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>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. [ bells ] >> a poignant day of remembrance for john f. kennedy. as afghan leaders meet, washington turns up the heat for a security pact. secretary of state john kerry is heading to geneva for security talks with iran. >> america paused to remember one of its darkest moments 50 years ago, the day president
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john f. kennedy was assassinated in dallas. the sun was shining when the president and mrs. kennedy arrived in 1963. today rain fell in dallas as thousands gathered to mark the spot of that grim anniversary. many flocked to kennedy's gravesite where the eternal flame continues to still burn. heidi, what was it like to be in dallas on this day? >> tony, you said grim and that's a good word to describe it. indeed, it was cold, wet, and very historic, and this weather couldn't keep back the 5,000 ticket holders. members of the public who had access to this event out of 14,000 who applied for access. this taking place at the plaza at the foot of the texas depository. that's that red building.
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you see the sixth level window where lee harry oswald shot out of that window hitting president kennedy and killing him with that third shot. it was distinguished because of this weather. people did hear from careful mccullough who recited some of the same speeches from jfk and remarked on the significance of those words even today. >> much of this said' applies no less to half a century ago and will continue, let us hope, to be taken to heart far into the future. gone but not forgotten is the hold e progression for de parted heroes. but if not forgotten, they are not gone. >> reporter: now mccullough was the only national figure to
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take the stage today. this was significant because this was a dallas hosted event. the mayor also took the stage explaining how that history of being in the city that hosted the assassination of john f. kennedy forever marred dallas even though the city is now trying to redeem itself. >> hope and hatred childe collin in dallas. in our front yard our president had been taken from us, taken from his family, taken from the world. >> reporter: now of course the moment that marked the ceremony today was the moment of silence and the bells ringing all over the city of dallas. tony, those were emotional moments where people in the crowd i saw wiping away tears. in the mayor's own words was this day the climate fittingly
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having the rain weeping as well. take a listen. [ bells ringing ] >> reporter: now the city wanted this short and quick. the rain, unfortunately, aided in that. they had to bridge some of the portions including a planned flyover that would have ended the ceremony. crews are packing up as dallas commerates this occasion and moves forward. >> heidi, i'm curious. why hasn't there ever been a memorial at the plaza before today? >> i think it's the troubled relationship dallas has with this dark history. indeed, this is where the assassination occurred. but they know this is what draws many tourists to the city, the
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museum that commerates the president is one of the biggest sites in the city. they can't ignore the fact, but make the best of it with this solemn occasion. >> heidi zhou cast row. thank you so much. others are remembering kennedy's death. his granddaughter laid a wreath at the place where the magna carta was signed. and in germany, a group of lawmakers laid a wreath in jfk's honor. it was in berlin before a crowd of a million germans over the midst of a cold war. and his daughter citizen serving as u.s. ambassador. she's continuing her father's public service in a commemoration in tokyo.
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visitors with folded paper origami crane. on that day kennedy was on a two-day five-city tour. randall pinkston looks back at how the fateful trip all unfolded. >> at a breakfast at the fort worth chamber of commerce, john f. kennedy spoke of the future for his country. >> i think we'll continue to do as we have done in our past, our duty. >> reporter: 30 miles away, 19-year-old fraser drove lee harry oswald to work. the 24-year-old oswald placed a long package in the backseat. curtain rods, he said. at 11:35 a.m. air force one landed in dallas. >> the usual welcoming committee presents mrs. kennedy with a
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bouquet of red roses. >> reporter: a crowd of 2,000 greeted the president and mrs. kennedy at the airport. >> they break right away and come right up to the fence. >> mrs. kennedy dressed in a favorite of hers, a pink suit. one that will soon become a symbol of courage and grief. >> reporter: it was a sunny day, so the secret service removed the car's bubbled top. just before noon an estimated 150,000 cheering spectators craned for a look at the president and first lady. no secret service agents were in their car. at the request of president kennedy who told his detail. >> if i didn't get out and shake hands with the people i couldn't get elected dog catcher. i didn't want the agented riding on the back of the car. >> reporter: seconds before. >> he turned to the president and said, mr. president, you
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certainly can't say that dallas doesn't love you. >> and then the gunshots that changed history. [ gunfire ] >> it appears as though something has happened. >> reporter: agent cli clint hil jumped on the limousine as the car rushed to the hospital. 0 minutes later doctors at parkland conceded they could not save the president. >> from dallas texas the flash official, president kennedy died at 1:00 p.m. central standard time. 2:00 eastern standard time. some 38 minutes ago. >> reporter: the death of president kennedy seems to be the first dramatic news event to be reported on television non-stop. for four days the networks suspended regular programming to cover the tragedy. and a traum traumatized nation
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watched. >> he said he saw the rifle being pulled back in. >> reporter: the police quickly found the rifle. after lee harry oswald left the book depository he made his way home and grabbed a pistol. he crossed paths with an agent who stopped oswald for questioning. many witnesses saw oswald firing four times killing the officer before running away. 90 minutes before the president being shot, oswald, a marine marksman was arrested. when the police placed the rifle of oswald he was accused of killing the president. >> i emphatically deny these charges. >> reporter: mrs. kennedy with vice president lyndon johnson assumed leadership of the nation. >> this is a sad time for all people. we have suffered a loss that cannot b be believed.
