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(generated from captions) for the first time in 50 years. We picked up speed and Thomas cried and I couldn't help but cry. It's all over I've got my composure back some, Yeah. but I just... Charles Moore can say "thank God". Finally, hopefully, Henry Dee and that James Ford Seale We are announcing today a federal grand jury has been indicted by resulting in death, for two counts of kidnapping the abductions and murder for his participation in African-American men in 1964, of two 19-year-old Henry Dee and Charles Moore. in the murders of Moore and Dee Public and governmental interest the brother of one of the victims. have been renewed by the activism of is here with us today. That brother, Thomas Moore, from among the darkest page These tragic murders are straight of our country's history. charges against him were dropped... Almost exactly 42 years after with help from Moore's brother Police made the links and a CBC documentary producer.

to see him shackled... It was very pleasing for me Let's go to al-Jazeera, dude. Alright. What is that? What is that? That's the Arab TV network. Oh.

might never have been solved A lot of people think this case for your interest. if it had not been a documentarian and a brother Eighteen months of work by and you're able to do was unable to do for 40 years. what the courts and the legal system right time, right US attorney. Right people, right place, made something happen. The process of making the film # You can run on for a long time (Johnny Cash sings) # Run on for a long time

God will cut you down # Sooner or later # God's gonna cut you down # BELL TOLLS

about being bashed a robbed A Sydney mother who lied for wasting police time. has apologised screwdriver knocked over her baby... She said a drug addict with a she was attacked and robbed (Beep) was the young mum who claimed while walking her baby. identifies her child Showing and naming that woman so we've concealed her name and face. of the NSW law But others took no notice of a child which prohibits the identification in relation to a criminal proceeding. I'm Monica Attard. Hello and welcome to Media Watch. Act of 1987 The Children (Criminal Proceedings) Alan Jones, a criminal record. is what recently got Sydney spruiker, frightened anyone off. But that doesn't seem to have the 'Daily Telegraph' even named In fact, 'The Australian' and and showed pictures of the child. news paid lip service to the law. The 'Sydney Morning Herald's online

online story to the original, But then, oddly, it linked that was perpetrated - reported when the hoax where the woman was named. says they've all gone too far. The NSW Attorney General's Department or at least it should be The law is well known - breach of it. after Alan Jones' widely reported ignore it? So why did so many media outlets it appears, an unsettled question. The application of the law is, Alan Jones to be brought to book, But if it was good enough for why not the rest of the media? in the detail of the war in Iraq. Pity the media isn't more interested is waning. Interest in the carnage there comes along - and it's free - Though when the chance to go to Iraq there's no shortage of takers.

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for the army. A public relations success story to see when they travel to Iraq But what do reporters actually get with the Australian Defence Force? Apparently, very little. gather at the Butler firing range, Once every few months our troops and let fly. they crank up 'Guns and Roses' That's a 50-calibre machine gun,

powerful weapons in use in Iraq. one of the Australian army's most and destroy cars. It can punch holes through concrete when absolutely necessary. That's why they only use it have some value. There's no doubt, stories like that, They give a glimpse of the conditions are working. under which Aussie troops But even a throwaway line about 'opening fire only when necessary' is good news for an Army that's endured two inquiries

into the shooting deaths of civilians in Iraq. And do reports from embedded reporters tell us anything about the wider issues - the casualties, the politics or the way Iraqis feel about having foreign troops in their country? In six out of seven stories, Ten's Danielle Isdale spoke to no Iraqis at all. And 2GB's Jason Morrison didn't let his limited contact with Iraqis stop him from telling us what they think.

Now that's surprising, isn't it, from Iraqis working on the Australian base. Who knows what's happening on the other side of the wire? But then that's not the Australian Defence Force's concern. It's in the middle of a recruitment drive. It actually targets media. They get to go if they - Which leaves embedded journalists reporting what the army wants them to see. And it's paying off. The 'Bulletin' magazine recently sent one of its reporters to Iraq with the ADF. Those two messages hit the mark. Our troops in Iraq are well compensated. And they want to stay the course in Iraq - that's a message straight out of Cabinet. Fresh Australian troops have just arrived in Iraq, relieving fellow soldiers at the main base in the country's south. Nine news reporter Simon Bouda shared their journey into the war zone, meeting soldiers who have no doubts about the value of their mission. We've just landed in Tallil in southern Iraq in the middle of a sandstorm. The troops I spoke to on the way over all expressed the same desire and that is to fulfil the role they've been given. The ABC had been in the line to go to Iraq in March,

only the ADF chose the men's magazine Ralph instead. And just a few pages away, the Army had booked this - A perfect fit. And along with all the action, there's the good we can bring to the Iraqi people, as Nine News told its viewers. While our politicians continue to debate troop numbers in Iraq, our soldiers continue to go about their business. Nine's Simon Bouda was invited to join them on a visit to a small impoverished community where our troops are working to make sure the villagers have a future. On the banks of Iraq's Euphrates River, lies the tiny village of Badar al Rashed a community that owes its future to the Aussie troops. A whistlestop tour of the showcase success stories is fine if the real horrors of Iraq are also reported. So unless that happens, what's the value of these reports from embedded journalists? Here's Michael Ware, an Australian reporter with the CNN Network, who's covered the conflict for years, both with armies and independently. I'm a firm believer that all aspects of the story of war need to be told and that includes the drudgery and mundanity of the life of the ordinary soldier or digger, so, of course, there is a value and a worth to providing that snap shot but as long as its presented as precisely that - a snap shot of that particular aspect of the war. You can't allow people to think that that defines the war. I mean, this is one of the most complex stories in the world at the moment and to think that you can parachute in on a dog and pony show tour for just a few days and then use that as a representation of the broader war or the broader dynamic there or in fact that actual impact that Australian troops are having is erroneous in the extreme. That's a grave mistake. It verges on arrogance with a hint of ignorance.

