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i'm ryan nobles in tonight for ana cabrera. we're in new york. a desperate and dangerous rescue mission finally gets under way overseas. and a sliver of good news comes out. it's not a celebration because there are many young lives still in danger. but four boys are now out of that cave in northern thailand, rescued by expert divers. eight of their teammates are still down there, trapped two miles underground. rescuers with ropes and dive gear will go back in and try and bring more of those boys out. jonathan miller is near the cave entrance. cnn's matt rivers is at the hospital where those four rescued boys are being treated. jonathan, why aren't the rescuers going into that cave right now? >> reporter: we understand from what the governor has been in charge of this hazardous rescue operation told us a few hours
ago, is that there has been -- the oxygen tanks that had been prepositioned down throughout the cavern system needed to be replaced. they didn't just keep on bringing boys out until they had got more oxygen tanks inside. he said there would be a 10 to 20-hour hiatus. that's already five hours old, that information. we can expect the next batch of boys, we think they're going to come out in three batches of three, the next lot, to start again in probably 12 hours' time or so. we know that the operation today went remarkably successfully. normally it takes these incredibly experienced cave divers six hours to exit from the chamber where the boys have been for this past two weeks to the outside. it took them just 7 1/2 hours with one of the boys. and that included a period where they had a medical checkup before they left and as they exited in chamber 3, a section
of the cave which is not flooded. so it went very well so far. as you said, ryan, it's far from over yet. >> thank you, jonathan. let's go over to matt now. matt, you're at the hospital there where the doctors are looking for the-- looking after these four rescued boys. what kind of shape are they in? >> reporter: ryan, in terms of their condition at the moment, no official word yet from authorities, really from officials today. they've been very tight-lipped in terms of providing extra information about these boys. we've seen no images since they were brought out. we've been given no updates on their condition. they're really giving them a lot of the privacy that i think all of us would agree they deserve after an ordeal like this. but we do have some information in terms of the kind of preparations the hospital went through in advance of this. we have pictures that come from the public health ministry here in thailand. it was the minister, the top official in the public health
ministry. he came to the hospital to tour a unit that was specially set up for these boys, presumably where they are right now. it's a normal ward of the hospital that they turned into a sterilized isolation unit. we have pictures of the minister touring that area. that's presumably where the boys will be right now. what that means, we know it was set up on the advice of specialists, but what it means we're not really sure. is there a risk of contagious disease? could it mean their conditions would be that sensitive that they need to be isolated from their surroundings? does that mean their parents can't go in and see them? those are questions we don't have the answers to at this point. but it does speak to the kind of preparations that this hospital is making and the severity and the seriousness in which they are treating the potential symptoms that these kids could be coming out of this cave with. >> and matt, there's the possibility it could be all those things as well. they're obviously preparing for every responsible scenario.
jonathan miller, matt, thank you for your reporting. we're talking about post traumatic stress, anxiety, fear, even long term depression. joining us is an emergency room doctor and professor from the university of tennessee. daria, is there anything these doctors will treat these boys first, is there anything they can do in the first hours and minutes to help mitigate the risks of pstd? >> ryan, i think that's a fantastic question. simultaneously, while you are treating the physical body, you still have to be paying attention to their mindset. i think that's going to be very important, is just maybe, when they're taking care of their hydration, listening to them and giving them support while they hear these emotional concerns that these boys may start to share. it depends on each child. >> we know they've been working on their mental health to a certain extent during their stay in this cave.
