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so easy go. a major political shift in france. president nicolas sarkozy has lost his bid for re-election. his socialist challenger, francois hollande, is the winner with most of the votes counted. in sarkozy's concession speech, he urged voters to stand behind the president-elect. >> translator: in the new republic, this is a republican choice, francois hollande is the president of france. he must be respected. >> we'll tell you how the french election will impact the u.s. economy in a live report from paris just minutes away now. just hours after the run of the roses at the kentucky derby, louisville police are investigating a murder at churchill downs. a body was discovered before dawn near the barns.
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earlier i spoke with sergeant roger biven with the police department about the investigation. >> at this point we still have been unable to identify the individual. we do believe he's a hispanic male, probably in his 30s or 40s. and that is all the information we have on his identity. we do have a few leads coming in. and we'll certainly be following up on that. after an autopsy is conducted in the morning, we'll have a better indication of cause of death. it was located by the workers in the barn area this morning. track security called the police to the scene. >> police say around 400 people were near the crime scene last night, and they're trying to talk to as many of them as they can. a manhunt is under way right now after a mother and her three daughters disappeared. in mississippi, police say they have found two bodies at a home associated with adam mayes. he's the man suspected in the disappearance of jo ann bain, the tennessee mother and her
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daughters. the four were reported missing by the woman's husband. an al qaeda operative wanted for his role in the deadly bombing of "uss cole" has been killed. 17 u.s. sailors died in that attack back in october of 2000. he was killed today in an air strike in yemen. he had been indicted in the united states on 50 terrorism counts. the fbi had offered a $5 million reward for his capture. a deadly day for troops in afghanistan. a gunman dressed in an afghan army uniform shot and killed a nato service member before being killed by coalition forces. and in another province, a roadside bomb exploded killing one american and wounding two others. the explosion hit a vehicle carrying sufficient troops near an outpost close to the pakistan border. the lawyer for 9/11 mastermind khalid shaikh mohammed says the military justice system is rigged, so he
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can't do his job. mohammed and four defendants were arraigned saturday in guantanamo bay, cuba. the hearing dragged out for 13 hours as the five accused conspirators did everything in their power to defy the court. despite the protests, the military's chief prosecutor says the trial will be fair and just. >> for those who lost family or friends on september 11th, or who were injured in the attacks, no words are adequate for this moment. but know that however long the journey, and this arraignment is only the start of the legal process that could take many months, the united states is committed to accountability under law for those who have plotted to attack our nation and to kill innocent people. >> the next hearing is scheduled for june 12th. overseas now. french voters are shaking things
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up in a very big way. they elect a new president today. socialist francois hollande has beaten president nicolas sarkozy in a razor-close race. cnn's holly is live at hollande's headquarters in paris. what were the influences in the election? >> reporter: well, basically the economy, the eurozone debt crisis. nicolas sarkozy is just one of about a dozen european leaders who's been driven from office because of this debt crisis, because of persistently high unemployment in the region. it's a new chapter for france. francois hollande is now the new president. he's a socialist. it's the first time in about a generation that this country has had a socialist president. men maerns are not familiar with francois hollande. he's never head a very high position. he's been an elected official from a small region in france. although he's been in politics his entire life as a member, and
