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good afternoon, i'm toure. as we come on the air, the search for airasia flight 8501 heads to the ocean floor as family members start burying their dead. frempbl specialists are working to scan the sea bed for the fuselage. that's the main cabin where investigators believe many of the 162 victims will be found. they're also looking for the black box usely highly sensitive metal detectors and under water hydrophones used to detect acoustic pings. there are 24 days left on the black box battery for flight 8501. it all depends on the weather. it's monsoon season in that part of the world. air searches are becoming increasingly difficult. look at the cloud cover they're up against. anything that was floating six days ago has probably sunk by now. the focus is an area about 100 feet down. 50 divers are on standby, waiting for calmer seas. the search area has been
narrowed to 2,000 square miles. about the size of delaware. 30 bodies have been pulled from the water, 4 were identified. a second u.s. ship is en route. we'll start in surabaya, indonesia, with nbc's kelly cobiella. >> reporter: it was a frustrating day at sea for searchers, stopped in large part by the weather. expert investigators from france have made it to the site where they found a large number of bodies and debris. they were there to use the specialist's equipment to listen for pings from the black boxes under water. but they were unable to deploy it today because the seas were so rough. waves 13 feet high. they need much calmer seas in order to look for those black boxes with this equipment. so, no progress there. but there are still ships out late into the night. scanning the sea floor with sonar, looking for any sign of the bulk of this wreckage. there was progress made in terms of the recovery of the bodies.
21 bodies recovered today. among them reportedly, two recovered, still strapped into their seats. that's according to the search and rescue chief with indonesia. it has not been independently verified by nbc news. they've also made some small progress in identifying the victims. four people now identified including a school teacher in her late 40s and a young flight attendant, who had been working for airasia for just under two years. the founder of airasia tweeted today that he was devastated that she had been identified and had died in the crash and that he would be accompanying her body back to her hometown in indonesia and would be at the funeral with her family. toure? >> kelly cobiella in indonesia, thank you for that report. let's bring in former ntsb investigator craig feith and christine, founder of mad dog
expeditions. what does the debris we've already recovered tell you about what happened to this flight? >> to begin with happy new year, toure. one of the big things with the wreckage that's been found is that they are trying to narrow the search area to finding the main wreckage debris field on the sea floor. the stormy seas are pulling up wreckage. stuff that's on the surface could then be sunk by these high waves. and the bigger thing is that it's going to spread this wreckage over a larger area. there's a number of die nam you cans involved with the wreckage. we don't have enough to make any kind of determination, whether it was broken up because of water impact or in flight. >> i want to bring in kristin dennis, who's with us in studio. you're fairly prolific when it comes to the world of underwater investigation.
we've spoken on length at this part of the investigation but can you give us a sense of how the underwater investigation will be progressing in terms of searching for the flight data recorders and the cockpit voice recorders and what are some of the major obstacles the search teams will be undergoing at the moment? >> first of all, thank you for having me here. first and foremost is the weather. we've had weather the past several of days and that's something they can't fight against. they have to wait it out before deploying anything into the water. i believe the french teams are now on site. they're using a hydrophone. it's really just underwater ears, if you will, to try and pick up sound and what i imagine they're doing at this point, and they're being very low key about it is working within the grid pattern, the search pattern they have. again, this is an area they're telling us the size of delaware 2,000 square miles. that's a lot to cover. but they have to do this methodically. first and foremost is waiting for the weather to have a clearing putting the
hydrophones in the water to just follow a sound. if they get a sound, they'll go back and forth and cover the search area -- >> what sound are they looking for? >> they're listening for metal objects. ideally if they can pick up a ping that's what -- but it will give you the sound. the sonar is working under water to give them some kind of feedback there's something in this immediate area. >> greg i want to come back to you with a question about how this sort of all came about, what happened with the accident. there's been speculation now that perhaps the pilots actually tried to land the plane much like the miracle on the hudson we had here in new york city when captain sully sullenberger in 2009 was able to land an airbus jet on the hudson river. is that something that's possible here? >> no. there are so many factoids people are making storylines around. i don't know if it's to fill time or what. you cannot take a single radar point and build a storyline around it. all about accident investigation is the fact you have to look at
