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CBN NewsWatch: June 10, 2013

On Newswatch, June 10: NSA surveillance whistleblower speaks out, Memo cites string of State Dept. criminal cover-ups, and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," PROTECTION

VERSUS PRIVACY.

IT HAS SOME SPEAKING OUT ON

HOW THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN

MONITORING AMERICANS.

Wendy: PLUS, WHAT THE

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT WILL

REALLY MEAN FOR AMERICANS.

Mark: AND SANDRA

BULLOCK LATER IN THE

BLINDSIDE, AND NOW LEIGH

ANNE TUOHY PLAYS HERSELF ON

REALITY TV.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

THE NUMBER TWO REPUBLICAN IN

THE HOUSE SAYS CONGRESS

WANTS MORE ANSWERS FROM THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AFTER

LEAKS ABOUT GOVERNMENT

SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMS.

Mark: THE MAN BEHIND

THOSE LEAKS REVEALED HIMSELF

ON SUNDAY.

HE IS 29-YEAR-OLD EDWARD

SNOWDEN, A GOVERNMENT

CONTRACTOR.

Wendy: HE RISKED

DECADES BEHIND BARS BY

LEAKING THE INFORMATION.

HEATHER CELLS HAS MORE.

EVEN IF YOUR NOT DOING

ANYTHING WRONG, YOU'RE BEING

WATCHED AND RECORDED.

Reporter: DURING AN

INTERVIEW WITH THE GUARDIAN

NEWSPAPER, EDWARD SNOWDEN

SAYS HE WITNESSED

SURVEILLANCE AND INNOCENT

AMERICANS.

I, SITTING AT MY DESK,

CERTAINLY HAD THE AUTHORITY

TO WIRETAP ANYONE.

FROM YOU TO YOUR EVEN YOUR

ACCOUNTANT.

Reporter: HE EXPOSED

TWO SECRET U.S. PROGRAMS,

ONE THAT COLLECTS THE PHONE

RECORDS OF AMERICANS, AND

ONE THAT TAPS INTO U.S.

COMPANIES TO MONITOR

OVERSEAS E-MAILS.

THE PRESIDENT SAYS THAT

CONGRESS AUTHORIZED THE

PROGRAMS, AND A SECRET COURT

OVERSEES THEM.

THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL

INTELLIGENCE SAYS THEY DO

NOT TARGET U.S. CITIZENS.

BUT SNOWDEN SAYS THE

PROGRAMS ARE RIPE FOR ABUSE

AND WANTS THE PUBLIC TO

KNOW.

WHEN YOU ARE SUBVERTING

THE POWER OF GOVERNMENT,

THAT'S A FUNDAMENTALLY

DANGEROUS THING TO

DEMOCRACY.

Reporter: BUT THE

GOVERNMENT SAYS SNOWDEN IS

DANGEROUS, AND THE JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT HAS LAUNCHED A

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION.

IT IS DANGEROUS FOR

NATIONAL SECURITY, AND IT

VIOLATES THE OATH WHICH THAT

PERSON TOOK.

I ABSOLUTELY THINK THEY

SHOULD BE PROSECUTED.

Reporter: FOR NOW,

SNOWDEN HAS TAKEN REFUGE IN

HONG KONG, WHERE HE FACES

POSSIBLE EXTRADITION AND

YEARS IN PRISON.

YOU CAN'T COME FORWARD

AGAINST THE WORLD'S MOST

POWERFUL INTELLIGENCE

AGENCIES AND BE COMPLETELY

FREE FROM RISK BECAUSE THEY

ARE SUCH POWERFUL

ADVERSARIES, NO ONE CAN

MEANINGFULLY OPPOSE THEM.

Reporter: HEATHER

CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: WOW!

SUPPORTERS OF SNOWDEN ARE

ALREADY HAVING THE WHITE

HOUSE TO PARDON HIM FOR ANY

CRIMES HE MAY HAVE

COMMITTED, CALLING HIM A

NATIONAL HERO.

TENS OF THOUSANDS HAVE

ALREADY SIGNED AN ONLINE

PETITION.

