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On CBN Newswatch, Nov. 20: Texas abortion restrictions stay; New Mexico ban rejected; Iowa Planned Parenthood fraud case begins; Remote Philippines villages: 'We need food!'; and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

THE LATEST BATTLE TO SAVE

THE LIVES OF UNBORN BABIES.

WHAT THE WINS AND LOSSES

MEAN FOR THE PRO-LIFE

MOVEMENT.

PLUS A LOOK AT RELIEF

E EFFORTS IN SOME OF THE

MOST REMOTE PARTS OF THE

PHILIPPINES.

AND THE NATION OF ISRAEL

FINDS WHAT SOME MIGHT

CONSIDER AN UNLIKELY ALLY IN

ITS STAND AGAINST IRAN.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

AND GOOD EVENING, I'M

HEATHER CELLS, A WIN AND A

LOSS ON THE PRO-LIFE FRONT.

VOTERS IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW

MEXICO, DEFEATED A BAN ON

LATE-TERM ABORTIONS.

WHILE IN TEXAS, A TOUGH

ABORTION LAW NOW STANDS

AFTER THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

REFUSED TO INTERVENE.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS OUR TOP

STORY.

Reporter: IN TEXAS, A

VICTORY FOR THE PRO-LIFE

MOVEMENT.

A THIRD OF THE STATE'S

ABORTION CLINICS WILL REMAIN

CLOSED.

AFTER THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

DECIDED NOT TO INTERVENE.

BACK IN JULY, THE TEXAS

LEGISLATURE PASSED A LAW

REQUIRING DOCTORS WHO

PERFORM ABORTIONS IN CLINICS

TO HAVE ADMITTING PRIVILEGES

AT A NEARBY HOSPITAL.

ONE OUT OF THREE WOMEN IN

TEXAS WILL NOW BE UNABLE TO

ACCESS SAFE ABORTION

SERVICES.

Reporter: BUT

SUPPORTERS SAY MAKING

CLINICS MEET HIGHER

STANDARDS PROTECTS

PATIENTS.

IT MAKES SURE THE ANYONE

PERFORMING ABORTIONS IN THE

STATE OF TEXAS IS DOING SO

IN A FACILITY THAT MEETS

APPROPRIATE SAFETY

GUIDELINES.

THAT IS REASONABLE.

THAT IS COMMON SENSE.

Reporter: MEANWHILE, IN

ALBUQUERQUE, VOTERS REJECTED

A BALLOT MEASURE THAT WOULD

HAVE BANNED ABORTIONS AFTER

20 WEEKS.

IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT

FOR WOMEN TO HAVE CONTROL

OVER THEIR OWN LIVES.

WELL, WE ARE

DISAPPOINTED.

WE WILL COME BACK STRONGER.

WE WILL KEEP MOVING

FORWARD.

WE WILL NEVER BACK DOWN.

WE WILL NEVER GIVE UP.

Reporter: ACROSS THE

COUNTRY, PRO-LIFERS ARE

TARGETING LATE-TERM

ABORTIONS AND CITING

HORRIFIC PRACTICES THAT GO

ALONG WITH THEM.

FORMER WORKERS AT ONE CLINIC

DESCRIBED BABIES BEING BORN

ALIVE DAILY AND KILLED AT

THE HAND OF AN ABORTIONIST.

WHEN HE DID AN ABORTION,

ESPECIALLY OVER 20-WEEK

ABORTION, MOST OF THE TIME

THE FETUS WOULD COME

COMPLETELY OUT BEFORE HE

EITHER CUT THE SPINAL CORD

OR HE INTRODUCED ONE OF THE

INSTRUMENTS INTO THE SOFT

SPOT OF THE FETUS IN ORDER

TO KILL THE FETUS.

BUT I WASN'T AWARE.

I THOUGHT, WELL, IT'S AN

ABORTION.

THAT'S WHAT HE DOES.

BUT I WASN'T AWARE THAT IT

WAS ILLEGAL.

AND, OF COURSE, THE FETUS

WOULD STILL BE ALIVE BECAUSE

HE WAS STILL MOVING.

OF COURSE, YOU COULD SEE THE

STOMACH BREATHING --

Reporter: YOU SAW THIS

HAPPEN?

OH, YES.

I THINK EVERY MORNING I SAW

SEVERAL OCCASIONS.