trends. have you to look at a lot of radar data. the radar data people are pulling off the internet those are 14 to 16-second hits. they don't have the radar at four seconds. to say the airplane stalled or the pilot was trying make a landing, at this point without really having the fidelity of the data on the ftr and understanding what the crew was talking about on the cvr, we aren't going to know a story line for this particular event until we get better data. one last point. the crucial part with the search and recovery if you will the bodies that rbing pulled up i know that the families have been waiting anxiously to get their loved ones back i'm hoping as they recover the bodies they do a furrow and methodical autopsy or examination because those -- those types of examinations can help investigators understand what type of breakup occurred how much impact there was and if
there -- this was a surviveable event and someone drowned, of course, you'd see water in their lungs and all that kind of thing. all these bits and pieces and factual information will eventually make the bottom line story. but, you know getting them in isolation and trying build a storyline is really unfair at this point. >> you do believe that once we have the black box, we'll be able to put together more information about the story? >> absolutely. because the data on the flight data recorder it will give us an understanding of what the airplane was doing as it went into that thunderstorm. there's been a lot of speculation as if the pilots actually tried to climb up to 38,000 feet rather than an undraft trying to push them up to 38,000 feet. there's been a lot of these stories about the airplane stalled, an aerodynamic stall because it got too slow. we don't have any of that data. 353 knots of ground speed is nowhere close to the stall speed. we really need to understand the
true air speed or the indicated air speed. and all of that data is contained on the flilt data recorder. >> kristin talked about bodies being pulled up. they're not magically pulled up. rescue divers men and women have you worked with around the world, who are diving and searching and pulling up these bodies. what an incredibly difficult job. talk about the psychological element, generally folks tasked with finding stuff, not people and parts of people. this is a different part of that job. >> this is an entirely different scenario. and in my experiences, these are -- these teams, because is it a team effort you've got surface teams. you've got underwater teams that are ready to deploy. and they -- they are going in to get a job done. at the same time being as sensitive as they can be, knowing this is someone's loved one. there's a life that's just been lost. the difficulty they're going to have at this point is the bodies have been there for over a week now. there's decomposition that takes place.
if we do find a number of bodies within the fuselage or whatever wreckage we have there, extricating is another process that has to be delicately handled. hats off to them at this point. they're doing a wonderful job keeping the families involved and following as best they can protocol before they get divers in the water. >> we know the french team here is the same one that dealt with air france 447. you talk about the obvious, sad challenge there with these bodies. what is the timeline for these families to find out whether or not these folks are going to get a burial or going to be essentially presumed dead but missing and never have that closure? >> i think they are willing to wait as long as it takes to be able to recover their loved ones. at this point we do have shower water. we have a time window coming up weatherwise that i think they will be able to get the dive teams in the water. and at least ascertain what they're dealing with. and then there's the process of being able to bring back the
bodies. again, indonesians, this is a very spiritual culture, very traditional people. and so the sensitivities, and i stress that because it's very important, they seem to be following that, which i think is a great healing tool for the families. and really for all of us. we learned a lot from mh370 of how families are first and foremost before we moved on to the different degrees and different levels that you have to unravel of such a disaster. >> thank you very much. next remembering the liberal lion governor mario cuomo. plus the white house fires back at north korea over the sony hack. details on that. and later, something to look forward to this year. top travel getaways listed by our friends at travel & leisure. "the cycle" rolls on for the first friday in 2015. alright, so this tylenol arthritis lasts 8 hours, but aleve can last 12 hours...
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cycling now, president obama fires back at north korea over the sony hack. this afternoon, the president issued an executive order allowing the u.s. treasury to levy additional sanctions on pyongyang. the move further isolates a dozen critical north korean operatives. the white house says this is only the start of what's to come. senate majority leader harry reid is recovering from several broken bones today. the 75-year-old was just discharged from a las vegas hospital. he broke ribs and bones in his face on new year's day when his exercise equipment broke. reid's office still expects him
in washington tomorrow when he is expected to hand over the leadership to the gop to the start of the 114th congress. tributes from around the country continue to pour in for political giant mario cuomo. he passed away yesterday at 82. today bill and hillary clinton called cuomo's life quote, the very embodiment of the american dream. chris christie praised cuomo as an eloquent leader. president obama hailed him as an unflinching voice for tolerance fairness and dig knitted. dignity. nbc's harry smith gives us a look back at new york and an american icon. >> reporter: mario cuomo passed away on the same day his son andrew was sworn in for his second term as new york governor. earlier his son spoke about his dying father. >> he couldn't be here physically today, my father, but my father is in this room. he's in heart and mind of every person who is here.
