Amma Embrace Tonight: Can’t We All Hug?

By David Schoetz

Feb 10, 2010 5:14pm

I hesitate to put this out there, given the offense caused when we reblocked Monday night’s show to account for the arrest of Dr. Conrad Murray in the Michael Jackson death investigation. Monday’s show also had a story about sex addiction — a very sensitive and controversial disorder dragged into the spotlight by recent scandals involving golfer Tiger Woods and baseball analyst Steve Phillips. Our profile of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, a spiritual leader in India who has hugged an estimated 30 million people got pushed back. There was no small backlash, including several commenters who told us we screwed up, shame on us and worse. The profile is again scheduled to run tonight. Disclaimer: That does not mean that breaking news will not push the story off again. Sincerely, The Nightline Staff ————————— UPDATE: Embedded below is the segment. 

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