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On Newswatch, June 19: Irate Tea Party says time to ‘audit’ the IRS; Karzai backs out of Taliban, US peace talks, and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," AUDIT THE

I.R.S.

WHY MEMBERS OF THE TEA PARTY

GATHERED IN WASHINGTON TO

PROTEST THE GOVERNMENT.

PLUS, VIOLENCE AS THE U.S.

LEADS TO PUSH FOR PEACE IN

AFGHANISTAN.

WILL TALKS WITH THE TALIBAN

HELP?

AND A WOUNDED WARRIOR

PROJECT FROM AN ACTOR WHO

PLAYED ONE ON THE BIG

SCREEN.

ALL THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE, I'M

MARK MARTIN.

AFTER SPECIAL TARGETING BY

THE I.R.S., TEA PARTY GROUPS

GATHERED ON CAPITOL HILL

TODAY TO SAY IT IS TIME FOR

AMERICANS TO TARGET THE TAX

AGENCY.

THOUSANDS RALLIED FOR AN

EVENT THEY CALLED "AUDIT THE

I.R.S.."

PAUL STRAND HAS TONIGHT'S

TOP STORY.

Reporter: CAPITOL HILL

FLOODED WITH TEA PARTY TYPES

UPSET ABOUT THE I.R.S.

TARGETING GROUPS LIKE THEIRS

FOR SPECIAL SCRUTINY IN WHAT

SOME WOULD CALL HARASSMENT.

IT WOULDN'T MATTER IF IT

WAS JUST CONSERVATIVE

GROUPS.

EVERYONE SHOULD BE CONCERNED

ABOUT IT.

BECAUSE IT TAKES AWAY OUR

LIBERTIES.

LIBERALS NEED TO START

STANDING UP BECAUSE THEY

HAVE TAKEN AWAY OUR RIGHTS

ONE AFTER ANOTHER.

WHENEVER ANY ONE OF US IS

TARGETED, WE SHOULD ALL BE

CONCERNED.

THIS SURPASSES LESTER AND

RIGHT.

Reporter: BECKY BECAME

A NEW TEA PARTY HERO WHEN

SHE WENT BEFORE CONGRESS A

FEW DAYS AGO TO SAY

WASHINGTON POLITICIANS

AREN'T IN CHARGE OF THIS

COUNTRY.

THEY HAVE FORGOTTEN OUR

PLACE.

THEY ACT LIKE LORDS OVER US

AND TREAT US LIKE WE'RE THE

SERVANTS.

Reporter: LARRY NORDBEG

SAID THE I.R.S. WRAPPED HIS

GROUP UP IN KNOTS FOR MORE

THAN TWO YEARS.

WE WERE MESSING AROUND

WITH THE I.R.S. AND

PRODUCING 500 PLUS PAGES OF

DOCUMENTS, INSTEAD OF BEING

OUT THERE EDUCATING, WHICH

IS WHAT OUR MISSION IS.

Reporter: JENNY TEA

PARTY PATRIOTS ORGANIZED

THIS RALLY.

THE CONSTITUTION IS

DESIGNED TO CONSTRAIN THE

GOVERNMENT.

THIS KNOWLEDGE IN THE HANDS

OF FREE PEOPLE IS A THREAT

TO THOSE WHO LUST FOR POWER

AND AUTHORITY.

I FEEL WHAT THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION HAS DONE IS

ESSENTIALLY MCCARTHYISM OF

THE LEFT, AND COMBINED WITH

THE MOB POLITICS OF

CHICAGO.

IF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

CAN TRACK EVERY PHONE CALL,

IF THEY CAN TRACK EVERY

INTERNET ACTIVITY YOU HAVE,

IF THEY CAN TRACK YOUR

CREDIT CARD AND TRACK YOUR

CELL PHONE, AND THE I.R.S.

CAN THEN HAVE A SOFTWARE

PACKAGE TO FOCUS THEIR

ENFORCEMENT ON THE ENEMIES

OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE

UNITED STATES, THIS BIG

BROTHER HAS GOTTEN A LOT

CREEPIER THAN GEORGE ORWELL

THOUGHT IT WOULD EVER GET.

