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CBN NewsWatch: December 2, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Dec. 2: Expectations low for Obamacare website functionality, Filipinos determined to rise above disaster, and Christian boy tortured to death in India, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

DEADLINE MET.

THE QUESTIONS REMAIN WITH

THE OBAMACARE WEBSITE, AND

HOW LONG IT MIGHT TAKE FOR

INSURERS TO BE PAID.

PLUS THE LOSS OF A GLOBAL

CHRISTIAN TELEVISION

PIONEER, REMEMBERING THE

LIFE AND LEGACY OF PAUL

CROUTCH.

AND AN AMAZING WIN, THE

COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAME THAT

WILL BE TALKED ABOUT FOR

YEARS TO COME.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M HEATHER

CELLS.

Mark: AND I'M MARK

MARTIN.

THE OBAMACARE WEBSITE IS

WORKING BETTER, ACCORDING TO

THE WHITE HOUSE.

THE ADMINISTRATION SAID IT

MADE A SATURDAY DEADLINE TO

HAVE IT FIXED.

HOWEVER, THE WEBSITE'S

STABILITY IS STILL IN

QUESTION.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS MORE.

Reporter: THE WHITE

HOUSE IS HOPING A MORE

OPERATIONAL WEBSITE WILL

MARK A FRESH START FOR THE

PRESIDENT AND HIS HEALTH

CARE LAW.

ROUND-THE-CLOCK REPAIRS

LEADING UP TO SATURDAY'S

DEADLINE HAVE RESULTED IN

SOME IMPROVEMENTS.

I THINK THEY CAN EXPECT

TO HAVE A LOT LESS ISSUES

AND ERRORS WITH THEIR USER

EXPERIENCE.

Reporter: STILL AHEAD

OF THE DEADLINE, GOVERNMENT

OFFICIALS WORK TO KEEP

CONSUMERS EXPECTATIONS LOW,

PROVING JUST HOW DELICATE

SOME OF THOSE REPAIRS STILL

ARE.

Reporter: TO BE CLEAR,

NOVEMBER 30th DOES NOT

REPRESENT A RELAUNCH OF

HEALTHCARE.GOV.

Reporter: THE WHITE

HOUSE URGED PEOPLE TO SHOP

ON THE WEBSITE ONLY DURING

UNDERPEA OFF-PEAK HOURS.

THEY URGED AMERICANS TO

FOCUS ON THE PEOPLE WHO WILL

SOON HAVE INSURANCE, RATHER

THAN THE PROBLEMS WITH THE

WEBSITE.

THIS WEBSITE IS NOW

APPARENTLY FUNCTIONAL.

I HAVEN'T TRIED THE WEBSITE,

BUT IF THIS PROGRAM WORKS,

AND I THINK IT WILL, THREE

MONTHS FROM NOW A HUGE

NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T

HAVE HEALTH CARE INSURANCE

ARE GOING TO HAVE IT, AND

MOSTLY AT A BETTER PRICE.

Reporter: BUT

REPUBLICANS SAY WHILE PEOPLE

MAY NOW BE ABLE TO ACTUALLY

LOG ON, SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS

REMAIN.

I TALKED TO SOME PEOPLE

IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

THIS MORNING, AND THEY TOLD

ME THAT MOST OF THE FRONT

END MAY BE LOOKING GOOD.

PEOPLE MAY BE ABLE TO GET ON

AND GET RESPONSES, BUT THE

INFORMATION COMING OUT THE

BACK END TO THE INSURANCE

COMPANIES IS STILL GARBAGE.

Reporter: OTHER CRITICS

SAY THE REAL PROBLEM DOESN'T

LIE IN A BROKEN WEBSITE, BUT

IN A FLAWED LAW.

UNFORTUNATELY, AS PEOPLE

ENROLL, I THINK THERE IS

GOING TO BE A LOT OF

NEGATIVE SURPRISES AS TO

WHAT THEY'RE ABLE TO ENROLL

IN.

Mark: THAT WAS EPHRAIM

GRAHAM REPORTING.