the boy's coach, in fact, before he became a soccer coach, was a buddhist monk. he lived in a remote temple for a decade. he's meditating with them up to an hour at a time. could that mitigate these factors in terms of psychological stress these boys are dealing with? >> ryan, absolutely, that could be helping to save their lives as well. i think the mind/body connection is huge, for two reasons, especially for these boys. number one, in any situation, when you're trapped, you have a tendency to be anxious. so staying calm is very important. secondly, these boys have to scuba dive out of there. so controlling their breathing, controlling their emotions will be very important. when your oxygen levels are low, called hypoxia, your emotional state can fluctuate from anxiety to euphoria and a stage of doing more dangerous things. so keeping those emotions and that anxiety is check is going to be hugely important. >> as a father myself, i have a 7-year-old boy, and i see my son
in the eyes of these children in these pictures. the first thing i would want, the second he came out of that cave, would be to grab him and hug him immediately. is there some risk to that, should these parents give these boys some space in the beginning, so the boys don't show bravado to make share parents think they seem to be better than they are? >> i have two children myself, i can't imagine what's going through those parents' head, i can only send them my love. each child will be different. some may have a medical condition that they have to be whisked away to be medically stabilized. in the er, you quickly stabilize them and then quickly as possible bring their parents in because the child wants to see the parents. >> is it possible some of these boys may never feel normal again after an experience like this? >> ryan, each child is different. we know from prior mining emergencies where the miners have been trapped, the
psychological toll maintains itself long after the physical has healed. each child will be different. it will really remain to be seen how each of them reacts, how supportive their family is, and the support they get from their surrounding environment. >> i imagine we need to keep the health and wellbeing of the parents in mind as well, they may not be eating or sleeping as much. are they too at risk for pstd or long term psychological problems? >> as a mom myself and you as a father, i don't think we can underestimate the toll this will take on the parents as well. it's just as important as treating the children, we also have to pay attention to the parents. as you know, your child looks to you to know how to react when your child falls on the ground, it's whether you panic or you say "it's okay." the parents are going to help their children heal. we have to help the parents heal as well. >> no doubt they have a long way to go. but it is encouraging that we're having a conversation about their recovery after this
incident as opposed to the other outcome, which we obviously still have a long way to go in dealing with that. doctor, thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you, ryan, take care. coming up, we're going to talk to one expert about what it's like inside the cave and what hurdles the teams are encountering during the rescue, and why they say it is a now or never scenario. to your bumper, 'cause i don't think enough people heard about your big day. now you're so busy soaking up all the attention, you don't see the car in front of you. (tires squealing, crash) so get allstate, and be better protected from mayhem like me. your hair is so soft! so get allstate, did you use head and shoulders two in one? i did mom. wanna try it? yes. it intensely moisturizes your hair and scalp and keeps you flake free. manolo? look at my soft hair. i should be in the shot now too. try head and shoulders two in one.
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emily, i imagine you're closely watching this very scary situation like people all over the world. does it remind you of your own experience back in 1991? >> it reminds me of many cave rescues, including mine, though this one is going on longer than most cave rescues do. there are many cave rescues, even involving water situations. but often, those river situations can be taken care of by waiting a day or two. the people stay at high ground. then they can come out on their own. this is a very different rescue than any other we've ever seen. >> when we spoke yesterday, you said that you had some optimism about the rescue because there were such skilled divers there and so many different people from around the country that were focused and serious about getting these kids out. now that you've seen that a few of these boys have been successfully rescued, do you
think that raises the prospects for the other eight boys that are still trapped? >> yes, my optimism is even higher than it was. you've got these spectacularly talented and skilled cave divers. you've got support teams. and now the kids, the word will get back to the kids who are still underground that four are out, and out safely. that will buoy their spirits. and they'll feel really good about their options of getting out, getting an opportunity to see their families again fairly soon. >> i know that before this story broke, i didn't know all that much about cave diving. obviously people all around the world are learning more about it and just how hazardous it is, even in good conditions. these boys got into a lot of big trouble and it happened very quickly. from your perspective as someone with a lot of experience and even with all that experience find yourself in a very difficult situation, explain about the dangers of this type
of recreation and how you truly need training and some experience before taking on a cave exploration of this magnitude. >> caving is a very safe support if you follow certain rules. if anybody's really interested in caving, they can go to the national society's site, caves.org. what you want to do is let somebody know where you're going, make sure they have permission of the landowner, make sure they have three sources of light. these rules may not be known in other countries, they might visit the caves a little differently. those of us in the united states have got support and education from the national speliological society, which raises the safety level of caving. >> what will it be like for these young men when they come
out of the cave? many of them came close to dying in there. you were in a situation where you could have lost your life. what's it like to recover mentally from this kind of a close call? >> well, i think the first thing is that while they're in the cave, they've got support. we've seen the people who have been joking with them, they're smiling. there is a positive attitude. there is that sense of humor that helps keep you from being too worried. then there is the support of the divers. when they come out, there's going to be a lot of media attention. they're going to be living a life that is very different for a while. and i think it will be the letdown afterwards that may cause them some personal issues. they were famous, or they will be famous. then all of a sudden, there will be no news stories going on and they will be forgotten. that will be harder than almost anything. >> that's an excellent point,
emily, something their families will have to keep a close eye on. obviously a long way to go here, four boys rescued, eight others and their coach still underground. emily davis, thank you again for giving us your perspective on this. we really appreciate it. >> my pleasure. between the heavy rainfall that's about to come, the lack of oxygen in the cave, and the sheer number of days those kids have been trapped underground, the urgency has never been higher to get the rest of them out. here is cnn's tom foreman with how phase i happened. tom, explain this to us. >> reporter: hey, ryan. the initial part of this rescue went faster than expected. two boys came out ten minutes apart, ten hours later, two more. the only way that was possible was because of this incredibly aggressive effort to pump many, many hundreds of gallons of water out of here, to clear enough space where they could actually walk out. some places remain completely submerged. that's why the divers had to put these boys into full face masks.
there were 18 divers working inside the cave. as they brought them out, they did it in this configuration. a diver would go up front, carrying the air supply for the boy, tethered to the boy in the middle. then another diver went in back to backstop the effort, going through tight areas as well. how many places did they have to be actually underwater like this? we don't know, because the maps are very inadequate on this point. by some estimates a quarter of this cave may still require that sort of passage. if that's true, the boys may have to go through 11 football fields completely underwater with muck and cold and currents. it's a huge challenge, yet they managed to get four of them all the way outside. why did they stop? because they ran out of their oxygen supply, they have to replenish, and that will take a while. but the clock is really ticking here. all of that pumping was to deal with the rain that fell from the time the boys disappeared until
the little lull that they reached right in here. and now what's happening, the storms are coming back in earnest. that is giving a tremendous sense of urgency here, beyond what we've even seen so far, ryan. >> all right, tom, thank you for that. the u.s./china trade war may be heating up. traders on wall street will have to set that headache aside and focus on corporate earnings this week. alison kosik has more. alison? >> reporter: hi, ryan. trade will be top of mind for investors this week after the u.s. kicked off what some are calling a full-fledged trade war. china has retaliated, hitting goods like autos, crude oil, and cash crops like soybeans. those items may not get more expensive for u.s. consumers but it may impact profits of u.s. companies. that's the main worry on wall street and what's kept stocks lower as the trade war heats up. but another barrage of headlines is about to hit wall street. that could give the market a boost. corporate earnings season kicks
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welcome back. right now rescue efforts at a cave in thailand are on hold, this while teams restock air tanks and supplies needed to free the remaining nine members of the youth soccer team. earlier today we got incredible news, that four boys had been safely evacuated by divers. they guided them through tunnels that were both pitch black and flooded. joining me is the president of the national association for cave divers. rick, there's been a lot of anxiety over how they would be able to pull this off, especially after one of the rescuers, a former navy s.e.a.l., lost his life. just how extraordinary is this accomplishment up until this point? >> this is a daunting task. there's no other way to sum it up. i mean, the logistics just to
get into the cave, to support the soccer team, and what's required to exit the team, everything is about exiting the cave. it is a huge undertaking. >> i wonder, your perspective on this strategy that they're using to fit these boys. some of them don't know how to swim. so they're fitting them with full face masks, and then having the divers tow them using a rope. it obviously has been successful up until this point. do you think of this best way to get around a very difficult situation? >> well, i'm not on the ground. so it's hard to make any sort of mission estimate on that. given the time frame, what we have here is we have man's technology versus nature. right now nature is driving the show a little bit. so man has to step up. and i think that what they've done, the face masks allow the boys to have at least an enclosed airspace, they have to get used to that.
prepping them in their chamber was smart, getting them used to breathing on that, building up a rapport with the boys. that trust cannot be overstated. you're going to take an individual who has never been in the water, doing something that is not instinctual, that is breathing. that line is critical, that rope that they're pulling on, their lifeline to the exit. keeping the boys calm, providing as much communication, which is a huge challenge underwater, especially when you cannot see. you put your hand over your eyes, that's the visibility you're going to get in this condition. it's certainly a daunting task. >> you mentioned the rope, which is an important part in this process. what about the rescuer stage tanks they've placed along the route as the divers make their way back and forth? how important is it to have those tanks in place? >> well, unfortunately we already lost one navy diver and our prayers go out to his family
as they should to the rescuers and the soccer team. the distances they have to penetrate, 3.2 kilometers, 1 1/2 miles. the scuba cylinder, based on the depth, the breathing rate, an 80 cubic foot cylinder is not going to last at that distance. the cylinders are prestaged for the divers and the soccer players. that's a critical element for the success or failure of this operation. >> wow. you are a cave diver yourself, obviously. from your perspective, what do you think the biggest challenge is going to be for these rescue divers going forward? is it the fact that a new round of monsoons could roll through? or is it the low levels of oxygen in the cave? or is it the disposition of the boys? what do you think is the biggest challenge? >> it's all that. the boys appear to be in pretty good physical condition, being soccer players. you have mother nature with the monsoons coming in.
you have the depletion of the oxygen. once the oxygen levels start to drop less than 16%, those boys are going to start to get hypoxia, they'll start to pass out. if they go to sleep, it's game over. i can't sum it up any more than that. the timing is critical, which is why they moved forward with the mission, extracting these boys using scuba. so the divers have to get in. the problem is you've wasted -- no, you didn't waste. you've expended a lot of the resources in extracting these four boys. now the time frame, the divers have to rest, they have to get everything back in place for the next phase. we're saying two or three days, okay. if another four boys come up, great, it proves it has worked. it's a task that most certainly had to be planned out well. there's element of, you know, nature has its call, and the boys are very key to this. that rapport that the divers built up with them, keeping them
calm, keeping them confident, positive, reinforcement that they're going to get out, that's key. keeping touch contact with these boys, reassuring. i'm not going to worry if they silt out, they can't see anyway. get them down the line, be patient. when they get breaks, because they come up to air-filled pockets, give them a break and move them again. the sooner you get them out, the better. >> quickly. >> okay. i'm going to say that even though the boys are getting out to the exit, when they see the light, that's an also a critical phase because their eyes have adjusted to darkness. they'll want to get out of that cave. that's when the divers will have to do the final control on the boys to make sure they ascend safely to the surface. then the medical teams kick in. >> we appreciate you being on, obviously a long way to go in this rescue. we have breaking news into cnn. a british woman exposed to the
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condition. you'll really that novichok is a group of chemical agents that were used earlier this year to poison an ex-russian spy and his daughter who were living in the united kingdom. the british government has blamed russia for that attack. that british prime minister theresa may speaking out just moments ago, she says in a statement, quote, i am appalled and shocked by the death of dawn sturgess and my condolences go to her family and loved ones. police and security officials are working urgently to discover the facts of this incident which is now being investigated as murder. sam, our correspondent phil black has been covering quite some time. he said that officials there do believe that this is connected to the previous chemical attack which targeted two russian speciali spies, a russian spy and his daughter. the difference is these folks have no connection to russia in any way, shape, or form, and they're british citizens.
does this raise that issue to a new level in terms of the international community? and how forceful will theresa may have to be with vladimir putin? >> this certainly ups the ante in several ways. first off, this shows that british authorities did not identify all of the novichok that was in the united kingdom. in the immediate standpoint, authorities are probably desperately trying to figure out whether there is any more of the substance, it could be in gel form, liquid form, or powder form, in the uk and that could contaminate other people. theresa may got a lot of criticism for the way she responded to the illness of the skripals. this is a pretty morbid backdrop for the upcoming nato summit where allies will discuss a response. >> how does this not in some way, shape, or form, involve president trump? he's going to the nato summit,
he'll meet with the queen and theresa may, and then going to meet one on one with vladimir putin. in some way, shape, or form, president trump will have to get involved in this, isn't he? >> one would think. in his last call with president trump, or i should say the call when he graduated vladimir putin over his election victory, he did not mention this poisoning and came under intense criticism for it. it was shortly after the united states kicked out russian diplomats. the question is what will nato allies decide to do when they're together in brussels in terms of a coordinated response. and if donald trump sees vladimir putin, will he actually raise this issue and say this is what we're prepared to do unless you stop? >> another complicating factor to what is already a series of very important meetings for president trump. sam, thank you. >> thanks. up next, the president's lawyer rudy giuliani seems to reveal that president trump did in fact ask then-fbi director james comey to give mike flynn a break. so what about all those denials? we'll discuss this, next. hair. diffet
