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i'm greeted most warmly by total strangers. the other stuff that's there, the iran we read about, heard about, seen in the news but this, this, this i wasn't prepared for. ♪ i took a walk through this beautiful world ♪ ♪ felt the cool rain on my shoulder ♪ ♪ found something good in this beautiful world ♪ ♪ i felt the rain getting colder ♪ ♪ sha, la, la, la, la ♪ sha, la, la, la, la, la ♪ sha, la, la, la, la, la ♪ sha, la, la, la, la, la
it feels like there are neighborhoods of rome that's built like these. after all this time i finally had my chance to see a country i'd heard so much about. the weather is nice. i don't know what i was expecting, but it's nice. a big blank spot on nearly every traveler's resume. merci. delicious. thank you. ♪ [ in child's voice ] >> once upon a time there was an ancient kingdom where they found a lot of magical black stuff under the ground. but two other kingdoms had the key to the magical black stuff, and when they wouldn't share, the people of the ancient kingdom got mad. they voted, and their leader said the magical black stuff is ours to keep.
but the other kingdoms were afraid of losing all of the magical black stuff so they gave money to some bad men to get rid of the leader. they put back in power another leader, and they gave him money too. to some he was a good king, but to others he could be very cruel. after many years the people of after many years the people of the kingdom got mad. this time even madder. so they scared the king away forever, and then things started to get really messed up. >> okay. that's a simplistic and incomplete way to sum up the last hundred-odd years of iranian history.
but the point is there were a lot of issues and differing agendas leading to the explosion of rage known as the iranian hostage crisis. look, we know what iran, the government, does. george w. bush famously called them part of the axis of evil. their proxies in iraq have done american soldiers real harm. there is no doubt of this. but i hope i can be forgiven for finding these undeniable truths hard to reconcile with how we are treated on the streets everywhere we go. so forget about the politics if you can, for a moment. how about the food? the food here is amazing. chelo kabob, as close as you can get to a national dish. and the king of kebabs. ground lamb with spices, a good place to start.
so what do you guys do for a living? >> i export nuts. >> i am a curator of contemporary art. >> which is an exploding scene here. >> three different culture, abyssian culture, iranian and islamic culture. >> it has changed a lot during the last decade. so this is the actual marrying. i would recommend you to try this one and this one and this one. >> okay. >> why not? >> so a chelo kabob wouldn't be complete without persian rice. fluffy, long grained, perfectly seasoned with saffron, the rice in this country is like nothing
you've ever had. >> tony, first you should take the butter and put it on your rice. bon appétit. >> bon appétit. >> it's good. >> it's really good, yeah. it was a hopeful time when i arrived in iran. a window had opened. there had been a slight loosening of restrictions since the election of president hassan rouhani, and there was optimism for a deal that could lead to an easing of crippling economic sanctions imposed because of iran's continued nuclear program. trade restrictions that have been very, very difficult for everyone. but there's a push happening between opposing factions in the government. on one hand iranians are the descendants of ancient persia, the empire of poetry, flowers, the highly influential culture that goes back thousands of years. but the ruling clerical and military class are at best
ambivalent, at worst actively hostile to much of that tradition. severe religious-based restrictions of speech, dress, behavior were ushered in by the rise of the ayatollah during the 1979 islamic revolution. ♪ >> so how does one have fun in iran these days? this is a line that is constantly being tested.
alcohol is, of course, forbidden. you can get away with listening to rock or rap, sort of, sometimes. but you cannot yourself rock or be seen to visibly rock. not everyone in iran is delighted with what their country has become since the revolution. but even insinuating discontent can have consequences. protesters, dissidents, journalists have been simply disappeared into the maw of the
national security system. huh? what? >> it's some military police. don't shoot, please. let us cross. >> we are in the northern-most spit of land in tehran. up here the land of tehran, the road stops and it gets really steep. the place for iranians to escape the heat, escape the pollution and have a kabob and just kind
ever-shifting -- how -- is fun even a good idea? >> a lot of push and pull. a lot of give and take. when i first started coming here you wouldn't hear pop music in a restaurant or -- >> it's everywhere now. >> now it is everywhere. >> we have police, they arrest girls or women for having the hijab or not being covered enough. it is not that we live with the police in our head, you know. >> one of the first things that people will say when you say, i'm going to iran. yeah, but don't they make women do this, this, this, this. >> yeah. >> actually not so much, not as much as our friends. compare and contrast, women aren't allowed to drive in saudi arabia. >> that's right. or vote. >> or vote. you can drive. you can vote. >> yeah, of course. of course. >> can you run a business? >> of course. my sister is an accountant. she has her own company. girls are allowed to do almost everything, except if you want to go and watch football. >> can't watch football?
>> we cannot. >> women's issues are often at the spear point of change or possible change here. on one hand, prevailing conservative attitudes demand certain things. on the other hand, iranian women are famously assertive, opinionated. it's a striking difference from almost everywhere else in the region. so why are we so friendly with the saudis again? >> it's a good question. that's a really good question. >> i'm happy that you asked that question. >> do you like it? are you happy here? >> look, i am at a point now after five years where i miss certain things about home. i miss my buddies. i miss burritos. i miss having certain beverages with my buddies and burritos and certain types of establishments. but i love it. i love it and i hate it. you know, but it's home. it's become home. >> are you optimistic about the future? >> yeah, especially if this nuclear deal finally happens. yeah, very much, actually. >> despite the hopeful nature of
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what's okay for the friendly, to us at least, ministry of guidance might not be okay at all for the basij, essentially roving, young religious militias. despite all permits and paperwork being in order, we are detained for several hours. this sort of harassment is a daily part of life for iranians. >> just turn it off right now. >> bye-bye. bye-bye. >> i'm so glad to be here. thank you. hello. hi. good to meet you. people have been ridiculously nice to us. aren't you guys supposed to be the axis of evil?
