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to early start. thank you for being with us. >> i'm john berman. 5:00 in the east and counting down to the big jobs report that has huge political and economic implications. >> what we can expect and the health hazard that forced the first family of one state to move out of the governor's mansion. >> it is flat on the gross. something truly fantastic. we are talking about the olympics and that's her. the flying squirrel who is now the golden girl. 16-year-old gabby douglas cemented her legacy as the first straight american and the first african-american to win the women's all-around gymnastics gold medal. started with a vault and ended with the dazzling floor routine and completed a rise to olympic champion. amanda, you must be able to hear our enthusiasm. that was electric last night. >> it was, john. good morning.
the greenwich arena turned into club gaby with the fantastic techno floor routine. the flying squirrel flamed the most coveted gold medal there is and it has been quite something. she did it in style. the top scores on the beam and the vault. the 4 foot 11 teenager is only described as an average good gymnast in march which is quite something the tiny teenager is now truly catapulted on to the big stage and has been pretty much on first name terms with the whole of america. she has been getting tweets from hope ra and nicky minaj and saying what an amazing experience. love and prayers and love you all.
she used the hash tag on cloud nine. over the next weeks, months, and years, more to come. >> she takes to the air, it looks like she will hit the rafters. she keeps going up and up and up. there was another big event last night. that of course michael phelps and ryan lochte. capturing his first individual gold in the olympics. the 200 im. he looked like he was on a mission when he beat ryan lochte. >> his reaction afterwards was relief. it was an interesting look on his face because as you said, his first gold of the games and some people were consigning him to history, he wanted to make more history of his own. the first man to win the same event at the olympics three times in a row. his 20th olympic medal which is quite an achievement. not such a great night for ryan
lochte who took silver and could only manage bronze in his favorite 200 meter back stroke. tyler clary took his first gold of the games. we have to give a mention to rebecca soni who put in the most sensational performance to win the 200 meter breast stroke. >> i was surprised by michael phelps. truly stunning. >> i wonder what he whispered in his ear when he was getting the medal. . >> team usa on top with 37. tying china with 18 golds. china has 34 medals overall and japan in third with 19. >> this is what you can watch for today. michael phelps is back in the pool in his last individual race for any olympics. the 100 meter butterfly final.
the 200 meter back stroke and the women's soccer team are in the quarter finals against new we will have ant. >> only 3 1/2 hours before the critical jobs report. it won't be a lot better than june. the numbers were weak with 80,000 jbs added. 8.2% unemployment. they are predicting 95,000 jobs were added, hardly enough to make a dent in the jobless rate. she will break down the july numbers as soon as they are released with a special guest, the former chief econ 50 for president obama's recovery advisory board. >> we will have huge implications for the election. >> big news. pa. >> the general assembly will denounce the government for attacking the government for the war planes and heavy artillery. they will warn the regime to
keep strict control over the chemical and biological weapons. it comes a day after the secretary general kofi annan resigned his position as special envoy saying he is frustrated by the finger-pointing while the syrians are being slaughtered. trouble looms in paradise in the form of a tropical storm headed through the caribbean. rob has been tracking this for us. what's the latest, rob? >> ernesto which performed left afternoon, still a tropical storm. winds at 45 miles an hour. the last few hours it weakened and you can see here not nearly as robust, but you look in the eastern caribbean and it looks clear and ready to bomb out, but there wins and dry air in there that allows us to do that. it will be slow to go as far as development. right now it's just to the east of st. lucia.
it went past barbados overnight. here's the track for the hurricane center. keeping at tropical storm strength and potentially developing into a hurricane as it cruises through the caribbean. probably not until towards jamaica and the yucatan is when winds are expected to be more favorable. an important note is get closer to the gulf of mexico by the time we get to the beginning of next week. all eyes on this for the lower parts of the u.s. ernesto making a run potentially at the u.s. >> menacing. thank you very much, rob. >> in washington house republicans have been forced to close a loophole in the new stock act law. that was uncovered by us. the crack down on "the insider" trading. it requires lawmakers to report all stock trades within 45 days. members of the house had an entering interpretation and didn't think the law applied to
spouses or dependents. the bill's sponsor was not pleased. >> i find out nmz and i tell my wife and she trades on it, what's the difference? >> the whole point is we should play by the same rules as every ever american citizen. america looks at washington and they know it's broken. >> because of the reporting, they passed new legislation and this closes the loophole that could allow family members to profit from inside stock information. >> eight minutes past the hour. harry reid putting on the full court press over releasing more tax returns from mitt romney. unsourced accusations in the process. reid saying romney won't release em because he hasn't paid any. listen to this. >> the word is out he hasn't paid taxes for ten years. let him prove he has paid taxes because he hasn't. >> yesterday on sean hannity's
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we can expect from the labor department. she is psyched and geeked and ready to go. >> this is a really important report. they always are. we fipd out how many jobs were create and it's very political three months before an election and it's very, very important for american families. every one of the numbers is a job that drives an economy of a family. this is what we are expecting. the estimate from economists is that 95,000 jobs were reported and 8.2% unemployment rate. this is the january, february, march. we thought we were having a rebound and something happened here in the spring and the summer that shows that hiring has slowed here. if you go to last summer, you can see a similar pattern in may, june, july, august. there was a summer swoon as well. some economists are talking about maybe seasonal adjustment formulas at the labor department and could that have something to do.
you add that on to an abnormal and quirky jobs market. we will explore that more as we go forward. the political part is that you have an economy that is coming back from this -- look at this. these are job losses. the end of the bush administration and the beginning of the president obama administration, 700,000 jobs lost here. a little bit of a recovery and again a set back and we are trying to get a better trajectory. you want to see at least 150,000 jobs created every month just to absorb new workers into the labor market. 150,000 just to absorb the new workers. anything above that you eat into the unemployment rate and put people back to work. still a lot of work to do. this is an important jobs report political. >> there plenty of reasons the job market slowed down. different than last summer. >> that's right.
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>> she left them floored in lond. gabby douglas rises from obscurity to do something no other american gymnast has done at the olympics. >> storming the tropics. it's ready to rain on island vacations. >> a run away train a waste. eye-popping details on how amtrak loses millions of dollars of taxpayer money every year. >> that are is a remarkable story. all of the details. wait until you hear them. >> it is 29 minutes past the hour. welcome back to early start. >> we are happy to have you with us. 16 years old and on top of the world, right? american gymnast gabby douglas becoming the third straight american and the first african-american to win the women's all-around gold medal last night in lonn. amanda davies is live and she is all over our newspapers.
i would imagine yours as well. gabby is golden. we have head over heels. really exciting. a moment to watch that it was just unbelievable. >> it's the most fantastic story. what a difference a day makes. gabby douglas catapulted into the stratus fear having won one of the blue ribbon events here at the olympics. incredible to think five months ago she was described as just an average good gymnast. here she is having famed olympic gold in london and now pretty much on first name terms with everybody in the usa. she received tweets overnight from oprah and michael phelps and nicky minaj. she will be getting a phone call from president barack obama as well. she did it in style putting in a
top performance on the vault and the beam and her final event on the floor with that techno music. people describing it here as like the greenwich arena turning into club gabby. a fantastic story for a 16 year-year-old. she tweeted she is on cloud nine. set to get higher and higher with all the most fantastic experiences that will now be laid out in front of her. >> only 16 years old. so much mer to come from her. also a huge night for michael phelps. ryan lochte is not done either. >> no. it was a great sense of reon michael's face. some people were consigning him to history because he had a relatively disappointing games, but he wanted to make more history in the 200 im and he became the first man to successfully win the same event in the pool three olympic games
in a row. his 20th olympic medal as well. that makes his career stats quite incredible. have a look at this. if you look at michael phelps on his own compared to other countries, he has a better record than 170 out of 204 countries that are represented here at the games. if you look at just the swimming medals, if michael phelps was a country, he would be the seventh most successful country in history. even better than team gb. as you said, that could get even better late or today when he is in the 100 meter fly. >> we are trying to figure out whether he will win today. mr. berman said he doesn't think so, but i am putting my monohim, i think. are we going to lose you here for a minute or can we talk? track and field under way. women begin their quest for the
100 meter title including allyson felix who tied with na an amazing photo finish in the qualifiers. what can we expect today? >> i think you struggle to expect that one again. i'm not sure we are ever going to see that. double the number of people here at the olympic park. the action is already under way. you can hear the cheers behind us and the women's heptathlon and hurdles heats are well under way and a great sense of excitement. some people say this is where the games really begin. we have the heats as you said. allyson felix had to defend her position after that. some suggesting she should have been the that conceded the place in the olympic games in the 100 meters to her younger rival really. we also have got the 10,000 meters women's final and the first medal that will be awarded
and the men's shot. plenty to look forward to. >> live in london for us, thank you very much. >> let's be clear. there is not a lot of money to be made betting against michael phelps. 33 minutes past the hour and back here at home, nearly half of the continental u.s. is experiencing severe, severe drought conditions. this crisis is getting bigger. not since the 30s has the country been hit by a drought like this. the hardest hit, 95% of the state of arkansas is in severe to exceptional drought. missouri and kansas and nebraska with temperatures expected to reach 100 degrees. >> insult to injury. drought-sticken farmers and ranchers looking for help from congress can forget about it for now. the house took up a $383 million relief bill yesterday. they wouldn't consider it and congress adjourned for the summer. they will take up the issue
