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The Brody File: Obamacare Under Fire - November 7, 2013

Obamacare under fire: Focusing in on the woman who’s on the hot seat. Plus, Senator Marco Rubio is here to give us his frank assessment on the Republican Party’s troubles. And we have an elephant invasion: Ellis the Elephant is here along ... Read Transcript


David: ON BRODY FILE

THIS WEEK, OBAMACARE UNDER

FIRE.

FOCUSING IN ON THE WOMAN WHO

IS ON THE HOT SEAT.

WELL, THE MAJORITY OF

PEOPLE CALLING FOR ME TO

RESIGN, I WOULD SAY ARE

PEOPLE WHO I DON'T WORK

FOR.

David: PLUS MARCO

RUBIO IS HERE TO GIVE US HIS

FRANK ASSESSMENT OF THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY'S

TROUBLES.

ONE OF THE REASONS

STANDING IN THE WAY OF US

DOING BETTER, WHILE PEOPLE

SEE REPUBLICANS FIGHTING

AGAINST CERTAIN THINGS,

THEY'RE NOT QUITE SURE

SOMETIMES WHO WE'RE FIGHTING

FOR.

David: AND WE HAVE AN

ELEPHANT INVASION.

AND CALLISTA GINGRICH IS

TALKING ABOUT HER NEW

CHILDREN'S BOOK.

I KNEW I NEEDED A UNIQUE

CHARACTER TO CAPTURE THE

ATTENTION OF SMALL

CHILDREN.

David: DOES IT GET ANY

BETTER THAN THIS?

HOLD ON.

"THE BRODY FILE" ON ACROSS

AMERICA.

AND WELCOME TO ANOTHER

EDITION OF "THE BRODY

FILE."

FOLKS, HERE IS A QUESTION

FOR YOU: "WHAT DO YOU GET

WHEN YOU COMBINE THE MESS

THAT IS OBAMACARE AND

HALLOWEEN?"

WELL, YOU GET OBAMASCARE.

YES, THAT'S RIGHT.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS CREATED

HIS MONSTER, AND THE ROLLOUT

OF THE WEBSITE IS PLAYING TO

HORRIBLE REVIEWS.

THE WOMAN AT THE CENTER OF

THE CONTROVERSY IS CATH BEB

BEB KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, THE

HEAD OF THE HEALTH AND HUMAN

SERVICES.

HER JOB WAS TO MAKE SURE

THAT THE OBAMACARE WOULD

OPERATE SMOOTHLY.

MISSION FAILED.

AND NOW CONSERVATIVES ARE

CALLING ON HER TO RESIGN.

THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE

CALLING FOR ME TO RESIGN I

WOULD SAY ARE PEOPLE WHO I

DON'T WORK FOR, AND WHO DO

NOT WANT THIS PROGRAM TO

WORK IN THE FIRST PLACE.

I HAVE HAD FREQUENT

CONVERSATIONS WITH THE

PRESIDENT, AND I HAVE

COMMITTED TO HIM THAT MY

ROLE IS TO GET THE PROGRAM

UP AND RUNNING, AND WE WILL

DO JUST THAT.

David: THIS PAST WEEK

SHE APPEARED IN FRONT OF

CONGRESS TO EXPLAIN WHAT THE

HECK WENT WRONG.

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.

David: SEBELIUS AND

THE OBAMACARE WEBSITE DELAYS

AND FRUSTRATIONS HAVE BECOME

SUCH A JOKE THAT SATURDAY

NIGHT LIVE COULDN'T HELP BUT

WEIGH IN.

HAVE A LOOK.

TONIGHT I HAVE A NUMBER

OF FRIENDLY TIPS TO HELP YOU

DEAL WITH THOSE TECHNICAL

PROBLEMS.

FOR EXAMPLE, HAVE YOU TRIED

RESTARTING YOUR COMPUTER?

[LAUGHTER]

SOMETIMES IT HELPS TO

TURN THE COMPUTER OFF AND

THEN TURN IT BACK ON.

WE DON'T KNOW WHY.

IT JUST DOES.

IF OUR WEBSITE STILL ISN'T

LOADING PROPERLY, WE'RE

PROBABLY JUST OVERLOADED

WITH TRAFFIC.

