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machines being able to understand us and talking back. victor, christi? >> yes, looks like a couple of dates i've been on. >> every person who's ever dated is like is that me? is that me? >> the good ones know who they were and bad ones do, too. >> all right. there's a lot to talk to you about this morning. >> next up, your new day starts right now. i heard bam, bam, bam. >> people started running out, somebody is shooting, shooting. >> i felt something hit my back. the bullets entered my backpack, hit my laptop. >> we have the shooter in custody. >> the intelligence community report on russian hacking concluded that putin and the russian government developed a clear preference for president-elect trump. >> we're not going to tolerate a country like russia trying to
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interfere in our election process. >> we're going to take aggressive action to combat cyber attacks and protect the security of the american people. ♪ getting some new information we're going to share with you this morning. we so appreciate your company as always. i am christi paul. >> victor blackwell. good to be with you. let's get to the two developing stories this morning. first, in a few minutes, florida's governor rick scott will hold a news conference to discuss the shooting at ft. lauderdale airport, we will bring that live. and also, we will talk about what may have led this iraq war veteran to allegedly open fire inside that airport killing five, wounding several others. also this morning ordered by putin, declassified intelligence report showing precisely how the russian president directed and influenced the campaign during the 2016 election. the goal, intelligence officials
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say, hurt hillary clinton and help donald trump. we have new reaction from the president-elect on that report. first to some of the new details emerging on the deadly rampage inside a florida airport. new images in to cnn. authorities escorting a handcuffed esteban santiago to jail, that's on the left-hand side of the screen there. the fbi saying santiago, an iraq war veteran unloaded a handgun inside the term at ft. lauderdale hollywood international airport. cnn correspondent rachel crane is live with us from ft. lauderdale with other new information this morning. rachel, good morning to you. what are you hearing this hour? >> reporter: good morning, christi. well, things are starting to get back to normal at the airport. certainly a far cry from the scene that we saw last night, thousands of people stranded. we've seen airplanes both land
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and take off, also a steady stream of passengers come through the airport. however, terminal 2 is still closed as the investigation continues. chaos and confusion at ft. lauderdale's airport after a gunman opened fire inside a baggage claim area, killing five people and seriously wounding eight more. some people fleeing the scene ran away from danger onto the airport tarmac. >> it was one close one next to me and then four. didn't know what it was, then boom boom boom and people taking off. >> reporter: the suspect identified as esteban santiago apparently had a weapon in his checked bag. one source said he went to the bathroom to get the gun out of his luggage and came out firing.
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he was taken into federal custody shortly after the attack. >> he's unharmed, no law enforcement fired any shots, the suspect is being interviewed by a team of fbi agents and broward sheriff's office homicide detectives. >> reporter: this morning, new information about santiago who flew to florida from alaska friday. he served in the puerto rico national guard, the army reserve, and the alaska army national guard. he was deployed to iraq in 2010 where he received a combat related honor. santiago was discharged from the alaska army national guard in august. law enforcement officials said santiago visited an fbi office in anchorage several months ago. he was accompanied by associates who were concerned because santiago said he was hearing voices. santiago told the fbi that an intelligence agency was telling him to watch isis videos. the fbi asked local police to
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take him to the hospital for a mental evaluation. santiago voluntarily checked himself in. authorities are now working to determine the motive and if it is terror related. they say it is a complex investigation that spans several states. >> we're looking at all avenues. we have not ruled out terrorism and will be pursuing every angle to try to determine the motive behind this attack and any associates, any connections, communication. >> reporter: as we mentioned, this investigation does span several states. we do know that yesterday the fbi spoke to santiago's aunt who lives in union city, new jersey to get a sense of what he was like and we also know that the fbi has not ruled out terrorism. meanwhile here at the airport one of the biggest challenges for officials is what do they do with the 20,000 bags and personal items that were left behind during the evacuation.
