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report straight ahead. and it may be mid-april. doesn't look like it here, though. we're halfway through spring. we will take a look at the blizzard conditions. not fun. hitting the country and find out if this whole mess will continue in a matter of minutes. >> then sudden death, sudden ecstasy. this morning we're talking to adam scott about his thrilling sudden death win and the history that he has made. look at that. it is friday, april 12th. and "starting point" -- >> friday? >> did i say friday? >> it's monday. >> it's monday. april 15th. >> this is why i have you. >> monday, april 15th. it's tax day. i'm going to be three days late obviously. "starting point" begins right now. our "starting point" this morning on this monday, april 15th. new developments this morning in the international effort to defuse north korea's nuclear threat. secretary of state john kerry speaking out, calling for authentic talks. >> but he is making it clear
north korea has to make the first move for scrapping its nuclear ambitions. anna is in seoul, south korea. let's begin with the young leader here back in the public eye, and also some protests near you? >> yes, that's right. here in downtown seoul there were protests in the middle of the street and there were a few throughout the past months with north korea threatening nuclear war on south korea but certainly today a significant protest. about 100 people burning images of kim jong-un calling for an end to the nuclear standoff on the korean peninsula, as well as an end to the kim dynasty. the dictatorship that really controls north korea, and impoverished people of some 24 million. so, these are the scenes on the streets of seoul today. of course today is the most important day as far as the north koreans are concerned. it's the day of the sun, which
is the anniversary of the birth of north korea's founder kim il-sung who is the grandfather of kim jong-un, and at the stroke of midnight kim jong-un visited a mausoleum to pay respects to not only his grandfather, but also his father, who died over a year ago, and that's obviously when he took over the reins of the country. but, an important day in north korea, not so much here. just to give you an idea of the feeling in south korea, psy, the pop singer was on the front pages of the newspapers. >> also some important words from secretary of state john kerry. he sort of listed the conditions with which the u.s. would sit down with for the korea. what did he say? >> yes, that's exactly right. john kerry has made it perfectly clear that he's willing to talk to north korea. that is saying he's mentioned the entire time during his visit here in asia. of course he wrapped up that visit in tokyo a little bit later today -- earlier today, i
should say. but he said that the door is open for diplomacy. if north korea is willing to denuclearize. now, of course, that is a sticking point because north korea has made it perfectly clear that it is gung-ho in its development of nuclear weapons and it's not negotiable. let's have a listen. >> what i did is simply repeat that we are open to talks but conditions have to be met where the north has to move towards denuclearization, indicated seriousness in doing so by reducing these threats, stop the testing, and indicate it's prepared to actually negotiate on denuclearization. those are the conditions. and that's what we need to see met. >> now we heard a different sort of rhetoric coming out of north korea yesterday, which made mention of the offer of dialogue from south korea, calling it an empty shell and that it maintained its attitude. this is a real shift, i think, in the way that north korea has been talking about what's
happening here. some analysts believe that perhaps it's changing its tune. who knows. perhaps john kerry's message of peace and stability is finally getting through to pyongyang. >> we'll see. anna coren in seoul, south korea, thanks so much. in a few moments we'll get reaction from general james "spider" marks. >> some signs of progress here this morning it appears in kaufman county, texas, where investigators have been trying to solve the murders of district attorney, his wife, and an assistant d.a. here he is. former justice of the peace eric williams was arrested over this past weekend on an unrelated charge. they're not calling him a suspect or a person of interest, ed lavandera following developments for us this morning out of dallas. ed, good morning. >> good morning, brooke. we've paid a lot of attention to kaufman county over the last few weeks. a lot of people under a lot of duress, unease about what exactly has been going on with these murders. last night, a prayer walk there in the kaufman county square at the courthouse where these two
prosecutors worked. these people praying for a conviction and an arrest in this case. and now a lot of attention being paid to this former justice of the peace, eric williams was, who was prosecuted by mark hasse about one year ago. this house belongs to a former kaufman county justice of the peace named eric williams. on friday investigators spent hours combing through the house. then on saturday, those investigators descended on this storage unit 15 miles away. several local media outlets report investigators found 20 weapons inside the storage unit that was rented for eric williams. and investigators also discovered this crown victoria, a police-style vehicle. local media also report this type of car was seen in the neighborhood the night the mcclellands were murdered. eric williams is now sitting in jail. over the weekend he was arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat. he's being held on a $3 million bond. williams and his lawyer have vigorously denied any
involvement in the kaufman county murders, and insist they've cooperated voluntarily with investigators. >> my heartfelt condolences go out to both the mcclelland family and the hasse family, because they were in public office, doing the right thing, and for some reason, that we're not aware of, they paid the ultimate price for that. >> reporter: williams' connection to mark hasse and mike mcclelland dates back to last year. he was convicted on two felony counts of burglary and theft by a public servant. this video played at his trial shows him stealing computers from a county building and here he is during a police interrogation. >> so you just took the monitors and the memory? >> -- remember. >> reporter: it was a big scandal in a little town. prosecutors mark hasse and mike mcclelland were front and center on that case. this is a picture of both men from the courtroom during that
trial. denise bell covered the trial for the forney post newspaper. >> it was a mega trial for a little community. the sense of it was a big trial. >> reporter: after the trial mcclelland told reporters that williams' conviction was a sign that the good old boy network is done and that elected officials should be held to a higher standard. hasse ripped into williams calling the disgraced justice of the peace a dishonorable liar and that he was using kaufman county as his own piggy bank. he lost his job and law license and sentenced to two years' probation. denise bell said she spoke with mike mcclelland in the weeks before his death. she said after mark hasse's murder in january mcclelland was worried about eric williams. did mcclelland tell you that he believed eric williams was responsible for that murder? >> yes. >> he did? what exactly, and in what context did he tell you that? >> in a context of, be careful, denise. >> he told you to be careful? >> yes. >> why would he tell you to be careful? >> because i sat in the front row and covered this story for ten days. >> despite eric williams now
getting so much attention, investigators have still not officially named him as a suspect or filed murder charges against him. over the weekend we made several attempts to reconnect with eric williams' attorney and those calls and e-mails were not returned. john and brooke? >> ed lavandera, thank you. we should point out at the bottom of the hour we will be talking to an attorny who handled cases in kaufman county. >> eight minutes after the hour. extreme weather striking parts of the u.s. this morning. extremely annoying, right? much of the northern plains buried under snow after a spring blizzard. take a look at this. this is a holeover accident caused by low visibility and gusty winds. shut down a portion of minnesota's interstate 94 on sunday. and parts of the dakotas saw up to a foot and a half of snow this weekend. it is not over yet. bonnie schneider is live in the weather center in atlanta, and bonnie, you know, i checked the calendar. i'm not great with the calendar
today. but by my count we're in the middle of april. >> this day, april 15th we all keep that on our calendar for sure. we are looking at more snow from cheyenne to denver. it's coming down heavy and hard along i-25. a whole band of snow is working across the entire state of colorado. we're talking about accumulation, later today and tonight looking at possibly almost half a foot of snow, on top of the snow that we've already seen in denver. it's been one of the snowiest months of april, ever. and we're still not done tallying up records. 8 to 14 inches, so over two feet. one foot in some areas in cheyenne, and then more as we go through much of the day today. you can see that the computer models are forecasting some of the heaviest snow north and west of denver. now, let's switch gears and talk about a place that gets plenty of snow. luckily not so much in april. today is the boston marathon. i wish all the runners great luck. the weather is actually perfect. starting off in the mid 40s with light winds. and then we'll be warming up into the 50s by the time you cross the finish line. severe storms, though, today across the nation's midsection. right in the heartland.
