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Latest Development in Phone Hacking Scandal; Alec Baldwin Testifies; The Best Jobs In America; Tyson Tells All

Aired November 13, 2013 - 06:30   ET


MICHAELA PEREIRA, CNN ANCHOR: Kennedy has little diplomatic experience but was national co-chair of President Obama's 2012 campaign. She is the only surviving child of President John F. Kennedy. Her swearing in comes 10 days before the 50th anniversary of her father's assassination.

And a programming note for you for Thursday, tune in to CNN Films, "The Sixties: The Assassination of JFK." It's an in-depth look at President Kennedy's tragic death and its affect on the nation. That is Thursday night, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, only on CNN.

New York's One World Trade Center has been crowned the tallest building in the U.S. -- cue the applause from Mr. Cuomo -- beating out the Willis Tower in Chicago. This decision settles the debate over whether the spire high atop the New York building was part of the structure's design. The sky scraper stands at the site of the former World Trade Center at a symbolic 1,776 feet.

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago wants to dispute it. You can't dispute it. It's a 9/11 Memorial.

PEREIRA: It's kind of a hard thing to argue.

CUOMO: The point is still the same. It should not have come to this. If they wanted to be the biggest, they should have been no-brainer.

PEREIRA: Hands on.

KATE BOLDUAN, CNN ANCHOR: It was a very interesting fight. An organization I never heard of was at the center of this, going is it an antenna, is it a spire and architectural element? I never knew we would be debating it.

PEREIRA: But the emotion -- the one thing that everybody can agree on is the emotion behind --


PEREIRA: -- the significance of --

BOLDUAN: Sears Tower in Chicago, at the Willis, I'll always call it the Sears Tower and he said, no matter what, everyone here in Chicago still is with New York. Like everyone feels --

PEREIRA: Oh, absolutely. CUOMO: Certainly, it was an attack on us all. That's for sure.

We're going to take a break here. When we come back, what made Alec Baldwin cry in court? A hearing with his alleged stalker did not go as expected to say the least. We have details for you.

BOLDUAN: Also, have you head it up to here with your boss? Well, he have good news. We're here to help. You might want to stick around. We'll tell you the top three jobs to have in this very tough economy, coming up.

CUOMO: And they're all at CNN.


BOLDUAN: Let's go around the world now starting in Rome. That's where a Costa Concordia crew member is disputing a key claim made by the captain of the doomed cruise liner.

Erin McLaughlin is following the legal battle.


ERIN MCLAUGHLIN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, a tough day in court for Captain Francesco Schettino. Someone who is working on board the Costa Concordia testified that while passengers were struggling to get off the ship, he saw Schettino jump into a life boat, testimony that bolsters the prosecutor's argument that he abandoned ship. Schettino has long maintained that he actually fell into the life boat, blaming the fact that the vessel was tilting.

Now, new week, expect to hear from more crew members and passengers. Schettino is also expected to testify.

Back to you, Kate.


BOLDUAN: Erin, thank you so much.

Now, let's head to Germany where officials are starting to reveal some of the art that's been found decades after being stolen and stashed away by the Nazis.

Diana Magnay has that.


DIANA MAGNAY, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Another spectacular art find in Germany. This time, 2,200 pieces handed over to police for safekeeping, including reports works by Picasso and Renoir. Of course, it's not in the scale of the last art 1,400 pieces which the Nazis have termed degenerate art, confiscated from a Munich man's apartment. But police say the two collections are connected. This time, though, the owner willingly handed his over because he says he was worried about security -- Kate. (END VIDEO CLIP)

BOLDUAN: All right, Diana, thank you very much for that.

And in London, a shocking new development in the "News of the World" phone hacking scandal. New testimony reveals another royal who was on the phone hacker's target list.

CNN's Atika Shubert has that.


ATIKA SHUBERT, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, a British court has revealed for the first time that the duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, was on a list of targets for phone hacking by a British tabloid. Prosecutors revealed she was number 14 on a handwritten list of targets. She was then at the time the girlfriend of Prince William. She's now the duchess of Cambridge, but it's not clear, of course, whether or not her phone was actually hacked at the time, just that she was an intended target.

