he found there were a lot of people last night ready to listen to what he had to say. ryan ferguson walked out of prison into new clothes and in front of the cameras to taste his first moments of freedom. celebrating with family and attorneys he offered bittersweet thanks to the thousands following his case around the world. >> to get arrested and charged for a crime you didn't commit is incredibly easy. you can lose your life very fast. but to get out of prison it takes an army. >> reporter: and it takes time. in ferguson's case, almost a full decade of appeals. the missouri attorney general surprised ferguson supporters tuesday saying the state will not retry or pursue further action against ryan ferguson. this after an appeals court threw out ferguson's guilty verdict because prosecutors withheld evidence. >> this is not an anomaly. i think we need to look at other cases and be aware this is part
of our justice system. >> reporter: ferguson was sentenced to 40 years for the 2001 murder of kent heitholt. he was implicated by charles erickson who claimed he had dream-like memories of committing the crime. last year, erickson told the court he lied and ferguson believes it's time for him to be freed as well. >> the guy's a lot of things but the thing is, more so than anything else is innocent. >> reporter: ferguson emerges from prison surprisingly poised. he's writing a book. he has a girlfriend and friends already say go into politics. >> mayor. >> mayor of columbia, indeed. >> next attorney general. >> yes. >> ferguson says he was actually happier for his parents last night than he was for himself. that's because that couple had worked tirelessly for so long to secure his release. kate? >> such a long ordeal finally
coming to a close for that family. david, thank you so much for bringing that to us. to washington now, bill clinton saying president obama should keep his word, honor his promise and allow millions of americans whose plans have been dropped by their insurance carriers to keep their policies if they like them, even if it means changing the law. cnn's jim acosta is at the white house with the latest. >> reporter: all of this has taken a major hit on the president's poll numbers, kate. white house officials can no longer say it's just the republicans who are the main critics of obama care. democrats on capitol hill are joining forces to hold the president to his promise. if you like your insurance plan, you can keep it. >> when it comes to obama care, it's no the just the president versus republicans anymore. even as most loyal democrats in congress say, it's time to fix it. >> i think we need to look at the political reality. we need to be open to constructive changes to make
this law work better. >> reporter: one leading proposal from louisiana senator mary landrieu would make the president keep his promise, if you like your insurance plan, you can keep it. for fellow democrats including vulnerable incumbents have signed on. >> it's upsetting for someone who have supported this bill to be gummed up but i think it can be fixed. >> reporter: former president bill clinton urged president obama to stick to his pledge. >> so i personally believe, even if it takes a change in the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people. >> reporter: white house officials say president obama agrees but they won't say what changes he will support. >> so the president agrees even if it takes a change in the law -- >> what i just said, jim, is that the president has instructed his team to look at a range of options. >> reporter: the obama care fee as sew caz damaged the president's image. a new quinnipiac poll finds 59%
of americans approve of the job he's doing. what's worse, 52% say they don't think the president is honest and trustworthy. his lowest numbers never that poll in both categories. >> he is angry. is he right to be angry. he was not well served by his colleagues in the administration. >> reporter: former administration official larry summers told cnn's erin burnett, the president and white house have learned important obama care lessons the hard way. >> you need experts. you need to trust but even more, you need to verify. you can't go rushing the schedule when you get behind or you end up making more errors. >> reporter: on another front, the white house was resisting the idea of allowing its chief technology officer, todd park, to appear before the house oversight committee later this morning. park is working to fix the bug-riddled obama care website but late last night, the white house decided not to defy that congressional subpoena. they will allow park to testify later this morning. the website by the way is not
going to work at full capacity at the end of the month. a white house official now concedes it will only work for the vast majority of consumers who try to use that site. >> those fixes to that website seem to be proving much more difficult than originally anticipated. not what they need right now. >> absolutely. >> thank you very much for starting us off. let's take a look at our headlines. more conversations going on in this senate, making news, secretary of state john kerry meets with senate leaders behind closed doors this afternoon, trying to head off a new round of sanctions against iran that the white house fears could derail nuclear talks in geneva. these talks to reach an agreement to freeze tehran's nuclear program broke off this weekend, are expected, however, to resume later this month. a new approach to treating heart attacks and strokes could mean millions more people could end up on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. they issued new recommendations including a new formula that lets doctors calculate heart
attack and stroke risk in patients. chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta will join us later in the program to break down these recommendations for you. a crack in the cockpit winshield forced an american airlines plane to make an emergency landing in orlando. flight 160 from miami to boston had just reached cruising altitude when the crack was noticed on the exterior glass on the double pane window. this picture was taken by a passenger on board the flight. the boeing 757 landed safely. hawaii's governor expected to sign same-sex marriage into law early this morning. gay couples could start saying i do on december 2nd. in illinois, lawmakers approved same-sex marriage last week. governor pat quinn says he'll sign illinois's bill next wednesday. how much would you pay for that paintsing i ask? it's the three studies of
lucianne freud, painted back in 1969. auctioned at christie's in new york last night. you want to know how much it went for, my friends? $142 million. >> what. >> it's the most ever paid at auction for a piece of artwork. the three-panel painting was expected to fetch 85 million. the identity of the winning bidder is unknown. >> here's the best part about the whole thing. at that point you round up, you're like 142 million. you don't realize it's 142.4 million. >> the point four seems inconsequenti inconsequential. what have we done wrong? >> i know, i know. >> there you go. article world information for you. keeping you well rounded. >> indra, help us out over here. what do you know with the weather. >> what do i know about art? i don't have the point four, that's all i know about that.
temperatures, d.c. 33, chicago 21. now, these are the current temperatures without the wind chill. we have winds gusting out there. take a look at the numbers now. now let's take a look at the numbers once we add in the wind chill. we're talking about 12 degrees in chicago. that's what it feels like outside right now. also the teens in minneapolis. they're used to it. new york, though, just into the 20s. boston feels like the teens at 16. so why, yes. by now i think we know it's that dome of high pressure that brought that cool air in. even as far as down to the south, look at the temperature drop here. we're talking about highs today. not warming up very much. new york city looking for the 30s. same thing for boston. that's like 15 degrees below normal and same story as you go all the way down to the south. yes, new orleans today looking for temperatures just into the 50s. so for that reason, especially in the morning hours, we're chilly out there. we're talking about frost and freeze warnings, stemming from texas all the way even in through georgia right now. here's the good news.
this changes. the high pressure eventually makes its way offshore quickly by tomorrow. that switch in position changes everything. it starts to pull in all that moisture out of the gulf for that warm air. let's look at the three-day temperatures. today new york city 39. tomorrow back to feeling pretty good. 51. same thing for boston. d.c. 40s, go back to 56 degrees. >> feel like you bury the lead. >> i buried it. >> i know you have to give the weather now today, i get it, we're all leaving and getting ready. start with the good news. go to the fridays with the 50s and come back. >> i thought you thought good news was cold. >> i welcome the cold. >> it's easy to say a side against me. supporting me is what's difficult. >> thanks, indra. >> you're welcome. >> we'll fight this out again. next up on "new day," a race against time in the philippines, food, water, medicine, all slow to reach stranded survivors,
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oh. what a relief it is. welcome back to "new day." relief is arriving in the philippines. four additional american aircraft are on their way from japan. desperation is increasing. demand for food, water, medical supplies is simply overwhelming. people trying to stay alive are being norsed to take drastic steps. andrew stevens joins us from the
hard-hit tacloban province with more. good morning, andrew. >> reporter: good morning, chris. take a look behind me. you'll see hundreds of people still waiting to get out of this shattered city. on the other side of the camera, there are hundreds more doing the same thing. the situation is indeed desperate. there have been positive moves today. we've seen trucks with the food program going into town and more trucks are expected to alive over the next couple of days or so. it's a slow process, particularly for the people in this shattered city. as i said, it is a dire situation for the residents here. for the first time in six days, small signs of relief. >> we need more people to help the current situation. >> reporter: desperately needed food, water and medical supplies are finally getting to some of the hard-hit areas of the
philippines. but much more needs to be done. the u.s. military has two navy ships heading for the region and at least 250 service members on the ground. the extent of the devastation becomes more real by the day. >> everything is gone. our houses, everything. there's nothing to eat. there's nothing to drink. >> reporter: this first wave of recovery isn't enough to help the thousands who have lost everything. filipinos like this woman aren't searching for hope. she's desperately look for the rest of her family, her husband and three of her six children found among the dead. countless images of desperation and intense human suffering. victims praying for help, looking to get out and waiting for answers on what to do next. people living and eating in makeshift homes alongside the remains of their children. husbands and wives whose lives were cut short by this apocalyptic storm.
>> mama! >> reporter: as survivors help in the cleanup effort, they make heartbreaking discoveries like this, a makeshift coffin along the side of the road, babery marian alcane just 1 year and 3 months old. lit just by candle light, the city of tacloban makes their plea. >> we don't have home. we lost our homes. and we have nothing to eat. we really need help now. i hope you are there watching and you see we really need the help. >> reporter: chris, the latest death toll is now 2,275. that's the official death toll. there are many unofficial estimates, expecting it to go much higher. the graphic and grisly illustration, there are so many bodies in the streets, very, very clearly visible. there are teams going around with body bags.
i was speaking to the mayor of the this city today. he told me 700 body bags have gone missing. he doesn't know where they are. they were supposed to have been sent from manila and they never turned up. the nation getting the organization here has a long, long way to go before that effort gets into that efficient stage which we often see when the u.s. get involved, things move much more quickly. at the moment, they're moving far too slowly. >> painful but true. remember, cnn.com/impact. that's how you can help the relief effort going on there. in the next hour we'll be joined by anderson cooper who is also in tacloban. >> a major airline merger to tell you about ready to be cleared for takeoff. u.s. airways and american airlines have reached a preliminary deal with the justice department that would let them create the world's largest airline. so do the changes mean for you? that of course is the question. rene marsh is in washington with much more on the news. good morning, renee. >> good morning, kate.
the merger may be good news for investors but is it good for us, the consumer? consider this, less than a decade ago, there were nine major airlines but the industry has gone through merger after merger after merger and now with this new deal, only four major airlines would remain. some experts say prices could go up on certain routes where american and u.s. airways went head to head because obviously that competition would disappear. some experts also say fares could drop at seven major airports where under this justice department agreement the two airlines will have to sell their takeoff and landing slots to low-cost carriers but really, kate, we won't know the true impact until this merger is complete. >> are you getting any idea, of course it matters when the merger is complete, any idea what kinds of changes flyers could expect to see right away? >> the court have to approve the deal. most likely they will. we expect that process will wrap up by the end of the year.
you won't see the changes right away. it could take months before flyers even notice the difference. there's the cosmetic changes, the painting scheme on the planes and the counters merging. there could be some computer glitches that could impact reservations but here's the good news. if you already have travel booked on either airline, experts say you should be fine. that integration of the computer systems, that is many months away. also big question, frequent flyer miles, they are safe. there is a but. with one less major airline, royalty programs could become less generous. obviously that would be because of lack of competition. but they could start requiring more miles for a flight. kate? >> it seems we're already seeing that with some other airlines that have merged recently. we'll watch for that. thank you so much, renee, for the latest on that. what do you think of the merger?
