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thank you for joining the conversation on your money this week. we're here every saturday and sunday at 3:00 p.m. have a great weekend. in just two days, president obama and mitt romney will face off for a third and final time. this weekend, both candidates are working hard preparing behind closed doors in the hopes of winning the last showdown. they're running mates, they're busy campaigning in key states this weekend. you're looking at live pictures of vice president biden at a rally in florida. let's listen in. >> instead of spending $800 billion over the next ten years, that money is going to be spent here, reduce the deficit, and begin to build roads in america. bridges in america, ports in america, schools in america.
and on housing, no state has been devastated more by housing than this state. ladies and gentlemen, we're going to continue to push for people to be able to modify and refinance their mortgages. there are 14 million people, i don't know, probably over a million right here in this state, who have never missed a mortgage payment in their life, played by the rules, did everything right. what happened is two guys down the street went under. they found out they lost all of the equity in their home or a big chunch of it. they're paying 6%, 7%, they could be paying at 3.5%, 4%, saving themselves $3,000 a year. we have a proposal, doesn't cost the taxpayers a penny. if any bank got bailed out that has more than $50 billion, they have to put pennies on hundred dollars for a fund to insure the banks so when you go down and say i never missed a payment, let me refinance, they'll say
okay. they're against this. we will get that done. folks, look. this is all about expanding the middle class. it's about giving people a way. so many hard working folks trying to climb into the middle class and so many hard working folks have been banged out of the middle class. as my dad used to say, it's a lot more. it's a lot more. when my dad had to leave scranton for a year to go to wilmington to get set up, get a new job to bring the family down and things would be okay, i will never forget what my siblings, it rings in our ears. from that point on, my dad used to say every time a job would come up, honey, a job is about a lot more than a paycheck. it's about your dignity. it's about your sense of self-worth. it's about respect. it's mainly if you're a parent about being able to turn and look your child in the eye and say with confidence, honey, it's going to be okay.
it's going -- and so many middle class people and working class people have been decimated. not only in the loss of a job and the financial impact, but the psychological impact. they have been stripped of their dignity. and this is all about, all about, i promise you in our private conversations, this is all about restoring that sense of dignity for the people who have lost, to be able to say barack and i have an expression among the two of us and senior staffers, we're not going to rest until every parent can turn to their child and say with a degree of confidence, honey, it's going to be -- it's going to be okay. because that's the reason, that's the reason why we have to grow the middle class. it's about giving people and families peace of mind. they have been crushed by this republican -- this great
recession. ryan and romney -- ryan and romney's plan is all about the same old thing. what did romney say the first thing he would do as president? he would get rid of the new regulations on wall street and the bank. he would let wall street go back to being a casino, my words, not his, and let the bank s write their rules, and the ryan proposal, to continue and expand massive tax cuts. more than $2 billion in tax cuts for people making $1 million and beyond. we have seen that movie before. we know how it ends. the last time -- >> you are listening to vice president joe biden as he addressed a gathering in st. augustine, florida. one of those pushing for obama is the man who chaired the democratic national convention, los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa. thank you for joining us.
>> thank you for having me. >> uncertain whether you could hear me. let me ask you first, you're in iowa today for the jackson day dinner. the president spent a lot of time there. the latest polls show the president is still leading in iowa, but ever so slightly. so what more can the president do in these closing days to outpace mitt romney? >> well, what we're doing today is encouraging people to early vote. we're making sure the people get to the polls. we have a very extensive ground operation. i think there are like 67 offices or so in the state of iowa. field offices talking to voters, getting them to vote early, and getting them to go to the polls. this is going to be a very close election. i have said that for a long time. i never thought that this was going to be a landslide for us. it's going to be very close, but in the end, i think iowa and ohio and wisconsin are going to be our line, if you will.
in the sand, and they're going to help the president get re-elected. >> do you think the president should put forward new ideas -- excuse me, new ideas, new thoughts, or just simply continue as is? in other words, do you bring in a new campaign tactic now or it's two weeks, let's just focus on what we said and hold on? >> i think you have to focus on the plan forward. as an example, on his plan to cut the deficit by $4 trillion, but to do so in a way that is very similar to the simpson-bowles framework which says you have to cut spending but you also have to raise revenues. that's why he doesn't want to extend the bush tax cuts. he want to keep them where they were during the clinton administration when we went from deficits to surplus. and created 23 million jobs. according to moody analytics, if
we stay the path, we will create 12 million jobs in the next four years. he's got to talk about why obama care is good for the american people. he's got to talk about the fact that 32 million people will have health care. he's got to make sure that we compare and contrast between his policies that are balanced and the policies of mr. romney, which don't add up on the math, and which change from day to day, and as you heard the president today, he talked about romnesia. and this tendency on the part of mr. romney to forget what his positions are from day to day and almost minute to minute. >> before we run out of time, i want to ask you, voter turnout is crucial for democrats. and this is not the election of 2008 where there was so much excitement. are you concerned? >> we're always concerned about voter turnout. you know, we've got -- that's why we have such an extensive
voter outreach and effort. that's why we're focused primarily in the places where we'll make a difference, in nevada, colorado, iowa, ohio, wisconsin, virginia, north carolina, florida. we're focused on getting the vote out, that's why we put a lot of money for the last year, a lot of effort in cultivating volunteers, getting neighbor to neighbor to talk to one another and get them out to vote, to make sure that they know what's at stake in this election. but yes, we are very concerned. and we're not relying just on commercials and on the super pacs and the super smears. we're getting people out. we're getting neighbor to neighbor, telling them this election is important. it's about our children's future. >> thank you very much for joining us today. we appreciate it greatly. >> and just a reminder to all of you, coming up in a few minutes, i'll be talking with representative of the mitt rom nay campaign, representative tom price to see how things are looking on the other side of the
ticket. >> diplomatic cables have just been released and they show that the u.s. ambassador to libya saw his security manpower dwindle from 34 to 27 in july with plans to go down to seven officers in august. christopher stevens was one of four to die september 11th in a terrorist attack against the consulate in benghazi. stevens wrote in one cable about, quote, a security vacuum. the cable was part of 160 pages of documents the chair mment of the house oversight committee made public. state department officials have told cnn previously they consider the attack unprecedented, even impossible to defend, and insiders said they detected no evidence of the fact it was planned or ordered by al qaeda. the pakistani teen who was shot point blank for her outspokenness on education has send the world a message from her hospital bed. thank you. she extends her gratitude to well wishers and doctors and
nurses now treating her in england. much of the world has cheered on that 15-year-old who has been able to stand and write coherent sentences after the bullet grazed her brain. the taliban said they plan on going after the girl again. lance armstrong was defied in his first public appearance after a report accusing him of running the most sophisticated doping report in history. high was at the charity of his charity, livestrong. he stepped down this week as the organizers chairman. he didn't address the doping allegations, but he did thank reporters and the employees. >> this mission is bigger than me. it's bigger than any individual. there's 28 million people around the world living with this disease. martin luther king said once, he
said we must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. >> coming up in about a half hour from now, i'm going to be talking to bill strickland. he's the editor of "bicycling" magazine. and he's known lance armstrong since they were both in their early 20s, and he's got some thoughts on what lance armstrong will say when he finally does address his current situation. again, that will be about a half hour from now. should be very interesting. more politics next. you can check out the final presidential debate monday night right here on cnn. our live coverage will begin at 7:00 p.m. eastern time. so we have heard from the democrats. now we're going to hear from one of romney's key supporters. congressman tom price of georgia. [ male announcer ] break the grip of aches or arthritis pain
earlier in florida, gop vice presidential nominee paul ryan appealed to small business interests and how the romney team approaches them. >> we're not going to duck the tough issues. we're going to run at our country's economic and fiscal problems before they get out of our control. that's what leaders do. when you look at the engine of economic growth and job creation in this country, it's small businesses. it's risk takers. it's entrepreneurs, the workers who work overtime to make the small businesses work and succeed. we're going to champion the small businesses. we're not going to keep attacking the small businesses and regulating them and spending us into a debt crisis. >> we're just, if you can believe it, 17 days away now from the presidential election. and it could not probably be any closer. president obama and mitt romney's last joint appearance was a fund-raiser in new york
that took place thursday where they had some lighter moments and poked fun at each other. but the campaigns wasted no time getting back to the fight in the battleground states while the candidates are preparing for their final showdown, monday night in the debate. dr. price who represents georgia's seventh district joins us now. thank you for coming here. >> good to be with you. >> we saw of course a very aggressive mitt romney. a pretty closely fought debate the last time around. >> yet, foreign policy which is the primary focus of this one tends to favor the incumbent president. what do you think? >> what governor romney's challenge is to present his positive vision of their role in the world. they get a chance to see how governor romney would lead america because we can't afford four more years of president obama leading from behind. if you think about the last four yo years, iran is four years closer
to a nuclear weapon. our relationship with israel, arguably our closest ally, are at levels unheard of. the famous reset button with russia has resulted in no increase in cooperation whatsoever and our military is threatened with a $3 trillion spending reduction. mitt romney will be able to make clear that friends of america will know our resolve and our commitment and enemies who attack america know we will not rest until they're defeated. >> if we look beyond this debate and we're down to the last two weeks, what is the message you think that mitt romney and paul ryan have to deliver? >> well, it's that positive vision of america. this is really a contrast between two visions of what the role of america ought to be in the world and what the role of the government ought to be in america. the president won't tell you what his agenda is, but we know what it is. it's higher taxes, it's fewer jobs.
it's another stimulus even though we don't know where the last one went. we know it wasn't productive. under a romney/ryan administration, we'll see increase in jobs. 12 million new jobs, lower taxes for all americans, an energy plan. >> it's keeping that message out there. you don't see mr. romney coming forward with new ideas or something completely different? it's just hammer home the points he's made? >> right, and if you think about it, the only thing that's changed in the last two weeks is governor romney and paul ryan have had an opportunity to communicate with the american people unfiltered. when the american people have seen governor romney and congressman ryan unfiltered, they say yes, that's the team we want to lead the country because they know there's a better future for america than what the president has laid out. >> let's talk about women because we have seen the polls go back and forth. in many cases, it is women, at least, according to the pollsters. what is the approach, how does mitt romney reach out and solidify his position with women
voters? it seems he's had problems with that in the past. >> again, i think what the president -- the president can't run on his record, so he wants to divide america. and it's division along racial lines, division along gender lines, division along economic lines. >> but what mitt romney will do? >> that's why we see this constrashz. what governor romney has done and paul ryan has done has laid out the positive vision, and it's not just a positive vision for a certain sector of our society. it's a positive vision for all of society. more jobs. if you look at governor romney's record when he was governor of massachusetts, top 20 jobs in that state, top 20 jobs in the government of that state, 50%, ten of them, held by women. this is an individual who recognizes that every work has worth, and every individual has -- ought to have an opportunity to gain the work and the occupation they desire. >> all right, we're out of time. dr. price, thank you for coming and talking to us. >> vice president joe biden just wrapped up a rally in the battleground state of florida and he wept after mitt romney's
economic plans. cnn's political reporter shannon travis was at that event, and that was in st. augustine, and joins us now live. are the rallies getting more intense as the election draws closer. is the crowd more rapped up in them? >> the crowd is getting a lot more raucous in terms of chantish four more years for president obama and vice president biden. the enthusiasm level is high. the crowd count has been cent over the past few weeks i have been following vice president biden. you can probably see him behind me. if you can't see him, you can see his supporters. he's still here. this is the third rally over the last two days here in florida. obvio obviously, a critical battleground state. the president has been here alone nine times in 2012. a few things he's mentioned in his speemp, similar thing s he mentioned in the last few days. romney in terms of describing him as a flip-flopper. he went after him for the whole
binder thing, for the second day in a row, holding up the binder for the binder full of women moment. and one interesting moment, there was a baby crying. a baby in biden's speech. he acknowledged the baby and said that baby is crying because he or she knows what would happen under a romney presidency. a little bit interesting there. obviously 29 electoral votes for florida. critical battleground for both campaigns. >> the biggest of the swing states right now. where is paul ryan focusing his -- excuse me, his efforts this weekend? >> obviously, two other important battlegrounds, pennsylvania and ohio. the vice presidential nominee on the republican side focusing his attention here today. one other thing of note, ann romney was in orlando earlier today. that's not very far at all from where we are right here. martin. >> all right, thanks very much. following the vice president and paul ryan as they are out on the campaign filling in for their
surrogates, i guess, thank you very much. you can check out the final presidential debate monday night right here on cnn. our live coverage will begin at 7:00 p.m. eastern time. one of the topics that may come up again, china and the money america owes it. barack obama and mitt romney are using it as a punching bag, china, that is, trying to see who could be the toughest on china and trying to also woo voters. endless shrimp is our most popular promotion
monday night in florida, president obama and mitt romney will have their final debate of the season, and foreign policy is scheduled to be the main focus. america's presence in afghanistan and pakistan are sure to come up. both sparred vigorously in their last debate and in new york and with the race so close, you might expect more of the same. peter bergen joins us from washington. good to see you. >> good afternoon. >> polls are showing that most americans want to get out of afghanistan. they have shown that for quite some time, actually, but i'm wondering, does that help the president heading into this debate and the election? or does it hurt romney since he appears or tries to appear to be
more military hawkish? >> both campaigns have had somewhat confused public positions on this one martin because if you think back to the debate between paul ryan and vice president biden, biden was pretty adamant, saying we're going to be out of afghanistan in 2014, period. but the fact is the obama administration has negotiated a strategic partnership with the afghan government indicating america will have some kind of presence still being worked out until 2024. so if on monday's debate people get into details, in fact, the obama administration's position is really a long-term presence in afghanistan for more than a decade. on the other side of the coin, martin, you know, the romney administration line seems to be we'll listen to our generals. the fact is the obama administration is, you know, the fact that they have negotiated an agreement to get combat troops out in 2014 and some
longer term advisory position has been discussed with u.s. generals, but not only u.s. generals but the afghan government and with our nato allies and 40 plus countries in afghanistan. it's not as simple as saying i'm going to listen to my generals because the fact is there are a lot of people who have a vote in this, not least the afghan government, but nato in general and our other allies. >> we saw that in the case in point in iraq where the u.s. wanted to extend and due to the agreement that could not be worked out, it was just the opposite. we pulled our troops out quickly or ahead of what was anticipated. >> right. my guess is that the afghans, i think it will be a different outcome in afghanistan. most do want a u.s. nato presence as a guarantee of some form of stability there. the afghan parliament could say at the end of december 2014, we don't want anybody to stay. >> let's talk about next door, pakistan, and the shooting of the 15-year-old malala, and how this has struck such a chord
with the world, international outrage. in pakistan, there's starting to be outrage, but it seems to have faded and the argument seems to have turned in a way that favors the taliban. what is happening? >> i think, martin, the taliban's image as sort of a group of robin hoods long ago have operated in pakistan, and you may recall in 2009, the pakistani military mounted serious operations not far from the capital of islamabad against the taliban and had some success. so, you know, the fact that the terrible incident with malala certainly has kind of confirmed, i think, there view in pakistan that the taliban are not some sort of religious warriors. there is a small and vocal minority of religious parties in pakistan who tend to have a conspearicist's view of the united states, and some people
are saying perhaps america was involved in this incident or al qaeda, and there's no evidence of that, and the taliban itself has released a seven-page memo outlining why it did this terrible act. so, you know, i think overtime the taliban, favorable views of the taliban are fading in pakistan, and this will 1 firm that. >> real quick, we're out of time, but do you think this was naive for the rest of the world to think pakistan would throw out the taliban as a result of this? >> the taliban -- the taliban are giving u.s. and nato troops quite a run for their money in afghanistan. it's not just as simple as to say, we're going to throw them out. you know, a military operation against the taliban in north waziristan would be pretty complicated. we have seen that on the other side of the border. >> yes, we have. peter bergen, as always, thank you for your insights. cnn has your front row seat to the final debate.
obama versus romney in boca raton, florida. our coverage will begin at 7:00 eastern on cnn. a teenager dreams of becoming a baseball player. then a medical condition changes his life forever. dr. sanjay gupta has his story in today's human factor. ♪ >> as a drum major for marching mizzou, the university of missouri's famed marching band, paul is living his dream. it's a new dream because his original dream of playing professional baseball was disappearing. >> september 7, 2007, just barely into my junior year of high school. >> the 17-year-old woke up and his world was changing. >> everything was just a little blurry. it didn't seem like anything was wrong. >> but something was terribly wrong. his retinas had detached and started to tear apart. in both eyes.