he's here and he's here and he's here. his inspiration and his legacy and his experience is what has brought this state to this point. >> reporter: mario cuomo was a son of the american dream. born in queens new york to italian emigrant parents who came through ellis island with little more than the clothes on their backs. a gifted athlete, cuomo played baseball in college, even signed a contract with the pittsburgh pirates. but after an injury he returned to st. john's university to earn both an undergraduate and a law degree. always active in politics cuomo became new york's secretary of state in 1975. two years later, he ran against ed koch and lost his bid for the democratic nomination for mayor of new york. cuomo was elected new york lieutenant governor in 1978. with the help of his son andrew as campaign manager became governor in 1982. >> we won because people --
people and the passion of belief are still more important than money. >> reporter: cuomo was a liberal lion who electrified the crowd when he delivered the keynote speech at the democratic national convention in 1984. his words aimed at president ronald reagan. >> there is despair, mr. president, in the faces thaw don't see in the places that you don't visit, in your shining city. >> reporter: the speech won him an instant following. many a democrat yearned for a cuomo presidential run. >> he's kind of the italian stallion of democratic party politics at the moment. he's an old-fashioned stem-wind stem-winding orator with strong feelings about the roots of this country and roots of the democratic party. >> reporter: his reluctance to run earned him an unfortunate moniker, hamlet on the hudson. seeking a fourth cob sective term as governor cuomo lost to george pataki. >> we have enormous power here. we have a fantastic future
potentially. i've surely made mistakes as governor. but i'm as proud as i can be of what we have accomplished together. >> reporter: after public office, governor cuomo held a law firm including support for his son andrew who followed in his father's foot steps to become governor as well. cuomo leaves behind his beloved wife of more than 50 years, matilda, and children chris, madeline madeline, margaret, maria and andrew. >> thanks to nbc's harry smith for that report. joining us now is alex staff writer at roll call. good day to you. if you follow democratic politics at all, you know both cuomos. you know mario cuomo. people around the nation have these memories. one is someone who led on liberalism populism long before either party really dealt w i think, that passion in this country that we see on the left
over a lot of these wall street issues and we see in parts of the tea party. >> i mean he absolutely personified sort of this liberal ethos that people really admired and they really wanted him to run. i mean a lot of people really thought he should run for president. >> what would have been an interesting thing. give us a glimpse into the political future. roll call is out with the pop ten races to watch this 2015. what happens this year could have a big impact on many of those races. let's dive in. the thing that i found most interesting, the prospect i found most interesting is the idea of an open senate seat in california. something that hasn't happened in quite a while. you're surmising barbara boxer may retire. now, an open senate seat in california could be something that would be hugely expensive to pursue. the north korea race broke 100 million. the colorado senate race almost broke 100 million. barber boxer and her campaign spent well over $20 million to
defend her seat last time. so there's a very small group of folks who could be in play for this sort of thing. >> it's the first open senate seat california will have seen in i think, over 20 years. so it's a big deal. democrats have a strong bench to replace her. the two names that come up most often are lieutenant governor gavin newsom and camilla harris. a lot of people in the state who could run on the democratic side. many of the congressmen, a couple current and former l.a. mayors. the republicans have a tougher time with this one, though. i imagine as has happened in past races, you will probably have someone who can raise a lot of money to try and take -- have a republican senator in california. >> alexis when you look at a number of the different states some of them have kind of mixed messages. so, pennsylvania i always find fascinating that they go democratic in presidential
