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♪ all i do is dream of you ♪ the whole night through with the dawn ♪ >> mourning the loss of another icon. debbie reynolds passing away a day after losing her daughter carrie fisher. the middle east peace parameters laid out by secretary of state john kerry not met with enthusiasm. israelis pushing back hard after kerry blamed israeli settlements for the stalled peace province.
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and donald trump speaking with reporters for the first time in months. what he said about the middle east and russia and transition. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm joe johns. it's thursday, december 29th. christine and john are off. sad news to report. overnight, beloved actress, singer, dancer, debbie reynolds has died one day after her daughter. carrie fisher. she was one of the biggest starts in the 1950s and '60s with a career spread into tv and nightclubs and movies. she was known for her unsinkable spirit. she was 84 years old. cnn's paul vercammen joins us live. >> reporter: joe and alison,
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todd fisher confirmed to cnn his mother passed away after rushed to the hospital with breathes proble problems in the afternoon. they were working on memorial plans for carrie fisher. at one point, todd said debbie reynolds said i miss carrie fisher and todd said she is with carrie now. that is basically how todd fisher relayed to us what happened. debbie reynolds, she would be the queen if carrie fisher is the princess. part of hollywood royalty. she got her start at a young age in "singing in the rain." she was a star of stage and screen and plays. she was somebody who had a terrific complex life off screen. including her marriage to eddie fisher. let's look back on the life and
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times of debbie reynolds. ♪ alone now and i'm singing my song for you ♪ >> singer, dancer, actress, debbie reynolds was a triple threat and america's sweetheart. her career at the age of 16 after being spotted in a beauty pageant. ♪ i'm laughing >> a few years later opposite gene kelly in 1952s "singing in the rain." >> they picked me for "singing in the rain" i had five teachers. ballet and jazz and i worked until i would fall apart. other roles included like "tammy and the bachelor." she played opposite gregory peck
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in "how the west was won" and then "the unsinkable molly brown." she had two children with eddie fisher, todd fisher and carrie fisher. in 1959, the marriage ended in a divorce when fisher left reynolds to marry elizabeth taylor. reynolds was able to joke with the scandal years later. >> i was a girl scout. i really was really a simple little girl. that's what i was. he fell madly in love with elizabeth. now i understand so many years later. it's in the past. >> her second and third marriages ended in divorce. each time causing financial pain. she had been collecting hollywood memorabilia over the
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years that would prove to be a wise investment. in 2011, she sold marilyn monroe's dress at auction for $4.6 million. ♪ singing is my celebration >> she never quit performing. she stepped away from film, reynolds continued to entertain on broadway and vegas nightclubs. in addition, reynolds had several tv roles. playing the mother in the tv movie "beyond the candleabra." the scereen actors guild awarde debbie reynolds with the lifetime achievement award. she credits the love for friends and family for personal and professionalresill yens as i. it is her talent that reynolds
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will be remembered for. >> i love you. good night, everybody. thank you. >> and right now in hollywood, candles burning at debbie reynolds star along the walk of fame. her dying one day after her daughter, perhaps, it is all just meant to be. joe and alison. >> thank you, paul. >> and joining us now by phone from los angeles is actor, writer, producer carl reiner. he starred with her in the thriller "the gazebo." carl, thank you for joining us. >> what a sad, sad, sad, sad day. i can't believe it. cannot believe it. >> i agree with you. what went through your mind when you heard debbie reynolds passed away a day after her iconic daughter? >> i thought it was a mistake. i thought they got the wrong name. they should have mentioned her
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daughter. i realized it was debbie. debbie i knew very well because we did "gazebo" together. she invited me to act in her first setelevision certifseries. she was -- i can't tell you how excited i was to just look -- the other day i was watching "singing in the rain." that kid was dancing. she took six weeks of dancing to learn to dance with kelly and connors. this is the most extraordinary talent this business of ours has ever had. and i went to see in my life i have seen one woman and one
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woman shows. mark twain and emeril williams and carrie fisher doing a one-woman show that was called "wishful drinking." i remember going back stage. i was so blown away. we got to be real friends by the fact i wouldn't leave. that's the most brilliant thing i ever seenment s. she did her whole life in two hours. anyway, i could not believe. i'm 95 years old. 60 and 82. they belong here. i'm pasted my prime. >> i read you worked with carrie fisher. is that true? if you know, can you give us some idea how they were similar or how they were different? >> they were totally different. they were so in love with each other. they lived next door to each
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other. they had mutual driveway. it was wonderful that they came together at the end and had a lovely life together. i didn't know carrie as well as i knew her mother. carrie was a breed apart. wrote six books. each one worth reading. she was an extraordinarily talented writer. >> you know, debbie reynolds credits gene kelly in "singing in the rain" for the tough work eth ethic. did you see that ethic on stage? >> yes. as i matter of fact, i commend you. i googled it on my kpcomputer. the debbie reynolds special where she does zsa zsa. the makeup is wonderful.
