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>> oh, can i steal that? >> yes. you can always lose money, but if you work at it, you won't always lose love. >> catch patti on bravo every thursday night at 9:00, 8:00 central. the conversation continues online. find me on facebook or twitter. back now to cnn saturday for the latest stories making news. have a great day, everyone. >> look at the top of the hour on this cnn saturday morning. hello do you all and let me show you a picture of the capital. capitol hill today. nobody is there, nobody is working. that's not unusual for a weekend, but nobody is working on the weekend just a week before the government is going to run out of money and possibly shut down. i'll explain why they are taking a moment to cool off. also, do you recognize this
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couple? well, somebody sure did. and because they recognized that couple, the fbi just paid out $2.1 million to the people who recognized a fugitive couple that had been on the run for 16 years. and do you recognize that guy? a lot of ladies certainly will, even if you don't, reynolds. that is tad martin. he has been driving women crazy for the past 28 years on "all my children." michael e. knight is the name. he will be here with me to talk about the end of an era, all my children's last episode on the air was yesterday. from the "cnn headline news" center in atlanta georgia, this is your "cnn saturday morning," 7:00 a.m. in laengz. wherever you are, glad you are right here. and if you are still here with us, that means you weren't hit up side the head by debris from that falling satellite. it came crashing back to earth. look at these dramatic pictures
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of it coming down. okay, not so dramatic, but still, nasa was getting us ready for this. it was supposed to break up into several pieces. this is out of san antonio. one piece of video here. people all over from minnesota to texas to hawaii to the philippines, to the netherlands, everybody claims they saw something in the skies last night. reynolds, did they? >> well, why don't you ask tad martin? no. everyone is going to -- the thing is, because this has been something that's captured the imagination of so many people, when you have something that's the size of a large vehicle like a buzz coming out of the sky breaking up, it's going to break up, obviously, people are going to be concerned about it. but the problem is, anytime anyone sees something that's suspect in the sky, they're going to automatically think, could that be part of it? that's a good reason to wonder because it is a lot of stuff that's coming through. t.j., it is believed that 26 separate pieces that would make it all the way to the earth's surface. some could be as much as 130
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pounds, some could be acid as light as a few ounces. we had that video that you saw there. there was an ireport out of minnesota that's interesting, too. this is one is a little more dramatic. do we know for sure that this, taken in minnesota by chris rakowski, we have no idea. but if they are able to actually get some of the pieces of the stuff falling through the atmosphere, if nasa can get ahold of it, analyze it, perhaps, then we'll know. for much of this stuff, we will never, ever recover. >> but we can at least tell people no need to continue to duck right now. they know it has come into the atmosphere, it has crashed someone, just don't know right now. >> we can breathe easy. >> we can breathe easy right now. reynolds, plenty throughout the hour. now let's turn to politics and we're talking about another showdown over a possible shutdown. a week from today, your government, the federal government will run out of money. so with critical government programs and disaster relief
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hanging in the balance, congress has taken the weekend off. but they say they have good reason for it. need to cool off a bit. kate baldwin tells us what's holding up a deal. >> with lawmakers heading for the exits and after a long week of heated debate -- >> that's the danger to this country is the $14 trillion deficit and the 1.6 trillion we add to it every year. >> wake up! wake up! you can't kill these programs. this is the solution you are killing. >> congress leaves washington with no agreement on how to avoid another government shutdown. why the hold up as the september 30th deadline looms? neither side is backing down. top republicans and democrats continue pointing fingers at each other. >> harry reid is holding a bill up with full funding of what is needed right now for no reason, no reason but for politics. again, this is why the people
