brian, his death surprised us. not manykre, it was a big surpr especially because he just released a new album last week. we've heard from artists even from prime ministers, so much praise for david bowie. if we could sum it up in one word, it would be "cool." ♪ >> reporter: renbritish singer david bowie who influenced generations with his groundbreaking sound, dead at age 69. after an 18 month battle with cancer. bowie s b bowie's publicist saying he died
peacefully. his son saying very sad to say it's true. i'll be offline for a while. love to all. his career spanned over 40 years. he was born in sound london as david jones. bursting on to the scene in 1969 with the smash hit space oddity. and later as his alter ego ziggy stardust. his flamboyant theatrics becoming a signature hallmark. his music a rally cry for misfits everywhere. in 1996, he was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame
and awarded a grammy lifetime achievement award ten years later. his long time wife, a steady fixture by his side, bowie a master of reinvention, dipped in and out of the public eye, releasing his latest album just days ago on his 69th birthday, much to critical acclaim. the album topping charts in the uk and u.s. highlighting his unparalleled ability to continue to push the envelope even after four decades in the industry. >> reinvention really the key word about david bowie's career. he was going to celebrate at carnegie hall in a couple months. tickets were to go on sale this morning. i have a feeling that show will go on but with other performers celebrating his life. >> even with this latest album, nobody knew about it. even with his illness.
>> and creating different kinds of sounds, experiments with all different forms of music throughout the decades. he went quiet for a while in the 2000s, didn't release a new album for ten year, but then came back with this new one. and not only with music, he starred on broadway, he also produced other's hits. it is a legacy that many other artists have and will continue to learn from. >> in fact it was pointed out in some of these tributes that before lady gaga, before that donna, he was the original shape shifter. >> he was the draw to chel isec happen hat t manhattan. i used to be in the same building as his wife and the doorman looked like how do you keep doing it, and he said doesn't matter what you are, just be authentic. >> and he was to the very end. we'll take a further look at his life throughout the morning. meanwhile, another story
that has been captivating us, mexico is starting the processi united states. and now sean penn secretory meeting with the fugitive providing all sorts of fodder at the golden globes show last night. ricky gervais took aim at sean penn. >> i want to do this monologue and then go this to hiding, okay? not even sean penn will find me. >> meanwhile it may be no laughing matter for sean penn, mexican authorities want to talk to him. nick valencia is live in mexico city with the latest on all the fallout. >> reporter: good morning. the formal paperwork has been filed for can interest tradi ex. an official tells me we could expect el chapo in a u.s.
courtroom as early as this summer. meanwhile we're hearing from the drug kingpin for the first time in his own words. he talks about his life and his role in the world of drug trafficking. in a two minute clip posted to "rolling stone".com over the weekend, joaquin "el chapo" guzman gives an exclusive interview to caitlin castillo and sean penn. >> translator: it's a reality that drugs destroy. unfortunately, as i said, where i grew up there is no other way. there still isn't. a way to survive. another way to work. >> reporter: el chapo speaking while on the run, followup question for a face-to-face meeting he had with penn in october. >> translator: all i do 1 defend myself, nothing more. i do not start looking for trouble. >> reporter: this photo taken
just three months after the kingpin escaped from a maximum security prison. now mexican officials want to question the a-lister along with this mexican actress. she's credited with linking penn to the heavily guarded fugitive. penn writing in "rolling stone," i take no pride in keeping secrets that may be perceived as protecting criminals. guzman's desire to talk to the actors about making a bio pic could have been the slip up that led to friday's capture. castillo forged a friendship with el chapo after a 2012 tweet critical of the mexican government. cnn receiving contradictory information about whether or not the mexican government knew about the interview before it was published. a source tells cnn they were well aware and that it aided in finally catching the world's most wanted drug lord.
el chapo is back in the very same prison that he escaped from, this prison behind me. it is the most secure in awful mexico, but el chapo was still able to escape. a lot of eyebrows being raised here, the worry of course that he could escape again. chris. >> hopefully they closed up that huge tunnel that his people were able to build right under that prison. nick valencia, thank you. so we have legal problems, ethical problems, pr problems for sure, lots of possibilities. let's discuss what is and isn't real coming out of this situation. we have paul cowan and mr. brian stelter with us again. so let's start with the law because that's the scariest aspect. you have castillo the actress, you have sean penn and the magazine. is anybody at any point of concern here legally and why? >> i don't think so. i looked at the u.s. statute,
the federal law which has do with harboring criminal fugitives. remember, he's under indictment, there has been one indictment issued in the federal court in brooklyn. so they are trying to extradite him to the united states. so if you harbored him or aided and abetted in his travels, in his concealment, that's criminal under new york law. what sean penn is going to say, hey, i didn't do any of that, all i did was being secretive about travel to go meet with him and there is no law that says american citizens don't have the right to be secretive about their travel. so no criminality. >> help is a broad definition. that would apply probably more to the magazine and this actress depending on her relationship with penn. but ethically, how do you break it down this separation between, spe well, penn's not a journalist, he may have his own agenda. "rolling stone" has a different set of responsibilities. >> yes, "rolling stone's" isn't
traditional journalist in the sense of cnn or the "washington post." "rolling stone" allowed sean penn to give the article over to 24 drug lord ahead of time, el chapo could read the whole thing and suggest changes. "rolling stone" says there were no changes requested, but that is a highly unusual situation and i think if i were to ask do that, we would be told, heck no. >> editoral approval is the least of your concerns, though. >> we know sean penn did call up the publisher directly, he said i've got an opportunity to meet the drug lord. should i do it. they provided a letter confirming the meeting was legit. and then the two men took a picture in order to prove that the meeting actually happened. so tleerclearly the magazine wa supporting sean penn from the beginning. >> one of the questions floating around is you can't interview a guy -- of course we can. journalists are not policemen.
>> that's true, but bin laden was interviewed in a situation like this and other criminals have, as well and i think with respect to rolling stone, we think of the gold standard of ethical journalism which is an objective journalist asking tough questions. in this case guzman supposedly kind of set the agenda in terms of what questions would be asked. and we also -- who do we have as a journalist? sean penn is an actor and activist. but "rolling stone" has been moving this line for years. they hired a guy named hunter thompson, he was dropping acid while on the bus covering the presidential candidates and it was a big seller for "rolling stone." so you buy "rolling stone," you know what you're buying. and as long as there is full disclosure, i think probably the line is moving. >> on one hand they have done a great service. we now have this man quoted on the record about his crimes, about his drug dealing,
defending positiodefend defending himself. i have a feeling guzman knows he will be in prison the rest of his life so he wanted on the record saying something. >> there is a second irony. here you have sean penn who thrives being anti-establishment, anti-government. and maybe it was sean penn who actually led mexican authorities to el chapo. won't that be an irony. a ro pr. certainly sean penn takes on these gambit, but one of two things has to be true. he interviewed this guy and gave a platform to the sinaloa cartel and compaincidently the guy got picked up. or authorities knew he was going to do it, whether or not he knew that, we don't know, either way he's in a tough spot. either you have a sinaloa cartel pissed at you or you got
everybody who wants to see drug dealers put away mad at you because you were talking to a guy who should have been in jail. >> and they were going to publish the story before el chapo us a recwas recaptured. it was already going to the printing press. >> the only thing they would tell me because they're not commenting on the legal or ethical questions, the idea that it would have come out and this man would have still been on the run, you can manage the pressure sean penn would have been under. >> he may still be subpoenaed to a grand jury by the way and i think he would probably have to testify ultimately. you'll see a big court battle. but i also think sean penn romanticizes el chapo in parts of this interview and we do have to come back to the fact that he may be responsible and high school cartel for the killing of 125,000 individuals, shall who were tortured to death. so we're dealing with a brutal alleged criminal in this case. and i think people have toho were tortured to death. so we're dealing with a brutal alleged criminal in this case. and i think people have to com come back to remember that. >> turning to politics now, new
polls show the race is getting tighter for both parties. on the democratic side, bernie a sanders and hillary clinton in a virtual tie in iowa. he holds the new lead in the new hampshire. and as for the gop, trump and cruz in a dead lock in iowa. all this as trump continues to play the birther car. athena jones is live for us in washington with more. >> reporter: betwegood morning. what a difference a few days makes. trump has gone from raising other questions to declaring he isn't a natural born citizen. it's a ramp up for the battle in the top prize in iowa, succeeding in raising questions in some voters' minds and now another candidate is piling on. >> is he a natural born citizen?
i don't know. honestly, we don't know. >> reporter: with the first primary just three weeks away, donald trump is hammering away at his clothes rival's eligibility to be prod. running neck and neck with ted cruz in iowa, trump continues to fuel doubts about whether his canadian birth disqualifies him, saying republicans could risk losing a lawsuit and white house if he becomes their nominee. >> if he's your candidate, he'll be sued by the testimonies. you can't have a person running for office even though ted is glib and he says, oh, well, i'm a natural born citizen. the point is you're not. >> reporter: and on the sunday talk shows. >> does natural born mean born to the land, meaning born on the land? in that case he's not. i would want the supreme court to rule because they haven't
ruled. >> reporter: while keeping his focus on meeting voters, cruz dismissing claims that he does not meet the standard to become president or that a judge needs to decide. >> the substance of the issue is clear and straightforward. as a legal matter, the constitution and federal law are clear that the child of a u.s. citizen born abroad is a natural born citizen. >> reporter: cruz's campaign releasing his mother's birth certificate hoping to quell speculation that she had ever been a canadian citizen. rand paul echoing trump's concern that questions still linger. >> i think the democrats will challenge it at the very least and i think they will have to be decided by the supreme court. >> reporter: so rand paul jumping in there now to raise similar concerns about cruz. meanwhile mitch mcconnell said on sunday that the senate won't intervene on this even though it passed a resolution back in 2008 declaring john mccain was a natural born citizen. mccain was born on a military base in panama.
