Megan Basham

Megan is film and television editor for WORLD and co-host for WORLD Radio. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and author of Beside Every Successful Man: A Woman's Guide to Having It All. Megan resides with her husband, Brian Basham, and their two daughters in Charlotte, N.C. Follow her on Twitter on @megbasham.

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Mrs. America’s unexpected appeal

Television | Slanted storytelling can’t conceal the charisma of Phyllis Schlafly
by Megan Basham
Posted 4/23/20, 04:18 pm

It’s a curious thing: casting a dynamic performer to play a larger-than-life personality. Even if the portrayal is supposed to be unflattering, it can still create a powerful lure. Such is the case with Oscar winner Cate Blanchett playing conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly in the hit FX drama Mrs. America (rated TV-MA for language).

The show, which currently ranks as one of Rotten Tomatoes’ most popular, follows the rise of the Equal Rights Amendment and its eventual defeat, thanks to Schlafly and her army of homemakers. 

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An adaptation of the Gospels worth watching

Television | The Chosen is smart and entertaining
by Megan Basham
Posted 4/11/20, 03:33 pm

If The Chosen is anything to go by, writer/director Dallas Jenkins seems to have inherited the ability of his father, novelist Jerry B. Jenkins, to hook an audience. I’ve seen dozens of Biblical adaptations over the years, and I can count on one hand the number of times I felt I could give one an unqualified recommendation—not just for its spiritual value, but its entertainment value as well. 

An indie production that owes its existence to crowdfunding, The Chosen impresses on both counts. 

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Hard questions in hard times

Q&A | Is the coronavirus turning our attention toward God?
by Nick Eicher & Megan Basham
Posted 4/09/20, 08:25 pm

Earlier this week in an interview with Fox News about the coronavirus, Franklin Graham said, “I don’t think God planned for this to happen. It’s because of the sin that’s in the world, Judge. Man has turned his back on God. We have sinned against Him, and we need to ask for God’s forgiveness. And that’s what Easter is all about.”

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