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it is time now for a political gut check of the morning. do americans think he is honest and trustworthy? a new national poll showing unprecedented opinions about president obama and the new health care law coming out. what is behind all of these numbers? what does it mean? cnn's national correspondent john king is here. talk about tough poll numbers, john. >> kate, the president's -- i've used the word quick sand in the past. he's stepping deeper in. he's taking a personal hit for the lack of faith, americans have zero faith in washington, period, that's beginning to impact the president in a more dramatic way. if you look at the numbers who do you trust more, the president or republicans in congress? if you look at that, the republicans are essentially tie or ahead of the president by a point or two. you see the numbers right there. remember as you look at the numbers, the approval rating for congress is somewhere around 6%,
8%, 9%. it's not like people love the congress. they love the congress when the president is suffering. they don't like the congress and yet the president is suffering in comparison. >> he's also taking a hit on other yshissues, not just healt care. is this bad press or a bigger problem the administration needs to be paying attention to. >> it's another problem. it's partly because of the rollout of the health care program. people were skeptical of the program to begin with and whether it's the president's credibility on the promise if you like your plan or doctor you can keep it. his credibility has been hurt there. the competence has come into play with the problems with the website. a bit of a trap door has opened under the president. you're seeing his personal favorability, is he honest, trustworthy, do you approve of him personally even if you question his job performance.
those have always been his safety net. when you see the hit on is he honest, is he trustworthy? that's a serious problem for this president with a hit on those numbers. because of when it's happening at this point in the second term, moving that the midterm election year. it gets dangerous for the president. you're seeing more and more democrats not backing him up, willing to speak out and criticize him publicly. it becomes part of a cycle. >> when you deal with perception, reality, we talk about trust a lot in politics and it's usually a weakness. but lying that you can keep your plan, you can keep your doctor, almost half of the people polled that it was a lie, intentional, that he knew. as a result, 19% think that the law is going to help them. it seems to have been a real crisis of confidence but lying, isn't that an unusual negative even to see in a poll? >> it is an unusual negative. when you remember where this president started. if you go back to the beginning, he was the aspirational hopeful
candidate in 2008 that was going to change washington, no more of the same old politics, no more shading the truth. people were going to get along. some of this is directly related to the health care problem. some is this cumulative slide of people's faith in washington and the government. now people's faith in him. the president has lost the electorate. people are questioning his ability to get things done in washington, to lead. when your personality credibility, people think you lied about something that is central to his presidency, it's a huge problem. what happens there, it's a political problem on its own. because of when it's happening, you watch, more democrats start speaking out. they get afraid. you'll see this talk about he needs a staff shake-up, bring in a new team for the white house. some people start using the term lame duck. some of that will be silly season. it becomes a fog in washington. it's hard for the president to fight through. >> it's not only a problem with congress. he now has a problem with president clinton. this isn't the first time
president clinton has caused, let's call them, headaches for obama but what do you think clinton's doing? he's a smart man. he doesn't speak unless he's trying to do something and what is president obama going to do about it? >> well, in some ways, in the past president clinton has said things that make your head snap back a little bit. in this case, the president was already on record saying he needs to do. he was on record in the nbc interview last week saying i need to fix this, make right by people who feel burned when i said you could keep your plan or doctor. >> is this less of a problem than we're making it out to be, do you think? >> it's part of the political dynamic. president clinton is littling to speak out, dick durbin is speaking out saying let's face the political reality. we have to make changes in this law. those are loyal, leading, ranking democrats. these are not back benchers trying to get in the newspaper back home or not back benchers who may be in their first
re-election campaign or getting a case of the jitters, so they're speaking out. these are seasoned politicians. remember george w. bush after katrina when the iraq war on popularity was soaring, everybody turn on him. once people start turning on you, they don't have your back, it gets hard to get things done. >> stem the tide but can they when all they get is worse news and worse news and worse news. "washington post" coming out with reports that the website will not be fully functioning by the end of the month. let's take a look at the headlines at this time. ryan ferguson is a free man after spending nearly a decade behind bars for a murder he says he did not commit. the 29-year-old missouri man was released last night. he will not be retried. last week an appeals court threw out his 2005 conviction for the murder of a local newspaper editor, ruling prosecutors illegally withheld key evidence from the defense team.
the new guidelines recommend that statins also be considered for people at high risk of stroke. that advice could lead doctors to prescribe statins to millions more people. a huge departure from doctors' usual procedure. dr. sanjay gupta will join us with more on this very topic at the top of our next hour. a house intelligence committee will begin two days of classified, closed door hearings this morning with the focus on last year's terrorist attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi. security officers who were there that day are on the witness list. they are former navy s.e.a.l.s, marines and members of the army special forces, all hired to guard cia agents at the mission. republicans are hoping to get new details about what exactly happened that day. caroline kennedy has been officially sworn in as u.s. ambassador to japan. secretary of state john kerry presided over the private ceremony tuesday. kennedy has little diplomatic experience but was national
co-chair of obama's -- president obama's 2012 campaign. she is the only surviving child of president john f. kennedy. her swearing in comes ten days before the 50th anniversary of her father's assassination. a programming note for you for thursday, tune in to cnn films the '60s, the assassination of jfk, a look at the tragic death and its affect on the nation. thursday night at 8:00 p.m. only on cnn. new york's one world trade center has been crowned the tallest building in the u.s. cue the applause from mr. cuomo, beating out the willis tower in chicago. this decision settles the debate over whether the spire high atop the new york building was part of the structure's design. the sky scraper stands at the site of the former world trade center at a symbolic 1,776 feet. >> mayor rahm emanuel of chicago wants to dispute it.
you candice putt it. it's a memorial of 9/11. it should not have come to this. >> it was an interesting fight. an organization i never heard of was at the center of this, going is it an antenna, is it a spire and architectural development? no matter what, everyone here in chicago still is with new york. >> absolutely. >> certainly it was an attack on us all. that's for sure. when we come back, what made alec baldwin cry in court? a hearing with his alleged stalker did not go as expected to say the least. we have details for you. also, have you head it up t here with your boss? good news. you might want to stick around. we'll tell you the top three jobs to have in this very tough economy, coming up.
let's go around the world now starting in rome. that's where a "costa concordia" crew member is disputing a key claim made by the captain of the doomed cruiseliner. >> someone who is working on board the "costa concordia" testified that while passengers were struggling to get off the ship, he saw schettino jump into a life boat, testimony that bolsters the prosecutor's argument that he abandoned ship. schettino long maintained he
fell into the life boat, blaming the fact that the vessel was tilting. next we expect to hear from more crew members and passengers. schettino is also expected to testify. back to you, kate. >> erin, thank you so much. let's head to germany where officials are starting to reveal some of the art that's been found decades after being stolen and stashed away by the nazis. diana magnay has that. >> another spectacular art find in germany, this time works by y picaso and renoir. police say the two collections are connected. this time, though, the owner willingly handed his over because he says he was worried about security. kate? >> all right, diana, thank you very much for that. in london, a shocking new development in the news of the
world phone hacking scandal. new testimony reveals another royal who was on the phone hacker's target list. atika shubert has that. >> reporter: a british court revealed for the first time that the duchess of cambridge kate middleton was on a list of targets for phone hacking by a british tabloid. prosecutors revealed she was number 14 on a handwritten list of targets. she was then at the time the girlfriend of prince william. she's now the duchess of cambridge but it's not clear, of course, whether or not her phone was actually hacked at the time, just that she was an intended target. back to you, kate. >> what a mess. atika, thank you. alec baldwin finally getses had day in court to stop a woman he accuses of stalking him. he starts to testify and guess what, the accused starts harassing him, repeated outbursts from her, tears from baldwin. cnn's pamela brown is here with more. am i making it up? >> it was a bizarre scene.
