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biden administration working on keeping kids in class. the committee investigating the january 6 asking mike pence to appear voluntarily on capitol hill. novak djokovic being held in detention in australia. remembering a hollywood icon and champion of self-rights. the life and legacy of sydney pointier. grateful to have you.
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>> good to be with you, boris. i was home with covid for a few weeks. all is well. i'm hoping all is well with everybody out there. i know this thing is surging. on that note, there is some new drama within the biden administration over the response. the cdc director is facing backlash over the guidelines. the omicron variant causes a surge in hospitalizations. >> saying the next month could be brutal. predicting 84,000 americans could die from covid over the next four weeks. hospitals on the brink as icus are on the run.
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in chicago negotiations are still going on. >> back to school hangs in the balance. negotiations remain dead locked over returning to in-person learning. >> i'm not happy we are not at work. we want to be at work. this idea was to go remote, not to stop working. >> a high school teacher and un yorn member. the teacher's union argued the city of chicago hasn't provided adequate resources. >> did you feel like you had what you needed in the class to run safely. >> i did because i bought it. >> with your own money. >> the wipes we were given were not great. we had to buy better quality ppe equipment than we were provided. we are running through masks
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pretty quickly. things that sound good on paper until you see it being implemented and you see the holes in the situation are happening. >> the city has argued through masking, vaccination, testing that school is still safer than being at home even with record number of cases. the difference between now and a year ago, the issues on the table, we can narrow the divide and get it done. schools are safe. there is no question about that. >> the union disagrees. the white house confirmed those conversations to assess their
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needs. all the while, students are out of class. also a parent two seven-year-old wins and trying to find a balance when remembering what remote learning was like. >> you walked that line. >> right. trying to juggle them and teach my classes is almost like playing a game of russian roulette. let's get those parent voices in there and solutions provided if this is something that may happen we already have alternatives in place so parents feeling supported. >> a spokesperson said they plan to continue negotiations bargaining went into the weekend and sessions must include this
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weekend. parents and students are waiting to see if that happens. the surge in the omicron variant is causing more disruptions at u.s. airports this morning. >> already more than 1,000 flight cancellations and delays as airline employees are continuing to call out sick. >> airlines are once again axing flights by the thousands. this time thanks to the latest storm hitting airports. new york's laguardia airport facing up to eight inches of snow. >> i won't make it so i canceled my flight. i'm going to see tomorrow if i can find something. >> winter weather along with airline worker shortages that have lead to a form storm nationwide. the latest figures show u.s.
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airlines canceled. cancellations waited hours to get those back. >> they said they would try their best to get it on any flight. that was basically all i heard. >> industr y analysts, an untold amount of workers calling out sick. >> you don't know whethich of y employees will turn up sick. there is no way they can get to a zero proof level of
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questbeing disrupted. >> alaska canceling 10% of u.s. flights citing omicron and unprecedented employee sick calls. similar moves by southwest and delta. so cold in denver, it halted arrival of flights. this is typically a slow time but still about a million and a half people are flying each day. a huge inconvenience for all of them. one year after the january 6 capitol riot, the commission is seebing more information even now considering asking former vice president mike pence to voluntarily appear before the panel. piecing together exactly what lead to the attack and if the
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former president can legally be held liable. >> reporter: after a day of remembrance on capitol hill, the january 6 committee is back to work. learning more about individuals conspireing to overturn the 2020 election results. >> individuals including people in the inner circle of the white house? >> no doubt about it. >> they are not ruling out including the former president and associates committed a crime. >> for a president through either his action or inaction attempt to impede or an strukt the counting of electoral votes. >> some spoken out calling the riots. others are folding under pressure saying this on thursday.
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>> an anniversary of violent terrorist attack. >> he later apologized on fax. >> then vice president elect and senator had been there that morning. >> my thoughts immediately turns to not only my colleagues and my staff forced to seek refuge converting filing cabinets into barricades. she declined to comment on the discussion that she was evacuated seven minutes after a pipe bomb was discovered. rioters continue to face their day in court. anthony williams who pled not
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guilty said in a facebook message storming the capitol was the proudest of his life. he asked for authority to travel to jamaica. he was told no. >> next month, we'll see the start of the first trials involving january 6 defend enters. waiting to see if trump's chief of staff mark meadows is indicted and if public hearings could be closed for the mo coming months. >> we should note dozens of those tied to extremist groups. called one of the greatest
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threats to the homeland and many cautioning that january 6 is only the beginning as extremist activities online continues. the director of the polarization and resoefrper. author are the new book. i want to dissect what we saw in that first piece. the narrative and restructuring of the narrative and white washing. how does it work when it comes to extremism to have people like a sitting senator walk back on his own words given the facts of what we watched happen on january 6? >> good morning.
