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question. did the president's apology matter to you? right now 23% of you say yes. 77% say no. i think somebody is stacking that. the debate continues online. we want to congratulate newt gingrich on the publication of his new book, "breakout." >> tune in monday for another edition of "crossfire." erin burnett up next. the president apologizes but does he have a plan for the americans who lost coverage because of obama care in a stunning admission today. plus a super typhoon stretching more than 1,000 miles, slams into the philippines. right now the sun is just coming up. there has been no communication for hours from the hardest hit areas. and did lee harvey oswald act alone when he assassinated john f. kennedy? why john kerry has serious doubts.
you will hear it. let's go "outfront." >> a good friday evening to all of you. "outfront," no fix and no plan. the president has said he is sorry for misleading americans into thinking they could keep their health care plans under obama care. but today, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius weighed in to say there is no plan to help people who lost their health care and now face way higher health care costs. >> there isn't i would say a specific plan. the president has asked to take a look at those coverage options. but there isn't any specific proposal at the table immediately. >> ouch! on top of that republicans put out some shockingly abysmal numbers of enrollment in one city, washington, d.c. jim, another rough day.
>> reporter: president obama was down in new orleans. he nounced that fixing the problems playinging the website will be far from it. he did not touch on that apology he offered to americans who were losing their health insurance. officials do insist they're searching for solutions for those consume here's are seeing their coverage canceled. obama care continues to be in critical condition. senate republicans released letters from top insurance companies indicating only five people signed up in washington, d.c. in october. the d.c. officials said those numbers don't show the whole picture of enrollment and interest. >> we've had this problem with the website. >> reporter: the main problem, the website. traveling in new orleans, the president joked he wish he could take care of them himself. >> i wanted to go fix it myself but i don't write code. >> reporter: the man in charge of fixing the site told reporters, it is still in big trouble. >> it remains a long way from
where it needs to be. as we put new fixes in, the volume is increasing, and posing new storage capacity and software application issues. >> reporter: the president did not address his now historic apology to americans who are losing their insurance after they were told if they like their plan they could keep it. >> i am sorry. we're going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this. >> reporter: cnn has learned white house officials met with house democrats on potential administrative and legislative fixes. >> there isn't any specific proposal at the table immediately. >> reporter: that means no comment on plans offered by vulnerable senate democrats like louisiana's mary landrieu who have whose proposals would allow them to keep their plans even if they don't meet the requirements. she traveled with the president to new orleans but did not stay for the event. >> she is traveling around the
state and doing unbelievable work on behalf of the people of louisiana. >> reporter: as for the obama care enrollment numbers, the officials had issued a subpoena for that information. today a gop spokesperson said we have the letter the administration is not going to comply with that scene that. a they say the numbers will be out next week. they said they not the have enough time to go through it. >> the number everyone is awaiting. thank you. now our second story "outfront." a big deal. the emphasis is on the word big. america and iran may have a deal on nuclear weapons but this is not the deal the united states said it would accept months ago. the deal is so close that secretary of state john kerry cut short a trip to the middle east to help in the negotiations which is an unprecedented move. the deal as it is emerging, not formalized, would it ease sanctions against iran in exchange, iran would stop enriching uranium to a level for
a potential women's program for a few months. during that time the plan would be that they then make a real deal. the u.s.'s closest ally in the middle east is adamantly not on board. >> iran got the deal of the century and the international community got a bad deal. this is a very bad deal. israel is not obliged by this agreement and israel will do everything it needs to do to defend itself and to defend the security of its people. >> that also is an unprecedented move to come out right away in the morning against the united states from the prime minister of israel. congressman engle is on the house foreign affairs committee he is and here with me on the set. thank you for taking time and coming in. the new president of iran has made it loud and cleefrl iran will not give up the right to nuclear power themselves believe this is an inalienable right of theirs. that means enriching to a level
