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Religious Broadcasters Interview Collection

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Syracuse University. -- Library. -- Special Collections Research Center.
Title: Religious Broadcasters Interview Collection
Inclusive Dates: 2000-2001
Quantity: 9 linear ft.
Abstract: Interviews with significant or influential religious media figures including televangelists and radio and television talk show hosts. Notable names include Jim Bakker, Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin, Al-Haaj Ghazi Khankan, Pat Robertson, John Spong, Elizabeth Thoman.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

With funding from the Lilly Foundation Syracuse University undertook a project to conduct and videotape oral interviews from significant or influential religious media figures. Interviews were conducted in 2000 and 2001.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Religious Broadcasters Interview Collection consists of 30 videotaped Interviews with religious broadcasters. Interviewees include Jim Bakker, televangelist and Assemblies of God minister; Christian musician Ralph Carmichael; Paul Crouch, co-founder and president of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN); Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin, director of Chabad-Lubavitch activities on the West Coast; Alberto Cutié, host of the religious talk show Padre Alberto; Rex Humbard, televangelist and host of Cathedral of Tomorrow; Pamela Ilott, director of religious broadcasting for CBS; Al-Haaj Ghazi Khankan, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations; Ben Kinchlow, Christian radio and television talk-show host; Pat Robertson, televangelist, founder of Christian Broadcasting Network, and host of The 700 Club; John Spong, former Bishop of Newark; and Elizabeth Thoman, founder of Media&Values magazine and the Center for Media and Values.

Masters contains mini-DV video cassette tape masters of most, but not all, of the interviews. Transcripts consists of typed transcripts of most, but not all, of the interviews. See the inventory below for a list of missing interviews. The collection also contains audio cassette tape dubs of the video interviews.

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Arrangement of the Collection

U-matic, Betacam-SP, and VHS tapes of interviews are boxed in no particular order; to simplify locating a given interview the inventory below lists them in alphabetical order by interviewee. Mini-DV masters and audio versions of video interviews are labelled but loose in the box, while transcripts are foldered in alphabetical order. Formats available for a given interview vary.

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has a number of broadcast media-related collections. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing

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Subject Headings


Armstrong, Richard N., 1945-
Bakker, Jim, 1940-
Carmichael, Ralph, 1927-
Clarke, David E.
Cooke, Phil.
Crouch, Paul F., Sr. (Paul Franklin), 1934-2013.
Cunin, Boruch Shlomo.
Cutié Bressler, Alberto.
Fore, William F.
Humbard, Rex, 1919-2007.
Ilott, Pamela.
Khankan, Al-Haaj Ghazi Y.
Kinchlow, Ben, 1936-
McClurken, D.W.
McSweeny, Thomas J.
Moss, James, 1926-2001.
Pomeroy, David W.
Price, Nelson L.
Robertson, Pat.
Rose, Jerry K.
Schuller, Robert H. (Robert Harold), 1926-2015.
Spong, John Shelby.
Sweeney, Terrance A.
Thoman, Elizabeth.


Radio broadcasting -- Religious aspects.
Radio in religion.
Religious broadcasters -- United States -- Interviews.
Television broadcasting -- Religious aspects.
Television in religion.

Genres and Forms


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Religious Broadcasters Interview Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Generated by Syracuse University, 2000-2001.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: --
Date: ca. 2001
Revision history: 23 Mar 2009 - Additional xfer from media (MRC); 27 Sep 2013 - box numbers revised (mbd)

