CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2005 |
Two weeks after a state appeals court overturned the sale of Orange County's PBS television station to a private foundation, one of the losing bidders -- a Christian broadcasting network -- asked the court Friday to give it the station. Dallas-based Daystar Television Network maintained that it should be awarded ownership of KOCE-TV because the court ruled its $25.1-million offer was the highest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1998 |
The Christian Broadcasting Network, founded by televangelist and former presidential candidate Pat Robertson, has settled a 12-year tax dispute, an Internal Revenue Service spokeswoman said this week. The IRS retroactively revoked the Christian programmer's tax-exempt status for 1986 and 1987, when three of its affiliates became active in politics. As a result, CBN agreed to make a "significant" undisclosed payment to the IRS, said spokeswoman Patty Silverman.
October 2, 1993 |
Pat Robertson Resigns as President of CBN: The 63-year-old television evangelist who launched an unsuccessful bid for President in 1988 is stepping down from the Christian Broadcasting Network Inc., CBN said. Robertson retains his role as chief executive and chairman of the company, which he founded. But he is relinquishing control of day-to-day management due to a heavy workload.
September 25, 1990 |
A Christian Broadcasting Network technician was convicted in federal court in Norfolk of interrupting soft-porn movies with religious messages. Thomas Haynie, 38, of Virginia Beach, was accused of using a CBN satellite in 1987 to send unauthorized messages over the Playboy and American Exxxtasy cable television channels.
April 28, 1990 |
A bomb in a package addressed to the Rev. Pat Robertson exploded Friday at his Christian Broadcasting Network's mail room, injuring a security guard, network officials said. Authorities confirmed that there was a bombing, but did not release any details. The package had a North Carolina postmark and was thought to be suspicious, said Frankie Abourjilie, a CBN spokeswoman. Security guard Scott Scheepers was summoned, and the bomb exploded when he opened the package.
October 28, 1989 |
Former television evangelist Jim Bakker will be moved to the Federal Medical Center here to serve out his 45-year sentence for fraud and conspiracy, officials said Friday. Bakker, who met his wife, Tammy Faye Bakker, when they were students at North Central Bible College in Minneapolis, will be moved from a prison in Alabama to the prison in this southeastern Minnesota city of 60,000, center spokesman John Chreno said. Tammy Bakker grew up in International Falls.