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holmes, in the "cnn news it room." good saturday morning to you all, we have to begin with the horror out in reno, nevada. can you imagine spectators at an air race look up and see one of the planes coming toward then. at least three people are are dead, another 54 injured, when the plane crashed near a crowded grandstand. witnesses are calling the pilot a hero, though, for what he did at the very last moment. those details and the video, just ahead. also, a manhunt is under way right now for a u.s. soldier. he's considered armed and dangerous. we'll explain. also -- a bank, your bank, charging you money because you don't have enough money. doesn't make a whole lot of sense, does it? it does to some banks, including citibank, raising its fees if you don't have a certain amount
in your account. we'll tell you about this growing trend in banking and also tell it you how you can avoid it. from the cnn center in it atlanta, georgia thshgs is it your "cnn saturday it mornimorn 8:00 a.m. in atlanta, glad you are right here. let's start in reno, nevada, that air race that has left at least three people dead after a crash. we know at least 54 people have been injured and at least 12 of them considered to be in critical condition. take a look at the screen for just a moment. i'll show you the video in a second. this still picture really explains the horror of the situation. this is the last moment when this plane, right before it made impact on the ground at this air race. you see the spectators right below. it did not hit, even though it looks like it, did it not crash into the most crowded area, even though it could have, had it not been some say for the ak aks of t actions of the pilot. look and listen to this piece of
video now that really explains and also lets you hear the impact. >> that plane slammed into the box seats. it just barely missed the crowded grandstand. they believe the pilot made an adjustment to veer off to keep from hitting the grounded grand stand. a memorial service is being held for that pilot today at the are airfield, his name is jimmy les ward. i talked to a witness who was watch leward's plane and knew him personally. he saw it all go down. >> i have no doubt that jimmy
did the best he could under the circumstances to get that aircraft away from the innocent bystanders. this is a man who is dedicated for decades to the love of aircraft preservation, to history, to teach young people and help young people learn things and dedicated to flight safety. these are not reckless men. they understand risks. they understand safety. these races are almost choreographed. they are not reckless events and they shouldn't be characterized like that. >> leward was flying a p-51 mustang, the mustang is one of the main american fighter planes in world war ii, top speeds of 400 miles per hour. now, if you are are a family member or friend trying to get in touch with someone who may have been at the air show, there's a show set up,
775-337-5800. meanwhile, people are are starting to leave messages on jimmy leward's facebook page. at least 500 comments at last check. one from me p list sa saying, my thoughts and prayers are with jimmy and his family. he's flying with the angel ltz. another said, jimmy, you truly lived life to the very fullest. family. jimmy, you saved my life. you pulled up enough to p mimis by 50 feet. four minutes past the hour. we turn to another story getting a lot of attention national and international attention, because a lot of people believe georgia is about to execute an innocent man in four days. troy davis, you may know the name by now and the story. he's convicted of killing an off-duty police officer back in 1989. that officer, savannah officer, mark mcfail. but since his conviction,
several wilts claim their testimony was coerced by police. this case has gotten the attention of the pope, gotten the attention of desmond due due, former president carter. these are his supporters marg yesterday in downtown atlanta. now it seems like it's up to the georgia pardon and parole board. they will consider an appeal on monday. meanwhile, mcphail's family and the prosecutor says davis is guilty no matter what anybody else says. >> we still have the seven of the nine witnesses who have recanted. we have people speaking the truth. >> i'm just disappointing that so many people have been led to believe that nobody has paid attention to these recantations. it is as i explained earlier it's not the case. it's not the case. on what ground are the recantations more believable than the testimony in court? none. none. >> and i want you to stay with us because at 9:00 eastern time, i will be speaking to the senior pastor of martin luther king jr.
church, he he kneeser baptist, here in atlanta. he is one of the people called to testify before the parole board on monday on behalf of troy davis. i'll ask him what he plans to say to try to save troy davis' life, but also will be speaking with the mother of that savannah police officer troy davis is convicted of killing. she'll join me live with her side, this morning. six minutes past the hour. police in new york state looking for this man, this u.s. soldier, after he he disappeared in the woods near ft. drum. this is private first class russell marcum. he was in unit custody and he took off with his parents' car, after he crashed the car, he took off into the woods. police lost him there. he is considered armed and dangerous. marcum served three months in afghanistan earlier this year. an arizona air force base locked down this morning, but
reports of a lone gunman roaming the base turned up nothing. a suspected gunman had supposedly entered an office building at davis-monthan air force base. they locked it down, ended up finding nothing. caused some anxious moments as you can imagine. >> no gunman or weapon was found and the building was declared secure. >> just made sure to lock my doors and take precautions in my own home. >> again thshgs lockdown lasted around two hours. let's turn to libya where anti-gadhafi forces are launching a new offensive right now in their former leader's hometown of sirte. forces loyal to gadhafi had been holding their ground there, has been the scene of fierce buildings this week. the government of niger is refusing to the new libyan government. another developing story. we are standing by for word on two american hikers jailed in iran. the attorney for the two men
saying this morning that, quote, he is very hopeful that they might be released today. they have been waiting on paperwork. this is a paperwork issue right now. but this would allow josh fattal and shane bauer to be release on $1 million bail. the two have been held in iran for more than year two years. we turn to the economy, the nation's trouble trying to create jobs. the president stepped into the rose garden on monday morning to talk about his jobs plan. he touched on the plan during his weekly address today. >> it will create new jobs and it will cut taxes for every worker and small business in the country and it it will not add to the deficit. it will be paid for. on monday, i'll lay out my plan for how we'll do that, how we'll pay for this plan and pay down our debt by following some basic principles, making sure we live within our means and asking everyone to pay their fair share. but right now we've got to get congress to pass this jobs bill. everything in the american jobs
act is the kind of kwidea that' been supported by democrats and republicans before. and if they're ideas you agree with, then every one of you can help make it lhappen by telling your congressperson to pass this jobs bill right away. >> you can see the president's comments right here on cnn. we'll have those for you 10:30 eastern time, again, on monday. but in response to the president this weekend, the republicans had something to say. their response was delivered by illinois congressman peter roscoe. >> republicans are listen aring to america's job creators and working to address their concerns with real solutions. in the house, majority leader eric cantor has scheduled several bills for a vote this fall aimed at cutting red tape and cutting the imposed regulations that hamper job creation. this week the house passed a bill to eliminate the barriers boeing faces. it stops the government from telling an employer where it can and cannot create jobs.
