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The Brody File: Let’s Make a Deal! - April 28, 2016

John Kasich and Ted Cruz form an alliance? Carly Fiorina joins Team Cruz? The Cruz Campaign has been busy wheelin’ and dealing. But will it pay off? Plus, are Millennials less religious than their parents? Are Americans overall losing their ... Read Transcript


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AND WELCOME TO "THE

BRODY FILE."

I AM NOT DAVID BRODY.

I AM AMBER C. STRONG,

FILLING IN FOR DAVID

BRODY, WHO IS OFF CHASING

CANDIDATES.

SO WE'RE GOING TO CATCH UP

WITH DAVID LATER ON IN THE

SHOW.

IN THE MEANTIME, WE HAVE

TO TALK ABOUT DONALD

TRUMP, JOHN KASICH, TED

CRUZ, AND THIS WEEK'S

PRIMARY.

TRUMP WAS THE BIG WINNER.

THERE WERE FIVE STATES UP

FOR GRABS, AND TRUMP WON

CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE,

PENNSYLVANIA, AND RHODE

ISLAND.

I BELIEVE THEY CALL THAT A

SHUTOUT.

HE WON THOSE STATES

DESPITE THE NEW

KASICH-CRUZ ALLIANCE.

WE LIKE TO CALL IT "KRAZ.

The JudgeZIC."

AS FAR AS I'M

CONCERNED, IT'S OVER.

WHEIF YOU HAVE A TEAM AND

YOU'RE WINNING, YOU DON'T

CHANGE YOUR TEAM.

I'VE HAD PEOPLE WRITE IN,

TWEET IN, CALL IN, "PLEASE

DON'T CHANGE.

PLEASE DON'T CHANGE.

JUST STAY THE WAY YOU

ARE."

LOOK, I'M NOT CHANGING.

I WENT TO THE BEST

SCHOOLS.

I'M LIKE A VERY SMART

PERSON.

I'M GOING TO REPRESENT OUR

COUNTRY WITH DIGNITY AND

VERY WELL.

[APPLAUSE]

I DON'T WANT TO REALLY

CHANGE MY PERSONALITY.

IT GOT ME HERE.

MOVING ON

TO THE

DEMOCRATS, BERN SAN CENTS

YBERNIE SANDERSSAYS HE STI BELIEVES HE

HAS

A

NARROW WINDOW TO WIN

HIS PARTY'S NOMINATION.

SANDERS WON RHODE ISLAND.

HERE IS MORE FROM HILLARY

CLINTON.

TOO

MANY PEOPLE FEEL AT

THE MERCY OF FORCES TOO

BIG FOR ANYONE TO CONTROL,

AND THEY JUST WORRY THAT

THOSE OF US IN POLITICS

PUT

OUR

OWN INTERESTS

AHEAD OF OF THE NATIONAL

INTEREST.

THE FAITH THAT WE CAN MAKE

THINGS BETTER, THAT WE CAN

GIVE OUR KIDS A BETTER

FUTURE THAN WE HAD, IS AT

THE HEART OF WHO WE ARE AS

A NATION.

[APPLAUSE]

AND IT IS ONE OF MANY

REASONS THAT BEING

AMERICAN HAS ALWAYS BEEN

SUCH A BLESSING.

NOW, THE OTHER DAY,

MR. TRUMP ACCUSED ME OF

PLAYING THE, QUOTE,"WOMAN

CARD."

WELL, IF FIGHTING FOR

WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE AND

PAID FAMILY LEAVE AND

EQUAL PAY IS PLAYING THE

WOMAN CARD, THEN DEAL ME

IN!

NOW HERE TO DISCUSS ALL

OF THE CRAZINESS FROM THIS

WEEK'S PRIMARY CONTEST IS

THE NAME BEHIND THE FAME,

OUR GOOD FRIEND DAVID

BRODY.

David: WE'RE HERE IN

HOUSTON, TEXAS.

OH, I LOVE HOUSTON.

