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America’s Top Guns Helped Liberate Israel

posted by Corine Gatti

They were volunteers from the US risking their lives to help Israel gain their independence in the Arab-Israeli was in 1948.  A group of Jewish American pilots smuggled planes and trained in Czechoslovakia to stand as members of Machal. The feature-length documentary follows these amazing stories of these unsung heroes that helped liberate Israel, which didn’t have enough planes and airmen to fight the war. Watch more of this unexpected touching story in “Above and Beyond.”

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The Movie ‘Noble’ Is a Powerful Story of Fearlessness and Love

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They did everything to break her spirit, but her love conquered all resistance; her courage proved that it only takes one person to make a difference in the lives of many.

We’re excited to announce that the powerful biopic drama Noble will soon be in a theater near you! The award-winning feature film is the incredible true story of Christina Noble, a Irish heroine who daringly escapes the slums of Ireland with only a few dollars and a vision, and discovers her destiny on the streets of Saigon, fourteen years after the Vietnam War.

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The film features an all-star cast, including Deirdre O’Kane (Moone Boy, Paths to Freedom), Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey, The Raven, Ailsa), Sarah Greene (The Guard, The Cripple of Inishmaan) and Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones, Hunger, Safe House).

Written and directed by Stephen Bradley, the film is the winner of six U.S. film festival awards including the Panavision Spirit Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival with critics hailing it as “raw and genuinely powerful,” “captivating” and “moving”.

Be sure to watch Noble, in US Theaters May 8. To learn more about the film, visit thenoblemovie.com.

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Weight Watchers Founder, Jean Nidetch, Passes Away

posted by Angela Guzman

Jean KJean Nidetch, the 91-year-old mastermind behind the multi-billion dollar Weight Watchers corporation, passed away early Wednesday morning due to natural causes.

Throughout her life, Nidetch struggled with obesity and was no stranger to fad diets. In interviews she commented on her obsession for eating meat. It was in 1961, Nidetch reached a peak within her weight issues and began experimenting with various dieting tips others had given her over the years. Nidetch stopped skipping meals and began incorporating a variety of items from the food groups. Soon Nidetch invited her friends over to discuss their common goal of losing weight and exchange tips on what did and didn’t work. The group met weekly and worked as a support group.

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And the rest is history. In 1963, Weight Watchers launched and Nidetch became a celebrity. Her new weight loss methods and point system helped millions of women, all of over the world, shed pounds and fit into the dress size they longed for. In 1978 Nidetch retired and Weight Watchers was sold to the Heinz Co. for $71 million.

Nidetch’s legacy will live on as people around the world can credit the Weight Watchers system for their weight loss and bright future.

 

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Dr. Ted Baehr Ranked Among the Top 50 Christian Leaders in America

posted by Sharon Kirk

PR-1TedBaehr13Newsmax just released their annual list of the top 100 Christian leaders in America who make a real impact on modern lives. Included in their list is Dr. Ted Baehr, founder and publisher of the family-friendly Movieguide. His position ranks before other influential Christian leaders such as Chuck Norris, Kirk Cameron, Carrie Underwood, Pat Boone, Sarah Palin and more.

Dr. Ted Baehr also serves as chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission ministry and is known for his annual gala awards ceremony which has become a major influence in promoting Christian values in Hollywood. He has stated, “I firmly believe that he who controls the media controls the culture so to be recognized amongst such individuals is an honor and I am thankful so many share my same passion for leading Christians in such an entertainment-based culture.”

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Newsmax’s annual list includes many in the entertainment industry this year. Entertainment and sports stars are not usually considered religious leaders, but today their influence often exceeds that of pastors and televangelists. According to Newsmax, accepting Christ and committing sin against Him are both done sitting at a computer screen today. In response, the new world is bringing forth Christian leaders from some unexpected walks of life. Visit Newsmax to see the entire list of top 100 Christian leaders in America today.

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