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lead" 4:00 here, united states. >> incredible. that's the very first time. >> having a military around her all time, she will not be intimidated. >> no, can i tell. >> "new day" continues right now. experts warn the u.s. may be on the cusp of another surge. >> we really are in a category 5 hurricane status with regard to the rest of the world. in terms of the united states, we're just at the beginning of this surge. >> the more people on a daily passive you get vaccinated, the better chance you have of blunting or preventing that surge. a record-setting air travel for the pandemic. >> we are hoping to get back out again. >> every day 3-to-4 million people getting vaccinated, that is going to be the solution. >> this is "new day" with
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allison camerotta and john berman. >> welcome to our viewers around the united states and in the world. this is "new day" in the eye of a category 5 hurricane. that warning from where the u.s. stands more than a year into the coronavirus pandemic. the u.s. is averaging northern 63,000 new cases a day now. that on par with the surge last summer. other warning signs, look at michigan, a steep rise in hospitalation iss there as well. but there is good news, there is a lot of good news on the vaccination front. 19% of the country is fully vaccinated. this weekend, they saw 5 million given in one day that is a new record. >> and prosecutors in the dperk chauvin trial will resume their case this morning after a week of heart-wrenching testimony.
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we expect to hear from a hospital doctor and the minneapolis police chief who has already called george floyd's death a murder. they should fire derek chauvin and the other officers involved in that encounter. >> joining us is the dean of public school of health. thank you for being with us, dr. jha. when you look at the numbers in michigan, you see the hospitalizations, the steep rise there that looks alarming. so what are you seeing and what should the real concerns be? >> thank you for having me on. yes, good morning. it is a concerning situation. i have enormous respect for the doctor. i don't think it would require that. we got these variants. they are widespread. the b 117 is the vast one we are
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seeing and in several other states. the good news is we have a lot of vaccination, they're going incredibly well. most importantly, people over 65, a vast majority have gotten at least one shot. so i'm not expecting a massive surge in hospitalizations and deaths. what we are seeing, what concerns me is more and more young people getting hospitalized. unfortunately, some of them dike. that is a newer feature of this pandemic that is not an area to see. >> can i drill down on the variance? the b-117 seems to be receptive to the vaccines. you don't get as sick if you have had one of the vaccine, if you happen to get that variant. but there are other variants. i keep zeroing in on the california b-1427. it does seem to be resistant to the vaccine. that worries me.
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>> yeah. >> so let's talk about these various variants and how to think about them in terms of vaccine. so some of the variants are very susceptic to our vaccines, as you say. this other one, the one from south africa, we do see more break-through infections, people are more vaccinated getting infected. here's where we are getting comfortable with vaccination, is we are not seeing those who have break-through infection get particularly sick. it may not protect quite as well from the variants, but it will protect from you hospitalizations and deaths. we seen, for instance, with the j&j and now with pfizer, people will get some occasional infections but nobody has gotten hospitalized or died from any of these variants, who has been vaccinated. so i remain very confident our vaccines will hold up. >> if you want to feel good, go to one of these federal sites this weekend.
