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very closely here on cnn. thank you again. >> thank you. tomorrow on "the 11th hour" wage war. wage war. can anyone live on what you make at walmart or mcdonald's? could you? or are you willing to pay the price of giving everybody a living wage? that's it for us tonight. bro brooke baldwin "in case you missed it" starts right now. good evening, i'm brooke baldwin and welcome to our new program called" icymi." our mission here is to comb through every single story cnn has been covering all day all over the world to bring you the very best moments of what we do. these moments when the meaning of the story suddenly becomes clear and they only happen a few times each and every day. the reason we do what we do. like the one picture. so powerful. out of all of our dozens of video feeds in which the image of self tells the story.
or an interview in which cnn has unique access and the ability to get a story no one else has like just who is that other democrat bill clinton might support for president. look at the picture kind of gives it away, doesn't it? or the inspiring story of this computer genius who just happens to be living in the streets. bi bill weir has the story that makes you believe that human beings can conquer anything. these are the moments. the best of cnn today in case you missed it. now let's get started. we begin tonight right here in senator city with some new information on that deadly commuter train crash in the bronx. you may have heard that frightening quote from the engineer of this train, william rockefeller earlier today. he told investigators he was quote in a daze as he approached that sharp curve in the tracks going dangerously fast.
well now we know he wasn't just in a daze, he apparently fell asleep. in an interview with our own nic robertson the engineers union representative said that this engineer nodded off before he rounded that treacherous curve on those tracks. >> it's happened to all of us. you catch yourself -- sometimes we catch ourselves it's too late we're in the guardrail, right? i've done it myself. and unfortunately, i believe that's what's happened here. and it's a tragedy. and there's a lot of lives that are never going to be the same ever again. >> he added that the engineer is a good human being who is quote extremely distraught by what happened. so what's it like to live through a crash like this one? today will was a fascinating moment during wolf blitzer's afternoon program in which he's talking to cnn correspondent nic robertson who shares this harrowing story of when he actually lived through a violent
train crash. >> nic let me bring you back into this conversation. you were in a train crash yourself. tell us when that happened, what it was like. >> wolf, it was a long time ago. 1984. i was on my way to start literally my first day at work. the train was traveling from ed inbro to london. i was in a tiny sleeper car. the train was going too fast, tried to go around a 50-mile-per-hour bend 90 miles per hour. the train came off the car they was in and ended up climbing the embankment, twisting on its side, smashing into a house. fortunately there were no fatalities because the leading cars that took the brunt of the accident, you only had a limited small area to fall of our your bed and hit the wall. i broke my wrist putting out my hand to stop me as we hit the wall. but the disorientation you feel, the sense you're tumbling, noises of the rumbling it was
all building. it seemed to take a long time and then was over in an instant. i was a young guy. it was the beginning of my life. it world was going to be full of adventures. within a few hours i was back on another train heading south. i turned up for my first day at work with blood on my shirt and a story to tell. >> just imagine nic robertson there with wolf blitzer in case you missed it. new details into the investigation into the car crash that killed actor paul walker. today just awful evidence of exactly how violent it was. forensic pathologists had to turn to dental x-rays to identify the remains of the "fast and furious" star and those of the drive, roger rodas. now we know the fire that engulfed that porsche they were in did not erupt until a full minute after it hit that light pole. take a look. beyond the fence want you to watch the light pole and then
the tree go down. we've made'd it here in reality we counted, this is 60 full seconds before the fire erupted in the car you. see the smoke. if they could have gotten out of the car in that 60 seconds before the explosion we know they would have. but it appears likely that the impact was so powerful that they were either unable to escape or killed instantly. the los angeles county sheriff's investigation has focused on the speed of this 2005 porsche carrera gt. this $500,000 limited edition car is notoriously ditch to drive as cnn's kyung law experienced first hand today when she climbed into the passenger's seat which presumably would have been walker's seat and took to the windy roads calabasas, california with an amateur race car driver. take a look.
