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hello, everyone, and a big welcome to those of you watching here in the u.s. and around the world, i'm errol barnett with you for the next two hours. coming up, we can report on a new twist in the ebola outbreak. a nurse in spain becomes the first person to contract ebola outside of west africa. also, more screenings, president barack obama says the u.s. will increase its vij lens for ebola at american airports. >> i consider this a top national security priority. >> also coming up for you, as isis militants tighten their grip on a key syrian city, we'll
meet some of the women on the front lines of the fight. also ahead, advocates for same sex marriage celebrate after the u.s. supreme court takes a pass on this divisive issue. quite a bit to get to, we begin with deepening concerns, which are really everywhere about ebola. this outbreak, there are two major develops we want to bring you now. the first known case of a patient contracting the virus outside of africa. u.s. president obama is pressing countries to get involved in this outbreak. new systems are being developed to screen passengers with the virus within and outside the united states. let's begin on the developments out of europe, to spain.
al goodman joins us. those suffering with the virus, good to see you this morning, al. i understand this nurse wasn't the only individual that was part of this team. give us an update on her condition perhaps how she contracted the virus, and how other members of her team are doing today? >> hi, the nurse's assistant the is around 40 years old, she's married, has no children, and she was part of the medical team at madrid's reference hospital for infectious diseases treating two spanish missionary who had contracted ebola in west africa. they each had been flown back to madrid to this hospital where one died in august, the other on september 26th, she went on vacation, the nurse's assistant the day afterwards, and a few days into her raks, and we don't know where that is. according to officials, they haven't revealed that yet, she felt ill, she was under
observation, her feev shot up yesterday, she went into the hospital, and now she's been transferred to this reference hospital. there's a lot of attention on her, and authorities have put the other 30 members of this medical team treating the ebola patients here under observation. unions say that might be as high as 60. they're also looking at her other contacts. there's a lot of consternation. >> this taps into why people around the world are so fearful right now, it's the ability of ebola to be transferred from person to person while the person is suffering from the virus. but not before they're showing any symptoms. just there's the u.s. case of thomas eric duncan, where he had a number of flights before he got to the u.s. there in spain, you mentioned some of the unions. some are saying that the union did predict that spain would have to work harder and to develop its preparedness to fight this kind of outbreak, what's being said on that front,
what are they referring to there? >> the unions have been given warnings to the government. basically saying these massive budget cuts that have happened are impacting health care in particular, the possibility to correctly fight ebola. they are say iing we're reading the suits, the gloves, the whole mechanisms to protect the health care workers, according do some of the unions, those were not up to standards, we're expecting to hear a press conference from the unions where they're all coming together, so the pressure is going to increase on the government, here on the street, there have certainly been concerns expressed. we heard some just a few hours ago, let's listen. >> yes, we see it inside our own country. inside the peninsula it started. those from outside can spread it, so we worry.
>> if we get nervous, we won't get anywhere. but that's harder, we need to be calm. there is nothing else we can do. >> clearly there's a lot of pressure on the government right now to go public with more information, where was the nurse's assistant on vacation? who else might need to come under observation? errol? >> al goodman live for us in madrid, spain, ahead of a meeting to figure out if more could have been done. the whole world watching to make sure the ebola virus doesn't continue to spread outside of west africa as it's doing right now. thank you very much for that. we can give you an overview of how bad the ebola virus is at the moment. the world health organization saying there have been more than 7,000 confirmed or suspected cases of ebola in west africa, so far, 3400 of them have been fatal, the scary thing is, the picture you're looking at now, could only be part of the big
problem. the fear is, the real numbers could be much higher. the vast majority of these cases of deaths are in lie beer kbber more than 2,000 people have died. in dallas, texas, the first person to be diagnosed with ebola in the u.s. remains in critical condition. thomas eric duncan is receiving an experimental anti-viral drug right now, that was originally developed to battle viruses like smallpox. the nebraska medical center is treating another ebola patient. he was strong enough to walk off the plane on his return from west africa, that's a slightly positive sign. president obama is urging foreign leaders to do more to fight this outbreak. >> it is important for americans to know the facts. and that is, that because of the measures that we've put in place, as well as our world class health system, and the nature of the ebola virus
itself, which is difficult to transmit, the chances of an ebola outbreak in the united states is extremely low. >> those words meant to reassure many americans, many don't understand why screening didn't stop a man with ebola from entering the states in the first place. and why the hospital where he first sought treatment, that's in texas, botched his diagnosis. ed lavandera takes a closer look at the case and the fallout. >> it took just one ebola patient to show the vulnerabilities of screening for the deadly virus. >> we have learned some things given what took place in dallas. >> at times the response has seemed chaotic, keeping track of nearly 50 people who made contact with ebola patient thomas eric duncan has had its issues. >> we need to locate this individual, and we could use your help in letting them know,
they're not in trouble. we want to move in to a comfortable and compassionate place and care for their every need while we monitor them. >> the biggest confusion still swirls around duncan's first visit to texas health presbyterian hospital in dallas. on the night of september 25th, and why he was sent home, possibly infecting others, oath to be admitted into the hospital three days later. last week, the hospital said a flaw in the electronic health record led to his release, despite duncan admitting he had just been in west africa. the next day, the hospital sent out a clarification. there was no flaw in the electronic health record in the way the physician and nursing portions reacted related to this event. we asked hospital officials several times to clarify what went wrong, but did not get a response to our questions. we were able to ask the head of the texas department of health. >> the hospital said they blamed the electronic health record, and then changed that on friday.
