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people, and it certainly was to me, breaking the glass ceiling of running for president. >> there were so many headlines that could have come out of november 7th. all those, you know, couldn't compare to we don't have a president. know, couldn't compare to, we don't have a president. >> michael jackson died today. he was only 50 years old. >> this is equivalent to elvis passing away. >> this was a huge international story. >> the stories you're about to see were reported in the news on june 25th and 26th, 2009. >> think of influence and power to stop world news. >> the king of pop's sudden death rockets across the world and other stories are buried in its wake. >> so many things got overshadowed that day. >> the past three days have been some of the most violent in iran since the protests began. >> actress farrah fawcett has lost her three year battle with cancer. >> mark sanford revealed yesterday he was in argentina to visit his mistress. >> always another big story on
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the heels of the one before it. >> i have been unfaithful to my wife. >> jackson announced a series of 50 concerts in london. it's to be his big comeback. >> typically in newsroom, we think of summer as slow. and then it begins to happen. it's usually not one thing. it's two things, three things, and there you go. we were covering a tragedy in iran and the attempts at a revolution. >> what's going on in iran is massive, mostly peaceful protests over the alleged stealing of an election. >> in the u.s. capitol, a fight erupts over a ground breaking climate bill. >> now is the time to act. >> south carolina has literally lost its governor. >> once you get to a certain level of importance,
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particularly in public service, it's sort of hard to disappear. that makes the disappearance of mark sanford extra weird. >> it we covers the sanford ordeal. >> farrah fawcett has been publicly sharing her ordeal with cancer. gr farrah fosauwcett has been fighting for her life. >> june 25th, 2009, was one of those days where things quickly got eclipsed. >> hey, ryan. how is farrah? is she okay? >> she's gone. >> oh, my god. >> what turned out to be farrah's last night, we spent the evening in the hospital. we knew that it was likely to be some time that night or early the next morning. and shortly after 9:00 in the morning, she passed away. >> actress farrah fawcett has died after her three-year battle with cancer. she was only 62. let's go now to michael in burbank. >> andrea, as many of our
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viewers rarm, she was diagnosed withanal cancer in 2000 six. she had a reprieve, but then unfortunately that same year, a doctor found a malignant polyp. >> even know everybody knew farrah fawcett was going through a battle for her life literally, when it happened, you're hit with the weight of the actual event. in this case, it's an icon of the '70s. >> as fossett's death begins to dominate the news cycle, on the east coast, a south carolina paper breaks startling news about governor mark sanford. >> south carolina's governor mark sanford admits to an extramarital affair. >> with an argentine woman. >> the media has been monitoring governor sanford's story since he went missing a week earlier. >> governor sanford has had no contact with his staff or his security detail since he was
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seen last thursday leaving the governor's mansion in a big black suv. >> i get a call from a source saying the governor is missing. and i said, how missing? >> we know that law enforcement has said they lost track of the governor and did so thursday. >> nobody, even his security team, knew where he had been. >> when mark sanford is elected governor of south carolina in 2006, republicans immediately view him as someone who could run the president down the line. he's young. he's got a southern drawl, a reformer, good looking, has a beautiful family, bunch of kids. >> he had served three terms in congress, developed a reputation of being a congressman who fought a little differently about things. >> this kind of outsider, icon aclast person who was willing to be the one person in congress voting against something that everybody else was voting for. >> it was hard to understand exactly how somebody who was in his position, a guy who had been targeted by a lot of people in the republican party as a
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potential republican presidential candidate, would implode the way he did. >> where is mark sanford? a governor of a state. how could no one -- no one knows where he is. >> as the sanford story picks up steam, the death of farrah fawcett continues to be the lead. >> in case you're just joining us, former charmy's angels actress farrah fawcett has died at a santa monica hospital. >> this is a story we had been following so that obviously was going to be the major story of the day -- until that afternoon. >> the news had broke about farrah fawcett fairly early in the day, and i was assigned to stay in-house and put together the obituary. suddenly, the news breaks about michael jackson. >> some time around very close to 3:00, it's been reported that an adult in his home is