Reporter: CHARLENE

ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

FOLLOWING THE TEXAS

DECISION, "LIFE DYNAMICS" IS

WARNING DOCTORS IN HOSPITALS

THAT ABORTION CLINICS MAY

TRY TO RECRUIT THEM OR

ASSOCIATE WITH THEM IN SOME

WAY IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH

THE LAW, BUT MAY NOT MENTION

THEY PROVIDE ABORTION

SERVICES.

ARGUMENTS WERE HEARD TODAY

IN THE LATEST FRAUD CASE

AGAINST PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

THIS ONE INVOLVING AN IOWA

AFFILIATE.

IT WAS FILED BY PEOPLE THERE

WHO MANAGED A PLANNED

PARENTHOOD CLINIC FOR 17

YEARS BEFORE SHE BECAME

PRO-LIFE.

SHE SAYS THE OFFICE HAD

INELIGIBLE CLAIMS FOR

REIMBURSEMENTS.

THEY DON'T EXPECT A RULING

FOR SEVERAL MONTHS.

THIS IS A CASE THAT BEGAN TO

UNFOLD WHEN PLANNED

PARENTHOOD MADE PLANS TO

BEGIN WEBCAM ABORTIONS OF

ITS IOWA FACILITIES.

SHE SAYS THE WEBCAM

ABORTIONS ARE A BIG

MONEY-MAKER.

WE'RE INSTRUCTED TO SAY

WE CAN TAKE CARE OF THAT

PROBLEM TODAY, 45 MINUTES IN

AND OUT.

MY BOSS SAID, IF YOU ARE

BREATHING, YOU CAN DO IT.

IT HELPS IF YOU'VE RUN A JOY

STICK BECAUSE IT IS A LOT

LIKE PLAYING A VIDEO GAME.

Reporter: SHE WAS

FORCED TO RESIGN HER

POSITION AS A CLINIC MANAGER

WHEN SHE CHANGED HER MIND ON

ABORTION.

AND JOINING US TO DISCUSS

THESE PRO-LIFE HEADLINES IS

KRISTIN HAWKINS WITH

"STUDENTS FOR LIFE."

A LOT TO TALK ABOUT HERE

TODAY.

LET'S START IN TEXAS.

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS GOING

TO HAPPEN THERE NEXT?

WELL, WHAT IS GOING IS

THE SUPREME COURT SAID

THEY'RE NOT READY TO TAKE UP

THIS CASE RIGHT NOW.

THEY'RE GOING TO LEAVE IT TO

THE LOWER COURT THERE.

THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE

HEARINGS STARTING THIS

JANUARY.

BUT IN THE MEANTIME, OVER A

THIRD OF TEXAS ABORTION

FACILITIES HAVE TO CLOSE

DOWN BECAUSE THEIR DOCTORS

DON'T HAVE ADMITTING

PRIVILEGES IN HOSPITALS

WITHIN 30 MILES FROM THEIR

FACILITY.

IT SOUNDS LIKE THE NUMBER

OF ABORTIONS MAY GO DOWN AT

LEAST AT THIS POINT?

THAT'S RIGHT.

AND WOMEN ARE GOING TO BE

PROTECTED.

THE LAW SAYS IF YOU'RE NOT A

PHYSICIAN, IN GOOD STANDING

WITH A LOCAL HOSPITAL, YOU

CAN'T DO ABORTIONS.

THAT SHOULD BE ACROSS THE

BOARD FOR ANY PHYSICIAN

PERFORMING ANY PROCEDURE.

MOVING A LITTLE TO THE

WEST IN ALBUQUERQUE, DO YOU

THINK THE MUNICIPAL ABORTION

VOTE THERE THAT WAS DEFEATED

YESTERDAY, WILL THAT HINDER

OTHER LOCAL PRO-LIFE

EFFORTS?

NO.

ACTUALLY, I THINK IT IS

GOING TO SERVE TO INSPIRE

PRO-LIFERS ACROSS THE

COUNTRY.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME A

CITY-WIDE BAN HAS EVER BEEN

VOTED ON.

AND PEOPLE ARE SICK AND

TIRED OF PEOPLE WAITING ON

WASHINGTON, D.C. TO DO

SOMETHING ABOUT ABORTION.

SO PEOPLE ARE ALREADY

GETTING READY IN OTHER

CITIES ACROSS THE UNITED

STATES TO FIGURE OUT HOW CAN

WE DO WHAT THEY DID IN

ALBUQUERQUE.

