miracle cure, dr. sanjay gupta with a possible fix for migraines. is it a game changer in the field? could it work for you. your "new day" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> good morning. welcome to "new day." it is friday, november 22nd, 6:00 in the east. today marks the 50th anniversary of president john f. kennedy's assassination. as america honors the legacy, the environment in washington is anything but nostalgic. senate democrats dropping the nuclear bomb, voting to rewrite the rules in order to keep republicans from blocking presidential nominees with filibusters. chief congressional correspondent dana bash is live in washington watching this situation for us. good morning, dana. >> good morning, chris. for years just the threat of this major senate rules change, the nuclear option, had been enough to force the parties to compromise because the alternative was thought to be mutually assured destruction. democrats have launched and
republicans are all but threatening to retaliate. john mccain is a republican who tends to work across the aisle and says by detonating the nuclear option democrats may have blown up any remnants of senate bipartisanship. >> puts a chill on everything that requires bipartisanship. >> reporter: republican feathers are so ruffled, agreement on issues that should pass may be harder to find. >> they're going to be difficulties from time to time where cooperation was probably the case in the past and will not be now. >> reporter: the historic rules change strips republicans of their power to block the president's executive and judicial nominees, except the supreme court. instead of 60 votes to break a filibuster it's now 51 votes, a simple majority. it's called the nuclear option for good reason. just a few years ago, even democratic leader harry reid said he wouldn't do it, saying it would be -- >> that's a black chapter in the history of the senate. >> reporter: why about now?
why isn't this a black chapter. >> things have changed dramatically since 2005. dramatically. for the last 4 1/2 years they have done everything they can to deny the fact that obama was elected and re-elected. >> reporter: translation, gop obstruction is unprecedented. to back that up, democrats point to statistics from the nonpartisan congressional research service. in the history of the country have there been 168 filibusters of presidential nominees. about half, 82, happened during the obama administration. >> in summary, this is a power grab. >> reporter: angry republicans don't necessarily dispute democrats' statistics about nominees they have blocked, instead they find to how many judges they have confirmed, 215 and rejected 5. the president opposed this tactic as a senator when democrats were in the minority. >> if they choose to change the rules and put an end to democratic debate, the fighting
and bitterness and the gridlock will only get worse. >> reporter: he's changed his tune, too. >> the vote today i think is an indication that a majority of senators believe, as i believe, that enough is enough. >> reporter: democrats say they get that this landmark rules change benefits them now but could hurt them someday when they lose control of the senate and end up back in the minority. they essentially say they really don't have any choice, they prefer to take that risk rather than deal with what they called continued obstruction now. chris and kate? >> all right, dana, thanks so much for that. joining us now to talk more about it is cnn political analyst and executive editor of the daily beast, john avalon. the hypocrisy on both sides is noteworthy and startling as dana points out in her piece. harry reid was threatening this for a very long time. both sides have threatened it. why pull the trigger? why are democrats so frustrated. >> things are objectively worse than ever before when it comes to abuse of the filibuster. the key stat that the senate
majority leader's office is putting out nearly half of all filibusters occurred under this president. this illustrates how much precedent has been blown up over the last, in particular, decade. filibusters out of control, nominations aren't going through, promises repeatedly broken, trust at an all-time low inside the institution. now harry reids switches his position and drops the nuclear option. it's an extraordinary situation. >> in a situation when you know it's about finding way to work with the other side, you do something you know will not do that. >> they are feeling they're essentially cutting their losses. this way they can get at least get nominations through. back in 2005 when republicans threatened the nuclear option, because democrats were filibustering president bush's nominees, it was a gang of 14 came together, led by john mccain and others, to help bring
about bipartisan compromise. that spirit is gone, those bridge bullers feel unempowered and the trust is broken so many times. democrats felt they might as well drop the nuclear option. if they didn't, republicans would the next time they were in control. >> john mccain says he tried to do that this time. it didn't work out, obviously. what do you make of what mitch mcconnell, john boehner, others said about why now? they said this is a fake fight and democrats are trying to change the subject. >> shocking, there's probably politics here. >> what? >> changing conversation away from the rolling disaster of obama care and the website. that is in play. there's an issue of increasing democratic frustration with republicans trying to obstruct everything this president does from judicial nominations on down. as you heard reed say, it's a sense they're trying to deny his re-election. that sense of constant frustration as liberals described as charlie's football,
getting pulled away by lucy, that 60-vote threshold has become a tyranny of the minority, they argue. >> let's talk about the new poll numbers cnn has out. the new polling showing the president's approval rating is at an all-time low. that jives with all the other polling we've seen. also an interesting statistic. i'm not sure what to make of this number. the fact that more americans believe the president will have less power in the coming year than republicans in congress. >> yes. that second statistic is a little bit fishy to me. no question, the president has been taking on water. he's right at his floor of polling. the real question is if he breaks through and starts hitting the 30s consistently -- >> maybe it's more of a show they don't have confidence. >> the second issue about influence in washington, people have seen the house republicans have really been able to effectively exert a veto. they expect more of that. therefore, that will drive the agenda. don't forget, as unpopular washington is in general, the
house is the least popular. that dysfunction is baked in the cake. the president, though, that halo effect gone, gone, gone. >> what is unusual that people have to watch is there are cycles in politics. the one we're in is a race to the bottom. it's the most dangerous type of race in politics. each side has agreed tacitly, that there's no percentage in my coming up with a better plan than you, my coming off better than you. i just have to be less bad. that's when it gets really ugly. they're watching the numbers come down. that's why something like the nuclear option makes sense. >> that's right, chris. there are really important points at the bottom of that. politics has become a negative cycle. if the other guy screws up, i don't do best. against the backdrop of all of this, there's the lonely paul ryan, murray commission trying to come together to avoid another shutdown. that makes the hill even steeper to climb. guys, the big bottom line is, everyone right now is saying, let's wait till the next
election, maybe our party can get total control and then we'll have function. >> had we gone back to youtube to look at clips of the godfather. listening to reed and mcconnell is right out of the godfarther. if you make this offer right now, i'll make you an offer much worse later on. >> you do this now, you'll regret it later. i'm regretting it right now, simply because they can't get anything done on both sides. hypocrisy is frustrating. great to see you, john. >> you, too, guys. good morning to you. good morning to you hot home. making news, the last day of planned talks to reach a deal on iran's nuclear program. two days of discussions have made little if any progress. the u.s. and allies say they'll drawback economic sanctions if iran agrees to conditions, especially slowing uranium enrichment. a possible deal is drawing skepticism from many in congress. talks were complicated by comments from the supreme leader.
karzai says he will not sign a new ten-year security agreement until after the afghan presidential election next spring. u.s. officials say if a deal isn't signed by the end of the year, any remaining u.s. military presence may be canceled after next year's combat troop withdrawal. a sixth naval officer has been linked to a growing corruption scandal. david haas has been suspended as part of an investigation into a company accused of bribing navy officers. on thursday, the head of that company, francis leonard, appeared in court and pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and bribery. his company operates ports throughout asia. prosecutors say he showered officers with lavish gifts in return for hundreds of millions of dollars in navy contracts. kennedy cousin michael skakel is waking up a free man. he was released on $1.2 million bail. a connecticut judge ordered a new trial in the 19 5 murder of martha moxley, ruling skakel's
original attorney failed to adequately represent him. skakel must wear an electronic monitoring device and have no contact with the moxley family. he may play invincible superheroes on the big screen, but in real life hugh jackman revealed he is dealing with cancer. the wolverines star posted a photo on instagram telling his followers he had basal cell kans nome ma. carcinoma. you sometimes think you're invincible, but you aren't. >> even the wolverine can get it. >> exactly. >> let's get over to indra tore a check of the weather. that makes me happy over there. >> no one is ep xaing the sno - the snow over there. this is denver. beautiful out there. this is going to be the story, especially for the west coast through the weekend. let's take a look at the radar
real quick. you can see that system has dropped farther down to the south. today it will be more like southern colorado. love that. also into albuquerque, we'll be looking for some of the snow showers. let's see this continue to drop farther down to the south so you can see why the snow is dropping farther down to the south. look at these totals. impressive, telluride, 2 feet of snow, albuquerque, 1 to 2 inches. over a foot of snow in big bear. also rain with this. we'll be talking about. notice this low, this moisture filling in the area. you can see this. heavy rain and flooding concerns where it is too warm to get the snow. anywhere from 3 to 5 inches expected, especially around the phoenix area. the other story will be the cold front making its way across the country. expect some rain into the northeast today. maybe 1 to 2 inches of rain as the system kicks across, the heavier amounts farther down to the south. timing moves out quickly. by sunday, this guy should be out of here. looking at the totals again,
very light. that is not the story with the system. it is the colder temps. chicago, 39 today, sunday try 25. new york city, 55 today. sunday 32 degrees. we know what 32 is, the freezing mark in case you don't. i hope we do. snow on sunday. >> really? >> just a little bit. i'll probably be asleep, hopefully at that time, yes. >> if you see a random blond dancing in the streets that would be me. >> perfect. >> nothing random about you, babe. >> thanks, indra. the dow closed above 16,000 for the first time ever. why this could help you get a better job, coming up. also ahead, america remembers jfk. we'll take you live to dallas where crowds are already gathering at dealey plaza to honor the legacy of a fallen president.
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♪ taking me higher pretty good. welcome back to "new day," everyone. a great day for your 401(k). that rhymed. as the dow reaches a milestone. for the first time ever, the index closed above 16,000 on thursday, breaking a three-day losing streak and sparking hope that the upswing is here to stay. i think that's false hope but it's still hope. christine romans is here with more on this. so? >> it's never here to stay. that's the beauty of a stock market, right? it goes up and down. it's been going up all year. 16,000 is a nice round number. right? what it really, really shows you is how much your 401(k) has grown this year. look at 2009. since 2009, the dow was up 145%. hit 14,000 this year, 15,000 this year, and then in 139 days,
16,000. it's been a very fast assent. it hasn't had a pullback. it's been about a slowly recovering economy and a fed that's pumping money into the system, without fail, every month. >> retire now? >> i have a few more years to work. >> 401(k), yes. what's the upside of companies being flushed with cash on their stock price? >> you want them to be confident and have money in the bank so they can build factories, buy other companies, agree and they can invest and grow jobs. where we've seen the jobs grown though have been the highly skilled jobs. you have companies with a lot of money in the bank. and what a lot of folks would like to see is companies spending more money to grow. they want to see a stock market rally and a job rally together, not seeing that quite yet. >> i smell a bubble. >> it's interesting. a lot of people have been saying since early this year that stocks can't much higher.