Reporter: THE MAIN

MESSAGE SEEMS TO BE THIS

TIME AROUND CHRISTIAN AND

CONSERVATIVE GROUPS MIGHT

HAVE BEEN TARGETED, BUT ALL

AMERICANS HAVE TO BE ON

GUARD FOR ALL THEIR

LIBERTIES BECAUSE WE ALL

RISE AND FALL AS AMERICANS

TOGETHER.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS.

Mark: THE I.R.S. IS

ABOUT TO PAY $70 MILLION IN

BONUSES, DESPITE A WHITE

HOUSE DIRECTIVE TO CANCEL

DISCRETIONARY BONUSES

BECAUSE OF AUTOMATIC

SPENDING CUTS.

SENATOR CHUCK GRASSLEY OF

IOWA SAYS THE BONUSES SHOULD

BE CANCELLED.

HE SAYS THE I.R.S. ALWAYS

CLAIMS TO BE SHORT ON LEE

SOURCES, BUT HAS $70 MILLION

FOR UNION BONUSES.

THE I.R.S. SAYS IT IS

NEGOTIATING WITH THE

EMPLOYEES' UNION ON THE

ISSUE.

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

HAS PASSED A MEASURE THAT

BANS ALL ABORTIONS AT 20

WEEKS.

REPUBLICAN LEADERS TOOK UP

THE BILL AFTER THE CASE OF

KERMIT GOSNELL, THE

PHILADELPHIA ABORTIONIST

SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON

FOR MURDERING THREE BABIES

BORN ALIVE.

REPUBLICANS TALKED ABOUT THE

PAIN UNBORN BABIES FEEL

DURING AN ABORTION.

WHAT HAPPENS IN A

MID-TERM OR LATER PREGNANCY

WHEN THERE IS AN ABORTION?

WHAT HAPPENS IS JUST

ABSOLUTE TORTURE.

THIS BILL IS NOT JUST ABOUT

ABORTION.

THIS IS ABOUT PAIN.

IT'S ABOUT TORTURE TO THAT

YOUNG LIFE.

AND WE CAN'T SAY THAT THIS

IS LIKE AN AMPUTATION OF A

LIMB.

ONCE AGAIN, REPUBLICANS

HAVE DECIDED TO MAKE WOMEN'S

HEALTH A BATTLEGROUND AS

PART OF THEIR, YES, ONGOING

WAR ON WOMEN.

THE BILL ON THIS FLOOR THIS

WEEK IS NOTHING MORE THAN A

DIRECT CHALLENGE TO RO ROE

VS. WADE.

Mark: IS WOMAN IS

EXEMPT IF HER LIFE IS

THREATENED, OR THE PREGNANCY

IS THE RESULT OF RAPE OR IN

CREST.

THE DEMOCRAT-LED SENATE

PLANS TO IGNORE THE BILL,

AND THE WHITE HOUSE HAS

ALREADY THREATENED TO VETO

IT.

FOR MORE ON THIS, WE TURN TO

ALLISON HOWE OF CONCERNED

WOMEN FOR AMERICA.

NOW THAT IT HAS PASSED THE

HOUSE, IT DOESN'T HAVE MUCH

OF A CHANCE TO SURVIVE.

BUT WHY IS IT SUCH AN

IMPORTANT ISSUE TO GET

THROUGH?

THE PAIN CAPABLE, UNBORN

CHILD PROTECTION ACT WAS

MONUMENTAL.

HR1797 GOT WOMEN LEGISLATORS

AND LEADERS ON THE FLOOR

TAKING THEIR PLACE IN

HISTORY, FINALLY ABLE TO

SPEAK UP FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T

SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES, BUT

WHO WE KNOW SCIENTIFICALLY

CAN FEEL PAIN.

