About This Interview
Dr. Robert Schuller was interviewed for two hours at the Crystal Cathedral Gardens in Garden Grove, CA. Dr. Schuller described his early years growing up poor on a farm in Iowa. He talked about his calling to religion and his eventual move to California. He discussed the formation of the Garden Grove Community Church, where he preached to his congregants gathered at a drive-in movie theater. He described the growth of the church, and his eventual foray into television on The Hour of Power. He discussed the format of the program, his messages, and how the show eventually garnered worldwide distribution. He also spoke of the impact that the PTL scandals had on his ministry and on religious broadcasting as a whole. B-roll consisted of a guided tour of the Crystal Cathedral, where The Hour of Power originates, as well as the architectural gems and gardens on the campus. The interview was conducted by Karen Herman on November 14, 2003.