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. happening now in the "newsroom," it could have been a lot worse. actor harrison ford pulls off a real-life stunt when he crash lands this world war ii plane on a golf course. plus heartbreaking testimony of boston courtroom. what happened when those marathon bombing victims came
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face to face with dzhokhar tsarnaev? and -- >> are you planning on resigning? >> i will let you know. >> are you thinking about it? >> i told you. >> a cnn exclusive. the ferguson police chief finally speaks after the doj releases a damning report of bias. let's talk live in the "cnn newsroom." good morning. i'm carol costello. happy, happy friday. thank you so much for joining me. we start this morning with breaking news on the economy and it is good news. just moments ago we learned that 295,000 jobs were added last month pushing the unemployment rate to a seven-year low. cnn chief business correspondent christine romans is following the numbers, and all good? >> sometimes a good headline is just a good headline carol. that's what this report shows us. when you look within the pages and pages of tables you see an american economy that is creating jobs again across the
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spectrum. yes, we had lower wage retail jobs and restaurant jobs. we also had a lot of business and information services technology construction manufacturing and the like so you saw broad-based jobs gains. i like to look at the trends. the trend here has been good. jobs added consistently month after month. more than 200,000 jobs at a pop. look since last fall carol. this shows you how there's been strength into the end of the year and that continued into early this year. the unemployment rate really important milestone here for the unemployment rate. 5.5%. it's been trending down for a year. the lowest since may 2008. let me say this again because when that unemployment rate was at 10%, it really felt ugly and now you can say it's at 5.5%. it has been improving here very very steadily. wages, something that's an interesting part of this. wages up 2% year over year. we want to see wages rising more. carol, though companies have been doing it. they've been raising wages. i've been hearing from corporate
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executives that they know the labor market is getting better. they have to pay people to keep their best talent. that could be a part of the story that changes this year. >> what about the you under employment numbers? >> i'm so glad you asked. you hear a lot especially people who criticized this president who say the real unemployment rate is double digits. the under employment rate people working part time people who want to work full time people side lined in the labor market that's falling, too. it's 11%. it is higher than the stated unemployment rate of 5.5% but all of those rates are starting to fall. as the labor market continues to %-pimprove, the expectation is people are going to come off the sidelines and get back into the labor market and start looking for a job. that's the hope. >> christine romans many thanks. appreciate it. >> you're welcome. israel is investigating a new terror attack. a palestinian driver plowed into five people and tried to continue his rampage with a knife. it's the latest in a series of similar attacks late last year
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in and around jerusalem. oren leeb ber men oren line bermann is here with the latest. >> reporter: police say the suspect, the driver is a palestinian man in his 20s from easter jerusalem. it was 10:00 in the morning. it happened a few miles north of the old city. at 10:00 this driver was heading north on road number 1 when police say he drove off the road into what would be a bike lane or a walking lane and hit five female -- i'm sorry, four female israeli soldiers and a cyclist who was there. he turned back onto the road drove for another quarter of a mile. at that time a security guard for the light rail opened fire and stopped the car. the driver hopped out of the car wielding a knife. that's when the security guard and another officer opened fire hitting that suspect twice. police say this is a terrorist attack. >> what took place a short while ago is there is a terrorist vehicle drove and plowed through
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the pedestrian crossing where there are a number of border police crossing women that were waiting to get on the light railway. this is in fact the same area where there was a terrorist attack that took place several months ago. the terrorist himself was apprehended after his vehicle stopped. he came out of the vehicle with a knife and then he was shot twice by security personnel at the scene that arrived quickly. >> reporter: this attack is the latest in a string of similar attacks. let's talk about conditions of the victims. the four female israeli soldiers are lightly to moderately wounded. the bicyclist is lightly wounded. the suspect who was shot is in serious condition. the mosque doesn't take credit for the attack. >> oren liebermann reporting live. thank you. harrison is resting following a terrifying plane
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crash. he was piloting a vintage world war ii era plane when the engine lost power forcing a dramatic crash landing on the golf course steps from the airport. the actor's son says ford is quote, battered but okay. his fellow "star wars" actors are taking to twitter wishing him well. mark hamill hopes all his future flights are green screen. chewbacca hopes he has another scar to match his crooked smile. hi, paul. >> reporter: good morning, carol. clearly harrison ford his plane in trouble, is searching for somewhere soft to land and he sees green and he puts his plane down on this golf course right behind me. >> oh, no. oh no. >> reporter: this cell phone video capturing moments just before a two-seat plane piloted by actor harrison ford crash lands on a golf course in
