Return to Transcripts main page
NEW DAY SATURDAY
Former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon Has Died; Chemical Level Drops, But Still No End In Sight For West Virginia Water Ban; New Jersey Bridge Scandal Documents Released; Line Of Storms Rolls Through Southeast; Outrage Grows Over Water Contamination; Neiman Marcus Investigates Breach; Target Hack Hit 70 Million Customers; 268 Members Of Congress Are Millionaires; Feds To Recognize Utah Same Sex Marriages; Who Will Win Big at Golden Globes Awards?; Facial Recognition Apps; Interview with Candace Cameron Bure
Aired January 11, 2014 - 08:00 ET
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.
ANNOUNCER: This is CNN breaking news.
VICTOR BLACKWELL, CNN ANCHOR: The breaking news now.
Ariel Sharon, legendary figure in Israeli politics in the Mideast conflict, has died.
CHRISTI PAUL, CNN ANCHOR: Yes, the former prime minister was 85 years old. And his legacy includes years in the military, a pivotal decision to pull Israeli troops out of Gaza. But a lot of people we spoke to already this morning say he will be remembered as a warrior who was willing to do anything to protect his nation.
In fact, John Vause takes a look at his legacy.
JOHN VAUSE, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): He was always a soldier, even in his later years out of uniform, Sharon the general was just below the surface.
ARIEL SHARON, FORMER ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: I saw my friend being killed. I was myself badly injured in battles. I had to take it seriously of life and death. And believe me, I understand the importance of peace better than many of the politicians that speak about peace.
VAUSE: A dashing paratrooper during Israeli's war of independence, Ariel Sharon is seen by some as a hero. By others, a war criminal.
After a wave of attacks from Jordan and Syria, Israel made him commander of the infamous unit 101 to carry out reprisals.
On one of those missions, 69 Arab villagers in the town of Qibya were killed when Sharon ordered the homes destroyed. He said he didn't know anyone was inside.
YARON EZRAHI, HEBREW UNIVERSITY: From the very beginning of his military career, Sharon was identified as the most extreme, the less constrained uses of military force.
VAUSE: By the 1967 Six-Day War, he was General Sharon. Military achievement came during the Yom Kippur war in 1973. A surprise attack by Egypt and Syria caught Israel off guard. Sharon, defying orders, led his men across the Suez Canal and surrounded Egypt's third army. It was a turning point in the war.
RA ANAN GISSIN, SHARON ADVISER: He was against the command from the rear. He said the commander must be on top of it.
VAUSE: As defense minister, Sharon architected that Israel's invasion of Lebanon, which became a disastrous occupation. An Israeli tribunal found him indirectly responsible for the massacre of hundreds of Palestinian civilians at the refugee camps in Lebanon. While the killings were carried out by Christian militia, Sharon was found guilty of doing nothing to stop it. In the Arab world, they called him the butcher of Beirut.
HANAN ASHRAWI, PALESTINIAN LEGISLATOR: He had not just blood on his hands. He left a trail of blood wherever he went. Sharon was the bloodiest of leaders.
VAUSE: When the Palestinian uprising began late 2000, Israelis again turned to the old general, this time as prime minister. He didn't hesitate to use military force, but he never delivered his promise of peace and security. To many Israelis, he did more than any leader.
BLACKWELL: Ariel Sharon, former Israeli prime minister, dead at the age of 85. And of course, we will have more on this throughout the morning and the reaction as it comes in as well.
PAUL: We want to move to some other news now for you though, back here in the U.S., a public health crisis in West Virginia. It is hitting alarming close to home. Imagine waking up this morning and you cannot use your tap water, can't brush your teeth or take a shower or your kids. You can't have coffee.
BLACKWELL: That is the story for as many as 300,000 West Virginians after a chemical at a coal industry facility seeped into the water supply of nine counties around Charleston. The test showed the chemical level is dropping, but still no end in sight.
PAUL: Now Alina Machado is in Charleston this morning and wondering, Alina, what company officials are saying and how people are coping.
ALINA MACHADO, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Christi and Victor, this is an incredibly difficult situation. Just about the only thing people can do here with their running water is flush their toilets. This leak, this chemical leak, was discovered Thursday. Authorities say they were alerted to it by residents who reported smelling licorice in the air. It was a foul smell and to this day, we can still smell that in the air in some parts of the city.
The leak was later traced to this company. I'm going to move out of the way to show you the specific tank. It's a 35,000 gallon tank where this chemical was being kept. It was traced to that tank. Now the president of this company came out yesterday and spoke to reporters for the first time. Take a listen to what he had to say.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
GARY SOUTHERN, PRESIDENT, FREEDOM INDUSTRIES: I would like to start by sincerely apologizing to the people in the affected counties of West Virginia. Our friends and neighbors, this incident is extremely unfortunate and unanticipated. We are very, very sorry for the disruption of everybody's daily life.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Is the apology enough?
