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CBN NewsWatch: October 30, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Oct 30: Sebelius on Obamacare debacle: 'I Was Wrong', Critics: Israel prisoner release catalyst for terror, and Experts: Parents 'clueless' on dangers of technology, and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," THE HEAD OF

H.H.S.FINALLY TESTIFIES ON

CAPITOL HILL.

WHAT KATHLEEN SEBELIUS HAS

TO SAY ABOUT THE DISASTEROUS

ROLLOUT OF THE PRESIDENT'S

HEALTH CARE PLAN.

PLUS RELEASING A PRISONER

TO BROKER PEACE.

WHY SOME IN ISRAEL SAY THE

MOVE COULD LEAD TO MORE

TERRORISM.

Mark: AND FROM CLASSIC

ROCK STAPLES TO PRO-LIFE

ANTHEMS, HOW ONE SINGER IS

USING HIS FAME TO ADVOCATE

FOR LIFE.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

THE WOMAN IN CHARGE OF

IMPLEMENTING OBAMACARE WAS

IN THE HOT SEAT TODAY.

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

AND I'M HEATHER CELLS.

HIGH DRAMA ON CAPITOL HILL

TODAY AS A CONGRESSIONAL

COMMITTEE GRILLS KATHLEEN

SEBELIUS ABOUT THE

PRESIDENT'S HEALTH CARE PLAN

AND ITS NIGHTMARE START.

PAUL STRAND HAS TONIGHT'S

TOP STORY FROM WASHINGTON.

Reporter: COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN FRED UPTON SAID

THIS HEARING WASN'T JUST

ABOUT GLITCHES IN A WEBSITE

BUT A NEW HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

THAT IS SHOCKING MANY

AMERICANS.

TODAY'S HEARING ABOUT

FAIRNESS FOR THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE WHO ARE LOSING THEIR

COVERAGE OR SEEING THEIR

PREMIUMS SKYROCKET AS MUCH

AS 400%.

Reporter: BUT THE

FAILINGS DID COME UP AGAIN

AND AGAIN.

THE PROGRAM HAS CRASHED

AND BURNED AT LEAST THREE

TIMES.

AND THE USER IS STILL HAVING

PROBLEMS.

GET UP HERE, MA'AM.

IT'S BEEN DOWN THE WHOLE

TIME WE HAVE BEEN

TESTIFYING.

Reporter: KATHLEEN

SEBELIUS ADMITTED TO

SHORTCOMINGS REPEATEDLY

THROUGHOUT THE HEARING.

I TOLD THE PRESIDENT THAT

WE WERE READY TO GO.

CLEARLY I WAS WRONG.

WE WERE WRONG.

WE KNEW THAT IN ANY BIG,

NEW, COMPLICATED SYSTEM,

THERE WOULD BE PROBLEMS.

NO ONE EVER IMAGINED THE

VOLUME OF ISSUES AND

PROBLEMS THAT WE'VE HAD.

Reporter: SOME

REPUBLICANS TRIED TO GET

KATHLEEN SEBELIUS TO ALSO

SAY PRESIDENT OBAMA IS

ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE.

WHO DO YOU ANSWER TO?

I ANSWER TO THE

PRESIDENT.

SO IS THE PRESIDENT NOT

ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE?

I FIND IT DISCONCERNING

THAT MY REPUBLICAN

COLLEAGUES HAVE DONE NOTHING

BUT ROOT FOR THIS LAW TO

FAIL FOR THE LAST THREE AND

A HALF YEARS.

AND NOW THERE IS A BIG SHOW

HERE OF BEING UPSET AT

PROBLEMS WITH THE WEBSITE.

Reporter: AND G.O.P.

G.O.P. --

I RECEIVED A LETTER

STATING THAT THE NEW HEALTH

CARE LAW WAS INDEED THE

REASON FOR THE REMOVAL OF MY

CURRENT HEALTH CARE PLAN.

MADAM SECRETARY, WHAT WOULD

YOU TELL SEAN WHO LIKED HIS

PLAN AND WHO NOW HAS LOST

IT.

HE WAS PROMISED BY YOU AND

THE PRESIDENT HE WOULD BE

ABLE TO KEEP THAT PLAN.

