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in the blast. we begin with the extreme weather threat across the central and southwestern u.s. more than 12 million people under flood watches, heavy rains pummeled phoenix, leaving streets and walkways flooded. meanwhile, a storm warning has been lifted for far southern texas, but rain from that system could spread into oklahoma and louisiana through midweek. so let's talk more about this with cnn meteorologist derek van dam. so much going on. what is catching your eye right now? >> well, some of the new flood watches that have been issued by the national weather service encompass some large metropolitans across north-central texas including dallas, fort worth, 12 million americans under flood watches as we speak. lots going on here.
we're trying to get to all of it. i want you to see what's kind of the broader scope of what's happening. there's this low pressure system that's part of the monsoon that's brought the heavier rain and flooding you saw a moment ago across phoenix and into southern new mexico. it's going to combine with remnants of what was a tropical disturbance just off the coast of southwestern -- or southern texas. this system never officially got named, and that doesn't really matter. that's not the important point here. as it moves onshore, it will continue to bring in an abundant amount of moisture from the gulf of mexico. both of these systems i'm describing are going to work together. you can almost see that within this available moisture graphic i've put up behind you. that's going to enhance the rainfall threat across central and northern texas in and around the dallas-fort worth region tonight into monday morning. that's the concern here. some of the computer models vary on how much rain we'll see. but the weather prediction picking up on this -- some of these indications that flash flooding could be ongoing across
southern oklahoma into northern and central portions of texas in and around dallas. again, so you can see how this is going to evolve over the next 24 to 36 hours. how much rain, where will the heaviest rain fall, it's really along that i-20 corridor that bisects dallas metropolitan area. it looks as if the heaviest rain will fall just to the north of that region. however, if that shifts ever so slightly to the south, we could be talking about several million americans included within this extreme flood threat. so we do have a drought that is ongoing across texas. but when you combine this amount of rain in this short period of time, and of course with the ground being so hard, not really able to soak up this precipitation, the localized flash flooding will become a concern. and it's not just the tropics over the western gulf of mexico. we are monitoring another wave off the coast of africa, has 20% chance of development. some of our computer models showing this system trekking across the atlantic, potentially becoming a tropical system by next week.
kim, lots to talk about. >> yeah, absolutely. thanks so much, derek van dam, appreciate it. we've just learned a deadly siege at a luxury hotel in somalia is now over. at least 20 people were killed after gunmen stormed the hyatt hotel in mogadishu friday evening. dozens of others were injured. let's get right to cnn's larry may doha who's following the story. what's the latest? >> reporter: the latest is that siege is now officially over, according to somali security forces. this took more than 30 hours. it's not clear why it took that long. this siege garn friday evening when gunmen detonated explosives outside the hotel and made their way into this four-story building and began shooting at guests, at staff. they took some hostages. several people were rescued but there were people still unaccounted for last night. now that this siege is over, we're waiting to hear how many more people could have died inside this building. the fear is the death toll could be much higher because at least one hospital where many of the
wounded were being sent to do receive some in critical condition and some bodies as well. when the situation is now over and they begin to take stock of what exactly happened here, that death toll could be significantly higher. the al shabaab is linked to al qaeda. one senior u.s. official described it as al qaeda's largest global affiliate. the u.s. africa command estimates it has between 5 now and 10,000 fighters in somalia. it was driven out of mogadishu, but it controls parts of southern and central somalia and has been fighting the government for more than ten years. this will be the first time that this group has targeted the capital, mowing gear shoe, since the election of president sheikh mahmoud in may and his promise to eliminate the group. this seems to be a message to his new administration that al shabaab remains strong and will continue to attack the government, attack the country. this group has carried out attacks across somalia, even in kenya -- at a mall, a university, a hotel complex. it really seems to be expanding
its work in the country. >> disturbing development there. all right, larry madowo in nairobi, kenya, thanks so much. following news reports out of russia that the daughter of a russian intellectual known as putin's brain was killed when the car she was driving blew up near moscow. according to a russian news area, dario dugina died when there was an explosion and she lost control. acquaintances say the vehicle belonged to her father, alexander. video shows a vehicle in flames. you can see it there. her father is a prominent right-wing ideologue who's been called the spiritual guide to russia's invasion of ukraine. in ukraine, three more victims have been recovered from an apartment building razed in a russian rocket strike on kharkiv. the death toll from the attack on ukraine's second-largest city stands at at least 18 people. ukraine says the attack hit a
