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the glow. there is nothing in the world that i have more fun doing. from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend." we will bring to justice those who took them from us. >> the u.s. embassy is under attack. blamed for protests against america in more than a dozen countries and the deaths of four americans. red lines. they're the breaking points. the thresholds of no return and maybe what separates peace from war. all morning, we're putting red lines in focus. you want to supersize that big mac and fries, you might think twice.
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mcdonald's starts listing calories on its menu next week. it is saturday, september 15th, i'm randi kaye. >> i'm victor blackwell. and we're starting this morning with those anti-american protests now in more than a dozen countries around the world. this video is from sydney, australia, where peaceful protest this morning turned violent. the confrontation between police and protesters happened in front of the u.s. consulate there. also overnight in los angeles county, the man behind the film that sparked these protests were escorted from his home by police for questioning. the protests in australia and the questioning the filmmaker come in the wake of violent clashes like yemen and
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sedan. police sent to three places. we are covering all ang ales of the story from in the middle east to here at home. and cnn intelligence correspondent suzanne kelly is in washington. in egypt, more than 140 protesters have been arrested as egyptian security forces crack down around the u.s. embassy, so, let's bring in ian lee for us this morning, he is in cairo. have the protests let up at all there in the capital? >> earlier this morning police and security forces cracked down heavily on protesters, pushing them away from the u.s. embassy. the protesters fell back to tahrir square and the security forces pushed them out from there. right now it seems to be over. the protesters seemed to have dispersed into the city. we are not seeing them coming back. in tahrir square, we have
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hundreds of security forces, riot police, plain clothed officers keeping control of the area around the u.s. embassy and in tahrir square. i also want to mention in sinai yesterday, militants attacked a u.n. peacekeeping base out there. we're hearing from state television that that incident is over. the egyptian military clamped down on that hard with tanks, with soldiers, a lot of infantry involved. they say during the whole conflict that four soldiers from fiji were injured, but they say now the area is controlled and security has been restored to that u.n. peacekeeping mission. >> are there signs that security is actually making a a difference around the u.s. embassy now? >> well, definitely. there's security all over the place. the protesters may have melted away, but the security there is probably stronger than we've
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seen with hundreds of people, hundreds of security forces everywhere. and the walls that they constructed around the embassy to keep protesters from going to the streets, leading to the embassy, are still there. it doesn't look like they're going to go away any time soon. it looks like these security forces are around the embassy to stay. >> ian lee, we'll check in with you throughout the hour. the worst protesters were in benghazi, that's where ama basder christopher stevens and three other americans were killed in attacks on the u.s. consulate. she joins us now over the phone. jamano what is the libyan government saying about that attack? >> well, victor, it does seem now this protest was not really a protest about this film, it was more of a planned attack. what we're hearing from libyan government officials is what we initially heard from u.s. officials. this was a preplanned attack by
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extremist groups, islamist radical groups that operate in the eastern part of the country. yesterday we heard from the president's ruling saying that they now believe it is a preplanned attack by these groups that aim aed to inflict maximum damage on western interest, especially u.s. interest in libya and sabotage libyan and u.s. relations. the libyan government now saying this investigation is its top priority. they have made a number of arrests. they have four people in custody, at least so far, who are being interrogated and they are looking into links of these people to the extremist groups that possibly carried out this attack saying they are taking this very, very seriously and they'll bring the perpetrators of this attack to justice. >> the pictures there so that this consulate has been destroyed. do we know if there are any protesters who were part of the original protest? anyone still there? >> well, victor, what we are
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seeing now in libya here in the capital tripoli and benghazi, over the past few days people have taken out to the streets in protests against what happened, showing solidarity with the united states, mourning for the loss of ambassador stevens and other americans. in benghazi calls on social media sites from libyans saying they want to put money into fixing the consulate. they want to help clean up the scene of the attack. so, really, this is not what we're seeing other parts of the arab and muslim world. what we're seeing is that most of the libyans i have spoken to are shocked, saddened by this attack and they say it is not representative of how most libyans feel about the united states. >> of course, we'll follow the developments throughout the day. thank you. let's talk for a moment about the american victims in libya. their bodies were returned home yesterday. president obama, vice president biden and secretary of state
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hillary clinton were there to pay their respects. here they are ambassador chris stevens, tyrone woods, sean smith and glen doherty. doherty was working as a diplomatic security officer. here's what his father said. >> i thought he was lucky to survive the four times he has already been over there. put he just laughed at me and said, dad, you're too cautious. >> he's a hero. he was my hero. >> tyrone woods was also a former navy s.e.a.l. and retired two years ago after 20 years of service. here's his ex-wife. >> if you ever wanted anybody to protect you and feel safe, that's your man. i have the highest respect of what he did. he loved what he did. >> sean smith enlisted in the air force when he was just 17.
