i think we're into something that's bigger than us... something we really can't deal with. >> they had been trafficking on behalf of the united states government. >> she could prove what she was saying... >> crack in the system >> this is al jazeera america, i'm richelle carey in new york with a look at the top stories. the president of venezuela says a number of americans have been arrested for spying including an american. supporters plan to march in moscow to demand justice. >> the winner of c.p.a.c. 2015 presidential straul poll is -- straul poll is rand paul.
conservatives in the united states choose who they'd like to see run for president and the lasting consequences of the war in vietnam for vietnamese and american veterans. we begin in venezuela, where an unknown number of smern citizens are -- american citizens have been detained on suspicions of spying coming from president nicolas maduro. he said one was an american pilot. >> translation: we have detected activity and captured u.s. citizens in undercover activity espionage trying to win over people in towns and some neighbourhoods. we captured an american pilot with all sorts of document agency. there are claims that america is planning a coup.
it's not knob if it has anything to do with a decision to kidnap dozens. a visa will be needed to enter venezuela. not all citizens will be allowed in. >> an anti-terrorist lift headed by george w. bush dick cheney former head of c.i.a. george tenent. bob menendez mark rubio and others they will not be able to enter-venezuela for being terrorists all comes after the u.s. apros a law approach ebbing visas -- revoking visas of some in venezuela a group from north dakota were questioned after being picked up wednesday. it's not clear if they left voluntarily or deported.
protests on the streets of venezuela, for and against the government. thousands turned out, including the daughter of the mayor arrested earlier this month. >> this agreement, which the government officials tried to demones and take as a basis for bringing up charges against a mayor, is an agreement to restore the peace that the government stole from us. >> on the other side pro-government supporters called the mayor a coup plotter. >> russian opposition leaders planned a march in memory of the murdered critic. opposition politician was gunned down. today investigators search for evidence and a white car abandoned by the suspected gunmen. officials are looking at whether the murder was an the effort to destable us the government in connection with the ukraine war.
vladimir putin promised a full investigation. death shines a light on the tough stance of dissement. >> i would say it's not -- dissent. >> i would say it's not just a below to the opposition but to russia boris nemtsov rose to political prominence as deputy prime minister under boris yeltsin, he became a thorn in the side of the vladimir putin years later. opposition supporters are calling for a full investigation. >> death threats have been received before. he brushed them aside saying if he was afraid he wouldn't be leading on opposition party. he was killed near the kremlin, shot four times from a passing car. >> translation: he was bigging handsome, bright and tall ented. the kind that we kill. we needed him.
>> this is a new spiral into russia's dissent. the master maintained of the crime is obvious. it's a political murder of a politician. >> he was killed two days before he was supposed to lead an opposition march. there is anger within the opposition most. some call his death an assassination. this was a man once considered to be a potential successor to former president boris yeltsin. instead yeltsin chose a little-known spy chief, vladimir putin, and boris nemtsov's future was one of the opposition. but the opposition he fought hard for had recently found it harder and harder to make itself heard in a patriotic and anti-western russia. >> vladimir putin offered condolences and ordered a full investigation into boris nemtsov's death. those that knew the opposition
leader say the government did nag to protect him when he refused threats. before he decide boris nemtsov was working on a report that he said believed proved russia had been directly involved. he criticised what he called the government's inefficiency and corruption. the opposition wants a march planned for sunday to be a rally, as a voice attempting to hold the government accountable to give context to the murder of boris nemtsov, we were joint earlier by a guest who speak to michael eaves. >> i'm not sure that it was vladimir putin-ordered murder. it's someone that thinks vladimir putin would probably like to have boris nemtsov killed like to see their position is weakened because now we'll see what happens tomorrow when the opposition goes to the streets to commemorate, to remember him, and his memory will see how many
will come. there's a fear that any - each and every one of them will be killed, even if it's not the order of the president. security forces pro-russian rebels travelling from ukraine saying we are sick of anti-rebel pro-ukranian anti-rebel argument. therefore we are going to take him out. i think that is the new era of russia when russia is lawless, and it's the endless lawlessness that russia is. >> some are calling for an impartial investigation. vladimir putin wants it controlled in a certain way, with that being the case how impartial will it be. >> it's clever. vladimir putin is saying he was a fan each if he disagreed with him. vladimir putin will oversee the investigation. this is interesting and clever way of saying well we'll find