but they keep marching higher. at what point is there a pullback. >> it's the if and when. >> that's the part of the stock market that's so confounding. when the fed stops juicing the economy, you'll likely see stocks slow down. >> all right, christine, thank you so much. >> you're welcome. >> see much more of christine. she's the host of "your money" airing on cnn saturdays at 9:30 and 2:00 p.m. eastern. >> today is the day the world remembers the 50th anniversary of president john f. kennedy's assassination. for the first time, the spot of the actual shooting, dealey plaza in dallas will be the site for a solemn ceremony. the commemoration honors the life of a fallen president. cnn's ed lavandera is in dallas with more. good morning, ed. >> reporter: good morning, chris. we are standing just along elm street where president kennedy was killed 50 years ago, just below the 6th floor window. the city of dallas is coming
together, not to celebrate or talk about how john f. kennedy died but how he lived. at 12:30, the moment gunshots echoed through dealey plaza 50 years ago, bells will toll across the city of dallas. a poignant moment honoring john f. kennedy's life. >> do the heavy burdens and let the oppressed go free. >> reporter: historian david mccollough will read passages from some of president kennedy's speeches. >> ask not what your can't can do for you. ask what you can do for your country. >> reporter: 5,000 people were invited to attend the dealey plaza ceremony but no one from the kennedy family will be here. the president's daughter, caroline kennedy just started working as the u.s. ambassador to japan. for the organizers of the event like former dallas mayor ron kirk, this anniversary is a chance for dallas to come to terms with the tragedy. >> what we were looking for is
an opportunity to mark an occasion that is a moment that's important in american history and world history. but do it in a way in which we can reflect on president kennedy's legacy. >> reporter: there will be no mention of lee harvey oswald, buried in ft. worth. appreciate flowers have been left on his grave site this week. you won't see the conspiracy theorists who preach on the grassy knoll like eyewitness james tate who watched the motorcade that day. one of the shots fired struck the curb at his feet, debris flew up and hit his face. do you feel slighted? >> no. none of us witnesses are even invited to the 50th. we were there at the 40th anniversary. they don't want us. they made that clear. >> reporter: today's ceremony will end with the unveiling of a new monument to the president. inscribed with a passage from
the speech kennedy was supposed to give in dallas that afternoon. it reads in part, we in this country, in this generation, are the watchmen on the walls of world freedom. we ask, therefore, that we may be worthy of our power and responsibility. words left unspoken 50 years ago but resurrected for a new generation. >> reporter: and chris, i'm struck over the last couple of days, i've lived in dallas a long time and struck by the thousands of people that we've seen flocking to dealey plaza this week, even 50 years later. it's amazing to see how many people come here wanting to see the place where this tragic event occurred. chris and kate, back to you. >> you have the memorial, you also have need in the country right now. people are looking for heroes, things that elevate them. this is one of those occasions. thinking about the man that motivated the imagination of the american people. thanks for covering it for us, ed. we'll check in with you in a little while. catch the assassination of
president kennedy, tonight at 9:00 eastern on cnn. coming up next on "new day," the final round of nuclear talks with iran under way in geneva. it's still not clear if a deal is at hand. how close are they and what is at stake for the u.s.? and it may not be long before you can check in with fam and friends from 30,000 feet. thumbs are up or down? you like it? passengers are saying they do. airline officials not so much. we'll tell you why. ♪ call me new brakes help you stop faster and safer.
welcome back to "new day." today is the last scheduled day of iran nuclear talks after two days where, quote, no progress was made. we'll talk to jim sciutto in geneva. he's watching it for us. let me sell the table for you. here's who's at the table, the obvious on one side, iran, the other side, p five plus one plus one, the five permanent members of the security council plus israel and germany. so what is on the table? well, the obvious is that the p five plus one plus one don't want the iranians to be able to make a bomb. this number is very important. why? this is the number at which you start enriching uranium that is bomb worthy. here's the problem, though. that issue will come back on the other side of the table as well.
the obvious is if you get rid of the bomb-making abilities, we'll reduce the sanctions which have hurt the iranian economy. what they also want is the ability to enrich uranium. what does that mean? it means it will be difficult to get a deal. however, what's pushing this process is that americans certainly want one. we're battle weary, we're seeing what's going on in seas. we are seeing what's going on in syria. how can they get it done? for that let's bring in our chief national security correspondent jim sciutto from geneva. thank you for joining us. let's start with what this most obvious laggerhead issue is. >> it's a great question. i'm told by diplomats directly involved in the talks that's one of the key disagreements now,
that the iranians want an explicit right to enrichment in this initial deal. what u.s. officials, western diplomats have been offering is something like a diplomatic ambiguity. you claim your right to enrichment, we don't write it down but we also don't dispute it. that's a big difference, though. they're working on language that may be able to make both sides happy. >> that reads us into wynettenia hue, why israel is worried about this deal. let me ask you something, though, looking ahead, what is the chance, with this being the date talks are supposed to end, what the chance anything final happens in this round? >> i'll tell you this. these talks are almost certainly going to extend into tomorrow. one reason we know that, so far, the only two sides that have met are the irani iaians and the eu foreign minister. i wouldn't be surprised if these
extended to saturday and one way you'll know that they're progressing is if foreign ministers and secretaries of state show up, john kerry included, in the next 24 hours. we don't know that. but if they do, that would be a good sign they're getting close. >> strong point, jim. the faces always want to be attached to success, not failure. we'll be watching it. thanks for doing that for us. >> exactly. >> mic, over to you. democrats in the senate passed the so-called nuclear option to change filibuster rules. most executive appointments and judicial nominees can now pass with a simple majority of 51 votes rather than 60. democrats say the move was necessary after constant partisan obstruction to the president's nominees. republicans for their part say it's a power grab. two of five young minnesota children trapped in a car under water have died. emergency workers tried frantically to free the children after their car plunged off a highway ramp into a lake. the three who survived suffered serious injuries. police believe the driver, the
mother of three of the children and stepmother of two made it out safely. they are investigating the crash now. it was an infamous case of racial injustice involving nine black teens, now more than 80 years after they were wrongfully convicted of raping two white women in alabama, three black men received posthumous pardons thursday, resolving the last of the so-called scottsboro boys. 600,000 angel care baby monitors voluntarily recalled after two infants were strangled to death. the consumer products safety commission says they got tangled on a cord attached to a mattress sensor pad. two other infants who were reportedly entangled, they survived. they were sold between 1999 and 2013 at dozens of retailers. a 6-year-old's birthday party erupted into a violent
brawl with children caught in the middle. surveillance video at a kid's play gym called the jump yard in ohio captured parents fighting as staff members frantically tried to pull children out of the way. the fight apparently involved about 20 adults. wkyc says three women and a man were charged with assault and endangering children. there's so much to say about that. families, we are complicated, aren't we. >> so much to say and nothing to say at all. it just says it itself, looking at that situation. thank you. >> you're welcome. we'll take a break on "new day." within we come back, do you know that 30 million americans get migraine headaches, for many of them they don't know what to do to stop the crippling agony. dr. sanjay gupta has news on a surgical procedure that may be the cure. and will passengers soon be allowed to make cell phone calls during flights? what do you think? ♪ it's hard to look right at you
after-workshopers. part of the building was going under construction. and in london, three women are free after decades in captivity. it's an eerie similar case to what happened this year in cleveland. atika shubert have that story. >> british police say they rescued three women from slavery. one of them apparently spending her entire life inside that house with limited contact with the outside world. police made two arrests yesterday morning, a 67-year-old man and a 67-year-old woman. but they were released on bail overnight. they have not been charged but they will have to return for questioning in january. in the meantime, police are still investigating. back to you, kate. >> atika, thanks so much for
that. to new zealand where angry birds isn't just your favorite game. it's happening in real life. cnn's pauline chao explains. >> you probably heard of the game angry birds. on new zealand's south island it's real life. mad imagimagpies is swooping do postal workers. several people have been scratched or in some cases knocked off their bicycles. people have been carrying weapons to fend off the swooping birds and farmers have offered to shoot them down. this is nesting season and they are known to attack to protect their young. back to you, kate. >> what? that is incredible. >> you know you're in a good space when the major international threat is magpie mating season. >> that woman on the bike is staying on the bike and swatting them away. >> good balance. >> that's what i'm saying. let's talk about something i'm sure is going to raise your
ire. air travel could get a whole lot noisier if a new fcc proposal gets aprofl. the agency is considering a move that would allow passengers to talk on their cell phones in flight when the plane is above 10,000 feet. we bring in the host of "techbytes." who i feel may have similar angst about this. >> as someone who travels frequently. >> this is a proposal. >> they considered is back in 2004. >> right. >> they considered doing it. so many people said oh, no, including the flight attendants union. no, we have enough stuff to deal with. especially now that you can use your gadgetry on the plane. you have that distraction. imagine sitting next to someone for six hours. at that point i'd rather sit next to a screaming child with an ear infection. at least it's like monotonous rather than like businessman. >> or gossip girl. >> yes. >> do you think we're in a
different time now, they considered is once before, there was outrage so they didn't move forward with it. do you think folks are becoming more interested? >> surprisingly, there's been a backlash already in the less than 12 hours that it's been since they said this. petition was started on the white house website to get the president to step in and say no, we're going to do an executive order. you're not going to talk on cell phones. the flight attendants' union has weighed in. business people are like that's the last place i can go and not be bothered by people yapping on a phone. when you're in line or in the locker room, i don't want to hear what's going on. do the people that you're talking to want to know you're standing there with your junk hanging out yapping on the phone. >> that took it to a totally different level. >> i'll take it to the other side. >> listen, that's crazy.
>> you have a cell phone, you want to use it. i'll take the other side. this is a great chance to jump on twitter with #newday and drink a big glass of haterade and pour it on. you have a cell phone, you want to use it. we make accommodations on other things. i don't like havie ining fedore restrictions by the airlines. >> i'll fedor your restrictions. i think there's a move from people to increase the etiquette. i've been called out for walking down the street texting with head down. that's not safe. >> no, it's not. >> you walk into an intersection, walk into a manhole. >> you're a straight line walker. >> i'm bobbing and weaving now. >> from a technology stanpoint is that a problem? can you flip the switch. >> there's extra equipment they would need to put in. they would need to put pico cells on the airplane to relay
it down. if you try to make a call from above -- >> and there's the safety aspect of it. >> i was on a plane on tuesday that happened to have the you can now use your gadgets rule. i was surprised, during the safety instructions nobody was paying attention. i know a lot of people are like it's not important. i know how to fasten my seat belt or whatever. there are some things they need to tell you. you have to be in the moment. >> you say you're locked in during the safety briefing. >> i do pay attention. >> brett larson. >> i read the thing. i read the thing. i couldn't the the seats to the exit and look on the door to see which way the hand has to go and tuck that away and put my head phones on. >> fly with brett larson. he was a boy scout. >> i will elbow people out of my way to get to the door. >> you're not saving. >> i will open the window and get myself out first. >> you need to read the form.
