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in the u.s. senate and boring went on to win the senate seat by a sizable margin. steven jones is more famous for the the defense attorney of the oklahoma city bomb sa and the former chapter has retained counsel and stephen jones. brook? >> we will watch for him and that news conference happening in about a half hour from now. thank you very much. in the meantime take you to the new video showing the three
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british schoolgirls who ran away from home suspected of heading go syria to join isis. i can tell you that the two men can be heard and show you and it's shaking and amateur. you will understand as the girls get out of the cab, and they are removing the lug gauge and checking the phones and getting ready to cross into syria. it was shot february 29th in turkey. they can not confirm it and the video is also said to have been filminged by a syrian spy that's working for the country and has since been detained by turkish officials. i have former u.s. ambassador and he is now the dean at the george bush school of public service at texas a&m and it's a pleasure to have you on. welcome, sir. >> thank you brook.
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beginning with and not just the young woman. i am sure that you saw it but multiple other westerners and there's an odd fascination as young westerners to be drawn into this malicious and movement and terrorism. what could possibly be the draw? >> brook, i think that it varies from place to place. even from individual to individual and many parts of europe muslim immigrant communities even second generation is not terribly intergrated and not economically successful. they're -- and so for young people that feel that they're treated as second class citizen plus the fact of being a young person this can be a dangerouslydangerous
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dangerously aluring proposition. >> yeah we know that isis has blown up a headquarters and killing more than 40 there and still iraq forces say that they're close from taking it back. is that encouraging for you that iraq forces are holding their own against the terrorists? >> obviously anything that stops or sets back isis would appear to be good but i think that it's important that we take a close look at the nature of this force that's carrying out the offensive and decrete. >> how do you mean? >> two-thirds of that force according to general dempsey and the chairman of the joint chief of staff are not regular iraq forces. they're malicious and some of them have a whole lot of blood
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on their hands including ours and that of the civilians. the fact that irregulars of one of iraq sex are leading an offensive in an area that's controlled by iraq sunis is problematic at least. so how they comport themselves if they're successful is going to be very important. it's a way of saying what happens after the battle maybe more important than the battle itself. >> with regard to the battle we have to talk about iran. i want to ask you and we brought you on because you're familiar with the iran general and referred to as the shadow commander and the dark knight. i know he was once called a truly evil figure and photographed on the frontlines. you dealt with him indirectly and can you tell me a little bit
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more of who this man is? >> he has commanded the iran revolution guard since the late 1990s, so a long time in the job and it's irans external operation forces. they control, arm and train and proside operation directions to groups and to those iraq that lish sas so a capital and dangerous man. >> and i am going back to your point about some of these iraq's with the blood on the hands. there are photos that have surfaced that have appeared to show the forces and they're holding up heads and it's incredibly gruesome. what is the message these images
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are sending to the coalition and to the world? >> they're acceptedingsending a very very negative mess age everywhere. the audience is inside iraq and it's the suni area that i mentioned earlier. to the extent that they're seen not as liberators and the city occupied by a truly terrible group, theize lam islamic state but out to kill members of another, it's not going to be good. >> final question in the last week or so has pledged aleens to isis. what to you and how do you read that and what is concerning to you about the alliance?
