Random Career moment:

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img_0324Tammy Faye Baker

YEAR:  1989 You have to be of a certain age to recall the PTL Club and the saga of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker.  I shot the still photos above of Tammy during Jim’s trial in Charlotte, NC.  The setting was just outside her home. Tammy Faye would come out and talk to the press each afternoon.  Though the charges were serious, yet, there was a carnival atmosphere. I was running the NBC Sat Truck for several days.  What was supposed to be Just an 8 hour day turned into 15 hour-days. Today Show/ Affiliate Feeds/ O+O feeds and NBC Nightly News.


A local artist was selling  T-Shirts that depicted  Tammy’s face make-up as if you had literally run into her! I bought one.  It’s been in a plastic bag for 29 years. Never worn. (Took it out just to shoot this image) —Oh!  And Jim Bakker did 5 years–and then he wrote a book!


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