WORK ON THE SITE CONTINUES

THROUGH THIS MONTH.

HOWEVER, THE AUTOMATED

PORTION THAT ACTUALLY PAYS

INSURERS WON'T BE READY

UNTIL SPRING OF NEXT YEAR.

PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCED

A PLAN TO CURE H.I.V.

HE SAYS HIS ADMINISTRATION

IS REDIRECTING $100 MILLION

TO FIND A NEW GENERATION OF

THERAPIES.

President Obama: THIS

IS A TIME OF REMEMBERING

FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES WE'VE

LOST, AND CELEBRATING

EXTRAORDINARY PROGRESS,

THANKS TO SOME PEOPLE IN

THIS ROOM, THAT WE'VE BEEN

ABLE TO MAKE, AND

RECOMMITTING OURSELVES TO

THE MISSION WE SHARE, WHICH

IS ACHIEVING AN AIDS-FREE

GENERATION.

THE PRESIDENT ALSO

ANNOUNCED THE U.S. PASSED

THE GOAL HE SET LAST YEAR TO

SUPPORT SIX MILLION PEOPLE

AROUND THE WORLD IN GETTING

ANTI-VIRAL DRUGS.

FEDERAL AUTHORITIES HAVE

BEGUN THEIR INVESTIGATION

INTO THAT DEADLY TRAIN CRASH

IN NEW YORK.

THE TRAIN FROM POUGHKEEPSIE

TO MANHATTAN'S STATION

DERAILED ON SUNDAY.

A PASSENGER SAYS THERE WAS

SMOKE AND DEBRIS EVERYWHERE,

AND PEOPLE WERE THROWN TO

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE

TRAIN.

IT WAS REPORTEDLY TRAVELLING

FASTER THAN THE SPEED LIMIT

IN THE AREA.

THE ACCIDENT IS THE SECOND

PASSENGER TRAIN DERAILMENT

THIS YEAR FOR THE RAIL

SERVICE.

Mark: NEW YORK CARDINAL

TIMOTHY DOLAN SAYS THE

AMERICAN DEBUT OVER GAY

MARRIAGE IS NOT OVER.

BUT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH MAY

HAVE BEEN OUTMARKETED.

HE EXPLAINED IN AN

INTERVIEW.

SOMETIMES WE'VE BEEN

CHARACTERED AS ANTI-GAY.

WE SAY, WAIT A MINUTE, WE'RE

PRO TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE.

WE'RE NOT ANTI-ANYBODY.

WHEN YOU HAVE FORCES LIKE

HOLLYWOOD, WHEN YOU HAVE

FORCES LIKE POLITICIANS,

WHEN YOU HAVE FORCES LIKE

SOME OPINION MOLDERS THAT

ARE BEHIND IT, IT IS A TOUGH

BATTLE.

Mark: DESPITE THE

DIFFICULTY, HE SAYS THE

CATHOLIC CHURCH WILL NOT

GIVE UP ITS POSITION.

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU IS

ACCUSED OF MAKING WAR WITH

THE UNITED STATES.

IN A SPEECH, THE NATION'S

FORMER PRIME MINISTER, AHUD

ULMAR BLASTED NETANYAHU FOR

NOT SUPPORTING THE U.S. IN

THE IRAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM.

NETANYAHU IS IN ROMEF ROME

FOR TWO DAYS.

HAND HE ALSO ATTENDED A

SYNAGOGUE IN ROME.

HE SAYS IRAN IS LOOKING FOR

ATOMIC BOMBS THAT THREATEN

NOT ONLY ISRAEL, BUT THE

WORLD.

IT IS A LONG ROAD BACK FOR

PEOPLE IN THE PHILIPPINES,

ESPECIALLY THOSE DEVASTATED

BY A CATASTROPHIC TYPHOON.

CBN BLESSING TEAMS ARE STILL

ON THE GROUND HELPING

SURVIVORS.

HERE IS LUCILLE TALUSEN WITH

AN UPDATE.

