The Re-Invention of Tammy Faye Tammy Faye Bakker and her ex-husband Jim once sat atop the Praise the Lord broadcasting empire, with a theme park, lavish homes and even a satellite. Now the remarried Tammy Faye Messner has become a remarkably popular performer with gay audiences. NPR's Neda Ulaby charts Tammy Faye's unlikely rebirth after a spectacular fall from grace.
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The Re-Invention of Tammy Faye

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Tammy Faye Bakker and her ex-husband Jim once sat atop the Praise the Lord broadcasting empire, with a theme park, lavish homes and even a satellite. Now the remarried Tammy Faye Messner has become a remarkably popular performer with gay audiences. NPR's Neda Ulaby charts Tammy Faye's unlikely rebirth after a spectacular fall from grace.

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