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with starts with new video from mexico showing the violent laid on joaquin el chapo guzman. [ gunfire ] >> this was the scene on friday, the incredible point of view from military forces as they closed in on el chapo. five of his men were killed in the shootout but after a chase guzman was captured alive. >> he's now back in the same prison he escaped from this past july. mexican authorities say an interview with guzman that he gave to actor sean penn was essential in locating the cartel leader. >> guzman went to great lengths to avoid being captured. he dug a network of tunnels, his
made about a dozen of them, heavily armed. martin joins us now from juarez. he had all of that preparation. just doesn't enough for mexican marines. >> it did turn out well. it was a very good operation. clearly it appears that those mexican marines have learned from training that is believed to have come from u.s. special forces. they carried out that strike in a very effective manner and eventually got their guy. the video that has been released he is quite startling. you are there. tonight dramatic new video of the deadly raid that led to the capture of one of the world's most wanted fugitives. five people killed in a shootout at the safe house of joaquin guzman, better known as el chapo. >> this may have been the next stop in this incredible drama. look down here. that appears to be some kind of storm drain, sewer, but as you
can see, large enough for a person to get through. and according to the authorities, el chapo and an associate managed to escape from the home through a sewer. but they didn't get far and el chapo was captured soon after. this as new details are i'm herring at a rolling stones interview published over the weekend revealing the notorious mexican drug lord met with a hollywood a-lister, sean penn and cait dell casssteel while still on the run. an interview was conducted in the mexican jungle back in october. in it, the drug kingpin talks candidly about his business. well, it's a reality that destroyed, unfortunately as i said, where i grew up there's no other way, and there still isn't. i wait to survive. another week to work. >> penn's written article
describes his seven-hour face-to-face meeting with el chapo and began with a hug. remarkably well groomed. as he sip tequila and graged about his fleet of subreensz and trucks and boats. the interview was set up by cassteel the american actor was asked by the associated press about images published in the mexican news media today which appear to show officials watching he and casteel before the meeting with el chapo. penn's response, quote, i've got nothing to hide, unquote. authorities want to question penn but it's not clear if he broke any laws. el chapo meanwhile is back in the same prison he escaped from. officials have started the process of extraditing el chapo to the u.s. where he faces several drug trafficking charges. >> this bragadoc irkbragadociou
maddening. we have an opo irk id epidemic. >> it will be interesting to hear what mexican authorities want to talk to sean penn about. it's possible they may want to thank him if it's true as they say that that interview was very helpful in letting them find el chapo. john? >> martin, u.s. as you mentioned wants guzman to stand trial on american soil. so how long is that extradition expected to take? and is it guaranteed that eventually guzman will be seen in the u.s. court? >> you know, that's a really good question. the extradition process, according to mexican officials and u.s. officials, has begun. but it's going to be a long road. some have suggested it could be months. others have even said up to a year. but then you've got to remember that the attorneys for el chapo are going to fight it every step of the way. it will be sort of blocked by
fits and starts. some say it could go for years. john? >> and, martin, guzman back in that prison he escaped from last july. what are the chances he will break out again? what are they doing differently this time? >> you know, it is quite remarkable. i think a lot of people where are kind of surprised like, oh, you're bringing him back here again, initially. but there has been changes to security procedures, according to the officials here. they clearly won't go into the details as to what has been done. you see a lot of guards. you see military personnel as well. it's probably what you don't see are where the changes have occurred, john. >> okay. marty, great to speak with you as always. thanks so much. appreciate it. >> we shall see what happens next with this one. >> this story is not over yet. apart from his el chapo interview sean penn is no stranger to controversial figures in latin america.
he met with hugo chavez several times. chavez died in 2013. the actor said he had, quote, lost a frbd. >> penn has also met with cuban revolutionary leader castro and in 2008 he interviewed raul castro. this was well before the warming of relations between the u.s. and cuba. matthew bellamy executive editor of "the hollywood reporter" joins me now. matt, good to have you with us. what is your take on the ethical issues raised? >> i think this is a debate going on in newsrooms and coffee tables around the country. there's a balancing test. what are you willing to do? what are you willing to agree to to get what, by all means, is an extraordinary interview. so are you willing to give up control over the publication of the piece? they gave the subject approval rights. if he had said i don't want this published, they wouldn't have published it.
so the balancing test, i think if i'm in those shoes, it's an extraordinary get. i probably would have wanted to make a compromise of some sort, said, you know what, we'll run the quotes by you or show you a section or something but we're not going to show you the entire piece. it seems like that wasn't an option here and they decided to go for it and made a big splash with it. i completely understand why they did it. >> rolling stone in the spotlight but also obviously sean penn who conducted the interview. for sean penn, i think a lot of people are shocked, outraged, in some races. marco rubio called it disgusting, the fact that he sat down with el chapo and got these comments. but i think it's only shocking if you see just as sean penn the actor but if you put it in the context of sean penn the activist and what he's done in the past, it becomes a little kind of clearer and less surprising. >> yeah. sean penn has considered himself an activist, actor, a journalist, a kind of man of the world. he raises money for haiti.
he spends a lot of time there. he's written for a lot of different publications including "rolling stone." he's done a lot of these types of things. he's just a curious, interested guy. so it didn't surprise me at all that he would want to do something like this. especially when there's a bit of an adventure to it. he was in some very dangerous situations where he could have been killed. and i think that something about that risk appealed to him. and "rolling stone" was happy to go along for the ride. >> how is this playing in hollywood with sean penn being at the center of it? >> i think in hollywood it's consistent with sean penn's image. we is now as a very head strong, very opinionated, very willing to put his money where his mouth is and to put his activism where his mouth is. people were not surprised that he did this. i think the fact that he got so close to such a notorious figure at a time when the entire world wanted to find him, i think that was a surprise to everybody including people in hollywood.
but the fact that this is sean penn doing something somewhat out on a limb, not surprising. >> he's going to be dining out on this story for years. >> he will tales that he will tell for years. >> thank you. >> thank you. i like that music. election. it's time for an election. u.s. presidential candidate rand paul says he will not take part in the next republican debate on thursday in south carolina. senator paul along with carly fiorina and rick santorum were invited to the undercard debate. the other candidates will be featured on the main stage. >> donald trump and cruz are battling for the lead in iowa where the state caucuses are three weeks away. cnn's dana bash reports. >> reporter: who does donald trump see as his stiffest competition? here's a hint.
>> ted cruz is a problem. i mean, he's got a problem. >> reporter: trump used this new hampshire rally to once again hammer at questions about ted cruz' eligibility to be president since he was born in canada 12k3 canada. >> you can't have a nominee that is subject to being thrown out as a nominee. >> reporter: today there's fresh evidence that trump is right to hone in on cruz. >> god bless the great state of iowa. >> reporter: in iowa several new polls show the two men neck and neck. one shows cruz with a four-point lead. another gives trump a two-point advantage. both are within the margin of error. and though trump is way ahead here in new hampshire, with 32% in a new monmouth university poll, cruz is climbing. now tied for second with john kasich. >> i'm not going to be taking legal advice any time toon from donald trump. >> reporter: cruz, a harvard educated lawyer and former supreme court clerk insists he is eligible since his mother was
born in america. >> the constitution and laws of the united states are straightforward. the very first congress defined the child of a u.s. citizen born abroad is a natural born citizen. >> reporter: now another influential republican is sewing doubts about that, popular iowa gop governor. >> when you run for president of united states, i guess any question is fair game. you know? so let the people decide. >> reporter: branstad hasn't endorsed but his son runs an eye oh a group critical to many iowa farmers livelihoods. trump has a huge lead here in the granite state, there was one warning sign. more than 40% say they're not entirely sold on their candidate of choice, which means that things could change dramatically in the month until the new hampshire primary. dana bash, cnn, wyndham, new hampshire. >> one of those polls taken what mentioned comes from quinnipiac university.
it has donald trump at 31%, ted cruz at 29%. a slim lead within the margin of error. but only the third poll out of the past 11 when trump has been in front in iowa. so does this mean that trump's strategy is working? is he gaining ground by attacking cruz on his place of birth? and questioning his eligibility for the president si? for more cnn presidential historian douglas brinkley joins us from new york. douglas, can we expect to hear a lot more from trump about ted cruz being born in canada? >> i think so. i mean, this poll in iowa has to be encouraging to donald trump. seems to be a cause and effect going on here. so he will keep kind of hammering away on the canadian bit making jokes about it when he can. he's got a very polished routine about how to go after cruz on this particular issue. and i think at least for another week or so he's trying to raise doubt and that's what you always want to do as a politician, raise some doubts about your closest competition.
and thus far, he's been successful with this. >> does this now become one of those big issues for the next gop debate? will we finally see ted cruz maybe going after donald trump in a substantive way? >> there's the good question and big question. we'll have to wait and see. yes, it's setting. it's tee'd up. i think the media would like to see trump and cruz go at it. cage match. you know, so far, ted cruz keeps trying to do twreeets, make jok about "happy days" or play a song melody and the like. i don't know if he can afford to keep doing that when trump seems to be denting his armor quite a bit on this birther issue. >> donald trump has also been driving the narrative on the clintons bringing up bill clinton's infidelity. now, editorial from the "new york times," came in a couple days ago but read in part, for decades mrs. clinton has helped protect her husband's political career and hers from the taint of his sexual misbehavior as
evidence from the clinton's team to tax on the character of women linked to mr. clinton. after the monica lewinsky affair emerged white house aides attempted to portray ms. lewinsky as the seducer. does that indicate the attacks by trump are getting some traction here, made the jump into the mainstream media? >> i think that may be true, also. donald trump is running the scorch earth policy now. he gets big rallies. he's mastered the art of tweets. and he seems to be able to say things that nobody would have dreamed a politician get away with four years ago. he's just simply lambaste everybody out there and basically says if you back me, at least you know you're getting a fight out of me. i'm never going to go softly into the night. i'm not a mccain or i'm not a romney. i'm going to go all the way -- i'll either destroy myself but i'm not going to be weak at any moment in time. that whole count punch counter
punch routine he's done, he's stayed with it from the beginning and it's never seemed to hurt him when he looashes ou another people. >> also over the weekend donald trump was asked about his own marital problems. his first very messy divorce. very quickly. this was his response. let's listen to this. >> you know what, i wasn't the president of the united states. and i wasn't dealing any oval office. all right? a big difference. i wasn't the president. and my first wife thinks i'm great and my second wife -- i have a great marriage. i have a great marriage. i mean, it's fine. >> it's not a bad argument because presidents are held to a higher standard. >> well, that's the right argument for him to take if you're in trump's position. but, you know, look, the media is has just begun into looking into donald trump's past. i'm sure some of these personal embarrassments or business deals that went sour will all be covered if he becomes the
republican nomination. and the democrats' opposition research people haven't yet gone after trump. for a while they were hoping he would be the nominee. hillary clinton would love to run against donald trump. i don't know. i would have to say if i were hillary clinton i would rather run against ted cruz than a donald trump that seems to be gaining this kind of momentum all the time. >> douglas, good to speak with you. thank you for being with us. >> thank you. well, u.s. president barack obama says he's determined not to be a lame duck in his last term in office. he will layout his priorities during his final state of the union address tuesday evening. cnn will have live coverage for you of that address beginning at 9:00 p.m. in washington, 6:00 p.m. here on the west coast. that's 10:00 a.m. if you're in hong kong. short break now. when we come back florence, italy, known for history of art and culture but now it's the scene of a murder investigation with some familiar undertones. details ahead.
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this comes after texas judge lowered tanya couch's bail from $1 million to $75,000. >> prosecutors say she helped her son ethan leave the country to avoid a probation hearing and possible jail time. under the condition the couch's bail she must wear a gps monitor and she's been ordered to undergo a mental evaluation. american artist in florence, italy, is making headlines around the world. >> yeah. ashleigh olson's boyfriend discovered her body on saturday and as randi kaye reports, the case has come similarities to another murder in italy involving an american. >> the gruesome discovery, saturday afternoon in florence, italy, this american-born artist found dead in her apartment. italian news agency ansa says olsen was naked with bruising and scratches around her neck. it says she was strangled but investigators won't say for sure until the autopsy is complete.
