New Television Series to Air on PBS

Pastor Ron Halvorsen of the Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church in Maryland, is interviewed by Dennis Wholley from Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) as part of a TV documentary entitled "I Believe".Source: Gleaner Online

[March 19, 2007] On Wednesday, March 14, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America had the opportunity to participate in the taping of a new weekly PBS series entitled I Believe. According to producers, I Believe will travel across America and through host Dennis Wholey will interview different religious leaders to present a basic education in what various religions and faiths believe and practice.

Wholey interviewed Roscoe J. Howard III, secretary of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, on the history and basic beliefs of the Church. The crew also traveled to Sligo Church in Takoma Park, MD, to do a tour and talk to its pastor, Ron Halvorsen, about weekly services at the church.

Wholey is a veteran television host. He is also nationally known as the New York Times best-selling author of The Courage to Change and four additional books on personal growth. Wholey’s latest book is The Miracle of Change. His new book, Why Do I Keep Doing That?, will be published in spring, 2007.

The I Believe series is scheduled to air nationally in mid-April. The Seventh-day Adventist Church's show segment is one of the first four programs. Check local listings at to see when I Believe will air in your area.