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Gordon Brown Visits Pakistan; Democrats, Republicans Position Themselves for Fiscal Cliff Debate; US CIA Director Petraeus Resigns; New Archbishop of Canterbury; African Congregations React to New Archbishop; American Anglican Reaction; Leading Women: India's Richest Self-Made Woman; "Skyfall" May Be Highest-Grossing Bond Film; Roger Moore: Bond on Bond
Aired November 9, 2012 - 16:00 ET
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BECKY ANDERSON, HOST: You're watching CNN. This is Connect the World with me Becky Anderson live from London.
Just hours before the U.S. President Barack Obama accepted the resignation of the director of the CIA David Petraeus over an extramarital affair, he made his first major speech since his election victory on Tuesday with a new mandate to lead the nation. The president urged cooperation from all parties to deal with the looming economic crisis facing America, but the president made it clear there's one area where he is not willing to compromise.
Have a listen to this.
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BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I want to be clear, I'm not wedded to every detail of my plan. I'm open to compromise. I'm open to new ideas. I'm committed to solving our fiscal challenges. But I refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. I'm not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes.
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ANDERSON: All right.
CNN's financial and political experts joining us tonight to talk through the significance of President Obama's comments and the far reaching effect.
Richard joins from New York and Athena Jones is on Capitol Hill.
Athena, stand by for us.
Richard, let's start with you, markets have just closed in New York this Friday, what's Wall Street's verdict over these comments from the president?
RICHARD QUEST, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: The market swung quite dramatically up and down and then just sort of hovered around the zero level, which is a very good and clear indication, Becky, however it finished, the total and - I mean, look at that number, up four points - the total and utter unease, dis-ease, un - whatever you want to call it, they don't like the fact that as a result of the election there is going to be gridlock. And no matter what the president and John Boehner siad and Harry Reid says and Mitch McConnell said, or any of the other leadership. And there's a big summit meeting next Friday at the White House to try and start putting a deal together, a grand bargain if you like, they still believe that the risk is very real that the economy goes over the so-called fiscal cliff.
ANDERSON: We want to talk about that. You and I have been talking about this over the last couple of days. But just to remind our viewers what this fiscal cliff actually means, Richard, bear with me for a moment, I'm going to use some of the graphics you've been - you've been using over the past 24 hours. It's basically a big contentious austerity package. It will come into effect, of course, in January unless Republicans and Democrats work together to prevent it.
So think of it like this, as Richard has been explaining or I will explain to you again, this car represents the United States facing a major hazard ahead. From December 31, if this car continues to ignore the warnings, a raft of spending cuts will come into effect and perhaps more importantly these historic tax cuts will expire along with an unemployment benefits extension, all of these combined are worth some $7 trillion and could lead to a contraction of GDP of around 1.3 percent in the first half of 2013.
Now I'm going to try and make that a little bit more inclusive for you and I watching this tonight. If we were living in the states, those actions that may happen in January would translate to about $2,000 more in taxes for you and I, but for the super rich it could be as much as $120,000. More understandable, then, the economy would shrink as people won't be spending. They won't be able to afford it. But at the moment, that car is only teetering on the edge, because congress can still act to pull it back from the brink.
So the question is can both sides come together to avert financial disaster.
Well, earlier the speaker of the House, a Republican, made it clear he wants to tackle the deficit, but he also made it clear he doesn't think increasing tax rates is the way to do it.
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REP. JOHN BOEHNER, (R) OHIO: You know, on Wednesday I outlined a responsible path forward to avert the fiscal cliff without raising tax rates. About 24 hours after I spoke, the Congressional Budget Office released a report showing that the most harmful consequences of the fiscal cliff come from increasing tax rates.
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ANDERSON: I want to get to Athena and ask a clearer idea of the politics at play here. Athena, have we seen any signs of progress so far. Is the stage set for what can only be described as a political showdown at this point?
ATHENA JONES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, certainly yes to the second half, the stage is set for a political showdown. The lines have been drawn months ago, more than a year ago. We know what the sticking point is, it's this whole issue of taxes.
Now is there going to be some progress? Certainly in the last few days we've seen a more conciliatory tone from both sides. We heard from Speaker Boehner not just today, but also last night in an interview he gave. We heard from him on Wednesday. We heard from the president for the first time today.
So at least everyone is talking about this. They understand the consequences to the economy, to business, of going over this fiscal cliff. But it doesn't mean that it's all that clear quite yet what this common ground that everyone is talking about really is, and where it is?
