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receive profits from the song or contributed to the family. >> fox news tonight at 9:00. >> and we will see you there. lots of people. we'll see you tonight. >> have a good one. "fox & friends" starts now. bye. hey, hey. good morning. it is tuesday, the 31st of december, 2013, the last day of 2013. i'm anna kooiman in for elisabeth hasselbeck. welcome to 2014. here is a live look at auckland, new zealand, the first place in the world to bring in the new year. in america we're live in times square where the preparations for new york's biggest night well underway. >> a course of outrage is reputed against "the new york times" report on the benghazi terror attacks. how does the "times" respond? they go after republicans.
>> it was a tragic moment in american history, the challenger explosion. >> flight controllers looking very carefully at the situation. obviously a major malfunction. >> why did beyonce use this tragedy to kick off a music video? the victims' families are outraged. what do you think? "fox & friends" starts right now on this new year's eve 2013. >> live in the news crossroads of the world. this is "fox & friends." ♪ >> how pretty is that. it is 18 hours before we drop the ball here in new york city although some have dropped the ball here in new york city all year long. nonetheless you're looking live at auckland, new zealand, 12:01 a.m. there. already midnight. some famous people from new
zealand. russell crowe, lucy lawless to name a couple, bringing in a brand-new year. >> it is a beautiful country, a great city. i guess we'll do that a little bit during the show. we'll see a couple of places around the world. >> those fireworks are coming out of their eiffel tower, i believe. >> every city has an eiffel tower. >> i know they have one in las vegas. any way, happy new year, everybody. >> happy new year to you. >> happy new year. we're going to have to figure out what our new year's resolutions are going to be. we're getting our first look at the 2014 glasses. >> are those prescription? >> you make those look like gucci. >> come on. >> you do. i know they're $3 but you make them look like $300. >> we're ready to party. tonight make sure you're watching the channel. duck dynasty in their first
interview with bill hemmer and elisabeth hasselbeck seeing the kickoff at 10:00 p.m. eastern time. >> i'm exciteed to see elisabeth do that show. that's excellent. >> with bako beckel and kimberly. >> maria molina is in times square with the crystal ball. we'll check in with her. going to be cold. we do have news headlines. we start with a fox news alert. a small town in north dakota under a voluntary evacuation this morning after a train carrying crude oil derailed setting off a series of explosions, sending flames and black smoke up into the sky. at this hour haz mat teams from as far as texas being called in over fears heavy winds may blow toxic fumes directly into that small town. also overnight a deadly accident in one of the nation's busiest airports. police say a 59-year-old worker died after being hit by a truck on the tarmac at
boston's logan airport. this photo of the truck shows the entire windshield smashed. the driver showed no signs of obvious impairment but the county district attorney says he will be tested for drugs and alcohol. passengers on board a russian research ship stuck in the ice near antarctica will now need to be rescued by helicopter. >> stuck down in the snow and ice so the chinese helicopter can reach us when the weather improves. >> seems to be in good spirits. this decision made after three ice breakers failed to reach the ship which got stuck late kphaoefplt -- late christmas eve. while most people ring in the new year with loud cheers, one group starting the new year in silence. for the past 25 years a new york city yoga studio
opened its doors to people who want to bring in the new year quietly for no cost. they can meditate, reflect or maybe even sing auld lang syne and do that in silence. i guess they can do that in their own heads if they want to if they're meditating. >> i'm thinking it right now. >> don't get sad. >> let's talk a little bit about what people are going to be talking about today. yesterday on this program we told you about how over the weekend "the new york times" had a report called a deadly mix in benghazi. it was going to be the "new york times" definitive report on what happened that night where four brave americans were murdered. "the new york times" said al qaeda not involved and the attacks partially motivated by a video. we know that that simply is not true. in fact, we had people on this program yesterday who said it was not true. so we wondered why would "new york times" run something like that. we had a guest on yesterday, a congressman from georgia by the name of lynn westmore land and he
said "the new york times" was laying the groundwork so that hillary clinton who was secretary of state could run for president. they're trying to take the pressure off her and the administration, he said yesterday. well, that got "the new york times" panties all twisted. >> right. so we're hearing from the editorial page author, andrew rosenthal. "for anyone wondering why it is so important to republicans that al qaeda orchestrated the attack or how the obama administration described the attack in its immediate aftermath, the answer is simple. the republicans hope to tarnish democratic candidates by making it seem as though mr. obama doesn't take al qaeda seriously. they also want to throw mud at former secretary of state hillary clinton who they fear will run for president in 2016." he also goes on to say that he hasn't figured out who they're going to be endorsing in 2016 and calls it hilarious that these accusations are evenng made. >> mr. rosenthal's column
has to be one of the most crazy, hysterical pieces i have ever seen in print or the internet anywhere. he goes to great lengths to deny that there's any political connection to the story, but then as you just saw, goes on to attack republicans for some reason instead of defending the integrity of the story, which has come under attack by congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle, republicans and democrats. let's hear and watch what representative gowdy, republican of south carolina, had to say about the "new york times" and their reporting and how he deskrubgts -- deconstructs. >> i want to congratulate "the new york times." it only took 15 months to figure out how to spell benghazi. the video was translated into arabic in early september of twert.
