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today, 26 cyclists are pedaling their way from newtown, connecticut, to capitol hill. team 26, as today call themselves, is embarking on a 400-mile trip in support of new gun control legislation. 26, as you'll recall, is the number of people killed at sandy hook elementary back in december. the cyclists plan to arrive in washington on tuesday. somebody we all grew up with is about to get a big honor, and it tops our look at the week ahead. ♪ ron howard will be inducted into the tv academy hall of fame tomorrow. he's the winner of three primetime emmy awards, including outstanding miniseries in 1998. but a lot of us still love him the most as opie on "the andy
griffith show." on tuesday, roman catholic cardinals will begin the conclave, the secret process to choose a new pope. also tuesday, suspect james holmes is expected to enter a plea in the aurora, colorado, movie theater shooting massacre. 12 people died and at least 58 more were wounded last july. thursday, the conservative political action conference, or cpac, gets under way. it's considered a testing ground for 2016. possible presidential hopefuls will be there. kentucky senator rand paul, representative paul ryan, and florida senator marco rubio. also thursday, president obama travels to capitol hill to meet with the senate republican conference and the house democratic caucus. and friday is u.s. supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg's 80th birthday. in a speech last month, she says she has no plans to quit any time soon, saying "i will stay in this job as long as i can do it full-steam."
happy birthday. that's going to do it for me. i'll see you throughout the week, and again next weekend. don lemon is going to take it from here. have a great week. i'm don lemon. you're in the cnn newsroom. we're going to start with this. six teenagers were killed today near warren, ohio, when their suv crashed into a pond. the suv hit a guardrail and flipped over before landing in the water. the victims ranged in age from 14 to 19. dive teams helped rescue two survivors. the suv appeared to be overloaded and no one was wearing a seat belt. we go overseas now. if north korea has followed through on its latest threat, then the korean war cease fire agreement is no more. it's already monday morning on the korean peninsula. the day north korean officials promised to wipe away the 1953 armistice that ended the korean war with a truce. north koreans are angry that u.s. and south korean troops are
holding joint training exercises. north korea has made similar threats in the past, but this is the first time under the new leader. we're live from seoul later on in this broadcast. growing outrage in pakistan. christians take to the streets protesting a rash of violence targeting their neighborhoods. more than 100 homes were set on fire yesterday after a christian man allegedly made remarks against a muslim prophet muhammad. we're told many christians have fled the area over fear being killed. could a long plane ride with osama bin laden's son-in-law be an intelligence wind fall for the u.s.? the al qaeda propaganda with a 22-page statement during his trip from jordan to new york. the conversations are expected to be used in the government's case to prove he helped conspire to kill americans and recruited all al qaeda members. the agency in charge of airline security, the tsa,
surprised everyone a few days ago, announcing that we'll soon be able to take pocket knives and other banned items on to commercial airplanes. knives, bats, sticks -- thousands of them have been taken away from passengers at airports since shortly after the 9/11 attacks. allowing them onboard again is not sitting well with people who fly for a living and some lawmakers. lisa is all over this story for us, she's in washington for us right now. even a u.s. senator says this is a bad move. >> reporter: that's right. this comes down to one very bad question. what should be the priority for the agency charged with keeping planes safe in our country? what's it even mean to keep planes safe? this weekend, two well-known lawmakers have said that by letting small knives on to our planes, the tsa is making things less safe. the most recent, senator chuck schumer. he's the number three democrat in the senate. he said it this way. >> usually when a government agency makes some kind of ruling, even if you disagree with it, at least you see the
logic. i don't see any logic here. i hear outcries from passengers about this. almost no one has called my office and said why can't i bring a sharp knife on an airplane? >> of course the tsa says the risk from shampoo and things like that is because of a possible chemical explosive. but schumer points out that knives would pose a risk to flight attendants from passengers who carry them. this policy about the knives is supposed to go in place in a month and a half. schumer says if tsa does not reverse it, he will push a bill in congress to force them to roll this policy back. senator schumer insists he can get bipartisan support for that. what's the tsa say about this effort from chuck schumer? well, we just got this statement in from the tsa. it says "tsa's decision was driven by a threat assessment as part of our overall risk-based security approach." "we concluded that reproving small knives would not cause
catastrophic risk." they are focusing on catastrophic damage to the entire aircraft. here is what the leader of the tsa said earlier this week. >> the idea that if we have to look for and find and then somehow resolve whatever that prohibitive item is, that takes time and effort, and the key factor for me is that may detract us, may detract us from that item that could be catastrophic failure to an aircraft. could lead to that catastrophic failure. >> so you get it there, don. the tsa is looking at trying to prevent an explosion or a plane crash by a terrorist. but at the same time, lawmakers like schumer, groups like flight attendants, they're worried about threats from knives to individuals on the plane. >> so the tsa says that they're doing this because they want to line up with international flights. so is this -- this is not a complete return to pre-9/11
rules, because box cutters will not be used on planes, will they? >> they will not. we heard the reason for that, literally the tsa administrator said there is too much of an emotional connection to box cutters because of their role in 9/11 to allow them on the list. that they just have a particular sensitivity to that weapon. the administrator says he wishes he could have a more clean across the board policy, but that box cutters will remain off the allowable list because of their role in september 11 specifically. he also said the reason they're doing this now, is that he did a threat assessment two and a half years ago that indicated this change should be made and he's making it now. >> thank you very much for that. newly appointed defense secretary chuck hagel is facing his first big test. relations between the u.s. and afghanistan became even more strained today during hagel's first visit there as pentagon chief. afghan president hamid karzai accused the u.s. of colluding with the taliban.
he charged that the taliban is working with foreigners in order to justify a continued american presence in the country. a joint news conference between karzai and hagel was cancelled. later hagel was asked about karzai's accusation. >> we did discuss those comments. i told the president it was not true. that the united states was unilaterally working with the taliban in trying to negotiate anything. the fact is any prospect for peace or political settlements, that has to be led by the afghans. >> hagel and karzai later met over dinner in an attempt to smooth over the dispute. new york city council speaker christine quinn has officially tossed her hat into the race for mayor. the democrat is vowing to be an advocate for the middle class. if elected, quinn would become
new york city's first female and first openly gay mayor. current mayor michael bloomberg is expected to endorse her when he leaves office next year. britain's queen elizabeth will go on live television tomorrow and do something many people say is way overdue. first of all, it will be her first public appearance since spending a few days in the hospital. but here's what's making news now. she'll sign a charter that spells out the core values for all nations in the commonwealth. 54 countries formally told that all forms of discrimination are a no-no. that means discrimination, gender, race, and depending on how you read it, gays and lesbians. i want to talk now to our royal correspondent max foster. the question is, is this a stretch that the queen may be taking a stand for gay rights for the first time? >> reporter: she's not using those words, that's the problem we've got here. this is the first time that the commonwealth has formed a charter, an essential document.
the crucial bit here is that it states the signatures, those 54 countries oppose all forms of discrimination, whether rooted in gender, race, color, creed, political, and other brows. it's that other brows that people are suggesting and interpreting that as a sexuality. it's a delicate subject in the commonwealth because there are several countries where homosexuality is illegal still. they've left the wording out, but they've left that other grounds in there, which can only other mean sexuality. >> max, will you remind us about the commonwealth? who are these countries and how bound are they to this charter? >> reporter: well, it's a charter, it's not a legal document. but it does define -- it's not a strategy document, if you like, a mission statement for the commonwealth. 54 countries. this was really set up after the british empire started breaking down.