I'll say one thing that House Speaker brought up today, John Boehner. He said everything on the revenue side and everything on the spending side has to be looked at. That sounds like an opening. But he also said again that he didn't want to see this revenue that he says he's open to, that his party would be open to, he didn't want to see that coming from higher tax rates on the rich. He did talk about loopholes, maybe getting rid of some loopholes, getting rid of some deductions, that could mean that some wealthier people end up paying more in taxes, but it's not the same as changing tax rates.
And it's interesting also from President Obama, we heard him really sticking to his guns there from that clip you played saying that he doesn't want to see ordinary people bear the burden of bringing down the deficit, he wants to see the rich pay more. He ran on this.
But it's interesting, also, that he didn't say the word, he didn't say tax rates. So he - it seems like maybe there could be some wiggle room there, but it's really hard to say right now. We're going to have to watch this very, very closely. And next Friday will be a big indicator - Becky.
ANDERSON: This is going to (inaudible). Athena, thank you for that.
Richard in New York thank you.
I know the White House will have one eye on this story, one eye on the story of the moment, of course, which is the fact that in the last hour or so the CIA director David Petraeus has resigned over an extramarital affair. The president of the U.S. has accepted his resignation. Of course, as we get more on that breaking news story, we will bring it to you this evening.
You're watching Connect the World here out of London with me Becky Anderson.
Still to come tonight, a month after Malala Yousufzai was shot, her campaign to educate Pakistan's children gets an international voice. That and more after this.
ANDERSON: You're watching Connect the World live out of London this evening. I'm Becky Anderson. Welcome back.
Now the Pakistani president has backed a scheme aimed at getting all the country's kids into education. Now this comes after an outpouring of support for the activist Malala Yousufzai who was shot by the Taliban, you'll remember, a month ago. Now she is recovering in hospital in Britain. She's become a symbol for education and young people, something her family strongly supports.
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ZIAUDDIN YOUSUFZAI, MALALA'S FATHER: I'm awfully thankful to all peace loving well wishers of Malala Yousufzai who strongly condemn the assassination on Malala, who pray for her help and who support the grand cause of Malala Yousufzai, that is peace, education, freedom of thought and freedom of expression.
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ANDERSON: Well, Malala's story has reached across the globe. And on Friday, her campaign to get an education in Pakistan was backed by the former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Reza Sayah has that report for you.
REZA SAYAH, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: At a girl's school in Islamabad, a warm welcome for former British prime minister Gordon Brown. Songs, poetry, and painting to greet the man who is now the UN special envoy for global education.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It was a really wonderful experience for us. I will always tell about it.
SAYAH: Brown here to press Islamabad to make sure every girl gets an education.
GORDON BROWN, FRM. BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: The march of girl's rights and education cannot be stopped. It is indeed unstoppable.
SAYAH: In Pakistan, the right to education is often hampered by widespread poverty, a bias against girl's education by hardline Islamists, and what many view as corrupt government.
According to the UN, 61 million of the world's school age children don't get an education, and many of those children are here in Pakistan where 5 million Pakistani children are out of school. Out of those 5 million, 3 million are girls. And here's maybe the most troubling outcome, today in Pakistan nearly 50 million adults are illiterate, two-thirds of those adults are women.
Brown comes to Pakistan one month after Taliban gunmen attacked 15- year-old Malala Yousufzai, because she stood up for girl's education. Malala somehow survived the gunshot to her head. She's recovering at a hospital in England. Back in Pakistan, she's fast become an icon of girl's education.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: She's a hero. And she's a role model for everyone - every girl, every girl in this world.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You have to be proud for us that there was Malala in our country. We raise the voice for education, for education of woman.
SAYAH: Thanks to the publicity surrounding the attack against Malala, there's been a renewed focus on a right to a girl's education. But on the world stage, the matter continues to be ignored for the most part by the world's most powerful leaders. A little more than two years ago, Mr. Gordon Brown was one of those powerful leaders.
You know what I can't stop imagining, you coming here as prime minister just to speak about girl's education. I mean, imagine the impact that would have had?
BROWN: I think that there is a time and a place. And the time now is when the Pakistan people are demanding this action.
SAYAH: But it's the top world leaders, they don't seem to be making trips to third-world countries to speak exclusively about girl's education. And that gives the impression that - that gives the impression that maybe it's not high on their priorities.
