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when you're one of the first 50 callers to register right now, you can win a check for $5,000, signed by armando himself, when you register and attend his free live event. learn about armando's techniques live and in person. admission is free, so seating is extremely limited. so make your reservation and gain the knowledge you need to be successful today. >> you've seen our students. they're telling you, if you're single or if you're married -- that no matter who you are, they believe you can go do it. some of them are telling them, "get out of your sofa! bang! go out there and take action." but, really, this is up to you. is it your time to go out there and change your life? are you ready to go out there and do what successful people do? and that's go out there and take control of their lives, to learn a system and to be educated. the way you're gonna learn about my system is to call that number right there at the bottom of the screen. call the 1-800 number, because if you've ever wanted to have total control of your life, if you've ever wanted to have real financial freedom, then real estate has done that for
me, and i believe that it can do it for you, as well. now, mary, you went out there, and you followed the system. >> yes, i did. >> and you've made real money in today's real-estate marketplace? >> yes. >> can you tell us how much money you've made? >> $42,000 cash in my pocket, with no money out of my pocket. >> $42,000 cash money in her pocket without putting any money out of her pocket. >> this is the real deal. we had a great time. it's been a blast. we've learned so much from the techniques. it's been wonderful. team armando. >> we started doing armando's program, we did our first house, and we earned $43,000. we did our second house, and we got $33,000, and we did it all in less than 90 days. >> all of it was for our retirement. thank you, armando. it was great. we can't thank you enough for changing our lives. >> announcer: armando montelongo, star of a&e's hit tv show "flip this house," and inc. 500's number-one educational company in the country, is bringing his "armando live" event series to
your area this week. this is a rare opportunity to learn about armando's millionaire real-estate strategies that made him a household name. and you can do this by taking action now. seating is first come, first serve, and seats fill fast. >> you've seen the success stories. you've seen people right in your own backyard going out there and doing real estate in today's real-estate marketplace. now it's time for you to go out there and take action. it's time for you to take your piece of the world. it's time for you to go out there and change your family's legacy. so, we're here with sandra. sandra, how are you? >> i'm doing well, thank you. >> great. and sandra picked up the phone, called the 1-800 number, and registered for the live event. now, before going to the live event, you had some real-estate experience, correct? >> i did. yes. >> and what kind of real-estate experience did you have? >> i did traditional real estate. >> like, being an investor, a realtor? >> a realtor. i had done a couple flips. >> you had done a couple flips. and in your past real-estate experience of going out there and being a realtor or doing a couple flips, was it anything like you experienced by learning my system? >> absolutely not. [ chuckles ]
until i attended the live event -- is where i learned all the tools that i now implement in my business. >> tools like knowing how to go out there and find the deals, knowing how to fund the deals, knowing how to go out there and do real estate with your money or your credit and without your money or your credit. imagine going out there and making big money in real estate without using your money or your credit. now, we're standing in front of a house that you went out there and flipped. is that correct? >> that's correct. >> and you've done a number of deals? >> i have. >> can you just give us an example of one of the deals you've done? >> yeah. i made $24,000 under four months on one of my deals. >> $24,000 in under four months. if you're sitting on your couch going, "why am i not making $24,000 in under four months?" it's because you haven't gone and called the 1-800 number at the bottom of your screen. so, you got to go pick up the phone right now, call that 1-800 number, register for the live event so that you can go out there and make big money like sandra did by following my system now. >> after learning armando's techniques, me and a partner did a deal together where we made over $33,000 in less than 60 days. >> made over $45k, thanks to
it's been a life-changing experience. i value the education that armando has provided me more than my college education. we continue to make money with this education, acquiring properties in different cities. the experience has just been -- how else to say it? -- life-changing. >> announcer: armando montelongo, star of a&e's hit tv show "flip this house," and inc. 500's number-one educational company in the country, is bringing his "armando live" event series to your area this week. this is a rare opportunity to learn about armando's millionaire real-estate strategies that made him a household name. armando's team will take you by the hand and show you that you can eliminate debt and create cash now so you and your family can benefit from today's foreclosure market. at armando's free live event, you will learn about how you can help others out of foreclosure while making huge sums of cash in the new york and new jersey areas. now is the time to buy, renovate, and sell real estate with or without your money or your credit.