that will be taken off the table for a few months. is the israeli prime minister right? this is a bad deal in. >> i think he has to do what he thinks is right for his country and i think the united states. we have to do what we feel is right for our country. >> is this right for our country? >> we don't know all the details yet. i am troubled by the fact there have been several security council resolutions saying that iran should not enrich at all. and if this agreement allows iran to enrich, even at a lower grade, it is troubling to me. you would think if you start off negotiations, and the base of the negotiation is that iran will not be allowed to have a nuclear weapon. i think as a show of good faith at the start, the beginning for a couple months, for three months, however long the goerng negotiations are, it should freeze enriching. if it is not stopping, that's troubling. it is hard to comment on
specifics because we don't know them. my understand is they would be allowed to enrich. just a supposedly small amount. that could change. this is not finalized. but president obama was upset with the comments from the prime minister of israel. he called in later today saying they could work it out. the white house summarized the call saying the two leaders, quote, agreed to stay in touch. that's kind of like when you break one someone saying we're still going to be friends. wasn't really a ringing endorsement. is the united states abandoning israel? does it matter if the u.s. does? >> no. the united states is not abandoning israel. israel is our closest ally, certainly in the middle east and the world. we exchange all kinds of intelligence. there may be a disagreement on this and there have been other disagreements in the past. the u.s./israel relationship is strong. it will continue to be strong. congress supports a strong relationship. you have to understand that the threat to israel from iran is
existential. the iranians' president, the form he president has talked about wiping israel off the face of the map. this is not theoretical for the israelis. it is very, very important. >> so it is understandable that netanyahu is very concerned. >> the president was asked about a deal yesterday by chuck todd. i wanted to play for you what he said about sanctions. this is really why everyone watching should care about this so much. here's president obama. >> if it turned out during course of the six months when we're trying to resolve these bigger issues that they're backing out of the deal. they're not following through on it, we can crank that dial back up. >> i was in iran during the elections and it was clear the sanctions were working. especially among middle class, lower class iranians. once you dial back sanctions, the united states has worked so hard. it has taken decades to get many countries on board with these sanctions and they're still not all on board. once you dial it back, how can you crank that dial back up? it doesn't seem that easy.
>> i think you're right. that's a concern. it would seem to me if you start unraveling it, even if it is a certain kind of sanctions. and iran is not even stopping or temporarily stopping spinning its centrifuges, that's troubling. we have maximum leverage on iran. if we start loosening the sanctions, that is not as great. >> they're is he table. >> when we have maximum leverage on them and they still won't say they're going to stop enrichment, at least temporarily, that's troubling to me. >> congressman, thank you very much for taking the time and coming in. we really appreciate it. of course we look forward to your feedback. do you think this deal on the table that has got john kerry to go to geneva, it is a good deal for the united states? please let me know on twitter. up front next. the man fourth in line says yes,
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sex abuse at a military base in ft. mead. a horrible headline. what do you know? >> the fbi is investigating one alleged case of child sexual abuse at ft. meade on base. it involves one man and one child. we don't know the age right now but i can tell you the base has send out hundreds of letters to parents thinking that their children may have also come in contact with this man who worked at the youth center because they want to make sure that these parents talk to their children to see if potentially there are any other cases out there. erin? >> what more do you know about this person? i guess, you know, anything about him? >> we know he worked there from 2005 through last year. he resigned in 2012. so the alleged case must have happened during that time. this is a youth center. they have schools on base but this is a youth center that does sports activities, arts and crafts, computer labs, mostly
with kids between sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. on the weekends they have younger kids that participate first graders through fifth graders. what they're looking at, they know that he did work the kids. we don't know his specific job description. those letters of course out. they've set up a 24-hour hotline trying to see if this problem is any bigger. you said it. as a parent, this is probably the scariest story you can imagine. >> it is just horrible. thank you, chris. our fourth story "outfront," way beyond locker room hazing. that's how the defensive lineman's attorney is describing it. david cornwall that he's been toronto, harass asked physically attack by his teammates who even threatened to have unprotected sex with his sister. >> jonathan martin's alleged bullying was not his attorney
