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to punish hosni mubarak, life imprisonment. >> complicit in killing. that's the verdict from an egyptian court for hosni mubarak, sentenced to life in prison. mubarak is the first leader put on trial for his crimes during the arab spring. we'll have a live update. and 1,000 ships, a million people, queen elizabeth's diamond jubilee kicks off today. we have team coverage bringing you one of the biggest royal celebrations in modern history. let's get you up on the news. inve investors ran for cover friday when the may jobs report came short of expectations. the dow jones dropped 275 points wiping out all the year's gains as investors fled stocks they moved the bonds sending the ten-year u.s. treasury note to a record 1.5%. and to syria, world leaders scratching their heads unable to come up with a solution. today the arab league takes up the crisis. the league's earlier monetary
mission failed to end the bloodshed. at the same time moscow and washington are still fighting over russia's arms trade with syria. the u.s. says russia is supplying syria with weapons. moscow denies the claims. and george zimmerman is headed back to jail, maybe as early as today. he's been free on bail for weeks now after pleading not guilty to murdering trayvon martin. a florida circuit judge said zimmerman and his wife misled the court about their finances when the bail was set in april. first, let's get you back 0 to syria. it may be a final show of defiance but egypt's ousted president hosni mubarak. he's been refusing to leave the chopper that transferred him to a maximum security president on ju prison in egypt. they will give him some time to prepare before he has to go inside. he was wheeled into the court on a gurney where he heard his
fate. he was found guilty of ordering the killing of unarmed arab protesters. >> translator: the ruling that we sentence the accused without the decision of the second defenda defendant. first to punish hosni mubarak with life imprisonment for the charges that was given in his participation in the acts of murder. >> mubarak's former interior minister was also found guilty and sentenced to life in prison, but the former president a's tw sons and six of his top former aides were acquitted. that sparked an uproar inside and outside the courtroom. furious protesters called the
verdict illegitimate and chanted "the people want to topple the regime." some fought with the former president's supporters. outside the building, some demonstrators remained calm. other pro-mubarak supporters threw stones at police. we have some live pictures coming out of there. about 5,000 officers and recruits have been deployed. huge crowds have gathered outside the court for what many call egypt's trial of the century. while there was anger at the verdicts, there were also celebratio celebrations. and to merry old england we go. they're getting a little more festive as queen elizabeth's diamond jubilee officially gets under way. brooke baldwin is taking us on a are tour. but first, good morning, london. good to see you. i took aspirin.me i don't think aspirin's for body pain. aspirin is just old school. people have doubts about taking aspirin for pain.
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monarch, queen elizabeth ii, the queen's diamond jubilee has royal watchers, retailers, pretty much everyone, in a festive mood. brooke baldwin is in the center of it all in london. >> reporter: it's almost like a party atmosphere here in london along regent street. you can see union jacks hanging from building to building really as far as the eye can see. i want you to see this. her majesty committimaginemajes legos. everything in the store windows is the color of the union jack, every store. it's the white, it's the blue, it's the red. >> the atmosphere is much happier than what it normally is. flags everywhere. it's just really, really brilliant, and everyone is so happy. that's the main thing. >> this year we have the olympics, the jubilee and i
don't know, the euro football as well is coming up, wimbledon. there's so much going on. it's good to be british this year. >> it's all the corgis because the queen loves her corgis. corgis, of course, on the diamond jubilee. look, there's the cab, the union jack cab right there. here they have the union jack flag. you can hear the national a anthem, bears, the queen on a bag, pocketbook, even key chains. it is everything diamond jubilee. >> we're excited because she's the second queen to be there for that long. >> reporter: you're exactly right. do you know who the first queen was? >> queen victoria. >> reporter: brilliant. you know way more than a lot of other people about the queen. what does the queen mean to you? >> she is really important because she looks after everybody and makes sure
everyone is safe. >> reporter: i did manage to find some members of the royal family. catherine, how do we feel about her majesty, 60 years on the throne? walking here on the streets of london you can tell this diamond jubilee will be one huge party. brooke baldwin, cnn, london. >> we all need assignments like that. that's incredible. if you're excited about the diamond jubilee as so many of us happen to be, i know you'll want to commemorate the event. what do we have here? people are wondering what this is doing on the table. >> this is the queen's signature drink and we will partake, a little lemon. she has it with two blocks of ice and that is what they call the queen's favorite signature cocktail. cheers, reynolds.
>> is this the real deal? >> of course it is, reynolds. enjoy. if we are coherent after this -- >> this tastes like water. it's not the real deal. se seriously, it's not. >> there's other amazing memorabilia. for example, this chess set, now the chess set we see comes from the royal collection shop and it is hand crafted. it is quite magnificent. you're seeing pictures of london now and the flags and all kinds of things so you can buy the chess set in london and, for example, you have the queen who is wearing the sovereign robes. you have them modeled after the windsor castle and choir boys in georgia's chapel and you can buy it at the royal collection shop for around $469. >> what a bargain. what an incredible bargain to celebrate the diamond jubilee. it looks like something you wouldn't want to mess it up. it's beautiful. >> it's absolutely beautiful. my favorite is the lingerie collection.