after labor day. a democrat from michigan is chair woman of the senate agriculture committee. she would rather pass a five-year farm bill than a short-term fix. >> congress and ranchers want us to get our job done and express disaster assistance. i intend to do both. 30 days only makes a difference for those trying to play politics. >> john boehner doesn't think he has enough votes to even get a five-year bill passed right now. >> they are not doing anything and that's insult to injury. we could be looking at the beginnings of a hurricane in the atlantic ocean. rob, what's going on? >> it's a tropical storm at this time. yesterday it was just a depression. still a weak tropical storm. 45 mile an hour winds. we are playing aircraft in and out of there. it doesn't look impressive right now, but it will run into air that is not exactly conducive
for rapid development. we are not terribly concerned about it right now. right over st. lucia at the moment. they are getting heavy rain, that's for sure. here's the forecast track that runs the center of the caribbean and dive south or over jamaica. later in the period towards the end of the weekend is when we think it will get to hurricane status. this is what is concerning here. the yucatan peninsula into the gulf of mexico by the beginning or middle of next week. all eyes here. the folks in oklahoma would like to get cloud cover. 112 yesterday in oklahoma. heat advisory out for this part of the world. this is exacerbating the drought that expanded as of yesterday morning. >> all right, rob. on one of the tracks taking it right into the gulf of mexico. >> 36 minutes past the hour, waste, mismanagement and
employee theft at amtrak appears to be off the rails. according to auditors, they are losing over $80 million a year on the food and beverage service alone. get this. congress passed a law in 1981 requiring the railroad's food and beverage business to break even every year and it never happened not even once. here's why. amtrak charges passengers $2 for a soft drink, but it costs them about $3.40 to serve each beverage. when you add in the labor costs. a hamburger goes for $9.50, but it costs $16 for each they sell. throw in up to $7 million a year in employee theft and amtrak cost taxpayers $834 million over the last decade. those are remarkable numbers. >> crazy numbers. if you sell hamburgers at a loss, that's why you lose. a man was so upset over a recent arrest that he wanted pay back and he did it monster truck
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there she is. washington, d.c., the capitol dome. 76 degrees there now, but get ready for a hot one. it will be 95 degrees later on and sunny. get ready for that heat. talking about washington and politics, we are getting into crunch time for the campaigns. the candidates are rolling out their big guns. the vp picks and the conventions and the bus tours. unless you look closely, you will miss the secret battle going on using top secret methods. so secret, the candidates are married to them. michelle obama front and center at the olympic games and ann romney shining on the tour. photo opes, interviews, a special week with special spouses. whatever you do, don't tell
anyone. no one supposed to know they exist. it's a secret. headline, michelle obama is revealed as barack obama's secret weapon. headline, ann romney, why mitt romney's wife is his secret weapon. >> president obama's secret weapon is michelle? mitt romney's secret weapon is ann. >> not just weapons, but secret weapons. >> women are talking about jobs. >> apparently the world didn't know these candidates were married. for that matter, any candidate ever. headline, heinz kerry seen as secret weapon. wife is dole's secret weapon. >> the republicans are rolling out their secret weapon, popular first lady, barbara bush. >> are you a secret weapon? >> no. >> she knew she was married. it's a safe bet. the only president never to marry, james buchanan. guess he didn't have any
secrets. they are all married. let's just say the secret is out. just because it's not so secret, it doesn't mean it's not so effective. political spouses in general have very high net favorable ratings. michelle obama plus 40 and laura bush plus 57 and elizabeth dole plus 23. they often outpace their mates and add insight on important subjects. the women's vote to be key. president obama is attacking mitt romney on women's issues. >> we believe in america. >> mrs. romney provides some defense. she also helped soften up the rigid image of her husband. remember this radio interview? >> do you have to fight back some criticism? like my husband isn't stiff, okay? >> i guess we better unzip and let the real mitt romney out.
he is not. >> they might be good on the trail, but no, they are not secret. more thing. they are not on the ballot. >> it's a shame the world doesn't ever let in on big secrets as jackie kennedy and nancyy reagan. michelle o bam sa is campaigning in massachusetts at fund-raisers and ann romney has been at the olympics. i think it's demeaning to the spouses to refer to them as secret weapons. they are accomplished in their own way. they are effective, but let's treat them for what they are. they are surrogates, not the candidates, but accomplished in their own right. >> stlar a way of humanizing the candidates when they fail to do it themselves. >> but they are all married. what's the secret? >> very good point. were there any first wives that were not popular? >> they all have net positive ratings. hillary clinton there were times where her rating was almost close at 50-50.
her approval rating is better now in general, all very pozivative. >> look what she does after her time. 46 minutes past the hour and time to get you up to date. here is christine romans. good morning. >> team usa on top in overall medals thanks in part to golden gaby 16-year-old gabby douglas coming to a cereal box near you. she became the third straight american and the first african-american to win the all-around gymnastics gold medal last night. congratulations, gabby. more fallout over the gun running operation. former director of the alcohol, tobacco firearms and explosives. william hoover resigned days er a report blasted him and four others for the botched program. the report claims hoover is partially to blame for atf agents losing track of 1400 weapons in mexico and two were
found at murder scene of a u.s. border patrol agent. gay rights supporters will take on chick fill a with a kiss in. they encourage supporters to share a kiss in protest and post video or photos of it on social media. that is the only campaign happening. marcie from atlanta started a petition inviting president dan cath to join her family including her wife and two kids for dinner. so far dan cathy has not responded. >> a cliff hanger and amazing story of 64-year-old lawrence bishop. an experienced hiker from california who became separated from his friends and he spent two days clinging to a cliff. hanging on to a cliff. no food or water. two days. clinging to a narrow ledge 600 feet above the ground getting weaker by the second. a deputy made a heroic climb to grab him just when he was about
to slip. wow. this is a story made for the movies. lawrence bishop will be here to tell you about it firsthand at 6:45 eastern. i can't wait to hear how you go through something like this. >> i can't wait either and i get to talk to him and he wrote letters to his wife and daughter while he was experiencing this because he thought he was going to die. he survive and we get to chat with him today. very exciting. thank you. 49 minutes past hour. she had her time in the sun and the woman known as the tanning mom, look at this picture. tough to look at in the morning. she said she is turning over a new leaf you will see that coming up. if you are leaving the house white now, watch us any time on your desk top or mobile phone. what?! you've got to be kidding me. [ derek ] i've never seen a road like this. there's jagged rock all the way around. this is really gonna test the ats on all levels.
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welcome become. it is 52 minutes past the hour. taking a look at what is trending on the web this morning. >> this morning we are talking about facebook hacking. apparently major league baseball team his sites hacked into, people posting ridiculous posts. it said we regret to inform our fans that derek jeter will miss the rest of the season with sexual reassignment surgery. he promises to come back as minnie mantles. everybody knows president obama is say die-hard chi sox fan, but unfortunately we are voting for romney. we are going back to montreal. see ya, suckers. major league baseball said they are not in favor of this hacking and say they are investigating who is doing it and coming after you. >> it is really funny. >> despite that, you are in big
trouble. >> how do you like me now? take a look at this picture. that was her before. that's the so-called tanning mom. patricia was charged with child endangerment for allegedly letting her 5-year-old use a tanning bed. here she is now. she has given up the extra crispy look and just has a natural glow. this is after not tanning for a month. here's what she said. she said i feel weird and pale and she is not giving up tanning permanently. she said i feel odd. maybe every now and then i will go and tan. >> she looks like a human being now. >> she does look so human. we thought it was painted on. you would think there would be after effects. you look great. >> good for her. >> we like to think we are the biggest olympics fans, but we found someone who is a bigger fan. samuel l. jackson has been all
over twitter and his posts are hilarious. dream realized. u.s. gymnastics gold. strong performance. pressure makes diamonds. go usa. that was a drunk lady staggering flip dismount made famous bay mean girls in the club. pommel horse next. they have u.s. men's number. oh, well, go usa. some are not so clean, but they are hilarious. check them out. >> i will have to follow him. late night laughs, john stewart jumping into the chicken fight. take a look. >> the crowds were so big that many restaurants ran out of chicken. oh, my god! we're out of chicken. the nightmare scenario that the
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douglas will be feeling as she wakes up this morning. this is where her life steps up probably 10, 20 notches. it was just an incredible performance. she had the arena rocking with her performance on the vault and beam and final floor event. people were talking about it as club gabby because of the tech know music. this is probably all of the more special in the turmoil and run-up to it with jordyn wieber. she really stepped up to the plate, not bad for a 16-year-old who was described as just as average gymnast. she's been getting congratulations from all sortsz of people on twitter and facebook. nicki minaj, oprah and the like. she tweeted, wow, such an amazing experience. thank you all for your sport
love and prayers love you all. on cloud 9. >> it's the first team gold and individual gold, right? >> reporter: yes, it was. they were called the fab five and they did it incredibly well two or three days ago the team events and put aside again the disappoint of jordyn wieber not making it through to the individual final. a great week all around for the women, not so for the men. >> we'll celebrate the women right now. let's celebrate the men too. michael phelps avenging his earlier loss to fellow american michael lochte. tell us about that. >> reporter: fell maphelps said a few targets in his head. they haven't all come to fruition. he had a relatively disappointing week in the pool and one he achieved last week. the first man to win gold in the same event in the pool at three
