Skip to main content

tv   New Day Weekend With Christi Paul and Boris Sanchez  CNN  July 10, 2021 3:00am-4:00am PDT

3:00 am
the park ♪ ♪ me and you, we're waiting for the dark ♪ welcome to your new day. i'm chrissie paul. >> i'm boris sanchez. as the delta variant causes covid cases to surge there is new guyedens how to prch schools. and questions about those vaccinated may soon need booster shots. >> six months after the january insurrection the fencing around the capitol is coming down. why officials say there are some skurpt concerns still. >> plus recovery teams continuing the round the clock work at the condo clollapse in surfside. there is as new effort to ensure
3:01 am
other building are safe. richard branson set to rocket into space this weekend. we look at how this mission is going to unfold. >> it's saturday july 10th. we appreciate you waking up early with us. >> good morning to you, boris, happy to see you. even when talking about this i'm happy to see you. there is a warning from health officials this morning, the spread of the delta variant of covid-19 is leading to mini outbreaks across the country. >> 27 states reporting uptick in covid-19 cases over the last week. the delta variant, now the most prevalent strain in the united states spreading in areas with low vaccination rates. now there are questions about how long vaccinated americans will remain protected.
3:02 am
pfizer saying it plans to seek emergency use authorization for a booster shot as soon as next month. the fda says that booster shots aren't needed at this time. and the cdc is calling on schools to promote vaccinations. yesterday health officials issuing guidance, saying in-person schooling is a priority this fall. >> obviously depending upon the age of the children, some will be vaccinated, some not. those who are not vaccinated should be wearing masks. the cdc says they'd like to maintain the three-foot distance, and if they can't they're going to work around it, do other things, make sure there is good ventilation. the message is loud and clear. come to fall, we want the children back in school in person. >> and it's not just schools. the ongoing effort from states and the federal government to get vaccination numbers up
3:03 am
continues. >> cnn's polo sandoval is live in little rock, arkansas. it's one of the states where vaccination rates are low and covid cases are rising. polo, i read on june 17th, arkansas had 1,500 active cases, now more than 5,000. what are you learning about that state. >> christi for the last three days at arkds we have seen over a thousand new covid cases, sharp contrast to a month ago. with all the talk of booster shots there are many states across the country, close to 27, struggling for people to get the first shot. and arkansas is one of those states here as the governor pointed out yesterday, a vaccination rate of only 32%, well below what we see across the country right now. >> certainly they need to listen to the cdc and fda. >> the nation's top infectious disease expert says listen to the cdc and not pfizer when it
3:04 am
comes to needsing a booster. friday this is what anthony fauci told cnn about a phone call he received from the head of pfizer. >> the ceo got on the phone with me last night and apologized that they came out with the recommendation. there is no -- not that apologized about the recommendation, apologized for not letting us know that he was going to do it ahead of time. >> this after pfizer announced thursday it was applying for emergency fda authorization for a booster shot to protect against covid-19. a booster for americans to get as early as six months after the second dose. pfizer set off alarms releasing a statement saying that the immunity from its vaccine was waning, citing israeli health ministry data, they said, vaccine efficacy in promoting. hours later, the cdc and the fda said fully vaccinated americans do not need an additional dose of vaccine at this time.
