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translate into the bigger bucks, but it does translate into a faster sale and possibly a slightly higher amount for the sale price. and also, depends on the celebrity. >> yeah. i guess there are some people, you know, who have the money to spend, who really do want, i guess, kind of a trophy house. they want it to have a history. they want, you know, to know there was a celebrity that, you know, lived there? >> oh, yeah. absolutely. with the michael jordan house, here's the interesting thing nap in the chicago area, for the past 25 years, there have only been eight homes that have sold for more than $10 million. this was on the market for $29 million. so you've got to want to have a really big trophy in chicago to buy that house. >> whew! deep pockets indeed. michael corbett, thank you so much. lots of fun to do our little version of a virtual tour, appreciate it. and i guess we're going to talk again, once you know, the bidding beginning. 3:00 on the east coast. noon out west for those just joining us, welcome to the "cnn
newsroom." i'm fredricka whitfield. here are the top stories we're following at this hour -- ishs people on the street knocked unconscious by criminals who consider their attack a game. the disturbing trend coming up. two different scares at los angeles international airport. one prompted this response from police. >> everyone, on the ground! >> everybody get down! >> we'll tell you what triggered that show of force. and jackie kennedy's iconic pink suit. find out where it is now and why the wearabouts of her famous pill box hat remains a mystery. talks on iran's nuclear program appear to be moving closer to a deal. u.s. secretary of state john kerry met with iran's foreign minister today after arriving in switzerland early this morning. it sounds like if there is going to be a deal, today just might be the day.
jim shuuto is live in geneva. what's happening now? >> reporter: well, today are or the early morning hours since that key meeting between secretary of state john ker around the iranian foreign minister javad zarif, diplomats met twice and what they're doing now, both sides, going after the wording of this proposed agreement right tao down, according to iranian official, individual words in that agreement that might seem small but have great meaning to both sides. that's the indication of the level of detail they're at right now. some of the remaining issues, one deals with how long will iran be under restrictions on its nuclear program? having of great importance to iranians. when will they be, "a normal country" in the view of the west, in the view of the world? that's key. they're working. it's almost 9:00 here. no sign they're going to break up. fk in, the only break secretary of state john kerry took earlier in the evening was to go buy
chocolates, he said, for his wife for thanksgiving. that's the level of work and how busy they are now. >> all right. good place to buy it. all right. jim, thanks so much. keep us abreast of developments there. all right. so everything is running smoothly for travelers now. at los angeles international airport. but that definitely was not the case last night. there were two separate scares there. they took place right around the same time. one in terminal 4. the other in terminal 5. at terminal 4, an apparent prank call to police caused this chaotic scene. see all the people evacuated from the terminal. authorities say it all began when a caller reported a gunman at the airport and that prompted this response -- >> everyone, on the ground! >> everybody, get down! >> police evacuated the terminal, as you saw in the images earlier but didn't find anything suspicious and then gauge the all-clear. earlier at terminal 5 an suv crasheded triggered a panicked
reaction from passengers inside simply because of the loud sound of that accident and not knowing what had taken place. many people fled the terminal there. police say the driver of that vehicle was actually suffering from a medical condition. she is hospitalized in good condition. all right. people signing up for obama care will have a little bit more time in which to do so. the obama administration is extending its deadline by one week. that gives people until december 23rd to sign up in order to have health coverage start in january. meantime, new reports from the "washington post" and netanyahu on what happened right before the rollout of healthcare.gov. live from washington, what is being said? >> reporter: fred, as you know, november 30th is the self-imposed deadline for the administration to have it working for most users. as the clock ticks towards that day, the blame game is continuing. today new details are emerging
in both the new york times and "washington post." cgi and the president, months before the failed launch, problems. cgi told the administration it was making impossible demands and administration officials insisting the october 1st launch was non-negotiable. accusing cgi of missing deadlines and making excuses, and here's the kicker. according to that report, the government agency's chief operating officer, michelle snyder, was telling her colleagues "if we could fire them, we would." the "washington post" article goes into depth about what people thought would and wouldn't work just days before the launch. then in the final pre-flight checklist, 41 of 91 separate functions that cgi was responsible for finishing by the launch were still not working. so, fred, it really seems like today, and probably for the next
few days and up until that deadline, fingerpoints will continue. >> has there been a response comes from the white house or anything else in the administration? >> yes pap response saying this was a complex project with a very short timeline. so they prioritize what they considered to be the most essential functions, with the idea that they would then roll out the others online over time. cgi responded saying what we understand our silence leaves us exposed to others conclusions, out of respect for cms and all our clients we strongly believe in honoring our contractual commitments. >> pretty complicated. thanks, from washington. we're also keeping an eye on a potentially dangerous storm system. again, this one a little different from what we saw last weekend. this one is dumping ice and snow on parts of oklahoma, texas and new mexico. it's moving east are and
threatens to bring a nor'easter to the boston and new york areas just in time for turkey day. other parts of the northeast could also get substantial snowfall. and a horrifying new crime with deadly consequences. it's called the knockout game. unis speculating people sucker punched as they walk down the street. what makes anyone want to do this? we'll ask a psychologist. great. this is the last thing i need.)
