tv Erin Burnett Out Front CNN September 24, 2013 4:00pm-5:01pm PDT
way. from the left i'm dan jones. >> from the right i'm newt gingrich. join us tomorrow from another edition of "crossfire." erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. >> "outfront," president obama gets snubbed. and the biggest news from the u.n. was not what happened but what didn't happen. a female body has been found among the attackers in kenya. was the woman known as the white widow involved in the massacre? and ted cruz is in the middle of a marathon speech over defunding obamacare. is he tilting at windmills? good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett outfront. president obama snubbed the white house, says it offered to
have a new encounter with the new rannian president. iran's response said it was too complicated for them back home. still, both leaders did find the time to send a message to the other one. >> we are determined to prevent iran from developing a nuclear weapon. >> translator: iran pose noes threat to the world or the region. >> they were in the same place at the same time. so why did not they meet? jim shuuto is with me now. there was a lot leading up to the u.n. meeting. they were in the same place at the same time and the white house made it clear that they were willing for their to be some sort of a meeting. why was it so difficult to have one in. >> as you say, the white house put itself out there. i was listening to an interview that president rouhani is giving. she asked him the question and
he said he had permission from tehran to do the meeting. he said they discussed it but decided diplomacy takes time and the time was not right. it may be that he made a political congratulations. a domestic political congratulations. he is getting a lot of grief from hard liners from tehran for the outreach he's done, including his statement before the speech saying that iran has no intention of building a nuclear weapon. this kind of thing. he may have calculated that he's gone as far as he can and is withstanding as much political opposition as he can. and then a meeting with obama would have been a step too far. as you say, the u.s. put itself out there and in effect was snubbed. >> and at the edge of the day, ayatollah is still pulling the strings here. look at the words the white house used to explain why iran chose tonight meet the president. it was too complicated back home. you were talking about that. is that a reference to the fact the man calling the shots isn't hasan rouhani.
ayatollah khomeini said no, could it be a warning sign that the president may say what he is going to say. the president of iran. but the guy calling the shots on the nuclear program is back in tehran right now and there may be no change if the relationship. >> true. we do also know what rouhani has been able to say, he couldn't have done without the supreme leader's permission as well. 16 years ago we had another reformist president. there was a lot of excitement similar to what we have today and it was the supreme leader who allowed him to do that kind of thing. make those gestures and pull him back. i think when you look at iran, even the supreme leaders is a rational cagey man. i think what's driving this, the economic sanctions are hurting iran. and he like everyone else is waiting to see if there is a window where they can get out from under and not give too much. >> during the elections, we saw the sanctions and there was no question they were hurting.
reporting live from the united nations tonight. our second story "outfront," senator ted cruz has been talking on the national floor for four and a half hours. and emhe will go all night long. at this very instant, some of his friends have come by to help him fill the time in case he needs to eat a canny bar or something like that. so marco are notio has come by, rand paul has come by to bring him a candy bar. cruz is trying to block the senate vote on the house plan in exchange for not shutting down the government. cruz supports the house bill. but he knows it won't pass the senate. it is ugly, messy, washington at its best. dana bash is "outfront." >> reporter: ted cruz seized the senate floor and vowed not to let go. >> i intent to speak in support of defunding obamacare until i
am no longer able to stand. >> reporter: to be sure, this is theater. whether he speaks for hours or not, the vote timing and the outcome will be the same. his aides fully admit he is using the stage to speak directly to his audience. the activists who fueled the tea party upset last year. >> where is the outrage? where are the senators saying when a travesty that young people are being denied a fair shot in the american dream because of what we have brought. because of obamacare. >> cruz' talk fest is exactly with a his republican leadership who opposed his tactics were trying to avoid. in fact as he started, the gop leaders were talking to reporters a if you feet away, urging him to abandon what they consider a complicated fools errand. for procedural reasons, cruz is opposing the bill he supports. funding the government but defunding obamacare. if you don't follow, that's why many worried republicans are
exasperated. >> saying you are not standing with him means it is washington's business as usual. does he have a point? >> well, look. we would be hard pressed to explain why we were opposed to a bill we were in favor of. >> cruz' scorched earth strategy, tying obamacare to a must-pass spending bill is inflaming many republicans who think if this cause as government shutdown, many will be burnld. what's your end game? you knew you couldn't defunneled obamacare. >> with respect i disagree with your premise. i believe if we stand together, we will defun obamacare. gop senator bob cork he said i didn't go to harvard or princeton but i can count.
