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the real story. we had a lot of thoughts on the miley cyrus on the cover of "time" magazine as well. i'm gretchen carlson. hope you have a great rest of the day. shep smith is going to report live from the fox news desk. thank you. a truck loaded with radioactive material goes missing. and if terrorists get their hands on it, they tell us it could mean big trouble. as if the obama care website hasn't had enough problems already, now word of hackers hitting the site. plus what we now know about how many people are actually using the website and true blood's i'll see the werewolf live right here on the fox news desk. i'll ask him about suki and whatever they have going on. i'll ask him if he drank the v. i'll ask him about his struggles with alcohol 11 years ago and some more things. and how he went from homeless to, well, i don't know a pin-up guy. so let's get to it.
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good wednesday afternoon to you and yours. first from the fox news desk just-released 911 calls capture a mix of chaos and calm professionalism as a gunman opened fire at sandy hook elementary school and murdered children and teachers one by one. fox news will not be airing the most gut-wrenching moments from those calls. we'll get to more of that. they depict the horrors of that day nearly a year ago when police say adam lanza shot his way through the school in connecticut. adults who heard the gunshots called 911 as the shooter went through classrooms and offices targeting people apparently at random. 26 people died. most of them first graders. 6 and 7-year-olds. the 911 calls have been the center of a huge legal fight. victims families argue that their release would add to their pain of their loss. but journalists with the associated press argue that the calls are an important part of the public record.
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and the courts agree. we'll have much more on that debate. our editorial decisions on the matter with that frankly judge adrian napolitano in a momentment first even with the releases of calls, debating what if anything to put on the air. we and our managers have listened to all the recordings that came in that day. and out of respect for the victims we will be very sensitive with what we do put on fox newschannel and all across all of our platforms throughout the day and the days to come. our senior correspondent is live in our newsroom in new york city. rick, what did we learn today? >> we've learned a lot, shepard. we learned these tapes are very difficult to hear and we're not going to air most of them. we've chosen a couple short clips that reflect the horrors of the event and the professionalism of the dispatchers. the release calls were made to newtown police from inside the school during the shootings last december 14th. numerous other calls to connecticut state police are not being released including one from a wounded teacher and one from a parent locked inside a
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room in the school. the first call that you'll hear is filled with fear. and we are not airing this call in its entirety. here's a clip. >> 911, what's the location of your emergency? >> sandy hook school. i think there's somebody shooting in here in sandy hook school. >> okay, what makes you think that? >> because somebody's got a gun, i caught a glimpse of somebody there running down the hall. >> the longest call was from a custodian on the line for more than ten minutes. we're not playing the portion of that call where gunfire is heard. this is the beginning. >> i believe there's shooting at the front glass. something's going on. >> all right. i want you to stay on the line with me. where are you in the school? >> i'm in the corridor. >> all right. i want you to take cover. jen, get the sergeant. all right. get everybody you can going down there. >> all right. >> let me get some information from you. what makes you think that? >> the front glass is all shot
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out. it kept going on. >> okay. >> it's still happening. >> among those objecting to these recordings be made public is newtown councilwoman who posted a blog reading in part the release of the tapes will create a new layer of pain for many in the newtown community. hearing those calls takes us back to a day of horror and tragedy. my plea is for the media to treat us kindly to recognize that there is great personal pain in this event. and little public good to be garnered through the general release. a tough year for newtown. they released police reports, now we have the 911 calls coming out. and next saturday, a week from saturday, is the one-year anniversary of the shootings. >> rick, thanks. i mentioned some of the victim family members fought the release of these calls. they argued nobody needs to hear the sounds of that horrible day. still a judge ruled that the calls are an important part of the public record and keeping them secret only serves to fuel
