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Shutdown Stalemate: A Way Out?; The Season of Peyton; Advocate Wins Top Human Rights Award; Tigers Advance To Face Red Sox

Aired October 11, 2013 - 06:30   ET


JOHN KING, CNN CHIEF NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: A couple of key things. Number one, the Republicans are polling their own members saying the president will talk to us about these debt issues, about entitlement issues but first we have to re-open the government. What conditions do we need to sell that in the House of Representatives?

That's a tough sell for Speaker Boehner because some of those members are holding out over defunding Obamacare, or some big dent in Obamacare.

So, as the House works on that, watch for today's meeting, Chris, between the president and Senate Republicans, because they're working on some proposals, repealing that tax on medical devices, changing the formula -- the income formula under which you become eligible for subsidies in Obamacare.

The Senate is working on what I call more modest changes to Obamacare that could in the end be the gateway to get some of those House conservatives onboard.

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: Yes, I think we'll start hearing about the penalty payment for individual. That's going to wind up coming up. John king, thank you very much for the insight.

Have a great weekend, my friend.

KING: You do the same.

MICHAELA PEREIRA, CNN ANCHOR: All right. Ahead on NEW DAY Peyton Manning is set to face one of the worst teams in the NFL on Sunday. Will you be watching? What exactly is this mismatch making history? We'll tell you about that, coming up.

CUOMO: And here's a real interesting one. Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, his father, they're estranged. His father didn't know what happened with Jeff Bezos. He didn't know. There's a new book exploring the surprising discovery. We'll tell you about it, coming up.

PEREIRA: Fascinating story.

CUOMO: Right?


PEREIRA: Welcome back to NEW DAY. Let's take you around the world, starting in Tripoli where Prime Minister Ali Zeidan returning to work Thursday after being kidnap by armed militiamen.

Nic Robertson has that.


NIC ROBERTSON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Now, the prime minister released unharmed from his kidnapping, the conclusion here, the United States far less likely to come in and arrest a main suspect in last year's Benghazi attack on the consulate. Why? Because most people here think it was the U.S. arrest last weekend of al Qaeda suspect Abu Anas al Libi that triggered the prime minister's kidnapping.

Big Muslim holiday coming. It feels calm. Just across the sea, 200 Marines ready to come in and support the embassy if that changes.

Back to you, Michaela.


PEREIRA: All right. Nic, thank you.

To Miss Universe now, facing charges in India after an unauthorized fashion shoot at the Taj Mahal.

Here's Mallika Kapur in Mumbai.


MALLIKA KAPUR, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Miss Universe is in trouble in India. Police have filed a case against American Olivia Culpo following a fashion footwear shoot at the Taj Mahal, India's famous monument to love. Police say she did not have permission to shoot at Taj which expressly prohibits any form of commercial photography.

The implications of this police case against her aren't clear yet, but one official told CNN, I have to study the case and then decide what happens next.

Michaela, back to you.


PEREIRA: All right. Thank you so much.

CUOMO: All right. So, Sunday's coming. And we love sports. We love when records are broken in sports.

PEREIRA: I know.

CUOMO: This Sunday, one game in particular, is breaking a record before it even begins. PEREIRA: This is interesting.

CUOMO: Right? Denver is an unprecedented 28-point favorite over the Jacksonville Jaguars. At the helm, of course, Peyton Manning. We keep showing his picture, but is he that good that he breaks this record before it even starts?

Let's bring in someone who knows, Robin Lundberg, host of "The Robin Lundberg Show" on ESPN New York Radio.

Great to have you with us, Robin. Welcome to NEW DAY.

ROBIN LUNDBERG, ESPN NEW YORK RADIO: Thank you for having me.

CUOMO: Now, when we're talking about the spread, this isn't a bunch of people sitting around and saying, my gut is they're going to win 25, I say 30, 28 is good enough.

Talk about the science that goes into thinking about it.

LUNDBERG: Well, the house doesn't lose, right? You know that anytime you go to Las Vegas.