olympic games in a row. he truly did that in the 200 im and he's got a chance to make even more history this evening because he's back in the pool again and looking to do the same, three times in a row in the 100 fly. that would be his 21st olympic medal. and the stats, you look up and think they are incredible for michael phelps and struggle to see anybody matching up to him. >> we're rooting for gold there. out of the olympics come amazing stories. i want to talk about kayla harrison, the first are judo gold. >> >> reporter: she went to hug her coach and there were tears and there was joy. they weren't poignant because it was america's first judo gold but everything that had gone
before. she suffered years of sexual abuse at the hands of her former coach who is now in prison. she said she had threatened to commit suicide and only felt she could talk about it in the run-up to these games. she is now as an american olympic champion and great show of not just physical strength but emotional strength as well and real beacon for us all. >> exceptional moments at the olympics. this is in "the daily news", five golds in one day. amanda davies, thanks for being there for us and bringing us these exceptional moments. we appreciate it. >> thanks to the five golds you're showing us right now we have a better medal count to show you. team usa on top. 37 medals, tieing china with 18 golds. china is in second place with 34 medals overall and japan with
19. >> what should you be watching for today? michael phelps swimz in his last race, 100 meter butterfly final and americans in the 200 meter backstroke final and team usa versus new zealand. >> we're not done with gymnastics yet. chem see will join us to weigh in on gabby's golden night. >> the flying squirrel. tropical storm ernesto has formed in the alatlantic. it is expected to zip across the caribbean, possibly on its way to the gulf of mexico. rob marciano has been tracking this for us. is this going to be a fierce one? >> we have to wait and see. right now places like barbados getting rainfall, and st lush
ya. 45 miles per hour winds, westerly at 24 miles per hour. it will shoot through the caribbean. it's not exactly conducive for this thing to explode into a category 3 or 4 hurricane. it will be slow to develop but has a lot of real estate to work with as it does so. the thinking is eventually it will be gaining some strength, probably not going to run into significant landfall for the next four orive days. so with that in mind, category 1 storm is not out of the question by the time we gets toward the end of the weekend and beginning next week. jamaica, cayman islands getting into the yucatan straits and maybe gulf of mexico by next week. that's a reason for concern for everybody that lives across the southeast and certainly in mexico and cuba. >> the heat on again. we had temperatures, 112 in oklahoma city and temp today
will be similar to that. folks to the east not quite as steamy. that's brutal and causing more drought in those rain-free area. we need rain there. we'll maybe get some from ernes ernesto. it's about seven minutes past the hour. in three and a half hours we'll get the critical july jobs report released from the government. if economists surveyed from cnn money are correct, it won't be better than june. the june numbers were week, 80,000 jobs holding then. unemployment at 8.2. economists are predicting 95,000 jobs added last month, that is hardly enough to make a dent in the jobless rate. christine romans who watches this like a hawk will be down here and break down the july numbers as soon as they are released. along with special guest, aus tan gools bee. harry reid putting on the
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time. >> u.s. stock futures are up right now ahead of this report. christine romans is here to preview what we can expect this morning. >> economists surveyed think it's 95,000 jobs created in the month and 8.2% unemployment rate. that is a labor mark stuck in neutral, may be moving forward at a slow speed. not what you want to see. we had this rough spot this summer, i've been calling it the summer swoon. for some reason and maybe it's a combination of a lack of hiring and stis tkal anonelies, not had enough jobs to -- $150,000 to bring more people out of college and new people in the workforce, it looked like this last year, remember? we saw job growth in the interim
but we're back in the stuck in neutral kind of zone. it's very political three months to go until the election. there will be something in this report for each campaign. what i suspect you'll hear from the republicans, you'll hear this is a record period of time but above 8% unemployment. they'll be right. what you'll hear from the democrats in the white house in 28 or 29 straight months of private sector job growth, they'll be right too. there's a lot of numbers for everybody to have a piece of. this is that terrible recession and financial crisis. this was devastation for the labor market and american and families. this all has been since then an attempt to try to recover from that. we have not brought those jobs back. we have an economy starting to slow a little bit again. it's pretty important what happens here. a lot of people like to see something better than 95,000. there was a private sector number, earlier this week, the payroll processing firm, they were judging maybe it could be
