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view more favorably. 64% of you say bill clinton. 36% say barack obama. the debate will continue online. from the left i'm van jones. >> from the right i'm newt gingrich. join us tomorrow for another edition of "crossfire." erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. "outfront" next, a day of ceremony for president obama. he speaks live this hour at a critical point in his presidency. that's "outfront." plus new details about the state senator who was stabld more than ten times by his own son. police knew there was trouble in that home. >> this is just a tragedy. a young man is dead. a family can never get that young man back. as a society, i don't know what it will take for us to pay attention to this issue.
>> could this tragedy have been avoided? and george zimmerman facing new charges. what his girlfriend says about zimmerman and guns. gun was the shotgun. proesident obama is about t speak live. it is the presidential medal of honor dinner. we'll bring that to you live as soon as it begins. it is a critical day and a moment for this president. so far today there has been mental of pomp and circumstance for the white house. this morning, president obama awarded the presidential medal of freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor to 16 people. those included former president bill clinton and oprah winfrey. the obamas and the clintons then together made their way to arlington national cemetery, along with some of the members of the kennedy family.
and there as you can see, they laid the wreath at the grave of john f. kennedy. this is two days before the formal anniversary of ken's assassination
in texas. behind the photo ops president obama is struggling. his signature piece of legislation, obama care is on life support. we begin our coverage with john king. this speech tonight is a very important speech. right? he will be trying to sort of be in the shadow of jfk. somebody who, you know, when he first ran for office, he was compared to frequently. he spent the day going from ceremony to ceremony looking very presidential. inside the white house, there are a lot of problems. >> there are a lot of problems. this is a chance for the president for a day to step away from them. if you talk to past recipients, talk to president clinton, talk to george w. bush, they will tell that you sometimes when you're in a ditch it is help whfl you're the president, you're leading important ceremonies.
he will today tribute to jfk and to public service and the kennedy family. you make an important point. remember when caroline kennedy and ted kennedy, caroline said
the excitement around then candidate obama reminded her of the stories people told her about the excitement of 1960 when her dad ran for president kmpl the president get a little personal juice and adrenaline out of this? sure. is one day away from obama care, one day away from a 37% approval rating going on solve those problems? no. but it can't hurt. >> let me ask you, they've been in polling institution after polling inconstitution. the latest is that his approval rating is 37%. that may sound on an absolute basis, horrible, but a month ago it was 46%. that gives you how dramatically it is dropping. for comparison since we're talking about jfk, that's going to be the center of what he is talking about. president kennedy had a 56% approval rating when he was assassinated and that was the
low for his presidency. >> he served two and a half years in the presidency. so all of the hope and the optimism, if you read the history books that accompanied the beginning of the new frontier, the beginning of camelot as some called it. this president, he is in his second term and a lot of the hope and wishful aspirational speeches are gone and he is in the nitty gritty. the signature domestic initiative, the single accomplishment is the first term is the albatross of the second material. what makes it so stunning is he has had the double whammy. taking a hit on his credibility. people don't find him honest and trustworthy. it is hard to change those numbers. number one, step away from it sometimes. you try to keep your sense of humor. number two, there is a lot of talk in the white house, the president has said he is mad that he this didn't bring the warnings about the website and other problems directly to him. there is talk of a possible staff shake-up. the president's biggest hope is
when we go into budget negotiations, the possibilities of the debt ceiling we have to deal with early in the new year. that the republicans give him an environment like a shutdown. >> john king will be back with us. the president is slated to begin speaking in just a few moments and we'll bring that to you live. this is just a very crucial moment and a crucial speech for this president as he tries to get away from so much of the agony he's been experiencing over obama care. by the wearing the poll on obama care, even worse than the president personally in terms of the drop because the approval of the health care law, 31%. that's down 12 points in one month. "outfront," hilary rosen. the poll that we're seeing for the president that he's dealing with as he gets ready for the speech and the numbers that we're seeing for the obama care, the signature health care law, these are pretty terrifying
polls if you are in the white house. >> the poll is only relevant for one thing. as this program gets fixed and the work of the country continues, do people still perceive that he will be able to solve the problems of the country? that's when they care about. i think they're less worried about his popularity and more worried about does he continue to maintain some political clout? and further than that, we're so overdramatizing the impact on the obama presidency i think of this health care rollout. it is going on get better. it is inevitable. frankly i think we've hit the bottom here. and so there is a long way to go and he is still the president for three more years. >> what about that? it is not just his overall approval. it is the very things he used to score so well on.
