Ben Carson: The Lost Tapes - Netflix
Mon 24 June 2019
As a child Dr. Ben Carson fought for himself, as a doctor he fought for his patients, in politics he's now fighting for his presidential candidacy. Just a week before the next Republican presidential primary debate, Discovery Life unveils Ben Carson: The Lost Tapes on Tuesday, October 20 at 9/8c. The two-episode special puts the microscope on Dr. Ben Carson as he performs risky surgeries known throughout the world. Dr. Carson is in the limelight because he's a political hopeful, but prior to a career in politics, Dr. Carson was the go-to surgeon for pediatric brain surgery, completing up to 500 surgeries a year. Ben Carson: The Lost Tapes delves deep into the archives of some of the most noteworthy surgeries, including the first successful surgical separation of infant Zambian twins Luka and Joseph Banda, which made headlines throughout the world. He was the first-person to ever use a tool for brain tumor surgeries – a wand with special sensors at its tip – to surgically remove life-threatening brain tumors.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Ben Carson: The Lost Tapes - Tammy Faye Messner - Netflix
Tamara Faye “Tammy” Messner (née LaValley; March 7, 1942 – July 20, 2007), formerly Tammy Faye Bakker, was an American Christian singer, evangelist, entrepreneur, author, talk show host, and television personality. She initially gained notoriety for her work with The PTL Club, a televangelist program she co-founded with her husband Jim Bakker in 1974. Prior to founding The PTL Club, they had hosted their own puppet show series for local programming in Minnesota in the early 1970s, and Messner also had a career as a recording artist. In 1978, she and Bakker built Heritage USA, Christian theme park. Messner would garner significant publicity when Jim Bakker was indicted, convicted, and imprisoned on numerous counts of fraud and conspiracy in 1989, resulting in the dissolution of The PTL Club. After divorcing Bakker in 1992, she remarried to Roe Messner. She was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1996, of which she suffered intermittently for over a decade before dying of the disease in 2007. Over the course of her career, Messner was noted for her eccentric and glamorous persona, as well as for her moral views that diverged from those of many mainstream Evangelists, particularly her acceptance of the LGBT community and reaching out to HIV/AIDS patients at the height of the AIDS epidemic.
Ben Carson: The Lost Tapes - 1942–1959: Early life - Netflix
The eldest of eight children, Tammy Faye was born Tamara Faye LaValley in International Falls, Minnesota, to Pentecostal preachers Rachel Minnie (née Fairchild) and Carl Oliver LaValley. Her parents were married in 1941. Shortly after she was born, a painful divorce soured her mother against other ministers, alienating her from the church.
Ben Carson: The Lost Tapes - References - Netflix