By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country
Fallen evangelical leader Ted Haggard is making the media rounds this week—doing Oprah and Larry King—in advance of a new documentary about him that debuts on HBO on Thursday. You can read my interview with Haggard, but just as interesting is filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi's story of how she got access to him after the scandal and how she came to make her movie. Here are clips from my interview with Pelosi at HBO's New York headquarters earlier this month.
Alexandra Pelosi on how and why she reconnected with Ted Haggard after he was felled by a gay sex and drugs scandal in 2006.
Part 1: Getting Back in Touch After Scandal
Pelosi on how she decided to make a movie about what Haggard called his year in exile after the scandal.
Part 2: Idea for Post-Scandal Documentary
Pelosi on pitching the idea of a movie to Haggard.
Part 3: What Alexandra Pelosi Hopes to Accomplish