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is just divine. will you maintain that? yeah. and more here. and isn't it nice, that's what it looked like this all looked like that and this had got worn with hands and people-- children--hiding things in it. yes. and it's created its own surface. nice thing is, the paint's still there underneath. yes. look at this! oh, isn't that charming! now, does this all come out? this bit? it does. the center part comes out. i think there is a latch. oh, another one of these secret things. absolutely. try that. there we go, yes. ( chuckles ) if you turn this round there's even more behind. don't want them to fall out. oh, my good-- oh, look at those! look at the colors! i don't believe it! oh! oh, look! sweet. i have to get one of these out.
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i know why you were playing with it now. look at that color! i've not seen its like. the people that painted that! sixteen hundred-- amazing. --and ten. yes! this is pine it's all pine. i still think it's scandinavian, i really do. just wonderful! oh, here, here. okay, let's put it back. how very sophisticated. gosh, what a thrill. and now to evaluation. pretty difficult, actually but i think if this were sold in favorable conditions... mm-hmm? certainly £10,000 or £12,000. gosh. but could be much more. normally cigarette cases aren't worth much more than the melt value of the metal.
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but this one which on the outside looks fairly plain and ordinary has an accompanying letter with it which rather intrigues me, especially the address at the top which says "buckingham palace london, s.w. "august 16th, 1919. "my dear cortyon "i never really thanked you properly "when i said good-bye to you on tuesday. "i did so thoroughly enjoy those four months we had together in the air, "and i only wish that we could have gone on with it longer. "i'm sending you a small present "in remembrance of the time, "which i hope you will accept. yours very sincerely albert." now, first of all, what was albert doing in the air? albert was then the duke of york. he was learning to fly and he was being taught by my grandfather, a gentleman called alec coryton. when my grandfather got wind that this was being given to him
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he quickly thought "help! i must give something in return!" so he went back to the aircraft, nicked the control column from it, mounted it on a plinth and put a little inscription at the bottom and presented it to prince albert who was later on of course, king george vi. yes. and the control column i think, is still in the museum at windsor castle. is it really? what a great story. and it's got an inscription inside as well. "in remembrance of four memorable months. "april to july, 1919." which is also the date of manufacture of the case and it's got albert's signature, or george vi's signature as he later became in facsimile there. without the royal connection this cigarette case would be worth £15 to £20. right. very difficult to put a value on, but i would think £400 to £500 maybe? really? something like that. good grief.
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( laughs ) thank you very much indeed. thank you for bringing it along, then. so you're obviously in a choir. tell me about it. yes, i'm a chorister at southwell minster. i enjoy the singing, especially the concerts that we do. and i love the type of music that we sing. how long have been singing for in the choir here? almost four years. oh, a long time. yeah. well, i'm glad you enjoy it. is this a family long-case or is it yours? it was my great-great- grandfather's. he passed it down to my great-grandfather who was a chorister at hereford cathedral. so that went down my dad's side of the family for around four generations to my dad, and he'll soon pass it down to me. aren't you a lucky boy. that sounds fantastic. absolutely typical of the latter part of the 18th century. we're lucky that it has a date of 1790. the dial is lovely. very, very typical of the period, with very pretty spandrels and these little strawberry plants in the dial center.
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and then of course you've got the rather nice rolling calendar and subsidiary seconds just what you'd expect for an 8-day clock of this period. the case, again, very typical provincial, oak with mahogany cross-banding. the base, this bit down here has been reduced possibly, of course, because it stood on a stone floor and it got a bit wet with endless cleaning and that bit rotted off. so it's probably lost three or four inches and that would sort of bring it up to the proper height. a little bit of damage here, i notice. what's happened there? was it you? or not? no. family rumor has it that it was a highwayman who shot the clock through the open hallway door with a blunderbuss apparently so that's how these marks originated. fantastic. that's a bit of fun. gosh, think, it could have been a cannonball and completely destroyed it, but a blunderbuss is actually rather amusing. it's great, and it's lovely this
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has been through the family for all these years. do you have any thoughts on the value of the clock? my dad's uncle once got it valued at the british museum, and he said it was around ten and six. ten shillings and sixpence? so we're going back at least 45 years for that valuation but it would still make between £1,000 and £1500 pounds at auction. so i hope that's been interesting. thank you. not at all. it's a great privilege to be here in the southwell minster with the bishop of southwell in nottingham. and perhaps you could tell me, why wolsey? because he was archbishop of york cardinal archbishop of york, and southwell was the southernmost part of his province and his ecclesiastical kingdom, as it were, at that time. and he was probably the most powerful man in the kingdom after the king himself without a doubt. even perhaps threatening the power of the king himself. and the king thought he abused that power and privilege. and it cost him dearly in the end.