part of the problem is the senate runs on relationships and he doesn't have many. something he acknowledged with uncharacteristic humor. most americans could not give a flying flip. about a bunch of politicians in washington. who cares? it's amazing when you talk to him. he said he believes. he questions the premise about whether this has a chance of passing. but now what? you have marco rubio, mike lee coming to help him and relieve him to keep this talkfest going. is it really going all night? >> reporter: that's what their plan is. a lot of focus will be on whether or not he deals over between now and tomorrow. maybe around noonish. as much as what he is actually saying substantively. you mention that had his compadres are going down there to talk to him. maybe to relieve him but let's
be honest, it is to be a part of what he is doing. he is very much riling up the base right now. they have a #, make d.c. listen. they're getting all kinds of support on twitter from the very grassroots supporters that have fueled many of the campaigns. ted cruz, rand paul and others. >> then he's back now. i'm looking at a live picture. he is back. to fill this time he can talk about anything he wants. there's been some kind of ridiculous conversation going on, too. it is not all obamacare. >> we had a lot of information about his shoes about, the fact that he is not wearing his ostrich boots which he wore as solicitor general of texas many times when he made arguments before the supreme court. they are generally his good luck shoes. today he is wearing sneakers. those are important facts that we're learning on the floor of the senate. most of it to be fair is really about obamacare and why substantively he does not think this is the right way to go for
americans. >> all right. dana bashful thank you very much. hopefully you don't to have stay up all night too. >> thought delaying in washington makes it worth remembering what is at stake that is so very serious. the full faith and credit of the most important economy. that reputation has taken hit. it has been 780 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. it is not too late to get it back. still to come, four days ago 67 people murdered when militants stormed a mall in kenya. a woman was one of the attackers. is she an infamous terrorist? we have a special report next. and then with the fiscal year almost over, because they do everything a little twisted in washington. so it ends on september 30th. that means this is like a gusher of a week. so much money is being spent, so much money on such strange stuff. christmas in september and there's an "outfront" investigation. plus we've all heard stories about embarrassing videos coming
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our third story "outfront," we have news from the terror attack. a woman among the terrorists. because according to a senior kenyan government official, a woman appears to have been involved on the attack on the upscale mall in nairobi. the security forces took control of the shopping center today. we're just starting to learn more about the attackers who massacred at least 67 people in the rampage. kenya's president today said his nation is bloody but unbowed.
david mckenzie is "outfront" in nairobi. i know it is unclear who the woman attacker was. there is speculation it might have been the white widow whom you first told us about on this program and a special report over a aryear ago. what can you tell us tonight? >> reporter: that's true. that senior government official telling cnn, based on photographic evidence that they have evidence that a woman was in this attack. in this terrible attack that killed more than 60 here in nairobi, kenya. that photographic evidence doesn't suggest the ethnicity of the woman, according to that official. but they did say that she died early on in the siege that has caused so much havoc, destruction and loss of life in africa, in east africa's hub. earlier last year, we went and investigated the case of a white woman from britain who may be a very unusual terror suspect. and there's a lot of speculation swirling about her right now.
this british mother is a wanted woman. samantha was once cast a a victim, the pregnant wife of one of the suicide attackers. she condemned the attack in an interview with the british newspaper and then vanished. and she surfaced here in mombasa. authorities say she was not part of an east african terror cell shelf became known as the white widow. we're here to track her down. in december of 2011, the kenyan police hemmed by british authorities, raided these three homes in the dead of night. in pursuit of a complex wave of terror. they found enough bomb equipment to wreak havoc. >> the weapons found in that house, the information listed prior and after that.
would it mean the intentions must have been sinister. >> the kenyan intelligence officials stay cell planned to destroy the bridge. the mom bass a ferry. an unspecified western targets. police arrested several kenyans and a brit, grant. he is facing charges. he showed up in a mombasa court tuesday. kenyan police say gran knew samantha who entered on a south african passport and moved among radical islamists. one of them is on the watch list though he denies any links to terror groups. >> nobody in moom bassa.
