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."

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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On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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On Wednesday's TV show, Glenn Beck sat down with radio show host, author, political commentator, and film critic, Michael Medved.

Michael had an interesting prediction for the 2020 election outcome: a brokered convention by the DNC will usher in former First Lady Michelle Obama to run against President Donald Trump.

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