Television: The Networks Get Religion

Masada and Peter and Paul bring the Word to prime time

And on the eve of the Great Holy Day, the three elders of the network Sanhedrin came into the sight of the Lord God, and they begged for his blessing. And God said: "You do not deserve my blessing. For your local newscasters bray like the jackal in the field, and your prime-time soaps are as the balm of Gomorrah, and your sitcoms are in violation of all that is funny. And you, O elders of cathode, you lusteth after false profits." And...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!