and it's linking all of those former members of the british empire, plus a few others who have decided to join. but billions of people covered by those countries. so it is a very powerful organization. and there's a commonwealth games, similar to the olympic games. it does speak to english speaking societies largely, but also other countries. so it is quite powerful and she's the head of it. >> has the queen ever made her feelings public about gay rights? what will this charter do to further gay rights in britain? >> well, there are -- there have been sort of gay rights campaigners in the uk already speaking about this. some of them are annoyed that she's not talking about gay rights. and others are saying actually, it's a step in the right direction. it's a big step really, because she's never talked about gay rights in the past before. but she is going to be speaking tomorrow, and i do understand that she's going to say something about this charter
includes everyone. and without saying gay rights, she's probably going as far as she can sticking up. she has done so for religious groups before, and gender. she hasn't done it yet specifically on gay rights, but i do think it's largely down to the problem that some of the countries here have laws against homosexuality, so they're not going to sign up to something which is so specific. >> max foster, thank you very much. former south african president nelson crmandela is o of the hospital. he returned home today following what the presidential office called a scheduled check-up and overnight stay. mandela has grown frail over the years and rarely appears now in public. new york congressman peter king is known for his nighting words and bare knuckle words on capitol hill. he jumped into the ring to take on a kickboxing champion. we'll show you how this all
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a number survey finds the number of american households with guns has dropped over the past four decades. it has continuously fallen since the 1970s from a high of 50% to 32% in 2010. researchers say a 2% rise from 2010 to 2012 is not significant statistically. the results may be surprising to some of you given the recent spike in gun sales. let's point this out, though. these numbers come from a public opinion survey where people answer yes or no to whether they own a gun, and the survey tracks households, not the number of guns one person may own. a congressman known for putting up his dukes on capitol hill stepped into a real ring for some real rope-a-dope last
night. there he is, that is new york republican peter king. he says he likes to box. he's been training for several years. so last night on long island, he put on some gloves and went toe-to-toe with a kickboxing champ almost 40 years younger than him. congressman king is 68 years old, 230 pounds. he we're no headgear and threw hands pretty aggressively for two rounds. king said they really went at it. no sparring. but it was just an exhibition. nice going. always rooting for the old guy. a republican senator stages a filibuster, angering gop colleagues but delighting some liberals. if that weren't strange enough, president obama is suddenly launching a charm offensive with his congressional opponents, even taking them out to dinner. what's going on in washington? everything is upside down. inside out. i don't know. everything right is left, left is right. let's talk about it now with
anna navarro and van jones. anna is a republican vat gist. the reaction was as fascinating as a filibuster himself. organizations like the aclu, code pink, and even jon stewart praised his day-long protest of drones, the drone policy. but then, fellow republicans like john mccain and lindsey graham criticized him. here's mccain. >> i don't think that what happened yesterday is helpful to the american people. but somehow, to allege that the united states of america, our government would drop a drone hellfire missile on jane fonda, that is -- that brings the conversation from a serious discussion about u.s. policy to the realm of the ridiculous. >> my first thought was who are you and what have you done to john mccain? i assume that you are fine with
republican senators targeting each other. but some liberals also agree with rand paul. is he exposing a guidivide on t left about this president's anti-terrorist strategy? >> well, first of all, i just think maybe we're going to be having normal politics in america again. what's happened the past four years has been quite shameful. you had the republicans said look, our number one priority is to get rid of this president, so every liberal and progressive said well, our number one priority is to keep him in there. so then it was just straight shirts and skins, ds and rs, republicans versus democrat on every issue. now i think people are absorbing the fact, we've got this president, he's here, he's here to stay. some stuff you may agree with, some stuff you may disagree with, and we may finally start talking about policies and not just political parties. i think it's a good thing overall. >> anna, we even talk about this one. you and i talked about it. van, you and i have talked about it as well. when you even see political pundits or strategists on television, that's what i like about you guys. on friday, you said something to
