tv Early Start CNN January 22, 2013 2:00am-4:00am PST
>> one for the history books. that does it for us live from you and i as citizens have the power to set this country's course. >> and now a message of moving forward. president obama gets to work today on his second term agenda. >> harry taliban hunter. the prince home from afghanistan. he has war stories to tell. >> and winter weather alert. a big chill and a big snowstorm forming. it could mess up travel in a huge way this morning. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans.
i'm john berman, barely. >> he's back. >> it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> we're in the beginning of the second term, jason wu's second term. over the pan of 18 minutes, president obama made his vision of his second term crystal clear, making mentions of past civil rights struggles on that martin luther king day, seneca falls, selma, stonewall and laying out his vision for the future, advancing gay rights, tolerance toward illegal immigrants, social welfare programs and stopping climate change. dan loathian was there watching it all with us. dan, friend and foe alike have been calling this a muscular speech. >> reporter: it really was according to those who got a chance to witness the speech. the president delivering his remarks in a much more different climate than he faced four years ago when you had two wars, there was the economic crisis. this time, the president laid out a progressive agenda for the
next four years. and so it began, the second inaugural ceremony of president obama, part campaign speech, part lecture, a confident president obama appeared comfortable in his skin. >> my fellow americans, we're made for this moment and we'll seize it as long as we seize it together. we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, then sure lit love we commit to one another must be equally as well. >> reporter: foreign policy was noticeably absent from his
address though he harolded a decade of war, touting a recovering economy and acknowledged the lessons still ahead. >> the commitments we make to each other, these things do not sap our nation. they strengthen us. >> reporter: he gave mitt romney this line. >> they do not make us a nation of tears. ♪ la >> reporter: filling the air what patriotism, kelly clarkson and beyonce. ♪ the brave there was a poem and prayers. as he left the west front of the capitol, a nostalgic turned back toward the lincoln memorial. >> i want to take a look out one more time.
>> now there were shades of the campaign that the president winning out, success can't mean that a few people are making it and a growing number are barely scratching by. the president acknowledging that bipartisan -- or the lack of bipartisanship here in washington but noted that everyone needs to work together for the good of the country. john? >> dan, that moment at the end of your piece where the president turned around and looked, that was astounding. 23 seconds he stood there and he gazed out at the national mall to let it sink in. it must have been an extraordinary day for him. what does today hold for him after that full night of dancing he had? >> reporter: he heads to the national cathedral. the day after inauguration, the presidents always get a chance to go sit down at an interfaith service, a prayer and prayers are given not only for the president but also the vice president for their second terms. this is historic event that dates back to fdr. >> dan loathian in washington, so great to see you this morning. good to see new person in
washington. >> reporter: that's right, it was. >> big weekend. leading republicans weren't impressed with president obama's inaugural address. several senators expressed concerns that the president failed to extend an olive branch to the gop. senator john mccain said i would have liked to have seen some outreej. john thune of dd dd agreed. he said the speech was 30,000-foot stuff and he wasn't doing the outreach stuff he needs to do if he wants to get thinged accomplished in a second term. susan collins said i hoped it would have been a little less partisan at times. after the swearing in ceremonies came the parties. let's say d.c. was rocking into the wee hours. the obamas not only looked amazing, it seemed like they were having a great time. taking it all in. the number of parties were scaled back from the ten four years ago. two last night. there was no shortage of big stars, big moments. brianna keilar has more.
>> ladies and gentlemen, my better half and my dance partner, michelle obama. >> reporter: at the commander in chief's ball, jennifer hudson sang "let's stay together" as the first couple danced their first dance of nut term. mrs. obama revealing she chose jason wu yet again to design her inaugural gown. next they appeared at the inaugural ball where 30,000 people were expected to attend. this inaugural ball falls on a tradition that started in 2009 to open the exclusive events to every day americans, a ticket cost as little as $60. and got people access to an amazing lineup of entertainer. ♪ obama's on fire >> alicia keys tweaked a rendition of her popular song.
brad paisley brought the country. ♪ and stevie wonder brought down the house while jamie foxx serenaded the bidens. ♪ i can't stop loving you >> there was also a special performance by mexico's hottest rock band. i'm here with mana, winners of multiple grammys and latin grammys. so alex, let me ask you, you supported president obama in his re-election this year. so many hispanic americans came out for him. why do you that i happened? >> well, it's very easy. you know, obama and the democrats have the best option for the latinos. immigration reform is on the table. the dream act. so, you know, the latinos here in the united states are so powerful and their voice needs to be heard. they need to be treated as first class citizens. >> reporter: in addition to
celebrities, campaign volunteers came from around the country. kelly jacobs traveled from mississippi, literally, wearing her support. how many sequins are on your dress? >> 4,000 total. >> reporter: and these are all done by hand? >> they're antique shield sequ n sequi sequins. >> reporter: a lot of work behind them and ahead if they are to help president obama deliver in the second term. but tonight, it was just time for a good party. >> it looks like a good party. brianna keilar, thank you. >> everyone talking about the jason wu dress. >> twice. >> twice in a row. all right. moving on to some other news. it is the testimony that many americans have been waiting to hear. tomorrow secretary of state hillary clinton will appear on capitol hill to testify about at tack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi that left four americans dead. secretary clinton had been scheduled to testify last month but was delayed after first suffering a concussion and later a blood clot that sent her to
the hospital. the family of one of the three americans killed in the algerian hostage crisis will hold a press conference this morning at 11:00 a.m. eastern time at a relative's home in texas. heart broken family members say he felt 100% safe work at that gas facility in algeria. >> nothing happened there so long. my friend's been doing it for so long. it's safe. we have protection. and he really truly felt safe there. >> his daughter erin says she wants everyone to know what a great dad victor was and how much he'll be missed. 36 others have been confirmed dead from the standoff including two other americans. new poll numbers on issues that may dominate the headlines early this yearment a new cnn/orc poll finds that 48% of americans believe the senate should confirm chuck hague toll become the next secretary of defense. 22% oppose hagel. he is a former senator from
nebraska. 30% say they're unsure about hagel. what should be the main folk us in dealing with immigration? 53% say there should be a plan to have illegal immigrants become residents and 43% say deporting them and stopping more from am coulding to the u.s. soon arctic blast and a winter storm could make for a messy and dangerous commute all over new england this morning. jennifer delgado is tracking that storm. you thought it was cold yesterday in washington, d.c. look at the temperatures and what it feels like through parts of the upper midwest, plains, and ohio valley. look at those wind chill values. minus 39 in duluth. minus 22 in minneapolis. of course, these temperatures are barely making it above the freezing mark. and this cold air has invaded parts of the u.s. it's not going anywhere. you can see for yourself, anywhere in blue we have a wind chill advisory. that means wind chill values today and even some locations through tomorrow, they're going
to be down to minus 35. that includes parts of west virginia and areas like pennsylvania as well as into new york. so we're going to be cold as we go through the next couple days. we are going to see a little warmup and potential for some areas to deal with hypothermia and frostbite. you want to make sure you're really bunld willing up outside. the other story, we're dealing with snow. some of that coming down through parts of eastern massachusetts. you can see cape cod as well as into areas. really just north of boston. we are going to look at potential between one and three inches of snowfall as we go through about 1:00 this afternoon. but, of course, the real action is the lake effect that's stirring up right along lake michigan as well as lake erie and ontario. we're talking some of these locations we could see one to three feet of snow when all is said and done. as we go through today, we're talking four to six inches and along the eastern shores for areas including cleveland, lake erie. we're talking about some of these locations roughly about 10
to 20 inches of snowfall as we go through the day. and look at some of the totals already. in 24 hours, in erie, pennsylvania, they picked up 24 inches of snow. now that cold air, as i said, is in place across the east. imagine if the inauguration was today where the temperature is only going to be 25 for the average high should be 43. we're talking 30 degrees below average. actual actually zorida, where is she? >> sun dance. utah. no, wyoming. >> it's warmer in utah. i remember she was bragging about going to sun dance. >> i don't know where i am let alone her. she's out there somewhere and it's cold, right? >> very cold. stay warm. >> thank you. this is new york, yesterday was washington. >> and i'm john. >> your name is john. i'm cross-i i'm christine. the world's most eligible bachelor is back home today. it's not john better man. he's revealing new details about killing members of the taliban. we'll sit down with him after this quick break.
clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. nine grams protein. zero fat. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable,
plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. [ bop ] [ bop ] [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how about v8 v-fusion. a full serving of vegetables, a full serving of fruit. but what you taste is the fruit. so even you... could've had a v8.
a former pastor shouted his message throughout president obama's ceremony while up in an ever green tree. reeves grogan was arrested once he came down. 40 years after roe versus wade, the landmark ruling is still the law of the land. and recent survey found it's likely to stay that way. the pugh survey found that although most religious groups think it's morally wrong, they support overturning it. >> the sound of gunfire at a wisconsin hospital. a fire arm discharged during an incident involving a county deputy and a prisoner who was currently a patient at the aurora lakeland medical center. a spokesman says it was an isolated incident. an american pastor jailed in iran for his religious beliefs
appeared if iranian court on monday. he's been in custody there sense september. the state run news agency reported he would soon be released on bail but his wife said the court rejected the family's attempt to pay. she and her lawyer say the bail was $116,000. the court apparently rejected it on a technicality. prince harry is home today from his second tour of duty serving the british army in afghanistan where he admits he killed some members of the taliban. the 28-year-old british royal said he took enemy fighters out of the game during his 20-week tour in afghanistan. >> interesting. so the mountains of park city, utah, park city, utah, are starting to look like hollywood. right now the movie business is focusing on the 35th annual sundance film festival. along with the parties and celebrity sightings, there are plenty of movies to see. some high profile documentaries are getting tons of attention including "linsanity."
coming up, we're going to go to park city for a live report. >> all right. 17, 18 minutes past the hour in the morning. time for your early reads. your local newsmaking national headlines this morning. beginning with new orleans times picayune. five teens were shot in a drive by shooting. police say a white two door sedan targeted a group of teens standing outside a grocery store yesterday a half hour after an mlk day parade passed by. the boys' injuries are not life threatening. they're hoping to use surveillance camera footage to catch the shooter. it was a dream come true for minnesota soldier and his wife on monday. dan westby and his wife received an invitation to the president's inaugural ball but they couldn't afford the trip. so thanks to local coverage of the story, donations puoured in.
he called it the opportunity a gift from god. that is super, super nice. i hope they had an awesome time. so for an expanded look at our top stories, head to our blog, c cnn.com/earlystart. >> all right. coming up, it's a ticket that's even more exclusive than the inaugural balls in d.c. we're talking about davos. it's not about the 1%. this is maybe the .01%. one of those people is ali belshi. from capital one, olaf gets great rewards for his small business! pizza! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! helium delivery. put it on my spark card! [ pop! ] [ garth ] why settle for less? great businesses deserve great rewards! awesome!!! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day!
this year's theme is resilient dine mix. what does that mean? >> reporter: why do you have to ask me the tough questions? i have no idea what that means. in fact, those gathered here have been discussing this ad nauseam for the couple days, what on earth could that mean? by the way, one of the producers said this looks like a fake backdrop. this is not. this is davos. the snow will be coming down in the little while. it is the highest city in europe. this event has been going on for 40 years. a lot of bars and restaurants. one of them has a picture of you celebrating a birthday some years ago here in davos. a lot of big things happened here. this was started 40 years ago that was started by a professor of the university of geneva. he wanted european companies to learn american management techniques which were much more advanced at the time. he wanted them to understand the whole concept of stake holders.
that is not just the shareholders and customers but also the employees, the community in which you live, the country in which you operate. so now this became a gathering of corporate leaders and royalty and kings and prime ministers. they're all here, about 2500 of them. hundreds of journalists. even some leaders who aren't, like everybody is here, christine. this is a weird gathering. and they come up with a theme. the last several years the themes have been about dealing with these crisis in 2008 and 2009, the big financial crisisment then the european crisis in 2011 and 2012. now they came up with resilient dynamism. he said we are dynamic as a world. a lot of echos from president obama's inaugural speech yesterday. not entirely clear what it means. there will be hundreds of sessions through the course of the next few days and then lots and lots of informal meetings between leaders. this is a tight town. and in theory, the leaders of the world will leave energized and thinking about the future
and saying it's not all doom and gloom, stop watching the news. there are great things going on out there. >> let me ask you this question. i know they're talking about this, austerity. has austerity gone too far? >> yes. >> has spending too much and higher taxes sapped growth when you're starving for growth? >> reporter: yeah. and christine lagard, the former french finance minister is here. she and others said, yes, it's gone too far. it is stunted growth. while cutting debt, while cutting expenses, it has had the opposite infect. rather than creating growth and creating an environment for businesses to invest because they think governments are being responsible, things have slowed down so much there's been so much unemployment, 11.6% in the euro zone than it's having the opposite effect. we have to find a more dalan ba approach to how we go forward. europe has a disproportionate influence of this conversation. there is a conversation particularly vis-a-vis the
united states as to how much is too much and how much austerity, how much in terms of cutting back is actually enough, christine? >> really nice to see you. when you run into indiana jones, he can have his hat back. nice to see you. >> how many bars are there over the world that have pictures of you in them? >> no, i turned 28 at a davos -- last year -- and it was one of the best birthdays ever. first time i ever ran into kings and bankers and princesses. it's really an interesting .01% of the global leaders. >> with the official public swearing inform the president all done, you know that, small matter over, the really big news of the day -- what was she wearing? look at that lovely red dress. this is not just a big story, it is epic. we'll have it coming up. but if you're looking at the house right now, you can watch us any time on your desktop or mobile phone. [ male announcer ] when it comes to the financial obstacles military families face, we understand.
our financial advice is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings retirement advice. call or visit us online. we're ready to help. learn more with our free usaa retirement guide. call 877-242-usaa. [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do.
seneca falls and selma and stonewall -- >> from civil rights to gay rights, president obama sets his radar or civil liberties for all americans. >> plus, the most anticipated red dress of the decade. heck, i'm going to go with ever. first lady michelle obama is a hit at the inaugural ball. and we're tracking a great white shark off east coast of the united states right now. that story is straight ahead. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. i'm in for zorida today.
>> i'm john better man. it is 30 minutes past the hour right now. president obama serving up his vision for his second term. it was an 18, 19-minute inaugural address on martin luther king day. he mentioned pivotal civil rights struggles of the past. >> we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths that all of us are created equal is the star that guides us still, just as it guided our forebearers throh seneca falls and selma and stonewall. >> he also laid out his vision for the future advancing gay rights, tolerance towards illegal immigrants and preserving social welfare programs and stopping climate change. he specifically singled that out. white house correspondent dan loathian was in washington for the whole thing. the president's speech talked a lot about our common heritage and made a lot of historical references, the constitution and declaration of independence. do you think the references
resonated? >> reporter: well, the president certainly hopes they resonate. the president referring to two giants that he reveers, abraham lincoln, martin luther king jr. he often quotes from them. so his speech was very much rooted in the past. but he tried to move it forward and make it relevant in the present. >> we have always understood that when times change, so must we. that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges, preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action. >> now, john, the president delivered his speech in a much different climate than he faced four years ago when he came into office then. he was dealing with two wars. he was facing the financial crisis. this time, the president was really looking forward, trying to piece together his agenda, a progressive agenda for the next four years. >> you know, the president made
history in his speech. the first ever real reference to gay rights in an inauguration. he singled out climate change by name and actually got more ink than any other issue in the speech. what is the significance? >> reporter: these are things the president did not really deal with a lot in his first term. yes, he did evolve on the issue of gay marriage. but things like climate change, you did not hear a lot about that at all. there were hispanics that were not happy with the president because he made big promises about immigration reform in his first term. that is something he was not able to do. so what the president is essentially doing is setting the table to deliver on some of these things that he was not able to do in his first term. take a listen. >> reporter: our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be
equal as well. >> again, that reference getting a lot of attention because it's believed that that is the first time that a president has talked about gay rights in an inauguration speech. john. >> now, it is not a universally popular speech though, dan, as you can imagine. he is receiving some criticism. the president is from the right. "the wall street journal" calling this speech "we the government." >> reporter: that's right. some republicans yesterday did not want to be very critical because this was a very historic day. they wanted to keep it very positive. they talked about this being a fresh start for the president. but you look at the "wall street journal" and a piece saying "president obama wants more government. in his second inaugural address, he masked the message with phrases like collective action and doing things together but these were standing uchl mixes really for a bigger and more ambitious federal government. that's the unmy takable goal of a second term and his inaugural address devoted to his determination to achieve it." everyone is looking and hoping
for a new start for a lot of bipartisanship over the next four years. but clearly i think you'll see some of the tones that rolled out in first term. >> so where does that new start start? what do we expect today? tomorrow? the first few weeks? >> reporter: well, you know, today starts with prayer service and perhaps that's needed as the president faces the next four years. he heads to the national cathedral where you have an interfaith service where prayers are offered up not only for the president but also for the vice president. this is tradition that dates all the way back to fdr, john. >> all right, dan loathian, so nice to see you this morning. so as expected, style and fashion at the inaugural ceremonies did not disappoint one little bit. here is our resident fashionista, alina cho. >> ladies and gentlemen, my better half and my dance partner, michelle obama. >> reporter: if watching first lady michelle obama's fashion choices is a sport, the
inauguration is the super bowl. fashion's biggest prize. when mrs. obama emerged in a ruby red chiffon and velvet gown, the fashion world was atwitter. who designed it? the world now knows, the answer is jason wu, again. this response from wu on twitter, in shock! shows he was just as surprised this time as he was four years ago. >> take me to that moment where she walked out. >> i mean i was screaming. i was like, it's me. it's really brilliant what she's done in keeping it a secret. in the previous administrations, while there is always interest in what the first lady wore, it was never this red carpet moment. >> reporter: red was definitely on her mind. this is an exclusive look at jason wu's sketch of the obama gown. and clearly, there was something here that caught the first lady's eye n choosing wu, she
once again puts the taiwanese designer on the biggest world stage. not to be forgotten, there was another outfit on display. the one the first lady wore on inauguration morning. her choice this time, coat and dress by american designer tom brown. we tracked him down at his hotel in paris. celebrating the moment. >> can you never predict, you know, life to happen this way. i'm just so fortunate. i'm so honored and so proud that she's -- she chose mine. >> for this occasion, the 47-year-old designer chose fabric for the first lady based on men's silk ties. >> i had an idea that the president would be wearing navy. so i wanted to do something that would -- that she would look really good with him. and i chose a dark navy pattern which is a tisilk jacquard fabr that i have used in my men's
collection. >> for this designer, this moment represents name recognition, a potential for big business and largely he has one woman to thank. >> style coming from me is somebody that has that confidence to be able to be their own person and be that true individual that they are and i think she definitely will go down in history as that. >> clearly the first lady making her mark on fashion history. we'll have the designer of first lady michelle obama's dress live in our 9:00 a.m. hour. stay tuned for that. >> she is fashion. >> i know. >> crazy. the sundance film festival is in full swing this week. we have a roert lieporter live and she's going to tell us about the hottest movies this year and just how cold it is out in utah. , with fancy feast mornings gourmet cat food.
mornings are delicious protein rich entrees with garden veggies and egg. fancy feast mornings. the best ingredient is love. hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem,
that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin, xarelto® is proven effective to reduce the risk of an afib-related stroke. there is limited data on how these drugs compare when warfarin is well managed. no routine blood monitoring means bob can spend his extra time however he likes. new zealand! xarelto® is just one pill a day, taken with the evening meal. and with no dietary restrictions, bob can eat the healthy foods he likes. do not stop taking xarelto® rivaroxaban without talking to the doctor who prescribes it for you. stopping may increase your risk of having a stroke. get medical help right away if you develop any signs or symptoms of bleeding, like unusual bruising or tingling. you may have a higher risk of bleeding if you take xarelto® with aspirin products, nsaids or blood thinners. talk to your doctor before taking xarelto® if you currently have abnormal bleeding. xarelto® can cause bleeding, which can be serious, and rarely may lead to death. you are likely to bruise more easily on xarelto®, and it may take longer for bleeding to stop.
tell your doctors you are taking xarelto® before any planned medical or dental procedures. before starting xarelto®, tell your doctor about any conditions, such as kidney, liver or bleeding problems. ready to change your routine? ask your doctor about once-a-day xarelto®. for more information including cost support options, call 1-888-xarelto or visit goxarelto.com.
