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CBN NewsWatch: January 30, 2015: Families anxious, ISIS hostages’ fate in limbo; Senate approves XL Pipeline measure; Dozens recovering from Mexico City hospital blast; and more. Read Transcript


THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR

CBN "NEWSWATCH."

I'M LORI JOHNSON.

Efrem: AND I'M EFREM

GRAHAM.

THE LATEST DEADLINE HAS

PASSED, AND THERE IS STILL

NO WORD ON THE FATE OF THE

HOSTAGES BEING HELD BY

ISIS.

A PRISONER EXCHANGE WAS

SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN ON

THURSDAY, BUT ISIS FAILED TO

PRODUCE EVIDENCE THE

HOSTAGES WERE STILL ALIVE.

MARK MARTIN HAS THIS STORY.

Reporter: IT IS UNKNOWN

IF A JAPANESE JOURNALIST AND

A JORDIAN MILITARY PILOT ARE

STILL ALIVE.

HOURS AFTER THE LATEST ISIS

DEADLINE PASSED.

THE TERROR GROUP IS SILENT

ON THE MATTER.

THE LAST COMMUNICATION OF

ISIS RELEASED WEDNESDAY

NIGHT IS THE VOICE OF THE

CAPTURED JAPANESE JOURNALIST

KENJI GOTO.

IF THEY ARE NOT READY FOR

EXCHANGE FOR MY LIFE AT THE

TURKISH BOARD, THE JORDIAN

PILOT WILL BE KILLED

IMMEDIATELY.

Reporter: ISIS HAS

CALLED FOR A PRISONER

EXCHANGE, WANTING JORDAN TO

RELEASE MU'ATH

al-KASAESBEH.

JORDAN'S GOVERNMENT HAS SAID

IT WOULD AGREE TO THE

EXCHANGE, BUT ONE BIG

CONDITION HAS TO BE MET.

WE WANT TO SEE PROOF OF

THE LIFE OF THE JORDIAN

PILOT, AND THEN WE CAN TALK

ABOUT THE EXCHANGE BETWEEN

THEM.

Reporter: BUT THE PROOF

NEVER CAME.

THE PILOT'S FATHER PLEADED

WITH ISIS TO RELEASE HIS

SON.

JOURNALIST KENJI GOTO'S WIFE

FEARS THIS PRISONER EXCHANGE

COULD BE HER HUSBAND'S LAST

CHANCE TO LIVE.

SHE SAYS SHE HAS BEEN

CONTACTED BY ISIS.

MEANWHILE, IF THE SWAP

HAPPENS, AUTHORITIES SAY

THAT MEANS LETTING GO

al-ZARQUI, WHO HAS CLOSE

TIES WITH THE LEADER OF

ISIS.

SHE WAS SENTENCED TO

IMPRISON FOR AN ATTACK ON A

HOTEL IN AMMAN, JORDAN, IN

2005.

ABOUT 60 JORDANIANS LOST

THEIR LIVES IN THAT ATTACK.

EVEN IF JORDAN AND ISIS

AGREE TO THE PRISONER

EXCHANGE, IT IS NOT KNOWN

WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT TO THE

JAPANESE HOSTAGE, WHO HAS

TWO DAUGHTERS, AN INFANT AND

A 2-YEAR-OLD.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS.

AN EGYPTIAN MILITANT

GROUP IS TAKING CREDIT FOR

ATTACKS ON ARMY AND POLICE

TARGETS.

THE COORDINATED STRIKES

KILLED AT LEAST 26 SECURITY

OFFICERS.

THE OFFICIALS SAY AT LEAST

ONE CAR BOMB WAS SET OFF

OUTSIDE A MILITARY BASE.

AT THE SAME TIME, MORTERS

WERE FIRED AT THE BASE,

LEAVING SOLDIERS BURIED

UNDER THE DEBRIS.

AN ARMY SPOKESMAN BLAMED

MOHAMMED MORSI'S GROUP FOR

THE ATTACK.

