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Whatever Happened to America?

Moral Rating: Excellent!
Moviemaking Quality:
Primary Audience: Teens Adults
Genre: Christian Documentary
Length: 1 hr. 30 min.
Year of Release: approx. 1995
USA Release:
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Featuring John Schneider, George Gallup Jr., Gary Bauer, Michael Medved, Dean Jones, Joe Campenella, Ted Baehr, Dick Rolfe, Larry Poland
Distributor Films for Christ

“Whatever Happened to America?” was originally produced by the Southern Baptists under a different title and packaging. It was acquired by Films for Christ in the mid 1990s because of the high production value and quality material this series presents.

Host John Schneider Hosted by John Schneider (of “Dukes of Hazzard” fame, now a Christian), this series breaks into three 30-minute segment:

  1. A CRISIS OF CHARACTER: The Keys to Imparting Values
  2. WHO IS KING OF HOLLYWOOD?: Changing the Values of the Values-Changers
  3. GROWING AGAINST THE GRAIN: How to Have a Great Family in the Digital Age
This series is best used in a group setting where parents can discuss the issues raised and even ideas used by concerned parents in controlling the media influence in their own families. The men featured in this series are well aware of the negative ideas that the media often promotes. They have great insight and present some challenges that many Christian parents would do well to take to heart and practice in their own families.

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Refreshing glimmers of hope are found in this documentary about our troubled culture. …Makes a powerful statement on the necessity of building homes dedicated to the values of God’s Word. …Takes a calm, low-key look at the roots of America’s societal sickness and shows effective ways individual Christians are working to turn things around. …Provides specific ideas for making a difference in one’s own sphere of influence.
Virtue Magazine
…This video’s production values resemble those of the best network news magazines. …ideal for teen and adult classes as well as church libraries. …A commendable attempt to address the problems facing American society and offers ideas for imparting lofty values to the younger generation. The film boldly asserts that government programs are not the answer to crime, violence, and teen pregnancy. “We need to concentrate on our own life and our own families.” …Host John Schneider assures viewers that family values can be restored one person (and one family) at a time.
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