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November 24, 1990 | From Times wire services
How do you have a Billy Graham Crusade without Billy Graham? Use modern technology to simulcast his message to far-flung places throughout Asia while the famed evangelist preaches to overflow crowds in Hong Kong. This was the strategy that was used successfully by the Graham association and thousands of churches to spread Graham's Hong Kong crusade throughout Asia. From Nov.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1989 | MARK I. PINSKY, Times Staff Writer
The military ruler of a South African "homeland" that is not recognized by the U.S. government visited Orange County this week, trying to gain support for his regime and negotiating to allow construction of a Christian television station in his capital. Maj. Gen. Bantu Holomisa, who seized power in the Transkei in a bloodless coup more than a year ago, and seven members of his government appeared Wednesday with Paul F.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1989 | From Associated Press
The National Baptist Convention U.S.A. Inc. plans to launch a cable TV news magazine on black life and achievements, the denomination's president, the Rev. T. J. Jemison, announced. It will deal with "education, politics, civics--not just religion--all the problems of the world," said Jemison, who was in Nashville for the denomination's annual meeting and dedication of its new $10-million Baptist World Center. The denomination is the country's third largest Protestant body--7.
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March 22, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A rival evangelist playing "mean and dirty" was responsible for the revelation that TV evangelist Jim Bakker had a sexual encounter with a church secretary in 1980, Bakker's lawyer said Saturday. "There is not a person in America who would not recognize him," New York attorney Norman Roy Grutman said of the alleged rival evangelist whom the lawyer would not identify.
BUSINESS
June 14, 1997 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRTIER
Cartoons and religion have been staples of Sunday morning television for years. But analysts and industry executives are skeptical about their pairing on the Family Channel envisioned by Fox Kids Worldwide, which this week announced its $1.9-billion purchase of the cable network's parent, International Family Entertainment. Fox Kids, a 50-50 partnership between News Corp.
NEWS
July 1, 1990 | JIM CARLTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1972, during a visit to the Soviet Union, television minister Robert H. Schuller saw himself, the Pope and Billy Graham vilified in a Leningrad museum as those who "preached the lies of Christianity." The Garden Grove minister didn't return to the U.S.S.R. until 1989. But this time, he was embraced, encouraged, honored--and suddenly thrust into taping a television message that ended up being aired on Christmas Day to 200 million Soviet citizens. What happened?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1990 | Dianne Klein, Dianne Klein is a columnist for The Times Orange County Edition.
Dr. Charles Wesley Turner Jr. says God worked through him to deliver the first baby of the decade at a birthing center in Anaheim. Turner says he timed it perfectly, injecting the mother with drugs and telling her to push a minute before midnight. When the baby didn't pop right out, Turner pulled her out with forceps at 15 seconds after 12 a.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 1988 | PAT H. BROESKE
"Everybody's saying, 'Did you guys engineer all this--or what?' There's no doubt about it. We've got the perfect publicity tie-in." With that, a spokesman for New Century/Vista distribution company laughed and added, "Thank God!" "Pass the Ammo," a feature film that satirizes religion and television--and TV evangelists--does seem timely in light of the current scandal involving TV preacher Jimmy Swaggart.
NEWS
March 31, 1987 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, Times Religion Writer
The appeal and credibility of television preachers have been badly damaged in the aftermath of the fall of PTL chairman Jim Bakker and the resulting controversy, the Los Angeles Times Poll has found. The nationwide survey, conducted last weekend, found that fundamentalists, Pentecostals and other Christians agreed that they will watch television evangelists less, believe them less and contribute less money to their ministries.
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