Righteous Watcher of the Airwaves

The leader of the Coalition for Better Television is an unprepossessing man. Slight and balding, the Rev. Donald Wildmon, 43, was born in Dumas, Miss., was ordained a Methodist minister and for 20 years preached to congregations in his home state. Wildmon has been a doer all along: he is the author of inspirational tracts (Treasured Thoughts, Graduation Gold, and 15 other books). He and his wife run a side business: leading tourist junkets to the Holy Land.

Nearly five years ago, Wildmon experienced a prime-time epiphany: one viewing night he could find nothing but sexual innuendo, profanity and violence...

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