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EARLY START WITH JOHN BERMAN AND ZORAIDA SAMBOLIN

Back To Business; Malala And The Queen; Ducks Think Pink

Aired October 18, 2013 - 05:30   ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.


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ZORAIDA SAMBOLIN, CNN ANCHOR (voice-over): The government back in business this morning and President Obama is demanding action. Could the lesson learned mean both sides are finally working together?

JOHN BERMAN, CNN ANCHOR (voice-over): An elementary school bus hijacked. A man armed with a knife, takes the wheel, takes the 11 students on board in a wild scary ride.

SAMBOLIN: The young Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban is getting the royal treatment this morning. Malala Yousafzai gets a special honor from the queen herself. We're going to take you live to London for the very latest.

BERMAN: It is Malala who is the royalty.

SAMBOLIN: Yes.

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BERMAN (on-camera): Welcome back to EARLY START, everyone. I'm John Berman.

SAMBOLIN (on-camera): And I'm Zoraida Sambolin. Thirty-one minutes past the hour.

In Washington and really around the nation this morning, the question is what's next now that the government is back in operation. The debt ceiling has been raised, funding restored, at least for now. But as Tory Dunnan tells us, it may not be the end of the fighting that could, just could paralyze the nation again.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Without objection, the motion is agreed to.

TORY DUNNAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Near the stroke of midnight, it was dubbed a done deal. The debt ceiling raised until February 7th. The government funded through January 15th. Just hours later, signs of normality across the country. Many monuments and museums are now open for business. Even the national zoo's, beloved panda cam is back up and running.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Welcome back, everybody.

DUNNAN: Furloughed workers return back to work.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I'm thrilled. Really thrilled. I'm happy just to be back.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Relief. it's been three weeks.

DUNNAN: Relief the shutdown showdown is over.

BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Let's be clear. There are no winners here. These last few weeks have inflicted completely unnecessary damage on our economy.

DUNNAN: But now, Congress has to come up with a broader budget deal by December 13th. The hope? It's not another 11th hour deal.

OBAMA: In the coming days and weeks, we should sit down and pursue a balanced approach to a responsible budget.

DUNNAN: That means Congress has to get back to work.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We're going to try and find how we can reach common ground and reach a budget process that achieves that, and that's what we're beginning to talk about.

DUNNAN: In Washington, I'm Tory Dunnan reporting.

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BERMAN: We wish them the best of luck on that.

We had frightening image to show you right now from Arkansas. This is of a school bus that was hijacked. It was 11 students and a driver on board. This happened not far from Little Rock. Police say Nicholas John Miller (ph) ran on a stopped bus, pulled a knife, took the wheel, and avoided police for 20 minutes, although, you could see just long extreme of so many police cars chasing this bus.

All of those on board this bus, they were unharmed thankfully. Miller apparently told police someone was after him. He needed to take the bus, he claims, to save his life. Look at that chase.

SAMBOLIN: He says he tried to carjack -- police say that he tried to carjack right before that a woman and she didn't have a car. So, then he decided to hop onboard the bus instead. Luckily, it was a mass effort. Look at all of the police cars behind that.

All right. So, let's get a check of your weekend forecast. Good, bad, Indra?

INDRA PETERSONS, AMS METEOROLOGIST: It's OK.

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PETERSONS: I'm going to go with OK. You guys are going to say brilliant, right? I mean, a little cloudy. We're talking about maybe some light rain out there. Temperatures 60. So, yes, OK. I mean, generally speaking, pretty nice. You can actually see the remnants of the system that made its way offshore that went through overnight.

Still seeing a little bit of it over in New England today. Again, very light rain with that first system. We are still going have to watch the tail end of it for a couple of showers and through Texas today. I think the biggest thing we'll notice in the northeast will be the temperatures switching a little bit. These were yesterday's highs and notice the 70s well above normal.

It was beautiful out there yesterday. D.C. with 77 degrees. Now that cold front did make its way through overnight, you will see those temperatures back off to maybe just more seasonal so a lot more 60s out there. I think the big story, though, is we're going to starting to see that pattern change. We have a series of cold fronts that are out there.

