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meaningful careers. >> coming up at 2:00 p.m., a frank conversation with starbucks ceo howard schultz and former u.s. defense secretary robert gates about jobs for vets. "cnn newsroom" starts right now. we, the jury, having reviewed the evidence of the testimony in the case find the defendant as to count one, murder, guilty. [ shouts ] >> an early morning guilty verdict for the utah doctor accused of killing his wife. good morning, everybody, i'm christi paul, glad to have you with us. >> i'm victor blackwell. you are in the cnn newsroom. we'll get to the verdict in a moment, but we don't want you to miss history in the making, and that's what we have now at the international space station. >> it's really cool. look at this. the olympic torch is on its first space walk.
two russian cosmonauts carried out of the international space station. now, the torch has been in space before, in '96 for the atlanta games, but not outside. the torch will leave tomorrow with three crew members who are returning to earth. now, just a moment ago, they were holding the torch, waving -- of course, not list, because there's no oxygen to support a flame in space -- but then, this will continue on the relay route leading up to the winter games in sochi, russia. >> take a look at -- this cannot be easy, you know, maneuvering anything out there. but with this in hand, as well. you know he doesn't want to let go of it and lose it. >> that's true. i'm sure it's a great honor to be able to carry the torch. i'm sure when he got the news, he said, i have to hold the torch and do the space walk at the same time? but the cosmonauts are doing a good job. >> yes, they are. live pictures here from the international space station. and it will be interesting to see what russia does with this. you know, if they're going to
reair it somehow when we have opening day, because it is such a momentous occasion here. >> yeah. the first time it's made a space walk. >> all righty. anyway, we wanted to make sure you didn't miss that. we do need to talk about what's going on in the philippines, because the damage there is so severe from what was supertyphoon haiyan, that many towns are only accessible right now by helicopter. >> yeah, the roads are just washed out. a u.n. damage assessment team arrived on the ground in the coastal province of tacloban early this morning. now, one team member said the last time i saw something of this scale was the aftermath of the indian ocean tsunami. and you remember those pictures. >> oh, my goodness, yes. we want to take a moment to walk you through some of the new video. take a look at this, we're getting it in from the hardest-hit areas. frightening to see it. one of the cnn crews described the scene in tacloban as being like a tsunami. and you get that by watching this. the storm surge is what you're seeing here, as that typhoon
made landfall. some reports indicate the waters were as high as 16 feet in some places. >> unbelievable. and when those waters receded, this is what was left. just complete devastation. and you see the waters here. but the water is just so bad, we're just now starting to get the sense of the number of casualties. the red cross says at least 1,200 people are estimated dead. >> numerous body, we know, have already been found. the death toll, as you can mannen, expected to increase as investigators and people there on the ground and rescue crews, who knows what they'll find, but cnn's paula hancocks, one of the first western journalists to arrive in tacloban, and here's what she's saying. >> reporter: loretta lost three of her daughters in a matter of seconds. the storm surge from typhoon haiyan tore them from her husband's arms. aged 15, 13, and 8. only two bodies have been found.
>> only one is missing, is my eldest daughter. i hope she's alive, and i'm hoping that she -- she's alive, and she was only -- she's somewhere, but she's alive. >> reporter: this woman became emotional as she saw bodies float past her home. she said she was on the roof to avoid the water. they are just some of the victims congregating at the airstrip. many have walked for hours to get their first food since the storm. it's become the military's staging area, a first aid center set up for cuts and bruises, but they can do little for a serious gash to the head. one of the first priorities, restoring communications. >> from today, maybe in 48 hours, hopefully, we're not relying on satellite phones. >> as we move further inland, we
come across more bodders. this is the local chapel here, which is effectively being turned into a morgue. inside, there are nine bodies. five of them are children. the military planes that bring life essentials in take the body bags out. as well as the injured that need to keep their hope for the future. paula hancocks, cnn, tacloban, in the philippines. >> there are rescue crews coming in from around the world this morning, and the ground crews. they're facing enormous challenges, as you saw, in the philippines. the water's rushing through, some of the roads just washed out. in some areas, look, it's waist high. vehicles are floating. downed power lines are making the rescue efforts extremely difficult. we've got laura fagan with us, the public information officer with the united nations disaster assessment coordination team. it's good to have you with us, from the capital city of manila. orla, we saw some of the
pictures. give us an idea of what it's like on the ground, and the difficulty of getting to the people who need you most right now. >> we spoke to our team this morning on the ground. we had about half an hour with them. their communications are really bad. there's no telephone lines. there's no power. there's no water. there's no food. and it's all -- the government are leading the response here. we're in to help the government. we're in to help them with the assessment. they have two c-130 military airplanes. they delivered 6,200 food packs to tacloban with enough food to feed a family of five for three days. there are areas in the west that nobody has been able to get to yet, and we're actually very concerned about that. >> i'm reading the release from the u.n. disaster assessment
coordination. it says this is destruction on a massive scale. cars thrown lime tumbleweeds into the street. we got the number from tacloban of 1,200 dead. are we expecting that to go much higher? i mean, talk about the concentration of that -- that assessment. are we expecting that to spread, as well? >> this has been over a vast area of the country, this typhoon has hit. fortunately, where the earthquake happened on the 15th of october, they received a fairly lightly, which is fortunate for them, after experiencing that level of trauma. and it's just over an me norm out tract. it's impossible to get everywhere at once. we are doing our bestment we have another team who are going to cabu tomorrow to see what the situation is. the team on tacloban will split up and go to two separate areas now to see, again, and there are other areas we have not been able to get access yet.
