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rvices >> shepard: this is the fox report. tonight, virginia tech is responsible for the deaths of two students in the massacre there five years ago. today a judge ordered that university to pay. plus, disaster in dixie for newt gingrich. so much for must-win. >> we did it again. [cheers] >> shepard: big boost for rick santorum's campaign and a set-back for the frontrunner mitt romney. tonight, more from the candidate. british invasion at the white house. >> i am a little embarrassed to think that 200 years ago my ancestors tried to burn this place down. [ laughter ] >> shepard: tonight, the prime minister and pres on the future of the two world powers. [cheers]
for years, folks in dallas have greeted troops returning from war. >> it's good to come out here and see we are supported for what we are doing. >> for me, it's a way to say thank you to these troops. >> shepard: now, we will show you the scene as the last plane arrives here. plus, a drug to stop prejudice? tonight, scientists on the possible chill pill for racists. first, from fox this wednesday night, a fox news urgent and word of an attack in afghanistan and the united states secretary of defense leon panetta is now believed to have been a target. it happened just as secretary panetta's plane was arriving at a base and it apparently involved a man in a stolen vehicle racing toward his plane with gasoline and a lighter. it's just developing. jennifer griffin has it live at the pentagon tonight. jennifer, what are we learning? >> well, shepard, we just learned from a u.s. military
source that this was, in fact, an attempted attack just before the defense secretary's plane landed. the afghan attacker was an interpreter at camp basstian a base. the attacker had a gasoline tank in his front seat. when his pickup truck crashed he jumped out of the vehicle and lit himself on fire. originally we were told it was attempted vehicle theft. it appears to have been much more than that. here is defense secretary spokesman george little. >> security personnel responded and for reasons that are totally unknown to us at this time he -- our personnel discovered that he was ablaze. >> pentagon officials say that the defense secretary was never in any danger. shepard? >> shepard: jennifer, all of this came just hours before we learned that an american soldier accused of gunning down 16 civilians in afghanistan has now been taken
out of the country. military officials confirm now they flew the suspect out of afghanistan to bring him to a detention facility somewhere. we know they took him to kuwait. and since that's the military's transportation hub for iraq and afghanistan. it's a likely temporary stay. the still unnamed staff sergeant is accused of leaving his outpost on kandahar on sunday to go on a killing spree in two villages. some afghan lawmakers have demanded he go on trial publicly inside the country. that, we say, is not an option. and early on "studio b," pentagon spokesman captain john kirby told me afghanistan's leaders are in the loop here. we have kept afghan authorities all the way up to president karzai of this move and this transfer. they know that we're doing. this and they know why we are doing this. >> shepard: the pentagon does not deny the shooting has, again, raised tensions and further complicated what was already a very difficult relationship between
washington and kabul. back to jennifer griffin. what does the defense secretary say? >> well, the defense secretary's trip already marred by the shooting this weekend. it has made his negotiations over a status of forces agreement that would give immunity to u.s. soldiers in the future much more difficult. here's the secretary, leon panetta. >> we have been through some difficult events these last few weeks. and, yet, the army and the police have been able to maintain order, have been able to control the situation. and that tells me that that have you gained a great deal of trust with the afghan people. >> he was speaking to the afghan defense minister. the future about u.s. troops very difficult at this point. >> shepard: jennifer griffin live at the pentagon. virginia tech is responsible
for the death of two students in the massacre there in 2007. so ruled a jury today. the families of the two young women filed a civil suit arguing that when the university decided not to warn the campus and others that the person who first killed two other students were still on the loose, virginia tech was negligent. and, today, the jury agreed. though the families asked for $100,000 in damage, the jury awarded a total of $8 million. 2 million to each of the four parents. 32 people died, 25 others hurt on that dark day in 2007 before that cowardly gunman killed himself. the parents of the victims argue that their daughters and others might be alive today and probably would had school officials alerted the campus when it knew what the problem was. but it didn't. lawyers presented evidence that officials waited two and a half hours before sending a campus-wide alert warning of a shooting incident. the family of aaron peterson
