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The Brody File: From the Boardroom to the Battlefield. - June 19, 2014

In this special edition of the Brody File CBN White House Correspondent Jennifer Wishon takes a look at the strides women are making around the world. From politics to the United States military, we explore the ever evolving role of women in ... ... Read Transcript


WOULD BE TODAY, I MIGHT HAVE

BEEN OVERWHELMED.

TO WOMEN SERVING ON THE

FRONT LINE.

ANYBODY CAN BE A PLATOON

LEADER OR A CREW MEMBER, AS

LONG AS YOU CAN DO THE JOB.

WE'LL EXPLORE STRIDES

WOMEN ARE MAKING HERE IN THE

U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD,

AND THE CHALLENGES THEY FACE

IN AN EVOLVING CULTURE.

WHAT I NOW KNOW IS WE CAN

DO EVERYTHING.

THIS BRODY FILE SPECIAL

WOMEN'S EDITION IS ON ACROSS

AMERICA.

*

WELCOME TO "THE BRODY

FILE" WOMEN'S EDITION.

I'M JENNIFER WISHON.

DAVID BRODY IS ON SPECIAL

ASSIGNMENT AT TACO BELL.

OVER THE PAST 40 YEARS, LIFE

AS A WOMAN IN AMERICA HAS

CHANGED GREATLY.

TODAY YOUNG WOMEN ARE MORE

LIKELY TO GRADUATE FROM

COLLEGE THEN MEN AND MORE

LIKELY TO HOLD A GRADUATE

DEGREE.

THEY ARE THE MODERN DAY ROSY

THE RIVETERS CHANGING THE

FACE.

IT COMES WITH CHALLENGES.

FOR WOMEN, BALANCING

MARRIAGE WITH FAMILY AND

WORK CAN SOMETIMES SEEM

IMPOSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY FOR

ENTREPRENEURS.

STARTING A BUSINESS IS TOUGH

FOR ANYONE.

AND FOR WOMEN, THERE ARE

EXTRA CONSIDERATIONS.

YOU CANNOT RUN A COMPANY

AS A MOM AND A SPOUSE

WITHOUT CONNECTING ALL OF

THE DOTS.

IF NOT, A BUSINESS CAN

EASILY BREAK UP A FAMILY.

THERE IS AN EXTREMELY

HIGH RATE OF DIVORCE IN

ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

Reporter: JENNIFER FELT

THE STRESS ON HER FAMILY AS

SOON AS SHE STARTED MILITARY

SPOUSES.COM.

HER HUSBAND, A NAVY PILOT,

GAVE HER HIS BLESSINGS AND

HIS BONUS TO START HER

WEBSITE.

WHEN I FIRST STARTED, I

WAS HEAD DOWN, BUSY ALL OF

THE TIME.

AND IT WAS REALLY STARTING

TO HURT MY MARRIAGE.

AND THIS WAS SOMETHING I

TALKED TO MY HUSBAND ABOUT

SHARING ABOUT IT BECAUSE WE

BELIEVE THAT GOD HELPED US

TO REGROUP.

ANOTHER THING THAT HELPED

IS "COUNT ME IN."

A PROGRAM THAT HELPS WOMEN

GROWING THEIR BUSINESSES

INTO MILLION DOLLAR

ENTERPRISES.

FOUNDED BY NELL MARINO, THE

WOMAN WHO STARTED "TAKE OUR

DAUGHTERS TO WORKDAY."

FOR ME, IT IS THE GIFT

THAT KEEPS ON GIVING.

BECAUSE I KEEP MEETING WOMEN

WHO CHOSE BASED ON WHAT THEY

SAW, WHETHER IT WAS WITH A

PARENT OR A TEACHER OR AUNT

OR UNCLE OR NEIGHBOR.

SHE SAYS WOMEN AND MEN

APPROACH STARTING A BUSINESS

VERY DIFFERENTLY.

ALMOST ALL OF THE FEMALE

ENTREPRENEURS SHE COACHES

IMMEDIATELY WANT TO START A

CHARITABLE FOUNDATION.

AND MANY HAVE A HARD TIME

PAYING THEMSELVES.

THEY PAY THEIR EMPLOYEES,

BUT DON'T COMPENSATE

THEMSELVES.

AND THEY WONDER WHY THEIR

HUSBANDS ARE MAD AT THEM.