WHAT WE SAW IN PHILADELPHIA,

AND OTHER STATES, LIKE WEST

VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND, AND

THE HOUSE OF HORRORS WITH

SAW IN THE GOSNELL CASE,

CHANGED THE DEBATE.

AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

WANTED ACTION, AND THE HOUSE

DID THAT JUST YESTERDAY.

Mark: MANY SAY THIS

MEASURE IS JUST

CONSERVATIVES WAGING WAR ON

WOMEN.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

THAT'S SUCH A TIRED

TALKING POINT, ISN'T IT?

THE WAR ON WOMEN IS THE FACT

THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT

THERE THEY PREY ON WOMEN BY

OFFERING THEM LATE-TERM

ABORTIONS THAT ARE

DANGEROUS, AND THAT WE KNOW

THESE BABIES CAN FEEL PAIN.

WHAT WE SEE IN A NATIONAL

LEVEL HERE IS BEING ABLE TO

TALK ABOUT WHAT AN ABORTION

LOOKS LIKE WITHIN THE WOMB

BECAUSE UNFORTUNATELY WE GOT

TO SEE WHAT AN ABORTION

LOOKS LIKE OUTSIDE THE

WOMB.

HR1797 WAS MONUMENTAL

BECAUSE WE CAN TAKE BACK THE

DISCUSSION OF ABORTION ON

DEMAND TO BEING COMMON

SENSE.

THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS

AGREE WITH COMMON SENSE,

LIKE LATE-TERM ABORTIONS.

20 WEEKS IS FIVE MONTHS.

FIVE MONTHS ALONG.

WHEN YOU MAKE THAT

COMPARISON TO PEOPLE, IT IS

REALLY HARD TO STICK TO YOUR

"THAT'S BEING A WAR ON

WOMEN."

IT IS A WAR ON LITTLE GIRLS

IN THE WOMEN.

Mark: ALLISON, DID THIS

MEASURE SET THE STAGE FOR A

BIGGER SHOWDOWN, TO TRY TO

OVERTURN ROE VS. WADE?

THE FIGHT GOES TO THE

SENATE, JUST BECAUSE THE

HOUSE PASSED IT DOESN'T MEAN

WE'RE GOING TO SEE THIS

ENACTED.

I THINK THE SAME ENERGY

BEHIND HR1797 IN THE HOUSE

WILL BE SEEN IN THE SENATE.

PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER BEFORE

CALLED THEIR CONGRESSMAN

CALLED YESTERDAY AND MONDAY

BECAUSE THEY SAW HOW HUGELY

IMPORTANT THIS VOTE WAS.

WE APPLAUD ALL OF THE

LEGISLATORS AND ALL OF THE

LEADERS WHO TOOK THEIR PLACE

IN HISTORY AND SPOKE UP

ABOUT THIS.

I THINK YOU'LL SEE A HUGE

INFLUX OF PEOPLE GAL

GALVANIZING AND PUSHING THE

SENATE TO PASS OTHER BILL.

NO ONE CAN ANY LONGER SAY

THEY DIDN'T KNOW.

WE NOW KNOW, AND ACTION IS

BEING TAKEN.

Mark: OKAY, ALLISON

HOWARD, THANKS SO MUCH FOR

YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU.

Mark: IN OTHER NEWS,

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID IT IS

IMPORTANT FOR THE COUNTRY TO

STRIKE A BALANCE BETWEEN

SECURITY AND PERSONAL

FREEDOM.

THAT AS THE DEBATE CONTINUES

OVER THE N.S.A. SURVEILLANCE

TECHNIQUES.

CIVIL LIBERTIES GROUPS SAY

THE GOVERNMENT HAS GONE TOO

FAR, SNOOPING ON PHONE

CALLS, STORING E-MAILS, AND

MONITORING ANY OTHER FORM OF

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION,

BUT GOVERNMENT AND N.S.A.

OFFICIALS SAY IT IS A

NECESSARY TRADEOFF TO KEEP

THE U.S. SAFE, AND THEY

POINT OUT THAT IT HAS BEEN

WORKING.