nobody has seen her. she is a smith. and i am giving you a challenge. find somebody who has seen her. so we tried. first heading north out of mombasa. we spend time here. he says an arabic looking man paid three months "outfront" but he never saw a woman. >> in another upscale neighborhood, we get a lead. >> she did not want to say her name. she used to hide her face. >> a security guard didn't want to show his face. said a white woman moved into the compound with her three young children. >> translator: she never wanted people inside her house. it was just her and her children. so when she wanted to send me, she would give me money through the hole in the gates. she would send me to the shop to
buy water or meat. >> did you think that was strange? tra >> translator: yes, it was very strange. >> reporter: they are both accused of planning terror attack. one day the security guard watched her leave with her children. that night the police raided. she had vanished. some intelligence officials believe she has been a committed jihadist. while others say she has been little more than a sympathizer. the mystery of the white widow remains. >> reporter: it is a complex story and very intriguing. the speculation is that there were three americans and possibly two britons involved in this attack about kenya's president. he said he could not confirm those reports in an evening address. he said the key now is to try to get forensic evidence from the mall that was nearly destroyed
behind me, to figure out who was involved in the attack, what was the needs that led them to kill more than 60 people in such a heinous fashion in nairobi. >> thank you very much. the first to report there on the white widow. now money and power. the money and power of being dumb. i want to show you the internet. they are preparing to film dumb and dumber ii. yes, the sequel to the 1994 comedy in which they brought in a quarter billion dollars worldwide. both actors had successful careers before the film. it launched them to a whole new level. despite its name, it sure was smart. they both hit creative highs. lately the box office totals for both have been a little hit or miss. for jim carrey, he hasn't had a $100 movie since 2005. another dumb and dumber figure
could clear that. and they tweeted out, immediately it went viral. hold this up so you can see it. two actors reading a book. take a closer look, you will see it is the new children's book written by none other than jim carrey. a book that happens to go on sale tomorrow. pretty clear they're not so dumb after all. still to come, we all followed the dramatic kidnapping and rescue of hannah anderson. tonight there are new details that have come out on what happened just before she was taken from her family. plus a massive earthquake hit southern pakistan. 46 people killed. it was so powerful, it created a completely new land structure. and what made president clinton say this? >> i must be really easy to make fun of. [ male announcer ] introducing new fast acting advil.
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bound, beaten and burned. we have the new autopsy report that details the deaths suffered by the family of hannah anderson. dimaggio killed christina and ethan anderson on august 3rd. then he kidnapped her and headed east. he was later killed during the shoot-out in idaho. stephanie elam has the details we have just learned from that report. >> reporter: the newly released autopsy reports revealed that kidnapped victim hannah
anderson's 44-year-old mother christina, fondly known as tina, died from being bashed in the head at least a dozen times. the bones in her right arm, fractured. her ankles, bound in a plastic cable tie. and her neck covered with several layers of silver duct tape. some of it was in her mouth. her body which was partially burned was discovered in the garage belonging to a family friend who was hannah's alleged kidnapper. the remains of her 8-year-old brother ethan were found in the next day of the family friend's two-story log cabin. early in the investigation, their father brett anderson said he was hoping the body was not his son even though deep down, he knew it was him. >> ethan wore his heart on his sleeve. he would give, do anything for anybody, loved everybody. he was just my buddy. >> reporter: medical examiners say his body was burned beyond recognition. so badly that the cause of death could not be determined.
a dna test confirmed the remains were his. since neither ethan nor tina had soot in their lungs, it is likely neither was dead before their bodies burned but officials cannot say for sure. with the investigation close asked the media spotlight dimmed, hannah and her family can put the focus on life ahead. cnn, los angeles. still to come, christmas in semifor the government. yeah. right when it is talking about shutting down and hurting americans, they are having a huge payday. we'll tell but these, thanks to your tax dollar that is coming in the next five days. then imagine fast food french fries with less calories and less fat. burger king says they've done it. does it add up? and president obama sat down today with former president clinton. who was helping whom? that report coming up. and our shoutout is an awkward moment involving president
clinton. at his clinton global initiative meeting, he was asked to come on stage and begin a discussion. he is always lovely, chatting behind people behind stage so he was busy and he not the come out. so bono took things into his own hands. >> when i first met bono, he walk into the oval office. and i thought it was a member of his own road crew. he wasn't really dressed right. i felt like the rock tar on that occasion. >> even down to the chair rocking back. our shout out goes to bono because that was truly an awesome impression. 's angus beef & dumplings. hearty cheeseburger. creamy thai style chicken with rice. mexican-style chicken tortilla. if you think campbell's 26 new soups sound good, imagine how they taste. m'm! m'm! good! you want a way to help minimize blood sugar spikes. support heart health.
