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Swaggart Scandal #319920

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 22, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart reported meeting with Assemblies of God church officials after admitting to sexual misconduct charges. Report introduced.

(Baton Rouge, LA: Bruce Hall) Swaggart shown arriving for meeting with church officials in Alexandria, LA. Swaggart allegedly had encounter with prostitute in New Orleans hotel last year [Sociologist Jeffrey HADDEN - comments on subsequent damage to television evangelism.] [Assembly of God Rev. Glen COLE - says Swaggart was conquered by sinful urges.] Church officials expected to be lenient. [SWAGGART - apologizes to family, fellow evangelists and God.] Evangelical experts quoted. [Religious historian David HARRELL - says Swaggart will return to ministry.] Swaggart's accusations against Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker recalled. [Jim BAKKER - comments on Swaggart.] Swaggart's television broadcast discussed. Swaggart shown on Nicaraguan crusade speaking to President Dan. Ortega Saavedra. Repercussions of Swaggart's indiscretions predicted.

Hall, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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