>> athena you c, thank you. we turn to the race for the golden globes. sylvester stallone might have been the high point by winning his first golden globe for playing the iconic boxer. he thanked rocky. >> most of all, i'm going to thank my imaginary friend rocky balboa for being the best friend i ever had. >> meantime "revenant" won best drama, dicaprio named best actor. the martian winning best comedy film honors while matt dame dai monday won best actor in a comedy. brie larsen won and also jennifer lawrence best actress in a comedy. surprise winners on the tv side with mr. robot named best drama series and a favorite of mine,
amazon's mozart best comedy series. interesting the golden globes going for a show not a lot of people have seen but likely now will check out. "l.a. times" had a great tidbit, hardest working person last night on the golden globes, the person running the beeper. >> jonah hill came out as the bear in the "revenant." >> only heard about half of what he said. >> bears have very foul mouths. >> how was ricky gervais? >> he was scuring. >> it will be great to see, is this the year thaticaprio says a long time, an oscar. so why isn't hillary clinton pulling away from bernie
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the obama administration, but go even further. >> that was hillary clinton making light of the latest primary polls. with just three weeks to go until voting begins in the 2016 race. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are now next and neck in the crucial states of iowa and new hampshire. despite clinton's broad advantages coming out of the gate. so what is clinton's campaign doing now? here this morning, adviser and spokesperson for hillary, karen finney. how do you think this happened? how did bernie sanders close the gap with hillary clinton? >> i think it happened because it is always what happens. and that is that we always knew this was going to be a tight race. i can remember friends of mine in the media sort of laughing at me last spring when i said, look, at some point this will tighten up. that's just what happened. so we're not surprised and our strategy always accounted for the possibility that this would happen. and one of the things that i think is important about these polls is as secretary clinton
said, they're a snapshot in time and the most important thing is in a campaign, you can't let that distract you from doing the work because those polls don't tell but turnout. what tells but turnoyou you abot is the work of the people at the grass roots and whether or now you can get your people out on caucus or primary day. >> so you think you have a better ground game than bernie sanders. >> i sure hope we can did. it's something we have focused on very heavily from the beginning of the race. we always said we would not take anything for granted. we have amazing volunteers who have been working very hard. so i think they will do a great job come caucus and primary day. >> you you say you expected this, but this is unusual. bernie sanders was hardly a household name before this race. he is from vermont, self described democratic socialist running against arguably the mostef famous woman in the worl.
>> people want to see a race. that's part of why we were not surprised that this would tighten up at some point. certainly in new hampshire, i believe no border state person who has run for the presidency has ever lost in new hampshire with the exception of howard dean who lost to john kerry. so it's not surprising that bernie sanders has done so well in new hampshire. and in iowa, he's been working hard. we've been work hard. and the main thing we have to do over these next few weeks is to keep making sure as the secretary said, we are out there making our case about why she is the best person for our party as our nominee and also reminding people what is at stake in this election. >> hillary clinton talks a lot about the electability factor. she's more electable than bernie sanders. but the polls suggest something different. the latest polls show clinton against trump. they are neck and neck. 45-44. look at what happens when you
put bernie sanders against donald trump? it goes up to 56% against 37% for trump. say true about clinton and cruz. she loses to ted cruz. you put bernie sanders against him, he wins. so that electability argument doesn't seem to be working. >> well, i got to say, when you think about it's not just about elect ability, but who is the person who will get in there from day one and fight for the things that you care about and that are important to your family. so when you talk about paid leave or equal pay, and certainly when we talk about issues like guns, that is a place where there is a real contrast between secretary clinton and bernie sanders on this issue of gun manufacturers' liability. we've made it very clear that hillary clinton is standing with the president who also believes that we should not the have the liability protection for gun
manufacture manufacturers. bernie sanders has only said i'll take a look at it. so those are very significant differences between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. and thoserd ki are the kinds of things we'll be talking about. > >> hillary clinton is also fighting donald trump. trump has begun going after will hillary clinton for the allegations of sexual misconduct in bill clinton's past. let me play for you what donald trump said yesterday on "meet the press." >> is that a threat to her, is that essentially what you're saying, hey, you want me to go down that road, you go down that road, i go down this road? >> of course. i could call it a nicer name. yeah, she was saying he has tendencies toward being sexist. >> talking about you. >> talking about me. apa and i said wait a minute, she's haired to an abuser, a woman claimed rape and all sorts of
things. horrible things. >> karen, what is hillary clinton's plan to address this line of attacks? >> you heard her say it yesterday and i couldn't agree with her more. i was there in the '90s when the republicans tried this the last time and it did not work. i think if you remember that bill clinton is one of the most popular figures in america, he is i think the most admired president. people on the campaign trail, they do not want to talk about what happened some 20 years ago. they are talking about how am i going send my kids to college, they're talking about how am i going to get out from under my college debt in some cases. increasing the minimum wage. health care. i mean those are the issues that people are talking about. i don't think they want to talk about what happened 15, 20 years ago because that's not what affects their lives every day. >> thanks so much. great to have you on "new day." a quick programming note, i sit down with hillary clinton tomorrow in iowa. the interview first airs tuesday night on erin burnett "outfront" and then the full interview on "new day" on wednesday.
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handing over confidential information to south korea. cnn international correspondent will ripley is live in pyongyang. he has the exclusive. what do you make of the situation? >> reporter: well, chris, for the north korean regime, this is all about political leverage. just days after the nuclear test that really irritated the entire world and after the u.s. in a b-52 bomber close to the border between north and south korea, now they present this man who carries a united states passport and confesses to us that he has been spying and sending information to south korea. an american citizen saying this. now, we don't know if he was saying this under duress. we do believe that our entire conversation was being monitored from another room at the hotel where we conducted the interview. but listen as he describes in detail what he says he did. >> how did it work, how did you pass on the information that you collected? >> translator: i brought the local resident and had him gather important materials
considered national secrets in this country such as nuke year related materials. i hid the materials in my car and secretly brought to china our i'd go to south korea and deliver them directly. >> reporter: the south korean government calling his claims groundless, u.s. state department not confirming his claims that he's a u.s. citizen and not commenting saying it could complicate the process of getting an american citizen back after being detained, but we do know that the swedish embassy here in yeonpyeong was contacted by the u.s. state department after cnn contacted them about this story. >> will ripley with that report, thank you sooyou so much for th. meanwhile authorities in mexico want to have a word with sean penn who interviewed el chapo in october when police cooperate fi couldn't find him. we'll get reaction from mexico. ♪
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enforcement. u.s. and mexican authorities spent six months looking for el chapo. sean penn and a mexican soap star were able to find him and ne meet and interview him months ago. the interview appears in "rolling stone." however not everyone is thrilled with the magazine or the actor. let's bring in annamaria salazar, former deputy assistant secretary for defense. first of all, let's take the temperature there in mexico. not only just the reaction to el chapo's rearrest, but also to this interview in "rolling stone." what are people saying? >> well, there is a major sigh of relief by the mexican government the fact that el chapo was recaptured.
but in general there is a sense as this being it's kind of become a circus in which now there is a lot of questions as to why was sean penn and kate castillo the soap opera actress able to get to el chapo before the mexican authorities. so there is a question as to what is this all about. and there is a sense that perhaps the mexican government wanted to capture el chapo right now because there is a lot of concern regarding depreciation of the mexican peso and mexican economy. but what else can you say? the story is getting better by the moment when you have a drug cartel leader who can escape from jail, going through a tunnel which is a mile long. i mean almost anything could happen at this point. >> so in terms of huh peopof ho there, not necessarily the government, how do they view el chapo? this article it seems like sean
penn he kind of glamorizes him, glorifies him, going so far as to call him a modern day robinhood. >> in some parts of mexico clearly especially from his home state which is the state of sip l sip l sinal sinaloa. he's admired and also feared. something he doesn't and i in that article and never asked how many people have been murdered by his cartel. so in many ways he's admired, but people also recognize that he's a tremendously violent man who has been able to control not only the drug business, but unless many ways the mexican government. so when sean penn talks about the alternative president, it is offensive, but at the same time, it reflect as reality of a man that has been able to exercise an enormous control over mexican
drug cartels and mexican politics. >> and also the influence that he's wielded here in the united states. i want to show you what sean penn actually writes. we are the consumers and as such we are complicit in every murder and every corruption of an institution's ability to protect the quality of life for citizens that comes as a result of our insatiable appetite for illicit narcotics. what is your reaction to that? >> well, there has always been this sense in mexico, and i have to say even when i was a u.s. government official, you know, every time someone in the u.s. consumes some of these drugs, you are fueling and providing money to these organizations that are killing mexicans, they're killing law enforcement authorities. and of course they are fueling this drug consumption in the united states. a lot of the corruption linked to and violence linked to mexico has to do with these organizations. now, if el chapo disappears, does that solve the problem?
