This just in from our internal communications department:
The CBS film crew just finished shooting at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The focus of the story is the increased spiritual interest of college students and their involvement with Christian groups.
CBS shot the entire UW weekly meeting with fantastic footage of a classic Crusade gathering with students streaming in and hanging from the rafters. They also filmed an entire freshmen girls dorm Bible study. Two students were interviewed sharing how they left the party scene when their lives were changed by Jesus. Now they are leading Bible studies.
The feature is tentatively scheduled to run on Wednesday, November 1, on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. That is subject to change.
Tune in tonight to see our work in action!
[Update 9 November 2006 from CCCI’s staff website]
“With the election returns and now Donald Rumsfield’s resignation, CBS postponed the feature until next week.
It will likely air on Thursday, November 16 and will run as the first in a two-part series. The second part on Friday will focus on how youth ministries – mostly high school church based – are addressing changing technology and styles.
If/when CBS starts advertising the series around next Tuesday, we’ll have high confidence the feature will actually run on the November 16.”
[Update 19 December 2006]
CBS News called the series Wired for Faith. It aired Thursday, December 14 at 6:30 p.m. EST.
The two-minute segment was titled “Praying Not Partying.” Watch the video on the right side of the screen or read the transcript in the main column.