You may have heard of the National Prayer Breakfast, which presidents of both parties have participated in for decades, but little is known about the organization that puts it together. It’s called, at least by outsiders, The Foundation, and it’s been infiltrating the highest levels of governments here and abroad for years, with their mission of bringing more religion into government. A new docuseries gets an inside look into this powerful, and mostly invisible organization.
The Gist: The Family, produced by Alex Gibney and directed by Jesse Moss, examines this organization, which is nicknamed “The Family” by those on the inside, and its leader, Doug Coe. The first episode focuses exclusively on writer Jeff Sharlet, who became a “brother” in the organization in the early ’00s and wrote two books on the topic.
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