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cry with stories about his dysfunctional childhood. the importance of being thin and running with citizen sorescisso award-winning awer this augusten burroughs with his new book and why his take of same-sex marriage is a civil rights issue. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. it's 10:00 on the east coast, 7:00 on the west coast. a lot to tell you about this morning, so let's get straight to the news. we're keeping an eye on liberty university this morning. that is because mitt romney is giving the commencement speech at the evangelical school. liberty, of course, is the school founded, of course, by television evangelist jerry f l falwell. romney's camp says there won't be any policy mixed into the speech. instead it will be personal
stories and some lessons. rick santorum has a message for mitt romney. use same-sex marriage as a weapon. santorum who just endorsed romney earlier this week spoke at an event last night in arkansas. he's telling romney to, quote, step up and get in touch with value voters. he hear here's part of the message. this is a very important weapon, if you will, for governor romney if he's willing to step up and take advantage of a president who is very much out of touch with the values of america. that's a quote. the big bank now faces a credit downgrade much like the one the country got last year. the bank's ceo jamie dimon admitted it was a major mistake by the bank. many expected a harsh reaction by wall street. shares dropped around 10% but the market as a whole, well, it was pretty quiet. three more people have been taken into custody for allegedly
helping adam mayes evade police. he killed himself in the woods near alpine, mississippi, earlier this week as soon as police closed in on him. next to him at the time were the two sisters he had with him after killing their mother and older sister. the girls are still shaken. here's mayes' brother. >> we don't plan on claiming the body. that's just how we feel. everyone directly involved with adam pretty much lived in fear. >> mayes a smayes' wife has bee with two counts of murder in the case. marissa alexander's defense was florida stand your ground law but the judge ruled the law didn't fire, firing a warning shot to supposedly scare off her abusive husband. there were two kids in the house at the time. that led to three charges. the jury convicted alexander
after only 12 minutes of dedeliberatid deliberation. more than 7,000 burdens have turned up dead in south america. officials say in peru alone 7,000 and 2,300 in chile. it's believed they're sticking around to feast on the influx of fish from peru and that is causing them to get caught up in the fishing nets. and reynolds is joining me now with really the week's coolest discovery. >> this is an amazing story. we're talking about a world war ii fighter aircraft found in the sahara. take a look at this. this is a p-40 kitty hawk. made and designed in buffalo, new york. these were actually shipped over to england. england used them.
the royal air force used them to fight the german air force. this is amazing that it's in such pristine condition. it's been sitting basically in the desert for decades and decades. what happened to the pilot, we have no idea. it's one of mysteries. because it's in relatively good condition, he survived. crash landing but they have no idea what happened to him. even the glass still intact on the aircraft. it's interesting. what is kind of sad though is that the battery was removed from the aircraft. there are a few pieces here and there were removed that give a little bit of evidence that he survived is and not only did he try to survive but fix the aircraft and leerchlt 24 years old. more than likely perished in the desert. >> goes back to 1942. >> yes. >> that's a great discovery. >> absolutely. >> don't go too far. we have things to show you including the discovery of the
oldest mayan calendar. >> it's got a lot of people creeped out. haven't we been talking about the mayan calendar forever? >> the good news the world is not going to end at least this year. take a breather, chill out, relax, get another cup of coffee. >> see you in a little bit. >> all right. ever read a book that is so up front and almost brutally honest you can't put it down? you're going to meet the author of the title of one of these books. ♪
has since been made into a popular film. the true story is about being raised by his psychotic suicidal mother and being the victim of relentless bullies. it's told in such a way that even though you know you should be crying, many times you can't stop laughing. in his new book "this is how," he writes about how he know he was gay since his preteen years. he office some, let's say, untraditional advice. agusten burroughs in studio. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> you can see all my folded pages here. >> i do. >> that's how well i read it. we're going to talk about it in a moment. but we want to talk about something that's obviously been in the news this week. as a gay man who has found love and i understand you're engaged. i'm curious. i want to get your take on president obama's new stance on gay marriage saying that he now approves it. >> you know, i think it's a great thing. think it's a real positive move.
