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FRONTLINE; Give Me that Big Time Religion

01/23/1984

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Give Me that Big Time Religion
Program Number

204

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?

Duration

00:57:13

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Public Affairs
News
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Give Me that Big Time Religion,” 01/23/1984, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 29, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8132E8A7010041C3807CCE1229459A8E.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Give Me that Big Time Religion.” 01/23/1984. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 29, 2016. <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
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