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it means something to fund raising. >> sean: we're going to wait and see. congrats. we'll see you at the venetian. february 23rd, 24th, 25th. >> we'll see you back here monday night. tonight there's speaker news gingrich news, and he'll be right here to tell you. plus on the record first, country music superstar brad paisley is here. did you hear his news? you will, and he'll play for you. dick morris is here because the g.o.p. race is going wild, polls are changing by the minute. morris will tell you what's behind it all. first, republican presidential candidate newt gingrich goes on the record. mr. speaker, nice to see you, sir. >> great to be with you, greta. >> i'll give you the easy one first. where are you? >> i'm in des moines at the annual republican state party reagan dinner. >> now we go into a little bit harder ones.
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breaking news out of greece tonight, the prime minister has survived the vote of no confidence. what does that mean for him, and what does that mean for us? >> well, it means that the effort by france and germany to ton bail out the euro zone will continue. it post poans a crisis for probably another month or two, and i think in that sense it's probably better news than having greeps collapsgreececollapse to. the country is overwhelmingly against what's being done. the two major parties, both of them, have less than ten percent support each. they're the major parties because the country is so angry. it's a great achievement i think in the face of very, very stern blackmail from germ my and france saying they will cut off the greek economy totally if he lot of. it does buy them a couple of more months. i think it means slow continuing decay. italy is decaying. the crisis is a long way from
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over, but at least it's not a disaster. >> you say it will buy a couple more months. i understand the reason we sort of got into this no confidence vote is because the prime minister wanted to put to the people of greece the question of whether or not to accept the austiausterity measures that mel and sarkozy wanted in order to bail out greece and that sort of backfired. the people of greece are not happy with the thought that they're going to have a lot of their benefits cut. i don't understand how this is necessarily anything about like putting the lid on for a very short time and a very combustible situation. >> well, to be honest, greta, i don't know when the greek next election is. i suspect if things don't improve, and i don't think they will, you'll see virtually every incumbent wiped out in every party. i think you'll see a populous rebellion in greece. you could see one in port gal. you could see one i think in
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italy. there's a really deep level of popular anger in europe, but the european system is designed to block the people from having power. the elites in europe work very hard at controlling the european people by indirect means, and it's only when you get to referendums that you see how decisively the people of europe are unhappy with the current governments. >> we're not simply bystanders on this. i mean, this matters to us, disidoesit not? this rattles our economy? we're off to the side, but this really matters to us what happens. >> well, and i think in that sense, you know, if you take the view, it's better to wait and maybe the disaster won't happen. this is semi good news. doesn't cure anything, pushes it further down the road. after all, the greeks last week agreed that the private banks would take a 50% loss and people were immediately saying that's not deep enough. they need to take another 20% off. they should have taken a 70%
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loss. this is part of what happened, as you know, with jawp kor johnr design who turned out to be involved with a company, and when they took the 50% loss, the company he was involved in basically went bankrupt. that's a piece of what's going on out there. >> well, let's go back to a second for the corzine situation. that's gambling. they gambled in a very risky venture, and now the company has declared bankruptcy. there's no other way to describe this one, i don't think. >> the challenge thie they've g, and i'm not rendering a judgment because i don't know enough. the newspaper reports that the fbi is involved because there's some evidence that the company leadership was lying in their reports and was manipulating their debt in order to look like they owed less than they do, so i think that that's a very significant possibility that you're going to see some criminal action there just as you're seeing now problems with
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solyndra. it could turn out that that particular company that corzine is involved in was actually lying to its investors. >> we'll see what happened with the company. now, to the united states. the news today, unemployment at 9%. that's the trend downward, but people are not taking to the streets and popping the champagne corks. your thoughts. do you give it at least any credit for going in the right direction? >> well, in the same month in his first term, ronald reagan was creating four times as many jobs. in september in his first term he created ten times as many jobs as obama. when i was speaker, we created more jobs than every one of these months than obama's creating. the american economy has a natural desire to be prosperous and work, and so despite extraordinarily bad government, there are occasional brief signs of life. i don't think anybody can take muff confidence out of this --
