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>> this is al jazeera america. live from new york city, i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. >> to all south africans we can only celebrate and say thank you. >> celebrating the life of the man south africans have affectionally called madiva. and in the united states the flags are flying at half mass. the new report on jobs shows growth is up and unemployment is down. and a wintery mix of ice,
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snow and wind is causing all kinds of problems from texas to kentucky and the bad weather is headed east. >> south africa will honor nelson mandela with more than a week of memorial events. he died at the age of 95. his countrymen are grieving, but many are using his passing to celebrate a life well lived. we have the story now from johannesburg. >> reporter: it's the night of chanting for the man who they call father. father of the nation being celebrated for incredible grace, the man who transcended class and race. for south africans the day is for morning.
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mandiba, he was the father of the nation is it. >> they would come together and mourn. >> he might have been sicked for a long time, but people here are shot. they're mourning for their leader. >> we knew that this would come because of mandiba's age there is a huge sense of loss you. >> young and old, white and black, remembered his grace, his generosity of spirit. >> i'm just glad he did all he did for us.
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hopefully we continue the legacy he left. >> reporter: a legacy of forgiveness and reconciliation that this country is deeply missing. over the next ten days mandela's body will lie instate. mandela always said that a man should be buried near where he began his life. he'll be born in the village where he was born 95 years ago. >> appreciate it. the world will mark the passing of nelson mandela over ten days. in south africa there will be a national day of prayer and reflection to honor nelson mandela. tuesday, mourners will have a chance to say goodbye at the soccer stadium from wednesday through friday. his body will lie instate where he was inaugurated in 1994. and from there he'll be flown to
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his home village where he will be laid to rest. thousands are expected to attend the state funeral. the details of that event has not been released yet. we are hearing reaction from around the globe. phil ittner reports now from london. >> despite the cold, thousands of many nations causing a sizable communityible to stand in hours at london's trafalgar square to lay flowers and just to be together. prime minister david cameron attended to sign as well. in solidarity and as a sign of respect, so were other flags. the emotions mixed, but also celebration of a man who changed
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his nation and his people. >> he made us strong. >> it wasn't always that way. during the apartheid period south africans were citizens of a widely condemned nation. but with the release of nelson mandela a change began that could not be stopped into the rainbow nation that can stand side by side with any in the union. he spent a lot of time in london, meeting the queen. becoming the first african to get a statute on parliament square where he stands next to abraham lincoln and winston churchill. for colleague and friend, andrew feinstein mandela did not just
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change south africa, he changed the world and the way they perceived the country. >> having been the world's where we would travel the world and pretend we were from somewhere else, mandela gave us a credibility if that it was a great thing to say that you were from south africa. >> reporter: as night fell in it london the thousands remained to show love for the man who showed love for each compatriots lives. today they came here to show their appreciation not only for mandela's ability to maintain peace and stability in the home country but also to provide them in the place of the global community. phil ittner, al jazeera, london.
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>> mandela guided south africa from the shackles of apartheid to democracy. mandela became an inspiration to many especially those lucky enough to meet him. one of those people is our own morgan radford. >> it is, tony. >> i was pleasantly surprised during our coverage to learn of your connection with the country. how did that develop? >> it came about when i was doing my fulbright fellowship there in south africa. it's funny, mandela's legacy can be heard in the children's voices of soweto to those who thought they never would see the day when equality would be law. he touched lives in a way more lasting than anyone ever expected. i was able to get to know his grandson who is helping his legacy live on. this is my mandela moment. >> there he is, smiling,
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peaceful, regal. that's nelson mandela sitting in the office holding the phone as reverend jackson asks him to give a quick hello to his wife. see the young lady behind him in the black dress, that's me, a freshly minted college grad meeting a man i had only read about in history books. it's funny how life works. i never imagined i would be be sitting there when a year before i was an eager college senior choosing where i would go for my fulbright scholarship. i chose south africa. i started teaching kids in one of the country's poorest townshiptownships. they were the first generation of born frees and their dreams were almost as big as their smiles. >> do you see there is hope for change? >> we could be hoping.
