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very different experience. >> he wants to convey a feeling through these smells. it's remarkable stuff. you can see more with christopher and his quest to perfect an invisible perfume. that's sunday on the next list on cnn. that wraps it up today. you can stay connected with me throughout the week on my life stream. cnn.com/sanjay and join the conversation on twitter, hopefully we'll see you back here and time to get a check of the top stories in the cnn newsroom. hello to you call from the cnn center in atlanta, georgia. this is your cnn saturday morning 8:00 a.m. on this november 19th. it's 7:00 a.m. in fayetteville, arca of we're glad you're here. we have breaking news out of libya. where moammar gadhafi's son has been on the run for months but it appears he has been caught. we'll take you live to tripoli.
before this man allegedly tried to kill president obama, he sent a tape to oprah winfrey. you'll hear what he had to say. also, you remember the story of the baseball player kidnapped in ve vein zela, he's safe and back with his team. let's start right now with the break being story out of libya. where saif gadhafi has been captured apparently trying to flee. he was caught mere the algerian libya poureder. he is wanted by the criminal court. what do know? >> reporter: t.j., we're joined by a guest who can give us more information on this significant capture. i am joined here by a national transitional council military liaison and if you could tell us
what happened? how was he captured? >> the full details is not clear at the moment. we released the information. he was caught near the border. he is currently en route to sdplin tan from what i last heard. the exact details are kept from us for the moment for his own safety and security. >> what state was he in? was he wounded or not? >> he may have sustained some injuries during the capture. his condition is unclear. >> our understanding is there were clashes. so there was resistance to the capture, correct? >> maybe. the details still coming in. but we do know that he has been injured. how extent of his injuries are is unclear at the moment. esque treated. he will be taken care of. his well-being is vital to us.
>> reporter: there have been a lot of concerns about human rights allegations and abuses taking place by revolutionary fighters. are you saying at this time this is a guarantee thing, that he will be treated as a detainee? >> there are no guarantees but that is the objective. we've given orders this that they should take good care of him and mo harm should come to him. en route, the procedure from one location to another isn't very long. that's why there's a lot of secrecy behind it. they're scared we could be inspected by other forces who may have personal grudges or things like that. so far so good. >> reporter: what is next? what is going to happen to him? he's wanted by the international criminal court and supposed to stand trial in the hague. what will happen? >> we'll wait for a final verdict on that. but the people in general do want him to be tried here. he holds a lot of vital information that will be benefit the country and the people.
we expect him to be held and kept here. >> reporter: thank you very much. appreciate it. the national transitional council's military liaison joining us here in tripoli. thank you so much for the update there. saif gadhafi, the son of moammar gadhafi has been captured. we'll have more on who he is, significant can of his capture. we'll be joined by our senior international correspondent, matthew chance, at the top of the hour. let me turn to presidential politics or politics in washington, d.c. the elusive deficit reduction deal. the deadline is officially wednesday, but is it already too late. joe jons live for us on capitol hill. we got at least until wednesday, but in reality we don't have that long. >> no. you're right. the deadline is wednesday. that's when they're supposed to adopt this big budget deal that's been talked about since august. it probably isn't going to
happen. but we'll get to that in a minute. the important thing what you're talking about t.j., is the real sort of practical deadline is monday because by law, number one, they have to release any plan that they're planning to adopt 48 hours before they actually vote on it. the other half of it is, there's something called the congressional budget office. these are the guys who have to estimate how much any plan that affects federal money is going to cost, what it's going to do, what they say it's going to do, and it takes time for them to do that work too. they're going to be able to speed up a little bit. but the bottom line is, this super committee if it comes up with the deal, is really going to have to have it done over this weekend or at least by the end of business monday to have any chance of sort of finishing business before thanksgiving, t.j. >> what time? do we know what time? where they're supposed to be getting together today? >> there's tons of meetings that are supposed to be going on and remember, i mean, the united
states congress pretty much is out of here for thanksgiving. but we have the 12 members of the super committee, powerful members of congress who are sticking around in hopes of having meetings or whatever to get some kind of a budget deal over the next several days. but no, this is a moving target. it's been a moving target for a long time. it's very difficult to do. a lot of pessimism that will happen and no other timetables than monday and then wednesday being the biggest dead liline o all. >> thank you for being with us. we'll check in again. we're about six minutes past the hour. president obama is heading home after wrapping up a week long trip to asia. focused on job creation and cooperation. the president wrapped things up in indonesia a couple of hours ago after meeting with the prime minister. after that, he met with the premiere. that meeting added last minute. president obama expected back in washington early tomorrow
morning. a big day for the republican presidential candidates today. most of them are in iowa. they're attending a conference being put on by a leading family values group. mitt romney will not be there. he's campaigning in new hampshire instead. herman cain, he now has secret service protection. a source inside the government tells cnn that the cain campaign asked for protection after the candidate got unspecified threats. this is how cain responded to questions about adding the secret service protection. >> the thing about secret service is that things are secret. so we don't discuss any details about it because that would not be appropriate. >> later, in the day, cain admitted that there were things they encountered in new hampshire that made the campaign "a little uncomfortable." on tuesday night, republicans will gather steps from the white house where a debate on the national security and economy
co-sponsored by the heritage foup dags and the american enterprise institute. the cnn debate begins 8:00 eastern that is tuesday. turn back to penn state and listen to this news now about former penn state coach joe paterno. he's now been diagnosed with cancer. hln's mike ga lan owes live for us in university park. another development in a story that has different developments every day. nobody necessarily saw had one coming. what's the reaction there? >> stunned. stunned. this is already a town and a campus that's weary, t.j., after what has gone onment then imagine that. what we're finding out, joe paterno received the diagnosis last weekend. imagine what was going on had his household. he's not coaching as a head coach for the first time since 1966 and he finds out he has a treatable form of lung cancer. we do have a statement from his son scott. let me read it. last weekend my father was
diagnosed a treatable form of lung cancer during a follow-up visit for a bronchial illness. he's undergoing treatment and doctors are optimistic that he will make a full recovery. this is a deeply personal matter for my parents and we simply ask that his privacy be respected as he proceeds with treatment. they're saying it's a treatable form of lung cancer. obviously, we all wish the best for joe paterno. remember, they're still playing football. it's got to weigh heavy on the minds of penn state. their football players, the program what's going on with joe paterno and the ncaa launched an investigation. sent penn state a three-page letter. among the highlights, it talks about the coach having to monitor his assistant coaches and administrators in and around the program. that hits at joe paterno. there's another highlight to me and it talks about you have to do more than avoid improper or questionable conduct. you have to rise up. at the end it talks about young people being lifted up and not made victims.
