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World Cup; What's New and What's Next; John Walsh Will Host "The Hunt" on CNN; Anonymous Man Buys Groceries for Strangers

Aired July 11, 2014 - 8:30   ET


JOHN BERMAN, CNN ANCHOR: When you grew up, you played in the backyard pretending it was the World Cup, playing in your own mini World Cups. What's it like to be there after all this time, you know, more than a billion people watching on TV? I think butterflies in your stomach, they must be like pterodactyls.

ALEJANDRO BEDOYA, MIDFIELDER, U.S. MEN'S SOCCER TEAM: Yes, like you said, there were definitely butterflies in my stomach. But that's the best part about, you know, getting the nerves, you know, it makes you feel alive. So I embrace it, you know? But I remember walking out of that tunnel in (INAUDIBLE) the game against Ghana, you know, right before we came out wearing the -- for warmups and, you know, the FIFA guys and stuff are holding us back. We're not allowed on the field yet. And you just get a glimpse of the field. You know, you're in a tunnel right before you come out and it just hit me, you know, like, wow, this is the World Cup. You know, you see the amount of media there, the photographers and the atmosphere and the stadium building up and I got the chills. I got the butterflies. It's awesome.

PEREIRA: You will never forget that experience for the rest of your life.

BEDOYA: No. For sure I won't.

PEREIRA: Did you get a sense of all that was going on back here stateside? Because it was bananas. You heard of the reports of viewing parties all over various cities and towns across the U.S., kids buying jerseys. You couldn't walk down the street without seeing some sort of Team USA insignia. Did you get a sense of it while you were there or was your head so in the game that you weren't aware of it?

BEDOYA: Yes, it's funny you say that because obviously I did get a sense. We would go on Twitter, Instagram, see the stuff. But you're like such in a bubble down there, you know.


BEDOYA: You're with the team. Like you said, your focus is on, you know, performing on the game, you know, being focused and -- but through social media nowadays you get to see things. Even though the Internet in the hotel was slow at times, you know, the videos wouldn't upload always but, no, you definitely got a sense of the hype really surrounding this.

CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN CHIEF BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: We went crazy. We went crazy for you guys here.

BEDOYA: Yes, it was awesome.

ROMANS: We've never had that kind of real enthusiasm, I think, for World Cup and for soccer. I mean I think it's a turning point. Do you feel like there's a turning point in, I guess, in America's participation in this sport?

BEDOYA: Yes, I think you said it earlier, you know, before we -- the show started that it's kind of reached a new plateau. And I think it definitely helps with social media and everything. But I think definitely this World Cup definitely managed to pick up the hearts of many new American soccer people.

ROMANS: Because you guys were great.

PEREIRA: Yes, you really were.

ROMANS: I mean at what point did you realize, wow, this is something special, we're going to go - we're going to go further than maybe people thought America would go?

BEDOYA: Yes, no, I thought from - I mean, just not myself but the rest of my teammates, you know, we believed from the beginning -


BEDOYA: Even before we got to Brazil that we -

PEREIRA: We believe that we can win.


PEREIRA: We believe that we can win.

BEDOYA: We believe that we can win. That we can definitely make it out of the group, you know?

BERMAN: So, to get out of the group, you played Germany. You lost to Germany, 1-0. It was a tight game. You could have come out of that game with a draw at the end. Germany goes on to beat this little team called Brazil 7-1.

PEREIRA: I believe they were spanked.

BERMAN: What are you thinking when you're watching this game. You're watching - you know, Brazil (ph) - but you guys played very tight. I mean they're good, but they just crushed Brazil.

BEDOYA: Right. I mean by the law of mathematics or something (ph), that means we would have beat Brazil, what, like --

BERMAN: Five to nothing. Yes, (INAUDIBLE) at math. But you essentially beat Brazil.

BEDOYA: Right. No, no, it was - it was crazy. I actually - I was out - you know, I was back home already, so I was enjoying some shopping and stuff. But I stopped into a restaurant to watch a little bit and that was in the 20-minute mark and I remember I stopped at the restaurant to go to the bathroom and it was 1-0 at that point and all of a sudden I come out and it's 4-0 or 3-0, you know, and they scored three goals - yes, three goals.