BROWN: I think you'll see that President Obama and the British government and every other government around the world is supporting Malala. I think you'll find that things are changing.
SAYAH: For now, Pakistan's children are only getting the promise of help. Mr. Brown delivered to Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari a petition with more than 2 million signatures calling on Pakistan to put all children in school. Pakistan and the UN have both pledged to come up with a plan next year.
Reza Sayah, CNN, Islamabad.
ANDERSON: Still to come on Connect the World with me Becky Anderson, he's been a bishop for less than a year but his experience beyond the pulpit may have given him the edge in what is his new job. We'll see who has been chosen the next leader of the world's Anglican communion.
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ROGER MOORE, ACTOR: I could never have done that scene coming out of the water in my trunks. I couldn't hold my stomach in long enough.
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ANDERSON: Roger Moore tells me what he thinks of Daniel Craig as the real James Bond. That coming up and your headlines after this.
BECKY ANDERSON, HOST: You're watching CONNECT THE WORLD here on CNN. I'm Becky Anderson. A warm welcome to our viewers across Europe and around the world. These are the latest world news headlines from CNN.
And in the past hour or so, David Petraeus has stepped down as director of the US Central Intelligence Agency after admitting to an extra- marital affair. In a statement, Petraeus said he showed, and I quote, "extremely poor judgment as both a husband and as leader of the CIA."
Let's head straight to our Intelligence Correspondent, Suzanne Kelly, who's standing by in Washington. What does this mean for the way the organization is run going forward? Does anything change, Suzanne, apart from its head, of course?
SUZANNE KELLY, CNN INTELLIGENCE CORRESPONDENT: Great question, Becky. And in the US, the CIA, the director of the CIA is a politically-appointed position, which means every time there's a different president, and sometimes more often than that, there's someone new in that top leadership role.
So, you always want to kind of look to the number two guy. The number two person in that position right now is the acting deputy director. Michael Morrell was the deputy director, now the acting director of the CIA.
He's been one who has been at the organization for his entire career, 32 years there. He understands the CIA in and out, its mission, what's going on on the ground, everywhere around the world, and he's now been asked by the president to step up and take on that acting director role.
So, there's sort of consistency at the agency even though there's this bombshell in Washington of General Petraeus leaving.
ANDERSON: All right, Suzanne, thank you for that. This news just coming out and hitting Washington, a big story this evening, talking about a big institution, of course. Neither the number of employees nor the size of the CIA's agency budget can, at present, be publicly disclosed.
But I've got to tell you, obviously, it is likely to be the thousands. The budget is also classified. In 1997, the aggregate intelligence budget, which would include the CIA was -- get this -- $26.6 billion. Stick with CNN, we're going to do more on this story as we get it.
In other news, the US president has addressed the country's looming debt crisis. In his first public comments since winning reelection, Barack Obama invited party, business, and labor leaders to the White House next Friday to come up with a plan to avoid what has been seen as a fiscal catastrophe. He also called for the extension of tax cuts for the middle classes.
And a former oil executive has been appointed the next Archbishop of Canterbury. Right Reverend Justin Welby will lead the world's Anglican community when he takes over as head of the Church of England next March.
More on that story now. The new archbishop has got some tough challenges ahead of him, but says he is, and I quote, "utterly optimistic about the church's future." Let's take a quick look at his role, shall we? It's not easy.
The head of the Church of England is the spiritual leader of the world's 77 to 85 million Anglicans. The number is a little contentious at this point. He has no formal authority outside of England, but does have significant influence, and the responsibility to speak for the Anglican Church.
Justin Welby will use that role to try to unite the church in the face of some extremely divisive issues. CNN's Matthew Chance caught up with the bishop today. This is what he said.
MATTHEW CHANCE, CNN SENIOR INTERNATAIONAL CORRESPONDENT: It's a church wracked by deep divisions. Across the globe, tens of millions of Anglicans grapple with issues threatening to divide them and look the Archbishop of Canterbury for spiritual guidance.
Issues like gay marriage, staunchly opposed around the world by church conservatives, including the next archbishop, though he says he will carefully examine his own thinking.
JUSTIN WELBY, INCOMING ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY: It's obviously a very, very major issue in the life of the church, but it's not what defines the church. And with -- there are obviously very deep differences of opinion, which is why I'm being very careful today about what I'm saying.