brett larson is there and he only wants to beat you to the door. >> isn't that a rule, you only have to run faster than me. >> you have to save as many as i can. >> i would help out, i can lift the door, the thing out of the window. >> show them your shoes. he has new shoes. >> those are nice. look how cool they are. >> it looks like i stepped on a smurf. >> very few men can pull that off. >> you stepped on a smurf. >> i'm sorry papa smurf. >> that was very good. very good. >> what were we talking about? >> cell phones on airplanes. >> oh, my. >> if you're on a plane watching us on in-flight television, tweet us. >> it will be a pressing issue. >> it's going to go on for a while. >> indra petersons, ai'm lookin for support. >> absolutely not. we always put the ear plugs in and now your neighbor is still talking? negative. >> we all hate everyone. i don't want to hear what you're saying. i'm not saying i'm innocent of it. >> no way.
to listen to that for hours and hours, absolutely not. let's talk about the weather, guys. big changes here, cool temperatures really spreading across not only the ohio valley but even into the eastern seaboard today. look at the temperatures, that was today. take a look at saturday, 30s already in st. louis. boston still in the middle zone, seeing the 40s. atlanta about 58. we're dropping you now into sunday. we'll see that huge change here in these temperatures by the time you wake up on sunday morning. chicago, your highs will be in the 20s. d.c. we're talking about temperatures really kind of still in the 30s and new york city also talking about 32 degrees. this is the story that will be lingering this weekend. of course it's not cool temperatures we'll be seeing some gusty winds as these cold front kicks on through. new york city, by sunday morning, 40 mile per hour winds will be out there. same thing for cleveland, chicago gusting to 30 miles per hour. cold and windy and rain will be mixed in. here's the system that's really bringing all that cold air, light system as far as rain is concerned. maybe only about an inch of
rain. kind of around the northeast. farther down to the south will be the heaviest rain. it's pretty much kicking off by saturday morning or so. the light rain about an inch, maybe 1 to 3, let's say arkansas and mississippi, some of the heavier amounts. not really the story. the big story continues to be out west where they'll be talking about heavy rain and snow. i'm glad we're not there just yet. they're getting about a foot of snow in california. which means the ski trip, the snow-catiot may be on my list. >> in the distant future it feels like, though. plastic surgeons stumble on it a promising discovery, possible cure for migraines. a little controversial, though, we'll tell you why. what else we got? want to be like snik ymike? we give you the behind the gate look, coming up. gations, but ob. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio.
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♪ wanna be like mike welcome back to "new day." legend point, the estate hits the auction block today. the highest bidder will walk away with keys to quite a mansion. let's give you a tour. let's take a look at the house. you might recognize that number. the famous six-time nba champ, his number right on the gate. you can see right there, a little basketball emblem. 56,000 square feet on 7.4 acres. what's inside, michaela, you ask? on the grounds it's pretty impressive, a putting green, a
pool, a great living room. $29 million if you even want to be a player in this game. if you want to be a player you have to be able to provide a $250,000 deposit. this is michael jordan. it comes with an nba regulation size court. did you see that? did i mention it had 9 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms and a 15-car heated garage? this home has a lot of sentimental value to the basketball legend. they raised their three children there and of course he won six nba championships while living there. if you want a tour behind the gate of michael jordan's compound go to cnnmoney.com. i've done my real estate job. chris, back over to you. >> that's impressive. other big numbers we have for you this morning, 36 million, that's how many americans suffer from migraines and a growing number -- they're undergoing migraine surgery. our chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta has more on this controversial treatment. >> you know, nearly ten years
ago, plastic surgeons at the cleveland clinic, they noticed something curious after performing certain operations known as brow lifts. some of the patients came back saying they used to have frequent migraines that then went away after the operations. surgeons became intrigued and began to experiment. today they start to toss around this word cure or at leaf something close to it. >> i just want to have a life. i operate on half a life. >> reporter: she says she has about 15 good days a month. >> hold on. >> reporter: the other 15, she deals with crushing migraine pain. >> it feels like a boa constrictor around my head. it feels like a snake going like this. i tried oxygen tanks. i tried acupuncture. every migraine medication, every seizure medication, antidepressa antidepressant, everything. >> reporter: well, almost everything. >> and what are we doing for you
today? >> surgery. >> what kind of surgery. >> migraine surgery. >> reporter: migraine surgery. it's a controversial treatment for what many neurologists say is an intrinsically brain-based problems. >> i'll make a couple marks. >> reporter: that tight muscles and connective tissue are literally choking her nerves, especially in the neck and that may mark the beginning point of her migraines. so he plans to make incisions and remove bands of muscle in what he says are trigger points, frown lines around the eyes, the temples, the base of the skull. basically relieve the pressure. >> we have patients that are almost three years out and they're still reporting no headaches. >> reporter: to be sure, migraine surgery has its detractors. the american headache society calls migraine surgery a last resort option that's not appropriate for most sufferers. we caught up with karan 12 weeks
after surgery. her headaches she says are down to three a month. >> three a month for me is very good. i had a tough recovery but it's working for me. >> it's safe to say that many neurologists are skeptical this can be a cure for migraines but one doctor says the procedure can be helpful to a certain group of patients. to see if someone is a good candidate, surgeons will often test by infecting botox into the suspected trigger points. if that helps, they say the operation could be a more permanent fix. back to you. must-see moment time. this one is weird. i'll tell you, it is, not something you see every day. a guy walking his pet through the park, a pet dinosaur that is. >> i knew they were rule. >> a youtube channel called whatever teamed up with the creators of these extremely life-like dinosaur costumes and pulled quite the practical joke.
they even crashed a couple's wedding photos, scared plenty of kids, even grown-ups and the dogs were quite concerned. i don't know how to protect you, master. this is a dinosaur. this is outside of my wheel house. >> not all people were completely terrified. >> not in new york city. >> those little new york specific pocketbook dogs that they have here. i wish the raptor would have snapped one of those bad boys up. >> some call them yappy dogs. >> maltese, they are adorable. >> only in new york. >> get your dinosaur off my way. >> make sure you pick up after them. >> doggy bag. >> that's a good one. coming up on "new day," exploit obama care. that's the big message in a new gop playbook. find out the plan to keep attacking the affordable care act. also ahead, charges dropped against the girls accused of bullying rebecca sedwick to her
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stadium workers had to come out and fix it, causing a brief delay. new orleans high scoring offense didn't put up huge numbers but did enough to beat the falcons 17-13. trending on bleacherreport.com, it happened again in oklahoma city. for the second straight game, a fan hit a half-court shot to win $20,000. this is getting ridiculous. brad brucker is the fifth thunder fan to knock down the shot this calendar year. he's the only one that got to celebrate courtside with jay z and beyonce. they were sitting courtside. >> they're auctioning off the razor along with the facial hair for charity. take a look. this ball of hair came straight from the face of shane victorino. it's on ebay going for more than $1,600. big papi's beard is at $4,300.
you know what, guys, some people say this is gross. i love it. you always have a chance to own a piece of history but how often do you have a chance to own a piece of a person who made history? >> i still think it's gross, andy. it's very, very gross. >> curt schilling's bloody sock went for $92,000 when it was auctioned off. i think big papi's iconic facial hair -- >> i can't wait for somebody goes for the full pinky, make a little cash, get the kids into college. >> that would probably ruin his career, chris. >> christmas presents, everyone. christmas presents. we're now at the top of the hour which means it's time for the top news. i think it's now obvious that the reality of the president's health care law simply doesn't match the promises. >> new this hour, the playbook. cnn has obtained a 17-pain
outline of how republicans plan to attack obama care. no suggestions to improve it in there, no alternatives presented. smart politics? or pure obstruction? >> also new this hour, the accused. she's the 13-year-old girl accused of bullying another teenager, driving her to suicide. charges have been dropped and she joins us live. the moment that changed the world, 50 years ago today, john f. kennedy was killed. we celebrate his life, legacy and examine the lingering questions of just how he died. 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's friday, november 22nd. 7:00 in the east. and today's the day of remembrance across the country. the 50th anniversary of president john f. kennedy's assassination. you're looking live at arlington national cemetery where the eternal flame burns at the kennedy grave site. a little more than an hour from
now, a wreath laying ceremony will be held and in a few hours there will be a memorial at dealey plaza in dallas, the first official ceremony ever held at the site where jfk was shot in 1963. an historic move in the senate. democrats triggering the so-called nuclear option to change filibuster rules. now the senate can pass most of the choices for judgeships or nominees with a simple majority. democrats said this was a needed fix to a broken system. republicans are calling it a power grab. michael skakel is out of prison on $1.2 million bail. a connecticut judge ordered a new trail in the 1975 murder of his neighbor, martha moxley. the judge ruled skakel's original attorney didn't represent him well enough. we'll be joined later this hour by a private investigator who worked on skakel's defense. we begin with republicans banking on obama care to be the democrats' achilles heel. that's the message in a new gop
playbook cnn has obtained a copy of. the book details a comprehensive strategy to win over public opinion, suggesting videos, flyers, social media posts, republicans can use to drive home the problems with the law. athena jones is live at the white house with more on this political playbook. what do you know? >> reporter: good morning, kate. part of this republican effort kicks off today when the house oversight committee holds a field hearing with north carolina voters to talk about the sky high insurance premiums republicans are saying because of obama care. and this is just one of their many lines of attack. a new 17-page house republican playbook reveals the strategy behind sustained attacks republicans have staged against president obama's health care law. and it's error-plagued website. >> it's obvious that the reality of the president's health care law simply doesn't match the promises the president made to the american people to sell it. >> reporter: more than seven weeks since obama care launched
and days away from the president's deadline to fix the troubled site, congressional republicans continued to exploit it. >> young adults are now witnessing the increase in health care costs. >> it is taking away our health care plans. >> reporter: their goal, to create a public ground swell of opposition to it, a gamble they hope will pay off for the gop in next year's midterm elections. >> it looks like any democrat in a serious re-election fight is neither eager nor proud to run on obama care. >> reporter: the republican playbook aims to keep the focus on what they say is a bad law and keep the pressure on the white house and democrats in congress. the strategy calls on gop members to use social media, digital flyers and videos. to share talking points about rising premiums and americans losing their health plans and access to their doctors. house republicans are collecting obama care horror stories but democrats are quick to point out
the playbook has no counterproposals or fixes. >> they do not have a playbook to create jobs. they do not have a playbook to build infrastructure. they do not have a playbook to reform immigration. they don't even have a budget, they don't have a playbook to fix a broken health care system. >> reporter: president obama continues to suffer in the polls, his approval rating plummeting to 41%, an all-time low in cnn polling with 50% of americans saying republicans will have more influence over the country in the next year. now, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel for the administration, at least in some states. california health officials say 10,000 people a day were signing up for health insurance on that state's exchange as of last week. on the flip side, though, health officials there also voted on thursday to reject the president's fix, allowing people to keep health policies that don't comply with obama care. chris? >> all right, thank you for the reporting. appreciate it. joining us now from gainesville,
florida is representative ted yoho. can you hear us? welcome to "new day." >> yes, i can. i can hear you fine, chris. >> let's talk about the playbook. i grew up reading these. it's a good one. is it a fair criticism that it seems to be missing a section called solutions? >> no, not at all. we've got two great solutions for a replacement. it's hr-2300, a bill presented by tom price out of georgia and then there's one out of the republican study committee, hr-3121. the good thing about these, they put health care back where it should be, between the patient and the doctor. it keeps the government out of it. >> how will that work to protect people from all the problems we see in the current health care system? >> well, the big thing is, you know, like i said, keep the government out of it. the government's taken a free enterprise system that our
country was founded on. if you wanted a car, buy ford, chevy, the mod that'll will fit your needs. that's what we did with our health system. that's what we've done with so many things. government has come along and says we're going to make it like a public transportation model system. the hr-2300 or hr-3121 keep health care in the hands of the individual. they have tort reform in there, they cover for pre-existing conditions. they allow adult children to stay on their parents's policies until age 26. they promote, this is -- i think is this is a critical thing, they promote health savings account so people can have the money put aside for specific health reason costs. and this is what we should be promoting as government is independence, self-reliance and things like that. this is allows for that. >> the criticism, of course -- >> it also allows for -- >> go ahead. please, please. this is about what you have to say. tell me. >> it also allows for interstate
commerce between states on insurance so that they can shop around and get a better price for it. >> obviously you'd have to deal with the 10th amendment rights and each state has its own laws. that gets tricky when you make policies portable. but it's a solid idea. the criticism that comes from the other side, the system as it is has real flaws and anybody who's dealt with the system knows that. consumer protection is important, the uninsured getting policies is important and that the insurers had really overtaken the system through the marketplace. are you worried about not protecting people by just saying, well, let's go back to open markets and the private sector will take care of it all? >> no, not at all. look at where we're at. this is why the republicans were so adamant about not allowing this law. i mean, this is just the beginning of it. this is the tip of the iceberg. you're talking about consumer protections. look at what the government's allowing happen. they're allowing people to sign
up, other people, getting critical information. driver's license number, social security numbers and the navigators, the people signing people up on the exchanges, they're not bonded. they're not insured, they're not trained in insurance. you know how complicated insurance can be to meet a need for your family and the government allowed this to happen. there's been breaches in the security of this. you talk about consumer protection. i agree. that's a very important thing. when you have somebody like the consumer reports coming out, stating don't sign up on the government website. it's set up for fraud. so that's a big concern. and we'll get away from that if we go back to the private market. >> it's interesting. i'm hearing these ideas from you about the legislative proposals that would be an alternative to the aca. they're not in the playbook. shouldn't those be what's foremost in terms of capturing the imagination of the american people? we need answers, not just criticism of what is in place now. why not push the plans more than just the attacks in the playbook? >> i agree 100%. i agree 100%.
