One contestant heads to prison, the other to a bar on this week's Pursuit of the Truth

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By Steve Krakauer

We enter the second episode featuring our semi-finalists with a look at two vastly different filmmakers and subjects for their films. Joshua Ligairi, making the film "Plan 241," is based in Utah, and will focus on a militia leader in Alaska who was arrested by the FBI for what he said, not what he did. Dan Quigley, who is directing the renamed-film "As Much Truth As One Can Bear," is based in New York City, and will focus on the journey of a transgender heavy metal rocker.

Their task as semi-finalists is to complete a two-minute sizzle reel, giving the judges and the audience a taste of what would be to come. Will they make the cut to become finalists?

Ligairi had a tough task to find relevant subjects for his movie, especially in such a short amount of time. He had three prospective people to interview - but all were imprisoned around the country. WIth that challenge on the table, the major issue he encountered was separate but no less daunting - he ran out of gas while on the road.

Ligairi worked that out, and began shooting some recreation scenes in a decommissioned prison. The look and feel was important - Ligairi hoped it wouldn't look like a "lame PBS thing." Following the shot there, he spent some time with his wife and two young kids before heading out for Alaska.

Over in Brooklyn, Dan Quigley was working on his sizzle reel at a bar/performance space, with Mina Cuputo, his film subject. Mina was formerly Keith Cuputo, lead singer of the band "Life of Agony" - that once was so big it toured with Metallica.

Dealing first with sound issues, then with hopeful bar patrons and finally with dogs, it was tough to get through interview #1 of the day. But with one done, and another with noted rock producer and talent scout Michael Alago, it was time for a quick Mina performance. "I would have to die for this film not to get made," said Quigley.

Will these two filmmakers make it to the finals? Find out in two weeks! But first, next week's episode features Chris Bell's film on prescription drugs and Kelvin Owens' film on the economy.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

Watch the video clip below to hear Stewart explain:

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

Watch the video clip below to catch the conversation:

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn explained why he wouldn't be surprised to see our supply chain collapse and empty shelves in America in the near future. Shortages are already wrecking our economy, China (where many of our goods are still made) is facing an energy shortage, and the Biden administration sure seems to be doing everything it can to make things worse.

Glenn noted a serious warning from American CEO Mike Beckham: "There's a major storm brewing in the supply chain," Beckham wrote on Twitter.

Thanks to China's centrally planned system, electricity shortages are causing huge delays in product manufacturing. In fact, some items are facing a 33 percent cut in production. "It could dramatically impact every [American's] life next year. But almost no one knows about it yet," Beckham warned.

Glenn went on to explain exactly what this means for you — and what you can do to prepare.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn break it down:


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