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it is friday, friday april 5th, "starting point" begins right now. and we do begin this morning with breaking news. reuters reporting that north korea has asked russia to consider evacuating its embassy staff from pyongyang. that, as cnn has confirmed that more missiles are on the move in that country. a u.s. official telling cnn that those missiles and their launch components were transferred in the last few days, and with a range of about 2500 miles they could strike south korea, japan, and u.s. bases in guam. >> this comes along with escalating rhetoric from the north, which accuses the u.s. of pushing the region, quote, to the brink. cnn's jim clancy live for us in seoul this morning. jim, bring us up to speed. >> all right. we're really witnessing here is north korea's, you said it, they've been trying to tell the world that the u.s. and south
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korea are pushing the peninsula to the brink of war. they continue that this morning, dutifully carried, we must say, by the russians to announce that north korea had asked them to evacuate their embassy. the russians, though, are telling us, that they are not going to make any immediate moves right now because they don't see any imminent threat. interesting that the russians helped north korea to build this missile that they plan to det if it is, indeed, the intermediate range musudan missile we've been talking about. interesting also that russia is one of the countries that has trade ties with north korea right now. back to you. >> jim, this is dangerous, isn't it? we come to expect bluster from the north koreans and this kind of rhetoric. this time it is approaching the danger zone if a mistake is made in how this all plays out. >> absolutely. that's the risk. and the real risk is out there in the waters off the coast of the korean peninsula.
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because, you know, these ships could move in very close proximity. shots could be fired. the u.s. and the south koreans take every step they can to try to remove that risk and remove that threat. but the north koreans see this somewhat as an opportunity, and that's why the u.s. is particularly concerned about some of the small incidents that might take place. not a major attack. not a major firefight. but something that could spark one. and you're absolutely right. therein lies the risk. and they're ramping it up. this announcement to the russians, that's for propaganda purposes. >> and they're also ratcheting it up with their capabilities, as well. just to reiterate, the latest in to cnn, not one but two missiles now we believe moved to the coast on north korea within range of japan, south korea and also u.s. bases in guam. what is the significance of this repositioning? >> well, whenever north korea feels threatened. whenever it feels ignored, whenever it feels isolated, it
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does something to spark a reaction in the international community. it might be a long-range missile test. as we saw late last year. it might be a nuclear test as we saw in february. or it could be a missile test like this one. this upsets the entire region. the neighbors. china. japan. south korea. all of them become more tense as a result of this. north korea desperately needs food aid to save the regime. and, they need attention to get that. they need negotiation. and they're trying to push the world in that direction. >> all right. jim clancy in seoul for us. we know you'll keep monitoring and we will we all morning. we're going to be talking to former nato ambassador nick burns in about 30 minutes. the widow of colorado prison chief tom clements, speaking exclusively to cnn this morning. she calls the night of his murder, unmentionable darkness. clements was gunned down in their home last night -- or last month rare now with a manhunt
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under way for his killer or killers, jim spellman has that for us. >> with the courage and strength most of us could only hope for, lisa clements, widow of slain colorado prison's chief tom clements, along with daughters rachel and sara, sat down with cnn's anderson cooper. >> what do you want people to know about your husband? >> that there's so much being said about who he was, and his career, and what he did in corrections. and certainly he had a significant impact, and he was a leader in his field. but for me, much more significant, is the integrity of the person that i know and love. and that he really, truly cared about other people. >> something she saw in tom from an early age. >> you met when you were 19? >> yes. >> at school. >> yes. >> what was it about him that drew you to him? >> he is fun.
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he's kind. and passionate about life. and so at a very early age, i was very -- it was very interesting to me. >> tom clements loved the outdoors in colorado and hiking with his daughters. as the public focuses on his career, sara and rachel see a different man. >> he was my hero. he intervened in my life so many times and just really changed my path, that i just want people to know that, you know, he's my dad. >> i would like to see how he lived his life, and that that is so much more upon than how he died. that he loved his life with such passion, and such compassion for other people. >> in his professional life, that compassion extended to the inmates in his prison.
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and even though it appears that one of those very prisoners gunned him down, his wife is already searching for forgiveness. >> i've heard tom in our years together so many times talk about victims with whom he's spoken, who describe their entire lives falling apart, their marriages falling apart, their health falling apart because of the rage, and the lack of forgiveness. toward the person who harmed their loved one or took the life of their loved one. and conversely, victims with whom we've spoken who simply said i have to let go so i can live my life. and that's what i choose. >> though it appears her husband's killer was released from prison early due to a clerical error, she vows to not let resentment or hatred dominate her life. >> for the rest of my days, i could be angry that someone made a mistake and didn't capture what a judge conveyed. but it won't bring tom back. and then my life is lost in that, and my ability to be a good mother to my children. so -- so i choose not to make it
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a focus. >> a choice to let the light chase away the darkness. >> in scripture they're talking about when darkness overtakes the godly, light comes bursting through. and i think that -- that scripture captures exactly what i would like people to know about tom. that that horrific night, and, you know the sound of that doorbell, and all that happened, was just unmentionable darkness. but, i -- i trust that people will see light coming through. they'll see that a man lived a good life and people's lives were impacted by that. >> a light that will be remembered long after his killer is forgotten. the search for the investigation
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into his death continues. we have learned overnight that colorado springs police have arrested james lower, one of the two men that they've been searching for. the other man still at large. but i tell you, just inspiring to hear tom clements' family speaking so eloquently and so bravely so soon after his death. christine, john? >> he spent his career talking to victims, and seeing how not being able to forgive could destroy their lives. and he talked to his wife about that. and now that she is a victim and trying to take those lessons from his life. just heartbreaking. just heartbreaking to hear them. thanks. >> such composure. really unbelievable. eight minutes after the hour right now. new video shows the district attorney of kaufman county, texas, shopping for guns the day before he and his wife were found shot to death in their home. according to the store's owner mike mclelland was not shopping for himself but for people who work for him at the d.a.'s office. they were nervous following the fatal shooting of assistant d.a. mark hasse back in january. funeral services will be held
