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because of her fierce love for her daughter. that's all for this edition of "dateline." i'm craig melvin. thank you for watching. crypto up in lights. the future is right now in los angeles and everywhere i'm shepard smith. this is "the news" on cnbc the dempx begins for three men accused of killing ahmaud arbery, the man who pulled the trigger takes the stand in his own defense. >> he was deceased and i looked up and the police were there joe biden in motor city, promoting his infrastructure deal >> we're going to make sure that the jobs of the future end up here in minot halfway around the world. >> and how it will help the auto
industry transition to an all-electric future. afghanistan's hunger crisis. a new report on the humanitarian catastrophe. plus, the father forced to sell his open daughter so the rest of his family can eat my name is julius. >> he was convicted of murder, but his lawyering insist it was a setup. now he's scheduled to die tomorrow the growing list of celebrity supporters speaking out, as time runs out overdose deaths reached record levels. crypto goes main stream. and santa in short supply. live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, "the news with shepard smith. >> good evening. it's one of the riskiest and rarest gambles in any proceeding a defendant taking the stand to testify in his or her own trial. it does offer a chance for the jury to hear from the accused
directly in their own words. on the other, it gives the prosecution an opening to hammer away and potentially sway the jury in the prosecution's favor right then and there it's a testimony that can make or break a case. we saw it with kyle rittenhouse. the jury there done with deliberations for the day. more on the telling questions that jury asked the judge in a moment we also saw a defendant take the stand today in another high profile trial. the killing of ahmaud arbery he's the black man who was shot and killed last year, while he was just jogging near his home outside brunswick, georgia today, defendant travis mcmichael broke down as he talked about the moments right before he shot arbery three times and killed him >> what did you do >> i shot him. >> why >> he had my gun he struck me, it was obvious that he -- it was obvious that he was attacking me, that if he
would have gotten the shotgun from me, then it was a life or death situation. and i am going to have to stop him from doing this, so i shot >> virtually, the same defense as rittenhouse's that he fired the gun in self-defense, as the victim was attacking him, going for his gun. that there was nothing else he could do his father, greg mcmichael, and his neighbor, william bryant, are also on trial. no indication whether they will take the stand, as the defense continues its case legal analysis now david henderson, civil rights attorney and cnbc contributor, who is currently having a musical interlude. did mcmichael help himself on the stand today? >> you know, shep, he did. this is a case where is it always dangerous to put your client on the stand? absolutely but in this situation, you have to you have to understand, he's not saying i didn't do it. he was saying i was justified in doing it so you have to offer some evidence to support that
justification. not saying i agree, just say thing has to be some evidence. and with these facts, i don't know what you would have without his testimony. >> if you were representing these defendants, would you recommend the other two also take the stand >> you know, that's very difficult to say i'm going to have to see how the evidence develops to make that determination. generally, that's what goes into these types of decisions you want to see how well he holds up on cross-examination. if the prosecutor scores a bunch of points, it's very risky putting them up on the stand and you don't want to unless you have lost too much ground. but if you hold up under cross-examination, it would be hard to put the other two on the stand. >> we've seen two high profile defendants get emotional while testifying first, kyle rittenhouse. and now travis mcmichael how impactful can that emotion from a defendant be to a jury? >> it always depends on the person who is on the stand and
on the way they have been prepared to take the stand you have to give it to the attorneys representing the mcmichaels they're effective trial lawyers. i thought he was more ready to take the stand than even kyle rittenhouse was. i thought his tears in the context with the rest of his testimony is dangerous because some people might find it persuasive >> david, more from you in a moment thank you. the jury in the kyle rittenhouse murder trial finished for the day but some clues from the court as to what they may be focusing on during their deliberations because they asked to rewatch specific videos that showed kyle rittenhouse shooting his victims. include thing aerial footage from the fbi, showing the moments right before rittenhouse killed his first victim, joseph rosenbaum. this video from a live stream, from a paramedic that rittenhouse shot in the arm. and drone footage of rosenbaum