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he earned the medal before leaving to work on the civilian side and serving in missions from baghdad to benghazi he leaves behind a wife and two children. chris stevens spent most of the time in his middle east and was instrumental in building relationships with libyan rebel leaders against moammar gadhafi. we'll talk with a friend of stevens to learn more about him and his dedication. u.s. reacting to the outrage. suzanne kelly joins us live from washington. suzanne, we heard the libyan government believes the attacks are planned. what are we hearing from u.s. officials about the theory that this was a planned attack to take out a an american diplomat. >> all the intelligence coming in over there and a lot of there theories and opinions out there. very conflicting messages. take a listen to just a couple of the things we heard this week.
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>> no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack. >> because it was something that was planned, then they could have come and attacked right away. >> so, you literally have people all over the place on this and the question kind of drills down to what did intelligence, u.s. intelligence actually know and did they know it was planned? the word we're hearing is that they did not know, they did not see this coming. we did find out this week from a source, a u.s. official that there was a cable sent, an intelligence cable sent and that warned about the existence of the movie and they had seen traffic that more people were going to this website. they sent out this cable as a warning to let people knowhey were out there and, of course, as you know, historically when you have incidents like this films or books or what not poking fun at the prophet
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mohammed, it is cause for concern. >> now we have troops on the ground and marines in several countries and destroyers off the coast. what is the red line for these marines to do more than to protect the consulates and the embassies and for them to go into action? >> we heard from two u.s. officials that the two warships that you mentioned to make sure the u.s. sites remain secure. i think, if anything, a very strong sign that the u.s. will retaliate if these attacks continue. both of these warships are carrying guided missiles. the u.s. sent drones in and they have some sort of idea what is going on from the air. they also sent in a fleet of marines, a fleet anti-terrorism security team made up of u.s. marines. the u.s. is also sending a very strong message as you see these protests continue that it's going to take whatever measures it needs to make sure that the embassies and the u.s. citizens who are over there are safe. >> all right, suzanne kelly a in washington, we'll continue to check in with you. thank you. after a week on the picket line, chicago teachers and
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kids in chicago may be headed back to school as soon as monday. the teachers uion and school board have reached a tentative agreement, but there's still no solid contract to end the strike. that's left 350,000 students out of school for a full week. >> nick is here to talk more about this. all right, so, nick, no contract signed yet. >> not yet. >> do we have any idea what they agreed on? >> tentative agreement. framework, if you will. a source close to the negotiations is telling us that there are three main sticking points here. one is keeping the current school year, that is very important, because under the package proposed by mayor rahm emanuel he proposed expanding the school year and that started the whole contentious problem between the school board and teachers union. another one is giving the authority to the principals to hire their own teachers and one of the biggest sticking points is changing the teacher evaluations for the first time in four decades. big moves here, but, again, the
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language has to be agreed upon. that's the main problem here. this goes to a vote, though, on sunday. >> that means this is a very delicate agreement. >> oh, absolutely. what could jeopardize it? >> again, going back to the teacher evaluations. right now under the current program, the evaluations are based on standardized test scores. so, there's 6,000 teachers right now, victor, at jeopardy of losing their jobs. from the beginning, though, the teach ers union has nut just ben saying this is about pay, but school supplies and getting air conditioners in each classroom. this still has a long way to go. >> no question parents are watching this one closely. >> absolutely. as outrage and violence spread around the world, we're left with this question. why is depicting the prophet mohammed the point of no return for some pp ♪
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>> we have been very clear to the regime and also to other players on the ground that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. that would change my calculus. >> those in international community who refuse to put red lines before iran, don't have a a a moral right to place a red light before islam. >> all u.s. officials, whether they are in the congress or in the government or else where are quite familiar and aware of the fact that the honor of the prophet of islam is a red line for muslims. >> there's a sense that all those sanctions are definitely tightening their grip on the economy of iran, that there are
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rising concerns because the iranian nuclear activities are continuing and people are recognizing this and, so, maybe there are some red lines there that would be breached and, you know, if i were the iranian leadership, i'd be very nervous about president barack obama. >> executive director of the gallup center for muslim studies and authaer of "who speaks for islam." protesting the film innocent of muslims that mock the prophet muhammad and even quoted president moracy as saying muhammad is a red line for muslims. is he a red line for muslims and, if so, why? >> i think we need to take a larger look at this. where the u.s. has a problem in terms of its image, you see mass protests in places where people are much more positive about the u.s., like libya.
