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top of the hour, 7:00 eastern, 4:00 p.m. eastern. we begin this hour with breaking news. one of the world's most dangerous and notorious drug lords likely heading back to the united states to face justice here in america. just yesterday the most feared man in mexico, joaquin "el chapo" guzman tracked down and grabbed by marines in mexico. official word from south of the border that mexico plans to honor the american extradition request and send el chapo here to the united states.
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senior latin affairs editor joins me with more. and cnn martin savage is in western mexico where the special operations troops found and captured el chapo. i want to begin with you, raphael. not just possible, tell us about the impending extradition to the united states. why did mexico make this call? >> back in june of last year, the united states issued or requested a formal extradition of joaquin "el chapo" guzman. this is way before anybody knew he was going to escape. the united states sent mexico the formal request and specified the charges on there, which he is going to be tried here in the united states. listen to this, poppy, we're talking about charges like criminal association, drug trafficking, money laundering, homicide, illegal possession of firearms. that was two hours ago when the
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mexican government announced he will proceed with the extradition. just a few moments ago we heard for the first time from the attorney representing el chapo guzman. he makes it abundantly clear they will fight this extradition. let's take a listen. >> translator: mr. guzman should not have been extradited to the united states or any other country. what's the reason? because mexico has just laws that are detailed in the general constitution of the republic. >> poppy, guzman's attorney has introduced a total of six injunctions in order to prevent the extradition of the drug lord from mexico to the united states. and, again, the process began well before his escape in july. so the legal process is going to take its course now. but it is very, very clear at this time that mexico intends to send el chapo to the united
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states. >> raphael, stay with me. martin savage to you on the phone. you are in the town where he was recaptured in a gun battle, killing five of the people he was with. where was he living and hiding for six months? >> well, that is all still being worked out. we are standing outside of a hotel in los mochis here. this is in sinaloa state. this is the state that joaquin "el chapo" guzman knew very well. this is where he has been the entire time he has been on the run. special forces went in. they had been observing for a month.
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after the gun battle, guzman managed to escape down through the sewers. he then comes back up on the surface, gets in the car. he is pursued the entire time by mexican marines. he goes to the motel. you pay by the hour. they were here an hour and a half as they tried to figure out what do we to next? they are in the middle of el chapo land. they knew they had to get him out of here. this is where they hid while they organized this escape >> martin, stay with me. raphael, to you. part of what it appears led authorities to el chapo after six months is his ego. tell me about it. >> yeah. that's absolutely right. the mexican attorney general said last night he was first located in the month of october.
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why? because el chapo apparently wanted a movie made about himself. so through his associates and attorneys, he started contacting film directors, producers, actresses that would work in this movie. through those phone calls, the mexican intelligence forces were able to track him down. for the first time, there's a chase in the mountains of northern mexico not far from where martin is. and he was able to escape. although he was injured. the attorney general says that a couple of days ago, on thursday, for the first time, el chapo goes to this house they had under surveillance for a month. that's when they decided to conduct the operation, the raid, the pre-dawn raid in which he was trapped after a shootout in a chase after he stole a vehicle and drove outside the cityi ending up in that moment martin
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was describing. >> when you think about who may have tipped off the authorities, there was a $5 million reward on his head. but at the same time, anyone who would go to the authorities, risks their life, the lives of their family because of this interconnected sort of drug kingpin web. do you think we will ever find out who finally gave that key tip to the authorities? >> you know, that's a great question. it's one that we pondered as we made our way up here. because $5 million, yes, a lot of money. but considering that you are probably going to be in this area at least branded as not only a traitor but as someone who could become an enemy of the sinaloa drug cartel, which by the way, is one of the most powerful in the world today. would someone here really turn him in? a lot of folks say it doesn't seem likely. it may have been elsewhere.
