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Studio 5: Roots, Rhythm & Rising

R&B’s Kem shares his music and a message of personal resurrection. Actor LeVar Burton gives us an inside look at the remake of the classic Roots miniseries and Boyz II Men brings children’s book to life with an animated movie. Read Transcript


Efrem: SECONDS AWAY

ON "STUDIO 5"... *

I THINK ABOUT THE LOVE WE

HAD FOR OUR CHILDREN *

Efrem: A SEASONAL

SERENADE FROM THE MOTOR

CITY, AND A RESURRECTION

STORY FROM ITS NATIVE SON.

WE GET BEAT UP IN THE

MEDIA QUITE A BIT, BUT

THIS IS A GREAT TIME FOR

OPPORTUNITY.

IN DETROIT.

Efrem: PLUS...THE

REMAKE OF THE 1977

LANDMARK MINI SERIES,

"ROOTS," THROUGH THE EYES

OF ONE OF ITS ORIGINAL

CAST MEMBERS.

ROOTS ON A PERSONAL

LEVEL INTRODUCED ME TO THE

POWERFUL NATURE OF THE

VISUAL NEED.

Efrem: AND THEN...

*

Efrem: ...ONE OF THE

MOST ICONIC R & B GROUPS

IN HISTORY.

BOYS TWO MEN IS IN "STUDIO

5," AND IT STARTS RIGHT

NOW.

*

Efrem: YOU'RE

LISTENING TO "IT'S YOU,"

BY THE MUSIC MAN HIMSELF,

KAM.

THIS MUSIC AND AMAZING

STORY WILL JUMP-START THIS

WEEK'S SHOW.

FIRST, LET'S RUN DOWN THE

WEEK'S TOP FIVE FROM

"STUDIO 5."

FOR NUMBER FIVE, WE HEAD

TO UTAH FOR CHRISTMAS

UNDER THE STARS.

*

Efrem: GRAMMY WINNERS

AMY GRANT AND MICHAEL W.

SMITH TAKE TO THE CAPITAL

THEATER STAGE FOR THIS

SPECIAL CONCERT

PERFORMANCE, AND A LITTLE

HELP FROM "THE VOICE"

WINNER JORDAN SMITH.

*

* EMMANUEL

Efrem: FOR NUMBER

FOUR, WE HEAD TO FORT

WORTH, TEXAS, AND AN

EMOTIONAL REUNION VIDEO.

*

* LORD, YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL

Efrem: A SUDANESE

FAMILY SEPARATED FOUR

YEARS AGO, WITH A PREGNANT

WIFE AND TWO YOUNG

CHILDREN RESETTLING IN THE

UNITED STATES.

BUT THE HUSBAND AND FATHER

WAS STUCK IN A REFUGEE

CAMP UNTIL NOW.

WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM

FORT WORTH'S VILLAGE

CHURCH, THE TEARFUL

REUNION ENDED WITH DAD

FALLING TO HIS KNEES.

*

* YOUR GRACE

* O GOD

Efrem: WE HEAD TO THE

WHITE HOUSE FOR NUMBER

THREE.

President Obama:

EVERYBODY ON THIS STAGE

HAS TOUCHED ME IN A VERY

POWERFUL PERSONAL WAY.

Efrem: THE PRESIDENT

HONORED 21 FAMOUS

AMERICANS WITH THE

COUNTRY'S HIGHEST CIVILIAN

HONOR, THE MEDAL OF

FREEDOM.

ELLEN DEGENERES, TOM

HANKS, MICHAEL JORDAN,

BILL GATES, ROBERT DENIRO.

DIANA ROSS REIGNED

SUPREME.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN HONORED,

TOO.

President Obama: ITEM I'M

THE PRESIDENT; HE'S THE

BOSS.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

TWO...

LAST CHRISTMAS, DOLLY

PARTON'S "COAT OF MANY

COLORS," TOUCHED THE

HEARTS OF MILLIONS OF

PEOPLE.

I'M DOING WHAT I THINK

IS BEST FOR THE FAMILY.

Efrem: HARD TO

BELIEVE THAT DOLLY PARTON,

ICON, COUNTRY MUSIC

SINGER, ACTRESS, CAME FROM

SOME HUMBLE BEGINNINGS.

THAT'S ONE OF THE

REASONS I WANTED TO DO THE

SHOW, BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE

ME HAD TO COME FROM

SOMEWHERE.

