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washington, d.c., a man was electrocutedas he stepped out of his house and wires fell on him and a woman was killed by a fallen tree and we just learned of two other deaths and the deathings of two small children in the state of new jersey who were out camping with their families in the state park and they huddled together in a tent for protection from the storm and they were killed. the two children were killed when a tree fell on that tent. so a lot of bad news. in addition, it took to the power problem, poppy. >> that's awful. >> athena, especially those children. what are you hearing from officials there that people can do with the heat wave that will be prolonged if you don't have power or air-conditioning. you've got all these people in a very dangerous situation. >> reporter: absolutely. very dangerous, the temperatures are still climbing today. we haven't each reached over the 100-degree mark that we were supposed to hit. just like yesterday this heat wave in this area is expected to
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continue and across a large swathe of the country, of this area of the country, and we know that in this community about two and three people are still without power. officials are working hard and they've given a recent update saying full restoration of power will take about a week. that's not very specific and not the kind of thing residents want to hear. we talked to one woman about what her plans are. we're going to the mall. they say they have air-conditioning and that's where we're off to. >> they said there was a cooling station. >> they'll have to seek out places or generators where places where they'll stay on. thank you so much, athena. appreciate it and that family mentioning a cooling station and let's go on live and nick valencia, talking about 100 million americans suffering from the heat and you'll have a live interview with representative john lewis. take it away, nick.
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these are miserable conditions for those fortunate and fortunate enough enough. >> reporter: we are in one of the five cooling centers in atlanta with one of the quint essential figures from the civil rights movement. it just hit over 100 degrees in atlanta and i'm sure you're happy to be here. >> it is very, very hot out there and i tell you, it's feeling better here, and my advice to people, just stay in. get in an airconditioned building and stay, drink a lot of water and don't get out there running. you can exercise another day. this is very dangerous weather. >> reporter: you've been in the state of georgia for a very long time here. have you ever seen conditions this hot? has it gotten this hot before here? >> i've been living in this state for almost 50 years here in the city of atlanta, i have never, ever seen it this hot
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before and this is really, really hot. this is worse than washington, d.c., and i just left there yesterday. >> reporter: we hope you stay cool, and thank you so much for joining us and taking the time to speak with us. as the representative mentioned, it is hot out there so stay hydrated and the georgia department of emergency management saying stay cool, stay hydrated and stay inside. >> people think it's conventional wisdom, but the points he made, don't exercise, and stay hydrated and very important for people to heed. we appreciate it and let's go now to colorado springs, colorado and nearly 250 homes destroyed and the flames keep spreading and sandra endo is live in colorado springs. there is a silver lining, one first bright spot to this today and that could be summed up in the word containment. . >> reporter: that's right. the authorities announced that
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the waldo canyon fire is 30% contained and that's double the progress they've made just overnight and we're very close to the helibase, the area where they're launching the helicopters they're using to combat this wildfire. take a look at this vantage point from with we're standing. you can so the ridge line of the mountain and you can see some of the hot spots where the smoke is smolderring and, you know, it's quite a different scene from yesterday because we were here at the same position and we can see smoke, plumes of smoke billowing from the same mountain ridge and clearly, some progress has been made and you can see it just from this vantage point and authorities and firefighters still have a lot of work to do and as you mentioned the destruction and the toll this wildfire has taken already. so many people displaced and thousands still waiting to get back home, nearly 350 homes destroyed and dozens more also
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ruined and 4,000 residents will get a chance tomorrow or monday to take a bus tour and go through these neighborhoods and see what the flames did to their homes and they won't be able to get off the bus to go to their property, but they will get a tour and get a sense of what's left behind. the good news, poppy, in terms of progress and the evacuated zones and clearly, there's still a lot more that needs to be done and of course, the investigation is still under way. >> sandra, thanks very much. the video we just showed you, dramatic amateur video, sandra mentioned the 4,000 people displaced will get to go on the bus tour to see their homes and what happened. you're looking at the video of one young woman as she drove away from her home and watched it burned down. i want you to listen and i want you to take a listen to the tape and listen to the raw, motion.
