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top of the hour. i'm suzanne malveaux. want to get you up to speed. brand new developments just into cnn about the widening secret service scandal. already three agents are leaving, and we are now hearing today more resignations will follow. it is fallout from some alleged misconduct by presidential security staffers. it happened in colombia involving secret service agents, u.s. military members, and prostitutes. stay right here. we're going to go live to capitol hill in just a moment. ted nugent, he's got some explaining to do again. secret service agents will meet with the rock star and outspoken conservative in person today. they want to know what he meant by something he said at an nra gathering. nugent said, quote, if barack obama becomes the president in november again, i will either be dead or in jail by this time
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next year. that was last weekend. he told a radio interviewer now he is looking forward to meeting with the secret service. yeah, we actually have heard from the secret service and they have a duty and i salute them. i support them, and i'm looking forward to our meeting tomorrow. i'm sure it will be a fine gathering. we all remember the sight of oil gushing into the gulf of mexico. later washing up on the beaches. now bp has reached a class action settlement with thousands of businesses and individuals who filed claims after that disaster. price tag for the settlement, almost $8 billion. bp says that the number could go even higher. new jersey school district will pay $4.2 million to a student who was paralyzed after being attacked by a bully. this incident happened in 2006 when sawyer rosenstein was just 12 years old. he was punched in the stomach by
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another student which triggered a blood clot that caused paralysis. he was repeatedly bullied months before the attack. george zimmerman is going to fight for bail at a bond hearing tomorrow. his arrest for the shooting of trayvon martin was delayed after he claimed self-defense under florida's stand your ground law. well, today florida governor rick scott said a task force is going to examine the state gun laws, but he also stressed florida's recent track record is pretty good. >> we live in a state where the crime rate is at a 40-year low. i want to keep it that way. we all want to keep it that way. we begin with an announcement, the big announcement from the white house. brianna keilar has some details about the presidential medal of freedom. this is the highest honor awarded to any civilian. brianna, what do we know? >> reporter: well, suzanne, as we understand, and this is some exclusive information that we have, the first person to
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receive this year's presidential medal of freedom is going to be pat summitt. the coach -- former coach, former head coach i should say of the lady vols of the university of tennessee, she will be taking to the camera shortly. she announced yesterday she will be stepping aside now that she is battling early onset alzheimer's. she's receiving this award. it's very prestigious. it's something that goes to civilians. they may be former presidents or athletes or people like musicians who contribute culturally as well, and it is the highest civilian honor that is awarded. so she will be the first in a series of people to receive this award, but president obama in a statement saying coach summitt is an inspiration both as the all-time winningest ncaa coach and as someone who is willing to speak so openly and courageously about her battle with alzheimer's. pat's gift has always been her ability to push those around her to new heights and over the last
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38 years her unique approach has ruled in unparalleled success on the court and unrivaled loyalty from those who know her and whose lives she has touched. she announced this yesterday. she was notified last week by the white house that she would be receiving this honor. >> she is an amazing woman. congratulations to her. good for her, and we know she's actually going to have a news conference at the bottom of the hour and we're going to go live. we're going to take that live and see what she has to say about it. thanks, brianna. to the widening scandal involving the secret service. we're hearing right now that more agents may resign or be fired. this is a fallout from something that happened here in this hotel in colombia just a few days ago. i want to bring in dana bash. you spoke to congressman elijah cummings. what have you learned. >> reporter: forgive me. the speaker of the house literally just walked by me and i was trying to get him to stop and answer a question, suzanne.
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sorry. to answer your question, we understand that we should expect more resignations or firings as soon as today from the secret service. in fact, the homeland security chairman, peter king, just moments ago told me that's what he was told, today or tomorrow to look for more. that is also part of a conversation that i had with elijah cummings, a democrat from maryland, but also the top democrat on the government and oversight committee. he had a conversation with the secret service director. >> i said, is it possible that these men might resign? he said, he had absolutely no doubt that they would. in other words, at some point they probably would. if the facts, you know, were found to be true. why? because of the culture. in other words, they have this pride. they don't want any bad apples, and so it probably would be so uncomfortable for them that they probably would leave.
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so yesterday's actions with regard to folks leaving and being fired did not surprise me one bit. >> and at the end there he was, of course, referring to the fact that late yesterday there were three people in the secret service who were involved in this forced out, suzanne. >> does he feel that this scandal is in any way impacting the security of the president? >> reporter: you know, he and others have said that as far as they know right now, there doesn't seem to have been a security breach within the parameters of this particular incident. however, what he does say that he is concerned about is security in the future. specifically what he said, and you know this, you have traveled with the president, so have i. the whole kind of dynamic with the secret service is that they exist and fear people out there who might want to do the president harm, that the secret service is a very elite organization, and what he's told me is that he is concerned that people out there might think
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that they could put a puncture the armor whatever he considers basically like the navy s.e.a.l.s. the other thing he mentioned to me, this, of course, is a top african-american lawmaker here, is that he has already heard so often from people back home that they're concerned about the president's safety in general. listen to what he said. >> they worry about it, and the people have said to me, look, cummings, if they would try to kill reagan, i know that there would be some harm to this president. i hear that all the time. >> you get asked that because he's african-american. >> i'm just telling you, that's what they ask me. >> reporter: now, suzanne, congressman cummings along with his republican counterpart on his committee sent a bipartisan letter to the secret service asking a number of questions. i told you i just moments ago spoke to the homeland security chairman peter king. he just told me he has four investigators on this issue doing their own independent work. he said if it comes to it, he
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might send them down to colombia do to do their own investigations. >> do we think any of these investigations will lead to a possible resignation of sullivan himself, the head of the secret service? >> reporter: i just have to read you -- i know we're trying to get you the sound bite. i have to read you what the senate majority leader just told reporters and this is -- you have to hear it to believe it to answer that question. he said there were committees of jurisdiction that would hold maertion on this, but understand this, there is not a committee hearing that is going to take the place or stop people from being stupid. he said, there is not a bill we can pass to cause people to have common sense. i mean, think about it. people are there to protect the president. they go to colombia and have a fight with a prostitute over how much they should be paid? that's either totally stupid or a total lack of common point. he does have a point. >> we're going to be following that story closely. want to give the run down of some of the stories we're covering over the next hour.
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cnn in depth, the ongoing political debate over working moms versus stay-at-home moms. something everybody can weigh in on, right? we decided to focus on the moms who work right here with me on my team. we have three amazing women here, so they make this thing look easy, right, but they are juggling motherhood and demanding careers as well. here is a day in the life. >> good morning. way too early. come on in. my name is tenisha bell and i'm an executive producer for cnn with the suzanne malveaux team. which means we get up pretty early. hello. i am a working mom. i have a 15-month-old, aidan bell, who keeps me busy. i usually start e-mailing pretty early. it's already like 5:40 and i have already sent my team two
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e-mails. sweet baby. right about now is when i feel the guilt that most moms feel, which is dropping their baby off. all day with someone else. bye-bye. the first three months of dropping aidan off down here, i probably cried coming down the street every day. it's a lot to juggle but i wouldn't trade it. i love it. i enjoy it. i have a great team at work. >> i'm katy baritone, i'm a senior producer for suzanne malveaux and also a mom. it's about 3:00 right now, and -- in the afternoon. i have been up since 3:45 this morning. got to get up early and get ready to go to work so i don't see carter, my son, until now. i haven't seen him since last night. so this is the best part of my day. can mama have a hug? oh, thank you. kissy? oh. my booboo.
