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Opinion: Will the GOP's Standard on Faith Trip up Romney?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

There are many of us who don't care about a candidate's faith at all and are uncomfortable basing our views of a candidate on his involvement with his church.

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On The Media

"I'm a Mormon" Media Campaign

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints—otherwise known as the Mormon Church—is expanding a national media campaign to dispel misconceptions the public might have about its members. Brooke spoke with Ron Wilson, the church's manager for internet and advertising, about the campaign and the misconceptions it hopes to correct.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Polygamous Marriage: Love Times Three

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Joe DargerAlina Darger, and Valerie Darger, Independent Fundamentalist Mormons and co-authors, with Vicki Darger and Brooke Adams, of Love Times Three: Our True Story of A Polygamous Marriage, talk about life in a plural marriage and their advocacy work on behalf of polygamists.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mormon America

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

There are two Mormon candidates in contention for the 2012 GOP nomination. Richard N. Ostling, former religion writer for the Associated Press and Time Magazine and co-author of Mormon America: The Power and the Promise, discusses how Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman balance their religious and political identities.

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Mormonism and American Politics

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

WNYC

The LDS membership, notably in Utah, is the most faithful to the Republican party than any other group, even more than people who identify as evangelicals.

Richard N. Ostling, former religion writer for the Associated Press and Time Magazine and co-author of Mormon America: The Power and the Promise, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Takeaway

Mormons and American Politics

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

With Jon Huntsman announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney is no longer the only Mormon in the running. Both candidates have the potential to become front-runners in the race, even though a recent Gallup poll shows 22 percent of the nation would not vote for a Mormon. 

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Studio 360

Sneak Preview: The Book of Mormon Decoded

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Book of Mormon is the toast of Broadway (with 14 nominations for June’s Tony Awards). Trey Parker and Matt Stone teamed up with Robert Lopez, best known for Avenue Q, to put the spring in the Mormons' steps. In this preview clip of Kurt Andersen's interview with Lopez, the composer deconstructs the song “All-American Prophet” and revives hooks previously lost to the cutting-room floor.

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WQXR Blog

Two Broadway Shows: Which One is More Offensive?

Saturday, April 02, 2011

This last Wednesday I attended The Book Of Mormon, the new Broadway musical from the team who created South Park. Then on Thursday I saw the current revival of the classic musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying staring Daniel Radcliffe, of Harry Potter fame. Just for fun I’d like to compare the two and make the case that How To Succeed is the more offensive of the two.

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Features

Goodbye, 'Big Love'...Hello, 'Book of Mormon'

Friday, March 25, 2011

"Big Love," HBO's series about a fictional fundamentalist Mormon family wrapped up this week. But Broadway has a new show that takes the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as its subject. "The Book of Mormon," a musical written by the creators of the hit TV show "South Park," opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on Thursday evening.

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The Takeaway

Shedding Light on 'The Lonely Polygamist'

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Writer Brady Udall caused a stir more than twelve years ago when he wrote an article for Esquire about the predicament of being a polygamist dad. He wrote about a lonely polygamist named Bill who had four wives and thirty-one kids and explored how Bill kept his wives and himself afloat in the modern world.

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The Takeaway

Remixing The Holidays: Brian Stokes Mitchell and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Our "Remixing the Holidays" series continues with Tony Award-winning Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell, who performs with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in their 2009 television Christmas special and on the accompanying CD, "Ring Christmas Bells." Also joining us to share their favorite holiday music are two of the choir's dedicated members: Jean Hill and Elliot Clark.

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On Being

Robert Millet — Inside Mormon Faith [remix]

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Americans have been hearing a lot about Mormonism in the context of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. But much of the public discussion of this faith of 13 million people has focused on controversies in the church's history. We'll avoid well-trodden gr

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On Being

[Unedited] Robert Millet With Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Americans have been hearing a lot about Mormonism in the context of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. But much of the public discussion of this faith of 13 million people has focused on controversies in the church's history. We'll avoid well-trodden gr

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