The Blessings Thou Has Seen Fit to Bestow Upon Us

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Great Moments in Television: The Heidi Game, the Great Pumpkin, and the Family Hour

Do you remember the Heidi Game?On November 17, 1968, the Oakland Raiders defeated the New York Jets 43-32, scoring two touchdowns in nine seconds to overcome a 32-29 New York lead.  Fans didn't see the dramatic finish, though, because with just 65 seconds left to pay and with the Jets in the lead, NBC made a last-minute decision to cut from the game to begin airing a much touted 1968 made-for-TV version of Heidi.NBC executives were caught between a rock and a hard place:  The game bet … [Read more...]

TV Worth Watching: “The Bible” Premieres March 3

Tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST, something new is coming to your television set:  A Lenten miniseries that is well produced and true to the Scriptures.  “The Bible,” a five-part, ten-hour miniseries produced by actress Roma Downey and her husband Mark Burnett, begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the History Channel.It was my privilege to preview about an hour of the broadcast last month; and I’d like to offer my enthusiastic endorsement of the work.  It is true to the Scriptures—none of that  anti-r … [Read more...]