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Television Evangelists #108242

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 26, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Fort Mill, SC: Al Dale) Jerry Falwell and new board of dirs. for PTL org., named after resignation of Jim and Tammy Bakker in wake of his sex scandal, noted appearing on "PTL Club" today to reassure Bakker's followers; scenes shown. [FALWELL - recalls meeting with Bakker on scandal.] Focus of board's investigation outlined on screen. "Charlotte Observer"'s claim that PTL made long-term financial settlement with Jessica Hahn outlined, discussed. [HAHN - defs. faith of scandal targets.] [Assemblies of God spokesperson G. Raymond CARLSON - feels evidence indicates coverup of moral failure rather than blackmail of Bakker.] Falwell mentioned acknowledging that Bakker remains on PTL payroll.

Dale, Al;
Jennings, Peter

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