MORE THAN 50 TERROR ATTACKS

HAVE BEEN STOPPED BECAUSE OF

N.S.A. PROGRAMS.

THESE TOOLS HAVE HELPED

US.

THE F.B.I. DISRUPTED THESE

INDIVIDUALS.

THE QUESTION IS NOT

SIMPLY IF THE PLOTS WERE

DISRUPTED, BUT WHETHER TO

DISRUPT THOSE PLOTS WE NEED

TO ENGAGE IN DRAGNET

SURVEILLANCE.

Mark: 58% OF AMERICANS

SUPPORT THE N.S.A.

PROGRAMS.

AND AMERICANS ARE SPLIT ON

WHETHER THEY FEEL EDWARD

SNOWDEN COMMITTED A CRIME BY

LEAKING INFORMATION ABOUT

THEM.

THE FED SAYS IT WILL

CONTINUE TO KEEP LONG-TERM

INTEREST RATES AT RECORD

LOWS BY BUYING $85 BILLION

IN MONTHLY BONDS.

IN A STATEMENT TODAY, BEN

BERNANKE HINTED AT MOVING

CLOSER TO REDUCING THE STIM

STIMULUS, BUT DID NOT

INDICATE WHEN THA MIGHT

HAPPEN.

IN THE MEANTIME, THE FEDERAL

RESERVE WILL CONTINUE TO BUY

MONTHLY BONDS IN ORDER TO

PROP UP THE ECONOMY, AT

LEAST UNTIL UNEMPLOYMENT

REACHES 6.5%.

PRESIDENT OBAMA WANTS TO

REDUCE THE WORLD'S NUCLEAR

STOCKPILES.

DURING HIS SPEECH IN

GERMANY, OBAMA CALLED ON THE

U.S. AND RUSSIA TO EMBRACE

THE SPIRIT OF THAT BERLIN

DISPLAYED WHEN IT FOUGHT TO

REUNITE DURING THE COLD

WAR.

President Obama: WE CAN

ASSURE THE SECURITY OF

AMERICA AND OUR ALLIES,

WHILE REDUCING OUR DEPLOYED

STRATEGIC NUCLEAR WEAPONS BY

UP TO ONE-THIRD.

FOR THROUGHOUT ALL THIS

HISTORY --

Mark: THE PRESIDENT

ALSO RENEWED HIS CALL TO

TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE,

CALLING IT THE GLOBAL THREAT

OF OUR TIME.

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT WILL

BEGIN TALKS WITH THE TALIBAN

ABOUT ENDING THE WAR IN

AFGHANISTAN.

THIS IS AS AFGHAN FORCES FOR

THE FIRST TIME ASSUMED

SECURITY CONTROL OVER THEIR

OWN COUNTRY.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THE

DETAILS.

George: PRESIDENT OBAMA

SAYS TALKS WIT TALIBAN ARE

AN IMPORTANT STEP TOWARDS

RECONCILIATION AND FUTURE

PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN.

President Obama:

ALTHOUGH IT IS A VERY EARLY

STEP, WE ANTICIPATES THERE

WILL BE A LOT OF BUMPS IN

THE ROAD.

George: THE U.S. WANTS

THE TALIBAN TO RENOUNCE TIES

WITH AL-QAEDA, BACK THE

AFGHAN CONSTITUTION, AND

HELP PROTECT WOMEN AND

MINORITY GROUPS.

IN CHANGE, THE TALIBAN WANTS

THE U.S. TO RELEASE

PRISONERS FROM GUANTANAMO

BAY AND ALL FOREIGN FORCES

OUT OF AFGHANISTAN.

NOT EXACTLY AN EASY SET OF

MISSIONS TO MEET.

President Obama: I WANT

TO REPEAT, WE DON'T EXPECT

THIS PROCESS TO BE EASY OR

QUICK, BUT WE MUST PURSUE

IT.

