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an alarming new report details the lengths that former president trump was willing to go to to overturn the election results. the latest on those allegations and more charges are brought against capitol rioters for their actions on january 6th as details emerge about some disturbing threats. we'll discuss the growing problem of domestic extremism,
and honoring a tv broadcast legend and an icon of the cnn family. the life and legacy of larry king as told by those who knew and loved him. live from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, welcome to all of you watching here in the united states, canada and around the world. i'm kim brunhuber. this is "cnn newsroom. " stunning new reporting reveals just how far the former u.s. president was willing to go to overturn his election loss. according to "the wall street journal," donald trump considered using the justice department to push the supreme court to invalidate president joe biden's victory, and if that's not enough, sources tell cnn trump nearly replaced the acting attorney general with a relative unknown who supported
his false election claims. trump's refusal to accept his loss helped provoke the riot at the u.s. capitol and led to his historic second impeachment, and we've got new information about an alleged mar tis pant. authorities say this texas man, garret miller, made death threats against a capitol police officer and house democrat alexandria ocasio-cortez. the u.s. house sends its article of impeachment to the senate tomorrow. sources tell us there's some quiet republican lobbying going on in support of a conviction and that minority leader mitch mcconnell privately says he wants trump gone. still, he hasn't taken a public position. here's ryan nobles. >> the impeachment trial of former president donald trump is now beginning to take shape here on capitol hill. on monday the house will send over the articles of impeachment starting the clock on the trial itself. on monday the senators will be sworn in. on tuesday they will pick a presiding judge, but the trial itself won't begin until
february 8th. that gives the former president roughly two weeks to get his legal house in order in time for the trial to begin. now republicans pushed for that. they believe that that was part of the due process that the former president should be afforded, but it also comes with an issue for president trump because in that time frame more information could come out that could be damaging to his legal case, like for instance this "new york times" bombshell that came out over the weekend that suggests that the president was putting pressure on members of the justice department to look, for example, for examples of voter fraud that would help him overturn the election. this is not necessarily connected to the capitol yourself? . impeachment is a legal argument and if there's potential issues that republicans could find with president trump, that could mean that democrats could convince 17 necessary to cross party lines and convict to vote president trump. at this point it doesn't appear that there are enough of them to make that happen, but we're
still waiting to see how the senate minority leader mitch mcconnell will rowley -- will rule on this case. if mcconnell breaks from former president trump, there are a number of other republicans that could follow suit. ryan nobles, cnn on capitol hill. >> meanwhile, authorities are still focused on their investigation into the insurrection at the u.s. capitol and arrests are piling up. a texas man is now charged with threatening to kill a capitol police officer and a prominent house democrat. the just can a schneider has that. >> another major arrest connected to that january 6th capitol attack. this time against a texas man accused of posting online death threats not only against democratic congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez but also against a capitol police officer. now, prosecutors say garret miller of texas tweeted, quote, assassinate aoc and also said the police officer who fatally
shot a female trump supporter inside the capitol, quote, deserves to die and also says won't survive long because, quote, it's hunting season. now, officials say miller participated in the capitol attack and then posted extensively on social media before and after the attack saying a civil war could start and that also next time we bring guns. now, congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez has been very vocal in the days after the attack. she's talked about how she and other members weren't sure they would make it out alive. >> i had a very close encounter where i thought i was going to die. it's not an exaggeration to say that many, many house of the house were nearly assassinated. it's just not an exaggeration to say that at all. we were very lucky that things happened within certain minutes that allowed members to escape the cap -- the house floor
unharmed, but many of us nearly, narrowly escaped death. >> this man who posted those threats against aoc is facing if criminal charges including for his participation in the attack as well as the death threats. now, garrett miller's attorney is telling cnn his client regrets the threats and also says this, quote, he did it in support of former president donald trump but he regrets his actions. he has the support of his family and a lot of the comments are viewed in context as really sort of misguided political hyperbole. given the political divide these days, there is a lot of hyperbole, and yet this is another suspect who said they were inspired by the president to attack the capitol. at this point more than 120 people have been charged. hundreds more could still be charged as prosecutors zero in on the next round of charges that will likely be even more serious against those people who evaded law enforcement so far
and the charges could even include sedition and conspiracy. those include hefty sentences of up to 20 years in prison. jessica schneider, cnn, washington. >> in theic with a of the capitol riots, the biden administration is planning to ore haul the government's approach to domestic terrorism. on friday white house press secretary jen psaki outlined some of the steps it will take. she says the administration's initial work includes compiling a comprehensive threat assessment and building up the national security council's ability to fight domestic extremism. >> the january 6th assault on the capitol and the tragic deaths and destruction that occurred underscored what we have long known, the rise of domestic violent extremism is a serious and growing national security threat. the biden administration will confront this threat with the necessary resources and resolve. >> the chairman of the oregon coalition against hate crime and joins me from portland, oregon.
