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CBN NewsWatch: December 6, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Dec. 6: South Africa's greatest son: world mourns Mandela; Kerry stresses US-Israel bond amid Mideast talks; Israelis celebrate Hanukkah's light of victory; and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

REMEMBERING NELSON MANDELA,

HOW HIS LIFE INFLUENCED THIS

NATION AND THE WORLD.

Wendy: PLUS A FESTIVAL

OF LIGHTS.

THE STORY BEHIND HANUKKAH

AND HOW IT IS INSPIRING FOR

BOTH JEWS AND CHRISTIANS.

Mark: AND THIS IS YOUR

CAPTAIN SPEAKING.

WE SIT DOWN WITH ACTOR AND

AUTHOR GAVIN MACLEOD AS HE

TALKS ABOUT WHAT HE

CONSIDERS HIS ROLE OF A

LIFETIME.

ALL THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH".

Wendy: THE WORLD JOINS

THE CITIZENS OF SOUTH AFRICA

IN MOURNING THE DEATH OF

NELSON MANDELA.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE, I'M

WENDY GRIFFITH.

Mark: AND I'M MARK

MARTIN.

NELSON MANDELA WAS SOUTH

AFRICA'S FIRST BLACK

PRESIDENT, WINNER OF THE

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE, AND

PROBABLY KNOWN BEST AS THE

MAN WHO DEFEATED HIS

COUNTRY'S RACIST APARTHEID.

HE LIVED A LIFE THAT

CHAIMPLEG CHANGED THE

WORLD.

CBN'S CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS

OUR TOP STORY.

Reporter: TODAY SOUTH

AFRICA IS A HEARTBROKEN

COUNTRY.

NELSON MANDELA PASSED AWAY

PEACEFULLY THURSDAY AT THE

AGE OF 95.

HE IS NOW RESTING.

HE IS NOW AT PEACE.

OUR NATION HAS LOST ITS

GREATEST SON.

OUR PEOPLE HAVE LOST A

FATHER.

Reporter: ACROSS THE

GLOBE, NATIONAL LEADERS AND

ORDINARY CITIZENS ALIKE ARE

MOURNING AND CELEBRATING

MANDELA.

President Obama: A

MORAL GIANT WHO EMBODIED THE

DIGNITY AND THE COURAGE AND

HOPE AND SOUGHT TO BRING

ABOUT JUSTICE, NOT ONLY IN

SOUTH AFRICA BUT I THINK TO

INSPIRE MILLIONS AROUND THE

WORLD.

NELSON MANDELA WAS A

GIANT FOR JUSTICE AND

TOWARDS THE HUMAN

INSPIRATION.

Reporter: BISHOP T.D.

JAKES SAID OF MANDELA: "I AM

DEEPLY SADDENED TO HAVE LOST

SUCH AND ENDURING CITIZEN OF

FREEDOM AND LIBERTY.

HE WAS AN ELDER STATESMAN

WHO EMBODIED THE VERY

ESSENCE OF SERVANT LEADER."

AND THE LEGACY THAT TAUGHT

THE WORLD IT IS POSSIBLE TO

TRANSPORT ANGER INTO HOPE

WILL LIVE ON.

HE GREW UP FEELING THE

BRUTALLY RACIST APARTHEID

SYSTEM.

FOR 20 YEARS HE LED A

NON-VIOLENT CAMPAIGN AGAINST

THE GOVERNMENT.

BUT THEN IT CHANGED OF ARMED

STRUGGLE.

IN 1964, HE WAS SENTENCED TO

LIFE IN PRISON FOR PLANNING

TO TOPPLE THE GOVERNMENT.

WHEN HE WAS FINALLY RELEASED

IN 1990, HE HAD A MUCH MORE

TOLERANT ATTITUDE TOWARDS

HIS OWE POAPT I OWE POAPT

OPPONENT IN THE GOVERNMENT.

NELSON MANDELA UNDERSTOOD

THERE MUST BE SOME

FORGIVENESS.