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ARE

VISITING healthcare.gov,

WHICH IS GREAT NEWS.

UNFORTUNATELY THE SITE WAS

ONLY DESIGNED TO HANDLE SIX

USERS AT A TIME.

[LAUGHTER]

SO IF YOU'RE A RUSH,

CONSIDER USING OUR LOW-REZ

WEBSITE.

WITH SIMPLER FONT FONTS AND

GRAPHS.

David: TRYING TO

FIGURE OUT THIS WHOLE

OBAMACARE WEBSITE THING IS

ONE BIG GAME.

YOU'RE TOTALLY ROLLING THE

DICE.

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'RE

GOING TO GET.

WELL, A LOT OF THE TIME YOU

JUST GET A BLANK SCREEN.

SO WE HERE AT "THE BRODY

FILE" FIGURED WE MIGHT AS

WELL PLAY A GAME AS WELL.

THAT MEANS IT IS TIME FOR

CAITLIN BURKE AND THE

CLASSIC GAME, "WHAT YOU

RATHER...."

David: WE UNDERSTAND

YOU HAVE A GREAT "WOULD YOU

RATHER" QUESTION LINED UP

WHEN IT COMES TO OBAMACARE.

Reporter: SIGNING UP

FOR HEALTH INSURANCE THROUGH

THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IS

PROVING TO BE A NIGHTMARE.

WE ASKED PEOPLE IF THEY

WOULD RATHER GET ON THAT

OBAMACARE WEBSITE OR STAND

IN LINE AT THE D.M.V.

D.M.V., I GUESS.

Reporter: HOW COME?

FROM EVERYTHING I'VE

LEARNED FROM EVERYBODY

ELSE.

I GUESS THE D.M.V.

BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU'RE

GOING TO GET RESULTS.

NEITHER BECAUSE BOTH, I

THINK, WILL BE

EXTRAORDINARILY PAINFUL.

I KNOW THE D.M.V. IS

PAINFUL.

Reporter: WOULD YOU

RATHER SIGN UP FOR OBAMACARE

BY ENROLLING ONLINE OR STAND

IN LINE AT THE D.M.V.?

THAT'S A TOUGH QUESTION

BECAUSE THOSE ARE REALLY BAD

AREAS.

I'VE SEEN PEOPLE TRY TO

GET ON LINE WITH OBAMACARE.

IT TOOK HOURS AND THEY STILL

DIDN'T GET ANYTHING.

I TRIED TO ENROLL FOR

OBAMACARE AND GOT DENIED

LIKE FIVE TIMES.

I WOULD PROBABLY RATHER

GET ONLINE SINCE I DON'T

KNOW ABOUT IT.

Reporter: IT SOUNDS

LIKE THE BAD REPUTATION OF

THE OBAMACARE ENROLLMENT

WEBSITE HAS PEOPLE READY TO

BRAVE THE LINES OF THE

D.M.V.

David: PROVERBS ISN'T

THE

David: PRESIDENT OBAMA

ISN'T THE ONLY ONE HAVING

PROBLEMS.

THE REPUBLICANS TOOK A P.R.

SHALL LACKING WHEN THEY

PUSHED THE IDEA OF SHUTTING

DOWN THE GOVERNMENT.

WHAT CAN THE G.O.P. DO TO

GET BACK INTO THE GOOD

GRACES OF AMERICANS?

WE SPOKE TO SENATOR MARCO

RUBIO ABOUT THAT IN A RECENT

INTERVIEW WITH HIM.

WHAT IS YOUR SENSE, AT

LEAST POLITICALLY, WHEN YOU

SEE THE POLL NUMBERS.

THE REPUBLICANS HAVE TAKEN

THE BRUNT OF THE CRITICISM

FROM THE AMERICAN PUBLIC.

I THINK POLLS COME AND

GO.

I WOULD MUCH RATHER BE ON

THE RIGHT SIDE OF AN ISSUE

THAN THE WINNING SIDE OF AN

ISSUE.