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i commend you to do that. >> so, give me some sense in your view and you have seen so much in the entertainment industry. is there another debbie reynolds and what in your view will be sort of the lasting legacy of debbie reynolds? what is her impact on the business? >> you know something, the very fact she did "singing in the rain." there is kathy. that's the girl. you will never forget that. i saw her two or three days ago. that was one of them. i watched "princess bride" my son's film. i remember watching debbie reynolds. doing that girl with the squeaky voice. please look that up and watch it tonight in honor of debbie reynolds. her best performance. remember she is dancing with two
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people who danced all their lives. she learned to dance if six weeks. never took a tap dance before that. >> all right. carl reiner, thank you forg getting up early with us and sharing moments of debbie reynolds life with us. i appreciate it. >> i appreciate being able to talk about her and tell people that the two of them leaving has left a big gap in this world. >> we certainly agree. thanks again. >> bye. >> all right. switching gears, secretary of state john kerry criticizing benjamin netanyahu weeks before kerry leaves office. secretary of state warning the two-state solution is in jeopardy and blaming benjamin netanyahu for standing in the way of peace. >> the israeli prime minister supports a two-state solution. his current coalition is the
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most right wing in israeli history with an agenda driven by the most extreme elements. >> kerry supporting the defense to abstain in the vote of israeli settlements. now after kerry's speech, a top adviser telling cnn the white house would veto any u.n. resolution dictating a peace solution or recognizing a palestinian state. reaction to the kerry speech was swift and strong. the prime minister called it a bias attack to pay lip service to palestinian terror. let's get more from oren liebermann. >> reporter: good morning, alison. one points out that secretary of state john kerry and prime minister benjamin netanyahu speaking to one person.
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kerry to himself and netanyahu to president obama. kerry talked about settlements and israeli government. netanyahu talked about the palestinians and u.n.'s failure to do anything on the other problems in the middle east. they were not so much responding to each other as reiterating their points. there, netanyahu was clear about his position. he said settlements are not the issue. he would like kerry to understand that. settlements are the problem here and netanyahu's response came almost immediately after kerry's speech. >> the persistent palestinian refusal to recognize remains a conflict and its removal is the key to peace. palestinian rejection of israel are what the nations of the world should focus on if they truly want to advance peace. i can only express my regret and
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say it is ashame that secretary kerry does not see this simple truth. >> reporter: perhaps not surprising that palestinians welcome the speech saying this is what israel has to do to get back to the table. president abbas says the moment they stop settlement construction freezes settlements. from what we heard, alison, or yesterday from the speeches and responses that doesn't seem likely to happen anytime soon. >> you know it is an interesting turn of events that the white house is kind of softening the blow saying that the u.s. would veto any u.n. resolution dictating a peace solution or recognizing a palestinian state. do you think this is maybe some regret by the obama administration and president obama that they should have vetoed the initial resolution? >> reporter: one of the criticisms for the longest time for the last eight years of
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president obama when it comes to the israeli palestinian conflict is it did not do anything earlier. a resolution or other measures. obama and kerry believed in the resolution. they have done this. it is a big step. it is a step that netanyahu and israeli government will not forgive obama and kerry for. netanyahu is concerned about a move, but i don't think obama and kerry are worried about it. >> cnn's oren liebermann. thank you. guess who got around to meeting with the media last night? the president-elect. we will take a look at what made him decide to speak with the group of reporters twice. more from florida coming up.