we don't need to criticize. criticism at this point is not going to help anybody. we need solutions. we've got two great solutions out there. we talk about it all the time, i do, i know a lot of other congressmen would encourage you to talk to steve skalic e and tm price out of georgia. his bill is hr-2300. these are great replacements. they've been out there, we've been talking about it. the news has not been picking them up. i encourage you to do your due diligence. >> when i'm holding the playbook in my hand, 18 pages on the attacks of obama care, very rarely have i heard about the other two bills. you had not just about the media, it's about what politicians are deciding to make their message? fair criticism. >> i think that's fair. we could do a better job on messaging for sure. every time we're in the district or take a meeting with the
business people, you know, i ran on stopping the affordable care act because we saw the disaster. like i said, this is just the tip of the iceberg. think about where we're beginning to be three months from now. all these people that are registering thinking they're going to have coverage or they've got a number, they thought they got on the website, they've got a number, they go to the hospital, maybe their son or daughter has fallen and broken an arm or something like that. the receptionist at the medical care facility types in their number and they come back and say listen you're not in the system, he can can't treat you. you can see the chaos that will create. they're obligated to treat that child and so they'll take information and after they cheat the child, they're going to put that information somewhere to get paid. we know how it works if you put in a medicare payment wrong or a medicare treatment wrong. that doctor or that facility has the possibility of being charged for fraud. this is going to happen.
the other thing i really fear for is the people that had insurance through their own that got canceled and haven't been able to sign up on the affordable care act, they're in limbo, because they can't get on, they've lost their insurance because of the government plan and mandates. this is, again, why the republicans fought so hard to prevent the rollout. we wanted to get rid of it. i mean, we all know that. we fought hard to get it defunded and repeal it. but at the enwe fought to get it delayed for a year for the individuals because we saw this disaster. when max baucus, the primary architect of this said it's a train wreck, stop it. they didn't heed that warning. i think that's unconscionable. >> i hear the points. they're good ones. and certainly if the predictions come true, it's going to be plenty of opportunity to do is better and we'll be looking forward to the answers that come from the gop and the democrats. appreciate you coming on today, representative yoho. appreciate the opportunity. >> yes, sir. thank you. have a happy thanksgiving.
>> you as well. to you and yours. indra, over to yours. still talking about snow this morning, chris. love this video, this is colorado. denver overnight. beautiful. 2 to 4 inches fell in the airy. that will continue to be the story pretty much from the west coast to the east coast as a series of cold fronts make their way across. here's the one in the west coast, still dropping farther south. colorado, new mexico, look for snow flurries and heavy rain into the southwest from this system. how much snow? a ton of it. we're talking about almost 2 feet of snow around telluride, even california, big bear. possibly a foot of snow, albuquerque as well, 1 to 4 edges. so much moisture we're also talking about flooding concerns. into the desert southwest. anywhere from 3 to 5 inches, will produce flooding likely this weekend. we'll be monitoring that. here's the system affecting pretty much the whole chunk of the country. midwest yesterday, starting to move out of the midwest today, moving into the ohio valley and expecting to see showers into
new york city throughout the day today. also through boston and d.c. not really a big moisture system. not looking for a lot of rain out of this. maybe about an inch into the mid-atlantic. down to the south. about 1 to 3 inches of rain. the big story again, is the temperature drop here? boston 47 today, highs on sunday 29 degrees. even in atlanta you're talking about temperatures going from 60s down into the 40s. so the chill is going from the northeast straight down to the southeast. biggie. >> thanks, indra. >> scientific term, biggie. coming up on "new day," after 11 years in prison, michael skakel finally gets a taste of freedom. will it be perm nan in the. also ahead, criminal charges were dropped against two girls in the case of cyberbullying that led to a 12-year-old girl's suicide. we'll talk to one of the girls, live, along with her attorney, jose baez. farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer.
welcome back. kennedy cousin michael skakel is out on bail. his conviction was thrown out last month. thursday skakel walked out of a connecticut prison for the first time in a decade. he can't leave the state but he is free at least for the time being. standing by is a private investigator for skakel's defense. first, let's bring in deborah feyerick. >> what's fascinating about this case, chris and kate, after a decade of appeals, motions, this
case even went up to the united states supreme court which rejected it, finally, michael skakel has another chance. after 11 years in priz, kennedy cousin michael skakel is waking up this morning a free man, at least for now. after walking out of a connecticut courtroom thursday. >> there were two tragedies that occurred in greenwich, connecticut, in 1975. the first was, of course, the murder of martha moxley. the second great tragedy occurred when michael was convicted of the murder of martha moxley. >> reporter: skakel and martha moxley were both 15 the night she was beaten to death and stabbed with a golf club outside her greenwich home, next door to the skakel residence. >> under the totality of the circumstances, i'm going to set a bond of $1.2 million. >> reporter: a connecticut judge released skakel after a different judge last month tossed out the murder conviction and granted skakel a new trial, saying his previous lawyer failed to defend skakel properly.
prosecutors are appealing that decision. >> he hasn't been found innocent by any form. >> reporter: skakel was charged with moxley's murder and tried as an adult some 25 years after the crime. at his trial in 2002, his lawyer mickey sherman never mentioned it was older brother tommy who for years had been one of two primary suspects, a point judge said should have been made and a point not lost on moxley's mother and brother. >> it's difficult to fathom how there could be any victory in any of this when you think that judge bishop basically said it wasn't michael, it was tommy skakel that did it. so it's the family -- you know, where's the joy in that? >> reporter: the skakel family always denied those allegations. after the bail hearing, more than two dozen of michael skakel's supporters, including several brothers and cousins clapped loudly. michael skakel smiled and patted his heart in apparent gratitude.
before being whisked away to reunite with his family and 14-year-old son. >> now skakel must wear a gps tracking brace. he can't leave connecticut without permission. he knows that the situation right now is fragile. although it's likely to take years, if the conviction is reinstated on appeal, skakel will have to go back to prison, however, if the appeals court agrees that he was badly represented a decade ago, prosecutors must decide whether to try skakel again, a huge challenge given that memories fade and the state's key witness is dead. kate? >> debra, thank you so much. let's bring in voito colucci. thanks so much for coming in. >> good morning, kate. good to be here. >> you not only met with michael, you were in the car with him as he left, as we saw him walking out of jail and leaving the press conference. what did he say, what was it
like, his first taste of freedom? >> we had a ride, maybe about a 20-minute ride to where we were going. it was great. he was so happy. we talked a lot. i've been involved in this since the year 2000. we got to pray in the car together at some point. he was just thrilled when he got out of the car at the location we were in, instead of wanting to stay in the facility, we were, he wanted to spend a lot of time outside for obvious reasons. i looked at him one time and said you're outside. he gave a deep breath to smell the surroundings, look into trees and pet a dog and things of that nature. it was great yesterday, kate. >> he was behind bars for over 11 years. what does he say he wants to do first? yes, his future is uncertain but what about today? i'm sure he's taking it day by day. >> yes, very soon he wants to see his son who is now approximately 14 years old. he hasn't really seen him much
at all over the last 11 years. his son was 3 when he went into jail. he wants to spend a lot of time with his son and just enjoy life right now. that's for sure. >> is he angry? >> no, not at all. not at all. he just -- he praised god and he's not angry at all. we had a great day. it was a day of just being together, reuniting him with his family. i had the honor and privilege of being with him and his family who i know very, very well over like 12, 13 years. that's for sure. >> you know well his legal battle is long from over here. he's out on bail as the prosecution appeals this retrial. what does he say about the prospects of the appeal? and the prospects of the retr l retrial? what does he say about that aspect of his future? >> you know, kate, it's like a football team that beats a big opponent and they're going on to the next part of their league.
we're basking in yesterday right now. he didn't say anything truthfully about the appeal or the possibility of a new trial. we enjoyed yesterday. we'll let the attorneys worry about that as time goes by. >> he's ordered, he can't leave the state. he's ordered to wear a gps tracking device. i'm sure those are small things when you consider the freedom he's tasting for the first time. what does that mean for his immediate future? how limiting, is it frustrating for him? how limiting is that for him? >> it won't be limiting at all for him. i mean, he's going to reside obviously in connecticut and he's out of jail. you know? he said to me yesterday, look, a dog. i haven't seen a dog in 12 years and began to pet it. he's not going to worry about an ankle bracelet. they could put bracelets on both arms and legs of his, he wouldn't care. he's just glad to be out and he's enjoying the time. that's for sure.
