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AARP Launches "Life Reimagined" Campaign; Arias Trial Jurors Speaking Out; Pot Business is Booming; Moms Now Top Earners
Aired May 29, 2013 - 13:30 ET
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SUZANNE MALVEAUX, CNN ANCHOR: Americans are living longer, retiring later. So at some point, most of us have to think about reinventing ourselves. And for many, it's just necessary. The Census Bureau now says a number of women 65 and older who are still working jumped four percentage points between 1999 and 2010 to more than 12 percent. The number of men, it is close to 21 percent. Another survey finds almost half of Americans don't even think that they have saved enough to retire.
So whether you need to keep working or you just want to try something new, AARP, they are out with this campaign to help you. It is called Life Reimagined. We've got some special guests, Grammy-award winning musician Emilio Estefan and Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino, ambassadors of this campaign.
You guys look great. You've done many things. You've reinvented, reimagined yourselves, time over. And I guess you teamed up on this together. How did this come about, first of all?
DAN MARINO, MIAMI DOLPHINS QUARTERBACK FROM 1983-1999: Well, first of all, I've been a lifestyle ambassador for men for about a year and a half now and been involved with AARP. And it's been a great relationship. And I talked to Emilio about it and he's now ambassador for Life Reimagined and it's something we feel is very important for all ages, especially people that are looking to get reconnected and have the -- that are looking for the next step in life.
MALVEAUX: You guys have done so many things. It's incredible.
Emilio, I'm going to start off with you, of course.
I don't know if a lot of people realize this, but you invented yourself at age 18, you bought an accordion to kick off your music career. And after somebody told you you would never make it as a musician, then you go onto create what I love -- this is one of my favorites -- the Miami Sound Machine.
You cannot forget that. It was just a huge, huge hit. One hit after another, 30 Grammy Award nominations to follow. The rest is history. But you reinvented yourself to become a businessman and now part owner of the Miami Dolphins. Tell us a bit about the transition that you made. EMILIO ESTEFAN, FORMER MUSICIAN & PART OWNER OF MIAMI DOLPHINS: I think I'm the kind of guy that loves life. They came to me to offer this ambassador. I felt this is nonprofit and I try to help people. I failed when I was a kid they told me at 17 years old I was never too old to learn music and then O won Grammys. People sometimes need to have a little bit of courage. This company definitely is helping. It's doing great things to all the people. When you go to the website, you will find incredible things that will make you blow you away.
MALVEAUX: How did you do that though? How did you know you could do so many different things?
ESTEFAN: You know something? I think I'm the kind of person that, like I tell you, I love life, getting creative in the morning, living life and being in the best country in the world, every dreams can come true, it can happen. When I started my music many years ago I remember even was rejected saying this will never work. I feel you can get so much advice when you come to this organization, and they will help you, you know, plan. Now these people are still working when they are 60 years old, 65, they are the top guys in the news corporations, but sometimes people need to start planning when you are 45 or 50 years old because you learn a lot of things when you do before you are 60.
MALVEAUX: Dan, tell us a bit about how you actually get this thing done, how you do it here. You had to reinvent yourself at 37 years old. You had this amazing career with the Miami Dolphins, but then, you know, as an athlete, it's a short career that you have. You really have to parlay that into something else, becoming a very highly successful sports commentator. Not everybody can do that. What do you think you have to do?
MARINO: First of all, you're very fortunate to play the game you love your whole life. For any athlete, baseball, football, basketball, whatever it may be, you end up retiring at a young age. Nothing's ever going to really replace that. So you have to think about while you're playing or in your career that what you might like to do afterwards.
For me, I always had an interest in television. I was interested in, you know, working and being in TV. And it keeps you close to the game. For me, that's what I liked. So the next best thing for me was to be in television and talking about football.
But, you know, really for anybody, it's what's next for you, what's going to make you satisfied in life. And it's all about, too, is coming up with ideas that things are you're going to enjoy as time goes on.
MALVEAUX: Emilio, I know your wife, musician, Gloria Estefan, both of you made that transition. I wonder if it happened at the same time being musician, hotel owners. I love the Bongo Cafe.
(LAUGHTER) ESTEFAN: Listen, that's a great thing. We planned when we was around 35, 40 years old. And we diversified and we went to the restaurant, saw the hotel, we have a hotel on Vero Beach, a hotel in Myrtle Beach, a hotel in Miami. You know something, it's doing different things. Even with the market, music sales went down, I didn't fire anybody. I moved people to different locations. I had to reinvent myself once again because we went to films and television and documentaries, and we put our company to work with news corporations to be a consultant.
