1987: Jim and Tammy Bakker with Ted Koppel
After the power couple of PTL network were "dethroned," they met with ABC Nightline host, Ted Koppel, to share their side of the story. The live interview began with Koppel asking, "Is it going to be possible for you to get through an interview without wrapping yourselves in the Bible?" and then the charges of sexual misconduct with secretary Jessica Hahn and even homosexual charges.
"I've looked into the homosexual charges and I would again say that if anyone had these charges against me, I want them to come forward publicly with this proof," said Jim. Tammy added, "I have been married to this man for 26 years and I can tell you one thing, he's not homosexual or is he a bi-sexual. He's a wonderful loving husband." And the she said, "I want to go home to our puppies and the people we love."