three-story building wednesday night and emergency services are still searching for victims. in the south, ukraine is showing video of a strike on a russian counter-artillery radar. the footage shows a massive explosion that recordedly destroyed a number of russian military vehicles on friday. the french and russian leaders are expected to keep talking in the coming days to work out the details on inspections as soon as possible at ukraine's zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. moscow and paris say russian president vladimir putin has agreed to allow iaea inspectors into the plant, but as sam kylie reports, questions about the inspections remain. >> reporter: amid international concerns that there could be a nuclear catastrophe, in the worst-case scenario, a total meltdown at the zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, it is being seen by some as a step forward to have extracted from vladimir putin a concession that perhaps it would be desirable to see inspectors from the international atomic energy
authority get into that location just about 30 kilometers south of where i am. now, that was extracted by emmanuel macron, the french president, during a phone call with the russian president. but it's actually a repeat of the pre-existing russian position, and it doesn't come alongside a concession from the russians to demilitarize the nuclear power station, which is what the international community has been demanding and requesting r. it doesn't solve the problem of how inspectors get in safely and out again. we know that is a location that's being used by russians to fire missiles against ukrainian targets. indeed, over the last month or so, they've killed at least 13 civilians across the dnipro river from that location, and we have witnessed destruction caused by missiles much closer in. now, at the same time, the russians are claiming the ukrainians are firing back. there is no supporting evidence from that, either from satellite analysis that we've done at cnn, nor from ukrainian eyewitnesses who have recently escaped from
that location that i've spoken to in the last few hours. of course, we've only got their word for it, but they are consistent in their claims that they believe the russians are firing low-level mortar-type weapons in order to make the ukrainians look bad but cause no actual damage to their own lives. but this is all part of the very complex process of a conventional, almost second world war type war going on here, then on top of that, a very complex 21st century hybrid warfare. sam kylie, cnn, zaporizhzhia. ukraine says more than 40% of its schools and universities are ready to resume classes next month, which means many kids will be headed to school despite risks of fighting, missile strikes, and nuclear disaster. ukrainian teachers will have an extra job to do to calm the fears of those in their care. irina shivchok is a teacher in ukraine and part of a group that
facilitates online workshops and training for teachers, free online classes for teachers from ukraine and around the world. she joins from us lviv. thank you so much for being here with us. the new school year is starting. describe what it's like for kids and teachers who will be heading back to class, some of them for the first time since the war started. >> hello, greetings. nice to meet you here. as you know, a new school year has always been associated with unpleasant emotions. new school supplies, school bags, so on. but this year is quite different. i mean that we are caring about shelters, renovation, alarms. i have spoken about we can't afford to go offline studying.
but when we speak about students who can do it, who are not able to do it, that's why it's very difficult to tell someone a conclusion, to tell some important things about it. because you know, i am an adult, i am a teacher. and i know that i need to support, but sometimes it's very difficult to do it. because the trauma of war affected every ukrainian student. doesn't matter in hot areas or not in hot areas. from the first grade and teachers and everybody in the educational system. depending the number of wants. but i should say that there aren't any students and teachers, i mean, not physically, but mentally. >> yeah, that's exactly it. i mean, we're showing some pictures of damaged schools and
so much infrastructure damaged. their homes as well. not only do the teachers have those challenges, as you say, they have to try and help those students emotionally. as you've said, they're trying to cope with the stress of war. maybe the loss as well. i don't imagine anything will have prepared many of the teachers for this. how do they handle this extra psychological burden? >> you know, first of all, we try to support each other. i mean equally, yeah? students support me, i support them, yeah? we say, don't leave our classroom, don't leave our meeting without hugging. we stay in touch at all times. if we need to talk, we can talk on social media. we discuss. we ask for advice. and moreover, i think it helps to plan. we plan a lot of excursions, we plan a lot of the things to do.
we plan to celebrate our victory together. yes, of course it's difficult and also teaches us need for some advice as to, yeah, i need advice how to handle the stressful situation. my emphasis is small children, so yeah, it's also important. i think the support will allow an understanding that we need to stay up, i need to be strong. it helps. >> yeah, absolutely. and, you know, there are extra challenges for some who are trying to learn in areas of the country that are currently controlled by russia. we're hearing how russia's sending in its own teachers, literally burning ukrainian textbooks. presumably not just to rewrite history, but to shape the present. is it fair to say that the classroom has become its own front in this war?