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>> there are flames [ bleep ]. oh, my god. oh, my god! oh [ bleep ]. oh [ bleep ]. oh, my god. >> that woman also told us a fascinating story and a police officer stopped her a little bit ahead and helped her calm down and pulled her to the side of the road before she could drive on and she was so hysterical. i know you've been watching all of this, and i want to bring in someone who is there near you on the phone. we have byron largent, they're among the ones that will go on the bus tour tomorrow to go see the destruction of their home. byron, are you with us? >> yes. >> byron, first of all, thank you for joining us, and i heard that you and your wife rebecca and your 1-year-old daughter emma were all evacuated. yesterday was emma's first
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birthday and that you didn't believe that you were going to really be evacuated and this was just precautionary, but we've been told that you've lost your home. is that the case? what has happened? >> we were evacuated on saturday. a week ago. and emma's first birthday was tuesday night, the same night that our house bushed down. tell me about that moment when you were evacuated. i know you said you grabbed emma's stuffed animals, outfits and family photos, but you didn't believe that you wouldn't be back in your home again. >> correct. you know, the fire was it was a ways off in our eyes and firemen, the firefighters and the police officers and everyone can get in, do preparation work they need to do and if something does go wrong or out of the way, smoke and that kind of thing, we just -- you know, we thought we'll go stay with the grandparents and be back in a
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few days. >> we're looking, byron, of pictures of you and emma, she's beautiful, a beautiful girl right now. happy birthday to her. do i understand that right? you're having a birthday party for her today? >> yes. i can't imagine what you're going through and being with your family and being with your daughter. tell me about what you see ahead, where are you going to go? where you're stay anding obviously you weren't prepared for this. what are your plans now? >> we had great support from family and friends in the community. they're really taken us in and provided us with necessities for now. we'll look in to find a new house to rent and build our life back up again. it's been hard, but our faith has been strengthened by this -- this disaster. >> you know, it's interesting. you're on the ground and you have the perspective that i
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certainly don't. i know there are many brave men and women fighting this foir on the front lines. >> what can you tell us and share with our viewers about the first responders down there, fighting this fire that is so difficult to contain and put out. >> they are amazing men and women. we went from 0% containment & to 5% to 10% and now we're up to 30 and, you know, was there one tuesday night when we lost a lot of structures, but they have fought back and they have saved so many more structures. i'm so thankful for the other families that haven't lost their homes. these firefighters are amazing. >> byron, i am so sorry for what you lost and what your community is going through. i am so happy for your family that you're okay and that you're with fairiends and family and y
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have the faith to bring you through this. >> thank you. as much of the country swelters under extreme heat there's this, the storm knocked out power to more than 3 million homes across nine states at a time when temperatures are reaching well into and above 100 degrees, many records being broken. let's bring in bonnie schneider right now. go through all of this for us because the heat is only exacerbating the problems across the country right now. >> it is. you mentioned records broken. this just in, we have brand new records moments ago that have already been shattered. lexington, louisville and kentucky are now past the triple digits. lexington hit 101 which broke the record and islip on long island in new york, at 93. it's important to note for all three of these places, the temperatures are on the way up and the day isn't over yet. we broke the record, but it's still going to get a lot hotter and this is one of many, many record-breaking days that we've
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been talking about. we're expecting records to be shattered tomorrow, as well. currently, look at this. 105 in nashville. just in the past hour, the temperature has gone up there and yesterday it hit an all-time record high of 109 and take a look at the forecast, you can see some cities will get out of the triple digits and it will stay pretty hot into the 90s for monday and tuesday and washington, d.c., stays in the mid-90s and poppy, we're talking about excessive heat and if you can get to a cooling center and it doesn't matter your age or physical condition, this is dangerous. >> we appreciate you keeping an eye on it for everyone out there. the fire in colorado got big guns today. eight of them are in the skies over the rockies right now as we speak. this is significant because this is the first time since 2008 that all eight of these aircraft have been called into action at one time and we have a very rare
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speak. each of those tankers can carry 3,000 gallons of fire retardant and drop all of it in less than 5 seconds. another big story today, can anything, anything, diplomacy stop the killing in syria? look at the destruction in homes. the opposition said more people died in shelling today. it was too much for one flight attendant. this is amazing video, guys. we'll show it to you next. with the spark cash card from capital one, olaf's pizza palace gets the most rewards of any small business credit card! pizza!!!!!