George: AFGHANISTAN'S

PRESIDENT, HAMID KARZAI,

SAID HE WANTED NO PART IT

IN, INSISTING THAT ANY

DISCUSSIONS WITH TALIBAN

INSURGENTS MUST BE

AFGHANISTAN-LED, AND NOT

U.S.-LED.

ALL OF THIS TALK OF

NEGOTIATIONS DIDN'T STOP THE

TALIBAN FROM KILLING FOUR

U.S. SOLDIERS AT A AN AIR

BASE OUTSIDE OF KABUL ON

TUESDAY.

IT BELIEVES IN PRACTICING A

STRICT FORM OF ISLAM, WHERE

WOMEN ARE VEILED, MEN GROW

THEIR BEARDS, AND THOSE

CAUGHT STEALING OR

COMMITTING ADULTERY MUST BE

PUBLICLY EXECUTED OR HAVE

THEIR HANDS AMPUTATED.

MEANWHILE, AFTER 12 YEARS OF

LEADING THE CHARGE, AMERICAN

FORCES ARE NOW TAKING A BACK

SEAT IN AFGHANISTAN.

WE WILL FOLLOW THE ORDERS

OF THE AFGHAN ARMY,

ABSOLUTELY.

IT'S A BIG CHANGE.

A GOOD CHANGE.

George: AFGHAN SOLDIERS

AND POLICE TOOK OFFICIAL

CONTROL OF PROTECTING THEIR

OWN COUNTRY THIS WEEK AS THE

UNITED STATES AIMS TO

WITHDRAW ALL ITS FORCES BY

NEXT YEAR.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS.

Mark: COMING UP, HOW

SOME IN THE MEDICAL FIELD

ARE TRYING TO CHANGE THE WAY

OBESITY IS VIEWED.

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

THE AMERICAN MEDICAL

ASSOCIATION NOW RECOGNIZES

OBESITY AS A DISEASE.

THE GROUP SAYS THE MOVE WILL

HELP CHANGE THE WAY THE

MEDICAL COMMUNITY TACKLES

THIS COMPLEX ISSUE THAT

AFFECTS APPROXIMATELY ONE IN

THREE AMERICANS.

THE NUMBER OF OBESE ADULTS

MORE THAN DOUBLED FROM 1980

TO 2010.

AND ANALYSTS BELIEVE TRENDS

CONTINUE, THE PERCENTAGE OF

OBESE AMERICANS COULD RISE

FROM 36% TODAY TO 42% BY THE

YEAR 2030.

AND IT IS NOT ONLY AFFECTING

ADULTS, THE NUMBER OF OBESE

CHILDREN HAS TRIPLED SINCE

THE 1980s.

LIFESTYLE CHANGES CAN

REVERSE THE EPIDEMIC, BUT AS

LORI JOHNSON REPORTS,

SOLVING THE PROBLEM IS OFTEN

A PROJECT FOR ENTIRE

FAMILIES.

Reporter: TODAY ONE IN

FIVE CHILDREN IS OBESE, AND

AS A RESULT IS NEARLY

CERTAIN TO HAVE SERIOUS

MEDICAL PROBLEMS IN THE

FUTURE, LIKE HEART DISEASE,

DIABETES, AND CANCER.

IF YOU LOOK AT CHILDREN

WHO ARE OVERWEIGHT AT THE

AGES OF 10 TO 12, 80% OF

THOSE CHILDREN WILL BECOME

OVERWEIGHT ADULTS.

SO WE'VE GOT TO INTERVENE ON

THESE CHILDREN BEFORE THEY

HIT TEENAGERS.

WE'VE GOT TO INTERVENE AT

THE EARLIEST AGE WE CAN PICK

THEM UP.

Reporter: FIRST LADY

MICHELLE OBAMA HAS HER

"LET'S MOVE" CAMPAIGN, AND

CELEBRITY CHEF JAMIE OLIVER

CONVINCED SOME SCHOOL

DISTRICTS TO LIGHTEN THEIR

LUNCHES.