we're looking at the next three days, a setup for severe weather in kansas, missouri, and oklahoma. john, brooke? >> all right, bonnie schneider, thanks so much. a nice shout-out for marathon monday. >> i was in boston over the weekend, you could see the runners get being set. 26.2. >> the 117th running of the boston marathon. go boston. all right. now this morning, elections don't get much closer than this. the man chosen by the late hugo chavez to succeed him has won venezuela's presidential election but only by a hair. it is so close that his opponent wants a recount. nichololas maduro won 50.66% to enrique capriles 49.07%. the company's top election official says the results are in his words irreversible. also new this morning at guantanamo bay a powerful opinion piece from a prisoner there after reports some inmates armed with improvised weapons clashed with guards over this weekend. we know tensions have been building here.
some inmates are staging hunger strikes to protest conditions. while in this op-ed, in the new york times, entitled gitmo is killing me, an inmate from yemen, originally, claiming he and others are suffering, and they want the world to pay attention. he writes this in part, quote, i have been detained at guantanamo for 11 years and 3 months. i have never been charged with a crime. i have never received a trial. immigration reform expected to be front and center this week in washington. a bipartisan group of senators will unveil legislative proposals tomorrow that seek to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants to the united states. republican senator marco rubio of florida, a member of the group nicknamed the gang of eight, he hit the sunday talk shows, all seven of them, to preview the plan, which includes three main policy goals. >> first of all, universal e-verify system which means you won't be able to find a job in the united states if you can't pass that check. secondly, an entry/exit system.
you know 40% of our illegal immigration are people that enter legally and then they overstay their visas and we don't really know who they are because for the most part we only track when people come in. we don't track in and when they leave. and third, is real border security. including fences. >> so rubio insists the plan does not amount to amnesty and says millions of undocumented immigrants now in the u.s. would not be able to become citizens for more than a decade. former first couple, now grandparents for the very first time. jenna bush hager daughter of former president george w. bush and his wife laura gave birth to a baby girl saturday in new york city. she is named margaret laura after her grandmothers but her family will call her mila. >> congratulations to all of them. and a big congratulations to one australian. it was a history making weekend at augusta national. adam scott becoming the first australian ever -- >> and there it goes. >> to win the masters. oh, man was that a huge putt! he did it with a flourish. that dramatic birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff to beat
argentina's angel cabrera. he takes home the green jacket, and shane o'donoghue is live in augusta for us. good morning. >> good morning. good morning brooke. fantastic. it's sad, really, that the masters is over. what a thrilling finish. as you say, adam scott winning the masters title late last night in a two-hole playoff with angel cabrera from argentina. it was drama all the way. it was full of story lines throughout the week. but what a fitting finish for adam scott to hole that wonderful putt on the second playoff hole. it was the 10? hole and he got it just right. he is the winner. and at last, australia has a green jacket. our rachel nichols spoke with adam scott after his victory to talk about the significance of this win. >> it's an amazing journey, the whole golfing career and i've played a lot of majors and to finally get one means a lot. i've knocked on the door a couple of times recently and to get over the hurdle hopefully is
the start of something to come. >> what do you see when you look at this guy? >> that's a happy man when i look at that. it's quite a feeling to make a couple putts to win the tournament. it's what every kid dreams about so for it to finally happen is amazing. >> adam scott was tipped for major success for the last 10, 12 years but finally it came true in augusta national last night. of course, he referenced the fact that he lost the british open last year, having led throughout the tournament, but finished with very disappointing four bogeys, eventually handing the title to ernie els. but this is great news for australia. it's fantastic news for adam scott. and he really and truly is a worthy winner. >> he did so well yesterday. shane o'donoghue in augusta for us. adam scott exorcising the ghost of great norman. >> the jackets always fit perfectly.
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york times" today. want to talk about both stories with james "spider" marks, one of our cnn military analysts and part of his military service included time as a senior intelligence officer in korea. joining us from indiana, general, good morning. >> good morning. how are you guys? >> we're well. let's begin with what we're hearing from secretary kerry. he was in beijing and tokyo over the weekend. and he sat down with our jill dougherty and he is basically saying, look, america is willing to come to the table, willing to have a full negotiation with pyongyang. only if they meet certain, you know, criteria in terms of denuclearizing north korea. what conditions should those be? and do you think that's a plausible option? it is an option. >> the issue that we have is we've established a construct dealing with north korea that involves six parties. the north and the south, china, russia, and the united states and japan. and so to break that dynamic is a bit unusual.
in many cases, we've requested that that dynamic be broken down in terms of the chinese, who truly maintain a degree of influence over north korea that none of the other parties today. albeit that's somewhat imanishing. so it's important that the united states step up and say, look, here's a potential break to this logjam, in that north korea has clearly indicated that it doesn't respond to diplomatic overtures. and it clearly is only going to do what it wants to do. so i think the fact that the secretary has said, look, let's take a different course is important. but the preconditions are absolutely essential, and again north korea has indicated no effort on their part to open up, try to achieve a degree of transparency in the development of their nuclear program so all the assessments that we're making are based on intelligence that's been selected through technical means. we have no means of penetrating in terms of their regime, and getting in to the singdom through human intelligence, and that's where we would really get
a sense of what's truly going on. >> general, it seems like we've been on the brink now for more than a week. and it was several days ago at this point when north korea moved those mobile missiles. no test launches. we thought they were coming. is this just an empty threat at this point by the north koreans? >> well, i wouldn't call it empty, because they have the capability. they moved the missiles. they prepared them for launch. they can be launched at any moment. they're completely mobile. all you have to do is find a flat piece of terrain and you can launch these musudan missiles which are intermediate range missiles. the challenge is, is that north korea has a history of great bluster, they will then extort as a result of that bluster, they will extort some benefit. to their advantage. this is their pattern. this is how they conducted business in the past. and we have to pay attention, because they have the fifth largest military in the world, and when you add their reserve component, they have the largest military in the world. albeit, they can't sustain combat, they've got a challenge
with their ability to get rule for their equipment. but they have a capability, there's overwhelming, so we have to be very, very cautious. and we've got to take them seriously because of that. >> general, allow me to ask you about this opinion piece in "the new york times" today, called gitmo is killing me. this yemeni national through this arabic translator tells the story of his time in guantanamo bay. he was sort of taken a part of this whole group that's 30 group of al qaeda fighters, he's been there for ten years, he said he didn't do anything wrong. but the thing is the details, he talks about how he's been force-fed, and he's been on this hunger strike that so many other prisoners have been. let me quote this for you. quote, i will never forget the first time they passed a feeding tube up my nose. i can't describe how painful it is to be force fsh dead this way. as it was thrust in it made me feel like throwing up. i wanted to vomit. but i couldn't. there was agony in my chest, throat and stomach. i had never experienced such pain before.
