NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 22, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart reported appearing before Assemblies of God leaders after admitting to sexual misconduct. Swaggart's role in demise of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's ministry recalled. Report introduced.
(Alexandria, LA: Kenley Jones) [SWAGGART - says Lord is good.] Swaggart's meeting with church officials featured. [SWAGGART - admits to sins and apologizes.] Swaggart quoted. Repercussions of Swaggart's actions discussed. Church leaders quoted. [Arkansas Reverend Merl HARRIS - comments on forgiveness.] [California Reverend Glen COLE - says Swaggart has fought sinful urges for years] Possible penalties discussed. Church officials quoted re: Swaggart's punishment; Bakker and Jessica Hahn mentioned.
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