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>> thank you, steve jobs. an inspiring message. thanks again. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with randi kaye. hey, randi. >> hi there, suzanne. thank you so much. i'm randi kaye. today we celebrate the life of steve jobs. but first we need to turn our attention to washington where just a short while ago president obama made his latest push for the american jobs act. >> this is not a game, this is not the time for the usual political gridlock. the problems europe is having today could have a very real effect on our economy at a time when it is already fragile. but this jobs bill can help guard against another downturn if the situation in europe gets any worse. >> so is this the solution the country really needs? wolf blitzer joins us now from washington. tell me this -- does this jobs act have a fighting chance here do you think, or do you think
the senate vote will just end in the same gridlock that we seem to be getting used to? >> the way the legislation is put forward, the entire package that the president has put forward is not going to pass, not going to -- probably won't pass the senate. certainly won't pass the house of representatives where the republicans have a lopsided majority. elements of it are popular if they break out certain parts of it and find a way to pay for those popular parts. some of it could be passed but the package as a whole is dead on arrival, it is not going to get passed. and now that the president has come out and endorsed what some liberal democrats in the senate are proposing, specifically a surtax on millionaires, that's not going to go anywhere among house republicans and many republicans elsewhere so the president has got his problems right now. >> it certainly sounds like it. let me just play something else that the president said and i want to then talk about it with you. >> this jobs bill is fully paid for by asking millionaires and
billionaires to pay their fair share. >> president obama, wolf, insisted that this isn't class warfare, just the simple choice. i mean obviously the republicans have said it is class warfare. he seems to be trying to turn that around on them a bit. but what do you think? >> well, there are tax cuts, a lot of tax cuts, that the president has in there for middle class families, for veterans and others. that certainly is not class warfare right there but he does want to pay for a big chunk of this by increasing taxes on the wealthiest americans and now he's endorsed for all practical purposes as i said, this proposal for a 5.6% tax surcharge on income over $1 million a year. republicans are going to say they're not going to go along with that. they say they are in favor of tax reform but it's got to be wide ranging and sweeping. you can't just start to tax especially during economic tough times what they call the jobs providers, people who are out there creating jobs, investing money. if you start increasing taxes on
those people, and they already pay high income tax already, it simply is going to hurt the overall economic recovery. so you're going to have a fundamental debate. american public is with the president on this, if you believe the polls, because they think that millionaires and billionaires should be paying more in taxes. but it is going to be a tough sell for a lot of the republicans and even some moderate democrats. >> yeah, it certainly sounds like it. it is not going to be easy. wolf blitzer, nice to see you. thank you so much. >> thanks, randi. from hong kong to europe, and across the u.s., the world pays tribute to steve jobs. you are looking at vigils being held at apple stores. jobs died at 56 but he leaves a legacy of innovation. joining us from pasadena, california, cnn's casey wian. he's outside one of those apple stores. casey, what's the mood like there? >> reporter: well, good morning, randi. this is 1 of the 327 apple retail stores around the world, responsible for about 15% of the
company's annual sales. store just opened for business this morning but all night long people have been coming here and leaving their tributes to steve jobs. you can look at some of them here on apple stickers, thanks for all the magic. we'll miss you, steve. and one note that was posted here -- don't be sad because it is over. smile because it happened. back over here closer to the entrance of this store we've seen some folks have left flowers and someone has even left a card for steve jobs. we spoke with man just a little while ago who is an audio engineer and a musician. uses apple products all the time. he's been using them since the 1980s. here's what he had to say about the passing of steve jobs. >> the thing that moved me so much was that commencement speech that he made. just how to live your life knowing that we're all going to die. you need to just step up and not worry about people's opinions of you and people's reactions to what you do. that was just amazings. and it shows in his work and what his legacy is.
it is beautiful. >> reporter: he also said what a lot of people are saying, that steve jobs is going to be sorely missed by apple but customers believe that the company has been left in good shape, in good hands by steve jobs and that the new management will be able to continue his legacy, continue his tradition and continue this company's amazing success. randi? >> all right, casey wian, thank you very much for that reporting. we'll continue our special coverage of steve jobs, the visionary, at 1:30 p.m. eastern with ali velshi. well, if you are expecting a major wall street reaction to steve jobs' death, it didn't happen. and if you thought the death of apple's visionary leader would really hurt apple stock, well that doesn't seem very likely. it was off just a bit at the opening but has traded higher much of the day. moments ago it traded at $377 and change, down less than $1. our alison kosik says the market and shareholders had plenty of time to prepare for jobs' death.
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coming on the show today. you were jobs' right-hand man while working at apple. looking back, what is your fondest personal memory of working with steve jobs? >> well, steve was a very unique person. it is unfortunate what happened to him obviously. i feel really sad about that. but he was the kind of guy that was intense but he had two parts of his life. the products he built but his private life, most people know nothing about, was very personal, but very unique. he was the guy that we would laugh, we would have fun but he wasn't the guy that went out and had a beer or went out and talked about a football game. it was much more about life and about certain things that were going on. so it was a very personal private life which is the way he lived his life. >> from what i understand, even as he grew more sick, he worked even harder. sounds like that wouldn't surprise you. >> no. he was -- his intensity to make the world better is what it was all about. through his products. it is amazing to me the
outpouring of people today that are putting flowers by stores. think about that. no other ceo in the history of the united states has had this kind of recognition. that's because people loved -- they loved the products and their they love him. tws an amazing phenomenon. >> how did people you know and people that you've work with and that steve jobs has work with, how did they react to his death? >> i think, like i did, i was driving home with my teenage home from high school and i had to pull the car over because i got into tears and i knew it was coming. i even -- somebody had asked me about a month ago what i thought. i said he is very sick and i believe he may not make it through october so we all knew that but the reality is it just took our breath away. it was just -- it is just something that we're lost and its -- we're not going to find another steve jobs, i believe, for a long, long time. >> when you think about his legacy in the corporate world, in life, what will it be? >> it will be that he was so intense on providing products
that he loved, that you were going to love, that he left the legacy that everything he produced was an upgrade of the last thing he produced and it got better. and it made your life a lot better for using it. that's what he was all about. he wanted to change the world and he certainly has. and i felt when he did his last presentation in cooper teen know about his new building, i sort of felt that was his last -- that was his last gasp because he always loved to have a building like that and that is what his last sort of legacy for apple. >> he seemed to enjoy what he did so much and when you think about how people really -- so many people probably learned of his passing, learned of his death on a gadget that he may very well have created, what do you think he would have thought of that? >> he would have been absolutely thrilled because he would love to have everybody in the world be able to access information. think about this also.