i was in that courtroom when this was all going on. the judge was not happy with genevieve sabarine. it all played out like a movie but this time it was real life. he choked back tears when he talked about the toll his alleged stalker has taken on his wife. sabarine eagerly told the press her side of the story. alec baldwin was greeted about i a swarm of cameras as he arrived at a courthouse in lower manhunt tuesday. >> tough guy. tough guy. >> reporter: inside, things became more dramatic as the actor faced off against his alleged stalker, genevieve sabarine. his emotional testimony baldwin said he met sabarine through a
mutual friend. at one point he choked back tears on the witness stand describing how she's harassed him and his wife for the past two years. sending an onslaught of disturbing e-mails and voicemails and showing up unannounced in his home in east hampton. he repeatedly denieded sabarine's lovers and the romance fell apart. >> she never had the intent to harass, annoy, alarm, stalk, or cause inconvenience to mr. or mrs. baldwin. she merely sought closure for a crumbling romantic relationship. >> reporter: you're lying, she yelled at one point! the judge clearly frustrated reprimanded her for interrupting. >> her outbursts are going to be a real problem for her. again, this judge is assessing her demeanor, her credibility. even if she proves to the judge that they did have a relationship, i don't know that that helps her. >> reporter: cnn obtained these e-mails she sent to baldwin presented as evidence in the
proceedings. >> i am less than ten minutes away from you tonight. say do i to me one e-mail says. another she writes i want to be your wife now. say yes. >> no, i'm not a stalker. >> reporter: now that the baldwins have taken the stand, it's sabarine's turn. >> what do you plan to say tomorrow when you testify? >> the truth. i always say the truth. >> she was offered a plea deal but refuse. the d.a.'s office says two more witnesses will also be testifying today. as we know now we are expecting miss sabarine to testify. a judge will hand down a verdict at some point in the future. if she's found guilty of the most serious offense she could face up to a year in jail. so we'll have to wait and see what happens. >> what? >> this deserves discussion. we'll do it later in the show. pamela will come back and we'll discuss this. >> i have a lot to say. >> i know you do, too. >> it wound up in court for a reason, though. i'll just start with that. >> pamela, thank you very much
for that. let's get back to something a little less controversial depending on who you talk to. the cold weather outside. >> we have a cheat sheet this morning. if you're on the eastern half of the country, cold. if you're on the western half of the country, temperatures 5 to 15 degrees above normal. the good stuff, that cold air is going away. by tomorrow, the arctic air goes offshore and that change in position changes everything weatherwise. with that change in the weather flow, we're talking about the wind coming out of the south. we warm up to a pretty much below or average temperature. a couple degrees below average in through tomorrow. new york city today, 39. boston, back to the 50s. even d.c. tomorrow, yes, i think you caught on by now, back to the 50s. we're talking about what it feels like now. the bad stuff. d.c. 33. chicago right now 21. we have not added in the wind just yet. this is what it actually feels like when you go out the door
right now. chicago feels like 12. kansas city 11, boston feels like 16 degrees right now. 20 mile per hour winds gusting that are bringing the temperatures down. if you want to know if it will be warm by the afternoon, not really. 39 degrees, new york city, atlanta 49. new orleans also seeing temperatures a good 17 degrees below normal. there you go. i'm not one of those people who likes the bad news second. i like bad news ending on a good note. >> is eh a scientific term. >> yes, 100% scientific. first thing i learned. >> 12 in chicago. feels like 0 degrees. that cold in chicago can rip through any coat no matter what you're wearing. >> which you love. >> which i love. >> when you embrace it all, it doesn't affect you as much. >> now we're back to liking the cold? >> i have to like it all. have to find a reason to get through it all. >> we're trying to keep you on
your toes. >> trust me, i'm always on my toes. >> thanks, indra. >> sure. wouldn't it be great if you loved your job and got paid well to do it? we'll tell you the top jobs in america, coming up. and the handshakes after a win are one thing but one hockey player created his own dance to celebrate. it's going viral and it's our must see moment. ♪ we can go where we want to mine was earned orbiting the moon in 1971.
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welcome back to "new day." i it is money time. you are probably wondering what are the best jobs in america, jobs that are full illing and well compensated. christine romans is here, fresh off the presses with the results. certain sectors are doing really well. >> yes. what you see here is a theme, this theme of where there's job growth, job satisfaction, pay and you see it's health care. i mean, health care rocks in good times and bad times. it's own big economy, right? tech, another area we're seeing. six of the top 25 jobs are tech jobs and oil and gas, saudi america i sold you yesterday, we are on track to be the world's biggest oil producer, passing saudi arabia in the next 10 to 15 years. >> health care, changes with obama care, et cetera, et cetera. >> the top job in america is biomedical engineer, $87,000 a year median pay, ten-year job
growth of 61%. 16,000 jobs overall. so you know, you've got to go through the very detailed schooling and then you can nab that job. you look on the other end for nurses, there are more jobs available. 3.4 million jobs for these clinical nurse specialists. $86,500. 3.4 million jobs there. job growth 26%. nurses with good specialty and extra education, there's a lot of demand for those jobs. >> what about the tech jobs? >> talent war for tech. >> right. >> i've heard this over and over again. hiring from the big companies, twitter and facebook, small companies, too. when you look at tech, software ak te architect -- >> what does that mean? >> ten-year job growth, 27%. >> there are a lot of jobs there, too. >> in tech in particular. and there's also 10-x jobs in
tech, not to get too technical. there are jobs of the run of the mill software architect and then there are real brainiacs, they make a lot of money. get lots of stock option grants. these are the mark zuckerbergs of the world. >> we know the jobs and opportunities. were we able to discover anything about whether the training is growing commensurate with this so the americans can get these jobs. >> specific training. it's all about hyperfocus and being placed in the economy somewhere that's growing anding the right skills. petroleum engineering, oil and gas, some of these jobs are -- >> training centers, are they ramping up? are we finding new applications at existing schools. >> machinist jobs, welding jobs, typically $100,000 a year, $80,000 to $100,000 a year. the community colleges in some parts of the country are backed up with applicants, also veteran
applicants. >> who should get a preference by the way. >> we do need to do a better job of making sure that all of this very specific training is available to everyone. but that's part of this -- part of the whole cnn money pay scale story, these are the places that are growing. prepare yourself, prepare your family, move in this direction. >> that's what i love about this. it's not just saying where are the jobs, it's finding out with what we've got right now, here are the good options. >> the health care jobs are national. right? i mean, you can go almost anywhere with some of these health care jobs. i think that's important. >> $10 billion a year for a website fixer. >> that's a priceless job. >> find out more about the best jobs in america on cnnmoney.com. you're wanting to go there because likely you want a change in your life? i feel you. i did. i changed. here i am. time now for today's "must see moment." we've sheen our share of victory dances but this one by a norwegian hockey player warms of
cockles of my heart. he did not steal chris cuomo's moves. >> whoa. >> he's from the second division hockey league getting down on the ice after his team won. he created an awesome dance to a song topping the scandinavian music charts. his fellow players are familiar with his dance moves. interesting back story, an unlikely hockey player. he was abandoned on the steps of a church in swaziland. his umbilical cord still attached. he was athe doed by a norwegian family. check him out now. he is happy, joyful. >> and on skates. >> he's a hockey player. >> his dance is so good, the other team didn't do the obvious which is come and cold cock him. >> in hockey he should have been cold cocked in the side of the face. >> the only thing we have to
deduct points for is break dancing slide on the ice. that is easy on the ice. >> get on the horn to norway, get him over here with his skates on. >> he'll cold cock me in the face. >> i never heard that. >> i went to a fight and a hockey game broke out. that's what happens. coming up on "new day," got the cholesterol? doctors have a new prescription. it could mean medication for millions more americans. we'll tell you if you might be affected. also ahead after ten years in prison for a crime he says he did not commit, a missouri man is waking up in his own bed this morning. more on ryan ferguson's ordeal. and what he's going to do now when we come back.
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it was a little late for us last night but college basketball season was worth losing some sleep. what a gift. number one versus number two last night. >> that's not supposed to happen so early. >> we got to see andrew wiggins and jabari parker. let's bring in andy scholes with this morning's bleacher report. what a gift. >> it was a great night of basketball. wiggins and parker, hands down, the favorites to go number one and two in next year's nba draft. wiggins is the most hyped 18-year-old player since lebron james. shoe companies are reportedly preparing to throw 180 million at him once he goes pro. 68 nba scouts were in attendance to watch them last night. wiggins outplayed parker down the stretch. kansas beat duke 94-83. we rarely see the number one team in the country taking on the number two team in the country this early in the seas. we got a treat with kentucky taking on michigan state. the wildcats once again stocked
full of nba talent but the second-ranked spartans won this early season battle. mike tyson's shocking revelations in his newly released autobiography. iron mike said he was a full-blown coke head when he was a fighter. he would fool drug testers with the help of 'die vees and -- of a device and his entourage. there are funny stories. he partied a little too hard and lost a briefcase with $1 million in it. he lost it but found it a week later. he it had a happy ending. >> happens to us all the time. >> right? >> what? >> i can't laugh because we're talking about mike tyson. >> and he will? >> he might come in and cold cock me in the side of the face. >> you're hilarious this morning.