someone, but you would never prove that this somebody is indeed, behind the murder. we are going to give all the western leaders whatever they want a makeshift memorial to boris nemtsov appeared in the ukraine capital in kiev. president petro porashenko called boris nemtsov a russian patriot and friend to ukraine three members believed to be from al qaeda were killed in a drone strike. the nationalities have not been established, and the attack follows a series of strikes, a stalemate between the new government and houthi rebels. the fate of more than 250 christians abducted by illinois are unknown. yistians in beirut are speaking out about what they fear are
threats to the community and the region. >> reporter: some of these people are refugees from iraq. others are from syria. the rest are their lebanese hosts of the all of them are assyrian christians gathering in front of the u.n. office in beirut to speak in one voice. the message was clear, the minority community in the middle east believes its future is threatened. >> translation: this is a conspiracy to take the syrians from their homeland. terrorists are taking our land. we are going to fight back. we will not surrender. >> reporter: there's a heightened assistance of concern after hundreds of families were displaced in hath abbingy, and more than 200 of them were cap tired by the islamic state of iraq and levant. some escaped to tell their
story. >> translation: there was a massacre. they took women and children. why isn't the world helping us? >> there's a feeling of helplessness among the christians and anger and defiance. [ clapping ] >> reporter: the assyrian christian community says it's time to take up arms and is asking the world for weapons >> reporter: do they deserve to be protected. it's clear for the christians to know that the united states will not change it for them. we as a christian will want to have the arms with the iraqi army syrian army egyptian army. >> people fear the worst is yet to come. hundreds fled from this region. christian view the displacements as an episode of persecution.
thousands of christians were forced to fully mosul after it was captured by i.s.i.l. the mass exodus from iraq was under way since the 2003 war. it's a similar story in neighbouring syria. christians say they'll no longer be forced out of their areas. they'll fight back and want the international community to do that. >> the 2015 conservative political action committee straw poll - results are in. they were announced late this afternoon at the c.p.a.c. conference in maryland. senator rand paul kentucky took first place, 26%. second, governor scott walker 21%. the senator of texas, ted truz 12%. dr ben carson and then jed
bush. c.p.a.c. represents a small faction of the party. they rarely predict the g.o.p.'s eventual presidential nominee. >> on tuesday binyamin netanyahu will be the second leader to address congress on three occasion, the first was church. we have this report from washington. >> every year thousands of jewish advocates dissend on washington. the goal of the conference is to promote the u.s.-israel relationship, one that is strained. recently because this man, john boehner, the top republican in the house of representatives invites israel's prime minister to address the u.s. congress. without nonetheless of the white house. >> the american people dash >> reporter: the threats of john
boehner and others say it's a deal negotiated by six world powers with iran over the nuclear programme. they support binyamin netanyahu's claim that iran is working towards a nuclear weapons programme. that's why it's expected binyamin netanyahu's speech will urge congress impose new sanctions. many will boycott the speech undermaintaining efforts. others resent an attempt to dictate american foreign policy. at the same time ignoring hard questions of israeli policies. >> those in congress can take issue in violation of international law, and last summer's assault on gaza have remained mostly quiet. >> the senate will come to order. >> a rift over support of the israeli policies is exposed in
congress among them more than 6 million jews that live in the united states. >> what i see is the bloc who says support for israel support for whoever the government is is shrinking. i think we are at the beginning point of a transition and what binyamin netanyahu will do on tuesday is rub salt into the wound. jay street has tape out an odd, arguing that wading into politics will harden the relationship. >> tough decisions will have to be made. >> reporter: damage that may be surfaces. president obama will not address, lest senior members attend. usually the vice president presides. on tuesday, joe biden will be conspicuously absent join us tomorrow night when
we have an indepth discussion on binyamin netanyahu's speech to congress. that is the week ahead tomorrow. one of the u.s. marshal's 15 most wanted finaling tefs has been court. victor bernard was arrested and wanted on sexual conduct charges. he ran a cult in minnesota, and in 2000 he convinced members to hand over first-born daughters to live with him in a secluded camp. girls as young as 12 were molested for years. he's expected to be expedited to the u.s. four decade later there's lasting consequences for the vietnam bore and the american people. we look at the devastating effects of agent orange and unexploding bombs on the landscape in vietnam and putting india's new budget under the microscope.
