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DiMaggio, Anderson Reportedly Spotted; Anderson Family Hopes For Good News; More Rain On Tap In Soaked States; Filner Leaves Therapy Early; Kentucky Teen Found Not Guilty; Facebook Murder Suspect In Custody; Obama Wants Surveillance Changes; Murder Suspect on the Run with Teen; Is That For Real?; Tiger Struggles at PGA; Oprah: I Was A Victim of Racism

Aired August 10, 2013 - 08:00   ET


BRIANNA KEILAR, CNN ANCHOR: New developments this morning in the west coast amber alert case. We will talk to the best friend of Hanna Anderson about the disturbing conversation she witnessed between Hannah and her alleged kidnapper.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It would have been very strange to me if she would have refused to show a bag.


VICTOR BLACKWELL, CNN ANCHOR: And the case of the Swiss bag, what the Zurich shop is now saying about the incident that has Oprah claiming racism.

KEILAR: And you know those famous before and after photos that convince you to buy a workout a video to get fit in 60 days, well, one trainer says he has proof they may be Photoshopped fakes. Good morning, everyone. I'm Brianna Keilar.

BLACKWELL: I am Victor Blackwell. It's 8:00 here at CNN World Headquarters. Thank you for starting your morning with us.

KEILAR: New this morning, today, we could see major developments in the case of a California kidnapping.

BLACKWELL: First off, San Diego County sheriff has confirmed that the second body found in the fire was 8-year-old Ethan Anderson. Authorities are also now looking for Hannah Anderson and her alleged kidnapper, James DiMaggio. They vanished into the Frank Church River of No Return wilderness area. The last people to see them say nothing seems wrong.


ANDREA DEARDEN, ADA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: There was nothing immediately alarming about this pair. The horseback rider said they did appear to have gear with them, and they had camping equipment, it seemed to him, and I think he described the interaction as odd but nothing alarming. (END VIDEO CLIP)

KEILAR: CNN's Miguel Marquez is in Cascade, Idaho. Miguel, this must be a very upsetting day for the family, of course, and Hannah is still missing and we have the confirmation of Ethan's death.

MIGUEL MARQUEZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes, it has been the most awful balancing act for this family, and I spoke to the grandparents of Hannah and Ethan Anderson the other day. Sara Britt and Ralph Britt, Christina Anderson who was killed in that house was the only child of Sara Britt, Ralph is her stepfather. So on the day that they get this terrible news about Ethan being the other body in that house, they also get the news that Hannah has been spotted alive and here is the reaction.


SARA BRITT, GRANDMOTHER OF HANNAH ANDERSON: Bittersweet. You know, you are afraid of what they are going to tell you, and so excited that what they might tell you is good news, what we have been waiting for.


MARQUEZ: And now they face the prospects of Hannah, 16 years old, being in the hands of James DiMaggio out here in the wilderness alive and well. Authorities I spoke to said they did not appear to be armed, but it's not clear whether she is being held under duress today -- Victor, Brianna.

BLACKWELL: So Miguel, there are other people in this 2.3 million-acre wilderness area. What is the warning if there is any warning to the other people there?

MARQUEZ: Well, it's a massive area, and there are only a few roads in and out and they are rough roads at that. What authorities have done is created a giant area cordoned around any area where they think these two could have gotten to by this time. Because it's been about 72 hours since they were last spotted, but you can't go very far in 72 hours, as the crow flies, maybe 10 or 12 miles, and they have the huge cordon, and they have the roads blocked and they are trying to see if James DiMaggio and Hannah Anderson might be trying to get out. Back to you.

BLACKWELL: All right, Miguel Marquez in Cascade, Idaho. Thank you. Be sure to stay with us, because in 30 minutes or so we will speak with a friend of Hannah's to ask about the relationship between DiMaggio and Anderson and the so-called crush on her.

KEILAR: That's right. Coming up in about 25 minutes, we will try paint a picture of the person that Hannah Anderson is before this tragedy, what kind of young woman is she. We will be talking live with her friend, Marissa Chavez.

