Thu, 06/08/2023

Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson has died

The religious broadcaster passes away at the age of 93

Pat Robertson, religious broadcaster who was known for his 700 Club television show, has died at the age of 93.

In his two-hour Archive interview, Robertson describes the founding of his ministry and his creation of the Christian Broadcast Network. He speaks about his early years pursuing a law degree at Yale University, after which he discovered his calling and enrolled in the New York Theological Seminary. Robertson discusses his work with the underprivileged and his later vision to spread the Gospel through television. He describes in detail buying his first television station in Virginia, and starting up its programming, where he was a jack-of-all-trades, working in front of and behind the cameras. He talks about the growth of the network and the initiation of The 700 Club, a daily show featuring news, commentary, and feature stories on Christian themes. He also describes the use of satellite technology and syndication in the continued growth of the network. He talks about the controversy surrounding electronic ministries in the 1980s and the losses suffered by the religious broadcasting community in their wake. Additionally, he talks about the spin-off of The Family Channel, the creation of Regent University, and his political campaigns. Don Carleton conducted the interview on October 15, 2003 at the CBN offices in Virginia Beach, VA.

Watch Robertson discuss the power of television:

Watch Pat Robertson's full interview here.

Read an obituary from the AP here.