you can do this in your marketplace now. you can get pre-foreclosures and foreclosures the way armando does. armando believes this is a phenomenal time in history to invest in real estate, and you can do this by taking action now. when you register now, you will receive two tickets for you and a guest to attend armando's live event. at the event, you'll get access to armando's best-selling book "flip and grow rich," armando's "flip for success fast cash" video program, armando's "real estate 2015" audio series, armando's "how to assess properties" audio series, and armando's "negotiate it now" program. this $500 package is yours free when you register now and attend armando's free live event. that's not all! when you're one of the first 50 callers to register right now, you can win a check for $5,000, signed by armando himself, when you register and attend his free live event. learn about armando's techniques
live and in person. admission is free, so seating is extremely limited. so make your reservation and gain the knowledge you need to be successful today. >> check out these students of average. they called the 1-800 number right at the bottom of the screen, and they made money by following my system to a "t." you can make big money in the new york and new jersey areas. and it all starts by picking up the phone and calling now. >> armando's tv commercial came on. i picked up the phone. i called and reserved our seats. and after learning armando's system and techniques, on our first flip with partners, zero money out of our own pocket, we profited over $13,000. on our second deal, we profited over $21,000 with zero money out of our own pocket. so from my family to yours, thank you very much for changing our lives forever. >> announcer: armando believes right now is a phenomenal time to make money in real estate.
your screen and register for the free live event coming to your area this week. >> so, here's another house that's been flipped in today's real-estate marketplace by people who went out there and followed my system. this can be done, and it can be done in your backyard. through my system, we can teach you that you can find the money and you can find the deals that are smoking-hot out there. if you have money or if you have no money, if you have credit or no credit, you can do this. but it all starts by learning that i have a system, and you can only go out there and do this if you call the phone number right now and register for my live event. >> what he can do for you and what he's done for myself and that i can pass on to my family is a legacy that i'll have forever. >> i have been a practicing real-estate attorney in florida for the past 25 years, and, being an attorney, i have a pretty analytical mind. so, my daughter first brought this program to my attention, and, of course, i analyzed the heck out of it and kind of had crossed my arms in front of my chest, "no, i don't think that i need to do that.
i know everything there is to know about real estate, because i'm a real-estate attorney." so, i agreed to come to the seminar this weekend, and i have got to tell you guys that it changed my life. >> and if you are ready to tap into one of the greatest sources of wealth in american history, then real estate is the marketplace for you. but you have to act right now. the real-estate market is hot. you've seen people make big money. and isn't it your time? if you've ever had that itching where you just want to make money in real estate, where you know you can be more and do more and have more if you had the right system, mentor, and opportunity, then i believe right now is your time to get into the real-estate market. but seating is limited at my free live event, so you have to pick up the phone and call the 1-800 number right now at the bottom of your screen. >> after attending one of armando's seminars, started making offers, got into a property, made $35,000 net profit. key to key was 38 days.
it was sold 38 days later, $35,000. >> and because of armando's systems and strategies, with my partners, i've been able to make a profit of $40,000. >> after learning from armando's techniques and teachings, we went ahead and bought our first property, and we made a little bit over $40,000. thank you, thank you very much from the bottom of our hearts. >> after learning armando's techniques, we were able to close on our first property, and we earned over $50,000 with a partner on our first deal. >> so, after using armando's system and techniques, we were able to go out there and purchase 10 flip properties. we were able to put $57,000 into our pocket. not only that, we were able to go out there and get 20 cash-flow properties, which gives us a steady monthly income. and we couldn't have done this without using armando's system and techniques. armando, thank you for everything you've done for us, man. you are awesome. >> and after implementing his systems and techniques, i was able to purchase and completely flip four properties for
approximately over a net profit of $105,000. >> imagine what it would be like to be able to go out there and change your family's legacy right now. if you've ever wanted to learn how to go out there and flip houses for big profits or learn how to accumulate rental properties for massive, long-term generational wealth and cash flow, i believe this is one of the greatest times in american history to go do this. but you need a system. you need a step-by-step, chronological order, abcs of real estate system to do this. this isn't get rich quick, folks. this is learning how to make big money through a proven, methodical system. you have one of two choices. you can sit on your couch and do nothing, and somebody else will go out there and take your seat. or you can go and call that 1-800 number at the bottom of your screen. pick up the phone and dial it right now, and reserve your seat. the choice is yours. you can sit on the sidelines and do nothing, or you can make big money by calling that phone number right now.