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it's miraculous. honest to god, you want to cheer like you are watching the moon landing. you see 4 million people a day. it's a reason to feel good. we should celebrate that. the flipside, though, is something you said about the younger people. i say this as a parent of 14-year-olds. when you talk about younger people being infected. what are the implications going forward? >> one of the small silver linings in this pandemic is kids, in general, don't get as sick. that said, it's not that they're immune. we don't know the long-term effect of covid-19 in young adults. i have always been saying we shouldn't be cavalier and given we are so close to vaccinating everybody over 16 who wants one, probably in the next month or so we are should really be working very hard to protect people, even if the consequences are not that they're going to die i
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don't want all the things that end up. . >> i think we do it a disservice when we think it's just people trying to make a statement. it's people who may have some sort of underlying condition, health condition, they're just afraid. that's it. they're just afraid because it hasn't been around long. these vaccines are also new and experimental. they fear, well, maybe we will learn something a year from now that will affect my prodding disorder, i hear people say my fertility. i think it's natural. but i don't know what you can say as to people who are just sort of waiting for more information before they get vaccinated. >> yeah. i completely agree, allison. i think we should not be demonizing people who say, i want to wait and see. i think we should understand. i understand why people want to wait. they want to understand more. here's what i say to them. with every other vaccine that we
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have developed as humanity, almost every one of them. like all the side effects that are important, show up within the first two weeks, certainly by the first two months. one of the reasons many of us last fall, we're waiting for the fd that to wait two months before making decisions about these vaccine, because if there were problems or other types of immune problems, they would be apparent within two months of people getting vaccinated. that's what the fda waited for. we didn't see those. we have 104 million americans have gotten a shot. we're not seeing complications in any meaningful numbers and all of that to seems to me extremely reassuring. i think that's the message we have to keep giving people. >> 165 americans -- well, 164 million dose, which is astounding. i look at that number, my eyes pop open every time i see it. thank you for being with us and
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giving us your time. just within cnn, the tsa says it has screened 1.5 million air travelers on sunday, short of friday's pandemic era record. more than 6 million people have flown since thursday. pete pmunteen is leave. >> reporter: things are getting back to normal. still a long way to go. these numbers are huge, the tsa screened 1.58 million people at airports across the country on friday that is the tsa pandemic record. 1.4 million on saturday. 1.54 million on sunday, shy of that record. all of this means in the last seven days, there have been three days where they have been higher than 1.5 million. compare these numbers to a year ago. these new numbers are ten times higher than the low point of the pandemic. but still only about two-thirds
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of the numbers we saw pre-pandemic in 2019. even still, these numbers are big enough that delta airlines had to actually fill some middle seats on its flights over the weekend. instead it had to simply keep up with demand. there were staffing issues. it had to do this early. even though delta's cap on capacity does not end until may 1st. numbers probably even go up from here. especially the cdc said on friday, that those who are fully vaccinated can travel with the risk to themselves, the cdc is advising events travel and says if you do travel, be smart about it. continue to wear a mask on board flights and in airports. it's federally mandated. >> why not? pete, thanks, so much for being with us. keep us posted. president biden not waiting for republicans to come along with the huge infrastructure plan. so will this white house get
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say, he was sent to the presidency to do a job for america and if the vast americans, democrats and republicans across the country, report spending on our country and not allowing us to lose the race globally, then he's going to do that. however, his sun series preference, his open hand is to republicans to come to the table and say if you don't like this, how would you pay for it? if you don't like this, what would you include? >> joining us now cnn white house correspondent john harwood and political analyst sung min kim, a washington reporter for "the washington post". sun min, if president biden's severe hope tore bipartisan support for infrastructure and republicans say their sincere hope is they can find bipartisan ground for infrastructure should
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be easy, i would think, here is what senator roy blunt said about the bipartisanship on this. >> my advice to the white house has been take that bipartisan win, do this in a more traditional infrastructure way and then if you want to force the rest of the package on republicans and the congress and the country, you can certainly do that and you'd still have all the tools available for what is clearly going to turn out to be another purely partisan exercise, i think it's a big mistake for the administration. >> sun min what is that common ground of which you seek? >> well, the common ground is a very narrowly twerted package of improving roads, bridges, ports and what not. it's certainly not this expansive package that the white house proposed earlier today. it's not one paid for, which is
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rolling back significant parts of that 2017 tax law that was pushed through under president trump and with republican-only vote. so it's hard to see where that as ins as sincere the sides are, the tone that's coming out of the white house of the biden administration in their determination to do this when they keep getting asked about how willing are you to negotiate with republican, especially with their posture right now. their line is one way or the other, we're getting this done. so, sure, they welcome bipartisanship, if you can get it. i think they know this is going to be an uphill with thele. they know they have reconciliation in their back pocket that they will be able to get through with democratic votes if they need to. >> what does joe manchin think
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about this? >> we ask every morning. >> if we get joe manchin, what exactly are you going to agree to here? and this is important, as you know, john, because, look, this is something that the white house n and many democrats want as a generational achievement, an historic measure discussed. >> john, i think joe manchin wants a big infrastructure package. i think he wants a lot of infrastructure spending, a lot of broadband, road building, bridge repair in the state of west virginia. but i think he wants it to be demonstrated that president biden first tried in an aggressivist way as possible to get republican support. but i think we have to step back and remember. when you have a republican president, who said he wanted an enormous infrastructure plan and republican control of congress, they did not do it. why didn't they do it?
