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CBN NewsWatch: December 2, 2016

On CBN Newswatch, December 2: Trump: 'Americans will be captains of their own destiny again'; Moving toward military draft for women?, and more. Read Transcript


Efrem: STRAIGHT AHEAD

ON "NEWSWATCH," DONALD

TRUMP LAUNCHES HIS THANK

YOU TOUR, ANNOUNCES HIS

PICK FOR SECRETARY OF

DEFENSE, AND LAYS OUT A

BROAD AGENDA FOR THIS

PRESIDENCY.

WE'VE GOT ALL OF THE

DETAILS.

PLUS, THE SMOKE IS LIFTING

IN GATLINBURG, REVEALING A

TOWN DE DECIMATEED BY

WILDFIRE.

AND NOW THEY'RE FACING THE

HEARTBREAK OF IT ALL.

> AND IT IS THE END OF

THE DYNASTY, FIND OUT WHAT

IS NEXT FOR THE ROBERTSON

FAMILY AS "DUCK DYNASTY"

COMES TO A CONCLUSION.

> AND THANK YOU FOR

JOINING US FOR CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD

TRUMP SPOKE TO THE NATION

IN HIS FIRST POST-ELECTION

RALLY ON THURSDAY, KICKING

OFF HIS NATIONWIDE THANK

YOU TOUR.

IN ADDITION TO THANKING

THE CROWD, HE MADE A BIG

ANNOUNCEMENT AND LAID OUT

WHAT HE WANTS TO DO WHEN

HE TAKES OFFICE.

CHARLENE AARON IS ON THIS

STORY.

Charlene: THE

PRESIDENT-ELECT RETURNED

TO HIS CAMPAIGN ROOTS ON

THURSDAY IN HIS FIRST

MAJOR PUBLIC APPEARANCE

SINCE ELECTION DAY.

FIRST IN INDIANA, AT THE

CARRIER PLANT, WHERE HE

HELPED SAFE 1,000 JOBS.

THEN IN THE BUCKEYE STATE.

I LOVE YOU OHIO.

THIS IS A GREAT STATE.

Charlene: HE SPOKE TO

THOUSANDS OF HIS ADORING

FANS IN THE KEY STATE OF

OHIO.

WHERE HE MADE THIS

SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT:

WE ARE GOING TO APPOINT

MAD DOG AS OUR SECRETARY

OF DEFENSE.

THEY SAY HE IS THE CLOSEST

THING TO GENERAL GEORGE

PATTON THAT WE HAVE, AND

IT IS ABOUT TIME.

IT'S ABOUT TIME.

[APPLAUSE]

Charlene: MR. TRUMP

ALSO MAPPED OUT A BROAD

AGENDA ON THE ECONOMY,

REPEALING OBAMACARE, AND

NATIONAL UNITY.

WE DENOW DENOUNCE ALL OF THE

HATRED.

AND WE'RE GOING TO COME

TOGETHER.

WE HAVE NO CHOICE.

MY PLAN BEGINS WITH A BOLD

STRUCTURAL REFORM TO

CREATE MILLIONS OF NEW

JOBS AND RAPIDLY EXPAND

OUR ECONOMIC GROWTH.

Charlene: AND HE ALSO

LAID OUT HIS PLANS ON

IMMIGRATION AND CHANGING

AMERICAN POLICIES ABOUT

WHO COMES INTO THE U.S.

WE WILL CONSTRUCT A

GREAT WALL AT THE BORDER. U

PEOPLE ARE POURING IN FROM

REGIONS OF THE MIDDLE

EAST.

WE HAVE NO IDEA WHO THEY

ARE, WHERE THEY COME FROM.

Charlene: MEANWHILE,

TRUMP'S TRANSITION TEAM IS

CONSIDERING INCLUDING A

FEW DEMOCRATS FOR ITS

CABINET.

SENATOR JOE MANSION OF

WEST VIRGINIA COULD BE

TAPPED FOR ENERGY

SECRETARY.

THE CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRAT

IS BEING CONSIDERED TO

SHOW THE COAL PEOPLE HOW

SERIOUS TRUMP IS ABOUT THE

COAL INDUSTRY.

AND ANOTHER DEMOCRATIC

SENATOR, HEIDI HYDECAMP,

OF NORTH DAKOTA, IS SET TO

MAKE A TRIP TO TRUMP TOWER

TODAY.

