Monday, August 8, 2016

On The Air: Praise The Lord (1973)

It is the centerpiece of Trinity Broadcasting's daily schedule, and like the network, it has been on the air for 43 years.

Praise The Lord is a 2 hour talk-variety show that airs Monday-Friday, with a different host and sometimes, also, a different locale each night. Trinity co-founder Jim Bakker, it can be implied, created the now-defunct PTL Club after he and then-wife Tammy left TBN. The late Paul & Jan Crouch were the first hosts of Praise The Lord.

Not only has the show hosted the usual roster of Christian artists, but also celebrities who've shared their faith in God, including comedy legend Tim Conway, wrestlers Shawn Michaels and Sting (Steve Borden), actor-model Tyrese Gibson, whom you'll see in the following video, and one of the busiest men in show business today, Steve Harvey, who was the MC for this particular episode.

The coolest part, of course, is that there are no commercial interruptions with the TBN broadcast, other than house ads. Last I knew, since it's been a while since I last watched the show, it airs at 5 & 10 pm ET (the time might've changed). You owe it to yourself to give it a look. You'll be glad you did.

Rating: A.

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