Killing the Buddha

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photoFor the majority of Americans, a background in religion is a given, whether they have chosen to embrace, redefine, or completely reject the teachings of childhood.

When Peter Manseau and Jeff Sharlet took their search for religion on the road, they spent an incredible year meeting the many gods of America and the people who worship them: cowboys offering up crippled calves, and storm chasers searching for signs in tornados. The result is a spiritual trip throughout the looking glass.


Peter Manseau and Jeff Sharlet, co-authors of the new book "Killing The Buddha," co-editors of the online literary magazine

Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst, senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly magazine

This program aired on January 12, 2004.


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