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Transcripts of Patheos' Live Chats with the producers of God in America.

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 3-4 p.m. EDT: series director David Belton -- Transcript
Wednesday, Oct. 13, noon-1 p.m. EDT: producer Sarah Colt -- Transcript
Thursday, Oct. 14, noon-1 p.m. EDT: series executive producer Mike Sullivan -- Transcript


Below is the transcript of the conversation with producer Sarah Colt on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. For the main landing page go here.


Patheos: Welcome to Part 2 of our chat with the people behind God in America. Today, we're speaking with producer Sarah Colt.
Wednesday -- 12:00

Patheos: Sarah is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker who has produced films on politics, history and science for public television. Most recently, she wrote, directed and produced The Polio Crusade, which aired in 2009 on PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and Geronimo, which aired as part of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE's 2009 landmark Native American history series We Shall Remain.
Wednesday -- 12:00

Patheos: Thank you for joining us, Sarah. Let’s jump right in and start discussing last night’s program.
Wednesday -- 12:00

[Comment From Jill Smith Jill Smith : ]
How did Abraham Lincoln's faith change related to his position on slavery?
Wednesday -- 12:00 Jill Smith

Sarah Colt: Glad to be part of the conversation!
Wednesday -- 12:01

Sarah Colt: This is such a good question and one i spent months considering.
Wednesday -- 12:01

[Comment From Jack Kelly Jack Kelly : ]
By the way, last night's episodes were very well done.
Wednesday -- 12:02 Jack Kelly

[Comment From Holly Holly : ]
I agree with Jack Kelly!
Wednesday -- 12:03 Holly

Sarah Colt: In the end i came to believe that Lincoln's spiritual life, his religion and his views on slavery came together. He always opposed slavery but was willing to accomodate it. then the war happens. His struggle over the purpose of the was really intense. He grapples with this question about God and God's rile and comes to believe that God must be against slavery.
Wednesday -- 12:03

[Comment From another_sarah another_sarah : ]
What was the casting process for Lincoln? He is so iconic.
Wednesday -- 12:04 another_sarah

Sarah Colt: p.s. sorry about the typos! i've always been a bad typist...
Wednesday -- 12:04

[Comment From Elaine Elaine : ]
I loved Chris Sarandon! He was a good choice for Lincoln!
Wednesday -- 12:04 Elaine

[Comment From Roy Fuller Roy Fuller : ]
That is well put. His view of slavery did not change as much as his understanding of the reasons for the war.
Wednesday -- 12:05 Roy Fuller

Sarah Colt: another sarah - like your name. casting lincoln - i was terrified. as david belton, series director, said from the beginning, was it was like casting god.
Wednesday -- 12:05

[Comment From Jack Kelly Jack Kelly : ]
That was Chris Sarandon. I thought he looked familiar.
Wednesday -- 12:05 Jack Kelly

[Comment From Amy Fowler Amy Fowler : ]
The actor who played Frederick Douglass was very good as well. Looked just like him. Nice casting choice!
Wednesday -- 12:06 Amy Fowler

Sarah Colt: after our first meeting with chris i think i knew we had found the right person. chris seemed to instinctively understand the struggle. he also resembled lincoln somewhat although that was never the most important thing to us.
Wednesday -- 12:06

[Comment From Elaine Elaine : ]
Howard Zinn seemed to be of the opinion that Lincoln was against Emancipation and only used it as a last resort. Your series seems to make it appear as a moral imperative for him. Where do you think the truth really lies? Somewhere between?
Wednesday -- 12:07 Elaine

Sarah Colt: amy - glad you liked Keith David as Frederick Douglass. he really did look like him. initially we weren't going to do the whole big white wig but Keith insisted and he was right.
Wednesday -- 12:07

[Comment From Holly Holly : ]
I was wondering the same thing as Elaine
Wednesday -- 12:08 Holly

