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one day when i drove home from a little league game. i saw a homeless man with a cardboard sign that said, need a meal. i told my mom i wanted to do something. >> will is a 9-year-old child, i hesitate to call him child, he's in a category of his own. as a 7-year-old he decided he was going to take on this issue of hunger. >> welcome to frogs. >> my group is called frogs, it means friends reaching our goals. the motto is, having fun while helping others. >> will's big personality does not come from me. >> fire me up, pepper me. >> i think every time you meet will, you look at him and say, are you kidding me? but together with his buddies, they have raised over $20,000 or the equivalent of 100,000 meals
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for tarrant area food bank. >> man from india. >> these pizzas are a delight. >> when you see somebody who gets so engaged and gets so much of the community engaged, it's an endorsement of the battle we fight to end hunger. >> thank you for your time, and remember no matter how tall or small we are, we can make a big difference. hello, everyone, i'm don lemon, let's start with your headlines at this hour, a nightclub catches fire and a staggering number of people are dead tonight. it was packed with people during a pyrotechnics show and at least 233 people died when they couldn't get out. stay right there, cnn crew is on the scene, a full report in a minute. a brand new credit card fee
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kicked in on sunday, stores in 40 states can now charge you a checkout fee worth up to 3% of your total purchase. this stems from a legal settlement that allows stores to pass along processing fees charged by credit card companies, many retailers strongly oppose a credit card fee, you can avoid the phoebe using your dweb it card or paying cash. chuck hagel got the nod today to be the next secretary of defense. stanley mcchrystal and michael hayden both say hagel is a fine choice. hagel earned two purple hearts in the vietnam war, his confirmation hearing is set to begin thursday. japan has launched two surveillance satellites to help keep an eye on north korea. defense officials are threatening to carry out a nuclear test and more long range rocket launches. the u.s. security council expanded sanctions against north korea this week and condemned the country for last month's launch. 233 people killed in a nightclub fire in southeast brazil. some burned to death, some were
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trampled, some overcome by smoke. it happened when the jam packed nightclub suddenly caught fire aeb many of these victims didn't stand a chance. on the scene right now, rescuers are still picking through the burned rubble, cnn's shasta darlington. >> reporter: smoke filled the air when the first firefighters entered the nightclub. where shirtless men were already trying to rescue some of the injured. emergency vehicles arrived not realizing the extent of the tragedy they faced. chaos and terror among survivors and the bodies of victims all around. the fire broke out at about two in the morning at a nightclub called kiss in santa maria in brazil's southernmost state. the club was packed with some 2,000 people, twice its legal capacity according to officials. >> people who were inside the facility, informed us that when they came out, that security guards blocked the exit to prevent people from leaving, and that's when the crowd started panicking, and the tragedy grew worse. >> people inside told us when they came out, security guards blocked exits to prevent people
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from leaving, he says. that's when the crowds started panicking. this is santa maria's local gymnasium, it's been turned into a makeshift morgue, there are more than 100 bodies here, hundreds of families have come together trying to locate and identify the relatives who were young people in their late teens, early 20s, they died of asphyxiation and some of them were trampled to death. >> as the coffins for the many victims were lined up, investigators searched for the cause of the fire, which tore through the sound proofing insulation in the roof. brazilian president cut short her appearance at a summit in chile and headed to sarn ta maria to personally oversee the government's response to the tragedy. >> to the brazilian people, we
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stand together at this time. and even though there's a lot of sadness we will pull through. >> by daylight, hospitals in santa maria were full of people looking for relatives among the survivors. >> there are a lot of people scattered around the hospital's different departments as well as in the intensive care units who have not been identified yet. it isn't a big number, the people waiting outside for news are desperate. >> it was the end of the summer holiday season in brazil. the last chance to party for many young people due back at school or work on monday. cnn, santa maria, brazil. >> we had a similar tragedy here in the u.s., a fire started at an overcrowded nightclub in rhode island and died. if you can believe it, that was 10 years ago. susan candiotti has a look back at that nightclub fire. >> reporter: in 2003, 100 people died at the station nightclub in west warwick rhode island, where the band great white was performing, pyrotechnics ignited sound proofing material, smoke
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filled the room, in 1990, arson was the cause of the happy land fire in new york, it killed 87 people. authorities said the bronx club was operating illegally, two years after it was ordered closed because of safety violations. in 1977 fire at the beverly hills supper club in south gate kentucky killed 165 people. among 2400 waiting for entertainer john davidson to perform. what's believed to be an electrical fire went undetected at first. there were no fire detectors or sprinklers at the time they were required. the deadliest nightclub blaze in u.s. history happened in 1942 at the coconut grove club in boston. 492 people were killed, the cause of the blaze to this day remains unknown. >> cnn's susan candiotti reporting tonight. very cold weather is
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expected this week in the united states. we'll head to the middle of the country for that. and across the world. the desperate attempt to rescue two women and a baby trapped in dangerous floodwaters, next. ♪ [ male announcer ] some day, your life will flash before your eyes. make it worth watching. introducing the 2013 lexus ls. an entirely new pursuit. introducing the 2013 lexus ls.