things like do you like him in do you trust him? he's seen those numbers drop precipitously. and those numbers are the hardest to get back once you lose them. >> when you lose the personal attributes of leadership, you have a hard time getting it back. and i fundamentally disagree. we haven't hit bottom yet. as far as health care law goes, it is just a website today. the young people that don't sign up will be the next wave. the next nightmare for the president. and then wait until seniors find out how much change and how much potential harm to their coverage could come from this. the president's problem is that this is the only thing he's got. this is his signature accomplishment. right now it is in serious trouble. >> let me ask you, we spoke to one young woman today. she is a freelance writer. the trend around this country. more and more people who are
freelance, don't have the health care from big companies. she is very informed. researched extensively and shem, look, i found out. i was so excited about obama care and it is just cheaper for me to pay the penalty than signing up. here the number. her annual costs, the penalty plus the medical costs that she just paid out of her pocket. $960 a year. unobama care, premiums plus deductibles, over $6,000 a year. those numbers, whether you like the could not cement of health care or not, those numbers are never going to add up. >> and it was an interesting story. and it came down to about $30 a month difference that she said she didn't want to pay. but the studies showed that seven out of ten young adults are going to be able to get coverage for around $100 a month or less. the reason she didn't qualify was because she made more money than the subsidies would provide for. so what we have here are people
who -- overwhelmingly, actually, understand that health insurance is a good thing. it is true that young people feel more invincible and will require more incentive and more encouragement to sign up. >> but it is those young people that are required for this program to be solvent. >> just a few million. >> then you're toast. >> just a few million. we don't need all of them. we just need some of them. >> we have an aging population. and you're asking young people to carry a huge load. >> they're not carrying any extra load. they're providing safety and security for their own health. >> they're opting out of the pral. >> a lot of them say i get that. i get the moral imperative. i should be paying for this. i want to help the elderly. i want to do my part but i don't have the extra money to do this. even when the premiums look okay per month, the deductibles are sky high. and they say i'll pay the penalty. i'm going without insurance.
again, that can't happen and have this work. how is that going to change? >> i don't think this is a moral imperative. i think what people are going to find, as kaiser studies have shown, independent studies, more than 50% of people 18 to 34 actually want health insurance. they want that security. even with a higher deductible they're still getting more than they have currently. when we have this current analysis that says seven out of ten young people will be able to get policies under $100 a month. that's going to be attractive. again, this is a long term play. there is a lot of misinformation out there. like terry doing what he just did before, screaming about seniors and about to get hurt which is just silly. >> huge changes in their plans? seniors are covered under a
completely different plan. >> you're just using scare tactics. you're gist giving republican talking points for no good reason. >> i'm sorry. i was trying to address the policy ramifications for medicare, for medicare advantage for other programs that other people are involved with. we talk about the seniors but the way this thing is implement over the next 18 months or so, it will be expensive for average people. they're doing the kitchen table math. and then when we start doing actuarial math, what it will take to support this program, if it ever gets stood up, it will break the bank and that's what republicans have been saying all along. it is not a talking point. it is just math. >> we'll leave it there for nowism look forward to having both of you back. even though president's speech only the, he hopes it will turn eyes off the obama care issue -- eyes will not turn off of it. we'll have more from the presidential dinner. he is expected to speak at any moment about the legacy of jfk and we'll be taking that live.