DO YOU THINK IT COULD

INSPIRE THE ABORTION CROWD

AS WELL?

IS THIS REALLY A GOOD

STRATEGY, TO GO TO THE LOCAL

LEVEL?

I THINK THIS IS A GREAT

STRATEGY.

BECAUSE I'VE BEEN TO

ALBUQUERQUE SEVERAL TIMES,

AND PEOPLE JUST PASS BY THIS

LATE-TERM CAPITAL OF THE

WORLD.

AND NOBODY IN ALBUQUERQUE

KNEW THIS WAS HAPPENING.

NOBODY IN THE CHURCHES KNEW

THEY WERE THE LATE-TERM

ABORTION CAPITAL OF THE

WORLD.

NOW EVERYONE IN ALBUQUERQUE

KNOWS WHAT IS GOING ON.

I DON'T EXPECT THAT ABORTION

FACILITY TO STAY THERE MUCH

LONGER NOW.

AND KRISTIN, TODAY

PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS BACK

IN FEDERAL COURT OR FRAUD

CHARGES.

HOW BIG OF A PROBLEM DO YOU

THINK THIS IS?

THIS IS A TREND THAT

PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS HAVING

TO FACE.

JUST THIS AUGUST THEY WERE

CONVICTED OF FRAUDING THE

STATE OF TEXAS OVER

$4 MILLION IN TAXPAYER

FUNDS.

NOW THIS LAWSUIT TODAY FROM

SUE SAYER IN IOWA IS

ALLEGING $28 MILLION OF

FRAUD.

AND THEY STILL HAVE A CASE

IN CALIFORNIA FROM A FORMER

EMPLOYEE CHARGING OVER

$180 MILLION IN FRAUD.

THIS IS SOMETHING THEY ARE,

HERE IN WASHINGTON, TAKING A

LOOK AT.

IT MAY IMPACT THEIR FUTURE

FUNDING OF PLANNED

PARENTHOOD IF THEY'RE

CONVICTED IN THESE CASES.

A LOT OF INTERESTING

DEVELOPMENTS.

KRISTIN HAWKINS, THANKS FOR

YOUR TIME.

THANKS FOR HAVING ME ON.

BILLY GRAHAM HAS BEEN

HOSPITALIZED FOR THE SECOND

TIME IN ONE MONTH.

HE IS BATTLING RESPIRATORY

CONGESTION.

A SPOKESMAN SAYS HE IS

EXPECTED TO RETURN HOME IN A

DAY OR TWO.

REVEREND GRAHAM HAS BEEN

HOSPITALIZED SEVERAL TIMES

IN THE PAST FEW YEARS.

HE RECENTLY CELEBRATED HIS

95th BIRTHDAY IN ASHVILLE,

NORTH CAROLINA.

WELL, PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS

HE IS GOING TO HAVE TO

REBRAND OBAMACARE TO SELL IT

TO A SKEPTICAL PUBLIC.

BUT ONE EXPERT SAYS THE

WORST EFFECTS OF THE LAW

HAVE YET TO EVEN HIT

AMERICANS.

DALE HURD HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: BETSY

MCCAUGHEY, WHO HAS POURED

OVER EVERY DETAIL OF THE

2700 PAGE HEALTH CARE LAW

SAYS FOR STARTERS, OBAMACARE

IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

FIRST OF ALL, THEY JAMMED

IT THROUGH THE SENATE ON

CHRISTMAS EVE, IN VIOLATION

OF THE CONSTITUTION, WHICH

SAYS ALL BILLS THAT RAISE

REVENUE SHOULD ORIGINATE IN

THE HOUSE.

THEY TOOK A HOUSE BILL THAT

HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH

HEALTH CARE, AND THEY

STRIPPED EVERY WORD OUT OF

IT AND THEN FILLED IT WITH

THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, AND

PASSED IT.

IT WAS A SHAM.

IT WAS UNCONSTITUTIONAL FROM

THE BEGINNING.

Reporter: AND MCCAUGHEY

SAYS THANKS TO OBAMACARE,

EVERYONE IN AMERICA WILL

EVENTUALLY GO FROM RECEIVING

WORLD CLASS MEDICAL CARE TO

GETTING MEDICAID MEDICAL

CARE.