3:05 am
another expert had this to say to cnn. >> in the uk and scotland and in canada there are now three studies showing over 80% protection. so pretty close to what we have seen. and that's the reason why we don't need to be concerned right now about getting the booster. >> this confusion coming as the u.s. moves in the wrong direction when it comes to the number of covid cases. according to the cdc, the highly contagious delta variant makes up more than half of all infections in the u.s. much of that rise in the southeastern united states, a small portion of the midwest. health experts say the best protection from getting sick is still the dosage of a covid vaccine. yet half of the yes is not still fully vaccinated. also on friday the cdc updated covid guidance for schools, saying it should remain in the fall, encouraging them though keep measuring meant to mitigate the spread of the virus in place. >> what they are saying is it's
3:06 am
essential for us to get kids back in person in the fall. to do that we have to employ the leader mitigation strategies, meaning we have to look at it as layers. so if you cannot maintain distancing in schools which many schools can't, if they want to bring everybody back, then you have to do indoor masking. you have to improve ventilation. you have to have weekly testing if you're unvaccinated. >> back at arkansas the governor deeply worried about the rise in numbers. he has released a series of townhall covid conversations, facing a tough reality that the incentives like lottery tickets for example, or free fishing and hunting licensing isn't working. instead going out to the community and having the conversations and facing the reality that this delta variant is described as a so-called left-right punch, after what was a fairly successful last few months. but now all the numbers are
3:07 am
stalling and covid cases rising. >> yeah, this is what experts warned about, the two different americas, the vaccinated and unvaccinated. polo sandoval from little rock, arkansas. thank you. joining us to discuss all things covid is dr. jane morgan, the executive director of the pedmont covid task force. let's start with the conversation about booster shots. seemingly conflicting messages over the past 48 hours. pfizer wanting to get emergency use authorization for a third shot. the nation's top health agency saying the booster isn't necessary right now. help us to understand this apparent disparity. >> good morning, boris. thank you for having me. i think what pfizer is doing is looking out on the horizonen as any good company will do and anticipating the needs. we certainly don't want to be in a situation as we were in at the
3:08 am
beginning of this pandemic. remember when we didn't have enough ppe. and so pfizer is looking, as many other companies are looking out, and anticipating that need. certainly our vaccines are holding steady now. there doesn't seem to be a need for that booster. but a business decision is a different corporate decision. and i think they're anticipating what that need is to make certain that there is supply available in case we move in that direction. >> and, doctor, if the time comes when public health officials say we need a booster, are you anticipating that there is going to be a similar degree of hesitation to what we're seeing now in arkansas, for example, when a large chunk of the population remains unvaccinated? >> yeah, we certainly see about 1,000 counties in the united states now with low vaccination rates. we certainly need to address the questions that people have. and many of the questions can be
3:09 am
addressed in your primary care physician's offices or other physician's offices. but certainly that is a concern, where we are with vaccinated people versus unvaccinated people. currently, the unvaccinated are mostly a risk to themselves and to others who is are unvaccinated. what we are concerned about with the delta variant is whether or not the unvaccinated can migrate and begin to become a risk to the vaccinated by allowing more mutations and variants to develop that will evade the immunization status of the rest of us. >> yeah, so let's pivot to the new cdc guidance. we are weeks away from a new school year. the cdc putting out updated guidance. it prioritizes in-person learning and includes policies to incentivize getting vaccinated. i'm curious about your overall assessment of the new guidelines. what do you think? >> i think it's great.
3:10 am
and i think we very much understand the mental health of not only our children but society at large has suffered during this extended pandemic. one thing that we have to think about is that those children with the mask mandate for schools that are older than 12, how are we going to implement that? how will we determine who has been vaccinated or not? will they need to present vaccination cards? for those children less than 12, masking will be easy to identify because none of those children will have been vaccinated. but in the age group older than 12, that's a little bit murkier. and how will you determine who needs a mask and who doesn't? and how will that be enforced? that needs to be worked out. >> yeah, i imagine there likely will be some disparities like we see with vaccination rates with some areas that are policing it effectively and some areas more lax and likely with higher case
3:11 am
rates. dr. jane morgan. we have to leave the conversation. as always appreciate your insight. >> thank you. i appreciate it. >> of course. coming up, six months after the deadly insurrection on the capitol, the fencing around capitol hill comes down. but is it too soon? and is enough being done to protect lawmakers? we'll take you there live. also richard branson getting ready for liftoff, the latest on the historic space launch. what this means for the future for you for space tourism. centrum multigummies aren't just great tasting... they're power-packed vitamins... that help unleash your energy. loaded with b vitamins... ...and other key essential nutrients...'s a tasty way to conquer your day. try centrum multi gummies.
3:12 am
now with a new look. for bathroom odors that linger try febreze small spaces. just press firmly and it continuously eliminates odors in the air and on soft surfaces. for 45 days.
3:13 am
if you wanna be a winner then get a turkey footlong from subway®. that's oven roasted turkey. piled high with crisp veggies. on freshly baked bread! so, let's get out there and get those footlongs. now at subway®, buy one footlong in the app, and get one 50% off.
