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our viewers not happy. with the school district. we will have a follow on this tomorrow. tell me what you think on twitter about what was done. here is trace working here forship smith. >>trace: the news begins anew on "studio b." president obama reportedly has a year book style terrorist list which he uses to decide which militants live or die. the president and the "kill" list. live from the white house. a major earthquake in italy has killed more than a dozen people and hurt hundreds. where thousands are still homeless from another major earthquake that hit less than two weeks ago. and another who to one of the most anticipated initial public offerings in the history of the stock market: facebook falled below $30 a share. that is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b."
but first today president obama's secret terrorist "kill" list "new york times" detailing how the white house decides which terror suspects live and which get droned. and the article raises questions about the policies effectiveness and morality. according to the report the president personally reviews the list each week, describes as similar to a year book with photos, names, and whereabouts of known or suspected terrorists. those deemed to be a serious threat reportedly end up on the so-called "kill" list. people such as the american born radical cleric anwar al-awlaki killed by a drone in pakistan last year. there is no question the obama administration has been aggressively targeting militants and there has been quite a bit of success. but some critic including former white house officials told "new york times" it has turned into a take no prisoners approach of the kill first and ask questions later striking because the
president has at the same time vocally opposed torture and has tried to shut the military prison at guantanamo bay. and now to the white house from ed. how is the administration reacting to this? >>reporter: well, you are right it puts the white house in a defensive posture because you have the president, a nobel peace prize winner trying to explain why he has a "kill "list and a firm constitutional law professor trying to explain how this comports with the constitution and united states and international law. white house spokesman charge any got a lot of questions about this at the briefing but insisted this is fully consistent with united states law. >> we were at all times going to act in a manner both lawful and consistent with our values. and he has done that in both cases, very serious about protecting the united states and the citizens. >> now carney referred to a speech given by the president's counterterrorism advisor last month here in washington, dc, and he said the program is
consistent with international law because the united states right now is at war with al qaeda so we have wide latitude to launch the drone strikes at yemen or pakistan. what is interesting about that, same justification used by the bush administration. for some of their acts. >>trace: and did the president have a different view of executive power during the 2008 campaign. >>reporter: he ripped into the bush administration saying they had too muscular approach to executive power and now there are questions whether that is the case after "new york times" story. but back in 2008 campaign the president as a candidate, also said he was going to wage a smarter more effective war on terror and a justification the administration is using today is saying, look, the president took out osama bin laden, all kinds of other top al qaeda terrorists so it could be sloppy and it may
not be bring debt but he is doing what he said in 2008 which was launching a tougher war on terror. >>trace: thank you, ed. and now to breakdown the so-called "kill "list, fox news senior judicial analyst, judge napolitano. judge, you heard the report, the white house is saying this is justified and the white house has been on this course. look, on this path, rather. justification is we kill them because they are liable to kill us if we don't. your thoughts? >>judge napolitano: when the attorney general attempted to justify this a couple of months ago at north western university law school the speech was widely panned because he suggested that somehow the constitution authorized this. that the requirement in the 5th amendment for due process of law basically a fair trail before someone who is not engaged in actually shooting at our soldiers can be killed by the president can be substituted by the careful and secret
deliberation of the president, and people at the speech asked for a copy of the legal research on which he based the outrageous and unprecedented claims he said it is a secret, i can't share it. so the government is essentially having it both ways saying question do this because the law allows it but the reasoning is secret. behalf -- baloney. the law does not allow the president to kill whoever he want, he can only kill if we declare war and they are soldiers or they are engaged in killing us. >>trace: the president vowed in 2008 campaign, vowed to fight al qaeda using united states morals and many are saying the morals say no torture but okay to blow someone up. >>judge napolitano: the president is hardly known for consistency radically changing his view. george w. bush, whatever you think of the presidency did not come close to anything like this. and, yet, the values espoused by
