tv CNN Newsroom With Alisyn Camerota and Victor Blackwell CNN October 22, 2021 12:00pm-1:00pm PDT
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the deadly shooting of an acclaimed cinematographer by alec baldwin. the actor today called it a tragic accident. the local prosecutor in new mexico says it's unclear if any charges will be filed in the death of halyna hutchins. the sheriff's department says b baldwin fired a prop gun on set, production of the movie "rush" accidentally hitting hutchins. she was 42 years old. a local paper photographed an apparently distraught alec baldwin after the shooting. a short time he conveyed this, there are no words to convey my shock and sadness that took the life of, a wife, mother, and colleague of others. i'm fully cooperating with the police, in touch with her husband offering my support to him and his family. my heart is broken for her
husband, son, and all who knew and loved. what is the district attorney saying? >> it's not clear if charges are going to be filed in this case. it's still too early to know. this is new mexico's first judicial district attorney. she went on to say we look into all facts and evidence of the case. we will look into all facts and evidence with great discretion. our thoughts are with all affected by this tragedy. the santa fe county sheriff's department says that the investigation is still very much open and ongoing, that they have been interviewing people who were there at the scene who saw what happened, and they're talking to people. but it's not clear what's going to happen here, and i think it's very clear to say that at this point no one really knows what happened. that parts has not come out yet. here we are approaching a day
later, and learning a little bit more about hutchins, a lot of people have been tweeting about her, posting images about her and saying that she was a rising star in cinematography. her agency putting out this statement saying all those in her orbit knew what was coming. a star director of photography who would be a force to be reckoned with. all of us at innovative artists are heartbroken. we mourn for her family, and we hope this tragedy will reveal new lessons for how to better ensure safety for every crew member on set, and when you think about it, this is something that how many times this is being used, it's not necessary because we have the technology to do this with computers but others are saying, either way, something needs to be done to make sure that nothing like this can ever happen again, alisyn. >> i know, we just take it for granted when we see these in movies, they're just pretending,
and we don't realize just how dangerous it is. stephanie elan, thank you very much. let's talk about this further with kirk reilly, a stunt man on tv shows "the walking dead", and "fear the walking dead", and michelle turner, cnn contributor, and cohost of entertainment tonight. explain how this works on a set, when you are handling a gun or anyone is handling a gun on set and what you think happened here? >> well, i don't want to get into what i think happened because there are a number of things that could have happened. but oftentimes we do use what are called quarter rounds where you'll have a little bit of gun powder in the gun, and they have to cap it with something like a little piece of paper or some cotton or something so that you can see the muzzle fire go off, and as a stunt performer, we make sure that we are a safe distance away, a safe angle away, the camera operators that are up in the action, the actors, the background artists,
everybody's at a safe distance. sometimes when you want to see the cartridge, they'll take the powder out of the cartridge but leave the cartridge itself in. that can get dangerous if you're switching back and forth between the blanks and the dummy cartridges, like in the instance with brandon lee back on "the crow," they were switching between a dummy cartridge which they themselves had made, which you should not do, pulled the gun powder out of the cartridge, but the forced the dummy into the barrel and they switched to blanks that don't have bullets but have the gun powder, and one plus one is two and you have a live round. >> kirk, haven't you had a close call yourself? >> i wouldn't say a close call. we have close calls all the time, but we're very safe with everything. i've gotten a little close as a zombie to the receiving end of a
quarter round, but we rehearsed it all many times. >> what's that like, when you're on the receiving end of a dummy round to the face, what is that like? >> it's weird when you're a zombie because you're wearing contact lenses that make you unable to see properly, you've got fake ears on so it's harder to hear people yelling things at you, but yeah, it's very loud. and you just have to be careful, and trust that everybody has done their jobs diligently, and somewhere along the line here, somebody didn't, unfortunately. >> nichelle i was talking to our reporter, as viewers, we take this for granted, surely they're safe, and we don't realize how many risks are being taken. i think we might have just lost nichelle there. kirk, in terms of having the props ready on set, how much preparation goes into this this?
