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ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT
Historic Phine Call with Iran; Pilot Suffers Heart Attack in the Cockpit; NSA Surveillance Used for Personal Benefit; United Nations Reaches Resolution on Syria; Shutdown: 3 Days Left, House Leaves Town; Hacker Takes Naked Photos of Miss Teen USA
Aired September 27, 2013 - 19:00 ET
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ERIN BURNETT, CNN HOST, OUTFRONT: A good Friday evening, everyone. I'm Erin Burnett.
OUTFRONT tonight, the breaking news. An historic call with Iran. President Obama dropped a bombshell announcement today, out of the blue. A little press conference and just kind of in passing, revealed he spoke directly to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani on the phone. It is the first time an American president has directly communicated with the ruler of Iran since 1979. It is a major shift in momentum.
On Monday, the Obama administration had suggested there might be a face to face meeting and they very explicitly left the door open, to quote " engage with Iran on a variety of levels." Then there was the snub seen round the world when nothing happened at the U.N. general assembly. You see the word snub, snub. President Rouhani blamed the non-meeting on a lack of time. But President Obama did not give up. And the two presidents spoke today as Rouhani was on his way to the airport at home.
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BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I spoke on the phone with president Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran. While there will surely be important obstacles to moving forward and success is by no means guaranteed, I believe we can reach a comprehensive solution.
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BURNETT: National security advisor Susan Rice then came back into the public eye, giving the details of the call to our Fareed Zakaria.
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FAREED ZAKARIA, CNN HOST, FAREED ZAKARIA GPS: Susan Rice, can you give as a sense of how this phone call happened? Who called whom?
SUSAN RICE, U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR: Well, Fareed, I think as many people know, we had indicated earlier in the week an openness to a brief informal encounter when President Obama was in New York at the general assembly. And while we were open to that, the Iranians indicated that it was complicated for them in their context and so it didn't occur. And then today, somewhat surprisingly we were contacted by them to say that president Rouhani would lake to speak to President Obama by telephone on his way out of town. And we were able to make that call come together and it did. And it was a constructive discussion.
ZAKARIA: How long was the call?
RICE: About 15 minutes, but of course, with translation. So it was a brief call. But sufficient to convey the messages from both sides.
ZAKARIA: Was it friendly or business-like?
RICE: I would say cordial and constructive. Obviously, when you have two leaders from two countries that have not communicated at that level for almost 35 years, it is something of a ground breaking event. But they both conveyed their commitment to trying to explore in a constructive manner the diplomatic path. We have made very clear and the president has long reiterated including this week at the general assembly that the United States will not tolerate Iran with a nuclear weapon. But our strong preference is that this problem be resolved through diplomatic means. And obviously, as a consequence of international pressure, the international communicate being united, of course, the sanctions and the economic pressure and the election of president Rouhani, there is an opportunity now to test the proposition of that diplomatic settlement.
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BURNETT: Will there be a diplomatic settlement?
OUTFRONT tonight, General Wesley Clark, former NATO supreme ally commander and Chad Sweet, former CIA officer and co-founder of the Chertoff group.
OK, great to have both of you with us.
General Clark, let me start with you. You heard Susan Rice there which was just amazing, giving us the details of how this actually went down, 15-minute phone call with translation. I'm going to say that's probably five minutes, maybe seven if you're lucky, you know. Just having listened to the Farsi translations over time. It focused mostly on the nuclear issue, though, in terms of the content. Should the president have had the conversation directly?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK, FORMER NATO ALLY COMMANDER: I think it was a great conversation to have. And I think it is part of a broader effort where you see the United States using tough sanctions, using the threat of force to get diplomatic leverage and then get the opening for diplomatic opportunities.
BURNETT: Chris, what do you think? I mean, talking, you would think is never a bad thing except for what matters most is, is there substance to the talks. So, the question is, could it be a mistake to have the president directly involved? Because once the president is directly involved, the ball stops there. There is nowhere else for it to stop. And anything he says becomes a, you know, a real negotiating point, a real promise, a real commitment. CHAD SWEET, FORMER CIA OFFICER: You're exactly right, Erin. This is frankly a kinder, gentler face of Iran but it is essentially, where's the beef? And there's no sign at the U.N. when Rouhani spoke that he was willing to budge one inch from their defiant policy on nuclear enrichment. They are not going to comply -- he did not acknowledge they would move forward in compliance with the U.N. resolutions calling for the halting of enrichment. They have been defiant in Syria where they are funding our opponents there. And then, lastly, we just saw that in 2011, this administration acknowledged that they disrupted a plot where they were going to assassinate the Saudi ambassador on U.S. soil. So, it defies logic after he gets snubbed at the U.N., why the president would chase him down at the airport to call him by phone. And this is rewarding bad behavior. There is no sign that the regime is willing to change and we should question why the president is so eager to do this.
