Pat Robertson, a religious broadcaster

who turned a tiny Virginia station into the global Christian Broadcasting Network

Made religion central to Republican Party politics in America through his Christian Coalition,

But for more than a half-century, Robertson was a familiar presence in American living rooms

he has died & He was 93

known for his “700 Club” television show

his influence soared, and when he moved directly into politics by seeking the GOP presidential nomination in 1988

He brought a huge following with him.