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i'm george howell. >> and i'm rosemary church. "cnn newsroom" starts right now. fallout from the scathing tell-all book about the trump white house shows no sign of letting up. >> some of the most explosive quotes from "fire and fury." they're attributed to steve bannon you see here. but now bannon says he regrets not responding sooner to what's in that book. he says he still believes in the president, his agenda, and that he never bad-mouthed donald trump jr. as the author of that book suggested. >> now the book came out friday, despite legal threats from the president's lawyer, and president trump responded furiously on twitter, calling it a fake book written by a totally discredited author. >> all of this, though, may be too little too late, though. we are told president trump is drawing a line in the sand. he is calling allies. he is calling friends and making it clear they must choose between him or between steve
bannon. >> boris sanchez takes a look at all the fallout. >> it has now been five full days since we first got the excerpts from "fire and fury" that were explosive andrew into question not only the president's mental fitness for office but also his relationship with steve bannon. today steve bannon putting out a statement for the first time directly in response to the quotations of his in that book. specifically taking exception to a portion where he describes a meeting between trump campaign officials and russian nationals at trump tower in june of 2016 as treasonous and unpatriotic. bannon saying that those comments were not directed toward donald trump jr., who he calls a patriot, but rather toward former campaign chairman paul manafort. he writes, quote, my comments were aimed at paul manafort, a seasoned campaign professional with experience and knowledge of how the russians operate.
he should have known they are dupe police us l duplicitous, cunning and not our friends. it was donald trump jr. who brokered that meeting with russian nationals and who leupped in not only paul manafort but jared kushner. he said he loved the idea of getting dirt on hillary clinton that was being offered to the trump campaign by these russian nationals. the most fascinating part of this statement is the portion in which steve bannon tries to put himself once again in the president's good graces by saying that donald trump was the only candidate that could have defeated hillary clinton and then going a step further and touting his own abilities as a messenger for the president, saying he has taken the america first message as far as hong kong and tokyo. steve bannon here is in a bit of a predicament. over the past few days we have
seen not only trump surrogates going after him, but also the president himself, calling him a sloppy steve. earlier able to confirm that the president has been making calls in recent days to friends and allies, telling them they either support steve bannon or they support the president. so it seems as though steve bannon feels his influence shrinking and potentially is trying to salvage his political career in this way. boris sanchez, cnn at the white house. >> thank you for the report. president trump's senior policy adviser appeared on cnn's "state of the union" slamming the author of "fire and fury" and slamming steve bannon himself. >> steve bannon's eloquence in that description notwithstanding, it's tragic and unfortunate that steve would make these grotesque comments so out of touch with reality and obviously so vindictive. and the whole white house staff is deeply disappointed in his comments, which were grotesque.
and with respect to the trump tower meeting that he is talking about, he wasn't even there when this want down. so he is not really a remotely credible source on any of it. it reads like an angry, vindictive person spouting off to a highly discredible author. the book is book is best understood as a poorly work of fiction. and i will also say the author is a garbage author of a gorge book. >> and miller wasn't done. he defended the president against the book's claim that mr. trump is not fit for office. take a listen. >> the reality is the president is a political genius who won against a field of 17 incredibly talented people, who took down the bush dynasty, who took down the clinton dynasty, who took down the entire media complex with its 90% negative coverage. took down billions of dollars in special interest donations. and he did it all through the people and through his strategy
and his vision and his insight and his experience. >> and that interview did not end well. host jake tapper eventually cut off miller because he would not answer his questions. so let's get some perspective now on the story. we're join ed ed by professor o politics at university of london. thank you, sir, for being with us. so michael wolff's book "fire and fury" dominated the airwaves over the weekend, created fire and fury at the white house, with steve bannon eventually releasing a statement of regret for his slow response and for some of the things that he had to say. he said that some of the quotes about donald trump jr. were not accurate. what damage, though, has already been done? and can the president survive some of the more serious allegations made in this book? >> i think it was two things. one is the bannon-trump rift. apparently it's pretty deep at
the moment. and it seems to be that the program that bannon has championed for some time, which is a remaining of the grand old party into a much more extreme right wing party along lines of white identity, white nationalism, so on, i think that program has been shaken somewhat by this, by the estrangement by the two. i think we should take some aspects of the book seriously, because many of the things that are revealed it in -- actually, for people who have been watching the trump administration closely, they're not particularly new revelations. they're kind of more systematic. and i think what bannon is afraid of now, and i suspect people like the mercer, rebecca mercer and so on who have backed president trump as a kind of vehicle for their attempt to remake the republican party, remake the united states, i think they're putting pressure on steve bannon because they are the part owners of breitbart news. and i think that partly explains why he has had to roll back on
