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after him? >> reporter: the fbi isn't saying in the affidavit they filed in court today. we do know they do a lot of ef s extensive monitoring of websites where people talk about travel to syria or support for isis and other groups that are over there fighting and so it does appear that they were onto him well before he decided to buy this plane ticket. $4,000 plane ticket. he decided to show up at o'hare airport to fly first to vienna and then to istanbul. he had a detailed plan according to the fbi. while he was at the airport, they searched his parents' home and found documents, handwritten documents, including his plan to go from istanbul from bus down to the south on the border near the border with syria. this is a route that a lot of
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people have used not only americans but europeans to get over to syria and to try to join the fight. >> evan, hang with me. ted, to you. i presume you're standing in front of his parents' home. was he living with his parents? >> reporter: apparently living with his parents and brothers and sisters referred to in the indictment it was handed down by the federal authorities and this is a classic midwestern suburban community and they live in a classic midwestern home here and talking to neighbors, this is always the case they're shocked that this young man would be accused of something as he is. they also said that they kept to themselves, the family here didn't come out much so nobody really knew him that we have talked to in this neighborhood. one of the things that was featured in that indictment that was handed down by the federal government was a letter that was taken from this home from khan to his parents telling them not
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to tell the authorities and saying that he was going to fight in syria for the islamic state and that he even invited them to come fight with him because he said that he was disgusted by the fact that now that he was an adult he would have to pay taxes in the united states and he couldn't foresee himself contributing to the dead grags of the society and compelling evidence found inside this home. >> we have sound from people you talked to. go ahead and roll it. >> i don't know anything about them. they stick to themselves. >> that was just one example, ted rowlands, of someone you spoke to in the neighborhood. evan, i have to come back to
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you. i want more from you as far as what was poufound in the parent home and also this round trip ticket that he bought. >> that's a key part of this. people are suspicious did he plan to come back. i tell you this. the fbi keeps an eye on people that buy one-way tickets. this is a classic way to try to avoid detection. according to the fbi, he was interviewed for three hours on saturday night after he was arrested and he waived his miranda rights and said he was going there to do humanitarian work or possibly to engage in combat. he had according to the affidavit that the feds filed, he also had a list of people, four people, that he said he was going to be in touch with once he got there and so we don't know exactly whether there were any other recruiters in this country. we know that he knew who he was getting in touch with once he got to turkey and eventually to syria. >> this is all this information coming out. i'm sure we'll learn more and
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more. we'll watch for both of your reporting throughout the course of the evening here on cnn. evan perez, ted rowlands, thank you both very much. and as we hear about this right now, i want to show you a picture on top of a building the most feared flag in the world is now flying. that we spotlighted for you. the black flag of isis hoisted on this building and a hilltop in kobani. this is a key border city. it straddles that syrian/turkish border and for three weeks this has been the flash point of a deadly assault by isis militants and today kurdish fighters are seemingly losing the battle in the southeastern part of the city. you have the turkish forces that have fortified the frontier their country shares with syria and iraq but have not engaged is is isis directly even though kobani is on turkey's doorstep. >> we'll do everything possible to help people of kobani because they are our brothers and
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sisters. we don't see them as kurds or arabs. if there is a need for intervention to kobani, we are told there is a need into all syria, all of our border. >> joining me now, our senior international correspondent there along the border. it's pitch black where you are. just after 10:00 your time. perhaps advantageous for the isis fighters because of night vision equipment, right? >> reporter: the kurdish fighting force initially thought that when isis managed to enter the city of kobani that perhaps the kurdish fighting force would have the upper hand given that they have local knowledge of the streets but instead they found themselves at a very decisive disadvantage because they say isis has night vision capabilities. snipers with night scopes that they have at their disposal. now, we spent all day watching
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the fighting taking place in kobani being pounded by artillery. the isis flag flying not just from that building but also from a very strategically located hilltop. the fighters inside are doing whatever it is that they can but quite frankly they cannot hold out indefinitely. they want to see more international action. they want to see the coalition doing more. there's also a lot of indignation and anger at the fact that this u.s. led coalition let the situation in kobani deteriorate to this degree. they feel as if there were plenty of opportunities when isis was out in the open whether it was when they were fighting on hilltops or moving massive convoys of their equipment and military machinery that the coalition could have used these opportunities to actually take out these isis fighters and instead kobani finds itself on the brink of collapse. >> we're getting breaking news in the war against isis because
