O intercâmbio político entre parlamentares e as emissoras paulistas de televisão católica
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This research addresses the mutual political support between parliamentarians and the four largest Brazilian Catholic Television Networks: TV Aparecida, Canção Nova, Rede Vida, TV Século XXI. It is pointed out the role of social actors in favor of such television channels, and equally, the politic electoral support they receive from them. Support for these TV Channels it’s a part of a catholic strategy to act against the advancement of Evangelic denominations, as such as a incentive to the Catholic Charismatic Renewal movement (RCC). There is in this context the election of parliamentarians with catholic identity in National Congress, linked to RCC. Based on systematic bibliographic and field research the relationships between politicians and religious are analyzed: process of concession and granting of TV stations by the federal government and election campaigns. Among the subjects mentioned stand out the coordinated actions between priests, bishops, cardinals, entrepreneurs, parliamentarians as deputies, governors, state ministers beside presidents. The research show how the action of such agents moving in different power fields made a significant role in the creation and maintenance of Catholic Television Networks. On the other hand, the existence of such communicative vehicles in the Brazilian religious market contributed to the continuous catholic evation to be not even more substantive.
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