we saw a picture of someone from the set, saying it's safety day, you see the crew standing around listening to a safety talk. does that happen enough? >> on the sets that i work on, it always happens, every morning the first assistant director will call a safety meeting and the crew of 200 or whatever the case may be will come around and talk about everything from there's a hole in the ground over there, don't trip, to there's going to be live gunfire. anyone that has any concern has a point in the morning to voice concerns or get questions answered or whatever the case may be. and then when we get to the point in the day where we're actually going to do whatever the dangerous thing is, we'll have another safety meeting and the property master will bring the gun and explain whether it's real or often times it's not real. but either way they'll open the chamber and shine a light down it, and let the actor and the director and the stunt
performers see that it's either empty or it's got the quarter load or dummy cartridge or whatever the case may be so that everyone's on the same page. >> that's really interesting. it's interesting to hear that. tell us about this cinematographer. we've heard about what a rising star she was. she had already been considered one of the women to watch back in 2019. what do we know about hutchins? >> well, you know, all of those things that you said, definitely seem to be true. we have seen a number of celebrities posting images, and posting, you know, things about her and saying lovely words. i talked with wayne brady this morning who worked on a movie with her that came out in 2020. one of the things he said to me was she had so much grace and gravitas, and he was explaining how she did a lot of it with ease, and it's so hard for a woman this this industry to be a director of photographer because you have to command respect, and everyone has to listen to you, and he said she just did it with
such a grace that he knew that she was going places. he knew that was just the tip of the iceberg for her, and that was echoed so many times in things that other people said about her today. but also, you know, alisyn, she's a wife. she was a mother. she had a family. and that's a real tragedy in all of this as well. wayne was telling me he spoke a little bit with her when they were on their movie set together about her family, and about her daughter, and so you can only imagine how they are feeling today. i know you read alec baldwin's tweet, and he said he had been in touch with her husband. it's just a tragedy all the way around, it seems, for every single person involved. >> absolutely. the pain that her family must be feeling. the pain that alec baldwin must be feeling. obviously alec baldwin doesn't necessarily shy away from controversy in the past in his career. we know that there have been these, you know, provocative moments and just to see him at the center of this, i mean,
everybody, you know, look, he's somebody who is a cross generational celebrity. my kids, of course, know who alec baldwin is because of his depiction of trump. we all have known alec baldwin throughout his career, and it's just jaw dropping to see him at the center of this. >> yeah, it is, but keith made good point about the safety checks gone through. we have done set visits to different shows, television shows in particular where they handle firearms, and we do know on those sets you're not allowed to point, you know, those guns at anyone. there are checks and rechecks every single time someone is handling those guns, so we don't know what happened here, but we do know that as an industry practice, especially after what happened with brandon lee on "the crow," there has been an extra emphasis on industry practices of safety when firearms are in play. and so it will be very interesting to see, you know, the information that comes out of this, like stephanie said, almost 24 hours later now, we don't really have a clear
picture of what happened here. >> i hope we can get that very soon. hopefully this investigation can happen quickly. kirk riley, anichelle turner, thank you so much. president biden says he'll get the deal done on his sweeping domestic agenda, and takes us inside some of his negotiations with democrats. plus, the cdc tells millions more americans to get in line for their covid booster shots. what they now say about mixing and matching vaccines. that's ahead. got a couple of bogeys on your six, limu. they need customized car insurance from liberty mutual so they only pay for what they need. what do you say we see what this bird can do? woooooooooooooo... we are not getting you a helicopter. looks like we're walking, kid. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ ♪
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until the race to close the deal on the president's social safety package, house speaker nancy pelosi says she's hopeful she may have a vote next week but progressive democrats are expressing concerns over the concessions that president biden may be making to moderate senators joe manchin, and kyrsten sinema. at last night's cnn town hall, the president pulled back the curtain on those negotiations and senator sinema's red line. >> she's very supportive of the environmental agenda. everything from family care to all of those issues. where she's not supportive is she says she will not raise a single penny in taxes on the corporate side and/or on wealthy people. >> president biden says they are looking at other ways to raise the revenue to pay for this. cnn chief congressional correspondent manu raju joins us
now. i know you have been talking to some lawmakers today, and are they not happy with those remarks tonight? >> a number of progressives are concerned about the concessions that the president has had to make to those moderate democrats. ultimately they may have to support what they believe is a watered down package, not just on taxes as kyrsten sinema has made clear. she will no support higher taxes on corporations as well as high earners, also others, she's expanding medicare to dental, vision, hearing. what ultimately the package looks like remains to be seen: that issue on health care provisions are being sorted out. it's unlikely they're going to get a deal on the general outline of the deal today as they hoped because not just na that, other issues like climate change, paid family leave, down from 12 weeks to 4 weeks, because of joe manchin's resistance. all of which points to
