Praise (TV program)
|Praise the Lord|
|Narrated by||Jim McClellan|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original release||May 28, 1973 –|
Praise (formerly Praise the Lord) is a Christian-oriented talk program which is the flagship program of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), airing every weeknight in primetime. TBN president Matt Crouch and his wife Laurie serve as the primary hosts of the show. On November 14, 2016, the title was changed to the shortened title of Praise.
Originally hosted by TBN founders Paul and Jan Crouch, and later by Paul Crouch Jr., the program features a mix of interviews with celebrities and other performers discussing faith-based topics and their personal relationship with faith, and music performances from various gospel and contemporary Christian artists. It was originally two hours, which changed to ninety minutes, as well as moved to a new time slot. The program usually originates from the network's Trinity Christian City campus in Costa Mesa, California, though other episodes also originate from TBN's facilities in Irving, Texas, the Trinity Music City complex in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and the Holy Land Experience in Orlando, Florida.
A localized version Praise the Lord is utilized by TBN's owned-and-operated stations and affiliates to fulfill local or educational programming requirements.
Theme and announcer
Jim McClellan has served as the program's announcer for nearly forty years. Rich Cook serves as the composer of the show's theme music used since 1992, which includes three versions of varying length and an alternate version utilizing a saxophone.