THEY DO THAT LITTLE

HOUSTON TWO-STEP.

IT IS THE TEXAS TWO-STEP.

I THOUGHT IT WAS THE

HOUSTON TWO-STEP.

I DON'T KNOW.

WE'LL DO LINE DANCING

LATER.

WE'VE GOT TO TALK.

WE'VE GOT TO TALK ABOUT

DONALD TRUMP.

TALK ABOUT DOING BIG

THINGS IN TEXAS, THEY DO

THINGS BIGGER IN TEXAS.

DONALD TRUMP DOING SOME

BIG THINGS NATIONALLY.

FIVE BIG STATES THAT YOU

REPORTED HE WON ON

TUESDAY.

CONNECTICUT, RHODE ISLAND,

DELAWARE, MARYLAND AND

PENNSYLVANIA.

EVANGELICALS, YEAH,

THEY'RE PLAYING A ROLE

AGAIN.

NOT MANY EF CULL EVANGELICALS IN

THE NORTHEAST.

BUT IN MARLAND, DONALD

TRUMP CAPTURED 52%.

TED CRUZ HAD 24%.

PENNSYLVANIA, THE

EVANGELICALS WENT FOR

DONALD TRUMP BY 58% TO 19%

FOR TED CRUZ.

AND ON AND ON WE GO.

EVANGELICALS ONCE AGAIN

SHOWING UP FOR DONALD

TRUMP.

NOT SHOWING UP FOR TED

CRUZ.

LET'S JUST BE HONEST --

CAN WE BE HONEST HERE?

THEY'RE HONEST IN TEXAS.

LET'S BE HONEST HERE, IF

IT IS NOT FOR EVANGELICAL

SUORT FOR DONALD TRUMP,

IT IS OVER.

TED CRUZ WINS.

TED CRUZ NEEDED THE

EVANGELICAL SUPPORT THAT

DONALD TRUMP IS GETTING.

AND HE HASN'T RECEIVED IT,

AND THAT'S THE PROBLEM.

THE QUESTION REALLY

BECOMES: WHY IS TED CRUZ

NOT RECEIVING THE

EVANGELICAL REPORT.

IF I CAN SAY BETWEEN YOU,

ME, AMBER, I GUESS THE

CAMERA AND ALL OF AMERICA,

THE REASON IS VERY SIMPLE:

EVANGELICALS ARE NOT

DISLIKING TED CRUZ'S

MESSAGE, BUT THEY MAY BE

DISLIKING THE MESSENGER IS

LITTLE BIT.

THAT'S A BIG PROBLEM WITH

TED CRUZ.

HE HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO

FORGE AN EMOTIONAL

CONNECTION WITH FOLKS.

AND THAT INCLUDES

EVANGELICALS.

THE LAST TIME I CHECKED,

EVANGELICALS ARE HUMAN.

THEY'RE HUMAN.

THOUGH, YOU KNOW, MAYBE

SOME LIBERALS DON'T THINK

THEY ARE, BUT THEY ARE.

I THINK THAT IS THE BIG

PROBLEM FOR TED CRUZ.

SO WE MOVE ON TO INDIANA.

WE MOVE ON TO CALIFORNIA

IN JUNE.

AS FOR TED CRUZ'S BIG

ANNOUNCEMENT, OF COURSE

THIS WEEK HE WENT AHEAD

AND SAID, I'M GOING TO GO

WITH CARLY FIORINA IF I AM

CHOSEN AS THE NOMINEE FOR

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

AND SO CARLY FIORINA, TED

CRUZ A GOOD MATCHUP.

A GOOD MATCH -- THAT'S

WHAT I MEANT.

LIKE A COHESION.

SHE HELPS, OBVIOUSLY,

BEING A WOMAN, GOING UP

AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON.

SHE IS A GREAT ATTACK DOG.

AND SHE IS A COMPETENT

C.E.O.

