>> hi everyone, this is al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler. free with a warning. >> keepen pressing. don't let down. because he is here. >> a judge releases the county clerk who refuses to give marriage licenses to same-sex couples. what she can and can't do. the settlement, baltimore offers to cut a big check to
freddie gray's family to end the civil case. >> they thought they would lose the legal case. >> what is next for the officers accused in his death. >> the hard reality, what life is really like for the syrian refugee who is were taken by european countries. and showtime. >> i think my face and i ready to do this. >> let's start the show. >> stephen cool bear's late night debut putting away the persona and playing himself. we begin in kentucky in the unfolding legal drama surrounding kim davis. she was released today after a judge released her from jail.
>> after six days behind bars kim davis emerged on tuesday from kentucky's detention center. with a pat on the back from her lawyer and trailed by republican presidential candidate mike huckabee, a short time later at a rally with supporters the trio and kim davis' husband took the stage. the strains of "eye of the tiger" think raised hands and proclaimed victory. >> i just want to give god the glory, you people have rallied, andorra strong people. >> davis' release came on the order that she not interfere again with the deputy clerks. davis ordered her office to stop issuing marriage licenses entirely. last week following court orders
and continued defiance. >> i would ask you all to go ahead-- >> why are you not issuing marriage licenses today. >> because i'm not. >> the judge ordered davis jailed for contempt. while incarcerated her deputies started issuing marriage licenses for gay couples. but they were told that those licenses should not be honored. >> those licenses issued were issued without authoritity of the clerk. >> amidst the legal debate the status of dim caves has emerged as a political issue. the presidential candidate who said that davis should follow the laws including all the democrats and several republicans includin but davis has become something of a hero to evangelical christians, and
mike huckabee former winner of the caucuses has pounced pledging to take davis' place if she faces more trouble. >> let kim go. but if you have to put someone in jail, i volunteer to go. let me go. lock me up if you think that's how freedom is best served. >> text senator ted cruz, another darling of christian conservatives also appeared tuesday at the kentucky jail although cruz did not speak at the rally, a rally that featured at least one confederate flag. meanwhile davis' lawyer refused to say whether she'll defy the law again. as it stands liberal groups including the civil liberties union are also declaring victory. their goal was to stop kim davis from imposing her religious beliefs. and for now whether you are straight or gay, you can get a
marriage license in kentucky. davis told friends shell turn to work later this week. for clerks it should be just a distraction. most of them have pledged to continue issuing marriage licenses whether davis is there or not. >> thank you very much. kim davis is not the first religious objector. who has protested against the law. >> for those who are forced to choose between their beliefs or their boss. >> the county clerk represents a cause of those caught between their career and their faith. a muslim flight attend who does not want to serve alcohol. or a nurse who does not want to take part in abortions. over all companies must accommodate religious workers as long as it's reasonable. >> it can't cost the employer a lot of money.