IT IS NOT JUSTICE THAT'S

GOING TO CURE THE

DISTORTIONS OF HUMAN

COMMUNITY.

IT IS THE FORGIVENESS OF

SIN.

HE WAS ABLE TO FORGIVE.

Reporter: IN 1994,

MANDELA'S DREAM WAS REALIZED

WITH BLACK SOUTH AFRICANS

CAST THEIR FIRST BALLOTS IN

A DEMOCRATIC ELECTION, AND

HE BECAME SOUTH AFRICA'S

FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT.

HE STEPPED DOWN IN 1999,

HANDING POWER OVER TO THE

NEXT GENERATION.

MANDELA IS CERTAIN TO BE

REMEMBERED NOT ONLY FOR HIS

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND COURAGE,

BUT HIS CHARACTER AND BELIEF

IN FORGIVENESS AND REC SILL

RECONCILIATION.

CHARLENE ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

DR. CORNA BECKER WITH

REGENT UNIVERSITY JOINS US

TO TALK ABOUT THE INFLUENCE

OF NELSON MANDELA.

IT IS ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE

YOU.

GREAT TO BE HERE, WENDY.

Wendy: WE KNOW YOU'RE

FROM SOUTH AFRICA, AND YOU

HAVE STUDIED THE LIFE AND

LEADERSHIP OF MANDELA.

FIRST I WANT TO GET YOUR

REEK.

IT IS OBVIOUSLY VERY

SAD.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, IT IS

A TIME OF GREAT

CELEBRATION.

HERE IS A FANTASTIC THAT HAS

COME OUT OF AFRICA.

IT IS A WONDERFUL STORY OF

WHAT AFRICA COULD BE TO THE

REST OF THE WORLD.

Wendy: MOST STUDENTS OF

HISTORY UNDERSTAND THE

INCREDIBLE IMPORTANCE THAT

MANDELA PLAYED IN BRINGING

DOWN APARTHEID.

DO YOU THINK THIS IS THE WAY

HE WOULD WANT TO BE

REMEMBERED?

I THINK MANDELA OBVIOUSLY

WANTED TO BE REMEMBERED NOT

ONLY FOR THAT, BUT THIS IDEA

OF COMMON HUMANITY.

AND HOW WE ARE SUPPOSED TO

TREAT EVERY HUMAN BEING,

WITH THE DIGNITY THAT THEY

DESERVE.

I THINK THAT WILL BE HIS

LASTING LEGACY.

Wendy: NOW, WE HAVE A

QUOTE HERE FROM TRINITY

BROADCASTING NETWORK'S MAT

CROUCH ON HIS PASSING, HE

SAID, "HE WAS ONE OF THE

PEOPLE TO INVITE MY FATHER,

PAUL CROUCH, TO ESTABLISH

CHRISTIAN TV OUTSIDE THE

UNITED STATES.

WHEN MR. MANDELA BECAME

PRESIDENT IN 1994, HE

GRACIOUSLY MET WITH MY

FATHER, CONFIRMING THE

PERSONS OF THE CHRISTIAN

FAITH IN HIS COUNTRY."

DR. BECKER, WHAT DO YOU KNOW

ABOUT MANDELA'S PERSONAL

FAITH?

I ONCE HAD THE

OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH HIM

FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES.

AND HE WAS ONE OF THOSE

PEOPLE, WHEN HE MET WITH

YOU, YOU WERE THE ONLY

PERSON WITHIN THAT ROOM.

HE WAS INTERESTING.

HE ASKED ME ABOUT MY MOTHER,

MY FATHER, MY SIBLINGS.

AND THEN HE ASKED ME ABOUT

MY CHURCH.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS HE

SAID TO ME, HE SAID HE WOULD

NEVER FORGET THE LESSONS

THAT HE LEARNED WHEN HE WENT

TO A MISSION SCHOOL IN HIS

PRIMARY EDUCATION.

IT IS WELL-KNOWN THAT NELSON

MANDELA WOULD SAY HE WOULD

CREDIT HIS LEADERSHIP STYLE

BASED ON THE WORKS OF

CHRIST.