Mark: A NEW REPORT

SUGGESTS THE STATE

DEPARTMENT MAY HAVE COVERED

UP MANY KINDS OF ILLEGAL

BEHAVIOR.

CBN NEWS HAS UNCOVERED A

MEMO THAT CITES EIGHT

SPECIFIC EXAMPLES OF

MISCONDUCT.

INCLUDING ALLEGATIONS THAT

OFFICIALS WERE INVOLVED IN

SEXUAL ASSAULTS, UNDERGROUND

DRUG RINGS, AND ENGAGED

PROSTITUTES.

OTHER ALLEGATIONS INCLUDE

REPORTS OF INVESTIGATORS

BEING TOLD TO STOP PROBING

CERTAIN CASES INVOLVING

HIGH-RANKING STATE

DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS OR

AMBASSADORS.

Wendy: OREGON COULD

BECOME A MA MAGNET STATE

FOR SEX TRAFFICKING.

A BILL WILL MAKE TRAFFICKING

CHILDREN A MISDEMEANOR

RATHER THAN A FELONY.

ANTITRAFFICKING ADVOCATES

FEAR A LESSER PENALTY IN

OREGON WILL MAKE IT A

TRAFFICKING DESTINATION.

THE BILLS SUPPORTERS SAY A

FELONY IS TOO HARSH A

PUNISHMENT FOR THOSE WHO

INADVERTENTLY HIRE A CHILD

PROSTITUTE.

Mark: THE NUMBER OF

HOME-SCHOOLED CHILDREN IN

THIS COUNTRY HAS INCREASED

BY 75% SINCE 1999.

A REPORT FOUND IN EDUCATION

NEWS THAT IS A GROWING

NUMBER OF PARENTS ARE

REJECTING PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

RESEARCHERS ALSO SAY THE

NUMBER OF PRIMARY-AGED

HOME-SCHOOLED KIDS IS

GROWING SEVEN TIMES FASTER

THAN PUBLIC SCHOOL KIDS.

DR. BRIAN RAE OF THE

NATIONAL HOME EDUCATION

RESEARCH INSTITUTE SAYS THE

INCREASE IS PARTLY BECAUSE

THE LARGE NUMBER OF CHILDREN

HOME-SCHOOLED IN THE 1990s

ARE NOW HOME-SCHOOLING THEIR

OWN CHILDREN.

CURRENTLY 4% OF ALL

SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN ARE

EDUCATED AT HOME.

Wendy: STANDARD AND

POOR'S RATING SERVICES

BOOSTS ITS OUTLOOK FOR U.S.

GOVERNMENT DEBT.

THEY SAY ONE REASON IS

STABLE GOVERNMENT SPENDING

LEVELS.

THE CREDIT RATING SERVICE

ALSO SAYS THE ECONOMY HAS

STARTED TO IMPROVE, AND IS

EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ON THAT

TREND.

THEY CHANGED THEIR OUTLOOK

FROM NEGATIVE TO STABLE,

THAT MEANS IT IS NOT AS

LIKELY TO DOWNGRADE THE

COUNTRY'S DEBT IN THE NEAR

FUTURE.

S & P DOWNGRADED IT BACK IN

2011.

Mark: JOINING US BY

SKYPE IS BILL FRESNA, A

BOSTON-BASED VENTURE CAPTAIN

CAPITALIST.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

THE S & P AGENCY IS BEING

SUED BY THE JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT.

AND IN A COMMERCIAL

LITIGATION, THE SHAREHOLDERS

SOUGHT REFUNDS FOR BUYING

THE STOCK BACK WHEN THE

MARKET COLLAPSED.

A FEDERAL JUDGE RULED THAT

CLAIMS OF OBJECTIVITY AND

INDEPENDENCE ON THE PART OF

S & P WERE NOTHING BUT

COMMERCIAL PUFFERY.

AND THOSE CLAIMS WERE THEN

USED IN THE JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT SUIT TO CLAIM

THERE WAS NO BASIS FOR

FRAUD.

IN FACT, THERE IS NO REASON

WE SHOULD BELIEVE THESE

RATINGS.