YOU'RE NOT MAKING MONEY?

WHAT ARE YOU DOING.

IT IS A CONCEPT ANGELA

CODE HAD A HARD TIME

GRASPING WHEN SHE STARTED

"MAJOR MOM."

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW LONG I

NEEDED TO GO WITHOUT REALLY

HAVING AN INCOME.

THAT WAS THE BIGGEST

CHALLENGE FOR MY MARRIAGE,

FOR MY FAMILY, AND FOR ME

PERSONALLY, THINKING I

WONDER HOW LONG THIS IS

GOING TO TAKE, TO BE OUT

THERE BUILDING THIS

BUSINESS, AND MAKING

$10,000.

A FORMER MAJOR IN THE AIR

FORCE, SHE HAD TO ADAPT TO

CIVILIAN LIFE, WHERE BOSSES

HAVE TO APPROACH THEIR

EMPLOYEES DIFFERENTLY THAN

IN THE MILITARY.

I FEEL A LOT OF MY LIFE

HAS BEEN JUST GIVING PEOPLE

A LITTLE PUSH.

JUST GOING, TRY IT, JUST

STEP IN THERE.

AND SOME LOVE IT AND SOME

DON'T.

BUT MORE HAVE LOVED IT THAN

NOT.

Reporter: CONFIDENCE IN

THEIR BUSINESS PLANS AND

FAITH IN GOD PUSHED BOTH OF

THEM THROUGH THEIR STRUGGLES

INTO SUCCESS.

WHAT HE SAID WAS, STICK

WITH THIS, BIG GIRL, AND I

WILL GET YOU THROUGH IT.

AND I THOUGHT, I BELIEVE

HIM.

AND MY HUSBAND -- I THINK HE

FINALLY SAID, I THINK SHE IS

HEARING FROM GOD.

HE IS GOING TO TAKE CARE OF

US.

NOW HER COLORADO-BASED

BUSINESS IS MOVING INTO

OTHER STATES.

MEANWHILE, MERLINO SAYS

THROUGH ALL OF HER YEARS OF@ó

COACHING AND MENTORING

WOMEN, ONE THING IS NOW

CLEAR.

WHAT I NOW KNOW IS THAT

WE CAN DO EVERYTHING.

AND NOW THE QUESTION IS TO

WHAT DEGREE?

AND HOW MUCH INFLUENCE CAN

WE HAVE, AND HOW DO WE WANT

TO BE EQUAL PARTNERS IN

RUNNING COMPANIES, THE

WORLD, THE GOVERNMENT,

WHATEVER IT IS.

THE SKY IS THE LIMIT.

HOW DOES A PERSON, WOMAN OR

MAN, GO ABOUT STARTING A

BUSINESS?

FIRST, UNDERSTAND WHAT

YOU'RE GOOD AT.

WHAT TURNS YOU ON?

WHAT DO YOU DO EXCEPTIONALLY

WELL?

THEN THINK ABOUT HOW TO

APPLY THAT TO WHAT YOU WANT

TO CREATE.

AND THE WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

WE TALKED TO SUGGESTED

SEEKING HELP.

SURROUND YOURSELF WITH

MENTORS AND REALIZE IT IS

GOING TO TAKE YOU A LOT MORE

TIME AND MONEY THAN YOU EVER

IMAGINED.

CATHY McMORRIS ROGERS IS A

MOTHER OF THREE AND ONE OF

THE MOST POWERFUL MEMBERS OF

CONGRESS.

NO BIG DEAL, RIGHT?

DAVID BRODY TELLS US HOW SHE

KEEPS IT ALL TOGETHER.

I LOVE YOU, BABE.

THIS IS CATHY McMORRIS

ROGERS AT HOME IN

WASHINGTON, D.C.

AND THIS IS CATHY McMORRIS

ROGERS IN SPOKAN,

WASHINGTON.

OH, N OH, MY GOODNESS,

YOU HAVE A CANDY.

IN WASHINGTON, D.C., SHE

IS THE POWERFUL CHAIRWOMAN

OF THE HOUSE REPUBLICAN

CONGRESS, CHARGED WITH

EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATING

THE G.O.P. MESSAGE AND

GIVING THE G.O.P. STATE

STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS.

WHAT AN HONOR IT IS FOR

ME TO BE WITH YOU AFTER THE

PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE

UNION.

