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The 700 Club: September 8, 2009

CBN News reports on a new technique to help people suffering from atrial fibrillation. We interview rock'n'roll icon Pat Boone about his legacy and why he is tackling tough questions about God.



The 700 Club Daily Broadcast Tuesday, September 8, 2009 PAT ROBERTSON: Well, welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to this edition of The 700 Club. And I’m back. KRISTI WATTS: You are back, and we are all rejoicing. I tell you, this is exciting. You’ve been gone for a little bit, but you’re back, strong as ever. PAT ROBERTSON: Thanks. Strong as ever. KRISTI WATTS: Yes. Where were you? PAT ROBERTSON: Well, I had a couple of board meetings, and then I went to a clinic down in Pinehurst, North Carolina. And, well, I had something called “atrial fibrillation.” And there are about five million people in America that have this stuff. And it means that the ventricle in the heart is pumping, and this other part of your heart isn’t in sync. And so it’s dangerous. You can have strokes and things like that. But it also leaves you without proper oxygen. And it’s a mess. So I had it, and they gave me drugs, and it didn’t work. And I had two so-called ablations, and they didn’t work. And so this gentlemen, I heard about a technique that he had perfected that would get rid of this stuff. So I gave it a go. And when I got down there, I told him, “Now, you just do what it takes to get this thing out of me. I don’t want to fool around with it.” And, oh! KRISTI WATTS: What did they find? They found something, didn’t they? PAT ROBERTSON: They found something that was six centimeters long, what they call an atrial appendage that was kind of wrapped around my heart that somehow nobody had seen in these CAT scans, and this monstrous thing. The doctor said, “It was the biggest thing I’d ever seen.” It was enormous. KRISTI WATTS: Oh, my goodness. And was that the thing that was causing your heart to go into a-fib? PAT ROBERTSON: Well, it was part of it. And it was loaded with clots. It would have done a bad thing. So it was the Lord that I got rid of it. KRISTI WATTS: Amen. PAT ROBERTSON: But boy, oh, boy. KRISTI WATTS: You went through. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, my kidneys shut down and my hemocrits stopped making red blood cells. So they couldn’t find any blood. And, oh, I had a trip. Ten hours in surgery. KRISTI WATTS: Man! And just to think, you’re here today. Come on. PAT ROBERTSON: Yes! KRISTI WATTS: I tell you, the prayers of the righteous, man. People have been praying for you. PAT ROBERTSON: There’s no question. Thousands of praying. And I’m going to be better than ever. I laugh, and I’m supposed to be like a teenager, and my secretary shudders like, “Oh, no, please not that.” KRISTI WATTS: Well, I have one quick question for you. PAT ROBERTSON: What’s that? KRISTI WATTS: All right, since you went through this whole process with your heart, does that mean I have to be extra nice to you today? PAT ROBERTSON: Yes. And each day this week. KRISTI WATTS: Really? I can’t poke, jab at you and kind of . . . . PAT ROBERTSON: No. You’ve just got to be sweet. Nothing but sweet. KRISTI WATTS: Okay, Pat. PAT ROBERTSON: Now, that’s too sweet. KRISTI WATTS: I know. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, the doctors who developed the groundbreaking surgery for atrial fibrillation are in Pinehurst, North Carolina. And Lorie Johnson traveled there to report on this treatment, which is what they did to me, except this isn’t mine personally. A-FIB TECHNIQUE LORIE JOHNSON: A trip from the front door to the mailbox used to be out of the question for Carolyn Thompson. Carolyn Thompson (Convergent Ex-Maze Patient): Thanksgiving and Christmas, I wasn't able to do anything. I couldn't attend any family get-togethers. I couldn't cook. I couldn't do my housework. I was basically in the bed. LORIE JOHNSON: Like millions of Americans, Carolyn’s lifestyle took a timeout, because of a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation, or A-Fib. The exhaustion occurs when the upper chambers of the heart, the atria, beat erratically instead of in rhythm. Simple tasks like climbing a flight of stairs are difficult for people with A-Fib. Symptoms include dizziness, weakness, lightheadedness and shortness of breath. A-Fib can be also deadly, sometimes causing blood clots, which can lead to strokes. Carolyn tried different medicines, but they only made matters worse. Carolyn Thompson: I actually wrote my funeral plans. That's how bad I was. I thought I was going to die from all the medications that I was on. LORIE JOHNSON: Then Carolyn underwent a groundbreaking procedure at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Andy Kiser and cardiologist Dr. Mark Landers created what they call convergent ex-maze. The key is the combination of specialists. Dr. Andy Kiser (Convergent Ex-Maze Procedure): I hate to use the word “hybrid term.” It's more of a co-disciplinary approach to treating A-Fib. And so now you don't have just a surgeon, but you have a surgeon and an electrophysiologist working together to treat atrial fibrillation. I think that's the best thing about the convergent procedure. LORIE JOHNSON: During the procedure, the surgeon uses ports, small cameras and laparoscopic instruments to look at and operate on the heart. Then the cardiologist uses a special machine to send energy through a catheter to destroy small areas of tissue to achieve a regular heartbeat. Dr. Mark Landers (Convergent Ex-Maze Procedure): If we try to get them back into a normal rhythm and when we do, they usually are surprised how badly they had been feeling and how well they feel in a normal rhythm. LORIE JOHNSON: Convergent ex-maze is patient-friendly, because unlike other A-Fib surgeries, it does not require a painful chest incision, and there's no need to stop the heart. Doing it while the heart is beating allows for instant feedback. The doctors can test the rhythm during the procedure to make sure it works. Dr. Andy Kiser (Convergent Ex-Maze Procedure): So we can do the operation. Dr. Landers can do his part inside the heart. And then we actually go back and try to stimulate the heart to go into atrial fibrillation, and if we find a problem, then we can fix it right there, instead of the heart's stopped, it's not beating, so we can't test anything. LORIE JOHNSON: The procedure has an 85 percent success rate and a short recovery time. Dr. Mark Landers (Convergent Ex-Maze Procedure): Most who either have it on a Wednesday go home on a Saturday