Our friend Warren Throckmorton sent this to us…he appears in ep. 3-4.
Every February, on the first Thursday, at the same hotel, dignitaries and guests from 100 countries gather in America’s capital for a blessing. While more than 3,000 people attend the National Prayer Breakfast — including every U.S. president since Dwight Eisenhower — the host organization has long shrouded itself in secrecy. Technically, it’s called The Fellowship, but former “brother” members like New York Times bestselling author Jeff Sharlet know the group as The Family. As he learned firsthand and documented in The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power, The Family believes the separation of church and state is unnecessary, and political affiliation is irrelevant. The Family grooms and supports leaders, teaching them that the Bible is a story about power, not mercy – that leaders are chosen by God, not elected. Directed by Jesse Moss, executive produced by Oscar winner Alex Gibney and with unprecedented participation from members of the organization, The Family is a five-part doc series examining the sophisticated, successful tactics its affiliates use to influence policy-making around the globe. Part investigation and part personal journey, the five episodes uncover The Fellowship’s involvement in widespread political scandals, the notorious C Street house and investigate how the immensely private organization works with the current administration.
The Family is produced by Jigsaw Productions. Executive produced by Alex Gibney, Stacey Offman, Richard Perello and Jeff Sharlet and co-executive produced by Yon Motskin. Jesse Moss directs and produces. The series is inspired by Jeff Sharlet’s book, The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power.