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>> good afternoon. thank you for joining us. now the covid crisis is entering a dangerous phase. the increasing threat is causing some people to get the vaccine. the 7-day average of new doses administered in the united states is now up 26% over three weeks ago. and that is good encouraging news. of course, those vaccines incredibly effective. more than 99.999% of people fully vaccinated will survive any breakthrough infection. but with tens of millions of people still unvaccinated, new cases, deaths, and hospitalizations are also on the rise. >> cases have gone up about four-fold in the last couple weeks. we're pushing up toward 100,000 cases a day now.
and particularly so in those hot spots where vaccination rates are still quite low. maybe 30%. that would be missouri and arkansas, louisiana, florida. and those are areas of deep concern. >> as he said, one of the epicenters of the covid surge, florida. that state now accounting for one of every five new infections in the country. cnn's randi kaye joins me from riviera beach, florida. how are people responding to the spike in cases there? >> reporter: they don't want to change anything in the state of florida. they seem to think things are going well, despite the surge of numbers on the state level. in the last week we saw more than 110,000 new cases in florida. the daily average 50,818 cases yesterday. yesterday there was a record for the most cases in a single day. 21 ,683 cases yesterday.
if you look at how florida stacks up across the country, 19.2 % of all the cases in the u.s. are here in the state of florida. mostly in south florida where we are. also florida is seeing the highest average number of new cases they've seen since january. when the pandemic was quite bad here. and the number of vaccinated right now still not half the state is vaccinated. we have 49% of the people in the state of florida who are fully vaccinated. and many of the unvaccinated are ending up in the icu. i was on a covid ward in jacksonville, recently. i visited baptist medical center and spoke to patients who didn't get the vaccine who were struggling to brooelt and full of regret. here's a conversation with one of them. >> you were more concerned about the vaccine than the disease. and now you say you regret it? >> exactly. that's right. >> reporter: you wish you had gotten the vaccine? >> yes. >> reporter: you probably wouldn't be here.
>> exactly. >> reporter: and schools here in the state of florida are on the verge of reopening, and now for the school year, and now we're seeing a spike in cases for children. you know they can't get the vaccine if they're 12 and under, but right now 10,585 new cases in the past week among children who are under the age of 12. the positivity rate for children in that age group is 18.1%. so certainly they're looking to lower that. but the governor is not taking any action. in fact, he issued an executive order, signed one a couple days ago saying school districts cannot mandate masks in schools. he says this is about parents' freedom. it protects parents' freedom. he said he doesn't want to see his own children or other children around the state wearing masks in the classroom. he's against lockdowns and any type of restriction. >> wow. no masks in the schools as we see the numbers going up for these school-age children.
randi kaye, thank you for that update. millions of kids going back to school in the next few weeks. as soon as tomorrow. many of them will be attending school in person for the first time in well over a year. the delta variant, of course, complicating what was supposed to be a return to normal for soso many of them. and we are outside an atlanta city elementary school. kids there start back tomorrow. what are you hearing from parents and community members? >> well, there is a lot of division and really a lot of anxiety among the larger community here from parents, from educators, about how to bring the students back in person safely. now, the elementary school behind me is in the city, part of dekaab county public school system. their july update to families said masks would be needed indoors for all students and staff. that was also the case that is the case at drew charter school.
that's within the city of atlanta as well. they started class last tuesday, but within a couple of days already had several positive covid cases among staff and students. resulting in eighth graders going back to virtual class because their staff were affected by the quarantine. nearly 10 0 students in their sixth grade classes are in quarantine. and we heard from one of the parents at drew charter school about the possible discussion of mandating vaccines for school employees, and the difficult nature and the controversy surrounding all of that. here's what she said. >> i hope it's minority of teachers, perhaps they're vaccine hesitant. there's so much misinformation, and i hate every time i hear people say the vaccine doesn't work. i understand we have a new variant, and vaccine is not an imparen trabl armor, but it's some of the best armor we have. we need to put it on.
