“[The] tape of the ruse made its way to The Tonight Show, where Johnny Carson– who harbored great disdain for charlatans — exposed Popoff ‘s technique. The Tonight Show exposé made national news, and in 1987 the Peter Popoff Evangelistic Association filed for bankruptcy. He seemed done for.” Peter Popoff was publicly humiliated and exposed as a fraud. So you’d figure that would mark the end of his career as a high-earning televangelist. Well, unless you’ve been paying attention. From GQ: Peter Popoff, the Born-Again Scoundrel.