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today for mike and cynthia mclelland. a public memorial took place yesterday and gun store owner will appear tonight on erin burnett "outfront" at 7:00 p.m. gunfire and bloodshed inside a jackson, mississippi police headquarters. a homicide detective and the murder suspect he was questioning found dead following an apparent altercation. the slain detective has been identified as eric smith. he's a husband. he's a father of two teenage sons. it's not clear if the gun used to kill him was his own gun. new this morning a psychiatrist who treated james holmes warned police a month before the aurora movie theater massacre that the suspected shooter was a danger to the public. documents released this week show that dr. lynn fenton, a psychiatrist with the university of colorado, contacted a campus officer about holmes. an affidavit claims that holmes had stopped seeing dr. fenton and was sending her threatening text messages. a teenage hiker is recovering this morning after a dramatic rescue in orange county, california. missing for five days, a search
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team able to hear 18-year-old kyndall jack's frantic screams but not see her until she finally managed to get their attention by waving one of her functioning arms. the only one of her functioning arms. one of the rescuers risked his own life to save her, falling 60 feet in the process. wow. nick valencia live in los angeles with the latest. good morning, nick. >> good morning, john. it took a handful of days but authorities said given the age and how healthy the two teen hikers were, they never lost confidence that they would be found. >> right now, everybody's celebrating for our success, and regardless of how hard they worked, how tired they are, how hungry they are, it's a tremendous victory for them. >> reporter: a victory for search and rescue teams and a reason to celebrate for the friends and family of the two teen hikers who had been missing since easter. nicholas cendoya and kyndall jack called police sometime sunday to say they couldn't find their way out of the heavily
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wooded area in southern california's national forest. their cell phone battery died before authorities could track them. >> going to the right now. >> reporter: early wednesday jack's father said the two orange county teens were unprepared for more than an afternoon hike. >> i want my daughter found and i want nick to be found, as well. so, we're not going to give up. until they're found. one way or another. >> reporter: with more than 100 law enforcement officers and volunteers as part of the search, he was found first late tuesday evening. he was plucked from the dense canyon brush, severely dehydrated and delirious. but his rescue gave authorities hope that jack would also be found. officers said she was spotted on thursday morning, pretty close to where cendoya was rescued. both were expected to survive their injuries. >> this is a complicated environment, and before you know it, you're lost. and you don't have the resources available. officials were thrilled about
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the rescue but they also used the event as a reminder, an opportunity to remind the public what can happen to inexperienced and unprepared hikers. john? >> nick valencia, thank you. you do have to be careful if you're going to go hiking in those woods. >> wore shorts and a t-shirt and no hiking boots. they weren't planning for a big, long hike. but it definitely turned disastrous. >> in a few moments we'll speak with several of the people who helped rescue these hikers. chinese authorities closing down poultry markets in shanghai slaughtering thousands of birds because of growing concerns over h7n9. also known as bird flu. scientists say this strain had not appeared in humans until now. and it has left six people dead in eastern china. researchers in the u.s. working now on a vaccine. so thumb's up, thumb's down, it was a pretty simple and straight forward way of doing things. just part of what made roger ebert famous. the legendary film critic died yesterday at 70 after a long battle with cancer. his former colleague richard roeper shared his memories on
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"ac 360." >> with roger what you saw on tv and what you read in his blog or saw his tweets, what you saw is what you got. that was roger. he was a larger than life guy. he had a great passion for the movies. you mentioned how long he's been doing this. when i joined the show he had already been a film critic for 30 years. he had already reviewed literally 10,000 movies. and he would still get excited every time the lights went down and the curtains parted in the screening room he was always rooting for a more very to be good. but if it wasn't good, you'd know about it. >> richard roeper said working with rog' ert ebert was like winning the lottery every day. such a contribution. >> national treasurer. an off duty california police officer being hailed as a hero after a tsa agent was attacked at the airport in honolulu. justin rogers jumped a barrier and slammed the assailant. rogers trying to downplay all the hero talk now. >> police officer or not, the woman was being assaulted. she was defenseless, had her arms up trying to defend herself, and somebody really
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needed to help her, and luckily i was close enough to be able to help her out. >> the tsa released this statement saying his actions coupled with the quick response by airport security ensured that the integrity much the airport's sterile area was maintained, minimizing disruptions to the traveling public. my statement would have been, nice tackle, but -- >> all right. the state of the economy. the state of your jobs. the focus of wall street today. march jobs report probably the most important piece of economic news in the world. it's out in a little less than an hour and a half. we're expecting i don't know could we be disappointed? 190,000 jobs is what analysts forecast. not as good as the 236,000 gain in february. so don't expect the unemployment rate to fall. 7.7% is where economists think it is stuck. looking for some better news? the unemployment rate has been improving since it hit 10% in 2009. live at 8:30 eastern. >> stay with us. like christine romans super bowl. breaking news in cnn right now. one of the two white
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supremacists sought for questioning in the murder of colorado prison chief tom clements has been caught. he was pulled over by colorado springs police and arrested early this morning. he is now in custody of the el paso county police. both lohr and goolly had contact with evan ebel after he got out of jail. >> more on that amazing story of the two missing teen hikers. eight of the rescuers who scoured a california canyon for days to bring them to safety they're going to join us with their story. >> then the olympic winter games less than a year away. we're going to talk with five olympic hopefuls, bottom of the hour. stay with us for that. you're watching "starting point." hi i'm terry, and i have diabetic nerve pain.
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rescued on wednesday. >> we're joined by members of the remarkable team that located and rescued kyndall. mike liam, reserve chief with the l.a. county sheriff's department. deputy jim moss. we've got the helicopter pilot mark burnett, and reserve search and rescue deputies doug kremlin and fred wentle. thank you so much. this was a pretty frantic search for these teens. they found the young man still were looking for the young woman. mike liam tell me what how did this go down, how do you find her? >> well the command post gave us a mission in an area that was a high probability. and they lowered in deputy jim moss next to me and he verified that there is a woman's voice being heard. so we were inserted where he was, and then we followed the sounds of her voice and climbed up a canyon, and eventually were able to have voice contact with her and then visual contact, and then we called in air five and
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they performed the rescue. >> we're looking at footage of that just incredible rescue. jim you were the paramedic on the scene when they found kyndall. this is after four days. she had been out there since easter. what kind of condition was she in? >> she wasn't looking very well. she was obviously really dirty, had been out in the elements for four or five days. was extremely dehydrated. just was not -- she was in a lot of pain. just really not -- not looking very well. as you can imagine. >> you know, fred, you actually on foot reached her while the paramedics were assessing and treating her. did she -- was she conscious? was she in and out -- she must have been elated she was discovered after all that time. >> she was in and out of consciousness. she was very confused. she was up on a little ledge about 2x3 foot in the fetal position and just wanted to go home. >> a 2x3 foot ledge.
