Winner 1984

Rajneesh Update


Three years ago an East-Indian religious sect known as the Rajneeshees moved into Central Oregon and set up a new community, arousing suspicion, fear, and ill feelings among many people in the area. Rajneesh Update, is a comprehensive chronicle of this tumultuous period. Included are particularly insightful reports on the origins and principles of the sect, absorbing profiles of its charismatic leaders and worshippers, and stirring documentation of its role in local politics. The program is distinguished by unbiased reporting which examines the many facets of a continuing religion, cultural, and political event of great significance to the people of the region. For investigative television of the highest calibre, a Peabody Award to KGW-TV for Rajneesh Update.