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what we saw in that particular episode, this redefining and attempt to p white wash is really dangerous and confuses the public even further. we have a divided white house. millions continue to believe that was some sort of legitimate effort to save the democracy. it met the definition of domestic terrorism is very dangerous. instead of focusing on how can we prevent another day like
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that. i'm hoping to see a change in accountability and prevention. >> you write united states should focus more on fertile ground. it needs a public health approach to preventing violent extremism. what needs to change? >> of those who had been arrested, only about 16% had tied. only the previous citizen had been known or affiliated. our u.s. approach has been to look at bounded extremis t groups
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some of the biggest gains you with make around the disease and to teach people about attitudes that could reduce their own susceptibility. we need to have digital literacy and teach people how to resist propaganda. that is part of the problem. >> when we talk extremism, we are not talking timothy mcveigh or someone else, they are folks i've seen at trump rallies, doctors and lieb rare yans and regular people. how do you best communicate with
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them when so much of their own identity has been pushed forward and they are victims. >> these people genuinely believe they were heroic actors saving democracy trying to thwart something. this whole universal situation with people have bought into it is extremely difficult to turn it around. preventing it from happening before hand. social health and not just security and intelligence ones. >> thank you for the time. >> thank you so much.
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>> great conversation. thank you. >> so many new details swirling around the world's number one tennis player and what court documents are showing as the vaccine fight has turned into this national debate. democrats are focusing on voting rights. could they run into the same road blocks? we'll talk about it. and service i can trust. >> singers: ♪ safelite repair, safelite replace. ♪ serena: it's my 3:10 no-exit-in-sight migraine medicine. it's ubrelvy. for anytime, anywhere migraine strikes, without worrying if it's too late, or where i am. one dose can quickly stop my migraine in its tracks within two hours. unlike older medicines, ubrelvy is a pill that directly blocks cgrp protein, believed to be a cause of migraine. do not take with strong cyp3a4 inhibitors. most common side effects were nausea and tiredness.
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new developments. court documents published today say djokovic was granted a medical exemption to play but the australia government canceled his visa. he's currently confined to a hotel in melbourne before that hearing happens buts that not until monday. >> where do things stand right now? >> clearly a disconnect between tennis australia and australian government. filed by lawyers appealing to
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stay with him that tennis superstar is not vaccinated saying they were granted exemption however told them back in november that unvaccinated players would not be allowed to enter the country. >> when djokovic arrived, he was granted entry. entry revoked. tennis australia chief addressed the discussion in a recorded mess and to staff. >> a lot of finger pointing and blaming but i can tell you our team has done an unbelievable job according to all
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now? >> we got nominated for best new venue things are very dire when the pandemic first hit in march 2020. we had the pandemic to take out. i was washing dishes, delivering food when we had to pivot to a takeoff model. since then, the vaccine has come out. we've been able to reopen our dining room. not as bleak but still a struggle ever day. >> i understand you wrote prepandemic, you averaged $43,000 a week. the week you reopened, you barely broke $13,000 and some nights you only had 10 guests. >> i cannot imagine you standing
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he was hollywood's first black movie star and the first black man to win an academy award. he has died at the age of 94. >> we have a look at poitier's life and impact off the screen. >> so much more than a film legend. revered not just for what he did on screen but the tremendous impact off the screen as a champion of civil rights. >> we believe in the essential
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dignity of every human being. >> the son of a bahamian tomato farmer, he lived a life of first. the first black man to win an oscar and become a true hollywood star. >> we have lots and lots of african-american actors. now, when we did haven't any, i appeared. not because i brought so much but because the time was right. >> his career almost ended before it ever began. as a teenager, poitier auditioned for the american negro theater. he was thrown out. he couldn't read, he was tone deaf and had a thick accent. he said you can't act, he pushed
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me to the door and pushed me out. >> his hard work paid off in a big way. >> in the 1950s, he appeared in more than a dozen films including "no way out." an oscar-winning performance in "the defiant ones." the 1968 movie "lilys of the field" won him the oscar for best actor. >> he never overcame tone deafness lip syncing the song. the film righter actually did the singing. >> a bankable star in 1967 in a landmark film to sir with love. playing characters that would force audiences to confront racial prejudices.