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>> shortly after i started working with them i got invited to meet president mandela while reverend jesse jackson was in town. i'll never forget president mandela greeting me in that voice. that voice of his. now nice to meet you, young lady. his mind was sharp and oozed charisma that only those destined for public engagement possess: i met his grandson who told me about the important example his grandfather had set for him. >> he said i don't want to take revenge. i want to move forward. i want development for my people. for me its just continuing what has been started by our grandfather, who was involved in these liberation movements acrossing. >> i'll never forget what he said in the end, when we most feel like we're running out of time. that's when it's most important to take our time. now is the time when the country
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and i remember mandela's legacy. >> tony, i left that year stock full of stories but one very special memory that i will carry with me for the rest of my life. >> hang on a second here, morgan radford. >> yes, tony? >> you know the mandela family. i'm curious as to whether the grandson felt he had his--had a grandfather, the man was clearly such a global icon, what was it like to have mandela as a grandfather? >> it certainly feels like he belongeds to everyone his worldwide legacy both in south africa and internationally. but he said you grow under the shadow of this man, and you really learn to appreciate the values that he had. he said morgan when you're talking to someone who has literally spent their entire life around building freedom the world understands the value of
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freedom, nation building, self definition but i understood as a man i learned how to write my own narrative, define my own destiny and stand up for what i believe him. i absolutely think he had a grandfather who taught him in. >> terrific. what an insight. morgan. what a story. thanks for sharin sharing it. >> absolutely. >> 30 years ago the reaganen administration called mandela a communist sympathizer. we'll have more. but first to some of the other news of the day. >> today surprisingly strong jobs numbers helping fuel a big rally on wall street. the dow soaring over close to 200 points today. the sixth biggest one-day gain for the blue chips this year. that breaks a five-day losing streak. ali velshi will be breaking it down for you. >> i don't get it. i don't get-- >> what don't you get?
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>> i don't get why the market is on. when i was a young man, i had hair and there was cable. wasn't cable. business was do well, you would buy stocks. that's the way it goes. everything is on its head now. when good news comes out that must mean that the economy is getting stronger and the federal reserve will stop putting $85 billion in the economy, interest can go up and investors tend to sell stock. there is good news, the stock market goes up. this morning at 8:30 a.m. i'm watching these unemployment numbers. they were better than i thought they were going to be and the only thing i was certain of was that the stock market is going down and it closes up 200 oh points. it's a good thing that i'm m not worth my money today.ause >> there you go, boy are you worth your money on a dale lay basis.
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what the quality of jobs. >> we wanted the numbers. we want them above 125,000. we've been getting 159,000 per month. for the last two months we've been averaging 200,000 job created. once you have the raw numbers you to say what kind of jobs are these? if you are getting jobs that pay $.7 an hour, then people will need two of them. those positions paid as much as $26 an hour. that's the good news. better quality. but about 20% of the jobs came in the relatively low-wage sectors like retail, leisure and hospitality. we're still creating jobs that people cannot live on. these are jobs that people kids have between summer and college.
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now you have 30 to 50 years working jobs that pay $7, $8, $9 an hour. and those who from yahoo, maybe invested in it, i'll be talking about that. >> ali, thank you for your contributions. we'll see you at the top of the hour on real money. the jobs report is good news for the economy. the white house has a slightly different take on why the numbers keep going up. mike viqueira is at the white house for us. and mike, okay, i'm interested. what is the white house's take. >> reporter: there is a paint by numbers aspect ever since the obama administration took office. yes, the unemployment rate has largely gone down. private sector employment has increased for two years running now.
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the white house will say its good news but there is more work to be done. that's what they said today. the better the economy improves, that gdp rate that came out and shocked everything in the third quarter. 3.6% growth. that's nearly rebust but not near full employment strength. >> i think we just lost mike. we did. my apologies. still ahead on al jazeera america. the latest on the wintery blast causing problems in several states. and trying to keep a deadly conflict from growing worse. plans to stop a slot center africa. that's next.