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in the united states we've had brutally cold weather and
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it's expected to continue through the workweek. icy roads and poor visibility are making travel dangerous and some areas in the northeast will get light snow. around the country bad weather has been mucking up traffic on the roads and in the sky. lindsay stores from kutv has our report from salt lake city. hi, lindsay. >> good evening, don. utah is known for having the greatest snow on earth, and we're getting some of that greatest snow on earth tonight. really coming down here in downtown salt lake city. i have my trusty ruler here. here in downtown salt lake city we've picked up about 5, 5 and a half inches. and we're expected to get another 2 to 5 inches during the overnight hours, as the storm continues to slowly push across the state. storms this like, of course, they wreak havoc on the roadways as well as the airports. here in salt lake city, all the runways were shut down for about a half hour time, while they
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cleared all the heavy wet snow off the runways. most of those back open right now. one at a time to deal with the snow removal. on i-15, which is one of the major highways to go through salt lake city. it was closed down for a two-hour period this evening because of a horrible accident, someone jackknifed, shutting down the freeway completely. with all the problems a storm like this causes, it does bring good news to those of us here in salt lake city, as you probably know, we have been dealing with a thickened version, a very strong inversion for the past month, throughout the entire month of january with just a couple days break here and there, this storm has finally broken that inversion, got the gunk out of the air, finally brought in fresh clean air here in salt lake city. good news coming with this big storm moving across the intermountain west. >> lindsay stores from kutv in salt lake city. thank you very much for that. several people are missing and hundreds of homes destroyed in massive flooding in australia. heavy rains and tornados from a tropical cyclone were reported
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in the state capitol of brings bain, where almost 5,000 homes were affected. check out this dramatic rescue of two women and a toddler. they were airlifted from their car which was overtaken by floodwaters. everyone did make it out okay, though. did you see this interview? it was amazing. president barack obama and outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton share their thoughts on the tragedy in benghazi together side by side. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? executor of efficiency.
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♪ outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton and president
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barack obama sat down to talk with "60 minutes tonight." he had plenty of nice things to say, but it wasn't so long ago they were like this. >> while i was working on the streets you were certificating on the board of walmart. >> you were representing resco in innercity chicago. >> my how things have changed. tonight on cbs they address the tragedy in benghazi, libya this past november. >> i knew chris stevens, i sent him there originally. it was a great personal loss to lose him and three other brave americans. i also have looked back and try to figure out what we can do so that nobody in so far as possible will be in this position again. we also live in a dangerous world. the people i'm proud to serve and work with in our diplomatic and development personnel ranks,
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they know it's a dangerous and risky world. we just have to do everything we can to try to make it as secure as possible for them. >> i think one of the things that humbles you as president, i'm sure hillary clinton feels the same way as secretary of state. you realize that all you can do every single day is to figure out a direction. make sure that you are working as hard as you can to put people in place where they can succeed. ask the right questions, shape the right strategy. it's going to be a team that both succeeds and fails. it's a process of constant improvement because this world is big and chaotic. >> tonight the two had nothing but praise for each other. earlier i talked politics with lz and anna. the president is scheduled to make a speech is this week on immigration reform. and republican congressman paul ryan says he thinks this one
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[ flo speaking japanese ] [ shouting in japanese ] we work wherever you work. now, that's progressive. call or click today. now back to politics with lz and anna. president is scheduled to make a speech this week on immigration reform. paul ryan says he thinks this is the one issue where the two parties can make a deal. here's what he said this morning. >> i think there are republicans and democrats, many of us are talking to each other that can come together with a good
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solution to make sure that this problem is fixed. once and for all, i think those principles do a good job of adhering to the founding principles, respecting the rule of law, and those who came here for a better life. >> anna, is this an idea whose time has come? >> i think so. i think it's been played strategically in a brilliant manner. marco rubio who is part of this gang of six in the senate. they've been working on this from day one after the election. i think they're ready to come out with something. i think you're going to see that marco rubio has laid a lot of the groundwork by selling these principles. he's gotten great enzorsment and
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support from one of the most right wing pun makers. now it's time to act upon it and grow it from there. it is basically the only thing happening in congress today, where there is a bipartisan movement on both chambers and both sides of the aisle. >> the election is a long time ago, i've been hearing this a long time ago. why wait? why haven't we heard anything from them? why are they waiting on a president? >> because timing is everything. you know what, if i were you, i wouldn't put money on them waiting on the president. the president's going to speak on tuesday. i wouldn't be surprised if these senators who are tremendously strategic and know how to play the political game -- i wouldn't be surprised if they preempt the president, maybe do it tomorrow. maybe do it before the president on tuesday. these are not folks that wait on the president. these folks act. >> you think they may come out on monday? do you know something we don't? >> i know a lot of things you don't. >> okay.
