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money. >> it's probably not going to be as easy, as fast and as cost effective for the customer. . >> reporter: still, save wants commissioners to listen to its message so no one in palm beach county will be listening to this. dan corcoran, wptv news channel 5. >> if you want to check out the runners up, i'll have links to them on my page at facebook.com. cnn continues now with randi kaye in los angeles. glad you're with us today. their voices are getting louder. their numbers are multiplying and their message is spreading. it is week three of the occupy wall street propest and the group is gaining momentum. demonstrations started on september 17th in new york city. new offshoots are popping up in boston, chicago, denver and seattle. their signs and slogans make it
clear they oppose everything from bank foreclosures and job shortages to corporate influence and greed. now several labor unions are endorsing the occupy wall street movement and plan to join protesters today. we go live to wall street. susan, what's the latest on the unions getting involved? have you seen any union members there? >> reporter: yes, some of them are showing up here randi at this public park. this park population has been steadily growing as the morning goes on. and they expect upwards of -- they're saying tens of thousands of people. of course, they have made many predictions in the past about how quickly and how many people will show up at various marches. this one they insist will be different. they have a permit to march from here over to a park near city hall. they plan to gather there and then come right back here to wall street to this public park. and they chose this spot for a reason. they could have gone down to times square and might have
attracted more attention. but they wanted to be where they believe they are the closest they can be to where wall street is located and that is this public park. it's very interesting to see how much it has grown in organization, at least in how this park is run in the last three weeks since we've been coming here. they now have working groups that specialize in different areas. one publicity, another one feeding people, getting donations, another group that takes care of handing out free blankets and tarps to people. and they're starting to get donations more than $30,000 has come in so far. they tell us they're not after collecting money. they really want people to give manpower and to give things to help keep this movement growing. rad yi? >> susan, what is the ultimate goal as far as you can tell of this group? >> reporter: it's hard to say. but i think the best way to sum it up is they want people to
listen. which people? the people in washington. the people who they hope can help make a difference. also wall street. they say we represent 99% of the people in this country. and wall street represents 1% of the people who control the money. so they simply are saying and you've heard the phrase before more or less we're mad as hrks ell and we're not going to take it anymore. the question is how do they expect change to happen? they're not sure at this change and they're not bothered by that. they believe they have time on their side to try to effect change. >> all right. susan, thank you very much reporting there live from wall street the gathering of the occupy wall street protest. thank you so much. other stories developing this hour. house judiciary chairman lamar smith is calling for an independent investigation of attorney general eric holder. the top house republican wants to know if holder told the truth when he testified in may about the federal gun running operation. documents leaked to cnn and other news organizations show
holder knew about operation fast and furious earlier than he claimed. the operation involving agents from the bureau of alcohol tobacco firearms and explosives funneled guns into mexico in an effort to trace weapons to drug cartels. many of the guns were never used and ended up being used in drug crimes. we're getting word of a deadly workplace shooting in california. a disgrunted employee walked into a quarry and opened fire. eight people were shot. two of them may be dead. the same suspect is believed to have shot a woman during an attempted carjacking in cuppertinno. the suspect is identified as shareef alman. approximately 45 years old. authorities believe he fled on foot and may still be in the area. we'll continue to follow this story and bring you updates as we get them. occupy wall street protesters may not have one specific leader, but they are shopping around for a political voice. unions are supporting them as you just heard, will washington? but first, our daily
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the scene from wall street as the numbers multiply, the message getting louder. it seems the occupy wall street protesters have the potential to grow into a political party. a left wing tea party. take a look at this map, offshoots of the group have spread from new york, to chicago, denver, albuquerque and los angeles and even more cities are getting in line to hit the streets in protest. the question now is, will this movement take hold in
washington? and will it take hold with voters? joining me now from wall street is bill dobbs. he's a volunteer with the occupy wall street group. thank you so much, bill, for coming on the show. first, you've been there since the beginning. is one of the goals, i have to ask you of the group to form a viable political party? >> no. this is, thank you randi by the way for having us. this is a very loud outcry about economic conditions and other issues in this country. this is about the other 99%. 1% of the country is very wealthy and powerful. there are a lot of people hurting right now. and what we're doing down here is using all our energy to give out a loud outcry and bring other people into this battle. that's one of the great things about the rally later this afternoon which is going to have a lot of representation from organized labor. we're very excited about that. >> there are so many issues here
at play. there's the issue of unemployment, corporate greed, the environment, the wealth disparity. in terms of what this group wants at the end of the day, what do you think you can actually gain? >> to try and get more people involved is a huge effort because many of us are cynical, feeling despair and angry. this protest has tapped into that anger not only are people here because they lost jobs, they've got really big student loan payments, they also find when they come down to occupy wall streets and other protests around the country, they found some community and they find some joy and some hope that there's going to be a difference if more of us roll up our sleeves. >> some people are looking at your group and what they see is sort of a version of a liberal tea party. is that how you see yourself?
