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CBN NewsWatch: March 28, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, March 28: Russia build-up sparks fears of full scale invasion, AG Holder: Feds will recognize Mich. gay marriages, and Scripture to Screen: 'Noah' sparks controversy, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH"

IMPENDING INVASION IN UKRAINE,

WHY AMERICA IS CONCERNED ABOUT

RUSSIA'S NEXT STEP.

PLUS UPHOLDING THE ABORTION

LAW IN TEXAS.

MORE ON THE DECISION THAT IS

EMPOWERING PRO-LIFE ADVOCATES.

AND CBN NEWS SITS DOWN WITH

THE STARS AND DIRECTOR OF "NOAH"

AND AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE MOVIE.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH." GOOD EVENING I AM

MARK MARTIN.

AND I AM HEATHER SELLS.

IS RUSSIA PREPARING TO INVADE

EASTERN UKRAINE?

THAT IS THE QUESTION AS RUSSIAN

TROOPS BUILD UP ALONG THE

UKRAINIAN BORDER.

RUSSIA SAYS THEY ARE

CONDUCTING MILITARY EXERCISES.

MANY FEAR THEY ARE PLANNING FOR

MUCH MORE.

U.S. BELIEVES AS MANY AS

50,000 RUSSIAN TROOPS A I MAST

ALONG THE UKRAINIAN BORDER AND

SAY IT IS CLOSER TO 100,000.

QUESTION OF THE DAY, WHAT IS

RUSSIA'S INTENT?

WALL STREET JOURNAL SAYS THEY

ARE PREPARING SUPPLY LINES.

MANY WONDER IF THEY ARE PLANNING

ANOTHER INVASION INTO UKRAINE

AND ALSO CONCERN RUSSIA WILL USE

PROTECTION AS AN EXCUSE TO IN

INVADE.

THIS IS THE ROAD WHICH LEADS

TO CATASTROPHE TO THE COUNTRY.

THIS IS AGAINST OUR OWN STATE.

THIS IS THE ROAD SUPPORTING THE

AGGRESSOR WHO IS CONCENTRATED

ARMED FORCES ON SUPPORTERS OF

OUR LAND.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS URGING

RUSSIA TO PULL BACK FROM THE

BORDER.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: WHAT WE NEED

TO DEESCALATE THE SITUATION IS

FOR RUSSIA TO MOVE BACK THOSE

TROOPS AND BEGIN NEGOTIATIONS

WITH THE UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT

AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.

UKRAINIAN FOREIGN MINISTER

SHOWS HOW ISOLATED RUSSIA IS

INTERNATIONALLY.

REST OF THE WORLD IS FOR

PEACEFUL SOLUTION OF THE

CONFLICT AND FOR THE SUPPORT OF

THE EXISTING INTERNATIONAL --

SO FAR NO COUNTRY WILL COME

TO UKRAINE'S COUNTRY.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID THEY WILL

FACE A SWIFT RESPONSE BUT MADE

NO SUCH WARNING TO HELP UKRAINE

SHOULD RUSSIA INVADE.

GEORGE THOMAS OUR SENIOR

NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT IN

UKRAINE A FEW WEEKS AGO.

WELCOME, GEORGE.

THANK YOU.

THEY SAY THEY ARE INVOLVED IN

MILITARY EXERCISES, U.S. IS NOT

BUYING THAT, RIGHT?

NO.

THEY ARE NOT.

IN A PROPER SCENARIO, YOU SHOULD

SEE TANK SOLDIER MOVEMENT.

YOU ARE NOT SEEING THIS.

HERE IS WHAT DEFENSE OFFICIALS

SAID.

WHAT WE ARE SEEING IS NOT A LOT

OF EXERCISES BUT REENFORCING AND

SETTLING IN PLACE.

THAT IS WHAT IS ALARMING.

WHERE WOULD THE RUSSIANS GO

IF THEY DID INVADE?

THREE SPECIFIC CITIES, WHY

ARE THESE IMPORTANT?

YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THESE, WHEN

CRIMEA ANNEXED TWO WEEKS AGO.

IT IS AN ISLAND.

THERE IS NO PORTION THAT --

RUSSIA NEEDS NORTH TO CRIMEA TO

BENEFIT FROM THE ANNEXATION.

THREE CITIES.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS SAYING HE

WOULD PROTECT NATO NATIONS, WHAT

DOES THAT MEAN FOR UKRAINE?

THEY ARE IN THE DARK.

THEY ARE LEFT TO FEND FOR

THEMSELVES.