CLEARLY SHE WILL GET SOME

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FACT

SHE HA

S

NEVER EVEN WON A

POLITICAL OFFICE BEFORE,

AND SHE HAS RUN A FEW

TIMES, SO THAT MIGHT BE AN

ISSUE FOR HER GOING

FORWARD.

AMBER, THAT'S IT FROM

HOUSTON.

I'VE GOT TO GO.

I'M DOING SOME LINE

DANCING.

WHERE WE GOING?

WE'RE GOING TO THE TASTE

OF TEXAS.

SOUNDS YUMMY.

BACK TO YOU.

EARLIER IN THE SHOW WE

TALKED ABOUT CRUZ AND

KASICH TEAMING UP TO STOP

DON TRUMPETER.

THE GOAL IS TO PREVENT HIM

FROM GETTING THE 1237

NEEDED.

WHAT THEY'RE HOPING FOR IS

A CONTESTED CONVENTION.

BUT WHAT IS A CONTESTED

CONVENTION?

HOW DOES IT ALL WORK.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND IS

"THE BRODY FILE"'S

CONVENTION BREAK DOWN.

David: GET READY FOR

A FEW BRAIN CRAMPS,

EVERYBODY.

I'M GOING TO TRY TO MAKE

THIS AS PAINLESS AS

POSSIBLE.

FIRST UP, THE TERMS.

"CONTESTED FIRST BROKERED

CONVENTION."

WHAT EXACTLY IS A

CONTESTED CONVENTION?

FIRST OF ALL, LET'S GET

THIS OUT OF THE WAY FIRST.

IT IS NOT THIS.

NO BOXING RING, BUT THAT

DOESN'T MEAN THERE IS NOT

GOING TO BE A LOT OF BAD

BLOOD.

CONTESTED MEANS WE GO TO

THE CONVENTION IN

CLEVELAND AND NOBODY HAS

THAT MAGIC NUMBER OF 1237

DELEGATES TO WIN ON THE

FIRST BALLOT.

SO IF NOBODY WINS ON THE

FIRST VOTE, WE MOVE ON TO

A SECOND VOTE.

AT THAT POINT IT BECOMES A

BROKERED CONVENTION.

NO, NOT BECAUSE THE BRODY

FILE CREW RAN OUT OF MONEY

IN CLEVELAND.

IT IS BROKERED BECAUSE

THAT'S WHERE THE WHEELING

AND DEALING STARTS TO TAKE

PLACE.

VOTING UNTIL SOMEONE GETS

TO 1237.

WILL IT BE TRUMP?

CRUZ?

OR MAYBE SOMEONE

COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, WHO

CAN BRING UNITY, LIKE

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE PAUL

RYAN.

HECK, HOW ABOUT THE DALAI

LAMA?

LET'S JUST HOPE IT IS NOT

LIKE THE 1924 DEMOCRATIC

CONVENTION IN NEW YORK.

IT TOOK 103 -- THAT'S

RIGHT, 103 BALLOTS TO

FINALLY CHOOSE A NOMINEE.

BY THE WAY, THAT'S 102 TOO

MANY.

NOW LET'S TALK ABOUT THE

DELEGATES.

IT CAN BE VERY

COMPLICATED.

MORE COMPLICATED THAN EVEN

THE HARDEST MATH PROBLEMS,

OR EVEN THE NFL PLAYOFF'S

TIE-BREAKING SYSTEM.

WHEN THE DELEGATES SHOW UP

IN CLEVELAND, THEY'RE

GOING TO HAVE TO DO TWO

THINGS.

OBVIOUSLY, FIRST THEY'LL

HAVE TO GO VISIT THE ROCK

AND ROLL HALL OF FAME.

THEN THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE

TO ABIDE BY HOW THEIR

STATE VOTED.

FOR EXAMPLE, LET'S TAKE

MICHIGAN.

