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EXCLUSIVE: Director Paul Haggis speaks out about Scientology in first television interview

Rock Center

Coming up on Rock Center, insider accounts that have never been broadcast before about Scientology, including Harry Smith's exclusive interview with Paul Haggis. The Oscar-winning writer and director is the most prominent Scientology member in Hollywood to break away after spending more than 30 years as a member. 

"I was ashamed of my own stupidity, of how I'd been, could have been so purposely blind for so many years," Haggis told Rock Center's Harry Smith.

Smith also talks to the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright, who has written a controversial new book about the Church of Scientology titled, ‘Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief.’

Harry Smith’s full report airs Thurs., Jan. 17 at 10pm/9c on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams.