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CBN NewsWatch: March 6, 2015

On CBN Newswatch, March 6: What speech means for Netanyahu's political future; Storm strands drivers, leaves thousands powerless; Five wounded in Jerusalem vehicular attack; and more. Read Transcript


Efrem: THANKS FOR

JOINING US FOR CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

Lori: AND I'M LORI

JOHNSON.

A WINTER STORM CONTINUES TO

BATTER THE SOUTH AND

NORTHEAST.

A STRONG COLD FRONT DUMPED

MORE THAN 20-INCH OF SNOW ON

PARTS OF K KENTUCKY.

THE STORM LEFT HUNDREDS OF

DRIVERS STRANDED ON

HIGHWAYS, AND THOUSANDS OF

COSTUMERS WITHOUT POWER.

CHARLENE AARON HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: WINTER IS

STILL GRIPPING MUCH OF THE

COUNTRY, FROM NEW ENGLAND TO

TEXAS.

MASSIVE GRIDLOCK WAS THE

SCENE IN KENTUCKY, THURSDAY,

WITH SOME DRIVERS STRART

STRANDESTRANDED FOR MORE

THAN 16 HOURS ON HIGHWAY

25.

THE NATIONAL GUARD WAS

CALLED IN TO HELP MOTORISTS

STRANDED FOR HOURS GET FOOD

AND WARMTH.

THIS MOM WAS FORCED TO SPEND

MOST OF THE NIGHT IN THE CAR

WITH HER SON.

IN TENNESSEE, A GROUP OF

PASSENGERS ON A MEGA BUS

FROM ATLANTA TO CHICAGO

SPENT MUCH OF THURSDAY

LOOKING FOR A WARM PLACE TO

REST AFTER THEIR BUS BROKE

DOWN THANKS TO DANGEROUS

ROAD CONDITIONS.

AND THERE WAS THIS CLOSE

CALL AT NEW YORK'S LAQUARDIA

AIRPORT.

A DELTA PLANE FROM ATLANTA

WITH 127 PASSENGERS SKIDDED

OFF THE RUNWAY WHILE

LANDING.

THE PLANE CRASHED THROUGH A

FENCE, COMING TO REST WITH

ITS NOSE JUST FEET AWAY FROM

THE FREEZING WATER ON THE

BAY.

MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS, I

HOPE WE STOP BEFORE THE

WATER.

Reporter: THERE WAS

SKIDDING IN RHODE ISLAND,

TOO, WHERE ONE VEHICLE SLID

INTO OTHER AND A DRIVER GOT

KNOCKED DOWN.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUT

DOWN IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND

GOVERNMENT OFFICERS AND

OFFICES IN DOZENS OF STATES

WERE ALSO FORCED TO CLOSE

BECAUSE OF THE WINTER

CONDITIONS.

FOR MANY, BONE-CHILLING

TEMPERATURES CAME AFTER A

BRIEF WARM UP EARLIER IN THE

WEEK.

WE LEFT THE HOME AND IT

WAS 52°, AND NOW IT IS 32.

Reporter: IT IS GOOD TO

KNOW THAT WARMER WEATHER IS

EXPECTED NEXT WEEK, AND

SPRING IS JUST TWO WEEKS

AWAY.

CHARLENE AARON, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: THE COURT

BATTLES OVER GAY MARRIAGE

ARE COMING TO A FINAL

CONCLUSION.

THE UNITED STATES SUPREME

COURT WILL RULE ON GAY

MARRIAGE BY JULY.

THURSDAY WE LEARNED THE HIGH

COURT WILL HEAR THE CASE

APRIL 28th.

IT COMES FROM THE

CINCINNATI-BASED SIXTH

CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS,

THE ONLY FEDERAL APPELLATE

COURT TO UP HOLD STATE BANS

ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGES.

LAWYERS ON BOTH SIDES WILL

GET 90 MINUTES TO ARGUE

WHETHER HOMOSEXUAL COUPLES

HAVE A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT

TO MARRY EVERYWHERE IN THE

UNITED STATES.

ANOTHER HOUR WILL BE DEVOTED

TO QUESTION WHETHER STATES

MUST RECOGNIZE SAME-SEX

UNIONS PERFORMED ELSEWHERE.

Lori: THE GEORGIA

SENATE HAS PASSED A BILL

THAT WOULD -- OPPONENTS SAY

THE BILL WOULD BE USED FOR

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE

L.B.G.T.COMMUNITY.

Efrem: AN ISRAELI

MOTORIST DROVE INTO A

PEOPLE.

Lori: HE WAS SHOT BY

GUARDS AND SERIOUSLY

WOUNDED.

THE POLICE WOMEN ARE

EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

THE INCIDENT HAPPENED IN

FRONT OF THE BORDER POLICE

HEADQUARTERS.

THE POLICE SPOKESMAN TOLD

CBN NEWS THAT AFTER HITTING

THE WOMEN, THE TERRORIST

CONTINUED DRIVING 500 FEET

UP THE ROAD.

THERE WERE SECURITY

GUARDS AND BORDER POLICEMEN

THAT SAW THE VEHICLE AND

STOPPED THE VEHICLE.

THE SUSPECT CAME OUT OF THE

VEHICLE WITH A KNIFE AND HE

ATTEMPTED TO STAB THEM, AND

HE WAS SHOT AND TAKEN TO

HOSPITAL IN SERIOUS

CONDITION.

SINCE THE TERRORIST ATTACK

ITSELF, HEIGHTENED SECURITY

IS CONTINUING IN JERUSALEM,

TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION IT

IS ALSO A FORUM FESTIVAL

TODAY.

Lori: THE ATTACK TOOK

PLACE IN THE SAME AREA WHERE

TWO OTHER DEADLY VEHICULAR

TERROR ATTACKS HAPPENED IN

THE LAST SIX MONTHS.

Efrem: AFTER HIS SPEECH

TO CONGRESS, PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU RETURNED

HOME TO A FIERCE CAMPAIGN

AND SOME UNEXPECTED PRAISE.

HERE IS CHRIS MITCHELL FROM

JERUSALEM.

Reporter: WHILE IN THE

UNITED STATES, BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU RECEIVED A WARM

WELCOME AND MUCH PRAISE.

NOW THAT HE IS BACK HOME,

THE QUESTION IS: WILL IT

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE

UPCOMING NATIONAL ELECTION?

IN WHAT SOME TERM THE SPEECH

HEARD AROUND THE WORLD,

NETANYAHU MADE A STRONG CASE

AGAINST IRAN.

NOW SOME ISRAELI POLITICAL

ANALYSTS SAY THE PERFORMANCE

HELPED HIS PARTY'S CHANCES,

BUT A LOT COULD HAPPEN

BEFORE VOTERS GO TO THE

POLLS IN LESS THAN TWO

WEEKS.

THE VOTED IN THE PAST WHO

VOTED FOR HIM NOW ARE NOT

SURE.

I DON'T THINK IT CLINCHES

THE ELECTION FOR HIM.

THE LIKUD GAINED A FEW

SEATS.

AND 44% FEEL NETANYAHU IS

MOST QUALIFIED TO THE PRIME

MINISTER.

WHILE THE TWO PARTIES REMAIN

FAR APART ON ISSUES LIKE

ECONOMICS, THE RIVALS AGREE

ON@m THE JEWISH STATE'S

BIGGEST THREAT.

THERE IS NOT MUCH@m

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HERTZOG

AND LABOR AND THE LIKUD WHEN

IT COMES TO NEGOTIATIONS

WITH IRAN.

Reporter: SURPRISINGLY

MANY COMMENTATORS FROM THE

GULF ARAB NATION STOOD

SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH

NETANYAHU'S WARNING TO THE

U.S., AND CRITICIZED

PRESIDENT OBAMA NEGOTIATIONS

WITH IRAN, A COUNTRY THEY

CONSIDER A MORTAL ENEMY.

ONE COMMENTATOR CALLED

PRESIDENT OBAMA THE ALLY OF

POLITICAL ISLAM, WHICH IS

THE MOTHER OF ALL OF THE

TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS.

AND HE WROTE, "I AM VERY

GLAD OF NETANYAHU'S FIRM

STANCE, AND HIS DECISION TO

SPEAK AGAINST THE NUCLEAR

AGREEMENT AT THE AMERICAN

CONGRESS.

I BELIEVE THAT NETANYAHU'S

CONDUCT WILL SERVE OUR

INTERESTS, THE PEOPLE OF THE

GULF, MUCH MORE THAN THE

FOOLISH BEHAVIOR OF ONE OF

THE WORST AMERICAN

PRESIDENT'S."

AND AN ISRAELI ANALYST ADDED

THAT NETANYAHU'S SPEECH

ASSURED SUNNI ARAB PEOPLE

AND GOVERNMENTS THAT ISRAEL

WILL HOLD THE LINE, EVEN IF

AMERICA FAILS US ON IRAN.

> WHILE CONTROL OF THE

KNESSET IS AT STAKE IN THE

UPCOMING ELECTION, THE

RESULTS WILL BE FELT

THROUGHOUT THE REGION AND

AROUND THE WORLD.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Lori: ISIS MILITANTS

CONTINUE THEIR PATH OF

DESTRUCTION IN IRAQ, THIS

TIME BULLDOZING THE ESTATE

OF NIMROD, USING HEAVY

MILITARY VEHICLES.

LAST WEEK THEY DESTROYED

ANCIENT ARTIFACTS AT A

MUSEUM IN MOSUL, AND LAST

YEAR THE TOMB OF THE PROPHET

JONAH.

A RECENT STUDY BY THE

BROOKINGS INSTITUTE FOUND

THERE ARE NEARLY 50,000

TWITTER ACCOUNTS OPERATING

ON BEHALF OF ISIS.

MOST OF THEM WERE CREATED IN

2014.

Efrem: NEW YORK CITY

MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO SAYS

THE CITY'S PUBLIC SCHOOL

SYSTEM WILL CLOSE FOR TWO

MUSLIM HOLIDAYS NEXT YEAR.

THEY ARE THE FIRST MUSLIM

HOLIDAYS RECOGNIZED BY THE

NATION'S LARGEST SCHOOL

SYSTEM.

HE SAYS THE MOVE MEANS THAT

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

MUSLIM FAMILIES WILL NO

LONGER HAVE TO CHOOSE

BETWEEN SENDING THEIR

CHILDREN TO SCHOOL OR

OBSERVING THE ISLAMIC

HOLIDAYS.

Lori: A NEW BILL HAS

BEEN INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS

TO ALLOW ASYLUM FOR

PERSECUTED HOME-SCHOOLING

FAMILIES.

THE ROMKIS WERE FINED AND

TREATED HARSHLY IN GERMANY

FOR THEIR DECISION TO

HOME-SCHOOL.

THEY SOUGHT REFUGE IN THE

U.S. BUT WERE ALMOST

DEPORTED AFTER A U.S. COURT

DENIED THEIR ATTEMPT TO SEEK

ASYLUM.

THEY ARE STILL IN THE U.S.

FOR NOW, BUT THE PROBLEM

REMAINS.

SO THE WHOM SCHOOL

HOME-SCHOOL ALLIANCE AND THE

GOVERNMENT HAVE ALLOWED 500

FAMILIES TO STAY HERE.

MICHAEL DONNELLY SAYS A

COUNTRY THAT BANS

HOME-SCHOOLING IS GOING

AGAINST THE BASIC RIGHTS OF

THEIR CITIZENS.

IT MAKES ME PROUD THAT OUR

CONGRESS IS WILLING TO MAKE

A STATEMENT LIKE THIS, THAT

THIS RIGHT SHOULD BE

RECOGNIZED AND PROTECTED.

Efrem: COMING UP, WHAT

YOUR DOCTOR DOESN'T KNOW

ABOUT HEART DISEASE, AND WHY

THAT INFORMATION MAY SAVE

YOUR LIFE.

Efrem: TURNING TO

HEALTH NEWS NOW, STATIN

DRUGS, WHICH PEOPLE TAKE TO

LOWER THEIR CHOLESTEROL,

COULD INCREASE A PERSON'S

RISK OF TYPE 2 DIABETES BY

46%.

THAT'S THE FINDING FROM A

NEW STUDY FROM FINLAND THAT

FOLLOWED NEARLY 9,000 MEN

FOR ABOUT SIX YEARS.