BURNETT: And General Clark, let me ask you about that. You know, the meeting with the Iranian president yesterday that I was able to attend, he was categorical that Iran will not stop enriching uranium. Of course, he didn't negotiate at to what percent about meeting. But to Chad's point, the U.S. currently says Iran is a state sponsor of terror. That it supports Hezbollah in Syria.
Earlier this month, of course, the United States says that the Iranian government told militants to attack America's biggest embassy if the United States launched missile at Syria. Those are pretty aggressive and awful allegations to make about a country. And it is pretty shocking the president of the United States would talk to that president so quickly. Isn't it?
CLARK: Well, we have been in a 33-year undeclared limited war with Iran. We have had incident encounter incident all this time. We never had the head of the state talk. What would you expect Iranians to say at the United Nations? That they would come there and announce unilaterally that they are not going to continue to enrich? No, because, then there would be nothing for them to give up when the negotiations start.
SWEET: As you said General, after 33 years, I hear your point. Why would not we send Secretary Kerry? Why would not we engage at a lower level? Why reward this behavior with escalating for the first time in 33 years to a dialogue with the president?
CLARK: What makes it a reward? In reality, both sides have to take risks with their hard liners when they talk. The outcome of this is going to be decided by leverage, by national interests, by competition. This is not going to be a friendly negotiation. But everything you can do in the atmospherics to take edge off it while you keep the leverage on is good.
Tough, angry talk and rhetoric doesn't get you anywhere in negotiations. Real leverage does. The United States put real leverage on with the economic sanctions in place. BURNETT: And let me ask but that, both of you. But Chad, you first. The spokeswoman for the department of state was on this program last night. And I asked her about that very specific question with Iran. She was categorical, again, I mean, as much as she could be saying the United States will not ease up on sanctions on Iran unless given full inspector access to all nuclear sites.
Chad, do you think the U.S. will stand by that?
SWEET: Well, I think I have tremendous respect for General Clark and his experience, but I will say this. I think the general would agree that actions matter. And then, at the end of the day, rhetoric doesn't. And so, what we have to do is look at the Iranian's action. He is right that we have got to remain open for dialogue at the right level. But when you look at the actions, Erin, as you said, they could have taken a very meaningful step either not -- even quietly behind the closed doors to help us in Syria. They could have helped also by showing that they meet us halfway on some type of negotiation on peaceful civilian inspections. They did neither.
BURNETT: All right, I will leave it there for now. Thanks very much to both of you. We have a special take on what that on that call later in the program tonight. And you can see the entire interview with Susan Rice on Fareed Zakaria, this Sunday at 10:00 and 1:00 eastern standard time.
Still to come, a new development in the NSA spying investigation and maybe you thought it would get to this point. But we can report tonight and we will give you the details on agents spying on their own friends, family and experamores (ph).
Plus, a pilot suffers a heart attack in mid-flight. He later passed away. You are going to hear the emergency call from the cockpit as this happening last night.
And then Google is celebrating a major milestones tonight and one of the biggest alligators you will ever see. An alligator, not a crocodile, I'm told. We will show you the full video. That's out set up.
BURNETT: Our second story OUTFRONT, spying on lovers. A new report shows that employees at the NSA, the National Security Administration, used the United States' surveillance systems to snoop on their significant others. Now, at least that we know of at this point, it happened at least a dozen times, again, that we know of.
CNN's Joe Johns is OUTFRONT.
JOE JOHNS, CNN CRIME AND JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Love, sex and the NSA. It is a great movie script and it was. In the Reese Witherspoon flick, this means war. Two intelligence agents discover they are dating the same woman. One even monitoring and interrupting the other's intimate activities. It is definitely not legal and it is not just in the movies. The operation even has a name, LoveInt, int as in intelligence.
The National Security Agency detailing in a letter to Congress, 12 cases of employees misusing the wide ranging snooping power of the government to spy on love interests, reviewing telephone numbers called on a girlfriend's phones, listening to collected phone conversations of a woman with whom an employee was having sex, querying e-mail addresses belonging to a former girlfriend, tasking the system to look for a communications of a wife, and in one case, a woman checked the foreign telephone number she had discovered in her husband's cell phone had because she suspected he had been unfaithful.
