FRONTLINE; Give Me that Big Time Religion
More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undigitized item: Request Digitization
Untranscribed item: Request Transcription
- Give Me that Big Time Religion
- Program Number
- Series Description
Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983
- Program Description
Television evangelist Jimmy Lee Swaggart's weekly ministry was seen by over two million people in big cities and small towns across America and Canada. But of the tens of millions of dollars Swaggart raised through his appeals, only a tiny portion actually went into charity work. Several years before his fall, FRONTLINE investigated whether the money these modern revivalists raise goes to do God's work or to keep the preachers on TV. Should the government regulate religious fundraising?
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Public Affairs
- Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Give Me that Big Time Religion,” 01/23/1984, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 24, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8132E8A7010041C3807CCE1229459A8E.
- MLA: “FRONTLINE; Give Me that Big Time Religion.” 01/23/1984. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 24, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8132E8A7010041C3807CCE1229459A8E>.
- APA: FRONTLINE; Give Me that Big Time Religion. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8132E8A7010041C3807CCE1229459A8E