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>> if question is like a disease with no cure. the president has taken the blame but the solution could be the real problem here. today the house prepares to vote on a bill that republicans like and democrats think would cut a part of the health care plan. jim acosta is joining us live from the white house. conflict inevitable. fair statement, jim? >> absolutely. i think that's right, chris. republicans in the house are expected to pass their own fix to obama care later today. late last night the white house issued a presidential veto threat to the bill calling it an act of sabotage. that's a sign of a president desperately trying to get back on offense. president obama's new message is
he likes his health care plan for the nation and is going to fight to keep it. >> there's no question the rollout on the affordable care act was much tougher than we expected, but i want everybody here to understand, i am going to see this through. >> reporter: the new obama care fix leaves it up to insurance companies and states to decide whether to let consumers keep plans not in compliance with the law and forces carriers advise americans of the choices available under obama care. but the insurance industry worries the changes undermine the system. one source called the white house fix a total mess. washington state insurance commissioner balked altogether saying, we will stay the course and not be allowing insurance companies to extend their policies. >> that's on me. i mean, we fumbled the rollout on this health care plan. >> reporter: over at the white house it was unusually contrite, president obama acknowledging he let the country down. >> i'm not a perfect man and won't be a perfect president.
>> reporter: and admitting to other fumbles in that nobody told him the obama care website wasn't working when it launched. >> had i been informed, i wouldn't be going out to say this is going to be great. >> reporter: but it's getting better. >> the website will work much better november 1st than it worked certainly on october 1st. that's pretty low bar. >> reporter: republicans are vowing to move forward with their own fix for obama care until it can be repealed. >> this bill will hopefully begin to ease some of the pain that working families are feeling because of president obama's health care law. >> reporter: while white house officials got an earful from nervous democrats keeping an eye on next year's elections with their own proposals -- >> we still may have to fashion some legislation and we'll continue to work in that regard. >> reporter: the president said any other fixes to the law have to meet one test. >> we are not going to gut this law. >> reporter: now white house officials tell cnn the administration is open to legislative fixes to this law,
but there's not specifying which fixes they are open to. here's the bottom line, because it is up to the insurers to decide whether or not the people who have lost their insurance can now keep it, not everybody out there is going to hang on to the plans they used to have. >> jim, appreciate the reporting. let's help figure this out, shall we? we'll bring in chief correspondent christine romans and executor editor "daily beast," mr. jeff efflon. if this suggestion being promoted right now, christine, if they were to put in this fix, what would it mean about the people who already received cancellation notices, could it help them? >> it could help some of them, but not all of them. some of the state regulators are pushing back and the insurance regulators are clearly pushing back and saying, look, we were complying with aca and doing what you told us to do.
this one-year fix is just not really fundamentally doable. so some people will keep their policies. and john agrees with me, not everyone will keep their policy, even though that's what the white house would like. >> john, the response from the insurance industry is preting scathing, it says the requirements, this fix could destabilize the market. so is this fix a fix? >> well, that is the most important question right now. look, it's a political fix, but it has practical implications that do really affect bottom line of the insurance policy companies. this has been a rollout a long-time in the making so botched from the administration on down that this political fix in reaction to democratic panic is creating huge problems for the insurance companies. the question is, will it derail the fixes? a lot of the republican fixes are designed to kill it, the cure is designed to kill, so this political fix by the president is necessary. the insurance companies have to see if it takes up a whole lot of the market. >> so it could be a political
win in the short-term, but long-term, won't this delay the inevitable? >> it is not necessarily delaying the inevitable. when you have a problem where the president hit the trail and made a promise to the american people that turned out not to be true, here's a case where the devil was in the details. originally it was true and then legislation changed and it spiraled out. i think the administration had to do something. >> how could they not do something? the democrats were going to vote for the republican plan. >> it allows them to play on ground they never had to play on. a lot of them said a lot of these policies aren't the right policies. a lot of them took that into account. now the democrats are playing into the political spin of the republicans saying this is the whole problem of what's going on with these policies. >> it's a one-year delay. let's be clear. yesterday when there was cry from the left and right, we fixed all the problems, there were health care economists saying, it's a one-year delay.
the individual market is relatively small. you will eventually get these young people into the exchanges. remember, even the ceo had two years was the projection before you get the young people into this. you need 40% under new exchanges to be relatively healthy to keep premiums low. what we need here is the young people to get in. it's a one-year delay. >> look, you strip out the political spin in the fog of where you get it -- >> that's almost impossible. >> that's almost impossible but not entirely. here's the point, view this, this has been an enormously screwed up rollout, but what we are trying to put into place has worked in individual states. so we're buying a little bit of time. it is rare in politics or practicality that you're making the better decision. >> will this destabilize? >> they make more money if they get to do it the way they want to. they get to sell the new policies, if you have to sell your policy, they will make more money off you because the policy won't be as cheap as the one you had. of course they want this change.
no, no, you have to do it this way now. we can't fix it because they're making more money this way. >> they're going to have so many new customers over the next few years and their stocks are doing fine. >> the only honest reaction has been from the states so far, the one toss say, this doesn't fit with our exchange, we won't be able to allow this. >> we were tagging along, everything was going fine, even states real supporters of obama care and implementation are saying, wait a minute, don't throw your exchange at this. >> to chris' larger point here, look, this is an inherently, this is why complex can be incredibly difficult. comprehensive is unwise. we do things better on a local level in this country, but because so many people politically want the cure to long-term kill the aca, that's why everyone needs to keep their powder dry. the administration by pivoting
is making a political concession, it's a practical concession that doesn't necessarily mean the end of this. there are a lot of crocodile tears from politicians and insurance companies on this. everyone, take a deep breath, and this is probably a wiser political and practical move for the vast majority of people. >> take a deep breath but don't start hyper ventilating. >> don't, because that's not covered by obama care. >> i've been waiting for that all day. >> i'm going to say it ten times today. >> get ready for it. we'll get to the other headlines making news. international money transfers are under the watchful eye of the cia. the vast majority of them are said to be non-u.s. transactions. the cia's efforts are intended to catch terror-funded transactions that could elude programs at the national security agency. could be a pivot toll day for rob ford. the city council there is scheduled to meet today to try to map out a plan to take away much of his power, potentially even force him out. you'll recall ford admitted he
smoked crack cocaine in a drunken stupor a year ago but refused to step down. ford for his part is threatening to sue many calling for him to step down. there's a search going on for a man who fell out of a small plane plummeting into the bay. the pilot sent a mayday call yesterday afternoon telling the control tower his passenger opened the door and fell out of the plane. it was flying at about 1800 feet at the time. the faa and miami police are investigating whether this was accidental or if the man intentionally jumped. suspended miami dolphins richie incognito is asking for a hearing saying he never bullied jonathan martin and his communications with his teammates have been misunderstood. later today an nfl investigator will meet with martin who left the team last month claiming he could no longer endure
harassment. huge legal victory for alec baldwin. the canadian actress who claimed she and baldwin had a wroromant relationship was sentenced to 202 days in jail. there is a video of baldwin using a gay slur, but he denies it. thank you, makayla. we'll get a check of the weather and hopefully a good weekend forecast. >> as long as it's warmer we'll be happy. there could be a little rain out there, but we'll talk about the temperatures. that's what we are so happy about. finally we are better off than the last several days. new york, above freezing, that's the first thing, 46 degrees feeling better. philly, 36. seeing a lot of 30s out there near pittsburgh, but above freezing. that's the key. the reason for that, the dome of high pressure, again, that brought all the cold air from
canada originally is now offshore. we are looking at the source of the air coming from the gulf. when you see that, you actually warm up. the winds wrap around the backside of the high and bring all that warm in farther north. you can see that on the water vapor satellite. you can see all the moisture making its way farther north so it's warmer, but it does mean a slight chance for showers going throughout the weekend as the system makes its way across the country. kind a double-edged sword there. temperaturewise for the weekend, this is the good stuff. look at the numbers. new york city will be above average, even some 60s as you go through sunday. same thing for boston looking for the upper 50s. and down to the south where they were really struggling with frost warnings for the last several days in the morning hours, look at that, you're getting closer to 70 degrees this weekend. so it is gorgeous. of course, nothing lasts forever, so there's a change out there. notice in the pacific northwest today, the next system is already dumping some snow. as we're talking about almost two feet of snow possible today
in the cascades in washington, even through idaho, and in through montana, now this system will eventually make its way across the country. a little bit of a computer glitch this morning, so i can't show you where the rain is, but saturday and sunday this guy traverses across the country. you'll be looking for showers. enjoy the weekend even with a little bit of rain. you don't want to complain because monday and tuesday, thanks to the cold front going across the country, will be cold again. so i will take warm and rain any day over chilly. >> enjoy the weekend. >> yes. >> thank you. let's take a break. coming up on "new day," government officials in the philippines say their response has not been slow despite reports from those on the ground. we'll show you the reality in a live report coming up. and it is growing. a sinkhole in florida quadrupling in size. two homes now condemned. we'll take you live to the scene to get the latest on that.
