FAITH FOR TODAY 1950s (30 min each) B&W
Faith For Today was launched on WJZ-TV (now WABC-TV) in New York, NY at 9:30 p.m., Sunday, May 21, 1950. The broadcast, founded by William and Virginia Fagal, was owned and fully sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Since its inception, Faith For Today has sought to reach out to the vast and diverse television audiences. By December 1950 it became the first authentically national religious telecast in North America, having spread to an 11-station transcontinental hookup. Faith For Today is a dramatic program, starring Alan Reynolds, Cliff Clark, Edward Kemmer (Space Patrol), and Carolyn Craig (House On Haunted Hill). One example episode: A steamer going across the Atlantic is stranded by engine trouble – a minister traveling overseas discovers that one of his fellow passengers (Edward Kemmer) is depressed to the point of suicide, but seems unable to reach him at first.
THIS IS THE LIFE 1950’s and early 1960’s (approx. 30 min each)
This installment of This Is The Life, hosted by Rev. Donald Fagal and his wife, presents film dealing with the medical and spiritual work that missionaries do around the world, treating illnesses and providing education and religious guidance.
Evangelist Rex Humbard from the 1970's, speaking on the return of Jesus and the coming apocalypse, the end of the era of Holy Ghost dispensation, and the increasing incidence of earthquakes, famine, and pestilence as evidence that the End Times are coming sooner rather than later. "Man's days are short, but eternity is forever, and ever, and ever," Humbard declares, supported by the singers of the Cathedral of Tomorrow near Akron, Ohio, and songs like "Jesus Is Coming, and He's Coming Soon" and "When It All Starts Happenin' I Want To Be There."
NEW HORIZONS (30 min each) B&W