>> you are absolutely right. we are demonized by the media outside. you show black and white. people are demonstrating and killing and bombing and this and that and you see and this and that, but you never talk about the real people who are actually living peacefully inside the country. you know? and eventually in the future of the world, we and americans have a very special place in this, you cannot play a game without considering iran as a friend. >> one of his passions is ancient persia, culinary history, and he is writing a book on the subject. how do you pronounce the specialty here? dizi? >> dizi, it's the name of the pot. >> it's like earthenware. >> this is one of the dishes of humankind. it goes back to mesopotamia 6,000 years ago. >> potato, chick peas, water, lamb cooked together. add a little fat. mash it up with potatoes and chickpeas. that's good. what do iranians want to eat today?
it is a home cooking culture. i mean -- >> yes. we didn't have the culture of eating out. this is a culture of sacred foods in the house. things which are unheard of. it's not in the book. >> that's really interesting. >> a lot of secrets. >> have you ever tried traditional iranian food? >> it's difficult because everybody says the great food of iran is cooked in people's homes. >> yes. >> this is a land of secret recipes passed down within families like treasured possessions. beautiful spread of food. >> she's my wife. i am a really lucky man. she is very good cook. >> bejan, like so many iranians i have met, has been kind enough to invite me to his home.
>> this is milk and chicken soup. >> it looks really good. >> my mom said that iranian people loves guests. and they will never get tired if the guest likes their food. >> mm-mmmm. a stew of fried chicken, onion, ground walnuts, pomegranate, and tomato paste. and this fruit, some kind of fruit? >> yes, there's the dried apricot inside as well. >> delicious. so good. >> needed 24 hours time. >> these are very sophisticated, very time-consuming dishes to prepare. always from scratch and always in excess of what you could possibly need. you tend to kill your guests with kindness around here. >> that dish is from the south of iran. >> from the persian gulf? >> persian gulf.
yes. >> this one is from north. >> maybe if i could try some? yes. thank you. >> of course. >> that one, we made it with beans, meat. >> it's so good. fantastic food. >> men and boy, both of them working. >> it's hard to do something like this. that's what i'm waiting for. that's the crispy rice at the bottom. what is it called? tariq? >> tariq. exactly. >> lovely. merci. >> my mom and my mother-in-law, they think if they have a guest, they have to have at least two or three kind of foods. if they make just one, they think it is not very polite for a guest. now they set the example for my generation. that i have a guest i will just make one food, one appetizer, one dessert. >> you know why? do you know why?
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khomeini's word became more or less law. today hundreds of thousands of iranians are bused to his enormous shrine from all over the country. the national holiday, khomeini died on this day in 1989, his funeral attended by over 10 million iranians. [ speaking foreign language ]. >> america and all of the world,
for friendship. [ speaking foreign language ]. >> thanks. >> don't want to miss the bus. south of tehran, the landscape opens up. nearly 300 miles of iranian highway stretching to the city of isfahan. isfahan is iran's third largest city. half the world as the saying went back when this was the capital of persia and beyond.
the city is renowned for its architecture, the grandest bridges and mosques dating back to the middle ages. >> where are you from? >> the usa, from america. where are you from? from, isfahan or from tehran? >> tehran. >> nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you, too. >> yes, hello. >> welcome. >> thank you. thank you so much. very beautiful. i'm guessing from the decor, this is a former wrestler's hangout?
tucked deep in the labyrinth of isfahan's bazaar, the smell of something very, very good. this shop has been here doing the same thing for a hundred years. and based on the line, it must be doing it right. i've had biryani in india. i had it in uzbekistan but there's no question who invented it. >> no. >> biryani. maybe you know the word.
though this doesn't look like any biryani i ever had. minced lamb shoulder, onion, tumeric, cinnamon, mint, and of course, saffron, more valuable than gold by weight. this is delicious. >> very good. >> isfahan today, is it one of the most visited areas by tourists. >> yeah, everybody know if you go to tehran, you don't visit isfahan, you are wasting your time. >> the royal mosques, naghsh-e jahan, the second largest square in the world behind tiananmen in china. at dusk families come to the square to cool off, picnic, and have, yes, it looks like even a little bit of fun. ♪
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along the way, reminders of just how far back this culture goes. the ruins of ancient caravans, highway rest stops from when armies, merchants, traders traveling by camel, by foot all passed along these same routes. this right here, a stop on what was once the silk road extending all the way to china. ♪ in this part of the world, whatever your background, bread is a vital, essential, fundamental and deeply respected staple. and mornings in tehran countless bakeries like this one turn out
as much as they can. oh, man. it smells good in here. >> you have to stand in line. >> no problem. standing on line is a daily part of life for many iranians. they bake these on small stones. gives it the textures. >> that's why it's called tahdig. stone, pebble. >> in years since the '79 revolution, iranians have endured wars, food sanctions
that have caused the economy to sputter. >> so i am going to make you a small table. >> right. >> he is kind enough to take me for breakfast. >> it is made from bulgur wheat? >> yes. you know what is inside the except wheat? it is meat. it is turkey. this is a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. >> that's good. >> you like? >> yeah, and this bread is amazing. you were how old when the war with iraq started? >> i was exactly 7. >> iraq attacked and it was a surprise attack. iran's eight-year-long war with saddam hussein's iraq is deeply, deeply felt. hundreds of thousands of iranians, many of them children, died fighting in that conflict. were you afraid? >> very afraid. my brother was in france for two years out of eight. and it was not only my brother. many young people like him. eight years of war with a country that is supported by many big powers. >> and it is worth mentioning whatever you think, wherever we are now, that saddam supported by the u.s. government and with
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well, it looks spectacular. >> you can't have this in the restaurant. it's time consuming. it's very expensive. so you have to -- persian cuisine has to be experienced in somebody's home. >> thank you. >> so this one here is called -- >> slow cooked lamb in yogurt. >> yogurt, saffron and egg yolks. >> a prominent art gallery owner insisted i come over for lunch with her friends and family. >> here we have sour cherry