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a leader of the socialist party. so how will things change? the big issue for france is how it will strike a deal with germany to solve this debt crisis in this region. so far, france and germany had agreed to cut spending. and countries such as greece or portugal or spain where the debt crisis was a really big and important issue. francois hollande says, look, not so fast. my approach is a little bit different. yes, i agree we need spending cuts, but i also believe there should be a growth plan included in any agreement with germany in the eurozone. why does that matter to americans? that's because every time there are real fears that there might be a collapse from one of the governments such as greece, that it won't be able to pay back its debts, that impacts u.s. stock prices directly. so that's one of the things i think americans will be interested in in the coming weeks and months, and that is how will francois hollande approach this eurozone debt
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crisis, will markets be rattled or concerned because he says he doesn't agree that spending cuts alone are enough to solve the problem, fredricka. >> hala, lots of concerns about the ripple effect that you alluded to, impacting the u.s. markets. then there's that relationship that has been built between the white house and sarkozy. now this white house, six months away from re-election, now having to build upon a new relationship. >> reporter: yeah. and we've heard, i spoke with the campaign manager for francois hollande just a few days ago who told me that members of the administration, he wouldn't say on what level, had already been in touch with the campaign of francois hollande, because he the expectation was so high that he was going to win. we're hearing from the uk prime minister's office that david cameron, the british prime minister, has called francois hollande. the first stop for francois hollande will be berlin, followed by chicago, and camp david. there are, of course, important nato and g-8 summits happening in the united states in the next
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few weeks. this is a close, friendly alliance. there are a few minor differences, like how to deal with afghanistan and how quickly to withdraw troops. of course, the relationship will remain friendly. >> hala, thanks so much, in paris. back in this country, television and film actor george smith lindsay has died at the age of 83. if you watched television at any point in the past 40 years, chances are you've seen his work. >> he's got a wild streak in him. >> everyone loved him. he was known simply as goober on the andy griffith show. it originally aired in the 1960s. lindsey also appeared as goober on maberry rfd and hee-haw. members of 9/11 victims are
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more than ten years after the nim attacks, families of victims traveled to cuba to see the alleged terrorists in court, and they say they're frustrated. they were there in person to watch the defendants in a military trum. although proceedings didn't go as planned. other families watched the case back in the u.s. on closed-circuit television. our susan candiotti has more. >> reporter: for al santura it's deja vu. i first met al and his wife maureen in gitmo in 2009. they were there with other 9/11
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families who got to see accused mastermind khalid shaikh mohammed in person when he openly claimed responsibility for the terror attacks that took nearly 3,000 lives. their son, christopher, a new york firefighter for just six months was one of the victims. >> they stood up and they said, we're guilty, we're proud of what we did, and we'd do it again if we could. >> reporter:. >> we expected them to behave in the same manner. >> reporter: they were among the nibl families and first responders invited to watch the gitmo arraignment long distance by a closed-circuit tv at an army base in new york. >> why are they putting up with these shenanigans? >> reporter: it included courtroom outbursts. the defendants' refusal to answer question and whether female prosecutors should cover their hands or legs. >> it was outrageous. >> reporter: they wished the military would permit tv coverage so others could watch
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the proceedings as they are. >> this should be america's trial. >> why do you think americans should be able to see and hear this trial? >> this is about an attack on america. it should be open for all americans to see. >> reporter: a passerby happened to snap a photo of his son's duty truck going to the awful tragedy that day. the memories never fade. >> i hear him. in my head. screaming out for justice. >> reporter: they plan to watch more pretrial hearings next month. patient and determined as ever for justice, they say. after more than a decade of waiting. susan candiotti, cnn, new york. stories making headlines now around the world. a serious opposition is blaming the government for a blast that hit damascus yesterday. activists want an investigation into the explosion. syria is due to hold parliamentary elections tomorrow despite ongoing violence.