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unconscious. >> the 911 call came in to the emergency system in los angeles saying there was a man at the house who was unconscious. they believed he had a cardiac arrest, and that's when paramedics rushed to the scene. >> we hadn't confirmed that whoever had been raced from that house through the streets of los angeles to the hospital was in fact michael jackson. nobody was prepared for it. i can say i certainly was want because we were in farrah fawcett mode at that point. >> we were all in shock, not only that it was a michael jackson, a huge star, but on the same day as farrah fawcett. >> this woman was shot and died at a demonstration in tyronn on saturday. >> this legislation will finally make clean energy the profitable kind of energy. >> i had been unfaithful to my wife. >> with that, governor mark sanford faced a wall of cameras and reporters. on thiside of e rd and on this de no matr which state in the cry you live in,
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what's going on in iran is absolutely a fight over the alleged citying of an election. >> nbc news has now confirmed actress farrah fawcett has died. >> on any given day, at any given moment, a major breaking story can suddenly change the entire face of the news. >> michael jackson has been rushed to a los angeles area hospital. and there are several reports that he was discovered unconscious in his home. >> there was a bit of skepticism in the newsroom when the news first broke, not only because he was a big star, but because the initial source was tmz, which at the time was not a huge credible news source. >> many unsubstantiated reports floating around, but the l.a. times is reporting he's in a coma. >> suddenly, we're racing in a car and driving with a producer on the way to the ucla medical center. we get there, and all of the media is now descending on this
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location. suddenly, the news starts to get out there somehow that michael jackson may be dead. and it seemed like everyone who had ever cared or listened to michael jackson had decided this was where they were going to go. i couldn't help but wonder, how do they all know this is happening? i have to assume that some of the folks who descended on the scene were doing it because they were on their facebook page. >> in 2009, facebook and twitter are not yet five years old, but growing at a furious pace. >> i was at home when reports started coming in that, you know, perhaps michael jackson had died. there was still a lot of confusion. then you start to see things on twitter. and you know, i think the country was sort of like, no, don't let this happen. no, we don't want -- we're hearing these reports of terrible things. like maybe this will be another thing where the first report is terrible and they walk it back, he's not dead.
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>> in iran, protesters have been using the same social media to tre stream news of their struggle out to the rest of the world. >> it has been ten days since the presidential election there which many of our international observers and candidates say was rigged. the supreme leader warned protesters there would be violent retribution if they continued to protest. >> that was one of the first international conflicts, you know, under the eyes of a totalitarian regime, where social media said we can get around you. >> despite the massive crackdown brie the government on all forms of state sponsored media, video is still finding its way out of iran, mainly through the internet. >> so they began sending these messages out. one of the images that came out that struck us all very deeply was menna sultan.
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>> in south carolina, more details emerge about governor sanford's bizarre disappearance. >> governor sanford has had no contact with his staff since he was seen last thursday. >> we started to get some very strange signals out of the governor's office. yeah, well, he's out. he's been away for a couple of days now. >> this is not the first time the good governor has gone awo. a spokesman for mr. sanford said, quote, after the session winds down, it's not uncommon for him to go out of pocket for a few days at a time to clear his head. >> released a statement later on that evening that says that the government is hiking the appalachian trail and he'll be back in a couple days. at the time, it's important to remember, that everybody in the office thinks this is true. >> then comes the, he's hiking the appalachian trail, which has now become this way that you describe everything that like, oh, what happened with that
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marriage? he was hiking the appalachian trail. >> my initial instincts were that story is dubious. if he had been hiking the appalachian trail, it's easy to find where he is or get him to a town with a television station to wave in front of a camera and say here i am. this is a silly story. quickly, my editor and i looked at each other in the newsroom and said what about those e-mails? >> thouse e-mails are a batch o correspondents that had been anonymously leaked to the news earlier. e-mails reportedly wrote to his mistress. >> there were lot of details about his personal life we knew to be true, but we did have doubts whether these could be an elaborate hoax. we all kind of said, you know, this could be it. we already started checking flight schedules between atlanta and argentina. we knew that the last flight back was wednesday, when they told us the governor was coming back.