3:14 am
subway®. eat fresh.
3:15 am
[♪] are you constantly cleaning and sanitizing your bathroom? for an easy solution that lasts, try microban24 bathroom cleaner. simply spray and wipe away to easily dissolve soap scum, and kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria initially. then reapply and allow to dry on tile to prevent mold and mildew growth for 7 days, or on countertop surfaces to keep killing bacteria for up to 24 hours. try microban24 bathroom cleaner. brand power. helping you buy better. erkts. six months later the fencing around the capitol put up jan 6th coming down. >> lawmakers in congress do not have an agreement on proper funding to boost capitol security around the complex. and that's part of the criticism and the problem right now. cnn's daniela diaz has more on
3:16 am
this. talk to us about what you're hearing from there. >> christi, boris, there are still a lot of concerns how this campus could be protected if there is supplemental funding for capitol police. they are risking losing funding by september 30th. the house passed this $1.9 billion supplemental bill funding capitol had police. but it's facing a lot of road blocks in trying to pass the senate. senate appropriations chairman patrick leahy is aching republicans for holding up the bill. republicans say they offered democrats a counteroffer, a more stripped down version of the supplemental bill for capitol police that democrats rejected earlier this summer. the bottom line is the clock is ticking on this. and capitol police really needs the funding to protect in campus, especially six months after the insurrection.
3:17 am
>> and then, daniela, do you have any idea when the select committee is going to begin the investigation? >> oh, it's beginning very soon, boris. look, chairman, bennie thompson, the house select committee chairman. he said on msnbc yesterday that they are eager and could begin as soon as the next ten days for the hearing. take a listen to what he said. >> we expect to have a hearing within ten days to talk to the rank and file of the capitol police, to talk to the support staff who had to lied in closets and other things and then tasked with cleaning up the mess after the riot occurred. >> reporter: this hearing that he is talking about would focus on hearing from directly from capitol police officers who were present during the january 6th insurrection. look, democrats are eager to get started on this, regardless of the fact that house minority leader kevin mccarthy has not
3:18 am
appointed his set of republicans to the committee. although we expect him to do that. there was questions whether he would or not. he apparently will but a question of when. the bottom line is democrats are eager to move forward with the committee. and i should say democrats and congresswoman liz cheney, the one republican appointed by house speaker nancy pelosi to this committee. so we're waiting to see how it plays out in the next month. boris, christi. >> daniel diaz, good to see you. cnn political commentator. errol lewis. political anchor at spectrum news and host of the you decide podcast. >> i want to jump off what she was talking about with bennie thompson there. who do you anticipate? have you heard names thrown out who mccarthy might likely suggest to be on the committee? and what would be the intention be at that point? >> there is a question whether he is going to name people like chip roy, bomb throwers, obstructionist, people who want
3:19 am
to kind of slow down the process, in some ways make a mockery of the procedure and continue the policy that appears to be the re-election strategy of the house republicans, which is to grind government to a halt, including the injuriy into the january 6th insurrection and see if that's enough to squeeze a majority. and governor from there. how they govern is anybody's guess. but chaosen a obstruction could be the strategy. and then there are thoughs slow walking it as well. no particular names i have. but the idea would be to have people on the committee raising objection after objection, and try to prevent the committee from doing its work. either way, this is not something that house republicans have said they're going to cooperate with. >> is there a risk for democrats if they try to go it alone with this? >> no, no. this has to be done. and christi, one thing that we should be clear about is that even if the house gets obstructed by, say, the republican caucus, there are
3:20 am
hundreds of cases making their way through federal court. we will find out what happened. it may take a bit longer, might be case by case as we go through a lot of the prosecutions. but we will find out what happened. the house republicans are not going to stop that from happening. they may try to politicize, may try to slow the flow of information, but a free news media, as well as functioning courts are going to turn up the information. we will get to the bottom of this. >> so speaking of january 6th, then, and the other issue that danielle was speaking about, the security of the -- of capitol hill, i mean, there are real concerns from lawmakers about their security as they take that down. what are you hearing from lawmakers about the security there, first of all? and secondly, god for bid, if something else did happen there, where would the blame fall at that point? >> lawmakers that i've spoken to are not overly concerned. they are not fearing another
3:21 am
repeat of what happened on january 6th, at least not imminently. i think the intelligence agencies that bear some of the responsibility for this are also going to be on their toes, just as a matter of professional pride if nothing else, they're not letting themselves get caught out there again. i think we're all on alert as to what's said on social media. the news media also working in the building are going to be extra attentive. i think the early warning system is still kind of in place. if something should happen, if all of the safeguards should not work, if there is another physical breaching of the capitol, the fault will clearly lie with those playing games with the funding and who tried to obstruct both the meaning and reality and attempt to investigate what happened during that deadly insurrection. >> so i want to bring up some things that happened this week. marjorie taylor greene tweeting this. biden pushing a vaccine not fda approved, shows covid is a political tool used to control people. people have a choice.