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just don't have the respect for this institution in this town any more. >> i can't understand their logic. do they want the government to shutdown? do they want fema to close? and fema will close. >> the house, late thursday night, narrowly passed a short-term spending bill that would keep the government funded through mid november. the measure includes what both sides say they care about most, urgently needed mep for federal disaster relief in the wake of the recent floods, storms and wildfires. >> it is a reasonable, responsible approach. >> but that plan was quickly rejected by the senate. the democratic majority strongly opposed to house gop demands the disaster aid be paid for or offset by cuttinging money for clean energy programs, including one linked to the now bankrupt solar company solyndra. yet democrats contend these programs are creating jobs. >> is it fair that the fund disaster relief we take american
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jobs? >> senator reid has countered with what senate democrats call a compromise, saying they're goal along with the house measure providing $3.6 billion in federal disaster relief, but they will not go along with the offsets in the house measure. the stalemate now forcing at least the senate to put off part of its scheduled recess next week. we'll see about the house. kate baldwin, cnn, capitol hill. and we just wrapped up the worst week we've seen in years on the stock market. the dow dropped more than 700 points. s&p and the nasdaq took big losses, as well. the drop can be blamed, at least in part, on greece's financial problems and fears over a possible new global recession. and the fbi has just paid out some $2.1 million in reward money for james "whitey" bulger's snitch, if you will. they told people, hey, if you recognize this guy, there's a
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reward for his arrest. sure enough, they picked up the phone. bulger was on arrest for 16 years with his companion, that was $2 million out on his head and another $is 00,000 for any information leading to the capture of his companion. in all, it was $2.1 million. we know at least two people got the reward money. the fbi is not identifying those people, of course. this alleged mob boss is accused in some 19 murders. the united nations security council could consider the palestinians' plea for statehood as early as monday. palestinian president mahmoud abbas personally delivered the request in paper and in person through the streets for the u.n. general assembly. a pretty symbolic move here, given that the united states has already said that it would veto the move. a short time after abbas stoke, benjamin netanyahu had has chance to fire back. listen to a little bit of both
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measures. >>. >> translator: this is a moment of truth. our people are waiting to hear the answer of the words. will it allow israel to continue the last occupation in the world? >> the palestinians should first make peace with israel. and then get their state. >> behind the scenes negotiators put together a rough timeline for further peace talks between israeli and palestinian leaders. a team of scientists on trial in italy for failing to predict what some say is impossible to predict, an earthquake. we're back in 90 seconds. stay with us. to stretch around h over 190 times. each brita filter can take up to 300 of those bottles out of the equation.
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ten minutes past the hour on this "cnn headline news" saturday morning now. i brought reynolds in on this story because it could have implications for you down the road. >> it is possible. >> possible. we talk about a trial going on in italy right now where they are putting scientists on trial because they did not accurately predict that an earthquake was coming. in particular, we're talking about six scientistes and a government official. they're loot at man slaughter charges in the death of more than 300 people. they're accused of not predicting accurately a deadly quake that hit italy in 2009. they downplayed the quake as imminent. journalists nick piesa explains. >> aboard a committee made up of scientists and experts from the national vulcanology constitute gathered together and in essence
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told people there's nothing to be worried about and they shouldn't be worried at all about the tremors, it was format plate tectonic activity in that area. there was a famous tv interview given by the scientists saying everyone should calm down, go home and have a glass of wine. five days later, this earthquake struck. >> they're concerned that if there are guilty counts on these guys, these scientists, that could have implications for people like you down the road, around the world, because can you really hold a meteorologist or scientist liable for predi predicting a disaster? it's one thing that he said go out and have a glass of wine. but can you be held responsible? the worry is will this set a press kept for other things? it's a really frightening prospect to think about, especially when it comes to matters of geology.