And then from deadly floods to a raging wildfire, in Southern California, almost 30 square miles have gone up in flames. Riverside County is now under a state emergency. So let's bring in our meteorologist, Jennifer Delgado. She is in the CNN Severe Weather Center. Jennifer, is there any sight of relief? You are always hoping, of course, that the humidity goes up and the temperatures go down.

JENNIFER DELGADO, AMS METEOROLOGIST: Yes, absolutely. It looks like we will not see any significant rainfall moving into the region not anytime soon. Temperature right now at 63 degrees, and relative humidity at 69 percent so it's rather high and of course, this is in the early morning hours and the winds are at 13 miles per hour. But for today and tomorrow we are looking at wind gusts up to 25 miles per hour so the threat is certainly not over yet, and you can see tomorrow as well as Sunday we are talking high temperatures in the lower 90s.

Now let's go to video and show you what is happening there. We do know that the fire has actually now been at 40 percent containment and we do know people have been evacuated and they are still working to try and control the situation, but unfortunately we do know that roughly 1,500 residents have been evacuated and 28 homes have been destroyed, but it looks like they are starting to get better control. Yesterday, they were at 25 percent containment and now at 40 percent.

KEILAR: Well, Jennifer, thank you so much for that. We will be checking back in with you.

DELGADO: Thank you.

BLACKWELL: So across the country, we've talked about the fires. Let's talk now about the flooding now. Seventeen states are under a flood watch, a warning this morning.

KEILAR: That's right. Rising waters also have claimed another life this time near Colorado Springs. Flash floods are being blamed for deaths in Oklahoma and Missouri, and forecasters say you have even more rain on the way.

BLACKWELL: Let's bring in George Howell who is in Hollister, Missouri. George, we know that we've been there speaking with the people and this all came, and just a matter of minutes literally that the water came through. How are they holding up?

GEORGE HOWELL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Victor, I mean, when you look at what is left over here, you get to see how forceful this flood water was. You look at the big tree pushed up here, the water did this. It pushed homes far on the other side of the property. It was a storm that came through very quickly and caused great devastation.

And then you are seeing it again today. When you look at the pictures coming out of the state of Colorado, just outside of Colorado Springs on Highway 24, just powerful images coming out of there, you see water rushing over that highway. We also understand, Victor, that there was another death overnight, a body of a man recovered from debris.

That along with what we saw in South Carolina, a death there and a death also in Oklahoma City and two deaths here in the state of Missouri. So, yes, it has been a dangerous couple of days for people dealing with all of this rainfall. BLACKWELL: All right, George Howell for us in Hollister, Missouri, thank you so much.

We have new information this morning about the embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. Filner has now left an intensive behavior therapy program a week early. He was there following claims of sexual harassment from at least 11 women.

KEILAR: Nick Valencia is following the story for us. What do we know? Obviously a lot of people are wondering, why did he leave early? It's a ton of drama. Do we know why he left early?

NICK VALENCIA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: This thing has been going on for more than a month, the first person was his communications director, and his critics say that was his excuse to get out of this was the depositions, and he will continue his pair they, and the new development about the office locks being changed and we reached out to the communication director, and they did not get back, and it's unclear if he has keys to get into his office.

KEILAR: And what about the recall effort because he is facing all of these mounting pressure to go, and some people are saying let's force him out if he is not going to do it himself.

VALENCIA: He thinks it's not a good idea to get out of office. Signatures need to be collected and they need to be approved and validated, and so Bob Filner, he could be in the limelight for some months to come, and it could be very expensive. It's around $6 million for the recall.

KEILAR: Yes, that's a lot. I think a lot of voters will not be happy to be picking up the tab for that.

BLACKWELL: Everybody is saying you need to get out of office, but he is the only one saying I need to stick around. Bob Filner says I am staying.

KEILAR: He is a strong proponent for himself.

Now just ahead on this NEW DAY, a Florida man in custody after the murder of his wife goes viral.

BLACKWELL: But are social sites obligated to take down graphic and violent images. Well, this answer might surprise you.


