FamilyNet Television, Sirius XM To Broadcast Billy Graham Celebration
November 6, 2008 at 3:16 PM (PT)
FAMILYNET TELEVISION and SIRIUS XM RADIO announced today that they will broadcast a special tribute to BILLY GRAHAM in honor of his 90th birthday on "MORNINGS," a daily Christian talk show on FAMILY NET and SIRIUS Channel 161. The show will broadcast live from THE BILLY GRAHAM EVANGELISTIC LIBRARY AND STUDIO in CHARLOTTE, NC, this FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7th. T show will be hosted by EMMY AWARD winner LARRY ESTEPA.
"FAMILY NET is honored that the BILLY GRAHAM EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION would invite our original program 'MORNINGS' to be the exclusive national radio home of Dr. GRAHAM's 90th birthday celebration," said FAMILYNET TELEVISION and RADIO Dir. of Programming SCOTT MILLER. "Many of our listeners have been touched by the life and ministry of BILLY GRAHAM, and we consider it a privilege to bring live coverage of his birthday to SIRIUS listeners."
The three-hour program begins at 6:00a (ET) on SIRIUS' FAMILY NET Channel 161 with live interviews, special birthday wishes and tributes from BILLY GRAHAM's family, friends, admirers, Christian leaders, recording artists and celebrities. At 7:00a (ET), "MORNINGS" co-host ESTEPA will bring FAMILYNET television viewers inside the studio for simulcast coverage. Estepa will conduct one-on-one exclusive interviews with son FRANKLIN GRAHAM, grandson WILL GRAHAM and long-time friends BILL and GLORIA GAITHER.
Other appearances will include OAK CLIFF BAPTIST CHURCH Senior Pastor Dr. ANTHONY EVANS, GRAHAM's lifelong friend and Music and Program Director CLIFF BARROWS and members of the BILLY GRAHAM EVANGELISTIC leadership team.