chasing rittenhouse in slow motion this video at the center of a motion for a mistrial by rittenhouse's defense. they're accusing the prosecution of misconduct, by purposefully giving them a lower quality version of the video the prosecution says they had no idea the file was low quality. and this morning, the presiding judge revealed he hadn't even begun to read a previous motion for mistrial the jury has already been deliberating for two days. david henderson is back. david, is it unusual for a judge to sit on a motion for mistrial this long? >> yes i've never seen this before, shep but i think i know why he's doing it the prosecution has gotten into it with the judge a couple of times. lawyers can be as vindictive z anyone else, so he wants the prosecution to sweat this as long as possible otherwise we would have had a ruling by now. >> the jury asking to rewatch those videos, does that give you
any insight into where they are? >> i can only tell one thing, shep, and that is at least one person wants to convict rittenhouse and the rest of the jury is still listening. after 16 hours, if there was one just really hard headed person who said i'm never, ever going to vote guilty on any count, the foreperson would have told the judge we're deadlocked at this point. not only do we know they're continuing to talk, but they're asking for progressively more evidence and lets me know they're working down through the jury instructions. >> deliberations continue in the morning. david henderson, thank you joe biden is in detroit tonight, pushing his infrastructure plan. as a road to the future for electric vehicles. he spoke at gm's factory zero plant. it's the company's first electric vehicle only factory. and it's where the company plans to build this new battery powered hummer biden took a spin in one of them today, there he is in january, company executives promised to shift entirely to battery powered cars and trucks
by 2035. joe biden applauded gm, said it's time for the united states to start leading the world when it comes to electric vehicles. >> up until now, china has been leading in this race but that's about to change because this law, because of this law, next year, for the first time in 20 years, in which american infrastructure investment will be far greater than china's, the first time in 20 years >> he's proposing billions more in electric vehicle incentives in his $1.75 billion spending bill do we know how much those incentives would help push ev sales? >> oh, it would be huge, shep. because the proposed incentives for people buying an electric vehicle would go up by about $5,000 to $12,500. and the other difference is, as opposed to the current ev incentives which you get as a federal tax credit, so you don't see it as the dealership, you
see it on your federal tax return you would take the new incentives when you buy the vehicle. so a $50,000 ev would cost $38,000. that's a huge difference for people when they look at a vehicle. >> some automakers, toyota, honda, tesla, they don't like the way those incentives will be offered. why not? >> well, it's a split incentive. it's $7500 if youbuy an ev fro a plant that is not unionized. but if you buy an electric vehicle under the proposed incentives from a uaw plant like the one he was at oday, the potential ev incentive is $12,500. that's a huge difference, and the non-union automakers are saying wait a second, that's not fair that's a $5,000 discount when people are looking for an ev >> with gas prices so high, how much does that push people to start thinking maybe an ev is for me >> right now, it's probably not
having a huge impact remember, there's a limited number of evs for sale right now. and most of them are starting at a higher price point, $45,000, $50,000 and much higher. so they're not as gas price conscious as those who are buying a lower priced model. where we notice the impact is with gas/electric hybrids, like a prius. that type of buyer is more likely to say i want something that will give me some savings >> the carman, phil. good to see you. thank you. joe biden's trip to that electric vehicle plant comes as gas prices are soring. right now the average price is $3.41 according to aaa up $2.12, more than 60% increase from a year ago. he's calling on the federal trade commission to look into why prices are not going down, because oil prices certainly are.