KEILAR: The Kentucky teen accused of murdering his stepbrother is a free man after a jury found him not guilty. Joshua Young was charged after his stepbrother was beaten to death two years ago. Young was also found not guilty of tampering of evidence. Young's father pleaded guilty to murder and was convicted to life to prison.

The 18-year-old Israel Hernandez was spray painting a vacant building on Tuesday when he was spotted by police. Authorities say they were forced to chase and corner the aspiring artist before he refused to stop. The teen's father accuses police of using excessive force.

BLACKWELL: Let's push forward now on one of our top stories this morning, the alleged Facebook murder confession. The 31-year-old derrick medina is being held without bond in a Florida jail. He's facing preliminary murder charges. Now the case gained national attention when Medina's confession and the photo he posted of his wife's dead body went viral on Facebook.

CNN Money technology correspondent Laurie Segall has been following this story for us. We have to warn you that the images are disturbing. Laurie, good to have you with us. In this story, you know, these pictures end up on Facebook. In a situation like this, what does Facebook have to do?

LAURIE SEGALL, CNNMONEY TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT: First of all, Victor, as you said, this image is horrific, and also it was shared over 100 times on Facebook before it was actually taken down and it took them four to five hours, which obviously people were saying how did it take you four to five hours to take down a picture of a woman's dead body?

But essentially Facebook has in the terms of service that they can take down any violent picture, any picture of a crime so they were able to take it down. In a statement to CNN, I want to read it to you. They said that the content was reported to us and we took action on the profile, removing the content and disabling the profile.

They went on to say that they reached out to law enforcement and we take action on all content that violates our terms, which are all clearly laid out on our site. You know, obviously though Facebook under fire a bit because this image had the ability to go viral and it did go viral and it was a horrific image, as you can see.

BLACKWELL: So Facebook reserves the right to take down violent images or anything disturbing, but is there any legal obligation here?

SEGALL: This one is an interesting one. You would definitely think because of the nature of these images, but I actually spoke to our legal analyst and listen to what he had to say about this.


PAUL CALLAN, CNN LEGAL ANALYST: Well, as offensive as it was to post the photograph of somebody who had been murdered, there is nothing illegal about it from the standpoint of Facebook. Facebook took it down in five or six hours. In fact, Facebook was under no obligation to take the picture down at all nor is Buzzfeed or any other entity that runs it.


SEGALL: And pretty eye opening, and with Facebook it's a social media, and we see more and more digital evidence online, and I spoke with a source close to the company who said usually it takes them about 24 hours to review if people are reporting this kind of thing, and they also say that the police are constantly going to Facebook and asking Facebook to preserve the evidence in the case that there could have been a crime committed -- Victor.

BLACKWELL: All right, Laurie Segall reporting for us. Thank you -- Brianna.

KEILAR: Where is Islam? Yes, I said where? There is a geographically challenged politician who thinks Islam is a country.


KEILAR: President Obama looking to some concerns, he said you are right to question U.S. surveillance programs. With outrage still smoldering, he is outlining ways to make government snooping a little less intrusive. CNN's Rene Marsh reports.


RENE MARSH, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): President Obama said while government surveillance programs have not been abused he needs to do a better job explaining them.

BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: A general impression has I think taken hold not only among the American public, but also around the world that somehow we are out there willy-nilly just sucking in information on everybody and doing what we please with it. That's not the case.

MARSH: At the same time he says leaks from former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, have given the surveillance a bad rap.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I don't think Mr. Snowden was a patriot.

KEILAR: To give the American people more confidence, he is proposing working with Congress to put more safeguards on the patriot act program that collects their telephone records. An independent voice to challenge government claims when it asks a judge to approve the programs, and that the intelligence community create a web site detailing what it does and doesn't do, and that the Justice Department make public the legal basis for the programs, and he wants outside experts to review whether there are new ways including technology to prevent abuse.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: If I tell Michelle that I did the dishes, now granted in the White House I don't do the dishes that much, but back in the day, and she is a little skeptical, well, I would like her to trust me, but maybe I need to bring her back and show her the dishes. And not just have her take my word for it.


MARSH: Show her the dishes. So some transparency is what he is saying m.