sobbed today as the jury read the verdict. both families said it was never about money. lawyers for virginia argued that the school had done everything that it could and that no one could have prepared for the unprecedented attack. mike emanuel with the news live for us tonight. you spoke with the attorney who handled this case for the families, right? >> well, shep, he says these two families have wanted answers about why their daughters were not warned about the shooting. the attorney says the parents believe they have never been told the truth by virginia tech. here's attorney robert t. hall on the search for answers. >> that's why we filed the lawsuit and we got the answer today. the university still resists the notion that it did anything wrong and, in fact, the chief of police said if he had it to do over again, he would do it the same way. that was not in our judgment accountability. that was avoidability. >> hall contends the university kept the governor and top university officials informed but were silent with the students, shep? >> shepard: we learned in court that the university had prepared a statement to send out electronically to students
and the community saying a gunman is on the loose. two people have been shot and killed but were advised not to send that, and they didn't. and it was after that that so many more died. and then there is this monetary award. what are the -- i should say what is virginia tech saying about this huge verdict and the award? >> shep, university officials say they're disappointed and stand by their position that the virginia tech administration and law enforcement did their best with the available information that day. they maintain the attack was an unprecedented act of violence that no one could have foreseen. the university spokesman says, quote: we will discuss this matter with the attorney general carefully review the case and explore all the options available. an appeal sounds likely and an attorney for the family says he welcomes that because he wants this tragedy put in the permanent records of the virginia supreme court. shep? >> shepard: important to note that there is a cap of $100,000 on damages. the judge will rule at a later date whether this 8-million-dollar judgment can go through.
brand new fox news polls on the ongoing republic presidential battle may be hurting the candidates, even in their own party. get this: 56% of republic voters surveyed say the slug fest has divided and weakened the g.o.p. and the candidates. just 32% say it's energized and strengthened them. of course, the poll was done before rick santorum won mississippi and alabama last night. he claims that shows he is the true conservative in the race. but mitt romney points out he has won more votes and more delegates. he tells fox news republicans will rally behind him eventually. >> some who are very conservative may not be in my camp but they will be when i become the nominee, when i face barack obama. because, again, what the nation wants is someone who understands the economy, not a, if you will, an economic light weight. >> shepard: mitt romney took a break from the campaign trail today. rick santorum in puerto rico which holds its primary this weekend.
ron paul and newt gingrich are in illinois ahead of tuesday's primary there. campaign carl cammeron is in washington as all the candidates are spread out. this is a must-win, we must win mississippi and alabama, newt gingrich said it, yet is he going nowhere. >> yeah he reversed himself actually before the votes were cast. at least his flip flop was within the time frame, i suppose. he said he is going all the way to tampa sunday afternoon quite specifically. of course, he continues to say that having gotten blanked in two deep south states that he said he had to win it would be droil prove his viability. gingrich can remain something of a factor in all of, this of course, he has the ability to shape the message as he showed in the last couple of weeks with his 2. auto dollars a gallon of gasoline proposal that got the obama administration's attention. but there isn't a lot of evidence that if he were to drop out of the race it would help rick santorum. the latest fox news poll shows that if gingrich were to drop out mr. santorum still trails mitt romney and there is a
nelgable difference without him. only two point within the margin of era change. it doesn't illustrate much of a difference that gingrich's removal from the race would have to help rick santorum who, of course, has been calling for gingrich to get out with the argument that allows santorum to coalesce the conservative right behind him as the romney alternative, shep? >> shepard: are there suggestions that anything could help rick santorum toward that end? >> money and organization. you know, he has come this far. pretty much running on fumes with a very, very small band of campaign staffers. he does have a super pac that supports him with some money, several millions of dollars spent. but, he has run a very small campaign and as we get into jumping around the country more and more, today is he in puerto rico. it's important for him to have a national organization. he has been running on passion. and he needs to put together a team that can compete against romney to the extent that romney continues to win in some of these states. it is in large measure by all accounts a consequence of his ability to outadvertise and out organize his rivals.
