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asiana crash. new tape. let's send to you the "newsroom" and miss carol costello. >> thanks so much. have a great day. "newsroom" starts right now. good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me this morning. we begin with new video of a heartbreaking tragedy, a 16-year-old girl survives the crash of her airliner only to die in the chaos that followed. newly released video obtained by cbs shows first responders not only saw the injured teen they waved away the very fire truck that would later run over her. cnn dan simon is in san francisco where that crash took place last july. tell us more. >> reporter: good morning, carol. it was a heartbreaking revelation. here you had this 16-year-old girl from china who survived the crash only to be run over by fire trucks. now you have this new video and it's raising serious questions about firefighters' conduct.
>> a body right here. there's a body right there. right in front of you. >> reporter: chilling new video obtained by cbs news giving us a rare up close look from a firefighter's helmet cam. the chaotic moments responders encountered after the crash. a 16-year-old girl was accidentally run over twice by fire trucks. her family has since filed a wrongful death claim against the city, in particularly blunt language i want accuses first responders of deliberately and knowingly abandoning the teen where they knew she would be in harm's way. >> whoa, whoa, whoa, stop, stop. there's a body right -- there's a body right there. right in front of you. >> reporter: does the new video prove tragic accident could have been avoided? there's also this another camera
appears to show a firefighter directing a truck around the victim. >> we're heartbroken. we're in the business of saving lives. many lives were saved that day. >> reporter: this video may be crucial to understanding what happened, the victim survived the crash but died from injuries she suffered after being run over. at the time officials said her body was obscured by foam and couldn't be seen by the trucks. that combined with the chaos of putting out the fire and rescuing victims. >> i will say this, it was very, very hectic, very emergency mode at the crash site. minutes after the airplane came to rest and there was smoke inhalation and people were coming out of the fuselage as fast as they could. >> reporter: the spectacular crash was captured on amateur video and on surveillance cameras. the boeing 777 descending too low on landing crashing in to the seawall and cartwheeling
across the runway, claiming the lives of three passengers and ejecting two flight attend. ant from taxpayer craft on impact. a court may eventually have to decide whether fire crews in this video were negligent and should be held accountable for teenager's death. you have the pilots making an error bringing that plane in way too low and firefighters who made an error in how they respond the victims of that crash. we reached out to the fire department for a response now that we have this video and at this point they have not responded to us, carol. we should also point out many firefighters acted in a very heroic fashion that day but the fire department really needs to come clean and open up in a clear and transparent fashion how this happened. at this point they haven't done so. >> dan simon reporting live this morning. police in new mexico say the 12-year-old boy who opened fire in his middle school may have warned some students to stay home and out of danger.
in the meantime police are not revealing anything about a possible motive or the source of that sawed off shotgun that was fired into the school. this morning an 11-year-old boy remains in critical condition and a 13-year-old girl named kendall sanders is in stable condition. other students remain in disbelief that school violence has shattered their idea of school safety. >> i wasn't scared of what happened. like i don't want to go there any more because of what happened. because i'm afraid it's going to happen again. >> cnn stephanie elam is in roswell with more four. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. school is closed today as investigators spend more time digging to find out why this 12-year-old could have possibly gone on the shooting rampage and at the same time these students are getting some counselling.
a nightmare, striking this roswell, new mexico middle school tuesday morning. >> we have one student or female subject possibly shot. >> reporter: police say around 7:30 a seventh grader just 12 years old pulled a sawed off 20 gauge shotgun out of a bag inside the gym opening fire and striking two students. >> we have a report of possibly two victims at this time. >> reporter: the two students injured in the shooting airlifted to a hospital in lubbock, texas and an 11-year-old boy in critical condition. 13-year-old kendall sanders now in stable condition after being shot in her right shoulder. it just breaks your heart, you know, to see these kids at such a young age to witness and be a part of such a tragedy. >> reporter: ten seconds of terror as heroes liking eighth grade social studies teacher john masterson bravely stared down the barrel of the gun. >> mr. masterson begins to talk
to him to put it down. the young man put the gun down and raised his hand and at that time he put the young man up against the wall. >> another middle school staffer sustained injuries but refused care so he could stay with the students in the gym. >> i commend the principal and the people that work at this school for saving many more lives. >> reporter: residents in roswell now trying to heal. >> we know that we need to pray for two children. >> reporter: after becoming the latest american town rocked by a school shooting. >> please, keep these two children in your prayers. who were shot while simply sitting in their gym waiting to go to class. god please those kids. >> reporter: and the superintendent in the school district says that the staff here did have active shooter training and if it hadn't been for the quick thinking of the adults there this situation could have been much, much worse
carol. >> stephanie elam reporting live from roswell, new mexico. in iraq dozens are dead, 100 wounded in a series of bombings in and around baghdad. it continues to fuel fears that parts of iraq are slowly falling into the hands of al qaeda. michael holmes is in baghdad with more. hi, michael. >> reporter: hi, carol. yes, particularly deadly day here but this is become a daily report, really. seven car bombs in the city this morning. in baghdad alone. also just north of here there was an ied, a hidden bomb that went off in a funeral tent. in total nearly 30 people have been killed. around 100 have been wounded. the killing, little sidebar to that, security forces said they did stop another four suicide car bombs before they were he did to natd. things looking pretty grim not just here in the capital but out
west in the anbar province, fallujah, ramadi some activity there. it's not open sectarian as opposed to these daily attacks but many people are worried it's heading that way. >> michael holmes reporting live from baghdad this morning. it's day seven without running water for thousands in west virginia. still slowly residents around charleston are being told they can start flushing the contaminated water out of their homes. the blue areas is where the water is safe. it's about half of those affected. those who live in the red parts some 180,000 people still cannot use their water. this contamination mess is reaching all the way to washington where the speaker of the house places blame not on a lack of regulation but on the obama administration. >> the issue is this. we have enough regulation on the books. what the administration ought to be zoing actually doing their jobs. why wasn't this plant inspected
since 1991? >> of course that kind of talk isn't helping those that can't drink their tap water. we asked the governor of west virginia and two u.s. senators to come on this show for the past three days to explain what's being done. they say they can't find the time. but west virginia's attorney general has agreed to talk with us. he's now launching his own investigation of freedom industries. that's the company responsible for the leak. attorney general patrick morrissey joins me now. you heard what the speaker of the house said there's enough regulations on the books so this sort of thing shouldn't have happened. is he right? >> well, i think what we need to do here is we need to get to the bottom of everything that happened. there's been a lot of speculation that's occurred since thursday when the spill occurred. i think we need to take a very close look at all the local, state and federal laws that are