>> a lot of different viewpoints are represented in this crowd. and our supporters around the country. the idea that next generation might do as well as some of us now is a smashed dream. so the outcry down here right now there isn't a central, major demand or slogan. but what it enables others to do is to bring their own issues and if you look at the signs, and look at the coverage about this, clearly the focus is on economics and economic justice for the other 99%. >> i did check out that we are the 99% blog. it really is quite moving some of the stories. so i recommend it to our viewers as well. bill dobbs a volunteer for occupy wall street. bill, thank you very much. you can share your thoughts on the occupy wall street movement by going to cnn.com/openstory.
you can let your opinion be heard and read other comments from others. the movies "jaws" stirred up shark paranoia, the truth is humans are more of a threat to sharks than sharks are to humans. but first, here's the stories you're watching on cnn.com today. (rambling phone conversation) when an investment lacks discipline, it's never this obvious.
there is some major news about sharks that we want to tell you about. first, let's be honest, when we think of sharks many of us at one time or another have had nightmares over this. >> come on down and chum some of this. we're going to need a bigger boat. >> oh, yeah, that scene scared the heck out of me. it is just a movie, but an iconic one, a very scarey, iconic one. but contrast that with this. this is the reality. according to oega, we kill up to 73 million sharks each year. often for their fins. we are the bigger threat. we are the greater danger to sharks.
but there's a growing push to stop shark hunting and the sale of shark fins which is today's undercovered story. the area around the marshall islands is now the largest shark sanctuary. the government passed legislation last week that ends commercial fishing of sharks. that effectively puts a stop to shark hunting around 768,000 square miles of the pacific ocean. we're talking an area four times the size of california. very few know the ocean better than philippe costeau. >> this is a tremendous win for shark conservation around the world. it's been a project that has been in the work for the a long time with the help from the united states and the pugh environmental group helping the marshall islands to design an effective strategy for
protecting sharks. as you pointed out, it increases essentially shark protected habitat around the world in an area four times the size of california. eight times the size of the united kingdom. it is really just a huge win because as you pointed out sharks are declining around the world. 73 million killed every year. that's a rough estimate. and many shark species are threatened and on their way to extinction. >> and when you look at this, it really is a growing movement. last month mexico announced that it would ban not only shark, but sting ray fishing next year. in the u.s. several states have banned the sale of shark fins. california is considering doing the same. what is the impact if sharks aren't protected in some way? >> well, thanks to "jaws" and iconic films like that a lot of people think that the only good shark is a dead shark. and that is absolutely not true. on top of their intrinsic value and beauty and gracefulness, sharks play a very, very
important role in the environment. in a world with increasing population and declining natural resources food security is an increasing concern. fisheries security -- fisheries provide trillions of dollars to the global economy. and without healthy shark populations on coral reeves they provide the same role as wolves do in yellow stone, for example, helping to keep the populations of the other animals in that ecosystem in check and the ecosystem as a whole healthy. so having sharks healthy in a space and on a coral reef ecosystem is critical to maintaining a healthy environment. as i said with dwindling natural resources we absolutely cannot afford it's putting dinner on people's plates and money in their pockets to continue to kill sharks the way we've been doing. >> how gruesome is it, spare us the gory details. how painful is it for the sharks themselves when they're killed for their fins? >> well it is just a terrible
practice. i've been filming it in africa myself. and basically what the fishermen do is they catch the sharks on fishing lines or in nets. they pull them into the boat. they take a very sharp knife and slice the fins off while the shark is still alive bleeding and shaking in the boat. and then they throw the shark back in the water oftentimes still alive and without its fins it couldn't swim, it sinks to the bottom and drowns. >> i do want to shift our focus before we let you go. on a brighter note i know that you've been paying a lot of attention to another threatened species, the sea turtles. you have a big special coming up this weekend. can you tell us a little bit about what we can find. what did you find? >> well, unfortunately like sharks, sea turtles are also declining around the world. there are the seven species of sea turtles, six are threatened or in danger. like sharks sea turtles are suffering because of us largely
because of overfishing, because of pollution and also like sharks deserve every effort to protect them. they're an indicator species of the health of the oceans. sea turtle populations decline it's because the oceans are unhealthy. we as a species rely on healthy oegs for food, income, commerce. without healthy oceans the life support system of this planet, we cannot survive long-term on this planet. so sea turtles share a common fate with us that's what we were exploring in our documentary. >> yeah, i know that you'll continue to do a lot of great work with the new foundation that you're launching which is why you're in austin. global echo, how excited are you about that? >> global eco. we're very excited. it's basically a partnership with an organization we're going to be launching a type of mutual fund on the new york stock exchange. a percentage of the fee will go into a brand new foundation to an organization to solve some of the biggest problems. we're leveraging wall street to
do good. we're very, very excited about this. there's nothing quite like it that exists. it should be coming soon in a couple months. it's very exciting. >> all right. we'll keep our eyes open for it. always great to have you on the show. thank you so much. >> great to see you. >> thank you. coming up former teen idol and star of "the partridge family" david cassidy says the company behind his show robbed him. he joins me live to explain what he's doing about it next. but first it was on this day in 1986 when an american parachuted to safety after his cia supply plane was shot down in nicaragua. he was shipping military supplies to the nick rag gaian contras. his capture exposed what would become known as the iran-contra affair. and that is this shame in history. my doctor told me calcium is best absorbed in small continuous amounts.
