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Television Evangelists #108295

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 29, 1987
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Al Dale) New PTL head Jerry Falwell's effort to ease controversy over successor Jim Bakker's resignation from PTL in wake of sex scandal examined; details given, scenes shown. [Falwell SUPPORTERS - are confident he will succeed.] [FALWELL - won't attack fellow Christians.] Bakker's successor Reverend Richard Dortch said himself under investigation by PTL and Assemblies of God for possibly arranging financial settlement with Bakker's lover Jessica Hahn. Criticism of Hahn by her adviser Paul Roper quoted on screen. Jimmy Swaggart's assessment of immorality in Pentecostal/charismatic movement noted. Falwell quoted.

Donaldson, Sam

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