president been were aggressively attacked by president obama. and he gets to the white house and he takes what president did and extends it exponentially. madison and jefferson would be turning in their graves if they thought the constitution they brought forth permitted the president to be a killer. it is wrong. it is against our values. unlawful. unconstitutional. and the congress should do something about it. >>trace: but, judge, at the same time, a lot of people are saying they are taking out bad actors and if that is what it takes that is what it takes. >>judge napolitano: the constitution simply does not put into the hands of one person, the president, the decision to decide whom to kill. when he killed anwar al-awlaki who was born in new mexico, and his 16-year-old son who was born in system system, and their friend who was born in virginia, he crossed a line that most americans can contemplate because if the president can kill members on his own say so,
then the constitution means nothing. >>trace: judge, great to see you, thank you. judge judge whatever we talk about it is a pleasure to be with you my friend. >>trace: the former massachusetts governor romney called today a big day and the analysts say after a long primary battle he will likely clinch the going nomination tonight with a good showing of the texas primary. we have seen a largely one-sided g.o.p. race for the past month, most of the other republican candidates have already then their support behind the frontrunner. now, governor romney tells fox that in a race against president obama the economy makes for his best sell willing point. >> i understand how the economy works. the president wants to make this a personal attack campaign. he is going after me as an individual. look, i'm an american. i love this country. i have experience in the economy that is going to help me get good jobs for americans so we can be secure again.
>>trace: as governor romney hits the new milestone in the race if the white house he is stopping by a couple of key swing states being colorado and nevada, campaign carl cameron is live for us in washington, dc. in question this is a very big day for governor romney. >>carl: all expectations are he will hit the 1,144 imagine evening number, the delegates needed for the nomination when the republicans hold the convention in august. today in colorado governor romney launched a counter offensive on the president's attacks on his business record at bain capital, what he calls his "hostility toward free enterprise." >> we are not the enemy. some of the liberals say they like a strong economy. but they act like they don't like business. i want our government to support small business. middle size business. big business. i want jobs. i want government that is an ally of business, not an enemy
of business. >>carl: romney is accusing the president of undermining free enterprise by bloating big government with more than $3 billion in what he says are politically motivated stimulus projects that failed including green energy projects like solyndra. >> stimulus he put in place did not help private sector jobs but helped preserve government jobs. the one place we should have cut back is government jobs. we have 145,000 more government workers with this president. send them home and put you back to work. >>carl: he was flexing organizational muscle for the message today putting out a video to amplify attack as did the karl rove led group, american crossroads another spot with the same sort of attack. >>trace: governor romney is campaigning with donald trump and a lot of democrats not very happy. >>carl: yes, governor romney will mean with him in las vegas tonight, and at the love the criticism from democrats for the
past few weeks may have been behind what was governor romney said last night on the plane when he tried to distance himself with trump's doubts about the president's birth certificate. listen. >> i don't agree with all the people who support me, and they don't agree with everything i believe in. but i need to get 51 percent or month and i am appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people. >> democrats are worked up. team obama noting unlike romney now, john mccain in 2008 dismissed questions of the president's religion and nationality. and romney is if las vegas he, today, meet with former rival, newt gingrich, who arranged an introduction with billionaire casino adelson who gave $21 million to a pro newt gingrich pac and now wants to help romney. back from the trump thing, the obama for america campaign deputy campaign manager just put out a statement saying it is a sign of romney's lack of
leadership he is not denouncing donald trump who the deputy director called "a charloten." the united states and other western nations have been trying to use diplomacy to stop the slaughter in syria including the massacre that killed more than 100. now the diplomatic options seem to be running out. details on that next. and a driver out-of-control. she did not just crash into a louse she went clear through the house. ♪ the one and only, cheerios
shelled and stabbed and shot dozens of innocent people in the worst displays of violence since the uprising began in march. the syrian regime claims "terrorists" carried out the attacks but the state department spoke woman says the united states holds the syrian government responsible but we cannot confirm. officials from the united states and great britain, germany and france and others telling the syrian diplomats necessity have hours to leave their countries. in another attempt at getting syria to stop killing its own people. of course the united nations estimated the syrian troops have killed more than 9,000 people since last march. and now conor is in jerusalem. what kind of impact can expelling the diplomats have, exactly? >>reporter: this move to expel the diplomats is more symbolic than anything else but in the past few days the international community is ratcheting up