these comments. but the fact is steve bannon is on record as calling donald trump a blunt instrument for larger folks such as himself. and so i think his central belief probably hasn't changed very much. i think he just now fears that the political program on which he has been embarked for some time which is much larger than donald trump, that has the possibility of being derailed at this point. >> yeah, and he is certainly feeling isolated at this point as well. mr. trump says he is a very stable genius, talking about himself. but the book paints a very different picture. let's just listen to what the author michael wolff had the say about that on nbc's "meet the press." >> it's not unreasonable to say this is 25th amendment kind of stuff. this is -- >> they say that in the west wing to you all the time? >> 25th amendment. >> they would bring up the 25th amendment? >> yes. they would say we're not sort of
in the mid period. we're not at a 25th amendment level yet. >> that's alarming. >> this is alarming in every way. and then this went on. okay, this is a little 25th amendment. so 25th amendment is a concept that is alive every day in the white house. >> so wolff saying there the 25th amendment, a concept alive every day in the white house, how surprised were you by that revelation? and what could this ultimately mean do you think? >> i wasn't at all surprised by that statement or that claim because i think that claim has been made on several occasions. and i think even within the senate there have been discussions about the nuclear button and things like that. and what was the position of the president in regard to others and so on. and i think there is a whole lot of other rumors as well. not particularly surprised. and the other thing, of course, right in the summer of 2016, or
2017, i mean, sorry. quite a large number of people, well over 100 or maybe more from across the political establishment of the united states had already declared that president trump -- that candidate trump would be unfit for work if he were to win. they called him a racist, a warmonger and so on at the time i'm not particularly surprised about this administration that the calls of the 25th amendment are coming along there is two things here. one, this is the elite politics of washington, d.c. so if you like, there is a big split there. there is a split about the credibility of the united states as represented by president trump. particularly in global affairs there is a large number of changes. we all know about them. and the united states has to tread very carefully. and lots of people are very worried about certain aspects of the style of the president. that brings america to disrepute, loses its power and so on. and therefore allows others to step in.
but the other point of course is president trump has been losing support broadly speaking inside the american electorate itself. but the democratic party hasn't really mobilized the electorate very much in regard to what president trump has been doing on most other things, like the tax cut and the deregulation of the congress,s. so this is an attempt, i think, to hold within the washington establishment this particular issue. and probably try to prevent it from spilling over into national politics and the politics of the protest which are taking off. >> and of course in the book aides reveal that dealing with the president is like dealing with a child and a very insecure paranoid president who doesn't like to read, needs to be protected from himself. this is the leader of the free world and the man who has access to the nuclear codes. how would other world leaders will responding at this time do you think? >> well, i think -- on the one hand, they know he is a known
quantity in that regard, that he is unpredictable. he is going to do things in a style of his own, and he does use twitter as a means of communication and so on. and i think to some extent, they kind of know this is what he is. but i think president trump is the latest president to kind of be at the helm of the united states in a very rapidly changing world. and the fact is he didn't invent the crisis, but he is at the helm of it. and i think he is deeply unreliable as far as world leaders see. and what this appears to be doing is in effect loosening the international system, sharpening the power of nations and states to stand up for themselves with a view to the united states being less and less subject to the common rules based system, which is the architect of from the 1940s. so i think other powers are going to use the opportunity
somewhat to loosen the shackles of any kind of obligations to the united states that they may have, risk losing aid and support and so on. and i think they're probably going to have to look out for themselves a lot more. well can see this in regard to germany. germany is sort of the heart of the eu, has been making a lot of moves about its own independent role in the world. china has said it will step in. but the key thing about those powers, saying that they're going to step in is that they are at the taupe top of unequal societies themselves. in those systems you look at the levels of nationalism within the state and outside of it. >> right. >> and many others, you see they're not particularly stable either. i think we're entering into very, very difficult waters. and i think president trump is in a very difficult position anyway. any president would be. but i think his style i'm afraid has been very, very divisive. and i think this is why the 25th amendment appears to be the principle tool that the
