ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 23, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Linking of issues of pols., religion and sex noted. Report introduced.
(Saint Louis, Missouri: Carole Simpson) Charges by Pat Robertson's camp that revelation of Jimmy Swaggart's sexual indiscretion were made to embarrass Robertson reported [ROBERTSON - says doubts timing of issue was accidental; says Vice President George Bush camp could do anything sleazy and that Bush knows what's going on.] Bush campaign director Lee Atwater mentioned. [BUSH - calls it an absurd charge.] [Bush supported South Carolina state senate John COURSON - says Robertson should offer proof or apology.] Reasons for Robertson's concern noted.
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