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we'll have to wait and see, poppy. >> we certainly will. final thought? >> just to add to what martin is saying. there are 34 people who have been arrested in the last few months tied to el chapo. one is the man in charge of building the tunnel he used to escape. brother-in-law. a guy who financed the whole project. two pilots. it could have been a number of people who ended up providing those details to the mexican police that eventually led to el chapo. who is it? we don't know at this point. again, it's 34 people in total, according to the mexican attorney general's office. people who are now in jail, all closely tied to el chapo who will spend a long time behind bars, poppy. >> as will he. and he will be extradited here to face justice and trial in the united states. thank you very much, rafael romo
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reporting for us and martin savage in mexico. today in philadelphia, a formal arraignment for the man who unloaded his handgun into is a police patrol car this week. he seriously wounded a police officer who did, though, survive. the suspect's name is edward archer. police say he confessed the gun he used was stolen from another police officer and that he shot the policeman in the name of isis. the officer he attacked is alive, badly wounded, being treated in the hospital this evening. our miguel marquez is live in philadelphia today. miguel? >> reporter: poppy, now, some of the charges mr. archer faces are extra. he was previously convicted of a handgun violation. he is being held without bail. he doesn't yet have a lawyer. all this as the officer he ambushed is recovering. >> this surveillance video shows a man firing his gun directly into a philadelphia police officer's car. police say he claims to have done it in the name of isis.
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the suspect, 30-year-old philadelphia resident edward archer, allegedly ambushed jesse hartnett at close range, striking the officer three times in the arm. >> he pledges his allegiance to the islamic state. he follows allah. that is the reason he was called upon to do this. >> he managed to get out of the car and return fire, hitting the gunman in the buttocks. police arrested him and recovered the gun. >> the bravery he demonstrated was absolute live remarkable. his will to live undoubtedly saved his life. >> but it was revealed that the weapon used was a stolen police gun. >> it was stolen back in october 2013. incident was reported. that is one of the things that you absolutely regret the most, when an officer's gun is stolen,
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that it is used against one of your own. >> the fbi confirms its involvement, saying we are working side by side with the philadelphia police department but made it clear that philadelphia police are the lead agency in the case. in response of this shooting, in another attack on police in paris, they issued an internal memo ordering them to implement proactive measures at all times, reminding them isis has called for support stories carry out attacks on law enforcement. >> our main concern at the moment today is the well-being and health and recovery and the rehabilitation of officer hartnett. >> this graphic photo of hartnett's police cruiser, a lengthy and emotional play-by-play. three bullets tore into your arm
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serving an artery. without hesitation you fought your attacker almost instantly. you drew your weapon and viciously returned fire. it was literally a fight for life and death. >> it is confounding and astonishing that he was able to escape it like this. and i can't say it enough for his bravery and how he conducted himself. >> and this is exactly what officials are trying to get to now, whether or not there is any link to terrorist groups or individuals in the u.s. or overseas with mr. archer. he was not on the fbi's watch list or radar before any of this. he certainly is now. poppy? >> miguel marquez in philadelphia this evening, thank you. coming up this hour, a lot of news to get to. donald trump not backing down from questioning whether or not it is constitutional for ted cruz to become the next president. and the conversation about guns in america. andy and barbara pasher lost
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now politics. the first contest, iowa caucuses, three weeks away, february 1st. cnn politics reporter m.j. lee is there. m.j., when you look at the latest polling, including the latest poll last night from fox news, it shows iowa is not in the bag for donald trump. you have him trailing ted cruz by four points. we know ted cruz is soaring with the evangelical vote in iowa. in typical trump style, he goes
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hard after cruz, talking about his constitutional eligibility for the presidency. what did he say to elaborate on that today? >> hey, poppy, that's right. donald trump was in full birther mode. he just wrapped up his speech in clear lake, iowa, where he basically told the crowd because cruz was born in canada, he may not be el able to run for president. here's what he said. >> he was born in canada. now, john mccain had the same problem. the difference is his two parents were both in the military. and he was born on a military base. okay. i understand that. it's a military base. what are you going to do, say, mom, and dad, you should have taken me back home to be born? i can't run for president. he was born on a military base. lawrence tri be represented john mccain. he was always troubled by it.