>> okay. >> you have flirty based knickers based on the 1950s. of course queen elizabeth became queen in 1952 when she was just 25 years old, and it's inspired by that era. so everything from girdles to lovely knickers and they call it the jubilee lingerie collection especially for you, reynolds. >> what's in this drink? we've gone from a chess set to seeing some very attractive people walking wearing lingerie. that's incredible. >> even better, i'm taking you to shoes and not just any shoes. >> well, of course. >> these shoes have around 3,000 crystals. you are looking it at the ones with the full regalia of crystals and those are around $4,600. and the ones that are slightly less ornate and have the crystals on the back are around $2,293. and just to tell you, there are only ten pairs on sale in har d
harrad's. >> you'd better hurry. if it was some other kind of crystal, we wouldn't be looking at those t. has to be that kind. >> say it fast after you've had the glass. jelly mold, people think broadly of the memorabilia. we have the jelly roll that comes in all sorts of colors. they make yelly or jell-o in the image of the queen. >> some people want statues. others want to have a nice bronzed sculpture. you know you've arrived, you've made your impact when you have it made out of jell-o. >> but there's absolutely everything. one of my favorite, the same person who made the jell-o mode, also made what she called sick bags for the jubilee, if you want to get thrown up. >> unbelievable. >> every type of memorabilia is available for this year. so cheers for a gin dubine rouge
and a twist to queen elizabeth ii. >> i hear you. after covering everything from the molds, the shoes, to the chess set and then the lingerie, let's just keep drinking this stuff. it's amazing. unbelievable. wow. i hear you. okay, folks. we have more coming up. the celebration is tomorrow. join piers morgan and brooke baldwin live from, where else, london for the royal extravaganza. it's all getting under way at 11:00 a.m. eastern. this is strong. serio seriously, good stuff. so the country just added 69,000 jobs last month according to a new jobs report. those numbers can be misleading. tom foreman is up next with an explanation.
welcome back. this month the jobs report says the country added 69,000 jobs in may, but what do these numbers even mean? every month we get a report and it tells us if unemployment is up oregon tow down. cnn explains unemployment. >> reporter: like an economic heartbeat the unemployment rate is one of the most closely watched indicators of the can country's financial health. so how exactly is it calculated? out of the more than 300 million people in america, when you take out the children, retired folks and others, the bureau of labor and sta ttistics says about hal
of us have jobs and another 13 million or so are unemployed. that number does not come from the number of unemployment checks being issued as many people imagine. instead, every month since 1940 the federal government has conducted a survey of 50,000 to 60,000 households asking people about their income, their race, their education, and what kind of jobs they do or do not hold. everyone over 16 is classified in one of three ways, employed, meaning that person has a job, unemployed, meaning he or she is available for work and looking for a job but cannot find one or, three, out of the workforce meaning this person is not seeking work. the feds then take the math from that sample, apply it 0 to the entire population and, voila, there is the unemployment rate. but beyond that, critics complain there are basic flaws in the system.
for example, if you stop actively seeking work, you are no longer considered unemployed. that's a problem because in a really bad economy a lot of folks might just give up looking for some period of time even though they still want jobs. that could artificially lower the unemployment rate even as actual unemployment is as bad or worse than ever. another problem are for the government, a job is a job is a job is a job. so if somebody loses $100,000 a year position and is now flipping burgers for minimum wage, he's considered just as employed as he was before. well, if you have an idea you'd like cnn to break down, e-mail it to cnn.com and we'll explain. ucla is defending its decision to offer the son of a multimillionaire a full football scholarship. we're talking about p. diddy's son. he says he deserves it. what do you think? our twitter page is blowing up
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we asked you this morning what you thought about p. diddy's son getting a full football scholarship to play at ucla. people have been outraged that the son of a multimillionaire hip-hop mogul is getting that money, but other people say, well, he deserves it. dana tweets me, the son earned his scholarship. maybe dad could sponsor two students who need financial help. another person writes, absolutely not. kids from rich backgrounds are already at an advantage. it's the poor that need supporting. and this tweet says, yes, it's fair, he earned that scholarship. george zimmerman is ordered
back to jail. the death of trayvon martin. the judge is revoking his bond. i'll talk about the new development with our legal contributor. but first, cooperstown, new york, is trying to change the game of baseball by changing the baseball glove. joe carter tries it on in this week's "start small, think big." >> reporter: in cooperstown, new yo york, the baseball hall of fame chronicles the game's storied past, but it's also where one man is looking to make his stitch in baseball his interest try, by reworking an icon of the game, the glove. how does your glove differ from traditional leather glove? >> this is the first nonleather glove ever to be used in a major league baseball game. >> reporter: scott carpenter uses all synthetic materials to make his gloves, and he sews each one together by hand allowing him to custom build each glove specifically to the size of a hand. >> baseball gloves are the most personal sports equipment that you can have, the way that it