TRUMP WON 25 DELEGATES AND

CRUZ WON 17, THAT MEANS 25

DELEGATES MUST VOTE FOR

TRUMP IN CLEVELAND ON THE

FIRST BALLOT, AND 17 HAVE

TO VOTE FOR CRUZ.

BUT WHAT IF NOBODY WINS ON

THE FIRST BALLOT?

GUESS WHAT, FOLKS?

ALL BETS ARE OFF.

MOST DELEGATES IN THE

STATES ARE PRETTY MUCH

FREE TO VOTE FOR WHOEVER

THEY WANT.

AND THEN, FOLKS, IT

BECOMES A FREE-FOR-ALL.

MAYBE NOT WITH FOOD FLYING

OR LIKE THE TAIWANESE

PARLIAMENT, BUT CLOSE.

THE WHEELING AND DEALING

STARTS.

DELEGATES START TALKING

ABOUT SWITCHING.

AND WHO KNOWS, WE MAY EVEN

HAVE SOME ROCK, PAPER,

SCISSORS, SHOOT

DELIBERATIONS PLAYING OUT

ON THE FLOOR.

THIS IS WHERE TED CRUZ'S

TEAM HAS BACTERI BEEN ON THEIR "A"

GAME.

THEY'VE BEEN FINDING

PEOPLE TO RUN AS DELEGATES

THAT WOULD SUPPORT CRUZ

AFTER BEING OBLIGATED TO

VOTE FOR TRUMP ON THAT

FIRST BALLOT.

MEANWHILE THE TRUMP TEAM

HAS BEEN PLAYING CATCHUP.

BACK TO THE BALLOT

SITUATION.

SO, LOOK, AFTER A FIRST

BALLOT COMES A SECOND

BALLOT AND MAYBE A THIRD

BALLOT.

WE KEEP GOING AND GOING

AND GOING UNTIL SOMEONE,

CRUZ, TRUMP, RYAN, JUSTIN

BIEBER -- HEY, NEVER SAY

NEVER -- WHOEVER GETS TO

1237, OR UNTIL THE RAPTURE

COMES.

IT COULD BE LIKE THE GAME

OF MONOPOLY THAT NEVER

ENDS.

OH, YEAH, ONE MORE THING

THAT IS GOING TO MAKE YOUR

HEAD LITERALLY EXPLODE:

REMEMBER WHEN WE SA THE

DELEGATES HAD TO VOTE THE

WAY THEIR STATE VOTED.

THAT'S UE, BUT THERE

WILL BE ABOUT 200

DELEGATES THAT

ARRIVE IN

CLEVELAND UNBOUND.

AND THAT MEANS THEY CAN

VOTE FOR WHOEVER THEY

WANT.

TAKE PENNSYLVANIA, THEY

HAVE 71 DELEGATES UP FOR

GRABS.

THE WINNER OF THE STATE IS

GOING TO WIN 17 DELEGATES.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER

54?

THEY'RE NOT COMMITTED TO

ANYONE.

THEY CAN VOTE FOR WHOEVER

THEY LIKE.

THAT'S WHERE IT GETS

INTERESTING.

BOTH THE TRUMP AND CRUZ

COMPAIGNS ARE GOING TO

CALL THEM UP AND TRY TO

CONVINCE THEM TO VOTE FOR

THEIR GUY.

LEGALLY THEY CAN OFFER

LOTS OF PERKS, LIKE

DINNER, FREE SPA TREATMENT

IN A TRUMP HOTEL, OR EVEN

A FREE HAY RIDE WITH TED

CRUZ.

THAT'S EXCITING.

THIS IS ALL TRUE.

THEY CAN WINE AND DINE

THEM, BUT JUST NO MONEY

EXCHANGING HANDS.

THAT IS A NO-NO.

IF TRUMP COMES IN 50

DELEGATES SHY OF 1237, YOU

CAN BE SURE HE IS GOING TO

BE, QUOTE,"WORKING THE

ROOM," TRYING TO MAKE SURE

THOSE UNBOUND DELEGATES

VOTE FOR HIM ON THE FIRST

BALLOT.