we're at the top of the hour, which means it's time for the top news. new guidelines this morning that may double the number of people on statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs. how strong is the science? and what about serious side effects? the race is on to bring relief to the philippines, devastated by typhoon haiyan. officials say more than 2 million people are desperate for food. anderson cooper joins us live from tacloban. >> sarah palin, why she thinks pope francis may be too liberal. she sits down with our own jake tapper. your "new day" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. welcome back to "new day." it is wednesday, november 13th, 7:00 a.m. in the east. it's a day ryan ferguson thought
may never come. the 29-year-old missouri man who spent nearly a decade in prison is back home with his family this morning. he was released last night after prosecutors decided to not seek a new trial in the 2001 murder of a sports editor. an appeals court had thrown out ferguson's conviction last week. he had been serving 40 years for the crime. largely based on the memories of a former high school classmate who claimed he had dream-like visions of both of them committing the crime. that classmate later recanted. >> keep your obama care promise. bill clinton urging president obama to honor his commitment and allow millions of americans whose plans have been canceled by their insurance carriers to keep their policies if they like them, no matter what changes it may mean for the health care law. >> i personally believe, even if it takes a change in the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they've got. >> headache for the white house. later this morning, todd park, the white house chief
technology officer will testify at a house oversight committee hearing on the botched rollout, this as "the washington post" reports the website will not be fully operational by the end of november as the white house had hoped. a rumble in the jungle. that's what toronto mayor rob ford says he expect when council members meet today to vote on his mayoral post. ford refused to step down after admitting to smoking crack. in an unprecedented move, council members will seek to govern without ford until next year's elections. the first motion would call for ford to take a leave of absence, apologize to toronto residents for misleading them and cooperate with police. if he refuses the council will seek government legislation to have him removed from office. now to what could be a tectonic shift in the way doctors treat cholesterol. new guidelines were issued test from the nation's leading heart organizations that could lead to new prescriptions for cholesterol-lowering drugs for tens of millions of americans. chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta is at the cnn
center with much more on this. this could impact -- this means something very big for about a quarter of americans over the age of 40. why are the guidelines such a big deal? >> i mean, you're talking about one of the most popular cardiac heart medications out there. they think these guidelines could potentially double the number of people taking these medications. let me just give you an example of what we're talking about. these statins or cholesterol-lowering drugs, for a long time, doctors gave them for somewhat specific reasons with, lower the total cholesterol below 200, lower the bad cholesterol below 100. they want to loosen the guidelines and they say for all these different things, if you had diabetes you'd be recommended a statin or evidence of heart disease, you'd be recommended a statin. there would be people who had bad cholesterol for congenital reasons. the point is if you do the math on all this, it increases the
number of people. >> make the guidelines more understandable but one thing that seems confuse at least to me, that ten-year heart disease risk score, what is it? how do you figure that out. >> this is based on a calculator. think of as a mish-mosh risk factors. they put it into a calculator which will be online and you can figure out your risk of having heart disease over ten years in this case. if it's above 7.5%, again, it would be recommended a statin. that's a possibly a large segment of the population. >> this could double the number of americans taking statins. that raises the question, is that safe? are there other side effects people need to worry about? >> there are side effects to these medications. sometimes people write them off. i've talked to patients who suffered from muscle cramping which can be significant, to the point they can't get out and be
active, despite the fact that their doctors are telling them to exercise. they can develop problems with the liver or memory loss. there are significant side effects and there are very serious side effects in rare cases. the other issue i think as well, kate, does all of this actually increase longevity? does it make people live longer? we know that it can lower cholesterol. we know it can do different things but if patients are to go to their doctors and say will this change make us live longer? we can't convincingly answer that question either. >> sanjay, kind of bottom line, what's your take on all of this? are these good changes, bad changes, indifferent? what do you think? >> well, i think, you know, anytime you're talking about a very preventible disease and the sort of thrust of action is to increase the number of people taking medications, i do wonder if we're sort of waving the white flag on this. i come on to your program all the time and beat the drum on prevention, diet and exercise. we know that works. instead, we're going to increase
by tens of millions of people the number of people taking these drugs. so i, you know, i wish it would be the other way. >> you need to continue beating that drum that there are ways to reduce your risk of heart disease and all of the others but i guess this is the new change in lieu of people making big changes they can make a change on the prescription they get. >> yes. but don't forget the big changes. they'll pay off much bigger in the end. >> thanks, sanjay. great to see you. thank you so much. >> you got it. we have to talk about the philippines. the good news is that help is getting there after that monster typhoon but it's just nowhere near enough. those most in need may be the hardest to help. four additional american osprey choppers will arrive from japan today. the devastation is hampering delivery efforts of medicine and clean water to those who need it most. our own anderson cooper is in tacloban province, one of the hardest hit areas. good to see you this morning. what's the latest?
>> well, we've actually had a big change in the last hour or two. for the first time now, here at tacloban airport, just as the marines promised they would do and the airport personnel on the ground they have gotten this airport to operate on a 24-hour basis. for the first time, runway lights are on. there's two malaysian c-130 cargo jets delivering aid, which are on the runway right now. and people are offloading. you can hear the planes. that's a big change. this is the first night and it's about 8:00 here in the evening. this is the first night where we have seen planes taking off and landing in darkness. usually just daylight hours only. so that will clearly be a big improvement. the marine brigadier general had promised they would get this airport up and running and they, along with airport personnel, have done that. the question is what happens to the aid between the time it gets off the plane and getting out to the people who need it. there's still not enough
vehicles, not enough trucks, still not enough organization on the philippines side to really complete that transfer of aid. so there's still a lot of work that needs to be done. >> and what are you seeing now? you're five plus days into this situation. what are you seeing about the level of desperation? are people able to help themselves at all? there's so many kids displaced we're hearing. what are you seeing on the ground? >> you know, people are helping themselves as best they can. people here, their poverty is widespread. people are resilient. they're used to being abandoned and left to their own devices by successive governments over the decades and generations. people are resilient. in an area like this, all the infrastructure has been wiped away, all the homes, the vast majority of homes have been destroyed and/or damaged. so there's not a lot of stuff that people can do. people are sharing what little food they have but there simply is not enough food or water.
people come up to you with empty water bottles asking you if you have any water. that kind of shipment, that kind of aid cannot arrive soon enough. we have started to see a little bit more organization on the philippines side. they have at least started to collect the deceased people who have been really left out for now five days. that will certainly improve the certainly the smell and perhaps the mood of people here, as they start to see, at least, some sort of a cleanup effort. >> i was watching you last night. and your reporting where you were going with one woman who you had met who had the bodies of her family there, she was still searching for her children. you were making the point it's difficult to get help in these areas. how close are we knowing the extent of need in outlying areas, not just even ones where people can kind of access, like where you are?
>> reporter: yes. that's a really good point. i actually went out today. you mentioned those marine corps osprey aircraft. i actually went out in an osprey today to a nearby island where philippine military were brought out there by the u.s. marines. just to kind of do a survey, assess the needs of the people there. so that has started to happen. it's not happening quick enough. certainly for the people on that island and on many other coastal communities, small areas that are hard to get to. but in the days ahead, now that the airport here is running on a 24-hour basis, those ospreys are going to be flying to an awful lot of these outlying areas, assessing the needs of the people and able to deliver aid where needed and when needed. >> all right, anderson, thank you very much for the reporting. we'll be watching you tonight and throughout the day of course. "ac 360" airs tonight live from the philippines, 8:00 p.m. eastern time.
let's get back to indra and another check of the weather. how much snow did we see yesterday? >> indiana, i want to take you to your home state, kate. 9 inches. do you like this lake-effect snow. >> like it or not you're going to get it. >> 9 inches out towards indiana. not so much everyone else. 3 inches around cleveland. a distant memory. all that snow definitely offshore already. there were places off the lakes, off lake erie, pennsylvania, almost ten inches of it and in new york city, we set a record, tied the record for pretty much just a hint, almost like a trace there of a dusting of snow. kind of fun out there. yes, domefied pressure still in place, it is still chilly. if you're going outdoors this morning, here's what it feels like right now. atlanta, 23 degrees. all the way in the south. it is one thing when new york city is in the 20s. new orleans at 28 degrees, you know that cold air dove way far down. that is what we are all dealing with today, even as we go
through the afternoon. these are the highs. new orleans only seeing 56. new york city today actualitily only looking for 39 degrees. here's the good news, yes, that dome of high pressure shifts offshore by tomorrow. with that, you get the winds coming out of the south. when that happens we quickly warm up. by tomorrow, we'll be talking about temperatures already into the 50s right where they should be. i learned a new little word. richard quest said it is pocky out this morning. what is pocky? blistery? no, just this. >> with richard quest you don't ask questions, you just say yes. >> new word. >> also a chance not a word. >> he could have made it up. >> could have been a quest-ism. >> pocky. >> i'll go with it. >> here he comes to explain it. >> pocky. >> what does it mean? >> pocky. >> is there an "r" in there. >> yes, p-a-r-k-y. it means it's very parky out
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double your chances of quitting with nicorette mini. welcome back to "new day." the justice department has cleared the way for american airlines and u.s. airways to merge and become the world's largest airline. big question, what does the marger mean for you, more importantly your wallet? let's bring in the one and only richard quest, the host of "quest means business." what does this mean, mr. quest? >> let the flying competition begin. it all started with delta and northwest. when they merged. then came along united. >> that's a crash. >> united and continental. now comes american and u.s. airways, bigger than the other two, with many more routes, more planes and a larger presence in the market.
so how did we get here? let's take a look at who merged with who and the roots. look at these routes. this is what they had to promise to actually get to where they are. look at how the airlines all came together. oh, they're getting together in a delightful little orgy of consolidation. and what you end up with is three legacies and one southwest. where's southwest? we couldn't find a model. it was too expensive, unlike the tickets, we couldn't pay for the model. what we ended up with was three legacy carriers now about to do battle. absolute head-to-head, foot-to-foot, whatever you want to say, battle between the three major carriers. >> does that mean they're fighting for my dollar and i'm going to get a better route and ticket price? >> that's what the justice department's lawsuit was all about, making sure certain key routes were kept open. and in the agreement that was announced yesterday, if you look
at the map, every -- all the major hubs agreed to continue service to these cities in some shape or form across the united states. i have to say, if you look at what the doj finally brought out of american, it wasn't a huge amount, 104 slots, so many at reagan, so many at loge, laguardia, chicago, dulles. >> they had to give up slots? >> they had to sell them. >> why? >> if you take this, it will have 6 % of the slots. for people traveling from the major airports to other places these would have had a strangle hold. it's a reality, chris. you can't get over the fact that the united states has three major legacy carrier groups. southwest, which is virtually the same size and, of course, jetblue which is a long way behind. >> they're not happy with this. they wanted to sort of protest
this merger, didn't they? $55 one-day trip. >> that was just before they announced this deal. they're not happy with it and for good reason. let's look at that graphic again, showing the amount of share. look at that, delta 16.3% of the u.s., united 15%. throw together american and u.s. airways and you end up with 20%, give or take. here's the real question. >> i'm waiting for it. >> i always like to ask and then answer my own questions. >> i like that, too. >> i find it much more satisfying. >> it's quicker means to the end. >> here's the real question. once competition begins, when do we start to see cuts in prices? >> that's what i'm wondering. how does this increase competition for consumers? i'm seeing less airlines, even if you are giving up routes, how is this good for the consumer. >> ultimately they start to spot market share where they can steal from each other, providing the doj has done its work and
prevent unauthorized, informal competition lack of, which is what they said they were finding, you will start to see on the major routes competition prices starting to at least hold the place and maybe even come down. remember this morning, we've just had results from emirates airlines of the gulf. the dubai airline, $600 million profit, billions of dollars in revenues. while these three are doing battle with each other, let us not forget latanza, the united emirates. >> grow or die. >> grow or wither. >> wither. >> watch yourself wither without. these three will now be in a competitive environment where they can beat the begeebies out of each other in the united states. if you're flying from atlanta it is a delta stronghold with
airtran and southwest. if you're out of laguardia it will be much more competitive. if you're out of boston, similarly. take chicago, for example, headquarters of united but also a massive american presence. dallas, an american presence. los angeles is a fighting ground at the moment between all three of the major carriers. >> you have to go with one of them and that always raises the concern about how early on they have the upper hand because you have to choose one of them because they dominate the market. they're not necessarily incentivized to jump to lower prices to draw you. >> eventually they do. eventually they do because they spot market share. the biggest talking point at the moment in the industry is how they are raising the number of frequent flyer miles needed to redeem tickets. >> exactly. >> and how you now have a spend component for getting elite status. i probably will never get another upgrade after talking about this. >> you are officially on the no-fly list.
