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-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com good morning, everybody. good morning, in particular, washington, d.c. that is where some 90 newly elected members of congress have arrived. they're there to do the important work of this country, but before they can do that important work, they need to figure out where the bathrooms are, how to set up an office. they even need to find a place to live. yep, it's that time, folks.
freshman orientation is getting under way. we'll tell you what they're learning. also, would you pay $1,700 for another man's boxers? maybe $6,000 for another man's slippers, as you see there. some people did exactly that, but this stuff belonged to bernie madoff. we'll tell you how the auction of his stuff went yesterday. yes, in fact, all that money went to certainly a worthy cause, the people he screwed out of a lot of money. well, from the cnn center, this is your cnn sunday morning 6:00 a.m. it's 2:00 p.m. in baghdad. wherever you may be, glad you're joining us. also want to say thank you and welcome to our troops joining us right now on the armed forces network in iraq, afghanistan, around the world, thank you for being here and thank you for what you do. also coming up over the next 90 minutes is the trip of a lifetime for a veteran of world war ii. we will take you along for the ride as he gets to visit the
memorial to those who served in that great conflict. also this morning, if you didn't know, let me tell you right now. cigarettes are bad for you. just want to get that out there. still we should all know that, but the fda thinks they need to go even further to get the message out. new proposals for some graphic, graphic images to put on cigarette packs. also, sears is doing something they have never done in the history of that company, the 120-plus year history of that company. they're going to be open on thanksgiving day. we'll tell you the strategy behind that. we're going to begin, though, with a story that's really been developing the past year. a couple, a british couple that was kidnapped by somali pirates a year ago is now free. paul and rachel chandler appeared in a video pleading for their lives. you're seeing it here.
you can see those somali pirates standing with weapons pointed at the couple. paul chandler said he was afraid the captors would kill them if those captors were not paid what they were asking for, which is some $7 million. cnn, we have confirmed here now that a ransom, in fact, was paid, but it was much lower than that $7 million starting asking price. it was closer to $750,000. we don't know, however, who paid it. the chandlers are now headed to nairobi, kenya. that's the first stop on their way home. they're described as being tired but very happy. our david mackenzie has their story. >> reporter: for more than a year in captivity, paul and rachel chandler feared the worst, that the next day could very well be their last. their captors had guns and often threatened to use them if ransom wasn't paid. >> and i have no doubt that they will not hesitate to kill us, perhaps within the week or so, if there is no response.
>> reporter: the retired english couple was sailing around the world. it was their lifelong dream. it turned into an awful nightmare. somali pirates captured them in the shay sheeychelles in a nigh attack as the royal navy looked on. the navy said it was too dangerous to intervene, a decision heavily criticized by some. they were held in some areas of lawless somalia. in interviews conducted by satellite phone, they said they were treated well. but as the days dragged into months, they said they were beaten, separated, and dealt with like animals. >> please somebody get in touch. otherwise, we just sleepwalk to a tragic ending. >> reporter: the chandlers and their family wanted help from london, but successive british governments have refused to pay a ransom, saying it would only encourage more kidnappings. and the weak somali government called the kidnapping a shame on their country, but their attention is focused on battling islamic insurgents. it has no sway over the somali
pirates, whose only real motivation is money. now finally free, the chandlers who have gone through so much and felt abandoned for so long, will be turning their thoughts towards home and a reunion with their family. cnn, nairobi, kenya. now, we have a weather situation. it was, what, about 70 degrees? what was it here in atlanta yesterday? >> it was about 72 degrees. >> about 72 degrees. now this is in stark contrast to what we have here. this is in eastern minnesota. we were keeping an eye on this yesterday. we knew the storm was coming, and it did. you saw folks actually building snowmen out there. caused some issues with travel, a lot of accidents to report. we have a couple of deaths to report as well. the snow came down and caused issues on the road. also, reynolds, as we often expect, minnesota, minneapolis in particular, a major hub with the airport there, caused a lot of delays as well. how are they doing there? >> i think we're going to be
seeing delays as well. the winter storm warnings in that part of the world are going to expire at 4:00 today. by tomorrow morning should be pretty good. one of the things i've heard over the last couple of days, i got e-mails from people asking me in parts of minnesota. has winter officially started? well, officially, no. but explain that to the poor guy who's moving about a foot of winter off of his front walk today. that's going to be the situation. some places up there, around a foot of snowfall. in the minneapolis area, things are going to get a little better. we have an area of low pressure here. you can see it moving to the north, some of it moving to the west, some of it to the south, counterclockwise circulation. that's your upper level low. cold air from the north coming in behind. you've got plenty of moisture, and that overrunning moisture makes the difference, and that's what gives you snowfall. 20s out in the west. minneapolis near the freezing point. cedar rapids and chicago, certainly a cold time for you as well. let's talk quickly about what you can expect in that part of the world. we will see more snowfall, at least in the midday hours, all
due to frontal pressure. storms near buffalo, new york. in terms of snowfall totals, eden prairie, 11 inches of snowfall. that's the official number. some places there may have gotten as much as 14 inches of snow. dennison, iowa, 10 inches of snowfall. over 8 inches of snow in maple grove and mankato. as we wrap things up, what you can expect for the rest of the country. new york with 60 your high. miami with 80 degrees. st. louis, 56. denver, 44 degrees. when you get into the front range and back in central rockies, the snow is going to be nice, especially in steamboat springs. for seattle, 54 degrees. los angeles, 78 degrees. a little bit of a marine layer but no big issues into the afternoon. t.j., travel troubles, definitely in minneapolis. that's going to spill over into your airports in chicago. throughout the midwest, it will be a rough time. >> we'll be talking with reynolds plenty throughout the morning. the president's high profile trip through asia has wrapped
up. he visited india, indonesia, south korea, japan as well. he boarded air force one in yokohama today and headed home. the initiative was to build jobs overseas and add to jobs here at home. he pledged to work towards free and open trade in asia. america wants access to the fast-growing markets there. but a weak global economy and financial uncertainty is going to make that difficult. president obama promoated the trans-pacific partnership to help promote free trade. next year the u.s. is going to host the apac summit, which stands for the asia-pacific cooperative summit. it will be held in hawaii. you remember rahm emanuel left the white house. everyone understood why he's leaving. now he's making it official. the president's former chief of staff officially entered the race for mayor in his hometown of chicago.