frustration among democrats who believe they have to back the plan because it's their only choice. at the same time, the question is about what will happen to that separate infrastructure bill, $1.2 trillion for roads, bridges, broad band. that is action in the house. there's a push to try to get a vote on that next week. in talking to democratic liberals earlier today, i asked them about whether or not they would be open to supporting the infrastructure plan if that larger bill has not been signed off yet, and they made clear they want manchin and sinema to get behind that larger package. >> can you support the infrastructure bill if it is this larger package that has not been approved by the house and the senate? >> i think physical be dangerous, and i don't want to do anything dangerous for the american people. the two have to go together. >> the decisions we make in this house and in that house determine the journey that regular people in our communities walk through, and i feel like they are not looking at that, not wanting to, you know, pay attention to those
folks but pay attention to their donors, i have a huge problem with that. senator sinema, senator manchin, come to my district, visit with my folks. talk to the people you're trying to overlook. you don't care, but we do. and i'm not going to quit talking about that. >> after meeting in the white house this morning, nancy pelosi came back, said it was a good meeting, and i asked her whether or not manchin and cinema have signed off on these final provisions here and she said -- ask the senate and the white house, that is up to them to close that deal, but i can tell you, those talks will continue, how long they go, alisyn, still unknown. >> okay, manu. thank you. let's talk more about last night's cnn town hall. it turns out, president biden made some false claims. cnn's daniel dale is here. so president biden, as you know, is facing push back over something he said about the border. so let's watch this moment. >> i've been there before, and i
haven't -- i mean, i know it well. i guess i should go down, but the whole point of it is i haven't had a whole hell of a lot of time to get down. now, my wife jill has been down. she's been on both sides of the river, she has seen the circumstances there. >> okay. daniel, did that need some cleaning up? when did president biden go to the border? >> that question stumped me after the town hall, and today, i cannot find any evidence that president biden had ever at any point in his political career made a visit to a border facility or u.s. personnel stationed on the border. what was he referring to, at this afternoon's white house press briefing, jen psaki said he was talking about a campaign trip in 2008 when he landed in el paso, texas, which was on the border and his motorcade took a trip to a new mexico town an hour away from the border. "the washington post" wrote that the motorcade traveled alongs border for a few minutes.
does that count as having been to the border, i guess that's up for people to decide, but i think certainly the president could have been clearer that if this kind of fleeting moment is what he was talking about, you know, he could have told that to the american public. >> you also found something problematic with what president biden said about covid-19 vaccines. let's listen to that. >> when i first was elected, there were only 2 million who had covid shots in the united states of america, had the vaccine. now we got 190 million. because i went out and bought everything i could do, buy in sight, and it worked. >> is that true? >> i think there are two factual issues here. number one, the issue of credit. biden was giving himself sole credit for the fact that about 190 million americans are fully vaccinated. he said it's because he went out and purchased vaccines. but the nongovernment partisan office, the trump administration
contracted to obtain 800 million doses including 400 million total of the pfizer and moderna vaccines that are proven most popular. in other words, even under the trump administration, there was enough vaccine to vaccinate all the current people who have gotten the shottis. the biden administration bought more, and helped pfizer produce quickly. that's all fair but i think biden was being hyperbolic. the second issue is the numbers. and the actual numbers say as of biden's inauguration day, not the day he was elected, it was 3.4 million americans who were fully vaccinated, not the 2 million americans that prooild said. >> your fact checks are so helpful. thank you for being here. >> thank you. with us now, we have cnn white house reporter, john harwood, and national politics reporter, eva mccant. great to see both of you. president biden made a lot of news last night. what do you think was the big
headline? >> for me, alisyn, it was the fact that joe biden felt confident enough about his position in these talks to pull back the curtain on what was happening. he has been watching as the negotiations on capitol hill involving the white house and democratic leaders and these re members, get portrayed as gridlocked. he explained to people what was happening and the fact that he believes they're reaching or nearing the goal line. of course he met today with nancy pelosi and chuck schumer. they're trying as rapidly as possible to get some sort of a framework deal on the reconciliation package that would allow them to move ahead with the infrastructure package, and show that president biden, as he goes off to glasgow that he has got the united states congress behind him in taking strong action on climate change because that's a big part of the reconciliation bill.
