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CBN NewsWatch: March 3, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, March 3: Russia takes southern Ukraine in 'act of agression', Massive winter storm sweeps across US, Again, and FDA allows generic Plan B pills over the counter, and more. Read Transcript


"TONIGHT ON ""NEWSWATCH,"""

RUSSIA SAYS IT WILL REMAIN

ON THE GROUND IN UKRAINE.

CBN NEWS IS THERE WITH A

LOOK AT WHAT THE U.S.

CALLED AN ACT OF

AGGRESSION.

"Wendy: PLUS, WINTER"

WEATHER SHUTS DOWN THE

NATION'S CAPITAL.

MORE ON THE SNOW SYSTEM

CAUSING TROUBLE ACROSS

PARTS OF THE EAST COAST.

Mark: AND AN

EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE

BIGGEST CHRISTIAN FILM TO

HIT MOVIE THEATERS IN A

"DECADE, ""SON OF GOD."""

ALL OF THIS AND MORE

"TONIGHT ON ""NEWSWATCH."""

RUSSIA IS ISSUING AN

ULTIMATUM.

"GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK"

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

"GET OUT OR FACE A,"

"QUOTE,""MILITARY STORM."""

THAT'S THE WARNING RUSSIA

IS GIVING UKRAINIAN FORCES

"IN CRIMEA, TELLING THE"

UKRAINIAN MILITARY THEY

HAVE UNTIL 5:00 a.m. TO

PACK UP AND LEAVE THEIR

OWN PENINSULA.

GEORGE THOMAS BRINGS US

MORE ON THE SITUATION FROM

UKRAINE.

George: THE AREA OF

CRIMEA NOW BELONGS TO

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR

PUTIN.

WITHIN HOURS OF THE

"ORDERS, PUTIN'S TROOPS"

TOOK CONTROL OF THE AIR

"SPACE, AIRPORT, HIGHWAYS,"

"PORTS, AND REGIONAL"

GOVERNMENT WITHOUT A

SINGLE SHOT FIRED YET.

WE ARE ON THE BRINK OF

A DISASTER.

George: THE RUSSIAN

BLACK SEA NAVAL FLEET IS

LOCATED HERE.

BUT PUTIN'S AMBITIONS GO

BEYOND THE CRIMEAN

PENINSULA.

THE NEXT TARGET COULD THE

EASTERN UKRAINE.

"OVER THE WEEKEND,"

DEMONSTRATORS TOOK CONTROL

OF KEY GOVERNMENT

"BUILDINGS, AND CALLED FOR"

UNION WITH MOSCOW.

WE WANT RUSSIA TO HAND

OUT RUSSIAN PASSPORTS TO

CITIZENS WHO WANT THEM.

George: UKRAINE

ACCUSE MOSCOW OF

ORCHESTRATING THE TAKEOVER

TO JUSTIFY A WIDER

INVASION.

45 MILLION PEOPLE LIVE IN

"UKRAINE, NEARLY 8 MILLION"

ARE ETHNIC RUSSIANS.

PUTIN EXPLAINS THAT THE

GOVERNMENT EMPLOYED AFTER

THE OUSTER OF VIKTOR

YANUKOVYCH IS FASCIST.

WE WANT TO LIVE IN

"PEACE, BUT WE NEED"

SECURITY FROM RUSSIA.

George: THE CRISIS IS

EVEN DIVIDING SOME

FAMILIES.

PUTIN IS NOT GOING TO

LEAVE US ALONE.

MY SISTERS ARE OFFENDED OF

ME AND ARE YELLING AT ME

NOT TO SPEAK ILL OF THEIR

"PRESIDENT, THEN I SAY TO"

"THEM, THEN YOUR PRESIDENT"

SHOULDN'T TOUCH US.

George: FOR MANY

"RUSSIANS, UKRAINE IS"

VIEWED AS PART OF THE

MOTHERLAND.

