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CBN NewsWatch: August 16, 2016

On CBN Newswatch, August 16: Can Trump's fiery message on terror save his campaign?, Syria’s civil war 5 years later: the horrific human cost, and more. Read Transcript


TODAY ON "NEWSWATCH,"

TRUMP WEIGHS IN ON

TERRORISM.

SEE HOW HE PLANS TO KEEP

AMERICA SAFE IF HE WINS

THE ELECTION.

PLUS...

WE ARE NOT SETTLERS, TO

CREATE A NARRATIVE THAT WE

DON'T BELONG IS A MYTH.

THERE IS NO GREATER IRONY

THAN TO TELL JEWS THEY

DON'T BELONG IN JERUSALEM.

SCOTT ROSS HEADS TO THE

FOOTHILLS OF THE MOUNT OF

OLIVE.

I DIDN'T THINK I WOULD

COMPETE IN MY FIRST RACE

AT THE AGE OF NINE, AND I

FINISHED LAST.

YOU GO BACK TO THE DRAWING

BOARD.

BUT STICK WITH IT.

JACKIE JOYNER KERSEE

TALKS ABOUT WINNING AND

LOSING AND HOW FAITH HELPS

HER THROUGH IT ALL.

> THANKS FOR JOINING US

FOR CBN "NEWSWATCH."

I'M CAITLIN BURKE.

DONALD TRUMP IS CALLING

FOR AN IMMIGRATION POLICY

THAT WOULD FEATURE WHAT HE

CALLS EXTREME VETTING, AND

AN IDEOLOGICAL TEST FOR

THOSE WHO WANT TO ENTER

THE U.S.

AND HE IS ALSO BLAMING

DEMOCRATS FOR GLOBAL

ATTACKS BY TERRORISTS.

HEATHER SELLS HAS THE

LATEST.

AND THE 20th CENTURY,

THE UNITED STATES HAS

DEFEATED FACISM,

NAUSEAISM, AND COMMUNISM.

AND NOW A DIFFERENT THREAT

CHALLENGES OUR WORLD:

RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM.

Reporter: POLLS SHOW

THAT DONALD TRUMP'S

CAMPAIGN IS STRUGGLING

RIGHT NOW, LOSING IN KEY

BATTLEGROUND STATES,

LACKING IN FIELD

ORGANIZATION, AND FAILING

TO DELIVER A CONSISTENT

MESSAGE.

ONE REASON WHY HE CAME OUT

WITH A HARD-HITTING SPEECH

ON MONDAY, AIMED SQUARELY

AT DRAWING A LINE BETWEEN

HIMSELF AND RIVAL HILLARY

CLINTON ON THE ISSUE OF

TERROR.

TRUMP ALSO BLAMED CLINTON

IN PART FOR THE GROWTH OF

ISIS.

THE RISE OF ISIS IS THE

DIRECT RESULT OF POLICY

DECISIONS MADE BY

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND

SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY

CLINTON.

Reporter: THAT

POLICY, ALL U.S. TROOPS

LEAVING IRAQ BY 2011,

CREATING A POLITICAL

INSECURITY VACUUM AND

PAVING THE WAY FOR ISIS.

AFTER MAKING WAVES BY

CRITICIZING NATO EARLIER

IN THE CAMPAIGN, TRUMP NOW

SAYS HE WANTS TO WORK

CLOSELY WITH NATO, AND

EVEN RUSSIA, TO FIGHT

ISIS.

I HAD PREVIOUSLY SAID

THAT NATO IS OBSOLETE

BECAUSE IT FAILED TO DEAL

ADEQUATELY WITH TERRORISM.

SINCE MY COMMENTS, THEY

HAVE CHANGED THEIR POLICY

AND NOW HAVE A NEW

DIVISION FOCUSED ON TERROR

THREATS.

VERY GOOD.

VERY, VERY GOOD.