>> translator: this is a very quiet neighborhood, by the way. almost spotless, i would say. now there's a stain of blood on it and i don't like it. >> reporter: olsen lived alone in an apartment she rented. so far, police don't believe she was sexually assaulted. but there is no sign of forced entry and no suspects. still, the city's chief prosecutor telling cnn they have yet to exclude anyone, including olsen's italian boyfriend, even though he has an alibi that's in line with testimony from other witnesses. he told authorities they had argued and when he was unable to reach her he called olsen's landlord who unlocked her apartment. that's when her body was discovered. her loyal companion, a beagle named scout, was reportedly at her side. >> translator: she was often here taking her dog out. always cheerful. always smiling. >> reporter: the florida native had moved to florence a few years ago to be close to her father.
olsen was last seen late thursday night and friday morning at a florence plight night club. the activity on her home computer stopped around noon friday afternoon. so by the time her body was discovered on saturday she may have been dead for some time. olsen's instagram account may offer some clues. the account includes bizarre postings like this one. she writes, i have a stalker with the #stalkeralert and #creeperinthe back. months ago she posted this. ashley, please, baby, i'm so f'ing sorry, i can't cry anymore. please come back to me. i love you. with the #forme and "youshouldn'thave. kiss me hard before you go. olsen's friend of more than a decade back in florida can hardly believe she's gone. >> i've never met anyone quite like ashley. she had her special spark and
anyone that met her loved her. she never met anyone that didn't like her. >> reporter: this case sounds all too familiar to that of another american woman at the center of another high-profile murder case in italy. amanda knox along with her boyfriend was tried and convicted twice for the 2007 murder of her british roommate hmeredith kercher. the supreme court exonerated her last year after a botched investigation in the knox case, this time around, italian authorities are vowing maximum attention will be paid in the olsen case. randi kaye, cnn, new york. >> the story we will follow very closely for you. turning to the middle east. and defense officials say u.s. warplanes bombed a building in moss sell, iraq, where isis was keeping millions of dollars in cash to pay its fighters and finance its operation. >> the sprik strike came at dawn sunday when the least number of civilians would be in the area. the u.s. says 57 people were
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not only is it good for the environment, it's good for the businesses' bottom line. these are our neighbors. these are the people that we work with. that matters to me. i have three children that are going to grow up here and i want them to be able to enjoy all the things that i was able to enjoy. together, we're building a better california. welcome back. just 9:30 on a monday night. you're watching "cnn newsroom" live from los angeles. i'm john vause. >> i'm isha sesay. >> the raid took down drug lord joaquin el chapo guzman. the shootout left five of his men dead and after a chase guzman was recaptured. six months after he escaped from prison. authorities say an interview he gave to actor sean penn played a part in finding guzman. desperately needed aid has arrived in me dayia.
convoy delivered food and supplies monday to the 40,000 people trapped in the besieged city since july. international red cross says this delivery will only go so far and regular access is needed across syria. china's wonder group reached a deal with legendary entertainer, "jurassic world" and other blockbuster films. they made a signing ceremony paying $3.5 billion. tributes to and remembrances of musical icon david bowie continue to post following the news of his death at age 69 of cancer on sunday. career spanning more than five decades. >> one of bowie's hallmarks is almost constant reinvens. jake tapper looks back at the many faces of a legend. ♪ ground control to major tom >> one thing i really wanted to do is to effect the medium and
that was like very important to me. >> reporter: he was called the chameleon of rock nd roll but he rightly laughed at this idea. >> the camille i don't know would change the color of its skin to fit into the environment. i think i did quite the reverse. >> reporter: david bowie's tech any color transformations and pushing of boundaries inspired generation of misfits and music lovers to not just face but embrace the strange. ♪ turn and face the strange >> reporter: today the world grieves for a cast of characters that changed our views on sound, fashion, sexuality, and theatrics. >> i've always just seem to collect personalities. >> reporter: we say good-bye to ziggy stardust, that's the alter ego that took a generation grounded in the turmoil of the 1970s and launched it into an
other worldly space odyssey above the status quo. rolling stone magazine credits him with making rock 'n roll safe for glitter gods, under lay city gaga, boy george, marilyn manson, and countless others. >> he was the ideas guy. he drercht all that up. he dreamt up a persona that was never done before. >> reporter: today we say farewell to the thin white duke. ♪ fame >> reporter: who's decidedly less flamboyant "fame" introduced bowie to mainstream america in 1975. three decades later, bowie had sold 150 million albums. ♪ this is ground control to major tom ♪ >> reporter: today we bid ado to a man that provided an anthem to
astronauts. the stars do not get much brighter. we say good-bye today to the labyrinth's goddess king to show them how to break between the maze and the film, 50 sound track contributions and nearly 40 acting credits including a comedic twist on hbo's "extras." ♪ >> i think we're all fairly tolerant -- >> reporter: to the shy young brit davy jones who appeared on the bbc to defend his long hair more than 50 years ago. >> you have rather long hair, don't you? >> we have, yes. >> reporter: we say, regretfully, rest in peace, your legendary innovations have left their mark on millions of us. >> david bowie was a genius. for someone of my age, he provided a lot of the sound track of our life. >> reporter: david bowie, you've
really made the grade. ♪ >> truly, truly one of a kind. for more on his legacy let's turn to gary miller, music producer and founder of rock against trafficking. miller worked with bowie on the 2002 track "everyone says hi." our hearts go out to you and all who knew bowie. you worked with him on that track, as we just said. >> yes. >> what are your memories of working with him? >> for me i've been in the music business for years and it was to be able to work with him was a fantastic opportunity for me. >> what was he like in the studio? >> a lot of the time he wasn't there when i was doing the record. did the focals in new york and then track off in london. >> you've worked with rod stewart, tina turner. >> lionel richie. >> a lot of big names. oh, dropped a few names. why was david bowie different,
in what way? >> i think with david he was just -- there was nobody like him. there never ever will be again, i don't think. he was so creative. he never worried about changing. like in pop music, people kind of stick to the same thing and then they last for a few years. >> i'm sorry. i went back and looked, do a little bit of reading. only had two number one hits. you say it was his favorite "let's dance," why is that? >> because it was very poppy. the album. i loved the album. the "let's dance" album. but he was -- he was always want to be a bit left all the time. >> what for you, someone who worked with him and i'm sure you know a lot of people who did, too, what were his sources of inspiration as we talk about this constant need to change? >> i just think -- i think maybe -- i think maybe when
somebody -- had enough of doing that. ziggy stardust, when he a announced he wasn't doing it anymore, he just announced it and that was it. >> great intuition. a lot of stars don't have. they keep flogging a dead horse and keep doing down a particular lane. >> with music nowadays people keep doing that and the fans die off. he didn't give them a chance for that. he kept doing in different things. >> the thing i find interesting these days, someone has a song which picks up on a beat and successful or a rhythm or whatever, and then everybody is doing it. >> yeah. >> not a lot of originality at the moment. >> there isn't. >> not at all. >> that's what happens with a big production company and the production company i was with. for about four years after that, we were just -- everybody wanting that record. so that's what's happened with pop music. they don't want to change. >> one of the things i've been struck by as i paid attention to
this outpouring of grief and sympathy, so many stars point to bowie as being an inspiration. but across all genres. i mean, who would have thought coming kanye west and pharrell, talking about bowie and his impact on them. >> i think you would be surprised how many people looked to bowie and were influenced by him. i'm sure -- i was told -- i'm not met but i was told that pink was very influenced by him. but he just changed -- changed all the time in everything that he did, you know. >> yeah. >> gary, thank you for coming in and sharing your experience with us. obviously not a lot of people got to know him or work with him over the years. you were lucky enough to have that experience. thank you for sharing that. >> i was very proud to work with him. >> thank you. all right. shifting gears, in news that came in to us just a short time ago. alabama crimson tide are once again the champions in college football. they beat the clemson tigers by a score of 45-40. >> heisman trophy winner henry
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well, reports say the daily high court is rejecting a legal challenge to driving restrictions in the india cap capital. the policy to ban car tons roads on alternate days is aimed at curbing pollution in the city. >> the temporary restrictions end on friday. critics argue the ban was effective in public transportation wasn't adequate. our own field joins us new from new delhi with more on the pollution control. you've got to wonder what the government is going to go now. the attempt they made with the cars didn't do much. >> reporter: look, they've got the backing that they need from the government in order to keep this ban in place even if it's inconveniencing a lot of drivers. but the task from here will be to convince people that it was somehow effective and that's a tough job because, frankly, you can't always tell with the air is like just from looking at it. it looks like a beautiful day in deli but when you look at the air quality rating, when you measure the pollutants in the
air, what we're finding out right now in realtime is the air quality is 20 times worth than what the world health organization says is safe for humans. >> this is worse than bad. not the traffic, actually there's less of that than normal. it's the air. to help clear it dehli's government says these steps are necessary. a temporary ban keeping odd numbered cars off the road on even days and even numbers cars off the road on odd days in attempt to target a toxic problem, pollution. >> reporter: when you walk through the teets of new delhi you can't help but see it and smell it but you can taste it in your mouth. if you're not used to being here you can feel it burning in your throat. in fact, the city's highest court recently said living in new delhi was like living in a gas chamber. those are the can bes that some 20 million people face every single day. there are 9 million registered cars on the streets of dehli. 1400 more cars come on the road
each day. what cars are only part of the problem. every driver being asked to be part of the solution and people out here to remind you. following the rules they take a walk. followed by a ride on a rickshaw, then 30-minute train ride, followed by a rush through throngs of commuters and another rickshaw ride. all that to get to work. >> hour and 15 minutes to the office. >> reporter: so is this working? >> without taking emergency action, pollution levels would have been much higher. and so what they have done to play a role to moderate the high pollution levels. >> reporter: clearly cars are part of the city's pollution problem because of their numbers, because of congestion, because of toxic emissions. but the odd/even rule doesn't cut delhi's pollution in half.
it's just a temporary measure just one of a number of attempts to fight pollution including a ban on large diesel suvs and higher taxes on commercial trucks coming into the city. >> when it comes to a long-term solution, odd/even exchange wouldn't be enough to move the needle. >> no, absolutely not. >> reporter: there's a consensus that too many other factors contribute to the city's pollution and the more practical matter on everyone's mind, delhi's public transit system couldn't handle it. >> so the first time i think the people in delhi are talking about public transport and that's the pressure that needs to be put on government for the systemic change. >> reporter: that would be the giant leap. activists hope it starts with these smaller steps. >> so this energy ban just went into effect a week ago because the weather conditions right now are really ripe for that heavy, heavy smog that's so dangerous to so many people. so the analysts will take a look
at the numbers. do evaluation when this experiment wraps up on friday. but they're well aware they might not be able to prove that pollution has actually improved, that the air quality has improved. instead, what they'll seek to do in order to show that this was effective is to prove to people that pollution would have been worse in the city at this time had the measure not been in place. isha? >> interesting course of action. we shall see what happens. alexander field joining us there from new delhi. appreciate it. thank you. on going natural gas leak in los angeles is sparking more legal action from local residents. storage facility owned by the southern california gas company has been leaking since october. the problem so severe california governor has declared a state of emergency. >> air quality officials are working with the company on a plan to burn off some of the seeping gas. about 2800 households have been
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hello, everyone. for $200 million the playboy mansion could be yours. but, there's a catch. you would have to live with hugh hefner. the mansion where he has lived and worked for the last 40 years is for sale but the deal states that hef still gets to live there until he dies. john? >> creepy beyond belief that this 89-year-old guy will be shuffling around your house in his bathrobe and slippers until he's dead. the mansion is 23,000 square feet right here in los angeles. 29 rooms, large swimming pool akd of course the cave, tennis court, wine cellar and a zoo because -- >> everybody needs a zoo. >> no, because there's so many bunnies on the property. let's move on. joining us now is luxury real
estate agent josh altman who appear on "million dollar listing." josh, it's good to have you with us especially since you have visited the mansion. >> let's take a step back. we are talking about one of the most famous hughouses in the ene world. >> who would want to buy it? >> anybody who can actually afford this house, might think about buying it just to say i own the playboy mansion. >> but anyone who has a 16-year-old boy. if you grew up in the '80s around that time you want to buy the mansion. >> but you get hugh hefner with it. seriously, is that clause -- >> that's a weird clause. >> i've done about a dozen deals before where people have not passed yet and we have actually done the deal and you have to wait until they pass. >> take him out? what do you do? dead now, you're responsible for taking him out? >> every year hugh gets younger. i've seen him in a lot of clubs and restaurants that i go to. and so it could be quite a while
before you actually get to move in and he kind of moves on to his next step. >> $200 million. that price tag. that's all about him. what is the property worth? seriously, as -- >> look. i'm an ergs pert in the area. you've got to look at the acreage. talking somewhere between five send aches acre, 12 to $13 million for each acre for the dirt. add $20 million because it's a playboy mansion. . i call it $100 million, that's what it sells for. >> up with 100% markup. it is a fixer upper. one of hef's ex-girlfriends wrote in "bunny tales," although we did our best to decorate the rooms and make them home any my, the mattresses on our beds were disgusting, old, worn, and stained. the streets were past their best, too. >> i don't know if you could legally knock it down but you're going to spend $20 million in that house and then it would be worth $200 million. the layout, where it is on the
land, the whole -- just the whole enchilada is done well and you've just got to add some, you know, today standards. >> $200 million. is the market strong enough to take this kind of price this. >> someone who is going to win the powerball next week will have enough money. i'm going to reach out to the 2800 billionaires around town and tell them, you want to be the most popular in l.a., buy the playboy mansion. >> the most expensive listing ever in l.a. history? >> no, it's not. there has been more. when i sell it it will be my most expensive. >> excellent. >> very, very good. >> quickly, a lot of interest but not a lot of buyers who could potentially do it. >> to even get into the door you've got to be prequalified a couple of different ways. this is not for anybody who wants to come to town to see the inside of the playboy mansion. >> if you were selling this how would you market it? i watch you on the show. >> in my opinion it's going to be an overseas buy whole wants to make a giant footstep in the l.a. real estate market and
really make their mark. and look, when you're dealing with that type of money a lot of ego comes into may. maybe there will a bidding war. who knows. exciting. >> josh, thanks for coming? >> wonderful to talk to you. thank you. all right. well, you've got to win. >> yeah, right. no chance. okay. >> thank you for watching "cnn newsroom" live from los angeles. i'm isha sesay. >> i'm john vause. bake after a short break. at ally bank, no branches equals great rates. it's a fact. kind of like working from home equals not working. numbers look pretty good, how's it on your end dave? oh, the numbers look so good. dave, dave's on it. what makesheart healthysalad the becalifornia walnuts.r? the best simple veggie dish ever? heart healthy california walnuts.