SO WHEN THOUSANDS OF

UKRAINIANS TOOK TO THE

"STREETS 103 YEARS AGO,"

DEMANDING CLOSER TIES TO

"EUROPE AND THE WEST, PUTIN"

WASN'T HAPPY ABOUT IT.

MOST EXPERTS MOSCOW WILL

TRY ANYTHING TO MAKE SURE

THE GOVERNMENT FAILS.

THIS WEEKEND UKRAINE'S'

GOVERNMENT PUT THE MOVE ON

A WAR FOOTING.

THIS AS RUSSIAN TROOPS

URGED UKRAINIAN SOLDIERS

TO LAY DOWN THEIR WEAPONS

AND PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO

RUSSIA.

Mark: GEORGE THOMAS

JOINS US FROM KIEV WITH

MORE.

"GEORGE, HOW CREDIBLE IS"

THIS THREAT BY RUSSIA?

"George: LOOK, I THINK"

WE ALL NEED TO TAKE THIS

"THREAT VERY, VERY"

SERIOUSLY.

"RUSSIA HAS SAID THIS, IN"

"ESSENCE, IS A MILITARY"

STORM.

THE SOURCES FROM THE

UKRAINIAN DEFENSE

"MINISTRY, HOWEVER WITHIN A"

FEW MINUTES OF THAT GOING

PUBLIC LITERALLY AROUND

"THE WORLD, THE SPOKESMAN"

FOR THE BLACK SEA NAVAL

OPERATIONS DOWN THERE IN

THE CRIMEAN PENINSULA

"SAID, QUOTE,""THIS WAS"

NONSENSE.

BUT WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN

THE LAST -- PRETTY MUCH

"SINCE LAST SATURDAY, YOU"

HAVE TWO MILITARY BASES

OPERATED BY THE

"UKRAINIANS, AND THEY ARE"

TOTALLY SURROUNDED BY

RUSSIAN FORCES AND THAT IS

A SERIOUS CONCERN.

Mark: JOHN KERRY

"ARRIVES TOMORROW, AND WHAT"

IS HIS GOAL?

George: HIS BIGGEST

"GOAL IS, IN ESSENCE, LET"

UKRAINIANS KNOW HE

"SUPPORTS THEM, AND THAT"

THEY WILL HAVE THE FULL

SUPPORT OF THE UNITED

STATES AS THE NEW INTERIM

"GOVERNMENT, BUT ALSO TO"

ATTEMPT TO TELL VLADIMIR

PUTIN WE STAND WITH THIS

"NEW INTERIM GOVERNMENT,"

AND WE'RE GOING TO TRY OUR

"LEVEL BEST, SHORT OF"

"SENDING TROOPS, TO FIND"

SOME KIND OF A PEACEFUL

RESOLUTION TO THE CRISIS

HERE ON THE CRIMEAN

PENINSULA.

Mark: OKAY.

"GEORGE THOMAS, OUR SENIOR"

INTERNATIONAL

CORRESPONDENT.

"STAY SAFE, GEORGE."

WE APPRECIATE ALL OF YOUR

WORK.

"George: THANK YOU,"

SIR.

Wendy: WE'RE PRAYING

"FOR YOU, GEORGE."

"HERE AT HOME, SPRING"

OFFICIALLY BEGINS IN A FEW

"WEEKS, BUT WINTER IS NOT"

GOING AWAY QUIETLY.

"FREEZING RAIN, SLEET, AND"

SNOW ARE STRETCHING FROM

THE MID-ATLANTIC UP

"THROUGH PENNSYLVANIA,"

"CLOSING SCHOOLS, AIRPORTS,"

AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.

CAITLIN BURKE HAS BEEN

"FOLLOWING THE STORM, AND"

SHE JOINS US NOW OUTSIDE

IN THE COLD WITH MORE.

"Reporter: WENDY, THE"

WEATHER HERE IS REALLY

JUST GETTING STARTED.