it can't cause a business to shut down. it has to be a reasonable request on the part of the employee. >> for example, jewish employees can get their holidays off if others can fill in or mus muslim does not have to serve alcohol if another can. >> it's exciting to see it go to court. so many people took interest in the case. >> but it can be a slippery slope. and what is reasonable isn't always clear. what if people falsely claim religion just to get out of worke working. and elected officials are not protected. >> while we have constitutional protections for religious practices and beliefs, when it comes to your duty as an elected
governmental official the law trumps. >> for those official electes it is a fine line between what is a reasonable ask for the employee. >> the jetliner who caught fire out of mccarron airport, clouds of smoke were pouring out of the british airways flight bound for london. that's a boeing 777. the fire appears to be out. there were 159 passengers on board. 13 crew. the airport social media reports that two people were being treated for minor injuries. flights are taking off and landing at the airport's other three runways. now we turn to europe. the growing refugee crisis, germany is rejecting a call from hungary to close its borders. some 20,000 refugees arrived to
germany villa hungary this week alone. germany expects to take in 800,000 refugees just this year. and half million more each year for the next several. but germany is asking other e.u. countries to share the burden. >> at europe's southern gateway these refugees are some of thousands who pass into greece marking a new record in this humanitarian crisis. with no end in sight to the influx, the u.n. is sounding the alarm bells once more. >> we've proposed that there be european led reception centers established in greece. we would support that. establish also in italy and also in hungary. whereby the people arriving there could go to these centers, be received in decent hue man
conditions. they could apply for asylum there. >> fleflemings comments come in saying that the situation in europe is part of an exodus that could last years. hungary remains one of the flash points of the crisis. on tuesday hundreds of refugees forced their way through police at a camp near the burden with serbia heading for the capital. at budapest main station thousands more are still seeking transit through as they try to make their way to austria in germany. in austria volunteers and medics are still welcoming refugees in distributing aid but uncertain over hungary's stance has added a layer of confusion to an already chaotic situation. the refugee who is have arrived here tell me that they're very gratified by the treatment they've received in austria so far. many of them are concerned about
relatives that they say are still in serbia or hungary, they're worried they won't be able to get here from the days to come. in germany the ultimate destination for many becomes a stark reality check. >> neither greece more italy can handle the refugees arriving on their borders. sweden and germany agree that we need mandatory quotas for the people who get asylum. we must also assure they're distributed fairly across the e.u. unfortunately, we're very far from that goal. >> with criticism of the e.u. only mounding and more refugees arriving every day, it seems this near impossible situation is nowhere close to being over. al jazeera, vienna, austria. >> tonight the first ships filled with refugees from the greek island of lesbos has reached the mainland.
some 20,000 were stranded on the island. their first stop from syria on to europe. but they're now continuing on their journey. >> things have eased up here because the registration process has improved over the past 4 hours. more screening has arrived to this island, and they have moved. so thousands of refugees were able to get their registration paper which allows them to board these ferries and to continue their journey. first up would be athens and then across several balkan countries to western europe. it is estimated between 8 to 10,000 have already left this island, but many more are still waiting here and living conditions are very full. there is just barge everywhere. many people just sleep on the pavement.
those who have a little bit more money can buy tents at inflated prices. but apart from that there is nothing else. no sanitation. many come here and ask where is there a toilet. we have seen kids having showers here on the pavement just with bottles of water. it has been extremely difficult but now that it is some sort of a process so the refugees do know at least what is going to happen to them in the coming days. these young men had actually landed here last night. we had met them along the coast when they first arrived they walked 70 kilometers to reach this point. but now they have registration papers they will have to join this long queue. this is the queue to get this ticket to be able to board the ferry. there has been a very long queue and very slow moving. still the tensions are not as much as before even though they
are exhausted. they're dehydrated and they just want to get their tickets. >> much more on the refugee crisis coming up in the half hour including how some refugees are changing their religion to boost their chances of gaining asylum. massive stand storm has enveloped parts of the middle east. sending hundreds to the hospital with breathes problems. it's been called an unprecedented storm that has hit lebanon, syria, jordan, israel and egypt. coming up next, multi million dollar settle. reaction to the agreement between the city of baltimore and the family of a man who died in police custody. and. and passing the iran nuclear deal, the guarantee that was received in congress today.
