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could be reaping in $25 billion over the next decade. al jazeera's rob reynolds at the "star wars" premier. thank you. i'm bisi onile-ere. thank you for watching. john siegenthaler is back with more right now. thank you. and we begin with president obama's high-profile visit to the pentagon. it was a show of force by the commander and chief. his comments were aimed at his critics and at calming nerves. jamie mcintyre has more. >> reporter: after more than a two-hour meeting in the secure briefing room here, president obama said essentially, read my lips no new strategy. trust me. the old one is working. his motorcade left mid-morning for the short trip across the potomac. the rare pentagon meeting of its entire military and homeland
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security team was intended to show that defeating isil remains among the president's top priorities. afterwards, obama talked tough, but took no questions. >> as we squeeze its heart, we'll make it harder for isil to pump its terror and propaganda to the rest of the world. president obama offered a promise to pursue his current strategy with more vigor. >> these actions, including more fire power and special operations forces are underway. >> reporter: that's very similar to what he said this summer. >> we're intensifying our strikes in syria. we'll continue to target their oil and gas facilities. >> reporter: this is now. >> we are unleashed a new wave of strikes on their lifeline, their oil infrastructure.
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destroying hundreds of tanks, wells, and trucks. this will not be quick. this is a long-term campaign. >> reporter: and he has the same message now. >> we recognize that progress needs to keep coming faster. >> reporter: the president pointed to the ongoing iraqi offensive to retake ramadi as evidence that isil is slowly losing its grip on power. >> reporter: it has lost about 40% of the terrors it once controlled in iraq, and it will lose more. they are working to encircle fallujah and cut off supply routes into mosul. >> reporter: with the u.s. still doing most of the heavy lifting in aiding iraqi and syrian forces on the ground, president obama is deploying ash carter on an arm-twisting mission to the
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middle east trying to get countries who say they are battling isil to actually do more to battle isil, first stop, turkey? >> jamie thanks a lot. we're joined by doug from washington. we get a speech from the president. now another speech. did either of them work? >> well, it means d it depends on what we mean by work. if we're talking about actually trying to get a strategy that is working, i'm sympathetic to the president on this. i think he has the right strategy, although there have certainly been problems in implementation. when it comes to reassuring the american people and keeping his approval rating high, it doesn't look like either speech has cut the mustard. >> doesn't he have an obligation
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on what he is doing clearly, and whether the troops are safe? don't americans deserve that? >> they do. and i think approval rating is a good measure of that. clearly the president has not been able to communicate to the american people, this is what i'm doing to fight isil. this is why i'm not doing these other things. these are the down sides of doing the things that i'm not doing, but this is how we're managing risks to keep you as safe as we can. i don't think he has done that. >> is that because the policy is confusing, or he is not just a capable communicator on this issue. >> anything you are doing with the middle east tends to get very confusing very quickly. first stop turkey. turkey a nato ally that is always as everyone concedes
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letting oil be sold by the isil to generate cash. how do you explain that your nato ally is a major part of the problem? this is really hard to communicate, but certainly he can do a better job. >> it seems as if the president made a speech the other night, and then it didn't work, and so now he has come back to make another speech, and from critics say this one didn't work. what else could we do? >> he could really lay it out for the american people. we had a real quick throw-away line in today's speech on we might be able to do something in libya. libya has been a debacle since the fall of gadhafi. but the last couple of days we
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have some initial signs of that government being fixed. why he didn't mention this, something like that i think the american people would understand but he has chosen not to speak that way, and i'm not sure why. >> doug thank you very much. we're learning more tonight about the female shooter in the san bernardino attack, including online posts calling for violence in the name of islam. red flags that might have prevented her from ever coming to the u.s. three background checks didn't reveal what she apparently didn't try hard to hide. that the woman along with her husband carried out the mass shooting, supported jihad, and wanted to be part of it. she made her views clear online as far back as 2012, and before entering the u.s. on a fiance
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visa to marie farook. >> had they checked her out, more, maybe she wouldn't have gotten a visa. >> reporter: but the department of homeland security doesn't routinely check social postings of those entering the u.s. >> immigration officials were not allowed to use or view social media as a part of the process. >> reporter: a former top official says the department was concerned about civil liberties and public perception. >> the primary concern was that it would be viewed negatively if it was disclosed publicly. and there was concerns it would be embarrassing. >> reporter: so she passed a screening process thank colluded an interview at the u.s. embassy in pakistan and another with immigration officials in the u.s. a pilot program to check the
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social media background of individuals is underway, but not yet policy. some lawmakers are pushing for change now. >> i am asking to immediately initiate a program that would check the social media sites of those admitted on visas to see if they are talking about things like jihad, explosives, mass shootings. >> reporter: the fbi says neither of the tw-- two appeare on its radar. while not disclosing what divers found in this lake, reports say they were searching for a computer hard drive that belonged to the couple. a top army commander has ordered sergeant bo bergdahl to face court-martial.