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are you ready to go home and play? >> yeah. >> okay. throw it to mama. i got it. in the midst of all this, i still need to be checking in with work. since i last checked, i have gotten 50 e-mails, so we're preparing for the day tomorrow which is -- >> all gone. >> it's all gone. kind of our day in a life of trying to work and keep this guy happy and fed. >> i'm brenda bush. i have five children. i'm a writer producer at cnn. you would think that by child number five, you'd be ready to leave the house, but i remember going to work and feeling so guilty because i was still nursing her and i just didn't want to leave her, and by the time my work day ended, i was running across the bridge to the parking lot in tears and i was still nursing her so i was crying, i was just a mess, and i thought, i can't do this. >> i couldn't ask for a better mother. i really couldn't. >> thank you.
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i work because i have to work. if i don't work, they don't eat, and they eat a lot. >> i enjoy what i do. i enjoy being a mom. i enjoy being a wife, so it's just a matter of the balance. >> i love these moments. i cherish these moments the best, right, booboo? >> yeah. >> i have five favorites. >> i love these women. they are so amazing. they make this thing look easy. i just do this job, i go home, and they have families to take care of. thank you all three of you, brenda, katy, tenisha. what do you think? what's the toughest and most satisfying thing about being a mom? watch me on cnn for more on the story. tweet me so we can get your thoughts @suzanne malveaux and like me on it could be the future of warfare. we're going to tell you about the drone attacks that are taking place in yemen.
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we have a surprise development today in one of the country's most high profile missing person's cases. i want to go to new york with susan candiotti. i guess we are talking about the original milk carton missing child. is that right? >> reporter: can you believe it? yes. that was back in the '80s. this little boy disappeared in 1979, eaton potts. he was only 6 years old. at the time, suzanne, he was walking from his apartment, which is down in this direction, going about another block in this direction trying to make his way to a bus stop and he had asked his parents whether he could walk to the bus stop for the very first time on his way to school, and they let him do
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it. that's when he disappeared. so the case after an extensive investigation really went cold with leads for the longest time. now police say they won't identify exactly what led them here but they're saying they're re-examining evidence. they have been doing that lately with the new district attorney, but the fbi is leading this scene. so what they're doing right now in that red brick building you see across the street, they're digging up the basement. there's a cement floor. they've got jackhammers down there. because police say they think that the little boy might have been killed there or his body might have been disposed of there. here is what the spokesperson is saying about this for the new york police department. >> they will be excavating a portion of the basement itself, taking up the concrete that covers the floor and digging up the dirt underneath that looking for those human remains, personal effects.
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>> reporter: now, authorities say that they plan to be out here for five days and work around the clock to see whether they can find any evidence that this little boy was there. the space is very small. i'm told it is 13 x 62 feet. the parents of this little boy were notified in advance that authorities were going to be out here, so led by the fbi, you have a team of about 40 people out here, including the new york police department, trying to see if they can bring closure to this case. suzanne? >> after all those years. thank you, susan. the back and forth over money, wealth, hot political topic in the presidential race. latest round set off by president obama's comment that he wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth. campaign says the president wasn't aiming at mitt romney but was talking about opportunities for everybody. today romney is firing back. joining us to talk about that brian monroe, editor of cnn
10:21 am great to see you, brian. let's take a listen how romney actually fired back first. >> great. >> the president is really taking aim at anybody he can find these days. in fact, in my case i'm certainly not going to apologize for my dad and his success in life. he was born poor. he worked his way to become very successful despite the fact that he didn't have a college degree and one of the things he warranted to do was provide for me and for my brother and sisters. i'm not going to apologize for my dad's success, but i know the president likes to attack fellow americans. he's always looking for a scapegoat, particularly those that have been successful like my dad. >> brian, one of the things during the 2008 campaign was that president obama, he was new to folks and he was talking about his story, and he had very humble begins. he talked about being raised by his grandparents, abandoned by his dad, at one point being on welfare. is this really important to people this go-around, that these two men battle it out over who is the one who, i guess,
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came up from these humble beginnings? >> one of the narratives mitt romney is fighting right now is the connectability. he had very wealthy background. he's made some mistakes with the $10,000 bet at the debate, the six-car garage with the elevator, and the obama campaign is really playing those up as a way of saying, hey, if you want someone you can relate to, that you can connect to, go with the president. but the president, he's doing okay himself. he's made millions off of his book. and he's been doing okay himself. but they're using this as a political fulcrum. >> i wonder if people see hipm s the same guy. because he has been in office now. they have the perk that is come along with the presidency and private schools, if people think he's still as relatable. >> he has his own helicopter. the president is not really remaking himself as much as he is trying to reinforce his successes while trying to divert attention away from his failures.
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and so as much as candidate romney can bring up, the president's issues around health care, the president's issues around the military, that that helps to reinforce mitt romney as the candidate who has leadership skills. and that's what they're fighting over. >> let's talk about ted nugent who is in the news. he might be in a little bit of hot water over comments he said regarding the president and now the secret service want to talk to him. let's listen to what he said initially. >> if barack obama becomes the president in november again, i will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. >> so it's all about his intention, right? whether this is really supposed to be some sort of veiled threat or insinuate that other people should go out and do something to harm the president. how significant is it to listen to the words of a surrogate, somebody who is out there who's representing you in some way? >> well, i think we know that he's getting a visit today from the secret service, and i don't know what is coming out of that conversation.
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the secret service won't tell us. but the rule of surrogates in this campaign has really been heightened. you saw what hilary rossen said with ann romney and that was made into a big issue. bill 3467mahr-- maher has been called on the carpet. nugent has been known to be the political i don't want to say bomb thrower, if you will. he's very bombastic and very heated and is not backing away from his statements at all. but do surrogates matter? should the candidate be held accountable for what their representative says? i think the electorate is going to tell them that pretty quickly. >> let's take a look at some images, buses. this was really fascinating. this was at the rosa parks bus, a museum, if you will, an exhibit, and there's president obama sitting there where she sat making history really.
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does this remind voters of where he's come from or where the african-american community has come from and help him in making that point? >> well, the symbolism is definitely not lost. the president has had to walk this fine line about being an african-american and an african-american president but not using that overwhelmingly to -- as a campaign issue, and i think at the end of the day he has to be who he is, and that's certainly an iconic image from the rosa park bus. and there's another shot of another bus at the romney campaign -- >> let's see that bus. okay. so what's important is where the bus is parked, yes? >> oh, yeah. the romney bus is sitting outside of a campaign stop that the obama team has made and the romney campaign is now doing this great tactic. our jim acosta wrote about it where they're bracketing the obama campaign. they will flood the airways in ohio for instance with ads right
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before the president shows up to give a speech or eevent. as soon as he leaves town, romney will come in and do an event. they're playing hardball now. >> it is hardball. but you can't plablame them tho really. >> it's the battle to be the next president of the united states. >> brian, good to see you, as always. here is a run down of some of the stories we're working on. the cia says it wants to expand its drone program to hunt down an attack of suspected t e terrorists in yemen. then a star college basketball player says she's stepping down from her post because of alzheimer's and she's getting the nation's highest honor. and later a look back at dick clark's amazing impact on the music industry. this is the age of knowing how to get things done. so, why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra. 20 million men already have.