163,000 jobs. so the risk is as they say in economics, the risk is on the upside here. some people are thinking it could be stronger than what the economists think, $95,000. >> i have one quick question, that other graph that you had up in the summer, does that typically happen? >> it does actually. it's something you can see a little bit less job growth in the summer and another part of the story, if you read in the new york times and economics blog, people are asking whether there are seasonal adjustment and technical reasons where the numbers look weaker in the summer. this isn't enough to get all families back to work who need to get back to work. >> very good point. thank you. >> on monday, mars will have a brand-new occupant. a rover named curiosity and slated to touch down inside a crater on the red planet's
surface in what scientists are calling the most harrowing landing attempted on the martian surface. we want to find out all about. charles bolden is a former astronaut and joins me now to walk through the complexity of curiosity's mission. this is really fascinating. first off, tell me where they are going and why. the gale crater, what kind of promise does it hold there? >> it's in theegion of mars and we're going there because all of our previous indications from mars reconnaissance orbiter, other rovers and satellites say it's a good place to go if we want to determine whether there are signs that the martian surface could sustain life in its past, today or most particularly in its future when we plan to send humans there in the 203 0es. >> down in the crater there may be some signs of life and things you can see and curiosity will
sift through and get a sense of what's going on there. one of other things everyone is talking about, how exactly this device will get to the martian surface. this is something i've never seen before, no one has ever seen before. it's a flying crane or winch thing. you see it exploding and the bottom goes off and another spacecraft comes out and it's lowered by cables onto the martian surface. some of your sign sicientists a calling this seven minutes of terror. this seems risky. >> it's pretty risky but we need to have a relatively precise landing. if you can imagine going into the grand canyon where we can look at the history of earth really in that area as we look at various strata. that's what landing in the crater allows us to do. it will look across the history of the planet mars in the two
years it's there. it's a harrowing experience. seven minutes of terror but that's why we are nasa because we like to do things like that. we love risky things but we're confident. >> you're in the business of harrowing i suppose. it isn't easy if it does get on ground savely. we have so many questions how you control this device there. a nasa scientist said the problem with controlling a device like this, remote control is the speed of light. the one way light time to mars right now is 14 minutes. by the time we hit stop after seeing a big rock in front of the rover, it's probably too late. the 14-minute gap makes you hard to control. how do you keep it out of trouble? >> a lot of its activity is programmed. we'll program it and put data in the computer and said this is what we want you to do today and look for. and it will do that. robots are pretty sophisticated today. i have to remind everybody, this
is what points out the difference and reason we want to put humans on the planet. a robot is a robot and can't reason today and make chances of that looks like an interesting rock, i'm going to get it anyway. it's important to use this as a precursor for putting humans there. >> i hope you come back after it lands early monday morning. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you very much. >> oh, my gosh, that is the coolest thing ever. unbelievable. a victory of sorts for the late michael jackson's mom. the latest chapter in the jackson family drama, coming up. what if they miss? because it matters. at hp we don't just believe in the power of technology. we believe in the power of people when technology works for you. to dream. to create. to work.
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welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. >> eastern china is getting hammered twice over. two cyclones dumping heavy rain on coastal areas. 300,000 people have been evacuated. sola arrives hours after dam ri. 40 people have been killed in the philippines and taiwan. michael jackson's mother has won back custody of his three children. katherine jackson will share guardianship with her grandson
tj, he was awarded temporary custody after jackson was reported missing. she claims she was resting at an arizona spa and cut off from communicating with the outside world. >> the main super pac backing president obama is about to spend $30 million on ads this fall. they will target the airways in six states, colorado, high with a, florida, pennsylvania and virginia. they don't have this money yet but they are hoping to raise it. hopefully they do if they want to spend the money. they locked up the air time. they plan to launch a spanish language ad campaign in colorado, florida and nevada. and if mitt romney wins the white house in november, his economic advisers predict, 12 million new jobs will be created during the first four years in office and calling those projections conservative. to reach that goal, the economy would have to add 250,000 new jobs every 30 days for 48 straight months. >> police say a man in vermont
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all-around individual competition. she led right from the start finishing with a 62.323 points and topped komova and mustafina. this was crashing for aly because of a tie breaker role and mustifina got the bronze. a member of the 2008 team in beijing which brought home the silver joins us via skype right now outside her house. chelsea, i have to ask about gabby douglas. that was simply awesome. >> it was amazinamazing, i'm shd of what she was able to do. she started with a bang with vault and finished just like that on floor. >> she is the third american woman to actually end up with the all-around -- fourth american woman to end up with the all-around gold medal.