democrats and others are trying to use to unseat him. >> interesting. inderjeet parmar, thank you very much for your perspective. well always appreciate it. >> rosemary, interesting. the author's processes towards this book questionable. he is a controversial author with regards to attribution. but whether people take the book seriously or literally, this book certainly painting a picture of this president. let's move on now to north and south korea. on tuesday the two nations will meet face-to-face for the first time in more than two years. this meeting considered a breakthrough for these two countries there are hopes that it will open the doors to broader cooperation. >> the u.s. won't be there though president trump says he would be open to talking directly with the north korean leader. but the american ambassador to the u.n. says that doesn't mean that the u.s. is softening against kim jong un's nuclear threats. >> i'm dealing with the diplomats on the ground. i'm dealing with all of the actors in this situation. it is a serious situation. and he can't sit there and imply
that he is going to destroy i the united states without us reminding him of the facts and the reality that if you go there, it's not us that's going to be destroyed. it's you. >> pressure in the u.s. continuing there. let's get more on this tuesday's talks ahead with cnn's will ripley live for us in seoul, south korea. will, always a pleasure to have you here on the show. let's talk about this area, this border, one of the most tense borders in the world. is there a sense of optimism among people you have spoken to about these talks that are set to happen? >> i would say it's cautious optimism, george, because frankly, the korean peninsula has been down this road before there have been talks that seem promising at the beginning, only to break down you. think about the fact, the last talks that were held back in 2015. since then there have been scores of missiles launched there have been nuclear tests. the tensions on the peninsula have only risen. but frankly, the fact that the two sides are willing to sit
down and discuss north korea's potential participation in the olympics in pyeongchang, people are looking at this as a promising sign. and these discussions are happening in a very historic place, a place described as one of the most tense and potentially dangerous flash points on earth. the korean demilitarized zone, a place where two worlds collide, dictatorship and democracy staring each other down. the first official talks in two years between north and south korea will be held in panmunjom, the so-called truce village straddling the 38th parallel, the tense dividing line between two neighbors still technically at war. delegations from both sides of the dmz will be sitting a stone's throw away from the path a north koreian soldier took in november in a dramatic defection, shot five times running south. the talks will take place in peace house, one of three
buildings in the truce village, built specifically for discussions like this. two in the south, one in the north. >> sometimes two have disagreements over which side the talks should be on. >> reporter: this time they're on the south side. north korean officials will likely pass through the same blue huts i first visited in 2015, the year the last round of marathon talks took place, lasting some 44 hours, nearly two days. >> in favor of armed intervention -- >> reporter: to understand the dmz we need to go back to the end of world war ii. the soldiers and americans divided korea just like they did germany. most historians say the communist north tried to get it all by invading the south. the north says it was the other way around. technically, the war never ended. an armistice agreement put both koreas back on their side of the dividing line, a standoff nearly 65 years and counting. today north korea is facing its toughest sanctions ever over
leader kim jong un's rapidly advancing nuclear program. >> for the north koreans, the motivations to take part in these talks is undoubtedly due to the pressure building up on the country. >> reporter: pressure that only stands to increase in 2018 unless both sides find a diplomatic path, a path that begin here is in panmunjom, a painful reminder of the region's violent pass tense present, and uncertain future. incidentally, today is north korean leader kim jong un's birthday. he is believed to be in his early to mid-30s though his exact birth year has never been publicly verified. i remember i was in pyongyang a few years ago on his birthday week when he ordered a nuclear test. now this year peace talks. many around the world are hoping this will be a sign of a different diplomatic path in 2018 and not the opposite. >> will ripley has traveled north korea extensively, covered
topics throughout the region. it is good to have the reporting from you. we'll stay in touch, will. >> and we'll take a very short break here. but coming up, the hollywood foreign press honored the best in tv film sunday. but the tribute really went to women. well will explain. plus, a winter storm grounds flights. how frustrated passengers are dealing with soggy luggage. just got to feel for people there at jfk as the misery gross that story ahead. . how'd that go? he kept spelling my name with an 'i' it's bryan with a 'y.' since birth. well, i happen to know some people. do they listen? what? they're amazing listeners. guidance from professionals who take their time to get to know you. every truck guy has their own way of conveying powerful. yeeaaahhh boy. kind of looks like a monster coming to eat ya. holy smokes. that is awesome. strong. you got the basic, and you got the beefy. i just think it looks mean. incredible. no way. start your year off strong in a new chevy truck.
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the host seth meyers set the tone in his opening monologue, mexing the sexual harassment scandals that have plagued hollywood recently. >> they tried to get a woman to host this show. they really did. they say hey, how would you like to come and be judged by some of the most powerful people in hollywood. and women were hmm, well, where is it? they said it's at a hotel, and long story short, i'm your host tonight. >> actor sterling k. brown made history sunday night. he became the first african american to win best actor in a tv drama for his role in "this is us." during his speech he talked about benefitting from color-blind casting. >> what i appreciate so much about this thing is i'm being seen for who i am and being appreciated for who i am. and it makes it that much more difficult to dismiss me or dismiss anybody who looks like me. >> but it was oprah winfrey who brought the crowd to their feet. she became the first black woman to be awarded the cecil b.
demille award for lifetime achievement. and during her heartfelt speech, she addressed the sexual harassment plaguing the industry. >> speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. a new day is on the horizon! when nobody ever has to say me too again. >> it was a rousing speech. >> it was powerful. >> before the show even started, celebrities were making statements. they dressed in all black. to draw attention to sexual harassment and to gender inequality, and to show support for the #metoo movement. >> actress michelle williams brought the founder her gifts. they caught up with stephanie elam on the red carpet. >> it's humbling, but it's also empowering. this is such a bold statement
for women in hollywood to make and solidarity for women across the world. a person like me, i stand and i represent survivors. i know that so many people on this carpet are survivors. it really makes me feel wonderful. >> and michelle -- >> it's amazing to see the women come up to her with tears in their eyes. she was among the f, i see you and you're not alone anymore. >> and for more i'm joined by rebecca sung. she is a senior reporter at the hollywood reporter. good to have you with us. oprah winfrey stole the show with an inspiring speech on sexual harassment and freedom of the press that has some suggesting she run for president in 2020. what's being said about her speech and its impact? >> oprah winfrey's speech was hands-down the highlight of the night and oprah 2020 for
president are already trending on twitter. i think she really covered pretty much everything. as you said, she addressed me too. she addressed time's up, saying the time is up where women have to say me too, where sexual harassment and sexual misconduct are hopefully going to become things of the past. she also talked about intersectionality and being the first black woman to receive this award. she remembered seeing sydney poitier become the first black man to win a golden globe back in 1963. she talked about risi taylor. that's really important. risi was a young black woman who in 1994 was gang raped by six white men, and two grand juries failed to bring indictments against them, which means they were never charged even they admitted they had done it. and she died ten days ago. oprah winfrey really gave risi taylor that platform and really
moved the entire room to tears. and i would imagine a lot of people at home as well. >> incredible. and the golden globes were the first major awards show to go to air since the harassment and sexual misconduct allegations shook hollywood to its core. and we saw significant projects win, three billboards, lady bird, the handmade's tale and others with women stood out. what will everyone be talking about in the hours ahead? >> that is what was really interesting. you saw all of the really major awards on the film and television side happened to be really female centric projects. in an earlier era they would been called women's pictures. but now they're being honored in a general sense. "lady bird" was directed by greta gerwig. she was snubbed for best director win. but her film won best comedy was huge. "the handmade's tale" and "big
little lies" were projects that start and produced by women. what was interesting to me was "three billboards" winning best drama. that race wasn't a sure thing. some thought it would have gone to "the shape of water." some people thought "the post." they looked like they were positioning "three billboards" with frances mccdormand's grieving the death. >> this is more about a cultural correction than an awards night. was that the sense you got? and could this signal some significant shift in hollywood and ultimately society? and seth meyers, did he get that balance right? >> you know, it was a really, really tricky challenge to be able to address, properly address this climate of something so serious, something that really goes beyond hollywood with all of the traditional work of an awards show. you saw a little bit of that awkwardness coming out of oprah
