Los Angeles Times

Robertson tells viewers of his '700 Club' television program that he has prostate cancer, 2003.

Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson is shown in this Aug. 1, 2000 file photo in Philadelphia. Robertson said Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, that he has prostate cancer and will undergo surgery to remove his prostate gland. Robertson, 72, made the announcement on his ``700 Club'' television program. He told viewers he was diagnosed shortly after Christmas and tests show the cancer has not spread.GENE J. PUSKAR, Associated Press