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CBN NewsWatch: December 16, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Dec. 16: On the ropes, But no obit for Muslim Brotherhood, Budget deal drop in the bucket of problems, and Jerusalem still buried in 'treasuries of snow,' and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

RADICAL ISLAM IN THE MIDDLE

EAST.

HOW THE NOW BANNED MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD IS STILL WORKING

IN EGYPT.

Wendy: PLUS THE BUDGET

BATTLE HEADS TO THE SENATE.

A LOOK AT THE FIGHT TO FUND

THE GOVERNMENT AND AVOID

ANOTHER SHUTDOWN.

George: AND CBN NEWS

INVESTIGATES THE CONNECTION

BETWEEN CELL PHONES AND

BREAST CANCER.

ALL THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH."

George: AND GOOD

EVENING, EVERYONE, I'M

GEORGE THOMAS.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

AFTER EGYPT OFFICIALLY

BANNED THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD EARLIER THIS

YEAR, MANY PEOPLE STARTED

DISMISSING THE GROUP, SAYING

IT WAS NO LONGER A POWERFUL

ARM OF RADICAL ISLAM.

George: BUT AS ERICK

STAKELBECK REPORTS, THE

BROTHERHOOD AND THE GLOBAL

MOVEMENT IT LEADS ARE FAR

FROM WEAK.

Reporter: DOZENS OF

CHRISTIAN CHURCHES BURNED TO

THE GOWNED.

DEADLY ATTACKS AGAINST

EGYPTIAN TROOPS AND POLICE.

CALLS FOR JIHAD AGAINST THE

SO-CALLED ENEMIES OF ALLAH.

THAT'S SOME OF WHAT THE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD AND THE

ALLIES HAVE BEEN UP TO SINCE

THE EGYPTIAN MILITARY FORCED

MOHAMMED MORSI FROM OFFICE.

THE BROTHERHOOD IS CLEARLY

ON THE ROPES IN EGYPT, AND

MOST OF ITS LEADERS SIT IN

PRISON AWAITING TRIAL.

POLLS SHOW THAT A LARGE

MAJORITY OF EGYPTIANS ARE

LEASED WITH THE CHANGE.

MILLIONS OF EYPTIANS

CONSISTENTLY TOOK TO THE

STREETS, CALLING FOR MORSI'S

OUSTER.

PEOPLE ON THE GROUND IN

EGYPT ARE SICK OF THEM.

Reporter: MIDDLE EAST

EXPERT RAYMOND IBRAHIM SAYS

IT IS ROOTED IN THE MUSLIM

DECISION TO PUT THE IDEOLOGY

OVER THE GOOD OF THE

EGYPTIAN PEOPLE.

THE BROTHERHOOD HAS ALSO

FACED BACKLASH IN TUNISIA,

WHERE IT ROSE TO POWER IN

2011.

HAMAS HAS BEEN WEAKENED AS

WELL.

AND A RECENT LEADERSHIP

CHANGE IN THE TINY NATION OF

QUADAR MAY AFFECT THE

GROUP'S EFFORTS AROUND THE

WORLD.

BUT DON'T BEGIN WRITING AN

OBITUARY YET, BECAUSE THE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD REMAINS

ACTIVE IN SOME 70 COUNTRIES

WORLDWIDE, AND IT IS

RESILIENT.

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IS

A VERY SUBSTANTIAL FACTOR IN

THE ARAB WORLD.

IT IS THE BIGGEST MOVEMENT

IN THE ARAB MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD WORLD.

Reporter: HE IS A

FORMER ISRAELI INTELLIGENCE

OFFICIAL AND HE SAY HE SAYS

AS THE BROTHE BROTHERHOOD

REGAINS ITS FOOTING, IT IS

ALSO IN SYRIA.

LIKE THE FREE SYRIAN

ARMY, ON THE ONE HAND, AND

RADICAL ISLAMIST GROUPS WHO

SEE SYRIA AS A GREAT

OPPORTUNITY TO ESTABLISH AN

al-QAEDA-STYLE BASE IN THE

HEART OF THE ARAB WORLD.

Reporter: THE GROWING

STRENGTH OF THE al-QAEDA

AND ITS STRENGTH BECAME

CLEAR IN KENYA, WERE

al-SHABAAB KILLED AT LEAST

67 PEOPLE AT A SHOPPING

MALL.