welcome back. a 7.7 magnitude earthquake ripped through southern pakistan. at least 46 people were killed. many others injured. the quake had a depth of about nine miles. it was so powerful, it created a new island. a mass 30 to 40 feet high emerged from the ocean, which you see right there. this is incredible. to get to see something like this. many millions of people live in the area so it is incredible that more of them were not killed. when you consider the violence of this. especially compared to the 2005 earthquake in which 70,000 people were killed. it had a lower magnitude of 7.6
on the richter scale. the attorney general confirms skeletal remains have been found in a car at the bottom of a creek believed to be linked to a cold case 42 years old. a 1960 studebaker lark matches the car that two 17-year-old girls were driving when they disappeared on the way to a party in 1971. a lot of theories have swirled over the years about what happened to them, including whether it was an accident or foul play. a convicted rapist was charged in their murders but eventually the charges were dropped. now the car could shed light on what actually happened to them and solve this cold case. oracle team usa has made an extraordinary comeback today. they were done. they had completely lost america's cup. the yachting team backed by larry ellison won both the day's races in the san francisco bay which it needed to move forward. gavin newsome was so excited, he tweeted, unbelievable. oracle usa has tied the race for the 34th america's cup.
they really wanted viewers, i don't know. why am i so cynical? i think a tie will make them do even better when it comes to the ratings but we will see who will win this race. fun to watch. now our fifth story "outfront." the presidents club. obama and clinton together. the past and present occupants of the white house together. and maybe the future occupant? so just take a look at the person who introduced the president. >> they're both left-handed. they both love golf, a game that does not often reciprocate the love they put into it. they both are fanatics sports fans and go to great lengths to be in front of the tv or on the side of the court or the field. they both are master politicians, each of them has only lost one election.
they are both democrats. they have fabulous daughters. they each married far above themselves. and they each love our country. >> now i'm sitting here with john king. it is interesting here. there is some hyperbolebly about sports. definitely thewise. did she steal the show and tell us a little more about her intentions? >> well, that she got a role in this obviously is part of the intrigue. they want us talking about this. to see the two presidents together is a require deal. having a sitting president there hems a lot. why does the secretary of state
and possible future presidential candidate, why does she get a role? that was a health care discussion. she did not talk much about health care. it allowed her to put her toe back into that. so president obama is helping president clinton now. president clinton was explaining about the health care plan at a time when ted cruz is on the floor trying to block funning and americans are confused about it. so they're helping each other out. what does that mean? if she runs, joe biden doesn't run, she probably doesn't need the president's help in the primaries. however, remember how much al gore got criticized for not taking advantage of bill clinton? the next one will be obama. you won't have an african-american nominee unless somebody runs and they'll need his help. the president's president for three more years and he want you to remember that. this is part of the transition in the party. the return of the clintons is something everybody is talking about. >> that's the key. keep talking. when everybody says, is she going to announce in this interview? of course she isn't.
why would she do that so early? it is like an auction. the highest value is right before. >> so we'll go through this for months. not weeks but months. at least all of next year. she has no reason to announce. most candidates are not running until they run. she is running until she doesn't run. she is clearly running without saying so. dipping her toes back in. any time she can be around two popular democrats, presidents, good for her period. >> even though they did marry far, far above them. thank you very much. now our sixth story. america the exceptional. despite what vladimir putin thinks, the president at the u.n. said he believes the united states is in fact exceptional. >> i believe america is exceptional. we have shown a willingness through sacrifice of blood and treasure to stand up, not only for our own narrow self-interests but for the
interests of all. >> does america deserve those bragging rights? tavis smiley, good to have you with us. the president has been doubling down. he said it in his speech about syria. putin obviously came back punching. and now the president said it again. is america exceptional? >> well, this war of words between president obama and mr. putin is amateur hourish. this war of words doesn't do anything about the real issues that need to be addressed in this country. richard haas has written a powerful book called foreign policy begins at home and he is right about that. it is hard to make the argument that we are exceptional. when poverty is out of control. we can't house our people. we have education crisis i. we have environmental degradation and the government is on the verge of perhaps shutting down. we want to continue with this notion that we are exceptional? i don't know how rubbing our noses in the face of the rest of the world, telling them how bad