3:22 am
they don't need your medical brown shirts showing up at your door ordering vaccinations. you can't force people to be part of the human experiment. a lot of reaction to that some of which was sean patrick malonely who said marjorie taylor greens comparison to nazi he is because she knows there is no real consequences from kevin kmaerlgt for tom em. they have been nothing but complicit and could you ardly in the face of racism and anti-smivtism. there are all kinds of questions about leader mccarthy's capability to deal with the radical members there in the conference. do you get the sense that at some point he is going to have to offer more than words? in his defense his spokesman did come out and say there is no place for racism in discourse or society. but the fact that there has been no reprimand publicly and that this continues would show that -- that mccarthy -- some
3:23 am
will say is not doing his job. >> look, he is doing his -- what he sees as his job, which is to get back into power. and it's usually with this smile and a wink that they say we wish we could do something about the marjorie taylor greenes of our caucus. wish we could do something about the extremism fueling republican politics in many places but we refuse to do anything about it. and that is the sad reality of where republicans are. and so kevin mccarthy is going to try and hold onto this very safe seat. he is going to try and hold onto the extremists. he is going to try and hold onto the people coming out in big numbers if he wants to take control of the house and become speaker of the house. and that's clearly what he is doing. now, you know, if this very -- if in disgusting tactic should work, he is going to be in a very difficult position. because you really can't govern with marjorie taylor greene as part of your caucus. imagine if she chaired a
3:24 am
committee, christi, imagine if she had influence. she is not a legislator. sthes there to make comments and stir up the extremist base of the party. once you empower that faction of the party, the question is what are you going to do? how do you govern the united states of the america that way? they don't seem to be able to think beyond the next effort to win back the majority. it's an unfortunate collision course, the only people stopping it, of course, are the voters. >> yeah, errol, the only reason marjorie taylor grooerch is not month committees is because of what she has said. she was pulled off committees in the past. always appreciate your expertise thank you. >> thanks. imagine being told you have only 15 minutes to grab everything can you from your home. clothes, pictures, personal papers and then you must leave. it happens to residents in florida, not far from surfside. we'll bring you the latest from that community next. folks the world's first fully autonomous vehicle
3:25 am
is almost at the finish line today we're going to fine tune the dynamic braking system whoo, what a ride! i invested in invesco qqq a fund that invests in the innovators of the nasdaq 100 like you you don't have to be a deep learning engineer to help make the world a smarter place does this come in blue? become an agent of innovation with invesco qqq don't settle. start your day with secret. secret stops odor- causing sweat 3x more. and the provitamin b5 formula is gentle on skin. with secret, outlast anything. no sweat. secret. all strength. no sweat. if you have postmenopausal osteoporosis and a high risk for fracture, now might not be the best time to ask yourself... 'are my bones strong?' life is full of make or break moments. that's why it's so important to help reduce your risk of fracture with prolia®. only prolia® is proven to help strengthen and protect bones from fracture
3:26 am
3:27 am
3:28 am
every day in business brings something new. so get the flexibility of the new mobile service designed for your small business. introducing comcast business mobile. you get the fastest, most reliable network with nationwide 5g included. and you can get unlimited data for just 30 dollars per line per month when you get four lines- or mix and match data options. available now for comcast business internet customers with no line-activation fees or term contract required. see if you can save by switching today. comcast business. powering possibilities.