we can take commonsense steps like these and still have rules that look out for our health and safety. what's important is that these rules are effective and dependable. job creators should be able to focus on their work, not on washington with's busine washington's busy work. >> at this point tlshgs are no scheduled had hearings or debates in the house on the president's jobs plan. ten minutes past the hour. a convenience store clerk fights off her would-be robber. take a close look at this fight. it's caught on the store's surveillance tape. we'll tell you how this all went down, how this all ended. also, we introduce you to a dog that's got a pretty expensive appetite. the dog's $49,000 meal. that's next, stay with me on this "cnn saturday morning." tho? or when you're distracted? when you're falling asleep at the wheel?
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fighter. the man tried to rob the place, but look what the robber did, put down the gun while he tried to clean out the register. see what the clerk did? she tackled the guy and ends up gets up, running away, did not get any money. police are are now trying to hunt him down. also -- the dog was supposed to eat homework. but that dog ate two checks that were worth a combined $49,000. people want to be upset with the dog, okay? shouldn't we be upset with the guy who left $49,000 in checks sitting out somewhere for the dog to eat? >> it took a while for the bank to make good on it. "my dog ate my homework" was a hard sell, can you imagine? >> what's the most expensive meal you've had lately?
>> oh, i don't know. >> as long as you have are your pumpkin spiced coffee. >> maybe it's an england thing. here in the south we have it. trying to teach t.j. he's not a big coffee drink other, what fall means, apple picking, pumpkin spice coffee, right? there's a little taste of the fall in the air, no question about that. here is a picture. if you are traveling around the country, kind of show you some radar hot spots. here in the mid-atlantic, a few rain showers develop, not the best beach weeked ke eed kend. clouds, showers, even the rip current threat. here in the southern plains and also in the intermountain west a few rain showers. but other than that, dry skies here, actually this is great for fall foliage in creating that kind of perfect peak hue, these cold, cool but bright mornings, certainly what we have here. we'll see 69 degrees in montreal. you can see these temperatures just slightly below average, 68
in new york, 71 today in philadelphia. the farther south you go, you can see right along the coast is where we're seeing clouds and showers. the mid-atlantic not the best weekend right along the immediate coast, but inland pretty nice conditions. places like atlanta tying the record, 90 straight days of 90-plus degree temperatures. so incredible warmth, this kind of cool air coming in probably feels nice. you can see the flow around it bringing cool air. cold canadian high pressure bringing in the cooler air. sunny skies in the southwest and a few severe storms possibly. the beneficial rain from this could be good for the drought, but i don't think we'll see that much. in terms of temperatures, 70 in washington, 80 in atlanta, georgi georgia. temperatures yesterday morning really the coolest, today temperatures kind of working up a degree or two. look at minneapolis, today only 66. the fall leaves are changing there and the catskills and green and white mountains, no question about that. pretty nice conditions.
if you are flying, expected delays not bad around the country. maybe an hour in new york because of the gusty winds, also in the mid-atlantic, denver morning fog, san francisco low clouds, even maybor under an hour at the very most around atlanta, georgia, because of low clouds, but things pick up in the afternoon. that's a look at the forecast. t.j., back to you. >> thank you so much. we'll see alexandra throughout the morning. 17 minutes past of hour. many traveling on a budget, you go to expedia, orbitz. know where you can go now? google. yes, they have added travel searching as one of their services. we'll show you how it works and if this is the way to go. also, it could cost you more to do your checking with citibank. if you don't stsick around so w can tell you how to avoid the new fees. the answer for you after the break on this "cnn saturday morning." we were actually thinking, maybe...