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Armstrong, Richard (interviewer: David Marc) 5/17/2000
Box 1 Videotape (U-Matic)
Box 3 Videotapes (VHS) (3 tapes)
Box 3 Bakker, Jim (interviewer: David Marc) 12/12/2000 (VHS) (3 tapes)
Bane, Will (interviewer: David Marc) 10/24/2000
Box 1 Videotape (Betacam-SP)
Box 3 Videotapes (VHS) (3 tapes)
Box 3 Carmichael, Ralph (interviewer: Stephen O'Leary) (VHS) (3 tapes)
Clark, Dr. David (interviewer: David Marc) 6/26/2000
Box 1 Videotape (U-Matic)
Box 3 Videotape (VHS)
Box 3 Cooke, Phil (interviewer: David Marc) 8/7/2000 (VHS) (3 tapes)
Crouch, Paul (interviewer: Stephen O'Leary) 7/8/2000
Box 1 Videotape (U-Matic)
Box 3 Videotapes (VHS) (2 tapes)
Cunin, Rabbi Boruch Shlomo (interviewer: Michael Epstein) 12/13/2000
Box 3 Videotapes (VHS) (3 tapes)
Box 5 Videotape (VHS)
Cutié, Rev. Alberto (interviewer: Mort Silverstein) 1/17/2000
Box 2 Videotape (U-Matic)
Box 3 Videotape (VHS)
Ferm, Lois (interviewer: David Marc) 5/11/2000 - label also mentions Billy Graham
Box 1 Videotape (U-Matic)
Box 3 Videotapes (VHS) (3 tapes)
Box 3 Fore, William (interviewer: David Marc) 8/8/2000 (VHS) (3 tapes)
Goodman, Jane (interviewer: David Marc) 3/17/2000
Box 2 Videotape (U-Matic)
Box 5 Videotape (VHS) (3 tapes)
Graham, Billy
See Ferm, Lois.
Humbard, Rex (interviewer: David Marc) 8/29/2000
Box 1 Videotapes (Betacam-SP) (5 tapes)
Box 5 Videotapes (VHS) (3 tapes)
Ilott, Pamela (interviewer: David Marc) 3/17/2000
Box 2 Videotape (U-Matic)
Box 5 Videotape (VHS) (3 tapes)
Box 5 Khankan, Al-Haaj Ghazi Y. (interviewer: Mort Silverstein) 12/1/2000 (VHS) (3 tapes)
Kinchlow, Ben (interviewer: David Marc) 2/15/2000
Box 2 Videotapes (U-Matic) (2 tapes)
Box 5 Videotape (VHS)
Box 5 McClurken, Rev. D.W. 3/30/2001 (VHS) (2 tapes)
McSweeny, Monsignor Thomas J. (interviewer: David Marc) 3/31/2000
Box 2 Videotapes (U-Matic) (3 tapes)
Box 5 Videotape (VHS) (2 tapes)
Moss, Jim (interviewer: David Marc) 2/16/2001
Box 6 Videotapes (Betacam-SP) (3 tapes)
Box 5 Videotape (VHS) (3 tapes)
Pomeroy, Rev. David
Box 5 3/1/1989 Videotapes(VHS)
Box 5 3/29/2001 Videotapes(VHS) (2 tapes)
Price, Nelson (interviewer: David Marc) 6/15/2000
Box 2 Videotapes (U-matic) (3 tapes)
Box 5 Videotapes (VHS) (3 tapes)
Robertson, M.G. Pat (interviewer: David Marc) 2/16/2000
Box 6 Videotape (Betacam-SP) (2 tapes)
Box 6 Videotape (U-matic) (2 tapes)
Box 5 Videotape (VHS) (2 tapes)
Rose, Jerry (interviewer: David Marc) 11/9/2000
Box 6 Videotapes (Betacam-SP) (5 tapes)
Box 5 Videotapes (VHS) (2 tapes)
Schuller, Dr. Robert (interviewer: Michael Epstein) 10/4/2000
Box 1 Videotapes (Betacam-SP) (3 tapes)
Box 5 Videotapes (VHS) (2 tapes)
Box 5 Spong, Bishop John (interviewer: David Marc) 9/11/2000 (VHS) (2 tapes)
Stevens, Paul and Betty (interviewer: Dr. David Clark) 6/26/2000
Box 2 Videotape (U-Matic)
Box 5 Videotape (VHS) (2 tapes)
Box 6 Sweeney, Dr. Terrance 5/24/2001 (VHS)
Box 6 Thoman, Elizabeth (interviewer: David Marc) 8/9/2000 (VHS)
Box 6 Wellingham, Edward 5/11/2001 (VHS) (2 tapes)
Box 4 A-Z (mini-DV video cassettes)
No masters for Bane, Humbard, Rose, Schuller, Stevens
Audio versions
Box 4 A-Z (audiocassettes)
Audio versions of video interviews, complete set
Box 4 A-Z
No transcripts for Bane, Moss, Pomeroy, Rose, Sweeney, Wellingham

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