it was a long struggle but a lot to celebrate. >> also must be mentioned that martha moxley's killer, if it is not michael, is still out there and her family is looking for answers and looking for justice. wh who do you think did it? >> that's for another time. i can tell you this, i can tell you this much, i know, that i know, that i know, michael skakel did not kill martha moxley. for the sake of mrs. moxley, who is a very nice woman, the real person needs to go to jail, not michael skakel. i would want that the if that were my family. >> looking for answers since 1975. vito, colucci, thanks for coming in and giving us that perspective. >> thank you, kate. two teen girls were arrested in the case regarding rebecca
welcome back to "new day." figurative mushroom cloud rising over the senate as democrats launch the so-called nuclear option, voting to change the rules so presidential nominees can be approved by a simple majority vote. gop lawmakers call it a power grab and say democrats will regret it. it means no more filibusters for most executive or judicial nominees, excluding those chosen for the supreme court. it is the third and final day of nuclear talks with iran. still no sign of a deal. representatives from six
countries all in geneva trying to convince the iranians to curb the nuclear programs in exchange for loosening of economic sanctions. the major sticking points right now, iran's demand that the west recognize what it call its right to enrich uranium. police in a town are trying to figure out who would put a bomb inside a teddy bear. it smelled like gasoline and had wires attached to it. he left it on his porch and called police. a bomb squad detonated the bear. a crime lab will try to figure out exactly who made it. we are expecting a massachusetts chemist to plead guilty to faking lab results in criminal cases. those questionable results jeopardized thousands of con jictions. the judge has indicted -- indicated she would impose a sentence of no more than three to five years if the plea was changed to guilty. praise for a north carolina police officer who put himself
in danger to stop a wrong-way driver tuesday going 60 miles an hour, andrew schofield got his car between the other driver and oncoming cars and turn on his sirens. the officer stopped his car and took the collision. schofield was treated for minor injuries after the crash. the driver was diabetic and may have been having a seizure at the time. just an idea of how brave the men and women in uniform are. our congratulations to him. we hope he has a speedy recovery. chris, those are your headlines. charges were dropped against two florida teens accused of bullying a 12-year-old to death. the controversy around this case is ongoing. is charging kids with felonies the key to stopping bullying? it's a provocative question. if that's not the answer, what is? standing by is one of the people alleged to have been involved in this crime along with her family and lawyer, mr. jose baez. first, let's take a look back at what this story was all about. >> reporter: the charges against two teenage girls in florida may
be dropped. the fight against cyberbullying is far from over. >> our stance has not changed one bit. >> right. >> if you bully, if it rises to the level of stalking we'll arrest you. >> last month sheriff grady judd arrests the teens now 13 and 14 for aggravated assault after allegations they bullied rebecca sedwick online, leading her to commit suicide. >> if the same set of circumstances occurred today, i would make the same arrest. >> reporter: investigators say they torments sedwick for months with messages like why don't you go kill yourself. >> i just don't understand how anybody could be cruel to another human being like that. >> reporter: now the youngest girl's attorney, jose baez. >> not guilty. >> well known for representing casey anthony says his client is the victim. calling the sheriff reckless. >> in the state of florida, they are public record. it is against the law for me not
to release names and photographs. >> reporter: baez demanded an apology from judd. but the sheriff isn't budging. >> we did exactly what we set out to do. had there been no arrest, there would be no counseling for these two girls who bullied rebecca sedwick. and that's what we were after. >> so joining us this morning is 13-year-old kaitlyn roman, her dad and her mother as well as, of course, criminal defense attorney jose baez. thank you to all of you for joining us. >> good morning. >> when you watch that story, kaitlyn, everybody has seen this in terms of the arrest and what it meant and what happened. what does it mean to you, what you lived through here? what do you take from all this? >> all this that happened, i want to make all this negative stuff a positive. i want to move on from this and become a better person. >> when you look back and we now know what happened to rebecca, when you look back on things, what do you think it was?
do you look back on things that happened with you and the other girls and rebecca and say i wish this hadn't happened? >> yes, there were things i couldn't change but i didn't really do anything wrong. >> when you say you didn't do anything wrong, you didn't do anything you thought would make this happen? >> yes. >> because i know it can get rough with kids, right? >> yes. >> especially girls. boys, too. i have them both as children. girls can be mean to each other, right? and what do you think you've learned here because of everything that's happened? >> well, maybe you should watch what you say and words do hurt. you should use them carefully and try not to hurt people's feelings. >> certainly this is a hard thing for you to live with also now, right? >> yes. it was very hard to deal with this. >> and what do you do, what do you tell yourself in terms of how to move forward, live your life? because you're so young. >> i want to stop bullying and help anyone that's getting
bullied. i don't want this to happen to anyone else. >> you're one of those kids now, if you see somebody saying things or doing things, you'll be one of the kids that step up now? >> yes. >> not easy, right? >> not that easy. >> because the pressure is always telling us as long as it's not me who's getting bullied, keep on moving. it's hard to stand up. do you think you can do it? >> uh-huh. >> it comes to the question of whenever a child is involved in something, as old as you are, you're still somebody's child. you still have your parents. in this situation there was a lot of shock to you because there was an arrest. you're all of a sudden in the system. when you look back as parents, emili emilio, i'll start with you. what is the lesson as a parent and what you have to watch for with kids? >> well, you know, you really have to be on top of them a lot more. i feel real bad about what happened to rebecca. i had a child that got killed by a car. i know how she must feel right
now. but i think that you know, you really need to look at everything they do. you need to be on top of them more. that's all. it's kind of hard when you're computer illlliterate. i'm going to take a class so i know all that stuff. i'm not really good with the computers and all that stuff. that was one of the -- but she didn't do any bullying is the thing. he keeps saying that she was. and basically it was a fight a year ago and that was it. there was no contact between her and the other girl, none. >> what did you know about what was going on between the girls? something happened. there was some dynamic in play over the course of just about a year that was obviously very painful to this kid, rebecca sedwick. what did you know at the time? >> i knew that kaitlyn and rebecca were probably best friends, that they had had some issues together that they ended a friendship but kaitlyn and rebecca were best friends.
this is a tragic thing that happened to rebecca's mom. but i also have a kid that was also affected by this whole thing. and how did i feel about did katie do something, is that what you're asking me? >> what the dynamic was. we have to move past the blame. in these situations you have to understand how to parent through these types of situations. they're going on whether your eyes are open or not. the question is, what do you see now and what you could have done in this situation as kids dynamics we're best friends, the next day we hate each other. it goes back and forth. >> this was a typical teenager fight. i think that what happened with rebecca happened with any child that goes through depression. i think that rebecca was depressed and i know that all the other girls that were involved in this probably made the situation worse, but i think that rebecca was also depressed.
>> well, kids can be fragile. >> we need to watch our children for depression. >> she was very fragile. i knew her. >> those are things we can't anticipate but it's why you have to check your behavior. i know it's hard with the cyberbullying and everything. but what would you do differently going forward? your husband was speaking to the fact you want to be able to check the devices. >> cell phones. >> ask your child how they are every day after school. see if they're having problems in school. see if there are any problems with other children. >> because sometimes it's not aware. is that a fair thing? sometimes even though you're smart and sophisticated, you're a teenager now, you may not know that you're being mean the way you're being. you may not know that this is a problem because you're just living your life and this is how kids are? do you think that's a fair -- not a criticism but a fair observation of what can happen with kids, after the fact you know because you got yelled at.
after the fact you know because someone told you it was wrong. in the moment, did you ever think i wonder what this is doing to rebecca? >> i did i felt bad but you know, i can't change it now but i want to move past it. >> chris, let's -- let's separate the cause from the actual facts. the facts are that they got into a school yard fight almost a year prior. >> i got it. jose, i'm not cutting you off. i want to do another segment on this. stay with us. let's take a commercial and i want to discuss how you see the case, how it developed and what's going on now with kaitlyn going forward. it's not over for her yet either. okay? we'll take a quick break. stick with us. more of this discussion on the other side. i'm a careful investor.