OTHERWISE, I DON'T KNOW,

HE MAY THREATEN TO SEND

THEM TO MEXICO.

WHO KNOWS?

IF TRUMP DOESN'T GET TO

1237 ON THAT FIRST BALLOT,

HE IS PROBABLY IN TROUBLE.

WHY?

BECAUSE NOT ONLY HAS

CRUZ'S TEAM FOUND

DELEGATES THAT ARE

ACTUALLY GOING TO SWITCH

TO THEIR GUY ON THE SECOND

BALLOT, BUT MOST OF THE

TIME THESE DELEGATES ARE

FOLKS THAT HAVE BEEN

AROUND POLITICS FOR A

WHILE, AND THAT HURTS

TRUMP BECAUSE THOSE TYPE

OF DELEGATES WOULD

PROBABLY BE LESS LIKELY TO

SUPPORT TRUMP AS THE

PROCESS MOVES FORWARD.

SO DID YOU GET ALL OF

THAT?

AH, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.

THERE IS NOT GOING TO BE A

TEST.

AND AT LEAST THIS WON'T

HAPPEN TO YOU.

YOU'RE FIRED.

GO.

IT IS GOING TO BE HOT

IN CLEVELAND.

THAT WAS THE CONVENTION

BREAKDOWN.

THANKS TO THE FOLKS BEHIND

THE SCENE HERE AT THE

FILE.

A LOT OF WORK WENT INTO

PUTTING THAT WHOLE THING

TOGETHER.

> WHEN WE COME BACK,

WE'RE TAKING A LOOK AT THE

EVER-CHANGING RELIGIOUS

LANDSCAPE IN THE U.S.

ARE AMERICANS LOSING THEIR

RELIGION?

A NEW STUDY SAYS, YES,

THEY ARE.

WE'LL BREAK IT ALL DOWN

AFTER THE BREAK.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE

BRODY FILE."

MY NAME IS AMBER C.

STRONG, AND I'M A

MILLENNIAL.

RECENT STUDIES SHOW

MILLENNIALS ARE LESS

RELIGIOUS THAN THEIR

PARENTS -- NOT TRUE FOR

THIS MILLENNIAL -- AND

THAT THE OVERALL LANDSCAPE

IS CHANGING.

HERE IS JENNIFER WISHON TO

EXPLAIN.

A.K.A., JENNY AND THE "B"

BLOCK.

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Reporter: DESPITE OUR

JUDEO-CHRISTIAN ROOTS,

FEWER AMERICANS ARE

IDENTIFYING AS CHRISTIANS.

WHILE THE NUMBER OF

AMERICANS WITH NO RELIGION

IS GROWING AT A RECORD

PACE.

THEY SU SURVEYED MORE THAN

35,000 PEOPLE, AND DURING

THAT TIME THOSE WHO CALLED

THEMSELVES CHRISTIANS

DROPPED NEARLY 8%, DRIVEN

BY DECLINES AMONG

MAIN-LINE PROTESTANT AND

CATHOLIC CONGREGATIONS.

NON-CHRISTIAN FAITHS

INCHED UP EVER SO

SLIGHTLY, JUST OVER 1%.

AT THE SAME TIME, THOUGH,

AMERICANS WHO SAY THEY'RE

ATHEIST OR AGNOSTIC OR

SO-CALLED RELIGIOUS NUNS,

JUMPED BY MORE THAN 6%,

MAKING THE NUNS NOW NEARLY

23% OF THE POPULATION.

THREE CHRISTIAN U.S.

SENATORS, TWO DEMOCRATS

AND ONE REPUBLICAN,

RECENTLY TALKED ABOUT THIS

CHANGE AND THE ROLE FAITH

PLAYS IN THEIR JOB AS

ELECTED LEADERS.

I STRUGGLED IN 22 YEARS

IN PUBLIC LIFE WITH SORT

OF HOW TO BE A RELIGIOUS

PERSON IN THE WORLD.

WHAT I DECIDED IS I SHOULD

JUST BE AUTHENTICLY WHO I

AM.

MUCH LIKE I WOULD SHARE

I'M INTERESTED IN THE

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS OR LOVE

BASEBALL AND CAMPING -- IF

I WOULD SHARE I'M MARRIED

AND HAVE THREE CHILDREN,

WHY WOULDN'T I SHARE THE

MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT

ME.

Reporter: OCTOBER

SENATOR JAMES LANGFORD

SAYS THE NATION IS

BECOMING INCREASINGLY

UNCOMFORTABLE WITH

EXPRESSIONS OF FAITH.

I TELL PEOPLE ALL OF

THE TIME, FAITH IS FAITH

WHEN IT PER PERMEATES EVERY

PART OF WHO YOU ARE.

WHEN YOUR FAITH IS JUST ON

THE WEEKENDS, THAT'S JUST

A HOBBY.

IT AFFECTS HOW WE TREAT

EACH OTHER, HOW I INTERACT

WITH OTHER PEOPLE.

IT SHOULDN'T BE SOMETHING

I HIDE BECAUSE I WAS

ELECTED.

Reporter: AS PEOPLE

OF FAITH AND LAWMAKERS

WORK THROUGH THESE ISSUES,

THE SENATORS AGREE OPEN

DIALOGUE IS CRITICAL.

PEOPLE WILL SAY YOU'RE

EITHER FOR RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY OR YOU'RE FOR GAY

MARRIAGE.

OR THEY'LL SAY, IF YOU

SUPPORT RELIGIOUS LIBERTY,

THEN YOUR ANTI-GAY.

AND THEY WANT TO TAKE THAT

AND JUST PULL THAT APART.

AND THAT IS FACTUALLY NOT

WHO WE ARE, NOR WHERE WE

HAVE BEEN AS A NATION.

I THINK THAT IS A VERY

PRECARIOUS ROAD OF

CONSTRICTING SPEECH.

Reporter: PUTTING

PEOPLE IN A BOX, LANGFORD

MAINTAINS, SILENCES PEOPLE

OF FAITH AND STOPS

IMPORTANT CONVERSATIONS.

WITH

TH

E

T HE SENATOR WORRIES ABOUT

RELIGIOUS LITERACY AMONG

NON-BELIEVERS.

HE SAYS AN INDIVIDUAL'S

RIGHT TO EXERCISE THEIR

RELIGION MUST BE ON EQUAL

FOOTING WITH RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY.

AS LONG AS WE CAN LIFT

UP THE IMPORTANCE OF

INDIVIDUAL RELIGIOUS FREE

EXERCISE, AND THAT IT

DESERVES AN EQUAL FOOTING

WITH A CIVIL SOCIETY,

WE'RE AT LEAST ASKING THE

RIGHT QUESTIONS.

Reporter: AND

FORTUNATELY THOSE

PRINCIPLES DO SHOW UP IN

THE RESEARCH.

DEVOUT CHRISTIANS ARE

ACTUALLY READING THEIR

BIBLES, SHARING THEIR

FAITH, AND PRAYING

TOGETHER MORE TODAY THAN

THEY DID SEVEN YEARS AGO.

SENATOR MCCAIN SAYS WER WE'RE

BLESSED TO LIVE IN A

COUNTRY WHERE BOTH SIDES

CAN TALK ABOUT THESE

ISSUES CIVILLY.

FOR "THE BRODY FILE," I'M

JENNIFER WISHON.

ALL RIGHT, WHEN WE COME

BACK, IF YOU THINK THE

WHOLE DELEGATE PROCESS WAS

CONFUSING BEFORE, WAIT

UNTIL YOU HEAR WHAT IS

HAPPENING IN THE U.S.

VIRGIN ISLANDS.

DAVID BRODY HAS THAT STORY

WELCOME BACK.