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welcome back to "new day." the philippine government defending efforts to get relief to victims this morning despite concern for people who have seen little or no help so far. anderson cooper has been reporting live from the philippines all week where he and other reporters have faced criticism for their reporting. the comments coming from broadcasters there and the philippine president who asked the media to try to focus on story that is show how strong the filipino people are. anderson responded on "ac 360." take a listen. >> i would say that all week long in every report we have done, we are showing how strong the filipino people are. filipino people of somar and sebu and all these places are so many people have died, they are strong not just to have survived
this storm, but they are strong to have survived the aftermath of this storm. they have survived for a week now often with very little week, with very little water, with very little medical attention. can you imagine the strength it takes to be living in a shack, to be living, sleeping on the streets next to the body of your dead children? can you imagine that strength? i can't. and i've seen that strength day in and day out here in the philippines. and we honor them with every broadcast that we do. >> yes, you do. and he continues to be on the ground. anderson cooper joining me from manila this morning. anderson, you made excellent, fabulous and accurate reporting there on the ground there. besides the back and forth of what the president is asking the media to do, i know what you care about is what's happening on the ground to the victims of this typhoon. what are you seeing on the ground? >> reporter: yeah, i mean, that's obviously where all the emphasis is, that's the only thing that matters here.
you know, we left tacloban yesterday, it is now friday morning, excuse me, late friday night here. there has been, you know, an uptick certainly in the amount of aid being received. you see it at the airport in tacloban, and you see it in somar where they are building a base to get more distribution supplies. and there's been greater distribution to communities, but again, it's still slow. everybody there on the ground will tell you that. they would like, everybody would like to see it faster. there are still hundreds of thousands of people in harm's way in desperate need of food and water. many in need of medical attention. millions have been affected by this storm. so hopefully in the coming days we'll see an even greater uptick. they are focusing on retrieving those who have died. the death toll is all over the place. we haven't really been reporting numbers because frankly it is all inaccurate at this point. no one knows the full scale of this, but they are starting to
focus on that. so it's starting to get more organized. it has taken a long time and it's frustrating for people on the ground. >> understandable. often what we see in these desperate situations, it is not necessarily most difficult to get the aid into the country, it's getting it out of, say, the airport or the airstrips and out into the community. is that still what you're seeing, is getting it from the airport into the community into where people need it most? >> reporter: yeah, without a doubt. i mean, first there were roads that were blocked. then they were able to clear kind of the main arteries, but then there was question of lack of vehicles. and then lack of fuel. in tacloban, everything has been destroyed, so there's not a lot of vehicle to move equipment. there's not even a lot of forklifts. in fact, the airports or the runways to even move some of these palates. the u.s. has brought in a number of forklifts and marines will be bringing in vehicles once the ships get offshore.
the philippine government is going to be bringing in more vehicles as well. but it takes time. and time is just what people do not have when you're living out on the street searching for your missing children. time is the last thing you have when you need water, time is your enemy. so that's been the difficulty, getting that aid out there. you know, and it's not even necessarily to really remote communities. we would walk half a mile to a nearby community from the airport, and they didn't have any water. they didn't have any food. the clinic at the airport in tacloban for days, doctors were telling us, we don't have the medical supplies or food and water for the hundreds of people cycling through here. for the thousands who have waited in line for hours and all night long and often days, there are no tents set up. there have been tenths set up in the past to give them food and water. a lot of people still in desperate straits. >> when you're watching this from affair, watching all of
this play out from back here in the u.s., often you can see people getting kind of lost in tragic story after tragic story, desperate situation after desperate situation, but you're on the ground, is there one story or one victim or survivor that you've come across that you know you'll be following up with? >> reporter: you know, i've -- i've been struck by just about everybody i've met. it sounds like a cliche, but it's really not. you know, and i said it in last night's broadcast, can you imagine the strength that it requires to be sleeping out on the street near the body of your child? near the body of your three children while three other children are still missing? that's an awe-inspiring strength. i met mothers searching for their children who, you know, you would ask them, how are you? how are things? they would say, it's okay, we're okay. and then, you know, they are resilient. their ability to get up each day
and not completely despair or give into despair, i don't know how, i don't know how so many people have survived the last five, six, seven days. and those are people, when i close my eyes every night, i think about and will think about for the rest of my life. >> you're doing great reporting on the ground, as you always do, anderson. thank you for what you're doing and for bringing the story from the philippines. anderson was talking about how they need help there. you can help, go to cnn.com with all the sources there to help you donate. you can see more of anderson's reporting live from the philippines. "ac 360" airs at 8:00 p.m. here on cnn. obama care is all about those who will lose their policies. will the president explore and could obama care be in trouble or are we catching a case of the political flu? our gut check is nest.
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of the obama care rollout and offering up a solution to help americans whose policies have been canceled. but will obama's plan fix the problem or make it work? cnn's national correspondent john king is here, as always. john, i want to get your take, we just saw jim acosta reporting this morning that the insurance policy industry ceos are going to be meeting with the president today at the white house. what does that tell you? they want to fight with him about it or get an update or where they stand? >> reporter: they want to try to get on the same page. kate, the first and foremost request is that the president has their back. the president has put this back on them saying, okay, i'm going to let them reissue these policies that obama care canceled for one more year. people are mad at me for breaking the promise. if you like it, keep it. however, the industry is worried they are going to do this in a rush. it is up to state commissioners, by the way, and not every state will you get your policy back if you want that. it is up to your state commissioner, but now the
business is worried this gets done in a rush. some companies may have to raise premiums and people are going to say, hey, the president said i can keep my old policy and will be mad at the industry. so they want to get on the same page and compare notes, you might say. >> also, the woman who gave that quote who is head of one of the trade groups, didn't have a solution. you have to consider the source here. they are going to make more money if it stays this way. they get to offer new plans to new people at new prices, and they have never been in favor of the fix because it deals with ultimate caps and pre-existing conditions and all these things they made money on. shouldn't we be mitigating the strength of their unrest at this point? >> of course we should be watching and consider the source, that's the exact way to put it. if you're president obama sliding in the polls, probably the one industry in which you have a favorable public opinion could be the insurance industry. but they need each other. they need each other. the president ran against the insurance policy companies when he was passing obama care.
they worked to the to try to implement the program as you know. the insurance companies lose some things here, the high-end lucrative policies they have, but they get a lot more people in the pool and make more money. but this is an awkward partnership, but they need each other right now. >> in an awkward position in many respects, because you had such intense pressure on the white house to do something, you had democrats in congress basically giving them a deadline today, if they do something, we'll vote with republicans. then after they proposed this fix, you have the new york times editorial board, normally friendly to the president, saying he's damaged his credibility and is uncertain how to earn back the public's confidence. >> that is the defining problem of this presidency at this critical moment. he had undermined his credibility on a policy perspective and probably more importantly on a personal perspective. because the fact that americans like this president has always saved him. when he has gotten into political trouble before and gone places the american people were not fully with him, they
said we like this guy, we trust this guy, even though we disagree with him, we'll have patience. now people say, as we talked about the other day, did he lie ability the policy and know he couldn't keep the promise? was he untruthful to us? when people start to think about that, the personal characteristics start to decline and it's hard to get that back. consider the moment, we are heading into the midterm election year. every passing second gets you closer to the midterm election year. he's gotten almost nothing done in his first year of the legislative term. even with 100% approval rating, congress is hardly in town. they are all worried about their own job and re-election. so this is a very defining moment for this president. if he's going to get back to being a productive president, yesterday he said he isn't perfect. his goal is to be productive. that's a steep hill because of the growing disloyalty and doubts in his up party. >> especially when it is so much easier for the republicans to sit back and watch the democrats stew in their up fat, as the democrats did during the shutdown debacle. turn-about is fair plan.
>> well, it's sad. you make a very important political point and you're dead-on. it can be sad, could they find something, just for good will in the country? could they get together to work on something together? that would be nice but don't bet on it. >> don't bet on it. this friday, we'll leave it at, don't bet on it. john, great to see you. >> have a great weekend. >> you, too. we'll take a look at the headlines. we have breaking news to start with. china relaxing its one child policy. a chinese news agency reporting that couples will be allowed to have two children in one of the parents was an only child. this ruling coming following last week's secret policy meetings in beijing. we have also learned that china will abolish its re-education through labor system. under this system tens of thousands of them are in prison in china without trial. and four marines killed at camp pendleton have been identified as bomb removal
positions, one of the toughest in the reen corps. they diffuse bombs on battlefields and training grounds. the sergeants were all killed while clearing unexploded devices. president obama set to make his pick for the next surgeon general. the white house says he intends to nominate john mcmurphy. if confirmed, murthy would succeed regina benjamin who announced her resignation in july. there could be fireworks today at the hearing to review evidence in the murder trial of a montana newlywed accused of pushing her husband off a cliff. lawyers for jordan lynn graham suggest he blindfolded her husband before he fell to his death. that trial is set to begin
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go around the world now. starting in iran where u.n. officials report the country's new government has slowed its nuclear program. more now. >> reporter: the international atomic agency reports iran has stopped expanding the uranium enrichment capacity since the president became president of the country. the iaea says no major components have been added to a plutonium reactor that worries america and its allies so much. >> mohommad, thank you. caroline kennedy touching down in japan to start her new role as u.s. ambassador there. we explain from hong kong. >> reporter: caroline kennedy arrived in japan to take up her post as u.s. ambassador there. the daughter of john f. kennedy killed 50 years ago next week
arrived a short time ago. she's the first woman to serve as japan's ambassador. kennedy was sworn in by john kerry in washington on tuesday. back to you, kate. thank you so much. and this one gives new meaning to coffee on the go. starbucks' first store on a train. erin mclaughlin has that from london. >> reporter: we are pretty used to seeing the starbucks sign on street corners and train stations throughout europe, but how about being able to order the latte onboard an actual train? that's what's going on in switzerland. serving starbucks on a train isn't easy, the cramped quarters and constant movement. the starbucks folks say this is the smallest store they have designed that literally rolls out november 21st. back to you, kate. the more starbucks the better. thank you so much, erin. >> we want to update you on a story you saw unfold live on
"new day." yesterday the sinkhole on florida's coast has quadrupled in size. it is 90 feet wide and 56 feet deep. two homes now condemned and many others in jeopardy. john zarella is at the scene. what do we know? >> reporter: well, chris, no new update yet on the dimension of the hole, but authorities say it is growing, although more slowly than it did yesterday. as you know, that hole opened up about this time yesterday morning. watch this. this is a section of mike dupree's home collapsing after an enormous sinkhole opened up beneath it. it's been falling a piece at a time, slowly, agonizingly. >> i saw our screen room already going down towards into that sinkhole. at that point i turned around and said, everybody out, get
some clothes and called 911. >> reporter: others are at risk, too. at least a half dozen homes in all. for dupre, this is a bitter ending. he was planning to remodel, put in a pool. >> it's our house. we were going to stay here the rest of our life. so that's not going to be happening. >> reporter: two years ago after spotting cracks in his walls, an engineer for dupre's insurance company verified there was sinkhole activity under his house. that engineer and another one hired by dupre disagreed on how best to fix it. ultimately dupre said, citizens won. >> our way or the highway, basically. >> reporter: just this week preliminary work had begun to stabilize the home. not soon enough. in a statement citizens told us, quote, the law is pretty straightforward. it does not let us nor do we want to get in the middle of a debate between two engineers. we've been seeing more sinkholes recently. earlier this year jeff bush died after being swallowed up into
the ground near tampa while he was sleeping. and in august, a resort in orlando crumbled into the earth. florida is the most sinkhole-prone state as development increases, so to insurance claims. the industry says there were 2300 claims in 2006. in ten almost triple. nearly 6700. but many never get paid. >> they can deny it on a visual assessment, not even testing the soil, so how do you know if there's a sinkhole if you don't drill in the soil and test it? under current law they don't have to do that. >> reporter: citizens will cover the dupre's for the loss of their home. now the family waits in a hotel waiting to see if they can get belongings out before the whole place is gone. now later this morning officials say they are going to bring in dump trucks loaded with dirt, get it in the hole, part of the hole, in order to at least stabilize it and keep it from expanding any more. kate?