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victor, christi? >> rachel crane, thank you so much for that update. >> let's bring in art broderick, cnn analyst and former director of the u.s. marshal's office. >> good morning. >> part of the work that has to be done to determine a motive here, to determine if this was terror, we know there's a report that back in november santiago went into the fbi office in anchorage and said he had been hearing these voices to join isis, being told by intelligence officials to watch these videos. how do investigators determine if this was an attack that was i did i don't see logically in the name of isis or in the name of isis in the mind of a man with a mental disability. >> well, in this particular case they're going to look at his social media. to me, when you look back at his history in the military, he spent almost ten years in the military and was only a pfc when
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he got out, and he had a general discharge, i think he had a fairly lengthy history of some psychological issues going on. whether the isis connection as he mentioned at the fbi office in anchorage is a peripheral issue or not, you know, being psychologically defective here as we are probably going to see this individual is, but also cloaking yourself with isis, they're not mutually exclusive. i mean, you can do both. i think he may have glommed onto the isis issue. the fbi probably knows at this point whether this was inspired, directed or whether it is just a peripheral issue, he looked at isis because he knew mentioning isis would get him more attention in this particular case. >> the warning signs are obviously there after the meeting in november reportedly but i wonder, this is a sensitive issue when you talk
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about limiting the rights of people who have potentially mental challenges. do you see that there was any lapse here in the medical treatment of this, in the law enforcement approach to this between november and what happened yesterday? >> yeah, when you look at the guidelines, there doesn't appear to be a lapse. the bar is set so high, and as you mention there's a lot of civil rights involved here, there's a lot of hippa issues, medical record issues. when you look at when somebody can purchase a firearm, there's actually a question on the form you fill out at the gun store that asked if you have ever been committed to a state institution. the language is very specific that the state has to have actually committed you, so you can answer yes or no on that question and there's no way for law enforcement to check the answer to that particular question because when you fill that form out, it is just a criminal history check. there's loopholes that
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unfortunately we almost talk about the same issue during every single mass casualty active shooter event, but it really is a gap that we as americans have to sit down, take a serious look at with the mental health issues and how they relate to purchasing and carrying of firearms. >> you mention, there's a diagram where there's an overlap between ideological element of this and mental health element of this in every instance we discuss far too often, i should say. art, thank you so much. i want to remind you, we're probably five minutes away or so from a news conference from florida with governor rick scott at the ft. lauderdale hollywood international airport, an update on the investigation there and where everything stands at the airport as relates to incoming and outbound flights there. so we will bring that to you live, if it is a minute or two off, we will have it for you
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nonetheless. christi? when it comes to checking guns on airplanes, officials say the florida shooting suspect did everything by the book. so later, we're going to take a closer look at air travel with guns, whether there should be changes to rules in light of this attack. we will talk more about it. also, a russian led campaign to undermine the election and declassified intelligence report pointing specifically at putin. reaction from moscow, putting the blame on the obama administration.
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donald trump tweeting overnight, gross negligence by the democratic national committee allowed hacking to take place. republican national committee had strong defense. >> the newly declassified intelligence report found russians hacked both political parties and only released stolen information on the democrats. that's the key reason the u.s. intelligence community found russia's intent was to help trump and hurt hillary clinton. here's what president obama said when asked about the conclusion of the new report.
