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See Exclusive Clip From ’20/20′ Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker Special

See Exclusive Clip From ’20/20′ Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker Special
The rise and downfall of televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker is the focus of a new 20/20 special titled “Unfaithfully Yours,” and in this exclusive clip from the episode, Ted Koppel recounts an interview with the Bakkers in the aftermath of their sex and financial fraud scandals.

The Bakkers’ Ptl Club and religious empire was rocked in 1987 when it was revealed that Jim Bakker had used money from both the TV show and their Christian-themed park, Heritage USA, to negotiate a payment for a secretary with whom he had a sexual encounter.
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‘American Animals’ Film Review: Entertainingly Fizzy Heist Movie Defies Expectations

‘American Animals’ Film Review: Entertainingly Fizzy Heist Movie Defies Expectations
Surely the 21st century equivalent to the old Hollywood trope “Let’s put on a show!” is, judging by the movies that get made, “Let’s pull off a heist!” What that says about the evolution of our wish-fulfillment fantasies is a tad worrisome, so it’s refreshing that “American Animals,” which recreates and dissects a real 2004 robbery committed by a quartet of thrill-seeking college kids, grasps that there’s something singularly regrettable in how our popular art glorifies criminality.

And yet, for a good deal of its running time, writer-director Bart Layton’s slick, music-fueled assemblage of recreated narrative and documentary manages to be as deftly comic and suspenseful as the bank job movies from which Layton, and the incident’s perpetrators, took inspiration. Until, that is, the reality of bad decisions and corrosive entitlement act as an all-too-necessary dampener.

The crime was known as the “Transy Book Heist.
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