Pervasive pitch: Scientology book and lecture series, 'The Basics,' unleashes a sales frenzy - 2011-11-14

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F7.png Pervasive pitch: Scientology book and lecture series, 'The Basics,' unleashes a sales frenzy November 14, 2011, Tampa Bay Times

Tom Cruise applauded vigorously as Scientology leader David Miscavige strode to center stage at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall. John Travolta and Kelly Preston beamed from the front row.

The date was June 30, 2007. Behind the cluster of stars, a capacity crowd of Scientologists looked on in anticipation. This was to be a grand night.

Over the next three hours, Miscavige explained why.


{{cite news | title = Pervasive pitch: Scientology book and lecture series, 'The Basics,' unleashes a sales frenzy | url = http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/article1201177.ece | work = Tampa Bay Times | date = November 14, 2011 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}