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CBN NewsWatch: May 29, 2013

On Newswatch, May 29: Tea Party groups hit IRS with federal lawsuit, Eric Holder tied to targeting of Fox reporter, and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," INVESTIGATING

THE I.R.S.

WHAT WAS THE ORGANIZATION UP

TO WHEN IT DECIDED TO TARGET

TEA PARTY GROUPS?

Wendy: PLUS, HOW

CYBERATTACKS ARE BECOMING

THE BIGGEST THREAT TO

NATIONAL SECURITY.

Mark: AND WE'LL LOOK AT

HOW SOMETHING CALLED THE 10K

PLAN CAN SAVE COLLEGE

STUDENTS THOUSANDS OF

DOLLARS.

ALL THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

NEU.

"NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

SOME ARE CALLING THE I.R.S.

SCANDAL CHILLING.

OTHERS, LIKE LAWMAKERS, WANT

TO KNOW WHAT THE TAX AGENCY

WAS REALLY UP TO WHEN IT

TARGETED CONSERVATIVE

GROUPS.

Mark: THIS AS THE

I.R.S. FACES A FEDERAL

LAWSUIT FROM TEA PARTY AND

CONSERVATIVE ORGANIZATIONS.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS MORE.

AGAIN AND AGAIN, THIS

ADMINISTRATION AND ITS

ALLIES HAVE USED THE

RESOURCES OF THE GOVERNMENT

ITSELF TO INTIMIDATE OR

SILENCE THOSE WHO QUESTION

IT.

Reporter: A NEW TV AD

BY MITCHELL MCCONNELL HITS

AIRWAVES, CONDEMNING THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION FOR

USING THE I.R.S. TO TARGET

CONSERVATIVE GROUPS.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU,

BUT I THINK THE LEADER OF

THE FREE WORLD AND ITS

LEADERS HAVE BETTER THINGS

TO DO THAN GO THROUGH

PEOPLE'S TAX RETURNS.

George: THE INSPECTOR

GENERAL'S REPORT SAYS A FEW

LOW-LEVEL STAFF FROM THE

CINCINNATI OFFICE WERE

INVOLVED.

THIS IS A LETTER FROM THE

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF

THE TREASURY, INTERNAL

REVENUE SERVICE, WASHINGTON,

D.C.

George: BUT JAY SECULO,

WITH THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR

LAW AND JUSTICE, SAYS HE HAS

NEW EVIDENCE SHOWING THAT

THE TARGETING OF

CONSERVATIVE GROUPS WENT FAR

BEYOND A FEW AGENTS IN A

SINGLE CITY.

WE HAVE THE LETTERS.

WE HAVE THE DOCUMENTS.

THEIR AGENTS WROTE THEM TO

US.

15 AGENTS, FOUR DIFFERENT

OFFICES.

George: SE HE IS SUING

THE GROUP.

THIS IS AN AGENCY THAT IS

COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL.

RIGHT NOW THE TREASURY, AND

THE I.R.S. IN PARTICULARLY,

IS INSTITUTIONALLY INCAPABLE

OF REGULATEING ITSELF.

George: THE WHITE HOUSE

HAS DISMISSED CHARGES IT WAS

AWARE OF THE TARGETING,

SAYING THAT THE PRESIDENT

ONLY LEARNED OF IT THROUGH

THE MEDIA.

IT HAS MANY WONDERING WHAT

THE TAX AGENCY WAS REALLY UP

TO.

WHEN A GOVERNMENT DECIDES

TO START TARGETING ITS OWN

CITIZENS FOR NO OTHER REASON

THAN THEIR POLITICAL

AFFILIATION, WE ALL HAVE

RIGHT TO BE VERY, VERY

SCARED.

George: THE I.R.S. SENT

OUT QUESTIONNAIRES, WANTING

TO KNOW WHAT BOOKS PEOPLE

READ, AND SOME WERE ASKED TO

GIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR

PRAYERS.

