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Oral Roberts

  • The new feature film Come Sunday, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, dramatizes the real-life crisis of faith of Carlton Pearson, who once presided over a major Pentecostal congregation.
  • Oral Roberts died this week. He was one of the pioneering preachers for whom the term "televangelist" was devised. His programs, which featured attempts at hands-on healing, gave viewers what he called "a front-row seat to miracles." Host Scott Simon talks to Rev. Carol Hallman and Rev. Kenneth Black, a brother and sister who say they experienced one of these miracles personally.
  • Evangelist Oral Roberts died at the age of 91 on Tuesday. He pioneered televangelism, founded a university, and was known for faith healings and his belief that he directly communicated with God.
  • Evangelist Oral Roberts died Tuesday at the age of 91, his spokesman said. Roberts rose from tent revivals to found a multimillion dollar ministry and a university. Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, calls Roberts a pioneer.
  • Evangelist Oral Roberts died Tuesday at the age of 91, his spokesman said. Roberts rose from tent revivals to found a multimillion dollar ministry and a university. David Edwin Harrell, Jr., author of Oral Roberts: An American Life, discusses Roberts' legacy.