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president and the interior minister interior minister saying just a short while ago that the suspect has been identified. he's believed to be in his 30s, from the lyon area, about 20 miles away from where this attack took place. the lyon area has been a hotbed for radicalization. he was under surveillance from 2006 to 2008 for possible radicalization. but in 2008 after no signs of further trouble from this young man, he was dropped from the surveillance rolls. and there was no indication he was with any radical groups until this morning, of course. >> president obama we know has been briefed on this terror attack. so the president has been made aware?
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>> reporter: that's right, michaela. he was briefed by members of his national security team. that's hours before his daily presidential brief chging which takes place late morning. so clearly they believe this information, this news about this attack in france rose to the level to alert him ahead of time especially noteworthy since it was of course an american company. president obama spoke on the phone with president hollande. they were speaking about spying allegations at that time. but during that phone call the two leaders did talk about shared tlaetsshare ed ed threats. >> you know there are a number of serious terrorist incidents dotting the globe this morning. isis is claiming responsibility for a deadly explosion at a shia mosque in kuwait city. there are multiple casualtyiescasualties.
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we are learning much more about an attack in tuneisia on tourists. according to the ministry of interior it is unclear how many guests have been killed or injured, but there are reports of 13 victims. this latest attack comes three months after isis opened fire on a museum in the capital of tunis. >> joining us now is peter ber bergan. obviously you've been watching our situation unfolding in france. there are details emerging by the minute. and i also want to talk things going on around the globe. the factory that was attacked in paris is linked to an american company from allentown,
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pennsylvania. we have a statement from that company. i want to read it to you in part from air products. i think we can pull it up on our screen. they say we can confirm that an incident occurred at our facility in france this morning. our priority is to take care of our employees who have been evacuated from the site and all are accounted for. your thoughts? >> well i was very surprised to hear about the attack on a chemical or gas factory in france because typically terrorists that we've seen with these sort of jihadist views are not attacking these kind of facilities. but the fact that it's american suddenly the mystery clears up. that may very well have been the motivation here. typically when we've seen terrorist attacks in europe they're usually against more symbolic targets whether it was the charlie hebdo magazine back
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in january or the london transportation system as we saw on july 7th 2005. one can only hope that it doesn't become a trend. >> certainly. now, our jim bitterman reporting moments ago that this area near lyon is known as a bit of a hotbed for radicalization. what more can you tell us? >> i think france clearly has a problem with a group of people. we've seen something like 1500 french citizens travel to syria to join groups like isis. it's the largest group of europeans. there's no indication as yet that the suspect in this case actually traveled to syria. but i think it's indicative of a larger problem in france of the radicalization that exists in the paris attacks where 17
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individuals were killed in the course of 36 hours of attacks. and a very significant statistic that is useful when we think about this is about 10% of the french population is muslim. about 70% of their prison population is muslim. you've got a disadvantaged group of people who are marginalized in society. that's not all french muslims. >> the suspect is 30 years old from the lyon area. he was under surveillance from 2006 peter, until 2008 but was dropped from the program because he was not after that time showing signs of radicalization. he is in custody. they've also linked him to the
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solophist movement tell us about that. >> there are tens of,000s s of thousands of people who would describe themselves as that. it isn't necessarily violent. what we have concerned about are jihadists which are a much more small group. here's the way to think about it michaela anybody who's a jihadist is always a solaphist. in the same way that you think about christian fundamentalists in this country, very you fundamental lists attack abortion clinics. >> it's important to point out here though, that this man had been tracked. it's an ity to the
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kouachi brothers. what's the disconnect in france? why are they struggling to keep track of these people? >> i can't think of a major terrorism case that somebody hasn't been on the radar green. think about garland, texas, where one of the two had been the subject of considerable fbi interest and in fact had been charged with lying to the fbi about his plans to go to somalia. so almost invariably a suspect in one of these crimes has come to the attention of law enforcement. tamerlan tsarnaev was the subject of an fbi investigation and the list goes on and on. the point is you can't run investigations on people for years and years without a real predicate. and clearly they didn't have it. this guy sort of went silent for
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a while and went underground and suddenly he pops up again. >> we know there are seven dead in that tunisia attack at the beach resort. there's also multiple casualties at a shiite mosque in kuwait. is there some sort of a coordinated effort to this attack the today? >> i don't know. but the attack in kuwait is unusual. it's similar to the attack on the shia mosques in saudi arabia this week that were isis inspire inspired. unfortunately this is a pattern that we keep seeing again and again. at least three serious terror attacks we're tracking right now. let's discuss the world implications. the domestic implications as well with the newest presidential candidate, republican governor of louisiana