again, four questions at the end of the letter. the penn state has to answer. basically dealing with how did you handle this and what are you putting in place to make sure it doesn't happen again. a statement from penn state, they are with the ncaa and are going to cooperate because obviously, they do not want anything like this happening again as well. >> mike, one other thing, quickly. news about the second mile charity that sandusky founded. what do we know about it? >> well, there was some talk yesterday maybe the organization is folding. that is on the table. the second mile, the charity founded in 1977 by sandusky. it's helped a lot of kids, t.j. three options. they may scale down and operate at a reduced level. working with donors and supporters. number two, they may disband and farm out their operations to other charities or number three, and that means they will fold and they're done. i had a chance to see some kids at a second mile event a couple of nights ago. just these kids, it was a nice activity, working with some of the penn state students. a lot of kids have been helped.
100,000 per year. so we'll see what happens with that. michael galanos. thank you. joe paterno's son is speaking out about the son. he's still an assistant coach at penn state. he was talking with espn about how their lives have been turned upside down the past couple of weeks. says his father want to keep the focus on the victims. >> pretty surreal. like the book of job. i'm not a bible scholar by any stretch of the imagination. but job went from having everything to nothing. it's not quite like that. to keep things in perspective, one of the things that joe said to me throughout this said we have to keep focus on the victims of this whole tragedy. >> paterno family says the family -- paterno says they learned yesterday that he had the treatable form of lung cancer, that we alluded to. still a lot happening at penn state. one other thing the school has to deal with is trying to get
the reputation back. we'll be talking to someone here who will be my guest about how penn state can go about trying to rescue its reputation. also, we'll turn to syracuse and university basketball coach there. says the allegations that he molested two boys is patently false. bernie fine is now on administrative leave, a former ball boy who is now 39 years old says fine molested him hundreds of times over 20 years. he says he told syracuse police about it six years ago. the university actually investigated the 2005 claim. but found no evidence to back it up. fine says he's confident that his reputation will be restored. meanwhile, a former syracuse quarterback talked about the allegations and the investigation with our erin burnett. >> you take these kinds of accusations very, very serious ily. which the university has do. putting him on leave. the troublesome part of this, it comes on the heels of a very explosive case at penn state
that involved a grand jury investigation. in this case, we don't have that proof. we have a story that did -- what was revealed several years ago, investigated and found to be nothing and now we have this second kind of claim that -- >> a relative of the first person. >> exactly. relative of the first person. where this concerns me most is that it clouds the issue of child sexual abuse as something that happens in these big time sports environments and not something that happens on an everyday basis. i think stories like this tend to cloud the issue. bernie fine has been an assistant coach at the syracuse school with the basketball team for the past 35 years. we're at 13 minutes past the hour. i want to you turn up the volume a bit on your television and pay close attention to what we're about to roll for you. this is a doll, a doll that's on store shelves right now. it's a popular toy but the controversy is about what the doll, a talking doll actually says. i want you to listen to it and you come to your own conclusion. let's listen together.
>> we're going to play it for you again. kind of hard to catch there. but a lot of people think it's clear what the doll is saying and if the doll is saying what they think the doll is saying, why in the world would anybody buy this thing for their child. we'll have this controversy coming up. also the man allegedly tried to shoot the president. so why did he send a tape of him stove oprah winfrey? we'll be taking a look at his message. but, right now let's say good morning to riddles wolf. hey there, kind sir in. >> i got to follow those two stories? yeah. you better bring it man. >> we're going to see incredible weather in miami or tampa. highs will be in the 80s. feel like a beautiful fall day. in other parts of the country, it is a winter wol on especially in the central plains, northern plains and the upper midwest. that's all coming up ahead. what was that doll saying? he was saying he didn't want snow. just guessing.
