Religion: A Network for Yahweh

The format is pure TV talk show; the content is not. In one episode the genial, loose-jointed M.C. welcomes a California real estate salesman named Frank Foglio, who tells a modern version of the loaves-and-fishes miracle: his mother, with 18 mouths to feed one night, prayed over a quarter-pound of spaghetti. God multiplied it so generously that there were even leftovers.

On another show the host listens to Galloping Gourmet Graham Kerr describe how he was "slain in the Spirit" and experienced the event as "going down into a bath full of goose feathers." After such tales come bleaker stories and pleas...

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