Documentary on unbelief airs on PBS stations nationwide

May 23, 2007

The first-ever television documentary on the history of religious unbelief is coming to America. A Brief History of Disbelief premiers in the U.S. on most public television stations beginning on Friday, May 4, 2007 (check local listings). Bill Moyers will discuss the series on “Bill Moyers Journal” that evening at 9pm.

Written and narrated by acclaimed British intellectual Jonathan Miller, the 3-part series originally aired on the BBC. It combines an exploration of the origins of Miller’s own lack of belief with historical perspective and interviews with leading authorities, including biologist Richard Dawkins, philosopher Daniel Dennett, Arthur Miller, and physicist Steven Weinberg.

A Brief History of Disbelief is presented by the Independent Production Fund, executive director Alvin Perlmutter, and its principal sponsor is the Center for Inquiry.