ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 27, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Battle for control of PTL Club noted to take place in bankruptcy court Report introduced.
(Atlanta, Georgia: Rebecca Chase) Billboard in Fort Mill, SC, promoting Jim and Tammy Bakker shown. [Tammy BAKKER - notes family's role in building Heritage USA; says she wants to go home.] Phone messages by Jim Bakker explaining that they did not give PTL to Jerry Falwell played. Upcoming Bakker tour to promote their musical version of PTL takeover announced; "Ballad of Jim and Tammy" played. Federal investigation of Bakker for wire and mail fraud while fund raising reported [Hotel reservations MGR. - says too many partnerships were sold.] IRS (Internal Revenue Service) audit of Bakkers detailed. Purchases by Bakkers credited to ministry credit cards outlined onscreen. [MAN - talks about Bakkers' spending habits.] Testimony by Jessica Hahn to grand jury discussed. [Bakker's ATTORNEY - says he did nothing wrong.] Petition by PTL employees stating that they would leave if Bakker returns shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Jim Bakker's appearance tonight on "Nightline" announced.
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