KEILAR: And any sense Congress will go along with the changes he is proposing?

MARSH: That's a great way to put it, a wild card, because that's exactly what it's going to turn to be. So we know that the president plans to work with Congress to reform the program that allows the government to collect American's phone records, but will Congress play along? In a word it's going to be tricky.

You know, there's a deep divide over this and it's not just right down party lines. It's kind of surprising when you look at where some of the lawmakers stand on the issue. For example, New York Congressman Peter King, a Republican, he agrees with the president when the president says the surveillance programs are valuable in fighting terrorism.

While on the other hand, you have some of the president's own Democrats like Senator Udall from Colorado who is not with the president on this, and he says that the president must do a better job balancing national security with privacy rights. So really, Brianna, it's going to be tricky to see how he is able to navigate all of this and get the reforms that he is asking for.

KEILAR: Here just a couple weeks ago, I think it was two weeks ago, the House voted to try to restrict some of this NSA the monitoring, and they failed narrowly, and that's how dramatic the whole issue can be.

MARSH: Yes, and bipartisan report, and they missed it by a few votes. It's going to be tough.

KEILAR: Yes, Rene Marsh, thank you so much in Washington for us.

Now it's time for our segment "Politicians Say What." Usually we focus on politicians here in the U.S.

BLACKWELL: It turns out though they say some pretty ridiculous things in other parts of the world, too. Meet Stephanie Bannister. She is running for parliament as the one nation candidate in Australia, and after the interview on Australian TV, she may want to review some talking points.


STEPHANIE BANNISTER, AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT CANDIDATE: I don't oppose Islam as a country, but I feel that their laws should not be welcome here in Australia.


KEILAR: Review talking points perhaps review geography. Yes, you heard her correctly there. Bannister mistook Islam as a country, and she also referred to the Koran the sacred Islamic text as the Haram. But wait there is more, here is her take a Judaism.


BANNISTER: Jews have their own religion, which follows Jesus Christ.

(END VIDEO CLIP) BLACKWELL: Jews under Haram, which under their religions follows Jesus Christ, many things wrong there. Judaism actually rejects Jesus Christ as the messiah. Bannister has the title of the Sarah Palin of Australia. Adding insult to injury, she is also facing criminal charges replacing these stickers on Halal products in supermarkets.

KEILAR: These read, beware all food funds terrorism. If she is convicted she will be disqualified from the race in September. I was born in Australia and it's sort of embarrassing.

BLACKWELL: Judaism under the Haram.

KEILAR: Do not believe that, that is not a widely accepted point of view.

BLACKWELL: Here is the question, what do you get when you put a very outspoken politician in the fight jet simulator? Apparently you get a bomb threat. We're talking about the governor of Maine and we've had him in this segment before Paulo Page.

KEILAR: That's right. He is known for many things. His conservative stances on policy under disdain by the local press, and the governor had a chance to simulate a fighter jet dogfight at a local aerospace fundraising event and needless to say he got carried away. Here's what he said.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I want to fly into the building and blow it up.


KEILAR: Yes, he later doubled down on his statement, expanding his targets to both the Portland press "Harold" and the "Bangor Daily News," talk there about being a little over zealous, doubling down there.

BLACKWELL: This is the guy that made the Vaseline comment, remember that?

KEILAR: Which one did he say?

BLACKWELL: He was speaking about a member of the state house, and he said he has been given me the shaft without Vaseline.

KEILAR: Colorful language. Yes.

BLACKWELL: The search for a San Diego teenager has shifted into the Idaho wilderness.

KEILAR: Just a few minutes, I will be talking live with one of the Hannah's friends.

BLACKWELL: But first, John Berman and Christine Romans has a preview of your money coming up in an hour from now. Good morning, John. JOHN BERMAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Spike Lee is making a new movie, but forget the studio, do you want in? It may change the film business and change the way you watch movies for good, and I will sit down with Spike Lee coming up on "YOUR MONEY" at 9:30 Eastern.


KEILAR: Bottom of the hour now. Welcome back everyone. I'm Brianna Keilar.

BLACKWELL: I'm Victor Blackwell, here are five things you need to know for your NEW DAY.