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after avoiding packs of reporters for more than five months, president-elect donald
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trump spoke to journalists on wednesday and not once, but twice. mr. trump trying to dial down the heat with president obama after days of feuding. so apparently was the president who phoned trump. the white house says the call was positive and continuing a smooth and effective transition. trump seeming to agree speaking to the media at the mar-a-lago estate in florida. >> he called me. we had a very, very good talk about generally about things. he was in hawaii. was a very, very nice call. i actually thought we covered a lot of territory. >> that agreeable tone came just hours after mr. trump tweeted this. doing my best to disregard the main i many inflammatory president o statements and roadblocks. thought it was going to be a smooth transition. not. we have more from mar-a-lago.
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>> reporter: good morning, joe and alison. as donald trump continues his time here in florida. it is the public feud with president obama which escalated in the past few days. both sides are taking steps to lower the temperature on the spat. donald trump here in florida taking steps to reclaim and redirect the narrative around his transition. focusing now on the economy. trump coming out and making a rare appearance in florida telling press that two companies will have jobs saved or created here in the united states. very similar to the carrier deal. trump not revealing any details. beyond a small victory lap. >> i was called by the head people at sprint. they will bring 5,000 jobs back to the united states. they are taking them from other countries. they are bringing them back to the united states. also one web. a new company is hiring 3,000 people. that's very exciting.
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>> reporter: here in florida, trump has been holding interviews with contenders for the big cabinet positions that are remaining. among those, secretary of veterans affairs and secretary of agriculture. those two big posts still outstanding. we know that trump potentially is inching toward some decision and we should expect at least one of the announcements before the end of the week. joe and alison. >> sunlen serfaty, thank you. more holiday sales figures coming in. how does this season compare to years past? we have the latest numbers next. and more on the life and legend debbie reynolds. the accectress passing a way a after her daughter carrie fisher. more from hollywood just ahead. ? you may think you can put off checking out your medicare options until you're sixty-five, but now is a good time to get the ball rolling.
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welcome back. time for an early start on your money. retailers have a lot to be thankful for. the u.s. on track for the best holiday sales season in years. that's at least according to data from firms. one group projecting the greatest increase in holiday sales since 2005. why the boost? analysts say last minute shopping and online sales fueled growth. success was not equal among retailers. the online surge came at expense of brick and mortar stores. sales fell 10% from last year. the retail boost is another sign americans are spending more. higher wages and food have put consumer confidence at a 15-year
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high. chicago's police department announcing a plan to equipped patrol officers throughout the city with body cameras will be completed by 2017. a year earlier than originally plan. mayor rahm emanuel calling it a win to improve transparent and rebuild trust. a one-two punch. the day after carrie fisher passes away. now we lost her mom. hollywood star debbie reynolds. more on her decades' long career next.
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♪ good morning ♪ good morning ♪ good morning ♪ good morning to you >> a brutal week as gotten worse and we mourn another hollywood
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icon. debbie reynolds passing away 24 hours after her daughter carrie fisher. we are live in los angeles with more. not a warm reception for the middle east peace parameters laid out by secretary of state john kerry. israelis pushing back hard for the stalled peace process. and donald trump taking questions from a group of reporters not wonce, but twice. his take on the middle east and russia and transition ahead. welcome back to "early start." i'm joe johns. >> i'm alison kosik. beloved actress and singer and dancer debbie reynolds has died one day after the passing of her daughter carrie fisher. the performer was one of hollywood's biggest stars in the '50s and '60s. reynolds was known as much for her spirit as for her
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multifaceted talent. she was 84 years old. cnn's paul vercammen joins us. many are stunned. >> reporter: that is right. todd reynolds telling cnn yesterday he was with his mom. they were planning the memorial service for carrie fisher. debbie reynolds developed breathing problems and rushed to cedars sinai hospital in los angeles where she passed away. todd reynolds said debbie reynolds said i miss carrie and now she is with carrie. ♪ alone now and singing my song for you ♪ >> singer, dancer, actress, a hollywood triple threat. her film career started at the age of 16 after spotted in a beauty pageant.