kayla? >> reporter: shep, biden is doubling down on his demand that the federal trade commission investigate possible price gouging by energy companies as prices at the pump stay high in a letter he sent to the agency's chair today, he wrote this -- >> reporter: he's suggesting that the industry is outsized profits and returns to shareholders are to blame for an unexplained gap. but data from a government agency, the energy information administration, shows oil is just one component re representativing about half the cost of retail gas other costs have gone up, too. mr. biden is under immense political pressure to tame inflation and reverse the trend of spiking prices with fuel costs up 60% over last year when people weren't driving as much
president obama set up a working group and called for a similar investigation in 2011. president bush did the same in 2006 but experts say it's more theatrical than practical. >> -- of misconduct or gouging or manipulation. and that's simply because this is a global phenomenon >> reporter: the biden administration has blamed opec for keeping supply limited and asked allies overseas, particularly in asia, to coordinate a release of emergency reserves to bring more oil to the market and bring prices down. a spokesperson for the national security council says those conversations are ongoing and no decision on the international front has been made yet. >> kayla, thank you. allegations of racism and discrimination running rampant for years in the town of southlake, texas now, why the school district is at the center of a new federal
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chanting the "n" word at a party. the school district started a diversity panel, but the controversy keeps coming a month ago, nbc news obtained recordings telling teachers that if they have a book about the holocaust in the classroom, they should also offer students a book from an opposing perspective. to the holocaust the district apologized, but the outrage put a real spotlight on a new texas law that requires teachers to present multiple perspectives when discussing hot button topics. nbc news antonia hilton has been leading the coverage of this school district and is live for us tonight antonia? >> reporter: hi, shep. look, this investigation is pretty significant the federal government launched three probes into allegations of discrimination here that range from racial discrimination, gender and sexuality based
discrimination and nation of origin to put that in context, experts we have spoken to say when this office receives complaints, they only take about 5% to 10% of those complaints and launch actual investigations. so to them, this signifies they have significant evidence there have been violations of title ix here in this community this comes on the heels of years of tension here with parents of color coming forward, talking about racial harassment and bullying, trying to get the district to take them more seriously. and parents on the other side denying a potential diversity plan presented here. i want you to listen to my conversation with one parent here, her name is robin cornish. she sent five kids through the school district who say they were all harassed here and she sees this as a sad but necessary step in this process >> it's probably going to get worse. but i think -- my hope is, and my words are, here we are.
stop let's come to the table, listen. listen and let's talk >> reporter: this investigation could take north of a year to complete and if they find out there are violations here, this school district could only be forced to make changesitored b the federal government for years. >> thank you the federal bureau of prisons is a hot bed of abuse and corruption that's a quote from an associated press investigate shup, that found a lot of crimes committed inside prisons are committed by federal prison workers. according to the ap, those crimes include sexual abuse, murder, and smuggling in drugs and weapons in exchange for cash and stealing the ap reports of the 41 arrests this year regarding personnel from the justice department, 28 were from the bureau of prisons,
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afghanistan is facing a humanitarian crisis. three months after the taliban seized control of the country. that's according to a recent report from the united nations world food program that report found that 20 million afghans will face acute hunger during the winter months. that's more than half of the country's total population the situation so bad, it's putting many children in the hospital and it's also forcing some afghan families to make some very difficult decisions an important warning now, some of the video you're about to see
is very disturbing and may be hard to watch. in afghanistan, here's nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel. >> reporter: a nurse at a clinic measures her arm if the ban goes red, she's severely n ly malnoumalnourishd she weighs 6 1/2 pounds at eight months old her mother used to give her formula, but can't afford it a baby dies of starvation nearly every day here occupancy is up 70% compared to last year. some are two to a bed. her mother was herself malnourished, so the baby was born too weak to suckle. >> translator: my husband is a house painter, but he sold his tools to feed the baby things have gotten worse since the taliban came what little we had went to zero. >> reporter: the babies here are
given a fortified blend of formula. about a third were already vulnerable, like this child, who has a neurological disorder. the 3-year-old can't walk or talk now, he's starving, too. juwad barely weighs 3 pounds many of the poorest live on the outskirts of the city. here, the elders say work has disappeared since the taliban took over and prices have gone up and then a day worker here made a shocking admission "look, look, behind you. you see her? come here, come here i wear to god, if she old enough to marry no, but i sold her." his daughter is 8 years old. she was sold to another family to marry one of their sons when she reaches puberty. do you know somewhat we're talking about? she doesn't answer but seems to want to disappearance. the buyers haven't paid yet.
the agreed price is $2,000 as soon as they pay him, they will come to collect her his family is survived by begging. they burn trash to bake bread, because they can't afford wood he keeps the bread close to heart when he gets a piece her sister lies sick she does have a fever. she's burning up have you had anything to eat or drink? nothing? they go to fetch water the local mosque is kind enough to let them fill their pales saleha has been sold, too. she's 7. the two girls work back home her father says he knows she's too young. but that he had a terrible choice to make -- take the dowry now or watch all the family starve
>> translator: i'm forced to do this i'm keeping five alive one has to be sacrificed >> reporter: the two girls sit alone by their homes the other girls, who, like many here, use henna to dye their hair red, keep a little distance perhaps wary they too will soon become hunger brides relief organizations say more than half of afghans are at risk of starvation. the taliban are not hoarding food or stopping the distribution of aid. they want the u.s. and other governments to unblock funds frozen since their takeover. shep >> richard engel, thank you. a record high number of overdose deaths in america one expert is now saying one drug is responsible for most of them the house that kobe bryant built. staple center. no more. it's getting a rebrand
is one of the biggest name deals in sports history a sign of a high tech times? and the clock is ticking for the life and death decision in oklahoma a man on death romain taning his innocence. students waging a walkout. but it all comes down to one person that's next, as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news from cnbc.