3:29 am
pa 79 people are era have now been confirmed dead following the condo collapse in surfside, florida. 61 remain unaccounted for, as teams continue searching through a pile of rubble more than two weeks after the tragedy. >> yeah, it's actually day 17 right now as they continue to be there. downtown a miami courthouse has been temporarily shutdown due to safety concerns revealed during a building inspection initiated by the condo collapse. cnn's randy kaye has more. >> reporter: major progress in the recovery commission at the debris pile at champlain tower south and continuing around the clock. >> the pile originally approximately four or five
3:30 am
stories is now almost at ground level. >> reporter: at least 13 million pounds of concrete and debris now removed. and the mission remained the same, returned loved ones to families. meanwhile a new effort is underway at the sister tower a few blocks away. a detailed inspection of champlain tower north, to make sure it won't suffer the same fate. cnn got a close-up look at the process as inspection teams went underground, using x-raies and testing concrete for salt residue. >> we also did a scan of the thickness of the slab here. to know how thick the slab it. we're doing that again today. with a different device that can go eye deeper in measuring the thickness of the floor. >> reporter: a few miles away in north miami beach residents at crest view towers, hastily evacuated a week ago based on a delinquent recertification report showing the building unsafe where a allowed back in the building with a police
3:31 am
escort for 15 minutes to grab any personal belongings they could carry out by hand. >> they contacted us yesterday and told us we have just 15 minutes today to take some stuff, personal stuff. just 15 minutes is nothing for us. >> cnn obtained video showing the inside the parking deck at champlain tower south showing corrosion said experts. is not in july 2020. it's not clear if the damage had anything to do with the collapse. back at the pile at champlain towers south where the rescuer mission has officially become a recovery mission, the first responders aren't giving up, despite the personal toll it takes on them. >> i'm physically digging. but i'm also emotionally digging for more strength to continue. >> reporter: amid the sadness one small piece of good news coming out of surfside, wsbn
3:32 am
report the workers found binks cat. saying it belonged to gonzalez family living in 904. it reports the mother and daughter are in the hospital and father still missing. binks reunited with the family. and now the browrd county medical examiner is sending in teams because the pace of finding bodies quickened so much they are helping on site. also, we understand that -- from the fire chief they are using schematics and floor plans. they believe they're in the master bedroom this collapse happened at 1:30 in the morning. that's what they are focusing on. they are digging all areas of the pile and made progress digging in the pile. they have now reached victims on the second floor and the fifth floor. and they have made their way in some areas deep into the garage. randy kaye, cnn, surfside, florida. joey jackson a cnn legal
3:33 am
analyst and defense attorney with us now. joey, good to see you. thank you. i wanted to talk about some of these lawsuits filed. one accuses the condo association of negligence, breach of contract for failing to, quote, exercise reasonable care in performing its management, maintenance and repair of buildings. so first of all how strong are the lawsuits? secondly, what is the defense? >> christi, good morning to you. i think the lawsuits are very strong. and obviously it's most unfortunate. we shouldn't have to be in this position but we are. here is why. the bottom line is any condo association has a primary duty of care to any resident living in the building. what does that include? that's not just a statement. that includes ensuring that any building, right, this particular one has structural integrity. how do you do that? you do that because there is an obligation to continually provide for the maintenance of
3:34 am
the particular buildings with continually have engineers evaluate and certify it's structurally sound. and if you're on notice of any structural defects you have an obligation to repair them on the one hand, christi. on the other hand if you're not aware of them, the question becomes becomes, why are you not? i don't know -- look, this is an opportunity, i would say, unfortunately i say that. it's an opportunity for other condo associations to really look at their buildings, ensure everything is okay, ensure that the residents in fl are going to be okay and address any structural defects. i think that, you know, look they'll have whatever defenses they deem appropriate that they were in keeping with the maintenance, that there were some other underlying issues they weren't aware of. at the end of the day there is a pot of insurance money -- not that money could ever compensate. but the pot of insurance money, $48 million will certainly go to address three things, one those who wrongfully die ds, two those
3:35 am