early september of 2012 is when that video was translated into arabic. what explains the violence in benghazi prior to the video being translated and released. with respect to al qaeda, whether it was al qaeda or subsidiary or holding company or limited partnership, to quote hillary clinton, what difference does it make? who cares whether it was al qaeda proper or a subsidiary? four americans are dead and it wasn't a spontaneous reaction to a video. it was planned. >> and that's what a number of people have said. and so it is very -- you know, it's "alice in wonderland" land. it's getting curiouser and curiouser. >> he made the argument there was an assassination attempt on a british ambassador, attacks on other facilities prior to any video. >> the idea that this video is what sparked it doesn't seem to make any sense. we heard from jason
chaffitz on our prime time show last night. he said he spent a long time there, 21 days after the attack and said nobody was talking about it. it was a nonevent. we had another guest on the show yesterday who mentioned some social media monitoring services who were checking out what was going on in the benghazi area and nothing was even spoken about on-line really until the day after the attack, not leading up to it. so it doesn't seem that could have been what sparked it and fueled it. >> the other thing is, what's curious about it is the report on the weekend actually contradicts what the "new york times" reported in 2012 where they said an egypt-based group, the al jamal group had people on the ground that night and they got links to the core al qaeda. it's a little cooky. so it is extraordinary for the editorial guy from "the new york times" to take to his blog to let republicans have it. we're not doing anything for hillary. he said there was no
editorial news room conspiracy because i didn't know about our investigation until i read it in the paper on sunday. he didn't know about it until he read it in the paper on sunday? he stole that from the president, didn't he? stop that! >> and on monday we were feverishly looking through "the new york times" yesterday. the "times" didn't cover the objections by congressman rogers and congressman issa and other leaders of the congress with regard to the"times" story. they didn't cover it until mr. rosenthal started to whine that he was in charge and he would know what was going on but didn't know. >> e-mail us. do you think "the new york times" is laying the groundwork for hillary's run for president or is it just good reportage? >> music superstar beyonce coming under fire. she has a new song coming out. in the beginning of the music video and the song there is a six-second clip
from the challenger disaster, from the day that it exploded back in 1986 where we lost the entire crew. let's hear that little clip at the beginning of the video. >> we're here looking very carefully at the situation. obviously a major malfunction. >> okay. you just heard nasa public affairs officer steve nesbitt. i remember that moment vividly. here is the widow, june scoby, the widow of the commander. she said the moment included in this song is an emotionally difficult one for the challenger families, colleagues and friends. we have always chosen to focus not on how our loved ones were lost but rather on how they lived and how their legacy lives on today. what's curious is beyonce then explained what she did, but she did not
exactly apologize. >> this is what she said: my heart goes out to the families of those loved in the challenger disaster. the song xo is recorded with a serious intention to help heal those who have loved loved ones and to remind us that unexpected things happen. so love and appreciate every minute that you have with those who mean the most to you. the song writers included in the audio and tribute the unselfish work of the challenger crew with hope that they will never be forgotten. so somehow this is more ed of into a tribute -- this is morphed into a tribute. >> except it is not a tribute because if it was a tribute there would abpicture of the crew or something in the music video which i don't recall i have seeing. but she is -- which i don't recall seeing but she is saying i'm an artist. this is my canvas here and i meant no harm by it. >> beyonce is trying to sell this and standing out on coney island.
you would have thought somebody would have said is this a good idea because we are using audio from the moment seven people lost their lives. yet, the same day she offered up that explanation of why they used it, want to show you an instagram that she sent out last night. that's beyonce. if you can tell in the background, she's in front of the last supper. leenardo da a vinci's last supper. >> let us know what you think. was it just art? did she not study her history? let us know. >> it is 13 after the hour. from new government regulations to new taxes and fees, 2014 is going to be a big year for big government. stuart varney here to break down the new rules. come on in, stu. >> and remember these?
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good morning. welcome back. 17 minutes after the hour. a new year means new regulations courtesy of big government. >> it gets bigger and bigger. here with the top ways government plans to exert its power, host of varney and company, stuart varney. let's start with calorie counts coming to restaurant menus. >> there is a move afoot to make all restaurant chains and food vendors post the calorie count. >> and vending machines. >> it will be popular. people want to know how many calories they are consuming. it's a huge hassle for the food vendors. it will cost vending machine operators 25 million bucks a year and it will be impossible for pizza parlors because how
do you calculate toppings and calories. >> what about regulations coming to cigarettes? >> what you're talking about is e-cigarettes. please, mr. president, don't stamp on the best quit-smoking product on the market. i think that's exactly what the administration wants to do. the f.d.a. wants to introduce rules on e-cigarettes to make them very similar to the treatment of tobacco products. fees, marketing, that kind of thing will be tightly regulated. i don't think that's a very good thing. >> are they dangerous for you? >> you ingest nicotine. you get your drug fix of nicotine without the smoke. that's what they do for you. but you can get away from regular cigarettes by using those things. >> then it might get young kids to think it's okay to smoke. >> all true. >> number three, what about executives being forced to disclose their pay? >> pure politics. this is part of financial
reform, dodd-frank. they want the chief executive of the company to say this is what i earned and this is how much more it is than the average worker in my company. huge problems with this. how do you calculate what the c.e.o. earned? if you get the stock option, you can't calculate the value of that. it's done purely to shame c.e.o.'s at a time when the president is pushing for income equality as opposed to income inequality. this is pure politics. >> something else that is political and we've been talking about this over the past couple of months. the e.p.a. is going to exert power over streams and ponds. >> why is that bad? >> have you got a tiny stream that runs through your backyard? if you've got one, the e.p.a. wants to regulate it. do you think you're going to be allowed to use weed killer? >> should it be dirty? >> are you going to be allowed to use lawn fertilizer with a stream running past. >> what if it pollutes? >> what do you mean pollutes? to these people anything -- it's the government taking
control of your property. if you want that, peter, go for your life. i hate it. where's brian? >> if you have a dirty stream, i don't want to come to your house. >> the streams that run through my property in upstate new york feed directly into the reservoirs which provide fresh water for new york city. i do not pollute. >> i look forward to being there. >> happy new year. >> stuart, thank you very much. watch his show today at 9:20 eastern on the business channel. >> 20 minutes after the hour, coming up on "fox & friends," an m.r.i. for back pain, a c.a.t. scan for a head injury, sounds important but are they necessary? dr. david samadi with the tests you need and don't need coming up in 2014. >> a street performer outdone but a little kid, it is the show-stealing
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thanks for spending your tuesday with us. 24 minutes after the hour. some quick headlines. more than 5,000 security forces now deployed in the russian city of volgograd in the wake of terror attacks. the white house wants closer cooperation with officials to ensure the safety of olympic athletes in sochi. the site of the games 400 miles away from the attacks. the olympics starts in february. the fort hood shooter curious about christianity? a new report revealing
major tpheud dahl has san wanted a bible at the jail where he was held before his trial. he was sentenced to death for killing 13 people including a woman. >> it's often first instinct for doctors to order an m.r.i. for lower back pain or a c.a.t. scan for a kid's head injury but tests like these may not be needed resulting in unnecessary costs and bodily harm as well. joining us with the medical tests you need and some to avoid this new year is fox news medical a team dr. david samadi. >> good morning. >> some of the tests you really should have when necessary? we've got a list of them. blood pressure screening, cholesterol and thyroid screening. why should you have those? >> blood pressure is very important because it's a silent killer and you want to make sure your blood pressure is usually around 120 over 80. if your blood pressure is high, you want to make sure that you repeat it at least a couple more times before you really make sure that you have it. the reason is because heart
disease and stroke, these are silent killers and you want to know what your blood pressure is. our biggest problem in this country is the high consumption of salt. we're consuming about 3500 milligrams of salt. we should be around 2500 milligrams. if you're a diabetic, have kidney disease you want to go to 1500. check your blood pressure around the age of 20 every year. cholesterol is important because that is another risk for heart disease and coronary artery disease et cetera. your cholesterol level should be less than 200. start checking it at the age of 20 because we have a lot of juveniles and adults having these problems. your good cholesterol, h.d.l. should be over 50 and your bad, l.d.l. should be less than important. those screening are important. >> your doctor might say lay off this stuff or take a pill which is always handy. this is good advice, some
things you don't probably need. for instance, a stress test. you don't need that unless there is a history of heart disease. >> absolutely. a lot of people are getting stress tests but it is not necessary. if there is something on your e.k.g., if you have a family history of heart disease i think a doctor should be in communication and get that stress test. but to walk in and say get this stress test because i may have a heart attack that is not indicated or overdoing it. i think some of the thing we talked about, getting your thyroid tests, getting your p.s.a. for men, a mammogram for women, those are necessary. but to get stress tests or c.a.t. scans or m.r.i.'s for back pains are not necessary. the more is not merrier. we're overdoing them. >> i know one of my kids got hit in the head pretty hard, went to the hospital, they said you've got to have a c.a.t. scan. you say with a kid that is not necessarily needed? >> a lot of this is defensive medicine. if they don't get a c.a.t.
scan and something goes wrong doctors are afraid of getting sued. the truth is a lot of it is unnecessary. a good physical exam, a good doctor that will judge and find out if it is necessary or not, if there is any neurologic changes, it is necessary. we're overdoing c.a.t. scans that give too much radiation to the kid and it is unnecessary. >> great advice. dr. samadi, thank you so much. >> happy new year. >> it's been great having you a part of our team. we look forward to 2004. next on the rundown, 2013 would not have been complete without this. ♪ what does ♪ the fox say >> so dumb. what is it about? we've got the top videos that went viral in 2013. did you know this year there is something a little different about the times square ball drop? maria molina is the cat in the hat.
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videos. ♪ ♪ ♪ what does the ♪ fox say >> this is so irritating. "what does the fox say" by ylvis, number five on our list of viral videos. we've got the rest of our favorites up to number one. what does the fox news channel say? well, number four, nick selby at georgia tech, what an epic speech. listen. >> if you want to change the world, you're at georgia tech, you can do that. if you want to build the iron man suit, you're at georgia tech. you can do that. we can do that! i am doing that!