me, van, that was -- you praised rand paul. >> yeah. >> which people didn't expect. to hear john mccain say something that you don't expect and to hear other politicians go against normal partisan politics, it is actually refreshing, anna. >> i think it's the healthiest thing that we've seen in a long time in washington this week, don. i am very happy with the diversity of thought in the gop. i think there's nothing wrong with that. it's okay to have rand paul doing what he did. but it's also okay to have lindsey graham and john mccain defending drone policy. national security is something they feel deeply about, that they're very knowledgeable about. i think they are very sensitive about not creating paranoia in this country that our government is going to be sending drones around to kill all of us. i don't think jane fonda is one of john mccain's favorite americans. that being said, it is true that
the 13-hour filibuster had some moments in it which were a little weird. and that's okay. 13 hours, you're entitled to it. >> do you think that libertarian issues are going to cause the gop problems going forward? rand paul, his filibuster obviously touched a nerve for some gop members. >> i don't, don. you and i have talked many times about me wanting and other republicans wanting a big tent party. if you want a big tent party, you got to take a deep breath and make sure that there's room for rand paul and for john mccain. and for ana navarro, on issues like immigration like gay rights, like drone policy, on all sorts of issues. i want to tell you, what we saw this week from the democrats was even more surprising. there are many democrats, who like van, and many in congress, are democrats who agree with rand paul on the drone policy
and have their concerns, and yet fairly much all of them remained silent and did not join this filibuster. it's an interesting dynamic going on. i have no issue. >> well, i think you're going to see a lot more diversity coming out with the democrats as well, whether you're talking about some of the so called entitlement reform. we see our middle class programs possibly being put on the chopping block by the president. you're not going to have liberals stay quiet on that. you also have concerns about civil liberties, drone strikes, climate policy. i think you're going to start having normal politics where people talk about the issues again. this president is a moderate president. he's willing to raise taxes. he's also willing to put some programs on the chopping block. that should create real debate. real discussion. it shouldn't just break down to skins and shirts. like we're playing neighborhood basketball. these are real issues. i said that ron paul -- well, not ron paul, his son rand, is a
hero on civil liberties. he's also a villain on civil rights for not supporting dr. king's strategy to bring in the federal government for discrimination. so let us have a real debate and not have it just break down on party lines on every single issue. >> shorter answer, because i want to get to this next thing and we're rung out of time. let's talk about what some people are calling the president's charm offensive. he hasn't exactly been a back slapper since taking office, negotiating with republicans. now he is taking them to dinner, calling them on the phone, more meetings are on the way. this week, van, he is -- is he afraid that his second term agenda is in trouble if he doesn't start cutting some deals? >> well, i think, first of all, there's a big myth out there that he never reached out, he never tried. he's put over and over again on the table very good compromises. they've even been to websites. the republicans have just ignored it. i think the only thing that's left now is to sit down and buy them a beer so that they'll come
to table, i think it's good that he's doing that. let's not play to the myth that he hasn't been out there trying. he has been trying. just now i think that there's a fig leaf that can be removed that he never sat down for dinner. >> something tells me ana navarro doesn't buy that. >> i think that's completely wrong. that's malarkey, to use joe biden's favorite word. we just discovered a few weeks ago that he had not placed one single call to one single republican of the gang of eight working on immigration and they've been at it for months. no, there hasn't been enough outreach. there's been a lot of posturing on both sides. there's been a lot of chastising and wagging of fingers from president obama against republicans. and i think it's very important what they're doing. yes, republicans have to come to terms with president obama being president. and president obama has got to come to terms with the fact that he's got republicans in congress. and they've got to work together. >> all right. ana navarro, van jones. thank you. to be continued next weekend. we appreciate both of you. overall, beer consumption is