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california. ford had just taken off from santa monica airport when the world war ii vintage plane experienced a problem. the actor instantly calling for help. >> 53178 engine failure, request immediate return. >> ryan 178 run cleared. >> reporter: he attempted to land back at the airport but fell short crash landing on a course steps away from a residential neighborhood. >> having problems and then he turned around when he was right by the house the engine cut out and then he turned around. >> reporter: ford was pulled from the plane by doctors who happened to be playing golf on the course. first responders say ford was conscious and is lucky to be alive. ford's son tweeting dad is okay. battered but okay. he's every bit the man you would think he is. he's an incredibly strong man. and his publicist says his injuries are not life threatening and he's expected to make a full recovery.
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this isn't the first time that ford has had a close call. in 1999 ford had to make a hard emergency landing while flying this helicopter with a flight instructor. and you can see the plane right now, a p-22 vintage. its silver shiny fuselage. the plane doesn't have one thing that investigators will look at. when the ntsb gets back here they will not have a black box available to check out because this is as we said a vintage plane, carol. >> i'm glad it all ended well for harrison ford and others who may have been on the golf course at the time. paul thank you very much. a heart broken father describes the gutt wrenching moment he realized his 8-year-old son was going to die after an explosion at the boston marathon finish line. the emotional testimony came as victims and witnesses took the stand at dzhokhar tsarnaev's
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trial. for the first time jurors learn how one victim helped identify the suspects. let's bring in deborah if hefeyerick. >> reporter: it is difficult and painful to listen to the testimony. we've seen some of the pictures but now we're hearing what the people at the center of the blast were living through. not a day has gone by since the attack that those families have not thought about what happened to them. we did hear from the father of 8-year-old martin richard. the split second decisions in which he chose to grab his 6-year-old daughter jane whose leg had blown off knowing that as he raced away from his son martin it would be the last time he ever saw him alive. 12 seconds after the first bomb exploded the second bomb in a backpack carried by dzhokhar tsarnaev detonated outside the restaurant. initially the crowd having heard the first blast can be seen turning to look at the finish line.
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images show spectators standing one moment seconds later flattened on the sidewalk. bill richard and wife denise were outside the restaurant watching the race with their three kids. 11-year-old henry on the left 6-year-old jane in the middle and 8-year-old martin on the end are seen balanced on a metal barrier blissfully unaware of the man in the white hat behind him. dzhokhar tsarnaev slips away. richard tried to find his family grabbing daughter jane whose leg was blown off. he testified, i looked at martin for the last time. the carnage was similar at the finish line. jeff baughman was standing next to one of the bombs when it detonated obliterating one of his legs. when he heard the second black, it clicked, i knew we were under attack. he testified in court today he had seen a suspicious looking man next to him. both are seen here under the red and white flag. when he turned the man's bag
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was on the ground but the man wearing aviators and a black hat was gone. a day later beauman skrib bld the note. >> i saw what happened. i know what happened. he helped them identify tam merlin tsarnaev dzhokhar's older brother. during the first days new video reveals the horror the emotional detail by the people who lived through it. inside the courtroom jurors and others could be seen fighting back tears. tsarnaev sat slouched in his seat rarely turning to make eye contact with the witnesses he's accused of trying to kill. and, you know that's what's so interesting, carol, is that we can see the back of dzhokhar tsarnaev from where we're sitting inside the court. he does he sits there sort of slouched shifting in his chair every now and again, completely avoids making eye contact with anyone who's testifying in the
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witness box. so it's hard to know what he's thinking as he sees the images of the carnage that he and his brother have now effectively said they are guilty of and also wondering what he's thinking when he hears all the testimony of the people whose lives he changed irrevocably. it's very unclear but it's certainly interesting to be in that court to be getting this firsthand. carol? >> all right. deborah feyerick reporting live from boston this morning. through the carnage, stories of heroism surfaced. i want to share with you the courage these survivors showed as they told their stories to the jury. runner roseanne doya rush said strangers rushed to her aide. when i looked down my leg was tukd under me. in front of me there was a foot with a little sock on it. it was somebody else's foot. it was almost like i was starring in a horror movie as was everybody else around me. people were running in all different directions. somebody came over to me and told me i had to get out of