the home of the lakers and the clippers getting a brand new name starting this christmas, staples center will be renamed crypto.com arena rolls off the tongue, doesn't it this is a rendering of what it will look like the singapore based crypto exchange platform paid the arena, the owner there more than $700 million for the naming rights that would make it one of the biggest naming deals in sports history. the head of crypto.com says he hopes the new name will be seen as a sign of the times in a statement, he said in the next few years people will look back at this moment as the moment when crypto crossed the chasm into main stream >> the age of bitcoin is upon us >> from ad campaigns to celebrity endorsements, digital currencies are making their way into main stream currency. crypto brands are looking for a way to get their names out there
and attract new customers. even courting pro athletes and top actors >> fortune favors the brave. >> reporter: kim kardashian posted an endorsement on instagram where she has 263 million followers. aaron rodgers, trevor lawrence and saquon barclay are among nfl players taking a portion of their salaries in bitcoin. and tom brady also a bitcoin ball, he photo shopped his twitter profile picture to have laser eyes >> i'm also giving them a bitcoin. >> reporter: all of this giving some tech veterans deja vu from the dot com bubble >> this is the happiest day of my life! >> reporter: another cautionary tale, psi net went bankrupt after it got its name on a baltimore football stadium
professor siegel says it smacks of bubble territory, but similar to 1999, there will likely be some survivors >> a lot of companies went out of business, but a lot of the infrastructure that got put in place, optical networks, companies like amazon, really did have long-term impacts on society. so are we going to see a bubble? yeah, probably in certain sectors. but is there activity that might be with us that might have structural change? i think that's possible. >> reporter: despite the hype, plenty are skeptical a poll shows only 12% of americans trust crypto a lot and more than half of americans have little to no trust at all the hype and crypto's volatility have caught the attention of global regulators. crypto currency can rise and fall 20% in a single day china has baped crypto >> kate rooney, thank you.
your privacy is costing tiktok millions of dollars tiktok's parent company just paid $92 million to settle a class action lawsuit byte dance is accused of harvesting personal data without consent. tiktok has denied the allegation but settled to prevent the case from going to trial. after attorneys fees, most users will get about 96 cents. fix your own iphone. apple is selling parts and tools available. the program is set to start early next year. and a miami villa on the market for more than $30 million. the home once opened by madonna and the current seller, this german shepherd named gunther vi the pup's fortune can be traced
back to a german dcountess the estate now worth $500 million. good lord, make friends with that dog on wall street, the dow fell 211. s&p down 12. the nasdaq down 52 i'm shepard smith on cnbc. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news the qanon shamen, sentenced for his role in the january 6 attack the prison time and what he told the judge. the house takes a rare vote to punish one of its own for posting a graphic anime video depicting the death of aoc what is is so hard about saying this is wrong? >> tonight, how republicans responded. but first, time is running out for a man in oklahoma on death row. the governor has less than 24
hours to defeed the fate of julius jones he was convicted of a murder in 2002 a murder he insists he did not commit his execution is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. eastern tomorrow the state's governor, kevin state, has the power to halt it and commute his sent tense to life in prison that's the recommendation from the parole board but on which the governor has yet to act jones says an acquaintance framed him in the murder of an insurance executive 20 years ago. the governor's mansion is surrounded by a barricade of barrels in yellow tape in preparation for protests some big names are calling on the governor to take action. nfl quarterback baker mayfield and russell westbrook. and kim kardashian west all backing jones. valley castro now on jones' fight for his life >> reporter: the family of julius jones, including his mother, madelyne, was left to watch the door close after a denied request to meet
with the governor of oklahoma. the man set to decide the fate of the death row inmate. jones was convicted in the 1999 murder of paul howl, ell. shot to death in front of his daughters. jones maintains he had an alibi that night >> i am not responsible for taking mr. howell's life i was not involved in the planning of the robbery. >> reporter: on social media, they read from a letter written by jones' mother >> we were never given an opportunity to tell our story. the other evidence exonerating julius was never heard by the jury >> reporter: cleveland browns football player baker mayfield was asked about his support during a press conference. >> it's a shame that it's gotten this far we're 24 hours away. it's tough >> reporter: and kim kardashian west tweeted on jones' behalf.
