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CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Sibila Vargas) The decision by the Academy Awards to snub the successful & influential film "The Passion of the Christ" examined; film clips shown; details given about the controversies over the movie. [AMPAS executive director Bruce DAVIS†, "Daily Variety" Michael SPEIER†, Liberty Film Festival founder Jason APUZZO†- talk about "The Passion of the Christ."]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The phenomenon of "The Passion of the Christ" examined; details given about director Mel Gibson's determination to make a movie about the last twelve hours of the life of Jesus. [GIBSON - talks about making art.] [Anti-Defamation League Abe FOXMAN†, Catholic League William DONAHUE†- talk about the film & the view of blaming the Jews.] [Actor Jim CAVIEZEL†- talks about the violence in the film.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with "New York Times" reporter Sharon Waxman about "The Passion" & why it was not nominated for an Oscar [From Park City, Utah, WAXMAN - talks about the Jewish character of Hollywood & the overlooking of "The Passion of the Christ" by the Academy; comments on the critics' review of "The Passion"; reacts to this year's true-to-form Oscar nominations.]

Brown, Aaron;
Vargas, Sibila

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