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CBN NewsWatch: April 29, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, April 29: New round of twisters menace southern states, Israel Minister: End of talks signals 'New Era,' and US-Philippines deal affirms defense commitment, and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," COMMUNITIES

RAVAGED BY DEADLY

TORNADOES.

WHERE THE STORMS ARE LIKELY

HEADING NEXT.

PLUS, THE END OF MIDDLE

EAST PEACE TALKS?

IT IS DEADLINE DATE FOR

NEGOTIATIONS.

WHAT THAT MEANS FOR THE

PEACE PROCESS.

Mark: AND HOW

CELEBRATING GEORGE

WASHINGTON IS BRINGING

TOGETHER FAITH AND

POLITICS.

ALL THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH".

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Lori: AND I'M LORI

JOHNSON.

FROM MICHIGAN TO THE

ATLANTIC COAST, MORE THAN

75 MILLION AMERICANS ARE IN

THE PATH OF SEVERE WEATHER

TONIGHT.

Mark: IT'S JUST THE

LATEST FROM THE SYSTEM THAT

HAS CAUSED CHAOS IN THE

MIDWEST AND SOUTH.

SPAWNING TORNADOES AND

KILLING MORE THAN 30 PEOPLE

IN JUST TWO DAYS.

JOHN WAGGI HAS MORE ON IN

TONIGHT'S TOP STORY.

Reporter: THROUGHOUT

THE SOUTH, THE OMINOUS

PRESENCE OF FUNNEL CLOUDS

KEPT AN ENTIRE REGION ON

GUARD.

IN TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI, A

TORNADO STRUCK DOWNTOWN.

I WAS IN THE BACKYARD,

WATCHING THE WEATHER, AND

SEEN THE FUNNEL CLOUDS.

AND I SEEN EVERYTHING JUST

HITTINGÑi THE FAN MORE OR

LESS.

WE WERE SITTING THERE,

GETTING READY TO EAT DINNER,

AND THE LIGHT STARTED GOING

OFF.

AND I STARTED HEARING THE

TRAIN SOUND EVERYBODY IS

TALKING ABOUT.

Reporter: THE

HARDEST-HIT AREAS ARE

MISSISSIPPI AND ARKANSAS.

I FEEL SORRY FOR THE

PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR

LIVES.

I FEEL VERY SORRY FOR MY

NEIGHBORS.

THAT BREAKS MY HEART.

THEIR HOUSE IS COMPLETELY

GONE.

Reporter: AUTHORITIES

SAY THE DEATH TOLL COULD

HAVE BEEN WORSE, BUT PEOPLE

TOOK SHELTER AND PAID

ATTENTION TO THEIR CELL

PHONE ALERTS.

WE GOT ALERTS 20 MINUTES

BEFORE IT HAPPENED THAT WE

NEEDED TO DO SOMETHING.

BEING STUBBORN, I DIDN'T

REACT UNTIL FIVE DAYS BEFORE

IT HAPPENED.

Reporter: TIM LEE WAS

HUDDLED IN HIS HOME WITH HIS

FAMILY WHEN HE REALIZED THE

FRONT DOOR WAS OPEN.

AS HE WENT TO CLOSE IT, HE

WITNESSED THE POWERFUL

TORNADO THAT WOULD CARVE OUT

AN 80-MILE PATH OF

DESTRUCTION THROUGH LITTLE

ROCK.

YOU SAW EVERYTHING BEING

THROWN ACROSS THE YARD,

WILD, AND I LOCKED THE DOOR

AND WENT BACK TO THE

BATHROOM, AND IT WAS LIKE A

ROARING FREIGHT TRAIN FOR 20

OR 30 SECONDS.

AFTER THAT, IT WAS CALM.

Reporter: A TORNADO

ALSO STRUCK NEARBY VILONIA,

TOSSING THIS CHURCH BELL

75 YARDS.

IT WAS ENCRUSTED IN

CEMENT, AND IT WAS

COMPLETELY RIPPED OUT OF THE

GROUND AND TWISTED.