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speculation about and undermine confidence in our law enforcement officials. joining us now is fox news senior judicial analyst judge napolitano. this could have happened instantly without anybody being able to complain. florida is one of those states. >> correct. >> in this state there was an argument to be made and a judge to make a decision. >> in florida it is automatically released whether someone asks for it or not. it's there in a box, go take it, listen to it. >> everything. i worked there for years and that's how it is. >> correct. we know that and many viewers know that from the cases we've kored in florida. connecticut has a freedom of information statute, not unlike the federal statute. the presumption is everything is available. >> uh-huh. >> the law is everything is available. it is the government's burden to state a reason why it should not be made available. i would have had a hard time if i were the judge in that case. my duty is to uphold the law, but what these people are going through now is almost as painful as the hell they went through a
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year ago. the default position is the public has the right to know how the government responds to a tragedy even if it means reliving the tragedy. and under the law the judge made the right call. >> we make these decisions as journalists and managers all the time. and we've been doing it for decades. >> right. >> i remember the difficulty of that after the federal building blew up in oklahoma city. we had to make editorial and judgment decisions then. the difference is then when we made those decisions if a decision to withhold, the vast majority of people would never hear them, today it doesn't matter what we do, they're all over the internet. anybody who wants to hear all of them can hear all of them. >> and anybody who doesn't want to hear them can avoid them and knows how to do it. it's not easy to avoid them because they'll be all over the place in a few minutes. but you certainly have the option to do it. fox has the duty of operating in good taste. the government has the obligation to comply with the law whether it's in good taste or not. >> it's harder when you're dealing with something that
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involves children. it always is. it's harder when you're dealing with something that's so effected not just a community, newtown, but a nation and dare i say the whole world when something of this magnitude goes down. >> it's interesting you mentioned children, shep. one of the arguments made in this case to keep the tapes from being released is that courts are supposed to protect children. now, it's difficult to say this, but it's true. the children are dead. if some of them had survived, the ones who had been shot, it would have been an easier case to keep this from being revealed. but because they're dead and they're memories, there's nobody to protect. >> well, another part of all of this and the decision making process for us and others and i'm guessing the court as well is what you read in the florida statute about sunshine being the greatest disinfectant. the argument can be made and many many cases i would concur, i wouldn't comment on this matter, that the more information that is true and accurate that you release, the
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less chance that people will question matters about which they don't have information. >> right. >> the more you tell them, the better off people are. that's one argument. >> there were horrible rumors that spread through connecticut just a month ago that the cops were afraid, the cops didn't know what they were doing. guess what? the cops weren't heroic. and now there's an absolute record of how heroic and appropriate and timely the cops were. that gets rid of those rumors. it stops false lawsuits. and it stops further pain in that respect. >> judge, i know this was difficult for that judge. you said it would have been for you. >> it would be very difficult because you not only have to follow the law, you have to do the right thing for the humans involved. not just the computer. >> difficult for our managers too. you make judgment calls every day in this business. >> yes. >> and that was our judgment call. and those are the only two clips we'll play. >> right. >> and they'll play across all of our platforms. >> yeah. >> judge, thank you. >> pleasure, shep. somebody's stolen a truck hauling a dangerous radioactive material in mexico. that's according to investigators for the united nations nuclear agency. the authorities say this
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happened on monday at a gas station in a town near mexico city. officials with the international atomic energy agency are reporting now that the truck was delivering a load of cobalt 60 from a hospital in tijuana to a storage center for radioactive waste. a sort of routine matter. the doctors say they use cobalt 60 to treat cancer, but the experts are saying in theory terrorists could potentially use it to make a so-called dirty bomb which uses conventional explosives to spread radiation. those same authorities say this image shows workers preparing to transport the shipment of cobalt 60. the u.n. warns that the substance would be extremely dangerous. and that's a quote, if someone were to damage it or remove it from the protective casing. casey ste gal live in our newsroom in dallas. who knows if the people who got the truck had any clue what was in the back of the truck. maybe they just wanted the truck. but now they have cobalt 60. how dangerous is it?