Wendy: REALLY?

I DID NOT KNOW THAT.

SO HE WAS A BELIEVER THEN?

WE BELIEVE THIS, YES.

I ALSO HAD THE OPPORTUNITY

TO BE IN ABOUT THREE OR FOUR

CHURCH SERVICES WITH HIM,

AND ONE OF THE THINGS MANY

PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT

MANDELA, HE LOVES TO DANCE.

WHENEVER THE MUSIC STARTED,

HE WOULD SCURRY UP ON TO THE

STAGE AND DANCE WITH THE

CHOIR AND WORSHIP GOD

TOGETHER.

I DO BELIEVE THERE WAS A

PERSONAL FAITH IN CHRIST.

Wendy: HOW INCREDIBLE

YOU HAD A CHANCE TO MEET

WITH HIM, FOR ONLY 15

MINUTES, BUT, STILL.

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT

LESSON OF HIS LIFE THAT WE

CAN THINK ABOUT RIGHT NOW,

IN YOUR OPINION?

SOUTH AFRICA WASN'T A

NICE PLACE IN 1993.

AND HE WAS ONE OF THE PEOPLE

THAT STOOD UP AND SAID THE

FUTURE TOGETHER MUST BE A

FUTURE BASED ON FORGIVENESS

AND COMPASSION.

I THINK THAT IS THE LASTING

LEGACY WE CAN TAKE FROM THE

LIFE OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY

MAN.

Wendy: SOUTH AFRICA

WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

BECAUSE OF HIS LIFE.

AND HOPEFULLY THE WORLD.

Wendy: DR. BECKER,

THANKS SO MUCH.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

Mark: THOUSANDS

GATHERED OUTSIDE NELSON

MANDELA'S HOME TO PAY

TRIBUTE.

SOME SANG SONGS OF PRAISE

AND OTHERS BROUGHT FLOWERS

AND LIT CANDLES IN HIS

HONOUR.

IT IS LIKE A FAMILY

MEMBER HAS DIED.

MANDELA HAS DONE A LOT

FOR US.

WE'RE JUST SHOWING RESPECT

FOR HIM.

I'M SO VERY SAD.

BUT GOD BLESSED HIM.

HE IS AN ICON FOR THE

FUTURE.

IT IS SAD.

IT IS THE END OF AN ERA.

Mark: THE WHITE HOUSE

SAYS PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL

ATTEND MANDELA'S MEMORIAL

NEXT WEEK IN SOUTH AFRICA.

Wendy: SECRETARY OF

STATE JOHN KERRY SAYS IF AN

ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN AGREEMENT

DOESN'T IMPROVE ISRAEL'S

SECURITY THERE SHOULDN'T BE

A DEAL.

BUT KERRY HAS BEEN PUSHING

HARD FOR AN AGREEMENT IN HIS

SEVENTH TRIP TO THE REGION

THIS YEAR.

AS JOHN WAGGI EXPLAINS, U.S.

LEADERS ARE TRYING TO

ADDRESS ISRAEL'S ANGER OVER

A RECENT DEAL BY WORLD

POWERS WITH IRAN.

Reporter: KERRY'S

DIPLOMATIC WORLD TOOK HIM TO

RAMALLAH TO VISIT MAHMOUD

ABBAS.

AND HE MET THREE TIMES IN 36

HOURS WITH ISRAELI PRIME

MINISTER BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU.

PRESSING HARD TO ADVANCE THE

TALKS, MAKING SURE TO

EMPHASIZE AMERICAN

FRIENDSHIP AND CONCERN FOR

ISRAEL'S SECURITY NEEDS.

THE BOND BETWEEN THE

UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL IS

UNBREAKABLE.

AND WHILE OCCASIONALLY WE

MIGHT HAVE A DIFFERENCE OF A

TACTICAL MEASURE, WE DO NOT

HAVE A DIFFERENCE ABOUT THE

FUNDAMENTAL STRATEGY THAT WE

BOTH SEEK WITH RESPECT TO

THE SECURITY OF ISRAEL AND

THE LONG-TERM PEACE OF THIS

REGION.

AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK

FOR THAT.

AND I THANK MY MANY ISRAELI

FRIENDS FOR THEIR EMBRACE

AND THEIR PATIENCE AS WE

PURSUE THIS COMPLICATED

PROCESS.

THIS IS A VERY BAD DEAL.

Reporter: NETANYAHU HAS

REPEATEDLY BLASTED THE DEAL

THE U.S. AND OTHER NATIONS

MADE WITH IRAN IN GENEVA.

AND HE HAS ALSO WARNED THAT

ISRAEL WILL NOT MAKE AN

AGREEMENT WITH THE

PALESTINIANS THAT PUTS

ISRAELI LIVES AT RISK.

HE SUGGESTED THAT PROGRESS

REPORTS WITH THE PRESS

AREN'T HELPFUL.

WHAT WE NEED IS NOT

GRANDSTANDING BUT

UNDERSTANDING.

AND AGREEMENT.

AND THAT REQUIRES HARD AND

SERIOUS WORK.

IT ACTUALLY REQUIRES THAT WE

DO NOT PUT BEFORE YOU

GENTLEMEN AND LADIES OF THE

PRESS EVERYTHING THAT WE'RE

DISCUSSING, BUT TO HAVE

THESE REAL DISCUSSIONS

INSIDE, IN A SUSTAINED

EFFORT TO BRIDGE HISTORIC

GAPS AND PROVIDE SECURITY.

Reporter: KERRY TRIED

TO TAKE A MORE GRACIOUS

APPROACH TO ISRAEL THAN ON

HIS LAST VISIT IN EARLY

NOVEMBER.

BACK THEN HE IMPLIED THAT

ISRAEL WAS INVITING A THIRD

INTIFADAH IF HE DIDN'T GET

BACK TO THE TALKS.

JOHN WAGGI, CBN NEWS.

Mark: THE STORY OF

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

RELATIONSHIP WITH AN UNCLE

FACING DEPORTATION IS

CHANGING.

OMAR OBAMA, WHO HAS LIVED

AND THE U.S. FOR MORE THAN

50 YEARS, ILLEGALLY, SAYS

HIS NOW FAMOUS NEPHEW LIVED

WITH HIM BRIEFLY WHILE

ATTENDING HARVARD.

OMAR OBAMA WAS ARRESTED FOR

DRUNK DRIVING JUST BEFORE

THE 2012 ELECTION, AND THE

WHITE HOUSE TOLD "THE BOSTON

GLOBE" PRESIDENT OBAMA NEVER

MET HIM.

THEY SAY THEY DID NOT ASK

THE PRESIDENT DIRECTLY.

Wendy: YOUNG PEOPLE

AREN'T AS LOYAL TO THE

PRESIDENT AS THEY USED TO

BE.

IN FACT, MANY OF THEM WOULD

VOTE TO THROW HIM OUT OF

OFFICE.

ACCORDING TO A NEW POLL BY

THE HARVARD UNIVERSITY

INSTITUTE OF POLITICS.

THE PRESIDENT'S APPROVAL

RATING AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE

HAS FALLEN TO 4 2%.

AND THOSE 18 TO 4 SA 24

WOULD VOTE TO RECALL HIM.

THEY DON'T LIKE OBAMACARE OR

THE GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE

PROGRAM.

THEY ARE ALSO CONCERNED

ABOUT THEIR FUTURE AND ARE

DISILLUSIONED WITH

POLITICIANS.

A CYBERSAFETY EXPERT SAYS

THE OBAMACARE WEBSITE WAS

BUILT WITHOUT SECURITY FOR

PARTICIPANTS' PRIVATE

INFORMATION.