Sarah Colt: Elaine - great question. history is so subjective and i think you are probably right that the truth lies somewhere in between.
Wednesday -- 12:08

[Comment From Roy Fuller Roy Fuller : ]
I am enjoying the series. I teach courses on religion and America and am aware of the real lack of religious literacy on the part of many of my students. Keep up the great work. One point to quible with: the first night made the claim that Maryland was an Anglican colony, along with Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia. This is not correct, at least not initially. Maryland was founded by the Calvery family as a haven for Catholics, and in 1649 they passed what can be viewed as one of the first laws respecting religious "tolerance" in the colonies. Maryland was eventually taken over by Puritans, who did seek to establish their faith as the dominant faith.
Wednesday -- 12:08 Roy Fuller

Sarah Colt: i believe lincoln came to see emancipation as a moral imperitive but that wasn't the only reason he did it. there were also lots of practical reasons too.
Wednesday -- 12:09

[Comment From Jack Kelly Jack Kelly : ]
I did not know that Lincoln underwent such a "conversion" of faith after his son's death.
Wednesday -- 12:09 Jack Kelly

[Comment From Guest Guest : ]
Thanks for the clarification, Roy Fuller re: MD
Wednesday -- 12:10 Guest

Sarah Colt: elaine - so glad you liked Chris Sarandon in the role of Lincoln. A change from Al Pacino's lover in Dog Day Afternoon!
Wednesday -- 12:10

Sarah Colt: roy - i will forward your quibble onto my colleague david belton. he sits next door to me so i wiil make sure to give him your note! thanks for watching. we really hope the series will turn students on...
Wednesday -- 12:12

Sarah Colt: you know what i mean.
Wednesday -- 12:12

[Comment From Adam Adam : ]
This may seem like a bit of a loaded question. However, do you think you perhaps over emphasized slavery's role in the Civil War, thus blocking out all the other influences that also played a role in the conflict? Surely they were all intertwined, but from the episode it seems slavery was all the war was about. (Perhaps you thought that simplification was necessary in order to focus it solely on the religious aspects?)
Wednesday -- 12:12 Adam

[Comment From Elaine Elaine : ]
I forgot! He was in that movie! Wow, big change!
Wednesday -- 12:12 Elaine

[Comment From Roy Fuller Roy Fuller : ]
Speaking of white wigs, George Whitefield's (in the series) was most impressive. Some accounts have Whitefield as having been cross-eyed, but that would be tough for an actor to pull off.
Wednesday -- 12:13 Roy Fuller

Sarah Colt: adam- while sometimes it does seem like we have to simplify things to make them work for television, on this count, i don't think we did. slavery was absolutely the cause of the civil war. obviously there are many components to slavery but at the root it was slavery.
Wednesday -- 12:14

[Comment From Bill Peake Bill Peake : ]
Sorry I missed the program but would love to see it if it is on-line for viewing. Can you help me here?
Wednesday -- 12:14 Bill Peake

Sarah Colt: roy - i didn't realize whitefield was cross-eyed!
Wednesday -- 12:14

Patheos: Bill, you can watch online here: http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/view/
Wednesday -- 12:14

[Comment From Guest Guest : ]
Did Lincoln undergo a "conversion" of faith due to his wife's deep depression after their son's death?
Wednesday -- 12:15 Guest

Twitter
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Wednesday -- 12:16

Sarah Colt: guest - i'm sure mary influenced lincoln. we decided not to go into their relationship as we always had to keep our eye on our story which was religion. unlike in a biography film, where we would have done much more with lincoln's personal life, our main character was America, not Lincoln.
Wednesday -- 12:16

[Comment From Kristie Thomas Kristie Thomas : ]
Many people believe the Civil War was more than just simply a war over slavery, but rather over social, economic and religious differences. In your research, what did you determine where the long term effects on American religion because of the war?
Wednesday -- 12:16 Kristie Thomas