>> and of the few cases of the handful of cases among the teachers and staff at drew charter school, only one of those people were vaccinated. that was a breakthrough case. the rest of them were not vaccinated. of course, this becomes a really difficult conversation when you consider that students under the age of 12 are not eligible to get a shot. and those bo the age of 12, school districts are trying to survey and see what percentage of their student population might be vaccinated. difficult considerations for all the districts not just in the metro atlanta area but around the country trying to figure out how to get kids back in class safely. >> yeah. i know everybody wants them to be back in school safely, but those kids under 12 are at the mercy of those around them. joining me to discuss this is the executive associate dean of the emory university school of medicine in atlanta. doctor, great to see you. thanks for making time. i want to ask you first, if
you're concerned about children returning to the classroom this week. >> well, jessica, this is a difficult conversation. i'm also concerned about kids not returning to the classroom. and i think you can return to the classroom safely if you follow the appropriate recommendations. the first thing we all need to do is get vaccinated. and people -- in this country currently there are 100 million persons eligible for vaccination who have not gotten vaccinated. if those people would be vaccinated, we yould not be having problems right now. the first thing is getting the people eligible for vaccinations vaccinated. the second thing is while we're having the outbreak, to have masks in school and indoors. if we do those things, we'll be able to return safely to classroom. and kids need to return to in person education. >> right. and everybody wants them to get back safely and you're laying out the steps you can take to get that done. doctor collins, the director of the national institutes of health said the coronavirus has killed about 40 0 children since
the start of the pandemic. some parents are still not concerned about their kids returns to the class room, and they're not in favor of mask mandates. let's listen to this. >> i am concerned that we are creating a generation of isolated anti-social children. >> that's how you build herd immunity. when you're exposed to it. what we have is a very transmisable virus that is not very deadly to our children. >> so doctor, what's your message to parents who do not feel like the coronavirus presents a real threat to their children? >> well, you know, they are correct. the chances of a kid dying from covid is exceedingly low. they will get sick. the chances of them dying is exceedingly low, but it will happen. and something people need to understand is if one of the kids dies, it's one too many kids that has died. i think our job in public health is decrease deaths as much as
possible. it's a complicated situation. right? but the reality is that kids have a much lower risk than adults of having severe complications from covid. >> right. and less than 50% of the u.s. population is now fully vaccinated but new data from the cdc shows that 99.999% of fully vaccinated people who do get this so-called breakthrough case do not die. could the data be any clearer about why you need to be getting this vaccine? >> no. you're right. and i just finished being on the inpatient service and seeing consultants. the people we have in the hospital with covid and the numbers are going up in georgia. they're pretty much unvaccinated individuals. the vaccinated people getting infected are not ending up in the hospital. and certainly are not dying. i think at the end of the day, the efficacy of the vaccines, people have talked about the breakthrough cases and this that and the other. the vast majority of infections and the great majority of
hospitalizations and deaths are happening among the unvaccinated individual. and again, if we get the 100 million people eligible for vaccination vaccinated in the next month, we will be in a very different place. >> right. right. and officials at the st. charles county health department in missouri set up a vaccination drive at the county fair there and local affiliates reported after two days they did not vaccinate a single person. here's what some of the health care workers said. >> if we vaccinate one person, that's wonderful. if we vaccinate 100 people at an event, that's even better. >> we're going to do our best to reach as many people as we can. >> and you're in the medical field. how disheartening is it for you to hear about this vaccine reluctance from others? being in the health care world, having watched this, having an expert, and seeing people being so reluctant to take this vaccine? >> well, i think, you know, there's many people who have a
lot of distrust. i think unfortunately there's also been a lot of misinformation, and misinformation has actually increased the level of reluctance people have. it hasn't helped. the last thing, i really think that the fda not approving the vaccines as of now were still under emergency use authorization is a problem. if the fda were to issue full approval of the vaccines, i suspect a big number of people on the fence will take the vaccine, and more importantly, allow a lot of employers to mandate the vaccine, to get the vaccine requirement. i do think the fda has a major role to play right now. >> right. because there are a lot of people holding out that say maybe once this gets full approval, that they will be willing to do that. we'll see if that comes to be. more than 39,000 people are now hospitalized with covid-19 across the nation. that's the latest data from the health department, and that includes an increase of about 11,000 hospitalizations over the last week alone. as we've talked about, the majority of people who are being
hospitalized are not vaccinated. the vast majority of them. talk about the strain this is putting on health care systems. on hospitals. on medical and health care workers. do you worry about them being overwhelmed again? >> i certainly do. i think some places in the country like missouri, for example, and other places are already overwhelmed. they're already having a catastrophe, and they're expressing that. but i want to remind people that when hospitals get full with covid patients, t knot just covid that suffers. if you have a heard attack or stroke, you will also be delayed in your care because it will not be beds available for you. the reality is mortality and care for other illnesses get impacted when the beds get occupied by covid. so it really affects all of us. if somebody says i don't care about covid because i've been vaccinated, you care, if you happen to have a heart attack, you'll have trouble finding a bed for yourself. >> yeah. we're all tied together in this. doctor, thank you so much for your expertise and your
explanations and input. we appreciate it. >> have a good day. coming up, new information on the $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal. shuck schumer says the bill could be finalized at any moment. plus a murder history in one of atlanta's most popular parks. a woman and her dog killed by a suspect who is still on the run. . it didn't get us to the moon. it doesn't ring the bell on wall street. or disrupt the status quo. t-mobile for business uses unconventional thinking to help you realize new possibilities on america's largest, fastest, and most reliable 5g network. plus customer experience that finds solutions in the moment. and first-class benefits, like 5g with every plan. network, support and value-- without any tradeoffs. that's t-mobile for business. all of that extra toilet paper was a good idea, but now you've flushed it all. and it's building up in your septic tank.