So, every time one of these goes through, we're going to cool off just a little bit more. So, here's the one that went through overnight and still kind of hanging around New England. We're still looking at the tail end here, bringing a couple of showers in through Texas today, Carolina seeing a little bit of rain. Here comes the next one.

This is the one that's going to make its way through probably Saturday into Sunday if you are, of course, into the northeast. And then, we're going to be talking about the third one. This is the biggie that you're going to feel like that big oops change. All this cold air comes in from Canada and I kind of want to jump you all the way forward to Sunday into Monday.

So, by the end of the weekend, because look at the temperature change. Watch Chicago about 61 and Minneapolis already in the 40s by the time we hit the third cold front. Look at these temperatures really start to drop down. So, these 40s and 50s eventually by the middle of next week. All that cold air comes our way. We have time, guys. You can prepare for this.

SAMBOLIN: That's not bad. Is that pretty average for this time of year?

PETERSONS: I mean, right now, we're talking about temperatures above average. So, we're getting close --

SAMBOLIN: once we get head in that direction.

PETERSONS: That will be the low.

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BERMAN: Summer will officially be over.

SAMBOLIN: From one extreme to the other. Thank you so much, Indra.

BERMAN: I have a serious, serious story to tell you about right now from Kentucky. Authorities on the hunt for whomever made off with 65 cases just under 200 bottles I'm talking here of one of the world's rarest bourbons. That's 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle (ph), a brand of Bourbon that often goes for hundreds or even thousands of dollars a bottle.

BERMAN: It's good. The theft was only discovered earlier this week. Investigators think whoever did this knew where the Bourbon was kept and took it slowly over time.

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SHERIFF PAT MELTON, FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: This was secured in a warehouse in a separate port behind a second lock and key. It would lead you to believe that it would be an internal job. It's highly coveted, and as a result of that, it makes it a lot easier to help track.

BERMAN: You heard him say it. An inside job going after this bourbon. Liquid gold, they say.

(LAUGHTER)

BERMAN: Different kind of liquid gold. Some of the industry believes having these cases go missing means the price for other Pappy bottles is actually going to go up. This affects all of us, folks.

SAMBOLIN: Have you heard had one a Pappy--

BERMAN: I haven't, but I know about it. It's sort of legendary.

SAMBOLIN: I don't like Bourbon, but I am willing to try Pappy Van Winkle's 20-year-old bottle. If you have any left, send them our way.

BERMAN: Send them our way.

SAMBOLIN: All right. Coming up, a remarkable young woman heads to Buckingham palace to meet the queen herself. She is an amazing girl. Malala and the monarch when we come back.

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SAMBOLIN: Welcome back to EARLY START. It is a very special meeting today. It's happening in London between two of the world's most notable women, Queen Elizabeth and Malala Yousafzai. The 16-year-old education activist who was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan will be at Buckingham palace. And Max Foster is live in London with all of the details for us this morning. So, what brought this meeting about?

MAX FOSTER, CNN ROYALTY CORRESPONDENT: Well, it's interesting. It's a reception for -- on education and from the commonwealth but, obviously, the headline act is Malala coming here and it is extraordinary, isn't it, to think how she's had this journey since she was shot a year ago. The queen is arguably one of the few living icons, but also, Malala has become an icon.

So, you can have this extraordinary image of an elderly lady and a young girl who had a huge impact on the world and it will be a moment in history but also quite a nerve wracking moment probably for Malala, and Christiane Amanpour asked her about how she felt about this moment coming up when she had the conversation earlier. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR, CNN CORRESPONDENT: The queen of England has invited you to the palace. You're going, right?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes, I am going, because it's the order of the queen.

(LAUGHTER)

AMANPOUR: And how do you feel about going to the palace?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I have to learn how to --

AMANPOUR: Courtesy.

(LAUGHTER)

AMANPOUR: No, it's going to be great.

(LAUGHTER)

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FOSTER: Let's hope (INAUDIBLE) bow, of course, but it doesn't really matter. The queen is excited I'm sure to meet Malala, because she has all these images over the years of this iconic figures. And definitely Malala is the one -- right now, it was less than a week ago, wasn't it, Zoraida, that Malala met President Obama. So, she's having an extraordinary period in her life.