>> shepard: carl cammeron live in washington, thanks. making a move to get iran's attention. the secret message from russia that is aimed at averting a war. and iran's president in trouble with his own people. we'll show you mahmoud ahmadinejad getting testy today. and see what -- how that could actually cost him his job and you think this isn't all tied up in a bow with syria? wait until you hear what's happened there. from the journalists of fox news on this wednesday fox report. parker... whose non-stop day starts with back pain... and a choice. take advil no and maybe up to four in a day. or choose aleve and two pills for a day free of pain. way to go, coach. ♪ sic. and the confidence to win. [ male announcer ] head & shoulders active sport with the high-performance hydrazinc formula, helps lock in scalp moisture for hair that's up to 100% flake-free. head & shoulders active sport for men.
>> troubles in iran. the leader of that country just got called on the carpet and it could end up costing him his job the iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad went before parliament there today to answer questions about how he has been doing, his job, and about his loyalty to the country's supreme leader. iranian lawmakers have never before called out a president anything like this.
they gave him a series of questions to answer. ahmadinejad apparently didn't like them. >> these questions that you ask from me -- by the way, this was a quiz, wasn't it -- were not too difficult. i guess the question who designed the question were among those to got a master degree by pushing a button. >> shepard: defiance and brave because lawmakers didn't like his answers, they can impeach him. our president today said there is still time to work out a diplomatic resolution of the nuclear standoff with ahmadinejad's iran. but he warns the window for such resolution is shrinking. remember, world powers have been trying to make iran abandon its nuclear program while israelis have been hinting they might attack iranian nuclear sites to try to prevent iran from building a working bomb. try to, operative. wendell goler live from the state department today. there is word of back door diplomacy going on now, right, wendell? >> shep, rush is russia's forein minister signaled the current round of international talks
is iran's last chance to peacefully end nuclear program. president obama says it's their best bet. his aides say privately they hope the warning get's iran's attention. in a news conference today, british prime minister david cammeron added his own no option is of off the table. not just iran's threats to attack israel but disqualify it from joining the nuclear club. >> it would trigger a nuclear arms race in the most dangerous part of the world. it would raise nonproliferation issues that would have -- carry significant risks to our national security interests. it would embolden terrorists in the region who might believe that they could act with more impunity if they were operating under the protection of iran. >> goi has just released images of that tans which the u.n. has been trying to the
site built near kwame built in the side of a mountain. it's so deep under ground some questions how effective an attack would be. some say the sad did is and mainly sunni muslim areas concern that iran with a bomb would shift the balance of power to the she a muslim sect that they would look in the othr way if an attack by the u.s. or israel. >> shepard: you think syria is not in the mix on this issue? don't forget that's a patrol cars were war and there was movement today, a major development. we will have that. plus a tense hostage shootout after a deadly shootout outside a courthouse in the u.s. when we have just learned dramatic details on how the captives turned the table on the suspect. that's next. [ artis brown ] america is facing some tough challenges right now.