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♪ welcome back to "new day," everyone, it's wednesday, november 13th. coming up in the show, sarah palin's speaking out on everything from her relationship from god to governor chris christie's weight. and you've got to hear what she told cnn's jake tapper about the pope. >> didn't know she was catholic. plus, breaking news in the miami dolphins scandal. a day after owner steven ross said he would meet with accuser jonathan martin he's not. turns out it may not be up to him. we'll tell you why. and making news this morning, imagine this, freedom for ryan ferguson after nearly a decade behind bars in month. he was released tuesday after his murder conviction was overturned and prosecutors decided not to retry him for the 2001 death of newspaper editor ken heitholt. he had been implicated by charles erickson who claimed he had dream-like memories of both of them committing the crime. last year, erickson recanted and
ryan ferguson will join us live next hour. desperately needed food and water and medical supplies finally trickling into the hardest hit parts of the philippines, five days after typhoon haiyan smashed through. as of tuesday, the u.s. delivered 129,000 pounds of supplies and hundreds have been relocated to manila. the official death toll stands at over 1,800. that is expected to rise. but officials are now saying numbers could be lower than earlier feared. the state department says two americans kidnapped from a supply ship off nigeria's coast last month have been released. armed men stormed the sea retriever october 23rd and took a captain and chief engineer captive. the oil rich gulf of guinea after nigeria has been hunting grounds for pirates over the last few years. first you remember there was google glass for your eyes. now we're learning the tech giant wants to tattoo your throat? it has applied for a patent on electronic skin tattoo that
would communicate with sfa smartphones, gaming devices and wearable technology via a bl bluetooth style connection. it cowl be used as a lie detector. what do we talk most about on the internet? analysis shows on how many time words are used on social media. a tie between kate middleton and price george, number four, nsa leaker ed word snowden, number two, obama care. but the most talked about on the internet this year, yes, pope francis. thanks to his election, elevation and efforts to open up the church. how about that? the most searched, pope francis. it says something about our
world. he's become the pope of the people. >> it's not just catholics. people like to comment on the church a lot. >> you mean like sarah palin? >> yes, sarah palin. very well done. >> let's talk about the pope and much more like former president bill clinton wading into the obama care controversy saying president obama should let the millions of american whose plans have been dropped by their insurance carriers, let them keep their policies if they like them. listen. >> i personally believe even if it takes a change in the law, the president should honor the commitment to federal government made to those people and let them keep what they've got. >> there you go. joining us now to talk about it and cnn political commentator and former adviser to bill clinton, paul begala. good morning. >> good morning, kate. >> you have tough poll numbers we've been showing from quinnipiac and then you've got president clinton, maybe you could say not helping president obama at this very moment. you know clinton.
what was he thinking? >> i have not talked to him. i'm not speaking for him, kate. i know him really well, over 20 years. he was picking up -- to me, i'm sure to president clinton, this is of a piece with what president obama said in that interview with chuck todd. president obama said we may have to make changes in the law. i've sent my staff out on how we can make this happen. the poll, serious problem. the fact that president clinton is extending what president obama said is the least of their worries right now. they have to get that website right and then they can worry about president clinton being perfectly assigned with president obama. >> i think if we were in a different venue with a different beverage in front of us we could talk for a long time on this. thinking back to clinton, during the monica lewinsky days, during
the impeachment days, have you ever seen a higher lie indicator than this? not just trustworthiness but almost half the people think the president, obama, was lying about the promise to keep your plan. >> sadly, yes. i mean, i hate to say that. president obama has always had very high numbers on honesty and this is a serious problem for them. but you know, we have the same problem with president bush where throughout the iraq war, especially once it became apparent there were no weapons of mass destruction, his level of trust went way, way down with the american people. >> trust, but lying? we think you lied is different than -- >> i have to go back and look. yes is the short answer. yes. it's a sad thing. you know, really, frankly, once somebody puts one hand on the bible and the other in the air takes an oath of office, the american people say i bet you he's lying. this is a real problem. they need to focus on this. the only good news in this, if you're going to have your worst moment in the polls, best to
have it one year after you're re-elected and another year before there's a midterm election. they have time to fix this but it's a real problem. >> it's a real problem. logistically, trying to make the change that clinton or some of the changes that are made to the law, logistically, it's difficult to appear that these plans will be canceled for folks. how do you fix it right now? that's a big question before congress. do you think there is an easy fix to this problem that the white house should have seen coming? >> well, probably not an easy fix but it is true that a lot of these policies that are being canceled aren't the paper they're written on. they call them insurance but they don't cover things like going to the hospital. a lot of these were junk policies anyway. the bigger problem, here's i think if you're the president of a whole country, 95% of us are not affected by these cancellations. right? that's kind of where the focus has to be as well.
>> you're still talking 10 million folks, paul. that's a lot of people. >> it is. it's a lot of people. a lot of them were just in the turn. they had an annual policy anyway. >> i think you're making a mistake the administration is making also now. you are thinking for people. they chose the plans, paul. they wanted them. you're saying they're not good enough. people don't like if you think for them. that's a creative rub. let me change the topic. >> let me respond. >> my point was strong enough. >> corporations ought not have the right to call it a boat if it's made out of used screen doors. they ought not be able to sell an insurance policy that doesn't cover medical care. some of the policies did. it's not true that all of them were that way. some were junk policies. i think it's a good public policy to say you can't sell a policy when it misleads people. >> let's leave health care and talk about sarah palin. she did an interesting interview with jake tapper. they talked about a lot. she has a new book out, she
talked about faith, she talked about christmas and she also hit on political points. let's roll both of those sound bites at the same time. she asked about chris christie and she's asked about what she thinks of pope francis. listen to this. >> that's because it's been extreme, okay? it's hard to -- it's hard for some people not to comment on it. >> he's had some statements that to me sound kind of liberal. it's taken me aback. >> the context on the christie thing, do you think it's right they're talking about his weight? why is she so relevant. >> she's so compelling. she is. you can't turn away. she tends to say these things that either people love or that they hate. i do -- far be it for me to defend sarah palin, governor palin was commenting about how women in politics have their
looks critiqued more savagely. i think that's undeniably true. the question came what about chris christie. i've never heard her comment on the looks of rush limbaugh who quite frankly looks like he just swallowed the goodyear blimp. this comment about the pope, she said something that is true. he's kind of liberal. i have a news flash for governor palin. jesus was kind of liberal, too. he's the one that told the rich, young man obey the commandments and then if you want to get to heaven and be perfect, sell all your earthly goods and give them to the poor. it's the tenth gospel of mark and repeated in the 19th gospel of matthew. this is what the holy father is doing. he's trying to do what st. agustin told us to do. he told us to imitate the life of christ. very few people can live up to that.
i'm not even in the league. the holy father does better than almost anybody in public life -- >> the old school latin for you, chris. >> well done, paul begala. well done. >> when sarah palin is talking about the pope, he has gotten a little bit of a broader appeal than we saw with pope benedict. >> great to see you. i would love to continue the conversation about sarah palin being relevant. i would argue yes. we can fight about it later. >> you win. >> thank you. coming up on "new day," nfl investigators diving into the dolphins scandal. why? they want real facts. we still don't have them all. we'll tell you what changes may be coming even though we don't really know about the situation yet. we'll talk about it. also ahead, after dallas buyers club getting quite a lot of oscar buzz. she's doing a lot of work behind
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the miami dolphins is dealing with a fiasco and it is continuing. an nfl investigator is now on the case. he's trying to get answers. dolphins owner steven ross is now waiting on him to meet with accuser jonathan martin, his own player. remember, this is jonathan martin. he suddenly left the team two weeks ago, igniting a fiery debate over nfl locker room culture. hazing. let's get more analysis on this because the situation is far from over. we have cnn sports analyst
mr. greg anthony and cnn political commentator anna navarro. political commentator, why? here's why i think it's relevant to have you here. you're great on everything. but on this, why do you think we're hearing about this controversy? is this just about sport or the "n" word and one of them being white and one being black. what do you think it is? >> the reason i'm here is because i'm from miami. >> don't defend the dolphins. >> let's get our priorities straight. this has been a team that we've all grown up with. i've lived in miami since 1980. this has been the pride of the city. this is the team that joe robbie and done shu and don shula built. i cannot imagine something like this ever happened under those two gentlemen. ross needs to show leadership, put the standard, go into the locker room, be not only an owner but the team leader. he has not done so.
i wish he would spend a lot left time investing money and asking the legislators and voters to pay for his roof and on extracting revenge for those legislators that did not let it go through and a lot more time and investment in getting this team cohesive, working and winning. >> greg, weigh in on this. what is the fix, though? that's the thing i'm stick with. if this is more than just boys being boys in a locker room, what is the fix? how do you change a culture throughout the entire league? >> i'm glad you used the word culture. first, this is going to change the culture of locker rooms in sport throughout the country forever. that's a pretty strong statement. in part, miss navarrnavarro, i' floridian now, i will say this, what exists today didn't exist when don shula and joe robbie were running the miami dolphins. you didn't have all of the access to these players and to their every movement.