or have it on a Monday, go home on a Thursday, is usually the typical course. LORIE JOHNSON: Carolyn Thompson says it saved her life. She's off her medicines, is A-Fib free and has the energy of a teenager. Carolyn Thompson: There are also 50-something steps up to my office. And before I would never take the steps. I wouldn’t even think about it, because I could barely get to the steps to start with. Now, I can walk in, walk up the 50-something steps, and I’m fine. It’s remarkable. LORIE JOHNSON: Lorie Johnson, CBN News, Pinehurst, North Carolina. PAT ROBERTSON: I tell you, my hat is off to those guys. But they found this deal in my heart that they weren’t looking for. And suddenly, it’s there. And the heart is beating, kaboom, kaboom, kaboom. And they’ve got to take this thing off while the heart is beating. And every time I took a breath, something else opened up. KRISTI WATTS: Oh, my Lord. PAT ROBERTSON: Oh, these guys are really good. KRISTI WATTS: But don’t you love how the fact that the Lord’s hand has been on you during the procedure, during everything and even now? PAT ROBERTSON: Well, had I not had this, the chances are that big appendage would have thrown a couple of clots, and I would have had a stroke, and I would have been walking around slobbering and without control of my face. KRISTI WATTS: Well, God is a good God. And what do they say, that you’re going to be like a teenager soon. I’m scared, Pat. I’m really scared. PAT ROBERTSON: You just wait. You wait, honey child. You ain’t seen nothing yet. KRISTI WATTS: Oh, my Lord. PAT ROBERTSON: But it was so exhaustive to me that it’s going to take about three months to completely get well. It’s one of those things that it just beats you to pieces. But thank God. This is the answer to prayer for many, many people. And folks, I cannot thank you enough for praying. You have no idea. Your prayers were heard and answered. And I thank God for you. And I’m also grateful for Andy Kiser and his associate, Mark Landers. These are very, very skilled people. The biggest thing about them, though, is that they love their patients, and they love the Lord. KRISTI WATTS: Isn’t that wonderful? PAT ROBERTSON: Yes. Beautiful. KRISTI WATTS: Cool. PAT ROBERTSON: Atrial fibrillation. You’re learning about diseases here. I don’t want to mimic all the diseases in the world, so I had this, and they fixed it. Enough already. KRISTI WATTS: I’m with you. I am with you. PAT ROBERTSON: All right. What’s next? KRISTI WATTS: Well, we’re switching gears. We’re going from a-fib to terrorists. Interesting transition, but we’re doing it. Still ahead, a terrorist plot to smuggle explosives hidden in soda bottles and on airplanes and to assemble the bombs in the bathrooms. Find out who was behind the plot and how they were stopped, coming up next on The 700 Club. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * GRAPHIC: STUNTWOMAN LEE WEBB: Still ahead . . . . Woman: I’ve been falling down all my life. I just found a way to get paid for it. LEE WEBB: Straight from the set of 24. Woman: We crash cars and help Jack Bauer save the world. LEE WEBB: A Hollywood stuntwoman’s real life drama. 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President Obama meets with the Democrat leaders of Congress in hopes of recapturing the momentum on a health care overhaul plan. Liberals are still pushing for a full throttle plan that includes the so-called public option. But Republicans and conservative Democrats want the President to scale back to something less costly and drop what critics call government-run health care. But in a preview of his Wednesday address to a joint session of Congress, the President reiterated his support of the public option. President Barack Obama: I continue to believe that a public option within that basket of insurance choices would help improve quality and bring down costs. LEE WEBB: Aides say the President will lay out specific details of his health care proposal during Wednesday's speech. PUBLIC PROTESTS LEE WEBB: Health care reform isn’t the only issue that’s getting Americans fired up. People around the country are speaking out against cap and trade at rallies like this one in Richmond, Virginia. Cap and trade is the heart of President Obama's proposal to fight global warming. Basically, it's a system that caps or limits carbon emissions by companies and creates a market for those companies to trade pollution allowances. Critics, though, call it “cap and tax.” They're concerned if it becomes law, families and businesses could pay a lot more for electricity and fuel, and jobs would be eliminated. Hugh Keogh (VA Chamber of Commerce): We operate in a very competitive environment. Our concern is that cap and trade will disrupt that and inject a huge measure of uncertainty, unpredictability into the economic development process. LEE WEBB: The House has already passed cap and trade legislation, and the Senate is expected to take up the issue later this month. Pat. PAT ROBERTSON: These grandiose schemes of the President are scaring a lot of people. I think he’s taking on too much. I think that the American people very frankly are getting tired of seeing him on television every time they turn around making another speech. He said, quote, “I’ve got a gift.” Well, he may think he’s got a gift, but the American people are tired of that gift, and they’d like that gift to stay home for a while. But this health care reform is a disaster. We don’t know what it contains. We don’t have any idea. He has never explained to the American people exactly what it is or does. It’s 1,100 pages. How can you explain anything like that? And this cap and trade will add a tax of maybe a thousand dollars per family in the United States. And I cannot imagine also that senators from the coal mining states, and there are a lot of them, not only just in West Virginia and so forth, but all through the Midwest, and these senators are going to balk at this. And their constituents are going to just be up in arms against cap and trade. It is just a disastrous tax on the American people. It is one of those liberal nostrums, and people are sick of this. They say, “We’ve had all of this we can take.” At least I have. Lee. SCHOOL SPEECH LEE WEBB: President Obama is delivering a back to school address to America’s children today, but it’s not without controversy. Some schools are refusing to show it, and some parents are keeping their children home from school. Efrem Graham is following the story in our news room. Efrem. EFREM GRAHAM: The President released a copy of his back to school speech this weekend, and that