SHE COULD ALSO BE

CONSIDERED FOR SECRETARY

OF ENERGY OR INTERIOR.

THE PRESIDENT-ELECT ENDED

HIS SPEECH IN CINCINNATI

BY APPEALING TO EVERYONE

IN THE COUNTRY: TAKE PART

IN HELPING TO MAKE AMERICA

GREAT AGAIN.

WE HAVE MANY

CHALLENGES, BUT THIS IS

TRULY AN EXCITING TIME TO

BE ALIVE.

THERE HAS BEEN NO TIME

LIKE IT.

THE SCRIPT IS NOT YET

WRITTEN.

WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE

NEXT PAGE WILL READ.

BUT, I'LL TELL YOU, IT IS

GOING TO BE A GREAT PAGE.

BUT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN

A LONG TIME, WHAT WE DO

KNOW IS THAT THE PAGES

WILL BE AUTHORED BY EACH

ONE OF YOU.

[APPLAUSE]

EACH ONE OF YOU.

[APPLAUSE]

AMERICANS WILL BE THE

CAPTAIN OF THEIR OWN

DESTINY ONCE AGAIN.

Charlene: CHARLENE

AARON, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION IS

SUPPORTING THE IDEA OF

INCLUDING WOMEN IN THE

MILITARY DRAFT.

"U.S.A. TODAY" REPORTS

PRESIDENT OBAMA BELIEVES

ADDING WOMEN TO THE DRAFT

WILL SHOW A COMMITMENT TO

GENDER-EQUALITY.

UNDER CURRENT LAW, WOMEN

CAN VOLUNTEER, BUT THEY

ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ENTER

THE DRAFT.

THE REPORT SAYS THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION REMAINS

COMMITTED TO AN

ALL-VOLUNTEER COMI MILITARY,

AND THERE ARE NO PLANS TO

RE-INSTITUTE THE DRAFT.

> THE U.S. SENATE HAS

UNANIMOUSLY IMPROVED

LEGISLATION THAT WILL

EXTEND THE IRAN'S

SANCTIONS ACT FOR 10 MORE

YEARS.

IT WILL ALLOW THE U.S. TO

IMPOSE SANCTIONS ON

COMPANIES FOR DOING

BUSINESS WITH IRAN.

SENATORS VOTED 99-0 ON THE

MEASURE, WHICH THE HOUSE

ALREADY PASSED.

TRUMP ALREADY THREATENED

TO SCRAP PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

NUCLEAR DEAL THROUGHOUT

HIS CAMPAIGN.

> HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS

OF MUSLIMS PROTESTED IN

JAKARTA, INDONESIA,

ACCUSING THEIR CHRISTIAN

GOVERNOR OF BLASPHEMY

AGAINST ISLAM.

THE PROTESTORS WERE

CALLING TO JAIL HIM OVER

COMMENTS HE MADE ABOUT THE

QURAN DURING HIS CAMPAIGN.

THE PRESIDENT ARRIVED AT

THE RALLY TO PAY TRIBUTE

TO THOSE ATTENDED, WHILE

CHANTING "ALLAHU AKBAR",

ALONG WITH THE PEOPLE IN

THE CROWD.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

REPORTS 200,000 PEOPLE

ATTENDED THE RALLY.

THE GOVERNOR WILL SOON

FACE TRIAL FOR BLASPHEMY.

> A COURT IN GERMANY HAS

AUTHORIZED A GROUP OF

SELF-APPOINTED SHAR'IA

POLICE TO CONTINUE

ENFORCING ISLAMIC LAW.

THE SEVEN ISLAMISTS TO

FORMED THE VIGILANTE FORCE

HAVE ESTABLISHED A

SHI'A-CONTROLLED ZONE.

THE COURT RULED THAT THE

GROUP IS NOT BREAKING

GERMAN LAW, BUT IS

EXERCISING ITS RIGHT TO

FREE SPEECH.

> BACK IN THE U.S., THE

CITIES OF GATLINBURG AND

PIGEON FORGE, TENNESSEE,

ARE STILL DAYS AWAY FROM

REOPENING AFTER

DEVASTATING WILDFIRES

RIPPED THROUGH THE AREA,

LEAVING 11 PEOPLE DEAD.

TODAY RESIDENTS AND

BUSINESS OWNERS GET THEIR

FIRST CHANCE TO CHECK AND

SEE IF THEY HAVE ANYTHING

LEFT.