PHILIP TULLY, RESIDENT: No, I mean, there is economic -- this is a disaster. This is the BP oil spill in West Virginia. There are no restaurants. No water. We can't wash our dishes. I bought the last paper plates in here. We cannot prepare meals. We can't wash dishes. Everything has to be frozen meals.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
MACHADO: Now restaurants in town are closed. Many businesses are also closed and Christi and Victor, there is really no telling how long the situation will be this way here.
BLACKWELL: Not just boil water alert. Do not use the water. All right, Alina Machado there in Charleston for us. Thank you so much.
PAUL: OK, let's get on to the new revelations for more than 2,000 pages of documents released in the investigation of the New Jersey bridge scandal. It is plaguing Governor Chris Christie's administration this morning.
BLACKWELL: Late last night, a state legislator leading the investigation released the documents. They show angry back and forth e-mails and confusion over the lane closures. That officials close to Governor Christie tried to cover up political motives and block the media from learning more about it.
PAUL: You know, it also gave us insight into some of the resignations that took place in the wake of the controversy. But the documents do not seem to show that Governor Christie himself played a role. CNN's Alexandra Field is live for us in Fort Lee. I know you have some information on the specific e-mails now, Alexandra?
ALEXANDRA FIELD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Sure, Christi. We are seeing some very fiery exchanges in a clear attempt to keep things quiet within this 2,000 pages. We are seeing one e-mail from the executive director of the Port Authority Patrick Foye. In it he expresses his outrage that he wasn't notified when three access lanes out here for George Washington Bridge were taken down to just one access lane leaving people gridlocked for four days back in September.
He sent a scathing e-mail to other Port Authority officials. In it, he writes in part, quote, "I will get to the bottom of this abusive decision, which violated everything this agency stands for." That e- mail prompted responses from other Port Authority officials including Bill Baroni. He is the appointee of Governor Chris Christie who has resigned in wake of the scandal.
He responded to Foye with an e-mail that reads in part, quote, "On way to office to discuss, quote, "can be no public discourse." There you see that attempt to keep the situation quiet. While these e-mails are being exchanged this is at the time when people here in Fort Lee were sitting in traffic, wondering what was going on.
At the time, Fort Lee's Mayor Mark Sokolich was trying to get an answer, but according to the documents, he says he was the one who was being blamed for all the traffic. Here is his e-mail to Bill Baroni. He writes, quote, "Many members of the public have indicated to me that the Port Authority police officers are advising commuters in response to their complaints that the recent traffic debacle is the result of a decision I, as mayor, recently made."
Now, Christi and victor, nowhere in this 2,000 pages do we see any evidence that would point to Chris Christie having any involvement. He spoke this earlier this week giving a two-hour long press conference in which he denied any knowledge of the plot. He then also told the public he had taken steps to fire a top aide -- Christi and Victor.
PAUL: All right, Alexandra Field, thank you so much for the update. We appreciate it.
BLACKWELL: Later this morning, we will speak with lead investigator who released the documents, State Assemblyman John Wisniewski. He joins us at 10 a.m. right here on CNN.
Freezing temperatures to start the week, you remember the freezing temperatures. I do. I was out in them. Eight hours with a microphone.
PAUL: That's true. That's true. You were. Highs in the 60s to end it, does that sound better? Want to take the microphone now?
BLACKWELL: Much better.
PAUL: That is Atlanta weather for you basically. Let's ask you, Jennifer, what's going on, Jennifer Gray?
JENNIFER GRAY, AMS METEOROLOGIST: Yes, well, we have severe weather to tell you about right now. We have tornado warnings for Dawson in Northwest Georgia. This is until 8:30 this morning. This line of showers and storms are very, very strong. We have seen gusty winds even hail reported and now the possibility of a Doppler indicated tornado. These storms are moving very, very quickly at about 55 miles per hour.
So if you are in these locations, definitely get into your safe spot away from windows and interior room in your home. So again, this is for Dawson and Lumpkin counties in Northwest Georgia until 8:30 this morning. Also, severe thunderstorm warnings in effect for places like Alpharetta just north of downtown Atlanta outside the perimeter.
And so this line of showers and storms are all part of a larger system that is stretching anywhere from the northeast all the way down to the gulf coast, possible severe storms as we go through the afternoon today into the overnight. So we'll be watching them closely.
Also, a wet northeast for you, not cold enough for snow, which is good news, but it will be a cold and rainy day in the northeast. Of course, we have the possibility of seeing anywhere of 1 to 2 inches of rain, isolated amounts higher -- Victor and Christi.
BLACKWELL: All right, Jennifer Gray, thank you.
PAUL: You know, rain would probably be welcomed in West Virginia. They could put a bucket out there and possibly use rain water since they cannot use any other water that is in that nine-county region that's being affected by this tainted water supply.