says, just one voicemail laced with profanity and a racial slur. in a statement, the attorney david cornwall says, quote, jonathan endured a malicious physical attack on him by a teammate and daily vulgar comments. it does not specifically name richie incognito or any players and gives no details of the physical attack but it does mention a quote that threatens sexually brutal acts and harm to martin's sister. we reached out to incognito's camp for come but have not heard back. the dolphins players have said almost to a man they had no idea anything is going on. >> it is really surprising. it is mindblowing to me and most of the guys on the team. >> most guys page maketure of incognito as a fun loving guy, a good team mate. new details are emerging outside the locker room that suggest a vastly different portrait of incognito. cnn has obtain this police report from may of 2012. in it a volunteer at a dolphins
golf tournament accused him of touching her inappropriately with a golf club. the report says, quote, he finally finished his inappropriate behavior by eming bottled water in her face. charges were not filed. and in a new interview with "the los angeles times," one time teammate cam kleeland said, i'm not afraid to say that he was an immature, unrealistic scum bag. cleveland adds, he was a locker room cancer. according to cleeland, he wanted to fight everyone all the time. a similar description sow to have what is seen in this one video of a shirtless incognito in a ft. lauderdale bar calling for any takers. >> who wants [ bleep ]? >> overnight in los angeles, martin's dad was asked about the controversy involving his son. >> have a good night. >> as the saga plays out, incognito has kept a low profile
only seen briefly behind the wheel of his new black ferrari. cnn, miami. did lee harvey oswald act alone? secretary of state john kerry weighs in. he said he has serious doubts about the assassination of john f. kennedy and this is a man very informed on this issue. we'll explain. plus, part of a two-ton satellite is falling out of the sky back to earth this weekend. and it could land anywhere. and why executives are sending their children to school that dramatically reduces the time their kids are allowed to spend with the technology that makes their parents billions of dollars. when we made our commitment to the gulf, bp had two big goals:
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. our fifth story "outfront," watch out for the falling spacecraft. i mean this literally. experts stay european satellite that you see there is literally running on em. and they speck to it fall apart and come crashing to earth in many pieces. this could happen as soon as this weekend. just keep in mine when a meteorite comes in, it is a few inches. think of the damage it can do. this is a significant story and brian todd is "outfront" with the details. >> reporter: this satellite weighs about a ton and bits to reenter earth's atmosphere. there is a picture of it. when it reenters earth's atmosphere this sunday or monday, it is expected to break up into 25 to 45 flagments. some of them will not survive reentry but some will. and some may weigh up to about 200 pounds. about you the european space agency which launched this
satellite says the chances of any of us getting injured by it are miniscule. very tiny. i'm going to stop this and show you a map of where this is in real-time. this is very cool. this colonel from the webb, n 2 yo. you can see it right now and the altitude. about 111 miles above the surface of the earth and here is where it is going. past south america heading south toward antarctica. that is the arc that it takes. the european space agency saying the chances of it hitting anyone, the debris hitting anyone are very 50 miniscule. most of the earth's surface is covered by water. a little more on this satellite as we go to more video of it. this was the launch in 2009. march of 2009. this satellite, it has a long name, it was supposed to be up for only 20 months. it has been up for more than
four years. launched by the european space agency. this is on measure the gravitational pull of the earth. and the irony is that the satellite measuring the pull is being pulled back to earth by the gravitational pull. we also spoke to the only person on earth who has ever been struck physically by a piece of falling space debris. lotty may williams of tulsa, oklahoma. she said the flag many that hit her in 1997 as she walked around in tulsa weighed the weight of an empty soda can and i asked her how it felt to get hit by it. take a listen. >> it was small. about 4 x 6. it fits in the palm of your handled. it is not heavy but you can feel it. if it hits you, you can feel it. i heard something rustling through the trees and then it hit me. and when it touched my shoulder, i actually saw that somebody was tapping me on my shoulder.