the family of paul howell also testified in front of the parole board, adamant that jones is a guilty man >> julius jones has taken full advantage of everyone in his life and in this situation, including you, the board members here today >> reporter: but the support for jones has yet to waver high school students staged a walkout wednesday, making their way to the oklahoma state c capitol, as the hours continue to count down. >> we want our governor to know, the world is watching, the world is watching, but also the future is watching. [ applause ] >> reporter: the state patrol board has recommended that jones be removed from death row, given questions about the facts and testimony in the case. his family was never called to the stand to vouch for his alibi, and jones claims he was set up by a high school acquaintance who planted the murder weapon in his home.
that person was sent tensed to life for his role in the crime but released early as part of a plea agreement to testify against jones. the governor is reportedly praying about this decision. shep >> updates tomorrow. valerie, thank you 41 months in prison. that's the sentence handed down today to the man nope as the qanon shamen his real name is jacob chancely. these images of him made him sort of the poster child of the january 6 attack there he had maded guilty to a single charge of obstruction of official proceeding. in court, he took responsibility for his actions, telling the judge -- i was wrong for entering the capitol i have no excuse no excuse whatsoever his nearly 3 1/2 year sentence is the longest to be give on the a january 6 defendant. the other who pleaded guilty got the same today, the justice department has brought charges against more than 600 people for their
actions at the capitol january 6. the house today voted to censure the arizona republican paul gosar and he was stripped of his committees. the vote, 223-207. just two republicans voted in favor. liz chainy and adam kimzinger. this shops after kozar posted a video of him attacking joe biden and killing congresswoman alexandria ocasio cortez aoc said the vote was about what kind of behavior congress is willing to accept. >> it's a sad day in which a member who leads a political party in the united states of america cannot bring themselves to say that issuing a depiction of murdering a member of congress is wrong.
what is so hard about saying that this wrong? >> congressman man gosar took h floor. he said it wasn't threatening and compared himself to alexander hamilton >> if i must join alexander hamilton, the first person attempted to be censured by this house, so be it. it is done >> in a statement, he called it a symbolic cartoon, not real life he has not apologized, and said he took it down out of compassion for those who were offended after expulsion, censure is considered the harshest form of punishment in the house. congressman gosar is only the 24th member ever to be censured. the ceo of the video game giant activision blizzard facing new pressure tonight to resign it comes after a bombshell story from "the wall street journal. the paper reports bobby kotick
knew about sexual accusations at the company but failed to inform board members. the journal reports that he intervened to keep an executive on staff after a woman accused that employee of sexual harassment more than 100 workers protested yesterday at the company studio. several executives and a group of shareholders are now also calling for kotick to step down. in a statement to cnbc, an activision spokesperson said -- >> let's bring in "the wall street journal"'s kirsten grimes now, one of the authors of that report thank you. do you have a response to activision's statement that's calling your report inaccurate and misleading >> i would just point out that
they're not challenging any facts in the story >> they were not specific on any counts >> no, not on any countis. as you can imagine, we give companies very ample time to comment. >> this isn't activision blizzard's only scandal. i mean, there's the securities and exchange commission into company misconduct and the california department of housing lawsuit. >> before we started looking into this, this is a company facing a massive culture crisis. three different regulatory probes, including the s.e.c., as you pointed out. so what we really wanted to do here was understand his involvement in all of this, and what he had known over the years. that led up to this crisis that they're now facing >> so much pressure on kotick to step down. from all i've seen, he's been straight up defiant, no?