AND SHI'ITE IRAN CONTINUES

ITS MARCH TOWARDS A NUCLEAR

BOMB, AND THEN THERE IS THE

BROTHERHOOD ALIGNED TURKISH

GOVERNMENT, WHICH CONTINUES

TO BE A POWERFUL PLAYER AND

THE MIDDLE EAST AND BEYOND.

AS FOR THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD, CBN NEWS HAS

REPORTED HOW ITS FOLLOWERS

HOLDS INFLUENTIAL POSITIONS

IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION,

AND MUSLIM BROTHERS CONTINUE

TO LEAD VIOLENT PROTESTS

AGAINST THE INTERIM EGYPTIAN

GOVERNMENT.

USUALLY BEFORE A DEATH

BLOW, THINGS GET VERY

CHAOTIC AND HECTIC AND

VIOLENT.

SO, IF ANYTHING, YOU CAN

EXPECT TO SEE MORE OF AN

OUTLASH FROM THE

BROTHERHOOD.

Reporter: ERICK

STAKELBECK, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

George: AND ERICK JOINS

US FOR MORE.

WE KNOW THE BROTHERHOOD

POSSESS A THREAT IN THE

MIDDLE EAST, BUT AS YOU HAVE

REPORTED, FOLLOWERS OF THE

GROUP HOLD INFLUENTIAL

POSITIONS IN THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE

UNITED STATES?

Reporter: YOU KNOW,

GEORGE, IT IS A VERY

DANGEROUS THINGS BECAUSE THE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD-ALIGNED

INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS, THEY

ARE NOT IN THE PRESIDENT'S

CABINET.

IT IS NOT LIKE THEY'RE THE

SECRETARY OF STATE OR THE

HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF

DEFENSE, GEORGE, BUT THEY

ARE AN INFLUENTIAL POSITIONS

WHERE THEY ARE HELPING TO

CRAFT POLICY.

FOR EXAMPLE, THE COUNTERING

VIOLENT EXTREMISM STRATEGY

THAT THE WHITE HOUSE HAS PUT

FORWARD OVER THE PAST FEW

YEARS, SEVERAL MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD-ALIGNED

INDIVIDUALS HAVE BEEN

INVOLVED IN CRAFTING THAT.

BASICALLY, GEORGE, PEOPLE

WHO ARE LOYAL TO THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD AND SUPPORT THAT

RADICAL AGENDA ARE HELPING

TO SHAPE OUR POLICIES IN THE

MIDDLE EAST AND OUR

COUNTERTERRORISM POLICIES

HERE AT HOME, WORKING WITH

THE F.B.I., WITH THE

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND

SECURITY, ETC.

A VERY DANGEROUS THING.

THE FOX GUARDING THE HEN

HOUSE-TYPE SITUATION.

George: AND IT IS NOT

JUST THE BROTHERHOOD.

THERE ARE OTHER TERRORIST

GROUPS CAUSING CHAOS AROUND

THE WORLD.

YOU REPORTED ABOUT THE KENYA

MALL ATTACK EARLIER THIS

YEAR.

WHERE DID YOU SEE THIS NEXT

YEAR, AREAS OF THE WORLD

THAT ARE MOST VULNERABLE TO

ANOTHER POTENTIAL MAJOR

TERRORIST ATTACK?

GEORGE, I THINK NUMBER

ONE, AN AREA YOU KNOW VERY

WELL IS AFRICA.

IN AFRICA, YOU HAVE WEAK

CENTRAL GOVERNMENTS.

YOU HAVE VAST EXPANSZ

EXPANSES OF LAND WHERE

TERROR GROUPS CAN SET UP

SHOPS AND TRAIN.

LOOK AT MALI, AND SOMALIA,

AND LIBYA IS NOW AN

AL-QAEDA HOTBED POST QUAD

GADHAFI.

I ALSO LOOK AT THE SINAI

PENINSULA AREA, GEORGE, OF

EGYPT, BORDERING ISRAEL, AND

ALSO BECOMING AN AL-QAEDA

MAGNET.

LOOK, IN TERMS OF TARGETS,

ALWAYS AMERICA, ALWAYS

ISRAEL, ALWAYS EUROPEAN

CAPITALS.

BUT LIKE FOR BENGHAZI-TYPE

SITUATIONS WHERE PERHAPS

YOU'RE NOT HITTING THE U.S.

MAINLAND, BUT YOU'RE

ATTACKING U.S. EMBASSIES AND

CONSULATES AROUND THE

WORLD.