Efrem: AND FINALLY,

NUMBER ONE...THIS 10

SECOND CLIP FROM AN OLD

PASTOR SHIRLEY CAESAR

GOSPEL RECORDING.

* I'VE GOT GREENS, BEANS,

POTATOES, TOMATOES,

CHICKENS, TURKEYS, YOU

NAME IT.

*

Efrem: IT IS CLIMBING

THE HIP-HOP CHARTS TODAY

WITH A REMAX AND A VIRAL

SENSATION CALLED THE "YOU

NAME IT CHALLENGE."

YOU KNOW EVERYBODY

AROUND THE WORLD IS

LISTENING TO YOU TALKING

ABOUT GREENS, BEANS,

POTATOES, TOMATOES -- HAVE

YOU SEEN IT?

YES.

I WAS TALKING FROM THE

MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN.

Efrem: YOU'VE SEEN

THIT?

OH, YES.

WHATEVER WE'RE ABLE TO

GLEAN FROM THIS, WE WANT

TO BE A BLESSING TO

ST. JUDE.

AND MY HEART -- THAT'S MY

HEART.

Efrem: THOSE ARE THE

TOP FIVE FROM "STUDIO 5."

KAM WAS BORN AND RAISED IN

DETROIT, AND HE STILL

CALLS IT HOME.

HE SAW HIS LIFE SPIRAL OUT

OF CONTROL, AND THEN RISE

THROUGH THE RUINS.

WE'RE SITTING DOWN WITH

HIM FOR THIS WEEK'S

"STUDIO 5" INTERVIEW.PP

> MILE LONG STRETCHES OF

DECAYING, DILAPIDATED

BUILDINGS PAINT A CLEAR

PICTURE OF DETROIT'S

DECLINE.

ADD TO THAT THE DAILY NEWS

OF RISING UNEMPLOYMENT,

POLITICAL CORRUPTION, AND

AN HISTORIC BANKRUPTCY.

YOU'RE A DETROIT NATIVE,

STILL LIVE THERE?

YES.

Efrem: HOW DO YOU

FEEL ABOUT WHAT IS

HAPPENING ALL AROUND YOU

IN THAT CITY.

THE HEADLINES ARE USUALLY

NOT GOOD.

DETROIT HAS DEFINITELY

HAD SOME DIFFICULT TIMES.

Efrem: KAM IS A

MOTOWN RECORDING ARTIST.

THE GROUNDBREAKING RECORD

LABEL GAVE BIRTH TO DIANA

ROSS AND THE SUPREMES,

STEVIE WONDER AND MANY

OTHERS.

MOTOWN LEFT THE MOTOR CITY

IN THE '70s.

AND SINCE THEN, THE EXODUS

HAS ONLY GOTTEN WORSE.

WE GET BEAT UP IN THE

MEDIA QUITE A BIT.

BUT THIS IS A GREAT TIME

FOR OPPORTUNITY IN

DETROIT.

THE PEOPLE ARE INVESTED IN

THE CITY.

THEY JUST PUT A WHOLE

FOODS DOWNTOWN.

WHOLE FOODS DON'T COME

DOWNTOWN UNLESS THERE IS

ANTICIPATION OF GREAT

THINGS COMING TO THE CITY.

THERE IS A LOT TO LOVE

THERE.

I EXPECT GREAT THINGS FROM

THE CITY OF DETROIT, AND

YOU SHOULD, TOO.

*

Efrem: KAM FINANCED

HIS DEBUT ALBUM WITH A

CREDIT CARD.

HE KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS TO

RISE FROM THE RUINS.

GROWING UP HERE IN

POVERTY, HE BECAME

ADDICTED TO DRUGS AFTER

HIGH SCHOOL.

> I READ THAT THE LAST

DRINK AND THE LAST TIME

YOU TOOK A DRUG WAS

JULY 23rd, 1990.

YES, SIR.

Efrem: SO YOU'VE BEEN

SOBER MORE THAN 20 YEARS.

RIGHT.

Efrem: DO YOU EVER

GET TIRED OF TALKING ABOUT

THAT PART OF YOUR LIFE,

BEING HOMELESS AND BEING

ADDICTED TO DRUGS?

NO.

THAT'S OUR TESTIMONY.

I'M ONLY AS GROUNDED AS MY

TESTIMONY.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE SUPPOSED

TO DO.

WHEN GOD HAS DONE

SOMETHING GREAT IN YOUR

LIFE, WE'RE SUPPOSED TO

LIT OUR LIGHT SHINE.