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he suggested no prison time for bergdahl who spent nearly five years as a taliban hostage in afghanistan. he could face life in military prison if convicted. egyptian investigators said they found no evidence of a terror attack of an russian airline. russian and western officials say a bomb likely caused the october crash. starting this month all recreational drones will have to be registered in a national database. it's an attempt by the faa to address growing safety concerns. >> reporter: john, the government wants to get this registration process in place before the height of the holidays when drone sales could top 1 million. the faa is already concerned because so far this year, pilots
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have reported seeing more than 1100 drones in the air space, and the faa is worried this is just going to go up, so now many drone owners will be required to register their drones. with drones flying off of the shelving this holiday season, the faa moved with lighting speed. drones that weigh from about half a pound to 55 pounds will need to register. new owners must sign up before their first outdoor flight. there is a $5 fee, but free if you act fast, within the first 30 days. owners will get a unique identification number that must be marked on the drone so it can be traced back if it ends up where it shouldn't be.
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errant drones have turned up on the white house lawn, in the stands at the u.s. open, and come dangerously close to airplanes. in the last two years there were 327 close calls in the air. 90 involves commercial jets. 38 with helicopters. in 28 cases. pilots had to maneuver to avoid a collision. >> it's a nationwide issue that a lot of airports are experiencing. and certainly, we're not just talking about commercial airliners necessarily. we're also talking about even crop dusters, medical air lift helicopters. pilots of all scale and every level of aviation scale have experienced some kind of interference with a drone. >> reporter: there is already resistance from a hobby group. they call the move an unnecessary move for drone owners.
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it says educational campaigns like this one are key to keeping the skies safe. >> do you know how far away you can fly this thing from you. >> no. >> you still have to be able to see it. >> oh, i'll get glasses. [ laughter ] >> good idea. and also no more than 400 feet alove ground level. >> reporter: the faa says educate is critical, but with so many close incidents, it wants accountability for owners. there is some question about whether the faa has the authority to require registration. the agency insists it does, but it could all end up in court. john? >> lisa, thank you. now to seattle, and new initiative to give bargaining rights to drivers for companies such as uber. allen schauffler is in seattle with that.
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>> reporter: a lot of talk here today in city council chambers about the historic nature of this vote. this is legislation that hasn't been tried anywhere else. let's take a look at the vote as it happened late this afternoon. >> aye. >> 8 in favor, 0 noes. [ cheers ] >> reporter: and it's unanimous, 8-0 at this point. again, an historic vote. if ever implemented it would give the drivers with uber and lift, side car those at-based ride services the right to bargain collectively. at uber business is booming. just six years into the ride-sharing mobile app business the company says it has more than a million drivers behind the wheel in 250 cities in more
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than 50 countries. this man drives for uber and other similar services in seattle. >> i set my own schedule. in that is good for me so far. [ inaudible ] and also, i like transporting people. >> reporter: drivers pick their own uber hours, and most own their uber cars. but they don't receive traditional workplace benefits because they are not employees. they are independent contractors, who get a predetermined cut of each fair. the company sets the rates. there is no precedent under federal labor law for contract workers to have collective bargaining rights. and those who support unionizing the ride-share industry, say it's time to change that. >> i want them to have some say in what their employment looks like. >> reporter: it would be the first in the u.s.