Reporter: IT IS A

WELCOME SIGN OF N NEW

LIFE.

VICTIMS UP ON THEIR FEET,

AND CLEARING RUBBLE AND

GETTING CASH TO WORK.

THIS MAKES DEVASTATED AREAS

MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR

MUCH-NEEDED HUMANITARIAN

HELP AND SUPPLIES.

THE VILLAGE OF TACLOBAN IS

ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT.

THIS MAN AND SOME NEIGHBORS

ARE RETURNING TO THEIR

VILLAGE, DESPITE THE

INCONVENIENCE OF LIVING IN

MAKESHIFT SHELTERS AND LACK

OF BASIC NEEDS, LIKE WATER.

WE DON'T HAVE CLEAN WATER

BECAUSE THE WATER PIPES WERE

DESTROYED.

Reporter:

"OPERATION BLESSING" VICE

PRESIDENT FOR INTERNATIONAL

PROGRAMS, DAVID DARK, SET UP

A WATER CHLORINATION STATION

IN THE VILLAGE.

WE BROUGHT THIS EQUIPMENT

THAT COULD MANUFACTURE

LIQUID CALO CHLORINE, WHICH

THEY CAN USE TO PURIFY THEIR

WATER.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THIS IS A BIG HELP BECAUSE

NOW WE HAVE CLEAN DRINKING

WATER, AND WE DON'T HAVE TO

WORRY ABOUT GETTING SICK

BECAUSE OF DIRTY WATER.

SO FAR CBN DISASTER

RELIEF AND "OPERATION

BLESSING" TEAMS HAVE HELPED

MORE THAN 50,000 PEOPLE

HERE.

THEY'VE PROVIDED FEEDING,

MEDICAL MISSIONS AND TRAUMA

COUNSELLING.

THE EFFORTS ARE CONTINUALLY

SIMULTANEOUSLY IN HARD-HIT

AREAS.

TACLOBAN CITY MAYOR IS

GRATEFUL FOR THE PARTNERSHIP

WITH CBN.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK

CBN, "OPERATION BLESSING."

I'M NOT SURPRISED YOU ARE

HERE.

ACTUALLY, I WAS EXPECTING

YOU TO COME.

AND TO BE PARTNERS IN

BUILDING THIS CITY.

Reporter: THE

DEVASTATION LEFT BY THE

TYPHOON WAS CATASTROPHIC.

BUT THEY ARE HOPEFULLY WITH

GOD'S HELP THEY WILL ONCE

AGAIN RISE ABOVE.

Mark: THE NATIONAL

SECURITY COUNCIL WAS URGING

NORTH KOREA TO RELEASE TWO

DETAINED AMERICANS.

85-YEAR-OLD MERRILL NEWMAN

HAS BEEN HELD FOR MORE THAN

A MONTH.

AND KENNETH BAE HAS SPENT A

YEAR PLUS BEHIND BARS.

HIS FAMILY SAID OVER THE

WEEKEND THEY ARE PRAYING FOR

BOTH MEN TO BE RELEASED.

NEWMAN WAS SHOWN ON STATE

MEDIA READING AN APOLOGY FOR

WAR CRIMES DURING THE KOREAN

WAR AND, QUOTE,"HOS TAI,

QUOTE,, QUOTE,"HOSTILE

ACTS," THERE.

ANWAL WAS TORTURED TO DEATH

FOR HIS FAITH IN CHRIST.

HIS BODY WAS FOUND IN A POND

LAST WEEK BRUTALLY BEATEN,

HOWEVER HIS CAUSE OF DEATH

WAS DROWNING.

ANWAL'S PARENTS HAD LAST

SEEN THEIR SON ALIVE

NOVEMBER 17th, LEAVING FOR

SUNDAY SCHOOL.

CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION IS ON

THE RISE IN INDIA.

TRINITY BROADCASTING

BROADCASTING NETWORK CO

FOUNDER PAUL CROUTCH DIED ON

SUNDAY.