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an incident in new york has been repeated, and reported as recently as last night and then there are other cases across the country in which one victim has died. let's bring in lou palumbo, retired law enforcement agent, and forensic psychologist orensteiner. let me begin with you. there's no good explanation here, but as far as you can tell, what is the underlying reason why people are doing this, and we understand that most of those who are suspected of doing it are teenagers. >> yes. we have to look at the teenager. we have to look at the individual. more than likely, as an individual, these teenagers would not be committing these imcrews by themselves. but in a group dynamic, that is-- that is really the thing that is going on here. these teenagers may, in fact, want attention, want power, want control, and the sgrup allowing them to do that.
it's swaying them into these actions and unfortunately, a teenager who has not doing well within their school placement, comes from a conflicted home, and i'm speculating here. >> do we know this? >> we don't know this, but if i was to speculate, a person who's not doing well in their life but is seeking power and control and attention is joining in to this group for these actions, and these actions are giving them a thrill, are giving them attention, and are making them feel empowered. in addition to that, because of surveillance cameras, because of youtube, because of the media, they are not only seen by a couple people, they're seen by hundreds of thousands of individuals. >> you think that's fueling the desire, by those carrying out, to do this? to get that kind of publicity? >> of course. i understand what you're saying, fredricka. unfortunately, negative attention can still be positive attention if you're not getting any attention at all and you fee unsuccessful within your life. not doing well within your
school placement, your family is not supportive or you don't even have a family in reality, you have this underlying anger, and then you're acting out and attacking a population that can't fight back, that shocks society, and on top of that, hundreds and thousands and possibly even millions are seeing this on youtube or on some television. if you know where i'm going? >> yeah. and i'm wondering, lou, if people are less fascinated with the, why does anyone do this? it doesn't seem there's ever going to be a reasonable explanation, but in stead, how do you put an end to this behavior, because no matter what, people are getting hurt and at least in one case as we understand, someone got, you know, killed. i mean, we're talking about some pretty serious potential head injuries being hit and -- hit and falling on this concrete. >> well, i think the thing we need to focus on immediately is how we're going to bring this practice to a halt. >> yes. >> and that is -- that's of
utmost importance. we can intellectualize later and figure out the dynamic with the inner city, minorities and -- indigent people. >> exactly my point. how do you end this behavior? >> one way you do it from the position of law enforcement agency is you assemble a team of law enforcement agents, undercover, form a task force, go out in the street, make arrests. the next part of the deterrence, how it's dealt with, how we sentence them going forward from here. >> when you say classified. i heard lag earlier, talked to a legal experts earlier. label it a hate crime. isn't there more to targeting pedestrians, incidents, and how difficult would it be to label this as a hate crime? and not just simply an assault or attempted murder or something? >> well, in order to have a hate
crime, there has to be some attachment to someone's ethnic background or religious denomination, for example. and that's one of the things that's being alleged at this point. they're trying to say that the victims are, for example -- i heard one individual, one gentleman say, they're all jewish. they're clearly all caucasian. it appears the perpetrators are all black. so all of these little components or elements start to spurn thought or consideration for, is this actually a hate crime? but separate and apart from that is the significance of how we classify their acts and begin a prosecution. in other words, if you understand or read the penal law in the state of new york, under the murder statute, in paragraph 2, it lends itself to depraved indifference towards human life, which clearly this is an example of. >> yeah. >> based and that statement, you then must go forward and charge them with a crime properly. >> so disturbing, no matter what and disturbing to see the imof
as. apologize for those who have to make the point of how heinous this is by you having to see it over and over again. certainly everyone agrees an end has to be brought to that behavior. thanks so much, gentlemen. appreciate it, to you both. coming up, baseball star alex rod breriguez storms out o hearing. joining us to give new insight into a-rod's case. first, pope francis is having a pretty good year. we'll look at what has made him so popular, and also, controversy. and we're preparing our own holiday tradition with cnn "heroes." an all-star tribute. a celebration of the top ten heroes of the year and their work helping others. the star-studded gala airs next sunday, december 1st at 8:00. michelle turner gives us a
behind-the-scenes peek of the preparations for the big event. >> reporter: hey there, everybody. i'm michelle turner and i'm going to give you a backstage look at what it takes to put this whole cnn "heroes" award show together. ready for this? this is going to be cool. all right. come with me. this year, we're back in new york, baby, at the american museum of natural history where the very first cnn "heroes" took place seven years ago. >> i can't believe it's been that long and we're thrilled to be back here. it's iconic and it's beautiful. >> reporter: the first stop of the night for these everyday heroes and celebrities -- the red carpet. >> wow! look at it in here. look at all of these lights. you know, would, like this takes hundreds of people to set up, would go around the clock. and then the centerpiece of the's evening. this year cnn heroes will be honored right here in the whale room where one of the museum's biggest treasures will be watchiwatch ing over us all night. uh-huh. talking about this lady right here.
that's not all that has to be done to get ready for this special event. 51 tables to set up. 9 cameras to put in place. and 1 giant video monitor. >> you wouldn't believe just really what it takes to put something like this on, and, you know, we had -- about two days to bring it in and set it all up. >> reporter: transforming this beautiful room from this -- to this -- all to honor ten everyday people who are changing the world. >> it's just a nice thing to honor these people. these people, they don't get the limelight. they don't get honored. they don't have celebrities saying their names and praising their work. it's a nice thing for them. it's a nice pat on the back. >> reporter: a pat on the back from cnn that becomes a very special night of inspiration.