he provided products that went from 9 years old to 90 years old. he provided everybody in the world the ability to have access to information and technology that they never would have had access to. i think that was -- what you just said about people on these products, he would have been thrilled about that because that's really, really what his bottom line, what really steve wanted to make happen. >> i know he loved to create but do you think he realized the impact that he had? did he ever talk about that or was he pretty modest about it? >> he was pretty modest about it but he did -- again, his whole thing was i want to change the world but his whole thing was i want to make technology vanish. i want it to be seamless that people are getting what they need out of life, getting information they need, getting advice they need, getting connection they need. his whole thing was about that. that's what the other world has to learn from him is that technology is great but it is really about what you do with it that is really important and how
it is going to change the world. that's really the bottom line. not sure he understood the impact he would have but that's the impact he wanted. >> in your book, jay, "the steve jobs way," what is it you hope to teach people about steve jobs? what did you want all of us to know? >> what i want you to know is that it is all about the product. it's about your company, if you're going to build a company, it is all about the product. hopefully you got to have a product you personally love yourself and you really understand its impact on who is ever going to use it. the organization of the company, the way you innovate, all that is around one thing called the product. that's what i want people to really understand, that's really the steve jobs way. >> jay elliott, we appreciate you coming on the show. i know you miss your friend and this is a very difficult time but thank you for your time today. >> thank you very much. we'll continue our special coverage of steve jobs at 1:30 p.m. eastern with ali velshi. the co-founder of apple is survived by his wife and
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the demonstrations began in new york city 20 days ago. the rallies have been mostly peaceful. but there have been some scuffles between police and demonstrators. at least 28 people were arrested in new york yesterday. in economic news, the number of americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits jumped back above 400,000 last week. labor department reports 401,000 people filed for first-time benefits in the week ending october 1st. that's an increase of 6,000 over the prior week. the number of those already on unemployment and continuing to get the benefits has held pretty steady for the last month at 3.7 million. herman cain hopes his next job will be president. and he's moving in that direction. the businessman and once long-shot contender for the republican nomination continues to confound the pundits. cain won two recent straw polls and a cbs news poll has him in a virtual tie with mitt romney. part of cain's popularity is his
straight talk. listen to what he says about the people occupying wall street and their fight against fat cats. >> don't blame wall street. don't blame the big banks. if you don't have a job and you're not rich, blame yourself. >> herman cain and the other candidates may have to speed up their campaigns, it turns out. question now is will the first votes for 2012 actually start in 2011? paul steinhauser has some answers for us. paul, what's the latest when you look at the calendar? >> boy, here we go again. we could -- could -- have an iowa caucus in december, right around the holidays. all right, here's how it all started. go to the calendar. remember it was just less than a week ago florida announced they'd have their primary on the 31st of january. what did that mean for new hampshire, iowa, south carolina and nevada and the states that are supposed to go first? they all vowed they would go earlier. earlier this week south carolina said yep, we'll hold ours on the
21st. nevada last night announced they're going to be holding their caucus on the 14th. what's that mean for new hampshire? new hampshire says by state law they have to be seven days ahead of everybody else so maybe they could go as early as january 3rd. if that happens, iowa could -- could be in december. randi, for those of us who cover politics, no rest for us this holiday season but for the voters more importantly they have less of a chance to actually get too to see and know the candidates. >> just quickly, paul, what's the magic or maybe perceived magic of going first? >> it's just tradition. iowa has for almost 30 years now been the caucus state that leads the calendar. new hampshire has been the first in the nation primary state for 50 years. they want to keep their position and they say one of the reasons why is we're small states, it is a good place for the candidates to come and get to know the voters. that's why we should be first. randi. >> all right, paul steinhauser, thank you very much for the update. a special edition of "newsroom" taking a closer look at the inspired life of steve
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♪ if i could change the world ♪ i would be the sunlight in your universe ♪ ♪ you would think my love was merely something good ♪ ♪ baby if i could >> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world to a special edition of "newsroom," "an inspired life." i'm ali velshi in new york. to understand steve jobs and the profound impact of his death we are taking the next half-hour to pause. look around you. all you have to do is watch tv, read the front pages, pass the magazine stand, surf the internet or literally just walk around and you'll get just a glimpse of the extraordinary influence and reach of steve jobs. the word visionary and gene just
genius have practically become synonyms for jobs. he's already being placed among history's giants like thomas edison and henry ford. what steve jobs leaves behind goes far beyond iphones, ipods, ipads. he leaves a generation changed, lives improved. more people connected than ever before and that's putting it simply. the news of steve jobs' death after his battle with pancreatic cancer has unleashed an outpouring of emotion and tributes flooding in from all over the world. covering this from all angles across the globe as only cnn can. richard quest is standing by in london, sandra endois at apple's headquarters in cupertino, california. sandra, at the one place that really defines steve jobs. walk us through the scene on the apple campus as employees came in to work today after hearing the news that steve jobs had died. >> reporter: well, ali, it is certainly very bustling here. they're about an hour and a half
into their work day here and for a guy who never graduated from college, he certainly came to this campus every day. there is a campus feel about apple headquarters here in cupertino. you see a lot of employees walking around. let me show you, it is a campus feel because there are certain buildings and employees are bustling around carrying book bags and a lot of them carrying their super thin computers, their macs, of course, like they would carry textbooks. that's the main building right there. you see employees bustling, shuttling from building to building and obviously a heavy media presence because of the passing of steve jobs. but take a look through the trees there. that is the memorial that has been taking shape here at the apple headquarters. you can see a lot of people there laying down flowers, cards, candles, apples themselves and that is all in tribute to the co-founder of this company. >> he's not a noble laureate but