and that's via social media, 24-hour news cycle. there used to be a time when what happened in that locker room stayed in the locker room. that's forever changed. now to your point about mr. ross, it's a very good point, they created an environment that allowed a young man who obviously has some emotional issues. i would ask you all to be compassionate and look at it from this stanpoint. here's a guy who basically is living his dream, his life-long dream is to play in the nfl. he walked away from it. so something so significant had to have happened for this young man to feel the need to walk away from his chosen profession and more importantly, his passion. there is something that was going on. i'll also say this in fairness, i didn't think the texts that richie incognito sent were of a racial nature. the "n" word was used but i guarantee you that there was
back and forth between he and martin. i think what happened, though, it went too far and martin got to a point where he just couldn't handle it anymore. and a lot of that stems from the issues he had. that's where the owner in the front office of the dolphins, that's where they're to blame. within you evaluate these young players before you sign them, you should do an exhaustive psychological background on these young men and you get an understanding of which guys are more sensitive. >> you don't think he should have been in the nfl to begin with. >> what's the question? >> do you think he should have been signed to the nfl to begin with? >> it's not a matter of being tough. it's like any work environment. >> stable. >> if you come and work at cnn, and you've got some issues that aren't normal to everyone else, they're supposed to create a workplace and environment that's conducive to you still being able to succeed you do your job. that wasn't created for that. >> i think i heard you say you
didn't find the use of the "n" word racial. you talked about if we came to work at cnn. if anybody came to work at cnn and used that word, i can tell you that we wouldn't last here and we wouldn't deserve to last here. i think one of the questions we need to ask ourselves is, is a locker room different, held to a different standard than what other work environments around america are? and also, you talk about, yes, there's more access, youtube, all of these other things. i cannot imagine a more intimate environment, i never set foot in one, than a locker room. chris cuomo -- >> i have to disagree. we often use the expression, this ain't a locker room in here. it's different in a locker room. >> isn't it time to evolve. >> the game is the game. the culture of warfare that is football, greg and i were both basketball players, greg was a pro and amazing and i wasn't. you're men in the most manly and coarse environment.
>> it's not a classroom. it's different. >> what everybody is doing -- listen, what we're not doing here is we're not -- what i tried to teach my kids to be compassate, you have to be able to see things from other perspectives. you're basing everything on your own world view. if you've not been a part of that environment. i'm black. for me to say that, i wouldn't have advised him to use it. that was banter going back and forth. we didn't see the responses from jonathan martin's texts. >> do the two of you think a locker room should be held to -- is a different standard than -- >> i think it is a different standard. they'll have to make decisions along the way but it's not like changing a classroom. it's a different environment. greg anthony, thank you. anna navarro, appreciate your perspective. ongoing discussion. coming up next on "new day," you knew jennifer garner from her work on the big and small screen. the actress and mom is taking on a different role, making a push to expand early education. we'll be talking to her, live.
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welcome back to "new day." did you know that research says large scale preschool programs are good for children. shouldn't be a surprise, right? new buy part zan legislation is being introduced this morning hoping to expand early education in america. and one of its greatest champions is actress and save the children ambassador jennifer garner. along with mark sly ver.
>> what is the purpose and why is this important, especially to you, jennifer. >> this is important to me because the playing field for kids in america is not equal. i've traveled around the country with save the children going into homes and seeing the way that kids are growing up. 16 million kids growing up in poverty in america. and without starting from the very beginning and getting an earlier start on their education, they have very little chance of catching up. >> jennifer is from west virginia. mark, you've traveled the whole country. one in four kids live in poverty. we think food, shelter. school doesn't come to mind. what is the critical nature of the connection to school? >> i think as jennifer said, when kids are entering kindergarten, they're entering 18 months behind kids who don't live in poverty. we have a huge gap.
and the point is, we need to invest early, at birth. and this piece of legislation, which really is historic, is a chance to put money into and working with poor kids all across the country. it's an important step that congress needs to take action on. >> it is rare to have. what will be the difficulties going forward? >> it's going to be really tough to this legislation. when push comes to shove, kids don't vote and their needs often get pushed to the side. today it's a chance to start the conversation. we're hopeful that the president has put forward a preschool for all program. and the legislation that they're introducing today, republicans
and democrats it's a step in the right direction. >> unfortunately, those who need help the most usually have the weakest voice. that's why it's important to have you working on this issue for so long and celebrities like you, jennifer. what do you want people to take from your presence here when they're thinking on whether or not tax dollars should be spent on this? >> if you go to term of preschool, it can determine the rest of your life. determine your chance of graduating from high school, going to college, going to jail or not. and the money that you spend early is paid back so many folds by not have been to remediate later on. >> nobel prize winning economist
as some com and said this is the best investment that you can make. benefit bernanke as well. and we don't do that investment because kids don't vote and they don't make political contributions. if people are listening to this and they want and believe that kids should have those investments, they've got to pick up their phone and call their congressmen and women and demand action on behalf of kids. >> we've done the research. we understand the connection. "new day", we pledge to follow the legislative effort. in terms of whether or not legislation can be effective, jennifer, you took up another cause, paparazzi, have you seen a difference in your life? have you heard that the laws made a difference? >> i'm looking forward to january 1st when the law will go into effect. but, no, so far i haven't seen a bit of difference. >> just the threat of it is not
enough? >> no. there are ten cars outside my house every single morning. but i'm looking forward to it. and today i'm here to advocate for kids across america. i'm really excited to be part of this very important and historic day. >> jennifer garner, always a pleasure. and mark, looking good as always. great to see you doing what y'all do best, helping other people. >> come up next on natd. it became an international campaign to free a man jailed from a crime he's saying he did not commit. ryan ferguson is free and we're going to talk to him live. i'm beth... and i'm michelle. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store.
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new guidelines this morning that may double the number of people on medication to lower cholesterol. what do we know about side effects? will people be at risk? >> finally free. ryan ferguson had his first night of freedom in ten years. new this morning, you'll hear from him about his release and what we'll do next. >> tears, out burst and not a scene out of a movie. but rather real courtroom testimony from alec baldwin. >> your "new day" continues right now. >> this is "new day." with chris cuomo, indicate
baldwin, and michaela pereira. >> welcome back to "new day." it is wednesday, hump day. new this morning, a 29-year-old missouri man who spent nearly a decade in prison is a free man. first let's bring in david mattingly. tell us about this, david. >> well, chris, ryan ferguson got out of prison last night and had a lot to say. he had things to say about the justice system and others who are still behind bars. ryan ferguson walked out of prison into new clothes and in front of the camera to taste his first moments of freedom. celebrating with family and attorneys, he offered bitter sweet thanks to the thousands following his case around the world. >> to get arrested add charged for a crime that you didn't commit, it's incredibly easy and you can lose your live very
fast. but to get out, it takes an army. >> and it takes time. almost a full decade of appeals. missouri said the state will not retry or pursue further action against ryan ferguson. this, after an appeals court threw out his guilty verdict because prosecutors withheld evidence. >> i think we need to be aware that this is part of our justice system. >> he was sentenced to 40 years for murder. he was implicated by a former quaintance, charles ericson. last year, ericson told the court he lied. and ferguson believes it's time for him to be freed as well. >> the guy is a lot of things. but the thing more so than anything else is innocent. >> ferguson emerges from prison
surprisingly poised. he's writing a book. and friends already saying going to politics. >> mayor of columbia. >> next attorney general. >> yes. [ applause ] >> ferguson said he felt even happenier for his parents than he did for himself. that couple work tirelessly over the last decade to secure his son's release. and last night that work finally, finally paid off. >> and now there's so much to be done for this young man in his wife. he'll be coming up live as soon as we can get him. >> making news this morning, critical supplies like food, water, medicine slowly beginning to hit the hardest hit parts of the philippines six days after the devastation of typhoon haiyan. the official death toll now stands at over 2200 souls lost.
secretary of state john kerry meeting behind closed doors today. the white house saying new sanctions could derail talks in gentlemen knee have a. the u.s. and five other countries are pressing for a deal. but as israelia prime minister has said the deal taking place would be a big mistake. james whitey bulger is facing a judge today at a hearing. it's expected to last two days. he was convicted in august on various koubtcourts. prosecutors are asking for two life consecutive sentences. the little over whether it's safe to let killer whales and their trainers in the pool together. the occupational safety and
health board imposed the ban after an orca drowned a trainer in 2010 which was duchlted in the cnn film "blackfish." an update for you now about the ail gator that was seen. it shows a woman that was boarding the plane and showing it to other passengers. the same woman was seen later in the terminal with him. if you have any information about the woman in the photograph, you are asked to contact the authorities. >> if you see a gator, say something and run. the president is hearing from all sides on obama care. it appears that the house oversight committee is set to grill the white house's chief -- they want problems fixed with the obama care website this
week, or who knows what. now further complicating matters. comments from former president bill clinton. jim acosta is at the white house. what do you hear? >> i just talked to a top administration official in the last few moments who se said that the obama care enrollment numbers, the numbers that everybody in washington has been waiting for can come out as soon as today, but be prepared for them to come out just about every day for the rest of the week. you mentioned todd park, the chief technical officer over here at the white house. the white house had been resisting allowing him to appear before a congressional committee later this morning. but late last night we understand that the white house did decide to go ahead and not defy that and let him testify.
it is interesting, if you go back and look at what the white house has been saying in the last several days from jay carney to jeffrey zients, they're saying that it will only work for the vast majority of the people trying to log on and enroll in that site. first among them, bill clinton, as you know, kate and chris, said yesterday that the president ought to keep his pledge. if the americans like their plans they ought to be able to keep them. >> the question is, what is the fix? what can they do in the matter of time they're going to have before the people's plans are canceled? >> and the white house is just
not saying. >> let's turn to indra now at a look at the forecast. any chance of more snow? >> it almost seems like a distance memory all the fplurrys that we had in central park. jfk actually set the record for a whole whopping 6.2 inches of it. no more snow. that cold front is way offshore. everywhere else behind it, it's just chilly cold air. once you add in the wind, 12 degrees in chicago. kansas city, 11. new york feels like 23 as you're getting up. boston, feels good, 15. we're going to warm up a little bit. new york city will get to 39. boston, 38. but even in the south, we're talking about temperatures 20 degrees below normal. you'll actually have the 50s as
you get to the afternoon. so keep in mind, it is chilly. but we're going to see the winds picking up. that will add a little windchill in the afternoon as well. 40 up towards minneapolis and chicago today. keep in mind, definitely bundling up. but here is the good news. winds go clockwise around a high. why do you care? because when it's here. , wind is coming down from canada. but tomorrow, this guy goes all the way offshore and we get the winds coming off the warm water in the gulf and you warm up. with that, by tomorrow, temperatures rebound. looking at the 50s which is really good news for me. indra going through the seasons her first time ever. running for the car in the morning for me, don't shake your head, this is a new thing i didn't think about? >> you've got to let go of the
flip-flops first of all. >> this is a scientist who covers extreme weather who is this perplexed. >> what to wear in the morning when you run to work. >> i love you, indra. >> love you too, guys. >> thank you. >> coming up on "new day", starting health news. why millions more americans may end up taking cholesterol lowing drugs after their next checkup. that's coming up next. thrusters at 30%! i can't get her to warp. losing thrusters. i need more power. give me more power!