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>> we'll see, maybe anna does. do the republicans need an immigration deal given their showing in the november elections? >> first of all, i want to touch on -- the president has already spoken of this, he did that two years ago, three years ago in 2010. we voted on the dream act. he had mostly republicans and five democrats that decided not to vote on the dream act. the president gave us his outline in 2010 in terms of working toward immigration. as far as republicans newfound religion, i'm giving them props, this is not new for them either. john mccain, before he was against the dream act was a co author, a co sponsor of the dream act. it was all about politics. i would agree with anna, timing is everything, and now after they got their butt kicked they want to follow through on what
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they started years and years ago. unfortunately, the latino population has been a pawn in the political game. if you want to be here, you're a part of the game. >> speaking of the gop. i want you to listen to bobby jindal, he's talking to his fellow republicans. >> we must not be the party that protects the well off so they can keep their toys. we have to stop being the stupid party. i'm serious, it's time for a new republican party that talks like adults. >> he's not the only one giving that sentiment, paul ryan gave a similar sentiment this morning on meet the press. is this what your party needs, tough love? >> yes, we need to not sugar coat it, we need to learn the lessons of the last election, i think governor jindal is correct, i think paul ryan is right, i was at the republican retreat ten days ago, i can tell you we heard a lot of this and there is an acknowledgement that we have to reboot. now, we cannot -- you know, the best part that happened out of this election is that we learned that you can't just do it, with
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white men. that attracting latinos and women is not an option. and i think that's why this immigration thing -- that's why the election has been such a game changer for the immigration issue. because republicans know that it is a huge challenge, but it's also a great opportunity to rebuild some bridges. >> thanks to lz and anna. this week defense secretary leon panetta issued the order lifting a ban on women in combat units. earlier i spoke with people with two different opinions on that decision. elaine donley handled women assignments in the armed forces. first i asked elaine why she was against the latest move by the pentagon. >> the tip of the sphere
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infantry battalion, these are the ones that attack the enemy. these are all male for good reason. we don't have women in those units it's not a good idea to put them there. everyone is insisting and assuming the standards will be the same. they will be equal but they won't be the same. general dempsey said if the standard is too high and the women can't meet it, we'll ask, should it be so high, that's when the pressure to lower the standards will continue. he also asked for a critical mass of women. that will further lower the standards so we can have more women in the unit. and then we have a diversity commission that says, we're supposed to have diversity metrics, that's another name for quotas and promotions for men will be contingent on meeting the diversity quota. the military is not there just to support equal opportunity. it's there to defent the country and carry out the missions that are asked of them. >> one shouldn't assume every woman would be for this new policy, and most men would be against it, and some men would
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be against it. mikey, you're all for this. tell me about your experience in the military serving alongside women and why you're for it? >> i am. i think this is a very sensible pragmatic decision that's been taken by the pentagon. i also think it's a little overdue. i served as an assault helicopter pilot. i served closely and directly on the u.s. forces. iraq three times, afghanistan three times, i worked very closely with women, i commanded women in some very key roles, in some successful operations. all the evidence to me suggests -- or leads me to believe that the decision the pentagon made is a good one. and i'd just like to sort of pick up on elaine's point about the role of the infantry. she's right in saying that aspects of the infantry is indeed to hunt and kill the enemy. i would also say the 21st century warfare has changed.