on the books and then we need to do a gap analysis to figure out what we need to do next. the fact is there are a lot of facts still not out there right now and we need to make sure we're doing this the right way and not having a rush to judgment. >> there are a lot of rumors flying around out there. i'll ask you a few questions. when did freedom industries report the spill? >> i'm sorry, i couldn't hear you. >> when did freedom industries report the spill? >> well, we're still going through getting the details in terms of all the facts. what we're doing as part of our investigation is we're trying to identify exactly what happened, the timeline of what happened, why it happened, and then take steps to ensure that it never happens again. one of the things that we're looking at is we're trying to make sure that there are, if there are gaps in regulations we certainly want to address them. >> the reason i'm asking you is people seem to notice this odor and then they called in authorities and then authorities alerted freedom industries and
then freedom industries finally got around to reporting there was a leak, and this is another thing that's flying around out there. that when freedom industries realized it had a leak there were no containment measures in place. do you know anything about that? >> well, i think this is part of the ongoing review that we're doing. we've heard about a lot of the rumors that are out there in term often door and obviously all of us in the affected nine-county area had smelled this and we all know that. so we're obviously going to be engaging in a broad review, interviewing with a lot of people. folks who may have smelled the odor prior to the time when everyone arrived on the scene. we're obviously going to be looking at those issues over the upcoming days and weeks ahead. >> this company hasn't been inspected since 1991. it's not like you have a long written history to go on. doesn't that complicate your investigation? >> i think what we need to do -- obviously there have not been many inspections of this particular company but what we
need to do is to look closely at the law and start intervaug lot of different people. the fact is this is a complicated issue that involves local, state and federal officials. and everyone has some responsibility. but even beyond the specific provisions of the law, there's a duty to have common sense and when i look at a facility that's up river from a water processing plant, that's something that makes me really wonder. so i want to take a close look at that and make sure that the people that were engaged in the process were exercising common sense. >> you know, sir, many in west virginia don't trust this company or their elected officials. for example, many people stimulus refuse to drink the water even though they have been told it's been safe. why do they feel that way? it sits terrible they feel that way? >> i think there's a lot of people that are concerned about what's going on and rightfully so. that's one of the reasons why our office involved in this investigation. we're going to get to the bottom of this. rear going to have an
independent, unbiassed review and the west virginia people deserve to know that their attorney general is looking into every aspect of this. we'll look under the hood. we'll uncover all the rocks and let the sunlight in. that's what west virginiians expect. that's what's going to come out of this investigation. >> you know what people say, people say the coal industry and companies associated with the coal industry control the economy so public officials don't come down hard on them. what makes you different? >> well, i think that in this process no specific person should be immune from scrutiny. so i think that truth is going to couldn't. the reality here is that no one could argue that the water supply shouldn't be protect and we had an absolute unmitigated disaster here for six days now where people are without water. this is not only an utterly unacceptable, it's outrageous on every level and i think whenever we're engage in a conversation about chemicals we need to make
sure that basic protections are put in place. part of this review is about examining what protections were in place and what may need to be changed. >> and if you find wrongdoing in this case, i'm sure people are curious, what might the penalties be? >> well, i think it's premature to talk about the penalties. at the end of this process we'll be announcing that, to the extent we find specific problems we know that we're looking at a lot of different issues now. it would be premature to reach conclusions. >> well, attorney general patrick morrisey, thank you so much for agreeing to appear on my program. i appreciate it. >> in guatemala two women have been hauled off to jail after throwing flour in the president's face.
he can see the vice president walking up the steps and then she's covered in flour. she was taken to the hospital after she complained about having trouble breathing. one of the suspects said she did it because quote, i have the right to express myself. still to come in the "newsroom" a common complaint at the movies turns deadly and now florida prosecutors say it's not the first time anger has boiled over for the accused shooter. martin savidge is covering that story. >> reporter: now a woman has come forward accusing the shooter in monday's shooter of actually acosting her at the same theater weeks before over texting. you'll hear from her in just a moment.
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is scheduled to re-open later today. there's going to be additional security on site. but it's this other witness now that has come forward a woman that claims she actually was accosted by the suspect several wakes before because of the texting that got a lot of people listening. we learn more about her, the victim and the shooter. the suspect a retired police captain stood handcuffed facing second-degree murder charges as he made his first appearance in court via video conference. >> mr. reeves apparently you can afford your own attorney. >> yes. >> reporter: the allegations are more jaw dropping the more details of emerge. it happened at the movie theater during a preview in monday's matinee of the movie "lone survivor." 71-year-old reeves were sitting one row behind this man, chad olson and his wife. reeves began irritate when he
began texting during previews. what was so pressing? his 2-year-old daughter. >> the child was with a babysitter and the father was communicating with the baby sitter concerning the daughter. >> reporter: reeves was so annoyed about the texting he left the theater and complained to management. when he returned to his seat he started arguing. >> he came back very irritated. they argued again about the cell phone. there's a confrontation and then bang he was shot. >> reporter: how can it case late from an argument over a text to a shooting. >> the victim threw a bag of popcorn. >> reporter: witnesses say a bag of popcorn turned this argument into a murder scene. >> he said man, i got shot. blood came out of his mouth. i was trying to hold him up. >> reporter: olson was shot once in the chest and died at the hospital. bullet that killed him first went through his wife's hand placed on her husband's chest in
an attempt to save him. >> he was attacked at that point in time, he has every right to defend himself. >> reporter: in an affidavit reeves said olson struck him in the face with an unknown object. witnesses say they only saw popcorn being thrown and didn't observe any punches. in a strange twist prosecutor says reeves has a history of retribution for others texting at the movies. a witness said he came after her at the same theater a few weeks ago. >> indicated he was glaring at her and followed theory the bathroom when she went to the restroom. made her feel very uncomfortable. >> the judge denied him bond. >> may or may not have been popcorn but an unknown object doesn't equal taking out a gun and firing it at somebody's chest. >> reporter: for now a man awaits trial.
a family grieves their father and a community asks how texting could lead to murder? >> thank you. you may step back. >> reporter: now it's such a tragic case. of course, it has everyone going just how in the world could something like this happen? another thing i'll point out to you, carol, curtis reeves by any measure had a stellar career has a police and s.w.a.t. officer. had been praised many times over. the judge yesterday said none of that matters now you don't kill a person for texting. >> we'll be talking a lot more about this in the next hour of "newsroom". martin savidge thank you so much. brain dead and pregnant her family wants her off the ventilator but the hospital says texas law keeps her alive, keeps the fetus alive. the controversial decision heads to court. hey, buddy? oh, hey, flo.