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not meteorologistology, but geology. you have to know that if you live near the san andreas fault, you'll be dealing with potential earthquakes, same thing on the pacific rim and including parts of italy. >> have you ever heard of anything like this before dealing with a meteorologist where someone held them responsible? >> to be honest, i think tlrs there was something that did occur at one point where there was a meteorologist that failed to predict mudslide situation. >> make sure your forecast is right. the pressure is on, whew. this is not the flag of surrender. we're going to get things started with the tropics, namely with tropical storm ophelia. earlier we were talking about hurricane hilary which is in the pacific. today, it is ophelia we're dealing with. we often see a fluctuation of power with these tropical
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systems. there will be no exception with this one. we see a forecast where it is going to change in power and it's fluctuating a bit. we're seeing something else ramp up. tropical depression 17 is off the coast of africa. we're going to watch this for you very carefully. to be honest, ophelia is our biggest concern. it will look like it's moving closer to the u.s. the forecast will keep it out to sea. although, you have to keep in mind, these things can be fickle. it may stray from the track. if it will, we will keep an eye on it. it will veer its way to the north, perhaps coming close to bermuda. for the rest of your forecast around the nation, the east coast situation will be a rainey one for you. if you happen to be in blacksburg, virginia, perhaps you're in charlotte, north carolina. you're going to need the umbrellas for today. scattered showers possible for the sunshine state of florida, a mix of sun and clouds, possible showers across portions of the ohio valley and into the great lakes. very sunny out there for you. we have a fire threat into parts
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of southern california and california. the reason why, very low humidity, strong winds, dry conditions, any fires that may pop up may spread very quickly. as we wrap things up, temperatures going from west to east, highs going in the 70s and 80s. 88 in salt lake city, 69 in kansas city, 94 in dallas and wrapping up in washington, d.c. with 79 degrees, the expected high. all right, t.j., back to you. >> reynolds, that you can so much. we'll see you again here shortly. for some of you folks, maybe planning a vacation, you need to listen to allison on this week's on the go. >> i'm coming in hot, baby. >> if you are thinking about adding adventure to your next trip, you're not alone. many people are taking their vacation to the edge. but you need to be prepared if something goes wrong. people don't realize that their normal medical health insurance doesn't always cover when you're
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doing on an adventure. >> supplemental insurance can be purchased online up to an hour before you leave. if you want to bring your own gear, it can cost you. airlines cost for equipment that's more than 50 pounds or longer than 42 inches like a surf board or skis. >> when it comes to big gear, i generally recommend people rent on location. >> when you get to your destination, you may need time to get to your defendant nation, especially in the mountains. >> you want to make sure you have enough time for your bodies to get used to the next oxygen levels. >> if you are diving, take a break before you head home. >> the general rule is 12 to 24 hours after your last dive, that's when you're safe to fly. >> consider the extra time a chance to relax on the go. 16 minutes past the hour. stay with us because there's some high stakes going on in the state of florida right now. the republican presidential candidate focusing in on that state this weekend and for good reason. stay with me.
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presidential candidates another chance to reach conservative voters. here are some of the highlights. >> we need a nominee who is not ashamed of the tea party, who is willing to stand up for our tea party and tea party values, who believes we are taxed enough already. >> it's time for us to recognize cheaters for what they are. on my first day in office, i will issue an executive order identifying china as a currency manipulator and allowing us to apply tariffs on our goods where they're cheating and killing american jobs. >> if we want to get america working again, we need washington to get out of the way. and with your help and people like you all across this great country, that is exactly what we will do. we will get america working again and take this country back to the great values and the principles that made america wonderful. >> cpac, just part of the political action in florida this
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weekend. it's call the ongoing presidency five conference in orlando. our political reporter peter hanbury is in florida for us. peter, there's so many conferences to keep up with, but what's the importance of what's happening in orlando right now sfp. >> there's three debates down here, and today there's the presidency five straw poll which is a test of grassroots support here organized by the republican party of there are. so like you said earlier, this is a great chance for the presidential candidates to really come down here, drill down and meet some of the voters and the important republican activists who are going to really have a say in this primary, which has been decisive in the past in picking the republican president. it was for john mccain in 2008 over mitt romney, it cemented the nomination for mccain back then and it probably will this time, t.j., too. it's an important weekend here. >> did they make any news necessarily in some of the speeches they made in orlando?
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can we expect that or are we going to hear a lot of the more of the same? the debate thursday night defined how the rest of this weekend has unfolded. mitt romney had a strong debate. most people think thursday night. rick perry was on his heels. he came out at the cpac event yesterday and again this morning at a republican breakfast that i went to here. listen to what he had to say in painting mitt romney as a good talker and a slick candidate. take a listen, t.j. >> what americans are looking for in the slickest candidate, they're looking for an authentic principled leader. think about it. you have -- you've seen what happens when our country chooses leaders who emphasize words over deeds. >> there you hear perry sort of knowing that he was bruised in that debate the other night, stepping up his attacks against
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mitt romney and trying to portray himself as the true conservative, the conservative who can win as opposed to somebody like romney who has been perceived as inauthentic on the issues. expect him to get more aggressive in the coming weeks, t.j. >> and you're talking romney/perry. they're not spending the entire weekend in florida, however. >> no, they're not, actually. perry just left florida. he's flying out to michigan where there's yet another gop conference at mackinac island, which is a beautiful pastoral resort up in michigan where a bunch of activists are covered. there's another straw poll, so we get to see how these candidates are faring among the debate among these trushl voters, t.j. >> peter, thank you. president obama has an important night ahead of him. he has a speech to the congressional black caucus. the caucus has been critical of the white house for the way the president has handled the issue of jobs.