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mark burnett you were the lead helicopter pilot. you're trying to bring a basket over there to get her. what was the terrain like? a 2x3 foot ledge? how does she get to such a perilous spot? >> well, i don't know how she got there. but, that area was steep. and the footing was very poor. it's lucky she did find a flat spot to get to. from my standpoint as one of the pilots on the aircraft, a teamwork effort. we can't do what we do up front without the eyes and expertise going on on the ground and in the aircraft as a whole. so, it's a matter of holding position by some references that were given to verbal cues, and we maintain that until the rescuer and the victim can be brought aboard the aircraft. >> good news is they are both safe right now. i think we'll be a little more careful next time they go hiking in the wilderness. also joining us, scott osborn, rick fernandez and john grisold.
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welcome back this friday morning. "minding your business" a big headline coming out of the business world. the march reports jobs reports due out at 8:30 eastern. wall street is not expecting it to be as good as february. we're expecting 192,000 jobs created in march. that would be a slowdown in hiring from the 236,000 net new jobs we saw in february. and we've got dow futures down about 70 points this morning.
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wall street sort of bracing itself that maybe the hiring picture not as robust in march as it was in february. one reason could be the sequester. we'll be looking to see if that bites into these numbers. you had also very cold weather. maybe cold weather held back construction hiring. so we'll be watching that for you. we'll have that in about an hour. facebook has unveiled its new product and it's not a phone like most people expected. instead it's called facebook home. and it's a family of apps that pushes facebook content front and center on your android phone. so instead of having to download instagram, facebook messenger, facebook camera it's all right there in a facebook home. it's going to be available next week. and big changes to tell you about at kfc. "usa today" says the fast food chain is announcing today that it's going boneless. this affects its original recipe chicken. this is kfc's core product. the restaurant has been moving market share to rivals like panner ra and chipotle.
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welcome back to "starting point," i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. just days after her husband was shot and killed rosie clum takes over as mingo county west
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virginia's sheriff. she choked up after she was sworn in just blocks from where her husband was murdered. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, sheriff. >> her husband, eugene crum, was shot twice and killed wednesday as he sat in his cruiser in a parking lot. the man suspected of killing him, 37-year-old tennis melvin maynard was wounded in a shoot-out with a sheriff's deputy and is in the hospital. susan candiotti is in williamson, west virginia, with the latest. bring us up to speed. >> hi, christine and john. in the small, historic coal mining town, shattered by the murder of their beloved sheriff, eugene crum, who did so much in only 93 days, they said, to battle prescription drug abuse, a large turnout for the swearing-in of his widow as interim sheriff. now she was too devastated to talk, but her daughter did, remembering her father.
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>> the pain that we are experiencing is unimaginable. i wish i could be shook out of this horrible nightmare. things seem so unreal right now, and as reality settles in, so does the hurt. all our hearts are broken. dad was very special to us all in so many ways. >> the feeling among many people here is that that was a symbol for healing. >> everyone in the community knows her, it's small town usa. it will help us overcome the void that's in our hearts and the officer's hearts. >> now i also spoke with the mother of the murder suspect in this case, tennis maynard. now, he remains in critical but stable condition after being shot after his -- or during his arrest. the mother told me that he is being treated for mental illness, that he even spent a week in the state hospital a few
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years ago, put there, institutionalized, by his family. she acknowledges that he had guns in the house. she doesn't know how many. didn't know much about it. and she said that she had no idea that he would become violent, and never saw any sign of that. the main question here is how did this man, who is suffering from mental illness, get his hands on a .40 caliber semiautomatic glock handgun, and what, what was his motive for murder? we still don't have those answers. christine and john? >> so sad and disturbing. susan candiotti in west virginia. thank you. new this morning the death toll rising in a building collapse in india. at least 35 people have been killed. 69 injured. rescuers are still searching through the rubble there. police say the building in a neighborhood here mumbai was under construction. they say the first four floors were illegally occupied. five children were among those pulled to safety. after the cave-in. more fallout over that video showing former rutgers
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basketball coach mike rice verbally and physically abusing hit players. now one of rices assistant coaches jimmy martelli, he has resigned, too. he was seen berating players and hurling basketballs at them. the athletic director and president getting plenty of heat over their handling of the case. remember, they allowed this coach to stay before ultimately firing, firing him next hour we're going to talk with rutgers professor robert snyder who wants the school's president to step down. >> maybe my favorite picture of the day. prince william may have found his princess but he appears to be losing his touch with the ladies a little bit. william and his wife the former kate middleton encountered a little 4-year-old girl holding a single red flower. you have to see what happens when the prince stops to greet her. >> eerks. oh. >> the kiss. just complete rejection.
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total rejection, like the heisman right there. before that, the prince even asked the little girl if the flower she was holding was for him. and she pulled it away. >> it's so cute. that is so cute. we told you at the top of the hour about this breaking news out of north korea. russia being asked by that country to consider evacuating its embassy. that as cnn's confirmed that two missiles have been moved to the east coast of north korea within range of u.s. territories and our allies. >> nicholas burns is the former undersecretary of state nato ambassador. he's now an international relations professor at harvard's kennedy school of government. let's start with the news that is just breaking now. pyongyang asking officials of the russian embassy, advising them that they may want to evacuate because of tensions on the peninsula. what's the significance of that move? >> it's hard to know. it could be accurate. it could be misinformation. what we do know is that kim jong-un, the young, inexperienced leader of north korea, is trying to ratchet up the pressure against both south
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korea and the united states, and the united states has responded in a very cool fashion. very strong. showing kim jong-un that we are the superior military power, but not trying to rise to these provocations and trying, actually, to decrease the level of rhetoric. i think that's the right move by washington. >> let's talk a little bit about the provocations, as you say, at least from the north korean side, new details this morning about these two missiles and what we know are missile components and launch, launch machinery that have been moved over the past few days to the east coast much that country when you talk about the north korean bragging of the potential of a test launch, and moving these munitions, and we talk about the range of those munitions and how they could hurt our allies, or even our own forces, how does that play in this whole scenario? >> well, it's very irresponsible. and it's a direct threat, obviously, to japan and to south korea. not to the united states. not to u.s. forces on guam, or to the west coast of the united states. but the problem here is that kim jong-un right now is unbridled.