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>> bitter cold ice and heavy snow battering the southwest. thkentucky is experiencing real problems on the road. take a look at these pictures. in texas at least 180,000 people
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have lost power. mark snyder has the latest for us in dallas. >> here's a taste of what it looks like most of the day. here american airlines agents are at every country trying to help people get booked on new flights because 680 flights out of dfw airport has been canceled on friday. that's more than 40% of the scheduled flights that were supposed to come out of here. american itself has canceled more than a thousand flights across the county. county--the country. check out the lines of people, it stretches 100 yards with a lot of weary travelers. we just got information out of dallas that the big marathon has been canceled. it was supposed to attract 25,000 runners. but the city decided in the best interest of the public the runners and volunteers, the safest thing to do is to cancel
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it. and also the dallas christmas parade that was supposed to happen on saturday. that's been canceled. that's never happened before in 26 years. so crazy times here in north texas. a lot of big things canceled including all these flights and getting it right on the road is treacherous. that will stay that way throughout sunday because we're not expected to get above freezing until later sunday. >> i got to get to you kevin for a look at where the storm is right now. we know its heading east. >> meteorologist: the weather math map shows it all going east. but for dallas the rain, the snow, the freezing mix has ended, but it's still going to be a problem. we don't expect the temperatures will come up above freezing. it will leave a lot of that frozen precipe on the ground. temperatures like this across the country. 80% of the country right now is below average for this time of year. you can see all of those really cool temperatures. especially coming in from the
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north. now dallas right now is at 29 degrees. nothing is melting today. and this is a little bit closer in. you can see the storm is pushing through across parts of arkansas, up towards tennessee. everything there has been left on the will stay on the ground for the next couple of days. we're going to see hard freeze warnings in effect, very cold temperatures, and we're going to be seeing light snow towards the north. but for dallas, well, it really is going to be until we get towards sunday overnight lows going down to the low 20s. your highs barely getting to freezing. so a little melting, a lot of freezing. a lot of icy roads still on the ground. highway 30 and 40 still a problem. >> a hospital in mexico closing because of patients admitted with radiation exposure.
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they may have fallen ill from exposure to cobalt 60. police found the abandoned vehicle in a field that toxic waste was dumped 24 miles away pap atomic energy experts say exposure to cobalt 60 could be fatal. next week iran will meet with six world showers in deal aimed at cushing it's nuclear program. the deal will allow for some sanctions being eased against iran. and it's the first step of you--iran cannot be trusted. in the last 24 hours at least 280 people have been killed in the capitol of central african republic. that grim body count has been confirmed by the international red cross, that has been working on the ground there.
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the outbreak of violence has caused french head of state to tell the country they won't be going alone. >> the gathering of african leaders, presidentaholic happened wenpresident hollande d of more partnership between france and africa. he was talking about the way in which security and development are intrinsically linked, and it said that france wanted to help africa help itself, but ultimately the responsibility would lie with the africans. he gave a very graphic description of why it is so crucial. >> at the heart of africa a country is suffering.
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it is calling us. it is the central african republic. we cannot allow massacres to continue. women and children being raped. crimes being committed in hospitals and interreligious crimes that can degenerate. the security council and i welcome the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon who has given a mandate to re-establish order to protect the population and to insure stability that then lead to elections. >> more now on our top story. the death of nelson mandela. south africa's foreign minister. at mandela's insistence. he served in the first post apartheid government. >> that kept nelson mandela in jail, and he then served under mandela in south africa's first
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cabinet. it was his task to publicly defend the continued imprisonment of mandela and other political developments. privately he long lobbied for mandela's release. >> due to the effect that mandela ought to be released that we are making a bigger martyr of him every day that he stays in prison. and that is international acclaim. and it would be growing to an extent that we would not be able to hand it will any longer. unfortunately at that time it was. >> eight years later nelson mandela bake a free man. >> he spent 27 years in prison.
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and the day he was released he displayed the--he displayed the acumen and energy of a person who has been a president before, amazing. amazing what insight he had in the minds of people. and for that matter into world affairs. >> and central to the success of the negotiation that led to the transfer of power, was mandela's insistence that all would earn it. >> you do not capitulate and surrender when you do the right thing. you liberate yourself. that's what with means.