>> i didn't know how my life would change, what i'd be able to do, what i wouldn't be able to do. i could potentially go completely blind. >> paul says this was not caused by disease or trauma but by genetics. >> it's happened to my mom, my grandma, a couple uncles, even my little sister is having similar issues. >> they didn't lose much vision. paul, on the other hand, is now legally blind. sight in his best eye can't be corrected beyond 20/200. >> my left eye has blind spots. my peripheral vision is great, and that's why i'm so high functioning. the right eye is just kind of there. >> he can read but not well by digitally scanning books into a computer that has magnification software. he said family, friends, and music saved his life. he joined the school's drum line, taking it home, magnifying it, memorizing it. >> i strapped up my boots and went to work.
>> he made the mizzou drum line first playing symbols and then after an extensive interview process, clinched the coveted drum major spot. most in the band didn't even know he was legally blind. he suffered three depatchments and cataracts in both eyes. one has now been removed. so far, he's had more than ten operations and countless laser procedures. >> i would cacould wake umtomor lose more vision, i could walk away from here today and something could happen and i could lose vision. >> he hopes his time on the ladder will change the perception of visually impaired people. >> i want to be able to say when i leave here that i did something special. and that i didn't let this hold me back. >> dr. sanjay gupta, cm nnn, reporting.
inglewood, california, after five people believed to be related were shot earlier this morning. according to police, three were children, two were adults. a 4-year-old boy has died along with a 30-year-old male victim. three others are in stable condition. police are now searching for a 55-year-old black male who was last seen wearing a dark hat and painter's mask. i want to bring in now art barren, from our affiliate, kcla or kcbs. art, the police say that the family may know who the shooter is. what is the connection? and what sparked this? >> martin, i have been speaking with some neighbors today in inglewo inglewood, and what i'm hearing time after time is the person they believe is the gunman, the suspect, was someone who rented out a room, a back house, if you will, from the residents there in inglewood. and the other thing that we're hearing is that apparently he
became behind on his rent, and so they sued for the backrent and then served an eviction notice and then came back and shot the family. now, that is unconfirmed. i did ask the police chief of inglewood, he said, i know of that. i have heard that story, we're looking into that, but he couldn't say if that is confirmed or not. that's an angle they're looking at right now. as far as the gunman himself, we don't know his whereabouts, but the police believe he may have died inside the fire because when authorities got this call this morning, it came in as several people shot and so they found five family members, they say are family members, who were shot. and then they also found a back house on fire. so it took them a while to put out the fire because it was a safety concern for the firefighters themselves. they didn't know where the suspect was. >> all right, i have to stop you there, but we will continue to stay in touch with you.
thank you for the up dalt. >> you're welcome. >> just in to cnn, numbers are up again in the deadly fungal meningitis out break. the cdc is reporting 13 new cases of fungal meningitis. there are 281 overall cases. and here's another new number, 21 deaths. the fda raided the company blamed for causing the deadly outbreak this week. most patients got sick after being contaminated steroid injections used for back and neck pain. well, the cycling union weighs in monday on lance armstrong. but in a minute, we'll hear from a man who has known him almost 20 years and why he says armstrong needs to come clean. to meet the needs of my growing business. but how am i going to fund it? and i have to find a way to manage my cash flow better. [ female announcer ] our wells fargo bankers are here to listen, offer guidance and provide you with options tailored to your business. we've loaned more money to small businesses than any other bank for ten years running.
you are watching an exploding meteor that lit up the skies over northern california on wednesday night. some observers say the sight was accompanied by a large crash which could have bib the sound of the sound barrier breaking. the annual shower made up of debris from haley's comet. it may be appropriate to move on to our next story, falling star. >> lance armstrong finally made a public appearance. he took center stage at his charity's gala event. it was the first time he has spoken publicly after he was accused of running the most sophisticating doping plan in sports. and on monday, he's going to be called on to be stripped of his medals from the tour de france.
i'm joined now by bill. let me play you a few seconds of lance armstrong's appearance last night at the event for his livestrong charity. >> it's been an interesting couple of weeks. it's been a difficult couple of weeks for me, for my family, for my friends, for this foundation. i get asked a lot, people say man, how are you doing? >> bill, you know lance armstrong. i'm wondering, is that the look of a man who is resigned to his fate at this point? >> no, lance would never be resigned to his fate. he's sort of like a chess master always looking for the various options he can play. you can be assured that he's going to run this out as far as he can. and one of those options, i think, i'm starting to hear that they're thinking about what an admission would be like. >> when you say a man looking for options, it almost sounds like a man looking for any
escape route he can find. that begs the question of how sincere if an apology route is taken. do you think he really is feeling a sense of remorse and a sense of responsibility to speak out? >> it's hard to say. i would say that concern for his cancer awareness foundation is sincere, and i would say from there, he's probably looking at the implications of letting the jerseys be stripped. a lot of legal implications and sort of the cultural implications of what it would mean for him to continue to proclaim his innocence or to try to find some sort of way to repent for what he's done. >> how would lance armstrong say i'm sorry? how does it sound from him? >> well, that's a good question. one thing you would imagine that he would try to put the era in context, a little like baseball's steroid era, the home run era.
when he was racing, pretty much if you wanted to win, if you wanted to compete or help those at the top level, you had to be using epo or blood doping as well as other drugs. >> all right, i don't buy that, but i understand the context in which you phrase it. let me ask you this. as he comes forward and in the days that come ahead, he has done a lot of good. and i don't think anybody doubts that lance armstrong has done a tremendous amount of good. he's also done a lot of bad. it wasn't just the doping. it was also the allegations he applied pressure to other people, intimidated other people. and he carried out this front for such a long time and we all bought into it, right or wrong. has he been blamed too much in this? >> well, absolutely. sort of the, it's so unsavory because so many people viewed him as a hero. not just a sports figure who had done amazing things, but a hero
culturally. i don't know if an apology is too much. generally, it seems to be. michael vick has come back. a lot of other athletes, but lance is a whole different stratosphere. we don't know. >> where were the cycling journalists in all of this? this has been known, suspected, talked about for years. i know you came out in 2011, but prior to that, we knew or heard of this. where were the tough questions from the cycling journalists? >> there were tough questions asked. journalists such as david walsh and paul kimmage who pursued the story, who published books, who were the subject of lawsuits because of it. a lot of it, everyone would talk about it, but there was never the absolute proof that the journalists felt they needed to come out with the story once and for all. >> the cycling yeanian is expected to come up with a ruling on maind. what do you expect them to do and say? >> it seems likely they're going
to have to take the jerseys away. it's a little bit confusing for people. usada has stripped the jerseys, but it needs to formally happen from the worldwide agency, the uci. so it seems almost like they have to do it. there's some question over whether they will because if you read the entire report, all 1,000 pages of it, there could be arguments made that they're sort of bound up in all of this with lance armstrong. >> you definitely could make that argument. bill strickland, thank you for coming on and talking about your friend as well as a person you follow as a journalist. thank you. >> thank you. he's an actor, producer, and director. and now tyler perry is taking on the role of detective in a new action thriller. no wig, no dress, it's tyler. hear what he has to say about th that. rse, some stories are bigger than others.
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whether you're looking to go out to the theater or stay inside and watch a dvd, there are lots of new movies. actor, producer, and director tyler perry is taking on the role of detective in the action thriller "alex cross" and then also "moon rise kingdom" is out on dvd. grae drake joins me now to review both movies. so let's start with tyler perry. no dress, no wig, and playing very serious. how did he do? >> exactly. this is his moment as an action star. and he actually pulls it off. now, tyler perry's movies whether he's directing them or just starring in them like alex cross, they have always caused a war between critics and audiences because people love to watch him, but critics oftentimes are not in love with the way he attacks things. but this time he's attacking picasso who is a serial killer, and matthew fox, the dude from quality lost" is scarier than
any time anybody has talked smack to madia, for sure. that's the best part of the movie. the rest of it, critics are saying a little predictable, and i have to agree with them. i didn't think it was the most compelling thing, but again, matthew fox. it's all about him doing a lot of pull-ups and you know, giving crazy eyes. >> "moon rise kingdom" tyler, is he believable? is this a new future for him or back to hot he used to? >> yes, there's already a sequel in the works. they didn't even need to see the box office to know he's going to be alex cross again. fans of the boox, you're welcome. >> moon rise kingdom, a movie i very much want to see and is out on dvd. is it worth the purchase price? >> definitely worth it because this movie is spectacular. for everybody wondering what is going to pop up during award season, put this on your list. bill murray, edward norton, bruce willis, all of these
people are in this great movie directed by one of my favorite folks, wes anderson. the special features are a little light on the blu-ray but it doesn't matter because it's about boy scouts and pop french music and falling in love and little kids running away together much to the protest of their parents. it's fun and magical and it's going to keep coming up more and more. this is a perfect rental for the weekend. >> sorry, i was waiting. we were going to play a little bit of it but apparently we don't have time for it. i'm looking forward to it. it's a superb cast. i just would say that's the movie for me. >> absolutely. it's really the movie for everyone. it's one of wes anderson's best. i loved it. >> okay. i guess we're leaving it there. thanks very much. appreciate it. thank you and you have a great weekend and we'll look forward to more movies next weekend. >> remember, you can get all of
you see the goalie trying to compose himself after giving up a goal. then a fan runs toward him and shoved him right in the face. knocks him down to the ground. the fan then goes back to the stands, and unbelievably isn't caught. police are still looking for him. he was up, a bit shaken. after some treatment, he returned to the game. >> from an assault on a goalie to an amazing field goal. a high school senior in spokane, washington, nailed a 67-yard kick to tie the record for the second longest field goal in high school football history. nfl record, by the way, is just 63 yards. >> austin wreckhouse's team was losing with seven seconds on the clock, but he got the kick that sent the game into overtime and they won. congratulations. police in detroit have a mist rystery on their hands andt of people who are scared. 15 shootings in just two days. people in cars have been the
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making headlines right now. we're going to begin in inglewood where a gunman kills a 30-year-old father of 6 and his 4-year-old son in a shooting that left three other family members wounded. three were children under the age of 10, 2 were adults, and 3 of the victims are now in critical condition. police are searching for a 55-year-old black male who was last seen wearing a dark hat and painter's mask. the family may know who that shooter is. i spoke to art of our affiliate kcbs about that just a short time ago. >> the person they believe was the gunman, the suspect, was someone who rented out a room, a back house, if you will, from the residents there up in inglewood, and the other thing that we're hearing is that apparently he became behind on his rent, and so they sued for the back rent, and then served an eviction notice, and then he
came back and shot the family. that is unconfirmed because i asked the police chief of inglewood, he said, yes, i know of that. i have heard that story. we're looking into that, but at this point, he kooblt scouldn'ts is confirmed or not. >> as police search for the gunman, they speculate the person may have died in the fire which you saw at the scene. to another shooting spree. this one in michigan. 15 shootings in two days to be exact. all in the suburban detroit area. the targets have been either people or cars. fortunately, no injuries. the shootings took place in a two-day span between tuesday evening and thursday evening. and nick has been following the story. nick, this really has people on edge in that area where it's happened. >> southeastern michigan, to be exact, martin. three counties in southeastern michigan. 15 shootings over a 48-hour period. i spoke to the sheriff of oakland county. he said luckily, no one has been hurt. a lot of near misses.
a man was taking out his trash, he heard a bullet wiz on his head. a woman was on her way to a soccer game, she heard a loud noise, had a flat. and she goes home, watches the news, goes to her car and finds a bullet lodged in her car. this is bringing up memrhees of what happened in washington, d.c. ten years ago. our local affiliate caught up with residents in the area, spoke with residents who said this is very reminiscent of what happened in washington ten years ago. >> people are getting shot at all over the place. kids are scared, parents are scared. someone has to put a stop to it. >> thank god nobody has been shot and nobody has been hurt, but it's still weird when you hear about stuff like this. bringing back memories of the sniper and everything that happened in d.c. >> ten people died in the d.c. shootings and we're a far cry away from that in these counties in southeastern michigan, but of
course, a lot of paranoid motorists. as i spoke to the authorities, the scariest part about this is it's so random and targeting motorists at random. >> one of the things that was really frightening is they suspect the shooter is driving while shooting. >> the witnesses described seeing a dark, sleek sports car, one description said it was a ford mustang with racing stripes. another witness saying it could be a cavalier. so far, no suspect or suspects at the moment. police have a lot on their hands right now. >> and no shooting since that two-day span? >> the last shooting happened on thursday. no shootings overnight. the oakland county sheriff telling me it's all hands on deck right now, and they're going over the evidence and the ballistics. he believes it was a possible hand gun, not a rifle. another interesting development we learned just a short time ago. >> and we'll continue to follow it with you help. >> 17 days and counting from the presidential election and the
campaigns, they are in overdrive. president obama and mitt romney are hunkering down preparing for their last debate monday night in boca raton, florida. the vice presidential candidates are out on the stump. vice president biden is in florida and paul ryan is in pennsylvania. the number two man for the republicans, wisconsin congressman paul ryan, continues to press the case for the romney/ryan ticket. ryan spent yesterday in florida meeting with voters, hoping he could keep that state in play for the gop. today, it's pennsylvania where the gop hopes to, well, keep that lead, and the president has been enjoying -- rather, trying to have the lead that the president has been enjoying. here is paul ryan in moon township, pennsylvania. he was speaking just a while ago. >> we're fougnot going to duck tough issues. we're going to run at our country's economic and fiscal problems before they get out of control. that's what leaders do. when you look at the engine of economic growth and job creation
in this country, it's small businesses. it's risk takers, aubt entrepre, workers who work overtime to make the small businesses work and succeed. we're going to champion the small businesses. we're are rr not going to keep taxing them and regulating them and spending us into a debt crisis. >> all right, now let's shift gears and look at what the number two guy for the obama ticket is doing today. shannon travis live in florida where vice president joe biden has wrapped up a rally in st. augustine. what is the vice president saying today to get democrats in floridanered energized? >> it's been his recent message as of late the last few days, martin. basically, really, really playing up a few things. one, that governor romney is a flip-flopper. his words, not mine. also going after the whole issue of women's issues, according to women's vote, he's had three events here in florida over the past two days and one thing that he's really been playing up, as
you can imagine, is the whole binders fill of women thing, comment that romney made in the last debate. the vice president, take a listen at what he said and something he held up just a few moments ago here at the rally. >> on tuesday, when governor romney was asked a direct question in the last debate about equal pay for women, he started talking about binders. binders. whoa. binders full of qualified women that he learned were out there. he never did answer the question, by the way. he never did answer the question, whether women deserve equal pay for equal work, but that shouldn't surprise you. come from a man who according to his senior adviser said he wasn't for the lilly ledbetter act. >> now, this wasn't the only political attack that the vice president made, martin. he also attacked romney or