but haven't really given an explanation as to what happened. have you learned more about why he wasn't kept there originally when he first visited? >> i don't have the full information yet, i can understand how people could be frustrated with that mixed message that you got. i think we will need to look at that. >> health experts acknowledge that the first case of ebola to be diagnosed in the united states has uncovered flaws and unanticipated issues. >> there were mistakes made. there will probably be mistakes made in the future as we go forward. i stand by the fact that the process is working. we don't have an outbreak. we have one event that is being handled properly. >> now, the church duncan's partner attends says he came to the u.s. so they could get married. luis spoke with cnn's anderson cooper but doesn't want her full name used. she hasn't felt any symptoms
yet, and she's pleading for all possible medical help to save duncan's life. >> i am worried, i am sad, and i'm just -- i thank god. the people that come from liberia. people with ebola that came, please help save his life. he is too young to die. >> there is no known cure for ebola, but several vaccines are in the works. many of them experimental. we've reported on them so far, if you're interested to see where they stand at the moment, head on over to cnn.com. i want to bring you this information into cnn now, south korea and north korea patrol boats have exchanged fire in the yellow sea. a north korean boat crossed a disputed demarcation line. the south korean vessel fired warning shots, and the north
korean boat returned fire and retreated. no south korean injuries are reported at this hour, we're watching it very closely. the area has seen numerous clashes in the past. still to come for you here on cnn, as foreign fighters enter syria, one father in the u.k., begs his jihadi sons to return home. a surprising u.s. supreme court decision may pave the way for same sex marriage across the united states. details on this after the break. uhhh. no, that can't happen. that's the thing, you don't know how long it has to last. everyone has retirement questions. so ameriprise created the exclusive.. confident retirement approach. now you and your ameripise advisor can get the real answers you need. well, knowing gives you confidence. start building your confident retirement today.
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2,000 people did manage to flee into turkey overnight. if isis takes kobani, it would be significant. they would control land from their self-declared capital of raqqa to turkey. a teenager is under charges of trying to join isis. this comes amid growing concern in washington about the group's growing advance. jim scioto has more. >> he felt an obligation to migrate to isis controlled land. he is the latest of roughly a dozen americans to volunteer for isis. he was arrested at chicago's o'hare airport just as he was about to board what he allegedly said was a one way journey to syria, and to war. on the ground there, isis is advancing even in the face of
american air power. today in kobani, kurdish fighters are locked in bloody street battles with isis. they have already raised their black flags on a building and hilltop overlooking the town, reigning down shell fire from tanks and heavy artillery. we hoped american planes would help us. instead, american tanks in the hands of isis are killing us. u.s. officials call the effort against isis there ongoing. >> this is something where we've long said from the beginning, that this would take some time, we're working closely to do everything we can. to help push back isil in this part of the country. >> in iraq, where u.s. officials hope the combination of coalition air power and iraqi army units would turn the tide, isis is still advancing as well. capturing the city of hiit and
closing in on ramadi. with iraqi forces faltering, the u.s. deployed apache attack helicopters to come to the rescue of overwhelmed iraqi soldiers. >> the strategy is not going to work to destroy isil, but we have a series of half measures with isil, which will draw this conflict down and will not lead to the destruction of isis. >> you can see how difficult it's been to gain back territory from isis, this is iraq before the u.s. led air campaign started. at the time, there were 13 cities under isis control. this is today, 59 days into the air campaign now 14 cities under isis control fp they added hiit and now ramadi being contested as well. there's no reason for before and after, there were and still are
10 cities under isis control. jim sciuto, cnn. british officials are trying to stop young men and women from joining isis. carl penhaul spoke with a father who already lost one son in syria. >> i feel happy he died a good death, if you like. at the same time, we feel sad from the loss. so much -- >> one son already dead. two more still on syria's front lines. >> he desperately wants them home. >> on this issue as a father, very selfish, i think what my son's first. i would -- that is the bottom
line. >> ahmed british born and bread, was first to leave, he was 19. he took up arms a year ago with an al qaeda linked faction battling the syrian rah gem, but also designated a terrorist group by the u.s. now, in northwest syria, i asked ahmed what led him from his english seaside home to the battlefield. >> to me it doesn't make sense that more people are being attacked, and you see -- why is that considered extreme, when you -- we need to rescue our religion, and our people, why is it seen as extreme? has it reached to a point that the morals of life are only to care for yourself. >> his younger brothers joined him on jihad. he tried unsuccessfully to persuade his sons to focus only on the humanitarian effort.
