Here is a copy of the response I just received from my PBS affiliate regarding my requests for counterpoints to the new "Knocking" documentary.
I am very happy to hear that they actually received and responded to the email I sent; I only hope they read all of it and actually checked out the links.
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Knocking. We have no current plans to broadcast the Program in the near
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@aol.com on Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 4:56 PM -0500 wrote:
>Dear Programming Director:
>If you are going to promote Jehovah's Witnesses' propaganada, such as the
>upcoming documentary, Knocking, I expect that you will also provide
>succinct counterpoint to it, in light of the fact that the Jehovah's
>Witness organization is properly regarded by most of its former members
>as home-wrecking because of its dreadful shunning and
>"dis-fellowshipping" practices. More importantly, their written
>policies on blood transfusions have misrepresented secular, medical facts
>to promote a deadly cult practice that has killed members and that has
>caused much unnecessary suffering. For further details, see:
>]http://ajwrb.org/whatsnew/church_state.shtml Please, be sure to include
>that information, with Attorney Kerry Louderback-Wood's well-researched
>analysis, as counterpoint to your Knocking documentary.
>I wonder if the show, Knocking, addresses issues such as the Jehovah's
>Witnesses' propensity for hiding sex abuse within their congregations?
>See: [ http://www.silentlambs.org/ ]http://www.silentlambs.org to find
>out more about their secret data base of sex offenders, which a
>California court recently ruled must be opened for the benefit of
>Please include the following guests, or clips of their testimonials from
>other documentaries, in a counterpoint/panel to follow-up the Knocking
>Barbara Anderson, ex-JW and expose-writer; Bill Bowen, founder of
>SilentLambs.org; Kimberlee Norris, attorney of Love & Norris in Texas,
>representing JW victims; Attorney Kerry Louderback-Wood, author of
>"Jehovah's Witnesses, Blood Transfusions, And The Tort Of
>Misrepresentation", featured in the fall, 2005, Journal Of Church
>And State; cult-busters Danny Haszard, Rick Ross, Steve Hassan; and the
>founders of Associated Jehovah's Witnesses for Reform On Blood, ([
>http://www.ajwrb.org ]http://www.ajwrb.org). You might also seek other
>ex-jws from the many chat rooms and Internet discussion boards who
>are speaking out every day against the terrible policies of this
>dreadful, high-control group/cult called the Jehovah's Witnesses. The
>above-mentioned individuals will shed some light on a topic that Joel
>Engardio probably fails to illuminate in Knocking.
>I wonder, how much money did the Watchtower Bible And Tract Society have
>to infuse into PBS, via this show, and its director to promote themselves
>on PBS? And how desperately must PBS need their money?
>Thank you very much. I look forward to hearing from you on this matter.
> Name Deleted.>Another victim of the Jehovah's Witnesses' policies and practices