Tuesday, December 21, 2010

400-408 – Mark Joseph ( Producer, author, talk show host and editor of, is out with his latest The Lion, The Professor And The Movies: Narnia's Journey To The Big Screen [Paperback], and he tells us the real heroes behind the movie:  Doug Gresham (C. S. Lewis's stepson) and the guy who funded it, Philip Anschutz.

Product Description – On December 12th 2005 Hollywood woke up to discover that The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe had experienced the second largest December opening in film history. In a few short months it went on to become the largest-grossing film in history in the international marketplace. Thus began the opening shot in a 10-year saga that may see all seven books in the Narnia series on the big screen. But where did these films come from? How were they made? How did these become some of the biggest films in history? Why did it take so long to bring them to the big screen? How were they marketed? What is the message of the films? How did Disney, a studio targeted for boycott by the Religious Right, become the distributor? Who was C.S. Lewis and what did he believe? All of these questions and more will be answered in The Lion, The Professor & The Movies: Narnia's Journey To The Big Screen.

• Mark Joseph, Huffington Post (12/5/2010) The True Heroes of Narnia.

• TIME (12/12/2010) Box Office: Yawns for Narnia, Tsuris for The Tourist.

413-423 – Larry Marino, in the KKLA Weather Center.

(:47) Narnia 2. (Liam Neeson as the voice of Aslan with Lucy clip- "in your world, I have another name.")

428-437 – Mark Joseph, upcoming movie called Doonby staring John Schneider.

443-452 – Mark Joseph,

458-508 – Dane Johnson, one of the pastor's out at Christ's Church of the Valley (, talks about their free JOY program playing this week at CCV (go to for tickets), and he extends a special offer that may be a God-send for some of my listeners.  If your family, or perhaps a family you know, is going through an especially difficult time this Christmas, they have some resources available for a limited number of families they'd like to make available from the CCV family.  Call Dane at 626-826-2861 after we're done here, and let's see what God will do.

• JOY Shows:   Tuesday night at 7pm, two shows Wednesday and Thursday nights at 5pm and 7pm, then four shows on Christmas Eve at 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, and 11pm.  Childcare is available for ages 3 and under for all shows but the 11pm Christmas Eve show.

512-523 – Larry Marino, in the KKLA Weather Center.

Calls.  How have you been blessed by your "Secret Santa"?  If it was anonymous, what would you want to say to the person that blessed you?

528-539 – Calls.

544-554 – Calls.

554 – Robert Micone & Bill O'Connor "The Money Guys" from Applied Financial Planning at 866-SEEK-COUNSEL, (866-733-5268,

558-608 – Calls.

612-623 – Larry Marino, in the KKLA Weather Center.  Calls.

628-639 – Calls.

644-656 – Calls.

• Fox News (12/21/2010) FCC Approves Plan to Regulate Internet.

• WSJ (12/21/2010) FCC Gives Government Power to Regulate Web Traffic.

• Pat Buchanan, Townhall (12/21/2010) Christian Rout in the Culture War.

• Frank Donatelli, Washington Times (12/20/2010) Good riddance to the 111th Congress: Liberal body leaves a legacy of financial disaster.

• AP (12/21/2010) Census shows slowing US growth, brings GOP gains.  Our total population, legal and illegal, on April 1, 2010 was 308,745,538.  Our total public debt, not counting Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, is$13,868,461,000,000.  This means, our debt per person is now $44,918.74.  Each of the House's 435 seats will represent 710,767 people (except for Wyoming, which only has a total population of 563,626).  Republicans look to gain 7 seats from the Democrats.

The Census Bureau announced Tuesday that the nation's population on April 1 was 308,745,538, up from 281.4 million a decade ago. The growth rate for the past decade was 9.7 percent, the lowest since the Great Depression. The nation's population grew by 13.2 percent from 1990 to 2000.

The 2010 count represents the number of people — citizens as well as legal and illegal immigrants — who called the U.S. their home on April 1.

// In all, the census figures show a shift affecting 18 states taking effect when the 113th Congress takes office in 2013.

Texas will gain four new House seats, and Florida will gain two. Gaining one each are Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington.

Ohio and New York will lose two House seats each. Losing one House seat are Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Florida will now have as many U.S. House members as New York: 27. California will still have 53 seats, and Texas will climb to 36.