Reporter: FORECASTERS

SAY THE VIOLENT WEATHER

ISN'T OVER YET.

IT IS EXPECTED TO THREATEN

LIVES IN CENTRAL, SOUTHERN,

AND MID-ATLANTIC STATES

BETWEEN NOW AND THURSDAY.

Mark: AND FOR MORE ON

WHERE THE MOST SEVERE

WEATHER WILL BE SEEN TONIGHT

AND TOMORROW, WE TURN NOW TO

ACCUWEATHER'S MOLLY

COCHRANE.

SEVERE WEATHER EXPECTED

ON THIS TUESDAY EVENING,

ACROSS PORTIONS OF

MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA.

THE THUNDERSTORMS ARE

CAPABLE OF PRODUCING

DAMAGING WINDS, TORNADOES,

AND LARGE HAIL.

ON WEDNESDAY, THE SEVERE

WEATHER THREAT GOING TO

SHIFT EASTWARD, IMPACTING

CHARLOTTE, PITTSBURGH'S.

AND ISOLATED TORNADOES WILL

HIT VIRGINIA, DOWN TOWARDS

SOUTH CAROLINA.

AND ON WEDNESDAY, WE WILL

HAVE A COLDFRONT SWEEPING

ACROSS THE NATION.

COOLER CONDITIONS BEHIND

THIS AND AHEAD OF THIS.

WE'RE EXPECTED TO SEE THE

STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS AS

WARM, HUMID AIR IS MEETING

UP WITH THE HUMIDITY AIR.

THE POTENTIAL FOR SOME LARGE

HAIL AND SOME FLOODING TO

TALK ABOUT.

VERY HEAVY RAIN SPREADING

ACROSS THE NORTHEAST BY

WEDNESDAY AS THAT LOW

PRESSURE SYSTEM KIND OF JUST

STALLS OUT, SITTING ACROSS

THE NORTHEAST THROUGHOUT THE

DAYTIME, DRENCHING

THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED,

AND IN PITTSBURGH, ALSO

POTENTIALLY IN WASHINGTON,

D.C.

AND SOME VERY HEAVY RAINFALL

COULD LEAD TO SOME

FLOODING.

ANYWHERE FROM FOUR TO SIX

INCHES FROM WASHINGTON, D.C.

DOWN TOWARDS SOUTH

CAROLINA.

Lori: SECRETARY OF

STATE JOHN KERRY IS BACKING

OFF THIS REMARKS THAT ISRAEL

COULD BECOME A,

QUOTE,"APARTHEID STATE" IF

IT DOESN'T REACH A PEACE

DEAL WITH THE PALESTINIANS.

HIS REMARKS WERE FIRST

REPORTED BY THE DAILY BEAST

WEBSITE.

ALTHOUGH KERRY SAID HE CHOSE

THE WRONG WORD, HE DID NOT

APOLOGIZE FOR THE COMMENT.

BUT HE SAYS HE IS COMMITTED

TO ISRAEL.

MEANWHILE, A CRUCIAL

DEADLINE ON CONDITIONS TO

CONTINUE PEACE TALKS EXPIRES

TODAY.

NOW AFTER 20 YEARS OF

UNSUCCESSFUL TALKS, ISRAELI

OFFICIALS SAY IT IS TIME TO

DISCONTINUE NEGOTIATIONS

CONSIDERING A TWO-STATE

SOLUTION WITH THE

PALESTINIANS.

Lori: CHRIS MITCHELL

REPORTS FROM JERUSALEM.

Reporter: THE ISRAELI

GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO

ASSESS THE LATEST COLLAPSE

OF NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE

PALESTINIANS.

ISRAEL SUSPENDED ITS

PARTICIPATION AFTER

PALESTINIAN AUTHOR ABU MAZIN

AGREED TO A UNITY GOVERNMENT

WITH THE HAMAS TERRORIST

ORGANIZATION.

