ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 25, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(No location given: Al Dale) Latest developments in civil war among TV evangelists stemming from Jim Bakker's resignation in wake of sex scandal examined; scenes shown. Fundamentalist mins. John Stewart and Paul Roper said denying money paid Jessica Hahn was blackmail payment. [Religious radio host STEWART - claims money PTL paid Hahn following her affair with Bakker was settlement rather than blackmail payoff.] [PTL HOST - praises Jimmy Swaggart.] [Courtesy "Nightline", SWAGGART - defs. complaining to PTL authorities about Bakker.] Tennessee evangelist John Ankerberg said allegedly possessing evidence against Bakker that will clear Swaggart.
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