Reporter: PAUL STRAND,

CBN NEWS, WASHINGTON.

Mark: FOR MORE ON THIS,

WE'RE JOINED BY JORDAN SEC

ULO FROM THE AMERICAN CENTER

OF LAW AND JUSTICE.

SOME HAVE BEEN CALLING FOR

KATHLEEN SEBELIUS TO STEP

DOWN.

DID TODAY'S TESTIMONY DO

ANYTHING TO CALM HER

CRITICS?

ABSOLUTELY NOT.

THE FACT IS KATHLEEN

SEBELIUS, LIKE SO MANY OTHER

ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS,

MARK, APOLOGIZED.

IT IS LIKE LOIS LEARNER WITH

THE I.R.S., THEY ISSUED THE

APOLOGY.

WITH BENGHAZI, IT'S AN

APOLOGY.

NO ONE WANTS TO LET THE

BLAME BE ON THE PRESIDENT OF

THE UNITED STATES.

AFTER THIS VERY LONG

CONGRESSIONAL HEARING, THE

FACT OF THE MATTER IS THE

WEBSITE DOESN'T WORK, PEOPLE

CAN'T ACCESS HEALTH CARE

HEALTHCARE.GOV.

AND SHE SAYS HE CAN'T GIVE

ANY NUMBERS BECAUSE IT IS

NOT RELIABLE.

SO WE DON'T KNOW, OTHER THAN

THE MEDICAID EXPANSION THAT

IS HAPPENING IN SOME STATES,

IF ANYONE HAS BEEN ABLE TO

ENROLL THROUGH

healthcare.gov OR THE 1-800

NUMBER.

AND A LOT OF AMERICAN PEOPLE

THINK THEY'RE BEING COVERED

BECAUSE THEY'VE REGISTERED

AN ACCOUNT OR THEY HAVE

CALLED THE 1-800 NUMBER AND

GAVE THE INFORMATION.

THAT IS NOT ENROLLING.

THAT WAS JUST REGISTERING.

AND SO THE FACT IS, SHE SAID

MAYBE AROUND 700,000 PEOPLE

HAVE REGISTERED.

WE DON'T KNOW, AND SHE WAS

VERY CAREFUL TO PLAY DOWN

WHATEVER NUMBERS WILL

ULTIMATELY COME OUT, BUT HOW

MANY PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY

ABLE TO GET COVERED.

Mark: JORDAN, THE WHITE

HOUSE HAS OFTEN SAID THAT

PRESIDENT OBAMA DIDN'T KNOW

ABOUT SPECIFIC ISSUES.

THE OBAMACARE WEBSITE

FIASCO, THE I.R.S. TEA

PARTYING TARGETING AND MANY

OTHERS.

SOME CRITICS ARE SAYING THAT

RAISES THE QUESTION, IS THE

PRESIDENT INCOMPETENT?

IS THAT FAIR?

I THINK IT IS VERY FAIR.

I HOLD UP TWO DOCUMENTS,

JULY 2010 FROM THE I.R.S.

THIS IS THE FIRST MEMO THAT

STARTED DOING -- WHY ARE SO

MANY PEOPLE LOSING THEIR

INDIVIDUAL HEALTH CARE

PLANS.

I.R.S. STARTED WITH THEIR

INTERPRETATION JULY OF

2010.

AND YOU HAVE THE FINAL

REGULATION, THIS IS COMING

NOVEMBER OF 2010 FROM

H.H.S.

THIS HAS ALL OF THE REASONS

WHY IF YOU LIKE YOUR CURRENT

PLAN, YOU CAN'T KEEP IT.

SO THE PRESIDENT, UP THROUGH

THE ELECTION OF 2012, TWO

YEARS AFTER THIS REGULATIONS

WERE BURIED AWAY IN FEDERAL

CODE AND FEDERAL REGISTRIES,

WAS TELLING PEOPLE A LIE.

NOW HOW THE ADMINISTRATION

IS TRYING TO COVER UP, THEY

WERE SAYING WE WERE ONLY

LYING TO 5% OF THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE.

THAT'S A LOT OF PEOPLE.

SO PEOPLE IN PLACES LIKE

CALIFORNIA, A MILLION PEOPLE

ARE LOSING HEALTH

INSURANCE.