winfrey's speech right into the best director category, which natalie portman went off prompter went to note was all men. that was an amazing moment that turned out to be another highlight of the awards show. i thought seth meyers did a good show. i thought he really disappeared after the monologue which set the tone. he went right for it. he was very direct. he name check and called out harvey weinstein, kevin spacey, woody allen. these were guys who were revered at the golden globes in the past. and now are persona non grata. >> all right, rebecca sun, always great to talk with you. appreciate it. >> thanks. >> live coast-to-coast in the u.s. and around the world at this hour, this is "cnn newsroom." we'll have the rare display of cooperation set for tuesday on the korean peninsula. what to expect from this landmark meeting between north and south korea? and why angela merkel's reputation and political future may bonn the line in germany. we'll have a live report. new at. ...that is, until you taste our new menu. discover more ways to enjoy seafood with new tasting plates
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he added it was a garbage book written by a garbage author. oprah winfrey brought the crowd to its feet sunday at the 70th annual golden globe. she was honored with a lifetime achievement award. during her heartfelt speech she addressed sexual harassment against women in the entertainment industry and beyond. many celebrities wore black to draw attention to the issue. leaders of north and south korea are sending envoys to meet face-to-face on tuesday. they'll discuss north korea's desire to compete in the upcoming winter olympics, and how to improve relations between the two countries. it is the first time they've had direct contact in more than two years.insight now from my guest han sung ju. he is former ambassador to the united states joining now on the line from seoul, south korea. it's good to have you with us this hour, ambassador. so the first question to the wo
sport has opened the door to an historic, to a very important breakthrough in talks. but the bigger question here, how far might these talks go as far as cooperation is concerned? >> well, i think the immediate objective is to pave the way for north korea's participation in pyeongchang winter olympics. but from kim jong un's point of view, of course, he would want to have a little more than that. he hope s ths that start a proc bilateral or not lateral can be lifted or relaxed. >> can we see this place where we can see major progress in seeing a balanced solution or will this be north korea looking to see how much it can extract,
how much it can push its neighbor to the south? >> i would go with the latter part of your point. i think he cease it also as an opportunity to weaken the utah south korea a international sanctions between. south korea on its part would like to talk about reduction over tension, expansion of exchanges and cooperation between the two koreas such as reunion of separated families. south korea also hopes it will lead to ways to reopen talks lateral or bilateral on ways to denuclearization. >> also, the economic sanctions really pushed forward by the united states. we've seen president trump take credit for what's happening. but the question to you, do you believe that he is fully due that credit, or are we seeing the two koreas in effect sideline the united states to forge a path forward?
>> well, i don't know what part president trump's role played in this recent development. but certainly kim jong un made the decision that he would try this route and the talks will go on. there are certain expectations but concerns too. >> with regard to south korea's iron-clad alliance with the united states, talk us to about the very fine line president moon must walk here, opening the door to north korea and possibly more cooperation. but at the same time, in line with the united states, which holds its firm stance on the north giving up its nukes. >> well, that's right. president trump publicly welcomes and supports it 100%,
he says, if the united states has any concerns or misgivings, i think it will be best and wise for the u.s. to see how it sees the results. >> ambassador han, thank you so much for joining us, on the line from seoul, south korea. of course the world will be watching to see what happens, what takes on these talks set for tuesday between north and south korea. an oil tanker's crew is missing after the vessel collided with a freighter off china's east coast. official says search and rescue teams have found one body. they have not confirmed the identity of the person. the country's ministry of transport says the tanker was carrying 136,000 tons of oil from iran to south korea. >> it caught fire after the accident. the ship's 32 sailors are iranian except for two bangladeshi nationals. the fire crew of 21 was rescued. well, german leader angela
merkel is desperately launching another bid to build a new ruling coalition in her country and to pull germany out of its worst political crisis in years. her reputation and perhaps her political future are on the line as talks begin in berlin between her conservative bloc and the social democrats. >> merkel's parties was weakened in last september's general election after its poor showing. as a result, she needs to cobble together the support of other parties to govern and to pass legislation. >> so let's bring in journalist chris burns. he joins us from berlin. and chris, just how challenging will this coalition building prove to be for angela merkel? >> rosemary, it's already been challenging. you mention this is the second time she's tried to form a government 100 days ago. this is the longest time modern germany has been without a government. it could take until easter to get this done.