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drone strikes have been conducted in yemen by u.s. military and intelligence agency this is year, and now "the washington post" reports that the cia wants to actually expand
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the campaign. barbara starr is joining us from the pentagon to talk a little bit about what this means. barbara, why is this happening? >> are you know, suzanne, the government is not really talking about it and the cia especially isn't talking about it, but the fact is there have been a number of drone strikes by the cia and by the pentagon in yemen this year. why is this? it's because they're developing better intelligence about where al qaeda operatives are in yemen and how they are operating in that country. why do we care about this? why is it important? well, al qaeda in yemen, of course, has claimed responsibility for inspiring a number of attacks, and some of them have reached out and touched in the united states. you remember the christmas day underwear bomber a couple years ago, that's just one of them. this has been a key target for the u.s. defense secretary leon panetta was on the hill earlier today talking about it, but he made clear the u.s. military, the cia, will go after targets in yemen when they are very
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precise, when they know who, what, when, and where they are targeting. they want to avoid killing civilians. they've had that happen in yemen, so they say they're still going to go for a lot of precision but this is tough territory to operate in, very remote, very uncertain. we'll keep an eye on it and see how it goes but look for more cia drones, military drones, and even manned fighter jets from the pentagon. >> and, barbara, do we have any idea about specific targets in mind? >> reporter: that's a really interesting question, suzanne. since the killing last year of anwar al awlaki, who was the key operative, if not leader, of al qaeda in yemen, the guy they were really going after, they got him in september. since then they have really stepped up the intelligence gathering working with the yemeni government, and have, in fact, developed essentially a target list, operatives that they believe are now in crucial
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positions in al qaeda in yemen, and that by all accounts is what they're going after. operatives, trainers, financiers, people who are organizing this effort. they want to stay out of the civil war that also rages in yemen. they want to stay very focused on going after this list of al qaeda in that very crucial country. >> all right, barbara starr. thank you, barbara. to players and fans she is a symbol of success and dignity. now, after almost four decades, a woman's basketball coach is stepping down, but not without a new trophy -- the medal of honor. t [ male announcer ] citi turns 200 this year.
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pat summitt is resigning as head coach of the university of tennessee's women's basketball team. eight months after revealing her diagnosis with early onset alzheimer's. she is also about to be awarded the medal of freedom by president obama. we are watching a live event. she's going to be speaking soon, holding a press conference.
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when she speaks, we will bring that to you smas soon as she starts. i want to bring in elizabeth cohen. she is only 60 years old. that seems relatively young for this kind of prognosis. is that common? >> she's actually 59, she's almost 60. and about 5% of alzheimer's cases are what's called early onset, before the age of 65. 59 is young but some people get alzheimer's younger, even in their 30s or 40s. >> how quuk lquickly does it pr? >> it progresses differently for everybody. if it's caught early it's possible people with alzheimer's can work for a period of time. i mean, when we think of alzheimer's we often think of someone who is really incapacitated. and that doesn't necessarily have to be the case. >> i understand she's speaking now. let's go to her live. >> the good lord has a plan for my life. it wasn't -- wasn't it
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interesting as i stepped aside as head coach, my son tyler stepped into a game as an assistant with marquette women's basketball. i can tell you i am so proud of tyler. [ applause ] >> you know, 38 years ago this month, i want you to listen to this, i received a letter from dr. helen b. watson of the university of tennessee asking me if i would be willing to coach the women's basketball team. now, listen to this. all dr. watson offered me was $250 a month. i mean, i was bouncing checks all over the place, and the opportunity to teach and get my master's degree. she said that the team had
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excellent potential. and that they would be happy to have me as their coach. i can say i have been happy to be your coach. growing up on a dairy farm in henrietta, tennessee, i doubt if anybody has been there other than tyler and myself, it was really a great ride for me. i learned from my parents about the work that we have to do and the work you must love to do. i can tell you i have loved my work at the university of tennessee. it's been awesome. and i can say for almost four decades it has been a privilege to make an impact on the lives
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of 161 women who have worn the orange. i am so proud of them, the lady vol student athletes, and an honor to see them graduate and become successful young women. together with these young women, a great staff, and a supportive administration, we will have taken the magnificent journey. we have grown the game of women's basketball each and every day. along the way supported by the best fans in the country, no doubt. i think we can all agree on that. we have managed to win some ball games and hang championship banners in the arena. i made a choice early in my
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career to challenge myself to step up my game each and every day. you can be sure that i will take this same attitude in my new role as head coach emeritus and continue to teach our players the same -- >> pat summitt. when you see her, you just have to admire her. what she's done, her history, and really the kind of courage she has looking forward. very honest about what she is facing in the future. she seemed to be -- when you look at her and when you watch her, she seems almost perfectly fine. >> what a class act. i mean, really, that's all i can think of. to get this diagnosis and go on television like this and to talk about this new position. you really do have to admire her, and, yes, she does seem fine. i think what's happened here is they caught this very early, which is terrific, which is really good to know because then she can start taking medication
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early. we talked about medication. we started to talk about it a little bit before. the medication country cure alzheimer alzheimer's. it may slow the progression of the some of the symptoms. the drugs work better for some people than others, but early detection is very important so you can make a treatment plan with your doctor. i think this speaks to something people were talking about before, you think of an ellerhe person in a wheelchair talking about world war ii. this is not always how this disease looks. i have spoken to plenty of people with alzheimer's who looked like her. who were starting to have some memory lapses, maybe some language problems. that does happen. >> does it help that she's young? does that help her in any way when you look to her future, that she might be able to remember more for a longer period of time? >> it's an interesting question. doctors we talked to said it's better if you are healthier when you're diagnosed.
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it makes you better able to face this disease and fight it. but there isn't any data that shows people who have early onset have an easier time with the disease. i mean, the disease still progresses the way the disease is going to progress. but if you're sort of more able-bodied and have a support system, that can help you fight the disease. >> pat summitt is just an amazing woman. now she's going to get the medal of freedom, honor -- medal of freedom and really is an extraordinary accomplishment. >> she's an extraordinary woman. >> thanks, elizabeth. appreciate it. he was one of the most influential voices in rock and roll even though he never even sang a note. neck, remember the life and legacy of dick clark.