I think it's being alive, trying to do things and keep doing and reinventing yourself is a great thing to have in life.
MALVEAUX: Dan, real quick here because not a lot of people have the kinds of resources, the money, the means that the two of you have. If you don't have a lot to go on and you really have to work, what can you do?
MARINO: Well, I think the best thing is just to be yourself and figure a way to put yourself in the best position possible. And that's why AARP has started this Life Reimagined program. And it's dot-org. They have a social part of this where you can connect to other people that you might have the same likes and interests.
So I think just emotionally, too, if you're in a tough position, just be as positive as you can and work as hard as you can and try to live life to its fullest.
MALVEAUX: All right. Great to see you both.
MARINO: Thank you.
MALVEAUX: I should mention that you're both paid sponsors for AARP.
ESTEFAN: I want to work with him. I want to work for him to reinvent my life.
MARINO: Oh, yes, I love him.
MALVEAUX: Well, I'll come back to both of you when I start reinventing mine. I have a little ways to go before AARP, but when I'm ready, I'm going to come back to you guys.
MARINO: All right.
ESTEFAN: You come to Miami. We'd love to have you here.
MALVEAUX: Take up a career as a dancer, I don't know, maybe a little too much for me. We'll see.
(LAUGHTER) MARINO: All right, thanks.
MALVEAUX: Thanks. Nice to see you guys, both.
These guys, they could not decide whether Jodi Arias should receive life or death. Well, now, for the first time, the jurors in the case, they are speaking out. We're going to hear from them next.
MALVEAUX: We are now hearing for the first time from the jurors who convicted Jodi Arias of first-degree murder for killing her ex- boyfriend, Travis Alexander. Well, last week the jury deadlocked during the sentencing phase of her trial. Eight jurors wanted the death penalty, four others held out for life forcing the judge to declare a mistrial on the sentencing. So, what were they thinking? And why couldn't they make the unanimous decision?
Our Christine Romans has that part of the story.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: -- that the defendant should be sentenced -- no unanimous agreement.
CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): For nearly five months, jurors in the Jodi Arias trial listened to gory details of a gruesome murder and were subject to intense media coverage. That jury could not unanimously decide whether she deserved the death penalty.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Juror number three, is this your true verdict?
MARILOU ALLEN-COOGAN, JUROR IN ARIAS TRIAL: Yes.
ROMANS: Juror Marilou Allen-Coogan felt the state proved its case. She voted for the death penalty.
ALLEN: I don't think she ever was truly honest with us. I know that for me I didn't see any remorse or any issues with herself for what happened that day, for what Travis went through. I didn't see any of that.
ROMANS: Juror Diane Schwartz said she also voted for the death penalty. She told HLN's Dr. Drew the crime was just too heinous.
DIANE SCHWARTZ, JUROR IN ARIAS TRIAL: When I looked at the mitigating factors, those mitigating factors being, was she abused, her age, her criminal history. Those just did not weigh enough in my mind to look at what she had done.
ROMANS: But Schwartz says, for the four jurors who did not impose death, those mitigating factors were enough to spare Arias.
SCHWARTZ: The way the jury instructions are given to you is you look at the eight mitigators that were presented before us in the penalty phase. To be very honest, I cannot remember all eight of them, but some of them were the things that Jodi could accomplish if she were to live. It was the fact she was 27, no criminal history. And then there was a big factor on she had been abused, that as a child, and in her relationship with Travis.
ROMANS: Alternate juror, Tara Kelley, said she could tell Travis Alexander's family was disappointed by their deadlock.
TARA KELLEY, ALTERNATE JUROR IN ARIAS CASE: I personally felt like the family was let down because you could tell by the statements and everything that they wanted Jodi to get the death penalty.
MALVEAUX: A new set of jurors are going to decide whether Arias should get life or death. The selection of that jury begins on July 18th.
When you call the delivery man, it's usually for pizza. But in Colorado, you can have marijuana -- that's right -- delivered straight to your door. I'm going to take you on a ride-along, up next.
MALVEAUX: Colorado's governor has signed a series of bills spelling out how to regulate and tax marijuana sales. Well, in November, voters legalized the sale and recreational use of pot. The bill that was signed yesterday dictates how it should be grown and sold. But some pot dealers are already advertising on craigslist, even offering delivery.