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much confidence out of this. you're in a situation of unusually high unemployment and unusually high long term unemployment. one of the, quote, positive signs today was you may now start seeing people drop out of the work force by taking early retirement so the numbers will look better because people quit looking for work. i somehow don't think that's a very positive sign about the american economy. >> actually, that's why i'm a little suspicious of this 9.0 number because there were 80,000 jobs added in the month of october, and the unemployment level went from 9.1 down to 9. in the month of august, i think there were 100,000 jobs added, but the unemployment level stayed the same, so you would think, you know, that it should have declined in august and it didn't. so i actually think it might paint the situation that people are getting so discouraged, they're dropping out of the work force, thereby the number is going down a bit. >> i think this is the smallest male participation in the work force in peace time that we've
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recorded since the great depression. you're seeing people just literally drop out, quit looking for work, so what you're getting is 9% of a smaller work force when if we went back up to what had been our natural work force in the '90s when i was speaker, you'll probably be at 12 or 13% unemployment now. >> we're coming into the holiday season. there will be some part-time seasonal workers hired, but i read a distressing report. i think it was wal-mart. they're hiring about half of what it did last year. we're going to see even on the seasonal part-time work going into december some numbers that will probably be discouraging to many. >> look. i think it's a sad commentary on the president's total lack of economic understanding, but as an analyst and obviously i'm candidate and i have a candidate bias but as an analyst and historian, i can't imagine this economy starting to recover until he's defeated simply because everything they're doing is destructive. i think it's so difficult to look around and say well, tell
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me something they're doing that creates jobs, and i think in that setting, by stark contrast both with reagan and with what president clinton and i did on a bi-partisan basis in the '90s, this is really a very difficult time, easily the worst period since the great depression. >> which brings up the question. i'm told the small businesses are stran ling and health care. each wants to repeal health care because of the assertion that that's also strangling business. i'm curious. if you all have the same economic policy in general, i mean, what's the difference? i mean, how does the voter decide? i mean, are you a little bit different than the others in policy? >> look. i think different people are very different. herman cain has a 9-9-9 plan which is probably the boldest.
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i don't think it works, but it's a very bold plan and a very big plan. rick perry and i have an optional flat tax which are sort of generally similar. there are some specific differences. romney has i think the most cautious, and almost the most traditional of the plans. it has the fewest changes, but you're right. i mean, we're the people who believe in the private sector. we're the people who believe in small business. we're the people who believe in job creation. the democrats are the folks who believe in big government and high taxes and bureaucratic unions. i think you'll see if you were to put side by side cain and perry and gingrich and romney, would you actually see some fairly significant differences, and in some cases you'd see some things that are the same. they sort of ought to be, if you think about it. i mean, we broadly believe in a similar playbook even though we approach it sho somewhat differently. >> if you're sort of in the weeds and you're a policy wonk,
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you might lay it side by side and see the differences. i would suspect to the voter, you have so much in common that it's really hard to distinguish. it's hard to get in the weeds and compare them. the 9-9-9 is profoundly different, so that's an easier one. >> by the way, romney is in the other direction. the way i would describe it is if cain's over here with boldness, romney is over here with timidity. that's kind of how i would lay it out right now. i have a lower flat tax than perry. i'm at 15, he's at 20%. i have zero capital gains for everybody. he caps it at $500,000. i have a hundred% expensing for all new equipment. i don't think any of the other people deal with how do you modernize manufacturing and create manufacturing jobs in the u.s. the way i do. these are serious plans that are worth being studied. i don't mind saying, frankly, that the primary voter in iowa,