emanuel wants to fight for a better future for all those in chicago. even though he only made it official today, he has been campaigning across the city for more than a month. we're getting close to the holiday season. we're not yet to thanksgiving yet. a lot of stores starting to look ahead, announcing some specials for the christmas shopping season, and the world's largest retailer is jumping into this and going to be saving you some money and giving you an incentive to shop with them. i'll tell you exactly what that is. nine minutes past the hour. first, in honor of veterans day, we recognized this morning's quiz. what is the oldest component of the u.s. armed forces? a, the u.s. army. b, the national guard. or, c, the national colony militia. i'll have the answer for you after the break. for strawberry , threw a curve at my curves. so i threw it right back... with yoplait light -- around 100 calories. now i love my curves in all the right places. ♪
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u.s. armed forces in is it the u.s. army, the national guard, or the national colony militia? the answer is the national guard. formed in the 17th century as militia of the kol in any events, they've fought in every major war since 1637. we want to welcome everybody watching here. as always we like to welcome those watching on the armed forces network. we like to give you guys an update of how the military academies did on saturday football. for the navy, reynolds, they only completed two passes in their game. >> love it. run the ball, man. >> but still won. they racked up, like you said, run the ball, over 400 yards on the ground, beat central michigan. had to hold on at the end, 38-37. army beat kent state, and air force wore down new mexico as well. for you folks wondering about the bcs top teams, we'll start with, reynolds, auburn tigers beat georgia. they had to get rid of a lot of
distractions, as we know, about the quarterback. tcu was able to hold on as well. got close in the end. one loss, ohio state beat penn state. oklahoma over texas. and nebraska over kansas. alabama jumped all over mississippi state as well. now, a couple of other games need to look at now. at the top of the list, oregon, the number one team in the country, barely got by yesterday in berkeley. >> this was close. >> this could have changed everything in college football had they gone down. the number one oregon ducks held on to win at berkeley 15-13. now, reynolds, you had some complaints about how they finished out the game. they had a chance to score at the end if they wanted to, but they just kind of ran that clock out. at this point of the year, you're number one, you've got a chance to go to the national championship, you just run that clock out and get out of there with the win. >> it's amazing. jeff tedford's team, the cal bears, they had some great teams a few years ago. they haven't been so great the past couple. don't they win in terms of the
ugliest uniforms? >> they did a little montage of the game of all the uniforms they use, and they are some ugly uniforms. >> i don't know what it is with the pac-10. different story in wisconsin. this looks like a basketball score. 83 points put up by wisconsin. 83 points. that's the highest scoring total of a big ten team since ohio state beat ohio in 1950. that's the most since 1915 that wisconsin has put up. some of the highlights into this game, it didn't look like they were still trying to really beat up on indiana, but no matter what they did, they just kept scoring. 83 points, wow. >> wow. that's what you play everyone. that's when you play the fourth string. you give the water boy a helmet. you pull people in from the stands. you give everyone an opportunity. 3-year-old kid eating popcorn, come on in. you're the starting quarterback. >> that's kind of what they did, and they kept scoring. one more here, and this is why i'm a little red-eyed this
morning. stayed up to watch that guy, the pacman, manny pacquiao. had a fight at the new texas stadium, dallas cowboys stadium. this is one of the most exciting events they've held at cowboys stadium since the cowboys aren't doing very well. you can see what he did to his opponent, antonio margarito of mexico, pummelled the guy for 15 rounds. there was a 20-pound weight difference between these guys and a 5-inch height difference. manny looked tiny in that ring compared to this guy, and he whipped him for 12 straight rounds. >> kind of a microcosm of ironically the cowboys season when you think about it. unbelievable. look at that. >> but he was -- in the last round, he backed off, and he was looking at the ref, saying, ref, are you going to stop this fight? he didn't even want to continue to pummel the guy. probably should have stopped 10th, 11th round at least. he was looking at the ref like, are you serious? he was kind of merciful at the end. >> unbelievable. >> that's a wrap on some of the big things we saw last night.
reynolds is going to be back with us. we've got some sunday football. a lot of that played inside. a lot of people curious about the weather today and the travel going on. reynolds will be keeping us up to date on that. appreciate you, buddy. also, the big bang. scientists say it's where the universe came from. now people have managed to create their own big bang. a breakthrough underground and what it means about everything. [ male announcer ] montgomery and abigail haggins had a tree that bore the most rare and magical fruit, which provided for their every financial need.