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it was not the capitulation. it was liberation. >> and the man who said that he was liberated quotes a statement that mandela made during his trial all those years ago. >> i have cherished the ideal of the democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony. with equal opportunities. he concluded by saying it is an ideal which i hope to live for and achieve. but it needs me that it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die. having fought wide domination, having fought black domination. it was that balance in his mind
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that enabled him to see that it is in the interest of this country that the blacks need the whites, and the whites need the blacks. that is mandela. that is his legacy. that is his legacy. >> as the world mourns the loss of nelson mandela we will go live to south africa for reaction and how the nation is planning the week-long memorial.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm tony harris. here is a look at your top stories. a nasty winter storm that held up travel and knocked power out for large sections of the southwest moving northeast. oklahoma received more than a foot of snow creating treacherous driving continues. in dallas 250,000 people lost
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power. for the second straight month the u.s. job market showed signs of i want provement that the economy added 200,000 jobs. the dow closed up almost 200 points. in south africa the long goodbye to nelson mandela. the icon will be laid to rest in a little over a week. and president obama will be attending the funeral along with other heads of state. nelson mandela is being honored across the globe. i know we have the picture, there it is, green, yellow, red and blue in tribute to mandela, but not that long ago, david schuster, the united states' relationship with mandela was
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complicated.eporter: the presidd to make choices about what they were seeing in south africa and they often did not choose the interests of nelson mandela. >> reporter: as the flowers were placed as tributes pour in. >> we lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings. >> it's easy to forget a few decades ago the highest circle of american leadership considered nelson mandela an enemy. the african-american national congress received support from the soviet union. meanwhile, while jimmy carter supported the south african government, president reaganen placed him on a list of terrorist groups. and the government launched a brutal crackdown president reagan condemned apartheid and
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tried to block congressional sanctions saying the measures would harm his quiet persuasion. >> we have made sizable progress there in expressing our repug nance for apartheid. >> but that policy was ineffective and congress produced two-thirds majority to override reagan and pass new measures. and demanding that mandela be released from jail with you that was opposed by republican wyoming congressman named dick cheney. even after mandela was freed from prison and elected president of south africa in 1994, u.s. leaders from frequently suspicious of him. during the clinton administration mandela praised cuba's communist dictator fidel castro and referred to libyan dictator muammar qaddafi as a friend. president bush said the iraq war
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was about liberation. mandela said all bush wanted was iraqi oil. now the flags in washington have been lowered to half-staff. the icon, whose legacy was at times considered a subversive threat. >> u.s. administration always seemed tread very carefully with mandela. and many officials who served as president throughout the years are even more delicate saying this is not the time to r relitigate those old conflicts. >> for more on the mood in south africa let's go to my colleague, mike hannah. he is in soweto, and it's great to sue you. how would you describe the mood on that street in that neighborhood this evening?
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>> well, it's a very strange mixture, tony. it's a deep sadness among many here. but there is also an insistence that there must be a celebration of his life. throughout the day here we have seen people dancing, singing, moving up and down. it's way past 1:00 in the morning local time. that there are still crowds gathered outside of the house. every now and then groups will burst into song. there is that real mixture, that sadness, there is also a great sense of celebration. great sense of joy, almost, that all the people in this country have come together to remember nelson mandela in his death. >> michael, i'm curious, did mandela return to that home after his release in prison in 1990? >> well, yes, he did. it was very interesting.
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the day after his release from prison he first of all went to to cape town, and then he came through to soweto, a massive gathering, obviously, meeting him in the place where he always saw as his home away from his birthplace. and he did, indeed, spend a few nights in this house that he and his wife that they had lived in when they were married, and he continued to live in after he was put in prison. >> here's the question i really wanted to get to, and take your time if you would. you were born in south africa. we should let everyone who is watching know. if i'm correct here, i want you to take a moment and have you share some of your own thinking and the thoughts of others you've spoken with about the passing of nelson mandela. >> reporter: well, it is an immense sadness to all who have lived in this country, all south
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africas. but at the same time it's a joy of celebration of the fact that a person spearheaded a struggle that actually created the freedom, at a time when it did not seem possible at all. one must remember way back in the 1980s before nelson mandela's release he was an outlaw. we just heard about the package of how the u.s. administration with regarded him. they saw him as a terrorist, many of them, including administrations in the united kingdom, for example. here within south africa membership of the anc, nelson mandela's organization, was a crime. his image was forbidden. his words from absolutely outlawed. even the possession of a coffee cup with his image on it was grounds for imprisonment. for all those years that he was in prison his image was absolutely obliterated.
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generations of south africans, grew up without knowing what he looked like, without knowing his speech or knowing his words. to know the absolutely joy that gripped the country when he and other african leaders were released from prison. here is somebody that had been spoken about in the quiet. that had been spoken about behind closed doors. anyone with support for him or his organization would mean imprisonment, banishment, and could mean and did mean in many cases, death. to understand the changes within this country one has to go back to that period of time when the person who's death and life is being celebrated at the moment was vilified, and regarded as subversive, regarded as a traitor to this state and many other states, and this shows you how time changes. south africans, in particular, feel very close to this process.