diplomatic pressure on syria and on president assad. however, so far it has not had an impact. on sunday, the u.n. security council did vote to condemn the shelling, deaths and attacks on the syrian town which left more than 100 people dead including women and children. with those types of diplomat maneuvers have done little to stop the violence going on now for more than a year. >>trace: and, conor, the specialen provide, kofi annan met with the syrian president. any progress on that front? >>reporter: well, it doesn't appear there was a lot in the way of progress. kofi annan met with president assad early today, and has been there for two days in syria meeting with syrian officials. the only thing that kofi annan did say that he and president assad did grow to was the need for humanitarian aid to continue to flow into syria but that need
for aid and the agreement on the need for aid comes as syrian forces are attacking fans and there is essentially a civil war going on this right now but kofi annan called on both sighs to put down their weapons and he is trying to push a ceasefire agreement that is essentially been abandoned in the last few days and never, really, took hold, but, at the time, right new, the violence is continuing and diplomatic efforts do not seem to be doing a lot. trace? >>trace: conor, thank you, and now, former state department deputy special envoy during the bush administration, currently a principle for the consulting firm international advisory. is it overstating to say russia and iran are enabling this? russia is providing weapons and iran is providing forces many believe. >>guest: well, i think so. syria really is the junior partner of a broader relationship with the iranian
government. and iran has supplied forces to the kuds the paramilitary force and revolutionary force providing technical assistance to the scenes and has been has been caught giving aways to syria and is the chief protector of syria at the u.n., and of course the obama administration for better or worse has choicen to pursue diplomacy and hitting a roadblock from russia and china. >>trace: we hear talk of nato intervention, how tricky would that be? >>guest: there are a public of risks involved. we are off the expense of libya where we started with a no-fly zone and that is another way of saying we will go to war. in doubt the u.s. military and the allies can do that effectively but this could be another open-ended military commitment at a time when the
united states military and american voters are fatigued with war after war after war. a lot could be done not middle that hasn't been done, and that would be a better approach. >>trace: and we five months ahead of the election and the next step would be for someone to call president putin and said let's get this stopped. >>guest: well, evidently, the president, of course, has a relationship with president putin but so did george w. bush, and a problem western diplomats and western leaders often make is overinvesting themselves in their relationships with ... less than perfect democratically elected leaders which i would describe putin. so, russia, really, they are looking at this news and they were comfortable with the violence before. and they are probably not that uncomfortable with it now so there is not a lost leverage and syria has plenty of munitions and resources so bringing russia on board at the n would not necessarily improve the situation. really, what we need to do is
enable the rebels to take care of matters for themselves better. >>trace: you are saying the u.n. has been ineffective and it is time to go to those on the ground. >>guest: kofi annan has little credibility, dictators are not afraid of him after dealing with him in bosnia and rwanda he did exceptionally poorly so, now, people are not, really, afraid of him or concerned. he has been on the ground to days and he said both sides should player down their arms which imply as moral equivalence but if the rebels lay down their arms they will be slotsered because assad will not. so, working with allies like jordan and turkey to arm these guys would be better. >>trace: thank you, christian. >> in the last year, fish have
miles north and west of the previous earthquake that killed at least seven people. thousands of people in the area have been living in tents most of the dead were workers in factories that collapsed. sports car makers ferrari and mazurati shut down factories near the earthquake zone as a precaution. >> keep this in mine the in team you head out for seafood. scientists say some pacific tuna is carrying radiation from the disaster at the fukushima power plant in japan. last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami unleashed the radioactive substances directly into the ocean. researchers now confirm that a spike in radiation among specific blue fin tuna a popular catch for sushi restaurants but scientists say this tuna is still safe for us to eat. and now, live in the new york studio. tell us about the pacific type
of too any. >> the blue fin sushi kind and this issue is arriving makes sense because the tuna that have migrated to the pacific now, would have started their swim right around the time of the fukushima nuclear disaster and what scientists have found is that blue fin they are capping in the pacific have ten times higher levels of a ain't -- an ingredient they have seen because the yellow fin did not have the high levels that are seen in blue fin which are big fish and can grow to 1,000 pounds or more. the scientists insist that they still found lower levels than would have been ruled unsafe but it is the first time a large fish migrating has carried a contaminant radioactivity such a long distance. so the question: do you want to order it in >>trace: i do, look, a little soy sauce, i love it. what else are we hearing from the doctors?