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>> well it's a pretty horrible group. what they have done to young girls is just awful. whether they're claim of allegiance to the state is going to change that much i don't know. that's a far reach and this is a non arab region. we will have to see. in a sense they have established itself before this as violent, ex extremely brutal and no principals whatsoever and the the pledge of aniensllegiance. >> thank you brook. >> you got it. thanks to ferguson and a calm night there. it's really been a striking distance in the message of
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protesters in 2 hyundais and calling for the police reform. ♪ >> this time many many people there praying, singing for police and for the two officers that were shot the previous night and as protesters are expanding they have appeared to go for the search and they say that investigators have identified not one but two people that they want to question and one that's the shooter. the 911 call from the attack has just been released. >> we have an officer down. officer down and shots fired at the station. >> all cars in route. >> officers down. officer down. >> the shooter appears to have had excellent i am . the red circle here respects where he or she was likely standing and seated when they pulled the trigger. authorities say that the two
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officers were hit from about 125 yards away and you see the red line. let's go to tom and he standing for us there near the hill where the shooter the police believe was positioned and tom help me understand how far. we're talking a football field and a quarter. >> right. we're basing that on what the police say that they believe that the distance was. we're at the top of the hill and i am working my way down the street where the shooting occurred, and one of the things that we learned today analyzing this is that the crowd was actually not in front of the police. this was one of the things that we believed early in the case that the shooter required elevation and required it having to be at the top of the hill where you see the car coming now, and now we learned that the shooter would not have had to have been that high. the people were moved into the two parking lots and one on my
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left side and one on the right side and there were no protesters according to the media and according to susan and the st. louis post dispatch reporter that was on the scene just a few feet from the police officers when they were shot. she told us this morning that the police had cleared the street and the shooter from the top of the hill up there or somewhere up that hill would have had a straight shot down. now, we're going cross the main street here and try to live to tell about it. when we cross the other side of the street this is the location where the police officers were when they were shot. they were in a line in this grassy area here near the fire hydrants and straight across and the shot would have come from up the street and the witnesses are convince that had the muzzle blast and the shooting was up the stleet and down and striking the officers
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here. now, susan the reporter would you say just a few ten or 20 feel away from the officers where the shoots were fired and you see the media people. you have behind the brick wall once it started and she observed the police officers and fire department personnel that came out to rescue the wondered officers and take them to safety and treatment. having analyzed the shots this morning we can see that it's pretty convincing that they were not on the roof of any of these two stores on each side of the street and it could have been in the street and that nobody would have been blocking a clear shot from the street up above down to the police officers here. >> it's incredible to see the perspective as you walked it from the hill there to where the officers were standing. as we were reporting we know that they're looking for two individuals and one of them even the shooter. tom, thank you so much for
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walking us through that in ferguson missouri. next alarm bells over russia and it maybe difficult to defend the united states. hear what they're trying to do. this as a lot of people have been asking where has putin been? the rumors are flying about the receipt absence. we have more on that. also just heart wrenching video of the man that was car jacked by the boston bombers two years ago. his story and his story inside the dwasgas station and how he managed to escape coming up. kind of like mute buttons equal danger. ...that sound good? not being on this phone call sounds good. it's not muted. was that you jason? it was geoffrey! it was jason. it could've been brenda.
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let's talk about russia. as you know the economy near collapsed but the russian military is a whole different story. they're increasing the capabilities so much that the u.s. am rald is warning u.s. lawmakers about this. specifically mentioning russia's long range missiles. >> the element of the missiles that they have that have a very long range that from the russian and eastern russia they recollect range critical structure in alaska and canada that we rely on for the homeland defense mission. >> with me now is a familiar face with us here at cnn jill and an action pert on russia and jill you heard the reporting and we know it's been going on but what is the motivation here for the the longer range missiles? >> well russia is showing what
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it has. if you ask the russians they would say look the united states and some other countries but especially the u.s. do this all of the time. it's a show of force. they fly around the world, and we're just doing the same thing. we could not afford it before and now we have enough money, and we're going to show the power that we have and what they're talking about and what the commanders are talk about are the heavy bombers and he says that more patrols outside of russia since the end of the cold war. they have been over flights around countries in europe as well. so the concern i think is not only those, but what russia is doing in terms of building up as this commander says working on long range and conventionally armed cruise missiles. he points out that you do not know when the missiles are let's say whether they're conventional
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or nuclear. it's all part of the nervousness right now that's dangerous that talking about the potential of some type of nuclear conflict because of ukraine. nobody on either side wants anything like that but there's a lot going on right now. >> right. so there's the nervousness but then the questions over putin because the man has been oddly mia. we have video of him that just came out of him today, but the caveat and people have been wondering where he has been and the speculation. what are you hearing? >> all you have to do is go on twitter or on the web in general and just google putin, and you're going to find a lot of insane things. if it's true that the last time he was seen at least up until a few hours ago was a meeting with the italian prime minister then
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he had several meetings that were scheduled and supposed to meet with the fsb and that's the former kgb and have talks with the president of others and did not show up. so now in that -- the situation right now it always must go and always has been a center for rumors and speculation and it's in high demand at this point. as soon as the president does not show up and that's rare for him people begin to question. >> where could he be? >> well he could be just look on the web. he would be all over in a yoga retreat. seriously there are some explanations and he could be sick. the flu is going around and that might be the more normal thing or the schedule. they continue to say that he feels fine.
