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Tight End In Trouble?; The Heat Repeat; Market Meltdown; Witnesses Cry At Alleged Mobster's Trial; Pops The Question On Plane; CNN's Inside Man; Markets Seem To Stabilize; Americans Are More Charitable

Aired June 21, 2013 - 07:30   ET


KATE BOLDUAN, CNN ANCHOR: Coming up next on NEW DAY, the mystery grows, a football player reportedly seen on tape with a man who is now dead. We'll have more details on their connection.

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: Plus, how about this guy? Morgan Spurlock joining us live, giving us a preview of his new show, "Inside Man." Here he comes. How are you? Good morning.


CUOMO: Come closer. Come closer. Come closer. Welcome back, everybody, to NEW DAY. I am Chris Cuomo.

BOLDUAN: I'm Kate Bolduan. We're here with Michaela Pereira. It is Friday, June 21st. Coming up, "AC 360's" Anderson Cooper will be joining us live. You do not want to miss that, an appearance from Anderson in our first week.

CUOMO: Very nice, we got Anderson and Grayson. Remember this little guy, 3 years old, he couldn't hear. Now he can and he's here at NEW DAY with his dad, mom and little brother. And we are tearing the place up.

BOLDUAN: He just had to wake up early.

CUOMO: Look at him, great to have them here.

BOLDUAN: Also new video has surfaced that appears to show Patriot's tight end Aaron Hernandez together with a man who was later found murdered near his home. This is the ESPN reports police have not ruled Hernandez out as a suspect. Our Susan Candiotti has the latest developments live in Massachusetts. Hi, Susan.

SUSAN CANDIOTTI, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Hi. Things seem to be really rolling along here, Kate. Among the many headlines this morning, that Patriots' tight end Aaron Hernandez is seen on surveillance video with his friend, Oden Lloyd, the night before Lloyd was murdered.

And according to that same report in "The Boston Globe," both men were seen on the same street where Lloyd lives. And speaking of streets, the question is no one has seen Aaron Hernandez on this street where he lives since he left here for a meeting with his lawyer yesterday. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

CANDIOTTI (voice-over): The embattled Patriots' tight end spent much of Thursday away from home. First he drove to Gillette Stadium as a news helicopter hovered overhead tracking his white SUV. Hernandez hustled into the facility. Next he stopped for gas where he was bombarded with questions from reporters.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Can you tell us -- anything you want to say? What happened on Monday night? Can you just tell us what happened on Monday night?

CANDIOTTI: The family of Oden Lloyd also wants to know what happened Monday night. They wonder why Lloyd, a friend of Hernandez, was shot dead. His body discovered a half mile from Hernandez's home. Police are not calling Hernandez a suspect in the murder, yet Lloyd's family wants to know why police are searching Hernandez's home.

(on camera): What do you make of the questions that he is being asked, and what would you like to know?

OLIVIA THIBOU, VICTIM'S SISTER: I'd like to know why. You know, he was a very great guy. What could he possibly have done to anger anybody to do that? That's all I can really say.

CANDIOTTI: Do you think he might have had something to do with it?

THIBOU: I don't want to make a comment about that.

CANDIOTTI (voice-over): Olivia Thibou explained the relationship between Hernandez and the victim, saying her brother's girlfriend and Hernandez's fiancee are sisters. She confirms that on Friday, both men were at a nightclub together.

(on camera): As far as you know, ever have any angry words between them?

THIBOU: Not that I know of.

CANDIOTTI (voice-over): Back at the crime scene, investigators using metal detectors poked through piles of dirt, looking for evidence in Lloyd's murder. Hernandez's lawyer won't comment on the investigation. WBZ reports he met with his client in downtown Boston Thursday.


CANDIOTTI: Again, the police are not calling Hernandez a murder suspect at this time. But the D.A.'s Office tells me they are working around the clock to get some answers -- Kate.

BOLDUAN: All right, Susan, thank you so much.

CUOMO: Yes, not a suspect yet, but that investigation is moving very quickly.

BOLDUAN: Right. Be very clear about that. We've got to be careful.

CUOMO: Let's say on it because things are going to happen. A lot of news this morning, let's get over to Michaela for the top news right now.