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about cruz he said it's a problem. now, if it's a problem, they have to work it out. you can't give somebody -- i think we're going to win. just so you understand, i don't want to be a negative person. and i don't want to win this way. i don't want to win this way. i want to win fair and square. >> clearly this is a candidate, poppy, who is very much aware that in the state of iowa ted cruz is his biggest rival. i want to point out the people in this ballroom tonight, not all of them were even aware of this controversy, the birther controversy. one person i spoke to who is a trump supporter but also likes cruz said he didn't even know cruz was born in canada. now he feels like this could raise questions about cruz's eligibility to be president. for a lot of reasons cruz is probably dying for this issue to go away. >> yeah. it's not going to go away because donald trump wants to keep it front and center. do you think this will actually
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sway votes away from crowds in iowa, m.j.? >> well, it is really interesting. clearly in iowa this is a two-man race between trump and cruz. i was stopped talking to people at this ballroom asking who are you supporting right now. a lot of people say they support trump but their second choice is cruz. for these people who might be on the fence or might consider voting for cruz if the birther question raises questions, maybe that is one of the reasons they decide in the end i'm not going to support cruz after all. >> that's an interesting point. live for us in iowa tonight. thank you, m.j. jake tapper with ted cruz in iowa. their interview only on cnn state of the union tomorrow morning, 9:00 a.m. eastern time. still to come, a new york city police unit has a singular focus. >> the main goal every single day is to make a gun arrest. >> absolutely. that's our number one priority every day. >> jason carroll is the first to
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tall order, getting illegal guns off the streets and keeping all of us safe. our jason carroll got the unprecedented opportunity to ride along with them as they went on this dangerous mission. jason? >> well, poppy, we were really given unprecedented access to the anti-crime unit. their job is a tall one. try and get illegal guns off the streets of new york city. >> shots fired near a supermarket in brooklyn. more sounds of gunfire captured by another security camera on another new york city street. this sergeant and this officer are here too often. >> our goal every day is to make a gun arrest. that's hour priority every day. ? they are part of an elite group of officers assigned to the new york city anti-crime team. there are about 50 of them who work throughout the city in plainclothes and patrol in
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unmarked cars. their main task, get illegal guns off the streets. >> tall order, though, right? >> it's not easy. but you have to be percent epbt and you have to be willing to work hard. >> this is the first time they allowed news cameras. we're in the south bronx an area police characterize as high crime and economically depressed. >> economic depression brings crime. it brings drugs. drugs bring guns. guns bring violence. >> how does that make your job more difficult? >> every night looking for someone carrying a gun. they will do whatever is in their power to get arnold. to flee on foot, flee in a car, shoot out with the police. >> we deal with a lot of dangerous situations. at the start of your day, you don't know what you are going to encounter that night. >> what are you seeing when you recover these illegal guns on
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the street? >> whatever they can get their hands on. we have recovered two shot derringers, revolvers, sepl am o semiautomatic shotguns held by duct tape. the first one looked like it was pulled off the "titanic" it was so old and rusted. >> it ends up here in the lab in queens. >> any idea how many guns come through this? >> on a daily, weekly basis? >> thousands come in each year for examination. >> according to the nypd, last year some 9,000 guns ended up in the lab. a little more than 3,200 of those on gun arrest. hundreds stored in a room aptly called the library. racks of weapons, all makes and models kept for reference such as a world war ii japanese
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pistol. >> you can see it has the antique look to it. >> or the most current popular model on the streets. >> it is a high point .9 millimeter that is commonly seen. >> this one. >> i couldn't say. >> each goes through a multistep process. they walked us through from the basic examination to the tank room. >> a large tank is filled with water. that is so we can discharge a weapon and acquire the bullet. >> where does the bullet end up. >> it will travel a certain distance and then drop in the tank. >> they are firing into the bullet recovery. it is tested for fingerprints.
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>> if there were any fingerprints that were found, they would flores under this uv light. >> in all, a lengthy process but one that starts here on the streets every night. with a special team tasked with getting guns off the streets. >> we want to go out there and do a good job and make gun arrests. we want to go home safe and in one piece. >> the question becomes how effective is the anti-crime team. i can tell you overall the nypd says crime is down 5.8% since 2014. down by 1.7% since last year. but wanting to keep something in perspective when i spoke to one of the officers about the number of illegal guns he thought were out there on the streets of new york city, he said that would be like counting the grains of sand on a beach. poppy. >> wow, what a job. all right. fascinating report. thank you so much. up next, more on breaking news out of mexico tonight.