no. there are other cartels that will provide drugs and of course you have a lot of guns coming from the united states into mexico that are also fuelling this violence. so it's a two hue streway stree. >> we know that mexican officials are interested in talking to sean penn. because as you say the story changes almost by the day. annamaria, always a pleasure to have you. thank you so much. chris. play ooff football, what a weekend of wild games. two teams snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. we have two amazing catches you have to see and a kick and a finish that will be talked about for some time ahead. your path to retirement may not always be clear. but at t. rowe price, we can help guide your retirement savings. so wherever your retirement journey takes you, we can help you reach your goals. call us
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some of the biggest stars in the music world paying tribute this morning to david bowie. the iconic british rocker has died following an 18 month battle with cancer. he turned 69 on friday and he had just released a new album titled black star. superstars like madonna, kanye west and many others taking to twitter praising the tremendous impact of bowie's music on their careers. and this morning a memorial has been set up, this a live look in
london. you can see people leaving flowers. no suspects named yet in the murder of an american woman in paris. a news agency reports that the 35-year-old artist had been strangled. the grim discovery made by olson's boyfriend. new details about the armed man shot dead last week outside a police station this paris. he had been living in a refugee shelter in west germany and had been classified as a possible terror suspect after posing with an isis flag. french police killed the man thursday as he stormed a police station while carrying a knife and wearing a fake suicide device. if you know any minnesota vikings fans, be nice to them. they had a rough go of it
yesterday, i hear. live in glen dale, arizona, tell us everything, coy. >> reporter: it was be and you awesome match-up tonight, but we have to look at the crazy finish in the seahawks/vikings playoff game because it will have the entire sports world talking all day long. the frigid cold weather was the story line going into this one. the third coldest game in nfl history, minus 6 at kickoff and no doubt was affecting seattle in the first three quarters. they were down 9-0 in the fourth. snap gets away from russell wilson, but he scrambles and finds wat kins for the 35 yard pickup. seahawks would eventually take the lead but 26 seconds left in ht game, all blair walsh needs to do is make a 27 yarder for the win, but he pulls wide left. he had been the only player to score for the vikings all game,
but the only points they will remember is the ones he missed. seahawks win 10-9. green bay started slow, but once aaron rodgers and the packers ground attack got rolling, they never looked back. go pack go, 35-18 for the win. now, here in glendale, arizona, we have clemson and alabama going toe to toe to see who will be crowned kings of the 2016 college football playoff national championship. clemson is looking to become the first team in college football history to finish a perfect 15-0, win the school's first national title since 1981. bama, they're going for their fourth national title in seven years. clemson's high scoring off tense against the bama stingy defense, it will be a great match-up to watch when this kicks off tonight at 8:30 eastern. the crimson tide has dominated this series winning the last 12 match-up and they're full touchdown favorite over the tigers. >> coy, it will be an exciting
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so fresh off a bus tour across iowa, senator ted cruz is deadlocked for the top spot with donald trump. cruz is ahead of trump 28-24, but we have to qualify because it's within the margin of error. the question is why has there been a contraction in the race. let's discuss. give me the thumb nail sense of why cruz made gains and the race is starting to get tighter with trump making a resurgence. >> when you work as had as he has worked on the ground, ted
cruz, going from town to tuown, shaking their hands, that's how you get people to go out and argue for you for three hours on a cold night in february which is what ear ayou're asking for. the birther attacks is good national press, but this is legally about as settled as you could possibly be and if trump was serious, all he would have to do is file a lawsuit and then it would be in court. but i don't think he's serious about it. >> jackie, we are seeing the numbers tighten up between cruz and trump. there was a time when cruz a month ago go in the "des moines register" poll, he was at 31%, ted cruz, to donald trump's 21%. now they're neck and neck. maybe the birther argument is making shall voters skittish. >> all donald trump has to do is erode ted cruz around the margins. you're right, they are neck and neck. and he's hoping to be able to raise just a little bit of doubt about ted cruz. now, whether -- i haven't seen any polling to say that shows that this birther thing is
resonating. the other thing that you're hearing ted cruz defended is conservative talk radio and they really do have a lot of pull with a certain sector of conservative voters in iowa and nationally. but again you saw rand paul yesterday trying to get in on the birther thing, too. so for the voters that haven't made up their mind in iowa, and they are out there, maybe this might be an issue. but we're in the snot seeing it. >> yes, last time around santorum snuck up there, huckabee a little also, but santorum had such higher profile. this time how confusing is it for the evangelical types to have the radio people saying don't listen to this stuff about cruz, this is crazy. trump is way off. and increasingly going after this guy. and meanwhile at the same time, they have all these enthusiasm for trump. there is a real clash of the titans. >> it's interesting what voices people are listening to.
one radio guy told me in iowa that what he thinks is going on -- because i asked him how is it that somebody who worships sort of money and is angry and vengeful and all of these qualities that seem to emanate from trump -- >> a lot of liberal positions. >> used to be a democrat. how does he get all these votes. and he told me for a lot of these folks, they feel part of their position slipping. these things who were big businessmen in their one little county who have life the way they like it, they feel that something is slipping, that imt immigrants nibbling at their position, muslims that pose a threat and that trump is their guy because they think he's a warrior who can set things right. it didn't mean that they're overlooking that he almost runs the table on the seven deadly sins, but he is somebody who they think can do something that they want done which is to stop
a process of erosion and of slippage and losing their position in the country and in the world. >> but ted cruz taps into that, as well. he wants to stick with sort of traditional values. so far as you know donald trump has suggested that ted cruz get a declaratory judgment saying that he can run for president. >> but you don't go to court and say, hi, mr. supreme court justice, can i have a ruling. you need a case. just not the way the system -- >> but so far all ted cruz has done in response is put out a video fonzie. does he need to do more is this. >> he did put out his mother's birth certificate to prove that she was a u.s. citizen. so clearly trump was getting to him on some level. trump does have to be careful when going after he had cruz. you remember actually backfired on trump because of the talk
radio guys starting to really not liking how trump was going after cruz, someone who has really pushed the conservative message during his day job in washington. so while trump keeps on hinting and putting this out there, he does need to be careful with some of the voters who really do like ted cruz not to overplay his hand. >> so this dynamic is no more con grounding than the one going on on the democratic side. if we can put up the polls about which democrat does better, you get another huk curve ball. clinton losing to cruz, lose to go rubio, head to head in trump. he'll tell you he's beating her. look at bernie sanders. >> what's up with that? >> why this division when you go head to head he can't beat her anywhere. >> when you look among
registered new hampshire voters, they are famously one of these states where there are more nonaffiliated voters than there are either democrats or republicans. so they're not just swing voters, they're independents. and they know bernie because this is an adjacent state and they have seen him over the decades. and i think what that points to is that sanders' appeal, he doesn't talk so much about isis and the war overseas other than to vote against the iraq war, but that this is a bread and butter issue that people can identify with. and he was pro gun at one point, as well. p. >> all right. thank you both. set your dvrs now, you will watch high sitdown with hillary clinton wednesday morning. also tomorrow a little snippet of it on erin burnett "outfront." >> certainly worth getting up for. there is a lot of news this morning. let's get right to it. he will chap spoke bael chae
prison he escaped from. we hear from the drug kingpin himself. >> the meeting made possible by a mexican actress. voted with the gun lobby and i voted against the gun lobby. >> we don't want to see a right swing extremist in the white house. i think bernie sanders is the candidate. >> it's called uncertainty. is he a natural born citizen? some people -- i don't know. >> musical genius gone after an 18 month battle with cancer at the age of 69. >> three days ago david bowie had his 69th birthday and released a brand new album. >> he was constantly changing. constantly growing. constantly seeking to break boundaries. ♪ good morning, everyone. welcome back to your "new day."
music fans around the world waking up to sad news. david bowie the iconic british rocker has died of cancer just two days after his 69th birthday. >> bowie just one of the few musical geniuses to have influence over five decades. it's been his look, the way he did it musically. his late he album just released on friday. everyone uniting in an obvious feeling of loss here. incredible tributes, mural wall we showed you in london. a beautiful tribute to a man who meant so much to so many. brian stelter joining us now with more. we just lost an original. >> a shocking loss. and as people wake up learning the new, we're hearing from so many other artists paying tribute. le "rolling stone" causing him a kind man, new smusician
and true original. >> reporter: david bowie, who indelibly influenced generations with his groundbreaking sound, dead at age 69. after an 18 month battle with cancer. his publicist confirming the icon died peacefully surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. while many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy during their time of grief. his son tweeting very sorry and sad to say it's true. i'll be offline to for a while. love to all. his career spanned over 40 years. he was born in south london as david jones. ♪ bursting on to the scene in 1969 with the smash hit space oddity.
and later as his space alien alter ego ziggy stardust. his flamboyant theatrics becoming a signature hallmark of the pop fixture. ♪ music a rally cry for misfits everywhere. in 1996, bowie was inducted into the rock 'n' roll hall of fap a fame and awarded a lifetime achievement award ten years later. his wife a fixture by his side. bowie continued working dipping in and out of the public eye releasing his latest album just
days ago. the album topping charts in the uk and the u.s. ♪ highlighting bowie's unparalleled ability to continue to push the envelope even after four decades in the industry. his long time manager saying on facebook this morning that that last album was a parting gift to all of us. >> absolutely. the timing of that, he knew obviously that the end was near. and to release it two days before his death. >> his battle with cancer was very private, a secret until this morning. it had been going on for a year and a half. and so many of his songs were about life, what it meant to be alive and as well as about mortality. he said in a recent interview that he liked to continue exploring new kinds of music because it was a new challenge. it kept him alive, kept which i am changing. he went from industrial rock to airy folk pop to hip hop in moments, as well. trying it all. >> he's just one of these
artists that you realize once they're gone how they actually were the sound track of your life. all of these songs you can relate to that moment in time in your life. he was instrumental in that way. >> he wasn't a gimmick, he was a real artist. it wasn't just the hair and makeup. i remember in the '80s, his resurgence when videos became a big deal. that's what artists do, they find a way on interpret what is new. >> making movies, starring on broadway. >> i imagine a lot of people will be around his star on the walk of fame today. brian, thank you. other news, actor sean penn caught up in a real life drama involving juan el chapo guzman. penn conducted a secret interview with el chapo for "rolling stone." this bizarre twist turning in to a punch line for ricky gervais last night. >> i'll do this monologue and then go into hiding. not even sean penn will find me.