mary l mary lou retton, nastia liukin. what's in store for gabby? >> i think she's going to be on april high for quite a while. she still has an event. she could get another medal. there's the post olympic tour she'll be a part of it. it will be amazing for her after the olympics. >> do you think she's thinking about that right now? how hard for her will it be to keep her head in the competition? >> it is hard especially after winning the all-around gold and team gold. she has a good selt of teammates and coaches to help her stay focused until the end. >> reading about the journey she has taken. she left her house in virginia beach two years ago and left her family to train in des moines, live with another family there. there were a lot of people who didn't think she had the focus
to do this. you sacrifice so much to compete. tell us what you have to do to even get to where she is right now. >> so much. it is so much hard work, so many hours in the gym. and yeah, with gabby having to sacrifice being away from her family and not seeing them for the last couple of years or seeing them very few times, it's a lot of hard work. i don't think the general public rerealizes how much work goes into becoming an olympian in a sport. it's 24/7, 365 days a year. >> you're a gymnast. what's your next favorite olympic sport to watch? >> swimming has been exciting, especially with michael phelps killing it and getting the medal count that he has gotten. that's been fun to watch. >> chelsea thanks so much for joining us via skype from your home. you have the official scientific
description of what michael phelps has managed to do. he's killing it. >> thanks, chelsea. >> it is 35 minutes past the hour. a loophole uncovered by cnn forcing house republicans to go back and fix the new stock act law. the crackdown on congressional insider trading was signed by the president in april. the law requires lawmakers to report all stock trades of $1,000 or more within 45 days. members of the house had their own unique interpretation. they didn't think it applied dependents. senator brown not pleased about that. >> let's say i find out information and tell my wife and she trades on it. what's the difference? >> the whole point is we should play by the exact same rules as every other citizen. when all of america looks at washington, they know it's broken. >> because of cnn's reporting, the senate and house passed new legislation yesterday that closes a loophole that could
have allowed family members of some lawmakers to profit from inside stock information. waste management and employee theft at amtrak appears to be off the rails. amtrak is losing over $80 million a year on its food and beverage service alone. congress passed a law requiring the railroad's food and beverage business to break even every year. it has never happened once. amtrak charges passengers $2 for a soft drink but it cost the railroad about $3.40 to serve each beverage when you add the labor cost. a hamburger $9.50 but cost $16 for each one they sell. $7 million in employee theft and amtrak cost $834 million over the past decade. >> stunning report. >> hurricane season has been relatively calm in the atlantic this year until now.
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look at the skies in miami where it is 85 degrees. it's going to be 87 later on and they are expected thunderstorms. it looks nice now. >> it's 40 minutes after the hour, i'm john berm an. >> peak hurricane season arriving and tropical storm e n ernesto forming in the atlantic. rob, you are busy. >> it's been four weeks or maybe
longer than that since we had our last tropical storm. we had four early on then took a break. now ernesto is cranking up, 40 miles per hour winds, took a couple of steps back but moving to the west at 24 miles per hour and that's quick and that's one of the reason it's having a hard time exploding in intensity. some action as far as heavy rainfall. tropical storm warnings out there. it will get into the caribbean, drier air there as well. between that and the sheer it will take its time developing but it's got a lot of real estate to work with as far as the amount of water here and it's toasty. most of our computer models bring it through the caribbean and some intense fiction is likely especially as it gets closer to the gulf of mexico towards the beginning of next week as a hurricane. we'll watch it closely. heat continues to build and severe thunderstorms across the northern tier. 101, kansas city, another day of 100 plus in dallas. oklahoma city, 112, that's again measured in the shade, does not
include humidity. 91 expected for a high in new york. we're ramping up as far as the peak of hurricane season that happens september 10th but the middle part of august which we're getting into, that's when things get active and we're seeing there now with ernesto. back to you. >> thank you very much, rob. it is 42 minutes after the hour. we want to get you up to speed on the top stories and say hello to the new wheaties box. thanks in part to 16-year-old gabby douglas, the third american in a row and first african-american woman to win the women's gold medal last night. after the competition, she tweeted, wow, what an amazing experience, thank you for your support. love and prayers, love you all. on cloud 9. love her. >> you said that million dollar smile and personality, that girl is something there.