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now? >> reporter: this is one of the hurry up and wait deals. we heard from senators joe manchin and susan collins saying hey, this is the day. this is when the final legislative language is going to happen. all eyes on the senate floor when this is going to happen, dotting the is and crossing the ts. this is a trillion dollar package. half of it which is new in federal funding for a traditional infrastructure, the bipartisan plan calling to repair roads, bridges, broadband, electric grids, things of that nature. and really, once this legislative language, the final language is introduced, it would be introduced as a substitute amendment and the base of the bill. it opens up the process the next couple days where you see senators offering amendments to the bill. you have schumer and mcconnell making, negotiating, deciding which ones get a vote. 60 votes for an amendment to pass, and then hours and hours of debate on both the democratic and the republican side before
all of this has wrapped un, voted on finally and passed on to the house. as you know, there is another key element to this. and that is the second track. a tandem track, if you will. that's a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package. it does not involve the republicans. but the democrats on the senate and house side want to see human infrastructure spending on human infrastructure like education, child care, elder care, these type of things. and this is where you see the progressives and moderates. the democrats fighting among themselves, goerktding, making sure that they have that package. the progressives say that it is a requirement for their vote for infrastructure. take a listen. >> after the bipartisan infrastructure legislation passes this chamber, i will immediately move to the other track. passing a budget resolution with reconciliation instructions which will allow the senate to make historic investments in
american jobs, american families, and efforts to reverse climate change. both tracks are very much needed by the american people. and we must accomplish both. >> if there is not a reconciliation bill in the house, and if the senate does not pass the reconciliation bill, we will uphold our end of the bargain and not pass the bipartisan bill until we get all the investments in. >> jessica, you can see where this is going. the horse trading really kind of the power plays, but people are going to be fighting for their constituents. we will see how this plays out not just the bipartisan infrastructure package, but clearly what is going to be an intraparty fight within the democrats. >> a legislative marathon ahead. suzanne for us on capitol hill. thank you so much. meantime, back rent due today for millions of americans after the federal eviction moratorium expired last night. the moratorium put in place during the pandemic. house speaker nancy pelosi is blocking for -- blaming
republicans for blocking extension of the measure. our washington correspondent is at the white house today. joe, the democrats, the white house democrats didn't have the votes for this on friday. does the white house have a strategy on this? >> you know, they say they have a strategy. they say they've been working on this all along, but it certainly has to be coming off as slow in the execution for millions of americans who are behind on their rent. and one thing that has not slowed down is the blame game that kicked off when the white house was slow to act. and wait until the last minute to send a request to capitol hill to enact a moratorium, and, of course, that became a problem because they couldn't get the votes. now, the white house says and also democrats on capitol hill say, in fact, it was the republicans who caused this, but
as alexandria ocasio-cortez said on her network earlier today, you can't really in good faith blame the republicans when, in fact, it's the democrats in control of capitol hill. so now as you said, the focus is on the money that's already in the pipeline earlier this year. congress passed tens of billions of dollars for housing. a lot of that money has not gone out, partly because the states have been slow to act. also because it's been a problem with the paperwork involved. that's the 34es message from top administration officials on the sunday talk shows today. listen. >> the real issue here is how to get money out to renters who through no fault of their own are behind on their rent and to help landlords keep those renters in their home. that's a win/win. >> we need to continue getting this emergency assistance out to people so they can stay in their homes. >> so the reason why the
administration doesn't extend the moratorium on its own is because it's risky due to the fact that the supreme court has said congress has to weigh in before the moratorium is extended. and if the president goes there, he risks the possibility of a sweeping ruling from the supreme court nthat could knock out othr emergency public health things that have come out of the white house. >> a lot of finger pointing. the bottom line, joe, is that millions of americans including many, many children may be e evicted soon. joe. thank you so much. up next, police are searching for a killer in atlanta. a woman and her dog murdered in a popular park. and now the fbi is getting involved. you need an ecolab scientific clean here. and here. which is why the scientific expertise that helps operating rooms stay clean now helps the places you go too. look for the ecolab science certified seal. priceline will partner with even more vegas hotels