from a technology point of view he's like another noble lawyel e for us. he's iconic. simple as that. >> taking a live look again at this memorial. you can see line of people there just staring at all the flowers that people have been placing down. employees as well stopping to take pictures. they have been instructed not to talk to the media but of course a very somber mood, a sad mood. but a lot of people here at work today and we understand that apple will be holding an internal private memorial for steve jobs, for their employees, but we understand they want to make it a celebration of his life, not such a sad affair. ali? >> right. sandra, you mention a private memorial. steve jobs was a private guy. this all happened in relative secrets. the company came under some criticism for the way it handled not being entirely public about steve jobs' health situation in
the beginning. i guess they are keeping you some distance from people having told employees not to talk to the media. they're maintaining a bit of a security perimeter around the place. >> reporter: absolutely. and we did speak to some employees who of course couldn't talk to us on camera and they again described the mood at work here very somber, very saturday. they lost a visionary, innovative man who was really the heart and soul of this company. so clearly, they want to remember him. they want to keep working hard and really implement the vision they have really come to embrace here in cupertino. >> sandra endo in cupertino, california at apple headquarters. the profound scope of steve jobs' life and work can be seen in the memorials that are popping up everywhere. all across the u.s. in europe, asia, africa, australia, and that's not all of them. whatever people may say about
the company's future and its products, apple has a devoted consumer base making their views known around the world. richard quest is in london for us tonight. richard, set the stage for us. >> if there is a devotional consumer base, as you rightly say, then the temple where they go to pray is of course the apple stores. more than 300 of them worldwide. let me take you around the world as you see some of the outpourings and some of the memorials. in regent street in london, one of the largest such apple stores. and where from the very early morning people were gathering outside to pay their respects. the store actually flew a black flag with a white apple logo in the reverse of what we're told is usual. cross the channel and in the heart of paris, a similar scene. more people wanting to remember
steve jobs and the contribution he made to the life of the digital age. you travel continents from europe to asia, china, and hong kong and the vast new store in hong kong was the scene of more people. all of whom just wanted to have their say. what's fascinating about those areas, of course, this is where many of the products particularly in china, in beijing, this is where the products were manufactured. and even in japan, ali -- even in japan where jobs was beating the jab knees electr japanese electronics companies at their own game, like sony who had the walkman, more time out of respect. >> we talked about this earlier. it is a question you've had, it's a question i've had. from people who are saying can you think of another brand, another company, another game
changer in industry that is so clearly associated with one name at some point in history. i can think of henry ford. we can think of thomas edison. what else can you think of? >> there's pretty much nothing else in our time. yes, you can say bill gates with windows. >> sure. >> but nobody's really going to remember who did the pc at ibm. nobody's necessarily going to remember lee iacocca at chrysler, even for the work that he did. so you are left with these unbelievable giants of industry commerce. they were the true renaissance people because they were able to take culture, commerce and consumers and put them all together. >> no kidding. richard, thanks very much. we'll stay on top of this with you. richard quest for us in london. most probably you believe that it was apple where steve
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jobs had purchased pixar 20 years earlier when it was a struggling graphic super computing company. but all that changed in 1995 when pixar and disney teamed up to create "toy story." the prelim made more than $370 million at the box office. talk about reach. see the feed running on the screen right next to me? that's the tweets that are featuring the hash tag steve jobs. a conversation began globally at the news of his death and it continues to flow at breakneck speed. this is live you are watching all of these tweets going on. pretty remarkable. chances are the steve jobs that you know and admire is this man. >> you ever wonder what this pocket's for? i've always wondered that. well, now we know. because this is the new ipod nano. >> the confident steve jobs. but now we want to show you something that most of you have
probably never seen before. nervous and scared are probably two words you would never use to describe steve jobs. but that's exactly what the young genius was while he was getting ready for his first tv interview back in 1978. take a look at the rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of the man before he changed the world. >> god, look at that. look! i'm on television. >> hey. >> hey! >> you're going to be in new york, too. >> really? are you serious? >> yeah, they got you in new york. >> put this in your own ear and -- you see what it is? it is a talk-back. they're going to talk back to you. >> this is not the real thing? you just want a picture of me now? >> they'll sit you here -- >> gosh. >> whatever you would like. some water, steve? >> well, i'm not going to have to sit here until you're ready. you going to let me go away and come back? >> if you got to do anything, do it now. you want to go to the bathroom
or anything? >> no. you could bring me some water though. >> after we get a shot of him, he's free to walk around. the show isn't coming on for another half-hour. he doesn't have to sit there for another half-hour. >> you sure. >> great. that would be good. you need to tell me where the restroom is, too, because i'm deathly ill actually and ready to throw up at any moment. >> that's pretty fascinating. did you notice something though? even in his fear and nervousness, he never lost his sense of excitement and curiosity. despite steve jobs' phenomenal success, did you know he never graduated from college? in fact, he dropped out of reed college after just one semester. some more trivia for you. why did steve jobs drop out of college? was it because of a job offer from hewlett-packard? was it because it was too expensive or was it to create his own software company? we'll give you the answer coming up.it oesn't cover everything. and what it doesn't cover can cost you some money. that's why you should consider an aarp...