quarter past the hour on this saturday morning. give you a look at stories making news cross-country. we dpbegin with a chain reactio crash in oceanside, california. >> take a look at this scene. an suv embedded in a vacant building. police say it rear ended two other cars triggering the accident. the suv jumped a curb, hit a man before careening into the building. the pedestrian was airlift today a local hospital. he was seriously injured. the suv's driver, taken to the camp pendleton naval hospital and two marines, passengers in one of the vehicles, wound up with minor injuries. in georgetown, south carolina, a sinkhole swallowed up a foundation of this building in a shopping mall causing it to partially collapse. you can see what's left of the roof and walls. no injuries, but cleanup work will be happening all weekend. firefighters started to inspect other buildings after spotting
other smaller sinkholes. this may be going a bit too far. we all know that the day after thanksgiving is known as black friday. that's when the stores have the really good deals. but can you believe people are already camping out for friday's deals? this is what it looks like outside one best buy store in st. peter's burglary, florida. one family pitched their tent on monday. they're not moving until they get a good deal on a tv. well, should a videotape sent to oprah winfrey raised any red flags about a potential presidenti presidential a sassin. the obamas weren't home at the time. now the secret service is taking a look, a closer look at at tape. it's a tape ortega sent to oprah winfrey. listen to this. >> you see oprah.
there is still so much more that god needs me to express to the world. it's not just a coincidence that i look like jesus. i am the modern day jesus christ that you all have been waiting for. >> ortega, apparently wanted to be a guest on oprah's show. he's now in federal custody awaiting his next court appearance in washington. coming up next, minnesota bracing for the first snowfall of the season. we'll get the latest as we take a live look at minneapolis. good morning to you all there. we'll check in with reynolds in a moment. at 18 past the hour and something later where we talked about here and you have been talking about throughout the morning with me. been chiming in and talking about this high school coach in kansas city who is on administrative leave but some want him fired for a comment made to a student caught on camera. listen to this.
>> welfare recipient. >> who? >> students that don't get their -- >> the student who caught that on camera says the coach harassed him over the years and this might have been the last straw, saying the student was going to end up on welfare if you don't get your grades up. but is apology enough in this story. we'll have more from your comments later on this cnn saturday morning. to... get in t. not anymore. to... get in t. ink, the small business card from chase introduces jot an on-the-go expense app made exclusively for ink customers. custom categorize your expenses anywhere. save time and get back to what you love. the latest innovation. only for ink customers. learn more at chase.com/ink
we're at 20 minutes past the hour. about to check in with reynolds wolf in a second. he'll be talking about the massive wildfire going in western nevada and weather has been playing a role in this thing. as many as 10,000 people had to be evacuated from their homes. also know that at least 25 homes sustained some kind of damage from the fire. reno fire officials said they may have prevented 4,000 homes from being burned in this winfield wildfire. the areas had wind gusts as high 85 miles an hour. reynolds, you were saying this. you weren't -- hurricane strength winds whipping up a fire. >> absolutely. basically like a blast furnace so to speak. the winds will drop back, humidity is going to be back. the firefighters should have a little bit of help from mother nature. yesterday, a nightmare scenario,
areas scorched around reno. we're seeing the storm system that helped provide wind and that's up and out of the part of the nevada. what we're going to see behind it a little bit of a respite. maybe moisture from the pacific. it's going to take a while to get there. it's not going to be in an instant. firefighters will have their work cut out for them. that storm system is not nailed to the ground. it's going to lift into the northern plains. as it does so, it goes from a wind maker, also wind, but also a snow maker. the twin cities, back into the northern plains, anywhere from 3 to 7 for the northern plains. for the twin cities, i'm thinking anywhere there one to three inches of snowfall. you'll have delays in minneapolis, st. paul. possibly in chicago before is said and done. you get the cold air from the north. the wrap around moisture giving you the snowfall. the wind is going to be an issue for you.
as the low lifts up into the early evening, that low is basically going to split the difference between minneapolis, green bay and chicago. chicago, a rain event. white out conditions along i-90. nightmares trying to make the drive. please be careful there. wrapping it up quickly. 30s and 40s for the pacific northwest. 57 in san francisco. 58 in denver. 67 in kansas city. wrapping it up in chicago at 55. 55 in atlanta. 54 in washington, new york with 52 degrees. t.j.? that's all? i usually come with something a little more. just t.j.? >> i feel bad now. is it kind much anti-climactic. >> a little bit. >> i'm just going to let you take it. >> have another opportunity throughout the morning. >> i'm sure i will. >> 23 past the hour now. coming up after a break, making sure kids grow up tech savvy. look at some unique apps designed to get young people
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we're coming up on the bottom of the hour on this cnn saturday morning. if you want a job these days, more likely you will need some computer and tech skills. according to the computer science teachers association, just 31% of its members teach in schools where students are required to take introductory computer science classes. if few are required, how do you get young people interested in learning more? digital life expert mario armstrong joins me now. we have hands-on apps to get kids hooked, is the word hooked on the possibilities of technology. what do you mean by that? >> yes, that is the word of the day. thanks for showing that statistic, t.j. very good homework and research to pull that out there. that's important. we are trying to hook these kids to get them interested into these 21st century jobs. the bottom line is if you can't know how to program or understand what it means to program, it's going to be tough for kids to really compete in
the 21st century and be able to get the job they really want. not just parents and care-givers we want for our kids. >> let's turn to this app. we think of the generation being tech savvy. they have the devices and the computers, all this stuff. but that's not what we're talking about. we're talking about getting young people into programming and explain that. >> this first app is made by carnegie mel lon university researchers. it's called alice. alice.org. essentially, it teaches young kids from middle school and high school is a nice interface where they can click and dragon the screen, they can create characters on the screen. just by using the mouse, they see the programming language associated with the movements. thereby they start to understand quickly how the program and what the coding would need in order to make the events happen.