MICHAELA PEREIRA, CNN ANCHOR: Let's get there. Chris, Kate, good morning. Good morning to you at home. It appears the Heat cannot be beat. Lebron James and company winning their second straight NBA championship with a thrilling game seven victory over the San Antonio Spurs. Lebron named finals MVP. Fans have been apparently up all night celebrating. The party is likely to continue on Monday. The team will then be honored with a championship parade.

Wall Street is reeling from its worst single day of trading this year. The Dow fell 350 points Thursday with selloffs in all major sectors. It's down more than 550 points since Wednesday. The market is reacting to comments from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and slower manufacturing in China, but futures are pointing higher this morning.

A lot of emotion in the murder trial of alleged mobster -- Boston mobster Whitey Bulger, one witness cried as she spoke to jurors about the night someone shot at her car, killing her friend and paralyzing her boyfriend. She couldn't say she was sure it was Bulger who was responsible. Today the jury is expected to hear testimony about the alleged FBI informant file. Prosecutors claimed it proves the FBI protected him in return for information.

In Virginia, hundreds of people have been told they need to be tested for tuberculosis following an outbreak there. Three people so far tested positive for TB at Fairfax County School. The 430 people they came in contact with are being told to get tested. Health officials aren't saying if those infected are teachers or students.

And this might be the perfect wedding proposal. Passengers aboard a recent JetBlue flight were treated to a very special in-flight movie. It was a homemade video, started out as a love letter, and ended with a fellow popping the question at 30,000 feet. The tearful moment caught here. She said yes and apparently the plane erupted in applause. Taryn and Adam, congratulations to you. We're told cake pops were served to all of the people on the flight to celebrate.

CUOMO: What is that?

BOLDUAN: I don't know. What's a cake pop?

CUOMO: You've never -- whoa.

PEREIRA: I'm sorry, I can't talk to these people. You don't know what a cake pop is? It's a cake popsicle dipped in something, usually icing, on a stick.

BOLDUAN: I've seen them.

CUOMO: Is that Canadian terminology? I'm just asking.

PEREIRA: Yes, it's Canadian. No, it's not Canadian. My producer knows what a cake pop is.

CUOMO: I'm just asking.

BOLDUAN: What just happened back there?

CUOMO: I like the proposal, God bless. Much better than the post-it note guy.

BOLDUAN: Cut the post-it guy some slack. Both setting the bar very high, gentlemen, well done.

CUOMO: Moving on, pot moms of Beverly Hills, a group of women, mothers, wives, professionals who are trying to take the stigma out of stoner. They all have legal marijuana prescriptions for things like chronic pain and claim that smoking up to five times a day allows them to lead normal lives.

For more on this, we are joined by Morgan Spurlock, the host producer and director of CNN's new show "INSIDE MAN," debuts Sunday night. He spent the first episode delving deep into the medical marijuana industry, perfect guy for the job.


CUOMO: You now want to understand the life, actually, no, no.

SPURLOCK: Come on, now.

BOLDUAN: Very good, Morgan.

CUOMO: Your talent, your gift is getting deep inside so that the stories completely understood. What do you see on this one?

SPURLOCK: I mean, it's incredible, once you kind of -- you're on the front lines, it does start to change your perspective. And the one I was working on. It was Harbor Side Medical in Oakland, California. It's the largest medical marijuana dispensary in the United States. They sell $25 million worth of weed every single year. It's amazing.

BOLDUAN: What surprised you when you jumped into this topic?

SPURLOCK: You think of the people that are becoming a dispensary, and you think it's a bunch of people who have their cards, like "Dude, I just want to get some good weed." People do have mental illness -- not mental illness, but health problems like prescription medication that now have been able to go off this medication because of this drug. It's incredible.

BOLDUAN: Some of the video, that looks like you're walking into a Verizon store. It is a very commercial operation.

SPURLOCK: I've been to real doctors' offices that aren't as nice as this medical marijuana clinic. It is beautiful inside.

PEREIRA: We're not being glib about it, but there's challenging issues, regulation issues and a stigma attach. SPURLOCK: You're hitting the nail on the head. That's a big one. Like what we cover in the show and what we talk about, it's legal to sell it in the state of California, but it's still illegal to grow it. And so the federal government will come in and arrest people for growing a certain number of plants. They'll confiscate them.

CUOMO: So where can you grow it?

SPURLOCK: That's the question because basically now the federal government is saying it's illegal to do this anywhere in America. They're continuing to crack down on people.

CUOMO: So the state of California says you can do it and --

SPURLOCK: And the state government says you grow it.