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>> shep, very dangerous. we just got off the phone with the nuclear security expert who kind of told us how this stuff is rated on a scale of one to five. one being the most dangerous, five not terribly dangerous. this stuff that is missing is a one according to this expert. it is not in a liquid. it is not a gel form. cobalt 60 is sort off infused into a wire housed inside that white medical device. you can see how it's then loaded up at the hospital in a wooden crate but reinforced with steal. even if thieves intentionally did not target this, if it is just ditched somewhere, that could be worse. >> if someone were to take it apart and to take out the material and it was left in a neighborhood, you could end up having, you know, deaths or serious injuries from this material which is why evidently the mexican government is trying very hard to track down this material. >> trying very hard with no such luck at this point, shep.
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>> but i am guessing both sides of the border with the united states they're watching very closely. >> certainly a possibility that this could enter the united states. that's a question we posed to the border patrol, although they say there are security measures in place at our border with u.s. and mexico to prevent something like this from happening. and the u.s. department of homeland security releasing this statement today to fox, it reads in part and i'm quoting here "all ports of entry are equipped with radiation detection equipment. dhs in coordination with our federal partners will continue to closely monitor this situation and remains in close communication with mexican officials. officials at the international atomic energy agency working with this one too". >> casey stegall, thanks. autopsy results are in on the "fast and furious" star paul walker. what we've learned about the car crash that killed him along with brand new word about the future of the "fast and furious" franchise. that's ahead.
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some breaking news and update on a news story we were reporting in the last hour from the news desk. we're awaiting for a news conference to begin on the orlando area high school shooting and the microphones are set up. they should be there shortly. the principal at west orange high school in orange county says a student was shot but is alert. he says the school is now on lockdown with safety procedures underway though they were dismissing at the time.
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deputies tell us they're investigating. the gunman is reportedly still missing out there. there's word from many sources this had to do with some sort of argument just as the buses were coming to pick kids up. there are many reports that it might be over a girl. we don't know that. but we tell you what they're reporting down there in central florida, there were reports that the child was critical that came from multiple credible news sources in orlando that he is said to be alert by the principal is very good news. more on this the moment it happens including that news conference when it begins. first, the feds say they have serious concerns about safety on the nation's busiest rail corridor. sunday's deadly derailment here in new york city marks the fourth major incident along metro north lines since may. that's the line that takes you to and from the city if you live to the north in rockland county or beyond. now the feds are calling that unacceptable and demanding that the agency run that -- that run the railroad make immediate changes. more than a quarter million people ride the metro north
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every weekday. four passengers died of course in this latest derailment on sunday in the bronx. investigators say the train was doing 82 miles an hour when it jumped the track at nearly three times the 30-mile-an-hour speed limit. according to that conductor's attorney -- i should say engineer's attorney, the train engineer says he was in a daze when it happened. and when he snapped into action it was really too late. officials who run the railroad say they have a panel reviewing the safety culture in the agency and that they are working fully with investigators. autopsy results now confirm that the "fast and furious" star paul walker was not behind the wheel, as we suspected, in the deadly car crash that killed his friend and him. the l.a. county coroner's office today released the results in fact a couple hours ago. they indicate according to the coroner that walker''s friend and financial advisor was the one driving. paul walker's pubbist -- they
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were in a high-powered porsche carrera gt when it smashed into a pole and burst into flames. they also say speed was a factor. most of us probably know paul walker from his role in the "fast and furious" movies beginning with the second one. he'd been working on the seventh installment of this franchise. universal pictures today says it has shut down production of that film indefinitely. what else are we learning from the medical examiner's office, julie? >> shep, both paul walker and his friend roger rodas were positively identified using dental records provided by their families. and the causes of death are combination of multiple traumatic and thermal injuries. and injuries caused by a "auto versus fixed object." toxicology results are next, they are expected to be released in six to eight weeks. now that we know who was driving
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though, the investigation will now focus on what caused the violent car crash and include retrieving computerized data from the car that would show its performance in the moments before. a preliminary investigation does indicate that speed was a factor. >> julie banderas in the news room, thank you. a deep freeze is threatening to drop temperatures close to record lows across a big chunk of the country. and officials say this dangerous storm has already turned deadly. i'll show it to you on the big wall. we'll get to the fox weather center. and al's in the house. what are you doing with suki? she's no stranger to lots of sheets, joe. come on, don't drink the v. clients are always learning more to make their money do more. (ann) to help me plan my next move, i take scottrade's free, in-branch seminars... plus, their live webinars.