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>> shepard: new developments a man took hostage outside the courthouse was a defendant in a child sexual assault trial. and police say some of his victims were members of his own family who were witnesses in that case. by the time today's violence was over and done, officials in beaumont say one person was dead, four others hurt. including the suspected shooter. police say it all began when that suspect left court during a break, went to his truck, got a gun, and opened fire in the parking lot. among the victims his own daughter they say he shot her and ran her over his truck as she lay bleeding in the street. his own daughter. we're told at least seven officers who were in the area returned fire. the beaumont police chief described a wild gun fight he
was shooting and we were shooting. people were ducking under cars. this is a classic shootout that our guys handled very well. >> shepard: suspect seriously hurt but alive. that's when he went into a nearby business and took several people hostage while injured. but the hostage fought back now as a result the man is in custody. trace, they fought back? what did they do? >> well, shep, there are a number of hostage at first and then there were only a few. those few actually helped disarm him. the man has been identified now as 41-year-old bar alcohol mule granger from houston. that daughter that you mentioned not only shot but ran her over, she was the primary witness against him. mother one of the shooting victims. police talk more about how those hostage helped turn the tables, listen. >> they took charge and they ended up getting their guy and
when he was a vulnerable position, and took the gun away from him. and unlocked the door and let the swat team in. >> we mentioned that four people were shot, two family members. the woman who died, shep, was 79 years old. >> shepard: this crime scene stretched for blocks, they tell us. >> boy, when went on for about five city blocks and shell casings, shep, all along the way. that's because when the suspect grabbed his gun and began firing, he then got inside the truck, began driving away but continued shooting. police kept shooting back for two blocks. that's when he got out of truck and ran. and had not been such major police presence, this whole thing might have been worse. listen. >> because it was business hours at the courthouse, there were officers, detectives. you have got to think we have cases going on at the courthouse. so, there were numerous officers from all different agencies at the location and, of course, first responders,
you know, anybody that was able to was going to return fire and do the best they could to secure the situation. >> he was concerned about getting medical help for himself. shep? >> shepard: the man who is alleged to have molested his daughter and then shot his daughter and then run over his daughter. trace gallagher in los angeles. president obama says he has seen the polls showing lots of americans want the united states to get out of afghanistan. today, the president met with a key ally and talked about whether they plan to change the timetable based on the public saying change the timetable. we're live at the white house. plus, think you can start a lottery pool and then keep all the wings for -- winnings for yourself. we will tell what you a jury this guy who cheated his co-workers out oof millions. he didn't miss a meal. [ male announcer ] juice drink too watery?
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>> shepard: scientists are now questioning whether stopping racism can be as easy as popping a pill. researchers at oxford university, the one in england saying they treated people with a common heart medication. they say it lowered participant's levels of subconscious racism. turned internal prejudices people don't realize they have into nothing. worked only on racism, not on religious or sexual biased. doctors with whom we spoke
here in the united states say they are pretty skeptical about this. didn't think government restrictions could get any tougher,eh? now it's illegal to die in one town south of italy. mayor has outlined death because there is no longer a cemetery to bury any bodies. the actual ordinance translates it is illegal for go earthly life and go into the after life. it's all because of a dispute over the cemetery property. local newspaper reports so far two people have broken the law by dying. if you ever go n a lottery pool you might want to make sure you get a copy those tickets. a jury in jersey, of course, just found a man cheated five co-workers out of a multi-million-dollar jackpot. said man claimed the winning numbers were a personal ticket he bought back in 2009 and not the one he displited with the other guys at the construction company.
he left the court saying i have been robbed. i'm shepard smith. this is the fox report it's the bottom of the hour and time tort top of the news. the president says he he has no plan to speed up the withdrawal of afghanistan no matter what you want. even after a u.s. soldier was accuse of gunning down 16 afghan civilians in their own homes, the president met with the british prime minister david cammeron today at the white house. the two leaders say they are sticking with their plan to withdraw most combat forces from afghanistan by the end of 2014. >> i don't anticipate at this stage that we are going to be making sudden additional changes to the plan that we currently have. >> shepard: don't anticipate at this stage. maybe that means something. who knows. the new "u.s.a. today" gallup poll taken after the massacre in afghanistan shows half of americans want to speed up the