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>> i get a call from the chief of staff, governor sanford's plane has just landed. and i say, plane? he says, yeah, the governor sanford was in argentina. oh, and it gets better. gina smith from the state caught him at the airport, sounds like we're going to have a lot of explaining to do today. >> inside the beltway, the president goes in front of cameras to push his historic energy bill. >> this legislation will finally make clean energy the profitable kind of energy that will lead to the creation of new businesses and entire new industries and that will lead to american jobs that pay well and can't be outsourced. now, i urge every member of congress, democrat and republican, to come together to support this legislation. >> global warming and climate change is a scientific story. but it's also a political story. and that has at times kind of handcuffed us in terms of where
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we go with it. >> after obama won, a bunch of republicans who had always backed climate change legislation like john mccain suddenly looked like they might not back the bill. a general change in politics. i don't think really have anything to do with the bill but just opposing anything the administration was doing. >> congressman pence, why is the president wrong? >> i appreciate what the president said today, but this is nothing more than a national energy tax that will literally cost millions of american jobs. >> the 2009 climate change bill showed that this has become an irredeemably partisan issue. >> you can't cut down on emissions unless you cut down on energy use. that's what's driving this. >> more on the apology from south carolina's governor. >> by the afternoon of the 25th, governor sanford's problems are growing. >> democratic representative todd rutherford is already called for sanford's resignation. >> governor sanford disappeared for the last five days and tried
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to orchestrate this elaborate cover-up. >> thursday morning, the state newspaper had printed steamy e-mails between the two, a far cry from the stand sanford took while a member of congress, vocally calling for clinton's impeachment after his appear. >> party leaders and no small number of constituents said he should leave office. >> the king of pop alive or dead? >> all of this media that descended, satellite trucks, multiple cameras, as we were waiting to get confirmation that michael jackson was dead, you just hear that michael jackson looks like he passed away and you pivot. you don't think about it. it's huge. >> word from the los angeles times newspaper that michael jackson has died at the age of 50. >> you could feel that you were in the middle of history, that this was a big news event. >> legendary singer michael jackson has in fact died of cardiac arrest.
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the past three days have been some of the most violent in iran since the protest against the presidential elections began. >> o'neal left the hospital alone. >> even big stories can be pushed off the stage when other major headlines steal the limelight. >> michael jackson, dead at the age of 50. death was apparently declared at ucla medical center where our own michael ocue is standing outside. >> there seems to be a collective sense of shock as passers by continue to gather here by what appears to be the hunldreds. >> the tribute to michael jackson started, i think fairly early on. it went from a surreal situation where this pop icon who had always been with us and was now gone, it went from being stunned by that to suddenly celebrating a life that this guy had.
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>> as the news spread, fans spontaneously gathered together, many outside the jackson family home in california. >> these relationships become very real to us, especially in a 24-hour celebrity, us weekly culture, to have this person removed after he's such a part of your mind is very painful. >> the sidewalk outside the hospital quickly became a memorial, too. a strange mix of grieving for a loss and celebrating a unique brand of music. >> as news spreads and spontaneous tributes to michael skrakson break out across the country -- >> iran's government is ramping up the pressure on opposition leader, but he says he won't withdrawal his challenge to the presidential election, encouraging iranians to continue with legal protests. >> demonstrations have been escalated since a young
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protester named netta sultan was shot. >> she was shot and died on saturday. >> sultan was an iranian protester and anti-democratic iranian elections. she had been driving to a protest and her car overheated and she parked it and was walking towards the protests when a paramilitary official shot her and killed her in front of multiple witnesses. >> netta. netta. >> the video continues beyond that point, showing ultimately a great deal of blood. two different witnesses on the scene captured her last moments on video. those images have now rocketed around the world. >> we watched her die, and to see that was just, you know, was so difficult for a lot of people, but it really, really helped people understand the depth of what was happening there. >> the video of her choking out and dying while people rushed to
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her aid went viral on the internet. it became a symbol of the iranian protests and of the uprising generally in the middle east. for more democratic governments. we paid a lot more attention to these stories for a time. >> south carolina's governor mark sanford says he will reimburse the state for his visit to argentina after disappearing for nearly a week. he revealed he was in argentina to visit his mistress. >> the state newspaper has been sitting on copies of intimate e-mails from sanford and his mistress since they received them from an anonymous source. >> we had the e-mails for six months and didn't publish the story. the reason was we couldn't prove it. >> after catching the governor at the airport, the state has the prove it needs to run the sory. >> immediately, it was kind of a case of, we want to get this in our paper before anybody else does. >> the day before the e-mails are released, governor sanford
