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The “Beyond Belief” stories, at the intersection of science and spirituality, are the kind that many journalists look upon with skepticism, but they are topics that a lot of people think and talk about, and don’t often get looked at with any kind of journalistic rigor, Miss Condon said.

She has experience with skeptics. Miss Condon produced documentaries for Peter Jennings on “The Search for Jesus” and the early days of Christianity. Many of her ABC News colleagues wondered why they were being done - until network executives were stunned with unexpectedly high ratings.

“That’s the formula -going out and asking the kinds of questions that a journalist would ask, but on a topic most journalists wouldn’t touch,” she said.