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well, republicans didn't really want to spend the money and they didn't want to finance it. if they wanted to add to -- they didn't want to raise taxes on anybody and if they wanted to spend a bunch of money, they would rather spend it on tax cuts than infrastructure. i will make this assessment with humility, somebody skeptical that joe biden was going to win the nomination in the first place, i think it is highly unlikely that they get significant republican support for this package, certainly not with the full opposition of mitch mcconnell. we haven't gone much signed people on the edges of the republican caucus are embracing anything of the scale joe biden wants. i think the question now is once they go through the theatrical exercise of demonstrating they tried to get republican support and couldn't, do they try to see if they can move this package in smaller bits or do they end up rolling it together in one big
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package that they try to push through with democratic votes alone as they did on covid-19 relief. >> speaking of money, let's talk about this big "new york times" article that talked about all of the devoted donald trump supporters who thought that they were making one-time donations to president trump's at that time struggling financial campaign or at least that's what he said but ended up having money sort of siphoned from their bank accounts every single week or month, unbeknownst to them. facing a cash krumpb and getting badly outspent, they have begun setting up donations by default for every week until the election. contributors had to waive through disclaimer and manually uncheck a box to opt out. they made that increasingly opaque and introduced a second
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pre-checked box known internally as a money bomb that doubles the contribution and we find out retirees who didn't have enough money to do this have lost thousands and thousands of dollars because of this. >> right. it's a really important investigation by the "new york times". it remind you how much of these first time participants in politics like donald trump brought into the fold in so many ways, as voters who haven't been to the polls in a while or first time donors to his political campaign. it appears that with the way that the donations were structured, it made it incredibly opaque for these donors. there was one anecdote where this retiree i believe, he wanted to make a one-time $900,000 donation. that turned into a recurring donation, where, suddenly, all of a sudden $8,000 went out of
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his bank account. that's a lot of money. so it really is a stunning tale of what the campaign was doing for so many of the small donors that had the engine of another campaign. >> this is no small thing. i've thefr seen anything like this the trump campaign and rnc had to make $530,000 refunds worth more than $64 million. again, i've never heard anything close to that in campaigns before. this shows you, this is an epic, you know, an epic systemic issue. >> john, it's a little late for anybody to be shocked at this kind of behavior from donald trump. remember, during the 2016 campaign when marco rubio was running against him for the republican nomination, he said that donald trump was a con artist. but it is not too late to be appalled by this. on behalf of those people who loyally stood with donald trump, who backed him, believing he was
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their champion and then to find that the for-profit company that worked with the trump campaign set up this situation where they would extract money out of your bank account, they would even double the amount that you had said you wanted to contribute by having pre-checked the box that said you want to double your contribution? yes, sure, the trump campaign may have wanted you to double your donation. it's one of the sad realities of the way donald trump operateed that he fooled a large number of people who are paying for it now. >> you are so right. the stories are tragic in terms of people that found themselves in debt and unable to pay their rent, et cetera. thank you both very much. now to this warning of a potential catastrophic event in florida. a pond filled with toxic waste water on the verge of collapse. we have a live update next.