ONE THING IS CLEAR, BY

THEIR ACTIVITY ON AN

IDEOLOGICAL LEVEL, MAZIN

SAYS VERY CLEARLY TO US IN

ISRAEL, I HAVE NO INTENTION

TO HAVE REAL PEACE WITH

YOU.

Reporter: BRIGADIER

GENERAL YOSI TOLD CBN NEWS

BOTH GROUPS SHARE THE SAME

CORE VALUES, HATING JEWS AND

BELIEVING ISRAEL WILL

DISAPPEAR.

THE MESSAGE IS VERY

CLEAR: I PREFER COMMUNITY

WITH HAMAS, THAN HAVING THE

CHALLENGE OF ACCEPTING A

JEWISH STATE.

Reporter: STILL,

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN

KERRY WARNED ISRAEL OF DIRE

CONSEQUENCES IF IT DIDN'T

REACH AN AGREEMENT WITH THE

PALESTINIANS.

BUT ONE ISRAELI MINISTER

SAID THIS IS A NEW

BEGINNING.

AN ERA HAS ENDED, AND A

NEW ERA HAS BEGUN.

THE NEW ERA I WOULD CALL THE

ERA OF REALISM.

Reporter: THE ECONOMY

MINISTER TOLD FOREIGN

JOURNALISTS THAT THE TWO

SIDES NEED TO LEARN TO

CO-EXIST.

WHAT I THINK WE NEED TO

DO IS BE REALISTIC ABOUT

WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE, AND

MASSIVELY INVEST IN

STRUCTURE, IN ECONOMY, IN

THE QUALITY OF LIVES, IN

SELF-GOVERNANCE OF THE

PALESTINIANS.

Reporter: AND BENNETT

SAYS ISRAEL SHOULD APPLY ITS

LAW TO THE ISRAELI PART OF

THE WEST BANK.

UNDER ISRAEL'S PLAN, IT WILL

OFFER FULL CITIZENSHIP TO

THE 100,000 PALESTINIANS

LIVING THERE.

IT STOPPED SHORT OF A

PALESTINIAN STATE IN THE

REST OF THE WEST BANK WHERE

MANY MORE PALESTINIANS LIVE

BECAUSE BENNETT SAYS ISRAEL

NEEDS TO HAVE FULL SECURITY

CONTROL.

WHEN YOU HAVE OVERRIDING

CONTROL OF SECURITY, IT

MEANS THAT YOU CAN USE

TWEEZERS TO STOP TERROR

INSTEAD OF A HAMMER.

Reporter: THIS ISN'T

THE FIRST TIME PEACE TALKS

HAVE BEEN DEADLOCKED, BUT

SOME SAY THIS PRESENTS AN

OPPORTUNITY.

JUST HOW THIS WORKS OUT ON

THE GROUND REMAINS TO BE

SEEN.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Mark: FOR MORE

EXCLUSIVE REPORTING FROM

ISRAEL, MAKE SURE YOU CHECK

OUT CHRIS' BLOG AND WEEKLY

SHOW, "JERUSALEM DATELINE,"

AND YOU'LL FIND BOTH AT OUR

WEBSITE, CBNNEWS.COM.

Lori: PRESIDENT OBAMA

IS WRAPPING UP HIS

FOUR-NATION ASIAN TOUR.

THE AIM OF HIS VISIT,

EMPHASIZING U.S. COMMITMENT

TO ALLIES EN THE REGION,

INCLUDING THE PHILIPPINES.

LUCILLE TALUSEN HAS MORE

FROM MANILA.

Reporter: IT IS HEAR IN

THE PALACE WHERE U.S.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA PAID

HIS OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE

PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT.

BOTH WORLD LEADERS DESCRIBED

THE VISIT AS HISTORIC, AS

THE MEETINGS FOCUSED ON

MODERNIZING AND ENHANCING

TRADE AND CULTURAL TIES

BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.