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employment law attorney says congress should probably take a look at how contract workers are defined and compensated, but uber and its come pedestrian dors have created a new issue. >> reporter: federal law has created the area of private sector organization for more than 50 years. >> reporter: to but this man wants more control over his workplace conditions and wants legally-backed input into how uber sets its rates and hires and fires its contract workers. >> we like uber, we like lift, belike how the app works, but what we are saying is treat us in human way. treat us fairly. >> reporter: vishlth wally everybody here today, also members of the local teamster
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union who were helping organize this political push agree that there will be some kind of legal challenge, they just don't know when and how. >> so should we assume that uber will fight this in court? >> pretty good assumption based on the way that they and left have fought these kind of battles in the past. we didn't get a response from uber today, but they did send us a very generic statement. here is part of it: a company representative has in the past called what has been proposed and now approved here in seattle, flatly illegal. so we expect there will be more action on that front. >> all right. alan, thank you very much. coming up, judgment day, awaying the verdict in the first freddy gray trial. trumped. >> i have a much better
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temperament, because i get along with people much better than he does. >> reporter: ted cruz moves away in the latest polls. plus linda ellerby, on news -- >> my philosophy begins with the assumption that the reader is every bit as smart as i am. so i have never talked down to the viewer ever.
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the fate of a baltimore police officer charged in the death of freddy gray is now in
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the hands of the jury. william porter is the first of six officers charged in gray's death back in april. john terrett is in baltimore with more. >> reporter: john, good evening. the prosecution were trying to prove that officer porter lied on the stand, that there were diskrip -- discrepancies. and the prosecution said you should look at this on the point of view of what would a reasonable officer do. and the prosecutor said that freddy gray's wagon became a coffin on wheels. we have more of what she had to say in this graphic on screen:
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>> so john, talk about the defense response. >> reporter: a very different kind of presentation as you might expect. the defense attorney told the jury to disregard the emotions and look at things dispassionately, and again we have a graphic: and that word unreasonably is important, because it brings us back to the test that the prosecution set the jury to ask themselves, what a reasonable officer do in similar circumstances. >> how is the city preparing for protests? >> reporter: yeah, i think it's fair to say, john, all hands on deck at the moment. the police commissioner has canceled all police leave.
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the police have said to local media, that they expect protests. that's fine, they say, but they should be peaceful. they won't say what they will do if they are not peaceful. and baltimore county schools are no longer sending school trips into the city until at least friday. and the major has activated the city's emergency management center just in case. the jurors deliberated for three hours today, they will be back tomorrow at 9:30 eastern to continue. >> thank you. los angeles police pledging transparency in the aftermath of a killing there by police. >> like at least seven times in the air. >> police say they reported this man acting erratically. the sheriff's deputies on scene fired more than 30 sounds.
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>> there are two men, two women, and three children in a car at a gas pump that is within five feet. and we have interviewed those witnesses, and they expressed gave concern that they believed that the suspect was going to k actually shoot them. >> the sheriff says that action across the nation were critical in releasing the video. it has been one year since the massacre at new town. today a hundred gun-control activists used the anniversary to protest outside of the headquarters. coming up next, new numbers. what the presidential polls don't tell you about the race for the white house. and the real issues driving voters.
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and nutrition for navajos, why diabetes is on the rise, and what is being done about it.