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today hollywood is remembering the life and legacy of broadcasting icon dick clark. clark died yesterday after suffering a massive heart attack, and "showbiz tonight" host a.j. hammer is joining us from new york to talk about the love, the outpouring, what celebrities are saying about his impact on their lives. >> yeah, it's huge, suzanne, and everybody we're hearing from is reflecting on what a giant dick clark was. we have gotten reaction to his passing from madonna, barry manilow, michael bloomberg and president obama even put out public statements about dick clark. his influence transcended television and radio, but his impact on the tv we all see
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today, that can't be overstated. i want you to watch with me how ryan seacrest paid tribute to dick clark at the beginning of "american idol" just last night. >> we can't begin tonight's show without acknowledging the passing of a television pioneer and my dear friend, dick clark. [ applause ] without dick, a show like this would not exist. he will be missed greatly. our thoughts and our prayers go out to his family. >> my heart was actually with ryan last night knowing that he had to get on stage and perform just hours after learning that his dear friend had passed away. but that's the only way that dick clark would have wanted it. of course, ryan has long been considered dick clark's successor and rightfully so in terms of his hosting and producing roles. but what really makes dick clark irreplaceable is his role as a pioneer who truly gave people like ryan and me someone to look
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up to for our career paths and someone who, quite frankly, i believe unintentionally brought about this major cultural shift in our country all stemming, suzanne, from his love of pop music and his passion for making great radio and tv. the way it happened because of dick clark, suzanne, is something that only happens once in my mind. >> a.j., thank you so much. great to see you. you have been tweeting and facebooking about your favorite dick clark memories. kelly sha nighter writes on facebook, i love watching him on new year's eve. i grew up watching it for 28 years. new year's eve will not be the same without dick clark. margie says "american bandstand" after school in the '60s. and new year's rocking eve dropping the ball without dick clark will be different. you are missed already. hound mason says i can remember watching "american bandstand" every saturday just to see the dancers. dick clark will always be a great part of growing up. he certainly was.
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keep the conversation going. send me your favorite memories of dick clark. tweet me @suzannemalveaux. don't forget to watch "showbiz tonight" at 11:00 p.m. eastern on hln. they were used for science. now they live in limbo. we're going to take you to chimpanzee island. it was perfec. literally across the street from her sister. [ banker ] but someone else bought it before they could get their offer together. we really missed a great opportunity -- dodged a bullet there. [ banker ] so we talked to them about the wells fargo priority buyer preapproval. it lets people know that you are a serious buyer because you've been credit-approved. we got everything in order so that we can move on the next place we found. which was clear on the other side of town. [ male announcer ] wells fargo. with you when you're ready to move. [ male announcer ] wells fargo. ah, welcome to
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i want to follow breaking news story about a plane that landed in the middle of the gulf of mexico. chaz is joining us with more details about the landing. >> we were speculating.
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we said it is possible that the pilot could still be okay if the plane didn't nose into the water, if it was a soft landing, and in fact now from the coast guard, from the plane that was flying over the plane that went down, the plane did go into the water softly. it did not break up. the nose is in the water. the tail is out of the water. a helicopter is on the way and should be arriving shortly. >> that is good news. last we knew about the pilot was that he was unconscious in the plane. >> correct. >> we still know just unconscious. >> to be honest, if the pilot was at 32,000 feet for a very long time, he may have expired anyway. there is so little oxygen up there. if it was slightly pressurized and just lost some pressure and then came town and landed in the water, the pilot may be in the water and waiting for rescue right now. >> all right. thanks for the update. keep our fingers crossed on this one. in the movies disney is debuting the nature film about a baby chimp in a rain forest in
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the ivory coast. our writer, producer and mom recently visited chimpanzees in neighboring li beer aand is taking us to a remote sanctuary where the former lab animals face an uncertain future. >> it is not planet of the apes, but it is a real life island of the apes. the research chimpanzees were released after years of experimentation. they were brought to this island to live out the rest of their lives far from prodding needles and other painful laboratory tests. this is their sanctuary. >> we have counted about a dozen chimpanzees here. they seemed agitated when we first arrived but now have calmed down considerably and watching us as we watch them. >> not my liberians know about the chimps. we had to travel an hour up river in a rude men try canoe to get here. i am told there are 60 chimps
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roaming free on sifrl carefully selected islands and humans better watch out. it was my daughter who insisted i come here. >> i have to be honest. i have the same fear i had when i first came to this very island. >> this may help explain why the chimps don't like people. they lived in these cages while researchers conducted pioneering studies of hepatitis over two decades. liberian authorities say the research led to a solvent detergent used to cleanse blood of viruss and ironically it was the bloodshed in li beer athat freed the chimps. years of civil war forced the blood center to shut down the facility and now the future of the animals may be in jeopardy. they're demanding compensation from the new york blood center for research carried out here during the 1980s. some of that money would be used to continue feeding the chimps for the rest of their lives. food is the one thing they rely on humans for even those unwanted visitors. >> we learn if you don't throw
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food at the chimpanzees they will throw rocks at you. we brought plenty of bananas for them. >> they can count on food from the few visitors that ent have sure out here, but with the liberian government and the new york blood center in arbitration, the long-term care of the chimps is in question. >> brenda bush joins us now. brenda, you are just an amazing member of the team. this is like a vacation. i love this. were you scared at all? >> scared to death. and the fear started right from the before we even left the shore. >> really? >> yeah. that canoe is hand carved. i am not an adventurer. >> this seems like a really humane way of retiring the chimps. do we know if this is a long-term thing, that they are going to be protected. >> that's the question. right now the new york blood center is in charge of feeding these chimpanzees. however, the new york blood center is being sued.