BUT THE HIGHLIGHT WAS THE

SIGNING OF A 10-YEAR

COOPERATION AGREEMENT THAT

AIMS TO STRENGTHEN THE

THEMUTUAL AGREEMENT.

THEY ARE RICH IN OIL,

GAS, AND MARINE RESOURCES.

OBAMA AND A ACQUINO

STRESSED THAT THE PACT WAS

NOT A DIRECT CHALLENGE TO

CHINA.

BOTH COUNTRIES CONSIDER

CHINA A KEY PARTNER IN UP

HOLDING INTERNATIONAL LAW,

WHICH IS NECESSARY IN

BRINGING PROGRESS TO THE

REGION.

President Obama: CHINA,

AS A LARGE COUNTRY, HAS

ALREADY ASSERTED THAT IT IS

INTERESTED IN ABIDING BY

INTERNATIONAL LAW.

AND REALLY OUR MESSAGE TO

CHINA, CONSISTENTLY ON A

WHOLE RANGE OF ISSUES IS, WE

WANT TO BE A PARTNER WITH

YOU IN UP NEXT..

UPHOLDING INTERNATIONAL

LAW.

THE PHILIPPINES ENHANCED

CORPORATION AGREEMENT TAKES

OUR SECURITY COOPERATION TO

A HIGHER LEVEL OF

OBLIGATION.

WE WILL ISSUE DEFENSE AND

SECURITY, AND FOR REGIONAL

PEACE AND STABILITY.

Reporter: ANGRY

LEFT-WING ACTIVISTS THINK

OTHERWISE.

THESE PRIM PRIME PROTESTORS

ARE SAYING NO TO THE GREATER

ACCESS THAT WAS GIVEN TO THE

U.S. TROOPS ON THE

PHILIPPINE BASES BECAUSE

THEY BELIEVE THIS WILL ONLY

DRAG THE PHILIPPINES MOO

INTO WAR WITH CHINA.

BUT PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID WAR

MAY ACTUALLY BE AVERTED

THROUGH THIS THREATENING OF

AN OLD ALLIANCE.

President Obama: THE

UNITED STATES WILL KEEP

THEIR COMMITMENT BECAUSE

ALLIES NEVER STAND ALONE.

Reporter: LUCILLE

TALUSEN, CBN NEWS, MANILA.

Lori: THE PRESIDENT IS

RETURNING HOME FROM ASIA TO

HIS LOWEST APPROVAL RATING

SINCE TAKING OFFICE.

HIS APPROVAL FELL TO 41%

THIS MONTH, CAUSING SOME

DEMOCRATS TO WORRY ABOUT THE

PRESIDENTPRESIDENT'S IMPACT

ON UPCOMING TERM ELECTIONS.

ACCORDING TO A ACTION NEWS

POLL, A MAJORITY WANTS THE

REPUBLICANS TO HELP KEEP THE

PRESIDENT IN CHECK.

Mark: THE NBA IS

BANNING DONALD STERLING FOR

LIFE.

THERE IS AN AUDIO REPORTEDLY

OF STERLING MAKING RACIST

REMARKS IN A PHONE CALL TO

HIS GIRLFRIEND, INCLUDING

TELLING HER HE DID NOT WANT

HER TO BRING BLACK PEOPLE TO

NBA GAMES.

THIS HAS BEEN A PAINFUL

MOMENT FOR ALL MEMBERS OF

THE NBA FAMILY.

I APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT AND

UNDERSTANDING OF OUR PLAYERS

DURING THIS PROCESS.

Mark: IN ADDITION TO

THE LIFETIME BAN, THE NBA IS

FINING STERLING

$2.5 MILLION, AND THAT MONEY

WILL BE DONATED TO

ANTI-DISCRIMINATION

CHARITIES.

Lori: COMING UP, A LOOK

AT WHAT IT IS LIKE TO LIVE

IN UKRAINE AS THE COUNTRY

FACES POSSIBLE CIVIL WAR.