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we're highlighting them right now, but still there's a long list of banks, they're trying to make up for revenue lost under new regulations so they're coming up with new fees and new rules so this is now a $10 monthly fee, but you can get around this. what you have to do is you have to sign up for direct deposit or online bill paying. or the other thing you can do is maintain a balance of $1,500 in your accounts. if not, you will be charged that $10 a month fee. these do take effect in december. well, a lot of people want to get out of town. well, google can help you out now. they're launching a new service to help you find flight that's fit your budget. mario armstrong, our dear friend,here to help us out. is it fair to say this is in direct competition to the kpeed areas and orbitzs of the world? >> oh, yeah. it's even beyond that. there was a deal that was done where google made a purchase of a company that keeps travel
database information, and many of the competitors use this same database for their information of flights. so they were even blocked at some point. the justice department had to look at this and said, is this okay, or would this give gook elle a competitive advantage? ultimately they let google buy the database. yeah, this is a direct shot at travelocity, kayak and others. >> mario, tell me how it it compares, though. does it do pretty much the same thing others do, or are you getting advantages or maybe disadvantages with the new google one? >> good point. first off, the advantages are little bit simpler interface. i really like how easy and clean it is to use. you can see it there, very simple to use. you can type in an easy search, say, i want to fly from philadelphia to atlanta, or i want to fly from l.a. to new york. then it will pull up all the different flights that match that search criteria. but a limitation is right know, only can you get economy flights, nothing international, no first class or business class
or anything like that. over time, that will change, but i still think kayak is probably still my favorite site to use at this point. >> but still the fear and the competition is not even maybe that it works so well but just that the name "google" is attached. people think search, they think i'm going to google. what if people start thinking, search for travel and think google? >> yeah. this is also going to be a problem for other big dogs, not even the start-ups. you have a lot of start-up companies, small sites doing great things for travel to find you great deals on great locations. even microsoft have their bing search engine and they have travel deals on their site as well. so you're right, i think the word "google" -- some people are worried because they think, how much can we just do through one search engine? how much do we want that search engine to know about us? others say, anything that can help me find a cheaper flight, i'm for it. >> i had another travel question, but i'm going to take these last moments to do
something for our viewer onz a personal note. it was two years ago that i first met mario in tampa, florida. we served on a panel together. i first met him, never laid eyes on him before, i immediately called my executive producer and said, get down here, i love this guy, we've got to use him on the air. we've been using mario for the past two years as our digital, our tech guy. and i'm proud to say, our viewers know, he has now been named the tech contributor -- the digital and tech kricontrib the nbc's "today" show. congratulations. >> t.j., thanks so much, man. i know you don't have to do this on air, but it's people like you and tanesha that give others a chance. i just can't thank you from the bottom of my heart enough, and i feel the onus on me to make sure i open up doors for others. >> as long as you keep doing that. it's amazing to see and people recognize what we recognized in you.
so congratulations. we'll still see him here on cnn. >> that's right. not going anywhere. >> congratulations. >> stay where the foundation was laid. >> appreciate that. again, folks, join us every saturday this time. he's still our digital lifestyle expert, mario armstrong giving us the scoop on the latest technology. thanks so much and congr congratulatio congratulations. 25 minutes past the hour now. the political clout is growing. their numbers growing as well. we're talking about the latino vote and the key role they could play in next year's elections. breaking this down for you in just a couple of minutes. also, turn your head to the screen for a moment. you are seeing this correctly. that is a picture of a 2-year-old child smoking. we've just learned he's just one of thousands of children in one particular country, indonesia, lighting up. why? we'll explain in our "morning passport."
at least three people are dead, including the pilot. 50 people injured, a number of them in critical condition. this was at an air race. don't know why it came plunging to the ground, but it did crash in an area just outside of the crowded grandstand. so this it could have been a lot worse and a lot of people are giving the pilot credit for veering that plane off at the last moment before impact. also, people who are supportive of georgia death row inmate troy davis are hoping they can save him from execution. that execution is set for wednesday with, just four days from now. this is a lot of his supporters marching in downtown atlanta yesterday. he is set to be executed for killing an off-duty savannah police officer back in 1989. the case has gotten international attention because several of the witnesses, at least seven of the nine, against him have now recanted or contradicted their testimony. the georgia pardon and parole board will consider his case on monday. also -- an attorney for the u.s. hikers
who have been held in iran for the past two years say he is very hopeful that they could be relea released, even today. this is a paperwork issue we're told now. josh fattal and shane bauer have been held there two years after they say they accidentally hiked over into iran. several of the republican presidential candidates working today to win primary votes in south carolina. former utah governor jon huntsman, giving the two sides equal billing, visit aring both of the home games for the teams there. then rick santorum has a head-start on south carolina, former pennsylvania senator attended a gop fund-raiser last night in greenville. he wasted no time taking shots at his rivals as well as president obama. also, herman cain is in south carolina, kicked off a bus tour to the state in aiken on friday,
where he pushes his plan to stimulate the economy. his bus tour includes many stops along the way. ron paul, though, is turning his attention to the west coast, the texas congressman is in california. he'll give two speeches at two events, including one supported by the republican liberty caucus. that follows his stop in reno, nevada, last night. the growing clout of latino voters could play an important role in next year's elections, especially for the president and democrats in key battleground states. there will be more hispanic voters in 2012 than ever before. here now our senior lat ai latin-american affairs editor, rafael romo. >> reporter: new york player michael bloomberg habla's espanol. or at least he tries. president barack obama treated
supporters in spanish on a trip to puerto rico earlier this year. [ speaking spanish n. [ . >> reporter: and some republican presidential candidates seem to be courting hispanics. >> hispanics, as you know, have been hit terribly hard, disproportionately hard, with an unemployment rate that is substantially higher than the national figures. >> reporter: experts say appealing to the fastest growing ethnic group in the country is crucial the year before presidential elections. >> latinos have played a growing and important role in the nation's presidential election ares over the last few election cycles. there are now more than 21 million hispanics eligible to vote and la are teen knows reare side in some key states. >> reporter: in the 2008 election in colorado, latinos represented 13% of all voters, 14% in nevada, 15% in florida, and a whopping 38% in new mexico, all considered swing states. >> even the participation rate among hispanics in presidential elections has been growing.