[Comment From Roy Fuller Roy Fuller : ]
Adam, there is a long running debate about the various "causes" of the Civil War. How much should slavery be emphasized? Good question. Would the war have happened absent slavery as an issue? Perhaps. One of those historic "what ifs?"
Wednesday -- 12:17 Roy Fuller

[Comment From Mike Todd Mike Todd : ]
Great production, fellas. Ken Burns would be proud :-)
Wednesday -- 12:18 Mike Todd

Sarah Colt: so we needed to tell lincoln's story in a different way. as an aside, i worked on a series for pbs titled "Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided" that you might find interesting. it came out about 10 years ago!
Wednesday -- 12:18

Sarah Colt: Kristie - I think slavery is at the heart of those differences. As for the question about the long term effects on religion as a result of the civil war - it's a very good one. not sure i have an answer...
Wednesday -- 12:19

[Comment From Jake Jake : ]
There were a lot of changes in the ways we live during the time period you covered last night, with the Industrial Revolution and lots of scientific understanding. Do you think those changes caused an increase in the number of non-believers? Or did it just embolden those who were already questioning?
Wednesday -- 12:20 Jake

Sarah Colt: mike todd - glad you like the series. what do you think of the drama in it? a departure from the typical ken burns style...
Wednesday -- 12:20

Sarah Colt: jake - great question. glad to also learn that someone stuck it out and watched the second hour last night!
Wednesday -- 12:21

[Comment From Elaine Elaine : ]
I liked the drama. It humanized the "sermonizing" and "speechifying!"
Wednesday -- 12:21 Elaine

[Comment From Guest Guest : ]
Science and faith can certainly go hand-in-hand.
Wednesday -- 12:22 Guest

Sarah Colt: industrialization, immigration, modernization definitely changed people's thinking. and the secular movement really started in this period. i was sorry to drop a story about robert ingersoll - this fascinating guy - an atheist - who toured the country giving speeches about how you can be moral without god. people loved to hear him speak, although most disagreed with him.
Wednesday -- 12:23

[Comment From Stuart L. Stuart L. : ]
i was interested to see the second hour cover the degrees of division between liberal and conservative christians. But how prevalent were people who completely rejected religion at this time?
Wednesday -- 12:23 Stuart L.

Sarah Colt: stuart l - basically the numbers of non-belivers was small compared to the believers who divided. that's basically why we ended up losing the secular story. as we edited we realized we had to stick to our story which was the divide between religious people. a divide we live with today.
Wednesday -- 12:24

[Comment From Guest Guest : ]
Lew Wallace's BEN HUR is a result of the Civil War's affect on "people", the human condition at the time~~~he was an atheist prior to.
Wednesday -- 12:24 Guest

[Comment From Rachel Rachel : ]
I feel like much of the series has focused on how the beliefs of the upper class and how they altered those of the lower. Isn't much of what we learn already focused on this? Why did you choose to take this series in the same direction? Also, we heard a lot about the civil war last night and the moral and religious decisions which led to it, yet there was very little coverage on the belief system of the slaves. Since many African Americans are religious it would have been interesting to see how their belief system evolved during slavery. Maybe even use Phillis Wheatley or David Walker as examples.
Wednesday -- 12:25 Rachel

Sarah Colt: guest - interesting.
Wednesday -- 12:25

Twitter
Patheos: See how Protestantism split into several branches with the tree lens. #godinamerica http://bit.ly/d0io87 [via Twitter]
Wednesday -- 12:25

[Comment From Amy Fowler Amy Fowler : ]
I really enjoyed the section on reform Judaism. I never realized they were such rebels. Very brave.
Wednesday -- 12:26 Amy Fowler

Sarah Colt: rachel- i'm interested in your comments about class. i'm not sure i see our series that way. can you explain?
Wednesday -- 12:26

[Comment From Abbey Smart Abbey Smart : ]
What was your biggest challenge with the production overall?
Wednesday -- 12:26 Abbey Smart

Sarah Colt: as for rachel's question about african americans during the civil war we went with frederick douglass as our character to understand one person's perspective but hopefully it illuminates a larger perspective. we actually filmed an interpretation of a "hush harbor," where slaves met in secret to worship but somehow it didn't end up working within the context of our story. i was sad to lose it.
Wednesday -- 12:28

[Comment From Stuart L. Stuart L. : ]
Guess my questions was already answered in a way. And I should have written "liberal and conservative christians and jews"!
Wednesday -- 12:29 Stuart L.