Mark: UKRAINE SAYS IT

REMAINS COMMITTED TO ENDING

VIOLENCE IN THE NATION'S

EAST, BUT PRO-RUSSIAN

MILITANTS ARE NOT KEEPING

THEIR END OF THE DEAL.

IT HAS BEEN ALMOST TWO WEEKS

SINCE AN AGREEMENT WAS MADE

IN GENEVA, AND THE SITUATION

SEEMS TO BE GETTING WORSE.

IN THE LAST 36 HOURS,

PRO-RUSSIAN MILITANTS HAVE

SEIZED SEVERAL GOVERNMENT

BUILDINGS IN THE CITY OF

LUHANSK, AND JOURNALISTS AND

SEVEN MILITARY OBSERVERS ARE

BEING HELD HOSTAGE.

Lori: TAREN SPRINGS IS

AN AMERICAN WHO HAS LIVED IN

THE UKRAINE FOR NEARLY 10

YEARS.

SHE RUNS "ORPHANS' PROMISE"

IN KIEV.

SHE SPOKE WITH OUR SENIOR

INTERNATIONAL REPORTER,

GEORGE THOMAS, ABOUT WHAT

LIFE IS LIKE LIVING THROUGH

THE POLITICAL TURMOIL.

George: GREAT TO HAVE

YOU ON THE SHOW.

IS ANTI-SEMITISM REAL IN

UKRAINE TODAY?

I THINK THAT IT'S

DEFINITELY BEEN SOMETHING

THAT THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT

HAS TRIED TO PRODUCE AS

PROPAGANDA.

MULTIPLE REPORTS THAT I HAVE

HEARD, PEOPLE HAVE SAID THEY

HAVE NEVER FELT ANY

ANTI-SEMITISM IN THE RECENT

HISTORY OF UKRAINE, UNTIL

THESE LEAFLETS THAT WERE

PASSED OUT AND HAD GONE

OUT.

AND WE HEARD IT IS A SMALL

GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT HAD

DONE THAT.

BY AND LARGE THE JEWISH

COMMUNITY HAS NOT FELT

THAT.

George: IN FACT, THE

CHIEF RABBI OF KIEV HAS COME

OUT SAYING TO THE RUSSIANS,

DON'T USE US AS A PAWN.

RIGHT.

I THINK RUSSIA HAS TRIED TO

SPIN THIS TO GIVE MORE

REASON FOR THEIR INVOLVEMENT

IN UKRAINE.

George: TALK ABOUT THE

IMPACT THIS IS HAVING ON

YOUR MINISTRY.

ARE YOU SEEING DAY-TO-DAY

OPERATIONS CHANGE?

AND YOU ALSO HAVE FAMILIES

IN DONETSK, THAT ARE TRYING

TO ADOPT CHILDREN.

TELL US ABOUT THAT.

I THINK FOR THE MOST

PART, IT HAS ADDED A

TENSENESS.

IN KIEV AND OTHER PARTS OF

UKRAINE, DAILY LIFE IS GOING

ON AS NORMAL.

PEOPLE ARE GOING TO WORK.

PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SCHOOL.

BUT IT JUST ADDS A SENSE OF

UNCERTAINTY OF WHAT IS GOING

TO HAPPEN NEXT.

JUST CONSTANTLY CHECKING THE

NEWS, CHECKING WHAT IS GOING

TO HAPPEN.

I DO HAVE SOME PERSONAL

FRIENDS THAT ARE IN DONETSK,

TRYING TO ADOPT, AND FOR THE

MOST PART LIFE IS NORMAL.

AT THE ORPHANAGE, KIDS ARE

PLAYING.

AND THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT

IS GOING ON, AND IT IS

15 MILES FROM THE RUSSIAN

BORDER.

SO IT IS A SUPER TENSE TIME

AND YET LIFE IS CONTINUING.

George: YOU, AS AN

AMERICAN, ARE YOU SCARED?