I ALSO BELIEVE THAT WE CAN

FIND COMMON GROUND WITH

RUSSIA IN THE FIGHT

AGAINST ISIS.

Reporter: TRUMP ALSO

SAID HE WILL END THE

CURRENT STRATEGY OF

NATION-BUILDING AND REGIME

CHANGE, POINTING TO

FAILURES BY THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION AND LIBYA

AND EGYPT.

AND HE ELABORATED ON HIS

CALLS FOR TIGHTER CONTROLS

ON THOSE WHO WANT TO ENTER

THE U.S.

TRUMP WANTS TO TEMPORARILY

BLOCK THOSE FROM,

QUOTE,"DANGEROUS AND

VOLATILE REGIONS," AND

DEVELOP TESTS FOR OTHER

APPLICANTS.

I CALL IT EXTREME --

EXTREME VETTING.

OUR COUNTRY HAS ENOUGH

PROBLEMS, AND WE DON'T

NEED MORE.

AND THESE ARE PROBLEMS

LIKE WE'VE NEVER HAD.

Reporter: THE ISSUE

OF TERROR MAY BE A WINNING

ONE FOR TRUMP,

WHICH

IS

WHY VICE PRESIDENT JOSEPH

BIDEN JOINED HILLARY

CLINTON ON A CAMPAIGN

TRAIL MONDAY, SAYING TRUMP

IS

UNPREPARED TO HANDLE

NATIONAL SECURITY.

THE SPEECH COMES AS

REPUBLICANS BELIEVE TRUMP

IS AT A MAKE OR BREAK

MOMENT, WEARY OF HIS

CAMPAIGN'S LACK OF

ORGANIZATION AND

DISCIPLINE.

THIS WEEK THE "WALL STREET

JOURNAL" CALLED ON TRUMP

TO GET HIS ACT TOGETHER OR

TURN THE NOMINATION OVER

TO HIS RUNNINGMATE, MIKE

PENCE.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

THE DEATH TOLL IS

RISING IN SOUTH LOUISIANA

AS SEVERE FLOODING

CONTINUES.

AUTHORITIES SAY SEVEN

PEOPLE ARE NOW CONFIRMED

DEAD.

MORE THAN 20,000 HAVE BEEN

RESCUED FROM THEIR HOMES

IN BAI BATON ROUGE, AND 11,000

ARE IN SHELTERS.

MY HOUSE WAS UNDER

WATER.

I HAVE THREE CHILDREN.

MY SISTER LIVES IN THE

FOREST AREA, AND SHE WAS

ON TOP OF HER ROOF, AND

SHE HAS FIVE CHILDREN.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

WORKING TO CONNECT WITH

LOCAL EMERGENCY AND CHURCH

PARTNERS THERE.

THEY CAN COME WITH TOOLS

AND OTHER SUPPLIES, AS

WELL AS A MOBILE KITCHEN,

PREPARED TO SERVE 2,000

HOT MEALS A DAY.

> THE CHIEF OF POLICE IN

MILWAUKEE SAYS THE CITY

HAS CALMED DOWN SINCE THE

SHOOTING DEATH OF A BLACK

MAN LAST SATURDAY.

MILWAUKEE ERUPTED IN

VIOLENT PROTESTS ON MONDAY

NIGHT, LEADING TO SIX

ARRESTS.

THIS AFTER A POLICE

OFFICER FATALLY SHOT A

BLACK MAN DURING A TRAFFIC

STOP.

THE CAMERAS SHOWS THAT THE

MAN WAS ARMED AND REFUSED

TO DROP HIS WEAPON.

THE INVESTIGATION IS

ON-GOING, BUT FOR NOW, THE

CITY IS QUIETING DOWN.

RUSSIAN JETS TOOK OFF

TODAY FROM A BASE IN IRAN

TO BOMB ISIS TARGETS IN

SYRIA.

IT MARKS A MAJOR STEP WITH

RUSSIA'S RELATION WITH

IRAN.