BUT WITH THAT BEING SAID, I

WOULD ARGUE YOU WANT TO BE

ON THE WINNING SIDE SO YOU

CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

ONE OF THE REASONS THAT IS

STANDING IN THE WAY OF US

DOING BETTER IS THAT WHILE

PEOPLE SEE REPUBLICANS

FIGHTING AGAINST CERTAIN

THINGS, THEY'RE NOT QUITE

SURE SOMETIMES WHO WE'RE

FIGHTING FOR, WHO WE'RE

FIGHTING ON BEHALF OF.

I THINK UNFORTUNATELY THE

DEMOCRATS, AND THE LEFT,

ASSISTED BY THE MAINSTREAM

MEDIA, HAVE HAD SOME SUCCESS

IN CONVINCING PEOPLE THAT

THE REPUBLICANS ARE FIGHTING

FOR THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE MADE

IT IN LIFE.

WHEN IN FACT OUR POLICIES

WOULD MOST BENEFIT THE

PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO

MAKE IT, TO ACHIEVE THE

AMERICAN DREAM.

WE ARE FIGHTING FOR THE

COLLEGE STUDENT WHO CANNOT

FIND A JOB THAT PAYS ENOUGH

SO THEY CAN PAY THEIR

LOANS.

WE ARE FIGHTING FOR THE

YOUNG COUPLE THAT HAS HAD TO

PUT OFF MARRIAGE AND

STARTING A FAMILY BECAUSE

THEY DON'T HAVE JOBS.

WE'RE FIGHTING FOR THE

SINGLE PARENTS TRAPPED IN A

DEAD-END JOB AND ARE

STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET

AT THE END OF THE MONTH, AND

THE COST OF CHILD CARE, FOR

EXAMPLE.

AND THE ONLY WAY TO HELP

THEM IS THROUGH A VIBRANT,

FREE ENTERPRISE ECONOMY.

SO WE HAVE TO DO A BETTER

JOB OF NOT ONLY

COMMUNICATING THAT, BUT

CONVINCING PEOPLE THAT'S

WHO'S SIDE WE'RE ON.

David: ON THE FUTURE

OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY -- I

KIND OF LIKEN IT TO AN

INTERVENTION.

YOU HAVE AN ALCOHOL, AND THE

FAMILY SAYS WE HAVE A

PROBLEM.

DO YOU SEE THE TEA PARTY

CONSERVATIVES SAYING IT IS

TIME FOR AN INTERVENTION --

I THINK THE TEA PARTY HAS

ALWAYS BEEN A MOVEMENT OF

PEOPLE FROM EVERY DAY WALKS

OF LIFE.

THEY THINK THE COUNTRY IS

HEADED IN THE WRONG

DIRECTION, AND ARE DESPERATE

FOR LEADERS WHO WILL STAND

UP AND PUT US IN THE RIGHT

DIRECTION.

PEOPLE THAT ARE FRUSTRATED

THAT BOTH PARTIES HAVE, OVER

THE LAST TWO DECADES,

SUPPORTED POLICIES THAT

UNDER MINE THE VERY THINGS

THAT MAKE AMERICA SPECIAL.

SO I THINK THE TEA PARTY HAS

MADE A TREMENDOUS

CONTRIBUTION TO THAT CAUSE.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE'VE

GOT TO TURN THOSE SENTIMENTS

AND EMOTIONS, WHERE WE CAN

GO TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

AND SAY, IF YOU PUT US IN

CHARGE OF GOVERNMENT, THIS

IS WHAT WE'LL DO ON YOUR

BEHALF.

David: THIS IS MARCO

RUBIO HERE ON "THE BRODY

FILE."

SOMEBODY PLEASE TAKE BILLY

GRAHAM TO CHUCK E. CHEESE.

MORE ON HIS BIRTHDAY BASH,

AND A TALK WITH HIS FAMOUS

SON WHO HAS SOME STRONG

WORDS FOR POLITICIANS IN

WASHINGTON.

WE'RE ROLLING ON FROM D.C.

David: AND WE'RE BACK

HERE ON "THE BRODY FILE."

TIME FOR SOME HAPPY BIRTHDAY

WISHES.

MOMENT

* HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

* HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

* HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR

H'MMM *

* HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

*

David: THAT IS

BEAUTIFUL.

THE REVEREND BILLY GRAHAM

TURNS 95 ON NOVEMBER 7th.