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there have been more than 200 shootings across the country this week according to the gun violence archive. another horrific weekend. in new york ten people were reported wounded after two men opened fire on a crowd of people in queens. police say the men fled on mo peds and have not within found. one person was shot and killed in new orleans hours after another shooting there left five people wounded in the french quarter. five people shot outside a funeral home in indianapolis on saturday including a four-year-old girl. meanwhile, there's a grizzly murder mystery in atlanta. a woman and her dog killed. investigators releasing this photo of the victim. police were left with a gruesome scene but not much else to go
on. and that community yrveg of course, on edge. her family heart broken. >> what they did to her is ridiculous. there is a monster on the loose in this city of atlanta. >> i want to bring in retired atlanta homicide detective vince. detective, great to have you with us. this crime in atlanta happened says ago. we have very little information. no official suspect. no motive. only one surveillance photo. does this surprise you at this point? >> the surveillance photos do a little bit. we have cameras all over the city. i think we may get some more footage. they're relying heavily on the public. the people that lived near the park to check their nest cameras. but it's still early. and this is probably one of the most gruesome cases i've seen and i've lived here 30 years. >> to give people a sense of
what piedmont park is and where this is. this is a big, popular park. really right in the middle of midtown. right? >> that's right. it's the equivalent of central park in new york. it's our central park. a multiacre park. it's nestled right in midtown atlanta. we have festivals there. people live near the park. thousands of people attend this park every day. >> right, and i think that's important. what do you make of the location of this crime? this is a rare type of murder, but also in this particular place. >> you know, piedmont park, all of our parks close at 11:00. that doesn't mean that we don't have people in the park after they officially close. we have a big homeless population in atlanta, and they also frequent the park. not to say this is our suspect. we don't know that yet. but it's not completely empty. and it's very big. this park is enormous. so a lot of trees. a lot of areas people could hide. people sleep in the park, homeless people.
>> and the fbi is now assisting in this investigation. what does that tell you about the investigation and what type of resources will federal agents provide? what does that do to shift the investigation? >> well, i think they're just providing the resources. the fbi does not investigate homicides. it's a statute. but i know from my sources that the behavioral analysis unit from quantico is assisting in trying to create a profile of who this person may be. it's incredibly gruesome, and they're good at that. they work hand in hand with the atlanta homicide unit, and hopefully soon they can have a little more information to try to figure out who they're looking for. >> if you were running this investigation, what would you be doing right now? do you think this person, whoever did this, is any threat to others? could this happen again? >> most certainly. he is not in custody at this point. and i think the public should be
cautious more so now than ever. because he is on the loose. but i want to make it clear that from my experience and my context here, there's no indication that this is a serial killer. historically, no other case that we could look back into the city of atlanta and say this is similar or identical. that doesn't mean it won't happen again. it could turn into that. i think the public needs to be cautious and call crime stoppers of anything they say suspicious. >> investigators have said the scene is gruesome. what's the strategy behind not giving specifics? >> i think the police department has to be cautious, because while they're doing an investigation, you have to maintain the integrity of the investigation. on the other hand, they need to -- and they have done a great job of giving information to the public so they're aware and some of the details have come out. we know this poor victim was brew
brutally murdered with a knife. and those details need to come out because of the heinousness of the crime, the type of person they encountered. anyone walking their dog or anyone walking around a park or the city of atlanta at night should be extra cautious now. if anyone follow is following them or looks suspicious. until this person is identified and in custody, there's a potential he could do this again. >> well, we're certainly wishing the victim's family peace and love, that they can get through this, and we hope that someone will come forward with information. detective, thank you so much for helping us understand a little bit more about what's going on. we appreciate it. >> thank you. up next, a new chapter in the coronavirus pandemic. booster shots now a reality in israel. we'll have the details just ahead.
