The contestants tackled the Federal Reserve and prescription drugs on tonight’s Pursuit of the Truth

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By Steve Krakauer

We’ve seen the first four semi-finalists in action now, having produced their own sizzle reels and are prepared to present it to the judges. The final two semi-finalists are Chris Bell, who is working on his documentary “Prescription Thugs,” and Kelvin Owens, and his film “An American Intervention.”

Bell’s film is about the rising prescription drug culture – one he feels does not get nearly enough attention. And its one close to his heart – Bell reveals he is a recovering addict himself.

After dealing with some technical issues that delayed the filming of his first interview, Bell got a chance to talk to Jeff Hatch, a former NFL player. Hatch had seen Bell’s previous film, and wanted in for this one. “He understands my story, and he understands me,” Hatch said of Bell.

Later in the episode, Bell came upon an impromptu interview with former professional WWE wrestler Ryan, and it got very emotional as he talked about his connection to Bell’s older brother. Bell’s brother had a “really bad prescription drug problem” himself, reveals Bell, and died as a result. Upon reflecting on all he’d done for his sizzle reel, Bell said, “I just hope the judges react with passion.”

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On the other side of the country, in Georgia, Kelvin Owens was working on “An American Intervention” – and we were learning about Owens as a person. Owens served in Iraq in the Marine Corps, and remains actively involved. That may be why his house is devoid of furniture and excess – just the bare necessities.

He had to deal with two last second interview cancellations, but he kept a positive attitude. While other semi-finalists may have more experience, “I don’t mind being the underdog,” Owens said. And while he’s the underdog, he remained active in all aspects of production, serving, according to someone on his team, in the roles of “producer, director, grip and everything.”

Later in the episode he talked to his son over Skype, and explained the importance of hard work. “That’s what men do, we take care of our business,” he teold his son.

And of his film, Owens said: “We have big issues in this country and it’s going to take big ideas to solve them.”

With the semi-finalists wrapped up, we took one more look in at the other four: David Rufful, Maggie Nilsson, Dan Quigley and Joshua Ligairi. Watch all six sizzle reels, and see the three finalists, next week on “Pursuit of the Truth”!

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  • gary rai

    whats really going on with the economy for you DUMB GLENN BECK FOLLOWERS
    go to youtube and search tony robbins economic warning and he will explain why america is suffering from a demand problem THAT CANNOT BE SOLVED BY SUPPLY SIDE ECONOMICS
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9HLTZdXCu8
     
    youtube search Obama Reduced Taxes, Spending and Deficits – Romney Refuted  youngturks
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBIoBvaDckw
     
     
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkXZBxv1i2I
     
    jon stewart ripping glenn beck

  • Anonymous

    Market economics: Demand is subservient to supply, i.e.: A shortage in supply creates inflation; too many dollars chasing a limited supply of goods.  An excess supply creates price reductions. Glenn vs. Tony?  Glenn wins.

  • Anonymous

    I already seen the Tony Robbins vid, and I’d highly recommend it. 

    The Youngturks are also correct as far as pointing out that G.W. Bush and Obama were/are both big spenders, and Romney’s proposed budget would have been no different, perhaps worse; however, the youngturks prescription for economic recovery is more taxation, which is so incorrect. The youngturks should rename themselves the Young Turkeys.,,,,More taxation will inevitably happen, lots and lots, more, as the government menaces the entrepreneur,  but that tactic will also fail to spark a long-term recovery. 

    Jon Stewart is funny, at times, and the perfect court jester/fool for the American empire,  but he, too, has no concrete answers because he’s just a fool.. 

    Tony Robbins says it best, and I respect his vid; the other vids are mostly a waste of time….

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  • Anonymous

    I already seen the Tony Robbins vid, and I’d highly recommend it. Tony is’t perfect, but overall he is better than most. 

    The Youngturks are also correct as far as pointing out that G.W. Bush and Obama were/are both big spenders, and Romney’s proposed budget would have been no different, perhaps worse; however, the youngturks prescription for economic recovery is more taxation, which is so incorrect. The youngturks should rename themselves the Young Turkeys.,,,,More taxation will inevitably happen, lots and lots, more, as the government menaces the entrepreneur,  but that tactic will also fail to spark a long-term recovery. 
    Jon Stewart is funny, at times, and the perfect court jester/fool for the American empire,  but he, too, has no concrete answers because he’s just a fool.. 
    Tony Robbins says it best, and I respect his vid; the other vids are mostly a waste of time…. if you want to watch an even better vid by Tony, then try this one: Why We Can’t Just Eat The Rich. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…
    If you’ve never seen any of Tony’s videos pertaining to the U.S. budget, know that the one I posted above is by far the most timely. It’s worth viewing. This one vid, by Tony, is worth more than a month of watching Glenn Beck chattering on about the economy…..After watching Tony for 13 min. you’ll understand why America is so, so fucked………

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    Because you can trust everything on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2mjs_gdMAI

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