Sarah Colt: Abbey- I think the biggest challenge was figuring out the story. you could make so many different films about religion and american history. there are so many fascinating people, events, etc that could have been included.
Wednesday -- 12:30

[Comment From Craig Pilant Craig Pilant : ]
Was Mark Massa of Boston College/Fordham University a consultant on your series?
Wednesday -- 12:30 Craig Pilant

Sarah Colt: Amy - glad you liked the section reform Judaism. We had fun shooting the banquet scene!
Wednesday -- 12:30

Sarah Colt: Isaac Mayer Wise was a great character too.
Wednesday -- 12:31

[Comment From corey johnson corey johnson : ]
yeah, I was thinking we'd hear more about the faith of slaves when i saw the ad for the lincoln part
Wednesday -- 12:32 corey johnson

Sarah Colt: Craig - Mark Massa was extremely helpful to us and appears in both night 1 and 2. For my film he was the key person for understanding the Charles Briggs story. He's a good storyteller too.
Wednesday -- 12:32

[Comment From Jim Jim : ]
Unfortunatley, I have only seen parts of your program. I do like what I have seen so far. Thanks. I grew up Brooklyn Catholic in the 1950-60's. Do you address Catholicism pre Vatican 2 and/or post Vatican 2?
Wednesday -- 12:32 Jim

Sarah Colt: corey- watch tonight. while there won't be more on the faith of the slaves i think the african american religious experience will emerge.
Wednesday -- 12:33

[Comment From Amy Fowler Amy Fowler : ]
My husband and I really have enjoyed Stephen Prothero in the series. He's a great storyteller and speaker.
Wednesday -- 12:33 Amy Fowler

[Comment From corey johnson corey johnson : ]
cool, thanks
Wednesday -- 12:34 corey johnson

Sarah Colt: jim- tune in tonight. (another plug for Episodes 5&6) and come on-line tomorrow to chat with the executive producer of the series, mike sullivan.
Wednesday -- 12:34

Sarah Colt: amy - isn't Steve great?
Wednesday -- 12:34

[Comment From Joe Andrews Joe Andrews : ]
Really liked a lot of the "experts" in this segment. How do you go about finding people to interview?
Wednesday -- 12:34 Joe Andrews

[Comment From Jim Jim : ]
Thank you and again, I like what I have seen so far.
Wednesday -- 12:35 Jim

Twitter
Patheos: Compare the beliefs of early Americans #godinamerica http://bit.ly/d0io87 [via Twitter]
Wednesday -- 12:35

Sarah Colt: joe- it's a process, finding people to interview. we spend time meeting with people and talking to them on the phone before we decide to do the on-camera interviews. so it takes a lot of research and leg work and then, once you have someone in the chair you just hope there is some chemistry to the conversation. because that's waht the interview ends up being - a long conversation. i feel lucky to get to talk to such smart, interesting people for my job!
Wednesday -- 12:36

[Comment From Taylor Burton-Edwards Taylor Burton-Edwards : ]
Having written on Briggs myself, I want to commend your telling of that story. I think he really was paradigmatic of the fundamentalist/modernist divide. What may be less recognized is that his work still underlies nearly all Biblical Hebrew scholarship in English (Brown Driver Briggs Hebrew-English Lexicon) used in seminaries across the conservative to liberal spectrum.
Wednesday -- 12:37 Taylor Burton-Edwards