Mark: THE S & P CITES

AN IMPROVING ECONOMY AS

REASON FOR A STABLE RATING.

DO YOU THINK THE ECONOMY IS

IMPROVING?

IF YOU LOOK CAREFULLY AT

THE NUMBERS, YOU'LL SEE THAT

THE LABOR PARTICIPATION RATE

IS THE LOWEST IT HAS BEEN IN

30 YEARS.

IF YOU TAKE THE U3

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, THE

ACTUALLY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

IS ACTUALLY 11.3%.

THE STOCK MARKET IS

CERTAINLY UP BECAUSE CASH

HAS NO PLACE TO GO, SEEKING

RETURN.

SO WHAT WE'RE ENJOYING AT

THIS POINT IS A SHARED

ILLUSION, HOPING THAT

REALITY FOLLOWS BEHIND IT,

AND PEOPLE FELL BETTER AND

START SPENDING.

RIGHT NOW THAT IS JUST A

DREAM.

Mark: BILL, DO YOU

THINK AMERICANS CAN BREATHE

A SIGH OF RELIEF AND SAY THE

ECONOMIC CRISIS IS OVER, OR

CAN WE EXPECT MORE TROUBLE

AHEAD?

THEY CAN TRY THE SAME

SIGH OF RELIEF THAT THE

GREEKS HAVE TRIED SIX OR

SEVEN TIMES.

WE HAVE NOTHING BUT TROUBLE

AHEAD.

NOT ONLY BECAUSE OF THE

MONETARY SITUATION, BUT

LET'S NOT FORGET THE FISCAL

SITUATION IS STILL NOT BEING

ADDRESSED.

SOCIAL SECURITY STILL IS IN

TROUBLE.

MEDICARE STILL IS IN

TROUBLE.

AND NOW WE HAVE OBAMACARE

COMING DOWN THE ROAD, WHICH

IS NOT ONLY GOING TO HAVE A

HUGE IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY,

BUT YOU'RE GOING TO SEE

COMPANIES CUTTING PAYROLL

AND HOURS, TO AVOID TRIPPING

THE THRESHOLDS UNDER WHICH

OBAMACARE IS ENFORCED.

Wendy: THE F.B.I. HAS

REMOVED MATERIAL THAT MAY BE

OFFENSIVE TO MUSLIMS FROM

ITS ANTI-TERROR TRAINING

GUIDELINES.

A REPORT FROM JUDICIAL WATCH

SHOWS MATERIALS LINKING THE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD TO

TERRORISM, OR PROFILING

TERRORISTS AT YOUNG MALE

IMMIGRANTS OF MIDDLE EASTERN

APPEARANCE ARE NOW GROUND.

THE BUREAU CALLS SUCH

REFERENCES IN SUITABLE.

AN INDEPENDENT GROUP OF

EXPERTS ON THE SUBJECT

REVIEWED THE F.B.I.'S

TRAINING CURRICULUM ON

COUNTERTERRORISM, AND THEY

RECOMMENDED THE REMOVAL OF

PRESENTATIONS AND CURRICULUM

ON ISLAM FROM F.B.I. OFFICES

AROUND THE COUNTRY.

Mark: NORTH AND SOUTH

KOREA OFFICIALS MET SUNDAY

FOR A SET OF MID-LEVEL

TALKS.

THE 17 HOURS OF NEGOTIATIONS

SET THE STAGE FOR HIGHER

LEVEL MEETINGS PLANNED FOR

WEDNESDAY IN SEOUL.

THESE WILL BE THE HIGHEST

LEVEL TALKS BETWEEN THE

NORTH AND THE SOUTH IN SIX

YEARS.

THE TWO SIDES HAVE NOT YET

AGREED ON A DETAILED AGENT,

BUT IT IS EXPECTED THEY'LL

DISCUSS RESUMING OPERATIONS

AT A JOINTLY-RUN FACTORY

NORTH OF THE BORDER, AND

REUNITING FAMILIES SEPARATED

DURING THE WAR BETWEEN THE

COUNTRIES.