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his hand shake could crush a man's hand. there's a rumor that he has a girlfriend. that the girlfriend is having a baby in switzerland. now he denies that too. now, all i am saying is that you have to look at it in terms of why the insanity. one of the problems is that people are very nervous and where is putin? is he in charge? could there be a pallace? it's a situation is serious. even if the rumors sound bazaar. >> you had me at yoga retreat and the mental image was priceless. jill, thank you for coming on. ask always appreciate it. speaking of putin, we spoke of the man that spins the the russians president's tunes. the unofficial dj that's played the kremlin and here is dj
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phoenix. ♪ >> when you think of the world's music capital, moscow probably does not come to mind. dj phoenix has grabbed international experience like you putin's private shows. >> you have gotten a lot of attention lately because you have played in the kremlin. >> yeah it's a special place and a history place. >> he is the first dj ever to spin in the president residence. >> i was a little bit nervous. somebody say no dj phoenix and everybody say who? dj? >> they're not raving. >> they do not have dance floor in kremlin. >> they have such international appeal and it grew out of europe and around the the world. was it always poplar in russia?
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>> it's a fresh thing in russia. it's my genera of music. >> he maybe breaking the ground but critics say that the freedom of speech is in the country and it's been met with severe counsel convinces. >> the american impression is that there's a lot of censorship of artist. is that true? >> i don't want political message in my music. in dance you only want good emotions and dpeelings. it's not a problem to write my lyrics. >> he decided not to enter russia with the service. do you feel that limits opportunities for artists in russia? >> of course. it's a big way to promote music. it's not good for mu situations and artists. >> what is it about the russian market that makes it difficult?
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>> the black mashrket and hard to control music. if i can help something to control the situation in russia i am ready. >> how do you make money if you cannot cannot sell the music? >> it's our shows. ♪ >> there are tensions between the u.s. and russia. any reactions from the american fan based? >> they want to find something good. it's not important american or russia on chinese. everybody wants something, and i do everything for these people for young people. >> thank you very much. we want to go to lawyer stephen jones and he is respecting the fraternity and they have been shut at the university of oklahoma and the resent chants caught on video. let's take a listen. >> i have a prepared statement
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that i will read. i have copies of it for you. there maybe some issues and i will try to take a few questions time permitting. if anyone has to leave, that's certainly fine. i understand that. so thank you for coming and i will address why i am here. first let me tell you that the board of directors of the chapter of oklahoma university retained to me yesterday afternoon to assist them in evaluating certain legal you issues and other matters that may impact the local chapter of sae and it's members as a result of a resent incident and action by the university of oklahoma on that. let me tell you that we're not
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here because we're interested in a legal solution. we hope and i hope that my statement will make it clear that we seek to have some other resolution of this matter. there have been -- i have been retained to respect the chapters and the members that they wish for me to do and any matters that may relate to the due process of the students but our first concern is for the miz physical safety. there have been some incidence involving current members of sae where death threats have been placed. where they have been physical assaults or alterations on the university of oklahoma campus and where some of the students who are members have been afraid to go to class and the parents have expressed their own concern
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about the well being of their children and the corporation shares in that and we take the opportunity to make the concerns known to the university of oklahoma and i am sure that they will respond in an appropriate manner. second, all of us agree that the actions that lead to this matter at the university of oklahoma are inexcusable. let me be clear. there's no justification for what occurred. zero. the incident however, occurred on one of five buses. each bus had 55 seats. there are over 100 local members of the sae chapter and they were going to the founders day banquet at the oklahoma city golf and country club. must of the buses had somewhere between 25 and 27 members and
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their dates. we're talking of one incident with a nine second video on one of five buses. above all else the board of the local chapter that i represent is concerned about the physical safety. that's our first concern and paramount concern. secondly we are interested where needed to act to protect the due process rights the first amendment rights and the 14th amendment rights of the members. these include those rights for due process and disciplinary hearings. due process before the national sae chapter and i might say that i talk today the general counsel of sae today and was assured by reviewing with him the
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provisions of the sae national chapter and by laws that they do afford due process to members of the sae fraternity that are suspend suspended. we hope that the university will do the same thing. we extend to them the initial belief that they will do the right thing. we stand ready to protect the rights of the student members. finally as i said this matter is not one that seeks a legal solution. we seek to invite the university and it's leadership president borin and his representatives and where appropriate we consider it a good idea to invite respectives in oklahoma and the state and oklahoma city chapters of the naacp. we believe that working together
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in a positive manner we can find a solution that is acceptable to everyone to make this a teachable moment and educational moment for what is is seriously a flaud incident and we will seek to accomplish that. it was president borin that said in a resent case that the university of oklahoma believes every student deserves a second chance. we certainly think that's true for the members of the sae house and the members that are involved in this unfortunate continue continue fronation. however, the sae house at the university of oklahoma and in fact the entire greek system that exists at ou has time and