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don't settle for u-verse. x1 from xfinity will change the way you experience tv. this is "cnn newsroom" live from los angeles. >> ahead this hour, dramatic video as mexican marines made the move on the world's most wanted drug lord. >> new poll shows the race is tightening for both the republican and democratic presidential nominations. the first votes just weeks ago. >> the celebration is on in alabama as crimson tide win their fout national football championship in just the past seven seasons. hello and welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm isha sesay. >> i'm john vause. "newsroom l.a." starts right now.
despite all the hours of coverage on television, online, and in print all the campaign rallies, debates, and analysis, we are still three weeks away from anyone casting a vote in this presidential election. that will happen in iowa three weeks from now. and the race there might just be too close to call. >> the latest poll from quinnipiac university shows donald trump with a slight lead over ted cruz. 31% to 29%. as you see there, that's within the mar jgin of error. cnn's sarah murray has more. >> reporter: donald trump not letting up on ted cruz' citizenship. >> ted cruz has a problem because the question is, is he a natural born citizen? and the question was asked of him on "meese tt the press" and was asked of me this weekend, i
don't know. nobody knows. >> reporter: after months of playing nice. >> ted cruz has been so nice to me, i can't hit him. i might have to if he starts to get really close. i may i have to. >> reporter: trump's truce is over. >> i'm a koubtder puncher. >> reporter: he's not waiting on cruz to fire first. trying to raise doubts ability whether the text senator, a southern baptist, is a true evangelical. >> in all fairness, to the best of my knowledge, not too many evangelicals come out of cuba. okay? just remember that. >> reporter: and today in new hampshire trump is hoping his latest line of attack, questioning whether cruz' canadian roots disqualify him for the presidency, might widen his lead. >> you can't have a nominee who is going to be subject to being thrown out as a nominee. you just can't do it. so you're going to make that decision, folks. it's one of those little decisions. i'm sure ted is thrilled that i'm helping him out but i am. >> reporter: some voters are not buying it. >> i think he's eligible. i think he would have checked
that out and had it cleared before he ran. >> reporter: cruz insisted the question is already settled. >> the substance of the issue is clear and straightforward. a legal matter. the constitution and federal law are clear that the child of the u.s. citizen born abroad is a natural born citizen. >> reporter: so far isn't taking the bait to go to battle against trump. >> i like donald trump. i respect donald trump. he's welcome to toss whatever attacks he wants. >> reporter: but trump keeps on hammering cruz anywhere he can. in the hawkeye state it's his position on ethanol. a key issue for iowa's farming economy. >> my primary pundit was opposed to ethanol and the ethanol industry because he's with the oil industry. you know, he's from texas. i guess it makes sense. and all of a sudden -- he was getting clobbered and then he said, oh, i'm for ethanol. you can't do that. >> reporter: there's a reason that donald trump thinks all these attacks of ted cruz could help him and that's because there are a lot of voters still undecided.
new polling from iowa shows us half of republican primary voter there's have not made up their minds yet. polling out of new hampshire shows just one in three republican primary voters are locked in on who they plan to support. still lots of votes to move there. sarah murray, cnn, washington. well, u.s. presidential candidate rand paul says he will not take part in the next republican debate thursday in south carolina. >> the main event will feature ohio governor jon kasich, chris christie, marco rubio, donald trump, ted cruz, retired neurosurgeon ben carson and former florida governor jeb bush. >> carly fiorina and mike huckabee and rick santorum have been invited to the undercard debate. >> we do not believe anybody would characterize our campaign as anything other than first tier. we are going to be in the ballot on every state. and we just announced the other
day we have 1,000 precinct chairs in iowa. we think it's a rotten thing to do to designate which candidates have a chance and don't. so we will not participant in anything that's not first tier. >> well, on the other side of things, vermont bernie sanders is gaining ground on the democratic front-runner hillary clinton in iowa. >> he's holding on to his lead in new hampshire. another key early voting state. cnn's brianna dealkeilar has mo. >> reporter: hillary clinton dancing on "ellen" seemingly without a care in the world. but there are some alarm inside her campaign as bernie sanders gains on her in iowa. >> clearly they began this race believing their victory was inevitable. i don't think they believe that today. >> a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll puts bernie sanders within striking distance, within the margin of error. >> you feel that is a real three points that you're that close?
>> yeah, i do. >> reporter: sanders meanwhile is holding on to a narrow lead in new hampshire. clinton is hoping to persuade democratic voters that she's more electable than sand ersz, even as a new fox news national poll shows her trailing donald trump, ted cruz, and marco rube you in hypothetical match-ups. >> think hard about the people who are presenting themselves to you, their experience, their qualifications, their positions. and particularly for those of white house are democrats, their electability. >> reporter: sanders is trying to counter clinton's argument by counting the polls in iowa and new hampshire, battleground states in the general election, showing him out performing his rival against trump and cruz. >> recent ones in new hampshire and iowa face to tase with donald trump, end up doing a lot better than hillary clinton does. i think in terms of electability in the general election, i think democrats might want to look at bernie sanders as candidate. >> reporter: but sanders' moderate stance on gun laws have left him vulnerable in the final weeks before the early contests.
now clinton is hitting sanders record, including a 2005 vote that gave gun manufacturers and owners immunity of guns they sold when used in a crime. >> i think the excuses and efforts by senator sanders to avoid responsibility for this vote which the nra hailed as the most important in 20 years points out a clear difference. >> reporter: facing pressure, sanders has signaled he is open to changing his position. >> i cast 10,000 votes in he life and it's a vote that i cast which is a complicated vote. yes, response to that. i'm certainly willing to reconsider it. >> reporter: i asked bernie sanders if he thought president obama had put his finger on the scale for hillary clinton and the gun issue. he said, no, very quick to say no. in fact, not wanting for there to be any daylight with the president on the issue but he did question hillary clinton's authenticity and her record on guns. brianna keilar, cnn,
pleasantville, iowa. president barack obama is preparing for the final state of the union address of his presidency. mr. obama's speech will likely include issues such as gun control and his plans to fighting isis. the white house released this video statements on monday, a preview of his address. >> i want us to be able when we walk out this door to say we couldn't think of anything else that we didn't try to do, that we didn't shy away from a challenge because it was hard that we weren't timid or got tired or somehow were thinking about the next thing because there is no next thing. this is it. >> cnn will have live coverage of president obama's state of the union address beginning at 9:00 tuesday night in washington. that is 6:00 p.m. here on the west coast and 10:00 wednesday morning if you're in hong kong. new video from mexico shows the intense shootout as forces closed in on joaquin el chapo
guzman. >> the drug cartel leader escaped from prison in july and his men were willing to put up quite a fight. >> knife of el chapo's men died in the gunfight. he was caught 90 minutes later. more details now from martin savidge. >> john and isha, a video is quite remarkable released by the mexican military. it's clearly helmet cam video and obviously coming from one of the commanders that was taking part in that raid. you are really there. part of the entry team as they move in. tonight dramatic new video of the deadly raid that led to the the capture of one of the world's most wanted fugitives. five people killed in a shootout at the safe house of joaquin guzman, better known as el chapo. this may have been the next stop in this incredible drama.
look down here. that appears to be some kind of storm drain, sewer, but as you can see, large enough for a person to get through. and according to the authorities, el chapo and an associate manled to escape from the home through a sewer. but they didn't get far and el chapo was captured soon after. this as new details are i'm herring about a rolling stone interview published over weekend revealing the notorious mexican drug lord met with a hollywood a-lister, sean penn and mexican actress kate while still on the run. the meeting along with a short on-camera interview conducted in the mexican jungle in october. in it, the drug kingpin talks candidly about his business. >> translator: well, it's a reality that got destroyed, unfortunately as i said, where i grew up there's is no other way
and there still isn't. a week to survive. another week to work. >> reporter: penn's written article says seven-hour face-to-face meeting with el chapo that began with a hug and marks that he is remarkably well groomed, as he sips tequila and bragged about his fleet of submarine, airplanes, trucks, and boats. penn says the interview was set up by casteel. the american actor was asked by the associated press about images published in the mexican news media today which appear to show officials watching he and casteel before the meeting with el chapo. penn's response, quote, i've got nothing to hide, unquote. authorities want to question penn but it's not clear if he broke any laws. el chapo meanwhile is back in the same prison he escaped from. officials have started the process of extraditing el chapo to the u.s. where he faces several drug trafficking charges.
