Director Paul Haggis Speaks Out About Scientology in First Television Interview!


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This is from NBC News here in the U.S. (one of the major TV networks! ) :)

Lawrence Wright will be on as well! :happydance:

There's a brief video clip here at this link (a teaser):

"Next week on Rock Center, insider accounts that have never been broadcast before about Scientology, including Harry Smith's exclusive interview with Paul Haggis. The Oscar-winning writer and director is the most prominent Scientology member in Hollywood to break away after spending more than 30 years as a member.

"I was ashamed of my own stupidity, of how I'd been, could have been so purposely blind for so many years," Haggis told Rock Center's Harry Smith.

Smith also talks to the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright, who has written a controversial new book about the Church of Scientology titled, ‘Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief.’

Harry Smith’s full report airs Thurs., Jan. 17 at 10pm/9c on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams."

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This is from NBC News here in the U.S. (one of the major TV networks! ) :)

Lawrence Wright will be on as well! :happydance: ...

That'll work well in promoting the new book. :thumbsup:

Look like someone's publisher has a good press agent. Hoped they talk to John Stewart/Stephen Colbert, too. :whistling:

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Here's a post from regarding the Paul Haggis interview as well as some upcoming surprises: :coolwink:

The folks over at NBC’s Rock Center were good enough to send us this promo this afternoon…

…just as we were about to walk into a 3-hour movie. Oh well. So you’ve probably already heard this news. But heck, there’s still plenty of time to talk about how great it is that Paul Haggis talked to Harry Smith about leaving Scientology, and that Larry Wright will also be featured. Some other ex-Scientologists were also interviewed, we hear, but we don’t know if they’ll be included in this show.

We’re very familiar with Haggis’s story as told by Wright two years ago in the New Yorker, and we have to wonder how much of this show will be new to us. But just think of the reach! Even from this short clip, we can see how credible Haggis seems, and with Scientology’s PR team in disarray, there’s just no way they’re going to have much of a comeback to this.

Wednesday night, January 16 Nancy Many’s docudrama will air on ID. Thursday the 17th is the official launch of Wright’s book, which should be accompanied by a blizzard of features and reviews around the country. And we’re also expecting a couple of other bombs to land soon, and we’d hate to spoil the surprise on them. Let’s just say one involves a huge project by a certain formidable daily newspaper, and another is a magazine-style investigation by a certain buzzy website.

And on top of that Jenna Miscavige Hill’s memoir is still to come on February 5.

The funny thing is, it’s still not enough. We want more, MORE!


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Before I even saw this thread I got a call from my mother and she said "you know that Scientology stuff you have been reading about? Some of it's going to be on Rock Center next week". I'm so happy that this stuff is getting so much exposure in the mainstream lately! If it's reaching shows and stations that even my mother watches, you know it's starting to really leak out there. I'm can't wait to see this one! :happydance:


There's a new video clip that's out now, another 'teaser', and it has a brief clip of both Paul Haggis and also Lawrence Wright:

Scientology creates 'atmosphere of fear,' says 'Going Clear' author Lawrence Wright

WOW - the last seconds of that video! He's been there and done that - you can hear it when he talks about the cult's culture of fear. This is going to be bigger than that volcano on the cover of Dianetics.

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