montelongo, star of a&e's hit tv show "flip this house," and inc. 500's number-one educational company in the country, is bringing his "armando live" event series to your area this week. this is a rare opportunity to learn about armando's millionaire real-estate strategies that made him a household name. armando's team will take you by the hand and show you that you can eliminate debt and create cash now so you and your family can benefit from today's foreclosure market. at armando's free live event, you will learn about how you can help others out of foreclosure while making huge sums of cash in the new york and new jersey areas. now is the time to buy, renovate, and sell real estate with or without your money or your credit. you can do this in your marketplace now. you can get pre-foreclosures and foreclosures the way armando does. armando believes this is a phenomenal time in history to invest in real estate, and you can do this by taking action now. when you register now, you will
a guest to attend armando's live event. at the event, you'll get access to armando's best-selling book "flip and grow rich," armando's "flip for success fast cash" video program, armando's "real estate 2015" audio series, armando's "how to assess properties" audio series, and armando's "negotiate it now" program. this $500 package is yours free when you register now and attend armando's free live event. that's not all! when you're one of the first 50 callers to register right now, you can win a check for $5,000, signed by armando himself, when you register and attend his free live event. learn about armando's techniques live and in person. admission is free, so seating is extremely limited. so make your reservation and gain the knowledge you need to be successful today.
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announcement means couples can now have two children, reversing a three-decade-old policy designed to limit a booming population. promoted via propaganda posters, the communist government claimed its one child policy prevented 400 million births and lifted many out of poverty. but the policy was unpopular, and enforcement could be draconian, including forced abortions. with only one child, many couples chose to abort female fetuses. today, there are 33 million more men than women. china finally changed its policy as it faces a shortage of workers in an aging population. but we found even with the rule change, the dream of a second child is not universal. have you always wanted to have a second child as much as her? i'm not wedded to the idea her husband told us, because it
brings so much financial pressure. the cost of supporting and educating one child could still trump having a second. seth doane, cbs news, taipei. >> by the way, china is about the same size as the continental u.s., but it has 1 billion more people. monster wave season started this week in portugal, and the best surfers in the world are hitching an amazing ride. they've had only 60 footers, which are tremendous, but they're hoping for 100 footers. monsters of another kind make this is the scariest time of the year.
that story is next. finally tonight, have you noticed? halloween is challenging christmas in the home decoration competition. mireya villarreal got a look at the haunts on morris avenue in the shadows of hollywood. >> reporter: what appears to be an amusement park is actually rick poluzzi's front yard. >> i want a lot of spectacles. >> reporter: every night in the ten days leading up to halloween, 4,000 to 6,000 visitors stream into this normally quiet neighborhood to experience halloween is it scary? >> no, it's just really cool. >> reporter: the idea of a fright-free halloween began when
he took his young daughters to their first haunted house. it didn't go well. they ran out screaming? >> right. >> reporter: not happy? >> no, not at all. >> reporter: a former animation producer for "the simpsons" tv show, decided he could build something better. how much is your allowance for this? >> usually between $10,000 and $12,000 each year. >> reporter: and it also cost him time. he starts putting up pumpkins in july. do you think there's a point where your wife and children will be like, enough? >> yeah, they did that ten years ago. >> reporter: with his daughters now all grown up, he insists every year will be his last. >> isn't that the coolest? >> reporter: but moments like this always pull him back. >> good job. some have introduced their kids to us now, little babies. that makes them feel terribly old. >> reporter: still, he's not ready to give up the ghost any time soon.
york city, i'm scott pelley. this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the "overnight news." there is fresh outrage directed at former subway restaurant spokesman jared fogle. he made millions as the face of the fast food chain, but is now awaiting sent tensing on child sex charges. prosecutors obtained audio recordings of him chatting with a woman in florida chatting about his sexual encounters with women. some of it is hard to listen to. >> reporter: fogle pleaded guilty to child pornography in august and agreed to pay $1.4 million in restitution to 14 victims. these recordings formed part of the evidence collected by investigators but they're only surfacing now. i want to warn you, viewers may find the content disturbing. in the audio recordings being heard publicly for the first
sexual interest in children. >> reporter: the woman talking with fogle is a former radio host who interviewed fogle and became suspicious when she overheard him say he found middle schoolgirls attractive. she told dr. phil mcgraw she began providing secret recordings to the fbi. >> how did you feel when he said those things? >> disgusting. i felt like i was so dirty. my soul was dirty. >> he talks about how to groom a family. he talks about how to groom the
he talks about all the things he does, the tricks of his trade. he just basically gives you the playbook of an evil monster. >> hi, i'm jared the subway guy. >> reporter: he became a household name as a pitchman for subway. and he used his fame to establish a foundation promoting healthy lifestyles among children. in august, fogle pleaded guilty to one count of distributing and receiving child pornography and one count of crossing state lines to engage in illicit sex with minors. subway cut ties following his arrest. in september, the chain said herman wallren made a complaint about fogle in 2011 but it was mishandled. after amassing five years worth of recordings, herman finally
children. >> she had to leave her kids, her family, go off somewhere and do this, come back, terribly upset for hours afterwards. and it took a lot of time away from her family. and changed who she was. that was a very painful thing for her. >> reporter: dr. phil is devoting two episodes to the audio recordings. one airing today and another on friday. fogle is facing 5 to 12 years in prison. and up to $500,000 in fines. his attorney declined to comment. subway told cbs this morning that they have not heard the tapes. the company said they felt duped and betrayed by fogle and their sympathies go out the victims. the american cancer society's new guidelines for breast cancer screening has sparked a firestorm of controversy. the society wants women to start screening later.