snitch. meanwhile conflicting information about whether mexican authorities were informed about this interview. now they want to talk to the actor. nick valencia is live from mexico city with the latest for us. >> reporter: the formal paperwork has been filed to extradition and we could see him in a u.s. courtroom as early as this summer. meanwhile we're hearing from el chapo in a rare ver view. he talks about his life and his role in the world. >> translato >> reporter: in a two minute clip, el chapo guzman gives an
exclusive interview to kate del castillo and sean penn. >> translator: it's a reality that drug destroys. unfortunately where i group, there is no other way to survive, another way to work. >> reporter: el chapo speaking while on the run. followup questions for a face-to-face meeting he had with penn in october. >> translator: all i do is defend myself. i don't look for trouble. >> reporter: this photo taken just two months after he escaped. now mexican officials want to question the a-lister along with kate del castillo. she's credited with linking penn to the fugitive. penn writing i take no pride in keeping secrets that may be ser
perceived as protecting criminals. castillo forging a friendship with he will clap pel chapo aft tweet. cnn receiving contradictory information about whether or not the mexican government knew about the interview before it was published. a mexican law enforcement official says no, however a separate source tells cnn they were well aware and that it aided in finally catching the world's most wanted drug lord. el chapo is back in the penitentiary, mexico's most secure prison. it's also the very same prison he escaped from back in july. the concern of course is that he could escape again. a source does tell me that he is being heavily guarded and is under 24 hour surveillance. >> nick, reporting really counts on this one. thank you for keeping us in the know. so did "rolling stone" and sean
p penn have the right do this and was it right do it? let's discuss. director of the school of media and public affairs at george washington university joining us, and as you know a cnn alum former washington bureau chief and great. we also have jeffrey toobin, legal analyst and former federal prosecutor. let's talk with the law. did "rolling stone" -- with a would be any exposure legally for them or their for-contract journalist sean penn? >> i don't think they have any legal exposure. this was interviewing a bad guy. it was a big scoop. and he was a very news-worthy figure. and there is nothing illegal as far as the facts as we know them for what "rolling stone" did. >> if there were any facilitation of movement or ever where he stayed, accommodation to el chapo, then you get a very
different -- >> right. if they supplied him with means to escape, if they wrought him weap brought him weapons, if they helped him move around. but there is no evidence of that. it seem like they located him. they talked to him and that was it. >> and then you get to whether this was right to do. how do you see the situation is this. >> i absolutely think it's right to do in the sense of do we have the right and does "rolling stone" or sean penn have a right to talk to el chapo. they have a right to talk to he will el chapo just like cnn talked to bin laden. whether it's journalism is another question. sean penn to my knowledge is not a journalist. he made news like dennis rodman made news when he went to north korea. but i'm not sure i'd call it journalism. >> one of the things i like about journalism, there is no bar exam.
there is no certification. as far as i'm concerned, sean penn was a journalist. he interviewed fidel castro. that article isn't the article i would have written, but -- >> the criticism is he's sympathetic to the people's talking to. >> and the article is long winded and pretentious. but so what. i think it was journal ifl. not everybody who is a journalist is a full-time journalist. and i think he got something that any of us -- i certainly would have welcomed the opportunity to interview el chapo. i suspect you would have, too. and he got it and we didn't and my hat's off to him. >> i just think -- i don't disagree and i think we have to be not pretentious about what journalism is because that has changed, too. there are more voices and the more the merrier. but i think we also have to be very smart and the public has to be very smart about just exactly what this was. this was an opportunity to talk
to el chapo, the actual interview was not really an interview, it was a series of questions that were posed to him by his own people. sean penn wasn't there he says to follow up and press. it's not the kind of interview that you would do, chris, or would want to be associated with or if you were, you'd be waving red flags all over the place. jeffrey, i agree it's a very long winded piece, but that's okay. ernest hemingway did a form of journalism in his way and everybody that as different voice. but i think we have to be very clear about what was and wasn't asked of this man, about how he was pressed and about how sim that thresympathetically this i conveyed. >> the feel people are so quick to say i tell you what would i have asked him. you're with the head of the sinaloa cartel, you won't start unleashing haymakers because you want to leave that jungle. >> and he did admit or brag
thaeches tthat he was the biggest drug dealer in the world. so he wasn't pretending to be a simple mexican farmer. >> you're not going to ask how could you kill 100,000 people. you have to be practical because you want to live. one thing ricky gervais said as a joke at the end, he said snitch. now, sean penn finds himself in a very precarious position because the timing of the arrest of this guy and the interview is going to be too close for both sides of this agenda. if you're a partisan of these despicable drug dealers, thelg say that's a little convenient and then the mexican government says they knew he was there. and then on the other side, you were going to protect the existence of this guy who is this bad? where do you come down? >> probably where jeffrey does. that's coincidence, that's life. he did his job, he went an talked to the guy, he's not an
extension of law enforcement and not part of el chapo's protection squad. >> i think he doesn't have a lot to fear from the mexican authorities from the u.s. authorities p i would be uncomfortable as a journalist with the violent drug cartel having even the slightest thought that i was responsible for the arrest of el chapo. >> the timing not good in that way. however, we have no facts to tie those two things together. very important to note especially for those who like sean penn. jeffrey, frank, thank you. turning now to politics, the iowa caucuses just three weeks away. and the new polls find the race tight on both sides of the aisle. new poll numbers show ted cruz with a tight lead in iowa over donald trump. but trump has a crushing lead over his rivals in new hampshire. we have live team coverage beginning with athena jones.
>> reporter: good morning. there is a big battle for the top prize in iowa and now trump has gone from raising what he said were other people's questions about cruz's citizenship to out and out declaring that cruz isn't a natural born citizen. it's succeeded in raising questions in some voters' minds. so no surprise that trump isn't letting up on this. take a listen to what he told his crowd at the rally in iowa. >> you can't have a person running for office even though ted is very glib and he goes out and he says i'm a natural born citizen, but the point is you're not. you got to get declaratory judgment. >> reporter: take a listen to cruz's response on state of the union yesterday. >> substance of the issue is clear and straightforward. as a legal matter, the constitution and federal law are clear that the child of a u.s.
citizen born abroad is a natural born citizen. >> reporter: so this constant drumbeat from trump is forcing cruz to respond repeatedly. and you now rand paul is jumping into raise similar concerns saying that democrats will challenge this and it will have court. >> and on the democratic side, hillary clinton and better thrn sanders in a virtual tie. sand sderperforming clinton in a hypothetical match-up depends republicans. >> hillary clinton is the democratic frontrunner or is she? she's not only locked in a tight race with bernie sanders, she's also running neck and neck with republicans in hypothetical head to head match-ups. take a look at these numbers. in new hampshire, clinton and
trump essentially tied and she runs behind cruz and rubio. sanders has almost a 20 point edge over trump and cruz and nine over rubio. in iowa, clinton runs stronger against trump, but still falling behind cruz and rubio. and sanders far better against trump with closer contests against cruz achd rubio. now, all of these are hypothetical match-ups. but again, it's one of the challenges facing clinton. how strong of a general democratic election candidate would she be if she wins the nomination? but polling with sanders is a much more urgent concern. the race is uncomfortably competitive for clinton just three weeks before voting begins in the iowa caucuses. she argues she's the only democrat who can win the white house in november, but it's an open question if her promise of elect ability will be embraced or actually backfire with those democratic primary voters. chris. >> especially when you just
showed those polls shows bernie sanders doing better against the gop big shots than hillary. thank you very much. the number of people suspected in a new year's eve crime spree in cologne, germany is climbing. more than 30 are sought by police, more than 500 individual criminal complaints. authorities say this was a mob attack by north africans that at least 40 percent of the cases were sex all ual assaults. a symbolic show of solidarity in the skies over south korea. u.s. flying a b-52 bomber just days after north korea claim it is detonated a hydrogen bomb. a spokesman call this is a demonstration of america's commitment to its allies.
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the political clock ticking closer to the first of the nation's caucuses and primaries, just 21 days until iowa. and 29 days until new hampshire. and new polls show the 2016 race tightening on both sides. here to break down all of the numbers and his theories is michael smerconish. great to see you. you have been candid with us on this show always about your theories. and about how often they have been misguided. >> not right. >> in terms of this race -- >> thank you, chris, yes. >> because who could predict it. let me pull up the latest numbers. these are iowa republican caucusgoers. ted cruz is winning narrowly there over donald trump 28% to 24%.
marco rubio a distant third. what do you think of these numbers? >> so i think you would rather be ted cruz in iowa, you would rather be donald trump in new hampshire which i know we'll get to. what is stunning to me is the split in iowa among those who are likely caucusgoers and poe who are potential you caucusgoers. donald trump leads among the newbies, those new to the process, those who have never caucused before. but it's ted cruz who has the likely iowa participant. and i think what is important to underscore is that voting in the iowa caucus is not what most of us around the country are akin too, which is checking a box by going in the ballot booth are on you maybe even doing it at home. you have to invest time to be a participant. so the question is this. does donald trump have ground game this iowa. we'll find out in 21 games. >> donald trump wins if it's potential caucusgoers.
this is correct. the numbers flip when you look at all of the potential gop electorate, then trump wins. so we hear you in terms of that's how trump can pull it off. >> the big question becomes why. what is motivating the discussion in that state and the other ones as the poll goes along because the numbers are random, we've heard all the mitigating on polls. but what do you think the narrative is that is playing for cruz versus playing for trump? >> no for cruz, i think it's evangelical christians. when you look at the internals on any of these surveys and you're right, there are differences among them, but one of the assistaconstants is how breaking away from the pack or has broken away from the pack with evangelical christians. i don't know, does that mean that in their hearts and he look at donald trump and they're disbelieving of him when he says my favorite book is the bible? i think it's religion in large part. you saw the marco rubio
commercial where he laid his religion on the table and began running it in the iowa. it's because they all realize that evangelical christians are the single most important constituency in iowa. why does donald trump have such resonance? it's this outsider message, the same message that has bernie sanders it at the other he saen the political spectrum doing well against hillary clinton. >> that is another surprising and you can tell us if it surprises you, but new polls say that they are much closer, hillary clinton and bernie sanders, than previously thought. let's look at iowa. at one time hillary clinton had a double sdinlg it lead a couple months ago over bernie sanders. now they are neck and neck. 48% to 45%. what do you see here? >> and what is interesting is that the split that we just identified among the potential and the likely voters on the republican side of the aisle doesn't exist among the ds. there is a consistency here among those who participate in
caucuses and those who are the most expansive pool. what explains it? i think if this iowa and new hampshire it's two fold. i think bernie sanders has a message that is resonating among democrats the way that trump has a message resonating among republicans. but there is something else. it's the internals of her surveys that show she has a problem of trust and honesty among both republicans and democrats far more obviously among republicans. so it's not just bernie. she's got a lot of bona fides going for her. there are some net negatives that she just has not been able to shake. >> well, she is net negative right now. in terms in terms of her plus/minus. and that's what has her campaign worried. it's not that we didn't anticipate bernie's message. it's we believe people are policing to him because they don't want to listen to us.
