Brian Williams: "Mormon In America"

This documentary sent 23 August 2012 NBC. It is well relatively ok, but everything is so stereotyped and you miss all the details. The interviews are superficial and members and former members refer to events that might have happened the 20-50 years ago, or even further back in time.

The problem with the documentary is that one can not tell how other Christian denominations were there at the time. Instead, you get a subconscious feeling that everything is compared to how life is nowadays. So wrong it becomes.

For we will all remember how it was in the free churches at the time. It was tighter now and it became easier ruled out for things that do not at all have the same meaning. A Pentecostal would marry a Pentecostal sooner, otherwise it became the member probably excluded or at least called up for a very serious conversation. The same thing happened at the time of the Mormon Church. The documentary fails to draw the parallels that would give viewers a richer and deeper insight into the lives of Mormons.

"... NBC aired an hour-long special about what it Means to be" Mormon in America. "A Utah couple interviewed for the documentary said They were a bit disappointed in the final product.

The focus of this week's "Rock Center with Brian Williams" was Entirely onThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saintsincluding its history, controversies, and customs through the eyes of individual members, families and the church historian.

Following the presentation, Juleen and Al Jackson, who were featured as a typical Mormon family, told KSL News They think NBC focused too much on the "fringe" aspects of the LDS faith rather than the faith itself.

"I think 98 percent of the members of this church are Indicative of how our family is, but (NBC) Seemed to focus more on the 2 percent That are disenfranchised at some level," said Juleen.

The couple said They spent three days with NBC's production crew, showing them how the family lives Their religion.

"I wish They had shared a more in-depth things," Al Jackson said. "I wish They had shown more with our kids, 'cause that's really who we are."

Still, he believes That most Americans who have interacted with Mormon church members know who are and What They stand for.

"For the most part, we're Becoming more and more accepted in the mainstream (America)," Al Jackson said. "A tree is known by its fruit, and members of this faith who live Their faith ... Their fruit is good." "

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