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Roberts Controversy #105389

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 15, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Tulsa, Oklahoma: Charles Murphy) Controversy over television evangelist Oral Roberts' latest fundraising tactic, threatening God will kill him if viewers don't send in money, featured; details given, scenes shown. [January 4, ROBERTS - describes alleged conversation with God, asks for money in order to live past March.] [WUSA-TV director Sandra Butler JONES - explains pulling Roberts' show now.] [WFAA-TV general manager David LANE - criticize Roberts' sense of taste.] Roberts' career and empire's current financial problems reviewed. [Richard ROBERTS - claims God speaks to father.] [Oral Roberts Univ. STUDENTS - debate issue.]

Jennings, Peter;
Murphy, Charles

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