molds to your hand and it becomes an extension of your hand. you really want that personalized fit. >> reporter: so i'd who have to try it. do you want to go out and play catch? >> let's play ball. >> reporter: feels good. the synthetic material is stronger and lighter than leather giving the gle an extra evaporating to players. >> a lot of defense in baseball is about having a quick glove. and so you can imagine if you get a bad hop the only feature of a glove that's going to help you get your glove over in time to get that bad hop is lighter, faster, versus heavier, slower. >> reporter: it's a game-changing idea. joe carter, cooperstown, new york. [ male announcer ] this is genco services -- mcallen, texas. in here, heavy rental equipment in the middle of nowhere, is always headed somewhere. to give it a sense of direction, at&t created a mobile asset solution to protect and track everything. so every piece of equipment knows where it is,
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>> really? he's going to really write me an excuse note? mr. ackerman, please excuse tyler. he was with me, barack obama. and then i kind of want to brag at school and tell them, look at what i got. >> that's pretty good show and tell right there. tyler sullivan was in the front row of the vip area so he also got to shake the president's hand. he said he was already excused from class so no worries. and in california a little league concession stand was subject to a snack attack. three adults and a teenaged girl raided the stand and left a hansell and gretl like trail of cookies and chips and candy behind. the trail led to a house a few blocks away. police found the register inside the home. the suspects were arrested, accused of burglary. and a seattle truck driver is being called a hero after he ran to the rescue after baby in a runaway stroller. there it is there. jeff says he saw the stroller start rolling down the hill away
from the mother and was worried it would roll into a busy intersection. >> i hit the brake and jumped out of the truck and tried to run over and grab it. when i was honking the horn there was a fedex truck and he stopped as he heard my horn. >> he says the baby boy was smiling when he got to him but the mother, as you can imagine, was frantic and really kind of shook up. to florida now where trayvon martin's killer was, until yesterday, or until tomorrow afternoon, he has to turn himself in basically. the judge has revoked bail or bond in the zimmerman case. prosecutors say he, quote, misrepresented and misled, deceived the court during his april bond hearing when he said he was broke. but, in fact, he had $135,000 in donations from a website he set up as a defense fund. let's bring in an attorney and cnn legal contributor paul cowan. paul, did you see this coming? >> good morning, rob. >> did you see this coming? >> well, no, i didn't see it coming actually and it's really
a surprise because you have to remember a couple of things. first, the judge already knew about the paypal problem when he set the bail originally. remember, it came up that there was money in the account and the lawyer tried to explain it away it to the judge and so no problem. he was granted the bond. so for him now to revoke the bond, very, very surprising. but, the judge found that he had lied, and his wife conspired in the lie about what was going on with the paypal account. so that's a big blow to the defense. >> i bet. after hearing arguments on the motion to revoke bail, list en o what the judge had to say. well, regardless, the prosecution, as you said, argued that he lied. and so, as you mentioned, this is a huge blow to the zimmerman case. what happens now?
he turns himself in today or tomorrow, do they lock him up until they schedule another bond hearing and then he has to post it again, or will they even allow that? >> well, i don't know that they will allow it. what will probably happen, he will be locked up and what will probably happen his attorney will take an appeal and hope a higher court will order that bond in some amount, maybe a higher amount, be set. i think the thing zimmerman has to be worried about is since the judge said he and his wife deliberately deceived the court and lied to the court about the paypal account, which is this defense account that had a lot of money in it at the time the bond was set, this is the same judge who may be hearing the stand your ground hearing evidence, what they call immunity evidence. he has the right to dismiss the whole case if he believes zimmerman acted in self-defense. but that claim is based on zimmerman's own testimony, and the judge has now called him a liar. so this thing it goes way beyond the fact that he's getting put back in jail, which is bad
enough. you have to wonder now has he turned the judge against him? it's the first major setback, i think, for the defense. they were kind of on a roll for a while. they've been doing well in terms of the evidence that's been coming out. but i think this is a setback for the defense. >> quickly, paul, before we move on to our other case here, another item that both lawyers, both sides wanted, was to keep some of the evidence from discovery out of the public eye. it looks like the judge says, my hands are tied. it's a pretty liberal state as far as the public seeing what it sees. we're going to see a lot of this stuff before it even goes to trial, aren't we? >> we're going to see a huge amount. florida is one of the most public states in terms of televising trials, forcing the release of information in advance of trial. some other parts of the united states, you really don't get the press coverage, and the public isn't allowed to see the process. so we're going to get a really close look at what the evidence is and how this case is going to be tried unless, of course, an appellate court steps in and tries to shut down the flow of
information. so for those who like to watch the process closely, it's potentially going to be a good case to watch. >> it is interesting. now to our other case, prosecutors in the john edwards trial had to prove he funneled about $1 million in campaign donations from two wealthy do h donors to cover up an affair. the defense argued that it was never a campaign money but a personal gift to help a friend. listen to what edwards said. >> while i do not believe i did anything illegal or ever thought i was doing anything illegal, i did an awful, awful lot that was wrong. >> so, paul, you know, the jury obviously believed him, but i think five of the six counts were dropped as far as the mistrial goes, only one came to a verdict. should the government have even tried this case? >> well, that's a good question. a lot of people, a lot of legal experts in the field have said, no, it never should have been brought. the major problem the government had was the federal elections commission which usually looks