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they have told the liberian government that they can't even afford to keep feeding the chimps. my sources say they indicated they don't have the money. the liberian government is poor. they can't afford to feed the chimps either. it is really not known yet what will happen, how these chimps will be cared for for the rest of their lives and they contributed so much to humans. >> you and i talk about how these are different than the chimps you expect from the ones in the movie or the zoo. how so. >> that was why i was scared, not only getting there in the carved out canoe but these chimps are big. you are used to seeing the chimpanzees that are cute and you want to cuddle them and that was not the case on these farmington river chimps. also, you're so close to them. you're like ten feet, you know, at the most and you're in this little canoe, and the chimps are going wild and they're making all of this noise and your mind is telling you chimpanzees don't like water. they typically don't swim, so
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they're safe on this island, but your heart is pounding out of your chest and you're like, oh, my goodness. >> thank you so much for bringing us a slice of life and going back to your home country. really, excellent stories. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> i appreciate it. >> you might not know this about brenda. she is not only a great journalist, she is a working mom, five kids. we saw the little piece there. we want to hear from you what you think about the balancing act of being a parent and a provider. up next. ♪ ♪ wow... ♪ [ female announcer ] sometimes, all you need is the smooth, creamy taste of werther's original caramel to remind you that you're someone very special. ♪ werther's original caramels. if you want a luxury car with a standard power moonroof,
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on going political debate over working moms versus stay at home moms, something everybody can weigh in, a conversation that generates a lot of passion. either way, being aa mom is a lot of hard work. today decided to focus on the moms that work with me on my team. we sent the cameras to the home of my producers and writers and these are courageous and wonderful women. they allowed us to take a look at how they juggle motherhood as well as careers. we're focusing on you as well the viewers. we ask you to tell us what is the toughest and the most satisfying thing about being a mom. so here is what you told us. janet tweeted i loved your piece on cnn working mothers. i was excited to go back to work after eight weeks and then cried all the way to the office. teaching my little humans life lessons, that took me 38 years to learn. most satisfying is when my five-year-old says don't worry, mommy, i am here for you and i
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won't let you down. where did he learn this? wow. tweet me and we can get your thoughts. like me on facebook. newsroom conditions right now with brooke baldwin. >> suzanne, thank you so much. here we go. i am brooke baldwin. catching up on everything making news this hour. rapid fire. let's begin. first up the statement that won't start any argument here, there will never be another pat summit. she can counted the presidential medal of freedom that the white house made official among her honors. the ladies head basketball coach retires officially today. summit is the winnings basketball coach in all of college history. i am touking 1,098 victories, 5e89 national titles and sadly a diagnosis of alzheimer's. i can tell you i have loved my work at the university of
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tennessee. it has been awesome. i can say for almost four decades it has been a privilege to make an impact on the lives of 161 women who have worn orange. i am so proud of them, the lady student athletes. >> her long time assistant coach holly warlick will be taking over and we'll have more later including hearing from a former player and also this. minutes ago in tampa another rally for the unarmed florida teenager shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer. that was late february. emotions, more than a month later, still very raw. george zimmerman is charged with second degree murder. he claims self-defense. now florida's gun law may change because of what happened that night. here is the governor. >> i am a firm supporter of the
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second amendment. i also want to make sure that we do not rush to conclusions about the stand your ground law or any other laws in our state. we look forward to hearing from the citizens of our state about their concerns and recommendations for keeping our state safe. >> this led to a serious problem in kansas. the manhunt is revving up for a convicted murder and another inmate happening right now. in all, four got away from a county jail. this is minneapolis, kansas, after they were transferred from a state prison apparently over crowded and police did catch one almost immediately and the father of the second prisoner persuaded him to surrender. two are still on the lamb. it isn't easy to listen to, a social worker's desperate call to save two children in a burning home >> how long will it be. >> i don't know. this he have to respond to life-threatening situations first. the first available deputy. >> this could be life-threatening. he went to court on wednesday
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and he didn't get his kids back. this is really -- i am afraid for their lives. >> tough to listen to. now we know the 911 dispatcher that took that call has been reprimanded for taking too long to help. you can hear why inside that home. josh powell, the utah man suspected in the disappearance of his wife and two season sons, and the social worker brought the children for a court ordered visit and had no idea powell was intending on murdering them and committing suicide in the process. joseph coney is running out of places to hide and some senators are on the hunt. the war lord is wanted by the international criminal court for brutalizing many people and now the likes of senator john isaacson of georgia speaking out saying his days are numbered. the senator says the arrest will be a good day for africa. india launching a long range intercontinental ba lis particulars missile capable of carrying a nuk dl e.
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>> this was just a test launch and a huge success according to indian officials. they say the blast off and flight went precisely as planned. the missile reportedly has a 3,000 mile range. right now only five countries have icbns. here is something you rarely see in iran. look at this. see the person and all of those people around the car surrounded by a sea of noisy people is mahmoud ahmadinejad, leader of the country, and many are complaining the iranian president they're hungry and just some wanted to shake his hand. happened as he was driving in this motorcade. the president later posted pictures of happy waving supporters there. the white house releases a photo of president obama reflecting on a civil rights icon. look at this. this is the president sitting on a vintage bus, the very alabama bus on which rosa parks took her
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historic stand by refusing to give up her seat to a white man and move to the back of the bus. the president later told campaign donors he, quote, sat there for a moment and pondered the courage and ten nasty of those that insisted on their share of the american dream. after 148 million miles of travel, discovery lands at its permanent home. ♪ >> america's longest serving shuttle, now the premier attraction at a smithsonian national air and space museum. its arrival just this morning kicks off the four-day celebration. nong the greeters, john glen, former senator and astronaut to fly on board the shuttle. we have a lot more in the next two hours. watch this. a teenaged girl goes missing and suddenly she is spotted in a cell phone video that goes viral. in it police say a group of boys and young men rape her and laugh. i am brooke baldwin.
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breaking news out of new york city. we're talking lower manhattan. take a look at the aerials. the fbi there. police, several dozen in all, reportedly digging into the floor of a basement searching for something, quite possibly human remains. the building is lower manhattan, steps away from the former home of ayton paetz, six years old when he disappeared in 1979. do you remember the story? he was missing 33 years, officially declared dead in 2001. this young boy was one of the very first missing children whose likeness appeared on a milk carton. susan is on the scene there in lower manhattan with a little bit more. susan, to start with what do you know, what are you seeing and do we know are they looking for the remains of aton paetz? >> that is what they're looking
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for. the question is will they find it at this location. it is quite a scene out here. it is led by the fbi with help from the new york police department. the fbi leading the investigation because years ago it was suspected that little boy had been kidnapped may have crossed state lines and possibly left the country and that's why the fbi is leading the scene here. the district attorney's office got a search warrant and right now the fbi is leading a team of experts that are down in the basement of that red brick building that you can see over my shoulder. they're about to start using jack hammers to start digging up the cement floor and look into the walls to see whether they can find any indication that that little boy may have been killed there or his body may have been disposed there. here is what the police spokesman is saying. >> we're looking for human remains, clothing or other
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personal effects of etan patz in trying to find out where he disappeared, why he disappeared and where. >> give you an idea where we're standing and where the boy disappeared and why this is an important spot. he used to live in an apartment with his parents about half block or so down in this direction. he was walking toward a bus stop about the same distance in this direction, so this was in the path where he was walking to school that day. the first home that he had asked his parents -- the first time he asked his parents if he could walk by himself. police tell me they did look at this building at the time. they don't have specific information about what they did at that time. again, the basement is vacant. there was a business in the first floor at that time, and we are told also at that time from a law enforcement source that that basement area was some place where people were known to have sex, not prostitutes, but he were this known to get
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together and have sex in the basement or in that area. >> you are confirming that. let me jump in. >> whether that is important, we don't know. >> "new york times" and obviously you're confirming that with your sources saying in this basement there was a wood shop at the time when he was a little boy and it was an area known for sexual liaisons and so perhaps that could be a connection. >> it could be. they're not revealing exactly what it was and they may have said more in the search warrant. that's under seal right now. this attracted quite a crowd as you can imagine and they're planning on being here for five straight days and working around the clock to cover every inch of that basement space which measures about 13 by 62 feet. they have a lot of work ahead of them. >> they're about to begin the jackhammering process, going underneath the cinderblock within the dry wall looking possibly for remains and you mentioned there is a crowd in the soho area.
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do therm the case from 33 years ago? what are people saying? >> oh, a lot of people remember it. they're shocked when they hear that now they're looking at this same area again. when this happened at that time, i am told, wasn't here at the time, but people said they were afraid to walk outside with their children or leave their children out of their sight and certainly not allow them to walk to school by themselves after this happened, and, brooke, if you look over my shoulder, you might be able to make out the blue tent. that is where the fbi has set up protection so that if they find evidence from that basement area and bring it outside, it will be kept from public view. >> okay. >> this is considered a possible crime scene. they don't know whether they will find anything yet. they sure hope they will be able to bring closure to the parents who were informed, i am told, before the search began. >> the next five days working 24 hours around the clock looking for remains.