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>> i think the reason why we've been successful is that we've always trusted that people have good taste. rather than trying to dumb things down or do focus groups and try to figure out what does everybody like. >> reporter: the result, even as the recession raged, hindy's place kept going. even as per capita beer consumption plummeted, the brooklyn brewery kept growing. >> well, i think it's just the fundamental fact that people are drinking less beer, but they're drinking more special beers. and, you know, we offer a whole rainbow of flavors of beer. >> reporter: this year, he says they will expand their staff of 90 people, open a new shop in stokholm and sell $50 million worth of beer. >> our future is very exciting. >> reporter: for a former reporter and brooklyn, that's a headline. tom foreman, cnn. new york mayor michael bloomberg has launched a lot of
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half past the hour now. want to get you caught up on the headlines right now. two militants have been killed in a suspected u.s. drone strike. two intelligence officers tell cnn it happened in north waziristan. they say the drone fired two missiles, striking the militants on a motorbike. the first vote for the next pope will happen on tuesday. cardinals will gather for the papal conclave in vatican city. 115 cardinals will keep voting until a winner emerges. white smoke will emerge from the chimney on the sistine chapel. a fire claimed seven lives at a home in rural southeastern
kentucky. firefighters rushed to the scene yesterday and discovered the bodies of two adults and five children. family members say the couple were expecting another child. the woman was the mother of three of the children. the other two were sleeping over. so you loved your supersized tea or soda? you may want to avoid new york city then. beginning this week, the big apple begins a new ban on big sugary drinks. and it's not just soda. coffee is among the culprits, too. as cnn's mary snow reports, the new regulation is rather complicated. >> reporter: it's complicated. lattes won't change because they have milk. coffees with sugar, that's another story. at least one coffee chain is bracing its customers, and we found many who were surprised to learn of the breadth of the city ban. along with that cup of coffee, a side order of new rules. dunkin' donuts is handing out these fliers to its new york city customers on how new regulations spills over into its
coffee business. its part of the ban on supersized sugary drinks that goes into effect tuesday as part of the city effort to fight obesity. to comply, dunkin' donuts will no longer put sugar in coffee over 16 ounces. you'll have to do it yourself. >> i'm surprised. i thought it was just like soda and iced teas. i didn't even know it was coffee until just now. >> it's annoying. i believe it's unnecessary. like there's so many other things to worry about in this city. >> reporter: the city isn't banning restaurants from putting sugar in coffee. the department of health says the limit for a barista is four pacts of sugar per 20 ounces and customers themselves can add as much sugar as they want. but dunkin' donuts says it wants to cut down on any confusion. mcdonald's also says it will tell customers to add their own sugar in coffee over 16 ounces. both places say they've been prepping workers to be ready. at restaurants, sodas this size is what the city doesn't want served. this is 20 ounces.
this one is still okay. it's 12 ounces, and customers can order as many as they want. but at restaurants like this one that prides itself on texas sized servings, it makes a difference. >> oh, everything's big. >> reporter: eric levine is the director of dallas barbecue, which has ten restaurants. are you going to stop using those 20-ounce glasses? >> we will when the law says we have to. right now we're in a limbo and we're allowed to hold off until about june. >> reporter: the city says it will not enforce violations for about three months as restaurants adjust. levine is waiting the see the result of a lawsuit filed by restaurants, beverage companies and others to try and stop the city from its ban on supersized drinks. he estimates all the changes will cost his business tens of thousands of dollars and plenty of head aches. >> a lot of aggravation. menu changes, sign changes, digital boards, facebook, websites, everything. >> reporter: another company holding off making kpangs right
away is starbucks. it says there are some gray areas that it's sorting through and it's using the city's three-month evaluation period to take a look at what changes it needs to make to be in compliance. >> all right, thank you, mary snow. next hour, i'm going to talk with a panel of guests about whether this sugary drink ban is a case of the government going too far. make sure you stay tuned for that. coming up, meet a man who spent more than 11 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. now an ohio jury is trying to make it right. neil and buzz: for proving there's nowhere we can't go. but, at some point... giant leaps gave way to baby steps... and with all due respect, you're history. if you taught us anything, it's that you can't cling to the past... if you want to create the future. that's why, instead of looking behind... delta is looking beyond. pushing u.s. aviation to new heights.