elections. the last six presidential elections they've gone for democrat. now pat tummyoomey is up for re-election. do we think they'll have a wave of democratic senators in 2016? what's your view on this race? >> you know, we'll see. the nice thing for democrats this cycle is they're only defending ten seats. most of them are really not competitive. whereas republicans are defending 24 seats. so democrats are really on the offense this cycle. nice change from last cycle. and toomey is one of those -- toomey's seat is going to be one of the really competitive ones. democrats are definitely going to make a play there. and joe sestak has already announced an exploratory committee but basically running for the seat sending out campaign memos. my colleague emily khan has written about this but the
question for democrats is whether sestak is the nominee or whether they get a competitive primary there. it will be a competitive race. especially one in a presidential year that's a swing state, i think democrats will put a lot of money in. >> mikey kay in for krystal ball speaking. i want to get quickly to wisconsin and the 2010 senate midterms where ron johnson narrowly beat russ feingold. that was a resurgent gop. do you think russ feingold has a much better chance moving into 2016 given the democrats will be looking to take back or make progress into taking back the house? >> do i, actually. i think he's in a much better position in this rematch. ron johnson have called him the most incumbent republican this cycle. he has not a lot of money in his campaign account. he's self-funded his campaign last time. he said he won't do that this time. that has some republicans
worried that he's not really in the place financially to do it. i think, you know obviously this day and age, he'll be able to raise the money, but that i think, has some republicans more worried than they otherwise would be. >> and russ feingold one of the most progressive members of the senate until he lost and he's been out doing african diploma. thank you so much. up next the deep freeze sets in. i don't know what you were calling it yesterday michael. a baltic? >> a baltic. >> baltic is a british you'vismeuphemism for extremely cold. jooishgsz
talking about very cold air. the coldest we've seen so far this season coming up by the end of the weekend. meanwhile, a very busy start to the weekend with a lot of rain over georgia, back into alabama. more of that as we go through saturday. then we go into west texas. that purple showing up that's a lot of freezing rain. it's been bringing some problems for the roads right in through the lubbock area. they've been dealing with icy conditions. again, some problems here. as we go throughout the day, we'll see this system continue to crank out the ice. just a little bit is all it takes to cause problems. west of oklahoma city and well to the west of dallas. this is all going to be moving into the ohio valley overnight. we're going to watch those areas shaded -- by saturday night. it also moves up into new england. starting out with some snow. it could be very heavy at times into the higher elevations. then on the backside of this look at this snow. it's not much. maybe 1 to 3 inches across
chicago. but this is the start of the arctic air that's going to be moving in. here in the northeast, a little snow. well to the north of new york. it's up across upstate and over into jersey and into new england. now let's talk about that bitter cold arctic air coming down. temperatures across the plains 15 to 30 degrees below average. sunday is the day here in the twin cities. a high of just 1. by monday we only get up to 3. so single digits through the upper midwest. chicago only 6 for you on monday. so, that is old man winter coming in. >> wow! if you like it cold then this is the weather for you. jennifer lopez, thank you very much. wall street has bony a hot streak the past two weeks with the s&p and the dow surging to unprecedented highs. today the market cooled slightly on data manufacturing did not go exactly as much as expected. but with faster than expected growth, more jobs and higher income levels, is it morning in
america? is america back? i think so. i wonder what our former treasury department adviser sigh san ochs thinks. are we coming back? >> i think we are coming back. i think the recovery is finally here with a capital "r." we've been plodding along in the past four, five years. tepid growth. finally seeing real momentum. i don't like to focus on the financial markets because i think the stock markets can get wildly out of control. i like to focus on the real economy. >> i thought we were an ownership society. >> that's the 1%. that's not quite you. so, what i was going to say is if you look at gdp, we had the strongest quarter we've had in a decade. adding jobs and seeing wages going up. that's one of the most important indicators the economy is growing. >> i agree. i think there's an uptick domestically. i think there are key indicators or things we need to look at externally on the international stage. i think putin is number one.
