The world’s largest Christian television network and America’s most watched faith-and-family channel airing exclusive and original programming, including new series from top Christian leaders, cutting-edge music and worship from popular artists and groups, engaging talk shows, and more. www.TBN.org
The Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) is an international Christian-based broadcast television network and the world's largest religious television network.
TBN produces a variety of original Christian programs, such as gospel music concerts, live coverage of major Christian events, talk shows, health/fitness/nutrition programs with Christian family doctors, children's programs, contemporary Christian music videos, marriage enrichment series, holiday specials, Christian dramas, and full-length, family-oriented movies.
The network's flagship program Praise the Lord was originally two hours long, and hosted by TBN founders Paul and Jan Crouch. Today, the ninety-minute program is hosted by various regular hosts, including TBN president Matt Crouch and his wife Laurie Crouch, and occasional guest hosts. It features interviews with celebrities, ministers, and laypeople discussing faith-based topics and their personal relationship with God; as well as musical performances from gospel and contemporary Christian artists. The Praise the Lord format is franchised to TBN owned-and-operated stations and affiliates to fulfill public affairs content guidelines.
TBN runs a block of children's programs under the "Smile" banner on Saturdays 8-10 a.m, and 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Programs featured as part of the lineup - which are also broadcast on TBN's Smile network - are intended to fulfill E/I programming requirements as per the FCC's Children's Television Act; these range from contemporary programs (such as VeggieTales and 3-2-1 Penguins!), classic series (such as Davey and Goliath), and TBN originals (such as iShine Knect and Mary Rice Hopkins & Puppets with a Heart).