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>> reporter: then another shot on live television, jack ruby shot and killed oswald as he was being moved from the jail. in washington the memorial services began. and americans mourned their slain command center chief. randall pinkston, al jazeera. >> as randall mentioned, john f. kennedy is not the only death who is being remembered today. lee harry oswald also shot officer ti tippet. tell us more about the late officer tippet. >> reporter: yes, tony, he was an 11-year veteran of the dallas police officer on patrol looking for a burglary suspect.
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he sees oswald walking down the street. doesn't know anything about him. as you heard, oswald shot him four times. he was later found a couple of blocks away at the texas theater. he was immediately taken into custody for tippet's murder, and it would be hours later when he would become the suspect for kennedy's murder. because of the rain, wind, and cold they decided to bring the vigil here. joining us will be officers not just from dallas but from across the state, and j.d. tippet's widow who is expected to speak at the vigil. >> stay with us for our coverage of the assassination of president kennedy that will continue. we'll take a look at the conspiracy theories that still swirl around kennedy's death to this hour.
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secretary of state john kerry in geneva to join day three of the iran's nuclear program. and russian foreign minister arrived and met with e.u. representatives. they say progress is being made. they say there is room for optimism but a major sticking point in negotiations is what iran calls it's right to nuclear enrichment. afghan president hamid karzai is rejects u.s. demands that he sign an agreement by the end of the year. tribal leaders are reviewing the deal to keep u.s. troops in afghanistan until 2024. the afghan leader wants the deal on the table agreed to by the loya jirga, but he doesn't want to sign it. how is that going over the white house? >> he doesn't want to sign it. he wants to wait for elections next year, next airline in afghanistan. the white house, u.s. administration, the military,
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all say no way. that is a bad idea. you're right, president obama had written a letter to m hamid karzai, his counterpart in afghanistan, and president obama tried to follow through on the promise to end combat operations in afghanistan. now america's longest war. he wants to end those combat operations by the end of next year. to do it they have to have a basic security agreement. they call it a bsa. where will u.s. forces remain in afghanistan? what will their duties be? what kind of constraints are they going to be operating under, and how many rules and how many troops are going to be left? all this, the president said, in a letter to karzai, has been agreed. car guy says, not so fast. i'm not going to sign it. leave it for the next president. bad idea said the president, the white house spokesman jay carney
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said this. >> the agreement took place over a long period of time. many, many issues were discussed, and negotiated and resolved with president ca karzi and other afghan leaders. the text that we have now agreed upon, which is being present to the loya jirga, we believe it presents good faith negotiated agreement, and it is our final offer. >> it's hard to say where the political posturing begins and ends in this thing. the jirga that has gathered in kabul that president karzai recommend approve it, that decision is expected sunday. the only question now is will they recommend that it be signed before the end of the year or after elections in afghanistan in april. >> okay, i was going to ask you about the sticking points, but is immunity for u.s. troops, is that the main sticking point that still has to be resolved?
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>> reporter: there are two sensitive points. one is the immunity for u.s. troops if they violate afghan law, where will they be tried? of course the united states said they will not be tried in afghan courts. that's something that the military or american officials will handle internally. that by and large has been agreed to, as well as this other sensitive issue, this came up by the loya jirga, the nighttime raids into the homes of afghan afghanis. that i bthat may be the biggest. >> in egypt thousands of muslim brotherhood supporters took to the streets in new protest. two people have been killed and 15 injured. the demonstrations were marking the bloody crackdown 100 days ago after the ouster of president mohamed morsi. 16 people were killed in those clashes.