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calls a press conference to try to get ahead of the story. >> i have been unfaithful to my wife. i developed a relationship with a dear friend from argentina. >> with that, governor mark sanford faced a wall of cameras and reporters. >> it was a total circus. >> i was going bananas. i remember shouting at the television. you can't believe it's happening. >> we have seen politicians have press conferences to admit affairs before. i have never seen one like this. we had very pointed questions about was there public money at use, but he told us information we didn't want to know. >> it began very innocently, as i suspect many of these things do. but here, recently, over the last year, developed into something much more than that. >> it was a very intense and awkward kind of experience for those of us who were sitting there watching. >> all i can say is that i apologize. >> he proceeds to do this long,
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introspective press conference. remember him calling out to his friends in the back of the room. thank you so much for being here. he'svy emotional. >> i hurt her. i hurt you all. i hurt my wife. i hurt my boys. >> the amazing thing about that news conference is how long it went on. i kept thinking to myself, when is he going to stop? >> if you're in a situation like that, stand up there with the wife looking down at her shoes. you apologize to the world from this prepared statement that you're sorry you disappointed people. you're never going to do it again. you don't take questions and you walk offstage, and he didn't do any of those things. >> you know, it was more than 20 minutes, i think, the press conference before joe sawyer grabbed him and pulled him away from the podiupodium. >> it's still the single best piece of political theater i have ever witnessed. >> we published the e-mails in the state newspaper on this, june 25th. >> we begin with a political
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bombshell. personal e-mails between the governor and his girlfriend were released on the front page. some of them read like a harlequin romance novel. >> one of the most shocking things we learned about mark sanford is the guy was a really kind of sappy romantic. >> my heart cries out for you. your voice, your body, the touch of your lips. >> i actually kind of felt a little bad for the guy because nobody's love letters sound great when you're reading them in public. >> sanford says he's trying to reconcile with his wife, and she says he has earned a chance to try to resurrect their marriage. if he shows what she called a true spears of humility and repentance. >> sanford's weepy press conference becomes the butt of many a late night talk show joke. comics guess what might be able to push him off the page. >> the king of pop is dead. >> at the apollo theater where jackson first performed with his brothers back in 1969, fans poured into the streets. >> was michael jackson
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essentially the poster child for it doesn't matter what you say about me as long as you spell my name right? because there was an enormous amount of negativity surrounding what did or did not happen at neverland. >> jackson also turned a california ranch into a child's fantasy, but in 1993, a 13-year-old boy claimed that jackson had molested him. the case was settled, with jackson never admitting any guilt. >> no matter what you thought of him personally, and he certainly appeared to have demons. but regardless of who he was behind closed doors, there was no debating who he was in the public. >> he's such a -- the best entertainer that i know. >> people wanted a piece of michael jackson. so they're downloading the videos and the music, and the internet simply couldn't handle it. i think twitter crashed. >> governor sanford will return to the capitol here today for a
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i'm todd piro with breaking news. a powerful earthquake struck central and southern italy leaving thousands homeless. the magnitude 6.6 quake brought down buildings and caused injuries, but there are no immediate reports of any deaths. >> and for senate democrats have sent a letter to james comey demanding more details about hillary clinton's e-mail investigation. now, back to "in other news." this is nothing more than a national energy tax that will literally cost millions of american jobs. >> some of the protests over the
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last three days in iran, this has become one of the most, if not the single most, iconic moment of this uprising. >> i'm still numb and stunned at the reports that michael has died. >> in the wake of michael jackson's death, al sharpton holds a press conference in front of the apollo theater. >> michael loved the apollo. i felt that was the place to make a statement. i got to the apollo, by then, all of the press was there, and drove the people just started coming. i had known michael for 30 years. we had done work together in civil rights. >> he learned how to sing and dance and be creative against his worst critics. >> i think the media was at first shocked at michael's passing. and i think that there was the battle between how they were going to handle all of the
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tabloid depictions of wacko jacko, and the depth and gravity of what this man really was. >> he was a historic figure that people will measure music and the industry by. >> a short time later on the west coast, jermaine jackson addresses the crowd at the hospital. >> my brother, the legendary king of pop, michael jackson, passed away on thursday, june 25th, 2009, at 2:26 p.m. >> when jermaine made the announcement, it was shocking. you have this hope that michael, it's a prank, a joke. he's going to be fine. he's going to moonwalk out of the hospital and say welcome to the greatest illusion of all times. and to hear his brother make that statement, it was heartwrenching, crushing, it was final. >> amid all of the spontaneous tributes, questions surrounding jackson's death began to emerge. >> we're going to go right now
