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Jerusalem: Center of the World

Documentary offers fascinating history

Hosted by PBS’ Ray Suarez, this documentary offers a fascinating history of this city that is the spiritual focal point for Jews, Christians and Muslims.

Image from 'Jerusalem: Center of the World'It covers key events as described in the Hebrew Scriptures, the Christian Bible, the Talmud, the Hagaddah, the Koran and the Hadith.

Suarez goes into Hezekiah’s water-filled tunnels built 2,500 years ago. He faces the same wall that King David did when conquering the city. He visits the Siloam pool where Jesus cured a man’s blindness. And he takes viewers inside the Dome of the Rock from where Muhammed is said to have ascended to heaven.

The program is illustrated with more than 300 pieces of iconic artwork from every genre and period. Don’t miss this unique visit to the Holy City (Two Cats Production; airs April 1, 9-11 p.m. EDT — check local listings).


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