PBS will broadcast a show on The Amish tonight at 8 pm (in my neck of the woods). I’ve spent time wandering about the Ohio Amish community, as well as in Lancaster, Pa., and Sarasota, Fla. Here’s a bit of information from a New York Times story on the program:
David Belton confronted a formidable challenge in directing “The Amish”: Make an almost two-hour documentary about a group of people who don’t allow themselves to be interviewed on camera.
As background, the NY Times continues: There are more than 250,000 Amish in the United States and Canada, the only places they live today, we’re told. They are Anabaptists — believers are baptized when they are adults, not as infants — and began heading to Pennsylvania from Europe in the early 18th century.