IT IS KIND OF A

RAIN/SLEET/SNOW MIX RIGHT

"NOW, BUT THE COUNTRY'S"

MID-SECTION HAS ALREADY

TAKEN A BEATING.

MORE THAN 100 MILLION

AMERICANS ARE AGAIN

EXPERIENCING NASTY WINTER

WEATHER.

FREEZING RAIN AND HEAVY

SNOW HAS BEEN SEEN IN MANY

CENTRAL AND EASTERN

STATES.

SO MUCH SNOW.

I HAVEN'T SEEN THE GRASS

IN LIKE A MONTH.

"IT RAINED LAST WEEK, AND I"

SAW THE GRASS.

NOW ITS KNOW AGAIN.

Reporter: CREWS ARE

STRUGGLING TO DE-ICE

PLANES AT AIRPORTS.

"JUST THIS MORNING, NEARLY"

"3,000 FLIGHTS WERE"

CANCELLED.

THE ROADS ARE ALSO A

NIGHTMARE.

"IN OKLAHOMA, ICE CAUSED A"

40-CAR PILEUP.

THIS CAR OVER HERE WAS

"SLIDING, AND THEY ASKED IF"

"I COULD REVERSE, AND I"

COULDN'T EVEN REVERSE.

I THREW IT IN

"FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE, AND I"

WAS STILL SPINNING.

Reporter: ICE AND

SNOW MADE FOR A SLOW

MORNING COMMUTE FROM

MARYLAND TO NEW YORK.

AND FORECASTERS ARE

PREDICTING ANYWHERE FROM

SIX TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW.

THE WORST OF THIS STORM IS

EXPECTED TO MOVE OUT OF

THE AREA BY THE END OF THE

"NIGHT, BUT THEN THE BITTER"

COLD SETTLEMENTS IN.

OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL

"DAYS, RECORD-LOW"

TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED

FROM THE MIDWEST TO THE

EAST COAST.

"CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS."

Mark: ONE OF THE

AREAS HARDEST HIT BY THE

WINTER'S STORM IS THE

NATION'S CAPITAL.

PAUL STRAND HAS THIS LOOK

AT THE SYSTEM THAT SHUT

DOWN WASHINGTON TODAY.

OFFICIALS DECLARED A

STATE OF EMERGENCY AND

FEDERAL OFFICES CROSS D.C.

WERE CLOSED.

IT WAS ONE MORE SNOWSTORM

THAT BLEW IN AS PART OF

THE WINTER THAT JUST WON'T

QUIT.

"BEFORE THE STORM, HOURS OF"

RAIN FELL IN THE NATION'S

"CAPITAL, MAKING IT ALMOST"

IMPOSSIBLE FOR CREWS TO

STAND AND PREP THE ROADS.

"WHEN THE RAIN ENDED, HOURS"

OF ICY SLEET KEPT FALLING.

AND THEN IT CHANGED TO

HEAVY SNOW.

"ADD IN POWERFUL WINDS, AND"

YOU HAD A SITUATION RIPE

FOR ACCIDENTS AND POWER

OUTAGES ALL AROUND THE

REGION.

AUTHORITIES PLEADED FOR

PEOPLE TO STAY HOME AND

OFF THE ROADS.

"MOST COMPLIED, MAKING FOR"

EERILY QUIET SCENES ALL

AROUND THE CAPITAL CITY.

OTHERS TOOK THE WEATHER

WORRIES IN STRIDE AND

TURNED THEM INTO AN

OPPORTUNITY.

I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A

"BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR A WALK,"

AND TAKING A BUNCH OF

PICTURES ALONG THE WAY.

"CONNECTICUT AVENUE, GOING"

OVER THE BRIDGES AND

WHATNOT HAVE BEEN

BEAUTIFUL.

I'M JUST ENJOYING WATCHING

IT.

Reporter: WHILE SOME

FELT RIGHT AT HOME IN THE

BLUSTERY CONDITIONS.

I'M CANADIAN.

