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New film ‘Breakthrough’ leads April’s family-friendly spotlight

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Labeling a film “the best faith-based movie” you’ve seen doesn’t always help. On one hand, some skeptics of faith films might pay attention and watch it. On the other hand, skeptics also ...

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‘Leaving Neverland’ stirs controversy, discussion of abuse

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On March 3 and 4 HBO premiered a four-hour, two-part feature documentary titled Leaving Neverland. The film features two men, now in their 30s, Wade Robson and James Safechuck. They allege Jackson ...

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‘Jesus’ debuts on the History Channel

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Millions may be tuning in to the History Channel this weekend to catch the premier of the latest biopic on the life of Jesus. Little understood outside of those who believe in ...

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Leno laments today’s late-night shows: ‘Everyone has to know your politics’

Former NBC “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno said Tuesday that he doesn’t miss hosting a late-night show and lamented that “everyone has to know your politics” now during an interview with NBC’s Al ...

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March movie reviews show changes in world gone by

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Sometimes, it’s helpful to look back at our ancestors’ world and consider how times have changed. It can spark a sense of gratitude for our many blessings. It also can cause us ...

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Congress forces FCC to review TV rating system

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As television becomes more filthy, Congress is taking action, requiring the Federal Communications Commission to launch a review of its TV content rating system. Pro-family advocates say the rating system misguides families ...

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17 films produced by Billy Graham now streaming on Amazon Prime

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Video streaming services might offer us hundreds of entertaining shows and binge-worthy series, but when was the last time you watched a vintage broadcast featuring the one and only Billy Graham? Well, ...

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‘Bible Stories’ premieres on faith-based streaming channel

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The streaming channel tvChaz.com announced today the launch of a new short-form programming category; Bible Stories. Consumers can watch free for 30 days. Bible Stories is a collection of video shorts delivering ...

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Melanie Few is celebrating 20 years of her Super Bowl Gospel Celebration

Melanie Few is a marketing executive with a huge vision — for 20 years, she has merged faith and football by producing the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, which brings together some of ...

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Educational cartoon ‘Carmen Sandiego’ tops Feb. streaming lineup

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My four young children love a good cartoon. Well, all cartoons. I, on the other hand, only like certain cartoons — you know, the ones that are largely void of potty humor and ...

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New family-friendly streaming service launches with amazing price

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A new media streaming company has entered the ring to offer family-friendly entertainment on demand at an affordable price. 24 Flix is a new Netflix-style streaming service which offers family-friendly content that ...

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February Top 5: ‘Run the Race’ stands out among sports movies

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Sports movies are never just about sports. In fact, the best ones present so many lessons about life and eternity that even non-sports fans will enjoy them. Such is the case with ...

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Melissa Joan Hart opens up about how her faith in Christ impacts her parenting

Actress Melissa Joan Hart opened up on her Christian faith, detailing how it’s gotten her through many hard times in her life and changed her parenting. Hart, 42, also explained how she dealt ...

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Bret Baier and family released from hospital after accident

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Fox News anchor Bret Baier and his family have been released from the hospital after being involved in a serious auto accident Monday. Described as a “major car crash” by news outlets, ...

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‘Social Animals’ spotlights perilous life of teens and Instagram

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Not that long ago, I was young and hip. I knew about the latest trends, the latest songs, the latest gadgets. It was my life. But the process of growing older and ...

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Netflix raising prices in biggest increase ever

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Enjoy Netflix? It’s gonna cost you more. The streaming giant is increasing prices for customer anywhere from 13 percent to 18 percent. It will be the biggest jump in prices since the ...

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Hulu’s new kid-friendly content tops family-friendly spotlight

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A 2018 poll showed that nearly 60 percent of Americans watch streaming television, and most of them have Netflix. But Netflix’s dominance over streaming television could be changing soon. Disney will launch ...

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‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ leads January streaming

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January streaming options include many family films and a surprising series. My children aren’t allowed to watch horror movies. Or scary movies. Or anything that might possibly give them nightmares. I have ...

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Francesca Battistelli and Andrea Bocelli team up for Christmas duet

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When Christian contemporary artist Francesca Battistelli answered a phone call asking her to perform a Christmas duet with Italian singer Andrea Bocelli, there was no hesitation in her answer: “absolutely.” “It was ...

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‘The Fantasy Makers’ explores creativity, faith of Tolkien and Lewis

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The trascendental works of famed English scholars J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis are known and loved by all. Lesser known are the works of George MacDonald; the precursor of fantasy literature in ...

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Christmas ‘Mystery’ revealed in ballet

This year marks the 21st season of The Mystery of Christmas (MOC). This original version of the Christmas classic, The Nutcracker, debuted in Kansas City and is continuing its hi-tech, family-friendly production ...

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Focus on the Family premieres comedy series

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Marking a new foray into YouTube original content, Focus on the Family has debuted a short-form comedy series on the popular social media platform. Created and developed by the organization’s social media strategy team, ...

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Awe-inspiring ‘Blue Planet II’ leads December streaming lineup

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King David likely would have enjoyed watching nature documentaries on television. After all, he’s the one who told us “the heavens declare the glory of God” (Psalm 19:1) and that mountain peaks ...

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Anti-Trump TV show Murphy Brown gets canned

The reboot of the Murphy Brown TV show has been cancelled only a few months after it debuted. Billed as a liberal and anti-Trump response to what was considered the pro-Trump Roseanne ...

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5 family-friendly shows for December

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The commercialization of Christmas started in the early 1900s, grew out of control by the middle of the century, and has gotten only worse each decade since. Christmas now starts in October, ...

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