how do they turn that around? >> and despite those net negatives in the heads to heads in the generals, she wins them by varying margins. but i think that's a reflection of her opponents. because what it says is that you have people who are going out and saying do i trust her will, i really don't trust her. am i voting for her? yeah, i guess i'll vote for her. what does that say about all the opponents? >> she doesn't defense sanders. >> so what if he wins new hampshire and iowa. but when you look forward on the eelectric terror california len dhar and you take into consideration the number of people of color who will participate when you get to nevada, when you get to south carolina, who are not going to be a factor in iowa and they're not a factor in new hampshire, the dynamics change and they benefit her, not bernie. >> okay. michael smerconish, always great to get your perspective. with all that being said about hillary clinton, why isn't
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so all hype aside, hillary clinton is getting all she can handle from senator bernie sanders. and there is a bigger problem. discuss. democrat being strategist and also sally kohn. put up the numbers of hillary clinton and bernie. no, i do not want this. >> i do. >> all sex. if you look at how hillary is doing against the big shots on the gop side, here you go, she loses to cruz, she loses to rubio, trump will tell you he's betting her. bernie sanders, however, look at
these numbers. yes, it's in one state, but so what. that is a very predictive state. it has a big independent base. so here's the question. why isn't hillary clinton doing as well as she's supposed do against senator sanders especially when you match her up against the gop? >> two reasons. first of all, in all fairness, and i'm not a hillary supporter, but in fairness the race has not really covered what is happening among the democratic candidates. she has given speeches about isis, about economic policy. they haven't been covered because we've been busy talking about donald trump's latest lies. so that being said, the other thing happening here is that clearly bernie sanders is speaking to not only a majority of democratic supporters, but a majority of americans who frankly, yes, they're worried about terrorism, but they don't want a dem going agai demagog a immigrants. he's the candidate speaking to
them. >> bob, what happens if bernie sanders wins iowa and wins at the moment he's predicted to wins new hampshire, they're neck and neck in iowa, then what happens to hillary clinton in this race? >> i don't know. i mean i'm going through my sixth presidential race. no, let me give you a couple answers. first of all, hillary clinton has been on the defensive now for a quarter of a century. if you think about that, she has been -- ever since she got into public life, she's been under attack, an easy target. after a while people start saying why is she always under attack. and then the trust factor builds in. her trust numbers are high and they won't change. this is not somebody that you can change the views of people who have watched her for a long time. that's one. secondly, yes, sanders message is good in new hampshire, but i could get 40% against hillary clinton in new hampshire. having said that, sanders conditions beat her, i don't think, in the long run.
he can lose it. and she certainly complaint win the presidency but the republicans i think they lose it. they're all mid-40s for her. >> how does she win, bob? if there is an intractable negative built in as you suggest, then how does she win? you see the numbers even in new hampshire where she should get the benefit of the doubt in the split of independent voters and she loses to the gop guys. why y. do you presume she wins in the hispanics and blacks will be high against any of the republicans. that's one. and when the public starts listening to what the republicans are actually saying, if it's cruz or trump or even rubio, they will start losing points because they're not in the mainstream. generally the idea you run to the right in the republican
caucuses and primaries and then try to move to the center. there ain't no moving to the center with these guys. they made their positions very clear whether guns, abortion. marco rubio, the ad in iowa, you think the guy read the new testament for the first time. he had every perfect quote from it. and again, it's just one of those things that for hillary clinton among even evangelicals, there ain't a whole lot of love. >> let's not the forget donald trump's negatives are way higher than hillary's. and that's a pretty -- >> but he's had that just in the last few minutes. >> the the question is who has their finger on the pults se ofe country. trump does seem to be where the country is right now. >> i beg to differ. i don't think the majority of the american people want to blame all of the world's muslims
for -- >> but people are afraid. >> he's tapping into the emotions of the american people, that's correct. but he's helping them draw the wrong conclusion, destructive conclusions that not only can don't make us more safe, but undermine or values. and he's built up those negatives because we in the president are talking about him and covering him. we cca don't -- hillary hasn't a chance. i support senator sanders more than i support hillary, but neither of their policies haved much of an airing because we're too busy talking about every time trump lies and we talk about that for three or four days. >> all right. thank you both for that. some of your opinions might change tomorrow because i'll sit down with hillary clinton. set your dvrs now for wednesday morning. we'll talk all about sanders and trump and so much more on the campaign trail. you can see a portion of my interview tomorrow night on erin burnett "outfront." and we'll get a very interesting look at this man on your screen.
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case and it's really not just in people's minds here, but also in prosecutors' minds over there. italian police vowing maximum attention to ashley olson's case. let's discuss what we know. what is the world over there in terms of the early motivations in this case and the concerns? >> well, right now it's a homicide investigation. they found her body saturday afternoon with bruises and scratches around her they canec. she wasn't wearing any clothes. the apartment didn't show any signs ever forced entry and her body didn't show any signs to the investigators at first glance that she was sexually assaulted. what we learned in the last hour or so, that her computer was active until noon on saturday -- or friday, sorry, which means
that she could have been dead for one day before her body was found. her body was found after her boyfriend who with whom she had had an argument alerted police that she wasn't answering her phone and he was concerned. and so he and the landlord went into the apartment with a key and found her there. >> and is it true that they are not looking seriously at the boyfriend at this time and those investigating the case have crossover with those who were involved in the amanda knox case? >> oh, yeah, very much the same players in this case as in the amanda knox investigation. the police investigator who announced case closed in the amanda knox -- in the meredith kercher case is the same lead inspector for the police in this case. we'll see if he's learned anything at all from the botched investigation that happened during the kercher case. there aren't nearly as many
leaks to the press as they were in the amanda knox case. things are much more tight lipped and we're not getting that kind of spillage that we did last time. >> no reason to avoid the obvious. it does smack familiar. the same prosecutor, same investigators on the case. another american woman involved. and it does seem to be a crime of passion at the least. how do you see it? >> well, it certainly looks that way. with bruises on her neck and no sign of forced entry, it looks like it's somebody that she knew. so you would think that her immediate circle of friend, the boyfriend, would all back immediate suspects. but of course this is going to depend on the forensic investigation, dna, blood investigation and that is the thing that really blew the amanda knox case. so let's see if florence police visuals have learned a lesson about being more careful with the scientific evidence. >> remember, there was an odd narrative in that case.
this was about police efforts supposedly to frame knox, to be unfair to her. what do you make of the fact that they came out with an early word that the boyfriend we talked to him, we're moving on? >> i don't know what to make of that because i don't see how you could rule out anybody at such an early stage in an investigation. >> don't even have an autopsy or forensics in. >> exactly. so i think it's premature to rule people in or out. that may be just a public fakout so a real suspect doesn't know that he's under investigation p but we'll have to see. but it's such an odd place. remember the public prosecutor in florence had prosecuted a previous case called the monster of florence case saying there was a satanic cult at work in florence killing people. so it's a pretty bizarre prosecutor's office. and we'll see. >> what do we know about ms. olson, 35 years old, beautiful, an artist. what else codo we know?
>> reporter: well, she moved to florence three years ago after her marriage fell apart. her father incidentally lives in florence, he works there as an architect. but her social networking sites are all full of pictures of her with her be did the loved dog, lots of friends. she was very social, very well liked. being a blond in a city of brunettes, she stood out and people knew who she was immediately. and nobody really had anything bad to say about her. she's 35 years old. was dating this artist as well who was in his 40s who is not a suspect, not named as a suspect yet. and we'll see where the investigation goes. she did have a few posts on her instragram page in which she alluded to the fact in which she may have had a stalker. pictures of her that she wasn't comfortable with and she tweet that had they were creepy. >> all right. thank you. obviously we'll keep checking in with you.
and also just to be clear, it is the same investigator group that is working on this, but they have broad jurisdiction. people are saying, wow, the same place -- no, that was 100 miles southeast of where this happened. it's just that these are the same investigators. what are your three big questions moving forward that they have to cover in terms of advancing the investigation? >> well, they have to sbrinterv her circle of friends in a thorough way, they have to look very carefully at the forensic evidence, the blood, dna. and then we now have computer evidence in the case, as well. they have to be looked at carefully. >> paul, thank you very much. the presidential race has exposed deep division this the republican party. how did the republican party lose its way and is donald trump the solution in david frum will be here with his provocative thoughts next.
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can the party unify and save off a revolt? david frum is senior editor for "the atlantic" and publiced an article about the complex state of the republican party. good morning. >> good morning. >> you talk about the rift between the rank and file and the elite in the gop. many people have taken a stab at this topic during the election cycle. you have a different take. you say the republican party is trapped. what does that mean? >> well, this article has a lot of facts and figures, a lot of polling data, and a lot of tracking of where the money came from. it is astonishing when you look at the more than $100 million that jeb bush raised in the first months of 2015. how it came from a few extremely wealthy individuals, and how little money he raised in amounts under $200. what happened after the 2012 election was the republicans who can write big checks decided the only thing we did wrong in 2012,
the only thing wrong with the mitt romney message, was he was too tough on immigration. otherwise, it was perfect. otherwise, cutting medicare for people now under 55, eliminating the health care coverage for tens of millions of people under the affordable care act, obamacare, our message that it was directed at entrepreneurs but not employees, all of that, perfect. >> david, is that what they concluded? did they -- >> i have the quotes. >> so in the autopsy, after mitt romney lost, they concluded it was his immigration message that scuttled the deal? >> right, that's it. and the people can write big checks never liked the immigration message in the first place. the story of the next two years was that the republican party doubled down on the romney-ryan message of 2012, while moving toward advocating basically doubling immigration. it was the gang of eight bill. it would not only have legalized people in the country illegal little, but doubled future flows
of migration. that is happening at the same time as the typical american family is earning $4,000 a year less than it did before the recession. as we're seeing among white americans who didn't go to college, now middle age, a decrease in life expectancy. something that didn't happen in the great depression. you have this extraordinary social demographic happening in the middle of american society, and this extremely wealthy group saying, romney was perfect if only he doubled immigration. >> somehow, donald trump, this brash billionaire, is seen as the answer for millions of republican voters. you write something, or say something, that nobody else is saying, and it's a eyebrow raiser. you say, donald trump is not a great real estate developer. he's not a great deal maker. huh? those are his two selling points. >> he's a great marketer. that's what he does. he branded the trump brand. a condominium is a box in the
sky. they're all pretty much the same. how did he persuade people to buy yours? he applied a brand. he was genius in doing that. in republican politics, at the start of the cycle, there were 17 republican candidates. 16 agreed on something like the gang of eight comprehensive immigration reform, which was rejected by the majority of the party. a majority of the party had a view that nobody was addressing, a minority of the party had a view competed over by 16 candidates. what does any smart marketer do? goes for the big market slice that is underserved, unserved, by the existing inhas bepeople space. >> what is the solution? >> i recommend the path i like best, the one least likely to be adopted. the party needs a more middle class economic message. smaller tax cut at the top.