SAMBOLIN: No, absolutely. And everybody expected her to win the Nobel Peace Prize also. I just have to read a quote of hers because she's only 16 years old, right, and she wrote, "We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced." That from the lips of a 16-year-old. I know you have some other royal news for us this morning. So, let's talk about Duchess Kate.

FOSTER: Yes. Well, she's just arrived at the Olympic Park, looking as if she never had a baby and talking about how extraordinary she looks. She's wearing these very tight jeans. It's a sports event. She's been there before. You may remember last year, she went and played hockey at the Olympic Park ahead of the Olympic games. She's back there, supporting young people who could potentially be Olympians, power Olympians of the future.

But a huge press back there just seeing how she is going really since she had Prince George. It's the first time she's been on out her own since she had Prince George, and next week is the big christening. So, we'll be back here next week talking about Prince George and seeing him, really, for the first time on video since he was born.

SAMBOLIN: That will be really nice. We're looking forward to that. Looking forward to you joining us again. Max Foster, thank you.

BERMAN: And asking him all of the tough questions, Max, Prince George.

(LAUGHTER)

BERMAN: All right. We have a touching story now for you out of Tennessee.

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BERMAN (voice-over): Ten-year-old Preston Brian has cerebral palsy. He's he a member of his high school football team. He doesn't usually play. After telling his mom he wanted to get on the field to score a touchdown, his teammates and even their rivals helped make this dream come true.

Look at this, on the first play of last Saturday's game, they allowed him to score pushed by his father. He made it to the end zone as his teammates ran alongside.

SAMBOLIN (voice-over): Look at him!

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BERMAN: Smile. Yes. Look at the joy in the teammates, too. I mean, you can tell this is meaningful for all of them. I love seeing things like this. It makes you realize that these teams and these games is much more about winning.

SAMBOLIN: There are lifelong lessons that you take away from that. That's fantastic.

BERMAN: Wonderful. Congratulations to everyone involved with that.

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BERMAN (on-camera): It's time now for our "Morning Rhyme," the tweets of the day. First up, we have one from Robert McCann (ph). He says, "Life is good for this fellow, Berman, Zoraida, and my morning Bustelo!"

SAMBOLIN (on-camera): I cannot live without my morning Bustelo. Thank you for that. And there's this one from Julie Benane (ph). "Wake up, folks! It's early morn. Zoraida and John showing kitty porn?"

BERMAN: Kitty porn. We'll tell you why because a zoo in Oregon, we've been reporting on this in Oregon, launching a contest to name these adorable baby lions.

SAMBOLIN: And this is not kitty porn, however, John Berman referred to it as kitty porn, because they love enough on each other.

BERMAN: Kitty. It's also just visual, you know --

SAMBOLIN: It's so sweet. To me, this is just sweet.

BERMAN: It is sweet. The Oregon Zoo launching a name in contest. Visit our website, visit ours all the time in our Facebook page and you can tweet us anytime with your morning rhymes, #morning rhyme and EARLY START. Oh, your alarm went off.

SAMBOLIN: Apparently, I got something to do.

BERMAN: All right. Zoraida has got something to do. While she's checking in on her calendar, let's take a look at what's coming up on "NEW DAY." Chris and Kate, good morning, guys.

SAMBOLIN: Shame on me. I'm sorry, you guys. I apologize for that.

KATE BOLDUAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: What's on your calendar is talking to us.

SAMBOLIN: That exactly. Good reminder.

BOLDUAN: Good morning.

SAMBOLIN: Good morning.

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Can you see me right now, Berman?

BOLDUAN: Oh-oh. You're in trouble.

CUOMO: Do you see my face? Do you see the disappointment on my face?

BERMAN: How so?

CUOMO: Do you know why I'm disappointed, John Berman?

BERMAN: Your pants are too tight?

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CUOMO: I'm used to that every day. I'm Italian. I like them a little snug in the seat, but that's not the point. The point is this, I sent in a rhyme of the day and you know that because I sent it to you.

BERMAN: You sent it yesterday after the show!

CUOMO: Where is the love?

BERMAN: After the show.

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BERMAN: We broadcast it on the third hour of EARLY START. Next week, we'll do better job next week. If you send another one in, we'll put it on the TV.

CUOMO: You said, "send it in." So, I sent it in and the you used your power -- I just want you to know that.