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hi, everyone, this is al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler. cruise control, the republican senator now leading in iowa. >> i like and respect both donald and ben, i do not believe either one of them is going to be our candidate. vegas odds, the gambling
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billionaire who spent $100 million in the 2012 campaign. which candidate will he bet on this time. plus the journalist and tv news icon, on why she is calling it quits now, and what comes next. ♪ if you believe the latest polls, ted cruz is now the republican to beat in iowa, but the numbers are far from the whole story. while cruz has support in early primary states he appears to have little backing in washington, and his stance on the issue may appear just as polarizing. >> reporter: the fire brand senator from texas and darling of the religious right entered the senate in 2002, and announced his presidential run earlier this year. he is famous for his role in a
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government shutdown in 2013 and his infamous 21-hour filibuster, where at one point he read from his daughter's nighttime book, from dr. seuss. critics say his grandstanding accomplished absolutely nothing. and he thrives on the controversy he attracts. >> chamberlain said accept the nazis. >> reporter: he compared senate republicans who said obamacare would not be defunded to nazi apiecers. >> if we were in the 1940s, we would have been listening to them. >> reporter: it infuriated many of his colleagues. >> i resoundingly reject that
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allegation. >> reporter: mccain isn't the only high-ranking republican that cruz has clashed with. john boehner warned of, quote, false prophets. >> is ted cruz a false prophet. >> you can pick a lot of names out, i'll let you choose them. i'll refer you to a comment i made in steam boat strings, colorado. >> reporter: in those comments he calls cruz a jack ass. huh cruz says it proves that he is different from the rest. >> when other candidates choose to throw rocks, when other candidates to go into the gutter and get personal and nasty, and i have not and will not respond in kind. >> reporter: controversy also extends to his background. he was born in canada, leading
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to questions about his citizenship. >> i'm the son of immigrant father who fled oppression there cube bah. >> reporter: in 2013 he announced he would renounce his canadian citizenship? >> i said if that's right, then -- then sure. >> reporter: the media has taken his outsider stance and run with it. megan kelley threw one of the first punches. >> what is it like to be the most hated man in america? >> reporter: and the headlines keep on coming. "washington post" declares a lot of people don't like ted cruz, why is that okay with him. and "politico" has this headline. >> there is nothing like the warm embrace of the main stream media. >> reporter: cruz says that's
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exactly why he's special. >> if you are looking for a candidate embraced by the washington political elite, i ain't your guy. >> david shuster, al jazeera. jeff greenfield is a political analyst, author, and emmy-winning journalist. jeff, welcome. good to see you. >> hi, john. >> i -- maybe you can help explain this to me. how can ted cruz run successfully when he is in the u.s. senate? >> i don't think that's a particularly tricky problem to solve. he came to the senate as a guy determined to be, if you will, a bomb thrower, in the sense that he said when he ran, i'm not here is to legislate. i'm not here to compromise, the whole system is corrupt, and everything he has done as a senator has been to argue to the base of his party that he is
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with them in believing that not just the democrats, and the media, and the white house, but the republican party itself is part of the problem. and you heard how much republican insiders hate him, and that's part of what he argues on behalf of his candidacy. he premised his candidacy on the idea that the republican base, and should he win the nominations, lots of people out there who aren't republicans who are so fed up, they like the idea he doesn't play ball. >> how would you describe the base of the republican party? >> right now, i believe the majority of the republican party voters, the majority has basically inhaled the tea party belief. that it's not traditional conservatism, because a lot of those people are as angry with big business and the financial