>> i love that kid. >> human meteorite. >> you can! you're at georgia tech! >> so important. what about this one? the meteorite over russia. >> just like that, caught on dash cam. it seems like everybody over there's got dash cam videos. that, as it turns out, was the largest recorded strike by a meteor on planet earth in more than a century. more than 1,600 people were injured by the shock wave. it was the largest video on -- video kit on-line. just that right there. here comes another version of it. right there. >> how about this one? you remember the worst twerk ever coming from jimmy kimmel but nobody ever knew it. right up against the wall. but it gets worse because
he then catches on fire. >> that was in the wake of the miley cyrus thing. my kids called me up and said dad, did you see that? i looked and said that can't be true. it's got to be a fake. right, jimmy? >> thanks, jimmy kimmel. >> i think the pink t-shirt was the tipoff. >> didn't realize it was him. >> it was all made up. she was fine. a stunt person, i hope. >> you remember this next one? everybody was trying to prance-er-size, the new exercise where you try to walk like a horse. brian kilmeade was trying
with nigel. >> nigel was good because he's a dancer. >> what would the fox say about that? >> what was your favorite of those five we showed you? e-mail us at email@example.com. we've got more coming up. >> 36 after the hour. other stories making headlines this tuesday, brand-new surveillance video showing moments before an accused cop killer's crime spree came to a deadly end. you can see the masked suspect entering a bank with a gun. he runs out the front door. a witness who watches it unfold calls 911. >> he's running out. he's running out. he's sitting in the back seat. they're shooting. they're shooting. that's a .45. that's a big gun. >> mario garnedd eventually
died in a shoot outwith police. keep your eyes on this. the f.a.a. f.a.a. announcing the six parts of the u.s. where they'll test unmanned drones. north dakota, texas, virginia and nevada will serve as research sites. officials hoping to get the test started within the next six months. if successful the aircraft could be utilized by the likes of amazon to transport goods. >> i'm going to order a refrigerator and see if they can deliver that. >> in colorado residents over 21 will be able to legally buy pot and the rollout for "the cannabis" it will contain articles on the culture of marijuana as well as reviews on various
strains. check out what happens when a little kid joins in on a street performer's dance routine. ♪ ♪ >> the crowd goes wild. they're going crazy as the little boy shows off his best free-style moves. the street performer may want to reconsider inviting people to join his routine because that boy stole the show. not sure where it happened but that video is going viral. >> it's 22 minutes before the top of the hour. we turn to maria molina. she joins us live from times square, the center of the world on this new year's eve. i like your hat. >> looking good. >> thank you. good morning. hello everybody. that's right, we are on top of the building one times square. we're live in times square. behind me is the star of the evening. so this is the water ford
crystal ball and it will be dropping to ring in the new year 2014. very exciting stuff out here. we want to start out by looking at weather conditions. we have cold wind chill temperatures across the northeast. temperatures in the teens and 20's. farther west it is much colder. parts of the midwest like parts of minnesota, parts of the dakotas, wind chill temperatures are below zero. it will stay chilly even as we head into midnight tonight. here's the forecast taking a look across the country for the midnight forecast. going to be relatively mild in florida and also southern california, we could actually see a little snow across places like chicago but overall a quiet weather pattern coming up for you for midnight tonight and also for the start of the new year coming up. but i do have two special guests with me here today and you are the men in charge. you are the coproducer of the new year's eve in times square and also president
of countdown entertainment and president of the times square alliance. good morning. thank you so much for having us here and happy new year. >> we're so happy to be here. the party is about to begin. the ball's ready. fantastic. >> everything looks good. i want to ask you because across the country we have all kind of drops. we have a possum drop, the moon pie drop, the strawberry drop. why is it a ball in new york city? >> it is so interesting because the whole tradition started in new york city and expanded across the country. it comes down to a maritime tradition when we had the first ball drop in 1907. it started with taking a time ball which drops in parts around the world. navigators at sea can adjust timepieces. here in new york city we combined with with the electric light bulb to drop at midnight. the first ball was 125 watt incandescent light bulb. >> there's like 2,600
waterford crystals on this ball here today; right? can you tell me about the performances going on tonight? >> an amazing array of entertainment. we've got rodney atkins, miley cyrus, and then just before midnight melissaeth ridge is going to sing uprising of love and john lennon's "imagine." then of course following that is justice sotomayor. >> i can't wait. you have the champagne waiting for us. we have our new year's hats on, our official spiderman gloves. let's toss it to you. tune in tonight starting at 9:00 p.m., bill hemmer and elisabeth hasselbeck will have an all-american new year's eve. we're going to be counting down until the new year at midnight tonight. >> i've got a question for you, maria. why spiderman gloves? because when you go like
that, webs come flying out or what? >> no. webs do not fly, unfortunately. but, you have an imagination; right? >> i can see it now, yes. very good. >> thank you very much. coming up, tim tebow landed a brand-new football gig. what he's up to. we'll tell you ahead. >> do you always warm up your car? do you need to? maybe not. car myths debunked next. >> peter, go outside and warm up my car, would you. ♪ ♪
criminal. this 24-year-old busted impersonating a police officer while pulling over a real one. the officer thought his behavior was suspicious so she questioned him until he admitted he was a fake. this is the second time he has pulled this kind of stunt. tim tebow is back in football, but for now he's just going to be talking about football. the heisman trophy-winning quarterback signed with espn as a college football analyst for espn's s.e.c. network. good luck to him. peter, over to you. >> it may be cold outside and really cold in new york but if you think it's smart to let your engine warm up several minutes before driving, then think again. here to debunk the common car myths to keep your car going in the cold through winter months is car editor for consumer reports jeff
bartlet. jeff, good morning. there are some things we all believe or at least i believe, and in reading what you have to say, it kind of made my day to say i'm making mistakes. let's look at the first one. engine oil should be changed every 3,000 miles. everyone tells me that. they say i'm a car expert. change it every 3,000 miles or your car will die. true or false? >> that one's false. like many myths, this is more in the industry's favor than the consumers. with modern cars, many can go as far as 10,000 miles in between oil changes. the key is to look in your owner's manual. do what is appropriate for not only your car but the way you drive it. >> if you're driving in the city, stop and go traffic, does that make a difference? >> it does. that is described as severe driving which as we know in new york city can be pretty severe. >> next one, inflate tires to the pressure shown on the tire's sidewall. true or false?