i eels always seen it as a human rights issue or a civil rights issue. i don't think we can place more importance on any institution than on an individual, so that's why i've never really believed that gay marriage should be left up to the voters. >> do you thing this is genuine? i'm not sure you saw his interview, or in part a political tool? >> i don't know. i would imagine it's genuine. i don't know why. he's a sophisticated modern guy. i would think it's genuine. but i'm sure it's also politi l politically handy. >> there are those that are for obama but against same-sex marriage. what do you think. >> it doesn't surprise me. i always loved him since the first time he was on television when he spoke in long complete sentences. who has ever seen that with
someone running for office. it was amazing. it was like, you know, that was it. i just became a fan. >> last hour we also spoke with emily sal yers of the indigo girls and we asked her if this has gone far enough, should he have done more. he's done a lot but should the president have taken it a step further, maybe not leaving it up to the states. she said what he's done right now is enough for today. it's enough for now. do you agree with that? >> i do agree with that. i can't even begin to speculate on how difficult a job it would be to be president, and you can't anything, let alone of that magnitude overnight. so it is a big step. it is a big step, even if it's a single step. >> you hope to be married one day. >> yeah. i mean i was joking with my partner that i really wanted to be married so we could go the next day and get divorced but he didn't think that was funny. >> i'm sure he didn't think that
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welcome back. i'm joined once again by awe gus ten burroughs, author of the sel self-help book called "this is how." what made you dive into the world of self-help? >> i was excited by the opportunity to sort of share what i learned through, you know, surviving so many things from so young with people. i mean the number one question probably that i get asked when i'm away on tour is how did you survive, you know, and then it's fill in the blank, alcoholism, neglect, what have you. i wanted to answer that question. i didn't have parents.
i mean my parents were sort of dysfunctional and out of the picture. i didn't have adults in my life to solve my issues. i had to solve them myself. those tools can be useful for other people when they want to solve their own problem. >> you give advice for just about anything. >> whatever ails you. >> exactly. you give advice for shyness, fatness, grief, alcoholism. but the tone in your book, i wasn't sure -- it was very sincere, but it's also snarky. >> i'm enphatic. i want people to really understand what i'm saying. you may think you know the truth. you may think, but you know what? knock a little harder with your hammer because you've got to get through what you believe is true into the deeper truth because we've all grown up with so many assumptions. so many kids grow up with the thought to believe i can't do that, i'm not smart enough, so they discount entire options or worse, clinging to a dream,
which they maybe don't actually have the talent to do, and, you know, that's -- when anybody wins, you know, the tonys or the grammys and they stand up there and say this is for you, when you have a dream, never let go of it. i always think don't tell them that. have you ever seen the youtube videos they do of your song? sometimes a dream gets in the way of a really great actually life you could have. >> it's so interesting because you're not a therapist. >> i'm the opposite. >> and the book is so empowering. one of the chapter thags really struck me was called "how to end your life." you go back to the moment from when you were weighing the pros and cons of whether you wanted to commit suicide. what you found was you didn't want to kill yourself. you wanted to end your life. >> i was so deeply unhappy with my life and i didn't see any option for when i got out of this childhood, so i have to kill myself. but when i thought about it deeper, deeper, i realized
that's not going to have the effect i want. first of all, i'm not going to be around to enjoy the punishment that this inflicts on those i love, you know, which is part of it. but mostly i'm not going to have that peace and releechltiefreli. it doesn't release you. it add as new layer of sort of horror, you know, or discomfort or depression you already have. i realized it's not that i want to kill myself. it's that i want to end my life. >> the life you were living then. >> step outside of it completely. >> i did. i changed my name when i was 18, i moved across the country from boston to california. i mean i didn't outrun my past but i did feel, wow, i am starting over. >> you have had, as you mentioned a little bit there, but one of the most difficult and dysfunctional childhoods ever. you were abandoned by your mother, moved in with your therapist, raped as a child, a caretaker for your suicidal
mother, you were abused by your father. looking back as an adult and for anybody who might be watching today, how did you get through it? what would be your survival mechanism that you turned to that somebody could maybe use? >> it's really important that you not feel sorry for yourself even if you've been victimized. you can't be a victim and wait for someone to make amends or someone to pick you up and help you. you have to take responsibility. you need to have a really profound understanding of the fact that this is your life. you are the author of your entire life. and that gave me optimism. i mean i thought even though today and yesterday and the day before had been awful, tomorrow could be completely different. i mean if today was so much worse than i imagined, tomorrow could be so much better than i ever hoped. >> you just have to change and switch. >> you have to change your thinking. >> mm-hmm.