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elites, as the media elites, and cultural elites. you watch ted cruz tomorrow, he will group those groups together, saying they are all part of the problem, and i will stand up for the ordinary person. that's what is so tricky. it's not your father's republican party. it's a very different, very, very disaffected group. and it's why cruz and trump and carson, among the three of them are now getting the lion's share of -- of -- i can't call them votes, but a lion's share of approval on the part of the voters. >> on that insider theme, when you talk about donald trump, you say well, the republicans may be fed up with wall street elites, doesn't donald trump represent wall street elites and the inside track? >> this is what is so hard to
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figure out. he is a billionaire who says the taxes on people like hedge fund guys should be higher. that's what i mean by saying these folks are not out of the normal republican conservatism. trump represents a whole other kind of outsiderness. he has broken every single rule i thought i understood about politics, not just in terms of what he says, but in temperament, and character. i thought that the kind of person that the american voter liked, was the john wayne, gary cooper time. the quiet man. not a loud mouth. but again, with trump, that's just a sign for his supports that he is on to all of the corrupt, losers that have been running the country, and, look, if -- if we brought -- if we brought in a time machine, and
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brought in somebody from 20 years ago, and showed them this came pain, they would think we were making it up. you have to, however, wait until some people start to vote. we really don't know how this plays out, because in past cycles, everything we thought we knew a month or two before the primary i, was rendered inoperable once the primaries started, so we need to take a step back and say let's see what happens when people actually cast their votes. >> yeah, plenty of polls have been wrong. but if donald trump or ted cruz become the nominee, is there an appeal to moderates to join those campaigns? >> if donald trump were to become the nominee, i would expect massive defections on the part of -- not just moderates. i have talked to some
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conservatives who tell me they will be signing up for hillary clinton assuming she is the nominee. cruz would poseless of a threat because he is much more of a conservative. i remember back in 1980s, a lot of republicans said we can't possibly nominate reagan, but he had a base of appeal that those folks didn't understand. whether or not ted cruz or donald trump as the nominee could reach out to reagan democrats, i don't know. that is cruz's premises. but there are millions of people -- not republicans who are diseffected with both parties and will join him. he may be wrong, but, you know, so many people who -- who thought they knew how things were going to play out have proven to be wrong, but once again, let's see what happens when people start voting.
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>> i wish i was as suggest as you suggest, but i do remember 1980, and the real question is whether or not ronald reagan, is that the race you could compare this one too? if you could compare it to anything? >> i can't compare this to anything i have ever seen. and that is basically because of the trump factor. one of the things we don't know is -- a lot of people say trump supporters don't vote. maybe. but maybe trump has touched a chord in them where they say, we finally have found somebody who says what we want to hear, we want to go vote. donald rumsfeld used to talk about knowns, unknowns. that is one of the big knowns, unknowns. but if you ask me to compare this race to any other, i can't. >> i can't either. >> it's totally different. >> jeff thank you for joining us. >> pleasure, john.
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republican presidential candidates will face off tomorrow in the debate in las veg vegas, along with american voters. and they are hoping to impress the debate's host. sheldon adelson spent a hundred million dollars on the last race. >> reporter: some are calling the debate an audition in the house that sheldon built. sheldon is this man. he is chairman and ceo of the sands corporation. forbes puts his net worth at $46 billion. and he is a g.o.p. mega donor. this journalist has called november -- nevada politics for
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years. in the last presidential election, adelson spent at least $100 million on republican candidates. both of which lost. >> he is a blunt, i make decisions very quickly kind of guy. >> reporter: a former democrat, he is actually liberal on most social issues, telling the wall street journal in 2012, quote: >> he has espoused some positions more like hillary clinton than anyone running on the republican side. >> reporter: but what is most interested in, is israel. he runs the most widely