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it was geoffrey! it was jason. it could've been brenda. the family of michael brown is set to file a civil lawsuit against darren wilson. an attorney saying while the justice department may have accepted his claim of self-defense, they do not. >> we feel and we've always felt from the very beginning that officer darren wilson did not have to shoot and kill mike brown jr. in broad daylight in the manner that he did, that he had other options available to him. >> the ferguson shooting and events that followed revealing the deep divide among americans on race and on the u.s. justice sis testimony, opinions that are echoed in a new cnn poll. when asked if the system treats blacks and whites equally, 49% of whites and 19% of blacks say yes. when asked if the legal system favors whites 42% of whites agree compared to 76% of blacks.
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in light of these statistics and of the justice department's scathing report on ferguson we were wondering why the ferguson police chief is remaining silent. cnn's sarah sidner did, too. she got impatient and she forced the issue. tell us how did you track down chief jackson? >> reporter: well look basically he's been told not to talk and to be fair we contacted him several times. we contacted the city several times. we've been in touch with them over these many months and weeks and all we asked for was just to sit down just to tell us what they're going to do and reaction to some of what was in the doj report. and i'll let you hear what his answers were because eventually we just had to go track him down. >> reporter: explain. do you think the department has a race problem? do they have a problem? and are you going to fix it? what are you going to do about it? >> i need to have time to really analyze the report so i can comment on it. >> reporter: why do you need time to analyze the report? you should have known what was going on in your department
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correct? right? >> reporter: he should have known and he did know. this is his e-mail unearthed by the department of justice during its investigation. in the 2013 e-mail the doj highlighted the chief boasting that court revenue passed the 2 million mark for the first time in history. city manager responds awesome. thanks. apparently not awesome enough because in another e-mail the city manager tells a colleague, he asked the chief if he thought the pd could deliver a 10% increase adding he indicated they could try. the intense effort to get money through traffic tickets and court fines and statistics show african-americans botherre the brunt of that. >> reporter: what do you think of the doj's report? >> i'm still analyzing it. >> reporter: you're still looking at it. don't you think you should have known. the racist emps mails, the numbers. were you trying to bilk people out of money instead of protecting them telling your department to just go ticket them? >> okay. thank you. and i will be in touch. go get ahold of jeff.
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>> reporter: i've talked to everyone. i've given you literally every opportunity. we've been talking for days and days and days. all we want is an answer from you. what do you think of this doj report and what are you going to do about it? just any idea what it is you're going to do yourself about this as the chief of the department? >> i'm going to analyze the report and take action where necessary. >> reporter: does that mean you're going to stay around? >> i'm going to take action where necessary. thank you. >> reporter: thank you. are you planning on -- are you planning on resigning? >> i will let you know. >> reporter: are you thinking about it? >> i've told you that. >> reporter: so what he's referring to is in the many weeks, as i've told you before that we've been talking that we've had either conversations about whether or not he was going to resign he did at first say he had thought about it and he was considering it. then that changed to now i'm sticking it through. i'm going to be here for the people the department and we are going to see this through and i'm not going anywhere. and so we don't know if that's changed back again, but those are the conversations that he's referring to and i should also
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say that if you look through this report very carefully, especially at those e-mails back and forth between him and the city manager, he was clearly getting a lot of pressure from the people above him at the city saying we need more revenue. we need you to do this. and he was basically it seems trying to please his bosses. carol? >> that's just -- it's just -- the justice department -- could the justice department force him out? i know the justice department could dissolve the ferguson police department if it wished right? >> reporter: well look there are laws here the state laws here that make things very very difficult to do that. however, i think what you've been hearing from the justice department even though this was a scathing report they did say in the press conference eric holder, that they're going to try to work with the department and see if they make the necessary changes, and i know that the department and the mayor have said this to me that they have been trying to work on these changes.