>> john zarrella, thank you for the update. it's amazing to think about, you see cracks in your walls, okay. then your home just sinks into the ground. i know it's not up usual, but it blows my mind when you see these stories. >> the legal issue there, under the law, insurers only have to do so much. and until the law evolves, you're going to wind up having risk assessments like what the dupre family dealt with. and sometimes it goes the wrong way and who is left holding the bag? is ininsurers protected by law and this family is in a hotel. a tough situation. we'll keep following them to make sure they get back in a home as soon as possible. we'll take a break. coming up on "new day," here's a question, who kicks a blind man off a plane from philadelphia to long island? it caused a passenger between passengers and flight attendant that is wound up in getting everyone kicked off. you can judge for yourself. and how about this for an inner thigh workout? this latest stunt will leave your legs feeling like spaghetti.
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welcome back to "new day." talk about taking a stand. a flight from philadelphia to long island had to be canceled. the passengers on board rallied behind a blind man and his service dog who were kicked off the plane. john berman has more. tell us from the beginning why they were kicked off the plane. >> this happened wednesday this philadelphia on a flight from philadelphia to new york's long
island. albert rizzy is blind and he was seated in the back row with a middle seat with no seat in front of it. the flight attendant was saying the guide dog be placed under a seat. for a while the dog went under the neighbor's seat, but they were on the tarmac over an hour. he was sitting near the owner's feet and the attendant asked him to take care of the situation, they got in a fight, and ultimately the man and his dog were kicked off the plane. the us airways said mr. rizzy refused to comply with the flight attendant when she is asked him to secure his service dog at his feet. as a result of his disruptive behavior, the crew returned to the gate and removed mr. rizzi. everyone else essentially rallied behind the passenger. they were disruptive in a way after they left the plane. the pilot and flight crew refused to take off and everyone got off. >> they got off on a bus.
>> they got to long island where they were going. >> the larger discussion here, this makes me crazy. it seems we are losing our reasonableness, if that's even a word. the flight attendants could have made good on this and helped him out here, couldn't they have? >> you would think there's another solution, putting the dog mind another seat. they tried that earlier, it didn't work. >> the flight attendants are mean. >> you think so? >> they have to judge everybody as an individual, but we fly a lot in this business. and it does seem as though there has been somewhat of a ramping down of civility when you travel. people don't seem to go out of their way. >> are you talking about passengers or flight attendants? >> i think people in general, never, they are not the nicest. twitter is like the crucibel of nasty. but with flight attendants, it is hard to explain how you have no discretion on this. >> i'm sorry.
>> flight crews, i was just on a flight a few days ago, and they were rejoicing over the fact they don't have to police the cell phones and ipads and things like that anymore. that seemed to me to put them in a situation that was simply unwinnable. i'm hoping without that it begins a new era of joy and friendliness on flights. >> i think that's a great hope. continue to hope for that in the far, far, far distant future. i think that flight attendants are an easy target. i think the airlines put these rules in place who say it is your job to do this, your job is on the line to do that. this might be -- this might be an extreme case, but i think flight attendants are an easy target. i think they take, i know what i'm like the moment i step on a plane, i think everybody else is the same. no one is nice anymore. >> no one is quite like that, no, no. >> don't you worry we have lost our -- i've talked about it before, our humanity. this seems to me a situation where the person could have said, i know what the rules are, let's find a solution. the happier you are, the happier
i am. because they have to put up with a lot of ungrateful people. >> it is not a situation where the dog was attached to a 3-year-old or something like that and had to go. the passengers, if it was so obviously if it was dangerous, if it was worth kicking a blind guy off the plane, why did the passengers feel that way? >> this proves the humanity that the passengers rallied together. >> do you see the humanity there? i like this. >> there's a silver lining. >> or we never had humanity in the first place and were hiding it. >> i find if you're over happy, sometimes they come a little way. be an overly happy person. >> so when we fly, we're the problem. i'm sorry. >> hi, what's going on with you? and she'll be like, do i look like i want to talk to you right now? what about my face say that is? talk about a face and talk about thigh power. jean claude van dam, muscles
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your team had quite a win last night. crazy comeback in the football game between the colts and the titans. if you don't love football, there was a nice head-butt to attract your attention. this was a nice dirty play. >> yeah, chris, i don't know about you, but i've never been headbutted before. i'm sure it hurts more if the person who had the helmet on. second quarter, he rips off the -- look at this, right in the face! shockingly, waldon was not rejected for that but received the penalty. andrew luck led the colts to another comeback, 20-27 was the final. indy car racer dario
franchitti suffering a broke up ankle and concussion. now franchitti is retiring from racing. the three-time indianapolis 500 racer said racing has been my life over 30 years and it's really tough to think that the driving side is now over. after suffering a gruesome injury on national tv, kevin ware is back on court. the laker star kobe bryant will need to make his way to louisville after losing a bet. >> you know kobe is a competitive guy. basically whoever came back first, the other person had to come to their game, so i guess kobe has to come to a kim. >> you can watch that with rachel nichols tonight at 10:30 on cnn. kate, i kicked you monday after the colts lost by 30, so bravo to your team last night for getting a big comeback win. >> thank you very much. >> and headbutted a guy in a
face with a helmet. >> i don't take responsibility for other people's actions but do accept the win. have a good weekend. we are now at the top of the hour, which means it is time for the top news. i am not a perfect man and i will not be a perfect president. >> when sorry ain't enough. president obama apologizes for the health care rollout and vows to make sure americans can keep their health care for another year. we'll get into why that vow may be december tinned to be broken and whether either side is looking for solutions. new this hour, the coast guard is desperately searching for a passenger who fell out of a plane nearly 2,000 feet in the air. but did he jump or what happened? we're probing that mystery this morning. michael phelps may have taken his first steps to competing in the 2016 olympics despite retiring after the london games last summer. we'll tell you what clues tipped us off. your "new day" starts right
now. all right, good morning. welcome back to "new day." it is friday, november 15th. 7:00 in the east. we begin with breaking news out of beijing. historic changes to china's one child policy. the government there is relaxing the policy and also ending its reeducation through labor system. these controversial regulations have been in place for decades. david makenzie has more live from beijing. what do we know, david? >> reporter: very significant developments from the chinese government. these two hated systems here in china by the population. the one child policy which meant that couples could only have one child for decades causing all sorts of social problems. and the reeducation through labor system, that's a series of labor camps throughout this country where people could be jailed without trial for up to four years. the government announcing now
through state media that both of these, in one case it will be relaxed of the one child policy, now people who might be the child of a parent who was a one child can have more children. and their reeducation through labor system is being abolished according to the government. the views will be welcomed by many people in china, though some activists i've spoken to say they will just find other ways to jail people without trial. chris and kate? >> david, you have to take progress where you find it. this could have huge implications for the society norms there. thank you for the report. also new this morning, calm, cool and collected. that's what the shooter who opened fire in a new jersey mall looks like in stunning new surveillance video. richard shoop is seen roaming the mall weapon in hand just moments before taking his own life. jason carroll is here with more on this video. >> good morning, you have seen that video there that is absolutely chilling. initially reports were that the
shooter fired at security cameras. turns out that was not the case. apparently five of the cameras caught the shooter as he moved through the mall firing several rounds. sheer terror caught on camera. this is newly-released surveillance video obtained by wnbc of the shooting at new jersey's garden state plaza earlier this month. you can see horrified shoppers hiding behind doorways, panicked employees running for their lives, as the shooter cloaked in all black and wearing a helmet stocks the aisles carrying a rifle modified to look like an ak-47. >> there's somebody shooting. >> reporter: chilling 911 calls were released just last week. >> somebody is shooting at garden state plaza right now. >> somebody is shooting? >> somebody is shooting at garden state plaza right now. i'm in the bathroom. >> all right, stay on the phone. >> reporter: callers cowered in hiding spots throughout the mall. hundreds remained trapped for hours. >> how many people are in the bathroom with you?
>> three. >> are they in your store? >> yes. >> i'm inside the store, in the office with the door locked by myself, but i'm scared and i want to get out of the mall. i'm scared and i want to leave out. >> reporter: the shooter seen canvassing the entire center lurking near escalators, coming off elevators. some 911 callers petrified the gunman is nearby whisper, please, to the dispatcher. >> i don't hear any fire. please hurry. >> reporter: thankfully no victims were injured in the chaos. the shooter, richard shoop, was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. police believe shoop never intended to harm anyone but himself. and kate, the county prosecutor says shoop's intent was something commonly referred to as suicide by cop. >> thank you very much. at first it was just that 5% could be potentially compromised
by obama care and not getting to keep their policies. now it seems that issue and the rollout in general has put the presidency in real jeopardy. president obama's intention being questioned. could this be the end of president obama's ability to get things done for the rest of us? we'll discuss this, joining us, will cain, lamont hill, both political commentators. your team carrying the ball on this. 5% may be compromised. now it seems like a referendum on the president himself. what's your take? >> this whole issue gives you a taste of what conservatives have been saying about president obama and symbolize their problems with him. first of all, there's a question about the legality of just simply mandating here's the fix to what we have heard for years,
the law of the land. the president seems to deem the law whatever he wakes up that morning and decides it to be. that gives you optics we feel like we have seen for quite some time. it's this optics of, the king has spoken. i had a list of things that were not appropriate that would be banned. i'm going to temporarily expand that list to the people they can have these products. but this is the most important thing, i think, because it's tangible effect on people. this is impossible. this is magical thinking. you cannot tell the insurance policy companies in 32 days, i want you to reinstate policies that for years you have been planning to cancel. you have to set rates. you have to set coverage. get approved by regulators. this has been fantasy thinking that he simply is shifting burden on the the insurers. >> i disagree. part of this is entirely possible. to say it's impossible is nothing to do with the insurance companies. they would like to reinstate the financial policies. it's in their financial interest, but the question is at the state level when state regulators don't want to do.