the government are providing the c-130s to get us in there, to see what the situation is on the ground. everything is needed at this stage. you know, we're talking about food, water, health need the, children's needs. we're talking about shelter. nonfood items, setting up pipelines for food and for water. and it's a big logistical feast to get this done, and to get the roads and get the transport -- and the transport will be our main issue in this response. and it is to get this organized so that we can get in and start the relief operation. >> all right, orla fagan with the u.n. disaster assessment coordination team. thank you so much for the work you're doing there. and for speaking with us this morning. >> you're welcome. good morning. >> we'll keep you posted on how things continue to progress there today. but will, still to come in the "newsroom," martin macneill
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sign the bill into law. also, you may remember illinois lawmakers passed a bill this week to make same-sex marriages legal. this was the shocker overnight. martin macneill stared straight at the clerk as she read the verdict at his murder trial. this was at 1:00 in the morning their time, 1:30. he didn't move. but behind him, his family erupted as they heard the word "guilty." >> we, the jury, having reviewed the evidence and testimony in the case, find the defendant as to count one, murder, guilty. [ shouts ] as to count two, obstruction of justice -- >> macneill's daughters, you see them there, they have waited years for this verdict. no surprise that they cried, as i understand it, crying uncontrollably at one point, after they heard it. jean casarez is live in provo, utah. she has been up all night. she's been following this trial, and i know everyone, jean, gosh, everybody has to be so exhausted, especially when this verdict was read.
how much -- what did they say? what did the daughters say once it was done? >> they were overcome, just like you're saying, with emotion, and they were shaking as the jury walked in, and stoic silence in that courtroom. because you didn't know which way this verdict was going to go. you know, during the course of the night, the jurors just didn't want to go home. and they had four different questions, one being they wanted gloves to be able to open up the sealed evidence, which was the last item of clothing that michelle macneill was wearing when she was found in the bathtub, a dark-colored shirt. and then, we knew a verdict was close, because the final question said, we are about to make a determination, but first, we want to listen to the 911 call. and it wasn't more than 20 minutes later, we learned there was a verdict. >> we, the jury, having reviewed the evidence and the testimony in the case find the defendant,
as to count one, murder, guilty. [ shouts ] as to count two, obstruction of justice, guilty. >> reporter: screams of emotion echoed through the tense courtroom as martin macneill heard his fate sealed. seven long years after the drowning death of his wife, michelle, in their family bathtub. her daughters and sisters shaking and sobbing uncontrollably as they shed bittersweet tears. >> when it happened, we were kind of, like, did we hear that right, because it's -- it's so surreal. we've been waiting for this for so long. >> reporter: after 14 days of testimony, it took the eight-person jury nearly 11 hours to come to a verdict. despite relying on circumstantial evidence, prosecutor chad grunander had told the jury to do the right thing. >> we're absolutely thrilled. it's an amazing moment to meet with the family. this has been so long coming for them. emotionally, they found alexis summers to be totally credible. i think they believed her.
