Naudet brothers visit 12 spiritual leaders for 'In God's Name' by yaofenjin

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Naudet brothers visit 12 spiritual leaders for ‘In God’s Name’
                    By FRAZIER MOORE                                had questions, existential questions.                               still being completed. But the parts avail-                         year-old brother, was born in France but                            Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ameri-
                     ASSOCIATED PRESS                               What does it all mean? I remember talk-                             able for preview hold promise of a beau-                            moved to New York with their family in                              ca and president of the Lutheran World
                                                                    ing with my brother: Is there something                             tifully realized portrait of faith in a dozen                       their teens.                                                        Federation; Michihisa Kitashirakawa, jin-
                               ’
    NEW YORK — “In God’s Name” be-                                  we can do with this in a documentary?”                              human variations. For all its elements, it                              “I think after 9/11,” says Zirinsky,                            gu daiguji (high priest) of the Shinto
gins with a brief introduction from its                                The plan they hatched called for tak-                            flows seamlessly with images and ideas                              “everybody had kind of the same ques-                               Grand Shrine of Ise. Also: Yona Metzger,
filmmakers, Jules and Gedeon Naudet,                                ing their questions to people well-posi-                            that should awaken the viewer to new                                tions: Why are we here? Does God exist?                             Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Israel; Frank
who take the viewer back — back to the                              tioned to address them: a dozen of the                              possibilities.                                                      How could God let that happen?”                                     Page, president of the Southern Baptist
morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when the broth-                                ’
                                                                    world’s leading spiritual figures, repre-                               As with “9/11,” the Naudets have again                              But she adds a caveat as to what the                            Convention; Muhammad Sayyed Tanta-
ers were in lower Manhattan working on                              senting some 4 billion followers.                                   collaborated with veteran CBS News pro-                                             ’
                                                                                                                                                                                                            film is not. “It’s not a tutorial on each re-                       wi, sheikh of Al-Azhar and a prominent
a documentary on New York firefighters.                                                ’
                                                                       The Naudets’ wish list included                                  ducer Susan Zirinsky and her team —                                 ligion. These leaders represent their reli-                         Sunni Muslim leader; Joginder Singh
    Jules was shooting inside the World                             Pope Benedict XVI, head of the Roman                                                              ’
                                                                                                                                        who received the brothers’ 180 hours of                             gions, and are here with their thoughts on                          Vedanti, jathedar of the Akal Takht, the
                ’
Trade Center’s north tower when the                                 Catholic Church, and the Dalai Lama,                                footage just four months ago.                                       life and purpose and prayer and the exis-                                  ’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sikhs’ highest authority; and Rowan
south tower fell. Gedeon spent hours fear-                          spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists —                                 How to cull this mass of material?                              tence of God.”                                                      Williams, archbishop of Canterbury and
ing his brother was lost. Jules feared the                          not the sort of folks normally subject-                             How to give it form?                                                    Though months were required in                                  head of the Church of England. And the
same about Gedeon.                                                  ed to a pop-in from an inquiring film                                            ’
                                                                                                                                            “In God’s Name” provides mini-pro-                              some cases, the Naudets landed the co-                              only woman in the group: Amma (Mata
    This all became part of their film,                             crew.                                                               files of each leader, but the main through-                         operation of each of the dozen leaders                              Amritanandamayi), a Hindu spiritual
“9/11,” which premiered on CBS in March                                But the Naudets believed they could                              line is a collective day-in-the-life shared                         they originally sought (including the pope                          leader.
2002 and was subsequently seen around                               get access. And not just for an interview,                          by all its subjects.                                                and the Dalai Lama):                                                   To visit them, the brothers (with a six-
the world.                                                          but for a behind-the-scenes glimpse into                                “The idea is to show the things that                                Alexei II, patriarch of Moscow and                              person crew) journeyed to Egypt, Eng-
    But years later, the film, and the awful                        the personal lives of these public figures.                         unite us, rather than divide us, and to                             head of the Russian Orthodox Church;                                land, India, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Rus-
day that dominated it, still absorbed them.                            Turns out the brothers were right. The                           give a sense of progression through the                             Ayatollah Muhammad Hussein Fadlal-                                  sia and the Vatican, as well as Illinois
    “It was the first time I had been con-                                               ’
                                                                    two-hour “In God’s Name” (airing at 8                               day — and through the questions we ask,”                            lah, a prominent Shiite Muslim leader;                              and South Carolina, between October
fronted with death,” Jules says, “and I                             p.m. tonight on CBS) is a crash project                             says 34-year-old Jules, who, with his 37-                           Mark Hanson, presiding bishop of the                                2006 and last June.