WHO ORDERED THE I.R.S. TO

TARGET TEA PARTY AND

CONSERVATIVE GROUPS?

I THINK WE'RE JUST

STARTING TO GET INTO WHERE

THIS ORIGINATED, AND WHO

KNEW WHAT WHEN, AND I

BELIEVE LIKE WATERGATE, THIS

IS IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE A

SCANDAL THAT WILL CONTINUE

TO DRIP, AND WE'RE GOING TO

LEARN MORE AS TIME GOES ON.

George: GEORGE THOMAS,

CBN NEWS.

Mark: WE HAVE THE

FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF

LESS GOVERNMENT.

SETON, WHAT IS THE GOAL OF

THE I.R.S. SCANDAL?

IT IS TO GET TO THE

TRUTH.

WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT THE

I.R.S. WAS DOING, AND WHO

WAS PLACING THE ORDERS FOR

THIS INTIMIDATION TACTICS,

THESE INVESTIGATORY

TACTICS.

WE NEED TO KNOW WHO HAS

ORDERED THIS.

I MEAN, IT IS STRANGE THAT

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS HE

LEARNED ABOUT THIS ON THE

NEWS, WHEN HIS

CHIEF-OF-STAFF KNEW ABOUT

IT.

IF HIS CHIEF-OF-STAFF KNEW

ABOUT IT -- REMEMBER, WE

DIDN'T LEARN HIS

CHIEF-OF-STAFF KNEW ABOUT IT

UNTIL THREE OR FOUR LIES

DOWN THE ROAD.

FIRST IT WAS LOW-LEVEL

STAFFERS IN CINCINNATI, AND

THEN WE FOUND OUT IT WAS

CALIFORNIA AND D.K..

D.C.

AND LOIS LEARNER SAID SHE

WAS NEVER INVOLVED AND

PLEADED THE FIFTH, THEN WE

SAW HER SIGNATURE OF FIVE

LETTERS THAT JAY SECULO

HAD.

AND WE LEARNED THAT WITH

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

CHIEF-OF-STAFF.

Mark: THE NEW AD CLAIMS

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

TRIES TO INTIMIDATE AND

SILENCE THOSE WHO RAISE

QUESTIONS.

DO YOU THINK THAT'S THE

CASE?

ABSOLUTELY.

IF YOU CAN'T GET YOUR 501C 4

APPROVED, YOU CAN'T RAISE

YOUR VOICE TO EXPRESS YOUR

OPINION AND HOPEFULLY AFFECT

CHANGE IN THE COUNTRY.

IF YOU CAN'T GET APPROVED TO

DO THIS, AND SOME OF THESE

GROUPS HAVE BEEN WAITING

LONGER THAN THREE YEARS,

THEN YOU CAN'T DO WHAT 501

C4s DO.

BARACK OBAMA HAS THAT, AND

HE HAD NO PROBLEM

TRANSITIONING FROM -- I

FORGET THE NAME, BUT IT

STILL BARACK OBAMA.

BARACK OBAMA'S HALF-BROTHER

GOT THE APPROVAL SIGNED BY

LOIS LEARNER HERSELF IN LESS

THAN A MONTH, AND

RETROACTIVELY APPLIED

BECAUSE HE WAS ILLEGALLY

RAISING MONEY, TOO FAR

ALONG, AND FINALLY APPLIED

FOR THE APPROVAL AND GOT IT

IN A MONTH.

IT IS INTENTIONAL TARGETING

OF CONSERVATIVE AND TEA

PARTY GROUPS.

Mark: AND LET'S TALK A

LITTLE MORE ABOUT THAT.

DO YOU THINK THE PROBLEMS AT

THE I.R.S. POINT TO BIGGER

PROBLEMS IN THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION?

WELL, THERE ARE SO MANY

DIFFERENT SCANDALS THAT ALL

HAVE THE SAME UNDERLYING

THEME, WHICH IS PUNISH YOUR

ENEMIES AND REWARD YOUR

FRIENDS.

YOU'VE GOT THE I.R.S.