>> this bragadotious action is maddening. we see a heroin epidemic in this country. so we're going to stay on top of this with our mexican counter parts. >> there is still going to be a lot of debate as to whether that interview by sean penn or whether the mexican actress or any number of intel inputs were what led to the eventual recapture of el chapo. the truth is it's really el chapo that led to it. he was the one that grant withed the interview. he was the one that apparently wanted to get his name out there in the public and have the article done. and it was apparently his down fall. john and isha. >> martin sav vanidge, thank yo. interesting enough, we now have that confluence of events here. you've written about what sean penn did. clearly by reading the stuff you've written out there you city that maybe sean penn has
crossed a line here from actor into activist. >> absolutely. i think what's happening here, john, is the end point if you go over to the next phase of a transition that began five years ago. a time when he was making a movie about once every year, 12 to 18 months, dried up. he's been in three movies in four years. most of them haven't really gone anywhere or even been leading roles. what he's started to do is self appointedly say i'm an act vis, i'm a journalist, i'm a figure on the world stage who is going to matter. that means raul castro, chavez and now el chapo. >> let's go to this i'm a journalist point because it would seem that he wants to be seen as journalist but a journalist who doesn't abide by the right ethicalle jurnist rule, standards. >> i think that's something that bothered a lot of people the question is whether this is legal or not or did he lead to el chapo's capture. the bigger question is can your claim to be a journalist and skirt the rules and playoff your clout as a hollywood figure.
first of out, he never would have gotten the interview if he was a regular journalist. wouldn't have gotten it if he didn't say he was sympathetic to el chapo cause. and he agreed to let him read the story which is saying cardinal sin, even if no editing happened you're not supposed to show that to a source. >> let's face it, this was a big interview, a big get, maybe negotiated those rules a little differently but i think the vast majority of the people in our industry present we'd this interview would have kind of agreed to some conditions. >> correct. >> having said that, do you think it was a good story? i don't think i learned a whole lot after spendingsh gosh, an hour and a half, i'm a slow reader but -- somebody made the point, this is valid, i think he spent the first 25 pair gaffe ragraphs ho there and 267th paragraph was his own anatomy and 27th he's talking about the subject for those of us in journalism you are not supposed to be the story. you're supposed to be telling
the story. he wasn't doing that. >> the questions were softball questions. do you dream, do you get on with your mum, are you a violent person. >> i mean, i think, again, all of that as john lays out the questions asked the question what was his agenda here. >> right. i think to both of those questions you can look at this and say, why didn't he ever introduce -- i understand he wants to start with softballs. why didn't he introduce the idea he could be a pawn in el chapo agenda. he's there. he said he had some misgivings given el chapo past but he never said i'm here because el chapo gets legitimacy by me being here and in not doing that he lost credibility. >> how is he differing his activism from george clooney, angelina jolie, calm pap and make movies. >> there's no doubt there's a growing and long been a tradition of this but a growing tradition now of actress or activists. i think penn is different from all of them. if you look at someone like
clooney or jolie, still making movie. george clooney is in one to two movies a year, producing a ton of stuff. i don't think he has stopped being a movie star or filmmaker. sean penn has left that behind. he's still using that hollywood sort of calling card to get some of these interviews but i don't think he really, you know, sees himself day to day as a filmmaker in fact or a star. if you look at the interview he referenced himself multiple times, referenced bag journalist or being an activist. i think he used celebrity star or actor once in a 10,000 word piece which tells you a lot. >> yeah. like we said, he wouldn't have gotten the piece. >> exactly. >> a star. >> thanks for coming in. >> appreciate it. >> thanks. all right then. well, some local news that could be some nfl teams on the move. we'll tell you who might be playing their next home game right here in los angeles. also, the tide rolls in college football national
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the alabama crimson tide are the new college football national champions nape beat the number one ranked undefeated crimson tide by a final score of 45-40. >> derek henry scored three touchdowns to lead alabama to victory. 14th national championship, fourth in the last seven years. the nfl could be in for a major shake-up. three teams, st. louis rams, oakland raider, san diego chargers, are all vying to make l.a. their new home. >> only a veet from the 32 nfl owners can make the move final. that decision could be coming in days. here's dan simon. >> reporter: meet oakland raider super fan gorilla rilla. he hasn't missed a home game in 20 years, so the idea of his team moving to los angeles makes him go a little bananas. >> stay in oakland.
build a stadium in oakland. >> why do the raiders do you think belong in oakland? >> it's the mystique. it's the legend. >> if the oakland raiders had a temple it just might be this place, ricky's sports bar in california, not far from the stadium itself. just looking at the stuff on the walls and you can pretty much deduce that it has one of the most passionate fan bases in the nfl. would bit a betrail to the fan it is they left? >> some people could take it that way. >> reporter: but it's not just oakland fans who would be devastated. the st. louis rams and the san diego chargers are all vying to move to the city of angels. all three teams unhappy with their aging stadiums. but the decision isn't about the fans, plain and simple, it's about business. los angeles, of all, is the second biggest tv market in the country. ain't hasn't had an nfl team in 21 years. both the rams and the raiders had their teams in l.a. but
moved in 1995. now the nfl and the city are eager for another franchise. you don't usually see this at a city council meeting but this is what it looked like in inglewood when ram supporters showed up in force in support of a proposed stadium here and bringing back that team. the raiders and chargers would share a stadium in nearby carson. l.a. where with its size can support two teams but the nfl will only support one stadium. >> we have three teams that are interested, that have been struggling to get stadiums built in their own communities. there's a regular cognition that has to get resolved long term. >> reporter: how it gets resolve sd with the owners, 24 of 32 owners must approve of the deal. only nine owners can block one. >> the name the los angeles raiders just doesn't sound good. >> nothing against l.a. we love l.a. but it just don't sound right. oakland raiders. >> oakland, california!
>> reporter: but if it happens to be the i'd aers that move to l.a., the team almost certainly retain their most diehard fans. >> ai was a fan when they were n oakland. i was a fan when they left. i'm a fan now. whether they leave or stay, i'm still a fan. >> reporter: dan simon, cnn, oakland. >> very disturbing gorilla suit. richest man is buying the film studio for $3.5 billion. the chairman of the chinese conglomerate just revealed the deal. we have details from beijing. why they would make this move, put this deal in context for us. >> it's a historic deal, frankly. you just said, $3.5 billion, significant in and of itself
just based on the dollar amounts. perhaps more so than that this is the largest cultural acquisition a chinese firm has made of a u.s. firm with the wanda group purchasing legendary pictures. i think there's a couple of things at play here in terms of the motivation behind this deal. obviously wanda sees this as a profit making endeavor. they also -- the chairman has shown a tendency in his dealings over the past couple of years to expand his company's footprint into international audiences. and you can see this by picking up legendary pictures, i think you will see more of chinese influences on the kind of movies that are made. and in terms of getting those movies into chinese theaters here. but then i think also you're seeing perhaps what could become a broader outlet fordow mess tickically made chinese films. films produced here in china, many industry executives trying to get chinese films to be seen in other outlets around the world. the chairman of wanda group has
asked about that and how that could possibly succeed at the event today. here's what he had to say. >> translator: if american companies want to tap into china's fast-growing movie market they have to cater to the interest of chinese audiences. if not, they won't succeed. there have been movies that have done this already. for example, the latest "mission impossible" movie. if you want to make money you need to make people like your movies. ruth now chinese made films don't generate enough interest in america to be shown there. for that to happen, chinese movies will have to find ways to entertain american audiences. it's just how this process works. >> so that's the big question here, will pictures produced by legendary pictures moving forward make their way into the chinese markets more so than they have before and will this deal help facilitate chinese movies being seen in american
theaters. that's something that hasn't happened yet but is a lofty goal for the film industry here in china. >> very lofty goal indeed. matt rivers joining us there from beijing. always appreciated. thank you. a short break here on "cnn newsroom." a damaged storage facility is spilling natural gas at an alarming rate in the los angeles suburb. the latest on the problems it's causing for thousand of residents nearby. plus, he's been relatively quiet until now. coming up, joe biden talks about the presidential campaign including his own decision about it.
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quinnipiac university poll shows donald trump with a narrow lead over ted cruz among republican voters and democrat hillary clinton is holding on to a slim lead over bernie sanders in the latest nbc news/"wall street journal"/maris poll. well, as the race tightens up we tried to find out what one big name in the democratic party has to say about it all. >> joe biden has kept fairly quiet since he decided not to run late yast year but he's sharing his thoughts with chief political analyst gloria boerger in th . >> last week the president was talking at gun control and wrote a piece in which he introduced a litmus test in support of democratic candidates and he said either you're with us all the way on gun reform or i'm not going to support you. >> i don't think he said that. what he said was, unless you have a reasonable position on guns. >> doesn't that mean either you're with us? >> no, it doesn't.
>> let me ask you this then. bernie sanders, senator sanders has the history on this. he has in the past voted to protect gun manufacturers from liability. is this a shot across the bow at bernie sanders? >> bernie sanders has said that he thought the president's approach is the correct approach. bernie sanders said he thinks there should be liability now. >> well, he said he's -- might reconsider his position. >> okay. but he -- look, one of the purposes the president has and i have, we want to effect the attitude of the nominees. we've worked too hard the last seven years to take the party to a place in the country to a place we think it should be. and so what little influence i may have and he may have on who the nominee is and what the nominee says, we're not going to be shameful of that. >> does bernie sanders have to change his position on gun mfers in order to have your support and you out there campaign for him should he be the nominee or the president?
>> no, bernie sanders has to do is say the second amendment says, which he has of late, the second amendment says you can limit who can own a gun. that people are criminals, shouldn't have guns. people who are schizophrenic and have mental illnesses should not own guns. and he has said that. >> so he's okay with you? >> yes. he's okay. look, bernie's doing a heck of a job. i think we have three great candidates out there. i really mean this. they're actually debating issues. >> donald trump right now is the republican front-runner, no doubt about it. let me ask you, is he qualified to be president of the united states and a leader on the world stable? >> anyone in the american public says they want to be president is qualified to be president. i know that sounds like i'm avoiding the question and that's not my style. >> you are. you are. >> no, no, i want to make that clear at the front end. i think though he's an incredibly divisive figure. the country has never done well
when the leader of the country appeals to people's fears as opposed to their hopes. that's what worries me about donald trump. if donald trump gets a nomination and wins the election, if he's as smart as i think he is he's going to regret having said the things he said and done. the whole idea as we were talking before about how to pull the country together, for god's sake, pull the politics together down here, how is donald trump do that? how does donald trump on the tangent he's on now trying to separate people based on their ethnicity, based on their origin, based on -- i mean, it's just -- it's divisive. it's not healthy. >> well, you know, he -- putin has called trump an outstanding and talented personality and trump has said about putin, at least he's leader, you deal an awful lot with foreign leaders. how would you see trump on the
world stage? >> i would -- i would hope he would have an extremely qualified staff with him. i would hope he would have people from the last administration, other republican administrations who were substantively grounded in -- >> you're saying he's not substanti substantive? >> it not so far. doesn't mean he can't be but he has no background in foreign policy. it's one thing to have an assessment of putin's personality and putin of him, that's okay. but tell me what he knows about strategic doctrine. tell me what he knows about the nuclear equation with the united states and tell me what hu knows about china's soviet -- china/russian relations. i mean, i don't know. maybe he's keeping it all a secret but he haven't spoken to any of the substance so far. none of the substance. so i think he would be most world leaders, would hope that a couple crash graduate courses
before he started to try to exercise the role of president. >> as we all know you were thinking long and hard yourself about running for the presidency, and you decided it was a no-go. and you've said you regret it every day. >> yeah. >> tell me about that. >> well, in response to a question -- i did say that i made the absolute right decision for my family. >> do you regret -- >> well, what i regret is -- and i'll still going to be able to do it, is i care deeply about these issues. i've spent my whole adult life, i was 29 years old working on foreign policy and domestic policy and i care deeply about it. and so i regret -- to the extent i regret not having a louder voice on it but i'm the vice president of the united states. another year in office. we have an opportunity to get a lot more done. we've done a great deal not withstanding the fiction on the other side. we've done a great deal. we've taken this country from chaos to recovery.
we're on the verge of resurgence. we genuinely are in a better position than any nation in the world economically and politically. and so there's so much we can do. and the opportunities we have and life sciences and the opportunities we have in the breakthroughs that are going to occur in the next four to six years are astounding. >> let me ask you about the race. >> yeah. >> that you're not? >> yep. >> and now we see that bernie sanders and hillary clinton are actually running neck and neck in iowa and in new hampshire. why do you think hillary clinton is struggling? >> well, first of all, i think -- you and i talked about it. i don't want to say that for certain, but we may have. i thoughts for the last six months they were neck and neck in both places. i never bought the idea that there was somehow -- that remembering he was up by 15 points in new hampshire and he was down by 15 points. that's not -- that's not the way
this process works, as you and i both know. i'm much older than you but you've covered a lot of this. >> uh-huh. >> so i'm not surprised that it is viewed as neck and income but i'm also -- will be surprised if the pundits turn out to be right. they hardly ever are in iowa and new hampshire. >> why is she struggling? you say, i mean, we consider she was an overwhelming favorite and -- >> well, i think that's part of the reason. >> she's a democratic socialist. >> yeah. but, i mean, you know, if bernie sanders never said he was a democratic socialist based on what he's saying people wouldn't be catting him a democratic socialist. that's how he characterizes himself in european terms, democratic socialist, parties in jurp. >> europe. >> why is she having trouble? >> well, i think that benny rni speaking to a yearning that is deep and real and he has credibility on it. and that is the absolute
enormous concentration of wealth in a small group of people with the middle class now being able to be shown being left out. there used to be a basic bargain. if you contributed to the profitability of an enterprise you got to share in the profit. that's been broken. productivity is up. wages are -- >> hillary is talking about that. >> welt, it's relatively new for hillary to talk about that. hillary's focus has been on other things up to now. that's been bernie's -- no one questions bernie's authenticity on those issues. >> they question hers? >> well, i think they questions anybody who hasn't been talking about it all along. i think she's come forward with some really thoughtful approaches to deal with the issue. but i just think -- and look, you know, everybody, you know, it's the old thing. everybody wants to be the favorite. no one wants to be the prohib
prohibitive favorite. it's an awful high bar for her to meet to be a prohibitive favorite. i don't think she ever thought tre she was a prohibitive favorite. i think everything is coming down the aearth, settling in bu i don't think it's over. >> if hillary clinton was to lose new hampshire, is there any way you would possibly take another look at this race? >> no. first of all, even if hillary loses both, i haven't thought this through, it's a long way to go to the nomination. and you know, so it's one thing theoretically to win both of those. go to south carolina, it's going to be a pretty rough sledding down there for bernie and for -- and another guy who is in it. o'malley. he's a qualified guy. this guy is a serious governor. >> you're closing the door. >> no, i don't think -- i don't
think there's any door to open. >> gloria borger speaking with u.s. vice president joe biden. and next hour here on "cnn newsroom" vice president biden will talk about the death of his son beau biden and how he and his family are coping. city officials deal with an ongoing natural gas leak. we'll hear from an environmental activist and families who say they're effected by the fumes. all of that is just ahead. win one thousand dollars every day at h&r block. ♪ a thousand people win a thousand dollars every single day for a month. get in on this! ♪ i will not lose.