HE NEVER SLOWED DOWN IN

THE WORK HE BELIEVED GOD

CALLED HIM TO DO.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS A LOOK

AT HIS LEGACY AND REACTION

TO HIS PASSING.

ALL OVER THE COUNTRY,

THEY'RE COMING TO KNOW

JESUS.

THE CHURCH OUGHT TO REJOICE

BECAUSE THE WHOLE WORLD IS

GETTING SAVED.

HALLELUJAH.

Reporter: HE FOUNDED

T.B T.B. N. IN 1973.

FELLOW MINISTERS JOINED

OTHERS ON T.B.N.'S SOCIAL

MEDIA, POURING OUT

TRIBUTES.

ONE POSTED, "PAUL CROUTCH

CHANGED THE COURSE OF

CHRISTIAN HISTORY, BY

SPREADING THE GOSPEL OF

JESUS CHRIST TO THE NATIONS

OF THE WORLD EVERY DAY."

PAUL CROUTCH PASSED AWAY AT

2:32 ON SATURDAY.

HE WAS HOSPITALIZED IN

OCTOBER, BUT SOON RETURNED

TO WORK.

HE BROADCAST FROM VARIOUS

LOCATIONS AROUND THE WORLD

IN RECENT WEEKS.

HE MIGHT HAVE KNOWN HIS TIME

WAS SHORT.

HERE IS WHAT HE HAD TO SAY

TO HIS SON MATTHEW LAST

MONTH IN LONDON.

MY SON, YOUR WILDERNESS

IS JUST BEGINNING IN A WAY.

I'LL BE HEADING ON HOME TO

GLORY BEFORE LONG.

GOD BLESS YOU.

BUT I CAN TELL YOU, SON, THE

SAME GOD THAT PROVIDED FOR

JAN AND ME AND ALL OF THIS

T.B.N.

WILL PROVIDE FOR YOU.

Pat: PAUL WAS A DEAR

FRIEND OF MINE.

EVERY TIME I WAS WITH HIM,

IT WAS A REAL BOND.

WE'VE KNOWN EACH OTHER FOR

DECADES.

I'VE BEEN AMAZED AT THE

GROWTH OF T.B.N.

HE KEPT GOING ON.

THE STATION AFTER STATION

OVERSEAS AND SATELLITES AND

ALL OF THE REST OF IT, HAS

BEEN REALLY REMARKABLE.

AGAIN, WE SHARE WITH MANY

THE MOURNING OF -- THE

PASSING OF OUR BROTHER.

BUT HE IS IN A BETTER

PLACE.

Reporter: CBN PROGRAMS

ARE AMONG THE MANY POPULAR

CHRISTIAN PROGRAMS FEATURED

ON T.B T.B.N.

PAUL CROUTCH AND HIS FAMILY

CELEBRATED T.B.N.'S

ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR, WITH

MORE THAN 18,000

AFFILIATES.

BUT IN RECENT DAYS, THE

79-YEAR-OLD FOUNDER HAD BEEN

SPEAKING OF HIS FINAL

JOURNEY AND DESTINATION.

JUST THINK, FROM JESUS

OWN LIPS, WELL DONE, GOD AND

FAITHFUL SERVANT.

PAUL

Mark: WITH ALL OF THE

HOLIDAY MOVIES COMING OUT

BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF

THE YEAR, PARENTS HAVE A LOT

TO LOOK AT WHEN IT COME TO

WHAT THEIR CHILDREN ARE

SEEING IN THEATERS.

THE COUNCIL SAYS IT COULD BE

DIFFICULT IN MORE THAN ONE

WAY, WITH A RATING SYSTEM

THAT MAY NOT BE

TRUSTWORTHY.

HERE TO DISCUSS THAT IS TIM

WINTER WITH THE P.D. C.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

FIRST YOU SAY THE RATING

SYSTEM CANNOT BE TRUSTED.

TALK ABOUT THAT.

WHAT PARENTS DON'T KNOW

AND WHAT IS VERY DISTURBING

IS THAT EVERY SINGLE RATING

IS ASSIGNED BY THE

ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY, ON

ITS OWN PRODUCT.