>> we shout about it. the russian war, it's not a war against army, yeah? it's planned destruction of ukrainian nation, yeah? it's like i should say a genocide of a nation. because actually, a lot of plants, not only one, yeah? they destroy our culture, our education. to be ukrainian means to be constantly in the state of proprove ing one's right to exist. they want to vanish us as a nation, yes, that's why it's not only like armed conflict. it's fair and we should do everything in order to stay and not to fall in this war. >> you work extensively with international education groups and ngos. so we're wondering what more can be done to help this generation
of ukrainian students? >> can you see first of all i want to thank the international community for this enormous support. really enormous. because we receive not only material but spiritual, mental support, yeah? for all the teachers and for all the students. and this support doesn't allow us to give up. your faith in our country, yeah, it's like an emphatic, we still grow, yeah, move, run, to our victory. and just stay with us. in order that our kids, our students, they see it, yeah? it's going to help us not only with food but with universities, with your education system, medicine, everything. and it gives a big hope for a
peaceful future. >> a great message to end on, irina, english teacher and member of the group smart ozvita. thank you for joining us and all the best to you and the teachers and students out there who have to deal with all these challenges. >> thank you for this opportunity. and your support. former u.s. vice president mike pence is weighing in on the fbi search of mar-a-lago. coming up, we'll tell you what pence had to say about dealing with classified materials upon leaving office. texas has been sending thousands of migrants to new york. find out what the city is doing to make them feel welcome.
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mar-a-lago, but cnn has learned that a us official has expressed concern over those classified documents taken by former president donald trump, especially when it comes to what it could mean for the intelligence community moving forward. the white house does not have any window into what exactly was contained in that material, but officials are concerned that it could put the sources and methods that the intelligence community uses to gather information at risk. there are also some diplomatic concerns as well and whether there might be any tensions with allies over some of those documents that were taken by the former president. the white house has really adopted this very tight-lipped strategy when it comes to addressing that fbi search, trying to maintain some distance from the justice department's investigation. the white house had said that president biden has not been briefed on the probe and that they are simply learning of the latest developments as they have emerged through the press. meanwhile, the man who served
alongside former president donald trump, former vice president mike pence, said that he took a different approach to classified documents when he left office. in a recent interview with the associated press, pence was directly asked whether he retained any classified information when he left the white house. and he responded, quote, "no, not to my knowledge." he also didn't refrain -- declined to weigh in further on that fbi search and the documents the president, former president, might have taken saying, quote, "i honestly don't want to prejudge it before until we know all the facts." so far, no further comment from the former vice president as to the way that president trump handled those documents, but the current white house behind closed doors is expressing concern about how this all played out. arlette saenz, cnn, traveling with the president in wilmington, delaware. >> we don't know why trump had
classified documents at his home. there's only conjecture and various competing claims. but trump's former attorney and so-called fixer michael cohen says he thinks he knows why. >> donald had no right to take those documents. those documents don't belong to him, they belong to the american people, and they belong with the national archive. every president over the last 50, 60 years has complied with exactly the national archive request for old documents to be stored there, not at their private residence. now, i'm not talking about the love letters from kim jong-un or the love letters from vladimir putin or erdogan or any of the other dictate there's donald trump decided befriend. i'm talking about sensitive, classified information. and really the question is not so much what the documents are, but why donald had them there? and i've been very forthright when i turn around and say, i believe donald was going to use this as a get out of jail free
card. i think he was going to look to ultimately extort america in order to prevent them from incarcerating him, or at least indicting him. >> cohen worked closely with trump for more than a decade and said he absolutely 100% believes trump was capable of using top secret documents as a shield from prosecution. new york city is seeing an influx of migrants as the new school year is set to begin. many of them spanish speaking. this as the governor of texas sends migrants to the big apple in a bid to criticize white house immigration policies. cnn's jean casarez looks at what the city is doing to welcome the new arrivals and what it's calling "project open arms." >> reporter: the project is called "open arms" and we want to explain to everyone exactly what is happening. as the buses arrive to port authority in new york city, which is really the bus terminal, they are met as they get off the bus and they are taken to the first station where they can get clothes, anything they may need.