>> reporter: in 2008, 9.5 million latino voters went to the polls out of 12 million registered. the leader of an organization that tracks latino voting trends says he's expecting a dramatic increase next year. >> can we make an estimation about how many latino voters we'll have in 2012? >> we will have probably we estimate at least 12 million to 13 million registered to vote in the next presidential election. it could be even higher. >> in 2004, former president george w. bush won more than 40% of the latino vote. four years later, 67% of hispanic voters went for barack obama. experts say anybody getting that kind of support from latinos next year, whether democrat or republican, has a good chance of winning the presidency. >> thanks to our rafael romo reporting for us. a rhymer, you can catch soledad
o'brien's documentary cnn latino in america 2 next weekend on cnn. many people believe that in four days georgia is going to execute an innocent man. i want you to stay with us through the top of the hour. i will be talking to a man who plans to be at the parole board hearing on monday to try to save troy davis' life. but you'll also hear from the mother of the police officer davis is convicted of killing and why she says she wants this execution to go
i had someone write in and said, i need to leave the house but he saw the story teased about kids smoking in indonesia, and he says, i'm sticking around. what in the world is this about? >> about a year ago, a video went viral of a 2-year-old boy smoking. there were 13 million hits when the little boy, in a small village in indonesia was smoking. this was how it it all came about. of course people are saying, how is that possible? certainly as an american audience seeing a 2-year-old smoking. well, there is no legislation about smoking in indonesia. they call it the wild west of the tobacco industry. so think how we deal with smoking. we know it it's unhealthy. we see it every he whewhere it' unhealthy. so a young child like this, his parents don't think it ae's bad necessarily. he became quite addicted to cigarettes. once the individual avideo went people say saw it and people in
the village got embarrassed and he was sent to jakarta to rehab. the story goes he's no longer smoking. his mother says, things like, every time he doesn't get a toy he wants he threatens to start smoking ben. he's now around 4. >> but he's not the only one. >> no. there are about a million children under 16 who smoke in indonesia. a third of them start smoking before 10. it's easily accessible. any child can ask for a cigarette, about ten cents, accessible, easy. >> these kids we're seeing, they are hooked, addicted to smoking. >> they are addicted to smoking from a very, very young age, and bearing in mind you'll have billboards -- for example, 2010 you had kelly clarkson coming to indonesia to do a concert. so l.a. lights will sponsor the billboard and sponsor kelly clarkson. here you don't get that. you're not allowed that kind of advertising. >> they're targeting the children. >> they are targeting the children. there are's even an a-mild, a
cigarette that targets children. now, the person involved with health in indonesia was very concerned. she said, but i can't really do anything because there's such a backlash. recently they suggested a bill to say, let's mitigate some of this, deal with it, let's ban smoking, and there was such an outcry there were literally thousands of people who surrounded the palace in protest. >> to keep their cigarettes. >> exactly. to not stop advertising. it's interesting for us, because in a country where we know how unhealthy smoking is. >> you can't smoke inside, outside, anywhere in the u.s. it seems sometimes. >> if you want to smoke, go to indonesia. >> nadya, interesting and in some ways a shame. >> pretty shocking, isn't it it? >> it is. nadya with our "morning passport." see you again. coming up on 40 minutes past the hour now. they're out of afghanistan, also out of a job? but there is some help out there, and that it booboost is g
41 minutes past the hour now. it has been tough for veterans back from iraq and afghanistan. collectively you, their unemployment rate is among the highest of any group. but as pentagon correspondent barbara starr found out, there's hope for a fresh start. >> reporter: i'm a it city girl. you have to tell me what all this stuff is. >> there's all kinds of vegetables growing here. right here is curly dock, it's kind of sour. it's -- you can cut this raw in a salad. you can cook it it. >> reporter: after serving in a marine corps reconnaissance unit
in iraq, mike hanes returned home plagued with such severe combat stress he couldn't work. he found himself homeless. >> when i came back, i really had an extremely difficult time transitioning, and i just could not interact or associate with society at all. >> reporter: then mike came to this farm just outside san diego. here fellow marine colin and his wife teach farming to combat veterans looking for new careers. it's much-needed help. the jobless rate for iraq and afghanistan war veterans is 11.5% in today's already fragile job market, and mike was vulnerable, says colin. >> it it was frequently he'd give us a call and say, i don't think i'm going to make it it today. we'd kind of coerce him and get him up here. >> reporter: now mike is turning everything around. at the farm's kitchen table, a new life mapped out. >> i've got find out if they
sell it in big, huge containers, you know? >> right. what i'll do is call my main distributor. >> reporter: mike is going into production with his own hot sauce called dane. whole food's buyer dwight deter is trying to get it on his market shelves this fall. dwight felt an instant connection, an army veteran. >> here is a person i want to get involved in this, and it kind of fit in for what i do with work, but gave me new opportunities to help him develop his label, his brand. >> reporter: mike says he's learned to seek support, but for combat vets, getting any job can be tough. >> it's hard to find the support for these veterans coming back because there's so much involved with turning that off, you know, the "on" switch that's been trig ired in sbat. >> reporter: and perhaps something switched on for dwight, thinking about whether helping a young vet get ahead makes him feel like he's still