>> the city of baltimore has reached a settlement with the family of freddie gray, the young man who died in police custody back in april. we have more on that story, lisa? >> well, john, the city of baltimore stands ready to pay the family of freddie gray $6.4 million. it still needs to be approved by a city panel. that panel will take up the matter tomorrow, and it is expected to approve the deal. the proposed settlement in the
case of freddie gray was announced with lightening speed. just five months after his arrest and death. and before his family had even filed a lawsuit against the city. >> the city of baltimore is not giving away money, so it's based on the strength of the civil case, for the plaintiff, and based on the weakness of the civil case for the city. they're not just throwing money at the family of freddie gray. >> the pay out would be made over two years and would on solve baltimore and it's police department of all civil claims. it comes in the midst of legal maneuvering and criminal charges faced by six officers in gray's death. stephanie blake said that the proposed settlement should not be interpreted as a judgment on the guilt or innocence of the officers facing trial. adding that the settlement, quote, is in the best interest of the city, and avoids costly and protracted litigation. but the president of baltimore's
police union blasted the deal. lieutenant jean ryan calling the decision to settle at this time as, quote, obscene, and a ridiculous reaction on the part of the mayor and her administration. freddie gray's death set off the worst riot in decades. an unless by the walt street journal found that ten u.s. cities with the largest police departments paid out $248 million to misconduct claims in 2014. a 48% increase since 2010. >> this is not just in baltimore but across the country they need training on racial bias and police brutality. obviously instead of it getting better, as you said, it's getting worse. that's how we have so many settlements going on. >> new york city paid the
largest settlement in its history this summer, $5.9 million to the family of eric garner, who died after an officer used a chokehold to restrain him. in that case and in the police shooting of michael brown in ferguson, month m officers did not face answered criminal charges. quite a different situation in baltimore where protesters outside of court hearing for the officers last week made it clear what they're looking for. >> those police need to be held accountable the same way you're going to hold me accountable if i broke the law. >> the judge determined that the officers will be tried separately, and this week they'll decide whether the cases will be moved out of baltimore. >> the city of baltimore is concerned about th the suit the
gray family could file in civil suit. and that would be more than the proposed settlement. >> it will be a year before a wrongful death lawsuit goes to trial in the death of michael brown. the judge set the 2016 date for the city of ferguson, the police chief and ex-police police officer darren wilson. brown's death led to violent deaths anviolent riots and led to discussions. california's attorney general said that 20% of police homicide since 2005 involved black men. the black men make up only 3% of the state's population. california is changing the way it handles allegations of police violence. last month the governor signed a
bill making california the first state to ban the use grand juries in cases involve with police use of deadly force. senator, welcome. first of all, give me your reaction that show that yo stats. >> that's why it affirms for me why data collection is so important so we can begin to have a meaningful public policy conversation about how to change this police culture in my state. >> isn't it also about where these shootings take place as much as it is whether african-americans are the victims? >> when you say where, if you mean based on the communities. >> yes. >> where we all live?
>> yes, i'm saying if you zig deeper into the stats does it suggest what is going on is happening in african-american communities all over that state? >> i think its true. and all over this country. the other interesting stake that came out of this initial data collection the heightened number of african-american arrests for african-american men and boys the concept of the cradle to prison pipeline. it does require a broader look at what is going on in the communities in which we live. and housing and economics. >> why, why is this happening in your opinion? >> well, i think it's a variety of reasons. i think race does matter fundamentally. we have to look at bias across the board. we have to look at situations in which people find themselves engaged with law enforcement. when we look across the country, communities that went up in flames as you just reported as a result of some of these police
interactions it is consistent with what we've experienced in the last 50 years. in the franchise communities are reacting in a variety of ways. we have to look organically. we have to look at issues of poverty. we have to look at the issues of unemployment rate in the african-american community. all these issues do lead back to these strategic statistics. >> let me go back to the bill that you introduced to get rid of grand juries when it comes to police cases. you know, it makes me wonder if that's the case why have a grand jury system at all if it doesn't work in those cases why is it going to work in others? >> i couldn't agree with you more, and i think this bill is really the first step to having that broader conversation across the country. it was evidence in our debate in policy commitments and on the floor in both houses of california. it's an antiquated system. as we talk about the importance
of shedding light and bringing transparency to government across the board, i think it applies to grand juries as well. in california this is our first step. >> would the next step be going all the way and getting rid of the grand jury entirely, is that what you want to do? >> i don't know if that's what i want to do. this was an important first step for me as a policymaker given the experiences we've had acro across the board with grand juries and the lack of transparency with regard to police-involved shootings. there is a body of research being conducted that is calls into question today's era below grand jury systems are viable. >> senator, it's good to see you. thank you very much for sharing your insight. we appreciate it. >> thank you for having me. >> in kansas a jury who said that he killed three people because he thought they were usual should die for the crime. frazier glen cross was convicted
of capital murder, and today he was sentenc recommended for the death penalty. none of the victims were jewish. the judge will formerly sentence cross on november 10th. >> the shooting of an aid calls for the stronger national gun laws. a lawyer in andrew cuomo's administration remains in criminal condition after he was shot in the head yesterday. the police say he was caught in the cross fires two groups fought. cuomo said that the strict gun control laws can do little to stop weapons from entering the state. he said congress only has the powers to do that. a woman who survived an attack on two tv journalists is out of the house. vickie gardner was doing a live interview in roanoke, virginia, when a former employee attacked
>> this is al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler. promised land. refugees desperately looking for a safe haven in europe. the hard realities that await them when they get there. taken for a ride. drivers for services like uber and lift say they can't make a living. >> we're making $2.64 an hour. >> that's what i made. >> while their companies make huge profits. crossing the bridge again. >> the march to commemorate the life of civil rights legend amelia bo boynton robinson.
