Sun Pictures and the Noah's Ark Hoax
In 1993, American broadcasting giant CBS aired "The Incredible Discovery of Noah's Ark," a "documentary" by Sun International Pictures that purported to show that Noah's Ark had been discovered in the country of Turkey. But it was later revealed that the producers had been relying heavily on hoaxed evidence that was provided by a man named George Jammal. This article, which first appeared in Skeptic Magazine, presents an in-depth report and analysis of the events surrounding the show.
The 1993 CBS airing of "The Incredible Discovery of Noah's Ark" illustrates the danger of blurring the line between news and entertainment programming.
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