CUOMO: And 18 other states.

SPURLOCK: That's right, correct.

CUOMO: But the federal government has a different law.

SPURLOCK: That's right. What will start happening over the next few years is you're going to start seeing -- the federal government will start to give up some of these rights is what should happen. It should go back to the states and let states decide what they want to do. Unless it deals with federal drug trafficking, then they should let it go.

BOLDUAN: As Chris mentioned, you really go deep into one specific topic.

SPURLOCK: Yes, every week.

BOLDUAN: Every week you're going to do that. So do you go in -- I'm not saying you necessarily do -- do you go in with a preconceived notion with how this is going to turn out, and how did you leave this when you left the medical marijuana? What changed your perspective?

SPURLOCK: Yes, we all have our own ideas and opinions. A few years ago a friend of mine said, listen, if the movie you end up with as the same one when you started, then you didn't listen to anyone along the way. I think --

BOLDUAN: That's a great perspective.

SPURLOCK: The beauty of the show is what happens if you go in with one idea, and over the course of the program, it completely shifts your perspective.

PEREIRA: Have you noticed that attitudes are different state to state?

SPURLOCK: State to state, city to city, town to town, I mean, where I grew up in West Virginia is different than what people grew up think in California, different in what people think in New York, Florida, you name it.

CUOMO: They need hard science to show that the drug actually has the effects -- mental illness, people also claim it helps depression before you start getting consensus because it's just seen as a drug.

SPURLOCK: That's exactly right.

CUOMO: Plain and simple.

BOLDUAN: But before we let you go, what are some of the other topics you're going to take on this season?

CUOMO: I mean, it's great. We're dealing with a lot of real hot- button issues, you know real political, debatable issues, guns, end- of-life issues, immigration, education, bankrupt cities, unions, I mean, every week it's like we rip right out of the headlines.

BOLDUAN: You start with easy stuff.

CUOMO: The layups. Come back to New Day. Those are the dialogues we want to get going here although I do have a little thing. What Spurlock did with McDonald's, my wife won't let me -- I can't take the kids within the zip code.

SPURLOCK: I did you a favor.

CUOMO: You did me a favor. Now I've got to feed them at home. No, I'm kidding. Thank you very much. It's great to have you. You can catch the premiere of "INSIDE MAN" this Sunday night at 10:00 p.m. Eastern.

BOLDUAN: Coming up next on NEW DAY, our own Anderson Cooper waking up early for us, joining us live.

CUOMO: And confessions of an alien abductee. See why a British politician is deserving of John Berman's NEW DAY award of the day.


BOLDUAN: Welcome back to NEW DAY, everybody. It is money time. And Christine Romans is here with all of the business news you need to know.

CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: Hi, guys. I'm smiling even after today's massive selloff. Look, we have a positive tone in the markets this morning. Stock futures are higher. The Dow, the Nasdaq, the S&P 500 all rising this morning. The Dow futures are up about 100 points.

In Europe, we have more of a mixed story. London and Paris are up, but Frankfort slightly lower. A lot of people asking me this morning, you guys, should I sell stock? The answer is no. You never make a big move yourself after a big move in the market. I would say look at your 401(k), make sure you're balanced properly and the most important thing refinance your mortgage if you because mortgage rates are probably moving up. All right, now, Americans were much more charitable last year. Donations were up 3.5 percent from 2011 for a total of $316 billion. So, there you go, the stock market was up over the past year and Americans are feeling more charitable even with this unemployment rate. Good news.

CUOMO: Even here on the couch. Everybody is give, give, give. Christine, thank you very much. It is that time of the morning. Put everything else aside. John Berman is here.

BOLDUAN: No coffee, no brushing teeth.

CUOMO: His NEW DAY, award of the day.

JOHN BERMAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: You know, I am feeling charitable today, which is why we're delving into politics today for the first time ever with our award. I want you to meet a British politician named Simon Parks. He sits on the would-be town council and he claims quite a record of accomplishment. He says he has fathered multiple children with a space alien. This is no joke.

BOLDUAN: His wife is very offended.

BERMAN: He said he has relations with this alien whom he calls the lion queen about four times a year.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And her name is Zuca. This is the lion queen who I was bonded with back in 1963. She calls it the bonding. They don't have a marriage. No such thing as marriage, but they have a bonding.


BOLDUAN: What, what are we showing?