IRAN AND RUSSIA ARE BOTH

ALLIES OF SYRIAN PRESIDENT

BASHAR al-ASSAD.

THE TWO NATIONS GROWING

CLOSER SINCE INTERNATIONAL

SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN

WERE LIFTED.

THIS SUMMER MARKED THE

ANSWER OF THE CIVIL WAR.

IT BEGAN AS AN ISOLATED

PROTEST AGAINST THE ASSAD

GOVERNMENT, BUT IT SPLIT

THE COUNTRY, AND ITS

IMPACT HAS BEEN FELT

ALL

THE WAY FROM

THE MIDDLE

EAST TO THE UNITED STATES.

> Reporter: THIS DRONE

FOOTAGE OF THE SYRIAN CITY

OF HOMS REVEALS THE

LANDSCAPES THE SYRIAN

CIVIL WAR HAS CREATED.

HOMS WAS ONCE A THRIVING

CITY, BUT NOW, LIKE MUCH

OF SYRIA TODAY, IT IS

EITHER A WASTELAND OR A

BATTLE FIELD.

RECENTLY WE TALKED WITH

JONATHAN SPIRE, A MIDDLE

EAST ANALYST, WHO REPORTED

FROM THE FRONT LINE TO THE

CONFLICT.

AND IN A RECENT ARTICLE

REFLECTED ON THE HUMAN

COST OF THE WAR.

I KIND OF WANTED TO

TAKE A STEP BACK AND JUST

REALLY FOCUS ON THAT, JUST

THE EXTENT TO WHICH, YOU

KNOW, HUMAN BEINGS INSIDE

SYRIA, ON ALL SIDES, HAVE

SUFFERED IN THE COURSE OF

THIS WAR.

NEARLY 10 MILLION PEOPLE

MADE HOMELESS.

ALMOST HAD THE POPULATION,

OR PRE-WAR POPULATION, OF

SYRIA HAVING LEFT THEIR

HOMES.

MAYBE 400,000 PEOPLE DEAD.

THE SHEAR MAGNITUDE OF

WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE

NEEDS TO GET ACROSS TO

EVERYBODY.

Reporter: WHILE THE

MEDIA FOCUSED ON THE WAR

AT ONE TIME, MUCH OF THEIR

ATTENTION HAS TURNED

ELSEWHERE, AND YET THE

BRUTAL WAR GOES ON AND ON.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO

REMEMBER THAT THIS WAR IS

NOWHERE CLOSE TO

FINISHING.

WE HAD, OF COURSE, THE

CEASE-FIRE COMING IN IN

FEBRUARY, BUT IT HAS

BROKEN DOWN AND FIGHTING

HAS TAKEN PLACE ACROSS THE

COUNTRY ONCE AGAIN.

Reporter: THE

CONFLICT PRODUCED A WAVE

OF REFUGEES THAT A

CHANGING THE FACE OF

EUROPE.

IT IS CAUSING A

ENORMOUS STRAIN ON

EUROPEAN SOCIETY, WHO

AREN'T PREPARED TO RECEIVE

THOSE NE NEWCOMERS.

> SYRIA IS AN EXAMPLE OF

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AMERICA

IS NOT INVOLVED, BOOTS ON

THE GROUND.

WHEN AMERICA ISN'T ON THE

GROUND WITH ITS ALLIES, TO

KEEP SOME SEMBLANCE OF

ORDER, TO KEEP THAT

SECURITY ARCHITECT IN THE

REGION, TO MAKE SURE THE

BAD GUYS STAY OUT.

AND WHAT YOU GET IS YOU

GET THINGS LIKE THE SYRIAN

CIVIL WAR.

Reporter: AND HE ALSO

BELIEVES THAT THE WAR

HELPED GIVE BIRTH TO ISIS.

ABSOLUTELY.

WITHOUT THE VACUUM THAT

OPENED UP AS A RESULT OF

THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR, IT

IS HARD TO IMAGINE HOW

THAT ISLAMIC STATE IN IRAQ

COULD HAVE GOT ITSELF BACK

ON ITS FEET.

