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TV Station Sends False Zombie Alarm; Chicago Murder Suspects Face Judge; Naomi Campbell Talks About Catwalk.

Aired February 12, 2013 - 13:30   ET



Douglas, we'll be watching closely. Thanks for joining us. Appreciate it.

Not one but two Republicans, as Douglas mentioned, are going to give responses to the State of the Union address. Florida Senator Marco Rubio going to deliver the official GOP response to the president. Rubio's seen as a rising star for many in the party. Fellow Republican, Senator Paul Rand (ph), however, from Kentucky, could steal some of the spotlight. He's delivering the Tea Party reaction. Both sides said to be trending carefully. Senator Rand (ph) says dueling responses are not going to divide the Republicans.

And today, quick look at the top three videos on Number three, a video of animation of a nuclear test carried out by North Korea today. Number two, video of Brent Nut, whose wife is stranded on the Carnival "Triumph," that cruise ship. He says that his wife told him, quote, "I don't want to die." Number one most popular video on today -- Oh, look at him at him. This little guy, he's Colin. He's the son of Army Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha, who was awarded the Medal of Honor yesterday. He stole the show. Such a cutie. Look at him. There he goes.

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MALVEAUX: So we have good news for more than 4,000 people who are stuck aboard that crippled cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico. Just talked to the Coast Guard command, who are is escorting the ship to port in Alabama. He says they could be there as early as Wednesday evening. Tugboats are towing that ship right now. They were headed to a port in Progresso, Mexico, but the winds shifted north. The ship's been without power since a fire that broke out on Sunday. Passengers are telling us really horror stories about the overflowing toilets, no air-conditioning, fights over food, and all of that. So we wish them the best.

The search goes on as well for the former LAPD officer, Christopher Dorner. He is accused of killing a cop, two other people as well. Authorities have now offered a $1 million reward. So far, the trail has gone cold. Surveillance video of Dorner from two days before the shootings show him shopping for scuba gear at a sporting goods store. The jazz world is mourning the death of Donald Byrd, a trumpet player who helped start the so-called Hard Bop movement of the '50s. Listen.




Byrd was 80 years old. He played with everyone, from John Coltrane to Thelonious Monk and Sunny Rollins. But he was also well known for being a music teacher at Howard University, Rutgers and Cornell.

The Dow now passing 14,000 mark again. You might be tempted to get in on the action. We've got tips on how to do it.


MALVEAUX: A quick check of the markets there. The Dow at more than 14,000. You might remember, recently closing above the 14,000 mark for the first time since 2007. Also tail end of the earnings season. New highs tempting folks to get back into the market, start investing again. But like me and many others, if you've been burned by the market over the last five years, maybe you don't know how.

Ali Velshi, Christine Romans have ideas on this week's "How to Speak Money."


CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: In case you live in a cave, you might not know stocks are chasing their all-time highs. Look at S&P 500, up about 7 percent so far this year. So a lot of you are starting to put money back to mark. You look at the "CNN Money" Fear & Greed Index, it shows investors are greedier than ever.

And as Warren Buffett likes to say, be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful. The question is, should you get in here or get out here?

ALI VELSHI, CNN CHIEF BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: It's the wrong question because what I have been telling you for years, and you've been telling people, put your money in the market on a consistent basis. If you've got money in savings accounts you're losing money because interest rates are not keeping up with --




MALVEAUX: Less than an hour from now in Washington, the Senate Armed Services Committee will be debating Chuck Hagel's nomination as defense secretary. They're going to vote after they finish those talks. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the full Senate could vote on the nomination as early as tomorrow. Hagel, the former Republican Senator from Nebraska, faces some strong opposition from his fellow Republicans.

Also on Capitol Hill, the Judiciary Committee holding a hearing on gun violence. It's the second hearing since the December shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. Witnesses from both sides of the gun control debate are testifying on the constitutionality of new gun laws.

And Arkansas, people will soon be able to bring guns into church. State House members have overwhelmingly passed a bill that allows concealed guns to be carried in churches and other houses of worship. The Arkansas Senate passed it last week. The governor plans to sign the bill into law.

And of course, if you're sitting at home watching TV, a warning about zombies, rising out of the grave comes on. Well, it happened. We're going to tell you why.