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very dear, indeed. but of course, this is 1910. so this is way way, way after wolsey. so how does this come to be here? well, i speculate on that, really. i know the bishop at the time was sir edmund hoskins the second bishop of southwell. did it come soon after it was painted? was it acquired by a benefactor? i don't know. well, it's part of a large mural which says it's in the house of lords. have you seen the panel? yes, indeed i've seen it but it's not actually in the house of lords. it's just off the central lobby. and it's not just, of course cardinal wolsey, it's-- it's part of a much larger sort of historic tableau. and the tableau is all about henry viii and catherine of aragon, with wolsey, the papal legate-- there he is. what happened was in 1907 the house of lords commissioned six or so artists to do these frescos, and frank oliver salisbury to run the commission to do the henry viii and catherine of aragon scene, as it were.
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he based it on shakespeare's henry viii. rather appropriately the costume that our present cardinal is wearing was actually henry irving, the actor's, robes from a stage production of henry viii. it looks like an actor. in fact, many folk who visit us say "what are you doing with a portrait of tony hancock?" (laughs ) it does look terribly like tony hancock. in fact, it isn't tony hancock. he was an architect friend of salisbury's. but it is such a powerful image of a man contemplating the drama of this scene. now, quite how a sketch or a preliminary study ends up here we don't know. we don't. but what's it worth? well, it's really very difficult to say. he did some well known portraits of churchill and so on, and they command a very high price, but this is a historical subject as opposed to a portrait of a great figure. but it's such a great image. i'm quite sure that you would have to pay the best part of £10,000
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to get another one as good as this. and it's a really, really wonderful picture. i must check the insurance policy. i think you should. i've only got to put a hand on there to know that this is a sideboard you use and you love. we do. absolutely. it's a cracking good example of a 1780s period sideboard. absolutely wonderful. which generation of maker is it, then? well, it's the one we would call sheraton. it is sheraton? it is sheraton absolutely on the button. i'm going to step back and we can all see it. but it's got so many good points about it. the rare thing is, of course, it's so shallow. normally, a bow-front sideboard of this size, this length, would be much deeper. this is the best example of the shallow, the subtle. many of them were cut and altered. this one has never been touched since the day it was made. and you can tell by this beautiful
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color. you see how that lovely rich patina at the back, once you strip that, you can never put it back again. so it's that lovely, warm, soft, velvety look. now, the other thing is, there are some little bits of damage which are very important to us, okay? because they can authenticate for us. you see the damage on the foot down here. yes. you see how thick that veneer is if it's at all veneer. now, in the 19th century they started to cut veneer with a pencil sharpener, like a huge machine, for very thin veneer. in the 18th century, you couldn't cut veneer thinner than, by hand, thinner than a 1/16th of an inch which is what that is. spot on. these sideboards developed from three pieces of furniture-- a pedestal to hold bottles ice, or anything cold,
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and another pedestal to hold things warm, with a heater in and a center table. and as people got into smaller dining rooms smaller houses they put the three together and introduced the sideboard. so there are no sideboards like this from 1750-- they didn't exist. hmm. now, i'm going to open... now, this was a cellarette drawer, and you can see the divisions in there. it might well have had a lead lining-- some of them did, for ice-- others didn't. now, there's one thing i haven't told you thus far, and that is that at some time in its life it's been lowered. the feet have lost about four inches. it has had a considerable effect on its current market price. as it is, a sideboard of this quality is worth £6,500. had it got its original feet then it would be treble that. then. hmm.
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you might remember alan middleton from roadshows past our clocks expert, even with a tie to match. exactly. now, you come along today because you live near here? i do, yes, i live a few miles away. and you're at the horological institute? the british horological institute, yes. so tell me about that. it's a training body. we actually train clock and watch makers. but we also have a very large museum and library. which is where this comes from. yes. now, this is the original speaking clock, is it? it's speaking clock #2. there was #1, which i can tell you would take seventeen men to lift to bring in here so we've left that one behind, although we do have it. this is #2. and just to remind people, because you used to dial the phone in days gone past and ring up when you wanted to find out the time. that's right, yes. and then this would say...? it would say "at the third stroke the time will be eleven-fifteen and ten seconds precisely" or whatever the exact time was. but it was a fantastically precise voice, wasn't it?
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yes, that's right. she'd say, "at the third stroke the time will be eleven-fifteen precisely." this is the voice of pat simmons and she was called i believe, "the girl with the golden voice." so what's all this gubbins then? the voice is actually recorded on here this is the magnetic drum. and all this mechanism here is to read the time off here. so there are lots of contacts which set in motion the different parts of her little talk. i see. here it says, "50 seconds, 40 seconds, that's right, yes. 30 seconds." so this is both a clock and a recording device. and a recording. it is, yes. and it was kept accurate to the greenwich time service automatically. there is one other thing i could tell you about this, which is there's a little story attached to it. now, we used to have this running permanently at the museum, and it kept very good time as one would expect, and then i went in one day and i was looking at it and i could hear this knocking noise coming from inside it. it was almost like there was somebody in it trying to get out. and i went over to it and i watched it and as i watched it this motor, which runs it, just shuddered to a halt and the whole thing just stopped dead.
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and i couldn't get it working again. well, okay these things happen; i was gonna repair it. but a few days later i learnt that that was the day the pat simmons had died. so the clock actually did stop the very day she died, and it took a lot of work to get it going again. so it's the old thing about grandfather's clock, isn't it you know, it stops dead when the old man dies, and is just seemed that it did exactly the same thing. so literally knowing when your time is up. how amazing. well, it was bizarre certainly. so this speaking clock died with the voice of its owner. yeah, it did. well, it's like lewis carroll meets the wacky races, isn't it? what do you know about them? very little. i inherited them by my late wife; they came from her grandfather. so you've had them for how long? oh, i've had them for forty years now, i suppose we've had them. they are so funny. they are great. you don't know who made them or anything like that?
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i don't know anything about them at all. we've got two epsoms and we've got a lot of very excited-looking frogs and a bounding rat here, and what does it say on the front? "going to the derby." derby, yep. and then its partner "to london," they're all looking a bit gloomier, more glum, and it's pretty tricky to read but it says, what? "lost, and served them right for betting." you can just make that out along there. let's see. have we got any marks on the bottom? no, there's no marks at all. i just thought they were anti-betting... anti-betting. well, funnily enough the chap who made these specialized in doing large religious plaques, which is actually quite an appropriate place for this guy. if you look on the back of it, there is a little rosette impressed into the clay there, which is the factory mark for the doulton factory-- doulton lambeth. we've also got a date code in here, so we can date them. it's, again, tricky to read they didn't impress it very well i think it's 1887.
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but more importantly there's this strange chinese-looking mark here which has been scratched into the clay. and that's the cipher for a modeler called george tinworth. the doulton factory made all sorts of art pottery, but they employed a lot of artist-potters, but george tinworth, particularly was noted for making these idiosyncratic, fun novelty models like this. he was the only modeler who was allowed to put his mark, incidentally, as part of the decoration on the design. all of the other artists had to put their mark underneath the piece. and i suppose the value today probably about £5,000. yes. that's nice to know. it's quite a lot of money. yeah. i shan't sell them. ( laughs ) we're surrounded by really good quality scale models of military vehicles but they're military vehicles, i have to say, i don't think i've seen before. no. this one in particular i don't think was ever made.
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my father was in transport during the war and he doesn't know of a vehicle that actually carried the gun inside-- they were always towed behind. interesting. now, you said your father was in military transport, so these were his, were they? no, they weren't. longridge, in birmingham was burned down; they had a massive fire either in the late '50s or early '60s. and when they were clearing all the burned rubbish out they came across a cellar, and these were down there. and they asked whoever it was in charge what they were doing with all this stuff down there, and they just said "get rid of it all." and apparently this one chap had these, and i bought these off the chap's brother-in-law about fifteen, twenty years ago. very good. i just love the detail on them. just what i was going to say you know let's enjoy the detail because actually these are done to an extraordinary level aren't they? i'm surprised that they went to so much trouble. things actually work. like the turnbuckles they actually work.