CAITLIN BURKE IS IN

GATLINBURG, AND BRINGS US

MORE ON THIS STORY.

Reporter: THE WAITING

GAME CONTINUES HERE IN

SEVERE COUNTY, AS THEY

SEARCH THROUGH THE ASHES

LEFT BEHIND BY THIS WEEK'S

FIRES.

BUSINESS OWNERS, WAITING

FOR ACCESS TO THEIR SHOPS.

FOR THE SIMS FAMILY, THE

WAIT ENDED ON THURSDAY.

WE WENT BACK TO THE

HOUSE ON YESTERDAY, AND

THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF

FIRE IN AND AROUND OUR

SECTION.

Reporter: THEY

EVACUATED MONDAY NIGHT AS

FLAMES FROM DISTANT

MOUNTAINS MOVED CLOSER.

I THOUGHT WE WEREN'T

GOING TO MAKE IT.

MY SON IN THE BACK SEAT

TOLD ME, I TOTALLY THOUGHT

WE WEREN'T GOING TO MAKE

IT TONIGHT.

AND I WAS WITH HIM.

Reporter: THEIR HOME

WAS SPARED, BUT THEIR

HEARTS ARE HEAVY.

WHEN I WALKED IN, I

FELT HEAT.

AND I'VE NEVER BEEN SO

GRATEFUL FOR MY HOME IN MY

LIFE, AS I WAS TODAY.

AND I THOUGHT OF ALL OF

THE ONES WHO HAD LOST

THEIR HOMES, AND THINKING,

OH, GOSH, THEY DON'T GET

TO WALK BACK INTO THEIR

HOMES.

I'VE BEEN TALKING TO A

LOT OF MY FRIENDS, ASKING

THEM WHAT THEY NEED, WHAT

SIZE CLOTHES THEY WEAR SO

WE CAN GO SHOPPING FOR

THEM.

Reporter: THIS

BLOCKADE YOU SEE BEHIND ME

IS AS CLOSE AS MANY CAN

GET TO DOWNTOWN

GATLINBURG, WHERE MANY OF

THE RESTAURANTS AND BANKS

AND CHURCHES ARE, AND

DOZENS OF THEM WERE

DESTROYED OR SEVERELY

DAMAGED BY FIRE.

STARTING THURSDAY,

BUSINESS OWNERS WERE

ALLOWED BACK IN WITH AN

ESCORT TO GATHER SOME OF

THEIR MOST IMPORTANT

DOCUMENTS AND TO TAKE CARE

OF PAYROLL.

HAROLD AND NANCY THOMPSON

OWN TWO DOWNTOWN

BUSINESSES.

NANCY WAS IN HER SHOP ON

MONDAY WHEN SMOKE MOVED

DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN.

MOST OF THE SHOPS

STARTED CLOSING DOWN

AROUND MID-AFTERNOON.

WE DID STAY UNTIL ABOUT

5:00.

AND THE SMOKE WAS REALLY,

REALLY BAD.

Reporter: THE

THOMPSONS HEARD FROM THEIR

LANDLORD THAT THE

BUILDINGS ARE INTACT.

TODAY THEY HAVE ONE HOUR

TO GO IN AND GET ANYTHING

THEY NEED AND ASSESS THE

DAMAGE.

FORTUNATELY IT DIDN'T

GET INTO OUR SCARE, BUT IT

BURNED ALL THE WAY AROUND

US.

IT IS A MIRACLE THEY

DIDN'T BURN.

Reporter: WE HAVE

HEARD OVER AND OVER AGAIN

FROM THE PEOPLE OF THIS

COMMUNITY, THAT THEY ARE

STRONG AND THEY WILL PULL

TOGETHER TO TAKE CARE OF

THEIR OWN.

WHAT THEY NEED FROM YOU

ARE YOUR PRAYERS AND YOUR

BUSINESS.

IF YOU REALLY, REALLY

WANT TO DO SOMETHING FOR

GATLINBURG, WE'RE GOING TO

BE BACK ON OUR FEET IN A

SHORT TIME.

COME AND VISIT US.

COME BACK AND VACATION

HERE.

Reporter: CBN NEWS,

GATLINBURG, TENNESSEE.

Efrem: THE PENALTY

CHARGA DISTRICTJUDGE HAS RULED THAT THE

12 PEOPLE WILL BE SELECTED

NEXT WEDNESDAY FOR THE

CASE AGAINST DYLANN ROOF.

