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'Big Love' Shows Sacred Rite, Stirs Controversy

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'Big Love' Shows Sacred Rite, Stirs Controversy

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'Big Love' Shows Sacred Rite, Stirs Controversy

'Big Love' Shows Sacred Rite, Stirs Controversy

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A recent episode of Big Love outraged many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by dramatizing a ritual that they believe should be secret.

HBO issued an apology, but aired the show and continues scheduled rebroadcasts.

Also, fans lament the end of the Sci Fi channel's Battlestar Galactica.

Guests:

Howard Berkes, rural affairs correspondent for NPR

Dan Stout, professor of journalism and media studies at University of Nevada Las Vegas

Joel McHale, host of The Soup on E!