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40 years ago the last american troops left the war-torn nation of vietnam, leaving behind a legacy. we look at the lasting consequences. on monday a major investigation spearheaded by george black will be released. he talks about the agent orange and a nation devastated by war. we begin on the toxic chemical agent orange. >> reporter: 50 years ago the u.s. military started a programme to spray 20 million gallons of chemicals, known as agent orange across large parts of vietnam. the defoliation campaign lasted a decade. the goal to kill jungle vegetation so u.s. troops could
move easily and deny coverage to vietnamese fighters and troops. millions were exposed and sickened. vietnam demanded the u.s. pay for the damage. in 2012, 37 years after the end of the war, u.s. contractors began a $43 million effort to remove dioxins from one of the largest u.s. war time bases at the penang international airport. it's 49 acres of some of the worst contaminated land in the world. little has been pledged. the u.s. pledged $11.5 billion to a program to help vooz with abilities, called assistance regardless of cause, keeping the u.s. government off the hook by not linking it to agent orange. it took 20 years for u.s.
veterans to be granted compensation for their exposure and nearly a million have been paid out there 18 million. the v.a. recognises 15 illnesses caused by agent orange and birth defect in the children of u.s. veterans. u.s. refuses to acknowledge agent orange as the same cause for birth defects and diseases in vietnam new york based writer george black joins us his article is the subject of our report. it will hit the news stands monday morning. thank you very much for coming in. you have written a deeply researched piece for the nation about agent orange unexploded bombs, the effect it's having on people in vietnam. you used chuck as a vehicle to get there, tell me about him? >> he's an inspiring guy. one of a number of vets that went back after the war, with a sense that he went to vietnam as
a loyal young american in georgia, came from a conservative family everyone in the family wept into the military. he got there. he was in military intelligence. he was essentially part of an organization massaging intelligence. the people were being asked to report what washington would like the world to have been. he was there in the offensive, the biggest outburst of violence nationwide. he saw hit and run attacks by viet cong with a response disproportionate high tech heavy weaponry aerial bombing, shelling from offshore. >> we talk about the ratio of american debt. tragically 58 to 59 died.
there's 2 million, 3 million. the country was at war. very disproportional, which does not diminish the suffering, the sacrifice of american troops. >> of course not. let's introduce agent orange into the vietnam war. explain that. >> well agent orange was a chemical produced by a number of countries. introduced by big corporations. it was a small scale things and they used it to declare the areas, clearing hundreds of meters. over time they found it effective at stripping away forests, exposing hiding places and used not only agent orange but there's agent white and blue. they were carcinogenic. the thing escalated, 66, 67 rocketed up. what happened then was the
demand for production for the military was to great that the country accelerated the manufacturing process, and they introduced a lethal chem cam. >> it is still there. >> yes. >> at the height of the war i have numbers, between 1961 and 1971 u.s. war planes dumped 20 million gallons of poisonous chemicals, 67% agent orange. 5 million people were exposed to the toxins american personnel and vietnamese. how they've been addressed is different. >> we talk about the 4.84 being vietnamese civilians. >> absolutely. >> and almost 3 million americans served. >> exactly. let's talk about how it came to be clear what the effects of agent orange were on people.