HE FACES CHARGES FOR THE

2015 RAMPAGE AT A CHURCH.

> FRANCE IS REFUSING TO

LIFT A BAN ON A VIRAL

PRO-LIFE VIDEO BECAUSE IT

MIGHT UPSET WOMEN WHO

PREVIOUSLY ABORTED A DOWN

SYNDROME BABY.

A DOWN SYNDROME ADVOCACY

GROUP PRODUCED THE VIDEO

CALLED "DEAR FUTURE MOM,"

SENDING A POWERFUL MESSAGE

TO ANXIOUS MOTHERS WHO'S

BABIES WERE DIAGNOSED WITH

THE DISORDER.

DON'T BE AFRAID.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Efrem: FRENCH

OFFICIALS CALLED THE VIDEO

INAPPROPRIATE AND BANNED

IT FROM EVER BEING ON

TELEVISION.

BUT PRO-LIFE ADVOCATES

BELIEVE THIS IS JUST THE

MESSAGE FRANCE NEEDS.

ALMOST 90% OF BABIES

PRENATALIE DIAGNOSED WITH

DOWN SYNDROME IN FRANCE

ARE ABORTED.

THE VIDEO IS STILL

BANNEDED, DESPITE NUMEROUS

PETITIONS.

> NEXT YEAR MARKS A

MILESTONE OF A DIVING

ACCIDENT THAT LEFT HER AS

A QUA QUADRIPLEGIC IN A

WHEELCHAIR.

SHE HAS GONE ON TO BE A

DISABILITIES ADVOCATE AND

TO WRITE MORE THAN 50

CHRISTIAN BOOKS.

HER NEW BOOK, "A SPECTACLE

OF GLORY," AND SHE SAID AS

SHE GETS OLDER, SHE STILL

FINDS HERSELF WAKING UP IN

THE MORNING UNABLE TO FACE

THE DAY AND DESPERATELY

NEEDING JESUS.

EVERY SINGLE MORNING

WHEN I WAKE IN, I NEED

JESUS SO BADLY.

I CAN'T TOLERATE THE

THOUGHT OF ANOTHER DAY, AS

A QUADRIPLEGIC, WITH

SOMEBODY ELSE GIVING ME A

BED BATH AND EXERCISING MY

LEGS.

IT ALL SEEMS SO

OVERWHELMING.

SO FRESHES I FRESH IN THE MORNING,

I'M SAYING, JESUS, I NEED

YOU.

I CAN'T DO QUADRIPLEGIC,

BUT I CAN DO ALL THINGS

THROUGH YOU AS YOU

STRENGTHEN ME.

Efrem: AND SHE

RECENTLY STUDIED A NEW

STUDY BIBLE CALLED "THE

BEYOND SUFFERING BIBLE,"

FOR THOSE WITH CHRONIC

DISEASES OR ILLNESSES.

> COMING UP, THEY MAY BE

THE COUNTRY'S MOST FAMOUS

DUCK HUNTERS, BUT WILLIE

ROBERTSON SAYS HE FEELS

CLOSEST TO GOD WHEN HE IS

FISHING.

Efrem: FANS OF "DUCK

Efrem: FANS OF "DUCK

DYNASTY" ARE ENJOYING THE

FINAL SEASON OF THE HIT

REALITY SERIES, FEATURING

THE COLORFUL ROBERTSON

CLAN.

BUT IT DOESN'T MEAN THE

END OF THE EXPOT LIGHT.

SPOTLIGHT.

I RECENTLY SAT DOWN WITH

WILLIE ROBERTSON TO TALK

ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK AND

WHAT IS AHEAD FOR THE

FAMILY.

Reporter: MEET THE

ROBERTSON CLAN, THEY

TURNED DUCK CALLS INTO A

MULTI-MILLION EMPIRE.

BUT RUNNING A FAMILY

BUSINESS IS TOUGH WHEN THE

FAMILY WANTS TO RUN WILD.

MILLIONS FELL IN LOVE WITH

THE ROBERTSONS, WHEN THEY

BEGAN SHARING THE FAMILY

BUSINESS AND THEIR DAILY

LIFE ON TELEVISION.

WILLIE, ARE YOU AS

EXCITED AS I AM ABOUT YOUR

REUNION THIS WEEKEND?

REUNION?

