The 700 Club had a chance to speak directly to these people using an approach and style they would understand. The host (Pat Robertson or whoever) could've made understanding a moral and religious imperative.
For instance, "For too long we've let some of God's children suffer. God wants you to watch this show and learn the truth about Indians. He implores you to rid your minds of negative stereotypes and replace them with thoughts of love and compassion."
Needless to say, this didn't happen. If anything, the born-again Christian viewers were more ignorant and uncharitable after the first show aired. "Why should we help the so-called poor Indians?" they seemed to be saying. "How can they be needy when they have casinos?"
700 Club biased?
I'm sensing a whiff of right-wing dogma here. The savage heathens can't help themselves despite living in the greatest country on earth. We give them money-making machines and they're still wallowing in squalor. What can you expect from idol worshipers who haven't accepted Jesus? They do their devil dances and God punishes them for it.
After all, Pat Robertson and other conservative Christians have claimed that natural disasters are God's way of punishing people. Why wouldn't they claim that about poverty on reservations also? Indians aren't living as God intended--in suburban homes with middle-management jobs and church every Sunday--so God is teaching them a lesson.
For more on this subject, see Limbaugh Blames Flood Victims.
Of course, all this is just speculation. What isn't speculation is that the show was produced by born-again Christians for born-again Christians. Given that scenario, the results should've been better. That they weren't means some or all of the people involved failed.