>> a looking at steve colbert as he takes over for letterman on late night tv. >> the e.u. is set to unveil a plan. tomorrow officials will release a new quota system for distributing migrants among its member states. each country will take in a certain number of asylum seekers every year. 60% of those now in greece, hungary, italy will now go to germany, france or spain. germany said it can accept 500,000 refugee as year and the entire e.u. should share the burden. many who fled to europe say they have gone for a better life. not knowing the language of their host countries exposes them to further discrimination.
>> they were lucky, rescued by the coast guard. processed by italian police, they, like many of the syrians passing through, managed to leave sicily without being fingerprinted. >> i don't have the financial ability to sustain my family in italy. tuition is expensive, and so is the cost of living. >> originally from damascus suburb, ahmed, his wife and three children fled syria two years ago after one of the worst massacres of the civil war. an attack carried out by regime loyalists. his youngest son, mohammed, was then six years old. >> we saw scenes of slaughter
and of killings. that had been under taken by the regime forces and the militias. that's when i decided we had to flee syria as soon as we can. by answer means necessary. i would rather die trying to leave than die staying. >> he fled with his family first to lebanon and then to egypt. like tens of thousands before him, he paid thousands of dollars to a smuggler, was promised passage on a modern, safe ship. instead... >> the last boat had a huge number of people on it, about 500. i will never forget how people were stacked on top of each other. there was no food or water, and on the fifth day of the journey there were high waves and we were expecting to die at any moment. >> but just as the boat started taking on water, a military ship appeared. >> i will never ever forget the italian red cross.
they reminded me of a verse from the qur'an. whosoever saves one soul saves all of mankind. they were saving all of mankind. my daughter just saw the sea. the sea is now a nightmare for the children. they will be afraid of the sea for a long time. >> khalil with his family is among the lucky ones. >> i met khalil and his family. they made austria their destination. they did apply for asylum, and they're waiting for permanent residency. but four months in their journey made in terms of miles and distances, but it has not ended in terms of the miles in
distance they still have left to trial. >> where does it stand right now? >> over the weekend there were many thousand more refugees coming in to the vienna train station. many of those want to go on. they talk about going to germany or swede wherein they already have family. for ahmed khalil and his family, four months in they're still in transition. they're struggling with the language, and it's the 12-year-old who is speaking germany for the family. that's hard on them. they live in a place that is very cramped. they're grateful to have, but it's cramped. that's hard when you have three young kids. >> we know the situation has been going on for a long time. but only recently discovered by some countries. what are the europeans going to do about this? >> that is such a good question. so today the president of the european union said well, you
know, we should take 160,000 refugees over the next year, and we'll distribute them amongst all the european countries. okay, here's the reason why that just is not going to deal with the problem. at the munich train station alone in august, 120,000 refugees arrived. there have been 25,000, 25,000 refugees arriving at that train station since friday. there are 30,000 more refugees stuck on greek islands tonight waiting to get off those islands to begin their journey up through mainland europe to countries like germany, austria, sweden and others. there is still no agreement about what to do about these massive numbers of people, how to help them, how to house them, how to keep them safe. >> if they wanted to stop them from coming in to the country, could they do it? >> where do you stop them? where do you stop them? how do you stop them? how do you stop people from getting out of a place like
syria? how do you stop people from escaping war, which they have a legal humanitarian right to do. they do have a legal right to asylum in europe once they get to europe. but the european and americans have consistently failed to begin to process refugees in countries of first refuge like turkey, lebanon and jordan, which are also overwhelmed by the number of people who have sought refuge there. >> you can see more of sheila's report at 10:00 eastern time tonight. some refugees are trying to increase their chances of being granted asylum by changing their faith. that's according to associated bless report out this week. it says hundreds of muslims ho hoping to enter germany are convert to go christianity. chancellor merkel said that religion does not make a difference.
