Radio-television and the Christian Crusade: Mass communication by the "Radical Right"
Pendergrast, Dell F.
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Purpose The objective of this study is to evaluate critically the radio-television activities (and their implication to American society) of the Christian Crusade, an ultra-conservative religious-pnlitical organization located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Concentration on this group has been undertaken because 1) the Christian Crusade identifies itself as the largest anti-communist organization in the country, 2) its founder-director, Rev. Billy James Hargis, is one of the best known and most respected leaders of ultra-conservatism, 3) the Crusade employs the media of radio and television extensively to attract revenue and popular support, and 4) the organization is one of the most enduring and prosperous groups of the "radical right" (operating since 1948 with an annual budget which has been estimated as high as $1,500,000) [TRUNCATED]
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