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agreement, the time is running out. we need rapid steps to reach agreement. the conflict must be resolved through peaceful dialogue and negotiation alone. conditions conducive to a political settlement must now be put in place. >> kofi annan, special envoy, speaking in jen avenua today. the plan calls for a few thing, first of all, an end to the current violence and a recommitment to a cease-fire in syria that has been nearly impossible to come by. the implementation of a u.n. and arab-league-backed six-point plan and a transitional government decided on by syrians and this, i think is very important and the new government would include members of the current regime and opposition activists say at least 100 people were killed today alone, as we've been reporting throughout the day, that number keeps going up. >> egypt made history today,
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you're seeing mohammed morsei, that ended hosni mubarak's 30-year reign. security was tight at this swearing in and in his first speech as president morsi says he wants both complete freedom and, quote, a true democracy for egypt. meantime, witnesses in timbuktu mall say militants, islamic militants have destroyed sacred muslim tombs. islamist fighters set fire to the tombs saying saints shouldn't be worshipped. the united nations designated the shrines an endangered world heritage site. the shrines were built in the 15th century. joining me on the phone is host katrina horshe and you're not in timbuktu because of the security
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threats. give me a sense of what you're hearing. this is timbuktu, this is a famous, famous destination and everyone in the world knows about this. history being literally destroyed here. what can you tell us, katarina. today a world heritage site and the historic mosques have mausoleums, that are according to the unesco world heritage site and today the shrines were destroyed by a hard line, religious group. as i understand, they're still continuing to demolish them and the 15th century was the names of the saints and they come here to play especially on fridays when the destruction started and when they surrounded them and they stopped people from coming to the tombs to worship. >> can you give us an idea of why this is happening? they're saying saints shouldn't
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be worshipped, but do we have any idea about this? because of the symbolism of them and how important they are that we all know the name and where they are, do we know what is generating this and why now? >> god is unique and all of this is forbidden in islam. in may they destroyed three other tombs and now they threatened to destroy the remaining 13. and there was the unesco this week that they put them up as endangered, but i spoke to the spokesperson today and apparently they had nothing to do with it only because it was against their form of islam. >> the question is who is on the ground combatting this destruction? is there anyone, any government forces and any civilians that are combatting this or is this all-out recklessness and chaos destroying history? >> at the moment, the population
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can stand and watch, the islamists are armed and none of the people in timbuktu have guns. the situation is tense and at the moment there's no one that stands up to them and as for as i notice, there's been no reaction from the government. the 8:00 news has still not been on air and we might hear something by then, but at the moment the population is on their own. >> at the moment the population is on their own. have we seen anything like this from this group in this region in the past few years or is this monumental in terms of the scale of the destruction and of what they're going after about how sacred the tombs are part of a world heritage site in timbuktu? is this unprecedented at least in recent history? i would say so. i have never seen anything like this, and what they're saying now is they don't care about
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unesco. unesco means nothing to them and it is without the world heritage. >> completely, completely defiant, it sounds like. thank you very much, it's a fascinating, devastating story. please stay on top of it. thank you. we appreciate it. >> thank you. next, a look at your retirement and who needs to see the grandkids all of the time? a lot of retirees headed away from home for their golden years. ♪ i hear you... ♪ rocky mountain high ♪ rocky, rocky mountain high ♪ ♪ all my exes live in texas ♪ ♪ born on the bayou [ female announcer ] the perfect song for everywhere can be downloaded almost anywhere. ♪ i'm back, back in the new york groove ♪ [ male announcer ] the nation's largest 4g network. covering 2,000 more 4g cities and towns than verizon. rethink possible. ask me how cities i've never slept better. [ male announcer ] why not talk to one of the six million people who've switched