rice. the meatballs of chicken. >> sour cherries. more than any other nation, we like sour cherries. >> the cook has been with the family for generations. rice mixed with yogurt and saffron baked into a crispy dough. don't think of rice as a side dish around here. it can be the main event. >> okay. very, very good. >> you put far more on the table than anyone can conceivably eat. is that -- >> yes, if you don't like your guest, you don't put anything. >> and here we have a large very big meatball. >> kufta tarisi. ground beef, onion, and cooked rice. walnuts, dried apricots, boiled egg and barberries. >> anyway, we are a very interesting nation. >> and very, very confusing. >> extremely confusing. >> the contradictions are just --
>> enormous. >> enormous. >> iranians, we take you into our house and take you to our hearts. in that way we are extreme. we are extremists in so many ways. >> you see this tortured relationship between america and iran for many years. how do you think most americans will react when they see this? >> they will start coming. >> yes. >> it is very important for us as iranians, to get true, to make sure that we are seen as humans here and not the so-called enemy or the darkness of iran. like you go to anybody's house in iran, and i am sure they will welcome you. >> the axis of evil. we are not the axis of evil. just normal evil like everybody else. >> ten years ago iran was -- people, they had hope for future. young people, they wanted to travel. they had a little bit of money but because of sanction, this sanction really squeeze everybody. eight years, no foreign investment here. and so it was very difficult
time. and then the population is really young. 70% are under 35. and the thing is, they deserve much more than what they have now. they want to have good jobs. they want to make, you know, have families. but it's not possible now for them. >> i hope we can have more faith in the ordinary americans, because every little change in the policy of the western country, it really, really affects our lives here. ♪ >> the milad tower, iran's tallest building and a symbol of national pride. it rises 1,000 feet in the air and looks out the all tehran and beyond. we were out on the observation deck, trying to make some sense of it all. our time in iran was coming to an end.
and it's impossible to see if there was a window opening or was there only a moment in time before it's shut again? you learn pretty quickly that in iran, there is plenty of gray area, an undefined territory. where is the line? it seems to change with barely a moment's notice. okay. here it comes. >> this is the first time that we have experienced such things. ♪
♪ ♪ last day in iran. night falls and the kids, like kids anywhere, get in their rides and head for somewhere they can hanl hang out. amazing how many american classics here. where do you get them? >> old men, old people. >> old guys, right. and then fix them up? >> yeah. >> mustang. camaro. >> camaro. >> firebird? >> pontiac. >> that's the perfect l.a. car right there. is this a car club or people just come?
>> hangout this way. it's our friends. >> what if i called out for a little delivery? one last thing everyone's been telling me i have to try, iranian take out pizza. it comes with ketchup. >> what do you think of iranian pizza? >> not bad. >> not bad. >> we don't put ketchup on pizza though. >> i love ketchup. >> i spent my youth pretty much doing this, hanging out in the parking lot. let's assume the worst, let's assume that you cannot see any way to reconcile what you think of iran with your own personal beliefs. you just generally don't approve. >> yeah. >> i think those are exactly the sort of places you should go. >> totally. >> see who we're talking about and where we're talking about here. >> i think it's almost un-american not to go to those
and a 9-year-old boy deemed unadoptable, we were there along for the ride during this incredibly emotional journey. newsroom l.a. starts now. >> nearly 30 million in the u.s. are under a blizzard warning. this is a live look in washington, d.c. where they're expecting 30 inches or nearly a meter of snow. that would be a record. so far more than 4,000 flights have been canceled.
how does it look derek van dam? >> not good. quite a difference depending on where you're living or visiting on the east coast. some computer model s indicatin over 30 inches of snow for d.c., but significantly less for new york and boston. all models agree that washington, d.c. is the hot spot. that's our bull's eye. look at the american rpm model for new york city indicating 16 inches of snow. so you can see the difficulty in forecasting this particular storm. it's all about the path, it's all about the track of low pressure. we talk about this a lot. there's a look at the latest watches and warnings across the country. we have blizzard warnings in store for washington, d.c. we'll have plenty more coming up, john. later in the show. back to you. >> keep us up to date, okay? >> absolutely, you got it, john. >> this monster tomorrow could
cause major air forts to see one or two feet of snow. others will be dealing with freezing rain and ice. already renee, airlines have preemptively canceled thousands of flights. >> that's right. i mean, already before the storm has even arrived, we are seeing thousands of cancellations. and we know that number will continue to build friday through the weekend. tonight, preparations under way at airports in major cities up and down the east coast. one of the airport, reagan national, just outside washington, d.c. >> i think that it could be disastrous for a lot of people to get out of town. i know if you look at the lines, i'm not the only ones trying to get out a little bit early.
>> we're checking our chemical levels, our equipment and calling in our snow removal teams so that we're prepared to clear the runways and roadways. >> airlines are already cancelling some friday and saturday flights along the east coast. they're also allowing passengers to change their flights for free. as the storm threatens to to the ground b aall flights in some mr cities. >> in some 2010, holiday blizzards forced airlines to cancel cancel 10,000 flights. passengers are warned to make alternate plans now.
airlines have already started making cancellations for friday through the weekend. so if you haven't changed your reservation at this point, your chances are getting out before the storm slim to none. >> how long before things get back to normal. >> i have to say, things are tough at this point. we really don't know how bad it actually will be at the end of the day. it may be well into next week. i mean, it could be monday, it could be tuesday, it could be sunday. it's really unclear at this point. but one thing we can guarantee is that operations will be extremely limited in some areas. there will be zero operations saturday as well as sunday.