the critical july jobs report comes out at 8:30. wall street will be watching. and if the economists surveyed by cnn money are correct, they won't see what they like. look at the june numbers. they are very weak, 80,000 jobs, unemployment holding at 8.2% and economists we surveyed doesn't expect better for july. they are predicting 95,000 jobs were added last month. hardly enough to make a denlt in the jobless rate. later the u.n. general assembly will formally denounce the syrian government for attacking the people of damascus and aleppo. this assembly will also warn the assad regime to keep strict control over its chemical and biological weapons one day after former u.n. secretary general kofi annan resigned his position, he was fed up, saying he's frustrating by the fingerpointing at the united nations while syrians are being
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welcome back, stuck on the side of a cliff for two days hanging on four your life. that is what happened to larry bishop, an experienced hiker from california. he went for a hike with friends and got separated and they couldn't find him. alerted the fresno sheriff's office and the search began. two days later, luckily they found him. hanging on to a ledge 600 feet above ground.
the fresno county sheriff's search and rescue team risks their lives to bring him to safety and larry bishop is grateful to be here to tell us his story of surviving for two days off the side of a cliff. we are so happy to see you alive and well. tell me exactly what happened once you got away from the folks that you were hiking with. >> i went up to the top of the peak, saw some outward bound kids and teachers and uneventful. went down the peak and thought i found an easy way down. it was a little hard coming up, jumping boulders, i thought i would take the easy way down based on the signs i saw. it turned out to be a drainage ditch to the east side of the mountain and led on to a very
slippery steep granite. >> we're taking a look at it right now and it looks like it would be tough to hang on there and to walk that or climb it even. >> yeah, after a few skids, a couple of skids, very scary, i found a hole in one of the rocks and some dirt in it. i was able to plant myself there and plant my poles and hang on for a night. so i didn't slide any further. i was just about a week ago today and then i -- then i had after that i had a trying to get to a safer, more visible spot, i lost it and slid about 100 yards and fortunately banged into some berm or something and cut myself up, bruised myself. >> you were injured at that point and you were stuck >> uh-huh.
>> what happened? how did you survive? you weren't expecting to go on a long hike. >> no i was going to drop my water back to the entrance to the peak area and expected to be back in 15 minutes after taking a few shots and so i had basically a long sleeve shirt like i'm wearing now, thin cargo pants and hiking boots, which saved me and my hat, that really saved me. and so that's what i had. i became dehydrated pretty quickly. >> i hear you ate plants in order to survive? >> yes, they were actually very tasty in the crevices of these granite plates, very safery, except they had no water value so it dried my mouth out. so i stopped that. but i wasn't -- >> i'm sorry to interrupt you.
i was reading at one point you said either i'm going to get rescued or i'm going to die here. did you feel that you were going to lose your life? >> yeah, i didn't know what rescue efforts were going on. i assume they are looking for me but we were in a very remote area and even to contact the sheriff was going to be difficult. so i -- my hiking partner, she raced across the wilderness to a useable phone and got in contact with a sheriff and started the search on friday. >> i know you were hallucinating, at one point you thought there were rescuers to get you and there really weren't? >> yeah, i saw campers down there ignoring me, kind of a mirage. and when i was yelling for help. then i saw these unmarked helicopters circling around me, staring at me. i think i created these rescuers
in my mind. it was towards the end of the day, not long -- no, it was -- >> larry, the rescuers did finally show up and somebody risked their life in order to save you, right? >> yeah, they showed up and in fact, i was on my last leg, i was quifring on my last step standing down and i saw orange suits, four or five guys and that gave me hope. i hung on and dug i and then one fellow, david griffey, detective david griffey, he ran up with no regard to his personal safety and just ran up the hill and depinned me from the rock. >> you wanted to honor them today because you are here because of them. >> oh, yes, and also he wouldn't have been there if it weren't for the volunteers of the fresno
search and rescue.org. these people don't get paid a dime. they train themselves and equip themselves and they really all over the country they need volunteers and they could use a few bucks to help with training and -- >> thank you. >> and their equipment. >> gentlemen, larry bishop, thank you so much. we will honor them and make sure that information is out there. we appreciate your time today. congratulations, right, for making it and good luck on your future hikes. >> thank you very much. >> john, back to you. >> so much courage. coming up, we'll have today's best advice from mega star from the nba and olympics, chris paul. you'll want to stay with us. [ female announcer ] great taste is always in style
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we wrap it up as always with best advice. >> the best advice from chris paul, star for the l.a. clippers and team usa basketball. >> best advice that i've ever received probably came from my late college coach, skip, never delay gratitude. always said, never delay gratitude. what that means is never say tomorrow i'm going to call my mother and tell her i love her. never tell a friend next week, i'll say thank you or something like that because you never know. tomorrow is not promised. my best advice, never delay gratitude. >> i love working with you guys. >> can i say amen. >> and thank you. >> you're the best. >> great advice. >> thank you for being with