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Encyclopedia > Christian Broadcasting Network

The Christian Broadcasting Network, or CBN, is, as its name implies, a Christian television broadcasting network in the United States. Its headquarters and main studios are in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Testes A Christian is a follower of Jesus of Nazareth. ... Virginia Beach is an independent city located in the South Hampton Roads area in the Commonwealth of Virginia, on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. ...


CBN was founded by evangelist Pat Robertson in the early 1970s. In its early years evangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, who were briefly associated with the network, devised for it a religious variety program format that has been successfully used in religious broadcasting ever since. One of the mainstays of the network is "the 700 Club," Robertson's program using that same variety format, which has run from the 1970s through to the present. Pat Robertson Marion Gordon Robertson, usually known as Pat Robertson (born March 22, 1930) is an American Christian televangelist, entrepreneur, and right-wing political activist. ... This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ... Jim Bakker (born January 2, 1939 in Muskegon, Michigan) is an American televangelist, Assemblies of God preacher, and evangelist beset by scandal, and the former host of The PTL Club (PTL being an acronym for Praise the Lord and People That Love) with his then-wife Tammy Faye Bakker. ... Tammy Faye Bakker Messner (born March 7, 1942) is the former wife of televangelist and later convicted felon Jim Bakker. ... The 700 Club is a Christian News and talk show hosted by religious leader Pat Robertson, airing on cables ABC Family and in syndication throughout the United States and Canada. ...


CBN also has an international focus, producing local programs, from Solusi (Indonesia) to From Heart to Heart (Thailand). CBN India alone produces five weekly series. CBN has versions of the 700 Club aimed at Latin American (Club 700 Hoy) and British audiences (The 700 Club With Paul and Fiona) [1]. Altogether CBN has broadcast programs in over 70 languages. The 700 Club is a Christian News and talk show hosted by religious leader Pat Robertson, airing on cables ABC Family and in syndication throughout the United States and Canada. ...


External links

Official links

  • www.cbn.com - Official website.
  • 700 Club - CBN's flagship show
  • CBN India - CBN's outreach in India

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Christian Broadcasting Network - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (285 words)
The Christian Broadcasting Network, or CBN, is a Christian television broadcasting network in the United States.
CBN was founded by evangelist Pat Robertson in 1961.
Originally a full fledged network, CBN was later renamed The Family Channel.
Christian Broadcasting Network (1041 words)
While many religious broadcasters relied on sermons to convey their message, Robertson developed a talk show approach on his new station, in which interviews, music, teaching, prayer and healing were all provided in a smoothly produced program format.
By 1980 the Continental Broadcasting Network, an alternative name for CBN Cable, provided a 24 hour satellite tv service reaching more than 5 million homes; cable operators were paid a few cents per month per viewer for providing a religious cable channel in their area.
The significance of CBN is that it provides incontrovertible evidence that a generous section of the American television public continue to want to watch religious tv, and contribute millions of dollars every year to support such broadcasting ventures.
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