we've seen the price of oil drop from $100 down to $60 where it's settling at the moment. i think that will drive putin's agenda. we saw what the stock markets did when he went into crimea. there was the conflict in ukraine. i also think opec will be key here. usually the swing provider when it comes to oil, but saudi arabia is digging its heels in. it's maintaining output. we saw how the stock markets reacted to that. then the third thing is the european sovereign debt crisis. we know that greece has forced early elections here in terms of austerity. i think the new party that people are likely to think is going to win the next election in greece are going to be anti-austerity. i think they will have some key measures and influences on what america is doing. >> yeah. and it's also interesting, there are some real radicals getting a lot of headwinds in greece. you may have a very different kind of approach to domestic and foreign policy there. economic being the main concern they have. the other big thing here back home that's interesting that was in the "new york times" and wall
street journal today is the fact that government spending is finally ticking up a little bit. and that's something that if you put aside some of what the tea party says and actually look at the economics of it more money in the economy's good. we're seeing that from some local governments. >> i'm excited to see what the impact of obama's immigration executive order has on america and the american economy. when you talk about 5 million people being better able to participate in the labor force, that should have an impact on how much they can make how much they can pay in taxes, how much they can spend as consumers. and this idea that they are taking jobs away from america is just consistently not borne out by the data. economists giovanni perry does a lot of work on this. he talks about imperfect suitedability. you didn't think i was going to say it. that means foreign-born workers and native-born workers tend not to go for the same jobs. not even talking about agriculture but we talk about tailoring and plastic, stucco masonry, dominated by folks born
elsewhere as opposed to be a crane operator or suer pipe cleaner, dominated by folks from here. again, science a lot of foreign-born workers there. lawyering, like you dominated by folks born here. so, this idea that we need to be afraid of folks coming from other places and taking our jobs, it's just not borne out and is fear mongering. >> and will boost the economy. >> absolutely. >> we don't have any big announcements but at a guest host level, when we have foreigners around, we don't have any problem. it works out fine. >> i'm inclined to agree with you, ari. >> it's getting baltic in here. still ahead, the hottest travel spots for 2015. get me to a beach, please. next, the future of military technology technology. the inventions changing how we fight and how we save lives.
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as we look back on 014 and ahead to the new year, the u.s. faces a range of national security threats from isis to cyber hackers. if we're going to stay ahead of future threats, developing the latest technologies is more important than ever. defense one's new e-book tech friends 2015 highlights the latest advances and some that are in the works. they're give us a glimpse in the future is defense one's editor patrick tucker. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for being here. >> there are some really kind of out there, s krichlt-ci-fi technologies but i want to talk about one that is low-tech based on something -- very simple technology. you're calling it a shark bite up. say this has the potential to be a game-changer on the battlefield for soldiers and even potentially have applications beyond the battlefield. can you tell us more about it? >> right. earlier this year the head of special forces chief admiral
raven talked about some technologies he would like to see our special forces teams have in the future. it's technology that special forces is developing. one of the things he highlighted, as you say, it's not very high-tech sounding but could be a big changer. it's this shark bite trauma kit gun that basically shoots these sponge pills into open wounds and serves as sort of like a clotting agent. it's for deployment in places where you've got a team of special ops doing something covert don't have any outside support and it's for treating bullet wounds which is the number one cause of death on the battlefield today. if the fda approves it many expect it will it could go on to also be used in hospitals by emts across the country. >> patrick, it's mikey kay here. i want to pick up on a subject that is quite close to my heart. in terms of ieds. ieds have been a prolific weapon used by insurgents in iraq and afghanistan. i want to get a sense from the
robotics perspective of what the challenges are that people who are designing these robotic systems are facing when it comes to not only detecting but diffusing these homemade bombs. >> well you got to look from a lot of different -- you want to mass produce them that are cheap enough to get them as-to-as many units that might number trouble. you also want them to have the type of capability to see, to provide visual data back to operators and to explore potential bombs with a variety of censorssense sensors to get their own data. you want them to be more auto ton mouse with more thinking capability and you also want them to be really cheap. so that you can get them all the places you need them to be. so there's two teams right now that i highlighted an article in the tech trend book the i-robot team. they are behind the roomba robot
vacuum cleaner. another out of israel a start-up, called robo team. north rupp north two big players remain as far as as -- in terms of innovation, real innovation. i-robot and robo team and they'll be innovating this space well into 2015 as we work out different ways to steer these robots so that one operator can steer hopefully more than one. like a whole fleet. >> yeah your magazine writes the navy has about 73 3-d printing projects. what are they doing? >> right now we're not able to print parts for like really expensive difficult airplanes but we can print the bits that make the parts. 3-d printing is going to be huge for the military. it's something defense secretary -- former defense secretary chuck hagel has highlighted in a big talk where he talked about the future offset strategy. it's a huge road map that