IN A PLACE LIKE FLORIDA,

300,000 PEOPLE.

JUST THROUGH ONE PLAN.

SO, AGAIN, THE PRESIDENT AND

THE WHITE HOUSE -- THE BUCK

DOES STOP WITH THE

PRESIDENT.

AND THIS WHOLE ISSUE OF I'LL

DENY AND I'LL DENY AND I'LL

DENY KNOWLEDGE.

WELL, THEN YOU HAVE TO FIRE

PEOPLE.

IF THEY'RE NOT TELLING YOU

ABOUT THE PROBLEMS.

WE HAD THIS MEMO THAT NOW

CAME OUT TODAY.

THIS WAS FOUR DAYS BEFORE

THE OCTOBER 1st LAUNCH,

AND TO ACTUALLY QUOTE FROM A

SECURITY PERSPECTIVE, THE

ASPECTS OF THE SYSTEM --

THIS IS FOR

healthcare.gov -- THAT WERE

NOT TESTED DUE TO THE

ONGOING DEVELOPMENT EXPOSE A

LEVEL OF UNCERTAINTY THAT

CAN BE DEEMED AS A HIGH

RISK.

HIGH RISK TO OUR SECURITY TO

THE DATA.

THE PEOPLE WHO WERE PUTTING

IN THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY

NUMBER AND INCOME LEVEL

NUMBERS IN AT A HIGH

SECURITY RISK.

THIS WAS FOUR DAYS BEFORE

THE LAUNCH.

IF THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T

KNOW ABOUT THIS AND KATHLEEN

SEBELIUS DOESN'T KNOW ABOUT

IT, OR ACTS AS IF SHE DIDN'T

TELL THE PRESIDENT, HE HAS

GOT TO TAKE ACTION.

HE DIDN'T GET RID OF HOLDER,

AND HE DIDN'T GET RID OF

HER.

Mark: HAS THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION LOST THE

TRUST OF THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE?

I DON'T KNOW HOW THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN BELIEVE

AT THIS POINT THE WEBSITE

WILL BE OPERATING AT THE END

OF NOVEMBER.

WHEN THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION WAS WILLING

TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT

OVER A ONE-YEAR DELAY OVER

THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE.

THAT TRY OR NOT TRY, WE

CAN'T COMPLY WITH IT.

THESE WERE THE PEOPLE WHO

WERE THE GOOD CITIZENS, MAY

NOT HAVE GOTTEN IT FROM

THEIR EMPLOYER, BUT WENT OUT

AND INDIVIDUALLY BOUGHT

INSURANCE.

AND THEY'VE LOST THEIR

INSURANCE BECAUSE OF

OBAMACARE AND THEY CAN'T GET

ON TO THE EXCHANGES TO BUY

INSURANCE PLANS.

THE FACT IS THAT THE

ADMINISTRATION -- THERE IS

NO REASON TO BELIEVE THAT

AFTER TODAY'S TESTIMONY THAT

THIS ADMINISTRATION IS GOING

TO HAVE THIS FIXED BY THE

END OF NOVEMBER.

WE'VE GOT A LEGAL BRIEF

READY TO GO, THAT IF THIS

ADMINISTRATION TRIES TO

PENALIZE PEOPLE OR NOT

PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR THOSE

WHO HAD INSURANCE WHO HAVE

LOST IT -- I THINK WE'RE

STARTING TO SEE AS OF TODAY,

IN WITH THIS, DEMOCRATS,

BECAUSE OF THEIR

CONSTITUENTS, WHO CAN'T

ENROLL EITHER, FINALLY

GETTING ON BOARD WITH THE

MESSAGE THAT HAS BEEN COMING

FROM THE REPUBLICANS FOR THE

LAST FOUR YEARS.

Mark: JORDAN, THANKS

FOR YOUR TIME.

LAWMAKERS FROM THE HOUSE

AND SENATE BEGAN MEETING TO

LOOK FOR WAYS TO AGREE ON A

BUDGET.

AFTER THE RECENT SHUTDOWN IN

WASHINGTON, REPUBLICANS AND

DEMOCRATS REMAIN DIVIDED ON

HOW BEST TO FUND THE

GOVERNMENT.