THE NUCLEAR PROGRAM WILL NOT

BE ON THE TABLE.

BUT, STILL, ANALYSTS SAY

THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT STEP

FORWARD IN RELATIONS BETWEEN

THE TWO SIDES.

Wendy: IT WAS A VIOLENT

FEW DAYS IN AFGHANISTAN.

A POLISH SOLDIER WAS KILLED

IN A ROADSIDE BOMBING THIS

MORNING.

THAT AFTER TALIBAN

INSURGENTS LAUNCHED AN EARLY

MORNING ATTACK NEAR

AFGHANISTAN'S MAIN AIRPORT.

APPARENTLY THEIR TARGET WAS

NATO'S AIRPORT

HEADQUARTERS.

NO CIVILIANS WERE KILLED,

BUT HOURS OF FIGHTING LEFT

SOME OF THE TALIBAN FIGHTERS

DEAD, AND OVER THE WEEKEND,

THREE AMERICAN TROOPS WERE

KILLED IN ANOTHER ATTACK.

THIS RECENT VIOLENCE HAS

SOME QUESTIONING

AFGHANISTAN'S SECURITY AS

MOST FOREIGN TROOPS ARE SET

TO WITHDRAW NEXT YEAR.

Mark: A TOP ISRAELI

OFFICIAL WARNS IRAN IS

PLANNING ON BUILDING MORE

THAN JUST A NUCLEAR BOMB.

IT WANTS TO BUILD AN ARSENAL

OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

THEY SAID IRAN WANTS TO BE

ABLE TO EVENTUALLY PRODUCE

DOZENS OF NUCLEAR BOMBS A

YEAR.

WE ARE SPEAKING ABOUT AN

HISTORICAL GAME CHANGER.

IT IS GOING TO CHANGE THE

WORLD.

IT IS GOING TO CREATE A

DANGEROUS NEW WORLD, TOTALLY

DIFFERENT.

TOTALLY DIFFERENT THAN

TODAY.

IT IS GOING TO HAVE TERRIBLE

DRAMATIC EFFECTS, NOT JUST

ON THE MIDDLE EASTERN AND

ISRAEL, BUT THE UNITED

STATES AND BEYOND.

Mark: PRAY FOR ISRAEL.

HE SAYS WHILE INTERNATIONAL

SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN ARE

SIGNIFICANT, THE PRESSURE

THE WESTERN WORLD IS

APPLYING ON IRAN IS NOT

ENOUGH TO MAKE IT ABANDON

ITS GOALS OF A NUCLEAR

ARSENAL.

Wendy: THE SWEDISH

GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED NOT

TO DEPORT AN IRANIAN

CHRISTIAN FACING POSSIBLE

PRISON AND TORTURE IN IRAN.

JABARI WAS GIVEN PERMANENT

RESIDENCY TODAY.

THE SWEDISH GOVERNMENT HAD

PREVIOUSLY ORDERED HIM TO BE

DEPORTED, DESPITE HIS

TESTIMONY.

BUT CBN'S STORY ABOUT

JABARI'S SITUATION CHANGED

THE POLITICAL CLIMATE FOR

PEOPLE SEEKING ASYLUM IN

SWEDEN.

Mark: COMING UP UP, WE

SPEAK TO SENATOR MARCO RUBIO

ABOUT HIS PLAN FOR HEALTH

CARE IN AMERICA.

Wendy: SENATOR MARCO

RUBIO SELLS CBN NEWS HE HAS

A PLAN TO GET RID OF

OBAMACARE.

IT WOULD INVOLVE PASSING A

CONSTITUTIONAL AMOUNTMENT

BANNING ANY LAW THAT TAXES

AMERICANS WHO DON'T BUY A

GOOD OR SERVICE.

THE NEW HEALTH CARE LAW DOES

JUST THAT.

HE SAT DOWN WITH DAVID BRODY

TO EXPLAIN WHY THAT'S A

PROBLEM.