George: AND RIGHT

RECENTLY THE C.I.A. AND

OTHER OFFICIALS ARE TALKING

ABOUT THE CHATTER THAT IS

GROWING IN THE INTELLIGENCE

COMMUNITY ABOUT A POTENTIAL

ATTACK DOWN THE ROAD.

ERICK STAKELBECK, THANK YOU

SO MUCH YOUR YOU INSIGHTS.

Wendy: THE NATIONAL

SECURITY AGENCY'S PROGRAM

COLLECTING DATA ON U.S.

PHONE CALLS IS LIKELY

UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

A FEDERAL JUDGE IN

WASHINGTON MADE THAT RULING

TODAY.

HE SAYS THE COLLECTION OF

PHONE RECORDS VIOLATES THE

CONSTITUTION'S BAN ON

UNREASONABLE SEARCHES.

SOME LAWMAKERS HAVE BEEN

VOICING SIMILAR OPINIONS

SINCE EDWARD SNOWDEN MACE

THE N.S.A. SPYING

REVELATIONS EARLIER THIS

YEAR.

THE N.S.A. IS LITERALLY

COLLECTING EVERY PHONE

RECORD OF EVERY AMERICAN

EVERY DAY.

AND THE CONTENT OF THOSE

PHONE CALLS IS NOT

AVAILABLE, BUT I THINK

KNOWING WHEN I CALL SOMEBODY

AND FOR HOW LONG I CALL

SOMEBODY IS A VIOLATION OF

YOUR PRIVACY.

THERE ARE APPS THAT YOU CAN

GET ON YOUR SMARTPHONE OR

SMART TABLET OR YOUR

COMPUTER THAT CAN TAKE THAT

PHONE DATA AND GIVE A PRETTY

GOOD IMPRESSION OF WHAT YOU

DO DURING YOUR DAILY

ACTIVITIES.

TO ME, THAT IS A VIOLATION

OF AMERICANS' PRIVACY.

Wendy: THE JUDGE IN THE

CASE HAS PUT TODAY'S RULING

ON HOLD, PENDING AN APPEAL

FROM THE GOVERNMENT.

AND MORE FALLOUT FROM THE

N.S.A. MONITORING SCANDAL

AFTER REVELATIONS OF U.S.

SURVEILLANCE ABROAD, SOME IN

THE EUROPEAN UNION ARE

THINKING A TIGHTER FLOW OF

DATA.

A MOVE SOME LAWMAKERS SAY

WOULD THREATEN AMERICAN

BUSINESSES.

THEY I INSISTING THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION BACK AWAY

FROM INTERNATIONAL DATA

RESTRICTIONS.

TIGHTER RESTRICTIONS COULD

HURT COMPANIES LIKE GOOGLE,

Facebook, AND AMAZON.

George: THE BUDGET

COMPROMISE PASSED BY THE

HOUSE IS FACING AN UPHILL

BATTLE IN THE U.S. SENATE.

WHILE SOME SAY THE DEAL IS A

FIRST STEP FORWARD, FINDING

COMMON GROUND BETWEEN

REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS,

OTHERS SAY IT SHOWS THERE IS

NONE.

GARY LANE REPORTS.

Reporter: MEMBERS OF

THE REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED

HOUSE GAVE OVERWHELMING

APPROVAL TO THE BUDGET

PLAN.

OUR JOB IS TO FIND ENOUGH

COMMON GROUND TO MOVE THE

BALL DOWN THE FIELD ON

BEHALF OF THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE WHO SENT US HERE TO

DO THEIR WORK.

Reporter: BUT

SUPPORTERS OF THE DEAL MAY

NEED A HAIL MARY PASS TO WIN

IN THE U.S. SENATE.

TEA PARTY MEMBERS OPPOSE THE

AGREEMENT BECAUSE IT DOES

LITTLE TO ADDRESS THE ISSUES

OF ENTITLEMENTMENTS AND OUT

OF CONTROL SPENDING.

THE NATION'S DEBT NOW STANDS

AT MORE THAN $17 TRILLION.

AND THERE IS INCREASINGLY

UGLY ATMOSPHERE IN THE

SENATE.

SENATE DEMOCRATS INVOKED THE

SO-CALLED NUCLEAR OPTION,

CHANGING SENATE RULES TO

PREVENT REPUBLICAN

FILIBUSTERS OF PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S JUDICIAL NOMINEES.