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the world's most wanted drug lord no longer on the run and back behind bars. now he will be sent north of the border to face justice in america. why mexico is willing to give up el chapo. at ally bank no branches equals great rates. it's a fact. kind of like ordering wine equals pretending to know wine. pinot noir, which means peanut of the night. rootmetrics, in the nation's largest independent study, tested wireless performance across the country.
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breaking news this hour. the extradition to the united states of the notorious mexican drug lord, joaquin "el chapo" guzman. he was captured in a small town in western mexico. five associates were killed in a shootout with police. he was the most wanted man in the country. no question one of the most wanted around the world and the united states. mexico does plan to extradite him to the american justice system. his attorney is fighting the
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extradition. danny, when you look at it, the u.s. was mad the last time he escaped because it was the fbi and all of these special forces that tracked him down the first time. then he escaped again. do you think mexico is so willing to extradite him this time around because they couldn't keep him locked up. >> it is a legal issue and a political issue too. the extradition treaty allows for mexico to really do beth things. when it comes to the extradition of mexican nationals, they have the discretion to extradite them or not extradite them. they can defer it back to the u.s. while they prosecute him in mexico and punish him, have him serve his term in mexico. those are the options mexico. >>. it is more common a political issue. it is a statement mexico is making. they could choose to keep him.
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they could send him to the united states. maybe this is a statement about their ability to not only arrest him but hold him even in their most arguably secure prisons. >> interestingly, he's back in the same prison where he escaped from i would say with maybe a few more guards around his cells eight states, texas among others, with pending drug trafficking charges against el chapo. so the u.s. has good legal grounds to stand on to bring him back. >> there are many indictments here on u.s. soil against el chapo, who is a foreign national. >> right. >> one of them that you found is section 959. it is a federal law that allows the u.s. government to prosecute foreign nationals or people who are committing their acts outside of the united states. as long as those acts cause illegal drugs to find their way into u.s. territory or within
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our borders. so that law gives them the nexus to go after people for things they do even outside the country. >> likely this will be a federal case. >> oh, yes. >> death penalty? will he ever face -- what will he be facing? >> when it comes to federal sentencing guidelines, almost certainly when you take a look at the laundry list of federal crimes he's charged with, his sentencing guidelines will be through the roof. federal court is not a place you want to be when it comes to sentencing. the sentencing guidelines can be very harsh. especially if you have a prior record that is any significance. so it is highly likely with all the mandatory minimums under the statute with which he is charged and all the sentencing guidelines that he is looking at a potential life sentence and in one of our super maxes, florence
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months have been absolute agony. losing their daughter. and they have started a fight to take on the powerful gun lobby. andy and barbara parker join me in virginia. thank you both for being here >> it's a pleasure, bobby. we're glad to be here under some better circumstances tonight. >> well, tell me why you feel that way. you went to the white house. then you went, both of you, to the town hall. i know you shook the president's hand. andy, what struck you most that night? >> yeah. it was the way that the president fielded every question and his compelling reasoning. every question from the opposition he carried well. he was reasonable. and it was common sense. and we were just so proud to be there and so proud to see him. >> you know, barbara, i think it
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struck a lot of people. there were so many opinions there. you had members of the nra who were there. people with different views. all respectful. all posing these questions. was there anyone, barbara, you met that night or a conversation you had that really stuck with you? >> well, we had met so many of the survivors in the past. and it's become such a camaraderie among us because we all share a common grief and common thing of what happened to us. one person i met that made such an impact. i'm sorry. i can't remember her name. the young woman sang for her choir with the president and a few days later was murdered in chicago. >> pendleton. >> what happened to her daughter was so tragic. this girl had such an amazing
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life ahead of her. and that really touched me to be able to meet her that night. >> andy, you have said really in the days following your daughter's murder to me and to so many others, this is your life's work now, to implement safeguards to try to curb this gun violence. do you think that what the president has put out there in this executive order might have saved your daughter's life? is it enough for you? >> you know, poppy, it's hard to say. you know, perhaps. but do we do nothing? and that's the point that we have made, that the president has made. you know, we have to do something. we can't just sit there and do nothing about this. common sense gun legislation, the majority of americans are in favor of. unfortunately the sticking point and the holdup and the obstructionists are members of
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congress, and particularly the leadership. you know, i can't believe that paul ryan, without even hearing what the president's executive order was, the day before just out right rejected it and suggested it was an infringement. all the politicians on the other side say this is an infringement on the second assessment. i defy any one of these people to say or to tell me where -- where is the infringement? i ask, where is the infringement? there is none. >> barbara, we heard the president even admit that the comprehensive gun reform will not make it through congress. we saw it fail after sandy hook. you both have vowed to make this your life's work. i'm interested in where you are taking your fight, barbara. are we talking about a state level, local municipalities? how are you attacking this? >> it is everywhere.