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♪ ♪ we keep on waiting ♪ waiting on the world to change ♪ >> welcome back to "an inspired life," our tribute to steve jobs. we asked you before the break why did steve jobs drop out of college? because after job offer from hewlett-packard, because it was too expensive or to create his own software company? it was too expensive. his adoptive parents were working class people and didn't have the money for his educat n education. his death has sparked outpouring from around the world today. cnn i-reporter sent in this
picture of her 3-year-old son who has autism. she says even though her son doesn't speak or talk, the apple ipad he got in april has been revolutionary in his development. apparently the little boy just can't put it down. like so many of us. she writes, thank you, steve jobs, for helping my son. you've given us hope where we thought we would never have any. another i-reporter sent us this incredible illustration of jobs saying the tech world mourns the loss of a true titan of industry. what a great, great picture. and this picture from i-reporter music in me. says it all. she writes, thank you for transforming me from a gadget and gizmo illiterate to a high-techie. a picture of an apple and a little ipad shuffle right next to it. we received several video testimonials, including this from melissa f. shot from her ipad2, of course. >> steve jobs was an extraordinary man. he changed my life in the way
that i see, hear and touch the world. and he changed the lives of millions with the ipad, the ipod, the iphone, the mac book, it doesn't matter. he was a true visionary. >> and i-reporter ryan navarro snapped this picture of his company's tribute to jobs. he says he could say one thing to steve jobs, it would be -- thank you and continue to stay hungry and foolish. we encourage you to keep sending in your i-reports on steve jobs. go to cnnireport.com/desk. websites from across the spectrum are paying tribute to steve jobs today. take a look. this is apple's home page. it is the one you just saw in that i-report. it is a simple classy tribute to their co-founder just as he would have had it. search engine google featuring a link on its home page directing users straight to apple's site right under the place where you put your search in.
and check out tech site wired.com today. this is its front page. the entire page a dedication to steve jobs. as you can imagine, tweets thanking steve jobs have come in from all corners of the world. from hong kong to hollywood, from the uk to d.c., president obama tweeted -- rest in peace, steve jobs. from all of us at obama 2012. thank you for the work you make possible every day, including ours. steve jobs gave president obama an ipad. microsoft chairman bill gates said for those of us lucky enough to get to work with steve, it's been an insanely great honor. i will steve immensely. oscar winner kevin spacey sums it up best db the world lost a true visionary today. think different. jobs delivered a commencement speech at stanford university in 2005. this is a speech that still resonates as much today as it did back then. one last bit of trivia for you.
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don't waste it living someone else's life. don't be trapped by dogma. don't let the noise of others' opinion droup out your life and have the courage to follow your heart and sbroo igs. they somehow already know what you truly want to become. everything else is secondary. steve jobs told a group of young graduates in 1995, you can't connect the dots looking forward. you can only connect them looking backward. you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. you have to trust in something. your gut. destiny, life, karma, whatever, this approach has never let me down asand it has made a difference. we look at the words apple's core steve job had to say.
today for the first time ever, i would like to let mcintosh speak for itself. >> i think a lot of them will get into the home but we say they'll get there through the garage door. people will bre them home over the week to work on something. sunday morning they won't be able to get their kids away from them and maybe someday they'll buy a second one to leave at home. >> the strangest thing about apple is it hasn't had a good consumer product. here's one of the best consumer brands in the world and they
haven't had a compelling product under $2,000. the one we introduced today, i-mac is incrediblebly sweet. this will make a difference. it is faster than the fastest pentium ii you can buy. it's amazing. the market has never had a consumer product this powerful and this cool looking. >> what is ipod? ipod is an mp3 music player. it has cd quality music. and it plays all of the popular open formats of digital music. the biggest thing about ipod is it holds 1,000 songs. now this is a quantum leap. for moest people that is their entire music library. the coolest thing about ipod, your entire music library fits in your pocket.
>> i've got a pocket. right here. this pocket has been the one that your ipod has gone in traditionally. the ipod and the ipod mini fit great in there. did you ever wonder what this pocket is for? i've always wondered that. well, now we know because this is the new ipod nano. today apple is going to reinvent the phone. an ipod. a phone. and an internet communicator. an ipod, a phone, are you getting it?
these are not three separate devices. this is one device. and we are calling it iphone. the question has arisen lately, is there room for a third category of device in the middle? something that is between a laptop and a smart phone? and of course, we've pondered this question for years as well. the bar is pretty high. in order to really create a new category of devices, though devices will have to be far better at doing some key tasks. and we call it the ipad. and what this device does is
extraordinary. you can brows the web with it. it is the best browsing experience you've ever had. it is phenomenal. to see a whole web page right in front of you that you can manipulate with your fingers. it is unbelievably great. way better than the laptop. way better than a smart phone. for 2010, we're going to take the biggest leap since the original iphone. so today -- [ applause ] today we're introducing iphone 4. a third generation iphone. stop me if you've already seen this. believe me. you ain't seen it. you've got to see this thing in person. it is one of the most beautiful designs you've ever seen. hey, johnny!
i grew up here in the u.s. with the jetsons and with star trek and communicators, and just dreaming about this. dreaming about video calling. and it is real now. good morning. thanks for coming. thank you. thank you. we're going to introduce today ipad 2. the second generation ipad. it is an all new design.
it is not a tweaked design. it has not got marginal improvements. it is a completely different design. the first thing is, it is dramatically faster. one of the most starting things about the ipad 2 is it is dramatically thinner. not a little bit thinner. a third thinner. and that is ipad 2. as always, i would also like to thank everyone's families, because they support us and let us do what we love to do. so thank you very much to our extended families out there who make it possible for us to work our tails off making these great products for you.