latched on to this whole idea of romney having romnesia from president obama. and there was an interesting moment, there was a baby crying as the vice president was speaking. and the vice president essentially said that baby is crying because the boy or girl knows that if romney is elected, he'll have a bad future. >> where is the vice president headed next? >> the vice president is going to ohio for three days, right? obviously critical battleground. no republican has ever won the white house without ohio. the vice president will be going there, and on tuesday we know that the vice president and the president will make a rare joint appearance at a rally in ohio on tuesday. >> what are the obama and romney, what are they going to be doing? obviously focusing on their debate. is that where they are right now? >> yeah, no public events for them for today. we know that president obama is at camp david. mitt romney is also hunkered down for debate prep as well. obviously, both of them knowing
this is their last debate before the election, basically wanting to, again, win. who is going to win the debate. also trying to score some points off each other and make their last major big appeal to americans to vote for them. we know it will be devoted entirely to foreign policy and national security. an area that doesn't rate as highly in terms as jobs and the economy for americans, but again, another chance for both candidates to try and make appeals to the voters. >> a lot of people will be watching. shannon travis, thanks for the update. >> it's not the candidates who are just doing all the talking. there are also some influential newspapers making their choices. the denver post is throwing its weight behind president obama. the newspaper published an op-ed on friday writing that the president has shown that, quote, he is a steady leader who keeps the interests of a broad array of americans in mind. the newspaper said that his opponent, mitt romney, quote, has not presented himself as a leader who will bring his party
closer to the center. his comments on the 47% of americans who refuse to take personal responsibility and care for their lives were a telling insight into his views and a low point of the campaign. another newspaper endorsement for the president, this time from the salt lake tribune, the utah newspaper wrote, quote, the president has earned a second term. romney, in whatever guise, does not deserve a first. the tribune endorsed the president in the last election and president bush in 2004. >> mitt romney wasn't shut out when it comes to the paper chase. the orlando sentinel gave him their support. they wrote, quote, we had little confidence that obama would be more successful managing the economy and budget in the next four years. for that reason, though we endorsed him in 2008, we're recommending romney in this race. unquote. that last debate between mitt romney and president obama happens monday night. you can watch that showdown live right here on cnn at 7:00 p.m. eastern time.
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the assassination of lebanon's intelligence chief yesterday is fueling middle east tensions. as syria's civil war rages on, some believe syrian president bashar al assad was behind the car bombing that killed the brigadier general. the blast left a crater over three feet deep, but the political effects, well, they could be felt much farther and could have a great deal more
damage. cnn's john joins me. let's talk about the broader implications. what has always been feared, the spreading of the war, but particularly, i'm talking syria, into lebanon, a fragile, fragile -- >> let's get one thing straight. there's a lot of aczazs. a lot of people here who believe assad and his regime is responsible for it, but right now there's not a lot of proof. it's only been a couple days so that may come out, but right now, people believe they're behind it. the narrative which is now being formed is that the reason why assad did this is because essentially he wants to export the civil war from syria into lebanon. lebanon is a country where sectarian tensions, where violence is just below the surface. made of sunnis, shias, aloites, and also made up of 39% christians. one of the best ways to look at the region and how it could have implications is to look at the map. this is a small piece of real estate with a lot of angry
people. unfortunately, we can't see israel in the map because it's so small. it's just below lebanon, just to the left of jordan. and one of the concerns, the reasons why assad may possibly want toe export this civil war o lebanon is because damascus has spoken at great lengthuct foreign fighters and weapons crossing the border from lebanon and other places as well like turkey, but from lebanon. if you embroil lebanon in the war, you change the dynamic. it's not just assad uprising at home. >> why this general? >> he was one of the top security chiefs in lebanon, and he uncovered a plot earlier this year which implicated a pro syrian minister within the lebanese government. he's accused of collaborating with members of the syrian government to import explosives and to launch attacks inside lebanon. he's been a thorn in syria's
side for many, many years. so again, if he dies, if he's taken out by the syrian authorities, we're seeing it play out now. you see the tensions heighten. the protests already on the streets of lebanon today. those who want a stern response from the lebanese, the opposition, demanding that the lebanese government resign. it causes this increased turbulence in a chaotic region to begin with. once you get this situation developing, let's say, for instance, lebanon is brought into this conflict, hezbollah in lebanon -- >> which is pro syrian. >> which is backed by the syrians. heavily armed. they fought a war with israel in 2006 and they said they would fight again. hezbollah is close to the iranians. if you have hezbollah involved, the iranians involved, and israel invaded lebanon in 1982, taking down palestinian
militants. if the israelis feel like they're being threatened, like there are problems on their northern border as well, there could be action as well. the israelis at times have put their military on high alert. they're handing out gas masks because they're concerned. >> you take it from a war in syria to a war on the region. thanks very much. >> in the next couple days, they're critical for lance armstrong. the 7 time tour de france winner is facing new allegations of doping and he's trying to hold his cancer charity together. we'll have more on that. and tough talk from the presidential candidates on china. just how tough can the u.s. really get given our dependence on chinese goods? and their money. we'll dig deep.
you know rk if you saw lance armstrong last night, you saw he was defiant as he took center stage at his cancer charity's 17th year anniversary gala. it was the second time he has spoken publicly since he was accused of running the most sophisticating doping scam ever in sports. >> in many ways, it's been a
very positive weekend for livestrong in lance armstrong's home city of austin, some 4,000 cyclists are preparing to ride through the streets of the city with lance on sunday morning. this following a successful gala dinner on friday night where they said they raised somewhere in the region of $2.5 million. of course, that's only half of the story. lance armstrong's personal problems and a doping scandal he's inguengulfed in, a talking point. many are wondering if he can even continue on the board of directors. he's been accused, disgraced, and humiliated. but in his home town of austin and within the cancer community in particular, lance armstrong is still very much loved. >> i've been better. but i've also been worse. thank you so much for your support. it means the world to me. >> speaking publicly for the first time since he was engulfed
by a doping scandal, armstrong admitted it had been a difficult two weeks. 14 days in which he had been branded as a cheat and a liar. dropped by almost all of his sponsors, and forced to resign as chairman of his own charity, livestrong. >> you have been a proud supporting of this organization in the last eight years. has anything changed in the last few day snz. >> no, it was an organization that was developed by somebody who has been an enormous inspiration to so many and to myself, and done an incredible amount of good. i expect it will continue. >> ydoes he remain an inspiration? >> of course he remains an inspiration. i think anybody who is looking with a clear eye at this would find themselves very hypocritical to think otherwise. >> sean penn is one of several hollywood a-listers supporting armstrong and livestrong, a foundation that raised almost half a billion dollars and
helped 2.5 million people worldwide since 1997. some of armstrong's donors have told cnn they now want their money back, and the foundation may find that armstrong's continued involvement does more harm than good. >> the interesting thing if you interview 1800 people tonight, probably 1800 will tell you to use the phrase that first book, which is not about the bike. it's not about lance. it's for all of us, the foundation, and the cancer support program. >> despite that level of support, armstrong's future with livestrong remains uncertain. he'll spend the rest of the weekend continuing with those fund-raising efforts, but on monday, the international cycling union has the power to really complete this spectacular fall from grace. they have the power to strip him of his seven tour de france titles and given the pressure they're under at the moment they may well decide to do that. >> as he mentioned the next big thing is when we hear from the cycling union. that of course is going to be