>> you can't allow yourself to slide back, you know. it's like getting over your past. the way to do it is by living in the present and the future. not by reliving all these painful experiences you've had. >> you visited a lot in your memoirs. i'm glachld think this is a healthy break for you. you write about your father in "a wolf at the table." and you share this heartbreaking story you wanted to be so close to him that you actually stuffed his clothes to try to create him so you could be close to him. have you dom peace at all with that memory of your father? >> i have. you know, i came to peace with it so many years ago. i don't -- i don't feel a sense of a sort of sadness when my father passed away, you know. it's like an alternate light. i had the father i had, we had the very limited relationship we had. and that's all we had. and it's just not worth it for
me to imagine the what-ifs. what if he had been, you know, or what if he -- itthere's no point. it's not real. it's make believe. >> what about your mom? you haven't spoken to her in ten years. >> in ten years. i love my mother. we don't speak. we had a very rocky road when i was a kid. i want some peace, fly above the clouds for a while. >> you also write one thing in this struggle of trying to be thin. we live in this world of obesity now. you say that instead of constantly struggling to be skinny, this is in your "this is how" book is to be thin happy. help us. how do we get to thin happy? >> what is thin? what is this thin thing? i know someone who suffers from anorexia and she's, you know, 70 pounds, and she's not thin. i've about got friends who have been on a diet, you know, for 20
years, so thin is this elusive thing. i don't think it's about weight. i think it's about being smarter or beautiful or having more followers. it's about all these different things. i think at some point you have to stop wanting it. your brain is magnificent. to focus on your gastrointestinal tract is a complete waste. the thin, sometimes it will take care of itself, sometimes it won't. one of the most beautiful women i have ever seen was poolside out in california. that's no way to describe her. she was fat in a bikini and sarong and every single person there was looking at her like how are you doing this? this isn't supposed to be -- you're fat but you're beautiful and sexy and it short circuits. it's because she obviously had found this real comfort with herself because, i mean --
>> happiness. >> the cliche of beauty is on the inside -- the problem with cliches is they're often true but they're so familiar they just go psssst. it's really is on the inside. >> if you could leave our viewers with one piece of advice today of all this advice, what would you leave them with? >> do not lie to yourself, and you know the true answer. you know it somewhere. i feel it like a sensation in my chest. and always, always, always follow that. >> i bet you've had some incredible reaction, people coming up to you and asking your advice now. >> they do like things about school homework. i say, i have a fourth grade education. they say how do you study? i say throw your books away and go see a movie. >> i hope the kids aren't at home listening to that. agusten, thanks so much. the book again is called "this is how," and it's out and online
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welcome back, everyone. i'm randi kaye. bottom of the hour. let's get straight to the news. we're watching two big stories coming out of syria this morning. a funeral service ended moments ago for dozens of people killed in suicide bombings in syria's capital. the coffins were lined up. huge crowds came to remember those killed. also this morning two journalists who were imprisoned in a syrian jail were released. they're headed home. it appears to be a prisoner swap. ivan watts is following this from the turkey border. let's start with the funeral. >> reporter: that's right. amid this, a shadowy group we've only heard a little bit about
called itself. they have claims responsibility for previous attack before these kinds of bombs. we don't know much about the alleged group. we have to say the groups in syria are fractured, divided. there is no coordinated leadership, so it's anybody's guess who these guying really are. randi? >> how are people reacting to this in the capital? does this add skepticism to the cease-fire that started on april 12th but never really went into effect? >> reporter: well, it's chilling if you look at this from the outside. it looks like iraq of 2005/2006 only instead of the iraqi government being the ones attacks now it's the syrian
government who had had the force. there are basically village millie yas who are fighting against the syria government. they're using the kinds of tactics, roadside bombs and now we're seeing these much many larger vehicular explosions, the types of things that insurgents used in iraq. and the u.s. government consistently accused syria of funneling through insurgents and suicide bombers through its territory of iraq to attack iraqi government and u.s. military government. now the syrian government is being hit by the same type of tactics. it's sad and a deadly irony here. >> let's talk about these imprisoned journalists who are now free. they were feared dead but now we're hearing they're released in exchange for iranian prisoners held by the opposition. what do we know about that? >> reporter: this is incredible.