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the protests are actually in support of the u.s. so, yes, the prophet muhammad is a red line in that he is a figure that muslims reve. so, when he's dishonored or insulted, there is an emotional reaction. but we can't just look at that. we also have to look at the wider political picture. it's a trigger that makes anti-americanism erupt into protuss in places where that resentment was already there. >> who are these people actually protesting? do they think they actually speak for all muslims, as a well? >> well, some do and some are just there looking for a fight. what was really interesting was a lot of people that were circulating on the internet yesterday of protesters in egypt were really a mixed bag. some appear to be conservative religious folks and others seem to look like a soccer hullg gho
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or the ultras that have been responsible for the violence over the last 21 days. so, it's a complex picture and much more complex than simply muslims not understanding free speech. >> with billions of muslims all over the world, certainly not all of them are protesting. what do the other muslims think of this protest? >> this is a very good point. this is a small minority and many a other people are offended by the film, but they think violence is exactly the wrong way to respond. i've seen several prominent figures say that if we want to honor the prophet, we should live his values rather than respond violently, which is something that would actually offend him much more than this film. >> what about in terms of freedom of speech, do muslims in other nations understand or even know about america's policy
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toured freedom of speech? >> there is some confusion. i think i'll say first off that in principle, muslims around the world according to our research do value freedom of speech. over 50% of iranians say if they were to write a new constitution, they would include a fundamental protection of freed speech. so, in principle, this idea is something that people value, but then in its execution, it becomes much more complex. and then there's also the confusion around some of the european laws, criminalizing some speech, the denial of the holocaust or the denial of the genocide. so, people are somewhat confused. why can't the united states simply criminalize the defamation of religion. there's not enough understanding of the complexities of free speech in the united states and how it's actually quite different from europe. >> on the flip side of that, what is it that you think the u.s. isn't understandish isings
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the muslims? >> i think there needs to be more understanding of the muslim society and the diversity of the muslim society. these violent protesters can't be seen as speaking for all muslims. far more muslims are peaceful, peacefully objecting to this film by simply living the prophet's life rather than responding violently. >> thank you, dalia, appreciate your time this morning and an interesting discussion, as well. don't go anywhere, more on red line warnings and the attacks against u.s. embassies with the former ambassador to syria. that's happening next hour. all right, just how much does the middle class make? republican candidate mitt romney's answer taking some heat and see how he defines the middle class. plus, the british royal family is not brushing off the topless photos published by a french magazine. we'll tell you how they're responding.