>>guest: so, you are in. but a lot of people like to know this and several of the medical experts we talked to say it is likely safe to eat with the levels of radioactive matter but you have to think of asking the question, when you go to order, you can always ask, whether or not it is east coast or west coast this is what it looks like. a nice fish, we are not condemning them but what all the doctors i spoke to told us, watch out for too any fish because the risk of getting sick from mercury is probably higher than eating sushi including the blue fin tuna we are talking about. >> if you are looking at the safe levels are according to epa and japan and everything it is still very, very low amounts. but, i tell people not to eat that much tuna. probably only have six ounces of tuna a week anyway. because of mercury. >> and to you are petite woman
or pregnant you have to be particularly careful of mercury and she says she always asks where the fish is from. if you are at a reputable restaurant they will let you know. >>trace: thank you from the new york studio, jamie. millions of americans are still looking for work as the economy struggles to regain its footing but many of the people are about to see an early end to their government paychecks. plus, the justin bieber saga, the cops want to ask the star about a scuffle with the photographer but he says he is ditching the country, instead. coming up as we approach the bottom of the hour. are you receiving a payout from a legal settlement
>>trace: and this is "studio b" at bottom the hour and time for the top of the news. hundreds of thousands of people looking for work are being cut off early by the government wiping down the program to extend jobless benefits for americans unemployed for half a year. the national, employment law project a workers' right groups reports next month half a million americans will see an early end to their unemployment checks this year. keep in mind, the unemployment rate was higher than the current legal of 8.1 percent when congress voted to start the jobless benefit extensions back in 2009. still, the number of americans looking if work reportedly
outnumbers of available jobs by 3-1 margin. and now, live from the new york city studio. why is the government doing this? >>guest: well, you will recall that the unemployment benefits program was set to expire back in february. it was extended with conditions. first, congress reduced the number of weeks the federal government would supplement state unemployment benefits to only 99 weeks and congress also made it tougher for some states to qualify for maximum aid with the thought being the unemployment situation would improve by the end of the year but it really hasn't. the main reason unemployment has dropped a few tenths of a percent because people have green frustrated and given up. the labor department do release the may unemployment situation on friday. the expectation among economists is still dismal 8 percent.