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he was the teen idol of the 1960s. partridge family star david cassidy is famous for playing keith partridge. today nearly 40 years after the show went off the air, cassidy is suing the company that owns the show, sony. why? well, cassidy says he wasn't paid for all the merchandise sold with his image on it. what he did get was an insult.
mr. cassidy just filed the suit today. he joins me from new york in a cnn exclusive. first some background on the case from poppy harr low. ♪ >> reporter: it's 1970. and a 20-year-old named david cassidy is starring in "the partridge family." not only did the show and sold out concerts go on to make him a star, but the teen idol's success spawns an avalanche of merchandise. and now he's on a personal mission to get paid for that merchandise from sony, which owns the show. you say you've been robbed for the last few decades? >> how would you call it? if somebody does not pay you and you are entitled to a percentage of the profits and you know they're making profits, is that stealing? >> reporter: cassidy says according to his contract, while the program was on the air he
was entitled to 15% of net merng diezing profits when his image was used. half that if he appeared with other cast members. cassidy's lawyer sent this letter to sony requesting a prompt and full accounting and payment of proceeds for any merchandise sold using his name, likeness, voice, or other exercise of such merchandizing rights. sony responded that it could not locate any merchandizing statements but found letters showing that mr. cassidy's represented audited such statements, therefore they must have been rendered to him. the company went on to say it was not aware of any new merchandizing licenses with his name, voice and likeness after the "partridge family" went off the air and said the statute of limitation had run out on any claims. sony had no other comment to cnn. >> just be fair.
be real, be genuine. don't with greedy. >> and david cassidy joins me now. david thanks for coming on the show. in full disclosure i have to admit i did have a "partridge family" lunchbox. i have to put that out there. >> you and millions of others. thank you. >> i know. which is what this whole thing is all about. you say you only received about $5,000 for all that merchandizing. how much do you think that sony owes you? >> we will not be able to determine that, i guess until we open -- they open their books and they have not been willing to do so. in many ways i think it's very sad today that it had to come to this. it's certainly not something i ever wanted to do. i should be able to be an ally. we should be business allies like it or not, i have a contract. we are business partners. we have dvds of all of the seasons that the show was
filmed. we have cds, i have offered to be a partner with them. i'm out performing all over the united states singing partridge family songs. tomorrow night i'm at the count bassy theater. it going on and on and on. i have been grossly unaccounted to and grossly underpaid for many, many decades in which i never received a statement and the statements i recently learned by doing an audit, which is extremely expensive, very time consuming, i discovered that there were many, many hundreds of thousands of dollars just in a three-year period of time that was owed to me. it's very, very sad. listen, i would welcome them to come forward and make an effort to be, you know, not an adversarial relationship. i'm out there promoting what that asset is. >> i want to mention that -- i
want to point out that cnm we have contacted sony numerous times regarding the suit. per company policy they're not commenting. i guess for anyone who might be watching, your show was such a hit many years ago, why wait until now to bring up the merchandizing issue? >> it wasn't until i found the contract and i was able to at that point deliver the contract and say you need to account to me and then i was able to go in and audit it. i was entitled to a very large percentage of the profits and proceeds of the show itself. it was unprecedented what i did. i renegotiated a contract after one year. and at that time to my knowledge not any other actor, recording artist had ever renegotiated and this was 1971. at that time they owned my name and likeness.
they have been marketing using my name and my likeness and my voice numerous items in the last decade that are out there. they claim they haven't. listen, i want to be fair. the last thing anybody wants to do is to go into litigation. it's extraordinarily painful. it's very pensive. quite frankly i love the partridge family. this is something that i've championed and holding the torch. i'm on tour right now. >> well, we'll continue to watch the lawsuit see how it progresses. be sure to keep us up to date. >> thank you. and thank you for buying that lunchbox. i appreciate that. >> i wish i still had it. >> i wish you did, too. >> david cassidy, thank you so much for your time. >> thank you very much. one term for barack obama. that is the goal for the republican presidential candidates. so why is the president calling himself the underdog? plus, the real underdog, herman
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how many of you got it right? he got trounced by franklin roosevelt. it might have been had something to do with that whole depression thing that happened on hoover's watch. time now to go beyond partisan talking points to the heart of the political debate where all sides are fair game. the rallying cry for republicans is make obama a one term president. with the economy in the state it's in, obama campaign chief said the president has a titanic struggle ahead of him when it comes to re-election. what does the president say? check this out from an interview with abc news. >> we have a poll out today saying 55% of americans think you'll be a one term president. >> given the economy there's no doubt whatever happens on your watch -- i'm used to being an underdog.