i would not wish this cruel punishment upon anyone. is this normal procedure here, general? >> well, well, first, first of all, let me tell you that guy has no rights. i have no sympathy for that guy. he is a prisoner of war. he made a very bad choice leaving yemen and going to afghanistan and getting into a fight post-9/11. so let me just lay that out there. now first of all, the things that universally the thing about hunger strikes is they end by the individual who is on the hunger strike eating. you will stick an iv in that individual's arm so you keep the individual alive. i'm not going to attribute any veracity to that guy's op-ed piece. all i'm telling you is that he has no rights. he is a prisoner of war. there is a job that needs to be done at gitmo and they chose the conditions under which they are living. i've gone to gitmo. guantanamo is, in fact, exceptionally well-run. we've been doing that for 11 years. that's right. he's been there for over a decade.
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welcome back to "starting point," everyone, i'm john berman. >> good morning, i'm brooke baldwin. this morning potential break in the murder of the two district attorneys in texas. a former justice of the peace, eric williams, was arrested over the weekend after authorities discovered possible ties to the murders of district attorney mike mcclelland, his wife, cynthia, and assistant d.a. mark hasse. >> now williams has not been named as a suspect but he was taken into custody on saturday and he's being held on $3 million bond. joining us live now from dallas, an attorney who handled cases in kaufman county. thanks so much for being with us this morning. we should say williams has been in custody since saturday. police are obviously holding him for some reason. you know, but there are no charges yet. why the disdiscrepancy there? why in custody since saturday? why no charges? >> well, i think what's interesting, john, is when they
executed the search warrant on friday i think they had every intention of taking mr. williams into custody at the end of that search. but a lot of times, and i'm a former police officer, a lot of times you want to keep the person that, you know, the house that you're searching at the scene in case they say something, in case they make statements, or body language when you're taking stuff out of the house. so that doesn't surprise me. but what they ended up doing is something has triggered that the judge in the cases from last year, where he was accused of burglary of a building and theft, and taking laptop computer, or monitors from the county courthouse, he was almost called an appeal bot. somehow whatever the activity was, there were some alleged threats after e-mail made after the mcclelland killings, the judge said we're going to revoke your bond and hold you in jail. right now the judge decided it was best for him to be off the streets. but the charges are probably forthcoming. >> it's an account of terroristic threats. what does that really mean? >> a terroristic threat is kind of in texas is kind of the blanket charge for making a
threat, a credible threat to somebody but not actually carrying it out. so it's a misdemeanor in most cases. so you know, the million dollar bond on that will more than likely get reduced at some point. but the other $2 million is $1 million each on what we call insufficient bond. those are the appeal bonds that i'm talking about. those are not going to get reduced. because that's the judge's full discretion, and the judge made the determination. so you know, in the terroristic threat, evidently the allegation is that he sent threatening e-mails to county officials after the mcclelland shooting and they were able to trace those e-mails back to him. and that's where that charge came about. >> you were talking about -- >> if he gets charged with capital murder. >> if he gets charged with capital murder this week that's going to be the charge he's going to have to worry about. >> sorry to interrupt you. you were talking about the bond. $3 million total. that seems like an awful lot of money. should we be reading into that amount that authorities there are taking him very, very seriously? >> you know, we've actually had a couple other cases where, you know, some people in kaufman were calling in threats on the tip line. they also got arrested on one
misdemeanor count of terroristic threats and had a $1 million bond. authorities out there are saying we're trying to send a message. you know, we're not going to take this, you're diverting resources away from this investigation. but in this particular case, $3 million, even to get a bondsman to post that bond, he would have to come up with $300,000 cash to get out of jail. yeah, i think it's very clear that the authorities in kaufman county want this man in jail until they figure out how all the pieces come together. >> there's a lot of nuggets, akortding to dallas morning news they're talking about this storage uj it that that this guy apparently had rented. they found like 20 guns inside. they found surveillance video of him. you know, going to and from the neighborhood the morning of the mcclelland killings. there were the crown victoria found nearby. what, what is happening now behind the scenes? and given all these details, do you think they're also looking at other people? >> brooke, i very much believe that mr. williams, if he's involved in this case, didn't
act alone. i think the two crime scenes from the first assistant d.a., mark hasse, killed in january, and of course the mcclelland scene, they're very different scenes. one was very cleaned up. the other one a lot of forensic was left. the most important thing about that crown vic that may explain why the mcclelland's opened the door that night. in a county the size of quaffman it's not uncommon for a d.a. to go by a d.a.'s house to ask for assistant, a search warrant, that may have been the ruse to get the mcclellands to open the door. i think that's a very important piece of evidence. >> it's interesting. i hadn't thought of that. pete schullty in has for us. could be a key juncture in that case. 35 minutes after the hour right now. john kerry was making a quick detour on his way home from his asian trip. the secretary of state will visit anne smedinghoff's family today in chicago. you will remember she was the young foreign service officer killed earlier this month in afghanistan. >> she was trying to deliver
bo books to students in their own language and help them educate themselves to have better opportunities in life she was really doing the best kind of work that so many of our foreign service officers do in the state department in various parts of the world, full of enthusiasm, full of energy, full of high ideals. and tragically, she lost her life to an ied. to a vehicle ied. and, you know, i think we all honor what -- what she was doing. >> smedinghoff met kerry in afghanistan about two weeks before her death. five other americans were also killed in that attack. rescuers in washington state are hoping to resume their search today for this missing hiker who was buried by this massive avalanche saturday in the cascade mountains. he is 60-year-old mitch hungate, who was snowshoeing on granite mountain when the avalanche hit. a female hiker was killed by a
second avalanche saturday on nearby red mountain. miguel marquez has more from los angeles. miguel, good morning. >> good morning, brooke, as the sun rises in the west, it is hoped that the search can resume for mr. hungate. an agonizing search for a hiker swept away by snow. the clues eerie, a ski pole buried to the hilt and they searched an area a quarter mile long and eight feet deep. rescue dogs digging furiously. the late spring storm creating perfect avalanche conditions catching snowshoers by surprise in two nearly simultaneous avalanches. >> i thought that i'm dying. i thought i'm dying but i was hardly breathing because the snow continuously covered my body and then my face and then i couldn't see anything. >> reporter: lucky to be alive he was in a group of 12 swept away by a river of snow.
