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kids' online activities but denise says they went too far. she changed his facebook password. she needed to step in. >> it's crazy to me that we are even having this interview. >> i'm going to fight it. if i have to go even higher up, i'm going to. i'm not going to let this rest. i think it's a precedented moment for parents. >> it's going to be very interesting in this case goes to court. we'll keep you posted. representatives from 46 countries are arriving in washington, d.c., getting ready for president obama's nuclear security summit that starts tomorrow. it's being called the biggest gathering hosted by a u.s. president since the u.n. was founded in 1945.
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suz zan joins us. >> hey, don. white house officials are telling me that it's going to be unprecedented in scale and scope. the security summit. it has not started officially until tomorrow and it's at the washington convention incenter. what the president has been doing is hosting various leaders right across the street from the white house. one on one leaders from pakistan, india, nigeria, south africa, and the point that he's making along with the seakt tear of state, hillary clinton, is that no longer are we looking at a nuclear threat when it comes to a nuclear war. we're now looking at the threat of nuclear terrorism. the possibility of terrorists, like al qaeda, or criminal gangs or road groups getting ahold of nuclear materials and actually launching some sort of nuclear attack. that is what this summit is targeted to address. here's how president obama put
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the threat. >> the central focus of this nuclear site is the fact that the single biggest threat, both short-term, medium, and long-term, is the terrorism organization obtaining a nuclear weapon. this is something that could change the security landscape in this country, around the world for years to come. >> so, don, the goal of the summit here is for all of the countries to get on board with president obama's plan to secure these nuclear materials, or loose nukes, within four years. this is around the globe. so we are expecting these world leaders to sign in the next few days a document, essentially endorsing president obama's plan and then coming up with their own ideas to make sure that those materials are, in fact,
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secure. >> they are coming up with their own ideas. is anything being offered as they come up with these ideas, any specific things about what these countries can do? >> reporter: several country also be talking about how to prevent them from being smuggled into the hands of the terrorists. they will talk about regulations. a lot of the nuclear materials are in the private industry. how do they regulate those industries. how do they hold the smugglers accountable and then finally the materials going into making them like highly enriched uranium, how do you secure it? one example is the country of chile, let you guys take care of t we're not going to have to deal with it. other countries are going to say, look, we have this material. let's give it to a third party and secure it there. those are the kinds of commitments and pledges that some of the countries are going to be introducing over the next
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24 hours. >> i think you're done for the day. go enjoy the day. >> no. >> you're not? >> no. >> oh, again. by the way, that little squirrel over your left shoulder. thank you. we'll talk to you in just a bit. >> secretary of state clinton signed the book of condolences for poland's late president and first lady who died yesterday in a plane crash who died in russia. nearly 100 other dignitaries died in that crash. lech kaczynski is now back in warsaw. people lined the streets paying their respects. and now there is an investigation going on. nick robertson is at the debris-filled crash site. nick? >> reporter: about half a mile from the runway here, it's through the trees here and look down here, debris twisted and
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torn apart, fuselage from flight 154. and up here, across the road, take a look, is the direction that the plane was coming in over this way, coming in across this road here. this is where it begins to hit the tops of the trees again. if you look down this bank here, you begin to see all these bits of broken wood from the trees, where the plane is beginning to head as it's coming down. here's a little bit of torn fuselage on the ground. and already some flowers are being laid here. and if you look over here, larger bits of aircraft laying around in the field. already people and police are trying to secure the large tail of the aircraft. again, just follow me up here.
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and the size of some of the debris and seems to be, as you can see, away from these large mounds and the tree is ripped apart and looking up at the top, you can really see how the tree cut into them. and what the investigators are going to focus on are the blank box recorders. they are looking at the possibility of human error, the ability that the crash happened 24 hours ago, it was thick and also saying that there's a possibility that it could have been mechanical errors. they are not ruling out any of those things right now. >> that's nick robertson reporting from russia where that crash happened.
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live pictures now from warsaw and this is the presidential palace. around this palace, tens and thousands of people have gathered. they have been gathering there since they got word of this crash yesterday morning. they are paying their respects. they lined up in front of the palace just to see and 95 other people died on that plane, including the president and his wife. you can see the candles there near the presidential palace in warsaw. an unbelievable story happening yesterday and unfolding now. we saw secretary of state hillary clinton paying her respects, signing a condolence book and also saying a few words so that her words could be carried around the world. all right. we are watching this story. we'll carry bits of the week-long celebration -- i should say, excuse he many, the week-long memorial service, we'll carry it here on cnn for you. so make sure you tune in.
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we'll carry it for you. you know, the battle to see who will replace john pal stevens now under way. our mark preston weighs in on it. and the national enquirer nominated for the pull litser. >> prize? why are they being nominated for that and do they have a real chance of winning? some say yes. make sure you logon to the social networking sites and give us your comments. ♪ this is onstar. i've received a signal you've been in a crash. i'll contact emergency services.
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she said she believed the president should nominate somebody that would get a very strong vote, 70-plus votes, bipartisan, that they were approving and confident and professional. that's the kind of nominee i hope that he nominates and that we can support. i would like to be able to support this nominee. but if we have a nominee that evidences a philosophy that judges know best, that they c a constitution, we're going to have a problem because the american people don't want it. >> senator, the constitution says that 51 senators can confirm. it doesn't require 60 senators. i don't believe there's going to be any type of filibuster. there's going to be 100 some odd filibusters. that's a lace zee person's way out. the american people pay us and like to election us yes and no.
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every time you have a filibuster, that's irresponsible. >> stevens just made the announcement on friday but surely the president had some replacement in mind. surely he does. he didn't know exactly what was going to happen. right, mark press ston? we're going to talk about that. we knew about it last weekend. what exactly do we know about where things stand on replacement, hearings, any of that? >> well, we don't have any firm dates or time lines at this point. what we do know is that the president came out on friday and said that, you know, within the next few weeks he hoped to actually have a nominee for the replacement of judge stevens. and we really want to zero in on
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the last week of july, first week of august, have possibly a vote. that's what the democrats want to happen. and it really comes down to president obama nominating a judicial activist, someone that they can't support, or at least they are going to put up an opposition to whomever and the announcement was imminent and people was -- whoever it is, and not even knowing it. and let's get a list of people here, the top names. general elena kagan, judge dine wood, and judge merick. and it could be someone that we haven't even thought about it. >> it could be a surprise.
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you were right when you said that president obama has a list put together. when you're elected president, you already have a chance of making the supreme court pick. you're already thinking in your head who that would be. and outside of those judges thaw just mentioned, there are some others, governor duvel is somebody that is someone that president obama would maybe consider putting on the bench, as is jennifer granholm and jan janet napolitano. >> hillary clinton? >> you took it away from me. >> why not. >> let's throw out hillary clinton as a possible name. she certainly has the background to sit on the court. unclear -- >> mark, we'll see you again at 10:00. thank you, sir. >> think about it, every single
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now for a look at your top stories, officials in west virginia estimate it will take two days to remove the bodies of 22 coal miners killed in an explosion nearly a week ago. before the bodies can be removed, the mine must be re-vent lated to remove toxic gas. president obama has ordered an investigation into the cause of the explosion. the memory of the nazi holocaust remembrance day, the
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lib brags of nan zzi concentrat camps. more pain at the pump. gas prices are up nearly 4 cents a gallon in the past three weeks. national average for a gallon of regular is now $2.85. that's up 80 cents since last april. it's not a dream. this is happening in an area chicago torn by youth violence. cnn contributor, education contributor, chicago's roughest neighborhoods, since urban prep, 70 african-american, young men to college. it's the holy grail in ak ka dame yeah. i want to talk to these folks.
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i'm excited. >> mr. king, when you say 100% of your kids go to college, a lot of people don't believe it. >> right. right. >> so sometimes for their purposes. >> yeah. >> you've got to introduce them to the wall. >> you've got to see proof. >> this is a lot of proof. every time a student is admitted to college, what we do is take their admission letter, put it up on the wall of the school. >> people see your results and they are going to say, 100% of your seniors going on to college, you must pick the kids. you can't be a public school. >> yeah. that -- we get that a lot. people tell us all of the time that you're a selected enrollment school a. private school. but we're a public school. we're a charter school. we're publicly funded and we don't select our students based on any criteria. >> this is urban prep. urban prep is an oasis, an opportunity for children to believe in themselves and dream beyond the circumstances, create an opportunity where there didn't seem to be one. and go on to college.
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we know how to run successful schools. the question now is, will we? >> education contributor, steve perry, we visited the day after president obama was elected back in 2008. they promised me that they would finish high school and go to college and they did. you know, next weekend, we want to you check out our special, it's called fixing american's schools. it's a town hall meeting with parents, students, teachers from all across the u.s. plus, education secretary arnie duncan. if you have any questions for him, for the education secretary, or for me, send it through twitter, tweet it, facebook, or send it on myspace, don lemon@cnn. sunday at 6:00 p.m. eastern, only here on cnn. here's something that you don't see every day. an african-american defending the con fed ra see.
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all right. a huge controversy rising out of virginia this past week, over a war that ended 145 years ago. governor bob mcdon nel declared confederate history month. civil rights buffs blasted him. president obama called it an
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unacceptable mission and really fired up roland martin. >> these were american terrorists. these were individuals who were committing a sin against humanity. who wanted to keep a system of oppression, degradation, absolute denial of opportunities for african-americans. we're celebrating people and had they won, don, you and i would not be sitting here right now. you and i would be in the fields as property as opposed to being free individuals. and so that's like somebody saying, oh, we're going to celebrate the nauts zee soldiers by saying they were obama doing their job. >> all right. that was cnn's roll labd martin. it's primetime for actors to bring it back to life. we have a whole panel joining us right now.
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live in sharl lot, north carolina. good to see you. don't be nervous. >> we're just talking. people want to hear from all of you. thank you very much. what do you guys think about what is going on at the proclamation? >> it's to celebrate the heritage month. that's celebrating everybody that was a part of it, both white, african-americans, hispanics, indians. it's not just to represent one particular culture. i don't understand exactly how far as the state of georgia is concerned, it's for everybody that participated in that event. >> do you understand that, lisa? >> i understand it's a hot topic. it strikes a nerve with a the lof people. it's not something that should
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be democrat mond be demonized. i think that if we're not careful and don't honor that and don't think through that and shuffle it under the rug, then we're neglecting part of the heritage. >> as a southerner, believe me, i get southern pride, but do you think to the african-americans who were slaves during that time and for them and for the people in the north and in the south, that's what the war was about to end slavery and the south did not want to end that. do you get that? >> i understand that part. but there's a lot of things that our history books and they leave out. it's not just strictly over the issue of just slavery. 93,000 african-americans participated on the side of the con fed ra see. they don't bring that up. >> those people participated but they were not willing to participate and at a time when they could join the con fed ra see, it was 1865. many people didn't -- they
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weren't considered enough of a person to even join the army, to be allowed to fight in the war. >> it's in between 10 to 15,000 that actually carried out arms. >> let's bring in h.k. he's in north carolina. would you know about this. this is what you do. what do you say about african-americans, the slavery part of it. a lot of people don't like the celebration because to them it means slavery. they felt that they would be slaved had the south won. >> let's back up some of this. first i'd like to talk about some of the things that mr. martin talked about. he called the people some of the most honorable people in this country american terrorists and said that if the south had won the war we would be there now. that's just plain poppy koking. that's people that want to end slavery and all dialogue.
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now we have an opportunity to tell the southern side. in virginia, up until the days of war, those men and the sledge slate turs of virginia work very hard to have real emancipation for that slave. they knew that a man was not free unless he had an ability to take care of himself, unless he had land, a home for shelter, and someone, and possibly slaves of his own. you know, i resent the fact that this man like -- i don't know if mr. martin is from the north or where he's from but it's the same what they give to north that is not belonging in the north. >> it's from the south and i don't want you to take it to literally. i think what he meant was, had
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the south won, african-americans would not be where they are now. at least when it comes to civil rights. because that's what the civil war was about. the south, let's just be honest, did not want slavery to end and that was their main focus for the civil war. and that's when the sus session came about. they wanted to succeed from the union if slavery was abolished. that's what the civil war was about. >> first of all, let's talk about some real evidence. >> am i to believe -- >> hang on. let me ask you this question. >> you said you would let me talk. >> i will let you talk for a long time. am i to believe the history book that what i've read about with the history books say, whatever historian say, or am i to believe what you say and civil reenactments say? >>. >> in 1865 and how they came
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here to demonize and separate white and black folks from the north and south. if the southern men wanted to maintain economic institution of slavery, and basically what lincoln said, if they agreed to the tax increase they would end the economic institution of slavery. >> i'm cutting you off because i need to take a break and then we'll come back and discuss more. we're back in a moment. [ female announcer ] breathe right asks... [ woman ] could i ask you to strip on the street?
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welcome back, everyone.
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ending slavery out of the equation, we've been talking with a panel tim and lisa in atlanta and h.k. joins us by satellite. i'm sorry. i had to take a break. you were saying -- >> are you talking to me, sir? >> yes. >> in talking about leaving out slavery, the thing about it, when you have confederated history month, we talk about the things that took place, you can't leave out slavery. you have to talk about the place of dignity and the confederated flag. others don't tell the story. this is why you need to have confederated history month. my question is why are they afraid to have the southern side told? they don't want to tell you these things. i don't know how you can separate things in the first
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place. >> i'm not saying that people shouldn't be taught it or when you celebrate, when you believe that people are celebrating confederated history, when you are celebrating it, it's an insult to african-americans, to people who were slaves when one of the main reason, although you don't believe it was the whole reason, when one of the whole reasons behind the war was to keep people enslaved. black history month is one month out of the year. go ahead. >> that's the sad thing about this thing. the propriety, including white folks, to believe that it was a man, all he did was pick cotton and beans and sugar cane. it was an intelligent man. >> okay, any way, let's bring it back to -- i can't let you go on with that because that part is going to upset me when you talk about slavery.
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no one wants to be a slave, plaque, white, or whatever. it's an insult. and talk about the intelligence, that's beside the point, to have someone enslaved, to own someone, control them, it doesn't matter how smart they are, you you them. they are not free. i don't think anyone is saying, even roll land, that we should not learn about the con fed ra see and the history of the country. i understand that. i am a southerner. i grew up in the south. so i know what it's about. but you don't understand that it's insulting and hurtful to some people when you celebrate these types of event? >> i think your choice of the word celebrate is a slanted word. i think our goal is to educate. we are not celebrating where hundreds and thousands on both sides were killed. >> even a proclamation, some
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people are still insulted by that. >> i'm not sure why that would be in. any major conflict, any time where american blood was spilled, that would be something for us to note, something for us to reflect on and say, this was something that happened and reflect on it. to celebrate? no. but we do educate. relive. pull people in and help them understand as much as we can what really happened. >> so here's the question. here's what i think. it should be in the history books. and it is. i learned about it. having a proclamation, i think, and the whole time to learn about it when you don't include slavery and denouncing slavery, are you saying that we should have had slaves? do you believe that slavery should exist in. >> i don't believe slavery
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should exist anywhere in the world and it still does. but the simple fact of the matter -- i'm not trying to state anybody that owns slaves, right or wrong, but for 200 yearsing ago to 2,000 years ago, slavery was part of not just this country but every nation on the planet. >> absolutely agreed with that. >> and they were african-american slave owners in the south. so it's not a black-white issue. i mean, yes, slavery as an institution is abomb nation and we're not celebrating the institution of slavery. >> in your group is there black reenactors? >> not currently. >> so do you think there should be slavery in this country? do you believe with slavery? >> absolutely not. i'm defending the fact that you want to take history -- >> not me. >> i'm not saying you. >> when i say you, i don't mean you personally.