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activist equates to the bp oil spill on land. it's not visible by the naked eye but some residents of the los angeles suburb of porter ranch say a massive natural gas leak is causing them harm. >> i would have extreme headaches. i was nauseous. the kids were having headaches. >> reporter: the katz family suing so cal gas is temporarily living 30 miles from their home. so cal gas has relocated 2800 households so far. since october, the canyon storage facility owned beity southern california gas company has been spewing natural gas at a rate of 100,000 pounds per hour. the magnitude of the leak evident in this video taken by environmental activists last month. the problem so severe the governor of california declared a state of emergency. local air quality officials is devising a plan with the company to burn off the seeping natural gas. so cal gas says it is working around the clock to stop the
leak but says it may not be plugged until late march. >> we're drilling a relief well. that relief well is going to go way down, about 8500 feet. it's going to intersect with the leaking well and then pump liquids and muds down there to stop the flow of gas and then cement to permanently abandon well. >> reporter: on its website the company apologizes for the unpleasant smell for the odor rant but claims that the leak, quote, does not pose an eminent threat to public safety. >> it's gas, it's dangerous, and you should not tell them otherwise. >> reporter: environmental activists erin brockovich is taking up the cause for the people affected by the gas company's leak. >> if it can't harm you, going to a lot of effort to relocate thousands and thousands of people. they can't harm you, we're going a lot of effort to get those children in those schools to a safe location. >> reporter: some students will return to class on tuesday and will be attending two nearby schools that have set up
temporarily facilities. >> our lifestyles are completely different. our ree teens are changed. >> reporter: the katz family is adjusting but still reeling from what happened earlier to their young daughter. >> she needed an inhaler and then in the middle of october that's when things got worse. she was in the hospital for four days. we were in and out of the pediatric's office, urgent care, and nobody could figure out what was wrong. >> now, while it may take a month or more to actually cap this well and abandon it for good, there are other wells out there and local officials are very concerned that the same thing that has happened with this one will happen with the others. so they are looking to take action now to make sure that doesn't happen. isha and john? >> stephanie, thank you for that. now we'll take a short break. fans around the world are celebrating the life of david bowie. we'll show you how those in london are remembering a hometown hero. i said you better sign it... hi, i'm andrew luck. could anyone use some of my lucky beard for retirement?
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the last. artist loved by so many across generations. but this mural in bricks on the, south london, where david bowie was born, fans came to honor their hero and grieve. 21-year-old rosary was visibly heartbroken by the news but came to remember the joy bowie brought to the world. >> i think the important thing is to, you know, it's not to be sad. we have to celebrate what we lived through and that, you know, we had such a great influence on our lives. >> reporter: the people hearsay david bowie, his art, played a defining role in their lives. >> i spent my teenage life growing up listening to bowie. i literally stopped on the road on brixton hill so he feels a part of our culture. >> reporter: prime minister david cameron also paid tribute to a british performer who became a global icon. >> musically, creatively, artistically, david bowie was a genius. for someone of my age, he provided a lot of the sound
track of of lives. from the first time i heard "space odyssey" to watching athletes appear in the wonderful olympics. ♪ >> reporter: that song also has special meaning to the people of germany. in 1987 bowie sang "heroes" at the berlin wall, a performance heard by people on both sides of the divided city. the german foreign ministry tweeted, good-bye, david bowie, you are now among heroes. thank you for helping to bring down the wall. across the world, madonna, the foo fighters remembered i'm him. the vatican spokesman quoted his lyrics, may god's love be with you. and this was shared widely on social media. animation cycling through the many extraordinarily varied
reinventions of bowie's interventions over his five decade career. ♪ ground control to major tom >> chris hatfield recorded his own version onboard the international space station. said, bowie's brilliance inspired us all. a sentiment shared on a crowded street. for all the shock and sadness here his fans wanted to share one overwhelming emotion, gratitude. phil black, cnn, london. >> and wreel leae'll leave it t. i'm john vause. >> i'm isha sesay. the news continues on cnn right after this. in new york state, we believe tomorrow starts today. all across the state the economy is growing, with creative new business incentives, the lowest taxes in decades, and university partnerships,
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minds as the first man to make his identity his canvas. ziggy stardust and the thin white duke, the touch stone for a generation of musicians, thinkers and leaders. and actor, film maker, and taboo breaker, how his art and example changed the world. good evening, everyone. welcome to the program. when was the last time the western world came together to mourn a musician? when a sudden and shocking dplam glam rock death dominated news broadcasts and when the head to
the global church, a leader of the nato alliance and one of the world's top football alliance paid tribute to a major rock star? ♪ ground control to major tom from ground control to life on mars, he crossed autofrontiers, broke all the rules and created new norms. in the summer of '69, space oddity hit the music stores nine days before neil arm strong touched down on the moon for real. ♪ cha changes >> and all day the generation that came of age with bowie's transformational sounds and now runs the world has paid tribute to the man who had the courage
to stay ahead of his time all the time. upon hearing of the death at 69 after a private struggle with cancer, the british prime minister described him as a creative genius who created the sound track to our lives. >> he was a master of reinvention. one of the things that's so incredible is almost all of his reinventions worked brilliantly. we mourn the loss of a great talent. and bowie may not have been openly religious, but the archibishop said he was inspired by the artist as a young man. >> i remember sitting and listening to his songs endlessly in the 70s, particularly. and always really relishing what he was, what he did, the impact he had. >> and the manager of a football club said david bowie's simple
message was be strong enough to be yourself. nick glass looks back at this extraordinary life. >> reporter: the simple truth is david bowie was magnetically agelessly, cool. ♪ ♪ put on your red shoes and dance ♪ . >> i was shoved into that kind of out of a cult status into this kind of oh, the new phil collins. it's like, what is this? i'm on the radio, mom. >> reporter: modern love, another hit from his album, let's dance. ♪ modern love ♪ gets me through the times >> and then two or three years
where i felt like. >> reporter: he was lost in the wilderness with only his drugs for come pan onship. it took me a time to get back on my feet. what i loved was the creative process of imaginative music, not reaching the expectations of an audience. >> reporter: it began in the early 60s. at 16 he already had careful hair and a band. >> i could count on one hand the people that were -- had started playing music that young in the school. it was pretty obvious that he had something very early on that was going to blossom. >> reporter: the dream genie from 1972. ♪ >> being an artist, i wanted to effect the medium. that was very important to me. and i think if you feel that you've contributed to the currency and changed it a
little, that's really, that's really good for the ego. >> this was the cover of his first album, simply called david bowie in 1967. space oddity followed in 1969 with its famous title song. ♪ translucent skin, great bone structure. physically, there was almost something other worldly. they fought over a girl at school leaving bowie with his left eye famously discolored. >> i was so annoyed. we made up and made friends afterwards. he said many years later i did him a favor. giving him that interplanetary look. >> the title track in 1972 from
the ziggy star bust album. ♪ >> the chameleon will change the color of its skin to fit into its environment. i do the reverse. >> reporter: i know when he was in the ziggy stardust phase,
i know he was the ideas guy. he dreamt all that up. >> reporter: life on mars from 1973. ♪ >> i'd say his strength is he's always making a movie in a sense. he's like a director. he sees something. he's got a vision of a new kind of sound and a new direction, and he goes for it. >> nothing you have seen or heard about david bowie will prepare you for the impact of his first dramatic performance in the man who fell to earth. >> reporter: in the movies it
was a great entrance. ♪ >> just when you think you have him figured out, he comes out and he's an actor. he's a musician. he's an artist. and he puts them all together. and he does whatever he wishes whenever he wishes. >> as a teenager, he signed his name with a florish of a born star, davey jones, the name he was born with. his greatest talent was always his voice, and his ability to write songs for that voice. there were 27 studio albums in all. >> i wanted something that kind of sparks me off and gets me thinking, and one tends to find that on the outside of the mainstream. once you get sucked into the middle of the mainstream, it's tyrannical in there. and i don't want to be ruled by
that blandness. there's nothing in there in the mainstream that i want in my life. it really is just not what i want. >> reporter: from 1977. ♪ david bowie, the outsider, who became a legend on his own terms. >> on his own terms, indeed. and the film and stage producer, robert fox has known david bowie for four decades. he saw him weeks ago in new york and joins me in lobd london. welcome to the program. >> thank you. >> tell me about the last time you saw him. so many people were shocked about this news. very few people knew he was so ill. >> the last time i saw him was the day after the musical i
worked on with him opened, lazarus, and i went around to see him to talk about the musical. and also because i was going back to london, and to say good-b good-bye. and he was in -- he wasn't feeling particularly well. i knew that
i only had a brief moment. but he was impeccable as ever. his manners were impeccable, and he talked about the future of the show. he talked a little bit about the treatment that he was going to start, and he was optimistic and hopeful and positive as ever. >> did you along with a close circle know for a while that he was so desperately ill? >> a few people knew. and they were the people that i think he felt had to know to explain why he sometimes couldn't be around. i don't think it was because we were special and different. it was because of a practicality that he knew some people would
feel it odd if he wasn't there for some reason, but i think that was the only reason we knew. >> it's extraordinary, and we'll show at the end of our program, the music video of lazarus. it's now, in retrospect, and it was released, the album just a few days ago on friday, on his 69th birthday, two days before he died. he is saying good-bye. that video is him saying good-bye, and i think you were there at the studio while he was doing a practice? >> yes. i went to the studio. he asked me to go down to his studio in brooklyn when i went over for the first day of rehearsal, and he was recording the video for -- >> and ill? >> he was not well, but he was --amazing. what does he mean to you? how did your friendship start? >> the friendship started at a friend's house. we found ourselves in conversation, and i was sort
of -- i was in awe because it was david bowie, and he immediately put me at my ease, and we just started to chat. i don't remember exactly what it was about, but i felt comfortable in his presence. >> and fast forward all these decades, you were the one who collaborated on his last major project, lazarus, the theater, and obviously the album, the song from the album as well. and he was -- he lived in new york not under is gaze of the paparaz paparazzi. you wroten a piece about how he would go around incognito. how did he get away with it? >> he had the ability to become -- he was a chameleon in many ways, but he could become a very ordinary looking man, and sometimes i'd meet him in new
york in a cafe, and people wouldn't recognize him. and they'd be sitting three feet from him. he could just -- he could fit in. >> you've been doing this with the best for a long, long time. what does he, the artist, mean to our world? i mean, you've seen the array of different people who have paid tributes to him today. >> well, i think, you know, he means to much to so many millions of people all over the world, and everybody has their own experience of him whether, you know, it was the start of a love affair of a breakup, or, you know, everyone has history with david. and my history with him is that in the last 15 years we saw each other. then he asked me to work with him, and i've had the best working experience i've ever had in my life. and that's all i can tell you
from my experience. >> thank you for sharing your memories. thank you. ? 1987 he performed at the berlin wall, the divided city he called home in the mid 70s and where he wrote heros. he said it was one of the most emotional performances he's ever done. he backed up to the stage to the wall so the wall was acting as or backdrop and we could hear them cheering and singing along from the other side. it was breaking my heart, and i'd never done anything like that in my life, and i guess i never will again. just five days later, near the berlin wall, the u.s. president, ronald reagan issued that famous demand to the soviet union. >> tear down this wall. >> and, indeed, two years later,
that wall was torn down by the people themselves. as we've mentioned, bowie's space oddity heralded human kind's space odyssey. today, 47 years later, tim pete tweeted his sadness from the international space station. many, of course, will recall the canadian astronaut's version back in 2013. ♪ major tom to ground control ♪ i left forever more ♪ and i'm floating in a most peculiar way ♪ ♪ and the stars look very different today ♪ ♪ for here am i sitting
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at the age of 69. tributes are pouring in from across the music world from the rolling stars, kanye west to gene simmons. the foo fighters who pharrell williams. he crossed generations and generas, and joining me to talk more about this is david si sinclaire. how hard is it for you to imagine a world without david bowie? >> it shakes you to your foundation. he's contributed in so many different genres, as you say, and he's just -- there's something about him that has a slight sort of immortality in his music. his music was fantastic in terms of its melody qualities, the way it's imbedded in your mind. so many people know these songs. >> it's really crossing all
sorts of do mains, and his music, also he had the most beautiful voice, didn't he? >> his voice was pretty impressive, yes. if you ever heard a care okerr n i version of one of his songs, you realized how good his voice was. he was a stylist. he had a unique style. you always knew it was david bowie. he had a slight arch quality, almost theatrical in his words. >> and we'll see his last will and testament, if you like. his last music video that has just been released. the outpouring of sadness and affection real transferred from icon to icon. the rolling stones tweeted their sorrow. back in 1985, bowie teamed up with mcjagger to raise money
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this is "cnn newsroom." we want to welcome our viewers joining us right now from the united states and, of course, a big welcome back to our internooshl viewers. it's time to update you on the main stories this hour. the mexican government has release third down video showing the raid that took down el chapo. the shootout left five of his men dead and after a chase, guzman was recaptured six months after he escaped from prison. authorities say an interview he gave to sean penn was essential in finding mguzman. >> aid has arrived in madaya.