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unemployment among african-americans was almost 17% last month. we're down to ten, ten they're rows we're talking about. the cnn heros top ten list is out. did your favorite make the cut? you will find out, next. still to come this morning, it's the end of an era. after 41 years on the air, "all my children" has said good-bye. coming up, i'm talking to the guy that the ladies know so well, michael e. knight, or better known to you as tad martin here with me this morning.
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we're at 24 minutes past the hour now. all year, we have been bringing you inspiring stories, people who have made it their mission to help others. we call them our cnn heros. today, you get to meet the top ten for the year. they each win $50,000 and a chance to be named cnn's hero of the year. anderson cooper with the introductions. i'm anderson cooper. all year, we've been introducing you to every day people who are changing the world. we call them cnn heroes. now we announce the top ten cnn heroes for 2011. the honorees are amy stokes, she uses the internet to match teens lacking role models with adults around the world. bruno serato is serving up a solution so motel kids don't go to bed hungry. derek kyango collects hotel soaps and remross them. diane latiker, opened her doos to invite gang members in.
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edly canales, alaineduron miranda. patrese mullet, robin limb helped poor women have healthy pregnancies and safe deliveries. sal demesilli pays for basic rent and food to keep the working poor afloat. and tr aryn davis. congratulations to the top ten cnn heroes of 2011. which one inspired you the most? go to to vote for your hero of the year. >> the final decision will be up to you. vote tore your favorite cnn heros. the winner will get $250,000 and the distinction of being our fifth cnn hero of the year. we're getting close to the
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bottom of the hour. the palestinians, as you know, have made their move now at the u.n. but what impact will the demand for statehood have at the united nations and have on u.s. politics? that's just one of the topics i'm going to get into with our . they are just minutes away. don't go. [ nurse ] i'm a hospice nurse. britta olsen is my patient. i spend long hours with her checking her heart rate, administering her medication, and just making her comfortable. one night britta told me about a tradition in denmark, "when a person dies," she said, "someone must open the window so the soul can depart." i smiled and squeezed her hand. "not tonight, britta. not tonight." ♪
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we are at the bottom of the hour here on cnn saturday. we are just a moment away. we're going to join lenny and maria, friends of the show for our political discussion. let me give you a look at some of the stories making headlines just a little bit ago pope benedict held mass in germany. first time he's been there to his home country as pope for several years. before the mass, a bit of a kurt scare. two private security woshlgers were shot at with an air rifle. the pope, we're told, was nowhere near that area where those shots were fired. and again, the security guards not hurt, but still, a bit of a scare. also, that satellite we've been telling you about and nasa has been telling us all about that was going to come crashing
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back to earth, we're told it's here, but we don't know where it is. this is video out of san antonio, texas. what could or could not be parts of it come down. we had veryo from the likes of hawaii want philippines, netherlands, nasa confirming that it has come back to earth, but not exactly sure of its location. a government shutdown is looming. yes, folks, you've heard this several times already this year, but here we go again. the government will possibly shut down because the government will run out of money in one week from today if congress does not act. right now, it's held up because they are disagree b over how much disaster relief aid should go into the budget. so, they have taken the weekend off, but they plan to come back on monday with cooler heads. a palestinian president mahmoud abbas has called for the united nations to grant his people statehood. president obama has attempted to head off the palestinian bid. but in an address to the u.n.
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general assembly, the president said real statehood cannot be achieved without one-on-one negotiations with israel. >> i am convinced that there is no shortcut to the end of a conflict that has endured for decades. peace is hard work. peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the united nations. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now. >> earlier in the week, republican challenger rick perry blasted the president for the way he's handled relations with israel. >> we would not be here today at this very precipice of such a dangerous move if the obama policy in the middle east wasn't naive and arrogant, misguided and dangerous. >> let me bring in friends of our show here on cnn start morning. democratic strategist maria cardona and republican strategist lenny cardova.