as pope francis gets ready to celebrate the holiday season millions of people will be listening to what he says that includes more than just the devout. only eight months into his papacy and he's already wildly popular and even a little controversial. here's cnn chris cuomo. [ cheers ] >> reporter: the cheers are so loud you'd think it's a rock star. to many, he is. pope francis. the first pontiff from south america already beloved by the faithful for his humility and
hands-on approach. just ten days on the job he got down on bended flee to wash the feet of juvenile delink went. one a muslim. this month he made headlines for his compassionate embrace of these disabled men. he didn't mind when this little boy upstaged him during a homily simply smiling, patting the boy's head, even accepting a kiss on the cross hanging around his neck. pope francis is also making waves with hot button social issue, chastising the church for being too consumed with gay marriage, contraception and abortion. a cause for concern among some conservatives. when asked about this thoughts on homosexuality, the pope answered simply -- who am i to judge? this month he announced he's asking catholics in a poll to share their thoughts on the new modern family. pope francis shunned the official papal apartments for more modest quarter, and gets around in a 1984 renault. all to have more daily contact
with ordinary people. he's a pope the people can relate to, not just from the pews but on social media as well. a verified vatican man with more than 10 million followers on twitter. he even appeared in a selfie. >> and tomorrow, the pontiff asked that the bones of st. peter be displayed and later in the week, russian president vladimir putin is scheduled to meet with the pope. more on all that tomorrow. next, in the "cnn newsroom," the business of being successful for the eyes of hollywood's hottest actress, jennifer lawrence. ♪
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weekend. >> we have to go, before they kill us. they will kill us. >> what about the other families? huh? the ones who stay? what happens to them? people are looking to you, katniss. >> i don't want anyone looking to me. i can't help them. >> lawrence shot the film after the first movie came out and "catching fire" is on track to push her career even further. christine romans has more, chief business correspondent. >> reporter: hi, fredricka. "hunger games" catching fire, out this weekend and that means big money for the girl on fire. here's a look at the business of being jennifer lawrence. one oscar, two hit franchises and the highest grossing heroine of all time, hungry for more. born in louisville, kentucky. starting an acting career as a teenager, but her true star turn came at the age of 20 in "winter's bone" the gritty role resulted in lawrence becoming
one of the youngest women ever nominated for best actress. two years later she won taking home an oscar for "silver linings playbook." arise with this stumble. >> i'm sorry. >> and also up for fun and games. she became mystique in the "x-men" franchise and went from comic book hero to superstardom as the lead in the wildly popular "hunger games." >> i volunteer as tribute! >> reporter: hardly a volunteer, lawrence earned $500,000 and the first installment of the "hunger games" series made almost $700 million worldwide. time to ask the boss for a raise. lawrence will get $10 million to reprise her role at katniss everdean for the sequel "catching fire." >> the girl on fire! >> reporter: forbes named her second highest paid actress. >> such a wonderful life. >> reporter: even with all the cast, lawrence is very careful
with her spending. she might be the face of dior, but she says she's still a bargain shopper. >> end up staying at the day's inn. >> reporter: the business of being jennifer lawrence, international superstar may seem like it's all glitz and glamour these day, just don't tell her that. >> it's so awkward. >> reporter: on top of that $10 million, she could get even more in bonuses if "catching fire" is the blockbuster everyone expects. fredricka? >> thanks, big stuff. thanks, christine. the winter olympic games in russia, just 75 days away. the torch is on its way to the host city of sochi, russia, and take a look at this. it actually went underwater, right there, this morning. divers took it into a russian lake. it is the deepest freshwater lake in the world. how did that do that? the torch stayed lit during the swim because it was made using a special burner. some like flares are used at sea. the games begin february 7th. cool stuff. all right.