CHANCE: He's more outspoken, though, in advocating for women bishops, still excluded from holding high Anglican office. Bishop Welby says he wants the role of women in the church changed and will push for it later this month at the general synod, which decides church policy.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The motion is, therefore, carried.
CHANCE (on camera): Justin Welby has only been a bishop for a year, but he brings with him a wealth of real-world experience. For more than a decade, he was an oil executive, an experience which he says has informed his criticisms of corporate greed.
WELBY: You see the way in which good structures help people to make good decisions and to live in good ways, and where a company gets into ways of acting that are wrong. That can be very corrosive on what happens to the individuals working there.
CHANCE: Did you see wrongdoing on the part of the oil companies you worked for in some of the places that you operated in?
WELBY: I was very aware of it, yes. Particularly with some of the communities in the Niger Delta, and also in the last ten years, where I've been working down in the Niger Delta a lot. I was there about three weeks ago, actually.
Just awareness of issues of pollution, of bad handling of communities, of not getting the wealth that comes from under people's ground, not benefiting them in the way it should.
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CHANCE (voice-over): There have been some concerns that a church veteran may have been a better choice, but supporters of the next archbishop say he's a tough evangelical figure, able to broker compromise and unify Anglicans around the world.
Matthew Chance, CNN, London.
ANDERSON: Let me get to Vladimir Duthiers in Nigeria for you, and I'm going to tell you why now. The congregations in Africa tend to be more conservative than those in the West, so I wonder what they are saying.
Just under half of the 43 million Anglicans who are in Africa are in Nigeria. Vladimir is there for you this evening monitoring reaction there. What's the buzz about this new recruit, as it were, Vladimir?
VLADIMIR DUTHIERS, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Hi, Becky. Right. The primate of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, Nicholas Okoh, had some very kind words for the new Archbishop of Canterbury today welcoming him.
But essentially, he said that there are some challenges that are going to be facing him, specifically, as you mentioned, in Nigeria, this is a deeply conservative country. There are a number of issues that the archbishop can attack right now. Number one is the security issues, which has been just boiling over in the northeastern part of the country between Muslims and Christians in Boko Haram, as you know.
But the other is, as Matthew mentioned and as you mentioned as well, the very, very strict belief that there should not be any homosexuals that are priests and no same-sex marriages. This is a country that doesn't even believe -- in some cases, you go out in the street and you ask people about homosexuality, they don't even want to admit that it exists.
And we did talk to some people right outside of an Anglican church today, and this is what one of them had to tell us.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Homosexuality, as a matter of fact, is a transgression, as far as I'm concerned. As an African, it is a total aberration. So I can't imagine a reverend father, a good father that is celebrated, coming to administer the holy communion to me. I can't even stand it. So, in Nigeria, I want to repeat: we don't believe in homosexuality.
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DUTHIERS: So, there you go, Becky. Some really, really big challenges for the Archbishop of Canterbury, but he's very familiar with Nigeria, and I think that he feels confident that he'll be able to meet some of those challenges, Becky.
ANDERSON: Yes, all right, Vladimir. Thank you for that. Let's get some reaction to Welby's appointment from the United States, shall we?
The Right Reverend Shannon Johnston is Bishop of Virginia. He leads one of the largest diocese of the Episcopal Church. That's the American branch of the Anglican Communion. I guess my first question to you, sir, should simply be, do you welcome this appointment?
SHANNON JOHNSTON, BISHOP OF VIRGINIA: Absolutely. I'm highly optimistic and very happy.
ANDERSON: All right. OK. Well, let's find out why. Much has been made of the fact that this man, Mr. Welby, is taking on a congregation of some 85 million. That's huge. He has some real-world experience that many theologians, perhaps, in the past might not have had.
I say, surely that is the least of qualifications that he needs these days going forward, but what is that business experience, that of sort of real-world oil trading experience, what does that bring to the church, do you think?
JOHNSTON: I think that Bishop Justin will bring a wealth of experience in maintaining relationships, in helping to bridge divides, whether they are divides of continent of opinion.
ANDERSON: All right. Can I as you a very, very pointed and frank question? If 20 percent of his communion --
ANDERSON: -- are black, shouldn't he be of color?
JOHNSTON: Well, the -- the question about the appointment is one for the English church to decide, and there certainly has been that opinion expressed.
ANDERSON: I think it's probably larger than 20 percent. You're not going to express an opinion on that tonight, are you?