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to kim. she's just outside the jackson home. >> so i was assigned to cover his home, even though he was no longer there and that huge scene was really now at the hospital. the station wanted me to stay there was that's where the lapd was. >> within the past hour, we have seen several robbery/homicide detectives going into the home that michael jackson has been renting. he said do not read anything into this, the fact that we're here. robbery/homicide routinely investigates murders -- i apologi apologize. did not mean to say murder. routinely investigate deaths that do not occur at a hospital. >> this michael jackson news follows the sad news we received earlier today, what was going to be a major story on this broadcast tonight, as it is, that actress and icon farrah fawcett died this morning. >> farrah fawcett, wet thought of. courageous, a lot of talented,
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beautiful, all these things, but was she given the degree of remembrance she would have been given if she died on another day? she was not. >> while details on jackson's deaths are scarce, farrah fawcett's end is as well documented as her life. >> she never wondered why me and not someone else. she just always knew that this is what she had to do. and in fact, that's why she took up a camera and said i'm going to make a documentary about this. >> so you weren't going to be happy until you got my hair, were you? >> i told you, we just had to get the hair. >> i have seen a lot of people fight battles and they're all heroic in their own way, but this woman, farrah fawcett, she was like no other warrior. >> her longtime companion, actor ryan o'neal was by her side when she died. her son redmond didn't get to say good-bye in person. >> i remember going home that
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night and feeling badly for farrah fawcett and her family that she did not get proper remembrance or recognition on that day because another big star had died the same day. >> as a new day dawns on june 26th and the nation continues to mourn the death of michael jackson, in washington, d.c., an important legislative battle barely registered with the public. >> the house expected to vote today on landmark climate change legislation. one of its aims, create a cap and trade system to cut greenhouse gas emissions, but will it help save the planet or kill business competition and raise energy costs for everyone. >> the corner of the bill was the cap and trade provision. >> you have caps on emissions of greenhouse gases and then you allow businesses to spend money to emit more and then it can be a trade in the alounlss. so that's the trade part of cap and trade. the whole idea is instead of just banning it outright, you're
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deinvising. >> is this an engine for economic growth, or a tax that kill cripple the economy. >> our shows all day were still doing significant coverage of this bill as it was working it way through the house. >> every time we put our pump to our gas tank, we are helping the tyrants in iran and in saudi arabia to export their terrorism. why do we keep doing it? >> if you look at this box hire, it says to china from the u.s. congress. that's what's inside of it, u.s. jobs. >> there was a lot of drama and arm twisting about whether or not it was going to get through. >> in the words of another californians, a distinguished former first lady, nancy reagan, just say no. >> this transformation, his contributions to american pop culture. >> sometimes there are stories that are so big, we go into what we call rolling coverage. i remember nightly news that
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night was a little seat of the pants. i was doing some reporting and we were kind of reflecting on his impact. >> i remember being a 10-year-old kid watching this 10-year-old kid on tv one night and it would become this overnight sensation and i would continue to watch his career blossom. >> michael jackson has died -- >> one of those things, the more you talk about it, the more you realize how big this impact was. i don't know to this day i didn't meet anyone who didn't like his music. >> eyes are glued to the wall to wall coverage of all stories michael jackson. >> michael jackson. >> you talked about it publicly, ability him possibly overmedicating. >> the autopsy on michael jackson's body expected to bow performed later on today. it's expected to also include a toxicology study so it could be some time before we know for sure. every day is a gift espeally foreople with heart flure. today there's wientresto-flure. a breakthrouou medicine thatan help make mor
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i'm stunned at the reports that michael has died. >> this is equivalent to elvis passing away. >> south carolina's governor mark sanford admits to an extramarital affair. >> some are calling for his resignation. >> of course, michael jackson was not just an american superstar. he was beloved by fans all around the world. >> the death of michael jackson seems to overshadow everything. >> news of his death is dominating the headline s both here in england and around the world. >> hugo chavez called it lamentable news though he criticized the media for given it so much attention. >> there's always interest in someone that is that high profile. >> now his fans will have to make due with the music he leaves behind. >> in south carolina, the sanford scandal creates its own media storm. >> governor sanford will return to the capitol here today for a
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cabinet meeting, insisting he has no plans to step down. >> governor mark sanford had to squeeze past a huge throng of state and national members. >> that was probably the most attended cabinet meeting. generally, those things are pretty dull, but that was significant because this was the governor trying to establish that he was getting back to work. >> the governor began with more apologies. >> i have never seen a human being who was more focused on the idea of contrition than mark sanford. >> in as much as i had not yet had a chance to apologize to you all personally, i wanted to do so. >> he apologized again and again and again. >> what i find interesting is the story of david and the way in which he fell mightily. >> what sanford was able to successfully do was use the christian angle to his benefit. >> fell in very, very significant ways. but then picked up the pieces and built from there. >> his point of this was to sort of bring up these christian