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and they didn't need to do that, i'm sure. and the seats. i mean, the seats have got little springs on them, they fold down. i mean, this is a real long shot but do you think the might have been mock-ups to present to the m.o.d.? that's what i think. i think that probably the m.o.d. concocted specifications for a certain sort of vehicles and they would go to austin, probably guy yes. leyland--i think it were there then-- and they would say give us some drawings or mock-ups or whatever of what they would look like how you would produce them. i mean, i don't think this one was ever put into production, as far as i know. well let's think about this. here we have a soft-sided lorry with a gun in it you know, completely open to any kind of attack from a tank or anything else-- a sitting duck, if you like. but was it really clever was it really a clever decoy that you would have a convoy which
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looked unprotected? yeah. this, if there's a bit of camouflage over that, would just look like an innocent truck. exactly; you would suck in the tanks, thinking that they had this unarmed column. that's what i was thinking. and off you'd go. what's interesting from my point of view is that this sort of goes in a long tradition back to the warships that were made in model form the dockyard models presented to the navy board to show what was possible. so what happened then? they were never built, they were packed up in packing cases and... forgotten, yes extraordinary. until the fire. they have a value; they have a value both as models and they also have a value in military history terms. i would have said that this is the most valuable, yes. and i would put this at around £800 to £1200. really? the others going down from there this probably being the cheapest
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at around £300 to £500. yeah? does that fit comfortably with what you paid for them? yes, i say, i've had them probably 15-20 years and i paid £400 for the four so £100 each. so that's a pretty good investment. this the most extraordinary atlas that i've ever had on the roadshow. it's by claudius ptolemy of alexandria. he was the great geographer at the first part of the last millennium. and it's printed in leon, here and the date is 1535. now, that is not a first edition for an atlas by ptolemy, no. but it's quite an early one anyway. 1535 is terribly early. where did it come from? well, it's an atlas from the minster's historic library which represents what the canons collected together after the restoration in the 17th and 18th centuries. go to the first map, which i think is absolutely tremendous,
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and here we have england and scotland and ireland. this is a jewel. it looks absolutely as though it was drawn yesterday, really. it does. it's just totally stylized. although why they thought the isle of wight was in two islands i don't know. one or two extraordinary quirks around it. the whole thing is full of the most glorious maps this one of the world, "exactly depicted, 1522," and here is the world. and we've even got america. yes, extraordinary. and here is africa and here is the nile this is the source of the nile-- what they thought was the source of the nile anyway, flowing up into the mediterranean. and naturally, no australia, because nobody knew it was there, really. now, this has obviously been restored, i mean, you've got new edges here and all that, and it's also been bound incredibly tightly so you can't actually see the center of the map.
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when was all this work done? 1964. 1964. well, i suppose that's what they did in 1964 which is a long time ago now. but it's still a fantastic thing. now, how many maps have you got in it? well, i think there were 41 at the last count. well, there should be nearer 50-odd maps in it so you haven't got a complete atlas. however, anyway, evaluation. the minster library, i'm sure, has got it valued, hasn't it? well, no. i'm afraid the minster library has never had a formal evaluation, so i have no idea about its value. well, i reckon that even with just the maps that you have in there, which is quite a lot between £16,000 and £18,000. it's fantastic, isn't it? thanks for bringing it in. okay. thank you. expert: now, these are really funny, aren't they? yeah. what are they? come on. well, they're monkeys painted by lawson wood in about the time of the first world war, i think. and dark, gloomy days they were,
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i should imagine and this must have cheered them all up a bit. is there a title for them? not to my knowledge. i know they were in my great-uncle's snooker room, and my mother always said he knew the artist but i don't know whether he did or not. and that in addition to tattler and punch, he also was published in nottingham, but i don't know whether that was true or not. i couldn't comment on that. i'm not sure, to be honest. but i think the idea about knowing him, well, that's quite likely, because these are original watercolors. he was much printed from and the prints are sometimes very confusingly like watercolors. so i always think they're going to be until i look at them through a magnifying glass. and i've done that and they're absolutely fine. as you knew already, of course. yeah. very often behind the best jokes is a very, very clever slick delivery and it's the same with artists. with a really good joke, they're extremely difficult to tell, and behind is usually a great genius or a great skill. and lawson wood's one of those. so what's happenin this is a family. there's dad, asleep, there's mum, asleep, and the children are mucking about
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with the milk bottle. and this one is pulling that one down, having stolen its milk. so there is that one hiding behind the tree. is that right? that's right, yeah. it's pretty complicated. unraveling them all is a bit difficult, yeah. any idea of value at all? i have no idea at all. i did have my doubts as to whether it might be a print. and so if they're originals and he was very, very famous i haven't a clue. well, put it this way: if you had to go to a west end dealer to buy these they'd probably cost about £12,000 for the pair. really? yes. i didn't think it'd be anything as much as that. oh, dear my brother and his wife-- i forgot to tell him! ( laughter ) is this really going to be broadcast? it's too late now. obviously your love of silver must stop at cleaning, because where have these been to get in such a black state? um...i know it sounds a cliche but they have been in the attic. along with broken umbrellas and three
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thousand coat hangers. do you know why they were put there? or where they were before that? no, we don't know too much. it's my wife's father's. i've asked my father-in-law about his memory of it and he's very sage and he seems to recall them but isn't too sure about exactly where nor how. but i think he's had them a few years. because there's a number of things that have intrigued me about this and the first thing is these kangaroo handles. now, these are pieces of english silver, so i can only imagine that these kangaroos on the edge here it must have been made for some special australian dignitary or a family with australian connections because it's quite unusual to find a piece of english silver with kangaroos on. more importantly if we tip it up here it's got a set of hallmarks along here right. which is for the most famous 19th century silversmith of them all-- chap called paul storr. and he was the royal goldsmith to george iv.