AND THEY ARE FINANCIALLY

MOTIVATED TO RATE THESE AGE

RATINGS YOUNGER THAN THEY

REALLY SHOULD BE BECAUSE

THEY'RE MORE PROFITABLE.

MORE FAMILIES WILL GO SEE A

P.G. OR PG-13 RATING THAN AN

R-RATED MOVIE.

Mark: ONE EXAMPLE COULD

BE THERE COULD BE JUST AS

MUCH VIOLENCE IN A PG-13

MOVIE AS AN R-MOVIE?

EXACTLY.

AND THERE IS RESEARCH THAT

SHOWS THAT IS EXACTLY THE

WAY THINGS ARE IN REAL

LIFE.

THERE IS MORE VIOLENCE IN

PG-13 MOVIES THAN THERE IS

IN R-RATED MOVIES.

AND THE VIOLENCE IS JUST AS

GRAPHIC IN THE PG-13

MOVIES.

WHEN PARENTS LOOK AT WHAT'S

ON PRIME TIME BROADCAST

TELEVISION, ACCORDING TO THE

TELEVISION NETWORKS, EVERY

SINGLE SHOW ON PRIME TIME

NETWORK TELEVISION IS RATED

APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN AS

YOUNG AS 14.

EVERY SHOW.

Mark: WOW!

DO YOU SEE ANY LASTING

CHANGES COMING OUT OF

HOLLYWOOD TO PROTECT

CHILDREN?

NO.

THEY'RE DOUBLING DOWN AND

TRYING TO DIG THEIR HEELS IN

DEEPER.

IT IS IMPORTANT AT THIS

POINT IN TIME FOR PARENTS TO

STEP UP AND BE MORE VOCAL,

EXPRESS MORE CONCERN.

THERE IS ACTUALLY A

GOVERNING BODY THAT IS

SUPPOSED TO OVERSEE THE

CONTENT RATING SHOW OF

TELEVISION SHOWS.

MOST PARENTS DON'T EVEN KNOW

IT EXISTS.

A MOVIE PRODUCER, LIKE

HARVEY WINESTEIN, CAN

PRODUCE A VERY VIOLENT MOVIE

AND HE CAN LOBBY THE MOTION

PICTURE ASSOCIATION THAT

RATES THE FILM, HE CAN PUT

IN INTENSE PRESSURE FOR THEM

TO LOWER THE GRADE AGE, AND

HE IS USUALLY SUCCESSFUL.

AS A PARENT, WE HAVE TO

CONTACT THE M.P. A.A. AND

LET THEM KNOW THIS IS NOT

OKAY.

Mark: ANYTHING ELSE

PARENTS CAN DO, TIM?

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

THEY CAN DO IS BE INFORMED,

MAKE INFORMED CHOICES.

AND USE NOT JUST THE RATINGS

GUIDE, BUT THERE ARE OTHER

ORGANIZATIONS THAT ALSO DO

GOOD WORK, RATING MATERIAL

FOR THEIR AUDIENCES.

BE AN INFORMED CONSUMER, AND

MAKE SURE YOUR CHILDREN ARE

PROTECTED FROM THIS STUFF.

IT IS HARMFUL AND HAS

LONG-LASTING CONSEQUENCES.

Mark: TIM WINTER,

THANKS FOR YOUR TIME AND

ADVICE.

MY PLEASURE.

WHEN IT COMES TO

SHOPPING, SOME 131 MILLION

AMERICANS ARE EXPECTED TO

BUY ONLINE ON THIS CYBER

MONDAY, UP 2% FROM LAST

YEAR.

AND THEY'RE EXPECTED TO

SPEND $2 BILLION.

THAT'S HALF A BILLION MORE

THAN LAST YEAR.

AS FOR BLACK FRIDAY, THE

NUMBERS ARE DOWN, DESPITE

SOME STORES OPENING ON

THANKSGIVING DAY.

ESTIMATES SHOW OVERALL

SPENDING EXPECTED TO REACH $

57.4 BILLION OVER THE

WEEKEND, DOWN FROM $59 BILL

LAST YEAR.