Reporter: AND THE WAR

ALSO PROVIDED AN HISTORIC

OPPORTUNITY FOR RUSSIAN

PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN

TO DRAMATICALLY INCREASE

RUSSIA'S PRESENCE IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

AS THE WAR DRAGS ON WITH

NO END IN SIGHT, ITS

IMPACT WILL LIKELY BE FELT

NOT ONLY IN THE REGION BUT

BEYOND AS WELL.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Caitlin: COMING UP,

THEY ARE JEWS SURROUNDED

BY THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF

HISTORY, AND YET THEY'RE

BEING CALLED SETTLERS.

THE STORY, WHEN WE RETURN.

Caitlin: THE MOUNT OF

OLIVES IS AT THE HEART OF

THE CHRISTIAN STORY, AND

HAS BEEN AN IMPORTANT

JEWISH SITE FOR THOUSANDS

OF YEARS.

NOW IT IS ALSO PART OF THE

DISPUTED AREA KNOWN AS

EAST JERUSALEM.

CBN'S SCOTT ROSS VISITED A

JEWISH FAMILY LIVING THERE

AMONG A SEA OF ARABS, TO

FIND OUT WHAT IT IS SO

CONTROVERSIAL.

Scott: THE BIBLE

MENTIONS THE MOUNT OF

OLIVES.

THERE JESUS WEPT OVER

JERUSALEM, PRAYED IN THE

GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE, WAS

ARRESTED AND ASCENDED TO

HEAVEN.

IT IS THE PLACE WHERE

CHRIST WILL LAND WHEN HE

RETURNS TO CONQUERING

JERUSALEM.

> WHERE ARE WE?

WE ARE LOOKING AT THE

SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE

OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM.

Scott: RIGHT.

I VISITED ISHA FLEISCHER

HERE ON THE SLOPES OF THE

MOUNT OF OLIVES.

SOME CALL HIM A SETTLER AS

SAY HIS COMMUNITY IS A

STUMBLING BLOCK TO PEACE.

BUT HE SAYS JEWS HAVE BEEN

HERE FOR THOUSANDS OF

YEARS AND HE IS NOT GOING

TO BE BULLIED OUT OF IT.

THOSE WERE THE WALLS

THAT WERE REBUILT BY

SULTAN THE MAGNIFICENT.

WE SEE THE TEMPLE MOUNT,

WHERE WE KNOW THE TWO

TEMPLES STOOD, AND WHERE

ABRAHAM ALMOST SACRIFICED

HIS SON, ISAAC, AT THE

BINDING.

IF WE LOOK A LITTLE MORE

TO THE EAST, WE SEE THE

MAGNIFICENT MOUNT OF

OLIVES CEMETERY, WHICH HAS

180,000 JEWISH GRAVES.

I CALL IT THE MOUNTAIN OF

HISTORY.

IT HAS GOT IMPORTANT JEWS,

OUR PEOPLE'S BURIAL GROUND

FROM 3,000 YEARS AGO.

Scott: IT IS LOCATED

IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE

CITY, WHICH MANY REFER TO

AS EAST JERUSALEM.

THESE WERE LANDS THAT

WERE ACTUALLY TAKEN AWAY

FROM ISRAEL IN 1948 BY THE

JORDANIAN ARMY, WHICH WAS

BRITISH-LED AND

BRITISH-TRAINED, AND IN

1967 WE LIBERATED THESE

LANDS AND RETURNED BACK TO

PLACES LIKE THIS.

AND WHEN PEOPLE CLAIM WE

DON'T HAVE A RIGHT TO BE

HERE, I POINT THEM TO THIS

MOUNTAIN AND SAY, LOOK AT

IT, IT SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.

THIS IS WHERE OUR PEOPLE

HAVE BEEN FOR 3,000 YEARS.