"AND FRANKLY, THE SNOWPLOWS"

DON'T EVEN COME OUT FOR A

DAY LIKE THIS.

THIS IS AVERAGE WINTER

WEATHER.

IT IS ACTUALLY QUITE

LOVELY.

Reporter: AND THEN

COMES THIS NEWS FOR THOSE

WHO JUST CAN'T TAKE

ANYMORE: ANOTHER STORM IS

LIKELY DUE HERE BY NEXT

WEEKEND.

"PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,"

"REPORTING FROM WET, WET"

WASHINGTON.

Mark: PAUL NEEDS TO

WEAR A HAT THERE.

"Wendy: YES, HE DOES."

Mark: THE

MORNING-AFTER PILL WILL

NOW BE MORE WIDELY

AVAILABLE OVER THE

COUNTER.

THE FOOD AND DRUG

ADMINISTRATION IS ALLOWING

GENERIC VERSIONS OF THE

DRUG TO BE SOLD CHEAPER.

AND THAT IS CAUSING

CONCERN FOR MANY WHO SAY

THE DRUG WILL BE TOO EASY

FOR YOUNG GIRLS TO ACCESS.

THE BIRTH CONTROL PILL

IS BASICALLY THE SAME

"DRUG, BUT THIS PILL IS 40"

TIMES STRONGER THAN A

BIRTH CONTROL PILL.

"KEVA, WHO IS MANUFACTURER,"

NEVER DID CLINICAL TRIALS

ON CHILDREN.

WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT

DOES TO THEIR GROWING

BODIES.

Mark: DISTURBING.

BEFORE THE F.D.A.'S

"DECISION, THE GENERIC AND"

CHEAPER VERSIONS COULD

ONLY BE OBTAINED WITH A

PRESCRIPTION BECAUSE OF A

"DEAL WITH THE PLAN ""B"""

MANUFACTURER.

Wendy: NORTH KOREA

HAS RELEASED A 75-YEAR-OLD

AUSTRALIAN MISSIONARY

AFTER THREE WEEKS IN

DETENTION.

JOHN SHORT WAS ARRESTED

FEBRUARY 16th FOR

SECRETLY DISTRIBUTELY

BIBLES AT A BUDDHIST

TEMPLE IN PYONGYANG.

NORTH KOREA DEPORTED HIM

AFTER HE ASKED FOR

FORGIVENESS AND

APOLOGIZED.

SHORT IS NOW AT THE

AUSTRALIAN CONSULATE IN

BEIJING.

"HIS WIFE, KAREN, TALKED TO"

OUR GARY LANE BY PHONE.

SHE SAYS PRAYER MADE THE

DIFFERENCE.

THE PRAYERS OF GOD'S

PEOPLE THAT SUPPORTED US

IS AMAZING.

I TOTALLY BELIEVE AND KNOW

IT WAS GOD WITH ME THROUGH

THIS AND WITH JOHN.

I WOULDN'T TRADE THIS

EXPERIENCE THAT I'VE HAD

FOR ANYTHING.

Wendy: MRS. SHORT

SAYS SHE'LL HEAD TO

BEIJING WIN THE MORNING TO

MEET UP WITH HER HUSBAND.

SHE SAYS THE FIRST THING

SHE IS GOING TO DO IS GIVE

HIM A BIG HUG.

THAT MAKES SENSE.

TO HEAR MORE OF KAREN

"SHORT'S INTERVIEW, YOU CAN"

LOG ON TO GARY LANE'S

"BLOG, AND YOU CAN FIND"

THAT AT cbnnews.com.

"Mark: COMING UP, HOW"

CHRISTIANS ARE STEPPING UP

TO HELP REFUGEES FROM THE

SYRIAN CIVIL WAR.

Wendy: THOUSANDS OF

SYRIANS ARE WITHOUT FOOD

AS HEAVY CLASHES DISRUPT

THE DELIVERY OF

HUMANITARIAN AID IN SOME

REGIONS.