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21st century warfare in recent experience in iraq and afghanistan has been about counter insurgency, it's about winning hearts and minds. a big role of the infantry now is about liasing with the locals. it doesn't just comprise of men, they comprise of women, little girls. and i think the dynamic that a woman brings to a unit that is out in these rolls, liasing with the local population is absolutely key and vital. >> elaine, i wan the to know, what about women who say they are perfectly qualified to serve alongside men on the front lines? >> well, 30 years of studies and reports that have been done indicate that when physical capabilities matter and they do, in the direct ground combat units that we're talking about now, women do not have an equal opportunity to survive or to help fellow soldiers survive. >> i think when it comes to endurance, there was a japanese lady that just made it on top of everest last year, i think women, professional athletes are operating at levels which most men would dream of. women are sailing around the
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world solo. when it comes to stomaching what infantry soldiers have to see, women are having to pick soldiers that have lost up to four limbs at times, daily in the back of a medevac helicopter coming from the battlefield. >> i think, mikey, let's be honest about this, and no one is being sexist here, as a man who grew up in a family of all women, a single mother for a long time, and listen, no one is a greater fighter of women than me. but women for the most part are not physically as strong as men, and when you're on the battlefield, you want someone as strong as you or stronger than you to help you out of a fox hole. that is just simple physics. >> forgive me. i don't think anyone's talking about compromising the standards that would affect the fighting ability of the infantry unit. i think they're talking about testing and adjusting. >> adjusting tasks. >> if women pass the required
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levels that allow them to join an infantry unit they should give them an opportunity. >> implementing this monumental policy change is going to take some time. each branch will examine all its units that don't accept women and come up with a time line for integration. every three months service leaders will have to check in on their progress. for one combat unit in the air force, women are already part of the team. they've been side by side with men fighting on the ground for more than a decade. >> today we're going out to the village of saana. >> thank you. >> we have intel there's possibly three to five fighters in the village. you're going to be going out with osi to do a source meet in the village with ahmed at the car garage. be aware they are possibly armed
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with rbgs and small arms. >> this is tech sergeant andrea jefferson's worst nightmare. patrolling a remote area of afghanistan. taking on enemy fire and a comrade goes down. >> he's bleeding right here, i want you to put pressure on his wound. >> jefferson has been training for this moment for months. >> get him out of here. >> within minutes, the injured airman is bandaged up and moved out of harm's way. this is in afghanistan, it soon will be for jefferson. they're at moody air force base in south georgia. >> in a matter of weeks they'll be on the front lines of battle in afghanistan. >> runner, runner, runner.
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>> they're ready. >> i really felt like the warrior medic i've seen in the movies. >> her squadron is called out, jefferson and the other women of her group will fight alongside the men. >> the females, you know, we do everything the men do, sometimes even better. >> they're members of the 820th based defense group, from air assault to ground combat. the group does it all. and that includes the women. they're medics, intelligence officers, police officers. their current mission? >> to be a first in combat ready group. >> unlike the rest of the air force, we get to go outside the wire. >> we have approximately 730 individuals assigned to our team, 99 of which are women. each and every one of our mission sets across the group are open to every individual that we have assigned here, regardless of gender, regardless of race. >> until this week, this
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opportunity was allowed only for the air force. but with secretary of defense leon panetta lifting the ban that kept women from serving in front line combat positions, all military women will be there fighting side by side with men. >> we have four different air force combat action medal recipients, three purple heart recipients as well as four of our ladies have been entered into the wounded warrior program. across the board, they all perform superbly. >> it's amazing what you can do when the adrenaline's pumping, you turn into super woman. half past the hour, get you caught up on the headlines right now. officials in brazil not ready to definitely say that pyrotechnics caused a nightclub fire that
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killed 233 people. the club was packed at twice legal capacity, victims were either trapped inside or trampled by the panicked crowd. these are protesters fighting with police northeast of cairo. the riots erupted after the government announced death sentences for people involved in last year's violent soccer stadium riots. mohammed morsi declayed a state of emergency and set a 30-day curfew in several cities. actors got to honor each other at tonight's screen actors guild awards. 22-year-old jennifer lawrence won an award for her work in "silver linings playbook." we'll have more winners from tonight's sag awards in just a few minutes. president barack obama is weighing in on the controversy over the links between football and the potential for brain
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damage. mr. obama tells the new republic he would have to think long and hard before i'd let him play football. he's especially concerned about college football players who aren't getting paid for the risks they take. scientists don't really know how we get the flu, but something called the flu machine could help us figure it out. we'll show it to you. d toss! see that's much better! that was good. you had your shoulder pointed, you kept your eyes on your target. let's do it again -- watch me. just like that one... [ male announcer ] the durability of the volkswagen passat. pass down something he will be grateful for. good arm. that's the power of german engineering. ♪ back to you.