In our series, "Pot Boom," we introduce you to Eric, who says business is booming.
Here's Jim Spellman.
JIM SPELLMAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): It's Saturday night in a suburban Denver office and Eric's workday is just getting started. His business is marijuana, delivered straight to your door anywhere in the Denver area, usually in 45 minutes or less.
ERIC, POT DEALER: Now it's just a matter of a small wait. And we should see an order or something come in.
SPELLMAN: His company is called Med-Ex Express. They advertise on craigslist and, so far, have five drivers plus employees who prepare the marijuana for delivery.
ERIC: This is on-demand. They pretty much -- if you have product, they have cash.
SPELLMAN: Within minutes of placing the ad, the first order comes in.
ERIC: How much are you looking to donate today? OK. OK. SPELLMAN: The order completed online, his client gets an e-mail confirmation and Eric hits the road. First stop, the fulfillment center, aka, the apartment where they keep the weed. No cameras allowed Eric says.
(on camera): All right, what'd you get?
ERIC: OK. So the packaging is all done. We actually guarantee freshness. That's why we're using these. I have an eighth here. This is 3.5 grams of L.A. Confidential.
SPELLMAN (voice-over): Weed in hand, Dr. Dre on the radio and Eric is on the way.
(on camera): The first customer of the night is a businessman staying at a hotel from out of town. He's order an eighth of an ounce of marijuana he's going to pay $45 and a $5 delivery surcharge.
(voice-over): Last year, Colorado voters pass Amendment 64 making recreational use of marijuana legal. Retail stores won't go online until January 2014. But under state law, anyone in Colorado can possess small amounts of marijuana.
Eric says this means Colorado is in a gray area and he thinks this makes his business legal. It's probably not but, so far, he says the police haven't bothered him.
To hedge his bets, he advertises that the payment is a so-called donation. Make of that what you will.
ERIC: We understand that it's pretty rogue as far as what's going on. But we want to be the pioneers to be able to set up a legitimate business instead of this being ran by some thugs.
SPELLMAN: 35 minutes after the order was placed, he pulls into the hotel parking lot.
ERIC: Hey, this is Eric. Hey, I just pulled up.
SPELLMAN: They agree to meet in the hotel, trade cash for weed, shake hands and go their separate ways.
(on camera): He's just finished his first delivery of the night and already two more orders have come into the dispatch center.
(voice-over): Eric, whose last name we've agreed not to use, won't say where the pot comes from. Employees and customers all decline to go on camera.
Back at the fulfillment center, his team has another order to go.
ERIC: This looks like it is Mountain Gorilla. SPELLMAN (on camera): That's an ounce of marijuana?
ERIC: That's an ounce of marijuana.
SPELLMAN (voice-over): Eric also runs a financial services company and a debt consolidation business, but thinks this will be his most successful business yet.
(on camera): Ultimately, where do you want your business to be?
ERIC: You know, I'm a big planner. I'm an entrepreneur. I'm a businessman. I want this to be a future. I want this to be something we can set up that has a great operation, maybe even a franchise.
SPELLMAN (voice-over): Back for another order, headed to a house in an upscale Denver suburb.
ERIC: This is a quarter here. Once again, Mountain Gorilla, hot special tonight. And then this is going to be also a quarter of White Fire.
SPELLMAN: He'll keep going all night, delivering marijuana and staking his claim in Colorado's marijuana gold rush.
ERIC: If this was crack or something like that, I wouldn't be doing this, you know. This is something that probably should have been legalized long before. So it's not something that I'm ashamed of any way. I think it's a great way -- a great business opportunity, a great way to be able to support my family.
SPELLMAN: Jim Spellman, CNN, Parker, Colorado.
MALVEAUX: More moms are bringing home the bacon these days. Yes, a record number of women are the main source of income for their families. We've got the impact on households up ahead.
MALVEAUX: Stocks are selling off after hitting a record high yesterday. Right now, the Dow is down or so 94 points looking at 15,314. There are concerns that the Fed could scale back the stimulus policies as the economy is improving.
So who is the breadwinner in your family? A new study by Pew Research. Finds a record number of moms are now the top earners. A growing number of married moms are better educated than their husbands, and they are also out-earning them.
Alison Kosik is joining us from the New York Stock Exchange.
So what have we learned from this? ALISON KOSIK, CNN BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: Yeah, can you believe it? Women, Suzanne, are now the breadwinners in 40 percent of all households here in the U.S.