Sarah Colt: joe - thanks, btw. glad you liked our experts!
Wednesday -- 12:37

Sarah Colt: taylor - thanks for your input on briggs. his work as a scholar was extremely impressive.
Wednesday -- 12:37

[Comment From Abbey Smart Abbey Smart : ]
What was the biggest surprise for you personally in developing this series and the story?
Wednesday -- 12:38 Abbey Smart

[Comment From Joe Andrews Joe Andrews : ]
Thanks! Especially liked Cynthia Lynn Lyerly from Boston College. She's a great speaker, very real.
Wednesday -- 12:38 Joe Andrews

Sarah Colt: biggest surprise? probably lincoln's religious journey. i thought i knew something about lincoln but had never heard of his "meditation on divine will."
Wednesday -- 12:38

[Comment From Amy Fowler Amy Fowler : ]
I would imagine the influence of Catholicism via Hollywood (Bing Crosby for instance) would be something interesting to focus on.
Wednesday -- 12:39 Amy Fowler

Sarah Colt: joe - so glad you liked lynn Lyerly. we think she's great. she was a huge help to us both on and off camera. she must be such an amazing teacher - those BC students are lucky to have her!
Wednesday -- 12:39

[Comment From Rachel Rachel : ]
I loved the bits with Frederick Douglass, but I guess what I would have liked highlighted is how the Africans modified Christianity. Not every African bought here to be a slave was a Muslim and even if they were how did they make changes to Christianity to make it their own.
Wednesday -- 12:40 Rachel

Sarah Colt: abbey - back to the surprise question. also, in addition to the lincoln story, in general, i had not been taught anything about american religious history in my own education and then in making history films had not read much about it. but now i can't believe that - our religious history is so relevant to our larger history.
Wednesday -- 12:41

[Comment From Amy Fowler Amy Fowler : ]
I had never heard the story of Briggs before. It was fascinating. I never realized that one person began questioning the authors of the Bible. I always assumed it was a more grassroots movement.
Wednesday -- 12:41 Amy Fowler

Sarah Colt: rachel- it is such a fascinating topic. have you read Albert Raboteau's book Slave Religion? i recommend it.
Wednesday -- 12:42

[Comment From Elaine Elaine : ]
Do you plan to do another series on religion? I would love to see that!
Wednesday -- 12:43 Elaine

Sarah Colt: amy- briggs was one of the first people to talk openly about it in America. but he's not the only one. the movement started in Europe, as we say in the film.
Wednesday -- 12:43

[Comment From Taylor Burton-Edwards Taylor Burton-Edwards : ]
Yes-- I don't think US history, past or present, can be understood apart from that. One of the things your series is doing well is fleshing out the various strands of that history that make the tapestry rich and interesting... I really appreciate that.
Wednesday -- 12:43 Taylor Burton-Edwards

[Comment From Taylor Burton-Edwards Taylor Burton-Edwards : ]
Amy-- it was far more than Briggs. Briggs's story is compelling because he was so publicly denounced.
Wednesday -- 12:44 Taylor Burton-Edwards

Sarah Colt: elaine - i'd love to do another series on religion. funding is always the stumbling block...
Wednesday -- 12:44

[Comment From Abbey Smart Abbey Smart : ]
Who do you think your audience is for this program? Do you imagine 20-somethings watching and/or being interested? One of the most fascinating elements of the Obama campaign in my opinion was how it brought the younger generation back into the political landscape. What would bring that generation back into the religious landscape, or at least, conversation?
Wednesday -- 12:44 Abbey Smart

Sarah Colt: abbey- great question. we would love to think that younger people are watching but pbs's demographic is skewed much older...hopefully the website and dvd will get seen by a wide range of people, if they didn't actually tune in.
Wednesday -- 12:46

[Comment From Annie Annie : ]
I missed most of part 1, but part 2 was fascinating - I really enjoyed the Charles Briggs story. The entire show is helping me understand a lot about my own faith story. I'll definitely be watching tonight.
Wednesday -- 12:46 Annie

