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ouch! >> time for your brew on this question of the day. we asked you what you think of jimmy fallon taking over the tonight show for jay leno. jean from new york said jay is a class act and i don't think he can be replaced by jimmy fallon. i agree about jean. >> brett tweeted i never found fallon as funny as he finds himself. >> jane says i still miss johnny carson who was the best. "fox & friends" starts right now. have a great day. >>gretchen: good morning everybody. today is thursday, april 4, 2013. i hope you're going to have a great day. i'm gretchen carlson. what do democrats have to say to concerned citizens who want to arm themselves against intruders with guns in colorado? we'll play the entire tape.
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>>steve: brian banks was stripped of his football uniform and forced into a prisoner's uniform. this morning incredible news for a star player who spent five years behind bars for a crime he had nothing to do with. >>brian: why is everything sports-related? it isn't deja vu all over again, is it? nbc kicks jay leno to the curb again promising he'll be removed again. was that a good move then? is it a better move now or is it a big mistake? "fox & friends" with the details and a lot of questions right now. >>steve: the last time jay leno left the tonight show, that didn't work out well. >>brian: they said we'll give you the 10:30 show, give conan your show in a couple of years. when he took it, nbc got cold feet. let's get jay leno back. >>steve: the problem is
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jay leno is number one in the ratings, has been for over a decade. why would they retire him? is this another boneheaded move by nbc? >>gretchen: they're saying it's always important to go out on top. there is some merit in that, but is that the real truth of what's going on here? they are also going to be moving the show back here to new york instead of l.a. we'll talk about that in a minute. >>brian: traffic will be bad. >>gretchen: let's get to your headlines. new developments in the murder of colorado's prison chief. police looking for two members of a white supremacist prison gang. this man, thomas glee, and james lore, are armed and dangerous. they were in frequent contact with evan ebel. the men reportedly spoke to him 24 hours before clements was killed. shot in cold blood in daylight. a sherrif with a reputation for cracking down on drug
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dealers shot while eating in his car outside a courthouse. new details about that gunman. witnesses say the suspect approached sherrif eugene crumb and fired twice into his car. the gunman walked to his truck and drove away. a few minutes later he was wounded in a shootout with cops. >> north korea taking its threats to a new level. its army ratified a -- quote -- "mercy list -- merciless nuclear strike against america." it is the latest in its daily war-like threats. so should we be worried? >> i think in terms of reaching the united states that that's unlikely, to say the least. impossible probably. but it's not to underestimate north korea's capability to do something to south korea or japan. and i think that the risk of this increasingly belligerent rhetoric, they're well past prior north korean play books on this. >>gretchen: the u.s. is
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sending missile interceptor to guam in case north korea does launch any kind of an attack. a top football prospect cleared of a crime he didn't commit given a second chance at the nfl. >> all that got us was a plea bargain, and that plea bargain destroyed my life. >>gretchen: that was brian banks the day he was exonerated last year. he spent five years behind bars for a rape he didn't commit. 11 years after being arrested the 27-year-old is officially an nfl player. banks signed with the atlanta falcons. >>brian: his plea bargain -- and you look at his workout. this guy looks like an olympic athlete. was he in one of those prisons where he was able to work out or was it an hour a day gym work? >>steve: we'll hear more about his story. in the meantime let's talk about the president of the united states. he flew to denver
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yesterday. he was there at the denver police academy. he's going to connecticut on monday. next week as well the u.s. senate may be under the guidance of harry reid, is going to vote on something regarding gun control. what's interesting, though, is apparently according to the daily caller, somebody doesn't like the president's suggestion, and that is the aclu. there are parts of it, the new law being proposed in the u.s. senate, that they say simply would be illegal. >>gretchen: it's interesting because usually you would think the aclu would align themselves with any kind of democratic measure but not in this case. they say they have two problems with it with regard to privacy rights and civil liberties. what does that mean? the information collected in any kind of gun registration, they are worried that would be collected for one purpose but potentially used for another. it's kind of like if you put your e-mail address on some sort of list and before you know it you're getting sales for other
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companies. same kind of thing. they're supposed to tear it up and destroy it within a matter of hours but in this case there could be concerns that might not happen. >>steve: we're talking about private sales as opposed to when you go to a store and buy it. >>brian: going to a national registry and that is something most people, including the president said he doesn't support. but it doesn't matter. if that's there it could go there and that would get people upset if there was a national registry. the more you read about it, the more you hear about it, the president going out to denver, next week over to connecticut, he's really doing something that i don't think he could possibly win. do you know anyone on any level that thinks he's going to get significant gun reform at a federal level? >>steve: no. >>brian: this is going to be his version perhaps of george bush going for social security when his own party left him and he was not able to reform social security and now his own party is leaving him on this. >>steve: you look at the polls. we cited one poll taken
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before sandy hook. i saw another one after sandy hook. when it comes to where gun control legislation falls in comparison to things you're worried about and concerned with, like jobs and what's going on internationally, i think gun control is at 4%. meanwhile, also out in colorado, there's a democratic congress woman by the name of diana degette. she is the sponsor of the federal bill that would ban big magazines. anything that would hold more than ten bullets. she is pushing that. extraordinarily, she was at a forum recently where it was clear to everybody watching she does not know how guns work. watch this. >> just very briefly, to your last question, what's the efficacy of banning these magazine clips? i will tell you these -- these are ammunitions. they're bullets.
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so the people who have those now, they're going to shoot them. and so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high-capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won't be any more available. >>steve: that's the problem. she thinks that a magazine is like a bullet. and once you use it, it's gone. what she doesn't understand is a magazine is reloadable, refillable. by her logic, when you run out of gas, you've got to buy a new car. unfortunately, for a lot of people who are concerned about gun rights, wait a minute, that's the woman who is shepherding legislation through the united states senate -- rather the house of representatives? that's crazy out in colorado. >>gretchen: she also made controversial remarks to a senior citizen out in colorado. he apparently was concerned about a bad guy coming into his house and what will happen if he has to change such magazines?
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he says that he would be at a serious disadvantage. and here was the response. >> the good news for you, you live in denver, the d.p.d. would be there within minutes. [laughter] >>brian: might be dead any way. he said the denver police react quickly. by the time they got there, you probably would be dead. a pretty good answer. >>steve: hilarious. thank you very much. and she is the woman who is sponsoring the federal ban on large magazines. >>brian: how about this for a deal? if you promise to quit, i'll give you $15 million. >>steve: so long. >>brian: it wasn't a proposal but one that was offered to jay leno. he gets an exit package. right after the olympics, he exits next year most likely number one and in comes jimmy fallon, the guy that follows. he's had some success.
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and lauren michaels pushed this entire deal saying how much of a lead do you want to give jimmy kimmel. >>gretchen: they are going to move the show back to new york from los angeles. it was a couple of years ago we went through this whole thing with jay leno. he was pushed out for conan o'brien and that didn't work out so well. is it the right thing to do, the right thing for somebody to leave when they are so-called at the top? he's 64 years old. in tv a lot of things have to do with the younger generation and trying to continue to attract them to watch your program. >>steve: i read something last week. it said the average age -- >>brian: good you're reading again. >>steve: i got new readers. >>brian: they read to you. >>steve: wouldn't that be nice. apparently the average age for a viewer of jay leno is 58. average age of a viewer for jimmy fallon is 33.
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if jay leno leaves nbc, where will he go? he could go to fox. he's got millions of fans. it could be a really good deal for fox and mr. leno and a bad thing for nbc. >>brian: here's a look at last night's monolog as they both poked fun at each other. >> nbc and i have reached a peaceful, amicable agreement that is both beneficial to both sides. april fool! >>brian: a group of ministers and rabbis are calling on president obama to stop the white house drone program. the priests, ministers and rabbis weren't planning on working together but they happened to walk into the same bar. >> north korean dictator kim jong un increased security for himself and his wife. did you know his wife is a singer? she goes by the name of lil kim jong un. >> this is late night with
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jimmy fallon for now. you guys probably heard the news, i'm going to be taking over for the tonight show next february. [cheers and applause] >> i want to congratulate our good friend jimmy fallon. he is a hell of a guy. he's going to do a great job. i just have one request of jimmy. we've all fought, kicked and scratched to get this network up to fifth place; okay? now we have to keep it there. jimmy, don't let us slip into sixth. we're counting on you! >>brian: they say he's had so much money, he banks his tonight show checks. he lives off his vegas acts on the weekend. he walks away 64. i'm very interested because he's winning overall. >>gretchen: let us know what you think about it. e-mail us or twitter us. if you're one of the three of us, maybe brian, we never watch him any way because we're sleeping. at least i am. >>steve: we got the d.v.r.'s. one other component. letterman's contract is up
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the mary jane. >>gretchen: now they don't want to pay. here to explain is the host of varney and company, stuart varney. it's my understanding this has something to do with i.r.s. section 280-e. i study the i.r.s. code every night. it keeps me up at night. >> it is a way of going to sleep. there is a clash between federal law and state law over legal marijuana. state law, colorado, for example, it is legal. you can sell it, have a dispensery. put it out there. federal law says no, you can't. because federal law says no, you can't do that, they tax you. you do not get the tax breaks that all other businesses get. if you're a marijuana dispensery in colorado or anyplace else. that is putting some of these dispenseries out of business. >>steve: when you look at the numbers, they are jaw dropping. with a regular business when you can deduct certain things legally, you might pay a top rate of 45%. but these pot growers
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according to the law can't use those deductions although they are being challenged by the i.r.s. and court system. they're being taxed to the tune of 70%, which would knock a normal business out of business. >> the i.r.s. has been conducting audits of some of these marijuana dispenseries, medical marijuana, especially in california, and the audits forced them to pay this very high level of taxation at the federal level, is putting a lot of them out of business. if you want -- if you think that the legal marijuana business having been voted as legal, for example, in the state of colorado, if you want to see it grow like any other business, then you've got to resolve this conflict with federal law. >>gretchen: i'm sure what they're doing is passing the costs along to people and i'm sure people will pay more to get their hands on marijuana. >> that's not the way it's working. because if you raise the price of marijuana at the state level, maybe you make more profit. but that more profit is
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going to be taxed more heavily by the federal government. so it doesn't work. you can't pass along these no-tax breaks. if we're going to decide that legal marijuana is okay, then you've got to resolve this clash with federal law. and you've got to make a decision at the political level, at the national level. >>steve: you've got to wonder whether or not some of those pot growers are going remember in the old days when we grew it in the garage, nobody knew about it and we didn't pay taxes on anything? >> that's right. illegal was probably a great deal more profitable than legal. >>steve: we're going to be watching you three hours from now over in fox business. >>gretchen: it is one of our most talked about segments this week, a heated debate with legendary coach lou holtz. should college at hraoets hraoets -- college athletes get paid? >> that is one of the problems. people are there to get an
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education. >>gretchen: is brian right? you're not going to get a word in because you're not right on this issue, okay. >>brian: i can't hear her. >>steve: kids coming home from middle school hungry. why? they were forced to throw out their lunches for having outstanding balances. what's the school have to say for itself? straight ahead. go hungry because you've got no money. ♪
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>>steve: time for quick headlines on this thursday morning. shocking prison video shows
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inmates using drugs, drinking beer and holding loaded guns. where do you think that is? that's in jail. taken in 2009 at orleans parish prison. it was shown at a hearing on jail reform. the prison was shut down last year. not a bad idea. >> demolition beginning on former president ronald reagan's childhood home in the city of chicago. the 40th president lived there when he was just a toddler. the university of chicago resisted repeated calls to save the building. the site will be used for construction of a new parking garage for a medical center. now here's brian versus barney. >>brian: kevin ware's horrific leg injury sparked national debate over whether college athletes should get paid especially if a guy should never play again. coach lou holtz says i'm
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way off thinking i should be paid. remember yesterday. >> you want a job? drop out of school and go to work for wal-mart. you're not supposed to get rich in college. when i was in college you say you need a haircut, look in the mirror. i look in my wallet. my wallet told me whether i needed a haircut or not. you're not there to do anything except get an education. that is one of the problems with college athletes today. you're there to get an education. >>brian: that's how he felt. does he have a point? barney bernstein, you're a legendary sportscaster. when you see the billions coming from cbs to advertisers, don't you think the indispensable item are the players? >> i already think they're getting paid. for all the people out there who have gone to college who still have outstanding student loans, we know it is not cheap anymore. so many of these kids are on full skhr-rps, --
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scholarships, not paying for their books or boarding. while i understand all the money being made off of merchandise, you open a huge pandora's box if you pay players. a lot of schools do not, football programs do not make money. what happens if your swimming program is the best at your school, are you going to pay them now? >>brian: they're nonrevenue. >> it is a huge pan tkor ras box and i don't think you can open it. >>brian: it comes down to two sports, basketball and football, they're not making money. the alabama's of the world, louisville's, you can't tell me kentucky doesn't bring money in. the guys got no shot at being pro. >> are you not going to pay the schools that don't make money? i get what you're saying.