AND YOU'VE GOT THE

A.P./JAMES ROSEN THING,

WHERE THEY'RE GOING AFTER

REPORTERS TO SILENCE THEM.

YOU'VE GOT LITTLE TINY ONES,

IN COMPARISON, LIKE THE

E.P.A., WHEN YOU FILE A

FREEDOM INFORMATION REQUEST,

AND YOU'RE A LEFTEST GROUP,

YOU GET QUICKLY RESPONDED

TO, AND THEY WAIVE YOUR

FEE.

IF YOU'RE A CONSERVATIVE

GROUP, THEY STONE WALL YOU,

DON'T ANSWER YOU, AND CHARGE

YOU IF AND WHEN THEY

ACTUALLY DO.

PUNISH YOUR ENEMIES AND

REWARD YOUR FRIENDS.

Mark: THANKS FOR YOUR

INSIGHTS.

ALWAYS A PLEASURE.

ALWAYS A PLEASURE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Wendy: ATTORNEY-GENERAL

ERIC HOLDER IS BEING TIED

DIRECTLY TO THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION'S TARGETING

OF A NEWS REPORTER.

HOLDER PERSONALLY SIGNED OFF

ON A WARRANT TO SEARCH THE

E-MAILS OF FOX REPORTS JAMES

ROS EN.

IT LABELLED HIM AS A

CO-CONSPIRATOR IN AN

INVESTIGATION OF A

GOVERNMENT LEAK.

SOME HAVE CALLED FOR ERIC

HOLDER TO RESIGN.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS ASKING

HIM TO INVESTIGATE THE VERY

SCANDAL THAT HE IS INVOLVED

IN, A MOVE MANY ARE

QUESTIONING.

WITH ERIC HOLDER, I THINK

ONE OF THE THINGS THE PRESS

HASN'T REALLY UNDERLINED YET

IS THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE

ATTORNEY-GENERAL HAS A BAD

HABIT OF LYING TO CONGRESS

OR MISLEADING CONGRESS, OR

FAILING TO SUPPLY CONGRESS

WITH THE INFORMATION IT IS

ASKING FOR.

WITH THAT KIND OF A RECORD,

MORE THAN OTHER

ATTORNEY-GENERALS, THIS IS

NOT SOMEBODY WHO SHOULD BE

INVESTIGATING HIS OWN

DEPARTMENT.

Wendy: AND FOR MORE OF

THAT INTERVIEW, YOU CAN

VISIT OUR WEBSITE, CBN

NEWS.COM.

MICHELE BACHMANN WILL NOT

RUN FOR ANOTHER TERM.

SHE IS A TEA PARTY FAVORITE

WHO RAN FOR THE REPUBLICAN

PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION LAST

YEAR.

AFTER THE COMPLETION OF

MY TERM, MY FUTURE IS FULL.

IT IS LIMITLESS, AND MY

PASSION FOR AMERICA WILL

REMAIN.

I WANT YOU TO BE ASSURED

THAT THERE IS NO FUTURE

OPTION OR OPPORTUNITY, BE IT

DIRECTLY IN THE POLITICAL

ARENA, OR OTHERWISE, THAT I

WON'T BE GIVING SERIOUS

CONSIDERATION, IF IT CAN

HELP SAVE AND PROTECT OUR

GREAT NATION FOR FUTURE

GENERATIONS.

Mark: SHE SAYS HER

DECISION WAS NOT BASED ON

CONCERNS ABOUT A TOUGH

RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN IN

2014.

NOR ABOUT INQUIRIES INTO HER

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN LAST

YEAR.

INSTEAD, SHE SAYS EIGHT

YEARS IS LONG ENOUGH TO

SERVE IN THE HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES.

SHE ONCE TOLD CBN NEWS THAT

HER GREATEST DESIRE IS TO

PLEASE GOD.

IT BRINGS TEARS TO MY

EYES THAT WHEN WE COME TO

THE END OF OUR DAYS, WE WANT

TO KNOW THAT ON OUR DEATH

BED THAT THE LORD WILL SAY

TO US, WELL DONE, MY GOOD

AND FAITHFUL SERVANT.