at these campaign finance violations, they, are or at least some of their representatives, publicly said there's no crime here. as a matter of fact, there might not even be a civil case against edwards. and then the department of justice brought a case against him. that would be kind of like the irs saying we've looked at the tax return and everything looks okay and then the department of justice says, no, we're going to indict you for tax fraud. so you rarely see two branches of government disagreeing like that. but, that being said, rob, he was only acquitted on one count out of seven. the jury hung on all of the other counts, and that means that there were jurors, a block of jurors, most probable, who thought he was guilty on those other counts, those six counts. i don't know that the department of justice is ready to throw in the towel on this just yet. they're probably evaluating it internally. there are reports they may drop it. i have to tell you, most of the time they retry cases after a mistrial, and statistically they usually get a conviction the
second time around. remember governor blagojevich in illinois. he's doing time in illinois now as a result of that second trial because he had a hung jury on his first one with only a one-count finding by the jury. so we'll have to see what happens. >> we may see this. it's not over, it sounds like. >> nice being with you, rob. >> likewise. jurors in the john edwards trial are breaking their silence finally in an interview with my colleague anderson cooper. the jurors explained how they arrived at their decision. >> all three of you believe that he was guilty on some of the charges. what did you think he was guilty of? do you know? >> as it related to him being guilty, i think the charges were very clearly defined by the prosecution, and the instructions were defined by the judge. so we applied the rule of law based on the judge, judge eagles, and also the evidence
that was able to support, at least in my opinion, in some of the cases where there was guilt. >> all right. switching gears, i have a secret for you in today's travel insider. if you want to know where reynolds wolf is when he's not doing weather or spending time with his wife and beautiful kids, he's usually on a river somewhere in america fly-fishing. in fact, reynolds, i'm so jealous you got to go to beautiful montana to hit some of those beautiful cold trout streams. did you catch anything good? >> absolutely. i am a fly fisherman, not a very good one but i try to fly fish every place i can. it's a wonderful way to spend some time especially after these incredible animals, the trout. there's a wide variety of them especially out in the west and they're magnificent animals and catching them is really a great deal of fun. take a look at this. and to get the perfect gear we
turn to brad richie of madison river outfitters. brad, what is the stuff we need before we hit the river? >> okay. the first thing is a rod and reel. you need wade ers. of course waders are all waterproof 0 to keep you dry and comfortable. boots and flies. you also need a license. well, we're at the river and we're geared up. we need one more thing. we need a guide. thankfully josh is with us from fire hole ranch. what's the plan for today? >> we're going to start out imitating small aquatic insects and we'll see how it progresses throughout the day. let's go fishing. follow it. >> got him. got him. >> yes. >> here we go. we're going to catch and release, but he doesn't know that. this fish is fighting for its life. >> right. >> this looks like a cubby.
>> oh, my gosh. this is up on the ruby river in montana and the great thing about these animals, these things have been evolving for millions of years and they're magnificent. sure, it's great to catch and bring them in. the best part of all, the true glory of it is setting them free. watching them swim away. they are truly amazing animals and the ones we normally have up in that part of the world usually, of course, the cutthroat. you have brown trout, rainbow trout, and brook trout. if you have the opportunity to get out there, by all means, do so. it is a great way to spend an afternoon and certainly a great way to get addicted to a wonderful hobby. >> your heart is buried in those streams out there. as a man of science i know you like seeing nature's beauty for itself. >> let's go some time. >> i'd who have to. you'll have to teach me how to fly fish. we'll have to head north of atlanta. talk about a lucky break, a well deserved one maybe. he's only been out of college a few years and wrapped up his very first short film.
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the ventriloquist. let's talk about how a fresh-faced first time writer and director scores such a big break. he joins me live now to talk about it. ben, i mean, how did you react when you knew you were going to be writing for and directing kevin spacey? >> it was a pretty amazing experience. a friend of mine told me about the first shot competition only about a week and a half before the deadline and once i heard about it, that there was an opportunity to direct kevin spacey, i jumped on it and just started writing furiously and got something written and it was an incredible experience. >> what was the process that made this happen so our viewers can be aware? >> i'm sorry? >> what was the process, a contest, you wrote -- >> it was a contest called the jameson first shot competition.
there were three winners, with one from russia, one from the united states, and one from south after rica. and they choose the best scripts and the winner gets to make their film and it stars kevin spacey, and it's ridiculous and it's amazing, and i'm really thrilled with how well the film turned out. >> so tell me about your first day working with kevin spacey. why you star struck? were you just blown away? what was going through your head and stomach at that point? >> the first time i met him was for rehearsal and for the first few minutes i was a little bit intimidated, just because he's such a phenomenal actor. i've worked with many actors before but none of that caliber, obviously. but he was very gracious and put me at ease very quickly. and i understood very quickly he knew the kind of film that i wanted to make. we were very much on the same page and it became a great collaboration right off the bat. >> we're showing pictures of you and mr. spacey and his puppet.