riding in a porsche carrera gt is simply visceral. [ laughter ] >> reporter: i'm the lucky passenger in michael winereb's porch. it's an important by day, amateur driver by night. one of the owners of the 13002005 carrera g ts ever made. >> it's under seven seconds. the steering on this car is so tight and responsive. there's almost nothing like it in terms of road feel. >> reporter: top speed 208 miles per hour. winereb's supercar has been souped up to 660 horsepower. >> is it easy to do something stupid? >> it is. because having so much power under your foot that things can happen. there can be a loss of control. >> reporter: winereb doesn't know what happened in actor paul
walker's car crash. but evening the owner of the exact same vehicle he guesses it might be this. a cold car, cold tires, not race track conditions. a super car pushed too hard. >> in some respects are you afraid of this car? >> yeah. you really have to be with this car with all the power it has. you have to be reserved and restrain yourself. it's like kind of taming a wild animal. and so if you were taming a wild animal you'd be afraid of it. so you have to be afraid of it to really be safe in the car. >> just imagine what riding in that thing must feel like. kyung lah, showing us how tough it is to handle. now to politics tonight, the question i just have to warn you, you will hear this approximately 1 million times in the next couple of years is hillary clinton running for president. juan carlos lopez from our sister network cnn es pan yoel landed an interview with former
president bill clinton. he asked something i hadn't heard before. you'll hear that in just a moment. first roll the question you know we had to ask. >> is mrs. clinton running for president? >> i don't know. >> oh, the nonanswer answer. no surprise there, mr. president. but now i want you to take a look at what happens when juan carlos asks a question the president was clearly not expecting. >> what kind of president do you think vice president joe biden would make if he runs and he wins? >> well, if he runs and he's the nominee i'll try to help him win. i think the world of him. i've known him for years and years and i have a very high opinion of him. i care a great deal about him and i think he's done a great job for the president and for the country. >> in case you missed it today if joe biden runs and if joe biden is the nominee he can count on the support of his good friend president clinton. i know a lot of qualifiers, ifs,
ants, ands. i don't know. but you know we and the rest of the media will keep asking questions. we want to take a quick break here. when we return our very best of the world out of the hundreds of video feeds that come to cnn from all over the world each and every day, we're digging deep tonight to find some excellent pieces of video you don't want to miss. don't go away. ions aren't nearly as nice as where we came from. with the wind chill, it's 10 below. flight attendants, prepare for landing. [ attendant ] we have record lows out there so bundle up, and thank you for flying with us. [ engine turns over ] ♪ [ male announcer ] now, with mybuick remote start, the new buick enclave makes sure you're ready for anything. ♪ just one more way the new enclave is smart made beautiful.
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then our staff is charged with culling through the material to show you really the best of the best tonight. i have a couple i want to show you. but first we begin a fire. i know you've seen a lot of fires on the news. but this one i promise you is different. this is a tremendous eight-alarm fire in south boston in this industrial building that was undergoing renovations. this is an army of firefighters. what we learned is that it took them hours to fight this thing. this is one of the biggest fires boston has seen in a long long time. no word yet on the cause. thankfully no one was killed. and we saw another kind, a much different kind of challenge specifically in syria today. our correspondent there, fred pleitgene and photographer were at the site of a suicide bombing in damascus. the tried to take pictures and take initial information. then i want you to hear fred
describe what happened next. >> reporter: we were turned away pretty quickly. it seemed as though they were shell shocked. these were soldiers. clearly not in a very good mood. certainly it seemed as though the last thing they wanted on the scene there was western television crew. there was syrian tv there and chinese film. they were able to film a little longer. the soldiers instructed us to leave as fast as possible. >> we had to borrow footage, photos from our reuters crew working alongside our cnn crew in order to tell this story. just a little bit of the back story of what it takes for our cnn crews to get the story for you in case you missed it. one last piece of video, your nation's christmas tree was lit, aha, beautiful pictures there capital lawn tonight. we have to take a quick break here. when we come back we get to talk to the newest member of our cnn family. bill weir. he worked at abc.
now you're you're ours. so nice to see you. i can't wait to hear this cool story about the homeless man faced with a unique offering, right? >> right. >> so we'll talk. >> let's talk. >> in case you missed it. >> amazing story. >> after this. [ female announcer ] thanks for financing my first car. thanks for giving me your smile. thanks for inspiring me. thanks for showing me my potential. for teaching me not to take life so seriously. thanks for loving me and being my best friend. don't forget to thank those
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welcome back to "in case you missed it." i'm brooke baldwin. to the most wonderful report we all agree we saw on cnn today courtesy of bill weir would joins me tonight to talk about this piece. good to see you. >> great to be part of your team. >> tell me about patrick and wheel. >> old adage give a man a fish he'll eat for a day. teach him to fish he'll eat for a lifetime. this guy named patrick, young, ambitious software engineer put a twist on that. teach a man to code and see what happens. he saw the same homeless guy every day. something about him he liked. he made him an offer. i'll give you $100 cash no strings or i'll teach you to be a computer engineer. the results are heart-warming.