>> okay. >> it's courseware for teachers and it's all free and you can download it at home or use it in the classroom. >> that's cool. it's one thing to just do it, but you can see what's going on behind the scenes that made that happen. another one here, kids will be into this, creating animated stories and sharing them on the web. >> this one is made by scratch. it's made by m.i.t. researchers. scratch.mit.edu. the same but different. you can create interactive stories. you can create characters and animation and give a storyline to that. a whole plot to that and then share so other kids can remix your work. you see a lot of collaboration, a lot of mathematical concepts being done. it's a really good way to get kids excited about something they want to do. but then learn the mathematical computations behind the scenes. >> another thing here, m.i.t., offering free on-line courses? >> this is big, man. for you, me or even down to the kids, m.i.t. has something called open courseware. they have a really smart section
for kids in high school that want -- these are m.i.t. courses that are available on-line. you cannot get a degree doing this. but you can take all of these courses on the web free of charge. it's amazing that m.i.t. has made this resource available. and not enough people know it exist. if you want to prepare your kids from high school for what college level work will be like. it's a great source for that or even for home-schooling. >> i am going to get on that just so i can say i'm taking courses at m. ti t. >> right. >> i'm signing up that sounds good. mario, we'll have to leave it there. folks you know where to find us and mario every saturday at this time. lifestyle guide. mario armstrong with the latest on technology. good to see you. >> you too, my friend. we're at the bottom of the hour now and on the road in iowa and the majority of the republican presidential field will be there today for a pretty big event. somebody will not be there. we'll tell you who.
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about 34 minutes past the hour on this cnn saturday morning. thank you for spending time with us. let me get you caught up on stories. libya's most wanted now in custody. in military custody. the son of former libyan leader moammar gadhafi has been captured. libyan military officials say saif al islam, was captured near the border with algeria. we haven't been able to independently authenticate the photo there. president obama due home tomorrow after touring asia. an australian reporter claims to have found an embarrassing security slip-up. the reporter discovered the president's itinerary and security detail in the gutter outside australia's parliament building shortly after the president's visit there. no word from the secret service or the white house on this. also breaking dawn, the
latest installment of the romance saga hit big screens across the country yesterday. thursday night showings reportedly raked in more than $30 million. an important event today with presidential hopefuls. paulstein housers tells us why most of the candidates are in iowa and why one in particular is not. good morning t.j. with just over six weeks to go until the iowa caucuses, the campaign is back on the calt californca calendar. it's the people of iowa that pick the presidents. texas governor rick perry with newt gingrich, businessman herman cain, ron paul, michele bachmann and former senator rick s an tore um are speaking today. they will have a big say in determining which candidate wins iowa's january 3rd caucuses.
while most of the white house hopefuls will be in the hawk wie state today,mitt romney will not. the former massachusetts governor is making a second bid for the nomination campaigning in new hampshire. which votes second. a reminder to you, tuesday night on cnn, the republicans running for president will gather in washington, d.c. for a debate on national security and the economy. cnn's putting this on and getting help. co-sponsored by the heritage foundation and the american enterprise institute. that's tuesday, 8:00 eastern here on cnn. turning to california now, where 30 years after actress natalie wood drowned off catalina island, police are reopening the case. our careen winter is in los angeles. >> reporter: t.j., the los angeles county sheriff's department says robert wagner, who was on the yacht the night she died, they say he is not a suspect. but still, this hasn't stopped investigators from taking a second look at this mysterious
case. natalie wood was one of the most popular, sought after actresses in hollywood which made her death in 1981 at just 43 years old all the more shocking and for some inex plik believe. officials were vague friday about what led to the reopening of the investigation after 30 years. >> recently, we have received information which we felt was substantial enough to make us take another look at this case. >> it was thanksgiving weekend 1981 when wood and her actor husband robert wagner went sailing on their yacht the splen do you remember. they were joined by christopher walken. they got into a heated argument. a short time later, wagner notified the fourth person on the yacht, captain dennis davern. that wood was not on board. he told cnn she might have tried to take the yacht's dingy to shore. >> i said to robert wagner, i
said well let's turn on the searchlight to see if we can see her. and he said no, we don't want to do that right now. >> natalie wood was discovered hours later dressed in a nightgown and socks floating a mile from the yacht. the autopsy revealed dozens of bruises on her body. still the coroner quashed rumors that she was killed or committed suicide, insisting the splendor in the grass star died of accidental drowning. was alcohol to blame? an autopsy showed wood had an alcohol blood level of .14. even more perplexing, wood once told an interviewer her greatest fear was dark sea water. and her sister lana, later claimed natalie didn't even know how to swim. 30 years later, the question remains. how did natalie wood end up floating in the pacific? as for the captain of that yacht, investigators say they want to talk to him and hear what he has to say d.j., this time around.