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a man who spent years in prison for a murder he did not commit gets one of the biggest ever civil rights settlements. david ayers was committed of a 1989 murder and was vindicated by dna evidence after spending 11 years behind bars. a federal jury awarded him more than $13 million for pain and suffering. >> in tears. i was just crying.
because, i mean, i'm finally free after 11 years. for a crime that i was accused of. it will never bring back the time that i lost for the years that i was incarcerated. >> a federal jury determined that cleveland police officers falsified testimony and mishandled evidence in the case. now to big stories in the week ahead. from the white house to wall street, our correspondents tell you what you need to know. we're going to begin tonight with the president's plans for the week. >> reporter: i'm dan lothian at the white house. president obama this week continues his outreach to lawmakers by going up to capitol hill, where on tuesday he'll meet with senate democrats. wednesday, house republicans. and thursday, separately with house democrats and senate republicans. then he wraps up his week by focusing on energy, traveling on friday to a government lab in illinois. >> reporter: following friday's
very strong jobs report showing that 236,000 jobs were created in february in this country, wall street will turn its attention to other key economic news coming up this week. we'll get the february retail sales figures. those are very important, because consumer spending makes up almost 2/3 of our total economic growth in this country. we're also going to get the latest inflation readings along with earnings from costco, and of course, we'll see if we have another week of record highs for the dow. we'll keep an eye on all of it for you on cnn money. >> reporter: here is what we're watching this week. we're going one-on-one with andy dick. andy is vying for the mirror ball trophy on the brand-new season of "dancing with the stars." boris cojo talks to me about being a real husband of hollywood. >> thanks, guys. remember dolly the cloned sheep? scientists are buzzing about a cloning breakthrough. another animal cloned hundreds of times. ;;;?ñ?ñw?w?ñ
okay, listen to this. one mouse cloned nearly 600 times. the scientific implications could be huge. i know it sounds weird. researchers in japan created a potentially endless line of mice. how did this cloning experiment work? it sounds a little creepy to me, i have to tell you, and a little frightening. >> right, and you should be alarmed. remember dolly, we talked about this before the segment. that raised a lot of international concern in 1996. fast forward 16 years, and these researchers in japan, they took one ideal mouse that they wanted to clone and they replicated that one mouse 581 times, to be exact. that's really crazy. i mean, if you think about the implications of this -- and i'm going to get a little bit geeky with you here in terms of how this is all done.
so how does this happen? cloning in general is creating two identical -- genetically identical organisms. this all happens in a test tube. so they take the ideal genetic information from that ideal mouse that they want to replicate and then they insert that into an egg, which has had its nucleus removed. so then you have this egg with the ideal genetic information, place it in a test tube, and then that divides and once it gets to a stage where it's in the embryo form, it's implanted into the surrogate mother and the mother has the baby, and it just continues. there's 25 consecutive genetic cloning cycles. >> and they're all identical. >> exactly the same. what i want to highlight is somatic cell nuclear transfer. that's what it's called.
>> were you a high school teacher? >> i actually was. i taught biology. you're so smart, don. but, i'll stop the geek talk. but what is really important here? it's not so much the technique as it is the endless potential. >> what's the ethical concern here? >> always a consideration. always something that any time you have ground breaking scientific discoveries or breakthroughs, it raises a lot of red flags. both on the ethical and the moral front. and so again, the frontier is endless. but why is this important? why do we care? because it can be applied to livestock, for example. if you could make the perfect chicken or the perfect cow by just replicating it in the laboratory, think about what that means. >> human being? >> now that's taking it to a whole other level. but absolutely. >> don't think they're not thinking about that. >> that's where it starts to get scary. those conversations are being had. it's just if you allow yourself to go there. it's exciting but also scary. >> i'm sure people would take 500 of you.
but of me, no. >> why not? >> you would not want that. thank you. >> you're welcome, don. it's been a long time coming, but tiger woods could be back in some familiar territory. and a u.s. city finding money to build a football stadium in part to keep their team from leaving. what's wrong with the old one? and do teams wield way too much power? we're talking sports, that's next. ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? happier than dikembe mutumbo blocking a shot. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more.