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the caucus gore will have a chance -- goer will have a chance to see them side by side. it's useful to take a few minutes and look at them and try to understand what each of us is trying to do. >> how do you know your plan is right? i mean, 15% is yours, perry's is 20. got a lot in common. how do you know yours is right? >> well, i know that mine is designed based on the years i spent with jack kemp and others developing supply side economics, the years i spent helping pass the reagan program which created millions and millions of jobs and the years i spent as speaker of the house, both bringing unemployment down from 5.6% to 4.2%, and balancing the federal budget for four years, so i at least -- it's a little like going to a chef and saying how do you know what you're cooking in the kitchen will work? i've done a lot of cooking in my career. i'm pretty sure we can cook a lot of lot jobs and balanced budget and reform. i've been in the kitchen before
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and i've done it, so that's part of my confidence in just having done all this before. >> except then you can get spiked by something like china all of a sudden devaluing its currency down to the basement. suppose you had a democratic house and a democratic congress that didn't want to work with you. now you've got a real problem. >> well, then you have a different problem, but on the other hand, the purpose of leadership is to live in a real world and so you have to respond to the things that do happen, you know, and you have to try to find out how are you going to solve the problems that really exist. both in the reagan years where we started with very high inflation, very high interest rates, it looked like it was going to be a terrible period, and we worked our way out of it, and then when i worked with clinton in a bi-partisan effort to reform welfare and to balance the federal budget, in both of those cases you have to adapt yourself. what we got done was working with a liberal democrat in the white house. i would argue if you had a gingrich white house and we pick up a republican senate and keep the republican house, we ought
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to be able to get a great deal done to put america back to work. >> all right. you must be happy with the abc washington news post poll. it shows you're pulling up the rear, up to 12%, you're in the double digits. why is that? what do you think -- why are you numbers coming up? does it have any impact on what's happening with the other or is it your message? >> well, i think the debates have really helped, and i think that the sense that substance matters. this is probably the most worried the american people have been since the great depression, and i think there's a very deep sense that things aren't going right, that washington is on the wrong track, congress is at 9% approval. i think there's a very real desire to have somebody who has substance, and i think the model of our campaign is the tortoise. every day we go a few more feet. we keep moving forward. there's a new poll coming out in iowa tonight that's very encouraging, and it shows us really moving in a very good direction, almost tied for
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second with romney here now, and so i think these things keep coming, we're going to keep talking about how do you develop really bold proposals, people who can go to and see our 21st century contract with america. you'll see this is the most substantive campaign i in modern times. we'll grow and add more substance over the next few months. >> i would think for the people who love to watch these races, 45% said that they would change their mind which to me is a huge element of intrigue. there's a lot of people out there, even those who have made up their mind, that they're willing to change their minds. i think that makes it a very fluid situation. >> look. i don't believe anybody can tell you what's going to happen. experts out here have told me that they believe when the iowa caucus occurs on january 3rd that at least a third of the people walking into the room will not have finally made their mind up. when you have that level of fluidity and that level of opportunity, then if you're an optimist like i am, you think
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there's a real value to going out and talking about your ideas and solutions and encouraging people to look at substance. hopefully we'll convince them that having tried somebody who was inexperienced and clearly is a failure, it will be nice to have somebody who knows how to do this and see if we can't get it done together. >> it brings me to a great question. january 3rd. we do on the record on january the 3rd? >> i'm confident i'll end up doing on the record on january 3rd. i can't imagine, greta, how i would get out of it. >> neither can i now that you've said it to the entire nation on television. so i'll see you before then, but january 3rd, we'll have it marked off. thank you, mr. speaker. >> talk to you soon. and straight ahead, why aren't governor mitt romney's poll numbers moving, changing either up or down. is there something going on. there's news tonight that herman cain is leap frogging past romney in several polls. why is that? dick morris is next.