i think it was the way he revealed what has been happening, and how he thinks they're going to close the deal. >> wasn't that interesting? he pulled back the curtain on these internal negotiations. do we think that moved the need -- needle, did that anger people involved in negotiations on the hill or did that prod them? >> i'm not sure if it was helpful. he did feel as though he had to. we have seen this frenetic episode among the white house and congressional democrats for several months and he felt as though, as he often says, he had to level with the american people about exactly where things stand, so that is why we heard that level of candor. >> there was also big news that he made about his changing position on the filibuster, so let me play that moment for you. >> that remains to be seen exactly what that means in terms of fundamentally whether or not we end the filibuster straight up. >> when it comes to voting
righ rights, you would entertain the notion of the filibuster on that one issue, is that correct? >> and maybe more. >> that's different, john, than what he said before. >> well, look, that was another pull back the curtain moment for joe biden. he has hinted previously that he was open to either altering the filibuster by making people stand on the floor and talk longer and not just do it by rote and automatically invoke a filibuster. that's one. or he has sugtgested that in th case of things like voting rights and the debt limit, he might seek an exception c. he explained as he's getting pressure from voting rights advocates, why he's not doing that now. what he's trying to do is sequence these efforts, get the economic package through, then try to build momentum for getting debt limit raised. getting voting rights legislation enacted and if it doesn't, just like this week, joe manchin's voting rights bill was filibustered by republicans.
joe manchin has been one of the central democrats saying, no, i don't mean to to get rid of the filibuster, it would destroy the senate. there's no better way to move somebody like joe manchin than to show his legislation is getting filibustered and the president is building toward an effort late this year or early next year have a benefit in the midterm election. >> and he called out joe manchin, and kyrsten sinema and talked about the position on expanding medicare. here's that moment. >> one of the other things that democrats are looking to do is to expand medicare to include dental, vision, and hearing as well. given all the negotiations going on, will all three of those still be covered? >> that's a reach, and the reason why it's a reach. i think it's a good idea. it's not that costly in relative terms, especially if we allow medicare to negotiate drug prices, but here's the thing. mr. manchin is opposed to that
as is, i think, senator sinema. >> opposed to all of them? >> opposed to all three! what did you hear there, eva? >> had to lay things out in as plain terms as possible. he felt as though he had to offer that honesty. i think it's important that he knows he still needs senator manchin and sinema, and made every effort not to demonize them. he said senator manchin is not a bad guy, recognizing these are key players, but also recognizing that patience among his constituents, the millions of people that elected him is wearing thin. and so he had to just lay tout all there. i also want to say one quick thing about the filibuster. that's such a remarkable moment there. president biden's evolution on filibuster reform has been huge. i remember last year when former
president barack obama said that this was a jim crowe relic and biden wanted nothing to do with that conversation, so that really illustrates the pressure on him to address this issue of voting rights that he's even entertaining a carve out. >> jthank you. we have some breaking news. we have a verdict in the case of lev parnas, the former associate of rudy giuliani's, you'll remember. and cnn's cara skinell is outside the courthouse, what happened. >> reporter: the jury returned a unanimous verdict, guilty on all six counts of lev parnas. he was arrested on a one-way ticket out of the country two years ago, and the trial just wrapped up this week. it was 4 1/2 days of testimony. 14 witnesses by the government, and the government really put a lot of emphasis on their case on
text messages, whatsapp encrypted chats and that is the evidence the jury saw. even though we know of lev parnas through his association of rudy giuliani, this was about foreign money coming into u.s. elections. it was about him and his codefendant, andre convicted on the counts he was facing, they were accused of funneling more than $100,000 into the u.s. elections to try to curry and buy political favor for launching a cannabis business. the jury had heard the testimony. we're waiting to see if parnas is going to come outside now. he didn't have any reaction when the jury reached the verdict. the judge polled the jurors, they confirmed that they unanimously had agreed to guilty on all counts against parnas. he faces as much as five years in prison. the judge will determine sentencing at a future date.