THE UNITED NATIONS IS

CALLING ON BOTH SIDES

FIGHTING IN THE SYRIAN

CIVIL WAR TO ALLOW AID TO

ENTER THE CITY OF YARMUK.

THEY HAVE BEEN STOPPING

"AID TO THAT AREA, MEANING"

LITTLE FOOD OR MEDICINE IS

GETTING IN.

MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE IN

THE CITY HAVE DIED OF

HUNGER OR HUNGER-RELATED

ILLNESSES.

AND IT IS CREATING ANOTHER

CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

THE INTENSE FIGHTING IS

LEADING TO A NEW WAVE OF

REFUGEES LEAVING THE

COUNTRY.

Mark: THEIR NEEDS ARE

"OVERWHELMING, AND"

CHRISTIANS ARE RESPONDING.

GARY LANE BRINGS US MORE

FROM IRAQ AND LEBANON.

Reporter: ANOTHER

SYRIAN GOVERNMENT BARREL

BOMB EXPLODES ON REBEL

POSITIONS.

INNOCENT CIVILIANS CAUGHT

IN THE CROSS-FIRE LEAVE

THE COUNTRY IN DROVES.

THE CRISIS IS PERHAPS THE

MOST SEVERE SINCE WORLD

"WAR II, AND NO END APPEARS"

IN SIGHT.

ACCORDING TO THE UNITED

"NATIONS, MORE THAN TWO"

MILLION SYRIANS ARE NOW

REGISTERED REFUGEES IN

NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES.

MOST LIVE INTENT CITIES

LIKE THIS ONE.

FIGHTING BETWEEN ISLAMISTS

AND MALITIA MEN IS CAUSING

PROBLEMS.

AND IT IS NOT JUST

NORTHERN IRAQ WHERE

REFUGEES ARE POURING OVER

THE BORDER EACH DAY.

I'M IN LEBANON'S MACAU

VALLEY.

REFUGEES ARE STILL COMING

IN HERE.

MANY OF THE SYRIANS LIVING

INTENTS HERE HAVE YET TO

REGISTER WITH THE U.N.

SO THEY'RE TURNING TO

CHRISTIAN GROUPS AND

OTHERS FOR HELP.

FAZ ARRIVED HERE DAYS AGO.

THE MALITIAS WERE

"BOMBING, AND OUR CITY WAS"

SURRENDERED BY THE FREE

SYRIAN ARMY.

THEY ARE KIDNAPPING

CHRISTIANS.

IT IS A VERY BAD

SITUATION.

Reporter: HE NOW

LIVES WITH HIS BROTHER AND

"HIS FAMILY, WHO ARRIVED"

SIX MONTHS AGO.

"A TOTAL OF 13 PEOPLE,"

"CRAMPED INTO THIS SMALL,"

TWO-ROOM APARTMENT.

"HE FEELS SAFER IN LEBANON,"

FREE FROM THE MILITANTS

DESTROYING THE COMMUNITY.

THEY'RE TRYING TO KICK

ALL OF THE CHRISTIANS OUT

OF THE COUNTRY.

A CHRISTIAN FRIEND OF MINE

"WAS WORKING CONSTRUCTION,"

BUILDING A GOVERNMENT

SCHOOL.

THEY KILLED HIM AND STOLE

HIS STRUCK.

THEY DON'T HAVE ANY

COMPASSION OR MERCY FOR US

CHRISTIANS.

Reporter: BUT GROUPS

"LIKE CBN PARTNER ""HEART"

"FOR LEBANON,"" ARE SHOWING"

MUCH COMPASSION FOR THE

REFUGEES.

THOSE LIKE YOUNG MOHAMMED.

HIS FAMILY SET UP THIS

SMALL TENT ON FARM LAND IN

SOUTHERN LEBANON.

THE TENT LEAKED WHEN IT

"RAINED, SO A ""HEART FOR"

"LEBANON"" WORKER CONVINCED"

THE PROPERTY OWNER TO LET

THE FAMILY LIVE IN THIS

SHED.