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we are waiting to see who president trump will nominate for the supreme court. he says he's going to announce who he's chosen tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m. eastern. as of right now, though, he said he still hasn't decided. >> i'm very close to making a decision. i have not made it official yet, obviously. have not made it final. but we're very close to making a decision. let's say it's the four people. but they're excellent, you can't go wrong. i'll probably be deciding tonight or tomorrow. >> so here are the four picks
that sources tell us the president has narrowed it down to. they're all considered to be on the more conservative side of things. earlier this evening our camera crews did capture this video of judge amy coney barrett outside of her home. obviously one person probably more anxious than most to hear what the president is going to decide. joining us now to discuss this, cnn political commentator, peter bienert. and cnn political analyst david drucker. david, let's start with you. as long as president trump picks a conservative, does it really matter who he chooses, or are republicans going to be unhappy if it doesn't fall on the piece of the spectrum they're looking for tomorrow? >> look, i think around the edges there could be some quick quibbling, but from this group, republicans by and large will be happy. from this group you're going to have some of the concerns that
certainly democrats are going to have no matter who is picked from this group, how roe v. wade might be affected, how other cases might be affected. just the fact that the court will swing to the right, at least according to philosophy and ideology, that is without a doubt. obviously people are going to be watching senators collins and murkowski of maine and alaska respectively, how they feel, because of their pro-choice approach to abortion rights. but i think that the president was always going to pick somebody in the vein of these four. we've known that from the beginning. we've seen that with the gorsuch pick. and it was never going to be any different. it's going to be about whether or not republicans can keep everybody in the fold and how many of these red state democrats the president can pull to vote for confirmation. >> caitlin, you didn't think the president would be making this decision based on an election that's upcoming given that this person could theoretically serve on the court for as many as four decades. but there is an election aspect
to all this. >> sure. >> we had ken koochcuccinelli a bill kristol on last hour. >> we know that the republican base was energized about trump in the 2016 election, the vacancy in the supreme court motivated voters to turn out for him. the president knows that, and he touts gorsuch who replaced scalia as a key achievement of his administration and something that really pleases conservatives and republican voters across the board even when they're frustrated with other elements of his administration or his personality, they kind of always cite that. so i think he's looking to that kind of thing as a roadmap, knowing that this kind of choice is going to in many ways motivate folks. now, democrats are now going to be hypermotivated by whomever trump picks. and we'll see whether that
changes how voters behave in the midterm election on that issue. >> peter, it's always a reality show with president trump, even before he became president. he seems to be teasing this announcement, says he's going to make it in a prime time event tomorrow night at 9:00, says he has even really decided yet. are you surprised this is the way the president is rolling out this pick? >> no, the president has been comparatively disciplined in the way he's rolling out this pick. it's sign of his political skill and intelligence that he recognizes that when it comes to his conservative base, he can be forgiven for all manner of things, but this is one thing on which he really needs to deliver. and i think no matter which of these four he chooses, given that the list has essentially been chosen by people who are movement conservatives, conservatives will be happy. they may be more ecstatic if
it's amy coney barrett, but we know there's a huge difference in the motivation levels between democrats and republicans in the midterm elections. democrats are already motivated. the challenge for republicans is their voters are not motivated. this may help. >> you talk about the discipline and the messaging and the lack of leaks, even the people not leaking are doing it with a huge caveat, we think it might be this guy but we don't know until it comes out of the president's mouth. let's change gears. rudy giuliani seems to confirm the fact that the president did act former fbi director james comey to drop the investigation into his friend and national security adviser michael flynn. listen to what the mayor said this morning. >> he didn't direct him to do that. when he said to him was can you give him a break. >> he says he took it as direction. >> that's okay, by then he was fired and he's said a lot of things, some of which have turned out to be untrue.