withdrawal. that's up from 33% last june. the two leaders also talked about the crisis in syria. jonathan hunt here with more on that. first, let's turn to ed henry who is live at the white house. he is over here. they say they are staying the course but you cited a new poll today that shows americans by a clear majority think the president is wrong. >> that's right, shep. i mean there is an abc news poll, for example, that recently found that 60% of americans believe it's not worth the fighting anymore in afghanistan. the president today in the rose garden acknowledged he has seen these polls but said, look, the job has to be finished. the mission has to go on. take a listen. >> why is it that poll numbers indicate people are interested in ending the war in afghanistan? it's because we have been there for 10 years. and people get weary. and they know friends and neighbors who have lost loved ones as a consequence of war. no one wants war. >> so the president says that
he will continue on the current timetable as you mentioned, combat troops out by the end of 2014. that caveat he added you are right to note that he said at this stage. they are obviously re-looking at this situation constantly it could change down the road, shep. >> shepard: presidents don't say anything for no reason that was a reason and we know it as we reported at the top of this newscast, a mighty scary beginning to the defense secretary's trip overseas. >> that's right. he at an unannounced trip to afghanistan, he lands at a british air field in a truck basically an afghan driver steals a truck, jumps out oof it in flames. initially thought to be an accident, we are now learning that, in fact, it was an attempted attack, unclear whether the secretary himself was targeted. he was unhurt, we should point out, but interesting because it was happening as these two leaders were in the rose garden saying the situation is getting better. listen to prime minister cammeron. >> the level of insurgent attacks are right down. the level of security is right up. >> interesting as well because the president said this will
be a long slog in afghanistan. it caught my ear. i said i heard that before. i checked there was a memo that defense secretary donald rumsfeld wrote in october of 2003 that said the coalition could win in iraq and afghanistan but it would be a quote, long hard slog. he said that 101 months ago, shep. >> shepard: ed henry at the white house. ed, thanks very much. hours after the president spoke at the white house, we heard some dramatic news from saudi arabia. this is significant. the saudi arabian government announced today it has closed its embassy in syria and withdrawn all diplomats and all staff. a saudi arabian foreign ministry said in light of the current events in syria. those events include syrian troops reportedly slaughtering at least 8,000 people in the last year. while opposition firefighters with little fire power and essentially no outside support have struggled to stop the blood shed.
"the fox report's" chief correspondent jonathan hunt has the news. jonathan, president obama has a different view of this conflict when compared to most experts. >> yeah. as we have been reporting here, shep, a lot of experts are saying there are absolutely no signs whatsoever that president assad's critical inner circle is crumbling. his will is not crumbling either. and they believe he believes he can and will survive all. this while in the rose garden at the white house today. president obama begged to differ, listen. >> just as the regime and security forces continue to suffer defection, the opposition is growing stronger. i will say it again. outside will leaf power. it's not a question of if, but when. >> russian and chinese and iranian support, when could be a very long time coming, shep. >> shepard: one middle eastern nation sending a strong message to assad today. >> yeah, as you mentioned. saudi arabia shuttering its embassy. that makes it the first middle eastern country to actually shut its embassy in damascus.
it joins now the u.s., the u.k., france, canada, and italy in doing so. other middle eastern countries have withdrawn their ambassadors but not actually shut the embassy. one other bit of breaking news tonight, which we may be talking a lot about tomorrow, the guardian newspaper in london getting ahold of what it says are thousands of emails from the assad family. those emails apparently show iranian officials, iranian officials directly advising president assad on how to deal with this uprising, shep. that's a big story just breaking now. >> shepard: wow, that will be headlines tomorrow. we have known all along that this is a bit of a proxy war. the united states and its allies over here, iran and its allies over there. iran and syria are the same thing. >> yeah, many experts will tell you if you want to deal with syria, you have to deal with iran. as our own k.t. mcfarland puts it, in fact, you have to cut off the head of the make, the head of the snake in her view and others is iran.
>> shepard: these emails have just come out. we have continuing coverage throughout the night here on fox news channel. jonathan good. thank you. well, one small chapter in the wars in iraq and afghanistan came to an end today. just like every other day for the past 8 years, a plane carrying u.s. troops from war zones overseas landed at dallas-fort worth international airport. just as they have each and every time firefighters gave it a shower of affection as they call it dallas is one of but two u.s. airports through which troops travel to return home for their two-weeks of r and r. but with the wars, winding down, it's the last such plane scheduled to land dfw for one final time a dedicated group of great american volunteers was there to greet it. [cheers] >> shepard: since june of 2004, almost half a million troops have come home to this. >> welcome home. >> welcome home, soldier.