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>> greta: okay. so which g.o.p. candidate poses the biggest political threat to president obama? the latest polls show it's governor mitt romney, according to the gallup poll. governor romney and president obama are tied for the 2012 race. they're tied. they're tied with 47% of national voters. now, in a race between president obama and mr. herman cain, the preses has a narrow margin, 48 to 46%. no matter what the numbers are tonight, much can change and much can change so fast. dick morris is here to talk about that. nice to see you, dick. >> good to be here with you, greta. >> greta: explain it to me. i've been watching these numbers and talking to you for the past couple weeks about this. how come governor romney's numbers don't budge up or down? >> the glass is half full or half empty. the half full is he has strong, loyal support from a quarter of the vote. the half empty is they seem to be willing to vote for anybody,
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the other a three-quarters. they say their for daniel and bachmann and now they're for cain. they're running out of alternatives. i think the message for romney is that he's got to reach outside of that base. he already has the establishment. he has the club for growth and chamber of commerce and that stuff, but he's gotta reach out for the tea party and the evangelicals. and i think that he has played a very limited, cautious, low profile race waiting for everyone else to either drop out or mess up. he's got to get past that and wait for everybody to mess up. the tea party asked him to participate in a debate and he turned them down. i think that's a mistake. he needs to reach out to that community because it's just not healthy to be running as the nominee of a party when
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three-quarters of the voters want somebody else. >> greta: is he unwilling or too cautious a candidate, sort of walking very delicately, not wanting to upset everything? >> i think it's the second. i think he understood it was time to sit back and let daniels soar and then come down, let huckabee soar and then not run, let perry soar and then fall, let christie soar and not run, and bachmann and now herman cain. at some point that process ends, and you've got to actually go out and win votes, and he's got to be doing a better job of doing that greta it seems to me -- >> greta: it seems to me there's some element of excitement. in 2008 in the secretary of state hillary clinton versus president obama race, he was new, he was exciting. he could dazzle and everyone was very familiar with her. for some reason i'm a little bit
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suspicious that governor mitt romney has a little bit of that, you know. we've known him too long. he's not exciting and new. he's dependable to the voters but not new and exciting. >> i think that's true. i think that you can look at exciting and you can see how herman cain surged and has stayed up there. people say he didn't handle these charges well. i disagree. he went on your show and you waited and waited and waited and you asked every question you possibly could. when you had asked everything, the interview was over. in the course of that he killed this issue. i think that his 9-9-9 is very significant. i was struck in your gingrich interview right before us, newt needs to do a much better job of explaining his substance, believe it or not. he can't just pass it off like he did on the show and say perry's at 20%, i'm at 15%, everybody has their number. hey. there's a vast difference between a flat tax that locks in an increase in federal spending
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which 20 does and one that requires a cut which 15 does, and gingrich should be making his living off those 5-point differences. just like herman cain makes his off the restructuring of a 9-9-9. >> greta: i sort of get the sense -- i sort of get the sense that he so understands his program that he assumes that we all do, too. i think he needs to spoon feed us a little bit more, all of us, so that we understand the differences and why one might be more appealing than another. i think he needs to make it easier from us. >> i agree with you completely. throwing up his hands and saying visit my website is no answer. >> greta: indeed it isn't. the other candidates that we haven't discussed, i mean, i guess there's always a chance. go ahead. >> you can't count bachmann out. she makes her living off congress screwing up, and if congress doesn't pass a deficit reduction and the commission
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dead locks or even worse, if they go for revenue increases which are really tax hikes disguised as fees, she could make her living opposing that and come back and be very strong in this race. >> greta: we should think about the future voters, the young patriots in the world. i understand you have a new book to sort of get to the young people involved. >> yep, and my dog involved. i have a golden retriever named dubs. we wrote it and we went to the book stores. we were looking for books that explained how great america is and we didn't find it. dubs decided to take matters in his own paws and he goes to washington and he loses his tennis ball and he looks at the iwo jima monument and the jefferson memorial, and each time we look something about america. all men are created equal, jefferson wrote, in the declaration of independence's
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most favorite quote. if all people are created equal, can dogs be, too? it's only available at or it's not in the stores, but it's actually number four i think on amazon right now. dubs media is taking over america, greta. >> greta: i need to get my copy and read it. >> dubs will pawtograph it for you. >> you know how i love animals. coming up, huge developments in greece tonight, the kind we'll feel here in the united states. we'll tell you how and how big. that's next. also, country music superstar brad paisley has played for the president and thousands of fans. you'll meet the guitar man himself tonight, brad paisley right here.