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police in moscow detained more than 400 protesters, one day before vladimir putin's inauguration as russia's president. three key leaders of the anti-putin movement were among those arrested. the interior minister said 20 police officers were injured in clashes with protesters. results are coming in for parliamentary elections in greece. state tv said early exit polls show steep losses for the two main parties that have supported painful austerity measures. polls also show an ultra-right party making significant gains. today's vote is expected to have an impact on u.s. markets tomorrow. shaquille o'neal is more than just a former nba player. he's just earned a doctorate degree. and now he's already thinking about getting another degree that could land him in the courtroom. [ male announcer ] this is genco services --
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collected about $1.5 million for the win. that's pretty good, considering he actually bought the horse last year for just $35,000. the derby drew a record crowd. many of them enjoying some of the race's more elaborate rituals. that would be the wearing of the hats. great toppers. a tragic loss for the nfl, and a couple of big oops stories for star players. a time for a look at some of the top sports stories of the week. mike, let's start with the sad news of former nfl superstar junior seau, taking his own life. this is someone who played 20 years in the nfl. although no one is formally making the connection to head injuries, that he sustained while playing, his family says it may donate his brain to researchers to check for evidence of trauma. so you have to wonder, mike, is this going to be something that pushes the nfl over the edge in
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terms of making some major reforms on head injuries, and the sport? >> i think that's the right question. and some people have said, well, it's speculative. we don't know. suicides happen for a number of reasons. all true. but there are sometimes, and there are some reasons that speculation is warranted. if you look at the history of many nfl players who have committed suicide and many nfl players who have been shown to have something called cte, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the two tend to go hand in hand. the seau family may donate his brain, science may actually allow researchers to look at it. we do know the top brain researcher, the doctor who identified this cte as a cause of brain trauma, was in on the autopsy. so in four to six weeks we could have a lot of information. and it's really important, because in the past, the people who have died have been people who nfl fans know. if i said dave duerson or andre
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waters, maybe you picture number 20 for the eagles or 22 for the bears. but you picture a uniform. because in football, the players play behind masks. but junior seau was an outgoing personality, hosted shows after his playing career. anyone who's involved in trying to get attention for a medical cause will always say, you have to put a face on it and literally that's what junior seau may do if it turns out brain trauma was involved in his suicide. >> i wonder, mike, if this and other events might underscore, the talking -- a lot of players have felt like talking about head injuries, complaining of the effect, have been rather ta but. tiki barber talked about his worries. some of the worries he shares with a lot of other athletes, about head injuries, and the prolonged effect. listen. >> have you had a lot of concussions? >> i had two or three in my playing career. you don't know. because the science is inexact.
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some people may have a greater resistance to the effects than others. but there is a worry that falls into your head as a former athlete, especially one that played a violent sport. am i going to go crazy in ten years? >> so that is a worry of a lot of players, come to find out. >> and they're echoing what tiki is saying. i think ten years ago players would deny it. they would say this is a glad torial sport. it's driven by the wives in a large part, wow, this is really a concern. there are suits against the nfl. i don't know if the suits are going to work. that's a different legal question. there are legal hurdles to overcome. but the acknowledgement of what's going on is there. the league is making changes. sometimes players who are playing the games are the ones who are offering the fiercest resistance. but overall, people are coming to the realization that this has to be looked at. and safety has to be of paramount concern. >> let's talk about the nba play-offs right around the corner. a lot of eyes are focused on one
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new york knicks player, amare stoudemire, now not able to play potentially, because of maybe losing his cool? explain. >> well, he missed the game. he is playing now. the knicks are at halftime against the heat. and they're losing. the knicks are down 3-0 in this game. what happened with amare is he got very upset after a game two loss and went to bang a sort of a metal shield that was protecting a fire extinguisher. it had glass in it. it looks like the knicks are down at halftime. looks like they're going to lose again. they haven't won a play-off game in like 13 years. amare joins this ignoble list of players who have caused themselves a little bit of a headache by kicking or hitting something they shouldn't have. >> interesting. mike, thanks so much. i talked to shaquille o'neal and asked him kind of about the temper, the sportsmanship of some of the players in the nba, and he was kind of, mum is the word on that. he said he's not going to
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comment about other people's behavior. but he would comment about this, mike. what a moment. the former nba superstar now a doctor, getting his doctorate degree there. and decided just for posterity sake to do a little lift there. i talked with him face-to-face earlier. >> i'm thinking about law school. >> yeah? >> i'm not sure yet. i'm thinking about law school. other than that, just relaxing, having a good time. i met magic johnson in 1995. we were at an event in los angeles. and he was getting a lot of cheers, i was getting a lot of cheers. and he came up to me and said, big fella, it's nice to be famous, but you want to start owning things. i said, what are you talking about? as i started doing endorsement deals and partnerships, so i own a lot of businesses. i get up every day and continue to humorously help my employees.