So we have Kent Carper on the phone with us right now. He is the president of Kanawha County Commission. That is the county, by the way, that's home to the state capital of Charleston. Kent, thank you so much for being with us. What are you hearing at this point about the quality of the water and what is being done to make it safe again?
KENT CARPER, PRESIDENT, KANAWHA COUNTY COMMISSION (via telephone): Well, not a whole lot. You are exactly right, Christi. The rain is welcome. In fact, believe it or not, people are suggested to collect water in bowls and so forth. Like the old cisterns to boil and use for drinking water or to feed their pets. What we are hearing from the officials is limited. They are struggling to try to determine when they believe the water can be consumed or used. Right now, there is a "do not use" order, which is unprecedented. Meaning you cannot use water for over 300,000 people even to wash clothes -- go ahead.
BLACKWELL: No, you go ahead. Go ahead.
CARPER: The situation is very difficult for people if you have children. West Virginia has an aging population. People are struggling. We are now on day three. We are hoping to get word from officials to determine whether or not they believe they will allow the water to be consumed or used and it may come in phases.
Unfortunately, the size of the system is so large that there are over 100,000 customers. It will take some time to drain it and flush it. Then individuals will have to do the same type of thing. So unfortunately, we believe this will continue longer than anyone dreamed it first started the other day.
BLACKWELL: Kent, I have a question about the number. We heard as many as 300,000 people affected in these nine counties. I heard you say more than 100,000. Where in that spectrum do you think that number actually fall?
CARPER: Numbers. You have to watch, 100,000 customers estimate about 2.6 to three people per customer equals 300,000 affected people.
BLACKWELL: Got it.
CARPER: I can assure you that Governor Tomblin and Senator Manchin, all these folks have worked very, very hard. FEMA has done a great job. There is no criticism whatsoever in response from FEMA. When a tractor-trailer truck pulls in with water, it is gone almost in a minute.
BLACKWELL: Kent Carper, the president of the Kanawha County Commission. Thank you so much for some clarity and an update on the situation there in West Virginia. Thank you.
PAUL: All right, Nieman Marcus, heard about this one, they are the latest retailer now investigating a possible security breach. Next, how to know if you have been hit, first of all, and then, if so, what do you do to protect yourself?
BLACKWELL: Plus a scenic flight turns into disaster for a New Zealand pilot. Up next, we'll show you the dramatic emergency landing. More of this in a moment.
PAUL: Welcome to Saturday, New York City. That almost looks like a shot from, you know, the space station, doesn't it? But you know what that is? That's the crown cam, right above Lady Liberty. It is a beautiful shot. We're glad you are starting your new day here with us at CNN. Thank you for sharing your morning. It is a little dark and foggy in New York right now.
BLACKWELL: Yes, all of the shots from New York are dark and foggy right now. You call it a jammer day.
PAUL: I call it a jammer day. Stay in your jammers.
BLACKWELL: New this morning, Neiman Marcus might be the latest retailer to get hit by hackers. The upscale store is investigating a possible breach last month that may have compromised customers' credit card information.
PAUL: Now we should point out it is not clear at this point how many shoppers have been affected. Neiman Marcus says it is working with the Secret Service though to investigate.
BLACKWELL: We know it is not just Neiman Marcus, right, Target is now saying last month's security breach was a lot bigger than the company initially reported. Not 40 million people affected, but 70 million customers.
PAUL: And the thing is it is not just credit cards or debit cards that were stolen and debit card pin numbers, we should point out too. CNN's tech correspondent, Laurie Segall has the latest on some more of your information that was compromised. Hi, Laurie.
LAURIE SEGALL, CNN TECH CORRESPONDENT: Hi, Christi. Hi, Victor. Well, more bad news if you are a Target shopper, if you hadn't heard last month, hackers were able to steal more than 40 million credit and debit card numbers. Well, I got to tell you. It just keeps getting worse. We've learned they were able to also break into the Target database and by doing this, they were actually able to access information like your address, phone number and your e-mail and this affected 70 million customers.
Guys, here is what is scary about the latest hack. The kind of information -- that's the kind of data that would put you at risk for identity theft. Now hackers could also use that information to create a new account number under your name. What is Target doing? Target is actually offering one year of identity theft protection and credit monitoring to folks who shop in the United States.
You have three months to enrol in the program if you want to do it. But guys, here is the thing to keep in mind. If a criminal has access to your information, you can expect phone calls, e-mails, and letters. What they are going to do is they will ask you for more personal information about yourself or they will tell you to click on links. Don't do it. These are phishing scams.
You'll get an e-mail that might look really official. Don't click on it unless you are 100 percent positive about that source. Also it sounds very basic, but keep an eye on your bank statements. Look for charges you don't recognize. They could be for a couple of cents. Hackers sometimes ping an account with micro payments.