arkansas, washington, new york, california, you'll have a tough time getting it done there. >> we have already seen washington and california say no. >> marc, we've been saying all morning, the president was under intense pressure to do something, and it's what the something is going to mean going forward we need to analyze, but also the question is, is this even bigger than obama care at this point? the headline in "usa today," health law shakes presidency. when you look at the headlines, they are not the harshest part. "the new york times" is making parallels to, this is a parallel to the bush administration's katrina response. i mean, this is a problem for the president. >> it is certainly a problem but it doesn't level to the range of katrina for a level of reasons, but this is the biggest challenge the president has ever faced. and i think he's going to have to deal with this. his credibility is on the line here. and yesterday's maneuvers in some ways helped him. he was transparent, he was contrite, he acknowledged he didn't just jeopardize the insurance policyholders but also other democrats in the house and senate. he was clear about that. the problem is he's setting forth with a plan that can't
fully be inacted. >> that's right. to the point is this, i agree he was contrite but not transparent. here's why -- >> how is that? >> because it was a fake fix. it was not real. >> here's the big question that will be, what is the fix? what are republicans offering? because what republicans are offering they are voting on today. democrats argue that is gutting the law because we all know what republicans want in the end. so what's the fix? >> the said thing is, kate, there is no fix. the transparent part president obama offered yesterday is very complex and difficult to restructure the insurance market. that's true. but the republicans' plan isn't good either, and it's not that different than what president obama said. >> that matters, don't jump over that, will, because that matters to people. the game played between left and right, we understand it, you can't jump off that point and beat obama care like a pinata with no plan b. you have uninsured who need it, elderly who need it, families
who need the coverage. >> that's like building a house out of matchsticks. we spent three years building a house out of matchsticks, now you want to ignite the people who said that was a bad idea. >> you don't have a better idea. >> because this house can't be fixed. >> but you have problems you have to fix. >> our ideas have been consistent for years. health savings account and catastrophic insurance. that is something that has to start back at square one. president obama's fix, marc, it slits the throat of it. >> the republican solution is what slits the throat of it. at least the legislative solution, because it allows young people who don't need to opt-in to opt in forever. that would gut the policy. >> that's what president obama said. >> he offered the administration fix for a year. there's a difference between saying it's a fix for a year. >> it's his fault for jumping into this. he said the 5% meant everything. even though they are good reasons, talk to market economists, not political commentators, who say i knew this was going to come.
some people have to pay more, but over time it evens out. tell me whether or not this works. it doesn't make political sense. >> can i ask about the political sense then? dennis mcdunna said yesterday what this is about, he said it's not about politics. really? it's all about politics. now that we know that, let me ask you this, we're delaying this for one year. when are we going to be talking about this then? when all of this is going to happen again? october of 2014. >> right. kate, the point was to get past the next election. >> that doesn't get you past to the next election. >> that's right. >> i'm helping you. >> it's a strategic misstep to say this will go october 2014. >> it won't. he'll extend it to 2015 if he has to. i want to address what you said about the market, that may help stock traders but it doesn't help insurance companies. they are saying right now they are not prepared to do this in
32 days' time. >> the poor people have said they are not recreated to do that. >> you have created a strong horse. you're saying this 5% law doesn't work. and it doesn't. people who analyze the law say they knew this was coming. they knew the numbers were low. >> we don't disagree. this 5% shows exactly how the wall was intended to work. >> but that's a different argument as saying the obama care law does not work as such. that's just not true. >> the regular people are sitting back watching what you're doing and they get it. you're not talking about the debt ceiling, you're not talking about the budget, you're not talking about immigration, because this is easy. just because it's easy doesn't mean people are impressed by it. >> one-fifth of the economy is being restructured and it was intended to push people off their plans, they didn't like it, and now here we are. >> you cannot measure the law by what's happening with one slice of the people potentially. you know that's true. >> you're right. >> but there are problems beyond that, but they are not bigger than that. the website is beyond that but
not bigger than that. it can be fixed. >> one year from now we'll be doing the same thing because the employer mandate comes in and people will be upset. you think this is the end? this is the beginning of the end of obama care. >> we said at 6:00 everyone should take a deep breath. i said, maybe we should avoid hyper ventilating. >> he was leaning back -- >> he was giggling and looking at notes and stuff. he was excited. >> in the makeup chair, marc has makeup on, what kind of prep do you do this morning? read the sports pages? >> he has nothing to prep for. >> this is fun political fodder, but again, this is a big thing. i don't think we have found the fix today at this table. we need to keep going. >> we just have to trust president obama it will all work out. i tried to keep a straight face through it. >> you tried really well. >> thank you, thank you. we have something a little less controversial. we'll go to the weather this
weekend. what are we looking at? >> definitely warmer and a little bit of rain in there. not much for the first half of the weekend, but the second half of the weekend we'll see changes. this morning it feels better in the early morning hours. current conditions instead of being in 20s and 30s, today we are upping the game, the 30s and 40s this morning. we'll take that ten-degree warm up in the morning. we have been talking about this position of the high. that guy is offshore now so we're pulling the moisture from the south, which means over the gulf where it is warmer. and that's the reason we are warming up as we go through the weekend. the other way to look at it, water vapor moisture, we are not only pulling in warm air from the south, but also some moisture off of the atlantic ocean. so with that, you can actually see a little bit of a spin here and can follow that. that's going to be bringing light showers in through saturday. but behind it there's another storm that's going to be a bigger story as we go through sunday and monday. first thing to note, look at temperatures from boston to the south. in atlanta we're talking about above normal temperatures, even getting into the 60s going
throughout the weekend. that's the good news. yes, there's snow in the pacific northwest today. it matters because the system makes its way across the country bringing snow to montana, idaho, and eventually again by saturday we'll be talking about the midwest seeing light showers. but by sunday, this is the big story here, the chance for severe weather again really into the ohio valley all the way kind through mississippi and louisiana. the reason for that warm and cool air together with the jet dream there. that's the big story really sunday. and that will spread into the northeast on monday. so right when we go back to work on monday, it will feel like a monday. we'll talk about rain, strong winds and, of course, cooler temps. >> a good day to be working. >> yes. i'll take the good weather on the weekend any day. every day is a new day. coming up when we come back after the break, turns out the secret service can't keep its own secrets. even more details leaking out about the scandals there. we will tell you. also ahead, a passenger apparently decides to open the
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bullet he left in a woman's hotel room in washington, d.c. an investigation then revealed another super vising agent sent sex is shully suggestive e-mails to a female employee. we'll talk about what this means. we'll bring in robert kessler who bloke the scandal in columbia. robert, thank you for coming in. >> good to be with you, kate. >> we'll talk about this latest story happening in washington. what do you think happened here in the hotel room? and then the e-mails, what's going on? >> well, it shows very poor judgment, misconduct, and it raises a question, if they have such poor judgment, would they, for example, be susceptible to an effort by a foreign intelligent service or terrorist to jeopardize the safety of the president or plant bugging devices in the white house. it is shocking that agents on the president's protective
detail would have such poor judgment. it's not widespread misconduct, but it is, i think, symptomatic of the attitude, which is much more serious. for example, agents will under pressure from the white house staff or political campaign staffs, let people into events without screaming or metal detection screening. it's just like letting passengers into the airplane without metal detection screening. and that is condoned by management. so this lax attitude filters down to agents, and i think agents figure, hey, if management has the rules and jeopardizes the safety of the president. why shouldn't we do whatever we want to do? >> people are going to wonder, though, in this most recent situation, is this exactly how the management, the management structure is supposed to work?
they see a problem, they fix it and hold people accountable. that's the thing that was kind of lingering surrounding the scandal, is that this happened so long ago, and no one really was punished for quite some time. so what do you think, is this situation, should it be seen kind of from a different view? this is how they should be reacting if there's misconduct? hold people accountable right away? >> that's right. there's no question that they did not handle this properly. they eventually handled the scandal properly. although it never would have come out if i had not broken the story. it was going to be kept secret. but one anecdote tells you a lot, and that's when mary cheney, one of dick cheney's daughters was under protection, she was trying to get the driver to take her somewhere. they refused as they should have, but she got a fit and got her detail removed over this. so what does that tell agents? it tells them, you know,
management will not back them. management is perfectly happy to flank the rules. and that's why you saw the secret service uniformed officers at the white house gates letting in the solahis to the state dipper. they weren't on the guest list, but what if they were supposed to be on the guest list, we'll just let them in. that's the real culture that is the real problem in the secret service today. >> following the scandal in columbia, they were talking about changing the culture. people lost their jobs, there's a new head of the secret service, the first woman to head up the secret service, and new rules of conduct were put in place. what's your sense now of the changes, have they been implemented or not? >> the changes have been implemented and that has improved the situation and made it much more clear that this kind of conduct won't be tolerated, but, at the same time, president obama appointed julia pearson as the new secret
service director. she essentially was a clone of mark sullivan, the previous director, who presided over these scandals over the solahi intrusion and the cartagena scandal. she has done nothing whatsoever to change this culture on the management level of corner cutting. many things she did was issued a memo reminding agents they should maintain a professional appearance. well, it reminds me of jay edgar hoover who insisted on everyone looking wonderful. but at the same time presided over a range of abuses. and the only way to really change the culture is to bring in a new director from the outside, such as von muller was, when brought into the fbi, who can really make changes that are necessary. >> ronald kessler, thank you so much. >> thanks, kate. chris, over to you. >> kate, coming up on "new day,"
just one child. they are looking into abolishing the reeducation program. and thousands are been sent to labor camp without trial. china says it is part of the effort to improve human rights. the house expected to vote today on gop's version of the obama care fix. the white house threatening to veto the bill if it lands on the president's desk. on thursday a contrite but resolute president said he let people keep their bare bones policies for a year. in the meantime, a blistering new york times editorial is now raising questions. the philippine government defending efforts to help people in the wake of the typhoon haiyan. it's been a week since the monster storm devastating the country. there are many survivors who received little or no assistance. and now there's a new threat, doctors fear diseases like cholera and hepatitis will spread quickly because of a lack of sanitation and clean drinking water. the murder trial of christa
magnum is underway after claiming she was raped in 2006. in opening statements thursday, her attorney told jurors his client did stab reginald day after he broke down her bathroom door and dragged her out by her hair. an alabama police officer has his job back after racing his motorcycle on duty. you might remember we showed you the video yesterday of officer carlos rogers caught on camera racing a local biker. he resigned under pressure, but the biker who raced him, well, he started a petition to have him reinstated. thursday montgomery's police chief said he rethought his position and asked rogers back to work. i like the way that story turned out. that it was the guy that he was racing that said, this isn't right? i'm going to fight for my friend. >> my motorcycle friend. >> overreaction and good leadership to go back on your own decision. happy to hear that man has his job. >> humanity.