i think that at the end of the day, though, what people are going to say is who's got a vision for the future that can actually help ordinary families recapture that american dream. >> he seems ready to embrace the underdog label. after all america loves underdogs. let me bring in my guests today. rolen martin joins me from atlanta and christopher metzeler is in washington. thank you both for coming on. rollen you want to start with you. do you think this is campaign strategy or does he really think he's in trouble? >> obviously, he is the underdog when you look at the polling data, when you look at how rough the economy is. he has to take that position. he cannot act like a front runner. you see a far more aggressive tone from the president. also his campaign is starting up a lot earlier. if you go back to 1992 campaign of president george w. bush they were late to the game. james baker was unsure if he
wanted to come over. he recognizes they have to be able to position themselves right now, attack the gop side because he has to rally his base, but also appeal to independent voters. so absolutely he must act like the underdog. >> crust for, everyone who has seen david axelrod's comment is shaking their head. was that a mistake, do you think or just part of his overall strategy? >> look, i don't think that -- that dog don't punt, son. at the end of the day he is not it be underdog. he has the power of the presidency. he's got all those kinds of things going for him. in fact, he's talking about a vision. i think what the american people are saying we need you to now implement that vision. so this underdog thing, that dog's not going to hunt. i don't think it's going to
work. >> i want to talk about herman cain with you both. i do have one more question about president obama. roland, does he appear more combative since labor day? we talked about this new strategy. he's calling out house republicans by name, is this part of the strategy? >> it's about time. look, one of the criticisms from his supporters is you've been extending the olive branch. you've been playing nice. he has to get more aggressive. part of the whole issue of saying it's a titanic struggle, the underdog, he has to put the fear in into his base so they're not lax daysical like they were in 2010. so don't be surprised all of this is about operating over the next six months targeting the base and also once the gop gets his candidate to target to independent voters. he has to scare his base for
them to say we might lose this thing come november of next year. >> just very quickly, christopher i want to ask you about herman cain, he's saying he's standing by his statements that african-americans are quote, brainwashed against voting for a conservative candidate. he said it again yesterday on fox. he also went on to say he's going to get plenty of support from african-americans. listen to what he said. >> the specific statement that i said is i believe as a republican nominee that i would get 1/3 of the black vote. not because i'm black but because of the solutions i'm putting on the table. >> he he get 1/3 of the african-american vote? >> no way. if he gets 1/3 of the african-american vote, here's what i'm going to do. i'm going to wear a roland martin branded ascot while doing the electric slide 365 days.
>> oh, no. >> i can tell you how old crust for is the new dance is the wobble he's still doing the electric slide. look randi, herman cain shows he's solutional. chris is always on my show. herman cain won't do black media. he won't come on shows like mine or tom joyner morning show. herman, if you want to talk to the plaque people, you might want to show up and talk to them if you think you're going to get 1/3 of their votes. ain't going to happen. >> roland, you can come on any time and use this show to try to get guests on your show. >> i'm just saying. the guy is totally out there with that kind of statement, but hey, he's not going to get past the gop primary. he can say whatever he wants to. >> herman cain's not going to be the nominee. that's tp end of it. >> okay. >> but i want to see chris in an
ascot. >> thank you both. thank you. thank you. well, coming up, it is seven inches long, has an hd screen and is the fraction of the cost of an iphone. the cheapest mini computer is here which is why you are here. hint, think nearly 1.2 billion people. it is the world's second most populous nation. it is bordered by the arabian sea and bay of bengal. 80.5% of the population is hindu. 13.4% muslim and 2.3% christian. can you guess where we are taking you? we're heading that way in a couple minutes.
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introduced iphone the most amazing phone yet, even if its competitors don't agree, few can argue that the iphone has changed our expectations of what a smart phone should be. cnn's george howell goes in depth to show you how much a part of our lives these little devices have become. >> reporter: the alarm for my first appointment and i'm out the door fast. right now 30 minutes ahead of schedule. a quick check of the weather. not a bad day today. sunny, 64 degrees and we're off. my smart phone becomes my traffic buster. showing me the fastest route. so i've had the iphone for about a year now. honestly it's like i'm on the thing all the time. i don't text while driving first of all that's dangerous. and secondly it's illegal in the state of georgia. but when i hear a cool song on pandora i definitely take note and i might buy that song later.
a quick check of the headlines before walking into the building, a few must reply emails to send. now i'm right on time for an interview with the smart phone expert. >> i'm josh clark principal of a company called global moxy. >> reporter: discussing the impact these devices have had on the way we live. >> it's ridiculous to call these devices phones. it's a global telecommunication device. laden with perm sensors and navigational aids. >> reporter: many phones offer many of the same features, clark says apple led the way in a quiet revolution making the phone feature one of thousands of different apps like this one that reads quick response codes. you can scan them and get links to deals and information. josh typically we do an interview like this over satellite. today we're using the iphone over face time. what do you think? >> i mean, it's crazy. this is in many ways the first time in my dull life that my childhood vision of the future .