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what i'm saying is that the folks in america -- see the southern people have done a great injustice here. the whole world was composite in the economic institution of history. new york, you and mr. martin -- >> i have to go because of time purposes. we only have a few minutes left on the air and there are other things that we have to do. i appreciate this. maybe if we can get you back we'll continue this discussion but i also learned about africa's role in slavery and i'm not that young. it's back in the '70s. i disagree that we are not taught about that. thank you all for joining us. again, as i have said and as rolland has said, everybody has
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a right to celebrate, reenact, protest what they want. but to leave out one part is disingenuous. >> and i would agree with you on that. >> i disand agree. >> i appreciate you all joining us. >> very passionate opinions from people who still love the stars and bars. thank you for your comments on twitter and facebook. but you won't see activist even though southern roots run deep. his new book "color blind" is coming up in just a few weeks. he says confederate history month is a major step backwards. here's part of our conversation that we had. >> there are people writing me now saying, hey, you need to go back and learn history. slavery was not a point in the civil war. it had nothing to do with it. >> that's absolutely pro per post rouse. every single time they explained their reason, not the reason but one of the reasons was the fear that the federal government was
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going to abolish slavery. that's what they believed. they were worried, for example, they would not be able to have slaves in the newly acquired territories to the west. in fact, the vice presidency of the con fed see stood up and said right after lincoln was arrested that all of the other issues had been resolved. the obama remaining factor was the institution of african slavery which, i should point out, was a wonderful, moral, and god ordained his stem of government, for anyone to -- >> tim wise, thank you, tim. it's a conversation that is not going away and we are going to keep following it for you right here on cnn.
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secretary of state hillary clinton visited washington. she expressed condolences from the president and the american people to the people of poland for their tragic loss yesterday. nearly 100 dignitaries died in a plane crash in russia. a fee for carry on luggage is a slap in the face of air travelers. spirit airlines announced they will be charging up to $45 for a carry-on bag. this has announced outrage. and last night i spoke with the ceo of spirit. he said, it's not as bad as it appears. >> the basic fee to carry on the bag after august 1st is $30. $20 if you're a member of our fare club. the $45 fee is for anybody that decides not to stop at a ticket counter and go to the gate. the reason we charge for that is we're going to have to transact that bag at the gate and we're
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trying to avoid gate delays. no one has to pay the $45. >> that argument doesn't fly with democratic senator charles schumer. he will urge government regulators to prevent fee for carry-on bags. the new fee takes effect august 1st. and cowboy fans, well, at least you have your memories. texas stadium, the home of america's teams for some 40 years went out with several different bangs this morning. demolished with some 50 blasts of dynamite and an 11-year-old essay contest winner got to push the button. his name is casey. the pulitzer prize and national enkwir ree, two names rarely mentioned together until now. the executive editor live next. are you going to win it? don't answer that. wait until after the break.
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all right. t pulitzer prizes are being handed out and this is a big deal. the national enquirer has been nominated for breaking the story of ex-presidential candidate john edwards' affair and love child. joining us tonight is barry levine. this is a very big deal. do you think you deserve to win this award? >> deal. you think you deserve to win this award? oh. >> i think with no disrespect to the great "new york times" newspaper, they won for their reporting of the spitzer prosecution scandal. i think that story was done. a drop in the bucket for what we've persevered to bring the john edwards story to a conclusion. >> you think it's a "national enquirer" -- i would imagine you hope that the judges aren't swayed by that and say, oh, it was a "national enquirer."