and do so less often. three cancer doctors wrote an op-ed in "the new york times" blasting the changes. michelle miller has the latest on the mammogram debates. >> reporter the american cancer society says it came up with the recommendations after reviewing the best medical evidence available and weighing the benefits and harms of mammograms. but more than 200,000 new cases of breast cancer expected this year, the doctors who wrote the editorial say early detection is key. >> if your number one goal is reducing deaths, mammograms starting at age 40 makes sense. >> reporter: as top specialists in the battle against breast cancer, these doctors say they can't back the american cancer society's latest screening guidelines. what don't you agree with? >> the problem with these guidelines is that they're confusing to the very women that should benefit from mammograms.
their concerns in "the new york times" saying we no longer wish to be involved with the cancer society. the new recommendation suggests women with an average risk start yearly mammograms at age 45 instead of 40. at 55, they can switch to every two years. but they add women can start screening at age 40 if they wish. >> our goal is to empower people to make that informed decision. >> reporter: this doctor chaired the panel that created the new guidelines. >> as a woman ages, the breast tissue tends to get less dense and makes reading easier. >> i've had the privilege of finding early cancers by screening women in their 40s and these guidelines are a setback to protecting the health of these women. >> reporter: critics worry it could lead insurance companies to limit coverage. >> the question is, will we be covered to be screened? will insurance companies jump on
these guidelines and then say, sorry, no reimbursement? >> the american cancer society continues to be one of the strongest voices for continuing insurance for women age 40 and older. >> reporter: why push it back to 45 from 40 if you left the door open for it to be insured? >> at 45, there is no question how common breast cancer is, the ability of mammograms to save lives. between 40 and 44, breast cancer >> reporter: in the hundreds of responses the op-ed received online, there was strong reaction on both sides. one reader wrote, what if the one saved woman is you. eight years ago it was me. or your sister or your daughter? still willing to play the odds? another said, personal experiences of the few should not drive medical policies for the majority. >> we desperately need resources for better technologies. >> reporter: dr. david aga said
to get a mammogram but how to better detect breast cancer. >> we want to be told what to do, but there isn't enough data to tell every woman in the country what to do between the ages of 40 and 45. so that decision is between the woman, her family and doctor to make the right decision for them. >> reporter: adding to all the confusion, yet another new study is raising questions about the value of mammograms. the report in "the new england journal of medicine" found despite women getting mammograms for decades, the testing hasn't cut the rate of detecting breast
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round three of the republican presidential debates is in the book. it was a raw cause affair. the consensus is, florida senator marco rubio came out on top. rubio sat down for a chat with charlie, gale and norah. but first, major garrett has a look at the gop political slugfest. >> reporter: the rnc chairman reince priebus also said cnbc ought to be ashame. more on that a minute. the debate did tackle big issues. entitlement spending, tax reform and the national debt. but overall the old saying applies. there was more heat than light. it was hard to focus through the noise. but some moments in this debate broke through. >> senator, you're not
interested in an answer. [ overlapping speakers ] >> reporter: like this exchange between jeb bush and marco rubio over votes that rubio has missed while campaigning. >> literally the senate, what is it like a french workweek, you get three days where you have to show up? you can campaign. or just resign and let someone else take the job. >> reporter: rubio implied bush was a hypocrite war not criticizing other vote-missing senators who have run for president. >> the only reason you're doing it now is because we're running for the same position and someone convinced you attacking me to help you. >> reporter: ben carson and donald trump both took fire from john kasich for policy proposals he called unrealistic. >> you don't make promises like this. why not give a chicken in every pot while you're coming one these fantasy tax schemes. >> he was such a nice guy and said i'm never going to attack. then his poll numbers tanked, that's why he's on the end. [ applause ] and he got nasty. >> reporter: carly fiorina had to defend her tumultuous tenure
that included tens of thousands of layoffs. >> yes, i was fired over a there are politics in the board room, as wel. >> reporter: ted cruise detected a pattern in the debate questions. and if you look at the questions, donald trump, are you a comic book villain? ben carson, can you do math? john kasich, will you insult two people over here? the questions that are being asked shouldn't be trying to get people to tear into each other. >> reporter: and when the issue of government regulation of fantasy football surfaced, new jersey chris christie called time-out. >> we have $19 trillion in debt. we have people out of work. we have isis and al qaeda attacking us. and we're talking about fantasy football? [ applause ] >> reporter: after the debate, carson joined republicans in calling the media biased. >> in terms of the kinds of softball questions that the democrats get, and the kind of tough questions that republicans get, i don't mind tough questions.
