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New Reality Show: Undercover Pastor Tries to Convince Prostitutes to Quit—in 8 Minutes

The cable network A&E will air a new reality show built on a pretty intriguing premise. According to EW, 8 Minutes features “a pastor (who is a former vice police officer), “surprising escorts in hotel rooms and offering to rescue them from a life of trading sex for cash. In each episode, Brown has eight minutes to make his case.” But, his ministry, in which he and his church set up the covert meetings to stage interventions with local sex workers, had been going on before reality TV producers came calling. Executive producer Tom Forman told EW, “Brown told his congregation that for 20 years he’s had to arrest these women when what he’s really wanted to do is help them. It launched a drive within his church to run these undercover operations. We read that and thought somebody should put a camera on this, it’s the most incredible thing I’ve ever heard” …

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