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by the way, they got rid of the three people who were responsible for those racist e-mails. they did that fairly immediately. and they also said that they are, you know hiring some more african-americans, they're looking at their staffing they're bringing in a consultant they are going to make changes that are necessary and they are willing to work with the department of justice. so those -- that is the backdrop behind all of this. the scathing report yes, it's out there. it's got some very troubling numbers and troubling information, but the city and the department has said that it is going to work through this and it is willing to work out these details with the doj, carol. >> sarah sidner reporting live from ferguson missouri. thanks so much. the justice department's review of the ferguson police sending shock waves throughout that community, as you heard. it's also sending shock waves across the country. just before president obama heads to alabama to mark the 50th anniversary of the march from selma to montgomery the president weighed in. >> we just saw the ferguson
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report come out. i don't think that is typical of what happens across the country, but it's not an isolated incident. i think that there are circumstances in which trust between communities and law enforcement have broken down and individuals or entire departments may not have the training or the accountability to make sure that you know they are protecting and serving all people and not just some. >> the president adding that a large part of his agenda right now will focus on civil rights and civil liberties as they relate to law enforcement. still to come in the "newsroom," why was this plane given the go ahead to land? miguel marquez at laguardia this morning. >> reporter: yeah this airport, carol, is still struggling to get back up in the air as we are learning more details about how that crash happened. i'll have that in just a few.
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20 heart stopping seconds. passengers say that's how lock the delta plane slid before breaking into a fence and nearly plunging into the icy waters of flushing bay. >> we felt the plane touch down and as it touched down you couldn't feel any traction on the wheels. it was just like being in a car. it started skidding-skidding to
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the left. and we quickly realized that the plane -- you know that they had no control of the plane. >> wow. so why did officials feel the runway was good enough to land on? the ntsb is investigating that. miguel marquez is too. he's at laguardia. good morning, miguel. >> good morning, carol. big questions as the runway conditions were changing throughout the day yesterday. if you're familiar with laguardia airport, you know where that bid is in the middle where it says welcome to new york with the apple on it. where this plane crashed on runway 13 is 1,000 yards beyond that. they have cleaned up the plane. it is off the runway now and off the tarmac and in another location on the airport property. they're cleaning up that runway getting ready for it to reopen as that investigation is getting underway. this morning the priority, to lift the battered fuselage of delta flight 1086 from laguardia's runway. delta airlines the ntsb and port authority now working to
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investigate the cause of the skid. >> obviously the pilot and the co-pilot's good efforts were reflected in the fact that there were only minor injuries. >> reporter: at approximately 11:00 a.m. local time amid freezing fog and falling snow the delta flight landed on laguardia's runway 13. upon touching down the md-88 lost control skidding just over halfway down the 7,000 foot runway then a sharp and violent turn to the left. the plane's nose slamming the embankment so hard it ripped off. its left wing damaged, leaking fuel. >> she is leaking fuel on the left side of the aircraft heavily. >> you said leaking fuel? >> affirm. the wing is ruptured. >> reporter: 132 passengers and crew forced to deplain from the wing. >> jumping down the window flying down the wing they're like hurry up hurry up. i see gas coming out of the wing. >> reporter: according to delta the plane had a maintenance
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check on tuesday and the one way plowed minutes prior. another pilot who landed minutes before reported good braking conditions but it was not ideal. >> that delta plane landed with a tail wind which is about the most dangerous thing you can do on an icy runway. >> reporter: the plane circled before it landed but whether or not it should have been permitted to land at all is a question the ntsb is now trying to answer. now what you're looking at now are pictures of the plaernne being moved. overnight they delicately lifted that up with kraens and moved it to another location off the tarmac. had to back it off that berm and moved it to another part of the airport so they could inspect it and see if anything could be salvaged from at that plane. this as the airport is still operational on one airstrip right now. they are able to get planes in and out of here. there are some cancellations, some delays. it is amazing it is still up and