more initiatives in the middle to raise incomes and address life expectancy issues. also, a less permissive approach to immigration. i don't think it's going to happen. i offer three other examples of what is more likely to happen than the thing i recommend. >> do you think donald trump is going to be the party's nominee? >> i don't think so. i think in the end, it's hard to get past the fact that 2/3 of republicans don't accept him. but he is going to rip the party apart. the things the party is going to have to do to stop him are going to seem illegitimate to the 1/3, 40% of republicans, who do support him. >> it's a great article and everybody should check out "the atlantic." thank you for sharing with us. >> thank you. >> we're following a lot of news this morning. let's get to it. a secret interview with el chapo for "rolling stone" magazine in october. >> the meeting, penn says, was brokered by mexican actress kate del castillo.
>> i want to do the monologue then go into hiding. not even sean penn will find me. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are neck and neck in the crucial states of iowa and new hampshire. >> the child of a u.s. citizen board abroad is a natural born citizen. >> is he a natural born citizen? honestly, we don't know. who the hell knows. david bowie, a true legend, has died of cancer. >> david bowie was genius. >> newest album "black star" was released on friday. >> he had a very quiet and private life, which is exactly how he wanted it. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo, alisyn camerota and michaela pereira. >> good morning and welcome to your new day. monday, january 11th, 8:00 in the east. we have breaking news of the somber variety. david bowie has died. the 69-year-old music genius,
fashion icon and, above all, artist, has left generations of fans mourning his loss. superstars like rolling stones, madonna, kanye west, all paying tribute to the man who made their careers possible, to an extent. >> summoning to his battle to cancer, the musician being remembered around the world. brian joins us now with more on bowie's career. >> so many people saying online this morning they thought he would never pass away. that he was someone who they believe would always be with us. those tributes, remembrances, pouring out this morning. he'd just released a new album a few days ago. ♪ changes >> reporter: legendary british singer david bowie, who influenced generations with his eclectic persona and ground
breaking sound. dead at age 69 after an 18-month battle with cancer. bowie's publicist confirming the icon died peacefully, surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. while many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy during their time of grief. his son tweeting, very sorry and sad to say it's true. i'll be offline for a while. love to all. ♪ is there life on mars >> reporter: a career spanning over 40 years. bowie was born in south london as david jones. ♪ ground control to major tom >> reporter: bursting on to the scene in 1969 with the smash hit "space oddity." ♪ check ignition and may god's love be with you ♪ >> reporter: later, as his space alien alter ego, ziggy stardust. ♪ ziggy played guitar, jamming
good ♪ >> reporter: bowie's flamboyant theatrics and style becoming a hallmark of the genre defined pop figure. ♪ there is a star man waiting in the sky ♪ >> reporter: his music, a rally cry for misfits everywhere. in 1996, bowie was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. awarded a grammy lifetime achievement award ten years later. his long-time wife, a supermodel, a steady fixture by his side. bowie continued working, dipping in and out of the public eye, releasing his latest album "black star" days ago, on his 69th birthday. much to critical acclaim. the album topping charts in the uk and the u.s. ♪ something happened on the day he died ♪ >> reporter: highlighting bowie's unparalleled ability to continue to push the envelope, even after four decades in the industry.
>> more than 130 million albums sold over his career. of course, now, we're in the streaming music era. i think i'm not the only one this morning playing some of his old hits on spotify, apple music, listening again. some of them you come back to. you hear them for three seconds and you know the song right away. >> takes you to a moment. the soundtrack of our lives, right? >> over so many decades. he embraced the video music era, making the music videos in the '80s and '90s. it's a blast to watch those videos on youtube this morning. a new album a few days ago, celebrating that new album. that one also reached number one on the charts. >> also, all of the image changes, shape shifters owe a debt of gratitude to david bowie. lady gaga. >> lady gaga said, there would be no lady gaga would be david bowie. >> it was a beauty. never a gimmick.
he was authentic in whatever the manifestation of what he was making. >> brian, we appreciate it. >> thanks. authorities in mexico would like to have a word with actor sean penn. turns out, he interviewed fugitive drug kingpin joaquin el chapo guzman in october for an article in "rolling stone" magazine. that had hollywood buzzing at the golden globes last night. >> i want to do this monologue and then go into hiding. not even sean penn will find me. [ applause ] snitch. >> meanwhile, there are conflicting reports about whether mexican police were told about that interview. as they begin the process of extraditing el chapo to the u.s. nick valencia is live in mexico city with the latest. nick? >> good morning, michaela. the mexican government is moving forward with the extradition of el chapo. filing the formal paperwork overnight. a senior law enforcement
official tells me that we should expect el chapo in the united states as early as this summer. meanwhile, the big news over the weekend is this rare and exclusive interview given to sean penn, of all people. in it, we hear el chapo in his own words talk about his life and his role in drug trafficking. in a two-minute clip posted to rolling stone.com, joaquin el chapo guzman gives an exclusive interview to mexican actress kate del castillo. academy award winner sean penn. >> translator: it's a reality that drugs destroy. unfortunately, as i said, where i grew up, there's no other way and there still isn't, a way to survive. no other way to work. >> reporter: el chapo speaking while on the run. follow up questions to a face-to-face meeting he had with penn in october.
>> translator: all i do is defend myself, nothing more. i do not start looking for trouble. >> reporter: this photo of the two taken three months after the drug kingpin escaped out of a maximum security prison in central mexico. mexican officials want to question the hollywood a-lister, along with this famous mexican actress, kate del castillo. she's credited with linking penn to the heavily guarded fugitive. penn writing in "rolling stone," i take no pride in keeping secrets that may be perceived as protecting criminals. guzman's desire to talk about the actors could have been the slip up to led to his capture. castillo forming a friendship with el chapo after a 2012 tweet, critical of the mexican government. cnn receiving contradictory information, about whether or not authorities knew about it before it was posted to the website. a separate source tells cnn they
were aware and it aided in finally catching the world's most wanted drug lord. >> el chapo wakes up this morning in a penitentiary, a place he's familiar with. he epicap capescaped from here july. will sean penn face any consequences for that interview in the jungle? mexican authorities want to question him. it's unclear if they'll get the opportunity. chris? >> nick, thanks for staying on this for us. we'll check back throughout the day. let's turn to politics. the iowa caucus is closer than ever on both sides of the aisle. look at this nbc news/wall street journal poll. ted cruz tightly over donald trump in iowa. could be within the margin of error. trump is dominating in new hampshire. we have live team coverage, beginning with athena jones. >> good morning, chris. trump has gone from raising what he said were other people's questions about cruz's citizenship to declaring that cruz isn't a natural-born
citizen. listen to what he told his crowd at the rally in iowa over the weekend. >> you can't have a person running for office, even though ted goes out and says, i'm a natural born citizen, but the point is, you're not. i mean, you've got to get a declarato declaratory judgment. >> this is a ramp up in the battle for the top spot in iowa, where we're seeing the tightening polls. it's succeeding in racing questions in some voters' minds in iowa and nevada over the weekend. it's no surprise trump isn't letting up. cruz says this is not an issue. legal experts agree. take a loon isten to his responn "state of the union" yesterday. >> the substance of the issue is clear and straight forward. as a legal matter, the constitution and federal law are clear that the child of a u.s. citizen born abroad is a natural born citizen. >> this constant drum beat from trump is forcing cruz to respond
over and over again. rand paul is raising similar concerns about cruz. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell said over the weekend, the senate won't intervene, as it did in 2008 with a resolution declaring john mccain was a natural born citizen. mccain was born on a military base in panama. >> thanks for that. early contests with tighter on the democratic side. polls show hillary clinton leading but struggling to pull away in iowa. bernie sanders still leading in new hampshire. sanders also outperforming clinton in matchups against top republicans in early states. cnn's national correspondent is live in washington with the democratic side for us. good morning. >> good morning. hillary clinton hasn't only lost in a contest with bernie sanders in iowa and new hampshire, but she's running neck to neck with republicans in hypothetical republic matchups. new hampshire, trump and clinton are essentially ties.
sanders does better here. in iowa, a similar picture. clinton is strong against trump but falls behind cruz and rubio. sanders fairs better against trump with closer contests against cruz and rubio. these hypothetical matchups are that, hype thet cothetical. in iowa and new hampshire, the race is uncomfortably competitive for clinton three week bfs before the voting begi in the caucuses. clinton is arguing she's the only democrat that can twin white house in november. she's gone from ignoring sanders to engaging him. her electability, we'll see if it's embraced or will backfire.