>> shepard: a rove strangers offering hand shakes and hugs, thanking them for their service as they return to u.s. soil in dallas. >> it's good to see her, obviously. and it's good to see the support of all the people we fought for. >> every day for the last seven years and nine months we have had people represented here. some days it may be seven or eight. some days it may be 800. we have had people here every day. >> shepard: donna cranston has usually been among them. she is the coordinator of welcome home a hero. more than 10,000 volunteers showed up here over the years. many returned today for one final welcome home. >> with the drawdown in iraq, we don't have enough troops left in afghanistan and kuwait to fill two planes a day. >> so the next time army specialist cody barbour returns from afghanistan he will be going through atlanta instead. >> this is from. i'm not going to be able to come back here straight back here and see all this, people
i'm here for, people that support me. shep shep among the most vocal supporter as group of verps from the vietnam war who recall a very different experience when they came home from battle. >> the vietnam veterans in their era did not get a welcome home. that's another story. we won't go into it but certainly the soldiers of today deserve it. >> never again. never again has been our motto out here that we'll let our troops come home to an ungrateful nation. >> shepard: so great. most of the volunteers with whom our team spoke pointed out that even though the welcome home program has come to an end in dallas, there is still so many other ways to support the troops like sending them care packages. they suggest you go to google. you will find a way. a top executive with goldman sachs has quit his job in a very public and quite dramatic fashion. slamming the company for ripping off its customers. this is a guy who says he was
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other things, it makes me ill how callously people talk about ripping their clients out. i have seen five different managing directors refer to their clients as muppets. it didn't take long for goldman to respond in a statement reading, in part: our response is best demonstrated in how we really work with and help our clients through our commitment to their long-term interest. the fox business network's peter barnes is live for us in washington. peter, is this departing executives saying that goldman broke the law? >> no. shep. greg smith wrote today that he doesn't know of any illegal behavior at goldman. rather, he charged the firm has allowed its moral fiber and integrity to erode. smith says goldman's main goal these days is to get customers
to buy and trade investments at the most profit for goldman. smith wrote, quote: i attend sales meeting where not one single minute is spent asking questions about how we can help clients. it's purely about how we can make the most possible money off of them. goltdman insiders call this ripping eyeballs out. in a statement smith disgun telled employee. one said he never had a negative experience with goldman but that he always assumes firms are looking out for their own bottom lines not clients', shep? >> shepard: how is this playing in washington, peter? >> right now regulators are in the middle of writing new rules for financial firms to restrict certain practices that could hurt clients. consumer advocates hope smith's column will help convince regulators to make them tougher. >> here is somebody from goldman sachs saying that we do engage in conflicts of interest with our customers. that's why this is so
important because we have somebody from the inside declaring that there is a serious problem. >> naylor says the rules might have helped jon corzine after he left the new jersey office. from blowing it up. it went bankrupt on risky financial debts and cannot locate $1.6 billion in client funds. shep? >> shepard: peter barnes live in washington tonight. peter, thank you. at least 100 passengers are said to be dead after a ferry collided with a cargo ship and went to the bottom. our top story as we go around the world in 80 seconds. bangladesh. there were reportedly about 200 people on board that ferry. police chief says rescuers grabbed more than 30 of them from the water. local media indicate another 40 people managed to swim to shore. one woman says her just married brother was wedding
party. only four of them survived. pan matchett authorities say the navy seized more than one ton of cocaine from a 30-foot boat off the central coast. officers arrested three columbian nationals. we're told it was panama's largest drug seizure this year. china. cops arrest a would-be robber at a bank at an eastern province and apparently clumsy thief was threatening workers at the place when the cartridge clip from his gun fell out. a witness reportedly realized the weapon was likely fake that's when a staff set off an alarm. a police officer caught up with the suspect soon after and arrested him. russia. ♪ russians are finally able to enjoy the country trips famed ballet online. the company is now streaming live performances on the theater's new youtube channel. we're told it's a free service. and that's a wrap on this fox
trip around the world in 80 seconds. >> around the world in s. brought to you by verizon 4 glte. >> shepard: that would be cool if it weren't a ballet. a few hours before the favorite exgovernor reports to the has cow. you will report it started with a few bleeping golden wiretaps. >> i got this thing and it's [bleep] golden. and i am just not giving it up for [bleep] nothing. >> i busted my [bleep] and gave your grandmother a free [bleep] ride on a bus. what do i get for that? only 13% of you all out there think i'm doing a good job so [bleep] all of you. >> shepard: i miss him so much. a few hours ago our blago spoke out again. we'll tell you what he had to say and what he can expect when he arrives. the one over which he is flying in the cuba. fly, blago, fly.
