INSP to Debut Gaither Specials with Billy Graham, George Beverly Shea, and Cliff Barrows
Two programs filmed at the Billy Graham Library to premiere in September
Indian Land, SC – INSP will present the world premiere of two Gaither Productions specials featuring Christian legends Billy Graham, George Beverly Shea, and Cliff Barrows. The specials, recorded at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, will debut in September.
“These may be two of the most unique and memorable programs ever produced by the Gaither organization,” noted Doug Butts, SVP of Programming for INSP. “They have documented the musical gatherings of many of the greatest legends of southern Gospel music. I’m excited because these programs include special moments with Dr. Billy Graham rarely seen today.”
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Butts described how these specials would provide nostalgic and moving memories for thousands of viewers who have been impacted by the many telecasts and crusades that featured these three men. “Audiences will be moved as Cliff Barrows and George Beverly Shea join Bill on stage and once again create sacred moments of worship. They’ve earned the respect and admiration of people at every level worldwide, from common people to heads of state. I believe that audiences will be overwhelmed as they witness the genuine spirit and passion that these men still possess. We are privileged to be able to premiere these programs for the INSP audience.”
Barry Jennings, president of Gaither Productions, agrees. “These shows are certain to become ‘Homecoming classics.’ Viewers all across the world, many of whom were forever changed through Dr. Graham’s life and ministry, will enjoy hearing from him again. Filming this historic conversation with Dr. Graham in his home allowed us to capture anew the wisdom and insight of a man whose worldwide spiritual legacy is unprecedented.”
The following presents full and abbreviated program descriptions for these two specials:
Tent Revival Homecoming - Featuring moving conversations with Dr. Billy Graham, as well as musical performances with George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows, this quintessential Homecoming special was filmed on the magnificent grounds of the Billy Graham Library. Hosted by Bill and Gloria Gaither, more than 140 of gospel music’s most beloved artists join the cast. With sawdust floors, a simple canvas canopy overhead and songs that recapture the spirit of the old-fashioned tent revivals of the 1950s and 1960s, this Homecoming gathering celebrates a time-honored tradition that has impacted countless lives for eternity.
Tent Revival Homecoming - Billy Graham, George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows join 140 of gospel music’s most beloved artists. Hosted by Bill and Gloria Gaither. Filmed at the Billy Graham Library.
Tuesday Sept 20 at 3pm ET
Thursday Sept 22 at 4pm ET
Saturday Sept 24 at 6pm ET
The Old Rugged Cross - Stirring interview segments with Dr. Billy Graham and musical performances by George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows honors the spirit and music of the old-fashioned tent revivals of the 1950s and 1960s. The Old Rugged Cross was filmed on the magnificent grounds of the Billy Graham Library and features more than 140 of your favorite gospel artists as they recapture this time-honored tradition. Hosted by Bill and Gloria Gaither.
The Old Rugged Cross - Billy Graham joins Bill & Gloria Gaither. Musical performances by George Beverly Shea, Cliff Barrows and a cast of gospel music favorites. Filmed at the Billy Graham Library.
Monday Sept 26 at 12:30pm ET
Saturday Oct 1 at 6pm ET
INSP is available in more than 68 million homes across the US on more than 2,800 cable systems and on DIRECTV channel 364 and Dish Network channel 259. Viewers can check their local program guides for channel line-up information or visit www.insp.com.