>> the real scandal to me in this whole story as i reported it talking to vietnamese families officials, and vets that lived there is not that every single person with a birth defect was the victim of agent orange, is we don't know. no one paid for a study. that's almost worse, in a sense, that the process was so politicized and american veterans reported many years for fighting for justice for the wave of diseases. even there there was not a serious medical study of the connections. it was a political process. in the end the government had no alternative morally but to make a response to what people had been through. on the vietnamese side there was no desire to recognise the connection. it would have opened issues of liability, culpability and war
crimes. so to prove the connection if you come down with a birth defect in vietnam, your personalities may have been sprayed in the fields. no one can prove that's why you are sick. it cost millions to deft. vietnamese don't have the money, americans never put up the money. >> the money put fourth as it pertains to this is a drop in the bucket. >> it is at the humanitarian level. the good thing is they are cleaning up the hot spots. these were the air force bases used for most of the spraying particularly the one in your film. that cost is now up to $84 million. most of that money, you have to remember is going to american contractors. it's not staying in the country. >> it's something else that you touch on in this wonderful peace, deeply researched. it comes out monday. you talk about unexploded bombs
littering the landscape and vietnam. it's estimated that 40,000 vietnamese have been killed by the bombs, and 65,000 others have been injured. talk about what the u.s. is doing about that. they seem to be more willing or eager to address that as opposed to agent orange. >> they are. the level of this is staggering. we went to the province which is where this person works. every day teams go out and explode unexploded bombs. >> 50 years after the fact. >> absolutely. 50 years after the fighting began. 10% of the bombs dropped in vietnam they are exploded. the province is tiny more bombs were dropped on that one little province than in world war ii and the whole of germany, giving
you the scale. every day these things are blown up. grenades shells rockets, rpgs. fields are full. >> i'll bring someone else in, fred wilcox the author of two books, a veterans advocate and he joins us. we appreciate your time. we are talking about the lingering effects of the war in vietnam, the unexploded bombs and saght orange. i know that you are an advocate on behalf of veterans what was it like for veterans as they realised something was wrong with their health and connected the dots to what they thought was the cause? >> these were guys that went to vietnam in great shape. they were young, 18, 19, 20 years old and in perfect shape. they came back from vietnam, and a few years later they started getting ill. one guy i spoke to, he urinated
blood. he went to veterans administration and said he thought he had bladder cancer. they said no go home and bring a sample in. he did. and they said no that's ketchup and water. i'm telling the story because it's typical of what happened to the young guys when they got ill, and they didn't understand it they had no idea why they developed cancer tes tickular cancer and the veterans administration response was that they were malingerers, after money, they were psychotic, baby killers. popular stereotype. >> on top of the fact that veterans were treated poorly they had the symptoms you are talking about. go ahead. >> they were treated poorly because they had lost the war, and the united states does not lose wars they had hoped that if they went to the veterans administration the government they served might serve them.
that was absolutely untrue. for many years the government did not serve them, held contempt for them refused to treat them. and made their illnesses, confusion, sadness and depression worse than it may have been. >> what is the u.s. official policy on agent orange. >> well the official policy is the veterans office compensates prumptive compensation meaning that the government is willing to compensate the veterans but is not willing to say that they were massively exposed to a taxic chemical agent orange blue or purple. and that there's a direct correlation between the exposure and the illnesses. we have not done that. i doubt that we will do that. if we do that we have to admit
we engage in criminal warfare. it's a war crime. >> mr black, is that enough to give money, but not admit blame? >> well what it would take to establish the direct responsibility as your other guest was saying is a study that would prove it and everyone in the united states government, for 40 years has refused to carry out that study. that is why his word prumptive is the point here. the attitude is if you come back from vietnam and get a cancer a disease, okay we'll say it was agent orange. it's a political settlement of what is a scientific and as you say potentially criminal project. but to expect the us government ever to say yes, everyone is sick because of agent orange let alone the vietnamese it opens up questions of liability for a powerful corporation. >> there was a report released last month that talks about the