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running at laguardia. they are certainly trying to get that second runway open as quickly as possible. carol? >> all right. miguel marquez reporting live from laguardia this morning. thank you. an arrest warrant has been issued for the man who stabbed u.s. ambassador mark lippert in soule. a district court said the warrant was issued as the court has reason enough to believe in its validity and need. still to come in the "newsroom," an ancient city rising from the desert now erased by the latest isis attack. we'll take you live to baghdad. the real question that needs to be asked is "what is it that we can do that is impactful?" what the cloud enables is computing to empower cancer researchers. it used to take two weeks to sequence and analyze a genome; with the microsoft cloud we can analyze 100 per day. whatever i can do to help compute a cure for cancer,
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frying to make history bulldozing nimrood. undergoing meticulous video. the attack comes after this propaganda video showing isis militants reducing antiquities to rubble in the mosul museum. cnn's ben wedeman live. hi ben. >> reporter: hi carol. we've learned this from the iraqi ministry of tourism and antiquities who said yesterday isis dispatched bulldozers to this site about 189 miles to the south -- 18 miles south of mosul. the most significant ruins dating back to 1300 bc. now isis has yet to actually say they did it they haven't posted
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a video along the lines what we saw them posting from the mosul museum last week but it may be simply a matter of time before that happens. let's keep in mind however, on the one hand they like to go out symbolically destroying the heritage of humanity but they also have another interest. you know, in 1989 iraqi ar archaeologists found what was known as the treasure of nimood more than 160 priceless pieces of jewelry and other items of gold and silver and obviously we know that isis one of their sources of income is this sort of thing. artifacts that they can sell on the black market. so probably before they even sent those bulldozers there they have probably been digging away looking for things they can sell. and keep in mind that since 2011 the beginning of the
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♪ ♪ it is known as bloody sunday. march 7th 1965. a day when hundreds descended on selma, alabama, in a bid to secure voting rights for african-americans. tomorrow some of the original marchers will return to selma's edmund pettus bridge to mark what's viewed by many as a turning point in the civil rights movement. a among them president obama. his appearance comes as a new cnn poll gives a snapshot on america's views on raisins he was elected.
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15% say relations have gotten better over the last eight years while 39% say they've gotten worse. 45% say race relations remain the same. one of the activists whose work in selma and beyond paved the way for president obama is andrew young. he's the former mayor of atlanta and u.n. ambassador. he talked with my colleague fredricka whitfield on the eve of the milestone. >> reporter: in selma the edmund pettus bridge represents the painful beginning and hopeful end. it helped coordinate the mompgts movements for change. andrew young walked across the bridge and was beaten that sunday march 7th 1965 but he was on the other side helping to coordinate the hundreds of people who had turned out. today reverend andrew young is 82 and he says pushing for voting rights with this small alabama city as the back drop helped move a nation both spiritually and politically,
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after the 1964 civil rights act. >> even though lyndon johnson had been the master of the senate and the majority leader and had more ious than almost anybody in the history of the congress it was hard for him to go right back five months later for another civil rights bill but when we left the white house and i asked dr. king well what do you think? i thought he was being flippant. he said i think we've got to figure out a way to get this president some power. and i laughed. and he said no he said we really have to -- we can't wait. for him it was not a political problem, for him it was a spiritual problem. he had gone through the valley of the shadow of death, and he felt it was inevitable that his days were numbered and so he didn't have any time to waste. and so when we got back from
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that meeting, it wasn't a day or so before mrs. boynton came over and said that you've got to come help us in selma. >> that lady was amelia boynton now 103 living in tuskegee alabama. in a conversation with cnn.com, she remembered that day, too. >> i got to the foot of the bridge there were men on horses. there were police. i was standing up there and the people started running. he hit me across the -- across my head and when he did, i fell to the ground. >> witnesses claim the sheriff said leave her, quote, for the buzzards to eat. reverend young says boynton's role was hugely pivotal. >> who were you in 1965?
