Religion: Oral's Progress

Peter Graves, of Mission: Impossible, is St. Luke. Sometime MGM musical Star Jane Powell is Pontius Pilate's wife. Actor Harve Presnell, his 6 ft. 4 in. frame draped with a mini-toga, is a troubled centurion. And there, amid crosses, a sepulcher, live olive trees and fake grass on Stage 4 in NBC's Burbank studio, is the real superstar of the $150,000 Easter special, waiting for the 40-minute semi-rock "cantata" to conclude. At a signal from the producer, the tape rolls. Oral Roberts beams a broad, benign smile into the camera's red eye and speaks:...

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