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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The controversy over Mel Gibson's film "The Passion," about the last hours of the life of Jesus, reviewed; details given of the criticism of Gibson's fundamentalist strain of Catholicism. [National Assn. of Evangelicals executive director Rev. Ted HAGGARD, Union Theological Seminary Sister Mary BOYS, Anti-Defamation League executive director Abe FOXMAN- offer views of the movie's language, violence, portrayal of Jews, Gibson.] [Icon Productions marketing director Paul LAUER- responds to the criticism; defends Gibson's relationship with Jews.] [FOXMAN - says it is about sensitivity, not censorship.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with Lauer about the criticism of the movie. [From Los Angeles, LAUER - says we have screened the film for as many people as possible; indicates that Gibson has been accused of anti-Semitism; states we invite feedback from Jewish leaders following the film's validation by 300 religious leaders.]
- Brown, Aaron
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