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ORU President goes "Face to Face" for a New TV Series

Oral Roberts University President Mark Rutland is interviewing top leaders in a new television series titled "Face to Face." This program will debut on January 13, 2011, at 6 pm Central Time on Golden Eagle Broadcasting (KGEB Tulsa 53), DirecTV Channel 363 and online at www.goldeneagle.tv. The premier episode will feature James Robison, host of LIFE Today and founder of LIFE Outreach International. 

In each 30-minute episode of "Face to Face," Rutland will interview prominent individuals -- industry leaders, ministers, writers, musicians -- and ask about their lives, how they arrived at their current position, and what their thoughts are on leadership, faith, culture, and other questions of the day.

 "Some things about a person you can't learn from a distance," says Rutland. "That's the reason I like to be face to face with somebody, and really get to know them."

 Several episodes were shot last fall, featuring Robison, basketball coaching legend Eddie Sutton, author Stephen Mansfield, Mardel Christian and Education founder and ORU Board Chair Mart Green, author/speaker/ORU trustee and alumna Lynette Lewis, Relevant Media Group founder/CEO/ORU trustee and alumnus Cameron Strang, Building Community Institute founder Clifton Taulbert, author/speaker Simon T. Bailey, Victory Christian Center Senior Pastor Sharon Daugherty, daughter of Oral Roberts/ORU trustee and alumna Roberta Potts, ORU International Worship Center Director Wayne Lee, and Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris. The program is intended to stimulate thought and spur discussion while serving as a showcase for ORU.

 "I think viewers will enjoy the style as well as the substance of 'Face to Face,'" Rutland says. "It's not a grilling; it's two people talking about topics that matter. People say fascinating things when you ask the right questions."

 Oral Roberts University is an interdenominational Christian liberal arts university located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Founded in 1963 by evangelist Oral Roberts, ORU serves students from 49 states and 53 countries, representing over 40 denominations. Offering 64 undergraduate majors, 14 master's programs and two doctoral degrees, plus NCAA Division I athletics, ORU is preparing its students mentally, spiritually and physically to go into every person's world. For more information about ORU, visit www.oru.edu.