GEN. KEITH ALEXANDER, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY: Several of these cases were referred to the department of justice for prosecution, appropriate discipline, and action in other cases. We hold ourselves accountable every day.
JOHNS: But James Bamford, author of "the shadow factory" about the NSA says this is probably the tip of the iceberg because it is human nature and so hard to resist taking a peek at a lover's communications, when you have the power to track them anywhere in the world.
JAMES BAMFORD, AUTHOR, THE SHADOW FACTORY: They have somebody in there who has the access and has the capability and then has the emotional issue involved. And you put all that together and it is a very tempting thing.
JOHNS: The fact that 12 cases were caught and dealt with over the last ten years may suggest that NSA can handle this kind of misbehavior. But Bamford says in the big picture, the guy who put the world focus on the agency shows a bigger fix is need.
BAMFORD: You know, the internal controls at NSA are pathetic. Look at Edward Snowden was able to walk out of the NSA with the most secret documents he could get. He spent three months trading these documents and nobody once detected him.
JOHNS: The case of the accused NSA leaker Edward Snowden shows that spying on loved ones isn't the only reason people have inappropriately accessed NSA data bases. James Bamford says he uncovered a case where an employee was searching for an information to get a jump on the stock market.
For OUTFRONT, Joe Johns, Washington.
BURNETT: And now, our third story OUTFRONT on this Friday, in flight emergency.
A United Airlines flight forced to make an unexpected stop last night after the pilot suffered a heart attack in the cockpit. The captain was playing the a 737 from Houston to Seattle on the route you see there. The first officer had to take control of the plane. And air traffic controllers told him to land in Boise, Idaho. At that time, he called for help.
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BRYANT MAGILL, UNITED PASSENGER: We have got a man down, chest compressions going on right now. I'm not sure too much right now on status, but we're going on need probably medicine. Can an ambulance and maybe some air care meet us on the runway?
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BURNETT: Now, passengers on that plane say they were impressed with how the crew handled the emergency.
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MAGILL: The first officer immediately came on saying we were making an emergency landing. An medical emergency was happening on the plane. And it was very impressive how they worked together.
SCOTT HYDE, UNITED PASSENGER: Told everyone to stay seated. And somebody said they saw them giving the pilots CPR and they were on the ground and about two minutes later.
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BURNETT: Sadly we can report the pilot, Captain Henry Skiller, passed away this morning and he was 63-years-old.
Well now, the money and power of Google because there was a big birthday today. Google turned 15. Now it was amazing, right, the search engine was officially launched on this day in 1998 out of a garage in California.
When you think about it, I mean, the world has changed and Google and so much, it has only been 15 years. That's not very much. Any way, 1998, saving private Ryan was the number one movie of the year, Sci-fi (ph) wrapping up a nine year run, Apple dropped its rainbow colors from its logo, and people used other search engines. Do you remember these? I mean, you know, you are old enough if you do. (INAUDIBLE), excite, ask G (ph). They're all still up if you're interested in a walk down memory lane. Part of me wishes we could go back to a time before Google. Now we have all this information at our fingertips. But maybe at a cost?
There's privacy issues, a whole lot of misinformation, a lot of nastiness being said anonymously. Maybe there is something to be said for tracking down the answers to your questions yourself.
Anyway, still to come, the reigning Miss Teen USA blackmailed by a man who illegally snapped nude photos of her. It turns out she knew him. She is OUTFRONT here with me tonight.
Plus, police tell a mother they solved her son's murder. But the story did not add up. So she went out and solved it herself.
And one of the craziest videos of the day, wait until you see just how big this Ally (ph) really is.
BURNETT: Our fourth story OUTFRONT on a Friday, a mother break her son's cold case because police and witnesses originally told the Florida mother that her 34-year-old son died in a freak accident. But that story did not add up to her. And she was determined to find the truth. After years along with setting up her own sting operation, she finally got her justice.
John Zarrella is OUTFRONT.
JOHN ZARRELLA, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Jason Brian Gaily (ph) is charged with second-degree murder because Judy Weaver just wouldn't let it go. Her son, Ronald Johnson, died in 2005. Witnesses told Orange County sheriff's deputies that Johnson fell off his bike and hit his head, a tragic accident. It was a rainy night and according to witnesses, he tried riding on one wheel and lost his balance. But the story didn't add up for Weaver.