thanks so much for joining with us. i want to start with the federal government's new emphasis on fighting domestic extremism. yesterday you wrote that 2021 will see a post-q government movement with the help of social media will fuse all the bad actors of the past. i mean, that sounds ominous to say the least. so to tackle that, what should president biden's first concrete priorities be? >> we do have a looming threat. some thought it would disappear after inauguration day, but there's been a growing anti-government movement out there probably most famously expressed in the oklahoma city bombing in 1995 and it's only grown since then. it's grown online. it's grown in the sort of vacuum of social media and the conspiracy theories, and so what the biden administration really needs to do is sort of tackle four main areas. you've got to get down on the threats that are looming, that are out there being planned, that include domestic terrorism
and acts to kind of create this momentum around a civil war. you've got to work on the infiltration of white supremacists in the military and law enforcement which is a big issue. you've got to work on the root causes that drive people into these movements which was sort of a fringe subculture in the 1990s and now it's become kind of a mainstream movement in 2020, and also we need sort of a leadership about what kind of country we want to be going future. how we'll tackle issues like race and the demographic changes that are coming. >> that's a long, long laundryries there. we're seeing on the right of screen pictures of the attack on the capitol. just going back to that, i mean, the fbi and justice department, considering not charging all of those who stormed the capitol. does that make sense to you, to focus more just on the most violent offenders, or does that send a bad message that committing this kind of crime, it's okay as long as you don't go overboard? >> well, we see a similar tactic
on the left where the real agitators are the ones who get the attention and the people who get caught up in the moment are really less culpable so i think what we'll seeing a strategy is to really break up some of these organizations that were behind the capitol coup attempt, bringing people to weese and the people that were just there that got caught up in the moment are less important to sort of stopping this momentum than sort of going after the main actors. >> you mentioned the -- the left there, so with the focus on the attack on the capitol, we haven't really been paying attention to what's been going on, the protests in portland where you are this week. they really ramped up. we saw rioters and have litz state democratic party headquarters and a federal immigration building. you might think with donald trump out of white house the temperature would have cooled, but obviously that's not the case. why is this happening now? >> yeah, these issues don't go away because we have a change of
administration. of the systemic racism in policing goes on whether there's a democrat or republican in the white house so there's still a need i think from these protesters to keep fire burning on these issues, to not let momentum created in the summer of 2020 die just because we have a new president but, you know, these are sort of apples and orange, these two different wings we have of protests. one are trying to expand democracy. the other are trying to stop democracy and stop elections from being counted. one side is about trying to get civil right to as many millions of americans as possible so the other side is really about the rights of one individual to be president as long as he wants to be. we get into sort of a false equivalency when we compare them, but there is kind of an overlap in how they impact the public discourse around protests, including bringing people in and pushing a lot of people away. >> so, i asked you this, you know, a couple of months ago when this was really in the forefront. you know, do you feel that anything is actually being
achieved with this other than fueling the right wing? mean, you mentioned that false equivalency. we hear that all the time. look at fox newsite with three stories of what's going on in portland so they are using it as ammunition, but is it actually achieving its ends, these sorts of protests? >> well, we've moved the discussion to the public forum about institutional racism. we're talking about defunding police departments and what that looks like. we're talking about issues of implicit bias and police profiling and so there are systemic changes that are happening, and i think what's happening now, especially with the change of the administration, there's a lot of conversations that were happening in the streets of america, including here in portland, are moving inside to the halls of justice, to office buildings, to places where these real changes can be made, so we are seeing real change, and the main change is how we're talking about these issues. >> yeah. i think the problem is when it descends into violence, that conversation stops and people
just talk about the pictures that they are seeing on their screens. we'll have to leave it there, but certainly plenty of issues to talk about with you in the future. thank you so much for coming back on, randy blazak, we appreciate it. >> thank you. president biden has made covid vaccinations a top priority, but states are still seeing problems with the vaccine rollout. coming up, why they say supply can't keep up with demand. plus larry king, cnn's brightest start. later we'll look back as his remarkable legacy while we bid him farewell. and always will be. never letting anything get in my way. not the doubts, distractions, or voice in my head. and certainly not arthritis. voltaren provides powerful arthritis pain relief to help me keep moving. and it can help you too. feel the joy of movement with voltaren.