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time again over multiple decades and the end of the first decade at the university of oklahoma been apart of the ou community and contributed to the development of the university and men and woman in the greek system. so with that history and that background we invite the university to work with us and try to find a solution. i will ask my assistant that drove me down here safely in the rain to distribute copies of this statement, and i will now try to answer your questions. >> we respect the two that were expelled and do you know if those two students are appealing the expulsion? >> no i do not respect the two young men. secondly i am not sure that expulsion is quiet the accurate
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word to use. my understanding, and i suspect to revision is that these two young men with you drew from the university and they with drew on monday morning before president borin's press conference on tuesday. >> mr. jones, if you're fearing if for your life or concerned about death threats with all respects to attorneys that's not the first person that you would call when you're worried about the the personal safety. so my question is why are you here? >> i am here because i respect the board of directors of the local corporation that is the sae chapter. >> but you're a lawyer that is saying that you have no interest in suing. >> i did not say that i had no interest but we're not looking for a legal solution. that's not our first choice. we're looking to resolve this matter in the ways in which i have described. >> which mean what? >> it depends on what the
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university and other organizations that i mentioned and what they have in mind. i am sure that sae will contribute in a positive direction if it's presented. >> you mentioned about how president borin painted with a brush and there's a defamation of borin. is there anything that you're presuing as well or an apology? >> i am not seeking an apology. what i am interested in is looking into the future and not the past. >> are you ruling out the lawsuit? >> i am not ruling out a lawsuit. i am saying that the preference is to proceed in a nonlegal solution and a nonsolution and a nonlitigation solution. if that's not possible and we act in good faith and present this then we would have to consider other possibles.
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>> does the local chapter plan plan to reveal the local chapter by the organization? >> i am not authorized to speak to that. we have been in contact or i have been in contact with the national association and i am sure that the members of the board of directors have been. i don't think that any decision is r5e67eached on that. it's under review. just to be clear there are a number of issues that we have to review. i am new to the case. i am not been on it 24 hours, and there's a lot of paper work that i have to review. let me tell you just basically those issues. they range from real-estate to student safety. there's issues about who owns the house and who owns the the property and what will be done with the house and what will be done with the property. that's an issue with the real-estate law and people are looking at that. then there's the status of the suspended members and their rights before the national
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organization and the national organization has a due process system in which it will judge each of these members individually as to determine the status and sae particularly between they graduate. then there's also the issue to be certain that the students who disciplinary actions are sought against are guaranteed and have the due process and other constitutional rights and then i also mentioned the safety of the students and that's the primary concern at this point. yes, ma'am. >> can you talk about you mentioned they're afraid for the safety? can you be more specific? >> new york city i accept and the appropriate authorities have been alerted about that but we view it as a potentially violent situation. that's why i think that we need to avoid a rush to judgment. we need to lower our voices and
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we need to take a breath. >> what does the board of trustees want done to the house? do they want it kept snupup? >> i don't think that they have come to any time decision. they're waiting for the legal advice on the real-estate lawyer. when i practiced law, i am not a real-estate lawyer. >> is it owned by ou or the board? >> it's my understanding that the property and the real property that the house sits on is owned by sae, but the university has some claim to the house, but the exact description of the the claim or right, i am not prepared to speak today because i am still reviewing with others the documents. >> do you think that there's a problem that the university has a right to throw the people out of the house? >> that's also being reviewed. >> the urineniversity said that two
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steents are expelled. does that violate free speech? >> well i try to avoid being more catholic than the pope or more royal than the queen. how the two young men with the parents and their legal counsel decide to proceed is up to them, but i would think an immediate expulsion is running contrary to due process. now, if they with drew it might be consider that had they did that voluntarily. if they with drew under a threat of ex pollution, that raises another issue. expulsion and a hearing after wards is permitted where an emergency exist such as a threat of violence or already increasing violence. we do not have that here but at the present time i am not prepared to to characterize those actions because i think
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that really needs to be determined by the two young men and their parents. >> have you spoken with attorneys at ou since you have been obtained? >> i have spoken with mike the former judge and the federal court of the eastern district that advices me that in the event of litigation he could represent the urineniversity of oklahoma. >> okay. he made a name for himself defending oklahoma city bomber. he has not been on the case for 24 hours but let me just bring the two of you in. what we just heard really seemed to be the headline and we thought that danny we would be hearing some sort of a action against perhaps university and university president based upon the fraternity getting kicked off campus. it gets into real-estate law and