Back to you, Kate.


BOLDUAN: What a mess. All right. Atika, thank you.

CUOMO: So, Alec Baldwin finally gets his day in court to stop a woman he accuses of stalking him. He gets on the stand to make his plea, starts to testify and guess what, the accused starts harassing him, repeated outbursts from her, tears from Baldwin.

CNN's Pamela Brown is here with more.

Am I making it up?

PAMELA BROWN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: You're not making it up. It was a bizarre scene. I was actually in that courtroom when this was all going on. I'll tell you -- the judge was not happy with Genevieve Sabourin.

And it all played out like a scene right out of a movie, except this time for Alec Baldwin, it was real life. Baldwin choked back tears when he talked about the toll his alleged stalker has taken on his life. His wife Hilaria testified that she is terrified with her outside the courtroom. Sabourin eagerly told the press her side of the story.


REPORTER: Good morning, Alec.

BROWN (voice-over): Alec Baldwin was greeted by a swarm of cameras as he arrived at a courthouse in Lower Manhattan Tuesday, only making snide remark to a photographer.



BROWN: Inside, things became more dramatic as the actor faced off against his alleged stalker, Genevieve Sabourin.

GENEVIEVE SABOURIN, ALEC BALDWIN ALLEGED STALKER: I'm still in court because I refused the only option was to destroy my future.

BROWN: In his emotional testimony, Baldwin said he met Sabourin through a mutual friend. At one point, he choked back tears on the witness stand describing how she's harassed him and his wife Hilaria for the past two years. Sending an onslaught of disturbing e-mails and voicemails and showing up unannounced in his home in East Hampton.

On the stand, Baldwin repeatedly denies Sabourin's claims that they were once lovers and the romance fell apart.

TODD SPODEK, GENEVIEVE SABOURIN'S LAWYER: Ms. Sabourin has done nothing wrong. She never had the intent to harass, annoy, alarm, stalk, or cause inconvenience to Mr. or Mrs. Baldwin. She merely sought closure for a crumbling romantic relationship.

BROWN: As Alec and Hilaria testified, Sabourin made repeated outbursts. "You're lying," she yelled at one point. The judge clearly frustrated reprimanded her for interrupting.

SUNNY HOSTIN, CNN LEGAL ANALYST: Her outbursts are going to be a real problem for her. Again, this judge is assessing her demeanor, her credibility. Even if she proves to the judge that they did have a relationship, I don't know that that helps her.

BROWN: CNN obtained these e-mails she sent to Baldwin presented as evidence in the proceedings.

"I am less than 10 minutes from you tonight. Say 'I do' to me," one email says. In another, she writes, "I want to be your wife now. Say yes."

SABOURIN: No, I'm not a stalker.

BROWN: Now that the Baldwins have taken the stand, it's Sabourin's turn.

What do you plan to say tomorrow when you testify?

SABOURIN: The truth. I always say the truth.


BROWN: Sabourin was offered a plea deal but she refused. The D.A.'s office says that two more witnesses will also be testifying today. As we know now, we are expecting Sabourin to also testify. After that, a judge will hand down a verdict at some point in the future.

Now, if Sabourin is found guilty of the most serious offense, she could face up to a year in jail. So we'll have to wait and see what happens.


CUOMO: This deserves discussion. We'll do it later in the show. Pamela is going to come back and we'll discuss this.

BOLDUAN: I have a lot to say.

BROWN: I know you do, too.

BOLDUAN: Everyone, take a breath. We'll get back to it.


CUOMO: It wound up in court for a reason, though. I'll just start with that.

BOLDUAN: Oh, my goodness. Pamela, thank you very much for that.

Let's get back to something a little less controversial depending on who you talk to, the cold weather outside.

Hey, Indra.

INDRA PETERSONS, AMS METEOROLOGIST: Yes, we definitely have a cheat sheet for everyone this morning if you're on the eastern half of the country, cold. If you're on the western half of the country, you're talking about temperatures 5 to 15 degrees above normal. But since Chris says I start with the good stuff, yes, that cold air is going away.