>> one for humanity. >> we just have to make them flight attendants now and we'll get it all figured out. next story, toronto mayor rob ford is in denial, but politicians about him seem to want to help him regardless. the crack smoker and drinker is fighting evidence that many see as clear signs of addiction and misconduct. they are trying to make him want to leave. and he may have a job offer leave if he does. nick robertson explains live from toronto. good morning, nick. >> reporter: good morning, chris. a reality tv show, ford nation, including his brother doug, but you have to ask yourself at this stage, does the man actually need a reality show? as it is right now, he already seems to have cameras following him wherever he goes already. the crush of news cameras following troubled mayor rob ford as he battles to keep his
job. late thursday another call for him to step aside. according to a city council source, this claim is from his brother. one of his staunchest defenders now urging him to take a leave of absence after allegations of heavy drinking, drugs and escorts. >> that is outright lies, that's not true. it hurts my wife when they're calling a friend of mine a prostitute. glin is not a prostitute. it makes me sick how people are saying this. >> reporter: digging the hole deeper, ford made this vulgar remark about allegations of wanting to have oral sex with a former staffer. >> olivia ganda i have never [ bleep ] said that in my life. i'm happily married. not long after, an apology. >> the revelations yesterday of
cocaine, escorts and prostitution has pushed me over the line. and i used up forgivable language in a gain i apologize. i wish you to know i'm receiving support from a team of health care professionals. >> reporter: all this coming after toronto's city council called mayor ford out. >> actually, you're not being truthful. >> reporter: for his admitted use of crack cocaine. >> have you purchased illegal drugs in the last two years? >> yes, i have. >> caller: and this mayor said. >> i really f'th up and that's it. >> reporter: the city council will meet on monday to look to restrict his powers. for now, they consider for turning their backs on it as he spoke. the mayor who's drunken tirades have brought him international
notoriety denied allegations of driving drunk issuing this challenge. >> none of you guys have ever, ever had a drink and got behind the wheel? >> reporter: still, the man insists he's here to stay. >> i'll be doing everything i have done for the last 13 years, returning calls, watching every dime, going to people's homes and fighting for the little guy in the city. >> reporter: so some of the powers the council wants to strip away from. control over the money he says he's watching over, taking away powers he would have during an emergency situation, taking away his power to hire and fire some senior staff, even giving some of his own staffers the opportunity to transfer their jobs to work for the deputy mayor. they are really trying to isolate him at this stage, but he recently said i will sail this ship even if it is by myself. he said that on a radio show recently, but right now it's looking like it's getting to be less and less of a ship that is sailing, and it will be a little
kayak by himself before he steps out of it. >> and still no way yet for them to force him out of office. they can just try to strip away his powers, as you said. we'll see what happens next. nic robertson, great to see you. a mystery in the skies to tell you about off the coast of florida. the search resumes for a passenger who apparently fell out of a plane flying 2,000 feet over biscayne bay near miami. here's the very latest on this investigation. >> reporter: police believe two people were on the plane when it took off and authorities are desperately looking for the missing passenger who is presumed dead. >> mayday, mayday, mayday! i have a door ajar. and i'm heading to tamiami. >> okay. you want to go to tamiami and land. you have a door open, is that what you say? >> i have a door ajar and a passenger that fell down. >> reporter: the pilot of this small plane is at the heart of a midair mystery.
a passenger suddenly falling out of a plane several miles from shore. >> you said you had a passenger that fell out of your plane? >> that's correct, sir. he opened the back door and he just fall down the plane. >> okay. i got your spot marked where a passenger fell out then you want to go, you want to go land at tamiami now? >> yes, sir. >> the pilot telling authorities the man fell 1800 feet. what isn't known is whether the passenger accidentally fell out of the plane or deliberately jumped. >> do you require emergency assistance on the ground? >> i don't. i just have the door open. but i will require emergency assist for the passenger who fell two miles from the shore. >> roger. >> no indication at this time how he fell out of the plane. >> reporter: the plane eventually landed at tamiami executive airport. the same place where authorities believe it had taken off. they are questioning the pilot and homicide detectives are also
investigating. police say they know the identity of the passenger but are not ready to release it to the public. they are still working on notifying his family. meanwhile, the search for this man has been a recovery mission from the start. authorities don't believe he could have survived such a fall without a parachute. >> thank you so much. i don't know about this story. there seems to be something we are missing on this one. >> to be continued. next up on "new day," comedian andy kaufman still alive? a woman claiming to be his daughter. and michael phelps may not be done after all. he just made a major move to pave the way for a 2016 olympic game return. [ horn honks ]
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all right. here's the question, is michael phelps coming out of retirement? the most decorate odd limpan of all time may be gearing up for a fifth go-around at the games. why do we say this? he reportedly rejoined the drug testing company that could prove he'll be at rio de janeiro in 2016. is it real? >> it is very real. the idea of it is very real. we don't know if it's exactly going to happen because michael phelps is treading lightly here. he's dog paddling and treading water right now.
he told the associated press on thursday nothing is set in stone, but the big news is he's back in the poll. that's the first big step to yes. here's a lesson, remember how your mom said never say never. michael phelps, never say never. listen to what he told a brazilian journalist back in april. >> i have to ask you, michael jordan did it, many boxers did it, you don't know what the question is yet. >> i already know where you're going. >> so is there a comeback? >> no. >> no way? not even when you are here in rio? >> i'll be here. i'll be watching. but no, i mean, i've done everything i've wanted to in the sport and there's no need to come back. >> now let me read what he told the associated press on thursday. nothing's set in stone. if i decide to keep going and swim again, then i'll compete. but what he didn't say is he's back training with his aquatic club in baltimore. and he's lost 15 pounds. and he has also been tested
twice by the u.s. anti-doping agency. and that's the big news because you have to be tested nine months in advance of competing again if you're going to compete. >> he's allowed to change his mind, but it's interesting when you think, he's not an old guy, 28 or so, but that's kind of old to these standards. how many billions of medals does he have already? >> that's funny because you have the look like, he's an athlete. he's got the competitive drive. >> you want to get back in it, and sometimes -- he's 28. if he's just sitting at home and still has it in him, why not? >> i know i'm still the best, but what if i'm not? am i going to ruin who i am? jordan we watched really struggle with this. >> how do you top what he's done, though? >> he went out in 2012 to the olympics there, four god medals and two silver medals, how do you top that?
>> they are wired differently. wasn't he checking on golf? what happened to his golfer? >> he was being trained by hank haney, tiger's old coach. he was working on his golf game and swing, but maybe he found out he's most comfortable when he's in the pool. now i do think it's interesting, too, because he would be eligible to compete again in march. so he could compete in the 2015 world games in russia. that's what most of the athletes that are going to the olympics in rio will do. so it could be a little bit of a test for him, but this is big news. it will definitely change the landscape of swimming. it will definitely change the 2016 olympics. we already know ryan lochte who was supposed to be the heir apparent, he is out with a torn acl. if michael phelps comes back in, that puts swimming back on the map. >> how did lochte hurt himself? >> he was trying to catch a crazed fan who just ran towards him and they both tumbled to the
ground and he tore his acl. >> you felt bad if you were that fan. i want to see you back in the pool and he hurt his knee. >> this could be a very big deal. we'll definitely stay on this. >> michael phelps watch. >> the phelps watch is on for 2016. >> thanks, michelle. here's another one to ponder. coming up next on "new day," is comedian andy kaufman still alive? or is this letter a hoax? we'll talk to his brother live coming up. nnou pepcid® presents: the burns family dinner. why would i take one pepcid® when i could take tums® throughout the day when my heartburn comes back? 'cause you only have to take one... [ male announcer ] don't be like the burns. just one pepcid® complete works fast and lasts.
we can be here, welcome back. a woman lost control of her car and wound up in a pond in sanford, florida. she winds up being rescued with seconds to spare. take a look. sometimes it seems people aren't looking out for one another, but this time virtue wins. a good samaritan straw her struggling to get out of her car. he pulls her out and seconds later the car goes under. he just happened to be in the right place at the right time. in all the excitement, he didn't get the name of the woman he saved. he just did it because it was the right thing to do. you see that? there he was, a hero popping up among us to save someone's life. >> two for humanity in this show. >> very good. >> we are keeping a running tally. let's go to really -- i've got to tell you, i've seen a lot of things in my time. this is a bizarre story. almost as out there as the man
andy kaufman's comedy himself. is he still alive? a woman has come forward claiming to be his daughter. his brother also said that he had got an letter from the comedian saying he faked his death and had a family. but is michael kaufman the victim of a hoax? but first, more on the story from cnn's miguel marken. >> reporter: his comedy mysteriously funny. andy kaufman from episode one of "saturday night live," october is 11, 1975. and there's kaufman being beaten by the world wrestling foundation's jerry "the king" lawler. his stunt, funny to a bizarre degree. kaufman's brilliance, the line
between fantasy and reality never clear. his fear played out on "the david letterman" show. the feud, fiction, so the news that kaufman may be alive is not exactly news. the 2011 documentary "the death of andy kaufman" a serious study of whether he faked his death has been a possibility. so the woman who claims to be kaufman's daughter along with his brother made a convincing claim he might be alive. the rumor mill churned again. according to his death certificate, andy kaufman died on may 16, 1984, in west hollywood, california. when asked if there was any chance he faked his own death, the l.a. corp nor put it bluntly, andy kaufman is did. his comedy lives on.
we like to think he does, too. >> so joining us now is andy kaufman's brother, michael. thank you for joining us. we just watched this video of what happened. what was going through your mind when the gal walked up >> i was skeptical at the time, and things have happened since that day that more than just skeptical at this point, but there was enough, enough information that she had that had me possibly believing her and i'm not sure if they showed it but at the end i did hug her. i said just in case this is my niece, i'm going to hug her, but i was skeptical even at that moment. >> so now, i mean, it's all, rumor mill, rumor mill, what's going on, what's going on that's kind of surrounding the aura of andy kaufman. >> right. >> is this all a hoax? are we all victims of another hoax? are you hoaxing us?