IF YOU SIGN UP FOR ONE OF

THESE EXCHANGE PLANS,

CHANCES ARE YOU'RE NOT GOING

TO BE ABLE TO USE THE

DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS YOU

CURRENTLY PREFER.

BECAUSE THESE EXCHANGE PLANS

PAY MUCH LESS THAN CURRENT

COMMERCIAL INSURANCE PLANS

PAY DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS.

IT IS MEDICAID-LEVEL CARE.

IF YOU'RE IN CALIFORNIA, YOU

CAN'T GO TO CEDAR SINAI OR

TO THE UNIVERSITY OF

CALIFORNIA HOSPITALS.

Reporter: MCCAUGHEY

SAYS IT IS GOING TO GET EVEN

WORSE AS MORE AND MORE

AMERICANS LOSE HEALTH CARE

WHEN EMPLOYERS DECIDE IT IS

JUST TOO EXPENSIVE.

AND SHE FEARS SOME PEOPLE

WILL DIE BECAUSE OF

OBAMACARE.

AND WHAT IS UNBELIEVABLE

IS THAT CONGRESS WAS WARNED

BEFORE THEY EVER PASSED THIS

LAW THAT FEWER PEOPLE WOULD

GET ON THE JOB COVERAGE

AFTER THE LAW PASSED THAN IF

IT DIDN'T PASS.

IMAGINE THAT, THE

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

SAID IT WOULD DECREASE THE

NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH

EMPLOYER-PROVIDED HEALTH

CARE COVERAGE, AND THEY

PASSED IT ANYWAY.

Reporter: BUT NOW EVEN

DEMOCRATS ARE BEGINNING TO

RUN FROM THE VERY HEALTH

CARE MONSTER THEY RAMMED

THROUGH CONGRESS ON A PARTY

LINE VOTE.

AND MANY MAY HELP

REPUBLICANS REPEAL IT.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

PAID PROFESSIONAL HACKERS

AND CYBERSECURITY EXPERTS

HAVE ONE SUGGESTION FOR THE

OBAMACARE WEBSITE, SHUT IT

DOWN.

AT LEAST UNTIL THE MAJOR

SECURITY RISKS ARE

ADDRESSED.

THEY SAY THE WEBSITE IS

SUSCEPTIBLE TO HACKERS AND

CRIMINALS.

AND THE WOULD-BE CRIMINALS

COULD GAIN ACCESS TO SOCIAL

SECURITY NUMBERS, BIRTHDAYS,

AND INCOME.

ONE EXPERT WARNED HACKERS

COULD EVEN ACCESS, ENABLE,

AND MONITOR A WEBCAM AND

MICROPHONE AND STEAL

PASSWORDS.

TEXAS REPUBLICAN LAMAR SMITH

SAYS GIVEN THE MASSIVE

AMOUNT OF PERSONAL DATA

COLLECTED BY THE WEBSITE, IT

IS TIME TO TAKE OBAMACARE

OFF OF LIFE SUPPORT.

WELL, ALMOST TWO WEEKS AFTER

A DEADLY TYPHOON SLAMMED

INTO THE PHILIPPINES, REMOTE

VILLAGES DEVASTATED BY THE

STORM ARE GETTING AID FOR

THE FIRST TIME.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THE STORY

FROM THE PHILIPPINES.

George: CBN DISASTER

RELIEF TEAMS LITERALLY SPENT

THE DAY CHOPPING THEIR WAY

INTO THE INTERIOR VILLAGES.

VILLAGES.

THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING

TO REACH THESE COMMUNITIES,

BUT THEY ARE OVERRUN BY THE

SCALE OF THE DISASTER.

George: SO AT DAWN THIS

MORNING, FRANCISCO AND HIS

TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS SET OUT

TO BRING EMERGENCY SUPPLIES

TO VILLAGERS IN LUDEN, A TWO

HOUR DRIVE FROM TACLOBAN.

BUT THEY HAD A FEW

CHALLENGES GETTING THERE.

AS YOU CAN SEE, IT IS NOT

EASY TRAVELLING TO THESE

FAR-FLUNG AREAS.

THE ROADS ARE BAD.

THERE ARE FALLEN TREES ON

TOP OF POWER LINES.

George: FINALLY, THE

TRUCK GETS THROUGH.

AND PEOPLE ARE WALKING RIGHT

BEHIND.