they are then taken to where they can get toiletries. and then school supplies, whatever they think they may need. next, it's housing. and there's a bidding process going on right now with new york city hotels to house some of these migrants, to give them rooms. there are also shelters. and new york city wants to have schools that are close to where the families are living. because that close proximity is good. i want you to listen to the new york city chancellor of education, take a listen. >> already our incredible public school staff are stepping up. working tirelessly to ensure a smooth transition for these new students with minimal disruption in their education. >> as more families arrive, we will be prepared to support their needs and quickly enroll them in school so that we are doing everything we can to preserve stability for them as they focus on their education.
>> reporter: now let's look at the figures. since may, there have been 6,000 migrants that have come to new york city. since early august, which is about three weeks ago, there have been 600 that have come. and they think that about 1,000 children, kindergarten through eighth grade, at this point will be entering the new york city school system. there are some issues that they're still working on. they don't have enough bilingual teachers. they're working with the government of the dominican republic to bring spanish-speaking teachers to new york city. finally, they are asking the federal government for money for everything that they are doing for these migrants here in new york city. jean casarez, cnn, new york. we're going to take a quick break. if you're joining us from here in north america, i'll have more news in just a moment. for the rest of the world, "african voices: changemakers" is next.
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in utah, extreme weather forced a search and rescue mission at zion national park saturday. park officials say several hikers were swept off their feet by a flash flood. one person is still missing. parts of the park are closed while officials continue the search. it's not just utah experiencing extreme weather. more than 15 million people across the southwestern and central u.s. are under flood watches. parts of arizona, new mexico, and west texas, the risk of flash flooding is high with
these areas expecting heavy rain and thunderstorms throughout the day. despite the flash floods in parts of the southwestern u.s., water levels continue to fall in the crucial colorado river, the main water source for cities like phoenix, arizona. officials there are desperate to find ways to conserve water and avoid a looming disaster as cnn's bill weir explains. >> reporter: summer monsoons are adding a few precious inches to the lake mead water line, but not nearly enough. america's largest reservoir is still 25 feet lower than last summer. this fall, parts of phoenix will see unprecedented tier 2 cuts of their share of the colorado river, joining arizona farmers at the end of the water rights line. do you foresee a day when it's tier 3, tier 4, mandatory cuts that will get really severe? >> absolutely. i am genuinely worried about the possibility of this system hitting deadpool. >> reporter: you are? >> absolutely, i am.
>> reporter: deadpool is when mead gets low enough to crash the whole colorado system. when katherine sorensen was running water departments in phoenix and mesa, it was the biggest worry . but now it's worse and the feds are begging western states to cut up to 1 out of every 4 gallons consumed. i know from our reporting there was some western water managers that were frustrated that the bureau of reclamation wasn't tougher. they said, you work it out or we'll work it out for you, but they didn't do that. what are your thoughts on that? >> it is disappointing. the longer that we have to endure the uncertainty, the more at risk the entire system is. and i don't envy the federal government, you know, the biden administration. they have some really tough choices to make. no elected official wants to be the person saying who gets water and who doesn't. i'm sure they are desperately searching for the least worst option. but in the meantime, water levels continue to fall. >> and we will invest heavily in
conservation, efficiency, reuse, and advanced water technologies like desalination. >> reporter: arizona's outgoing governor wants to build a desalination plant in mexico and canals in kansas to bring more water, eventually. in the meantime, the call to use less puts fresh scrutiny on thirsty industries like golf. especially after an arizona republic investigation found 30% to 50% of courses here use more than their share of water with little oversight. state records show that the water cops of arizona have issued a punishment against a golf course exactly twice in the last 20 years. so it's pretty obvious that from the feds down to the locals, people aren't exactly lining up to be the tough sheriff desperately needed to tame water use in the wild west. >> i don't golf. so i don't feel a need to defend golf. but i will say this.