I THANK GOD THAT I HAVE

RECEIVED HIS GRACE, AND THAT

HE HAS FORGIVEN ME OF MY

SINS, AND MADE A WAY FOR MY

SALVATION.

I PRAY FOR THE TIME THAT I

HAVE LEFT, THAT I WILL

FAITHFULLY SERVE HIM UNTIL

THAT DAY.

Mark: AMEN.

MICHELE BACHMANN SAYS HE

WILL USE HER REMAINING 18

MONTHS IN THE HOUSE TO FIGHT

FOR THE CONSERVATIVE CAUSE.

Wendy: SO INSPIRING.

ANOTHER ROUND IN THE LEGAL

BATTLE OVER BIBLE BANNERS AT

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMES

IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

A DISTRICT JUDGE HAD RULED

THAT THE BANNERS DECORATED

WITH BIBLE VERSES ARE NOT

FORBIDDEN BY THE U.S.

CONSTITUTION, BUT THE KOONTS

SCHOOL DISTRICT IS APPEALING

THAT DECISION.

THEY WANT TO KNOW IF THEY

HAVE A FREE SPEECH RIGHT TO

INCLUDE THE MESSAGES ON THE

BANNERS.

THEY SAY THE ORIGINAL RULING

DID NOT MAKE THAT CLEAR.

RELIGIOUS LEADERS IN NEW

YORK CITY SCORED A POLITICAL

VICTORY IN THEIR ONGOING

FIGHT TO HOLD SERVICES

INSIDE CITY BUILDINGS.

THEY ENCOURAGED THE STATE

LEGISLATURE TO TAKE A VOTE

TO ALLOW FAITH-BASED

INSTITUTIONS TO RENT THE

SPACE.

IT PASSED BY 38 TO 11.

A PASTOR SAID, QUOTE,"WE

LOVE OUR CITY, WE LOVE OUR

MAYOR AND CHANCE LOWER, AND

WE LOVE THOSE WHO HAVE

OPPOSED US."

FREEDOM TO WORSHIP

LEGISLATION PASSED IN THE

STATE SENATE LAST YEAR, BUT

IT WAS HELD UP IN THE STATE

ASSEMBLY.

Mark: THE CYBERWAR

BETWEEN THE U.S. AND CHINA

IS INTENSIFYING.

CHINESE HACKERS HAVE

ACCESSED DESIGNS FOR SOME OF

THE NATION'S MOST ADVANCED

WEAPONS.

U.S. OFFICIALS ARE CALLING

IT A STAGGERING SECURITY

BREACH.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM REPORTS.

Reporter: THE CYBERWAR

WITH CHINA IS BEING CALLED

THE GREATEST NATIONAL

SECURITY CHALLENGE FACING

THE U.S.

NOW, AFTER MONTHS OF

COMPUTER SECURITY BREACHES,

INVOLVING CHINESE HACKERS,

OFFICIALS SAY THE BLUEPRINTS

OF AT LEAST 29 CRITICAL U.S.

WEAPONS SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN

COMPRISED.

THAT INCLUDES THE BLACKHAWK

HELICOPTER, THE NAVY'S

MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM, AND

EVEN THIS STATE-OF-THE-ART

F-35 JET FIGHTER.

IT TRACKS REALLY NICELY

WITH CHINESE MILITARY

PRIORITIES.

HOW DO YOU BEAT U.S. AIR

DEFENCES.

HOW DO YOU LET CHINA ATTACK

OUR CARRIERS.

HOW DO YOU PRESERVE CHINA'S

IBCMs FROM THE MISSILE

DEFENSE.

HOW DO YOU GET ADVANTAGE IN

THE AIR AND IN THE SEA.

Reporter: A PENTAGON

STUDY PUBLISHED BY THE

"WASHINGTON POST" SAYS THE

U.S. SUSTAINED STAGGERING

LOSSES.