THIS IS DESPERATION.

WE JUST FINISHED CUTTING A

HUGE LOG OUT OF A MAJOR

THOROUGHFAIR, TRYING TO GET

INTO THIS DEEP INTERIOR

PARTS OF THE VILLAGE, AND WE

ARE TRULY BRINGING THE FIRST

RELIEF SUPPLIES INTO THE

COMMUNITY.

IT IS THE ONGOING CHALLENGE,

THE ONGOING EFFORTS TO

SLOWLY BRING THESE

DEVASTATED AREAS BACK TO

LIFE.

AND WITHIN MINUTES OF

ARRIVING AT THE DISTRIBUTION

SITE, THEY COME FROM ALL

CORNERS OF THE VILLAGE.

MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN, THE

YOUNG AND OLD, GRATEFUL TO

SEE HELP FINALLY ARRIVE.

EVERY TIME PEOPLE SEE

OUTSIDERS COMING INTO THE

VILLAGE, IT GIVES THEM

HOPE.

ANY ASSISTANCE IS A BIG HELP

FOR THEM.

George: BEFORE HANDING

OUT THE AID, FRANCISCO TAKES

A MOMENT TO SPEAK A LEFT

BLESSING OVER THE VILLAGE.

I TELL THEM NOTHING IS

IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD.

WHATEVER THE CIRCUMSTANCES,

GOD WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR

YOU.

George: THEN THE

DISTRIBUTION BEGINS, WITH

EACH PERSON GETTING RICE,

BABY FORMULA, TUNA, BREAD

AND WATER.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME

ANYBODY HAS COME TO OUR

VILLAGE WAY AID.

George: IN ONE CORNER

OF THE COURTYARD A SIGN

READS "HELP, HUNGER

STRIKES."

ANOTHER READS "WE NEED

PRAYERS."

WE ARE SO HAPPY YOU CAME

TO OUR VILLAGE TODAY TO

BRING US THESE GOODS.

IT WILL GO A LONG WAY TO

HELPING US RECOVER.

George: AROUND THIS

VILLAGE, THE PICTURE IS

STILL ONE OF UTTER

DEVASTATION.

MILE AFTER MILE, ALONG THE

INLAND ROADS, EVERY HOME

BEARS THE SCARS OF TYPHOON

HAIYAN'S FEROCIOUS WINDS.

BUT TODAY WAS ONE SMALL STEP

FOR THEIR COMMUNITY, AND A

COUNTRY FACING THE DAUNTING

TASK OF REBUILDING HOMES AND

SHATTERED LIVES.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS,

LUDEN, PHILIPPINES.

COMING UP, WHAT TAKING IT

EASY ON IRAN'S NUCLEAR

AMBITIONS TO MEAN TO THE

WORLD.

Heather: WORLD POWERS

RESUME NEGOTIATIONS WITH

IRAN OVER ITS NUCLEAR

PROGRAM TODAY.

ISRAELIS ARE CONCERNED AN

AGREEMENT COULD ALLOW IRAN

TO MAKE A NUCLEAR BOMB.

BUT AS CHRIS MITCHELL

REPORTS FROM JERUSALEM,

ISRAEL MAY HAVE A NEW ALLY

ANDITS STAND.

Reporter: ISRAEL GOT A

BOOST THIS WEEK DURING A

THREE-DAY VISIT BY FRENCH

PRESIDENT FRANCOIS

HOLLANDE.

HE STOPPED THE LAST ROUND OF

TALKS IN GENEVA WHEN IT

REFUSED IRAN'S TERMS.

IN A SPEECH, HOLLANDE SAID

HE WOULD HOLD THE LINE ON

SANCTIONS.

IT IS NOW FOR IRAN TO

RESPOND, NOT JUST WITH

WORDS, BUT WITH CONCRETE

MEASURES THAT ARE

VERIFIABLE.

AND I AFFIRM HERE THAT

SANCTIONS WILL BE MAINTAINED

UNTIL IRAN HAS DEFINITELY

REMOVED ITS NUCLEAR WEAPONS

PROGRAM.

Reporter: HOLLANDE'S

SPEECH WAS GOOD NEWS FOR

ISRAELI LEADERS WHO FEEL AN

INTERIM AGREEMENT WOULD LET

IRAN OFF THE SANCTIONS

HOOK.

THIS IS ONE OF OUR

CONCERNS.