>> you know, i've been processing, a lot's happened since monday, a lot of nights where i haven't slept well, just trying to figure it out, and where i am today, which may be different than yesterday, certainly different than monday night is i still have a glimmer of hope that he is the mastermind behind it all, but more likely, someone else is behind it with his help, that, you know, before he died, i believe he did give someone information so that they could know this information. >> one of the reasons you believe is because of a letter you say you received. what did it say? >> which at the time i thought was, i thought it may have been real. i didn't tell anyone about it because i was told not to in the letter. i have the letter with me if you want me to -- >> yes, do you have it right there? >> back in '99. >> so it's 1999.
your brother said he'd be at a certain restaurant and date when it happened. >> i was there when he died, when he was emaciated with cancer. i had to keep it a secret. he asked me not to tell the family. when he tells me not to tell my father about this letter it's andy, not trying to hurt my father's feelings so i'm assuming it's michael who is reading this for several loving reasons. michael, i am sorry for the pain i must have inflicted on mom, dad, grandma lily, carol and you. i hope you can understand my reason. and he writes number two first. for the heck of it. number one, to have a life that was too much pressure to be andy kaufman. i just wanted to be andy. i think that's why i got sick. i had to change completely and quickly. >> what did you think when you received this letter, obviously that must have been sort of chilling and also, did it feel like your emotions were being toyed with? you mourned the loss of your brother, as anyone would.
>> and having mourned the loss, i've gone through the most difficult part. that was awful, you know, my brother, he was only two years older than me and he was so, he was life. he was like bigger than life, every time i was with him it was magical. >> i grew up loving him. he set all new kinds of standards not just on "taxi" but on comedy blurring the line. it puts you in a jam because you process this as a brother but also i can't not believe someone is putting us on right now because of who we're talking about. >> right. >> this is what made andy kaufman great. why wouldn't his brother try to extend the legacy with a hoax and it's okay if you are. >> i understand that. i understand where you're coming from. >> you're saying that's not what it is. you're not motivating this. >> right. >> do you believe your brother is alive? >> i have a glimmer of hope, but if i had to bet on it, i would say no. i would say that he told
somebody else -- you know, the secret handshake we used to have, how he used to make fun of me for being the nice guy saying they're onto you, no one's believing it, all of those, how many toothbrushes he used, all that kind of stuff, he could have told somebody and said carry this out for me or he could have hired somebody. today that's where i am with it. >> what do you do now? do you just sit and wait and try to process? do you try to seek out more answers and see if there is a glimmer of hope in your mind that he could still be alive? do you seek out to try to find him? what do you do now? >> i've been sitting with this for 14 years, and pretty much i've done nothing. i put the letter in the safety deposit box and that was it. i think now i might try to find out who was behind it. back then, i didn't, you know, i had no -- >> it turns out she does have a real father and they say it's not andy kaufman. >> i don't think she is -- even if andy alive, i don't think
she's the daughter. >> does all of this upset you or do you kind of grin and say if my brother was up to something and that's what this all is it's typical andy. >> if i told of part of this amuses me, would i be sick? >> you're allowed to. >> in andy is dead and this is happening and he helped it happen, i'm amused. if he's alive and he's doing this and really is happily married and all that, i don't like that he trusted somebody else over me, but i'm still kind of -- i always try to see the positive side, so i'm trying to be happy for him. >> it does say something about his legacy and how many lives he touched and how much people loved him, the fact that after all this time, how many people are talking about this and care about this and want to find answers along with you. >> remember how he was and tmz is out there, don't worry. >> what i'm scared is being lost
is my father passed away this summer and we played a video of my father addressing the andy kaufman award in 2009 which you see the love there that they had for each other which is not apparent and that's being lost. >> you always have that in your heart. >> and also the winner of this year's andy kaufman award surpassed what andy did on stage through the use of video, he was able to, present harry talking to future harry and what he did was what andy did in his writing so i just don't want that to be lost. >> it's great to be reminded of what he was about if nothing else. >> thanks for joining. good luck on your search for answers. >> thank you. coming up next on "new day" the president's row versal on obama care letting people keep their plans for a year if they like them. has this damaged him? we'll talk about it. now i'm a manager.arted par, my employer matches my charitable giving. really.
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mayor rob ford of his duties. >> your "new day" continues right now. >> good morning, welcome back to "new day," it's friday, november 15th, 8:00 in the east. is it obama care that has the problem or obama himself? headline scream and catch an echo from all corners that the. the is facing real questions about his credibility and his legacy. meanwhile, as we're fixing the potential issues with obama care, people who might lose their policies, the house is expected to vote this afternoon on a bill that republicans say fixes the problem. the democrats say it guts a major part of the health law, insurance ceos headed to washington made directly. good morning, jim. >> reporter: a white house official says the ceos from the insurance industry will be at the white house later on this afternoon to try to minimize those disruptions to consumers
as a result of this big fix that the president rolled out yesterday. meanwhile as you mentioned republicans over in the house are expected to pass what they consider to be their own fix to obama care, but late last night the white house issued a presidential veto threat calling that bill what it considers to be an act of sabotage, that is a sign that this president would like to get back on offense. ♪ president obama's new message is that he likes his health care plan for the nation, and he's going to fight to keep it. >> there's no question the rollout on the affordable care act was much tougher than we expected. but i want everybody here to understand, i am going to see this through. >> reporter: the new obama care fix leaves it up to insurance companies and states to decide whether to let consumers keep plans not in compliance with the law, and it forces carriers to advise americans of the choices available under obama care. but the insurance industry worries the changes undermine the system, one industry source
called the white house fix a total mess. the washington state insurance commissioner balked all together saying we are staying the course. we will not allow insurance companies to extend their policies. >> that's on me. we fumbled the rollout on this. >> reporter: over the white house a contrite president acknowledging he let the country down. >> i am not a perfect man and i will not be a perfect president. >> reporter: admitting to other fumbles, nobody told him the website wasn't working when it was launched. >> had i been informed i wouldn't be going out say this is going to be great. >> reporter: it's getting better. >> the website will work much better november 30th/december 1st than it worked certainly on october 1st. that's pretty low bar. >> reporter: republicans are vowing to move forward with their own fix for obama care until it can be repealed. >> this bill will hopefully begin to ease some of the pain that working families are feeling because of president
obama's health care law. >> reporter: while white house officials got an earful from nervous democrats keeping an eye on next year's elections with their own proposals. >> we still may have to fashion some legislation and we're going to continue to work in that regard. >> reporter: the president said any other fixes to the law have to meet one test. >> we are not going to gut this law. >> reporter: white house official says that the president o obama remains open to legislative fixes but not sure which fixes they're open to coming out of congress at this point. they're only saying they don't like the one that the republicans will be voting on later today, but the bottom line, kate and chris, is that because this is all being left up to insurers at this point to allow consumers to keep their plans that they previously had, it is very, very likely and you can probably take it to the bank that not everybody is going to be able to hang onto their insurance plans they used to have. >> it will be interesting if we learn anything out of the
company and its ceos today. let's talk with host of "state of the union" candy crowley, good morning. >> hey, kate. >> you've seen the headlines. we've been talking about them this morning, "new york post: disaster." "usa today," "health law shakes the presidency" and scathements of what's going on in washington. this was supposed to be a fix coming from the president. is it? >> we'll see and we'll see if it's a blip or not. i think more troublesome for the president and for the next three years for him is the credibility problem that he's suffering, because whenever there's been a problem with the president, be it a tussle with republicans that he was losing or something that came up, what sustained him was people's faith in him, was people's belief that he was an honest broker, that he was trying to do right. then along comes the nsa scandal, turns out we're spying
on our own allies, we're collecting data from everybody in the united states. along comes syrian, we'll bomb something and then pull back, is the red line really the red line and now this. you can keep your insurance, which clearly isn't true. it has really taken a big bite out of the credibility, and if people no longer trust in your competence to run things and in your credibility to tell them what's going on honestly, you don't have any running room at all, and there are big battles ahead when it comes to the budget and debt ceiling and that is the 50,000 foot view where this fits in, it continues to undermine what has been the president's strength and what has kept him going. >> but it's such an important issue, because there's such a need for health care and for change in the country as you well know, candy. how much do you consider the source of the criticism?
