Amazon-Video Comedy Central Showtime Apple TV+ DC Universe Disney Plus YouTube Premium HBO Max Peacock Netflix Vudu HBO Go Hulu Plus Amazon Prime CBS All Access Verizon

Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

Wolf Blitzer to Atheist Tornado Victim on Live TV: "Alright, Don't Thank the Lord"

Not everyone answers to a higher power — or at least that's what CNN's Wolf Blitzer discovered in a live interview with one of the Oklahoma tornado victims.

Nicholas White

Not everyone answers to a higher power — or at least that's what CNN's Wolf Blitzer discovered in a live interview with one of the Oklahoma tornado victims.

On a Tuesday broadcast from Moore, Okla., Blitzer asked a woman named Rebecca if she was thankful to God for saving what little of her house she had left after the ferocious tornado ravaged it. Rebecca escaped her house Monday in her car as the tornado approached, taking her 19-month-old son Anders with her. The only problem? The woman was an atheist.

Watch This Now

Looking for your next binge? TV Guide editors handpick the shows that are actually worth watching and deliver daily recommendations straight to your inbox.

By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Add new fall shows to your watchlist

"You've got to thank the Lord. Do you thank the Lord for that split-second decision?" Blitzer asked her. "I'm actually an atheist," Rebecca said with a shy laugh. "You are? Alright, don't thank the Lord," Blitzer responded. "But you made the right call."

Watch the entire awkward exchange below:

What do you think of the interview?