was enough to answer the questions of many who were concerned about the content. President Barack Obama: I’m telling them to stay in school and work hard. EFREM GRAHAM: But while the President’s message may not be controversial . . . . Andrea Miller (Parent): It’s a great message for parents, I thought. EFREM GRAHAM: Parents like Tad and Andrea Miller will be keeping their children home when the message is broadcast at their school. They simply oppose any President being beamed into the nation's classrooms. Andrea Miller: Any time a politician does anything, there is always a motive behind it. So you just have to always ask yourself why. EFREM GRAHAM: The President’s speech will be broadcast at this Texas church. The pastor’s wife is a former teacher and says it’s a message children should hear from the President. Vera McKissic (Cornerstone Baptist Church): And our children have not done as well as they should have in school, so having another voice telling them to do something that their parents need them to do is a good thing. EFREM GRAHAM: At this weekend gathering of Republicans in Texas, one father says he likes the message, just not the President’s recommended interactive classroom follow up. Matthew Mida (Parent): The questions they had on there about how can you help the President do things, we don't need to be helping the President. Our kids don't need to be helping the President in anything that he wants. EFREM GRAHAM: But some say Obama's back to school message is not unlike a speech President George H.W. Bush delivered in 1991. President George H.W. Bush: Write me a letter about ways you can help us achieve our goals EFREM GRAHAM: Efrem Graham, CBN News. TERRORISTS CONVICTED LEE WEBB: Three terror suspects in the United Kingdom were convicted of a plot to blow up jetliners flying over the Atlantic. Prosecutors say they planned to set off explosives disguised as soft drinks, and as John Jessup reports, the goal was to kill thousands and rival the September 11th attacks. JOHN JESSUP: If authorities hadn't caught on and intervened, it would have produced “murder and mayhem on an unimaginable scale,” according to one British official. Planes boarded by terrorists with bomb-making materials, detonated over the US and Canada, killing as many as 2,000 people in the air and possibly hundreds more on the ground. On Monday, a jury in London found the evidence compelling enough to convict three terror suspects, all British born and raised Muslims. The August 2006 plot, officials believe, was concocted by al Qaeda and was within days of taking effect. But the men had been under surveillance and were caught in test runs. Prosecutors say they planned to smuggle explosives hidden in soda bottles and assemble the bombs in bathrooms on the planes. Officials identified seven specific US-bound flights including New York, Washington, San Francisco and Chicago as target destinations. But Britain's MI5 Spy Agency believes the group planned to strike in two waves, using as many as 18 jetliners. The case led to changes in air travel restrictions around the world, limiting the amount of liquids and gels passengers can bring aboard as a carryon. In all, eight defendants had charges brought against them. All originally denied most of those charges. They claimed they were filming a documentary and planned the stunt to expose the oppression of Muslims by the Western world and insisted that these videos were not martyrdom tapes, but part of their documentary. Abdulla Ahmed Ali: You have persisted in trying to humiliate us, kill us and destroy us. Sheikh Osama warned you many times to leave our lands or you will be destroyed, and now the time has come for you to be destroyed. Waheed Zaman: I am warning you today, so tomorrow you have no cause for complaints. Remember, as you kill us, you will be killed, and as you bomb us, you will be bombed. JOHN JESSUP: Britain’s Home Secretary said, “This case reaffirms that we face a real and serious threat from terrorism.” He went on to say, “This was a particularly complex and daring plot which would have led to a terrible attack resulting in major loss of life.” The verdict is only a partial victory. Four other men who pleaded guilty to lesser charges were acquitted of conspiring to blow up planes. And an eighth man had all charges dropped against him. The judge in this case is scheduled to hand down sentences next Monday. John Jessup, CBN News. LEE WEBB: Pat, back to you. PAT ROBERTSON: Thanks, John. Ladies and gentlemen, make no mistake about it, Islam is a violent religion. It’s not a religion of peace. They say that. It’s been told. President Bush said it’s a religion of peace. That’s nonsense. It isn’t. It just isn’t. And these people are good loyal Islamic people. They’re part of the overall Islamic world. And they hate the west. They were raised in England. They had the privileges and freedom of a free country, and instead of that, they want to destroy people. Well, anyhow, that’s the kind of world it is. And plus, they want to impose Sharia law on the rest of us. And part of Sharia has to do with what women wear, what kind of clothes they wear. And in Sudan, there is a particularly egregious case. Lee is going to tell us about it. CONVICTED OF WEARING PANTS LEE WEBB: That’s right, Pat. In Sudan, a woman convicted of violating a law against wearing pants is vowing not to pay her 200 dollar fine. Lubna Hussein said she’s willing to serve a month-long prison term instead. The offense violated Sudan's public decency laws, and her sentence could have included public flogging. Here is what Hussein’s lawyer had to say about it. Lubna Hussein’s Lawyer: This law is violating the rights of women, Muslims and Christian. And it is an unconstitutional law. LEE WEBB: The 43-year-old journalist, shown right there, says she is challenging the law to bring international attention to the harsh treatment of women under Sharia law in Sudan. Eight women were publicly flogged in 2003 after eating alone with male friends. CHINA CRITICIZES US LEE WEBB: A top Chinese official is repeating his government's concern that the US is printing too much money. He tells the London Telegraph that the US policy is causing the dollar to fall in value on international markets. China holds the world's largest reserves of dollars, around two trillion dollars. But the paper reports Chinese officials now plan to change their foreign reserve policy. They plan to diversify and invest into euros, yen and other currencies. What do you think about that, Pat? PAT ROBERTSON: Well, I think it’s long overdue. We have debased our currency. I