Scott: HE SAYS HIS

PEOPLE PURCHASED THE LAND

IN THE 1700s TO EXPAND

THE CEMETERY, AND THE

CEMETERY DIDN'T HAPPEN.

NOW THEY LIVE IN AREAS

BUILT ON THAT LAND.

CHILDREN PLAY WITHIN THE

COMPOUND IN THE MOSTLY

ARAB NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE LIVE WITH ARABS.

THESE FOLKS ARE MOSTLY

ARABS.

SOME OF THEM BELIEVING IN

THE JIHADI, THAT WE DON'T

HAVE ANY RIGHTS HERE.

Scott: ARE THERE

TENSIONS AMONG YOU?

DO YOU LIVE IN PEACE?

INSTEAD OF THE WORD

"PEACE," I PREFER A WORD

CALLED "NORMALIZATION."

WE SEE OURSELVES AS THE

INDIGENOUS RETURNEES.

Scott: FLEISCHER SAYS

THE COMPOUND FACES WEEKLY

ATTACKS, YET THEY HOLD ON.

HOW MANY CHILDREN DO YOU

HAVE?

I HAVE TWO.

PEOPLE SAY, AREN'T YOU

PUTTING THEM IN DANGER?

THE FIRST THING TO

REMEMBER IS THAT BEING A

JEW IS A DANGEROUS

OCCUPATION.

IT ALWAYS HAD BEEN.

SECONDLY, WE'RE TEACHING

THEM TO BE COURAGEOUS IN

THE FACE OF BULLIES, WHICH

IS A JEWISH TRADITION,

DAVID VERSUS GOLIATH.

AND NOT TO LET PEOPLE PUSH

YOU AROUND AND ERASE YOUR

STORY AND TELL YOU YOU

DON'T BELONG IN JERUSALEM.

Scott: WHAT WOULD

HAPPEN IF JERUSALEM WERE

DIVIDED TROLLING.

IDIVIDED?

WHAT ARE YOU SAYING, WE

SHOULD TAKE A CITY, BUILD

A WALL DOWN THE MIDDLE AND

DIVIDE IT BASED ON RACE

AND ETHNICITY AND MOVE

ARABS TO ONE SIDE --

THAT'S A DIVISION OF

PROGRESS, TO RACIALLY

DIVIDE A CITY AND BUILD A

SCAR-LIKE WALL DOWN THE

MIDDLE OF IT.

WE STAND AGAINST DIVIDING

THIS CITY AND THIS LAND.

Scott: YOU WOULD TAKE

EXCEPTION TO THE WORD --

THE DEFINITION OF

YOURSELVES BEING SETTLERS?

WE ARE NOT SETTLERS.

WE ARE RE-SETTLE CLERS.

RS.

TO CREATE A NARRATIVE THAT

WE DON'T BELONG IN THIS

LAND IS A MYTH TO

DELEGITIMIZE THE FACT WE

BELONG ON THIS LAND.

IT IS A MISUNDERSTANDING

ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST

MINDSET.

WHEN YOU SAY I'M WILLING

TO GIVE MY LAND FOR PEACE,

WHAT THE MIDDLE EASTERNER

WILL HEAR IS, HERE IS MY

WIFE.

TAKE HER.

JUST DON'T HURT ME.

IT SHOWS YOU TO BE A

COMPLETELY SPINELESS,

JELLY-LIKE CREATURE, WHICH

WITH TIME WILL BE

DESTROYED.

EVERY PLACE WE LEAVE AND

THAT WE ABANDON AND THAT

WE SHRINK AWAY FROM, IT

BECOMES OUR CANCER.

IF IT IS SOUTH LEBANON, IT

BECOMES THE HOME OF

HEZBOLLAH.

THREE WARS IN SIX YEARS.

TO MAKE IT IN THE MIDDLE

EAST, YOU HAVE TO BE BIG.

YOU HAVE TO BE TOUGH.

YOU HAVE TO BE A REGIONAL

SUPER POWER.