I'm actually going to be talking about, instead of arctic air coming off of from this position of high, by tomorrow, it actually goes offshore and that change in position changes everything weather-wise. With that change in the weather flow, we're talking about the wind coming out of the south. We warm up to a pretty much below or average temperature. A couple degrees below average in through tomorrow.

So, look at this -- New York City today, 39, by tomorrow, back to the 50. Same thing for Boston tomorrow, back to the 50s. Even D.C. tomorrow, yes, I think you caught on by now, back to the 50s.

So, here we go, we're talking about what it feels like now. Now, we have the bad stuff, right? D.C., 33. Chicago right now 21. We have not added in the wind just yet.

This is what it actually feels like when you go out the door right now. Chicago feels like 12. Kansas City 11, Boston feels like 16 degrees right now.

If you ask me about 20 mile per hour winds gusting that are bringing the temperatures down, if you want to know if it will be warm by the afternoon, eh, not really, 39 degrees, New York City, Atlanta looking 49. New Orleans also seeing temperatures a good 17 degrees below normal.

So, there you go. I'm not one of those people that likes the bad news second. I like bad news ending on a good note.


PEREIRA: Is eh a scientific term?

PETERSONS: Yes, 100 percent scientific. First thing I learned.

BOLDUAN: Twelve in Chicago feels like zero degrees. That cold in Chicago can rip through any coat no matter what you're wearing.

PETERSONS: Which you love.

BOLDUAN: Which I love.

BERMAN: When you embrace it all, it doesn't affect you as much. That's the point.

PETERSONS: So now we're back to liking the cold?

CUOMO: I've got to like it all, I've got to like it all. Have to find a reason to get through it all.

BOLDUAN: We're trying to keep you on your toes.

PETERSONS: Trust me, I'm always on my toes.

BOLDUAN: Thanks, Indra.


CUOMO: Coming up on "NEW DAY": wouldn't it be great if you loved your job and got paid well to do it? Well, that's possible, not just for us. We're going to tell you the top jobs in America, coming up.

BOLDUAN: And the handshakes after a win are one thing but one hockey player created his own dance to celebrate. It's going viral and it's our must see moment.

CUOMO: That's my move, the head shakes.



PEREIRA: We so don't work nine to five around here.



BOLDUAN: What? That's not our hours.

PEREIRA: Not so much.

Welcome back to "NEW DAY". It is "Money Time." You are probably wondering what are the best jobs in America, jobs that are fulfilling and well-compensated. CNNMoney did a study in conjunction with Pay Scale -- gathers information about job compensation, Christine Romans is here, fresh off the presses with the results.


PEREIRA: Certain sectors are doing really well.

CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN CHIEF BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: Yes, and what you see here is a theme. You see this theme of where there's job growth, job satisfaction, pay and you see it's health care. I mean, health care rocks in good times and in bad times. It's own big economy, right? Tech, another area we're seeing.

You know, I think six of the top 25 jobs are tech jobs and oil and gas, Saudi America, I told you yesterday, right? We are on track to be the world's biggest oil producer, surpassing Saudi Arabia in the next 10 or 15 years. So, there's a lot of jobs in this area.

PEREIRA: So, it's true -- health care, obviously, some changes with Obamacare, et cetera, et cetera.

ROMANS: Right.

PEREIRA: Talk about some of the jobs that are available --

ROMANS: The top job in America according to Pay Scale and CNNMoney is biomedical engineer. This is $87,000 a year median pay, 10-year job growth of 61 percent. That means it's going to be creating lot of jobs, 16,000 jobs overall. So, you know, you've got to go through the very detailed schooling and then you can nab that job.

You look on the other end, though, for some kind of nurses. There are a lot more jobs available; 3.4 million jobs for these clinical nurse specialists. Now, this takes graduate level work, but look at the pay, $86,500, 10-year job growth of 26 percent. Michaela, 3.4 million jobs there. So nurses with good specialty and extra education, there's a lot of demand for those jobs.

BOLDUAN: What about the tech jobs?

ROMANS: OK. Talent war for tech.