MALVEAUX: Imagine this, a warning goes over the emergency system saying that a zombie apocalypse is about to happen. Well, this happened when hackers broke into a Montana TV station's alert system with the following warning saying, "The dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living."

Dan Simon --


-- what happened here? Clearly, a bunch of hackers got into the system and successfully pulled off something that could have turned out really pretty badly.

DAN SIMON, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, you know, this is quite the talker today, as you might expect. Some people say it's the best prank of all time. Others say it's the worst prank.

Let's set the stage for you. This is KRTV, Great Falls, Montana, the CBS station, they're airing "The Steve Wilko Show," syndicated TV show, when the Emergency Alert System goes off, and this is what viewers saw. Take a look.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living. Follow the messages onscreen that will be updated as information becomes available. Do not attempt to approach or apprehend these bodies as they are considered extremely dangerous.



SIMON: Yes, it's called the zombie apocalypse. If you didn't catch all of that, the message said that "Dead bodies are rising from the graves." This went on for quite a bit.

The station put out a statement. Let's read this to you. "Someone apparently someone hacked into the Emergency Alert System and announced on KRTV and the C.W. there was an emergency in several Montana counties. This message did not originate from KRTV and there is no emergency. Our engineers are investigating to determine what happened and if it affected other media outlets."

Turns out, Suzanne, it did affect other outlets. This also happened in Michigan, to a couple of stations there. The same thing going on. Somebody figures out how to hack into the Emergency Alert System and wreaking havoc on a few stations across the country. Amazing stuff. The Michigan Association of Broadcasters tells us that nothing like this has ever happened before.

MALVEAUX: Did anybody buy it? Was anybody worried about zombies?


SIMON: You know what? Believe it or not, a bunch of people called the station and said they were frightened, believe it or not. Were they actually frightened? Who knows? But it did prompt a lot of phone calls.

And, by the way, as you might expect, the authorities are looking into this.

MALVEAUX: Dan, thank you very much.

The zombies are not taking over.

Appreciate it.

Here's what we're working on for this hour. 42 and fabulous, Naomi Campbell sitting down with CNN to talk about the catwalk.


MALVEAUX: In Chicago, two young men go before a judge today, facing murder charges. Police say they killed Hadiya Pendleton on a playground, days after she performed at President Obama's inauguration parade. She was shot a mile north of the Obamas' home in Chicago.

Ted Rowlands joins us on the phone from the courthouse.

Ted, first of all, what do we know about these guys, and how were they caught?

TED ROWLANDS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Well, Suzanne, we just left the bond area here with Michael Ward, 18-year-old Michael Ward and 20-year-old Kenneth Williams. In the hearing, we learned more about the state's case against them.

First off, the judge did not release them on bond. They are on no- bond situation. So they will be in custody until their next court appearance. But what we're learning from prosecutors in front of this prosecutor, laid out the case, they say that Ward, the 18-year-old, confessed on videotape to them with specifics about circling this park where she and her friends were after school, after they finished their final exams, and believing that one of the rival gang members, to their gang, was in this group. He said, according to police, and according to prosecutors, he got out of the car, with a gun, and opened fire into this crowd of people, hitting her in the back once, and that would be, of course, a fatal wound to her.

The judge listened to prosecutors lay out their case and then didn't take very long to say no bail for either one of these gentlemen.


GARRY MCCARTHY, CHICAGO POLICE SUPERINTENDENT: Michael Ward has confessed and indicated that Hadiya was not the intended target. In fact, the defendants had it all wrong. They thought the group they shot into included members of a rival gang. Instead, it was a group of upstanding, determined kids who, like Hadiya, were repulsed by the gang lifestyle.


ROWLANDS: Now, a superintendent, Garry McCarthy, last night at a press conference announcing the arrest of Michael Ward and Kenneth Williams.

Hadiya Pendleton's parents were not here. They're in Washington. They will be at the State of the Union tonight as guests of the Obamas.

However, there were friends of her family here. And when it was announced there would be no bail, one of them raised his fist in the courtroom and after which said that he'll be calling Hadiya's parents to tell them the news and that they're very pleased these young men were not let out.

MALVEAUX: Ted, do we have any sense of whether or not they have actually gotten the news about these two young men, and how they feel about it?