AND ALSO THE FAMILY IS

CELEBRATING BY I INVITING

700 PEOPLE TO THEIR HOME.

BILL CLINTON, SARAH PALIN

AND DONALD TRUMP HAVE ALL

BEEN INVITED.

THAT IS A PARTLY.

WE'RE TOLD THAT BILLY GRAHAM

HAS ROUND-THE-CLOCK CARE BUT

HE SPEAKS AND THINKS JUST

FINE.

THE MEMBER OF THE GRAHAM

FAMILY THAT ATTRACTS

HEADLINES IS FRANKLIN

GRAHAM.

HE RECENTLY VISITED WITH

JOHN JESSUP, AND HERE IS

MORE OF THEIR CONVERSATION.

HOW DO YOU CONVINCE

PEOPLE TO STOP RELYING ON

THEMSELVES, TO STOP RELYING

ON THE PURSUIT OF MONEY AND

TO STOP RELYING ON A

POLITICAL PARTY OR SYSTEM TO

FIND SALVATION.

WELL, WE'RE IN MORAL

DECAY, WE'RE IN ECONOMIC

DECAY.

WE'RE DECLINING IN MILITARY

POWER AND STRENGTH.

WE'VE TAKEN GOD OUT OF OUR

GOVERNMENT.

AND IT DIDN'T HAPPEN DURING

THIS ADMINISTRATION.

IT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR THE

LAST 50 YEARS.

WE'VE TAKEN OUT CHRIST OUT

OF OUR COUNTRY, OUT OF OUR

GOVERNMENT, OUT OF OUR

SCHOOLS.

OU KIDS DON'T KNOW ANY

BETTER.

THEY DON'T KNOW RIGHT FROM

WRONG.

OUR POLITICIANS DON'T KNOW

RIGHT FROM WRONG.

AND OUR POLITICIANS COME TO

THIS CITY AND THEY FIGHT ONE

ANOTHER.

AND IT'S THE GREED IN THEIR

HEARTS, THE LUST THAT IS IN

THEIR HEARTS.

AND THEY MAKE ALL THESE

RULES AND LAWS THAT AFFECT

THE REST OF US.

AND THE GOVERNMENT SPINS AND

SPINS AND SPINS.

IT IS SO GREEDY AND SO

WICKED AND SO WRONG.

BUT THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS

WHEN YOU TAKE GOD OUT OF

GOVERNMENT AND OUT OF OUR

SCHOOLS.

ISN'T IT INTERESTING THAT IN

WASHINGTON, WHERE WE'RE

SITTING RIGHT NOW, AND HERE

WE ARE IN THIS CRISIS WE

FIND OURSELVES IN.

AND NOBODY IS SAYING, HEY,

TIME OUT.

LET'S GET ON OUR KNEES AND

LET'S CALL ON THE NAME OF

ALMIGHTY GOD AND LET'S ASK

HIM FOR HELP.

LET'S ASK HIM TO BRING US

TOGETHER AND FIND A WAY OUT

OF THIS MESS WE'RE IN.

NOBODY.

THE PRESIDENT, THE SENATE,

THE CONGRESS -- NOBODY IS

SAYING LET'S CALL ON THE

NAME OF ALMIGHTY GOD.

TELL US FIRST OFF, WHAT

IS "MY HOPE, AMERICA."

THE FOCUS HAS BEEN ON "MY

HOPE, AMERICA" WITH BILLY

GRAHAM.

WE HAVE ABOUT 2500 CHURCHES

THAT HAVE SIGNED UP.

AS OF A WEEK AGO, THOSE

NUMBERS ARE ADDING EVERY

DAY.

ON NOVEMBER 7th, MY

FATHER'S 95th BIRTHDAY, HE

IS GOING TO INVITE ABOUT

9500 PEOPLE TO ASHVILLE, AND

WE'RE GOING TO WATCH THE

PROGRAM TOGETHER WITH HIM.

AND ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY,

THERE WILL BE HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS OF HOMES WITH

PEOPLE DOING THE SAME

THING.

AND IT'S JUST EXCITING TO

SEE WHAT GOD IS DOING.