They might not be for a lot and I know it all sounds like pain. You better bet Target is under fire. The company is facing at least two dozen lawsuits for failure to implement security that would essentially prevent this type of thing from happening in the first place -- Christi and Victor.
BLACKWELL: All right, Laurie Segall, thanks for the information.
PAUL: You have to see this. Look at this video out of New Zealand. A pilot had to make an emergency landing on the beach. That went fine. His engine stopped, but takeoff, not so much. You see the water creeping up there. It reached the plane's wheels, derailing takeoff. Plane comes to a grinding halt in the water as you see it there. The good thing is nobody was hurt.
BLACKWELL: And you see the people standing on the beach. It is amazing no one was hurt. Another plane crash to show you, this time off the waters of Hawaii, during this crash, it was December 11th. One of the passengers takes out his Go-pro camera and starts shooting. One person died. One other person swam to shore. Rescue helicopters picked up the seven others on board including the cameraman.
PAUL: We need to clarify. This is not a movie scene. This is a high-speed chase and bloody shootout in California. It started when the police tried to pull over the driver for using a cell phone behind the wheel, but the suspect sped off taking officers on an hour-long pursuit through crowded residential streets.
And you see that's where it ended. Police eventually caught up and fired two dozen rounds at the suspect and KGTV reporting the suspect is in critical condition now. A fire arm and illegal drugs we understand were also found at the scene there.
BLACKWELL: Wow. Still to come on NEW DAY, Congress members may be rich beyond your wildest dreams. We will tell you just how many of them are millionaires and who is the wealthiest of them all.
PAUL: Plus the White House is going up against Utah over same-sex marriage. What the feds are saying about the couples already married.
BLACKWELL: It's 22 after the hour now. If you think America has a do nothing Congress, like it or not, there is one thing they can do, become millionaires.
PAUL: According to a new report, right, from the non-profit Center for Responsive Politics, at least 268 current members of the Congress, that is more than half, have a net worth of $1 million or more. This is something that has never happened before either.
BLACKWELL: Yes. Republican Congressman Darrell Issa of California is the wealthiest of all. His net worth is about $464 million in 2012.
PAUL: Well, the White House is waiting into Utah's battle over same- sex marriage.
BLACKWELL: This week, Attorney General Eric Holder said the federal government will recognize marriages briefly performed in Utah even if the state won't.
PAUL: CNN's Athena Jones is covering the administration's decision right now. Good morning, Athena.
ATHENA JONES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Christi and Victor. Same-sex couples in Utah are hoping this announcement will help persuade Utah's governor that he has made a mistake by refusing to recognize same-sex marriages in the state.
JONES (voice-over): Seth Anderson and Michael Ferguson, same-sex newlyweds from Salt Lake City, Utah spent Friday celebrating.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It is an electric time to be in Salt Lake.
JONES: The last few weeks have been a whirlwind for more than a thousand couples like them. Are they married or aren't they? The top law man in the land settled that question at least on the federal level with Friday's announcement.
ERIC HOLDER, ATTORNEY GENERAL: I am confirming today that for purposes of federal law, these marriages will be recognized as lawful.
JONES: The fight began December 20th, when a federal judge declared Utah's 2004 ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional because it denied same-sex couples the right to equal protection and due process. Many counties in the state began issuing marriage licenses. It took this couple by surprise. They were the first to take advantage tying the knot that same day.
SETH ANDERSON, FIRST SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN LIST: When we knew that we could actually be legally married in Utah, where we live and work and go to school, like we dropped everything and ran out the door.
JONES: But in the state appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, the justices blocked enforcement of the district court ruling until the constitutional questions are fully resolved.
SEAN REYES, UTAH ATTORNEY GENERAL: The order stays the decision of the district court pending the decision by the circuit court of appeals.
JONES: Wednesday, Utah said it won't recognize the marriages until the issue is settled in the courts.
ANDERSON: It robbed us of due process. I think it illustrated animist towards LGBT people.
JONES: That left same-sex couples there in limbo until the attorney general stepped in.
HOLDER: These families should not be asked to endure uncertainty regarding their status as the litigation unfolds.
JONES: Gay rights advocates applaud the move. One that signalled the Obama administration is taking more active role in a legal and social debate that's been heating up in recent years, one that's far from over.
ANDERSON: This is not a gay rights issue. This is a human rights issue.
JONES: A federal appeals court could hear oral arguments on the Utah case as soon as March -- Christi and Victor.
PAUL: All right, Athena Jones, thank you so much.
BLACKWELL: We have more on the breaking news, the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon throughout the morning. We will go live to Jerusalem.
PAUL: First though, Christine Romans has the preview of "YOUR MONEY" coming up in an hour from now. Good morning, Christine.
CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN CHIEF BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: Hi, Christi and Victor. The economy is ready to soar, but the weakest job growth in years threatens to keep it on the ground. While Wall Street is roaring back, has Washington left Main Street behind? We will answer that question at 9:30 a.m. Eastern on an all new "YOUR MONEY."
