Guy wrote:It could be that TV executives aren't interested in monks they've never heard of because they assume the Dalai Lama will attract more viewers, and they are probably correct in thinking that way.
You're most likely right, but now because so many have done just that everyone thinks that Tibetan Buddhism is 'Buddhism'. I would like to see other sects of Buddhism talked about. When people find out that I am Buddhist I always have to explain certain things to answer their questions that should be covered in specials like this, that aren't. Like the difference between Mahayana and Theravada, that hardly ever gets discussed and that is a major aspect of Buddhism.