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welcome back. the british royal family says it's going to take action after they printed pictures of kate topless. >> it happened while they were vacationing at a private. it is similar to the way that the paparazzi, max, what legal
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options does the royal family have? >> well, there are quite tough privacy laws in france. actually, tougher than they are in the uk. so, they basically say this is a massive invasion of privacy and the palace came out with a statement yesterday which is quite rare. saying this was an outrage efebively and that they will be taking legal action and then later on we got a statement saying they a have actually started legal action in france. what they are saying is that the duke and duchess were in a private villa and had a right to privacy and this is a massive invasion of privacy and they should not have been published, should not have even been photographed. it was a private place. they are basically drawing the line. as they described it to me. they are drawing the red line about what is private and what isn't private. >> as far as the magazine goes, max, it's called "closer" and it's defending its decision to
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do this, isn't it? >> it is. because what they're arguing is that they're just doing their job and this is just a young, romantic couple and they really don't understand all the fuss. they also said that they took a picture from a road, which is public place, and you can do that. there has been a magazine in the uk actually publishing pictures of where the photographer is standing and it's extraordinarily long distance away. it was a very powerful, long lens. a lot of people do find these pictures quite offensive and they do feel for catherine. she was here at a mosque in malaysia at the time, actually, when this story was breaking. it must have been very embarrassing for her. she said there is this outpouring of support for her in many quarters, but i have to tell you, the main news agency is saying that a magazine there is going to publish even more photos, more intimate photos on
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monday. we'll see whether or not that transpires. the palace says no comment on that so far. >> certainly not the end of this. max foster, thank you very much. clint eastwood and the chair. wait, there's more. >> nobody wants to sit and insult people, which, unfortunately, that's the way politics is. >> the veteran acker is not only defending his rambling speech, he's also explaining the thought process behind it. can't wait to hear this one. we'll bring you more. energy is being produced to power our lives.
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it is 32 minutes past the hour. welcome back, everyone. i'm randi kaye. >> i'm victor blackwell. thank you for starting your day with us. we have seen protesters holding the signs angry at the film that mocked prophet muhammad saying we condemn animosity. many more demonstrations are not peaceful. people were seen throwing rocks and as the protests continue into the fifth day, one can't help but wonder if this is about a movie that insults islam or using the film protest as a cover up. on the phone with us, rich brewer, a retired u.s. embassy
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guard and u.s. marine. he was disabled when a truck bomb exploded while he was protecting the u.s. embassy in a beirut, lebanon, in 1984. good morning, rich. >> good morning, randi. how are you? >> what do you think is really turning people to violence? >> well, i think now it tends to be the hype of the video. i think initially when the attacks on the cairo embassy and, of course, the coordinated attack on the consulate in libya against our four personnel there, it was a coordinated attack. something i will characterize as a terrorist attack. but what we're seeing spread throughout the 20 some odd countries and even southeast asia, i think, is the hype that has become the video. initially what sparked it, you know, we had the 9/11
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anniversary and we had increased drone attacks and and some sort of reprisal for the 9/11 and the war that we've had on al qaeda through the last 11 years. >> there was a lot of talk in recent days about the level of security at the embassy. how can we better protect our embassies? >> i think in the situation that we had with the air ab spring, i think one of the things we should have done prior to this is deploy the teams. they're designed just for these sort of situation wheres we look at the security on the ground and say, you know, additional security is needed. these troops can be deployed, obviously, as they have been here through the air quickly, helicoptered in, if they need be, or they can be done quietly through airports using regular civilian clothing and that st of thing. so, we could have done it very
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quietly. no media blitz or anything like that and could have had them in place to help prevent the breaches. the trick is that, again, our main focus is the protection of u.s. personnel and classified documents. so, breaching the exterior walls, although very hard for an american to see the flag come down and be burned, that's not our immediate concern. our immediate concern are the personnel and the classified documents inside the embassy building itself, not the courtyard. >> in terms of the protests, you have said that you expect the protests in egypt and yemen to continue. why those countries in particular? >> well, i believe yemen because of the al qaeda in yemen and recently have been taken out the number two man there in the drone attack, i think, is going to spark that. and that has been brewing for some time. and then in cairo, i think, you know, cairo is kind of the, you know, it's the center of the
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muslim world and we have a transitional government there where we have muslim brotherhood elected as president. we're not quite sure as a country, as stated by president obama whether they're an ally or not and we're just not quite sure where he's going to fall on many of his issues. and, of course, you know, we give them a great deal of foreign aid and people are going to start questioning that and, you know, it's always a place where we kind of watch and see the pulse of the middle east. >> rich brewer, you've been there, you know how this works and we certainly appreciate your insight this morning. thank you. >> randi, thank you for having me on. in southern afghanten this morning, two u.s. marines were killed in a military base in