SEQUESTRATION HAS HIT

FEDERAL AGENCIES HARD.

NEGOTIATORS ARE TRYING TO

PUT TOGETHER A SMALLER-SCALE

DEAL TO SOFTEN THE

SEQUESTER.

BUT THE TWO PARTIES REMAIN

AT ODDS ON HOW TO REPLACE

THE CUTS.

DEMOCRATS DON'T WANT TO TRIM

MEDICARE OR MEDICAID, AND

REPUBLICANS ARE OPPOSED TO

RAISING REVENUE.

Mark: GERMANY WANTS

ANSWERS ON ALLEGATIONS THAT

THE NATIONAL SECURITY

AGENCIES SPIED ON GERMAN

COUNSELLOR ANGELA MERKEL.

THEY WERE MEETING WITH THE

THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL

INTELLIGENCE JAMES CLAPPER.

THEY BROUGHT WITH THEM A

STRONG MESSAGE FOR THE

ADMINISTRATION.

NEVER SPY ON YOUR

FRIENDS.

Mark: JUST YESTERDAY

CLAPPER WAS ON CAPITOL HILL

TESTIFYING ON THE N.S.A.

TACTICS.

HE MAINTAINS SPYING ON

ALLIES' LEADERS IS A LONG

TIME PRACTICE IN THE

INTELLIGENCE WORLD.

THE PAKISTANI GOVERNMENT

SAYS U.S. DRONE STRIKES HAVE

KILLED 6 67 PAKISTANI

CIVILIANS SINCE 2008.

IT IS A NUMBER THAT IS

SURPRISINGLY LOW CONSIDERING

ESTIMATES FROM INDEPENDENT

ORGANIZATIONS.

REPORTS FROM VARIOUS SOURCES

HAVE PREVIOUSLY PUT

CIVILIANS CASUALTIES

ANYWHERE FROM 185 TO 300.

IT IS UNCLEAR HOW THE

GOVERNMENT'S NEW LOW NUMBER

WILL AFFECT THE DRONE DEBATE

IN PAKISTAN.

THE GOVERNMENT THERE

PUBLICLY CRITICIZES U.S.

DRONE ATTACKS, THOUGH IT IS

KNOWN TO HAVE SECRETLY

SUPPORTED SOME OF THE

STRIKES IN THE PAST.

Mark: ISRAEL HAS

RELEASED 26 TERRORISTS FROM

PRISON.

THE OVERNIGHT MOVE IS

SUPPOSED TO PROMOTE PEACE

TALKS WITH PALESTINIANS.

BUT THE RELEASE MET WITH

OPPOSITION FROM THOSE

VICTIMIZED WITH THE

PRISONERS.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: THE MOOD IN

PALESTINI AREAS WAS

TRIUMPHANT.

ALL OF THE PRISONERS HAVE

BEEN GIVEN LIFE SENTENCES

FOR MURDERS AND EXECUTING

OTHER PALESTINIANS SUSPECTED

OF COLLABORATING WITH

ISRAEL.

NOW THEY'RE FREE.

WE'RE DOING IT BECAUSE WE

UNDERSTAND THE PERSONS OF

TRYING T -- THE IMPORTANCE

OF THE PEACE PROCESS BACK

WITH THE PALESTINIANS BACK

ON TRACK.

I CAN ONLY HOPE THAT THE

PALESTINIAN LEADERSHIP WILL

FINALLY BE READY TO MAKE ITS

OWN TOUGH CHOICES.

THIS WAS THE SECOND IN A

SERIES OF FOUR RELEASES.

ISRAELIS SAY IT IS A

GOODWILL FROM THEM.

I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD

PAY A PRICE, IN ORDER TO SIT

IN A ROOM WITH THEM.

IF THEY WANT TO NEGOTIATE,

WE CAN NEGOTIATE HERE IN

RAMALLAH, IN NEW YORK, CAMP

DAVID.

Reporter: DENON SAYS HE

ALSO BELIEVES IT IS MORALLY

WRONG.

IF SOMEBODY MURDERED

SOMEONE AND WENT TO COURT,

AND THE COURT DECIDED HE

WILL SIT IN JAIL, HE SHOULD

SIT IN JAIL.