such a wonderful, strong woman who did not give up on her mother. >> reporter: macneill's daughter, alex irks was the impetus behind the case and pursued her father's prosecution with a vengeance. the verdict was her victory. >> we're just so happy he can't hurt anyone else. we miss our mom. we'll never get her back. that courtroom was full of so many people who loved her. i looked around, and it was full of everyone who loved my mom. i can't believe this has finally happened. we're so -- we're so grateful. >> reporter: friday's closing argument by prosecutor chad grunander convinced the jury as a doctor and lawyer, he had the motive, means, and opportunity to kill his wife. it was planned all along, he said, and macneill left plenty
of clues along the way. prosecutors proved macneill plied his wife with a deadly dose of drugs after insisting she have a face-lift. then, held her head under water in the bathtub until she drowned. all so he could marry his mistress, gypsy willis. >> who's in the bathtub? >> my wife. >> there's an hour and a half period of time where no one martin is, rush home, take care of your business, give michelle the drugs, fix her up a bath, get her in the tub, hold her head down for a little while, and help her out. >> reporter: defense attorney randy spnser spent a year preparing for the trial, devastated by the outcome. >> of course, i'm disappointed, but i don't have any comments right now. >> reporter: macneill faces 15 years to life for the murder of his wife of 30 years. >> what do you want to say to your --
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welcome back. 22 minutes after the hour. there is a bit of a scandal with the u.s. navy. bribery scandal that's rocked fleets across the globe. >> mm-hmm, yeah, we're talking about three navy officials who are now charged with selling classified information in turn for prostitutes, free travel, and allegedly, even lady gaga
tickets. kim lau has the details. >> reporter: dressed in civilian clothes for court -- >> i'm sorry, i can't comment. >> reporter: -- commander michael 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 to see "lion king." ♪ in thailand, more tickets. this time to 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 firm glenn defense marine asia that helps port u.s. naval ships. >> specialized team of professionals -- >> reporter: they say they became close friends over private e-mails, calling each other big bro and little bro, after he received gifts, a fat
leonard associate eventually decla declared, "we got him." they moved the u.s. navy ships around asia like chess pieces ending up at ports where francis' firm would overbill the u.s. >> i think it would be fair to say that they were seduced by mr. francis. >> reporter: retired navy captain kevin ire understands this like few others. he served 30 years and was a commanding officer of a ship in asia that frequented some of the same ports where fat leonard operated, and even attended parties with the businessman. having looked this man in the eye, can you see how that seduction could happen? >> i do. he's very charming. he's very social. you know, whereas i might go -- i might be at this party, and i'll have a budweiser. leonard is drirnging dom perignon. >> reporter: only the finest for francis, says captain ire.
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half past the hour. you just rolling out of bed? it's saturday. you're allowed. i'm christi paul. >> stay in bed. i'm victor blackwell. five stories we're watching this morning. number one, martin macneill could spend the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty of murdering his wife in 2007. his daughters wept as that verdict was read. they suspected macneill of killing their mother so he could be with his mistress. he faces sentencing on january 7. number two, typhoon haiyan is weakening as it heads towards vietnam, which is good news because it left death and utter destruction in so much of the philippines. the local red cross is estimating 12 million people were killed when the typhoon rolled ashore, flattening buildings and they expect the toll to go higher. the olympic torch is making history. it's outside the international space station on its first space walk. two russian cosmonauts carried it into space earlier this hour.
just a few minutes ago really. the torch will return to earth tomorrow to continue its relay leading up to the 2014 sochi olympics. and number four, the fda is moving to take trans fats out of the food you eat. now, it's in a lot of processed foods -- frozen pizza, desserts, microwave popcorn, and maybe even the coffee creamer you used this morning. the major source of trans fat, partially hydrogenated oils. it increases the shelf life of the food and enhances the flavor, but the fda says it is no longer generally recognized as safe. number five, diplomats are inching closer to a breakthrough deal on iran's nuclear program. secretary of state john kerry is expected to take part in talks. britain's envoy says there's been, quote, very good progress, but several issues need to be resolved. israel's prime minister, he says the proposed deal is, quote, very dangerous. the disastrous rollout of the obama care website is hitting the president squarely in the polls.