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if you have the flu, most people want you to stay far, far away. people infected are welcome at a maryland lab, especially if they're sneezing. emily smith reports, the doctor has a cool new machine. >> people go to such lengths to avoid getting the flu. you can't help notice a place actively seeking those who have it. >> i woke up at 8:00 a.m., every time i swallowed it felt like i was getting punched in the stomach. yesterday i slept for 18 hours.
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>> he tested positive for type a influenza. >> that's what research and discovery is about. and being a detective. >> scientists don't know exactly how the flu is transmitted. one theory, it may not be spread through direct or indirect contact but tiny viruses, 1/1,000 the width of a human hair that linger in the air. >> it would be much simpler if the flu is not aerosol transmitted. but i think it's going to play an important role. >> that's where this machine comes into play. it measures how much the flu virus spreads airborne. >> he has ventilation collecting
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all of his breath. >> this lab is part of a global study, hoping to more clearly explain flu transmission and potential solutions. >> things like having uv lights to sterilize the air, to have more ventilation, to have local exhaust ventilation, to control what people are breathing. >> the centers for disease control and prevention suggest disinfecting germ contaminated surfaces as one way to avoid the flu. dr. milton agrees with that advice for things we touch. but science still needs more answers about what to do with the air we breathe. emily schmidt, cnn washington. the gun debate hasn't moved congress to act yet. it has fired up some people. packed crowds at gun shows. hear what's bringing them out next.
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thousands of advocates marched on washington's national mall this weekend. some held up the names of victims of gun violence. survivors of mass shootings were also there. they want congress to require universal background checks. they felt compelled to march after recent high profile gun tragedies. >> newtown just tore my heart out. honestly didn't feel this
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emotional since 9/11. >> across the street from that rally, a group of gun rights activists protested against gun control measures. the more talk of gun control, the more sales for gun dealers. that seems the case when you look at the crowds at recent gun shows. katherine calloway visited one venue in georgia where sails were high. >> reporter: gun shows are packed across the country, including this one in georgia. we're seeing people buying their very first firearm and gun owners are here to purchase additional firearms and ammunition. lines literally wrapped around the building as the debate over gun control laws has motivated people to check out the show. inside, we found judy kemper. >> why do you think there's so many people here today? >> i think people are trying to get the guns before they're banned or outlawed. >> reporter: the rush to buy is driving up prices and making
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ammunition and some weapons difficult to find. semiautomatic weapons are a popular item. >> stuff goes quick. >> gun owner john orslock says he comes to the shows to stock up on what he's unable to find in stores now. >> what do you use your guns for, target practice or -- >> target practice, self-defense, hunting. ten years ago i could buy 1,000 rounds of ammunition for $100. that would be pushing 600, $700. gold hasn't gone up that much in price. >> we get lots of first time gun buyers, they want to defend themselves, they're not interested in stockpiling guns or ammo. >> reporter: for those who didn't want to buy a watch,
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there were a litany of other items to take home, very much like a county fair. there were private sales taking place. between individuals which do not require a background check. and that was a concern for some of the vendors with a federal firearms license. >> if you have a license ffl, have you to do a background check, you sit down, we get your i.d., call you in. if you're a felon or crazy, you don't get in a gun in the state of georgia, if an individual sells you a gun they don't do a background check. >> the gun vendors are telling us, the one thing all this debate of gun control legislation has been is good for business. don? >> catherine, thank you very much. one of the biggest most
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one week until super bowl xlvii, the battle of the coaching harbaugh brothers. great story lines for the game.