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>> one of the things i am concerned about is the degree to which we've seen a lot of commentary lately where there are republicans or pundits or cable kmen at a timers who have more confidence in vladimir putin than fellow americans than fellow democrats. that cannot be. >> sun lynn serfaty has the latest from new york. i understand donald trump is tweeting this morning about this. >> reporter: that's right, we have seen a series of tweets from donald trump yesterday and again this morning. although he did come out after the meeting and say he believes high level intelligence meeting was constructive, it was notable that he didn't give condemnation of russia and is still refusing to acknowledge the intel saying that russia was not only behind
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hacks but did so with intention to influence the u.s. election. what we have seen in his response on twitter and in paper statements is for him to go back to the politics of this. saying they're to blame to not protect themselves. trump tweeted a few minutes ago, only reason the hacking of poorly defended dnc is discussed is that the loss by the dems was so big, they're totally embarrassed, went on again to say, quote, intelligence stated strongly there was absolutely no evidence that hacking effected the election results. voting machines not touched. it is notable that the declassified report from the intelligence community did not claim the voting machines were effected. rather, the report does conclude there were a variety of tactics used by russia to influence the outcome of the u.s. election. we're seeing response from capitol hill really pour in,
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especially on this point that donald trump is trying to make about voting machines. we saw from congressman adam schiff say the fact there was no evidence of tampering machines does not mean they didn't influence the outcome of the election in the end. i suspect there will be a lot of response still coming from donald trump and potentially from members of capitol hill, especially christi and victor, this will likely dominate for the short term the first month of his presidency. >> all right. sunlen serfaty, thanks for that update. appreciate the information. >> we will have more on the president-elect, reluctant to say russians are responsible for the cyber attacks during the elections. we will talk about it with our panel. ron brownstein and april ryan, that's after the break.
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donald trump, we will get to this shot in a moment. donald trump reluctant to blame russian authorities for the cyber attacks, tweeting there was no evidence that the hacks effected the election results. here to discuss that and more, ron brownstein, cnn senior political analyst and senior editor of "the atlantic." and april ryan, white house correspondent for american urban radio negotiatiotworks. i want to say we are waiting for florida governor rick scott to come out and talk about the shooting in florida, if i have
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to jump in, forgive me. we want to get the comments on live. i want to start with you, april, and this statement from donald trump both on twitter and from the transition that there was no evidence that the hacking potentially effected the outcome, this from adam schiff. he tweeted trump's statement that russian hacking had no effect on outcome of election is not supported by briefing report or common sense. but still, this seems to be the foremost point for donald trump, in no way trying to suggest that this undermined the election. >> the bottom line is president-elect donald trump is saying things against the national intelligence community. that is not good, particularly as he is getting ready to go into the white house, and he will be needing this intelligence community briefings, et cetera, whenever he decides to get them.
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it is undermining the intelligence community. yes, everything is not always as accurate as you would like, but i've seen the report, it is detailed. it talks about issues not about the polls necessarily but talks about the media, russian tv, the propaganda, talks about how they went through social media, and knowing intelligence folks within this administration and outside of the administration. what happens is there are attempts, thousands, tens of thousands of attempts from foreign entities every day on systems within the u.s. government and so what happened to the dnc is not necessarily surprising, and he has to understand this is a serious problem. >> and former defense secretary leon panetta said something similar about the impact on donald trump's rhetoric as relates to communication and relationship between the white house and the intelligence community. let's watch. >> it's impacted on the
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credibility and impacted on the morale of the men and women who serve in our intelligence community. when that quality of that intelligence is questioned, it begins to undermine the relationship between the president and the intelligence communities. >> and ron, more than undermine that relationship he said that it weakened national security, what we saw from donald trump potentially. >> of course, leon panetta is former cia director. as tweets "today" shtoday show, hacking through the lens, for me, seems to be the primary focus, part of that is the retrospective which is that he views any kind of acknowledgment of their role in this unprecedented series of cyber attacks as casting shadows over the validity of his victory. there is a perspective element