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bobby jindal. thanks for being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> we are getting news this morning of a terror attack in france near lyon. there was someone beheaded outside the factory. the head posted on the fence outdoors. a gruesome attack. sir, you want to be president of the united states. i wonder if i can get your reaction this morning? >> sure. a couple things. one, obviously a horrific attack. our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim's family. obviously a horrific act. one, our next commander in chief needs to be committed to truly hunting down and killing these terrorists. president obama for whatever reason does not like to name the enemy we're facing does not like to talk about radical islamic terrorism. >> sir, he has ordered the killing with drones of a lot of
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terrorists. a lot of people on the left saying he's going too far on that front. >> i don't think he's gone far enough in terms of hunting down and killing not only isis but islamic terrorists. we could be arming the kurds. many of them worry they hope this to be isis. they fare theyear they're going to prop up assad. he wants a three year deadline a ban on ground troops. maybe the only commander in chief who always tells our enemy what we're not going to do instead of saying what we are going to do. i know he loves oh wage a war on trans fat. i'd love him to say we've got a problem. that problem is radical islam. clerics and leaders have to condemn the individual acts of
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terror. make it clear these terrorists are not martyrs. rather they're going straight to held. secondly i think there's an issue about assimilation. i was listening to your previous conversation with peter and others about the fact that second and third generation grants in european countries, they don't consider themselves part of those societies, those cultures. we cannot allow that to happen in america. i think it is common sense to say if you're going to come to our country, you cannot use those freedoms -- >> the good news is i think you have the best campaign sign i've ever seen. i love the go bobby sign. congratulations for that. the bad news is you're losing to donald trump in new hampshire by a lot. you're 15th in the polls there.
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how do you explain right now sort of how far back you are? >> look a couple of things. thank you for the compliments on the sign. polls don't frighten me. if polls scare me, i never could have run for governor. we won two landslide elections statewide in l.a. set records. if i were scared about polls i never would have privatized or hospital charity system in louisiana. never would have gotten rid of over 30,000 state government bureaucrats bureaucrats, grown our economy. never would have done statewide school choice. i think voters in new hampshire and iowa across the country are looking for dramatic change in d.c. >> let's talk about voters in louisiana and perhaps one poll that should be a cause of concern. president obama is more popular in louisiana right now than you
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are. his job approval rating higher than yours. and this is a guy who lost by 17 points in your state. have your own voters turned against you? >> no. we call them pairrishes not counties. it's easy to be popular. we've got politicians in d.c. including the president who follow polls. that's not leadership. our country is in deep trouble. this president is turning the american dream into the european nightmare. we're on a path towards socialism. we've got jeb bush saying you've got to lose the primary to win the general. what that really means is you've got republicans saying we've got to reject our principles. we need a doer not a talker. we've got a lot of talker in
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this race. we've got a talker in the white house right now. he needed on the job training. we need proven results. i would put my record in louisiana, eight credit upgrades more people working in louisiana than ever before record per capita income ranking. that's the kind of dramatic change we need in d.c. i'm asking people to join a cause, not just a campaign. this is about rescuing and preserving the american dream for our children. >> i want to talk about one of the conservative principles you take very seriouslily. in in less than two hours the supreme court could declare gay marriage a constitutional right. if they do so rule will you try to stop it somehow or get in the way in louisiana? >> well john let's look at what the ruleing is. in our state the definition
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between a man and a woman is in our state constitution. you're exactly right. my christian faith teaches me marriage is between a man and a woman. i am far keeping the traditional definition of marriage. i think one of the bigger issues is the potential impact on religious liberty. right now you've got christian business owners that don't want to violate their religious believes.f beliefs. >> you have signed an executive order to protect that right. ibm is a public company and they've got out against your executive order. they say it's a bill that legally protects discrimination based on same sex status and will create a hostile
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environment for employees. i know you're a pro-business governor. and what you're doing down there is hurting business. >> one, we already have a law that's a bipartisan piece of legislation. the state cannot discriminate against businesses for having a traditional view of marriage between a man and a woman. america didn't create relij -- religious liberty. i've said that any company, they're not going to be able to bully me the way they bully the folks in indiana and arkansas to back off religious liberty. corporate america needs to be careful about getting into bed with the radical left who wants to tax them out of business.