i have been trying, it is not easy to find an economist who examined the law worried about the 5%, that it was priced in, they knew it would happen, letting people getting their policies back probably isn't smart in terms of the plan at all. it comes to are we distracted into the media into this political play by opponents of president obama making it more than it is? >> see, all of it rolls into what does this system need? it needs people to sign up. when will people sign up, and how will people sign up? they have to believe that it's going to work. they have to believe that if they go to the site, it will work, and that when they find something it will be pretty good for them. all of this undermines the confidence that they have that this is either a good plan or that it will work in the long run, and if you don't have people signing up and we talked about it a lot,'s specially healthy people that's a huge
problem. people have to be vested in this system in order for it to work. $95 fines a year are not going to do it. they have to believe it will work, that the government can pull this off. so every time there's another glitch, is it a distraction? you can call it a distraction but it adds onto it and also the website doesn't work and this may go wrong and people are already saying listen, next year you're going to find out that all these companies who provide health insurance are going to say to their employees we'd rather you go on the exchange. everything adds to do we have competence. >> candy great to see you. thank you so much. >> thanks, kate and chris. >> definitely one of the topics on candy's show this weekend, catch cnn's "state of the union with candy crowley" this sunday. >> the blame game happening in washington. also happening in the philippines after the mega typhoon. the philippine government is defending accusations people
aren't getting dels prattly needed help quickly enough. ivan watson joins us from tacloban province with more. what is the status now? >> reporter: good morning, chris. more than 3,600 people dead according to the latest official death toll, which jumped about 1,000 since yesterday. there are more government crews clearing the streets here but i also still saw bodies laying in the streets, awaiting collection, and that's a week after this killer typhoon struck. the philippine government is on the defensive this morning over its response to last week's devastating typhoon. is the situation under control in. >> yes, i would say that it is. >> reporter: the relief efforts are now working as effectively and efficiently as they could be? >> andrew, nothing is fast enough in a situation like this. >> reporter: now seven days after the typhoon made landfall, a growing wave of relief. given the scale of this
disaster, many challenges remain to get much needed supplies to remote areas hardest hit. >> our great fear is that we have a number of different taclobans around we will discover in the next few days. >> reporter: many streets are still impassable, littered with debr debris. security remains a concern, power outages and lack of communication, all barriers to incoming aid. any phones? >> none whatsoever outside. >> reporter: the apocalyptic destruction is forcing filipinos to rely on any method of communication, some sending out handwritten notes to loved ones on flights leaving the island. it's one cent like a telegram. pedro valdez and hermenio badeo are okay and alive. people are taking charge of things they can control. the rest remains uncertain. some like adele siguan braving a 22-hour-long journey by boat to
search for her 8-year-old son, who she hasn't been able to talk to since the storm hit. not know being your son, how has it felt for you? >> of course i can't sleep, i can't eat. i can't eat. i can't drink, i don't know what to do because i'm eager to know what's happening here. >> reporter: suddenly she sees him. heartwarming reunion after what can only be described as an excruciating week. >> i'm so happy that my son is okay. >> reporter: i've been struck, i've met people here sitting next to the ruins of their houses who are still able to laugh and joke with me, a complete stranger and foreigner here, i met a 16-year-old who, for his birthday he didn't have cake, he had a bit of rice and still he was laughing. he said laughter is the best medicine, and perhaps this could be the greatest resource these people have amid all this
adversity and death and despair, their remarkable sense of humor. michaela? >> all right, thank you so much for that, really compelling to see that reunion. we appreciate it, thanks so much. we want to look at our other headlines. we begin with breaking news out of beijing, historic reforms in china this morning. the communist party easing its family planning policies, the couples can have two children if one of the parents was previously an only child. after decades china abolishing its controversial labor camp system, what it called reeducation through labor. the cia keeping an eye on international money transfers in an effort to nab people funding terror groups. officials familiar with the program say the agency is collecting bulk records under the patriot act. the vast majority of transactions are said to be outside of american soil. the cia's effort are apparently intended to catch terror funding transactions that may elude tracking programs at the treasury department and national
security agency. later today, prosecutors will announce whether they plan to file criminal charges against the suburban detroit homeowner who shot and killed 19-year-old rah nisa mcbride. police believe she got into a car and approached a home in dearborn heights looking for help, when she was gunned down. toxicology reports reveal mcbride had alcohol and marijuana in her system the night she died and attorney for the family claims that should have no bearing on the case. a good day turned into a rough day for alec baldwin. first the canadian actress was convicted despite the claims had a romantic relationship but later in the day baldwin was caught on video making threats and comments to photographers he apparently appears to use an anti-gay remark. baldwin took to twitter to deny using offensive language. florida grandfather is looking for justice after finding his two vans vandalized.
laksar barat found "no kids" spray paints on his vehicle. he lives in a 55 year plus community, they have restrictions on children, neighbors aparentally complained about the little girl sleeping over. police are investigating. where were we on the count of humanity? knock it down one. spray painting? could you send a letter to him? >> or maybe be okay when grandchildren visit? let's check in with indra and see what your weather is looking like. >> good, that's what i'm told to say. we're seeing temperatures warming up, current temperatures warmer than they have in the last several days in the early morning hours. new york currently 46, philly currently seeing those 40s. all thanks to the moisture and warm air coming out of the gulf. look at temperatures through the
weekend, they are climbing to even above normal for the weekend. boston, new york city and even down in the south near atlanta we're going to be talking about above normal temperatures straight through sunday. little caveat we have chances for some light showers for the first half of the weekend and heavier rain for the second half. you can actually see all that moisture filling in. let's look at what's going on, a storm producing heavy snow in the pacific northwest. that system will make its way across the country. it's snow for them, getting the winds out of canada and makes its way to the middle of the country by saturday and we see the source coming out of the gulf so we're getting that moisture and the rain chances on saturday into the midwest. but saturday night in through sunday, that's where things change here, because now you're talking about the threat for severe weather, so definitely some heavier storms are out there, and even the threat for an isolated tornado, so definitely something we'll be watching here. look for the exact same system bringing the severe weather threat from the ohio valley in through the mississippi area, that's going to make its way into the northeast sunday night in through monday so that's what
we're looking at, no severe weather threat but heavy winds a and rain on monday. rob ford spouting profanity and apologizing, more proof he has problems and needs help. not even his brother wants him in office. we'll talk to the city councilman who brought the motion to have him removed. and conspiracies still circulating 50 years after the assassination of president kennedy. an author is studying us to shed some new light on all of it. as a business owner, i'm constantly putting out fires.
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welcome back to "new day." could it be the end of the line for toronto mayor rob ford? the city council will be mapping out a plan that would almost take away most of his power. joining us is city council lorre denzel wong. he engaged in a showdown at a contentious meeting wednesday. thank you very much. i appreciate you joining us, mr. councilman. >> pleasure. >> so you seem to have a perfect storm going on. you have someone who apparently has problems who is in deep denial, and you have a situation where he is an elected official, and they are very difficult to remove. what do you do? >> well, we're taking some measures to strip him of as many powers as we can at the city. the province which controls the city really has the power to
make any changes to actually have him removed. we're taking away everything but his statutory powers, his powers on committees, his power to influence the executive committee and what council will be considering over the next couple of days will be taking away his office budget and taking away his staff. >> so what do you think you're dealing with here in rob ford? do you think he's prone to excess and stubborn or legitimate addiction issues? >> i think we have a mayor who is out of control and spiraling freefall. he's in freefall. we have a mayor who has a substance abuse problem, who smoked crack cocaine, it seems he has an alcohol problem. he's now admitted to drinking and then getting behind the wheel. court documents have just been released that painted even more damaging story where we're
looking at cocaine and him using cocaine and prostitution and hookers, so these are allegations for sure, but it is a salacious story. it's a disturbing story of our mayor, and then yesterday in front of the mayor's office, he used some very vulgar language that was beyond what any of us could expect. it suggests to me that the mayor needs to resign for his good and for the good of the city of toronto, he needs to put the city of toronto first, and he needs to get help. >> you use the word allegations -- go ahead, if he doesn't resign what? >> the provincial government, the province of ontario, the premier to step in and initiate legislation to have him removed. >> your system is different up in canada than ours. there may be a path to that, may
be more difficult in the u.s., but there's another avenue here that's been somewhat neglected. you use the word allegations and that's a suggestion without proof but the police have a lot of proof. have you spoken with them? where are they on making a case because often in situations where someone's dealing with addiction, they need the prosecution in order to force their hand. where are you on that? >> well, a lot of this information comes from court documents, some of them are protected, some of them are redacted. hundreds of pages of information have been revealed. this includes surveillance videos showing the mayor involved in dead drops, picking up suspicious packages involved with individuals, individuals with criminal records. we also have the famous video, the chief of police has confirmed that the video exists and it's consistent with what everyone believed and in the
picture, he is in the picture with three individuals who are gang members with the dixon city bloods, one of the worst and odious gangs of the city of toronto, involved in drugs, and the smuggling of illegal weapons into the city of toronto, and to answer your question, as a city councilor, we do not get involved in the police investigations. that's inappropriate. we let the police handle this, and there are various charges before the court, but the mayor has not been charged at this time. >> right, it's just interesting that when you have admissions of smoking crack and buying drugs that there hasn't been an arrest, it would be enough and force the hand for the next step of the mayor. obviously everybody wants to see him get help, he's popular and also popular that he gets help. we're looking at this with an eye toward resolution. thank you for joining us, mr. councilor. >> my pleasure. >> coming up next on "new day"
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far, arkansas and washington state, are saying they'll reject the president's proposal. remember, it's up to the individual states whether or not they go with the plan. jim donlan is the insurance commissioner of louisiana and president of the national association of insurance commissioners. thank you for joining us. >> glad to be with you, chris. >> i see that saints helmet behind you and it will not affect this interview, even though i'm a jets fan. let me ask you this commissioner. will you go along with the president's fix? why? why not? >> well, we share the president's concern for those policy holders who were happy and content with the coverage they had in place, even if the overall affordable care act considered that coverage to be inadequate, and companies in my state have voluntarily been extending the opportunity to their policyholders to renew early so as to give them the benefit of the whole next year in a plan that would not otherwise meet the standards. the problem is you can't change
the rules at the last minute when the game's about to start and the rules have given benefits to lots of policyholders, guarantee issue, caps on coverage for older policyholders. it threatens the solvency of the system and it threatens despite the cost to policyholders across the board. so each state will have to make that determination for themselves, but at the naic level, we had two calls yesterday in the aftermath of the president's announcement, and i was pleased and surprised, frankly, at the unanimity i found across the board in concern over what the president is proposing. >> so you say concern over it, unanimous that they don't like it. does that mean you're not going to accept the fix and try to find your own? >> no, sir and i don't want to say unanimous that they don't like it. i would say unanimous there's concern about the lateness of it. how do you do it? how do you implement it, undo that which has already been done, like putting the
toothpaste back in the tube. >> economists that are in the business of measuring this law and measuring health care, they have a hard time seeing the urgency that's been raised politically about this issue, mr. donelon. they say this has been priced in, they knew it would take healthy young people longer to come in, a lot of the policies needed to be canceled because they were substandard, and those people get sick it's a strain on the system. how much of this is a straw horse? >> there's disagreement over the litany of what you clicked off. some agree, some disagree. i do know you can't change the rules at the last minute and if you do to the benefit of one group over another, you threaten the solvency of companies doing business in the system. >> but they're so flush with cash, health care is one of the most profitable industries we have, they change rules on policyholders all the time as you well know as commissioner. >> for the big national companies, i would tell you that's true. they can absorb this, but there
are plenty of local smaller companies that are providing health insurance all across the land, and our first duty as regulators is to protect policyholders and the first part of that is to monitor for solvency which we do quite well, i might add, the companies that are selling insurance products in our state. >> commissioner, full disclosure, you're a republican. you've been outspoken against obama care. do you want this law to succeed or see it be defunded? >> i have no position on that. i'm regulator, not a policymaker and my both colleagues of the aisle, stay in the middle of that debate and regulate without partisan bias. >> you have been outspoken in the pass saying you were against the law, yes? >> no, i said i would have voted no if i had been there. frankly i disagree with the description that i've been outspoken in my opposition to it. i disagree with the law. that's a fact. i have many concerns about it. i also have said repeatedly that
no less a conservative than newt gingrich as speaker, john mccain as republican nominee, mitt romney as republican nominee agree the system is broke and is in need of reform, no question about that. this reform i think was rushed into law and the unintended consequences are playing out as we speak. >> commissioner, thank you very much for your perspective today. appreciate it. >> thank you, sir. >> kate? >> thank you so much, chris. now to this week's cnn hero of the year nominee. every year more than 10,000 children in america are diagnosed with cancer. for many of them, just getting to the hospital, though, can be a challenge. richard naris is trying to fix that problem. >> it's paralyzing when you hear those words "your child has cancer." my son was diagnosed with cancer.