has anybody ever tapped you on the shoulder just to get your attention? that's what it felt like. >> and of course she said she kept that flag many as a souvenir. she was completely unhurt by it. kept it as a souvenir and she still has it. >> wow! all right. thank you. a deadly storm, one of the strongest ever recorded. the first traumatic pictures because the sun is just starting to rise over the catastrophe as we find what it might be. and one of the biggest navy scams in history. we are there as the suspects appear in court. plus, tigers woods opens up about his girlfriend. i got this. [thinking] is it that time? the son picks up the check? [thinking] i'm still working. he's retired. i hope he's saving. i hope he saved enough. who matters most to you says the most about you. at massmutual we're owned by our policyowners,
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. welcome back to the second half of "outfront" on this friday evening. a moment of silence. airports across the united states briefly halting operations today to remember girardo hernandez. the tsa officer gunned down exactly one week ago. >> i would like to ask each of you to join us in a moment of silence to honor tsa hernandez. >> the tsa will hold a memorial service for hernandez on tuesday. meanwhile suspected gunman ciancia who was shot by police is still in the hospital. he's been charged with murder.
the face of martin macneill is in the hands of the jury. during closing arguments, the prosecution highlighted an id card application as evidence of his quote, cold and calculated plan. on the form, macneill and the woman you see there, his lover, gypsy willis, write that they are married and the wed go date they listed was april 14, 2007. the very day of his wife's funeral. >> that is what this application screams. i am glad the bitch is dead. the defendant may well have said it. may as well have said in his application, i murdered michelle. >> the defense attorneys meanwhile called the affair a quote, alternative lifestyle arguing there isn't enough evidence for a guilty verdict. if convicted, macneill faces 15 years to life in prison. when you hear the words
tiger woods, you don't think nerd. in an interview tiger opens up about his girlfriend, the superstar skier lindsey vonn. listen to what he has to say. >> i have to ask you about your girlfriend. i believe when someone asked her to describe you, she said he's funny and a little bit dorky. is that fair? >> i guess so. my teammates used to call me erkel back in college. i do have and on the super typhoon, you may have heard about this storm by now. it was the strength of an extreme category 5. the speed with which the winds struck the philippines, nothing
like that has ever happened here. some of the hardest hit areas are still unreachable at this hour. have been completely cut off from communication since 3:00 a.m. today. it just past 8:30 a.m. in the capital of ma nil. a authorities are getting some of the first glimts destruction. what are you hearing? >> reporter: we're hearing that the government had been having trouble getting in touch with its representative, the secretary of the interior who had been in tacloban. they were able to speak to their secretary of the interior and they are reporting extensive damage. because of this breakdown in communications where people haven't been able to get any information from these areas, the death toll officially still stands at four. that may be largely because
people just cannot make contact with people in the region. i know there are families here in manila who have been desperately trying to talk to their loved ones and have had no success. we're coming up on 24 hours for families that haven't heard anything. we know how strong this super typhoon was. when we see the pictures, the debris flying through the air, obviously families around the country are very fearful for what might have happened to their loved ones. also in that region is the isle which just last month was hit by a 7.1 magnitude quake. that killed more than 200 people and left more than 5,000 people homeless. that is the situation the authorities are having to deal. with losing people who were evacuated into tents, back out of those tents, into evacuation centers hoping the cools and structures are still safe after the earthquake. >> i'm curious, when you talk about these areas where they haven't heard anything.