PAUL: Just on the edge of 8:30 in the east right now on Saturday morning. We're so glad to have your company. I'm Christi Paul.
BLACKWELL: I'm Victor Blackwell. Let's start off with five new things you need to know for your NEW DAY. Number one, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died. Sharon had been in a coma for nearly eight years and was recently suffered from kidney failure. Sharon stunned the world in 2005 by ordering the complete withdrawal of Israeli security forces from the Gaza strip. But he also was a backer of Israeli settlements and Palestinian territory. We will go live to Jerusalem in just a minute. PAUL: Number two, if you shopped at Neiman Marcus recently, check your credit card this morning because the upscale retailer is investigating a possible breach. A spokeswoman says it is too early to tell how many people were affected. But Neiman Marcus, of course, is just the retailer to be hit by cyberhackers. Yesterday, remember, Target announced last month's security breach was much worse than the company initially thought.
BLACKWELL: Police are on the hunt for a suspect who may have chased down a driver in a fit of road rage and shot him to death. That's number three and this happened in Pennsylvania last weekend. The victim was identified as 28-year-old Timothy Davison. Police are looking for clues and they say the suspect was driving a dark Ford Ranger with damage on the driver's side.
PAUL: Number four, a high-stakes legal battle over Aereo is headed to the Supreme Court. The service basically allows you to stream broadcasters such as NBC and ABC over the Internet. The company says it transmits TV signals using tiny antennas. It is legal and free, they say. Broadcasters though argue to contrary and want to get paid obviously fees as they do from cable and satellite companies. The case could be heard as soon as April.
BLACKWELL: Number five, farewell to a civil rights pioneer. Franklin McCain has died at the age of 72. Now McCain was one of the Greensboro Four. In 1960 he and three other black students sat down at a Woolworth's lunch counter in North Carolina and waited to be served. That civil disobedience fueled sit-ins across the country.
More on the death of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon who has been -- or had been in a coma for several years, but that will not make his passing any less shocking for his nation.
PAUL: Yes, Sharon cast a long shadow over Israeli politics and in Middle East affairs. Altogether U.S. Presidents understood his legacy. In fact George W. Bush noted his absence a few years ago.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
GEORGE W. BUSH, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: He's a warrior for the ages, a man of peace, a friend. The prayers of the American people are with Ariel Sharon.
(END VIDEO CLIP) BLACKWELL: CNN's Ben Wedeman has covered Israel for years. He joins us with more.
Ben, I said at the top here that the former prime minister had been in a coma for several years and it doesn't make it any less shocking for the people of -- the state of Israel. However, let's reconsider that. I imagine if his condition recently had been growing worse that people there had been bracing for this, no?
BEN WEDEMAN, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Yes, people had become accustomed in fact to the fact that Ariel Sharon was permanently out of the picture as far as Israeli politics -- a picture he dominated for decades.
Now they were reminded in a sense on the first of January when the medical facility that was treating him announced that his health had deteriorated with a renal failure and blood infection. So, it doesn't really come as much of a surprise. In fact, what really surprises many people, including myself is that Thursday afternoon, the doctors at the Tel Hashomer Hospital in Tel Aviv where he was staying, were saying he has less than 24 hours to live. That was Thursday. Here we are Saturday afternoon Jerusalem time and he finally passes away.
And certainly from the statements we are getting from the hospital, they underscore that this was a man of incredible strength. In fact, the hospital official who came out and announced the former prime minister's death said "the prime minister was a man who lived through many difficult situations and during the last week, he showed great strength and steadfastness."
So this was a man who even though people knew was out of the picture, certainly the nation will be mourning now that the news spreads that he has passed away.
PAUL: All right. Ben Wedeman, thank you so much for bringing us perspective there from Jerusalem. We appreciate it.
BLACKWELL: We'll be right back.
BLACKWELL: All right. Welcome back. 36 minutes after the hour. Let's talk some entertainment in the "E Block" this morning.
PAUL: Ok, pop the champagne or, you know, whatever your drink of choice is. Awards season in full swing and tomorrow, some of Hollywood's biggest names lining the red carpet for the annual Golden Globe Awards.
BLACKWELL: Indeed. Here to talk about this year's picks and predictions is Kim Serafin -- she is the senior editor of "In Touch Weekly"; and editor-in-chief of AlwaysAList.com Jawn Murray. Welcome to both of you.
Before we get to the nominees, let's talk about the comedians who are hosting -- Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. They're returning for a second year. They really set the tone. What do we expect -- let's start with you Jawn -- from the duo this year?
JAWN MURRAY, ALWAYSALIST.COM: They were awesome last year so I know that they're going to step it up. You know they had the drinking game last year. It made it home. You could participate at home as long as you were home and not driving. They're brilliant comedians and we're expecting them to just raise the bar.