these two journalists, turks, disappeared on march 10 in syria, north of syria, hadn't been heard from and were really feared dead. the turkish government was asking for information about this and suddenly a week ago they popped up again in a prison in damascus. it appeared they had been in syrian custody the whole time. a turkish islamic charity has helped negotiate with their release and just hours ago, these two journalists who everybody feared dead including their family were flown from damascus to tehran. they're about to head back. we talked with the father of one of them. he said, i'm happy right now. it's like my son has been reborn. but what's interesting is that yesterday the syrian rebels released two iranians. this was negotiated again with
that turkish charity and now these two released. it looks like a prisoner swap because the iranians backed the syrian government. turkey hosts lots of opposition activists as well as tens of thousands of rebels and it looks like a prisoner swap using the proxies between these two regional power houses inside the syrian battleground. that's the shape of it. they kill each other day after day in the street. randi. >> ivan watson for us on the border in turkey. thank you very much. you can see we had a few little hits in ivan's live shot there because that's such a difficult and remote area to get the story out to you. we did want to make sure we were able to bring it to you. >> it's a big day for one group of college graduates and their commencement speaker. mitt romney speaks to the class of 2012. we're going to bring you his comments live.
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welcome back. earlier i spoke with one of our regulars here on the show, bill santiago. he's quite funny. we talked about all kinds of things like the breast-feeding issue, which was a big topic this week and a few other things. so take a look. >> there's been a big week, as you know, for same-sex marriage. >> right. >> first on sunday vice president biden says, quote, he's comfortable with it and tuesday, of course, north carolina voted against it. then just day later president obama and his big announcement saying he's for it. are you having a hard time keeping up with all this. >> yeah, yeah. the sequence has me very entertaining. biden comes out. they send out the gaffemeister to test the waters and he said he's comfortable with it. i thought it was funny, the
terminology. comfo comfortable with it like pajamas and president obama comes out the next day. he saw the reaction was positive and people wanted him to come out and he finally decided that he was fully involved and ready to -- i love the fact that he brought evolution to it. it wasn't enough. he had to throw evolution in there. that's a double stick and a whammy. >> i want to talk about that in just a second. i want to ask you about biden. obama said maybe bind got a little ahead of his skis. >> you have to be very naive that it was totally calculated. they sent him out there on purpose. people know he makes mistakes. he has a reputation for sticking his foot in his mouth. if it didn't go well they could use it as plausible denieblt. but he went out there to get the white house's message going, and
biden's saying he's comfortable is just as good as obama says it's comfortable. think they're both gay marriage comfy. >> is evolution the big word now, do you think? evolving? >> oh, yeah. just the imagery. he could have said he made up his mind after consulting with a burning bush and mitigating with the bark lash. he went with evolution. he's evolving. he's reacting to political climate change, you know. he looses the vestable tale of doubt and coming out. yes, i'm for marriage equality. like it was this big momentous thing. essentially he said, you know, nobody should be denied to do something they might regret. >> let's get to the next topic here before we run out of time. i want you the look at this front page cover. yes, i know. time is of the essence here. it's "time" magazine. and, yes, it's a mom breast-feeding her son who turns 4 next month.
people are outraged, calling it disgusting. do you think it's shocking or overreacting? >> it's not shocking at all. there's a couple of weird things. it's teasing, tantalizing, at the same time supposed to be promoting parental attachment. but these people look detacked from everything. they're looking straight into the camera. he doesn't look 3. i'm glad they said he's about to turn 4. he looks like he's in middle school. he's wearing army fatigues. i think they should be wean bfrd they're sent into bassle. >> only you would notice the army fatigues. listen, i want to talk to you about this. there's a huge problem in pennsylvania. nearly 40% of the 911 calls are what they're calling butt dials. people putting their phone in the back pocket and dialing 911 somehow by accident?
>> yes, yes. it's a crisis. well, it's supposed to be an accident. i actually think our butts are growing so exponentially that they're calling 911 to report the emergency situation. help, she's eating again, help us. by the way, butt calling is not to be the same as booty calls. 911 being inundated with 4 million booty calls, that would be bad. >> check it out. my newsroom blog is now p for you to see. so go and see it go. to cnn.com/randi for stories and guests that you may have missed or you just want to see again. and, of course, you can continue to tweet me as wel well @randykayecnn. the fortune 500 companies are out. today we're looking at two are making it a sister act.
>> reporter: two of the most powerful women in business are keeping it all in the family on the fortune 500 list. front tier communications ceo maggie will der rotter and campbell soup's ceo den niece morrison are sisters. 13 months apart. they are the eldest of four daughters, all of whom followed in their father's footsteps and became executives. they attribute part of their success of their mother teaching them that, quote, ambition, is a part of being feminine.