what do you make that have story? when you hear that story? >> well, if you come from some of these countries and you converted out of islam and then you go back, the risk to your life increases. >> they can't go back if they convert. >> that's another reason. if i go back my life is in danger now on another level. that could be part of the reason. >> i mean, the whole question in europe is are these real refugees who need asylum or just people who would like to be in europe. you know in europe there is an argument on the other side of this. >> it's human nature to be afraid. you've got large number of people who represent a foreign culture to a lot of people. they don't understand it. they don't know what it means. there are fears that isil could come in with them, too. it's natural for human beings to be afraid when they're uncomfortable. the right wing has been rising and this is a force that will push them forward. >> when you hear numbers of hundreds of thousands of people.
just 100,000 people in the straitrain station alone in august in germany, what reaction do you expect? clearly the leaders are reaching out to help some of these people, but in a month is it going to be the same thing? >> i think it's going to wear down a lot of these societies. the more people they let in, the more that are going to come. most of these people who are coming are refugees. they're fleeing terrible war. they don't have a choice. if you're going to put your family on a dinky boat and risk drowning, colorly you're not going to improve marginally your life. you're going because of war. >> the pope suggested about taking in refugees. >> it was a muslim, it was admirable and depressing that here is the leader of the largest christian denomination who are offering refugee
families, and leaders are slamming the door in the face of refugee who is share the same religion as them. that's an absence of religious leadership. >> in some case the criticism from the west against islam and against muslim leaders is that there is no coherent cohesive leader that can take the religion in a particular direction, and that's kind of what you're saying on this, right? >> that's part of it. but part of the problem is that leaders of powerful countries that have influence in the muslim world, they could be doing a lot more. >> why aren't they? >> i think we have a failure of leadership. it's deeply humiliating and embarrassing time for muslim leaders, that their own people are fleeing for their lives, and they simply have shown no interest whatsoever in helping them. >> these are wealthy countries, saudi arabian bahrain, qatar, who could do this. >> not just wealthy but tone
death. they booked the four seasons. they removed the furniture because it was not luxury enough. and there is no consideration for how this looks or the money you could be using to help people whose lives are at stake. >> you used the term tone deaf. explain to me why there is that disconnect, do you have any idea? >> i think lack of accountability. you have no experience of people's every day lives, their real problems and struggles. that disparity in wealth and that disconnection creates a lot of anger and frustration. >> the problem the world shares obviously. not just those countries, and not just one religion. it's good to see you again. thank you very much. appreciate it. now to the debate over the iran nuclear deal. congress could vote to reject the agreement, but it's looking likely that the teams will have enough votes in the senate to keep the resolution from ever reaching the president's desk.