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support. she's been legally dead since november but the hospital has not acknowledged that. the hospital says it's trying to obey a texas state law that says you can't withhold or withdraw life sustaining treatment for a pregnant patient. the law's interpretation is up for debate and what happens to her body and her growing fetus is up to the courts. more now from ed lavandera. >> reporter: her husband and parents say she never wanted to be kept on life support. they've been telling the hospital since her lung collapsed. >> you wish your wife's body would stop. >> reporter: the family has filed a lawsuit in hopes the courts will back them up. in the lut they say what's being done is nothing more than crew aenl obscene mutilation of a deceased body.
lawsuit demands that she be immediately disconnected from ventilators and her body be turned over to the family for proper burial. >> we were told she was brain dead. >> reporter: her body is still in the intensive care unit of john petersmith hospital in fort worth. with the lawsuit now filed hospital officials say they are encouraged by this development because the courts are the appropriate venue to provide clarity, direction and resolution in this matter. a hospital supposed woman said this is not a difficult decision for us. officials at john peter smith hospital said they are following the texas law that overrides a woman's end of life wishes if she's pregnant. the family calls that decision absurd. they say because she's brain dead the law does not apply to her. tom mayo a law professor at southern methodist university helped write the law 15 years ago. he said the hospital is wrong because she cannot be brought back to life. >> i don't see how we can use a
provision of the law that talks about treating or not treating a patient in a case where we really don't have a patient. >> reporter: her fetus is now 21 weeks along. doctors can still hear a heart beat but not clear what kind of damage that killed the mother has done to the unborn baby. even ultrasound and heart beat patterns can't accurately predict if the fetus is viable. a risk the family doesn't want to take. >> those things can't perfectly predict health in outcome and there's certainly occasions where as we look as best as we can tell, fetus appears to be developing appropriately and meeting utes milestones and yet after birth, after delivery there's evidence of rofound compromise. >> reporter: as the family deals with this ordeal, the husband is taking care of the 15-month-old son who doesn't understand what's happening. >> the door opened and he'll look to see if that's his mom.
>> reporter: ed lavandera, cnn, dallas. >> a breach of trust that will never happen again, chris christie tackling bridge gate in his state of the state. we go to trenton, new jersey for more. >> reporter: carol, even though he's dealing with the fall out of multiple controversies, chris christie seemed to pitch himself as a top presidential contender in 2016 in his state of the state. i'll have more on that after the break. vation. open to ambition. open to bold ideas. that's why new york has a new plan -- dozens of tax free zones all across the state. move here, expand here, or start a new business here and pay no taxes for ten years... we're new york. if there's something that creates more jobs, and grows more businesses... we're open to it. start a tax-free business at startup-ny.com.
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good morning i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. in his state of the state speech chris christie's goal was to focus on his state of new jersey but many wonder about the state of his administration. christi addressed the situation head on in his remarks, vowing quote that the breach of trust would never happen again. >> the last week has certainly tested this administration. mistakes were clearly made. and as a result we let down the
people who we're entrusted to serve. i know our citizens deserve better. much better. >> we're following the story from trenton. tell us more. >> reporter: carol, good morning to you. as you know, tomorrow the investigatory committee forming to investigate this very controversy could issue subpoenas to some of christi's staffers, many of whom were fired after this controversy. chris christie said his administration will cooperate. he quickly moved on and started talking about the education reform he wants to implement in the next year as well as property tax relief reform. but then on top of that he started talking about the many accomplishments that he has already had in new jersey saying it has a better business climate, they cut taxes, just the overall economic situation
has improved in new jersey, but i want to you listen to this. this is his top case to make if he's to make to it a general election in 2016. listen here. >> even though the competition amongst states is fierce, the record on this is clear. no state in this country has shown more bipartisan cooperation and governance over the last four years than new jersey and our people are proud of it. [ applause ] >> so, obviously as you can hear there, chris christie was using the national spotlight to still pivot and make the case he's a strong leader who can be a very attractive candidate in a presidential race. >> all right. chris christie may be trying to put bridge gate behind him but controversy has turned into a national punch line for more than one comedian. for jimmy fallon it was a chance to team up with another notable
new jersey resident and that's bruce springsteen. they remixed the boss's classic hit "born to run" at chris christie's expense. ♪ ♪ in the day we sweat it out on the streets stuck in traffic on the gwwb ♪ ♪ they shout down the toll booths because we didn't endorse christi ♪ ♪ now we got three lanes closed so new jersey get your ass in line ♪ ♪ oh, baby, this bridge gate was payback ♪ . ♪ it's a slap to the state democrats ♪ ♪ we got to get out while we can ♪ ♪ we're stuck in governor chris
christie's new jersey traffic jam ♪ yeah. yeah. i can't hear you. ♪ governor let me in ♪ i want to be your friend ♪ there any partisan divisions ♪ ♪ let me wrap my legs around your mighty limbs ♪ ♪ relieve your stressful condition ♪ ♪ you got wall street stuck cheek to cheek ♪ ♪ with blue collar truckers and man i got to take a leak ♪ ♪ but i can't i'm stuck in
governor chris christie's traffic jam ♪ ♪ >> oh, come on. that was great, wasn't it? let's talk about it. welcome to you both. >> good to be hear. >> hi, carol. >> you were riveted. i watched you watch that parody. >> it's hilarious. >> here's the thing. polls are out. not much is happening with chris christie. people have the same opinion of him as they had before. i maintain that maybe this controversy will actually help him because his name is becoming even more well-known, anna. >> you know, i think there's
some weird things happening on the way to forum, carol. first of all, he had a pretty weak position with conservatives and i think that's actually improved in the last week because a lot of people are seeing this as a pile on by the liberal media. we have been talking about this ad nauseum for almost a week now and i think you're beginning to see the backlash of that. it may be overkill. some of the conservative party that had doubts about him are saying well wait, if the liberal media is coming after him, he can't be that bad. he is a conservative after all, he's one of us, let us embrace him. >> i don't know about that. anna always goes one step farther than i like. the truth is yes -- >> mark, darling, i'm not trying to please you. let me give the news. >> clearly. no doubt about that. conservatives are closing ranks around him because there's a perception there's a pile on. i agree with that.