BERMAN: Noted. Noted.

BOLDUAN: Tell the rhyme as we tell them what's coming up.

CUOMO: Hickory dickory dockery, Congress is a travish (ph) for mockery.

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BERMAN: It is pretty good. It is pretty good.

BOLDUAN: Enough said. That's all we have to say.

SAMBOLIN: I like it.

CUOMO: Zoraida, I think you're great, by the way.

SAMBOLIN: Thank you. Thank you. I appreciate that.

CUOMO: The guy next to you?

SAMBOLIN: Not so much.

CUOMO: I reserve judgment.

All right. Speaking of reserve judgment, we do not reserve judgment about the cause for concern just one day after the shutdown ends, supposed to be the new normal, time to work together. Why? Already drama brewing in Washington, D.C. over things as we see the pictures of people coming back to work. They're moving the barriers. Everything is supposed to be good again.

Is it? We're going to take a look this morning and take another side on what may be to come and how we can all come together to avoid a shutdown and may take everybody.

BOLDUAN: That's absolutely right. And we're learning more this morning -- much more, actually about former vice president, Dick Cheney's, health problems while he was in office and also the close calls that he had and how serious his heart surgery was just three years ago. It was so serious that he was telling his family goodbye before the procedure.

We're going to look at that fascinating story and the lessons that you can take away from it. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, our Dr. Sanjay Gupta, he sat down with Cheney. We're going to have a look at that interview. It's very interesting.

BERMAN: Looking forward to the show and then the weekend, guys. You guys have a good one.

BOLDUAN: Yes.

SAMBOLIN: Thank you.

BERMAN: Coming up for us next, the Red Sox getting the job done. They're taking the lead in the ALCS. Thanks to this home run by Mike Napoli. Boom! Joe Carter is going to have all of the highlights, many, many of them next in the "Bleacher Report." (COMMERCIAL BREAK)

BERMAN: The Seattle Seahawks are very good at football. They're off to their best start in the franchise's history.

SAMBOLIN: Joe Carter is here with this morning's "Bleacher Report." Good morning. And he's nodding yes.

JOE CARTER, BLEACHER REPORT: Yes. Yes. Well, I'm partially nodding because I feel bad for Berman that we're not starting with the Boston Red Sox. But by now, most of us know or at least watching the show that Boston won last night. So, we'll start with football. And what's scary about Seattle is not only are they dominating the NFC West, they're quietly flying under the radar at 6 -1.

And did you know Marshawn Lynch, Seattle's running back, likes to eat Skittles during games? He's done it since he was 12. His mom calls them power pellets and her baby last night run from one touchdown and 91 yards. And his teammate, Russell Wilson, well, he threw for three touchdowns and led his team to a 12-point win. Seattle is off to a 6- 1 start for the first time in franchise history.

All right. Let's talk about baseball. The Red Sox are now one win from the World Series. They beat Tigers last night 4-3. Boston scored all of its run early in this game. Now, Detroit fought back midway through, but can only cut the lead to one. The series now goes back to Boston. Game six is tomorrow night. The Red Sox can close it all out with a win. if not, there'll be a game seven on Sunday.

Now, later tonight, we got a little NLCS action game six between the Cardinals and the Dodgers. St. Louis can punch its ticket to the World Series with a win. First pitch is 8:30 eastern on TBS.

A college basketball news. Kentucky is ranked number one in the first preseason coaches' poll. Now, this is the first time since this poll started back in 1991 that a team takes the top spot after finishing the previous season unranked. Now, the last time the Wildcats were number one to starts the season was 95. That team won the national championship with the roster that featured 11 future NBA players

Trending this morning on BleacherReport.com, leave it to Oregon football to the fashion forward (ph). For this weekend's game, they'll be wearing pink helmets and pink cleats in support of breast cancer awareness month. Now, we're used to seeing the NFL guys with pink accessories, but gloves and (INAUDIBLE), but obviously, Oregon, as they always do, taking it to another level, this time for a good cause.

And guys, one quick note, they are going to auction off 25 of those pink helmets afterwards, and obviously, the donations will then go towards the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. So, all for a good cause. Very loud, very cool pink helmets for Oregon.

BERMAN: Go Ducks! Way to go, right?