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the republican party does not need to be the party of big business. i don't think we have to choose between our first amendment rights and economic growth. we can have both in louisiana. >> thanks so much for being with us. we're about to lose our satellite feed. let's get straight to alisyn cam rat -- >> reporter: reverend nooing waspinckney was killed here last week. also we're learning new details about the confessed gunman. according to police they had questioned him three months before this attack. and at that time parts of an ar-15 assault rifle were found in his car and six 40-bullet clips of ammunition.
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today, the focus here is on the victims especially pastor pinckney. hundreds of people are already in line. they're gathering here as they did last night for pastor pinckney's viewing. hundreds of people stood in this long line that wrapped all the way around the block. we met one family who had driven 12 hours from mississippi to be here. they did not know pastor pinckney or anyone at this church but they felt called to be here. the mom telling us she wanted her teenage son to experience this moment in their black history. when our coverage continues, we'll have much more. and we'll ask the question of what's next? how will charleston move forward. one man has been in charge of this city for 40 years and he's live on "new day" next.
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. >> reporter: what happens after this funeral? i don't want to bring in charleston mayor joseph riley. you have been mayor here for 40 years. just incredible. >> 39 and a half. >> reporter: who's counting? how do you explain the mood you're seeing behind you? >> this is a city of wonderful citizens and one where we've spent years building avenues of affection and respect with each other in neighborhoods to engage the community together. what you're seeing over the last few days is a human infra
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infrastructure of a community. and the out pouring of love and the way it has manifested has been one of the most amazing and heartwarming sights of my life from 15,000 people holding hands across a bridge to unaccountable over evidence of people together and love and unity, the opposite of that hateful man who came from 110 miles away with hate. what this community has responded to is with love. it's amazing. >> reporter: we've seen it as well. it is absolutely remarkable. let's bring in congress clayburn right now. great to see you. i know you spoke to president obama after the massacre here. did he tell you why it was so important for him to come here today? >> these are my people.
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that's what he said to me. he remembered them when i started calling off the names and his voice cracked and he said these are my people. and so i was not surprised when i heard that he was coming down to do the eulogy. >> yes know that vice president joe biden feels and says the same thing here. >> in fact the last time -- time before last i was with clementa he was with vice president biden at a prayer breakfast. >> i was in a study a few days ago and had to go down to answer my stone and there was a picture in reverend pinckney's president of the vice president and reverend pinckney together. he was close with the president and the vice president. >> reporter: you said 40 years ago that you sought this job to help build a bridge between black and white people. do you feel that you're
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accomplishing that? >> yes, i'm so proud. and the bridge is lots of bridges and lots of strand of affection and respect and edge engaging the community and bringing in people of every facet and building an african american museum. i wanted this to be a great city but it had to be a just city first. >> reporter: and you have accomplished that. we have some statistics about what south carolina looks like. south carolina poverty rate for whites 13%. for blacks, 30%. south carolina per capita income 38 28,000 for whites. 15,000 for blacks. congressman, after this funeral what will you go back to congress and do? >> i have been working for the last four or five years trying to get some targeted formula funding into communities like
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the communities surrounding charleston. >> reporter: what would they do? >> well to look at the poverty rate in these communities and fund them according to the poverty rate. 10% of all the money in this account must go to those communities where 20% or more of the population are stuck beneath the poverty level for the last 30 years. i've written an essay on it. harvard law school published it. i've had a hearing before the republicans. >> reporter: infusing money into the community, what would that do. >> not just money. we're talking about creating jobs. we're talking about health care. you start getting broad band connecting people to the world. the school district not far from here started brown v board of education. the broadband there was only 32%. that says to me too many