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notions of sin and redemption. >> it really began with first of all the larger quest that i think are well expressed in the book of psalms on the notion of humility. >> king david cheated on his wife and eventually was forgiven by god and allowed to ascend to power again. i talked to a lot of religious conservative people about his use of the king david paraable, and many were offended by it because he didn't -- to them, he didn't ever seem contrite. >> sanford's exit from the conference room and stroll to his office turned into a media frenzy. >> guys, come on. >> seriously. >> guys, back up. let the governor talk. >> several calls for your resignation. >> i wouldn't say anything definitive at this point. i say my hunch at a variety of different levels would be to
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continue on. >> most people thought he was going to end his governorship. it didn't. >> sanford's political woes get less attention than they might have. because of the ongoing coverage of michael jackson's death. as the l.a. county's coroner conducts an autopsy, tributes give way to speculation of drug use and questions of child custody. >> what's going to be left for his children? >> this will be interesting because first of all, no one can find a will. nobody knows what lawyer has it. >> the moment of michael's death brought out sort of everything you're going to see in media. some people chose then and continue to choose to fixate on, you know, the tragedy around the death. >> tell us the last time that you saw michael and how he seemed to you physically at that point. >> looked like he had been beaten up physically and mentally. very frail. >> the reason why he took these medications. and i think that anyone who is
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in that condition has a tough time gauging and measuring how much is too much. and it was my concern that he was doing too much. and i feared this day, and here we are facing it. >> we're going to be talking about michael jackson's death, of course, just as the hollywood community was absorbing the death of farrah fawcett who lost her long and public battle with cancer on thursday. two icons who defined their times, gone in one day. we will honor their legacies this morning. >> she didn't go out as the girl on charlie's angels. she didn't go out in a red bathing suit. she went out as a real person. >> cancer is my own private war. >> for the past three years, videotaping her fight in an extraordinarily intimate documentary. >> farrah fawcett didn't hide the fact she was dying of anal cancer. she started a foundation before she died to deal, to sort of
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publicize this kind of cancer. >> she was pretty shocked to learn about how few treatments were available and how little research had been done in this arena. there's now a vaccine that can vaccinate you against the nine most common strains of hpv that cause cancer. >> hpv can cause cervical cancer, but it can also cause throat cancer and anal cancer, which kill a lot more people think you would think. >> since farrah fawcett's death, the founidate she started has given $1.3 million to fund hpv-related cancer research. the house set to vote on that climate bill today. the legislation expected to create some huge challenges to energy companies. >> the worst scenarios in climate change, if we don't do anything now, you could see a lot of florida disappear,
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michael jackson, dead at the age of 50. >> actress farrah fawcett has died after her three-year battle with cancer. >> i have been unfalthful to my wife. >> the big question is whether
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mark sanford can still remain as governor of south carolina. >> in the weeks following michael jackson's passing, the controversy around his death only intensifies. >> the determination by the coroner is it's an acute overdose of propofol. >> the end of michael jackson's death was just the beginning of a legal battle and a logistical and custody challenge that continued today and is going on as we speak tonight. >> as the days rolled on, it became a media firestorm within itself. >> eight months after jackson's death, his personal physician will be charged with involuntary manslaughter. >> the verdict is in in the trial of dr. conrad murray. >> we, the jury in the above entitled action, find the defendant conrad robert murray, guilty of the crime of involuntary manslaughter. >> propofol was used and
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administered to michael jackson and everybody who was brought to bear in the trial said this has just been a serious breach of medical ethics. >> one thing i think was really interesting and a question not answered on that day. did he still have it. did he still possess the gifts that made him so internationally famous? and the footage, the rehearsal fo footage to me conclusively proves, oh, my gosh, he totally had it. he still had it, which is remarkable and makes his death even sadder. >> this is it, i mean, this is really it. this is the final -- this is the final curtain call. >> the bill is passed. >> the passage of the climate change bill is a fleeting victory for environmentalists in a struggle that would only intensify with every year. >> environmentalists won a
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landmark policy victory, but it got overshadowed in the grand scheme of things by the horrendous news about the death of michael jackson. >> bill passed the house of representatives. it then went to the senate where it never reached a vote. >> the fact that americans can pass a climate change bill, even a small climate change bill, is going to be remembered by future generations as i think our moral failure of our generation. we already have scientific consensus that climate change is real. the fact of the matter is climate change is already happening. the effects are already causing conflict around the world or causing shortages of water. it's causing crop problems. it's just going to get worse. >> by the time it formally failed, i think we knew it would happen. we were obviously very, very disappointed. we didn't go out. everyone went out and worked harder. >> six years later, europeans are leading the way in climate change preventative measures.