STATE-RUN HEALTH EXCHANGES

ARE REQUIRED TO NOTIFY USERS

ABOUT SECURITY BREACHES, BUT

THE FEDERAL SITE, HEALTH

CAR healthcare.gov IS NOT

HELD TO THAT SAME STANDARD.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS

TECHNICIANS WORKING AROUND

THE CLOCK TO FIX THE

PROBLEM, THEY SAY IT COULD

TAKE MORE THAN A YEAR.

Mark: DEMOCRATIC

SENATOR MAJORITY LEADER

HARRY REID HAS GRANTED HIS

STAFFERS EXEMPTION FROM

BUYING INSURANCE FROM THE

PROGRAM.

JOHN BOEHNER AND NANCY

PELOSI HAVE JOINED THE

EXCHANGE.

REID'S DECISION IS DRAWING

SHARP CRITICISM FROM

REPUBLICANS.

SENATOR AND REPUBLICAN TED

CRUZ CALLED IT HYPOCRITICAL,

SAYING, QUOTE,"HIS STAFF

WORKED TO PASS IT AND

CONTINUE TO PROMOTE IT, AND

NOW THEY DONT WANT TO BE A

PART OF IT BECAUSE IT IS A

DISASTER."

REID'S STAFF SAYS THEY ARE

JUST FOLLOWING THE LAW.

Wendy: A BRUTAL ARCTIC

STORM IS HAMMERING MUCH OF

THE NATION, EVEN THOUGH

WINTER IS STILL TWO WEEKS

AWAY.

IT HAS DROPPED TWO FEET OF

SNOW IN PARTS OF THE NORTH

AND IS DEVASTATING THE SOUTH

WITH COLD AND ICE.

CBN'S LORI JOHNSON TELLS US

IT IS HEADING EAST NEXT.

Reporter: FOLKS IN

DALLAS CAN'T BELIEVE THE

CHANGE.

EARLIER THIS WEEK

TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE

80s, BUT NOW RESIDENTS OF

THE LONE STAR STATE ARE

DEALING WITH SNOW AND ICE.

AND THEY ARE NOT USED TO

IT.

WE WERE JUST STARTING TO

GO SIDEWAYS, AND THEN WE

WERE IN ONCOMING TRAFFIC.

Reporter: PEOPLE

VISITING THE DALLAS AREA

DIDN'T EXPECT TO DEAL WITH

ALL OF THIS EITHER.

WE'RE FROM CALIFORNIA, SO

IT IS DIFFERENT SEEING ICE

ON THE WINDSHIELD.

Reporter: AIRLINE

PASSENGERS WERE STRANDED AT

DALLAS AIRPORTS, FOLLOWING

HUNDREDS OF CANCELLATIONS.

NEARBY, IN ARKANSAS, PLOWS

ATTEMPTED TO CLEAR THE ROADS

IN FAYETTEVILLE, AND WERE

SUCCESSFUL IN REMOVING MUCH

OF THE SNOW, BUT NOT THE

ICE.

VEHICLES WERE SLIPPING AND

SLIDING, NOT EXACTLY IDEAL

CONDITIONS FOR A

MOTORCYCLE.

IN FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS, THE

WEIGHT OF A VERY THICK LAYER

OF ICE, MORE THAN AN INCH,

CAUSED TREE BRANCHES TO

BREAK OFF, SNAPPING POWER

LINES.

SOME FORECASTERS SAY THIS

COULD BE THE WORST ICE STORM

TO HIT THE COUNTRY IN THE

LAST FOUR YEARS.

ALREADY TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE HAVE LOST POWER.

TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, ROUND

TWO IS BREWING IN THE WEST,

WHERE 10 STATES HAVE ALREADY

SET RECORD LOWS.

IN MONTANA, IT FELT LIKE

-40° TODAY.

AND WINTER DOESN'T EVEN

OFFICIALLY BEGIN FOR ANOTHER

TWO WEEKS.

LOLORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Mark: COMING UP, THE

MIRACLE BEHIND THE HANUKKAH

STORY.

Wendy: IT'S AN

EIGHT-DAY HOLIDAY CELEBRATED

THIS TIME OF YEAR, MARKING A

GREAT MIRACLE FOR THE JEWISH

PEOPLE.

