Laura Ingraham hosted Roma Downey and Mark Burnett.
Burnett said our country is built on faith and noted that 100 million people tuned into their epic, "The Bible". Downey said the movie "Son of God" is made for everyone and that in prescreening, people have been enthusiastic and moved by it. She thinks there is a whole new generation tuning in. Burnett said it's a different experience than "The Bible". He said the movie is a political thriller as well as an intimate love story. He commented on the communal experience of seeing it together and groups are bokking theaters to see the epic.
Burnett said his career creating and producing various shows laid the groundwork for his work today on religious productions. He noted his shows are on the air continuously. He noted "The Bible" series outdid hockey in Canada and was #1 in Hong Kong. Downey said Della Reese officiated at their wedding and that she and her husband were brought together for just these purposes. She said "Son of God" will be in release on February 28th. Downey said that in the big roles for "The Bible" they picked unknown actors so as not to distract from the story. She didn't plan to take the part of Mary, but did step in and felt she was bringing a mother's heart to the project.
Burnett said one big impetus for these religious productions was the fact that there hadn't been a screen treatment of Jesus' life in such depth.