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'Duck Dynasty' star shares stories of faith and family in Oklahoma City visit

Missy Robertson, one of the stars of the popular A&E reality TV show “Duck Dynasty,” recently spoke at a women's event at Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City.
by Carla Hinton Published: October 12, 2013

Drama, friction and fighting.

Missy Robertson, one of the stars of the popular A&E TV show “Duck Dynasty,” said that is what the series' producers initially said they wanted to highlight.

She said the now famous Robertson family of Louisiana met before determining whether to do the show and decided those weren't the aspects of family togetherness they wanted to share with millions of TV viewers.

She said the reason was simple: That isn't the Robertson family's reality.

“Our family got together and realized that our family is based on Scripture and not on fighting,” Robertson told an audience of about 800 people gathered on Monday at Oklahoma Christian University.

She quoted several Scriptures, including Colossians 3:2, “Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”

“We said that's our reality, and we're not sure that that's going to make a TV show,” Robertson said.

Her keynote presentation included humor, music and video clips from the show, now in its fourth season.

Faithful reality

According to wire service reports, “Duck Dynasty” became the most-watched nonfiction series telecast in cable history, with an audience of 11.8 million viewers tuning in for the season premiere in August.

The Robertson family operates a successful duck call company out of West Monroe, La. The one-hour premiere featured Missy Robertson's father-in-law, Duck Commander founder Phil Robertson, renewing his vows with his wife, “Miss Kay.”

The premiere set records in individual demographic categories, with 6.3 million adults ages 25-54, 6.3 million adults ages 18-49 and 3 million adults 18-34, making it the network's most-watched episode in all the key demographics.

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by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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