Pat Robertson, a religious broadcaster and influential figure in American politics, passed away on September 30th at the age of 93. Robertson was the founder and former CEO of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), a media empire that started with a small Virginia station and grew to become a global network reaching millions of viewers around the world.

Born in Virginia in 1930, Robertson attended Yale University and served in the Marine Corps before becoming a minister. In the 1960s, he began working in television, hosting a religious talk show called "The 700 Club" on a local station in Portsmouth, Virginia. He soon took over the station and turned it into CBN, which grew rapidly over the next few decades.

Robertson was known for his conservative Christian views and his involvement in politics. In 1988, he ran for president as a Republican but ultimately withdrew from the race. He also founded the Christian Coalition in 1989, which became a powerful force in Republican politics, promoting conservative Christian values and putting pressure on lawmakers to support them.

Throughout his career, Robertson was a controversial figure. He often made controversial statements, such as blaming the 2010 earthquake in Haiti on the country's "pact with the devil

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