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♪ i'm laughing at clouds >> her star launched a few years later after a performance opposite gene kelly's in "singing in the rain." >> they picked me for "singing in the rain." they locked me in a studio. one for tap and ballet and jazz and modern. i would work, work, work. ♪ tammy, tammy >> other roles followed. including '57s "tammy and the bachelor." she played opposite gregory peck in "how the west was won" and the oscar nomination in "the unsinkable molly brown." her life off screen shadowed her success. she had two children with eddie
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fisher. todd fisher and carrie fisher. fisher left reynolds to marry her close friend elizabeth taylor. reynolds was able to joke about it years later. >> i was a girl scout. he fell madly in love with elizabeth. now i understand so many years later. it's in the past. >> her second and third marriages also ended in divorce. each time causing reynolds financial pain. however, she had been collecting hollywood memorabilia over the years to prove to be a wise investme investment. in 2011, reynolds sold marilyn monroe's subway dress at auction for $4.6 million. ♪ singing is my celebration >> she never quit performing. she stepped away from film, reynolds continued to entertain on broadway and in las vegas.
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in addition, reynolds had several tv roles over the years. playing the mother in the 2013 tv movie "behind the candleabra." her work recognized in 2015 when the screen actors guild honored her with a lifetime achievement award. reynolds said she loved every minute she spent in show business in her auto biography. she credits love for friends and family for her professional and personal resilience. it is that spark and sense of humor along with talent that reynolds will be remembered for. >> i love you. good night, everybody. >> reporter: right now on the hollywood walk of fame, debbie reynolds star flickering in the candle glow as people remember her. alison and joe. >> paul, i understand you
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interviewed debbie reynolds 20 years ago. what was she like? >> i asked her about being a mother for the movie mother. i said are you the type of mother who can't say no? she said in many ways yes. the doting, adoring mother who loved carrie fisher and todd. she said if i feel like they are going off a cliff, i would say something. you feel she was america's mother. alison and joe. >> absolutely. one-of-a-kind. paul, thank you. >> she was hollywood royalty. we spoke with legendary actor, writer, producer carl reiner. he starred with debbie reynolds in the movie "the gazebo" from 1959. i remembered this. >> what a sad, sad, sad, sad day. i can't believe it. cannot believe it. >> i certainly agree with you. what went through your mind when you heard debbie reynolds passed
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away a day after her iconic daughter? >> i thought it was a mistake. i said they got the wrong name. they should have mentioned her daughter. i realized it was debbie. those two icons. debbie i knew very well because we did "gazebo" together. she invited me to act in the first television series. she was absolutely amazing doing three characters. the other day, i was watching "singing in the rain." i said kathy, that kid was dancing. she took six weeks of dancing to learn to dance with kelly and connors. i couldn't believe it. the most extraordinary talent this business of ours has ever had. her daughter. i have seen one-woman shows.
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on one hand i can list them. mark twain and carrie fisher doing the one-woman show called "wishful drinking." i remember going back stage. i was so blown away. we got to be real friends by the fact i wouldn't leave back stage. i said that is the most brilliant thing i ever seen. she did her whole life in two hours. anyway, i could not believe it. i'm 95 years old. they were 60 and 82. i said they belong here yet. i'm past my prime. >> the death of debbie reynolds reverberated through the wide circle of friends and across the hollywood community. albert brooks tweeted debbie reynolds, legend and my movie mom. i can't believe this happened one day after carrie.
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my heart goes out to billie. reynolds also played debra messing's mother on the sitcom "will and grace." messing posted this. my heart is literally broken. inspiration on every level. a legend. the epitome of clean-cut optimism. dancing with gene kelly. a warrior woman who never stopped working. secretary of state john kerry criticizing israel and prime minister benjamin netanyahu in the middle east policy speech. the secretary the state warning the two-state solution is in jeopardy and blaming prime minister benjamin netanyahu for standing in the way of peace. >> the israelis prime minister publicly supports a two-state solution. his current coalition is the most right wing in israeli history with the most agenda driven with the extreme elements.