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it is something that is within the genes of this country as it is moved from a racist regime to the democracy and in perfect flawed democracy many people still believe at this particular point, but a democracy nonetheless. nelson mandela and the others who work with him play an absolutely different role. this is a time for people to reexamine themselves and look back at the process that was realized with the release of nelson mandela and the others and the ways that the country has gone wrong in the decades since that release. >> that is my al jazeera english colleague, michael in soweto. that was terrific. thank you. cuba felt a connection with the late leader. they considered him for supporting the country, and criticism--it was amid a lot of criticism, to be frank, from the
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united states and other nations. mandela and fidel castro were close friends and long-time allies. talk to us about that relationship. >> well, i think it's a very interesting relationship going back to the early 1960s. when nelson mandela during the years of his captivity, he saw fidel castro as something of an inspiration. in his release from president in 1990 he was quick to support fidel castro for the support they had shown. and cuba was one of the first countries that nelson mandela came to visit. and it was the political alliance between the two men and there was a close personal relationship. you see that in the video of the two men talking. nelson mandela insist to fidel castro, when are you going to
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visit my homeland. fidel did not answer, and mandela continued to insist which shows the close personal ties between the two men. what happens during the battle in angola and the cube cuban-ist troops. >> daniel. the next issue of the new yorker will pay tribute to the former south african president. this image for the magazine's cov is an oil painting artist kadir nelson. >> we turn our attention to the skies. researcher are closer than ever to finding a planet that could
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support life. we'll talk to scientists in the middle of the search. and the placement for team u.s. is next.
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world cup football--i'm sorry, soccer draw. >> oh, that was clever. very clever. >> what does it engulf. >> mulligan, mulligan. >> reporter: i think you just had a mulligan from the draw. now the 2014 draw was held in brazil. the united states landed in a brutal group.
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martin, before we get to the draw for the u.s. where does the american team rank in terms of the overall fields? >> yes, it's official rankings. i say that's a fairly accurate description still some way behind the brazil, spain and germany, who they got paired up with today. >> reporter: and americans are in group "g" with powerhouses germany, portugal and ghana. is this, in your opinion, the group of death. >> reporter: it's so strong that there really were no surprises in qualifying, and so many top teams went through. and there are two groups of death, and this is one of them. it's hard to see how it could have been much worse for the american team. going up against germany, but portugal with christian know
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ronaldo. gloops we're going to show everyone now the united states schedule. the earns facing ghana, the group that knocked them out of the world cup. and matches potentially against portugal or germany. >> the way it schedule worked out. the fact that they play ghana, perhaps a week they'll face the group first. that gives them a chance to build up a little bit of momentum before they go into a huge clash with portugal and then germany. the best case scenario, if they can beat ghana and four points might be enough to take them to the last 16. >> how stunned would you be if
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the united states made it the to knock out stage? >> not completely stunned. this is a team that can complete with the better teams in the world. it had a victory in italy with a friendly game. obviously friendly games are different than the world cup. i give the united states chances of 40%. and if they had a better draw it could have been far, far higher than that. >> group b with spain and the netherlands. what will you look for in that group? >> spain against netherlands. the teams that faced each other in the final four years ago with spain winning this juan in extra time. it's remarkable that the quirk of the suiting process ha proces to happen. let's not forget, chile, a very difficult south american team. they'll enjoy playing on south
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american soil. >> as you look at the entire draw all eight groups, what are your impressions? >> i think this is just a fascinating world cup. a lot of people would say this is the most anticipated day. even more so than the world cup. at this point these teams have hope. one thing is the big south american countries had kind draws. brazil will be difficult to beat, but argentina as well has the most favorable draw. messi is certainly looking forward to making his impress on this worl world cup. >> all right, martin rogers, we certainly appreciate it. >> all right, mark, appreciate it. thank you. and now to the search for extraterrestrial life. scientists say it's only time before we confirm that we are
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not alone. the distance from the sun makes life as we know possible. but earth is not the only planet of its own kind. we're hearing that our galaxy, the milky way, hosts other planets that could host life forms of their own. we could find that life, but first we have the search for e.t.s. >> it's a fascination out of this world. movies, songs, costumes and gatherings, all resolving around, yes, ali yens. the search for extraterrestrial life may be farfetched, but they have grilled scientists of who and what is out there. >> do you think there is life out there? do you think they're studying us, and what do they think of
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new york city. >> the chance of finding another planet like earth out there with life on it is very high. >> reporter: ten newly discovered planets that could sustain life but scientists say they're not expecting to find bug-eyed aliens. they want to know "are we alone?" >> we ask that question what does life here in our solar system, on other planets like mars, we don't look for homes l. >> one way for extraterrestrial life is listening for radio waves. and then the james webb telescope. nasa plans to launch it in five years to help the search for alien life. prompting one scientist to say if life really is everywhere, we actually have a shot at it. >> joining me from cambridge,
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massachusetts, a professor of planet tear science at m.i.t. and just this wednesday she testified before congress. it is great to speak with yo you{^l" ^}. for those who haven't had the benefit of watching your tech talk, will you tell me about your work, and everyone is watching about your work in planetary exploration. >> sure, tony, it's great to be here. to summarize it in a nutshell we want to know if there are other planets like earth out there. ranging from computer programming, and hubble telescope to planning separati e exploration. >> is there an earth twin out there? >> we don't have enough evidence to say anywhere near for sure there is an earth twin.