a pew research center survey finds just 41% of those polled approve of the president's job performance. that is a 14% point slide since december. now, the poll also shows people aren't convinced the economic recovery is that rosy. 65% say they disapprove of the way the president is handling that. >> so let's unpack some of the poll numbers and look into them. and the botched obama carrollout with the political experts. we have maria cardona, democratic analyst, and rahim salem, also a contributor to the "national review." good to have you both here this morning. we learned last week -- we learned last week how quickly the segments go by, so let's get to it. let's put the numbers up, the graphic. 65% disapprove of the president's handling of the economy. but the economy is growing, job climate is improving, saw more than 200,000 jobs added in the month of october. housing is coming back. is this about the president and
the dislike of him? why the 65% disapproval? >> well, i think people are concerned that the economy isn't improving fast enough. i think that the economy keeps teetering onto brink, and though you had reasonably decent numbers over the last few months, they're not nearly as strong as you need to get the economy back to full employment. so i think that that's why that dissatisfaction is building. the dong people have been expecting hasn't arrived. >> maria, the numbers can say whatever they are, they can be accurate. if people don't feel it, then does it really matter? >> that's exactly right. and so, i do agree mostly with reihan in terms of the number might be good on paper, but unless people are feeling it, that's not something that's going to be reflected in poll numbers. and look, you know, this is why the president is focused on infrastructure. he's focused on talking more about the economy. i think this is frankly another reason why americans don't believe not just the president, but washington is not focused on
the economy. when they don't hear talk of the economy from their legislators, from the leaders that they elected, they feel like it's falling by the wayside, and it's reflected in the numbers. the president wants to continue to talk about the economy. the republicans want to continue to pummel him on obama care. you know, obviously, that's a big disconnect. but the president's going to continue to focus on the economy as well as focused on getting the obama care fixed. >> let's talk about obama care, maria, because the president this week apologized for the bungling of the start of obama care and the website. let's listen to what the president had to say. >> i am sorry that they, you know, are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. we've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and that we're going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this. >> we've seen the low numbers of
people who have enrolled. but i want to talk less about the apology to the people for not being able to log on. is it the president and those who support obama care, are they going to be sorry? because to make this plan work, they need young people, healthy people to enroll, and how do young people, healthy people, who they want in this program, they go online and sign up. they're not calling the 1-800 number. isn't this just making it more difficult for this program to work potentially? maria? >> oh, sorry. well, look, this is going to continue to be a question and an issue until obama care, the website, gets fixed. we have heard time and again, and the president said this, and the head of hhs said this, the head of cms said this, that the website will be fixed by the end of november. we already heard that there was -- there's been some updates that the speed in terms of people being able to enroll is
getting faster. so it is getting better day by day. the deadline, i think, is critical. and if we can get young people to start signing up once the website gets fixed completely, then i think all of this will be a faint memory once everyone is able to enroll that wants to enroll and are able to get the plans that they want. >> and reihan -- go ahead. >> a new gallup survey found 30% of uninsured americans are familiar with the exchanges. so what may well happen is that a lot of people are only going to learn about the exchanges once they start getting hit with penalties. i think that there are a lot of huge issues we haven't anticipated. also, the law has cuts in payments that are provided to hospitals that provide care for the indigent, because the expectation was many people uninsured would get coverage. if you have those cuts happen before you see that robust coverage expansion, that's going to cause a lot of big headaches, as well. the law involves a lot of unintended consequences that
will keep having political consequences, not just for the next few months but for the next few years, whether or not the exchanges are fixed. >> all right. cnn political commentators -- i have to call it there -- raihen salam, we got a lot more in this week. thank you for joining us. >> thanks, victor. next, the book on johnny cash and the man who wrote it. ♪ i'm stuck in folsome prison and time keeps draggin' on ♪ >> a new perspective on the man in black 10 years after his death. i am today by luck. i put in the hours and built a strong reputation in the industry. i set goals and worked hard to meet them. i've made my success happen. so when it comes to my investments, i'm supposed to just hand it over to a broker and back away? that's not gonna happen. avo: when you work with a schwab financial consultant,
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screen there? that is the olympic torch ahead of the 2014 games in sochi, russia. the torch is on its first space walk ever. now, the torch has been in space before, before the '96 atlanta games. but for the first time outside the iss. live pictures from outer space. christi? >> makes you wonder how they'll top that, right? >> yeah, we know they can't light the flame, because there's no oxygen. >> right. what will they do next time around? good to see you, though. thank you, victor. johnny cash, you know, a monumental figure in music, not just country music either, cash crossed over with rockabilly, gospel, and even bluesy hits, so if you're a fan, take a look. ♪ i hear the train a-comin' it's slowin' around the bend ♪ ♪ i ain't seen the sunshine since i don't know when ♪ so you think you know the man in black, the next interview may change your mind. robert hillburn, former music critic for "los angeles times" has writ an biography titled simply "johnny cash: the life."
