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Lawrence Wright reports on the Church of Scientology. He interviewed over two hundred former and current Scientologists. He also examined the inner workings of the Church. He also profiles its founder, the late science fiction writer, L. Ron Hubbard.
Lawrence Wright is the author of many books, including "The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11" and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize. He is a staff writer for The New Yorker. For more information, visit lawrencewright.com.
Scientology is a body of beliefs and related practices created by L. Ron Hubbard (1911–1986), beginning in 1952 as a successor to his earlier self-help system, Dianetics. Scientology teaches that people are immortal beings who have forgotten their true nature. Its method of spiritual rehabilitation is a type of counselling known as auditing, in which practitioners aim to consciously re-experience painful or traumatic events in their past in order to free themselves of their limiting effects.
Source: BookTV: Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief
John F. Kennedy On Civil Rights
JFK was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.
Source: Free Info Society: John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Civil Rights Address
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Music includes Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son, Grand Funk Railroad - Let's stop the war, Michael Jackson - They Don't Care About Us, Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers, James Blundell - BACK IT UP!, Bob Marley - Get Up Stand Up, Terry Gangstad - Chest Hair Club, Ernest Tubb - Last Letter, Odetta - Sail Away Ladies, Abyssinian Baptist Gospel Choir - Battle Hymn of the Republic, Monty Pythons - The Galaxy Song, Tom Lehrer - Be Prepared, Linda Tillery & the Cultural Heritage Choir - Don't You Ever Let Nobody Drag Yo's Spirit Down, Willie Nelson - Angels Flying too Close to the Ground, John Coltrane - Summertime
BookTV: Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief
Free Info Society: John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Civil Rights Address
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