SAMBOLIN: I love it. It's a great reminder for women to go get their mammograms as well. Thank you for bringing that to us. We appreciate it.

BERMAN: We'll be right back.

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BERMAN: Welcome back, everyone. Fifty-six minutes after the hour. Taking a look at the top CNN Trends on the internet this morning. So, it may be the end of the road for "Glee." The show's co-creator, Ryan Murphy, telling a New York event he plans to end the show after six seasons on the air. The cast include the high school singing drama is still dealing with the death of actor, Cory Monteith.

And Murphy said this has forced him to come up with a different way of concluding the series. But rest from the show tells CNN no decision on what the show might continue into season seven has yet been made.

SAMBOLIN: Tough to watch that.

All right. Have you seen this camera? It's worth half a million dollars and went missing from the parking lot of an Atlanta area restaurant. The camera was being used to film the "Dumb & Dumber" sequel and was set to be mounted to a helicopter. A $5,000 reward is being offered. The camera is said to weigh more than a hundred pounds and would have required at least two people in order to move it.

BERMAN: Hmmm. Interesting.

SAMBOLIN: That's awful!

BERMAN: Someone with a very expensive camera. I wonder if they know what they took there.

SAMBOLIN: Yes. Or what to do with that. All right. That's it for EARLY START. it is time for "NEW DAY."

BERMAN: Chris and Kate, all yours, guys.

BOLDUAN: Thank you, thank you.

CUOMO: All right. TGIF. Let's give you the top news.

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OBAMA: Understand that how business is done in this town has to change.

CUOMO: Back to work? The president tries to jump-start his agenda pushing for immigration reform and a new budget, but instead, a new fight may be coming his way. We have the latest.

BOLDUAN: Under fire. The botched Obamacare rollup still plagued by glitches. New criticisms this this morning. Some calling for Health and Human Services secretary, Kathleen Sebelius to resign.

MICHAELA PEREIRA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Opening up. Our Dr. Sanjay Gupta goes one-on-one with former vice president, Dick Cheney, as he talks about just how close to death he came.

CUOMO: Your "NEW DAY" starts right now.

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

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CUOMO: Good morning. Welcome to "NEW DAY." It is Friday, October 18th, six o'clock in the east. Good to have you here. Good to have you back. So, listen to this. You're down near. You stopped the shutdown for us. Thank you very much.

BOLDUAN: You're welcome.

CUOMO: But just one day into let's play nice, the lawmakers saying it's time to work together, already a battle brewing over the president's choice to run the Department of Homeland Security. He's a current Pentagon official, the choice, but there are questions about his qualifications and we'll tell you why.

BOLDUAN: Plus, a big story here in New York that we're following. This 14-year-old boy has been missing for two weeks now. He's autistic and unable to communicate verbally. But his family and the people that are helping in the search have come up with a very interesting way to try and find him.

They're driving around, playing a recording of his mother's voice, to try to coax him out from wherever he may be hiding if he is. We're going to hear from his family coming up.

PEREIRA: And get this, sports fans. A new company taking fantasy leagues to a whole new level. It might really put your money where your mouth is. You can buy and sell shares in sports stars. If they do well, both on and off the field, you share in their riches. If not, well, so, do you think you can spot the next Tom Brady before he's Tom Brady?

CUOMO: Intriguing. Intriguing.

But we start this morning in the past. Here's why. Even though the government is up and running as it always should be, there's already a rumble that the real fight is yet to come just like what we lived through. Senior White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, joins us now. And Jim, do we see in the reaction to the president's initial efforts to get a jumpstart on pressing issues, what may be to come, more fighting?

JIM ACOSTA, CNN SENIOR WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: I think so, Chris. Just about all of Washington was expecting the president to strike a bipartisan tone in the hours after the shutdown. Instead, Republicans got a stern lecture. That is a sign that the shutdown may be over, but there are more battles to come.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) ACOSTA (voice-over): Listening to President Obama chatting with the Italian prime minister, it sounded as if he was ready for a vacation in Tuscany.

OBAMA: He will not have to twist my arm to try to get me to come to Tuscany again sometime in the near future.

ACOSTA: But the president has no room on his plate for pasta not when he set his sights on passing a new budget, immigration reform and even a farm bill in less than 90 days.