much of hollywood has mi dr migrated to utah for the sun dance film festival. we have a look at this year's festival. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. i'm really excited to be here. this is the 35th anniversary of sundance. where we are this morning, christine, is on a balcony and overlooking where it all began. it's hard to see at this hour of the morning. it is exactly 3:42 in the morning here. the egyptian theater is right over my left shoulder. and that's where this all got started 35 years ago. so let me set the scene for you. i have pictures to show you around 45,000 people have come and gathered here. it's a ten-day festival. it's really hard to get in and out of here because the crowds are just incredible. even when i was headed in this morning at a ridiculous hour of the morning, the crowds were still all over the place.
and, of course, there are a lot of celebrities. i have the pleasure of meeting a little bit later nicole kidman. and there are a lot of parties. i had an opportunity to go to one. i want you to share this with bett berman. we're going to be taking a look at the film "linsanity." take a look at this. >> that is very exciting. >> berman, you made it back! i'm so excited. i'm actually going to have a chance to sit down with jeremy lin's brother josh. i'm doing this for you because you're such a fan. actually, i think it's me. >> you know what is so interesting, half of the films at the sun dance this year are directed by women. >> reporter: yeah. it's a really big deal. you know, a lot of the women here we've been talking to them, they've met either filmmakers or directors, actors, and they say, you know what? this is really great that we're talking about this. we finally have reached parody.
it is almost 50% of the films. they said had is really going to be a story when in fact it's no longer a story. and it's just commonplace. so let me share some more details with you. i'm cheating here because there is so much information. 119 films from 32 different countries are going to be viewed here. one of the things that people are talking about is women in film. we're going to have a chance to visit with a lot of women. one of the films that is directed by a woman is "austin land." this is getting a lot of buzz here at sundance. it not only has a female director, the producer is stephanie meyer of "twilight" fame. the film is generating so much buzz. it is a romantic comedy about a 30 something-year-old woman who is obsessed with all things jane austin. she ends up visiting an austin themed british resort. the owner is played by actress jane seymour and we had a chance
to catch with up. >> i think the idea of austin land, a place can you really go back in time and i can imagine people wanting to do that. they did it nicel lnicely. my character is a bit mean. >> and we have a little bit of good news to share with you, sony pictures, classics just announced a deal for them. they will release the film in the summer. it is one of the first breakout films of the sun dance film festival. we'll continue to watch them all for you. i'm sure there will be many more. >> all right. >> tom and christine? >> that sounds like a really fun assignment. have a good time. have a very nice time. >> so fabulous. she fits right into the fabulousness of sundance. >> she is so hollywood. >> it's 20 degrees warmer than where it will be in new york city. 45 minutes after the hour right now. if you needed something else to worry about this morning, a great white shark is hanging out off the east coast. we're going to track that beast for you and we'll have that story after the quick break.
ges for his small business! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! woo-hoo!!! so that's ten security gators, right? put them on my spark card! why settle for less? testing hot tar... great businesses deserve great rewards! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day! what's in your wallet? here's your invoice. your doctor will say get smart about your weight. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. [ bop ] [ bop ] [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how about v8 v-fusion. a full serving of vegetables, a full serving of fruit. but what you taste is the fruit. so even you... could've had a v8.
stonewall. how is this for a wakeup call? a woman from st. george, utah, is lucky to be alive after a large boulder came crashing through her bedroom. this happened early saturday morning. wanda denhalter suffered a broken jaw and sternum and leg injuries. her husband was not home at the time. a geologist warned them that cliff above their rented home appears to be unstable. a surfer found himself stuck between a rock and hard place monday in san francisco. that's right. somehow, yep, he ended atop seal rock off ocean beach. rescue crews couldn't reach him by boat. the surf her to carefully jump into the water where coast guard swimmers were waiting below. the surfer then paddled over to the rescue boat. a terrifying few moments, no doubt, for that surfer. >> we have another ocean story for you. teeth like razors and big enough to bite you in half. a massive great white shark is right off the coast of north
carolina's outer banks right now. we're going to show you a picture of her in september. incredible video from o-search pulling her out of the water near cape cod. they tag her with a tracker and let her go and nicknamed her mary lee. we told you about mary lee two weeks ago. at the time, o search tracked her within 200 yards of jacksonville beach off florida. they had to call and warn the people of jacksonville she was so close to the beach. she's been a very busy girl since then. mary lee traveled hundreds of miles north and now very close to north carolina's outer banks near hateras. you can follow her any time you want. just go to o search's website. chris fisher is the founder of o search. he's been calling authorities when mary lee gets too close for comfort. now it seems a little too close for comfort off the coast of north carolina, chris. >> yeah, good morning, john. i was shocked again yesterday when she was very near a place
in north carolina. now she rounded hateras. phenomenal to see her movements throughout the southeast. she is shocking all of us, including the scientists. in the last week she's moved from charleston up the beach to myrtle beach. she's rounded cape fear, cape lookout and now at hateras. you know, really expecting her to turn back south. it's a little bit too early in the winter for i guess a snow shark to be heading north. we feel like she'll head south again. but really no one knows. this is the first time we've ever been able to do this. >> part of what you do is warn people which the sharks you track get too close to shore. why do you do that? how close did she get this time? >> well, i mean our primary purpose in this is research, to figure out where they're breeding and where they're giving birth to protect those areas. but come on, when you have the kind of data when a 16 foot mature white shark that's over 3500 pounds comes close to a populated area, i feel an o obligation to call. yesterday she was very close to
the shore, either right on the beach right in front of it or actually inside the sound nearby. a few hours later, she popped out off shore. she was very near there. and so i did pick up the phone again yesterday, called authorities and it was an amusing experience calling the authorities there. they were very excited about it. he said well you are calling me just to tell me there is a big shark on the beach or do i need to do something? i'm like, no, just calling to tell you there's a big shark off the beach. they went about handling their own business there. >> is it unusual for a shark to move like this? why do you think mary lee might be doing it? >> well, you know, i was thinking about that last night. when we captured mary lee off cape cod, a coast guard helicopter was hovering over a massive shark coming out of the bay there. and about 45 minutes later we actually saw mary lee at our research vessel and tagged her. i was thinking about that last night. when you look at her track over the past two weeks from jacksonville beach which you mentioned earlier to where she is off hateras, she is exploring
the coast and going in and out and very near a lot of estuaries and river mouths. so i think this is quite common for mary lee. she seems to like those kind of estuary river mouth areas where jeannie is off the coast of savannah about 40 miles off the beach. and that's where i think we all thought mary lee and jeannie would be probably exploiting opportunities while northern white whales are giving birth. mary lee is coastal. we're wondering if she's looking for seals off hateras. you know, since mat reen mammal protection act 40 years ago, a lot of the seal populations have begun to rebound. maybe mary lee is exploiting that and cape cod in the summer. >> just one quickly for those coming into the story. how did you give her the name mary lee again? >> mary lee is named after my mom. she's giddy about it. she's asking about her every day. mary lee has become the rock star of sharks. she's the most famous fish that's ever lived now.