AND BY ACTUALLY SAYING,

WELL, THAT'S TRUE, BUT...I

THINK IT IS A MORAL MISTAKE

AND SENDING A BAD MESSAGE.

Reporter: PALESTINIAN

PRESIDENT MAHMOUD ABBAS

CALLED IT A HAPPY MOMENT AND

SAID THERE WOULD BE MORE.

THOUSANDS OF ISRAELIS

DEMONSTRATED AGAINST THE

RELEASE OUTSIDE THE PRISON

BEFORE IT TOOK PLACE.

AND OTHERS TOOK THEIR CASES

TO THE SUPREME COURT, BUT TO

NO AVAIL.

THEY SAY IT IS UNJUST.

PAST EXPERIENCE SHOWS MANY

TERRORISTS RETURNED TO

TERROR.

BY RELEASING TERRORISTS,

YOU GLORIFY THE TERRORISTS.

YOU ARE SHOWING THERE IS NO

PUNISHMENT, NO SYSTEM OF

JUSTICE.

Reporter: HE SAYS ABBAS

CALLING FOR A PRISON RELEASE

IS A BAD SIGN.

THE FACT THAT THE FIRST

REQUEST OF HIM WAS TO

RELEASE PEOPLE WHO KILL JEWS

IS SOMETHING WE SHOULD WORRY

ABOUT.

Reporter: TWO DAYS

BEFORE THE RELEASE, HAMAS

TERRORISTS IN GAZA FIRED

FOUR ROCKETS AT SOUTHERN

ISRAEL.

ONE WAY INTERCEPTED BY THE

ANTIROCKET SYSTEM, AND

ISRAEL RESPONDED BY TARGET

TWO ROCKET-LAUNCHING SITES.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

COMING UP, WHY DOCTORS

SAY PARENTS SHOULD LIMIT THE

TIME THEIR KIDS SPEND

STARING AT SCREENS.

Mark: TOO MUCH

TECHNOLOGY CAN HAVE HARMFUL

EFFECTS ON KIDS.

BUT EXPERTS SAY MANY PARENTS

ARE UNAWARE OF THE DANGERS.

SO THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF

PEDIATRICS ARE WORKING TO

EDUCATE THEM WITH NEW

SCREEN-TIME GUIDELINES.

LORI JOHNSON REPORTS.

Reporter: WHETHER IT IS

TV.

VIDEO GAMES, SMARTPHONES OR

TABLETS, MANY KIDS SPEND

MORE TIME LOOKING AT A

SCREEN THAN THEY DO ANYTHING

ELSE, INCLUDING SCHOOL AND

SLEEP.

FOR CHILDREN BETWEEN EIGHT

AND 18, THAT ADDS UP TO AN

AVERAGE OF SEVEN HOURS A

DAY.

EVEN BABIES ARE PLUGGED IN

WITH 40% UNDER AGE TWO

HAVING USED A SMARTPHONE OR

TABLET.

SO AMERICANS' PEDIATRICIANS

WANT PARENTS TO CRACKDOWN.

THE NEW RULES INCLUDE INTO

SCREEN TIME AT ALL FOR KIDS

UNDER TWO.

FOR OLDER CHILDREN, TWO

HOURS A DAY, TOPS.

NO TECHNOLOGY IN A CHILD'S

BEDROOM, AND WHEN KIDS WATCH

TV, IT SHOULD BE WITH

PARENTS, WHO CAN THEN

DISCUSS THE CONTENT.

USE THE MEDIA

CONSTRUCTIVELY.

IF YOU CO-VIEW WITH YOUR

KIDS, THAT WILL DOWNLOAD

YOUR MESSAGES RATHER THAN

WHAT THEY'RE GETTING FROM

THE SCREEN.

Reporter: RESEARCH

SHOWS TOO MUCH SCREEN TIME

CAN LEAD TO SEXUAL

PROMISCUITY, BULLYING,

OBESITY, POOR PERFORMANCE AT

SCHOOL, AND SLEEP PROBLEMS.

PEDIATRICIAN DR. HARVEY CARP

HAS WRITTEN SEVERAL

BEST-SELLING BOOKS.

HE SUGGESTS TURNING OFF ALL

ELECTRONICS AT LEAST 30

MINUTES BEFORE BEDTIME.