we are, i don't know how that advances our cause. >> an interesting point. i'm curious what you think about this. this is a president who has not been perceived in the past as being so gung-ho about american exceptionalism. this is something you associate with people on the right running for the presidency. and in fact here's what emin 2009. totally different than what he said the past couple weeks. >> i believe in american exceptionalism. just as i believe the british believe in british exceptionalism and the greeks believe in greek exceptionalism. >> that's totally different than how he is talking now. does it frustrate you? do you think it is him saying i have some popularity issues? i need some backing and i need to play more to the other side of the aisle? >> it is a cheap popularism. there is a distinct difference between patriotism and nationalism. the reality is that usa chants and flag waving does nothing to gain to get serious about the real issues threatening our very
democracy. poverty i believe is threatening our democracy. i believe that poverty is a matter of national security. and once again we get past this war of words between obama and putin. we have to focus on the real issues which is that in this country, the gap between the have gots and the have-nots continues to widen. and we have to do something between rich and the rest of us. this is not sustainable. if we keep advancing this notion of american exceptionalism, but not getting serious about what is going to implode our country. >> the word american exceptionalism, the actual phrase in that way was koicoiney joseph stalin. ironic given the whole putin aspect. this has been used by different words by many presidents. let me play you reagan and clinton. >> i've spoken of the shining city all my political life. >> america stands alone as the
world's indispensable nation. >> is what they're saying anything different than what he is saying now? >> we're all proud to be americans. republican and democrat. there is nothing wrong with loving your country. a true patriot loves his or her country enough to correct it, to challenge it, to make it better, to do the kind of hard work to make america a nation as good as it promised. the problem with this notion of american exceptionalism, there is a huge gap between promise of america and in america for all of our citizens. america can be an exceptional nation. we can be a greater nation. but running around thumping our chest doesn't do anything about the real issues. >> tavis smiley, thank you very much for your time. now our seventh story outfront. christmas in semi. i have been waiting for this story. christmas in september. only a few days left. if you work for an agency in
washington which is supposedly so upset because it is about to be shut down. you have all this money and you're racing to spend cash in your budget. it is absolute payday for a whole lot of people. and cnn's top forman is outfront. >> just like the cast in the classic movie, "maine" every year washington belts out, we need a little christmas with the spending spree. ♪ >> as the fiscal year winds down, many government offices rush to spend every dime left and critics say that means money for furniture, electronics ofrgs supplies, scientific studies and much more. why? tom from citizens against government waste. >> if money is not spend, the agencies are penalized for not spending the money. they will get less money in the next fiscal year. >> that's right. billions are spent because
agencies are terrified, if they don't use all the money they have, congress may assume they didn't really need it. public notices aimed at helping taxpayers understand this. >> there are businesses in washington, d.c. that are men to help contractors identify where resources are left and then go after those dollars and help these agencies spend that money that they have left in their budget. >> to be fair, some argue this is just a natural result of running a massive government. >> it is not as if they are line up throwing money around. what they're doing is rushing to execute their programs and they get delayed throughout the year and then end up in that last six or eight weeks. >> critics say the rapid fire spending short changes competitive bidding and side steps congressional oversight. problems that could be solved if agencies were allowed to roll over surpluses or forced to even out the expenditures. >> do you think if this is brought under control, that the
government could actually save money? >> cutting off these expenditures at the end of the year will certainly save money. the items that are being purchased that are not necessary would then not be purchased. >> talk about things like, i don't know, stock up on clarinets for the military ban in three days. it is funny except for it's not. has there been any effort to reform the system and end this christmas in september attitude? >> people have been talking about this for more than 30 years saying it doesn't make sense. it never goes anywhere and people say this is how it works. studies like this which show the spending goes up and down and up and down. and then here you get to the end of the year. look at that. massive number up there. that's what keeps happening year after year no matter how much they say we ought to fix it. >> that's a nauseating chart. do these agencies even try to defend what they're doing? >> well, look, most agencies can
come up with an explanation. they can say it is the way it work out. and some things are easy to defend. for example, very popular to go out and buy computers and printers and things like that. they say we always need them. they're basic tools. what drives the critics crazy is when they see money being spent on thing like promoting vineyards or as you mentioned, buying clarinets for the military which is one of the things that have been purchased. in fairness, i guess they could use them to play more holiday tunes. >> i guess they could. and then it would be appropriate. they need them this week since it's christmas. i guess we can try to end with it a smile. still to come, erasing your digital footprint. with all the talk about the nsa, what if you could scrub, it would go away forever, embarrassing photos, videos and posts. that could be a reality very soon. surprising? we have an "outfront" investigation. then healthier french fries.