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a deadly winter storm's making its way through the plains and midwest. temperatures dropping to record lows. those are windchills up there. current windchills. minus 15 and minus 13 in minot. stop it. officials say bad driving conditions triggered crashes that killed at least six people. meteorologists say the central rockies as well as parts of minnesota and wisconsin are getting the most of it, up to 30 inches of snow in some areas. and i mentioned the current windchills across the board. in parts of montana the wind could make it feel like 30 below by the time we get cold tonight. our chief meteorologist is live in the fox weather center for us this afternoon. this is downright dangerous in some areas, rick. >> yeah, you're right. in fact, for a lot of areas. it's parts of montana, then down towards colorado it's going to be cold in texas. but the northern plains and northern rockies is kind of the bullseye at least for now of the cold. look at billings, montana, the next five days. this is tonight, overnight temperature minus 16.
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that's your actual air temperature. factor in that wind and it feels like around minus 30. you don't get back up above zero until around sunday. and then after that there's another shot of cold air that comes in right behind it. currently we're definitely warm across the east finally, but this at this point is where the pocket of cold air is. it's going to change. it's going to dive farther to the south. it's going to move off to the east. you just showed those windchills right now. tonight is when they're going to be dangerously cold. look at what happens with these as we move into the evening hours and you start to see these temperatures plummet here. casper, minus 30, rapid city minus 30. billings 28. and denver, take a look at that, shep, windchill of minus 23 by tomorrow morning's commute. >> even in denver. bring those animals in. going to get a lot of snow to that area too, huh? >> we're about to have a really big mess. there's been a lot of snow across the central rockies. that's going to taper off tonight. we'll also see it taper off eventually here toward the northern plains tonight. get ready northern plains, next sunday, monday into tuesday i think we're going to see even
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colder air come in ultimately behind this system when it's done. down here across parts of the southern plains, mid-mississippi river valley, get ready for a big mess that's going to happen starting into tomorrow evening through friday and saturday. a slow-moving system. we're going to see a big stripe right here, shep, with a lot of sleet and maybe some freezing rain. doesn't matter how good of a driver you are in the winter, freezing rain on the roads you will crash. so we get a rough one down across parts of the south as well. >> mid-south with ice storms so often looks like this one is brewing, isn't it? >> this is one of them. this is probably potentially one of the strongest storms we'll have all year. certainly hopefully one of the coldest ones we have. and i got to tell you behind this we're in a really active n. expect to see some snow maybe on the east coast by the time we get towards the latter part of next week as well. >> ouch. bundle up. rick, thank you, sir. >> you bet. there is word that more americans are signing up for insurance now that's doing better. but republicans say numbers are nowhere near the obama administration's targets. we'll get a live update from
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capitol hill. plus, there's a new poll that shows younger people are apparently not all that crazy about the president's health care law or his job performance. we'll take a look at those numbers coming up on the fox news deck. stay with us.