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>> meteorologist: i'm meteorologist dave warren. normally we would not be focusing so much on a storm that could potentially develop, but considering it's thanksgiving, we'll tell what you could be developing. next tuesday there could be a storm developing in the gulf, and the track watching this closely. it looks to be continuing to turning up the coast. whether it will go further inland or along the coast will have a big impact, but it looks like we'll be dealing with a big storm wednesday and thursday. the impacts of this looks like travel delays. it could be mainly rain with low clouds and a big storm developing, a lot of airlines could see significant delays next wednesday as the storms tracks off the southeast coast into new england. on thursday by that time the storm could be off eastern canada but it will intensify.
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the pressure drops rapidly. now you'll start to see a gusting wind. it could be dry, but look for a windy day. this storm really intensifying to see wind gusts at 50 to 60 mph. what does this mean for you? over the next few days if you have travel plans watch the latest forecast. we'll look at new information and continue the update the forecast throughout the weekend and through next week. now freezing rain and an area of freezing rain in oklahoma. more to come with winter weather advisories with the forecast coming up. >> thank you. still to come, the city by the bay tries to nudge out motown as the new center for automation, and a wife of a soldier pleads.
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>> a half century has passed since president kennedy's death. but for many it remains a vivid
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memory. much of the tragedy played out on television, including a home movie, here is our walter cronkite announced that the president had died. >> the flash official. president kennedy died at 1:00 p.m. central standard time. 2:00 eastern standard time. some 38 minutes ago. >> well, for some questions still linger as to who killed kennedy and why. that despite the official conclusion that a lone assassin, lee harry oswald was responsible. heidi zhou castro looks at the conspiracy. >> i emphatically deny these charges. >> before lee harry oswald could be tried for president kennedy's
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assassination, he was shot while on television. the scene was set for 50 years of suspicions and a nagging question. how could oswald, a withdrawn loner, be the one person responsible for killing the most powerful man in the world? and what could explain this strange chain of events. >> there was ambition on the part o of the younger lawyers to find a conspiracy if there was one. >> reporter: howard was one of those young lawyers assigned to support the warren commission charged with investigating jfk's death. the conclusion it reached ten months later that oswald acted alone and that no conspiracy existed. that analysis has been de rided and questioned ever since. >> obviously the commission was not flawless. and the members of the commission not perfect, but everyone put their energies wholly in the project.
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they had a determination to find out the truth. >> reporter: an important part of the investigation was this famous home movie shot by a bystander, abraham zapruder. the commission examined it frame by frame determining both bullets that hit kennedy came from the back. >> those shots came from sixth floor window where oswald worked. however the house elect committee concluded in 1979 that oswald may have had a partner. the government investigated for nine more years before officially closing the case, citing a lack of pervasiv persue evidence. >> chose conclusion versus left the door open for thousands of books arguing for alternate explanations and helped make it part of the american culture.
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questioning whether airplanes really brought down the twin towers in 9/11, and also a book called "where's the birth certificate." >> the warren report was created, i believe, not to find the truth but designed to convict lee harry oswald in a absentia. of course, allowed those in the c.i.a. who wanting to ahead with their plans on wars like vietnam, to kill kennedy and replace him with lyndon johnson, who was more than happy to fight lying, c.i.a. wars. >> i think these people are dealing in fantasies. the commission were men of intelligence and credentials who wanted to find out the truth.
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>> reporter: yet, conspiracy theories continue to breed. there is a legacy of a murder that shook the world. heidheidi zhou castro, dallas. >> earlier i spoke with the former chair woman of the commission civil rights about kennedy's views on the civil rights movement early in his presidency, and his evolving relationship with martin luther king. >> he traveled the road from that beginning, and thinking things wouldn't work out. and sort of dissing, as we say these days, martin luther king to try to get him to do something. to the point we know after the letter from the birmingham jail and all that happened in birmingham he gave that speech about the civil rights issue being a moral issue and decided to do something. >> you can see the full interview coming up at 6:00 p.m. eastern time.