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children in that school district are still locked off from the rest of the world. so you target the resources. you don't add one dime to the deficit. all we're saying is if you appropriate a hundred million dollars, 10% of it should go into these communities. we're talking about communities in west virginia in kentucky where people are not black, but they are poor. >> reporter: yes. poverty is everywhere. it's not a black issue. >> and this tragedy enhance this is discussion which is needed. there's been a relatively national pause on many of these issues. congressman has been up there and fighting brilliantly and articulately. i think the president is here because he is heart broken at the loss of a special friend but he's here to speak to the american people about our
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country and what next and what more we need to do. >> reporter: it's been 40 years for you at the helm. are you sure you're ready to go? >> i love my work. i don't want to over stay my welcome. >> he knows it's time to pass the baton. this guy has been a great mayor. i've enjoyed serving with him. we got to know each other back in 1970 a long time before he became mayor. and we've been good friends ever since. >> congressman, thank you so much. mr. mayor, best of luck to you. we'll bring you more from charleston if we have it. >> difficult to have to end his term in this fashion, but i'm glad he's there to be part of the unity we're seeing form in south carolina. we're also following breaking news two terror attacks this morning. tourists murdered at a hotel attack in tunisia. and a horrifying situation in an american owned factory in
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. we are following several terrorist attack this is morning. reuters reports 27 people have been killed in tunisia. security forces exchanging fire with the attacker. cnn following the developments for us from kenya this morning. what do we know robin? >> reporter: yes, the number keeps rising. first it was seven, then 19. now reuters news agency reporting that 27 what would indeed seem like holiday makers murdered on a beach in a resort beach town in tunisia. tunisia is very close to europe. it's a very popular place to travel very cheap for europeans toe visual to visit, beautiful beaches, white sands. we're seeing a lot of videos on
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social media of people lying in pools of blood on the sand in their swim suits. news agencies saying people were barricading themselves inside their bathrooms inside their hotel rooms. rapid exchange of gunfire. it is still a fluid evolving situation. it would be difficult for the police to contain because there are so many civilians running around in absolute terror. one gunman was killed in this fire fight since the fire fight ensued with police and also that a number of civilians, 27 at the moment but of course that could rise much higher given that it was the middle of the day here on the african continent. so there would have been a number of people out on the beach at that time. >> 27 dead. we know foreigners are among
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them but we do not know the nationalityies of those among the victim tyties tys victims. a factory hit in france a decapitated head with arabic writing pinned to the gate. a suspect is in custody. french officials say he has been under surveillance before and had been in touch with a muslim fundamentalist group. cnn's jim bitterman is tracking all the latest developments for us. >> reporter: the president has just arrived back here in paris just a couple of minutes ago to sit down for a defense counsel meeting to bring together him and the interior minister justice minister foreign minister to talk about what needs to be done right now. the interesting thing about this attack in france is -- and you have the gruesome detail about
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the severed head. but the interesting thing for the intelligence people here is this young man who has been picked up -- they say he's in his 30s -- was known to police in the sense he was under surveillance from 2006 to 2008 according to the interior minister and he was dropped from the surveillance rolls after there was no more sign of radicalization. they did that because they thought he was no longer a threat. seven years he waited and this morning he went into action. at least waited as far as the authorities were concerned. they were perhaps taking steps -- they're investigating his background. they've got two accomplices. they think they might be accomplices. they are friends of his. they'll want to know exactly which group this guy was affiliated with and whether there was any connection with what's going on in tunisia.
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>> we have the attack in france. we have tunisia. we also have something going on in kuwait. isis claiming responsibility this morning for a deadly explosion at a shia mosque in kuwait city. there are multiple casualties there. a terrorist detonated a suicide belt inside the mosque, killing dozens. we're also looking at president obama. two victories done. another could be on the horizon. the supreme court upholding his health care. we all enter this world with a shout and we see no reason to stop. so cvs health is creating industry-leading programs and tools that help people stay on medicines as their doctors prescribed. it could help save tens of thousands of lives every year.