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assassination and the investigation into just who killed him. survey in april found 59% of americans think that multiple people were involved in some sort of conspiracy to murder the president. one man who can shed new light into this topic is philip shanan author of "a cruel and shocking act: the secret history of the kennedy assassination." i look at the breadth of this book, gigantic huge book but contains so many -- chris is measuring it for us. talk to us about some of the things you uncovered in here, the conspiracies abound. >> this was meant to be an insider's history of the warren commission but became so much more because i kept stumbling on to evidence denied for the warren commissions denied to the warren commission and i discovered there had been a tremendous amount of evidence that had been destroyed or disappeared. i kept stumbling onto the stuff and it became a big book but i hope it's a readable book.
>> did it seem it was emotion emotionally fraught and people reacted in an impassioned way or there seeming it nor nefarious behind it? >> many people trying to hide their incompetence. i believe the president's death was really preventable, and so people did not want to be blamed for the fact that the president had died but the destruction of evidence begins within hours of the president's death, the night after the autopsy, the original autopsy report is destroyed, then a handwritten note from oswald to the fbi is ripped up and flushed down the toilet. that's just the first weekend. >> what do you think it says that there are so many conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of jfk still today? >> it's sort of natural. i think people could not accept the fact that the president of the united states, the most powerful, glamorous man on earth could be brought down by a man that was known on the warren commission as the pipsqueak. i fault the warren commission for having rushed this
investigation, left so many questions unanswered, and i think people filled in the gaps of the warren commission with their conspiracy theories. >> that's one of the things reading the reviews about the book that can be helpful in the discussion i think. one of the reasons many of the conspiracies persist is because of the vacuum of information. you traced that to the warren commission, in that there was a coverup done within the commission to cover up its own lack of findings. >> i think we have to make a distinction between the seven members of the warren commission, these gray haired men and the staff of the warren commission, these young lawyers recruited from across the country, hot shots, very smart people and they were determined to get to the truth. they wanted to find the dplooichkts spearcy and wanted to uncover it but they were rushed and up against these enormous bureaucracies at the fbi and the cia that were determined to hide a tremendous amount of evidence from them. >> do you think you'll ever know whether or not it was, in fact, leeharvey oswald working alone or whether or not there was something more? >> all of the most credible
evidence points to oswald as the shooter in daly plaza but for me that's where the questions begin. this is this whole missing chapter of the history of the assassination, what was lee harvey oswald doing in mexico city seven weeks before the assassination dealing with cuban spies and russian spies and mexicans who might have been eager to see president kennedy dead and the cia and the fbi seemed determined not to figure out what happened in mexico. >> it's interesting you talk about the fact that you set out on one road and went down a very different path. at the end, did you find a different conclusion than you anticipated you were going to find? >> much of the questioning i'm left with at the end of this is did somebody know what oswald was going to do and did somebody encourage him to do what he was going to do and there is this incredible document that j. edgar hoover the fbi director sends to the warren commission in june, 1964, right in the middle of the investigation, in which he says that oswald
apparently marched into a communist embassy in mexico, presumably the cuban embassy and announced he was going to kill kennedy. this document which should have reached the warren commission never appears to reach the investigators on the staff who would have had a million questions who else knew oswald might be think being killing the president. >> fascinating. still the conspiracies remain. >> they do, and the title is very catching "a cruel and shocking act." tonight catch reairing of "the '60s, the assassination of president kennedy" at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific ohm here on cnn. i thank you for joining us for this very interesting conversation and read. lot of things to get through. >> and a lot of pages. >> i'll start reading it right now in the break. coming up on "new day," she can handle big roles but can she handle the fame? "hunger games" star jennifer lawrence speaks out. ♪ this girl is on fire
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oscar for "silver linings playbook" and now "catching fire" the "hunger games" trilogy. she is fascinating. >> they are so much fun. >> she's funny every time. >> there's something about her that makes people take notice. lot of people told me she's a friend in my head i just want to hang out with her, she has the girl next door appeal and superstar wattage, but like katniss in "catching fire" she wants to live a drama free life. to say the first movie was a hit would be like saying jennifer lawrence is kind of successful. >> you don't have to destroy her, just her image. >> reporter: talk about an understatement. >> please, please, just help me get through this trip. >> this trip doesn't end when you get back home.
>> reporter: the first film made almost $700 million worldwide and lawrence is now an oscar winner and one of the biggest stars in hollywood. that's clear now, not so much the day the first film opened. jennifer found out the hard way. >> literally the day the movie was released i had no idea i was famous yet or anybody had seen it. i don't think i knew the movie came out that day. it was the worst experience of my life. >> what happened? >> they had to call the police and i had to go down the cargo elevator and i was crying, it's really sad. >> geez. >> reporter: life's pretty good now though. >> i have such a wonderful life that it's great just being able to travel and the freedom and being able to be creative every day, it's such a blessing. >> are there any pitfalls, downfalls? >> yes. >> reporter: me sitting here asking you questions? >> no, the paparazzi. >> reporter: you've been open with that. >> there's ups and downs to every job. there's a down we have to deal with. >> reporter: how do you handle
it? >> i've only had a little bit of experience with it. >> you have the star tour. >> they pulled up to my house one day, i had been away for a month or two months and got to my house and one of those hollywood tour vans in front of my house, people taking pictures. >> while he's unlocking his front door. they were like, wave. >> are you nice or do you just say level me alone? >> it's how you deal with anybody, sometimes i'm nice and sometimes i'm in a bad mood if i'm at dinner and eating and somebody wants me to stand up and take a picture. it helped with my anxiety knowing that i can say no because it used to be i didn't want to go out, didn't want to go to dinner. i was wrapped up and then i was like i don't have to do it. i can just say no and that's helped a lot. so it is hard and you don't want to feel rude because they're people but at the same time, like i have to defend my life and what my mental wellness. >> of course. >> reporter: jennifer's thought of by many in hollywood as refreshing, candid, not afraid
to speak her mind but also america's newest sweetheart, keeping the industry on its toes she's open, whether it's laughing at herself about an awards show wardrobe malfunction or comforting an overwhelmed crying fan at a premiere. her inner circle will tell you that's just jennifer. that she's fearless, funny, and a fierce friend. you can see it in the bond she's formed with co-star josh hutcherson. i did read where you said she's a good kisser. >> me? >> reporter: yeah. >> did you read the part where i said he was a good kisser? >> i didn't see that part. >> we are great together. >> reporter: can we talk about the elephant in the room, the hair of course. >> very little elephant. >> yes. >> reporter: the teenie tiny. what was the decision? was it for a role? because i do love it. >> thank you. no, it was just for my life. it had just got on it the awkward length and i kept putting it back in a bun. >> i'll get rid of it for real. >> in a big way. >> do you love it? >> i do, yes, i'm happy with it. >> you are. >> it's easy to blow dry,
perfect for my skill level. >> a little peter pan. >> it is kind of peter pan. it's okay. >> i'm happy with it. >> reporter: and happy in her own skin. 23 years old, oscar winner, toast of hollywood, and somehow seemingly still grounded. "the hunger games: catching fire" opens november 22nd. we were giving each other the business. jennifer said the guys did that incessantly when she came back from missing the oscar, she'd miss a line, woody harrellson would go hmm, better give that oscar back. >> got a good head on her shoulders. >> nice to see someone not playing for headlines. >> the work speaks for had self, hers does. >> doesn't happen very often anymore. >> that's true. >> thanks, nischelle. how about this, they say don't mess with texas, what about rhine, georgia. man thought he could rip off a convenience store in the tiny town, the last time he'll make that mistake. we have good stuff coming up for you. 1ñp
♪ i say georgia ray charles, fitting for friday, and so is this good stuff. welcome back to you. we pose the question whether people are getting meaner. i'll end it on an entire town showing virtue still bests vice. the entire town of rhine, georgia, all 422 people. the local gas station was held up in broad daylight. what happens if you see this happen in a major city, call 911, run, hide, look the other way, whatever. not this town. >> a nice lady like that working
trying to make a living and some thug coming out trying to rob her? people around ain't going to put up with that. >> that's what i'm saying. some 30 people, all of them neighborhoods found the suspect, chased him until he hid in a garden shed and kept him there until some impressed cops could make the arrest. >> you might not want to come down there and mess with the rhine folk. >> i'm glad i stay in this town. rhine say good town. >> don't mess with us. if you do we'll mess with you. >> amen. we should point out that, of course, you're not supposed to take the law into your own hands but in this case the police say the residents of rhine acted appropriately, nobody got hurt and the arrest was made. i say it's the good stuff. i say it shows virtue beats vice. >> you say it is the good stuff so it is the good stuff. >> exactly. thank you, rhine people, for being good and showing us that virtue still exists. >> rhine people? >> rhinians? >> the rhinians, the rhinos, the way they charged after that bad guy. what do you think, carol costello, rhinos, rhinians what,
works? >> i think all georgians are pretty darned nice each. come on down and visit. thanks so you all. have a great weekend." newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com good morning, i'm carol costello. thanks so much for joining me. if you like it, you can keep it, maybe, and only for a year. president obama has a temporary fix to his health care blunder. oh, but his fix isn't the only fix. this is a look at the house floor. they just gaveled in, actually. they're holding some sort of press conference now. in a few hours around 12:30 eastern the house votes on republican fred upton's plan, it goes two or three steps farther than the president's fix, and it could actually gut obama care. also, later this afternoon, the heads of some of the top insurance companies will come to the white house for a meeting with president obama, but let's go back to mr. obama and his
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