Here's a comparison for you. In 1960, it was 11 percent. Now, there are a couple of things that are driving this change. For one, more women are working. We now make up almost half of the labor force. Plus, more women are making more money.
Now, before you think that women are taking over the world, here is a reality check for you. These women, they fall into two different groups. You've got the single moms and the married moms who are the primary providers. The income gap between these two groups is huge. Married mothers making more than their husbands had a median family income of almost $80,000 in 2011. That's four times the median amount for families led by single mothers who only earn $23,000. That's a huge, huge gap -- Suzanne?
MALVEAUX: And so some folks would think, hey, it's a no-brainer, it's a good thing. Mom also thinks it's good. But that's not necessarily what the study is revealing, right?
KOSIK: Yeah, there's always somebody that will spoil the fun. Not everybody thinks it's a good thing. 50 percent of women surveyed say the increasing number of women who work outside the home makes it harder to have a successful marriage. 74 percent say it makes it harder for parents to raise their kids. But they do say it also makes it easier to live comfortably. It also, in my opinion, takes the pressure off the guy. So if he feels like he's the only person making money in the household, now if he's got his significant other making money as well, it takes the pressure off -- Suzanne?
MALVEAUX: It's tough all around.
KOSIK: You bet.
MALVEAUX: Everybody is just trying to make ends meet there.
Thank you, Alison. Appreciate it.
She was crown a beauty queen. Less than 24 hours, later, stripped of the title, all because of a typo. We'll explain, up next.
MALVEAUX: The World Health Organization is calling it a, quote, "threat to the entire world." It is called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus. It was first seen in Saudi Arabia last year and, so far, 27 people have died from it, including a person in France. It first acts like a cold, then attacks the respiratory system. It can lead to pneumonia and kidney failure. The frightening part is doctors still are not sure how it's contracted. They do know if can be spread from person to person. And so far, there have been no reported cases in the United States.
This has been billed by French media as the marriage of the century. There were about 500 guests who attended. It was a ceremony watched by the world. History made today. This is Montpelier. After months of protests, the first same-sex couple was allowed to marry. While France has allowed civil partnerships for some time, President Hollande only signed a law 10 days ago allowing same-sex marriage and adoption. There's no word yet on where this couple is going to spend the honeymoon.
And the winner of the Miss Universe, Canada, pageant no long the winner. That's right. Denise Garrido has been stripped of her crown after a scoring error was revealed. Now Garrido is now fourth place, no chance to compete next year because of her age.
John Berman sorts it all out.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Miss Universe, Canada, 2013 is Denise Garrido.
JOHN BERMAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Most beauty queens expect their reigns to last for a year.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Congratulations to our new Miss Universe, Canada, 2013.
BERMAN: But Denise's run as Miss Universe, Canada, lasted exactly one day. After stunning the audience during the competition, Garrido thought her childhood dreams ad finally come true when she beat out 57 other women for the crown. But less than 24 hours later, the pageant organizers noticed a terrible mistake in the results. They made a typo, which meant the first runner-up, Reeza Santos, had actually won and Denise Garrido placed fourth.
The pageant stripped her of her title and apologized in a statement, saying, "We would like to offer our sincere apology to Denise Garrido for this human error discovered while validating the results. We have no doubt she will continue to succeed in her endeavors and we wish her well."
Reeza Santos, who had thought she came so close only to place second, is now celebrating her new title.
BERMAN: Santos won't have this same moment of glory, but will receive her crown in a private ceremony this weekend.
Meanwhile, Garrido, who is 26, is too old to compete again, but she said she'd love to come back next year. This time, as a judge.
MALVEAUX: The two contestants had kind words for each other when they talked publicly about the pageant mix up earlier today. This is on CNN's "Starting Point." Watch.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DENISE GARRIDO, MISTAKENLY CROWNED MISS UNIVERSE, CANADA: I would like to congratulate Reeza on being candidate 2013. On my end, I feel bad I took away that moment from her. But at the same time, I am glad we shared this bonding experience.
REEZA SANTOS, MISS UNIVERSE, CANADA: I know this is the first time I've had the chance to speak with you directly since the pageant. And I've heard through some of the media I've spoken to, and through the director, you've been so gracious through the entire process. And I thank you so much for your message right now.
MALVEAUX: We wish both ladies the best.
Garrido, queen for the day, says she has not decided whether or not what she's going to do next, but she is considering going on, furthering her education and perhaps going to med school.
That's it for me. But CNN NEWSROOM continues. Have a great afternoon.