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 COMEDY (41)            Malibu            Coming to America ››› (1988, Comedy) Eddie Murphy.                                 Trading Places ›› (1983, Comedy) Dan Aykroyd.                                           Kenny         South Park        Drawn Toget    Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights ›› (2002)
 COURT (61)             Hot Pursuit       Hot Pursuit     Under Fire        Cops (TV14)     Cops (TV14)       Cops (TV14)    Cops (TV14)       Cops (TVPG) Most Shocking (TV14)                    Rapid Fire                      Cops (TV14)       Cops (TV14)    Cops (TV14)       Cops (TVPG) Most Shocking (TV14)
 DISC    (45)           MythBusters (TVPG)                Noah’s Ark                        Living With Wolves (HDTV) (TVG)                                     Survivorman (TVPG)                 Survivorman (TVPG)              Living With Wolves (HDTV) (TVG)                                    Survivorman (TVPG)
 DISCH (75)             Little People, Big World          Little People, Big World          Diagnosis: Unknown               Dr. G: Medical Examiner            Mystery Diagnosis (TVPG)           Diagnosis: Unknown              Dr. G: Medical Examiner          Mystery Diagnosis (TVPG)          Critical Hour (TVPG)
 E!      (44)           Will Smith: Hollywd Story         E! News Weekend (TVPG)            Forbes 20 Under 25               Girls             Snoop            Girls             Snoop            The Soup          Chelsea       Girls             Snoop          Hugh Hefner: The E! True Hollywood Story
 FOOD    (29)           Bobby Flay        Cakes           Dinner: Impossible                Challenge “Villain Cakes”        Iron Chef America                  Bobby Flay        Dinner           Cakes             Diners        Iron Chef America                Bobby Flay        Dinner          Cakes              Diners
 FUSE    (65)           Cheerlead         Cheerlead       Daddy’s Girl      Daddy’s Girl    Daddy’s Girl      Daddy’s Girl   Daddy’s Girl      Daddy’s Girl     Daddy’s Girl      Daddy’s Girl     Daddy’s Girl      Daddy’s Girl  Daddy’s Girl      Daddy’s Girl   Pants-Dance       Pants-Dance     Planet Rock        Loaded
 FX      (63)           The Animal › (2001, Comedy) Rob Schneider.                          Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004, Comedy)                     Nip/Tuck (HDTV) (TVMA)             (10:03) Someone Like You ›› (2001)                               Married...        Married...      Paid Prog.         Paid Prog.
GALA     (26)           (3) La Co-Media Hora              Acción                            Vida Salvaje                     Regalo de Navidad (TVG)                                               Noticiero         Risas-Risas   Acción                           Pagado            Pagado          Pagado             Pagado
 HGTV    (53)           Weekend           Property        My House          House           To Sell           Secrets Sell   Decorating Cents                   Property          First Place      What Get          Living Ed     To Sell           Secrets Sell   Decorating Cents                  Property           First Place
 HIST    (71)           In Search of Christmas            Christmas Unwrapped               The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth (N) (TVPG)                           The Kennedy Assassination: Beyond Conspiracy                       The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth (TVPG)                              The Kennedy Assassina
 ION     (23)           ION Life “Up All Night”           Hogfather (2006, Fantasy) David Jason, Joss Ackland, Marc Warren.                                                                        Live From Liberty (TVG)         Feed              Paid Prog.     Paid Prog.        Paid Prog.      Paid Prog.         Paid Prog.
 LIFE    (40)           Lost Holiday                      Home for the Holidays (2005, Drama)                                A Very Married Christmas ›› (2004, Drama)                             Medium (TV14)                   A Very Married Christmas ›› (2004, Drama)                          Get Thin           Paid Prog.
MUN2     (24)           2RSLVJ (TVPG)                     La Barbocoa (TVPG)                Vivo (TVPG)                      The Mun 2 Shift                    La Barbocoa (TVPG)                 Nation Under Hip Hop            The Mun 2 Shift                  Red Eye (TV14)
 NGEO    (72)           Exodus Revealed (TVG)             Sweet Tooth (TVG)                 Dog Genius (N) (TVPG)            Dog Whisperer (N) (TVG)            Explorer (HDTV) (TVG)              Dog Genius (TVPG)               Dog Whisperer (TVG)              Explorer (HDTV) (TVG)             Naked Science (TVG)
 OXY     (69)           Proof ›› (2005, Drama) Gwyneth Paltrow.                             Snapped           Captured       Snapped           Snapped          Snapped           Captured         Talk Sex-Sue                    Talk Sex-Sue                     Proof ›› (2005, Drama) Gwyneth Paltrow.
 SCIFI   (42)           (4) The Stand (TV14)              The Stand (Part 3 of 4) (TV14)                                     The Stand (Part 4 of 4) (TV14)                                        They Are Among Us (2004, Science Fiction)                        Twilight Z.       Twilight Z.     BeastMaster (TVPG)
 SOAP    (74)           General Hospital Tuesday          General Hospital                  General Hospital                 General Hospital Friday            Kiss of Fire › (1998, Drama) Christina Applegate.                  Days of our Lives                Days of our Lives                 Days of our Lives
 SPIKE   (51)           CSI: Crime Scn                    CSI: Crime Scn                    CSI: Crime Scn                   CSI: Crime Scn                     Edison Force ›› (2005, Suspense), Kevin Spacey                     The Negotiator ››› (1998, Suspense) Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey.