THASINCE THIS INTERIM

AGREEMENT IS SO GOOD FOR

IRAN AND SO CONVENIENT FOR

THE IRANIANS, THEY ARE

GIVING ENTIRELY NOTHING AND

GETTING A LOT OF DEDUCTIONS

ON THE SANCTION AND THE LICH

MATIOLEGITIMATIZATION IS A

NUCLEAR COUNTRY.

Reporter: MICHELE

BACHMANN WAS IN ISRAEL THIS

MONTH AND TOLD CBN NEWS IT

IS THE WRONG TIME TO GO EASY

ON IRAN.

JUST WHEN ECONOMIC

SANCTIONS ARE REALLY

WORKING, WE'VE GOT IRAN

EXACTLY WHERE THEY'RE ABOUT

TO HAVE THEIR BACK BROKEN,

THEY'RE DOWN ON THEIR KNEES,

AND JUST WHEN THEY'RE DOWN

ON THEIR KNEES, THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION WANTS TO PULL

ALL OF THE PRESSURE BACK AND

THEY WANT TO GIVE IRAN THE

SPACE THEY NEED, IN ADDITION

TO THE LUXURY OF TIME, TO

FINISH THEIR PROJECT OF

DEVELOPING A NUCLEAR

WEAPON.

Reporter: BACHMANN

BELIEVES THE NUCLEAR PROGRAM

AND KHAMENEI THREATEN BOTH

ISRAEL AND THE WEST.

KHAMENEI WILL NOT ONLY

USE A NUCLEAR WEAPON AGAINST

ISRAEL.

THEY WILL USE IT AGAINST ANY

OTHER CIVIL COUNTRY.

THEY WILL USE IT AGAINST THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

DON'T THINK FOR A MOMENT

THEY WILL.

THEY SEEK THE ELIMINATION OF

THE UNITED STATES AS SURELY

AS THE ELIMINATION OF

ISRAEL.

Reporter: THE GULF

STATES ACROSS THE PERSIAN

GULF, AND ESPECIALLY SAUDI

ARABIA, SEE IRAN AS ISRAEL

DOES.

I THINK THE EVIDENCE IS

UNDENIABLE THAT THE ISRAELI

AND SAUDI POSITIONS,

VIS-A-VIS IRAN, AND THE NEED

TO PREVENT A NUCLEAR IRAN,

AND THE DEEP CONCERNS

REGARDING THE CURRENT EVENTS

IN GENEVA AND THE

NEGOTIATIONS -- THE EVIDENCE

OF THAT IS UNMISTAKABLE.

Reporter: IN THE

MEANTIME, ISRAEL IS

CAMPAIGNING AGAINST ANY

AGREEMENT THAT WOULD ALLOW

IRAN TO GET A NUCLEAR BOMB.

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU WILL BE

IN MOSCOW THIS WEEK TO LOBBY

VLADIMIR PUTIN.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Heather: UP NEXT, A BIG

MOVE BY A PROMINENT

CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, HOPING

TO BREAK NEW GROUNDS IN

ONLINE EDUCATION.

Heather: ONE OF THE

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN

ONLINE EDUCATION RIGHT NOW

CENTERS AROUND A NEW TYPE OF

TEACHING.

IT IS KNOWN AS MASSIVE OPEN

ONLINE COURSES.

MORE THAN SIX MILLION

STUDENTS ARE ENROLLED IN

THESE CLASSES.

THEY ARE ATTRACTIVE BECAUSE

THEY OFFER TOP RATE

EDUCATION TO AN UNLIMITED

NUMBER OF STUDENTS AND

THEY'RE USUALLY FREE.

NOW REGENT UNIVERSITY IS

OFFERING A LINE KNOWN AS

LIGHT AND TRUTH.

THE CHRISTIAN ONLINE CLASSES

WILL FEATURE LECTURES AND

TEACHING MATERIAL PROVIDED

BY REGENT, AS WELL AS CBN,

AND THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR

LAW AND JUSTICE.

JOINING US NOW WITH MORE IS

DR. REANO.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

Heather: WHY IS REGENT

DOING THIS?

IT'S SIMPLE.

IT MEANS LIGHT AND TRUTH.

AND NOW WE WANT TO EXPAND

AND ENHANCE OUR BRAND

THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO

THIS WITH A MOOT PLATFORM.