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describe that young man that we see in these pictures and what was it that you envisioned for the future? how did you know that your efforts would promote change? >> i think we didn't know and i often said if i had set on the road from selma, montgomery to dr. king you know martin i'm going to be the mayor of atlanta, or ambassador to the united nations, i want to go to congress he would have said boy, you're sick. you know? sit down. have a cool drink of water. we were really doing something so that our children would have a better life and we never thought -- i'm sure john lewis never thought he'd be in congress see? in fact we all probably thought we would not live. in fact the general consensus was we were all in our early 30s and most of us didn't think we
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could make it to 40. martin did not make it to 40. >> because this was too risky? >> we would be killed along the way and because we had no intention of stopping and we knew what we had to do. he would say, if you haven't found something that's worthy of giving your life you're not fit to live anyway. >> so what is the -- the voting rights fight of today? >> helping people to see that one, it's important, but i think it comes down to fighting against those efforts that people are using to make it difficult for us to vote. we're now seeing people drop from the voting rolls. the difference is that we voted and we had an impact. >> and as it pertains to voting today, is the biggest problem apathy? >> the biggest problem is obstructionism. it's not easy in most places
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and especially in those tight precincts where the shift of a few hundred votes can mean the difference between how a state goes. >> fredricka whitfield joins me now from selma. what a fascinating interview. >> reporter: oh, thank you. you know it really is a powerful journey, whether you talk to reverend andy young as it pertains to looking back and even looking forward, but it's a powerful journey for all the civil rights soldiers many of whom will be here. of course congressman john lewis, c.t. vivian who you know received the presidential medal of freedom last year. then you know what for the many of 20,000 people who live here in selma who feel like they kind of re-live, if they weren't part of 1965 then growing up with the images of what took place at this edmund pettus bridge here
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almost every time they cross it they can't help but think about those very powerful images of bloody sunday. at the same time what we're seeing today in preparation of what will be a huge weekend. we know ten years ago 10,000 people turned out so there's no telling how many will come. the expectation is the number will be much higher. you'll have president barack obama, his wife former president george w bush will all be right here about where a podium will be set up. but you're going to have people coming from all walks all over this country. we've seen bus loads from as far away as minnesota, other parts of alabama who have come here. i talked to a number of people who grew up here. a woman who was the name of sarah, she was 12 years old. in defyiance of her parents' orders she walked across the bridge. their parents didn't want them to be part of the movement because they would lose their
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jobs. they were day laborers but their employers told them if you go out with the civil rights movement you will lose your job. if your children are involved you will lose your job. she comes every year. she was lucky enough to get a college grant and go to college in cincinnati. every year she comes here and she says it's like renewal, like revitalization. she needs this moment to reconnect. i spoke with reverend orlof miller. as you'll recall, he was alongside reverend jim reef in 1965 two days after bloody sunday. they were leaving a cafe just down the street here and they were met by a mob of white segregationists and reverend jim reef was beaten to death, reverend orlof miller said he was reluctant to come here 50 years later. he decided to do it because he was going to be meeting for the first time offspring of reverend reeve. they met. it was an electric moment. we were lucky enough to be a
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witness to it. 17 members of reverend reeve's family came here meeting reverend miller. they got together they hugged they shared stories. one of the songs, reverend reeve had four kids. one of the sons, steven was 3 when his dad died here. he said it has taken him 50 years to come to terms with this moment. for the first time in 50 years he has come here and he met reverend miller. and he says it's really a moment that is bigger you know than his whole life. it will be a remarkable weekend here. we're going to be here all weekend long. you will see it all unfold here in this historic city. >> fredricka whitfield, thank you. i appreciate it. we'll bring you live coverage of the 50th anniversary of the selma march. we'll be right back. okay...listen up. i'm here to get the lady of the house back on her feet. ohhhh. okay veggies you're cool. mayo, corn dogs you are so out of here!