LIGHT ACTUALLY GOES INTO

THROUGH YOUR EYES, AND TURNS

OFF MELATONIN, WHICH IS YOUR

BRAIN'S NORMAL SLEEP

HORMONE.

SO LOOKING AT D.V.D.s AND

TELUTELEVISIONS BEFORE

BEDTIME DISTURBS A CHILD'S

SLEEP AND MAKES IT HARDER

FOR THEM TO FALL ASLEEP.

Reporter: ACCORDING TO

OUR CHILDREN'S DOCTORS,

PARENTS NEED TO TAKE BACK

CONTROL OF HIGH-TECH

ENTERTAINMENT.

LORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

AND JOINING US TO TALK

ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF TOO

MUCH SCREEN TIME IS AUTHOR

AND FAMILY THERAPIST

DR. LINDA MENTEL, AND THANKS

FOR JOINING US.

GOOD TO BE HERE.

LINDA, DO YOU THINK THAT

MOST PARENTS ARE IN DENIAL

ABOUT THEIR KIDS' DEPENDENCY

ON DEVICES?

I KNOW THEY ARE, BASED ON

A RECENT SURVEY THAT

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

DID.

70% OF THE PARENTS SAID, YOU

KNOW WHAT, WE DON'T REALLY

CARE.

WE KNOW IT MAY BE A PROBLEM,

BUT WE'RE REALLY NOT THAT

CONCERNED ABOUT IT.

THAT'S A LITTLE

DISCONCERTING WHEN YOU THINK

ABOUT WHAT THE IMPACT OF TOO

MUCH SCREEN TIME CAN BE.

AND TALK ABOUT THE

IMPACT -- WHAT ARE YOU

SEEING IN TERMS OF PHYSICAL

EXAMPLES OF SIDE EFFECTS

FROM SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME

IN FRONT OF A SCREEN?

WE HAVE THIS PHENOMENON

THAT IS NOW CALLED "SCREEN

SIGHTEDNESS."

IT HAS TO DO SINCE 1997 WHEN

SMARTPHONES LAUNCHED.

BECAUSE WE LOOK AT A

SMARTPHONE MUCH CLOSER TO

OUR EYES THAN WE WOULD A

MAGAZINE OR NEWSPAPER, WHAT

WE'RE FINDING OUT IS WE'VE

HAD A 35% INCREASE IN

NEARSIGHTEDNESS AS A RESULT

OF USING THESE DEVICES.

SO WE'RE SEEING MORE

HEADACHES AND MORE EYE

STRAIN AMONG KIDS.

AND, OF COURSE, THERE ARE

THE USUAL SUSPECTS OF

OBESITY, LACK OF SLEEP, AND

EVEN AGGRESSION AS SOME OF

THE SIDE EFFECTS.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE

ACTUAL CONTENT THAT KIDS CAN

ACCESS THROUGH THEIR

DEVICES.

DO YOU THINK THAT WHAT A

CHILD WATCHES REALLY AFFECTS

BEHAVIOR?

WE KNOW IT DOES, AGAIN,

BASED ON THE RESEARCH.

AND I LIKE THE FACT THAT YOU

SAID DEVICES.

BECAUSE I THINK A LOT OF

PARENTS DO A GREAT JOB OF

TRYING TO PUT SOME CONTROLS

ON THEIR HOME COMPUTERS, BUT

THEN THEY FORGET ABOUT THE

OTHER DEVICES, LIKE

AN eREADER ON AN MP3 OR

OTHER DEVICES THAT OFTEN HAS

SOME KIND OF CONNECTION TO

THE WEB OR THE INTERNET.

AND THOSE ARE THE TIMES WHEN

KIDS COULD UNINTENTIONALLY

ACCESS THE CONTENT THAT

CONCERNS US, WHICH IS THE

SEXUAL CONTENT AND, OF

COURSE, THE VIOLENT

CONTENT.

AND WE KNOW THAT THERE HAVE

BEEN STUDIES THAT SHOW THAT

MORE EXPOSURE DOES RESULT IN

INCREASED ACTIVITY.

IT IS A LOT FOR PARENTS.

I'M ENVIOUS OF MY PARENTS,

WHO DIDN'T HAVE ALL OF THIS

TO MANAGE.

