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Pat Robertson, host of the ‘700 Club’ and former presidential candidate, dead at 93


Legendary Christian broadcaster and former presidential candidate Pat Robertson, who founded the Christian Broadcasting Network and galvanized religious Republicans into a powerful political force, died at his home in Virginia Beach early Thursday. He was 93.

Robertson’s death was announced by his broadcasting network, which he founded in 1960. No cause of death was given.

“My dad was at home, surrounded by his family when he entered glory and met his Savior face to face, whom he loved and served with his whole heart, mind, and being,” Robertson’s son and Christian Broadcasting Network CEO Gordon Robertson wrote in a tribute.

“My father was an extraordinary man by any standard. He was an evangelist, a humanitarian, an entrepreneur, an educator, an author, a statesman, a television personality, a man of global influence and tremendous vision.”

Pat Robertson
Pat Robertson has died at 93.
A picture of Pat Robertson.
For over 50 years, Robertson was a familiar presence in American living rooms, known for his “700 Club” television show.
A picture of Pat Robertson.
In later years, Robertson started his televised pronouncements of God’s judgment on America for everything from homosexuality to the teaching of evolution.
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Born in 1930, Robertson, a Baptist minister with a penchant for politics, was known as one of the most prominent evangelical broadcasters and entrepreneurs in the US.


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