AND HOPEFULLY MINISTER TO

SOMEBODY ELSE WHO MAY BE

GOING THROUGH SOMETHING.

AND WE SHOULD REMEMBER

WHERE WE CAME FROM.

IT'S IMPORTANT.

MY CAREER IS REALLY BUILT

ON MY TESTIMONY.

THERE IS A SEGMENT IN ALL

OF THE LIVE PERFORMANCES

WHERE I TALK ABOUT HIS

GRACE AND MERCY IN MY

LIFE.

IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT

MOMENT OF THE SHOW.

EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS

BEFORE AND EVERYTHING THAT

HAPPENS AFTER IS

SECONDARY.

PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THAT

THEY'RE NOT DOING THIS --

THAT THEY DON'T HAVE TO DO

THIS BY THEMSELVES, AND

THAT GOD HAS A PLAN FOR

THEIR LIVES.

*

Efrem: LOVE SONGS ARE

KAM'S SIGNATURE, AND HIS

LATEST IS A TUNE THAT IS

SIMPLY CALLED "JESUS."

* JESUS, JESUS, HE IS MY

REFUGE *

I STARTED WRITING THAT

SONG PROBABLY A DECADE

AGO.

AND I DIDN'T FINISH IT.

I BELIEVE EVERYTHING

HAPPENS WHEN IT IS

SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN.

I DIDN'T FINISH THE SONG,

AND WHEN I CAME BACK TO

REVISIT MY CHRISTMAS ALBUM

AND ADD BONUS SONGS TO IT,

IT WAS ONE THAT I WENT

BACK AND GRABBED.

AND I AM VERY, VERY

GRATEFUL THAT I DID.

THE SONG IS BIGGER THAN

ALL OF US.

IT IS NOT ABOUT US.

IT IS ABOUT CARING FOR THE

NAME OF JESUS.

Efrem: IT

ADMINISTERED TO ME

IMMEDIATELY AND BROUGHT ME

TO TEARS.

DID IT MINISTER TO YOU IN

THE PROCESS?

ABSOLUTELY.

THERE WERE A LOT OF

CHALLENGES IN MAKING THE

RECORD.

I HAD THE RECORD LABEL ON

HOLD.

PEOPLE WERE VERY UPSET

WITH ME BECAUSE I WAS

HOLDING OUT, TRYING TO

FINISH THIS LAST SONG.

A LOT OF TIMES IT LOOKED

LIKE IT WASN'T GOING TO BE

DONE.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW IT WAS

GOING TO COME TOGETHER.

WHEN I HEARD IT FOR THE

FIRST TIME IN ITS

ENTIRETY, I CRIED.

AND RON CRIED.

*

Efrem: KIM CALLS THE

SONG TIMELY FOR THE CITY

AND HIS COUNTRY.

AND HE IS HAPPY.

THE MESSAGE OF JESUS COMES

FROM HIM.

I THINK THAT IT IS

IMPORTANT FOR SECULAR

ARTISTS WHO ARE BELIEVERS

TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT.

NOT JUST WHEN WE'RE

ACCEPTING THE GRAMMY, BUT,

I MEAN, YOU KNOW, LIKE,

THIS IS REAL.

Efrem: AND KIM'S

TESTIMONY IS REAL.

BY THE WAY, IF YOU'RE

LOOKING FOR SOME NEW MUSIC

TO ADD TO YOUR CHRISTMAS

ROTATION, CHECK OUT WHAT

KIM HAS DONE.

AND I'M PROUD TO SAY THAT

BOTH MEN ARE FRIENDS OF

"STUDIO 5."

> AND STILL AHEAD ON

"STUDIO 5"...

WHAT'S GOING ON?

Efrem: CUN KUNTA KINTE'S

WILD RIDE AND A LOOK AT

THE REMAKE OF A CLASSIC

MINI SERIES.

LELEVAR BURTON JOINS US

COME HERE.

HE AIN'T NO BETTER THAN

ONE OTHER.

NO HOW MUCH LAUGHING THEY

DO, NO HOW MUCH YOU GET TO

PLAY WITH THEM BIRDS.

HE IS A SLAVE, AND YOU

ARE, TOO.

SHE LIKES ME.

SHE DON'T KNOW HOW TO

LIKE NOBODY.

AND DON'T NOBODY LOVE YOU

LIKE YOUR MAMA.

DARLING, EAT, WASH UP, AND

GUP ANDGO TO BED.