-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com we continue on live here on cnn. let's get you caught up on everything making news. rapid fire. beginning with the occupied wall street movement. it is spreading today. ralries being held in cities across the country. philadelphia, houston, dallas, tampa, washington, this is day 20 that these people have been coming out in new york, specifically, to protest what they're calling social and economic inequality and corporate greed. a couple protesters clashed with new york police just last night. some tried to break through a police line to get on to wall street. about two dozen protesters were arrested. we're live with more this hour. also, steve jobs who brought us the ipod, the iphone, the ipad, died last night.
and for the past few years, he has battled pancreatic cancer. he co-found the am computer company in his parents' garage in 1976. it is now one of the most successful businesses in the whole world. here's jobs talking about how his work, and how he approaches it at that stanford university commencement in 2005. >> for the past 33 years, i've looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself, if today were the last day of my life, would i want to do what i am about to do today? and whenever the answer has been no for too many days in a row, i know i need to change something. >> steve jobs was 56 years old. president obama making yet another push for his jobs bill and getting the jobless back to work. he is putting lawmakers on the spot saying they should be prepared to explain if they choose to vote it down. >> in this country to do nothing. the economy is too fragile for us to let politics get in the
way of action. we've got a responsibility to the people who sent us here. so i hope every senator thinks long and hard about what's at stake when they cast their vote next week. >> this morning the president commented that the protests on wall street and elsewhere showed the frustrations weighing currently on the american people. in kansas city, an emotional plea for the return of a missing baby. the parents of 10-month-old lisa irwin are desperate to get her back. her mom gave hear bottle, put her to bed in her crib monday night. she was time by the time her father who works the night shift came home around 4:00 that morning. the wind wroes open, the lights were on and the screen does look like it was tampered with but they admit they have few leads in this case. the fbi is using especially trained tracking dog assist in the search. the parents as you can imagine, are frantic. >> anybody that might think, that can drop her off any place safe. a fire station or hospital or
church. no questions asked. we just want -- >> we just want our baby back. please! bring her home. our two other boys are waiting for her. please, just drop her off anywhere. we don't care. just somewhere safe where she can come home. please. >> we checked. there have been a total of 278 baby abduction cases in this country since 1983. all but 12 of those children were returned home safely. in california, a burglary takes a strange twist. kraig stockard, they found more than 30 cds filled with child pornography on what they thought were blank disks. the burglars called police and told what they found. the district stoern deciding what to do with the burglars. and mortgage rates are chooper than ever before. the 30-year rate has fallen below that 4% mark for the first
time in history. what could that mean to you? see about a $200,000 home right now. and your neighbor bought one in july pitch the time you both pay off your home, the neighbor will have paid at least $25,000 more than you. and another milestone to, for gabrielle giffords. navy captain kelly being honored in a retirement ceremony this afternoon. he served the navy for 24 years. also, his wife who survived that attack in january when a gunman shot her in the head. both of them have that book coming out next month. we have some breaking news. do you remember the group that said women should not be getting mammograms? here's what we're learning today. there are now people in this group telling us that men shouldn't be getting prostate exams. cnn's senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen is going to join me live with the late breaking details. also a lot more to get to. over the course of the next two hours, watch this.
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a d rating means that the harms are potentially bigger than the benefits. and so it is not worth doing. this is based on someone i talked to and a report that i obtained which is a draft report. so it could change by monday which is when it is due to come out. >> explain that then to the men sitting out there who are thinking, i had prostate cancer. i only learned of it because i was screened. it saved my life. what about them? >> right, there are men whose lives are saved by prostate cancer screening. there are men who would say their lives were ruined or partially ruined by prostate cancer screening. here's yl. it can sometime be a very slow growing cancer. you screen at let's say age 50. and you find this really slow growing cancer that won't kill you until you're 100. but you treat it when you treat it you can make the man impotent and incompetent for something that wouldn't have killed him. but there are cancer that's are fast growing so some screening does save some lives.
the problem is that medical science has a problem discerning between the slow and the fast ones. >> so we talk about empowering patients. >> this is a tough one. my husband and i have discussed this a lot and it is a difficult decision. >> what do you say to your hubby? >> i say you need to think about whether you want to know the answer to this question. you may find out that you have this cancer and we don't know if it will be slow or fast. if it treats it, i don't want him to be impotent or incompetent. i want him around. it is a tough decision. it is one that each man has to make with his own doctor. >> thank you so much. still to come, we talk a lot about the bank of america. have you noticed? they've been having all kinds of issues. now we're finally getting the explanation as to what's going on over there. we will hear from bank of america's ceo coming up. plus, we have new video of what is being called an invisibility
cloak. we're going to show this one to you. geeks, going to love this even if you're not one. stick around. and we have been talking about the passing of one of the most notable innovators on the planet. steve jobs. did you know about his funny side? or his spiritual side? we have some little known details for you this hour on cnn. every time a local business opens its doors or creates another laptop bag or hires another employee, it's not just good for business. it's good for the entire community. at bank of america, we know the impact that local businesses have on communities. that's why we extended $7.8 billion to small businesses across the country so far this year. because the more we help them, the more we help make opportunity possible.