I KNOW YOU'RE ABOUT THREE

HOURS FROM THE EASTERN

BORDER, BUT ARE YOU AFRAID?

I DON'T THINK I HAVE FELT

FEAR AS MUCH AS ANXIETY,

LIKE A LOW GRADE OF JUST

CHECKING THE NEWS, WHAT'S

GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT BECAUSE

WE DIDN'T SEE ANY OF THIS

COMING.

I MEAN THE LAST FOUR MONTHS

JUST CAME OUT OF WHAT SEEMED

TO BE NOWHERE.

SO LIFE JUST CHANGED AND

WHAT YOU THOUGHT WAS CERTAIN

WAS SUDDENLY UNCERTAIN.

I DON'T THINK I HAVE FEAR,

JUST THE LEVEL OF, OKAY,

GOD, WHAT'S NEXT?

George: AND TALK ABOUT

YOU GUYS' WORK AT THE

OFFICE.

THERE ARE MIXED FAMILIES,

RUSSIANS MARRIED TO

UKRAINIANS.

IS THIS TEARING FAMILIES

APART TODAY IN UKRAINE?

FRICTION BETWEEN HUSBANDS

AND WIVES, BROTHERS AND

SISTERS, AND MOMS AND DADS?

YEAH.

IT IS HAS CREATED DIVISION

LIKE YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE.

PEOPLE IN OUR OFFICE HAVE

RELATIVES IN RUSSIA AND THEY

CAN'T EVEN TALK ABOUT THE

SITUATION.

RUSSIANS, CHRISTIAN OR NOT,

HAVE A STRONG OPINION ABOUT

WHAT IS GOING ON IN UKRAINE,

AND THEY DO NOT SEE EYE TO

EYE, FOR THE MOST PART, WITH

THEIR UKRAINIAN BROTHERS AND

SISTERS.

IF PEOPLE WANT TO STAY

HARMONIOUS IN THEIR

FAMILIES, WE DON'T TALK

ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON

POLITICALLY.

George: HOW DO

CHRISTIANS AROUND THE WORLD,

HOW DOES THE UNITED STATES,

PRAY FOR UKRAINE AND THE

SITUATION THERE?

I THINK PRAYING FOR UNITY

IN THE CHURCH, WITH THE

ORPHAN SITUATION, PRAYING

FOR GOD'S PROTECTION OVER

THE KIDS, THAT THEY WOULD

NOT BECOME CAUGHT IN THIS

BATTLE.

THAT THEY WOULD NOT BE THE

CHILDREN IN THE MIDDLE, AND

THAT ADOPTIONS WOULD GO

FORTH.

AND THAT ULTIMATELY THE

CHURCH WOULD BE UNIFIED IN

UKRAINE.

George: TERRIFIC.

IT IS A PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU

HERE, ALL THE WAY FROM

UKRAINE.

KAREN SPRINGS OF OUR

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" CBN WORK

IN UKRAINE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

Mark: UP NEXT, A LOOK

AT A PRESIDENTIAL TRADITION

THAT BEGAN WITH THE MAN MANY

CALL THE FATHER OF OUR

NATION, GEORGE WASHINGTON.

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

THIS COMING THURSDAY MARKS

THE 63rd ANNUAL NATIONAL

DAY OF PRAYER.

THE THEME THIS YEAR, "ONE

VOICE UNITED IN PRAYER."

ACROSS THE COUNTRY, PEOPLE

WILL MARK THE OCCASION WITH

EVENTS, INCLUDING MANY AT

LOCAL AND NATIONAL

GOVERNMENT BUILD.

BUILDINGS.

IN WASHINGTON, D.C., THE DAY

WILL BE OBSERVED ON CAPITOL

HILL, AND AHEAD OF THE

EVENT, THE 23rd U.S.

CAPITAL BIBLE READING

MARATHON WILL BE ON SUNDAY

EVENING.

THE ENTIRE BIBLE WILL BE

READ THROUGH NON-STOP.