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and we have a date letter here for 1837. and you just have to look at this piece and see how fabulously made it is. look at these beautiful seahorses here wonderfully sculptured and this great plume of reeds coming up, supporting this rather big, grand bowl. so we're talking a very important silversmith and a sizeable object. and paul storr is noted for making a lot of the silver at buckingham palace right. and he made a lot for george iv at carlton house. so very, very important silversmith, for anybody interested in the subject. what slightly intrigues me there's no inscription or no coat of arms relating to it, so i haven't heard anything about whether it was inscribed once upon a time or-- no, i must profess ignorance. my apologies.
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well, i think what we've got to imagine is this put together on its plinth like that. and imagine it shining bright and sparkly. these are so tarnished that i think you might need to have them professionally cleaned. when tarnish has been on silver for such a long period of time and this has obviously been tucked away for a long period of time you'll find that the color might not be too encouraging when you start to clean it yourself so it might need to be professionally cleaned. because this is a seriously important bit of 19th century silver. right. and i wouldn't have any hesitation in expecting that to be worth in the region of £30,000. right. thank you. ( laughs ) that's rather a good sum isn't it, for something lying around in the attic.
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it is. we brought it in the rucksack and just wrapped in a bit of my daughter's swimming towels. so it's going back in a rolls royce now. yes, it--yes. are you sure there's nothing else like this lying around up there? i could bring a dead squirrel. i think we'll pass on that. well, time has nearly beaten us again, and we've had some extraordinary finds here at southwell minster, none more so than this original talking clock. and inside this is the voice of the lady who's going to close the show. so from southwell minster, on the third stroke it'll be time to say good-bye. clock: ...precisely... ( beep, beep, beep )
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welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. it shocked the world, but remarkably the pakistan girl targeted was discharged from a british hospital. her release comes three months after she was shot in the head. her crime was campaigning for girls to be educated. and jeremy has this report. >> a remarkable recovery, hard to believe as she walked out of a hospital. her survival was against the odds the extent of her recovery delighted the medical staff. she says a thank-you to the nurses and doctors here. she is off to a temporary home
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that they have set up. something of a normal life after so much pain and separation. >> she could talk, it was a good side of her brain had not been damaged. ha >> going to school, the same right to education. her case has attracted worldwide coverage and support. >> the genuinely an inspiration for millions of other people around the world as well. the world did stand up. >> she was rushed to hospital and it became clear that the
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bullet wound needed a more sophisticated life-saving treatment. the teenager was brought to birmingham. with her family at her side, she has been talking walking, ready to go home. in a few weeks, she will be back here for major reconstructive surgery on her skull. but for now, a moment of joy looking forward to a future that did not seem possible just a few weeks ago. >> more than 40 politicians are facing charges of crimes against women, including six rape charges. it comes after a wave of public outrage of the case of rape and murder of a medical student sweeping the country. they spoke to the media for the first time, the correspondent
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has more. >> an interview that will shake the nation already reeling from the horrific crimes. details painting the authorities in a harsh life. even paying a 30-cent fare, and the nightmare began. they started teasing by fred and it led to a brawl. they took my friend away. the bus fruits are round we see footage with the man brutally torturing and raping the woman. the driver tried above them down. -- to run them down. for 30 critical minutes, with his friend bleeding, nobody stopped to help. we were made to wait and i had to beg for clothes.
