Hope CNN said “enough” with biased coverage

When Lee Habeeb tells stories, and he tells quite a few, he doesn’t delve into the salacious or dark side of life. There is already too much of this crud. Habeeb also believes in walking in life. Believe the things you say and do them.

Habeeb is the host of Our American Stories, a daily two-hour talk show that profiles American heroes and icons from history, industry, entertainment, sports and culture. The show is distributed by Premiere Networks.

“In the end, be a sermon; don’t preach,” Habeeb said. Reminds me of Atticus Finch in Kill a mockingbird. You can’t talk about integrity if you don’t have it. Some people broke down for a moment, a bad voice in their head. I just want to forgive these people.

Her faith is part of everyday life, but she came to Habeeb later.

“I observed things that cannot be explained,” Habeeb said. “I used to be skeptical of religious people, but I discovered how much good faith did in this world. The abolitionist movement does not happen without believers.

At some point I started to dislike certain things about myself and needed a change. Christianity changed the lives of many men I respected later in life. Many have never talked about it. I want to know what changed them. If anyone is ready, I want to talk to them about it.

He said he was never surprised by the worst actor in a company or business. On Habeeb’s show, one out of three stories is based on faith because faith directs the lives of so many good people in America. Two out of three stories reflect people’s lives.

“I love the people. I love my neighbours. I don’t have answers on the show we’re doing. The world is what it is – we think it’s better than what the news says much better.

On Our American Stories, Habeeb is a history student. Through our past, we can understand our actions and our dreams.

“On our show, we talk about days in history,” Habeeb said. “One day it will be a show about Arnold Palmer, James Madison, the War of 1812, sports and business. We care what the average person thinks. If we talk about free enterprise, we want to know how they formed their thinking on the subject.

It’s the little things people might wonder about that make the show. Ideas come from everywhere.

“I want to know how Home Depot started. How was Pez born? I have a lot of love for the life that others have lived.

For Habeeb, it is about the dignity of work, and he said that there is dignity in every job. If your job is to sweep the floor, sweep it like Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel.

“The primacy of work is important,” explained Habeeb. “It gives meaning to our lives. We may think being a garbage collector is hard work. If you think he’s underpaid, go to the city council and talk about it.

Habeeb likes the word “nostalgia”.

“To paraphrase historian David McCullough, we’re walking through history right now.”

Habeeb is not afraid to tackle controversial topics. It is these discussions that allow us to learn. He spoke of Thomas Jefferson owning slaves, which was the disposition at the time, but said that one should also consider the good things he had done.

“He also accomplished many wonderful things,” Habeeb said. “He drafted the United States Declaration of Independence, established the Free Exercise Clause, authorized the Louisiana Purchase and the Northwest Ordinance. Everyone owned slaves in 1776, but Jefferson wrote “All men are created equal”. Everything is context.

Those who signed the Declaration of Independence were men in their thirties, by today’s standards, young men.

“All of these signatories had a lot to lose,” Habeeb said. “Dr. Benjamin Rush was one of the last to sign the Declaration, and he had a great quote. He said you could feel the silence in the room. They knew they were signing their own suicide pact, a act of treason.

Habeeb explained that there were three types of opinions regarding the American Revolution; A third of the colonies wanted war, a third were against war, and the rest were under their tables hoping they weren’t going to get killed.

Henry Ford was a notorious anti-Semite. Again, Habeeb chooses to look at the potential good side of a man.

“He may have believed in terrible things, but Ford car factories were turned into factories during World War II to create airplanes,” Habeeb said. “It was the arsenal he helped create that was used to wipe out the Nazis. Most unusual people are used for a good end. We lower the dark voices and raise the good voices.

We haven’t had a civil war in this country for a while. Does Habeeb think we are getting closer today?

“Not at all. There may have been 500 hundred idiots who stormed the Capitol and arrested for this, but that doesn’t represent the other 70 million people who voted Republican. Members of Antifa during the protests in the summer of 2020 turned it into riots with their violence.This does not reflect the ideology of the 70 million people who voted Democrat.

Habeeb presents beautiful long and slow stories.

“We’re not trying to create clickbait. We are neither carnal nor salacious. Almost everything we do has nothing to do with politics. We want people to talk to each other. Treat humans differently. There is so much disrespect. These are the challenges of the day. »

Habeeb talked about some of the egregious things that we have done as a society.

“It’s amazing to think that when Duke Ellington was playing at a club in Harlem, he had to enter the room from the back and walk through the kitchen to get on stage. Black people weren’t allowed in the club unless that they don’t serve white people. We did a story about General George Patton,” Habeeb said. “He didn’t use prayer to go to Berlin. I never want to pass judgment. I like to watch the human mind.

Habeeb explained that he was concerned about many things happening in our society. Instead of taking sides and blaming others, he insists on showing rather than telling.

“I’m concerned about young black men growing up without a father,” Habeeb said. “The number and speed of young fatherless boys is staggering. It’s a curse on the sons and they are angry. You have a father who was an alcoholic and beat his son. That’s all they knew “We’ve never seen so many out-of-wedlock birth rates. People tell me the poor family experience is no different than the Great Depression. Those kids had fathers. It’s not the same. thing.”

“Habeeb said that men don’t have the habit of fathering babies and leaving. How to bring this back? It starts with men telling other men they know the pain they are in. They tell them that they can make the decision to stop this cycle in your family. You can father a son, be a grandfather, make the right choices and change your life.

Our American Stories had a show focused on good dads. Not perfect fathers, but good men doing their best. Then they presented a show featuring people without fathers or fathers who drank and beat their children.

“If you only told the good dad stories, people wouldn’t want to listen. You must give equal time. We have to ask ourselves what people did to stop the cycle. These are the stories I want to get. How can we overcome our circumstances?

Habeeb said there are two types of people. Some seek happiness in the pursuit of pleasure. Some find happiness in serving others.

“We did an article on Steve Jobs and wanted to know what made Jobs tick,” Habeeb explained. “We had Walter Isaacson, who wrote a book about Jobs. He said that when he went to Jobs he was very modest. It looked like he had just moved into this place, which was not the case.

Jobs’ wife greeted Isaacson at the door, with no pretense or show of wealth. Jobs wasn’t there for that.

“He was always looking for the next big thing. He lived as he did in his university residence. I learned that we could all have bought Apple stock and been rich today. I don’t blame the people who did this. Most billionaires started with nothing. Jobs was an innovator. He didn’t take anything from anyone. Jobs have never forced anyone to buy a cell phone.

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