in april, the news this father had been dreading. one of his three jihadi sons was killed. >> he advanced into the territory of the syrian army, and then a sniper shot him in his chest, i think. and he fell on his back to the sky. and -- >> since the launch of u.s. air strikes in syria. he knows the danger is growing for his two surviving sons. >> the u.s. contends its primarily targeting isis, not al nusra. al nusra units were also bombed last week. al nusra may now cut a deal with one-time rivals, isis, to confront the american led offensive. >> the scholars of islam have come together to work toward a
peace treaty between all of the groups, as they say, it's more beneficial to face this coalition. but still we have our islamic differences. >> on the home front, he wants a different kind of deal, a british government amnesty that would allow foreign jihadis like his sons to come home. >> you tell people you are already a terrorist, you are going to be imprisoned if you come back, you're going to be punished, so what you're saying, don't come back? >> so i think it should be an exit strategy. >> as the skype signal fades, no hint ahmed is looking for the offramp. he has a message for his family. >> be patient and earn the reward by being patient.
>> leaving his father clinging only to snapshots of a summer long gone. carl penhaul, cnn, england. still to come for you here on cnn, a decision by the u.s. supreme court could be a major win for same sex marriage advocates. ahead, we'll show you how the decision may change marriage laws in up to 11 states.
a massive crisis in california. more on the severe drought situation. nor californians, this will be the new normal? >> yes. >> this drought has been going on for so long, it's going to get worse. >> i want to share with you what nasa shared with us, earlier monday afternoon, when it comes to satellite images, they sent several satellites into orbit in 2002, to measure gravity field variations. with gravity field variations, you can tell what's going on beneath the surface, when it
comes to august aquifers. we had plenty of moisture coming off an el nino season in the late 1990s, a few years later, you see some red beginning to take shape. a critical portion of california by 2014, you're talking about one of the driest periods in over 100 years across california. and of course, the perspective shows you how quickly conditions went down hill, central valley region for our international viewers, twice the size of taiwan, that's how large of a region we're talking about, or even in the u.s., take the states of massachusetts and new jersey. put them together we're talking about 25,000 square miles of land, that brings into the united states 250 different crops groecrop s grown across this region. about 40% of the u.s. fruits and nut supply comes out of this
area as well. with 75% of californians irrigated land is saying, just the irrigation, taking the groundwater from this region to irrigate all the food across this region is causing a loss of 4 trillion gallons of water or 15 trillion liters of water per year. here's the forecast over the next three years. still persistent to intensifying drought across the western portion of the u.s. mainly, across much of the state of california, and a pattern in recent months from december of 2013, 27% on the extreme drought category, this is june of 2014, where we pushed up to 76%. you notice extreme category goes up into the 80 percentile when you talk about current status. this doesn't look good for the state of california, as a whole when it comes to drought. >> exceptional drought, sounds positive, it's anything but. this thing is quite severe. same sex marriages are now legal in 24 u.s. states, that
number could soon grow after the u.s. supreme court said monday it will not take up the issue this session. karen has more on the high courts surprise decision. >> i'm shaking with emotion right now. i've been shaking all morning. >> on the first day of its new term. the supreme court decided to stay out of the debate on same sex marriage, by refusing to hear cases brought by five states, decisions by lower courts stand for now. the rulings declared bans on same sex marriage unconstitutional. >> i feel like it's not something they wanted to entertain. it's something that i believe that all americans should be treated as equals in the eyes of the law about. >> the appeals had been brought by utah, oklahoma, wisconsin, virginia and indiana. couples in those states have already begun applying for marriage licenses. >> it's now not only legal, but also required that i issue licenses to every couple in
indiana without discrimination. >> all virginia ans have the con sti tugszal right to be treated fairly and equally. to have loving, committed relationships recognized and respected. >> same sex couples in six other states may be able to marry soon because they fall under the same circuit appeals courts that struck down bans. in washington, cnn. coming up for you, a thorough scrub down in dallas to guard against the spread of ebola. is what you're seeing here this clean up, actually create another risk? we'll explore that question next. and later protesters are still occupying key parts of hong kong. as you can see from these live pictures, their numbers are dwindling. is this movement losing momentum? mmmm. these are good!