>> false. that's one i hear about a lot. if you look at the side of a tire there are all kinds of numbers there that give you specifications. >> serial numbers, names, size. >> tread wear. this is information about the tire, not the tire on the car. that information, you want to look at a sticker located in the driver's doorjamb. that will tell you what's appropriate for that tire on that car. >> you go out in the 20-degree weather and open the door and look at the door itself? >> right. >> it will tell you exactly what it should be. >> maybe take an iphone picture of it so you have it. not a bad idea? >> not bad. >> if regular grade fuel is good, premium, of course, must be better. sounds like it makes sense. does that make sense? >> intuitively premium sound great but the reality is the vast majority of cars, regular is just fine. the key for this information is look inside the fuel filler door. it will say one of three things. it will say regular, in which case is the answer.
it may say premium is recommended. that means that if you use premium fuel it may optimize performance at wide-open throttle. but unless you live your life one quarter mile at a time -- >> unless you're going 90 miles an hour all out it is not going to have a lot of significant. >> save money. >> and the mileage will be the same? >> absolutely. >> let your engine warm up for several minutes before driving. that's one of the first things i learned. do not put that car into drive, especially on a cold day, until that car has warmed up. people go out 15 minutes before and start the car up so it's warmed up. >> that might be tempting on a cold morning like today but it's really not necessary. in fact, with modern cars, really they need very minimum warming up. in fact, all you do, get in, turn it on, buckle up. by the time you're comfortable the car is ready. it will run most efficiently once it's warmed up but it's going to warm up better once you're
driving it. >> winter presents a lot of problems generally, doesn't it, in terms of using your car and using your truck? >> it presents a variety of challenges. all the fluids are going to be colder. the tires are going to be colder. in reality, these modern cars, they're good to go. >> we thank you so much and we love reading your magazine and your stuff. see you again soon. happy new year. coming up, the new push to make barbie bigger. should they make a kids? a fair and balanced debate is coming up with anna and you won't want to miss it. and the ball drop in times square may be the most famous. but ever hear of the strawberry drop? we'll tell you how the rest of the nation rings in the new year next. ♪ ♪ good job!
how you doing? hope you're doing well. watching the ball drop in times square may be an all american tradition on new year's eve. but have you ever heard of the strawberry drop? or how about the great moon pie drop in alabama? we have the quirky ways new year's eve is celebrated around the country. let's start in north carolina. there is a possum drop there apparently. >> happy new year and there is indeed a possum drop in brass town, north carolina. they've been doing it for 22 years. a family friendly celebration. they actually take a live possum, put it in a box and drop
it. peta, anti-meat people got involved. they filed an injunction. but the judge says the possum is cleared to do tonight's drop. another big celebration is in the south, mobile, alabama, probably my favorite drop of all time. it is the moon pie drop which is a southern delicacy. it's a 12-foot moon pie. they drop it at the stroke of midnight. lots of fun, lots of chocolate and graham crackers. then the last story is a bit of sad news. from harrisburg, pen opinion. strawberry drop. they did a test run. unfortunately, somebody dropped the berry, three stories. it smashed. unfortunately, organizers are in a jam. >> you going to be here all week? are your arms flying in from dc? what do you think about the atmosphere there in times
square? there aren't -- nobody is there yet, but it's going to be packed in a few hours. people start lining up early. >> it is extremely outrageous. so much fun. they're going to be hundreds of thousands of people here from all across the world. we're going to have a great time tonight and many folks will be watching fox news channel. we'll have a great special with bill and elisabeth. >> getting kicked off at 9:00 o'clock. todd starnes, thanks so much and happy new year. >> happy new year. >> four minutes before the top of the hour. if you thought millions losing health insurance and the disastrous rollout of the obamacare web site was bad, buckle up, everyone. wait until you hear what's in store for 2014. plus it was a box office hit based on our navy seals. but is "captain phillips" the best movie of the year? kevin mccarthy's top pick coming up. >> one minute. >> you come with us! >> don't get in there! >> got to get him on the ship!
good morning. it is tuesday, the 31st of december, 2013. i'm anna kooiman in for elisabeth hasselbeck. you're looking live at times square where in just hours, millions will gather and watch the iconic ball drop in new york city. we're live there with behind the scenes look all morning long. >> and djing for brian. outrage erupting over the "new york times" report on benghazi. so how does the "new york times" respond? they decide to go after the republicans. >> and maybe they should have tested the altitude before this report. >> give us some base. what happened to her? you'll never believe what she did next. "fox & friends" hour two for our
final program of 2013 starts right now. >> it's "fox & friends"! ♪ ♪ i just want to celebrate ♪ ♪ another day of living >> that's what it looks like clean. 17 hours from right now, there is going to be all sorts of confetti about a foot deep in roads of the world just at the about a block from where we're sitting right now live from the fox newscast. >> miraculously, the clean-up crews get the stuff picked up pretty quick. >> they do. >> efficiency of new york city at its finest. they've been doing it for 70 years. maria molina is out there, giving us a up close look at the ball that will be dropping.