>> thanks for being with us. >> washington, d.c. and baltimore are expected to be ground zero for the heaviest snowfalls in the coming days. a light dusting of snow wednesday night brought much of the u.s. capital photphotto a s still. what's the worst case scenario you're preparing for over the next couple of days? >> you know, john, we're preparing for this could be epic storm we're looking at right now. there are predictions going off the map for it. we're prepared for two feet plus of snow, making sure the residents are ready and making sure that we can do a good clean-up effort on it. >> it's not just the snow, it's
the wind as well, the blizzard-like conditions. how does that add into the mix. what happened last night with almost two inches of snow during the rush hour is our most vulnerable time like that. we're really concerned about residents being indoors, not being out in the storm. we're concerned we may perhaps get some collapsed roofs. and we just want to make sure the residents are safe and we've got our emergency services capable of getting out there and that folks are taking this seriously for the danger that exists. >> about six years ago, flfs a
really big heavy snowstorm like this. back then, i think hundreds of thousands of people lost electricity. are you expecting the same thing this time? >> we are preparing for that. it is a very real chance we're going to see some pretty high numbers for power outages. the storms we received back in 2010, those were a series of storms over a few days. we're looking at record snowfalls in just one event, one singular event. that's really concerning us. we are preparing for those power outages. as a matter of fact, right as i was coming here, i was talking to the operations people from our power provider here in the district to make sure we're well coordinated and getting those things restored as quickly as possible. >> send your pics at #cnn
weather for more on this historic snowstorm including what causes a nor'easter. a leading conservative voice is taking aim a republican presidential front-runner donald trump. the national review magazine will publish a special edition on friday opposing trump's run for the white house. you see it right there, says against trump. inside a blistering editorial calls trump, quote, a menace to american conservatism. the republican national committee is now disinviting the national review from participating in the february 25 republican debate. and just a few hours ago in las vegas, trump totally dismissed the impact the scathing words might have on his campaign. >> the "national review" is a dying paper. its circulation is way down. not very many people read it anymore. i mean, people don't even think about the "national review."
i guess they want to get rid of publicity. that's a dying paper. it's pretty much of a dead paper. >> the iowa caucus, the first in the nation is february 1. as it draws closer, some report cruz and trump are sharpening their verbal attacks on each other. >> reporter: don't trump's dream looking more and more like it could become reality. the gop front-runner opening up an 11-point lead over ted cruz in a new cnn/rnc poll of likely iowa caucusgoers. but when a shuffling of those who caucused in 2012 polled, the
race in a dead heat. the battle between the two, lighting up the campaign trail today. >> trump in nevada hammering cruz. >> here's a united states senator, republican, doesn't have support of one other republican senator. there's something wrong there. >> we're saying to the establishment, i think they made the determination that marco can't win. and they're rushing to support donald trump. >> trump rerespond bing right back today. >> he's trying to paint me as part of the establishment. let's face it, we have to be a little establishment. >> cruz saying trump is all talk no action on issue after issue,
labelling him absent from past fights. >> and missing from the entire battle was donald trump. if he cared about this issue so much, where was he when the fight was on the verge of being lost? and if millions of us hadn't risen up, barack obama would have granted amnesty to 12 million people here illegally. >> reporter: he's under attack from established republicans and takedowns from iowa's republican governor, mermer iowa senator chuck grassley and former republican presidential nominee bob dole, warning of cataclysmic losses for the gop if cruz prevails. a piling on that's being celebrated by cruz as proof of his own outsider status. >> the they said the one guy that scares the heck out of us is cruz. >> that's been his strategy from the start, present himself as the anti-establishment candidate in the race. although he has taken a few hit this week, he's been able to
reframe that message, present it to voters going into the final push in iowa. >> thanks for coming in. i wanted to pick up on this editorial. they really don't hold back. trump is a fill so foficily unmoored political opportunist who would trash the ideological consensus within the gop in favor of a free-floating populism with strong-man overtones. there's 20 leading conservatives in this magazine. now, for any other candidate, i guess conservative, republican side of politics, this would be devastating. but not really for donald trump. in a way, doesn't this play into exactly what he's been saying? is he's a guy that's against the establishment. >> i think he's tapping into something that's very different about this election than prior presidential elections. you have an electorate that is
angry that they have been promised change would be occurs. they don't really see big changes happening in washington. >> explain the logic here in this magazine. why do they think something like this would take votes away from donald trump? what these guys have to say doesn't really interest you. if you're on the trump train. >> anyone in the establishment, whether it's a washington, d.c. insider or nougt leader who is part of the establishment has attacked trump, it's backfired every step of the way. again, what they're talking about in this particular election is not driving the
conversation at kitchen tables around the country. >> yeah, it's an interesting thought process that went into this. >> in some ways if we looked at reporting, it seems like the establishment, the republican establishment -- i guess they weren't really embracing trump, but they seem to be warming to trump if the alternative is ted cruz. his evolution can be seen on twitter. back in july he tweeted, back in july, he tweeted this. when is donald trump going to stop embarrassing his friends, let alone the whole country? but then last week he tweeted this out, cruz bets uniting white conservativconservatives/s enough. meanwhile trump is appealing across party lines. surely the winning strategy. >> i think trump has to be
careful. when he decided to run for president, it was something that he saw as, he had nothing to lose. and now it is an election that is his to lose. so he needs to remain true to himself. and i think if he does that, he'll continue to surge in the polls. i think he's going to advance further than people think. the bottom line is, if you look at the last seven iowa caucus, only three of the last seven who have won the iowa caucuses have moved on to earn the republican nomination. so he's got to be very careful. but establishment folks like rupert murdoch are coming onboard because eventually they want to be on the winning team in some cases. >> mr. murdoch is not a stupid man by any stretch. we're going to talk democrat politics when you come we'll take a look at some of the surprising numbers on the democratic side as hill clinton steps up the attacks on bernie sanders. also ahead, please stay with us and share an emotional moment
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democratic presidential hopeful bernie sanders is giving hill clinton a real run for her money. the latest cnn/orc vote in iowa shows sanders jumping ahead to the front-runner 51% to 43%. he's also leading senator clinton in new hampshire. she's throwing some elbows, trying to win back some of that support from bernie sanders. >> clinton urged voters policies a close look and real scrutiny. >> a president has to deliver in reality. >> a reversal of fortunes for
clinton, now running behind sanders in iowa and new hampshire. it explains why she's suddenly squarely taking him on, telling democrats his ideas are simply too good to be true. >> i'll tell you, i'm not interested in ideas that sound good on paper but will never make it in the real world. >> sanders released an ad with simon and garfunkel's song "look for america." in new hampshire, sanders all but ignored clinton. it's going to be a close election on caucus night. >> clinton said they're not just
electing a president. >> bernie sanders doesn't talk much about foreign policy. but when he does he raises concerns because sometimes it sounds like he hasn't thought it through. >> she pointed to iran. >> for example, he suggested we invite iranian troops into syria. that is like asking the arsonist to be a firefighter. >> without giving republicans an opening to come in and tear down everything we've achieved. her words with carefully scripted. as clinton tries to gain the upper hand, she told voters she's a fighter who's been down before. and i can tell you, i've gotten back up time and time again
because as long as there is work to do, and people to help, i'm not going to quit. >> the key question before the final days before the iowa caucuses begin, will secretary clinton be able to shake some sense into these democratic voters? jell zeleny, cnn, des moines. >> that brings us to the word establishment. both clinton and sanders are accusing each other be the establishment candidate. wolf blitzer put that to secretary clinton. >> but are you the establishment? >> i just don't understand what that means. he's been in congress, he's been elected to office a lot longer than i have. i was in the senate for eight wonderful years representing new york. he's been in the congress for 25.
