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Idiot's Box, The Great American Revolution

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It took a handful of Roman Catholic nuns ignorant in mass communication to teach media experts how to use television to light fires of faith in 100+ countries and 100+ million households all over the world simultaneously broadcasting in English and Spanish.The power of women, yes? No, the power of faith.The faith of Mother Angelica and the Nuns of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery (OLAM) and their Miracle Baby, the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).A quick measure of that power: In August 1995, 37 million American TV households are tuned in to EWTN broadcasting only in the United States. After that, the growth is nothing but phenomenal. In August 2006, the lower estimate is EWTN watchers in 118 million TV households in 127 countries (CNA, 2006); the higher estimate is 184 million households in 160 countries (ACB, 2006). These are astronomical figures. Details of information sources at end of article.Unknown, starting broadcast on 15 August 1981 in a small studio built in a garag…