a convoy delivered food and supplies to tens of thousands of people who had been trapped since july. the u.n. relief coordinator says about 400 people need to be evacuated immediately for medical treatment or they could die. >> fans around the world are celebrating the life and music of david bowie. a crowd in his hometown in london came together for a sing along. tributes are pouring in from stars and fans as they say good-bye to a legend. we are three weeks away from the iowa caucuses and a new polls shows bernie sanders is gaining ground among democratic voters. >> take a look. the latest nbc news poll shows hillary clinton with 48%.
sanders has 45%. that's well within the margin of error. he says his surge has put clinton on the attack. >> i think the most important point to be made is that secretary clinton and her campaign now know that she is in serious trouble. and i think a candidate who was originally a thought to be the a anoi anointed, to be the inevitable candidate is now locked in a very difficult race here in iowa and in new hampshire. >> barack obama will speak to the nation tuesday night in his final state of the union address. the speech will likely include key issues such as fighting isis and gun control. >> the address comes a week after mr. obama used his executive authority to expand some gun laws. and he could use his speech to highlight other areas he might tackle without the help of congress. joe biden is facing his
final year in office. you'll remember he decided not to run for president after the death of his son. >> in this exclusive interview with a chief political analyst, biden talks about how he and his family are coping and what his plans are for the future. >> i just want to ask how you're doing. >> we're doing well. look, anybody who has been through this kind of thing, and millions of people have, know -- and i know from losing my wife and daughter years ago, that you have to get through the season. thanks giving was hard. for 40 years we went the same place and did the same thing. we're kind of a traditional family. christmas, where everybody moves into my house for th last 20 years, four days ahead of christmas. they literally leave their homes and move in. and, you know, the idea of an
empty chair? you know, and -- it was something no one looked forward to, but everybody, they're tough, and we're focusing on the inspiration of beau rather than the loss of beau. but, you know, we're, as a family, we're sticking together and getting through it. and. >> reporter: how are you? >> i'm good. i miss him every day. i mean, he was my soul. he was my heart and soul. and my daughter is my comfort. i mean, it's interesting. you have more than one child. they all -- you love them all equally, but they all have a different relationship, and beau was -- beau was my soul. beau was my conscious. beau was my -- he was like -- he was the little boy who when he was six years old, he was 30 years old. you know? i mean, and hunt is any part
with his passion. so i think about him all the time, but i try to focus on what we have. and my two grandchildren, they are beautiful and smart. you'd expect a grand dad to say that, but i see them all the time, and so everybody is -- everybody's -- his wife is incredible. she's like my daughter. we're just focusing on, you know, anyway. i'm talking too much about it. i apologize. >> reporter: no. >> anyway, thank god. and, you know, you said you all mourned with me. the truth of the matter is, a lot of you did. i know it was sincere, and it mattered. it really matters. >> reporter: let me ask you about your next big thing which is the moon shot. for cancer, as you call it. what did you learn as the parent
of a cancer patient about how realistic and achievable this moon shot really is? >> i learned two things. first of all, when you have a son or daughter, husband, wife, someone you adore, you become as educated as you can, as quickly as you can, particularly when you know it's a very serious form, et cetera. so i learned a lot about -- for lack of a better phrase, the mechanics of cancer, and the delivery systems. and there's so many changes that are just on the cusp. but then as i got into it more deeply after beau passed, i realized a lot of this is siloed. i've met with over 2 00 oncologists and cancer research centers and philanthropists, and what everyone acknowledges privately, they think i may be able to wring them all together.
>> what do you want to do? >> i want to break down the silos, have immediate access to information and research. have a conduit to get out, not just the great centers of study. to get to oncologists out in the field, the information we already have that they don't have access to. >> reporter: as we head into the state of the union, is there a moment you're going to remember with this president? >> well, yeah, there is one. he may be embarrassed. we were having lunch, and it was clear beau was having trouble with his speech, and he still had three months to go, four months to go as attorney general, and my son, beau biden was the most honorable, straight guy, and i knew if my son
thought he was losing his cognitive capability, he'd resign. thank god he took all these tests. there was no cognitive impact, but it was affecting his speech center, and so i was having lunch with the president. he's the only guy other than my family that i confided all along on everything that was going on, because i felt a responsibility to do that so he knew where i was, my thinking. and i said you know, my concern is, i said, if beau resigns, he has no -- there's no -- nothing to fall back on. his salary, and i said, but i worked it out, but jill and i will sell the house and be in good shape. he said don't sell the house. promise me you won't sell the house. he said, i'll give you the money. whatever you need. i'll give you the money. promise me. >> i said i don't think we'll have to. he said promise me, and then i'll never forget the eulogy he
delivered for beau. and when beau had his stroke, he had a stroke and they thought -- it turned out it was the beginning of the cancer, and he came running down the hallway in his shirt sleeve and said is he okay. his love of family and my family, and my love of his family. his two children and my granddaughters are best friends. his number two daughter, my number three granddaughter, they play together. it's really -- it's personal. it's family. >> reporter: do you have any idea what you're going to be doing your first day out of public office? let's say january 21st, 2017? >> i know i will be -- i'm in the process of trying to work that out right now. here's the thing.
you've known me a long time. since i've been 27 years old, every morning i got up, i've focussed on an issue. i was focussed on a public policy. this will be the first time, and then i decided, wait, i don't have to stop focusing on that. the question is what forum will i use for the focus. my dad used to say no man or woman should retire unless they know what they're going to do when they get up the next morning. i'm working on that right now. >> a personal side of joe biden. china's richest man is now a hollywood mogul after a major deal with a film studio. >> the wonder group has announced it's buying a hit maker. >> the price tag was about $3.5 billion. >> and north korea says it's
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and out of positive territory finishing the day of slightly. trading is underway in hong kong. the heng sang down nearly .7%. a look at japan's nikkei, it's lost nearly 3%. we'll keep a close eye on that. in australia, it was down .14%. now to other big stories. the mother of the affluenza teen is expected to leave jail on tuesday. this comes after a texas judge lowered her bail from one million dollars to $75,000. >> prosecutors say she helped her son, ethan, leave the country to avoid a probation hearing and possible jail time. under the conditions of couch's bail, she must wear a gps monitor. he's also been ordered a mental evaluation. turning to north korea where someone says he's a u.s. citizen
is asking to be rescued. they gave us access to the man they're holding on charges of spying. will ripley joins us with details. will, you know better than anyone that the challenge and reporting from north korea is that everything is controlled and cover yo graphed by the government. it was last week the country was facing criticism for the claim of a successful h bomb nuclear test. why is it presenting this detained man now? >> reporter: it's interesting, errol. we were told about this man shortly after we arrived in pyongyang, about a day after the h bomb test. they said they'd give us more details later. we really didn't know a whole lot until shortly before the interview when he was brought into the room with a complex, and uncorroborated story of espionage. days after the nuclear test shocked the world, a new
diplomatic bomb shell. this man says he's an american citizen who used to live in virginia. north korea calls him a spy, accused of stealing nuclear and military secrets. pyongyang authorities order him to speak to us in korean. he seems aware our conversation is likely being listened to. i committed an act of espionage, he says. i gathered information about the nuclear program and military facilities. he says north korean agents arrested him three months ago seizing a camera and documents with details of north korea's nuclear program. cnn cannot determine whether kim is making his statements under duress. he says he was not spying for the united states but for south korean conservative elements with a goal of undermining the regime. the south korean government calls the claims groundless. >> reporter: how did you pass on the nflgs you collected? >> i bribed a local resident.
an x soldier with military access. i hid the information and secretly brought it to china. kim says he drove back and forth every day as president of a company that operates in a special economic zone where foreign businesses operate just inside north korea. the businesses help to pay for things like the nuclear program. >> translator: it's time for the u.s. government to withdraw the hostile policy against north korea. we're allowed to photograph kim's american passport. he says he was born in south korea but became a u.s. citizen almost 30 years. so far the state department has refused to comment or even confirm his u.s. citizenship. saying speaking publicly about specific cases of detained americans can complicate our tireless efforts to secure their
freedom. >> translator: i'm asking the u.s. or south korean government to rescue me, kim says. >> reporter: neither country has diplomatic relations with north korea. for now this professed u.s. citizen is detained. no trial date. no idea if he'll ever see his family or country again. >> all right. will ripley filing that report. we'll speak with him again next hour. >> new delhi has been coping with stifling, dangerous pollution. our meteorologist has been tracking the air quality levels, and they are trying to do something about it, aren't they, with cars but not sure if it's working that well? >> not to the level they expected it would. let's take a look at what we have. new delhi's air quality is typically bad this time of year. they don't have the rain to clear the air out. this time of year is when they typically have bad air quality,
but this is excessive. it puts us well into the hazardous category. this isn't just for sensitive lungs or breathing. this is for anyone. you should not be outdoors breathing in that consistent bad air. the reason why get it this time of year is because of what is going on in the region. normally we have a lot of that monsoon flow in the summer. the rain helps clear the air out. this time of year we get warmer air aloft. it acts as a lid and traps all the colder dense air below underneath it. it also allows the pollutants to stay in place. so you get this smog that just develops all along the region back and forth, and it just sits there because you have nothing to really clear the air out. so, again, the numbers, especially around new delhi, because the thing with there is there's a lot of cars. there's a lot of things that are
putting out ppollutants. they're trying to take turns driving, but still, look at some of the numbers. again, 40 7, 331. 359, 382, all within the close proximity of the new delhi area. this is just the last 27 hours. you can see they've never really gotten to a healthy level. they go back and forth between unhealthy, very unhealthy, or hazardous. those are the only three options for the last 27 hours. here's a look again to the region. here you can see the himalayan mountains through here. and this is where the smog is stretching. so it's not just in new delhi. it's all along that southern rim of the mountains, and, again, the numbers out of here, staggering, 290 in new delhi. if farther south and east, the numbers go up. that's due to the geography. 522.
again, these are not good numbers. when we look at the forecast, there's not much good news, because we're not expecting much in the way of rain or really a shift in the wind or anything that could perhaps help to clear out a lot of the pollution from the air. so at this point, really what they hope is that it's a delayed effect, but that a lot of the things set in place like the odd and even license plate numbers taking turnings, that maybe it will start to make a significant difference. >> it's just a new reality in that part of the world, unfortunately. >> thanks for that great explanation. appreciate it. >> thanks, alison. >> it's not just hazardous pollution in the air. love is up there too. murdoch is set to marry again. jerry hall. >> the pair got engaged over the weekend in los angeles where they attended the golden globes.