And the spread, it's remarkable efficient. And it's also based on the public money, too, right? So, money moves it. If there's a bunch of money coming in on one team, it will adjust the spread accordingly.

And you know they're not in the business of losing these things. So, they spend their time, they set it, and they generally win. So, even if you're a really expert gambler, you're only going to beat the spread like 51 percent, 52 percent of the time on --

BERMAN: In layman's terms here, the money is moving as you said, because the Broncos are really, really good and the Jaguars are epically bad.

LUNDBERG: This is not a historically good team. It's also a historically bad team, the Jaguars. I mean, there's not a redeeming quality about the Jacksonville Jaguars currently. On the other side, Peyton Manning is going to hurt his neck again looking up at the scoreboard with all the touchdown passes he's throwing.

PEREIRA: Let's talk about him for a minute, because this guy is having an unprecedented season. It's just insane. He was kind of written off for a while, was he not?

LUNDBERG: He had four neck surgeries, it was. Anytime that happens, you're going to be a little bit hesitant. He's 37 years old.

PEREIRA: Elderly.

LUNDBERG: Yes, but he gets it done. Not only can he physically get it done, he'd just at the line of scrimmage, making all those sort of changes. He fooled the camera. He didn't tell his teammates he was going to run a naked bootleg. He was untouched going into the end zone. BERMAN: Michaela is excited when you said naked. But that's OK.

PEREIRA: Naked bootleg? Come on.

LUNDBERG: That's my favorite phrase.

BERMAN: Peyton Manning, the Broncos have been incredibly dominating. He's been dominating before, though, at the beginning of seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. They ran up some big records, undefeated until late in the season.

There was a sense a lot of the time that he fired all his bullets early, maybe they would have been better holding back. Look, I'm a Patriots fan. They went undefeated and lost in the big game.

Are they doing too much too soon here?

LUNDBERG: Well, here's my argument for Peyton Manning and why he might struggle relatively speaking in the playoffs. And it goes back to what I was just saying -- not only is he physically performing which you have to do under a high stress situation in the postseason against better teams, but he's also doing the coaching thing.

So, that's another variable that's added in. He's up at the line of scrimmage, he's got to throw the ball and figure out the coverages of the other team.

CUOMO: He's got a great team, though, too. He's probably never been on a better team. Everything about quarterbacks, you're good until somebody hits you.

He's not getting hit. He has a great line, great pieces around him. It all comes down to this -- do you think they'll cover the spread?

LUNDBERG: It's impossible to answer. If you'll tell me I had to bet one way or the other, I had to say no. I can see the Broncos going up 35-0, and taking their foot off the gas a little bit, and Jacksonville gets a couple of scores, which would be a backdoor cover, as they refer to it. But it's difficult to say.

PEREIRA: Could a miracle at all happen here? At all, at all?

LUNDBERG: I don't think they allow you to bet on the money line, which is betting for the team that's the underdog to win outright.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are not going to win --

CUOMO: You're one hit away God forbid, we don't want anything to happen to Peyton. But you're a hit away in football.

LUNDBERG: Even with a backup quarterback, they're going to beat Jacksonville.

CUOMO: I don't know.

PEREIRA: Robin Lundberg -- CUOMO: You think they cover the spread?

BERMAN: I would not bet on it.

CUOMO: What do you think? I would not bet on it.

What do you think? Tweet us with the #newday, do they cover the spread?

All right. Let's get to the weather now. Indra Petersons is over at the weather center.

What do you think? Cover the spread? Does the weather tell us?

INDRA PETERSONS, AMS METEOROLOGIST: I'm just going to stick with the weather, anything but football, OK? Push (ph), that's all I can say about that.

All right. We're definitely talking about the storm that is still here. Yes, we're continuing to see rain around Pennsylvania. Now exiting out of Virginia, kind of hanging around Maryland, all this pretty light is that it is lingering day after day. A lot of people saying why, why won't the storm go away?

