EWTN Begins Religious Broadasting.

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      Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) was founded by Mother Mary Angelica, born Rita Rizzo, a Franciscan nun known for her mix of evangelization and entrepreneurship as well as her temper and resilience. Raised in a broken home and suffering various health problems, Rizzo dedicated her life to God as a Poor Clare nun, taking the name Sister Angelica of the Annunciation. Her business ventures began in 1959 with the founding of St. Peter’s Fishing Lures, a company that garnered her an award from Sports Illustrated.