>> more democrs got on board with the iran nuclear deal today pushing president obama's support over a key threshold of 41 senators. that technically is enough to stop republicans from passing a disapproval resolution. however, that does not mean that the debate is over. far from it. >> welcome news at the white house. >> i can relate that we feel gratified today. >> three more democrats announced they're supporting the deal to curb iran's nuclear program. that's enough to filibuster and prevent republicans from voting to disapprove of the deal. yet the democrats did not give full throated support. senator ron widen called critic's questions reasonable but released the statement backing the deal saying this agreement with the duplicitous and continu untrustworthy
regime, however, i will support it. >> it's going to require a 60-vote threshold. everyone knows that. this goes back long before this dialogue started today on the floor. >> but republicans are in no mood to negotiate over procedures or give democrats an easy vote. >> does the senate disapprove of this deal with iran? the senate should not behin hide. i call all senators to commence debate on this important issue. >> opponents are not being shy denouncing the deal. >> the truth of the matter is
that such momentous issues should not be decided by a filibuster, a veto or by one-third of the members of the united states senate least of all by a president who justifies his actions with a false choice. this deal or war. >> the house is also diving into the iran deal this week. to reach the president's desk, a disapproval resolution must pass both bodies of congress guaranteeing heated debate on capitol hill in the coming days. dick cheney may be against this deal in fact, he calls it catastrophic, but he does not speak for everyone in the administration of george w. former secretary of state colin powell has come out supporting the deal. he calls it a pretty good deal. now the white house got more good news tonight. a 42nd senator coming on board giving the white house a bit of a buffer room. >> thank you. hillary clinton apologized today
for using a private e-mail system while she was secretary of state. the democratic presidential candidate's comment on "abc news" comes one day after saying she did nothing wrong. >> it was a mistake. i'm sorry about that. i take responsibility. and i'm trying to be as tans parentransparent as i possibly can. >> the e-mail issue may be hurting clinton's position suggesting that unfavorable numbers have gone up 8 points in a month to 53% and bernie sanders has pulled ahead of her in the latest new hampshire po polling. now amelia robinson passing over the pe edmund pettus bridge. she passed away and her family
passed over that bridge. >> i do remember from beginning to end. >> 50 years ago amelia boynton robinson was one of the organizers of voting rights that set out from alabama. they would get there eventually. but not on that day in 1965, which became known as bloody sunday. state troopers were under orders from alabama governor george wallace to prevents the march. they waited for protesters to cross the bridge. then they attacked. with billy clubs and tear gas. earlier this year mrs. robinson recalled the brutal details in an interview with al jazeera. >> he hit me on the back of my neck. the back of my shoulder. then the second hit fell to me, and i fell to the ground.
>> once the smoke clear cameras captured mrs. robinson's unconscious badly injured body on the ground. police looked on while fellow marchers carried her away. >> somebody came and said--they said to the state trooper, somebody dead over there. and he said, somebody dead? if anybody's dead, we're going to let the buzzards eat them. >> the images of the crackdown brought shame to the nation. and helped spur the passage of the voting rights act later that year. she was among the civil rights leaders president lyndon johnson invited to the white house to celebrate the achievement. 50 years later after the election of the nation's first plaque president another honor. when that commander in chief traveled to selma to praise
mrs. robinson and her fellow marchers. >> because of men and women like john lewis, joseph lowry, hosea williams, amelia boynton, the idea of a just america and a fair america and inclusive america and a generous america, that idea ultimately triumphs. >> the bridge where amelia boynton robinson and other marchers were attacked is named for a former confederate general and klu klux klan member, but it will always be linked to mrs. robinson's army which had no weapons but a determination for freedom. >> reinventing late night television. the excitement surrounding steven colbrt's new show.
>> allowing the drivers to form an union and the right to collective bargaining. >> starts his workday. >> i spend ten hours on the road every day. >> a full time student he spends his afternoons and evenings shuttling people to the places they want to go. >> i keep a schedule. it's good and also i like transporting people. >> he drives for uber, lift, and side car. passengers use their smart phones to request rides from him and other independent drivers. a year and a half ago he left his $9 an hour job at sea tack
airport seeking work would put more money in his pocket. but it take home pay is not at all what he expected. >> after you pay your insurance, after you pay the gasoline, any other wear and tear expenses on your car and you wash your car you're saying after all that you're only making $2.64. >> yes, that's what i made. >> i said that forming an union like the one seattle taxi cab drivers belong to would provide more security. they're independent contractors and federal labor law does not allow them to form unions. but seattle city council member sees a way around that. granting ride share drivers the right to bargain collectively under the city's authority to regulate taxis. >> i want to give drivers some leverage in negotiating with uber. whoever it is. so that they have some say in what their employment likessic looks like.