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. manatee county, florida is under evacuation as a toxic waste reservoir is on the brink of collapse. we have more. what's the status, bill? >> reporter: well, the status is people are very much on edge. they're a little calmer than they were on easter sunday, worried that this basically this man-made castle of radioactive waste that holds back this huge pond, really a small lake of this polluted water could give way. it's already leaking. it's already beyond repair. the worst case scenario is that a 20-foot wall of water comes down through an area that has about 300 homes or so these are the folks that have been evacuated. but this is a ticking time bomb problem in florida. you got to understand this state is the nation's leader when it comes to making phosphorous fertilizer and in order to make this stuff and dig it up and mine it, every ton of fertilizer
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creates about 5 tons of this lightly radioactive toxic waste. so they don't know what to do with their stuff. the epa has never figured out a way to get rid of it. they piled it in these stacks, they're these 500-foot of man-made mountains. at the top of these are these toxic pools there. activists, environmentalists have been warning for years. this is a land of sinkholes. it opened up under the mosaic f phosphorous toxic sack into the florida aquafir where everybody in the state gets their drinking watt. the land-locked tsunami is if this thing breaks. the only way is to get rid of that polluted water and right now they are pumping it into
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tampa bay in order to release that pressure. millions of gallons, tense of millions a day are being pumped into tampa bay. that water is full of sort of nutrient pollution, which turns out is a basically steroids for the red tides that have plagued florida in recent years that kill millions of fish and litter the beaches with fish gils right now. so it's a dammed if you do situation, dammed if you don't. right now, everybody is keeping an eye on that gyp stack hoping it doesn't fail so all that water doesn't come at once. >> oh my god, every word out of your mouth sound horrible and catastrophic. starting with castle of toxic waste. that is just a horrible situation. we really appreciate you being on the ground for us and keeping us apprised hour by hour. we will check back. john. >> all right. for the first time, we are seeing incredible images of a world war ii u.s. navy destroyer
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found in the world's deepest ship wrecked dive. we are talking more than 21,000 feet under the pacific. cnn's ivan watson with the incredible images. >> this is the world's deepest-known ship wreck, located 6500 meters below the surface of the pacific. the numbers 557 identify it as the uss johnston, filmed for the first time under water by remote controlled submersible. this destroyer was one of several u.s. navy ships sunk battling a vastly superior japanese fleet during a furious battle off the coast of the philippines during world war ii. >> they use everything in the book to stay afloat. >> how did you feel seeing the i.d. numbers of the uss johnston? >> in a way, it's painful, but if another way, it's
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inspirational. >> reporter: former u.s. navy captain carl schuster says he and his fellow officers followed the story of the johnston and its commander. the first naval officer posthumously awarded the medal of honor. >> he moved without orders. he saw an imminent danger to the fleet. he moved on it on his own authority. >> reporter: evans bought time by attack ac fleet of 23 jap needs warships. >> his actions started and charged if you will, but ultimately saved several thousand. american lives at the cost of his own and much of his crew. >> reporter: 186 crew member, including commander evans, died aboard the johnston. over the past decade, several ought world war ui wrecks have been discovered in the pacific by expeditions by the late microsoft co-founder paul allen.
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navys treat these sites as sacred war graves. >> i see them as the tools of cemeteries of brave men who died fighting for their country. whether they're german, japanese or american. >> reporter: the mapping of the uss johnston brings some closure for surviving relatives of the ship's crew. >> our grateful people will remember the navy. for updates, the usso. the johnston. the samuel b roberts. >> reporter: but the final resting places of the three other ships sunk during the same deadly battle have yet to be found. >> john, the oceanic, the private company that brought us those amazing images is not sharing the exact location of the uss johnston with any organization besides the u.s. navy. and that fits a pattern of other expeditions that have found these sunken warships from world war ii. the reason is say that are worried about looters and people
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trying to dig into the wrecks to take away souvenirs or even to take valuable metal and sell it later for scrap metal that has happened to other world war ii ship wrecks. they want to preserve the memory of this wreck and war grave. >> even at 21,000 feet? they're going to steal the supplies? >> okay. that one's going to be a little difficult. but, clearly, it has happened in the java sea, there are a number of wrecks there, american as well. there have been signs of entire ships disappearing and probably sold for scrap metal, which is tragic. >> it is an amazing story. ivan, thank you so much for brick us those pictures. >> 62% deeper than where the titanic was found. >> very impressive. okay, major league baseball moving quickly in response to georgia's new election law. what's next for the league and the players as they search for a
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new home for the all star game? former all star curtis granderson joins us next.