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we're hearing of mortars in baghdad. in the capital city. we're also learning about the u.s. apache helicopters targeting isis in fallujah. coming up next, we'll talk live with the air force colonel who developed the air strategy for operation desert storm and how does he grade the u.s. air strikes thus far and what might he do differently? he'll join me live and a nurse that heads a union that represents nurses nationwide says they are unprepared to handle ebola patients. what's being done to change that? let's find out next. [ female announcer ] this is our new turkey cranberry flatbread before we craft it into a sandwich. the amazingly tender roasted turkey -- always raised without antibiotics, the zesty cranberry mostarda, the freshly baked flatbread... but here's what you don't always see. the care and attention that goes into it. because what matters most
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a key border city could be about to fall to isis. black flags are over the city of kobani there on the turkish/syrian border. back in baghdad alarms have been sounding as we get reports that mortars are falling within the city's green zone. we're also watching fallujah. very, very closely. that's the city captured and then lost by isis. as iraqi forces are struggling to keep that city and u.s. apache helicopters are now moving in. joining me now, john warden, retired u.s. air force and author of "the air campaign." you developed the so-called five rings theory of air attack. hit its leadership, communication and transportation, infrastructure, popular support, and troops in the field and we'll get to that in just a minute in your own experience but first welcome to
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you and let's begin with this shelling, colonel, in baghdad's green zone. a major push on nearby fallujah. we keep hearing that baghdad is too big to fall but might that be the u.s. underestimating isis again? >> well, that's entirely possible. they have taken cities this big but the mere fact that these guys are able to get even close to it i find that to be extraordinarily disturbing. it simply should not be happening. >> what about this apache helicopter offensive now in the area? your take? >> so helicopters are certainly useful but they don't have the same capability as fixed wing airplanes nor to the best of my knowledge do they have the numbers that would really be required to be effective in this particular kind of an operation. >> so this is what's happening. this is the information we're
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getting out of baghdad. let me ask you based upon your own experience about your five prong air operation strategy from operation desert storm. could the you csuccess you saw in kobani now? >> i see no reason why it shouldn't. what our problem is that so far we have been averaging something like only five or ten per day. so in the first day of operations in the first gulf war, we flew more than 100 times that many and that was something that the iraqis simply couldn't withstand. we haven't done that yet. at what point will we do that? this is a very different war. the president has made it very clear this is an entirely different situation but at what point might that be necessary? >> so the president declaring it's a different kind of a war doesn't make it a different kind of war. what the president has really
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said is that he intends to conduct the war in a very measured, very slow kind of way which he may or may not realize but that really is by far the most dangerous, the most expensive kind of a war to fight and the one that has the lowest probability of winning. it's not a good idea. >> what would be a good idea, sir? >> a good idea is to put enough airplanes from both the sea and the ground over the skies of syria and over the skies of iraq that you simply induce an operational and strategic paralysis on the part of the islamic state guys. i would guess that right now that the majority of these guys have not yet seen an american fighter or bomber attack of any kind because the attack intensity has been so extraordinarily low. this is not the way to fight an air war. >> just curious as we talk so
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much about kobani and talk to other military experts who say this is insignificant. the taking of kobani is insignificant. i guess my pushback on that is it not symbolic this is part of the strategic highway that isis would create and this would encroach upon turkey? >> to me i would agree with you. it probably has little or no military value but it probably has a fair amount of strategic value because it's another, if you will, another feather in the islamic state cap that in the face of apparently the strength of america, here these guys are able to capture cities on the turkish border away from the kurds and it's not a good thing to have happen from an overall psychological standpoint. >> you hit the nail on the head saying psychological. colonel john warden, thank you so much. come back. we appreciate your expertise. vice president joe biden
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forced to apologize about comments he made about u.s. allies and isis and hear the president's comments getting him in trouble today and harsh words one world leader had in response. plus, how prepared are our u.s. hospitals for an ebola outbreak especially after what we've been seeing in dallas? my next guest is a nurse and she says her fellow nurses across the country are not, i repeat are not ready to deal with ebola patients. what needs to change? that's next. we put all the apps you love... inside a car designed to connect you to a world of possibilities. the connected car by volvo innovating for you.