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and called the entire proceeding disgusting. this all happening behind closed doors in private. then rodriguez went public. >> i banged the table and kicked -- a briefcase and slammed out of the room. >> reporter: alex rodriguez crying foul. so angry with major league baseball's commissioner and the league's investigation into allegations he used performance-enhancing drugs he went to the airwaves to vent his frustration, and to deny he used peds. >> did you do any peds? >> no. >> did you obstruct anybody, any witnesses? did you do anything that they accusedy of doing? >> no. >> nothing? >> no. >> reporter: he appear and a radio show on wfan hours after he stormed out of an arbitration hearing about his 211-game suspension. furious that the arbitrator decided major league baseball commissioner bud selig would not have to testify. >> i exploded. i was very upset. probably overreacted, but, it came from the heart, and this has been a very difficult
process. >> reporter: rodriguez attorneys wanted to question selig on a number of points. they allege mlb investigators use ed unethical tactics includg intimidating witnesses into making false accusations about rodriguez. >> i know you don't like new york, but come to new york and face the music, my comment to the commissioner. >> what about you? >> he hates my guts. no we about it. >> have you ever gotten along with him? you think this is personal? >> i don't think they like big salaries. i think it's about his legacy and my legacy and he's trying to destroy me. he's retiring in 2014, to put me on his mantel on the way out, that's a hell of a trophy. >> reporter: no proof he did anything unethical and this statement. despite mr. rodriguez being upset with a ruling --
the procedures is over. rodriguez did not attend the final day. it's unto be arbitratorer to make his decision and we are hearing, fredricka that should happen within the next several weeks. fredricka? >> thanks, jason carroll. so that hearing ended without a-rod telling his side of the story to the arbitrator, who will make the decision on his suspension. i'm joined now by lanny davis, the attorney for rodriguez' league and media team and joe carter with cnn sports. all right, gentlemen. lanny, begin with you. background for a lot of folks. you're author of a couple crisis tales, and you've also worked with big clients in crisis management from the clinton administration even to martha stewart. so lanny, you first. explain your role for the rodriguez team. >> well, i focus on violations of fairness and due process, and rather than using the general
expression ethical rules, let me state a fact, not denied by major league baseball. they paid $125,000 in cash for stolen property delivered in a satchel in fort lauderdale, florida. more out of a scene from boardwalk empire than our national pastime. those investigative tactics and the fact bud selig doesn't have the guts, after announcing someone is guilty on national television, before the trial begins, he doesn't have the guts to show up in person to be cross-examined, my role is to point out the absence of fairness and the loss of perspective by commissioner selig on the legacy he owes to the national pastime. >> aren't there going to be some who say that a-rod doesn't have the guts to go ahead and testify. instead deciding to walk out and, you know, state his case on radio as opposed to -- saying it on the record? >> well, that sounds like
someone in lewis carroll's alice in wonderland, when the queen of hearts announced the verdict is guilty. now let's hear the evidence. the person on trial will stand up and say, wait a minute. this is a kangaroo court. i'm out of here. everybody watches knows that bud selig should have faced the music and confronted the person that he accuses, rather than do it on letterman, on national television, pronouncing the verdict and not telling everyone that 11 random tests during the time period where alex rodriguez is accused of using peds, 11est its, negative. selig doesn't say that. he doesn't show up to confront to answer that, and instead he allows $125,000 in cash as if he's a character in boardwalk empire. that's why he doesn't want to show up, because he doesn't want to answer those questions. >> joe, let me bring you in to this. you've been covering this a long time, and the fact that he did storm out leaves a lot of
questions, but how is that being interpreted, and is that superseding any or all of what lanny davis is saying? >> i have to agree with lanny in the sense certainly bud selig and major league baseball, no saints in this process. alex rodriguez, the last couple of years, always proclaimed innocence. we don't have a smoking gun, don't have a positive drug test. all negative. here's a guy who said he's fighting for his life, fighting for his baseball legacy and here he has the opportunity to testify in front of the one man, frederic core witts, the arbitrator, holds his baseball fate in his hands, he has the opportunity to bring forward all the evidence that makes him innocent, to make his case in front of that guy and two days before he's supposed to testify he storms out and decides to create this scene, and then go on national radio and proclaim his case there. so my problem with this is, if you're innocent, fight it until the end. i understand he has been tried out in the court of public opinion. no doubt. people already calling him guilty without a fair process. but here's your one opportunity
to make your case. one opportunity to say this is what i have to prove my innocence and he took the road of basically abandoning ship. >> right. >> from our perspective, we're thinking, okay, you have a drug program in place. this great program since 2002. there's been 12 arbitrations hearings since then. all 12 players testified when they've been given their chance to testify. might recently ryan braun. wipe are you not taking the opportunity to state your case to say, i believe that the legal team and the plan all along has been they don't want to ever have him of it under oath. if you get caught testifying lying under oath you go to jail. >> lanny, you respond. what is the law? what's the psychology there? >> first, i appreciate joe's perspective, but his statement is belief it's not a statement of fact. i'll tell you what the fact is. if you're in front of a kangaroo court and the queen of hearts says you're guilty, now i'll hear the evidence, there's a pretty tough judgment call to know how joe would do it if he was personally involved. duly legitimize that selig
refusing to testify will come in having already been accused on national television by the person that is assessed 211 games penalty. so i can understand joe's viewpoint, but at least understand this -- he would have testified had selig had the courage of at least having the optics of a fair process rather than -- appearing in court. >> why is testimony predicated on what bud selig does? >> because the cross-examination of selig is very important to put in to the record that he has no evidence, other than tony bausch. let's understand, there's no evidence, other than negative random testing, 11 of them, during the two-year time period that selig imposed a 211 penalty. no positive test for peds and selig needs to be asked by rodriguez' lawyer, then rodriguez comes back and says, back to mr. selig, what's your evidence besides bosch who by the way is under federal investigation for distributie i
