Ted Haggard Documentary in the Works

December 2008
Alexandra Pelosi, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's daughter and director of "Journeys With George," has been shadowing Ted Haggard for some time, directing a new documentary about the disgraced pastor, who was ousted from New Life Church in Colorado Springs following allegations of sex with a male prostitute and methamphetamine use. The Denver Post reports that Haggard will help publicize "The Trials of Ted Haggard," which is set to air on HBO next month. The 41-minute documentary "follows Haggard and his family as they move from houses to motels as [he] tries to redeem himself and support his loved ones." Haggard and his family will even give a press tour in Los Angeles next month, according to a spokeswoman for HBO. About a month ago, Haggard, 52, resurfaced after nearly two years in seclusion at a rural Illinois church, delivering a guest sermon and claiming he was sexually abused as a child. A recent article by the Colorado Springs Gazette says New Life church perseveres despite the Haggard scandal and the shocking shooting spree a year ago that left two dead.