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The Bible is a hit television series currently showing
on The History Channel. Some industry insiders are surprised by its
popularity. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Time Magazine's culture critic James Poniewozik about what Hollywood doesn't get about the popularity of religion on TV. What is religion? Does it have a place in secular society? Should media reflect how we really live? If so, what about swearing? Sex and other things currently limited on television? How do stories and myths tell us about us today? Do they still matter? What messages are we going to receive? Will it be what was intended by the original story tellers? Can a show like "The Walton's" or "Touched by an Angel" succeed today?