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>> on wall street the records just keep on coming. the dow with another finish over 16,000. the blue chips gaining 17 points. and the s&p closing at an all time high. seven weeks of gains o after boosts of job openings and if you're looking for one of those new-just-released xbox one game console, microsoft executive says the demand is so great there likely won't be enough for those hoping to have bun for christmas. the x-box one launched after sony's playstation four. and playstation is cutting back on its movie, saying they can make more money on television production and operating tv
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channels. sony will only release 20 movies necnext year and four in the buy summer months. what was it like in wall street. take a look at a this picture that captures the moments after traders got the news that president kennedy had been shot. a short time later executives ended the session early, and you're looking at a photo at the moment of nyse shut down that day at 2:07 eastern time. ♪ >> so michael eaves is here with the latest on the legal troubles of one of the top athletes in the country. >> reporter: people are waiting for the decision on how this is going to go forward. the florida prosecutor leading the investigation into an alleged sexual assault involving
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jamis winston. state attorney william meggs who met with the accuser earlier this week said today four or five things need to be done before any conclusions are drawn. meanwhile, florida state is said to host idaho on saturday. in baseball a decision on alex rodriguez's grievances against major league baseball recording his suspension should come sometime in january. both sides rested their cases yesterday with rodriguez never giving any testimony. his attorneys said they would challenge the ruling in federal court. every fan that is heading to a major league baseball game next season shoul should expecto through a metal detecter. some aspects of the screening will be left up to the individual teams. coming up later we'll see now jfk's assassination affected the national sports scene in the days after those tragic days in dallas.
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>> thanks. coming up on al jazeera america, a bacteria threatens citrus crops around the world.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. here is a look at your top stories. in afghanistan, thousands of tribal elders are reviewing a draft security agreement while the white house is saying the deal must be signed as soon as possible. the agreement would keep thousands of u.s. troops in afghan. president hamid karzai wants to delay the signing of the deal until after elections early next year. in egypt two people have been killed and 15 wounded and thousands of muslim brotherhood supporters took to the streets to mark the protest 100 days ago in which 600 people were killed. idallas, texas, held it's first memorial ceremony.
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now for the missing on a missing veteran. the korean government confirmed it had detained an american. they did not name the american but he was taking off last month heading home after a nine-day trip to north korea. today his wife asked the north north korean government to release his husband. secretary of state john kerry is traveling to geneva to join day three of negotiations of iran's nuclear program, and just to arrive in geneva, there are still a number of differences that need to be worked out at the top of that list what iran calls it's right to uranium enrichment.
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with me former undersecretary of state for political affairs. ambassador. great to see you. thank you for being on the program with me today. what do you make of these developments? >> first of all thank you very much for having me. secretary kerry in have concluded that this is worth the try and worth the efforts to go to geneva to see if they can bring some of these differences and narrow them and bring agreement out there. that's the hard work of diplomacy. that's what you would expect. i think you're right to say that there are a lot of things left to do. we don't know too much from geneva. there has been a news blackout from the last couple of days and media has been kept far away, so there is still lots to learn from there. >> i can't remember what your answer was to this question the last time you were on this program, i'll ask it again.