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hopefully those things will remain and go on. >> like magic, you see in movie theaters, you know, coffee shops, and now the dodgers as well, pursuing, owning a ball team, athletic team. is that something that would be of interest to you? >> i would like to be heavily involved with a team that -- i would like to be involved with the partnership that can help bring a team back to north new jersey. because that's where i'm from. and we have a brand-new arena there. and the knicks just left us. so god willing, hopefully that will be my next big thing. >> you played for the celtics, magic, lakers, heat. when you look at the play-offs now, who are you rooting for? >> i don't have any favorites. >> no? >> no. >> were you ever down to the lakers and the heat? >> may the best team win. you know, i was always -- you know what, my mother told me a long time ago, son, you have to
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change your mind frame. you can't be a basketball player that conducts business. you have to be a great businessman that plays basketball. so i'm a businessman. i played in l.a. did my tenure there. i'm a businessman. i don't have any favorites. may the best team win. that's behind me. >> of all those teams, is one -- is there one that, like, best shaped you as a person, as a professional? >> i'll probably go with l.a. that's more my speed, hollywood, marketing, making people laugh, humoring people, doing silly things, doing movies, doing albums. i learned from a great leader in phil jackson on how to win. and how to be a great leader. and i took that to miami. and was able to get one down in miami. so i think los angeles would probably be the place. if i ever get invited to the hall of fame, i'll probably go in as a los angeles laker. >> something tells me you would be a given.
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>> i don't know. i don't think i was that good. >> oh, come on. okay. everybody's called you everything from the big aristotle, the big doctor. dr. shaq. >> thank you. >> appreciate it. >> thank you. >> what a pleasure. sa ke you can see more of my interview with shaquille o'neal, doctor, on vice president joe biden is weighing in on same-sex marriage. he says he's, quote, comfortable with it. [ shapiro ] at legalzoom, you can take care of virtually
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checking our top stories. a manhunt is under way right now after a mother and her three daughters disappeared in mississippi. police say they found two bodies at a home associated with adam mayes. he's the man suspected in the di appearance of jo ann bain, the tennessee mother and her daughters. the four were reported missing by the woman's husband. in kentucky, police are investigating a murder at churchill downs. detectives want to talk with some of the 400 people known to be near the crime scene last night. the body of a hispanic man was found shortly before 5:00 a.m.
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fewer than 12 hours after the kentucky derby. investigators won't know the cause of death until an autopsy is complete tomorrow. a major political shakeup in france. president nicolas sarkozy has been voted out of office. socialist challenger francois hollande won today's election by a narrow margin. the country's high unemployment issue was an issue in the race. president sarkozy said he takes full responsibility for the defeat. vice president joe biden expresses his feelings about gay marriage. and the controversy over a chinese activist. some of the hot talkers today. >> let me ask you, is there anything that mitt romney could do for you that would make you support him publicly more wholesomely? >> well, i thought the other day when i gave my speech to suspend
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the campaign, i was pretty clear. >> you said he's better than the president. >> but that's the first thing you want to say to people is, look, this is not some magic show. you're either going to get barack obama, or you're going to get mitt romney. now, i don't see how any conservative, given that choice, could end up favoring barack obama. and that's what it's going to come down to. i'm not quite sure what the magic word is that you in the media want out of me. so let me say, i believe mitt romney will be a dramatically better president of the united states than barack obama. >> in sickness and in health -- >> are you comfortable with same-sex marriage now? >> look, i am vice president of the united states of america. the president sets the policy. i am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men and women are entitled to the exact rights, and quite frankly, i don't see much of a distinction beyond
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that. >> should the president just go ahead and say that he's for it, and get it over with, because vice president biden said today he's comfortable with it. could i get just a yes or no from you, senator? >> well, i think the bottom line is, everyone knows that the president is much strongly -- more strongly for lgbt rights than republicans. i think it's not going to be even a contest in that community. >> do you have any response to the criticism from mitt romney about the administration's handling of this issue? >> listen, i think what's shameful is when presidential candidates are so craving to score political points that they speak irresponsibleably on half information, at a time when the president is trying -- and the administration is trying to resolve the situation that is very, very sensitive, and very difficult. >> what's your take? should mitt romney have said what he said? >> well, i think it's very clear
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there were a number of missteps here, having to go to the hospital and then not allowing the american embassy people there, the back-and-forth, and the key right now is to get him out of there, and to the united states. that's, i think, what we all ought to focus on. >> actor ryan o'neal opens up about the love of his life, farrah fawcett, their life together and how she struggled with being famous.
