I'm happy that this program profiling religions and faith is focusing on non-theists. I hope you watch it and let us know what you think. Did it cover some good points in a short amount of time? Was it too simple?
One of the people profiled is Mike Shermer, editor of Skeptic magazine. Anyone read it?
From what I can find about Compass, its a weekly show that "examines the world of belief and values," and really seems to be about various religious beliefs. With just this preliminary information, I'm impressed that this episode really seems to present atheism from an unbiased perspective (something it seems the news and many "investigative" shows in the U.S. fail at).
Also a pretty good quote from Mike Shermer (around the 15-minute-mark): "Hey look, we're not going to put up with that anymore. You can't say things like 'atheists are not moral,' that's wrong. You might as well say 'blacks are not moral,' or 'women are not as smart,' that kind of thing. Well you can't say those other things anymore, and you can't say that about atheists anymore."
I watched it, and frankly was a little disappointed. It was very wishy washy on the whole. But I'm pleased that they finally got around to addressing the issue. One point of contention was the assertion in the voice over narration fro the promo that atheists have faith in science instead of religion. Made me want to email them with a definition of faith.