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capitol this morning, washington, d.c. that's where a lot of the freshmen are arriving to start their freshmen orientation. some 90-plus new members of congress will be joining us and starting the work of the people. but before that work can start, they've got a little work to do just to figure out where their offices are, where the bathrooms are, where they're going to live. some will have to room together and things like that. we'll be talking about that throughout the morning. 20 minutes past the hour. let me bring in josh levs. i thought we figured out the big bang. we need another theory? there's another? >> what we don't know is when it happened and what it's actually made out of. that's what they're trying to figure out. they're trying to figure out, at the very beginning of everything, when this massive explosion happened, what all that stuff was? basically, these little particles that turned into everything. >> the stuff? >> i've got a better way to summarize it. this song puts it really well. ♪ the universe was in a hot dense state ♪ ♪ nearly 14 million years ago expansion started weight ♪ ? ♪ earth began to cool
the auto-tropes started ♪ ♪ we built a wall built the pyramid ♪ ♪ unraflling the mystery ♪ that was the start of the big bang ♪ >> that's the best theme song on tv right now. billions of dollars, scientists all over the world trying to figure out what happened with the big bang. now they've actually managed to create a mini big bang. let's go straight to this video, and you'll see what i'm talking about. the question that so many people have been studying forever. what has been going on from the very beginning? what they've been doing is using this huge thing called the large hedron collider that spans the border between switzerland and france. it's underground there. it's designed to discover and study the teeniest building blocks of matter. what scientists said they learned there is going to revolutionize our entire understanding of the universe. what they've been doing to understand the big bang and working to smash together these particles at a faster rate than ever to create the teeny tiny
microscopic particles that you can only see for a fraction of the second. in short version, in the past week, they managed to do it. after all these efforts, they actually had what they can now call a big bang. they smashed these things together at temperatures 100,000 times hotter than the center of the sun. that's how hot it gets with this massive machine. that was their mini big bang. and the scientific lingo, if you want to know, is that they smashed together ions for the first time, and before now it had been these things called protons. the big idea here, one of the professors explained to us, they're reproducing the conditions that existed -- listen to this -- a few millionths of a second after the big bang. and the thinking is that an understanding of these two little particles can give us a whole new understanding of what everything is made of, including us. massive breakthrough there with the large hedron collider. i posted all of this information for you on facebook and twitter. check it out. it's been huge this past week. it's all over the web now. people can see little pictures
of what they managed to show for a little millionth of a second there, tiny fraction of a second, which could be a huge step towards understanding what we and everything around us are made out of, t.j. there you go. for the first time in human history, people have created what can be called an actual big bang. >> and we're getting the answers. they're still collecting data, and we'll get more from them later. >> what they did is they managed to get the little images of these things and they're going to be studying them like crazy. now that they've created this, they need to repeat it thousands and millions of times, just keep doing it and doing it. >> how long is this going to take? >> it could take years to study them. but people have managed to find, they've got a shot at getting there. all of this to get to the tiniest thing in existence, which would be the tiniest particle we've ever seen, which could help us understand what all of us are made out of. >> i was wondering when i got up this morning, what i was made out of. >> i'm sure that's what i
thought about it. >> we appreciate you. thanks so much. also coming up here, did you know? this bulletin just came in. smoking is bad for you. but the fda doesn't think the message has gotten out good enough. they've come up with a new method now to try to combat smoking and educate you about the dangers of it. graphic -- and i do mean graphic new labels they're proposing to put on packages of cigarettes. we'll show them to you coming up.
history, sears will be open on thanksgiving day. they're going to be open from 7:00 a.m. to noon. they're trying to cash in on early bird shoppers, and they say the customers asked for this. meanwhile, walmart, they're also trying to up the ante on these holiday shopping wars, trying to compete for those customers. the world's largest retailer has announced free online shipping on some 60,000 holiday items with no minimum purchase. the offer is available through december the 20th on walmart.com. walmart says shipping surcharges may still apply in alaska, hawaii, as well as puerto rico. also, a recall i need to tell you about this morning. they are recalling more than 600,000 vehicles in north america. about 515 of those right here in the u.s. trying to fix problems with steering columns and battery cables. vehicles included are the frontier, x-terra -- those are suvs -- and also the sentra sedans. nissan said it will begin
notifying owners early next month once replacement parts are available. hi, i'm nick jonas, and we can make an impact on diabetes awareness. the way that i got involved with diabetes awareness and diabetes research was from a firsthand experience. i'm a diabetic myself. >> i was diagnosed with type i diabetes. >> it's important to let people know the effect it has on an individual and the family. our foundation the jonas brothers change for the children foundation has been able to do a lot of work with diabetes. it's a manageable disease, and it's something that you can live with every day. join the movement. impact your world. cnn.com/impact. while a body in tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation.
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if you're trying to have breakfast this morning. just a heads up there. this is about the warning label on cigarette packs. we've all kind of gotten used to that warning labe that's what some say is part of the problem. we've gotten used to it, too used to it. now some graphic images are coming out. i'm warning you, this can be disturbing. cnn correspondent susan candiotti reporting the fda wants to try a little shock therapy with pictures like these right there on the pack to maybe get smokers to quit. >> they are graphic. they' they're meant to be blunt, and the fda wants to make smokers think twice about lighting up. >> this is a historic event. >> reporter: historic because cigarette warning labels haven't changed in 25 years. the proposed labels will be hard to miss. >> this is pretty difficult not to pay attention to because it has to cover 50% of the back and front of the package of cigarettes. >> reporter: the ads are
required by law to show up on cartons by 2012. yet another tool, including public service announcements, meant to get smokers to kick the habit. >> now there is a permanent hole in my throat. >> reporter: more than 30 countries already use far more explicit images. this one from australia. another from thailand. >> they're not meant to offend anybody or to scare anybody off. it's meant to inform. >> reporter: we showed the proposed labels to young people who belong to an asian-american group promoting good health. how powerful a message do you think this is, showing someone with a tracheotomy? >> i think it's powerful, but we're constantly being bombarded with images all day, that over time we just become numb to them. >> i don't think it's really effective either because looking at the picture, you're going to see how he did perform this kind of surgery, and yet he's still smoking. >> reporter: do you think a woman addicted to smoking will look at this and think, hmm, maybe i shouldn't do that. >> no, they would continue doing it. >> reporter: why? >> smoking is addictive.