injured. . and three those suffering property losses that they can't recover. a tragic set of circumstances and scenario. >> no doubt. what about potential buyers and other people actually living there? there are reports that buyers now are asking for engineering reports before they buy a condo. not just in that area but all over, but they are having a hard time getting that. is it typical to offer that information when somebody is looking to make a purchase like that? i mean, what is the expectation that real estate will have on the coast there? >> so, a couple of things, christi. number one is for sure if you are ever in the market of this, right, people don't think about that. and who does. you go into a building, expect it to be safe, secure. you are not really looking at that. i think this being a major wakeup call for any purchasers to to say, hey, what is the
3:36 am
structural integrity of the residence i'm buying? show me the report, the documents. show me what you have done to evaluate and ensure that everything is okay. so i think we're going to see moving forward people very concerned about that. and, yes, they have an obligation, right, those who are owners and developers, et cetera, to endzone the reports are there, up to date and doing everything they can. i think in terms of the older building you're seeing people taking another look, perhaps selling, right, what they have there, but at least at a minimum ensuring that everything is okay so that they can be safe their families can be safe and a tragedy like this can be averted moving forward. >> joey jackson, always grateful to have perspective. thank you, sir. >> thank you, christi. richard branson will soon be going where no billionaire has gone before. >> i was so excited. so -- and obviously database
3:37 am
yeah, never been more excited in my life and the wonderful team coming up with me are equally excited. >> in about 24 hours from now he will be suited up, ready to go to the edge of space. a preview of blastoff on a historic trip next. is now a good time for a flare-up? enough, crohn's! for adults with moderate to severe crohn's or ulcerative colitis... stelara® can provide relief and is the only approved medication to reduce inflammation on and below the surface of the intestine in uc.
3:38 am
you, getting on that flight? back off, uc! stelara® may increase your risk of infections, some serious, and cancer. before treatment, get tested for tb. tell your doctor if you have an infection... flu-like symptoms, sores, new skin growths, have had cancer, or if you need a vaccine. pres, a rare, potentially fatal brain condition, may be possible. some serious allergic reactions and lung inflammation can occur. lasting remission can start with stelara®. if you've been financially impacted by covid-19, janssen may be able to help. ♪ i thought i was managing my moderate to severe crohn's disease. then i realized something was missing... my symptoms were keeping me from being there for her.
3:39 am
so, i talked to my doctor and learned humira is the #1 prescribed biologic for people with crohn's disease. the majority of people on humira saw significant symptom relief in as little as 4 weeks. and many achieved remission that can last. humira can lower your ability to fight infections. serious and sometimes fatal infections, including tuberculosis, and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened, as have blood, liver, and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure. tell your doctor if you've been to areas where certain fungal infections are common and if you've had tb, hepatitis b, are prone to infections, or have flu-like symptoms or sores. don't start humira if you have an infection. be there for you, and them. ask your gastroenterologist about humira. with humira, remission is possible. ♪
3:40 am
3:41 am
keeping your oysters business growing has you swamped. you need to hire. i need indeed indeed you do. the moment you sponsor a job on indeed you get a shortlist of quality candidates from a resume data base claim your seventy-five-dollar credit when you post your first job at you love rich, delicious ice cream. but your stomach doesn't. that disagreement ends right now. lactaid ice cream is the creamy, real ice cream you love that will never mess with your stomach. lactaid ice cream. billionaire richard branson could make history tomorrow as the first billionaire to travel
3:42 am
to space. >> rachel crane has more. >> reporter: the countdown is on. in just hours entrepreneur richard branson hopes to become the first person to ride a self--funded rocket into suborbital space. >> astronaut, zero zero 1, richard branson. >> a launch two decades in the making. tell me, how do you feel. >> i managed to avoid getting excited for 17 years since we started building space ships and mother ships and space ports and all these things. i finally got the call from the chief engineer saying every box had been tick the on the safety aspect and would i like to go to space? and i hit -- i hit the roof. i was to excited. >> the virgin galactic rocket powered space plane is set to take oev tomorrow from new mexico. the mother ship will release the is a spaceship at 40,000 feet.