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as well. donald trump is looking toward dramatically reassessing by all indications american relations with russia. there are indications he wants to pursue a much more cooperative relationship with vladimir putin, supplementing concerns about his behavior toward alliance on other issues, potentially, for example, dealing with isis, and he views this as well as an obstacle toward that. what's missing on both fronts is acknowledgment that this is a serious threat to an institution, not only in the u.s. but elsewhere. we have critical elections coming this year in france and germany. hard to imagine that vladimir putin looking at the results in the u.s. doesn't think this is a play book that's worth repeating there because they have a lot of return on their investment so i think what's missing in all this is any acknowledgment of the broader threat not only in the u.s. but to the western alliance. >> you know, april, we know that the former secretary leon panetta said also that it is quite dangerous to have president of the united states tweet his emotions, tweet his
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thoughts and often without consult of his advisers. i want to go back to the campaign when donald trump talked about tweeting as president of the united states and this is what he said back in warwick, rhode island in april this year. let's watch. >> you know, i tweeted today @real donald trump. don't worry, i'll give it up after i'm president, we won't tweet any more, i don't think, not presidential. >> he'll give it up because it is not presidential. doesn't look like that's going to happen. >> i don't know what's going to happen, but i tell you what, it is not presidential. as a reporter, as a journalist, the first thing i do is wake up and look to see what president-elect donald trump said on twitter, instead of going through shawn spicer or somebody else to see. this is bigger than that, i think it is deeper. i am not a psychologist or anything, but when you are president of the united states
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or going to be president of the united states, you're bigger than twitter. it's all about you. >> we have to jump in here. hate to cut you off. we have rick scott, governor of florida outside the ft. lauderdale hollywood international airport with an update on the shooting yesterday. let's listen. >> people trying to live their lives, enjoy the weekend were senselessly murdered. it was an absolutely horrific day. the person responsible for this act will be brought to justice to the fullest extent of the law. when you hurt one of us, you hurt all of us. i arrived in ft. lauderdale yesterday afternoon, less than two hours after the shooting happened. i spent the rest of the day being briefed by law enforcement, state, local and federal levels. they're all working together to get answers. i saw the same thing after the pulse attack where state, federal and local worked very well together, law enforcement
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worked very well together. i know we all want answers and i know law enforcement is working hard to understand exactly what happened. we do know the individuals have been killed, some are fighting for their lives right here at hospitals in broward county. last time i went to broward health medical center to visit with some of the families. some of the victims were still in surgery fighting for their life. you know, it's just such senseless acts. one couple i talked to just came down here to go on a cruise and the wife was shot and they're not even going on the cruise, they're going to take their time and go home. another one her husband was shot and just bleeding profusely in the arm, she was so worried about him, he was in surgery at the time. i remained in constant contact, communication with mark gail at
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the ft. lauderdale airport and broward sheriff israel. the state is going to continue to offer whatever resources are needed, whether the county, airport, anyone that needs services. i think about this as i'm a dad and grand dad, i can't imagine this happening to my family or any family, but the state stands ready to assist anyone that needs anything. last night i stayed in contact with the airlines and rental car companies to ensure they were able to help displaced travelers, to see if they had unmet needs. many people throughout the night were sent over to port terminal. i think they're down to just a few people there now. we're going to do everything we can to help passengers get as comfortable as they can. has to be really hard on them. we have a lot of cruise ships coming in today, the airlines are working to make sure as passengers come in, they work
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with them to the extent flights aren't coming out of ft. lauderdale, that they redirect them to another airport. visit florida partnered with expedia to constantly update their website, tell you where there are available rooms. airport activated urgent accommodations. we have a lot of tourists coming through our airports and to our state every day, we will have over 102 million tourists this year in our state. going to do everything we can to accommodate them. we love our tourists, we want them to continue to come here. the state is ready to help them. national guard continues to be prepared to respond to local law enforcement, provide support at the airports. state of emergency operations center was open all last night, will remain open to ensure we're able to respond to any unmet needs, county, airport, anybody has unmet needs. last night i directed the florida department of health to dispatch grief counselors to the