and so i'll let your viewer make their own judgment. >> joining me once again, the political director for carly fiorina. let's pick up on that sound bite for hillary clinton. has she forgotten the eight years as first lady, four years as secretary of state. you do the math, she. co-s up with about 20 years. it's a bit of a stretch calling out sanders being the establishment guy. >> anyone who's been in involved as long as she has is a part of the establishment. it's just a reality. it's pretty funny to see her tell wolf blitzer that she's not a part of the establishment. it's just laughable. >> why is establishment such a dirty word in this campaign snp. >> because the establishment is responsible on both sides for not delivering on the promises that many of the folks in the establishment have made to get themselves elebted and i think that's what's angering the voters across this country.
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>> welcome live from los angeles. i'm john vause. japanese stocks surged in afternoon trade, finishing the day up almost 6%. prospects for central bank stimulus and bargain hunting fuelled the market's biggest it was green across the board. the shanghai composite also in positive territory. hong kong also up by almost 2.5%. and australia, positive territory there up by more than 1% as well.
the kremlin is calling accusations that russian president vladimir putin, quote, probably approved the killing of alexander litinyenko after a british inquiry released their report. he was poisoned in 2006 apparently by a radioactive substance in his tea. rueters is reporting at least 17 people are dead after an attack at a beach side resort in the so mali capital. al shabaab is claim iing responsibility. >> isis claiming responsen't for an attack in egypt that killed six people. a bomb went off as police were trying to secure an apartment in giza, which had been bobby trapped. the interior ministry said the explosives were planted by members of the muslim brotherhood, which the government considers a terrorist group.
the u.s. east coast is expected to bear the brunt of 30 inches or up to a meet that could fall quickly. 234r50i flights have been canceled and it could be days before u.s. air travel gets back to normal, perhaps even longer. >> we have severe weather ongoing in louisiana and alabama. this storm is still gathering lots of strength. the southern georgia as well as the florida panhandle. that's the bull's eye for damaging wind and hail. we actually see the energy shift
to the east coast. the path is extremely crucial to give the areas that we're predicting the heaviest snowfall, really again for the delmarva peninsula. it's new york and boston that we're still just a little bit uncertain about at this particular stage. but let's zoom in to talk about the factors here that are going to impact the coastal areas of the east coast. this is our tide forecast. remember, the strength of the storm is going to coin side with a full moon. that means we will have higher than average coastal tide surges. moderate to major coastal erosion anticipated along the ocean city and atlantic city region. on top of that, we have our icing threat, nashville, green vil and charlotte. this particular area could receive a half to perhaps even three-quarters of an inch of ice on the ground. you can imagine what that will do to the roadways. so we're also talking about epic proportions of snow.
we still have our bull's eye. you asked about the latest computer models. it is centered around the nation's capital. we have 24 inches or more. that's two feet. that could easily exceed the greatest snowstorms in history for washington, d.c. again, the northern periphery of the storm, new york city into boston. that's still in question. something we're going to monitor with very closely here in the cnn weather center. back to you, john. >> going to be a rough couple of days. we have an update on a situation which has been dragging on for months. an l.a. city attorney has forced a local gas company to continue to provide homes to families dislocated by a massive leak at a natural gas well. the company had planned to put families in hotels instead. the nauseous leaks have triggered angry protests. residents from porter ranch were driven from their homes back in september.
porter ranch residents took their growing frustrations to a community meeting with local leaders. we're joined now with details on this. paul, as if this leak wasn't bad enough, it seems like there's some kind of potential scam which has been related to this gas leak. >> we will get to that in just one second. the meeting was convened by the new chairman of the california's utilities committee. mike gotto came out swinging. he blasted socal gas and state regulators for allowing this massive gas leak to happen. he also took on jimmy cho. the executive for socal gas who attended tonight's meeting. he apologized to the audience. and then gotto said they need to fast track legislation that will allow porter ranch residents and surrounding communities to be compensated for any loss in property values. let's take a listen.