>> thanks as always for kareen winter and natalie wood's sister spoke with our piers morgan last night. >> i would prefer to always believe that r.j. would never do anything to hurt natalie and he loved her dearly, which he did. i don't believe that whatever went on was deliberate. i've always cared about him. i always will care about him. i would prefer to continue living the prior explanations, but i don't think that's going to happen. and it's, as i said, very painful. >> the r.j. she's referring to is robert wagner. her sister, wood and wagner mayor nid 1957, divorced and then remarried in 1972. meanwhile for wagner a spokesman for him had this to say after the public announcement. although no one in the wagner family has heard from the l.a.
county sheriff's department about this matter, they fully support the efforts of the l.a. county sheriff's department. 40 minutes past the hour now. your morning passport is coming up. zulu, what do you think? images of warriors wearing intimidating leopard skins maybe. but would you look at them any differently if they were wearing fake if you remember? that is coming up. also, black friday is coming up. you know you'll be out there. what about these folks out there this early? what could be worth camping out for a week in front of a best buy? we'll explain.
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which is actually a combination of zulu culture and christianity. the shempber wear the leopard skin in ceremonies and the concern by this very proactive group is we're concerned about the long-term survival of the african leopard. so as you can see, they wear these exquisite leopard skins. >> all genuine. >> all genuine. they got together and said what can we do? we can come up with an unbelievable product. a product that looks as close to leopard skin as leopard. you know the dark dots on the left of the skin, they're know as rose it's and they're beautiful n group and in particular a young man who is a conservation biologist and i spoke to him four minutes ago. he's excited. what you're seeing there is real leopard skin. within a week, they will come up with what is synthetic.
but from where you and i are sitting, you will not be able to see the difference. >> still in the process of putting this together? >> he said in two weeks the product will be out there. now the question is how do you convince the church and remember the mixture of zulu culture and christianity and they're around five million in africa. it's not only south africa, it's zimbabwe and mow sam beak, how do you convince them of this. pound for pound, the leopard has the most power of any other wildcat. they're stealthy. they double the weight up the tree for the prey. it's a level of wisdom. do you get the same wearing fake as to real. >> the zulus, this is not aesthetic for them. they're not wearing is because they think it's beautiful. >> tristan said both. he said actually a lot of them do wear it because it's so exquisite. one would think it's because of the wisdom. but he said having done numerous
interviews, part of it is that it is so incredibly magnificent when you look at the leopard skin and the sheen. he really believes if they come up with this product, he will convince the leaders. think about the price. a real leopard skin is around 500 d. you can have the fake for 60. there's a saying. i'll say it to you. may the power of the leopard be with you. >> all right, then. we got a couple of weeks. we'll get a follow-up on this in a couple of weeks, then. >> absolutely. i'll get you your own leopard skin something. >> how do you know i don't have a closet full of leopard skin? j just kidding. now, black friday just around the corner, actually about a week away. you see this every year. but why? why do you camp out for a week to get a deal on what, a big screen tv? we'll show what you this couple is up to and what they're after. stay with us on this cnn saturday morning.
we're about a quarter of the top of the hour. tough economy these days. holidays are coming up. you do what you got to do to save a buck? but would you pitch a tent aught sidewalk days before, about a week before the big black friday sale? well, a couple in st. peets burglary, florida did that. wfts with their story. >> no. this is not an occupy best buy tent. just some bargain hunters wanting to occupy the first place in line for the black friday door busters. >> we got our mast erwin dough here. >> side view. >> then we got the side view. >> meet tito hernandez and
christine orta, they're camping out in front of the store in st. pete. >> we got here monday night. we set up tents and our game plan is to stay here until about thursday, thursday afternoon. >> it's great. we think it's fantastic and we welcome everyone to come out. >> spending extended periods of time in a tent surrounded by concrete can be challenging. >> it's not easy. it is hot. >> a the time pass and people come and go, the tent becomes shaded. but that doesn't keep customers from turning up the heat with opinions. >> i think it's crazy. >> i could not believe that somebody would wait out here for three, four, five days for the black friday event. >> it's not the hottest thing i've done but it's pretty crazy. it's different. >> now, what's really going to make the campers happy is if they're the first ones in line to be able to come through the door and get their hands-on a flat screen tv. >> interested in the 42 and 595. but mostly the 55. similar to the one above here.
>> what if they don't get it? what if you wait all that time and you don't get the tv? we'll follow-up with them next weekend. we're about 12 minutes at the top of the hourment up next, wilson ramos is back with his teammates after being kidnapped at gunpoint in his native venezuela. we'll tell you what doctors are saying after they gave him a physical. [ sniffs ] i have a cold. [ sniffs ] i took dayquil but my nose is still runny. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't treat that. really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose.