AND EVEN SOME DEMOCRATS SAY

THE NUCLEAR OPTION HAS

POISONED THE ATMOSPHERE IN

THE HIGHER CHAMBER AND

CREATED A SOMEWHAT

DYSFUNCTIONAL UNCOOPERATIVE

SENATE.

MEANWHILE, FORMER REPUBLICAN

SENATOR ALLEN SIMPSON WARNED

CONGRESS STILL NEEDS TO

TACKLE THE BIGGER PROBLEMS,

CALLING THE BUDGET DEAL A

SPARROW BELT IN THE MIDST OF

A TYPHOON.

BOB BIXBY SAYS THE PRESIDENT

CALLS IT A GOOD FIRST STEP,

BUT TO WHAT?

ONE OF THE MAIN ARCHITECTS

OF THE PROPOSED BUDGET, PAUL

RYAN, SAID, CONGRESS WILL BE

ASKED TO PREDUE THE TAX

BUDGET NEXT YEAR.

GETTING A BUDGET

AGREEMENT THAT REDUCES THE

DEFICIT WITHOUT RAISING

TAXES AND PREVENTS TWO

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWNS FROM

OCCURRING IN 2014, IN MY

OPINION, IS THE RIGHT THING

TO DO.

Reporter: HARRY REID

SAYS HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE A

VOTE WITHIN THE NEXT SEVERAL

DAYS.

THAT WAY MEMBERS OF THE U.S.

SENATE CAN BE HOME FOR

CHRISTMAS.

BUT BIXBY SAYS IF IT PASSES,

FOFEW AMERICANS WILL GET

EXCITED.

IT IS MORE LIKE A CHILD

BRINGING HOME A "D" ON A

REPORT CARD INSTEAD OF AN

"F." GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: MIKE HUCKABEE IS

CONSIDERING A PRESIDENTIAL

RUN IN 2016, IN AN EXCLUSIVE

INTERVIEW WITH DAVID BRODY,

HUCKABEE SAYS, QUOTE,"THERE

IS A NEW OPENNESS NOW, TOP

EVANGELICAL AND FINANCIAL

FIGURES THAT DID NOT BACK

HIM IN 2008 ARE ENCOURAGING

HIM TO RUN, TELLING HIM THIS

TIME THEY'LL SUPPORT HIM."

I'M A LITTLE SURPRISED AT

THE INTENSITY PEOPLE FEEL.

IT IS NOT JUST THE

OBLIGATORY I'M SHAKING YOUR

HAND AND SAYING, I HOPE YOU

RUN.

THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO LOOK ME

SQUARE IN THE EYE AND SAY IT

WITH CONVICTION.

Wendy: WELL, FOR THE

ENTIRE INTERVIEW WITH MIKE

HUCKABEE, YOU CAN GO TO

cbnnews.com AND CLICK ON

"THE BRODY FILE."

George: COMING UP,

WINTER STORM IN THE MIDDLE

EAST.

A LOOK AT SNOWFALL TOTALS IN

ISRAEL, WHEN WE COME BACK.

Wendy: ISRAELI TROOPS

SHOT TWO LEBANESE SOLDIERS

EARLIER TODAY ALONG THE

NATION'S BORDERMENT IT

HAPPENED HOURS AFTER A

LEBANESE ARMY SNIPER KILLED

AN ISRAELI SOLDIER.

IT RAISED THE POSSIBILITY OF

RENEWED FIGHTING IN THIS

VOLATILE AREA, WHICH HAS

REMAINED MOSTLY QUIET SINCE

2006.

AN ISRAELI DEFENSE OFFICIAL

SAYS ISRAEL HAS NO INTEREST

IN FURTHER ESCALATION.

IN THE PAST, THE LEBANESE

MIL MILITARY HAS OPENED

FIRE AFTER SAYING ISRAELI

SOLDIERS TRIED TO INFILTRATE

THE COUNTRY.

George: THE MIDDLE EAST

IS RECOVERING FROM A MONSTER

SNOWSTORM THAT BLANKETED

MOST OF THE AREA.

Reporter: THE WORST

BLIZZARD TO HIT THE REGION

IN MORE THAN 50 YEARS DUMPED

NEAR 20 INCHES OF SNOW IN

JERUSALEM IN THREE DAYS.

IT IS UNBELIEVABLE.

IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO

HAVE SNOW AND HAVE WATER.

