Press Releases

Community Cinema Offers Prayer In America

January 10, 2008


A one-hour preview of a new documentary, Prayer In America, will be the next presentation in the MPTV Community Cinema series at Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. The monthly film series, sponsored by Milwaukee Public Television, is free and open to the public.
The program examines how prayer has contributed to the fabric of American history, culture, and everyday life. The multi-faith television special will be presented in two, one-hour specials. They will premiere Tuesday, Feb. 12, on MPTV-10 at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Prayer In America is a production of the Milwaukee-based Duncan Group. The preview will include a panel discussion featuring Denise Blake, project outreach director, and Patty Ostermick, a researcher for the documentary and a veteran member of the Duncan Group.
The two-part series examines the nature of prayer, its relationship to science, and its contributions to everyday life. Presented with an objective, journalistic approach, the documentary is designed to inspire dialogue that could lead to greater understanding. It is based in part on the book, "One Nation Under God - The History of Prayer in America" by James P. Moore, Jr.
MPTV Community Cinema is one of a number of new services, special events and local programs commemorating Milwaukee Public Television's 50th anniversary. MPTV is a viewer-supported service of Milwaukee Area Technical College.

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For more information, contact Kay Tierney, Publicist, MPTV (414) 297-7512.