>> all right, chris fisher, thanks so much for keeping us up to speed on mary lee. it is fascinating to track her movements. great to see you again this morning. >> and what an hommage after your mother to name a big scary shark after mom. a packed hour ahead on "early start" including the best and worst to inauguration day from flubs and bangs and the highlight reel that has everything covered for you and a football wife goes off on twitter after the patriots get bounced by the baltimore ravens. apparently she's tired of hearing about the retiring ray lewis and wants to remind people about his sketchy past. but first, the littlest member of the first family stealing the show. [ dog barks ] ♪ ♪
welcome back, everyone. 57 minutes after the hour. i'm john better man alongside christine romans. we're taking a look at top cnn trends. >> kids do the darnedest things. sash why obama is not impressed with daddy's speech. she was spotted yawning during the inaugural. and that set off a flurry of tweets. hey, she's 11. cut her a break. there was also this cute moment on sunday after her father's official swearing in. she congratulated him with a smile and picked up on the mike saying good job, dad, you didn't mess up. i guess she remembers from four years ago. >> it was simply adorable. call it our moment of zen, the kelly clarkson photo bomb. she was there to sing "my country tis of thee." and then look who popped out from behind her. can you imagine the caption contest going on on the air today.
bill clinton was there shaking hands with a lot of people. kelly clarkson sang "america the beautiful." she was fantastic. brought the house down. >> some post inaugural late night laughs now. courtesy of jon stewart. listen. >> there were stars aplenty. who better to spot them than "good morning america" hostage george stephanopoulos. >> look at that crowd gathering now. that is morgan freeman i think on the capitol steps. bill russell, i'm sorry. thank you. >> now, in george stephanopoulos' defense, all tall people look alike to him. i see gray chins. i don't know! still, for the rest of the morning, he did a very good jb. right here, of course, we have venus and serena williams coming out. oh, look there, there is danny
glover. oh, the dazzling miss halle barrie looking fine. there is general colin powell and his girlfriend great diana ross. and here is a treat, nba hall of famer bill russell. the crowd loves him. >> "early start" continues right now. >> you and i have the power to set this country's course. >> president obama gets to work today on his second-term agenda. harry, taliban hunter? the prince home from afghanistan and war stories to tell. winter weather alert. a big chill, and a big snowstorm forming that could mess up travel in a huge way this morning. cold. look how cold in the country. >> 49 below with the windchill in minnesota. very cold. good morning. a cold morning. welcome to "early start."
i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it's 6:00 on the nose in the east. >> a lot of people up all night partying in washington. so many stories to tell about this inauguration. president obama and the first lady and the bidens will attend the national prayer service at the national cathedral, carrying out a tradition going back to george washington. newly inaugurated president obama channeled civil rights history, making mention of seneca falls, selma and stone wall while laying out his vision for the future. dan lothian in washington, watching it all go down. good morning, dan. >> good morning. some people believe that speech by the president was a bold speech. one that he been working on since mid december. he delivered it in a much different climate than he faced four years ago when he had two wars, also dealing with the financial crisis this time, the president used history to help
define his progressive agenda for the next four years. >> please raise your right hand. >> and so it began, the second inaugural ceremony of president barack obama. part campaign speech, part pragmatic lecture, he felt comfortable in his presidential skin. >> my fellow americans, we were made for this moment and we will seize it together. >> the speech was rooted in history and on this holiday, reverend martin luther king jr.'s dream. >> we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. >> reporter: the past made modern with first-time references to climate change, immigration reform and sexual equality. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one
another must be equal as well. >> foreign policy was noticeably absent from his address, though he heralded the end of a decade of war and touted a recovering economy and touted the challenges still ahead. >> the commitments we make to each other through medicare, medicaid, social security. these do not sap our nation, they strengthen us. >> the president refrained from partisan jabs and singled out his former gop opponent mitt romney with this line. >> they don't make us a nation of takers. ♪ >> reporter: filling the air with patriotism, the voices of kelly clarkson and beyonce. ♪ r. there was a poem and prayers. a nostalgic president turned back toward the lincoln memor l
memorial. >> i want to take a look one more time. i'm not going to see this again. >> reporter: the president talked about the fact that success can't mean a few are doing well and a growing number are barely making it. the president acknowledging the partisanship in washington, but saying everyone needs to work together for the good of the country. john. >> so astounding to watch him take that step to pause and wonder about what he was witnessing for the last time at his inauguration. what was on his schedule for the day? >> the president heads to washington national cathedral for an interfaith service where there are prayers offered up for the country and the second term of the president and vice president. most recent presidents have gone there, although president bill clinton -- former president bill clinton did not. he went to an african-american church in washington. >> thank you very much, dan
lothian. not everyone happy to hear what president obama had to say in his inaugural address. some high-profile senate republicans said that obama failed to extend an olive branch. john mccain said i would have liked to have seen some outreach. and john thune said mostly 30,000 foot stuff and he wasn't doing the kind of outreach that he needs to do if he wants to get things accomplished in the second term. and susan collins of maine said i had hoped it would be a little less partisan than it was at times. the nation's capital in full party mode. the obamas not only looked amazing, they seemed to have a great time taking it in the second time around. the number of parties scaled back from ten -- ten parties four years ago. two last night. there was definitely no shortage of big stars, big moments, 21 acts, including jennifer hudson,
alicia keys, stevie wonder performing. and brianna keilar has more. >> ladies and gentlemen, my better half, and my dance partner, michelle obama. >> reporter: at the commander in chief's ball, jennifer hudson sang "let's stay together." and michelle obama revealing she chose jason wu. next, the inaugural ball, where 30,000 people were expected to attend. this inaugural ball falls on a tradition started in 2009 to open up exclusive events to every-day americans. tickets cost $60 and got people access to an amazing lineup of
entertainers. alicia keys tweaked a rendition of her famous song. brad paisley brought the country. and stevie wonder brought down the house. while jamie fox serenaded the bidens. ♪ i can't stop loving you >> reporter: there was also a special performance by mexico's hottest rock band. i'm here with the winners of multiple grammies and multiple latin grammys. alex, let me ask you, have you supported president obama in his re-election this year. so many hispanic americans came out for him. why do you think it happened? >> it's very easy. obama and the democrats had the best option for latinos, immigration reform on the table. the dream act, the latino -- the latinos here in the united
states are so powerful and their voice notices to be heard. they need to be treated as first-class citizens. >> reporter: in addition to v politicians, volunteers came. these are all done by hand? >> i sewed them on. >> reporter: a lot of work behind them and still ahead of them. but tonight it was just time for a good party. >> that looks like it was a pretty good party. brianna keilar, thank you. eight minutes after the hour. three americans killed in the hostage standoff that happened in algeria last week. the family of one of them will hold a news conference at 11:00 a.m. eastern time at a relative's home in texas. relatives of victor lovelace say he felt 100% safe working at the
gas plant in algeria. >> nothing has happened in so long and my friend has been doing it for so long, and it's so safe, we have protection and he really truly felt safe there. >> lovelady's daughter, erin, wants everyone to know what a great dad victor was and how much he will be missed. 38 others confirmed dead from the standoff. >> certainly a terrifying situation. the testimony that some americans have been waiting for months to hear. secretary of state hillary clinton will testify on the attack on the u.s. consulate on benghazi. secretary clinton scheduled to testify last month, but delayed after suffering a concussion and later a blood clot that sent her to the hospital. the world's most eligible bachelor back home, and revealing new details about killing members of the taliban. we'll explain, when we come back. ♪
good morning, turtle. ♪ my friends are all around me ♪ my friends, they do surround me ♪ ♪ i hope this never ends ♪ and we'll be the best of friends ♪ ♪ all set? all set. [ male announcer ] introducing the reimagined 2013 chevrolet traverse, with spacious seating for up to eight. imagine that. it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here.