ROMANS: I've heard this over and over again. You look at -- I mean, hiring from the big companies, Twitter and Facebook, small companies, too. When you look at tech, you can see software architect is the number three best job in American according to CNNMoney and Pay Scale --

BOLDUAN: For someone who doesn't know what that means, what does that mean?

ROMANS: It means you can make more money and we're not qualified.

(LAUGHTER) ROMANS: A 10-year job growth, 27 percent. Total jobs --

PEREIRA: Lot of jobs there, too.

ROMANS: There are a lot of jobs there, too, in tech in particular. And there's also, what do we call this (ph), 10x jobs in tech, not to get too technical about --


ROMANS: But there are these jobs like, you know, run of the mill software architect which is probably --


ROMANS: And then there are these real brainiacs who get paid way more than this. They're like 10 times the value of the average employee in tech. That's why they call them 10X, and they make a lot of money, get lots of stock option grants. Those are the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world.

CUOMO: Question, we know the jobs and the opportunities. Were we able to discover anything about whether the training is growing commensurate with this so that the Americans can get these jobs?

ROMANS: Specific training. It's all about hyper-focus. It's all about being placed in the economy somewhere that's growing and having the right skills. Some of this take -- petroleum engineering, for example, oil and gas, some of these jobs are --

CUOMO: So are training centers ramping up? Are we finding new applications for this in existing schools?

ROMANS: Universities -- I mean, I will say not on this -- but there's machinist jobs, welding jobs, typically $100,000 a year, $80,000 to $100,000 a year, depending on where you are. That's great. But I know the community colleges in some parts of the country are backed up with applicants, also veteran applicants. Veterans coming back because they know --


CUOMO: Who should get a preference, by the way.

ROMANS: We do need to do a better job of making sure that all of this very specific training is available to everyone, but that's part of this -- that part of the whole Cnnmoney/Pay Scale story, right, is that these are the places that are growing. Prepare yourself, prepare your family, move in this direction.

BOLDUAN: That's what I love about this. It's not just saying where are the jobs, it's actually finding out with what we've got right now, here are the good options for you.

ROMANS: Really important thing about the health care jobs is those are national, right? I mean, you can go almost anywhere with some of these health care jobs. And so, I think that's important.

CUOMO: $10 billion a year for a website fixer.


PEREIRA: Find out more about the best jobs in America on You're wanting to go there because likely you want a change in your life. I feel you. I did. I changed. Here I am.

CUOMO: Here we are.

PEREIRA: Time now for today's "Must-See Moment." You know, we've sheen our share of victory dances over the years. This one, by a Norwegian hockey player, warms of cockles of my heart. Check out.


PEREIRA (voice-over): Twenty-two-year-old Adrian Alvarstein and no, he did not steal Chris Cuomo's moves. He's from Norway second division hockey league getting down on the ice after a big win by his team on Sunday -- or Saturday. He created this awesome dance to a song topping the Scandinavian music charts currently. His fellow players are used to his dance antics in the locker room, but Alvarstein said it was time to get his dance out to the rest of public.

Interesting back story for this kid, an unlikely hockey player, he was abandoned on the steps of a church in Swaziland. His umbilical cord still attached. He was adopted by a Norwegian family and check him out now. He is happy, joyful.

BOLDUAN (voice-over): And on skates.

PEREIRA: He's a hockey player.

CUOMO (voice-over): His dance is so good that the other team didn't do the obvious which is come and cold cock him.



BOLDUAN (on-camera): Was this after a goal or --

PEREIRA (on-camera): No. After they won.

BOLDUAN: This was just spontaneous --


CUOMO (on-camera): In hockey, he should have been cold cocked in the side of the face.

BOLDUAN: The only thing we have to deduct points for is the breakdancing slide on the ice. That is a little easy when you're on ice. CUOMO: No. He had skills.

PEREIRA: -- to get on the horn to Norway, get him over here with his skates on.

CUOMO: And he will cold cock me in the face, because he's a hockey player and that's what they do.


CUOMO: You never heard that? I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out. That's what happens.


CUOMO: Coming up on "NEW DAY", you got the cholesterol? Doctors have a new prescription. It could mean medication for millions more Americans. We'll tell you if you might be affected.