basically frames what the military is going to did in 2030. he mentioned a few technologies that's really key and one is 3-d printing. there's the potential at some point to actually 3-d print possibly replacement parts for planes that are in flight to repair damage that they experience as they're being shot at. that could be -- that's something that b.a. systems said they're going to work towards. in the meantime for ships, particular lishgs the potential exists to make them basically self-sustaining in the middle of a big fire fight. if the ship encourages damage, you can print 3-d prints right there, patch it up and the ship never has to return to port. >> that's mazing. so many exciting uses for 3-d technology. 3-d printing technology. talk patrick, also about what we're doing for our wounded warriors and the prosthetics we're able to create for them. >> last year was a big year for some innovations in prosthetics. this year proves to be even
bigger. the obama administration's brain initiative has allocated a lot of money, $2 million to brain research and darpa as well as some other military outfits are really at the forefront of taking that money and innovating it into different solutions to help wounded warriors not just control robotic limbs a lot better, giving them back the functionality that veterans experience when they lose a limb when they are -- or perhaps, lose two limbs but also prosthetics that help us understand the mind a lot better. there's a prosthetic solution they're working on that records and transmits different changes between brain states that we can use to begin to understand ptsd a lot better. that's a prosthetic as well. it's not just the robotic arms and developing a neuro-interface, brain interface. it's also prosthetics that actually look at the brain itself and can gives us a window first into ptsd and a wide
variety of neurological illnesses and states. >> that's amazing stuff. patrick, thank you for joining us and sharing that today. >> thanks for having me. up next as we wrap the holidays, are you already looking forward to your next one? "travel & leisure" is out with top destinations. does a freshly printed presentation fill you with optimism? then you might be gearcentric. get a $15 gift card when you buy $75 in hp ink or any hp toner multipack. office depot & officemax. gear up for great.
us have made resolutions. if not, my good friend ari has a few suggestions coming up. >> it's pronounced ari, a hard "a". >> maybe yours is to get to the gym, a little extra in your savings account, invest a little time in finding true love, or maybe it's to travel and see the world. whether your dream is to see the panda capital china or relax on a caribbean beach, "travel & leisure" is out with a list of the 50 best places to head to for 2015. joining us is jackie gifford. happy next year. >> good. i like how you say leisure. >> he's already dying. wow. >> i'll pick up with you later on on that. i want to stay local. i'm brit. i'm still obsessed with manhattan and i've been here for three years. for visitors coming in for 2015 stay away from times square stay away from empire state. where would a local go to enjoy
manhattan? >> a lot's happening downtown. we've seen a big shift. media companies are moving there. our own company is moving there. a lot is happening rebirth, revitalization. you can head to pier "a," a national landmark. it's been transformed into a multi-level restaurant event space, oyster bar. we've also seen the south street sea port is set for total renovation with a condo going in. super pier at hudson river park they're planning on putting in an entertainment and retail complex with spot and beach by andre bellage. three luxury hotels are opening. you have the knickerbocker, in times square. john astor's first hotel. one hotel central park. don't skip out on the tone totally. >> the downtown high line folks from out of town and local, have to check it out. super cool. further away from home a couple
years ago i went to italy. we went all over the whole country and my favorite city was milan. don't tell people to go there because we don't want to ruin the secret. >> we don't want to ruin the secret. of course, milan. everyone thinks of milan for style, fashion food. this year is milan's year for culture so there's a lot going on. the museum of culture is opening up the design by david chipperfield a soaring atrium of space and expo milan is kicking off may 1st through october. it's a food-focused exhibit. they'll have countries set up pavilions by the likes of normal foster, so an architectural scene is happening there right now. also the pla achltplazo real is doing an exhibit to leonardo and moscalla is staying open for the summer season. can you see amazing art and hear some opera. >> now, i am completely fascinated by cuba. i've been doing to go.
now that the u.s. is lifting travel restrictions it's more of a possibility for people especially here in the u.s. it's more than cigars and classic cars. tell us more about the highlights. >> you're exactly right. now that we're taking steps to re-establish diplomatic relations, the embassy is set to reopen. we've seen a ton of people searching online for the reality of how to get there. can you. you go through a people-to-people exchange problem, a company like smithsonian journey. can you travel in the local jazz musicians, dine in a family-run restaurant located actually in somebody's home. you know this is really -- cuba's on the cusp of great change. with these developments we're expecting in the coming years maybe more hotels will open. cruising will be big this year. over 200 ships visiting the destination. now is the time to start thinking about going. >> on your big list here you also have fezz. why fezz?