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starting today, israelis over 60 will be eligible for another dose of the covid vaccine, even if they're already fully vaccinated. thousands have already stepped up to get their shot. >> reporter: jessica, israel has officially kicked off the campaign to offer a third booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine to anyone over the age of 60 who received their second dose more than five months ago. according to the main israeli health services, already more than 22,000 people have received their third shots and more than 181,000 have made appointments
to do so. israeli prime minister made the announcement about this third booster shot campaign last week. citing data which he says shows the vaccine may be losing efficacy over time. for people who receive the second dose by the end of january, in israel that was most of the over 60 population, the vaccine effectiveness could possibly drop to as low as 16%. they were still well protected against severe illness. the israeli prime minister said he hopes this campaign will not only help protect the older population, but will help keep the hospitals running at full capacity and help protect the economy and the education system. this move is -- is not without debate in israeli. israel is making this move ahead of any recommendation by the u.s. food and drug administration which israel usually follows on these types of decisions or the world health organization. but clearly, as a bet that
israel thinks is best for its citizens, and they know they are making themselves into sort of a test case for the rest of the world. the prime minister tweeting he has already spoken with dr. anthony fauci to discuss this campaign that they will share their data of what happens in israel with this booster shot with the rest of the world. jessica? >> all right. thank you so much. american swimmer katie ledecky cements her place in american history. next her one on one with cnn and how she plans to celebrate when she gets back home. neither are resilient people. there's strength in every family story. learn more about yours. at ancestry. two out of three guys experience hair loss by the age 35. kind of scary. that's why i use keeps. keeps offers clinically proven treatment, and the sooner you start the more hair you can keep. get started for $1 a day at keeps.com.
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and let's run through some of the olympic highlights for team usa. swimmer caeleb dressel closed out an historic showing by winning his fourth and fifth gold medals. he's the fifth american to win five in a single olympics joining mark spits and michael phelps. outside the pool, shauf lay held off several challengers in golf. and simone biles has now withdrawn from the floor final. usa gymnastics says she'll make a decision on whether she'll compete on the beam later this week. the best women's swimmer of all time is american katie ledecky. she brings two golds and two silvers back home. that gives her ten olympic medals in her career. the only with six individual golds. coy wire sat down with her earlier today. >> it's an amazing feeling to be
bringing home two golds and two silvers and to have competed in my third olympics. that's something i never would have imagined when i first started swimming. >> reporter: what do goats eat? >> healthy. >> reporter: but after years of sacrifice and discipline, a celebratory meal. and how are you just going to relax now that this is over? >> i did have a hamburger after i was done. that tasted good. but yeah, i'm just going to enjoy spending time with my family and friends and telling them all the stories. i can't wait to get back to the u.s. and just give them a big hug. >> reporter: you've been through a lot. we've all been through a lot. we've spent a lot of time with ourselves in reflection. what have you learned about yourself over this past year? >> i think i've learned resilience and i've just appreciated health and i haven't been able to be with my family quite as much. so they've become even more important to me. i mean, just trying to stay connected in every which way i
could over the past year has been challenging, but i've just also felt their love throughout this whole trip in tokyo. even though they haven't been here. as i said, i'm really excited to get home and give them a big hug. >> what's that going to be like when you're reunited with them? you haven't seen them in, like, a year, right? >> i saw them a couple months ago. they came to the trials. it was a while, and it was hard to -- i haven't been home in a really long time. i haven't been home in about a year and a half. i've been dedicated to my training, and going home would have meant a ten-day quarantine coming back to california to get back into training, so i didn't -- i didn't want to sacrifice my health or the health of those around me. and tried to stay true to the restrictions that we were under for good reason, and kept myself healthy, kept those around me healthy, and was able to pursue these goals in tokyo because of
that. >> reporter: simone biles has made an incredible impact on these games. i think we're seeing how powerful mind is. there's not many people in the world who can say they've navigated what you have in your career. when you felt those sorts of moments, how -- what got you through them? how did you navigate those situations? >> i try not to let external expectations get to me too much. swimming is not the only thing that i enjoy doing. i'm passionate about other things as well. i'm really happy that i just finished my degree at stanford and just had a great time there as well. so there's so much more to life than swimming and the olympics, and the people around me remind me of that. >> all right. our thanks to coy wire for that great interview. television often offers a reflection of its own time and culture, and sometimes it reveals the best in us. sometimes it shows us where our
biggest problems lie. this week on an all-new episode of "history of the sit.com". we look at how different sitcoms have tackled representation and racism over the years. >> we must set higher goals. >> in 1970s, car michael was one of the black panthers. and they go storming into norman lear's office. >> my secretary said there's three guys that want to see the garbage man. >> they said you have this poor black family on good times. all black people aren't poor like this. that is a misrepresentation. >> we had a family next door, and then we decided to move them on up. >> and joining us now is an editor at great to have you with us. norman lear is known for creating some of the first sitcoms to address racial issues and really provocative ways.
