This past Friday Night (1/18/19) ABC News aired an entire show on the PTL scandal from the 80’s. A colleague at work mentioned that he had watched it and learned a lot he hadn’t known from the actual time of the events.
I decided to watch it last night when I got home. I was working in media then as I am now and was reminded of how things were. I worked with “Murphy In The Morning & Larry Sprinkle” when they did “Pass The Loot” Club, a parody of Jim & Tammy Baker. I later worked with John Boy & Billy when the Baker’s fell from grace and we had Jessica Hahn in the studio on 4th street during the trial. My friend and radio colleague, Chuck Boozer caught quite a bit of camera time on this special with fresh footage as did several Charlotte TV personalities and writers from the Observer who broke the story nationally. It’s BELOW in it’s entirety, just click the LINK and if you lived it, you must see it. One of the biggest, if not THE biggest national story to ever come out of Charlotte.