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okay, back with me is 13-year-old kaitlyn roman, her dad and her mother as well as criminal defense attorney jose baez. as we were talking, there is frustration on your part. i'm asking what have you learned, what have you learned? it is important for people to know, jose, that don't treat her like something she did was wrong, because that's not what has been reflected by the investigation. >> i've gone through all of the evidence, the thousands of pages of discovery that are clear and the one thing that is clear is that kaitlyn, there's not one single incident of kaitlyn cyberbullying anyone. >> so the sheriff's contention
that yes, we dropped the criminal charges but that's only because these kids are young enough to be in juvey and they're going to get the treatment they need in juvey -- >> let me make something clear. that's a lie. what he's doing is trying to put a spin on this. we, as the defense team, have arranged for kaitlyn to get counseling, not only because of losing her best friend but for what this sheriff has done to her. he's trying to say how glad he is that she is getting counseling and that was his goal all along. i don't think his job is calling them little felons, putting their mug shot on tv, going on, calling them attackers. i'm outraged by his conduct. there was zero evidence against kaitlyn. they got into a fight in school almost a year prior and that was
the end of their interaction with the exception of a couple of text messages. and those were not even inflammatory. so for him to come out and -- he's really trying to save his public image here. at this stage. you don't make arrests first and get evidence later. and especially when you're dealing with children. >> so michelle, where does that put your head and your heart in this situation? >> it makes me mad. my kid has been put up with another child as one of the most wanted criminals in the world. i've had people at my house. i've had death threats on my child. i've had to be afraid to come back to my own home, all because her photo was released -- >> and address. >> photo, address and phone numbers. my child couldn't go anywhere without people seeing her face. everyone knows her face because,
isn't everyone innocent until proven guilty? >> that's the way the system is supposed to work. the question is, how do we apply the system to these situations? look, nobody's going to believe it more than you now that bullying is a problem. >> i get it. i get it. >> we see it with kids all the time. we're always trying to figure out how to take the next step to show it's not tolerated. this sheriff became a heroic figure because he took the steps to make sure it wouldn't happen again. what do we do? what's the answer? >> in an attempt to try and bring awareness and do the right thing to a very serious situation, these two children, specifically this child -- >> it's important to distinguish, right? >> yes. >> i don't represent -- >> the facts lead in different directions when we're talking about the other girl involved. >> correct. >> true? >> correct. this child here did nothing
wrong, did no criminal acts. and i think -- i certainly believe that there's possibly a place in the justice system for bullying, but this was not the case. she's here to show her face, a face of innocence, not on a mug shot. that's important to kaitlyn. >> and in talking to you, kaitlyn, it seems like it's also important to you that, look, you're so young. you don't want to be what this incident is about. you want to be what your life is going forward. you say you're going to choose to make this something that's positive for you and something that can help you moving forward. how are you going to do that? >> well, i want to start a campaign. i want to help other kids stop bullying. i want to do lots of things. >> tell him about -- >> i want to see if i can work with the anti-bullying guy. >> as somebody who you understand the problem. you may not have been the problem but you understand it by
living through all of this. what do you want to tell other kids if they're listening and saying i don't know what happened there but i can say what i want, that's just how kids are. what do you say to them? >> you can bully and maybe not even know you're doing it. you just need to look at yourself and say, wait, am i doing something wrong here. >> if we start looking at ourselves even when we're young maybe that's the best remedy we have right now for this situation. thank you, katelyn for being here, michelle, emilio, i appreciate you coming here. i know this is hard. you feel like victims also in this situation. jose, thank you for representing the legal side of it. coming up next on "new day," the nation looks back a half century after president kennedy was killed in dallas. we're going to talk with a kennedy expert about why his assassination still fascinates the country. ♪ can you tell me where he's gone ♪
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are such a significant day as we pause and reflect these 50 years that have passed. what do you think about, let's look at these poll numbers again, it's interesting to see that since his death, his approval rating was 58%. it's 90% now, all these years later. >> it's remarkable. the assassination obviously has something to do with this sort of golden tragic legacy of the man. we're always going to remember him as this charismatic, handsome, movie star figure. if his presidency had gone on, it might not have been so successful and obviously it had great flaws. >> there is something about revisionist history, we tend to overlook the flaws of people
we've lost prematurely. >> absolutely. look at princess diana, for example, she will always be this golden figure because of the tragic circumstances of her death. >> i think it's extension beyond the figure as well that winds up figuring into this. it was such a flash point in history. we started the segment with a song a man was singing it, written by moms mably, the back comedi comedian. it made john kennedy to a reflection of all of us at that time and that, do you believe, is a big part of the enduring strength of the image. >> absolutely. we remembered this man at the absolute apex of his power and charisma and charm and we will always remember him that way, because he didn't have the chance to live any longer. >> you've studied the man, the president, and that day especially, more than most. it's a great book that you wrote. how do you think that day has, how that moment, how that day changed the country in. >> i think it's been referred to as the day that america lost its
innocence. i'm not old enough to remember it but it was a much more innocent time in america and it affects my book in the sense the warren commission staffers come to washington believing the government will tell them the truth, believing the cia and fbi will not hide evidence from them. it's after the kennedy assassination, the warren commission our national cynicism grows so strongly. >> do you think that fuels why people continue to be so fascinated with the conspiracy theories around his assassination? >> absolutely. it refers back to our original question, it is hard for people to imagine that the most powerful and glamorous man on the face of the earth could have his life ended in a millisecond and the course of history changed by this one young unstable man with a $21 mail order rifle. >> it's interesting, i've been thinking about the flame and how it burns on sort of in perpetuity and we talk about the evolution of a memory, these 50 years, and i'm sort of thinking about the next 50 years. there is concern that those, you
don't have a memory of that time. kate and i and chris, we weren't alive at the time. so you think about how time protracts. i wonder how that will evolve going into the future, the memory of this president. >> indeed, i think kennedy is so iconic and oliver stone made him iconic in many ways as well, that this will go on, our children and grandchildren will know about john kennedy. >> i'm curious about the shape, it's become fairytale already. >> we've learned many ugly things about the kenly presidency in the years since and as your poll shows it still doesn't affect his standing with the american public. >> i think that's about extension of the symbol to the rest of society, that if somebody remains just a man or just a woman, eventually they're going to get torn down because they're human and there's fallibility and we see it in him and us and everybody else.
he represents where we were as a country after that. in reading your book, now that i had a chance to get through it, i felt one of the warren commission was a problem they wound up playing politics in a situation that really didn't benefit from it and so much of the speculation that came out of the lack of an answer is because people were covering for themselves during the commission itself. did you find that? >> absolutely. you also have the kennedy family campaigning to preserve a golden memory of the president and that meant some evidence didn't get reviewed, the autopsy photos of the president don't get in viewed because the kennedy family does not want to leave the american public with these awful images. >> the book that chris is referring to and fiphilip shena "a cruel and shocking act." catch the documentary "the assassination of president kennedy" it will air tonight on this anniversary at 9:00 eastern right here on cnn. philip, thank you so much for joining us on this special day. >> thank you. >> we may have you stay around, because as we go through the
ceremonies going on, maybe a chance to have more discussion. we'll take a break here now. coming up on "new day," continued live coverage of the 50th anniversary of the death of jfk. we'll take to you arlington national cemetery, a series of tributes you'll want to see, so stay with us. ♪ morning, turtle. ♪ my friends are all around me ♪ my friends, they do surround me ♪ ♪ i hope this never ends
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you're looking live at arlington national cemetery where the eternal flame surely burns at his grave. the fallen president remembered at this hour with the wreath laying at arlington national cemetery. we'll take you there live and in a few hours there will be a memorial at dealey plaza in dallas, the first official ceremony ever held at the shot where he was shot in 1963, the day filled with meaning. right now you're listening to a song lie moms mabley, the black comedian, it was a reflection of all of us, when she says my friend john, my friend martin, martin luther king, one of the reason this day lives so much is how attached they were to the man. >> we continue to follow the events throughout the hour and watching one of the day's top big stories, democrats in the senate making an historic move changing rules to allow most presidential nominees to pass with a simple majority. republicans call it a power grab. let's get straight to cnn's
chief congressional correspondent, dana bash. >> reporter: for years just the threat of this major rules changed called the nuclear option had been enough to force the parties to compromise because the alternative was thought to be mutually assured destruction. now democrats launched and republicans are threatening to retaliate. john mccain is a republican who tends to work across the aisle and says by detonating the nuclear option, democrats may have blown up any remnants of senate by partisanship. >> it puts a chill on everything that requires bipart sanship. >> reporter: republican feathers are so ruffled, agreement on issues that should pass may be harder to find. >> there are going to be difficulties from time to time where cooperation was probably the case in the past and will not be now. >> reporter: the historic rules change strips republicans of their power to block the president's executive and judicial nominees, except the supreme court. instead of 60 votes to break a
filibuster it's now 51 votes, a simple majority. it's called the nuclear option for good reason. just a few years ago even democratic leader harry reid said he wouldn't do it, saying it would be -- >> a black chapter in the history of the senate. >> reporter: so what about now? why isn't this a black chapter in. >> things have changed dramatically since 2005, dramatically. for the last four and a half years, they have done everything they can to deny the fact that obama was elected and then reelected. >> reporter: translation? gop obstruction is unprecedented. to back that up, democrats point to statistic frs from the nonpartisan, about 82% of filibusters have been during the obama administration. >> in summary, this is a power grab. >> reporter: angry republicans don't necessarily dispute democrat statistics about nominees they have blocked.
instead they point to how many judges they have confirmed, 215, and rejected five. the president opposed this tactic as a senator when democrats were in the minority. >> if they choose to change the rules and put an end to democratic debate, then the fighting and the bitterness and the gridlock will only get worse. >> reporter: he's changed his tune, too. >> the vote today i think is an indication that a majority of senators believe, as i believe that enough is enough. >> reporter: they get it, they know the landmark rules change benefits them now but could hurt them someday when and if they lose control of the senate and back up in the minority but chris they essentially shrugged their shoulders and say they prefer to take that risk now than deal with the continued obstructi obstructionism that they're dealing with. >> dana thank you very much. joining us is a supporter of reid's decision to invoke the nuclear option, mr. tim kane. thank you for joining us. >> good morning, chris.
>> thanks for joining us. >> you bet. >> we call it the nuclear option because we don't want to use it, it's not supposed to be an option, all of you said it's a bad option. the leaders said it would be a black chapter and then you did it. why? >> well, chris, i don't think it's a bad option at all. i was the presiding officer in a wonderful senate, the virginia senate. we didn't have filibuster, we didn't have cloture. we didn't have holds. we did things on majority vote but the virginia senate was a very special place for these reasons. it was a small and intimate body where people have longer terms, and because senate districts are larger than house districts it tends to produce more moderate candidates. that's what's special about this place, the intimate size, the long terms, the fact that statewide elected candidates tend to be more moderate, there's no reason that changing this to majority rule on appointments will create ill will. state legislative bodies, senates do this every day. they find ways to work together,
people of goodwill will find ways to work together here. >> senator, i understand that but it sounds almost polyana-ish. senator mcconnell said we told you not to do this and when the out party becomes the in party you will pay. where is this area of goodwill? >> chris i've lived under a system where i've seen the democrats in the minority and the majority. i've seen an executive that was republican or democrat. of course in voting for this we recognize there would be a day where democrats would be in the minority as well but on presidential appointments, a president's election carries a mandate, to assemble a team. there has been a historic abuse of this in the senate. the candidate that really caused this thing to break was patty mullette, a virginian nominated for the d.c. court of appeals, she worked under presidents bush and obama, argued more cases
than all but a handful of lawyers in history, military spouse, unquestioned qualifications, if she cannot get confirmed in this body no one can get confirmed for any position and it was important that we allow these confirmations to go forward so that the people's business can get done. >> 168 filibusters of presidential nominees, nearly half, 82 have happened during the obama administration. what does that number mean to you? >> what it means to me is, frankly, that the other side has tried to use the senate rules to what i call nullify the law. if they can't change the law -- so there's a law that says the d.c. circuit is supposed to be 11 judges. that's a congressional law, not a presidential declaration. if they can't change that law what they try to do is nullify the law by not appointing judges. they've done it by not appointing the head of the consumer finance protection bureau for years, the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms. they wouldn't put commissioners into the national labor relations board. they can't change the law so
they try to nullify the law by not putting in the folks to run the agencies or fill out these court vacancies. that's why they've abused it. we can't allow a senate rule to be used to nullify american law. >> i understand what you're saying, senator. i against the confusion or frustration is what we're seeing is a reflection of the inability of the democrats and the republicans to work together. nobody disagrees on that. it's a simple proposition. >> completely agree. >> this is not a fix to that. at what point will we see some of our elected leaders finding a way to do the job you're elected to do? because this decision that you just made does not help the situation. >> i completely disagree with you. look, chris, again, i have worked in a legislative body that operated by majority rule and we worked together fine. this will not make anything worse. you can work together in a majority rule situation, just like you can with filibusters, holds and clotures. i actually believe that the senate rules were impeding us working together and look, the senate this year has passed
historic immigration reform. we passed an historic mark and place fairness act last week, historic bill lgbt americans couldn't be discriminated against in the workplace, the senate is doing things, we are reaching across the aisle and solving problems. this will not change that in one respect. >> senator, you just shut down the government. you just had a senator reading "green eggs and ham" on the senate floor for what, 20 plus hours. >> chris, chris, the senate did not shut down the government. the senate -- there was only a tiny minority of senators who wanted to shut down the government, and the senate wanted to keep it open. this is a change in senate rules in a body that passed immigration reform, that passed in the last week and is doing significant work. are we always at our best every day, no, we're not but this change in rules, despite all the teeth gnashing and calling it a
nuclear option, this will not cause any diminution in our ability to work together. that's judgment of goodwill and inclination of the people walking in the building every day, that's no different than yesterday. we still want to find common ground because that's what our voters want to do. >> i agree with the last 110% and i hope i'm completely wrong about everything else. i hope this change has the effect that you say it will because we sorely need better stuff out of d.c. senator, thank you very much. happy early thanksgiving to your family. >> you bet, thank you, chris. looking at your other headlines, still no deal in the final round of nuclear talks with iran. the u.s., russia, china, france, britain and germany all with negotiators in geneva trying to get the iranians to halt their nuclear programs in exchange for an easing of economic sanctions, iran's insistence that the west recognize its right to enrich
uranium appears to be holding up the agreement. a mixed message from president hamid karzai could be threatening the deal, he urged tribal elders to approve the agreement to keep support troops in afghanistan through 204 but also says the pact should not be signed until after afghanistan elect a new president in april. the obama administration wants the deal signed by the end of the the year. disturbing allegations of racial bullying at san jose state university in california, three students have been suspended and are charged with a hate crime for allegedly bullying a black roommate. they're accused of clamping a bicycle lock around his neck and decorated their four bedroom suite with the confederate flag, nazi symbols and a white board with a racial epithet. michael skakel is a free man pending a new trial. he has spent the last 11 years in prison for the murder of martha maxly back in 1975. he has been released on $1.2 million bail.