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helmand province. the taliban has claimed responsibility. mitt romney raising some eyebrows with his definition of middle income. in an abc news interview set to air sunday, he defined middle class families with a number that may surprise some. >> $200,000, $250,000 or less. >> we should note that president obama also defines middle income as $250,000 or less. just this week, the census bureau reported that median income in the u.s. is little more than $50,000 a year. neil armstrong, the first person to walk onthe moon was buried at sea. his remains were sent into the ocean. armstrong was a hero to millions of americans and people around the world, really. he died last month at age 82. clint eastwood and the empty chair. they were the darlings of the republican national convention. we just can't get enough of
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this. >> what? what do you want me to tell romney? i can't tell him to do that. can't do that to himself. you're absolutely crazy. you're getting as bad as biden. >> yes, clint eastwood and his chair stole the show. does anybody even remember that mitt romney took the stage shortly after that? some have applauded his speech and others called it crazy. >> do you think clint cares? here's what he told our -- >> what do they do to you? you just have fun and do what you think and you can say what you think, you don't have to edit yourself. >> so, you don't regret it at
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all? and i think i heard governor romney say on one of the sunday shows last week that he enjoyed it. he liked it. >> he did. yeah. he's got a much better sense of humor than people think. >> i don't know. that wasn't much of an explanation, just that he wanted to do it. >> at my age people don't question you, you do what you want. i think this will make a list somewhere of convention moments. good, bad, funny, not funny. going to make a list somewhere. >> our list next time around, no doubt. the actions of a washington professor have revived a long-running debate. find out what she did in front of a classroom full of students. [ male announcer ] the 2013 smart comes with 8 airbags, a crash management system and the world's only tridion safety cell which can withstand over three and a half tons. small in size. big on safety.
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just in is to cnn we're now getting a look at the man believed to behind the an anti-muslim film that sparked protests in the middle east. federal officials interviewed him this morning but he did not speak to reporters as he left his house. stemming from a bank fraud conviction, he was supposed to have only limited access to the internet but clips of the movie were found on youtube. the first pictures of nakoula basseley nakoula. >> great we saw him returning home. imagine you're a new mom and also an assistant professor at a prestigious university and your
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baby gets sick and you can't take her to day care. >> you don't want to abandon your students so you take the baby with you to class and when she fusses, you nurse her in front of 40 students. lisa sylvester has the story. >> reporter: assistant professor adrian pine is starting her fourth year at american university. the single mom normally leaves her daughter, lee, at a washington day care while at work. on the first day of fall classes her 11-month-old daughter woke up with a slight fever. >> i didn't have any emergency day care and i couldn't bring her to the regular day care and, so, i was faced with this really difficult choice of being there for my students, which, to me as a professional is the most important thing r me to do. or, you know, or taking care of my daughter and the only way that i could do both of those things was to bring my daughter to class. >> reporter: during her class of 40 students, her daughter began
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getting fussy, she was hungry. pine who says she has nursed her daughter at other public places including parks and airplanes and even several locations on campus breastfed her daughter during class. >> i very discreetly fed her. i don't believe that any part of my breast really was showing. i don't think my nipple was showing and, in any case, the most important thing for me was feeding her and within a couple minutes she fell asleep. >> one student was shocked. later tweeting, "sex, gender and culture professor, total feminist walks in with her baby, midway through class breast feeding time." >> she could have take on the sick day and left, stayed with the child and the t.a. would have come into class and read us the syllabus and our class would have left early and nobody would have complained. no problems at all. >> reporter: pine lashed out at
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a university student reporter in a scathing blog. she was writing an article about what happened. pine insists her intention was never to be a breast feeding activist. student reaction on the campus was mixed. >> i didn't think she was trying to be like, look what i can do. she was just feeding her child. >> for the first day of class, it is a little inappropriate. >> it is a natural thing and part of human nature, but at the same time, we're not used to that. >> reporter: pine says there is a much larger issue here. that there are tough choices, particularly for working mothers. many who grapple with how to balance work demands with a sick child. >> i had bottle fed my daughter and i would not have been attacked for that. if a male professor brought his child to class the response would be how sweet, how cute, how fatherly of him. where as a woman when i do that, i get attacked. >> i asked her if the situation
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was the same, would she do it, again. she said, probably not. she didn't expect this kind of backlash. she hopes this begins a new conversation about the need for adequate child care options for working parents. lisa sylvester, cnn, washington. >> oh, it's starting a conversation. i don't know if it's the conversation she wanted to have. we want your take on this story. do you think a professor should be able to breastfeed her child during class? >> tweet your responses to @randikaye or @victorcnn. coming to a menu new year, calorie counts. we have a spread to compare fast food favorites and the big question is, will adding calorie counts to menus persuade people to eat healthier. grab your appetite. sticaround. we are all reflections of the people who came before us. the good they did inspires us,
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welcome back. hope you're hungry this morning because we have a whole lot of fast food. quite a spread here. are you a fast food guy? >> i try not to eat fast food but every once in a while i get weak. >> you and everyone else. what if the calorie counts were posted, would it make a difference for you? >> probably. except when it comes to fries. >> the weakness. the weakness. >> yes, yes. >> starting monday mcdonald's will post the calorie count on menus nationwide and under the new u.s. health care law, actually all restaurants with 20 or more locations will soon be required to do the same thing. so, we have gathered our fabulous producer, troy, has put together this lovely spread and he didn't even eat any of it. >> we don't know what was here before so maybe. >> i watched him with a close eye.