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supported newspaper in israel. >> i am not israeli, the uniform that i wore in the military was an american uniform. >> reporter: he cares deeply and passionately about the future of israel. everything else is secondary to that. >> reporter: he is said to believe the best future for israel lies in the hands of republicans. sources tell us over the debate with iran over nuclear weapons, adelson spoke with this candidate. but he has not yet committed his money to rubio or any other republican candidate. >> he doesn't want to start pouring money into rubio until he sees rubio win some votes. >> reporter: with so much of his money at steak some call it the
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adelson primary. daryle west is with the centrics-west institution. >> billionaires are people who see problems, and seek solutions. >> reporter: adelson has done that his whole life. the college dropout would eventually make is mark with the first computer trade showy lead him to las vegas and then to the sands corporation. >> we would say this is america. i should be able to spend my money anyway i want. >> reporter: if israel is adelson's passion, then rules regulating gambling are big business. he has been under investigation
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for doing business with chinese organized crime. they have appealed a $100 million judgment, which leads to the question, does that tainted foreign money seep into the american political campaigns. nevertheless even that hasn't copped candidates from seeking his side. >> it will end up being a potential liability. >> reporter: and four years later, he seems ready to listen once again. >> after the 2012 election when he spent $100 million and lost, somebody asked him didn't you just waste your money? and he said next time, i'm going to spending twice as much. >> reporter: for the billionaire and those who want his money, 2016 is the next time. >> of course stay with us for coverage of the debate a full
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preview, tomorrow night right here at 8:00 eastern time. finding ingredients for a healthy meal can be difficult for the navajo nation. our correspondent reports. >> reporter: on the navajo nation, if you want fresh food, you have 2 options, drive hundreds of miles, or grow it yourself. >> on the navajo reservation we have a huge problem with having access to good quality food. >> reporter: nearly 300,000 people live on the navajo nation, an area roughly the side of south carolina, yet there are only 10 grocery stores to serve the entire population. >> the nearest grocery store you probably have to drive at least
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an hour from here. so when you go there, you have to think in terms of preparing yourself, and getting supplies for an entire month in some cases. >> reporter: she is drive, but she also decided to find a solution closer to home. she now raises cheap for their meat and wool, and keeps a small vegetable garden. for many, though, this is the answer. 80% of food sold in navajo nation is high in preservatives, salt, sugar, and fat. this is the director of the policy institute a navajo think tank. he says the end result is health problems at an alarming rate. >> i have had family members who have passed on because of unchecked diabetes, and i know people who are constantly diagnosed with them. and it's scary. >> reporter: here one in three
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nations are either diabetic, or prediabetic. and recent studies show that heard disease is the second-leading cause of death. locals say the root of the problem is access and options when it comes to food. >> we want healthy people. we want healthy food. but all of these regulatory bare records and policies create disincentive for policy makers to wade through. >> reporter: one example, the navajo nation straddle three states and multiple counties. one solution is to become more self-sufficient. >> we want to move away from being dependant on external food systems.
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i think a grocery store is just a symbol of more western incursion, encroachment into navajo. >> she couldn't agree more. >> when we raise our own shape, we sustain ourselves. we were able to feed our own family, whether it's big or small. kristen's report is part of a mull tip platform project you can read and hear more at coming up next, my interview with linda ellerby. >> network executives would actually say to me, now, if you take time off for family-related things, we'll know women aren't serious about this work. >> we'll have more after this. plus a picture worth a thousand words. what happened to this man before and after the image was taken.