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now to ebola. health ministry officials in madrid confirmed a nurse tested positive for ebola. she treated an infected spanish missionary who recently died and this is significant because this makes it the first known case from this current ebola outbreak to be contracted outside of west africa. certainly this will heighten concerns among american nurses. many say they are worried they are not prepared to treat ebola patients and protect themselves at the same time. let's talk about this now with an intensive care unit nurse at boston medical center and co-president of the national nurses united. thank you for being a firnurse first and foremost. why do you feel that nurses are unprepared? >> i think the issue is that we had obviously been concerned about this before dallas
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happened and i think dallas was an opening to be able to actually do a quick survey and look at nurses and ask them across the country how prepared were they and how prepared are they and 85% of the nurses that we spoke to and i think there was over 1,500 got a quick survey very rapidly said they felt they were not prepared and they either didn't have any information or what they had they felt was very lacking so, you know, our goal here is to not live in fear of this but to basically have a plan in effect that would actually work across this country and so what we're doing is saying, you know what? we need the government, we need cdc and we need the state departments of public health to get together and come up with a uniformed plan. we have multiple healthcare systems and they're all independent and they all are doing what they feel they should be doing and none of them are consistent in any way, shape or form. as we've seen, we need to be
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able to do this. what we want is a uniformed plan so people don't live in fear but understand there's a really strong uniform plan in place. >> that's what it is. i want to hear you loud and clear. it's not that you lack the facility, the technology, the medicine, although there is lacking medicine in this particular story but it's x, y, z, if and when an ebola patient comes in you know what to do. >> what we should be doing and why we want to talk to department of public health is come down with a plan that gives us specific hospitals. not every hospital needs to take ebola patients. we should have hospitals that are ready that their staff is well trained to take these. we've seen this in some of the hospitals that have been taking these patients from africa. we should have equipment and a place where they can go so they would be the hospitals that would be the actual hospital that would take these patients no matter where they show up.
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and then we should have the staff well trained to be able to do this. it shouldn't be just for ebola. it should be for any disease that we have concerns about. right now that's not in place and that's the biggest fear. you can go from place to place and you can find we are in hazmat suits to being in gowns and boots. that's not good. that's not good for patients. that's not good for the healthcare worker and it's not good for the hospital to be doing this. what we're looking for is someone to come up with a plan that is actually uniform and that we are all doing the same thing and we don't need to put all of these patients in every hospital if they show up in different places and that we have designated places where we can put them in. i think it would lower the fear and then well trained nurses, a lot of good equipment to followthrough and i think that this would basically help everybody dealing with this in the future and going forward. >> karen higgens, i know we have phenomenal nurses. we need the plan.
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everyone in the united states is watching nodding their head saying, yes, yes, we need that preparation and that plan. i hope we get that. thank you so much. i really appreciate it. >> no problem. we're working hard to make sure that we do this for people. hopefully we'll have a plan and we'll be better prepared and people don't have to worry in fear of what's out there right now. >> i have no doubt you all not just in boston but across the country are working hard on that. we appreciate you very much for doing so. let's move along. some of the united states allies in this fight against isis did not take kindly to remarks made by the vice president joe biden. what did he say that led him to apologize? and was there any truth in what he said? that's next. if you don't think top of my game when you think aarp, you don't know "aarp." aarp's staying sharp keeps your brain healthy with online exercises by the top minds in brain science. find more real possibilities at aarp.org/possibilities.
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call now to request your free decision guide. and learn more about the kinds of plans that will be here for you now -- and down the road. i have a lifetime of experience. so i know how important that is. just about the bottom of the hour. i'm brooke baldwin. joe biden definitely has a reputation for speaking his mind and off the cuff style has got him into trouble yet again because the vice president made two apologies to a pair of world leaders over the weekend after fallout from remarks he made last week at harvard. here it was. >> our allies in the region were our largest problem in syria. turks were great friends. the saudis. et cetera. what were they doing? they were so determined to take
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down assad and have a proxy sunni shia war what did they do? they poured hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against assad except that the people who were being supplied were al qaeda and the extremists elements of jihadies coming from other parts of the world. >> that was the vice president last thursday. the turkish president said biden will be history to me if he doesn't apologize. what did the vice president do? he called leaders in both countries to clarify that he never meant to imply they were intentionally backing terror groups. let's discuss because this has
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greater implications. welcome to both of you. let's start with you in paris. clearly joe biden broke some sort of unwritten diplomatic rules here. was it the substance of what he said that got him in trouble or was it the fact that he just said this in a public forum? >> i think both. i think the turks have been unwilling to admit what's been going on and everybody has known that it's going on, which is that most of the jihadist that have gone in from overseas into syria have been going in through turkey. they have had a free pass to move through turkey for a long time. a lot of weapons and even heavy weapons that have gone into isis over the last couple of years precursor group and now isis came through turkey. everybody knew that. everybody knows that. the money that was going in, the resources that were going in to fight assad were being funneled
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into these extremists organizations. in fact, the saudis and united arab emirates and turks were indiscriminate where those resources were going and they have fed isis. biden stated that as a truth and it is the truth. there are other truths. there are bigger questions and then there is diplomacy. in the middle east, people are not supposed to say exactly what they think and that's what biden was doing and that was what was inexcusable. >> that's precisely what he did. we hear back at home that's biden being biden but is this a gaffe? we talked about diplomacy that goes way too far. i wonder about far reaching consequences of this gaffe. >> chris knows better than most because there's been excellent reporting in the daily beast about turkey's role in
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emboldening isis. there was a recent report last week as kobani was taken off by isis, turkish soldiers a mile over the border were seen chatting and cooking. you can understand joe biden's frustration but his indictment is startlingly incomplete. you know, as far back as 2012, his own administration, the united states, was asking turkey and jordan and other arab allies to help arm and train syrian rebels. if they're response be a so are we. as for politics of this, joe biden often forgets that he's a proxy voice for both the president and american policy. he forgets this. he did this back in 2012 when he sort of got ahead of the president on gay marriage. he later apologized to the president for that. he said that i didn't offer up
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and volunteer a position but i asked a question and i answered it. of course he did volunteer a position. the president's position. and he did the same thing here. he volunteered a position that spoke for the united states and it's not one that the united states really wanted out there just right now. >> at the same time we also have talked about vice president biden when this story was percolating we haven't heard strongly from the president but members of his cabinet but from the vice president words of we'll follow you to the gates of hell and everyone said where is that from the president? that was the vice president in a different sense. i know that christiane amanpour spoke to the turkish prime minister about these comments that vice president joe biden made and he said i can't keep track of every single person that crosses my borders just as the united states can't keep track of everyone that crosses the border from mexico. my question to you is looking forward, how might these comments -- you talk about the
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facts and diplomacy, how might this derail any involvement from turkey in this coalition? >> i think it's one of those things that turkey might use as an excuse if it wants to get out of the coalition or do even less than it's been doing which would be hard to imagine. >> hurt feelings? >> right now we talk about kobani. the hurricanes are always talking about their dignity and honor and that's fine. they should have dignity and honor. they are a proud people. a great people. but there is almost a personal vendetta against assad. long before that, he was turned on and made it a mission to get rid of him. that's his first priority. his second priority is to keep the kurds in place and his third priority is isis. right now that's the total reverse of the american priorities and that's a real