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the "national enquirer" doesn't deserve a pulitzer prize. they're in a whole different category. >> one of the key stories is the fact that we reported last year that john edwards is the focus of a grand jury investigation and possible misappropriation of his campaign funds to cover up the affair. we did significant reporting, the same work that other newspapers have done around the country. our reporters and photographers who worked on this incredible presidential scandal for so long certainly deserve the recognition. >> do you think it will change the game when it comes to tabloids if you win or make the nomination? the first time to be nominated, right? >> the first time the pulitzer board officially accepted our eligibility. whether we win or not, it's a great honor to be part of the process. more importantly, we've been vindicate bid the bloggers who for so long followed our story and publicized our story on the
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web while the main stream media avoided the edwards story for a long time. so they followed us and all of our information turned out to be factually chekt which at the end of the day is what we waned. they stayed with us. at the end of the day, john edwards finally admitted paternity of his daughter, francis quinn who's two years old. >> i have to say this -- and you know this early on we were talking about it with a meeting here. i said, did the nation"national enquirer" get the story? you said, yes. let's have him on. you came on this program. give credit where credit is due. you do play by different roles when it comes to as you say main stream journalism. >> we practice checkbook journalism. we often times quote anonymous sources to a great degree. to get the story in the paper over late 2007, we had relied on
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anonymous sources who we cultivated for a long period of time in terms of trust. but for checkbook journalism, for the stories we submitted in 2009, there was no checkbook journalism practiced in those stories. hopefully the pulitzer committee will measure us fairly and squarely and regard what we did as something worthy of america's highest journalism honor. >> we have to run. but listen, good luck to everyone. if you win, come back and talk to us. happy to have that conversation. i will be interesting. win or lose, tiger woods probably very happy this masters weekend finally arrived. people are talking abhis golf game instead of his life away from the course.
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all right, one of the biggest stories of the year today, masters golf tournaments trying to concentrate on golf. phil mickelson, the sentimental favorite with his wife and mother battling cancer picked up the third masters title. that's who won. tiger woods made a return to golf after his personal life -- well, he was reduced to shambles. he tied fourth, right, the sports business analyst, mr. rick harrow has been to augusta this week. you're not the only one who's been there. how do you like them apples? huh is it? >> huh, yeah, i know. >> how do you like me now. >> i can take the masters hat off and the tie they make you buy. wait for another year, right, pal. >> i want to get to phil mickelson, really, his wife, mother-in-law, dealing with cancer. the family man won.
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and a lot of people are excited. this is good news for him, not only personally but moneywise. >> well, moneywise, he's more likab likable, he's more trustworthy, especially with what happened to tiger last month. he's got a big deal with role ex. he made $52 million in endorsements and winnings alone. we're fine with phil. the game of golf won. it's much bigger than just tiger. the ratings will be astronomi l astronomical. this may be the most watched golf event in the history of this sport on television. and frankly we came up with a great story as well. the golf industry can move on positively too. >> what's next for tyinger? oh. >> he may consider charlotte, that's the next on the tiger watch. he may now look at his endorsement. he's tied at the hip obviously with nike or ea sports. they're waiting in the wings. tiger picks up other endorsements. finishing fourth in this tournament is not that bad.
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he and the golf industry and phil and everybody just wanted to get through the week and they did. i would say with flying colors, honestly. >> oh, really? let's talk about k.j. choi. he was paired with tiger for most of the time, four gi dos. what is that. an endorisment bonanza? >> he tied tiger stroke-for-stroke. the companies that measure this kind of exposure say $15 million to $18 million for the endorisers titleist and hj telekom. so he didn't win but his endorsements won. >> you got the hat. did you end up in the local paper in the fashion section from augusta? >> no, they were taking pity on you because this is your first mamsers. this may be the first of many. trumping me again, pal, as usual.


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