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sources close to the investigation are telling us that deeds was stabbed more than ten time outside his home. he then stumbled down the driveway bleeding. his son went inside and shot himself with a rifle. we are learning that the sheriff was called to the house on monday of this week before this ham. brought gus deeds to the hospital for a mental evaluation but he was released after officials failed to find him a bed. we can report though that cnn has learned, there were actually beds available. chris lawrence is in charlottesville, virginia to begin our coverage "outfront." >> this chapter is closed but the next chapter is yet to be written. >> reporter: never seen far from his son gus, there he is. smiling hundred his dad's right shoulder and again on the campaign trail with his blue grass banjo. >> the deputies and troopers found gus, the son of mr. deeds, deceased inside the house from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
>> reporter: so how did this father/son team end up like this? the son allegedly killing himself after stabbing his own father in the head and chest ten times. >> i know as a father he had a lot of concerns about his son. >> reporter: he is not the only mentally ill person who did not get help in time. james holmes killed 12 people in a colorado movie theater. adam lanza shot 20 people at a newtown elementary school. liza strong created a firestorm last year when she compared her own son to lanza saying she lives in fear of what he might do because of his mental illness. >> as a society, i don't know what it will take for to us pay attention to this issue. and to be able to help children and families get the services that they need. >> reporter: gus deeds was brought in for a mental health evaluation monday. a magistrate issued an emergency custody order. mental health officials told cnn, that meant he had been
declared homicidal, suicidal or unable to care for himself. that didn't guarantee he would get treatment. liza long fought to get her son medical help. but he was also turned away from a medical hospital because they were out of beds. >> reporter: but this story is actually incredibly common. parents who are not sure where to turn. not sure how to solve this issue for their child and who are living in fear. >> reporter: gus deeds was apparently single hole. practice the inspector general called streeting. a 98-day audit in 2012 found 72 individuals determined to make the statutory criteria for temporary detention were denied access to inpatient psychiatric treatment. the report said that it plates the person in his or her communicate at risk. that practice was supposed to stop after a mentally ill virginia tech student killed 32 people. virginia gave mental health officials four hours to make a
case for involuntary hospital skags. cnn found three hospitals in that state that say they could have taken in gus deeds. but officials won't say whether they failed to search hard enough or the clock just ran out. >> a tragedy happens, the leg you are reacts will you see it in other states and over time the money chips away and these services aren't available. >> reporter: tonight i spoke to a law professor who was brought in to help reform the facilities and the system. he said he advocated for alternatives to forced hospitalization following the virginia tech shooting. things like crisis centers. things like service that's could be provided in someone's home where perhaps they could be stabilized. the one bright spot if you could even call it that is the fact creigh deeds has been upgraded to good condition in the hospital right behind me. >> that is a miraculous outcome. thank you for your reporting, chris lawrence. so many people talk about this.
in this case it is sort of incredible of you have a knife used and a gun used. in 1955, there were more than 555 psychiatric beds in the united states. in 2010, 43,000. but keep in mine the population has also nearly doubled since 1955. you can get a sense of how astoundingly horrific this number is. this is a situation dr. charles sophie deal with every day as a psychiatrist and director of children services for the county hospitals of los angeles. dr. sophie is "outfront." this was a state senator, a prominent family who ran up against the system. couldn't get a bed for his son. if he could not get access, what does it mean for people who are not as fortunate? who are dealing with children who could have horrific problems and be at risk for themselves or others? >> it is a reality. the unfortunate thing. there are no beds. when there is a bed, the criteria to get into that bed of a danger to yourself, danger to others or inability to care for
yourself, that criteria is so stringent that it is very difficult to get to that criteria. there are many barriers to getting a child some help. throws the things we're seeing. no matter who you are, as you see with this instance, it doesn't matter. >> we hear these mental issues happening again and again. some people point to them as to why guns are used. in this case, a gun and a knife. aurora, colorado, newtown, connecticut, los angeles airport with the tsa a couple weeks ago. this is, we just keep hearing it happen again and again. mental health involved every single time. who can do something to stop it? >> i think what can be done to stop it is really looking at the whole system in general and being able to work with insurance companies and the ability to pay for a good solid evaluation, access to those evaluations. it takes whole community, a hospital system, an insurance system to be able to look at the