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on cnn. isis is on the verge of capturing kobani. the militants raised black flags on the eastern edge of the city monday while artillery fire reigned down inside. a senior u.s. military official says many isis targets are too close to the turkish border for air strikes. south korean and north korean patrol boats have exchanged fire in the yellow sea. south korean officials say a north korean boat crossed a disputed demarcation line. the south korean vessel fired warning shots before the north korean boat returned fire and retreated. the first known case of ebola contracted outside of africa is a nurse's assistant the in spain. she was part of a medical team that treated a spanish missionary and priest who both got the virus in africa. both of them died after returning to spain. officials are tracking everyone they can find who's come into contact with thomas
eric duncan to stop ebola from spreading in the u.s. they're making sure the apartment he's staying in in the u.s. state of texas doesn't pose any health threat. as gary tuchman reports, the cleanup process at that apartment building is raising serious questions. >> reporter: men dressed like astronauts, who work for a texas company, destroying everything in the apartment that could still have the living ebola virus. brett smith is the vice president of the company. >> anyone that could give us advice for this, we've taken, we've gone a step further in our own training and taken care of it. >> it's a surreal spec tackle, you see the workers going in doing their job, while parents and children wander around on nearby balconies. >> look closely, you see mist
from whatever is being sprayed in the apartment. for much of the time the door of the home is open while the spraying is taking place. look next door, a child on the balcony, can't be more than 40 feet away. the apartments on both sides were occupied the entire time the apartment was being cleaned. very little english is spoken here. lorenza pardia has seven children. she has no idea if it's safe for her and her family to be here. no officials told them anything. she tells me, i am scared of what's happening, it's bad, because we don't know anything. we don't know if it's going to spread. i keep my kids inside the apartment. >> joseph thomas lives even closer, he's been told nothing either. >> i'm believing my god, i'm trusting my god. he will protect me. he don't want me, i am ready to die.
>> the neighbors are coming out and watching. your people are going in with hazmat suits, they're just wandering around, is that safe for them? >> i don't want to comment on that, that's not my expertise. >> it's not your job to tell people to leave this apartment complex? >> no, it's not. i can't say i'd leave my family here. >> ebola doesn't spread through the environment. it's not clear which local officials would be responsible for giving the residents information and/or temporarily moving them out. a spokeswoman for the dallas county health and human services department says we perform contact. we will not comment on something that is not in our per view. the spokeswoman said, get in touch with a spokeswoman with dallas county, she hasn't responded to us as of yet. the work has taken over three days, and now the job is finished. the hazmat trucks start driving
off to an undisclosed location. >> we have totally cleaned the apartment, from the ceilings to the floors, removed everything out of the apartment, carpet, drapes, blinds. put a final decon on everything to make sure nothing's living in there. it's all been removed. >> the hazmat team is now gone. but it appears that most of the neighbors never left. gary tuchman, cnn, dallas. kurds struggle to defend the northern syrian town of kobani, men and women are taking up arms against isis. phil black spoke with one kurdish girl who's been in the middle of the fighting. some of the images in his report are disturbing. >> the shy awkward 17-year-old
girl raised in a small village, but she tells me proudly, she has killed and she wants to kill again. >> when you were fighting. do you believe you killed members of isis? >> alone, i killed maybe nine that i saw. when i killed one, i felt proud and happy, and i told everybody. >> she's from the kurdish region now being overrun by isis. where local fighters have desperately resisted the islamist advance. they are outgunned, outflubbed, they are men and women, in kurdish society, there is special glory and pride. the female warriors who shared the burden of holding the front line. >> when i was a baby, i was thinking about fighting. before isis. i was thinking about fighting for the kurdish people.