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well, more and more retirees are leaving their kids and their grandkids behind and moving out of the country, getting out of dodge. some may have dreamed about it for a long time and others might be doing to stretch their dollar right now. there are pros and cons to this kind of big move. darya dole and is joining us from west palm beach, florida where it's cooler than 100 degrees here in atlanta. thank you for being with us. this trend is happening right now. more than we've seen before. tell us about it and some of the pros. why are people doing this? >> well, you know, this is a great time to talk about it, poppy with an election coming up because every year there are
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some people who threaten to leave the country if they don't get who they want in office, so here you go, folks, here are your guidelines and it's a great opportunity to meet new people and experience different cultures, as a matter of fact, i'm a dual citizen with italy and kevin and i spend a lot of time in italy and not one of the cheaper places to troy this out and it's a lower cost of living in some destinations. most of europe, not so much, but certainly if you're looking for lower real estate prices, maybe in rent or to buy, food prices, transportation, even health care costs, for example, in ecuador, $50,000 would get you a beach-front condo or a two-bedroom penthouse in town. so i mean, when you look at our prices, it's something to take a look at. there are also, in certain cases, a very narrow set of
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circumstances, possible tax breaks for foreign-earned income. as a u.s. citizen, no matter where you live, they're going to tax you on your worldwide income, but if you're working overseas you may get some foreign-earned income credits and you may get a foreign housing exclusion, but you need to tuck to alk to an accountant >> i do want to talk about some of the cons especially if you have people retiring abroad and buying homes or buying second investment properties. we had the massive housing bubble in this country and that can happen anywhere else as well. what do you think? rent when you're over there first, test it out and you never know the political situation depending on where they're going. >> absolutely. you have to rent first because if you're new to the country, you may not even like it once you get there. so try it out for a while and it's not cheap to move because
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for example, i talked to a worldwide moving company who moved a family from a 2,000 square foot house to the london area and it cost $10,000 to move 7,000 pounds of furniture and belongings including the packing. so it's not a chief endeavor, you may want to try a furnished place first, and just pack your bags and your clothes and go from there. >> also, one of the other things -- >> go ahead. >> i just wanted to say that the cost of health care varies widely. so you want to be sure that you understand the country that you're going to and what's available because medicare, most of the time does not cover you outside of the 50 states and certain territories that we have, unless, for example, you're touring in america and you get sick and the closest hospital is across the border in canada or down in mexico. that's a special situation, but you're going to have to pay so
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you want to make sure that the country you're moving to has affordable healthcare. for example, if you go to venezuela, not that i'm recommending venezuela or mexico at the moment, but it's about $30 or $40 for a doctor's president and in ecuador it could be as much as $35 to see a doctor and it's something that you need to investigate and you brought it up at the top, the political situation, poppy. what seems absolutely wonderful today could change in a heartbeat. >> thank you so much. appreciate you joining us. >> you can get helpful, personal, financial advice and sign up for the free newsletter and do it online. dole ands on your >> it's high anxiety onboard a passenger jet. get this, when a flight attendant goes on a bizarre rant and it's, like everything these day, caught on video. ♪
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okay. all of us have spent time sitting on a plane on the tarmac waiting and waiting for it to take off. it can get claustrophobic, it can get hot and it can get frustrating, but when thunderstorms held up an american eagle jet it was the flight attendant who lost his cool. take a look at this, mary snow reports.