UNDER THE RULING THE

SUPREME COURT HAD, IF

TOMORROW THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT DECIDED EVERY

AMERICAN MUST HAVE A

SMARTPHONE, AND IF YOU

DON'T, WE'RE GOING TO TAX

YOU FOR NOT HAVING A

SMARTPHONE, THEY COULD DO

THAT UNDER THE LOGIC OF THIS

RULE.

SO WE ARE BASICALLY

FOLLOWING A CONSTITUTIONAL

AMENDMENT THAT YOU CAN'T

DO.

THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT COMPEL

AMERICANS TO BUY A SERVICE

OR GOOD BY PUNISHING THEM

FOR NOT DOING IT.

Wendy: IT IS CALLED

"THE RIGHT TO REFUSE"

AMENDMENT.

RUBIO BELIEVES IT WILL GAIN

SUPPORT WHEN AMERICANS

REALIZE HOW BAD OBAMACARE

IS.

YOU CAN CHECK OUT HIS BLOG,

"THE BRODY FILE," AND YOU

CAN FIND THAT AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

EVEN THOUGH THE HEALTH CARE

LAW IS SET TO TAKE EFFECT

NEXT YEAR, NEARLY HALF OF

AMERICANS DON'T EVEN KNOW IT

EXISTS.

Mark: UNBELIEVABLE.

JENNIFER WISHON LOOKS AT

WHAT WE CAN EXPECT.

Reporter: IT'S SUPPOSED

TO CREATE JOBS, PROVIDE

HEALTH INSURANCE FOR ALL

AMERICANS WHO WANT IT, AND

SAVE MONEY.

INSTEAD, THE AFFORDABLE CARE

ACT FOR MANY AMERICANS HAS

ALREADY BECOME A SOURCE OF

HEARTBURN.

THIS IS LEGISLATION THAT

WAS 2500 PAGES LONG, AND NOW

20,000 PAGES OF

LEGISLATION.

Reporter: THAT'S 17,500

PAGES OF NEW REGULATIONS

WRITTEN BY BUREAUCRATS ON

TOP OF AN ALREADY COMPLEX

LAW PASSED BY CONGRESS.

AND FOR EMPLOYERS WHO HAVE

NO CHOICE BUT TO UNDERSTAND

THE NITTY-GRITTY IN ORDER TO

MAKE DECISIONS FOR THEIR

COMPANIES, THE TASK IS

OVERWHELMING.

FOR EXAMPLE, THERE IS THE

EMPLOYER MANDATE, THE

REQUIREMENT THAT BUSINESSES

WITH 50 OR MORE FULL-TIME

EQUIVALENT EMPLOYEES PROVIDE

HEALTH INSURANCE OR PAY

PENALTIES, THAT WAS A THREE

AND A HALF PAGE PROVISION,

THAT GOT TURNED INTO A

144-PAGE REGULATION.

Reporter: ONE STUDY

PREDICTS OBAMACARE WILL PUT

MORE THAN THREE MILLION JOBS

IN JEOPARDY.

FOR NOW CONFUSION AND

UNCERTAINTY ABOUT THE LAW IS

STIFLING ECONOMIC E GROWTH.

THERE IS A LOT OF

HEARTBURN AND NERVOUSNESS

ABOUT WHAT THE INCREASED

COSTS WILL MEAN FOR THEIR

BOTTOM LINE.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA MAINTAINS THAT

AMERICANS WHO LIKE THEIR

INSURANCE PLAN CAN KEEP IT,

BUT THAT IS NOT TURNING OUT

TO BE THE CASE.

ACCORDING TO A STUDY OF

11,000 PLANS ON THE

INDIVIDUAL MARKET, LESS THAN

2% COMPLY WITH OBAMACARE.

THAT MEANS 98% OF PLANS MUST

CHANGE, OR THE PEOPLE USING

THEM MUST FIND NEW PLANS.

AND THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET

OFFICE NOW ESTIMATES

OBAMACARE WILL RESULT IN

SEVEN MILLION AMERICANS

BEING DROPPED FROM THEIR

EMPLOYERS' HEALTH PLANS, AND

FORCED INTO NEW HEALTH

EXCHANGES SET UP BY THE

LAW.