how populated were they? you're talking about four dead. people are wondering this could be catastrophic in terms of people who may have lost their lives. is that a fear people have in the philippines? >> reporter: absolutely, erin. the philippines is a hugely populated country and this storm has hit about two-thirds of the country. many of the people have built their homes along the coast in these island areas that got just smacked by this super typhoon. and the homes themselves are not homes that you may picture in the united states. they're quite flimsy structures made out of plywood, sheet metal. and these are being hit by a storm that has the power to knock over even the strongest buildings and rip roofs off evacuation centers, we're hearing. so people are fearing the worst for what might have happened to these people of just because of the communication breakdowns, we cannot confirm what happened for sure. >> reporting live from manila
this morning where the sun has just risen. i want to to go chad myers, establishing contact with one area, one interior minister. but the scale of death and destruction here could be catastrophic. you've seen horrifically powerful storms. this one sort of made them all pale in comparison. how bad is the situation? >> the only way i can describe what happened in this hurricane is comparing to it a tornado. but considering the tornado to be 20 miles wide. that's the swath of this destruction. the same wind force of an ef-4 tornado, when a tornado come by your house, it is there for 20 seconds and it is gone. this win force, 195 miles per hour, over these houses for 10 or 20 minutes before finally moved on. this is going to look like moore, oklahoma did after that tornado. here's manila. it was missed. south of manila, about 100 mile,
is that path. it will look like a bowling ball went through. the next target will be vietnam. it will be equal to about a category 3 hurricane. i put the number on so you get a feel. we know american numbers, we know american statistics. they don't put number on typhoons or cyclones but there you go. this is not the first storm to hit the country this year. this is now the fifth storm. the fourth typhoon. we had haiyan, we had hari, there's utor. there's current path of the latest storm. isn't enough, enough? >> it is amazing when you say a three hitting vietnam, i think of hurricane katrina that was a 3 when it hit land. you think about the philippines. a 5. it seem unprecedented. when you look at this in your career, major storms, how big
was this one? >> there may have been other storms this big but they didn't hit land. this is in my opinion, in my 27 years, the largest storm with the potentially largest storm surge to ever hit any body. we talk about t it, that is a pretty big town. you put a storm surge of 40 or 50 feet into a town that only gets about 50 feet above sea level, you have to move people out. there is more damage and devastation than we can show you. we just don't have the pictures. >> that in and of itself says so much. 24 hours in, we don't have the pictures. that might sink in to some people about the significance of this and how horrific it might have been. thanks to chad myers as we continue to cover that. one interior minister from one of those provinces was able to talk to the filipino government at this hour. our seventh story
"outfront." the u.s. navy allegedly swapping secrets for sex. you think this is a thriller. because it is friday night. maybe we're doing fiction. it is not fiction. it is the biggest scandal to hit the navy in years. three senior officials arrested after accusations they were accepting bribe, cash, concert tickets in exchange for information. all of it allegedly coming from a man known in navy circles as fat leonard. kyung lah is "outfront." >> reporter: dress in the civilian clothes for court -- >> i'm sorry. i can't comment. >> reporter: he had nothing to say about his role in a suspected multimillion-dollar international bribery scheme. prosecutors say the commander received thousands of dollars in gifts. in tokyo, tickets on see lion king. in thailand, more tickets. this time the lady gaga. then there were prostitutes and
free hotel rooms. why? this man, malaysian businessman leonard glenn francis known as fat leonard for tipping the scales at more than 400 pounds. francis runs defense contracting that help port u.s. naval ships. prosecutors say fat leonard became close friends over private e-mails calling each other big bro and little bro. after he received some gifts, the government said a fat leonard associative announced we've got him themselves moved shims around east asia like chess pieces using classified information, ending up at ports where francis' firm would overbill the u.s. >> i think it would be fair to say they were seduced by mr. francis. >> reporter: the retired navy captain eyer understands this like few others. he served 30 years and was a
xhaer of a ship in asia will he even tanned parties with the lavish businessman. >> having looked this man in the eye, can you see how that seduction could happen? >> i do. he is very charming. he is very social. you know where i might go, i might be at this party and i'll have a budweiser. leonard is drinking dom per i non. he loved the big life and fast cars and women and travel. and he seemed eager to share with his military friends. in court, francis appeared next to his alleged co-could not spaer or the, trading in his tuxedo for a jailed jump suit and shackles. >> you can see how if you fell into the mode of socializing with him, it maybe possible to get swept up by that. and that's why so many military officers are a little bit wary of him. >> i know i saw you trying to
get the offs to speak. it seem like the stuff in a movie plot line or something. where there are three, are there more? >> reporter: that's it. that's what prosecutors are suspecting themselves say they will follow the evidence. in court documents, there is a reference to naval officers as the wolf pack and it is unclear how many others this could ill reply indicate. i should mention that captain eyer said this is something you never hear about in the navy. outside officers working for an outside agency like this. and those three officers, they've all pled not guilty. >> all right. kyung lah, covering the fat leonard story for us. up next, yasser arafat's death. and why secretary of state john kerry said he should come out and talk about kennedy ken's assassination and yes believes in the conspiracy theiry.