TELLING ME WHAT YOU'RE

EXPECTING TO SEE WITH THIS

EVENT AND NOW THAT YOU'RE

DOING IT IN THE STATES, AND

HOW IT COULD POTENTIALLY

CHANGE THE NATION.

IT IS THE MOST POWERFUL

WORD I'VE HEARD MY FATHER

GIVE.

IT IS MY HOPE AND MY FATHERS

PRAYER AND MY PRAYER IS THAT

THERE WILL BE MANY TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ON

NOVEMBER 7th, WHO WILL

CONFESS THEIR SINS TO GOD,

ASK FOR HIS FORGIVENESS, AND

BY FAITH BELIEVE ON THE NAME

OF JESUS CHRIST.

HOW IS HE DOING?

HE IS DOING PRETTY GOOD.

HIS HEALTH IS STRONG.

HIS MIND IS CRYSTAL CLEAR.

I THINK IT IS REMARKABLE

THAT HE IS ABLE, NOT ONLY TO

WRITE THIS BOOK THIS YEAR,

BUT DO THIS FILM.

HE HAS BEEN HARD AT WORK

THIS YEAR, DOING TWO MAJOR

PROJECTS.

SO I'M PROUD OF HIM.

FRANKLIN GRAHAM WITH JOHN

JESSUP HERE ON "THE BRODY

FILE."

WHEN WE COME BACK, DO YOU

BELIEVE GOD GIVES SECOND

CHANCES IN LIFE?

WE EXPLORE THAT NEXT.

CHARGERS

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE BRODY FILE."

LOOK, WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES,

EVEN IN "THE BRODY FILE," IF

YOU CAN BELIEVE IT.

IT IS PART OF THE HUMAN

NATURE.

BUT HOW DO YOU MOVE ON AFTER

THOSE MISTAKES ARE MADE?

A NEW STUDY REVEALS SOME

ENCOURAGING THOUGHTS ON THE

SUBJECT, SO DON'T GIVE UP

HOPE YET.

LIFE WAY RESEARCH FOUND THAT

51% OF U.S. CHRISTIANS FEEL

THEY'RE DEALING WITH THE

CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR BAD

DECISIONS.

THE GOOD NEWS HERE IS THAT

84% OF CHRISTIANS BELIEVE

GOD DOES GIVE SECOND

CHANCES.

AND, LOOK, WE CAN ALL USE A

SECOND CHANCE EVERY NOW AND

THEN.

TO BREAK IT DOWN EVEN

FURTHER, ONE IN FIVE

AMERICANS, ABOUT 19%,

BELIEVE GOD GIVES SECOND

CHANCES WHEN A PERSON

DEPENDS ONLY ON HIM.

18% BELIEVE GOD GIVES SECOND

CHANCES WHEN THE PERSON

MAKES RESTITUTION.

11% SAY THOSE SECOND CHANCES

COME WHEN THE PERSON

PROMISES NOT TO MAKE THE

SAME MISTAKE TWICE.

AND FEWER THAN ONE IN SIX

AMERICANS SAY THEY ARE NOT

SURE WHY GOD GIVES SECOND

CHANCES.

THEY'RE LIKE, I DON'T KNOW.

WHO KNOWS?

PERSONALLY, I BELIEVE WHAT

THE BIBLE SAYS, QUOTE,"IF WE

CONFESS OUR SINS, HE IS

FAITHFUL AND JUST TO FORGIVE

US OF OUR SINS AND TO

CLEANSE US FROM ALL

UNRIGHTEOUSNESS."

SO, LOOK, PEOPLE CAN AGREE

OR DISAGREE ABOUT WHETHER

GOD GIVES US SECOND CHANCES,

BUT AT LEAST WE KNOW FOR

SURE HE FORGIVES US WHEN WE

ASK HIM TO.

ALL RIGHT, NOW TO FOLLOWUP

ON A STORY "THE BRODY FILE"

FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT IN

SEPTEMBER.

REMEMBER THE 10-YEAR-OLD

STUDENT AT LUCY ELEMENTARY

SCHOOL IN MEMPHIS,

TENNESSEE.

SHE GOT IN TROUBLE AFTER

WRITING ABOUT GOD FOR A

CLASS ASSIGNMENT.