ANDERSON: He inherits an Anglican communion in one is, let me be quite frank, and unhappy state. So let's talk about some of the issue that he needs to and must address. Will he advocate the inclusion of women bishops, do you think?
JOHNSTON: I certainly think so. That's my experience of Bishop Justin and his opinion of women in the episcopate, and it's something that I certainly support myself.
ANDERSON: What about homosexuals? In or out?
JOHNSTON: I don't think it's as simple as that, as to say in or out. I think Bishop Justin will be listening very carefully, very deliberately. He's a man of profound learning and of deep, deep reflection. And he is an extraordinarily good listener. And as I say, I think he will be able to maintain relationships across the divides of opinion.
ANDERSON: I understand what you're saying, but when you listen to Vladimir Duthiers and hear those that he has spoken to today, I'm afraid that the question is simply as black and white as I've suggested. Because in much of the area where the Anglican Church has a significant communion, homosexuality is illegal.
JOHNSTON: Yes, we're certainly aware of that. We have different context and different provinces of the Anglican communion. It's not been our experience in the Episcopal Church, or certainly in my experience in the Diocese of Virginia, that it is a simple question of in or out.
In fact, my view is that Anglicanism is at its best when it involves - - when it's able to include both ends of the spectrum. I think that's what is the Anglican charism.
ANDERSON: I'm going to ask you for a Twitter-like last comment, 140 characters or less. If Welby has one mission for the Anglican Church as leader in 2012 going forward, what would it be?
JOHNSTON: To maintain engagement with relationships and to promote deep theological and spiritual reflection with one another.
ANDERSON: Good stuff. We hope that he will adhere to your 140 characters or less. We thank you for joining us. We hope to talk to you again in the near future. Your expert on the subject tonight.
You're watching CONNECT THE WORLD live from London. I'm Becky Anderson. She is one of India's richest women. The founder of a biotech giant. But this businesswoman started out in a very different job. That story is next in what is our weekly Leading Women series. You'll see it here on CNN, CONNECT THE WORLD. We're going to take a very short break. That is next after this.
ANDERSON: All right, you're with us out of London, just about a quarter to ten here. "Forbes" Magazine called her one of the world's most powerful women. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is at the top of her game. She's in the world of pharmaceuticals, but you may be surprised to hear how it all began for this week's Leading Woman.
ANDERSON (voice-over): If you thought only IT entrepreneurs started their businesses in a garage, well, meet the exec dubbed India's richest self-made woman, founder of the drug company Biocon.
KIRAN MAZUMDAR-SHAW, CHIARMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, BIOCOM: I call myself an accidental entrepreneur.
ANDERSON: At just 25 with a degree in beer-making, she started Biocon, which today is valued at more than $800 million.
MAZUMDAR-SHAW: It has taken me over 30 years to get from a garage to the huge campus that we have today. It's been a long journey. It's been a very exciting journey.
ANDERSON: With what amounts to less than $200 US today, she helped pioneer the biotechnology sector in India and charted a new course for women in business.
MAZUMDAR-SHAW: I have never let gender get in my way of doing what I wanted to.
ANDERSON: As chairman and managing directory of Biocon, she leads a company that conducts research and manufactures generic drugs and components, partnering with global pharmaceutical companies, such as Bristol-Myers Squibb and Mylan. But for her, it's about more than just business.
This businesswoman and philanthropist is Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.
Bangalore, India is considered among the world's top business centers, often referred to as India's Silicon Valley. It's here Kiran Shaw started Biocon. The town she grew up in became the setting for her vision.
MAZUMDAR-SHAW: I wanted to make sure that we created a research environment for scientists, because we at that time were facing a very strong brain drain of scientists and engineers from India.
ANDERSON: The year was 1978.
MAZUMDAR-SHAW: I couldn't get anyone to lend me any money, let alone invest in my venture. I started up my company in a garage. And a garage was not exactly the best kind of office address to have.
ANDERSON: Shaw eventually found a backer when an Irish businessman looking to expand his holdings helped her start Biocon in India.
Today, Shaw heads a company considered a premier health care firm, with more than 6,000 employees, researching and developing medicines to fight cancer and diabetes, amongst other ailments.
Biocon is the fastest-growing insulin company in India. All of this started using concepts Kiran Shaw learned making yeast for beer.
MAZUMDAR-SHAW: So, that's how I sort of stayed connected with my original expertise in brewing.
ANDERSON: Shaw says it's also important to use her expertise and resources to help those in need. On this day, we're with her as she heads to a low-cost cancer hospital she founded in 2009.