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>> kerry defending the decision by the u.s. to abstain in the u.n. vote condemninges israelis settleme settlements. now the white house would veto any u.n. resolution dictating a peace solution or recognizing a palestinian state. reaction to the kerry speech was swift and strong. especially from the prime minister who called it a bias attack that paid lip service from palestinian terror. let's get more from oren liebermann live in jerusalem. >> reporter: good morning, alison. one of the comments in the papers points out secretary of state john kerry and prime minister benjamin netanyahu had one person in mind. kerry thinking about himself. kerry talking about the sett settlement in the israeli
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government and netanyahu not in response to each other. each side seemed to know what they wanted to say and made their points. prime minister netanyahu was whithering in criticism in the secretary of state's speech. saying it was biuias and anti-israel. >> the refusal to recognize the jewish state is the core of the conflict. the removal is the key to peace. palestinian rejection of israel in support for terror are what the nations of the world should focus on if they truly want to advance peace. i can only express my regret and say that it is an shape this as secretary kerry does not see this truth. >> reporter: netanyahu is not changing his position. he believes settlements are not
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the condition to peace. palestinians welcome the speech and say it is about time the obama administration held israel responsible for settlements in the west bank. it is up to israel to abide by the resolution. once they do that, once israel stops building, the palestinians are ready to resume. >> at stalemate on another issue. oren liebermann, thank you. back here in the states, the transition continues. president-elect donald trump emerging from mar-a-lago to take questions from multiple reporters for the first time since the summer. we'll tell you what he had to say.
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after avoiding packs of reporters for more than five months, president-elect donald trump finally spoke to journalists wednesday and not once, but twice. mr. trump clearly trying to dial down the heat with president obama after days of feuding. so apparently was the president who phone the trump. he said the call was positive and focused on continuing a smooth and effective transition. trump seeming to agree. speaking later to the media at the mar-a-lago estate in florida. >> he called me. we had a very, very good talk about generally about things. he was in hawaii. was a very, very nice call.
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i actually thought we covered a lot of territory. >> agreeable tone there coming hours after mr. trump tweeted this. doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory president o statements and roadblocks. thought it was going to be a smo smooth transition. sunlen serfaty has more from mar-a-lago. >> reporter: good morning, joe and alison. as president-elect donald trump continues time in florida, it is the public feud with president obama which escalated in the last few days. it seems that both sides now are taking steps to at least publicly lower the temperature on the spat. donald trump here in florida also taking steps to reclaim and redirect the narrative focusing now on the economy and trump coming out making a rare appearance in florida. telling press that two companies will have jobs saved or created here in the united states. very similar to the carrier
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deal. trump not revealing any additional details beyond making a small victory lap. >> i was just called by the head people of sprint. they will bring 5,000 jobs back to the united states. taking them from other countries. they are bringing them back to the united states. also one web. a new company is hiring 3,000 people. so that's very exciting. >> reporter: here in florida, trump is holding interviews with contenders for the big cabinet positions still left we mainire. secretary of veterans affairs and secretary of agriculture. we know according to transition officials, trump is inching toward some decision and we should expect at least one of the big announcements before the end of the week. joe and alison. >> thank you, sunlen serfaty. donald trump is taking credit for the 5,000 jobs sprint will bring back to the u.s. the telecommunications giant which employs 30,000 people
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confirmed the hires in a statement and said the new jobs will mostly be at call centers. that makes sense. sprint moved a number ofcenters. this announcement is not new. the hires are part of 50,000 jobs that soft bank promised to create in the u.s. soft bank has significant inv t investment in sprint. the tells communications industry could use the 50,000 jobs. the industry has lost more than 600,000 jobs in the past 15 years. starting to see a trend here with the job announcements. >> it's the trend. if he takes credit for it, do your homework and see how accurate it is. the white house is expected to reveal today what sanctions it is taking against russia for tampering with the presidential election. details from d.c. next.