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uncomfortable. it features a mom breast-feeding her 3-year-old son. doctors say it's okay. moms say it's too much. i asked you to tweet me. here are some answer. it's time to stop when kids get teechlkt that's nature's way of letting you now. another says how old is too hold for a mother to breastfield her child. it's up to the country. who cares. katharine wrote i say when a child can express hunger it times to keep the nursing bra on lockdown. you can tweet me. keep them coming. >> today the class of 2012 at liberty university will leave their class behind and head into the real world and hear a few words from mitt romney. any moment he've gill the commencement address at the largest evangelical school. shannon travis is at liberty
university this morning. this is the first time mitt romney is making a big to christians. after a rough week, the timing couldn't be better. what do you thinking from his speech? heavy on politics or not? >> reporter: not so much on politics. a lots of people are listening to the speaker introducing mitt romney. he should be taking the campaign in just a moment. the campaign won't be heavy on politics. it will be very personal to inspire the students go out in the next phase of their life, first phase of their careers to fire these students. there will be a few dags. take a listen at one from the excerpt that the campaign has released. aisle read a short quote here. quo, for you and so many young americans our current troubles can be discouraging. you are ready for jobs that were supposed to be ready for you. millions wait on the day when there are jobs for everyone willing to work and
opportunities to match your hopes and goals but don't lose heart because that day is coming. now, again, not an explicit political attack against president obama but certainly a dig. one other thing of note, randy, if governor romney doesn't make a political attack, his opponents are out here with a little political dig at him. there's a plane flying around. i think it might be still flying around that has a big banner on its trailer and it simply reads gop equals higher school debt. now, we got a release just before we saw the plane that it's from the liberal group moveon.org. they're trying to tie him to the paul ryan plan and he supports the cuts in student loans. it will be interesting if he discusses that or anything skplis itsly political. >> i'm sure he saw that as we're looking at pictures of him. it looks like he's about to come over there to the podium. he's still being introduced.
while we wait for that, shannon, he's in some rough waters there, right? not everyone was thrilled to have him come and speak in terms of students. >> reporter: you're absolutely right last month when we found out he wows be giving this commence meant address, a lot of the students and beyond protested wildly. obviously let's take a quick moment, not quite yet, mitt romney, okay. looks like he's coming up. let's take a pause and watch him approach the podium. ready? >> all right. let's listen in as mitt romney speaks there at liberty university, speaking there to try and whoo the hearts of evangelica evangelicals. let's listen in for a bit. >> thank you so very much. mark, thank you for that very powerful and moving and emotional for me introduction.
thank you for your friendship. what a great man. chester falwell, thank you for your introduction and support and kindsneness today, dr. jennr falwell, distinguish ed guests, parents of seniors at liberty, for graduates this moment mark as clear ending and a clear beginning. the task set before you four years ago is now completed in four. to the class of 2012, well done and congratulations. [ applause ] by the way, i'm told that some of you may have taken a little longer than four years to complete your studies? one graduate has said he
completed his degree in only two terms, clinton's and bush's. in some ways that i share this distinction with true wit kathy. it comes to a sudden stop at chick-fil-a. your chicken sandwiches were comfort food during our primary days. there were days we needed comfort. tr truitt, thank you and congratulations on your well deserved honor today. of course there are some people here who are even more pleased than the graduates. that would be their parents. their years of prayers and emotion and investment have added up to this emotional achieve money and with credit to congressman dick armey, the
midterm dream is not owned your own home, it is getting kids out of the home you own. lately i found myself thinking about life in four-year stretches, and let's just say that not everybody has achieved as much in these last four years as you have. but that's a theme for another day. two observations. first, even though job opportunities are scarce in this economy, it's not for nothing that you have spent this time preparing. jerry falwell sr. long well observed you u don't determine a man's greatless by his talent or wealth as the world does but rather by what it takes to discourage him. america needs your talent and skill. if we take the right course, i am convinced we're going to see a resurgence in the american
economy that will surprise the world and that will open new doors of opportunity for those who are prepared as you are. of course -- [ applause ] >> -- what the next four years might yet hold for me is yet to be determined, but i will say things are looking up and i take your kind hospitality today as a sign of good things to come. [ applause ] i want you to know i consider it great life honor to be here today. >> you've been listening there to just a little bit of mitt romney speaking at liberty university, targeting the evangelicals, trying to get that l be right back after a very quick break with more. ident doet have to slow you down. with better car replacement, if your car is totaled, we give you the money for a car one model year newer.
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