THE READING WILL BE COMPLETE

ON THURSDAY, DURING THE DAY

OF PRAYER.

I LOVE THAT.

WEDNESDAY MARKS AN HISTORIC

DAY IN AMERICAN HISTORY, THE

ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST

TIME AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT

TOOK THE OATH OF OFFICE.

Lori: AN EVENT HONORING

GEORGE WASHINGTON WILL BRING

TOGETHER BIG NAMES IN

POLITICS AND THE EVANGELICAL

COMMUNITY IN A NATIONAL

CELEBRATION OF PRAYER.

JOHN JESSUP HAS MORE.

Reporter: SINCE OUR

FOUNDING IN 1776, THE UNITED

STATES HAS ONLY KNOWN 44

PRESIDENTS, FROM BARACK

OBAMA TO GEORGE WASHINGTON.

AND ARGUABLY FEW HAVE HAD A

MORE LASTING IMPACT THAN THE

COUNTRY'S FIRST, A

REVOLUTIONARY WAR HERO WHO

SERVED AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF

OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY AND

A MANROOP JHOOT MAN WHO IS

REVERED AT THE CAPITAL OF

THE COUNTRY.

GEORGE WASHINGTON HAS

MONUMENTS AND STATUES, BUT

FOR AN ORGANIZER OF THE

EVENT, HE SAYS WASHINGTON

WAS MORE THAN A FOUNDING

FATHER.

AFTER BEING SWORN IN AT

FEDERAL HALL, HE PLACED HIS

HAND UPON AN OPEN BIBLE, AND

HE PLEDGED AN OATH BEFORE

GOD AND THE NATION TO UP

HOLD THE CONSTITUTION.

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

IMMEDIATELY AFTER HE TOOK

THE OATH OF OFFICE UNDER THE

CONSTITUTION, LAI LEANED

DOWN AND PICKED UP THE BIBLE

AND KISSED THE BIBLE.

FROM THERE HE INVITED HIS

VICE PRESIDENT AND CABINET

TO FOLLOW HIM.

Reporter: THEY WALKED

DOWN THE STREET TO SAINT

PAUL'S CHAPEL WHERE THEY HAD

DIVINE SERVICES, AND THERE

IN THAT SERVICE, AMERICA WAS

DEDICATED TO GOD.

THIS YEAR MARKS THE 221

SIGNIFICANT ANNIVERSARY OF

WASHINGTON'S FIRST

INAUGURATION, WHICH WILL BE

COMMEMORATED BY A PRAYER

EVENT IN THE CAPITAL.

MICHELE BACHMANN IS THIS

YEAR'S CONGRESSIONAL HOST.

IT IS AN OVERLOOKED DAY,

BUT WE ARE NOT GOING TO

OVERLOOK IT.

THIS IS A SEMINAL MOMENT,

AND WE, AS MEMBERS OF

CONGRESS, ARE INVITING THE

NATION TO COME BACK AND

REMEMBER THIS VERY GREAT

MAN.

MORE IMPORTANTLY, WHAT HE

DID.

HE DEDICATED OUR NATION TO

THE GLORY OF GOD.

Reporter: NOW IN ITS

THIRD YEAR, WASHINGTON, A

MAN OF PRAYER, BRINGS

TOGETHER MEMBERS OF THE

HOUSE AND SENATE TO PRAY FOR

THE NATION AND ITS LEADERS.

CBN NEWS INTERVIEWED THE

EVENT'S FOUNDER AT

WASHINGTON'S HISTORIC

MT. VERNON HOME.

IT IS OUR HOPES AND

DESIRE, THAT HAVING THIS

EVENT, "WASHINGTON, A MAN OF

PRAYER," WILL BRING

ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT

NOT ONLY WAS OUR NATION

FOUNDED UPON THE PRINCIPLES

OF GOD'S WORD, BUT IT WAS

ALSO A MOMENT FOR ALL MEN

AROUND THE WORLD.

