Skip to comments.EWTN to launch 'The Catholic View for Women' TV show
Posted on 04/08/2011 12:44:55 AM PDT by iowamark
In response to many of the toxic TV shows targeting women, EWTN is launching a highly-anticipated new program called The Catholic View for Women, aimed at addressing issues relevant to today's woman from a Church-based perspective.
The series with the first show kicking off Friday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. ET will be hosted by author and broadcast journalist Teresa Tomeo, Executive Director of Priests for Life Janet Morana and Astrid Bennett Gutierrez, who is the Executive Director of Los Angeles Pregnancy Services and Vice President of Hispanics for Life and Human Rights.
Topics for the first round of shows will include vocations, spirituality, feminism, and the Churchs teaching on contraception, among others.
The Catholic View for Women hosts said on the show's website that the primary goal of the series is to reach fallen away Catholic women like they used to be and to show them the beauty of the faith Church teaching and how Jesus is the greatest liberator of women and the greatest source of our dignity.
Show hosts also said the intent of the program is to reach Catholic women who have never been exposed to the fullness of the faith because of poor Catechesis and to meet women where they are at in their walk with the Lord and the Church.
The experts said they also hope the series will assist parents in their efforts to raise their daughters as faith-filled Catholic women and offer a positive, relevant, and fun alternative to todays toxic TV shows targeting women.
More information can be found at: http://www.thecatholicviewforwomen.com/index.aspx
""In developing the idea for The Catholic View For Women we have established the following goals for our show:
The six pilot episodes will air at 3am and 6:30pm ET on the following days in 2011:
Show 1: Friday, March 11: Introduction to The Catholic View for Women
Show 2: Friday, April 8: Finding Your Own Catholic Identity/Vocation
Show 3: Friday, May 13: Radical Feminism vs. New Feminism
Show 4: Friday, June 10: Extreme Makeover: Seeing Yourself through the Eyes of Christ
Show 5: Friday, July 8: Contraception Deception
Show 6: Friday, August 12: Women and the Church through the Centuries""
That said, I hope they're thinking of a new name... I'd not be surprised if they are sued by ABC for having "The...View" in the name, especially given that it's a women's show.
I am not a lawyer, but I don’t think that we can copyright titles, especially one as generic as “The View.” If you or I want to put on a show called “Friends” or “Cheers,” we can certainly do so.
Excellent...good thinking...and hope it’s successful!
But will it be hosted by fat, ugly, and drunk women?
To be fair, I'm no lawyer either. However, it seems to me that this isn't a matter of copyright, but rather one of trademark. I suspect ABC could make a case that a television show that is a talk show for women and contains the word "View" in the title would be in violation of their trademark. Whether they would succeed is a matter to be seen.
If you or I want to put on a show called Friends or Cheers, we can certainly do so.
Were it a sit-com, and you used the single-word titles, I likewise suspect you would be sued. If it weren't a sit-com, or contained other words in the title, there's a less likely chance of it.