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good to see you. maria, you give me your political highlight of the week. >> my political highlight of the week was with this, t.t.j. are the audiences at gop debates crazy and are the gop candidates cowardly? >> lenny, what was your political highlight of the week? >> simple headline, the other shoe for governor perry begins to drop. the economic policies of president obama continue to flop. >> all right then, very good. i like them this week. i like both of those this week. maria, let me bring you back into this issue of the palestinian statehood. what are the chances and i guess what is at stake if the president of the united states, the united states has to veto the move by the palestinians to try to be recognized as a state at the u.n.? just how ugly could that be? >> well, i think what president obama and frankly prime minister netanyahu are trying to make sure happens is that the palestinians come to the table to negotiate.
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president obama has been very clear, he couldn't have been more clear in the speech and in what you've just mentioned, t.j., that that is the only way to get to the two-state solution which frankly everybody is for. that's what the palestinians want at the end of the day. they need to come back to the table to negotiate. president obama has been very clear that he will veto this because, again, it is the importance of the israel/u.s. relationship and netanyahu has said that it has been unprecedented in items of the strength of our relationship. so that is what it is at stake and president obama is going about this in exactly the right way. >> lenny, a lot of people will tell thaw mahmoud abbas and the palestinians are going about it the right way, as well. a lot of people will say they are tired of waiting. they didn't have a choice but to go this route now. >> snap is a tricky choice, t.j. they're going to have to get to a point where they can tb negotiations at a night,
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tempered place where the americans, led by president obama, has ad an opportunity to do this where the israels don't feet too threatened, but at the same time, there's a sense of fairness and that the peace can be long lasting. i think president obama is trying to be tempered with this. i think some of the criticism coming from the right is too harsh because this is a tenuous situation where he has to show a sense of fairness towards the palestinians and the israelis where israel is still safe in the middle east. this is going to be a very delicate back and forth. we'll see how this plays out. i hope he doesn't have to get to a point in time of using that veto and we can do this through negotiations. >> lenny, you said some of that criticism from republicans has been harsh. is it simply because they see a political opening here and think they can chip away? whatever republican candidate might not win the jewish vote, but still, they might be able to chip away at the president a little bit? >> i think that's what they would like to see. yes, let's be fair, over the course of his term, he hasn't played this the best way all of
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the time. but on this one, he is playing it well. he's going to have to negotiate this. i think they're trying to trump up the victory in new york a little too much. i don't think it means as much as people think it does. they're going to try to make this mean more towards the relationship with american israelis and jus. that's not going to be the case. i think what they need to do is watch how he deals with this in the u.n., moving forward, can he be the power broker where israel is still safe and the palestinians feel like they're being treated fairly? if they do, this is not the political opportunity republicans think it will be. >> and to your point, t.j., governor perry, clearly that's who we're talking about here, with that bluster, he has shown clearly that he does not know the situation that he nude to do it and he is absolutely not ready for prime time. he's not doing this negotiation any good whatsoever. >> let me switch now. maria, i want you to answer this question without blaming republicans, okay? can you promise me to do this? >> you can't do that, t.j.
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>> i'll try. >> my question here is we're talking about another possible government shutdown in washington, d.c. doesn't this look bad for everybody? and what in the world -- if we can't handle something -- if i could explain to people just how small of a portion of the budget they are arguing over and threatening a shvt shutdown right now, people would lose their minds. >> there is no question about that, the t.j. it doesn't look good for anybody here which is why i think at the end of the day, they will come to a solution. i'm not going to blame republicans because republicans joined democrats in the senate to rebuke the house bill, which was way too extreme. but you know what? i will blame the tea party, because once again, we are seeing the tyranny of the tea party. what they're trying to do is hold hostage fema funding, funding for disaster victims, funding for people that are in need of it for their own existence, which has never before happened, by the way.