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he called attackers animals and says he wishes he could have saved her. hawking about the protests that followed carrying on this fight will be heard tribute. >> known for his speeches, but tonight, the venezuelan president is suffering from complications following surgery in cuba. he has a severe lung infection just days before he is due to be sworn in for a third died. -- time. >> when he left for treatment he did not disguise his tears. he has had surgery four times in his health has deteriorated further.
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>> to the government warns that as well as not to believe rumors that a to destabilize and venezuela and the revolution. there was one telling phrase. >> respiratory deficiency. it has heightened speculation that he will not be coming back to venezuela any time soon. he was reelected after 14 years in power had a champion of the poor. he used the vast oil wealth to cut unemployment and poverty. he has become a critic some of the united states and made friends with its enemies. critics say he is dangerously dogmatic. what will happen if he's incapacitated?
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>> if he's out of the picture there will be dramatic changes in venezuela. it is a coutnry used to having chavez at the center of the political anatomy. >> claiming to champion the poor and depressed every year, can his political creed survive? that as well as praise for uncertainty and change. -- is braced for uncertainty and change. >> i spoke a brief time ago with the president of the inter- american dialogue. if he is too sick to be sworn in for his new term as president what happens? dodge the opposition is beginning the top line.
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they are different interpretations and a very polarized situation. >> what are the main challenges facing venezuela? >> high inflation, a huge fiscal deficit, a major oil producer. the insecurity and violence and crime has risen dramatically. whatever government succeeds, he will have his hands full. >> he was defiantly anti- american. any chance that there is to be a change in leadership? >> the chance for communication in washington. i think if there is a government, you can begin to see the presence of ambassadors perhaps in both capitals.
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i don't think it will get a warm and fuzzy between the countries soon. >> until investors see an opportunity? >> the largest oil reserves in the world. a country has been governed by one man that makes all the decisions. having been discovered if a shift to a different kind of model or system of government, investors will be more interested. >> will iran be his legacy? >> i believe the nineteenth century independence leader wants to defy the superpower and to make alliances with enemies of the united states to try to bring latin america together. what we see in latin america is a very fragmented region.
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>> he has shown opposition to the u.s.. >> that is a significant change, latin america is more confident, independent. they just contributed to that. >> hundreds of thousands of supporters rallied today the first such gathering since day ousted forces 5 1/2 years ago. we have this report. >> tens of thousands of supporters came for the unprecedented rally in the heart of the city. it has been years since anything like this was allowed to be staged, some injured in the crush. they traveled for the first time since they were violently
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ousted in 2007. addressing the crowd through a video link, the president said there could be no substitute for national unity. >> we should work together in unity to reach the national goals and reach a victory. >> status for the palestinian authority, they say reconciliation is essential. the goal of a palestinian state is to be realized. since the recent conflict between israel and her boss there has been allegiances revealed between the factions. the western nations are wary of the group. many countries regard that as a
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terrorist organization. earlier this week, the israeli government says it could take control of the west bay. the rally was earlier than planned and speakers stopped after organizers said there were organizational problems. there were reports between members that felt the leaders were not given a prominent enough role at the event. >> a roundup of other stories. the united states started deploying troops and missiles to turkey. the question that the defense system and in october, five citizen's guide when a mortar landed on their home. gabrielle gifford has visited the town where a gunman killed 26 people inside of an
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elementary school. deferreds was shot and critically wounded in a 2011 shooting and was planning to meet on friday with families. now for the bumpy ride the american economy has taken. we started the week with high drama and related -- ended with the latest unemployment report. it wasn't enough to change the 7.8% jobless rate. what is the forecast for a year ahead? i discussed it with the assistant managing editor. when you read the fine print of this report, what is your verdict? >> is a little more positive that we expected it to be. construction jobs were up, not
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the kind of stimulus that you want. we are not open for natural disaster but it speaks to something interesting that there have been a lot of calls for infrastructure projects to boost growth. retail hiring was flat, maybe a bit down. it speaks to the fact that there were concerns on the part of consumers, people worried about the tax hikes coming down >> there is another who wrote a living over the borrowing limit. >> i am more worried about this fight. we were not able to get an increase in the debt ceiling. republicans have indicated this is something they are going to use as a bargaining tool. we're going to run out of money to run our country between the
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end of february and early march. i want to be clear that this probably doesn't mean defaulting on the debt of the united states which is as a disaster scenario. it represents about 6% of all the money we are talking about but paychecks or stop giving tax refunds, but this is really serious business and could be quite contentious, even more so than the ceiling talks. >> this seems absolutely crazy. >> i cover markets and high not only have outside of washington, you can see the volatility of the markets, any time there is a small io, markets go up. businesses can't believe
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politicians in this country are going the let us get to this stage. dodge dealer expected the obama administration to try any other different economic policies? >> what you'll see in the next couple of years is the president being forced to go around congress as much as he can. >> he took portions of that and tried to get it through using executive powers. unfortunately, you need congress to vote on major spending packages and major policy shifts in terms of infrastructure projects. it is early was holding the u.s. economy back. most indicators are up. spending, it is certainly not down the way it was the last time we have these talks in august of 2011.
