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Who will be America’s next great documentary filmmaker? We got closer to an answer this week as the six finalists in the Pursuit of the Truth completion were revealed. The six contestants moving forward were revealed to be:

Joshua Ligairi – Plan 241

Chris Bell – Prescription Thugs

Dan Quigley - As Much Truth As One Can Bear (formerly: The Journey of Mina)

Maggie Nilsson – Mine: The Lost Padres Legend

David Rufful - The Dartmouth Review Pleads Innocent

Kelvin Owens - An American Intervention

So now that we’re out of the interview/pitch phase of the competition, things kicked into high gear as each of the six hopefuls have been charged with filming a two-minute sizzle reel for their documentary. Over the next three weeks, each episode will focus on two of the contestants as they go out in the field and try to get the material they need with limited time and resources. Who has what it takes?

This week, the action focused on Maggie Nilsson and David Rufful as they each went to get the material they needed to convince the judges they were worthy of moving forward in the competition. They each faced unique challenges – from problems with location, equipment, and their own documentary subjects.

In New York City, David Rufful assembled a small team consisting of an interviewer, a cinematographer, and a technician to go out and interview two former Dartmouth Review alums, including 2016: Obama’s America director Dinesh D’Souza. For David and his proposed documentary, the interview with D’Souza is a key piece to bringing a big name to support his idea. After all Obama’s America is the fourth-highest grossing domestic documentary of all time.

Of course, not everything went as planned as David and his team made their way across the streets of New York City. Their first interview subject, Emily Esfahani Smith, kept looking away from the Melanie, the interviewer, and directing her answers at David, resulting in some weird visuals for her interview. Later, the team had trouble navigating the streets of New York City and didn’t anticipate the traffic problems that could have potentially delayed their key interview with D’Souza.

Watch what happened with D’Souza in the clip below:

On the other side of the country, in the California desert, Maggie Nilsson and her crew set off to find a cursed mine filled with hidden treasure.

Sound a little unbelievable? If you were watching the episode, you might just believe that the area is cursed with some bad-luck inflicting juju.

First, the rental car that Maggie used couldn’t make it up the desert road to the mine. Then, she lost the battery to her lighting equipment when she tried to get some of the crucial shots of the interior of the mine. She lost crucial daylight and didn’t get all of the images she set out to capture. And then at the end, her main subject, Myron, was unable to nail a crucial line when he related the legend of the cursed mine that he heard as a young man.

Yeah. Cursed.

Or it could be some of judge’s concerns about her lack of filmmaking experience coming to the forefront.

Watch some of Maggie’s trouble below:

With all the trouble they encountered, will David or Maggie have a shot at moving on to the next round?

Next Week: Josh Ligairi goes to prison and Dan Quigley goes to a bar as they try to become the next great documentary filmmaker!

Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

Watch the video clip below or find the full episode here.


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During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

Watch the video below for more:


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Countless corporations — from Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Porsche to UPS and LinkedIn — are calling out the Georgia voting laws, calling them "restrictive," "racist," and "discriminative." Meanwhile, words like "stakeholder" and "equitable" are starting to show up in their arguments.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck gave the "decoder ring" for what's really going on here, because our society is being completely redesigned in front of our eyes.

There's a reason why all these big businesses are speaking out now, and it has very little to do with genuine ideology, Glenn explained. It's all about ESG scores and forcing "compliance" through the monetization of social justice.

Glenn went on to detail exactly what ESG scores are, how they're calculated, and why these social credit scores explain the latest moves from "woke" companies.

Watch the video below to hear Glenn break it down:

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