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i think if you look at it on a macro level, how you figure out who gets paid and how much they get paid, it's a huge challenge. >>brian: let's move on to talk about what's happening at rutgers. they fired their coach. you'll see this video again. did they have a choice, any choice but to fire him? >> no, i don't think so. in hindsight and of course that is always 20-20, if the school decided to hit this head on and say we're aware our basketball coach was functioning in a way that is not acceptable by the university. we're handling this. we're putting him through some sort of rebill taye -- rehab -- >>brian: they did that in november. >> i don't think that was enough. now that the video is up there and people feel there is a coverup, he had to go. >>brian: a $75,000 fine and three-game suspension, is the a.d. in trouble?
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does the president fire the a.d. today? >> from everything i heard, the a.d. is safe. >>brian: he is safe? finally, when you talk about the final four, we have a very intriguing matchup. wichita state, which no one is talking about, takes on louisville who now everybody is talking about. >> because of the kevin ware injury. i think people underestimate the value of that emotional power that comes from a fallen teammate. as it is, a lot of people thought louisville would go any way. >>brian: michigan, will they lose to syracuse? >> syracuse has been on such a great run in the tournament but michigan is playing better now. they got mitch mcgeary who has been put in the starting lineup, while they have the big ten player of the year, i think mcgeary has been an added component. >>brian: louisville-syracuse, a very high rated, lucrative final
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something. >>brian: the only guy doing good is your idol bruce willis. >>steve: he's doing okay. >>gretchen: let's do headlines. remember this carnival cruise ship that left thousands of passengers stranded for days at sea with no power or working toilets? well, where triumph goes trouble follows. the ship broke loose from its moorings yesterday in mobile, alabama, with about 800 workers on board. >> it hit the other vessel. the other vessel went way over the side and come back. then the back of it hit. then it pinned the tugboat in between. >>gretchen: the triumph was brought back in by tugboats with a 20-foot hole in its side. the ship has been undergoing repairs since the nightmare trip. a guard shack was knocked into the water and one worker still missing.
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>>brian: recent investigators show florida electronic benefits transfer withdrawals for welfare recipients to strip clubs. officials say they knew about the waste of taxpayer money all along. >> we don't set the law. this is nothing illegal for people using the cards in this manner. >>brian: under the bill, first-time offenders would be kicked out for six months. three violations and you're out for good. >>steve: maybe they were buying groceries at the strip joint. as if losing your hair isn't bad enough, a new study finds bald guys are 70% more likely to have heart disease. the more hair men lose, the greater the risk. but only if they thinned on the crown of their head. guys with receding hairlines are in the clear according to the research.
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>>gretchen: not enough money in your lunch account? go hungry. at least two dozen students at a middle school in massachusetts were denied lunch or told to throw their food away because they had outstanding balances. >> they told me to throw it away because i didn't have enough money in my account. >> we apologize for the actions. the intent was not to humiliate [inaudible] >>gretchen: an on-site director is now on administrative leave. >>steve: what were they thinking? brian kilmeade, lance is back. >>brian: it's about time. i miss him. such a charmer. lance armstrong making quite a splash as he returns to competition. the disgraced cyclist signed up to swim at the university of texas. the u.s. masters swimming east is not considered under the rules of the u.s. antidoping anal is i which banned armstrong from all -- antidoping agency which banned armstrong from
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all competitions for all of his life. >> britney gr i ner might be invited to a tryout to the mavs. griner tweeted this out. i would hold my own. let's do it. she is 6'8", will be a star in the wnba. why not give her a shot in the nba. come up on radio between nine and noon, just three hours from now, chris wallace, steve doocy, stuart varney will be joining me and special guests around the sports world. >>steve: we've got a special guest now, maria molina out on the streets of new york city with a forecast on what to expect today. >> good morning. i'll tell you what you're expecting across the northeast and that is very chilly temperatures yet
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again. not feeling like spring here in new york city. we're currently in the 30's. those wind chill temperatures across the northeast only in the 20's. bundle up. you still need the scarf, gloves and heavy jacket. good news? we have a change expected very soon as we come into the we could with a gradual warmup with temperatures not just in the northeast but pretty much the entire eastern half of the country. there is a chance for severe storms in the state of florida, southern parts of georgia and alabama. damaging wind gusts, isolated tornado and large hail will be possible. temperatures on the cool side. 46 degrees for your high temperature in atlanta. it is going to be cooler in atlanta and also in the city of raleigh, north carolina, than in minneapolis where you're expecting highs into the upper 40's. warmer days ahead but steve, gretchen, brian, i think the most noticeable of it will be during the nighttime hours across the northeast whereby sunday we'll be talking about lows only in the 50's. not bad.
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>>gretchen: okay. let's celebrate. let's have a party. thanks, maria. cirque du soleil has been wowing crowds for years. today's signature blue tent going up where? city field. >>brian: anna kooiman is getting a sneak peek at their big show. >> we are live under the big top. good morning. this is absolutely spectacular. they are going to be here in new york city until may 12. the show goes on the road in about eight different cities a year. here we go. i'm joined by a nice gentleman, francis jouvair, the publisher of the show. these performers pretty much work their entire lives at this. >> basically they balance once a week on stage and warm up for an hour and a half before performance. >> it's a lot of work for these guys. tell me about the show. >> it is about the evolution of mankind.
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it is a new theme. it presents an aspect of the evolution of the human body, human civilization. we do it the cirque du soleil way with high-flying acrobatics. >> there are more than 700 costumes here? >> 750 costume pieces in the show and we have a backup of everything. >> there is had a whole crew? about six different people who are ironing and sewing on things like sequins and crystals and mirrors. this one has how many? >> 4,000 crystal and mirror pieces hand sewn into the costume. if you look at a body suit like this one especially made for the performer and the fabric is all white at first and we do everything, hand paint and hand dye in montreal. >> since this is
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evolutionary, i imagine this must be -- this has got to be at the beginning of the show? >> not necessarily but it is in one of the scenes, one of the characters. a monkey on stage. >> how about the makeup? these guys do their own. it takes between 30 minutes and an hour and a half. show me this over here because this is every lady's dream. >> they all do the makeup by themselves. each step they have to do, it takes them about an hour and a half to get on makeup until the final results. >> at home we have a special treat for you. later in the show, we're going to have a live performance. this is something that is very rare for cirque du soleil to do. that is coming up a little bit later so you're not going to want to miss it. >>steve: thank you very much. we'll see you later. >>gretchen: we told you about this story yesterday. a former member of the radical weather underground now teaching at colombia university in new york. our next guest is outraged
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because his father was killed by that group connected to the underground. >>brian: how hard is it to get a job right now? wait until you hear about brand-new requirements to flip burgers at mcdonald's.