THE RESEARCHERS SAID STATINS

APPEARED TO INCREASE THE

RISK OF DIABETES IN SEVERAL

WAYS, INCLUDING INCREASING

SOMEONE'S INSULIN

RESISTANCE.

BUT THE STUDY'S AUTHORS DID

POINT OUT THE STUDY WAS ONLY

CONDUCTED ON WHITE MEN.

SO IT MAY NOT APPLY TO WOMEN

OR OTHER ETHNIC GROUPS.

SOME EXPERTS BELIEVE THE

BENEFITS OF STATINS STILL

OUTWEIGH THE RISK.

AND ONE SAID EACH DOCTOR AND

PATIENT HAVE TO WEIGH THE

RISKS AND BENEFITS TO DECIDE

THE PROPER TREATMENT.

Lori: HEART DISEASE IS

AMERICA'S NUMBER ONE

KILLER.

BUT WHAT KOFF CAUSE CAUSES

IT?

FIRST DOCTORS BLAMED

CHOLESTEROL, AND THEN THEY

BLAMED ONLY BAD

CHOLESTEROL.

IN THE FIGHT FOR BETTER

HEALTH, AMERICANS VIEW

CHOLESTEROL AS PUBLIC ENEMY

NUMBER ONE.

DOCTORS TELL US TO STAY AWAY

FROM FOOD HIGH IN SATURATED

FAT, LIKE BUTTER, EGGS, AND

MEAT BECAUSE IT IS

RESPONSIBLE FOR HEART

DISEASE.

BUT WHAT IF THAT'S WRONG?

CHOLESTEROL WAS FOUND AT

THE SCENE OF THE CRIME FOR

HEART DISEASE, BUT IT IS NOT

THE PERPETRATOR.

Lori: CARDIOLOGIST

STEPHEN SINATRA AND A

GROWING NUMBER OF

PHYSICIANS, BELIEVE

CHOLESTEROL DOES NOT CAUSE

HEART DISEASE.

THEY POINT THE FINGER AT IM

IMFLAMMATION, WHICH CAN BE

CAUSED BY EATING TOO MUCH

SUGAR.

SINATRA ADMITS A SMALL

FRACTION OF CHOLESTEROL IS

BAD BECAUSE IT IS

INFLAMMATORY, BUT FOR THE

MOST PART IT IS GOOD FOR

YOU.

CHOLESTEROL, MANY TIMES,

CAN BE A GIFT IN DISGUISE.

Reporter: IN HIS NEW

BOOK, "THE GREAT CHOLESTEROL

MYTH," SINATRA EXPLAINS THAT

SINCE HALF OF ALL PATIENTS

HOSPITALIZED FOR HEART

DISEASE HAVE HIGH

CHOLESTEROL, THAT MEANS THE

OTHER VICTIM HAVE LOW

CHOLESTEROL.

I WAS DOING ANGE GRAMS

ANGIOGRAMS WITH SOMEONE WITH

HIGH CHOLESTEROL, AND THEY

HAD NO HEART DISEASE.

Reporter: SINCE HIGH

CHOLESTEROL GETS THE BLAME

FROM MOST DOCTORS, THEY

PRESCRIBE

CHOLESTEROL-LOWERING STATIN

DRUGS TO THEIR PATIENTS WITH

IT.

BUT DR. SINATRA SAYS ONLY A

SMALL PERCENTAGE NEED THE

DRUG.

HE ONLY PRESCRIBES THE DRUG

TO MIDDLE-AGED MEN WITH

HEART DISEASE.

I'M NOT FEELING ANY WORSE

FOR WEAR.

Reporter: SINATRA SAYS

A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN

CAN BENEFIT FROM STATINS AS

AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, NOT TO

LOWER CHOLESTEROL.

BUT HE SAYS FOR MANY STATIN

USERS, THE RISKS OUTWEIGH

THE GAINS.

THE SIDE EFFECTS OF

STATINS ARE GROSSLY

UNDERREPORTED.

Reporter: MUSCLE PAIN

AND FATIGUE ARE TWO KEY

COMPLAINTS.

I CAN'T GET OUT OF A

CHAIR ANYMORE.

I HAVE WEAKNESS IN MY

THIGHS.

I CAN'T PLAY DOUBLES

TENNIS.