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about nine minutes at the top of the hour. let's say good morning to joe carter joining us from hln sport. >> good to be here. >> much different story with wilson ramos. >> what a story. it's like out of a hollywood script. wilson ramos safe and sound, home in washington. he actually met with team doctors yesterday. he got a physical, clean bill of health. there he is in the locker room, hugging teammates. last week he was kidnapped at begun point, held captive in the mountains. police kman doughs had to swoop in, they traded shots. right out of a hollywood script. he feels reborn after getting rescued and getting a second chance at life. he looks great when you consider what he's been through. actually, looks like he might have put on a few pounds when he was first rescued. >> but did he check out with his doctor? you said he had a physical, right. >> the doctors say he's in great shape was their quote and he's in great spirits. >> all right. let's turn now to something we
saw last night. all eyes were on this oklahoma state game. number two team in the country. football team. but they're playing right after the tragedy of the head women's basketball coach and another coach in a plane crash. >> thursday the plane went down just outside of little rock, arkansas. and last night the team took the football field with heavy hearts. they played in ames, iowa. they came in ranked second in the country unbeaten and playing against unranked iowa state. they upset them in double over time. 37-3. now this is a who is going to play in the national championship game. it really shakes things up. you really only have one undefeated team in it. they remain undefeated. that's lsu. you have all the one loss teams eyeing the prize. it's a beauty contest to see who will get in the championship game. i know arkansas is on the list. you've got oklahoma. you have several, oklahoma
state, having one loss. alabama is on that list as well. lsu lsh alabama rematch. >> that will not happen. lsu will not finish undefeated. you're asking the wrong guy. a journalist will not be objective, the one time. it's game day, reynolds. couple of big ones. weather going to be a problem with any of the games? >> it's going to be very cold in austin stadium where the ducks will be playing. let's get the forecast started. one of the interesting contest. usc has been on the precipice. should be an interesting game. it always is competitive. kickoff at 8:00 p.m. the wind will be stronger at halftime with temperatures at 37 degrees. very cool there. oklahoma and baylor, oklahoma out of it. they still have to play oklahoma state. since they lost last night, this is interesting. kickoff 8:00 p.m. winds will be stronger later in the game. mississippi state and arkansas. playing in little rock.
>> we do a couple of games down there to get more people in the state a chance to get there. >> reynolds stadium with the big boys. >> conditions on the screen, should be interesting there too. there's a couple of the matchups tonight. >> should be interesting. gentlemen, thank you both. did you all -- i didn't see you there. the soul train miusic awards. >> did not get the invitation. >> sorry. >> but would you all believe -- you all will believe the soul train awards, who steals the show once again? look. wolf blitzer at the b.e.t. soul train awards. but why is wolf blitzer the star of the show. we'll explain later. i've been reading your comments and lot of you have something to say. a coach is on administrative leave after a complaint filed against him after he tells a student that the student is going to end up as a future
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all right. as we get closer to the top of the hour, we'll reset. first a little funment reynolds we missed you thursday night. one place i knew you were going to be, i knew it was the soul train music awards. >> i would have been there in a heartbeat. i know that guy. >> i found a hot dpate, didn't ? >> malcolm jamaal warner. that's shaquille o'neil's ex-wife there. he put on the show. that's morris day.
he performed. >> melissa was there as well. morris dpa get probably the best show of the evening was that performance. >> that says a whole lot. >> they were impressive. but the other star of the show. the wolfpack. all right. you see this. that's wolf over there. you see malcolm jamaal warner, fredricka whitfield and wolf walked in with those three. called them his wolfpack. >> it works. it works for me. sure. >> yes. >> they love wolf at this awards show. last year he did the dougie a dance up on stage. this year he go a little rap, a little beat bop. there's wolf. he did a drum solo, beat boxing and rapping. yeah. the whole -- >> do you have any video of that? >> the show hasn't aired yet. so we kwant have the video. >> i think it will air a few times. wall to wall. >> we'll do it during the republican debate next week. >> whatever it takes, man.
>> thank you. we'll check in with reynolds in a second. let me reset this thing saturday morning. give you a look at some of the things we're keeping a close eye on. after being fired from penn state, we're learning that former coach joe paterno has been diagnosed with a treatable form of lung cancer. paterno's family learned of the diagnosis after a follow-up visit of bronchial illness. after wrapping up a week long trip to asia, the trip focused on job creation and cooperation. president obama is expected back in washington sometime early tomorrow morning. meanwhile, an australian reporter claims to have foun this. this is embarrassing. a potentially dangerous security slip-up. says he dpis kwofrd president obama's can have dpengs itinerary and security dpee tail in t -- detail outside in the
gutter. no word from the white house or the secret service. breaking story we're following this morning out of libya. it appears that saif gadhafi, the son of moammar gadhafi has been captured after weeks on the run. here's a photo we have gotten. this is being disfribted in libya. this is from the france iransit council. you see what appears to be saif gadhafi there. resembles the son of gadhafi. we haven't verified the authenticity of the photo. he was caught by the revolutionary fighters after a firefight in a libyan desert. according to the council, he was slightly wounded. necessity go have a warrant out for his arrest from the international criminal court for war crimes. we'll get more on this. what does the cap if you remember mean? our matthew chance is our senior
international correspondent joining me now from lon godon. after all that's happened and the council getting a government in place, how relevant is the capture of saif gadhafi? >> i think if it's true this time, because of course his capture has been in angst at least once in the past in october at the height of the rebellion which proved to be not true. then i think it's obviously a good thing in terms of the ability of the kun fwun frcount move on. there's an indictment for him for war crimes at the hague. we understand from the hague authorities are now in touch with the justice authorities in libya to try and get him handed over so he request be tried there. the big question is what will happen to saif al islam gadhafi. will he be handed over and face a trial or will he meet the same