BOLDUAN: Also ahead, after ten years in prison for a crime that he says he did not commit, a Missouri man is waking up in his own bed this morning. More on Ryan Ferguson's ordeal and what he's going to do now when we come back.


CUOMO: It was a little late for us last night, but I got to tell you, college basketball season was worth losing some sleep. What a gift. We got number one versus number two last night.

BOLDUAN: That's not supposed to happen so early.

CUOMO: Right. And we got to see two of the game's biggest stars, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker. So let's bring in Andy Scholes with this morning's "Bleacher Report." What a gift, right?

ANDY SCHOLES, BLEACHER REPORT: Yes. It was a great night of basketball, Chris. You know, right now, Kansas' Andrew Wiggins and Duke's Jabari Parker, they're hands down, the favorites to go number one and number two in next year's NBA draft. Now, Wiggins, he's the most hyped 18-year-old player since Lebron James. Shoe companies are reportedly preparing to throw more than 180 million at him once he goes pro.

Sixty-eight NBA scouts were in attendance to watch Wiggins and Parker last night. Parker scores with 27 points in the game, but Wiggins outplayed him down the stretch. Kansas beat Duke 94-83.

We rarely see the number one team in the country taking on the number two team in the country this early in the season. We got a treat last night with Kentucky taking on Michigan State. The Wildcats once again stocked full of NBA talent, but, it was the second-ranked Spartans winning this early season battle. 78-74 was the final in that one.

Trending on today, Mike Tyson's shocking revelations in his newly released autobiography. In his book, Iron Mike said he was a full-blown coke head when he was a fighter and that he used cocaine until right before he entered the ring. Tyson said he would fool drug testers with the help of a device and his entourage.

Now, the book is not all doom and gloom. There are some funny stories like the time Tyson was carrying around a briefcase with a million dollars in it. He partied a little too hard and actually lost it, but then he found it a week later. So, it had a happy ending.



BOLDUAN: Happens to us all the time.




CUOMO: I can't laugh because we're talking about Mike Tyson.

BOLDUAN: And he will?

CUOMO: He may come in and cold cock me right in the side of the face.


BOLDUAN: Andy, great to see you. Thank you so much. You're hilarious this morning.

We're now at the top of the hour, everyone, which means it's time for the top news.


CUOMO: New guidelines this morning that may double the number of people on statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs. How strong is the science? And what about serious side effects?

BOLDUAN: The race is on to bring relief to the Philippines devastated by typhoon Haiyan. Officials now say more than two million people are desperate for food. Anderson Cooper is joining us live from Tacloban.

PEREIRA: Sarah Palin opening up on Governor Chris Christie and his quote "extreme appearance." Plus, why she thinks Pope Francis may just be too liberal. She sits down with our own Jake Tapper.

CUOMO: Your "NEW DAY" starts right now.

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


CUOMO: Welcome back to "NEW DAY". It is Wednesday, November 13th, 7:00 a.m. in the east.

And it's a day Ryan Ferguson thought may never come. The 29-year-old Missouri man who spent nearly a decade in prison is back home with his family this morning. He was released last night after prosecutors decided to not seek a new trial in the 2001 murder of a sports editor. An appeals court had thrown out Ferguson's conviction last week. He had been serving 40 years for the crime.

Largely based on the memories of a former high school classmate who claimed he had dream-like visions of both of them committing the crime. That classmate later recanted.

BOLDUAN: Keep your Obamacare promise. Bill Clinton urging President Obama to honor his commitment and allow millions of Americans whose plans have been canceled by their insurance carriers to keep their policies if they like them no matter what changes it may mean for the health care law.


BILL CLINTON, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I personally believe, even if it takes a change in the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they've got.


BOLDUAN: Headache for the White House. Later this morning, Todd Park, the White House chief Technology officer will testify at a House Oversight Committee hearing on the botched roll-out, this, as "The Washington Post" reports the website will not be fully operational by the end of this month, the end of November, as the White House had hoped.

PEREIRA: A rumble in the jungle. That's what Toronto mayor, Rob Ford, says he expects when council members meet today to vote on his mayoral post. Ford has refused to step down after admitting to smoking crack.