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fox report here on the news line desk. wildlife workers say they used donuts to trap a bear near the scene of an attack in florida. they said yesterday they were going to do it, apparently worked. they're checking to see if it's the animal that mauled a woman in orlando. the woman is in the hospital with traumatic injuries as they put it. all the coins that passengers leave behind at tsa check points could soon be going to a good cause. the house passed the bill to give that money to military charities. tsa reports it collects more than half a million dollars in loose change a year. right now the law lets agency keep that cash. and a restaurant in texas now closed until next week for what
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the owner is calling an attitude adjustment. the sign says the place was supposed to reopen today. the owner says he needs more time to retrain his workers in everything from food prep to customer service. good job owner guy. much more from the fox news deck right after this. with non-insulin victoza®. for a while, i took a pill to lower my blood sugar, but it didn't get me to my goal. so i asked my doctor about victoza®. he said victoza® is different than pills. victoza® is proven to lower blood sugar and a1c. it's taken once-a-day, any time, and comes in a pen. and the needle is thin. victoza® is not for weight loss, but it may help you lose some weight. victoza® is an injectable prescription medicine that may improve blood sugar in adultth type 2 diabetes when used with diet and exercise. it is not recommended as the first medication to treat diabetes and should not be used in people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. victoza® has not been studied
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some side effects can lead to dehydration, which may cause kidney problems. if your pill isn't giving you the control you need ask your doctor about non-insulin victoza®. it's covered by most health plans. so two days more people are said to have signed up for insurance on than the entire month after the site launched. fox sources are telling us around here that about 29,000 people enrolled this past sunday and monday alone. officials have not confirmed that number. they're not going to confirm anything yet. but true it would top the 26,000 who completed the process in october. of course republicans say that number needs to be closer to 100,000 a day for the administration to hit its targets. remember, the white house said that programmers are working nonstop to meet the president's december 1st deadline to get the site up to speed. of course december 1st has come and gone and administration officials claim more than a million people have at least visited the site since the reboot and that most of them did
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not have any problems. but some republicans are now pointing to potential security risks with the site. one gop congressman telling fox news that hackers attacked government -- i should say thousands of times a day. hackers attack everything a lot. mike emanuel's on capitol hill. what do we know about the attacks? anything serious? >> shep, that thousands per day number comes from house intelligence chairman mike rogers who didn't get into a lot of specifics about what the u.s. government knows about those attackers. i talked to an expert who says there's really three categories, there's the average hacker, there are the organized crime folks and then you think state sponsor, rival country perhaps trying to see how far they can get inside a u.s. government website. bottom line i asked that analyst why is so attractive to hackers. >> putting our first name or last name or social security number or address in there now they're bolting on additional components around credit card
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data, that's a nice data set for those three type of categories. >> and so his concern, david kennedy's concern, is the constant work to get the health care website up and running and then to fix it has left the security side exposed and a lot of americans' private information vulnerable. shep. >> so security was part of the discussion on capitol hill today, but it wasn't all of it. >> that's right. a lot of discussion about short-term and ultimately long-term will be necessary for millions of americans to get affordable good health care coverage. one lawmaker, daryl issa, the republican from california, says he tried to sign up yesterday for obama care and it didn't work. >> we do not have either the front end or the back end not just in the federal system but in systems that feed into it in fact ready. >> our government does not always work as well as it should. but it's certainly capable of great things when there's a strong commitment to the underlying goals we all share.
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>> and congressman elijah cummings, democrat from maryland, represents what many democrats here on the hill are hoping that after a rough start of and obama care that ultimately this will be a popular program with millions of americans, shep. >> mike emanuel on the hill, thank you, sir. most young adults say they are not happy with president obama. lots of different reasons of course. poll from harvard university's institute of politics and they find 54% of 18 to 29-year-olds say they disapprove of the president's job performance so far in his second term. and 41% say they approve. that's down 11 points since april. most of those young adults in this survey said that the economy is the most important issue, as it always seems to be. but they do say they have some concerns about the president's health care overhaul as well. john roberts has these details. he's live in atlanta. hello, john. >> good afternoon to you, shep. there's no way to sugar coat it. this is not good for the president. in fact, harvard's director of the institute of politics told