monday. >> well, veterans of the war in iraq and afghanistan often come home to have to fight another battle, trying to find a job. but one army vet decided to use what he learned in the military to start a business. we have his story. >> in 2003, i was deployed with the 101stai airborne division a part of iraqi freedom. when i came home, i didn't really have a plan. i decided to do something i was good at. when i was a leader in the army, you're asked to lead soldiers into combat situations that are pretty stressful. being trained for that allowed me to have the courage and the confidence to be able to do what i did in the army in a civilian side. >> so in 2008, he started empower in middleton, connecticut, it's an outdoor adventure facility that teaches adventure and leadership. >> get them one step out of the
comfort zone and push themselves just a little more because they're going to learn and grow from that experience. >> joe used different types of networking to help his business grow and succeed. >> using the small business administration, using the chamber of commerce, using organizations that are willing to help veterans. >> good posture. >> the company has been profitable since 2009. joe has 15 employees and the business is still growing. >> all of the adventure type activities that the army uses to train officers and leaders i thought would be a good concept to bring to the general public. >> climb on. >> and joe is not alone in his business venture. according to the latest numbers that come to us from the u.s. census department, there are more than 2 million businesses that are owned by veterans in the united states. the u.s. economy, whether we like it or not, it depends a lot on china. it's likely to come up again in monday night's presidential
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i'm martin savidge in for fredricka whitfield. it's half past the hour and these are the stories we're watching in the cnn newsroom. >> we learned the numbers are up again in the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak. the cdc reporting 13 new cases. they also now report 281 overall cases with 21 deaths. the fda raided the company blamed for causing the deadly outbreak this week. most patients got sick after being given contaminated steroid injections used for back and neck bapain. >> president obama and mitt romney prepare for monday's debate, their running mates are campaigning as hard as ever. republican wisconsin congressman paul ryan has made his way from pennsylvania now to the battleground state of ohio. he's rallying voters in coal mining country in belmont, ohio this afternoon. vice president joe biden is in
florida. he rallied voters in st. augustine, telling voters the president supports women's rights and romney doesn't. he cited romney not supporting the equal pay for equal work law. >> when people decide on a president in november, how they feel on china could effect the outcome. both men vying for the white house are not letting up on bashing china, hoping to score some political points. >> hello. my name is john levine. i'm from new york city, new york. united states of america. and i came to china in search of gainful employment. i was unemployed and then severely underemployed and then i left. >> and this is where he ended up. this university in beijing where he now teached chinese students about the country he's left behind. 25-year-old jonathan levine had a master's degree and a dead end job. good-bye, america.
hello, china. the new land of opportunity. >> look at this. how hard is it to get used to this? >> a long march. >> a long march indeed for jonathan and a world now waking up to the full extent of china's powers. >> in the states, everyone is so mopey. it's the end of the world and there's no jobs. and you know, income and equality is through the roof, and we're back like the gilded age in the u.s. >> for presidential candidates looking for someone to blame, enter big, bad china. china, boosting exports. china stealing american jobs. >> the president has a regular opportunity to label them as a currency manipulator but refuses to do so. on day one, i will label china a currency manipulator. >> both governor romney and president obama using the debates to prove who is tougher on china. >> as far as currency manipul s manipulati manipulation, it's gone up 11% since i have been president because we have pushed them harbd and put unprecedented
trade pressure on china. >> u.s. military is backing up its interests. president obama is resetting american power in asia after wars in afghanistan and iraq. more troops on the ground, closer ties to the asian nation. china sees this as an attempt to thwart its rise. but to people like jonathan, there's nothing to fear. >> it's not like going to the moon. like it might have been 100 years ago. >> this is a new world, says jonathan. the people struggling back home, he says don't bash china. >> get out, get out! leave everyone behind you. >> cnn, beijing. >> when president obama and mitt romney face off for their final time on monday night, you can bet they'll pick up where they left off in the last debate, and as we have seen, china is a hot topic. joining us now is a man who has written extensively about china and who has spend years living
there, author and lawyer gordon chang. as we saw in the last debate, china, of course, is the source of tough talk, especially for mitt romney where he said on day one if he were to win the presidency, he would label china as a currency manipulator. what is the danger of this tough talk? >> people talk about a trade war, but i don't really think it's going to happen. after all, countries that run enormous trade surpluses don't start trade wars. and china last year had a $295.4 billion trade surplus against the united states. last year, china's merchandise surplus against us was $190.5% of its overall trade surplus. they were running deficits with the rest of the world to run a surplus against the u.s. china is in position to start a trade war. yes, they'll huff and they'll puff, but they won't really do anything substantive. >> if they don't start a trade war, which would be terrifying when you're talking about the number one and number two
economies in the world, they still buy a lot of our debt, and there are still other parts of the world in which they seek their help or at least their nod. what i mean by that is syria, when you're debating issues like that in the united nations or what to do with iran. we need china politically onboard. do we endanger sort of having them separate from our desires and what we want? >> well, to a certain extent i think we would if there were more friction between beijing and washington. but the point is, schichina hast been helping on iran. china in the last five years has been proliferating nuclear weapons technology to iran. they've been iran's primary backer, and it's also been supporting the iranian economy with its commercial relations. so iran is a danger to us largely because china has been there, and really making the atomic ayatollahs in a position where they can really hurt us
and our allies. >> what can either candidate really do about china? when they get into office after all this tough talk has been said, in reality, what can they do? >> well, i think there will be a different kind of position of the new administration, whoever is elected. that will be because they're reacting to what beijing is doing. basically, we're not going to have a choice. but to a certain extent, china right now is going through a very difficult period where you have the economy slumping and the communist party is fracturing, and those large issues which really make china really volatile, there's nothing the united states can do about those except to wait and watch. >> and there is a transition of power taking place in power as it happens every decade and there will be one taking place maybe here in the united states. gordon chang, thank you very much for your insights. >> thank you. >> the last debate between mitt romney and president obama will happen on monday night, and you can watch that showdown, yes, right here on cnn at 7:00 p.m. eastern.
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>> the next big thing in tech could be something small, apple is expected to unveil the new tablet, the ipad mini, tuesday. the company released an invitation to members of the media, hinting of what the event tuesday will be all about. joining me to talk about all things tablet is our money and techrepo reporter laurie siegel. it's a big announcement about a little thing, right? >> sure. i have to say, apple did this with the iphone 5. they sent out these invitations with a shadow of a 5, and all of us knew. they're pretty much giving it away this is most likely going to be the ipad mini event. a lot of speculation about this, a lot of folks talking about it. the biggest thing we're looking at here is the size. normally the ipad, the normal ipad is about ten inches. this they're saying is going to be around seven inches. this is speculation. if you look, also, there were
photos that were quote/unquote leaked. we don't know if they're real photos, but it looks like a smaller ipad 2. just a shrunken one. 3g access, a lot of people say this will have 3g access, also the cost. the biggest thing is the cost. it's going to be less than $300, that's what they're saying. to have a $250 to $300 tablet, put it out there, that would be a bold move for apple. >> well, this is of course probably a reaction also to competition. steve jobs once said he would never make a smaller tablet, saying they're limited to how close you can place elements on a touch screen before they get in the way of each other. and he said the ten inch should be the minimum, so why does the company seem to be going against steve jobs? >> i think you hit it before when you said competition. you look at all of the contenders out there now. you have the google has launched nexus 7. you have the kindle fire, and a lot of people are buying these.
