NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 26, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Abernethy) Soc. and psychological factors underlying economy success of television evangelists in United States examined; scenes shown. [Barbara UTTZ, Kim TRENTTIN - explain watching such shows.] [Columnist and former Jerry Falwell employee Cal THOMAS - considers emotional appeal of television ministers.] [Baptist public affairs committee spokesperson Reverend James DUNN - opposes claim of some that faith brings financial wealth.] [Oral ROBERTS - asks for donations.] [THOMAS - describes average contributions.] Annual budgets of Pat Robertson, Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker, Jerry Falwell listed on screen. [DUNN - feels TV ministries have corrupted some evangelists.] [THOMAS -agrees.]
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