she failed with the greens and centrist free democrats. she is trying again with the spd that she has had a grand coalition with eight out of the last 12 years. and that is where germany is split. if you look at the polls, half the country would like to see another grand coalition, but the other half doesn't. they're fed up. and even angela merkel said during the new years, there is a rift in the country there are many people who are not benefitting from the success of this powerful german economy. they want to see it change. this is where the social democrats are pushing back. the head of the spd saying he doesn't draw any red lines, but he would like to see some red policies out of these exploratory talks. and these are only exploratory talks to see if the social democrats want to play ball. then they vote on the 21st of this month to see if they want to enter into formal talks. angela americale is up against a lot of issues. both sides are quarreling over
how to cut taxes. social democrats want more housing construction. on the other side, the conservatives want to see defense spending increased to 2% of gdp. so a lot of difference there's that we saw in the first round of talks yesterday there are dozens of lawmakers on both sides that are talking and working groups right now. they're meeting today at the cdu party headquarters. but there is a news blackout also. they only said from yesterday they were constructive, serious traux. and that's about it. we're going see by the end of the week if they have another common ground to proceed. >> so chris, what will it take to pull germany out of this political crisis? and can merkel survive it? >> well, that's the big question. can merkel survive. and she did say she wants to find common ground. she even said in her new year's eve message and said again she is optimistic they can find common ground. it is interesting, even though
they were quarreling, also over immigration from both sides, the csu, the sister part of the cdu from bavaria, he made a lot of tough comments recently about immigration. even met with victor orban, the prime minister of hungary which has been very, very tough on immigration. and he said in the opening of talks yesterday, he said we must find a way to get along. because he knows that if this does not go through in this grand coalition talks, there will be either new elections. and we see from the polls that would not change very much. maybe the far right alternative for germany might get a few more votes. but it won't change very much. or there is a question of a minority government that merkel could govern as a minority government. but how stable would that be? and on a european level, which i they're discussing today in the coalition talk, how much will that be destabilized.
emmanuel macron in france is waking for merkel to form a government so they can proceed with european policy. >> tough challenges ahead for angela merkel. chris burns joining us there from berlin where it is nearly 8:45 in the morning. this thanks. we'll take a break. still to come, many travelers stranded by storms and now dealing with a water soaked mess. the insult to injury at jfk's international airport. plus, a look at what is in store for parts of the united states which are still stuck with freezing temperatures. a basketball costs $14. what's team spirit worth? (cheers) what's it worth to talk to your mom? what's the value of a walk in the woods? the value of capital is to create, not just wealth, but things that matter. morgan stanley
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winter storm. people have dealt with delayed flight, canceled flights, luggage piling up. and now parts of this airport, look at this, are flooded from a water main break. cnn's polo sandoval picks it up from here. >> reporter: it certainly was an inconvenient weekend for passengers at new york city's jfk international airport. first the aftermath of thursday's wicked winter weather leading to what authorities near jfk have described as a cascading series of issues, including a backlog of flights and stranded passengers. and then on sunday, an actual cascade of water inside terminal 4, all of this caused by a pipe that burst that flooded in the arrivals wing, or at least a portion of the arrivals wing in terminal 4. it prompted the shutdown of some international flights arriving here in the terminal. authority news trying to get to the bottom of what caused it. >> we will thoroughly investigate why this pipe burst.