issues. if we can not evaluate, he cannot treat. >> thank you very much. we want your feed bark on this issue as well. still to come, president obama expected to speak any moment about jfk's legacy. the ceremonies have already begun. this gentleman is going to speak and then the president. we'll be going live there to see how he handle this is crucial moment. plus, george zimmerman accused of pointing a gun at his girlfriend's face. she's been communicating with a reporter for weeks who comes "outfront." [ female announcer ] it's time for the annual shareholders meeting. ♪ there'll be the usual presentations on research. and development. some new members of the team will be introduced. the chairman emeritus will distribute his usual wisdom. and you? well, you're the chief life officer. you just need the right professional to help you take charge. ♪
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scheibe. dew details on george zimmerman who is accused of pointing a shotgun at his new girlfriend, samantha scheibe. he was released on bail yesterday afternoon. he is facing a felony charge of aggravated assault as well as charge of battery and criminal mischief. the girl he is accused of assaulting has been talking for weeks with this reporter. eric, thank you for taking the time. you've been communicating even before monday's ins denial. scheibe's mother has been texting you and was texting you during a period when her daughter and zimmerman were separated. one of the texts that you received, things have gotten hotter on her end. he's shown up two time already to her house so we need to move sooner than later so she stays safe. what else did she tell but george zimmerman? >> well, for instance, she said he has been very suicidal over the last few weeks. she basically says as he changed man. especially since the verdict a few months back that basically
acquitted him of murdering trayvon martin in sanford, florida. she's been in his life for at least 12 years now. she met him when she was a teenager shelf dated him a little when he was a teenager and he was in his 20s. now she has come full circle with him. he is basically a different man, she says. >> i'm sorry i have to interrupt you. i'm interrupting you for the president of the united states who has just begun speaking at this jfk event. i apologize to you. let's listen to the president. >> michelle and i are so pleased to honor the legacy of an american leader in a building dedicated to the preservation of our american history. we are thrill to be joined by so many people whose accomplishments hemmed write new chapters in that history.
this morning, i recognized 16 brilliant, compassionate, wildly talented people with the presidential medal of freedom. the nation's highest civilian award. that was intimidating enough. tonight i'm facing dozens of u you, to the presidential medal of freedom recipients of this year and years past. it is a great honor to be with you for this anniversary celebration. to wayne, thank you for hosting us. and for all the smithsonian does to enrich our heritage and to jack, i have to say our new ambassador to japan, i'm sure would be pleased with how you performed this evening. i'll give her a full report. to all the family members of the kennedy family, we are grateful for your presence and your enduring contributions to the
life of our country. for centuries, awards have existed for military valor. 50 years ago president john f. kennedy awarded civilian virtue. contributions to our country. service to our democracy. a dedication to our humanity that has advanced the common interests of freedom-loving people both here at home and around the world. since its creation, the presidential medal of freedom has paid tribute to the creativity of artists and writers and entertainers. we've recognized the leadership of elected officials and civil rights organizers, the imagination of scientists and business leaders, the grit and determination of our astronauts and our athletes, because there
is no one way to contribute to the success of america. what makes us great is that we believe in a certain set of values that encourage freedom of expression and aspiration. we celebrate imagination and education and occasional rebellion, and we refuse to set limits on what we can do or who we can be. in other peoples, other time have marked their history by conquest at war, by dominion over empires. but in the arc of human history, the american experience stands apart. our triumph is not simply found in the exertion of our power. it is found in the example of our people. our particular genius over 237 years has been something more than the sum of our individual
excellence but rather, a culmination of our common endeavours. it is a truth that resonated with president kennedy when he said, i am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we will be remembered not for our victories or defeats, if battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit. and that unbending belief that the power to make great a nation is found in its people and in their freedom. that was his philosophy. that is his legacy. and it is a legacy told in villages around the world that have clean water or a new school and a steady friend in the united states thanks to the volunteers of the peace corps.