let us about "the ven ril quist." >> so "the ventriloquist" is about a lonely ventriloquist who has a very unruly puppet and it kind of traces the end of their relationship and he has to face the world by himself. >> and how is kevin as a ventriloquist artist? >> he's pretty good. he spent about two weeks, i think, just working with the puppet and learning the mechanics of it. and, you know, that kind of dedication i was just blown away. the fact he would put that much time into a short film like this. and he got very good at it very quickly. >> were there any times when -- you know how directors can be in hollywood. they can get pretty fired up with their actors and kind of stronghold them. was there a time you had to get into new mr. spacey's face and
say, this is what i need to you do, i need this, throw your voice better? anything like that? >> well, the thing -- kevin spacey is yelling at me. kevin is a really good actor and for the most part there wasn't a lot of directing i had to do. we were taught beforehand and have a discussion about the scene. there were little tweaks, do something like this or that. but he was really, really a pleasure to direct. >> you must have learned a lot. what are some of the big things that a you learned? >> always know what you want. that is the key. and even if you don't know what you want, at least pretend you do. just have the -- >> fake it until you make it. >> exactly. exactly. that's really, really important. >> so what's this moment like for you? it pry meres tonight. your life must be crazy now.
>> it's been pretty nutty. it premieres tonight and people can go see the film on youtube and that's what i'm excited about that everybody out there can see this film on yaub very easily. i'm excited for the premiere. it's going to be a scene. >> these big-time actors and directors, once they have a premiere, they're already working on the next big feature film. you got anything cooking? >> i am currently writing a script, so i do have something in the works, but mum's the word at this point. >> all right. you have the hollywood secrecy as well. >> exactly. >> i'm sure you'll be quite busy. benjamin, thank you. i know you're going to switch chairs. i can hear kevin spacey yell at you. he will have his chance along with our producer. we'll talk to him just after the break.
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you to the winner of an international short film competition put on in large part by actor kevin spacey. his film is called "the ventriloquist." now the star of the film joins me along with the producer, dana. good morning to both of you. i heard you basically heckling your direct or on the side of te set. certainly you've earned that right. tell me about ben. he wrote and directed this film that you're in. what about his writing jumped out at you? >> first of all, i've never done a ventriloquist, i've never worked with a dummy or a puppet, as you might call it. i'm working with one now, dana. >> you did just that. >> first of all, it was, for me, a great exercise because i'd never done it. i've always been fascinated by it. i looked at all the twilight episodes where the dummies start to take on personalities of
their own. i think anthony hopkins did a pretty good film many, many years ago in which he played a ventriloquist. number one it was interesting because of all the three films, and i know you've heard we did this competition in three different territories. i was look iing for distinctive three different parts in three different movies with different tones that, "a," would give me something to do where a young director could really direct me and i just thought ben's script, the idea, was very, very clever. it was funny. and it gave me a chance to in the voice of mr. higgims, as we call him in the film, although his real name is kenny, i got a chance to sort of revive my great mentor and idol jack lemmon. it's sort of a little bit of a jack lemmon voice for mr. higgins. >> it's nice to have a mentor.
it seems like a role that may very well be right up your alley. dana, i want to did ask you. you're the producer. i guess the goal is to discover undiscovered talent. how tough is it for a young director or an actor, what may be, to get their first break? how difficult is it? >> it's extremely difficult for anybody to break into this business, as a lot of businesses. we've always worked to try to open up new avenues for filmmakers to get exposure for their work or get a shot to get out and reach an audience that hopefully leads to other productions and other opportunities for them. >> and how successful has it been? you've been around almost ten years now, right? >> yeah. we started with with triggerstreet.com, an offshoot of our production company which is a platform 0 for aspiring filmmakers and writers. it's been successful. it's still going. a lot of people have gotten a lot of exposure and a lot of opportunities from it. >> kevin, you mentioned don
lemmon. i'm sorry, jack lemmon. >> doesn't he work here? >> he does. you'll see him later tonight. >> where is soledad? >> she's not a weekend player but i'll tell her you said hello. >> jack is one of your mentors. you're a two-time oscar winner, you must be feeling now the need to mentor some of the young talent coming up. do you find that in your soul now? >> it's been a big part of my life for, you know, actually the better part of the last ten years. i moved to london in 2003 to start a theater company, and we had a program there which is all about supporting and nurturing and encouraging artists whether they be writers ar producers or directors. when trigger street started fearly a decade ago, the whole idea really stems from a philosophy jack lemmon passed down to me.
if you want to do well in the business, you'll do well. i've done better than i possibly could have hoped. it is your obligation to spend a good portion of your time sending the elevator back down. it's a satisfying feeling to give opportunities to those who are starting out in the business in very much the same way opportunities were given to me when i was starting out. the greatest pleasure that i can have is to either see these you young, these three young filmmakers working on the set every day or we just did over the past couple of weeks the premiere of the south african filmmaker in johannesburg and then last weekend we were in moscow to premiere the russian filmmaker's short film. and so tonight i'm very excited to be there with benjamin and watch his premiere happen tonight. >> excellent. dana, are every day folks 0 be able to see this at some point? >> yeah, they can see the two that have previously screened and premiered already on the
youtube site and then tonight i believe after 9:00 p.m. eastern time you'll be able to watch ben's film. >> perfect. another great thing about the internet, if you don't live in a big city to see some of this extraordinary work, you can get it right at home. all right. kevin spacey, dana brunetti, thanks very much and good luck tonight in the project. >> stop drinking this early, rob. >> that's the next segment. stick around. all right, guys. >> thanks, man. hey, listen, we're reading your tweets. we have great feedback.