>> i mean, he's in a tough position at this point, because he really has to defend his track record and if you look at what's happening with some of the women executives at the company, look, he appoints a new female head of one of their biggest units, blizzard she's there only a month and says that she doesn't have faith in the leadership team to get through this crisis. so i just really think he's in a tough position >> kirsten grind from "the wall street journal," thank you more than 100,000 americans died from drug overdoses in one year that's an all-time high in america, according to a new estimate from the cdc. experts say drugs laced with fentanyl accounted for most of the deaths but the covid-19 pandemic played a role it's left many drug users isolated and according to the experts, made it difficult for them to get treatment. overdose deaths have been rising for more than two decades now, but the cdc estimates they
jumped nearly 30% over a 12-month period that ended in april of this year vermont reported the biggest increase, followed by west virginia and kentucky. overdose deaths rose in all by four states. jersey, delaware, and south dakota joe biden wrote -- >> this in one year. thanksgiving travel, surge to precovid levels so is the tsa ready? what the agency's administrator is saying, and why travel could be a mess. a chinese tennis star vanishes after leveling troubling accusations against a top chinese official now a new email from chinese state medi
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one of china's fbiggest tennis stars has disappeared her name is peng shuai, a two-time grand champion. he has not been seen since she made sexual assault allegations against a top chinese official in a since deleted post, she alleges that she was forced into a sexual relationship with china's former vice premier. he's a close ally of the chinese president, xi jinping. chinese state media released an email claiming to be from peng shuai. but the head of the tennis association says he doesn't think that was from her. he's now calling for an independent and verifiable proo that she's safe. naomi osaka says she's also worried about peng
in a tweet, she writes in part -- >> meanwhile, china is continuing to crack down on effeminate men we reported on the chinese government banning content on tv if it's not masculine enough broadcasters must put an end to sissy men and other abnormal esthetics. now, beijing is cracking down on video games. according to a leaked memo to the south china morning post in september, the chinese government will ban games that feature same-sex relationships the moves reflect beijing's growing concern that media outlets are not encouraging young men to be masculine enough members of the country's lbgtq community say they feel targeted >> reporter: this is the kind of video the chinese government doesn't want people to see a makeup tutorial by someone
born a boy but who today enjoys dressing in outfits reserved for girls. ali had been selling cosmetics online, posting video recommendations until authorities banned media companies from promoting images with an effeminate style as part of xi jinping's push for conformity, the government is targeting those who don't fit gender norms, writing a slur often used to bully gay men into its official directive i'm numb to that insult, he says he quit an office job to become a social media influencer, earning roughly $30,000 a month. since the ban, most of the videos have been taken down, and his income has dropped by 75%. when a video fails to upload, the platform won't say the rule
the video violates instead, they send you regulations. it's a dead end. the clamp down on the unconventional is stalling activity in other areas of business, too. entertainment, fashion, retail, tech, and beauty as companies try to figure out who and what the state deems acceptable even so, he isn't disheartened "the ban shows we are being see," he says. the world accepts lbgtq rights more and more. it's a long march and we keep moving he's been able to upload some video since the parameters of what is okay are still in flux for example, a boy who looks like a boy can teach a makeup lesson a girl who is masculine is also okay the problem is that the crackdown is linked at least in part to beijing's concerns about its declining birthrate, so it's unclear who and what kind of
lifestyle could be targeted next even childless couples are starting to get nervous. >> eunice, thank you are you flying for thanksgiving better plan ahead. tsa reports you should expert long lines at check-in counters and security gates air travel predicted to bounce back to prepandemic levels the head of the tsa says he's confident they're staffed up and ready to handle the holiday crush but admits travelers should still pack their patience >> thanksgiving is always busy it's our busiest time of the year my best advice is plan for a little bit more time, and be patient when you get here. everybody wants to travel and have a good experience i think patience is key to that. >> forecasters say the weather could cause headaches for some travelers. a strong storm could affect parts of the midwest and the northeast early next week. well, it was one of the biggest hits in the pandemic we all watched it, right now "tiger king" is clawing back
the nasa astronaut jessica watkins will become the first black woman to live and work on a long-term mission on the international space station. she's slated to blast off aboard the spacex crew dragon capsule in april for a six-month science mission. watkins is a geologist she's slated to serve as a mission specialist on the flight it will be her first trip to space. now santa too? there's a backlog of ships at ports in l.a., new york and virginia warnings to get the holiday shopping done early. supply chain pain is real and it's extended all the way to the
north pole a warning for any small children, this story could be hard to hear, because this year sap that's biggest problem is whether there's enough of him to go around. folks, we have a santa shortage. >> how are you today >> reporter: in the dallas area, santa's a magnet not just for kids adults, too. >> on three, two -- there you go >> thank you so much >> merry christmas have a happy thanksgiving. >> you do this interesting thing, you're constantly scanning, looking to see where the children are >> yes >> talk to me about that >> it comes from law enforcement. it comes from being in the detention center >> reporter: earnest is a former corrections officer who grew out the beard, traded in uniforms and now looks at a different naughty list >> every day i'm getting 15 to 20 emails a day for parties.