Mark: UP NEXT, HOW AN

AWARD-WINNING SOLAR PROJECT

IN ISRAEL COULD ONE DAY HELP

MEET ENERGY NEEDS AROUND THE

WORLD.

AN ENERGY

ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOME WAS

CREATED IN ISRAEL.

Mark: IT WAS BUILT FOR

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF

ENERGY'S ANNUAL SOLAR

DECATHALON COMPETITION,

WHICH ISRAEL WON.

BEING GREEN IS NOTHING NEW

NOR ISRAELIS.

THEY WERE PIONEERING GREEN

TECHNOLOGY EVEN BEFORE

ISRAEL BECAME A STATE.

TO MANY PEOPLE, ISRAEL IS

A PLACE OF BIBLE STORIES AND

ANCIENT RUINS.

IN HUNDREDS OF ARCHEOLOGICAL

DIGS LIKE THIS ONE, ISRAELIS

ARE CAREFULLY PRESERVING

THEIR PAST.

BUT THEY'RE ALSO KEEPING AN

EYE ON THE FUTURE.

AND NOT JUST THEIR FUTURE,

BUT THE FUTURE OF THE

WORLD.

ONE OF THE JEWISH

COMMANDMENTS IS TO REPAIR

THE WORLD UNDER GOD.

TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER

PLACE.

I SEE A DIRECT

CORRELATION BETWEEN OUR

BELIEF IN TEKUNA LUM AND

THIS INCREDIBLE EXPLOSION OF

TECHNOLOGY.

Gordon: TODAY THE WORLD

IS FOCUSED ON SAVING THE

ENVIRONMENT, BUT ISRAELIS

WERE GREEN LONG BEFORE IT

WAS POPULAR.

ABOUT A CENTURY BEFORE.

IT IS PART OF THE IDEA,

TO CREATE A GREEN LAND, A

GREEN COUNTRY.

AND, ACTUALLY, WE FIND WITH

EXPERIENCE AND RESEARCH, WE

HAVE STUDIED HOW TO DO.

Gordon: THE PROPHET

ISAIAH WROTE ABOUT A TIME

WHEN THE DESERT WOULD

REJOICE AND BLOSSOM AS A

ROSE.

TO ISRAELIS, THAT IS MORE

THAN JUST AN ANCIENT

PROPHECY; IT'S A

COMMANDMENT.

ISRAEL IS A TINY STATE.

LOOK AT A MAP OF OUR

REGION.

WE USED TO ALWAYS JOKE,

THERE IS NOT EVEN ENOUGH

PLACE ON THE MAP TO WRITE

THE NAME OF ISRAEL.

WE HAVE TO CONSERVE IT, TO

KEEP IT, TO MAINTAIN IT.

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE.

Gordon: TO THE EARLY

SE SETTLERS IN ISRAEL,

GOING GREEN MEANT PLANTING

TREES.

THEY STARTED IN THE NEGEV

DESERT, A PLACE THAT GETS

ONLY ONE TO SEVEN INCHES OF

RAIN A YEAR.

IN THE 1940S, JERUSALEM WAS

STILL UNDER ARAB CONTROL.

AND ISRAEL'S FIRST PRIME

MINISTER, DAVID BENGURIAN

BELIEVED THAT THE NEGEV WAS

THE FUTURE OF ISRAEL.

SO HE ORDERED THE CREATION

OF A MANMADE FOREST THERE.

BUT HIS TEAM OF SCIENTISTS

SAID IT COULDN'T BE DONE.

HIS RESPONSE?

NO PROBLEM.

WE'LL GET NEW SCIENTISTS.

THE PRIME MINISTER GOT HIS

NEW SCIENTISTS, AND THE

NEGEV DESERT BEGAN TO

BLOSSOM.

TODAY THE FOREST HAS MORE

THAN FOUR MILLION TREES,

INCLUDING CAROB, PINE, OLIVE

AND FIG.