in the long term i don't think that will endeer him to conservatives. if you liked rand paul before you won't suddenly like chris christie because you think the liberal media outlets are piling up on him. i don't think this is a pile on. this is a worth while investigation. the polls suggest that this is not going be a crisis for him if nothing new comes out. the people ultimately believe what chris christie is saying. but if new information comes out, if some emails get unredacted, if some source pops up, anything happens that compromises anything that he's already said now he goes into the tubes for everybody. >> but if it's just contained to the state of new jersey i'm not sure the nation will care that much about it. i'm just throwing that out there. let's talk about the bullying question for a second. people haven't changed their opinion about that either. i've dome the conclusion people like bullying politicians and that's a plus. anna? >> i think they like politicians that are in charge but also,
carol, there's been two big platforms he's had since this came out. one was the press conference and two was the state of the state yesterday. and both times he's come out calm, cool, collected, contrite, apologetic, he's done a good job. mark is right if a smoking gun comes out and that's a big if, he's toast. until then he's doing a good job in being sincere and clear in his apology. the national public and new jersey public has never seen this apologetic side of chris christie. >> again, mark, the crisis is helping him. >> they've never seen the apologetic side. they are used to seeing the bulletin china shop. eventually chris christie will have to become who so. the other issue here though is that while the general public seems to think -- seems to believe him and thinks he's not a bully when you look at numbers
across partisan lines, women and democrats do see him as a bully. when you frame yourself that can go across partisan lines you have a challenge when people don't like you. i don't think chris christie is more likeable than he was two weeks ago. let's not confuse crisis management with actual virtue here, an actual success story here. >> we'll see. many thanks for tinting conversation this morning. still to come in the "newsroom" senators looking for answer in that target hack attack and the store's ceo now being summoned to washington. christine romans has that story. hi, christine. >> two prominent democrats saying it's been three weeks, the story changes by the day. by now target experts must know what's going on. come to washington and tell us. i'll have that story right after the break. [ male announcer ] this is joe woods' first day of work.
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the market responding, up 40 points. but again it's really early. in other news investors are getting revved up over the latest move from general motors. for the first time in six years the carmaker will pay its shareholders its common stock dividend. the company has already paid dividends on preferred stocks. investors will see the 30 cent quarterly dividend on march 28th. let's talk about target now. anger over target credit card hack attack is spreading all the way to washington. two senators are calling on target ceo to testify before a committee demanding answers about what went wrong and what the company has learned during the investigation. our chief business correspondent christine romans is following that story. good morning, christine. >> good morning, carol. these are the democrats that cents a letter saying you had three weeks and for three weeks new information seems to be coming out every day. by now there should be enough for you to come to washington and tell us what's going on.
in that letter we suspect your security experts have had time to fully examine the cause and impact of the breach and will be able to provide the committee with detailed information. that means please come to washington. there's some credit unions who are asking other congressional committees to get to the bottom of this and make sure it doesn't happen again. carol, yesterday the jpmorgan ceo, jamie dimon told investors that 2 million of those chase cards they changed the number on 2 million cards and they will change the number on even more of them and he was pretty, pretty interest on this subject opinion he said, he thinks it could happen again. it really could. he said i don't think this is the end of the story. the story is not over, unfortunately. he said banks like his and the retailers are going to have to work together and work a lot harder to make sure it doesn't happen again. he had kind of a dig on the retailers, if you will. this might be a chance for retailers and banks for once to work together as posed to suing
each other like we've been doing the last decade. banks get paid every time you use your cards. the retailers were fighting in court. they need to stop the fighting and start working together to make sure this doesn't happen again. >> that would be nice. still to come in the "newsroom" she shocked a political fan with her marathon filibuster over a strict abortion law. now the cash is pouring in for wendy davis' campaign for texas governor. peter has that story. >> reporter: ever since wendy davis announced she's running for governor last october democrats have wondered can she raise the kind of money to be competitive in a state as big and as expensive as texas. guess what? she just did. we'll be right back.
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seems kind of unusual. a democrat running for governor in the state of texas raised more money in the second half of 2013 than the leading republican candidate did. we're talking about wendy davis. remember she made headlines after her marathon filibuster after a restrictive abortion bill standing 11 hours straight in those pink tennis shoes. >> the true intention of these bills is to attack a basic human right. the right for any woman in this american society today.
>> now davis could face off against republican greg abbott in november's election. she may be gaining momentum, but abbott might have the cash advantage. joining me to talk about this, peter hamby. take it away. >> reporter: yeah. you mentioned greg abbott. one of the best in the country with the campaign he's running. he's got $27 million in the bank. so he's got a lot more money than wendy davis. as you mentioned it was reported last night that wendy davis in the second half of last year raised over $12 million for her campaign which is actually more than enough. that's what people were hoping she could raise to see if she could be viable and she did. she out-raised greg abbott who raised about $11 million. looking inside the numbers, you know, about $3.5 million went to a committee affiliated with wendy davis. not her campaign but taken together this is actually a very
good number for wendy davis. and even republicans admit she's the best candidate the democrats have put up in years. i was listening to conservative talk radio in dallas this morning and even they were saying that. at this point in 2010 the democratic candidate at the time only raised $6 million. so this is a good number for wendy davis, but she still has a hard road ahead. this is still a very red republican state as we know. >> that's true. because you know who's governor right now. that would be rick perry. so she has a long way to go. cnn's peter hamby, thanks so much. there's a new warning about acetaminophen. the fda wants doctors to stop prescribing combination drugs because of the risk of liver damage. the warning may be startling for
anyone who has tylenol extra strength in their cabinet which can contain 500 milligrams in each tablet. still to come in the newsroom, the biebs get raided 37 and a good friend gets busted. nischelle has the latest on the pop star. >> yes. the latest chapter in the bieber drama. we will dissect and discuss when we come back.
justin bieber. the bieb. what can you say? he got a rude awakening yesterday by police officers. he was greeted at the door by these sheriffs detectives and they had a search warrant and a battering ram. this all happened in his california mansion which you're looking at. they were looking evidence in an egging incident that happened late last week. when they searched the house they found something more than eggs. nischelle turner is following the story in los angeles. good morning. >> hey, good morning. there have been 101 jokes made about this, because the sheriff's deputies went in search for eggs. but really this is serious, because they went and executed a felony search warrant. one that could prove very costly now for one justin bieber.
nearly a dozen police cars surrounded justin bieber's multimillion dollar mansion tuesday. once inside, l.a. county deputies searched for surveillance video. video that could revail whether the entertainer was involved in damaging a neighbor's home. >> hi. i'd like to place an assault. >> reporter: it started thursday when a neighbor of bieber's claims the star threw these eggs at his home. cnn couldn't verify the authenticity of this video. the neighbor seems to believe bieber was on the other end of this verbal altercation. >> [ bleep ]. >> i got another one for you after these. >> yeah. come right here over here you [ bleep ]. >> reporter: the damage is reported at $20,000. >> i get that it was done with eggs which makes you feel like it's a lower level crime. but a felony crime is a felony
crime. >> reporter: according to the deputies, bieber was cooperative, but one of the singer's guests lil' za was arrested when drugs were found believed to be ecstasy and san zanex. >> reporter: back in march he lashed out at a paparazzo in the uk. and in may two neighbors called police after catching the star allegedly speeding down residential streets. now the 19-year-old mogul with a top ten album and legion of fans will be prosecuted if investigators find enough evidence. >> none of this has to do with him being a celebrity. this is a felony crime. >> reporter: you may be saying $20,000 in damage for egg
throwing? well, that's because the authorities say these houses in the area where justin lives are so pricey, that any sort of damage done to the house, that damage price is escalated. now, we also should say that cnn has reached out to justin and his representatives for comment on this investigation and the egging incident. they did decline our request for comment. we also reached out to lil' za's representatives. he was released. he posted bail last night. and we also should say that there have been no arrests in the initial situation that the authorities went to justin's house for. that's the egg throwing incident. nothing has come out of that at this point. >> maybe this will be the wakeup call he needs. who knows. you're right. it's turning serious. and i'm sorry i joked about it, because this is serious. right? >> reporter: listen, the egg throwing thing is -- when you go looking for eggs you say what are they going to be organic?