>> shut down this decrepit, archaic facility so we can go back to our lives. save porter ranch. mr. cho, i am tired of hearing you say you're sorry. you are destroying people's lives. live with it. >> corporate officers should pay, and i mean criminally. people should start going to jail and quit hiding behind a damn corporate seal. >> and on the desire to pass law to compensate porter ranch residents from a loss of property value, socal issued a statement saying they're focusing on stopping the leak, but then, quote, they will later meet with lawmen and regulators on the impacts on the community and the environment and seeing how this should be mitigated. then you pointed out there could
be a dastardly thing going on out there in porter ranch related to price gouging. i have confirmed with the county department of consumer and business affairs that there have been five complaints of price gouging in and around the porter ranch area. they took it so seriously that they issued a tweet or a warning about this. but not all the complaints seemingly are going to the department of consumer affair, because i talked to three separate women, mother s all of them. they told me tales of price gouging and one said at one instance, she was looking for a 1,500 square foot place. it was $3,000. it was taken off the market and the price was inflated to $6,000. none of this investigation has yet been turned over to the city attorney. it's in its early stage, but there are multiple reports now, john, of price gouging related to porter ranch residents who
have been displaced. >> that's inconsideredable, isn't it? thanks, paul. still to come here on cnn news room l.a., a boy in china once thought unadoptable just met his new parents. special report on their emotional meeting is up next. [richard] we're handing out 32 million dollars, a thousand dollars at a time. a thousand people win one thousand dollars. every single day. get in on this!
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>> 9-year-old jia jia was considered unadoptable, but now he will be arriving at his new home in a few hours. he was abandoned outside a fertility clinic. the surgery he needed back then would have cost the equivalent of two years salary. the wilson family in the united states started the adopt process months ago. they couldn't afford the tuns of thousands of dollars to cover all of the costs. but a report by cnn's will rip
knee earlier this year went viral and the money started pouring in. the wilsons met their son for the first time. this is a pretty special report. hey, will. >> hey, john. it really is. there are a number of abandoned children here in china. that's the story we were working on five months ago when we went to this particular foster home and i met jiajia. he really touched not only my heart but all of us on our crew. it's been incredible to see the generosity of our viewers who helped make this day possible. his parents right now are in the air bringing him home. >> the wilsons have been waiting almost a year to make the 6600 mile journey from kansas city to beijing. the boy they're about to meet has been waiting his whole life. >> we first met jiajia last summer. the oldest orphan in a chinese foster home for kids with dis t
disabiliti disabilities. >> you lived here all your life, right? long time nine years. [ crying ] >> reporter: another family broke their promise to adopt prince william hp jiajia desperate for parents of his own. brian and jerry wilson had been trying for months to adopt him, but they needed $36,000, money they didn't have. >> right after the story aired, i think it was 8:00 that night, we met our goal. >> do nations, came in from all over the world. the wilsons raised almost $50,000 in a matter of hours. five more months of paperwork and today they finally meet their son. >> as soon as he looked at us, he smiled. >> within minutes, crucial bonding begins. >> jiaji a's three older sisters back in missouri busy preparing his new room. >> we can't wait for him to get here. >> the wilsons, both 50, say their christian faith led them to make this life-changing
choice. >> it's like he's already been a part of our family forever. >> before they can take him home, they must travel to jiaji a's hometown in central china. continuing the tedious process of finalizing the adoption. the identity of jiaji a's birth parents, unknown. it's heart breaking to imagine what his biological parents must have been going through. jiajia was only 3 months old and he desperately needed life-saving surgery that his patients most likely couldn't afford. so they left him here at this fertility clinic, a place where people go who want children. jerry believes jiaji a's mother did not abandon him. she saved him. >> i pray for her and i thank god for her and i want him to now that she loved him. >> hundreds of thousands of chinese kids with disabilities end up in orphanageorphanages. and. spend their lives in
institutions, hidden from the pryi ining stares of strangers. for jiajia, time was running out. in china, the law says kids can no longer be adopted once they turn 14. his future in america, about to unfold. already he's learning more english. learning what it feels like to be spoiled. >> a lot of spoiling. >> yeah. >> but first, jiajia leaves the only family he's ever known. to the other orphans, he was like a big brother. to the volunteers who raised him, like a son. many will never see him again. >> we know he loves you guys and he's going to miss you. >> it's time to say goodbye. these are happy tears. >> jiajia! >> it doesn't make this any easier. >> bye-bye, jiajia.
>> soon, jiajia begins his new life in kansas city with a new american name, jason jiajia wilson. as the other orphans wait and hope that someday their parents will come and take them home. >> the wilsons posted on facebook within the last couple of hours or so that their plane was taking off. so we assume they are in the air, on their way to kansas city. they'll be landing there friday evening local time. they're going to have family and friends and church members waiting for them. they're also going to find the go fund me page has been filling up with do nations, $20, $25, $20, all from people who saw this story and they want to help. the wilson family say they appreciate the do nations. they're going to give the excess money to other families who are trying to bring their own children home from china. so it's just terrific all around, john. >> it really is. what a great new life this little boy is going to have as
soon as he gets off that plane. i just wonder medically, what are his prospects now. will he be able to get treatment in the united states heck never get in china? >> the doctors don't know what they can do. but the wilsons were contacted by several specialists. they have already set up appointments. these are offices that would have possibly taken months or longer to get into. they happen to live next to one of the nation's leading spi spina bifida research center. if they have a potential to help him walk they'll try. or at least to make him as mobile as possible. all of this would not have been possible here in the system, the foster care and the orphanages that so of these kids with disabilities were living in here in china. >> yeah. you know, it's good to have a happy, positive story for a change. thanks, will. you can read more about jiaji a's story right now.