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>> in december 2015, 195 countries met in paris to enter into an agreement in over 185 of those countries committed to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions significantly and agreed to a long-term goal of zero net emissions of fossil fuels from carbon. a very significant agreement and gives the world a structure in which they can address climate change. >> i have been unfaithful to my wife. >> his career is not a concern of mine. i'm worried about my family. >> governor mark sanford's international affair led to personal consequences and political reshuffling. >> jane sanford said later in an interview when she saw the e-mails printed, that's when she knew she had to divorce mark. that's hard thing to know that you have to deal with. >> his wife left him and then he
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went ahead and ran for his old seat in the house of representatives. in a special election, and won, which is where he is today. >> just like that, he went from someone who everyone thought would run for president in 2012 without question and someone who would have been in the top tier to run for president, to someone who, you know, became a laughing stock. >> would the same kind of effect occur today in the political arena that we have right now? where nobody can figure out how we got to this point? >> if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. although the second amendment people, maybe there is. i don't know. >> donald trump has certainly kind of rewritten the playbook when it comes to uz using twitter feeds in order to expound on things in an instantaneous basis. >> the rules of news coverage continue to be rewritten thanks to the power of another nascent force on june 25th, social
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media. >> social media was no longer in the hands of just people in western countries. it was everywhere. and in some cases like iran, it was their end around to the rest of the world, to get around the government kenlsers. >> even as internet and cell phone networks continue to be disruptive inside iran, you can still share videos and images device to device using bl bluetooth. >> in 2011, facebook and twitter allowed egyptian proteszers to connect to each other and the outside world. >> we don't want to change players. we want to change all the rules of the game. >> americans paid a lot more attention to the protests across the middle east, iranian protests and other arab spring protests more than i think they usually do. >> i'm from virginia, from the united states. i came here so i could be with the people. >> we all forget how quickly this digital and social media revolution has come along and
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how it's advanced in only a few years. >> i know that when i found out osama bin laden died, i found it out on twitter. >> michael jackson. >> michael jackson. >> michael jackson has died. >> perhaps there's something slightly heartless about covering this event. people started focusing, piveded to michael jackson, and never even looked back to farrah fawcett. for the most part, i don't think that the public would say to anyone who is making that call in a control room, you got it wrong. >> june 25th, 2009, we saw how fast the news cycle can move. at one moment, where we're still talking about this horrible killing captured on tape of a young woman in iran. then it's farrah fawcett has died. no bigger story right now at that moment. >> farrah fosed has died. >> then michael jackson dies. there's no bigger story. >> we have been watching him since 10 or 12 years old. >> does it mean we have short
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attention spans? i don't know. >> michael jackson has died. >> south carolina governor mark sanford. >> i think we have all become accustomed now that there's always a big story on the heels of the one before it. october surprise. let's play "hardball." >> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. we begin with the breaking news some are calling an october surprise. the fbi is now reviewing new recently uncovered e-mails related to hillary clinton's private e-mail server. in a letter sent to the senate judiciary committee, fbi director james comey said in connection with an unrelated case, the fbi has learned of the existence of e-mails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation. i greed with the fbi should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators


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