Number one, San Diego sheriff says the second body found in the rubble of a fire is Ethan Anderson. Authorities meantime are searching for Ethan's sister, Hannah. She was last seen with her alleged kidnapper James DiMaggio in a vast wilderness area in Idaho. Hikers said she appeared calm and the pair appeared to have camping gear with them.

KEILAR: Number two, these are just incredible pictures coming to us from Manitou Springs, Colorado where heavy rain funnels flood water through a canyon just sweeping cars away in two to three feet of mud. Three people were hurt and reports say that one person may be missing.

Number three wild winds, I should say, are steadily pushing a wildfire near Palm Springs, California east today and that led to state of emergency for Riverside County. Firefighters will battle temps near 100 today as they try to knock down the flames; the wildfire burning more than two dozen homes.

BLACKWELL: Number four the U.S. consulate in Lahore, Pakistan has been evacuated due to a terror threat. Now this does not appear to be connected to the earlier threat from al Qaeda that shuttered embassies and consulates last week. Meanwhile 18 of those 19 shuttered posts will reopen only the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen will remain closed.

Five now, four former Vanderbilt football players are facing aggravated rape charges this morning. Authorities in Nashville say the men sexual assaulted an unconscious women in a dorm in June. The university kicked the players off the team right after that incident came to light. Now one suspect is in custody but no one knows where the other three are.

KEILAR: Now the sun will soon be rising over Idaho's Frank Church River of No Return wilderness area and the search for Hannah Anderson which began in southern California could end there. For now only one thing is certain the Anderson family wants Hannah back and they want this drama to be over.



KEILAR: Brett Anderson desperately wants his daughter Hannah back. Police believe his friend of 20 years, James DiMaggio, snatched Hannah sometime after the 16-year-old finished cheer leading practice late Saturday afternoon.

Sunday San Diego County firefighters respond to calls of DiMaggio's house engulfed in flames only to find the body of Hannah's mother inside. They also find the remains of Hannah's 8-year-old brother Ethan which have now been positively identified by the San Diego Crime Lab.

Monday, California goes statewide with an Amber Alert for DiMaggio, Hannah and Ethan. For the first time California sent Amber Alerts to cell phones statewide, Tuesday hundreds of tips pour into authorities, by Wednesday potential sightings of DiMaggio's blue Nissan Versa pump Oregon, Washington and Nevada to issue their own Amber Alerts. On Thursday a chilling comment from police DiMaggio may have booby- trapped his Nissan abandoned it and they say the suspect may be carrying explosives.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Our investigation today has brought to life the possibility that he has explosives on his person.

KEILAR: Police say DiMaggio may be headed to Canada or Mexico or just about anywhere, really. Friday his car was found in Idaho. For Brett Anderson -- an agonizing week.

ANDERSON: I can't fathom what happened in Jim's head, what -- what happened he -- obviously he just lost it.


KEILAR: Now I'm joined now by Marissa Chavez, she is Hannah Anderson's very good friend. She is joining us live now from San Diego. Marissa thank you for talking with us today; I know it's an incredibly difficult time, for Hannah's family and certainly for her friends like you. Can you just give us a sense of who Hannah is? Just describe her for folks who don't know her.

MARISSA CHAVEZ, HANNAH ANDERSON'S FRIEND: She is a very outgoing person. There is never like a dull moment with her. She is always like crazy and has a really good personality and liked by a lot of people.

KEILAR: And how do you guys know each other? Or what kind of things do you do together as friends. I think you were in gymnastics together, is that right, or you would accompany her?

CHAVEZ: Yes, I would go to all of her gymnastic meets, but we met at school in like middle school, but freshman year we became really close and just started hanging out all the time.

KEILAR: So you may have heard this, Marissa, the -- Hannah and DiMaggio were believed to be spotted by a horse back rider and they say that she looked fine. They didn't actually know until later that maybe something was the matter. Let's listen to what the San Diego County sheriff says and then I want to see what -- what your response to this is.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) SHERIFF BILL GORE, SAN DIEGO COUNTY: I think we should all be optimistic that she appeared to be in somewhat good health and was alive. But it didn't look like she was being held against her will.