>> let's watch. >> this is patrick, the kind of computer whiz who starts companies in college. he came to meet someone in tech who would buy his ideas and change his life. he just didn't know it would be the homeless guy on the walk to work. >> he just had something about him. and the first time i remember this thinking in my head like who is this guy? >> reporter: this is leo. as a kid he was obsessed with science, astronomy, chemistry, physics. but then he fell in with the wrong crowd, became a father too soon, and two years ago first lost his job and then his home. >> what did you think he wanted? >> i at any time think anything, man. you've got the wrong guy. no. he just said hey, this may sound strange but i'll give you an offer. i'll give you $100 and you spend it however you want to or i present you with this brand-new laptop and teach you how to code. and instantly i just said in my
mind, door number two. >> reporter: he would write code for hours, for days, on the banks of the hudson or in a corner nook in patrick's office. at night patrick would go home and leo would go back outside. shelters just aren't his thing. which all seemed fine until winter blew in. >> how do you stay warm on those really bitter nights? >> you go to the train station. >> yeah. >> or with tons of blankets. >> it's getting really cold. i keep telling him listen. he's like i'm good, man. let's keep going. >> reporter: patrick wanted to get him employ and housed asap. leo had other priorities. >> what is it you wanted to do with this information he was teaching you? >> to milwaukee the world a better place. >> reporter: see, he is a passionate environmentalist. his heroes are scientists who brave the rugged outdoors. >> this is what life is supposed to be like, you know? >> being outside? >> yeah. i want to be around plants and
trees, and i want to breathe as much oxygen as possible. >> reporter: since he's really worried about a changing climate, he decided to use his new skills to create a carbon-cutting app calls trees and cars. >> these would be riders in the same area? who want to ride with you. >> okay. >> reporter: if you make money off this app, are you going to go get an apartment? what are you going to do? >> oh, yeah of course. trump hotel. >> but even if he never makes it to the plaza he still has friends like these citi works looking out for him. >> don't judge someone. >> reporter: and then there is his infectious inner peace. all the money in silicon valley just can't buy. >> how do you imagine to keep such a positive attitude? >> faith. prayer. it works. try it. >> i love that. you feel the warmth from leo.
i love that he chose what was behind door number two how he said that. so with this app, when will we know if it's a good deal? >> it hits both android and the apple app store next week. and it's going to be 99 cents. he's working on trees for cars 2 which will give gas car cards as incentives for people who join gas pools. he needs a lot of people to join this thing to make it to work. but it's such an interesting case on mentorship. a lot of people saw this story -- at one point he got arrested for falling on a bench. police took his computer. a woman who works for google saw that, flew across country to give him a computer to keep him going. >> you are kidding me. >> she thinks this is a model for a new kind of homeless outreach. there are vets who have computer skills. that's the ultimate meritocracy. coding is the new language of the american dream. >> doesn't matter to have a college education. >> doesn't matter how you look
like, how you dress, if you can write elegant code you can make a living. they may be onto something here. we'll see. >> do you have faith that leo can keep this going whether or not this app takes off or not? we see all these stories folks on the street given a little something return, sucked back into that life. >> he has family who's invited him in and he refuses. he considers himself a scientist living in an alternative lifestyle outside. he got a tent. he's in a tent tonight in new york city down in barrier park. so he had a different set of priorities than a lot of us think is average. but meeting him, he's such a bright guy, so likable. has such a warm spirit. can't help but root for him. the just signed a book deal these two. >> that's a little something for him. let's follow up on that for sure. bill weir, i love that story. we wish him luck wherever he lands. now we take a quick break here but i have something you definitely want to see when you come back. you know america has a weight
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time fi finally tonight you know the expression "never let them see you sweat." tonight piers morgan let everyone see him sweat. now i want you to take your rpm number to 70. let's see how that goes. >> easy. 73. >> all right, piers, so i want you to stay at 70 but i want you to know take your torque up to 28? 28? stay at 70. how's that going? >> it's, you know, getting a little testy. >> should we try 30? >> why not? >> okay. >> now 30 and 70. that is a good balance? >> that's very good. >> how many seconds do i have to keep doing this for? >> in a suit nonetheless piers
morgan, now i know why i heard shouting coming from the studio tonight. piers you should have called on sanjay for help. that's what chris cuomo did this year. dr. gupta to the rescue. watch. >> is it okay if i go all the way down? >> i can't keep up. you're going too fast. >> the doctor giving chris a piggyback. dr. gupta that's impressive. if you were wondering what his secret is, it is definitely staying away from this. you have to see in giant gingerbread house. bryant, texas. in case you missed it today it this is the biggest gingerbread house in the world according to the guinness book of world records. it has 35 million 823,000400
calories. icing and gum drops and calories oh, my. i'm hungry looking at that. that's it for me tonight. i'm brooke baldwin. thanks so much for this is a "piers morgan live" losing it, america's fat obsession. tonight the weight of the nation bursting at the seems and estimated 19 million americans are now obese. it's taking a heavy toll on lives and health costs. what who is to blame and who to be done? the answers and solutions that should work. in tonight's special report, "losing it, america's fat obsession." good evening. you may not like counting calories but the numbers are tough to swallow. 17 million adults and 12.5