IT IS TRUE MORE AMERICANS

WILL HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE

UNDER OBAMACARE, BUT THAT

WILL LEAD TO GREATER DEMANDS

ON THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM,

AND THEREIN LIES ANOTHER

PROBLEM.

WE KNOW THE GOVERNMENT'S

OWN CHIEF ACTUARY SAYS ABOUT

15% OF HOSPITALS WILL CLOSE

BECAUSE OF THIS.

Reporter: STILL, EVEN

AFTER ALL 20,000 PAGES OF

REGULATIONS ARE IMPLEMENTED,

NOT ALL AMERICANS WILL BE

INSURED.

C.B.O. ESTIMATES BY THE YEAR

2023, 30 MILLION AMERICANS

STILL WON'T HAVE INSURANCE.

AND BY THAT TIME, AMERICA

WILL HAVE SPENT NEARLY

$2 TRILLION IMPLEMENTING THE

LAW.

WE'RE SPENDING A LOT OF

MONEY IN HELPING RELATIVELY

FEW PEOPLEMENT IN MANY WAYS,

IT PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN

SIMPLER AND CHEAPER TO GIVE

EVERYBODY MONEY TO BUY

INSURANCE.

Reporter: OBAMACARE

GIVES EXTRAORDINARY

DISCRETION TO THE SECRETARY

OF HEALTH.

IN FACT, SOME 1,000 TIMES,

THE LAW GIVES HER POWER TO

CREATE DEFINITIONS AND

REGULATIONS, AND THAT'S WHY

THE NUMBER OF PAGES IN THE

LAW KEEPS ON GROWING.

THE LAW IS SO COMPLEX SOME

WONDER IF IT CAN BE

IMPLEMENTED IN JANUARY.

SECRETARY SAVILLEIA SAYS IT

WILL, BUT THE OTHERS DOUBT

IT.

EVEN SOME DEMOCRATS WORRY IT

WILL BE TOUGH TO GET

OBAMACARE TO WORK, AND FEAR

IT COULD BECOME A POLITICAL

LIABILITY FOR THEM IN NEXT

YEAR'S ELECTIONS.

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Mark: UP NEXT, HOW A

NEW TV SHOW IS HELPING

FAMILIES DEALING WITH FOSTER

CARE.

Wendy: WELL, YOU MIGHT

REMEMBER LEIGH ANNE TUOHY.

SHE FIRST STEPPED INTO THE

SPOTLIGHT IN THE FILM "THE

BLINDSIDE."

HER FOSTER CHILD GREW UP TO

BE AN NFL STAR.

Mark: AND NOW HIS MOM

LEADS A MISSION TO TURN

FOSTER HOMES INTO FOREVER

FAMILIES.

Wendy: IN TONIGHT'S

FOCUS REPORT, EPHRAIM GRAHAM

TALKS TO LEIGH ANNE TUOHY

ABOUT HER NEW FAMILY

SERIES.

Reporter: LEIGH ANNE

TUOHY IS A CLASSY, NO

NONSENSE BALL OF ENERGY WHO

DOESN'T HOLD HER TONGUE.

I TOLD SOMEONE THIS

WEEKEND, I'M NOT SURE WHO

YOU THINK YOU ARE, BUT

YOU'RE NOT VERY IMPORTANT.

YOU COOK.

YOU NEED TO REALIZE YOU'RE

JUST A COOK AND MOVE ON.

AND THEY'RE A WELL-KNOWN

COOK, BUT IT WAS IN SENSED

AT THE WAY THEY WERE

TREATING SOMEONE.

DADDY HAS BEEN GONE FIVE

YEARS.

TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, YOU

WERE AT THE FUNERAL.

Reporter: ACTRESS

SANDRA BULLOCK BROUGHT THAT

BIG IMPORTANT TO THE BIG

SCREEN IN "THE BLINDSIDE"

AND WON A ACADEMY AWARD.

HER FAMILY ADOPTS A HOMELESS

17-YEAR-OLD, WHO GROWS UP TO

PLAY FOR THE BALTIMORE

RAVENS, AND EVEN WINS THE

SUPER BOWL.