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but our data so far shows that small planets are common. they are everywhere we look. we do find small planets. >> what are bio signatures? and what do they tell us? >> well, bio signature gasses haven't yet been found on another planet beyond earth but they are gasses in an atmosphere that are produced by life. oxygen, what we need to survive, is here in huge quantities. without life on earth, planet and other photo synthetic life, we wouldn't have oxygen at all. if there are aliens seeing oxygen, they know something is up here and they can attribute that to life on earth. >> my curiosity is piqued, and i'm enjoying what you're talking about here. but how physically with your teams finding these other planets, earth's twin, the kip
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kipler and hubble telescope, are you developing technology to take you further. >> we're like a baby who just learned to crawl. we need to learn how to walk and then to run. we've really taken the first steps so far. the telescopes we have can find small planets but they can't tell us what is inside the planet, the atmosphere and if there are signs of life on that. with that we need to go to the next generation of space telescope. >> it's alfas nating, but are you going to have the money, the fuel for this technology, for the invasion, are you going to have the money for the work you do in the years to come, the decade to come given that we live in these pretty austere times right now. >> the future is to be determined as you know. and it is true in some ways some
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people consider this a luxury science. other people have the vision to see that innovation is what keeps our incarceration ahead of the rest of the world. we need to keep that spirit alive. funding things like research will lead to all sorts of applications we can't even dream of. >> you're a dreamer. you lady a team of dreamers. it is great to talk to you, dr. sara seager professor of planetary science at m.i.t. it's great to meet you and speak with you. thank you for your time. today is the last time that canada has to explain parts of the arctic as territorial waters. the canadians have had ten years to summit their evidence to the u.n. and they'll have to go up against russia and denmark. an to have piece of the pie could mean millions. >> this has been going on for a decade or so, and probably could
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go on for a decade more. in the arctic it's about the sea bottom, the sea bed. that's why the north pole keeps coming up. denmark laid its claim down last month. russia did a decade ago. both of them are looking towards the nort north pole. on the bottom of the sea bed are thoughts to be access to oil, minute traditional, all sorts of things that we've never had a chance to explore before. now that arctic sea ice has been melt at record rates, perhaps those will be accessible in the future. in 2007 the russians put a russian flag underwater deep beneath the north pole to express its claim. denmark claims the danish possession russian runses all to
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the north pole. the canadians have the same view. icebreakers, all that have is part of this discussion but keep in mind it's a diplomatic process. it's not hostile. it's going to go on for decades and countries will probably change their claims, modified them and reach a diplomatic solution with this, and it will go on for some time. >> the big winter storm that is moving across the country. and then at the top of the hour it's real money. >> the jobs report was excellent. no two ways about it unless you're worried about the type of jobs america is creating. i'll take you far and deep in the jobs report. plus do you want to play doctor? now you can request a smart phone. all that and for with a smart phone. all that and more on real money.
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>> temperatures right now across northern texas are cold. all the precipitation that fell is staying there for the night. 29 degrees in dallas right now. tomorrow morning we expect them to get down to 16. now just in dallas county alone, which is back here we have 150,000 people without power. so overnight you are going to be cold and make sure you stay warm. if you need to go in with friends who do have power, be sure you do that. some places are expected to have power earlier, unfortunately we still have quite a few people who are without power. the big situation and big problem across northern texas, not only dallas, the trend of the temperatures tomorrow only get to go 24. sunday, 23. monday, to 35. all of those overnight lows still go below freezing.
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any precipitation on the ground, it's going to melt and refreeze. it's going to melt, it's going to refreeze. that means it's going to be extremely slippery during the early morning hours. it's not until tuesday and wednesday that we finally get a break. we're seeing snow in parts of kentucky and tennessee as well. we'll take a look at the forecast. we see the warnings. you can see that we're looking at winter storm warnings, indiana, kentucky, tennessee. even ice storm warning. that is going to be extremely slippery, extremely dangerous. parts of atlanta, saturday, sunday, monday. we are a he going see a lot of rain in the forecast. that's a look at your forecast. everybody have a great evening.
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