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>>brian: quick headlines. after years of bragging about his wind power operation, b.p. is selling it off, the company going back to petroleum. b.p. says it wants to become a more focused oil company. figures show profits are way down. getting a job at mcdonald's a bit of a challenge these days. a restaurateur wants
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cashiers to have a college degree. >>gretchen: outrage is growing against colombia university here in new york city for hiring former weather underground radical kathy boudine as a member of its staff. she went to jail for her involvement with robbery of two trucks. >> the group of terrorists who claimed responsibility for a bombing called themselves faln and they had connections to boudine's group weather underground. joe connor joins me this morning. i'm sure it's tough to look at those pictures of the family together. >> it is hard to see. i'm grateful to see my dad safe again. that's what a lot of motivation has been, never let him be forgotten. before we start, i want to mention the names of those three men killed: officers o' brady, page and waverly
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brown. >> when you hear the news that colombia university is hiring this woman who is responsible for the deaths of thee other people, what do you make of it? >> it makes me feel that academia has taken some of the left-wing causes and kathy boudin would not have been hired if, say, she was a serial killer. there is no doubt about it there is a connection between her left-wing background, her radicalism and the people at colombia who wanted that kind of celebrity, that kind of person in their school. and it's very disturbing that she would be put in front of really impressionable kids. >>gretchen: we had a lot of discussion about bill ayers, also associated with this group, and he's being seen as a -- quote -- "respected member of academia" as well. what does that say about society? and, number two, do parents even realize that
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potentially these could be the instructors their kids are being put in front of? >> that is a good point. i don't think they know. they put someone like bill ayers who is at minnesota state, kathy boudin, all these various people who have jobs at colleges and now they are respected. it makes no sense. they were murderers. they planted bombs. they tried to overthrow the united states. when they realized they couldn't do that, they moved from an act of terrorist role to the academic role, to politics and even into the media. we see this movie coming out this week from robert red ford about the weather underground. and from what i understand -- i haven't seen it yet, no one has -- but it seems like it's romanticizing their attacks and their murders. it's a dangerous involvement of these people to mold people's minds and
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whitewash their background really. and it's a trend. it's undeniable. >>gretchen: we should mention your family was also hit with the terrorist attacks of 9/11, that your father's godson was also killed. >> my father's godson was killed on 9/11. my father was killed by the faln in the 1970's. and i was in the world trade center that morning. i saw the planes hit. we've been affected by both sides. some of the things in the 70's are happening now with the islamic terrorists where all these other groups are becoming respected parts of our society. but you're never quite sure where they're going with this. >>gretchen: you know firsthand what it felt like to be the son who lost his dad. but the message, i think, today is for parents to be a little bit more aware of who may be teaching their kids. joe connor, thanks for your time. >> thank you, gretchen. >>gretchen: we reached out to colombia university for a statement. the school did not respond
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to our request. coming up on "fox & friends," this guy is not getting the boyfriend of the year award jumping out of the way while his girl gets smacked in the head with a home run ball. >> land of the free? that depends on what state you live in. judge napolitano explains which states are the most ♪ [ male announcer ] pain not sitting too well? burning to feel better? itching for relief? preparation h offers the most maximum strength solutions for all hemorrhoid symptoms. from the brand doctors recommend most. preparation h. don't stand for hemorrhoids. from the brand doctors recommend most. new honey bunches of oats greek yohere we go.ole grain. honey cornflakes and chunks of greek yogurt. i'm tasting both the yogurt and the honey at the same time.
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>>steve: just how free are you? that might depend on the city or state that you call home. >>brian: a new study by a libertarian think tank
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ranks the 50 states in order of personal freedoms. so how does yours stack up? >>gretchen: fox news senior judicial analyst judge andrew napolitano is here to break them down. are you going to start with the most free or the ones that have a griper? >> we have a chart. the most free are in green: north dakota, south dakota, tennessee and new hampshire. the least free are in yellow. new york, new jersey, my home state rhode island, california and hawaii. how do they gauge this? they gauge this by the laws that the states impose that regulate personal private behavior. in the most free states, that behavior, the size of the container out of which you drink your soda pop is unregulated by the government, and you are free to make choices. there's good news and bad news here. the bad news is that there are states like new york -- new york city -- where the government thinks it can
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regulate private behavior. the good news is, as ronald reagan used to say, you can still vote with your feet. if you think the taxes are too high in new jersey, you can move to pennsylvania. if you think the regulation is too much in massachusetts, you can move to new hampshire. >>steve: one of the components of whether or not your state is free, one of them is taxes. in new york it is terrible. and in california it is even worse. >> where you and i live, the real estate taxes are the highest in the union. the state income tax is the highest in the union because we have the fewest deductions. i'm not critical of governor christie. these things were in place before he came into office. >>brian: if everybody craves freedom, why aren't people running to north dakota? why aren't they fleeing to south dakota? >>gretchen: it's something called winter, brian, w-i-n-t-e-r. >> the people who did the study are in a think tank
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at george mason university. they are serious academic scholars of freedom, and they do this every year. every year the states don't seem to change. the only thing i can think of is people's attitudes get acclimated to things. we live in new york and are accustomed to this heavy regulation. >>brian: would you work out of the north dakota bureau? thank you very much. >> pleasure guys. have a nice day. >>steve: straight ahead, do vaccines cause autism? our medical a team separating fact from fiction. >>gretchen: do you know what this is? the stkpwaoeu who made the first -- the guy who made the first call on a cell phone 40 years ago. >>steve: they called it the brick. ♪
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that's the value of performance. northrop grumman. >> gretchen: good morning, everybody. today is thursday, april 4, 2013. i'm gretchen carlson. thanks for spending a little bit of your day with us today. north korea getting more aggressive. officially standing by its military now, preparing for nuclear war? this morning the administration admits there may have been a little bit of a mess-up. we'll inform you. >> brian: then one sheriff has a message for the president. see those cops behind you? quit using them on your gun control agenda. they got a beat to walk. >> steve: they do. meanwhile, this guy is not getting the boyfriend of the year award. oh, man. he jumped out of the way as his girlfriend got smacked in the kisser with a home one ball. watch it again. there she goes. man. what happened at home? we'll tell you. "fox & friends" hour two for thursday starts right now.
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>> steve: it's that fight or flight thing. you see the ball coming at you, you move out of the way. >> brian: i will say this, if that's a new relationship, that is over. don't you think so, gretchen? >> steve: absolutely. >> gretchen: not necessarily. >> brian: hey, doll face, let's go to the game. i have great tickets in the upper deck. >> gretchen: let me stop you right there. if you called somebody doll face, the relationship with definitely be over. >> steve: might be their nickname. everybody has a nickname. >> brian: mine is from 1951. so that's fine. >> steve: i'm just saying. >> brian: i will say this, pumpkin. >> gretchen: pumpkin? okay. how about honey boo boo? >> steve: don't off nickname for your husband? >> gretchen: ahem. >> steve: that's my point! everybody has a nickname.
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>> gretchen: no, it's definitely not pumpkin or honey boo boo. it's definitely not doll face. >> steve: but do you have one? >> gretchen: i don't know if i really do actually. i'd have to think about that. >> brian: we're also nicknameless in my relationship. >> steve: my wife calls me honeymooner on my honey moon, to this day. she said yesterday, hey, honeymooner, you got to fix the toilet upstairs because that flapper thing is running. >> brian: they called you a mooner in high school, but that was on the wrestling team. >> steve: that was a completely different mooner. >> brian: by the way, shear my question, if you bring -- if your girlfriend, your hot tamale, you bring her to the upper deck of a baseball game and duck out of wait when a foul ball comes, gretchen, do you break up with that guy? >> brian: no. >> brian: oh, you have ho! >> gretchen: the woman should be able to also catch the ball. >> steve: she didn't see it coming. >> brian: right. if you're the man, you shouldn't run for cover.
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it's okay if you miss the ball. >> steve: we'll give you the details as we have them. >> brian: all right, cutie pie? i'm talking to the people. >> gretchen: did you just call me cutie pie? >> brian: i called america cutie pie. >> gretchen: remember what happened that other time when i had to get up and go? >> brian: oh, yeah. you stormed off and everyone understood the sarcasm so well. >> brian, you're fired. >> steve: so sad when that happens. >> gretchen: okay. let's do your headlines now. new developments in the murder of colorado's prison chief. police looking for two members of a white supremacist prison gang. check out this guy here. this is thomas glee. then you have james lore, armed and dangerous. it's believed they're heading to nevada or texas. they are believed to be with evan ebel. shot in cold blood in broad daylight a west virginia sheriff with a reputation for crack down
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on drug dealers, shot dead while eating his lunch in his car outside a courthouse. this morning, new details about that alleged gunman. witnesses say the suspect approached the sheriff, fired twice into his car. he then calmly walked to his truck and drove away. a few minutes later, he was wounded in a shootout with cops. krum, just elected in january. remember this carnival cruise ship that left thousands of passengers stranded with no power or working toilets? well, where triumph goes, trouble follows. high winds caused the crippled cruise ship to break loose from its moorings in alabama. 800 works were on board. >> the other vessel went way overt side and come back. then the back of it hit and then a tug boat in between. >> gretchen: triumph dragged back in with a 20-foot pole. in its side, check out that photo. more problems. the ship has been undergoing repairs since the nightmare trip two months ago.
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the story we were talking about. a woman hit in the face by a homerun ball after the man she's with jumps out of the way. look again as the poor woman is drilled. it appears her boyfriend made no attempt to save her. it happened in the 7th inning of a arizona diamondbacks game. those are your headlines. it started with a downer after we talked it up from the beginning. >> brian: my question, they're done today. they are done. i'm sure they're not even speaking. >> steve: they might stick together. but as long as they are together, she'll remind him. remember that time. >> brian: right. you see my deviated septum, cutie pie. >> gretchen: somebody who is not a cutie pie or doll face is kim jong-un. he probably wouldn't appreciate you calling him that. in north korea, the military is now cleared to wage a nuclear attack and now we're moving other things into order in guam to make sure it doesn't happen. is this a huge story or something we're pay ago little
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bit of attention to? >> brian: why don't we have these interceptors there already? a lot of times when people attack, they don't tell you. hence, the japanese. a long time ago, we're over that. can we not have these interceptors in place in alaska and guam anyway? we're out of cards to play. we've kinged our guys. we've exchanged our queen. >> steve: the north koreans yesterday said, quote, the moment of explosion is approaching fast. they have approved a nuclear strike on the united states. there is a fascinating story in the "wall street journal" today and it says that as the north koreans have ratcheted up attention, so has the united states. a couple of months ago, the united states government came up with what is called the playbook. we have been following a sequence of events. >> brian: we've been provoking? >> steve: we had a whole bunch of things planned, for instance, the overflights by the b 52's, by the f-22s all planned.