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>> they call me mr. tibs. >> he would challenge the hollywood establishment forcing a change in his role 1967 academy award winning heat of the night in a scene that would require him to acquiesce to a character. >> you are not going to make me do anything. >> that year, he would star in the film, guess whose coming to dinner." >> mom, this is john. depicting a successful interracial relationship. >> have you given any thought to the difficulties your children will face? >> yes.
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we'll face problem. joy feels every one of our children will be president of the united states and colorful administrations. >> in 2009, he'd be presented the medal of freedom. >> once called his driving purpose to make himself a better person. he did. he made us all a little better along the way. >> thank you for that. a closer look at sydney poitier's legacy. we are joined by the author of "blackness is burning." civil rights and popular culture. an associate english professor at university of pennsylvania amhurst. it's one of my favorites, it's about the generational trauma
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that discrimination and racism inflicts on people. what did that performance mean to you personally and more broadly to african americans? >> thank you for that question. you know, "a raisin in the sun" is a powerful story of black family love. so that's at the surface what it meant to me. you'll see six generations of a younger family, trying to succeed, trying to overcome the structural barriers that are right in no way preventing them from as skrending. so part of that story is about black aspirations. you have the younger daughter wanting to become a doctor. you have poitier's character walter lee who wants to start his own business. and you have his young son, his mother played by claudia mcneal. so part of that story that i think resonated with so many black audiences is that story of
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black familial love on the screen, on.big screen. then, of course, you have walter lee losing the money, so you have that drama there that's at the heart of the play and then you have forgiveness within the family, where the family, you know, forgives them for losing their inheritance, and squandering and potentially jeopardizing their chance for an economic mobility. and of course, what happens in that film is the family bonds together and walter lee decides that, yes, they will still go and integrate this neighborhood that does not want them. so, on the one hand, you have that story of black family love. but you also have the acknowledgement of real structural barriers like redlining that would have kept this family out of the neighborhood. >> and it was captured so powerfully by sidney poitier, there is so much to parse there in terms of his legacy. i remember what former president obama said about him, he doesn't
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make movies. he makes milestones. how are you going to remember sidney poitier? >> i'm going to remember sidney poitier as a symbol of dig that tiff who broke down barriers in hollywood but also means different things for different people for me, poitier's career was powerfully motivating when i first learned about him in the early 2000s. my mother and my grandmother in her 80s loves poitier and respected poitier. what i discovered in his films in the early 2000s there was something timeless about his performance about his brand, endurance, excellence and competence, right? that really spoke to me. and it told me, it taught me, that i wanted to study film. that i wants to study media, that i wanted to think about the enigma that is sidney poitier that represents his characters
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for, you know, the span of decades. 38 films he starred in from 1950 throughout the '70s. so, for me, poitier will always be his legacy will also always be personal. that it inspired me even though i'm in the audience in a generation that probably wasn't supposed to be inspired by someone coming from that era, right? the critics would have said that, you know, at a certain point past the '60s, poitier's images of these exceptional black characters were outdated. and that's just not true. i think there are things in his performances where the edge of the man cracks through. and you see all of these unexpected things. there were some static scripts. there were some boring scripts, you know, "edge of the city." there were some awkward moments and some moments that don't ring true, but as a rich body of work, his performances of timeless. they are powerful, and they are motivating to new and younger
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generations. >> he was asked about that criticism that he received by oprah in 2000. quickly i wanted to know what he responded to that from that question from oprah, he said, i accepted a responsibility, i lived in a way that showed how i respected that responsibility. in order for others to come behind me, there were certain things i had to do. and obviously, so many including yourself have enjoyed the legacy of sidney poitier, and carry on, you know, his trail blazing legacy. trea andrea russworm, thank you for being with us this morning. >> thank you for having me. >> of course. stay with cnn. we'll be right back. ♪ it's ubrelvy. for anytime, anywhere migraine strikes, without worrying if it's too late, or where i am. one dose can quickly stop my migraine in its tracks within two hours. unlike older medicines,
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