KEILAR: So he said it didn't look like she was being held against her will. You know a little bit about the relationship between DiMaggio and this family. What can you tell us?

CHAVEZ: I don't think she would have gone willingly with him at all. Like it's not hard to tell someone to not act like they are sad or something when they see people, I don't think she would have gone with him at all.

KEILAR: So you think that she is being held against her will most definitely despite what you heard from the horse back rider.


KEILAR: And we heard from an expert who said that may very well be the case despite that description that we've gotten.

You actually witnessed kind of a strange interaction once between Hannah and DiMaggio. Can you tell us about that, kind of how it made you feel, how it made her feel?

CHAVEZ: Well I mean we both -- we both felt a little uncomfortable. But we were driving home and he just said that he had a crush on her and we both kind of just, you know, didn't really look at each other and want to make a big deal about it. And then he said, "Don't think I'm weird or creepy Uncle Jim, I just want you to know that if you were my age I'd date you."

KEILAR: And so how did that make you feel? How did Hannah respond?

CHAVEZ: Hannah didn't really say anything. She kind of just was quiet after that but then once we got home, she texted me, like "Well, that was weird." Like she was just like creeped out by it if anything. It was weird.

KEILAR: So that happened what a couple of months ago?

CHAVEZ: Yes, on her way back from her gymnastics meet, so a few months ago.

KEILAR: So you were coming back from gymnastics with Hannah, he's driving. And I read that -- that then she said that she wanted you with her if she was going to be alone with him, is that right?

CHAVEZ: Yes, whenever like he would take her to a meet or to the practice, she'd always want me there because she didn't want to be like alone with him.

KEILAR: Did her mom know this? Did she tell you if she told her mom?

CHAVEZ: No, she didn't tell her mom.

KEILAR: Why do you think she didn't tell her mom?

CHAVEZ: I think she told me that because he was helping out with a lot of ride situations and he was a close family friend like she didn't want to ruin anything between that. And she didn't think anything like of it after that.

KEILAR: So maybe you got the sense that maybe she thought it was kind of weird but maybe it wasn't something to be truly alarmed about?

CHAVEZ: Yes, I think that's how we both felt.

KEILAR: And what -- can you -- can you tell us about the trip to Hollywood?

CHAVEZ: Yes, it was supposed to be a week trip and then after a couple of days she came back and she asked to hangout, and I was like oh you came back early. And she said that she was on her phone a lot posting pictures and like talking to people. And he got upset about that because she wasn't paying attention to him and so he took her home early.

KEILAR: So they went on this trip, just the two of them together to Hollywood?


KEILAR: And did they stay in the same room? I mean what was the situation?

CHAVEZ: Yes, I think she said that they stayed in a hotel room and then the last night of their trip she went to her godfather's or something in L.A.

KEILAR: Can you just tell us a little bit more about -- about the relationship? Did it kind of seem like -- like he was an uncle? That's what you said that he referred to himself as, so this didn't strike you --



KEILAR: -- as really weird that they might go on a trip together, that he might be even a little irritated with her?

CHAVEZ: Yes, I mean he was like an uncle figure to her. And he would just, I guess, get jealous over little things. If she was ever on her phone or she said that when he would ask her questions she would take a second to respond or something and he just got frustrated because he wanted her to like pay attention and stuff and he was trying to give her a fun trip, and when she was posting stuff he just got frustrated.

KEILAR: He got frustrated. And did her parents know anything really about this, how -- how close they were or if there were any strange interactions? No?


KEILAR: What -- tell us -- tell us a little bit more about their relationship. Like you had known him for years, right? Have you been around him many times?

CHAVEZ: Right, yes.

KEILAR: And so is this something that you ever -- did you ever think that this was weird or you just kind of thought there were a couple strange things that had happened?

CHAVEZ: Like he seems like a really nice guy. Like he was just really cool and he's just after that little comment, like you just knew it, but you didn't like always think of it or like have it on your mind but it didn't seem like anything like that at all.

