CBS Evening News for Friday, May 20, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Ex-Assembly of God evangelist Jimmy Swaggart reported returning to television preaching. Report introduced.
(Baton Rouge, LA: Bruce Hall) [SWAGGART - begs for another chance.] Swaggart's financial empire noted facing difficulties after confessing to moral failure mos. ago. Cable companies and foreign countries reported dropping Swaggart shows and crusades. [New Covenant Church spokesperson Reverend James MAHONEY - says Swaggart returning to ministry for money.] Repercussions of Swaggart's scandals discussed. [Assemblies of God spokesperson Jerald OGG - comments on leaving church.] Swaggart's financial problems discussed. [SWAGGART - says needs money.] Prostitute Debra Murphree reported posing for national magazine Swaggart quoted with regard to people going to hell if he doesn't return to ministry.
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