so it's really affected us >> has that happened before? >> no, it's never been this way before >> people want to get together with their families, interact and make up for last time. >> reporter: mitch allen says this year orders are up more than 120%. >> hundreds pdz hundreds of events we turned down. >> it's hard to ignore the outfit you're wearing. do you always wear an elf suit when you're being interviewed? >> so i am the head elf here at hire santa so it goes with the territory. >> reporter: he says over the course of six weeks, a santa can milwaukee between $6,000 and $12,000. then add in the santa shortage -- >> santas are seeing 10%, 15% higher rates this year >> there's a tremendous shortage of santas. unfortunately, we lost a lot of santas due to covid. you know, we lost a lot of brothers >> reporter: kelly farrell says about 15 men he knows who died from covid-19. orders are falling on the rest
of them. this year he's heading to depp >> all right thank you, santa >> reporter: working at a resort >> this time it will be nine to ten hours a day, every day from friday the 19th till christmas eve. >> there you go. >> all right, thank you. merry christmas and happy thflg to everybody ho, ho, ho >> reporter: back with ernest matthews he says if you haven't booked him by now, it's just not happening this year. >> the unfortunate thing is there's some party where they were planning to have a santa and now the santa can't be there. >> exactly or they'll get, i hate to see it, they'll get a bad santa. >> reporter: nobody wants a bad santa. mitch allen from hire santa says they want people to do those virtual visits that's all that's left not clear what you're doing for the holidays but if you have time, santa shep has a nice ring to it. don't worry, shep.
>> oh, great blowing the budget thank you, perry "tiger king two" out of its cage netflix releasing all five episodes of the second season for most regions today the premiere going forward as planned, despite complaints from one of the show's major players, carole baskin. she and her husband sued netflix earlier this month their lawsuit accuses netflix of using unauthorized footage of them in the second season, claiming they only signed up for season one they said they would suffer irrepairable harm if the content isn't removed. but a judge told them their attorney there would not have enough time to make a ruling before the show's release. her attorney says if the injunction is granted, netflix would have to pull the show. "tiger king" was a major hit more than 64 million mouse
holding sampled the series in the first four weeks after its debut in march of 2020 britney spears thanking her fans for saving her life in a video posted to instagram last night, she also hinted at a possible interview with oprah. this less than a week after a judge ended her conservatorship. the pop star says she's excited to getting back to doing everyday things that she couldn't do before >> i feel grateful for each day and being able to have the keys to my car, being ability to be independent, feel like a woman owning an atm card, seeing cash for the first time, buying candles. it's the little things for us women, but it makes a huge difference and i'm grateful for that. >> you go, britney she says she hopes her little story can help make an impact on the conservatorship system and help people with real disabilities and real illnesses. 60 seconds left on a race to
the finish one of the men accused of killing ahmaud arbery took the stand today to defend himself. this is travis mcmichael, who says he was in a life or death situation before he shot arbery last year. a man in oklahoma scheduled to be executed tomorrow unless the governor steps in. julius jones was convicted of a murder he says he did not commit and joe biden asking the federal trade commission to look into whether oil and gas companies are intentionally trying to keep the prices of gas high and now you know the news of this wednesday, november 17th, 2021 i can't stop thinking about perry and that sleigh. follow us on twitter
it is 5:00 a.m. at cnbc global headquarters and here is your top five at 5:00. stocks looking to get back on track as investors face cooled market momentum and growing questions on whether the record rally can roll into 2022. retail's busy week of earnings continues still very much on the top of investors' minds as inflation and supply chain concerns loom ahead of the holiday shopping season. deere and 10,000 workers