Efrem: THAT WAS A

SCENE FROM THE REMARK OF

THE LANDMARK MINI SERIES

"ROOTS," AND JOINING US

NOW IS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

OF THE REMAKE AND A STAR

IN THE ORIGINAL SERIES,

LEVAR BURTON.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

BEING HERE.

MY PLEASURE, EFREM, HOW

YOU DID?

Efrem: GREAT.

FIRST OFF, MANY PEOPLE

WOULD WONDER WHY DO

"ROOTS" IN LIGHT OF HOW

WELL, IT WAS RECEIVED AND

HOW WELL YOU DID?

I'M GENERALLY NOT A FAN

OF REMAKES, AND I WAS NOT

FEELING IT WHEN I HEARD

THAT "ROOTS" WAS GOING TO

BE REMADE.

I GOT A CALL FROM MARK

RUPERT, AND HE TOLD ME HIS

STORY AND HE CONVINCED ME

IN A SECOND THAT THIS WAS

ACTUALLY A GOOD IDEA.

HE SHARED WITH ME HE HAD

SHOWN THE ORIGINAL, ALL 12

HOURS, TO HIS KIDS, AND

THEY WATCHED IT, BUT THEY

WEREN'T THRILLED WITH THE

QUALITY OF IT.

THEY SAID IT FELT OLD AND

KIND OF DATED.

THEY COULDN'T RELATE TO

ANY OF THE ACTORS THAT

WERE IN THE ORIGINAL.

THEY DIDN'T KNOW THEM OR

THEIR WORK OR THEIR STORY

OR HISTORIES.

AT THE END, HIS OLDEST

SAID TO HIM, HE SAID, DAD,

I UNDERSTAND WHY "ROOTS"

IS IMPORTANT, BUT IT IS

KIND OF LIKE YOUR MUSIC.

IT DOESN'T SPEAK TO ME.

AND THE PENNY DROPPED IN

THAT MOMENT.

I GOT THAT IF WE WERE

GOING TO MAKE THIS VERY

IMPORTANT AMERICAN STORY

HAVE RESONANCE FOR THIS

NEW GENERATION OF

AMERICANS, THEN WE NEEDED

TO RETELL IT AND USE

ACTORS AND ACTRESSES THEY

COULD BE FAMILIAR WITH,

ANNA PAQUIN AND FOREST

WHITAKER.

AND THE STORY-TELLING OF

THE '70s WAS A SLOWER

PACE BECAUSE LIFE WAS A

SLOWER PACE THEN.

AND SO WE HAD -- WE REALLY

DECIDED THAT WE WERE GOING

TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EVERY

OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY MAKE

THIS RELATABLE TO THIS NEW

GENERATION.

Efrem: IN TERMS OF

MAKING IT RELATABLE, I

THINK ABOUT THE TIME THAT

WE'RE IN RIGHT NOW.

HOW TIMELY DO YOU THINK

THIS STORY IS IN LIGHT OF

WHAT THIS COUNTRY IS

FACING AND THE DIVIDES

WE'RE SEEING?

IT COULDN'T BE MORE

TIMELY, ACTUALLY.

IN FACT, "ROOTS" ACTUALLY

GIVES US CONTEXT FOR HOW

WE GOT TO WHERE WE ARE

TODAY.

EVERYTHING WE'RE

EXPERIENCING TODAY IN THIS

COUNTRY AND CULTURE CAN BE

TRACED BACK TO OUR

SLAVE-HOLDING PAST.

I WAS IN GETTYSBURG OVER

THE WEEKEND, SPEAKING AT

THE 153rd ANNIVERSARY OF

THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS.

THE AMERICA LINCOLN WAS

FACING IS VERY SIMILAR TO

THE AMERICA WE'RE LIVING

IN TODAY.

AND WE'RE FACED WITH THE

SAME CHALLENGES AND

PROBLEMS AND OPPORTUNITIES

THAT LINCOLN WAS FACED

WITH.

HERE IS YET ANOTHER

OPPORTUNITY TO DO BETTER

AND TO GET IT MORE RIGHT.

Efrem: ABSOLUTELY.

WE HAVE YOU HERE NOW.

SHARE WHAT IS HAPPENING

WITH ROOTWITH "ROOTS" AND HULU.

HULU HAS STEPPED UP AND

MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR FOLKS

TO BINGE WATCH, OR AT THE

VERY LEAST, WATCH IT ON

YOUR TERMS, ON YOUR

FAMILY'S SCHEDULE.