WILLIE, DO I HAVE TO

REMIND YOU HOW MUCH YOU'VE

CHANGED SINCE HIGH SCHOOL?

HE STILL LOOKS THE

SAME.

Reporter: SOMETIMES

THEY AVERAGE MORE THAN

11 MILLION VIEWERS, AND

"DUCK DYNASTY" IS COMING

TO AN END.

IT IS OVER FIVE YEARS

WE'VE BEEN FILMING THE

SHOW, WHICH ON TELEVISION

IS A LIFETIME.

THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING

GOING ON.

WE'LL WAIT AND SEE WHAT

HAPPENS.

I'M NOT A BIG GOAL GUY.

I DON'T TRY TO SET MY

FIVE-YEAR PLAN.

FIVE YEARS AGO, IF SOMEONE

WOULD HAVE ASKED ME WHAT

MY GOAL WAS, I PROBABLY

WOULD HAVE BEEN WAY SHORT

OF WHAT WAS GOING TO

HAPPEN.

SO I DON'T WANT TO LIMIT

MYSELF OR LIMIT GOD OR

ANYTHING.

IT WILL BE NICE, AT SOME

POINT, TO SLOW DOWN A

LITTLE BIT AND KIND OF

ENJOY SOME OF THE THINGS

THAT WE'VE DONE.

Efrem: THAT WILLIE

ROBERTSON SLOWDOWN WILL

HAVE TO WAIT.

THE HUSBAND, FATHER, AND

C.E.O., HAS A NEW SHOW

WITH THE FAMILY'S FAVORITE

UNCLE, SY.

I'VE GOT A SHOW ON THE

INTERNET.

I'M NOT EVEN SURE WHAT

THAT IS YET.

Efrem: IT IS CALLED

"GOING SYRAL," AND WILLIE

IS THE SIDE KICK.

AND HE HAS WRITTEN A NEW

BOOK, "THE AMERICAN

FISHERMEN."

TYRECE I MEAN, T TO BE HONEST, GROWING

UP, WE WERE WAY MORE ABOUT

FISHING EVEN THAN HUNTING,

BECAUSE WE FISHED FOR FUN,

JUST LIKE WE HUNTED FOR

FUN.

DAD KIND OF HAD THIS DUCK

CALL HE WAS TRYING TO

SELL, SO WE WERE TRYING TO

GET IT OFF THE GROUND.

BUT TO PAY THE BILLS, MY

DAD FISHED.

Efrem: YOU SAID THAT

FISHING IS HOW PARENTS AND

CHILDREN DISCOVERED WHAT

THEY'RE MADE OF TOGETHER.

RIGHT.

Efrem: HOW SO?

I THINK WITH FISHING,

YOU CAN LEARN A LOT ABOUT

YOURSELF AND ABOUT OTHERS.

YOU LEARN PATIENCE AND YOU

LEARN HOW TO STICK WITH

IT.

YOU CAN'T SEE WHAT EXACTLY

YOU'RE GOING AFTER.

AND SO I THINK WE LEARN A

LOT ABOUT OURSELVES.

ESPECIALLY NOWADAYS,

BECAUSE THE WORLD KIND OF

REALLY SLOWS DOWN.

Efrem: IS DAD STILL

THE BEST FISHERMAN YOU

KNOW?

PROBABLY SO.

PROBABLY SO.

HE HAS PROBABLY FORGOTTEN

MORE ABOUT FISHING THAN

THE REST OF US.

HE CAN FISH FOR REALLY

ANYTHING.

Efrem: YOUR DAD TOOK

YOUR SON AND THE GIRL HE

WAS DATING --

ONE OF MY FAVORITE

EPISODES OF "DUCK

DYNASTY" --

YOU'VE GOT OLD POP

BEING YOUR CHAPERONE.

WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON

THAT?

WELL...

IT'S GOOD.

GOOD.

JOHN LUKE, NEVER TOUCH

HER BELOW THE NECK UNTIL

YOU SIGN ON THE DOTTED

LINE.

THAT'S BEING A GENTLEMAN

ABOUT IT.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?

YES, SIR.

THAT HELPS.

SO HE STARTS TALKING

ABOUT ALL OF THESE

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED

DISEASES, AND THAT'S HIS

DATING ADVICE.

WHAT IS FUNNY WAS, I HEARD

THE SAME SPEECH WHEN I WAS

15, AND I GOT SO TICKLED.

