Religion: Stars of the Cathode Church

TV-radio preaching: a controversial billion-dollar industry

> Striding beside a quintuple-tiered bank of telephones, affable Pat Robertson, 49, tells his viewers, "For 50¢ a day you can change the world," while his sidekick Ben Kinchlow hands him reports on the latest contributions. It is fund-raising telethon time on the 700 Club, and by week's end an audience watching 140 TV stations has pledged $10 million in the coming year to keep Robertson's daily "Christian talk show" coming from its Virginia Beach, Va., studios.

> Flanked by Wife Tammy, baby-faced Jim Bakker, 40, implores...

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