IT IS AVAILABLE IN THE

DIGITAL REALM ON HULU,

STREAMING NOW, AND IT'S

SUCH AN IMPORTANT PART OF

AMERICAN HISTORY.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT, YOU

KNOW, YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE

OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO

WATCH WITH YOUR FAMILY.

Efrem: BEFORE I LET

YOU GO, I WOULD BE REMISS

AND MY CHILDREN WOULD BE

UPSET WITH ME IF I DID NOT

ASK YOU ABOUT "READING

RAINBOW."

I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU AN

OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT

THAT LANDMARK WORK YOU'RE

DOING THERE AS WELL.

WE HAVE MOVED "READING

RAINBOW" SUCCESSFULLY INTO

THE DIGITAL WORLD.

SO WE'RE AVAILABLE ON

TABLET AND iPADS AND

ANDROID AND PHONES, AND

WE'RE ON THE WEB.

AND OUR DIGITAL LIBRARY IS

AVAILABLE SPECIFICALLY FOR

TEACHERS TO USE.

IT IS CALLED "READING RAIN

RAINBOW SKYBRARY."

IT IS A DIGITAL LIBRARY OF

OVER 900 BOOKS, AND VIDEO

FIELD TRIPS, LIKE THE

ORIGINAL TELEVISION

SERIES, ALL FOR TODAY'S

EMERGING READERS.

Efrem: AWESOME.

LEVAR BURTON, THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

YOU ARE CERTAINLY AN ICON

AND A LEGEND.

SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE THE

OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO

YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

HAVING ME.

Efrem: UP NEXT ON

"STUDIO 5"...

*

* DA, DA, DA, DA, DA, DA,

DA *

Efrem: BRINGING A

CHILDREN'S BOOK TO LIFE.

* ALTHOUGH WE'VE COME TO

THE END OF THE ROAD *

Efrem: WITH THE SOUND

OF BOY' BOYS TO MEN.

Efrem: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "STUDIO 5."

THEY ARE ONE OF THE MOST

IKICONIC GROUPS IN HISTORY.

THEY HAVE HITS LIKE "I'LL

MAKE LOVE TO YOU," "END OF

THE ROAD," AND "MOTOWN

PHILLY BACK AGAIN."

NATHAN MARS, WANIA AND

SEAN ARE WHAT IS PLAYING

IN MY EAR.

*

BOYZ II MEN FIRST ROSE TO

FAME IN THE EARLY '90s,

WITH A SOULFUL SOUND FOR A

NEW GENERATION.

* DA, DA, DA, DA, DA, DA

Efrem: AND THE

GROUP'S LONG JOURNEY

CONTINUES WITH THE

ANIMATED MOVIE, "SNOWY

DAY."

WERE YOU FAMILIAR WITH

THIS STORY BEFORE SIGNING

ON TO DO MUSIC?

YES.

I ACTUALLY READ THIS BOOK

IN THE THIRD GRADE.

Efrem: THE

AWARD-WINNING STORY IS ONE

OF THE FIRST CHILDREN'S

BOOKS TO FEATURE AN

AFRICAN-AMERICAN

PROTAGONIST.

WE GOT APPROACHED TO DO

SOMETHING ORIGINAL.

THE FACT THAT I KNEW A

LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE BOOK

HELPED A BIT.

AND WE JUST WANTED TO TRY

TO CREATE SOMETHING THAT

WOULD BECOME, I GUESS YOU

SAY, A STANDARD, OR

POSSIBLY.

HEY, NATHAN.

Efrem: THE BOOK HAS A

YOUNG BOY IN A RED

JUMPSUIT, WALKING THROUGH

HIS NEIGHBORHOOD ON A

WINTER DAY.

THE ANIMATED VERSION HAS

THE STARS, ANGELA BASSETT,

LAWRENCE FISHBURNE, AND

REGINA KING.

THEY ARE THE ACTORS WHO

LIFT THEIR VOICES TO THE

ACTUAL MOVIE.

YOU CAN SEE THE

PROFESSIONALISM IN WHAT

THEY DID.

AND THEY ACTUALLY MADE THE

CARTOON COME TO LIFE.

AND WE COULD ONLY HOPE

THAT WE WERE ACTUALLY ABLE

TO DO THE SAME THING WITH

WHAT WE DO PROFESSIONALLY,

WHICH IS SING.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT TODAY

IS?

UH-HUH.