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let's get right to it. terence moore is here, he's a columnist for let's start with the harbaugh brothers. >> is there something in your throat? >> very familiar with each other's coaching style. >> yes. >> you have to expect that will have some impact? >> yeah, i stay it probably will. these two guys are highly competitive. there's that great story, when they were kids, their father jack had to draw a line down the middle of their room to separate the two. it didn't work, okay? so if we're lucky on sunday, these two guys in a tense moment could be going at each other, wrestling at the 50 yard line, let's hope for that. >> anything you'll be watching to determine the winner? >> well, you know, let's go with this, there have been 46 super bowls, okay? the quarterback has been the mvp 24 times, including 5 of the last 6, which means start with the quarterbacks, you have colin kaepernick for san francisco,
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joe flacco for baltimore, they have great postseasons, so whoever looks like that guy early, luckily will be that guy at the end with his fingerprints on the lombardi trophy. >> interesting. let's turn now for a minute. to baltimore. is everyone putting aside what happened in atlanta after the super bowl? >> they probably are putting that aside. i hate ray lewis' dance, do you like that dance? >> no, it's horrible. but i like ray lewis. >> wait a minute, what happened to -- no, i hate the dance. >> i'm going to get into that. ray lewis is one of the most liked persons in the nfl by his piers, except for quarterbacks.
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i had a 45-minute interview with ray lewis back in october. the thing that came across quickly. very sincere, very inspirational, he told me before he announced his retirement, he wants to spend the rest of his life telling young people his mistakes so they can't make the same mistakes. >> do you think he's a changed man? >> i'm convinced he is, from what happened 13 years ago. >> okay, are you ready to pick a winner? >> i will pick a winner, it's like this. >> 46 super bowls, i have covered half of them. i'll be there in new orleans this weekend. and the thing i've discovered, magic teams can win in baseball, college basketball. magic teams do not win in the nfl, the best team always wins. baltimore's the magic team, the best team san francisco. san francisco will win. >> san francisco's going to win? >> i thought you said baltimore's the magic team. >> magic teams don't win in the nfl. >> i thought you said magic teams do win. >> they don't. the nfl, if you look at baltimore, the owner died, earlier in the year, ray lewis
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in his last year, offensive coordinators, they changed mid season, they're a magic team. san francisco is getting everything else, that's why they're going to win the game. >> you want to put a wager on it? >> you're from new orleans. give me a bet -- >> case, but not new orleans here, we'll do some -- we can't do a poboy. i have producers in my ear going poboy. we have to do it here, how about some taco mack wings. >> for sure. >> wings. thank you, terence moore, appreciate it. >> wings are about 5 bucks terence. san francisco 49ers arrived tonight in new orleans for the big game next sunday. players are strictly business as they walked off the plane. the 49ers have won five super bowls in their history. the ravens will arrive tomorrow. south korean pop icon, psy, may not be in the half time show at the super bowl.
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there you go. he will be seen during the game. he's officially hit the big time now, psy will have his own super bowl ad for wonderful pistachios. here's one of the guys responsible for the multimillion dollar ad. >> he was really professional. an amazing performer, he really turned it on. as soon as we started shooting the commercial and delivered a true psy performance. he got along really well with our grammy award winning director matthew cullen, they collaborated and created a great commercial. every one of our commercials has a celebrity opening up pistachios in their own unique way. we've used people from the simpsons to the globetrotters. psy with all the great moves, he's going to open a pistachio as only he can. we're excited to share that with the 100 million plus viewers on
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tonight's screen actor's guild awards. here are some of the big winners, argo won outstanding performance by a cast. bryan cranston got his very first sag award for his role in breaking bad. anne hathaway won outstanding performance by a female actress for les mis. tina fey won for her last season on "30 rock." "modern family" won for best an ensemble comedy series. we're going to wrap up tonight with a civil war story. 150 years ago this weekend an 1863, the first regiment of
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freed slaves found themselves in their first standup fight. union officers didn't know if these soldiers would fight. if they did, could they win? those answers came in florida at the battle of the hundred vines. >> good morning, general. >> in january 1863, while the men of the famous 54th massachusetts were still training, another regiment of black soldiers from south carolina was already in its first battle. >> this is probably the site. >> maybe one of the most important sites of the civil war. >> there were other bigger and more known battles, but that
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engagement at st. mary's was their battle. their battle to prove themselves and open the door for 180,000 african-americans to join the union army. >> in may 1862, union general david hunter ordered that all the slaves in georgia, south carolina and florida were free. he quick li formed his own regiment of freed men, but without washington's permission. eight months later, lincoln's emancipation proclamation meant the first volunteers could be formally recognized by the war department. their commander, thomas wentworth higginson was eager to test them on an expedition to florida. >> here we are where the first south carolinan served. >> the one night of the 26th of