the novice snowshoer was buried, unable to move his body under the weight of the snow. he could only wait as his friends dug him out. >> very scary. >> reporter: all 12 survived but a dog alerted the them to another buried snowshoer nearby. they dug her out of five feet of snow -- -- alive. >> after two hours, my members stay in the mountain. they found her. >> reporter: but with conditions so harsh, the group so remote search and rescue couldn't get her out fast enough. she died before reaching the command center. the same concern for the snowshoer still missing from the first avalanche in seconds, the three men in that group were swept far and fast. a gps device recorded their harrowing slide. >> and they literally went 1279 feet in that avalanche at speeds of up to 53 miles an hour. >> none of the men was wearing an avalanche beacon. two of them managed to save
themselves. a hard week for avalanches in utah, 34-year-old craig patterson, a highly experienced avalanche forecaster was killed when he was caught in a small avalanche on a very steep slope. late heavy snow packed on to icier, older stuff, perfect and unforgiving avalanche conditions. now, this is the biggest problem that officials there are dealing with. these very heavy spring storms. there is more snow forecast for that area in the snoqualmie pass today, so it's not clear that they will be able to resume that search. but at the moment, they are hoping they can. and also at the moment, mr. hungate's wife and daughter are waiting at the command center hoping for good news. back to you guys. >> thinking of that family this morning. miguel marquez. thank you. new developments this morning surrounding the florida police sergeant fired for using images of trayvon martin for firearms training. this morning sergeant ron king is fighting back, insisting that
he has done nothing wrong. these targets, you can look, show a faceless figure in a black hoodie with iced tea and skittles in his hand, two items trayvon martin was holding when he was killed. the officer said the targets were to be used as a training tool reflecting a real-life incident. >> the target was something that i viewed as an example of a no-shoot situation. while others viewed it as a novelty. i view it as a tool for scenario-based firearms training. >> king's superiors called the situation unacceptable. he has apologized to trayvon martin's family. a french gangster makes this spectacular prison break, and this morning there is a manhunt now across europe to try to find this guy. police in the northern french see of lille say redoine faid blasted his way out of prison on saturday. yes, big question, how do you get explosives in prison. faid gained criminal fame hijacking armored trucks. much more on this story in a live report from france in the next hour here on "starting
point." bruised, broken, but alive. an 8-year-old south carolina girl recovering this morning after she fell down a 60-foot well. look at this. >> oh, my. >> this is apparently her aunt's house. relatives heard her screaming. they lowered a hose to her so she wouldn't fall any further. >> i was scared. she was talking and she said that she hurting but it was very dark down there and she was scared. >> oh, i would be, too. firefighters came a short time later and rescued this little girl. she was listed in serious but stable condition with a broken jaw, and a fractured skull. >> could have been much, much worse. 41 minutes after the hour right now. justin bieber, man, you didn't. during an historic visit -- during a visit to the historic anne frank in amsterdam where she lid with her family from the na nazis, justin bieber wrote this in the guest book. again at the anne frank house. truly inspiring to be able to come here.
anne was a great girl. hopefully she would have been a belieber. belieber. that is a term used for his rabid fans. and the comments really have triggered something of a bieber backlash. one person wrote this, she would have been a what? that little idiot is way too full of himself. she's an important historical figure so show some respect. we should say the museum, by the way, had no problem with bieber's remarks. >> all kinds of people are tweeting me. he's just young and doesn't know the whole history, the ramifications, everything she went through. way too insensitive. >> not so sure. >> ahead on "starting point" an australian wins the masters for the first time ever! >> quite a feeling to make a couple putts to win the tournament. it's what every kid dreams about. so it's finally happened, it's amazing. >> our rachel nichols sits down with adam scott to talk about his nail-biting win. and if you missed our
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did you see the thrilling, the historic finish at the masters? i could see you screaming at your television. for the first time ever an australian put on the famous green jacket. >> adam scott winning a heart-stopper of a playoff at augusta national. and cnn's rachel nichols spoke to him right after his win. >> back in 1996, the 15-year-old adam scott skipped school to watch his hero, greg norman, at the masters. but that day, norman blew a six-stroke lead in a historic collapse. and scott sat in front of the television crying. 17 years later, scott finally became the first australian to win here. and he told me how the seed for this victory was planted that day in front of the tv.
>> that was hard to watch, for sure. and know the whole nation stopped that day and felt for greg. you know, it was-it was just so hard to see your hero not come up with the goods that day, like he normally always did. but i learned lessons out of that day. and you know, it's an amazing journey. the whole golfing career. and i've played a lot of majors, and to finally get one means a lot. i knocked on the door a couple times recently. and to get over the hurdle. hopefully it's the start of something to come. >> what do you see when you look at this guy? >> that's a happy man right there when i look at that. it's quite a feeling to make a couple putts to win a tournament. it's what every kid dreams about. so for it to finally happen is amazing. >> scott said he dreamed of this moment for most of his life. but that having it actually happen exceeded anything he'd
imagined. because, well, he never has to wake up from this. for cnn, i'm rachel nichols, at the masters. >> it really was amazing. wasn't it? >> it was. >> all right, next, sarah brightman is an international star, and now she plans to be among the stars. literally. i mean it. not figuratively, literally. the singer joins us live to tell us about her new album and her plans to fly to space. that's when we come back.