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there's no one trying to -- there's no one close to him trying to restrain him. the key country is china. china has influence through the provision of food aid and fuel to north korea. china seems to be trying to have it both ways. say that both sides need to reduce provocations. and only one side, north korea, is acting up. so it's really incumbent upon china to use its influence to restrain the north korean regime. that would be very helpful if china would do that. >> it really does seem that this new north korean leader is playing some sort of diplomatic game here, and the "los angeles times" makes the case this morning that he's sort of playing a weak hand to his advantage. a quote says north korea uses its weakness to its advantage like a barefoot man who doesn't fear the man with shoes, north korea behaves like it has nothing to lose. north korea's bombastic propaganda machine the only issue of threatening to turn seoul into a sea of fire and the south korean stock market takes a beating. north korea only seems to speak
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and everyone seems to panic a little bit. >> i think, and that's the key thing here, the united states certainly is not panicking and neither is the south korean government. we've seen this kind of behavior from the north koreans in the past, frequently. including from kim jong-il, who was the father of kim jong-un. and you know, they make a big deal with incendiary and bombastic rhetoric trying to get the attention of the united states, south korea, japan, russia, china, trying to get more food aid, trying to get back to talks which the north koreans then routinely violate when they make commitments. and so i think this time the obama administration is determined not to rise to bait. that's the right reaction. you know that we've just had south korean u.s. military exercises. that's the right way to show the north koreans that they're the weaker party here. i think we'll see this level of rhetoric continue from the north. it would be very surprising, however, if they did anything in the way of direct attacks on south korea. kim jong-un is untested basically young and new leader of this country with the generals around him in the military so there's an internal
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message, there's the external message poking an eye at the west. you know there's a lot of room for mistakes. >> well, there is. and i think there's a variable here. the wild card is that he is so young, he's inexperienced, he may need to prove himself to the military leadership of north korea. you see he's out in photos almost every day with military units. that was unlike his father who was more reclusive. so that's what's different here. that's what has some people on edge. but still i think most people would say the chance of a war here is not likely. >> still every day a new development. ambassador nicholas burns, thanks so much for being with us. >> thank you. top of the hour we're going to get more reaction from congressman ed royce. he chairs the foreign affairs committee into the military and economic options available to the u.s. in this. >> ahead on "starting point," mad men returns for its final season this sunday. our jake tapper sat down with show creator matt wiener and asked why he's ending it so soon. >> and team usa's olympians getting ready to hit the slopes
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okay, this is going to sound a little crazy. it may sound crazy but for fans of the hit show "mad men" the end of the weekend can't come soon enough. >> because that is when "mad men" returns for season six. our very don draperesque jake tapper sat down on the set with the show's creative genius matthew weiner. >> are you alone? >> it's been a long ten months since we left don draper at the bar. but this sunday millions will return to the offices of sterling, cooper, draper, price for the season six premiere of "mad men" on amc. the series creator matthew weiner invited us to come early. >> so this is going to be the second to last season. >> yes. >> going well, doesn't seem any compelling reason to end it any time soon. for me, anyway. >> i feel like, you know, first of all, it's exhausting. i need a break. but, the reality of it is, is that the show has a life span.
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it is mortal. and you really want to end it before you exceeded the ability to tell a story. ♪ >> heavy drinking, heavy petting, and heavy drama have kept viewers tuned in to a bygone era of boy's club. >> okay, girls, come on in. >> how worried or concerned or aware are you when you're writing for your women characters about them not just being joan and megan and peggy, but them being symbolic of women in general? >> that's a really good question. i don't want the characters to ever be symbolic. in general. did women have it harder? yes. there were women pioneers? yes. were there exceptions to every rule?
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yes. how does someone succeed in that world? i think the show resonates because things are not that different. i don't want to give a history lesson. i want people to know that these people could be their mother. >> but the dark heart of mad men is mysterious, womanizing, ad man don draper. is he alone? is don draper alone? is this what the show is about? >> i think it's a big part of his life, yeah. and the ambiguity of that statement, after we've seen this man having found love, and being left alone, i think, you know, there's-there's an existential quality to him as a hero. >> i don't even know how don draper dies but if the show is about this existential question, am i alone, can i ever be happy, those questions, there needs to be like a hint at the end about, i am going to try to use the machinery of my show to give a satisfying ending. >> of course we can't talk about
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the new season of "mad men" without mentioning the worst-september secret in town. part of the new season will include scenes shot in hawaii. but the speculation begins, jake tapper, cnn, washington. >> awesome assignment. >> i can't wait. >> also ahead on "starting point." they ski. they snowboard, and they're going for gold. five members of team usa give us a preview of 2014. there they are! you're watching "starting point." nia, i'm mike. what do you drive? i have a ford explorer, i love my car. and you're treating it well? yes i am. there are a lot of places you could take your explorer for service, why do you bring it back to the ford dealership? they specifically work on fords. it seems to me like the best care. and it's equal or less money, so it's a value for me. get a free brake inspection and brake pads installed for just 49.95 after rebates when you use the ford service credit card. who doesn't enjoy value? many cereals say they're good for your heart, but did you know there's a cereal
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just 308 days to go. the opening ceremonies of the 2014 winter olympics will kick off in sochi, russia. it is never too early to get to know our future olympians. here now five of the athletes who could be bringing home cold. sarah hendrickson, ski jumper, aerial gold american snowboarder, greta eliasson, freestyle skier, and canadian freestyle skier. thank you so much for coming in here. it's so exciting to see you. 308 days to go. about to be summer. what are you guys doing to get ready right now?
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>> i'm in the gym, about to get on my road bike and we'll do some high performance training camps, get out there and work on our tricks. i tricks. i love to push the jumping in my sport. work on the bigger tricks and keep pushing myself. >> sarah, this is the first time ski jumping is going to be in the olympic games as a medal event for women. you are the current world champion in this? >> yes, world champion. >> how do you feel going into the games? >> really excited. it's a privilege to be able to finally compete. a huge push to get our -- the women into the olympics. men have been included for years and years and years, so i'm really excited. good results in the past two years, so that has given me confidence leading up to the season. >> i have a confession. i did ski jumping two years when i was a kid. i was terrible. are you very good. good luck at the olympics.
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you are freestyle skiers, one of the issues about sochi, serious snow issues. >> we have two to four jumps and pretty large size, 60 to 80 feet, it's important they have enough snow to build the course. i went there five years ago and they had a lot of snow. they are known for powder skiing and women's sports, part of an event for equal play time for women's sports. >> how concerned are you goitha you get there and there will be no skiing? >> i think it's a fluke year and they will be fully prepared no matter what happens with a ton of snow or very little snow, i think we're able to put on a great show. >> they are storing snow up in the mountains a year in advance. want to talk about the safety.
