Now that some promos have begun running on History Channel 2, we can reveal that the new season of America’s Book of Secrets is going to include a show completely dedicated to Scientology. For now, the tentative date for the show is March 29.
We were interviewed at length for the show, and so were a lot of other people our readers are very familiar with. Judging by the questions we were asked, this show may cover a lot of ground.
When we were first approached about the project, we noticed that the series in the past had taken on some more fanciful subjects — like UFOs, for example — and we told a producer we weren’t interested in taking part if the show wasn’t going to take Scientology and its many controversies seriously. We were assured that the show would be factual and thoroughly researched. And then, when we were interviewed, the questions were great. So we have our hopes up about this project, even if we end up on the cutting room floor.
And speaking of UFOs, today is also going to be a little otherworldly for us. A week ago, we were contacted by Mel Fabregas, who runs something called Veritas Radio out of Arizona that takes on a lot of speculative subjects. He was in a bit of a panic — he’d scheduled and prepared for a radio interview with Jamie DeWolf, who was suddenly unavailable. Could we step in at the last minute? Knowing nothing about the program, we agreed. Then it turned out that Mel wanted us for a full two hours. Yowza!
We have to say, though, the interview was terrific. Mel was super-prepared and asked really knowledgeable questions, and the time flew by. He’s apparently making it available today at his website, which requires a subscription. We’ll see if we can’t persuade him to let Bunker readers listen in, perhaps after some time has gone by.
UPDATE: Mel just sent a message, saying that my interview would show up on his site in three weeks, on March 27. The first part, he says, will be free for people to download.
Posted by Tony Ortega on March 6, 2014 at 07:00
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