people focus on it because it's visible. but there are lots of things about what we do, what we consume, what we eat, what we wear, that are very water intensive. so i don't like to think of it in terms of, we don't have enough water. i like to think of it in terms of, what do we have enough water for? do we want to build semiconductor factories, or grow cotton? do we want to grow subdivisions, or do we want to have high-density development that is more water efficient? those are the conversations we need to have. >> reporter: bill weir, cnn, phoenix. china is enduring its worst heat wave in 60 years with no relief in sight. multiple cities in south-central china have been reporting temperatures above 104 degrees fahrenheit, more than 40 degrees celsius. in the yangtze river, water levels have fallen dramatically over the last few months. the drying river has revealed buddhist statues thought to be more than 600 years old sitting atop a newly exposed island.
monkeypox has caused officials to declare a local public health emergency in king county, washington. the proclamation was signed friday. officials say it will give them the flexibility to respond effectively. there have been nearly 300 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the county. the biden administration has declared monkeypox to be a national public health emergency with 14,000 cases confirmed by the cdc. polio is making a comeback. last month one case was diagnosed in rockland county in the state of new york. the polio virus was found in wastewater in new york city just a few weeks later. the cdc says further testing shows it was in state water as early as april. health officials say this discovery is just the tip of the iceberg. earlier we talked to cnn medical expert dr. leanna nguyen about the dangers of polio, especially for children. >> this is a virus that used to lead to disabilities, permanent disabilities, incurable
disabilities for tens of thousands of children every year, that killed thousands of kids in the u.s. every year. i mean, when i went to medical school, we learned about polio as a disease of history. as something that doesn't affect people in the u.s. acutely anymore. but now it's re-emerging. and what you are saying is exactly right, that even one case of paralytic polio is a public health emergency. because one case illustrates that there may be hundreds of other cases that are out there, that are spreading without our knowledge. this is a real emergency when we're seeing diseases that were otherwise preventible, and otherwise eliminated in the us, now coming back because of lack of vaccination. still to come on "cnn newsroom," the widow of basketball star kobe breaks down as she describes her panic attacks and anxiety over crash scene photos. we'll have a report from los angeles. plus actor alec baldwin deflects blame for last year's fatal movie set shooting and says the tragedy, quote, has
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a s.w.a.t. standoff in ohio lead to two being shot and killed. the suspects allegedly shot into a car friday night leading to a nine-hour standoff. police didn't give detail on this the shooting of the suspects. photos and video taken by residents show a s.w.a.t. vehicle with two bullet holes in the windshield. a local police official told cnn it was the first officer-involved shooting in thor in many, many years. police say actor gary busey is facing sex offense charges for an incident that allegedly happened during the annual monster mania convention in new jersey. police in cherry hill say the 78-year-old faces two counts of criminal sexual contact and two other charges for the incident last weekend. cnn has reached out to
representatives of the busey for comment. police say the investigation is ongoing. more testimony expected in the federal civil lawsuit against los angeles county over leaked graphic photos of the helicopter crash that killed basketball star kobe, his daughter, and seven others. bryant's widow was very emotional when she took the stand on friday. cnn's natasha chin has details. >> reporter: we hereditariful testimony from vanessa bryant on friday as she told heartbreaking stories of new panic attacks she's never had before but that she started experiencing that after she found out through an "l.a. times" article about a month after the crash that l.a. county sheriff's deputies and county firefighters had taken and shared close-up images of her loved ones' remains from the crash site. she talked about the moment she found out about that, how she was with family and had to run out of the house so that her daughters would not see her fall apart. she said that she felt in that moment like running and
screaming and jumping into the ocean but, quote, "i can't escape my body, i can't escape what i feel." she talked about disturbing messages from strangers online. one of them was shown to us in the courtroom, a direct message on instagram from someone using helicopter and flame emojis and threatening to leak the images of kobe's body. vanessa bryant is a co-plaintiff this this case sitting next to chris chester, who lost his wife and daughter in the same crash. both have described this fear and anxiety that these photos could someday christmsurface an on top of the grief they already felt from losing family members. the county defense has emphasized neither of them has ever seen any of these photos surface on the internet. sheriff villanueva was on the stand and he stated his highest priority was to stop these photos from getting out, in other words, to not let the