Efrem: RECOVERY EFFORTS

ARE UNDER WAY AT A MEXICAN

MATERNITY HOSPITAL.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS AMATEUR

VIDEO THAT CAPTURED THE

TERRIFYING MOMENT.

[LOUD NOISES]

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

POSITIVE.

Efrem:

Efrem: AT LEAST ONE

ADULT AND TWO BABIES WERE

KILLED AND ABOUT 70 PEOPLE

WERE INJURED IN THIS

DISASTER.

IT WAS CAUSED BY A GAS TANK

TRUCK EXPLOSION.

FIREFIGHTERS AND EMERGENCY

CREWS RACED THROUGH RUBBLE

AS NURSES AND MOTHERS

CARRIED CRYING INFANTS FROM

THE WRECKAGE.

"OPERATION BLESSING" HAS

BEEN ON THE SCENE OF THE

TRAGEDY TO OFFER AID FROM

THE VERY BEGINNING.

AN "OPERATION BLESSING"

WORKER WHO LIVES IN THE

NEIGHBORHOOD WHO FELT THE

POWERFUL BLAST FROM HIS

HOME, HE HELPED TO ORGANIZE

A MOBILE KITCHEN, FEEDING

THOUSANDS OF MEALS TO RESCUE

WORKERS, DOCTORS, AND OTHER

FIRST RESPONDERS THERE AT

THE SCENE.

THE SENATE HAS PASSED A

BILL APPROVING THE

CONSTRUCTION OF THE KEYSTONE

X.L. PIPELINE.

THURSDAY'S VOTE STILL FALLS

SHORT OF THE THRESHOLD

NEEDED TO OVERRIDE A

PRESIDENTIAL VETO, HOWEVER.

THE BILL AUTHORIZES

CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEARLY

1200 PIPELINE TO CARRY OIL

FROM CANADA TO GULF COAST

REFINERIES.

CRITICS SAY THE PROJECT

WOULD CONTRIBUTE TO GLOBAL

WARMING.

SUPPORTERS SAY THE BILL

WOULD CREATE MORE JOBS AND

BOOST ENERGY SECURITY.

Efrem: HOUSE

REPUBLICANS ARE LAUNCHING AN

ATTEMPT TO REPLACE OBAMACARE

WITH A NEW HEALTH CARE LAW.

THEY'RE START BY VOTING NEXT

WEEK TO REPEAL THE

PRESIDENT'S LAW.

THEN THEY'LL BEGIN WORKING

ON A REPLACEMENT BILL.

THE HOUSE VOTED MORE THAN 50

TIMES IN THE PAST TWO YEARS

TO REPEAL THE LAW OR AT

LEAST PARTS OF THE LAW.

BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME

THEY'LL VOTE TO REPEAL IT

WITH THE SUPPORT OF A

REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED

SENATE.

HOUSE REPUBLICANS PROMISE IN

THE 2010 CAMPAIGN TO REPEAL

AND REPLACE OBAMACARE.

MEASLES IS MAKING A

COMEBACK.

15 YEARS AGO, HEALTH

OFFICIALS DECLARED MEASLES

ERADICATED IN THE UNITED

STATES BECAUSE OF THE

MEASLES VACCINE.

BUT NOW MANY PEOPLE ARE

OPTING OUT OF THE VACCINE,

AND THE HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS

DISEASE IS SPREADING, WITH

MORE CASES LAST YEAR THAN

WE'VE SEEN IN TWO DECADES.

84 CASES IN 14 STATES JUST

THIS MONTH.

EVEN IN ARIZONA, THE SITE OF

THE SUPER BOWL, 1,000 PEOPLE

ARE BEING MONITORED.

BUT DOCTORS SAY YOU DON'T

NEED TO WORRY ABOUT GETTING

MEASLES IF YOUR SHOT RECORD

IS CURRENT.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

IS TO BE UP TO DATE ON THE

VACCINE.

THEY'RE VACCINATED.

MY KIDS ARE HEALTHY.

