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Swaggart Scandal #319930

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 23, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart reported refusing comment after meeting with Assemblies of God leaders Report introduced.

(New Orleans, Louisiana: Bruce Hall) Swaggart's mansion shown. Street shown where Swaggart allegedly solicited prostitution. Several women noted claiming to have performed pornographic acts for Swaggart. Claims noted being unverifiable for investigators. Assemblies of God leaders reported being lenient with Swaggart. [Reverend Cecil JANWAY - explains Swaggart's penalties.] [Relig. sociologist Bill MARTIN - says Swaggart will be on television before next episode of "Moonlighting" and repentance helped.] [On Sunday, SWAGGART - tells of sins.] Sermon noted being last for a while.

Reporter(s):
Hall, Bruce;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:10

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