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. welcome back to "new day." smiles at the white house know doubt this morning after the white house scored sort of two key victories. number one the sprout upheld obamacare. and congress gave the president fast track powers that he will use to negotiate a pacific trade deal. that all happened this week. so the question is was this week one of the best for the presidency? let's turn to ana navarro, a
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republican strategist. she is a good friend of marco rubio and jeb bush and countless others. >> which means i'm schizophrenic. >> exactly. donna brazil is here as well a democratic strategist. ana, you are a republican but you are a keen observer of politics in addition to all of those things. this week the president scored a couple of victories here fast track and obamacare. and he also has an attitude which is a little different which he explained in a radio interview. >> i know what i'm doing and i'm fearless. >> for real. you're not pretending to be fearless. >> and when you get to that point -- >> freedom. >> and also that fearlessness is because you've screwed up enough times that -- >> it's all happened. >> it's all happened. >> new attitude new smiles at the white house. do you think this was the
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defining week for the presidency? >> i think it was a very good week for president obama. there's no doubt about that. i think in the presidency you have highs and lows. and this is a high for him. i think he is sprinting to the finish line. i've noticed with president obama that sometimes he is kind of like in a function and sometimes he's just liberated and unplugged and feeling happy. i think this is week is the latter. this week one of the big victories was handed to him, the trade authority vote was handed to him really by republicans and by republican leadership that despite the big blow ten days ago when they lost the vote by a huge margin got the votes and put it back on the agenda and got it passed. i think both the white house and republican leadership should be commended for getting something done and looking past the
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partisanship partisanship. who president obama voted against, but you know that was then this is now. >> and the fact is this week that he's had will culminate in south carolina where something very important and somber is happening today. he's going to give donna, the eulogy for reverend clementa pinckney. we know this is something that's going to obviously leave the president with a very heavy heart. but obviously you're going to be watching this closely as well. what are you hoping to hear from him today on such a somber occasion? >> i've heard the president deliver eulogies before. we've all heard him deliver eulogies for not just beau biden, got bless his soul. but also after newtown. this is a personal eulogy in many ways. to talk about not just a man
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that he knew but also the congregation the church and its place in history. this is a day where the president, i think, is going to lift us up and remind us of that old the scripture that we've endured the night but redemption comes in the morning. the president is tasked with something very very important for all of us and that is he is going to help us find ways to heal for reconciliation and peace and forgiveness. and race is a difficult subject. the president called it a fault line. today he's going to have to cross over that line and help bring us all together so we can start healing. >> it's an important day for america, donna. there's no other way to put that. the republican leadership will be there as well. i think everyone wants to be there together to move on together. tough transition back to electoral politics. let me ask you, donna, about
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what's going on in new hampshire now with the democratic front runner or not so much of a front runner now, hillary clinton. look at that bernie is eight points back. in may he was 38 points back. that's kind of bernie-mentum if that's a word. >> bill bradley challenged my boss al gore. let me tell you there were days when bill bradley would lead in some of the polls. this election is not over. we're 500 days from the general election. but in the primary campaign it's about touching people it's about reaching out to them. it's going to be a race on the democratic side a race to the finish line. uniform will be a different day. aretha franklin came to mind
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your love is like a seesaw baby. the polls are like a seesaw. >> final word ana, because we love the fact that she's got -- >> donna is quoting scripte inging scripture and songs. i'm a loss here. >> let's leave the recipes behind today. i know you've got a long road ahead of your ladies. 500 days. >> donna brazil and ana navarro, always a pleasure. on the subject of donald trump, tough watch this saturday. jake tapper interviewed the number two republican candidate right now on "state of the union." >> did you call him jakey? >> mr. jake tapper.