Reporter: THE HISTORIC

STORM STRANDED THOUSANDS OF

MOTORISTS ON THEIR WAY TO

JERUSALEM.

MORE THAN 35,000 ISRAELI

HOMES WERE WITHOUT POWER,

SOME FOR DAYS.

BUT FOR MANY JERUSALEMITES,

THEY WERE DAYS OF FUN

WITHOUT WORK OR SCHOOL.

I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD

HAVE A SNOWBALL FIGHT IN THE

OLD CITY, BUT THERE YOU GO.

YOU CAN MAKE SNOWMEN AND

ANGELS.

Reporter: MONDAY WAS

THE FOURTH DAY THE SCHOOLS

WERE CLOSED IN JERUSALEM AND

ELSEWHERE IN ISRAEL, AS

LINGERING SNOW TURNED TO ICE

ON HIGHWAYS.

PILES OF SNOW AND DOWNED

TREES WERE EVERYWHERE.

WHEN IT SNOWS IN JERUSALEM,

IT IS USUALLY GONE WITHIN A

DAY OR TWO.

BUT THESE CARS ON ONE OF THE

CITY SIDE STREETS HAVE BEEN

ABANDONED AND STRANDED FOR

NEARLY FIVE DAYS.

IN GAZA, THOUSANDS OF

RESIDENTS WERE EVACUATED

FROM THEIR HOMES, DUE TO

FLOODING.

PROBABLY SOME OF THE HARDEST

HIT WERE SOME OF THE MORE

THAN 2 MILLION REFUGEES IN

JORDAN AND ELSEWHERE, MANY

LIVING INTENTS.

IN ISRAEL, PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SAID

THANKS TO SECURITY AND

RESCUE FORCES, MANY LIVES

HAD BEEN SAVED.

THE STATE OF ISRAEL IS

COPING VERY WELL WITH THE

GREAT STORM.

I BELIEVE THAT WE PERFORM

BETTER THAN ADVANCED

COUNTRIES THAT ARE HIT MORE

FREQUENTLY BY SUCH STORMS

AND WE SEE THE RESULTS.

Reporter: DESPITE THE

DANGERS, MANY ENJOYED THE

WONDER OF SEEING THE CITY OF

JERUSALEM SHROWDED WITH WHAT

THE BIBLE CALLS THE

TREASURIES OF SNOW.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Wendy: 20 INCHES IS A

LOT.

THE UNITED NATIONS SAYS IT

WILL NEED TO SPEND ALMOST

$13 BILLION IN HUMANITARIAN

AID IN 2013.

MORE THAN HALF OF THAT MONEY

WILL BE SPENT IN SYRIA

ALONE.

THE AID MONEY WILL GO TO 500

DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS,

INCLUDING THE MAIN U.N.

AGENCIES FOR FOOD, REFUGEES,

AND CHILDREN.

AROUND $2.5 BILLION WOULD GO

TO CIVILIANS IN SYRIA, AND

THE REST OF THE SYRIAN AID

MONEY WOULD GO TO THE SYRIAN

REFUGEES IN NEIGHBOURING

COUNTRIES.

George: THE FAMILY OF

MISSING ROBERT LEVINSON IS

ACCUSING THE U.S. GOVERNMENT

OF ABANDONING HIM.

ACCORDING TO THE STATE

DEPARTMENT, HE DISAPPEARED

BACK IN 2007 DURING A

BUSINESS TRIP TO IRAN.

BUT A RECENT INVESTIGATION

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

REVEALED LEVINSON WAS

WORKING ON A SECRET C.I.A.

MISSION.

THE U.S. IS CERTAIN IRAN CAN

HELP FIND HIM.

I CAN'T TELL YOU WHAT

HAPPENED OR HOW THE SEQUENCE

WAS, BUT I THINK THE IRANIAN

GOVERNMENT HAS THE ABILITY

TO HELP US HERE, AND WE HOPE

THEY WILL.

George: SOME LAWMAKERS

SAY THE C.I.A. DID NOT TELL

CONGRESS THE TRUTH ABOUT

LEVINSON, ALTHOUGH THERE IS

CURRENTLY NO PROOF HE IS

ALIVE.

THE U.S. INSISTS IT HAS NOT

ABANDONED HIM.

Wendy: UP NEXT, THE

CONNECTION BETWEEN WHERE YOU

CARRY YOUR CELL PHONE AND

DEVELOPING CANCER.

Wendy: WELL, GEORGE,

CAN YOUR CELL PHONE GIVE YOU

CANCER?