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sarah brightman is the world's best selling soprano. her album dream chaser comes out tomorrow. >> it's a reflection of her life long dream to travel into space, specifically on board the international space station. and she joins us now to talk about dream chaser and the tour and space. so welcome. >> hello. i'm very happy to see you both look amazing. i don't know how you do this every morning. >> you're our favorite guest ever. thank you. >> i'm pretty sure i broke my cassette tape listening to the original phantom recording as a child, so truly it's an honor to
have you here. but let's talk about the new album and as a space geek, i'm incredibly appreciative of your interest in space. how did this come about? >> well, i'm showing my age now, but i grew up through the '60s and of course witnessed on a small black and white tv screen the first man land on the moon. and for us as children then, it was really inspiring and it helped me to really focus in on what i've done in my career and do very inspiring things. it gave mian energy ae an energ. but since that time, i've gotten cosmonaut training. >> you're really going up in spoke space. >> hoping to, yes. >> what's the physical training like for you to get ready to go into space? >> it was funnily fully because it's been an amazing journey for me really from start of medicals in houston and then going to
star city in russia. and spending time going through psychological tests, physical training, going on the centrifuge up to 8 g, all of these -- >> 8 gs? i couldn't make it past 4 at space camp. >> but it was wonderful because i felt in many ways through my work as an artist going on tour all the time, you have to create magic and have to really focus and be good at the end of the day and deliver. and although you're going through uncomfortable situations like jet lag and different temperatures and leading a team of people, and i felt there were parallels with this. in many ways. >> do you plan to sing in space? >> i would love to be able to. i've asked lots of astronauts if it's possible and they go, well, we're not really singers, but it is absolutely possible. but from a vanity aspect, it's not that great because the
liquid goes upwards so your face is a little puffy. >> so your album dream chaser has a song called one day like this. in it you show celebrations from around the world. i want to take a quick look at the video. ♪ what was the inspiration here? >> it was about really thinking in terms of experience and what they're saying in this particular song is that one experience, one small experience, can actually last you a lifetime and be beautiful for a whole life time p. and i think in our lives now a days as human beings, we're very greedy for a lot of experience and sometimes miss those beautiful things. and of course that was taken from the festival of colors and festival of love. and it was filmed both in utah as well as in india. so i just -- everybody's enjoying and loving and feeling.
so it was a very inspiring song to do. >> sarah brightman, your album is dream chaser. it is inspiring to meet you. >> thank you. >> and during the break if you can give brooke baldwin tips on singi singing, i'd appreciate it. ahead, should we be able to patent our genes? our senior medical correspondent has the details. really interests case here. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities.
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to launch a missile. >> north korea know what is it has to do. we're not changing our policy with respect to talking to them because -- >> plus we have new video of protests in south korea. is the growing tension reaching a boiling point? >> and holding on to hope. rescuers search for a missing hiker buried under an avalanche. the latest on the efforts to find him in moments. and the supreme court is looking at a really important case. can human genes be patented? our medical team breaks down major implications. >> and terrifying moment for hugh jackman at the gym. what happened when he came face to face with a razor-wielding woman. yikes. it is monday, tax day, the 15th of april. "starting point" begins right now. do they want to talk or
fight there is a new call from the u.s. for what we're calling authentic talks. >> u.s. secretary of state john kerry saying the door is open for diplomacy, but the burden of ending the north's nuclear aggression falls squarely on pyongyang. kim jong-un resurfacing today for a tribute to his father and grandfather, but the scene was far different in south korea's capital and that is where we find jim clancy in seoul. >> after nearly two weeks of being absent from the public view, kim jong-un emerged at the stroke of midnight inside the great hall flanked by member of his military to pay deepest respects and humble respects we're told by north korea's news agency to his grandfather and his father. of course it is his grandfather's 101st birthday and there were celebrations in north korea. but the scene in south korea,
much different. conservative groups in south korea protested against the harsh war-like rhetoric of kim jong-un over the course of the last few week. there was no immediate response to secretary of state john kerry's call for a dialogue with the north over the outstanding issues, but he has made clear what it will take for north korea to be able to come to the table. >> what's important is government to government, north korea knows what it has to do. we're not changing our policy with respect to talking to them because we need to make it clear that they have to move towards the denuclearization, they need to stop the threats, they need to stop the miss is he tests and we're prepared to come to the table under the meeting of the obligations in order to have a full fledge negotiation and we will negotiate the full set of
concerns that the north has. >> kerry's trip succeeded in turning down the temperature on the korean peninsula, it also succeeded in using kim jong-un's own rhetoric against him with the chinese whose viewpoint may be more in line with washington's right now. beijing like the u.s. does not want to see a nuclear korean peninsula. the question now is what is going to be kim jong-un and pyongyang's next move. >> thanks to jim clancy who is in seoul. we want to bring in ambassador chris hill live from denver right now. he was the ambassador to south korea, he later became the head of an american delegation to six party talks which dealt with for example north korea's nuclear program. thanks for being with us. we heard in that piece there john kerry talking about thepro. thanks for being with us. we heard in that piece there john kerry talking about the pre-conditions with which the united states might be willing to talk to north korea, among those were a move toward
denuclearization and no nuclear tests at all. are these conditions you think the north koreans are likely to make? >> well that's the big question. secretary kerry -- those are conditions that have been out there for shall time. north koreans agreed to those measures early on, they agreed to a joints statement in '05. so basically what secretary kerry is saying is we'll talk to them on the basis of what they've already agreed. the question is whether they're willing to go back and do that. it's very unclear at this point. >> we do now know in response to secretary kerry's offer for some kind of dialogue, this is what north korea's committee for the peaceful reunification of korea said. quote, the offer of dialogue is a cunning employ to hide the south's policy of confrontation and mislead its responsibility for putting the case on tday so industrial complex no crisis.
so what is north korea waiting for? >> that's an example of north korea's custom area charm. they have no concept of how to address an offer that secretary of state is making. first of all, you have to consider that i wouldn't call that an official response. that's fairly low level by north korean standards. so i think they haven't quite figured out what their response should be. obviously they have to climb down from some of their rhetoric and in fact they probably want to climb down from what they've down in the dcason industrial complex which is an arrangement that i think benefits north korea, as well. so they probability want to figure out a way out of that and they probably want to see what they can do in terms of what secretary kerry has said. they obviously know this they have kind of kissed off the china relationship for the time being. that has to worry some of them. so i think the next few days
will tell, but it's clear the north koreans are trying to as best they can try to kind of calm their own tempers down and see if we can get back on some other track. >> ambassador chris hill, thank you so much for joining us. again, talking about north korea on the brink now more than a week. >> kissing off china relations is problematic if they're their only friend to so long. also new developments this morning in north texas where authorities are investigating the killings of the kaufman county district attorney and his wife and that assistant d.a.. there may be a break in this case. ed lavendera is live in dallas. good morning. >> good morning. well, you remember just a few weeks ago, the night that the mclellands bodies were discovered in their home, just hours after the discovery was made, investigate informations went and found a man by the name of eric williams, a former justice of the peace there in kaufman county. and in the last three days, the search against him has intensified dramatically.