I WALK THE DOG AND I

EXHAUSTED.

A LOT OF THE DOCTORS THINK

THE PATIENTS ARE GETTING

OLDER.

THEY'RE NOT GETTING OLDER.

THESE ARE STATIN SIDE

EFFECTS.

Reporter: PATIENTS OVER

70 ARE ESPECIALLY

VULNERABLE.

THEY CAN'T REMEMBER

NAMES.

THEY CAN'T REMEMBER WHERE

THEY PUT THEIR GLASSES OR

KEYS.

BUT IF YOU DO TAKE A STATIN,

IT CAN ACTUALLY BRING ON THE

ONSET OF ALZHEIMER'S BY 15

YEARS.

SO YOU'VE GOT TO BE CAUTIOUS

WITH STATINS.

Reporter: SO WHILE

STATINS MAY OR MAY NOT BE

RIGHT FOR YOU, ONE THING IS

CERTAIN: REDUCING

INFLAMMATION IS GOOD FOR

YOUR HEART NO MATTER WHO YOU

ARE.

THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT IS

TO CUT BACK ON SUGAR.

CHOLESTEROL IS SORT OF

YOUR FRIEND.

SUGAR IS YOUR FOE.

IT'S THE VILLAIN.

IT'S YOUR ENEMY.

Reporter: SUGAR DAMAGES

ARTERIES, INCREASES BLOOD

PRESSURE, AND AGES YOUR

ORGANS.

AND WE'RE NOT JUST TALKING

ABOUT SODA AND CANDY, BUT

ALSO FOOD THAT TURNS INTO

SUGAR AS SOON AS YOU EAT

IT.

REFINED CARBOHYDRATES, LIKE

WHITE BREAD, WHITE PASTA,

AND WHITE RICE.

68-YEAR-OLD JOAN JACKSON IS

LIVING PROOF THAT A

LOW-SUGAR DIET IMPROVES YOUR

HEART.

AT ONE POINT SHE NEEDED A

HEART TRANSPLANT, BUT AFTER

CHANGING HER DIET AND

LIFESTYLE, SHE WAS TAKEN OFF

THE TRANSPLANT LIST.

I FEEL GREAT.

I'M NOT GOING TO SAY I'M 16,

BUT I FEEL GREAT FOR MY

AGE.

I FEEL LIKE I CAN DO

ANYTHING AND ACCOMPLISH

ANYTHING I WANT TO.

Reporter: HER SECRET?

GOOD OLD-FASHIONED SELF

CONTROL.

WE HAVE A TENDENCY OF

SAYING, I WANT THAT LAST

PIECE OF PIE OR I'M GOING TO

HAVE THAT LAST PIECE OF

CANDY, BUT SOMETIMES YOU

HAVE TO SAY NO.

Reporter: DR. SINATRA

DESCRIBES HIS HEALTHIEST

PATIENTS AS THOSE WHO AVOID

SUGAR AND CARBOHYDRATES, AND

GET THIS, FILL UP ON FATS.

HE HIGHLY RECOMMENDS

UNSATURATED FATS LIKE NUTS,

AVOCADOS, FISH AND OLIVE

OILS.

AND, EH?

EVEN SAYS SATURATED FATS,

LIKE COCONUT OIL AND MEAT.

COCONUT OIL REALLY

PROTECTS YOU.

Reporter: BUT STAY AWAY

FROM TRANS-FAT, WHICH IS

MANMADE AND ADDED TO MOST

PACKAGED FOODS.

I CALL TRANS-FATS

UNGUIDED MISSILES THAT CAUSE

ENORMOUS IMFLAMMATION OF

BLOOD VESSELS.

Reporter: REMEMBER TO

PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE

INGREDIENTS IN YOUR FOOD.

THE WORD "HYDROGENATED" IS

YOUR RED FLAG BECAUSE THAT

MEANS TRANS-FAT.

SO WHETHER DOCTORS DISAGREE

IF CHOLESTEROL CAUSES HEART

DISEASE, ONE THING IS

CERTAIN: IF YOU GO EASY ON

SUGAR AND TRANS-FATS, YOU'RE

HEADED IN THE RIGHT

DIRECTION.

Efrem: GOOD STUFF.