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family assistance center to provide support, that's here by the airport. broward county also activated a call center to help travelers that have been displaced. we also have at the state level, you can go to for information to help any displaced travelers. we are a blessed state, we are in a 45 year low in our crime rate, going to use every resource to keep every visitor and citizen safe. the number one priority in our state is safety. we love the fact that people feel safe living in our state and visiting our state. we're a strong, resilient state. we're not going to let attacks like this tear us apart. we're going to pray for the victims and mourn for all their families, we're going to hope and pray that everybody that's injured fully recovers. i know we don't have an answer, i don't know if we'll ever have
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an answer to an evil attack like this. my case, i rely on my faith, pray for answers. we're going to continue to provide updates as this goes along, but i can tell you at the state level, we're going to continue to do everything we can to provide information and help anybody we can. >> governor, this is not a failure of imagination, we knew a lot about this guy. so many red flags. why was this guy not on the no fly list. >> you know, we're right in the middle of trying to understand what happened. there's going to be more information will come out. we'll know exactly what happens. they'll be able to figure out what to do. you know, i have a brother that suffers with mental illness, it is very hard to deal with some of these issues and i know every family that has a family member that deals with mental illness really struggles with this, as a society, after we understand what happened, we will have the
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opportunity to have a conversation. [ inaudible ] >> we will get more information. i know what we've done at the state level is we are trying to -- the dollars we spend with regard to mental illness, we are trying to allocate those dollars, move those dollars around. we have a pilot project in broward county and we have it in a few counties. we are trying to figure these things out. and just tell you, we're going to learn more. i can tell you from dealing with a brother that deals with mental illness, it is a very difficult issue to deal with. law enforcement as they get more information will put that information out. that will come from law enforcement. >> do you know more about condition of the victims that are in the hospital? >> well, i talked to some of the
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victims last night. the one lady that was shot in the arm, she's planning -- she thinks she will be discharged today. the others i talked to, they don't know yet. i know some are severely injured. i'm going to pray for them. you know, we're blessed, we have very good health care here. i can tell you everybody that i talked to at broward health were appreciative of nurses and doctors and everybody that was taking care of them. my understanding is the upstairs reopened, downstairs is not. they're going through an active investigation. my understanding is they're just now opening the top level of 2. [ inaudible question ]
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>> the airport director and law enforcement have to answer that. first thing you do is keep everybody safe, the most important priority, think about it. think about your own family. first thing you do, you want everybody to be safe. take precautions. my heart goes out to everybody displaced yesterday. so many people coming down here to enjoy vacation, to go on a cruise, enjoy our weather, and it's tragic they were displaced. but the goal is always to keep everybody safe. that's the primary goal. >> after what's happened, are you more or less likely to support carry laws -- >> right now we're dealing with, we're going to find out exactly what happened here. law enforcement will give us answers as we go through this. we're going to have time to have opportunity to have conversation
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about how do we improve our society. look, all of us want to live in safe society. i have kids, i have grandkids, i want them to live in a safe society, we all do. we go through the process, learn what happened. we can have a conversation about is there something we should change. >> unsecure areas of airports have come under attack before. [ inaudible ] >> again, we're going to have, look, one thing great about our society, when something happens, right thing to do is find out really what happened and then see how can we make it better. i think that's what always happens with these things. [ inaudible ] >> i can tell you we are blessed. you know, look, i don't want ever anything to happen. after pulse, i was down in orlando for quite awhile. i talked to the families, i
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cried with them as they lost their loved ones, heard their stories about their loved ones. you just can't imagine, you don't want this to happen to your family. the other side of it is i know our law enforcement is working hard, we are at a 45 year low in our crime rate. 367,000 people moved to our state last year. we will have over 102 million tourists. people come to our state because they know they're safe. what you know is the law enforcement community will do a good job. >> does it make sense to check an unloaded weapon in one bag and check ammunition on the same flight. >> i think the right thing to do, find out exactly what happened here. our legislative session starts in florida in march. there's time to have a