AND, AGAIN, IT'S ABOUT IT'S

MISSION.

LIGHT AND TRUTH AND WISDOM

TO EVERY PERSON IN THE

WORLD.

Heather: SO THERE WILL

BE A LOT OF CHRISTIAN

CONTENT IN THIS MOOK.

YES.

IT WILL BE A CHRISTIAN MOOK,

CHRISTIAN CONTEXT.

WE CAN OFFER LOTS OF

CONTENT, IN BUSINESS, THE

HUMANITIES, CHRISTIAN

MINISTRY.

IT IS AN EDUCATIONAL

PLATFORM FOR EVERYONE

THROUGHOUT THE WORLD TO

ACQUIRE GREAT CONTENT, OPEN

FREE TO OTHERS.

AND FOR THOSE WHO WANT A

CREDIT-BEARING DEGREE IN THE

FUTURE, WE'RE GOING TO OFFER

THAT AS WELL.

Heather: IS THERE A

PARTICULAR STUDENT YOU'RE

AIMING FOR?

AGAIN, IT IS OPEN TO

EVERYONE.

IT IS FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN'T

COME TO OUR CAMPUS, IN OTHER

PARTS OF THE WORLD OR THE

UNITED STATES, AND WHO CAN'T

COME HERE.

BUT THEY WANT A HIGH-LEVEL

EDUCATION.

THIS IS FOR THEM.

AND IT WILL BE VERY

ENGAGING.

MOST ARE VERY BORING.

BUT HERE WE WANT TO MAKE IT

ENGAGING, INTERACTIVE, RICH,

AND INFORMATIVE.

WE WANT A TRANS

TRANSFORMATIONAL EXPERIENCE

FOR THE STUDENT.

ULTIMATE TRUTH AND BEAUTY

AND LIGHT AND WISDOM.

THAT'S THE GOAL.

THAT'S THE TARGET.

Heather: WHERE DO YOU

SEE THIS TREND GOING.

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE JUMPING

IN RIGHT NOW.

HOW IS IT ALL GOING TO FILL

OUT, DO YOU THINK?

ONE OF THE KEY ISSUES IS

THE ECONOMY CAN'T SUPPORT

THE CURRENT MARKET THE WAY

IT IS GOING.

FOR MANY, MOOKS ARE A WAY

OUT OF THIS.

MAYBE MORE ENROLLMENT AND

NUMBERS.

IT WILL BE THOSE

INSTITUTIONS THAT HAVE A

GREAT VISION, A CLEAR PLAN,

AND A GREAT BRAND THAT CAN

DO THIS.

AND REGENT UNIVERSITY IS A

LEADER.

OUR BASE IS ABOUT

TRANSFORMATION AND CHRISTIAN

LEADERSHIP TO CHANGE THE

WORLD.

WE THINK IT WILL BE A GREAT

NEW PLATFORM TO ADD TO ALL

WE'RE DO DOING TO CONTINUE

TO EXPAND THIS.

FOR MANY IT WILL BE ABOUT

NUMBERS IN ENROLLMENT, AND

FOR US IT WILL BE ABOUT

VISION.

Heather: DR. REMORENO,

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UP NEXT, OPRAH WINFREY,

LORETTA LYNN, AND FORMER

PRESIDENT BILLIO BILL

CLINTON, WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT

THESE THREE HAVE IN COMMON.

Heather: SO WHAT DO

LORETTA LYNN, OPRAH WINFREY,

AND BILL CLINTON HAVE IN

COMMON?

TODAY THEY JOINED 13 OTHERS

IN RECEIVING THE

PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF

FREEDOM.

IT IS PRESENTED TO PEOPLE

WHO MADE MERITORIOUS

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNITED

STATES.

LORETTA LYNN WAS 19 THE

FIRST TIME SHE WON BIG AT

THE LOCAL FAIR.

HER CANNED VEGETABLES

BROUGHT HOME 17 BLUE

RIBBONS.

[LAUGHTER]

Barry:

President Obama: AND

MADE HER CANNER OF THE

YEAR.

THAT IS IMPRESSIVE.

SHE'S COME A LONG WAY

SINCE THEN.

THE MEDAL WAS ESTABLISHED 50

YEARS AGO BY PRESIDENT

KENNEDY, AND SINCE THEN 500

PEOPLE HAVE RECEIVED IT.

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