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it provoked them. then we moved the destroyer off the coast of north korea. apparently there is some -- in the pentagon who worry, maybe we provoked them too much because now the north koreans feel like we got to do something to save face. so what they're doing is they've put the playbook on hold right now. they also say there is no imminent plan at this point that they believe on the part of the north koreans to actually do anything really stupid. >> brian: so the premise of this "wall street journal" column is that we're behind this, john kerry and hagel say let's start putting pressure on the north koreans by putting our destroyer there is -- >> gretchen: they haven't been in those positions for very long. this would have had to have been top of mind, with everything else going on in the world, to set something up like that? not sure. >> steve: it started after north korea provoked a number of months ago, where they launched that long-range missile. so they came up with this playbook and it would show how
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strong we are. apparently we may have overplayed our hand at this point. rudy guiliani says the president perceived as weak on the topic. >> i think they think they have him figured out, that he's not going to respond. no matter what he says, and the language, it's so mild and so meek. i mean, when this first came out with north korea, the response of the white house was, this is a matter of concern. it was more than a matter of concern. people that probably question what kind of backbone does obama have, particularly with the very mild language that he uses, you've got to at least show a significant military force. to show a force that would be so great that when you looked at it, if this force should act, it would be devastation for north korea. >> gretchen: that's exactly what it appears that the uniteds doi. putting the interceptors in guam, doing other action with the military.
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but i do think this is a very serious issue. but you can't trust kim jong-un. that 20 something-year-old guy who has probably no idea what he's doing. he's the third successor in a long line of dictators in his family. who knows what he'll do? >> brian: who knows if he's calling the shots. the only person who knows is dennis rodman and he's on "celebrity apprentice." >> steve: the president was out in colorado yesterday, he was at the denver police academy pushing for national gun laws, more of them. looks like the senate will vote on that coming up maybe next week if harry reid puts it out in front of everybody. you know what? it's interesting, the aclu says they've got a couple of concerns with the democrat sponsored legislation on the federal level. and there are a number of sheriffs -- the president was there at the academy, 17 county sheriffs held their own rally because they apparently don't like being used as, quote, a guinea pig for national gun control agenda pushed by the president and democrats as well. >> brian: they had to be cajoled to get to that spot.
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they did not want to be there. they'd have been better off out and about doing their job. >> steve: sure. >> gretchen: i think it's a weird situation when you ask people in public service to stand behind you on an issue that's so hot on both sides. >> brian: political. >> gretchen: yes. so if you don't want to stand there, i don't think you should have to and i'm not really sure if all those people standing behind him were in favor of his gun proposals or not, or if they were asked to stand there. >> steve: or forced. >> gretchen: or forced. i don't know. but some did not agree with it. that's for sure. here is one of them. >> these officers have a job to do. they should be on the street protecting their community, not used as political props. the officers i talked to were disgusted that they had been coerced and cajoled into trying to get them on to be on stage. >> steve: well, the president is going to continue. he's now traveling out in california and on monday, he's going to be pushing gun control in connecticut. >> brian: i think it should be out of bounds to use cops, firefighters, military as props. if you want the governor of colorado there, i get it.
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if you want the governor of connecticut there on monday, go do it. but i think to line up the police force and get people to think they're on board is disingenuous. but on a lighter note -- >> steve: let's talk jokes. >> gretchen: late night jokes. do you like leno or jimmy fallon. coming up in 2014, he's going to be taking over for jay leno and apparently they've had a nicey nice situation worked out where they're all on board with it. but which one do you like better? take a look at the montages now. >> nbc and i have reached a peaceful, amicable agreement that is both beneficial to both sides. april fool! >> a group of priest, ministers and rabbis are calling on president obama to quit the white house drone programs. they weren't planning to work together burks they happened to walk into the same bar.
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>> kim jong-un has increased security for himself and his wife. do you know his wife is a singer? did you know that? she goes by the name lil kim jong-un. >> this is late night with jimmy fallon for now. you probably heard the news, i'm going to be taking over for the "tonight show" next february. [ cheering ] >> i want to congratulate a good friend, jimmy fallon. he's a great guy. he'll do a great job. i just have one request of jimmy. we've all fought teeth and scratched to get this network up to fifth place. okay? now we have to keep it there. jimmy, don't let it slip into sixth! we're counting on you! >> brian: jay leno got $15 million on palm sunday. he had a meet o'clock. is a million dollars to walk away. so i guess he got over it. he'll retire after the olympics next year and he said the difference between this time and last time is last time they didn't include me in the process. they just told me i was out. this time they included me in the process.
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>> steve: we asked you whether or not you liked jay better than jimmy. robert from florida says jay is classic. he's leaving nbc on top, which proves he is a winner. nuf said. >> gretchen: mike said 16 things that ain't broke equals fifth place. another said i think jimmy fallon should take schumer's spot. you think they would -- >> brian: i got a tweet that says brian, you can call me cutie pie any time, but you're still wrong about athletes receiving pay. >> steve: who is that from? your wife? >> brian: no, a viewer. >> steve: on this thursday, while most american cities are struggling, cities in texas are absolutely booming. how are they doing that and should the white house be taking notes? we're going to talk about that. >> brian: rutgers basketball coach, is there too much pressure to win and are the players part of the problem? another coach just fired from division 1 basketball with a
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>> steve: only 14 of the top 100 american cities have more jobs today than before the recession. six of them, extraordinarily, are in the state of texas. so what can the nation learn from the lone star state? joining us now is the state congressman who left california where he was a law maker, for texas, because he liked what was happening there, chuck debother. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> steve: we talked about this story a day or two ago and said, texas has got six of the top metro areas in the top 100. a lot of people think it's because of all the oil and gas. and that is true for three of the six cities. the other three just have what?
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>> well, absolutely. first of all, it's all six of texas' metro areas. so not one of texas' metro areas has been left out of the top. it's the top ten that they're in. the most important thing is only half of those cities are really benefitting from the oil and gas boom. the state of texas has incredible mix of pro-business, pro-jobs policies. it's got low taxes. it's got reasonable regulations. and it's got a good lawsuit climate. that's what's been attracting jobs to the lone star state. >> steve: sure. absolutely. so while texas has got six -- all six of the metro areas of texas are in the top 14, the only 14 growing right now, of the worst 20, four of them are in california. you got to figure a big chunk of that has to do with taxes. >> well, absolutely. california just increased taxes by $50 billion with a vote last
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november. california also has one of the worst lawsuit climates in the nation. california also has one of the highest recollect tri cost -- regulatory cost in the nation. there was a study done when i was in the legislature a few years back that showed the average small business in california has to spend $134,000 per year in compliance costs alone just to comply with california's myriad regulations. >> steve: so while the president of the united states is traveling around the country talking about how we're digging out of that hole and we're really growing things, he probably should send six of the metro areas are in texas, all six of texas tech' metro areas, he should probably send a thank you note to rick perry, shouldn't he, governor of texas? >> absolutely. and ask him, how is he doing it, because texas has really hit upon the recipe for success. >> steve: they certainly have. chuck, we thank you very much for joining us today from the beautiful city of austin, texas.
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thank you. >> thank you. >> steve: what do you think about that? e-mail us. it is now almost 20 minutes after the top of the hour on this thursday. the most asked questions about autism, like are vaccines to blame? our medical a team will separate fact from fiction, coming up next. another good use of taxpayer money. millions being spent to figure out what animals are thinking. hmm. ♪ i'm a wanderer ♪ ♪ i'm a what happenedderrer -- wanderer ♪ ♪ i go around and around and around ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] why is kellogg's crunchy nut so delicious?
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>> brian: time for news by the
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numbers. don't try to find me. $2.4 million. that's how much money the government is spending to study the negative effects of violent tv on preschool kids. but only two studies have been published since the project started in 2008. will those kids be able to read it? $2.1 million, that's how much uncle sam spent on another study. this time to figure out what animals think the government is looking for. similarities between human and animal involvement. forty-seven dollars. that's how much customers scored this necklace for. the sale ad should have read $479. it normally goes for 1500 bucks. gretch? >> gretchen: a new study by the cdc says one in 50 american children are now affected by the autism spectrum disorders. that's up from earlier estimates of one in 88. is there something causing this? for example, could it be vaccines? that's been much talked about.
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here to tackle today's medical myths about autism, tox news medical a team, dr. mark siegle. let's start with that. true or false, vaccines immediate to autism? >> absolutely not. vaccines cannot cause autism. in fact, the institute of medicine has ruled previously on this looking at a multiple of studies. vaccines, measles, mumps hasn't been associated with it. vaccines that contain mercury campaigning compounds do not lead to autism. a latest study that just came out in the journal of pediatrics looking at over 1,000 kids shows no association with even getting a lot of vaccines early in childhood and autism. i think we should move away from that and look what else in the environment may be causing it. >> gretchen: interesting. autism causes violence. a lot of this was spear-headed, at least the discussion, after adam lanza in the connecticut shooting situation. >> it's really important that people know that that is a myth. kids that have autism may have trouble with socialization
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skills and communications and they may get easily frustrated. even have meltdowns. there is absolutely no association with increased violence to others. that is a very dangerous myth to have out there. much more likely they would do harm to themselves. >> gretchen: it's contagious. you mean not like a cough and you would spread the germ. but if other kids interact with somebody who is on the spectrum, that you're not going to suddenly start behaving in that way. so that's false, right? >> that's absolutely false. that is another dangerous myth. as a matter of fact, there is a study that shows that you have a 40% increase in diagnosis if you live near someone that has autistic spectrum disorder. but that's because parents are more aware of the problem. i think that if a child plays with another child who has autism, they learn empathy. learn compassion. they learn how to care for another human being. that's really important. >> gretchen: so it can go both ways. early intervention helps. we've talked a lot about that on this particular show. so that obviously is true.