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they are holding that hostage for additional cuts that they want that you know what it will do? it will cut 45,000 american jobs. that is not lich and that is not what we need. >> lenny, wrap it up for me quickly. and you were right, she found a way to get it in in respect wrap this thing up for me. >> here is the thing. and democrats have to be very careful about doing this because independents are sick of hearing this, as well. the tea party is not the republican party. they have influence, they're not the whole party. yes, people want spending to be cut down and this is part of a negotiating compromise process. we'll see if the grown-ups will be in the room next week within congress to get the compromise and get this going. if not, we're going to face another situation where everybody is going through his from the president all the way down. >> lenny, always good to see you. thank you. maria, always a pleasure your. >> thank you, t.j. >> don't put me in the middle of your twitter wars any more, okay? >> i will do it every time that i have the chance, t.j. >> seoul see you guys.
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>> you know maria is going to. >> have a good weekend. we're 38 minutes past the hour now. if you could get a job by adopting a grandparent, would you do that? you're hearing me right. we're going to show you a work program that puts low income kids together with senior citizens and puts a dent in the teenage unemployment rate. even though i'm a great driver, and he's... not so much. well, for a driver like you, i would recommend our new snapshot discount. this little baby keeps track of your great driving habits,
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41 minutes past the hour now. and the nation's job crunch is
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proving harder for some than others. the unemployment rate for teenagers, more than 25% last month. but one program hopes to change that by linking senior citizens with low income youths. athena jones with the story. >> this is not your typical school. >> let me show you how to do that. >> an 81-year-old taylor cunningham is not your typical instructor. good. you're doing it good, baby. >> here at potomac job core, low income youth ages 16 to 24 can study can get their high school diploma or ged, become computer literal, or get a trade. >> they call me papa. papa. >> papa. >> yeah. >> a group of low income senior citizens like cunningham, who used to be a cook, serve as foster grandparents, helping teachers train the youth. >> you see how you're flipping that? he instructed me when he will
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assign them to do anything, he instructs me to see that they are doing it the right way. >> the southwest washington job core campus houses some 480 students, many of them considered at risk. >> lonnie taylor is a rarity among participants. he has a college degree, but he couldn't find a good paying job and wasn't making enough money to get by. >> pick it up, reclaim my paegz for cooking. >> taylor is nearing the end of the program and he has a job at a local restaurant. this job core site is one of 124 nationwide funded by the department of labor at a cost of about $1.5 billion a year. the program places 90% of students who complete the typical two-year course in full time jobs, college or the military. cheryl christmas, who runs the washington foster grandparents program says it helps the seniors who take part stay active. >> low income often comes with
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it a lot of health issues. the idea of getting out, being connected, it reduces the isolation of the seniors so they get that health benefit. >> the seniors get a commuting allowance and a $2.65 per hour tax free stipend in return. it's money they can use. >> and it's a big deal. >> for the teenagers at this site, the program is a chance for a good life. >> me finding my passion in cooking again, it's made me more motivated to get out and become more successful. so yeah, i think it's made me for the better. >> officials for the job core program says it's expensive, but worth it. >> it's not a feel-good program. this is a program that is an investment in these young people. >> atina jones, cnn, washington. >> we're about a quarter of the top of the hour. and i want you to stick around. we have got a treat forlty of you out there, especially you ladies. you know him as tad martin. that's mr. michael knight, from
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"all my children" joining mess this morning from los angeles to talk about the end of an era. our conversation, when i come back. [ beeping ] ♪ hush, little baby ♪ don't you cry ♪ soon the sun ♪ is going to shine ♪ [ male announcer ] toyota presents the prius family. ♪ walk if i want, talk if i want ♪ [ male announcer ] there's the original one... the bigger one... the smaller one... and the one that plugs in.
