American Roman Catholic religious-themed anthology shedding light on the contemporary search for meaning, freedom, and love.
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Ellwood Kieser Ellwood Kieser ...  Himself - Host / ... 264 episodes, 1960-1984
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American Roman Catholic religious-themed anthology shedding light on the contemporary search for meaning, freedom, and love.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

2 October 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nachdenkliche Geschichten See more »

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Paulist Productions See more »
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(250 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Was nominated for the Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Religious Programming in 1972 and 1973, and won the category each year from 1981 to 1984. See more »

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The series was produced in the United States, and nearly all of its episodes were set there, but the animated opening credits show cars driving on the left-hand side of the road. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Accuse My Parents (1993) See more »

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Without video pirates, you'll never see it again.
23 February 2007 | by TomReedSee all my reviews

I remember the series fondly as a kid. In my early years as a TV engineer in a little Public TV station in Newark, Ohio, I got to run the episodes on film (we didn't have standard videotape in that station).

Except for those video pirates who have copies of the shows, "Insight" will remain buried forever. The reason is that the show represented Catholic theology of its time. Those episodes don't represent current Church doctrine on a lot of things. I think the Church doesn't want some of them publicized today. Some episodes also had very insistent bits of Catholic doctrine that make many people wince these days - I recall an episode that drably covered adultery in marriage that ended in suicide, with the priest/narrator suggesting this was the expected end of such immorality.

Even if you agree with the opinion that this was "the Twilight Zone of religious television," it was at least heartfelt. This show, and "Davey and Goliath," were made by people who honestly believed in the morals they promoted. I don't believe that's true of the expensive, show-bizzy, money-begging religious shows of today.


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