MOST PEOPLE RECOVER FROM

THE MEASLES, BUT IT CAN BE

DEADLY AND SOMETIMES CAUSES

BRAIN DAMAGE AND PNEUMONIA.

Efrem: FORMER CBS NEWS

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER

CHERYL ATKINSON SAYS THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TREATS

SOME JOURNALISTS LIKE

ENEMIES.

TESTIFYING, SHE SAID, IF YOU

CROSS THE ADMINISTRATION

WITH PERFECTLY ACCURATE

REPORTING, THEY DON'T LIKE

YOU.

YOU WILL BE ATTACKED AND

PUNISHED.

YOU AND YOUR SOURCES MAY BE

SUBJECTED TO THE KIND OF

SURVEILLANCE DEVISED FOR

ENEMIES OF THE STATE.

ATKINSON HAS FILED A LAWSUIT

AGAINST THE OBAMA JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT OVER THE HACKING

OF HER COMPUTER AND PHONES.

THE DEPARTMENT IS PUTES

THOSE CHARGES.

DISPUTES THOSE CHARGES.

THE I.R.S. ARE

CONSIDERING NEW GUIDELINES

WHEN IT COMES TO SPEAKING

OUT OVER POLITICAL ISSUES.

Efrem: THERE HAS BEEN

DEBATE OVER HOW MUCH PASTOR

AND CRITICIZE LEADERS CAN

SPEAK ABOUT WHILE

MAINTAINING THEIR NON-PROFIT

STATUS.

THEY WANT TO WORK TOGETHER

TO CLARIFY JUST HOW FAR

CHARITIES AND CHURCHES CAN

GO WHEN IT COMES TO

POLITICAL ISSUES.

NEW GUIDELINES TODAY

CLAIR DECLARING THE

ACTIVITY WOULD BE A WELCOME

DEVELOPMENT.

WHETHER THE CHURCH OR THE

ORGANIZATION CHOOSES TO

EXERCISE THAT DECISION IS UP

TO THEM.

WE JUST BELIEVE THAT

DECISION SHOULD BE MADE BY

THE ORGANIZATION AND NOT BY

THE GOVERNMENT.

OPPONENTS OF PAST I.R.S.

RESTRICTIONS SAY LIMITING A

NON-PROFIT'S RIGHT TO SPEAK

OUT CONCERNING POLITICAL

ISSUES IS ALSO LIMITING

THEIR RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH.

Efrem: THE STATE OF

ARIZONA IS DOING ITS BEST TO

SHUT DOWN SEX TRAFFICKING

AROUND THIS WE'LL BE RIGHT

WEEK'S SUPER BOWL.

AND THOSE EFFORTS ARE MAKING

A DIFFERENCE.

AUTHORITIES KNOW

HIGH-PROFILE SPORTING EVENTS

LIKE THE SUPER BOWL DRAW

LARGE NUMBERS OF

TRAFFICKERS.

THIS YEAR THE STATE TACKLED

THE PROBLEM HEAD-ON WITH A

PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

"ARIZONA IS NOT BUYING."

IT HELPING TO GET THE WORD

OUT, THE PHOENIX SUNS, AND

CURT WARNER.

WHEN IT COMES TO HUMAN

TRAFFICKING OF CHILDREN, WE

WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW...

WE'RE NOT BUYING IT.

THE WORLD IS NOT BUYING

IT.

Efrem: DOMINIC CREDITS

INCREASED LAW ENFORCEMENT

FOR DETERRING TRAFFICKERS AT

LAST YEAR'S SUPER BOWL IN

NEW JERSEY, AND BELIEVES

THAT SUCCESS WILL CONTINUE

IN PHOENIX.

I THINK IF YOU'RE A

TRAFFICKER OR A PIMP IN THIS

DAY AND AGE AND YOU BRING A

PERSON TO BE TRAFFICKED, YOU

ARE ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL.

THE SUPER BOWL HAS SENT A

MESSAGE, THE NFL HAS SENT A

MESSAGE, AND OUR COMMUNITY

HAS SENT A MESSAGE THAT

TRAFFICKING WILL NOT BE

TOLERATED HERE.