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the raid, the take down, and the fallout. new details from the oerperatio that captured el chapo. >> there's a new crisis. 400 people must be evacuated or they could face death. and later, a big deal as china's richest man buys a major hollywood production company. >> a very warm welcome to our viewers in the united states and those of you watching from around the world. i'm errol barnett. >> and i'm rosemary church. thanks for joining us. this is "cnn newsroom."
we have new details and video showing the intense gunfight and the aftermath in the raid to recapture el chapo. this was the scene after the king ping was captured and brought back to the prison where he escaped from last july. >> marked with bullet holes, you see the walls testify to the extent of the gun battle. this is what it looked like as the raid unfolded. five of el chapo's men died. mexico's president praised the capture from a national address. >> translator: the arrest of the most wanted criminal in the world proves the coordination of our security institutions and our rule of law. with this action, 98 of the 122 most dangerous criminals are no longer a threat to society, and
we'll find them. of course, we still have challenges, but we're dealing with them with vision and determination. >> reporter: martin savidge as more for you on the raid and el chapo's last ditch effort to keep his freedom. >> reporter: hello, this video that was released by the mexican military is pretty remarkable. it's a helmet camera that clearly is giving you the vantage point, and you are right there as the entry team moves in. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: a gun battle. they storm a compound where the world's most wanted man, el chapo, is holed up. the troops follow the heavy gunfire with stun grenades. five of the guards are killed, but the drug lord escapes through a nearby s sewer.
a short time later he's arrested. one of the world's richest men led away in an undershirt covered in the filth of the sewer. mexico's attorney general says this interview for rolling stone magazine was essential to his capture stemming from a stated desire about making a movie of his life. sean penn met with him last october at the heavily guarded mexican compound high in the mountains. now in what's called the first ever interview, el chapo speaks openly after his childhood, working in the marijuana fields. >> translator: where i grew up there's no other way. there still isn't. a way to survive. >> reporter: amazingly, he tells penn that he, himself, hasn't taken drugs in 20 years and he
insists he's not a violent man. >> translator: all i do is defend myself. nothing more. i do not start looking for trouble. >> reporter: but this meeting was largely the work of del castillo, famous in her home country for a career that includes a role as a drug lord esz. she angered many when she tweeted today i believe more in el chapo guzman than the government that hide the truth from me. that caught his attention. he contacted her and eventually penn got on board. both traveled to mexico to meet el chapo, and according to penn, the last leg of their trip was spent in an armed convoy of suvs, their driver, el chapo's son. along the way, mexican soldiers stopped them. penn says when they recognized the drug dealers, they backed off and waved them through.
now mexican officials say the communication with penn and dell castillo priovided one of the leads to find him. they have been criticized. rubio said the two never should have met. >> i find it grotesque. >> reporter: in the past, he's met with other figures at odds with the u.s., like chavez, and the cuban president, castro. but now it appears that el chapo's desire to see his life's story on the big screen may well have been his undoing. there's a lot of debate of whether sean penn should be congratulated in helping capture him, but it was el chapo. he wanted the interview. essentially, he was the man responsible for his own down
fall. errol and rosemary. >> thanks, martin. a u.n. official says some 4 00 starving people must be evacuated immediately from the syrian city of madaya or they could die. a convoy of trucks brought food and other supplies to the city monday. a u.n. source says the delivery brought residents to tears. >> this was the first aid shipment in months for madaya and for two towns in the north. madaya has been under siege since july. >> reporter: all the evidence that we've seen and which we can place reliability, there has been a very severe mall nourishment, and we have reports of people who are either starving or have starved and died. i can tell you that we have had confirmation of extreme lack of nourishment of a number of people across all age.
>> activists have circulated shocking images. you've likely seen them online. we haven't been able to independently confirm them. they are disturbing. >> the syrian ambassador denies it. a spokesman for the international red cross traveled with the convoys hen 'descriand described what he saw. >> i saw the faces of israeli people who are tired and definitely didn't have enough food for many, many days. people coming, talking to us, many of them, you know, they just basically explain simply what they have eaten in the past few days. indeed, you know, grass, water with spices, you know, basic rice, or rice that really seems
like a luxury here. we just came back from a visit in a very basic makeshift, you know, dispensary. i wouldn't call it a hospital. the health situation here is tragic. it's -- i cannot really describe how bad the conditions of this hospital -- of this basic structure are. i mean, i don't know. it's just heart breaking to see, really. we hope that the medicines that we are bringing will make at least a little difference, but there are really severe cases here. >> officials say the aid in madaya could sustain the people there for about a month. they say they need to have regular access across syria.
we are just three weeks away from the iowa caucuses, and vermont senator bernie sanders is gaining ground on hillary clinton. >> he's also holding onto his lead in new hampshire, another key early voting state. we have more on that. >> reporter: hillary clinton dancing on ellen. seemingly without a care in the world. but there's some alarm inside her campaign as bernie sanders gains on her in iowa. >> clearly they began this race believing victory was inevitable. i don't think they believe that today. >> reporter: a new poll puts bernie sanders within striking distance. he's been the margin of error. >> you feel that's a real throw points that you're that close? >> i do. >> reporter: sanders is hanging onto a narrow lead in new hampshire. clinton is hoping to convince
people she's more electable, even though another poll shows her trailing trump and rubio in matchups. >> think about the people presenting themselves to you, their experience and positions and qualifications. and particularly, for those of us who are democrats, the electability. >> reporter: and sanders is countering the argument by pointing to polls in iowa and new hampshire that show him outperforming his rival against trump and cruz. >> face to face with donald trump and others, doing a lot better than hillary clinton does. i think in terms of electability, i think democrats might want to look at bernie sanders. >> reporter: but his moderate stance on gun laws has left him vulnerable. clinton is hitting his record including a 2005 vote that gave gun manufacturers immunity if
guns they sold were used in a crime. >> i think the efforts used by sanders to avoid responsibility for this vote which the nra hailed as the important important in 20 years points a clear difference. >> reporter: facing pressure, he said he's open to changing his position. >> there were part to it that i am willing to reconsider. >> reporter: i asked saunders if he thought president obama put his finger on the scale for hillary clinton. he was quick to say no. in fact, not wanting for there to be any daylight with the president on the issue. but he questions hillary clinton's authenticity and her record on guns. cnn, pleasantville, iowa. >> joining me now is peter binart. thank you so much for being with
us. so hillary clinton was once the presumptive nominee. now she's struggling in the polls against sanders in new hampshire and iowa. how worried should the clinton camp should be and how alarmed are they at this point? >> i don't think they're that alarmed, and i don't think they have a reason to be. new hampshire and iowa are good states for sanders because they're white states. his support is basically confined to white liberals. even if hillary clinton were to lose both, and i think that's unlikely. i think she's had a consistent lead in iowa. new hampshire is -- there's more of a possibility. but even if she loses one or both of the states, the states that come after, south carolina with the heavily african american population, nevada with a latino population. those are communities that give her a huge advantage. i think although bernie sanders is outperforming expectations, i think hillary clinton is in a
relatively safe place. >> interesting. there was a time when the polls showed clinton would win in a hypothetical matchup against trump or cruz. now they claim it's sanders who will likely do that? the that a true reflection, and if it is, what's clinton doing wrong? why is she hurting so bad? >> i think those polls are meaningless. polls that try to project how a democrat and republican would play out in a general election nine months from now are notoriously -- they don't reflect reality. the truth is that i think most political observers will tell you, including republicans that donald trump will have little chance against hillary clinton. because he would lose chunks of the traditional republican vote and produce a massive turnout among alienated latinos and others. i don't put a lot of stock on those polls at this point. >> i did want to ask you this. new york city mayor, or former
mayor, conducted research to see if he should enter the race as a third party in the 2016 race. what impact might that have if, by any chance, he proceeded with that? >> i don't think he'll do it. and part of the reason i think he won't do it is there's not really a space for bloomberg. he is much closer to where hillary clinton is than he is to where the republican is. he's not equally distance between the two. he's culturally liberal. i think in reality, there are not that many people who are looking for that kind of candidate. most of the people who would vote for boomberg and voted for him in new york will vote for hillary clinton happily. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. another interesting point there. also no space for bloomberg because the republican field is quite packed. fox business news announced the lineup for the next republican presidential debate.
thursday, in south carolina, and how crowded the stage will be. the main event has kasich, christie, trump, cruz, carson, and bush. >> meanwhile, rand paul says he will not take part after being relegated to the undercard debate. some calling it the kiddy table. that event will feature carly fiorina, mike huckabee, and santorum. >> and china's richest man is the richest mogul. details coming up.
>> barack obama is preparing for the final state of the union address of his presidency. >> mr. obama's speech will likely include issues such as gun control and his plans for fighting isis. the white house released this on monday to preview his address. >> i want us to be able when we walk out this door to say we couldn't think of anything else that we didn't try to do. that we didn't shy away from a challenge because it was hard. that we weren't the timid or got
tired or somehow were thinking about the next thing, because there is no next thing. and this is it. and never in our lives again will we have the chance to do as much good as we do right now. i want to make sure we maximize it. >> cnn political analyst, josh rogen joins us to help preview the state of the union address. josh, great to have you back on the program. thanks for coming in today. >> thanks for having me. >> twhat are your sources tellig you as far as what we can expect? >> the white house staff has been telling reporters today that the president will forego what we the typically expect from a state of the union address, namely, a list of specific policy proposals and a call on congress to implement
them. he'll present an optimistic view and he'll try to frame progress he's made in an attempt to solidify a legacy and to set terms for the coming election. >> and that optimism will be in stark contrast to what we've seen at the donald trump rallies for the past six months, that anger. on the economic front, many parts of the u.s. have these pockets of republican voters who are very angry, but if we just look at the numbers, unemployment is down to 5%. it was 10% in 2010. since then 14 million jobs have been created. should obama be touting the successes here knowing there's a vain of the country that hasn't felt it yet? >> it will be a difficult task for obama to convince the american people that the country is on the right track. in fact, the polls also show that 68% of americans believe that the country is on the wrong
track. when you combine that with all the rhetoric coming out of the republican candidates and campaigns, it will be a difficult, if not impossible mission in the, for the president to present the progress he's made as an accomplishment. nevertheless, he believes it's his last opportunity. this will be the last time the president really has a pulpit of this size, and audience of this size. he wants to use that the opportunity to frame a legacy that will be in contrast to the message and the data the republicans are putting out. >> the president will be focusing on the state of the country. in many ways, this serves as a moment to assess his policies. what type of leader has he proven himself to be when the factor in the climate change agreement, the iran nuclear deal and obama care? >> i think what any observer would say it's a mixed record.
look at 2015. a nuclear deal with iran, an opening of normalization of relations with cuba, and a pacific trade deal. at the same time, the fight against the islamic state don't seem to be going as the administration had hoped. this is why you see the white house focusing on a forward-looking optimism rather than a score card. if you look at the score card, even on the economy, no matter the measure, there are a lot of things left on the table. these are goals the president set forward that will not be achieved in his presidency. by focusing on process and looking toward the future, the president can make the case as he'll do tomorrow night that we're on the right path toward the better state of affairs. >> yeah. and who knows? perhaps there will be a surprise or too. josh rogen on cnn. thank you for your time. joining us from d.c. >> thank you. and remember to watch cnn
for live coverage of president obama's last state of the union address tuesday evening, and that's at 9:00 p.m. in washington. 10:00 a.m. wednesday in hong kong. the richest man in china just bought a leading hollywood film studio. they acquired legendary entertainment. >> the deal cost about $3.5 billion. it's being billed as china's largest cross border cultural acquisition to date. >> and matt rivers joins me now with the details. the big question here is what impact will this sale likely have, or what changes might we see at the hollywood film studio? >> with a deal like this, you're seeing a continuation on the part of the group to expanding the reach internationally.