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york city. it is day 20 there. we're showing you these live pictures. you can see the capital in the background. we're told ballpark, several hundred people popping up to protest along the same vein there in d.c. switching timages, these the same in new york. we're told it's a pretty noisy scene at this particular protest. the original one there in new york city. a large crowd of protesters gathering outside police headquarters to shout, we are the 99%. [ chanting ] >> did we mention, this has gone on much further than what you're seeing in new york. this is in philadelphia, this is in houston, dallas, nashville, as we saw in some of those other images, washington, d.c. we talked about wall street movement spreading to more cities across the country today.
in fact you're looking now at the pictures. this is nashville and also, pennsylvania. and anywhere from a couple dozen to a few hundred people showed up in myriad cities. they're calling in to the fed. they're boycotting standardized testing. they want the government to do something about a variety of issues pester consider social inequalities and they want to prosecute wall street. president obama in that news conference actually address that had last concern. take a listen. >> on the issue of prosecutions on wall street, one of the biggest problems with the claches lehmans and the whole fiasco, a lot of that stuff wasn't necessarily illegal.
it was just immoral or inappropriate or reckless. >> the occupied wall street protest in new york did get a little rough last night. take a look at this crowd. we're told a handful of protesters tried to crash through a police line to get on to wall street. there were other scuffles between police and these different protestors. about two dozen people in total were arrested. in fact, we will take you live to the occupied wall street protest in new york later this hour. stick around for that. now to this. hey, bank of america customers. do you know those new fees we've been talking about for the better part of the last week? they're better for you. at least that's what the chief of the bank is saying. if you don't like them, you have plenty of time to make change before beon exactly did e ceo - sa
unloed car outside a daycare center. the suspect took her purse and he used the cell phone in that purse to take this lovely picture. it turns out the phone was set to automatically upload pictures to the woman's facebook page. the victim found the picture on facebook, remembered seeing this guy outside the daycare center. police obviously beyond happy about this one. they say they rarely get such great looking picture of suspects just before they've caught. if you are kind of listening to me, you're not watching. do me a favor. look up. walk toward me. you want to see this. you're about to see something turn invisible. watch the middle of the screen. it looks like that kind of disappears. do you see that? scientists have created what they're calling an invisibility
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now to the death of steve jobs. with the release just this week of the latest iphone upgrade, the 4s, cnn was already dedicating coverage. with his death last night, we're now asking this. how did this one man come to be a modern day thomas edison? a genius? a visionary? the man on the cover of "time" magazine? look at this.
multiple times gracing the coverage i want to you hear this excerpt. this is from a speech he gave at stanford university's commencement in 2005 where he told the graduates in palo alto how he was a college drop-out born to an unwed mother. >> i dropped out of college out of first six months but then stayed in as a drop-in for another 18 months before i really quit. why did i drop out? it started before i was born. my biological mother was a young, unwed graduate student and she decided to put me up for adoption. she felt very strongly that i should be adopted by college graduates so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. except that when i popped out, they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. so my parents who were on a waiting list got a call in the middle of the night asking, we've got an unexpected baby
boy. do you want him? they said of course. my biological mother found out later that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. she refused to sign the final adoption papers. she only relented a few months later when my parents promise that had i would go to college. this was the start in my life. and 17 years later, i did go to college. but i naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as stanford. and all of my working class parents' savings were being spent on my college tuition. after six months, i couldn't see the value in it. i had no idea what i wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. and here i was, spending all the money my parents had saved their entire life. so i decided to drop out and
trust that it would all work out okay. it was pretty scary at the time but looking back, it was one of the best decisions i ever made. the minute i dropped out, i could stop taking the required classes that didn't interest me and begin dropping in on the ones that looked far more interesting. it wasn't all romantic. i didn't have a dorm room so i slept on the floor in friends' rooms. i returned coke bottles for the 5 krents cent deposits to buy food with and i would walk the seven miles across town every sunday night to get one good meal a week at the hari krishna temple. i loved it. much of what i stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. >> steve jobs in 2005. if you haven't heard his story, here's a little bit of what he did. at age 21, steve jobs and steve wos 93ack started in the garage of their home. the following year they unveiled
the apple two computer. apple goes public raising some $110 million in one of the biggest initial offerings to date. two years later, apple's annual revenue hit $1 billion. in '85, jobs is ousted from apple in a power struggle. the company starts to lose money. in 1997, jobs returned to apple and a year later the company starts making profits again. from there we get the ipod, the iphone, the ipad and one of the most successful company in the entire world. and the thing about the ipad and the other gadgets that jobs brought us is of course how user friendly they are. people who know jobs well say his quest for simplicity came from zen buddhism. jobs embraced broodism early in life and he spoke about it at that same speech at stanford. >> death is the destination we all share. no one has ever escaped it. that is as it should be. because death is very likely the single best invention of life.
it's life's change agent. it clears out the old to make way for the new. >> apple may have started in a california garage, about it has a world wide following. here at cnn we happen to have worldwide resources ourselves. so we checked in with our correspondents today. all around the globe to gauge just how far this news and really apple's influence has reached. watch this. >> reporter: china is known for cheap products but this country has a huge following of am fans. the store sees tens of thousands of people every single day and the largest store in asia which was opened in shanghai attracted over 100,000 people on its opening weekend. that's more than the l.a. store saw in the entire month. now steve jobs has been credited for the success and he has a nickname here. the people here affectionately call steve jobs chow bonju. which means in chinese, master jobs. >> what is the impact of apple and steve jobs in africa?