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rising. servers who already work for minimum wage are fear yous essentially saying it's a 2% pay cut. say hello to lilly who is 7. she's the new kid on the sesame block. she is hungry. she doesn't always know he where her next meal is coming from. she was created for an upcoming sesame street special. good thing big bird and elmo will be there to share his cookies. seaweed and seashells washed up on a shore. can you believe 2$2.2 million i cocaine washed ashore and were discovered by two people walking along the beach. police have not said where the drugs came from or where they might have been going.
but they are patrolling the area in case more cocaine happens to float to the surface. the tampa bay rays were the story of september with a dramatic run to the wildcard but the dream is over. texas rangers eliminate the rays 3-1. a tbs cameraman took a fall as he was jogging. the announcers later said he is okay. tbs is the place to go for the national league games and the a.l. is back at it tomorrow. my next guest is showing up every day at tbs to give his take on the day's action. that is mlb studio analyst cal ripkin jr.
thank you so much. how did this happen? >> the rays were a hot team and when you look at it, it was amazing. you didn't even think that they should be there. they lost a good portion of their team but joe madden had the best pitching in the hall of fame but that wasn't enough to stand up against the texas rangers. they are a good, good team. diverse all stars and they can score runs with a home run ball and yesterday they broke out in a big way. so, yeah, tampa's story is over and texas learning from the experience last year going to the world series, is a very hot team, a very good team to deal with. >> i want to show you some video. take a look at this with me. >> sure. >> it's the beginning of home
plate division. this play is completely legal in pro baseball as you watch it happen here. but should it be? i mean, should it be legal? >> it's all part of the game. there was controversy earlier when buster posey got hurt but how can they protect the quarterback in the nfl? they love to block the plate and it's part of the game. sometimes the runners go out of the way to get to the catcher and sometimes the catcher sneaks back in. there are sneaky tricks that you'd like to get rid of but for that play, that was a good baseball play. >> who do you like in the national league? >> the phillies are a team that it's not hard to like. they have a collection of number one aces on their team and they finished really, really strong. gut gutsy team, strong team. they have an up hill battle. they are down 2-1. and i like the brewers.
they have a lot of depth in their pitching staff. they have good offensive players. they are really having a good series right now. the brewers and phillies, they will probably take the phillies in a close battle there. maybe it's texas and the phillies in the finals. >> yeah. i got my producer in my ear. kelly is yelling yankees, yankees. >> the yankees -- you you can never count the yankees out. it almost seemed like when they were down 2-1, it's a great game and series already with detroit. detroit had arguably the best pitcher in the whole league pitching against him. but it was taken away because of the weather. yankees are still in it 2-2. they get to go home. that out to be a great, great game. >> all right. cal ripken jr., great to have you on the show. good talking baseball with you. thank you for your time. >> my pleasure. thanks for having me. >> and that will do it for me
for this hour. toss it over to brooke baldwin. >> hi, randi. i'm brooke baldwin. let's get you caught up. rapid fire. let's go. let's begin with pictures. week number three with the wall street protests in lower manhattan and still without a clear mission or leader. the protests spreading to other cities today. several unions have now joined the protests against corp raid greed and big companies. in seattle for the first time in four years, amanda knox is spending the day at home with her family. she arrived last night after the italian court overturned her murder conviction from 2007 for the murder of her roommate, meredith kercher. i want you to listen to what amanda knox said when she finally got home. >> remind me to speak in english because i'm having problems with that. >> i'm really overwhelmed right
now. i was looking down from the airplane and it seemed like everything wasn't real. what's important for me to say is just thank you to everyone who has believed in me, who has defended me, who has supported my family. i just want -- my family is the most important thing to me right now and i just want to go be with them. so thank you for being there for me. >> now amanda knox deals with the media frenzy. if it leads to a book deal, it could help her family that mortgaged everything to pay for her legal costs. and aruban authorities are spending the next two days looking for a missing woman. they are using dogs to search for robyn gardner in an area that they think she might have
disappeared. she's been missing since august. gary giordano is being held in connection with that case. he says they went snorkeling and gardener came back. take a look at this yesterday. cameras show the truck crossing into the path of the metro. watch it again. 15 people were taken to the hospital. there it goes. including the train conductor and driver of the dump truck. bernie madoff ran the largest ponzi scheme in history. he took billions from investors. the slice that his victims get is $300 million in total and are set to get more when more funds are recovered. the ntsb started their investigation into the deadly helicopter crash in the east river. it happened yesterday. we now know the only passenger who died was a woman visiting from australia. she was celebrating her 40th birthday.
listen to this eyewitness. >> this thing went up and down. i thought i would see people bobbing up and down in the water. there was no one. just those two struts pointing towards queens and then they popped up and i honestly think that they went down to try to like rescue the others and came back up and they are like, look, the -- >> we now know that the helicopter was private, not one of the commercial ones touring passengers. the pilot is described as experienced with more than 2,000 hours of flying time. and we have a lot more ahead of you. take a look: we told you about a 7-year-old boy crying in a basement. he had been held in a basement and cuffed for punishment. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. a crying baby just too loud for one city bus driver.