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accusation from arafat's widow, she said her husband was the victim of a political assassination using polonium. there were clear suspicions. i asked matthew to explain what the evidence shows right now. >> reporter: the palestinian committee set up to investigate the 2004 death of yasser arafat says that israel is the only suspect. a swiss report published this week said that specimens from arafat's exhumed body contained unexpectedly high levels of the radioactive isotope. they said the report showed that arafat did not die because of old age or ill health but was instead the victim of an assassination. israel's government has dismissed any suggestion that it was involved saying suspicion should instead be focused on the palestinian officials surrounding yasser arafat who may have wanted to access the money the late palestinian
leader controlled. our eighth story, a bombshell from secretary of state john kerry reigniting the theories of conspiracy regarding ken kennedy which was 50 years ago this month. here's what emto tom brokaw. >> where do you come down on the conspiracy theories? >> to this day i have serious doubts that lee harvey oswald acted alone. >> really. >> i certainly have doubts that he was motivated by himself. i'm not sure if anybody else was involved. i don't go down that road with respect to the theory and all that. i have serious questions about whether they got to the bottom of lee harvey oswald's time and influence from cuba and russia. >> did not act alone. "outfront," the author of the book, six seconds in dallas. a micro study of the
assassination of kennedy. did not act alone. that's not something to be honest, one expects to hear from a sitting secretary of state of the united states. that's a significant statement. do you think john kerry is right? >> yeah. i think he's right but i think your earlier clip on the arafat matter is really relevant here. because science seem to be solving that and i think once again, the kennedy matter. i think science within the last ten years has come one some very important discoveries that tell us that ken was actually killed by a shot from the right front. >> so you're saying did not act alone and that day there were others there. how many? >> absolutely. two, three, who knows? what is clear is that kennedy was killed by a shot from the right front. he was not shot from the depository. >> let me ask you, what is the
significance? let me emphasize, a sit go secretary of state. this isn't just some person. a person with knowledge, gravitas, a person close to the family. he volunteered on the ted kennedy campaign. he served for 24 years as senator from massachusetts. do we assume this isn't just john kerry talking? this is coming out of discussions he might have had with the kennedy family? >> i don't think we can make that assumption. i think you answered your own question which is kerry is not average joe. he is the secretary of state, former senator from massachusetts. it carries a lot of weight. to rebut his point, there is no science that shows he was hit from the right front. all the science if you read gerald posner's book which is the definitive account, shows he was hit from the back and it was the reflexive reaction that his head was forced back. the science shows that he was hit from behind with two bullets. not hit from the front. not hit from the grassy knoll but from the depository.