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>> greta: well, the world is holding its breath. global economies are shaking and we're not sure exactly what to expect next. late tonight we got the breaking news the embattled prime minister of greece survives a can havconfidence vote. rick newman joins us. nice to see you, rick. tell me. we now know that the prime minister survived a no confidence vote, but we also know that probably many of the people in greece don't like the idea of belt tightening and
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austerity measures. now what? >> i think we averted another disaster. i mean, i think that's what the outcome in greece means this week, but the problem is just far from solved, so i think there will be a sigh of relief when the financial markets open on monday. basically this means that so far it looks like this bailout plan for greece will continue to go through as everybody sort of hopes it does, but we've just gotten so used to the idea that every time there seems to be some breakthrough that shortly afterward there's some kind of backsliding and some other problem. we can certainly get used to that. more things can go wrong in greece, and they're not even the real problem. they're not the biggest problem. italy is a bigger problem. all sorts of things have not been dealt with there. >> in connection with greece, they'll get the $179 billion in the bailout, but here's a thought. unless they do these austerity measures and do a real structural change in the way they do business, as soon as they spend that 179 billion,
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they'll be back in the soup again. i mean, to what extent do they have a really strong program to sort of restructure the economy so they can get on their feet? >> they have an ongoing program. they've been passing these kinds of austerity measures in greece for the laugh year and a half. their economy has shrung by a degree that -- shhrunk by a degree that we would measure as a depression here. they're starting to lay off a lot of government workers. this has been a bad situation that keeps getting worse which is why there's so much attention and pressure in greece right now. if that sort of thing were happening here, there's no doubt we'd have that kind of pressure, too. the parliament there has not yet passed this latest bailout measure. i think the expectation is that they will, but what keeps happening is greece keeps falling short of the targets that europe and the imf say they have to meet. that's why we keep -- that's why it feels like groundhog day
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because these targets and these new installments of the bailout money come up once every quarter, so that's four times a year, and we basically seem to go through the same drill every time. they make progress, but not enough. >enough. >> greta: if you go through the last four quarters, are they showing some progress on the all key indicators that they're going in the right direction so we don't have to feel like we're throwing the money away, it may take more time, that they're on an upswing and they'll get themselves out of the mess with the bailout and maybe another bailout or two? >> yeah. greece actually has made a lot of progress, but the hole they're in is so deep that the cutbacks they're required, they're just really brutally punishing, and they make progress but there are fairly firm bench marks they haven't hit. we'll keep going through this pattern, greta. >> greta: because it's friday night, i completelily ignored the thought of italy. i want to get to the weekend and not have to think of the dismal news of italy.
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that's the problem. they aren't thinking about it. anyway, rick, thank you. we'll talk soon sometime. coming up, country music superstar brad paisley is sharing his secrets with you. here's here to go on the record and you'll hear him play the guitar. that's next. these people may look like they're enjoying the water, but they're about to get a big surprise and it's a scary one. what is this in the water? stay tuned for this one.
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>> from america's news headquarters, i'm marianne rafferty. jury deliberations are set to resume monday on the involuntary manslaughter case in michael jackson's doctor, after ending the first day of deliberations on friday without a verdict. the decision hinges on whether they believe it was dr. conrad murray or jack sop himself who
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delivered a deadly dose of a pain killer. and people sick at a high school football game in football friday night. the houston fire department saying more than 20 people were treated, including a firefighter. most of those who were sick were band members. houston polices are still trying to figure out what caused the illnesses. now back to "on the record." for the latest headlines, go to you are watching the most powerful name in news, fox newschannel. record. >> greta: 20 number one hits, three grammy awards, the cma entertainer of the year crown and that's certainly not all. country music superstar brad paisley is now an author. it's called diary of a player. brad paisley joined us to talk about his new book and play a little guitar. brad, nice to see you.
