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FRC’s ‘Washington Watch’ Show Receives the NRB Television Impact Award

February 20, 2024

Family Research Council’s “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” program received the Television Impact Award at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) annual conference in Nashville on Tuesday.

NRB is an independent international association of Christian communicators dedicated to protecting free speech in “governmental, corporate, and media sectors.” NRB’s mission is “to spread the life-changing truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through every electronic medium available.”

According to NRB’s website, “The Association exists to represent the Christian broadcasters’ right to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world.” And FRC’s “Washington Watch,” which first aired on television in 2021, shares that same goal of providing reliable news from a biblical worldview that proclaims the message of Christ to a world that needs it. Now broadcasted on DirecTV, about 100 different Christian TV stations, and over 800 radio stations throughout America, “Washington Watch” is impacting the culture one episode at a time.

What served as the motivation for “Washington Watch” was that FRC was “at the tip of the spear when it came to the cancel culture,” said Tony Perkins, FRC president. He added that he “knew that there was coming a time when legacy media would not give [FRC] a platform.” But he emphasized that “Christian broadcasting is so important when it comes to sharing hope,” especially as pushback to the truth becomes more prominent.

To recognize these accomplishments, Perkins, the host of “Washington Watch,” was presented the Television Impact Award from NRB on Tuesday. In gratitude, Perkins shared this message with “Washington Watch” viewers and all who have contributed to its success:

“I want to thank National Religious Broadcasters for this recognition, and I want to thank our partners that make ‘Washington Watch’ possible. And our listeners and viewers, we’re so grateful for you as we encourage you with the word of God and its application to this world which we live. Thanks for being ‘Washington Watch’ viewers.

“In this era of media disinformation, we are very grateful for our partners that make the program possible. I am also thankful for our viewers and listeners who regularly tune in for informed discussion and meaningful dialogue from a biblical perspective. Stand up, speak up, and stay engaged!”

Sarah Holliday is a reporter at The Washington Stand.