they can't stop. >> reporter: the fda is taking public comments until january. tobacco company philip morris says it plans to weigh in, but r.j. reynolds is already suing over being forced to show labels like these. susan candiotti, cnn, new york. >> as you heard susan report there, the fda wants to hear from you. they are taking public comments, and you can go online at www.regulations.gov. type in cigarette warning in the search box then follow the prompt, and you will be able to leave comment. or you can fax your comments to this number 301-827-6870. or you can mail your comments in to the division of dockets management at the food and drug administration, 560 fishers lane, room 1061, rockville, maryland. if you can't get that down quickly enough, we will collect it and put it online for you so you can get to it.
put it up on my facebook and twitter sites and make sure you can find that as well. we'll take your comments through tuesday, january 11th, about those warning labels. turning to politics back here in the u.s. now. partnership may be as high as ever, or partisanship, i should say. partnership in d.c.? excuse me for that freudian slip. partisanship might be as high as ever, but the president and republicans seem to agree on one thing. there needs to be some earmark reform in congress. earmarks are spending additions tacked on to bills by members of congress. you've heard so much about them. often they're called pork barrel spending. republican house leaders are calling for a vote to ban earmarks when congress returns for a lame duck session this week. the president also voiced support for limiting earmarks in his weekly address yesterday. tomorrow marks the first day of freshman orientation for the more than 90 newly elected lawmakers. they're getting a crash course on how to navigate their new workplace literally. they've got seminars on
everything from setting up an office, hiring a staff, learning how to cast an electronic vote in the house. cnn's deputy political director paul steinhauser has more in our look ahead in this week in politics. >> reporter: good morning, t.j. congress tops our look at the political week ahead. lawmakers coming back tomorrow for the lame duck session. we'll see the senate and the house back this week. the top issue among many they have to deal with, but the top issue will be whether to extend those bush-era tax cuts for all americans, including the wealthiest americans. that's been a real divisive point. also in this week ahead, some people who may want to run for the white house in 2012. let's start with newt gingrich. he's got a new book out, the former house speaker does, called "valley forge." he's on a book tour, and guess where the buk tour takes him? that's right, iowa. all eyes on iowa. its caucuses kick off the presidential process. and another flash point in the race for the white house, and
that is the republicans governors' association. they've got the annual winter meetings in san diego. a bunch of people who may want to run, including the rja chairman and mississippi governor haley barbour, and mitch mcconnell. we'll have our eyes on louisiana. it's never too early to start talking about the race for the white house. t.j., back to you. >> thanks as always, our paul steinhauser. coming up, honoring our greatest generation. we're going to be taking you on board and let you hear the sounds after a trip and a tribute more than 60 years in the making. but first, another u.s. military quiz for you. deborah sampson became the first woman to enter combat for the military. she joined the military as a man using the name robert shirtliff.
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at 38 minutes after the hour, we asked you before the break, deborah sampson was the first woman to serve in the military. we asked you which war. it was, a, the revolutionary war. sampson was a teacher during the war. in may of 1782 she disguised herself as a man and served in the infantry as robert shurtlive. she was shot in battle and treated her own wound so she wouldn't be discovered. she was honorably discharged as robert shurtliff.
today there are 200,000 women on active duty in the u.s. $2 million. that's a pretty good chunk of change, but it might seem kind of like chump change compared to the 50-plus billion that bernie madoff swindled his victims out of. this scam artist now, some of the victims starting to get a little bit, just a little bit of their money back. that $2 million i told you about going to the victims after the second auction of madoff's personal items was held yesterday in new york. these are some of the big ticket items that caught a lot of people's attention. there was a 10.5 carat diamond engagement ring. there that thing is. that brought in about $500,000. there was also a steinway piano. that got about $42,000. a pair of black velveteen slippers. those had his initials on. those went for $6,000. some of his boxers were sold in
a lot with some socks. somebody bought that. >> boxers, t.j.? >> this was fascinating to me. i was telling you before the break. they had pleats in them. never seen that before. >> but slippers? seriously, what man in their right mind -- would denzel washington or clint eastwood wear slippers? >> maybe. >> come on. i don't see it. and $6,000 for slippers? >> well, come on. but the thing you could see about it is it did go towards the victims. so you can feel good. >> that's great. >> you can feel good about paying a high price because you know what it's going to. look at the slippers. they have his initials on them, bernie madoff. i think these might have been worn actually. the boxers were not, of course. $2 million they collected. that's something. >> i'm happy for the victims, but any person who would buy that in the first place, it's like going over in slow pitch softball or getting a bad haircut. >> not good at all.
let's slip into the forecast. let's get right to it. a storm system moving across the western parts of the great lakes that's going to bring heavy snowfall. already has a history of producing over 10 inches of snowfall in parts of wisconsin back into minnesota. power outages can be expected through the afternoon possibly as long as tuesday. also look for delays in the twin cities. 44, the high in denver. 78 degrees in los angeles. 54 in seattle. very nice on the eastern seaboard for now. then with this frontal boundary comes eastward, you're going to see more rain eventually in new york. today 60 degrees. 80 in miami, a beautiful day for you. we've got so much more coming up, including in the tropics, some possibilities of development right in the center of the caribbean. more of that coming up. you're watching "cnn sunday morning." see new a few. i'm not a slipper guy.