JUDY WEAVER, RONALD JOHNSON'S MOTHER: They pretty much kind of brushed it off as, well, it was an accident. Everybody said the same thing. And that's it. It's done. Well, it was not done.
ZARRELLA: So, Judy Weaver began telling folks in the neighborhood that her son was very much alive and talking, spilling the beans that it was no accident. When in fact he was not talking at all. He was briefly in a coma before passing away nine days later. But Weaver's yarn was so convincing, she said within days, a key person came forward. Jason Gaily (ph).
WEAVER: He wants to tell me he accidentally hit Ronny with his fist.
ZARRELLA: She takes information to the sheriff's office.
The sheriff's department said a sheriff was assigned to the case but could not get witnesses to tell the truth. Gaily is not picked up. And for seven years it remains a cold case. Then, just by chance last year, Judy Weaver is chatting at the restaurant where she works with a lieutenant.
WEAVER: I was talking about how bad of the job that the sheriff's department had done and that I wished I could have met this police officer that was there.
ZARRELLA: It turns out the lieutenant was a sergeant back in 2005 and was on the scene.
LIEUTENANT PAUL HOPKINS, ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: I told her I would do what I could to write this. If we did anything wrong, we are going to fix it.
ZARRELLA: Detectives re-interviewed witnesses, four of whom changed their stories saying they were scared to tell the truth before. Based on the new information, Jason Gaily (ph) is picked up and charged with murder and a mother's intuition made it happen.
John Zarrella, CNN, Miami.
BURNETT: And still to come, President Obama has a new plan to stop school shootings. But did he get the idea from the NRA? An OUTFRONT investigation.
Plus, a new report out on climate change, painting a doom day situation unless.
And Tiger Woods has fame and he has riches. But will he fail at the one thing that seems to matter to him most?
And the shout-out tonight, big gators. This alligator was captured near Lakeland, Florida. It weighs 565 pounds and is 12-feet, six inches long. It took two and a half hours to catch it. I'm going to hope this had a happy ending because I personally would not like this story if there was a sad ending for the gator.
Anyway, the shout out tonight goes to the gator because according to CNN affiliate WALB, it is a new Georgia state record, 13 feet, 10 3/4 inches long, 620 pounds.
We will be right back.
BURNETT: We have breaking news right now.
The United Nations Security Council getting ready to meet and vote on a resolution regarding Syria's chemical weapons. According to U.S. officials, the plan would impose, quote, "legally binding obligations on Syria to eliminate its chemical weapons." But that word, those words legally binding are very important apparently, do not include the automatic threat of force which the United States had originally insisted upon.
Nick Paton Walsh is at the United Nations for us tonight.
And Nick, this meeting was in jeopardy, I know, but today they didn't know if they are going to be to actually come to the table. Now, it looked like it is back on track. How significant is that? Is this a done deal?
NICK PATON WALSH, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: It seems to be a done deal. There is a bit of last minute jitters in the Haig where the U.N. military group had to pass basically a decision to say that they were ready to technically get on with the military mission of getting rid of Syria's chemical weapons.
Now, in about half an hour, the U.N. Security Council will meet. They will vote. That is expected to go through. The question really, Erin, after that is how is the violation done by Syria actually recognized and then enforced. It is a bit fudgy in the language exactly how you will determine if Syria is in violation of this, the regime. And then, of course, as you mentioned, the language of the resolution doesn't allow for automatic forceful, it just says they have to reconsider that violation. Look at what measures can be possible and then vote on it all over again, giving Russia again a veto on this process here.
But some advances today. At least now, there is a faster U.N. bound timetable for Syria, giving up its chemical weapons -- Erin.
BURNETT: All right. Thank you very much, Nick Paton Walsh - explaining the details we need to know. That's significant vote tonight.
Well, the United Nations is surer than ever that human are playing a major role in climate change.
According to a new report from the U.N., it's extremely likely that humans are to blame for global warming. The report's worst case prediction is that by the year 2100, temperatures could increase by as many as 6.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
Here's the thing, the scientists say that even if humans and greenhouse gas emissions today, it could linger for maybe thousands of years.
Well, a New Jersey judge has ruled that same sex couples must be permitted to marry in that state. The judge was based on the decision on the Supreme Court's Defense of Marriage Act ruling. She ordered that same sex marriages be allowed on the state starting on October 21st. My sister's birthday.