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this morning, major league baseball looking for a new home for the all star game. the atlanta braves played yesterday with the all star patch on their right sleeve covered up after the league announced it was pulling the game from the city over georgia's new voting law. joining me now former all star outfielder curtis granderson. he is now the president of the alliance and is involved in relocating the game. full disclosure, i almost never liked players for the red sox and always liked you. it's a pleasure to speak with you. i like even more how you used your voice since retiring. thanks for being here. what's your view on the decision to remove the all star game from georgia? >> i commend the commissioner. he's got the head of the job of major league baseball to make these tough decisions. sometimes you will not make everybody happy, whether you
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stayed in atlanta or it was potentially moved out of atlanta. there were a lot of people disappointed. and i commend rob manford for reaching out to different individuals, different entities, different groups, including the players alliance to disengage and all that went into him making that decision, which he ultimately did. >> he got your pulse, you spoke to him before the decision was made. what did you say to him? >> i told him we had a chance to talk to some of our members of the players alliance, we comprise about 150 current and former black ball players. we have non-black brothers that have played alongside us, both on and off the field and in between. we got a chance and you can imagine guys on both sides of this thing, voicing their opinions him we were able to provide that insight to rob. i appreciate him reaching out to us. as he is trying to understand what's going on, you definitely can't predict the players that will be ultimately playing in this game. all eyes will be on them,
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whether they decide to take the field or they're disappointed to decide to remove themselves from this game and how that will ultimately affect them. so letting him know that, letting him understand that. he was also listening. he was receptive to it. which again we appreciate. >> to that point, do you think players would have boycotted the all star game, would have refused to play had it been in georgia? >> i think people have to realize and remember players are more than just players. although there is a lot of young players, some in their 20s. their parents, grandparents, especially from the state of georgia were there during the civil rights movement were fighting for the right to be able to vote, to be experiencing it similar to other citizens. if you take a pulse and look at and this go i'm a young ball player getting a chance to play in my first all star game in the great state of georgia. my parents and grandparents were going through these battles to give many at the right to be here, a place where hank aaron got a chance to play.
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one of the greats in this game. it makes it very difficult for some of those guys to say with everything that's happening, i'm going to go ahead and take the legacy from my family and step on the field for this game so from that side of it, it was those messages that need to come across to be understood. >> that wasn't a big deal. that had to weigh on him. it's a big deal request five, six, seven, players don't show up. this is the all star game. it's different than other sports there. what is your specific, what are your issues with the georgia voting law specifically? >> i think when you look at a couple of different things, i know a lot has been made about the food in the water. particularly the food in the water, the miami marlins, for example, that is an organization that did that effort during the november election. they went out into the community as a team, as an organization to provide food and water to those in need. as you can know, being in doubt in miami, possibly in that heat,
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some of our elderly coming from some of these communities of color, to make sure there is no issues, especially when you look at the statistics in terms of the wait times, particularly for people of color. on average, when are you a non-black person, your wait time to get a chance to vote is about five-to-ten minutes. when you are looking at a lot of individuals of color, the wait times can be excessive, over an hour. if you have been to florida, you seen the humidity, you felt it. being able to wait in line can be challenging and a hindrance for you to get an opportunity to vote. now we add in a bunch of other things, elimination of the mobilization to bring voting opportunities to those that make it challenging to be able to vote to step in ultimately change who ultimately counting the votes in these certain situations so certain things like that, that i think a lot of people are overlooking in this situation. when you see it, historically, it's always disproportionately
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with people of color. >> who are your plans with the other states considering restrictive measure, texas is doing away with ballot drop boxes, limiting voting hours and other measures. do you think players should consider not playing or taking action in texas? >> even though the game will not be there. the players alliance had planned to go out and helping young black kids get opportunities and access to this great game of baseball, helping out the small businesses. we will do that because we have a lot of players in the state of georgia. we will look to go to the new all stars sitting, wherever major league baseball continues to go and continue our efforts there. we did a 33-city cross country tour over september and november. we ent to houston. we went to dallas, we were providing covid products and baseball equipment and food to those in need during the middle
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of this pandemic and in states like texas, california, arizona, georgia, even if they do end up being in similar circumstance we still have as a part of our mission as the players alliance to get out there and make sure the voices are heard and to help those voices of color and to be on the ground with those that have a better understanding of what's going on to help to restrict some of these situations that may come up. >> i have 30 second left. what do you say to those that say this is cancel culture? everybody is boycotting what we have right now? >> i think a lot is getting a lot of attention. some people will be very disappointed. when you take a stab at it, if you don't stand up for this situation, there will be continued domino effects of more and more things that ultimately come about from this situation. so, this is about everybody. not just the people of color, even though the players alliance was founded and created by players, the ally is non-baseball communities we go out and help to serve. >> curtis granderson, thank you so much for being with us this
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morning. i forgive you for playing with the yankees. >> i enjoyed coming to boston. >> you hit the crap out of the ball. we have a special treat. we will take you back to los angeles, era of rock n rom and so much more. see how the '70s pop culture relates to today's political scene. out here, you're more than just a landowner. you're a gardener. a landscaper. a hunter. because you didn't settle for ordinary. same goes for your equipment. versatile, powerful, durable kubota equipment. more goes into it. so you get more out of it.