good morning, everybody. good morning, washington, d.c. a look at the white house. the president is making his way back to the white house right now after wrapping up that ten-day mission in asia. but the more than 60 million americans who fought and helped win world war ii, often called the greatest generation. by the time the war's memorial finally opened in 2004, many of those now aging heroes never dreamed they'd make it to washington, even see it. but there's an effort to change that. it's called honor flight, and they have one mission, to fly as many vets to d.c. as possible free of charge. we jumped on board. 83-year-old navy veteran wayman owens is embarking on one last military campaign of sorts. thanks to a program called honor flight. wayman is being flown to see the
world war ii memorial in washington, d.c., for free. >> well, that's a chance for me to go see those monuments. next thing i knew, i was accepted. >> robert, come on with me. >> as you can see, this trip is not an easy one for wayman to make. >> i get tore up even thinking about it. >> even though he didn't see combat during the war, his mission had its dangers. >> i went to the islands. that's where we did two atomic bomb tests. >> after the test, he was sent to japan, where he witnessed the destruction of the bombs firsthand. >> i seen enough at hiroshima. it was hell. it was ships blown all to pieces, animals blown all to pieces. everything was tore apart. it's hell. you don't want to see any part
of it. it's my thinking, you don't want to see anything like that. >> what he saw still haunts him to this day. >> it tears me up to see the stuff i seen on that day, that stuff. i'll see the monuments and stuff like that, and i think i'm going to leave it alone, leave the rest of it, try to block the rest of that stuff out of my mind. >> the memorial is more than he expected. >> beautiful, beautiful. >> he finds that people still show their appreciation for a man in uniform. >> yeah. >> thank you very much. >> thank you so much for your service. >> he pauses to remember those who didn't make the trip, the more than 400,000 who died in the war and the other veterans for whom the memorial was built too late. >> i didn't go in service to be in a memorial.
i went there for something else. the memorial is beautiful. it's worthwhile. it's something to be proud of. i wish everybody could see it. >> weyman owens. >> then a chance encounter. >> i'll tell you what i've done. >> a reunion of two comrades who haven't seen each other in more than six decades. >> i'll get my blanket and my pillow and climb up on that eight-inch turret. >> and sometimes you get soaking wet. >> the two men are from different parts of the country but happened to be here at the same time on different honor flights. >> you just made my day. >> you made mine too. >> i never did dream that i would run into this fella again. i didn't know him. i knew where he had been. i shook his hand.
i was proud to see him. i was more than proud to see him. >> weyman couldn't ask for more, but there's still one more surprise for the veterans. ♪ >> a hero's homecoming in the airport terminal. total strangers giving them the thanks they deserve after honor flight gives them the trip of a lifetime. >> if i went tonight, i have a lot to be thankful for. >> we're coming up on 12 minutes to the top of the hour now. a story we really want you to pay attention to. inmates at a notorious prison in russia. they're about to catch a break and a tan, seriously. we're going to explain that. also, tattoos worth their weight in gold, literally.
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and nadia bilchik joining me now. good to see you. we're talking about tanning beds in prison. folks, this is happening or about to happen in russia. we'll get to that story in just a second. kind of remind people from this scene from goldfinger. you remember this? james bond flick. the leg, can you see it there? she's on the bed. she's covered in nothing but gold. well, in dubai, they've kind of taken that idea, and they've turned it on its head, and they've turned it into a fashion trend in tattoos? >> yes. you can now get a pure gold or
platinum tattoo. i have to tell you, after yesterday's doctor's visit of yours, i have inundated, facebook, twitter, about that tattoo. you can take that tattoo to a whole new level now. you can get it done in gold or platinum, 100% gold or platinum, anything from $50 to $5,500. what they will do is create the tattoo, and then it's a thin film of either gold or platinum, and then apply it to the skin. and it is temporary, but very beautiful. >> are they the only ones doing it? >> precious skin is doing it. it's actually a japanese concept. they've opened up in dubai, and they intend to take this global. the idea is to have body art as jewelry, so it replaces hen na tattoo, jewelry. and you have your gold tattoo, and body adornment is an age old thing. >> can i see that video one more time? when you told me about it, i thought what in the world?
but looking at it, they are exquisite >> and the price of gold has gone up. for just $50 you can get a small one, and a large one for $5,500. >> but you could cover up. i could take my current tattoo and get that covered in gold? >> that current tattoo, what does it actually say? we'd like to know. >> it's kind of a family nickname. t junior is what it says on my arm. i have two tattoos. i won't tell you about the other one. we've gone too far. >> and a matching gold, maybe a platinum and a diamond or two. but we have to go to dubai. >> baby steps here. let's turn to russia now. tanning beds for the inmates >> and not just in any prison, but in the most infamous prison. what happened was last year, the famous lawyer medvinski actually died in this prison. what they're trying to do is a whole process of trying to improve the standards in the
prisons. one of the things is sun beds, skype, improved medical conditions. >> wait a minute, nadia. you can improve conditions by serving better food. why a tanning bed? >> because what it does is the ultraviolet lights are supposed to increase vitamin d and help people feel better. i assure you these inmates are not necessarily going for a tan. the idea is it's part of an overall plan. there will be a solarium and some sun beds and improve medical facilitieses and allow some inmates to skype. when medvinski died, it caused a lot of negative attention for the russian government. so they say they're improving standards in the prison. >> what kind of attention is it getting? >> some people are going sun beds, is this really genuine change? what does a sun bed really do except cause cancer and all kinds of eye problems? but generally speaking, they're trying to improve the prisons. do you know that 1 in 4 russian men will have gone to prison in
their lifetime. so it's extraordinary. >> nadia, good stuff as always. interesting stuff a lot of people don't have on their radar. now we know. nadia, we'll see her again this morning. look forward to that. also, the chandlers' release. they've been held captive for a year by somali pirates. now they're headed to nairobi, kenya. we will be live there for you to tell you about what has been an extraordinary year for them. we're getting close to the top of the hour. stay with us. [ male announcer ] nature is unique... ...authentic...
