Kresta in the Afternoon – January 24, 2017 – Hour 1

+  Oscar Nominations Released

  • Description: The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were released this morning. La La Land, a romantic musical about an aspiring actress in Los Angeles, leads the way with 14 nominations, including Best Picture. Hacksaw Ridge, the story of Desmond Doss’ heroics at the Battle of Okinawa, has received six nominations. A record six black actors have also been nominated for various honors. We’ll look over the nominations with Steven Greydanus.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Deacon Steven Greydanus
      Steven Greydanus is a Film critic for the National Catholic Register and writes regularly for Catholic Digest and Crux. He is the Co-host of Reel Faith for New Evangelization Television and a longtime member of the Online Film Critics Society. He's also a Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. Visit decentfilms.com
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+  Gosnell: The Untold Story of a Killer (2 segments)

  • Description: In 2013 Dr Kermit Gosnell was convicted of killing four people, including three babies. He's thought to have killed hundreds, if not thousands, more in his 30 years in the abortion industry. He's currently serving three life sentences in prison for the crimes uncovered at his House of Horrors abortion clinic. Ann McElhinney joins us with a look at the investigation that brought him to justice and how compliant politicians allowed him to carry out his grisly trade because they didn't want to "attack abortion."
  • Segment Guests:
    • Ann McElhinney
      Ann McElhinney has written for the Irish Times, the UK Sunday Times and produced documentaries for the BBC, CBC and RTE. She co-produced and directed the documentary FrackNation in 2013.
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    • Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer

      Gosnell is the untold story of America's most prolific serial killer. In 2013 Dr Kermit Gosnell was convicted of killing four people, including three babies, but is thought to have killed hundreds, perhaps thousands more in a 30-year killing spree. ABC News correspondent Terry Moran described Gosnell as "America's most prolific serial killer." Gosnell is currently serving three life sentences (without the possibility of parole) for murdering babies and patients at his "House of Horrors" abortion clinic. This book—now a major movie starring Dean Cain (Lois & Clarke)—reveals how the investigation that brought Gosnell to justice started as a routine drugs investigation and turned into a shocking unmasking of America's biggest serial killer. It details how compliant politicians and bureaucrats allowed Dr. Gosnell to carry out his grisly trade because they didn’t want to be accused of “attacking abortion.” Gosnell also exposes the media coverup that saw reporters refusing to cover a story that shone an unwelcome spotlight on abortion in America in the 21st century. Gosnell is an astounding piece of investigative journalism revealing a coverup among the medical political and media establishments that allowed a killer to go undetected for decades. (learn more)

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