>> she shows me where the bullet ripped through her side during an isis attack on her checkpoint earlier this year. she's still recovering. >> do you wish you were still in syria fighting? >> we have to follow our leaders. if it were up to us, we would go 00 morning isis and blow ourselves up, we would do anything to kill these people. >> that's just what this kurdish woman did on sunday, she blew herself up killing isis members that were trying to take cobanny. kurdish women have earned the reputation for being brave, fierce and very capable. they know isis will show them no mercy. this photo which cnn can't confirm the authenticity of, appears to show an extremist fighter lifting the severed head of a kurdish female fighter.
>> she was once free to kill and risk death for her family. she could only speak to us with her father's permission, and he insisted we hide her face. >> being a woman in the family is like being in jail. when a woman fighter walks in town, women say look, she's free, she can do what she wants. kurdish women become fighters because they want freedom. >> only a short distance from where she now makes tea for her family, kurdish women and men are fighting for the freedom of their homeland. despite their courage and sacrifice, isis is advancing and coban kobani is falling. phil black, cnn on the turkish/syrian border. the u.s. is trying to keep its anti-isis coalition together. which is a bit more complicated after joe biden publicly criticized key allies.
elise lavit has the latest on how the white house is following the fallout. >> the obama administration is scrambling. to hold together the coalition of arab countries. after vice president biden was forced to apologize for encommittees he made questioning their commitment to stop the terror group. >> our allies in the region were our largest problem with syria. >> his comments about turkey, saudi arabia and qatar came during a recent speech at harvard. >> they poured hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against assad. the people who were being supplied were al nusra, al qaeda, and the extremist elements of jihadis coming from other parts of the world. >> the white house was asked
about biden's apologies to turkey and the ua pe today. >> the fact that he called the leaders of those -- senior officials in those countries to apologize is an indication that he himself wishes he had said it a little bit differently. >> officials admit while biden was diplomatic, he wasn't entirely wrong. competing agendas among ale lies has allowed money and weapons to end up in the hands of extremists. biden also gave voice to u.s. criticism. turkey has allowed foreign fighters to cross into the border to join isis. >> the turks told me, you were right, we let too many people through. >> depending on who you believe, that conversation with the turkish president was either supposed to be private or never happened. but all of this is making the job of keeping a fragile coalition on message even harder for the state department's top public diplomacy official who
just returned from the region. >> they regard it as a very minor distraction compared to this real challenge of mobilizing all of our collective forces against this abhorrent organization. >> many officials say they agree with vice president biden's comments, it's not something you say outloud when the u.s. needs arab and muslim nations to take the lead in the fight against isis. a lot of these actions happened a long time ago. arab nations and turkey are fully on board, it seemed like an unnecessary dig. a key allies that the u.s. needs in the fight against isis. we do have some reaction to those seemingly controversial comments. earlier christiane amanpour spoke with turkey's prime minister, and he said vice president byiden's comments wer simply not fair. >> what we expect are two things, fairness and empathy. first empathy.
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after a week and a half of demonstrations, hong kong protesters and the government have agreed to halt negotiations. has either side shown it's willing to back off their demands. the crowds appear to be smaller, we know the preliminary talks are getting underway. do we have any sense of what's happening on that front? what's being discussed? how long this might take? >> reporter: no, what we have at the moment, errol, is an agreement between the two sides on the talks about the talks
which will include the conditions that these talks will be ongoing. and that they will be some sort of stantive change. we don't know what sort of substantial change that could mean. the talks are due to get underway sometime this week, again, it's all a bit vague at this stage, the important point is the fact that they have been able to reach an agreement, where they will sit down across the table between the students and carrie lamb who is the number two person here in hong kong. what sort of agreement if any agreement at all can be reached is still open for debate, given that neither side has given any indication that they are prepared to budge on any of the key issues, that will be a work in process, what's happening here at the moment, as you point out, the numbers are starting to shrink somewhat, there are still three key protest sites in hong kong, this central site is easy,
the biggest, even by recent standards, the numbers have fallen here, quite a long way. you could say that's partly because the talks are underway, so people don't feel the need to get started. fatigue is setting in. it's been a long hot outdoor camp for a lot of these people, they have achieved something already. some people have been peeling off. >> one reason this has been a story of global importance is, we haven't really seen this massive outpouring of demonstrations in hong kong in recent memory, and now, the demonstrators mostly young people have made their voices clear, they want to be closer to democracy, and further away from beijing, from china, now that the volatility appears to have evapora evaporated, is everyone really watching closely to see how these talks will progress? won't it put more importance on