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>> reporter: on a flight that was delayed for several hours and never got off the ground an american eagle flight attendant loses his cool taking it out on passengers. i don't want to hear anything. >> we will not get anything once we close the door. no. if you have -- >> is that what he said? this is your time, otherwise you will have to fly with jose. >> what's with not on the tape, passengers describe the flight attendant about this being his last flight. david was with his 9-year-old daughter. >> people were shocked and then, you know, bravely, some people got up and walked out and i wish that i -- and i had to get my daughter home to her mother. she was frightened, kids were crying. >> oh, no --
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>> you have multiple people. >> this is what it looked like when the flight attendant confronted passengers after he made his announcement. by then, american eagle flight 4607 had been delayed for about five hours. it was supposed to go from new york to raleigh, north carolina. rain prevented passengers from even boarding until several hours after the flight was scheduled to leave, and the plan had to turn back. >> unfortunately, our hands are tied and we cannot leave until it is obtained. >> passengers declined and by they came back on, things came to a boiling point and police were called. >> the passenger who was sitting in first class said it wasn't just the flight attendant to blame. he faults passengers as well. >> i did feel some of the passengers overreacted. >> how so? >> i didn't feel any kind of threat coming from him. i felt when he went to the back
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of the plane, you know, you have to remember this is one guy against, you know, a hundred or so, and he by no means chose his words properly, and so he's definitely at fault and i think some of the passengers are also. >> not something david ables agrees with. >> for any passenger who was on that plane to say it was the passenger's fault, that's the flight attendant, the captain. they're supposed to reassure everybody and calm everybody. you think he did that? >> reporter: as for american airlines, it apologized saying we do not believe that the passengers' frustrations were met with the level of service that we expect from our people and for that we are truly sorry. police made no arrests and the flight wound up being canceled. we did try to reach out to the flight attendant through the airline. the airline says the incident is under review and it doesn't discuss personnel matters and the faa says it, too, is
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investigating. mary snow, cnn, new york. wow! the next -- coming up next, the coolest video games that are out right now. i know nothing about video games so we'll bring in our tech expert to tell us what they are. that's next. [ sighs ] forget it. [ male announcer ] there's more barbeque time in every bag of kingsford charcoal. kingsford. slow down and grill. i have to know the weather patterns. i upgraded to the new sprint direct connect. so i can get three times the coverage. [ chirp ] [ manager 2 ] it's like working in a giant sandbox with all these huge toys. and with the fastest push-to-talk... i can keep track of them all. [ chirp ] [ chirp ] [ male announcer ] upgrade to the new "done." with access to the fastest push-to-talk and three times the coverage. now when you buy one kyocera duracore rugged phone, for $49.99, you'll get four free. visit a sprint store, or call 855-878-4biz. [ chirp ]
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all right. so do you remember before the break when i told you that i knew absolutely nothing about video games and that these games
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were great and the best ones and they just came out? >> i was wrong because i know nothing about video games. these are the games of the future and we'll talk about all of them and we'll bring in our tech expert mark salzman. all right. i was wrong off the top and these are not out yet, and i want to talk about the top award for best of show. the number one video game at the e-3 video game awards this year. what was it? >> sure, poppy. you got that right. these are the awards given or announced this week by the game critics award which is is an organization that votes on the best games coming out in the future and the number one game of the show is called the last of us from sonny, probably coming out early next year and it won four or five other awards, but game of show is the jewel in the crown there. this is a post-pandemic world that takes place in the near future where a plague has decimated most of the world's
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population. you play, as this character joel, a middle-aged guy who has to escort a young, naive girl named ellie across the u.s. and it's an amazing ga with lots of adventure, puzzle solving and combat and a beautiful, open world and this is something that gamers are absolutely going to love. and. >> you know, it's interesting because this is such a massive, massive industry moneywise and billions and billions of dollars poored in from people that are obsessed with these games and what won best action game and they took best action game from the critics awards group and that is one of the multi, multimillion dollar franchises and halo is a cyber nettic alley enhanced super soldier and it signals the beginning of a new chapter of the series and you land on this mysterious planet