find out about china's many abandoned children as well. so many of them are desperate for a new home. >> and we have this into cnn. according to the rueters news agency, there are reports of an american student who is north korea, apparently on a tourist visa, has been detained by authorities there. he entered the dprk, the name for north korea, on a tourist visa. and according to state media, he's now being investigated for anti-dprk acts. that is all the information we have at this time. we believe the student is from the university of virginia as well. that's also coming from state media enside north korea. rueters news agency saying this university student has been detained at this hour by north korean authorities. as soon as we get more on that story we'll bring it to you. next here on cnn newsroom, when we come back, we'll board the
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>> we cannot cope with the numbers any longer. so we have to get a grip on this. this is the immediate agenda for the next six to eight weeks. >> europe's failure to get a grip on the refugee crisis is down to its failure to unite. few understand the delicate diplomacy better than my guest federica margarini. thank you for joining me. 35,000 refugees came to europe this month alone, compared to 1,600 january last year. and the dutch prime minister says we can't carry on like this. how are you going to agree to get a grip, as he says? >> we have already agreed among europeans. >> so what is the problem? >> what the problem is we moved late. for years, some were saying that it is coming. it's coming from africa through libya. it is coming from syria through turkey or elsewhere. and the first european reaction was this is up to the member
states to deal with that. only this year 2015 there was a first european reaction where we put forward a set of proposals that finally over months were taken on board, decided upon. and now they're slowly being implemented. we're going too slow, but finally we're there. finally we realize that either we have a european response, or we don't have a response. >> being there, what does that mean? as i said, 35,000 have already come to europe. and the dutch prime minister is warning that, i mean, he uses the six to eight weeks because of when spring comes presumably and when another flood is expected. is schengen in great danger tonight? >> it is, but we have to save it. europeans have achieved a lot. they don't even remember any more how was it before schengen, before europe was union. and we have to preserve this for us and for the next generations. but when i say we are there finally, it means that we're
finally united on first supporting refugees where they are close to home, in turkey, in jordan, in lebanon, inside syria. we have millions of syrians internally displaced. and it's the european union that is providing support, humanitarian aid, allowing people not to die for starvation, and trying to put an end to the war. >> do you think the peace talks will go ahead? i've spoken to the special syria envoy for the u.n. and he has not yet been able to send out the invitation. what are we talking about? secretary kerry said today yes, the date may slip a little. but people are committed to those talks. >> i believe people are committed to the talks. it's a first time after five years of war that we have political will in the region, united on the iranian side, on the saudi side, on the turk side, on the egyptian or other arab friends side, and the big international community. uniting on a road map.
>> you went to tehran shortly after as implementation day was being organized. what about the fight between iran and saudi arabia? >> that is something extremely serious. it is i believe not a religious issue, but a political one. a bilateral tension between two countries that are very relevant in the region. >> competing for influence in the region? >> competing for influence in the region and far beyond. because both are points of connection with other regions. think of the red sea and the horn of africa and afghanistan and asia on the other. so we're talk about something big. what we are trying to pass as a message to both iran and saudi arabia, which are both countries with whom we have good relations as europeans is to contain the tension, not to allow the tension to spill over to other conflicts or to stop and endanger the possibility of having, for instance, the syrian talks proceeding or even worse
to destabilize further countries like iraq or lebanon. >> federica mogherini, thank you for joining me tonight. from one of europe's power women to the others left behind. the world economic forum released its global gender gap this week, finding that women are a decade behind when it comes to pay, only now earning the same as men did in 2006 for the same work. and as the great and the good highlight the gender gap once again, we take a moment to highlight the gender gap right here at this year's forum. many of the main panels either had no women or one token women, as a meager 17% of those at this year's summit are women. it is higher than previous years, but still a rather damning indictment of how long it seems to be taking to get parity at the top. and when we come back, of
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president described president obama's order to the pentagon to go after isis in his country. ashraf ghani says in the last five days, the militant group is on the run since the u.s. has stepped up their attacks. and that is as the afghan network tolotv has been rocked by the killing of seven of his employees in a suicide attack on wednesday. the taliban have claimed responsibility. but afghanistan also faces a rising threat from al qaeda. i put all this to president beg ghani when i sat down with him earlier. mr. president, welcome to the program. did you ever think when you took power, when you were elected president, that things would unravel and get more violent so rapidly? >> thank you. it's a pleasure to be with you. yes. we simultaneously faced four
transitions and at that time i was greeted with disbelief, became active. and there was an attempt to test our will for survival. we were facing the will for survival where i would change the word. we were confronted with violence, but we did not allow things to unravel. because if you lack at the price, what was the price? to create two political geographies in afghanistan. that we have denied. but the sacrifice that we have endured has been immense and it was unnecessary. because from day one, my argument was that we need to bring the region together, to focus on the regional and global threats and that we needed to engage in peace. >> the white house has now given the pentagon the authority to now go after isis in after. you once quoted.