police in florida are reportedly seeking an arrest warrant against jennifer capriati. her ex positive said she punched and pushed and stalked him at a health club on valentine's day and says there were at least seven other times capriati harassed and stalked her. the former top ranked tennis star denies the allegations calling them an over exaggeration. it's just weeks before the masters, and tiger woods just won his second title of the year, and another city makes room for a new nfl stadium.
what's wrong with the old one? i know what we're talking about when i read that because i heard all the guys in the "newsroom" talking about it on friday. jon wertheim is talking about it, "sports illustrated" executive editor. congratulations. before you can tay thank you there's a cover showcasing the 50 more powerful people on sports. con grat lations, you got a promotion? >> appreciate that. >> i understand you came in at number 48 on the ranksings. >> obama was 44 so i was a couple spots before him. no, i did not make the list nor will i in the foreseeable future. >> so tiger woods just wrapped up a victory just moments ago in florida. his game is coming together at just the right time i would think. we've seen the scenario before, haven't we? >> yeah. you know, last week we talked about rory mcilroy who walked off the course. and here comes tiger. he keeps saying physically he's
in a great place. i suspect a lot of this is mental, too, though he'd rather probably talk about the physical. he's playing terrific golf and as you said before, three weeks before the masters. this was a big title. he hit the ball well, also staved off a lot of great players. this is basically as good a title as he's won since his last major which was almost five years ago. >> jon, he is no longer number one in the world, but he's playing better than just about anyone in the world right now. is he an obvious favorite in augusta next month? >> yeah, he's still tiger, and especially if he comes in with this kind of momentum hitting the ball like this, i think, you know, the track record speaks for itself and i wouldn't take those rankings too seriously. i think he suddenly has become very much the player to beat in augusta. >> the story we were talking about before where i said everybody was talking about it at noon when we were teasing it is the stadium because it's right here and everyone started looking out the window because we can see the stadium. money and stadiums. atlanta this week agreed with
the nfl's falcons on a plan to replace the georgia dome. the georgia dome is like right over that way as we're looking behind me. that's atlanta behind me. the georgia dome here, which is right next door to cnn, it's only 20 years old, jon. why do these nfl teams consider 20-year-old buildings to be obsolete? it's not that old. >> because there's all sorts of revenues from suites and so forth that they can be capitalizing on, but you know, we've seen this twist, we have seen this shift from who is going to fund this. we have seen the shift from public to private. this is an 80/20. the team is putting 80% of the $1 billion up. whether or not the $200 million is the best use of taxpayer money we can debate. miami is a winner. they had a basketball arena barely lasted ten years. pet goldfish last longer than that. football is interesting because
you have the l.a. market that's open, right? any team that's unhappy with their lease or with their stadium situation, there's a really attractive media market that's lacking a team right now. you can always threaten to move there. >> you said it's privately funded so it's not public because we could use mass transit instead of a stadium. >> this is an 80/20 split. the team is putting in the majority of the money but it hasn't always been that way. >> thank you. appreciate it. a vital yet little known segment of american history is being put to the national spotlight. we take a closer look at the gullah/geechee nation. that's next. ♪ my friends, they do surround me ♪ ♪ i hope this never ends ♪ and we'll be the best of friends ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing the reimagined 2013 chevrolet traverse. all set? all set. with spacious seating for up to eight. imagine that. chevrolet. find new roads.
it's weaved along the southeastern coach, a rich piece of american history. the region was one of the first places slaves were brought to america to work on rice and cotton plantations. amid the horrors of slavery came a culture of rituals, music and language known as gullah or geechee. many descendants have kept that alive. peg davis brings us the story. ♪ i will trust in the lord >> reporter: my birth name was marquette goodwine. i am queen que tsmth te. many african-americans are looking for their roots and try to go back to