to the best vacation sp(all) the gulf! cisco. it doesn't matter which of our great states folks visit. mississippi, alabama, louisiana or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious. we're having such a great year on the gulf, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. now is the perfect time to visit anyone of our states. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride, go fishing or just lay in the sun. we've got coastline to explore and wildlife to photograph. and there's world class dining with our world famous seafood. so for a great vacation this year, come to the gulf. its all fabulous but i give florida the edge. right after mississippi. you mean alabama. say louisiana or there's no dessert. this invitation is brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home.
where he admits he killed some members of the taliban. he took enemy fighters "out of the game" during his 20-week tour in afghanistan. now that prince harry is finally home, several answer views from the tour are just now making news. max foster has more. >> they call the vhr, very high readiness. it might look like downtime, but the call to fly can come at any time. it happened once in the middle of an interview. it wasn't just being able to do his job that made harry value his deployment to afghanistan so highly. it was the simplicity of his life out here. prince harry stayed in these simple containers when he was here in camp bastion. a far cry from the palaces he grew up in. and when he was working overnights, things were even more basic. >> this is my bed.
i will make it when it's done here, it's a joy. made. this is as much privacy as one would get. >> reporter: while he was out here, harry received news his sister-in-law, the duchess of cambridge was expecting a baby. >> can't wait to be an uncle. very unfortunate they were forced to publicize it when they were, but that's the media for you. i hope she gets the necessary protection to allow her as a mother to be to enjoy the privacy that comes with. >> reporter: harry's own privacy is clearly a concern for the prince as well. and he made little attempt to hide it. >> i never wanted you guys to be out here, but there was an agreement made to invite you out on the deal that you -- that the media didn't speculate before the deployment. that's the only reason you guys are out here. >> reporter: back home, the
media glare will inevitably be brighter and the pressure back on to find a partner. >> find the right person, everything feels right it takes time, especially for myself and my brother. you will never find someone who will jump into the position that it would hold, simple as that. >> reporter: perhaps harry's main interests himself will be getting back out to the front line as soon as he can. max foster, cnn, camp bastian, afghanistan. >> we'll have to see what happens now that he's back home. the reason why he's wearing a christmas tree and santa hat, at agreement is, of course, we don't -- for the safety of his whole team, that, you know, all of those interviews were aired when he's back. >> a treat to hear from the world's most eligible bachelor, wearing anything. wearing anything. leave it at that. 15 minutes after the hour. we'll bring you up to speed on the top stories. and richard blanco, appearing
last night with anderson cooper. he was inspired to write "one today" after hearing then-senator obama speak at the democratic national convention in 2004. >> i always wanted to write a poem and i finally got an assignment and there were echoes of that in my mind, and something i've always believed, especially since i moved to a small town, that idea of unity, not only unity, but the fact that we're all so necessary, and every little piece is what makes this puzzle in america work. >> later on "starting point," soledad will sit down with poet richard blanco. the mountains of park city, utah, looking like hollywood. the 35th annual sundance film festival. celebrities, and celebrity sightings and movies to see.
"linsanity" one of the films we'll profile. and we'll take to you park city for a live report from our very own zoraida sambolin. >> very own movie star. >> 16 minutes past the hour. time for your morning headlines. >> honolulu star advertiser, with two hawaii bands at the parade. one features a hula troop. hawaii the only state to have two bands perform. it's fitting they would get extra play, since it's where the president was born. the birth certificate says so. "los angeles times" details about sex abuse in the catholic church. los angeles archbishop roger mahoney and a top adviser conspired to keep incidents of abuse from law enforcement. these memos were 15 years before the sex abuse scandal. follow us on twitter and
facebook. follow us on earlystartcnn. a hot breakfast, a workout room, every traveler has things they look for. guests are finding more options under one roof. and romans has today's road warriors. >> one hotel with two names on it. big chains like hilton, marriott, choice hotels, are combining different brands in the same building. for instance, hilton garden inn sharing space with homewood suites. the industry calls it dual branding to indicator to a wide every variety of guests in the same spot. if you like to stick to your room, you won't notice a difference. check-in areas are separate, and the rooms and prices are on par with other locations. but if you you may find more dining options, better workout rooms, upgraded lounges and conferences rooms.
they share the common spaces and some services but offer the distinct touches that they are known for the brand for are you going for. this gives guests more options and more bang for their buck if they know how to take advantage of it. >> i haven't seen that. really interesting. coming up, a ticket more exclusive than the inaugural ball. we're talking about davos. not the 1%, this is the .01%. there he is. our indiana jones coming to you live from davos. >> kojak! [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. omnipotent of opportunity. you know how to mix business... with business. and you...rent from national.
because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i could get used to this. [ male announcer ] yes, you could business pro. yes, you could. go national. go like a pro. for their annual football trip. that's double miles you can actually use. tragically, their buddy got sacked by blackouts. but it's our tradition! that's roughing the card holder. but with the capital one venture card you get double miles you can actually use. [ cheering ] any flight, anytime. the scoreboard doesn't lie. what's in your wallet? hut! i have me on my fantasy team. what's in your wallet? hut! meet the 5-passenger ford c-max hybrid. when you're carrying a lot of weight, c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate.
but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. two. three. my credit card rewards are easy to remember with the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. [ both ] 2% back on groceries.
[ all ] 3% on gas. no hoops to jump through. i earn more cash back on the things i buy the most. [ woman ] it's as easy as... one! -two. -[ all ] three! [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. apply online or at a bank of america near you. we're minding your business this morning. u.s. stock futures mixed. another big week for corporate earnings. fresh home sales numbers at 10:00 eastern time. >> the big news for business leaders, the world economic summit in davos, switzerland.
ali, every year davos has a theme. this year is resilient dynamism. what does that mean? >> no idea. i guess it's better than saying this year it's not europe's fault, it will be america's fault if things don't work. i guess it's better than saying through the financial crisis and the european debt crisis, we're still standing. it doesn't scream ideas about the future schshg is what davos is about. it was started in 1951 by a professor in geneva. this is very hard to get to. this isn't a back drop, this isn't fake, it's real. normally it's snowing. it's where you come for ideas. world business leaders, academics, intellectuals.