>> we're look at new york harbor now. kind of a beautiful cold morning here in new york and it's an exciting day. the crossroads of the world really becomes the crossroads of the world for people from around the world come and visit the city, to be there fort big, big ball drop. >> anna was wearing the glasses and the hat earlier in the program. i'm going to guarantee by the end of today's program, we are going to somehow get peter johnson, jr. in one of these hats and glasses. >> how about this one? >> you're going to guarantee that? >> yeah. by the end of the program. >> you get those jazz hands going. happy new year, everybody. >> by the way, our festivities get started at 9:00 p.m. eastern time during the fox news channel. elisabeth hasselbeck of this program, bill hemmer ofwsoml couhufo
osts are going to go up, absolutely. not only because there are a lot of new taxes in obamacare and whether you're on the exchange plans or not, your health insurance policies are going to have to forward those new tax, plus a lot of mandates that have benefits that have to be covered and new rules that the health insurance has to operate under, all will drive up costs for everybody. >> sure, because everybody has got to have the same coverage, except the people at the last minute who got the catastrophic stuff. >> or that have waiver. >> exactly. if they're lucky enough to know somebody and get one. but one of the things i hear is, why should i have to pay for somebody else's birth control? >> because the government says so. because the government has decided that that is preventive
care and there are several dozen lawsuits that are beginning to win in court saying that's a violation of religious liberty. and people should not be required to pay for birth control, abortions, sterilization if they don't feel that it's something they comply with religiously. >> one of the problems is over the last couple months, we've seen as the web site has rolled out and it's completely imploded, is now we understand there are problems at the back end, the cash register part. there could be people who go to the doctor tomorrow who think they have coverage, but they don't. >> absolutely. the "washington post" actually had some examples of that the other day where people were saying that they had enrolled, they've spent weeks on the web site to get enrolled and then they finally found the web site kicked them out at the end. so they had not billed -- built the back end of the web site so people would be able to pay and make sure they're enrolled. so people need to call the insurance company that they have
enrolled with to make sure that they're registered and they have to pay the premium. in most cases by january 10. >> so that's basic coverage. but then at the local level, you've got to know whether or not your doctor is even involved in your plan. >> exactly right. and your doctor needs to know whether or not he's involved in the plan. >> doctors don't know? >> they don't know. >> are you kidding me? >> in california, first of all, about half of doctors are not participating in the obamacare plan. but these plans change every year. people on medicare advantage, about 1,000 doctors have been dropped from several of those plans. so people need to call their doctor and hope they know whether or not they can still see them as part of the plan they're in. >> it all starts when the clock strikes midnight. >> by the way, everybody has to have coverage starting january 1. >> or you're going to have to pay a tax. >> pay a tax, a penalty tax. >> it's not a fee. it's a tax. >> by the way, i have one point of interest. this sydney opera house, you
could build the sydney opera house today for the amount of money it has taken them to build healthcare.gov. >> that's a lot of money. >> trivia. >> man. that is great trivia. grace marie turner, thank you very much for joining us today. >> thank you. >> all right. coming up, another day, another explosive report about the nsa. this time how they have complete access to your i. phone. you have one in your pocket right now? they can turn it on and listen to you. and she is the little girl whose battle for a lung transplant changed american law. up next, peter johnson, jr. who helped do that checked in with sarah murnaghan and her family. ♪ ♪ those litt things still get you.
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hello. good morning. 24 minutes after the hour. quick headlines. the denver post rolling out a new web site beginning tomorrow. the canniballist will be its name and it's going to contain stories on the politics and culture of marijuana and going to be run by the newspaper's marijuana editor. tomorrow is also the day colorado residents over 21 can legally buy pot. and the fort hood shooter curious about christianity, a new report revealing major nidal hasan wanted a bible while being held in jail before his trial. he was eventually sentenced to death for killing 13 people, including a pregnant woman back in 2009. peter, over to you.
thanks. who could forget sarah murnaghan, the 11-year-old girl in desperate need of a double lung transplant, who helped overturn a national policy discriminating against children? here is her mother janet back in may. >> they can't measure how sick a child is. you know what? come to my hospital room and you will see how sick sarah is. she is dying. she is dying. >> on this new year's eve, sarah's family is seeing a very different -- singing a very different tune. sarah received her lungs back in june and in august, she returned home, august 27th. i was there and we're here now as sarah gets ready for 2014. joining us now is sarah murnaghan with her parents, janet and fran. merry christmas and happy new year, murnaghan family. >> merry christmas.
>> merry christmas. >> merry christmas. i'm so happy to see you, sarah. i know that you've overcome so much with these operations and i know how hard, 'cause i saw it up close and personal, how much your parents love you and how hard they fought for you. janet, what are you feeling today now that you have one of your beautiful children back at home with you from the children's hospital of philadelphia? >> i mean, it's such a relief to be here as a family again and to be able to celebrate the holidays as a family. just being all together such a gift. >> what do you say about that, sarah? >> being all together and to play with them again. >> absolutely. >> and do stuff with them. >> absolutely. >> we've been playing in the snow and having a good time.