THEY HAVE CALLED ON CHINA TO

STOP CYBERTHET.

CYBERTHEFT.

THEY BELIEVE IT IS

AUTHORIZED BY THE HIGHEST

LEVELS OF CHINESE MILITARY.

THAT REALLY NARROWS THE

GAP AND SHAVES THE ODDS IN

CHINA'S DIRECTION.

WE STILL ARE MILITARILY

SUPERIOR, NO DOUBT ABOUT

THAT, BUT WE'RE NOT AS

SUPERIOR AS WE WERE BEFORE

ALL OF THIS HAPPENED.

SO SOME SERIOUS RISK AS A

RESULT OF THESE CHINESE

SUCCESSES.

DEFENSE SUCCESS CHUCK

HAGEL IS HEADING TO

SOUTHEAST ASIA TO DISCUSS

CYBERSECURITY, AND PRESIDENT

OBAMA IS EXPECTED TO RAISE

THE ISSUE WITH CHINA'S

LEADER NEXT MONTH.

WE'RE GOING TO DO IT

THROUGH DIPLOMATIC CHANNELS

AND BE VERY CONSISTENT.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: COMING UP, WE'RE

IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR THE

RETURN OF "SUPERBOOK."

Mark: AND EXTREME

WEATHER OUTBREAK CONTINUES

TO SWEEP ACROSS AMERICA.

TONIGHT FORECASTERS SAY THE

ATMOSPHERE IS PRIMED FOR

MORE VIOLENT STORMS IN

KANSAS, NEBRASKA, AND PARTS

OF OKLAHOMA STILL RECOVERING

FROM LAST WEEK'S DEADLY

EF5.

FROM TEXAS TO MICHIGAN,

OVERNIGHT, THERE WERE AT

LEAST 20 REPORTS OF

TORNADOES.

MEANWHILE, RAIN CONTINUES TO

CAUSE FLOODING IN PARTS OF

IOWA.

WE KNEW WE COULDN'T GET

OUT BECAUSE THE ROAD WAS

GONE.

IF WE TRIED, WE PROBABLY

WOULD HAVE ENDED UP PART OF

THE LAKE.

Mark: ON TOP OF ALL OF

THAT, DRY CONDITIONS AND

HIGH WINDS ARE FUELING

BRUSHFIRES IN CALIFORNIA.

Wendy: TURNING

OVERSEAS, AFTER 20 YEARS,

NEW EPISODES OF CBN'S

"SUPERBOOK" RECENTLY

PREMIERED IN THE

PHILIPPINES.

IT AIMS TO TEACH CHILDREN

BIBLICAL VALUES, JUST LIKE

THE ORIGINAL SERIES DID FOR

THEIR PARENTS.

Reporter: THE

PHILIPPINE PRESS AND

MINISTRY PARTNERS, WHO ARE

ALSO "SUPERBOOK" FANS,

FLOCKED TO THE CINEMA

SCREENING OF ITS NEW

EDITION.

THIS WAS THE FIRST OF MANY

ACTIVITIES FOR THE DAY-LONG

LAUNCH OF "SUPERBOOK" IN THE

PHILIPPINES.

VIEWERS WERE IMPRESSED WITH

THE STATE-OF-THE-ART

ANIMATION, AND SOME WERE

NOSTALGIC, SEEING THEIR

FAVORITE CARTOON RETURN

AFTER MORE THAN 20 YEARS.

I CRIED.

I LOVE IT.

THE PARTING OF THE RED SEA,

I WAS THINKING, THAT'S OUR

GOD, AND HE IS THE SAME GOD

YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND EVER.

THE SAME GOD WHO PARTED THAT

RED SEA IS THE SAME GOD WHO

IS WITH ME.

Reporter: ENERGY IS

RUNNING HIGH IN THE SUPER

LAUNCH OF THE "SUPERBOOK."

IT IS HAPPENING AT ONE OF

THE POPULAR MALLS AND

MANILA.