IF CATHY HAD TO CHOOSE

BETWEEN THESE TWO

WASHINGTONS, IT IS NO DOUBT

SHE WOULD PICK SPOKAN.

IT IS VERY RURAL, VERY

CONSERVATIVE, AND EXACTLY

WHERE SHE GOT HER HUMBLE

ROOTS.

SHE IS PUSHING BACK ON THE

DEMOCRATS' CHARGE THAT THE

G.O.P. ISN'T ON BOARD WITH

EQUAL PAY WITH WOMEN.

SHE REPORTS HOW REPUBLICANS

HAVE A LONG HISTORY OF

SUPPORT IN THIS AREA.

DEMOCRATS SAY WOMEN EARN

JUST 77 CENTS TO EVERY

DOLLAR A MAN MAKES.

AND SHE SAYS THEIR MATH IS

WRONG.

IT DOESN'T TAKE INTO

CONSIDERATION THE CHOICES

THAT WOMEN MAKE, AND THE

EDUCATION AND THE JOB FIELDS

THAT WOMEN ENTER.

COLE, HER FIRST CHILD,

WAS BORN WITH DOWN

SYNDROME.

IT IS VERY DIFFICULT NEWS

TO RECEIVE BECAUSE YOU DON'T

EXPECT THAT TO HAPPEN TO

YOU.

BUT McMORRIS ROGERS IS

A GLASS HALF FULL PERSON.

I TOLD MYSELF, DON'T PUT

ANY LIMITS ON COLE.

COLE IS ONE OF THREE

CHILDREN FOR CATHY AND HER

HUSBAND, BRIAN.

THEY MET SEVEN YEARS AGO.

AND NOW BRIAN, A RETIRED

NAVY COMMANDER, STAYS HOME

WITH THE KIDS WHILE THE

CONGRESSWOMAN HEADS OFF TO

WORK.

I HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO

DO THINGS FEW MEN HAVE THE

OPPORTUNITY TO DO.

I'M THRILLED AND ENJOYING MY

WIFE AS SHE MOVES FORWARD

WITH HER CONGRESSIONAL

CAREER.

AND THAT CONGRESSIONAL

CAREER IS NOW ONE FOR THE

HISTORY BOOKS.

SHE IS THE FIRST WOMAN IN

CONGRESS TO EVER GIVE BIRTH

THREE TIMES WHILE IN

OFFICE.

[LAUGHTER]

OH, BOY.

MY JUGGLING ACT, I DON'T

THINK IS THAT DIFFERENT FROM

MILLIONS OF OTHER WORKING

MOMS IN THIS COUNTRY.

AND SOME DAYS IT GOES BETTER

THAN OTHER DAYS.

SOME DAYS I THINK, OKAY,

YEAH, WE HAVE THIS FIGURED

OUT.

AND OTHER DAYS IT FEELS LIKE

IT IS ALL FALLING APART.

BUT FOR CATHY McMORRIS

ROGERS, ALL OF THIS IS NOT

ABOUT POWER AND CLOUT.

FOR HER IT IS ABOUT HER

FAITH IN GOD THAT LED HER

WHERE SHE IS TODAY.

I RECOGNIZED GOD'S WILL

IS NOT THE DESTINATION, AND

IT IS NOT A TITLE OR A

POSITION.

GOD'S WILL IS DAY IN AND DAY

OUT BEING THE PERSON THAT HE

WANTS YOU TO BE.

WE PRAY THESE THINGS IN

YOUR NAME.

AMEN.

AMEN.

THAT WAS DAVID BRODY

REPORTING.

THANKS, DAVID.

COMING UP ON "THE BRODY

FILE," WOMEN ON THE FRONT

LINES.

WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THE

GALS SERVING IN OUR NATION'S

MILITARY AND THEIR NEW ROLES

IN COMBAT.

STAY TUNED FOR THAT STORY

AND MORE ON THIS SPECIAL

WOMEN'S EDITION OF "THE

BRODY FILE."

WELCOME BACK TO "THE

BRODY FILE."

WE'RE MOVING FROM THE BOARD

ROOM TO THE BATTLEFIELD.

WHERE WOMEN MAKE UP ROUGHLY

15% OF OUR NATION'S

MILITARY.

UNTIL RECENTLY, THOSE

POSITIONS DID NOT INCLUDE

COMBAT ROLES.

BUT IN TWO YEARS, THE U.S.