>> janet, tell us about the therapy sarah is going through. she's had these two operations and she was very, very sick obviously. now she's also suffered some problems with fractures in her back and in her feet. but in spite of that, she's up on her feet. she's walking and you're weaning her off the respirator many hours a day. tell us about the therapy. >> yeah. she is doing amazingly well. when you come so close to dying, there are definitely -- your body has repercussions. her lungs are doing fantastic. our biggest challenge has been really the muscles. so we're getting her muscles strengthened. she goes to physical therapy five days a week. and some broken bones. she had fractures in her feet, which have healed and now her spinal column is entirely fractured with compression fractures. so it causes her a lot of pain, but despite that, sarah is our little warrior and she gets up
and she does it and she doesn't quit and she's getting stronger every day and she is my mirror row and my -- hero and inspiration. >> she's a hero for a lot of americans. as a father, fran, you became a hero of mine, although i don't think i ever expressed that to you. i saw you in the hospital room and i saw the concern and the anxiety, but the intense devotion and love. at first i really wanted to cry. but then i said no, this is an example of great strength. if he's not crying about the daughter that he's saving, i won't either. you've inspired so many people. what kept you so strong for so long in this fight to save your beautiful daughter? >> a lot of it was actually sarah. 'cause sarah never wanted to quit. and she gave us the strength and together as a family, it's very important to have a support structure and a family. we bonded together and we knew we needed to get something done.
so we just really worked towards that goal. >> you really did. let me ask you this question if i can, sarah, what is your dream for 2014? what do you dream about for you and your family in the coming year? >> well, i'm going to get a new pet. a teacup piggy. >> you want a teacup piglet in the house? >> uh-huh. >> and what do your parents say about that? >> they said yes. >> they said yes? okay. i heard them promise that. and i know they'll do that. i remember when you were very sick, we had that conversation and i heard your parents say yes. so i'm witness to that testament of love on that day.
murnaghan family, you make our new year even better and we thank you for your strength and on behalf of america, we wish you so much good things in the coming year. any last words for 2013, sarah? anything you want to tell america? >> we love you, peter. >> we love you, peter. >> we thank you. >> thank you. >> we love you. >> thank you so everyone and especially thank you to her donors. >> and we wish you well for 2014. big kisses to her. >> thank you. >> i'm going to blow awe kiss, peter. >> thank you. kiss right back to you. thank you. if you want to help the murnaghan family, visit gofundme
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ happy new year, everybody. almost. it's the last day of 2013 and times square, kind of the crossroads of the world on new year's eve. it's going to be jam packed. about a million people tonight watching that ball drop. >> it's going to be fantastic and really chilly. so folks, if you're watching and thinking about coming down, wear a lot of warm clothing please use the bathroom before you come because there aren't any. >> good advice. >> that's all there is to it.
listen, we have been featuring here on this program viral videos as they come out. we're going to go ahead and highlight some of the biggest ones of this year. one of the biggest one was where people did some prancing like horses. that's a woman, joan is her name. she essentially invented prancercize which inspired brian kilmeade when we had nigel lithgow on the program and brian period of time near took off. >> i think he could be on "dancing with the stars." so you think you can dance with nigel. >> how about this one "what does the fox say"? ♪ ♪ what does the fox say ♪ ♪ ding, ding, ding
♪ . >> i hate that, but i've been singing it all morning! >> it's catchy. >> something else that's catchy and it is a -- i think it's one of my favorite viral videos of the year, screaming goats! ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> if you do a youtube search and look for goats singing along with the song, there is a million hits. >> and if you want to be inspired for the entire new year's eve, watch this video. energy for sound bite. >> you want to save the world! you're in georgia tech! you can do that. if you want to build the ironman suit, you're in georgia tech. you can do that! if you want to play theme music during your graduation speech, we can do that! i am doing that!
>> way to go. way to go. yes. >> i want to give him a standing ovation. >> absolutely. >> so amazing. >> very, very nice. >> we have other stories now. a chilling new report revealing the nsa has total access to your iphone. according to the leaked documents, the spy agency claims a 100% success rate when it comes to implanting the devices with spyware. the special program allows the nsa to intercept your text messages and even activate your iphone's microphone and camera. kim kardashian and north korean kim jung-il kim jong-un have something in common besides their name. here he is at a ski lift. and across the world, there is kim kardashian hitting the slopes in utah. the two also fans of wearing expensive fur.
the times square ball isn't the only one being dropped tonight. some towns across the country have whacky ways to celebrate the new year. this one in dillsburg, pennsylvania, someone dressed like mrs. pickle and a pickle costume is dropped when the clock strikes midnight. a sweet celebration in bethlehem, pennsylvania where an 85-pound fiberglass yellow peep is lowered and it's followed by fireworks. then in oklahoma, folks are shaking things up, dropping an olive from a 19-story building down into a martini glass. and one city in ohio bills new year as the worst event of the year by dropping a sausage. >> sausage. >> i used to work in toledo, ohio, or steve, and they would drop a walla, a fish drop.