how did shows like "all in the family," "good times," "sanford and son" change the way they dealt with race on tv? >> yeah, this has been so interesting about television. it's very cyclical. what norman lear really did was he was one of the first ones to put his position to put african-american and marginalized communities on the map. and that's really important, although looking back through the lens of history knowing this was a show written primarily by white writers there are things we can look back and say that's not exactly the best representations we'd like to see on television but it cannot be understated that he was one of the first people for a lot of white americans to bring black people into their homes. >> right into their living room. by the time you get to the 1990s there really was this explosion of black sitcoms on networks like fox, the wb. why do you think we saw a rise
in black-centered shows at that time and what happened in the intervening years? >> it's very interesting because both with fox and then again with upn, what happens is looking for audiences. these upstart networks found that black television watchers were very loyal to content they felt spoke to them. so they used that with shows like "girlfriends" and we're talking about "the fresh prince" and "martin" and "rock" and what then does happen is once they build that audience they then move to the quote/unquote more mainstream white-facing sitcoms that allow them to then sort of scale themselves to a whole host of new advertisers. and it's a sad story that's happened over and over again. the death of the black television renaissance could be pretty much tracked to the merger of upn turning into the cw. >> that's really interesting. so over time, you saw more and more black characters in sitcoms on tv like we were just talking
about but you didn't see the same representation of other minority groups. when did that start to change? how did it start to change? >> well, it's interesting. it starts with dribbles. you have things back in the '70s like chico and the man and it took another 20 years before we had an hispanic family doing a sitcom on television with the george lopez show. something like margaret cho doing "all american girl" and it was almost decades before we saw another similar sitcom like that with something like fresh off the boat. what you've seen is these little trickles with representation outside of the african-american community but again with so many things you can make a direct line to someone like kenya barris with what he did with "blackish" and that allows abc to then also do something like "fresh off the boat." so when we speak to this representation in television, it's always going to be, i think, a longer road than any of us want to be but it's the little steps that eventually
allow us to have big leaps. >> right. and that representation just matters so much. and you alluded to this even when you have black actors or other people of color playing the characters on the sitcoms. it doesn't mean the shows are being written from that perspective or that there are people of color in the writing room. how important is that diversity in the writer's room? >> it's very important. something i say in the episode tonight. i speak about the fact they took a lot of african-american issues and more negative aspects of the african-american experience and definitely took -- faced them head-on and highlighted them on screen but they were very rare to do the other side. show aspirational wealth and the fact that minorities moving into the suburbs, those things took much longer. it was very easy and more palatable for these white writers to sort of write that one type of experience. it took black and brown and asian writers getting behind the scenes to show the other sides
of those experiences. that's why it's important. >> yeah, coming into the forefront. we're looking forward to the episode tonight. jacqueline coley, we're excited to hear more about it. we appreciate you making time for us. don't miss the cnn original series "history of the sitcom" tonight at 9:00 eastern and pacific only here on cnn. ladies and gentlemen, rock 'n' roll. ♪ i want my mtv. the network that brought music videos to the masses and made vijays household names is celebrating its 40th anniversary. in 1981 mtv launched itself into a cultural phenomenon. they featured some of the most iconical musical acts from michael jackson, prince and david bowie. but it all started by the famous
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