ISRAEL IS ONE OF THE

FEWEST COUNTRIES IN THE

WORLD THAT AT THE END OF THE

20th CENTURY THERE ARE

MUCH MORE TREES THAN THERE

WERE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE

CENTURY.

UNTIL NOW, WE HAVE PLANTED

OVER 240 MILLION TREES,

WHICH IS A NICE NUMBER TO

THIS SMALL COUNTRY.

Gordon: IN THE CENTER

OF THE FOREST IS A VINEYARD,

PLANTED ON THE RUINS OF

ANOTHER ONE THAT EXISTED

HERE 2,000 YEARS AGO.

SCIENTISTS RESEARCHED THE

BEST PLANTS TO GROW IN THE

NEGEV, AND ONE OF THEIR

SOURCES WAS THE BIBLE.

THERE ARE PLENTY OF

ARCHEOLOGICAL RUINS

EVERYWHERE.

WATER SYSTEMS, DAMS,

EVERYWHERE.

AND WE STARTED WITH THE

RECONSTRUCTION OF SOME OF

THESE ANCIENT FARMS.

WE HAVE PLANTED BIBLICAL

TREES, AND THE TREES ARE

SURVIVING WITHOUT ADDITIONAL

IRRIGATION BY COLLECTING

GROUND WATER.

THE SAME THING OUR

FOREFATHERS DID 2,000 YEARS

AGO.

Gordon: THE TREES NOT

ONLY PRODUCE FRUIT, THEY

ALSO CLEAN THE ENVIRONMENT

BY ABSORBING CA CARBON

DIOXIDE.

STUDIES SHOW PLANTING

SIMILAR FORESTS WOULD REDUCE

CARBON IN THE ATMOSPHERE BY

A GIGATON A YEAR.

TODAY SCIENTISTS FROM AROUND

THE WORLD COME TO ISRAEL TO

STUDY THE UTIR FOREST.

WE LIKE TO SERVE.

WE ARE PROUD TO SHARE ALL OF

OUR ACTIVITIES, AND WE WANT

TO SHARE OUR KNOWLEDGE WITH

OTHER COUNTRIES.

Gordon: ISRAELIS ARE

NOT ONLY WORKING TO PROTECT

THE ENVIRONMENT, THEY'RE

ALSO LOOKING FOR NEW WAYS TO

KEEP THE COUNTRY RUNNING

WITHOUT OIL.

UP NEXT, IT IS THE

COLLEGE FOOTBALL WIN THAT

FANS EVERYWHERE ARE STILL

TALKING ABOUT, AND PROBABLY

WILL BE FOR YEARS TO COME.

WELL, IT WILL GO DOWN AS

ONE OF THE MOST INCREDIBLE

WINS AND UPSETS IN COLLEGE

FOOTBALL HISTORY.

Mark: DID YOU SEE THE

FINAL PLAY IN THE AUBURN

AUBURN/ALABAMA GAME?

IT IS STILL BEING PLAYED AND

TALKED ABOUT.

AUBURN IS GOING TO WIN

THE FOOTBALL GAME!

Mark: WOW, THE

ALABAMA-AUBURN RIVALRY IS

ONE OF THE MOST HEATED IN

THE NATION.

BUT THIS OUTCOME COULD

INFLUENCE WHO PLAYS FOR THE

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.

BOTH TEAMS ARE ARGUING THEIR

POINTS.

THE TWO TEAMS FROM ALABAMA

HAVE WON THE LAST FOUR

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS.

AUBURN WINNING ONE AND

ALABAMA WINNING THREE.

MARK, OR PRODUCER IS AN

ALABAMA FAN, BUT THE

DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS GAME

OVERTOOK OUR EDITORIAL

MEETING.

Mark: I THINK SO.

AND SHE IS EVEN FROM

ALABAMA.

SHE IS A DIE-HARD FAN.

WHO CAN BLAME HER.

REMEMBER, YOU CAN E-MAIL US

YOUR COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS

AT NEWSWATCH@CBN.COM.

HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US NEXT

TIME.

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