we're not implying anything by that song, by the way, but we want to you tweet. we asked you what you think about p. diddy's son getting a full football scholarship to play at ucla. people have been outraged that the son of a hip-hop mogul is get that go money. some say he deserves it. dana tweets that the son earned his scholarship. maybe dad could sponsor two students who need financial help. okay. another person writes, absolutely not. kids from rich backgrounds are already at an advantage. it's the poor that need supporting. and karen said if his dad wasn't p. diddy would anyone care? leave the kid alone. he earned it. well, if you're buried in student loan debt, maybe you can learn a lesson or two from a man who paid off $90,000 in less than a year. he'll joy me live around 9:10 a.m. with us for three years.
welcome back. here's christine romans with a preview of today's "your bottom line. "are good morning, rob. extended unemployment benefits are running out for tens of thousands of americans years after the jobless crisis began. is now the right time to pull back on the unprecedented amount of help being handed out? plus, does a smaller class mean a better education for your child? the bottom line on whether class size matters. and voters turnout among latinos could be as high as 12 million come november. democrats assume that vote belongs to them, but we'll double digit latino unemployment and the president's aggressive stance on deportations cost him the support he needs. that's all coming up at 9:30 a.m. eastern. rob?
the dow plunges 275 points making it negative for the year. we'll explain the reason for the free fall. plus -- >> to punish hosni mubarak with life imprisonment. >> complicit in killing, that's the verdict from an egyptian court for notorious dictator hosni mubarak, sentenced to life in prison. mubarak is the first leader put on trial for his crimes during the arab spring. we'll bring you live to egypt with the explosive reactions. and later, it's today's manliest block on television, men's beauty regimes for summer and some new beers that will put hair on your chest. the pros bring it to you live in studio. good morning. i'm rob marciano in today for randi kaye. thanks for waking up with us
this morning. let's get started. the man who ruled egypt with an iron fist for 30 years is now at a maximum security prison. the court says he must spend the rest of his life. former president hosni mubarak has been refusing to get off the chopper that flew him there just a short time ago. earlier today an egyptian court found him guilty of ordering troops to shoot and kill unarmed arab spring protesters last year. mubarak's attorney says the former president will appeal. he could have received the death penalty, though. mubarak's former interior minister was also found guilty and sentenced to life behind bars. but his two sons and six of his former top aides were acquitted. that sparked an uproar inside and outside the courtroom. furious demonstrators called the verdict illegitimate and weak. some fought with the former president's supporters. egypt's muslim brotherhood is calling for mass protests.
cnn's senior international correspondent ben wedeman is in cairo live. >> reporter: when news first came out that hosni mubarak and his interior minister had been given life sentences, the initial reaction was one of joy. but as soon as people heard that all the others who were accused, including the two sons of hosni mubarak, alaa and gamal, and all the interior ministers had been found innocent, the joy quickly soured into anger. many people feeling that there was a skewed verdict, an unfair verdict, a verdict that favors those in the old regime. hosni mubarak was transported by helicopter from this police academy where the trial took place to the prison in the southern part of cairo. apparently when the helicopter arrived in the prison, he
refused to get off. ministry of the interior officials say an effort is being made to prepare his cell, but this is just one indication of how messy things are going to get in egypt with this verdict. ben wedeman, cnn, cairo. to florida now where george zimmerman must report to jail by tomorrow afternoon. a florida judge has revoked his bond. it has been set at $150,000 after he pled not guilty in april to second-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old trayvon martin. but the judge now says zimmerman blatantly lied to him about how much money he had and was unfairly reaping the benefits of a low bond. >> you know, the revocation of bond, i hope, is temporary. i hope they will give us a day in court to explain george's behavior and look at all the circumstances, even discovered this today, what he's going to do about letting him out on bond.