KEILAR: Maybe it was something that at the time you sort of brushed aside and didn't focus too much on. But now considering what's happened when you look back to these incidents, what do you think of them?

CHAVEZ: Now, like I think, well, we should have not you know done something about it or told somebody, but you just don't think of those things right away.

KEILAR: So let me ask you this, if Hannah were to call you and you are obviously her very good friend and you are very concerned about her, what do you want to say to her?

CHAVEZ: If she were to call me I would probably say just -- well I would ask her what like happened, but I would just tell her to like run if any -- she got any chance to leave, to just take it.

KEILAR: All right Marissa. Thank you so much. I know this is very tough for you to be here talking about this. I know it's a tough time for you obviously we're hoping very much for Hannah's safe return as you are as well. Thank you.

CHAVEZ: You're welcome.

KEILAR: And we will be right back.


KEILAR: You know all of those before and after weight loss pictures that you see? Well fitness companies and weight loss products use them all the time, but one man says just wait a minute. Personal trainer Andrew Dixon took a before picture of himself and about an hour later he took an after picture of himself. Did he worked out a ton you ask, probably not enough that is one hour later. His point is that anyone can look differently with the right lighting and a little love and some Photo Shop.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) BLACKWELL (voice-over): We've all seen the before and after photos. Before: looking a little soft, pudgy, maybe a little shaggy; and after: taut, toned, tanned -- images that can easily help sell a diet or workout product.

ANDREW DIXON, PERSONAL TRAINER: Those are real photos but there's -- there's clearly some manipulation in them. And I thought well I can probably do that myself.

BLACKWELL: That's personal trainer, Andrew Dixon, and so is this, and so is this. The difference is these pictures were not taken one, six months or so after the other, but instead --

DIXON: It's like an hour --

BLACKWELL: An hour to go from this to this. Oh and he had a little help.

DIXON: I did a little tweaking on Photo Shop with just the color and like the contrast.

BLACKWELL: Oh, yes, our friend, Photo Shop, the stars know about it. Katie Perry's cover for "Rolling Stone" look -- before, and after -- before, after.

And Keira Knightley, she got a little boost shall we say for her movie "King Arthur" -- look at the pictures as we toggle back and forth.

Thirty day diets and Photo Shop aside Dixon says the way to really look good is through more of a lifestyle change.

DIXON: A lot of long term healthy lifestyle and just improving habits, exercise, getting plenty of sleep.

BLACKWELL: Dr. Sanjay Gupta could not agree more.

DR. SANJAY GUPTA, CNN CHIEF MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT: The question people are really trying to ask is can I lose this weight and can I keep it off? So if I tell you, you can lose 30 pounds in whatever eight weeks, great; but you have a 90 percent chance of putting it back on, not so great.

BLACKWELL: Remember, slow and steady wins the race. And you won't need fake photos to prove it.


KEILAR: You actually have to work at it? That's how it goes?

BLACKWELL: I am so glad this man came forward and told us this, because some of those pictures and you are like, why am I not getting those results? Granted I am not doing P-90x, either but why am I not getting those results?

KEILAR: I want a before and after for Facebook.

BLACKWELL: What was that?

KEILAR: I'm like "I'll just do the photos". That's cool. Treadmill, no.

BLACKWELL: Thank you Photo Shop.

Hey, time to talk about the PGA golf championship in New York where Tiger Woods is a long shot to win his first major since 2008. He's ten strokes back and starts today tied for 38. CNN's Rachel Nichols is live in Rochester -- Rachel, what is going on?

RACHEL NICHOLS, CNN SPORTS: Yes, Tiger went to the range last tight after his round to try to work on something, anything, to help him as he goes out today. I had a chance to spend some time with Tiger before this tournament started. And we talked about that he's played so well in so many tournaments this year, he's actually won more than any other golfer on tour, but he just can't seem to play well in the majors.

Listen to what he said.


TIGER WOODS, PRO GOLFER: Well, I just keep getting myself there. I just keep putting myself there, and the key is, if I am there, then, you know, I got a chance to win.


