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Televangelist Gene Scott Dies at 75

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Televangelist Gene Scott Dies at 75

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Televangelist Gene Scott Dies at 75

Televangelist Gene Scott Dies at 75

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Los Angeles-based preacher Dr. Gene Scott, whose talk show and Sunday morning services were carried on radio and television in some 180 countries, died Monday at age 75 after suffering a stroke. Scott was an unusual televangelist who smoked cigars, wore odd headgear and used profanity. Michele Norris talks with Richard Parker, a lecturer on religion, politics and public policy at Harvard University.