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me that when he saw these numbers come back, he thought, wow, this is going to make news. and here's the reason why. take a look at millennial, thos 29, say they do not support obama care. only 22% say they will sign up. and even among people who currently don't have health insurance less than a third of them plan to enroll. couple of reasons why. more than half of people think that under obama care health care costs are going to rise while some 44% believe that the quality of care is going to go down. now here's the problem for the president. the financial assumptions in obama care count on a very large group of young healthy people to support the older sicker people who go to the doctor and the hospital more often. trey grayson, the director of the institute of politics, said this has to be very concerning for the white house. >> puts them really behind the eight ball on this. sometimes there's what they call a dust spiral that can take place where the health care act isn't sustainable. we're not there yet, but this
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shows that there's some real hurdles ahead to try to make this law work. >> greyson says this really is a sea change among the president's core constituents. >> as numbers go, john, in that survey, those aren't the only ones the white house is probably concerned about. >> no. obama care is just one of the headlines. just a couple of other very troubling numbers. one in five people who say that they voted for president obama last year say if they had to do it again today they wouldn't vote for him. nearly half say if they could, they'd recall him. but as bad as those numbers sound, they're rosy compared to how they feel about congress including republicans in congress who only get 19% support. so as we look ahead to next november a troubling as obama care could be for democrats, those numbers for republicans could be even worse, shep. >> john roberts in atlanta. okay. something lighter. remember back when we were covering lance armstrong's doping accusations all the time? i wondered aloud if maybe the problem was something akin to what was happening on my favorite television program, the
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hbo show "true blood." >> what? >> v. >> what do you mean v? >> well, i mean the sheriff took v. do you not watch "true blood". >> no. >> if you get all amped up on v, you do all kinds of weird things. you should watch it. it will make you crazy to v. >> the judge did not watch sadly. i though have watched everything. and i'm waiting for the new one, a big fan obviously. and the man who played the character al seed will be with us next. joe manganelo live on his new fitness book, his life a mess a decade ago. and what's in store for sooki in the next and last episode of "true blood." that's next. life with crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
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probably come looking for emma too. it's just a matter of time before they find you. >> we can hide. we'll be okay. >> are you sure about that? >> look, i'm your friend.
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and as your friend i'm telling you i think it's best if emma comes home with us. >> well, sorry. i can't do it. >> she's a werewolf, sam. >> and he's the shifter. there's trouble there down in louisiana. of course that was a scene from the hbo show "true blood." the show about vampires and w e werewolfs and ferries, a load of it. living among humans that is nothing short of a massive hit with fans and there's about to be a war, the vamps and the people. we'll hear about that. you might have heard us mention "true blood" on the show here in the past, us meaning me. and you know those at the soup are always watching. >> you should record "the true blood". >> really? >> yeah. >> i just do "mad men". >> well, that's just silly. >> you know, we're flattered to be your fan, shep, but shouldn't you be talking about news or something? probably stuff happening in the real world right now.
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pretty sure that's what you're supposed to use your air time. does this guy know that "true blood" isn't real? >> look here, al seed, you're one who ate part of the previous pack master. that was "true blood" very own joe manganiello. he has a new book out called "evolution." it's all mental. joe is joining us on the fox news deck. there's news. we don't always have to do that. >> they made me say that. >> do you think funeral directors only do funerals? they don't. and you did eat part. >> multitalented. >> so in real life 11 years ago you're bottoming out. you've got an alcohol problem. and you knew you needed to turn your life around. a lot of people have had this problem. how bad was it and how did you do it? >> it was really bad. the sheriffs knocked on the door at one point and gave me five minutes to collect my belongings. i went to my car that had a boot
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on it that was eventually auctioned off. i essentially lost everything. >> why? >> why? i think i was born that way. i was born with a predisposition. i was wired in reverse. when i found alcohol, i was just off and running. and some people get it. and they're lucky enough to get it and move past it. and other people are unlucky and don't. i was one of the lucky ones. 12 years ago was really bad. >> you're not just lucky. you worked hard. >> yeah. i wound up working hard. but i think when you're in the grips of a disease like that and you'll have this predisposition, it's really hard. nothing makes sense. it's not logical. it's not like you can just put it down. it's almost like you're chemically made for that substance. it's like a puzzle that's missing two pieces your entire life and then you find that stuff and all of a sudden it makes a complete picture. it's hard to live without it. it's not really an alcohol alcohol was really the solution for the way i'd felt my entire life. >> all right.