In a statement, Governor Chris Christie's office indicated that he would appeal the case. That's interesting, though, because CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin tells us, if the ruling stands, it might be a gift to Chris Christie because he gets to denounce the judge in the ruling, but he avoids having a lengthy, acrimonious, nationally watched fight about same sex marriage.
Well, former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's fiancee indicted on a perjury charge. Prosecutors also indicted Hernandez' cousin on a single down to accessory to murder. All the charges stem from the investigation into the death of a semi-pro football player Hernandez is accused of killing. In search warrant affidavits obtain by CNN, authorities alleged the woman, quote, "made overt attempts to hide evidence and to, quote, "hinder and mislead the investigation."
And, finally, Detroit getting some help from the federal government. The Obama administration had officials in the city to announce that Detroit will get $300 million in federal aid. I want to emphasize, this isn't technically a bailout because all of the money is coming from existing programs and isn't going to be used directly to pay Detroit debt.
Former CBO director Douglas Holtz-Eakin tells us, this isn't a lot of money. It isn't going to solve Detroit's problems and it might only help the city buy some extra time.
And our fifth story tonight is showdown -- shutdown showdown. A little tough alliteration on a Friday.
A little more than three days left for Congress to stop a government shutdown, and right now -- no deal.
Late this afternoon, President Obama sent another message to Republicans.
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BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Do not threaten to burn the house down simply because you haven't gotten 100 percent of your way. That's not how our democracy is supposed to work.
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BURNETT: But what will make this democracy work?
Dana Bash is on Capitol Hill.
And, Dana, I'm not going to ask you to answer that question, because I know, right now, it's kind of impossible.
But any response from Republicans today to what the president said?
DANA BASH, CNN CHIEF CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT: The speaker, the House speaker through his spokesman said they are going to do something that doesn't shut down government but does reflect what they call the train wreck that is Obamacare. They also chastised the president for not being involved in the process and just grandstanding.
And it is true that there have been no calls between the Oval Office and the speaker's office. Either way, nothing lower level either. And, in fact, the House is gone. They're not coming back until tomorrow. Even the Senate left after they had their votes today.
BASH (voice-over): On party line votes, the Senate passed a bill funding the government without defunding Obamacare.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The yeas are 54, the nays are 44. The amendment is agreed to.
BASH: Next stop, the House, again. But what happens there is unclear. House GOP leaders have no plan.
In fact, when the Senate passed a bill keeping the government open, the House was already done with business for the day. Cars filled the capitol parking lot to whisk House members away since they're not required to return until Saturday. Two days before the deadline.
REP. PETER KING (R), NEW YORK: It's a waste of taxpayers' money for me to sit here doing. I'd like to be meeting with constituents back in my district.
BASH: Senior GOP sources privately admit House Republican leaders are in a bind because many rank-and-file Republicans want to make changes to the Senate bill. Keep fighting.
Conservative crusader Ted Cruz lost the majority of fellow Senate Republicans in a vote he called critical to defeating Obamacare.
SEN. TED CRUZ (R), TEXAS: It is not easy to disagree with your political party. But at the end of the day, what we're doing here is bigger than partisan politics.
BASH: His grassroots push forced House Republicans to pass the spending bill defunding Obamacare in the first place. Now, he is urging the House not to give up.
CRUZ: I am hopeful, I am confident that the House will continue to stand its ground.
BASH (on camera): Is it worth to you to shut the government down?
REP. DARRELL ISSA (R), CALIFORNIA: You know, you keep saying shut the government down. The press keeps saying it. That's the president's line. The fact is the House has every right to determine what they will spend.
BASH (voice-over): The Senate Democratic leader had some colorful words for House conservatives.
SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV), MAJORITY LEADER: Some of these people are part of the weird caucus over there, who want to shut the government down.
BASH: Harry Reid warned any House changes would be unacceptable. Why?
REID: Because it's obvious that that would shut down government. We can't move very quickly.
BASH (on camera): Why would not it be your fault then?
REID: Well, you're using a weird caucus math.
BURNETT: No, you aren't.
But any way, the other big deadline, Dana. You know, the debt ceiling, that's obviously October 17th. That could even have a bigger impact on the economy. Last time they couldn't reach a deal on that, the entire country was downgraded, which could hurt much money we all have down the line, 783 days since we lost that top credit rating.
