“It was a very different way to grow up. You don’t realize it while you’re doing it. Getting on airplanes, traveling around the world, singing in stadiums. I never knew anything else. At age five I did my first television show, with my dad and sister. We took people on a televised tour of the Holy Land. We also did a live satellite broadcast at Christmas. It was the first time that a live show had aired from there in the U.S. and around the world. We took people on an intimate tour of places where Jesus walked.” That’s not a prominent entertainer talking about the early days of a lifelong career. It’s Charley Humbard (pictured top right), the founder and CEO of UP TV, recalling a childhood spent traveling and working with his father Rex, the first televangelist, during a recent lunch with Jack Myers and me at Michael’s restaurant in New York City. We were joined by Amy Winter (pictured below, center), Executive Vice President and General Manager, UP.
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