MOHAMMED STOPPED ATTENDING

SCHOOL MORE THAN TWO YEARS

"AGO, SHORTLY AFTER THE"

SYRIAN CIVIL WAR BEGAN.

HE IS A GOOD BOY.

HE WANTS TO GO TO SCHOOL.

HE'S 12 YEARS OLD.

Reporter: PAKISTANI

EDUCATION ACTIVIST MALALA

YOUSUFZAI TOURS A SYRIAN

REFUGEE CAMP IN JORDAN.

SHE AND MOHAMMED AND HIS

GENERATION MAY LOSE ACCESS

TO ANY EDUCATION.

"IN 2012, A TALIBAN"

TERRORIST SHOT MALALA AS

SHE RETURNED HOME FROM

SCHOOL.

BUT YOUNG REFUGEES NEED

"MORE THAN EDUCATION, FOOD,"

AND HOUSING.

MANY LIKE 13-YEAR-OLD

MOHAMMED DEFINITELY NEED

MEDICAL CARE.

HE WAS BORN WITHOUT FULLY

DEVELOPED LEGS.

"THERE IS ONLY ONE BONE,"

"INSTEAD OF TWO BONES, LIKE"

THE REST OF US WOULD HAVE.

YOU CAN SEE IT IS IT IS

ATTACHED CORRECTLY DOWN

HERE.

THAT IS NOT HOW THE TIBIA

WOULD NORMALLY BE.

Reporter: NOT ONLY

"DID ""HEART FOR LEBANON"""

PROVIDE HIM WITH A

COMFORTABLE MATTRESS AND

"FOOD FOR HIS FAMILY, THEY"

ARRANGED LEG SURGERY.

"NOW WITH MORE HELP,"

MOHAMMED MAY EVENTUALLY

WALK.

"AND 18-YEAR-OLD FARAJ,"

"WHEN WE MET HIM, HE NEEDED"

HIS MOTHER'S HELP WALKING.

AND TODAY HE IS WALKING ON

HIS OWN.

"HE NEARLY DIED IN HOMS,"

"SYRIA, WHEN A ROCKET"

EXPLODED IN HIS LIVING

ROOM.

TOSSING HIM FROM THE

APARTMENT.

IT BROKE HIS ARM AND HOT

SHRAPNEL TORE INTO HIS

CHEST AND BACK.

HE SAYS HE IS DOING MUCH

BETTER BECAUSE OF THE HELP

"FROM ""HEART FOR LEBANON."""

I ASKED IF HE WOULD WANT

TO RETURN TO SYRIA TO BE A

SOLDIER?

"NO, HE SAYS, HE WOULD"

RATHER WORK IN THE

CLOTHING INDUSTRY.

PRAY THAT GOD WOULD

HEAL ME AND I WOULD WALK

NORMALLY.

Reporter: PERHAPS ONE

"DAY, ALL THE WAY FROM"

LEBANON BACK TO HIS SYRIAN

HOME.

"FROM THE MACAU VALLEY,"

"GARY LANE, CBN NEWS."

"Mark: UP NEXT, CBN"

NEWS SITS DOWN WITH THE

PRODUCERS OF THE BOX

"OFFICE HIT ""SON."

"GOD."""

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

"THE CHRISTIAN FILM ""SON OF"

"GOD"" HAD A STRONG BOX"

"OFFICE OPENING, BRINGING"

"IN $26.5 MILLION, AND"

FINISHING A CLOSE SECOND

"BEHIND THE THRILLER

""NON" "STOP."""

ANALYSTS SAY WITH NUMBERS

"LIKE THESE, HOLLYWOOD IS"

SURE TO MAKE MORE

RELIGIOUS-BASED FILMS.

"NOAH, STARRING RUSSELL"

CROWE WILL UNVEIL THIS

MONTH.

