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Ptl Controversy #108832

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 27, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Fort Mill, SC: Rebecca Chase) Growing controversy over television evangelist Jim Bakker's attempt to return to organization's leadership in midst of unfolding sex scandal examined; details given, scenes shown. [Courtesy "The 700 Club", Jerry FALWELL - warns Bakker of his ministry's death should he return.] Questions PTL board, now led by Falwell, will determine tomorrow said include Bakker's involvement with Jessica Hahn and subsequent hush money she recd., PTL's financial stability, and allegations of Bakker's involvements with prostitutes and homosexual activity. [John ANKERBERG - claims Bakker was witnessed during homosexual act.] [Former PROSTITUTE - claims trysts with Bakker.]

Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter

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