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let us know if you learn more details. also, let's talk about ted nugent and his remarks about what will happen if president obama gets re-elected. that has the secret service interviewing the i think isser today. we'll take you live to oklahoma. a little more on that meeting when we come back. that's why we developed bayer advanced aspirin with micro particles. now we're challenging you to put it to the test. visit to get your free bottle. and here's what we did today: supported nearly 3 million steady jobs across our country... ... scientists, technicians, engineers, machinists... ... adding nearly 400 billion dollars to our economy... we're at work providing power to almost a quarter of our homes and businesses... ... and giving us cleaner rides to work and school... and tomorrow, we could do even more. cleaner, domestic, abundant and creating jobs now. we're america's natural gas. the smarter power, today. learn more at
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rocker ted nugent meeting with the secret service today. they want to talk to him about his angry comments aimed at the president during the nra convention last weekend and the critics say some sounded threatening, violent under tones. in case you didn't hear is, here is part of what ted nugent said. >> if you want more of those kinds of evil, anti-american people in the supreme court, then don't get involved and let
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obama take office again. i tell you this right now. if barack obama becomes the president in november, again, i will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. >> dead or in jail, he says, and in oklahoma covering this meeting between ted nugent, secret service, and, ed, what do you know about the meeting? what kind of trouble could he be in? >> we're trying to snap around on that as we speak. we're in ardmore, oklahoma, at this concert hall that fits about 3,000 people. his band is inside starting the sound check. they have a concert coming up tonight. we have seen no signs of ted nugent. we're trying to talk to his folks here and figure out if that meeting is indeed going on now. we understand that it is supposed to be going on somewhere here in the ardmore area if not here at this concert venue sometime today before tonight's concert and whether or not ted nugent will talk about that meeting afterwards and we'll wait and see.
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the secret service is saying that it will have nothing to say, won't provide any detail or information as to what goes on in that meeting, so what they're thinking isn't exactly clear and we're not expecting to get any details from them, brooke. >> i guess sort of difficult to snoop around when it comes to the secret service. big picture here, we know, ted nugent is a member of the n.r.a. we saw mitt romney speaking at the annual convention in st. louis last friday. earlier in the week mitt romney distanced himself from the comments from ted nugent. do we know if camp romney has said anything since or even the n.r.a.? >> i think you saw a lot of at least from mitt romney as you mentioned distancing himself and there is also a great deal of people who look up and admire ted nugent and follow him closely and what he has to say, and he also has a large number of critics out there as well. as far as he has been saying, he is not backing down from his comments. he's had several chances to do that, doesn't seem like he is intending to do that in any way. we'll see if the chat with the
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secret service changes that in any way and whether or not he will talk again about this issue here at some point today. he's had chances to back away from that. the comments were vague enough and left you thinking what exactly was he trying to say? what was he meaning through all of that and perhaps that's one of the reasons the secret service wanted to come out here and peek speak with him to get back to what exactly he was trying to say and he did go onto say in the interview as well and in the talk that he wasn't capable of harming anyone, causing any violence towards anyone, but obviously the secret service very concerned about what others might do because of those statements and that's one of the things that they would probably question him about. >> let us know if you see him. thank you. >> kids and cool cars. they go together. now one mother is raising the red flag when it comes to an alleged child molester on a pit crew. we're talking that story next. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro.
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here is a perfect example as to why parents shouldn't think twice about snooping into what your kids are up to online. take a good look at this guy. this is joel alexander, 35, from snow snowish, washington and they arrested him sunday in a bathroom in a public park. the officers say alexander came there to meet up with what he thought was going to be an 11-year-old boy to have sex. good thing the 11-year-old's mother monitored her son's facebook account and that's where she found he was talking with an older guy. she thought the chat was inappropriate. she picked up the phone and called police and they continued the chat with alexander and the police pretending to be the boy and which led them to the bathroom in the park and the arrest. listen to this. >> we believe based on conversations with the suspect and evidence we have upcovered since the arrest, that there are
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additional victims out there. >> additional victims. there are more. alexander is a level 2 sex offender which means he has been caught and convicted before and this is what's such a huge concern to authorities right now. alexander worked for a sprint car pit crew. he travels to races across the northwest. kids come up to the crews. they want pictures. they want autographs. they want to meet the guys behind the fast cars. here again, washington state police. >> he groomed these boys for the intent of violating them. >> for now alexander remains in jail on a million dollar bail and the 11-year-old's mother is thankful she did that snooping. listen closely to her voice when she talks about how close her son came. >> he came 200 miles to meet with what he thought was my son and ended up running into detectives who detained him. however, what if i had never seen this message, then all of
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my son's innocence would have been lost for a lifetime. >> sounds like her son has plenty to be thankful for as well. join me tomorrow when todd bridges talks to me about protecting kids from pedophiles and the big brother on the tv show different strokes, he has his own story of abuse to tell as he pushes for the new piece of legislation to help child actors today. todd bridges joins me live on tv on this show tomorrow. a legendary coach says she is honored her lady values have grown up to be successful amazing women. she officially retires and challenges fans to support her replacement. from the early days of american band stand, rocking new year's eve, dick clark did it all. we'll look back. earth day is this sunday. reminder to awe if you enjoy the blue waters, you should be green when you go boating. dave roth shows us how.
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>> going to be fabulous. it is a little chilly this morning. it is going to heat up fast. you ask my wife what i do now and she will tell you nothing. my name is ronnie shafer. i live in edge water, maryland. i have been down here for 25 years. >> we're looking for striped bass. it is about the only thing we'll catch, hopefully large striped bass. >> we have about just under 200,000 registered boats in maryland, a lot of boats. >> my kids learned to water ski right in here. >> you have your novice boaters. you have your family boaters, sailors, power boaters, and really experienced cruisers, fishermen. >> it is a huge fish. >> clean boating and all that we do within the watershed be it at home or anywhere else, it all goes down the stream and if you enjoy what comes out of the water, you need to care about what goes in the water. i think a very common thing if you have to fuel up your boat,
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don't top it off. fuel expands when it heats up. a lot of times it is coming from a cold underground tank and hits the warm boat and it will keep expanding. >> have a good day, guys. >> and it leaks out. >> it is very, very sad to come out here and see plastic bags. >> plastic won't degrade in my lifetime or anybody's lifetime here today. >> what is that floating? >> try not to generate so much trash. put stuff in reusable plastic containers or glass containers and things that you can reuse so you don't have trash anyway. boaters use antifoul ant paints and there are great new e-paints and environmental paints and greener paints. >> it has econea instead of regular copper that controls the barnicles and stuff like that. >> when you clean your body, it is real simple. if you wouldn't put it in a fish tank, don't hose it off the side of the boat. if you hose it off and you have
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the wrong soap on there, you be be harming the aquatic life and you may not be able to see. >> that's a big fish. >> nice fish. >> all of these things add up and it may seem like i am doing one little thing with a great big bay, but it is a lot of little things. >> without clean water there is no boating. there is no marinas. people don't want to go out and enjoy it if they can't catch a fish or swim. that whole industry could go away. it is really important to take care of it. everything that i've gained in life
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has been because of the teachers and the education that i had. they're just part of who i am. she convinced me that there was no limit to what we could learn. i don't think i'd be here today had i not had a wonderful science teacher. a teacher can make a huge difference in a child's life. he would never give up on any of us. thank you dr. newfield. you had a big impact on me.