fate as his father did in october, t.j.? >> do you any they're taking extra care, the transitional council and the military there to handle saif, if this is true, to handle him differently. there was criticism after moammar gadhafi gad at thwas fo >> we'll see how that develops. tempers, emotions run high when someone like this is captured. we saw that with the celebratory gunfire in the streets of tripoli, elsewhere as well. obviously the authorities will be keen to show that the new libya is not the kind kwun fri where people are executed at well. that puts the fugitives and criminals on frietrial. given what happened with his
father in october, there will be ex fra efforts and attention given as to how al islam is stre treated. there's a strong support and opinion that wants that members of the gadhafi clan shall the tribe to be tried by libyan courts. so that's a debate that will be had once this initial celebration of saif gadhafi being taken into custody are over. we'll turn back to news in this country out of washington, d.c. the elusive deficit reduction deal. the dped line is wednesday. let me bring in joe johns for us on capitol hill. >> the bottom line is they need, in the interest of transparency to get the information out there 48 hours before there's nia profl on the super committee for what would be at least a $1.2
trillion budget cutting deal. which has been frankly, very elusive. there's a fre amount of pessimism on capitol hill to reach an agreement they can live with and keep this process in play. what's sinteresting, if you tal to members of the super committee, what you hear is a lot of optimism that they're expressing at least in front of the cameras. we have couple sound bites and we'll falk about th falk about them on the other. >> the division is on taxes and whether or not the wealthiest americans should share in the sacrifice that all of us have to make. that's the decision. it's what we're waiting for. i remain hopeful. >> i remain hopeful that we can meet our goal. i urge my colleagues to join us
in this effort. we have frtruly a once in a liv time opportunity creating a simpler fairer tax system with lower rates for everyone and put our government on a path toward fiscal sanity. >> okay t.j., this isn't explained too much. but why are they sounding so optimistic if behind the scenes they're pessimistic. the bottom line, it's about expectations and smart members of congress know that the first person or whoever come out first saying this isn't going to happen, it looks like they're quitting and then they can be blamed at the end of the game for the sort of stepping out of the process. >> okay. we've moved on from doing the work to doing the politics that will come immediately after. joe johns on capitol hill. we'll fin to check in with you. seven minutes past the hour. i want you to turn up your fell vision sets just for a second here. i need to play something for you and i need to you listen closely
to it. this is a doll. a dpoll that will probably be popular around the christmas holiday. take a listen to it now. >> okay. not sure how well you could make it out. some people say they can kwlecly make out what the doll is saying. if it's saying what they think, this doll does not need to be in any toy store. stay tuned for cnn saturday morning.
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11 minutes past the hour now. have you heard what dolls are saying these days? there's a new toy out there. it's a talking doll and some customers are upset about what they say is offensive and what the doll is saying. we played it for you a moment ago. it's a little hard to hear. the snippet we'll play for you. turn the tv up a tad and pay close attention. listen to what the doll is saying. >> what did you think you heard, reynolds? >> i want to know what you think it said. i want your opinion. >> we're going to do this one more time. it's kind of tough there. we have to play the snippet. it's a doll, this is you and me interactive triplets. one of the dolls talks. listen to what it says again. >> i don't know what you all
think you heard. but a lot of people say it's clear to them what the doll is saying. they think it's saying "hey, you crazy [ bleep ] ". >> what does it represent? a b-word. a lot of people upset. they think it's clear what they're hearing. it's made for kids two years and up. customers concerned. now we've gotten reaction from toys-r-us where the doll is being sold and the spokesperson there explains it to us this way. says the doll is going to stay in stores and will be on sale. she says, any sound similar to a swear word is just a coincidence. what you are hearing is baby babble. people think they're hearing something. that's why i didn't want to tell the viewer ahead of time what people think they're hearing. i want you to jump to your own conclusion. seriously, when you heard the
first time, before you heard what the word -- >> you want to know what i think? i think i found your christmas present. i know what t.j. is getting. they're a triplets but only one speaks. >> just one of them has a potty mouth. a bad triplet. >> additional diapers. a mouth diaper so to speak for that one. something we can learn every day. let's talk about weather today. northern plains, you'll have problems into the upper midwest. you can see that on your delays. take a look at temperatures. boston, chicago, miami all expecting delays. one of the places that's starting to stand out is minneapolis-st. paul. we'll show you again. this storm system. this is a day ago, it was moving to the rocky mountains. this was producing snowfall. several feet of snow in the highest elevations. it was also producing strong winds that helped to fan the flames. the big fires that we had of course in reno that they're
still battling. although the winds will die down towards the west in the great basin, they're going to get more moisture up there. thankfully the wind are -- that's great news. meanwhile for the eastern seaboard. high pressure is the dominating feature. few scattered clouds here and there. the windy conditions persist for the great lakes. also in the upper midwest, you'll see 25 to 35 miles per hour gusts. whiteout conditions are possible in parts of i-90 and 94. it's going to be the situation throughout the day and this is the reason that storm system will push between minneapolis, near green bay, chicago should be a wind event and also some rain. when coming in from the south. fairly mild conditions with highs today going to 55. 68 in memphis. 58 in albuquerque. 30s and 40s from seattle to portland and 57 in san francisco. t.j., over to you. >> all right, thank you reynolds. we'll check in with him throughout the morning. cnn takes is its place as the knowledge network with a new show profiling exceptional