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>> not only is that true and not only do you learn the skills by role modeling, but let me tell awe shocking statistic. did that if you diagnose autism early, and most researchers say around 18 months you can start to diagnose it, by kindergarten age, 20 to 50% of autistic children are going to be able to return to normal education, to general education in kindergarten that. is amazing. so we have to not overdiagnose this, but diagnose it early, get our kids into treatment that have it. they may get back to general education. >> gretchen: wow. okay. thanks so much for bringing us and making us more aware. >> autism awareness month. very important. >> gretchen: thank you. next, taxpayer cash designated to help hurricane victims gone missing. $700 million of it. how does that happen? we'll try to tell you. then rutgers basketball coach calling his players names on tape. but there is something else going on. is there too much pressure to
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but that movie was 25 years ago. but the cell phone itself is actually 40 years old today. here is what the first prototype looked like at the time. they cost thousands of dollars and had a battery life of about 30 minutes. so what was said in the first call? here is the guy who made that. >> i said, joel, i'm calling you from a cell phone. a real cell phone. a personal, portable, hand-held cell phone. >> steve: he probably thought, what's a cell phone? you're in a jail? you're in a cell? >> brian: right. by the way, that will never catch on. there is no future in that. get rid of that. >> gretchen: blackberry might agree with you on that. now your headlines for the first time, we're hearing frantic 911 call made moments after an mtv reality star was found dead in his truck. listen to this. >> i have an emergency. i have three dead people -- oh, my god. >> are they inside the vehicle? >> yeah. all three of them. how many is in there? two. david and shane?
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all right. >> gretchen: shane gandee, his uncle and friend were killed. they got stuck in a mud put. the show's producers covering the cost of the 21-year-old's funeral. >> brian: after hurricane katrina, taxpayers paid $1 million for homeowners to fortify their house against floods. but today about 700 million of it is missing. the new government investigation finding more than 24,000 victims who received the money, took it and ran. by the way, that's why i got all these limitations with sandy. many lawmakers fearful this kind of fraud could happen all over again with the $51 billion heading to victims of super storm sandy. they're demanding the obama administration impose stricter guidelines. believe me, it is hellacious to get money. >> steve: meanwhile, lawmakers in florida look to stop people from using welfare money at strip joints. new regulations, rather new investigations found ebt cards -- >> brian: where did we get this
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video? >> steve: your personal collection. >> brian: oh, yeah. >> steve: showing withdrawals being made at casinos and liquor stores and strip clubs. officials say they new about the waste of taxpayer money, none the less. >> we don't set the law. there is nothing illegal with people using the cards in these manners. do people want us knocking on doors asking if they were at win-dixie? meanwhile, first time violators would be kicked out of the program for six months. three violations and you are out for good. you'll have to pay for things at the strip joint out of your own pocket. >> gretchen: why did that one club name itself whacko? >> steve: they're crazy. >> brian: i guess it's fun. >> gretchen: can you spot the major mess-up on shaq's recently retired jersey? it's backwards. the los angeles lakers printed his name and number on the front of the jersey instead of the back. lakers acknowledged the mistake and will fix it. >> brian: i blame kobe!
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they never got along. >> steve: that would be the ultimate collector's item right now. >> brian: for more on this story, let's go out to maria molina. do you know how shaq's jersey got reversed? >> i have no idea. do you? >> brian: i'm going to get eric shaun up out of bed. he's going to investigate. >> i'm sure he's up. good morning, everybody. across northeast, we're talking about some very chilly temperatures. we will be seeing that reversing coming up very shortly over the next several days with temperatures gradually warming and starting to feel more like spring. for today, grab the scarf, grab the heavy jacket and also grab the gloves because it is a chilly day. temperatures well below average. especially across parts of georgia, the carolinas where you wouldn't think it's going to be very cold. today it is. you're talking high temperatures only in the 40s across those areas. area of low pressure producing rain here. it will be a very chilly, uncomfortable rain. and also looking at a chance for severe storms. southern georgia, alabama, and also state of florida, wind
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gust, large hail, and a tornado is a concern. 77 degrees for a high temperature in tampa. the temperature out there not too bad. but look at atlanta, raleigh, only in the 40s. actually colder out there than it will be today in new york city and in minneapolis. new york city, high temperature expected to reach 52. over the next several days, the eastern half of the country will be warming. in the northeast, it will be most noticeable during the nighttime hours with those warming low temperatures. otherwise, that storm in the southeast is headed northbound and we could be dealing with a couple of showers by tomorrow morning here. >> steve: but warm coming. all right. thank you. >> brian: so much for our outdoor show. 24 minutes before the top the hour. rutgers university made headlines for alt wrong reasons recently. firing its head coach after this video surfaced showing abusive behavior on the courts. throwing balls at players and using homophobic slurs. >> gretchen: they're asking is there too much pressure causing the coaches to crack? joining us is former hofstra
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basketball coach. >> brian: you know the coach? >> i do know mike well. >> brian: did you see the volcanic behavior before? does this surprise you when you watch this? >> well, i think it speaks to the volume of the pressure in coaching today and how much pressure there is. i know mike a long time, terrific guy, incredibly hard work guy. been a very successful coach. >> steve: have you ever seen any coaches coach that way? >> no. i've seen a lot of coaches have different approaches, have different ways of coaching, different ways of motivating. >> steve: how would you describe that motivation? >> well, mike is an intense guy. mike is an intense guy. i think obviously some of this video is unfortunate and certainly i wish him the best. i know that something hopefully good will come from this. >> gretchen: take it a step more for us. you were recently let go as a coach at hofstra. and was it because of your record and is there this amazing pressure to perform now? >> i think there is. i think there is so much pressure involved in college basketball, really in college sports. the final four is right around
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the corner here this week. the television, the money, the pressure to get to that level and there are so many great teams out there and so many teams trying to get to where these final four teams are and there is an incredible amount of pressure now in college athletics. >> brian: you have a few players get in trouble with the law. that's really the reason why you're not coaching now. yet you're supposed to control what they coo when they're not on the court. >> some things are out of your control. i think that some unfortunate circumstances happen and they happen all overt country, whether it's college football teams or basketball teams, places around the country and certainly we were a little bit of a victim to that. >> brian: here is mike rice, coach, you said is a good guy and good coach. but he knows he was very wrong. listen. >> there is no explanation for what is on this film because there is no excuse for it. i was wrong. i want to tell everybody who believed in me that i'm deeply sorry for the pain and the
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hardship i've caused them. thank you very much. >> gretchen: how common is it, do you think? that just happened to be on videotape. if you're saying there is all this pressure within the game now for players and coaches, is that happening more than we know about? >> i don't think so. i hope not. i think that mike is a terrific guy and obviously tough situation there. i think he handled it very well. >> brian: is the a.g. going to get fired for just suspending him for three games and fining him? >> i don't know. there is a lot of details that i don't know about and things that have gone on that many people don't have privilege to know those facts. >> brian: here is what the departing senior said. i said there is a method to his madness. he wanted to change the culture so bad, he wanted us to practice harder and follow his lead to know how hard you needed to work in order to be successful. >> we all want to win as coaches and we all want to be successful. there is a pressure filled game today. >> steve: when i came in this morning issues brian was crowing about this story.
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>> brian: brittany griner at baylor, 6' 8, first one i november to jam a basketball as a female. turns out mark cuban of the dallas mavericks says if she's available at number two, i'm thinking about drafting her into the nba or letting her try out as a free agent this summer. >> first of all, mark is a master of making sure that he's out in the public and he does a terrific job of that. secondly, she's an unbelievable talent. i've watched her on television a few times. she's changed the women's game. i think she's been great for the game. she works hard. >> brian: she's got a matchup with lebron! she's a center! >> she's tough. again, i don't know what level she can play at, but she's going to make a lot of money playing basketball. >> brian: for the wnbo arrest nba? >> i'm not smart enough to figure that out. but she's an incredible talent and been great for women's basketball. >> brian: you would like to see it? >> i think it would be great. >> gretchen: it would certainly be a draw. >> mark cuban is great at publicity. >> steve: we thank you very much. >> thank you for having me on. >> gretchen: coming up, there
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alexander. what's going on now? >> well, the cruise terminal, where the ship docked now, yesterday it blew into the water, was free whaling, i guess you could say, in the water, broke off of its moorings. we've got dramatic video toof ip in the mobile river. a gust of wind made it just simply break from its moorings yesterday afternoon. that same wind knocked a guard shack into the water. one man was rescued and another is missing. you can see a gash in the triumph, 20-foot long, two to three foot across. you can see it on the hull. it partially wraps around the stern. it's damaged railings and balconies on two levels a ship that has seen plenty of other problems in the past. a witness says what he saw when the gust of wind came. >> when it hit the other vessel, the other vessel went way over the side and come back. then the back of it hit and then
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it pinned the tug boat in between. >> the triumph is safely moored right now. that will have to be taken back to the repair area. divers will be looking for the missing guardman who was knocked over in the river from a guard shack. reporting live from mobile, steve alexander for fox news. >> gretchen: thank you very much. let's go over to brian to talk about a different thing. >> brian: steve jobs is known as a visionary, creating one of the most successful companies in the history of the world. apple computer f the ground up. our next guest was job's first boss from the age of 19, and only boss. and says there is one of him in every company waiting to be found, meaning one of the steve jobs. the book he writes about, he puts all this in is called "finding the next steve jobs, how to find, hire, and nurture
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creative talent." thank you for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> brian: you created atari. 19-year-old steve jobs comes in, looking different, smelling different than most people, but you saw something special in him. what did you see? >> intensity. what you really want in all your employees is this passion, this overwhelming ability to just go for it. >> brian: he went for you, right? he saw you guys. you weren't seeking out another employee. he liked what you guys were doing. >> exactly. and that's what you want to do. if you are doing a good company, people will seek you out. they'll find you. >> brian: do you think one of our problems in the corporate structure is we try to fit people into a box rather than be open to the visionary, the next edison, the next steve jobs? how do we detect an undisciplined person who just wants to make his own rules to a genius that just needs room to grow? >> usually the people who are committed to make the world a better place have this passion about it. you can see the difference
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between somebody who is just being a jerk and somebody who is really truly driven. >> brian: and the difference would be, they maybe don't talk about money. they talk about a product. they talk about a vision. correct? >> they also know a little bit about your company and they see already how they can fit in and make it better. >> brian: you say he always -- steve jobs said he liked to swim against the stream you and liked that. you say devil's advocates are the worse for businesses, but do welcome -- they are great for creativity. >> no. the idea is you don't want to have devil's advocates. you want to have people who say yes over and over and over again. and you try things. it's not that risky. the company that does a lot of different things will be considered to be the most creative, even if someone fails. >> brian: you said atari you said you allowed people to push your vision when you had that earth shattering company.
