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Mormonism in the News: NBC Interview with Romney and Mormons

Headlining today’s “Getting It Right” are Rock Center’s evenhanded treatment of Mormonism and an interview with a Mormon scholar that clarifies misconceptions from The Book of Mormon musical. We also include an article from The Daily Beast that notes the Church’s “efficient relief organization” and additional stories that include misleading statements about Church growth (ABC News) and incorrect information about Mormons’ beliefs (The Herald-News).

NBC: Rock Center Provides Evenhanded Report on Mormonism

The media attention directed toward The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints took a unique turn last Thursday as NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams became the first network program to devote a full hour of prime-time television to a report on Mormonism.

Although NBC doesn’t get everything right in this program (titled “Mormon in America”), it was a sincere attempt to know the faith. Thursday’s show is a good example of what we mean when we say we want to be a part of the global discussion of Mormonism.

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