It's a dome of high pressure that we call a blocking high. It literally will not let the storm move. We need this dome of high pressure to weaken before the wind goes away. We will see that happen but not until about Sunday or so. Until then, make friends, make peace with it. We'll see rain continuing throughout the day and even if through Saturday. Not necessarily heavy but since it's hanging for so long, still 1 to 3 inches of rain possible. Maybe around Jersey, we can get higher amounts. Maryland can see 3 inches.

The rest of the country looks gorgeous in the middle of the country. Temperatures are well above normal, cool air in the pacific northwest again. The system exiting out of the Rockies. We want to watch the tail end of this.

It will start to produce heavy rain, which a good thing for Texas. They need the rain, notice around Houston, they could see 3 to 5 inches of rain. I want to see what the rest of the country looks like for Columbus Day? Pretty nice almost everywhere except for where? Where we do the short straw, that would be New York City. Rain, rain. And see it again, more rain.

PEREIRA: All right. We'll get our umbrellas out. Indra, thank you.


CUOMO: Thanks. Appreciate that.

Coming up on NEW DAY: 16-year-old education crusader Malala Yousafzai, one year after she was shot by the Taliban she's going to talk to our Christiane Amanpour. And Christiane is going to join us live to unpack the story of this phenomenal young woman.


CUOMO: Look at this. How lucky am I? I've got Mick over. I've got JB over here.

BERMAN: We're the lucky ones, Chris.

CUOMO: Oh, stop it.

BERMAN: So lucky being here with you.


PEREIRA: Welcome back to NEW DAY.

Sixteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai, 16 years old, this incredibly brave Pakistani advocate for children's education, specifically girls education, has been awarded with a top human rights prize by the European Parliament. It was rumored that she was a contender for the Nobel Peace Prize.

All of this, importantly though, comes just a year after Malala was shot and nearly killed by the Taliban on her school bus. But now, one would say, she has the final say, sharing her message with the world. She shared that message, sitting down with our international correspondent -- our chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, hosting a town hall with Malala here in New York City last night. First of all, to be in her presence, Christiane, is a miracle in itself.

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR, CNN CHIEF INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: It really is. Who knew that she would be alive this time last year? And she spoke about, you know, what had happened to her. And I haven't actually heard her speak about that publicly. I've heard her say a lot about her dreams, her passions.

I've her say -- she said it so beautifully that, you know, they could try to kill me, but they couldn't kill the mission which was about getting education from girls. Let's listen to a little bit about what she said.


MALALA YOUSAFZAI, EDUCATION ACTIVIST: The thing is, they can kill me, they can only kill Malala. But it does not mean that they can kill my cause as well. My cause of education, my cause of peace and my cause of human rights. My cause of equality will still be surviving. They cannot kill my cause.



PEREIRA: Christiane, it's almost hard to reckon with the fact that she is just 16 years old.

AMANPOUR: It really is. I think she's a prodigy. I do, actually, because she speaks like an adult, yet, she does have that child-like nature of this optimism, this hope, this idealism. And you know what, defiance based on what her father says, a refusal to live in slavery. He said it so eloquently last night. He's one of her biggest champions.

And even that in itself is rare in Pakistan which is entirely male- dominated. You know, they were talking to me about when a girl is born in their little village in the Swat Valley (ph), it's not cause for celebration. It's cause for grief. They celebrate when the boys are born. And yet, Malala was different. And she, he said, was the pride of the family. And yes, they want to make education for girls compulsory.

PEREIRA: Do you get a sense that they felt that she was sort of other from the time she was a very little girl?

AMANPOUR: I get a sense that they really did think that, certainly the father. You know, he was, you know, besotted (ph) by his daughter. And he is a rare bird, too, a free and progressive thinker in a place where you wouldn't necessarily think that was the case. And he put all of that on to his daughter.

And you know what, the U.N., everybody knows that unless everybody gets an education, especially girls, no community will be healthy, no country will be healthy. So, they're living proof of the desire to get educated, to not be forced into an early marriage. She told me last night that she's 16. One of her best friends she's already got two children. Her life is practically over.

PEREIRA: A source of inspiration this young woman is, a force of change as well. I'm wondering how she's reacting to all of this talk? And we know that there is rumor that she might have been a contender for the Nobel Peace Prize. She already won a very prestigious award for human rights efforts. How does she reckon with it all?