SO THE TEACHER HAS ASKED THE

CLASS TO PICK SOMEONE THEY

IDOLIZE AND WRITE ABOUT IT.

AND THIS STUDENT PICKED GOD

FOR HER ASSIGNMENT.

THE TEACHER TOLD HER SHE HAD

TO PICK SOMEONE ELSE.

AND THEN ERIN DECIDED TO

CHOOSE MICHAEL JACKSON,

WHICH, OF COURSE, THE

TEACHER ACCEPTED.

BUT ERIN'S MOTHER NOT HAPPY

WITH THE TEACHER.

SO SHE SPOKE OUT ABOUT IT,

AND THAT'S WHEN THE

CONSERVATIVE LEGAL GROUP,

LIBERTY INSTITUTE, GOT

INVOLVED.

NOW OFFICIALS AT THE SCHOOL

HAVE ACTUALLY CHANGED THEIR

MINDS AND THEY DECIDED TO

ACCEPT AND GRADE ERIN'S

ORIGINAL ASSIGNMENT ABOUT

GOD.

HURRAY.

AND "THE BRODY FILE" HAS

OBTAINED A PICTURE OF ERIN'S

ORIGINAL ASSIGNMENT.

SHE DESCRIBES WHY SHE LOOKS

UP TO GOD.

ONE OF THE REASONS SHE CHOSE

GOD IS BECAUSE SHE SAYS,

QUOTE,"HE WILL ALWAYS MAKE

HER DO THE RIGHT THING."

IN THIS CASE, SHE AND HER

MOTHER CERTAINLY DID THE

RIGHT THING.

GOOD FOR THEM.

BY THE WAY, WORD IS ERIN GOT

100% ON HER ASSIGNMENT.

STICKERS, STICKERS,

STICKERS, LOVE IT.

WHEN WE COME BACK, WHAT

ELLIS THE ELEPHANT IS

TEACHING KIDS ABOUT THE U.S.

REVOLUTION.

BACK IN A MOMENT.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE BRODY FILE."

HIGHEHERE IS A LITTLE MUSIC

TO GET YOU IN THE MOOD FOR

THIS NEXT SEGMENT.

* YANKEE DOODLE WENT TO

TOWN, RIDING ON A PONY *

* STUCK A FEATHER IN HIS CAP

AND CALLED IT MACARONI *

YANKEE DOODLE KEEP IT UP *

SORRY, YOU GOT ME THERE.

A CLASSIC SONG, AND NOW WE

HAVE THE CHILDREN'S BOOK,

WRITTEN BY CALLISTA

GINGRICH.

THIS IS THE THIRD

INSTALLMENT OF HER "ELLIS

THE ELEPHANT" SERIES.

ELLIS IS TEACHING KIDS ABOUT

THE U.S. REVOLUTION.

CALLISTA JOINED US

RECENTLY.

CALLISTA, THANKS FOR BEING

HERE.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

David: I APPRECIATE

IT.

TELL US ABOUT -- THE SERIES

GOES ON AND ON.

YOU'RE BACK WITH ANOTHER

BOOK.

TELL US ABOUT "YANKEE DOODLE

DANDY."

YANKEE DOODLE DANDY IS MY

THIRD IN THE SERIES, AND IT

OFFERS A GUIDED TOUR OF

AMERICAN HISTORY FOR 4 TO

8-YEAR-OLDS.

HE DISCOVERS THE AMERICAN

REVOLUTION AND HOW WE BECAME

A FREE AND INDEPENDENT

NATION.

David: THE AMERICAN

REVOLUTION, THERE WERE QUITE

A FEW, LET'S SAY, VIOLENT

OUTBURSTS DURING THE

REVELATION.

THIS IS A BOOK FOR KIDS.

SO HOW DO YOU MANEUVER

THROUGH THAT.

WELL, IT IS A WAR AFTER

ALL.

AND WHAT I'M INTENDING TO DO

IS TO TELL THE TRUTH.

AND YET THESE BOOKS ARE

WRITTEN FOR 4 TO

8-YEAR-OLDS.

SO WE HAVE THE SHOT HEARD

AROUND THE WORLD I IN

CONCORDE.

AND I TREAT IT IN A WAY

WHERE ELLIS LOOKS

EXACERBATED.