IT ALL BEGINS IN 2003 WHEN

THE FAMILY DRIVES BY MICHAEL

OHER WALKING ON A MEMPHIS

STREET AND DECIDES TO TURN

AROUND.

DO YOU HAVE ANY PLACE TO

STAY TONIGHT?

DON'T YOU DARE LIE TO ME.

THE FACT WE DID TURN

AROUND, IT CHANGED OUR

LIVES, AND IT IS REALLY A

LOVE STORY.

I HOPE THAT THE LOVE STORY

CONTINUES WITH FAMILY AFTER

FAMILY AFTER FAMILY BECAUSE

THERE ARE MICHAEL OHERs

AND EVERY CITY IN THIS

COUNTRY, AND ALL THEY NEED

IS SOMEONE TO LOVE THEM.

AND THERE IS A LOT OF PEOPLE

WITH A LOT OF WORTH AND A

LOT OF VALUE, AND THEY JUST

NEED AN OPPORTUNITY.

Reporter: LEE ANNE AND

HER FAMILY ARE WORKING TO

DELIVER MORE OPPORTUNITIES.

WE HAVE ONE MORE LITTLE

SURPRISE FOR YOU.

Reporter: WITH AN

INSPIRATIONAL REALITY SERIES

CALLED "FAMILY ADDITION."

WE REALLY DON'T WANT TO

PLAY IN THAT SANDBOX.

WE'VE BEEN OFFERED EVERY TV

SHOW YOU HAVE IMAGINE.

THEY WANTED US TO RACE,

JUMP, HOP, SKIP, AND THAT'S

JUST NOT WHO WE ARE.

Reporter: LEANN CALLS

THE SHOW A PERFECT FIT FOR

HER FAMILY AND THE WORK IT

DOES WITH THE "MAKING IT

HAPPEN" FOUNDATION.

THEY WORK TO HELP FAMILIES

ON THE VERGE OF ADOPTING ONE

OR MORE OF THEIR FOSTER

CHILDREN.

I LOVE YOU, AND I'M READY

TO BE ADOPTED BY YOU BOTH.

WHEN YOU GO INTO A FAMILY

THAT IS REALLY JUST

STRETCHED AS TIGHT AS

POSSIBLE FINANCIALLY, JUST

EVERY WAY YOU CAN IMAGINE,

YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO

SOMETHING FOR THEM, THAT YOU

LEAVE A FOOTPRINT THAT YOU

WERE HERE, AND WE BELIEVE IN

YOU, AND WE THINK WHAT

YOU'RE DOING IS RIGHT.

SO EVERY EPISODE THUS FAR,

WE TRIED TO DO SOMETHING FOR

THE FAMILY, TO ENCOURAGE

THEM, TO UPLIFT THEM, TO LET

THEM KNOW YOU'RE DOING THE

RIGHT THING.

YOU'RE THE HERO.

YOU'RE THE ONE MAKING THE

DIFFERENCE IN THIS CHILD'S

LIFE.

I FEEL LIKE I'M IN

PRISON.

Reporter: TADAWN AND

JEFFREY HAVE TWO CHILDREN,

BUT STILL OPEN THEIR HOME TO

SEVEN YOUNG SIBLINGS IN

CALIFORNIA'S FOSTER CARE

CHILDREN.

THEY WERE ABANDONED AND LEFT

IN A HOTEL.

THEY ARE SOME OF THE MOST

AMAZING INDIVIDUALS I HAVE

EVER MET.

EVERY NIGHT WHEN I LAY MY

HEAD ON THE PILLOW, I SAY,

THANK YOU, GOD, FOR TADAWN

AND JEFFREY JACKSON BECAUSE

THEY HAVE STEPPED UP AND

MADE A DIFFERENCE.

THERE IS THIS MOTHER -- I'M

NOT GOING TO LIE, IF I MEET

HER, I'M GOING TO DO BODILY

HARM TO HER.

SHE CONTINUES TO BIRTH THESE

CHILDREN.