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and you have the a.i. companion and you're facing off against a new threat and it is still a sci-fi, first-person shooter and along with the single-player campaign, gamers will love the multi-player modes they'll play against x-box live and that will be coming in november for xbox 360. halo 4. >> hardware has a lot to do with this and it seems like just like smartphones, they're releasing new wiis and nintendos and what about best hardware? ? sure, the nintendo wiiu took the best, this is the next generation video game console coming out this fall around the holiday season from nintendo. it has a very interesting game pad or controller that is much like a tablet so you can use your fingertip on the touch screen as well as press the buttons and move it around and it's got a motion sensor as well
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and that combined with that, make for a very interesting combination and in some games in if mom and dad come home they want to watch tv or the kids want to play games, then you can play games on the screen itself, on the little controller you've got on your lap while someone watches tv so it's interesting, coming this fall this september, the wii u. this does not help, technology for the children and for you because i know you're passionate about this stuff. >> that's it. i appreciate it. thanks so much for joining us and of course, if you want more high-tech idea anies reviews go to cnn.dcom/tech and you can follow him on twitter, linkedin and he's all over the place. thanks for being with us. a long-distance swimmer is out to break her own world record. an amazing story. she began her swim in havana,
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any day can be an adventure. that's why we got a subaru. love wherever the road takes you. wow, there it is. if she makes it, this will be an historic feat. australian marathon swimmer penny palfrey is on her way right now from havana, cuba, to florida. she is swimming 103 miles and would break her own record for an unassisted open water swim, but that open water is infested
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with sharks and she is doing it without a shark cage to protect her. >> i had a really good time, and i've never done this one before. i expect it to be very challenging, but i'm very excited about it, so i'm looking forward to it. >> what a brave woman. as if the swim itself isn't impressive enough palfrey is a 49-year-old grandmother. this week's "cnn hero" has been a diver for 40 years. when ken neidermyer saw the fragile ecosystem of the nor fl keys being threatened he created the coral restoration foundation. take a look. >> i grew up diving in the florida keys and it was just the most magical place. the coral reefs were so pretty, and i decided that's what i wanted to do for a living was dive on coral reefs. in abarea where there's live
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coral, there's always more fish and they have recreational opportunities for millions of people. >> i was diving for 40 years and over time i saw the coral reefs start to die. coral reefs worldwide are in decline. if coral reefs dycom pleatly, tourism would be virtually gone. a million people in the world would be impacted. i started thinking how can we fix this problem? >> my name is ken needer micro, we will protect and restore coral reefs. we've developed a system that is simple and something that we can train others to do. >> we start with a piece of coral this big and we hang it on a tree and after a year or two, it becomes this big and then we cut the branches off and we do it a ben. ken's coral nursery is one of the largest in the caribbean and ten times than others in existence. >> in 2003 we planted six corals
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and now there are over 3,000 growing in this area alone. >> before i felt helpless watching it die, and now i think there's hope. it's not too late. everybody can help and i see all of those corals and all those fish. so it's like this whole reef is coming back to life and making a difference is exciting. what a cool job he's doing down there. remember, folks, all of our heroes come from your nominations, so if you have someone you'd like to tell us about do so on our website, go to [ buzz ] off to work!
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all right. well, after years of producing animated shows like "family guy" and "american dad" seth mcfarland, we all know that name, is switching gears. he makes his feature film directing debut this weekend with the comedy "ted" the one you've seen in the trailers with the teddy bear. looks kind of weird. kind of funny. also if you're looking to stay in this weekend and want to rent a dvd, academy award winner "the artist" best picture is out on dvd. let's go through it all. first of all, totally digging your pink hair. rock on. looks great. >> thank you. >> okay. let's talk about "ted" because i keep seeing the trailer. what do you make of it? >> yeah. this one is hard to figure out. imagine that your stuffed animal that you loved as a child came to life, grew old alongside of you and developed a love of hookers and marijuana. okay? there is a lot going on in this movie.