>> may i reapply in. >> i don't want to get into an argument over right front versus back. it sounds like from the two of you, we'll never know. >> well, posner's book was publish in the 1988 and this book came out since then. posner's back was ten years ago at the 40th anniversary and all the sign has shown over and over again he was hit from the front and his head came backwards as a reaction to the exit contemporaneous accounts with people there. years later people said maybe i saw smoke. there is absolutely no credible evidence there was another gunman in site. >> let me ask you this, benjamin franklin said, somebody brought this quote to aattention. three may keep a secret if two of them are dead. here is the thing, how can
anyone keep a version that involved multiple people a secret? things always leak out. that's the way humans are. it's in fiction these things happen. how can multiple people involved remain secret this long? >> well, if the actual people involved were killed immediately, that reduces the number of people able to squeal, right? >> by a mafia hit, by the cia? >> erin, i don't know who did it. all i know is that more than one person was shooting at the president and that kennedy was killed by a shot from the right front. >> all right. let me ask you this, nick, ly lindon johnson never accepted and robert f. kennedy jr. said it was a shotty piece of craftsmanship. do you think that was the final answer? when it came out it was one of
the best selling documents or books in america. >> look, the warren report, the dallas police department did the investigation, not the fbi. the investigation itself had errors, sloppy. the war report was quick, hastily done and not a wonderful document. just because it wasn't airtight doesn't mean there was de facto conspiracy. how on earth would a conspiracy like that have been kept a secret? there is no credible evidence and poured over. peter jennings did a great documentary and other studies. there is no credible evidence anyone is asking other than os well. he was an expert rifle man with the marines. he scored a 212, he can hit at 200 yards an 8 inch figure. >> josiah before we go, will we know and why would the
government have an interest in covering this up? >> i don't think the government has any interest now in covering it up. there are many institutions and people who immediately to the bureaucratic duck and cover position after the assassination but i don't think anyone has a reason to cover it up at this point. >> thank you very much to both of you. appreciate it. i'm curious, tweet us. do you believe there were two, three people involved or it was a conspiracy or not? >> next, worried how much time your kids plays tv or playing with their smart phone or ipad? because you should be. we chip away. with an available ecodiesel engine... and a best-in-class 30 mpg highway and 730-mile driving range... for all the times you dreamed of running away from home -- now you can. with enough fuel to get back. this is the new 2014 jeep grand cherokee. it is the best of what we're made of.
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surge among data use in technology, some worry if changing the very nature of childhood. >> the bottom line is clear, this is the true first generation of digital children. >> reporter: 72% of children 8 and under have used a mobile device according to common sense media, a group that studies family and technology trends. that's compared to 38% two years ago. a huge spike also in toddlers, 40% today compared to 10% in 2011 for children two and under. it poses a balancing act for parents who need to figure out how much is too much. >> kids love tablets. >> reporter: the options can regulate can be big and small. this add for the amazon kindle fire shows a feature to help parents limit screen time. >> and let's them know when their time is up. >> reporter: something that may be needed more than ever on all divisions, unless your child attends a school where no technology is allowed and is discouraged as home, as well.
this school is where you would least expect it in the heart of silicon valley. third graders using balls to coordinate both sides of the brain. it's all about hands-on tasks. what may surprise you is most of these children come from homes whose parents work in technology. >> if i go back to my education as a computer scientist, we didn't have computers in the classroom. we had logic and textbooks, and we were working through that and really trying to understand the science behind the computer. >> reporter: now experts are trying to understand the implications of so much technology and whether the industry itself should play a role. >> putting aside -- >> reporter: this was my question to tim cook at a recent conference. >> i'm wondering if you would be willing to weigh in on the concern that soes ol' gists and others have about the overuse with children and when do you feel is the appropriate age for
a parent to buy a child an iphone? [ laughter ] >> as with any tool that a kid has that's that age, parenting is key. i like kids very young learning and having a very kur rated experience by their parent. >> reporter: for the record, he didn't answer the best age to buy a phone but mobile devices to be at the top of kids' wish list as we approach the holiday season. for "out front" dan simon san francisco. >> thanks to dan and have a great weekend. great weekend. anderson starts now -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com breaking news, the first look at what a super typhoon can do to a country of people. it's called typhoon hyiyan. from or bit looks terrifying. it cut directly across the middle of the island nation. the