WHAT ARE SOME PRACTICAL

PIECES OF ADVICE FOR PARENTS

WHO WANT TO CUT BACK ON THE

TIME THEIR KIDS ARE SPENDING

AT THE SCREEN.

THE VERY FIRST PLACE TO

START IS FOR YOU AS A PARENT

TO MODEL GOOD DEVICE USES.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE DOWN TIME

AS WELL.

AND MAKE SOME FAMILY RULES.

SAY NOTHING AT MEALS.

OR BEFORE BEDTIME, WE'RE

GOING TO CUT OFF ALL OF THE

DEVICES.

AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME

INTERACTION TIME.

DR. LINDA MENTEL, THANKS

SO MUCH FOR YOUR INSIGHTS.

THANK YOU.

Mark: UP NEXT, HOW THE

FORMER FRONT MAN OF THE

GROUP KANSAS IS USING MUSIC

TO SHARE HIS STORY AND FIGHT

FOR LIFE.

BOIRPTION

PLAIRMT

Mark: THE MUSICAL

GROUP, KANSAS, HAS HIT THE

TOP OF THE CHARTS WITH

FAMOUS SONGS LIKE "DUST IN

THE WIND."

NOW ONE ITS LEAD SINGERS

IS TAKING THE STAGE AGAIN,

BUT THIS TIME WITH A SONG

THAT HAS BECOME AN ANTHEM

FOR MANY IN THE PRO-LIFE

MOVEMENT.

Reporter: NASHVILLE,

MUSIC CITY, HERE JOHN

ELEFANTE, THE FORMER LEAD

SINGER OF THE GROUP KANSAS,

SET UP A LUCRATIVE CAREER,

PRODUCING DOZENS OF ALBUMS

FOR HIMSELF AND OTHERS.

AND NOW HE MAKES WORK

PERSONAL.

HE SINGS ABOUT HOW HIS

ADOPTIVE DAUGHTER NEARLY

MISSED A DATE WITH DEATH

BEFORE SHE WAS EVER BORN.

SHE WAS ALMOST ABORTED.

HER MOTHER WAS IN THE

ABORTION CLINIC AND CALLED

HER MOM FROM THAT PLACE AND

TOLD HER SHE WAS PREGNANT.

HER MOM DIDN'T KNOW SHE WAS

PREGNANT.

* COLD IN A WAITING ROOM

* FRIGHTENED AND ALL

ALONE *

* WATCH THE CLOCK TICK DOWN,

KNOWING HER BABY WOULD SOON

BE GONE *

* HER HEAD HELD LOW, SHE WAS

13 YEARS OLD *

Reporter: THE VIDEO IS

SOARING TOWARDS HALF A

MILLION VIEWS.

THOSE WHO WATCH SEE A

13-YEAR-OLD PREGNANT GIRL

FALL INTO A DREAM ABOUT HOW

HER UNBORN CHILD COULD, IF

ONLY GIVEN A CHANCE, HAVE A

JOYOUS LIFE.

* YOUR NOT TAKING THIS

* SHE'LL GROW UP

*

*

* THEY'RE NOT TAKING HER

* SHE'S MINE

* YOU'RE NOT TAKING HER

* THIS TIME

THE.

Reporter: THE GIRL

CALLS HER MOM, AND THEN SHE

GETS AWAY FROM THE ABORTION

CLINIC.

20 YEARS LATER, THE LIFE

THAT CAME FROM THAT BRAVE

DECISION, SAMMY, NOW LIVES

WITH HER MOM AND ROCK LEGEND

DAD AND APPEARS WITH HIM AT

THE END OF THE "THIS TIME"

VIDEO.

HI, I'M SAMMY.

THE VIDEO YOU JUST WATCHED

IS HOW I WAS RESCUED FROM

BEING ABORTED.

AND WE ARE ETERNALLY

GRATEFUL THAT SAMMY'S MOTHER

CHOSE LIFE.

ONE CHILD EVERY 25

SECONDS LOSES THEIR LIFE.

THANKS FOR LETTING ME

LIVE AND GIVING ME MY

FAMILY.