AMANPOUR: Well, she's incredibly modest. I mean, look, you must -- you know because you interview celebrities and we do it all the time, and our world is a celebrity culture. People find it very, very difficult to deal with the amount of attention put on them.


AMANPOUR: But this is what she said about the Nobel situation.


YOUSAFZAI: When i think of myself, I have a lot to do. So, I think that it's really (INAUDIBLE). I would feel proud. I would walk for education, when I would have done something, when I would feeling confident to tell people, yes, I have been (INAUDIBLE) sent children to school. I'll be feeling proud! If I get the Nobel Peace Prize, I'd be saying, yes, I deserve it somehow.


YOUSAFZAI: I need to work a lot. I need to work a lot. (END VIDEO CLIP)

PEREIRA: Again, she's saying how much work she has to do. She's not ready. Yet, she's done so much already.

AMANPOUR: I think quite a lot of controversy, though, but I think there was a lot of people who thought that she might do it, having gotten the Sakharov Prize in Europe the day before.

PEREIRA: But OPCW, we know that they were awarded the Nobel Prize and we also know that you've done a tremendous amount of work in covering Syria. Give us an idea of your reaction to that and the work that they're doing.

AMANPOUR: Listen, anytime an organization that works for peace and disarmament wins, it's a good thing. Usually, Nobel is busy tweeting that it's not because of their work in Syria. OPCW is in charge of disarming Bashar Assad from chemical weapons. So, I think their course is a little bit of a frenzy right now, too, because I think they've had a lot of questions about why didn't Malala win.

But obviously anytime, something like that is brought to prominence. It just reinforces the fact that these are incredibly difficult jobs, and they need to be done and some people are doing it.

PEREIRA: And from what we can tell from Malala, she seems that -- to me -- that she would support this work of efforting peace in the region.

AMANPOUR: And you'll be surprised, she talks about being a girl, boy.

PEREIRA: Can we talk more about it next hour then?

AMANPOUR: Absolutely.

PEREIRA: Can you stick around with us?

AMANPOUR: Yes, I will.

PEREIRA: Christiane, we love that. And we should also point out that this weekend, Christiane's interview with Malala will be the focus of this fantastic special put together. It's called "The Bravest Girl in the World." That will be on Sunday on CNN 7:00 p.m. eastern. Christiane, a delight. We'll talk to you next hour. Chris, over to you.

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: A great story for everybody to hear.

We're going to take a break now on NEW DAY. When we come back, they're finally talking. How the president and Congress may just be on the right track to avoid a debt ceiling disaster. Can they reopen the government? Well, that's a separate question.

Plus, the CEO of Starbucks is taking his venti size anger over the government shutdown to the people and he's talking to CNN.


CUOMO: The fickle winds of fate blow even more harshly in the world of football. The once mighty Giants 0-6.

PEREIRA: Are you relishing --

CUOMO: Nearly four years. Absolutely. Sports is about vengeance. Andy Scholes joins us now with this morning's "Bleacher Report."


CUOMO: I'm a jets fan. We're second class citizens here in the city. I like that the Giants are 0-6, but the question is why, Andy Scholes? Why are they 0-6?

ANDY SCHOLES, BLEACHER REPORT: Well, you know why they're 0-6, guys? It's because Eli Manning is just not playing like the Eli Manning of old. We always talk about how good of a season Peyton Manning is having right now, his brother, Eli, is having pretty much the opposite of what Peyton's been doing.

Eli picked off in the Giants first two drives last night. The second one, taken 48 yards the other way for a touchdown by Tim Jennings. Eli finished tonight with three interceptions. He now has a league- leading 15 on season. Bears beat the Giants 27-21 on Thursday night football.

All right. They say the big time player show off in the big game and that's exactly what we saw last night from Tiger A's Justin Verlander. Detroit and Oakland playing the decisive game 5 in the division series, and Verlander had a no hitter through six. He would end up striking out 10 and eight scoreless inning.