THAT HAS BEEN THE ASPIRATION,

THE WORRY RUSSIANS HAVE HAD ALL

THIS TIME, WILL THEY JOIN NATO

AND IN ESSENCE THEY WILL BE OUT

TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES.

UKRAINE IS ASKING FOR

MILITARY SUPPORT, ARE THEY

LIKELY TO GET IT SOON?

NO.

PRIME MINISTER OF UKRAINE

VISITED THE WHITE HOUSE TWO

WEEKS AGO AND ASKED PRESIDENT

OBAMA WOULD YOU GIVE US SMALL

AMMUNITION?

THE PRESIDENT SAID WE'LL SEND

YOU A BUNCH OF MRES, MEALS READY

TO EAT.

THOUSANDS OF THOUSAND.

THAT SOUNDS SO COLDHEARTED?

IT IS.

NO RESPONSE FROM SO-CALLED NATO

ALLIES IN THE REGION.

NO INDICATION THERE IS MILITARY

DEPLOYMENT TO THE REGION.

THE PRESIDENT HAS REITERATED, WE

ARE NOT GOING TO GET INVOLVED

MILITARILY.

HE TOLD THE RUSSIANS, YOU CAN DO

WHAT YOU WANT.

INTERIM PRIME MINISTER IS AN

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN.

HEATHER?

THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT IS

PREVENTING AID FROM GETTING TO

WAR TORN REGIONS ACCORDING TO

HUMAN RIGHT'S WATCH.

THE ASSAD REGIME WILL NOT GRANT

PERMISSION FOR AID TO BE CROSSED

OVER.

THEY WON'T CROSS BORDERS UNLESS

APPROVED BY A COUNTRY'S

GOVERNMENT.

THAT IS LEAVING THEM WITHOUT

MUCH HELP FROM GROUPS.

THE REGIME IS VIOLATING A

RESOLUTION THAT DEMANDS ACCESS

FOR AID GROUPS.

ONLY 26% OF AMERICANS SUPPORT

THE AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT.

THAT IS ACCORDING TO ASSOCIATED

PRESS GFK SURVEY.

ALSO LOSING SUPPORT AMONG YOUNG

HEALTHY MILLENNIALS.

ONLY 27% MAKE UP THE TOTAL

NUMBER OF ENROLLEES.

THEY HAVE SIGNED UP SIX MILLION

PEOPLE.

IT IS A MIX OF PEOPLE AND A

LOT OF PEOPLE.

CONSERVATIVES QUESTION THE WHITE

HOUSE NUMBERS SAYING NOT ALL OF

THEM ARE PAYING PREMIUMS.

THEY HAVE SIMPLY SELECTED A

PLAN.

U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS HE

WILL EXTEND FEDERAL MARRIAGE

RECOGNITION TO THE MORE THAN 300

GAY COUPLES THAT WED IN MICHIGAN

LAST WEEKEND.

TODAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT FROM ERIC

HOLDER -- HIS DECISION EXTENDS

FEDERAL BENEFITS TO THOSE

COUPLES JOINTLY FILING FEDERAL

TAXES AND SOCIAL SECURITY

BENEFITS.

FEDERAL APPEALS JUDGE PUT GAY

MARRIAGE ON HOLD.

THAT IS FOLLOWING A

CONSTITUTIONAL BAN ON SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE.

FEDERAL COURT IN TEXAS IS

UPHOLDING ABORTION RESTRICTIONS.

A JUDGE MADE THE RULING

REQUIRING ABORTION DOCTORS TO

HAVE ADMITTING PRIVILEGES DOES

NOT PUT WOMEN'S HEALTH IN

DANGER.

FOR MORE WE TURN TO ALISON

HOWARD, CONCERNED WOMEN FOR

AMERICA.

ALLISON, THIS WAS AN ALL-WOMAN

JUDGE IT DOES NOT ENDANGER

WOMEN'S HEALTH.

HOW DID THEY ARRIVE AT THEIR

DECISION?

IT IS A GREAT POINT,

ACTUALLY.

THIS IS AN ALL FEMALE DECIDING

HB 2, A HOUSE BILL TEXAS

LEGISLATURE PASSED LAST SUMMER,

WENDY DAVIS FILIBUSTERED.

IT WAS A BILL TO PROTECT WOMEN

THROUGH COMMON SENSE ABORTIONS,

REGULATIONS ON 20-WEEK

ABORTIONS.