a lot of people having a tough time out there on the roads and also in the air. we'll tell you what's happening in minneapolis in particular this morning. reynolds wolf will be along here shortly. also this weekend, i admitted something that i was embarrassed to admit here on the air, and that is that i had neglected my health like so many other men are doing right now. it's been some ten-plus years since i had been to the doctor for a physical. well, that changed for me recently, hoping it will change for you as well. we'll be talking about men's health, also see the results of what i went through. but hello to you all. welcome to the "cnn sunday morning." from the cnn center in atlanta, georgia. 7:00 a.m. where i stand. 6:00 a.m. in minneapolis. wherever you may be, glad you're right here. i'm t.j. holmes. a british couple kidnapped and threatened by somali pirates finally free. there they are. the pirates grabbed paul and rachel chandler off their yacht. again, this was a year ago.
at one point early in their captivity, the couple went before a camera. this is the video you're seeing of that. guns pointed at them. they begged the british government and anybody listening to help. we now know that a $750,000 ransom, in fact, was paid. the chandlers now on their way to nairobi in neighboring kenya. our david mackenzie joins us now live from there. when are they expected, david? >> reporter: t.j., it's certainly going to be in the coming hours. right now, paul and rachel chandler, this retired couple on a holiday of a lifetime vacation, going across the world on their yacht, was picked up by somali pirates just over a year ago off the coast of africa. now they have been freed, or at least they're in safe hands. the pirates have freed them. they went from a regional town, flew into mogadishu, the capital of somalia. right now they're talking with the government, meeting with
them. the government of somalia was involved in these negotiations, t.j. in the coming hours, they'll come right here to wilson airport in nairobi, which will be a very relieving moment for them for sure. t.j.? >> can you tell us for sure what else we have been able to find out about how this money was paid, how it came to the amount that it came to, and possibly even where it came from? >> reporter: well, the money was paid in cash, you know. i don't think somali pirates really want to take checks any time soon. so, t.j., the money was taken in last night, late last night, near the regional capital of central somalia. paul and rachel chandler were then moved by land. they went to a local leader's house. i spoke to him earlier on the phone. he said that they were well. they had their first shower in over a year, a proper shower, had their breakfast. they were very happy, quote, to be alive. then they were flown into mogadishu and coming here, as i
said. the money itself, it's unclear yet exactly the breakdown of that $750,000, but certainly a large portion, or a significant portion has been played by somalis living in a diaspora in england. certainly, it was seen as an embarrassing situation for somalia, already suffering through so many problems. they helped to get this couple released. as i say, they're going to be coming here to kenya and then on to england to their families. >> david mckenzie for us in nairobi, kenya, where people are awaiting the arrival of the chandlers. also enjoying new found freedom is myanmar's advocate for democracy, aung san suu kyi. the long time police cal dissident released from house arrest today. today she spoke to her supporters at the democracy league headquarters. she says she wants to advance national reconciliation and the rule of the law in myanmar.
she also addressed her years of confinement, talked about how she was treated by the military junta that rules that country. meanwhile, president obama's high profile trip to asia is wrapping up. he visited india, indonesia, south korea, and japan. he boarded air force one in yokohama today. he is headed home. his ten-day mission was focused on building u.s. exports overseas in order to add jobs here at home. he leaves with some mixed results. leaders signed a pledge to work toward free and open trade in asia. america wants access to its fast-growing markets, but a weak global economy and financial uncertainty was going to make that difficult. president obama promoted the trans-pacific partnership to help promote free trade. next year the u.s. will host that summit, the apec summit, asia-pacific economic summit, that will happen in hawaii. turning to weather, the first significant snow to hit the upper midwest wasn't enough to cancel a big championship bike race in minnesota.
look at these folks on bikes, wet flakes. fat tires. look at this. they went on. the show must go on sometimes. don't know about a winner, how long it took, or anything else. sometimes, reynolds, you just can't stop. some folks are determined. >> unbelievable. >> that's a wacky video to see. >> they're insane folks. they're some of the coolest, greatest people you'd ever meet in the whole world, and they love their snow. i'm glad they do love it, and i'm glad it's there and not here in atlanta. how much snow is too much snow for you? you're a southerner? >> the thing is it scares you because southerners aren't used to it. so any little bit that hits the ground, you've got traffic accidents, everything slows down, and you've got a mess. that's why i don't like it. >> absolutely. if someone happens to be tuning in this morning, say, from phoenix, this kind of stuff is alien to you. snow is coming down in earnest. we're going to get through this pretty quickly. some places up to a foot of snowfall. we're going to see it last through early afternoon before fizzling out. we might see power outages in many places. many roads remain untreated.
looks like it could be a mess through the afternoon hours. meanwhile, something else we're going to be seeing will be a little bit -- i guess you could say a cooldown in parts of the nation as that area of low pressure and the frontal boundary moves out, we're going to get into drier, cooler air behind it. also, this frontal boundary we see is going to extend from parts of the great lakes down the coast. heavy rain and snowfall total. eden prairie, up to a foot. that's going to taper off into the afternoon. east coast, pretty nice in new york with 60 degrees. 80 in miami. there's the frontal boundary, the big rain maker and snow maker pushing off to the east. st. louis action you're in the clear. 56 your high. 78 in los angeles. 54 in seattle with a chance of scattered showers. that's a quick snapshot of the forecast. t.j., back to you. >> thank you, kind sir. appreciate you. talk to you again plenty this morning. like i said, a short time ago, i admitted it, but i am embarrassed to admit i had not been to a doctor in more than ten years for a physical. and i had several people screaming at me that it was time to go.