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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. actor ryan o'neal, the longtime partner of farrah fawcett, has written a book called "both of us." it chronicles his nearly 30-year relationship with fawcett before she died of cancer nearly three years ago. farrah fawcett was an icon. everyone had that poster of her in their room. i asked ryan o'neal what it was like for her. >> her icon status was not of her choosing. >> was she comfortable with it? >> she was a simple girl. no. >> no? >> who is. >> but she seemed to enjoy it. that smile just kind of lit up
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the room. it lit up any photograph, any camera. >> well, she was just lucky. she was just lucky she had this beautiful continence about her. i thought that she got taken from us too soon. and when someone suggested, talk about it, i thought maybe this is a way to do it. i didn't know how it was going to turn out. it's a little harder story than i would have imagined i would write. but too bad. it's written. it's now in the hands of the gods. and you. >> what happened between the two of you in that journey of her cancer? >> well, i saw an aspect of her that i had not realized, or she had never had to explain, or live. and there was a lot of courage in her. there was a lot of bravery, and the softness and the love that
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thrilled me. and i knew she was getting sick. and i knew it wasn't turning around. and -- but yet she -- she just was wonderful. she was wonderful. and this strange thing of falling deeper and deeper in love with her, and knowing that the end was in sight. >> so you tried it again to ask her for her hand in marriage. and what happened? >> well, she -- we were in and out of st. john's hospital, which she's a catholic, and there was a father kelly there. and we asked father kelly if he would marry us. and so he prepared for that. but when he looked at her, he said, it's better i give her the last rites. >> and how did you handle that moment? >> it was just -- >> did you kind of see it coming, or was this a moment of surprise for you? >> i knew it was coming. i knew it was coming.
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but he made it clear. i never said good-bye. i never said good-bye. i still haven't. i said, there wasn't a day i didn't love you. i said, please forgive me. please forgive me. >> and what did that mean, please forgive me? >> because i had been a swine. >> because in the book you write about other relationships with other women? >> partially, yes. >> what else? >> and my treatment of her. >> because sometimes your relationship was -- >> my frustration. >> your relationship sometimes with her was very violent? is that the right way of putting it? or very physical? >> we were physical. but it wasn't violent. >> what's the difference? >> well, one is love, and the other is danger.
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>> so -- >> she was a tough cookie. you didn't push her around. she'd knock you down. >> now, what about you? you are dealing with what you call a trifecta. >> yeah. >> leukemia, skin cancer, p prostate cancer. tell me about the treatment that you are going to do. >> my leukemia has been in check for 11 years. i take something called glrks levac that has held me in good stead. i have skin cancers, because i live at the beach and i don't put my sun block on, so they've taken half my nose off. just this last week. and i discovered that i have a stage 2 prostate cancer. >> do you worry about being able to beat these conditions? >> no. no, i don't worry. i'll beat them. and if i don't, i'll join her. >> ryan o'neal. he says he'll start treatment
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soon for his prostate cancer. camp david, it's the president retreat. why it's the last safest place on earth.
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there are times when we all want a little peace and quiet. but when you're a world leader, and you're trying to hold a g-8 summit, finding that peace and quiet can be a little tough. after all, the last few meetings have looked more like this than quiet get-togethers of political big-wigs. the solution for president obama to move the summit from chicago to camp david. bob green is a cnn contributor, and best-selling author. bob, good to see you.