this house belongs to a former kaufman county justice of the peace named aeric williams. on friday investigators combed through the house. then on saturday, those investigators descended on this storage unit 15 miles away. several local media outlets report investigators found 20 weapons inside the storage unit that was rented for air rair ri wom williams and this car was scene in the neighborhood the night of m mclellands were murdered. he's now in jail. over the weekend, he was arrested and charged with making a terrorist threat. he's being held on a $3 million bond. williams and his lawyer have vigorously denied any involvement in the kaufman county murders. and insist they have cooperated voluntarily with investigators. >> my heartfelt condolences go out to both the mclelland family
and the hasse family because they were in public office doing the right thing and for some reason, that we're not aware of, paid the ultimate price for that. >> reporter: williams' connection to mark hasse and mike mclelland dates back to last year. he was convicted on two felony counts of burglary and theft by a public servant. this video played at his trial shows him stealing computers from a county building. and here you is during a police interrogation. >> so bachksly ju lybasically j monitors and memory? >> that's what i can remember. >> reporter: it was a big scandal in a littlee and mikegc were front and center in that case. denise bell covered the trial. >> it was a mega trial for a little community. the sense of it was a big trial. >> reporter: after the trial, mclelland told reporters that williams' conviction was a sign
that the good ol boy nell work is gone and that elected officials should be held to a higher standard. hasse called him a dishonorable liar and that he was using kaufman county as his own piggybank. williams lost his job and his law license and was sentenced to two years probation. denise bell says she spoke with mike mclelland in the weeks before his death. she says after mark hasse's murderclelland was worried about williams. did he tell you he believed air r air rig williams was responsible? >> yes. >> and in what context did he tell you this?>> yes. >> and in what context did he tell you this? >> in the context of be careful, denise. >> would y. would he tell you to be careful? >> because i sat in the front row and covered the story for ten days. >> despite eric williams now getting so much attention, investigators have still not officially named him as a suspect or filed murder charges against him. so now we wait to see exactly
what investigators do here in the coming days. it will be interesting to see how all of this unfolds from here on out. and many people in kaufman county anxious to get an answer as to exactly what is going on. >> in ynow we wait. ten past the hour. happening right now, say it ain't snow. parts of minnesota and the dakotas this morning. i went there. nearly a foot and a half has already fallen in some areas. amazing. that plus gusty winds and practically zero is visibility. it has called a mess on the highways. this rollover accident shut down a portion of minnesota's interstate 94 on sunday. and now another spring blizzard is taking aim at the denver area. bonnie schneider is live with more. bonnie, where is spring? >> has to be coming, right? maybe not until may for bismarck and did not ver. right in you we' denver. we're seeing heavy snow moving in to denver and a lot more of it stretching across colorado. it's been so snowy for bismarck,
they had 17 inches. shattered a record for this date. but looking ahead, you can see we have 8 inches plus possibly up to a foot in northern colorado. and 3 to 6 inches expect in order denver. so the snow machine continues all the way across wyoming and we'll be seeing this snow stretch to go the northern plains, as well. switching gears, we are less than an hour away from the start of the boston marathon. temperatures in the upper 40s, light winds. really perfect weather for runners. it will warm up past 50 depending on how fast you run. you'll reach the finish line at either a cooler or warmer temperature, but good weather for that. and the center of the country, we're watching severe storms. and it's actually going to get progressively worse monday, tuesday and wednesday. wednesday looks like one of the most dangerous day fossa veer weather in this part of the country. today we're watching for the threat for joplin on into missouri and you can see in a st. louis is also under that threat for severe weather. that means strong thunderstorms, heavy down pours and frequent lightning strikes. >> bonnie, thanks. the federal aviation agency
is ordering special instructions and the replacement of potentially defective parts, more than 1,000 boeing 737 jets, these parts control the airplane's who ahorizontal sta e stabilizers. new pictures this morning of the first grand child of george w. and laura bush. meet margaret laura. she is named after grandmothers and they will call her mila. >> look at those smiles. ahead, can a company have exclusive patent rights to a part of the human body? the supreme court taking up a really important case today. starting point back after the break. like $480 bucks. that's a lot of money. i know, right? wait...you have a car? yeah, an suv. [ male announcer ] switch and you could save $480 bucks with state farm.
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this case involve as biotech knowledge company that discovered two genes associated with breast cancer and ovarian cancer and patented the discovery. >> elizabeth cohen joins us right now. everyone talking about this case from the legal community to the medical community like it's a really, really big deal. so what is at issue? >> it is a big deal because it has to do where what's inside all of us. we all have genes. and those genes tell our bodies how to function. we all have the so-called breast cancer genes. luckily most of us are normal and we're fine, but some people have an abnormal version of the gene. so this company called myriad in utah, they patented these genes. they said, well, yeah, they're in everybody, but they're ours. we own them. so what that means is that only myriad can make the test to detect the genes. they have a monopoly on this test. a lot of doctors and a lot of patients very unhappy with this.
and today the supreme court justices get to decide can a company hold a at that time tent on something that's inside all of us. >> so that's the sort of intellectual argument. can a company own effectively a piece of you. how important is this, though, to our every day lives? >> it really is important in our every day lives. and here is why. i mentioned they're the -- myriad is the only company that can make this test. well, that means will is no competition and economics 101 when will is when there is no competition, that means they can kind of put the price wherever they want. and so genetic counselors tell me that the price for this test is really high. a lot of women can't afford it, and so therefore they say it's not serving patients. they can't get the test, they can't make certain treatment decisions, they can't find out if they're passing the bad gene on to their own daughters. they say it doesn't make economic sense to allow one
company to own something and have a monopoly. >> so on the flip side, what about the company who owns the patent, what are they saying? >> the company says we spent a lot of time and a lot of money discovering this, they say they created entire molecular entities that are just theirs. and they say we spent all this time on research and development, we should get to own it. >> elizabeth, thank you very much. ahead here, "saturday night live" if you were up and watching taking on the gun control debate and the requirements now in this new background check dro xcompromis. >> no individual can purchase a handgun from private dealer without being asked are you a good person. so as a follow-up question, seriously, are you? >> what is trending is next. #%tia[
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scary moments for hugh jackman is one of the trending stories to tell you about. police say a california woman is accused of not just stalking him, but attacking him with an electric schaffer ovhaver at a city gym. 47-year-old is charged with menacing, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon. she came to new york determined to become jack man's second wife. >> i don't get it, so i'll just move on. the avengers one of the big winners last night. taking home three golden popcorn prizes, including the big one, movie of the year. the writer and director accepted
the award saying, quote, what's the opposite of humble? we're biebered to be standing here. not so nice. also rebel wilson decked out in leather. performed with cast mates from last year's hit as part of the elaborate opening number. the show also premiered the first teaser trailer for catching fire, second installment in the hunger games trilogy. >> exciting. all right. "saturday night live" tapped in to america's frustration for washington's inability to get anything done over gun control this weekend. listen to this. >> if our bill passes, no individual can purchase a handgun from a private dealer without being asked are you a good person. they have agreed to limit the number of guns you can shoot at
once to two. anyone caught shooting three or mower guns at the same time will be prosecuted to the fullest stepts of t extent of the law. >> unfortunately, the punishment is we give and you fourth gun. >> none of these restrictions would apply to florida. we don't know why. >> they don't know why. >> very funny. ahead, the search is on for a notorious gangster who escaped a french prison. how he was able to get out at gun point. a live report next from france. and a new study shows teenagers are getting safer about driving in groups, but putting themselves at risk when driving alone. and a little boy's quick thinking saves his friend's life. >> and he might even be in the hospital right now if i didn't to that. >> cutest thing ever. how his ability to read prevented a disaster. cuteness overflowing and life
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welcome back to starting point on this monday morning. >> a new take this morning in this ongoing debate over guns in this country. are people in other countries concerned? jill dougherty is traveling with john kerry and she put that question to him. >> we had an interesting discussion about doctor fewer students are coming to particularly from japan to study in the united states. and one of the responses i got from our officials, from conversations with parents here, is that they're actually scared, they think they're not safe in the united states and so they don't come. >> kerry says officials tell him
the japanese feel safe in their own country because guns are not readily available. >> and gun control is really just one of the hot topics on capitol hill this week. tak it is a huge week. immigration reform also on the table. a vote is expected wednesday on gun legislation. meanwhile senator marco rubio and the so-called gang of eight unleash their 1,000 page immigration reform bill tomorrow. >> here with their wise political insights are the macks. mary bono mack and connie mack. good morning. >> good morning. >> as we look ahead to wednesday and the vote for gun control and this expansion on background checks, the brokered deal compromise from senator s to many any and manchin, should we be happy there are items getting to the floor or, the fact that it may not get the votes to pass?happy there are items getto the floor or, the fact that it may not get the votes to pass?