CHRIS MITCHELL VISITED THE

OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM AND

SHOWS US THE BEAUTIFUL

LIGHTS, MARKING THIS YEAR'S

HANUKKAH CELEBRATION.

[SINGING]

Reporter: THOUSANDS OF

ISRAELIS COME TO JERUSALEM'S

OLD CITY AT HANUKKAH TO

CELEBRATE AND SEE THE

LIGHTS.

ALL OVER THE WORLD, JEWS SAY

SPECIAL PRAYERS, THANKING

GOD FOR MIRACLES PAST AND

PRESENT, AND LIGHT A SPECIAL

CANDELABRA, OR MENORAH FOR

EIGHT DAYS.

THIS IS A HOLIDAY ABOUT

SPIRITUALITY.

THIS IS A HOLIDAY ABOUT

VALUES.

THIS IS A HOLIDAY ABOUT

CEGHTING T CONNECTING TO

GOD.

EVERYBODY IS ATTRACTED TO

THE LIGHT.

Reporter: ALSO KNOWN AS

THE FEAST OF DEDICATION,

HANUKKAH IS NOT MENTIONED IN

THE OLD TESTAMENT, BUT IT IS

IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.

IT WAS THE FEAST OF

DEDICATION IN JERUSALEM, AND

IT WAS WINTER, AND JESUS

WALKED IN THE TEMPLE.

CBN NEWS JOINED REBECCA

SPIRO AND HIS FAMILY FOR THE

JEWISH CELEBRATION.

IT IS A HOLIDAY THAT

CELEBRATES JEWISH FREEDOM

AND OUR ABILITY TO

REDEDICATE THE TEMPLE.

Reporter: AND HER

CHILDREN?

THE PRESENTS AND THE

PARTIES.

THERE ARE GROUPS COMING

ALL OF THE TIME, AND WE DO

GO ON TRIPS AND IT IS FUN.

Reporter: IN THE SECOND

CENTURY B.C., THE JEWISH

PEOPLE IN JUDEA REVOLTED

AGAINST THE SYRIAN GREEK

CONQUERERS.

THEY TRIED TO FORCE THE JEWS

TO EAT PORK, AND FORBIDDING

SABBATH OBSERVANCE, AND

TORAH READING AND

CIRCUMCISION.

THEY DEDICATED THE TEMPLE TO

THE GREEK GOD SEUSS.

THE JEWISH PEOPLE RETOOK

JERUSALEM AND REDEDICATED

THE TEMPLE.

BUT WHEN THEY WANTED TO

LIGHT THE ME MENORAH, THERE

WAS ONLY A LITTLE BIT OF OIL

LEFT.

IT WAS BEYOND NATURE, AND

ALSO THE MILITARY VICTORY.

Reporter: EATING POTATO

PANCAKES AND JELLY DOUGHNUTS

IS ANOTHER HANUKKAH

TRADITION.

SPIRO'S FAMILY AND NEIGHBORS

ALSO HAVE THEIR TRADITION TO

BUILD UNITY BETWEEN SECULAR

AND RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES.

WE HAVE A TABLE OF

DRINKS, AND THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE COME TO THE OLD CITY

FOR HANUKKAH.

AND THEY WERE LOOK AROUND

AND SEE THE MENORAHS AND THE

LIGHTS.

AND WE GIVE OUT HOT DRINKS

TO ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT

COME.

THE WORLD IS COMING UP

ISRAEL, THE WOLVES ARE

CIRCLING THE SHEEP.

THIS IS NOTHING NEW.

THE MESSAGE OF HANUKKAH IS

NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, OUR

CANDLES BURN BRIGHT.

THE CIVILIZATIONS HAVE COME

AND GONE, BUT THE JEWISH

PEOPLE ARE STILL HERE.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM'S OLD CITY.

Mark: A NATIVITY SCENE

IN A WESTERN MARYLAND TOWN

HAS SPARKED A BACKLASH FROM

ATHEISTS.