YOU PROBABLY DON'T HAVE AS

MUCH BLING ON YOURS.

George: I DON'T.

Wendy: FOR SOME WOMEN,

THE ANSWER COULD BE YES.

George: AS LORI JOHNSON

EXPLAINS, IT DEPENDS WHERE

YOU PUT THIS CELL PHONE.

WATCH.

Reporter: MILLIONS OF

WOMEN, ESPECIALLY YOUNG

ONES, CHOOSE TO KEEP THEIR

CELL PHONE IN THEIR BRA.

IT'S CONVENIENT, IS THE

MAIN THING.

IT IS RIGHT HERE.

SO I DON'T HAVE TO WEAR A

PURSE.

IF I HAVE A DRESS ON, AND I

DON'T HAVE POCKETS.

Reporter: A RECENT

SURVEY REVEALS 40% OF

COLLEGE FEMALES MAKE THAT

CHOICE AT LEAST SOME TIME

DURING THE DAY, AND 3% FOR

MORE THAN 10 HOURS A DAY.

WE MUST MAY THE BRA A

NO-PHONE ZONE.

Reporter: DR. JOHN WEST

BELIEVES STORING THE CELL

PHONE NEXT TO THE BREAST FOR

AN EXTENDED TIME COULD CAUSE

BREAST CANCER.

BUT SINCE CELL PHONE

TECHNOLOGY IS FAIRLY NEW,

EVIDENCE FROM CRITICAL

LONG-TERM STUDIES SIMPLY

ISN'T AVAILABLE YET.

WE WON'T KNOW IN THE NEXT

20 OR 30 YEARS.

WE WON'T HAVE COLLECTED A

SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF CASES

TO PROVE BEYOND A SHADOW OF

A DOUBT THAT THE CELL PHONES

ARE CAUSING THE CANCER.

Reporter: WEST SAYS ONE

CLEAR SIGNAL IS HE IS SEEING

MORE BREAST CANCER IN YOUNG

WOMEN THAN HE HAS EVERY SEEN

IN HIS 40 YEARS OF

PRACTICE.

WHEN YOU TAKE SOMETHING

AND PUT IT DIRECTLY ON THE

SKIN, HIGH ENERGY, MICROWAVE

RADIATION FOR PROLONGED

PERIODS OF TIME IN YOUNG

WOMEN, WE MAY HAVE A PERFECT

STORM.

Reporter: DOCTORS

DIAGNOSED DONNA JAMES WITH

BREAST CANCER AT JUST 38

YEARS OLD.

I HAD TO GO THROUGH A

MASTECTOMY, A SINGLE

MASTECTOMY.

I WENT THROUGH CHEMO, SIX

ROUNDS OF CHEMO, 39 DOSES OF

RADIATION.

IT WAS JUST BACK-TO-BACK,

CONTINUOUSLY.

IT TOOK A HEAVY TOLL.

Reporter: DONNA

QUESTIONED HOW SHE GOT HER

CANCER SINCE SHE HAD NO RISK

FACTORS.

THE ANSWER, SHE SAYS, WAS ON

HER X-RAY.

I USED TO TUCK MY CELL

PHONE INTO MY BRA, RIGHT IN

THIS AREA HERE.

AND WHEN I WAS DIAGNOSED, I

HAD IMAGING DONE, AND THE

DOCTORS TOLD ME THAT THE

TUMORS WERE IN THE AREA OF

11:00 TO 1:00.

AND THEY WERE SHAPED LIKE

THE CELL PHONE.

Reporter: DONNA STORED

HER CELL PHONE IN HER BRA

FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS, BUT NOT

ANYMORE.

RACHEL DEPAULA SHARES AN

ALMOST IDENTICAL STORY.

I USED TO WEAR IT OVER

THE LEFT SIDE.

I WOULD JUST TUCK IT IN MY

BRA WHENEVER I WOULD GO FOR

HIKES AND WALKS WITH MY

GIRLFRIENDS.

Reporter: THAT WENT ON

FOR ABOUT FIVE YEARS.

I HAPPENED TO BE PUTTING

ON A SHIRT, AND I NOTICED

THE LUMP, AND I THOUGHT,

THAT'S A LITTLE ODD.

I DON'T REMEMBER THAT BEING

THERE.

Reporter: STUNNED BY

HER X-RAY, RACHEL CAME TO

WHAT SHE CALLS AN OBVIOUS

CONCLUSION.