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you say this is the last safe place on earth. >> well, maybe not on earth, but the only place i can think of in the united states that is so designed for complete privacy, it would be the gold depository at fort knox. and when they announced back in march that after a long planning of having it in chicago, when they announced it was coming to camp david, they used a phrase like, free exchange of ideas, the usual diplomatic talk. but as you pointed out, fredricka, the previous g-8 summits, there's been some trouble at some of them. so it seems to me that the reason they're taking it there is not so much for the leaders to get away from the world, but to keep the world away from the leaders. >> so what do you say about the -- what does that say about the kind of political climate, you know, that there's too much potential disruption, and that camp david is the right
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solution? >> well, any city in recent years that has a big event coming, whether it's the olympics, or the g-8 summit, or the political conventions, at the same time they're welcoming their guests from around the world. they also seem to instinctively go into sort of a defensive crouch. which is understandable. because when you are on such a big stage, that's a maximum, you know, attention-grabbing thing for those who would do harm. in the last week alone it was announced in regard to the london olympics this summer, there are reports that they are considering putting surface-to-air missiles in london itself, including perhaps -- >> having them on rooftops. >> and this is a precautionary measure. so the famous olympic phrase, you know, faster, higher, stronger, in addition to applying to the athletes, would seem to be applying to the weapons that are there to keep them -- hopefully keep them safe. >> so bob, by having such a high-profile summit at a camp
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david, too sanitize, too sterile, too in the bubble? >> the bubble, unfortunately, when the president of the united states, when any president, for example when president obama went to afghanistan, is described of having security like for a war zone. but for years now, when a president travels even in the united states, he gets war zone security. on the photographs on television, or in the newspapers and magazines, it might show the president with a -- you know, sort of in a quiet, sedate room. but you know, outside of those buildings and hotels on the road, there are concrete barricades, there's ring after ring of law enforcement to keep people away. i think this really is sort of the new way of the world. and we can la meament it and sa wish it was different, but i don't think any of us question the reason for doing it. >> thank you so much for speaking with you.
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>> thank you, fredricka. >> read bob's column by going to and clicking on the opinion tab. my colleague don lemon coming up. >> it's so nice looking at you, fred. >> oh, yeah, right. i know you're a big lover of music. >> i do. >> who doesn't love al grown. don't you remember the moment of the moment of the president singing al green's tune? let's let the president sing. >> all right. ♪ i am so in love with you >> that wasn't so bad. huh? you're bold. >> i grew up on al green. al green, my parents, al green, aretha franklin, gladys -- it was just -- it was so good. >> i had a chance to sit down with al green and talk to him face to face about that performance. >> are you serious? >> you're going to hear more from al green later on.
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jimmy buffet, and neil and marsha ball. and yes, there was al green. i asked him face-to-face about what he thought of president obama's singing. >> reverend al green. so great to -- oh, thank you. so great to see you. your favorite spot to perform? >> yeah. one of my heart-felt spots. >> really? why? >> because it's so close to home. i'm a southern boy. so it's really unique for me, yeah. ♪ >> we hear people already yelling, making requests. >> yeah. there's 130 folks. that's a lot of folks. that's a lot of requests. we'll do our best, you know. >> i imagine one of the requests has to be "let's stay together." >> that's my national anthem, come on.
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>> president obama gave his rendition. >> i said, wow. ♪ i'm so in love with you >> really, he was good, though. he was good. he sounded great. >> so how flattering is that for you, for the president of the united states to sing your song? >> i mean, i thought that was so unique. i've never had that happen before. but when a president does it, that's kind of special. >> what kind of grade would you give him? >> his singing i think would be a b-plus. but i don't want him to take my job. >> so don't do it again? >> yeah, that's enough. >> do you have a favorite, of all of your songs? you span so many generations of such beautiful music. >> "let's stay together" is like our national anthem. everywhere you go, you've got to
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sing "let's stay together." >> people talk about using your music when they propose to someone, when they got married. >> that's right. >> and celebrating the birth of a child. >> yeah. ♪ when the times are good or bad ♪ that's part of the wedding vows. >> yeah, it is the wedding vows. >> how does it make you feel to sing that? is there something that happens inside of you. >> it's something that i didn't know. when i wrote it i didn't know if it was going to be important to so many people. went to 13 different countries last year. from all the way to australia and new zealand, everybody knows that whether times are good or bad -- that's a blessing, i think. >> if it comes from the soul and you are singing soul music, then you don't have to strive so much
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for a balance. >> and let's stay together. >> please. ♪ whether times are good or bad ♪ >> i love it. thank you so much. it's great to see you. the crowd awaits. >> god bless and god bless cnn. >> the one and only. >> what a great interview. ♪ >> there are so many al green. love and happiness? they don't make music like that any more. i don't understand music now.
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