Religious Programming


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Religious Programming describes shows designed to promote spirituality through the teachings of specific faiths.

Highlights
Ted Bergmann on Bishop Fulton Sheen and sponsorship on Life Is Worth Living
Cliff Barrows on Reverend Billy Graham's first radio show, The Hour of Decision
Tammy Faye Bakker-Messner on how Christian television has changed
Jerry Falwell on pioneering televangelism with Old Time Gospel Hour
Martin Hoade on his three religious programs, Frontiers of Faith, The Catholic Hour, and The Eternal Light, becoming one program
Ward Quaal on religious programming
Who talked about this genre

Cliff Barrows

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Cliff Barrows on the formation of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, a corporation to allow for the purchase of radio time for the Reverend Graham's forthcoming show
Cliff Barrows on early episodes of Reverend Billy Graham's first television show, The Hour of Decision

Jerry Falwell

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Jerry Falwell on his Old Time Gospel Hour broadcast (Part 1)
Jerry Falwell on Old Time Gospel Hour (Part 2)
Jerry Falwell on Old Time Gospel Hour (Part 3)
Jerry Falwell on pioneering televangelism with Old Time Gospel Hour
Jerry Falwell on Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's PTL Club scandal

Martin Hoade

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Martin Hoade on working in religious affairs at NBC in the early '50s
Martin Hoade on shooting the religious program Rome Eternal in Rome
Martin Hoade on the different types of religious programming he worked on in the '50s and on some of the actors he worked with at the time including Burl Ives
Martin Hoade on network guidelines for religious programming through his career
Martin Hoade on his three religious programs, Frontiers of Faith, The Catholic Hour, and The Eternal Light, becoming one program
Martin Hoade on religious programming on NBC in the '60s and '70s other than his three shows
Martin Hoade on the target audience for his religious programs and on audience feeback
Martin Hoade on the yearly production schedule for his religious programs, and on the budget of the shows
Martin Hoade on directing and producing "The Legacy of Anne Frank" for The Eternal Light
Martin Hoade on directing and producing "Death and Dying" for The Catholic Hour
Martin Hoade on directing and producing a program with Elie Wiesel called The Itinerary
Martin Hoade on working on the documentary Civilization of Jews
Martin Hoade on handling news events and controversial subjects in his religious programming
Martin Hoade on striking the balance between entertaining and educating in religious programming

Tammy Faye Bakker Messner

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Tammy Faye Bakker-Messner on her first television appearance and creating The Jim and Tammy Show
Tammy Faye Bakker-Messner on co-hosting PTL Club with Jim Bakker
Tammy Faye Bakker-Messner on how Christian television has changed

Ward Quaal

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Ward Quaal on religious programming

Pat Robertson

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Pat Robertson on the origin of The 700 Club

Robert Schuller

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Robert Schuller on his Hour of Power  television ministry (Part 1)
Robert Schuller on his Hour of Power television ministry (Part 2)
Robert Schuller on his Hour of Power television ministry (Part 3)

Tony Verna

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Tony Verna on working with Pope John Paul II on the Global Prayer for World Peace