BERMAN: His human wife knows and isn't exactly thrilled about this, but is willing to live with it. Parks says it does not affect his work. I know it sounds weird to you, maybe to some people, but I'm giving him an award. The award, at least he is doing something award because at least he's getting down with E.T. What are politicians in Washington doing?

No farm bill. No debt or deficit bill. No gun legislation. They barely talk to each other. At least then something productive would come of it. So, this morning, hat's off to Simon Parks and, please, Simon, give our best to the lion queen. I met a girl like that at a bar once.

BOLDUAN: For the first time ever, I think I'm speechless.

CUOMO: That was well done.

BOLDUAN: That was a keeper.

PEREIRA: It's an award. BOLDUAN: Nice job, Berman.

Coming up next on NEW DAY, Anderson Cooper is joining us live and he's thankful he set out with this one.

CUOMO: His exclusive with the lion queen. We have our little man here. There's Grayson. Anderson, don't let him tear up the green room any more. We're going to hear about his miracle comeback from not being able to hear, right here on "NEW DAY.


BOLDUAN: That music means it's time for the rock block, a quick tour of the interesting headlines topping the morning papers and the web, health, science, pop culture and beyond. What do you have, Michaela?

PEREIRA: Let's see, Katie. Let's start with "USA Today" and the farm bill that hit a brick wall in Congress. The House couldn't pass a $500 billion version. A big issue with the bill is cuts to food stamp program.

From, the trade deal between the NBA's Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers may be off for good. The Clippers barely want to include Celtics Coach Dock Rivers in the deal, but offering nothing in return.

In the "Chicago Tribune," the hunt is on for three dare devils. Police release these surveillance photos. They say these guys illegally parachuted off the top of Chicago's second highest building 92 stories.

CUOMO: Impressive, but illegal.

BOLDUAN: And dumb.

CUOMO: Absolutely. Time now for Nischelle Turner has what's going on in pop news. Hello, Nischelle.

NISCHELLE TURNER, CNN ENTERTAINMENT CORRESPONDENT: Hello. Not dumb here. We'll see a lot more Robert Downey Jr. as Ironman. The actor has signed on to appear in the next "Avengers" seeker film. In the well-dressed baby category "Us Weekly" is reporting that fashion designer Rachel Zoe is pregnant with her second child. Fashionista, by the way, is 41 years old. Congrats. Jenny from the block is now Jenny on the walk. Jennifer Lopez getting a star on the Hollywood walk of fame, fantastic. Congrats.

BOLDUAN: Congrats to her, fabulous, fabulous. Also fabulous Indra Petersons is in the weather center with what you need to know before you head out the door -- Indra.

INDRA PETERSONS, AMS METEOROLOGIST: We're talking about first day of summer, which we know, perfect conditions out there except where they're getting too much heat. That is the desert south west. Once again, red flag warnings, dry heat, high winds, low humidity and still in the forecast for them, but there is some rain out there. Almost too much rain, we're talking about from the Dakotas even to Minnesota. Day after day of rainfall means a threat for flooding today 2 inches to 4 inches possible in that area. It is summer. We want to end on a good note today so yes, gorgeous weather, especially in the northeast where you had so much rain. Finally, we can all enjoy our weekend.

BOLDUAN: All right, thank you, Indra. Have a fabulous weekend, my dear. We're now at the top of the hour, which means it's time for the top news.

CUOMO: Too close for comfort. A Delta 747 pulls out of a landing and just misses a plane taking off. How they got so close?

BOLDUAN: The great escape. Is Edward Snowden preparing to flee Hongkong? Is there a private plane waiting for him? New details this morning.

PEREIRA: The amazing story we brought you yesterday, a deaf toddler hearing for the first time. He and his family join us live this morning.

CUOMO: Get ready, your NEW DAY continues right now.

BOLDUAN: Good morning. Welcome back to NEW DAY. Happy Friday, everybody. June 21st. I'm Kate Bolduan.

CUOMO: I'm Chris Cuomo here as always with Michaela Pereira. It is 8:00 in the east. Coming up, you'll meet the little man in the amazing video we showed you. Little Grayson and his brother, Ethan is here and his parents are here. He is hearing now. We're going to tell you how it happened and how they are moving on with their lives.

BOLDUAN: Yes. And "AC 360's" Anderson Cooper waking up early to join us live coming up this morning.

CUOMO: Great stuff. We have Anderson in the green room because the boys were just tearing the place up.