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what do you think the chances are of these talks ending in a deal? >> i don't know the percentages but i was thinking about this today, i think it's harder today than two weeks ago in a sense that public opinion i think in the united states and you can see it in the senate and the house, has gotten a little bit harder with the supreme leader of iran said about the united states and israel, and i think it will make it difficult to come to an agreement, and clearly they're down to the hard issues. i would say that secretary kerry has said it on a number of occasions. you got to play the diplomacy out, and it's hard diplomacy, but they have to do it. >> you said yesterday that the iranians are going to cave on everything,en center fuji centee
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the iranians are about to cave on everything because president rouhani's, well, his presidency depends on this deal. what do you make that have analysis from an iranian? >> we'll see when it comes to writing things on paper. i think what is clear though is the very tough american and international sanctions is what has brought the iranians there. those need to be kept. it's good to be back by force, it's good to be backed by hard things like sanctions. if the iranians have made the implantation that it's timimplio make. let them make it. and that they can achieve the objectives that iran does not get a nuclear weapon. >> and are they playing this right by threatening more
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sanctions, and is israel playing this right by playing for the end of the program. >> in my experience if you go into one of these diplomatic negotiations and you have people like harry read or the israelis saying be tougher, be tougher, that's a helpful thing and it doesn't harm you at all. >> ambassador, it's great to have you on the program again. thank you for your time. >> thank you very much. scotland yard said it's the worse case of modern day slavery they had ever seen. three women held captive for three decades. the women say they were enslaved in this london neighborhood. they were allowed outside only to hang laundry or help with heavy shopping. the youngest woman lived her entire 30 year life as a slave. one secretly reached out to an anti-slavery group that arranged their rescue. and the death toll of a roof
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collapse, and 50 people have died including three firefighters in the capital of riga. three dozen people were hurt. the supermarket was filled with shoppers. several firefighters were trapped when a second part of the roof collapsed. latvia has declared a day of mourning. richelle? >> reporter: thank you so much. the death toll in the philippines has risen to 5,000 people that makes typhoon haiyan the most disastrous typhoon in the history. not getting enough sleep can pose serious health risk to men. men who don't sleep enough are likely to die from health-related issues. and not getting enough deep sleep is just as bad. three satellites launched
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from russia today and will study the earth's magnetic field and the shield protecting the planet from solar radiation. a piece from the eiffel tower is for sale. one of 24 sections from the building's original unveiling in paris in 1889. a section sold for $73,000. did you buy that? >> no, i don't have the funds for it, and that's interesting. it's been removed, up for auction, and okay, build a house around it. >> reporter: you have big plans. >> thanks, richelle. the detroit is the heart of american auto industry. but the future of hybrid and electric vehicles may be elsewhere. san francisco has become the new hip hub for start up companies
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hoping to bring excitement to the rode. >> welcome to silicon valley. sure you have google and facebook, but you've also got this, an all electric creation, a different type of tech start up. the rd begins production on its first thousand motorcycles next year. >> right now is a really exciting moment in hardware because there is a new hardware start up revolution going on in the bay area. >> the company caught the attention of chrysler. and its warehouse and designers are challenging industry convention in design and electric battery development. start ups like crd motorcycles just three years old have come up with high tech innovations that will have real applications for the entire automotive industry. it's an exciting time as san francisco takes the lead in electric vehicle development.
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tesla has led the electric pack. sales have skyrocketed but it's innovations have come along with unexpected issues including battery fires and federal safety probe. still there is no doubt the company is energizing electric entrepreneurs. >> tesla proved to a very skeptical world that electric vehicles did have a place. >> far from detroit orbit motor heads here have come up with crazy creations. >> we are a start up vehicle company creating self balancing electric motorcycle or two-wheel car. >> it drives like a traditional car but balances with a normal steering wheel. they hope to have it recognized as a separate vehicle class. such innovation versus not only caught the attention of detroit,
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but detroit has come out west. it's labs opened last year. >> we needed to be in silicon valley to have access to the talent base and software, but also to partner with companies, and really just experience i would say work in a very different way than we trillionly work in dearborn. >> the scooter prototype, younger consumers have changing habits. many prefer alternative transportation over bumper to bumper commutes. that's where these electric enterprises might win. >> i kind of feel that technologically san francisco is going to be the next electric detroit. >> from scrappy beginnings to setting the industry agenda will take time. for now companies here have more modest designs. but if the future is len trick it looks bright in silicon