THINGS LIKE ADMITTING PRIVILEGES

FOR THE PHYSICIANS PERFORMING

THESE PROCEDURES TO WOMEN.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD AND OTHER

PRO-ABORTION GROUPS ARGUE THIS

PLACES UNDO BURDEN ON THE

FACILITIES AND WOMEN SEEKING

ABORTIONS.

WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY, IN FACT

IT DOES NOT.

THEY UPHELD BOTH OF THE TWO

CONTENTIONS PLANNED PARENTHOOD

HELD.

THEY WERE AGAINST ADMITTING

PRIVILEGES FOR PHYSICIANS WITHIN

30 MILES AND RU-486 WOULD HAVE

TO BE ADMINISTERED BY FDA

PROTOCO

PROTOCOL.

WAS THIS A SURPRISE.

IT SHOULDN'T SURPRISE US,

WOMEN CLEARLY SUPPORT COMMON

SENSE REGULATIONS ON ABORTION.

SEX AND GENDER-SELECTED

ABORTIONS AND RAISING CLINICS TO

THE LEVEL OF HOSPITALS ARE

THINGS WOMEN CAN AGREE ON NO

MATTER WHERE THEY FALL ON THE

LIFE ISSUE.

FOR US, LIFE SHOULD BE UPHELD

AND PART OF A GENERATION THAT

HAS MORE ACCESS TO SONOGRAMS AND

WANTS TO PROTECT THOSE

ALLISON, HOW DO YOU SEE THIS

CHANGING THE ABORTION INDUSTRY

IN TEXAS?

SOME SAY THE CLINICS MAY SHUT

DOWN.

IF THEY NEED TO SHUT DOWN

BECAUSE OF BEING RAISEED TO A

STANDARD THAT IS IN WOMEN'S BEST

INTEREST.

WE ARE SEEING STATES CONSIDER

THESE PRO-LIFE LEGISLATION.

MORE HAS BEEN PASSED IN THE LAST

TWO YEARS THAN THE PAST DECADE.

THAT IS REVEALING.

ALLISON HOWARD, THANK YOU FOR

YOUR TIME.

THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

IN OTHER NEWS, 17 PEOPLE HAVE

OFFICIALLY DECLARED DEAD BECAUSE

OF THE MUDSLIDE IN WASHINGTON

STATE.

RESCUE TEAMS THINK IT WILL

CLIMB.

AT LEAST 90 PEOPLE ARE

UNACCOUNTED FOR.

MANY ARE CLINGING TO THE HOPE OF

A MIRACLE.

A LOCAL WEBSITE IS POSTING THOSE

LOST.

I AM GLAD IF WE CAN BRING

COMFORT.

CBN'S OPERATION BLESSING IS

SENDING MONEY AND STAFF TO THE

DISASTER ZONE WORKING WITH A

LOCAL PASTOR TO HELP REACH OUT

TO THE HURTING COMMUNITY.

SEARCH FOR FLIGHT 370 IS

SHIFTING.

IT SHOWS THE PLANE WAS GOING

FASTER THAN NOR MA'AM AND USING

MORE FUEL AND PROBABLY CRASHED

EARLIER.

A REAL DANGER OF THAT BATTERY

RUNNING OUT AND NEVER FIND THING

WRECKAGE AND THE MYSTERIES OF

FLIGHT 370.

WEATHER CONDITIONS IMPROVING

AND ANOTHER U.S. NAVY SUBHUNTER

HAS BEEN ORDER TO ASSIST.

COMING UP, FOOD PRICES ON THE

RISE AND WHY AMERICANS ARE

SPENDING MORE AT THE STORE.

A DEVASTATES DROUGHT IN THE

HARSH WINTER IS COSTING MORE AT

THE DINNER TABLE, THE COST OF

FOOD IS ON THE RISE.

CAITLIN: GROCERY STORES

ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE HIKING UP

PRICES OF MAJOR FOOD STAPLES

RISING 0.4%.

EXPERTS SAY THEY EXPECT THEM TO

INCREASE AS MUCH AS 3.5%.

A SEVERE DROUGHT IN THE MIDWEST

IS ONE OF THE FACTORS AND THE

BEEF INDUSTRY HAS BEEN HIT

ESPECIALLY HARD.

MEAT SUPPLIES DOWN 6-7% THIS

YEAR.

CAITLIN: IN JANUARY, USDA

RECORDED THE HIGHEST PRICE FOR

FRESH BEEF EVER RECORDED SINCE

THEY BEGAN TRACKING THIS STA TIS

TICK IN 1987.