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problem. >> thank you both for the discussion. let me remind all of you tonight on cnn, special investigation into the funding of isis. how does the terror group get its money? what's the u.s. doing to try to stop that flow? the isis money trail 7:00 eastern here on cnn. coming up next, a surprise decision by the supreme court. justices deciding not to take on same-sex marriage and that could have an impact on a dozen states across the country. we'll explain next. , we thought, "wow, how is there no way to tell the good from the bad?" so we gave people the power of the review. and now angie's list is revolutionizing local service again. you can easily buy and schedule services from top-rated providers. conveniently stay up to date on progress. and effortlessly turn your photos into finished projects with our snapfix app. visit angieslist.com today. ♪
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so because the supreme court did not do today, same-sex marriage is on the road to becoming legal in the majority of states. before today it was allowed in 19 states. look at my map. the ones in yellow. this morning the justices announce they will not reveal
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appeals from five states trying to keep bans on same-sex marriage and so the courts lack of action means 11 more states will permit same-sex marriage bringing the total to 30. cnn's senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin joins me. there he is. can you explain why the rejection of this review will lead to these additional states allowing for same-sex marriage. >> here's the deal. what happened was three federal appeals courts held that there is a right to same-sex marriage. the opponents appealed and said reinstate the ban on same-sex marriage. what the supreme court did today was nothing. they left standing the rulings of lower courts that said these bans in the five states, which represents 11 states, those bans
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are gone now. this is not to say the supreme court couldn't down the road revisit the issue and say we will look at this issue and rule the other way but for the time being 30 states with more than 60% of the population all those states have same-sex marriage. >> that was my next question that you kind of answered. i wonder if this inaction/action would mean that this was it as far as debate at the u.s. supreme court. i think you're saying they can change their minds. >> in fact, there are some cases pending in courts of appeals where it looks like based on judges who are ruling they might rule against same-sex marriage and that the point you would have a conflict. some appeals courts rule one way and some the other and the supreme court would have to take up the issue. it's hard to imagine that once
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a man who wears many hats and has worked many jobs and has sold you cat toys or a cat bag. we're going there, rowe. lava lamps. he took you from coal mines to crab boats on the discovery channel's series "dirty jobs" and he was a opera singer in baltimore. it's here at cnn where mike rowe plans to take you to the people and the newest original series someone has to do it, rowe introduces you to people who simply have to do it. here he is sitting on set with me. i thought you were going to stand me up. you made it. >> the way you said that, it made it interesting. i was hanging on every word you
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were saying and believing most of it. thank you. >> you're welcome. >> thanks for coming to my party. >> you're welcome. thanks for having us. >> they threw me a party. >> a bit of a shindig which was awesome. we have pictures. you may want to hold off on thinking me. hang on a second. roll the clip. get excited for wednesday. >> clips. >> my wet suit is on backwards and my might care when i go down to depth. >> you may want to change that. >> zip me. >> how does that fit now? >> it feels like a dream. >> nicely done. >> thank you. how are you? >> good.
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how are you doing? >> i feel great thanks. >> you'll feel better in the deep pool. >> getting in the water here is complicated. >> building suspense. >> so he's in the wet suit, which we'll talk a ton about that obviously. but opera singer to somebody's got to do it i'm not sure of the segue but can we begin with the baltimore opera. how did that happen? >> it's a crooked road. the opera was 1984. back in baltimore in 1984 the unions were a big deal. i wanted to work in acting and commercials and i had to be in the screen actors gild but i couldn't get into either union because you can't back then you couldn't do that kind of work unless you were in the union but you couldn't do the union work unless you had your union card and you couldn't get your union card unless you had done the
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work. there was a loophole. another union that if you could get into that gild, you can buy your membership into the other gilds and that gild oversaw the opera. so long story short, it occurred to me i would have a better chance of faking my way into the opera than i would into the movies. so i learned the shortest one i could find and i auditioned and i got in. >> do you remember it? >> yeah. >> we're in the middle of the newsroom. these people would get woken up. let's go, rowe. seriously. live on cnn. ♪ wake up, you producers. >> yes!