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you ended up selling it for a lot of money. you said you made a mistake. what was that? >> i shouldn't have sold it. >> brian: but you say people were pushing it into a different kind of company than you envisioned. >> they were changing the corporate culture a lot. that was really a big problem. 'cause we really had maybe the best eco system for creative thought around. >> brian: right. one of the big regrets is you had an opportunity to buy apple at $50,000. >> yeah. >> brian: you wouldn't have to work -- >> just a third of apple for 50,000. but that still would have been good. >> brian: and you passed? >> yeah. >> brian: but you had a great friendship that lasted all these ears and you write about it in your book called "finding the next steve jobs." thank you for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> brian: 11 minutes before the top of the hour. straight ahead, john stossel calls them the chosen ones, those who get special tax breaks from the government. who are they? stossel pulling back the curtain on that. first on this day in 1987, the name of the song is "nothing's
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>> steve: if you asked the government for a favor, they're probably going to say no! it turns out there are some very special people that it always says yes to. john stossel calls them the chosen ones. >> this amphibian vehicle drives on land and on water. it's fun, safe, and useful. >> wouldn't you like to drive one of these things to work? but you can't because government says no. but government says yes to the chosen ones, like sugar
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producers. big banks, and members of congress. >> gretchen: joining us now, the guy who was on that hover craft kind of thing, the host of "stossel," john stossel. and the author of "in no they can't, why governments fail and individuals succeed." it will be available on paperback this week. what the heck were you doing on that rig? >> to me, it's a good point about how the established businesses, in this case, the big three auto makers, get together and make these rules that make it tough for competition. this is a great amphibious vehicle. the military has been trying to develop one for years, spent billions. theirs goes 8 miles an hour. this goes 40 miles an hour. they have bigger ones. they can't get them into america. they finally got this recreational vehicle approved because they won't allow to you drive it on the road in america. to be road ready, you have to have air bags. how can you have an amphibious vehicle with air bags 'cause every time you hit a wave, the air bag would go off?
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>> brian: how about duck tours? >> they don't go that fast. >> steve: but see, they need to be one of the chosen ones and they're not. you say that some of the chosen ones, as we detailed, are members of congress. when you look at some of the stuff get. they have got a parking lot that's free for them. it's private, it's right next to the terminal. they've got a subway so that they don't have to walk anywhere. they've got access to the senate recording and photography studio, to name just a few things. and the list goes on. >> plus postage. >> they have a barber shop that lose has quarter of a million dollars a year. the house privatized theirs that makes money. how can they, in this climate, not get rid of that? but they don't. they go ahead. it used to be worse, though, until newt fixed it. they used to kite checks. >> steve: that's right. there was a little scandal there. >> now it's often the well connected businesses that are the chosen ones. >> brian: when they talk about tax reform, which is a lot of the stuff where the breaks happen, would you like to see
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that happen? >> yeah, wouldn't it be great to have one simple form, you fill out a postcard. >> brian: instead of incentives. >> and people work to make products get better. >> gretchen: are you in favor of the hover craft being up and down the highway? >> in europe, they got that approved in four to eight weeks. in america, it took four years. have some rules, but let's bring this stuff in. they have even cooler vehicles than that that are bigger that look like a car. >> steve: speaking of cool, next week on your program, death by taxes will be your topic and you will feature a couple of the folks right here on "fox & friends." >> you two. >> steve: that's right. >> gretchen: you can guess which two made it for the test. that's next week. thanks, john. coming up, it's enough to make your hair fall out? having a chrome dome increases your chance of dying? >> steve: it's always something. then move over, mr. spice.
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it's just one of the ways constant contact can help you grow your small business. sign up for your free trial today at constantcontact.com/try. >> gretchen: good morning, everybody. it's thursday, april 4, 2013. i'm gretchen carlson. thanks for sharing part of your day with us today. president obama pushing for stricter gun control laws all across the country. there are a lot of questions, including how do you protect yourself from armed intruders? listen to one congresswoman's answer in colorado. >> i would be dead anyway. >> gretchen: is that funny? we'll play you the tape so you can make up your own mind. >> steve: is it a cursed cruise line? carnival triumph that left people on board without power and food and water, without, you know, a chance really. they've got another emergency this morning. we're going to tell but it.
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>> brian: good morning, mr. zesty. >> that's nice. i'm going to take my time and do it right. >> brian: this morning he will be here live to answer the big question, who has better abs? me or him? >> gretchen: what? >> steve: are you going to operate that salad grinder? >> brian: right. that's what i'm thinking. if they could burn off my shirt or my suit, it will be a chilly radio show. "fox & friends" starts now. ♪ everybody have fun tonight ♪ everybody have fun tonight ♪ . >> gretchen: we are live with our friends from cirque de soleil and the show's 50 performers will be filling this stage wearing sequin and
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crystals, fur and feathers. they'll be doing what i would call zestfying acrobatics. we have an exclusive trapeze performance coming up in minutes. >> brian: wait a second. what have they done to city field? >> well, we are actually under the big top, which is right here where the mets play at city field. they'll be taking the show on the road to philadelphia. they do several shows throughout the year. but yes, we are under the signature blue and yellow big top for cirque de soleil's show. >> steve: we're going to be joining her a little later on. thank you very much. >> brian: so a live show within a show. that's never been done before. >> steve: show if a show. >> gretchen: headlines need to be done. brand-new developments in the murder of colorado's prison chief tom clemens. police look for two members of a white speak cyst prison gang now. this man and another are armed and dangerous, pleased to be heading to nevada or texas. they were in frequent contact
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with evan ebel, suspected of gunning down clements at his home and spoke to them 24 hours before clements was killed. remember this carnival cruise ship that left thousands of passengers stranded with no power or working toilets? where triumph goes, trouble follows apparently. high winds causing it to break loose from moorings in alabama with 800 workers on board. >> it hit the other vessel, the other vessel went way over the side and then come back and then the back of it hit and then it pinned the tug boat in between. >> g back in by tugboats. a 20-foot hole in its side. the ship has been undergoing repairs since that nightmare trip two months ago. a top football prospect cleared of a crime he didn't commit. now getting a second chance at the nfl. >> all that got us was a plea bargain. that destroyed my life. >> gretchen: that was brian banks the day he was exonerated last year. he spent years behind bars for a rape he didn't commit.
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now 11 years after being arrested, the 27-year-old was officially an nfl player. banks has signed with the atlanta falcons. that will obviously be an interesting story. nbc, it's official. jimmy fallon is moving to jay leno's spot. he wished him well. >> i want to congratulate jimmy fallon. he's a hell of a guy. [ cheering ] he's going to do a great job. i just have one request of jimmy. we've all fought, kicked and scratched this get this network up to fifth place. okay? now we have to keep it there. jimmy, don't let it slip into sixth! we're counting on you! we're counting on you! >> gretchen: so we asked you what you thought about the shakeup. carol from austin says, mr. leno has been a favorite for many years and the only nbc program i watched. he will be sorely missed. john says, i love jimmy. there is no doubt he will be a great job. he is a good time.
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those are your headlines. >> brian: going to be an interesting battle. four minutes before the top of the hour. >> steve: while you were asleep, north korea getting even more aggressive. officially standing its military by for a nuclear war, brian. >> brian: yep. ed henry, a rare appearance on "fox & friends." you must be tingling. you are live at the white house now. what's happening, ed? >> brian, this is exciting, even better than doing your radio show, as exciting as that is. bottom line is, this is serious stuff because in public, at least, the white house is trying to say this is largely just bluster from north korea. but in private, they're taking this a lot more seriously because it's not just rhetoric, as you noted. it's also been provocative actions by north korea's military to suggest they might attack south korea. they might attack guam. they might even attack hawaii, even though the u.s. has sort of pushed back on the notion that they could get away with it. the u.s., of course, has done some show of force of its own, sending b-52's and navy destroyers into the region, show
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a little bit of military might. secretary of state john kerry will be going to seoul next week, try and lower the temperature. but defense secretary chuck hagel said something interesting yesterday. he was very blunt about the stakes involved. take a listen. >> it only takes being wrong once and i don't want to be the secretary of defense who was wrong once. so we will continue to take these threats seriously. i hope the north will ratchet this very dangerous rhetoric down. there is a pathway that's responsible for the north to get on a path to peace, working with their neighbors. >> just as the pentagon has various war scenarios, we've known that for years, about various situations that could play out, they also have playbooks that deal with
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potential situations. there is a specific playbook to deal with north korea as it does a provocative action, the u.s. does a military exercise to respond. but the "wall street journal" has an interesting story this morning, saying that kim jong-un and the north korean leadership has been so proceed rocktive of late that u.s. has started dialing back from their playbook 'cause they're concerned in private that if they ratchet up some of these u.s. military exercises, it might provoke kim jong-un, this young, unstable leader and might lead to war unexpectedly. so they're being very careful and dialing some of that back. >> steve: they are. all right. ed henry at the white house, we thank you very much. maybe our playbook we overplayed it. >> brian: perhaps. michelle malkin is here. hey, you're over in colorado where the president was. were you at the rally? >> i certainly was not. i stayed as far away as possible, brian. >> brian: yeah. >> steve: what about the aclu? even the aclu, everybody -- the reason the president is out in cool -- colorado is because
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there is going to be a vote. but even the aclu is not on board because one thing could lead to another, could lead to a national registry. >> yeah. well, thank you, johnny come latelies at the aclu, for finally paying attention to the cl, civil lints of gun owners. the privacy rights of second amendment activists have been threatened for quite a while now as many of these meddling newspapers have taken it upon themselves to try and turn concealed carry license holders into moving targets for criminals by advertising their addresses in public on the front pages. and now here comes the aclu, finally, to acknowledge that the universal background and registration scheme that harry reid and diane feinstein and the gun grabbers in the senate have been pushpushing actually do pose delitigate real privacy concerns about how they would
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amos that information and how purportedly the government would make sure that it's not being abused. they said, in fact, i think that's a phrase they used in an interview with the daily caller, the lobbyist for the aclu said those concerns were quote, unquote, significant. >> gretchen: yeah, he did say that. then a lot of talk has been in colorado where they passed stringent gun laws, also in connecticut. there is a congresswoman out there, diana degette. who had this to say about ammunition and magazines and some people were saying she doesn't really have a huge knowledge base to draw from. listen to this. >> just very briefly to your last question, was the advocacy of banning the magazine clips? i will tell you, these are ammunition. they're bullets. so the people who have those now, they're going to shoot them. and so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to
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decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won't be any more available. >> steve: that is extraordinary that a member of congress who is sponsoring the federal bill on magazine capacity thinks that -- doesn't know a magazine is reloadable! once you shoot them, you can put more bullets in there! >> it's appalling. it is a gaffe a minute with all of these diary of -- diarrhea of mouth democrats in colorado. you'll remember this is just the latest of the gaffes by these gun grabbing democrats. it underscores a point that second amendment activists have been making since this whole orgy of gun control laws have sprouted up, which is that these people don't know what the heck they're talking about and she piled gaffe upon gaffe when she tried to clarify in these
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remarks about the ammo magazine ban here in colorado that she really was talking about clips, which, of course, are reusable as well! >> steve: payload the bullets into the magazine. >> brian: she also -- there was a q and a portion. someone said listen, if i have a house, i want to be able to protect myself should an intruder come in. what should die if you take my gun away? listen to the exchange. >> good news for you, you live if denver, the dpd would be there within minutes. [ laughter ] >> brian: you might be dead any way. >> the hubress, the contempt she showed for this elderly man who had concerns about self-defense in the privacy of his own home, she basically rubbed people who believe in self-defense their noses and their faces. the reason why so many people, i
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think, there was a huge outburst of laughter when she talked about dpd being there in minutes is that there has been quite a controversy in denver about response times. again, this is something that second amendment activeists and gun owners have been trying to bring it back to reality. that is you can't always depend on the government to be there, to defend you against invaders and criminals. >> gretchen: let's talk about the white house and the sequester because, of course, there are no more white house tours right now and that's really been front and center. some people believe that it's a little over the top and for political gain. at the same time, you have celebrities who are able to still get into the white house, justin timberlake, al green, queen latifah, just to name a few. >> brian: chris chulo cannot get in. >> gretchen: one of our floor crew guys. do you see this as hypocrisy or what? >> it's bad optics. in case people missed it last night, i did my performance of party rockers in the white house.