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like a admitted a short time ago, it had been ten years since i'd gone to a doctor for a physical. listen to this. according to the cdc, someone in this country dies every minute from heart disease. for some, according to doctors, the first sign of heart disease is sudden death, but it doesn't have to get to that. you can find the early signs simply by going to the doctor. as you'll now see from my visit,
it is not always a pleasant experience going to the doctor, but the alternative is much worse. >> shalamar second time around. ♪ >> oh, come on, girl. >> syndicated radio host tom joyner is 60 years old, but you'd never know it. look at him. it's not just a song. it's a mantra for joyner, who credits his career longevity to regular doctor's visits. he wants his radio family to hear that message. >> if we've got you laughing, we've got you listening. if we've got you listening, we can feed you some information. >> joyner's take a loved one to the doctor initiative is aimed at african-americans who are genetically at risk, but like me, usually avoid the doctor. >> we are disproportionately affected by heart disease and
diabetes, and the list just goes on and on and on. >> and that's where i come in. it's been more than ten years since my last physical. so tom joyner is taking me to the doctor. we're at the cooper clinic in dallas, where joyner himself is a regular clinic. >> how you doing? >> you know, to be quite honest with you, i haven't done this in so long. >> i heard. >> it's scary. >> and with that, on to my first meeting with dr. tyler cooper. >> do you sleep well? >> i sleep well. i don't sleep a lot. >> are you allergic to any medications? >> not that i know of. >> had a tetanus shot in the last ten years? >> i don't know. what occasion would i have done that? >> everything back here is benign. >> a head to toe physical exam, lab work, hearing, vision, lung and stress tests. i'm seeing a dermatologist, a nutrition counselor, and even an exercise consultant. >> come on in. right off the bat, my blood pressure concerned the doctor. >> a little high. 138 over 85.
but we'll get several others. >> it's an alarming statistic. close to 45% of african-americans suffer from high blood pressure, and more than twice as many african-americans will die from hypertension when compared to white patients. >> just breathe normally now. >> my heart sounds healthy. so it's off to the next exam room where a periscope checks my vocal cords. ahhh. >> "american idol" needs you, huh? >> next the eye exam. >> do you see the black dot? >> yes, ma'am. >> all four corners? >> yes, ma'am. >> and clearly, joyner is the only person here enjoying my physical. >> how many fingers? deuces. >> i'm glad you're enjoying this. when was the last time you did one of these? >> last year. i'm scheduled to come in this year. >> i'm coming back. >> i'm going to pinch the skin, pull it away from the muscle, and pinch again. >> but joyner didn't have
anything to make fun of during my body fat analysis. >> all done. 7.5. >> you like that? >> i hate that. >> you like that? >> i can't wait for you to get fat. >> when does that start? >> so far, so good. but i hadn't gotten to the part i'd been warned about, the infamous and all important stress test. do people fail it? >> nobody fails. >> let's do this, man. but i'm not just worried about failing for all to see. after avoiding the doctor for more than a decade, i'm nervous about what my results might say about my overall health. coming up, you are going to see that all important stress test. you're going to hear my results. i'm also going to tell you what i learned about that and how i have changed my life since that exam. the doctors say they're going to help me down the road. stick around. part two coming up. you never considered making turn-by-turn navigation standard. if you want to talk about it.. call me when you get there.
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17 minutes past the hour now. the topic of men going to the doctor, a study in 2009 found that so-called macho men, defined as men who have high standards of masculinity, were 50% less likely to get routine medical care than other men. we're going to move on to the next phase of my physical, the all-important stress test. it's important because it helps determine what kind of shape your heart is in, and it determines your risk of heart disease. you're about to see how tough it is, but also you're going to hear what i learned from it about my genetics and also my current behavior that puts me at risk. >> foot on that stool. get a couple blood pressures on you. >> time for the dreaded stress test. the electrodes on my chest, hips, and legs monitor my heart rate looking for any warning signs. radio host tom joyner is still at my side, and he's still got jokes. >> it's a treadmill. you're not going to be running, you're going to be walking. the problem is you're going to
be like lionel richie, walking on the ceiling. after a while, this thing is going to raise so high. >> joyner jokes, but he's very serious when it comes to making an impact on health. >> every year after we take a loved one to the doctor, we get testimonials from people who say that i went to one of your events and i went straight to the hospital and had bypass surgery. yeah, it's working. >> am i the exact problem you're trying to get at? 33-year-old young man hadn't been to the doctor in ten years for any kind of physical? >> yes. >> why would we do that? >> number one, we're stupid. we think we know everything, but we're very stupid. and we're very -- okay. we're wimps. you hate getting your blood work. >> it was not that bad. >> because you got a little boo boo now. why didn't you get the dora the explorer?