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this is a place where a locality of americans don't go. any fear? >> i don't think there are necessarily fears. we're all used to going to europe and riding the terrain and i think all athletes will be the same way going into sochi, so the terrain is a little more extreme in america, but it's nothing we're not used to. >> we have almost a year to go. besides winning a gold medal which i have to figure is the number one thing you want to do, what is the number one thing you want to get out of the winter games? >> for me, equal play time for women's sports. so excited to be part of an event where women get as much attention as men in women's sports. >> and having the did but at the olympics, such a huge opportunity for our sport. working on it so long, and it's great to showcase it. >> we look forward to watching you all. thank you for coming in.
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good morning, everyone. great to see you. i'm john berman. >> and i'm christine romans. in just a minute, we get the big march jobs report. the sequestration effects. we'll look at what's happening. >> like the super bowl for christine romans. north korea asking russia to evacuate its embassy over growing tensions. a group of rutgers professors asking the president be fired after a controversial video goes public. this morning, we're talking to one of them. >> assistant coach already resigned, may be more to follow. oh, my goodness. one handed, bare handed catch of that ball, but the most amazing thing of all. what he was doing with his other hand. holding on to his beer, and does it without spilling a single drop. hats off to you this morning, sir. friday, april 5th.
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"starting point" begins right now. "starting point," 30 minutes away from a very good indicator that's happening in the jobs market. a big jump in february, 236,000 jobs created. not expecting that kind of robust hiring in march. 190,000 jobs is what analysts are forecasting. 190,000 jobs not enough to bring down the unemployment rate. that unemployment rate stuck at 7.7%. analysts and economists have been dialing back expectations for the health of the jobs market this week. some other weak economic reports out there. this report could show -- could show the early impact of the forced spending cuts. those kicked in last month, and some government agencies started furloughing workers, but the broader jobs trend shows improvement. i want to show you kind of a bigger picture, the last year or more, economy has been adding jobs for almost 2 1/2 years now.
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bring you those numbers live at 8:30 eastern. sequester, and we'll see what could happen with the cold weather. held back construction hiring, and maybe some good numbers. government job losses, expecting 9,000 or 10,000 government jobs shed even as private sector keeps going. brarg mood change. expectations much higher before tuesday that there would be gains of over 200,000 jobs. now all of a sudden, the expectation is much, much lower. >> and it feels like deja vu. we have seen this early spring strength the last couple of years and then it would fade into the summer and that's something that's been kind of a pattern. this number is kind of a mysterious number this month. i'll be honest with you. we don't know how sequester, how weather, how an earlier easter, worries from europe will, all play in here. private sector employers have been more resilient than i would have expected. >> two numbers to look at.
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one. private sector job crease greater than 190,000, but there could be public sector job losses. >> that's true. this is such an important economic indicator with the largest labor market and economy in the world. when you look at the jobs mark. even when it's getting better, they don't feel it your job market is a job market of one. either have you a job and you're confident in it or you don't. that's an underlying problem for the economy. we need to get more people back. >> we will bring you new numbers, the minute, second they come in. stay with us for that. meanwhile, breaking news. missiles on the move and tensions rising, pyongyang is asking russia to consider evacuating its embassy staff in the north. russian officials say they have no immediate plans to comply. meanwhile, u.s. officials tell cnn two missiles and launch components have been moved to north korea's east coast in the last few days with a range of 2,500 miles.
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these missiles could strike south korea, japan, and u.s. air bases in guam. jim clancy live in seoul, south korea. jim, what's the latest? >> well, we're ratcheting up the pressure once again. north korea, apparently according to the russians, telling them they might want to evacuate some of their embassy staff, if not all of them. we're understanding this is a message that may have been given to other embassies as well. russians are going public with that. you noted they haven't made a decision to act, all of this as the north has according to the south -- the north has moved a missile or missiles over to a secret launch pad on the eastern side of the peninsula. preparing for what most people think will be a test launch. north korea trying to whip up fur voir among the people in the region that it's the u.s. and south korea that plan to attack it. i just got off the phone with hahn park, the uga professor
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that's in close contact with the north koreans. he says the time is ripe for negotiations. what the young leader wants is a peace treaty with washington. something to consider as john kerry plans to go to beijing next week. john. >> thank you so much, jim clancy. something to discuss with representative ed royce, chair of the foreign affairs committee and republicans from california. mr. chairman, let's start with the breaking news this morning that north korea has asked the russian embassy in pyongyang to consider evacuating embassy staff. what's your view? what is going on? >> they did the same thing with the british embassy and i think it's to try to get the news out that they are potentially going to create a hostile act. but in the past, this has worked for north korea, the basic strategy has been to create threats and then try to get aid
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from the west and that's one of the strategies that got us to this point. the ability to get hard currency to that regime has allowed it to pay for its missile program, and it's very expensive program to develop a nuclear weapon. at this point, i think we should rethink our strategy, that we've had since 1994. because it hasn't worked for us. during those intervening years, it's only allowed the north to develop nuclear capability. we should instead be thinking right now about how we could cut off the flow of hard currency into the regime so it can't pay for further expansions of its weapons program. >> let's talk in the very near term. that's a change of long-term strategy for the north korean situation. but in the near term, have you two missiles, components and launch technology moving to the east. that is clearly moving to the east coast of the country. north koreans saying they are ready for a test launch.
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what sort of signal does this send? every day it's a ratcheting up of developments, not a ratcheting down? >> it means they want something for the west. i've been in north korea, on the east coast of north korea the basic program, to extract aid from south korea, to extract aid from the u.s., it's to do provocative acts to get us to the table in exchange for something they want. the population is opposed to the new regime and the squalor they live in. and you can see that in the interviews with those who flee the country. such a large percentage of them mismanagement in the north.