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vaccines are officially available for millions of americans. the cdc also approved mixing and matching your extra dose if desired. former acting director of the cdc, dr. richard besser jonins e now. great to see you. help me understand the mixing and matching possibilities here because there are different technologies. j&j is different than the pfizer and the moderna mrna, you know, technologies, so you really can mix and match or is that not advised? >> well, so this has been a question that's been out there for some time with some people saying, well, if you come at this at protecting with a totally different technology does it actually give you better protection because you're coming at it two different ways, and a study from the national institutes of health that was presented first to the fda and then to cdc does suggest that you can give an mrna vaccine to someone who received the j&j vaccine and they will get a bigger boost in terms of their
antibody levels than if you gave them a j&j vaccine for their second dose. like wise, they found that if you give someone who got the pfizer vaccine and moderna vaccine and the moderna and pfizer vaccine you, get a good level of protection. the one thing to recognize is that the companies didn't do these studies. there's not as much data on this kind of mixing and matching, but for people who want to go with a different product and in terms of ease and logistics, it's quite safe, it's quite effective to give someone an mrna vaccine, regardless of what they got for their first run. >> i didn't hear you say it's just as effective if somebody gets the j&j vaccine, which is not the mrna for their booster. >> yeah, so, you know, first it's important the viewers know that our foundation was founded with money that came from the johnson family, and we have stock in johnson & johnson. you picked up on something i think that is important to say,
and that's getting an mrna vaccine as your booster looks like it's the preferable way to go. the fda and cdc in their approval said if you got the johnson & johnson and vaccine for your first dose, you should get a booster two months after the first dose, and what it suggests, and what dr. fauci has said is that the j&j vaccine probably should have been a two dose series to begin with. but they tried to get a one-dose vaccine out there because of the ease and logistics around that. >> i want to ask you about what's happening in the u.k. because cases have gone up again, and dr. fauci suggested that it's because kids have not been vaccinated there. so now that the u.s., as you know, they are on the cusp of authorizing vaccines for 5 to 11 year olds, how much of a dent do you think that will make given that a lot of parents are still on the fence about whether or not to vaccinate their young kids. >> so there's kind of two questions in there.
first around the u.k. and trying to understand why their numbers remain so high. they didn't recommend or didn't push the vaccine for the 12 to 16-year-old group like we have in this country. i think only 15% of that age group is vaccinated in the u.k. here we push that much harder. when it comes to the younger kids, that's something that the fda advisory committee is going to look at next week, and i'm a pediatrician, and i really want to look and see what their analysis says. the company data that were presented today suggest that the vaccine is 91% effective at preventing symptomatic disease. there was no one in that study that had severe illnesses or was hospitalized and thankfully there was no one who died, but it was looking at symptomatic disease that was confirmed with a test. and i want to see what they say. because clearly on the good news front, covid is much less severe in young children. it can cause significant
illness. it can be important in terms of transmission. but thankfully, children are much less likely to get severe illness, and i'll be looking to see whether they feel they have enough information and evidence to make the recommendation that the vaccine is authorized. >> while i have you just quickly, do you have some thoughts on florida's new state surgeon general who apparently has been named by governor desantis, and apparently he's just not a fan of vaccines or at least he's trying to spread information like the vaccine doesn't prevent transmission as far as he knows? >> rather than talk about him, i would say that, you know, it's -- i think it's absolutely miraculous that a year into a pandemic, we have three vaccines that are incredibly safe, incredibly effective, the data are really really strong. i find it concerning if a public health leader is looking at that data and reaching that conclusion because this is really one of those miracles of