MILITARY WILL OPEN SOME

33,000 COMBAT POSITIONS TO

WOMEN.

AS CAITLIN BURKE REPORTS,

SOME LADIES ARE ALREADY

STEPPING UP TO MEET THE

OPPORTUNITY.

Reporter: AT FT. BRAGG,

NORTH CAROLINA, RICKWA IS

MAKING HISTORY.

I THINK IT IS A GOOD

JOB.

OUR UNIT LIKES TO PRIDE

OURSELVES ON EMBRACING

DIVERSITY.

Reporter: THERE WAS A

2016 DEADLINE FOR ALL COMBAT

JOBS TO BE OPEN TO WOMEN,

SCIENTISTS ARE STUDYING THE

DEMANDS ARE BEING ON THE

FRONT LINES, MEASURING

STRENGTH, ENDURANCE, POWER,

BENCHMARKS REGARDLESS OF

GENDER.

WE WANT THE BEST TALENT

WE CAN POSSIBLY GET.

THESE ARE EXACTLY THE SAME

STANDARDS WE EXPECT SOLDIERS

IN BASIC TRAINING AND IN

UNITS TO PERFORM TO EACH AND

EVERY DAY.

Reporter: RICKWA

WELCOMES THE CHALLENGE.

SHE SAYS SHE KNOWS THE GUYS

ARE STRONGER, BUT IN

PHYSICAL TRAINING, SHE CAN

KEEP UP, NO PROBLEM.

ANYBODY CAN BE A PLATOON

MEMBER, OR A CREW MEMBER, AS

LONG AS YOU CAN DO THE JOB.

Reporter: LATER THIS

SPRING, WOMEN WILL BEGIN

SERVING AS CREW MEMBERS.

THEIR JOBS?

ACTUALLY POSITION THE

400,000 POUND CANNONS, ZERO

IN ON THE TARGETS AND FIRE

THE ROUNDS.

IT MEANS A NEW FOCUS ON

RESPECT, TEAM BUILDING, AND

SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION.

SO FAR RICKWA SAYS THERE

HASN'T BEEN ANY PROBLEMS,

AND MORE OFTEN THAN NOT IT

SEEMS THE MEN IN HER PLATOON

FORGET SHE IS THE ONLY WOMAN

IN THE PLATOON.

WOMEN HAVE SERVED ON THE

FRONT LINES IN ISRAEL SINCE

2000.

AND BEFORE THAT, WOMEN

SERVED BRIEFLY DURING THE

ISRAELI WAR OF INDEPENDENCE

IN 1948.

TODAY WOMEN MAKE UP 34% OF

ISRAELI SOLDIERS AND 3% OF

COMBAT SOLDIERS.

SEVERAL YEARS AGO, WE SPOKE

WITH AN ISRAELI ARMY MEDIC

SERVING ON THE FRONT LINES

OF THE ISRAEL

ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN

CONFLICT.

IT MATTERS THAT YOU'RE A

HUMAN BEING AND YOU NEED

HELP.

AND WE DON'T LOOK WHAT KIND

OF PERSON IS THAT OR WHERE

HE LIVES OR WHAT HE IS

DOING.

WE TAKE, ALSO, TERRORISTS.

HERE AT HOME, LONG BEFORE

THE RECENT SCANDAL OF THE

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS

AFFAIRS, THE AGENCY ALREADY

HAD A ROCKY RELATIONSHIP

WITH FEMALE VETS.

A RECENT SURVEY BY THE

AMERICAN LEGION FOUND FEMALE

VETS DON'T USE THE SERVICES

THEY'VE EARNED MANY BECAUSE

THEY DON'T IDENTIFY

THEMSELVES AS VETERANS OR

KNOW WHAT BENEFITS THEY'RE

EL AVAILABLE TO RECEIVE.

ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE.

AND IT SHOWED THAT MANY V.A.

FACILITIES DON'T OFFER

IN-PATIENT MENTAL HEALTH

PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN.

STILL, THE V.A. HAS MADE

IMPROVEMENTS.

A SIMILAR SURVEY THREE YEARS

AGO FOUND MANY WOMEN DIDN'T

FEEL SAFE, FOR SIMPLE

CONCERNS SUCH AS PRIVACY.

AS IT TURNS OUT, CLOSING THE

DOOR DURING AN EXAM GOES A

LONG WAY.