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california's new eraser loss. we have heard of students re veal ing scandalous information on the internet that we know they will re gret terribly. thanks to a new california law youthful indiscretions could be a thing of the past for real. >> reporter: the internet is jammed with self-made videos of teenage boys jamming, as well as teen girls. and plenty of embarrassing episodes. >> did you eat those sprinkles? >> no. >> reporter: candy covered kids covering their tracks.
oh, so cute now. maybe not in 20 years when running for, say, political office or the ceo slot at a fortune 500 company. the cost of our oversharing. but a new california law wants to give children under 18 a chance to erase the digital footprint, literally, passing what's called the eraser button law. if a california minor wants a video or picture deleted the web company has to do it. >> they deserve the right to take it back, have it forgotten and not haunt them in college admissions or a job or the way they interact with peers. >> reporter: james stire admits it isn't perfect but it is a step forward predicts it will be replicated in other states and at the federal level. >> the reason it matters is it is an historic turning point. privacy is about you, me and our
kids. not about the data gobbling in silicon valley. most of the laws have been written by the companies. they have taken your data and privacy. >> the law, to me, shows how little lawmakers know about the internet and how the internet works. >> reporter: erin larosa is from buzz feed which feeds off buzz in the social online world. she supports advocates to protect children but says in the online world this law won't do anything. here's why. >> let's take a photo of us. >> reporter: we'll do a selfie. >> right. now we have the photo. i will upload this, say to twitter. >> reporter: seconds after posting to twitter her colleague download it is photo like millions of us do every day. >> this copy has been shared on facebook, on another person's twitter. they can remove one copy. the other copies are there forever. >> trying to control this is
ludicrous. >> impossible. it's not going to happen, especially under this law. >> amazing your talk there with erin. we talked about the teenagers had the party at the former nfl player's home and they were busted because they posted internet photos. this law doesn't protect you if the photos are put online by someone else either, right? >> exactly. you're exactly right. it is a major hole, a weakness. it's a person who owns the photo, who took the photo. say you post it yourself. you can ask for it to be re tracted if you are under the anyone of 18. those kids from that particular incident, erin. they may be prominently featured. they have no right to ask for it to be taken down. >> like she said, the footprint starts like dominoes, correct? >> chasing you forever. >> thank you very much.
time for the "out front" outtake. burger king wants to help you get healthy and launched a new line of french fries called satisfries. the new crinkle-style fries taste the same as current ones with 30% less fat, 20% fewer calories. we bought a ton of them. they did taste normal but they had a funky aftertaste. just saying. honest opinion. it's part of the attempt to attract a new audience looking for a healthier option. will it work? does that add up? >> many of the healthier alternativ alternatives. they were losing money because catholics weren't eating meat so they offered the hula burger with a pineapple slice. i could have told you that would bomb. people ate the filet of fish.
they spent $100 million on marketing. the heart was in the right place. it's the most expensive flop in history. remember the lay's wow chips launched in 1998? they were supposed to be a healthy alternative. they were all the rage in my college suite. we found out what something called olestra did. that was that. none of these are healthy options. they are just less unhealthy. fast food may be delicious but is never good for you. instead of that, call it a guilty pleasure. healthy, they are not. next, an 18-year-old surfer takes her sport by storm. wait until you meet her.
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♪ norfolk southern how's that function? ♪ for years the years of surf was seen as a man's world. that's changing as women prove themselves as equal. we are not talking about gidget or "blue crush." we are talking about things women have never done competitively unthe till now. this is lakey peterson, a normal 18-year-old with one exception. she's one of the top ranked surfers in the world.
shm she nails it. unbelievable. >> the wave crushing prodigy she became the first female, while still just 14, to land an aerial maneuver in a competitive event. >> lakey peterson. it's impressive for anyone. surfing is still mostly a boy's sport. girls have been at the bottom for generations. some don't allow women to compete on equal footing. when women are included men have more event s and earn more prize money. >> last year i competed and i won. the guy won $100,000. i won $15. that's a huge, insanely huge gap. i think last year brought it to people's attention to almost how it was embarrassing. >> reporter: she doesn't want gender to be a factor anymore. she hopes her ability to beat the boys will serve as an
inspiration i for more women to join her and change the game. >> it's a chance. yes or no. if we can't do it, we can't. if we can bewe eel prove them wrong. >> it looks like she'll prove them wrong. just love the way she says it. thanks for watching. anderson starts now. erin, thanks. good evening. for years iran's appearance at the united nations general assembly has been contentious, combative, explosive. iran showed up every year brimming with animosity bringing offensive speeches that emp the tied rooms. today was historic. it was, in a word, different. immediately after iran's president hassan rouhani delivered the anticipated speech he sat down with christian amanpour and said why he declined to meet with president obama today. he spoke directly to the american people in english. listen.