like this ipad they are very expensive. most peeft can't afford it. there is an impact. people have both aspirational and inspirational question, the product and with the man steve jobs. you come to a place like this. people are using the internet to connect with work, with friends. there is a lot of ways that apple's innovation have affected cheaper products and competitors, trying to imitate the innovation of apple. >> reporter: steve jobs' persistence have defied products and the way they're sold neempl hong kong, one of the newest apple stores. this opened a few weeks ago. inside we can see the mark design wise of steve job. right behind me, can you see that glass staircase? he had a part in designing that. his name is on the one of the patents. these wooden tables may not look like much but they were commissioned by steve jobs to be that exact height and size. the same tables are used in the design labs in cupertino and it
goes to show you how passionate about perfection steve jobs waux even down to the smallest detail. thank you. and how you handle adversity defines you, consider this. in 1985 steve jobs was ousted from his beloved apple after a bit of a power struggle. so what did steve jobs do? he bought pixar and brought you this buddy film. >> woody, the veteran. >> draw! got me again. >> buzz, the rookie. >> have you been replaced? >> excuse me. buzz lightyear to the rescue. >> oh, okay! >> you're mocking me, aren't you? >> after toy story, jobs and pixar would have many more movies popular with all ages. and the man behind those classic films also had a bit of a comedian in him.
so we pulled a couple of his public appearances. you can actually hear steve jobs going for the laugh and getting it. >> here's some stock. see what stocks are doing? we're down a little bit today. well, we've still got a lot more to go. don't we? you can convert almost anything to anything. one of my funnest ones is currency. it goes out on the internet and finds rate for you. so a dollar? that's tough. that is tough. how about japanese yen? you may not want to use this one too much. >> audio track here. let me record something. okay. hi, i'm steve. welcome to my weekly pod today. super secret apple rumors. i have some pretty good sources
inside apple and this is what i'm hearing. the next ipod will be huge. an eight pound we are a ten inch screen. >> so from apple humor to, voila. the iconic apple logo. i wanted to show you how this has changed over the years. this is original black and white when apple first launched in that garage in 1976. this was sir isaac newton sitting under the am tree. the apple dangling over his head. later it was this one. the rainbow colored apple. it was one of the most recognized logos in the whole world. this one lasted some 20 years. in '98, it went monotone. first in black and then white. and it has been that way ever since. however, there is this. take a look at this one. this is the new tribute logo. this is posted by 19-year-old jonathan mak out of hong kong.
you can see the outline of steve jobs, his face in the apple. last night cnn posted a tribute video to steve jobs and his creative genius. it lasts seven minutes and takes you from a 21-year-old college drop-out to the man who became indistinguishable from the products he launched. thousands of you have already shared it with your friends on your facebook pages. you're also sharing your thoughts on steve jobs with our cameras all around the world. >> he's put his products in people's pockets, dorms, book bags. he's reached everywhere. i think everyone has aly. steve jobs in him. >> he didn't set out to change the world. he set out to do what he wanted to do. he was so passionate about it that he ended up changing the world and the way we interact with media. >> there are a lot of people here who actually have a great
amount of gratitude for the things that apple pods have added to their lives. >> what other product can you buy where you can go into the store, have people that are very, very familiar with the products explain everything to you? if you buy any other type of computer, del or anything, you can't go into the store and have them do free training out, workshops on the programs. just the way he set up the company apple is a template for all companies. >> one of the biggest icons of our time. a very big impact on everybody. and you want to believe that his products and his ideas will live on. >> a great man. a great man in the world. so some people doing the same thing as steve jobs. >> i am shocked. it is like losing a best fend.
he's always been with us with the apple, the tv. i grew one apple. and my daughter is growing one apple. he was an amazing man. his brilliance. just shocked. rest in peace. >> it's a huge loss for everyone. i feel like his vision will carry on. let's get chinese. should we order panda blossom, panda moon... how about chinese at home with wanchai ferry? you can make it in just 14 minutes. mmmh, orange chicken. great. i didn't feel like going out anyway. [ male announcer ] wanchai ferry. restaurant quality chinese in your grocer's freezer. [ mmontgomery and abigail higgins had... ...a tree that bore the most rare and magical fruit. which provided for their every financial need. and then, in one blinding blink of an eye, their tree had given its last.
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time for your american politics update. now we know sarah palin officially not running for president. the next obvious question is, will she endorse any of the candidates already out there? >> i know. if she does decide to endorse, you can be sure it will be as drawn out as this whole will she or won't she run thing? that's an open question. a lot. people said of course. she's lobbed criticisms at mitt romney, rick perry, herman cain, the three people leading the polls. she kind of relishes the whole being on the side line and throwing darts or giving people at a boys. there is no guarantee that she will endorse, brooke, but if she does i'm told it will be a strategic decision. she is only going to do it if she can make a real impact. so we'll be keeping an eye on this until the iowa caucuses. >> and f and when she does, would it matter?