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valley. >> how does sports help a nation recover from tragedy? michael eaves has that story next. >> start with one issue education... gun control... the gap between rich and poor... job creation... climate change... tax policy... the economy... iran... healthcare... ad guests on all sides of the debate. >> this is a right we should all have... >> it's just the way it is... >> there's something seriously wrong... >> there's been acrimony... >> the conservative ideal... >> it's an urgent need... and a host willing to ask the tough questions >> how do you explain it to yourself? and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story next only on al jazeera america
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>> i think we mentioned just a couple of minutes ago in the business block that the inde th, stocks getting a bit of a boost from positive job numbers. more on that with ali velshi and his "real money" team tonight at
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7:00 p.m. eastern time. america's citrus crops are literally under attack. something has been killing half of florida's oranges, grate fruits, and now it is hitting california's orange groves. a team of scientists are trying to find a way of to stop it from happening. >> growers call it citrus greening. it leaves the fruit half green, misshapenned and sour: it was first found in asia, and it attacked in 2005, and plaguing citrus grows. for decades no one knew the cause of the disease. but they suspected a tiny insect that feeds on the leaves. it was in 1971 when it was confirm it was a bacteria that thrives in the gut of the bug
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that causes the disease. >> when he feeds on that tissue or on that young growth, and he transmits that bacteria through there, it's trouble. >> travis murphy the president of river country citrus which has 600 acres of different invitevarieties of citrus. >> we've already picked this fruit once and you can see a lot of wasted energy, this fruit will never make it to market. >> the disease can spread quickly through the orchards. travis told me that 100% of his groves are now, in fact,ed. >> is this something that worries you dale. >> i daily, at night. there is probably a spot in my bed where it's worn pretty good from sleepless nights. >> well, joining me live from seattle, washington, is "techknow" contributor marita
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davis. good to see you. good to have you back on the program again. >> thanks, tony. good to see you, too. >> i got to start, once a grove is infected, what is that, sit crews greening. once the grove is infected, how do you return a grove, a tree back to health? >> so tony there, is no known cure. right now there is no known cure for the citrus greening deed. there are only mitigating strategies. there is no cure at all. it's a big deal. it's starting to decimate those citrus groves in florida. >> tell bus this super high tech approach of killing the bad bugs, but is it toxic to other insects and why isn't it being done more? used more? >> reporter: yeah, so agriculture researchers have had to a triage to start to understand and come up with solutions to combat the disease.
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one of them is a high tech thing that you referred to. it's called rna, a natural process involved in all of our living cells to combat viruses. but what it can do is violence gene expression. and so what researchers have done is they've developed a molecule that essentially mimics the virus, causes--it targets the specific part of the genome in this bug that is spreading the disease, and it silences genes and kills them. it's silencing genes that are vital to their living system. >> it's not toxic to the other insects, is just isn't? that's the deal here? >> that's the big question. the argument that researchers have is that no, it's not. because its targeting that specific part of their genome that is unique of that one insect, it's not toxic to anything else, but i do think that-- >> go ahead.
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>> i do think that it's up to the consumers, i believe, to decide whether that is a type of solution that will take hold. >> and then there is this genetically modified solution. will you tell us about that? i guess there aren't many folks who are willing to step up and speak on it. >> sure, yeah, this is one other thing that is extremely controversial across the board. anything gm is controversial. in this case, researchers are developing a transgenic approach where they're taking the gene from spinach that produces a protein that is anti-bacterial, and introducing it into the genome of the insect. so it's a transgenic approach. highly terrible but it seems to be the main, the one way that we can really combat this disease, which again has no cure, and is really starting to be devastating. >> great to see you.
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it's a great show, "techknow," you guys are so young and so smart, it's just making me sick. they are. just so young, so smart. sunday, 7:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. pacific time. "techknow." ♪ >> michael eaves is here with a day in sports. 50 years ago, um, the nfl, the sports world had a big decision to make. >> yes, and since then we've seen sports play in that from sailing, football, swimming and golf. john f. kennedy is likely the most athletic president in the history of the office, but his love of sports went beyond participation. kennedys with ankennedys with an and sports fan. he attended several events during his time as senator as well as president, 1962 he tended the america's cup in rhode island and threw out the first pitch for the major league
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american all star game and in the wake of jfk's assassination sports were front and center in how the nation responded and discovered, a topic discussed in the book the role of sports in 9 aftermath of tragedies including katrina. when you think about sports you think of commissioner pete rose's decision to play two days after the assassination. >> absolutely. and president kennedy was one of the most avid sports-loving president we ever had, so it was appropriate for him to, for rose hrosel to ask if the games shoud go on or not. and they thought it was appropriate because of kennedy's