cage free. that is funny. but what they went for and what they found now can become very serious. >> all right. nischelle turner, thanks so much as usual. next hour of "cnn newsroom" starts now. good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you for joining me. police in new mexico say the 12-year-old boy who opened fire in his middle school may have warned some students to stay home and out of danger. investigators won't elaborate who was warned or how they were told. in the meantime, police aren't revealing anything about a possible motive or the source of that sawed off shotgun the boy used to fire on two students. this morning an 11-year-old is in critical condition and a 13-year-old girl kendall sanders is in stable condition. other students are in disbelief that school violence has shattered their sense of safety.
>> we were all talking and then we hear gunshots. then the second shot, i turn around and nathaniel got hit in the face. >> why would somebody even do that to somebody? >> i was really scared of what happened. but i don't want to go to the school anymore because of what happened. because i'm afraid it's going to happen again. >> cnn's stephanie elam is live at roswell, new mexico, with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. take a look at how everything happened. school hadn't even begun yet. students were arriving. they were gathering in the gym because it's pretty frigid here in roswell in the morning. as they were gathering there, that's when the report is that this child came in and started shooting and hit those two students. and they're saying if it hasn't been for the quick thinking of
the adults in there, particularly a social studies teacher, this could have been much worse. listen to what the governor of new mexico had to say about it. >> mr. masterson is a hero who stood there and allowed there and allowed the gun to be pointed right at him. and to talk down that young boy to drop the gun. so that there would be no more young kids hurt. >> reporter: and if you think about it, when all of this happened in that split second, this teacher approached the student, got him to put his gun down, then took the student up against the wall to stop him from doing any further harm, carol. >> stephanie elam reporting live from roswell, new mexico. also this morning we have new details of a truly heart breaking tragedy. a 16-year-old girl survives the crash of her airliner only to die in the chaos that followed. newly released video obtained by
cbs shows first responders not only saw the injured teenager, they waved away the fire truck that would later run over here. >> reporter: good morning. it was such a revelation. here you had this 16-year-old girl from china. she was excited to come to the u.s. she survives the crash only to be run over by two fire trucks. now you have this new video coming out and it's raising important questions about how firefighters acted that day. >> whoa, whoa, whoa. stop, stop, stop. there's a body right -- there's a body right there. right in front of you. >> reporter: chilling new video obtained by cbs news giving us a rare upclose look from a firefighter's helmet cam. the chaotic moments first responders encountered after e
asiana 214 was crashed. her family has filed a wrongful death claim to the city. it accused first responders of deliberately and knowingly abandoning the teen where they knew she would be in harm's way. >> whoa kwb whoa, whoa. stop, stop, stop. there's a body right -- there's a body right there. right in front of you. >> reporter: does the new video prove the tragic accident could have been avoided? there's also this. another camera appears to show a firefighter directing a truck around the victim. >> we're heartbroken. we're in the business of saving lives and many lives were saved that day. >> reporter: this video may be crucial for understanding what happened to her who survived the crash but died from injuries she suffered after being run over. at the time, officials said her body was obscured by foam and couldn't be seen by the trucks. that with the chaos of putting out the fire and rescuing
victims. >> i will say this. it was very, very hectic, very emergency mode at the crash site minutes after the airplane came to rest and there was smoke inhalation and people were coming out of the fuselages as fast as they could. >> reporter: the crash was captured on surveillance cameras. the boeing 777 descending too low on landing crashing into the wall and cart wheeling claiming the lives of three passengers and ejecting two flight attendants from the aircraft on impact. a court may eventually have to decide whether fire crews in this video were negligent and should be held accountable for the teenager's death. and why it took so long for this video to come out is also an important question. at this point the san francisco fire department has yet to address the video saying it
doesn't comment on pending litigation. we should point out that many firefighters acted heroically that day but this is clearly something the fire department needs to address. at this point they just haven't talked about it. >> i'm sure you'll stay on the story. dan simon this morning. surprising new claims about the nsa which reportedly put spy software into computers across the globe. according to "the new york times." the software has targeted everyone from the chinese military to mexican drug cartels. the nsa claims it's used to defend the u.s. against foreign cyber attacks, not to obtain information. the revelation comes as president obama prepares to outline his reforms to the agency's phone and e-mail surveillance. the president will reveal those friday. but stress that the nsa's methods are not warranted. >> as i said repeatedly, this phone program is not uniquely
valuable enough to justify massive intrusion on americans' privacy. >> our chief national security correspondent jim sciutto is with me now. skeptics think the president won't make too many revisions to the nsa. what do you think? >> i think looking at it now that the bot testimony line is this. that the collection of this mass amounts of phone metadata, phone calls made by americans and those overseas will continue with safeguards. this is not going to change, not going to eliminate that key program there. what's also interesting is the president got together this blue ribbon panel of very experienced experts. they came together, put up 46 different recommendations. and when you look at what we're hearing that the white house is going to accept a small number of those remss and none of them
touching really that big program. for instance, one had had been talked about was moving the metadata from the nsa's hands back to the private telephone companies. those companies had resisted it. they don't even want it. it doesn't look like the president is going to take even that step now. >> so in our "washington post" interview last month, edward snowden said this. the mission is already accomplished. i already won. as soon as journalists were able to work, everything i had been trying to do was validated. in light of what you just said, is edward snowden right or wrong? >> well, i think he would say he won. he put this out there. he caused a national debate. he certainly made americans aware. but you talk to officials here, and interestingly, both supporters and critics of this program are not calling edward snowden a hero. you played a sound clip there from patrick leahy who's been one of the biggest critics
talking about a violation of american privacy. but he's not saying snowden's a hero. he's not saying snowden should be granted amnesty or plea bargain. at least in terms of the officials dealing with this, they wouldn't say he won. i'm sure there are some who would disagree. but there was one more powerful moment from those hearings yesterday in the senate. when the members of that intelligence review panel were asked if this metadata collection would prevent another 9/11. and they gave a nuanced answer. they said what they found was that this collection has not played a significant role in preventing any terrorist attacks to this point. that's a remarkable admission. given that the administration had initially claimed that perhaps more than 50 plots might have been helped by this kind of collection. but they went on to say it only has to be successful once. so the members of these panel -- this panel that has recommended the 46 changes many of which the president will not take, they
did say it's worthwhile. this collection is worthwhile if it keeps americans safer. >> many thanks. still to come in the "newsroom," what did the archdiocese of chicago do when they learned of sexual abuse claims? well, thousands of documents set to be released today. ted rollins is following that. >> good morning. many have been waiting years for this day. the church has been fighting for years to avoid this day. what will these documents show? we'll talk about it coming up right after the break. [announcer] word is getting out. purina dog chow light & healthy is a deliciously tender and crunchy kibble blend. with 20% fewer calories than purina dog chow. isn't it time you discovered the lighter side of dog chow.
