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Roberts Controversy #552654

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 14, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Tulsa, Oklahoma: Jane Peterson) Controversy over television evangelist Oral Roberts' claim God will kill him by March if viewers don't send money examined; details given, scenes shown. [ROBERTS - asks for money to keep him alive.] WUSA-TV and others said cancelling Roberts' program as result of his fundraising tactics. [Stn. spokesperson Sandra Butler JONES - explains station's policy.] [Oral Roberts Ministries spokesperson Jan DARGATZ - considers that stance unfair.] Fin. problems of Roberts' empire noted. [Richard ROBERTS - claims God speaks to father.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Peterson, Jane

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