serving. >> that's funny. i haven't even thought of that in that way. yeah, maybe so. maybe it's a rewarding feeling that i didn't get when i was g doing it at the time. >> barbara starr is with me this morning in washington. good morning to you, and i mentioned at the top there thattor for veterans of iraq and afghanistan the unemployment rate is among the highest of any group. just how bad is the job market for them? >> you know, t.j., this economy is hit hadding afghan and iraq veterans returning home very hard. for america across the board it's in the 9%-plus range. for these young veterans it's in the 11%-plus range. and in some areas of the country even close to double that. they are finding it very tough to get jobs when they come back. if they don't go back to school on their gi benefits, a lot of them say the best they can find is some minimum wage job, and that's not what they're looking
for. so a lot of them are trying to make, like mike, their own new lives, own new careers. >> everybody will hear that and say, that's just a shame. these are athe very men and womn we should be taking the best care of when they come back. is there more stuff popping up and even pressure on the government to make sure they help these veterans out? >> well, in president obama's new proposed jobs bill, in fact, there's a tax credit for employers ranging as high as over $9,000 if they hire veterans. we're talking to more and more companies doing very targeted programs to try and hire veterans. there's job training benefits for them through the va, through a lot of veterans organizations. but still a lot of these young veterans coming back say right now, especially when they go back to maybe the small towns they have come from, the job market just isn't there. there aren't good-paying jobs for them to have. so it is going to be a long haul for a lot of these young people
coming home, t.j. >> great to bring attention to this. barbara starr, always good to have you with us. >> thank you. >> thanks so much. well, stick around, folks. i want you to see want you to hear a hip-hop serenade to hope solo. yes, the u.s. soccer goalie. stick around for that in sports. it it aeit's 46 minutes past th hour. gas and bloating. with three strains of good bacteria to help balance your colon. you had me at "probiotic." [ female announcer ] phillips' colon health.
of the hour. let's say good morning to our good friend joe carter, cnn sports. we're talking about the hope solo serenade. we'll do that one second. but first, fight night. not that many fights people want to see. this still isn't the fight everybody wants to see, but one of the guys people want to see is in it. >> yeah, one of the guys we hope will be in the mega fight soon to come is in it, flood meriweather fighting ortiz. meriweather, the constant instigator gets chippy, they talk, push, shove. mayweather grabs him around the neck, the two eventually goes their separate ways. >> that's so cute. look at them. >> a lot of people don't realize there's a fight unfortunately because of boxing dipping because of mma. mayweather expected to make big cash tonight, $25 million. we haven't seen him in the ring in more than 16 months. we've seen him in the headlines, of course legal issues which could possibly land him in jail in the next couple of months or
years, had a big dispute with his father. his camp actually come willing into this fight has questioned his ability because of his age. he's 34, victor ortiz 24. you know, i know you think floyd has this one easily tonight, but those that watch the victor ortiz fight back in april know this guy has skills. sugarcane on his way out, mayweather beat him easly easil. i think ortiz has a shot. >> of course he does. >> some say if floyd wins tonight and if -- excuse me. if or it 'tis wins in november the two would fight, a mega fight sometime in may. maybe. >> right. we've been trying this forever t.'s not going to happen. let's go to hope solo, big star, attractive lady, u.s. goalie. now somebody's after her. >> well, america fell in love with the u.s. soccer team this
summer, of course. a lot of people fell in love with hope solo, very pretty girl. she was in kansas city, stopped by the mls team, the sporting kansas city and their rookie actually decided to -- i guess you guys call it a rap. you could call it a poem. it's a serenade. his name is cj sapong. it's part awkward/little goofy. >> let me see it. ♪ but angels really do exist you are the proof ♪ ♪ hope solo can you make my dream come true ♪ >> come on in, baby. >> yes! >> but the end is the best part. keep the video. this is -- right here. there it is. >> oh! >> there it is. he has a much p better shot at her than i do. he's that much closer to getting a date. apparently he wrote that for the last um can of weeks and was anticipating. >> weeks? that was weeks of work. >> if you saw the whole video, i
hate to throw him under the bus, he screws it up and they have to start over. we took the best part. cat out of the bag. >> that's fantastic. took a lot of nerve, do it in front of the camera. we'll follow up and see if he gets a date or see what happens down the road. >> before you go, let me go ahead -- you ready for me, alexandra? big football weekend, saturday, college football is back. everybody concerned about the weather. a few big games we'll highlight if you can. what do you have for us, any weather problems for us tonight? >> not really. maybe you're heading to florida, here is some of the game day forecast, oklahoma heading to florida state, beautiful conditions, 8:00 tonight, 81 degrees, going to be hot there. about 90 degrees but game time dropping to 81. weather looks decent. the south bend, indiana, notre dame hosting michigan state, yesterday at notre dame it was 39 degrees yesterday morning. yesterday got to 60, today will get to 70.