THE MESSAGE OF ISRAEL IS

ONE OF TREMENDOUS

OPPORTUNITY FOR A BETTER

LIFE.

Scott: HOW DO WE PRAY

FOR YOU HERE?

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF IT

HERE.

ONE OF THE WAYS TO PRAY

FOR JERUSALEM IS TO COME

HERE AND GO TO THE WALL

AND GO TO THE TEMPLE MOUNT

AND GO TO GOD AND THANK

HIM FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

BE PART OF THE STORY IN

SOME WAY.

WE HAVE TO TAKE IT FROM

THE REALM OF PRAYER AND

THE REALM OF HOPE TO THE

REALM OF ACTION.

AND ONE EXAMPLE IS THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

DOES NOT RECOGNIZE

JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL

OF ISRAEL.

THEY DON'T EVEN RECOGNIZE

JERUSALEM AS A CITY IN

JERUSALEM.

WHAT KIND OF DISRESPECT TO

IS THAT TO ISRAEL AND THE

GOD OF THE BIBLE, THAT YOU

DON'T RECOGNIZE JERUSALEM

AS THE CAPITAL, THE

PROMISES OF THE BIBLE?

Scott: SCOTT ROSS,

MOUNT OF OLIVES,

JERUSALEM.

Caitlin: UP NEXT,

JACKIE JOYNER KERSEE TALKS

ABOUT WINNING THE GOLD,

AND ALSO COMING IN LAST.

YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS HER

INSPIRATIONAL STORY.

Caitlin: OVER THE

LAST FEW DAYS, THE WORLD

HAS SEEN THE GREATEST

ATHLETES GO FOR GOLD.

AT ONE POINT, THOSE EYES

WATCHED JACKIE JOYNER

KERSEE, THE FIRST LADY OF

TRACK AND FIELD.

SHE RACED AS THE PRIDE OF

THE NATION.

AND SHE IS NOW RACING FOR

THE NEXT GENERATION.

Reporter: JACKIE

JOYNER KERSEE IS CALLED

THE GREATEST FEMALE

ATHLETE OF THE 20th

CENTURY.

THAT'S JUST A TITLE.

I KNOW HOW HARD I HAD TO

WORK.

IF I HAD KNOWN EACH TIME I

GO OUT THERE AND GIVE MY

BEST, AND THE PEOPLE WHO

BELIEVE IN ME, AND I'M

VERY RESPECTFUL AND I'M

VERY THANKFUL FOR US

GETTING TO THAT NEXT

LEVEL, THEN THAT'S MORE

IMPORTANT TO ME THAN BEING

CALLED THE WORLD'S

GREATEST.

Reporter: SHE IS A

SIX-TIME OLYMPIC

MEDALLIST, WINNER OF THREE

GOLD, ONE SILVER, AND TWO

BRONZE, AFTER COMPETING IN

FOUR STRAIGHT SUMMER

GAMES.

HER 1988 RECORD STILL

STANDS.

TO MAKE AN OLYMPIC

TEAM, IT IS TOUGH ENOUGH.

THERE ARE SOMETIMES YOU

ARE NOT GOING TO COME OUT

ON TOP.

MY FIRST OLYMPIC GAMES, I

CAME AWAY WITH A SILVER

MEDAL, BUT I WALKED AWAY

WITH KNOWING I HAVE THE

ABILITY TO DO BETTER.

IT IS THE MENTAL TOUGHNESS

THAT SEPARATES THE GOOD,

THE GREAT, AND THE GREAT

GREATEST.

Reporter: WHERE DID

YOU GET YOUR MENTAL

TOUGHNESS?

PROBABLY GROWING UP IN

MY HOME TOWN OF EAST ST.

LOUIS.

YOU LEARNED SURVIVAL

SKILLS.

