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For week ended November 28, 1999 Posted 24 Feb 2001
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'Prophet' Relies More On Faith Than on Fact

"American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith" premeired on Friday, November 26th on PBS stations around the U.S., but the Washington Post's Richard Leiby was not impressed with the documentary, saying that it left out too much about Joseph Smith, leaving viewers with the impression of a persecuted man without an understanding of why he was persecuted.
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'A Pecular People'

While legal scholar Kenneth Anderson's article in Sunday's Los Angeles Times purports to review Richard N. and Joan K. Ostling's book "Mormon America," it ends up as more of a personal reaction to LDS teachings and the LDS Church, but in doing so, Anderson gives a intellectual and thought-provoking description of the state of the LDS Church and the challenges that intellectuals in the Church face.

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'Jack Mormons' Speak Out: Author Finds Many Who Have Left Church Still Feel Some Pull

James W. Ure's soon to be published book, Leaving the Fold: Candid Conversations With Inactive Mormons, exposes political, doctrinal and personal issues as the reasons people give for leaving the Mormon faith. Ure acknowledges that his study is purely anecdotal and personal, not scientific. He embarked on this project to determine his own place in the social landscape of Mormonism.

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'Halflives' reveals author's wild center

"Halflives: Reconciling Work and Wildness" is a story of Brooke Williams' journey from plumbing supplies salesman to accomplished author and revered naturalist. Through a series of trying events, Williams managed to marry his love for the wilderness with his need to work.

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Korean Choir to Take Part in Mormon Christmas Tradition

More than 350,000 lights were illuminated at the Los Angeles Temple on Saturday, November 27th. A holiday program entitled "Christmas on Temple Hill," featuring the Southern California Mormon Choir and a Korean Choir, singing a rendition of "Silent Night" in Korean, provided entertainment.

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