3:30 kickoff time, 65 degrees, beautiful conditions. if you're heading there, it will be beautiful in the stands. once again, back to florida, florida hosting tennessee he, 3:30 this afternoon, about an isolated chance for a shower. 87 degrees. pretty steamy if our out there, but it certainly will be fun. games looking great, t.j. >> all right. notre dame, i've got to see if they can come back from what michigan did to them last week. thank you so much. we'll check in later. we're getting close to the top of the hour. quick break. we'll be right back. stay with me. you don't just taste it, you feel it. ♪ do you believe in magic? ♪ ♪ it's magic ♪ [ male announcer ] it's a comfort that comes from the only caramel worthy of being wrapped in gold. ♪ do you believe in magic? [ male announcer ] werther's original caramel chocolate. what comfort tastes like.
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well, let's clerk in now with christine romans, a look with what's coming up at the bottom of the hour, 9:30 eastern. hey there, christine. >> hi, t.j. if you're part of america's middle class, no question there are fewer opportunities. so how do we bring those opportunities back? plus, is the job market not working for millennials or are they just not cut out to work in this tough new job market? and almost 32 million kids eat lunch at school every day. it's a captive audience what are we feeding these kids and who should pay for healthier options? that's at 9:30 you. >> thanks to christine. good morning to you all, top of the hour.
give you a look at the stories making had headlines on this it "cnn saturday morning". human rights groups protesting wednesday's scheduled execution of georgia death row inmate troy davis. he was convicted 20 years ago in tt fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer. supporters, though, say seven of the nine witnesses who testified against now recanted their testimony. georgia hears davis' request for clemency monday. in libya, rebel forces trying to stamp out the remaining strongholds of gadhafi. with new battles raging near gadhafi's hometown of sirte as gadhafi himself remains in hiding. we start with that crash, that crash at this high-speed air race in reno, nevada. three people dead, more than 50 injured, 12 of them list areded critical condition. look at the picture on your screen. words can't really describe, this is moments before impact. you see the plane not far away
from a crowded grandstand of people. now, even though the picture looks like this plane is coming down directly on them, we're told by witnesses he was able to veer off at the very last moment and he hit an area that was not packed with people. so this could have been a lot worse. now let me roll a piece of video for you and listen to the impact. >> you hear the announcer trying to tell people to stay calm and stay where they are. the plane slammed into an area, the box seat area, but it just barely missed the crowded grandstand. now, the air race air show has been canceled for the weekend,
but they he will have a memorial there at the airfield for the pilot. his name is jimmy leward. witnesses are calling him a hero. they believe he was able to maneuver his plane at the last minute away from are the crowded grandstand. the video you're seeing right there, that you just saw, was taken by a man now on the line with me. he joins me, david wilson. sir, we appreciate you taking the time with us. sir, i assume you were just rolling on the air show. how much time did you have are befo before you realized something was wrong? >> a split second. i mean, one second this was a fantastic flying event and the next second it's a horrific scene of debris of pieces of aircraft and people lying around. you're in shock. >> we're trying to get pefr expectative from this video. how clouded of an area would you say it was where the plane made impact? >> where the plane made impact -- it's hard to recall, but there may have been half a dozen people sitting right there
at that point, approximately. not nearly as crowded as what the grandstand would have been are. >> sir, would you agree with a lot of others, other witnesses, who say they have no doubt that this could have been a lot worse and they believe that the pilot was able to maneuver that plane at the last second so he wouldn't hit that crowded grand zs stand? >> yes are. lo i would like to believe that. i think that is probably the case. little hard to tell because it's only a split second. but, yes, that is probably the case. >> sir, we're looking -- again, we are just going through the video we see. tell us the scene afterwards. we hear that people were just bleeding, hit by all of this flying debris. can you put into words the scene immediately afterwards? >> just chaotic, basically. initially just people were dumbfound, you know. they they were stub stunned. i think the video show peopleine shock. >> i don't know how much experience you have at air
races, if you're a regular at air shows and air races, but have you ever had fears of something like this happening before? did you always have are tho tho concerns, that you never know, something could happen? >> look, there's a certain amount of danger i guess in flying. things happen. this is just a most unfortunate accident tf accident. it really was. it it's considered really safe by me, really. i can't see it as a dangerous pastime, but there is an element of danger. you've got to admit that. >> david wilson, i appreciate your time. it's a story certainly of interest to a lot of people. just of horror. a lot of people with their thoughts and prayers out to the victims. we certainly appreciate your time. >> yes. >> we're at four minutes past the hour now. i'll turn to a story out of new york state where police are looking for a soldier. he disappeared into the woods near ft. drum. that's private first class russell marcum. he was in what they call unit
custody after being accuseed of burglary. he took off in his parents' car, led police on a high-speed chase. he crashed the car, took off into the woods. police lost him there. he's consider ared armed and dangerous. he had served three months in afghanistan earlier in year. also what could be a major developing story today, we are keeping a very close eye on. we are standing by for word on two american hikers. they have been jailed in iran for the past two years, convicted of spying there. the attorney for the two -- these are his words -- quote is very hopeful that they could be released as early as today. this is coming down now to a paperwork issue, waiting for one judge to sign off on paperwork that would allow josh fattal and shane bureau bouwer to be released on $1 million bail. they've been leld there aheld t years. five minutes past the hour. let's say good morning to al alexandra steele. always good to have you here.