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students across the country are thinking about what college they're going to go to. as they fill out applications, how many had penn state on their list? but now penn state is no longer on the list? maybe that's one example of how penn state has work to do on its reputation. let me bring in somebody here to help me with that. branding expert. ceo and president of brand me international. is that real? do you think there's some kids sitting around and more so the parents saying wait a minute, cross penn state off your list? >> absolutely. let's be honest here, we're dealing with a tragedy of epic proportions. right now, the school's never seen an incident like this in a collegiate athletics hike this. for the children, this is a difficult time. my heart and prayer goes out to them. >> where do they even start? they have a new president. where do you start to get people to think differently about penn state? >> it's going to take time first of all. i also think it's really
important. they'll have to -- it's about the worth. penn state has been noted to be worth over $4.6 billion. right now they have to rally the troops, get the right minds at the table and do what i call cpr. which is create community, create clans and be resilient to keep going forward. >> what do they need to revitalize, work in the athletic department, specifically the football team, that image or has this tainted the whole school and it's not just about the nittany lion that mascot? >> it's bigger than football. penn state's mantra is we are penn state. now it's an identity crisis. who is penn state? what are their values? how do they bring in loyalty and compassion right now? they have to talk about the broader side of the school, which is not just football, it's education. one of the top schools is a business school, which is all around their supply chain
management. it's one of the top programs. let's have conversations about how we'll heal and how this program, this is bigger than the university. >> how do you do that? you're talking about that cpr. what would you tell them? who do you target? do you make sure you're out front? how do you go about making people think differently about penn state? >> first of all it's the communication. they've got to be honest and very empathetic about the situation what's happened about the scandal itself. then this he have to step back and say what is the new message going to be? those are our biggest fans. our students, our faculty, our staff and the alumni. they have to get back in with them and say how do you tell your story. what has your experience at penn state been? how do we talk about this as an opportunity to recover and be resilient? >> sounds like they have a long long way to go. good to have you here, melissa. we'll see you again plenty i'm sure. also coming up, we'll share your comments on a story you all have been talking about this morning
with me. the controversial comments from a coach, a high school coach telling a student that he's going to end up on welfare. and yep, this was caught on camera. look at this. >> welfare recipient. >> who? >> who? >> students that don't get their grades. >> yes. we'll show that to you, explain the story. we'll also have your comments and tell you why a racial harassment complaint has been filed against that coach. stay with us on cnn saturday morning. ♪
i tell you what i can spend. i do my best to make it work. i'm back on the road safely. and i saved you money on brakes. that's personal pricing. all right. we get close to the bottom of the hour. high school coach in kansas city is in some trouble for a comment he made to a student that was caught on camera. he called the kid a future welfare recipient. the boy's filed a racial harassment complaint. we have the story from our affiliate kcet. >> on tuesday, marcus williams, jr., says students in a photography class asked him to pose for a picture in the
hallway at the high school. a senior says what a coach said to him next crossed the line. >> he was doing -- he stopped and he was like, hey, take the picture and when you take the picture at the bottom label it future welfare recipient. and i was just like, i'm kind of hurt. they were just laughing. i'm like trying to play it off, laughing with them. >> marcus says for the past two years, this is the kind of awful remarks that he got from his basketball coach, derrick howard. but this time he decided to pull out his smartphone and asked the coach to repeat. >> future welfare recipient. >> who? >> who? >> students that don't get their grades. this is a coach, this is a teacher, this is somebody who i trusted to teach my son. my son is carrying a baggage two years with the harassment with the bullying by somebody who is bigger than him, who had more authority than him.
>> the student said things were so bad, he didn't try out for basketball this year because coach howard often allegedly spoke to african-american players in a belittling way. >> you're at your high school, five years from now, you won't make $30,000. you won't be able to do this, you won't be successful. >> marcus junior asked the coach to stop the remarks and he didn't and he went to the principal with the recording and the coach was brought in and said he was sorry. >> i think he apologized to take the heat off of him, you know. that i don't think he really mean what he say. >> so he and his father went to the school today to file this racial harassment report against coach howard. they want him removed from teaching and coaching. >> i speak for every black african-american in that school. you got to deal with the parents. we see you now. it's over. >> i got a lot of response from you this morning. you the viewers been writing in to me. here's what some of you said. one of them saying teachers or coaches are supposed to be role
models. comments are out of line and degrading. another one saying, an apology from the coach is not enough. he should be fired. >> also, another perspective saying the coach is correct. student who earned c's, d's and f's will have a terrible time in our current economy. education is key to success. one more here to share with you. just goes to show you we still live in a society where skin colors still matters. fact. appreciate many of you writing in. some of you, again, the coach said people who don't make good grades are going to end up being welfare recipients. no matter what context some of you are saying the comments were out of line. coming up here in our next hour, somebody has been a friend to the show over the years. excited to talk to her again. victoria rowell from the soaps and from a couple of books she's written. she's joining me to talk about not acting or books but national
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