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Fulton J. Sheen

Bishop Fulton J. Sheen became televisions first preacher of note on the airways in the late 1940s on the DuMont Television Network. DuMont was searching for programming ideas and put on a religious show with a Protestant Minister, a Jewish Rabi and a Catholic Priest. The priest, became an overnight hit and DuMont's only Emmy Award winner in its brief broadcasting life. The show was called "Life is Worth Living" and was highly regarded by the public. DuMont put the show up against Milton Berle and apparently drew better ratings than the comedian even among Jewish viewers.



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