big difference. >> reporter: the post debate consensus, marco rubio and ted cruz did well and jeb bush struggled. donald trump told us he was certain he won. as for the way it kuked -- conducted the debate, cnbc released a statement saying people that want to be president of the united states should be able to answer tough questions. >> thanks, major. florida senator marco rubio is with us from colorado. senator, good morning. >> good morning. >> what do you think you achieved last night? some are saying this may have been a moment for you. >> well, you covered this long enough to know. it's one debate of many. we have another one in 12 or 14 days. so we're looking forward to that. every one of these is an opportunity to introduce ourselves to people that have never heard about us or know little about why we're running for president. >> senator, were you surprised that jeb bush attacked your attendance record? one of your local newspapers is also raising it as an issue. is it a fair question? >> look, my campaign is not
about attacking anybody else. my campaign is about who i am and what's important for our country and the future of america that's what i am going to continue to focus on and won't change my feelings. i'm not running against them, i'm running for president. >> did you make that attack personal against jeb bush? he was once your mentor. >> again, i have great regard for him. i said that last night on the debate stage. every candidate should run on who they are and what they'll do if they become president and let the republican voters decide who the nominee should be. if there are policy differences, we should discuss those differences. i've never personally attacked anybody in this race and i'm not going to start now. >> well, you called hillary clinton a liar, senator. you called hillary clinton a liar. clinton lied about benghazi, there's no doubt about that, charlie. there are e-mails which she was talking to her family telling them there was an attack on that
consulate due to a terrorist attack by al qaeda elements and going around the country talking to the families of the victims and to the american people and saying no, no, this is because of some video that someone produced. >> senator, you know the cia was changing its own assessment of what happened there during that time zone. >> that's not accurate. it was clear from the very early moments after that attack that it was not a spontaneous uprising. it was a planned attack, well orchestrated by people that brought arments to that attack that you would never see as part of a spontaneous uprising. what was clear is from the early moments oh of that attack, she knew that it was a terrorist attack, as she shared by e-mail with various people. yet she continued to perpetuate the lie -- >> if you're calling her a liar, by saying she perpetuated a lie, why do you think she did that? what was her motive? >> well, that's very clear why, because they were in the middle of a 2012 re-election which president obama made the claim al qaeda was being defeated --
lied because she wanted to help barac obama in his re-election campaign? that's a serious charge. >> yes. well, it's the truth. that's not only why she did it, that's why everyone in the administration did it. the narrative of their campaign at the time, charlie, was that al qaeda was on the run and had been defeated. that was the narrative. this countered that narrative. they didn't want that out there. that's why they didn't tell the truth about what happened. and the families of those victims deserve better. the american people deserve better. >> are you denying that the cia was sending different information as they assessed it and providing different information to the leaders of our government, that was part of the reason -- >> without violating any -- >> david petraeus -- >> i don't want to violate anything confidential, but i'll tell you this. it was clear from the earliest moments after that attack that everyone on the ground and everyone closest to that attack knew almost instantly that this was an organized effort, not part of a spontaneous uprising.