connecticut judge ordered a retrial ruling that skakel's original lawyer presented an inadequate defense. imagine encountering this during rush hour, a small plane having engine trouble made an emergency landing on an interstate highway in maine. the roadway filled with cars during the evening commute, miraculously the pilot maneuvered around the traffic, no vehicles were damaged and there were no injuries, but it did cause a ten-mile backup. not a sight you see every day. >> backup understandable. the fact that he avoided -- >> avoided all the vehicle, i'm sure there were tense moments in the air and on the ground. >> very impressive. impressive is indra taking a look at the forecast across the nation. >> i like the dramatic pause. you can just end right there. i love it, michaela. temperatures dropping for the weekend especially into the mid-atlantic and northeast. preview here, boston 47 today.
you think it's cold. don't think about xwlcomplainin. sunday 29 degrees for your high. atlanta 66 to 46. so much going on in the east, yet it's not the big story. it's out west, this big snowmaker is out there, not only a snowmaker t is a rainmaker. we're talking about heavy amounts of snow as we start the weekend through colorado, albuquerque and california and the mountains a foot of snow with very cold snow 3,000 feet. that's a cold system out there. tons of moisture with it so it's not cold enough to snow, a lot of rain will be expected. flooding concerns expected in through arizona where they could see three to five inches of rain. that's one system. the other affecting the eastern half of the country is the cold front that brought the light showers in the midwest. today stretching from the northeast back through texas, not again a big rainmaker, light showers, maybe about an inch in the northeast, about two to
three inches toward arkansas and mississippi, but overall it's the cold air, behind the cold front we already gave you that preview, give you a better picture here, temperatures, pittsburgh, 52, you're above normal today. you might see some light rain. i don't think you'll be complaining though. new york city 55, that's today, i'm jumping you through sunday again because it's a big reminder. new york city down to the freezing mark. 32, pittsburgh, remember that, 26 degrees, that is going to be your high on sunday, and to make it worse we'll throw in a little bit of snow, that's the upside of it, a little bit pretty. >> 26, that is cold. >> with some wind, too. i want to add that in well. >> you notice she's changing it, it's pretty. >> that's progress. >> coming off like jack frost, big smile on her face, it's going to be windy and cold. >> you know me too well. coming up on "new day," brand new surveillance video of that georgia teenager found dead in a high school gym mat, why it may present more questions than answers. plus the nation is marking
high school gym mat. his death ruled an accident but his family suspected murder. soon details suggesting sloppy forensic work emerged and kendrick's body had his internal organs removed and replaced by newspaper. cnn obtained surveillance videos and victor bracwell has been going through them. you brought the surveillance videos to experts. talk about what they found in that gym. >> three answers to the johnsons and their attorney's questions. first the johnsons did not see a time stamp in any of the video to organize the hundreds of hours of video. our expert found one. also the johnsons and their attorneys were questioning the jumpy video. our expert found that's indicative of motion activated systems, so that was not indicative of editing. also that single angle that showed where kendrick johnson was found dead, that image was blurred. the johnsons thought that was done intentionally. our expert said no. answers to those questions but
he found an even bigger question. >> there are four cameras in the gym that records motion from when the lights turn on in the morning until when the lights are turned off at night except for the area of interest. >> reporter: the moments before kendrick johnson enters the gym, look at what happens to the recordings from these four cameras in the gym. the time is recorded with the video. the first camera captures images from the start of the day until 12:04 p.m., then nothing. it picks up again at 1:09 p.m. there's consistent surveillance from the second camera until 11:05 a.m., then it stops and picks up again more than two hours later at 1:15 p.m. the third camera also drops at 11:05 a.m., it picks up again at 1:16 p.m., and from the final camera, there's surveillance until 12:04 p.m., no recording for more than an hour, then it picks up again at 1:09 p.m.
>> i would absolutely expect there to be some record of that activity and we don't have any here. >> reporter: here's why fredericks would have expected the motion activated system to record during that time. during that hour and five minutes, several students are seen walking into and out of the old gym from the surveillance camera just outside the gym door. we count seven male students, and three of them walk into the gym within three minutes prior to kendrick johnson walking in. >> i can't tell you whether there was no information recorded in the digital video system or whether somebody made an error and didn't capture it or whether somebody just didn't provide it. >> we sent a long list of questions a week ago to attorneys for the school district, and the sheriff's office. no answer yet from the sheriff's office but the attorney for the school district says no comment. however, that attorney has offered to make the hard drive, the original hard drive available to the court, chris. >> that's key, victor. each one of these discoveries
you have to follow them down the road and the question here i guess will be can they find this video that fills in the gaps, anything on that, any suggestion? >> no guarantee, and grant fred ricks, the expert you just heard from said there's a possibility the video is gone forever. this happened on january 10th and 11th. the attorney for the family didn't request that the hard drives be preserved until february 26th, more than 45 days later, and depending on the system's rotation, seven days, 15 days, 30 days, old information could have been recorded over long before that request came in, chris. >> all right, victor thank you for staying on the story. demands answers, way too many questions. at least we're starting to find our way in a direction. thank you very much. >> thanks, chris. it takes him less than two seconds to reach the kennedy's car during the presidential motorcade, but it took secret service agent clint hill 12 years to break his silence to "60 minutes" about that fateful day in dallas. listen here. >> you couldn't have gotten
there. you don't, you surely don't have any sense of guilt about that? >> yes, i certainly do. i have a great deal of guilt about that. had i turned in a different directi direction, i'd have made it. that was my fault. >> now on the 50th anniversary, clint hill has penned an insider account into the days before and after president kennedy's anassation called "five days in november." clint hill, former secret service agent to the kennedy family is joining us now this morning. mr. hill, thank you so much for your time. >> thank you. it's a pleasure to be here. >> of course. so 50 years to the day. do you still feel that sense of guilt? >> well, i have some sense of failure on my part because of the responsibility we were given to protect the president and we were unable to do so.
the true sense of guilt has somewhat been alleviated and that's a bit helpful to me, especially since i've had the help of a young lady named lisa mcgovern write a couple books and the last one being "five days in november" that's given me a chance to kind of unload the baggage that i was holding deep within me and it's been beneficial, cathartic to help me a great deal. >> of course, no one would ever think there was anything more that you could have done in those moments that no one could expect what happened, 50 years later do you still remember it with the clarity like it was yesterday? >> yes, i do remember it, every moment of it, just like it just happened. >> can you walk us through what you saw? what was it from your perspective? what did you see that day as you were in dallas near dealey plaza? >> well, i was on the car immediately behind the presidential vehicle on the
left-hand side running board in the forward position. we had been scanning the area as we proceeded down the streets, and when we got to the corner of houston and elm, we had noticed that there was this building in front of us, some of the windows were open but there was nothing unusual there. we had faced that same situation all the way up and down main street in dallas. the crowds kind of dropped off there on elm street. i was scanning to my left and i heard this explosive noise over my right shoulder. i didn't recognize it as a shot immediately, but i knew something was wrong, because when i looked toward that noise i only got as far as the presidential vehicle. i saw the president react. he grabbed at his throat, he moved to his left. i knew something was wrong, so i jumped and ran, trying to get up on the back of the presidential vehicle to form a shield or barrier behind president and mrs. kennedy to prevent anything further from happening. >> and then when you saw the
president's face, what did you see? >> well, just before i got to the car there was a third shot that rang out, hit the president in the head, and when that happened, because it was so explosive and caused eruption of material out of his head, mrs. kennedy got up in the trunk trying to retrieve some of the material, i got up there and pushed her back into the back seat, and then the president's body fell to its left into her lap with his head, the right side of his face was up, and i could see his eyes were fixed, i could see through the skull area, the brain matter was gone. sumd it w i assumed it was a fatal wound and he was dead. >> do you remember what you were thinking in that moment when you saw what happened in front of you, that had never happened before, no one would ever think that this could happen to any president especially someone as loved as him? >> well, my thought process immediately was let's get to a hospital, just in case he can be resuscitated or revived, but i
was sure that that would not be the case. i was very upset and, but i had a job to do and i placed myself up in a position to prevent any further damage from being done because i had no idea if there were going to be more shots fired. sumd the i assumed there would be but there were not. >> you saw the kennedy through their mourning even having to tell robert kennedy that his brother had died. you were assigned to mrs. kennedy's detail after the death of her husband. what was that like? how was she changed after that day, because you were in such close proximity. >> i stayed with her for a full year after the assassination. and the spark until her eyes was gone, that wonderful smile she had was very, very few times you ever saw it again. so she changed remarkably. she really wanted to do whatever she could to make sure people
remembered her husband and worked to establish a library up in boston, in his name. so her primary focus was making sure the children are okay and making sure she did whatever she could to help the president's memory be retained by as many people as possible. >> and you did the very same. clinton hill, thank you for your service and thank you for your time this morning. former secret service agent, also the author of "five days in november." on this 50th anniversary, thank you so much. >> thank you. it's been a pleasure to be here >> thank you very much. coming up next on "new day," a wreath laying ceremony is about to begin at arlington cemetery to honor president kennedy. we're going to take you to it live after the break.