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i'm not going to do it. >> steve: just a little. >> party rockers in the white house tonight. and it's really -- it's not unfortunately, not very funny to people who are working in government right now and facing these sequestration cuts. a lot of them are need, but the prospect of the party animals in the white house throwing these, you know, big feasts every week is not -- does not sit well with a lot of people. >> steve: you know what? it looks like the sequester effects are not long lasting because the president will kick back 5% of his salary, so problem solved. right? yeah, probably not. >> yeah. >> steve: always a pleasure. thank you very much. we'll see you next week. >> brian: that was michelle malkin. we move ahead. north korea terrorists, desecrating an american flag in the movie "olympus has fallen." what's real and what's not? >> gretchen: what if we told you welfare cash is being used at
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>> brian: desecrating an american flag, discarded from the top of the white house by north korean terrorists. a startling sight from the film "olympus has fallen." with north korea's army ratifying a nuclear strike against america overnight, is life imitating art in this case? is it time for president obama to take a stand? joining us right now, peter johnson, jr. the cities there targeting, according to kim jong-un, would be san diego, washington, d.c., hawaii, and austin. >> i'm confident president obama is taking a stand. he's our president. i'm confident that the american people will rally behind him. this is a point of unification. this is a defining point in
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america's history. people need to understand what the north korean threat is. it's perhaps the fifth largest force in the world. they have chemical, nuclear, biological, and nerve weapons. in the event of an attack on seoul, hundreds of thousands of people would die very, very quickly. we have moved missile systems to guam, the most important american base in the pacific. and so the white house is now looking at what they need to be doing, perhaps they've calculated or miscalculated in the past. but there needs to be an understanding on fox and every news network and every newspaper that this is an adversary, that these people want to kill americans. now, some would say, well, this is about money. this is about foreign aid. this is about propping them up. this is about giving them food and fuel. it may be in the end. but the united states is saying, we're not going to take this from you. we're not going to allow this. we're not going to allow olympus' fall to become reality
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in america and it's a wake-up call for a lot of americans who have scoffed at the notion of state terrorism. north korea is a state terrorist, even though we've taken them off the list. >> brian: yeah. we've got to get them back on. do you believe we're taking this threat seriously? >> i think we're taking the threat seriously. it's disturbing, the "wall street journal" points out we may have miscalculated, that we're afraid we're going to provoke this mad man in some way. but we have to be robust in our response. we have to be unequivocal and we also have to educate the american people as to what the threat is, how we will respond to it, the fact that we will respond to it, and that we will act in a way that's responsible for our nation and for south korea. >> brian: all right. peter johnson, jr., we'll see what happens in the next chapter, which is today. >> let's hear from the president. let's educate americans on this issue. >> brian: 19 minutes before the top of the hour. kids forced to toss their school lunch. the reason? their parents forgot to pay the bill. should the children pay for that by going hungry?
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>> steve: quick headlines. eugene krum, west virginia's knewly elected sheriff, shot dead while eating lunch in his car. witnesses say the suspect, melvin maynard, approached krum and fired twice. he was later wounded in a
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shootout with cops and tear down that house? demolition underway on president ronald reagan's childhood home in chicago. the 40th president lived there when he was a toddler. the university of chicago resisted calls to save the building for historical purposes. the site will be used for the construction of a new parking garage. great. >> gretchen: you may remember the old spice commercials featuring the sexy old spice guy. move over, old spice guy. the kraft food zesty guy is heat things up in the kitchen. >> ladies, let's make a salad, shall we? mmm. this is the most beautiful pepper i've ever held. how zesty do you want it?
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a little? a little more? how about a lot more? >> brian: joining us right now from los angeles, the zesty guy, actor, model, anderson davis. it cracks you up, too, this commercial, right? >> i can't hardly watch it without laughing. >> steve: congratulations surviving that fire. it must have been terrifying. >> it was. i actually almost got set on fire. >> brian: how did they do that? >> we had a pyrotechnic on the set. i had a couple close calls, definitely. >> steve: did you singe anything? never mind. >> gretchen: that's not what people are talking about. they're talking about your abs. they're talk being your voice. your delivery, your ability to lure women in to not only want to watch you, but hopefully for kraft's sake, buy the salad
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dressing. i understand you auditioned for the old spice commercial. but what happened? >> i obviously didn't get that one. >> gretchen: now you're the zesty guy. >> i'm the zesty guy, yeah. >> brian: tell us how you got to this place. i understand you were an outstanding baseball player. you were being looked at by tampa bay? >> yeah. i was offered a contract by tampa bay and played baseball a good portion of my life. from the time i was four years old, actually. >> steve: soow you're -- >> out of that, because of an injury and here in l.a. shooting commercials now for dressing. >> steve: let's not leave out tequila. you are also mr. tequila in mr. zesty italian. >> yes. this is happening. they're launching at the same time. zesty kind of launched a little before.
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but tequila has something special on the horizon. >> gretchen: what does anderson want to do with life after you're famous? what do you want to do? >> you know, i want to continue acting. i want to get the opportunity to do some real acting with substance and make people laugh a little more, make people cry maybe. >> brian: i'm seeing this poll. it says, those people that end up shirtless who are in very good shape in zesty commercials, it helps their dating life. it helps -- what is it like for you being known as the zesty guy >> well, you know, so far it's been really interesting. you could imagine, right? a lot of you're pretty zesty, that sort of stuff. >> brian: sounds like alex baldwin a little bit. >> steve: all right. mr. zesty, anderson davis joining us live from the city of angels. thank you very much and good luck to you. >> thank you, guys. take care. >> steve: all right. >> brian: so we'll wait for the
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>> gretchen: fox business alert. labor department releasing new weekly jobless numbers. 385,000 first-time unemployment claims were filed last week. that's more than the week before and much higher than expected. charles gasparino from the "fox business" network joins us with his reaction. >> i don't like following these numbers. they don't really tell a good picture of the overall economy. but obviously with this sort of underscores is the fact that we have a very slowly improving economy. should be improving much faster. when you have a white house that basically's biggest claim to fame in the economy is i raised taxes on everybody, you get stuff like this. >> brian: president obama has come out and said, you know, i have a problem with this current marketplace. people with bad credit, people
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who are in debt aren't able to get loans, so therefore, we're not feeling the housing boom. they're being left out. >> channeling something from 2004. you want to know what caused the banking crisis and housing crisis? it was the subprime loan. the fact that banks were giving loans to people that didn't have very good credit for a lot of reasons, including government incentives. that caused the housing -- by the way, the perverse irony here is that when you give people incentive to buy homes, like you give them money, housing prices will go up dramatically. guess what? working class people can't afford homes unless they get these sort of crazy loans. >> steve: here is what we're talking about under fha rules, borrowers can get a mortgage with a credit score as low as 500, which is low. and a down payment, and that's the scary part right there -- put 3.5% down. >> at least they're putting something down. the problem before the housing collapse was that people would put no money down. but again, the government incentive fueled that. okay? it fuels the fact that people
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can go out there, get loans that they can't afford and that drives up housing prices to the point where people really can't afford housing, unless they get these crazy loans. >> steve: i've been reading, for instance, i read something in the "wall street journal" yesterday that talked about how wells fargo is really making a lot of money now that they're doing a lot of mortgages. unfortunately, in a lot of other banks, they're not letting the money out of their grips and they're hanging on to it. >> well, listen, housing is improving slowly. but again, when you go from one to two, it's 100% increase. we were so low, so bad. yes, banks are starting to lend a little more. but think about this, we're four years into this, right? there has been so much money pumped into the banking system and this is the best we get. >> gretchen: i think that's the headline here. >> yes. >> gretchen: because there was not a lot of fine print in giving all that money to the banks with regard to what they should do with it, et cetera. so is there any way that you can see these sort of new credit score rules and loans and money to put down as a good thing?
