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Evangelist and Oil #303446

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 09, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Miami, Florida) Evangelist Jim Spillman's claim of oil find in Israel, allegedly based on Deuteronomy, examined. [SPILLMAN - claims God and the Bible showed him the location.] Fund raising among Spillman's followers for ostensible oil exploration in Israel noted. [Ford Oil Company spokesperson Hugh BINFORD - considers company "God's property."] [Massachusetts secretary state Michael CONNOLLY - considers scam a major sham.] Connolly mentioned signing court order halting sale of Ford Oil Company stock in Massachusetts. [CONNOLLY - doesn't want state residents financially hurt.] Status of Florida investigation into Ford outlined. [PEOPLE - think they're safe believing in "God's word."]
REPORTER: Richard Schlesinger

Rather, Dan;
Schlesinger, Richard

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