CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 08, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Bruce Hall) Jerry Falwell's resignation from PTL organization announced. Jim and Tammy Bakker's return discussed. [Jim BAKKER - says he will do what God and the people want.] Falwell's refusal to share control with Bakkers mentioned. [FALWELL - says he will not sit on the same board with Bakker.] PTL financial trouble reviewed. [PTL EMPLOYEE - says all is in God's hands.] [Association of PTL Partners George TRAKAS - says he is glad Falwell is gone.] Falwell's comment that he would never return to PTL quoted.
(Gatlinburg, Tennessee: Peter Van Sant) Jim and Tammy Faye Bakkers' desire to return to PTL ministry announced. [Jim BAKKER - says they will start any time to help restore PTL.] [Tammy BAKKER - says she cries and wants to go home.] [Association of PTL Partners Joe HAVILAND - says PTL was Jim's creation.] [Evangelist John ANKERBERG - says the Bakkers are not morally fit to get PTL back.] PTL scandal reviewed; details given, scenes shown. [Jim BAKKER - says he is not a homosexual and never sees prostitutes.] [Religious historian David HARRELL - says PTL is the personification of Jim and Tammy Bakker and cannot survive without them.] Return to PTL by Bakkers expected.
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