NICHOLS: Now guys, in the lead right now is American, Jason Dufner. You have to have a good feeling for him since he was at this event two years ago. He was leading with three holes to go. He was up by five strokes -- that's almost a lock, right? And yet he lost the title. He is leading again this year, and you have to root for him a little bit to re-write that story.


KEILAR: Ending on a beautiful shot there too by Dufner as well.

BLACKWELL: Rachel Nichols, CNN Sports, thank you.

And don't miss CNN's "All Access at the PGA Championship" a CNN Bleacher Report Special. That's this morning at 10:30 a.m. Eastern, so keep it right here on CNN.

KEILAR: Now, coming up on NEW DAY, the queen of talk is making headlines this week after claiming she was recently a victim of racism.


BLACKWELL: Nine minutes before the hour now. There are distractions and then are disasters all over the Internet. However, there are all kinds of things that you can actually learn on the Internet, or Internets, as John Berman calls it. Good morning, John. JOHN BERMAN, CNN HOST: Good morning, Victor and Brianna. So we have the full range of emotions on the Internet this week, from the good, the bad to the ugly.


BERMAN: First, the good. From Toronto, he might be the world's greatest pizza dough twirler. And you thought Canada couldn't do better than Gordon Lightfoot (ph).

The bad -- or should we say sad? A dog sings what has to be the most depressing chorus ever to Daft Punk's "Get Lucky".

Now, the ugly. A nine-foot long 900-pound blue-fin tuna, this ugly, crazy beast took them hours to reel in.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Go, go, go, go, go, go, go -- yes..

BERMAN: Speaking of crazy, that's a cat in a shark costume on a Roomba.

Speaking of crazier, that would be a very hot dog, trying to fit his entire body into a bucket of water.

Speaking of craziest -- Check out this view of a bike riding down a hill and jumping into a lake.


BERMAN: Turns out the Internet is chockfull of videos riding their bikes off of jumps into lakes, it's a whole Internet (inaudible). But I have to say that last video is one of the coolest that I have ever seen -- Brianna, Victor.

BLACKWELL: Thank you John.

KEILAR: I like the cat dressed as a shark on a Roomba. Like there's so much going on there.

BLACKWELL: And the owner is just ignoring it, like cleaning something. He does it every day.

KEILAR: He likes it, ok.

BLACKWELL: Keeps him quiet.

KEILAR: Coming up on NEW DAY, Oprah Winfrey in Zurich with the handbag. Sound like a game of Clue -- well, this was nothing to play around with.


BLACKWELL: Media mogul Oprah Winfrey says she was the victim of racism on a recent trip to Switzerland. A store assistant apparently refused to show her a handbag because it was too expensive. Listen to this clip from "Entertainment Tonight".


OPRAH WINFREY, TALK SHOW HOST: I go into a store which shall remain unnamed and I say to the woman, excuse me, may I see that bag right above your head, and she says to me, "No, it's too expensive."


BLACKWELL: Well, we now know the name of the store. CNN's Diana Magnay is in Zurich. So how is the owner of the store reacting to the accusation?

DIANA MAGNAY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Victor, she says the whole thing was a complete misunderstanding. She says it was a 200 percent misunderstanding, possibly down to the fact that the sales assistant's native language is Italian. They didn't share a communal language.

This bag, which was a $35,000 -- $38,000 crocodile (inaudible) bag was up in a sort of casket quite high up behind a glass case. And she felt a little embarrassed, the store manager told me about the fact that it was so expensive, so when she said to Oprah, "This is our most expensive bag," and she said "But we do have it in other materials in case you want to see those." Oprah kept saying "I just want to see it," and the store manager suggested to me that the sales assistant understood that to mean "I just want to look at it" rather than "I want to take it down and feel it."

So that's what the store is saying. They are saying that it really was nothing to do with racism. And it was a total understanding and they've apologized to Oprah that this happened, as have the Swiss Tourism Board that it was a terrible mistake on the part of the shop. And that they're incredibly sorry because, of course, this is very embarrassing for the image of Switzerland, Victor.

BLACKWELL: All right. Diana Magnay, live in Zurich for us. Thank you.

Thank you so much for starting your morning with us.