The Denver Post quoted Diane Winston in an article about the rise of religion and religious characters on primetime television.
“Our collective anxieties are being dealt with on TV,” Winston told The Denver Post.
Winston comments on several TV series with religious characters or themes, such as the CBS’ “The Good Wife,” and TNT’s “Falling Skies,” along with the upcoming series “Terra Nova” on Fox, “A Gifted Man” on CBS and “Grimm” on NBC.
“Religion is about our ultimate values, our greatest hopes and fears,” she said in the article. “It’s what makes us human. Everyone has to believe in something, or they wouldn’t get out of bed in the morning. That belief might be based on money, or it might be based on God. What gives us purpose; what’s meaningful; how do we figure out who we are?”
“TV does frame these questions people have about religion.”
The article also ran in The Charlotte Observer.