WITH DELEGATE MADNESS ALL

AROUND US, IT CAN BE QUITE

CONFUSING.

PERHAPS THERE IS NO PLACE

MORE CONFUSING THAN THE

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS.

WHILE THEY CAN'T VOTE FOR

PRESIDENT, THEY CAN VOTE

DURING THE PRESIDENTIAL

PRIMARY PROCESS.

THINGS HAVE GOTTEN SO

NASTY DOWN THERE, DAVID

HAD TO RESEARCH IT FOR

HIMSELF ON A PLUSH

TROPICAL ISLAND.

A TOUGH ASSIGNMENT.

HE EXPLAINS MORE ABOUT HIS

TRIP THIS WEEK TO THE

VIRGIN ISLANDS.

David: AMBER, HELLO

FROM THE U.S. VIRGIN

ISLANDS.

WE'RE ON A FERRY BETWEEN

ST. JOHN AND ST. THOMAS.

I'M HOLDING ON FOR DEAR

LIFE.

SO, AMBER, WHY ARE WE IN

THE VIRGIN ISLANDS?

YOU KNOW, BUT I HAVE TO

TELL THE AUDIENCE, RIGHT?

WE'RE HERE BECAUSE OF THE

BIG DELEGATE STORY.

THERE HAS BEEN NAME

CALLING AND VIOLENCE AND

UTTER CHAOS DOWN HERE.

AND IT IS ALL ABOUT OF

THESE SIX UNBOUND

DELEGATES.

THERE ARE SIX WHO WERE

ELECTED, AND THEN THE

G.O.P. CHAIRMAN DECIDED TO

CHOOSE SIX ALTERNATES, AND

THE BOTTOM LINE IS THERE

COULD BE TWO SLATES OF

DELEGATES IN THE U.S.

VIRGIN ISLANDS

REPRESENTING THE VIRGIN

ISLANDS.

IN CLEVELAND COME JULY.

SO WE'RE HERE TO SORT IT

ALL OUT.

PLUS WE'RE DOING A GREAT

FAITH-BASED STORY ON

FRESHWATER CHURCH, WHERE

THEY'RE BRINGING THE

GOSPEL TO THE PEOPLE HERE

WHO NEED IT IN THE WORST

WAY BECAUSE THERE IS

POVERTY.

HERE WE ARE ON THE FERRY.

AMBER, DO WE TALK

DRAMAMINE?

DID WE PACK DRAMAMINE?

I'M NOT PLAYING AROUND.

YOU THINK I'M JOKING?

I'M NOT EMBELLISHING.

THIS IS A BIT CRAZY.

ENJOY THE STUFFY STUDIO.

WE'LL SEE YOU LATER.

A FASCINATING STORY.

THANKS, DAVID, FOR TAKING

ON SUCH A TOUGH

ASSIGNMENT.

> ALL RIGHT, WHEN WE

COME BACK, THE STORY OF

ONE "AMERICAN IDOL"

ALL RIGHT, WELCOME

BACK.

IT WAS THE SHOW THAT

LAUNCHED THE CAREERS OF

KELLY CLARKSON, KERRY CARRIE

UNDERWOOD.

BUT NOW THE CURTAINS HAVE

BEEN DRAWN, LEAVING THE

SEASON'S CONTESTANTS

LOOKING FOR THEIR NEXT BIG

BREAK.

I TRAVELLED TO FLINT,

MICHIGAN, TO TALK TO ONE

CONTESTANT WHO SAYS HE

KNOWS EXACTLY WHERE HE IS

GOING AND HE SAYS GOD IS

LEADING THE WAY.

TAKE A LOOK.

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THERE IS A NEW VOICE

COMING OUT OF MICHIGAN,

AND IT BELONGS TO MANNY

TORRES.

HE SNAGGED THE FINAL

TICKET ON "AMERICAN IDOL."