>> i think this is how the senate is supposed to work. people getting together trying to solve problems. i don't think at the end of the day this bill -- it may pass the senate and i think when you have snar mccain saying he's in-cleared to support it, i think he'll try to help it. so when you get that, i think it will pass. but in the house it will be another issue all together. so it's a lot of hurdles still to go over to get this bill passed. >> and they say it will take six to seven republican votes to pass the measure because some democrats will vote against it. mary, you're on whiconsidered a moderate republican. who kind of pressure are the ones on the fence under? >> not only pressure from both sides, but pressure from people back home. there is an emotional argument out there. i'm encouraged to see the leadership that is coming out of both of the senators. i think it's a great place to start. the sausage making process of
making laws, something the american people generallyinstan great leadership. picking up somebody like a connie mack who would be conservative or a moderate like me, there are different ways to go about it. but i think the american people should be proud that the senators have put forward a plan. >> we all remember what happened in newtown. there is momentum and now if this was the only sliver of a possibility that could pass and it comes to gun lens lagislatio here, this could be it. >> go ahead. >> thank you, dear. doesn't happen like that at home. trust me. but i have another sort of viewpoint on this. i've been talking about the mental health side of what happens in our schools. i know that long ago go we were talking about that. imagine being a lawmaker and supporting this bill and truly saying this will stop the problem. and god for to bid if another
shooting happens, lawmakers will have to look back and say was this the right vote, did we cdo the right thing. >> and let me add this, as i've said before, i wouldn't -- if i were still in the position to vote, i would not support this legislation. i think that it will be difficult like i said once -- if it does pass the senate to then move and pass in the house. i'm one that doesn't believe that we should be expanding and having the government in a position to have a registry if that's where this thing goes and i'm very concerned about that. i don't think the federal government should own that kind of information. >> with the time we have left, i want to switch to immigration because your florida colleague senator marco rubio was out in force this sunday. >> my job in the senate is not just to give speeches and do interviews. it's to solve problems. anyone who thinks that what we have now on immigration is not a problem isle fooling themselves.
what we have in place today is defactor amnesty. what we have in place today is not good for anyone except human traffickers and people who are hiring illegal aliens and paying them less than american workers. these are the only people benefitting from the system that exists today. it's bad for everybody else. >> it was a passionate defense of his proposal. he insists it's not amnesty. >> i don't think it is 37 and we wouldn't be in this position if it wasn't for somebody like marco rubio. he comes from a place7 and we wouldn't be in this position if it wasn't for somebody like marco rubio. he comes from a place and we wouldn't be in this position if it wasn't for somebody like marco rubio. he comes from a placeand we wouldn't be in this position if it wasn't for somebody like marco rubio. he comes from a place and can speak to this issue better than any other person in the senate, better than any other republican. he's got a lot of credibility. and when he says it's not amnesty and we'll secure the border and he can articulate the issues in the way that he does, i don't think it's amnesty and i think there is a lot of people -- he should be getting more support from the right on his effort on this immigration legislation. >> okay. we'll leave it there. thank you very much. appreciate it. developing this morning,
search and rescue teams in washington state's cascade mountains are hoping to resume the search for a missing hiker buried by this massive avalanche just this past saturday. the search for 60-year-old mitch hungate was suspended because of rough conditions on the mountain. his wife and sister are keeping vigil nearby. >> he was my best friend and my brother. he was always there for me. he had the kindest heart. >> i feel his heartbeat. i know he's with me. >> the avalanche on granite mountain was the first of two avalanches saturday in the cascades. the second on nearby red mountain killed a female hiker. >> a french gangster makes a spectacular prison break and this morning there is a man hunt across europe to try to track him down. police in northern france say redoine feed edfaid is on the l
europe and there is a manhunt to chase him down. >> they don't know how he got explosives inside the prison, but he left no trace. had a getaway car. torched the getaway car. stunning story. interpol want him found. rescuers near big sur, california fighting 12-foot seas to pluck these four people out of a life raft. this was saturday. they were forced on to the raft after their tugboat sank. it went done so fast they didn't have time to get their cold water gear. all four survivors are okay. there are some concerns over a possible meningitis outbreak this morning among gay men. this after a young lawyer in los angeles died suddenly of a lethal strain. 22 cases have been reported in
new york city, seven of them fatal. officials have not determined if it's the same strain in new york. the aids health care foundation is offering free vaccinations in the los angeles area for those who believe they might be at risk. and a study released this morning shows mixed results when it comes to young drivers and the use of those electronic devices. three quarters of drivers in the age range between 16 and 21, they say they have switched on which the devices while driving because of peer pressure, because all the public service campaigns. but 95% admit that when they're loop and h alone, they're texting and talking on the phone and even watching videos while behind the wheel. so peer pressure helps, but driving alone, not so much. so 42 was the magic number at the box office this weekend. the jackie robinson film was the number one movie in america taking in $27.3 million. that's the best opening ever for a baseball film. and today major leaguers everywhere, they will be wearing 42 on their uniforms as a part
of baseball's annual jackie robinson day celebration. today marks 66 years since robinson made his debut with the brooklyn dodgers breaking baseball's color barrier. here we go. this is cute he is story of date. you have he's two little boys in oregon, already best buddies. but their bond is even stronger now because one saved the other from an arllergic reaction to t nuts. he thought it was just chocolate, but it was nutella. so branson sprang into action. >> he knew i was like this. >> a hero i guess is really the only word that can describe that. >> precious. he read the jar's label, figured out what was going on, told the teacher forget sullivan the medicine he needed. the school honored him during an assembly. >> look at those kids. >> look at that little tie.