BECAUSE FOR THE LAST 225

YEARS, MEN FROM ALL NATIONS,

ALL CREEDS, ALL COLORS, HAVE

DESIRED TO COME TO AMERICA.

Reporter: THE EVENT,

EMCEED BY FORMER ARKANSAS

GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE IS

ONLY FOR MEMBERS OF

CONGRESS, BUT THIS YEAR THE

PRAYER WILL BE BEAMED INTO

HOMES AND CHURCHES ON THE

DAY STAR TELEVISION

NETWORK.

IT WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON

A LIVE WEBCAST, INVITING

AMERICANS TO JOIN WITH THE

PRAYERS OF THEIR LEADERS FOR

AMERICA TO RETURN TO ITS

CHRISTIAN HERITAGE.

700 MILLION HOMES HAVE

ACCESS TO THE VIEWING, AND

WE'RE ARE JUST TRUSTING GOD

THAT HE WILL ALLOW THE WORLD

TO SEE MEMBERS OF THE

SENATE, MEMBERS OF THE

HOUSE, NOTED CHRISTIAN

LEADERS, ACKNOWLEDGE GEORGE

WASHINGTON AS A MAN OF FAITH

AND A MAN OF PRAYER.

Reporter: NOW 225 YEARS

AFTER HIS FIRST

INAUGURATION, WASHINGTON IS

REMEMBERED MUCH LIKE HE WAS

EULOGIZED BY HENRY LEE,

FIRST IN WAR, FIRST IN

PEACE, FIRST IN THE HEARTS

OF HIS COUNTRYMEN.

JOHN JESSUP, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Lori: ONCE AGAIN, YOU

CAN WATCH "WASHINGTON, A MAN

OF PRAYER," AND IT WILL AIR

NEXT WEDNESDAY, DAY 7th,

ON THE DAY STAR TELEVISION

NETWORK, AND YOU'LL BE ABLE

TO SEE IT ONLINE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

Mark: IT SOUNDS LIKE

SOMETHING YOU DEFINITELY

WANT TO CHECK OUT.

UP NEXT, A HOSPITAL ROOM

TURNED WEDDING CHAPEL?

WE'LL EXPLAIN WHEN@@ WE COME

BACK.

Lori: 'TIL DEATH DO US

PART ALMOST TOOK ON A NEW

MEANING AT ONE PENNSYLVANIA

COUPLE'S WEDDING.

Mark: THAT AFTER THE

GROOM SUFFERED A MEDICAL

EMERGENCY RIGHT BEFORE THE

CEREMONY WAS SET TO START.

ROBERT AND MARY ALICE ADAMS

WERE PLANNING ON A LOW-KEY,

RELAXED WEDDING, BUT WHEN HE

STARTED HAVING HEART

PROBLEMS, EVERYTHING

CHANGED.

HE WANTED TO CONTINUE,

AND I EXPLAINED TO HIM HE

NEEDED TO GET TO THE

HOSPITAL TO BE SEEN.

I WAS ALL DRESSED UP IN

MY SUIT AND TIE, WHICH IS

RARE, TO GET MARRIED, AND IT

DIDN'T WORK OUT THAT WAY.

Mark: WOW!

ONCE IT WAS DETERMINED

ROBERT WAS IN STABLE

CONDITION, NURSES MADE THE

COUPLE'S MARITAL DREAMS COME

TRUE.

THEY CREATED A BOUQUET FOR

MARY ALICE, AND DEC CRAILTED

DECORATED THE HOSPITAL

ROOM.

AND IT WAS A WEDDING NEITHER

WILL SOON FORGET.

THEY MADE IT THROUGH, AND

THANK GOD HE IS ALIVE.

Lori: HOW ROMANTIC.

WE WISH THEM MANY YEARS OF

HAPPINESS.

Mark: WE DO.

Lori: THAT'S ALL OF THE

TIME WE HAVE FOR THIS

EDITION OF "NEWSWATCH."

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