evidence that it had anything to do with a video produced by some guy out in california. for them to further that narrative and continue to do so well after it was clear that wasn't the case was unacceptable. the american people deserve better, and the families of those victims of benghazi deserve better. >> at one point, senator, it appeared that the candidates seemed to be debating the moderators more than each other. jeb bush this morning said he didn't think it was a fair debate. what is your assessment of the debate last night? >> i was disappointed, because i thought cnbc is a station where they go into deep conversations on a daily basis about economics. i thought last night was a night to talk about what are your plans to reduce the debt, who should the role of the fed be, what about this trade deal we have? these are major economic issues. instead of taking up those questions and pressing the candidates on specifics, we had some of the other questions you had been asked. i thought it was a wasted opportunity and that's what made it unfair, not just to the candidates but the american
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stetson is renowned as the hat that won the west, but that was a long time ago. for the most part, hats have drifted out of style. after 150 years in the hat making business, stetson is working to change its image. jan crawford has the story. >> reporter: on the big screen -- >> looks like we got ourselves a lady's man. >> reporter: john wayne embodied the spirit of the american west. >> i like you, too. >> reporter: but the stetson, synonymous with cowboy culture and country music, is no longer
you just want to sing a little chill song even today's superstars, keith urban and luke bryan perform hatless. that culture shift hit this american icon hard. >> the western lifestyle hat is something we could never, ever do without. >> reporter: before she was named stetson's ceo in 2012, she was a key player in all-american labels ralph lauren and calvin klein. this is a wall of iconic hats. >> or versions thereof. >> reporter: now she's locking to remake a fashionable hit of america's classic hat. >> you're basically trying to make the stetson cool again. >> uh-huh. and i don't think it's a lot of work. i think we're at a place where dress is neither a novelty or a fashion flash in a pan. so there's our opportunity. >> reporter: stetson is finding
that opportunity in places like the festival circuit, where british fans like the vaccines and mumford and son are refining american cool. >> this is the benchmark. oh, cute. >> reporter: born in japan and raised in america, she says she sees stetson with a unique point of view. >> something purely american, which is the american west, the cowboy, the manifest destiny of sort of an endless horizon and anything is possible. >> reporter: haberdasher sean o'tool is seeing an uptick in sales. >> since 2011, every year has been an upswing. >> reporter: where are we today in terms of the status of the hat? >> i think the hat has come back a great deal.
i think it still has a long way to go. the vastmajority of the population is just getting into it. images of times square from the '30s and '40s, it's a sea of hats. >> reporter: stetson's heyday dates back to the turn of the century, when the company had 5,000 employees, the philadelphia factory turning out 2 million hats a year. today, that number is closer to 500,000. most made in garland, texas. but the company is now based on the not so wild west side of manhattan's garment district. where she leads a staff of eight. here, they're marketing the 150-year-old company for a future that also includes emerging markets in europe and asia. >> america is different. it's a one of a kind identity
we're representing here. a plan to honor the memory of martin luther king jr. is on a collision course with history with the shrine to the american confederacy. some people want to build a statue of dr. king on the mountain top there. mark strassman reports. >> reporter: stone mountain is a confederate mt. rushmore, etched into its granite face likenesses of robert e. lee, stonewall jackson and jefferson davis. three heroes of the old south stand 90 feet tall and 190 feet wide. timothy pilgrim is with georgia's sons of confederate veterans. >> this memorial honors the 900,000 confederate soldiers that went off to fight to protect their families, their homes, and country. >> reporter: a georgia state
to dr. martin luther king on top of stone mountain, specifically a freedom bell of racial reconciliation. something dr. king dreamed of in his "i have a dream" speech for this georgia community, among others. >> let freedom ring from stone mountain of georgia. >> reporter: opposition was instant. georgia law mandates this park be maintained as a confederate memorial. >> to put a monument on top of an existing monument is unlawful, disrespectful, and inappropriate. >> reporter: the confederate crowd found unusual allies. the local naacp was also opposed. along with charles steele. >> it's something that was a dark past of our history and needs to be buried in history. >> reporter: steele leads the southern christian conference. you don't want to add to it with a bell, you want to take it away.
>> we want to eradicate it. we want to blast it, we want to paint over it, whatever it takes. that's what we want to do. >> reporter: here's the twist. many surviving members of dr. king's inner circle support installing the bell. one of them is congressman john lewis. >> the mountain belong to the people of the state and to the people of this nation. why not? >> reporter: in his legendary speech, dr. king spoke of, out of the mountain of despair -- >> a stone of hope. >> reporter: stone mountain remains a symbol for both, depending who you talk to. the freedom bell proposal needs one more vote by the state authority board which should happen by the end of the year. georgia's governor has already approved the idea. meanwhile, gale, a confederate flag group of supporters plans to rally again here next month. that's the "overnight news"