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Friday/weekend: A&E airs the Oscar-nominated documentary "Jesus Camp." Plus: What did you think of Thursday's "Biography" of Bono?

By Salon Staff

Published December 28, 2007 11:00AM (EST)

Weekend Pick

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Ready to "take back America for Christ"? No? Then maybe your kids are. The controversial Oscar-nominated documentary "Jesus Camp" (10 p.m. EST Sunday, Dec. 30, on A&E) reveals the strange experiences of three children at the Pentecostal Christian Kids on Fire summer camp in North Dakota. The passionate beliefs of the children can be downright disturbing, but not as disturbing as the fact that these kids have been convinced that their participation is instrumental in helping to spread conservative Christian values in America. Salon's Andrew O'Hehir wrote that "Jesus Camp" offers "a glimpse into a world most secular, metropolitan liberals never see" and that the film is "likely to induce howls of both terror and hilarity from big-city audiences."


On Friday, "I, Robot" airs at 8 p.m. EST on FX and "Mississippi Burning" airs at 8:15 p.m. EST on IFC. On Saturday, "Good Night, and Good Luck" airs at 8 p.m. on CBS, "The Bourne Supremacy" airs at 8 p.m. on TBS, and "In the Womb: Animals" features amazing footage of dogs, dolphins and other animals in their prenatal state (8 p.m EST on National Geographic). On Sunday, "Being John Malkovich" airs at 7 p.m. EST on IFC, "The Amazing Race" continues (8 p.m. EST on CBS), and "Masterpiece Theatre" replays "Jane Eyre" (9 p.m. EST on PBS, check listings).

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