it is for those who serve under our proud flag, willing like president kennedy himself to bear any price for the success of our liberty. it is a legacy on display in the arts and culture that he and jackie championed as part of our national character. a legacy planted on the moon that he said that we would visit and that we did and the stars beyond. also in the breakthroughs the generations of scientists that has audacious promise inspired. it is a legacy continued by his brothers and sisters who have left as you more gentle and compassionate country. jean, a medal of freedom recipient herself and a diplomat in every sense is with us tonight. bobby whose wife ethel is one of my dearest friends, as jack
noted, we would be celebrating bobby's 88th birthday today. eunice and pat for people of all abilities and teddy, the youngest brother with the biggest heart. a happy warrior who never forgot who we were single here to serve and waged a decades long battle on behalf of those folks who sent us here, for workers rights and imgrants rights and the rights of affordable character. tonig . tonight we mourn with her the loss of her father. and it is all told, the legacy of service that the kennedy family continues to this day from caroline, who is already drawing crowds of her own as she settles into a role as ambassador to japan, to his
great nephew and massachusetts's newest congressman, joe kennedy, to the school of public service that bears the family name and teaches its young leaders how they too might pass the torch to a new generation. this is a legacy of a man who could have retreated to a life of luxury and ease but who chose to live a life in the arena, sailing sometimes against the wind, sometimes with it. that's why 50 years later, john f. kennedy stands for posterity as did he in life, young and bold and daring and he stays with us in our imagination, not because he left us too soon but because he embodied the character of the people that he led. resilient, resolute, fearless and fun-loving, defiant in the
face of impossible odds, and most of all, determined to make the world anew. not settling for what is but rather for what might be. and in his idealism, his sober square jawed idealism, we are reminded that the power to change this country is ours. this afternoon michelle and i were joined by president clinton and secretary clinton to pay tribute to that proud legacy. and we had a chance to lay a wreath at the gravesite at arlington where president kennedy is surrounded by his wife and younger brothers and where he will rest in peace for all time. remembered not just for his victories in battle or politics but for the words he uttered all those years ago. we will be remembered for our contribution to the human
spirit. how blessed we are to live in a country where these contributions overflow in ways both heralded and not so heralded. thousands of people in san francisco who just helped a little boy recovering from cancer live out his super hero dreams. that's part of that spirit. the marines deploying relief after a devastating typhoon all across an ocean. people checking on their neighbors after a tornado. the families who will spend days cooking feasts so others less fortunate might eat. that's part of the spirit. that's who we are. a people whose greatness comes not by settling for what we can achieve in our own lives, but also because we dare to ask what we can do as citizens to contribute to this grand experiment we call america. that's what our presidential
medal of freedom honorees embody. each and everyone of them here today. and those who we remember posthumously. that's the living legacy of the kennedy family. and that is the responsibility we all welcome as americans for our lifetime on this planet. we are extraordinarily blessed to be americans. because we have the opportunity to serve in ways that so many of you have served. because we have the opportunity to touch lives in ways that so many of you have touched lives. god bless you all and god bless the united states of america. >> of course, that was the president of the united states speaking at the presidential medal of freedom dinner. that medal of freedom is
something that was established by jfk. john king is "outfront," john avalon, and of course, john king, we were talking earlier about what an important moment this is for this president. he has been compared many time by the kennedy family which i'll share in a moment, the kennedy family itself to jfk who has become a, an idealistic, sunny, lionized figure in american politics. in that speech, did he measure up in. >> he was very subdued in the speech which i thought was quite interesting. that's the tone he decided to strike because i think he is reflecting on the legacy of president kennedy even though this is a celebration of the medal of freedom winners tonight. he talk about being in the arena hour. jack kennedy could have lived a life of luxury. we all saw blossom in the big endorsement in 2008. being in the arena has its peaks
and its valleys. president kennedy only serves two and a half years but he had some valleys. this president is in one right now. when you're in a valley, styles it helps make to step back and reflect on the peaks. >> a deep valley, some might say. i think it is interesting, you point out the subdued tone that he took. that might surprise a lot of people. this is how it started. the past couple days. we've seen caroline kennedy in tokyo with the horse drawn carriages and the pomp and circumstance. she was the one that wrote an op ed when president obama was running for office titled the president like my father. the next day she endorsed president obama with these words. >> over the years i've been deeply moved by the people who have told me that they wish they could feel inspired and hopeful about america the way they did when my father was president. this longing is even more profound today. fortunately, there is one candidate who offers that same sense of hope and inspiration --
[ cheers and applause ] and i am proud to endorse senator barack obama for president of the united states. >> but that was an incredible moment and it showed how the kennedy family wanted for the first time to say, not to the clintons, to the obamas, you are the new camelot. >> that was such a decisive moment in the 2008 campaign. it is easy to forget. when the kennedys gave that to barack obama instead of the clintons, it was decisive in saying this was the new candidate of generational change. jfk was for generational change. that's why he was such an i spirg figure. and he presented himself in his 40s running for higher office. that endorsement was pivotal. >> can this president get back that halo?