>> is bernie sanders starting to look like another senator named barack obama to voters? we'll figure that out. let's break down the state of the democratic race with jeff weaver, campaign manager for bernie sanders. good to have you. >> morning, chris. >> we'll get your take on the numbers. look at the primary races in iowa and new hampshire. hillary and bernie. we have o'malley, steady as a non-factor. he's been making traction since october in iowa. which is the bigger surprise than new hampshire, the neighbor state. what do you see in the numbers as to why you are gaining and doing better than some expected? >> chris, look, the american people are responding to senator sanders' message that we have a rigged economy, it's upheld by a corrupt political system, we need to transform america. we need to create a political system that works for all americans. that message is resonating in
iowa and new hampshire. national polls have shown up with movement. it's resonating nationally. i think we're getting closer and closer here in iowa to a victory on caucus day. >> rigged plus being a democratic socialist frightens some, as meaning, you're going to take away my ability to make money so you can give it to everybody else. allay my fears. >> chris, right now, we have an economy where all the new wealth and income is going to the top 1%. what we need to do is create an economy that works for the 99%. we need to raise wages, create good-paying jobs, make sure that corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. i think most americans agree with the agenda. that's why you're seeing in iowa and new hampshire, senator sanders is maintaining his lead in new hampshire and is surging in iowa. it wasn't that long ago that polls had senator sanders behind secretary clinton by double digits. there were some polls that had him behind 20 points. we're within 3 points in iowa.
he's ahead in new hampshire. you see in these general election matchups, you may have fears but most americans don't. you look at the critical battleground states. senator sanders performs far better among -- against republicans than secretary clinton. that's in large put because -- >> let's put the numbers up so people know what you're talking about. against the dprgop big shots, w have sanders and clinton. this is new hampshire. there you go. while we're showing the matchups, it is true what you say. bernie sanders, the senator from vermont, doing better than clinton in key matchups. it is not true that it is my fears i'm talking about. you know what i'm projecting. many people put that stink on the idea of a rigged economy. so why is he doing better than hillary in the matchups, in your opinion? >> look, the reason he's doing better is he does very, very well with democrats. he's popular with democrats but also extremely popular with independent voters.
the truth of the matter is no one wins the white house, wins the congress, unless they can put together the coalition of their own party, plus independents. he is so much stronger with independents than clinton, and ut make it makes him a stronger general election candidate. can you imagine if the democrats had to spend money defending new hampshire in the general election against donald trump? how are they going to win the general election if they have to play defense in all these places if secretary clinton is the nominee? bernie sanders is the candidate generating excitement. i'm sure you've seen it, chris. he's had large rallies all over the place. we're in iowa. tremendous enthusiasm. that's the enthusiasm we'll need to create a wave in november to keep the white house and take back the congress. >> we've seen it here on the show. the senator can be very passionate. in fact, i don't know what morning show he's been on more than ours. let's take a look at the case against bernie sanders from hillary clinton, which is
essentially, he's a gun nut. listen to what hillary clinton said. >> i think he has been consistently refusing to say that he would vote to repeal this absolute immunity from any kind of responsibility or liability. president obama and i, and senator sanders, were all in the senate at the same time. two of us voted against what the nra says was the most important piece of legislation in 20 years for the gun lobby. senator sanders voted with them. >> hillary clinton says bernie sanders wants to protect the gun lobby. the senator yesterday, through george stephanopoulos, said, i'm sticking by my votes and position. explain that to the democratic voters in the country. >> chris, i think if you look at what he said yesterday and what he has said the last couple months, what he's said is he's willing to take another look at that bill. there were aspects of the bill which he supported and aspects he opposed.
he has said publicly on "meet the press" and at the first two democratic debates, he's willing to take another look at the bill. look, it's political season. people will remember that secretary clinton has been all over the map on guns. she's been conservative on guns. been liberal on guns. people will remember the attack she leveled against then-senator barack obama, now president, back in 2008 on guns, when she was tacking to the right on this. i think her argument would be more compelling if she had a consistent record on this. >> right. >> you're seeing the polls and i think the clinton campaign is getting nervous. >> right. but listen, i see the tactic and i respect it politically. but that doesn't answer the question of where the senator has been in favorable positions to a gun lobby that democratic voters are ardently opposed to. who cares about senator clinton's record. this is about your man's. >> look, let's look at his record. want to talk about his record? >> please. >> senator sanders has opposed
assault weapons since 1988. he has voted for instant background checks since 1991. he supports closing the gun show loophole. he supports making a straw man gun purchasers a federal offense. he has been consistently in support of gun control legislation. he supports the president's executive action, in terms of broadening background checks. he has a strong record. it's easy to pick out one or two votes from somebody who has a 10,000 vote history. again, he's said he would take another look at this bill. i think that, you know, again, it's political season. i get it. but the secretary really doesn't have a lot of ground to stand on, in terms of gun control. she's been to the right, the left, the center on this issue, as necessary. >> jeff weaver, appreciate you coming on to answer the questions about what matters. see you in iowa. >> thank you, chris. good to see you.
also, alisyn camerota is sitting down with hillary clinton tomorrow in iowa. the interview first airs tomorrow night on "erin burnett out front." we'll have the full interview here on "new day" wednesday morning. alisyn camerota, hillary clinton, don't miss it. >> looking forward to that. upsetting news. fourteen agers suspected of gang raping an 18-year-old at gunpoint in brooklyn, new york, are in police custody. a fifth suspect is still at large. police say the teens took turns raping the victim at a playground thursday night, after forcing her father to leave the scene. the father had no other choice but to run for help. by the time he returned with police, the suspects were gone. democrats in the state of maine pushing for the impeachment of the governor. critics say the leader abused
his power and misused state assets. the governor not commenting. it comes days after he apologized for making racially charged remarks to explain maine's heroin epidemic. rocky balboa finally wins a golden globe. marking a high point of last night's award show by winning his first golden globe for playing the iconic boxer. he won best supporting actor for "creed." guess who he thanked? rocky. >> most of all, i want to thank my imaginary friend rocky balboa for being the best friend i ever had. >> i've never liked the globes more. stallone won. "the revenant" won and honored best actor leonardo dicaprio. they say he is the best actor, changes for every role. is this his year? "the martian" was considered a
comedy, which was controversy, but i didn't care because matt damon won. brie larson won best actress in a drama for "room." jennifer lawrence was best actress in a comedy for "joy." tv side, "mr. robot" best drama series. amazon's "mozart in the jungle," best comedy series. made an offer, the producers when they got up there, if there were actors in the room to play an instrument, there's a sign-up sheet. >> awesome. the story that fascinated many over the weekend, el chapo spent six months on the run but found time for sean penn. how did that happen? could or should sean penn face charges? we're going to ask a former top official at the dea. to get wher. and i didn't get here alone. there were people who listened along the way. people who gave me options. kept me on track.
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getting to know kate del kos ti -- kos ti castillo. we have more on kate del castillo. >> reporter: this is the woman sean penn says served as link between him and joaquin el chapo guzman. kate del castillo has been famous in mexico a long time, but americans have been introduced to the actress only in recent years. she has appeared in films like last year's "no good deed," a thriller about a man who escapes from prison. >> i tried to wait. >> reporter: the 43-year-old also played mexican crime bust on season five of "weeds" in 2009. she raised eyebrows in 2012 when she posted a tweet about el chapo. today, i believe more in el chapo guzman than in the governments that hide the truth from me, even though it is painful, del castillo wrote. she reflected on an interview on
cnn in español that more than a compliment to el chapo, it was a criticized comment about the government. >>. >> translator: we know what he does. the others hide everything from us. >> reporter: after el chapo escaped, she told cnn she was dumbfounded. >> translator: i'm mexican and get angry when in the united states, people say bad things about mexico and i defend mexico. the moment comes when you can't defend that which is indefensible. >> reporter: in her roles, film and tv, she's been at odds with the law multiple times. after helping sean penn get an interview with el chapo, she may be in trouble for real. mexican authorities say they want to question her. rafael romo, cnn. this morning the u.s. is trying to extradite el chapo to the u.s. did the interview with sean penn
help bring the fugitive in, and could sean penn be in trouble? joining us now is the former dea who investigated el chapo and his cartel. thanks so much for being here. how do you think it's possible that sean penn was able to figure out where el chapo was hiding when the dea, fbi, mexican authorities could not? >> well, we're talking about apples and oranges. quite frankly, sean penn and kate del castillo were able to reach chel chapo guzman becausee led them to where he was at. it was not that they conducted an investigation or an operation which led them to el chapo guzman. he, in fact, brought them to him. >> el chapo in the interview with sean penn acknowledges that, in a matter of fact way, that he is a drug kingpin and he talks about how successfully he's been, in terms of flooding the u.s. and elsewhere with
narcotics. does that change anything, in terms of the case against him? >> well, the fact of the matter is, the best evidence that you can have in a court of law in the united states is -- are the declarations from the defendant himself. i'm sure that the prosecutors here in the united states will be using his declarations when he's extradited to the united states and faces criminal proceedings here. >> el chapo also said that there was no way, coming from his poverty-stricken village, to make a living, other than to become a drug dealer. there was no other way to pr live for his family. as someone who had chased him for many years, do you have sympathy for that? >> well, i understand the poverty, but the fact of the matter is, there's other things they can do. sinaloa, where he's from, is highly agricultural. he could have gone into something else.