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♪ welcome back. time to check our top stories. you see air force one there. it's about to take off from andrews air force base. of course president obama is on board. he's on his way to north carolina where he'll announce another attempt to jump start american manufacturering. we'll keep you posted. the family of a pregnant brain dead woman is trying to ask a court to step in to take her off a feeding tube. she has been legally dead since
november. her family said she did not want to be a ventilator. it's not clear what condition her 21-week-old fetus is in. beef price is going up. you can partly blame last week's record cold snap. the story was first reported by bloomberg news. cattle had to use calories from their feed to maintain body temperature instead of gaining weight. the temperatures rising. animals will gain weight. we hope so. today the catholic church's third largest archdiocese is releasing thousands of pages detailing sexual abuse claims against priests in chicago. for decades these claims have been kept under wraps. and they've played millions of dollars to settle the lawsuits from the victims. even though many of the allegers are now dead, it may show how they hand it'll abuse claims and
why some were moved from church to church. ted rollins is live in chicago. have you seen the documents yet? >> reporter: we haven't. and we won't from some time. the attorneys will see them next tuesday. but talking to people who are aware of what's in the documents, it's going to be detailed. all the detailed reports of 30 separate cases. of 30 separate priests accused of misconduct. they want transparency. they want to know exactly how this happened. how did this priest get moved to here or how did this case go unrepo unreported. and that's what they're going to get. who leads the archdiocese, has since 1997, released this letter basically warning catholics in chicago this is coming and preparing them for this open wound to be reopened once again. and he talked about one specific case that they were criticized
for over the years. that was of daniel mccormick. in 2005 was found guilty of abusing many boys on the west side of chicago. mccormick said at the time he fooled everybody. did mccormick including the church. he said a mistake is not a coverup. meanwhile this weekend, after this letter was released, folks from snap, the survivors network, criticized the cardinal saying he is not taking responsibility. >> in this letter he tries -- it attempts to escape personal accountability for his actions regarding daniel mccormick. >> reporter: now, one thing's for sure. the church did go kicking and screaming. if you look how the litigation has gone to this day, they say they want to be transparent and they are on board on healing. and part of cardinal george's letter does go at great lengths to apologize on behalf of the church to all of those victims.
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checking our top stories at 20 minutes past the hour. the boy accused of shooting his classmates in new mexico may have warned others to stay away from school before the attack. police won't say who was warned or how. first reports of the shooting delivered a chilling blow. >> my heart fell to my stomach because at that moment i knew. i knew that it was our sweet girl. >> that sweet girl is 13-year-old kendall sanders. she's now in the hospital in stable condition. the other victim an 11-year-old boy remains in critical condition this morning. the family of a man killed
in north carolina -- in a north carolina police shooting is filing a lawsuit in the case. the lawsuit claims 24-year-old jonathan farrell was shot ten times, handcuffed with his hands behind his back, and drowned in his own blood. >> how do i feel sitting here? i feel i shouldn't be here. my son was only here for education to better his life, to better our life. >> the officer shot the unarmed farrell after a woman called 911 reporting someone was trying to break down her door. the lawsuit says the woman did not know farrell, had been injured in a car accident and actually needed help. anger over the target credit card hack attack is spreading to washington. two lawmakers calling on target ceo to testify before a committee about what went wrong. as many as 70 million target customers had their information compromised during a data breach
last year. in washington president obama is vowing that 2014 will be a year of action. in his first cabinet meeting of the year, he says they will move ahead with his agenda even if congress is consumed by gridlock. >> we are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we're providing americans the kind of help that they need. "3" i've got a pen and i've got a phone. and i can use that pen to sign executive orders and take administrative actions that move the ball forward. to ensure that our businesses are getting the kind of support and help they need to grow and advance to make sure that people are getting the skills that they need to get those jobs that our businesses are creating. >> the president's comments come as the senate failed to reach a deal on extending long-term unemployment benefits leaving
more than 1 million americans in the lurch. it's not just adults who are struggling through this crisis. a new study from the urban institute shows that 2.3 million children are now living with a long-term unemployed parent. that's triple the number from 2007. wol wolf blitzer is in washington. hi, wolf. >> hi, carol. >> senators are now in a quote, cooling off period. is that like a time-out? >> yes, it is. it means they don't have the votes, the democrats. the 60 votes they need to overcome procedural hurt ls that would allow this to come up. so they don't have that 60. they got close. 52, 55, 56. but they don't have the 60 yet. so they need more time. they're going to try to figure out how to do it. republicans say they're willing to go ahead with the extension of the unemployment benefits for 1.3 million unemployed -- long-term unemployed. as you pointed out a lot of
children are directly affected by those. but they want to make sure they offset the $5 billion or $6 billion it costs by cutting spending elsewhere. and if they do that, then the republicans say they're going to go along. the problem is some democrats are willing to pay for the $5 billion or $6 billion it would cost for a three-month extension of the unemployment benefits. it would cost $25 billion if they extended it for a whole year. but they can't agree, the republicans and the democrats, how to pay for that offset, if you will. as a result there's this deadlock. so for now it's up in the air. >> yeah. well, we've heard that song and dance before, right? the president, he's on his way to north carolina. we just saw his plane take off. he's going to deliver a speech on the economy. what will he say? >> well, he's got some new ideas that he's going to unveil those ideas. you know what's intriguing to me is you have a democratic senator in north carolina kay hagen who's up for re-election. she decides she's not going to
be there with the president when he comes to her home state. it's not the first time this has happened. mary landrieu up for re-election in louisiana, the president was there a few weeks ago. she didn't show up when the president came to louisiana either. so the question is why are these democrats who are up for re-election now early in 2014, why are they in effect running away from the sitting president of the united states who happens to be a democrat? a few years ago, they would have been there in every photo opportunity. but now they think as far as their own re-election prospects, probably not a good idea. even to welcome respected home states and to be photographed with the president of the united states which is all pretty shocking when you think about it. but it's part of the political environment right now given some of the low poll numbers that the president really has suffered. but it's still pretty extraordinary when you talk about it. >> i'm sure you'll talk about it later on. thank you, wolf blitzer. >> thank you.
