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The gruesome car-jacking, rape, torture and murders of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom have rarely left the spotlight here at home in the six years since it happened.

But in the rest of the country, the story did not get the national media coverage many, including the family, felt it deserved.

Tuesday evening, the Christian and Newsom families received some renewed national exposure on host Glenn Beck's online program on theblaze.com.

The Christian and Newsom families sat down with Beck in Dallas for an in-depth interview about what happened to their children in January 2007.

Earlier this month a caller on Beck's radio show alerted him to the story and asked why he and many other national media outlets did not cover the story with the same interest they have so many other recent cases.

On his show last week, he apologized for not covering the case when it happened and explained to his viewers the details of the rape, torture, and murders of the couple.

On Tuesday's episode, he gave the Christian and Newsom families the opportunity to share in their own words what they've been through to his audience.

Beck got emotional during the interview, especially when the Christians talked about the final phone call to their daughter.

"How many times have you played that phone call in your head?" Beck asked, choking up.

"Eight to 10 times a day," Gary Christian, Channon's father, said. "The last thing I said was, 'I love you.' The last thing she said was, 'I love you more.'"

He also asked them questions about what they've learned from their children's murders and what they would share with others.

"What should people take away from this?" Beck asked.

"People should realize this could happen to them," said Mary Newsom, Chris' mother.

"And teach your kids how to protect themselves and be aware of the situation," said Deena Christian, Channon's mother.

After the interview, 10News caught up with the families at the airport.

They said the 48-minute interview was too short to tell their entire story. But they added any chance they get to tell others about Channon and Chris, they seize the opportunity.

"We've traveled 1,500 miles today and if someone wants to invite us tomorrow we'll travel 1,500 more miles to tell our story," said Hugh Newsom, Chris' father.

Gary Christian said the recent media attention to the Trayvon Martin case made him question why the national media put the spotlight on some cases and not others.

He said he wished they too could have had that opportunity, but says the Beck interview was better late than never.

You can watch the full interview on theblaze.com for a fee.

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