>> next friday fall officially comes in, but it aels certainly going to feel like it. a little taste of fall already for many of you. good morning. if you're waking up in maine or in the beautiful white and green mountains in the northeast or the catskills, it's pretty chilly out there this morning. you can see below-average temperatures, how about 10 to 20 degrees below normal? the p upper midwest, mid-atlantic, cooler than average temperatures. it's been sweltering for many places like atlanta, 90 days with 90-plus temperatures, tie egg record. certainly the rule for many in the southeast. the cool temperatures feeling quite nice. high pressure in control, clockwise flow around bringing this cool canadian air in. also, though, last full weekend of summer, maybe heading to the beaches in the mid-atlantic, not so nice from norfolk all the way down to duck and ka recall la. we're seeing cloudy skies, even some rip currents and coastal flooding. so clouds and showers dominating the day on saturday there. in the northeast, temperatures
in the 60s, below average by a few degrees. 80081 in memphis, not a lot of relief in texas unfortunately from this drought, but temperatures come down a bit so that is good news there. >> you said summer officially se end hes this weekend. >> friday the equinox. >> thank you, alexandra. six minutes past the hour, we want to turn it to a story next that is getting international attention. troy davis, he is facing his fourth execution date. that is next wednesday. a lot of people believe he has run out of options this time. a leading atlanta pastor whole be testifying at the parole board hearing on monday on troy davis' behalf will be here with me, explains why the execution should be stopped. but also this morning, joining me will be troy davis, the man he's convicted of killing, an off-duty police
ten past the hour now. you've probably heard the name by now, troy davis. he is sitting on georgia's death row, where he's been for the past 20 years, facing his fourth execution order on wednesday but still hope forge mercy. davis was convicted of killing savannah police officer mark mcphail in '89.
but several of the witnesses changed their stories, saying police coerced them into lying. david mattingly has more on the case that's attracted international attention. >> reporter: t.j., a death row case that's been going on in the state of georgia now for 20 years, and supporters of death row inmate troy davis are now finding some high-powered help. three times scheduled for execution, three times delayed. and now with all legal appeals exhausted, supporters of convicted cop killer troy davis make a final push for clemency. what makes you think you still have a chance to stop this execution? >> can we be sure that this man is not innocent? can we be sure that the conviction of troy davis back in 1991 is still reliable? and the thing that's so difficult to understand is why the legal process has not asked that question. >> reporter: davis was sentenced to death for the 1989 murder of savannah police officer mark
mcphail. seven of nine eyewitnesss have said recanted, changed their stories, some say originally pressured by police. >> i told them over and over that i didn't see this happen. they put what they want to put in that statement. >> reporter: others have come forward, implicating another man. one juror who convicted davis questions her decision. >> if i knew then what i know now, troy davis would not be on death row. >> reporter: with only a week to his execution, critics of the case against davis include 51 members of congress, the vatican, and former president jimmy carter. >> we believe that in this particular case there's enough evidence to the contrary to prevent this execution taking place. >> reporter: an online petition supporting clemency for davis exceeded 200,000 signatures in five days, but state and federal courts have all upheld davis' conviction. the former d.a. who prosecuted davis says the courts got it
right. >> i'm just disappointed that so many people have been led to believe that nobody has paid attention to these recantations. it is as i explained earlier simply not the case. it's just not the case. on what ground are the recantations more believable than the testimony in court? none. none. >> reporter: supporters of troy davis delivered a massive petition containing over 600,000 names gathered from all over the world to members of the georgia state pardons and parole board. members of that board will literally decide if davis lives or dies. that same board denied him clemency back in 2008, but now there are three new board members there that have are not heard this case before. and supporters of davis are hoping that their votes will be what it takes to prevent davis' execution. t.j.? >> i want you to stay around for two conversations i'm about to have, one of them with the mother of the officer killed. also this morning, coming up next, reverend war knock, head
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back to the story of troy davis, people wanting to stop his execution because people believe georgia is going to execute an innocent man in four days. you know the story by now, many witnesses recanted their testimony, changed their testimony, got members of congress questioning the conviction, former president carter questioning it, desmond tutu, the pope even getting involved. now reverend raphael warnock, pastor of ebenezer baptist. the parole board is hearing this case monday. you'll be testifying, explaining why troy davis' life should be spared. why? >> that's correct. i will be in the clemency hearing on monday. and let me say right at the
outset that as a pastor i can only begin to imagine the pain that the macphail family must be feeling. here is a young man who at the age of 28 was out there defending the community, a hero by any account, who tragically lost his life on that day. there's no pain greater than when nature is reversed and rather than the child burying the parent, the parent has to bury the child. all of that notwithstanding, troy davis should not be executed. there's entirely too much doubt in this case, and the justice that the macphail family deserves will not be served by executing troy davis. >> now, are you going as far as saying, you personally here -- others may have their opinion -- should he be freed? or you're just saying his life should be spared right now? >> i'm saying there's entirely too much doubt for an execution. the parole board will decide what it wants to do, but i will tell you this much. at each turn of this case, some