and these are cheaper, smaller tablets. if you look right here, i've got one right here. this is the nexus 7. easy to hold, easy to put in your purse. there may be finding that this is a place, a market they want to enter. apple shares the tablet market over 60%. if they decide to get into this, which it seems like they're going to get into this, a lot of these competitors are going to have to watch out. >> price, you said that was the primary motivator there. is this the primary advantage for the consumer? >> i spoke to an analyst about this, and i said you have an ipad, why get a smaller ipad? he said it's price, and it's also something more portable. if you're the kind of person, you don't really use your ipad as a second computer, some would say you use it like the kindle fire, a lot of people use that to read ebooks, and the nexus 7, which is $199, a lot of people use that to consume media. the ipad mini, if they decide to release it in the $200s, it's
going to go head to head with these and a lot of people want to be able to take something, have it be portable, be able to put it in your pocket and that kind of thing, and it looks like there could be a space for that. >> and just in time for the holidays. laurie, thanks very much. all eyes focused on apple on tuesday. >> for more on high-tech ideas and reviews, go to cnn.com/tech and look for the gaming and gadgets tab. >> she's the sister-in-law of an assassinated president, the widow of his slain brother, the mother of 11 children and the matriarch of the kennedy clan. in a moment, a personal look at ethen kennedy that you have never seen before. on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announcer ] and it's not just these owners
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movie "ethel" with a very personal interest in the subject. she's robert and ethyl's daughter, rory kennedy. we asked her about convincing her mother to do the film. >> your mom was reluctant to do this. >> why should i answer all these questions? >> well, we're making a documentary about you. >> that's a bad idea. >> so what provoked you to do a documentary about your mom, ethel, and be so persistent about it? >> well, hbo had approached me to do this film, and i was resistant to it. i said no a number of times, but they were very persistent, sheila nevens, and then i figured i would ask my mother and she would say no because she doesn't like doing interviews, she hasn't done one in 25 years and she has never really told the story of her life.
i asked her and she surprised me said and yes. >> your mom and dad met skiing. >> we made a bet right away about who could get down the mountain faster. >> your mom said it was love at first sight. amazingly out going, athletic. your dad athletic as well, but quiet and reserved. you said they really did complement each other as individuals, as parents, in the world of politics. is that one of the big reveals in this documentary? >> i think it is. i think to show the world that my mother played, there's been a lot of attention over the years about my family, which has been really wonderful, but it has mostly focused on the men in the family, and it's nice to show the role that women played, that my mother played as partner with my father. he was obviously on the forefront of so many extraordinary moments in our nation's history, civil rights movement, the cuban missile crisis, really significant
events. but my mother played a significant role in those as well. and so this film really shifts the perspective of it to explore what she did, how she contributed, and how they really worked together to create social change. >> and do you think in large part people knew that or do you believe that's one of the surprises about this documentary, about your mom, ethel? >> no, i think it's a bit of a reveal in the film to change the spotlight a bit and to look and really examine the role she played. so many people come up to me afterwards, after watching the film and say i had no idea both who your mother was as a character, as a person going through the world, and then also her contribution, and i think it's significant and it adds a new dimension to, you know, to the story that i hope is helpful, and you know, is
meaningful to people. >> one of the other fun surprises was that your dad actually dated your mom's sister pat for two years. and also, that arthur schlesinger would write that your mom, once they finally got back toort again, your mom did bring out your dad emotionally. what did you learn about your parents, your family as a whole in all of this? >> oh, it's such a great experience for me. i was able to sit down with my mother for five days and ask her every question i ever wanted to ask. i'm the youngest of 11 children, and so it was also nice for me to be able to speak with my older brothers and sisters because they had a very different experience growing up than i did. i'm the other end of the spectrum than my siblings kathleen, joe, bobby, my older siblings, so they had a very different childhood, and sometimes life goes by and you don't have time to sit back and
ask these questions, what was it like in the house during the cuban missile crisis? what was it like during the civil rights movement? and there's some insight movem? and there is some insights to those answers that i think have never been shared before. and i found them fascinating, and i'm hopeful that other people will find it interesting, as well. >> like you said, you have been wanting to talk to your mom about these questions for a long time. and it really has been a labor of love to get this off the ground. >> well, it was, you know, it was a difficult project for me, because i am -- i make documentaries, i always shed light on issues that are outside of my own world. and try to bring attention to things that otherwise might not be focused on in the main stream media. so this was a very different experience for me to kind of focus more inward towards my own family. but in that way it was --
probably my hardest film. but i think, i hope that people will find some insights into it. i certainly did, and i hope others will, too. >> i imagine we all will, tomorrow at 4:00, we'll have part two of fredricka's interview with rory kennedy. find out what her mother would absolutely not address on camera. it airs this wednesday evening at 6:00, check for replays after that. and a kayaker making an unlikely discovery at sea, a dog rescued from drowning, you'll see how the rescue happened just ahead. [ man ] not only that,
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making a 600 mile trip. next year he is planning a 3,000 mile paddle across the atlantic. the water sports teacher had been followed by a playful seal, chased by stormy weather. >> and then oooo, raaah. >> reporter: but the real ahh moment was when charlie spotted a little dog stranded on rocks as the tide came in. >> and he just sat there like a little dude, wonder iing what t heck to do. >> reporter: the dog, later identified as bam-bam, was left at the tip of a rock jetty, submerged by high tide. how surprised were you to see a dog there? >> just a remarkable, ridiculous place. >> reporter: though the dog was panicking, charlie managed to lift her into his paddle boat. >> it is okay, it is okay. >> reporter: his iphone camera
in a water proof case was strapped to his neck between the tide and high winds. >> at least we had about ten minutes until he would have been a goner. >> it is okay, it is okay. >> reporter: charlie paddled to shore and brought the dog to the nearest pub, a chip helped to identify the dog. the rocks on which the dog was stuck were part of a man made sea wall, called a groin, and the pooch ended up going from one groin to the other. >> what are you doing out here? all right, let's get you in. i realized that he was by in g legs, and off he went. >> reporter: charlie head was in the right spot, when he hit the head. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> thank goodness he was there, nice to see a rescue at sea. well, with the election just two weeks away, new voter id laws have sparked an intense
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somebody has to put a stop to it. >> thank god, nobody has been shot or hurt, but it is still weird when you hear this, it brings back memories of the sniper and d.c. >> now, police say they don't have any suspects at this point but have formed a loose task force to investigate those shootings. 17 days, and counting now from the presidential election and the campaigns are very much in overdrive. president obama, mitt romney, they are hunkering down, preparing for their last debate in florida. but their running mates are on the stump, chris-crossing the country in key battleground states. for the obama team, vice president joe biden is campaigning in florida, where he rallied voters in st. augustine, florida, he took a jab saying the gop is no longer in the mainstream of american thinking.
>> and now they're abandoning the core principle of this new republican party. this is not your father's republican party. i'm not being a wise guy, this is not the republican party of ten or 20 years ago. this is not even mitt romney's father's republican party. this is an alliance between the right in the republican party and the tea party. >> by the way, that is the republican party today. >> the number two man for the republicans, wisconsin congressman paul ryan, he continues to press the case for the romney-ryan ticket. romney arrived this afternoon in northeastern ohio and hopes to chip away at the obama-biden lead there. he criticized the obama administration before leaving. >> we are not going to duck these tough issues. we're going to run at our country's economic and fiscal problems before they get out of our control. that is what leaders do. and when you look at the engine
of economic growth and job creation in this country, it is small businesses, risk-takers, entrepreneurs, the workers who work overtime to make the small businesses work and succeed. we're going to champion these small businesses, we're not going to keep taxing the small businesses and regulating them and spending us into a debt crisis. >> the last debate between the two happens on monday night. you can watch the show live on cnn, at 7:00 eastern time. and as election day approaches, many are wondering if potential voter fraud will taint the election. cnn's joe johns has been covering the voter fraud issues with us. >> marty, you may think that voter fraud is a massive problem given all the attention it has gotten this year, despite the fact that the justice department said it was an issue in less than 1% of votes cast between 2002 and 2005. so are new ads about voter fraud
intended to inform voters or intimidate them? voter fraud is a felony, billboards with this simple message are stirring up controversy in two battleground states. here is why voter advocates like eric marshal are upset. >> yes, it is a fraud. but the way it is being displayed, exclusively in areas that are mainly african-american, or hispanic, sends a message there is a problem with your voting. >> reporter: the billboards have popped up in milwaukee, 30 in columbus, another 30 in cleveland and 31 in cincinnati. protests started almost as soon as they went up, demanding the signs come down. >> this billboard is nothing but a symbol of pure voter suppression, to target an african-american community. >> reporter: but the companies that sold the space say the buyer was not out to target
minorities. >> there was no request for any specific demographic target at all. they wanted the best location they could get for the four weeks leading up to the election. >> reporter: the big message is who is behind them? the billboard does not say, saying paid for by a private family foundation. and neither company will say who it is. after declining an on-camera interview, here is what was said, the advertiser put to the contractor is anonymous. it is a policy regarding our advertisers, including political advertisers, to have disclaimers that identify them. unfortunately, that policy was not followed in this case. but marshal sees that as a red flag. >> nobody is stepping up, taking responsibility for it. that is the problem, why would you specifically negotiate that it stay hid?