the u.s. is moving closer to 25 million known cases of coronavirus. this comes just more than one year since the first infection was reported here. on saturday california recorded nearly 23,000 new cases. the number of the poem in the hospital is falling a by the, as you can see there, but that's not taking the pressure off overwhelmed health care workers. the u.s. centers for disease control says more than 20 million vaccinations have been administered in the u.s., but many states are struggling to
get the doses they need. president joe biden is pushing to get his goal of 100 million shots into people's arms in his first 100 days in office, but for many state governments vaccine supply is rapidly becoming a pressing concern as demand grows. cnn's natasha chen has more from atlanta. >> good afternoon, everyone, folks. >> reporter: as the biden administration went into its first weekend promising to remain laser focused on the pan dem, the virus continuing its year long lethal long rampage. 765 deaths alone in california, a an all-time single record and the u.s. center for disease control and prevention reported on saturday more than 1.4 million vaccine dose were administered. so far the biden administration has been meeting its goal of 1 million shots per day about double of what the u.s. was averaging in the month before the president took office, but local health providers are hitting roadblocks and ramping
up. >> what resources would you need to be able to double what you're doing every day? >> a dependable vaccine supply of right now we're having to kind of dance a delicate dance between opening up additional appointments and the amount of vaccine that we have on hand. >> reporter: friday night the board of health in dekalb county georgia offered new appointments for the first time in nearly two weeks because they had been uncertain of how many new doses they would get. publix grocery stores offering vaccines in three states said they are offering appointments only when they receive word of new shipments. >> this is going to take at the moment a lot longer than we had expected in early december. i think the biden team has found that the cupboard is a lot barer than anyone thought. >> the los angeles department of public health have received
enough vaccines to inoculate one in every four people eligible. about 5% of the u.s. population has gotten at least one dose. around half of the doses distributed to states still haven't been administered, according to data from the cdc. >> the feeds need, to you know, take control so that they can help the states. the line was long and i waited an hour and a half, but, you know, that's okay. if you really want to get this, you'll wait. >> reporter: and there's hope for improvement because dr. anthony fauci says now science is guiding the way. >> that's a different tone actually. that's strikingly different, and that's the reason why even though there's still going to be a lot of challenges ahead, if you stick with the scientific data and are transparent, open and honest with the american public, i think you see things that are going to be different as you move forward. >> you are done. >> yay. >> all the work of getting here was worth it.