If there is no deal on the shutdown, how in the world are they going to have a deal on the debt ceiling? BASH: It is really, really tough to satisfy. Part of the issue is, now, we reported for the past couple of nights, Erin, that House Republicans came up with this big laundry list of priorities that they were going on add to the debt ceiling. That is -- even that is shelved now because many of the rank-and-file just wanted to deal with this government funding issue first. But it also done is exposed yet another problem that is coming just in a few days -- few weeks, I should say, October 17th -- as you said.
And I talked to a lot of Republican who are not happy with Ted Cruz' crusade and they really feel that it could hurt Republicans in their negotiating in the future. But guess what? They're not going to not negotiate. So, it is really going to make it even more difficult and perhaps even more toxic as you get into something as you said that could be much more catastrophic when it comes to the economy.
BURNETT: All right. Dana Bash, thank you very much, reporting from Capitol Hill tonight.
Our sixth story OUTFRONT: Obama takes a tip from the NRA.
The Justice Department saying it is putting aside $45 million to add police officers to public schools. This is an idea the NRA pushed immediately after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Schools around the nation have been struggling to find ways to prevent another horrific disaster like Sandy Hook.
David Mattingly is OUTFRONT with just how far one school is taking that mission.
DAVID MATTINGLY, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): This is how a national nightmare begins. A gunman enters a school ready to kill.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Help me! Help, help! I got his gun.
MATTINGLY: But in this case, the threat is not real.
MATTINGLY: It's a training exercise for teachers learning how to keep their students and themselves alive.
ZACH HUDSON, FOUNDER, DEFENSE TACTICS SOLUTION: We train those people to deal with that shooter with their hands, with their feet, with their elbows. That's what we do.
MATTINGLY: Zach Hudson is a central Florida police officer and CNN hero, recognized for his work helping senior citizens.
He is now training teachers how to run, hide, and fight back, if a gunman targets their school.
HUDSON: Chop that body down. Use both those knees! Chop that body down. MATTINGLY: Hudson's approach does not include keeping guns in the classroom.
FRANK TAYLOR, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR: Not so much encouraging ourselves to arm with weapons but arm ourselves with knowledge, and how we can use the environment around us.
MATTINGLY: Part of that is teaching teachers how to attack their attackers, when they become the last line of defense.
(on camera): I've got to tell you. Some of you are scaring me. What do I see working there? Is that fear or is that anger?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I think it's a combination of both.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: All right, girls.
MATTINGLY (voice-over): Deborah Aman has been a teacher for 30 years, and worries more than ever.
(on camera): Is there something about all this that's kind of sad to you?
DEBORAH AMAN, 5TH GRADE TEACHER: Yes. Very sad. I just can't put it into words. But the children are, I have to protect the children.
HUDSON: Watch what Mike is doing. He is repeatedly attacking that body.
MATTINGLY (voice-over): When running or hiding fail, taking shooter by surprise knowing how to grab his weapon, how the possibly incapacitate him can make the difference between life or death.
(on camera): Watch closely what happens next. This is the worst-case scenario. A shooter is about to enter a classroom. The only thing between him and the students is a teacher -- unarmed but not necessarily helpless.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Help me, help me! I've got his gun!
HUDSON: I would hope they had learned that you have to be aggressive. You have to tap in to that angry side of you, that emotional side of you to stop that attack.
MATTINGLY (voice-over): That nervous laughter you hear is the sound of confidence replacing insecurity with skills these teachers hope they will never need.
For OUTFRONT, David Mattingly, Lake Mary, Florida.
BURNETT: Amazing story. Still to come, Will and Kate break with tradition concerning the new prince. We're going to tell what you has some royal watchers scratching their heads.
And then, a bizarre and frightening story. The new Miss Teen USA, the target of an extortion plot to force her to release naked pictures. She was surprised to find out who cops say did it. She's our guest OUTFRONT, next.
BURNETT: And we're back with tonight's "Outer Circle".
We begin tonight in Indonesia. There are major security concerns over this weekend's crowning of Miss World. Islamic radicals have been protesting the pageant for weeks, calling it insulting to Muslims and they threaten violence.
I asked our Anna Coren what the country is doing to keep the contestants safe.
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ANNA COREN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Erin, threats of violence are overshadowing the Miss World Pageant being staged here in Indonesia this weekend, following angry protest by Islamic fundamentalists. The beauty contest was supposed to be held in the country's capital Jakarta. But at the very last minute, the government moved it to the resort island of Bali. Protesters described it as pornography and a whore contest.
