Pat Robertson, televangelist who mixed politics and religion, dies at 93

By Matt Schudel

The Rev. Pat Robertson, a Baptist preacher who attracted a worldwide following as a religious broadcaster, built a business empire from his headquarters in Virginia Beach and helped create a powerful political movement of religious conservatives as a founder of the Christian Coalition, died June 8 at his home in Virginia Beach. He was 93.

The Rev. Pat Robertson announces the suspension of his presidential campaign on May 16, 1988, in Virginia Beach. (Steve Helber/AP)