that jfk halo? we all do remember that moment with caroline kennedy. ted kennedy talking about barack obama. now barack obama going through what might be the toughett part of his presidency. jfk didn't have to do that. he didn't have to get through one term. maybe part of this is the luck of timing. can president obama get back that jfk comparison and all the good things it brought to him in. >> well, it is a good question. it is difficult. i think mario cuomo once said you campaign in poetry, you campaign in prose. it is about hope, it is about inspiration, governing is very hard work as john knows covering it every day. it is about the minutiae of politics, about choices. it is not about inspiration, unfortunely. and i think you ma i can a good.. it would be nice if the president got back to thinking, about our long term future. feeling like it is a campaign
and talking about bigger issues, i don't know if you can put the genie back in the bottle but she try will. >> to contrast, this is the sort of tone you might have expected. it might have been more similar to the kind of excite mament. and how barack obama was so much like his brother. >> there was another time when another young candidate was running for president and challenging america to cross a new frontier. it is time again for a new generation of leadership. it is time now for barack obama! >> john king, what made the president make that choice to seem so subdued? i thought he looked a little exhausted. >> i don't know and i don't read minds. so i'm always careful after a speech to say why did a president, why did anybody take tone they took? i would say in part because he was paying tribute to the late president kennedy on this 50th
anniversary. but it is interesting, when you play the bite from teddy kennedy, they became great partners in the united states senate because ted kennedy was so close to the clinton family and developed such a good relationship with then senator 00 hip, that's why it was so surprising. but what this president misses at the moment, consider what he is doing. he is spending the first year of his second term defending the signature achievement of his first. all. his energy, all the oxygen is going into protect the law that already passed. not fighting to add to his legacy bypassing new laws. the type of people he misses is somebody like ted ken who knew how to work with republicans, who knew how to rally. who had so many initiatives that were lost and gone and somehow revived themselves. sometimes it is the morale boost this president could use right now. >> to add to that, jfk needed the lbj as well. the idealistic leader and the
guy who could twist arms in the background and get things done. that together created the heyday of the 1960s. and barack obama is a more cerebral figure. he did campaign has the idealistic figure. but sometime you long for that lbj in washington. someone with the real muscle and the connections to really be able to push through an agenda. that's one of the things that's missing. that twilight between two will. >> what about whether this president can recover? a nine-point drop in his approval rating in just one month. in independents, the center of the country, now one of the biggest voting blocs, dropped. a drop among women in just one month. these numbers are stunning. can he come back? you're the historian. >> i think john makes a good point which is he is defending his first term right now. it is hard to come back had you're defending what is already past.