Tigers win 3-0. They advance to take on the Red Sox in the ALCF. Dodgers and Cardinals play game one of the NLCS tonight at 8:30 eastern on TBS.

All right. Turning right now on is the inspirational story of one Arkansas cheerleader. Patience Beard (ph) was born with a birth defect that took her left leg, but she hasn't let that stop her from a accomplishing her dreams. Beard is on scholarship at the Razorback. And she not only does everything all the other cheerleaders do, guys, she does it with a Zebra print prosthetic leg. That is awesome.

PEREIRA: Show them how it's done.


PEREIRA: bring it on, indeed. Right on. Andy Scholes, I love that.

CUOMO: Good stuff. Have a good weekend, my friend. Thank you for bring us that story.

SCHOLES: You too, guys. PEREIRA: All right. Time for our "Must-See Moment" of Friday. What to do when taking a leisurely stroll through a park and suddenly a headless man approaches.


PEREIRA (voice-over): That's exactly what's happening here. Look at this. One of the web's most prolific pranksters, Rahat, (INAUDIBLE) parkgoers in quite a (INAUDIBLE) guy clearly inspired by the upcoming holiday season. The magician/prankster had them running for their lives. Some people got a chuck out of it.


PEREIRA: -- flings his skateboard out of it and says oh, no. I am not the type of person that likes to be scared, but some people love this kind of thing. This would make you --

BERMAN (voice-over): The skateboard throwing kid -- headless running by the way.


CUOMO (voice-over): But here's the thing, I know it's a moment of crisis when the headless man is coming at you, but where is the sound coming from if he's got no head?



BERMAN (on-camera): Strong point.

CUOMO (on-camera): That's how you know it can't be real.


BERMAN: Which is what you're saying when the headless man is running towards you.

CUOMO It's like Scooby Doo happening in real life.

PEREIRA (on-camera): Not a chicken who can still run when their heads are -

CUOMO: It's true. It's true.


CUOMO: Getting close to Halloween. That's what that's about.


CUOMO: All right. We're now at the top of the hour that means it is time, everybody for your top news.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We've been trying to have conversations with our top colleagues. They don't want to talk.

CUOMO: Getting closer. House Republicans and President Obama square off at the White House. We take you inside the negotiations and find out how likely a deal really is.

PEREIRA: Tall order. Can the CEO of Starbucks help end Washington gridlock and restart the government? He speaks out to us this morning about his new mission.

CUOMO: The billionaire's dad. The man who didn't know he was Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos' father until just recently. Will the two now meet?

Your NEW DAY starts right now.

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ANNOUNCER: What you just have to see --


ANNOUNCER: This is NEW DAY with Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan, and Michaela Pereira.


CUOMO: Good morning. Welcome back to NEW DAY. It's Friday, October 11th, seven o'clock in the east. Kate Bolduan is off today. Michaela Pereira and I are here with you.

New this morning, the moment that made the meeting at the White House between obviously the president and House Republicans. They sat down to talk about the shutdown and the debt ceiling. No deal yet, but they're closer. We'll tell you why.

Meanwhile, as if political gridlock wasn't bad enough, the nation's capital bracing for actual gridlock. Listen to this. Thousands of truckers descend on D.C. to snarl up traffic. They say they're protesting government corruption. But will they accomplish anything other than traffic headaches and making it hard for the rest of us?

PEREIRA: Meanwhile, we're going to show you some video that is actually quite difficult to watch. It shows a blind man being savagely attacked on a Philadelphia street. Even more disturbing, no one tries to rush to his aid. No one helps him. Police have no idea what motivated the attacker, but they now are turning to the public in hopes of finding him. We'll have details ahead.

CUOMO: It's terrible. But first here, let's talk about what's going on down in Washington, D.C. It's something. It's something. Democrats, Republicans and the president talking to each other. I know this should happen all the time, but it hasn't, so it's progress. While there's no deal officially on the table, a short-term fix at least to the debt limit crisis could get done as soon as today. Brianna Keilar on the case at the White House this morning. Good morning, Brianna.