PAUL: Ok. What about you, Kim? Any predictions?
KIM SERAFIN, "IN TOUCH WEEKLY": Yes. You know, I think they're going to be great. I mean these are two women that come from "SNL." So they understand live performing. They understand improv. That is their background.
And with the Golden Globes, it's one of those shows where anything can happen because the alcohol is flowing very freely. There is an open bar. So they can go with the flow. They can play off of anything that happens in the audience. And they will. They'll be out in the audience. They'll be dressed up.
This is their background and they can go off script a little bit. So I expect a lot from them.
PAUL: I would love to be in the control room, wouldn't you?
BLACKWELL: Oh yes. I would love to be in our control room some days but theirs especially.
PAUL: Oh yes, those people back there have got to be going crazy with live stuff like that.
Let's talk about the nominees here, too. One of the year's frontrunners here -- "American Hustle," about a 1970s con man in New Jersey. Let's take a look at the clip here.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
JENNIFER LAWRENCE, ACTRESS: Say something. The top coat is like perfumey, but there's also something rotten. And I know that (inaudible) I can't get enough of it. Smell it. It's true -- totally. Historically, the best perfumes in the world are all laced with something nasty.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It is true.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It is true.
LAWRENCE: I really love them. Oh, my gosh.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I can't get enough of that smell.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I can't get enough.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Carmine, smell her nails. Smell her nails. Rotten and delicious.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
PAUL: All right, Jawn, what do you think? Is this a shoe-in -- "American Hustle"?
MURRAY: Yes, I do think it's going to win the best picture in the comedy or musical category. It's a great film, it has great momentum going into the awards and I predict it will take home the Golden Globe.
BLACKWELL: I want to come to you about this movie "Philomena." It is based on a true story about a woman searching for her long lost son.
Let's watch a clip.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
DAME JUDI DENCH, ACTRESS: I did not abandon my child. He was taken from me.
STEVE COOGAN, ACTOR: Spent her lifetime trying to find him.
I met him.
COOGAN: At the White House.
DENCH: Dear God. What is he like? Did you remember anything he said?
COOGAN: It must have been "Hi."
(END VIDEO CLIP)
BLACKWELL: Dame Judi Dench can do no wrong in my eyes. Kim, what do you think about "Philomena" tomorrow night -- it's status?
SERAFIN: You know, I think that for comedy category, "American Hustle" definitely hands down and that wins it. And drama, I think "Philomena" while it's great, I think that "12 Years a Slave" is the film to be. I think for sure, this is the film. If anything we might see an upset, it might be "Gravity" because the Golden Globes might go for "Gravity" because it obviously has gotten so much publicity, so much hype. So many people loved it. Though I think "12 Years a Slave" really is the film.
PAUL: All right. Let's move on. Best actor -- what do you think -- Jawn?
MURRAY: Best actor, I think it's going to be -- I just blank -- oh Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Picking up on what Kim left about "12 Years a Slave" -- it is the year of "12 Years a Slave" for the awards show season. His performance was absolutely brilliant. And I do think they're going to take it home for his critically acclaimed performance.
BLACKWELL: Do you agree with that, Kim?
SERAFIN: You know, I think Leonardo DiCaprio gets it for the comedy category because "Wolf of Wall Street" is so good. But actually I think in drama I think I might go to Robert Redford for "All is Lost." He is such a legend. He's actually not even gotten any awards from the Golden Globes other than the Legend awards like the Cecil B. DeMille award.
He hasn't gotten an actual Golden Globe award. So I think this year, finally Robert Redford might get it -- it's his chance to get it. Or Matthew McConaughey -- I would love to see him get it for "Dallas Buyers Club"; a guy who is such a good person in rom-coms and now has progressed into such an amazing performance in "Dallas Buyers Club." That would be great to see Matthew McConaughey get it.
BLACKWELL: Wow. So let's talk TV. The only show I have really, really have to see every time it airs is "Scandal." Anyone who watches this show knows I love "Scandal." What is the chance that "Scandal" can win something? It wasn't nominated for an Emmy for best drama, how about tomorrow night at the Golden Globes, Jawn?
MURRAY: Well, I think Kerry Washington stands a good chance of taking home the best actress category for "Scandal." But also in the TV realm, look for "Breaking Bad" to have a good night, as well as "The Big Bang Theory." Both of those shows will do exceptionally well. I, like you, Victor "Scandal" is appointment television for me, it's must see TV. And I want it to get more awards and more critical acclaim with the award shows. Kerry is getting some shine, but I want the show overall to do better as well.
BLACKWELL: Absolutely. And save all the conversation for the commercial breaks. Do not talk while the show is on. All right.
PAUL: Jawn Murray and Kim Serafin, thank both you so much.
You know we'll be talking to them afterwards.