the theme doesn't seem to be ash a central issue, more broadly about the fact that the world is resilient. i don't really know what dynamic resilience means, but some way of moving forward in the midst of all political problems in the united states or europe, and the sense that the founder gave us was that there really are ideas. there are things moving forward and this renaissance on the horizon you and i talk about, particularly in the united states. there seems to be a bottoming out of problems in europe. but still real issues, governments are a big part of it. that's the kind of discussion we'll have all week with global leaders, political and business. >> they'll be talking about austerity and whether it's gone too far spending cuts, higher taxes. they are talking about this. >> we are three years into the discussion about europe and its debt crisis, and austerity and now back to the u.s.
conversation about spending cuts in order to get the deficit under control and there are a lot of people, including the head of the imf who say look at europe's example to say america, don't go too far, you could slow growth down to the point it doubles down on itself. it starts to make things worse because more people are out of work, not paying taxes, they become recipients of government aid and you're not generating economic growth, the kind that creates jobs, so i think that will be one focus. the other focus is trust. does anybody trust anybody anymore? do we trust our governments to make the right decisions, our employers to make the right decision? i hope i have more time to talk about it in between the swarees. >> i trust alli, and i trust yo. what is the one thing i need to
know about my money? >> you need to know home sales and home prices are forecast to rise this year. deutsche bank's chief economist says 2013 will be the year of the house. >> really? >> and zillow says that home prices will rise. the year of the house. >> is that between the year of the rat and the year of the dragon. 25 minutes after the hour. with the official public swearing in of president barack obama the next moment, the epic, historical moment, the red dress worn by the first lady. that story and so much more, coming up. two. three. my credit card rewards are easy to remember with the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. [ both ] 2% back on groceries. [ all ] 3% on gas. no hoops to jump through. i earn more cash back on the things i buy the most. [ woman ] it's as easy as... one! -two. -[ all ] three!
sets his sights on civil rights for all. >> and it was red and en uk. michelle obama's dress is epic. and a football star's wife goes off on facebook. and zoraida sambolin joins us live from the sundance film festival. >> i'm john berman. the speech in his second inaugural address, president obama sought to link the nation's founding principles with challenges facing the country today. >> we, the people, declare today the most evident of truths, all of us are created equal. is the star that guides us, just
as it guided our forebearers and all of the men and women, sung and unsung who left footprints along the great mall to hear a preacher say we cannot walk alone. >> we have the author of "presidential leadership: 15 decisions that changed a nation." >> good morning. >> you said this was the president's last best chance to deliver a speech for the ages. did he deliver? >> i think he came extremely close, which is to say it's a high bar to set. it was a big moment. him defining the progressive era. the word we're hearing, a liberal reagan. the most ideological speech since reagan's first inaugural and picked up on the legacy of lincoln, a little bit of fdr, kennedy, johnson. a big line in the sand, it got close. >> what was so eau yeeg for this president was gay rights. this is the first president really to not speak in code about equality for gaze.
he mentioned stonewall, the new york city bar, the first sight of open resistance by gay americans and the first president to mention it directly. listen. >> our journ ooh is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are created like everyone else under the law. >> the president made history there. >> i liked the previous clip when he connected seneca and stonewall. highest rhetorical flourish as well. more than just symbolic. connecting the threats of liberal progressive behavior and says this is where the future is. and this is the speech a lot of people wanted to hear four years ago, much more about compromise and working together and fixing politics. we tried that, didn't quite work, this is what i stand for, and follow me. >> a different president than four years ago. >> much different. not just more gray hair, but
much more seasoned, a little cynical about the process, but not about the country's future. i was very impressed with the way he captured the moment. which is not an easy thing to do. >> reagan for liberalism, and conservatives say this is a big government manifesto. i want to read you something from the "wall street journal" here. president obama wants more government. he masked the message with phrases like collective action and doing things together. these were standing euphemisms really for bigger government. and this is the unmistakable goal of his second term, and his inaugural address was devoted to determination. >> that's what you would expect. some really progressive, interesting thoughts. but against the back drop we have a crushing deficit and debt. long-term entitlement problems and it's within the confines of
an ever-shrinking government. and talked more about fiscal stuff. not debt and unemployment. more on the social side, which was interesting. >> and eight lines about climate change in there. was that -- to be on record, or is that part of his legacy? >> i think it was to be on record. the one part of the speech, the middle part felt like state of the union, ticked off very specific things, talking to specifically his base. there was climate change, and gay rights and other things, so i think part of it was to be on the record, made sure he said it. the focus won't be on climate change. it will be about a new progressive america, his vision. liberals wanted to hear the speech. >> how much time to make his legacy? >> 18 months until september of next year when the mid terms start and after that, he becomes a lame duck. >> thank you so much. >> 34 minutes after the hour. the first latina to perform the swearing in oath.
later, soledad has an hoo-depth interview with sonia sotomayor, and why she says you cannot have it all. >> the possibility of having it all, it's a myth we would do well to abandon. >> the thought at every moment of your day you could feel equally fulfilled, i think is what the word i use there, pernicious. it's ridiculous. style and fashion so much a part of last night. exploding everywhere you looked. michelle obama may have outdone herself this time with another masterpiece by jason wu. alaina cho with reaction from the fashion world. >> ladies and gentlemen, my better half and my dance partner. >> reporter: if watching first lady michelle obama's fashion choices is a sport, then the
inauguration is a super bowl. fashion's biggest prize. when mrs. obama emerged in a ruby red chiffon and velvet gown, the fashion world was a twitter. who designed it? the answer, jason wu, again. this response from wu on twitter, #inshock. shows he was just as surprised this time as he was four years ago. take me to that moment, when she walked out. >> i was screaming at the top of my lungs, that's me. >> it's brilliant where she has kept it a secret. where there was interest in previous first ladies what they wore, there was never this read carpet moment. >> red was on her mind. this is an exclusive look at the sketch of the jason wu gown. in choosing wu, she once again puts the taiwanese born designer
who lives in new york on the biggest world stage. not to be forgotten? another outfit on display, the one the first lady wore on inauguration morning. her choice this time? coat and dress by american designer thom browne. we tracked him down at his hotel in paris, celebrating the moment. >> you can never predict life to happen this way, and it's -- i'm so fortunate and honored and so proud that she chose mine. >> for this occasion, the 47-year-old diner chose fabric for the first lady based on men's silk ties. >> i had an idea that the president would be wearing navy, so i wanted to do something that would -- that she would look really good with him. and i chose a dark navy fabric, which actually a silk jacquard fabric that i have used in my men's -- in my men's collection. >> reporter: for this designer,
this moment represents name recognition, a potential for big business. and largely he has one woman to thank. >> a style icon for me is somebody who has the confidence to be able to be their own person, be that true individual that they are, and i think she definitely will go down in history as that. >> so our fashion czar, alaino cho. >> i like that. >> dictator of fashion. jason had no idea that she was getting chosen, even the second time around. >> absolutely no idea. mrs. obama likes to keep her secrets. she surprised me again. this time around, he watched it happen, unfold, right before the eyes of 30 of his employees at his studio. remember, he's working on his fall collection for 2013. four years ago, he ordered a domino's pizza and watched it at home on tv with a friend.