>>trace: and consumer confidence is down? >>guest: we got a conference board take on confidence coming if at a level of 68.7, down or up, rather, let me get this correct. 68.7 was the read if may and fell to 64.9. so a decline there. but, really, look at high water mark this is a reading from 100 so it is satisfactory at best. so this gauge does not look good for may jobs figure coming out on friday. wages have been tepid at best, so, overall, not great news today open the economy. trace? >>trace: not so great, thank you, though. >> the facebook nose dive continues and shares of the social network today dropping below $30 for the first time. right? it has been hovering around that, $29 mark to several hours. as you know facebook went public 11 days ago one of the most hotly if not the most hotly anticipated i.p.o. ever and day
buyed at $38 a share on nasdaq and noun down 20 percent since then, and with it, the personal value of zuckerberg has lost $4 billion. if just the last week and a half and private investors have lost hundreds of millions. well, justin bieber's weekend scuffle with the photographer is now reportedly in the hands of johnny law who put the smack down on a photographer outside a shopping center as the man attempted to snap pictures of his girlfriend. the district attorney tells fox news they have not been presented the case yet but the website tmz reports that westbound certificate going to the prosecutor. if charge asked convicted he could face six months in jail for the accused battery and now the criminal defense attorney, and former prosecutor. i am not sure which is worst, if you are the photographer you have to come out and admit that
justin bieber whipped your butt. look, the bottom line is, justin bieber really is not breaking the law by leaving the country, though, is he? >>guest: absolutely not. but you are right, it is worse to be beat up by a guy that is smaller than a 7th grade girl, but, he hasn't broken the law. here is where the problem is. we all know bieber has people. he has continues of people. they should make a phone call to the police, get on there, and to they want to talk to him tell them what happened. the reality is, nobody wants to charge him with this crime. it is just again so far now they will feel like in the press they will have to look at this and physical they have evaluated and said we looked at and it now we are kicking it to the curb, trillion they do that there is too much press. this is every hour. when the woman accused him of fathering the child he was all over the cops and now the cop
would like a little cooperation and it seems that he is picking and choosing the cops he cooperates with and those he doesn't. >>guest: it could be that he likes this kind publicity. he is just turned 18. he is trying to be a man, now. this is the kind of publicity he may want. but, ultimate textually there is nothing wrong with him not talking to the police, that is the police business. he has a right to remain silent and a right to make the state prove the case of the person interested in this is the press trying to make a civil case out of this. >>trace: the new song, tell me it? someone dying another day. >>guest: something like that. >>trace: he will debut the new song but the bottom line remains, justin bieber, don't you just normally cooperate with the cops if they ask you for your side of the stories don't you say okay i will get my side, give my side. >>guest: i don't expect that as a prosecutor but when you are
talking about cam, you are talking about los angeles there is something different going on than the rest of the world. in that case, where is the down side of his people calling? and letting them know, we will get back with you in a week. that is the down side. i don't know why he wouldn't do that. >> he enjoys it hanging out with boxers and rappers, and swatting the press, look, it is part of the game, whether he is guilty of anything is another issue but he is enjoying this. >>trace: hanging out with selina. thank you boats. appreciate it. cops say a woman slammed her mercedes all the way through a house on new york's long island not early morning hours. here is the after path. you can see the car ultimately hitting a tree in the backyard and a neighborhood said it woman was inside like the house that home with her caretaker.
fortunately they were not hurt in the crash. as for the woman behind the wheel? she report through got out, with just a few scrapes. the prosecution says the driver downed up to 15 drinks before the crash. today she pleaded not guilty to charges of drunk driving. after u.s. navy seals killed osama bin laden, pakistani officials arrested the doctor who helped find the terrorist leader and in the year that followed the doctor's family says he has suffered horrific treatment including torture. the details and what it means for the increasingly strained relationship between our two nations is next. good morning! wow.
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in the latino communityr retirement. what's the rush? the word that we use is jubilation. as you're getting older, you should be able to do the things that you love. >>trace: we are awaiting the astronaut, john glenn, the first man to orbit the planet and of course, several years later back in 1998 he flew on the space shuttle "discovery" for the seven or eight day mission, a long time senator, one of 13 people being honored for the medal of freedom at the white house. and the way this works, there is
actually a medal of freedom board. if you do not know it is the highest civilian honor that anyone can receive. and the way this works is, there is a board that actually nominates people for the medal of freedom and the president has the ability to either take the nominations and go with them or he can choose his own nomination. if you look at list of the 13, ten of them are still alive and will be here today. three of them have passed away but the list is kind of as follows: albright who was the first -- there is toni morrison. a pulitzer prize winner. and the way it works, what they do is, they will bring the people up individually. the president will say very kind words about each. they are all bright the first female secretary of state. john glenn, the american senate. and the musician, bob dylan, blowing the wind, who still is
very active and still huge in the music world. and the university of tennessee women's basketball coach, pat summit, who was a short time ago maybe eight months ago came out and she said she is suffering early signs of early on set alzheimer's disease, an amazing basketball coach with the university of tennessee. john paul stevens the former supreme court justice, also. the founder of the girl scouts. she -- shimon perez. and former director of the centers for disease control and prevention, who helped lead the effort to eradicate small pox. and gordon biochi who fought the internment of japanese americans
