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July 30, 1988 | Associated Press
The TV ministry formerly run by Jim and Tammy Bakker has dropped the name PTL in an effort to dissociate itself from PTL's bankrupt commercial operations. The network ministry show formerly called "PTL Today" went on the air without a name Tuesday morning, and viewers were asked to send donations to a new entity called Heritage Ministries, not PTL.
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February 6, 1990 | From United Press International
The remnants of the PTL television ministry officially moved to California today, ending another chapter for the scandal-scarred empire founded by imprisoned evangelist Jim Bakker. "Heritage Today," called "The Jim and Tammy Show" before Bakker's cataclysmic fall from grace three years ago, aired for the first time from the studios of Channel 42 in Concord with the Rev. Sam Johnson introducing the program's new hosts.
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February 6, 1990 | From United Press International
The remnants of the PTL television ministry officially moved to California today, ending another chapter for the scandal-scarred empire founded by imprisoned evangelist Jim Bakker. "Heritage Today," called "The Jim and Tammy Show" before Bakker's cataclysmic fall from grace three years ago, aired for the first time from the studios of Channel 42 in Concord with the Rev. Sam Johnson introducing the program's new hosts.
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April 11, 1989 | From Times wire services
The successor to the PTL ministry announced plans today to move the church and television studios from the Christian retreat that founder Jim Bakker lost over a sex scandal. Officials at Heritage Ministries, the surviving offshoot of PTL, said they plan to move their church and television studios to a facility just across the state line in Charlotte, N.C. The move, scheduled to take place by June 1, would end the use of the PTL grounds as a Christian retreat and broadcast center unless the new owner, Canadian businessman Stephen Mernick, decides to use it in that capacity.
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April 11, 1989 | From Times wire services
The successor to the PTL ministry announced plans today to move the church and television studios from the Christian retreat that founder Jim Bakker lost over a sex scandal. Officials at Heritage Ministries, the surviving offshoot of PTL, said they plan to move their church and television studios to a facility just across the state line in Charlotte, N.C. The move, scheduled to take place by June 1, would end the use of the PTL grounds as a Christian retreat and broadcast center unless the new owner, Canadian businessman Stephen Mernick, decides to use it in that capacity.
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April 7, 1990 | From Religious News Service
Three years after the Jim Bakker-PTL scandal broke, some major television evangelists are devoting even more time to fund-raising and promotion and have turned to Eastern Europe as a focus of such efforts. These are among the findings reported by Stephen Winzenburg, a scholar who has monitored religious broadcasting for a decade.
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September 2, 1988 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
Convinced that disgraced TV evangelist Jim Bakker will succeed in a bid to buy back the PTL religious network and park he founded, a Van Nuys pastor Thursday ended his association with court-endorsed attempts to help the ministry rebound from bankruptcy. The Rev. Jess Moody, senior minister of the Van Nuys First Baptist Church, who earlier served on an advisory board for the federal bankruptcy court in Columbia, S.C.
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July 30, 1988 | Associated Press
The TV ministry formerly run by Jim and Tammy Bakker has dropped the name PTL in an effort to dissociate itself from PTL's bankrupt commercial operations. The network ministry show formerly called "PTL Today" went on the air without a name Tuesday morning, and viewers were asked to send donations to a new entity called Heritage Ministries, not PTL.
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