DR. SINATRA WAS ACTUALLY ON

"THE 700 CLUB" YESTERDAY.

HE WAS.

AND IT WAS A GREAT

INTERVIEW.

THIS TOPIC TOUCHES

EVERYONE'S LIFE.

IF YOU MISSED IT, I WOULD

HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU GO TO

OUR WEBSITE, CB cbn.com,

AND YOU CAN WATCH

YESTERDAY'S "THE 700 CLUB."

HE GAVE A LOT OF GREAT

INFORMATION AGAIN, POINTING

OUT IT IS REALLY NOT

CHOLESTEROL THAT CAUSES

HEART DISEASE, THAT IT IS

THE IMFLAMMATION, AND

IMFLAMMATION COMES FROM

EATING TOO MUCH SUGAR AND

THOSE REFINED CARBOHYDRATES,

THAT TURN INTO SUGAR AS SOON

AS YOU EAT THEM.

Efrem: AND HE HAS

WRITTEN A BOOK AS WELL.

Lori: YES.

I'VE BEEN A MEDICAL HEALTH

REPORTER FOR SO MANY YEARS,

AND I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THIS

IS THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER

READ FOR PEOPLE, AND THIS IS

WRITTEN BY DR. STEPHEN

SINATRA, "THE GREAT

CHOLESTEROL MYTH."

SO IF YOU'RE ON A STATIN OR

YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS, OR

YOUR CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR

CHOLESTEROL, THIS ANSWERS

ALL OF THE QUESTIONS.

TALKING ABOUT SUGAR, THERE

IS SO MUCH HIDDEN SUGAR IN

THINGS.

I SAW A PROTEIN SHAKE THE

OTHER DAY THAT LOOKED SO

HEALTHY, AND IT HAD 44 GRAMS

OF SUGAR IN IT.

ONE PROTEIN SHAKE.

YOU WANT TO STAY UNDER

2 GRAMS OF SUGAR PER

SERVING.

Efrem: ALL RIGHT.

THAT IS GOOD INFORMATION.

STAY WITH US.

WE'RE COMING RIGHT BACK.

UP NEXT, LOOKING FOR A GOOD

DATE MOVIE THIS WEEKEND?

WE'VE GOT REVIEWS FOR YOU

FOR THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC

MARIGOLD HOTEL, AND

"OLD-FASHIONED."

Lori: THE LEAD SINGER

FOR THE CHRISTIAN BAND

"CASTING CROWNS," SAYS HIS

DOCTOR FOUND HE HAS CANCER.

THEY ARE GOING TO REMOVE HIS

KIDNEY NEXT WEDNESDAY, MARCH

11, AND HE IS ASKING FRIENDS

AND FAMILIES TO PRAY FOR HIS

HEALING AND FOR PEACE FOR

HIS FAM.

HE WRITES ON Facebook THEY

BELIEVE THE CANCER IS

CONTAINED IN THE KIDNEY,

WHICH IS ALSO A GREAT HOPE.

AND HE SIGNED HIS NOTE

SAYING, "PRAISING HIM IN

THIS STORM," IN REFERENCE TO

ONE OF THEIR TOP

SONGS, "PRAISE YOU IN THIS

STORM."

Efrem: THE WEEKEND IS

HERE, AND PERHAPS YOU'RE

LOOKING FOR SOME FAMILY

ENTERTAINMENT AT THE

THEATER.

HERE IS BOB WALASEFSKI.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE "SECOND

BEST EXI EXOTIC MARIGOLD

HOTEL," NOT A MOVIE FOR

CHILDREN.

IT IS RATED PG-13, AND WE

WERE NO FANS OF THE OTHER

ONE.

THIS IS RATED P.G.

DEF PATEL, WHO WAS IN

"SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE", HAS

BEEN PRETTY SUCCESSFUL WITH

HIS HOTEL, WHICH IS REALLY A

RETIREMENT HOME FOR THE

WELL-TO-DO IN INDIA.

AND MAGGIE SMITH'S CHARACTER

IS HELPING HIM CONNECT WITH

SOME AMERICAN INVESTORS SO

HE CAN EXPAND HIS RETIREMENT

CENTER AT LEAST TO A SECOND

HOTEL.