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conversation if there's things we can do to improve our society. the thing about this, when we ask questions about that or think about it, how do we make sure. what about my family. what about your family. i want my family to be safe. in my case as governor, i want every family in the state safe, every tourist safe, i want to continue to have a state people say i want to live here because we are not at a 45 year low in the crime rate, we are 46, 47, 48 year low in the crime rate. thank you for being here. >> florida governor rick scott there outside the ft. lauderdale hollywood international airport. roughly 18 hours after the shooting rampage there that left five people dead, 8 people wounded. the governor there having visited some of the victims and families at hospitals saying some of them are severely injured but the governor not answering any questions about the investigation saying let's wait to find out what happened, likely leaving that for law enforcement. >> we will hear from law
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enforcement in about an hour and a half at 10:00 a.m. law enforcement is scheduled to be in front of those cameras and mikes. hopefully will tell us more about the incident itself. but the governor speaking out not just as governor but as a dad and grand dad, talking about how safety is a first priority for folks in florida, how they're redirecting flights, rental cars are helping people displaced because they don't have all of the flights up and running. we heard that from him. we will bring you live at 10:00 a.m. the other news conference that's coming from law enforcement there in florida. hopefully hear more about the incident at hand. do stay close. we're back in just a moment. ng e largest broadband companies in the country. after expanding our fiber network coast to coast. these are the places we call home. we are centurylink. we believe in the power of the digital world. the power to connect. and that's what drives us everyday.
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throughout the southeast as well. north carolina, we understand, parts there bearing the brunt of the storm as they prepare for nearly a foot of snow today, more than 14,000 electrical outages there. already many of them in the charlotte area. polo sandoval is in raleigh with the latest. how have you seen things progress in the last couple hours. that's how long you have been standing there. >> reporter: yeah, christi, we have seen that rain turn to sleet and now a little snow and things are relatively quiet. stay on the issue or topic of cancellations, highly anticipated or anticipated formal official swearing in of governor roy cooper had to be moved indoors yesterday. today that inaugural parade was scheduled. that's not happening because of this. a thin layer of ice and winter mess coating some of the roads and highways in north carolina. governor roy cooper in office only seven days, already dealing with this large scale emergency
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management operation. look at some of the numbers now in what we have seen in preparations leading up to the winter storm. you're looking at close to 1500 state employees, using close to 500 trucks to spread 3 million gallons of so-called brine, saltwater combination spread on roads to try to keep ice to a minimum. nonetheless, we have seen some of that ice form. expect some to stay home. it is not a commuting day, not a weekday. that's why officials expect to keep the roads quiet and relatively clear. >> we wish you safety and hope that everything is good with you and the crew. stay safe. thank you. a brutal beaming streamed live on facebook and it was motivated by the victim's race, some say in the law enforcement community. some parents may find themselves struggling to talk about it with their kids. next, we hear lessons from mothers to their children.
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racially motivated. well, this is as we know another case that can trigger conversations between parents and their children. our next guest may have a blueprint for the talks. april is the author of at momma's knee, talks about how mothers teach their children or discuss with children matters of race in america. good to have you back. also, the white house correspondent for american urban radio networks. april, we have seen so many of these instances where these high profile cases, this one streamed live on facebook prompt these difficult conversations. is there, was there some common denominator you found with diverse groups of mothers? >> and also people who are mothers or from what their mothers told them, the common denominator is it is a hard issue. we have to as mothers talk to our children about matters that
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are so sensitive and at a time like this, we need to explain the dynamics in a way they can understand but also offer hope for a brighter day. that's what i found. >> one of the writers, has a huge following for his writing and on social media wrote this about specifically these four people who are being held for the crime that was streamed live. this country does not need me to speak out on crimes committed by black folks, nobody in this country is held more responsible for the crimes they commit, and evenhe crimes they don't commit than black folk in america. what did you learn about the conversation as it relates to justice specifically. >> i talked to the mother of eric garner, sabrina fulton, mother of trayvon martin, and they look for justice, but at the same time they know that the
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issue of race and justice is a lock track history we're still trying to grapple with. again, goes back to the heart of the matter, victor, you and i both came from baltimore area. and actually we didn't live too far from each other. the bottom line is being here at a time of the death in baltimore, i had to tell my girls, 14 and 9, when you talk to your children, it is like sugar and spice and everything nice usually, but i had to bring the realities of the day to them and explain what was going on. even had to go to my nine-year-old who had a nerf gun in the backyard, i said come back in the house. a little kid was killed by police, shot to death because they thought he had a real gun, not a toy gun.