MOST PARENTS WHO CAME HERE

WERE MEMBERS OF THE

"SUPERBOOK" CLUB TWO DECADES

AGO, AND TODAY THEY BROUGHT

THEIR CHILDREN TO PASS ON

THE LEGACY OF GROWING UP IN

THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD'S WORD

THROUGH THE ANIMATED SERIES

OF "SUPERBOOK."

CELEBRITIES WHO VOLUNTEERED

TO BE PART OF THE SHOW ALL

GREW UP WATCHING

"SUPERBOOK."

THEY SAY THIS WAS THEIR WAY

OF SHOWING GRATITUDE TO THE

CARTOON THAT TAUGHT THEM

BIBLICAL VALUES.

ALL OF THE LESSONS YOU

CAN GET FROM THE BIBLE, IT

WAS YOU REALLY STILL IN MY

LIFE, FROM WATCHING THESE

CARTOONS.

AND SIMPLE STUFF LIKE BEING

HONEST, RESPECTING YOUR

PARENTS.

Reporter: THIS

VENTRILOQUIST TOLD US THAT

"SUPERBOOK" INFLUENCED HIS

DESIRE TO GO INTO MINISTRY.

I'VE BEEN A PUPPETEER

SINCE I WAS 12.

WATCHING AN ANIMATED SHOW

HELPS YOU IMAGINE.

WHEN IT IS LEARNING THROUGH

HAVING FUN AND WATCHING A

FUN SHOW, LIKE "SUPERBOOK,"

THEY'RE REALLY GOING TO

LEARN A LOT.

Reporter: SEEING THE

FRUIT IN THE LIVES OF THE

CLASSIC "SUPERBOOK"

FOLLOWERS PAINTS A BRIGHT

FUTURE FOR THE COMMON

GENERATION.

THE PICTURE THAT COMES TO

MIND IS THE SHIELD.

THE "SUPERBOOK" HAS SUCH

VALUE AND WITH SUCH

LIFE-CHANGING MESSAGES.

THIS WILL PROTECT THE

CHILDREN FROM ALL OF THE

NEGATIVE STUFF THAT ARE ON

TV AND THAT IS OUT THERE

RIGHT NOW.

Reporter: "SUPERBOOK"

REMATC RE IMAGINED, AND IN

THE PHILIPPINE LANGUAGE,

AIRS ON ONE OF THE LARGEST

NETWORKS.

CBN NEWS, MANILA.

Mark: UP NEXT, CUTTING

THE COST OF COLLEGE.

FIND OUT WHAT THE FUTURE MAY

HOLD FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.

Mark: GOING TO COLLEGE

COSTS BIG.

THE AVERAGE STUDENT

GRADUATES WITH WELL OVER

$20,000 IN DEBT.

Wendy: BUT SOON IT

COULD BE EASIER AND CHEAPER

FOR ANYONE TO GET A HIGHER

EDUCATION.

HEATHER CELLS EXPLAINS.

Reporter: LIKE MANY OF

HER GENERATION, LILA MILLS

HEADS TO COLLEGE ARMED WITH

THE LATEST WAYS TO SAVE.

SHE STARTED BY TAKING

COLLEGE CREDIT COURSES WHILE

STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL.

TODAY SHE LIVES AT HOME, HAS

A JOB, AND IS ALREADY PAYING

ON HER STUDENT LOANS.

I'VE BEEN TOLD BY OTHER

PEOPLE YOU COME OUT OF

COLLEGE WITH DEBT.

SO I JUST ACCEPTED IT, AND I

PUT IN MY MIND IT IS GOING

TO TAKE ME 10 YEARS TO PAY

OFF THIS DEBT.

Reporter: WHILE MILLS

IS OPTMISTIC, SHE AND HER

PEERS STILL FACE AN UPHILL

BATTLE.

IN THE LAST 25 YEARS,

COLLEGE TUITION HAS RISEN

MORE THAN 400%.

NATIONALLY, THE AVERAGE

STUDENT GRADUATES WITH WELL

OVER $20,000 IN DEBT.