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>> nice to be here. thanks for having me. >> greta: great new book. >> thanks. >> greta: it's called diary of a player. i thought it was a long thank you. >> it really is. it's meant to sort of inspire a little bit. >> greta: i mean, it was nice that you thanked all the people that have been so important to your career. >> yeah, i did. i didn't set out really knowing what this would be. it was the idea of the co-writer who is in little print right there, he's a great writer who had this idea for this book for me. i thought okay, and it ended up as it started out. i realized what it is. it's almost like saying thank you to everybody who got me here as well as it's meant to sort of say this is how you do it if you're anything like me at all. there's a way. i don't feel like i was destined, necessarily, to be successful. i feel like it took a lot of hard work and some blessings in there, you know. i think i beat the odds, maybe.
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>> greta: i mean, there are many parts i like about it, but you can't -- you want to know your grandfather. everybody reading it would like to know your grandfather. >> yeah. they would all like him, i think. he is the type of guy that was sort of an outspoken, funny, opinionated but charming with a twingtwinkle in his eye old guyo loved music. the best friend i ever had. he's probably the reason i have anything in this life because of that first christmas gift when i was 8. >> he gave you a guitar. >> that's the way the book starts. i had my fingers crossed that i would get a star wars toy and life woul would have no meaning without one of those. i had no idea that the answer to every question i would ever have and the thing that would get me through every difficulty in life was waiting under the tree. it wasn't a star wars toy.
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sorry, george lucas. >> greta: why are you so good at the guitar? >> some days i'm not. >> greta: most days you are. it's extraordinary. why are you so good at this? >> i don't know. i don't feel like i have more ability or anything than somebody else. i really don't feel like i'm better than a lot of people. there are a lot of players than me. i think i'm unique. people say who's better, eddie van halen? it's sort of like who do you like better. honestly, at some point it's all opinion. if you're unique, that's the key as a guitar player. that's where a guy like b.b. king who plac plays like he plas with such soul and very few notes can destroy someone like me. i've played with him. he can destroy me with one note. anything i've got going for me would be that i can think my way out of some of these situations guitar wise, you know. >> greta: you talk in the book about the early band. you were a young guy in high school. you've got this older band.
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they seemed much older at the time. >> they were way olde older tha. do you have any video from that? i man tha imagine that's quite . >> it's his tear cal. we have a lot of video. i was 11 years old when we first played our first gig, and they were in their 50s, and geez. we were called the c notes. we got $100 for the gig, like the firemen's christmas party. my friends called him the see -- called them the seniles. it was -- it was an interesting thing for me to grow up that way. i say in the book i was saved by garth brooks who came along right as i started high school. everybody was like that brad sings country. i bet he could play a couple of
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those. the next thing at a party, they're bringing out an accuse c guitar and i'm cool thanks to gartth. >> greta: do you get nervous on stage any more? >> not any more. i was nervous at the white house when i played the east room. i was singing a song i had never sung before. i talk about that in there, too. i was singing a song called welcome to the future which is sort of about racial progress, especially, the last verse. that was nerve wracking because i didn't even really know that song that well to be singing it for the most powerful man in the world. but then most of the time now, if i know what i'm doing and i'm ready, i'm okay. today i don't know what i'm doing. >> greta: is it work for you when you go on stage or is it like this is really fun? or both? >> it's really fun. it's not work. it's really fun. you've gotta come to a concert some time. what we do is a full-blown -- it's bells and whistles and lasers and explosion and video.