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good morning, los angeles, and we're having to say good-bye, at least to all my children. the last episode of the popular daytime television program hit the air yesterday. so after 41 years of the drama, the cliffhangers, the explosions, the weddings, the divorces, all my children has come to an end. here is a clip of the final show that aired. >> years. >> he's done it again. >> we're going to go and see him in the hospital. come with us. >> but you've come back to me. >> the first couple of names are going tom coto your mind, susan lucci's erica cain. but if you ask a lot of females out there what name comes to mind, they are going to see michael e. knight who plays tad martin in the show. let me know, am i missing anything here? you were in a coma at one point,
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you've had amnesia, you've been shot, i think you came back to life. did i miss anything? >> no, i've pretty much done it all, t.j. after 30 years, i've hit all the bases, i think. >> and i was talking to you on a commercial break and i was wondering if you shed a tear yesterday during the commercial break. but you said you shed your tears plenty a while ago. >> yeah. we had taped the last episode about a month ago. so i mean, it was a very emotional day in the studio for all of us. some of us have known each other for, you know, decades. and i think yesterday, most of us were gratified because we've been working with this over our head for a long time. to know that it meant so much to so many people, to see good-bye was -- it was a good sendoff. >> were you really surprised by that? i guess you've been doing this so long with this show, since '82, i believe, so you're just involved and in it. but still, at the end, you were surprised that this show meant
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so much to so many people still? >> well, yeah. doing something in the guilty pleasure zones of soaps, most people don't like to admit that they're fans, you know? it's one of those things that they say at a cocktail party, don't tell anybody. but i think the fan response after the statement was posted about the cancellation was so -- we were really, really amazed and we're gratified to know that rich frank and his partner, jeff, are working very hard to carry this show over to the internet, to keep it going. >> so what was it, do you think, or maybe people are not that familiar. was it simply viewership went down, costs go up and did viewership go down because there are so many options on tv? what really killed a "all my children"? >> i think what it is, in an age when the internet is redefining revolutionizing so many industries, like publishing and
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online marketing, television had to deal with a lot of things. and basically, in terms of costs and as networks have to compete harder for the same market share, them don't have the same mon ollie they did 20 years ago, networks had to cut costs. and, you happen, it's a pretty big enough to carry a soap opera. i wouldn't say that the internet or reality television killed the soaps. i think it would be interesting to see if -- because if we did find a new home on the internet, hopefully, it would be interesting to see that it's the same thing that challenged us once that make life difficult was our savior in the end. >> so do you think soaps can survive on the air at all any more? i think there are just maybe a couple holding on. do you think that eventually we're going to have to see soap oprahs going away and they're not on the air now and they can survive?
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>> no. i think the audience, there's always going to be a place for an ongoing story. people are fascinated by it. it's a simple genre. i think we're going to see soap operas change. i think we may see them go go to a novella format which sa limited run so you keep your costs down. i don't think we'll see it go away. i think there's so much reality television people can take and they're going to want to see scripted tv. soaps have been around for a long time. they were very, very powerful on television. i think they will be powerful online. because so much entertainment is shifting to cable networks right now, i think we're going to see with the proliferation of cable channels, we're going to see new soaps develop on a smaller budget and on a smaller basis for other channels. >> so wrap it up here, where are we going to see you again? are you hoping we don't see you again for a while? you need some time off. >> i don't know. i'm going to take a sabbatical for a while. i'm just another american trying
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to redefine himself in an ever changing world. >> it's an absolute pleasure to get to talk to you again. >> and you. i'm a fan, t.j. i have to say, thank you for having me. >> i appreciate you saying that, but again, i'm not a huge soap guy myself, but there are some names and some people that i know and you are certainly one of those names and one of those faces so congratulations on a heck of a run on "all my children." you enjoy your weekend out there and good to talk to you. >> you, too, t.j. the nba season is on hold, but lakers star kobe bryant is not going to have a problem getting paid. stay here.
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all right. joined by joe carter, our friend from hln sports. nba season is on hold, not a problem for kobe bryant. >> not a problem for kobe. we're looking at lockout time. we're at the 86th day. so far, 4/3rd games are on the chopping block. more games become possible. training camps have been put on hold. they need a deal by mid october if they want the nba season to start on time, which would be november 1st. the owners are saying, hey, we're losing hundreds of millions of dollars. the players are saying, we want
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a bigger slice of the pie. billionaires are bickering with billionaires. kobe bryant has had a sweet offer from an italian professional team saying, we'll play you $6.7 million to come play for our club. you can play with us a month, a year, game to game and as soon as the nba lockout is over, you can go back to the lakers. we'll take you, after taxes, $600,000 per game which breaks down to $200 a minute. pretty good game when you consider kobe lived in italy has a child. expect to see more big time players getting offered to play overseas. >> i don't know if they'll get those deals. joe, thank you. ce. she has kind of funny looking toes. she's always touching my hair. and she does this dancing finger thing. [ male announcer ] with advanced technology from ge, now doctors can diagnose diseases like breast cancer
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