3:43 am
the rocket will ignite taking bransonen you a pilots and two others and the ride more than 50 miles up to touch the inner edge of space as defined by the u.s. military and nasa. the crew will speerns a few minutes of weightlessness before gliding back to earth. >> when you're up there, the space ship will turn over and these enormous windows, we'll be float around and look at earth. >> if successful the space barron will edge out richard man jeff bezos set to ride his own company's rocket into space in the coming days. the two men jockeyed for the astronomical bragging rights that come with being first. branson has insisted that there there is no space race with bezos and the missions are different. >> the kind of experience you get with the two companies are almost as different as chalk and cheese. we don't see ourselves as a
3:44 am
direct kpeter >> while bases pos's flight will be after branson. his will go higher past the karman line, the altitude internationally recognized to be the demarcation in space. his company blue origin taking a shot at branson's trip, tweeting their rocket was designed to fly above the karman line. none of ours have a asterisk after their name. >> if you fly 52 miles. 62 miles you're in space. you don't notice the difference in the distances. any touch space and come back down. >> both companies have had successful flights over the past decade. but with space travel comes inherent risk. in 2014 a copilot for virgin galactic was killed during a test flight of a previous model of the space craft. >> i like to say you can do risky things safely if you know the risks you are taking, know the controls you have in place and verify that they are active. and we do just that. i don't think the risk of this flight is high. it's not zero.
3:45 am
>> 2, 1, zero and liftoff. >> in the ten years since the launch of atlantis nasa's final space shuttle mission, the privatization of space flight quickly expanded. today the commercial aerospace company founded by spacex founded by elon musk regularly takes nasa astronauts flies into orbit at a fraction of the shuttle. so far nasa has been supportive of the endeavors of billionaires especially after seeing spacex. >> we see the results of the billionaires you call them, putting their wealth into the research and development of a space program. we're seeing a lot of advancing of technology which is good for our country. it's good for building american jobs as well. >> reporter: if tomorrow's mission is successful, it could launch yet a new era of space travel and the final frontier could soon open to space
3:46 am
tourism. so far hundreds of people have signed up for future virgin galactic flights. some paying more than $200,000 each. branson hopes that some day will be soon. >> i've had to wait almost a lifetime to be able to go into space. hopefully we can speed that process up for many, many others. >> billion-dollar view. rachel, thank you for the report. you won't want to miss this blastoff. be sure to watch cnn's live coverage all morning. we'll have more on the historic launch. stay with us. ♪ ♪ (sounds of car doors closing) (screaming & laughter) ♪ ♪ (sounds of car doors closing) (crash sound & tires squealing) (phone chimes) this is onstar. we've detected a crash from your phone. is anyone injured? i don't think so. good. help is on the way. is there anyone i can call for you? my dad. okay, i'm calling him now.
3:47 am
use a single hr software? nope. we use 11. eleven. why do an expense report from your phone when you can do it from a machine that jams? i just emailed my wife's social security number to the entire company instead of hr, so... please come back. how hard is your business software working for you? with paycom, employees enter and manage their own hr data in one easy-to-use software. visit for a free demo. hon? first off, we love each other... i order my groceries online now. shingles doesn't care. i keep my social distance. shingles doesn't care. i stay within my family bubble. shingles doesn't care. because if you've had chicken pox, you're already carrying the virus that causes shingles. in fact, about 1 in 3 people will develop shingles, and the risk only increases as you age. so what can protect you against shingles?
3:48 am
shingrix protects. now you can protect yourself from shingles with a vaccine proven to be over 90% effective. shingrix is a vaccine used to prevent shingles in adults 50 years and older. shingrix does not protect everyone and is not for those with severe allergic reactions to its ingredients or to a previous dose. an increased risk of guillain-barré syndrome was observed after vaccination with shingrix. the most common side effects are pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site, muscle pain, tiredness, headache, shivering, fever, and upset stomach. talk to your pharmacist or doctor about protecting yourself with shingrix. shingles doesn't care. but we do. ♪ when i was young ♪ no-no-no-no-no please please no. ♪ i never needed anyone. ♪ front desk. yes, hello... i'm so... please hold. ♪ those days are done. ♪ i got you. ♪ all by yourself. ♪ go with us and find millions of flexible options. all in our app.
3:49 am
expedia. it matters who you travel with.
3:50 am
my blood pressure is borderline.