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let's start with burgers. we'll take a look at some of these popular burgers. this one here is the mcdonald's big mac, favorite of yours, maybe? >> maybe. two all-beef patties, pickles, special sauce. >> you're going to sing the song? we know it has 1,000 milligrams of sodium, but in terms of calories, what is your guess? >> i would put it at 515. >> okay, we have to pick it up to find out. 550. >> that's a lot for one sandwich. but i was close. >> burger king whopper next. >> okay. >> shall we guess? >> more meat, bigger sandwich, i think, so, i'll put it at 625. >> 1,200. that's not to mention the sodium which is 1,450. not good. okay, next, the wendy's bacon baconator. if my husband was here, it would be gone in a split second >> everything is better with
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bacon. >> i wouldn't know. >> the number really to me doesn't mat whr it comes to bacon. i am going to say 800. >> 800 calories? >> 970. >> 970. i thought i was going high for that one. >> guess how much sodium there is in that one? >> how much? >> it's ugly. 440 milligrams of sodium. what do you want to look at next? >> you want to do the salads or the shakes? >> let's do the salads. >> people think salads are a good idea, but some of these salads have a lot once you add the dressing and all that's here. we have -- >> mcdonald's grilled chicken salad, caesar salad. let's see. you think this is a light alternative. >> 190. >> 190, i could live with that. >> the burger king grilled chicken deluxe. >> 490. >> 49 oversus 190. >> then the wendy's grilled
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chicken seizcaesar salad here h 770 calories. so, if you think you're getting a light lunch and doing the right thing. 770 right there. >> the problem is, i can see it. fried chicken. >> it's fried, that's the problem. >> shakes. let's get to shakes because i love a good shake. mcdonald's chocolate shake, 12 ounces, small, 550 calories. >> wow. that's -- oh, my goodness. >> you know people add that on to a meal. the wendy's chocolate frosty, love a good frosty. >> that one looks nice and small, 10 ounces. >> 300 calories. you'll work that off on the treadmill. the burger king chocolate shake, 12 ounces, 1,200 calories, again, for a small. >> i'm dropping things all over the place. >> these are the taco bell cinnamon twists. i'm not going to tell you what they are, just let you eat them. >> let's see. they bought these last night. >> they aret very fresh.
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170 calories. little note there. >> thank you for that. >> there you go, interesting. certainly make a lot of people think twice. >> i'm sure they're great when they're fresh. we'll be right back.
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and i ended up losing my leg. i didn't see it as holding me back, just wasn't a big issue. in 1976, i became the first amputee to run the new york city marathon. it was probably the best day of my life. and i just felt that this joy can be shared with others. i'm dick traum and i help people with disabilities achieve their potential through sports. how many people here are doing the new york city marathon? virtually everybody who was a member has the vulnerability. >> let's go. >> people come to akchilles and we match them with guides. >> he just did 16 miles. >> 16 miles. >> the atmosphere is social and there's jokes and there's laughter. >> so you're going to beat me still? >> it truly is a family. >> i have a stroke in 1980. when i started, only walked and
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