CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 19, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Atlanta, Georgia: Bruce Hall) television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart, among those who brought charges against Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker last year, reported being investigated by Assemblies of God Church for sexual misconduct. Church leaders, after receiving details regarding Swaggart's actions, reported meeting with Swaggart in Springfield, Missouri, and recommending that Louisiana division of church decide matter. [Assembly of God spokesperson Juleen PURNAGE - says Swaggart's cooperating with investigation.] Swaggart reported refusing comment. Baton Rouge, LA, ministry headquarters shown and discussed. Swaggart's role in PTL scandal discussed; Jessica Hahn mentioned. Swaggart's preaching noted emphasizing moral issues.
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