what a life it was. robert joins this morning. and thank you so much for being with us. i know you interviewed johnny cash, gosh, you know, across the decades, and you've really had access to his inner circle. so help us understand who was the real johnny cash? >> well, the fascinating thing, christi, seeing the footage, i was with johnny cash at fullsome prison in 1968, can you believe that, and it was the first time -- >> yes, great, i was going to ask you about that, but go ahead. >> it's the first time i'd been in a major concert. i was trying to get a job at the "los angeles times," and i was the only music journalist there, because the record company didn't want to invite journalists, because they were afraid john would show up stoned and they'd have to cancel the concert. but anyway, i stayed with him pretty much his entire life. i interviewed him until even just a few months before his death. and he was a terrific, warm person, but he had demons, and
the drama of his life is in his music, he was always trying to lift other people's spirits, making them feel there's hope, but in his private life, he was fighting the demons, and it was a dramatic struggle. >> what demons specifically? >> he felt insecure. he never had love from his family, his father, i mean. and that sent him -- he took drugs to try to block a lot of that out. the drugs kept escalating, because he was an addict, and he would sometimes -- other people in the country music, everybody was taking pills in country music to give them energy. john was taking pills to block out the pain. and he would sometimes take 20, 30 pills a day. >> good heavens! you know, i know, johnny cash frequently called hillself a c-plus christian. what exactly did that mean, and how did his faith play a role,m? >> he lived on kind of a
cottonpatch in arkansas given to his father by the federal government. his father was one of several destitute farmers given a second chance. and in that environment, he would go into the cotton field and pick cotton with his family in the hot sun, and they would sing gospel songs all day long to give them comfort. and then he'd go to the baptist church three times a week, and they would again sing gospel songs to give them comfort. and it was that experience of seeing how music comforted people and gave them hope that gave him his philosophy of music. and he -- while everybody else in country music and rock in the '50s had no more ambition than another hit on the jukebox, johnny cash was always trying to give a message. he was trying to lift people's spirits, to give them hope. >> and i'm sure that was the point of-- folsome prison concert. you called that date majestic. how so?
>> it was one of the first big concerts, i covered, as a music journalist. and it was -- it wasn't just entertainment that day. johnny cash was speaking to those prisoners, again trying to give them hope. because he had been in jail. he knew what it was like to be in jail. he had been in handcuffs and had his photo taken in handcuffs on the front of his hometown paper. so his mother would pick that up and see it. so again, the prisoners sensed that. it wasn't just ent tape many. johnny cash was spreading a message, and they loved him, because they felt this was a real man speaking to them in real terms. i saw -- christi, i saw him that day make the prisoners laugh, and he made the prisoners cry. >> hmm. let's listen real quickly here to the song "hurt." ♪ i've hurt myself today to see if i still feel ♪ ♪ i focus on the pain >> "focus on the pain," it says.
it's a powerful song back in 2002, a year before his death. what do you know about that song and the background to it? >> that is the most inspiring story. this is now johnny cash in 1968, folsome prison, was viral, strong, healthy. 2002. in los angeles. he recorded that song. and in video, recorded the video in nashville. he was nearly blind. he had lost the feeling in his fingers. he couldn't feel the guitar. he had diabetes. he had neurological problems. and just the courage of letting someone see you at that state. the song was about lost, misplaced values, false values. he was trying once again to show that a person should have -- have good values and live a strong life. again, which he wasn't always to do. but at the end, the last 15 years of his life, he had the love of his children back, he had the kind of fairy tale relationship with june carter that most people thought he had
all along, but didn't. and he had his -- and he had his faith. he felt redeemed at the end of his life. >> well, robert hillburn, we want to let our viewers know, "johnny cash-the life" it was called. thank you for being so candid. it was a pleasure. >> thank you. >> that was really fascinating. >> isn't it? what do you have planned this weekend? shopping? maybe a movie? restaurant with friends? okay. put this on your calendar. 2,000-pound satellite could be on a collision course with earth sometime this weekend. the question is -- do scientists have any idea where it's going to fall, and exactly when? we'll talk about that next. people don't have to think about where their electricity comes from. they flip the switch-- and the light comes on. it's our job to make sure that it does. using natural gas this power plant can produce enough energy for about 600,000 homes. generating electricity that's cleaner
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were comparing it to covering canada -- from canada down to florida, just to give us some perspective. >> and we've seen the damage it's caused in the philippines, and we will see over the next day or so more of the damage thus far, the estimate from the philippine red cross, 1,200 dead. and that's just mostly in the city of tacloban. we'll continue to cover that, of course. but let's stay in outer space for just a moment, and just a sentence i've never actually said. [ laughter ] so the asteroid, space rocks, let's not think about that threat. there is another one possibly. >> yes. this 2,000-pound satellite. it ran out of fuel, and it will, make no doubt about it, fall back to earth. >> so two issues here, right? when will it fall? where will it fall? 17 feet long. it's going to fall, that we know. >> that we know. well, cnn's chad myers to the rescue with more information for us in this weekend's "the science behind."