MAZUMDAR-SHAW: And I thought that cancer was one area that needs defeat. Cancer treatment was so expensive, and very few people can afford cancer treatment anywhere in the world.
ANDERSON: A large potion of health care costs in India are paid out of pocket by patients, and major financial hardship for the poor.
MAZUMDAR-SHAW: India is a country where 80 percent of health care spending is out-of-pocket. And therefore, when we talk about the right to health care, we don't even have the vestiges of a decent health care system.
It's not about affluence or poverty. I think every cancer patient needs to be dealt with in a very caring way, with sensitivity, with a sense of compassion. And I think this hospital provides that.
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ANDERSON: In the coming weeks, you'll find out more about Kiran Shaw, including her commitment to education.
ANDERSON: And for more on Leading Women, do log onto cnn.com/leadingwomen. Easy, that one, isn't it?
You're watching CONNECT THE WORLD with me, Becky Anderson. When we come back this Friday evening, I talk to Roger Moore about what he would do differently if he were Bond, James Bond, today.
ANDERSON: Just two weeks since its international premier and the movie "Skyfall" is shaping up to be the highest-grossing Bond film of all time. The 23rd installment of what is the famous spy series has broken box office records in the UK, opens today in the United States, and has already raked in more than $300 million worldwide.
It's being credited with injecting new life into the 50-year-old franchise, and those accolades aren't just coming from movie buffs. One of the longest-serving 007s agrees that "Skyfall" is the best Bond film yet.
Roger Moore, marking this significant year for the spy franchise by taking us through his greatest memories as James Bond in a new book, "Bond on Bond." Of course, I don't have to tell you that it was "Live and Let Die" that first made Moore famous. Well, I spoke --
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ROGER MOORE AS JAMES BOND, "LIVE AND LET DIE": My name's Bond. James Bond.
YAPHET KOTTO, MR. BIG, "LIVE AND LET DIE": Names is for tombstones, baby.
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ANDERSON: I spoke too soon. I spoke to the iconic British star a little earlier and began by asking what he thinks makes "Skyfall" so special.
MOORE: Obviously, Daniel Craig with the combination of Sam Mendes' direction and a wonderful supporting cast. Great villain.
And I've said quite often that I am the -- Sean Connery was the killer and I was the lover. But I think now that I've seen Daniel Craig, I think that Daniel Craig is the real killer. I think -- he is -- but he's also vulnerable.
Daniel Craig plays Bond with such steely determination. He is such a damn good athlete and looks magnificent. I could never have done that scene coming out of the water in my trunks.
MOORE: Couldn't hold my stomach in long enough.
ANDERSON: How difficult was it, Roger, to make the character your own?
MOORE: Well, not very -- not that difficult, because I was going to play it exactly as I play everything else. Me, looking heroic. Which is where the acting comes in.
ANDERSON: I've got some quickfire questions for you. I want the first word or phrase that comes into your mind. Let's kick off. Favorite Bond Girl.
MOORE: My wife, Christina.
ANDERSON: Favorite Bond gadget.
MOORE: Well, I jokingly say the magnetic watch which unzipped Madeline Smith's dress.
MOORE: Which actually was a prop man pulling a wire underneath her dress. He kept his eyes shut, he said.
ANDERSON: Best Bond villain or henchman. You've already alluded to Javier Bardem. How does he stack up?
MOORE: Oh, he's brilliant. And I think rather fascinating. The characterization he has given the villain is entirely different.
ANDERSON: Have you got a favorite Bond line?
MOORE: "Sit!" to the tiger when it leaps out of the bushes at me in "Octopussy."
ANDERSON: Which Bond gadget do you wish that you had had?
MOORE: Well, none that I would use, actually, apart from the wet bike, which was great fun. But certainly a car that you could drive underwater is --
MOORE: -- as the Lotus did.
ANDERSON: When you do look back on your career as James Bond, if you had one thought or reflection, what would it be?
MOORE: I could have done it better.
MOORE: But that's the ego of actors. You always think you can do better.
ANDERSON: Well, we don't think you could have done -- you are, tell me --
MOORE: Bond. James Bond.
ANDERSON: Thank you, sir.
ANDERSON: "You want me to talk?" "No, Mr. Bond, I want you to die." Which movie? @BeckyCNN, Twitter me. I'm Becky, that was CONNECT THE WORLD, thanks for watching.