COMBINE THAT WITH A TOUGH

ECONOMY AND POOR JOB

PROSPECTS, AND IT CREATES A

PERFECT STORM.

FOR PARENTS, EVEN THOSE WITH

DUEL INCOMES, THERE IS

PLENTY TO WORRY ABOUT.

I'VE GOT BACK-TO-BACK

KIDS GOING INTO COLLEGE.

WE'VE BEEN THROUGH ECONOMIC

HARD TIMES.

WE USED A LOT OF OUR SAVINGS

TO GET THROUGH THAT.

SO NOW PAYING FOR COLLEGE

HERE IN TWO YEARS IS A

DEFINITE CONCERN.

Reporter: THAT CONCERN

STRETCHES TO MANY COLLEGE

CAMPUSES, WHERE

ADMINISTRATORS ARE TRYING TO

CUT COSTS, KEEP QUALITY

HIGH, AND COMPETE WITH A NEW

ARRAY OF ONLINE OFFERINGS.

IN THIS CURRENT EDUCATIONAL

CLIMATE, MANY UNIVERSITIES

ARE FACING A CLOUDY FUTURE.

IN FACT, ANALYSTS LIKE

NATHAN HARDEN SAY HALF WILL

NOT MAKE IT.

I THINK A LOT OF

UNIVERSITIES POTENTIALLY

MIGHT FIND THEMSELVES HAVING

TROUBLE ATTACKING ENOUGH

STUDENTS TO KEEP GOING.

Reporter: IN HIS

ARTICLE, "THE END THE

UNIVERSITY AS WE KNOW IT,"

HARDEN PREDICTS DRAMATIC

CHANGES AND THE NEXT 50

YEARS.

A FUTURE WHERE ONLY ELITE

AND FLAGSHIP STATE SCHOOLS

SURVIVE.

IT INCLUDES THE DECLINE OF

RESIDENTIAL CAMPUSES, FREE

ONLINE ACCESS TO A COLLEGE

EDUCATION FOR ALL, AND THE

CLOSURE OF ROUGHLY HALF OF

THE COUNTRY'S 4500 YMPTS.

4500 UNIVERSITIES.

IT IS A LANDSCAPE THAT

REGENT UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT

CARLOS CAMPO SAYS MUST BE

NAVIGATED WITH CARE.

IS NATHAN HARDEN RIGHT,

THAT TUITION-DRIVEN SCHOOLS

WILL FAIL IN THE 50 YEARS?

YES.

I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO SEE

THAT STUDENTS ARE THINKING,

THIS SCHOOL ISN'T

WELL-RESOURCED.

IT IS QUITE CLEAR THEIR

GRADUATES AREN'T DOING WELL

IN THE MARKETPLACE.

HOW CAN I INVEST IN THIS

EDUCATION.

Reporter: IN TODAY'S

ENVIRONMENT, CAMPO SAYS

UNIVERSITIES MUST KNOW WHO

THEY ARE AND CREATE ONLINE

OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS.

THERE ARE GREAT CASES TO

BE MADE FOR ONLINE

EDUCATION.

Reporter: STILL, CAMPO

BELIEVES THE RESIDENTIAL

EXPERIENCE IS HERE TO STAY.

THERE IS SOMETHING

DIFFERENT ABOUT THE

INTERACTION THAT HAPPENS,

THE GROWTH THAT HAPPENS IN

THE STUDENT BODY AS THEY

INTERACT WITH THEIR PEERS,

FACULTY AND STAFF.

Reporter: PERHAPS THE

CLEAREST SIGN OF CHANGE IS

ELITE UNIVERSITIES LIKE

HARVARD AND M.I.T. OFFERING

WHAT ARE KNOWN AS MASSIVE

OPEN ONLINE COURSES, OR

MUCS, THEY'RE OPEN TO

ANYONE, ANYWHERE.

THE BIG STIGMA IS THAT

ONLINE EDUCATION HAS BEEN

RESPECTED AS BEING ON PAR

WITH IN-CLASS EXPERIENCE.

