TV documentary

I’m going to be one of the talking heads in a new TV documentary about Maharishi and Transcendental Meditation. The program is “Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: A Biography,” produced by ITN Factual of London for the Arts & Entertainment network. The program premieres on the History Channel International on Wednesday, November 28, at 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM Eastern. Click here to see the HCI web page with the schedule for the air date.

I assume that the show will go into rotation after that. Also, I’ve been told that the program will air on the Biography Channel at some point.

If you’d like, feel free to discuss the show in comments to this post.

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  1. Anonymous December 11, 2007

    I watched the documentary and it was very much a puff piece. How do you feel about it?

  2. Geoff December 11, 2007

    Yes, the show lacked dissenting voices and critical analysis. (I provided quite a bit of counterpoint in my interview, but most of it wound up on the cutting room floor.)

    That said, I doubt that the kind of show that you and I have in mind would stand a chance of airing in the current media climate. Substantive documentaries on ANY subject are rare outside a few niche markets like PBS and the Sundance Channel. That’s why I write books. : )



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