he is not thinking about short term polls. you start thinking about legacy into your second term. i think he needs to pick out a couple more signature items that he can start thinking about building a legacy. he can't just be defending. he needs to think big picture. >> and what congress will work on him with. you have to pray that's the budget if you are the white house. still to come, the florida congressman busted for cocaine possession apologizes. but we will have that full story coming up. ♪
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grams of cocaine in washington, d.c. at dupont circle. and a-rod. out of control. the new york yankees player stormed out of an arbitration meeting over his suspension after learning major league baseball will not be coming in from milwaukee to testify. the commissioner, that is. shortly after the hearing he explain his outburst to mike francesca. >> i lost my mind. slammed out of the room ask just felt like the system, i knew it was restricted and i knew it wasn't fair, but what we saw today is just -- it was disgusting and the fact that the man from milwaukee that put the suspension on me with not one bit of evidence, something i didn't do and he doesn't have the courage to come look at me in the eye? >> rodriguez was one of 14
players accused of using perf m performance enhancing drugs. major league baseball is committed to finding a better solution. after laying low in recent years, former president george w. bush made a rare appearance on the tonight show with jay leno. he's happy to be out of the spotlight because it keeps him out of leno's mono logs. >> president is getting the late night jokes now. >> better him than me. >> since leaving off, he's been a serious painter. he takes lessons once a week and here he is talking about it. >> she said what your objective? i said there is a rem brant trapped in this body, your job is to find him. >> a rem brant. bush paint add dog of his late dog barney. that's good. the barney story, the best one he told involves russian
president vladimir putin. >> i introduced barney to putin. >> okay. >> and he kind of dissed him. >> really? >> you call that a dog? a year later -- >> you call that a dog? >> he didn't say it. his body language said that's not really a dog. i love the guy. and so a year later putin introduces me to his dog and a huge hound. >> big -- >> bounty across the lawn and says bigger, faster and stronger than barney. >> he went on to joke about putin saying you should have quote unquote nuked him. one of the biggest days in the world, "people magazine" announcing sexiest man alive. the winner was add da am lavine. he was able to fend off the likes of justin team beimberlak more. johnny depp and george clooney
won twice and you can check it out at people.com. number one, we usually don't get to say number one as our number so let's enjoy. the number one franchise and one of the best issues selling every year. adam lavine is popular, sexy to some perhaps, not to all. not like george clooney, not necessarily. anyway, 28 years after "people magazine" launched the list, every other magazine jumped on the band wagon and feature, people, men and women and all the most popular issues released despite the winners aren't the hottest or sexiest people. in that case, they probably are. anyway, we want to know what you think, what is the sexist man alive or woman alive? let us know on twitter at cnn out front or erin burnet, steve
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approve last night. dan simon is "outfront." this is a spaceship in hollywood, this is in silicon valley. it's apple's head quarterers in california and it's sure to be as iconic as the company's products. >> i think we have a shot of building the best office building in the world. >> reporter: steve jobs first showed it off in 2011 in what turned out to be his last public appearance. he approached the project with the same meticulous attention to detail for which he became legenda legendary. the cafeteria will have retrackable walls so employees feel like they are eating outside and a transit center and a striking lobby where apple will have famous events to unveil new products. the new headquarters is going here, 176 acres of property at
one time owned by hewlett packard. at one point it will be so big you can fit an nfl stadium into the middle of it. >> we've seen these office parks with lots of buildings, and they get pretty boring pretty fast so we would like to do something better than that. >> reporter: it's nearly 3 million square feet, four stories high and built with an unprecedented volume of curved glass. >> we've used our experience in making retail buildings all over the world now and we know how to make the biggest pieces of glass in the world for architectural use. >> reporter: the outdoors was just as important. he wanted the building center and outer perimeter to be filled with trees, including apple trees. i heard a man made poforest. >> they are planting 7,000 trees. they have gone as far with an arborest from stanford to look
in the future as climate change happens, will these trees be adaptable. that's the level of detail they are looking at. >> reporter: the mayor points out while apple's prod duucts m it easier to work outside the office, it is in person hands on collaboration. the spaceship is expected to land in 2016. dan simon, cnn, california. thanks for watching. anderson starts now. erin, than. the presidential medal of freedom and president john f kennedy who created the award 50 years ago, they include president clinton and the original honorees and poll raid inventor. that ceremony was held by presidentoh