>> fantastic. >> of course, here in new york city, they'll be dropping a big ball and people are going to be drinking because it's time to celebrate. gone are the days of dining on caviar while sipping champagne. turns out the perfect champagne is probably already in your refrigerator. joining us from the union square hospitality group are wine director john reagan and the chief restaurant officer, sabato. how are you? >> great. >> you go to a restaurant and see, there is a fancy bottle of champagne for $300. you don't need to spend a lot of money to have a good champagne experience, right? >> not at all. i think as long as you're drinking champagne, john and i are happy. >> you are. you guys do start early, right? >> absolutely. >> it's your business. we're going to do like a popular wine tasting with champagne. for instance, tonight if somebody is going to chow down on some fried chicken, what kind of champagne do you put with it? >> we've all had beer and chicken wings, so this is that same pairing, but taken to a
whole new level. we have krug grand, which is a -- brut type. it goes with chicken. champagne and fried foods in general, it's like a zamboni on the palet. >> how much would a bottle of that be? >> around $70 for the half bottle. >> it only comes once a year. >> it fits in your lunch box. >> it does. i've seen peter johnson's lunch box. meanwhile, if somebody is thinking about sushi tonight? >> so this is dellmont. it's a white wine from all white grapes. so in this case, all chardonnay. so what it means is it's a really nice, crisp, sort of citrusy example of champagne. you think of all the elements of sushi with the raw fish and the ginger and the wasabi and avocado. something nice and crisp like this is fantastic for that. >> what about if you are like me, you love a grilled cheese
sandwich? >> have you ever opened a bottle of champagne when you cooked a grilled cheese sandwich? >> i don't remember. >> the beautiful thing about this is there is three different kinds of cheeses in here. so we picked a vintage champagne. only every couple years, every decade or so do they make a vintage champagne. all the grapes are from the same harvest. they age it, there is an extra age to it. it's a real rich, toasty example of champagne. something rich like the cheese, this is fantastic. >> if you had a really good year or really bad year, go with the more expensive stuff. >> either way. >> let's talk about a dessert. what would you put with, for instance, red velvet cupcakes or your key lime pie? >> the one we're having with the key lime pie works well with any citrus dessert really. this is really unique. it's their demi sec. it's semi dry. john likes to call this the goldilocks one.
not too sweet, not too dry. it's just right. the key lime pie with the graham crammer, this hits all those notes. >> the crew wanted me to ask, you've got five bottles of open champagne here. what's going to happen to them? >> i see five of us right here on the set. >> we'll see. they're going to wrestle you for it. john and sabato, thank you very much. >> a pleasure. >> happy new year. >> happy new year to you. >> i want that grilled cheese sandwich. straight ahead on this tuesday, you're never going to believe what she did out there. maria, what have you been up to? find out shortly. ♪ ♪ i'm nathan and i quit smoking with chantix. when my son was born, i remember, you know,
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we'd like to apologize. we've had some problems with our hd feed to some of our many cable affiliates today. but we understand things are back up and running, so sorry for the trouble. pardon the interruption. >> welcome to "fox & friends" a little bit late. 47 minutes after the hour now. as we take a look back at 2013, been riddled with phony scandals and all other sorts of political quotes of the year. take a look. >> we have four dead americans. was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some americans? what difference at this point does it make? >> with this endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals. >> because i'm asserting my right not to testify, i know that some people will assume that i've done something wrong.
i have not. >> what would be some of the reasons you might be going to the white house? >> easter egg roll. >> i have said that other texts and photos were likely to come out and today they have. >> i rise today to begin to filibuster john brennan's nomination for the c.i.a. i will speak until i can no longer speak. >> if you want to protect yourself, get a double barrel shotgun, boom. boom. boom. >> i do not like them, sam i am. i do not like green eggs and ham. >> i do not, use crack cocaine, nor am i an addict of crack cocaine. >> yes, i have smoked crack cocaine. >> when? >> do i? am i an addict? no. >> have i tried it? probably in one of my drunken stupors. >> let us provide for unemployment insurance for working men and women. >> it is almost a false argument to say we have a spending problem. >> you can have one child who had cancer, why wouldn't you do
it? >> why would we want to do that? >> if you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan. >> i am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. >> i just see a huge train wreck come down. >> i think we probably underestimated the complexities of building out a web site. i've been burned already with a -- more importantly, the american people have been burned by a web site that has been dysfunctional. >> it is the president's ultimate responsibility. correct? >> you clearly -- whatever. >> you can keep your plan if you like your plan, you can keep your plan if you like your doctor. of course, this goes, obamacare going into effect really tomorrow. we're going to find out a lot more of the fallout regarding this. our hearts go out to you if you are losing your doctor and you're sick. >> what a year. what a sound bite. all right. 11 minutes before the top of the hour. >> next up, one injured navy vet
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hey there. hope you're doing well. 53 minutes after the hour. the american hero you're about to meet nearly lost his leg when his patrol was ambushed in afghanistan in 2009. thanks to a medical breakthrough in technology, doctors were able to repair his destroyed nerve, avoiding amputation and allowing him to stand on his own two feet. tomorrow he'll be honored on the donate life float at the rose bowl in pasadena, california. joining us now is navy veteran and rose bowl parade honoree and
he's joined by jill from exogen, the company whose technology helped save his life. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> congratulations to you, edward, on overcoming all of this. but tell us, take us back to that day in 2009 when you're on a routine patrol and you get ambushed. >> yeah. we were out in afghanistan. myself and all my marines and i was attached to av's at the time. we came under fire about 30 to 45 minutes inside the routine foot patrol. then we were in the fire fight for a good 30, 45 minutes before i was actually hit by a route to my left leg. >> you couldn't even see your injury, though. what ensued after that? >> i had actually have my -- marine of mine who took care of me, he pulled me back to a safer
area. we had the marines in front of me set up security so he could work on my leg. he applied two pressure bandages to my leg. he was the one that took care of me and got me through the bird and thankfully helped me out and helped me survive. >> you end up at walter reed and then jill, your company's breakthrough in technology really helped him. he potentially could have had his leg completely amputated. tell us about your technology. >> absolutely. we're a small but rapidly growing biotech company in florida. we recently started trading on nasdaq under the symbol axgn. what's really remarkable about our company is we're the only company that provides technologies for surgical repair of peripheral nerves. those are the nerves that control sensation and movement throughout your body, in your limbs and lower limbs and your face. and one of the products in our
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