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>> who writes these things? my goodness. >> okay. >> precisely the gentleman you mentioned who is also the voice of ted and he brings an incredibly inappropriate humor to the movie that was spectacular. but definitely not for kids in any way, shape, or form. >> okay. i want to roll a clip for our viewers quickly. >> laurie, you're home early. >> this place is a wreck. who are these girls? >> they're hookers so it's fine. >> what the hell is this? >> where are my manners? this is angelic, heavenly, maureen. i love you girls. somewhere out there are four terrible -- >> okay. so given that, look. it's different. you got to be different these days to stand out. what grade do you give this one? >> ted gets an enthusiastic a from me. >> wow. >> because i am not a huge fan of "the family guy" series because i think it is very mean
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spirited but ted has a heart just as soft and squishy as ted and along the way is wildly inappropriate slightly racist and to me that's what an r rated comedy should be when from a bear. >> okay. let's move on to "the artist." i haven't seen this yet so i am excited it's coming out on dvd. i think a lot of folks are excited to see this, see the dog in it. of course the dog the star of this one. what should we look for in the dvd release? any special features or anything we didn't get in the thesers? >> this dvd is packed with extras. actually a lot of america didn't see this film even though it was unstoppable during award season. you can actually see a blooper reel. they do a feature about the locations used. they do q & as with the artist and then they have tons of other stuff. almost too much to list. it looks spectacular. this movie was back -- it
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harkens back to a time when films were classy and they were not about talking bears that use slurs. >> i love that we got both of those in. talking bears that use slurs and classy movies that harken back to the good days. that's a movie review. >> right. absolutely. you are welcome for that. >> thank you so much. i appreciate it. just want to let folks know at home that they can get all of your movie grades at fandango and thanks so much. we appreciate it. all right. we're keeping an eye on the triple digit temperatures across the country and the raging wildfire in colorado. we'll bring you a live report on both coming up at the top of the hour.
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all right. the will the tsa enforce its zero tolerance policy firing eight air marshals for drinking alcohol? another agent saw them drinking at lunch during training in new york in february and turned them in. none of them were scheduled to fly that day. a supervisor is among those fired. the tsa is also disciplining six others for failing to report the incident. later today in los angeles a public memorial will be held for rodney king. you'll remember very well the civil rights leader, his family, his friends, celebrities are expected to attend today. just two weeks ago king was found dead in his swimming pool at the age of 47. a shock.
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rodney king became the face of police misconduct after his videotaped beating by l.a. police. that was in 1991. a new jersey woman is suing a little league player after she got hit in the face with a ball. i talked with our legal guys about the case. >> he was 11 years old and to think that he could form the requisite mental intent to throw and intentionally hurt someone and yet hit someone in the face at the distance he was, i mean, the yankees would have signed this kid up already. >> as always a lively conversation. you can hear the rest of that in our next hour. severe weather threats across the united states this weekend. let's start in the northeast where millions of people are trying to recover from a huge storm. rain in the midst of a dangerous heat wave. the storms moved through the region yesterday knocking out power to nearly 4 million homes. here's a look at all the
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affected states. a lot of people without power during a record-breaking heat wave. it is dangerous out there. triple digit temperatures are making life miserable for about 100 million americans this weekend and then there's the raging fire out west. firefighters finally making some inroads, some containment in their battle against those ferocious flames. we'll have more on that in just a moment. power outages all playing into this. but first, the aftermath of those fierce thunderstorms. ten people were killed among them. the boys were cousins camping with their families when a tree fell on their tent. let's bring in larry, a spokesperson for the new jersey department of environmental protection. are you with us? >> yes i am. how are you today? >> fine, larry. i was devastated when we heard earlier in our previous hour about these two young boys.
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what can you tell us? what happened? obviously a massive shock. >> it's a sad day when you lose two young boys ages 2 and 7 from south jersey who were with their respective families looking for a nice weekend out in the summer in the country. they were cousins these two boys and they were -- both of their families had camp sites that were adjacent to each other and they were just enjoying, you know, what they hoped was a beautiful weekend when the storms that had raged through from washington, maryland, and up hit south jersey. the storms, the winds came through, heavy rains. the family told our police that they were a bit afraid. one family went and huddled together with the other family in their tent.


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