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November 20, 1993 | ALAN SAYRE, ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
At first glance, scandals that hit the television empires of evangelists Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart, Oral Roberts and Robert Tilton appeared to have taken their toll on a business that blossomed throughout much of the 1980s. A.C. Nielsen Co., the overseer of television ratings, says not only have the number of religious shows dropped sharply since 1988, but the number of homes reached by evangelists' broadcasts has gone down.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1993 | ALAN SAYRE, ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
At first glance, scandals that hit the television empires of evangelists Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart, Oral Roberts and Robert Tilton appeared to have taken their toll on a business that blossomed throughout much of the 1980s. A.C. Nielsen Co., the overseer of television ratings, says not only have the number of religious shows dropped sharply since 1988, but the number of homes reached by evangelists' broadcasts has gone down.
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