>> reporter: natasha chen, cnn, atlanta. >> even as the coronavirus rages, parts of southern california, people there are seeing a glimmer of hope on the horizon. paul vercammen tells us why. >> reporter: the l.a. county numbers are mind bogling. 269 new deaths, also 15,162 covid deaths overall, but the number that just is so stunning is 5,000 deaths since december 30th. now, a little glimmer of hope. we are seeing the hospitalizations go down. they dipped below 7,000 for the first time in a long time. how do you address a pandemic in los angeles county? well, they have been opening up the super vaccination sites, this one at the forum in inglewood. people had been trying to get these prized vaccination appointments, many of them struggling for days on end having problems with websites
and making phone calls, so you have never seen so many people so happy to be stuck by a needle. >> relieved. relieved. the hunt for trying to get it has stopped. now i got the first one. i just wait for the message to come back and get the second one. >> how long did you hunt for it? >> from the beginning of time. from the beginning that this started, when is there going to help me not worry so much about it. >> i feel great. i don't want to be actually away from my kids and grand kids. i want to be able to hug them and kiss them and be with them. >> reporter: a los angeles county supervisor for this district holly mitchell saying we have the infrastructure to get these shots in people's arms. we need more vaccine, and, of course, that is being echoed throughout the nation right now. back to you. >> the u.s. centers for disease control and prevention is in touch with british health
officials to review how deadly a coronavirus variant found in the uk is. british data suggests it's not only more contagious but could also have a higher death rate although the data isn't conclusive and it has british health officials scrambling to get more people vaccinated in the uk. scott mcclain explains. >> reporter: a measure of success in the uk in the fight against the krimptz on saturday the government said more than 5.8 million people had received their first dose of vaccine. that's nearly 9% of the population, but critics say rolling out second doses should be happening sooner. doctors from the british medical association want to reduce the gap between the first and second doze of the pfizer/point tech vaccine from up to 12 weeks to six weeks. the country's chief medical officer says the longer wait allows more people to build up immunity but pfizer says the vaccine was tested at a 21-day
interval. >> no other nation has taken this social distance. we want to see if and make sure that we're not compromising people becoming infected become infected by having an earlier second dose. >> the vaccine is even more crucial as a contagious variant of the virus sweeps through the uk and beyond. the world health organization says it's been detected in more than 60 countries. early data suggests current vaccines can be effective against this variant, but the uk's chief scientist says there's some evidence this strain may be more deadly than others, but it's too soon to tell. >> there's lots of uncertainty around these numbers, and we need more work to get a precise handle on it but it obviously is of concern that this has an increase in mortality as well as an increase in transmissibility as it appears as of today. >> reporter: in january the uk went back into lockdown because of an alarming number of new cases. many driven by the variant, and as even more strains of the virus are identified, in brazil and in south africa, and with
questions about how they will respond to vaccines, the uk suspended its travel corridors on monday and says it's considering a full border closure to protect the population. >> scott joins me now from london. scott, the british government is taking some heat over its vaccination strategy. are there any signs that it could change course? >> well, the short answer is no. the british health secretary said this morning that he's confident that the government's strategy of spacing out vaccine doses by 12 weeks instead of the usual six will save lives. the idea is that as lange as you get some level of protection or a decent level of protection from one dose and he says you do you can double the amount of people that has some protection. the problem he says is vaccine supply. so he gave this example. >> if you have two grandparents who are in their 70s or 80s and you want -- and you have two doses of vaccine, you obviously
would want each of them to have one dose when you know that one dose is effective rather than one to have the null two-dose schedule and then the other to have no protection at all. >> so the concern from doctors that we're hearing that if you mess with the dosing schedule or the vaccine dosing schedule, that the vaccine may not be as effective as intended simply because it hasn't been studied about. now on the question of whether the uk variant of the coronavirus is more deadly than the original, the health secretary acknowledged that the messaging has been confusing because the science sun certain, on the one hand you have studies that suggest that this variant is more deadly based on the data. on the other hand you have hospital data that shows that you are no more likely to die from the uk variant than you are from the original virus. kim? >> all still very confusing but thanks for shedding light on it. scott mclean in london.
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early january king had been hospitalized with covid-19. he was known the world over for his likable one-on-one intervause with world leaders, celebrities and everyday people, king dedicates his life to broadcasting spending six decades on radio, tv and digital media. he hosted "larry king live" right here on cnn. our anderson cooper takes a look back at king's extraordinary life and legacy. >> reporter: more than 50,000 interviews, an infinite amount of what, where, when and -- why, why? >> reporter: why? >> the secret of my ability was stupid. in other words, i didn't know, and i readily confessed i didn't know, and i was -- and i would say help me to the guest. help me. why? why did you do that? >> why do you have one name? >> as opposed to what? >> two names, like madonna. >> ciccone.