but you really didn't like it. it's very tough, especially in the african-american community. i don't need to go to no doctor. everything's fine. i feel just great. boom. say, man. >> are we literally killing ourselves? >> yes, yeah. but we can do something about it with prevention. >> it's hard to argue with joyner on that. >> you'll be all right. >> so it's finally time. this ekg machine will monitor my heart during the exercise. >> all right. let's do this. >> so this is a maximal test. i want you to push yourself as hard as you can. get ready. let's get you up to 3.3 miles an hour. >> all right. >> here we go. we're off. >> this treadmill goes faster than mine. i'm told to keep walking as fast as i can while the incline rises
every minute. piece of cake. so far, so good, but we're only three minutes in. whose idea was it? all up in the legs. should have done this first. it's getting a little difficult. >> okay. whenever you feel like you're about 17 to 20 on there or feel like you have a minute left in you, let me know, and i'll give dr. cooper a call. >> call him. >> you ready? >> yeah. >> all right. one more blood pressure on you. we need to let you go as long as you can. >> come on, t.j. keep working up the hill there. any chest pain or anything like that? >> no. >> i want to you go as long as you can. >> that's it. if you guys don't stop, i'm going to stop. 22 minutes and 8 seconds later, i'm tapped out. i'm worried as dr. cooper sat me down for my results. >> exercise-wise, you're doing okay. your time on the treadmill had you in the good category as compared to men your age. your blood pressures were a little high. ey were consistently in the
130s to 140s over 80s to 90s, which is too high. other than that, your risk of heart disease at this point appears to be very low. >> that sounds like the good news. i'm joined here by these gentlemen on the show. the good news, appears to be low. problem is a couple things. i don't get enough sleep. that causes stress, can lead to the high blood pressure, can cause problems. >> part of the business. >> and i'll admit this, they say i drink too much. too much alcohol. one cigar on month on average that i have. doctor says that's too much. i need to cut that out. >> is that responsible for the blood pressure? >> these are all the risk factors that, if i keep not going to the doctor for years and years, keep up my current behavior, let's say i finally go to the doctor at 43 years old, it will be a much different result. when i go in at 33 now, they can tell me what i'm doing now and can keep from having a bigger problem when i get older. >> what did he attribute the blood pressure to?
is it genetics? food? >> it can be the job. it can be the alcohol, quite frankly. it can be the diet. it can be genetics, dad, mom, grandmom have diabetes. all this in the family that i wasn't aware of until i went to the doctor. >> all those people you just named have diabetes? >> just the uncle has diabetes, but all of them have high blood pressure. >> that's great. >> you do regular checkups. >> absolutely. but never anything as in depth as what they put you through. now, what changes have you already made? have you already taken some of those steps? >> he was eating carrots on the set yesterday. right before we went on air at 8:00 in the morning, he takes a carrot out of his pocket. >> that was a big part of it. the diet wasn't that bad. i just eat meat and vegetables for the most part. i need to add a few more things, get fiber in the diet. they say that certainly helps you down the road. also, a big part of it, trying to get rest. in the interest of full disclosure, i was up late watching the razorback game and
manny pacquiao gafight last nig, got 1 1/2 hours of sleep. sorry, doc, i made an exception. that is a big deal. i don't get sleep. you guys know the business. we don't get enough rest. >> and you watched the game and boxing match with no alcohol? >> none. >> because we're friends, i'm going to go out on this. let me help you. i'm actually going to stop by your place on the way home and take all your beer. >> and clean up. >> just because i care. just because i'm doing what i can for you. more than happy to take it out of your house. >> it's hard to admit that stuff, but you have to do that first, be honest with yourself, be honest with your doctor. they can't help you if you're not honest. you're the same? you don't get to the doctor regularly? >> yeah, but i don't sleep enough. ever since i had my kids, i go every year. want to be healthy for them. >> hopefully a change is going to do you some good. i love winter.
everything you need to stretch out on long trips. residence inn. ♪ everything you need to stay balanced on long trips. residence inn. want to bring you up to date on three stories, three sports stories now that you need to watch today. for that, let's bring in our good friend on cnn saturday and sunday morning. rick morrow, cnn sports analyst. let's start with randy moss.
future hall of famer. this year he's playing for his third team in this one year, the tennessee titans today. >> on the clock, my friend. they're bringing the road show to miami, facing the dolphins for the third time this year. it's almost unfair. he's probably not going to have that much impact. off the field, titans 100% sold out. and the merchandise may not move because he may only play eight games there. remember the st. paul restaurant he trashed on the way out of minneapolis, they're offering free lunch if you take moss-related gear. they're donating it to the boys and girls club of nashville. >> that's nice they turned that into something because that was kind of nasty how he went after those folks' food up there. nice they're turning it into something. let's turn to one of his former teammates now, tom brady. tom brady has got a new contract, but this is like one we've never seen before. >> yes, sir, my friend. the patriots host the steelers. you're going to see tom brady in new shoes. he has a deal with under armour.
he gets an undisclosed amount of equity, like george foreman did with the grill and greg norman did with cobra golf. it provides more incentive and visibility. if the good athlete turns bad, it's hard to separate yourself from your partner. >> you are doing really well with the time this morning. i'm so proud of you. let's
move to the next one, nascar right now. they are wrapping up the race for the chase, or the cup championship itself. this is the closest one we've seen in history. is this going to bring more people into and get them watching the sport more since it's so close right now? >> it's the promised land. t.j. holmes is proud of me. cobalt tools 500 in phoenix. just johnson. they're all neck and neck and neck. nascar's ratings, 20% down, 10% reduction in attendance. never fear. 115 million unique viewers, and they're three times as likely to buy product as non-nascar fans. that's the fuel that fuels nascar.