THIS YEAR THE FREEDOM FROM

RELIGION FOUNDATION IS

FIGHTING AGAINST THE

NATIVITY.

THE TOWN MANAGER TOLD THE

ATHEIST ORGANIZATION THE

NATIVITY SCENE IS NOT STATE

SPONSORED.

A SIGN WILL BE POSTED NEXT

TO THE SCENE SAYING THE AREA

IS SET ASIDE FOR EXERCISING

FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS, AND

THE TOWN IS NOT AFFILIATED

WITH THE DISPLAY.

Wendy: UP NEXT, MOST

PEOPLE KNOW HIM AS THE LOVE

BOAT'S CAPTAIN.

NEXT, MY INTERVIEW WITH

GAVIN MACLEOD ABOUT WHICH

ROLE IN HIS LIFE MATTERS

MOST.

CAPTAIN STUBING

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

ACTOR GAVIN MACLEOD IS KNOWN

FOR PLAYING SOME GREAT

CHARACTERS IN TV HISTORY,

INCLUDING MURRAY ON THE MARY

TYLER MOORE.

AND AS CAPTAIN STUEBING

ON THE LOVE BOAT.

I HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK TO

HIM ABOUT HIS GREATEST ROLE

IN LIFE.

THAT'S ONE OF THE

MESSAGES I HAVE HERE, THAT

YOU NEVER GIVE UP.

THAT THE BEST IS YET TO

COME.

I'M 82 NOW, AND THE BEST IS

YET TO COME.

I'M ABLE TO SERVE THE LORD

AT THIS AGE.

THE JOY OF THE LORD IS MY

STRENGTH.

BECAUSE I'VE BEEN THROUGH

PHYSICAL STUFF LIKE YOU

CAN'T BELIEVE.

BYPASSES AND I HAVE STENTS

ALL OVER ME, BUT EVERY DAY

IS A JOY.

WHEN I REALIZED THAT I COULD

BE FORGIVEN OF MY SINS AND

BECOME BORN AGAIN AND GIVEN

A NEW ROLE IN LIFE, I HAVE

NEVER STOPPED THANKING THE

LORD FOR THAT.

AND THAT'S WHAT MAKES ME

TICK, AND THAT'S WHAT MAKES

THIS BOOK GO.

AND THAT'S WHY PEOPLE ARE

BUYING THIS BOOK.

I GUESS THEY'RE GETTING

ENCOURAGED, AND THAT'S WHAT

I WANTED TO DO WITH THIS

BOOK.

IF I COULD BRING ONE PERSON

TO THE LORD BY READING THIS

BOOK, IT WOULD BE WORTH ALL

OF THE EFFORT.

Wendy: THAT WAS SUCH A

GREAT ERA FOR TELEVISION,

"THE LOVE BOAT," AND "MARY

TYLER MOORE."

LAST NIGHT I WAS TURNING ON

THE TV, AND THERE IS JUST

NOTHING ON.

IT IS A COMPLETELY

DIFFERENT TIME TODAY.

I WENT TO NEW YORK WITH MY

BOOK AND I MET SO MANY

PEOPLE WHO INTERVIEWED ME.

THE INTERESTING THING IS

LIKE YOUR AGE, THEY WERE

LITTLE CHILDREN WHEN "THE

LOVE BOAT" WAS ON, BUT THEY

USED TO SIT WITH THEIR

GRANDPARENTS AND MOM AND DAD

AND HAVE THAT EXPERIENCE.

STARTING WITH THE MARY TYLER

MOORE SHOW.

AND THE RERUNS ARE GOING

THROUGH THE ROOF BECAUSE

USUALLY PEOPLE WITH

FAMILIES, OR OLDER FOLKS,

ARE WATCHING THOSE SHOWS

AGAIN.

IT BRINGS BACK MEMORIES, AND

IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS

PALATABLE, AND ALMOST

INSPIRING, IF YOU WILL,

COMPARED TO THE THINGS THAT

ARE OUT THERE TODAY.