have been warning of this for months, and I’ve also been telling people to invest in gold. And I told people that gold is going to cross 1,000 dollars, and I guess it waited for me to come back on the air before it made its appearance. But it hit it today. KRISTI WATTS: I guess we should start listening to you much earlier, Pat. PAT ROBERTSON: You’d make more money if you did. KRISTI WATTS: I know. I wish I did. PAT ROBERTSON: All right. Lee, tell us the story. GOLD CROSSES $1,000 LEE WEBB: Yes, let’s get to that story, Pat. Gold crossed the important 1,000 dollar barrier again today for the first time since February 20th, analysts saying the weak dollar is an important reason gold has been climbing higher. They say it’s a good hedge against out of control government spending. And many expect gold to go higher, possibly over 1,200 dollars. Do you think that’s accurate, Pat? PAT ROBERTSON: I’d say 1,800. I think 1,200 is too low. Once it starts, you kick out some of the restraints against upper move, and it will take off. It will be a major bull market in gold. It already is. But it’s not so much a bull market in gold as the fact that the dollar just isn’t worth anything. We debased the dollar. So dollars buy less. And so gold is a constant standard. I got a bunch of gold coins about two years ago, three years ago. KRISTI WATTS: Really, Pat. PAT ROBERTSON: Yes. KRISTI WATTS: Now, we’re really good friends, aren’t we? PAT ROBERTSON: Yes, we are. KRISTI WATTS: Don’t you believe that friends should share? PAT ROBERTSON: Yes. KRISTI WATTS: Share and share alike. PAT ROBERTSON: I’m sharing advice. KRISTI WATTS: I’d rather you share the gold, but okay. PAT ROBERTSON: But I got it from the US Mint. You can get gold coins from the US Mint. And they’ve probably doubled in value since I got them. So it’s one of those nice things. I tell you, well, listen to The 700 Club, ladies and gentlemen, and you will learn what’s coming up next. What is it, Kristi? KRISTI WATTS: That’s true. Up next, we have a Hollywood stuntwoman who talks about a fight that was actually no stunt at all. Woman: He grabbed as much hair as he could, and took my head and thrust it towards the windshield. He slammed on the brakes at the same time. My head slammed into that windshield. KRISTI WATTS: Incredible. But see how she survived, when we come back on The 700 Club. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * SPOT 2A: CURVES 30 DAY Announcer: So you finally decided that it’s the right time for you to lose weight. That’s great. And maybe you’re considering going to Weight Watchers. Woman: Weight Watchers? Woman: Oh, no, girl. Woman: You’re going to try something new. Woman: I am? Woman: We’re clear. Go, go, go, go, go! Announcer: Introducing the new Curves 30-day diet plan. It’s clinically proven and a brand new way to lose weight and keep it off without counting points forever. There are diet classes every month, which are free to everyone. No membership required. 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Freescore.com gives me unlimited access to the three major credit reports and scores. Freescore.com even sends me an alert when there is any change to my credit report. Remember, knowing your credit score could be the difference between being down there and being up here. Get your credit score today at freescore.com. Squirrel: Life costs more without Free Score. Ben Stein: Freescore.com. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * TERRY MEEUWSEN: Well, every September on Labor Day, the CBN staff gathers to worship, pay and seek God’s direction together. Well, yesterday’s meeting began with a big welcome back for Pat. Yay! And then Gordon spoke about the origin of CBN’s Labor Day prayer. Take a look. LABOR DAY PRAYER MEETING GORDON ROBERTSON: Welcome back the founder and chairman of CBN, my father, Pat Robertson. PAT ROBERTSON: The good news is that that atrial fibrillation, from what I can tell, is gone. I checked it again. It’s not there anymore. The heart is beating the way it’s supposed to. So I think God has got some really great things for all of us, and it’s going to be really, really tremendous. “Lord, we thank you for your faithfulness. Thank you, Lord, for deliverance in my case. Thank you for answering prayers. Great is your faithfulness, Lord, unto me! Hallelujah!” GORDON ROBERTSON: And why do we come here? Why do we celebrate? Why do we have a festival of prayer and fasting and then observance of communion on Labor Day? What’s the basis for this? Well, it all goes back to Labor Day in 1961. So Labor Day was about a month before he had announced our first broadcast day. And he didn’t have the money. So Dad thought it would be a good idea that instead of having a day off for Labor Day, it would be much better to have a prayer meeting. And so the staff got together and fasted and prayed to Almighty God to provide the funds. A guy showed up with the check, Sunday afternoon, October 1, 1961, saying, “God told me to give this to you.” And we need to get that firmly fixed in our minds that God answers our prayer, and when we are faithful in performing His work and faithful in prayer and faithful in intercession, then we can expect continued blessing. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * KRISTI WATTS: I love that, Pat. I was so inspired yesterday, because first of all, to be honest with you, I’ve gone to the Labor Day prayer for ten years and never really knew the history behind it. PAT ROBERTSON: Really? KRISTI WATTS: Yes. So that was just beautiful. And come on, to think about it, from when you started this almost 50 years ago, to see the faithfulness of God, that you tangibly see it today, continue to see the glory and grace of God. PAT ROBERTSON: It’s unbelievable, Kristi. KRISTI WATTS: Isn’t it awesome? PAT ROBERTSON: It’s absolutely unbelievable, and He hasn’t stopped yet. That’s why this whole thing with my heart, I think He’s giving me another 20 years. And as I told the staff, you’re coming with me. So it’s going to be good. KRISTI WATTS: God is faithful. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, whether it’s falling off the Titanic or crashing cars on 24, it’s all in a day’s work for stuntwoman Terri Cadiente. But it wasn’t a dangerous stunt that put Terri in the hospital. It was a real life attack. Here is reporter Michelle Wilson. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * TERRI CADIENTE MICHELLE WILSON: Terri Cadiente is one of America’s premier stuntwomen. She’s worked as a stunt double for actresses Pamela Anderson, Linda Hamilton and Jessica Simpson. She’s appeared in movies like Evan Almighty, Titanic and Waterworld. She’s even crossed over into television, working on the hit television series 24, and for that work she won the 2008 Screen Actor’s Guild award for “Best Stunt Ensemble.” Terri Cadiente: “I love being a stuntwoman in Hollywood. I really, really do. I’ve been falling down all my life. I just found a way to get paid for it. MICHELLE WILSON: I recently met Terri, and in just a few minutes she and her Emmy nominated stunt coordinator husband, Jeff, taught me how to be a stunt driver, making a dangerous 90 degree turn. Check it out. Terri Cadiente: Two of the most important things, okay. First is the tire pressure. MICHELLE WILSON (Interviewing): Okay, so these tires are ready to go. Terri Cadiente: They’re ready. Here is how we set up the E brake. Man: But you can still have control of the steer, but you’re fishtailing. Terri Cadiente: Ready? MICHELLE WILSON: Terri, tell me, how did you become a stuntwoman? Terri Cadiente: Oh, my gosh, if I told you I fell into it, would you laugh? Literally, I fell into it. I used to race jet skis. In 1994, we were training for the world finals. And that’s, if you remember, that is also when Waterworld was being filmed. So the film world began noticing jet skis, if you will. My actual first job, I was invited to be a double for Linda Hamilton. Then my second job was Titanic. And my ship came in, and so ever since then, it’s been so much fun. MICHELLE WILSON: So you were actually one of the people that fell off of the boat when it started to go down? Terri Cadiente: Over and over again. Yes. MICHELLE WILSON: What’s been your most dangerous stunt? Terri Cadiente: There was one time where I had a car hit the ramp in front me and then make that jump, and then I was second on the ramp. And sometimes what can happen is that that first car will hit the ramp, and then the ramp will split. And I was coming down this hill, so I had to be really, really aware of what was going on in this ramp. But it was fine. Everything was great. MICHELLE WILSON: You’re a pretty tough chick. Terri Cadiente: You have to be. MICHELLE WILSON: So, what do you do on 24? Terri Cadiente: We crash cars and help Jack Bauer save the world. I mean, what else is there to 24? But that’s a real treat to be able to work next to someone like Keifer. He’s just such a master of his craft. MICHELLE WILSON (Reporting): With all of the accolades and awards Terri garnered from the stunt world, there was a time in her life that wasn’t so exciting. Terri Cadiente: I grew up with a father who was an alcoholic, and there was abuse within the home. The first time that I saw my own blood, something very deep happened. MICHELLE WILSON: As Terri grew into her teens, she began to redefine herself through the abuse. After high school, Terri started partying and using cocaine to cover up her brokenness. Terri Cadiente: It took me to a place where it didn’t hurt. I hadn’t felt that happy in so, so long, because there was such a heavy sadness. MICHELLE WILSON: Terri’s drug use led her to get involved with a guy who sold drugs. Then one day as she and her boyfriend were leaving a party, they got in an argument that almost led to her death. Terri Cadiente: He grabbed as much hair as he could and took my head and thrust it towards the windshield. I’m trying to push back, but he slammed on the brakes at the same time. My head slammed into that windshield. As he pulled me from the car and then threw me into where I landed. And I remember that is when I called out, and I called out, and I said, “God, if you’re who you say you are, please help me.” MICHELLE WILSON: After Terri was released from the hospital she went to church that following Sunday. Terri Cadiente: I accepted the Lord in my heart, and I believed that it was true, because I had just had this experience. And when you are living such a dark lifestyle and you do experience the Lord’s grace and peace for the first time, it is different. Something changes. And I think that is so amazing about how God is. He comes and meets us where we are. We don’t have to go after anything. And it isn’t a high. It’s a fullness. It’s a completeness. It’s a settling in your spirit. There is a warmth in your soul that I hadn’t had before. MICHELLE WILSON: Terri made the decision to follow God, and she was totally delivered from an eight-year addiction to drugs. Terri Cadiente: The relationship I first thought of, “God is so far away, how could He have time for me?” to the relationship that I understand now is that He is very interested in me. And He’s invested a lot in every one of us, and that was the amazing part. MICHELLE WILSON: Terri doesn’t compromise her role as wife or mother, nor does she compromise her Christian faith in Hollywood as a stuntwoman. Terri Cadiente: To be a Christian in Hollywood, the cool part of it is there is no compromise. Because I kneel and bow to the Father, I don’t have to kneel and bow to man in the sense of I just know who I am. It’s really important that you know who you are when you step into Hollywood, or there’s a cookie cutter that comes on you, and it will shape you. MICHELLE WILSON: Terri talks about her life story and gives a challenge to others in her book, Live Courageously. And she knows firsthand that Jesus is where her courage comes from. Terri Cadiente: He is the answer, and a personal relationship with Him will change everything. It always does. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * PAT MINISTERS SALVATION PAT ROBERTSON: What a wonderful lady. You know something? God loves you. It’s real simple, isn’t it? God loves you. Remember, one of the great theologians said the most profound truth that he had ever heard in all his study was, “Jesus loves me, this I know, because the Bible tells me so.” Jesus loves you. God loves you. Jesus died for you. It’s that simple. And He is going to bring you to be with Him forever. There is going to be a resurrection. We’re going to be raised from the dead. And we will be forever with the Lord. And the thing is, do you want to be with Him forever? Will you accept His love? He holds out to you an offer of love. And Terri had found that love. She’d found the love in the midst of abuse, in the midst of problems, in the midst of anguish. She found the love of God. Would you like that love? It’s just so simple. It’s so simple. It’s so simple. “Jesus loves me, this I know, because the Bible tells me so.” Bow your head right now. You’ve been searching for something. You’ve been crying out for something. And right now God is saying to you, “Will you let Me come into your life?” Bow