HE IS NOT TOO FRIT TEND,

FRIGHTENED, BUT HE IS NOT

HAPPY.

WE HAVE TO TELL THE STORY OF

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

OUR CHILDREN NEED TO LEARN

ABOUT THE PATRIOTIC HEROS SO

THEY CAN BEGIN TO APPRECIATE

THE GREATNESS OF THIS

NATION.

David: TALK TO ME

ABOUT YOUR HEART ON THIS

ISSUE.

WHERE IS THIS IN TERMS OF

THE IMPORTANCE FOR KIDS

TODAY?

EXPLAIN TO ME A LITTLE BIT

ABOUT THIS PRO-AMERICA, OR

AT LEAST LACK OF AMERICAN

HISTORY THAT OUR KIDS ARE

NOT LEARNING TODAY.

RIGHT.

I WRITE THESE BOOKS BECAUSE

I DO LOVE AMERICA, AND I

BELIEVE WE'RE AN EXCEPTIONAL

NATION.

I THINK IT IS MORE IMPORTANT

NOW THAN EVER THAT OUR

CHILDREN UNDERSTAND WHAT

MAKES THIS COUNTRY SO

SPECIAL.

UNFORTUNATELY, MANY OF OUR

STUDENTS ARE FAILING TO

LEARN AMERICAN HISTORY,

INCLUDING OUR FOUNDING

PRINCIPLES AND VALUES.

AND INSTEAD THEY'RE LEARNING

REVISIONIST OR POLITICALLY

CORRECT HISTORY.

AS A RESULT, THEY REALLY

HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT THE BASIC

HISTORY OF OUR NATION.

IF WE LOOK AT SOME OF THE

STATISTICS TODAY, SURVEYS

SHOW THAT ONLY ONE IN THREE

FOURTH GRADERS CAN IDENTIFY

THE PURPOSES OF THE

DECLARATION OF

INDEPENDENCE.

AND FEW KNOW WHY GEORGE

WASHINGTON IS AN IMPORTANT

AMERICAN FIGURE.

SO WE REALLY HAVE SOME WORK

TO DO.

WE OWE IT TO OUR KIDS TO

GIVE THEM THE TOOLS THEY

NEED TO TRULY APPRECIATE THE

GREATNESS OF THIS NATION.

David: THOSE FIGURES

ARE STARTLING.

I'M WONDERING ABOUT --

TALKING ABOUT FROM THE

POLITICAL STANDPOINT, THIS

IS NOT A POLITICAL BOOK.

CALLISTA GINGRICH -- WE HEAR

THE NAME GINGRICH, AND FOLKS

MAY SAY HOLD ON FOR A

MOMENT.

TALK TO US ABOUT GOING OUT

OF YOUR WAY TO MAKE SURE IT

IS NOT A POLITICAL BOOK.

IT IS NOT MEANT TO BE A

REPUBLICAN BOOK OR A

CONSERVATIVE BOOK, BUT A

PRO-AMERICAN BOOK.

I REALLY HOPE THAT MOST

AMERICAN FAMILIES WILL SEE

THIS AS A CELEBRATION OF OUR

PATRIOTISM AND OF OUR

NATION.

David: HOW DO YOU

TREAT, FOR LACK OF A BETTER

TERM, KIND OF THE FEMALE OR

THE GO-WOMAN MOVEMENT IN

THIS BOOK?

I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU WANT

TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU WERE

DOING JUSTICE AND SERVICE TO

THE WOMEN BACK IN THAT DAY

AS WELL.

WELL, THERE IS A LOT OF

GIRL POWER IN THE AMERICAN

REVOLUTION.

AND IN "YANKEE DOODLE

DANDY," WE SEE SEVERAL

EXAMPLES OF THIS.

ELLIS MEETS MARTHA

WASHINGTON, WHO WAS VITAL TO

THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF

GEORGE WASHINGTON.

HE MIT MEETS ABIGAIL ADAMS,

WHO WAS A MOST INFLUENTIAL

ADVISOR.

AND HE DISCOVERS MOLLY

PITCHER, WHO TAKES OVER THE

CANNON WHEN HER HUSBAND IS

CARRIED OFF THE BATTLE FIELD

AND SHE HELPS WIN A MAJOR

BATTLE.