another thing he said, you know what? after four years in office i thought the country was ready to see a confident first lady in red. which i think is extraordinary. a lot of people were surprised by that choice of red, because she sort of -- chose a more subdued color for earlier events, navy. they thought maybe she might do the same for the evening. what a shock to the fashion world to choose jason wu again four years later. no one expected it. >> i saw you talk about how much money he made the first time around. jason wu got re-elected last night. >> he most certainly did. i had talk to him live at 9:30 a.m. eastern time, right here on cnn. ask him the question, was it just as sweet the second time around? i'll talk to him in the 9:00 hour. one quote on twitter if it ain't broke, don't fix it. she wanted to look and feel great and she chose the gown
that would make her feel that way and that was the jason wu red gown. >> thank you, alaina. sundance film festival and our own zoraida sambolin is there. she'll tell us about some of the hottest movies this year. with the spark cash card from capital one, sven gets great rewards for his small business! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! woo-hoo!!! so that's ten security gators, right? put them on my spark card! why settle for less? testing hot tar... great businesses deserve great rewards!
[ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day! what's in your wallet? here's your invoice. well, dad, i spent my childhood living with monks learning the art of dealmaking. you've mastered monkey-style kung fu? no. priceline is different now. you don't even have to bid. master hahn taught you all that? oh, and he says to say (translated from cantonese) "you still owe him five bucks." your accent needs a little work.
all back together. soledad o'brien here. >> the president calls for the country to come together in the second inaugural address. we'll cover the highlights this morning. and we'll talk more about the first lady's fashion statement. who she wore, how she looked, what did she do with the bangs? and his poem attempted to capture a national identify dee through personal stories. we'll talk live with the inaugural poet, richard blanco. and my interview with sonia sotomayor. she became a household name in a bad way during the david petraeus scandal. jill kelly has an interview with howard kurtz.
why her life is now a nightmare and why she decided not to press charges against paula broadwell. 43 minutes past the hour. up to date on the morning's top stories. the family of one of the three americans killed in the algerian hostage crisis will hold a news conference at 11:00 a.m. eastern time. heartbroken family members said victor lovelady felt 100% safe working at that gas facility in algeria. >> nothing has happened there in so long and my friend's been doing it so long. it's fine here, so safe, we have protection. he really truly felt safe there. >> his daughter, erin, wants everyone to know what a great dad victor was. 32 others confirmed dead, including 2 other americans. after being delayed for health reasons, secretary of state hillary clinton getting ready to testify on the dead al
tack on benghazi. she will testify before the house and senate committees about the attack in libya that claimed the life of chris stevenses and three other americans. and the wife of wes welker blasting ray lewis. seen as a leader, inspiration to his team. but after baltimore bounced from the playoff, anna welker says proud of my husband. if anyone is born and the pats. by wait, if anyone is bored, please go to ray lewis' wikipedia page. six kids, four wives, acquitted for murder. paid a family off. yay. what a hall of fame player. a true role model. >> there is a sportsmanship something in there. 45 minutes after the hour. the mountains of park city, utah, looking like hollywood.
right now, movie business is stock using on the 35th annual sundance film festival. seven there, along with parties and celebrities sightings, along with plenty of movies to see. let's go live to park city, where my friend, co-anchor, zoraida sambolin, looking fabulous. has a look at some of the documentaries at sun dance. >> good morning, john. you mentioned it would be colder in new york than here. what is the temperature going to be there? >> way cold. we're talking 20s. >> oh, really. so it is 19 degrees right now, and eventually it will be a balmy 43 degrees. i won't complain, because at the end of the day, you have it far worse off than i do. we are talking about the temperatures we'll talk about the hot documentaries coming up, and a sneak peek for you. take a look. sundance has been synonymous
with documentaries. >> i'm prejudiced to documentaries, have been most of my adult career life. >> four of the five documentary features in the run for an as correspond launched at the festival. the only one that didn't is on this year's program. a new crop of document arians is hoping for similar success. >> second favorite "garfield." >> linsanity the movie, a project that began before the phenomenon. >> everyone knows how he reacted. the story -- it's not the ending, it's the whole journey up to this point. all of the things that had to happen to make this perfect. >> reporter: a former vice president in the spotlight. "the world according to dick cheney." >> dick cheney, love him or hate him, agree with him or disagree with him, certainly one of the most significant nonpresidential political figures this country has ever known.
>> thank you for coming here. >> reporter: "the 99%." a unique production of over 100 filmmakers. >> this is about capturing a moment in the collective contemporary american history that we didn't feel had necessary really been explored. >> reporter: documentaries not typically in the spotlight, but here at sundance, they are among the stars. so you know, john, i'm really excited about the "linsanity" documentary. another one i'm very excited merial hemingway, she documents the history of mental illness in her family. i'm really looking forward to sit down with mother and daughter later.
>> sounds like an important time for this film too, zoraida. can i ask you quickly. i hear about sundance, i never had a chance to go. just stars everywhere you turn? >> well, here is the deal. you have to be able to recognize the stars, it gets a little cold at night. and right over me on main street is where you would do the celebrity watching. key spots you can go to that i will share later with you to do your celebrity watching. yeah, there are folks walking around all the time, very accessible, very approachable, but also the regular folks that are fun to watch. the people watching is incredible. you would love it. >> all right. sounds fantastic. hope you are having a good time. nice to see you, zoraida. more more from zoraida next hour on "starting point." up next, the good, bad, and funny. some of the best moments from the inauguration of president barack obama. ♪
that sometimes you miss, that can reveal so much. let's watch. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, barack h. obama. >> yes, it was a party for a million people. big, huge, historic. but some of the most indelible moments so small, so personal, so real. sasha and malia, swaying a few feet from the presidential pad yum. hard to maintain that energy for a whole inauguration. that is one heck of a yawn from sasha. hey, you think it's easy to take an oath of office? the president is kind of 0-2 on the big stage. and this time, it was his fault. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united state. >> that's states, states! still, a glorious morning. what do you do after reenlisting
for another four years of president of the united states? you pause for 23 seconds of re-election. you think joe biden was having fun? that smile never left his face. you get the sense if a vice president could crowd surf, joe biden actually was. the president dancing this time. chewing, dancing, chewing, chewing, and chewing. is that the knickorette we hear so much about? and a presidential inauguration is something a family should never forget. sasha and malia, their own paparazzi and their parents stealing a kiss or two. what family wouldn't snap photos, even a first family. truly a day to remember. >> you know, i counted four kiss there for the obamas there.
a lot of people watching sarsha and malia all day yesterday. from the swaying to the yawning, the interaction with each other, their parents, it was really -- a really unbelievable thing to see in some ways, like any other family. and in other ways, watching these girls that have grown up so much. >> people taking pictures of them taking pictures. interesting to see sasha bounding out of the car, bounding up the steps. what a day. the president was confident, but also relishing, he knew it was history for him, you know. >> sure was. up next, today's best advice from angie harmon. stay with us. ♪