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Eye-opening ‘One Child Nation’ leads January streaming lineup

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What would happen if a nation limited families to one child in a society that has a strong preference for boys? Answer: Horrors that you can’t imagine. The new documentary One Child ...

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Disney producer: ‘we’re trying to make this demon realm a part of Disney’

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The Disney company is releasing a new cartoon about a teenager who, in their words, “finds herself stuck in the Demon Realm and battles the forces of evil alongside a rebellious witch and ...

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Mark Burnett and Roma Downey series ‘Messiah’ causes controversy

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A government agency in Jordan wants to prevent a new series from being shown in that country. “Messiah,” which is produced by Hollywood Christian couple Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, has content “that ...

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Seven questions with Phil Vischer of VeggieTales

VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer is making the biggest comeback of his legendary career, releasing 18 brand-new episodes of VeggieTales and a brand-new Bible called The Laugh and Learn Bible for Kids, which ...

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‘Home Alone’ and ‘Diehard’ compete for most Googled Christmas movies

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Forget about Christmas carols, Santa Claus and sleigh rides. When choosing Christmas movies, many Americans prefer to watch a film about a kid defending his home against burglars or a terrorist attack ...

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“Christmas at the ‘Chateau’ on Showtime filmed in St. Joseph with local cast and crew

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Christmas movies seem to air around the clock at this time of year, but a new romantic comedy on Showtime will hit close to home for local viewers. “Christmas at the Chateau” ...

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The 2019 Top 10 Family-Friendly Film List

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It’s not easy finding a film the whole family can watch, but 2019 gave us several movies that fit in that unique category. Some – like The Pilgrim’s Progress – should be ...

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Pro-life message in Hallmark movie hits home for actress Kristin Chenoweth

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Hallmark Channel movies can do more that just promote the Christmas spirit. “A Christmas Love Story,” in which someone meets their birth mother for the first time, also conveys a subtle pro-life ...

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Hallmark-like Christmas movie leads streaming lineup

I accidentally discovered the lure of Hallmark movies this summer during a family vacation when two of my boys — I won’t embarrass them by printing their names — became hooked. They ...

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Ginger from “Gilligan’s Island” stars in faith-based Christmas movie

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A familiar face to Baby Boomers stars alongside Stephen Baldwin in “Tapestry,” a new faith-based Christmas movie.  Tina Louise, who was the glamorous Ginger on “Gilligan’s Island,” plays a dying matriarch trying ...

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Parents Council lists ‘best and worst’ TV advertisers

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The Parents Television Council, a nonpartisan family media watchdog group, has released its list of “best” and “worst” TV advertisers for 2019. This year, one major brand has gone from worst to ...

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Joanne Rogers: Husband Fred Rogers was committed to prayer, church, children

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At “91 and a half,” Joanne Rogers remains a devoted advocate for the legacy of her late husband, the iconic star of the long-running children’s show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Fred Rogers’ widow ...

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“The Star’ animated movie and UPtv offering December’s family-friendly choices

Finding a children’s animated movie about the birth of Christ isn’t easy. In fact, if you’re wanting it to be feature-length — that is, a 90-minute film to watch on family movie ...

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Former Amazon exec creates faith-based children’s streaming app

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A Christian alternative to Disney has been developed by a former Amazon executive and his team. The streaming app offers a variety of entertainment and educational choices for kids. Former Amazon marketing ...

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Family-centric Disney Plus leads November streaming lineup

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Disney Plus is the new streaming destination for families In my home, Friday evenings are reserved for family movie night. Sometimes, we rent a movie from Redbox. Other times, we catch a ...

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Slugs and bugs and kids and faith

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Two new books have been released in the popular Christian children’s series Slugs & Bugs. “The Society of Extraordinary Raccoon Society” and “The Society of Extraordinary Raccoon Society on Boasting,” are the latest creations ...

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Lecrae, Natalie Grant, others join Kirk Franklin in boycott of TBN, Dove Awards

Rapper Lecrae, Marvin Sapp, contemporary Christian artist Natalie Grant and an avalanche of gospel and secular artists are voicing their support for Kirk Franklin’s boycott of TBN, the Dove Awards, and the ...

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Inspiring ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ leads ‘5 Family-Friendly Things’

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Millions of Americans grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which aired nationally from 1968 to 2001 and followed Fred Rogers as he educated children about the world and taught them to be ...

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Parents group says HBO holding Big Bird hostage

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Big Bird and Sesame Street will soon be out of reach for millions of underprivileged children. The leader of the Parents Television Council says HBO is holding families hostage by moving “Sesame ...

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Alternate Endings documentary: How do you want to die?

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HBO’s insightful new documentary looks at novel approaches to life’s end. Through stories of Americans facing death, Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America portrays families and loved ones celebrating ...

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Netflix’s ‘Abstract: The Art of Design’ tops October streaming lineup

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Everyone has a talent. Most of us, though, weren’t born with the artistic skill to design things for the world’s top companies. These are the geniuses who design your car. And your ...

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Filtered movies from Vudu lead October’s family-friendly lineup

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What if you could turn a PG-13 movie into a family-friendly film that even a seven-year-old child could watch? Thanks to a new venture between Vudu, Walmart and Clearplay, you can. The Walmart-owned ...

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Faith-based crime series ‘Vindication’ leads September streaming lineup

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The best new series on Amazon Prime Video is a crime drama full of brilliant sleuthing and police investigations. But — surprise, surprise — there is not a curse word or mega-violent ...

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Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ on PBS leads September’s family-friendly lineup

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More than a few of my childhood nights were spent sitting in my bedroom, wondering why my father was watching a “boring” PBS documentary on the Civil War. But then I grew ...

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Shelter pup lands starring role in Lady and the Tramp remake

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A shelter pup is one lucky dog in Arizona after landing a starring role in the upcoming Disney remake of “Lady and the Tramp.” “Monte,” a 2-year-old terrier mix, once called HALO Animal ...

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