>> reporter: but others see nothing wrong. >> the thing that is stipulates, a, it is accurate, b, they're not attack ads and they fell well within the reason of the bench marks. >> the billboards will be up until election day, voter groups have put up their own money to put up billboards encouraging everyone to vote, marty. >> thank you, joe johns, and with just two weeks to go until the election your right to vote may be at stake. there are new voting bills interstate t across the state, regarding who counts, watch the cnn special documentary, "who counts" sunday, 8 eastern. and just recently, we learned the numbers are up in the deadly meningitis outbreak, the cdc reports 284 overall cases with 23 deaths.
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she is by no means out of the woods yet. and a soccer player, attacking one of the goalies, you see the goalie, trying to compose himself, the fan runs up, knocks him down, amazingly the guy was not caught. police are still looking for the man to be identified. and israeli forces, and passengers taken into custody, it was the latest in many attempts trying to draw attention to the situation in gaza. >> reporter: marty, it has taken more than ten hours for the ship to come into the port here. now, the activists on the ship had hoped to get into gaza with humanitarian items such as medical equipment, toys and books as well as tons of cement to help to rebuild gaza. now they are saying this is also a trip to highlight the
injustice against gaza, that israel should not be allowed to have this blockade, not be allowed to treat more than a million people the way they have treated it. israel has countered that, saying there is no humanitarian crisis there. i want to issue what the prime minister has released in a statement, saying the people on the ship know there is no humanitarian crisis in gaza, their objective was to create a problem in gaza and blacken israel's name, saying if human rights were really important to these activists they would have sailed to syria. now those on the ground, the u.n. that is active there, say there is indeed a problem in gaza, a lack of educational items and medical equipment, some of the things that were going to be brought in by this boat. but the government says it is really a provoking move, trying to get the items in any way they could. the military says it was a
peaceful mission, the activists say they were attacked. although we have heard there were no indications of any injuries on this boat. we know the boat will be brought in, the people on the boat will be questioned. those who answer will be deported. there are several israelis on this boat. the boat has taken quite a while to get here, but the military says they did so without incident. back to you, marty. the defensive marriage act struck down again. in a moment, the legal guys give us their take. and keeping teen moms in school, one high school is the latest to open a daycare program to help them out. americans believe they should be in charge of their own future.
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required to treat gay marriage and straight marriage the exact same? i don't know, it looks like it is going to the supreme court. >> avery? >> 32 states bar same-sex marriage, so is the question, will the precedent setting one be the law of america or will it get resolved? >> back in 90 seconds. fin
same-sex marriage couples. it is the nation's second court to do so. so let's bring in our legal experts, avery freedman, a civil rights attorney in washington. avery, let me start with you, just ask you, how significant is this now second ruling in the case? >> it is probably the most significant constitutional ruling when it comes to the rights of gay people. it went far beyond the federal appeals decision in boston. this week, the chief judge wrote an opinion that government does not recognize holy matrimony, but rather, it can only look at civil unions. and there is a heightened scrutiny in government looking at it. they say this is a political issue that should be debated. 32 states bar same-sex marriage,
so my view is that it is heading to the supreme court. >> yeah, richard, do you share the same idea? >> well, it is going to the supreme court, marty, absolutely. and it is a real lesson in supreme court law, they not only went against the defensive issue of marriage, but went to a higher standard to interprpt the law, and uphold the defensive marriage act. i think the courts went above and beyond where they should have gone in making the ruling. avery is right, it is a significant ruling by the supreme court, paving the way, and justice kennedy again will be the swing vote. >> what happens in the meantime, in the states, what policy do they follow then? >> that is a very wonderful question and complicated one,
because you got two states which bar it, this decision says pretty unlawful on the list, probably to recognize gay marriage. so what effect it has on other state laws we don't know the answer to that. and all that comes out of it, specifically, is that this widow now give -- gets her spousal deduction, which was prohibited from because of the law, there are many implications in this. nobody has the slightest idea what effect it will have on government and same-sex marriage. >> richard, what do you think the effect will be on marriage, and gay rights supporting those, in the supreme court, how would you argue this? >> what the argument with ll be there is a compelling interest
in the law of gay marriage, the law as it is written is unconstitutional, because the government does not, by virtue of that law, treat straight and gay couples the same. what the court will argue, what the argument will be for upholding the new york law is that the new york law provides and mandates that the government treat gay marriage and straight marriage exactly the same. >> we have to leave it there. there will be a lot more discussion on this. thank you, gentlemen. >> thank you, marty. and you can catch the legal guys every saturday right here on cnn, that is at noon and again at 4:00 eastern. and it is a done deal, actor and musician, justin timber lake, and jessica biel, married, they dated for five years. people magazine says it will have wedding details and the picture spread in next week's
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. this is cnn breaking news. this breaking news just in, from libya state television, official sources confirm that moammar gadhafi's son, hami, was killed. we're hearing these reports, thousands in the street to celebrate. also it marks a one-year anniversary that moammar gadhafi was captured and killed. again, reporting news that one of his sons has also been killed. and there is no doubt that being a mother in high school can be difficult. but it is getting easier for moms at one high school in richmond, virginia. athena jones has more on the effort to keep teen parents in school. >> reporter: teen mom alexis barby has big goals, but when she got pregnant at 16 she feared she would have to put
them on hold. >> i thought will i be able to go to school every day, who will be there to watch in child? like, am i going to be able to finish, like, i had a lot going through my mind. >> reporter: now she brings her nine month-old daughter with her to school. while alexis goes to class, her daughter goes to daycare downstairs. and alexis also gets parenting classes, which includes spending time in the daycare. they hope this will raise graduation rates. just 38% of teen girls who have a child before 18 get a high school diploma. this is a win, win situation for her. >> just to think back, i have known alexis for four years, and this is such a different, mature type of student who really wants to get her high school diploma, so the child care lab helps her get that opportunity.
>> reporter: while it is unknown how many offer daycare, these programs are available across the country. studies show that offering students with access to child care at school not only increases the likelihood of graduating, it also lowers the chance of having another child in high school. when do you think you will have another child? >> when i get my own place, and have a good job. >> reporter: but critics say it is not a good way to spend taxpayer money. >> there are other organizations who are interested this these things, to fund it. >> reporter: on the contrary, says one person who monitors federal grants. she believes the information is valuable. >> the parents who don't graduate from high school is going to be a ripple negative impact on their children's education. >> reporter: the daycare gives alexis peace of mind. and alexis is in a better place, too, determined to graduate on time next spring. athena jones, cnn, richmond,
virginia. and we're going to leave you with an amazing kick at a high school football game. check it out. wow, a high school senior in spokane, washington, nailing the 76-yard kick to tie the record. the nfl record, by the way, just 63 yards, his team was losing, seconds on the clock. but his team sent the game into overtime, and yes, they won. what a way to givfinish. that will do it for me, cnn's news room continues at the top of the hour with don lemon. and keep it here with sanjay gupta at cnn, and he will report on a way to heal the brain after a traumatic injury.