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new guidelines out to prevent heart attacks and strokes will be changing the way you look at your health. it means the number much americans taking cholesterol lowing drugs could double. they're now calling for a bigger focus on risk factors like your history of heart disease and diabetes. we've got an expert here to walk us through all of us. there's a lot that goes into this. i mean, this was a four-year review between the two major organizations. >> yes. >> what's the big take away that people should be listening to this morning?
>> this is a definite shift in terms of treating patients. the changes are instead of focusing on the numbers, now we're focusing on people's risk cats dpoer. we're saying let's not saying necessarily if you have a ldl of 161, let's instead break people down into four major categories. and if you fall into one of these, you should be on a cholesterol medicine. the other change is that the medicine that's rechlded is the staten class of medications and the doses are at high to moderate doses. and there are other medicines in the past that we used to treat it, but the guidelines are saying let's not use those first. one, patients who have a history. whether it's a heart attack, stroke, arterial disease.
second category, patients with an ldl of gator than 190. third, patients who are ages 40 to 75 with diabetes who have an ldl which falls between 70 and 190. and the last category, patients who are 40 to 75 with an ldl of 70 and 189 who have a calculated ten-year risk of having an event. >> and that's where we'll see a lot more people coming in to the category of needing to take the drugs? >> the concerns are, people are saying they just want to throw pills at me. we know they have a lot of side effects. do the side effects outweigh the benefits? >> overall the risk of side effects in general is very low. the ones we are concerned with would be mild muscle aches or pain or damage to the muscles,
liver damage, confusion or mental status changes. and the one that is the most fear that people have focused on is the predominance or development of diabetes. however, as in general, the overall side effects is low and the benefits of these medications is extremely high in terms of preventing heart steak and stroke. >> to use their own phrase against them, one of them may be i'm taking this pill now, i'm good. >> forget diet and exercise. >> the american heart association absolutely recommend a heart healthy lifestyle being as important as taking the medication. they came out with guidelines on heart healthy diet and weight management. >> sanjay gupta said this might
be raising the red flag a little bit. >> i think the important message is that you can lower your risk with taking medications, but you're not lowering it to zero. you still need to take care of all of the other risk factors like blood pressure and smoking and diabetes. >> and two out of your four groups are the risks your reducing with medication but creating with your lifestyle. >> great to see you. >> coming up next on "new day", we're going to be talking live with ryan ferguson, the man who was just released after spending ten years behind bars for a murder that he says he did not commit. his story, his future coming up next. >> alec baldwin and his alleged stalker. the judge almost threw her out for harassing baldwin during the
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it's been nonstop since i got out. so i'm trying to let my feelings catch up to me and figure out exactly how -- how they're going to, you know, sink in. but it's been pretty amazing ride thus far. i look forward to what comes next. >> i've been following your story for many years. the appeals were dogged. but what was the moment that you allowed yourself to believe, because it's dangerous belief to have on some level, that you were going to get out? >> i did not believe it until they took the shack ams off me in the county jail and i was able to pug hug my mother. that was an incredible feemg. up until that moment i had no idea what was going to happen. i didn't know what was coming next. i didn't know anything. it was incredibly scary and very stressful for the last two hours before that. so, you know, it was -- it was
amazing whenever that moment finally arrived. >> how did you copy in prison with the knowledge that you had not done something but the world of prosecutors, at least, believed that you did? how did you deal with your own mind not convincing you that you must it wrong? >> you know, that is not even a question. i believed in myself. i know what i've done in my life. i know what's right and wrong. and i've always believed that i would prove my innocence. i have an amazing family. later on we got some amazing attorneys, and you know, i knew that some day i would prove my innocence but it would take time. it took a decade. i just every day woke up and did what i could to survive and grow as a human being and improve my life and get ready for this day to be a free man. i kept moving forward. >> you were just 19 years old when this happened. >> yes. >> what did it mean for you to
have to grow up, big years, 19 to 29, inside? >> you can't even put that into words. because they've taken my 20s. and i'll never have that back. you know, nothing in this world can give that back to me. and those are amazing years, obviously. that's when you're an adult. thus far, i'm 29. but i've literally never really lived as an adult in the free world. so it's going to take some time to adjust to it. and to grow into it. but i've been preparing for this past decade, mentally and physically. and like i said, with an amazing support group, amazing family and attorneys. i feel like the transition is definitely doable. and i look forward to the future and even just, you know, whatever comes later on today. >> two basic reasons that you wound up being put behind bars. one was a classmate. and even though you obviously
never agreed with his account of his dream-like memories, you say you want him out of prison as well. explain that. because most wouldn't feel that way. >> yeah, i can see why a lot of people would hold grudges. you know, i function purely off facts. we've always put the facts out for the public to see. these are documented facts. we let them decide what they believed based off of those facts. and when you look at the facts, it shows that ericson is innocent. he's not a murderer. he's been taken advantage of by those in the justice system. he deserves justice. he deserves to be a free man. anything beyond that, obviously, i don't know. it's just -- hard feelings due to the fact that my life has been taken. but i feel like he was victimized as well. >> now when you say victimized, when you talk about the prosecutor, obviously they were
cited for not having turned over evidence that was material, being useful to the defense. do you feel that they knew what they were doing was wrong? do you believe that? >> that's difficult to determine. we're going to be looking into that for sure. but, you know, i can't really speculate on that right now. we will certainly be looking into that in the future. >> how fascinated have you become with who committed this murder? somebody did it back in 2001. >> absolutely. i believe we know who did it. i think it's a matter of proving it and a matter of getting help from the authorities at this point. >> is that important to you? >> all of the -- it is. it's incredibly important to me. absolutely to myself, my family, to the other families. everyone needs closure. and really the best way, the only way to do that is to find out who really committed this
triem kroo crime. you can only hope that the county police department would be helpful in finding out who committed this crime. >> who do you think did it? >> i think the facts show clearly who did it. you know, i'm not going to throw names out there. but anyone who takes the time to look at the evidence, i think it will become obvious to them who that individual is. >> how are you able to be this way? explain something to me. you're young, you don't want to express very hard feelings about the man whose testimony put you in prison, you don't want to give the name of who you think really did it. where does this virtue come from from somebody who has every right to feel that you should be angry and bitter? >> i -- i appreciate that, i guess, it's a great compliment. i've have a lot of support from my family and i think they've raised me incredibly well and
been with me for this past decade every day. and i think they've help me educate myself and grow to hopefully be a better person, both while i was in prison and especially now that i'm out. i will continue to attempt to make myself better on a daily basis, learn more things, and to grows a an individual. so you've got to look at the whole picture. and -- and really, it's all about finding the facts, finding justice, and really just, you know, making the system better. making sure that other people don't have to go through what i've gone through. and the only way to do that is humble yourself and look at the reality of what's taking place. >> we know you're writing a book book and we look forward to reading it. i know it could not be easy inside. but thank you very much for telling your story. it's great to get to see you this way after following the story for so many years.
we all look forward to the next chapter. >> thank you so much. it was great talking to you. >> pleasure, ryan ferguson. >> have a good morning. >> you too. thanks so much. five things for you to know for your new day. number one, a house hearing on the fumbled obama care rollout gets under way. todd park is scheduled to testify. who now says enrollment numbers for obama care could be released as soon as today. blocked roads and debris are complicating delivery efforts for aid in the philippines. the death toll has been revised from 10,000 to about 2500. victims families will share their stories in court today in the whitey bulger sentencing. new guidelines unveiled by
the american cardiology association, who will be prescribed the statins. hawaii passed a bill tuesday to have same-sex marriages. we always update the five things to know. chris and kate, over to you. >> we're here. a dramatic courtroom show down involving alec baldwin. the 35-year-old actor tearing up. the lady who was accused of harassment was in court heckling him as he testified. and you were in the court room? >> i was in the court room. and i have to tell you the fact that she was yelling out during the testimony certainly didn't help her case. the testimony played out like a scene out of the movie. except this time for alec baldwin, it was real life. he talked about the toll he says
his alleged stalker has taken on his wife. his wife testified that she is terrified of her. but outside the court room, she eagerly toll the press her side of the story. >> reporter: alec baldwin was greetsed by a swarm of cameras as he arrived at court tuesday. only making this snide remark to a photographer. >> a little bit move. >> inside, things became more dramatic as he faced off his alleged stalker. >> i'm still in court because i refused the only option was to destroy my future. >> and his emotional testimony, baldwin said he met her through a mutual friend. at one point he joked back tears on the witness stand describing how she's harassed them for the last two years. and showing up at his home in east hampton. on the stand he repeatedly
denied her claims that they were once lovers and the romance had fell apart. >> she never had the intent to harass, annoy, alarm, stalk or cause any inconvenience to mr. and mrs. baldwin. >> reporter: as they testified, she made repeated out burst. you're lying, she yelled at one point. the judge clearly frustrated reprimanded her for interrupting. >> her out burst are going to be a real problem for her. the judge is assessing her demeanor, credibility. even if she proves to the judge that they had a relationship, i don't know that that helps her. >> cnn obtained these emails presented as evidence in these proceedings. i am less than ten minutes away from you. say, i do, to me. and another she writes, i want to be your wife now, say yes. >> no, i'm not a stalker. >> now that the baldwins have taken the stand, it's her time.
