"The Bible" a Labor of Love for Famed Producer, Wife

The five-week, 10-hour TV special was nurtured by "Touched by an Angel" star Roma Downey and husband Mark Burnett. He's the force behind such major TV successes as Survivor and The Voice. They say it has already changed lives.

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“In the end,” he says, “what we’ve done is a meta-narrative, a grand narrative of emotionally connected stories.

“Roma and I know we’re not qualified to teach the Bible. But we’re qualified to be good television producers and storytellers.

Roma Downey as Mary

“By telling these emotionally connected, big stories, hopefully millions of people will reopen their Bibles.”

“And be touched,” agrees Roma, smiling like the angel we all remember so well.

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Rob Kerby, Senior Editor
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