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my suggestion, instead of repeating the old pattern and rewarding him for bad flavor, which is the same thing we did with his father and grandfather, that the international community cut off the international banking system to north korea so the regime collapses or such pressure's put on it, that the generals decide they don't like getting paid. we did this before in 2005, when we caught them counterfeiting $100 u.s. bills and it brought that regime to its knees, and i think that's what needs to happen now. >> it's clear you would like to see what you would like the u.s. to do diplomatically. militarily, what do you see the pentagon going, what do you think the pentagon should be doing in reaction to this north korean threat? >> the pentagon should move ballistic missile defense to the west coast. alaska and california being beefed up in terms of interceptors, so i think the obama administration is rather late to the game in terms of
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missile defense, but certainly now they are really working at it hard. because they realize some accidental trip wire could be touched here. in all likelihood, this is the same type of bluster we've seen repeatedly from north korea. i've followed these conversations for years, since 1994, and the type of rhetoric is not unlike what we see rather routinely. they do do very provocative acts, the sinking of the south korean warship with a north korean torpedo was very provocative. the shelling of the island in south korea, so we might see some additional activity like that, but it's all predicated upon getting what they want in the north which is a package of more support. >> we'll see if we wake up one morning soon and there isn't a
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ratcheting, because it has been every morning lately. thank you for being with us. >> thank you. colorado police arrested one of the two white supremacists they have been searching for in connection with the shooting death of the state prison chief, tom clements. james lohr taken into custody. both suspects had recent contact with evan ebel. the man suspected of killing clements. >> murdered in his home last month in an exclusive interview with clements widow and daughters, they talk about how they want him to be remembered. >> i would like people to on see how he lived his life. so much important than how he died. he lived with so much passion and compassion of other people. >> an unmentionable darkness. i -- i trust that people will see light coming through. they will see that a man lived a
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good life and people's lives were impacted by that. >> clements' other daughter, sarah, said my dad was a hero. a psychiatrist that treated james holmes warned police about holmes a month before the massac massacre. she contacted a campus officer about holmes, and warned he had made homicidal statements and possessed a threat to the public. holmes had stopped seeing dr. fenton and began sending her threatening text messages. new video shows texas d.a. mick mcclelland was thinking about protection the day before he and his wife were shot in their home. he was caught on camera shopping in a gun store. the gun owner says he wasn't looking for weapons for himself but others who worked for him in the kaufman county d.a.'s office, they were worried following the murder of assistant d.a. mark hasse.
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public memorial took place yesterday and today is the private funeral. mariners/a's game, a vicious slicing foul ball. what does he do? casual, one handed, bare handed grab of the ball. the most impressive part of this catch, though, folks. what he does with the other hand. a beer in it, and he does not spill a drop. that is the guy with his priorities in order there. after a round of high fives, you can see thumb there, taking a sip of the beer he worked so very, very hard to save. >> it's so cool. usually after a big beer at a park, my reaction is a little slower. his were pretty quick. slip of the tongue causing quite a buzz. michelle obama sitting down with a reporter from burlington, vermont. listen to her as she discusses the struggle that many parents face in balancing work and home life. here is how she misspeaks. >> believe me.
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as a busy single mother or i shouldn't say single. as a busy mother, sometimes when you have the husband as president, it can feel single, but he's there. >> and the president also causing a bit of a stir with comments he just made. a fund-raiser in california yesterday. commander in chief couldn't say enough nice things about the state attorney general, kamala harris and he called her by far the best looking attorney general in the country. >> we are joined by howard kurtz and loren ashburn. i think let's start with the president and kamala harris. if it were joe biden, we'd roll our eyes. a lot of heat of the president saying this about an attorney general. >> are you offended? >> i'm surprised. >> you're surprised? >> if i said you were smart,
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dedicated, brilliant and really good in front of the camera and you were really good looking, what would your reaction be? >> i would be like well y did you need to say i was good looking. he did complimenter her. on twitter, saying things like why is he uninsensitive to women? and he didn't put a lot of women in his new cabinet. >> i'm sorry. this is the media p.c. police run amok. more than willing to criticize the president when he says something dumb. making a light comment about the attorney general of california at a party fund-raiser, i think that's silly. >> you say it's media overkill. let me read you something that may be overkill in your mind. from joan walsh. thoses of us who fought to make sure that women were seen as
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more than ornamental, and that includes the president, should know better than to rely on flattering the looks of someone as formidable azhar rhys. >> it's not as though he called her a slut, like some people called sandra fluke, not in the white house conducting himself improperly. >> there is no history here of obama overtly flirting with women. >> there is a history of him going up to a guy, a male attorney general, he wears a really good suit. dashing. >> a political headline from last year about the republican vp. forget the budget, paul ryan is hot. >> and marco rubio, republican convention, all of the stories about how hot he was and george bush's nephew, oh my gosh, so gorgeous, good looking. >> so we're obsessed with people's looks. is that what we've decided?
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>> some people in the public complain our politicians so skrifted, choreographed and never go off the cuff and when somebody make as a joke, maybe a borderline joke, we cream them. >> it is borderline. >> you don't look offended. >> i conditioned how it can be such a controversy. but it's not over the top. almost offensive, a little sort of cringing. usually not tone deaf. >> the president doesn't seem to be on videotape unless a secret mitt romney 47% video surfaces and you get to play it over and over. >> and he mr. obama can discuss with each of their guests and decides who needs to apologize for which one. ahead on "starting point," a growing chorus for rutgers president to resign over the video of mike rice abusing players. should he step down? the professor leading the charge. you're watching "starting point."
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known about coach rice's homophobic, misogynist views, he in essence covered up the coach's actions. >> you were not a fan of the university president before now. but this is a sign that more heads need to roll. >> he has turned rutgers as a place that's less effective pipeline for minority class, working class students. the double impact has been devastating. >> are there two sides to this story? possible another way to look at this? we spoke yesterday to a former player of coach rice. t tyree graham. >> i do respect his respect of basketball. he was passionate about him in the basketball. some of that on the video was in a laughing matter and i wish the
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audio showed that, and not just him showing the gay slurs. >> is there room for interpretation here? >> not on the videotape. i'm sorry. the slurs he used at the video players, the throwing of the ball at player's head. as a parent, i was a youth coach for many years. no place on an athletic team. >> explain what the president's culpability is? >> the nixon administration. what did he know and when did he know it? we were told earlier that the coach was going to be suspended and fined. we never found out why. we always wondered what was at stake. now we know what was at stake. the videotape and incidents behind him. >> why do you think he didn't fire him sooner? >> one allegation, might have been stuck paying for his contract. basketball coaches have huge contracts today in the pursuit of big-time sports success. that bill will look small to the embarrassment they are facing
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now. >> the atmosphere at rutgers university, rutgers, where tyler clementi, a gay student, committed suicide, how did that affect perception on campus? >> we did a soul searching and thought we had become a different kind of university. we looked at what happened at pn state, where people put the institution over the health and welfare of students, and we thought we learned, but the president hasn't learned. >> we reached out to the university about your letter. have you received a response from the letter? >> the only response, the president refused to show up at a forum that was supposed to discuss the future of rutgers. when the politics got bad, he chickened out and didn't show up. >> we'll see how this develops over the next few days. >> thank you. ahead on "starting point," fans of "arrested development," the day for the new season has finally been announced. and we'll tell you about it, next. [ driver ] today, my ambulance knew all about a bike accident,
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welcome back, everyone. i'm john berman, along with christine romans. holding on to her phone at this very minute. we're awaiting the jobs report, just moments away. >> a minute and a half, a minute and 25 seconds, a minute and 22 seconds. >> the expectation, for 190,000 jobs created.