this just into cnn. the committee investigating the 2012 attack on the kans lat in benghazi says its case has been severely hampered because 15 people who were cooperating with the fbi have been killed. a new report comes from the committee. from the senate committee, i should say. it says there were plenty of warnings ahead of the attack including intelligence about a worsening security situation in the region. we're going to talk much more about this and make it much more clear for you in the hours to come on cnn. still to come on the "newsroom," still no water for thousands of west virginians. now we've uncovered new details regarding the company responsible for this mess. cnn's jean cacarez is in charleston. good morning, jean. >> good morning. we're learning freedom industries may have had an escrow account with money for repairs. but why weren't those repairs made? we'll have more after the break.
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benghazi situation. many people have been cooperating with the fbi because the fbi is trying to figure out what happened at the consulate there. now we come to find out that many of those people cooperating with the fbi have been killed. evan perez is following this. he has more for us now. tell us more, evan. >> reporter: well, this report which was issued today by the senate intelligence committee, in other words you have members of both parties who have agreed on this one report which says there's been -- this whole investigation of the benghazi attacks has been hampered because some of the people who the fbi interviewed in benghazi, in libya have since been killed. we don't know and the report doesn't say whether or not these people were killed because they were cooperating with the fbi or with the investigation. but it is something that is probably going to make it much more difficult for us to find
out once and for all what exactly happened, why it happened, and who was exactly responsible. >> all right. i'm sure you'll keep digging on this story, this report just came out. evan perez, we appreciate the new information this morning. also in the news, seven days. that's how long thousands in west virginia have gone without running water. and for those who have water, sometimes it looks a lot like that. one resident who didn't want us to use her name sent us this picture. it was taken yesterday morning when they first started flushing the water from their bathtub. right now about only half the residents around charleston, west virginia, have been told their water is safe. those are in the blue. for those in the red parts, they still can't use their water. patrick morrissey says he's launching his own investigation into the contamination and the company behind it, freedom industries.
i talked with him last hour. this has local state and federal officials. and everyone has some responsibility. even beyond the provisions of the law, there's a duty to have common sense. and when i look at the facility that's up river from the water processing plant, that's something that make he wonder. i want to take a close look at that and make sure the people engaged in the process were exercising common sense. i think there are a lot of people that are concerned about what's going on and rightfully so. and that's one of the reasons why our office is involved in this investigation. we're going to get to the bottom of this. we're going to have an independent unbiased review. and the west virginia people deserve to know that their attorney general is looking into every aspect of this. w're going to look under the hood. we're going to uncover all the rocks. and we're going to let the
sunlight in. that's what west virginians expect. that's what's going to come out of this investigation. >> all right. we've been digging into this ourselves. this morning we learned that freedom industry hs a lot of money set aside to repair the containment area where the league was coming from. cnn's jean cacarez joins us now from charleston. jean, you found out this information. why wasn't the money used? >> reporter: well, that's the good question. and i think that's going to be part of the investigation. we were able to confirm overnight that a conversation took place at the end of last week between one of the chiefs of the department of environmental protection and gary southern who is the new president of freedom industries. gary southern told this head of the dep that in fact there was an escrow account with the amount of $1 million in that for repairs of the containment
issues. we do know there was a sale/merger of the company in december. it happened at the end -- december 31st is when the documents were filed. this escrow account then was in place, but we don't know that any repairs had been done. what's so important here is the issue of knowledge. and especially to investigators on the criminal and civil level. knowledge that they needed containment repaired. the president of the county commissioners, he take a listen. >> who dropped the ball here was the fact you had a facility that didn't do what it was supposed to do. it leaked a huge amount of chemicals. it got into one of the largest water plants in this state. and results have been absolutely catastrophic. >> we have continued to try to contact freedom industries
because there are two sides to every story. we want to hear from them no response yet. but also, carol, schools are not in session here. there are four school districts that are still closed. and that impacts 46,000 students here in charleston. >> okay. so let me ask you this question. when i saw the picture of that plant, there are a lot of tanks there that stores more chemicals than the one we were talking phow can we be sure those tanks don't have leaks in them? >> reporter: that's a good point. we spoke with mike dorsey overnight and he was saying the issue now is chemicals from the tank that was leaking, it's still in the ground. when it's in the ground and it just permeates the ground, it can make its way to the river. so there still is an issue with the containment. and as far as trust, we've spoken to people in this community. we heard it this morning. that some people who were given the go ahead going back saying no. you still have a stop use order.
do not use your tap water. so that also impacts the trust of the people in this community with their officials. >> here's the other thing. tushlly there's a containment wall around the plant that prevents from leaving the property. as far as you know do they have a containment wall? >> as far as we know, there was a containment issue. that that wall did not contain the chemical as it was coming out of the tank. it came out of the tank, made its way to the containment wall and then went into the river. and that is what caused the issue. >> and just keep in mind because this may not only affect west virginia, but this stuff is making its way to the ohio river, right? which has caused kentucky and -- go ahead. >> reporter: the rivers merge into one another. so once the chemical is in the
water, it flows with the river and it can go into ohio and kentucky. we know yesterday that they actually turned off for awhile their intake valves so they wouldn't get the chemical in their water supply. >> jean cacarez, thanks for staying on the case there in charleston, west virginia, because the people deserve answers there. they deserve those answers. thank you very much, jean. we appreciate it. we've asked the governor of west virginia earl ray tomblin and joe manchin and jay rockefeller to come on the show to explain what's being done there. the invitation remains open. it's important to know their public officials are on their side. and of course we will continue to dig for answers. in other news this morning, a bizarre conversation now taking place in america. instead of talking about whether loaded guns ought to be allowed in movie theaters, many people are talking about text rage. a 71-year-old former cop curtis reeves is now charged with murder after he pulled a gun in a movie theater and killed a
43-year-old father who was texting in the darkened theater. in a stage twist, florida prosecutors say the alleged killer has a history of retribution for others texting at the movies. a witness told them reeves came after her at the very same theater just a few weeks ago. >> indicated that he was glaring at her the entire time throughout the movie. and he also followed her to the bathroom when she had gotten up to go to the restroom and made her feel very uncomfortable. >> okay. so let's talk about this. mark o'mara is a legal analyst and defense attorney and dr. jeff gardere is a psychologist. welcome to both of you. >> thank you. >> good morning pop. >> first off, i'm not blaming the victim. it is not his fault. i just find it bizarre that someone can become so enraged over texting. dr. jeff, some psychologists suggest being trapped in a movie theater with a texting person is
a volatile mix. i mean, seriously? >> well, i guess it could be, because it is very much a distraction. when i'm sitting with my own son watching television and he's on the computer and the light coming from the computer and i tell him to turn it off and he won't, i become agitated with it too. i think we're dealing with a person in reeves here who i believe may be a very unstable person to begin with anyway. so if it's not the texting, it might be somebody else talking in the theater or doing something that involved bad manners that distract from the movie. >> he's a former police officer, right. so he's used to people listening to what he says. might that have played into it. apparently mr. olson continued to text. >> well, and allegedly mr. olson threw popcorn at him. so perhaps that might have enraged him. i don't think he was in fear of his life as mr. reeves claims that he is. but i think you also have to look at being 71 years old, dealing with a person who's talking back to him.