drugs to teenagers. joe, you know the major league baseball investigators did a deal with bosch. the guy distributing drugs to teenagers, to help him in order to get -- >> we know that. alex rodriguez has a smart legal team including yourself. you would know all along bud selig is never going to testify. hasn't testified since 2010. >> time out. that's not true. >> he did before this was put in place. last 12 cases he hasn't. you grab 6 other people similar, close, or make the case you would want aselig, cowen grab six other people close to him in major league baseball to help make the case on your side and couldn't you get the case in both the arbitration hearing and -- the court of public opinion? >> joe, you're a great reporter and deal in foocts. you've been spun by baseball. selig testified five out of seven times. this is the first time -- >> before the new agreement was in place. >> under the new drug program, he's refused -- are you hiding
behind -- not you. selig is hiding behind the fact he hasn't testified when this is the first time under the new drug program he made the accusation that alex rodriguez was guilty on national television before trial and if it were you, you wouldn't walk into a kangaroo court like that. this is about fundamental fairness. alex rodriguez said publicly, i have not done peds and that is his statement, and that is what was -- >> he said it on a radio program after he had the opportunity to say it under only in front of the arbitrator. the only man whoic mas the decision on whether or not he's playing baseball again. this is the one guy that stands between him and his legacy on the baseball diamond. 2 211 games. puts him back at baseball close to 40. >> it's a terrible situation, i agree that he faces and a terrible dilemma and i agree with you, it's a close call, but as to what you didn't say that was true, because you've been misled by i think deliberately by baseball, bud selig was on the witness list until the day
before his representative announce head wasn't coming. the fact that he's hiding behind closed doors and isn't willing to confront you or mr. rodriguez or anyone to justify 211 games when there isn't a single positive test out of 11 times random testing, he's not willing to confront anyone, because he'd rather do it behind closed doors and give cash over-the-counter in a diner as a segment of boardwalk empire. that he seems comfortable doing. >> we have to leave it right there. we know it over until it's over. thank you both so much. appreciate it. many people are remembering president john f. kennedy the assassination 50 years ago. that day started off on a happy note, and one memorable image is of the first lady's pink suit. so what happened to that outfit? the answer, next. first, three-time olympic
champion gaile deservers became the fastest woman in the world. dr. sanjay gupta has her story in today's "human factor." >> gayle deservers got away quickly. >> reporter: for 15 years one of the fastest women in the world. known almost as well for her long fingernails as her olympic and world championship. >> things were going very well. i qualified for a world record. >> reporter: she qualified in 1988. when it came time to compete, her body failed her. >> i went slower than the first time i ever ran when i ever stepped on the track. >> reporter: her hair started falling out. her once long nails broke and she started losing a lot of weight, at my worst, under 85 pounds. >> reporter: her symptoms continued nearly three years without a diagnosis. >> i actually had covered up the mirrors in my house. because i didn't want to see
myself. >> reporter: just when deservers w devers wass giving up, her special diagnosed grave's disease. a disease of the thyroid gland. she got radiation but a side effect, developed painful blood blisters on her feet. >> i stopped walking because it hurt so bad. >> reporter: it was so bad, doctors nearly amputated her feet. >> i just remember sitting there saying, oh, my gosh. oh, my gosh. >> reporter: eventually, doctors found a way to treat them, and a year and a half later, devers was back in her running shoes competing in the 1992 olympics. >> it was just -- seeing that flying and never losing sight of it, no matter what obstacles you have to go through. >> reporter: devers won gold. >> ready, go! >> reporter: today she's married with two children and helping other kids achieve their goals. >> what is in that happened to me in my life that i can share with somebody else. you know?
50 years ago this week first lady jackie kennedy dressed up in a pink suit as she accompanied her husband on what would be a fateful trip to dallas. now that suit is an iconic image from the day president john f. kennedy was assassinated. it is a symbol not only of what happened but also of her grace in the face of unspeakable tragedy. here's cnn's randi kaye. >> reporter: in the words of president john f. kennedy she looked smashing in it, which may be why the president asked jackie kennedy to wear her now famous watermelon suit to dallas on november 22nd, 1963. >> the usual welcoming committee presents mrs. kennedy with a bouquet of red rose's. >> reporter: it looked like coco chanel but her suit was actually a knockoff, made in america. the first lady had worn it at least six times before that fateful day.
here she is in 1962 awaiting the arrival of prime minister of algeria, that's john jr. in her arms. in dallas on november 22nd at this ft. worth chamber of commerce breakfast. >> nobody wonders what linden and i wear. >> reporter: later that day, president kennedy would be dead. and the first lady's stunning pink suit stained forever with her husband's blood would begin a long and mysterious journey. when aides suggested she change her clothes after the shooting, she refused. phillip sheinin wrote a book about the kennedy assassination. >> her remark, and i think she made it once was, no, i'm going to leave these clothes on. i want them to see what they have done. >> reporter: hours later mrs. kennedy continued to wear the suit during the emergency swearing in of lyndon johnson as president. >> that whole scene is obviously
just surreal. she arrives in the cabin in air force one in the clothes covered with the president's blood and expected to stand there and witness the swearing in of her husband's successor. >> reporter: mrs. kennedy was still in her suit when she arrived later that evening at andrews air force base in maryland where she received her husband's body. the president's brother at her side in the middle of the night. once at the white house, her personal maid put the suit in a bag so mrs. kennedy wouldn't have to look at it. then, sometime in 1964, the blood-stained suit arrived here at the national archives building in the nation's capitol. it came in a box aplng with a handwritten note from jackie kennedy's mother on her personal stationa statione stationery, it simply said jackie's suit and bag worn november 22nd, 1963. all this time the chute has been forbidden from public view and will likely stay that way for a
very long time. in 2003 after her mother's death, caroline kennedy gave the suit to the people of the united states with the understanding that it wouldn't be put on public display for 100 years until 2103 and even then the kennedy family must be consulted before any attempt is made to display the suit. all in effort to avoid sensationalizing that horrible act. and it's believed only a handful of people, maybe only as few as two, have seen the suit since. along with the suit and also hidden from view in the new archives in maryland, the blue blouse mrs. kennedy wore in dallas. her stockings, blue shoes and blue purse. what they don't have is the first lady's pink pillbox hat. >> the hat is a mystery. the hat apparently goes to the secret service initially and the secret service turns it over to mrs. kennedy's private secretary and then it disappears. it has not been seen since. >> reporter: the archive is making every effort to preserve the suit. it's stored in a windowless
vault in an acid-free container where the air is changed every 20 minutes or so to properly maintain the woolen cloth. it is kept at a temperature of 65 to 68 degrees which is best for the fabric. the suit's story, a perfect ending for a first lady who craved privacy after so much pain. randi kaye, cnn, los angeles. farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing.