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a developing story out of california. police are looking for a man who killed three people in cupertino and came back armed with a rifle and handgun and ran out of there. >> we have tactical teams thoroughly looking for him. he is obviously armed and dangerous. nearby residents need to be careful. he's on foot.
according to witnesses over at the quarry business, the incident lasted no more than two minutes. enough time for him to go, shoot, take off in the area, and also possibly get to this second location on homestead where we have reports of another shooting. >> that quarry is three miles down the road from apple's headquarters. michael jackson, woozy, slurring his words, that tape was played in the first few days of the trial of dr. conrad murray. i want to bring in ted rowlands inside the courtroom there in los angeles. how do prosecutors plan to include that recording? >> reporter: well, that's happening right now. a computer investigator got ahold of murray's iphone and he's on the stand now and they are delivering this evidence. we just heard a voice mail
he is sort of slurring around with a couple of notes. he's talking about his final show, his big finale. he says he will be bigger than elvis and the beatles. why play this recording? this is all new to the jurors. >> reporter: well, the jurors heard some of this during the opening. what the prosecution is trying to do here is show that murray was aware that jackson was under of influence of drugs and they will try to make it look like that was murray's doing. the defense will turn around and say, that wasn't propofol, ladies and gentlemen, that was demerol. that was dr. arnie klein that did this. they will argue that he wasn't there and that he left his cell phone at jackson's home. it's heartbreaking to listen to
that. i was right behind jermaine and randy jackson and david walgren came up and whispered to them for a while and presumably he was warning them, get ready, because we're going to hear this in court today, just so the family knows. and typically a prosecutor will do that to victim family members. just listen to that, and it's heartbreaking. >> it is. i didn't have a childhood. i hurt. ted rowlands, thank you very much. coming up, we talked to you yesterday about all of those school children who have not been showing up to school. children of immigrants, perhaps they are without papers all because of this new law that is taking effect. where are they going? that's the question that we're asking. rafael romo has the answer in 60 seconds. or hires another employee, it's not just good for business. it's good for the entire community. at bank of america, we know the impact that local businesses have on communities.
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we have a follow-up to the story that we told but alabama's immigration law. thousands of kids are not going to school out of fear that they and their parents will be deported. >> the kids are not going to school. why? because they are scared. >> why are they scared? because just last week a federal judge upheld most of alabama bill 56 that requires schools to ask about the legal status of kids born in a foreign country as well as the status of their parents. they are not going to school in alabama, are they going to another state or are they going back to their home country? >> those are exactly the two options that these families have. so if they are going somewhere, where are they going? >> yeah. >> and the question -- the answer to this question seems to be arkansas. you say why arkansas?
well, there's no tough immigration law in arkansas just yet. there are plenty of poultry and construction jobs as well and there is also an immigrant community well established there. as many as 50,000 people already in this state. there was a question as to a member of the league of united american citizens and this is what he had to say he about this issue. >> they are going to be looking to better themselves. they can not get on the programs. they are not qualified for that. so they are going to hustle out. >> so, in other words, it's a practical thing to do. >> practical, yet -- okay. so arkansas, here you are saying there's a fairly large immigrant community. but why not other states? why that state specifically? >> that's right. in addition to the jobs, there are also the family connections that a lot of
greece? >> well, you know, when you talk to the people, especially bystanders watching some of this, they have said stories. they have stopped the dance lessons. the elderly parents are helping them pay the mortgage. but the sense is that they are beaten. they are resigned and they just don't feel that taking to the streets is going to do them any good. >> okay. suzanne daley -- >> one man said that we're like zombies taking too much. >> thank you for putting that in perspective for you there. now, how does this relate to us? i want to bring in cnn money editor at large, we're lucky to have you here in atlanta, i want to continue the conversation. we see what is happening in greece and as she is saying, parents not being able to continue lessons for kids. i'm sure parents can relate to that, right? but if and when greece defaults,
how does that affect us here? >> the real concern with a greek default which is increasingly likely, which is a possibility of this contagion, we don't know where it stops. if greece defaults, what is that going to mean for the italian french banks and what does that mean for the u.s. that has exposure to the italian banks. some have expressed confidence that in 2008 lehman went under, there is still a lot of doubt. >> how would it potentially affect our banks? >> if the big banks have to take major writedowns and loss and continue to another credit crunch, many people already in it, it's hard to get approved for a mortgage as it is. >> i think it probably will.