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donald trump down plays the apparent threat of russian hacking in the presidential election. as the obama administration prepares for sanctions for the meddling. trump speaking at mar-a-lago last night. saying not so fast. >> i think we should get on with our lives. i think computers complicated lives greatly. the whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows what's going on. we have speed and other things. i'm not sure you have the security you need. i have not spoken with the senators and i certainly will be over a period of time. >> many in the senate have been calling for action against russia. so sanctions the obama administration will level on moscow? we have evan perez with more
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from washington. >> reporter: alison and joe. after debating for months, the obama administration is ready to namesn name names. expected to announce a series of sanctions and diplomatic measures. expected to announce the operation that u.s. intelligence officials claiming that russians were harming hillary clinton's campaign. there may be covert action we may never know about. russia is tired of lies from the obama administration. a kremlin spokesperson said quote if washington takes hostile steps, there will be action. of course, donald trump has said
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he doesn't really believe the russians were behind the hacks. before president obama leaves office, we are expecting a report in the coming weeks to provide more detail of what the russians and chinese were up to going back to the elections in 2008. alison and joe. >> so we may never know all of the sanctions. thanks, evan perez. chicago's police department announcing a plan to equipped patrol officers throughout the city with body cameras will be completed by the end of 2017. that's a year earlier than originally planned. mayor rahm emanuel calling it a win-win for police and the public designed to improve transparency and trust. the sentencing phase of the trial for charleston church shooter dylann roof is expected to be short. roof is representing himself in the penalty phase and doesn't plan to call any witness or
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present any evidence. he was convicted earlier this year of murdering nine people at the church. roof could get the death penalty. okay, new england. get ready. you are in the cross-hairs of the major winter storm. meteorologist pedram javaheri has the latest. >> good morning, joe and alison. the showers and storms across the southern portion of the country bringing nice beneficial rain across the deep south. notice the northern periphery with the showers in the great lakes. temperatures in buffalo will support this. the heavy snow is locked in place this morning. the rainfall in place around the major metro cities. over 10 million people with the winter weather advisories. with a closer perspective, avalanche threat in place as well. very unusual. not something you see every day for parts of the northeast.
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certainly in place for today across the area with the strong storms that are expected to move across the region. notice cleveland getting in snowshowers this morning and working out to the east. wind alerts as well for winds potentially reaching up to 60 miles an hour. including boston and portland throughout the afternoon and evening. the forecast for the heavy snowfall locked in new hampshire into maine. some areas could see 1.5 feet of snow by the end of tonight. guys. thank you. it looks like an early start on your money. i want to get to dow 20,000. it is moving farther away. average is moving more than 100 points as stocks tumbled wednesday. the second time since the election that we saw the dow lose in the triple digits. following wall street's lead, red arrows across the board. dow futures down about five points. troubled air bag maker takata could be close to a $1
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takata has been negotiating over the exploding air bags which have been linked to 11 deaths in the u.s. the report says the japanese manufacturer could plead guilty. the takata recall is the biggest in u.s. history affecting 42 million vehicles. if you still have a galaxy note 7, samsung released an update to make the devices not work. if you remember, samsung recall millions of note 7 phones after a battery issue caused them to catch on fire. the company said the majority had been turned in. this will force people who have not gotten rid of their phones to finally get an alternative. i know when i get on an airplane, the announcement is do not turn your phone on. >> you cannot use it anywhere. >> tough situation. "early start" continues right now.
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♪ all i do is dream of you ♪ the whole night through with the dawn ♪ ♪ i still go on >> mourning the loss of another icon. debbie reynolds passing away just a day after losing her daughter carrie fisher. we're live in los angeles with reaction. peace parameters laid out by secretary of state john kerry not met with warmth. israelis pushing back hard for the stalled peace process. and not one, but two appearances from donald trump speaking with groups of reporters for the first time in months. what did he say about the middle east and russia and transition? good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm joe johns. >> i'm alison kosik. it's thursday, december 29th. coming up on 5:00 a.m. in the east. john and christine are off. we have sad news to report.
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actress and singer and dancer debbie reynolds died one day after her daughter carrie fisher. she was the biggest star in the 1950s and '60s with the career stretching into tv and broadway and nightclubs. she was known for her spirit as for her multifaceted talent. she was 84 years old. cnn's paul vercammen joins us live from los angeles. paul, this is a shock to everybody waking up and trying to get over carrie fisher's death. >> reporter: they almost can't believe we are reporting this. hollywood is floored and devastated. what happened is todd fisher and debbie reynolds were planning carrie's memorial and she was having breathing problems and
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rushed to cedars sinai where she passed away. singer, dancer and actress, debbie reynolds was a hollywood triple threat. her film career at the age of 16 after spotted in a beauty pageant. ♪ i'm laughing at clouds >> her star officially launched a few years later after a performance with gene kelly in "singing in the rain" in 1952. >> they locked me in a big old studio. for threae months, i had five teachers for tap and jazz and i worked, worked, worked. ♪ tammy, tammy >> other notable roles followed. including "tammy and the bachelor" which resulted in her hit song "tammy." she played opposite gregory peck in

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