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people across the country are beginning to realize this is something we all have to be involved in. it is being picked up by people by the moms who demand action, local and state level, a national level. it is going across the country. and i think we have to combine it. it is not there is not just one treatment for cancer. you have to treat it in many different ways. and i think that's where we can do it on a local level, the state level, and on a national level to do something about this violence in the country. >> we are going to be in richmond a week from monday, as a matter of fact. and there is going to be -- there's a house joint resolution to honor alison's life on the opening day of the virginia general assembly. you know, i talked to one of the patrons who was a big nra guy. i said really the way to honor alison's life is to take action.
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and that's what we want to see. honoring alison and thoughts and prayers from a politician, we have heard all of that. we're tired of thoughts and prayers. we want action. and that's the best way we can honor alison and save lives across this country. >> barbara, in the minute i have left, what do you think alison, what would she make of your passion for this fight? >> i think she'd be thrilled. we raised our children to do something about the things that you really believe in. and i think she would be proud of us that we are doing this and trying to make a difference. on her behalf and behalf of all the chiropractor who have been killed in this country through gun violence. >> andy, barbara parker, thank you very much. >> thank you, poppy. and thank you for all you and the rest of your colleagues at cnn that done. we appreciate that so much. >> it is important to tell the
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story and to show all sides. thank you both. >> thank you. coming up next we will bring you a rare interview with a story-telling legend talking about his craft and his decision to finally take his final bow and walk off the stage later this year. >> i'm from the midwest. we are not brought up to blow our own horn. ♪ bless the riders of comedy >> my conversation with garrison keillor is next. and i didn't get here alone. there were people who listened along the way. people who gave me options. kept me on track. and through it all, my retirement never got left behind. so today, i'm prepared for anything we may want tomorrow to be. every someday needs a plan.
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an american icon is preparing to walk off the stage for the last time. he's garrison keillor. his voice is recognized around the world. his weekly radio show was appointment listening in my house growing up in minnesota. later this year, he will move on after 40 years of a prairie home companion. i sat home with with my fellow minnesotan garrison keillor for life lessons and of course plenty of laughs.
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♪ >> my real calling was to be a bus driver. it really was. ♪ >> comedy live from west 43rd street. >> his baritone voice is known the world over. his meandering thoughts and stories followed intently. sometimes too earnestly. >> it was december. i was in new york city. i was hired by worldwide, wide eyed and more fish than on new york menus. well, i'm from the midwest. and we are not brought up to blow our own horns. ♪ bless the writers of comedy >> after four decades, perhaps he should blow his own horn.