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these stories are creeping into our home. there's no excuse for violence, hate crimes. we have to talk to our children, our next generation of leaders to really send a message that things have got to change. things have got to change. people in this book, to include president obama talking about how his mother influenced him on race. >> let me jump in. you bring in president obama. he said after watching this video that he still thinks the overall trajectory of race relations in this country is actually very positive. >> if you look at the arch of history, we moved the pendulum. still have a long way to go. want to bring something in closer to home. just two days ago i was with harry belafonte, he said to me in the midst of this time, he said it is a great time. he remembered back to what was said to him about the fact that when you have problems and
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terrific problems in the nation, this is the time when there's activism, and when there is a time that's right for change. we have to see what happens with what's going on now, but yes, there will be a change. people are going to rise up, there's a new wave of activism to change the dynamics happening. >> you mentioned your conversation with your nine-year-old. rosa flores at cnn has an interesting series about the disappearing front porch in chicago, children aren't allowed to sit outside because of the violence there. the book, at mama's knee, thank you for being with us this morning. >> thank you, victor. >> christi? >> good thoughts there. listen to this one. voice activated cars, emotional intelligent robots. does that exist? we're going to show you the technology of tomorrow as thousands of tech companies flood las vegas for ces, the consumer electronics show.
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tvs so realistic they look like a doorway you can walk through. it is all on display at ces in las vegas. we are going to talk with somebody who is going to talk about the top five trends to expect this year. he is president of creative strategies and columnist for "time" magazine. tim, good to see you. you have been to 60 of these shows, going since 1976, what this year grabbed your attention? >> well, the auto industry has invaded ces, it's fascinating. they're all moving toward smart cars and especially self driving cars. almost every major car dealer is there, showing something futuristic. one thing that struck me was folks from corning glass, do the glass on almost every smart phone had a car where all of the surfaces in front actually was
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glass and it was the smart glass, had information behind it, whether it was the navigational stuff or video screens with information. even the steering wheel with a glass screen. the concept is try to make every part of the car smart, and that stuck out as well as what we saw from folks like bmw, hyundai, nissan, ford, et cetera. >> does it give you pause at all, do you think they're trying to automate too many things? >> well, at this point in a sense yes except that for us to move towards cars that are safer, which would happen with self automated cars, it has to be smart, has to have all kind of information fed to the user or to the car itself as well as the environment. in one sense yes, but
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theoretically a smart car that's self driving will be safer. >> okay. i want to ask you about alexa. the voice assistant being used in thousands of devices. it has been grabbing headlines because this little girl ordered a doll house or maybe a doll and something else, after saying alexa, this is what i would like and alexa had it sent to her. what's happening with alexa, how is she evolving. >> well, amazon has created this what we call a home hub. and it is voice activated, uses artificial intelligence. the idea is say alexa, what's the weather. alexa, play music. and given the fact it is amazon, you know alexa, i want to buy something. that particular concept was very high. we didn't know she was added to
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cars, refrigerators, to all kinds of things. to be fair, google has one as well. apple has siri. the whole movement towards voice as part of the activation system or user interface is a big deal. amazon was everywhere. >> talk about the wearables. those are always popular. >> wearables were everywhere. feel like they had an entire section on wearables. in those, one segment that's hot is health. one product stuck out is omron was showing off the new watch that's a blood pressure cuff. you wear it on your arm and just hit a button, you can take your blood pressure. that's a great deal. >> tim, you have a great job these days. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> appreciate having you here.
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