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>> shepard: we're sad here. last trip for at least the next 14 years or so. today before reporting to prison our man the former illinois governor rod blagojevich spent some of his final days of freedom doing what he does best. talking to cameras. >> i am proud as i leave and enter the next part of what is a dark and hard journey but i can take with me the sense of -- the sense of accomplishment and the real belief that the things that i did as governor and the thing i did as congressman have actually helped real, ordinary people. [ applause ] >> shepard: we love you blago. the disgraced politician turned reality star expected to begin a 14 year sentence tomorrow.
our blago's attorney said he he wanted to depart to prison in a dignified way without a media frenzy, so he called out the news crews and signed autographs. you will remember last year our jury con convicted blago on corruption charges that he tried to sell president obama's former senate seat. he refused to apologize all the way through two trials finally saying sorry at his sentencing but by then the judge said it was too late. today on "studio b" i asked a prison consultant what our blago can expect behind bars. >> he is going to have to tone down his behavior and we will see how that works. once he has gone through orientation, he will have a job. it can be anything from cleaning the bathrooms to cleaning the facility to electrician. and after another period of time, he will be able to have a job like a teacher or somewhere where he can kind of talk and pontificate and do what he likes to do. >> shepard: our blago is better than that one thing she says he will not need to change is his hair, thank god! we're told he have access to plenty of products in the
prison store mike tobin with the news live in chicago. as mentioned, we miss him. >> you know, shep, in the middle of all this chaos, blago was asked if he was scared to go to prison and he said it doesn't count as courage unless you are scared. his attorney as you mentioned said that he wanted to go out with some quiet dignity. this was about the most chaotic of the press conferences that we have seen through the whole blagojevich circus. a lot of pushing and shoving gear getting knocked over a lot of people saying "free our governor." he wanted to take responsibility in what he called a calamity. he could have been more humble but now he has to do what he has to do. >> it's hard for me to say that i have to go to prison. that's a hard word for me to say, but it is the reality as it is today. and now we have to face. this. >> plan now is for dinner with the family here in his home on the northside of chicago. it's supposed to be a quiet
night as quiet as it can be with all the reporters doing their live shots into the night. in the morning off to the airport. next stop littleton, colorado and the big house, shep? >> shepard: we wish him well. thank you, mike. lynn sanity didn't last. now some less than lin linspirational news. now somebody is out of the job. really? oh, my maltipoo's depressed. but my affordable prius c means i can pay for his acupuncture. whew. i love my pooch. oh no! my homemade sushi... turned p-ushi! use estimated 53 mpg to find a gluten-free alternative. look, this means i'm a chef. [ male announcer ] be a winner with the all-new prius c from toyota. ♪ two of the most important are energy security
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to make the cut, the fugitive must have a long record and pending charges that make him or her dangerous. and the fbi must believe that the publicity will assist in the fugitive's arrest. the man convicted of assassinating dr. martin luther king jr., james earl ray made that list. that accused boston crime boss whitey bulger was on it for more than a decade until his capture it last year and of course seal tim 6 took care of ubl. arrested 465 of the criminals on that list. but the fbi first targeted the 10 most wanted 62 years ago today. and now you know the news for this wednesday, march the 14th, 2012. we're all back tomorrow, noon pacific, 3:00 eastern time for "studio b." back here for "the fox report" for the journalists of fox news, i'm shepard smith. opinion and analysis begins now with a l