>> i like that. >> reporter: i was asking people who have been on your show what it is that makes it work so well, that you make guest feel comfortable to know that they can say anything. >> you know the see cell. i want the guests to be good, want them to be responsive and react and i'll be there tomorrow night. >> a lot of good memories and look at me now. i look back at my life and i sometimes think i'm looking at someone else. i like at the things that have happened to me, the good and the bad, and i can't believe it sometimes. i mean, i can believe it. i look at my -- my teenage boys. who, is that me, come on? somebody's kidding me. somebody's kidding. it's all a whirl. i'm still doing it. >> larry king became synonymous with cnn thanks to a savvy
hiring on the part of his network's founder ted turner. he called king a consummate professional and says, quote, larry was one of my closest and dearest friends and in my opinion the world's greatest broadcast journalist of all time. if anyone asks me what are my greatest career achievements in life, one is the creation of cnn and the other is hiring larry king. another longtime member of our cnn family christiane amanpour often appeared on "larry king live" reporting from hot spots from around the world, and show also sat down with him one-on-one for frank discussions of the day. >> is religion a failure? >> it depends what you mean by success or failure. i would say it's in struggle. >> the seaworld in chaos. >> the world is in a very, very serious and dangerous state. the figures show that most of the civil wars right now are fought about religion and
increasingly so, and i have covered religious civil war all my career. >> i know. >> there is a way out of it. >> and our chief international anchor christiane amanpour joins me now from london. christiane, i want to start with larry's words, the simplest question is the best. so a simple question then. what did larry king mean to you? >> well, larry king meant cnn to me and meant cnn to the world. as you heard from ted turner's statement, you know, ted created a global media revolution with cnn 40 years ago, and larry was integral to the rise and the ascent and cementing cnn on the consciousness and on the reality of our public space, whether it was inside the united states or globally, and he became the -- you know, we've said the must-see appointment to view program and he was the global confessor. he was the person who convened just about anybody who was anybody at any time and that
meant every single night five days a week for 25 years while he was at cnn. everybody from, you know, world leaders to american politicians to sports people to celebrities and, remember, he also pioneered having a call-in, so he had come from radio so on television he brought ordinary viewers to talk to the extraordinary people he had on set, and that was also, you know, revolutionary at that time, and it made his program accessible to a lot of people. >> well, let's go back to the beginning. you joined cnn before larry king, so what did you think of him when you first saw him, this radio personality with such an unconventional interviewing style? what were your first impressions back then? >> well, kim, i was peon. i was just out of, you know, university climbing my way up the heard. larry was an established mega star who has you rightly shay began on radio with "layer king
show" and developed this style of conversation with all these incredible people, and then he transported that to television and to cnn. he joined in 1985. i joined in 1983 but, you know, he was the big star in washington. i was in atlanta, and we didn't really have any connection whatsoever until i became, you know, relevant enough to be on the air and really started with the first gulf war in 1990 and 1991, and, of course, that's when cnn exploded on the world stage as well and became indispensable television for anyone trying to figure out what was going on in that huge war, hand in realtime it was really the first time that that cliche was absolutely relevant in that the news and the war was in your living room, and larry was a huge part of that, talking to all the diplomats, talking to all of us in the field, talking to all the leaders who are involved in that war, and i think, that you know, if you heard from anderson's tribute,
you heard larry's own words. he had what is a guy who was in many ways an ordinary guy. he, of course, was not devoid of a pretty extraordinary ego, but he wasn't arrogant, and he, you know, clearly, it was a career well spent and a life well lived, and he was always grateful for everything that came his way, and he was so relatable i think. >> i want to go back to you saying you were in the field. were you on with him countless times during live shots from all around the world, so are there any, us know, specific moments that spring to mind, you know, good or bad? >> they were all good, you know. it was, you know, when we were out in the rest of the world you'd have to get up at some crazy o'dark 30 to be on "larry king live" but we always wanted to be on "larry king live" and it was the show. we all knew t.had the most highest ratings and the largest audience. it was all about breaking news. ted turner always said the news