Efrem: ACTIVIST GROUPS,

LIKE "SHARED HOPE" PUSH

PUBLIC AWARENESS.

SETTING UP AT COLLEGE

CAMPUSES IN ARIZONA, AND

COLLABORATING WITH COMMUNITY

ORGANIZATIONS.

ONE GROUP DISTRIBUTED 20,000

BARS OF SOAP WITH

TRAFFICKING HOT LINE NUMBERS

TO PHOENIX HOTELS.

ONE MORE WAY A VICTIM COULD

POTENTIALLY CALL FOR HIP.

KATHLEEN WYNN, WHO LED THE

FIGHT LAST YEAR, SEES A

CHANGE IN THE PUBLIC'S

UNDERSTANDING OF THE ISSUE.

FOUR YEARS AGO, YOU WOULD

HAVE BEEN HARD-PRESSED IN

ARIZONA TO FIND SOMEBODY WHO

HAD HEARD ABOUT TRAFFICKING

OR EVEN BELIEVED THAT IT WAS

HAPPENING HERE.

Reporter: NOW

TRAFFICKERS AND BUYERS FACE

TOUGHER PENALTIES IN

ARIZONA, THANKS TO NEW

LEGISLATION AND A PUBLIC

THAT IS AWAY AND OPPOSED TO

THE SALE OF CHILDREN.

Efrem: AND YOU CAN FIND

OUT MORE ABOUT ARIZONA'S

CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT

TRAFFICKING AT THE SUPER

BOWL AT CBNNEWS.COM.

FAITH AND FOOTBALL, WE'LL

TAKE YOU TO ARIZONA WHERE

PREPARATIONS ARE UNDER WAY

FOR THE SUPER BOWL AND

INTRODUCE YOU TO ATHLETES

THAT CALL THEMSELVES EVERY

DAY SOLDIERS FOR CHRIST.

WELL, DEFLATEGATE HAD

DOMINATED THE NEWS FOR DAYS,

BUT NOW IT IS TIME TO GET

READY FOR THE BIG GAME.

SUPER BOWL 49 HAS THE

MAKINGS OF AN EPIC

CHAMPIONSHIP.

Efrem: SEAN BROWN IS IN

ARIZONA, AND HE BRINGS US

THE STORY ABOUT ATHLETES WHO

USE FOOTBALL AS A PLATFORM

TO TALK ABOUT THEIR FAITH.

FOOTBALL -- PLAYING AND

THE NFL IS HARD.

YOU'VE GOT TO WORK OUT AND

GRIND.

YOU'VE GOT TO DO WHAT A LOT

OF PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO DO

TO CONTINUE TO HAVE A JOB IN

THIS LEAGUE.

TO BE A CHRISTIAN, YOU'VE

GOT TO DO THE SAME THING.

YOU'VE GOT TO GET IN YOUR

WORD, GO TO CHURCH, YOU'VE

GOT TO MEDITATE AND PRAY.

AND THAT'S HARD, TOO,

BECAUSE EVERYBODY HAS THEIR

DAILY LIFE.

THEY THINK THEY KNOW WHAT IS

BEST FOR THEM, BUT AT THE

END OF THE DAY, YOU HAVE TO

LET GOD DO WHAT IS BET FOR

YOU.

I'M FIGHTING THE GOOD

FIGHT.

THE ENEMY IS AT WORK, AND

ESPECIALLY IN A BUSINESS

LIKE THIS.

THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS

YOU CAN STUMBLE UPON AND GET

INTO.

I'VE MADE MY FAIR SHARE OF

MISTAKES OVER THE YEARS.

BUT I CONTINUE TO FIGHT THE

GOOD FIGHT.

I WANT AS MANY PEOPLE TO

KNOW ABOUT CHRIST AND WHAT

HE CAN DO FOR YOUR LIFE, AS

I CAN.

IT IS A GREAT PLATFORM TO

DEFLECT THE ATTENTION FROM

US.