IT IS THE PERFECT DAY FOR

SINGING.

Efrem: THEY HOPE

THEIR MELODY-DRIVEN TUNE

IS ONE VIEWERS WILL BE

HUMMING LONG AFTER THE

FILM CREDITS ROLE.

ROLL.

*

Efrem: YOU CAN CATCH

THEIR SONG ON AMAZON

PRIME.

> STILL AHEAD ON "STUDIO

5"...

EVERY TIME I PERFORM,

PEOPLE TELL ME, OH, YOU

SOUND JUST LIKE RICHARD

PRYOR.

Efrem: YOUR FIRST

LOOK AT NEXT WEEK'S

Efrem: WE ARE JUST

ABOUT OUT OF TIME FOR THIS

WEEK'S "STUDIO 5," SO

LET'S TAKE A LOOK AHEAD TO

NEXT WEEK.

WHAT IS YOUR NUMBER ONE

FEAR?

IT'S STANDING ON A SUBWAY

PLATFORM WITH AN

UNIDENTIFIED LIQUID

DRIPPING ON MY LIPS.

Efrem: HE SPENT YEARS

IN THE CLASSROOM, AND HE

IS NOW GIVING "STUDIO 5" A

LIFE-SAVING LESSON WITH

BARBER SHOPS, BOYS, AND

BOOKS.

PART OF WHAT BARBER

SHOP BOOKS IS TRYING TO

CHALLENGE IS KIND OF

NEGATIVE ATTITUDES OR

PERCEPTIONS ABOUT BOOKS

AND READING.

Efrem: "STUDIO 5" IS

ON THE ROAD IN NEW YORK

CITY, FOR A SHOW SURE TO

WARM YOUR HEART JUST IN

TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS.

AND THAT'S JUST ONE STORY

FOR NEXT WEEK'S RUNDOWN.

AS FOR TODAY, KAREN

KING'SKINGSBURKINGSBURY, IS AN

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR.

SHE HAS TODAY'S FINAL

WORD.

WHEN I WAS FIVE, I

LITERALLY TOOK PAPER AND

STAPLED IT TOGETHER AND

WROTE MY FIRST BOOK.

IT WAS CALLED "THE HORSE."

IT WAS NOT GOING TO BE A

BEST-SELLER.

BUT MY MOM SAVED IT AND

GAVE IT TO ME FOR MY

COLLEGE GRADUATION.

AND SHE AND MYED DAD WOULD MY DAD WOULD

SAY TO ME, KAREN, SOMEONE

HAS TO BE THE NEXT

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, AND

IT MIGHT AS WELL BE YOU.

SO THEY BELIEVED IN ME.

I SAY THAT TO MY KIDS NOW.

MY HUSBAND AND I BELIEVE

IN THEM, WHATEVER IT IS

THEY FEEL CALLED TO DO, IF

THEY'RE FEELING PASSIONATE

ABOUT IT AND THEY PRAY

ABOUT IT, THEN THE WORD OF

GOD SAYS MY WORD IS A LAMP

UNTO YOUR FEET.

YOU'LL KNOW WHAT IS THAT

NEXT STEP -- HE'LL SHOW

YOU.

MY DAD USED TO ALWAYS SAY,

THERE WON'T BE ANY

AUTOGRAGH LINES IN HEAVEN.

SO YOU'RE JUST DOING THE

THING THAT GOD HAS CALLED

YOU TO DO.

AND THAT MIGHT BE

DESIGNING, AND IT MIGHT BE

MATHEMATICAL FOR SOMEONE

OR TELEVISION, BUT IT IS

SOMETHING GOD HAS GIFTED

YOU TO DO AND TO DO WELL.

AND TO DO IT FOR HIS

PURPOSES AND GLORY.

IT COULD BE EXCELLENT.

AND IT COULD LOOK LIKE

CARRYING A MESSAGE INTO

THE WORLD THAT NO ONE ELSE

COULD DO.

Efrem: AND THAT IS

THE FINAL WORD FOR THIS

EDITION OF "STUDIO 5."

UNTIL NEXT TIME, BE SURE

TO REACH OUT AND TOUCH ME

ON EFREM GRAHAM ON

INSTAGRAM, Facebook,

TWITTER, AND SNAPCHAT.

AND COME BACK AND SEE

WHERE "STUDIO 5" TAKES YOU

NEXT WEEK.

BYE-BYE.

"PROMOS," NOVEMBER 23,

2016.

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