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nick you can help the fill in the blanks but basically what he is saying is that i am not ruling out a legal solution put because of x,yz we want to come to solutions. >> as with the claims the attorneys try to solve them sort of the intervention. i think that's what we meant. the language was a little stilted. he is looking to resolve the issues without going to court if at all possible. that was with the press conference. he is not talk about the ex pollution of the two students. >> he does not represent them. he respects the chapters. >> there are issues there that he did not address. i think that he got that spot on to the extent that he decided to address it. he may have a point in that a student may have a property right not only in his or her education, but also in the residence all or dormitory where
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he live. these students were kinged out of of the fraternity house. if it's part of the campus the question arises were they deprived of the the property and the dorm and education without due process? due process is in context says that many meetings means a hearing or some so forth a process or procedure by which you get the opportunity to be heard. >> point being this happened two quickly and to your point, let me just ask you as far as the fact goes. this fraternity and was this on campus housing and on university hous housing? >> it was just a few blocks a way from the center is and the live shot. it's on the territory of the campus. it's unclear. i am really unclear on that. i should not speak out of turn here. i am not sure to be honest brook. just listening to that press
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conference right now it comes down to geth a second chance, right. this is an attorney that is speaking to the octavia andmedia and saying that they deserve a second chance. a group of members should not speak for everyone and saying that it's one incident and a nine second clip and happened on one bus and five buses there. interestingly enough throughout the press conference i was texting with the cofounder of unheard and they were responsible for the clip going viral and this is the comment that we got from cheel see and she is a founder. we support the president and we look forward to working with the president and faculty and staff to make ou a more diverse university and speaks to what the attorney says and saying that he works to work with the groups and aclu and naacp and local chapter. he is saying to make it a
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teachable moment. >> yeah and not do anything legally. he was clear and saying he is not ruling out a lawsuit down the road. nick thank you. out of the university of oklahoma. coming up next a round table at the va that was really the center of that massive patient care controversy. cnn was all over this and you had veterans dying while waiting and we will talk to drew. ahead of the round table and ahead apple ceo made a huge offer to steve jobs before he died. cook said that he would donate part of his liver. how jobs responded to that offer next.
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the president has returned
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to ground zero and the unit broke wide open last year and president obama is headlining and the president arrived just a short time ago for a meeting with the va secretary as well as the patients and staff there in arizona. the big question is obviously has patient care approved and weight time reduced? are veterans getting the help that they need and deserve? drew broke the story and he is joining me now. drew what do you anticipate -- you report and have the wrongs been righted? >> well they're trying brook. the va has distributed numbers saying that they have improved the wait time and staff. they have veterans going to clinics outside of the va system when there's a need. they show the numbers that seem
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to show that health care is improving. the problem remains can anyone believe those numbers? the president what he is going to announce today in addition to the round table is outside committee that's going to be made up of business people and veterans service and health care professionals and others who will be able to look at this with fresh eyes from the outside and looking the in to what's been a very troubled and quiet frankly untrustworthy organization when it comes to determining if in fact the numbers are correct. >> i understand drew you have something new to report on the scandal that you're reporting on ac 360? can you give me a preview? >> yeah, it spaeblgeaks to what the veterans administration is telling us. deals with the largest veteran health care centers in the country. it's in los angeles and the va
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has you thinking it the four days to see an appointment. we're learning from inside the hospital it's nowhere near that. it's ten times that and 44 days and in some cases up to a year. even mental health patients are being forced to wait. again this speak toss the overall problem in all of this is that you can not trust what has been coming o outs of the av administration. >> keep shining the light on the wrong. thanks to you and the investigations unit. we will see you tonight on cnn. appreciate it. when apple founder steve jobs was in the final years dying of cancer one of the employees made an offer that you could not refuse. he wanted to give part of his liver to his boss, but steve jobs is said no way. that's detailed about the business man and becoming steve jobs and
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first of all, to even offer up your liver to your boss is one thing. why did he say no? >> it's so interesting because so often when people talk about their bosses it's because they have something negative to say and this could not be further from that. we all know that in 2004 jobs announced that he was sick with pancreatic cancer. by 2009 jobs couldn't even leave his office anymore. tim cook was coming to visit him at home and according to excerpts posted he was so distraught leaving the home of steve jobs that he decided to go to a doctor do a blood analysis to see if he had the same type of rare blood that his boss steve jobs had. they did, it matched, he could do it. he went to steve jobs and said i can give you part of my liver and i want to read you what tim cook said that steve jobs said. he said quote, he cut me off at the legs almost before the words were out of my mouth, no he said i will never let you do that. i will never let you do that.