[Comment From Amy Fowler Amy Fowler : ]
Was there a story about religion in America you really wanted to tell, but couldn't fit into the series?
Wednesday -- 12:46 Amy Fowler

Sarah Colt: as for bringing younger people into the religious landscape, what do you think? not quite sure what you mean by this question.
Wednesday -- 12:47

Sarah Colt: annie - glad you are enjoying the series. you definitely need to see night 1 - it's great. check it out online.
Wednesday -- 12:47

[Comment From Taylor Burton-Edwards Taylor Burton-Edwards : ]
Any-- part of what was going on with Briggs was a sort of internal war between Princeton and Union. Princeton was the home of Benjamin Warfield, who was one of the pioneering fathers of what would later become fundamentalism. Union, in founding the biblical theology department with Briggs as it head, was offering an extraordinarily competitive vision and edge. So this wasn't just about ideas, but also institutions.
Wednesday -- 12:48 Taylor Burton-Edwards

[Comment From Elaine Elaine : ]
Younger people are listening to Matisyahu and going to big Christian concerts, not reading church history or watching PBS! lol
Wednesday -- 12:48 Elaine

Sarah Colt: amy - interestingly the stories that i was sorry to lose from my films have already been mentioned - slave religion being one and the other the secular movement.
Wednesday -- 12:48

[Comment From Alyssa DiGioia Alyssa DiGioia : ]
It was during my studies of Russian history, in particular Russia under Czarist rule, that I found out, and it was quite an eye-opener to me, that Abraham Lincoln drew up his Emancipation Proclamation ~fashioned after Czar Alexander III's. The Russian aristocracy, being Orthodox Christians, very much mediated on Divinity / divine power and will, too.
Wednesday -- 12:49 Alyssa DiGioia

Sarah Colt: alyssa - so interesting. i did not know this connection.
Wednesday -- 12:50

[Comment From corey johnson corey johnson : ]
you should do a series on slave religion. lots of good stuff there..
Wednesday -- 12:51 corey johnson

Sarah Colt: corey- that would be great. i would love to.
Wednesday -- 12:51

[Comment From Amy Fowler Amy Fowler : ]
Taylor - That's interesting. Sort of like MSNBC and Fox News?
Wednesday -- 12:51 Amy Fowler

[Comment From Taylor Burton-Edwards Taylor Burton-Edwards : ]
Not mentioned in episode one, but a good segue into episode two, was that Finney was predicting in his sermons in the 1820s that America was heading toward a civil war, and that that would inevitably come if Christians did not act to abolish slavery then.
Wednesday -- 12:51 Taylor Burton-Edwards

[Comment From Elaine Elaine : ]
What it tonight's show about?
Wednesday -- 12:51 Elaine

Sarah Colt: taylor - interestingly also was that james finley, who attends the cane ridge revival, was at the methodist meeting where North and South split.
Wednesday -- 12:52

[Comment From Amy Fowler Amy Fowler : ]
Taylor - Jefferson was already predicting war over the issue of slavery then as well.
Wednesday -- 12:53 Amy Fowler

[Comment From Taylor Burton-Edwards Taylor Burton-Edwards : ]
Yes, Sarah -- you could say that. The "pile-on" that eventually (after a failed attempt in 1892) led to Briggs's conviction for heresy was entirely led by Princeton.
Wednesday -- 12:53 Taylor Burton-Edwards

Sarah Colt: elaine - tonight's shows take us right up to Obama's 1st inaugural. definitely watch!
Wednesday -- 12:54

[Comment From Star Foster Star Foster : ]
So, I'm seeing the series as focusing more on the public conversation about God in America, rather than the history of religion in America? Is that correct? Because it does seem to give the impression of being favorable towards Protestants.
Wednesday -- 12:54 Star Foster