MARK BURNETT AND ROMA

DOWNEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR

BRINGING THE LIFE OF JESUS

TO THE BIG SCREEN.

"THEY PRODUCED ""SON OF"

"GOD."""

Wendy: EPHRAIM GRAHAM

RECENTLY TALKED WITH THE

POWER COUPLE ABOUT THE

MOVIE.

AND HE SHALL RISE OUT

OF ISRAEL.

THE WORD BECAME FLESH.

Reporter: FROM HUMBLE

BIRTH TO MIRACULOUS

"RESURRECTION, JESUS' STORY"

BECOMES LARGER THAN LIFE

"IN THE FILM ""SON OF GOD."""

WE JUST KNEW THAT THE

JESUS STORY NEEDED TO BE

PRESENTED IN A STAND-ALONE

EXPERIENCE.

Reporter: ROMA DOWNEY

IS BEST KNOWN FOR HER ROLE

ON THE HIT TELEVISION

"SERIES ""TOUCHED BY AN"

"ANGEL."""

"HER HUSBAND AND PARTNER,"

"MARK BURNETT, IS THE"

CREATIVE GENIUS BETWEEN

"SHOWS ""THE SURVIVOR,"" AND"

SHARK TANK.

THEY CAME UP WITH THIS

FILM WHILE PRODUCING THE

"WILDLY SUCCESSFUL SERIES,"

"THE BIBLE, FOR THE "

HISTORY CHANNEL.

WHILE WE WERE MAKING

"THIS, ROMA SAID THIS IS SO"

"AMAZING, IT SHOULD BE ON"

THE BIG MOVIE SCREEN.

SO WE STARTED THIS TWO

"YEARS AGO, WAY BEFORE THE"

SERIES CAME OUT.

WHO DO YOU THINK I AM?

YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD.

YOU CAN'T HAVE KNOWN

THIS BY WHAT YOU KNOW OF

"ME, PETER."

JESUS HASN'T BEEN ON

THE BIG SCREEN FOR 10

"YEARS, SINCE ""PASSION OF"

"THE CHRIST."""

SO WE JUST THOUGHT THIS

WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO

BRING JESUS TO THE BIG

SCREEN FOR A WHOLE NEW

GENERATION.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

SHOT THE FILM ON LOCATION

IN MOROCCO WITH AN

INTERNATIONAL CAST THAT

INCLUDES SOME FAMILIAR

FACES FROM THE BIBLE MINI

"SERIES, LIKE DIOGO"

MORCALDO AS JESUS.

MY SON.

DON'T BE AFRAID.

EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE

WITH GOD.

"Reporter: ROMA, YOU"

"PLAY THE MOTHER OF JESUS,"

AS YOU DID IN THE MINI

SERIES.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE TO BE

MARY?

"OH, GOSH, IT WAS SUCH A"

PRIVILEGE TO BE ABLE TO

STEP INTO THE ROLE.

I NEVER FULLY CONSIDERED

WHAT THE MOTHER OF JESUS

"MAY HAVE BEEN THINKING,"

PARTICULARLY AT THOSE

SCENES AT THE FOOT OF THE

CROSS.

THERE WAS A LOT OF PRAYER

TO BRING A MOTHER'S HEART

"TO THE ROLE, AND IT WAS A"

PROFOUNDLY MOVING

EXPERIENCE.

"Reporter: ""SON OF"

"GOD"" HITS THE BIG SCREEN"

AT A TIME WHEN HOLLYWOOD

IS EXPERIENCING A FAITH

"REVIVAL, SO TO SPEAK."

A NEW HOLLYWOOD FILM IS IN

PRODUCTION IN THE HOLY

LAND.

AND THERE IS ALREADY LOTS

"OF BUZZ ABOUT ""NOAH,"" SET"

TO HIT THEATERS ONLY WEEKS

"AFTER ""SON OF GOD'S"""

RELEASE.

"OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN,"

SPEAK THE VOICE.