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mike rowe, part of the cnn family. you have been amazing up here singing, poking a little fun at your qvc days. here you are at cnn. we have pictures of your parents. they must be pretty darn proud. >> they say they're proud. they're both accomplished actors. you can't believe anything they say. there we were at the ball game two days ago. >> mom and dad.
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>> they were so excited. my mother was screaming at the top of her lungs and holding her ears at the same time. >> over the game. not over you working at cnn. >> well. her mom, my nanna, threw out the first pitch ten years ago at an orioles game. and she's like a legend in baltimore. she fell and broke her hip -- this is not funny. >> it should not be funny. >> but she was in the living room. she was watching the game in the den and the phone was in the kitchen. so she could either crawl to the kitchen to call 911 or crawl back to the den to watch the end of the orioles game. >> she watched the game. >> she crawled to the den, then crawled to the phone. my mother wrote a story about it and the baltimore orioles gave her a box and let her throw out the first pitch. >> get out of here. >> we go way back with the orioles. >> tell me about "somebody's got to do it."
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it's about the people. >> people say, somebody's got to do it, a continuation of "dirty jobs." it's a fair question because you spend ten years and 300 jobs in all 50 states doing stuff. but the truth is, "dirty jobs" began with a little segment called "somebody's got to do it" on cbs in san francisco where i live. and what i wanted to do was pick up where i started. it was not only about dirt, grime, slime and overtime. it's about people, passion and people who wake up kind of agitated because the world's not the way they want it or they have some thing that completely drives them. those are the people i find the most interesting. but they weren't dirty enough to feature. >> to make the cut. >> now i'm circling back. >> tell me about -- we're watching some of the clips.
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this is the first episode on wednesday. >> this is the first show. we went to las vegas because i heard a story about -- i'm going to say the greatest sta esest sn the world. he oversees the most hazardous show i've ever seen. i couldn't tell you what the plot is about. but these boneless people fly through the air, drop off 80 feet off the ceiling into a pool and then a stage goes over the top of the pool. so they're scuba divers, crazy acrobatics. and one guy is in charge of all of it. so i wanted to meet him to get a sense of what it's like to be that far behind the scenes in a show that's that level of spectacle. that's dale there. we were just looking at chris. she's in charge of everybody who dives. >> awesome. >> it's actually mind-blowing. >> i can't wait. it begins wednesday.
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when i have you -- 60 seconds, can we do a little word association? i want you to just say whatever comes to mind. >> number one, cnn? >> this is. >> dirty? >> mike. >> biggest regret? >> that won't get you fired? none. >> politics? >> no. >> marriage? >> maybe. >> roger goodell? >> no. will not marry him. >> and finally, luckiest moment? >> counting this one? >> oh! no, be real. >> my luckiest moment, 1962, march. there i was minding my own business, in the womb, and then bang, here i am, out in the world, walking around, fogging a mirror. fogging a mirror. >> broke the mirror. make sure you watch this guy
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wednesday night, "somebody's got to do it" debuts at 9:00 eastern. you're a dear. >> you're a dear. >> thank you so much. we have to go to washington. "the lead" with jake tapper starts. >> i like jake tapper. >> i do, too. the black flag of isis was raised over a key syrian border town just as u.s. authorities arrested an american teenager allegedly trying to join the terrorist group. i'm jake tapper. this is "the lead." the national lead, he was steps away from boarding the plane. federal authorities grabbing a 19-year-old american accused of trying to leave the suburbs to fight for isis on the battlefields of syria and iraq. also in national news, after the first ebola case ever diagnosed in the u.s. popped up in his state, the texas governor announces a plan to stop ebola at the border. but would it have stopped thomas duncan from reaching dallas? >>