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linda ellerbee has been writing, reporting, and delivering the news for more than 40 years. the spent the first half of her career, reporting to adults, the second half explaining to children. i sat down with her on the eve of her retirement. >> i think i new i wanted to be a journalist fairly early, but it never occurred to me that i was going to work in television. when i was growing up, there were no women in television news. i wanted to be a newspaper journalist. i wanted to around run and run in and say stop the presses. i started at the ap. and then i was fired from the ap for letting a personal letter get out on the associated press newswire. >> and the part of women and lack of women. >> yes, and that actually got my
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hired for television. the news director said, boy, you write funny, i said boy, i didn't mean so. i have two children to support, i didn't mean to get fired. and he said we pay twice what the ap does. and i said television, no thank you. i have seen it. and he said we pay twice what the ap pays. and i said i think i can learn to like television. >> i knew this would be no picnic. >> did you really expect overnight would be the cult success? >> never. we -- we did the show with no money. and therefore, we had to rely on imagination, and the show came on -- because the show came on the air when all of our bosses were asleep, it was the one instance where the inmates got
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to run the asylum, and that's why it is even remembered today. >> it is remembered for many things, and i think the writing is one of the big things it is remembered for. >> thank you. >> and you as well. >> in jerusalem, the flag of israel, and the flag of egypt side by side. >> what is your philosophy about writing for broadcast? because it is different than many other forms. >> first of all my philosophy begins with the assumption that the reader is every bit as smart as i am. so i have never talked down to the viewer, ever. >> when you made that transition from news to nick news. what was that like for you? and did you ever wish that you went back? >> occasionally over the years there were some things that made we wish i had a microphone for a larger audience, but we covered
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every story that was major. i didn't write any differently for kids with one exception. i learned very quickly that irony is lost on ten year olds. >> the island country of cuba is just 90 miles off of the coast of the state of florida. that is close. which is tricky, because officially the u.s. is a capitalist, society, and officially cuba is a communist society. >> you covered a lot of political campaigns and been an observer of politics in your life. >> yes, and this is the first political campaign that will not be covering since '72. >> is it any different than any other political campaign? >> i go back and forth, because we covered the campaign for kids, every four years, and right now i'm going back and forth between really sorry that i don't have that microphone to talk about this campaign, and ever so glad that i don't have to try to explain this campaign
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to kids. >> why? >> first of all, i don't know how to explain donald trump to children. i truly don't. this is -- it's something we have never seen before, and it's quite worrisome. >> what worries you about it? >> we have seen democracies put tyrants in office before this. and what frightens me about donald trump is not what he says, but the number of people who actually take him seriously in my country the number of americans who believe this man has the solution to anything. >> let's talk about women in journalism. and how far has this profession come since you got into it? >> a long way. it has. >> has it? >> yeah, well in this way. when i first started network executives would actually say to me, now if you take time off for family-related things, we'll
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know women aren't serious about this work. not we'll know you aren't. you'll know women aren't. that was a horrible burden. today i look around, and nobody says that to just women, they say it to both. and of course some of the ways we have gotten equality have not been pleasant. looks are still way overimportant in television. we have learned that parities are important for men too. looks should not be this important to journalism. >> what would you tell young people who want to get into journalism? >> oh, go find an honest job. find a day job. it is changing so fast, that it's hard to know how to tell them, other than keep your knees bent, and do it your way. the worst they can do is fire you. >> thank you so much.
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you have given us so much perspective over the years. we're sorry you are going to go. >> i'm rather pleased. >> i bet you are. >> i'm going to go be a sheperd. >> thank you. at the top of the hour, ali velshi "on target" takes a close look at a possible president trump. ali. >> every time donald trump comes out with a radical idea you can't help but wonder how president trump would follow through on the idea. we're going to look at donald trump as a modern day demagogue, he fits the description to a tee to our expert. that's "on target" tonight 9:00 pm, eastern, john. >> ali thank you very much. still ahead on this broadcast, pleading for his life. the story behind this picture and how it was captured.
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we end tonight's broadcast with one of the most striking images of 2015, associated press photographer captured a vivid example of what it is like to be in the middle of a mob in burundi. the man in charge of the ap's photo explains. >> my name is santiago sigh i don't know, and i'm the vice president for photography at the associated press. the photograph shows a suspected
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member of the ruling party's youth militia hiding in a sewer after being attacked by a mob, and he is pleading with soldiers to protect him from the mob, amid unrest of the president trying to seek a third term in office. a mob is a terrifying thing to encounter, and this was part of a series of photographs, showing the mob chasing this fella. often when a mob gets a hold of somebody that they are chasing. it doesn't end well. he was rescued. accompanied away from the scene by the military. the associated press has hundreds of photographers spread out around the world, and many are covering disturbing stories. >> that's our broadcast. thank you for watching. i'm john siegenthaler.
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i'll see you back here tomorrow night. ali velshi "on target" is next. ♪ i'm ali velshi ii'm ali velshi in le their powers. what it means for america's democracy. good evening and welcome to las vegas, nevada. i'm here for the final


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