Reporter: ULTIMATELY,

HARDEN BELIEVES THAT

THOUSANDS OF PROFESSORS WILL

LOSE THEIR JOBS AS ONLINE

EDUCATION EFFICIENTLY

DELIVERS CONTENT.

FOR NOW, MANY KINKS REMAIN.

THERE IS NO DEGREE CREATE

ATTACKED TO MOCS, LIKE

HARVARD'S.

AND IN THE CURRENT ONLINE

UNIVERSE, THERE IS A WEALTH

OF OPTIONS TO CONSIDER.

STUDENTS MUST KNOW WHAT THEY

WANT AND CONSIDER WHAT SKILL

SETS EMPLOYERS WANT.

TELL ME THE ONLINE

EDUCATOR YOU'RE CONSIDERING,

WHAT ARE THEIR GRADUATE

RATES?

WHAT ARE THEIR STUDENTS

DOING TWO YEARS AFTER THEY

GRADUATE, FIVE, OR 10?

Reporter: ONE BRIGHT

SPOT FOR STUDENTS MOVED TO

DRAMATICALLY LOWER TUITION.

IN TEXAS, THEY'RE CALLING IT

THE 10K REVOLUTION, THAT IS

10K FOR A FOUR-YEAR DEGREE.

WE HAVE ALWAYS HEARD,

LET'S RAISE TAXES OR LOWER

THE INTEREST RATES ON

STUDENT LOANS.

INSTEAD NOW, FOR THE FIRST

TIME, WE'RE LOWERING THE

COST OF COLLEGE.

Reporter: SOME TEXAS

AND FLORIDA UNIVERSITIES

HAVE ALREADY BEGUN TO OFFER

SUCH DEGREES, WHICH USUALLY

START IN HIGH SCHOOL WITH

DUAL CREDIT CLASSES, AND

THEY TYPICALLY OFFER

WEB-BASED INSTRUCTION TO

GLEAN SAVINGS.

TECHNOLOGY PAVING THE WAY

FOR DRAMATIC TUITION CUTS.

LILA MILLS HAS ALREADY TAKEN

ADVANTAGE, TAKING ONLINE

CLASSES TO SAVE TIME AND

MONEY.

IT IS ONE MORE INDICATION

THAT FUNDAMENTAL CHANGES ARE

ALREADY UNDER WAY.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: UP NEXT, TOWING

THE LINE FOR CHARITY.

ONE MAN'S REQUEST TO RAISE

$80,000 FOR FAMILIES WITHOUT

HOMES.

POSITIV

Wendy: A 49-YEAR-OLD

MICHIGAN MAN IS MAKING A

DIFFERENCE ONE STROKE AT A

TIME.

Mark: ALL WHILE PULLING

ONE TON OF BRICKS BEHIND

HIM.

HE TRAINED TO PULL FOUR

10-FOOT DINGHIES EACH FILLED

WITH 500 POUNDS OF BRICKS.

HE WILL PULL THE BRICKS WITH

HIS PARTNERSHIP FOR HABITAT

FOR HUMANITY.

THEY'RE RAISING MONEY FOR

FAMILIES TO BUILD THEIR OWN

HOMES.

THE BRICKS ARE SYMBOLIC

BECAUSE THAT PAIN IS

SYMBOLIC OF THE PAIN FELT

PI BY MICHIGAN FAMILIES

TRYING TO KEEP THEIR HEADS

ABOVE WATER.

TOGETHER WE CAN BE THE

BRICKS THAT REBUILD LIVES

AND REBUILD THIS GREAT

STATE.

Mark: THE ULTRA

MARATHONER WILL SWIM THE

22 MILES ACROSS ST. CLAIRE,

A MILE FURTHER THAN SWIMMING

THE ENGLISH CHANNEL.

Wendy: MY BACK HURT

WATCHING THAT.

HE MUST HAVE A REALLY STRONG

BACK.

Mark: I WOULD SAY SO.

Wendy: AND STRONG

EVERYTHING.

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