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shout-out happy birthday to this young woman right here, 21st birthday, miley cyrus, the megastar tweeted she wanted nothing more than to spend time with her poochies, her dogs. is that where the whole tongue hanging out stuff came from? you can see everything miley tonight, that's where you're going to find out the answer to that whole tongue thing tonight on cnn, "the life of miley" airs at 7:30 eastern time. that's going to do it for me, i'm fredricka whitfield, much more in the "newsroom" straight ahead with my colleague, martin savidge. >> hi, fredricka. >> all those questions you had about miley cyrus and her shoot to stardom all tonight. >> i know. i follow. i follow. >> very good. we'll learn more. more to be revealed. >> all right, nice to see you. >> have a good one. hello, everyone, you're in the "cnn newsroom." it is 4:00 in the east. that means it's 1:00 in the west
area and i'm martin savidge in the "cnn newsroom." it's great to be with you. we've got a lot to cover, so let's go. a deadly wave of storms crossing from the west to east right now. texas preparing for what may be an incredible ice storm. and also right now our matthew chance standing by in geneva. there may be a deal between the u.s. and iran in the next few hours. something that was all but unfathomable just a few short months ago. also an amazing moment in time. all taking place on a very special plane inside one president lay dead. only a few feet away, another sworn in. that story is just ahead. but, first, timing could not be worse. just in time for one of the busiest travel seasons of the year, a powerful weather storm is now moving its way across the country. rain, snow and powerful winds are creating problems in several states. icy roads in oklahoma and texas
are causing major travel issues. and one of willie nelson's tour buses was involved in a wreck a couple hours east of dallas in sulphur springs, texas, willie wasn't on board the bus, but three tour members were hurt. and look at the snow in mt. charleston, nevada, this is less than 50 miles west from las vegas. winter storm warnings are active all over the region. temperatures are expected to dip even more in the next couple of days, and flagstaff, arizona, can expect heavy snow this weekend with up to 5 inches possible and that's just a day. and good luck to all of you. and guess what, all that bad weather is coming east? meteorologist karen maginnis shows us what we can expect. >> extending up to ruidoso, new mexico, watch out in west texas and then we start to see the
dallas metroplex area being affected over the next 12 hours or so as well. so, potential travel as well as air delays expected there. right along the border between new mexico and arizona, snowy, especially across the higher elevations, including the san juan, sangre de christo mountains and into the panhandles of texas and oklahoma. area of low pressure still spinning out the area of moisture across arizona and new mexico, high wind watch out in utah. and here we go, for dallas you'll be right on the edge of that icy precipitation with rainfall expected along the gulf coast. and monday and tuesday, kind of critical time period as to what the track of that storm is going to be. might it be a nor'easter in places for new york city and boston expected snowfall and gusty winds? right now it looks like interior sections of the northeast will be affected with snow and wind. looks like a rain event along the coast but that could change. that is the dynamics of the system that we're expecting.
