“Jesus: His Life” explores the story of Jesus Christ through a unique lens: the people in his life who were closest to him. Each of the eight chapters is told from the perspective of different biblical figures, all of whom played a pivotal role in Jesus’ life including Joseph, John the Baptist, Mary Mother of Jesus, Caiaphas, Judas Iscariot, Pontius Pilate, Mary Magdalene and Peter. Each figure takes a turn guiding viewers through the emotional and epic story of the most famous man in history, through his birth, death and resurrection, all conveyed through a combination of scripted drama and interviews with prominent religious and historical experts. Utilizing some of the world’s most respected Biblical scholars, historians, faith leaders and theologians, the series weaves together the canonical Gospels, historical sources and cultural context to create a complete portrait of Jesus – the man and the Messiah. The series reveals his journey through a complex world of kings, politicians, reformers and soldiers in a turbulent power struggle during a time of revolutionary change. “Jesus: His Life” brings viewers into this dramatic world to reveal the greatest story ever told. The series premiered two episodes back-to-back weekly beginning on Monday, March 25 at 8pm ET/PT, with the finale airing just before Easter. 2020.
The film is based on a 2015 novel by Las Cruces resident Joe Bullock, which tells the story of a banker who encounters God and goes on a spiritual journey leading him to play in a golf tournament.
The film, set in Las Cruces, follows a banker in the midst of a crisis of faith, played by James Olmos, through a journey guided by a messenger of God, played by George Lopez, culminating in a golf championship called, in Medoff's script, "The Championship of the World Entire," in reference to a Hebrew saying.
The film also stars Edward James Olmos, George Lopez, Kathleen Quinlan, Billy Boyd, and Christopher McDonald, with several New Mexico actors.
After a back-to-school night that became a frenzied fight for survival, seventh grade has finally settled down for Jake, Lucy, and TJ. Of course, there are still your basic Level Three humiliations: awkward hygiene challenges, toxic nicknames, and science fair debacles.
But at least nobody is running for their life. That all changes when dangerous intruders descend on the historic Chicago hotel Jake calls home. After a daring escape, Jake, Lucy, and TJ find themselves fugitives on the run, chasing a series of cryptic messages that lead to a mysterious plot to steal Civil War codes codes that somehow still matter today. Along the way they survive a shocking betrayal and unearth more stunning family secrets.
John O'Leary was expected to die. Now he's teaching people to live.
In the winter of 1987 in the suburbs of Missouri, a typical all-American baseball loving kid, John O'Leary had his world come to a screeching halt. Accidentally, John set himself on fire, burning 100% of his body and was given less than 1% chance of making it through the night. This is the story of how a community, led by famed St. Louis Cardinals announcer Jack Buck, spearheaded a remarkable effort to save John's life and spur him not only to recovery, but after overcoming many personal struggles, to an extraordinary career as a writer and inspirational speaker whose words positively impact thousands of people every year!
In the spirit of Rudy, Soul Surfer, and The Blind Side, this is a tale of how a baseball announcer rallied sport and a city to save the life of one boy; and how that boy, against all odds, grew into a passionate, powerful man who paid it forward a thousand-fold.
John's book ON FIRE was an instant #1 national best seller and is translated into 7 languages.
In the fall of 1950, during the inception of the National Basketball Association, behind closed doors at a board of Governors meeting in New York City, a majority of the NBA team owners vote to keep the league “white”, thus triggering a volatile emotional inner battle that eventually leads Knick coach Joe Lapchick, and Ned Irish, owner of the New York Knicks, to fight the NBA into allowing African American players into the league for the betterment of the game and the fans.
Enter Abe Saperstein. The “PT Barnum” of sports, whose genius creates an unbeatable all-black Harlem Globetrotters team that travel the country destroying every opponent they come across. By fan demand, the NBA crowned champions Minneapolis Lakers are pitted to face the Globetrotters in what is hailed as a true world championship. When the Globetrotters defeat the “white” NBA champions, Coach Lapchick’s mission takes off, but NBA Commissioner Maurice Podoloff makes it clear that “the Globetrotters will never participate as a franchise, and neither will black players!”
Irish argues with the team owners, using ticket sales as his motivation- “The NBA will benefit greatly from the gate draw by allowing black players of the talent caliber the Globetrotters have into the league – the fans will love the entertainment value and the contribution black players will make to the growth of the game is immeasurable.” The idea of drafting black players is rejected vehemently. Unbeknownst to the league, Lapchick and Irish covertly court Globetrotter star Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton, the best basketball player of that era, to join the Knicks franchise. A powerful and dangerous war of politics ensues. Other NBA team owners follow suit - Boston Celtic owner Walter Brown shocks the sports world when he drafts Duquesne African American star Chuck Cooper. In a dramatic turn of events, Washington Capitols owner Bones McKinney drafts African American player Earl Lloyd from American University. A cutthroat and competitive race ensues to see which player will become the first black basketball player to walk onto an NBA court- to create the “Jackie Robinson” of basketball.
The stage is set. Politics and corruption take on an innocent dream as Sweetwater attempts to overcome all odds and risk everything to fulfill his destiny of bringing a “new” game to the world. The triumph of the human spirit that would open doors inspiring the innovative play of iconic greats as Oscar Robertson, Elgin Baylor, Connie Hawkins, Julius Irving, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and the brilliant stars of today’s great game of basketball.
More than a decade after their mother's mysterious death, the Cooper sisters are suddenly forced to confront the secrets that have haunted their family for years. Bailee Cooper is a successful freelance editor who has a chance at romance with her boss, Mark. But, tormented by fears of her past and the specter of her mother's mental illness, Bailee keeps Mark at arm's length. Bailee is also unable to free herself from the feeling that she's responsible for her sisters Greena and Piper. When their father, Tony, orchestrates a surprise reunion at the family vacation house where they last saw their mother alive, Bailee and her sisters are faced with a choice: Leave the past where it lies- or confront Tony about their suspicion that he may have murdered their mother years ago. The sisters confront their father, and he finally reveals the truth: their mother jumped off a hospital roof to her death. This stunning revelation raises more questions, launching Bailee on a quest to uncover another, even darker secret. Wrestling with her repressed memories, Bailee comes to realize that someone was indeed murdered in the Cooper home years ago - but it wasn't her mother. When Mark shows up to comfort Bailee amid her tumultuous family visit, Bailee begins to let her guard down and allows herself to grow closer to him. However, if she can't uncover the truth and overcome her traumatic past, she risks losing everything.
WHALE TALK is the story of TJ (The Tao) Jones, a young black teen determined to live by his own code in the very white city of Spokane, WA. At Cutter High, TJ is a problem to be solved: maverick, trouble-making and maddeningly articulate, TJ is also the school’s most gifted athlete. Though he resists every prodding to join an organized sport, TJ instead enlists a team of outsiders for his new swim team … in a school without a swimming pool His team may never win a race but they learn to define themselves on their terms – finding dignity and friendship in a school that has shunned them…all while TJ becomes an unstoppable force in the pool and out. WHALE TALK is inspiring, hilarious, thrilling, heartbreaking and by its end, truly shocking.