banks are scared. that's why we are not lending. that's why we are seeing them do everything that we can to charge the bank of america controversial debit card fees. >> right. >> unfortunately, i think that's the way of the future. they are not making money lending so they are going to try to get customers with higher fees. >> and back to the point of uncertainty, here we are americans sitting back here. we watch what is happening in greece. we are understanding what is happening there but there is really nothing that we can do to anticipate any negativity affecting our banks, thus affecting us. if we try to buy a home, there is nothing that we can change about that despite what is happening globally, correct? >> unfortunately not. it's so difficult to tell what the global market and economic reaction will mean to something like this. people like to say that a greek
default is expected and won't be that callamatous but the budget fiasco in washington, when s&p dlun d downgraded the u.s., that was not the case at all. there was negative news and a country saying we can't pay our bills anymore is the type of thing fairly unprecedented for a developed country. >> okay. we will watch and wait, won't we. >> yes. >> thank you for being here. >> thanks. still to come, amazing video. first, a front loader and a man takes a ride through a cemetery and, yep, it's caught on cape. plus, this is unbelievable. a stock car crash in oklahoma lives a driver trapped in his car. flames all around his home. we're going to have him live, the rescuer live in a matter of minutes.
as -- in oklahoma, there is something that sets this crash apart. people who witnessed this are calling kip a hero. here is why. >> so if you're watching this with me, kip is the guy with the helmet, runs up to the burning car to help and not only helps but reaches into this burning car and pulls, tugs hard and gets the driver to safety. kip hughes is joining me from brek kin ridge, oklahoma. you have flames whipping around your helmet. how hot was it and what were you thinking getting close to it to pull this guy out? >> it wasn't too bad. with the suits that i had on, you didn't notice the heat too
much. there was a couple times where it jumped into my face. the adrenaline is going and i'm thinking, we have to get this guy out. >> so you do it, you get the guy out, and there's sort of a personal connection, too, as to why you reacted in the way he that you did. this all happened in 1991 and your dad. please explain. >> he was racing a car in kansas city and there was a big car and he was stuck in the car because of the window net and by the time he got out, he had to run out through the flame and burned his face real bad. somebody could have been there and i don't think he would have been burned. this is the fourth scene like this. by dad's in '91, a local guy in o '99, it was really bad, and then i had one in '05. there comes to a point where i -- you've got to respect it because it will hurt you.
but just jump this n there and do the best that you can do. >> i want to real briefly play the tape of the announcer. let's replay that. >> oh, my god! >> this -- you hear him yelling. here you are pulling him out. i understand racing cars on this track for 17 years. this is the worst crash that had he had ever seen. have you talked to think guy since then? what did he say to you? >> i talked to him that night after the races. you know, he was pretty humble about everything. he just said thanks a lot. you didn't have to do that. that meant a lot to me, to know that i put -- i let it sink in a little bit that i helped him out and stuff. but what really hit me close to home was whenever his kids called me. his son and daughter, i talked to both of them.
it's kind of cool to know that you helped out in a situation like that. >> that's awesome. kip, i know that you won the race this year. you didn't win this year but it was a pretty sweet victory. kip hughes, thank you so much. >> thank you. i want to show you a different kind of crash. this is from the uk. police say a man went on a wrecking spree after stealing a front-end loader. he's in this thing, tries to outrun police, relationships through this graveyard. hedge field, farm fields, and causes $20,000 in damage. keep in mind this happened in july but police just released this aerial video. the man is doing 4 1/2 years in prison. he was apparently paid to steal industrial vehicles and has been involved in 16 similar thefts since 2010. so we've all heard it. you're on in a store, on a
>> i'm an african-american with cherokee heritage. >> my great grandmother was a slave of the cherokees. >> reporter: it's a little known chapter in american history. they were one of five indian are tribes whose members owned slaves. >> so what were those slaves doing for the american nation? >> they were agricultural laborers and individuals who worked as domestic slayers. >> reporter: but in 1866 they freed the slaves, they signed a treaty guaranteeing that all descendents would have the right of native americans. that's at the center of a controversy involving 3,000 african-americans. on august 22nd, cherokee nation kicked them out of the tribe. >> the treaty of 1866 did not give citizenship to the freed men nor to their descendents. >> the heart of the issue is
whether or not an indian tribe can determine who is eligible to be a member of that tribe. >> reporter: they passed a law requiring proof of indian blood to be a member. the proof is based on a record created a century ago. the freedmans say that the rules are wrong because they were based on how you looked. >> if you looked black, they wrote cherokee indian. if you looked not black, they wrote cherokee. >> reporter: on the rolls they were listed with no indian blood. last month it all went to federal court a settlement has let the freedmen back into the tribe for now. but there's no guarantee that they will get to stay in the
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every guy on my team talking this morning, talking loudly all at once, we thought we needed to bring it to you. it has to do with the mother of a young child getting kicked off a bus in portland, oregon, at night because the baby was crying. listen to what the witness says she saw that night. >> the baby was crying, not screaming, just fussing. tired baby. nobody else minded or even noticed. some people around me were saying, it's not bothering us, why is it bothering you? and i spoke up and told the driver, it's a baby. you can't turn them off. when she came up she went to the front and got off the bus and i said, you can't kick a woman off with her baby at night in the middle of hillsborough. if you don't like it, get off the bus, she said. >> this story is getting a lot
