Channel 2 Presents A Special Edition of Monica's Closeups

ATLANTA — In a rare interview, Dr. Charles Stanley opened up to Channel 2’s Monica Pearson about the most private moments of his life and his ministry that inspires millions of people around the world.

“For more than 40 years, Dr. Stanley has been delivering sermons to the congregation at First Baptist Church in Atlanta,” said Pearson. “Today Dr. Stanley is heard on nearly two thousand television and radio stations and is translated into dozens of languages.”

Dr. Stanley talked to Pearson about his very public divorce and how it threatened his leadership at the church. He also revealed the surprising person who could replace him as pastor and talked openly about his tightly knitted family.

“Dr. Stanley rarely gives interviews,” said Pearson. “I spent several hours with the senior pastor and was able to see a different side of him, including his passion away from the pulpit.”

WHAT:  Monica's Closeups on Channel 2 WSB-TV

WHO:   Monica Pearson

WHEN:  December 26th, 2012 at 8 p.m.

WHERE: Channel 2 WSB-TV

About Channel 2 WSB-TV The ABC Affiliate is part of Cox Media Group and ranks as Atlanta's number one local television station. The station also operates its website, wsbtv.com, its mobile site, wap.wsbtv.com, and airs MeTV on its digital channel 2.2.

About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group  is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. Additionally, CMG owns and operates Valpak, one of North America's leading direct marketing companies.   With $1.7 billion in revenue, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services.   CMG operates in more than 30 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including 30 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 18 million radio listeners.  For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.

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