>> what are you planning to say tomorrow when you testify? >> the truth. >> so in addition to her testifying today, the d.a.'s office said there will be two other witnesses. and after that sometime in the near future the judge will hand down a verdict. the maximum penalty that she could face is up to a year in jail. it's interesting to note that a plea deal was offered to her. essentially she would have to finish counselly and stay away from the baldwins for a year. and they rejected that. >> it clearly thinks that she is not in the wrong the way she's acting out. >> i like alec baldwin, he's a friend of mine. i'm not 100% objective. is there any proof beyond the one dinner that they had? >> there were e-mails. those were read in court yesterday. there was clearly contact made between the two of them.
but even if there was a relationship, that doesn't negate the fact that she could have allegedly -- >> relationship or they knew each other? >> she says they were row mantcally linked. he says they knew each other, but there was no romance. but so many of these stalking cases are linked to romance in some way. but that doesn't take away the fact that you can harass someone and stalk them. that's what the judge is going to have to decide. >> coming up next on "new day", a new trial for a florida mother behind bars. she will soon learn if she can be released on bail. she's in prison for firing what she said was a warning shot at her abusive husband. our legal analysts will break down all the details of her case. >> and we're going to hear from the legendary shirley mcclain here straight ahead. and she is asking, what if? it's estimated that 30% of the traffic in a city
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welcome back. this is a very important case we've been following for you here on "new day." a florida woman, marissa alexander was sentenced to 20 years behind bars for firing a warning shot passed her allegedly abusive husband. but she was sentenced to 20 years behind bars. in september a court granted her a new trial. today she faces a bail hearing and could be set free while she waits for the new trial. i want to bring in our legal
analyst and former prosecutor sunny hotten. thank you to you both. just to bring everybody up to speed. the reason that she may be getting out of jail, will be getting a new trial is because there was a horrible instruction given to the jury. an instruction that laterally defies reason. we all whether a lawyer or not, who is the burden on? the prosecutor is to prove. but here, what was the instruction that a jury was given? >> well, vi'm not so sure that the exact wording of the jury instruction, but it was certainly that it placed the burden on the defense and it's always on the prosecution sof course. but i think a lot of people are dodging the stand your grand
laws. and this was, i think, one of the prime reasons stand your ground laws should certainly not be in affect in florida. she was a domestic violence victim, had been abused by her ex-husband and standing her ground and trying to protect herself. who else would be in grave fear of death or bodily injury but a domestic violence victim. and this is very much about the stand your ground case rather than these mandatory minimums. >> the judge had no problem denying her immunity. tell us why. >> she was not standing her ground. she left her house, drove home, and got her glove out of the glove compartment, went back into the home, and fired a shot
at eye-level that thankfully missed the victim and two children that were in the room. and but for the grace of god, this would be a murder case. and this was not stand your ground. this was i am going after this guy, i'm going to shoot him and i want to kill him. >> how is it stand your ground on those fact snz. >> that is not true. that is not true. i smoke to her over the phone when she was in prison, i also spoke to her ex-husband, first ex-husband, and they both claim that she was in the garage, she was cornered by her ex-husband and she fired a warning shot. not a shot at eye-level. she was in fear for her life. if stand your ground laws are to be applied, what better case for it to be applied than this particular case. >> if she can't get out of the garage, then her return is different? >> can i jump in? >> please. >> she's taking marissa alexander at her word.
but when the jury listened to her, they didn't believe her. they convicted her in 12 minutes. 12 minutes. >> but they were given an instruction that the budden was on her to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the husband was going to hurt her. that's crazy. it was almost like this case was set up for appeal. let me ask you dash. >> no. >> if i've got it wrong, tell me i have it wrong. >> the budden of proof for proving self-defense. that's an affirmative defense, self-defense. in florida it is not. >> but who would know that better than the judge. the instruction was crazy. you may say she was shooting at eye-level, sunny may say she wasn't. that's a fact question. but 20 years. >> look at the hole in the wall. >> 20 years? 20 years. 20 years? >> yes. >> she shoots at eye-level. there's a child in the room.
>> no. no. >> sunny? >> the problem with mandatory minimum sentences is that we take the discretion away from judges. we want our judges to be able to look at cases fact by fact and case by case and make a determination. in this case that determination was taken away from the judge and she was given a mandatory minimum of 20 years to life because she used a gun allegedly during the commission of a felony. and i think the real problem is not only stand your ground, but the combination of stand your ground with the mandatory minimums. i can't believe that vinnie politan would say that this sentence is appropriate. that surprised me. >> last words, sunny, do you think that the next trial gives a different outcome? >> absolutely. i think we will see a different outcome. and i think well see that she will be given bail. she's innocent until proven
guilty at trial. she should be getting out on bail. >> i'm going to give you the last word. i heard what she said to you. what's your response to what sunny said. what do you think happens if there's a new trial? >> it will be a different result. it may take them 15 minutes this time to convict her. >> you're wrong. >> the bullet is at eye-level in the kitchen. the child got up on the witness stand and said he thought he was going to die that day. >> and the guy she allegedly shot at, according to you, says she shouldn't have gone to jail. remember that part? >> well, have you of -- when we talk about domestic violence cases, people get together, they break up, they make up. but the facts are the facts. look at the bullet hole in the wall. >> i've got to let you two go. we'll be following this carefully. if there's a new trial, we'll be following it all the way.
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now it is complete. so this book is important to you. you believe it benefits from your perspective. you feel that the questions that you've come up with now, they're better questions and mean more now. tell us about it. >> let's see, now. with the world in the state it's in, and i've been aware of that for some time, i thought i would take a little experiment and see what it would be like to sit in basically i would have to say channel my questions. some great authors have told me in my conversations with them that they don't write their books. something else writes their books. that's up my alley. i want to know what does that mean. that's what i did. last year i sat down and said, whoever you are and whatever you are, i want you to write, use me. >> so if you open the book, each page sometimes it's multi-pages asking a question, what if?
did they come to you? did you hear them in your head, gut, hear them in your heart? >> heard them in my heart. would love to know myself, honestly, where they came from. i think they're good questions. i think they're relevant. i was surprised how they came out. and i let it happen. it's such an experience to sit there and not do it yourself. just let the questions reveal. and i don't know where it came from. >> did you get any answers after all the questions that you ask in the book? >> not really. >> that's the point, right? >> it's part of the deal. we're in the interview business, so it's always about the art of the question and why do you want the right question? because you believe it's going to lead to more thought. and that's what you believe, questions lead to more questions and more productive thoughts. >> right. that's all questions are for, spring boards for more questions. i don't think i'm interested in the answers, to tell you the truth. i'm more interested in questions
and what that means. each question has a huge implication to it. >> has it always been that way? >> absolutely. >> would you say in your 20s and 30s? >> no, since i'm ten. i've been a mystic since i was ten. >> what's the reaction to the book? >> people are entertained by it. i don't know what that means. >> you've been good at that for years. >> i think the thing i'm most interested in with me is how i've navigated the last 14 books. i didn't even remember it was 14. but i don't think people are asking, oh, god, she's whacky anymore. i think they're beginning to see, there could be something through this. how can we go through what we're going through in this world, everything, without asking some of these questions. >> where do do you get the energy to write all of these
books. >> i told you, i'm not writing them. plenty of energy. >> she's got the universe of spirituality funneling through her. what if ignorance is the truth of the root of all evil? i believe that that question deserved more prominence in the book. >> a bigger page. >> it's the only question right there, that speaks loudly. >> here is the question. define ignorance. and then define truth. >> i'm the face of it all too often because so chb we realize that there's so much more that we don't know than we do, including why shirley maclaine really wanted to write this book and do it now. if you stick around with us after the break, you will hear us ask that question and lead to many, many more. stay with us. fancy robes... seems every hotel has something to love... so join the loyalty program that lets you earn free nights in any of them. plus, for a limited time, members can win a free night every day. only at hotels.com
wind up today. welcome back. we're joined by shirley maclaine and talking about her new book, "what if?" . we're talking about the book and that you want to provoke some things. >> what if is a question i had to stop myself asking several years ago because i found it made me anxious and it scared me because i was trying to fill in the blanks and second-guess myself. so i found myself really misty fieed by this notion. explain to me how it doesn't have to induce me with anxiety. >> if you're smart or rational at all, you've got to be anxious about the world. that leads me to other levels. it's sort of like imagination is more important than knowledge. i don't know of some of my answers that i think might be spring boards to more questions are answers at all. i'm just having a good time exploring the what if of it all.
but i'm no show business. that's what you do. you sit around in blue sky. but i have to tell you, my dad's favorite what if was, what if a frog had wings? he wouldn't bump his [ bleep ] so much. >> humor in what ifs. >> and he was a doctorate at john hopkins. that's a good way to start. >> you're asking these what ifs and you've been in show business for years. what if you were beginning in hollywood and show business now? what do you make of it? it seems tough. it was tough then, but it seems tough now. >> it's more about the red carpet, more about selling, more about money and materialism. that's why i think i wrote the book. i think we're suffering from a real disease called materialism. and that's crew screwed up everything. what happens to our sense of, quote, reality, what happens to
our sense of what's important? it's very disturbing. but being older when that wasn't the case, it's easier for me to say about what to do about it now? >> what if aging is all about learning to love the fact that nature takes its course. then the question i was waiting for. you made me read the entire book to get it. what is it if this isn't the end? a double entendre. you believe that as much as you believe anything. that there are more lives than this. >> steven hawkin and i used to talk about it all the time. he said there's no beginning and there's no end. and above him -- i used to talk to him all the time. a picture of marilyn monroe next to einstein. >> there's a dinner party i want to be invited to.
>> the book is called kwts what if?" . who knows, what if it's her best? >> what if there's a 15th, we'll see. >> what if it's time to get to carol costello. which it is. time for "newsroom." >> i enjoyed it though. that's thrilling. hi, shirley. >> they used to say, oh, god, here comes the question machine. >> you guys have a great day. "newsroom" starts now. happening now in the "newsroom." >> yes, i have smoked crack cocaine. >> toronto mayor rob ford. >> do i? am i an addict? no. >> this hour, his city decides whether to oust him. also, the top white house tech guy, todd