horses out of the barn. he asked the deputies to delete the photos in question instead of waiting for a formal proper investigation to go through. the plaintiff's attorneys asked him, does he know for a fact they were all deleted? he said, i believe they were deleted. when pushed he said, quote, "well, god knows, and that's about it." back to you. now to the latest on the child pornography and sexual abuse trial of singer r. kelly. now a grown woman who 20 years ago denied she had sex with kelly or recorded a sex tape with him took the stand, called "jane" to protect her identity, testifying she was 14 when she recorded a sex tape with kelly and 15 when she first had sex with him. kelly is on trial for multiple charges, including producing and receiving child pornography, enticing minors for criminal sexual activity, and obstruction. he has pleaded not guilty. actor alec baldwin spoke to cnn about the fatal shooting on
the set of the film "rust" last year. he says he doesn't believe he or anyone else will face criminal charges from the incident which killed photographer elaina hutchins but calls it a tragic episode that's taken years off his life and cost him professionally. >> reporter: ten months in, and confusion still persists over the sequence of events that led to a deadly shooting on the set of "rust." this week an fbi report concluded this gun could not be fired without the trigger being pulled while the gun was cocked, and eventually malfunctioned after internal parts fractured. in his first interview with cnn, alec baldwin denies pulling the trigger. >> i never once said, never, that the gun went off in my hand automatically. i always said i pulled the hammer back, and i pulled it back as far as i could. i never took a gun and pointed it at somebody and clicked the thing. >> reporter: while waiting for the results of the santa fe
county sheriff's office investigation, baldwin says he hired his own investigator. >> that private investigator, as you probably know, did not have a difficult time accessing the staff of the sheriff's department. and that person told us, quote, unquote, we've known in the department since january that alec would not be charged with a crime. >> reporter: a sentiment echoed by his attorney. >> do you think that there is a possibility, though, that he could face charges at all? >> it would be a huge miscarriage of justice. >> reporter: but the then-president fanned flames against him. >> the former president of the united states said, he probably shot her on purpose. to me, what is really the only time i thought that i was worried about what was going to happen. here was trump, who instructed people to commit acts of violence, and he was pointing the finger at me and saying, i was responsible for the death. >> reporter: no one has been charged for the tragedy on set, but baldwin said there are two people responsible.
armorer hannah gutierrez reed, and assistant director dave walls. through their attorneys they accuse baldwin of deflecting blame. but baldwin points to the findings of an occupational safety report. >> hanna reid handed the gun to halls and said, "don't give to it alec till i get back to the set, i've got to do something else." he proceeded to the set, and "a," handed me the gun. >> reporter: baldwin says gutierrez reed should have known the difference between dummy rounds which make a rattling sound and live ammunition. >> anybody on earth who works in that business can determine that. >> reporter: baldwin raised questions about the supplier of guns and ammunition for the film, seth kenny, being sued by the armorer. >> what was the provenance of all the bullets on the set? where did those come from? >> reporter: according to the fbi report, as far as i'm aware, the bullets were commingled. >> right. if that's the case, who commingled them? did seth kenny provide her with prop ammunition where he commingled live rounds with blank rounds?
>> reporter: questions baldwin says kept him up at neat as he replayed the final days of a talented friend and can maying to grapher. >> she was great at her job. and she died. she died. that hurts me every day. you know, every day of my life, i think about that. it's horrible. >> reporter: in january the film's armorer, hannah gutierrez reed, sued the movie's gun and ammunition supplier, accusing founder seth kenny of selling her a cache of dummy at anything with live rounds mixed in. kenny's attorney filed an answer denying any allegations and asking the court to dismiss the case but admitting his company was the sole supplier of ammunition to the set. my wide-ranging interview with alec baldwin, he said the last ten months have been tough, especially when it comes to finding work and he's been nird from five jobs, just one the other day. he says he's leaning on support of his family, specifically his wife who's expecting their seventh child this fall.
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cnn's clare sebastian spoke to one company that made the change. >> reporter: red means don't disturb. this traffic light system just one of the ways this london pr firm is trying to squeeze five days' work into four. >> that was the single most transformative thing for us. people put their light on red, you have to respect it. >> reporter: 70 companies across the uk are two months into this experiment, moving staff to a four-day week, but keeping their pay the same, in the hopes they get the same amount of work done as before. here at unity, there are now clear limits on meeting times and strict hand-overs required so that half the team can get mondays off and half get fridays. >> why did you take part in this experiment? >> it was really, really simple. we were in the middle of the pandemic. i was so afraid for myself, but also the team, that we were burning out quickly. i started thinking about ways to help with this. >> reporter: it was a rocky start. >> we missed things, people
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