new york 32 for sunday. that's the high. these temperatures are 10 to more than 20 degrees below where they should be for this time of year. we'll keep you updated. back to you. >> okay, karen maginnis, thank you for that. two separate incidents at los angeles international airport put lots of people on edge and that was over the past few hours. >> on the grass! everybody get down! >> that, by the way, was not a drill. armed police officers swarmed one terminal full of travelers. that was late last night. they were responding to a report with a man with a gun. it appears now that was a prank phone call. no man. no gun. then about the same time, a woman crashed her car at another terminal causing a brief panic and some confusion. it's understandable that nerves may have been pretty raw at l.a.x. a man with a rifle killed police officer girardeau hernandez three weeks ago and an autopsy
report said that hernandez was shot 12 times. all right, here's something you don't see every day. actually, identify don't think you've ever seen it. check out this video of divers taking the sochi olympic torch 50 feet deep inside the freshwater lake in sibel beria,s made unprecedented stops at the international space station and now this lake. the temperature at the surface a balmy 50 degrees. we're hearing optimistic sounds out of geneva, switzerland, observers say a deal may be very close between iran and western countries who want to stop a nuclear program there. one of those optimistic people, john kerry, the secretary of state. he landed in geneva joining the other diplomats hoping the talks will finally produce a plan that all sides can agree on. cnn's matthew chance is in geneva right now and, matthew, i
think we watched this same thing, deja vu, just a couple of weeks ago. everybody raced off to ja nuvge including the secretary of state, what's different today? >> reporter: it's a good question, martin, the short answer is the various diplomats engaged in this from u.s. secretary of state john kerry down say they are much closer than they were a few weeks ago. they're much closer than they've been at any point during these negotiations which have been taking place over the course of a decade. as we speak john kerry is in the same room as the iranian foreign minister, along with catherine ashton who is leading the negotiations here. hammering out the details and trying to close the gaps which are said to be just very narrow gaps but gaps nonetheless in their various positions. the idea, of course, is to try to find a formula that will try to satisfy all sides. on one side the guarantee that iran is not going to develop nuclear weapons in the future. it says, of course, it won't do it anyway. and on the other side, you know,
some kind of reward for that, if you will. iranians are looking for relief on the crippling sanctions that have been imposed on its economy over the past several years by the united states and by others in the international community as well. again, the narrow gaps, still gaps. they haven't got a deal yet. but there's some anticipation that this is at the very least a critical stage of those negotiations. >> matthew, what are you hearing as far as what may be the primary sticking point? >> reporter: i think there's a couple of things that are sticking points. one of them is the iranian insistence on a formal recognition that they have the right to enrich uranium. that's something the western powers and the u.s. have very much resisted but something the iranians say is a red line for them. on the other side there's the issue of the heavy water reactor that rye ran is building in a place called iraq. the spent fuel can be processed into nuclear weapons-grade material as well. the french in particular and also other members of the security council want much greater clarification on iraq
and they want all work to stop if this agreement is to take hold. they've been trying to work out formulas for both of those issues. they're very close, but it seems they're not there yet. >> all right, matthew, we'll continue to stay in touch with you and follow this. thank you. moving on, this side, inside a baltimore jail allegations of drug peddling and sex and dozens of corrections officers are involved. that will be our next story. and also one of our most notorious mass murders may be getting married? cg/úññ
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the obama care website has been the butt of many jokes and it's been widely ripped by critics. now, the government is taking new steps to try to boost enrollment. the administration will use results of a program that's a pilot program really in florida, ohio, and texas, to try to get the bugs out of the direct enrollment option selection. they'll work with the insurance companies to determine if there are issues before even considering making it available across the country. the numbers as you might imagine for obama care have not been up to par, tom foreman tells us which enrollment numbers could make or break the program. >> one of the things we've known all along about obama care, you
have to have enough young people sign up to make it work, young, healthy people, who will pay more into the system than they will take out. and right now in the few states where we have data on that, the numbers aren't looking particularly good. california, 23% of the people signing up and a big surge of sign-ups there are in that category of young and healthy. washington state, same thing. kentucky one of the best rated states right now in terms of having their state program work, only 19% young and healthy signing up. connecticut 19% and maryland, 27%. it's just a sampling right now but it matters because this number is so important. you have to have about 7 million, at least this is the projection by the congressional budget office by next march for this thing to be working properly, right now only 3% of this number has been achieved. that's not necessarily a big number because they expected it to be slow at first and pick up momentum later on but the question of who is signing up is a bigger, more important matter. the target is out of the 100%,
38% have to be young and healthy. 38%. and right now had the early data has it at 21.6% fitting into that category. as this number grows, this number has to grow and get closer to that target because if they don't hit that target, then the math starts getting into trouble according to the congressional budget office and that could put the whole program into a bit of a tailspin. >> certainly could. thank you, tom, very much. just this week the obama administration, by the way, gave people an extra eight days to sign up if they wanted to be covered on january 1st. the deadline is now december 23rd. their job is to maintain peace and order inside of jails, but now more than two dozen corrects officers in baltimore are implicated in a shocking case of sex, lies and drugs. prosecutors say that corrections officers and members of a notorious prison gang were in cahoots together peddling drugs and phones and even having sex together inside of the city's
jail. one indictment alleges a suspected gang member, one, got four jail guards pregnant. in all 27 corrections officers have been charged in the scheme. well, could marriage be in the cards for the notorious killer charles manson? a missouri woman tells "rolling stone" magazine that she is manson's girlfriend and that the two will soon be getting married. manson, however, set it's a bunch of garbage. whatever the case, cnn's ted rowlands got some insight into this wannabe mrs. manson. >> reporter: it sounds crazy but it is true, a 25-year-old woman wants to marry charles manson, 79-year-old charles manson, her name is star, star is the name that he gave her. i first met star four years ago when she was 21, living out in corcoran, california, that's where the prison where charles manson is being housed. the first question i had for her, of course, why charles
manson? >> charlie is all about atwah, which is air, trees, plants, animals and he's been talking about it over 40 years, and none of the tv shows have ever picked that up. i don't know why. >> reporter: star says she was attracted to charles manson because of his views on the environment. she says that after that, she started to get to know his past and was fine with it once she met him, saying that he is an honest man and she loves him very much. if indeed they do get married, the state of california will facilitate a marriage in prison. all the costs have to be borne by the person marrying a prisoner in this case because charles manson is in a maximum security facility, there will be no visits between he and his bride if they do get married. an extraordinary moment in history, and it took place within the confines of a very special plane.
air force one has seen its share of history, but no day more extraordinary than november 22nd, 1963. on that day after the assassination of president john f. kennedy, the plane hosted the inauguration of our 36th president, lyndon johnson, moments later the same plane was in the air. >> reporter: the peaceful transition of power for the mightiest nation on earth took place not in the white house or even in washington. but on a plane. window shades drawn for fear of snipers, the air-conditioning off to save fuel. the scratchy audio captured on a dictation machine.