AND WHILE THOSE ARE STEPS IN

THE RIGHT DIRECTION, A

CHILD'S BEST CHANCE FOR

REACHING AND MAINTAINING A

HEALTHY WEIGHT IS WHEN THEIR

PARENTS ARE ON BOARD.

I WOULD SAY THAT THE

MAJORITY OF CHILDREN THAT WE

SEE IN THE OFFICE WHO ARE

OVERWEIGHT HAVE OVERWEIGHT

PARENTS.

AND IT BECOMES AN ISSUE THAT

WE'RE TRYING TO TREAT THE

WHOLE FAMILY.

Reporter: DOCTORS

RECOMMEND EVERY FAMILY

MEMBER OBSERVE THE SAME

RULES, STARTING WITH NO

EATING WHILE WATCHING TV,

PLAYING VIDEO GAMES, OR ON

THE COMPUTER.

AND LIMITING THAT TYPE OF

SCREEN TIME TO ONE HOUR A

DAY.

DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF FRIED

FOOD THE FAMILY EATS, AND

GIVE UP FAST FOOD.

DECREASE THE SIZE OF

PORTIONS AND THE NUMBER OF

PORTIONS WHILE INCREASING

DAILY EXERCISE.

LORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Mark: THE U.K.'S GIRL

GUIDES ARE REMOVAL GOD FROM

THEIR PLEDGE.

THE LONG-ESTABLISHED BRITISH

SCOUTING ORGANIZATION TOOK

OUT A REFERENCE TO LOVING

GOD.

LEADERS INSTEAD PUT IN A

CALL TO, QUOTE,"BE TRUE TO

MYSELF AND DEVELOP MY

BELIEFS."

GIRL GUIDING ANNOUNCED THE

NEW PLEDGE TODAY.

THE ORGANIZATION SAYS AROUND

44,000 PEOPLE WEIGHED IN ON

THE DECISION TO CHANGE THE

PLEDGE.

THE CHIEF GUIDE SAYS SHE

HOPES THE CHANGE WILL

ENCOURAGE MORE GIRLS TO

JOIN.

THE REFERENCE TO GOD HAD

BEEN A PART OF THE PLEDGE

SINCE THE FOUNDING OF THE

GIRL GUIDES IN 1910.

UP NEXT, HOW ONE STAR IS

HELPING TROOPS INJURED WHILE

DEFENDING THEIR COUNTRY.

Mark: THANKS FOR

STAYING WITH US.

FOR MORE THAN A DECADE,

THOUSANDS OF U.S. TROOPS

HAVE BEEN INJURED FIGHTING

IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN.

MANY CELEBRITIES WORK TO

HELP OUR VETERANS, AND ONE

OF THEM THAT IS THE MOST

PASSIONATE IS ACTOR GAR AC

TOR GARY SINISE.

I THOUGHT I WOULD TRY OUT

MY SEA LEGS.

YOU AIN'T GOT NO LEGS,

LIEUTENANT?

YES, I KNOW THAT.

Reporter: HIS PORTRAYAL

OF LIEUTENANT DAN TAYLOR IN

FORREST GUMP LED HIM TO A

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, BUT

LED HIM TO THE FOUNDATION.

WE DEPLOYED TO IRAQ AND

AFGHANISTAN AND PEOPLE

STARTED GETTING HURT.

AND THE THOUGHT OF WHAT

HAPPENED TO OUR VIETNAM

VETERANS HAPPENING TO OUR

ACTIVE DUTY FOLKS TODAY WAS

VERY DIFFICULT FOR ME.

IT WASN'T SOMETHING I COULD

SIT BACK AND LET HAPPEN

AGAIN.

Reporter: SO GARY

STARTED VISITING AMERICAN

MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN

OVERSEAS.

AND HE IS ALSO A MUSICIAN,

AND ASKED THE U.S.O. IF HE

COULD TAKE THE BAND ON THE

TOUR.

AND THE U.S.O. AGREED, AND

THE LIEUTENANT DAN BAND WAS

FORMED.