Wendy: IN 1986, GAVIN,

YOU WERE RIGHT HERE IN THIS

STUDIO CO-HOSTING "THE 700

CLUB."

WHAT AN HONOR.

Wendy: THERE YOU ARE.

CHECK THAT OUT.

OH, DR. LEWIS CALL.

OH, OH, I LOVE THAT MAN.

GEE, I DID LOOK YOUNGER,

DON'T I?

I'M SERIOUS, YOU HAVE NOT

HARDLY CHANGED AT ALL.

I LOVE HIM.

HE HAD THE CHRISTIAN MEN'S

NETWORK.

HE WROTE "MAXIMIZE

MANHOOD."

THAT WAS A WONDERFUL

EXPERIENCE, TO BE WITH HIM

ON THIS PROGRAM.

Wendy: OF ALL OF THE

ROLES THAT YOU'VE PLAYED,

WHICH ONE WOULD YOU SAY IS

YOUR FAVORITE ROLE?

MY FAVORITE ROLE WITHOUT

EVEN THINKING ABOUT IT IS

JONATHAN SPURRY.

I DID A SMALL CHRISTIAN

FILM, AND I PLAYED THIS

OLDER GENTLEMAN, JONATHAN

SPURRY, WHO TEACHES THESE

YOUNG BOYS THE BIBLE.

IT HAS BROUGHT MORE PEOPLE

TO JESUS THAN YOU CAN

BELIEVE.

I CALL IT THE LITTLE MOVIE

THAT COULD.

IT IS ALL OVER THE WORLD

NOW.

THERE IS A MAN IN CANADA WHO

HAS DISTRIBUTED 200,000 OF

THEM.

AND I GET LETTERS ALL OF THE

TIME, FROM ALL PARTS OF THE

WORLD, FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE

COME TO JESUS BECAUSE OF

THIS MOVIE.

JUST LAST WEEK I GOT A

LETTER FROM A GRANDMOTHER,

THEY CAME HOME FROM CHURCH,

AND THE LITTLE BOY -- THEY

HAD JUST SEEN THE MOVIE, AND

HE IS CRYING AND HE IS

PRAYING.

AND SHE SAYS, WHAT ARE YOU

DOING?

AND H HE SAYS, I'M JUST

PRAYING THAT GOD WILL KEEP

ME FROM BEING THE BULLY THAT

I AM.

Wendy: FANTASTIC,

GAVIN, YOUR 82 AND YOU'RE

STILL ACTING AND WRITING AND

PREACHING.

IT IS SO WONDERFUL TO SEE

YOU AND MEET YOU.

AND GAVIN'S BOOK IS CALLED

"THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN

SPEAKING," AND IT IS

AVAILABLE WHEREVER BOOKS ARE

SOLSOLD.

Wendy: AND INDIANA

COUPLE MADE AN INTERESTING

DISCOVERY THIS CHRISTMAS

SEASON WHILE STOCKING UP ON

SOME FIREWOOD.

Mark: THEY FOUND WHAT

THEY SAY APPEAR TO BE IMAGES

OF THE VIRGIN MARY AND BABY

JESUS.

THEY CUT A LOG AND

DISCOVERED THE IMAGES.

HER HUSBAND THOUGHT THEY

LOOKED LIKE AN ANGEL,

HOWEVER, AFTER A CLOSER

LOOK, THE COUPLE BELIEVES

THEY ARE IMAGES OF MARY AND

JESUS.

THE IMAGES IN THE WOOD WILL

SOON BE ON DISPLAY AT

DANVILLE, INDIANA'S, POLICE

DEPARTMENT.

LET'S LOOK AT THEM.

Wendy: THAT IS PRETTY

AMAZING.

Mark: YOU CAN WATCH IT

ON THE WEB --

Wendy: cbnnews.com.

Mark: AND TAKE A LOOK

AND SEE WHAT YOU THINK.

Wendy: PRETTY COOL.

THAT'S ALL FOR THIS EDITION

OF "NEWSWATCH."

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