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<b>700 Club, 1966</b>
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700 Club, 1966
Pat Robertson's daily program is filmed in front of a live audience and combines ministry, religious commentary and Christian-themed news stories. According to the Christian Broadcasting Network, also founded by Robertson, the 700 Club airs in 95% of American television markets. For all its kind messages of mercy and salvation, the show has courted controversy over the years for its treatment of topics like homosexuality and government. And Robertson himself hasn't always been the model of Christian charity: in 2005, he appeared to call for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and was compelled to publicly apologize.

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