Nine isn't alone in noticeably scaling back its coverage of international events over the past year. Little money for correspondents or travel. And Nine's news audience is noticing. While the network served up its flak-jacketed Simon Bouda with Aussie troops, one viewer wanted more.

Nine's newsreader in Sydney did read a very brief story about this horrific event. But it didn't run in Brisbane. And Nine's response to that? There you go - if you want the full story go somewhere else. The reality of Iraq for most Australian news outlets is that covering the conflict is just too costly and too dangerous. But how well can the relatively safe, army-sponsored trips fill the gap? And how easy is it to escape the ADF diktat? Michael Ware again. Now many of these Australian embeds are clearly efforts to the show good works of Australian troops in terms of reconstruction.

It's very clear that that's how these embeds are framed and offered. The difficulty for the journalist is making sure it's representative of a much broader sense than that in that if you're talking about an embed when you're showing reconstruction then you must make it very clear that that was the purpose of this and that there were certain things you couldn't see. I mean, for example, you go and see one village as one Australian journalist called it to see to get a reality check, that statement alone just illuminates the delusional nature that some journalists have of these embeds. To think that going in with a platoon, or with a company of the minor size force of the Australian troops into a village in Iraq is in any way a snap shot of the reality on the ground is, honestly beyond belief. These are simple people with simple needs That's it from me tonight. If you'd like to see the full interview with CNN's Michael Ware, go to our website at - And while you're there - drop us a line or vodcast tonight's program. See you next week.


Good evening. The Prime Minister has

dumped plans to revamp a private

dining room at Parliament House.

Labor had attacked the $475,000

Labor had attacked the $475,000 price tag as outrageous. More than $65,000

has already been spent on consultant

fees. Federal and State

investigations are underway into the

destruction of internationally

recognised wetlands in New South

Wales. A local farmer's accused of

bulldozing hundreds of hectares of

the Gwydir wetlands. The newborn

the Gwydir wetlands. The newborn baby found abandoned in Melbourne on

Mother's Day has been placed with

foster parents. Baby Catherine will

remain with her new family for at

least three months. The capital city

weather - Canberra - windy.

weather - Canberra - windy. Melbourne - showers easing. Showers in

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I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

Father, right now in the name of Jesus I send the word of healing through this camera. MAN: Do angels exist? Are healing miracles real? I'm more excited right now as God has come into the studio. The end of the world, will it ever happen? If so, when? Father, I command those that that are suffering with diabetes, I speed new pancreases into them in Jesus' name. The Lord is on his throne, and everythings going to be alright. SONG: # I need you # I need you God on my side # God on my side # Ooh.. # Good evening. It's my pleasure to address my friends at the National Religious Broadcasters Annual Convention. I applaud your role in bringing the good news to millions of our fellow citizens. Our nation's religious broadcasters help to remind all Americans that there is a power and purpose beyond our own lives. You carry a message of hope that there is a source of love and compassion that can transform our hearts, and bring peace to the world. SONG: # God on my side # Ooh... # ANDREW DENTON: Welcome to Texas, and the Gaylord Convention Center - home to the 63rd Annual Convention of the National Religious Broadcasters. SONG: # Ooh... # God on my side # Ooh... # These are George Bush's people, the evangelical voters who put him over the line, and into the White House. This is a film about how they see world. Oh, look, I'm just curious at the moment, thank you. We all know the image of the emotional televangelist. Give us 300 more people to call on their credit card right now, and say I'll give that $1000... (Singing) But that's not who I'm here to find. Do you believe it? (Continues singing)

I've come instead, looking for the everyday believers,

whose lives are wrapped in the love of Christ.

If there really is a clash of civilizations, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at our side. (Shouts in foreign language) Because it's easy to look at the other, and to question where faith can take people.

Yet I wonder if the telescope was turned around, what might we look like? But first, to business. Over the four days of this convention, ideas and strategies will be swapped, as 6,000 committed Christians discuss how broadcasting can better spread the word of God. We live in the hope of that, and until now, we trust... Not that they're doing too badly already. With 350 television and 750 radio stations among its members, and an estimated audience of 141-million Americans, the NRB has a powerful voice in the States. MAN: We're living in the day of a multiplication of broadcast delivery systems and platforms unprecedented in the history of the world. We started 60 years ago... 62 years ago in NRB with radio, followed by television, but to that has been added satellite radio, satellite television, cable television, webcasting, podcasting, v-casting. Who knows what's next? What's next is what this convention is all about. Looking around here, there's innovation everywhere, even in the Bible itself. We insert your name in the scripture text in over 5000 places. My name? Your name. So, Andrew, everywhere it says Corinne... It would say Andrew. Yeah. pronouns with the individual's name. All we've done is replaced the Oh. So that you know that God loves you. OK. He's talking specifically to you.