is the star and then larry came and created an hour every night of something different. now you vint view shows and panels and all the rest of it as a matter of course, but at that point every night on one of the major stations to have this kind of caliber of talk show, news show, interview show was quite -- was quite rare, so we wanted to be on the show for sure, and, i mean, i remember being from all over, as i said, the first gulf war with scud missiles going off and this and that and being in baghdad. you know, i started in saudi arabia where the u.s. launched the war and i ended up in baghdad where, you know, it was all range down on saddam hussein and the accompanying noise and soundtrack in the atmosphere of the exploding shells and the like. you know, it was very exciting. it was very dramatic. you always felled, that you know, that you really were telling people news for the first time. again, remember, it was before social media. it was before everybody could get on and tweet about what was
happening. often people saw it first on cnn and really first on larry's show, so it was -- it was very, very exciting, and he was an amazing talker. he said himself that, you know, he didn't often act like the expert, and that was kind of fun, too, because he would always say he never read the books of anyone he was interviewing because he wanted the audience, you know, to be enlightened at the same time as him. he was a funny guy. >> listen. we really appreciate you sharing your memories of this absolute legend of broadcasting. thanks so much. cnn's chief international anchor christiane amanpour. >> inning that you, kim. >> well, china's relationship with the u.s. hit some major lows during the trump presidency. how will both countries manage things now that joe biden is at the white house? we'll answer that question just ahead. and protesters marched and
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well, just into cnn, a police officer and a vehicle plowed through a group of pedestrians. we want to warn you the social media video you're about to see is disturbing. it happened in tacoma, washington, so here's the video. so in the clip you see the vehicle rev its engines and then suddenly drive through the crowd. the tacoma police said the officer while fearing for his safety ran over at least one person and possibility hit others. we don't know that person's condition right now. local reports say the crowd had gathered in downtown washington
to watch a street race and they were blocking an intersection. they were also pounding on the windows of the officer owes vehicle. the officer will be placed on leave while the investigation is under way. president joe biden is making calls to foreign leaders as he settles into the white house. his outreach includes talks with canada's prime minister justin trudeau, mexico's president obrador and british prime minister boris johnson. mr. trudeau told president biden he was disappointed in his executive order to rescind permits for the keystone xl pipeline saying it would cost jobs on both sides of the border. mr. biden outlined his plan to mexico's president to reverse trump's immigration approach, and prime minister johnson welcomed biden's move to rejoin the paris agreement on climate change, reversing donald trump's decision to pull the u.s. out of it. meanwhile china section pressing hope that the boyden administration will meet it,
quote, halfway, to achieve a sound and stable relationship. beijing's relationship with the u.s. hit some major lows during the trump presidency so let's bring in cnn's will ripley in hong kong. will, it didn't take long for china to stick the boot into the outgoing trump administration and to test the incoming biden team. >> reporter: that's right. over the weekend china flew more than a dozen of its military aircraft over the taiwan strait. the united states state department says the china's bullying of taiwan and china told the u.s. to butt out of the taiwan issue and the issue surrounding the pro-democracy movement here in hong kong and the accusations of genocide against uygur muslims. >> so the biden administration
will be probably less outwardly hostile, but it hasn't signaled that it's going to reduce pressure on china on a couple of key issues. you mentioned some of them there so the broader question is how different will biden's china policy be from trump's? >> the signals in chinese state media are that on the beijing side they are hopeful that they can have a more productive working relationship than they did during the trump years which were basically seeing u.s.-china ties plunge to their lowest levels in decade. the new white house coordinator for the indo-pacific, kurt campbell, is actually a familiar name to a lot of stake holders in this region as someone when was able to contain china's power while also working productively with china during the mid-1990s. he was actually behind former president obama's pivot to asia which may be an indication that president biden is also going to be prioritizing asia and trying to work productively with china on key issues of mutual interest to both countries such as trade