3:51 am
garlique healthy blood pressure formula helps maintain healthy blood pressure with a custom blend of ingredients. i'm taking charge, with garlique. a wnba star isabling her game and her commune as she prepares for the olympics. >> um-hum, kellan has the report. good morning, what do you know. >> reporter: you know it's been a bannerier for jewel boyd. she is in first place with the seattle storm and set to make the olympic debut in tokyo this summer as well. but with all she accomplished on the court in week's difference maker is making a big impact off of it as well. >> as an olympian it's like the highest honor, to know i'm on this team, i'm a part of history is amming, not because of a basketball dream, but there is other black kids can look up to me and see someone looks like them representing their country,
3:52 am
which makes it deeper than basketball, which is amazing. the next generation needs so much more because they can do it. we -- it's really on how do you it, continue to speak for yourself, give yourself grace and love yourself. i mean it all stems from loving yourself and who you are. understand that you have value. >> we are dedicating this season to breonna taylor we will be a voice for the voiceless. >> the generation now, they are not afraid to speak up. and i think that's so important for many reasons, from an athlete's perspective understanding the power they have not just pick up the ball and dribble. i'm just here to do my job and go home. you speak up and stand for what you believe in. we are seeing the growth and change in people, accepting who they are ac things. and honestly we can have impact on that generation. my passion is to give back. how do i do that in my own way?
3:53 am
i grew up playing in gym called the warehouse. it's a special place for me. that's where i believed i could be more than a high school or college basketball player. now my brother and i take ownership in it. and it's ours. >> hard work, dedication. >> it's something that's superspecial have a change in affecting the community and inspire so many hoopers not to become just better players but better people. it's okay if they don't become a athlete but they become a better person. >> one of many important role models wnba. and arndt brrnted with an app called 94 feet of game. it's a coaching app. boris you could pick up something as well. >> definitely, i will download it during the commercial break.
3:54 am
>> carolyn, thank you. >> thanks, carolyn. >> we'll be right back. ♪ limu emu & doug ♪ oh! are you using liberty mutual's coverage customizer tool? sorry? well, since you asked. it finds discounts and policy recommendations, so you only pay for what you need. limu, you're an animal! who's got the bird legs now? only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ tired of clean clothes that just don't smell clean? what if your clothes could stay fresh for weeks? now they can! this towel has already been used and it still smells fresh. pour a cap of downy unstopables into your washing machine before each load and enjoy fresher smelling laundry for up to 12-weeks.
3:55 am
3:56 am
3:57 am
talk to me. what do we got? when you have xfinity xfi, with blazing speed... [ screaming ]
3:58 am
a powerful connection. that's another level. and ultimate control. power us up. you can do more than you ever thought possible. yes! hold on. get a powerful and secure connection you can count on. only with xfinity xfi. and see f9 only in theaters. ♪ ♪ a brand-new cnn original series premiers tomorrow night, the history of the sitcom, shows how every show is trying at its heart to be a reflection of america's family. here is cnn's tom foreman. >> yes, this is real alive. this is really happening. >> reporter: though they rarely sat errize politics quite like
3:59 am
late night. sitcoms are a measure of our times. >> it's me. eddy, only i'm edie now. >> and in many cases they're fighting for reform. >> if you put something in your show that's shocking and radical, the hope is in five years time it's going to become more normal. >> reporter: so here are five shows that blazed trails in social justice. starting with "all in the family". >>? the 1970s the run away hit held a mirror up to old dated views and all but demanded change. >> now i suppose you're going tell me the black man has the same opportunity in this country as you. >> he had more. i didn't have no million people marching to get me my job. >> no his uncle got it for him. >> archie bunker saying things you don't say on television. >> number four the cosby show.
4:00 am
the huxtabels, inspirations funny, wealth, despite the terrible accusations for bill cosby. >> with respect to what's happened of late, it's like hugely disappointing to all of us. but he set the standard for what a family sitcom was. >> reporter: number three. >> good evening and welcome to fyi. >> murphy brown. long before the me too movement this show engaged women's rights and when a real life vice-president said the fictional single mom was undermining family values. >> mocking the importance of fathers. >> brown hit back. >> in a country where millions of children grow up in non-traditional families that definition seems painfully unfair. >> number two. modern family as if flchlg rowe fulfill murphy brown's vision and this equity championed inclusivity. and nu


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on