COMING UP NEXT, WE'LL HAVE

MORE ON WOMEN'S HEALTH.

THIS LADY MADE HEADLINES

WHEN HER STORY WAS TURNED

INTO A MAJOR MOTION

PICTURE.

WE SIT DOWN WITH SOUL SURFER

BETHANY HAMILTON, AND HEAR

HER ADVICE FOR YOUNG GIRLS.

MORE ON THIS SPECIAL WOMEN'S

EDITORIAL OF "THE BRODY

FILE," NEXT.

SOUL SURFER BETHANY

HAMILTON'S STORY OF FAITH

AND OVERCOMING MADE

HEADLINES WHEN SHE WAS

ATTACKED BY A SHARK AT THE

AGE OF 13.

NOW SHE IS STILL MAKING

WAVES WITH A NEW BOOK,

DESIGNED TO FOSTER BOTH THE

PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL

HEALTH OF YOUNG GIRLS.

Reporter: PRO SURFER

BETHANY HAMILTON HAS

INSPIRED MILLIONS WITH HER

STORY OF FAITH AND

DETERMINATION.

AFTER LOSING HER ARM IN A

2003 SHARK ATTACK, NOW SHE

HOPES TO REACH A NEW

AUDIENCE IN HER BOOK CALLED

"BODY AND SOUL, A GIRL'S

GUIDE TO A FIT, FUN, AND

FABULOUS LIFE."

MY HEART BEHIND BODY

"BODY AND SOUL" REALLY WAS

TO ENCOURAGE TEENAGED GIRLS,

AND NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT

IT, GIRLS OF MY AGE AND

WOMEN OF ALL AGES, TO MAKE

HEALTHIER CHOICES IN THEIR

DAILY LIFE.

Reporter: BETHANY IS ON

A MISSION, TRAVELLING THE

COUNTRY, INCLUDING HERE IN

NEW YORK CITY.

HER GOAL IS TO HELP INSPIRE

YOUNG GIRLS TO BE HEALTHY ON

THE I INSIDE AS WELL AS THE

OUTSIDE.

THERE IS HUGE OBESITY

RATES AND DISEASE RATES, AND

GIRLS THAT ARE HAVING EATING

DISORDERS.

THEY THINK THEY HAVE TO LOOK

LIKE THIS GIRL OR THAT

GIRL.

AND I WANTED TO BE ABLE TO

SHED SOME LIGHT IN THAT

AREA.

Reporter: AS A PRO

ATHLETE, HAMILTON'S ADVICE

BEGINS WITH AN ORGANIC

DIET.

IN HER BOOK, SHE TALKS ABOUT

HOW TO PORTION YOUR FOOD

LIKE A PRO, AND THE

IMPORTANCE OF NATURAL FOODS,

INCLUDING A SMOOTHIE SHE

BLENDS UP EVERY MORNING.

I LOVE BEING ABLE TO MAKE

MY OWN GREEN SHAKE IN THE

MORNING.

I'LL START WITH PUTTING

SPINACH IN IT AND MAYBE SOME

MANGO OR BANANA.

Reporter: HER BOOK

INCLUDES WORKOUTS DEVELOPED

ESPECIALLY FOR YOUNG GIRLS.

SHE SHOWED ME SOME OF THE

EXERCISES SHE EXPLAINS IN

HER BOOK, RANGING FROM

LUNGES TO WHAT SHE CALLS THE

DUCK WALK.

MOST OF HER EXERCISES CAN BE

DONE ANYWHERE, AND THEY'RE

ALSO FUN TO DO WITH

FRIENDS.

SO THIS IS A REALLY DEEP

STRETCH.

AFTER DOING LUNGES, IT IS

REALLY ESSENTIAL TO STRETCH

YOUR HAMSTRING AND MAKE SURE

YOU'RE NOT GETTING SUPER

TIGHT.

I DON'T THINK WE WERE FORMED

TO BE ON OUR iPHONES AND

COMPUTERS ALL DAY LONG.

Reporter: GETTING AWAY

FROM THOSE ELECTRONICS WILL

HELP YOU IN ANOTHER AREA

THAT HAMILTON BELIEVES IS

KEY TO YOUR GROWTH,

NOURISHING YOUR SPIRIT AND

THE RELATIONSHIP GOD BRINGS

INTO YOUR LIFE.

