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Remembering Tammy Faye Messner

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Remembering Tammy Faye Messner

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Remembering Tammy Faye Messner

Remembering Tammy Faye Messner

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Tammy Faye Messner, the onetime first lady of TV evangelism, died Friday at the age of 65; she had battled cancer for years. Terry Gross interviewed the former Tammy Faye Bakker on January 15, 2004, about the rise and fall of the ministry she led with ex-husband Jim Bakker, the puppet show that gave them their start, and her surprising later life as a gay icon.

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