WE'RE TRYING TO GET TO

EVERY BASE AROUND THE WORLD

BEFORE WE'RE DONE WITH THIS

JOURNEY.

THEY DESERVE OUR

ATTENTION, RESPECT, AND

GRATITUDE, AND WHATEVER WE

CAN DO FOR THEM.

Reporter: GARY PLAYS

THE BASS IN THE LIEUTENANT

DAN BAND.

ON AVERAGE, THEY PLAY ABOUT

30 TO 40 BASES A YEAR.

THE V.A. CAN ONLY DO SO

MUCH, AND ONLY DOES SO

MUCH.

SOMETIMES THE V.A. CAN

ACTUALLY MAKE THINGS A

LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT THAN

IT SHOULD BE FOR OUR

VETERANS.

SO THANKFUL THERE ARE SOME

GOOD ORGANIZATIONS OUT

THERE, IN THE NON-PROFIT

WORLD, THAT ARE TRYING TO

FILL THOSE GAPS.

THAT'S WHY I CREATED MY

FOUNDATION.

Reporter: AND THE

MISSION OF THE GARY SINISE

FOUNDATION IS TO SERVE AND

HONOR VETERANS, FIRST

RESPONDERS, THEIR FAMILIES,

AND OTHERS IN NEED.

GOD BLESS OUR MILITARY.

Reporter: IN ADDITION

TO MORALE, THE LIEUTENANT

DAN BAND IS NOW ON ITS

"BUILDING FOR AMERICA'S

BRAVEST 2013" BENEFIT

CONCERT TOUR.

THE GARY SINISE FOUNDATION

IS PARTNERING TO BUILD SMART

HOMES FOR THE MOST SEVERELY

INJURED VETERANS.

THEY'RE RUN BY

BY iPADS, THEY HAVE

SENSORS ALL AROUND.

THE CUPBOARDS CAN COME DOWN

TO YOUR LEVEL AND THAT KIND

OF THING.

WE WANT THESE WARRIORS TO

COME HOME AND HAVE AN

OPPORTUNITY IN LIFE TO AT

LEAST BE INDEPENDENT WITHIN

THEIR LIVING SPACE.

WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF

YOU BEFORE THE BATTLE.

WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF YOU

DURING THE BATTLE.

AND WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF

YOU AFTER THE BATTLE, AND

MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WE'RE

GRATEFUL FOR EVERYTHING YOU

DO FOR US.

Reporter: AND THE BAND

WILL DO THAT IN CONCERTS

ACROSS 10 STATES.

THE NEED IS GREAT.

ACCORDING TO THE WOUNDED

WARRIOR PROJECTS, WARS IN

IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN LED TO

PHYSICAL INJURIES FOR MORE

THAN 50,000 SERVICE

MEMBERS.

IN ADDITION, AN ESTIMATED

ESTIMATED 400,000 BATTLE

PRO-TRAUMATIC STRESS

DISORDER AND DEPRESSION.

I WAS BLOWN UP EIGHT

TIMES DURING ROUTE

CLEARANCE, AND I SUSTAINED

ENOUGH BLAST INJURIES WHERE

I HAD TO GET MY RIGHT LEG

AMPUTATED BELOW THE RIGHT

KNEE.

Reporter: HE IS

GRATEFUL FOR THE EFFORTS OF

SINISE AND HIS BAND.

I LOVE IT.

MY WIFE WAS WITH ME AND SHE

IS ALSO ENJOYING IT.

Reporter: AND MARINE

SERGEANT DAVID POST HAD TO

GET PART OF A LEG AMPUTATED.

MY LEG WAS MANGLED TO

WHERE THERE WAS NO

RECOVERY.

I TRIED TO SAVE IT, BUT

AFTER A YEAR AND A HALF, I

HAD TO GIVE IT UP.

Reporter: POST SAYS THE

GROUPS LIKE THE GARY SINISE

FOUNDATION ARE CRITICAL IN

HELPING HIM MOVE ON WITH HIS

LIFE.

GOD, CORPS AND COUNTRY.