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my pleasure to welcome the alabama crimson tide back to the white house. and congratulate them on winning their 14th national championship, their second in
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three years. roll tide. >> roll tide indeed at the white house. you're looking at live pictures of the president flanked by the chance or from the university of alabama. a lot of red as he is welcoming the alabama football team, the crimson tide in case you don't know won the bowl championship series. this was in january, of course, the 14th national championship for alabama and did you know the team actually got the rings just this past monday and got this trophy, a beautiful, $30,000 waterford crystal trophy. there it was. apparently one of the players dad's knocked it over. that shattered. at least they're at the white house. president obama will recognize the alabama team forgiving back to the city of tuscaloosa after the horrendous tornado ripped through the area last april. and from football to basketball. she won more games than any other men's or women's coach in college basketball history. now facing the biggest challenge
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of her own life off the court, pat summit is calling it quits. earlier cnn broke the news the white house is awarding her the highest civilian honor. they'll give her the presidential medal of freedom and her time as head coach for the university of tennessee lady vols will go down in history. in 38 years they led thoem to 1,100 wins and eight national championships. eight months ago she revealed she has early on set alzheimer's and says the time has come for her to step aside. >> i have loved my work at the university of tennessee. it has been awesome. i can say for almost four decades it has been a privilege to make an impact on the lives of 161 women who have worn the orange. >> her players, past and present, are intensely loyal to her. let me run through a couple of
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tweets we're seeing here. from candice parker, a forward for the l.a. sparks, four years removed from ut, i still hear parker rebound in my head during games. once a lady vol, always a lady vol. nikki sweets pat summit is a special person. i am so grateful for you in my are life and everything you have taught me. >> another former player is on the phone with us from turkey. i don't know if this is your vacation before you head home and join the wnba. we appreciate you calling in. i know the new york liberty drafted you two days ago. huge congrats on that. can you tell me first how much credit you give to coach summitt for your obvious successes? >> obviously i live a lot of credit to coach because she helped me grow not only playing as a young lady and she is justin instilled so much
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discipline myself and former lady vols former and present and i just know i am a better person because of her. >> a better person and to that point i ran through the amazing stats on the court, off the court. a lot of people may not realize in terms of graduation rate here the coach has a 100% graduation rate for the lady vols. tell me more about who she is as a person with the coach hat off. >> well, like i said, she is definitely a mother figure to all of us, and one particular instance i remember is a few times she's asked me do i need to stay back from going on a away trip to a game to go to class, not because i am failing or anything because because we miss as athletes, student athletes, miss a fairly good amount of classes, and she knows, she knew i needed these classes to graduate and she wanted me to continue to do well in them and would ask me, do i need to stay back and i must
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admit i was shocked. i don't know how many coaches who actually say that to a player, you can stay away from a game and go to class because i know you need it, and i would say, yes, because i definitely need to go and it would show that to my teachers that i am not just trying to get over, really i am actually trying to learn and do well in your class. >> you are an athlete and student as well and she saw that as a priority. i know you just graduated in 2011. what kind of role does the coach have from after graduation, does she say, hey, keep in touch with me? what was it she said to you? >> definitely. she wants to keep in touch with all the players and know how we're doing in life in general and whether we're still playing basketball or not, and like she is our family. she is our extended family and truly loves us, and i know my family loves her. >> kelly, how did you find out she has alzheimer's? >> i was actually at home and
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one of the girls on the team texted me, and it was heartbreaking and just i know telling my mom, she cried a little bit, and it is so sad to have somebody like that and to go through that and pat is the type of approximate earn that doesn't want your pity. she is strong inside and out. she says she is going to fight through it, and i believe her. >> so not only were you shocked and i am sure emotional over the news but your mother, your mother cried when she heard about the coach. >> yes. that's how close we are. >> wow. kelly cain, thank you for calling in all the way from turkey. good luck. good luck with wnba. we'll be watching. thank you, kelly. >> thank you. >> just ahead, an american trucker arrest and had held in mexico. his truck allegedly carrying more than 200,000 rounds of ammunition. was the trucker there because of a wrong turn? that's next. ♪
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1stz. a u.s. truck driver sitting in prison in juarez, mexico. here is what we know. our affiliate kcia is reporting that this driver from the dallas area is being held by mexican authorities after crossing the board carrying 2,000 pounds of ammunition in his truck. mexican authorities say they told him they had to inspect the vehicle where they discovered the ammunition, seized it, and
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arrested bogan. his boss says he simply took a wrong turn leaving el paso on a one-way bridge straight to mexican border and they say customs waived the truck through and told him to make a u-turn. he is being held for 48 hours by authorities as they decide whether or not to press charges. kvia is reporting an american console visited bogan, reports he is frightened and unharmed. we'll keep you updated as we learn more about his status. multiple sclerosis, oftentimes hits middle aged women. noah shahbib is a young man that produced music and now he is on a mission to teach his generation about the disease. sanjay gupta has the story in today's human factor. >> noah shahbib doesn't miss a
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beat. or a chance to perform. >> i am your best friend, remember? >> his life in show biz began on tv as a child actor including an episode of tv's goose bumps and the cult classic film the virgin suicides. >> i told you she had a capped tooth. >> for teenaged years it was music that proved to be his true calling. >> everyone in the studio fell asleep and would make up in the morning and i would still be sitting in front of the computer. they started calling me 40 days and 40 nights because i didn't sleep. >> as a go-to sound engineer in toronto, 40 soon attracted the aattention of hip hop up and comer drake. now a grammy nominated recording artist. >> we worked together for a couple days in the studio, i think. i charged him a little bit of money and by the third day we sort of agreed that we were going to take over the world together. >> then a monumental setback. 40 found himself celebrating his 22nd birthday in the hospital.
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>> i woke up one day and all the temperature in my body was distorted. the sense of hot and cold and what it meant to my brain was very confusing thing. >> the diagnosis, multiple sclerosis. 40 spent the next two years trying to get back on his feet. two years later another setback for the family. noah's mom was also diagnosed with ms which is not directly inherited. >> i have this disease. i am going to live with t i am going to win with it and my story will be that much better when i get there. >> today he is there. right there. on a massive electronic billboard in new york city's time scare. he is in a campaign for the national m.s. society. >> as long as i am on my feet i will continue to run until somebody stops me. >> great story. thank you. this spring many of are you climbing back on your bicycles and this weekend on sanjay gupta
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will look at the rules of the road. tune in saturday and sunday morning 7:30 eastern time. mitt romney, he is considering who should be his running mate and lori borger has her thoughts in the cnn op ed as to who it should be or shouldn't be next. so who ordered the cereal that can help lower cholesterol and who ordered the yummy cereal? yummy. [ woman ] lower cholesterol. [ man 2 ] yummy. i got that wrong didn't i? [ male announcer ] want great taste and whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol? honey nut cheerios.