Reporter: JOHN SAYS HE

DIDN'T SET OUT TO WRITE WHAT

SOME ARE CALLING A NEW

PRO-LIFE ANTHEM OR GET

INVOLVED IN WHAT SOME CALL

THE ABORTION WARS.

I DON'T CARE TO GET ON TV

AND GET IN THESE LARGE

SHOUTING MATCHES.

THESE PEOPLE YELL AT EACH

OTHER AND TALK OVER EACH

OTHER, AND YOU NEVER KNOW

WHAT ANYBODY IS SAYING.

YOU JUST LEAVE -- YOU WATCH

THAT AND GET ALL STRESSED

OUT JUST WATCHING IT.

THIS ISN'T POLITICAL,

PRO-LIFE VERSUS PRO-CHOICE.

IT IS A REAL LIFE ROCK AND

ROLL LEGEND TELLING HOW HIS

OWN PRECIOUS DAUGHTER WAS

SAVED AT THE LAST MINUTE

FROM AN ABORTION.

WHEN HE FIRST SAW THE VIDEO,

HE HOPED ONE MORE HEART

COULD BE TURNED.

IF IT CAN SAVE ONE LIFE,

IT WOULD BE WORTH IT.

AND NOW THAT IS TRUE.

A PRISONER CAME OUT AND

CONFESSED SHE WAS STRUGGLING

WITH WHETHER TO ABORT OR

NOT.

THE OFFICER SHOWED THE

INMATE "THIS TIME," AND

RIGHT THEN AND THERE SHE

PROMISED TO KEEP THE BABY.

THAT IS SO AWESOME.

THAT'S WHAT WE WERE GOING

FOR.

IT'S AMAZING.

BUT WE DON'T WANT TO STOP

AT ONE LIFE.

I'M HOPING THIS IS GOING TO

SAVE MANY LIVES.

YOU CAN SAVE BABIES FROM

ABORTION.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT

ON LINE FOR

ONLINEFORLIFE.COM.

Reporter: SANDY

FRANKLIN WROTE THIS IS THE

BEST VIDEO I'VE EVER SEEN.

OUR ADOPTED DAUGHTER IS 16

YEARS OLD NOW, AND SHE WAS

SCHEDULED TO BE ABORTED, BUT

SOMETHING CAME OVER THE

BIRTH MOTHER AND SHE

CANCELLED THE ABORTION.

AND JERRY WROTE, WE HAVE AN

ADOPTED DAUGHTER AND THE

WORLD WOULD NOT BE THE SAME

WITHOUT HER.

AND BLESSINGS TO ALL MOTHERS

WHO ARE SO SELFLESS TO SHARE

THEIR CHILDREN WITH OTHERS.

ALL THIS OUTPOURING

SURPRISED EVEN HIM.

I LISTENED BACK TO IT,

AND I GO, WOW, THAT'S REALLY

COOL BECAUSE IT IS NOT

CONTRIVED.

IT'S REAL LIFE.

Reporter: PAUL STRAND,

CBN NEWS, REPORTING FROM

BRENTWOOD, TENNESSEE.

LAST MONTH CBN NEWS TOLD

YOU ABOUT A 10 COMMANDMENTS

STATUE NEAR THE SUPREME

COURT THAT WAS VANDALIZED

AND TOPPLED OVER.

Mark: NOW THE STONE

MONUMENT HAS BEEN RESTORED

AND REDEDICATED.

RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL

LEADERS CAME TOGETHER FOR

THE CEREMONY.

THE MONUMENT IS SET IN FRONT

OF THE CHRISTIAN OUTREACH

MINISTRY, FAITH AND ACTION.

BUT IT IS ANGLED SO THAT

JUSTICES ARRIVING AT THE

HIGH COURT CAN SEE IT.

CONGRESSMAN JOE WILSON SAYS

LAST MONTH'S TOPPLING OF THE

10 COMMANDMENTS WAS,

QUOTE,"GLUE,

QUOTE,"GRUESOME EVIDENCE

WE'RE IN A CULTURE WAR."

Mark: EVERY DAY THEY

WALK INTO THE SUPREME COURT,

THEY'RE LOOKING AT THE 10

COMMANDMENTS.

WE ALL NEED TO BE REMINDED,

RIGHT.

REMEMBER, YOU CAN E-MAIL US

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