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>> we didn't use the word awesome. we were christian people and i guess still are. >> he was named the shock jock of whole someness. >> i don't know what that means. i find all of the unwholesome things, you know, had fundamental in story telling. it's what people gossip about. it's what we have to talk about. >> your story telling has repeatedly been compared to mark twain. that is a high bar. >> he wrote "huckleberryfinn" and i didn't. that's one difference. >> have you aspired throughout your career to be like him? >> well, i aspired to be a noveli novelist. so i went down that road. and then i got sidetracked on to radio. >> and after 40 years of his prairie home companion live radio show, appointment listening for many of his 4 million listeners around the world, garrison keillor and his
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signature red socks will walk off the stage this summer for the last time. >> why is it still a point for people to listen? >> i talk slow, the music is good and it's live. that's the thing. there's so little today that is. everything people see or hear is, you know, is post produce and tinkered with and doctored. and this show is not. and people can feel that. it's happening as they hear it. ♪ >> what are you most proud of? >> persistence. persistence. that's the key. >> persistence is key when you start with an audience of just 12 people. >> how are you? >> so wonderful to meet you. >> good to see you. >> yes. we've come to your show many
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times. >> fame, never something he sought out and something he still seems reluctant to embrace. >> your brother told "time" magazine that you were not much of a performer when you were a young boy. >> i'm not a performer. never was. never could be. i did a show a few days ago and somebody told me afterward, i really liked your show but why do you stand with your back to the audience. well, because i'm not a performer. >> you don't want to look at -- are you nervous? >> no. i just am distracted, you know. it's distracting to do a show. and you get to thinking about what you're going to say and you forget about them. >> what has been your most profound professional experie e experience? >> i think meeting chet atkins.
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i met chet in 1982. he listened to the show, he sent me a letter and said that he and lee owe that sat in their kitchen in nashville and listened to the show and he loved the show and he would like to come play on it. and to get that letter from chet atkins just startled me. i mean, this guy was the king of the guitar. and here he was, and he liked the show and he liked what i did, and it was the first compliment that really struck home with me. >> quiet, introverted, shy, doesn't take compliments well. those are all words that have been used in the media to describe you. are they accurate? >> you want to see quiet, kid, i
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can show you quiet. >> you can walk out of here. >> we never use that word. [ laughter ] >> keillor's tales struck a cord with us minute sew tans who could relate with them but also those thousands of miles away. >> minnesota, my hometown, all of the women are strong, ale the men are good-looking and all of the children are above average. >> it's kind of a stage impersonation of what my people did naturally. but, you know, they keep repeating the same stories over and over again and i can't do that. i don't mean to shock you, but i have to make things up. >> i'm a writer. i sit in a little room all by myself with a study lamp and everything. >> he's a writer before all else. his heroes, novelists f.
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scott fitzgerald. >> i met him once. i i was stunned to be in his presence. >> how many people are there like that in anybody's life? ♪ >> how did garrison keillor measure success in. >> success is when you get up early in the morning and you feel ambitious and you go and sit down at your computer with a cup of coffee and you're still in your pajamas and there's something you urgently want to do and that's the good life. work. >> in true garrison keillor fashion, there was no pomp or circumstance to accompany his retirement announcement. instead he chose a limerick. >> e decided today to resign. i am not after all 69. i want to retrench a few steps and i want the idea to be mine. >> and that's it.
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what's chapter number 2? >> i'll sit at home and type. i'm going to rediscover lunch. i'm going to rediscover weekend. >> and once again put his pen to paper to encapsulate a remarkable career and then to keep on living. >> what's the first line of that memoir? you may not have written it. but what would it be? >> i was born on august 7th, 1942 in dr. marks maternity hospital on ferry street in minnesota, where the rum river flows into the mississippi. ♪ >> when garrison keillor walks off that stage for the last time this july, he will be succeeded by chris feely. from all of us from the great
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state of minnesota, thank you, garrison keillor, for the years and years of laughs and all of the memories. we'll be right back. on social media. oh that's interesting. i - i started social media. oh! it was his day of coaching begins with knee pain, when... this is brad. hey brad, wanna trade the all day relief of two aleve for six tylenol? what's the catch? there's no catch. you want me to give up my two aleve for six tylenol? no. for my knee pain, nothing beats my aleve. what makesheart healthysalad the becalifornia walnuts.r? the best simple veggie dish ever? heart healthy california walnuts. the best simple dinner ever? heart healthy california walnuts. great tasting, heart healthy california walnuts. so simple. get the recipes at
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