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the republicans have decided on mitt romney, romney has the decision everyone will be watching. who will be his vice presidential nominee? the latest poll puts condoleezza rice at the top followed by rick
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santorum, chris christie, tied with marco rubio for third and while we don't know who will win the vp states, it is likely he is learning from the past. gloria joins me now and writes the article today. i want to quote her. she says she writes, quote, it is worth mentioning the the romney campaign faces deficits that plagued mccain and it will be easy to pull a palin circ a2012. is won't and shouldn't happen that way. how does mitt romney not to quote you pull a palin? >> he is not going to pull a palin because they learned from history and also he is not john mccain. his campaign is not as chaotic and dysfunctional as the john mccain campaign was at this point. when you think of john mccain, you think of the sort of fearless, risk averse fighter pilot, right?
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then you have mitt romney. mitt romney is more comfortable in front of a spreadsheet in a conference room somewhere, financial analyst, and that's not the kind of choice he is going to make. he is not likely to make that hail mary pass and by the way, while there are similarities to the problems the campaign suffered, 2012 is not 2008 which means that they're going to be at financial parody. they will be able to raise an awful lot of money. they're running against an incumbent president in a bad economy. they do have some advantages so they may not seem as desperate as the mccain campaign was. >> ultimately what does it come down to in the end? >> it comes down to mitt romney's comfort level, sure. the first rule of picking a vice president, do no harm. maybe help you a little bit. maybe help you win a state, an important battle ground state like florida or ohio. maybe be a good balance for you,
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the way joe biden might be for president obama. in the end it comes down to the comfort level of the candidate and i also believe because of sarah palin and the questions, the real questions, and the legitimate questions about her qualifications, the american public now is going to look at a vice presidential candidate and say, you know what, could that person become president in a minute? >> right. that's obviously one of the priorities as this entire romney camp looks to are that person. we showed the cnn poll and saw condoleezza rice and rick santorum and i was reading the ticker and they're saying, no, marco rubio is beating back the rumors. who do you think? who do you think? put you on the spot. >> i tell you what, i don't think it is going to be somebody who is just famous like condoleezza rice, okay. i think her name is up there in the poll because people know who she is and like her and she is a
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woman and she is smart and everything else. i do think mitt romney is going to look at this very analytically and going to say, okay, could somebody like a senator rob portman of ohio help me win the state of ohio which republicans need to win if they're going to win the presidency. could marco rubio help me with his hispanic voters and also in the state of florida? >> even though marco rubio is saying no, no, no, he could say yes, yes, yes. >> and by the way, all of the no, no, nos, people doing the search put to one side. they understand that. in the end, i think mitt romney is going to say i am not going to make this sarah palin mistake. i am going to look for somebody who is qualified to become president, somebody i am comfortable with, somebody i believe could be a really trusted advisor of mine, but i do believe it is going to end up being somebody more well known, more sort of stable in a way,
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you know, somebody people understand where they're coming from. i don't think it is going to be a shock or a surprise. >> no hail marys. >> no, no hail marys. >> we shall see. >> not from the romney team. >> always a pleasure. thank you. coming up, the vat can says 50,000 nuns need to symptom what they're doing or maybe what they're not saying. they say the group is pushing radical feminist themes. we'll talk to one of these nuns next hour. and we want this hair color to be party ready. let's get some dimensional color. now!? what if it comes out wrong? [ gigi ] nice 'n easy gets your right color every time. guaranteed. in one step get tones and highlights for a gorgeous result. now, go party! surprise! surprise! surprise! surprise! i had no idea. [ gigi ] nice 'n easy. available in original or award winning foam from the color experts at clairol.
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did you know this? act or richard gooer has a new project he is unveiling and you're invited to visit along with our own richard quest. >> 40 miles outside the bustle of new york city is the calm and peace of the bedford post inn. here the act or richard gere and his wife almost by accident found they owned a hotel. >> we all had this ambition, dream, whatever you want to call it that we know we would start a b & b some day. >> i never had one. i still don't. >> it is an english thing, i think. >> it is. >> all right. >> you did, too. >> a faulty, faulty towers dream. >> so why did you do it?
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>> it was a beautiful old building, and it was just heartbreaking to see this thing fall apart. >> you admitted you didn't know what you were doing. >> it is like child birth. you don't know until you know, but you don't really know until it happens. >> we had traveled enough and we had stayed in enough beautiful places and hotels that we knew what we liked, what we just did it by what we liked. >> what was your idea in here? >> just to make it sort of like -- >> sex basically. >> sex. >> every choice we made was about sex. >> no, about making it like somebody's living room. >> we need to do the test. >> oh. >> what are you suggesting? >> sex. >> back to the sex. yes. >> she is obsessed. >> are you a mettler? >> no, absolutely not.
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>> not a mettler, the more of a control freak. >> she said no in the beginning. she said absolutely not. >> absolutely not of the it was a crazy thought and to take it all on, and then as i recall richard had to go off and shoot three movies. >> here we go. >> i am going to keep walking now. >> i had to pay for this. >> leave him alone. so he basically abandoned you. >> he basically abandoned me. >> thank you, richard. thank you very much. >> how much is the give factor a factor in its success? >> i think clearly the fact that we were doing this gave it some focus and note rye at this. >> you're not guaranteed to see richard when you come to the site. >> guaranteed i will be here and picking up your bags from the car to your room. >> no. the most challenging part has been finding really strong
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employees. it is about the people. it is about the people that like to serve other people. it is a gift. >> when does the bedford post rest. >> this is it. read my lips. no more taxes. it won't happen. >> you never know. you never know. ♪ >> it has been nearly 24 hours since we learned of the passing of dick clark. he died of a heart attack at the age of 82 when his heir apparent on new years rocking eve says i am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend dick clark. he has been one of the greatest influences in my life. joan rivers took to twitter and tweeted this, sad to hear about dick clark. what a great life. what a great career. relevant until the end. he will be missed. and kareen winter takes a look back at clark's incredible career. ♪ >> he was known as the world's
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oldest teenager, dick clark beginning his career on the weekly dance party that would later be known as "american bandstand" in philadelphia in 1956. the show became a national and later an international sensation after it was picked up by abc one year later. ♪ >> in spite of racial attitudes at the time clark was a pioneer in promoting african-american artists including percent i sledge, the silhouettes, the supremes, and gladys knight and the pips and an appearance on the "american bandstand" launched many a career and from jerry lee lewis to janet jackson, they all wanted dick clark to give their record a spin. >> if you look at the history of "american bandstand," it covers everything from popular music back to the big band days when we started in 1952 and it was very como and eddie fisher and
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four as and so forth through the rock and roll period, country music, rhythm and blues, rap, heavy metal, it is everything. >> music wasn't his only beat. he proved a prolific businessman and television icon hosting the game show the $25,000 pyramid, tv's bloopers and practical jokes and of course the annual new years rocking eve broadcast. he turned the dick clark productions into a multi-million dollar media empire. >> there will be surprises along the way. >> he created the american music awards in 1987 as a rival to the grammys. he also had a hand in the global fund raising live aid and in the grassroots farm aid. he was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame in 1993. >> a nice beat. you said the magic word. >> from the early days of rock to the present, dick clark had a way of bringing us the tunes that had a good beat or easy to