a transparent and open process ahead? >> reporter: wryeah, i think th talks will be transparent and open. we'll get clear indications about how those talks are going on. you're right, in the -- this is a massive protest, it's not that uncommon to see tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of people on the streets of hong kong. and basically airing their grievances. we see it. just go to june 4th, for example, the anniversary, the commemoration of the june 4 crackdown, the massacre in tiananmen square, that attracts tens of thousands of people every year. other marches attract big crowds, they do tend to be desperate causes, people join the protest to air their own grieve answers, this one is unique in that it's been a specific uniting goal, which is about a change to a democratic
process, and also the removal of the leader here in hong kong. it will continue to be watched very closely, these are obviously very, very big issues at stake. and the students at this stage maintain the ability, even if they decide to call off these protests, now. maintain the ability to get people back out to the streets quickly, because they have made gains, they have gained ground. they will feel emboldened by that, to bring people out if they chose to end it now, but to reserve the right, if you like, to try to get people out on the streets, to maintain that pressure on the government on beijing for change, errol? >> moving ahead, it is a threat that certainly will carry a bit more weight should there be other issues that young people feel passionate about voicing their opinions on. good to see you, approaching 2:50 in the afternoon there in hong kong on tuesday. now, a chinese insurance company is about to buy an
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innovating for you. right now, massive swells are battering the coast of southern california, as simon approaches the region. pedram is tracking the storm and can give us an update. >> errol, we know 9 million people underneath the high surf advisory, facing the beaches of ventura, santa barbara. it's 300 miles away from santa barbara. not a direct impact. we have the high surf advisories and high surf upwards of eight feet. keep in mind come wednesday morning, we'll have a full moon
take place. we take a look, the storm system will make landfall in the next 24 hours, we'll bring in pretty impressive landfall totals. 4 to 6 inches possible around the northern baja. 1 to 2 inches on the i-10 corridor there. say kingman arizona. >> i want to show you what's happening, this is quickly becoming as impressive as a storm system on our planet this year, this is typhoon wong phon, you see the satellite presentation. very symmetrical, very organized. the winds equivalent to a category three storm if it were a hurricane in the atlantaic ocean. the 240 kph is 150 miles per hour, that is nearing a category five status storm system.
it approaches southern japan and potentially southern japan's mainland area as we head into sunday, mondays, into next tuesday, with landfall possible across the region. >> want to share with you some news we're getting out of colombia, strong thunderstorms for the past 24 hours across this region. across a very remote corner of portions of colombia, we have a lightning strike where an event is taking place, in the early morning hours of monday. we know 11 people lost their lives with this one lightning strike that struck the hut, caught on fire, 13 people severely injured. they were airlifted to treatment. you see this thing all the time at sporting events, a singer stands tall and belts out the u.s. national anthem.
it's usually very good, sometimes the performance falls flat. jeanne moos has more. >> reporter: mark donley was doing what he always does, singing canada's national anthem at a hockey game. ♪ o canada >> when he found himself skating on thin carpet. ♪ >> reporter: true to his nickna nickname, he kept singing. a lesson in showmanship. >> the carpets were supposed to be up by the time i started skating around. >> did it hurt? >> i landed pretty hard on my left knee. >> he did have to skip his own hockey league game, he plays goalie. even his chair almost fell. >> oops. >> as he sat down for our
interview, an icy fall hasn't gotten this much attention. ♪ >> since a canadian singer messed up the words to the u.s. national anthem, left, then came back to her downfall. twice in recent years, we've seen miss usa's hit the deck. we've seen jennifer lawrence trip over traffic cones and conine o'brien bang his head while racing after teri hatcher. beyonce took a dive. like a diva, she came up swinging her hair. even lulu fell into the pews at a rehearsal. and when carmen electra went down on the runway, her would-be rescuer also wiped out. mark thinks there's a message in
his mishap. there could have been a lot more of mark to fall. he used to weigh 370 pounds and managed to lose half his body weight. >> if i went down, i don't think i would have been coming up. >> perseverance in weight loss, perseverance in performance. that's what mark hopes will be the takeaway for the takedown. >> do you have a message for the guy who laid the carpet? >> thank you. >> jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> you have to keep rolling with it. >> that's it for this hour, coming up, a spanish nursing assistant the is the first person in the current outbreak to contract ebola outside of africa. i'm errol barnett, and this is cnn. you can do just that. with our visionary cloud infrastructure, global broadband network and custom communications solutions, your business is more reliable - secure - agile.
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