>> reporter: christi, we're talking about a satellite called goche, it ran out of fuel and will fall back to earth. it seems like a lot of things are falling back to earth these days. [ explosion ] remember back in february, a meteor slammed into a small russian town. we never saw it coming, because it came from the direction of the sun, and the telescopes were blinded by the light. this is different. this is goche, a satellite launched by the european space agency in 2009. its job was to map the earth's gravitational field. ironic, now goche, at more than 2,400 pounds is drifting back toward earth. it's expected to come crashing down soon, but exactly where is much less clear. on timing of impact, an official with the european space agency told "the new york times," concretely our best engineering prediction is now for a re-entry on sunday with a possibility for it slipping into earth monday.
it's easy to track satellites, because they're always close to the earth, but asteroids are much harder to find and much more dangerous. the question is, do we know where they all are? >> if it's really big, we -- we know where they are. we know where the big ones are, the ones that would render us extinct or possibly disrupt civilization as we know it. >> as far as goce and the other satellites, they're easy to track. there's an app for that, right there. here are all of the satellites still pinning around the earth, and most of them will some day have a date with gravity. scientists say debris is falling to the earth all the time. most of it harmless. but at more than 17 feet long, 3 feet in diameter, goce has the potential to do damage. to what extent depends on where it will land. victor, we don't know where it will fall. it will likely fall in the ocean, because there's more ocean than land. but it could be quite spectacular, and a few pieces could make it down to the ground. and maybe wear a hardhat this
weekend. no, no, just kidding. >> all right, chad, thanks. i'm surprised there are that many satellites just floating around the area. >> something to see, wouldn't it? here's something else. the rivalry express bus on the road checking out the game day scene across the country this season. we'll have a live report next. we're new to town. welcome to monroe. so you can move more effortlessly... we want to open a new account: checking and savings. well we can help with that. we tend to do a lot of banking online. you play? yeah discover a mobile app that lets you bank more freely... and feel at home more quickly. chase. so you can.
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to be 'bama. now bcs hunt, alabama still at number one, taking on lsu weekend, number 13. it's a big-time rivalry here in tuscaloosa. alabama going for the third national championship in a row, and lsu hoping to, i guess, ruin that party, if you will. these two teams have combined to win five of the last ten bcs national championships, but, of course, the last time they played here was two years ago, and lsu won that one, 9-6, in overtime, dubbed the game of the century. tonight's kickoff in prime time at 8:00 p.m. moving on to the nba, the indiana pacers are off to the best start in franchise history. they beat the toronto raptors last night, winning for the sixth straight time to open the season. paul george led the way with 23 points for the nba's only undefeated team. the last time the pacers got off to a hot start like this was 1970-71. the season when they played in the a.b.a.
and on bleacherreport.com, you can't play like michael jordan, but you can live like him. the basketball hall of famer is putting his chicago suburban mansion on the auction block on november 22nd. bidding for the nine-bedroom, 15-bathroom estate starts at $29 million. don't expect an open house for this one. a deposit of $250,000 is required to enter this auction. and, christi asked me at the beginning of the "bleacher report" if i was bummed, you know, we're ending "rivalry express." this face say it is off. this face say it is all. [ laughter ] this is my bitter -- my bitter face for the ending of "rivalry express." a bitter carlos face. i want to say right now, i'm going on the record, this is how i feel about "rivalry express" ending. we'll see you in 2014. okay? >> we look forward to it. that is a big head, though. >> yes. >> a large sign, too. [ laughter ] >> oh, no.
we're getting wrapped. >> see you in 2014. >> thank you. that'll do it for us today. thank you so much for watching, everybody. >> yeah, you don't want to go anywhere. so much more news ahead in the next hour with our own colleague and friend fredricka whitfield. >> good to see you guys. thank you so much. we do indeed have a very busy day ahead. thank you so much. we'll pick up the baton from where you left. thanks so much, have a great day. >> you, too. >> you, too. 11:00 eastern hour, and "newsroom" starts right now. hello, everyone. more than 1,000 people are believed dead after a supertyphoon tears through the philippines with three and a halftimes the force of hurricane katrina. a live report from the storm zone just moments away. and here in the u.s., a verdict in the trial of a prominent doctor accused of murdering his wife. the jury's decision is next.