he is the most wealthy man in china, and he has made his presence known in many industries. his chinese-based film company here is one of the largest producers of chinese domestically produced films. very popular here, and so by adding legendary interment to the company's portfolio, he's going to be able to reach audiences he never would have been able to reach before. so moving forward, it's interesting, it will be, to see what happens on two fronts. the first front is the films that they help finance. will they be altered in the future to help impact chinese audiences, to ensure that the films are opened up here in china and bring more chinese film fans to the box office to see foreign-made films. on the flip side, there could be looking into the future, the wander group's electricalness or
desire to get films made here in china seen more by international offices. he was asked about this earlier today at this announcement at this event where the announcement was made. here's what he had to say about chances for success. >> translator: if american companies want to tap into china's fast growing movie markets, they have to cater to chinese audiences. if not, they won't succeed. there have been movies that have done this. the latest mission impossible movie. if you want to make money, you need to make people like your movies. right now, chinese-made films don't generate enough interest in america to be shown there. for that to happen, chinese movies will have to find ways to entertain american audiences. it's how the process works. >> reporter: and so moving forward, it will be very interesting to see whether the chinese film industry can one
day compete with its counterparts in the west. they certainly have a long way to go, but this move could signal a strong desire here in china to hopefully compete in the future. >> all right. we'll be watching closely for any changes there. matt rivers joining us live from beijing. rising anger in germany in the wake of hundreds of new year's eve sex assaults. how the anger is starting to play out after this short break.
it's your last half hour with us. new video from mexico's government shows how intense the fun fight was to recapture el chapo. the drug cartel leader escaped from prison in july. he may be extradited to the u.s. to face charges. mexican authorities say they may not happen for another year. >> the u.n.'s relief coordinator said about 400 people need to be evacuated immediately for medical treatment or they could die. desperately needed aid arrived in madaya monday. we are getting new surveillance images of the fugitives suspected in the paris terror attacks. one is pictures here at a gas station close to france's border with well jum. the images were captured november 14th, just a day after the attacks.
this according to french news channel bfm tv. north korea says it arrested an american citizen on spying charges. the cnn team was given exclusive access to the man who claims he stole a nuclear and military secrets. >> now he's asking u.s. government for help. will ripley has his story. >> reporter: days after north korea's nuclear tests shocked the world, a new diplomatic bomb shell. he says he's an american citizen who used to live in virginia. north korea calls him a spy accused of stealing nuclear and military secrets. pyongyang authorities order kim to speak to us in korean. he seems aware our conversation is likely being listened to. >> translator: i committed an act of espionage against north korea, he says. i gathered information about its nuclear program and military facilities. >> reporter: kim says the north
korean agents arrested him three months ago seizing a camera and documents with details of north korea's nuclear program. cnn cannot determine whether kim is making his statements under da resz. he says he was not spying for the united states but for south korean conservative elements with a goal of undermining north korean leader, kim jong-un's regime. the south korean government calls it groundless. >> i bribed a local resident. he handed over information. i hid it in my car and secretly brought it to china. he says he drove back and forth to china every day. the it was a special economic zone. >> reporter: the businesses help the regime make money to pay for things like its nuclear program. >> translator: it's time for the u.s. government to withdraw the
hostile policy against north korea. using the same language as in propaganda. we're allowed to photograph his american passport. he says he was born in south korea but became a u.s. citizen almost 30 years. so far the state department has refused to confirm the citizenship telling cnn speaking publicly about cases can complicate our efforts to secure their freedom. >> translator: i'm asking the u.s. or south korean government to rescue me, kim says. >> reporter: neither country has diplomatic relations with north korea. for now, this professed u.s. citizen is detained. no trial date. no idea if he'll ever see his family or country again. >> will ripley joins us live to discuss this story. in 2014 north korea released other detained americans. the emergence of kim seems like
a public reminder to the u.s. that the north still has some kind of leverage here. >> reporter: that's right. remember the others. we spoke with them in settlement of 2014, and then by december all of them were back home. so it does appear to be a pattern where, especially with these americans, that end up somehow detained in north korea, the regime will put them in front of the world, essentially, and the obvious motive that you could read into this is political research. north korea's nuclear test, yes, the it was to gain valuable knowledge about the nuclear program and protect power within the country. it was meant to send a message internationally, and specificly to the united states, which proved there was a strong military presence on the southern side of the korean peninsula. they flew a bomber up to the demilitarized zone after the
nuclear test. after that happens, then all of a sudden this american, purpo purported prisoner is presented to us. they want a dialogue with the united states and a high level meeting with u.s. officials, and their ultimate goal is to grow their economy which can only happen if international sanctions are lifted. the state department keeping their distance saying they're looking into the matter. >> will ripley, thank you very much. public outrage is turning violent in germany. investigators share reports of mob sexual assaults in cologne on new year's eve. after police identified some of the suspects as migrants, two pakistanis and one syrian were injured in gang violence. >> people marched through the states, but members of a counterdemonstration gathered holding kacandles and signs tha
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>> reportedly rejected a legal challenge to driving restrictions in the indian capital. >> the policy to ban the private cars from the road on alternate days is aimed at reducing pollution in the city. cnn is there to see if it's working. >> reporter: this is worse than bad. not the traffic, actually, there's less of that than normal. it's the air. to help clear it, the government says these steps are necessary. a temporary ban keeping odd numbered off the cars on even days and even in your opinioned cars off the road on odd days. an attempt to help a toxic problem, pollution.
>> you can't help but see it and smell it. the most disturbing part is you can taste it in your mouth. you can feel it burning in your throat. in fact, the they recently said living in delhi was like living in a gas chamber. there are 9 million registered cars on the streets. while cars are only part of the problem, every driver is being asked to be part of the solution and there are even people out here to remind you. following the rules, this woman takes a walk, followed by a ride. then there's a 30-minute train ride. followed by a rush with throngs of commuters and another ride. all that to get to work. >> an hour and 15 minutes to each office. >> reporter: is this working? >> without taking miranda
warning actio-- emergency actio things would be higher. it's moderating the high pollution levels. >> reporter: clearly cars are part of the problem because of their numbers and congestion and toxic emissions. but the odd even rule doesn't cut the pollution problem in half. there are a lot of exceptions, public officials, motorcycles and women traveling alone. it's just a temporary measure, just one of a number of athe tempting to fight pollution including higher taxes on commercial trucks coming into the city. when it comes to a solution, odd even exchange isn't enough to move the needle? >> no. >> reporter: there's a consensus that too many other factors contribute. delhi's public transit system couldn't handle it. >> the first time i think people in delhi are talking about
public transport. i think that's the pressure that needs to be built on government for the systemic change. >> reporter: that would be the giant leap. activists hope it starts with these smaller steps. and she joins us now live from new delhi. aleck stan dra, the temporary driving restriction for cars don't appear to be reducing the problem in any significant way. what other solutions might be considered? are there any out there? >> reporter: this is going to be a point of fierce debate once this experiment wraps up on friday. you point out something that's key. you may not see the pollution level coming down or that the air quality has improved. so that might seem like a bust if you're against this policy this has inconveniencing a lot of drives. but the proponents say you have to look at a different set of data.
the weather conditions right now are really ripe for the worst kind of smog this city sees. think say the temporary ban is stopping the problem from becoming worse even if it's not making the air quality better. you'll have two arguments as people try to determine whether or not the city should take another stab of at this kind of experiment. >> all right. thank you so much. we appreciate that. we have this information just in to cnn. we're getting reports right now of an explosion in turkey. this is taking place in the central square in istanbul. it's a major tourist area. this information is just crossing over some of the news wires at the moment. there are reports of some casualties there. not a lot of information
available at the moment. we will, of course, try to bring you more on this story as it develops. that information just into cnn. an explosion in istanbul with casualties reported. we'll get you updates as soon as we can. now, it is pretty cold across parts of the u.s. and in parts of europe. even if it is winter. our meteorologist joins us with the latest on all of that. alison, great to see you. thanks for joining us. what's new with the weather. >> it's cold. but it's winter. we expect it to be cold. december was so warm for much of europe and the united states. i think it came as almost a shock. it went from well above normal to now being well below normal. it's going to stay that way. a big cold snap coming up. right now we have unsettled weather across europe. more rain for parts of the united kingdom, especially scotland and wales where they don't need to see it. we have more of that
precipitation that will eventually slide into parts of central and eastern europe. it will meet up with very cold air. it is going to produce some pretty decent amounts of snow as well. here's a look at some of the temperatures. again, london, 4 degrees going into the weekend. then we have colder temperatures as we get later on into the week. look at moscow. wednesday, minus 3 for the high. then minus 1. those are slightly above normal. when once we get into early next week, the average is minus 6. we'll be well below that. and snow mixed in as well. europe not the only place. the united states also dealing with a second cold snap coming in. we have the arctic air from canada pushing into parts of the midwest, and eventually into the north eastern united states. we also have some lake effect snow. but take a look at some of this video. this is coming to us out of buffalo where you had freezing spray. this car parked right along the
lake. and they had huge waves that came crashing up over top of it. and, again, what it does was it ended up causing all of those waves to basically freeze right on top of the car. that's not -- i'm really happy that's not my car. >> yeah. that is incredible. and you feel bad for the owner for when it thaws out. will it be the same? >> it might take a little while for the car to thaw out. >> a couple of weeks. >> a lot of cold weather. it may take a couple weeks. >> thank you so much. we were following this breaking news. we wrought you some of the details moments ago. the reports of an explosion in turkey in the istanbul. there are some reports of casualties at this point. we want to go to arwa damon who joins us on the phone from istanbul.
so, arwa, what information have you been able to pull together on this? >> at this stage, we know an explosion has taken place, and it was felt from quite some distance away in the city. in fact, i'm a few kilometers away from where this happened, and it was a distinct sound. there are numerous ambulances on the scene. no details of exactly what sort of casualties. local media is reporting several wounded. we don't know the cause of this explosion at this point just yet. all we do know for certain is some sort of explosion did happen in the heart of istanbul, touristic district. this is a heavily guarded area. it's one of the more popular destinations for the numerous visitors that come here.
the it's an area that's often surrounded by many other sites, and a lot of these sites are closed on monday, so they open up tuesday morning. they do tend to be fairly busy. from the images we're seeing on local media, it doesn't look -- again, just from the images, as if is area was extremely crowded when the explosion took place. some local media showing security clearing the area and numerous ambulances as well. turkey is no stranger to violence, especially what's transpired over the last few years with the devastating suicide bombings in ankara and the explosion that happened over the summer. so this most certainly is going to be raising concerns, but, again, we don't know the cause of this explosion at this stage.
we are following breaking news for you just into cnn this hour. reports of an explosion in turkey. we understand it took place in the central square in istanbul. that is a major tourist area. what you're seeing now is some video footage shot by arwa damon who joins us on the line and can give us more information. this story had just broken. but tell us what you saw as you shot this video and what we know about this explosion right now. >> reporter: well, that video was shot from a few kilometers away where the sound of the explosion was barely distinct, and you can see people coming out on their balconies immediately. you see the white presume of smoke rising in the video.
a bit difficult to see given the distance i was at this. the area you're looking at is the heart of the istanbul tourist area. these are the key must-see sites that all the tourists go to. we don't know, and that's important, what caused this particular explosion. we don't know exactly what may or may not have been behind it. what we do know is that the explosion did take place. that local media is reporting there were people wounded. we do know and we're seeing images on local ambulances on scene and firefighters. security showing up very quickly. cordoning off the area. this is a part given how hichk was and how many tourists who visit, it is fairly well secured. the security forces moving in pretty quickly. cordoning off the area. moving people away from it.
other images showing the faces of either passers by or people who were there on the scene looking very, very distraught. understandably, very concerned. we're still trying to get more information as to exactly what took place. but given the sense activities that exist in turkey right now, the fact that this is a country on edge, because it is struggling to see the least, on so many different fronts whether it's the battle against isis or the battle against the pkk, the kurdish separatist, or any of the other organizations. turkey is currently facing a threat. so this is certainly going to be raising a lot of concerns until we're able to determine exactly what it was that caused this explosion. >> arwa damon on the line with us from turkey with news of this explosion. stay with cnn throughout the day for more information. >> we want to thank you for
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