HOW MUCH MORE WILL HE GIVE

TO YOU.

Reporter: AND THIS

FILM IS GETTING A BOX

OFFICE BOOST WITH JOEL

OSTEEN AND RICK WARREN

LEADING A THEATER TAKEOVER

"CAMPAIGN, BUYING OUT"

SCREENS IN MULTIPLE

THEATERS.

"PUT GOD FIRST, AND"

EVERYTHING ELSE WILL

FOLLOW.

WHAT MATTERS IS HOW

GOOD IS THE MOVIE?

AND WE'VE BEEN TO 20

CITIES AND DONE

"SCREENINGS, AND PEOPLE ARE"

LOVING THE MOVIE

EXPERIENCE.

IT IS EPIC.

THERE IS LOTS OF ACTION.

"IT IS DRAMATIC, BUT IT IS"

ALSO SO INTIMATE.

Reporter: HOW DID

THIS IMPACT YOUR PERSONAL

LIVES?

HOW DID IT AFFECT YOUR

WALK AS YOU'RE MAKING THIS

AND TELLING THE STORY OF

JESUS?

I THINK BECAUSE THE

ONLY THING THAT CAN HAPPEN

IF YOU BELIEVE IN JESUS IS

TO GET DEEPER AND DEEPER.

"AND, ALSO, WE'RE MARRIED."

"AND IT HAS BEEN A GREAT,"

GREAT JOURNEY FOR US.

WE ALWAYS JOKE THAT A

LOT OF COUPLES CAN'T EVEN

WORK IN THE GARDEN

"TOGETHER, AND WE'VE BEEN"

PRODUCING TOGETHER ALMOST

FIVE YEARS WITH THE BIBLE

"SERIES AND NOW WITH ""SON"

"OF GOD."""

IT HAS DEEPENED OUR

"FRIENDSHIP, DEEPENED OUR"

"MARRIAGE, AND DEEPENED OUR"

FAITH.

Reporter: AND THEIR

PRAYER IS A DEEPER FAITH

FOR ALL WHO SEE THE FILM.

ARE YOU THE SON THE

GOD?

I AM.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

"GRAHAM, CBN NEWS,"

WASHINGTON.

"Wendy: UP NEXT, WHAT"

ONE TEACHER THOUGHT WAS A

NORMAL SCHOOL ASSEMBLY

TURNED OUT TO BE SO MUCH

MORE.

"Wendy: WELL,"

SURPRISES ARE USUALLY NOT

WELCOMED IF YOUR PLANNING

"A WEDDING, BUT ONE WEST"

VIRGINIA BRIDE TO BE

HASN'T FOUND THAT TO BE

TRUE.

Mark: FIFTH GRADE

TEACHER JESSICA MUSIK

THOUGHT SHE WAS ATTENDING

AN AWARDS CEREMONY FOR

"STUDENTS, BUT THAT WASN'T"

REALLY THE CASE.

WE WERE A LITTLE TIGHT

"ON MONEY, AND HE TOOK A"

DIFFERENT JOB TO SPEND

MORE TIME WITH ME.

SO WE'VE BEEN PRETTY TIGHT

ON MONEY.

"MONEY ISN'T EVERYTHING,"

BUT IT'S GOOD.

IT WILL GO INTO SAVINGS.

SHE CAN USE IT FOR

WHATEVER SHE WANTS.

IF SHE WANTS TO USE THAT

"$25,000 TOWARDS HER"

"WEDDING OR HONEYMOON,"

ANYTHING FOR THEIR FUTURE.

Mark: SHE WON A

SWEEPSTAKES.

SHE SAYS SHE WILL USE THE

MONEY TO SPLURGE ON A NICE

"HONEYMOON, AND WHATEVER IS"

LEFT THEY AND HER HUSBAND

WILL SAVE.

"WITH $25,000, I THINK"

THEY'LL HAVE A NICE

HONEYMOON AND A GOOD START

TO THEIR MARRIAGE.

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