of you talking. all you have to do is check the blog and twitter to get a taste of the anger, crying kids in a public space. we brought up wendy walsh. she's one of the co-hosts of "the doctors." great to have you back on. >> thanks. >> first, reacting to the story in portland, what's your first reaction? well, my first reaction as a mother with a baby who cried the first three years of her life, i'm shocked. because the baby is pulling off the mother's emotions and feelings. but the union is backing this bus driver because she's a woman and they are saying that it's a safety issue. we have to remember, brooke,
that men and women have different capacities for hearing select sound. we all know the husband that doesn't hear a word when there's football on. and women are far more likely to get flooded. >> on the side of the bus driver, though, if you're on the bus and the bus driver says that she was distracted and thus stopped the bus because she said it was a safety issue, a lot of people could side with the bus driver. >> the trend that disturbs me is that we're seeing more and more and i wanted a good plate and a decent glass of wine. how is this possible and legal that airlines are talking about adult only flights and i think the more and more that we keep family life and children away the less accepting we are of
them and we see the integration not separation. >> they have a big meeting coming up in a couple of hours and they are knocking on their seat is that really possible? >> i don't think it's possible. that's like saying we want an animal-free zone. we are a multicultural. we are warehousings babies in daycares and warehousing old people and maybe people with disabilities. where does it stop when you start saying, oh, no, not in my space. i don't want to be disturbed. i think families are the backbone and everybody complaining on him on the way to the meeting was a baby once and tried to kick somebody else's seat. so we have to be much more accepting and forgiving and understanding of families. >> it's a talker for sure. wendy walsh, thank you very
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are these must-win states. >> there's no and bus tour through iowa in august. these are states that barack obama must win in 2012. he won them in 2008. he won virginia by six points and north carolina by one point. these are the states where his base really showed up. college students and independents in 2008. but those people are moving in a different direction. some polls have come out saying that they disapprove of his job performance and in virginia, 53% disapprove of obama and the independents, the key battle ground states, he was at 29% approval and 62% disapproval among independents of virginia.
those are terrible numbers for him as he heads into the re-election next year, brooke. but the goal of the bus tour on september 17th through the 19th is to sell the jobs plan so we shall see how that goes. a man has pleaded guilty to embezzlement of government property. he worked at the national archives for more than 40 years. and there is a 1937 tape recording of babe ruth. how much did he say it for $4.34 on ebay. and authorities searched his home and also, other items missing, right now the wright
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sfloo you know. you know i think we can do better with kids ae in society and we can keep them healthy and safe and happy by calling authorities when we see something truly awful happening to a child. that's why i gave kudos yesterday because they called police and when police arrived, they found the boy wearing a t-shirt and diaper. he said that he had been plalsed in a coffin down there as punishment and asked if the police were there to help him. the scranton times tribune says that the mother told police that they were just playing a game but after a child psychologist questioned the boy and police felt they had enough to warrant
charging the couple, mom and stepdad were nowhere to be found. they were on the loose. warrants out for their arrest for eight days until yesterday. they turned themselves in right around the time that i was telling you about the 7-year-old brother. listen to what she says. >> i love my babies. >> then why did you do that? >> well, i love my babies, she said. that mother and stepfather were arrested. arraigned last night on felony counts of endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful restraint. they are in jail. the boy is in foster care. i thought would you like to know. we will be right back but as we go to break, forbes release its list of most dangerous cities. rounding out the top five, ang
number one, motor city, detroit, michigan. don't have a cow, man. is that bad? three phrases for the animated tail of the family, after 23 years, "the simpsons" has been on the air longer than any scripted tv show. but it could be coming to an end in a fight over, what else, dough. steve is the business editor for tv guide magazine. good to see you. let's begin with. the producers say they can't make enough money to keep this show, you know, going the way things are. the daily beast is reporting that they want the cast of voices to take a huge pay cut. what do you know? >> "the simpsons" has made a lot of money for news corp., the
parent company of fox studio and fox network. however, fox over the last few years has not made money on the show because the cost of the program goes up as time goes on and the ratings have gone down. so fox network, for those new episodes that they are producing, they have been running them at a loss because the ratings are much lower than they used to be. however n. repeats, "the simpsons" continue to make a tremendous amount of money in reruns around the air. certainly in merchandising, video games, halloween masks, you name it. and it will continue to make a lot of money. >> let's talk dollar and cents. this is a cash cow. how much at the end of the year? >> well, the cast is making $400,000 an episode. so we're talking about the four main cast members and the rest of the costs, the producers and production and animation, that adds up. and fox network is paying