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and tim cook says that steve jobs yelled at him even and there was just a couple times in these 13 years that he yelled at him, and this was one of them. seemed like he wanted to hear nothing of it. he stepped down in 2011 in august. steve jobs in october 2011 died at 59 years old. >> incredible. this new book on top of the walter isaacson book. thank you very much. incredible. coming up next prince charles. prince charles gets personal in an incredibly rare sit-down interview with us at cnn. he is talking about his ten years of marriage to camilla and the challenges she's faced being his wife after diana.
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in a rare sit-down interview with britain's prince charles ahead of his trip to the united states next week here and the person getting the scoop with the future king none other than our colleague at cnn, max foster. this is a big big deal because it comes as charles and his wife camilla are getting ready both to come to washington, d.c. and to kentucky. this is the first u.s. visit together in ten years. here's a clip of the interview. >> reporter: people cannot believe it's been ten years. in that time the duchess of cornwall has defined her own public role hasn't she? has that been a challenge? >> you can imagine it is a real challenge but she i think has been brilliant in the way she's tackled things. >> cnn's royal commentator, victoria arbiter, is with me. we were talking during the break but just to underscore prince charles doesn't do this. >> he really doesn't. royals in general don't do
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interviews unless it's in their interest. of course he will give an interview if he is going to promote the work of the prince's trust or architecture the environment, things he's interested in. an interview like this is a precursor to a tour i can't recall it ever having happened. when you add to the fact that he is really extolling the virtues of camilla, where you see him talking with such a fondness that's what makes it so incredibly rare. >> it has been i have lost track of the years since princess diana passed away with so many americans who still are, to be honest in love with her and her story and so a lot of people look at camilla as this evil wife of prince charles, when that's not the case. >> simply not the case. camilla has been so good for charles in many ways. i think this interview really is an opportunity for him to try and help america just move along a little bit. in the uk she has actually become quite popular. her charity work has been very successful. they see that she's helped charles chill out.
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she's got a great sense of humor. i think really he is keen for america to fall in love with her. as you mentioned, we are coming up on 18 years since diana passed. it's hard to believe but it's time to let that go to rest and let camilla have an opportunity to show what she's all about. >> they are going to washington, d.c. and to kentucky. what's the plan? >> well really they are here to promote the uk partnership with the u.s. it's going to be common interests, whether it be veterans affairs, the environment, animal welfare. really anything that is their interest that's work happening here that the u.s. and uk can work together. they also meet the president and vice president at the white house. >> finally, for all the downton abbey fans out there, and there are many of you, kate she actually took a trip to the set of downton abbey and she was meeting with cast members. >> she met the cast and crew went into the props department went into wardrobe. really i think, this is where two very popular worlds in
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america collided. downton abbey a huge success here. the creator is really largely credited kate with the popularity stateside. there were people saying they were going to melt the internet. that didn't quite happen but it was very popular. >> did the cast and crew have a heads-up that kate was coming their way? can you imagine being on this set and you see -- >> a real duchess. such a shame because maggie smith is so popular on the show. she was ill yesterday so she wasn't there. they did a cast photo with the duchess sitting in between all of them. definitely a keeper. >> so exciting. always a pleasure to have you on. thank you very much. a quick reminder this interview with prince charles, the exclusive interview with him airs saturday 7:30 p.m. eastern right here on cnn. saturday at 7:30 p.m. here on cnn. thank you so much for being with me here. i'm brooke baldwin in new york.
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