effect. agent orange recently what it had on the reservists. according to this more than 2,000 reservists were exposed to toxic chemicals in the u.s. over a 10-i can't remember period. veterans came into contact with c 123 aircraft used to sprai agent orange. they were not cleaned thoroughly and as a result some servicemen got sick and for years veterans have been lobbying for recognition. next week they'll hear from the department of veterans' affairs about benefits and compensation. i want to go back to vietnam for a moment. what is it that the people in vietnam are asking for, and how big of a gap is that between what the u.s. is willing to do. >> it's a complicated question. i'll try to give an honest
answer. one of things is an almost universal forgiveness. it's hard to understand you hear all sorts of explanations. it's a reason why american vets who go back find it a healing experience. >> many go back. >> an increasing number there are organised tours and they confront their demons. i heard of one vet who was a member of the division though he was not present during the massacre. he summed up the courage to go back. a kid from the bronx, he was wounded. and one of the survivors came up to him and embraced and said we have forgiven you, you have to learn to forgive yourself. in terms of what we want. there are sectors of the vietnamese government who are concerned. military veterans or those in the health sector are asking for
something, which is an apology. there are others who have been intent on building good relations with the u.s. they don't want to push this. they want to be part of the world economic community. one of the things that surprises people in vietnam. there was so much talk to losing to communism. it's a thriving dicot some my. you go to hoochy min city it's full of mauls. people are -- full of malls. it's full of people. i want to ask you - i think a wonderful job was given of explaining what veterans have gone through. i have you here and i want to ask you - do you think as a country the united states has made progress in how they treat veterans, if you go back to the vets coming back from wars in the middle east.
are they making any progress. >> not really. to make the progress we have to admit what war does to human being. the united states is not interested in telling people not just through movies and books. and showing what happiness to people when they go off and fight in some land. what happens to them when they come home. p.t.s.d. anger, confusion, ruined marriages and lives. we like to believe that somehow there's an anecdote. sometimes you get over the war, you live to the age where you won't feel any more and that's not the case. i'd like to go back to something said. we need to distinguish between the vietnamese government. and people making money. in the year 2004, the vietnamese food the chemical companies,
manufacturers of war crimes didn't sue them for something simple like a little bit of money, an apology or recognition, they sued them for war crimes. although the vietnamese people are forgiving, kind and gentle. they'd like reparations. i don't know if they'll ever receive those repatriations, but we need to diswb between the suffering people in the country side with deformed children and those that will benefit from denying or lessening the effect on the people. >> that is a wonderful point. we could talk about this for days. it's that important. >> it is. >> fred wilcox and george black, thank you for joining us. you can read the entire article, the legacy of the vietnam war in the nation magazine this monday. thank you both.
>> thank you coming up on al jazeera, new findings about autism. what doctors are finding out that may help them treat autism in the future. >> it's information about the artefacts smashed by i.s.i.l. they may not have been statues but replicas. i'll be bag. >> big news from beverly hills. >> and he's given away $1 million.
earlier this week we showed video of i.s.i.l. apparently destroying anti-syrian artefacts. some believe most of the artefacts were replication, many of the its on display in the national museum are real. the museum was closed in the wake of looting more than a decade ago. as of today iraqis are invited to see their heritage again. jane arraf reports from baghdad. >> reporter: it's not the first time the museum recoped. -- reopened.
officials hope this will last. the museum planned the ceremony weeks ago. with the destruction of ancient statues in mosul, iraq's prime minister tells us it was more important. >> we are opening the museum to send a message. we will safeguard this heritage. this museum, i think, contains a lot of heritage there's a lot of sights for the heritage. we want it to help with the world, and ask the u.n. security council to safeguard iraqi heritage. >> the prime minister said i.s.i.l. has been selling antiquities and destroying them calling on other countries to stop the trade. the iraq museum is recovering from looting in 2003, after the u.s.-led invasion many important pieces that were stolen have been recovered. until now it's been considered too dangerous to open the museum. >> the museum hasn't been
closed it's been opened to dignitaries and school groups. the reopening is intended to achieve what the others have not. allowing all iraqis to see more than 5,000 years of heritage. it's the world heritage as well. an artist 5,000 years ago created a mask. it's one of the earliest sculptures of the human face it was recovered intact. this vase depicting screens of somarian life was restored. this is what remains of an samarian princess. the museum staff peaced together the gold head res. there's security concerns still. >> we need more security especially with the things made of gold. symmetry of all.