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"true blood," it's season three. vampire bill has just been kidnapped by russell edgington. vampire bill used to be the king of mississippi. >> yep. >> and you come into the scene as a werewolf. what about this role was intriguing and were you a fan and why did you do it? >> i was. i was a fan of it. and i love hbo, big fan of hbo shows, big fan of alan ball. as a kid whose favorite holiday was halloween, i was always a fan of the old black and white horror movies. i was just that kid. but fans -- >> i read that you prayed when you were a kid to god that he would make you a werewolf. >> i got mad. there was nobody listening to me out there. and sure enough 25 years later i'm a werewolf. >> at least for now. but you still ate a pack master. you killed a pack master to make things better and then you had to eat part of his body, joe. >> pack masters are delicious. >> oh, god. well, that's tmi. last we saw you there was a
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funeral. and the show just skip forward six months and you're hanging out with sookie who as i mentioned in a tease frankly jumps bed-to-bed, joe. in fact, here that scene is. there had just been a funeral and they're all getting together. what does this tell us about next season? >> well, i mean, obviously al seed is getting some. and of course they choose to end the show as soon as he finally, you know, gets some. but i think she's always the one that he was always intrigued by. >> everyone's intrigued by her despite the fact she's horribly annoying. werewolf women are the worst. >> she's a fairy. >> so i think for him let's mix it up, let's try something different. look at where he gets with the werewolf women. other than the occasional three-way, it's a big headache. >> i suppose. it all started though really with sort of a romance between sookie and bill. >> yes. yeah, of course. and i think that that's something that the fans want to
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see result. however that is. so, you know, in the books -- those of you who haven't read the books, pick them up and finish them, spoiler alert, sookie winds up with sam in the end. >> sam was a guy who was a shifter in the last clip. and, i don't know, that would be kind of surprising. >> it would be weird. >> it would be weird. so to the book, you were a wimp as a kid. >> yeah. >> that's what you said. >> yeah, i couldn't do a pull-up, couldn't do a dip. now i can do a lot. a bunch. >> there was a lot of time between left of screen and right of screen though. and a lot of people who were pushed around as kids want to probably know how can i do that? >> it's all in the book. i wrote the book that i wish i had in junior high and high school. it's a fantastic book. step by step of how to change your life. but it's also great for the intermediate or advanced bodybuilder who wants to take their game to the next level. >> all you have to do is roids or hgh. >> i've never touched either one. i've never touched a performance
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enhancing drug. it's been 100% natural. no disrespect or judgment on anybody that has. it's just the type of life experience that i wanted. and i thought it was really important. i hope some day that i could convey that message that it can be done naturally. people pointing at the screen going that guy had to be on something. i'm not. >> it's mental. it's diet. it's exercise. and you mentioned on fox and friends this morning you have to train your body small amounts of protein all day long. >> yeah. you constantly eat. you want to train your body to not hold anything. the way i described the metaphor i use is i train you would shovel some slow burning wood into. what i'm saying you eat protein which is like throwing newspaper onto a fire. constantly throwing newspaper, fast burning food all day long. your body over time will be trained not to hold anything. and if it's not fed like sugars and other really dense carbohydrates, it won't store anything. >> yeah, but joe's from pittsburgh. and he's a steelers fan. and in pittsburgh what you do is you put fries, sandwiches and salads and eat perogies.
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>> you get a cheat meal once a week. which is good mentally, but it's also, you know, i'm going to pittsburgh this weekend for the steeler game. you bet i'm going to go ahead and grab my -- >> been there. you should. all right. the book is out now. and a good read. joe manganiello, great to meet you. >> great meeting you. >> stay away from sookie. we have an update on the school shooting we've been reporting on outside orlando. this happened in orange county. it was after school. one kid and another kid apparently having an argument. one kid shoots the other one. they took him to the hospital where he was said to be in critical condition. but we have now learned from the principal of that school that he is now alert. the suspect has just been arrested after this shooting. we're waiting for a news conference that's scheduled to happen just a couple minutes from now. the principal of west orange high school says the student has been shot but is alert. and that's about all we've gotten from them. there was a lockdown underway,
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but when this went down the buses had already come. it's one of the schools that gets out a bit earlier. and a lot of kids had already left. they were on a soccer field or something. right in the bus loop you're seeing now that's where the argument is said to have gone down. anyway, the shooter they tell us is in custody. there's no more danger. the lock down's going to end soon. we'll get an update from the hospital as well as breaking news coverage continues from the fox news deck right after this. [ male announcer ] 'tis the season of more.