PAUL: The big wrap-up.
BLACKWELL: Still to come on NEW DAY, blurring the lines between cool and downright creepy.
BLACKWELL: Facial recognition apps are in the works. They can scan your face and look up private information about you, create an ID, the name, your address, your relationship status. We will explain that. (COMMERCIAL BREAK)
PAUL: All right. Time for our weekly segment "Tech is Ruining My Life" -- looking at the good, the bad and the ugly technology.
BLACKWELL: We begin with a new messaging app that could protect your privacy but also save cheating spouses.
PAUL: It is called "Confide." It essentially takes security to the next level by forcing a recipient to drag their fingers across the screen to read an encrypted message. The creators say it is a way to ensure that no one can snap a photo of the message.
BLACKWELL: And finally like other apps on the market. It also destroys the message shortly after it is sent. So that's something that's good.
PAUL: All right. Single guys and gals -- you know what I'm talking. You walk by someone cute -- you wonder "Who are you? What are you all about here?" Or you even dreamed of calling them one day if you just knew their phone number.
BLACKWELL: Yes, it's happening.
PAUL: There is an app for that.
BLACKWELL: There is an app now. "Name Tag" for example, is a new facial recognition app in the works. And what apps like can do with Google glass blurs the line between cool and what Christi thinks is just downright creepy.
PAUL: I do think it's creepy. Essentially it can spot any face it sees. Yes, even your mug and match it in real-time to information online. Meaning a stranger can basically look at you almost instantly and know your personal information.
BLACKWELL: Everything from your name and contact information to criminal history, if there is one, and anything else posted on social media like Facebook.
MacAfee online security expert Robert Siciliano joins us now. All right. So what should we make of an app like this. I mean one -- where did this come from? Why do we have one now?
ROBERT SICILIANO, MACAFEE ONLINE SECURITY EXPERT: Well, facial recognition is about 20 years old or more. It is a technology that is used to identify people for security purposes. But it has never really come into its own, you know. We're not using it every day say to get on planes. But it has evolved through companies like Facebook and Google as well as part of social.
And so when you tag someone in social, that is a form of facial recognition. And now more applications are adopting this technology essentially to identify people in a number of different ways.
PAUL: It sounds like a breeding ground for stalkers for me. But I'm wondering, you know, even taking it to the next level, can someone steal your identity just by looking at you?
SICILIANO: So, I don't see an immediate security implication in regards to identity theft with this type of technology. The good is that for security professionals like in the form of a background check, it could be used to identify people, you know, provide a form of identity proofing. The bad, of course, stalkers and pedophiles may use it for evil purposes. Kind of like a gun, it could be used for good and bad.
In the end, this technology is going to proliferate. And we all need to be aware that privacy to a certain degree is eroding. So what you post is going to be around forever including photos.
BLACKWELL: So I was all in for this app. You thought it was creepy. I thought it was cool until I learned more about the contact information available. Is it possible someone can just see you and maybe see a few trinkets you have on, snap a photo of you and find out your address and then head to your home?
SICILIANO: Well, that is possible with facial recognition. Somebody finds out your name, they can search your name and find out that same information -- your e-mail address, your phone number, your address -- simply with your name. Googling yourself, you could find that same data as well.
Somebody snaps a photo of you and not knowing your name, it is possible down the road -- maybe now that that can occur as well.
PAUL: Is this the new norm? I mean is this what we're going to come to expect? Part of me thinks I don't know what to tell my kids.
SICILIANO: Well, this is the norm. It is the responsibility of the individual to manage their online reputation, the information that is out there about them and knowing about these applications and how to manage them. Actually signing up for this app allows you to opt out to a certain degree. It gives you more control.
So, you know, as creepy as it may be and as cool as it may be to some -- it is the way it is. The more involved you are and understand the implications of this stuff, the more control you can have over again your online reputation.
BLACKWELL: Am I thinking too much about this? When I think about this app and Google Glass, that if I'm wearing the glasses --
BLACKWELL: I can just wink and save a person for later and then decide what I want to do with it once I get home. Can these two types of technology work together?
SICILIANO: So, yes. I wouldn't say you are thinking too much about it. This is the way the people should be thinking. If they are thinking in depth in regards to these technologies and how they work in the potential both good and bad, that is the way you should actually process all this stuff. Because over time, that gives you more control over it. That gives you more depth and perspective over it as to how to deal with it because like you all said, this is really the new norm.
BLACKWELL: Wow. Robert Siciliano, McAfee online security expert. Thank you so much.
The idea that I could with Google Glasses --
BLACKWELL: -- wink at someone and then that could be a flirt and then also have their phone number once I want to use it.
PAUL: He makes a great point. It really does make us -- force us to be more disciplined about what -- watching what's out there online about ourselves.
BLACKWELL: Yes, we have to be careful.