>> prosecutors argued he had thousands of dollars from a paypal account but pretend ed t be poor and recorded phone conversations with his wife to prove that. now news about the economy. investors didn't take too kindly to the new jobs report. u.s. stocks took a beating yesterday with the dow plunging 275 points. it erased all gains for the year. employers added only 69,000 jobs in may, less than half of what analysts expected. and for the first time in a year unemployment edged higher at 8.2%. a janitor in toronto is accused of plotting to blow up a catholic school. police say st. joseph's college school? downtown toronto was the target. the suspect is 67-year-old vincent perna. the worst charges the janitor could face. >> the gas line in the kitchen area and attempted to light a stove. we're quite concerned this situation could have been much worse. the man has been arrested and charged in the most serious charge we're looking at is
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♪ they've got the beat they've got the beat yeah, they've got the beat ♪ well, on college campuses these are two phrases that are sure to evoke a pained expression, finals week and student loans. well, with an mba from harvard our next guest handled finals week fine. what's more impressive is how he wiped out $90,000 in student debt in seven months. joe joins me live from austin, texas. good morning, joe, and congratulations. there's a lot of kids out there, young men and women that are saddled with debt looking at you with envy right now. let's talk about student debt
first. it's a national issue. it's huge. it's tripled over the past ten years, obviously even bigger at the ivy league levels. you weren't alone in having this much debt, were you? >> no. a lot of my friends still have that, that i went to school with. >> when did you decide, hey, man, i just have to to get rid of it? i have to do whatever i can to get rid of it? why not space it out a little bit? why kill yourself this much? >> so for the first two years out of grad school i bought a house, i bought furniture for the house, two cars, a motorcycle, a road bike, a lot of stuff on entertainment, going out with friends, dinner dates, traveling, and things like that. and then one day in august i sat down at my computer, looked at my student loan balances and though i had paid off 22k in principal and interest i still had $91,000 and so for the next eight-plus years i'd be making $1,100 a month in payments to these students loans. i are tried to fall asleep but
couldn't sleep because i felt trapped. i had every dollar i was making was allocated. it was allocated to the student loans, the retirement fund, and paying off my monthly credit card balance. i couldn't afford to start a family, to start a business, i couldn't afford to travel around the world or do something humanitarian so i felt tripped, as if there was a gun to my head. so the next day i went on 0 craigslist and started looking for a second job. i took steps to pay down my loan. >> what kind of steps? like getting a roommate or having a garage sale? what did you do? >> yep, yeah, basically. you pretty much nailed it. i got two roommates from craigslist that are still living with me right now. so a lot of stuff oncation list which is today's version of the garage sale. i started a landscaping business with my buddy. i sold off my second car, my motorcycle, my road bike. i stopped contributing to my 401(k). i took my savings, which were
about $30,000, and i basically just flushed them down the toilet on student loans. not literally but, you know -- >> you paid it off. what part of you felt like, now i'm flying without a net? and were your co-workers and colleagues who just graduated along with you saying, you're cra crazy, man, don't do this? >> my friends were really supportive. they understood where i was coming from and i think they saw that there was a larger purpose to it. it was really never about the money. it was just more about the freedom, just finding freedom, being free and having options. >> one last question. did you calculate how much interest money you saved by doing this? >> i haven't really done that. again, it wasn't about the money. it was more about freedom. i haven't looked at the net present value. i took losses when i cashed out my stocks and myra -- i took losses and probably keeping that money would have been better for me in the long term. so i never really did the math. but i would have paid, if i'd
gone full term, $42,000 in interest. i probably saved about 30k in interest alone. >> i guess you hit the nail on the head. people says money doesn't buy happiness but debt can cause misery. you got rid of that and that lifted you emotionally. that's a good lesson for us all. joe mihalic who got rid of his 90 grand in student loans in less than a year. good luck in your career. >> thanks, rob. here is your next segment. masculine makeovers. they're turning into a big trend. yes, our next guest, even wax your nose hair. reynolds, do you need that? i might. she says it's painless. we're going to see. and cnn's dr. sanjay gupta has launched a new program called "the next list. "this week "the next list" goes behind the series of game of thrones. >> i wanted to make it feel like an old book or maybe some comfortable clothes that had been worn, shoes that had been walked in for miles and miles. >> for instance, mentioned there
was no phrase for thank you but they have something like 42 words for horse. it's a horse-based culture. >> started at an imagined time about 1,000 years before the actual series. i kind of conceived how the language would look at that point and then evolved the language over a period of 1,000 years. in doing so kind of helps to make the language more authentic. this country was built by working people. the economy needs manufacturing. machines, tools, people making stuff. companies have to invest in making things. infrastructure, construction, production. we need it now more than ever. chevron's putting more than $8 billion dollars back in the u.s. economy this year. in pipes, cement, steel, jobs, energy.