The U.S., British and Australian embassies have all issued warnings. And with the Bali bombings of 2002 and 2005 still fresh in people's minds, authorities are not taking any chances, with hundreds of police on duty for the crowning of Miss World -- Erin.
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BURNETT: Thank you.
And I want to go to London where there is another milestone for the royal family. Prince George is going to be christened next month at the Chapel Royal at St. James Palace. The duke and duchess of Cambridge chose this location over Buckingham Palace, which is a really big deal if you follow these things.
So, I asked CNN's Max Foster if this is another sign of the royal couple switching things up.
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MAX FOSTER, CNN ROYAL CORRESPONDENT: Erin, it is traditional for future monarchs to be christened at Buckingham Palace but this is a break from that tradition. Prince George instead will be christened down the road at St. James Palace, in the Chapel Royal -- perhaps an example of the duke and duchess again doing things their way, but also maybe because Prince William will have vivid memories of Chapel Royal. It's there that his mother's body was rested before her funeral.
It will be a well-watched event, though, because this will be the first time we've seen George since he came out of the hospital, at least in video form. Also on Friday we saw the new coat of arms with the duke and duchess of Cambridge. It is a mixture of his and hers -- his on the left, hers on the right. We'll probably see it when plaques are unveiled at formal events.
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BURNETT: Thanks very much to you, Max.
And now, our seventh story OUTFRONT, the Miss Teen USA sex-tortion case.
A 19-year-old college student has been arrested for allegedly taking nude images of Miss Teen USA, Cassidy Wolf, and then using those pictures to blackmail her. His demand, give me more explicit photos or else he'd post all the images he had from hacking into her computer. According to court documents, Jared Abrahams, a former high school classmate of Cassidy's, hacked into her computer, used her webcam to take pictures of her during her most private moments.
The FBI says Wolf was one of at least eight women that Abraham was black mailing in a scheme that reached as far as Russia.
OUTFRONT tonight, Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf.
And, Cassidy, thank you so much for coming in and taking the time. People -- this is a terrifying thing for people to imagine that you're at home and someone could hack into your computer and be watching you. This happened to you.
How did you feel when you first learned that something like this was happening?
CASSIDY WOLF, MISS TEEN USA 2013: I dropped my phone and I was screaming. I was on the phone with my mom and we were both crying. I really, I couldn't explain the emotion that I was going through. It was terrifying. Absolutely terrifying.
BURNETT: And you received an e-mail, right? That included naked pictures of yourself.
BURNETT: So, just out of the blue, you get this e-mail.
WOLF: Right. My Facebook had given me a notification that somebody had logged into my Facebook from Utah. I started to notice that my other social sites had kind of been acting a little strange. So, I knew that something was going on.
So I received this e-mail and I saw the first three lines. I scrolled through it really quick will on my iPhone and I just scrolled to the bottom and saw the two photos, and became hysterical, because I didn't feel like this was really happening. It was crazy.
BURNETT: I can't imagine this. One of the messages it said, from the court documents, either do you one of the things listed below or I will upload these pics and a lot more. And he added, I have a -- capital letters -- lot more, and those are better quality on all your accounts for everybody to see.
So, he told you in order to stop this from happening, for him to upload these extra photos, you had three options.
BURNETT: Send him more pictures. Make him a good video, or go on Skype and do what he told you to do for five minutes.
BURNETT: You read that. What do you do?
WOLF: I don't even remember the moment. It was honestly like the biggest blur. And I just, I was crying hysterically. I could not believe that this was really happening to me. It did not feel real.
And when I was on the phone with my mom, we were trying to figure out what to do. And our only reasonable thought was to contact the authorities.
BURNETT: Right. Which of course you did.
BURNETT: How did you then find out it was someone who knew you? Your high school was big. It wasn't as if you knew him personally. But you passed him in the hall.
How did you figure out this was someone you knew?
WOLF: I found out yesterday that it was somebody that I went to high school with and that I knew. When I found that out, when I found out his name, I couldn't really put a picture to his name or a face to his name, because there were a ton of kids who went to school with me.
As I started to think about it and realized who this person was, it kind of all started to click in my head. And it just -- it was weird. It's weird to put a putting a face to somebody, in my head, I'd created this monster. You know, somebody who was attacking me and now, putting a face it -- a kid I went to school with, it's kind of a mixed emotion for me.
BURNETT: Let me ask about this. It's tough, right, his attorney told one of our affiliates that Jared Abrahams is autistic, and his family feels profound regret and remorse for what he did to you and these other women. If he is indeed autistic, does this change what you think -- given what you went through which is horrible no matter who did it to you, right?