>> o'bryant measure could face legal challenges which say they're helping to create jobs and in a statement uber told us uber is an important contributor to the local economy in seattle helping to create new opportunities for many people to earn a better living. it's unclear how many rides service drivers gray forming a union is best. but many would not talk to us on camera. but some have expressed themselves an online form forums saying they're happy with the money they make they only want to make part time. they may be concerned that union do yous could make that cost prohibitive. evidence that the rides of the sharing economy may force a national reexamination of workers rights. >> i would like to see congress involved in this because i do think that there are some things that can be done to reshape the definition of independent creditor where perhaps people providing services have some
safety net. >> whether it's locally nationally. he's hoping for change. >> we like uber. we like lift. we like it. but what we're saying just treat us fairly. >> if things don't change, he says his days as a ride service driver are most likely numbered. al jazeera. seattle. >> you can find more much more on ride sharing services on our web series uber. go to we www.aljazeera.com. new england patriots denying reports that their practice wa muc much--of spying on other teams. they had been videotaping opposing teams for eight years not just in 2007 when they got caught. the report said that the employee would sneak into the other team's locker room and hotel rooms to steal play books and scouting reports.
espn also said that the nfl's highly publicized crackdown on the deflated scandal was a wake-up call for not doing more against the patriots for spygate. the patriots call the accusations false, false, and unwarranted. where you live can dictate how well you live as you get older. antonio mora with more on that. >> it's estimated that by th the 2030 more people in the world will be over 60 than under 10. they've released a survey of which countries offer the best lifestyle for older people. northern european countries fair very well. countries ravaged by war do not. alarming many of the world's most populous countries are doing poorly. while greece ranks lowest for european countries, it does worse than many developing nations. in our next hour we'll speak with the ceo of a group behind the study to learn more about
the standards used and other interesting findings including, john, how the u.s. stacks up to other developed nations. >> we'll see you in the next hour. thank you. big stars and even bigger expectations for steven colbert. he's taking center stage at the ed sol vain theater as the new host of the late night show with guest george clooney and jeb busch and along the punch lines there were plenty of pressure. >> good news. i still exist. >> he's the new kid on the late night block. >> i'm steven colbert, i'll be hosting the late show. he's no stranger to satire. >> i do not envy whoever they try to put in that chair. for nine years on the cool bear report as the pompous right wing host he turned punch lines into punches. >> former first lady, former senator and former secretary of state hillary clinton is the
current frontrunner, which is surprising since it sounds like she can't hold down a job. with the late show he can put that act to rest as he told cbs. >> i hope they'll find out pretty quickly that they guy that saw for ten years was my sense of humor. it's flattering that they thought i was a natural pundit over the years. but it's really nice to not have to pretend it any more. >> colbert, a devout catholic, is a 51-year-old married father of three. his life and perspective on it were shaped by a family tragedy in 1974. his father and two off his brothers died in a plane crash. >> it's a shock to the system. to lose your father and your brother to that age. and school and friends and home work and that value system suddenly doesn't mean anything any more. none of it made sense any more.
i think that really helps if you're doing comedy or specifically doing satire. what seems normal no longer has status. >> cool bear's debut comes with risks and plenty of competition as he joins an already clouded class of late night comics. >> jimmy kimmel doing viral videos, more of the devil on your shoulder type of program. but i think in today's world you have so many different choices and the competition is so intense these days i think cool bear has to differentiate a little bit. he can't be all things to all people. >> cool bear's take may be different than the others. but there is no mistaking what they all have in common. >> it's a lot of white male people talking to you, and there has been concern of diversity at times.