also, where is fezz? >> so -- i'm going to preface this by saying talking about. fez is 240 miles northeast and is more of a expats and locals are and what is amazing about fez is there are no cars allowed inside. so it has a medieval type capsule quality you will there are hotels up. there are spas and restaurants. and a new emerging restaurant. it's the brain child of an american and he is the creative director and a british ex-pat and it's a pop up concept. you have guest chefs coming in and cook with traditional
ingredients with their own spin. >> you have an incredible list here. consider europe and japan and all over america. new york city. and then also flipping through the list and there is cleveland. nothing against cleveland, the rock 'n' roll hall of fame is there. but why are you telling folks to go to cleveland? >> cleveland has an emerging food scene right now, michael simon is opening a cleveland style barbecue restaurant. and rising star coffee. everybody is into pour overs right now. they opened a new coffee shop. and mitchells ice cream. >> for the food? >> for the food yeah. and lebron is back in town. you have to see him. >> and they say cleveland is the milan of ohio. they do. >> i don't know. >> you're assuming i'm talking to you now. we're on a silence at the
moment. >> i'm going to make a point of going to cleveland in 2015. happy new year to you too. now, a little shameless plug. i'm excited that this year i'll be doing travel for a travel show on the travel channel that takes viewers to countries and cities around the world making a comeback. but up next ari's suggested new year's resolution for washington. i'm on the edge of my seat.
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resolution. and on the first workday of the new year i'll propose a few for congress. they begin their session on tuesday. here's a resolution. do your job. the congress has been avoiding votes and generally phoning in it. many admit this is deliberate. they want to make the obama era a failure than succeed together. obama is now making moves without congress and it's time for a new approach or resolution even. speaker boehner and leader mcconnell commit to up and down votes next week. let's see where you stand on keystone and deregulating wall street but also on democratic priorities like minimum wage. let's do a resolution for the white house. mr. president, it is time to try reaching out to republicans. you need to meet with them. you need to dine with them. you need to play golf with them.
that will change everything. no. it won't. you tried that. it was a nice idea. they didn't like it. you didn't like it. i think america got tired of it. so mr. president, here's a resolution for the second half of your term. do you. what does that mean? can that cultural phrase is it a template for a governing strategy? yes. doing you is following your heart would caring what others think. you can't hate on someone for doing them unless they impede on others. it's a great resolution for the president. he can keep leading america on his agenda which got more votes in 2012. and he he can keep pushing reform as long as it doesn't impede on americans. that means continuing a foreign policy built on dialogue when possible and conflict when
necessary and continuing the executive actions to tackle problems that congress is ignoring. and that brings us to a final resolution for the most important people in our politics the billionaires. bara walters did her special on the most fascinating people of the year. and david koch was the most interesting person on it. >> people call you an evil billionaire. why? >> i don't understand that. >> donors just blew the roof off the mid-term elections. these were the most expensive ever. and the spending hit $1.5 billion. what does that buy? national voter turnout was 36%, the lowest in 72 years. you have to go back to world war ii for the last time americans were this distracted from voting.
all this money is not increasing participation. it's either irrelevant or fueling messages that depress depression. take a year off politics. find something else to be passionate about. your business investments, philanthropy. keep your money out of our die lock -- dialogue. coming from a pundit that is saying something. if you have a resolution for me e-mail me directly. and that is also it for our show. "now" starts right now. public retaliation against north korea by the white house. it's friday, january 2nd and this is "now."
i'm district attorneyorian waren. the order instructs the treasury department to target individuals and entities associated with the repressive government citing the repressive actions and pollties and destructive and coercive cyberattack on sony pictures entertainment. joining me now is chris jansing. happy new year. >> happy new year. >> what do these sanctions entail in? >> they go after north korea's entities and key government organizations, but also ten individuals where it hurts most in the pocketbook. there is a bigger picture here. this is the first time the u.s. has