THE AREA WHERE THE CANCER

WAS FOUND, THE BOX THAT THE

RADIOLOGIST DREW JUST

HAPPENED TO BE THE SAME SIZE

AS MY BLACKBERRY PHONE.

Reporter: DESPITE

STORIES LIKE THESE, WOMEN

CARRYING CELL PHONES IN

THEIR BRAS IS, IF ANYTHING,

BECOMING EVEN MORE POPULAR.

IN FACT, MANY BRAS, LIKE

THIS ONE, ARE NOW ON THE

MARKET WITH POCKETS FOR CELL

PHONES.

RADIOLOGIST JUNE CHEN GREW

SUSPICIOUS AS SHE DIAGNOSED

MORE AND MORE OF HER YOUNG

PATIENTS WITH CANCER.

IT IS VERY UNUSUAL FOR

YOUNG WOMEN IN THEIR 20s

AND 30s TO HAVE BREAST

CANCER, PERIOD, YET ALONE

SUCH EXTENSIVE BREAST

CANCERS.

AND THESE WOMEN ARE

VEHEMENTLY TELLING US THEY

WORRY THROUGHOUT CELL PHONES

DIRECTLY OVER THE AREA WHERE

THEY SUBSEQUENTLY DEVELOPED

THIS EXTENSIVE BREAST

CANCER.

THEY'RE TELLING US THEY WORE

THESE CELL PHONES ON A

ROUTINE AND REGULAR BASIS.

Reporter: SHE ADVISES

ALL WOMEN TO KEEP THEIR CELL

PHONES AWAY FROM THEIR

BODIES UNTIL STUDIES

CONCLUDE WHETHER CLOSE

PROXIMITY CAUSES CANCER.

I DO THINK THERE MAY BE

AN ASSOCIATION, AND

THEREFORE SINCE WE'RE NOT

SURE, THE LET'S BE

CAUTIOUS.

Reporter: MOST CELL

PHONE COMPANIES ACKNOWLEDGE

SOME RISK.

FOR EXAMPLE, APPLE ADVISES

KEEPING THE iPHONE MORE

THAN A HALF INCH FROM THE

BODY.

BUT SUCH SAFETY GUIDELINES

ARE OFTEN OVERLOOKED.

CELL PHONE COMPANIES,

THEY ALL NOW SAY KEEP THE

CELL PHONE AWAY FROM THE

SKIN.

IT IS IN THE BACK OF THE

MANUAL, PAGE 99, IN SMALL

PRINT.

WE NEED TO GET IT TO THE

SURFACE.

Reporter: SO ACCORDING

TO SOME BREAST CANCER

SURVIVORS AND THE DOCTORS

WHO TREAT THEM, WOMEN SHOULD

DECLARE THE BRA A NO-PHONE

ZONE BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.

LORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: GREAT STORY.

UP NEXT, HOW "REACH ACROSS

AMERICA" IS HONORING

VETERANS THIS CHRISTMAS.

George: WELCOME BACK TO

THE SHOW.

VOLUNTEERS PLACED MORE THAN

500,000 WREATHS ON THE

GRAVES OF AMERICA'S WAR

VETERANS THIS WEEKEND.

Wendy: THE EVENT IS

CARRIED OUT BY "WREATHS

COUNSEL AMERICA."

THIS IS THE ORGANIZATION'S

22nd YEAR LAYING WREATHS

AT EMADMINISTER CEMETERIES

ACROSS THE NATION.

THEY PLACED REMEMBRANCE

WREATHS ON THE HEADSTONES OF

MORE THAN 143,000 VETERANS

AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL

CEMETERY.

I THINK THE ENORMMITIES

ENORMITY OF THIS PLACE IS A

HUMBLING EXPERIENCE.

I THINK ABOUT HOW MUCH HE

HAS MISSED AND HOW MUCH HE

HAS DONE FOR US.

IT IS REALLY A SIGN OF

RESPECT.

Wendy: ACROSS THE

NATION, 540,000 REMEMBRANCE

WREATHS WERE PLACED IN HONOR

OF OUR VETERANS.

THE MISSION IS TO HONOR AND

TEACH PEOPLE ABOUT THE

SACRIFICE OF OUR MILITARY

VETERANS AND THEIR

FAMILIES.

AND BRACING TH BRAVED THE

COLD TO DO THAT, GOOD FOR

THEM.

George: THAT'S IT FOR

THIS EDITION OF

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