there's so many other things. still in a safe place. one of the most famous pieces a an ancient instrument is still a replica of the golden ram's head. the original is in a vault. part of one of the biggest treasure troves of golden acts excavated. iraqis will be able to see the remnants of a sophisticated civilisation thousands of years old at a time when much is destroyed. >> india unveiled a new budget falling short of expectations of radical change. a 200 billion plan. it does not address all the nation's issues especially health care. they were hoping for more that a modest 2% hike. the struggle of providing health
care. for more than 20 years, they have worked to connect people in the community to an often confusing health care system. she says getting good medical treatment shouldn't be this hard. when we go to the hospital for help, the doctors tell us to buy medicines, no one checks us or asks what is wrong. >> the community is home to some of india's poorest peep lacking access to one of four people. they need to turn to the state run health care system when he fall ill. a system where they spend 1% of g.d.p. >> if you want to do well by poor people we must enhance in every way by not providing necessary budgets.
there'll be no improvement of quality, and poor people will sustain not being able to access basic health care services. >> budgets have long been a contentious issue. people are unable to spend funds because of challenges like bureaucracy. the results, smaller health care budgets. >> some worry that budget custodies will weaken the ailing public health care system. people involved in encouraging the growth of the private medical sector say there's a need to refocus funds. one of india's well-known doctors said the government must purchase services from the private sector if it's to have a chance of providing quality health care to all indians. >> we shouldn't aline our assets of health care services and providers on the ground. make integration of services to
the last person on the ground. the village and the village not getting help. that is what the public health care system is meant to do. those working to better it say altering the health budget may force india's poor into the hands of big business. >> earlier michael, a senior associate at the woodrow will sons center joined us to discuss how well the budget announcement was received. >> this is received more positively. the first one was seen as not really much of a budget at all. it was incomplete and i think people had high expectations for the budget today. it's the first opportunity for people to know how prime minister narendra modi means to proceed. with his plan to fix the economy. that after all, when he won the election in a landslide, he was
given a mandate to fix the economy. that's what he said he would do in the campaign trail. until now, there's a lot of promises, verbal assurances. there has been quazy budgets, and today he announced a lot of impressive things. >> he was impressed by the announcement of probusiness growth and propoor social welfare policies. thousands of people packed a square in rome for an anti-immigration protest. it is growing in popularity after attacks in europe with anti-immigration running high. the northern league hopes to take advantage and build a power base. >> the anti-euro, anti-immigration northern league has been holding a rally in
central rome the same city that has been discriminated against in the past 20 years of existence in the past - they called roam because they are the party that accused the government of stealing money from the rich industrialized north of italy. in the recent pass the new leader came to power, the northern leagues - he is trig to nationalize the appeal of the northern league. he wants to appeal and capitalize anti-immigration anti-europe sentiment, and to grow the support base across the whole of italy, hence that is why they are hosting this rally here in rome. there were about 30 to 50,000 people in the scare alone. they wanted to be 100,000 or a million. this can be seen as a massive
success, especially if you consider how unpopular the northern leagues is in rome. many romans have not forgotten or forgiven the discriminating stance that the northern leaguers had against italians and rome. we have to see, of course or wait for the next general elections to see whether the northern league will have a wider support base not only in the north of italy but across the country. >> coming up on al jazeera america - unlocking the mysteries of autism. research that could change the way doctors treat the condition. and also ahead - the rise of spectator sport. computer gaming. >> freezing rain is creating icy roads. the stormcm will bring ice to parts of new jersey. more details after the break.