we will thoroughly investigate why it was not adequately protected. and we will examine carefully the contingency plans that were in place in order to recover for this event. and we will determine the accountability and responsibility for the failure that did occur this afternoon. . >> the international flights later resuming at about just before 8:00 p.m. on sunday night. and this comes after officials here at jfk have been struggling to try to fully recover. they have been dealing with a series of issues, everything from frozen equipment breakdowns to baggage handling breakdown. even staff shortages as well. now officials hoping with the new day potentially slightly warmer temperatures will be an opportunity for some of the operations here at one of the busiest airports to be back to normal. polo sandoval, cnn, new york. >> we want to see those warmer temperatures. right now two weather extremes at work on opposite sides of our planet.
pedram javaheri joins us with the very latest. pedram, what's happening? >> the big story across the northeast of course is the cold temperature that have been in place, guys. one of the fascinating facts at least about this sort of a pattern is when you have thawing take place, the pipes themselves, the pipes themselves, water begins to move through them. it gets clogged up in other areas of the pipe that are forgotten. it's that thawing process that begins to see some of the pipes bust. look at the temps. we had them down to 5 degrees above zero. that's on sunday morning. the infamous polar vortex was 6 back in 2014 and almost 40 records set from the carolinas stretching towards portions of new england. and this sort of a pattern still continuing right now. windchills down into the single digits in new york. around 8 is what it feels like. philly around 4. you look at the coverage of the winter weather advisories. include some of the major metro cities of the midwestern u.s. and that's one in every four people that are going to be dealing with some sort of wintry weather at least over the next
24 hours. there it comes. it's on the move. expect delays out of cleveland and see that across ohio and progressing farther towards the east. take you down across australia. it's the heart of summer, of course. not unusual to be the hottest place on our planet. but what is most unusual is what is happening across portions of new south wales with. around sydney and points to the west of sydney on sunday, the hottest temperature on earth, 47.3 celsius, which is 117 ferr fahrenheit happened across a western suburb of sydney. this is about 21 degrees above what is normal for this time of the year. the last time it was this hot almost eight decades ago. so big-time heat across portions of australia. and once again the degree celsius for our degrees down under. it takes us back up to 32 which puts us in the low 90s fahrenhe fahrenheit. big time heat returning across australia. >> extreme weather situation there's, ped tram. thank you so much. >> thanks, ped tram.
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actor gary oldman took home his first ever golden globe on sunday night. he won for his portrayal of winston churchill in "darkest hour." >> the movie is set in the early days of world war ii when churchill has to decide whether to negotiate a peace treaty with germany or fight on. he sat down with christiane amanpour and talked about how he transformed into the greatest statesman. >> i started with the whole building of winston with the voice. because it's so iconic. >> but before you even get to
the voice, the face. you're unrecognizable, gary oldman. >> right. >> it's incredible. >> well, the makeup was a process which over months we worked on that. >> it was prosthetics? >> yes. >> we shall fight. >> i see churchill as a bit of a like looking at a dinosaur in as much as these were great men who once roamed the earth. there were actually people like that. great orators, great speech writers, great writers, great statesmen, great leaders. >> one of the scenes that was so affec affecting, and i know it was not real, but in the subway where he is allegedly meeting real people to ask what he they would do in his situation. and they say never surrender. never surrender to the fascists. >> right. >> i wonder what you make of the
fact that so much far right is rising in europe right now? >> his mission in life, we know that he hated, he hated adolf hitler with every fiber of his being and saw the menace. and did everything he could to completely eeradicate it and wipe it off the face of the earth. he did a pretty good job. but these -- it's like it's waiting for its opportunity to breed -- >> breed and come back to life. >> it breeds and comes back to life. >> amazing transformation. >> indeed. looks completely different. >> just like winston churchill. >> thank you so much for being with us for "cnn newsroom." i'm george howell. >> and i'm rosemary church. "cnn newsroom" continues after this very short break.
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expressing regret. donald trump's former adviser distances himself from controversial comments attrib e attributed to him about the u.s. president and his family. face-to-face as north and south korea get set for talks, there are hopes it would lead to more dialogue. and a room full of one ertz. oprah winfrey brings hollywood to its feet with a rousing message at the golden globes. >> hello and welcome to our viewers joining us here in the united states and of course all around the world. we are live in atlanta. i'm rosemary church. >> and i'm george howell from cnn's world headquarters. "newsroom" starts right now. the tell-all book "fire and fury" paints a scathing