Fresh Air, Jay Bakker and Leo Marks

  • by Terry Gross
  • Narrated by Terry Gross
  • 0 hrs and 46 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Son of televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, Jay Bakker and remembering code breaker Leo Marks on this edition of Fresh Air. In 1989 Jay Bakker's father, Jimmy, was convicted of defrauding his followers at the Praise The Lord ministry, and sent to prison. Then his parents divorced. Bakker was 13 years old at the time. In his new memoir, Son of a Preacher Man: My Search for Grace in the Shadows, he writes of returning to faith after a long period of alcoholism and disillusionment. Jay Bakker now heads his own ministry, Revolution, in Atlanta, ministering to skateboarders, punk rockers, and hippies, and other neglected kids. Code breaker Leo Marks died January 15th at the age of 80. He served as one of Britain's top code makers during WWII. There he revolutionized the military's code making methods. He wrote about his experiences in "Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War 1941-1945. Marks was also a screenwriter. His most famous film was the 1960's cult-classic Peeping Tom. (Broadcast Dates: February 1, 2001 and July 13, 1999)

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  • Release Date: 01-31-2003
  • Publisher: WHYY-FM