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not as fogood as we got back in february. in play in march, we're talking about cold weather, also the first full month of forced government spending cuts in place. >> we want to know how the sequester might have played and what it means for job growth. much of the sequester is furloughs. those aren't layoffs, but there will be a knockdown affect, with less money deployed in the economy, fewer people hiring, let's bring in ali velshi, i wanted to ask him what could be the risk to expectations for how this is going to be? forced spending cuts at play here, and will we see a slowdown in the growth of hiring? >> we saw the effect of the forced spending cuts starting in december, with companies that said i'm exposed to government spending, private companies, i don't know what will happen. they pulled back on hiring, and, yet, we had strong jobs growth in january and february. big surprise to the upside in january and february. i expect christine to get it in
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a few seconds, we're expecting 192,000 or so. if it comes in above 225, you will see the market very happy about this. if it comes in below 150, 175, we'll have a problem, and we'll know about that momentarily. >> christine romans, getting numbers before she yells them out loud. this week, these numbers are only part of the story. >> absolutely. markets indicated much lower because of north korea stuff going on. real talk about nuclear attacks and things like that. that is affecting markets without these jobs numbers, we expect the markets to be down 80 points on the dow. unusual, strong records every day. these could be a downer on the market. and if they are bad. >> 88,000. >> that's bad. 88,000 new jobs created in march, very bad. we were expecting 192,000. we needed 250,000 to 300,000, we weren't going to get that to keep the growth going.
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>> less job creation expected. unxmt rate fell, but it's falling, our economics correspondent in the treasury department, for negative reasons, more people coming into the labor market or you have the jobless rate falling not for good reasons. >> correct. >> 88,000 is not -- not a good development. when we look at the record of how we have jobs growth. >> we were taking into account all of those things, like forced spending cuts. john, 192,000 would not have been a strong number, given where we are and what we need in terms of this economy. more than 100,000, lower than expected. those of you in the market, expecting a new high, you won't get it. >> that number, 88,000 jobs created in march. that number, less than half of what we are expecting. is this one of those reports that will come as a shock? is that a shock to the system or a downer. >> bad, 88,000 to be less than 150,000 is bad.
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less than 200,000 is not growing fast enough. and less than 250,000 is less than obama and biden said was needed. >> we can put a trend chart, show you what it's been looking like over the past year. january revised up. another revision. altogether, 61,000 more jobs added in the past couple of months than we thought. but the 88 not great for the month of march. >> even if you add the 88 plus the 61, that number came out as a total, i would still tell you it is bad. >> diane swonk with a chicago services firm. >> we talked about the underemployment rate. u-6 the line on the labor department report. it actually fell 13.8%. any way to define i guess going in the right direction, or is this a big negative?
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>> i think it's a big negative. trying to get some of the detail on it now, but certainly the fall in the number of people looking for jobs, the fall in the labor force, that's the reason that the unemployment rate fell, fewer people looking for jobs and some of that is retirees and things like that. but let's face it. we know that what we really want to see here, only half of the reduction in the participation rate is retirees, really another part of the is people not looking for jobs, because they are frustrated. a lot of people losing extended unemployment insurance right now. and what we expect to see, people looking for more jobs as they are losing extensions on unemployment and we are seeing them give up. that's go to be concerned about. that is the kind of concern that the feds are looking at. not just the quantities of jobs which we are generating, certainly not good, even with the upper revisions to previous months, but also looking for quality of the job composition and the quality of the -- the reasons why the unemployment rate is falling. and they reiterated many times,
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the unemployment rate falls for the wrong reason, we won't take the paddle down, we'll continue to try to ease out there. we really want to create more good reasons for the unemployment rate falling, not because people are giving up. >> 35500,000 people dropped outf the labor market. that shows a lot of frustration. the composition of jobs created. something we've been concerned about for months now, have you low-pay jobs with not a lot of benefits or any benefits that are -- that are being actually done by people with bachelor's degrees in some cases and very high-skilled jobs that companies complain they can't fill because they don't have the workers to fill them. the composition of the labor market, really at a disconnect right here, diane. >> it is a disconnect. i don't buy the mismatch argument much. i have been digging into the data a lot. the reality, although they say they can't find skilled worker, they are not paying up. wages are not accelerating, the
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only way we have finally seen it, trucker's wages are trending up. these truckers are independent contractors, they need more wages, they are covering their own fuel costs. builders saying shortages, but we've not seen construction wages accelerate. builders saying we don't get a lot of margin. it cost as a lot to build a new home. not willing to pate wages. mismatch, until we see wages accelerate in areas they see we are missing skilled workers, a bit of a bogey. the real issue, we have an economy not growing fast enough to generate good jobs, 2/3 of the jobs generated from recovery has been in the low-paid service sector jobs, retail, food service, manual labor, in-home health care and those have replaced high-wage jobs we lost during the great recession in
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manufacturing, construction, and office sector. >> diane swonk, our thanks. 88,000 jobs created. less than half of what analysts were expecting. any sense of what role does the forced government spending cuts have to play in all of this? >> we have not seen added government jobs in many months, we've gutted the government. we will gut them some more. all of this, what typically happens, i don't have the breakdown in front of me. you have a number like 88,000, had you more than 88,000 jobs added in the private sector and subtract the losses. you look at the areas that grew, professional and business services, had 51,000 jobs, health care always, health care added jobs throughout the entire recession. construction, you talked about hurricane sandy and the big boom in housing, 18,000 jobs in construction, and leisure and hospitality, they added 13,000. a lot of business done in american cities is done by those
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coming from overseas, retail declined by 24,000. >> and they are starting to feel it. >> government -- by the way, here is the answer of your question. government fell by 112,000, 88,000. so it would have been 100,000. and it's 88,000. one thing, manufacturing didn't grow. one of the things we are talking about for a long time. underpinning of the growth. we're getting manufacturing jobs back, manufacturing didn't grow. i'm worried. i leave this report worried about what's going on. >> 88,000 jobs. before we move on, we would be remiss if we did not say good-bye to our friend ali velshi, joining us last time on set today. >> i will miss you guys, it's been fun working with you. christine, after 1 2 years of working together. we group together. >> does anyone want to have a