BUT THIS FILM IS MORE ABOUT

THE RELATIONSHIPS OF THE

PEOPLE WE MET IN THE FIRST

ONE AND WHERE THEY'RE

GOING.

OVERALL, THIS FILM HAS ONE

OF THE MOST POSITIVE VIBES

OF ANY FILM THAT I'VE SEEN

IN A LONG WHILE.

IT IS KIND OF A -- THERE IS

JUST A SENSE OF JOY HERE.

JUST AN UPLIFT.

THE SCENES OF INDIA, WHICH

I'VE BEEN PRIVILEGED TO

VISIT, ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL.

BY THE WAY, THEY'RE NEVER

QUITE THAT BEAUTIFUL IN

INDIA.

THERE IS A LOT OF LITTER.

YOU DON'T SEE THAT IN THIS

FILM.

WE GAVE THIS ONE A THREE.

HERE IS WHY: YOU HAVE TO

MEASURE THE POSITIVE WITH

THE FACT THAT THERE IS SOME

RELATIONSHIPS HERE THAT

ALTHOUGH THERE IS NOTHING

EXPLICIT ON CAMERA, NOR IS

THERE ANY RISQUÉ DIALOGUE,

YOU KNOW THEIR RELATIONSHIP

IS NOT GROUNDED -- CAN I SAY

BIBLICALLY?

IT'S DISAPPOINTING.

SO WE GAVE THIS -- WE

KNOCKED IT DOWN A COUPLE OF

POINTS.

WE STILL GAVE IT A THREE.

KIND OF RIGHT ON THE BUBBLE

THERE FOR FAMILIES.

POTENTIALLY SOME FAMILIES

WILL ENJOY IT.

SOME FAMILIES WILL WANT TO

STAY AWAY.

SO A THREE OUT OF FIVE FOR

THIS P.G. RATED FILM THIS

TIME AROUND.

Efrem: THAT'S NEW THIS

WEEK.

IS THERE ANYTHING PLAYING

NOW THAT FAMILIES MAY WANT

TO CONSIDER?

GREAT QUESTION.

"MAMcFARLAND U.S." COMES

TO MIND.

AND "FIFTY SHADES OF GREY"

IS STILL PLAYING IN 54

THEATERS -- THAT'S NOT VERY

MANY.

AND "STILL ALICE," THIS

JULIANNE MOORE'S STORY ABOUT

ALZHEIMER'S HAS SOME

POTENTIAL.

WE GAVE IT A 3.5.

Efrem: ALL RIGHT, BOB,

THANKS A LOT.

YOU BET, EFREM.

Efrem: JOURNALISTS AND

HISTORIANS CONTINUE THEIR

WORK TO TRACE THE LIFE OF

JESUS IN THE SECOND

INSTALLMENT OF "FINDING

JESUS."

THE SECOND EPISODE AIRS ON

CNN THIS WEEKEND.

IT ALSO FEATURES JOURNALIST

DAVID GIBSON.

GIBSON IS THE AUTHOR OF THE

BOOK WITH THE SAME TITLE.

HERE IS A SNEAK PEEK AT

SUNDAY'S EPISODE.

HE HOPES TO DATE THE

CARBON INSIDE THE BONE, AND

PERHAPS EVEN GET A D.N.A.

PROFILE.

WITH LIMITS TO HOW FAR HE

CAN DRILL, HE CAN'T BE SURE

THEY'VE GOT ENOUGH TO

DETERMINE WHETHER THIS BONE

COULD HAVE BELONGED TO JOHN

THE BAPTIST.

Efrem: THE SERIES HAS

BEEN CALLED "C.S.I.

JERUSALEM," AND WE HAVE MORE

ABOUT IT, INCLUDING AN

INTERVIEW WITH THE LEAD

CONSULTANT ON THE SERIES,

THAT'S ON CBNNEWS.COM.

Lori: THAT'S IT FOR NOW

ON CBN "NEWSWATCH."

YOU CAN FIND MORE OF OUR

EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF THE

ISSUES YOU CARE MOST ABOUT

ON CBNNEWS.COM.

Efrem: WE WOULD LIKE TO

HEAR WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT

THE STORIES YOU'VE SEEN HERE

TODAY.

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