BURNETT: But does it change your view of what the punishment should be?
WOLF: It doesn't necessarily change my view of what the punishment should be because that is up to the judge and that is up to our court system. But I am fighting a battle between my heart and head. In my head I'm thinking this person did it to me and not only me, he did it to, you know, seven other girls.
And in my heart, I'm thinking, you know, why? Why did he do this? What is honestly troubling him? He obviously has an internal conflict. And I just want to know why. So, it's a conflict between my heart and my head.
BURNETT: And how did this affect you and your family? You have had one day to sink in who he is. So, I mean, I would imagine -- I don't want to put words in your mouth -- but you're not sure yet totally how you feel.
WOLF: I'm not sure at all. I can't describe how I'm feeling. It's weird to be able to picture now who had been doing this to me for three months.
BURNETT: Cassidy, thank you very much for coming and telling your story.
WOLF: Thank you.
BURNETT: Hopefully, you know, a lesson for people to be careful, horrible things can happen. Thank you, dear.
WOLF: Thank you.
BURNETT: All right. Well, now, it's time for the OUTFRONT "Outtake."
People are very excited about President Obama's historic conversation with the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani by phone. And it is a big milestone. Sure, it might have been better if it were face-to-face, yet it could have been a lot worse.
President Obama is a very Web-savvy leader, routinely using social media to share his thoughts. Whether we like it or not, we were hurtling toward a time when diplomatic interactions of the highest level could occur online, Skype, e-mail, Facebook, even Twitter -- well, maybe not Twitter, because while President Obama has a verified Twitter account -- that's how you can tell with the blue check next to his name -- that means that he stands behind everything that comes from that account.
The Iranian president does not. In fact, the Iranian government wouldn't confirm to us directly that @hassanrouhani is actually the Iranian president's official account.
Now, look, we know the Iranian government is using this account. But why not come out and confirm, give us the little blue checkmark? When I asked the Iranians this week about a tweet from that account about a sensitive topic, I said, quote, "Can I take that as confirmation that he approved that tweet and, by extension, that any tweet from this secretary endorsed by the president of Iran even though it is sent by a staffer? Is this fair?" I was not given an answer.
A world leader is accountable for what he or she does, says and tweets. The Iranians should verify the account. I don't just mean that little blue checkmark, to be honest with you. Just say, yes, these are the words of our leader, and he stands by them. Because if Iran wants what it says it want -- serious negotiations on its nuclear program and economic sanction, the real Hassan Rouhani needs to -- please stand up.
Still OUTFRONT, Tiger Woods wins big -- or does he?
BURNETT: It was a very big year for Tiger Woods because it was announced today that Tiger has been named the PGA Tour Player of the Year. It's the 11th time that he's won that honor.
Now, he has won five tournaments this season which is more than any other player, and finished second in the FedEx cup. $8 million in prize money is $2 million more than any other player. So, you'd think, well, he's number one, he's won all these things, he's won more than anybody else, he's the winner, right?
No, because a lot of people, including Tiger Woods, consider the year a failure. The reason for that? No majors.
For the fifth year in a row, Tiger Woods has come up empty-handed at the four major golf tournament which I guess in the golf world, you know, you pick these are four things that matter the most, and that's what matters. That's how they measure you. He came in fourth at the Masters this year, which was a big pay day but new green jacket, and in golf, that's a big deal especially for Tiger.
Remember when Tiger started and he was so young, and everybody thought he was going to become the top record holder in history overnight? Well, he's currently second on the all-time majors list, that is four wins behind Jack Nicklaus. And you know, at the beginning of Tiger's career, it seemed a sure bet he would take the top spot.
I think I remember people saying he'd do it by the time he was 30. At the time that seemed so long away, you know. But anyway, now who knows what will happen. Tiger is currently first or second on most of the PGA's all-time lists.
He has won $100 million. That is more money playing golf than anyone in history. So, there's no comparing him and Jack Nicklaus, even adjusted for inflation, math geeks. Tiger wins.
But the record of records might be out of his grasp. So here's the question -- is being number one in money better than being number one in the record books or not? How do you define success -- Majors or money? That really is the big question right now. Let us know on Twitter, I I'm @ErinBurnett, or @OutFrontCNN.
Thanks so much as always for watching. Have a wonderful Friday night and a great weekend.
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WOLF BLITZER, CNN ANCHOR: Erin, thanks.