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glenn, last night you sometimes forgot what key it was in but you could always remember the melody. how is that? >> i can't answer. i can do it. it's amazing. it's something that's in your system that i really don't know what it is. i wish i knew. >> such a lovable, likable and charming man. that's a clip from the new cnn film "glen campbell i'll be me." the film is funny, it's poignant and it's heartbreaking. and of course it is filled with glen campbell's amazing music.
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joining me now is his wife and his daughter. two beautiful brave ladies who are living out out. i command you both for being here to talk about this. i commend you for the battle you are fighting. how is he doing? >> physically he's always healthy and strong. he's always been a great athlete and he's cheer full and content. he's got such a good positive attitude. he has aphasia so he has difficulty communicating with language and he can't really understand anything people say to him. but he can still say short phrases like i love you. and he will say we are so blessed. and he still sings. when he sings it's kind of a word soup. and it's not melodys that we recognize but they're beautiful and definitely in tune. >> what's amazing when you watch the film is that during the course of this it's progressed.
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i lost my grandmother to alzheimer's and it's awful. this brought it all back to us to any of us who have touched it. certain things remained intact. his musical capability remained intact. did that surprise you when you saw that is what stayed with him for a lot longer? >> it didn't surprise me because that was just the most deepest part of him was his music. >> it made sense? >> yeah. it comes from his soul. so that's not the brain. i mean technically it is. yeah it was really beautiful to see that part of him just kept shining through even though this disease is constantly attacking his brain. and how long it lasted it was really amazing. >> but that make this is stage even harder doesn't it kim? >> yeah. it's heartbreaking. we try to find joy in every day. he's so cheerful. he's still got his same
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personality, the same twinkle in his eye. and he's still an entertainer. she's trying to tell jokes. verbally it doesn't make any sense but it cracks him up and he just laughs and laughs. >> the conversation that you had early onto even want to document this was that a struggle for you? or were you eager to share this battle that you all are living? >> it was really glen's passion to do the film. it just made sense. he's always been really honest about the struggles he's had in his life. he battled alcoholism at one time. >> he's had a life. >> yeah yeah. he just wanted to let people know keep living your life and surround yourself with people you love and keep a cheerful heart. >> can i show you a clip from the film? we want you to watch it.
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i want to show you this clip because glen and you sat down with the doctors and had the doctor explain what exactly was going on. i think this is an important and pivotal point in the film. >> right in here is a structure called the hippo campus and that's vital for memory. and unfortunately in alzheimer's disease it starts to shrink. and so we can see here on this mr scan that yours is smaller than it used to be. it used to occupy this whole space, but now it's considerably smaller. this indicates atrophy and indicates in all likelihood your difficulty is alzheimer's disease. this is a fairly sophisticated new test now that tells us that's the likely underlying cause. >> that's a pivotal moment for a patient hearing a diagnosis. >> we had already gotten a diagnosis, but the diagnosiselimination. but this is the new scan
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developed by lily. and it actually shows the tangles and plaque. before then you had to have an autopsy to get a diagnosis. now we have this scan. that was the latest. i really held out hope that maybe it really wasn't alzheimer's. but when we got that scan we knew for sure it was alzheimer's. >> there's countless families that are going through exactly what your family is going through, younger people even. your dad is what 79 now? >> yes, he is. >> what's the message you want for them? why make this film? i know you did this with purpose. >> yes. my goal with all this and everywhere we're tral eer're traveling and promoting the documentary is to end alzheimer's, because it's never gotten this much publicity and people are hearing about it in more ways than they ever would have. so people are going to start
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raising awareness and we're going to find a cure by funneling funds into research. they're really making some head way these days. >> kim, ashley we love you. give him our love and a pinch on the cheek and tell him thank you for all the music he shared with us. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> the glen campbell film "i'll be me." do you know in at sunday 9:00 eastern. several terror attacks around the globe, tunisia, france and kuwait as well.
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. and good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. we do begin this morning with breaking news with a string of terror attacks across the world. europe the middle east and northern africa. in tunisia gunmen storm a beach front hotel and kill at least 27 people. in kuwait isis claims responsibility for the suicide bombing of a mosque. dozens are believed dead and wounded. and another terrorist attack unfolded in

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