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Communication from Lionel of Argentina:
News Report on TV Program, Zona de Investigacion
(A Journalistic Program similar to 20/20)
Part 1 was aired this past Sunday (August 5, 2001) and it was a phenomenal hit. From what I understand, the phones at the station didn't stop ringing and Zona de Investigacion hit its largest rating, one million viewers.
I think it is about time that I give you a report on what is happening in Latin America in regards to the exposé. I've communicated part of this to some of you, so excuse if you'll be hearing some things twice.
First and foremost I think we should all be very grateful to Conny Larsson for flying to Argentina at his own expense to be interviewed for the TV program about which I am writing.
There has been an opportunity to put together a TV program for Chanel 9, Aegentina called "Zona de Investigacion" (a kind of journalistic program in the style of 20/20). The program, which is aired on Sundays at 10:00 p.m. lasts approximately a half hour.
The material that was put together includes interviews with devotees like Leonard Gutter, president of the Sai Organization in Latin America; Monica Slovosky founder of the SB movement in Argentina, Jorge Hadad, president of de Sai Organization in Argentina and two more long time devotees on the pro side, intermixed with interviews with Conny Larsson, Said Korramshahgol and Sharon Purcell (Said was interviewed in Los Angeles and Sharon in her home) clips of SB videos, documents, books, statements, etc. It was really a team effort towards which a lot of the ex-devotees contributed, worked together and facilitated information.
So much was gathered that the TV station decided to do it in two chapters. Part 1 was aired this past Sunday and it was a phenomenal hit. From what I understand, the phones at the station didn't stop ringing and Zona de Investigacion hit its largest rating, one million viewers.
Perhaps the sai org can't face the fact that for outsiders it all can look pretty ridiculous. They might just see it as millions of people worshipping a false god that has been abusing sexually of their children. I expect to have a copy of both parts of the program in the near future. What we hope will follow is a documentary for another channel called Infinito, which is seen all over Latin America. So anything that any of you feel you could contribute in the way of ideas, video, photos, documents, etc.please feel free to do so. We would like to encourage more victims to come forward or people that have first hand information.
I'll give another report after this Sunday's program. Much Love, God Bless,
Here's a translation of the letter I received about the program:
Thank you Lionel! Well, sending this message is a question of honor. I am writing to you from the TV station. A COMPLETE SUCCESS!!!!! The report lasted almost 40 minutes and the conductors were EXCELLENT. We were bombarded, as you can well imagine,with insults and complaints from devotees who went on and on praising Sai Baba.
The conductors of the program emphasized on the air that we are all seekers of truth and thanked the devotees for their participation because they "showed their openness even when they knew that there were going to be anti-SB testimonies." Well so much for the news at 39 minutes after the closing of the program.