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Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, Pioneer Televangelist (1951 – 1968)


In 1951 Roman Catholic Bishop of Rochester, New York, and former radio broadcaster Fulton J. Sheen became one of the first  televangelists. From 1951 to 1957 Sheen hosted Life Is Worth Living first on the DuMont Television Network and later on ABC, winning an Emmy in 1952 for "Most Outstanding Personality". He later hosted The Fulton Sheen Program in syndication, with a virtually identical format, from 1961 to 1968.