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>> i remember. >> it was astounding. that's one of the astounding things i learned in the new book rock me on the water. it tells the story of los angeles in nanny 74, a monumental moment in time for that city but also in many ways a cultural apex for the entire country. joining us now is the author of that book cnn senior political analyst ron brown. when i read this a few weeks ago, i was coming in every day, telling her something new. i couldn't put it down. >> he hasn't stopped talking about it. >> i love it. the whole concept of it. you go month by month in known 74 in los angeles to make what point? >> first of all, thank you, i'm so glad you read the book. it's great for those that remember us and don't have enough grey hair to enjoy what was happening in 1974. but what happened in los angeles
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in 1970s, which reached its peak was at one level an incredible confluence of talent, they talk about the modern art world in new york in the early '50s. the early 1970s in l.a. brought together incell talent and music. jo my mitchell, linda ronstadtt, car role o'connor, and movies, jack nicholson, warren beaty, the great directors born in the 20s and 30s, and the first movies by the baby boom directors. lucas. so on one level, it was an incredible pop cultural mastery. at a deep level, this is the moment when the '60s critique of american life were cemented into pop culture. in that way, it was an absolute hinge in our social and cultural and political history as well as
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a moment of iconic popular culture from china town to all in the family. >> and this is not just a big nostalgia trip, which i have nothing against those. it's also, you talk about how that year is very relevant right now in terms of all of the sort of cultural sands shifting so let me reapportion for everybody in the book. you say, just like the '60s generation, the millennial's and younger siblings have changed the culture more quickly than they changed politics. one clear lesson is while the voices resistant to change, they cannot indefinitely hold back the future. so explain that parallel between those happening then and today. >> look, what was happening in the early 1970s is all of these industries, music, movies, television, were transforming in response to the growing power, buying power of the baby boom. they were changing culture before they change politics. in fact, the great irony is that
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all of these ideas took root really triumphed in popular culture precisely as richard nixon was winning in '68 and '72, mobilizing the voters most uneasy by the way society was changing after the 1960s. that's what's happening now. you have millennial's and generation z. they are a larger share of the society now than the baby boom ever was. you can see the way they are changing popular culture with a kind of radically broader definition of inclusion, not only tolerance, but celebration of difference, even as trump is showing the power of mobilizing the political coalition, it doesn't mean the left is always going to win elections. i do think the popular culture that rivets these younger generations is a better guide to how we are living in ten years than the election returns in 2016. >> so i had the sense of reading
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the book, you got to hang with some pretty sick people. >> two singing acapella is my living room. >> play it out there. >> look one of the things that makes this historic, engaging, is so many figures from this period, the late '60s and early '70s in l.a. spoke to me at great length what they achieved and how things changed. warren beaty, angelica huston, jane fonda, graham nash, jackson brown, linda ronstadtt and lou adler. james l. brooks. what was exciting to me is they weren't aware they were a part of something special. in all of these industries, in movies and television, the stories is similar. movies and television defiantly ignored what was happening around them in the 1960s.
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we got marry pop pins and pettyget to junction and gomer pyle. all of them culminateing in 1974 felt the need to connect with the saturday around them in a new way. as that was what they felt they had to do, to hold this massive, younger audience that was emerging and as a result, all of a sudden, you know, instead of beverley hillbilly, you had all in the family. instead of pettycoat junction, you had godfather and china town, carnal knowledge, the conversation, this is incredible birth of socially-aware film making that really was the moment, changing relations between men and women. greater personal freedom, greater encollusion and acceptance of difference. they're so much a part of our mental architecture now, we can't imagine there was a time
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before them. but there was and this is the moment that changed. >> look. the world through the eyes of warren beaty. not a bad place to be looking at things. congratulations to to see you. the book is available now. . >> he is the grooviest eye in news. >> all right. we'll talk to you right after this. scotts turf builder triple action kills weeds, prevents crab grass and feeds your lawn. all three,in just one bag.
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