♪ dude looks like a lady reynolds wolf, hockey muss tachs, weightlifting, you don't think about spas and skin care. now more men are getting p pampered like women. getting facials, getting a brazilian wax job. julie knows all about it. she is a makeup artist here in atlanta. you are going to mold reynolds and i into more metropolitan men, i assume. where do we start? just waxing got us both shivering in our boots. >> you have to educate us. >> it's been around for a while, there just seems to be more of a product line developed towards men, but the waxing situation,
that's relatively new for men and, to be honest with you, a lot of men are doing the manscaping as far as taking care of the back. one of the things i recommend is you keep the back smooth, you keep the front trimmed. you don't necessarily have to go to the kelly clarkson screaming and get that whole thing waxed off. >> if reynolds waxeses his back he's going to lose a shirt size. >> my whole front lobe on my right side collapsed. wow. i can't believe we're having this conversation. let's say someone is tuning in and their significant other really needs this kind of work, is there a way you can gently get into it and say, dude, it's time for the epilady, guys, time to get the garden shears or something? how do you approach that? >> talk to them about the cleanliness and it will keep them cooler, to be honest. in the summer months, who wants a wool sweater? >> that's true. we talked about that. >> that's a good point here in
atlanta. waxing, let's move away from that. in full disclosure, i'm eddie munster if if i don't take care of this right here. i've grown accustomed to it and like it. >> skin care and lotions and stuff, what do guys like? >> you want something that's double duty? something that's easy. we have jack black and it's great. this is an all over wash so you can wash your hair, your face and your body but it will keep you conditioned. it's not going to strip the skin. it's going to keim you younger. there's moisturizers out there that will help with fine lines, taking care much of the pore sizes that is very important that kr glycolic acid that are important to the smoothing of the skin. and gone are the days of the burning aftershave products. they have cooling products that are actually going to help so a cooling gel. and there's also going to condition the skin. so men are getting things that are going to help soften the
skin. one of the most important things men don't do is use a sunscreen, and the reason they don't use a sunscreen is they don't like the texture of it. men are textural. today they've made products and i'll have you put a little bit on. >> oh, please do. >> go ahead and massage it into the back of your hand and you can feel the texture of this. this won't give you the white face and you'll get the protection from the sun. the number one thing you want to do is protect from the sun because that will age you the fastest. >> we both have kids and now are getting long in the tooth. what will save us here in the business? >> anything that has a glycolic in it, they have this lightweight feeling to them, this is a line smoothing cream, and that will help. wear this at night to help exfoliate and a double duty moisturizer that help help smooth out fine lines, too, and has a 20 sunscreen. the first one i showed you has a 45 and then this one has a 20 in it. but the next thing, i think men, you mo, puffiness and fine lines
around the eyes. i want you to try. >> we actually are cutting -- we have to break, unfortunately, but rob and i were up last night chatting about -- remember that conversation we were both in tears saying what can we do for better grooming? now we have our answers. thanks so much for your time. >> we appreciate it. notice not a flower on this stuff. >> manly man. good times. >> we're going to come back and drink beer. [ sighs ] forget it. [ male announcer ] there's more barbeque time invery bag of kingsford charcoal. kingsford. slow down and grill.
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>> that's true. >> this guy you speak highly about, craig torres, from hopp city here which you spent some time there as well. >> absolutely. craig, we're talking about great big beers for manly beers for father's day. what do we have here on the table? >> reynolds, i picked out the five man les and the first beer is a scotch ale. it's so man ly it's named aftera viking. >> from scotland? >> actually just north of scotland pro-verbs. >> that's what you have in the glass? >> that is not what i have. a scotch ale known for its smooth toffee and caramel characteristics. that is no different other than it's 8.5%. >> my goodness. >> i'll have to have some of that. >> this is the can -- >> it's a new ipa from lions, colorado, right in the rocky mountains, and it really is a
rocky mountain avalanche of hops, 8% double ipa and it's an absolute beast. it is not there to be shy. it's there to overwhelm the senses. >> the industry has just exploded. these craft beers, they seem to be getting stronger and stronger. i know we're doing a segment on manly beer, but you go into a restaurant and you see a list of these things, and they list the alcohol because some can be that powerful. >> absolutely. we can have alcohol in our beers up to 14%. >> wow. >> there are beers on the market that are sometimes 30% or 40% alcohol. >> is there a change going on in the industry that's been taking place over 0 the last decades, perhaps? it seems like you have a wine culture and then you have beer. but beer is also as varied and complex as any wine, isn't it? >> i think so. i think it's more nuanced and pairs better with food than perhaps wine does. i would argue wine, while a wonderful ingredient, fantastic stuff, here we have barley,
malt, hops, 40 are or so ingredients. >> how does it pair with, say, a morning coffee? >> well, we didn't bring one today but there are ones out there. i would argue that in lieu of my morning koch fee i could probably be perfectly happy. >> we talked about the ipa. what else do we have on the table here? >> right in the center we have one of our local beers here in the atlanta market, monday night brewing. they're a startup. they're so manly they don't put their beer in a bottle. they only do draft beer because, frankly, why stop at one. >> or a moonshine. >> our hop city growler and we pour ourselves a little ipa because what's more manly than a pirate? >> exactly. i'm going to imbib. >> we have spit buckets. there are spit buckets right over here. so you would describe this -- do you do the nose thing? >> absolutely. that's cascade hops, also an ipa but it's reasonably balanced with a nice malt to go along
with it. it's 7.3%. it's not overwhelmingly alcoholic. at the same time it just goes down easy and smooth. >> when noon comes around, that tastes like a lot more. good times. >> kraig torres, weigh appreciate it. >> you're everything reynolds said you were. i appreciate you bringing gifts. >> my pleasure. >> man ly beer for father's day. >> cheers. >> all right, guys. and, listen, thanks for watching "cnn saturday morning." some fantastic show. "your bottom line" starts right now. good morning. i'm christine romans. the economic crisis cost millions of americans their jobs. now the life line for those out of work the longest is going away. millions of americans walking the tightrope trying to avoid falling from the middle class. lose your job and you'll need a net to catch you. >> i will do everything in my power to get people good