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ONE OF THE LONGEST RUNNING SYNDICATED SHOWS IN TELEVISION HISTORY...
Created by Fr. Ellwood Kieser, known as the "Hollywood Priest," INSIGHT brought together some of the best television writers, directors, and actors of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Together, they produced a memorable, Emmy-winning series that dealt with the moral implications of contemporary issues and broke new ground in religious broadcasting. Here's what television critics of that era had to say:
"Drama straight off the front page...superbly played...sensitively directed."
- Jack Gould, New York Times
"Very funny and savagely pointed, imaginative, provocative, and entertaining."
- Charles Champlin, Los Angeles Times
"Some of the best experimental drama on television."
- James Bacon, Los Angeles Herald Examiner
"Extraordinary...well produced, well directed, well acted, well written."
- Cleveland Amory, TV Guide
"The most successful religious oriented television series in the history of the tube."
- Vern Scott, St. Louis Post Dispatch
Now, there is a book that provides insight on INSIGHT Here you'll find background on the show's inspiration and development, as well as a compendium of information about all surviving episodes-a treasure trove for fans and television enthusiasts alike.
Rev. Mark Villano, a native of New Haven, CT, holds an MDiv Degree from the Catholic University of America, and an MFA from the School of Cinematic Arts at USC. He has served in campus ministry at schools across the country, including the University of Texas, Ohio State University, UCLA, and Yale. He has taught courses in religion, philosophy, art history, and popular culture, and maintains a strong interest in film and media studies.