 STYLE (73)             Dr. 90210 (TV14)                  Ult Style         Dress Nest      Kimora: Fab       Kimora         Clean House                        The Big Party Plan-Off             Kimora: Fab       Kimora        Clean House                      The Big Party Plan-Off            How Do I Look?
 TBS     (68)           Rush Hour 2 ›› (2001, Action) Jackie Chan.                          Ocean’s Eleven ››› (2001, Comedy-Drama), Matt Damon                                   Ocean’s Eleven ››› (2001, Comedy-Drama), Matt Damon                               Swordfish ›› (2001, Suspense) John Travolta.
TELE     (25)           Just Laugh        Al Rojo Vivo    Eduardo Manos de Tijera ››› (1990, Fantasía)                       El Regalo Prometido ›› (1996, Comedia), Sinbad                        Titulares Tel     Al Rojo Vivo  Robinson Crusoe (2003, Aventura)                   Picardía Mexicana II (1980, Drama)
 TLC     (31)           Property Ladder (TVG)             What Not to Wear (TVPG)           What Not to Wear (TVPG)          What Not to Wear (TVPG)            What Not to Wear (TVPG)            What Not to Wear (TVPG)         What Not to Wear (TVPG)          What Not to Wear (TVPG)           What Not to Wear (TVPG)
 TNT     (43)           (4:45) The Wizard of Oz (1939) (DVS)                                Shrek ››› (2001, Comedy)                           (8:35) Shrek (2001, Comedy)                         (10:10) Chicken Run ››› (2000, Comedy)                           National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
 TRAVEL (54)            Anthony Bourdain                  Tribal Life: Meet Namal           Tribal Life: Meet Namal          Tribal Life: Meet Namal            Tribal Life: Meet Namal            Tribal Life: Meet Namal         Tribal Life: Meet Namal          Tribal Life: Meet Namal           Tribal Life: Meet Namal
 TVLAND (62)            Andy Griffith     Andy Griffith   Andy Griffith     Andy Griffith   M*A*S*H           M*A*S*H        M*A*S*H           M*A*S*H          Sanford           Sanford          Jeffersons        Jeffersons    Andy Griffith     Andy Griffith  3’s Co.           3’s Co.         Designing          Jeffersons
 TXCN    (28)           News              Lone Star       News              Metro           News              Lone Star      News              Metro            News              Lone Star        News              Metro         TXCN Overnight News
 USA     (58)           Liar Liar ›› (1997, Comedy) Jim Carrey.                             The 40-Year-Old Virgin ››› (2005, Romance-Comedy) Steve Carell.                                        Law & Order: SVU                Law & Order: SVU                 Psych (TVPG)                      Christmas Carol: Musical
 WE      (60)           Rich Bride, Poor Bride            Rich Bride, Poor Bride            Rich Bride, Poor Bride (N)       Wedding           Wedding          Hair Trauma       Hair Trauma      Rich Bride, Poor Bride          Wedding           Wedding        Hair Trauma       Hair Trauma     Rich Bride, Poor Bride
 WGN      (7)           Funniest Home Videos              Funniest          Funniest        American Idol Rewind             Santa Salutes the Stars            WGN News          Replay           Scrubs            Corner Gas    Corner Gas        Becker         Funniest Home Videos              The Steve Wilkos Show
 AMC     (57)           The In-Laws ›› (2003, Comedy)                                         Miss Congeniality ›› (2000, Comedy) Sandra Bullock.                                 Miss Congeniality ›› (2000, Comedy) Sandra Bullock.                               Hero ›› (1992, Comedy-Drama) Dustin Hoffman.
 HBO     (700)          (:15) 16 Blocks ››› Bruce Willis. (2006)                              X-Men: The Last Stand ›› (2006)                                    Dreamgirls ››› Jamie Foxx. (2006)                                 Dave Attell                      (12:15) The Science of Sleep ››› (2006)
 HBO2    (701)          You, Me and Dupree ›› (2006, Comedy)                                  Deck the Halls › (2006, Comedy)                  Hard as Nails (2007, Documentary)                  The Wire (TVMA)                  Domino ›› (2005, Action) Keira Knightley.                           (1:10) Real Sex 24
HBOLAT (707)            (:15) 16 Blocks ››› Bruce Willis. (2006) (SS)                         X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) (SS)                Carne             Dreamgirls ››› Jamie Foxx. (2006) (SS)                            (:15) Derecho de Familia ››› (2006)                                 Cathouse 2        Videos
 LMN     (59)           (5:13) Infidelity (2004, Drama) Kim Delaney.                          The Last Dance (2000, Romance)                   (8:45) Half a Dozen Babies (1999, Drama)                           Christmas Child (2003, Drama), Megan Follows                       (12:18) Nicholas’ Gift (1998)
 TCM     (420)          The Facts of Life ››› (1960, Comedy-Drama)                            Christmas in Connecticut ›› (1945, Comedy)                         Holiday Affair ››› (1949, Romance)                                King of Kings ››› (1927, Historical Drama)                          Spirit of the Beehive

								
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