SHE IS 26 YEARS OLD.

THE LAST TWO KIDS SHE HAD,

SHE WALKED OUT OF THE

HOSPITAL AND LOOKED AT THE

LADY AT THE FRONT DESK, AND

SAID, "YOU KNOW WHO TO

CALL."

LIKE IT WAS HER LAUNDRY.

Reporter: LEIGH ANNE

TUOHY IS QUICK TO POINT OUT

THAT THE FOSTER CARE PICTURE

CAN BE PAINFUL AND

FRUSTRATEING. FRUSTRATING.

THERE IS NO ONE WALKING

THE STREETS THAT HAD IT ANY

TOUGHER THAN MY SON,

NOBODY.

HE WAS IN 20 PLUS FOSTER

HOMES.

HE WAS ONE OF 13 KIDS.

IT WAS AS BAD AS BAD CAN

GET.

IF SOMEONE LIKE HIM, WHEN

YOU INVEST THE TIME AND YOU

LOVE THEM, BECOMES SO WIDELY

SUCCESSFUL, CAN YOU IMAGINE

WHO FALLS THROUGH THE CRACKS

AND DOESN'T GET HELP.

AND THAT KEEPS YOU UP AT

NIGHT.

Reporter: SHE SAYS

FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION ARE

SIGNIFICANT ISSUES IN

AMERICA, BUT THEY ARE

MANAGEABLE, AND SHE HOPES

HER SERIES WILL INSPIRE

PEOPLE TO GET INVOLVED.

SOMEBODY HAS TO BE THE

VOICE OF THE KIDS.

DO WE THINK THAT GOD

BESTOWED THAT MESSAGE ON

US?

A LITTLE BIT.

HE USES SIMPLE PEOPLE TO

TELL STORIES.

AND HE USED OUR FAMILY, WHO

WERE JUST SIMPLE, EVERYDAY,

ORDINARY PEOPLE TO TELL A

STORY.

NOT EVERYONE CAN GO OUT AND

ADOPT A 6' 6"

AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAN.

HE IS A LOT HARDER TO FIND

CLOTHES FOR, BUT WE CAN ALL

DO SOMETHING.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS, NEW YORK.

Wendy: UP NEXT, A TOP

SELLING AUTHOR CHALLENGES

GRADUATES.

E .

Wendy: AND FINALLY,

CHERYL SANBURG IS A WIFE AND

MOTHER, BUT SHE IS ALSO A

SUCCESS Facebook SECRETARY

AND A BEST-SELLING AUTHOR.

Mark: OVER THE WEEKEND

SHE TOOK HER MESSAGE TO

DIRECTLY TO HIGH SCHOOL

GRADUATES.

SHE CALLED ON STUDENTS TODAY

TO BE THE LEAN-END

GENERATION, NOT FEARING

SUCCESS, AND GOING AFTER NOT

ONLY THEIR SMALL WISHES, BUT

ALSO THEIR BIG DREAMS.

GRADUATES, WITH MY

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU, ASK

YOURSELVES WHAT WOULD YOU DO

IF YOU WEREN'T AFRAID, THEN

LEAN IN AND GO DO IT.

I WOULD ACTUALLY DO A LOT

IF I WASN'T AFRAID.

VOICE MY OPINION MORE.

NOT BE INTIMIDATED WITH

OTHER PEOPLE.

Mark: SANDBURG SAYS HE

KNOWS IT CAN BE HARD TO OWN

YOUR SUCCESS, ESPECIALLY IF

IT MEANS EVERY ONE MAY NOT

LIKE YOU.

BUT SHE HOPES SHE CAN

INSPIRE A GENERATION TO DO

JUST THAT.

Wendy: I LOVE THAT,

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU

WEREN'T AFRAID.

Mark: THAT APPLIES TO

CHRISTIANS AS WELL.

Wendy: ABSOLUTELY.

I LOVE IT.

THAT'S GOING TO DO IT FOR

THIS EDITION OF

"NEWSWATCH."

Mark: YOU CAN E-MAIL US

YOUR COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS

AT newswatch@cbn.com.

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