and as you pointed out, carol he is a police officer and may not -- former police officer. and may not be used to that. but i think it's also he may have felt threatened emotionally in that this younger person was disrespecting him in this way. but i think there's going to be a mental health issue brought up here. i think they're going to even go with an insanity plea. trust me on this one. >> okay. so mark, i'll ask you about that spart of the equation. do you think that will happen? >> well, there's not going to be an insanity plea or defense. the reason why is because in florida insanity has a high burden. you don't get there until you truly don't know the difference between right and wrong. that's not what happened. however, certainly being 71-year-old not knowing what texti texting is and i think he felt disrespected. but this text rage is people get so caught up in their own person and their own disrespect to them that it causes the type of
outrage that this guy did. the problem with it is that when that happened and left, he came back in. he put himself at great risk. he may have been frustrated by being disrespected. on the same vein, he is a police officer that is trained in that spectrum of force where you begin with lowest level of force. a strong voice, for example. you don't get that far out of the spectrum, the use of deadly force with a weapon, unless your life is in immediate present danger. there is no evidence that was here. i think there will be mental health issues. it'll never go to the level of insanity. >> this guy becomes enraged over texting and according to prosecutors he's done this before. yet he chooses to bring his loaded gun into a movie theater. is that really responsible?
>> what happens is most people have -- a matter of they carry it everywhere except those places it's not allowed by law. i'm sure particularly as a police officer he was used to carrying it with him. but the same sense, if you're going to carry a gun, you have a heightened level of responsibility of how to use it. and most importantly how to not use it unless the ultimate faces you which is your own life or someone else's life in immediate peril. and he overreacted to virtually nothing of an attack, if it was like popcorn or some other event. it was just a reaction. >> dr. jeff, along those same lines, the sheriff investigating this case says it's not about the gun but the guy who pulled the trigger. this guy was a former. cop, he was well respected. in your opinion is it about the gun or the man who pulled the trigger or what is it? >> well, i think it's a
combination of both. certainly if you have someone who is an unstable personality as i believe this individual is, a gun simply enables the person to do something much worse. if he didn't have the gun, then it might have stopped at a verbal argument and it may have gotten physical where they wrestled or fought with one another. but certainly not shooting someone. i also want to point out to mark that this individual three weeks earlier reported from a miss dixon that she was texting. he not only objected to it but followed her around the theater for hours. this speaks of an unstable personality. 71 years old. possibility of dementia. i'm not an attorney, but if i were one i would say we have to have this man evaluated psychologically and look at insanity defense. because what happened was insane. it was unjustified. >> all right. we'll have to leave it there. dr. jeff gardere, mark o'mara.
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with 12 million viewers for the season premiere. but by the end of the fourth season, it was down to about 8 million viewers. there was a significant slide. and i suspect the same thing will happen this season. it'll feel like a firework in the beginning. it'll launch really high and bright in the air, but then it may subside. >> it'll be interesting because i think for some watching, watching "duck dynasty" has become like a political badge of honor. >> it has. it'll become a statement. and this is like other brands we've seen as well. you know, chick-fil-a has become a sort of badge ever since the president of the company has broke out against the same-sex marriage. hobby lobby, another company where the owners are honest about their conservative point of view will be a place people choose to support or not to go to. i think "duck dynasty" has become like that. that's something that's never really going to go away for the show now.
>> you know what's interesting and this struck me. why is phil robertson being forgiven and he's back on television but paula deen is still absent from television? >> i think there are a wide range of answers to that. i think food network has as you point out made different choices about paula deen. but i do expect paula deen to be back on television at some point. i wouldn't be surprised if she does come back on some other channel in the future. after all, he sons are still on the food network. with phil robertson, there's something that people seem to -- because he'd already commented before in different ways although not to the extent he did to "gq," a&e seemed to accept him for who he is while distancing themselves from what he said. a&e needs this show to succeed in a way they didn't need paula deen to succeed at the food network because it's the biggest show on a&e. sometimes it comes down to that. >> you're right. money talks.
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sensational imitations tweeted out by actor colton haines, for instance. dressed up in comforters. dressed up in sheets. it became known as lawrencing. this denver tv anchor tweeted out who wore it better jennifer lawrence or my floor director aaron? lawrencing was an instant hit because it's so easy, any it yac idiot can do it. we topped off the cabbage patch kid to complete the gown. then there was the pug and beagle. >> lv's magical dress. >> reporter: magic made out of a pillow case and two neckties. when ellie roundtree and friends saw her on the red carpet, they immediately decided to do it. it stayed on five minutes? >> not even. it's about 30 seconds. i think we nailed it with the
coy look to the camera. >> reporter: but most who mocked the outfit said they love her. >> how do i hold it? >> reporter: as one fan put it, she could wear a burlap sack and it changes nothing. the haters are just jealous. it was still front and center on dior's website. a spokesperson for dior says the dress is available by special ortder but since it's custom made, she couldn't specify a price. attention is priceless. a tequila company dressed up a bottle. even godzilla addressed the dress issue. a dress that started out on the catwalk and ended up being mocked by a copy cat. jeanne moos, cnn news. >> she would look good in a burlap sack. finally today, the pope is selling his hog.
harley-davidson presented the pope with a motorcycle last year. but he's going to auction it off next month. the proceeds will go to a charity that feed the hungry in rome. with the pope's autograph on the bike, well who knows how high the bidding will go. we'll keep you posted. thank you so much for joining me today. i'm carol costello. the story of the 16-year-old who survived the asiana plane crash only to be killed by a fire truck on the runway takes a more upsetting turn with a revelation of a new video. could this tragedy have been avoided? you are going to be able to see and judge for yourself. also this hour, even as the white house looks at ways to