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i'm sorry to all of the mothers i work with. that headline triggering a social media firestorm after a woman executive apologizes for not valuing working mothers until she became one. for mothers in the workplace, it's death by a thousand cuts. sometimes it's other women holding the knives. i didn't realize this or horrible i've been until five years later when i gave birth to a daughter of my own. she goes on to say i wish i had known five years ago as a young childless manager that mothers are the people you need on your team. this article went viral. hopefully it means america is taking the issue of child care seriously. it will be on the front burner
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in 2016. hillary clinton highlighted issues like pay equity family leave and access to affordable child care in some of her early speeches. let's talk more about this article with the author of the article. you match stay at home moms with companies. welcome. >> thanks so much. >> nice to have you here. >> you have a brave woman for writing that article. >> thank you. i had to -- i was co-founding this company. i was thinking about all of the reasons why it's so difficult for mothers in the workplace and how we need to change the culture. i was part of the problem. i mean if we're going to really attack the issue, we have to look at a lot of the base problems. >> i think you were brave to write this because you were honest. you admitted that you were wrong, which a lot of people don't have the strength to do especially publicly. >> thank you. >> why do you think it caught fire on the internet?
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>> this affects so much of the population especially 80% of women are going to become moms by the time they're 44. a billion women are going into the workforce over the next ten years. just coming in today, i just saw tons and tons of women getting out of the subway. they all have families. they are all leaving kids at home. they're all making huge sacrifices to contribute to their household and their kids and we don't talk about how cultures need to adapt and change that there are more highly educated women working than ever before. >> why is it so difficult to provide child care? i don't get it. before we get into that i want to read just one of the many responses we found online in reaction to your article. one woman wrote, thank you for writing there. there are so many people like your then childless 28-year-old self who need to read it. seriously. thank you from the bottom of my heart. so it's interesting because i don't have children.
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i never really thought about it. i think that if i'm really honest with myself i felt some of the things that you wrote. i feel really bad about that. >> thank you for saying that. i just think that we're all in different situatons in our lives. a lot of people are caring for relatives or a sick husband or wife and so it's really about care caregiving in general. i talk to young women all the time because we place women in jobs. a lot of them talk about how culturally everyone needs to be in the office all the time but they can't find women to fill their jobs. the reason you're having that issue is because you are imposing these ideas that women need to sit in a chair to show that they're doing a lot of work when they can be as productive working remotely in many cases. >> you found a solution for working mothers. tell us about that. >> my co-founder has three
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children. she was able to be a chief technical officer working from home and managing women remotely. i looked at her and the women i talked to in the piece and how productive she was. we decided there's a third way for women. women are incredibly productive. mothers are incredibly productive. >> they're champion multitaskers. >> we put too much value on peach sitting in a chair and women really can't compete on that level. we need to value the output that women can do and we have the tools now. we have skype and all of these tools that allow you to produce just as much remotely. >> so if your child is sick you can go home and work remotely from home. what's the big deal right? >> you definitely need people helping and some women do it on their own. i've heard amazing stories in the last couple days. we had a snowstorm yesterday. one of the mothers i work with has three kids. she was able to stay at home with her kids and work not and not sacrifice everything.
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>> thanks for shining the light. i'm sure many many women appreciate it. thank you. the next hour of "cnn newsroom" after a break. . so, no discomfort? exactly. try some... mmm, it is real milk. lactaid®. 100% real milk. no discomfort.
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