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you and the best indicate of whether or not apple is coming out with something new, if hiring picks up. and that's exactly what's happening. since the end of march, foxconn has hired people at their main production facility. there is talk apple is coming out with a new iphone in the 24e next few months. i just got my iphone 5 and it will already be a door stop. >> i'll get in line right now. it is the latest relationship show ready for love, part reality, part game show. three match makers are enlisted to find the perfect mate for three guys looking for love. >> one of those dates experts first started coaching singles in great britain. he gives advice on the show and he gives it in his new book which is called get the guy. secrets of the male mind to find the love you deserve. we have a lot of secrets, let me
tell you that. we talked with h wiussey. >> tell us about the show. you're in competition with other match makers. >> there is a friendly competition about it, but it's not focused on the competition. because ultimately we're playing with real people's lives and these guys we want them to end unhappy and the women to be happy. so i'm certainly not going to at the end of the day push one of my women to be with with a guy who maybe is better off with a woman from one of the other match makers. >> to get the guy, what is your number one piece of advice? play hard to get? that's the classic advice. >> hard to get doesn't work. it never has actually. >> then why do so many women do it? >> because it has the illusion of working in the short term. i talk about this in the book. the idea behind hard to get is make him chase you. but a really confident guy doesn't see a woman who is cold, aloof and distant and go i must have her. i want someone who is happy and
who wants to be with me. >> is there a trick or are there tricks to getting a guy's attention? >> yes. >> like what? >> i'd say technique rather than trick, but there are eight words that immediately get a guy attracted. >> which ones can you say on tv in the morning? >> so you go up to a guy and you say i could really use your help with something. as soon as you say that, two instincts are set off. provide and protect. because as soon as you say i could really use your help with something, a guy thinking anything. you give me a task and i'll do it. so you follow up, let's say you were in a coffee shop and you said can you hold my coat for me for two seconds while i give these drinks to my friends. no guy is going to go no. so you take your drinks to your friends, you come back and say thank you so much, how is your day going anyway? >> so i've been a guy for a long time. you make it sound very simple. >> we have our ways of being simple. but here's the thing.
people want to be liked. people want to be talked to. and especially by someone who is charming. and we live in an age where so many people have lost the art of charm. >> you're not a big fan of traditional dinner and a movie. why? >> the movie/dinner date doesn't set itself up for real connection. we're already nervous on a date. what makes you more nervous is sitting face to face like this. because now if there is an awkward silence, where do we look? what makes you even more nervous is eating in front of each other. so the best thing you can do, go sit at the bar in a restaurant. sit side by side because now you're close, you have in proximity, it's easier to touch and be tactile. and you can actually if there's an awkward silence, you're just people watching. >> we could use this on the set actually. awkward silences. you can fill them, i can look away. >> what about the local mak who
the first move? >> some women say i can't make the first move, i'm old fashioned. and i say you're not old fashioned then because women have been making the first move for a long time. >> there's been a lot of relationship books out there. where y. is your approach different? >> before i start the process, i coached 10,000 guys in their love lives. so i'm pretty much the only person in the world who has been able to take all of that experience from guys, because it's not enough for me to say i'm a guy, therefore i know guys. like you're a woman, you know women. doesn't work like that. but having coached 10,000, i've created a mosaic of the way they think. women can read this book to find answers to questions like why didn't he call back, why won't he commit, how do i change those things. how do i actually get more from the win in my life. and it really empowers women in that way. >> if you were coaching bettrma. >> i'd be 10,001. i put a ring on it.
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no big deal, right? but legler is a woman. and the fashion word says the first to be signed exclusively as a male model. >> and casey joins us this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> a wild story. i read about it some time ago. you have this photographer buddy, and you're posing for a magazine and he takes picture ises of you. and ford agency says let's sign you up. >> yeah. that's what happened. >> but not just ford comes to you and says let's have you model as a man. >> what actually happened is she showed the photographs to her friend emily novak who is my agency, and emily was like who is this person. and cass said this is my friend casey. are you interested. and i came in and we talked very briefly and then they signed me within the day. >> and they had no problem with it, just did it immediately,
didn't care man, woman? >> i don't think it was that they didn't care. they saw me walk in and they were like she obviously belongs on our men's board, you know. >> when you're modeling as a man, what's going through your head? is this a performance art that you're doing? >> yeah, sure. so my background is art so i have this whole body of work and i was also a professional athlete. so i have always used my body to kind of be the narrative to carry the narrative of what i'm doing. and so in a way this modeling is just kind of an extension of that. and so when i'm modeling men's clothes, it's actually pretty easy for me. when i'm modeling women's clothes, i think it's closer to the performance is what happens. because that's definitely so much more involved and there is the voguing and the this and the that and the makeup and -- >> the whole thing. >> the whole thing, yes. >> reading about you, though, growing up, you swam in the
olympics in atlanta, you were an athlete, 6'2". i had read that you wanted to wear -- you would have preferred being on the side of the pool in a tutu. so did you grow up dressing more girly or not? >> i think that's a great question. i wore all of my clothes actually all at the same time and my preference was definitely for like more theatrical -- not even these atrical. i was in love with the swan lake tutu experience. >> do you still dress that way ever? >> yeah, sure. i have a tutu. >> who doesn't. >> that's what i'm saying. everyone should have a tutu. >> what do you think this says about beauty and gender? >> i think that that's also a good question. i think i'd like to submit here that i think what is more interesting maybe is what it says about how we celebrate difference. and this just happens to be one of the places where that's
happening. that i get to kind of celebrate masculinity and femininity. i happen to be able to do both. it also makes me someone like brittney griner who is an amazing magical basketball player. and i think that -- i think that this in the fashion world is just more about -- just an example of what's happening maybe in a larger sphere just about celebrating excellence in whatever package that comes in. >> i have to ask, when you're walking in for a shoot and there are other guys, male models, they're like who is she? >> no, they're awesome. they're really great. they're totally amazing awesome. they don't even blink an eye. >> casey legler, so nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you, too. >> good luck. >> thanks. just stick the bar in the dryer like this, and it freshens my laundry for me so i don't have to think.
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