and also climate change. >> and finally, before we go here, you know, president biden's been talking to leaders who felt a bit snubbed by the trump administration, trying to rebuild some of those bridges. what's been the reaction from asia? >> reporter: a very warm welcome from u.s. allies like japan and south korea and india, even though the indian prime minister was close with president trump he's welcoming in president biden. same thing in singapore and in indonesia. other countries are a little more cautious such as the philippines which has had its own rocky relationship in recent years with the u.s. under trump and under obama as well and also in addition to the philippines thailand which relies very heavily on chinese tourism and trade, just like pretty much every other country in the region here. obviously, we've talked about how china is going hawkish and extending an olive branch to work together on key issues, and
certainly from the perspectives of other pig clarence such as japan, and andrea, there's been an expression of working together with the united states to take back this region and take back come of the ground that the u.s. has lost over the years. but from the beijing perspective they look at it as the united states trying to suppress and contain china, something they promised repeatedly they will push very hard on. >> a very fraught relationship. thanks very much, will ripley. appreciate it. a two-week long ordeal is over for 11 miners who were rescued hours ago after being trapped in a gold mine in china for two weeks, but it seems about ten others are still stuck underground. state media earlier said 22 miners were trapped in a mine blast on january 10th. the man seen here was the first rescued. he was described eaks teamly weak and was taken to hospital. the u.s. state department, the eu and the british foreign
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>> hit your chest and put your arm out. >> same arm. >> and let that go out at the same time. >> there you go. bring that hand out and leg down. hit your chest and push it out. >> i've seen that a bunch of times, and every time it still makes me smile. that was cnn's larry king, of course, learning dance moves from janet jackson. well, all day we've been
remembering larry king, a titan in broadcasting and a beloved member of the cnn family. king died at the age of 87. for more than 25 years, he hosted "larry king live" on cnn. more than 6,000 episodes, interviewing everyone from the biggest news-makers and celebrities to everyday people. larry king's family say they will always remember him as fiercely loyal, an amazing father who was lovingly obsessed over their well-being. no cause of death was released, but he had been treated in hospital for coronavirus. people around the world have been paying tribute. he was on tv and radio for decades with countless incredible interviews and classic moments. here he is with civil rights hero rosa parks as they talk about the day she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man and changed history. >> you did not get up. >> no, i didn't. >> do you know why? >> yes. >> why? >> because i didn't think i should have to get up.
i had already paid my fare, and i'm sure he didn't pay any more than i did, and i didn't think that once we take a seat even under segregation conditions that we should be made to stand up in a crowded bus. >> did you have any idea? >> no. >> you were starting something that day? >> no, i didn't know what would be the outcome of my taking this stand except i knew that when the driver said he'd have me arrested that that's what he was going to do and i'd be on my way to jail. >> were you frightened? >> i wasn't really frightened but i thought about the things that i had to do at home and felt a little bit annoyed about that, and then i took this as an opportunity to let it be known that as a passenger i was not being treated fairly and as a
person and we as a people were not treated fairly to have to undergo this type of treatment. >> and here is larry's heartwarming message when he signed off on cnn for the last time. >> it's not very often in my life i've been without words but i want to thank everyone associated with this program, all the people behind the scenes, as i've mentioned wendy and the staff, the floor people, everybody who makes it possible, even the suits at the top. so i'm going to go on and do a lot of other thing. we're going to do specials here on cnn. i'll be seen in other places and do some radio work, be around baseball. so you're not going to see me go away, but you're not going to see me here on this set anymore. i am -- i don't know what to say except to you, my audience, thank you, and instead of good-bye how about so long.
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data showing a downward trend a hospitalizations. >> we are now averaging almost 1 million doses per day. that's a pretty good trajectory. the biden administration went into its first weekend laser focused on the pan. >> this a wartime undertaking. we will get through this. we will defeat this pandemic. >> we are going to get it done. we are going to hit our goal. >> the state of georgia, covid is overwhelm ming finish line workers. >> we haven't had to ration care yet. if the surgeon