SO I WENT TO MY FATHER,

AND I SAID, DAD, I SAW THE

EPISODE WHERE YOU WERE

GIVING THE ADVICE, AND I'M

LAUGHING.

AND DAD SAID, I WASN'T

BEING FUNNY.

AND I SAID, I KNOW, AND

THAT'S WHAT IS SO FUNNY

ABOUT IT.

HE KIND OF HAD THE SHOCK

THERAPY WITH ALL OF US,

AND IT IS STILL GOING.

WHEN YOU'RE YOUNG, ALL

YOU HEAR ON TELEVISION AND

THE INTERNET IS SEX, SEX,

SEX.

DON'T EVEN ENTERTAIN THAT

THOUGHT.

Efrem: FISHING

ANCHORS THE ROBERTSON

FAMILY, AND IN WRITING HIS

BOOK, WILLIE LEARNED HOW

IT ALSO ANCHORS AMERICAN

HISTORY.

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT,

GEORGE H.W.BUSH, AND EVEN

GEORGE BUSH WERE ALL AVID

FISHERMEN.

> WE TALK ABOUT THE

RELATIONSHIPS OF

PRESIDENTS AND FISHING.

WE HAVE A NEW PRESIDENTS PRESIDENT

WHO YOU'RE A BIG SUPPORTER

OF.

ARE YOU GOING TO TAKE

DONALD TRUMP OUT FISHING?

I NEED TO TAKE HIM OUT

FISHING.

I'M ALREADY EYEBALLING

CAMP DAVID.

I'M THINKING MAYBE -- I

HAVEN'T ASKED FOR MANY

FAVORS YET.

MAYBE MY FAVOR WOULD BE TO

TAKE HIM OUT AT CAMP

DAVID.

IT WOULD BE NEAT, WHERE

ALL OF THESE PRESIDENTS

HAVE BEEN AND JUST TO BE

THERE.

HIS SON, DONALD TRUMP,

JR., HE AND I HUNTED

TOGETHER.

SO HE IS A BIG OUTDOORSMAN

AND LIKES TO FISH.

I DON'T KNOW THAT

MR. TRUMP IS A BIG

FISHERMEN.

BUT I WOULD LOVE TO BE

ABLE TO TAKE HIM OUT AND

DO SOME SORT OF FISHING.

Efrem: AND YOU FEEL

CLOSER TO GOD WHEN YOU'RE

FISHING?

I DO.

I DO.

Efrem: AFTER ALL, GOD

HAS CALLED ALL BELIEVERS

TO BE FISHERS OF MEN.

> PRODUCTION HAS WRAPPED

ON "DUCK DYNASTY", BUT YOU

CAN CATCH NEW EPISODES

FROM NOW UNTIL APRIL, WHEN

THE SHOW IS SCHEDULED TO

END.

> UP NEXT, MOVIES THAT

ARE WORTH YOUR WHILE.

GET YOUR FAMILY-FRIENDLY

MOVIE REVIEWS BEFORE YOU

HEAD TO THE THEATER THIS

WEEKEND.

WE'VE GOT THAT STORY

COMING UP AFTER THIS.

Efrem: OUR MARK

MARTIN SPOKE WITH "PLUGGED "PLUGGED

IN'S" BOB WALLASHEFSKI.

BOB, LET'S START WITH

THE WARREN BEATTY FILM,

"RULES DON'T APPLY," ABOUT

HOWARD HUGHES.

WHAT DID YOU THINK?

WARREN BEATTY

HIGHLIGHTS HOWARD HUGHES,

BUT HE MAINLY HIGHLIGHTS

TWO FICTION CHARACTERS IN

THE MOVIE.

THEY FALL IN LOVE WITH

EACH OTHER.

ONE IS A DRIVER AND ONE IS

A BUDDING STARLET.

HE KEEPS 25 WOMEN AROUND

IN CASE HE WANTS THEM TO

STAR IN ONE OF HIS MOVIES.

IT IS A BIT OF A LOVE

STORY.

UNFORTUNATELY, SOME SLEAZY

SCENES AND SOME DIALOGUE

THAT IS INAPPROPRIATE, AND

TWO CHARACTERS THAT START

OUT AS CHRISTIANS, WHO

QUICKLY ABANDONED THEIR

FAITH FOR HOLLYWOOD

VALUES, OR LACK THEREOF.

I ONLY GAVE THIS ONE A

TWO.