AFTER WOOING THE JUDGES

WITH "THIS LOVE" HE

EXCELLED WITH HIS ENERGY

AND

DYNAMIC SMILE AND

QUICKLY BECAME A FAN

FAVORITE.

WHEN WE CAUGHT UP WITH

HIM, HE WAS VISITING HIS

CHILDHOOD CHURCH.

HE RECALLED MEMORIES OF

GROWING UP AS A PREACHER'S

KID.

WITH THE CAR, I WAS

DOING DOUGHNUTS IN THE

PARKING LOT.

AND MY FATHER WAS, LIKE,

MANNY, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

> I CAME HERE AND I

WOULD SING EVERY SUNDAY.

WE KNEW I LOVED TO SING

AND WE KNEW I WAS GOOD AT

IT, BUT LOOKING BACK, THIS

IS TRULY, TRULY WHERE I

DEVELOPED MYSELF IN MY

TALENT.

PASTOR ABE GARCIA SAYS

EVEN AS A KID, THERE WAS

SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT

TORRES.

AS A YOUNG KID, HE HAD

AN AMAZING TALENT AND HE

LOVED GOD.

IT HAS BEEN A JOY TO SEE

THAT AND TO SEE HIM NOW ON

A WORLD-WIDE STAGE,

SHOWING HIS GOD-GIVEN

TALENTS AND HONORING GOD.

TORRES SAYS THE "IDOL"

PLATFORM OPENED THE DOOR

FOR HIM TO SPREAD A LITTLE

HOPE FOR A TOWN THAT SURE

COULD USE IT.

IT IS GOOD TO BRING

POSTIVITY AND GOOD ENERGY.

A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE GET

CAUGHT UP IN THE

NEGATIVITY AND THE

POLITICS.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT

IS HARD TO PINPOINT WHY

THINGS HAPPEN.

BUT THE KEY IS TO FOCUSING

ON THE POSITIVE.

JUST ENJOY THE THE

FELLOWSHIP AND WHAT GOD IS

DOING THROUGH THIS.

WHAT IS ON THE HORIZON

FOR TORRES?

AN ALBUM, MAYBE EVEN A

TOUR.

NO MATTER WHERE THE THE

ROAD TAKES HIM, TORRES

SAYS HIS FAITH WILL ALWAYS

BE A PART OF THE JOURNEY.

THE HOLLYWOOD SCENE

COULD BE A LITTLE CRAZY.

IT IS A HECK OF A WORLD

OUT THERE.

BUT WHAT I LIKE TO REMIND

SOME PEOPLE IS THERE ARE

MISSION FIELDS TOR FOR

EVERYONE.

FOR NOW YOU CAN FIND

HIM WHERE IT ALL BEGAN, IN

THE PULPIT, LEADING

WORSHIP AND THAN THANKFUL FOR

HIS SHOT ON "AMERICAN

IDOL."

I WAS GIVEN A PLATFORM

TO SHARE MY GIFT WITH

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE

WORLD-WIDE.

I'VE HAD TWEETS IN

Facebook AND INSTAGRAM,

COMING FROM ALL OVER THE

WORLD.

WHICH IS HUGE.

AND, LIKE, NOW MY NETWORK

AND MY MISSION FIELD HAS

OPENED UP, I MEAN, LIKE

CRAZY.

A MISSION FIELD HE SAYS

HE'LL USE TO BRING THAT

SAME POSITIVE MESSAGE TO

THE PEOPLE OF FLINT AND

AROUND THE WORLD.

BEST WISHES TO MANNY

TORRES.

MORE OF "THE BRODY FILE"

WELL, THAT'S IT FOR

THIS WEEK'S BRODY FILE.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR

WATCHING.

IN THE MEANTIME, I'M GOING

TO TRACK DOWN DAVID BRODY

AND GET HIM BACK HERE JUST

IN TIME FOR THE NEXT

EPISODE.

FROM ALL OF US HERE AT

"THE BRODY FILE," HAVE A

GREAT WEEK AND GOD BLESS

YOU.

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