you said if al qaeda is windows 1.0. daesh is windows 7.0. how will this new authority by the u.s. forces in afghanistan change the dynamic on the ground? >> it has. in the last five days, daesh in the province is on the run. thousands of people who were displaced from their homes, they were some of the most valiant people and the atrocities that were committed on these people are unspeakable. children killed if front of their mothers. mothers blown up. grandfather, et cetera. we are in the already starting to drive them out. and this -- we welcome this. and it's a very, very good decision. >> you got on the other hand the united states has identified, and i'm sure you have as well, the reemergence of al qaeda. recently they found a 30-square mile al qaeda hither to secret camp in afghanistan. at the same time you have
taliban attacks you. have you the rise of isis. you have the taliban sweeping through places like kunduz and others and taking the kind of territory they haven't had in years. what is the security requirement of afghanistan to face those multiple threats? >> well, first, there are a series of these threats that have nothing to do with this. they're transplanted on to us. >> but they all happen in your country. >> because it's the question of shared responsibility. and the conference, i asked the question, who are the terrorists. they come from russia. they come from china. they come from uzbekistan. they come from tajikistan. they come from pakistan. and they come from the middle east, arab middle east. these people have no quarrel with the people of afghanistan, but they're using our territory. conclusion. regional terrorism and international terrorism is
within the life, and we're fighting on behalf of everyone. second, al qaeda has reemerged. at the beginning of 2015, there was optimistic assumption that al qaeda was degraded. now it's not. president obama made a very principled decision for which we are grateful in europe again. >> that's to continue. >> to continue the engangment. >> is that enough, mr. president? we've been through this. i've been through this with you all since 2001 and before. we had first a big presence, and then a constant threat or policy to pull this presence and reduce this presence. and now in the face of a security reality, the president is saying okay, we'll keep 9,800 for the rest of the year. 5,000 so much onward. many people are just saying that's not enough. >> we should not get bogged down in numbers. but incapabilities. with the right set of capabilities, our fundamental issue is air power. what we have demonstrated -- >> that means you need more air
power? >> we need more air power. >> because air power has been decreasing. >> exactly, and your previous commander general petraeus says there needs to be more air power. >> he is right. he is right. because what do we have that others don't have? we have one of the best special forces in the world. and they're capable, but air power is indispense to believe their operation. >> there was a terrible attack by the taliban on tolo tv personnel. it's your strongest and best and most neutral objective tv in afghanistan. we all know many people who were there. and seven or eight people were killed. what is your reaction to that? >> horror. i mean, first because my commitment, freedom of press is absolute. i have not permitted a single person in the government to call the freedom into question. >> on the issue of women, which is something the international
community, particularly the west looks very closely at, there is still a lot of problems for a lot of women in afghanistan. not just violence and domestic violence, but the whole democratic representation. just recently a lady from a part of afghanistan came in complaining that her husband had cut her nose off. i mean, you know, what can the state do to penetrate this thing that happens out in the hinterlands and elsewhere? >> the first is peace. we stand for order. we stand for the constitutional rights, and particularly for women's rights. but this is one of the most fundamental challenges that afghan society faces. it's because 40 years of violence, if destroyed the historical role of women. my grandmother give space to no man. she was educated. it's the result of it that all of us are educated. and literally a woman's
education, if you want proof that the women's education, a girl's education changes five generations, look at me. but the opportunities. again, a lot of our programs have been misdirected. for instance, women cannot come to the university because we don't have enough women's universities. i'm campaigning now to build. to raise resources so that at least we have one woman dormitory in each province. in high schools, again, women from the insecure areas cannot come and finish high school because they don't have dormitory spaces. and while we have made very significant advances on the number of people who are in school, the quality of the education has been sorely lacking. but the most significant thing for a woman is economic empowerment. they have to be able to have money of their own. and when you do that, and the evidence is historically empirically really there, then
their position within the family changes. >> president ashraf ghani, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> well, from those high stake policies to high calories, we turn next to the naked chef. the british foodie and food campaigner jamie oliver. it seems the variety at davos knows no bounds. and after break, we imagine how to cure a sweet and sickly world. ♪ while you're watching this, i'm hacking your company. grabbing your data. stealing your customers' secrets. there's an army of us. relentlessly unpicking your patchwork of security. think you'll spot us? ♪ you haven't so far. the next wave of the internet requires the next wave of security. we're ready. are you?
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then there were no standards for what children ate, but there were standards for dog food. now in the snowy corridors of davos power, he is taking it a step further, by imagining a world where industry, government, and activists can cut into the obesity crisis and help parents figure out just what's what. so tell the consumer, tell the mom like me and so many millions and millions around the world how to sort through what we're told one day and what we're told the next day. one day sugar and salt is bad. the next day it's not so bad. one day this kind of fat is bad. the next day it isn't. you're doing a documentary right now called "the sugar rush." how do we navigate what is safe and what is dangerous? >> look, i think what it is, because the consumer can choose whatever they want, they're kind of food products are like the pop stars of today. so certainly for britain and many other countries, the single largest source of sugar in our
kids and teenager' diet is sweet and sugary drinks. >> but can't k you have a good mars bar, to pull one out? >> in the healthy joy of food, you know, we're not saying you should enjoy a mars bar, you should love a cake, love an ice cream. in a way, those kinds of things are honest. we've always known they're indulgent. if you overindult dug, there is a cost to that. but in the food industry the metaphors get lost. that's where labeling for busy moms and dads globally. the controversy on clarity of labeling for busy moms and dads is awful. hopefully we're sthaegt up at the moment to g setting that up to get much better. >> what is it about your life that brought you to this point this. >> when i was 23, "the naked chef" which is about strip do you think restaurant food to home food, it was just about the joy of food and bringing people
together. and what is amazing about that, it goes beyond any language. everyone gets it. and i sold so many books so quickly as a young boy, ill prepared for that. but what it did really, really clearly in my mind was tell me that my boss and always will be the public. beyond any partner, any brand, you know. and literally, right next to my wife there is the general public. and that is my inspiration. and some people like me. some people find me deeply annoying. and that's all cool. but in 17 years, i've never lied to them. i think a lot of the progress in food and food quality and food safety and health of our children is about honesty or the lack of it. and the only reason i'm here, because i shouldn't be here, and the only reason we have conversations with government inclusively and ceos of incredibly powerful companies is because the only anchor i've got or the weapon i've got is trust
of the public, really. in 120 countries around the world. so i would never misuse that. but i think what i'm feeling out here at the moment from ceos, and it's a tonal thing. this didn't happen ten years ago, by the way. it's ceos going we're really good at this. we fixed that, and we're still really bad at that. and we're trying to work it out. and that honesty makes you just love them a bit. and, you know, not too much. but i think it's okay to be honest. >> good. well, that's a good message. certainly for parents and people who really need to know what we and our kids are consuming. so thank you very much. >> thank you. >> lovely to see you too. and an important note. the mckenzie report around this campaign says obesity is a $2 trillion a year problem. more than any war and any terrorism combined. that is an interesting takeaway for the world leaders here. that's also it for our program tonight.
and welcome back to cnn newsroom. we're live in atlanta. welcome to viewers here in the u.s. and around the world. i'm natalie allen. >> and i'm george howell. north korea state run media says an american student has been arrested by north korean authorities. that student said to be from a university in virginia. that's all we know at this point. accused of allegedly carrying out anti-north korean acts. we are live in seoul in a moment with more on this story. our other major story we're watching is this. about 75 million people in the rust in the path of what is being called the winter's biggest storm yet.