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we just need politicians to get their act together. >> you are watching bbc world news america. aground in alaska, the drilling rig is of course, questioning the risks. the oldest private bank will close after pleading guilty to helping american class evaded taxes, hitting its role in hiding $1 billion over 10 years had a grain to pay $58 million in fines. >> it is the end of the road for the private bank. it sold off non-u.s. holdings, protecting them from the legal battle with washington. howell closed completely.
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when they pleaded guilty to helping clients of aid taxes managers told the u.s. court it was legal in switzerland. those words have huge implications for the 13 other swiss banks under investigation. >> he said all swiss banks acted in the same way that is what u.s. authorities are waiting for. they claim what about many, certainly a problem for other swiss banks. >> the government is desperate to reach a deal with the u.s. similar to those agreed with britain and germany. they will charge foreign clients a withholding tax. negotiations have proved fruitless. many believed switzerland is
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trying to square and a possible circle satisfy foreign governments determined to reclaim tax revenue, and still protect the banking secrecy. it seems pretty clear, either the secrecy goes or the bank chose. >> u.s. lawmakers are demanding an inquiry after a show oil- drilling ship ran aground off the coast of alaska. crews of a struggling to recover the heavy seas. they insist no oil has been spilled. but the incident has heightened concerns about the environmental risks of drilling in the arctic. >> this is a drilling rig. now grounded in one of the most
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inhospitable places on earth. hear, a coast guard helicopter dropped supplies to and on board salvage team. they found no side of leaking fuel but the rig has been damaged. >> there is damage to the topside of the vessel, a number of patches have been breached, the team has secured some of the open hatches. the emergency services generators have been damaged. >> they may have to bring in additional generators or work without power. they face serious risks from the elements. the rig near the land on monday night and was cut loose from the last tugboat. >> so many people involved, we have air assets in people staging different areas. it is maintaining that safety.
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>> many icecaps are shrinking. and the multinational oil companies are racing each other to profit from the vast natural resources believed this landscape. show alone has invested four and a half billion dollars, not the first time the safety record has come under scrutiny. >> what we see is a moment where we can take the time out the government has not yet issued the permits for drilling in 2013 we can setback and decide not to drill in the arctic. dodge and bills of that the oil companies through rigorous scrutiny but the president is walking a fine line between protecting the environment and achieving a policy goal of making america energy independence. >> if you're one of the millions
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of people that resolved to shed some weight yoga might be a good route. as benjamin explains, not all forms of the ancient exercise are about relaxation explore the world of extreme yoga. the body is pushed to the very lebed. >> pull the toes back, you are bellyaching. >> the search for something like transcendence. it is all about the heat. they decided he was going to make the conditions of heat. >> when it came to the united states he he started escalating. temperatures of 105 and 110
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degrees which changes the way it is practiced and makes it much more of an endurance contest. >> i started because i went through a break up and i let myself fat and up. i decided, let's try this out. about 64, i think. yelling at his students, i do the nine week trading. i left my job my girlfriend, my life to practice yoga in a decrepit hotel for $11,000 thinking to myself, this had better be worth it. it is an intense chance to indulge your vet to its extreme and we practice from the moment we woke up at night to midnight. it absolutely hurts.
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my arm and my shoulder went completely paralyzed and i could not move my shoulder for a little while. was it an injury or part of the process? i don't know. competitive yoga is something that doesn't make sense. we want them to be stages with sticking ribs out and it is a romance. to defy yoga is to limit yoga. it shows you the mystery that the american body is capable of. >> definitely not for me. the art of extremely of of brings today's program to a
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