WE NEED TO CELEBRATE WHAT

GOD HAS DONE IN OUR LIVES,

AND BLESSING US TO GET TO

THIS POINT.

YOU ALWAYS HEAR ABOUT THE

NEGATIVE THINGS, BUT THERE

ARE A LOT OF GOOD MEN ON THE

SCENES, LIVING FOR ETERNITY,

AS I SAID.

WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO KEEP

FIGHTING THAT GOOD FIGHT,

ONE STEP AT A TIME, ONE DAY

AT A TIME.

I'M AN EVERYDAY SHOULDER

FOR CHRIST BECAUSE I

UNDERSTAND HIS LOVE FOR ME

AND I LOVE HIM BACK.

WE HAVE AN AWESOME

RELATIONSHIP.

HE DIED FOR ME.

SO I WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE

THROUGH HIM AND FOR HIM

BECAUSE OF WHAT HE DID FOR

ME ON THE CROSS.

I'M AN EVERYDAY SHOULDER

FOR CHRIST BECAUSE I KNOW

THERE ARE A LOT OF WORLDLY

DISTRACTIONS OUT THERE,

WHETHER IT IS FAME OR

ANYTHING ELSE THAT CAN GET

IN YOUR WAY OF WALKING THE

NARROW PATH THAT JESUS LAID

OUT FOR US.

RIGHT BEFORE IT TALKS

ABOUT US BEING IN A FIGHT --

I THINK IN THAT, YOU'VE GOD

TO REALIZE YOUR A SOLDIER.

A SOLDIER FOR CHRIST.

PART OF THAT IS GOD WANTS

TERRITORY FOR YOU TO GO AND

TAKE OVER.

HE IS PUTTING PEOPLE IN

CERTAIN PLACES, WITH THEIR

TALENTS, WITH THEIR GIFTS,

TO REALLY BE FAITHFUL.

TO BE FAITHFUL WITH WHAT GOD

HAS GIVEN YOU AND PRIVILEGED

YOU WITH.

WITHIN THAT BATTLE, WE HAVE

A PEACE OF KNOWING THAT GOD

HAS ALREADY WON.

AND WE'VE BEEN EQUIPPED FOR

EVERY DAY, FOR EVERY MOMENT,

TO BE THE BEST WE CAN BE.

I'M AN EVERYDAY SOLDIER

FOR CHRIST BECAUSE I SPEND

TIME WITH THE LORD EVERY

SINGLE DAY.

HE IS MY BREAD.

HE IS THE ONE THAT SUSTAINS

ME.

I WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DO

WHAT I DO WITHOUT SPENDING

TIME WITH HIM.

YOU'VE GOT TO ELIMINATE

THE DISTRACTIONS.

THEY'RE GOING TO BE COMING

IN AT ALL ANGLES BEFORE YOU,

RIGHT?

THE DEVIL IS OUT THERE DOING

EVERYTHING HE CAN TO GET YOU

OFF THE PATH GOD HAS CHOSEN

FOR YOU.

YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE THAT

ARMOR ON TO DEFLECT

EVERYTHING AND CONTINUE TO

WALK IN HIS PATH.

KNOW THAT GOD'S PATH IS THE

RIGHT PATH AND YOU CAN'T GO

WRONG.

I'M AN EVERYDAY SOLDIER

FOR CHRIST BECAUSE CHRIST IS

EVERYTHING.

HE DIED FOR US.

HE DIED FOR OUR SINS.

I JUST WANT TO GLORIFY HIM

IN ALL THAT I CAN.

Efrem: UP NEXT, IT IS

SUPER BOWL WEEKEND, AND

WE'VE GOT A GREAT RECIPE TO

HELP YOU MAKE YOUR PARTY

POP.

STAY TUNED.

Lori: WHETHER WATCHING

THE SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALS

OR THE GAME ITSELF, VIEWERS

ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND

AROUND THE WORLD WILL NO

DOUBT BE EATING WHILE

WATCHING THE GAME.

Efrem: INDEED.