but he uses his poverty as an excuse to engage in criminal activi activity, which has led to tremendous violence in mexico, as well as the united states. >> yeah. i don't have to tell you that the last time he was on the run, he was gone for 13 years with international authorities looking for him. are you surprised that this one was a relatively quick capture? >> well, i was surprised. but, you know, keep in mind, president pena nieto lost credibility when he escaped. he saturated the golden triangle area of the mexican states of sinaloa and durango, and they started to constrict and limit the capability of chapo dpguzma
to maneuver and hide in the area. it led him to a different city, putting him into the mouth of the wolf. >> i like that. did the "rolling stone" article help facilitate or hasten his capture? >> the fact of the matter is that i think that played little to no role. you have to keep in mind that sean penn took extraordinary measures not to be tracked by the dea or the mexican agencies. so they were up in a mountainous area where they had no cell phone coverage. they didn't take cell phones. no laptops. the interview that penn did of chapo guzman had to be committed to his memory. >> then he submitted questions, we understand, via text after that. what he couldn't remember, he submitted to el chapo via text. that's when el chapo recorded himself answering some of the
questions and sending it back to sean penn. do you think that sean penn or kate del castillo should face charges? >> well, the fact of the matter is, unless they aided and abetted and provided material support, no. there's other presidents where reporters went in and interviewed, for example, osama bin laden when he was heading up al qaeda. there was the owner in mexico that went to see the number two individual of the sinaloa cartel. interviewed him. so there is really no basis to arrest them or to try them based on the fact that they met with chapo guzman. >> okay. there you go. michael, thank you so much for sharing your experience with us on "new day." >> pleasure. >> michaela? the race for iowa coming
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only three weeks until the iowa caucuses and new polls showing a virtual tie in iowa for the democrats. hillary clinton and bernie sanders, three points a part within the margin of ere rror. how will the race change? dr. mcdwyer is the chair of the republican party. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> are you surprised by how tight the numbers are on the democratic side? >> since the beginning, i've always said it's going to be competitive. it usually is in iowa. it certainly has held to that now. >> dr. mcguire, explain how this is possible. how is it that a senator, certainly one without, before now, household name recognition from vermont, not a battleground state, has caught up so
decisively with the most famous woman in the world, arguably, hillary clinton? >> this is what makes iowa special. it's not about name id. it's not about how much money you have. it's about coming and meeting with iowans, talking about issues that are important to them. that's what senator sanders has done and secretary clinton has done. it's what governor o'malley has done. it's why they're doing well in iowa. that's the special cause we hsae and why i think it's important. >> what are iowan voters wanting to hear? what do you think the main issue is? >> i think they have a couple issues. what you need to talk to is what your vision is for the country and for our state. you need to talk about education. talk about health care. talk about income inequality. college affordability has been a big issue. i think as you talk to people at their kitchen tables, in their small communities, as you talk to them about those issues and how you want to take the country forward, that's what iowans are looking for. >> aren't those the issues, the
pocketbook issues, that bernie sanders is known for over hillary clinton? >> i don't think any of the candidates in particular are known for the issues. they're all working on the issues. what i really see is our candidates are talking about thoughtful solutions to the problems that are happening to our iowa families, and how they can take our country forward. really, the contrast is with the republicans not talking about solutions but talking in a more hateful way. >> one of the things donald trump is talking about, he's bringing up bill clinton's sexual past and making it a cam t pain issue. is that resonating? what are iowans saying about that line? >> i don't hear that at all. i go all over iowa. i hear iowans talking about their kids. hear them talking about the future of the country. i hear them talking about economic issues. talking about how they want to send their kids to college but either themselves or their children are going to be saddled with debt. i hear them talking about health care and making sure we have
health care for everyone in the future. that's the sort of comments i hear. that's what i think will make a difference in the caucus. >> dr. mcguire, i want to get you to address one little hiccup that's happened in your state. there's this iowa democratic u.s. senate hopeful who says there is a democratic machine in iowa and it is rigged to elect hillary clinton. his evidence is that he said that he was trying to put out on social media an endorsement of his own for bernie sanders, and it was edited out somehow. do you want to address that? >> well, i'm not sure i know what you're speaking of. i can tell you that the democratic party, and myself in particular, i have been completely neutral and non-partisan in this election. we want all of our candidates to be able to go all over iowa and talk about our democratic message. to me, it's so important. i'm not favoring anyone. the party isn't favoring anyone. we're hearing from all these
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here we go with the five things to know. number one, friends and fans around the world mourning the death of david bowie, the british rock legend. he died following an 18-month battle with cancer. he just turned 69 on friday. authorities in mexico want to talk to actor sean penn about the interview he conducted in october with the fugitive drug lord el chapo. mexican authorities are beginning the extradition process to the u.s. three weeks before the iowa caucuses, republicans ted cruz and donald trump neck and neck in iowa. trump leads in new hampshire. on the democratic side, hillary clinton leads per knee sane ber three points in iowa and sanders has the lead in new hampshire. a man detained by north korea, claiming to be an american citizen. officials say he handed over
confidential information to south korea. the ringling brothers circle retiring their elephant acts in may, a year and a half ahead of schedule. the circus had allegations of poor treatment and laws preventing aspects of the shows. for more, visit new day cnn.com. chris? i have bad news for you. after a few mild days on the east coast, i am told, some say, old man winter is making a bitter return. don't blame me. i fought for this not to be the case. meteorologist chad meyers, not to be confused with other movie stars of similar looks, has a forecast you will find. if you must. >> 60 degrees in new york city yesterday, and now it's 30, chris. things have gone downhill quickly. the same cold front you probably watched minneapolis and seattle play in yesterday.
that cold air ripped through the midwest and into the northeast. batteries are dying all over the northeast today. you'll have to put a new one in maybe if your battery is low, gets colder and they work less. all of a sudden, the engine goes, and doesn't go farther than that. things have gone down. lake-effect snow in buffalo. into water town and eastern shores of lake michigan. there will be a lot of snow. some spots could pick up a couple feet. those are the tug hill plateau areas and the snow band areas of western new york. doesn't warm up much. we stay in the 30s and 40s. even on wednesday, only a high of 31. morning lows will be in the teens in new york city. feels a lot colder than when you went to work. that's how quickly the air dropped in the city. >> i don't like it either, but it is january. >> that's right. >> i accept it. chad, thank you very much. his hit songs like "let's
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♪ there's a man waiting in the sky ♪ ♪ he'd like to meet us i think that was my favorite david bowie song. >> it's a good one. >> the star man by legendary david bowie. the rock icon died sunday after a year and a half battle with cancer. a battle that was very, very private. let's bring in former editor for "people" magazine, larry. he's back, cnn senior media correspondent, brian steltzer. first, both of you reflect on it. that has his loss -- what is it going to mean to the world of music? >> other than the beatles, he was the most influential pop star. the level of challenging. his record on friday was a challenging jazz record. he was always looking to do something different. putting that aside, song after song, just incredible. they're part of our consciousness. it's a terrible loss. >> kanye west said david bowie
made magic for a lifetime. he was definitely magic, and it was for a lifetime. 50 years. it was a combination of those two qualities that makes him that icon we're all describing. >> look at the people who are famous now. lady gaga, katy perry, u2, madonna. they were spawned by him. what he did was unbelievable. >> the aspect of performing. >> absolutely. >> hasn't had a hit number one song since the '80s since "let's dance" and that album, but his legacy or impact continued on. lady gaga just tweeted about it. >> even though hadn't do have an individual single that popped quite as bright, his album that came out last weekend did make number one in the uk right away. i think number two in the u.s. there wasn't an individual song, but the new album was getting a lot of critical aslam. >> -- acclaim. >> you had to hear it. >> there's a difference between cool and commercial.
>> absolutely. >> he was cool. yes, a lot of others came and followed in his footsteps. they never made him fade. you know what i mean? he never was exceeded by them. his art always remained unique. >> i'm going to see a musical he wrote that's downtown, "lazarus." he was always pushing the art. he could believe played "rebel, rebel" every night, but he was always pushing the boundaries of his art. >> we brought you in to talk about the globes but we wanted to talk about the icon. let's pivot to the globes. larry, your overall grade of the show? >> i'd give it a b or a b minus. >> wow. >> the golden globes are like the iowa caucuses. you have an incredibly unrespective number of people with a huge influence over something bigger that happens down the road. >> 97 voters from the hollywood press association?
>> almost laughter. >> brian, let's go to ricky gervais. how did he do? >> polarizing opinions about ricky gervais. i found him to be funny enough. there were moments he was purposely crossing the line, but i thought he kept the show going all right. big surprise for me was the "spotlight" had been shut out. it was expectations that it would be the one to beat at the oscars. to not perform well at the golden globes was surprising. >> this is the foreign press. >> michael keaton was this, but it wasn't the movie like dicaprio's. >> is this his year? >> isn't every year sort of his year? >> i think so. >> you think it might be? >> the voting is already in. i think so. i think there's no -- again, to believe the political analogy, there's no challenge. >> eddie redmayne? >> won last year.
>> not as many surprises film wise. on the tv side, there were. old favorites. these are all newish franchises. >> "mr. robot." >> big surprise. >> show i've been meaning to watch, "mozart in the jungle." >> i thought i was the only person watching it. >> the golden globes give attention to lesser known shows. we saw the amazon ceo in the audience celebrating "mozart in the jungle." >> the nods to those shows, what does it mean for the golden globes themselves? i can't imagine people are tuning in to see "mr. robot" win. >> this is the best party in town. people have a good time at the show. >> it's a celebrity petting zoo. >> i was happy to see "the martian" win for best comedy. it's ridiculous to think it's a comedy. >> but it's part of the
ridiculous thing the golden globes are. >> you end up pushing other comedies. "train wreck" and some of the others aside. >> fair point. "train wreck" could have won. wonderful movie. it was shoved aside. >> ask what color jennifer lawrence's dress was. they'll know. that's why people watch the show. >> thanks for that wrap-up. good stuff is next. at ally bank, no branches equals great rates. it's a fact. kind of like working from home equals not working. numbers look pretty good, how's it on your end dave? oh, the numbers look so good. dave, dave's on it.
this is a good one. if you live in any city, there are homeless people there. what do you do when you see them? most try to figure out whatnot to do. subway computer on a train, sees this guy go to a homeless guy and videos. he literally took off his shirt, gave it to the homeless man, talked to him. helped him put the shirt on. he went back to his seat, put the hat on the man. before exiting the train, the man who shot the video said he asked the good samaritan ask if the homeless man wanted to go to the hospital, and he relied yes. he took him away. this is what the good stuff is truly about. >> so nice. a lot of -- i ride the subway and people avert their eyes when
they see something painful. he stepped up and did something. >> well done. >> people will say, what am i going to do? you can always do something. you don't have to do what this man did, but it shows you a beautiful example of how far some of us are willing to go. time now for "newsroom" with carol costello. >> monday is the worst day of the week, but i'll rise to the challenge. have a great day. "newsroom" starts now. happening now in the "newsroom." ♪ let's dance ♪ put on your shoes and dance the blues ♪ >> remembering rock and roll superstar david bowie. ♪ ground control to major tom >> musical chameleon, fashion icon. >> he changed his persona so often. >> this morning, fans spanning from the