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president john f. kennedy. we heard them play "taps" after the presentment of colors, jeanne kennedy smith the president's sister is there and the ceremony is moving along and we'll let you watch it. >> philip shehene is with us once again, expert on the kennedy family as well as at sass nation we are marking today, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of president kennedy. when you see that eternal flame and you see these somber moments that 50 years later the country comes together to honor the president and we talked to ed lavandera earlier and he said he was surprised to see othousands of people still flocking to dallas to mark this moment. what do you think that signifies? what does today mean for the kr i? >> i'm struck by how unique this is to john kennedy. there's no other president in our lifetime that has had this effect on us and still having this effect on us, no other president we stop and mourn as we do john kennedy and you probably have to look back to franklin roosevelt or abraham lincoln for that public emotion
about a senate leader. >> symbolism and significance, jeanne kennedy smith laying the wreath because? >> well obviously one of the last of the survivors of that generation of the kennedy family. she is the last who carries the flame literally here. >> she is one of only two presidents could be buried at arlington national cemetery. when i was reading back and jackie kennedy was asked her wishes for his funeral, for his burial, she said her wishes were stated as he belongs to the people. >> there was a debate where he should be buried, should be buried in his home city of boston or arlington and the decision was made it would be a national, since he was such a national figure it had to be arlington. >> i was talking to clint hill the secret service agent with the family on that day and saying how she had lost the twinkle in her eye after that day, he had spent a long time with her. how do you think she changed after the assassination, kind of what her legacy then is along
with her husband's? >> she tried to establish a life for herself in washington after the assassination but learned almost instantly she was this global celebrity like no other. there were paparazzi posted outside her home in washington. she realized she would never have the same life again and she leaves for new york where she can have ultimate privacy she believes. >> let's get back to the moment though, that's what today is and they're obviously trying to blend the personal and the presidential here. we saw family members coming up, we're going to hear bagpipes at some point. michaela you were saying they had special significance for the. the. >> absolutely. you know on a day talking about blending family and blending tradition. apparently the former president or jfk and his wife had heard the black watch regiment pipes and drums play several years before and he had commented to his wife that he really enjoyed it and really liked it, he found it very stirring and moving. she remembered that and they played at his funeral so it's significant that two of the
performers, the imtoo erimpiper be here. it's interesting to point out they're professional musicians but still deployed. these are infantry soldiers, right up to now, they're being deployed currently. there's significance in every move that we see today. >> just taking a moment to watch as a somber moment. >> we'll bring you back to the ceremony in a moment. stay with us. smoke? no, i'm good. ♪ [ male announcer ] every time you say no to a cigarette, you celebrate a little win. nicorette mini delivers fast craving relief in just 3 minutes. double your chances of quitting with nicorette mini.
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welcome back to "new day." let's go to indra and get a check of what the forecast looks like. look at that snow. >> seasons are a-changing. this is a good two to four inches of snow denver yesterday. the question, is there more snow in the forecast? you'll love it, yes there is, especially if you're on the west coast. you can tell that system has
moved out of denver but plenty more snow is on the way as the system sags farther down to the south, so where it's cold we'll be seeing snow, on the back side of it where it's warm a lot of rain. how much snow are they expecting, so much, a foot or two of snow around colorado especially around telluride, resorts love that, albuquerque in the mountains and west coast by california we're talking about over a foot of snow so definitely a big snowmaker, great for the resorts and also unfortunately means flooding concerns. three to five inches of rain in the arizona area, never a good thing in a short period of time. that will be a big story out west as we go through the weekend. for the rest of the country here is the huge cold front extending ohio valley through texas, this guy making its way across slowly, already in the northeast starting to see light showers and that's the key, light showers. we're only talking about an inch or so of rain in the mid-atlantic and northeast, down around mississippi and arkansas could you get about two to three inches not the big story with the cold front, the temperatures will be getting everyone's
attention. i think by now everyone knows but in case you're that first guy who hasn't paid attention, chicago today 39. sunday down to 25. new york city today 55, some light showers but try sunday, 32 degrees and we're going to be talking about those temperatures obviously at freeze so long yes a little bit of dusting of snow on sunday morning. >> you're so happy about it. >> i'll be in bed and cuddling. there's a big difference not having to walk out in it. >> thanks, indra. i have somebody i really want you to meet, my friend brian has quite a story to tell and a piece of video we want to show you. to do that we must retire to the couch. that's mine. >> that's mine. that's mine. >> come on, carl. that's mine. kyle. >> revenge is best served with 272 horses. get the best offers of the season now, lease the 2014 atx
for around $299 a month with premium care maintenance included. >> well, well, well, what a story to tell you now, a story we told you here on "new day," the video is breathtaking a car flying through the air, tumbling, tearing apart, littering the desert with debris. looks like it could be something out of a movie set but oh no that was real life. and the man, brian gillespie, the driver of that car, hard to imagine anybody could survive that crash he not only survived, but is he here with us in studio. mr. brian, my brother, it is nice to see you looking so hail and hearty my friend. >> it's nice to be here, let me tell you.. >> for more reasons than one. >> so first of all we need to just run down some of the things that happened to you. concussion, collapsed lung, sprained wrist, sprained finger, a gash on your shin, broken blood vessels in your face yet you're sitting here in front of us and look completely fine. how are you feeling? >> i feel great. the only residual thing i have in my left eye a little bit of blood inside the cornea, and it
obscures my vision but i've been noticing it gets better every day. >> it's a special car, a hybrid and you're trying to test that genre or capability. >> not anymore. >> that was what the shape of the car was. >> correct, very aerodynamic. knead it easier to go faster. >> safety wise it wasn't a honda hybrid anymore which is the reason you're talking to me right now. >> exactly. honda makes a super safe car but this type of race something not what it's designed to do. company in california auto power built the roll cage. i said give me something i can roll down the salt at 2 hub miles an hour and that's the cage they built. >> i know this is the business that you're in but when you don't have any memory of the actual crash? >> no memory of actually crashing. i have memories up until third gear, taking off down the salt,
everything was fine. i'm starting to get little flashes of stuff coming in, you know, not sure if they're manufactured or real memories of it. >> interesting. >> we're trying to recover the in-car video. both cameras were destroyed that were inside the car. >> what do you think when you see the video today? >> you know, there's a little bit of a detachment there. i certainly know that it was capable of doing that and that's why all the safety systems are there. the southern california timing association has strict rules on what safety equipment has to be in a car and they have a safety crew on hand there so you know, we knew it was a possibility. it's not something you really worry about other than knowing that it's a possibility. >> or you wouldn't get behind the wheel. >> i understand you are not alone in this world, you have family that love you dearly and very much and your son was there and saw this all happen. >> my son was there. he was spared the really gruesome details. >> thank goodness. >> because there's a lot of dust behind. we're on a dry lake when we do
these runs so we can't hit anything and he was coming up in a chase vehicle but it was rather disturbing to come up and see the debris field. there were sports strewn for hundreds and hundreds of yards. >> and part of it you want that distribution of energy right when these things happen to help you. >> yes. >> you say you don't remember, but obviously it's going to be so important to know how this happened, because she starts to turn, and whether it was wheel, was there power distribution issue or what do you think happened that started turning her sideways? >> it could have been a number of things. basically looking at the video i can tell the back end was getting pretty light. normally when i was running because i was in the points lead or second in the points lead i would be the second one out on the course, the course would be clean, everything was great but i think the combination of being later in the day with a churned up course, the back end being very light, once the car started to move, you can't really make quick adjustments at that speed. everything is just you know barely moving it and it just got out of control and then you can see actually the left front
starts to dig in. you see a huge blum of dust come off the back and see the front end start to dip down. typically they flat spin. it's rare for them to roll. >> how fast were you before this happened? >> 178 according to the data log. >> what's the fastest you've ever reached? >> the day before i went 200.9 miles an hour to set my record and actually get the points lead for the event, for the season. in fact i wound up winning the whole season. >> i guess we say congratulations? >> do you second-guess yourself now? what kind of effect of a race does this have on your psyche? >> as far as racing again, nothing really other than the concern of my wife, you know what i mean, and not wanting to leave her. >> that was a conversation, wasn't it in. >> it was. she actually a friend of ours drove her out that day to the hospital. we live in arizona and the event happened in california so he drove her out and she met me at the hospital that night, but you
know, i'm going to change my priorities a little bit on -- wait a minute. on how i build the inside of the car. >> there you go. >> so it's easier to get to some of the safety equipment. i think it would have been nicer, i should have pulled the chute and it may not have stopped the roll. >> slowed you down. >> three rolls instead of eight rolls. >> you would have been able to walk out of this but out of precaution they wanted to air vac you up. >> they were concerned i had a back injury and i was asking to get out and they were no, no, you can't. they lifted me out and air vaced me. later on i got out of the operating room and walked out and went to the bathroom. it wasn't a big huge deal. >> i'm sur is prized you didn't go to the bathroom before those tumbles. >> we don't know that, do we? >> whenever we have these crashes i want to make the point finally safety has caught up to speed. the american muscle car movement we went fast but couldn't stop and now you see to walk away from something like this.
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we're thrilled to be back here. it's iconic and beautiful. >> reporter: the first stop of the night for the everyday heroes and celebrities, the red carpet. wow! look at it in here. look at all these lights. you know, work like this takes hundreds of people to set up, working around the clock, and then the centerpiece of the evening. this year's cnn heroes will be honored right here in the whale room, where one of the museum's biggest treasures will be watching over us all night. i'm talking about this lady right here. that's not all that has to be done to get ready for this special event. 51 tables to set up, nine cameras to put in place and one giant video monitor. >> you wouldn't believe just what it takes to put something like this on and we had about two days to bring it in and set it all up. >> reporter: transforming this beautiful room from this to this all to honor ten everyday people who are changing the world. >> it's just a nice thing to honor these people.
these people they don't get lime light, don't get honored, don't have celebrities saying their names and praising their work, it's a nice pat on the back. >> reporter: a pat on the back from cnn that becomes a very special night of inspiration. you just can't get much better. >> for all the right reasons. >> i had kleenexs stuffed everywhere. >> that's a personal problem. just kidding. >> i know. >> it was fun. >> it was. >> you can join in the fun, cnn heroes an all-star tribute airing next sunday december 1st, 8:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. not a dry eye in the house. you want more good stuff? >> we need t right after the break. a subaru... ...are the hands that do good things for the whole community: the environment, seniors, kids, and animals.
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it's time for the good stuff with a little bit of a twist. why? we've been telling you the story of toronto mayor rob ford. that is not good stuff especially because we seem to be watching an addict implode. remember behind the punch lines and the seemingly goofy overweight man and his antics is a person with a problem and by mocking him, lampooning him, was there somewhat of a chilling effect on people with a problem, where they don't want to come forward because they don't want to be mocked, already embarrassed. we discussioned the situation with william moyers. he addressed his own situation 20 years ago. people started to reach out to him. he got hundreds of messages liking his message but families reached out for help for others and themselves. so far three are already in treatment. >> fantastic. >> keep three in context. admitting a problem is the first step because it's the hardest step. going to treatment almost just as hard, so for anybody to have
watched this, heard the message and actually wound up doing some good, that's the good stuff. >> it could also affect other people. >> certainly their families, certainly their families. >> beautiful. what a great good stuff. >> all right, time for "cnn newsroom," we head you over to john berman and christine romans. hello my friends. >> have a great weekend. . you deserve it. it is friday and "newsroom" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com you are a looking at live pictures of eternal flame lit commemorating the life of president john f. kennedy, assassinated 50 years ago today. that's a live picture of arlington national cemetery in virginia. we're remembering jfk's life throughout the day here on cnn 50 years later. good morning, everyone. i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. carol costello is off today. >> we're going to have more on the jfk remembrances later but first a 22-year ban nowti