[Comment From Taylor Burton-Edwards Taylor Burton-Edwards : ]
Amy-- yes he was-- but he wasn't incorporating that into sermons-- and Finney did that every chance he got.
Wednesday -- 12:54 Taylor Burton-Edwards

Sarah Colt: star - the series is about the public conversation, definitely. important for people to know that or else they might be disappointed!
Wednesday -- 12:55

[Comment From Annie Annie : ]
I also wanted to compliment the filmmaker - I think the slant-y light and the interesting angles of the reenactment shots is fresh and gives such atmosphere.
Wednesday -- 12:55 Annie

[Comment From Rachel Rachel : ]
I was excited to see Keith David last night. How did you go about casting him for the role of Frederick Douglass?
Wednesday -- 12:56 Rachel

Sarah Colt: annie - glad you liked the was we shot the films. i was incredibly lucky to work with tim cragg who shot all the original material. he's a very talented cinematographer.
Wednesday -- 12:56

Patheos: How about two more questions for Sarah - thanks to all of the participants for bringing great questions.
Wednesday -- 12:56

Sarah Colt: Wasn't Keith good? We were lucky to get him. We worked with a casting director in New York who has worked with keith and made it happen for us.
Wednesday -- 12:57

[Comment From Candace Candace : ]
where did you shoot your material? i'm particularly thinking of the scenes in the second hour of the film, but also lincoln's room
Wednesday -- 12:57 Candace

[Comment From Callie Callie : ]
To the person who commented on George Whitefield being cross-eyed. This is my favorite picture. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.boudillion.com/devilsfootprints/DFGeroge.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.boudillion.com/devilsfootprints/devilsfootprints.htm&usg=__bJpJj1DQZsGf3HBg3AXipdHPu54=&h=958&w=775&sz=48&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=6gqnyqbH1849yM:&tbnh=177&tbnw=141&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgeorge%2Bwhitefield%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D650%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=437&vpy=240&dur=2977&hovh=250&hovw=202&tx=74&ty=138&ei=peS1TLWpKsO88gaG4tj-CQ&oei=peS1TLWpKsO88gaG4tj-CQ&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=19&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:0 We weren't sure we could pull it off in the drama...
Wednesday -- 12:58 Callie

Sarah Colt: candace - we shot a lot of our scenes in massachusetts. lincoln's "writing room" which had echoes of the oval office, is a house in waltham, mass called stonehurst. the scenes with the slaves were shot in South Carolina, at a museum called Hoistorica Brattonsville. Both places are worth a visit.
Wednesday -- 12:59

[Comment From Ken Danley Ken Danley : ]
along with Star's questions, how much is the ongoing quarrel on our American public conversation about God affected by our relationships with our own children (to protect & guide) and with our own parents (to defend, absolve, vindicate)?
Wednesday -- 1:00 Ken Danley

Sarah Colt: thanks callie - callie is the "clever producer" from yesterday's chat!
Wednesday -- 1:00

Sarah Colt: ken - good question. what do you think?
Wednesday -- 1:00

[Comment From Rachel Rachel : ]
Thanks for sharing your time with us! I really enjoyed last nights episode and I can't wait to see the finale tonight.
Wednesday -- 1:01 Rachel

Patheos: At the risk of interrupting Ken's response, we are going to need to bring this to a close.
Wednesday -- 1:02

Sarah Colt: thank you for all the interest and questions! this has been fun.
Wednesday -- 1:02

Patheos: Thanks for everyone for joining us, and a special thanks to Sarah for taking time out of a busy week to join our conversation.
Wednesday -- 1:02

Patheos: Don’t forget to watch Part 3 on your local PBS station tonight. If you miss it, catch it online.
Wednesday -- 1:02

Sarah Colt: I was just writing that!
Wednesday -- 1:02

Patheos: Thanks, Sarah! See everyone else tomorrow at noon EDT for a conversation with series producer Mike Sullivan.

 

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