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love of sports to have the sporting event occur that sunday. >> since then people have come out one side or the other in terms of criticizing the decision. mike brown of the cincinnati bengals said you can't just stop doing things when tragedy hits. vince lombardy got his team together and said guys, we're playing the damn dame. that's a way for those individuals and the nation as a whole to get back oh to some sense of normalcy, and we americans, we love our sports. >> that is the truth. there is a divergence of opinion on whether the game should have occurred on that sunday, as you mentioned. some of the thoughts are that on the monday following that game, one of the most prominent sports writers rhett smith, said it was shameful for the nation. and the memory of that game has
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continuously been evoked at a moment should games continue in the wake of tragedy. the game that was probably the most important that year in terms of establishing a memory or returning the nation to, quote, normalcy, if there is such a thing was not the nfl games, but the army-navy game of 1963 partially because even as you said in the intro, kennedy himself was part of the armed forces but also attended the army navy games often. >> that game was originally canceled in 1963. then 15 days after the assassination it was played because someone had said to both institutions that jack would want the game to be played, and navy did win the game, 21-15, and ted kennedy said that jack would love the score because he was in the navy himself. getting back to some sense what have we do beyond tragedy, you've seen it from katrina,
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9/11, sports is one of the unifying aspects of our community. when wet get back to that, we feel like sometimes americans again. >> yes, my book shows that there is a bear docks in that kind of notion where there is--it establishes some sense of normalcy, and because there is unification involved, and at the same time when one is suggesting a sporting event brings a nation to normalcy there are omissions of who is included in that nation, using the army-navy game. those two teams were full of people who were only white. to suggest that was returning the nation to normalcy when you had a president who was racially progressive and was about sports himself, reflects the writers at that time and what they thought the nation looked like. it could say it unified a nation, but that nation if you looked at it was consistently made of white people. at least in the way people
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imagined the quote "normal nation." >> the book "sports in the aftermath of tragedy from kennedy to katrina." thank you for joining us and interesting perspective as it relates to sports and that aspect of it, and how that one moment changed the operating procedure, if you will, in the tragic sense. >> thank you. it is one of the most enduring mists of that day. what happened to that iconic pink suit jackie kennedy was wearing on the day the president was shot. the truth is it won't be seen for decades. it's being healed in national archives out of public view. it still bears the dark stains of jfk's blood. at the kennedy family request it won't be seen in public until
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122,103 and only with their approval. dave is next. >> and now a techknow minute...
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>> meteorologist: i'm dave warren. we're talking about freezing rain, and a potential for a nor'easter. all in that order. but what is happening now is the freezing rain. mix of rain coming down. this is some very cold air. it's liquid and it freeze freez. a light coating of freezing rain. but this is not the big event. you see these temperatures have stayed below freezing and will stay there overnight tonight and tomorrow. dallas is about 36, 37 degrees. oklahoma city, lubbock, texas, rain will be falling down and significant icing. that's what we have in the forecast. scattered drizzle, light freezing rain overnight. but overnight saturday into sunday a storm approaches from the west, and look at how this really starts to fill in.
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this is significant icing here. the potential for a half inch of ice accumulation is with this storm. and this will be overnight saturday to early sunday. so freezing rain is the biggest threat here. winter weather advisories are in affect for that reason. we want to watch the roadways specifically bridges and over passes. you've got cold air that comes under the road service, so it freezes before the ground surrounding it. that's why bridges and over passes can be first getting slippery if you're driving alo along. now this will be this area here over the next 48 hours. but watching some bitter cold arctic air coming in frommed in. you start to see that across north dakota. this will stay in the northern plains through the great lakes. through chicago and ohio. the wind will pick up, so we'll talk about lake affect snow there. sunday it affects the midlandic and new england states. once this front moves through you'll know it. temperatures may be mild beforehand like the 50s now,
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but the frontal will move through, and the temperatures could drop 30 degrees. the wind chills will make it feel like it's down below zero. that's what we're watching here. and next week with this cold air in place the storm develops off the coast, that brings the potential of rain, snow and wind. in the five-day forecast in chicago. here is the drop, 29 to 13. the wind picks up, bitter cold wind chills monday and tuesday into the 40s. so it warms up quickly. the potential for the nor'easter is not this thursday. it could be sunday with light snow showers and bitter cold air moves in. monday and tuesday are quiet, but wednesday, there's the rain in the forecast. with a temperature of 40. this could impact travel on wednesday and cold and windy for thursday. here a look at the headlines coming up.
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>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. 50 years after the death of jfk the city of dallas held it's first commemoration ceremony. the naval academies men's glee club sang patriotic songs, and there were speeches from the city's mayor and historian. and in afghanistan thousands of tribal leaders are reviewing an agreement. the security agreement would keep thousands of american troops in afghanistan until 2024. afghan president had had a mida


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