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>> well -- >> gretchen: to stimulate? >> the problem is, when the government stimulates, it's the most inefficient way to stimulate. if i had my ruthers, i think we need to bail out banks, no doubt. i really think in 2008, there was a potential that if you used your credit card, it might not work. we needed to stop it. that was nuclear situation. after that, all these other incentives to get people to loan generally don't work. what works is letting the housing prices go down and then letting natural buyers come in. >> steve: 3% down, easier to get under water. charlie, thank you very much. >> any time. >> steve: got other headlines. a new investigation found welfare ebt cards being used at strip joints, liquor stores and casinos in florida. charlie, it's not -- [ laughter ] >> brian: you know nothing about that, charles. >> steve: lawmakers are trying to stop it. they say they knew it was happening, but there was nothing they could do. >> we don't set the law. there is nothing illegal with
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people using the cards in those manners. i think anyone wants -- i don't think anyone wants us knocking on people's doors asking what they were doing. >> steve: under the bill, first time violators would be kicked out for six months. three violations, you're out for good. >> gretchen: as if losing your hair isn't bad enough, a new study finds balding men are 70% more likely it have heart disease as well and the more hair men lose, the greater the risk. but only if they thinned on the crown of their head. where else do they -- guys with receding hairlines are in the clear. interesting. brian? >> brian: not enough money in your lunch account? go hungry. you heard me, kids. at least two dozen middle school kids were told, eat something else. eat when you get home. in massachusetts, they were denied lunch or told to throw their food away because their parents were behind on payments. >> they told me to throw it away because i didn't have none money in my account. >> we apologize for the actions. their intent was not to
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humiliate or upset the students. >> brian: you did. on air director now -- on site director now on administrative leave because of that. >> gretchen: you're about to meet domino, the talking dog. domino was in a shelter in tyler, texas for three weeks before workers noticed he could say, i love you. >> it's very obvious he can say, i love you. i love you. i think he's probably one in a million. >> i love you. >> gretchen: good news for domino, he's been adopted. >> steve: it kind of sounded like, i love you, kinda. >> brian: barbara walters said that years ago and you thought she was crazy. now all of a sudden you're buying into this new one. >> steve: wait, she said what? >> brian: she says her dog talks to her. >> gretchen: oh.
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>> brian: right. i'll talk more about that shortly. barbara walters' talking dog coming up in the after the show show. rutgers university wasting little time firing mike rice after videos of him abusing his players went viral. it was actually available since november. former hofstra basketball coach, who knows him, says the pressure of college athletics may have fueled his behavior. >> the final four is right around the corner here this weekend. the television, the money, the pressure to get to that level, there is an incredible amount of pressure now in college athletics. >> brian: unbelievable. more than a dozen faculty members are calling for rutgers president to resign for failing to fire rice as soon as the school learned of the abuse last year. that would mean the a.d. is toast. first jay-z scooped up robinson canoe and now may sign victor cruz. the salsa dancing pro bowler is expected to sign with rock nation sports and they are part of caa, jay-z just started the sports management company and already scooping up high profile
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players. is anyone looking for an agent? maybe we should go with him. what's so much experience and a good rapper. >> steve: call us. >> brian: we'll get tickets to net games. >> gretchen: i probably can't. >> brian: you probably -- you'll have somebody else. >> gretchen: might be a conflict of interest. who is coming up on your radio show? >> brian: coming up on radio, chris wallace, mo will join us. stuart varney will be live in studio. that's from 9 to noon on fox news radio. >> steve: that's what's going on on the radio. what's going on on the streets of new york city? maria molina is there taking a look at the sky and our weather. >> hey, good morning, good to see you. it's turning out to be a beautiful day here in new york city. we have a lot of sunshine, not a cloud in the sky. and temperatures are gradually beginning to warm up. so that's a little bit of good news out here. we have a storm system that is producing some areas of rain across portions of arkansas, parts of oklahoma and heavier batches of rain further towards the east across parts of the carolinas, georgia and florida. in florida, off ch
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severe weather from some of these thunderstorms. so keep that in mind. damaging wind gust, large hail and isolated tornado will be possible. these storms have already produced a lot of heavy rain across parts of the gulf coast. locally up to four inches of rain have been reported. temperatures very cool in parts of the carolinas and georgia. 46 for your high temperature in atlanta. it will be cooler in atlanta this afternoon. minneapolis, you should get up to 49 degrees. 59 in chicago. looking pretty good. otherwise the eastern half of the country, i have good news, finally. we'll start to feel more like spring out here, especially as we head into sunday. back inside. >> steve: and behind you, happy birthday. he's 75! >> happy birthday, joe! [ cheering ] >> brian: look at that. >> steve: i hope they're calling joe on the phone. >> gretchen: coming up, they've been bragging about their wind farms for some time, so why is bp getting out of the green business now. >> brian: then it's cirque de soleil like you've never seen it before. right, an ma? >> absolutely, brian. we are live under the blue and yellow big top here at city
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>> brian: set up its trademark blue and yellow tent in queens and anna saw the sign and followed it. right? >> absolutely. cirque de soleil is always known for their incredible acrobatics and wild costumes and totem is no different. 50 performers will be taking the stage behind me tonight through may 12. 750 different costumes. joined but now by the artistic director. tell bus this trapeze show that we're about to see. >> we're going to see an amazing set of artists. he's from france and she's from montreal. they've been working together for years and now bring their amazing skill set to cirque de soleil. it's a hand to hand act, two disciplines put together. you can see that they're hanging above you. and it's trapeze with hand ho hand, amazing trust, skill set
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between two people right in front of your eyes. >> we can't wait to see it. totem is based on a loose plot, upon human evolution. we want to just take it away. let's see it, charlie. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ . >> they have about eight different cities a year and keep tougher hours. they were here until 11:30 last night and this is how they're waking up. pretty amazing. >> steve: they do a great job without a net. joining us live from city field in new york city. >> brian: that is incredible. >> steve: they're great. >> gretchen: the movie was pretty funny. >> trip, as long as you're up, son. come on, pop. you two have fun. >> you live with your parents? >> is that a problem? [ laughter ] >> gretchen: parents aren't laughing in real life because more and more of their kids are still living at home. so what can do you? dave ramsey making a rare live appearance on the curvy couch. >> steve: matthew mcconaghey is terry bradshaw's son?
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>> brian: for more on that story, let's go to bill hemmer. >> good morning. ramsey will figure all of that out for you. >> gretchen: there is a lot there. >> we have breaking news on the economy. we have breaking news on north korea, what that country is now doing that has the u.s. very concerned. there is a picture of jesus hang not guilty a school since 1947. it's coming down. we'll explain who is mind this. and what's the matter with all that dark matter deep in space they just found? martha and i will tell new ten minutes on -- tell you in ten minutes onk. "america's newsroo" it's a hawk with night vision goggles. it's marching to the beat of a different drum. and where beauty meets brains. it's big ideas with smaller footprints. and knowing there's always more in the world to see. it's the all-new lincoln mkz.
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>> gretchen: new numbers revealing young adults are less prepared to take on own responsibilities. one in 14 plan to rely on their parents until the age of 27. so how can parents turn this troubling trend around? i'm joined by personal finance expert dave ramsey who is
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usually pretty tough when it comes to this topic. good morning to you, dave. >> good morning. >> gretchen: so let's look at some of the facts. 14% of parents discourage the kids from talking about money. 18% say they aren't very prepared to talk to kids about finances. is that good? does that mean the flip side is most are doing that? >> well, i think it's one of those subjects parents struggle talking about money 'cause a lot of parents aren't doing a good job with money. personally. so they kind of have a shame and guilt thing there. but if you don't teach your kids how to handle money, the study just we talked about there says they're going to live in your basement. so you've got to teach them how to handle money from four years old up to 24. >> gretchen: the movie we saw where matthew mcconaghey living with his dad, he was almost 40. isn't it more than just finances. do you think it's sort of the sense of cultural acceptance and norm now that kids stay at home longer?
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>> yeah, it is. it's a disturbing trend from a socioeconomic standpoint because that means that some of our brightest 24-year-olds are not in the marketplace producing 'cause they don't need to. they're in mommy's basement playing nintendo. that's really sad. there is a chance that they could have gone and really done something in the world at 24, 25, 26 years old. you and i were out there moving things around at that age. we, the american economy and culture miss something by the dumbing down and the wasification of our kids. >> gretchen: maybe some of them can't find jobs. that's the third part of the equation. >> they can't find them if they're not look for them. >> gretchen: that's your first tip, get your kids back out of your house if they move back in. encourage them to get a job. how so when unemployment is i think the worst level for young people. >> it is. and it always has been in that bracket. always. ever since i've been studying this 20, 25 years, the worst unemployment is always in the youngest people. they're the least experienced. they don't have a track record. but that doesn't mean there is not something that can be done. sitting on the couch watching
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hbo reruns is not a good plan for your kid. >> gretchen: i know. i remember calling my dad when i got my first job and saying, you know, i can barely make all the ends meet. and i didn't have furniture for about six months. so you got to make it happen somehow. help them do a written budget. >> they need a game plan. they need the dignity of earning an income and learning to live on that income. and that prepares them for a successful launch. >> gretchen: what about selling out their -- spelling out their responsibilities, not just talking about them, but putting them down in writing? >> i'm amazed a number of parents tolerate grown children coming home and not matching their value system. if you come in my house, you're going to live the way we do it. and you'll act that way and behave that way. that's just normal. i don't allow other guests in my home to bring drugs and alcohol in massive amounts of some kind. that's crazy. why am i going to allow my kid to do that? >> gretchen: if you're under this roof, i heard that a million times. set a deadline for them to move
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out. >> absolutely. you need a game plan. they need a target because if we don't have a goal that we're working together -- this is not me just being angry or mean. i love them. i want them to win. so we're going to say, all right. you're here, you're coming home from college. you're going to land here for 30 or 90 days or 180 days. but by christmas, you're going to be gone. and i'm going to help you achieve with that work, with savings. we'll look for apartments together. i'm going to work with you, but you're leaving. >> gretchen: sounds like tough love. dave ramsey, great to see new person. >> good to see you. >> gretchen: have a good weekend. >> you, too. >> gretchen: more "fox & friends" three minutes away what's droid-recognition ? understanding you clearly... what is the capital of zimbabwe ? ... the first time you ask with the google voice search. the droid razr maxx hd by motorola. droid recognition. droid powerful.
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