AND MUCH OF WHAT PEOPLE WILL

BE EATING IN THEIR MOUTHS

WON'T BE PARTICULARLY GOOD

FOR THEM, BUT CBN'S ANGELA

ZADAPEC WHIPPED UP A HEALTHY

RECIPE.

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY IS SO

MUCH FUN.

YOU REALLY WANT TO MINIMIZE

YOUR TIME IN THE KITCHEN.

SO I'M BRINGING YOU A RECIPE

THAT ONLY TAKES 10 MINUTES,

AND IT MEETS A LOT OF

DIETARY NEEDS FOR THOSE A

PEOPLE TRYING TO STICK TO

THEIR RESOLUTIONS.

IT IS VEGA, PALEO,

GLUTEN-FREE.

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO MAKE?

GUAGUACAMOLI BUT WITH A

TWIST.

YOU NEED TWO AVOCADOS, YOU

NEED A RED UNION, ONE LIME,

CILANTRO, ONE MANGO, AND THE

TWIST, SI CIRRACHA.

THREE PINCHES OF RED UNION.

THREE TABLESPOONS OF MANGO,

AND A SQUEEZE OF LIME.

THE FINAL KICK HERE, WE'RE

GOING TO ADD THIS.

REALLY, HONESTLY, WHETHER

YOU LIKE THINGS SPICY OR

JUST A LITTLE SPICY -- I

LIKE THINGS REALLY SPICY,

BUT I'M ABOUT TO PUT MY

PRODUCER TO THE TEST.

CHRIS IS FROM BOSTONMENT.

TOM BRADY IS INNOCENT.

I FEEL LIKE GIVEN THE

CIRCUMSTANCES --

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

A DEFLATED FOOTBALL.

IF YOU REALLY WANT TO WIN

OVER YOUR FRIENDS ON GAME

DAY, BRING YOUR GUACAMOLI

AND YOUR CHIPS AND A

DEFLATED FOOTBALL.

ALL RIGHT.

SO YOU'VE GOT TO TRY IT.

OKAY.

HERE WE GO.

I'M GOING TO TRY IT,

TOO.

CHEERS.

GO SEAHAWKS.

H'MMM THAT IS GOOD.

THIS IS ZESTY BUT GOOD.

SO GOOD.

IT'S REALLY GOOD.

YOU'RE IMPRESSIVE.

YOU KNOW, FOR MY FAMILY

THAT THINKS I'M NOT

DOMESTIC, THIS PROVES YOU

WRONG.

IT IS DEFINITELY A LITTLE

HOT.

A LITTLE HOT.

SO WE HOPE YOU ENJOY OUR

GAME-DAY GUACAMOLI.

Efrem: AND YOU CAN GET

THAT RECIPE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Efrem: IT IS THE

WEEKEND, AND PERHAPS YOU'RE

LOOKING FOR A LITTLE

FAMILY-FRIENDLY

ENTERTAINMENT.

HERE WITH OUR REGULAR MOVIE

REVIEWS IS BOB WALASHEFSKI

FROM PLUGGED IN ONLINE.

LET'S START WITH THE

ANIMATED FILM FROM GEORGE

LUCAS CALLED "STRANGE MAGIC

SUBSCRIBE."

IT LOOKS LIKE IT HAS SOME

DARK ELEMENTS.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

IT CAME OUT LAST WEEK,

AND THE REASON WE DIDN'T

TALK ABOUT IT LAST WEEK IS

BECAUSE IT DIDN'T SCREEN FOR

THE PRESS.

THAT TYPICALLY TELLS YOU

THAT THE STUDIOS THINK THEY

HAVE A BIT OF A BOMB.

EVEN THOUGH IT SAS FROM THE

SAYS FROM THE MIND OF GEORGE

LUCAS, IT NOWHERE COMPARES

TO, SAY, A PIXAR FILM.

IT TELLS THE STORY BETWEEN A

BEAUTIFUL FAIRY PRINCESS AND

AN EVIL -- AT LEAST IN THE

START OF THE MOVIE -- LOOKS

KIND OF LIKE A COCKROACH

/DEMON CHARACTER.