PAUL: A Hollywood actress shares the secret behind her success -- her 17-year marriage is working for her. So why are some women outraged?
I had a conversation with Candace Cameron Bure and we're going to show it to you next.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Michelle, that's my diary. You shouldn't be looking at this.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Don't worry. I don't know how to read, anyway.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Oh, right. Just stay out of my stuff, honey ok?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Okie-dokie.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
PAUL: Ok. You're going to remember her as D.J. Tanner, right?
PAUL: On the 90s hit television series "Full House."
BLACKWELL: Yes. Now Candace Cameron Bure is out with a brand new book called "Balancing It All: A How-To Guide For Juggling Career, Children and Marriage."
PAUL: Right. So it is that last one, the marriage that has gotten a lot of attention this week. Here's why. In her book, she writes, and this is a quote, "I chose to fall into a more submissive role in our relationship because I wanted to do everything in my power to make my marriage and family work," unquote.
Well, I sat down with Candace. And you know what; she just set the record straight on that term "submissive" that has everybody all twerked up and her marriage relationship to retired hockey player Val Bure.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
CANDACE CAMERON BURE, ACTRESS: I tend to take on a more submissive role within my marriage. That makes my marriage work. And I use the word "submission" in a biblical definition, and I think that is why it is such a hot button. It rubs people the wrong way.
I think many people think of the word "submission" in a perverted sense, in almost a "50 Shades of Grey" type of way or in an oppressive way or a dictatorship. My marriage is anything but those three that I just mentioned. I love and respect my husband as my husband does for me.
And in the bible, when it calls for women to respect their husbands and to submit or to subject them as the leaders of the family, it also calls for husbands to love their wives as they love themselves. There is none of us that don't love ourselves.
The bible says we clothe ourselves, we feed ourselves every day. We love ourselves, so our husbands are to love our wives. Love their wives in that sense. Our relationship is a wonderful relationship where the goal is just to honor God. We're partners in our marriage. We're not -- it is not in the context that people are making this out to be that is weird or perverted.
PAUL: When do you decide -- do you share it all the time? When you mention, you know, strength under control. How do you manifest that? Do you pick your battles so to speak?
BURE: I do. You know, listening to this my husband would probably laugh and go "Are you kidding me? Like my wife doesn't have an opinion? She has an opinion every single second." I do not live in a dictatorship. It's not like my husband tells me what to do. I would not -- that is not a marriage.
But I'm talking about big life decisions. Hey, honey, should we home school the kids? Should they go to public school? Should they go to private school? What city should we live in? Should we be in California or in Los Angeles or Napa Valley? Where our home -- I mean big life decisions. We talk about those things and discuss them as with everything.
But if we ultimately disagree on something or even agree, I mean I want my husband to make the call and I will trust that that is going to be the best decision for our family. The way we honor one another is not to go, I told you so if you would have chose my way it would have been better -- of course not. I respect the decision as he would respect my decision. And we help each other make a better decision the next time if it wasn't the best one.
PAUL: How does your husband honor you?
BURE: There is nothing more important to my husband than me and our three children. And my husband after he retired from hockey -- he retired early from hockey because he went this game physically is not worth it for me to not be able to spend time with my wife and be able to play with my children and throw a ball with them or whatever they want to do because he didn't want to be physically unable to do that because of the brutality of hockey.
And my husband even after retirement, he works. We have a wine label in Napa Valley. He works very hard and diligently, but has even chosen a career after hockey so that the schedule is flexible enough that he is home with us. My husband couldn't love his family any more. Clearly, that's why we have been married for 17 years.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
PAUL: I was going to say, I have a lot of respect for her because she doesn't back down from what she said. She talks about what works in her marriage. And there aren't a lot of marriages that last 17 years. They're doing something really well here. BLACKWELL: Yes, the idea of submission is such a hot topic. I remember during the GOP primaries when an interviewer during one of the debates asked Michele Bachmann after she'd said wives submit to your husband if as president she would submit to her husband, Marcus Bachmann. And there were audible boos in the audience.
So still a really hot topic. But great conversation.
PAUL: Yes, she was great. She was great.
BLACKWELL: Time now for today's "Must See Moments."
PAUL: Take a look at this kid. Riding along in the backseat of mom's car, strapped in the car seat and Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" is playing just as the hook drops -- take a look.
BLACKWELL: Yes, yes, I love that song. I have been there when you hear the chorus.
PAUL: If your fist comes out.
BLACKWELL: Yes. You see that tiny little fist come out.
PAUL: Here. We're going to see it again?
BLACKWELL: Mom driving there. The little fist comes out. Cell phone pointed back there so you can see it.
PAUL: There it is.
PAUL: We're with you buddy. We're with you. Look at him go. BLACKWELL: The new power (inaudible).
Thanks so much for starting your morning with us.
PAUL: We have so much more for you ahead on NEW DAY SATURDAY which continues right now.