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One man's sweep of history
on April 1, 2005
This NBC News DVD reminds us of the incredible impact that Pope John Paul II has had on the world. The main feature is an comprehensive biography, tracing the Pope's remarkable life from his boyhood in Poland and the horrors of WWII, through to his amazing Papacy. Reporter Keith Morrison does a great job giving us not only the facts of John Paul's life, but showing how events in his life shaped his worldview and his faith. The bonus features show the real strength of a DVD by an outfit like NBC News -- segments featuring NBC Vatican correspondent Keith Miller take us back through the Pope's many travels, and bring us inside the top levels of John Paul's Vatican. Other bonus content examine a Today Show visit with the Pope; John Paul's crusade to restore the Sistine Chapel; and the many fascinating figures awarded "sainthood" during John Paul's long Papacy. John Paul was a sometimes-controversial, always-larger-than-life figure on the world stage, and this NBC News production does justice to all aspects of his legacy.