WHO EVENTUALLY FALL IN LOVE

AT THE END.

IT DOESN'T WORK FOR ME.

IT IS A BIT OF A MUSICAL --

A LOT OF A MUSICAL.

WE DID GIVE IT A THREE OUT

OF A FIVE, WHICH IS NOT

TERRIBLE.

BUT IT IS NOT A SOLID THUMBS

UP.

Efrem: "PROJECT

ALMANAC" IS ABOUT TIME

TRAVEL.

WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT

IT?

ONCE THE STUDENTS FIND

OUT WHAT IT CAN DO, THEY USE

IT FOR ALL SELFISH, HEDON

HEDONISTIC THINGS, AT LEAST

AT FIRST.

AND THEN IT IS CAN WE GET

REVENGE AGAINST A BULLY, AND

CAN WE GO TO A PALOOZA

CONCERT.

AND THE TEENAGERS HAVE TO GO

TO BED WITH EACH OTHER, AND

WE'RE SUPPOSED TO ROOT FOR

THAT.

SADLY, THERE WASN'T MUCH IN

THIS PG-13 FOR ME TO ROOT

FOR, AND I GAVE IT TWO OUT

OF FIVE FOR

FAMILY-FRIENDLINESS.

Efrem: WE'VE GOT "BLACK

OR WHITE," STARRING KEVIN

COSTNER.

WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT

THIS FILM?

THIS IS A FILM I HAVE

SOME MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT.

ON THE ONE HAND, I LOVE THE

FACT THAT KEVIN KOSTI KEVIN

COSTNER IS A GRANDFATHER AND

HAS CUSTODY OF A 7-YEAR-OLD

BI-RACIAL GRANDDAUGHTER.

AND BECAUSE OF THE DEATH OF

HIS WIFE, THE MATERNAL

GRANDMOTHER COMES INTO THE

PICTURE AS WELL AND SHE

WANTS CUSTODY.

IT IS NOT A VILLAIN VERSUS

GOOD GUY SITUATION, WHERE,

OF COURSE, WE'RE ROOTING FOR

ONE PERSON TO HAVE CUSTODY.

THE BOTH WILL BE GREAT.

THEY LOVE THIS LITTLE GIRL.

THEY'RE FINANCES ARE

DIFFERENT, BUT WE ALL KIND

OF WOULD SAY, WHO CARES?

IT IS ABOUT WHAT IS BEST FOR

THE GIRL.

AND THAT'S WHAT I LIKE ABOUT

THIS FILM.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A

GOOD PARENT?

WHAT ARE THE RACIAL

OVERTONES HERE?

AND HOW SHOULD ONE

NAVIGATE?

I LIKE THAT.

BUT WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE WAS

THE FACT THERE IS A LOT OF

HARSH PROFANITY IN THIS

FILM.

NO REASON FOR THAT EVER.

ESPECIALLY NO REASON IN THIS

FILM BECAUSE THE AUDIENCE

THEY'RE GOING FOR IS THE

FAMILY.

AND MANY OF US, ME INCLUDED,

JUST DON'T WANT TO BE

BOMBARDED WITH HARSH

PROFANITY.

I GAVE THIS IS 2.5 OUT OF

FIVE FOR FAMILY FRIENDLINESS.

Efrem: SOUND LIKE WE'RE

AT THREE STRIKES FOR THREE

STRIKES.

Lori: ALL RIGHT, THAT'S

IT FOR THIS EDITION OF CBN

NEWS TODAY.

YOU CAN FIND MORE OF OUR

EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF THE

ISSUES YOU CARE MOST ABOUT

AT CBNNEWS.COM.

Efrem: WE WANT TO KNOW

WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE

STORIES YOU'VE SEEN HERE

TODAY.

YOU CAN DO THAT ON

Facebook OR AT CBN NEWS AT

TWITTER.

HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US RIGHT

HERE NEXT TIME.

MAKE IT A FESTIVE FRIDAY AND

A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.

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