THEN PRODUCE, HIGHER PRICES

BECAUSE OF WINTER TO SPRING, THE

CONCERN IS ABOUT PRICES LATER IN

THE YEAR.

PRICES ARE HIGH.

THIS YEAR WE EXPECT THEM TO GO

HIGHER BECAUSE SOME OF THE CROPS

HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED MAINLY

BECAUSE THEY WON'T HAVE ENOUGH

WATER.

AN INCREASE IN DEMAND ARE

OTHER FACTORS CONTRIBUTEED TO

THE RISING PRICE OF FOOD.

I THINK YOU HAVE TO WAIT AND

SEE AND THEN I THINK PEOPLE WILL

ADJUST WHAT THEY EAT TO WHAT

PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE.

CAITLIN: CAITLIN BURKE, CBN

NEWS.

A NEW STUDY OUT OF TEXAS,

BORDERLINE OR HIGH CHOLESTEROL.

DOCTORS WARN THAT HALF OF THOSE

WITH HIGH CHOLESTEROL AS

CHILDREN WILL HAVE IT AS ADULTS

RAISING RISK OF HEART ATTACK AND

OTHER PROBLEMS.

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY

THIS WEEKEND SUGGESTS

CHOLESTEROL SCREENING SHOULD

START AT AGE NINE.

AUTISM IN THE U.S. ON THE

RISE ACCORDING TO CENTERS FOR

DISEASE CONTROL.

NEW DATA SHOWS 1-68 AMERICAN

CHILDREN AS AUTISM, 29% INCREASE

FROM THE LAST MAJOR STUDY IN

2008.

AMONG BOYS, 1-42.

GIRLS, 1 IN 189.

STILL NOT CLEAR WHY THERE IS A

BIG JUMP IN AUTISM.

I AM AFRAID THERE IS NOT A

SIMPLE ANSWER.

NOT A SINGLE EXPLANATION.

LIKELY TO BE MANY DIFFERENT

THINGS.

THERE HAS BEEN AN IMPROVEMENT

IN IDENTIFYING WARNING SIGNS.

KIDS ARE BEING DIAGNOSED AT

YOUNGER AGES.

AUTISM ADVOCATES ARE PUSHING

LAWMAKERS TO DROP A NATIONAL

STRATEGY SO FAMILIES CAN GET THE

SUPPORT THEY NEED.

UP NEXT, DIRECTOR OF THE NEW

FILM "NOAH" TELLS CBN NEWS HOW

HE IS RESPONDING TO CRITICISM OF

HIS MOVIE.

WELCOME BACK.

MUCH ANTICIPATED FILM "NOAH"

HITS THEATRES TODAY.

HOLLYWOOD'S BIG BUDGET VERSION

OF THE BIBLE STORY HAS BEEN

GENERATING CONTROVERSY FOR

MONTHS.

THE DIRECTOR PUSHED CREATIVE

LICENSE TOO FAR SOME CRITICS

SAY.

DARREN ARONOFSKY'S

FASCINATION WITH NOAH BEGAN AT

13 WHEN HE WON AN AWARD FOR HIS

POEM ON THE STORY.

GREAT.

CUT.

WORTH IT.

BRINGING THIS TO THE BIG

SCREEN IS A DREAM COME TRUE AND

16 YEARS OF WORK.

GREAT ENTERTAINMENT FIRST AND

FOREMOST AND VISUAL SPECTACLE OF

ALL OF THE WONDERS.

THE MASSIVE ARK DARREN

ARONOFSKY WROTE FROM THE BIBLE

AS A BLUEPRINT.

AACADEMY AWARD WINNING ANTHONY

HOPKINS PLAYS NOAH'S

GRANDFATHER.

WHAT IS YOUR FIRST CONNECTION

TO THE STORY?

IT WAS IN SUNDAY SCHOOL.

ONLY DAY I EVER ATTENDED SUNDAY

SCHOOL.

I REMEMBER GOING HOME TELLING MY

MOTHER ABOUT THE SNAKES AND

ELEPHANTS.

HOW WOULD YOU COMPARE WHAT

YOU SAW THEN TO WHAT WE ARE

SEEING ON FILM NOW?

NO COMPARISON, SWEEPING EPIC

OF A STORY THAT GOES BEYOND THE

BIBLE.

OUR FAMILY HAS BEEN CHOSEN

FOR A GREAT TASK TO SAVE THE

INNOCENT.

THE INNOCENT?

THE LOST.

WHY THE INNOCENT?