THROUGHOUT THE BOOK, SHE

LISTS BIBLE VERSES FOR YOUNG

GIRLS TO REMEMBER AS THEY

DEVELOP AND GROW.

I THINK IT IS REALLY

IMPORTANT FOR GIRLS TO FIND

THAT TIME THROUGHOUT THEIR

DAY TO JUST DIG INTO GOD'S

WORD AND JUST KNOW HIS

TRUTH.

Reporter: AS BETHANY

CONTINUES TO SPREAD HER

MESSAGE OF FAITH, "BODY AND

SOUL" FOCUSES ON BECOMING

YOUR BEST YOU THROUGH

PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL

BALANCE.

THANKS, ANGELA.

AND WELCOME TO THE TEAM.

COMING UP ON "THE BRODY

FILE," IT IS POSSIBLY THE

SECOND MOST POWERFUL JOB IN

THE WORLD.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE

FIRST LADY.

AND EXAMINING THE INFLUENCE

THEY HAVE ON AMERICAN

CULTURE.

STAY WITH US.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE

BRODY FILE."

PAT NIXON SAID BEING FIRST

LADY IS THE HARDEST UNPAID

JOB IN THE WORLD.

THAT MAY BE TRUE.

BUT AMERICA'S FIRST LADIES

HAVE THE AMAZING ABILITY TO

BRING SOCIAL AND CONSULT

CULTURAL CHANGE.

AMBER STRONG EXPLORES OUR

FIRST LADY'S EFFECT ON POP

CULTURE IN A SEGMENT WE LIKE

TO CALL "POPLITICAL."

THIS WEEK WE'RE TALKING

POWERFUL WOMEN, AND WHAT

BETTER PLACE THAN THE WHITE

HOUSE, HOME TO ONE OF THE

MOST INFLUENTIAL OFFICES IN

THE NATION, THE FIRST LADY.

THE FIRST LADY HAS THE TASK

OF WALKING THE LINE BETWEEN

AMBASSADORS AND POP CULTURE

ICONS.

WE TAKE A LOOK BACK AT OUR

FIRST LADY'S INFLUENCE ON

POP CULTURE, STARTING WITH

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT.

WHY?

WELL, NO FIRST LADY SERVED

AS LONG AS HER, 12 YEARS.

AND SHE CONTINUED HER WORK

AS A PAID WRITER, EVEN

CONTRIBUTING TO LADIES HOME

JOURNAL.

AND THEN THERE WAS FRANCIS

CLEVELAND.

AND TWO WASHINGTON REPORTERS

FABRICATED A STORY THAT SHE

STOPPED WEARING BUSSELS, AND

GUESS WHAT?

WOMEN ACROSS THE WORLD

STOPPED WEARING BUSSELS.

FAST FORWARD TO 1961.

JACKIE KENNEDY WITH PILL-BOX

HATS HAD A PRETTY OBVIOUS

INFLUENCE ON POP CULTURE.

BUT DID YOU KNOW SHE WAS A

GREAT LOVER OF THE ARTS.

SHE EVEN NEGOTIATED HAVING

THE MONA LISA BROUGHT TO THE

WHITE HOUSE FROM FRANCE.

AND THEN THERE IS BETTY

FORD, CO-FOUNDER OF THE

FAMOUS BETTY FORD CLINIC.

SHE STRUGGLED WITH ALCOHOL

AND PRESCRIPTION ABUSE

HERSELF.

IT HAS BECOME A HOLLYWOOD

STAPLE AND A PLACE FOR

COUNTLESS CELEBRITIES

SEEKING RECOVERY.

WHAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT

FORD IS SHE WAS VERY OPEN

ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

AS WELL.

AND SHE WAS THE FIRST FIRST

LADY TO APPEAR ON A NATIONAL

TELEVISION SITCOM WHEN SHE

MADE A CAMEO ON THE MA MARY

TYLER MOORE SHOW.

MARY, THIS IS BETTY

FORD.

HI, BETTY.

THIS IS MARY, QUEEN OF

SCOTT.

IF SOMEONE OFFERS YOU

DRUGS, INSTEAD OF SAYING

SOMETHING YOU REALLY DON'T

MEAN, JUST SAY NO.

JUST SAY NO, A POPULAR

PHRASE FOR ANY '80s BABY

LIKE MYSELF.

"JUST SAY NO" BECAME A

SLOGAN OF SORTS FOR THE

REAGAN ADMINISTRATION.