sector of the justice department has pressed pause. this very board of pardon and paroles stayed the execution a few years ago, i believe it was 2007, on another occasion it was the supreme court who said too much doubt, let's pause. then it was the 11th circuit who said too much doubt, let's pause. in a meeting not long ago i met with the district attorney down in savannah, georgia. >> the current one. >> that's right. he didn't try the case. even he conceded, were he trying the case today, since it's based in circumstantial evidence, that this would not be a death case for him. and it should not be a death case. here you have a case based completely in circumstantial evidence, eyewitness testimony, and not one witness, not two witnesses, not two, three. >> but seven. >> seven witnesses have recanted their story. >> but the pause analogy you used there, but at each pause --
some would say he's gotten more pauses than many others have -- he has lost in the legal system. so how many more pauses, some will question, before you've exhausted all the chances, we gave you every chance, it's time to see this thing through? >> that's an excellent question. the reason is, each time the criminal justice system has been focused on procedure. that's what happens in these appeals. they're focused on narrow arguments that lawyers are focused on around procedure. but the very basic question about troy davis' innocence, that's the issue that needs to be addressed. and no wonder that in this case you have not just opponents of the death penalty but those who with support the death penalty saying this execution should not go forward. anytime jimmy carter and bob barr are on the same side of an issue, we need to pay attention. >> last thing to you here. we all know that people have their doubts, you certainly have
yours. but will you acknowledge that there is a possibility that he he is guilty? >> i think troy davis is innocent. i've met with him a couple of occasions on death row. he's maintained his innocence throughout these years. but the issue really is, is he guilty? that's the question wihen you'r talking about executing a man. i think there's entirely too much doubt. we're better than this. people all over the world are watching georgia. it it's not only troy davis' life that hangs in the balance but our name. because if the state executes him, they execute him in our name. we're saying, save had his life and spare our good name. >> reverend warnock, always good to had have you. thank you. we'll be following this story throughout the weekend here. up next -- a side of the story maybe you don't hear a lot of or maybe enough of. like reverend warnock was mentioning, there is another young man here still to be talked about, a young man, a
. 22 past the hour. we have been talking this morning about troy davis. he is the georgia man, the convicted cop killerer troy davis, set to be executed in four days. there has been an outpouring of opposition, people saying there's too many questions that so many witnesses have recanted their testimony, that you just can't execute this it man. but now we want to talk about the man he's convicted of killing, mark macphail, the police officer. you're seeing his picture there. his mother, anna macphail, is with me this morning. ma'am, thank you so much for
taking the time. anna macphail, we appreciate you being here. a lot of people talking about they have doubts about the guilt of troy davis. do you have one bit of doubt that he is the man that killed your son? >> not one minute because of a couple reasons. >> yes, ma'am. go ahead. >> if you want me to -- yes, ma'am -- >> yes, please. >> troy davis had shot michael cooper several hours before he killed my son, and nobody ever mentions this. he shot him twice in the face. then he proceeded to go down there to the burger king parking lot. the bullets from the first shooting and from the shooting of my son are the same casings. now, if that is not some kind of sign that that is the same thing, then i don't know what. i know we did not find the gun. >> yes, ma'am, i was going to
say, you have no doubts right now, it sounds like. did you ever have any doubts? >> never. not when i saw him and when i heard the facts, i never. >> why do you think so many people are coming out, including the former president carter and the pope and other people are saying that troy davis didn't do this? why do you think they don't know what you say you know? >> because they do not know everything. they were not in the courtroom. a lot of lies have been said about the case. a lot of things have not come out in the public that came out at the trial. so this is why they believe. and a lot of people don't even know what it's all about. >> do you think a lot of these people are death penalty -- they're just against the death penalty or they think specifically that troy davis is innocent? which do you think it is? >> i think it's more against the
death penalty because i don't think they know anything about troy davis. we have asked some people, and they don't even know why they were out there. they were told to be out there. but i think it's a death pena y penalty -- god, i can't even think. >> that's okay. you're fine. >> that's what they're against because most of them don't even know what all happened. >> ma'am -- >> i tell you that he shot that guy before and the casings are the same. now, i think those are pretty good evidence. >> ma'am, do you plan on being there if this execution goes forward? >> no. >> why not? >> part of my family will be there. i don't need to be there. i'm going to be at the hearing on monday, but i will not be there wednesday. >> ma'am, i want you to take a moment. i'll give you a moment. you describe -- because so much attention has been paid to that side and saving troy davis' life
and his four execution dates he has had now, this is the fourth. but what has it been like you the past 20 years waiting for justice, certainly, in your eyes and having to go through four execution dates yourself? what has it been like for you in the midst of losing your son? >> it has been hell. because i would like to have some peace. i would like to have this situation over with. we are the victims, and those people that recanted, why did they wait 17 years before they recanted? they should have done it if they felt that way earlier. not when the final time has come now. i do not believe that -- if they think they would have been coached, i think they coached by the wrong people. >> justice and closure only comes for you when troy davis is finally executed?
>> i will never have closure because that can't be, but i may have some peace, which i hope for. i certainly need it. >> ann macphail, we appreciate your tyime. this has been a tough 20 years for you. important foreign you to share your story. thank you so much much for your time. >> you're very welcome. 27 p minutes past the hour. we're right back. it feels like help is never far away. it feels like you're protected against life's little mishaps. it feels like you'll make it home. that's what it feels like to be a member.
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