Here's a look at the life of televangelist Pat Robertson.
Personal: Birth date: March 22, 1930
Birth place: Lexington, Virginia
Birth name: Marion Gordon Robertson
Father: Absalom Willis Robertson, politician
Mother: Gladys Churchill (Willis) Robertson
Marriage: Adelia "Dede" (Elmer) Robertson (August 27, 1954-present)
Children: Timothy; Elizabeth; Gordon; Ann
Education: Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1950; Yale University, J.D., 1955; New York Theological Seminary, M.Div., 1959
Military service: U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, 1948 - 1952, First Lieutenant
Other Facts: Robertson's political platform included fiscal and moral conservatism.
Timeline: January 11, 1960 - Founds the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN).
1961 - Is ordained as a Southern Baptist minister.
October 1, 1961 - CBN goes on the air for the first time.
1966 - Creates "The 700 Club" television program.
1977 - Founds CBN University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It is later renamed Regent University.
1987 - Resigns from the Southern Baptist Convention ministry to run for president.
May 16, 1988 - Drops out of the presidential race.
May 1992 - Makes a $6 million bid on news wire service United Press International. In June, Robertson retracts the accepted bid, citing economic issues.
September 13, 2001 - Releases a statement saying that America has been attacked "because God Almighty is lifting His protection from us."
August 22, 2005 - On air, Robertson suggests that the U.S. assassinate Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, saying, "We have the ability to take him (Chavez) out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability."
January 5, 2006 - Says that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's stroke is punishment for "dividing God's land."
November 30, 2007 - Turns over the management of CBN to his son, Gordon.
2008 - Appears in an advertisement, with Al Sharpton, for Al Gore's non-profit the Alliance for Climate Protection.