IT WAS CHAMPIONED BY FORMER

FIRST LADY NANCY REAGAN.

IT SPREAD QUICKLY THROUGHOUT

POP CULTURE.

GO AHEAD, GIRLS, TAKE

YOUR PICK.

ARE THESE DRUGS?

JUST SOME GRASS, A FEW

UPPERS, AND A LITTLE NOSE

CANDY.

Reporter: AND SHE EVEN

WENT ON TO PARTNER WITH THE

MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY TO

BRING MESSAGES.

THIS IS CRACK, RAW

COCAINE, THE MOST ADDICTIVE

FORM.

YOU THINK IT IS THE GLAMOUR

DRUG OF THE '80s?

Reporter: EVENTUALLY

THE MOVEMENT PAVED THE WAY

FOR A DRUG-FREE AMERICA.

CURRENTLY THERE IS MISERABLE

MICHELLE OBAMA.

SHE IS CREATED WITH CREATING

MANY INITIATIVES, INCLUDING

"LET'S MOVE," A PROGRAM

AIMED AT GETTING KIDS UP OFF

THE COUCH AND INTO FITNESS.

IN TRUE LADY OBAMA FASHION,

SHE EVEN BROUGHT ALONG A FEW

CELEBRITIES TO HELP.

THANKS FOR BEING HERE

TODAY.

WE'RE HAVING A FOCUS GROUP

FOR "LET'S MOVE."

I'VE GOT MY FRIEND, WILL,

WHO IS GOING TO ASK SOME

QUESTIONS, TOO.

Reporter: RECENTLY

MRS. OBAMA TRAVELLED TO

CHINA TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE

OF EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.

SHE ALSO TOOK OVER THE

PRESIDENT'S WEEKLY ADDRESS

TO THE NATION TO PROMOTE THE

"BRING BACK OUR GIRLS"

MOVEMENT.

AND TWEETED THIS PICTURE TO

HER MORE THAN FIVE MILLION

FOLLOWERS.

BY THE WAY, ACCORDING TO A

POLL FOR THE LAST 32 YEARS,

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT HAS BEEN

VOTED AS THE BEST FIRST

LADY.

SO WE'RE POPPING THE

QUESTION TO YOU: WHO HAS THE

GREATEST INFLUENCE ON

AMERICAN CULTURE?

TWEET ME YOUR ANSWERS AT

AMBER STRONG.

WELL, UP NEXT, IT IS A

LITTLE SEGMENT I LIKE TO

PULL OUT ONLY WHEN DAVID

BRODY IS AWAY.

THE "BLESS YOUR HEART"

MOMENT OF THE WEEK IS DEAD

SERIOUS, NEXT.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE

BRODY FILE."

WE'VE COME TO THE PART OF

THE SHOW WHERE DAVID

TYPICALLY REVEALS THE OY-VEY

MOMENT OF THE WEEK.

WELL, I'M FROM THE SOUTH,

WHERE WHEN WE SEE SOMETHING

UNBELIEVABLE OR BIZARRE, WE

SAY "BLESS YOUR HEART."

*

SO GET THIS, CHUCK LAMB

WOKE UP ONE DAY AND REALIZED

HE DIDN'T NEED ANYTHING TO

PLAY DEAD.

SO THE I.T. WORKER QUIT HIS

JOB, HAD HIS WIFE MAKE FAKE

BLOOD, AND HE PLAYED DEAD.

BEFORE HE KNEW IT, HE WAS IN

BUSINESS, MAKING UP TO $1500

A DAY PLAYING THE DEAD GUY

ON TV AND MOVIES.

CHUCK SAID HE KNEW HE WOULD

NEVER GET CAST AS A

HEARTTHROB, SO HE IS USING

WHAT GOD GAVE HIM, BAGS

UNDER HIS EYES, PALE SKIN,

AND A BALD HEAD.

CHUCK LAMB, BLESS YOUR COLD

HEART.

THAT'S IT FOR THIS SPECIAL

EDITION OF THE WOMEN'S

EDITION OF "THE BRODY

FILE."

AND DON'T FORGET TO CHECK

OUT DAVID AND ME ON

TWITTER.

AND WE HOPE YOU HAVE A

FANTASTIC WEEK.

AND UNTIL NEXT TIME, GOD

BLESS.

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