AND THEN YOU EVOLVE AND

YOU GROW UP, AND SOME OF

THOSE SURVIVAL SKILLS,

THAT WAS JUST PLAYING A

TAG GAME WHEN YOU WERE

NINE, 10 YEARS OF AGE --

YOU ACTUALLY HAVE TO USE

THOSE SAME SKILLS TO MAKE

IT THROUGH LIFE.

Reporter: LIFE WAS

NEVER EASY.

BEGINNING WITH TWO OF HER

BIGGEST HURTLES.

LOSING MY MOM WHEN I

WAS A FRESHMAN IN COLLEGE.

AND SHE WAS REALLY MY BEST

FRIEND, MY SUPPORT.

IT WAS REALLY ROUGH.

THE SECOND BIGGEST

CHALLENGE WAS BEING AN

ASTHMATIC AND TRYING TO BE

THE BEST ATHLETE IN THE

WORLD.

YOU KNOW, NOT KNOWING IF

I'M GOING TO BE ABLE TO

BREATHE BECAUSE I'M

ALLERGIC TO THE GRASS.

AND SOME DAYS I LOOKED

LIKE I SHOULDN'T BE OUT ON

THE TRACK.

Reporter: WHAT DROVE

YOU?

I REALLY WANTED TO BE

ONE OF THE BEST.

I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS

COMPETING IN MY FIRST RACE

AT THE AGE OF NINE, I

FINISHED LAST.

I FELT IF I CAME TO

PRACTICE EVERY DAY, IF I

CAN IMPROVE A TENTH OF A

SECOND IF I WAS RUNNING OR

A HALF-OF-AN-INCH WHEN I

WAS JUMPING, IT WOULD MEAN

THE WORK WAS PAYING OFF.

Reporter: AS YOU

WALKED THROUGH THIS, WHAT

IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE

ON THE REENTRY BACK HOME?

YOU GO BACK TO THE

DRAWING BOARD.

YOU HAVE TO REALLY

REINVENT YOURSELF.

YOU HAVE TO BE WILLING TO

STILL WORK HARD.

YOU CAN'T BECOME

COMPLACENT.

YOU HAVE TO ASSESS WHAT

WENT WELL FOR YOU, AND

WHAT WENT WRONG, AND STICK

WITH IT.

Reporter: AND STICK

WITH IT, SHE DID.

SHE INTENTIONALLY CARRIED

THIS ONGOING COMMITMENT

INTO HER RETIREMENT.

I NEVER FORGET WHERE I

CAME FROM.

Reporter: JACKIE'S

TRACK AND FIELD SUCCESS

BROUGHT INTERNATIONAL

RECOGNITION AND HER CHOICE

OF OPPORTUNITY.

IT IS NOT ONLY WHAT SHE

CHOSE TO DO, BUT WHERE

THAT ADDS TO HER GROWING

LEGACY.

SHE RETURNED HERE TO HER

HOME TOWN OF EAST ST.

LOUIS, PROVIDING HOPE FOR

YOUTH IN A COMMUNITY THAT

HAS ONCE AGAIN BEEN NAMED

AS AMERICA'S MOST

DANGEROUS CITY.

YOU DEAL WITH VIOLENCE.

YOU DEAL WITH DRUGS.

YOU DEAL WITH PEOPLE THAT

MIGHT BE GOING IN THE

WRONG DIRECTION.

BUT THERE IS A LOT OF LOVE

IN THIS COMMUNITY.

THE NEGATIVITY WILL NOT

OVERSHINE OR OUT LIVE THE

GOOD THAT PEOPLE ARE

TRYING TO DO IN THIS

COMMUNITY.

Reporter: THE JACKIE

JOYNER KERSEE CENTER

OPENED IN 2000.

THE 37-ACRE FACILITY

PROVIDES ACADEMIC SUPPORT

FOR YOUTH AND FAMILIES.

WHAT IS MOST SATISFYING

FOR YOU WORKING WITH

YOUTH?

THE SMILES THAT YOU

GET, AND THE HUGS.