I'M NOT A BIG FAN OF

"RULES DON'T APPLY."

Reporter: THERE IS A

NEW DRAMA FACE BASED ON AN

HISTORICAL CASE THAT

CHANGED THE LAWS OF

AMERICA.

IT IS BASED ON THE TRUE

STORY OF RICHARD LOVING,

WHO WAS A LOVING PERSON AS

WELL, WHO IN, I BELIEVE IT

WAS 1958, AS A WHITE MAN

MARRIED A BLACK WOMAN.

AS YOU'VE ALREADY ALLUDED

TO, GOT MARRIED AND GOT

ARRESTED FOR JUST GETTING

MARRIED.

AND THEN THEIR CASE WENT

ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPREME

COURT.

AND IT ENDED UP CHANGING

THE LAWS OF THE LAND.

WE GAVE THIS ONE A 3.5 OUT

OF 5, WHICH IS A PRETTY

GOOD SCORE.

KNOCKED IT DOWN A POINT

AND A HALF FOR A LITTLE

BIT OF LANGUAGE.

THE FACT THERE IS A

PREGNANCY OUTSIDE OF

MARRIAGE, BUT NOT IN A

SLEAZY WAY, BUT A LITTLE

CAUTION THERE.

I LIKE RICHARD LOVING'S

LOVE FOR HIS WIFE.

I LIKE THE STRONG WIFE SHE

IS AND HOW SHE TAKES CARE

OF HER KIDS AND HOW SHE

LOVES HER HUSBAND.

I LIKE THE FACT THAT IT IS

A TRUE STORY.

Reporter: BOB, THERE

IS A CHRISTMAS MOVIE OUT

CALLED "BELIEVE."

IS THAT ONE WORTH SEEING?

THIS IS A FAITH-BASED

MOVIE, AND I WOULD SAY

FAITH LIGHT -- THE

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE COMES

THROUGH A CHRISTMAS

PAGEANT, SO IT IS NOT AN

ALTER CALL-TYPE THING.

IT DEALS WITH A MAN WHO

INHERITED AN AUTO PARTS

BUSINESS FROM HIS

GRANDFATHER, BUT HE HAS

FALLEN ON HARD TIMES.

IT LOOKS LIKE HE WILL HAVE

TO LAYOFF PEOPLE AND THEY

START PROTESTING WITH

SIGNS.

AND HE HELPS FINANCE AN

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PAGEANT,

BUT BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS

SUFFERING FINANCIALLY, HE

CAN'T DO THAT.

WELL, THE COMMUNITY IS UP

IN ARMS ABOUT THAT AS WELL

BECAUSE IT IS A FINANCIAL

BOOST TO THE WHOLE

COMMUNITY.

AND THINGS AREN'T GOING

RIGHT UNTIL HE ENCOUNTERS

A GROUP OF HOMELESS

PEOPLE.

HOMELESS IS NOT QUITE

TECHNICALLY RIGHT.

THEY ACTUALLY HAVE A ROOF

OVER THEIR HEAD, BUT THEY

JUST DON'T HAVE ANY HEAT.

AS HE TRIES TO HELP THEM,

THINGS BEGIN TO CLICK.

IT IS A HALLMARK-ISH-TYPE

FILM.

IT IS A FEEL-GOOD FILM,

THAT FOLKS LOOKING TO TAKE

THE WHOLE FAMILY TO

SOMETHING HAVE AN

OPERATION.

Reporter: THANKS SO

MUCH FOR BEING WITH US,

BOB.

THANKS, MARK.

Efrem: IT IS TIME FOR

YOUR FRIDAY FAITHFUL.

HERE IS A WORD TO CONSIDER

AS YOU MOVE INTO THE

WEEKEND AND MAKE PLANS TO

REST AND HOPEFULLY MAKE

PLANS TO ATTEND WORSHIP

SERVICES AS WELL.

REMEMBER THIS: CHURCH IS

NOT A THING TO DO OR EVEN

A PLACE TO GO.

THE CHURCH IS WHAT

BELIEVERS ARE CALLED TO

BE.

WITH THAT WORD, REMEMBER

IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE

CHURCH SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

EMBRACE THAT PRINCIPLE AND

MAKE THIS A FABULOUS

FRIDAY.

> THAT IS GOING TO DO IT

FOR THIS EDITION OF CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

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MAKE THIS IS A FABULOUS

FRIDAY AND A WONDERFUL

WEEKEND.

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