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intelligence officials warning that china's recent tests of a nuclear capable hyper sonic missile marks a substantial military advancement, and a potential threat to the united states. it also raises stakes for president biden's plan to scale back america's nuclear arsenal. cnn's oren liebermann joins us now. does the pentagon consider this a game changing moment? >> reporter: a game changing moment that's probably a step too far but there certainly is concern over what the financial times reportsed china tested in the july/august time frame, but first, the u.s. test. on thursday the u.s. went to test what's called its common hyper sonic glide body, essentially a hypersonic projectile mounted on a rocket booster. that booster failed. as part of the test the u.s. is reviewing why to figure out what happened there and what went wrong. it's certainly not the only hyper sonic program in the
united states. there are other hyper sonic programs under development. in fact just a couple of days earlier, the navy and army in a joint test had three successful tests to collect data for further hyper sonic experimentation and that just highlights the importance, the priority that the pentagon has placed on developing hyper sonic weapons. of course there is a greater concern here as the financial times reported that china tested a hyper sonic glide body in what's called an bombardment system. it's not a new technology. the soviets tested such systems in the '60s and '70s but it is new for china, and officials were alarmed by how fast the chinese tested it. the concerns about such a system are the same as it has always been, it could come over the south pole, which is not where u.s. defense systems are arrayed and a shorter detection time and warning for traditional ballistic missiles and that's where the concern is as we see a hyper sonic race developing not only between the u.s. and china
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we now know those remains found in a florida nature reserve were, in fact, brian laundrie's. but questions still swirl around what happened in the final days between gabby petito and laundrie. the laundrie family attorney described what the parents told them about their son's mental state. chris and roberta knew their son brian was grieving. they knew he was so upset and you know they just couldn't control that he was leaving and he left. he walked out the door. and chris had said to me, i wish i could have stopped him, but i couldn't. cnn's gene casarez has been following all of this for us. jeanne, what an ending. and what are the big questions that investigators stril to
answer now? >> i think one is, who officially murdered gabby petito? how did it get to that? what happened surrounding it all? why did he come back in the van because we know he did without gabby. what did he tell his parents? what did he tell anybody else and furthermore, the cell phones that they had in wyoming, on their trip from everything cnn knows, law enforcement doesn't have them. they couldn't find them. we learned that they thought they possibly were in that white van that they executed a search warrant on in florida, and they were not. this morning steven bertolino, the attorney representing the laundries, answered some strong, pointed questions by george stephanopoulos on abc's "good morning." take a listen. >> did the laundries tell them anything about what happened to gabby? >> that's not something i can
comment on right now and i'd like to leave it at that. >> if you can't comment on it, it means you know something about it. >> i think everybody out there knows that -- whether the family or myself have some information to share, but, you know, there's not much we can say at this point in time. and i'm going to leave it at no comment. >> he was also asked by "good morning america" if the family was cooperating with the fbi. and he said, i want to get this right. when it comes to the fbi, we have absolutely nothing to say in regard to the gabby petito disappearance. he was also asked, does the family have anything -- the laundrie family, going to say to the petito family? not at this time. >> what about those personal items we know were found in this nature reserve. there was a notebook. do we know anything about what was in there? >> we know the fbi has possession. it was the fbi evidence response team that was out there collecting any potential evidence. the personal belongings. they have it.
we heard that the notebook was not in good condition because the area had been under water. we don't know if it was in the dry bag or the backpack but we know that fbi, out of any agency in this country, has technology that can really discern things that other agencies cannot. >> so are brian laundrie's parents in trouble? >> i'm sure the fbi is thinking about justice for gabby's family because gabby's family is out for justice here. now what do they know? we don't know. cassie laundrie has said that she doesn't know anything. that was the sister of brian. she doesn't know anything, but yet she does say that he came to visit her when he got back from wyoming. that she went camping with the family, including brian. so the fbi is wondering, what can we do next to get justice for the family but that notebook and any other personal effects to find out during the time that
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