during world war ii and here comes the president and the first lady. listen. >> ladies and gentleman, the president of the united states. (applause) >> thank you. welcome to the white house. have a seat, everyone, and it is an extraordinary pleasure to be here with all of you to present this year's medals of freedom. i have to say looking around the world this is a packed house a testament to how cool this group is. everyone wanted to check 'em
out. this is the highest civilian honor this country can bestow. which is ironic because no one sets out to win it. no one picks up a guitar or fight as disease or start as movement thinking, you know what, if i keep this up in 2012 i could get a medal in the white house from a guy name obama. that wasn't in the plan. but that is what makes the award so special, each of the honorees is blessed with an extraordinary amount of talent, all of them are driven but we could fill this room many times over with people who are talented and driven. what sets these men and women apart is the incredible impact they have had on so many people, not in short blinding bursts but
steadily, over the course of a lifetime. together the honorees on this stage and the one whose could not be here, they have moved us with their worded. they have inspired us with their actions. they have enriched our likes. and they have changed our likes for the better. some of them are household names others have labored quietly, most of them may never fully appreciate the difference they have made or the influences they have had but that is where our job comes in. it is our job to let them know how extraordinary their impact has been on our likes. so today we present this amazing group with one more accolade for a life well lived. that's the presidential medal of freedom. so i will take an opportunity i hope you don't mine to brag about each of you.
starting with madeleine albright. usually madeleine does the talking. once in a while she lets the jewelry do the talking. when saddam hussein called her a "snake," she wore a serpent on her lapel the next time she visited bag baghdad. she was called a "goat," one showed up in a pin. she paveed the way for progress in the most unstable corners of the world. and as immigrant herself, the granddaughter of holocaust victims who fled her native czechoslovakia as a child, madeleine brought a unique perspective to the job. once at a natural savings story
a man fromm ethiopia said only in america can a refugee meet the secretary of state. and she said only in america can a refugee become the second of state. we are extraordinarily oned to have pad lynn here and obviously it is fair to say i speak for one of your successors who is so appreciative of the work you did and the pat you laid. it was a scorching hot day in 1963, and mississippi was on the verge of a massacre, and funeral procession for evers has disbanded and a group of manners was throwing rocks a armed policemen, and, suddenly a white man in in hands raised walked to the protesters and talked them into going homefully, he was the face of the justice department in the south.
he was proof that the federal government was listening. over the years, john escorted james meredith to the university of mississippi miss. he walked alongside the selma to montgomery march and laid the groundwork for voting rights act of 1965. in the words of john lewis he gave civil rights worker as reason not to give up on those in power and he did it by never giving up on them. it is fair to say i would not be here if not for his work. bob dylan started out singing other people's songs but as he says this came a point where i had to write what i wanted to say because no one else was writing that. born in minnesota, a town he says where you could not be a rebel, it was too cold, and bob
moved to new york at age 19. by the time he was 23 his voice with its weight, its unique gravel powerchá] was redefining music and the message it carried and how it made people feel. today, everyone from springsteen to u2 owes bob a debt of gratitude l is not a bigger giant in the history of american music. all these years later, he still is chasing that sound, still searching for a little bit of truth and i have to say i am a really big fan. in the 1960's more than two million people died we of small pox each year. over a decade later, that number was zero. two million to zero. thanks in part to dr. bill peggy
a young medical missionary helped develop a strategy used later to eliminate small pox from the face of the earth. when that was was won he moved on to other diseases trying to figure out what works. in a remote nigerian village after vaccinating 2,000 in a single day bill asked the chief how he got so many people to show up and he explained that he told everyone to come see the tallest man in the world. that really tall man, we owe him a great debt of gratitude the on the morning that john glenn blasted into space america stood still. for half an hour the phone stopping ringing in police headquarters and subway drivers offer add play-by-play account over the loudspeakers and president kennedy interrupted
breakfast with congressional leaders and joined 100 million tv viewers to hear the famous words "godspeed john glenn." first american to orbit the earth. john glenn became a hero in every sense. but he did not stop there. as a senator he found new ways to make a difference. and on his 2nd trip into space at age 77, he defied the odds once again. but he reminds everyone don't tell them he has lived a historic life, he says could not put it in past continues because he still has a lot of stuff going on. george knew what it was like to stand alone. as a student at the university of washington, gordon was one of only three japanese americans to defy the executive order that
forced thousands of families to leave their homes, their jobs and their civil rights behind and move to camps in world war ii. he took his case all the way to the supreme court. and he lost. and it would be another 40 years before that decision was reversed giving asian-americans everywhere a small measure of justice. in his words "it take as crisis to tell us that unless citizens are willing to stand up for the constitution it is not worth the paper it is written on." this country is better off because of citizens like gordon who are willing to stand up. similarly, when chavez said, at his kitchen table and said they shut start a union, she thought he was joking. a single mother. of seven children. but she obviously did not have a lot of free time.