your head right now. Don’t be afraid. Pray these words. Do it. “Jesus.” Go ahead, pray with me. “Jesus, I know you love me. Lord, I don’t deserve your love. I haven’t lived in a way that would earn your love. There is nothing I can do that would earn your love. And yet you love me anyhow. You love me, Jesus. And I thank you for that love, and I just want to let you know that I receive that love. I take it, Lord. I know it’s a free gift, and I receive it. I thank you, Lord, that you died for me, and I thank you that you rose from the dead for me, and I thank you that you’re coming again for me. And I thank you that you love me. Come into my life, Lord. Take over. Live in me, and from this moment on, I am yours. Thank you, Jesus, for hearing my prayer. And thank you, Jesus, for coming into my heart.” Now, Father, in Jesus’ name, for those who prayed with me, for those who said yes to you, let the anointing of the Holy Spirit come into them right now. Fill them, in Jesus’ name, with your power. Amen. If you prayed with me just then, if you just confessed the Lord and you called upon Him, I want you to do something. I have a little packet I did, oh, a year and a half or so ago. GRAPHIC: 1-800-759-0700 CBN.COM It’s called “A Higher Calling.” It’s a 73-minute CD that will tell you all the stuff that you need to know about what you’ve just done. 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LEE WEBB: Tomorrow on The 700 Club. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * KRISTI WATTS: Welcome back to The 700 Club. Well, Pat Boone has been entertaining audiences for more than half a century. And he’s actually been married to the same woman that entire time. I know, that’s crazy, because it’s Hollywood entertainment. We know that hardly ever happens. Well, recently, Scott Ross talked with Pat about turning 75 and still going strong. Take a look. SCOTT ROSS INTERVIEWS PAT BOONE SCOTT ROSS: For the record, you are the original American Idol. Pat Boone: Well, you can sure make that case. Yes. SCOTT ROSS (Reporting): How about a hit parade run of six number-one hits, 13 certified gold singles, two gold and one platinum album for starts. Only one performer rivaled Elvis Presley’s chart dominance. That was Pat Boone. It was 55 years ago when Pat got his big break on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour. Then he won Arthur Goddfrey’s talent scout show, which guaranteed a recording contract. His career was on its way. (Interviewing): Look where we are today. Pat Boone: Yes. SCOTT ROSS (Reporting): And he’s still producing and performing, white bucks and all. His trademark smooth style, wit and warmth show no sign of fading. (Interviewing): If you hadn’t said this publicly I don’t know how many people would believe it: 75 years of age, doctor? Pat Boone: Yes, it still startles me. SCOTT ROSS: Really. Pat Boone: It’s true. In fact, the even more sobering realization is first of all, June 1st, my wife experienced an awful shock. She turned over in bed, and there was a 75-year-old man in bed with her. But I said, “Honey, not only that . . . .” SCOTT ROSS: Her name is Shirley, incidentally. Pat Boone: Shirley. Yes. SCOTT ROSS: Lest you forget. Pat Boone: That’s right. But I had the sober realization, “That means I have lived 75 already. This is the first year of my 76th.” So I’m beginning to think like Paul. I’ve finished the course. I have kept the faith. But I’m not ready to cash it in yet. SCOTT ROSS: You and Shirley have been married how many years? Pat Boone: Fifty-five years, and she’s picked up my option for another year, even though I’m 75. SCOTT ROSS: Yes. And four girls. Pat Boone: Yes. SCOTT ROSS: And how many grandchildren? Pat Boone: Fifteen grandkids. SCOTT ROSS: Fifteen grandchildren. Pat Boone: All Christians. My goal in life with my grandsons, one of them, was to beat each one one-on-one in basketball. And I’ve done that. I waited until they were six or seven and then took them on, one-on-one. SCOTT ROSS (Reporting): Pat Boone has authored several bestsellers. His latest book is called Questions About God. (Interviewing): Do you have any questions about God? Pat Boone: I always have. But the big question is, is there a God? Is God real? How do we know? Is there proof? SCOTT ROSS: Some of the scientific evidence that you present in the earlier part of the book is just amazing. Pat Boone: I think so. The idea, as Einstein says—we quote him—and Steven Hawking, who is living still and the most brilliant man on the planet, as they say, it is inconceivable that all this has happened without a plan, without a blueprint, without some designer who created the design. And so this book, by the way, is so simple, and yet I think profound truth. SCOTT ROSS: This is good stuff. It causes people to think. And you are promoting that in our culture today. You’re provoking thought about God. Pat Boone: And it's fine to ask questions. I think intelligent people always do. I have. I went through a period of real questioning the existence of God years ago. And I came down to basically what I say in this book. SCOTT ROSS (Reporting): If there is a bottom line to Pat Boone, it’s that he takes God seriously, but not himself. In 2008, Billboard magazine named him the tenth all-time rock recording artist in history. On that note, we shared more good natured teasing about the fickleness of fame. (Interviewing): I can speak with a little bit of reflected glory about my own wife, who is in the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame. Pat Boone: Yep, and I’m not. SCOTT ROSS: Why aren’t you in the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame? I know that this is not one of the big issues of time, but God is God and He has looked well over your career. Pat Boone: And He promotes. Yes. SCOTT ROSS: What’s the problem here? Pat Boone: I made the terrible mistake of recording Gospel, country, movie themes. And I haven’t lived a rock and roll lifestyle, and therefore I can’t be considered a rock and roller, because I am in the Gospel Hall of Fame, and that means a great deal more to me. SCOTT ROSS: Yes, and there is another hall of fame we know that you are in, too. Pat Boone: Yes. Well, I hope. Yes, I believe it. Yes. SCOTT ROSS: And it’s not written in pencil either. Pat Boone: Yes, that’s right. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * KRISTI WATTS: How cool. The first true American idol. I did not know that Pat Boone was so big. I know that that shows my youth. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, he had a big show on ABC. He was unbelievable. He’s gone on and on and on. And his daughter, Debbie Boone, had that great hit, number one, “You Light Up My Life.” KRISTI WATTS: I didn’t know that! (Singing): “You light up my life.” (Speaking): That song? PAT ROBERTSON: That’s it. That song. KRISTI WATTS: I didn’t know that. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, it was Debbie singing. KRISTI WATTS: Oh, wow. And all his children are saved, too. PAT ROBERTSON: Oh, it’s wonderful. KRISTI WATTS: How cool is that? PAT ROBERTSON: Pat is a dear, dear friend. I’ll tell you a story. KRISTI WATTS: Tell me a story, Pat. PAT ROBERTSON: I’m always in for these medical things, but anyhow, I had a bad knee, and it was killing me. So I was led directly to this wonderful surgeon in Chicago who had developed a new procedure for putting in knees. And he did one for me, and I was walking around within a few hours. KRISTI WATTS: Yes. PAT ROBERTSON: Okay. So I told Pat about it, and Pat said okay, so he booked the doctor in Chicago. And there’s another Boone. His name is Wellington Boone. Wellington is black. Pat Boone is blonde haired, white. And so they both showed up at the Chicago hospital at the same time, and they had one Boone in one room. I’m not sure if they got them confused or not. KRISTI WATTS: I was about to say, did they operate on the wrong knees, right knees? PAT ROBERTSON: I think they got the knees right, but it was great. Pat Boone and Wellington Boone were in the Chicago hospital at the same time at my recommendation to get their knees fixed. KRISTI WATTS: Because you’re just a trendsetter, Pat. PAT ROBERTSON: Just a trendsetter. KRISTI WATTS: You are. Hey, listen, the book is called Questions About God. Do you have questions about God? PAT ROBERTSON: Not right now. KRISTI WATTS: Okay. Good to know. Well, if you do, Pat, I will hand the book over to you. I have no problem doing that. PAT ROBERTSON: Thank you. KRISTI WATTS: This book, Questions About God by Pat Boone, it’s available nationwide. And if you’d like to see more of the interview between Pat Boone and Scott Ross, who is also a hoot, all you have to do is just log on to CBN.com. GRAPHIC: FOR MORE INFORMATION LOG ON TO CBN.COM We have a web exclusive version for you, which you’re going to love. So, once again, log on to CBN.com, so that you can check it out. Here, you want the book just in case you have a question about God? PAT ROBERTSON: Thank you. KRISTI WATTS: Okay, here you go. PAT ROBERTSON: I’ll flip it open, and let’s see. Well, I’ll hand it back to you. KRISTI WATTS: Yes, all right. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, for 20 years, John—how you do pronounce that? KRISTI WATTS: I don’t know. McMenamin. McMenamin. PAT ROBERTSON: McMenamin. All right. KRISTI WATTS: Okay. PAT ROBERTSON: Has been a multimillion-dollar real estate agent. But when he started out, things looked pretty grim. John was down to his last 108 dollars. Then he made an investment that paid off big time. And he even got the tip while he was watching television. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * JOHN MCMENAMIN John McMenamin: Hearing the Gospel for the first time on The 700 Club in my living room, it meant everything to me. KRISTI WATTS: John McMenamin was a corporate executive living life by his own agenda. John McMenamin: And I was trying to achieve things, and I was living for pleasure. But after I got saved, none of that was important. KRISTI WATTS: When he lost his job, he decided it was time for a career change. John McMenamin: I ended up going into real estate. And it went slow for a while, and I kept gradually going down in income. KRISTI WATTS: After three years of struggling in his new career, John was down to his last 108 dollars. But John kept watching The 700 Club and learned the importance of giving. John McMenamin: They were doing a telethon, and the Lord kept impressing me to give my money. And I had 108 dollars. And I said, “Lord, surely this can’t be you. I won’t have any money to eat or drive my car or show people homes.” And then the third day it happened, I said, “Well, Lord, I’m not going to be disobedient. I’d sooner be wrong than be disobedient, so I’m going to give you a hundred dollars, and I’m going to keep eight dollars.” KRISTI WATTS: He kept those last eight dollars to keep his checking account open. Then two days later something amazing happened. John McMenamin: I didn’t tell anybody my condition. Someone came knocking on my door, one of my best friends. He knocked on my door, and he said, “John, the Lord said to give this to you.” It was enough money to drive my car, enough money to put food on my table. And I just cried. KRISTI WATTS: Almost immediately John saw his real estate business turn around. John McMenamin: The Lord started blessing my work. And since 1985 to today, I’ve been a multi-million dollar agent every year. The short-term goals we have of income and success, they all pass away. We’re here for one purpose, and it’s to glorify the Lord. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * PAT ROBERTSON: We’re here for one purpose. John has got it right. We’ve talked about this thing. There’s only one thing that matters in life. GRAPHIC: 1-800-759-0700 CBN.COM There really is. You can rich, but that won’t matter. You can be famous, but that won’t matter. Wealth is fleeting. Fame is fleeting. Good looks are fleeting. It all fleets. KRISTI WATTS: Okay. PAT ROBERTSON: Okay. It does. The only thing that’s permanent is Jesus. Okay. Here’s something we’ll make available to you, those of you who are part of our Pledge Express, I believe. GRPAHIC: JOIN NOW TO RECEIVE YOUR COPY! 1-800-759-0700 CBN.COM We’re going to give you Miracles Beyond Measure. There’s a teaching that I did about miracles that people seem to like a lot. And Gordon has a teaching as well. And it’s right here for you, called Miracles Beyond Measure. And we’ll let you have that when you sign on to Pledge Express. Well, Kristi . . . . KRISTI WATTS: Well, Pat. PAT ROBERTSON: . . . . without measure, honey. KRISTI WATTS: Without measure, it is time to Bring It On, in a second. Up next, we’ve got your e-mail questions. Leslie says, “My former boyfriend has been out of jail for a year. I love my husband, but I would still like to see this man as a friend. Do you think this is a bad idea?” KRISTI WATTS: Well, Leslie, we’re going to Bring It On with your question and so much more, so don’t go away. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * SPOT 5: PLEDGE EXPRESS Announcer: While Mary feeds her two young daughters, she also helps feed needy families around the world. While Bob hands a drink out to a co-worker, he helps give water to villages with new wells. And while Carl builds a house for his son’s new puppy, he helps rebuild homes in disaster areas. TERRY MEEUWSEN: These people all have something in common. They’re CBN partners who have joined Pledge Express. It’s easy to sign up. Just give us a call, log on to CBN.com or return the Pledge Express form you receive in the mail. Then each month, we’ll send you “Power for Life,” and you’ll receive this powerful CD called Overcoming Stress. So join us and change the world for someone today. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * BRING IT ON KRISTI WATTS: Well, because we only have a couple of minutes left, we’re going to jump right in to these e-mail questions, because I know you’re ready, Pat. PAT ROBERTSON: Oh, I’m ready. Bring It On! KRISTI WATTS: All right. Leslie writes in and says, “I fell in love with a man 27 years ago. He went to prison shortly thereafter, and I’ve kept in touch with him through letters all these years. He has now been out of jail for a year, and I love my current husband of 17 years, but I would like to see this man, you know, as a friend. Can we be friends or do you think this is a bad idea?” PAT ROBERTSON: Leslie, it’s a terrible idea. It really is. That will kindle that old flame. It has to. You had something that you shared in those days with this guy, and that may be your first love and you’ll never forget it. And to get back, and he’s sort of been on the shelf in prison. You didn’t say why he went to prison, but there’s something wrong with him. You’ve got a marriage. You have a husband. You may have children. Stick with them. Let this guy go his way. Do not rekindle those dying embers. KRISTI WATTS: I’m 100 percent with you, Pat. PAT ROBERTSON: Okay. KRISTI WATTS: Tanner. Next question. Tanner writes in and says, “Can someone who worships Satan ever be saved? And how can I help as a Christian?” KRISTI WATTS: Well, that’s interesting. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, Tanner, of course, somebody can worship Satan and can be saved. There is salvation to everybody. But the thing of it is, how can you help? You can tell them about Jesus. That’s how you help. KRISTI WATTS: There you go. PAT ROBERTSON: All right. KRISTI WATTS: That’s a simple—okay, well, let me hit the next one. PAT ROBERTSON: Please. KRISTI WATTS: Marlo writes in and says, “My husband and I have been together for four years. The problem is his ex-wife. She takes him to court on a yearly basis. We have another hearing in a few weeks. All her accusations fail for lack of evidence, but the legal bills are adding up, and so are our frustrations. Do you think this could be considered harassment?” PAT ROBERTSON: Of course, it’s harassment. And I think you could probably bring a lawsuit against her if she keeps it up. She’s harassing, and it’s misuse of process. And there are a whole lot of technical terms about that. But you can put an end to that sooner or later. This is ridiculous, and it’s just vindictive, and she’s trying to hurt your husband and give you pain. And the court should stop that. They shouldn’t let her do that. KRISTI WATTS: Exactly. Okay, we only have a couple of minutes left, but this is what I was thinking. First of all, I wanted to say, Pat, this has been a great day, and I really missed you. I’m so glad you’re back, like for real, for real. PAT ROBERTSON: Oh, you’re so sweet. KRISTI WATTS: And the second thing is, was I nice enough today? PAT ROBERTSON: You were so nice, just like honey. KRISTI WATTS: Because it’s exhausting being that nice. PAT ROBERTSON: All right. Tomorrow, take the nice away and let’s get tough. KRISTI WATTS: Okay. And the third thing is, today is my son’s first day of first grade. PAT ROBERTSON: First day of first . . . . KRISTI WATTS: First day of first grade. PAT ROBERTSON: Woo! KRISTI WATTS: Do you remember your first day of first grade? PAT ROBERTSON: No. KRISTI WATTS: No? PAT ROBERTSON: No. But I’m sure it was traumatic. It’s a frightening thing for a little boy or little girls to go trotting off to school. KRISTI WATTS: Listen, he was so excited. I said, “Chase, come on, it’s time to get up,” and he was like, “Woo-hoo!” He was so happy. He literally kind of did a dance. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, if he’s happy, he’s happy. He’ll enjoy it. KRISTI WATTS: Yes. There you go. PAT ROBERTSON: Well, folks, that’s all the time we’ve got. Thank you so much. And once again, thank you for your prayers as I’ve been having a little recuperation from a rather serious heart procedure. Well, we leave you today with these words from Isaiah 40, . . . . GRAPHIC: Isaiah 40:31 “Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” (NKJV) . . . . “Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint.” That’s all the time we’ve got. For Lee, for Kristi and for all of us, this is Pat Robertson. Goodbye and God bless you. GRAPHIC: COPYRIGHT 2009 CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING NETWORK * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * NEXT DAY PROMO GRAPHIC: CANCER SURVIVOR LEE WEBB: Tomorrow. He beat cancer despite a 15 percent chance of survival. How this man is trying to help others do the same. * * * GRAPHIC: HOOPS LEGEND LEE WEBB: Plus . . . . Man: I can dunk a basketball any way you want. LEE WEBB: This hoops star could have been a legend. Man: Everybody knew that I was destined for the NBA. LEE WEBB: But he wanted more. Man: My goal was to get as high or drunk every night and to come home and sleep with a new girl. LEE WEBB: Tomorrow on The 700 Club. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * END SPOT: PAT ENDORSEMENT PAT ROBERTSON: Would you like to see miracles in your life? Jesus Christ made an amazing promise. He said, “Anyone who believes in Me will do the same works I have done and even greater works, because I’m going to be with My Father.” Now, that’s what Jesus said. And yet so many people today are living in fear and defeat because they don’t understand how to press in and experience the miraculous power of God. That’s why I’ve recorded my newest teaching, Miracles Beyond Measure. If you want to have overcoming miracles, this is the place to start. ANNOUNCER: Discover how you can build your faith, pray with power and authority and eliminate obstacles to answered prayer. Join The 700 Club and receive this life-changing new teaching, Miracles Beyond Measure. PAT ROBERTSON: You can enter into a life of miracles and experience the incredible power of God. ANNOUNCER: Available now.


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