ROWLANDS: We don't know how they feel about it. The sense is that they definitely know that -- what has happened. The gentlemen who were in court representing the Pendleton family were immediately going to be leaving and calling them in Washington and letting them know exactly what happened in court.

We did hear from them earlier today, on CNN, and they said that they were very pleased with the arrests. Obviously, heart broken with the loss of their daughter. Her father, Hadiya Pendleton's father told the "Chicago Tribune," learning of the arrest, the first time he smiled since his daughter died.

MALVEAUX: Ted Rowlands, thank you very much.

We know the parents will be in fact -- or are planning to attend the president's State of the Union speech tonight.

We'll be back with more after a quick break.


MALVEAUX: At Fashion Week in New York, what menswear is having on women's lines as well. Look at this. The models on the catwalk demonstrating just how feminine the influence of men's fashion can be, from dresses to trousers, coats, and accented by men's styled hats and even footwear.

Not every day you get to sit down with someone on top of the fashion world, but Alina Cho sat down with Naomi Campbell, nothing short of fabulous at 42. Take a look.



ALINA CHO, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Naomi Campbell puts the super in supermodel. Her legendary career, the face, that body, the diva reputation. Through it all, Campbell manages to make virtually every appearance --

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You look gorgeous.

CHO: -- look like a catwalk.

NAOMI CAMPBELL, SUPERMODEL: I've had a very colorful life, I could say.

CHO: A professional life that started at age 5 --


CHO: -- as an extra in this Bob Marley video.

Discovered as a face at age 14, she soon started modeling. And in short order landed a series of firsts. First black model on the cover of "Time," French "Vogue," British "Vogue," and most recently seen here on the cover of Italian "Vogue".

CAMPBELL: We've also built a reputation sometimes being a little difficult to work with. My lateness was terrible. But I get there and I get the job done. So I never believed in giving an excuse.

CHO: No excuses, no regrets.

(on camera): Does it upset you that people still bring up --

CAMPBELL: Not at all.

CHO: -- the cell phone?

CAMPBELL: Not at all. I feel like I've grown from it. But it doesn't upset me. (CHEERING)

CHO (voice-over): So much so, after 26 years in the modeling business, fabulous at 42, Campbell is now taking on another role, star and executive producer of a new reality TV show.

CAMPBELL: I don't want any fights amongst you.

CHO: Part "America's Top Model," part "The Voice," "The Face," debuting on the Oxygen Network, pits Campbell's team of aspiring models against two other teams, coached by supermodels. The winner lands a national beauty contract.

ANNOUNCER: Live, New York.

CHO: Like any good reality show, there is drama.


CAMPBELL: I wanted this to be authentic. So that meant picking up the phone and asking for these favors.

CHO (on camera): From people like --

CAMPBELL: Stephano Tonchi.

CHO (voice-over): Editor-in-chief of "W" magazine.

(on camera): How is it that we get older and she stays the same?


STEPHANO TONCHI, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, "W" MAGAZINE: Well, she has the right genes, I would say.

CHO (voice-over): Some say "The Face" shows the Naomi that her friends know.

(on camera): How does the new Naomi differ from the old Naomi, do you think? The older, wiser Naomi?

STEPHANIE SEYMOUR, SUPERMODEL: Oh, I love the older, wiser Naomi. I loved the young, wild Naomi. I love Naomi because I know her, her heart and soul.

CHO (voice-over): In an industry that is fickle, Campbell is both a supermodel and a survivor.

Alina Cho, CNN, New York.


MALVEAUX: Again, "The Face" starts tonight on Oxygen Network at 9:00 eastern.

You can watch Alina's special, "Fashion: Backstage Pass," Saturday at 2:30 p.m. eastern right here on CNN.

Valentine's Day a couple of days away. We have a challenge for you. Send us a valentine video for someone you love. Use Vine, which is Twitter's new video-sharing application. Post your video by 2:00 p.m. eastern tomorrow. Use the hash tag #CNNvalentine. And on Valentine's Day, we'll show the best videos on CNN and on our web site as well. Here is an example of one of them.

CNN NEWSROOM continues with Brooke Baldwin.

BROOKE BALDWIN, CNN ANCHOR: 4,000 people are stuck, right now, on a cruise ship with sewage running down the walls, toilets broken, fistfights over food. You will hear from one of the passengers.

I'm Brooke Baldwin.