out ix affects one in -- autism affects one in 68 children, there's no cure but there's hope. autism speaks raised more than half a billion to fund research we look at the surprising findings on siblings with autism. >> reporter: 20-year-old kevin cannot speak. he can communicate. >> go patriots. >> yes. >> reporter: like asking for his favourite drink. >> i like chocolate milk. >> reporter: chocolate mailing is awesome. like one in 68 kids kevin is autistic. like many he shares autism with his sister 18-year-old melissa. what are you making? >> a squadler for my baby cousin. >> because autism runs in families experts thought siblings inherited the same
genes. this may not be true. instead, each sibling may have his or her own form of autism. >> siblings with autism don't necessarily have the same genetic make-up. that could be causing autism. >> the doctor streets at the center in massachusetts, where 6,000 come through the doors. like many of those families melissa's parents and amy hanlon admit having kids with different levels is a worry for the future. >> my biggest fear is they won't be loved the way i love them. they'd be tape care of the way i take care of them. >> reporter: even older sister emily says the question of what happens next keeps her alive. >> will they live with me, my family. >> amy fell in love with julie,
an autism specialist, they were married in 2008. >> i was married for many years to my kids' father. my sister said after all these years, i don't get it. >> it's not about being with a woman, it's about being with julie. >> amy says i saved her life, she saved mine. >> after preparing for the future, they make the most of what they can achieve now. >> kevin meets with a speech therapist to learn basic living skills. >> awesome. >> milosa wants more than basic skills, she wants companionship. >> what do you want to do? >> i hope to raise a family. >> you want to get married and have kids. >> i do. >> all the time she was like a friend. socially it's hard. still hard around her. >> this doesn't keep you from
trying. >> what do you do again at lexington high school. >> basically food prep. >> burgers, smoothies. >> serving lumps to the students. >> with each interaction she wants you to know one thing. don't count her out. >> for those struggling with autism don't think about your disabilities, think about your abilities. think about what you can do an overnight storm in parts of texas and oklahoma brought the area to a stand still. 2 inches of snow and a lot of ice snarling traffic and causing crashes. 1,000 fights out of dallas had to be cancelled. and it was to blame for the collapse of a skating roofment the youth hockey team inside escaped injury it happened two hours later, more than 200 people would have been inside. rebecca stevenson is here with more on the weather. >> freezing rain making icy
roadways across northern arkansas now. we'll see the freezing rain put ice accumulations across the northern tip of kentucky and track over to new jersey meaning west virginia and virgin, we'll go through a period of time where a large proportion of the state will have ice on the roads. we have to watch out for the storm as warmer air coming up is trying to warm things up. it's not getting freezing air at the surface. winter weather advisories in place for a large portion of the u.s. we expect the icing to occur across north carolina. the northern tip of south carolina will have a period of freezing rain overnight. then as we get into sunday we'll have the snow start up for places around new jersey and new york, up to boston will get the snow. boston wanting to see an
accumulation of 5.6 inches and you'll break the all-time seasonal snow record. it's tough to say. most of the snow will be just south of the turnpike. we expect a good part of snow. one to four inches of snow anticipated across new jersey and long island. before that starts to shift over to more of an icier mix. we'll get freezing rain on top of the snow. to warmer air, keeping things showery, spawning storms south of where we are going. temperatures, you can see, are warming from the south. >> thank you. this is familiar - millions of people tuning into live brode kafrts and spilling stayed yams to watch competitors play. it's not football, basketball
soccer, a different sporting competition, harry fawcett reports from snow of the rise in e-sports. >> the history of online gaming as a spectator sport started in this studio in seoul in 1999. it's going strong. south korea is widely regarded as having the best professional league back by sponsors supported by an elaborate infrastructure. the olympic committee gave e-sports a membership. classifying it as sport. and the players a ports people. sports -- sports people. they are playing "league of legends" there are aye balls around the world following. there's commentary live in korean and the english language. >> we look at the numbers through the league of legends world championships, taking
place in seoul. there were 40,000 live spectators, and 30 million viewers, putting it in the bracket as some game 7st in the world series. we have arrived. a lot of people don't know about it it is broadcast over the internet and doesn't get a lot of coverage, the popularity is there. the growing popularity of e-sports can be measured in cold hard cash. twitch was bought for $1 million and broad casts events like this. the industry as a whole is worth $53 million. a fifth coming from south korea. the growth of the industry has been slowing. insiders blaming restrictions bought in by the south korean government, combatting online addiction. for many around the world, the decision between digital and