the reality is as a prosecutor, i was told that many times, can you give the man a break, either by his lawyers, his relatives, by friends. you take that into consideration. but that doesn't determine not going forward with it. >> the mayor's argument on this from a legal perspective aside, david, this is a direct contradiction from what we've heard president trump say in the past. he's repeatedly tweeted and he's said publicly that he's never asked comey to do that. isn't that a problem for him, david? >> well, i think it could be a problem for him. notice what rudy giuliani is doing here, which is what he was brought in to do, and he's done it rather effectively. in dribs and drabs, they have leaked out elements of the investigation and some of the facts that until they were leaked, for instance until this was leaked, they had never admitted the president tried to influence comey on flynn. now it's already out there. so by the time the special prosecutor releases his report, this will have been raked over
the coals and debated and talked about and not fresh for the public. there was a 20-page memo leaked in the last couple of months, i presume personally by trump's legal team, although they never said so openly, they asserted that the president as the nation's chief law enforcement officer has full authority over all federal is arguing that president was just a bystander like in cases he dealt with as a prosecutor, a family member, a friend, some other lawyer when that's clearly not the case they've made in the past trying to assert the president's authority do whatever he wants with federal probes. >> certainly not the first time there's been contradictory messaging as well in their defense of the president. kaitlyn, back to david's point here about the strategy perhaps by rudy giuliani. when he first started giving interviews, there was all kinds of criticism he was going rogue, he was hurting the president's case. but he seems to be continuing to do this. a lot of people are starting to
wander if this is the strategy of the legal team. >> we know trump wanted the legal team to be out there defending him in public which giuliani has been doing. you know, backs be damned in a lot of ways and to muddy up the waters, make this as confusing as possible and build a case about the investigation in its entirety. they don't think this investigation is worth anything. dhoen they don't think it should be going on. you see that reflected in the polling. not only among republicans but among, you know, we're starting to see it more generally among voters as well. and so they're hoping this really muddies the waters. people kind of are confused by all of this and that the president kind of claims the upper hand. >> okay. we'll have to leave it there. thank you so much we appreciate you being here. thank you. coming up, as rescuers in thailand look to begin another rescue mission in the coming hours, they say it is now or never. they face a new danger, incoming monsoon rains. what this means for the
it was the decade that brought is iconic characters. tonight the cnn original series the 2000 kicks off by looking at the television shows that made waves in the first ten years of the 21st century. among them, the hit hbo comedy "sex in the city." >> give me your bag. >> what? >> and your shoes. >> what? no. >> these guys weren't just after money anymore, they were after fashion. >> please, sir, they're my favorite pair. i got them half price at a sample sale. >> thanks. >> somebody stop him! he took my strappy sandals!
somebody. oh, gross! >> kate bennett has been on a tour of new york city checking out all the iconic locations from the show. kate, actress sarah jessica parker often said that new york was the fifth lady on the cast of sex in the city. how big of an impact did that have on the show? >> huge. i mean, i don't think the show would have been what it was if it didn't have new york city as the backdrop. i mean, wherever she goes and her friends, there is always something iconic about manhattan and the characters as they evolved. actually, we're here, ryan, in front of the house where carrie lived in the brownstone featured so much in all the seasons of the show as well as the movie. so it's very interesting to see it in person. and i have with me a person that has been our amazing tour guide on the bus keeping us all entertained. she knows all of her facts. so tell us a little bit about
this house. it's actually a home, right? >> oh, it is. it was bout in 2012 for $9.96 million. people live there. we've had talks. they also use the other brownstone right beside for a couple but this outside mostly and this is the iconic one that people come and troves it's insane. >> we've been here a few minutes and have seen people drive by and take pictures. i mean this is still -- why do you think so many years later the show still resonates? we're still talking about "sex in the city"? >> yeah, it just holds up. i think it's because you can relate to it at different ages. i think a lot of it is evergreen. some of it is not, obviously. but i think it was ground breaking. you don't have a show like that that can mix really true experiences that we can all relate to and also just the fantasy of this high end new york city life and then just the most absurd fantastic comedy. mixes it so well. >> the perfect way to put it.
it's part of the reason we're featuring, you know, iconic television like "sex in the city" on the 2000s which premiers tonight. but for me especially being here, seeing these things in person sort of reliving my carrie bradshaw fandom has been an awesome day and certainly a lot of fun here to be seeing this place in person. and, again, this iconic pop culture that we're all so attune to and remember so well. it's been really fun day. back to you. >> yeah. kate, it's been 20 years since the show was on the air. the fact that bus tours are still bringing in droves of people is best evidence about the impact that had it on society and culture for sure. >> so true. >> all right. kate bennett live for us in new york city. kate, thank you. the cnn original series "the 2000s" premiers tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on cnn.
it is 7:00 on the east coast. 4:00 in the afternoon out west. i'm you ryan nobles in new york. you're live in the cnn newsroom. cnn's breaking news right now, the urgent rescue mission that people all over the world are following. it's way too early to exhale just yet. but the first phase of this operation, a huge success. this is northern thailand where four boys trapped deep in a cave for more than two weeks merged from that cave today. rescued by expert divers. an enormous relief but nobody is celebrating because eight boys and their soccer coach are still stuck 2 1/2 miles underground. they can't get out on their own and where they are right now is not safe. those four rescued boys hungry and weak are now under doctor's care and back at the cave rescue teams are restocking air and other supplies before they