but she ahead been an elementary school teacher and remembered seeing children come to school hungry and without shoes so in the end she agreed. workers are glad that she did agree. without any negotiating experience, she helped lead a world-wide grape boycott that forts growers to agree to some of the country's first farm worker contracts ander since she has fought to give more people a seat at the table. don't wait to be invited. citizen in there. on a personal note she was very gracious when i told her i had stolen her slogan, "yes we can," knowing her, i am pleased she let me off easy because delores does not play. four years students at georgetown university knew he was great professor but they did not realize he was also a hero.
fluent in four languages, possessed of a photographic memory, he searched as a courier for the polish resistance in the days of world war ii. resistance fighters toll him that jews were being murdered on a massive scale, and smuggled him to the warsaw ghetto in a polish death camp to see. he took that information to president roosevelt giving one of the first accounts of the holocaust and imploring the world to take action. it was decades before he was ready to tell the story by then he said, i don't need courage anymore so i teach compassion. growing up in georgia, in the late 1800's juliet lowe was not exactly typical. she influence airplanes. she went swimming. she experimented with
electricity for fun. and she recognized early in order to keep with the changing times women would have to be prepared. so, at age 52, after meeting the founder of the boy scotts in england she came home and called her cousin and said i've got something for the girls of savannah and all of america and all the world and well start it tonight. a century later, almost 60 million girl scouts have gained leadership schools and self-confidence through the organization she founded including c.e.o.'s, astronauts, my own secretary of state and from the beginning they have also included girls of different races and faiths and abilities. just the way that she would have wanted. toni morrison is used to distraction as a single mother working at a publishing company by day she would carve out a little time in the edge to write often with her two sons pulling
on her hair and tugging her earrings. once a baby spit up on her tablet so she wrote around it. serbs -- circumstances may not have been ideal but the words everyone magical. her prose brings us that kind of moral and emotional intensity that few writers ever attempt "song of solomon," to "beloved," she reaches us deeply with lyrics and precise and distinct and inclusive. she believes that language moves to the place where meaning might lie. the rest of us are lucky to be following along for the ride. during oral arguments justice june paul stevens began the line of questioning with a polite, may i interrupts or may i ask a question. you can imagine the lawyer's would say, okay.
after which he would as politely force a lawyer to stop dancing around and focus on the most important issues of the case. and that was the signature style. modest. insightful. well prepared. razor sharp. he is the third longest serving justice in the history of the court. justice stevens applies throughout the career the clear and graceful manner to the rule of law and rights favoring a pragmatic solution over an ideological solution. he would comply when unsuspected tourists ask to take their picture in front of the court. and at his vacation home in florida he was john from arlington better then for the world class bridge game. >>trace: the president talking about the 13 medal of freedom recipients ranging from all walks of life, if you want to continue watching this we will stream