>> that's a good question. she is registering around 10% in most national polls. you look at, her supporters will go in different directions. the real asset of the palin endorsement is one, media coverage. she will get blanket media coverage for whatever candidate she chooses to endorse. that could be very big in a conservative leaning primary state like south carolina. and she can really rally the base and this will be useful in the general election. say mitt romney is the nominee. obviously he has some problems on his right flank. perhaps if sarah palin came out and supported romney as the nominee, she could help drive out turnout. get out some of the conservative activists knocking on doors and making phone calls for the republican nominee. >> thank you very much. now beautiful mansions, luxury cars, first class plane tickets. federal prosecutors say all that was bought with money from you. taxpayers pitch employees of the army corps of engineers.
take a good long look at this house. it's pretty nice, right? federal prosecutors say your tax dollars helped pay for this mansion in alexandria, virginia. along with luxury cars, first class tickets. more, all through some multimillion-dollar corruption at the army corps of engineers. two veteran employees of the corps and two others are accused of this alleged conspiracy involving more than $20 million in bribes and kickbacks for government contract. today they had a detention hearing. that's why we want to talk to brian todd. two other people arrested. a core employee and his son.
i imagine there's all kinds of family intrigue. first explain to us who these four people are. what are they accused of doing? >> the four people are two army comp engineers employees. one named carey and the other michael alexander. prosecutors say they over a four-year period agreed to steer money to a private contractor. in return they say that someone agreed to overbill the government for those services and over a four-year period they said they overbilled for some $20 million. almost $20 million. with that money, that difference, they split that money among four people. the two guys who work for the army corps of engineers. plus the one official who worked for the contract in addition to the son of one of the army corps of engineers employees. over a four-year period, they say these four men split $20 million that was overbilled to the government. and bought all sorts of luxury items. the home that you showed there.
thing. >> how did they get caught? >> the lead prosecutor said they are not at liberty to say how they got caught. i asked if it was because they spent so much money on the items. they didn't find out about that until they started investigating this. it is fascinating because prosecutors say that the one man when worked for the army corps of engineers who is in on this, they tried one of his sons with being part of this scheme. he has another son who is in prison. and prosecutors say when that son in prison found out about this alleged scheme, he threatened his father and brother saying that if you don't pay me a certain amount of money i will go to the feds and snitch on you. they say after that happened, the one son who was in on the scheme threatened to kill his own brother. so that's where the familiar intrigue comes in. that's what prosecutors allege happened within this family. now one of the defense attorneys who represent it is brother who is charged in the scheme says it was just ill-chosen words, kind of in the heat of the moment and cannot be judged by that. that's one of the reasons a judge ordered them held without
bond today. >> held woupt boithout bond. what a family sounds like. in these desperate times so many people looking for jobs. a farmer in georgia says me is losing crops because he can't find workers. gary says thing strict immigration law scared off much of the work force. a fifth of them. he says he had to abandon 20 acres of blackberries because he couldn't find anyone to heart stres fruit, and he went to the georgia department of labor to try to fill 75 jobs. that, too, fruitless. >> to say, you know, hispanics, mig rants are taking work from georgia, i just don't believe that's a the truth. >> used to come there in florida. they rather stay in florida working. they avoid coming here. >> georgia's new immigration law allows people to ask about immigration status when questioning suspects in certain criminal investigations.
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without tapping on my music soundtrack provided by my ooid pad, iphone. now to this, trending now. day 20 of the occupy wall street protests. they are really spreading now. let's take a look at one of these -- take a look in a minute. rallies are under way in philadelphia, houston, dallas, tampa, and nashville. add in new york. police headquarters there. we are the 99%. >> we are the 99%! we are the 99%! we are the 99%! >> susan candiotti in the thick of things in new york. how is the turnout today? is it the same? growing? >> reporter: it is about the same as it is normally on monday through friday. slightly more busy, i would say, than yesterday. in numbers. big turnout yesterday because of the huge planned march that took place.
a little bit change that we are seeing today is that there seem to be more police than there were on past monday through fridays. we are seeing also more barricades still, barricades set up on the perimeter of this public block. other than that, you have the same amount of people wandering about here. i'm not so much union presence but mainly the young activists who were hearing the spark, been here pretty much from the start. >> what's that in your hand? >> reporter: well, this is actually a newspaper. they got a donation a while back of $20,000 to put this together. this is the first issue. it came out over the weekend. and they are waiting for the second issue. so this one simply reads that talking about yesterday's march. the revolution begins at home. and then interestingly on the bottom half of the front page, they talk about learning from the world and talk about other demonstrations that have taken
place and including riots that broke out in greece. so we haven't seen what they had to say assessing what happened yesterday march where there was a lot of shouting and chanting even result something some arrests at the end of the day. >> i'm curious about this, too. in the news conference the president acknowledged the occupy wall street protests. has there been reaction of people behind you the fact the president actually acknowledged this? >> we talked to some of the organizers that have been here day in and day out. the president was specifically asked about this at his press conference today. and it is the first time he has acknowledged this group. organizers say that they are happy and that he obviously is paying attention. happy that he seems to be hearing their message that something needs to change and that american values are going down the tubes unless something had happen happens the presiden part of the 1%, we are the 99%.
he is part of the 1% that's not making sure that change takes place. now they say that doesn't necessarily mean that he's a bad person or everyone who is rich is a bad person. certainly they acknowledge a lot of rich people do a lot of good deeds and give a lot to charities. but they say that at this point they are part of the problem and need to be part of the solution. >> susan candiotti, thank you very much, in new york. joining me, this got you somethi perturbed. tossing hank williams jr. a curveball. severing ties now with the country mike icon after he slammed president obama and house speaker john boehner from playing a game of golf. remember the two men teamed up overhe summer to play a round against the vice president and governor of ohio. williams referred to the pairing as one of the biggest political mistakes ever and in case you missed it, here it was. >> come on! come on. that would be like hitler