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picnic on ali, my producer said. >> guys, a round of applause? >> thanks. the viewers, i spent the last 12 years, i'll miss you. >> we'll be looking for your smiling face and bald head somewhere else. thank you. >> thank you, ali. jobs numbers will play into politics right now of the budget fight. president obama's upcoming budget expected to include cuts to medicare and social security along with some new tax increases, unveiled wednesday. white house says the cuts are meant to show the president is meant to compromise with republicans, and a deal offered to john boehner, $400 billion in medicare savings, they hope it kick starts talks on long-term deficit reduction. and the secret service is talking about julia pierson,
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sworn in as director of the secret service. information posted about her, credit report, banking information, retail credit card accounts, the fbi won't say if the information about her was accurate. maryland lawmakers passing a sweeping overhaul of gun laws last night. the governor promises to sign the deal. opponents have threatened to petition the bill, trying to put it on a ballot. a robber in arizona should have quit while he was ahead. he got away with some oxy cottin. this time, an employee points a gun at him, and he runs out empty handed. half hour later, gets his pills and out the door when two citizens with guns order him to the ground, took his weapon and held him until police arrived. and in attleboro, massachusetts, it is explained to say why students with negative balances on their prepaid lunch card were told to
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go hungry. 25 children left without a meal after cafeteria employees ordered them to throw out their lunches after discovering the kids couldn't pay for them. school officials and the company that operates the cafeteria are both blaming the lunchroom workers for the decision. listen to one furious mother who owed $1 on her son's lunch card. >> this is bullying. that's neglect. child abuse. he was more phied. all his friends were staring at him because he couldn't have a lunch. >> students are supposed to receive a grilled cheese sandwich with fruit, vegetables and milk when their lunch card dips into the red. white house summit of a different kind. third grade counterpart, robby novak, met in the oval office. >> this is the oval office right here. i think you should try to sit
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behind the desk. so you look a little more official. okay. we'll make sure not to talk. what grade are you in? >> third. >> third grade? >> um-hum. >> yeah. >> going pretty good? okay. because i know you have all of these other activities. so much demand on your time, trying to balance being president and being in the third grade, you know. that's a lot of stuff. >> um-hum. >> you seem to be handling it pretty well. >> very well. >> this is a program from the march on washington. where dr. king spoke, this is the original program. and a portrait of abraham lincoln, one of my favorite presidents. >> mine too. >> any advice for me?
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>> i have one. >> okay. >> well, it's not really advice. >> it's how you are doing. are you doing awesome. >> you think i'm doing awesome? >> um-hum. >> that means a lot to me. keep doing the great work you are doing. i'll do my best, between the two of us, maybe we can get things going in the right direction. even though are you president, can we still hug? that's good. you work hard in school. okay. >> that is one heck of a white house tour. >> that suit is so cute, and i love him picking up the phone and potentially -- what's this red button for. very funny. i want to get you up to speed on the breaking news of the morning. 88,000 net new jobs in the month of march. big disappointment.
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dow futures down 150 points. looking for a big sell-off on wall street when it opens in 45 minutes because of disappointment because of growth in the american jobs market. >> tough day on the markets to be sure. ahead, nick cannon, known for hosting "america's got talent," but he joins us live with a new passion project, the end it movement. you are watching "starting point." [ driver ] today, my ambulance knew all about a bike accident, just by talking to a helmet. it grabbed the patient's record before we even picked him up. it found out the doctor we needed was at st. anne's. wiggle your toes. and it got his okay on treatment from miles away. it even pulled strings with the stoplights. my ambulance talks with smoke alarms and pilots and stadiums. but, of course, it's a good listener too.
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history. half of them are kids. >> right. >> how come we don't hear more about this? >> people think it's a passe thing and we have so much forward movement in our society, but when you think about the world altogether and how human trafficking and slavery is something, it's extremely current and i think that's the reason why we want to use platforms like this and an opportunity to use celebrity to spread the message. it's still a really big issue. >> a big issue for women. a majority of people trafficked are women. and children. today, right now, someone can be sold for $90 or less, it's remarkable. you have the "x" on your hand. >> april 9th is the day we want to create mass awareness, shine a light on end slavery day. the end it movement, i put it together. and truly, a coalition of seven
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nonprofit organizations working to end slavery all around the world. of all kinds. >> you know, we were talking before we came on here. have you 2-year-old twins at this point. having kids have an effect on this? how did you get involved? >> absolutely. when you have kids it changes your perspective on life and it kind of makes you one, want to be a fine example, but, two, try to leave this place a little better than when we got here and everything, so it's just one of the things when you think about, you know, in my kids, this is their world, and if i can lay interesting ground work. >> how lucky we all are that we were born where we were in the circumstances where we were. many parts of the world, not even something these families can imagine. >> what do you want to see people do? >> really, we want to see people join the movement by obviously following us on social media.
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and my immune system sort of crashed on me. now it's always trying to get out there and trying to spread that message as well about healthy living and kind of just being positive about the entire situation and using it as a platform. >> what is the twitter address again? >> @enditmovement. >> april 9th is the day. red "x" on the hand. >> thank you for being here. appreciate it. >> back in a moment. it's a phoenix with 4 wheels. it's a hawk with night vision goggles. it's marching to the beat of a different drum. and where beauty meets brains. it's big ideas with smaller footprints. and knowing there's always more in the world to see. it's the all-new lincoln mkz. the longest 4g lte battery
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for a fraction of the cost ok, well, remember last week when you hit vinny in the head with a shovel? [chuckling] i do not recall that. of course not. well, it was too graphic for the kids, so i'm going to have to block you. you know, i got to make this up to you. this is vinny's watch. big news this morning, a jobs report for march, disappointing, 88 sthou j 88,000 jobs created in the month of march. a slowdown in hiring in the united states and what we know, jobless rate fell to 7.6%, but not for a good reason. almost half a million people simply stopped looking for work and dropped out. futures down 0

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