THERE ARE CLEAR STEPS WHEN

WOMEN STEPPED FORWARD AND

PLAYED AN IMPORTANT PART IN

THE CREATION OF THIS

NATION.

David: EVERY TIME I

SEE YOU -- IT IS ALWAYS

GREAT TO SEE YOU, BUT DOES

ELLIS COME ALONG WITH YOU?

I UNDERSTAND HE DOES TRAVEL

WITH YOU, DOESN'T HE?

IS HE ALWAYS WITH YOU?

HE IS NOT ALWAYS WITH ME,

BUT ONCE IN A WHILE HE DOES

COME ALONE.

David: DID YOU

BRING -- OH, MY.

YOU HAVE BROUGHT HIM TODAY.

HI, ELLIS.

David: ELLIS DOESN'T

SPEAK.

HE DOESN'T.

David: WHY THE

ELEPHANT HERE?

NOT TO TALK ABOUT YOU BEHIND

YOUR BACK, LITERALLY, BUT

EXPLAIN A LITTLE ABOUT ELLIS

AND WHY HE IS THE CENTRAL

FIGURE HERE?

I KNEW I NEEDED A UNIQUE

CHARACTER TO CAPTURE THE

ATTENTION OF SMALL

CHILDREN.

AND I DID CONSIDER MANY

ANIMALS, INCLUDING

BUNNIES --

David: DID YOU HEAR

THAT, ELLIS.

HIPPOS AND GIRAFFES.

BUT IN THE END, I COULDN'T

RESIST THIS LITTLE

ELEPHANT.

ELLIS THE ELEPHANT, WHO IS

BROUGHT TO LIFE BRILLIANTLY

BY MY ILLUSTRATOR.

David: I WILL ASK YOU:

WHAT IS COMING NEXT IN THIS

SERIES, EXACTLY?

CAN YOU BREAK NEWS RIGHT

HERE ON "THE BRODY FILE"?

MY NEXT BOOK IS GOING TO

BE CALLED "FROM SEA TO

SHINING SEA."

I'LL LIKE AT THE EARLY DAYS

OF THE REPUBLIC THROUGH THE

EXPEDITION OF LOUIS AND

CLARK.

AND ELLIS IS ALREADY LOOKING

FORWARD TO THIS GREAT

ADVENTURE.

David: IS THAT TRUE,

ELLIS?

IT IS TRUE.

THANK YOU, CALLISTA.

WHAT OTHER SHOW HAS

ELEPHANTS LITERALLY ONSET.

FROM YANKEE DOODLE DANDY TO

YANKEE DOODLE OY-GEVALT.

THE OY-VEY MOMENT OF THE

WEEK.

DANDY.

David: AND WE'RE BACK

HERE ON "THE BRODY FILE."

BEFORE WE SAY GOOD-BYE, IT

IS TIME FOR A MOST

EMBARRASSING OY-VEY MOMENT

OF THE WEEK.

*

[HAHAVA NAGILA]

David: LOOK, NOW, WE

COVER POLITICS HERE AT "THE

BRODY FILE."

YOU KNOW THAT.

POLITICS IS A LOT LIKE

SPORTS.

YOU'VE GOT HEROS, VILLAINS,

UPS AND DOWNS.

OUR OY-VEY MOMENT IS SPORTS

RELATED.

HERE IS JAMES TAYLOR SINGING

THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.

OR DID HE FORGET WHAT SONG

TO SING.

* O BEAUTIFUL, O SAY CAN YOU

SEE *

* BY THE DAWN'S EARLY

LIGHT *

David: FOLKS, HE

FORGOT WHAT SONG HE WAS

SINGING.

HE STARTED WITH "AMERICA THE

BEAUTIFUL," AND THEN MADE

THE TRANSITION TO "THE

"STAR-SPANGLED BANNER"."

THAT'S WHY THEY INTRODUCED

HIM AS THE LEGENDARY JAMES

TAYLOR.

IN OTHER WORDS, HE IS REALLY

OLD AND HE FORGETS STUFF.

THAT DOES IT FOR THIS WEEK.

UNTIL NEXT TIME, GOD BLESS

YOU AND HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

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