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it's no holds barred, put on a show at all costs, and really love that. you can imagine why you walk out there excited to kind of present this to people that in this economy bought a ticket, you know. the fact they spent 50 bucks or whatever for a ticket. i can't wait to go out there every night and say i hope you walk away feeling like this was more than what you expected. >> greta: the successful performers are the ones who have fun doing it, and it's not a job. >> i hope so. if you can't have fun with this as your job, i don't know. then you have a problem because it's just the absolute best way to make a living. >> greta: so you brought your guitar. >> i did. well, i reluctantly brought it. you're making me. >> greta: reluctantly? >> yeah. i'm so out of practice. i'm talking too much and writing. i need to be a player again. i did sing last night.
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chet atkins did a really, really cool thing. this is how he used to think. he was an absolute genius. he took yankee doodle since we're up north right now, and he took dipsy. and he combined them. it's called yankee doodle dixie. wish me luck. it's been a while. ♪ >> i almost got it. it's the type of thing where you sit down and figure out great things you can do.
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and there's no limits to this instrument. >> do you read music or just hear it play? i don't really read. i used to in college a bit when i was studying some jazz stuff. it's all sort of -- it's sort of by ear for me. >> well, it's a fabulous book. i don't have to tell you how great you are. that's a given. everybody knows how good you are. people enjoy the book. they'll enjoy the book. >> thanks for being so kind about it. >> i hope you come back. >> yeah, i will. >> greta: i'd love to go to a concert. nice talking to you. there's so much more to our interview with him. brad paisley tells us a very unusual story of how he met his movie star wife. now, you can see the entire interview with brad paisley on, so make sure you go. you'll love it. and straight ahead, a close encounter off the california coast. see what happens when boaters get too close to whales. you will. also, the daggers are flying. film maker michael moor's heated exchange caught on camera. a bear ditches the mountains
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>> greta: you've seen our top stories but here's the absolute best of the rest. a surfer and some boaters get the shock of a lifetime. they were cruising along the california coast when two hump
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back whales lunged straight up from the water. they had their jaws wide open and came dangerously close to the boaters. luckily, marine experts say they're good at avoiding people. the coast guard warns people to keep their distance. film maker michael moore's appearance at an occupy denver protest turns a bit ugly. he got into a heated confrontation with a denver reporter. it was right in the middle of thousands of protesters. >> aren't you part of the one percent? >> i do very well. >> how are you helping these people? >> because i do well. i want taxes raised on people who do well including mine. >> how are you helping these people with your 50 million? >> i don't have $50 million. >> that's what it's rumored you're worth. >> that's what you're doing, sell rumors? you're just punk media. that's all you are. you lie. you lie to people. stop lying. stop lying. >> what else do you want to say? are you not part of the one percent? >> just don't lie, okay? >> greta: moore has supported the protesters since they started on wall street but
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insists he's not a spokesperson for the movement. take a look at this. a huge bear on the loose in a seattle neighborhood. he led wildlife agents on a chase for hours. the bear even walked across a school playground. at one point today agents shot a tranquilizer dart at the bear, but that didn't stop him. he took off running. finally they followed him down some railroad tracks and tranquilized the bear again. no one was hurt, including the bear, and he'll be released into the mountains. there you have it. the best of the rest. and coming up, your last call, one more quick round before we turn down the lights. forget the talking. a late night talk show turns to rapping instead. they have a special guest. that's next. two of the most important are energy security and economic growth. north america actually has one of the largest oil reserves in the world. a large part of that is oil sands.
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>> greta: well, 11:00 is almost here, flash studio lights, it's time for last call. justin timberlake and jimmy
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fallon teeming up again, giving a performance of the history of rap series, here is part through. ♪. >> oh, my gosh, look at her butt... ♪. ♪ [ music ] ♪ you want it, you got it. if you want it, baby you got it. bust a move! ♪. >> yeah. yeah... the way i feel... >> miss jackson, i am for real, never meant to make your daughter cry. i apologize ♪. >> and ♪ .
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♪ [ music ] . ♪ [ music ] hip-hop hooray, oh! hooray, oh! hooray, oh! ♪ [ music ] timberlake was visiting to promote his new film "in time". we're closing down shop. thank you for being with us tonight. we'll see you again on monday. make sure you go to greta


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