>> preserve. >> preserve. >> protect. >> protect. >> defend. >> defend. >> reporter: air force one was the first presidential jet. jackie kennedy hired the designer who came up with its distinctive paint scheme still used today. that day in dallas, as the first couple set off into the adoring crowd, the crew monitored their progress on the plane's radios. >> you realize that i'll be monitoring this frequency. >> reporter: it wasn't long before they knew something was terribly wrong. >> there's a situation, i read you. >> reporter: the president had been shot. >> we have report quoting in dallas that the president is dead. >> reporter: in an instant, air force one transformed into a command center, and as far as anyone knew was the only safe place for a possibly still
targeted vice president. >> do you have any had on board? >> roger. >> reporter: but to the frustration of many, lyndon johnson, code name volunteer, refused to take off until he took the oath of office. >> still waiting for a judge to appear for a swearing in. >> that is for volunteer, is that right? >> yes. we are having -- getting one here and have it done before we take off. >> reporter: meanwhile, determined the president's body should not travel in the baggage compartment, the crew struggled to make space in the plane. historian jeff underwood recalls what had to be done. >> they pulled these four seats out. then they took a saw and they cut off the bulkhead right across here and the line is still there. >> reporter: the president's casket was rushed up the plane's stairs while up forward people pressed into the sweltering space to bear witness. >> the photographer was crammed up on the little couch that's
right here in the corner and pushed themselves up into the corner. >> reporter: jackie kennedy insisted on being present. the photographer careful to frame the shot so not to show the blood of her husband on her clothes. finally, it was time to go. >> you tell me and the guards, one and two, or the top people? >> roger. the president is on board. the body is on board. >> roger. >> reporter: with that, air force one took off, signaling its departure in long-standing secret service code that on this terrible day seemed so fitting, angel is airborne. by the way, kennedy's air force one which was a boeing 707 stayed in service until 1998, serving other administrations and today it is at the national museum of the u.s. air force in dayton, ohio, and if you'd like to see it, it is open to the public. one of those honored this
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achievements, say, like organizing the 1963 march on washington. his relentless fight for civil rights for both blacks and whites and gay americans should inspire all of us. don lemon looks back at his many achievements. >> bayard was at heart a militant and revolutionary in the fight for civil rights. >> reporter: bayard ruston served as a trusted a visor to martin luther king jr. but he's best known for organizing the 1963 march on washington. >> one man in america who could do it did it and that's why it happened. it had an architect. his name was bayard ruston. >> reporter: but at a time when intolerance ran high, ruston stood out for more than just his work on civil rights. >> it was just one of these facts of life. bayard is gay, he doesn't hide it. i said to somebody once that he never knew there was a closet to go into. >> he'd been attacked both for his homosexuality and also his
political views. >> strom thurman did it on the floor of the united states senate. >> reporter: thurman referenced ruston's 1953 arrest on a public sex charge. >> the senators is interested in attacking me because he is interested in destroying the movement. he will not get away with this. >> reporter: the march was a huge success and exceeded expectations, but it wasn't the first time ruston's sexuality came under attack, sometimes from his own people including the democratic congressman from harlem. >> there was the possibility of rumor being circulated by adam clayton powell that bayard and martin luther king jr. were having an affair. king pressed bayard to take a back seat and back off from the organizing in 1960 in the march on conventions movement. >> reporter: after the 1960s, ruston continued to be a pro-labor and anti-apartheid
activist, yet to colleagues he never seemed to get his due recognition. >> clearly somebody as charismatic and as brilliants a bayard ruston but was not able or establish or to become a leader in the same sense of all the civil rights leaders of that time, he was being held back by the fact that he was a homosexual. >> reporter: now, 26 years after his death, ruston will be awarded the nation's highest civilian honor, the medal of freedom. >> nobody did it better than bayard ruston, so i became something of a disciple of him. >> when you were with ruston, you really believed you were in the presence of history and that you were going to change the way america worked. >> reporter: don lemon, cnn, new york. by the way, ruston died in 1987 but he would have loved how wednesday's ceremony of the white house made history, his partner walter nagel accepted ruston's medal of freedom from the president. it was the first time a gay
partner openly accepted an award at the white house on behalf of their loved one. astronaut sally ride's partner also had the same honor. "cnn newsroom" continues at the top of the hour. of course, we're keeping very close watch on this deadly weather that is making its way across the country right now. texas preparing for what could be a very serious ice storm. we'll have the very latest on that. of course, at the top of the hour. right now, stay tuned for cnn's "sanjay gupta, m.d." welcome to "sg md," love it or hate it, less than a week now to go until thanksgiving. get this stat. most of us are going to eat about 3,000 calories in just that one meal. we're going to spend some time showing you how to cut your calories with the help of top chef hugh achison. we'll also tell you how to stay sane, after all, who could forget this? >> dad wants ambrosia so i we got toet