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nooin minutes before the hour. a transfer of hundreds of tons of mustard gas and other deadly agents. remember bashar al assad had said his military did not use chemical weapons on his own people back in august, but he did admit he has a stockpile.
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then in september the white house delayed plans for u.s. strike on syria when president assad agreed to turn over those weapons. but the u.s. and other world powers do not yet have a final plan for actually getting the weapons out of syria. there's a war going on after all. and experts point out anything done by sea could be crazy dangerous. jonathan hunt's in here with us. he's been covering that region for a long time. do we have an idea of how this is going to work? >> we have a pretty clear idea of how this is going to work. first job is to put those hundreds of tons of chemical agents onto a bunch of trucks, drive them from points across syria to the coastal city of latakia. latakia is on the mediterranean coast. they'll be loaded on to the -- leave latakya, rendezvous somewhere in the mediterranean. on board will be a crew of
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around 36. they will neutralize those chemical agents. it's going to be very difficult doing it. they need very calm seas obviously. i spoke to one chemical weapons expert, john paul zander earlier today. he told me "everyone is cautious of the risks and hazards, but there will be maximum precautions. and the process is using proven technology. it's definitely workable." workable but very difficult. it's all due to get underway in the early days of january. >> none of this is going to be easy. now, the syrian government has agreed to hand them over, but there are plenty of the more extreme rebel groups who'd like to get their hands on them.
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and you've got to drive them through areas held by the rebels and all manner of groups. so it's going to be very difficult getting them simply from the various points where they are currently stored in syria to that mediterranean port city. as you said, shep, nothing about this is going to be easy. but the experts do believe it's possible. we'll look at some of the biggest names ever to switch from whatever it is they do at least until this last season anyway. give me a minute.
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contract with the yankees. he's a two-time world series winner and a one-time gold glover. he joins a list of big names to make the switch. here he is over here mu. he's doing in the red sox uniform so we don't care. there is when he won a mythical world series apparently in this last time. it wasn't true. here's the one that matter. this is the babe from like somewhere around 1918. this is wade boggs. you may notice him. wade boggs. then this is the guy -- never cared for this thing. this is the rocket doing whatever he did. and this, we're happy about this one, very happy to have that one. but then robby kanoe. does it preclude the yanks from signing with him? no. but they're a long way apart. pittsburgh steelers' head coach mike tomlin's paying a price for interfering with a play in a game against the ravens. the nfl today announced it fined him $100,000 and considered docking the team a draft pick which is ridiculous. that's me and editorial. the play happened thanksgiving. the wide receiver, jacobi jones,
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was returning a kickoff. if it weren't for tomlin, analysts say, it looked like jones could have gone for a touchdown. whatever. the rachbt win anyway -- ravens win anyway. tomlin said he was mesmerized watching the video on the screen and would accept any punishment. on this day in 1980, led zeppelin called it quits. the announcement came two months after the group's drummer, john bonham, died. zeppelin had been formed out of another band really, the yard birds, more than a decade earlier. zeppelin's debut album hit the billboard top ten, and from there really most of the 1970s were hit after hit. they owned it including the classic "stairway to heaven." after splitting up, the remaining members would play reunion gigs. led zeppelin ended a legendary run 33 years ago today.
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when news breaks out, we'll break in. right now the dow's been all over the place. you see in the early going around 10:00, concern about the fed made this happen. we're dunn a little. here's more. >> i introduced legislation, house bill 3636, that was immediateled after the simpson bowles recommendation, a three-step phase-in a 15-cent gas tax increase. the first increase in 20 years. >> well, he said he would do it, and today he d. i just last night asked pointblank why the heck he was. there are a lot of people listening it this. this congressman is talking about -- >> don't trash security councci- >> if the gas tax, acting like it's no big deal. >> i didn't say it was not a big deal. i said it is a big deal. it's very important. the ability to fund transportation because we haven't raised the gas tax in 20 years