THE SUPPORT GROUP HAS BEEN

AMAZING.

WHEN I FEEL LIKE I'M DOWN

AND I CAN'T DO ANYMORE, THE

PEOPLE AROUND ME ALWAYS

BRING ME BACK WITH THE HELP

OF GOD.

Reporter: SINISE SAYS

HIS FAITH ALSO MOTIVATES HIM

TO REACH OUT TO VETERANS

LIKE POST AND ZANH.

I'M CATHOLIC, AND MY WIFE

IS CATHOLIC, AND WE'VE

RAISED OUR KIDS CATHOLIC.

THEY'VE GONE TO CATHOLIC

SCHOOL.

SERVICE ABOVE SELF IS

SOMETHING THAT IS PART OF

THE FAITH, OBVIOUSLY, AND IT

IS SOMETHING THAT I'VE JUST

BEEN PRIVILEGED TO LEARN

OVER THE YEARS.

Reporter: THE WOUNDED

WARRIOR PROJECT SAYS ON ITS

WEBSITE, "THE GREATEST

CASUALITY IS BEING

FORGOTTEN."

GARY SINISE AND HIS

FOUNDATION AGREE, WANTING TO

MAKE SURE EVERY VETERAN

FEELS VALUED.

THERE IS A HEAVY COST FOR

FREEDOM.

AND YOU ARE OUR FREEDOM

PROVIDERS.

[APPLAUSE]

Mark: AND THEY HAD A

GREAT TURNOUT AT THAT

CONCERT, AND GARY SINISE

TOLD THE AUDIENCE HE HAS

VIETNAM VETERANS IN HIS

FAMILY.

ON HIS WIFE'S SIDE, HER TWO

BROTHERS SERVED IN VIETNAM.

ONE WAS A HELICOPTER PILOT,

AND THE OTHER WAS A

LIEUTENANT AND WENT BACK AS

A CAPTAIN.

UP NEXT, A MIRACULOUS STORY

OF HOW A WOMAN FOUND HER

FATHER AFTER 24 YEARS.

Mark: AN ARIZONA FATHER

AND DAUGHTER ARE REUNITED

AFTER 24 YEARS, ALL BECAUSE

OF A SHARED DESIRE TO SERVE

GOD AND OTHERS.

I JUST FELT LIKE THIS IS

WHERE I NEEDED TO BE.

I FOUND MYSELF JUST KIND

OF DRAWN HERE.

Mark: AMY ROBERTSON

ALWAYS KNEW SHE WAS ADOPTED

AND RECENTLY STARTED LOOKING

FOR HER BIRTH PARENTS.

DURING HER SEARCH, SHE SAID

THE LORD TOLD HER TO

VOLUNTEER AT A LOCAL

HOMELESS SHELTER.

AND THE LORD PUT THE SAME

DESIRE ON HER FATHER.

THE TWO WORKED TOGETHER FOR

AN ENTIRE YEAR BEFORE THEY

LEARNED THE TRUTH.

I KNEW I HAD A DAUGHTER,

AND WHEN I CAME ACROSS HER

NAME, FOR SIX MONTHS I BEGAN

PRAYING ONE SPECIFIC

PRAYER.

I DON'T KNOW IF SHE KNOWS

CHRIST, BUT IF YOU CAN'T

BRING ME INTO HER LIFE,

BRING SOMEONE WHO WILL BRING

THE GOSPEL MESSAGE TO HER.

BECAUSE OF MY FATHER, I

CAME TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP

WITH CHRIST.

Mark: AMY'S DAD

OVERCAME HIS PAST ADDICTIONS

AND SERVES AS A PASTOR AT

THE MISSION.

WHAT A TESTIMONY THAT GOD

ANSWERS PRAYER.

THAT'S ALL FOR THIS EDITION

OF "NEWSWATCH."

PROBLEM YOU CAN E-MAIL YOUR

COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS AT

NEWSWATCH@CBN.COM.

HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US NEXT

TIME.

HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.

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