AN EARLY DRAFT OF DARREN

ARONOFSKY'S SCRIPT INSPIRED THIS

GRAPHIC NOVEL.

STILL THIS ISN'T A CHILDREN'S

STORY.

RUSSELL CROWE'S DEPICTION OF

NOAH DARK AND TENSION IN HIS

FAMILY HEAVY.

SOME RELIGIONS SAY NOAH IS A

PROPHET OR SUPERHERO STATUS.

HE WAS JUST A MAN GIVEN A

PARTICULARLY HEAVY TASK AND

QUITE A BURDEN TO CARRY.

DID YOU REALLY THINK YOU

COULD PROTECT YOURSELF FROM ME?

THERE IS NO PROTECTION FROM

YOU.

WHAT IS IT?

AN ARK TO HOLD THE INNOCENT AND

WIPE OUT THE WICKED FROM THE

WORLD.

LOOKING AT THE TEXT, VERY,

VERY SHORT.

YOU DON'T HEAR FROM NOAH'S WIFE,

HIS CHILDREN.

WHERE DO YOU GO FROM THERE

THE MORE YOU LOOK, MORE

INTERESTING THINGS EMERGE.

CRITICISM IN ANTICIPATION OF

THE FILM IN THE CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITY, ENVIRONMENTAL CRUSADE

SAYING YOU TAKE TOO MANY

LICENSES THAT VEER AWAY FROM THE

BIBLICAL TEXT, YOUR THOUGHTS.

ALL THE CONTROVERSY ARE FROM

PEOPLE THAT HAVEN'T SEEN THE

FILM.

NOW THE TIDE HAS CHANGED THAT

THEY ARE.

THE NATIONAL RELIGIOUS

BROADCASTERS DID PRAISE THE FILM

FROM SIN, JUDGMENT AND

RESTORATION.

ONLY AFTER PARAMOUNT PICTURES

ADVERTISED THE FILM AS BEING

INSPIRED BY THE STORY OF NOAH.

ARTISTIC LICENSES HAVE BEEN

TAKEN.

PEOPLE ARE REALIZING THE

VALUES IN THE MOVIE ARE VERY,

VERY CONNECTED TO THE ORIGINAL

STORY AND RAISE CONVERSATION

ABOUT THE ORIGINAL STORY.

EVEN WITH CONTROVERSY, THIS

EPIC FILM HAS PEOPLE TALKING

ABOUT AN OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE

STORY THAT HASN'T INSPIRED A

BLOCK BUSTER UNTIL NOW.

IT HAS BEEN A GENERA DEAD FOR

50 YEARS.

NO ONE HAS UNDERTAKEN THE GREAT

MIRACLES OF THE OLD BOOK AND TRY

TO BRING THEM TO LIFE.

WITH ALL THE INCREDIBLE DIGITAL

EFFECTS USED FOR SUPER HERO

FILMS WHEN YOU HAVE ORIGINAL

HEROS LIKE NOAH, WHAT YOU CAN

BRING TO LIFE IS EXCITING.

A LATEST WAVE IN A FLOOD OF

FAITH FILMS RIDING HIGH AT THE

BOX OFFICE, EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN

NEW.

IT IS RATED PG-13 AND IN

THEATRES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

UP NEXT, WHY ONE MUSEUM IS

PUTTING RIDICULOUS FAMILY PHOTOS

ON DISPLAY.

YOU PROBABLY HAVE ONE A

FAMILY PHOTO SO EMBARRASSING IT

ISN'T HANGING ON THE WALL.

NEW A NEW MUSEUM IS A PLACE TO

PUT THAT PICTURE.

CALIFORNIA HERITAGE MUSEUM

DISPLAYING THE BEST OF THE WORST

COMES FROM THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE

POPULAR WEBSITE

AWKWARDFAMILYPHOTOS.COM.

200 PICTURES THAT ARE SURE TO

EMBARRASS.

NEW I WAS LIKE I AM GOING TO

BE A BALLERINA.

YOU GO TO THE PORTRAIT

STUDIO.

WHAT THIS SHOW IS ABOUT THE

OTHER PHOTOS THAT YOU BURIED IN

THE DRAWERS AND ATTIC.

SANTA WITH A BLACK EYE AND

GRANDMA BY HERSELF.

PHOTOS ON DISPLAY UNTIL JULY.

I LOVE THAT ONE.

I THINK EVERYONE CAN RELATE.

[LAUGHTER].

"NEWSWATCH."

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QUESTIONS AT "NEWSWATCH" AT

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