WHEN I'M IN THE COMMUNITY,

I'M JUST IN THE COMMUNITY.

BUT TO THEM, IT'S LIKE YOU

ACCOMPLISHED THIS, YOU DID

THAT.

I THINK IT IS SO

IMPORTANT, IF I'M GOING TO

INSPIRE, I WANT YOUNG

PEOPLE NOT TO JUST SEE ME

ON TELEVISION, BUT TO KNOW

I'M IN THAT COMMUNITY.

THAT'S ONE OF THE MESSAGES

THAT I DO CONVEY TO YOUNG

PEOPLE, IS THAT THERE IS

NO GREATER GIFT THAT YOU

CAN GIVE THAN SERVICING

OTHERS.

IF YOU CAN FIND IT IN YOUR

HEART TO SERVICE WITH

HUMILITY, THAT IS THE

GREATEST GIFT.

Reporter: ADJACENT TO

THE YOUTH CENTER IS A

METROLINK THAT BEARS HER

NAME, CONNECTING GREATER

ST. LOUIS AND EAST ST.

LOUIS.

IT PUTS THE CENTER AS THE

HUB FOR HELP AND HOPE.

PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS

OF LIFE COME AND SEE WHAT

WE'RE DOING OVER HERE, TO

ME IS JUST TRULY A

BLESSING.

YES, IT IS A WAY IN AS

WELL AS A WAY OUT.

THERE IS SO MUCH OUT

THERE.

THAT'S WHAT IT IS.

IT'S A JOURNEY.

AND YOU'RE ALWAYS JUST

TRYING TO OPEN THE NEXT

DOOR.

Reporter: WHO HAS

JESUS CHRIST BEEN TO YOU?

WITH JESUS CHRIST, YOU

KNOW, GOD, THERE IS NO WAY

I COULD HAVE ACCOMPLISHED

ALL OF THE THINGS I HAVE

BEEN BLESSED TO DO -- I

KNOW IT JUST WASN'T ME.

AND STILL TO ME, HE LEADS

MY LIFE.

Reporter: JACKIE

JOYNER KERSEE, SETTING THE

PACE AND RAISING THE BAR

FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.

WHAT'S YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT?

IF YOU LOVE JESUS

CHRIST, DON'T BE AFRAID TO

KNOWLEDGE IACKNOWLEDGE IT OR TO

ACKNOWLEDGE HIM.

BE UPLIFTING, BE

ENCOURAGING, BE

MOTIVATING.

LET THAT BE YOUR LIGHT.

Reporter: WHAT DOES

FINISHING THE RACE WELL

LOOK LIKE TO YOU?

I DIDN'T SEE THE FINISH

LINE.

THERE IS STILL MORE WORK

TO BE DONE.

AND I WILL FINISH STRONG.

BUT ONLY HE WILL TELL ME

MY TIME.

Caitlin: CBN'S

HUMANITARIAN AND DISASTER

RELIEF IS HELPING CHILDREN

IN INDONESIA GET A SECOND

CHANCE AT MOBILITY.

SOME SURF FROM

DISABILITIES CAUSED BY

POLIO.

TO PROVIDE 15 CHILDREN

WITH WHEELCHAIRS, CBN

PARTNERED WITH A COMPANY

CALLED "PERSONAL ENERGY

TRANSPORTATION."

OVER THE LAST SIX YEARS,

CBN'S HUMANITARIAN AND

DISASTER RELIEF HAS GIVEN

MORE THAN 3,000

WHEELCHAIRS TO THE

DISABLED ACROSS INDONESIA.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE

ABOUT WHAT CBN IS DOING

AROUND THE WORLD BY GOING

TO

CBN.COM/INTERNATIONAL.

> THAT'S IT FOR NOW ON

CBN "NEWSWATCH."

YOU CAN FIND MORE OF OUR

EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF THE

ISSUES YOU CARE ABOUT MOST

AT cbnnews.com.

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

HAVE A GREAT DAY.

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