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Ptl Controversy #316268

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 22, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Fort Mill, SC: Bruce Hall) Current phase in fight for control of PTL org. between Jerry Falwell and ousted leaders Jim and Tammy Bakker featured; details given, scenes shown. [FALWELL - responds to Bakker attorney Melvin Belli's optimism over client's resumption of power.] [BELLI - doubts if client will wait an eternity.] [FALWELL - claims Heritage ministry personnel oppose Bakker's return.] [BELLI - supports Pat Boone taking over from Falwell.] [FALWELL - claims organization needs a miracle, not a host.] The Bakkers said expected to make national television appearance later in week to present their latest version of events.

Hall, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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