PEREIRA: Wait, what did I miss?

BERMAN: It says more about the game than what went on in the bathroom, I'm sure.

BEDOYA: Yes, it was incredible. Yes.


BEDOYA: No, no, no, I just went in there to wash my hands (ph).

PEREIRA: Let's change the subject quickly to give the man some dignity.

So, one of the things that you might have picked up on, too, is that, you know, there were some new nicknames for the fellow in -- your goaltender, your goalkeeper, Mr. Tim Howard. He has become kind of this rock star in his own status. Talk about how that goes down within the guys? Like, I know -

ROMANS: Do you guys tease him?

PEREIRA: Yes, do you tease him about this newfound, you know, what do they call him, the Berlin Wall, I mean all of these nicknames that he has, how does that go down in the clubhouse with -

ROMANS: Secretary of defense.

PEREIRA: Secretary of defense. I mean, honestly.

BEDOYA: No, he was - he was a beast the whole tournament, you know.

PEREIRA: He really was.

BEDOYA: Obviously the Belgium game just stood out more because of the shots he faced and - but, like, we tease him a bit. You know we - like you said, we follow social media and we saw those names and the pictures. They were hilarious, by the way. We were just scrolling through all of them.

PEREIRA: You might have retweeted one or two.

BEDOYA: Yes, yes, no, we were getting messages back and forth from guys back home making new ones and we tease him like that, you know, like you said, with all these new nicknames that (ph) come up, but he takes it well.

BERMAN: Quickly, who wins on Sunday?

BEDOYA: Germany. BERMAN: Score?

PEREIRA: Without hesitation?

BEDOYA: Yes, I think they're -- they've shown that they've been the strongest team throughout the whole tournament. And that was my pick before the tournament as well. But I say 2-1.

BERMAN: All right, you heard it here first from a man who's faced them down on the pitch (ph).

PEREIRA: Oh, bold prediction. Bold prediction.

BERMAN: Alejandro Bedoya, great to have you here with us. It's an honor.

BEDOYA: Thanks for having me.

PEREIRA: Congratulations. Thanks for making a whole nation believe.

BEDOYA: Thank you guys. We believe.

PEREIRA: Wait, she's putting on her scarf. Here's your scarf. Everybody's scarves.

BEDOYA: Oh, yes, there we go.

ROMANS: Here we go, boys and girls.

PEREIRA: There we are.


PEREIRA: Do it with some flair, John. Come on, you know you want to.

BERMAN: Oh, yes.

PEREIRA: Did I hit you in the face?

BERMAN: I wanted to do this my whole life.

ROMANS: Thank you.

PEREIRA: Next up on NEW DAY, we all know John Walsh from "America's Most Wanted." Now he is back and he is on the trail of criminals right here on CNN. We're going to sit down and talk to John about "The Hunt."

BERMAN: And Rosie O'Donnell going back to "The View." Everyone's asking who else is in the running to join her and Whoopi Goldberg. We will discuss in "What's New, What's Next."


ROMANS: All right, welcome back to NEW DAY. We're back with another edition of our summer series "What's New and

What's Next" and we are joined by the fabulous Carlos Watson, the co- founder and editor of

Nice to see you this morning.


ROMANS: "What's New and What's Next"? This week everyone buzzing about "The View" and who is going to be on "The View." What's your -w hat's your sense of what's new and what's next on "The View"?

WATSON: You want me to shake it up a little bit?

BERMAN: Do it.

WATSON: You want me to give you something very different?


PEREIRA: You got a scoop?

BERMAN: Different.

WATSON: All right, so -- not a scoop but I've got recommendations. If Barbara's listening -


WATSON: Barbara, if you're listening, I've got recommendations. So I say you put Tina Fey -

ROMANS: Oh, she's fantastic.

PEREIRA: Oh, genius.

WATSON: Mindy Kaling.

PEREIRA: Oh, I'd love that.


WATSON: I'm going to give you guys one that you may not know about but I promise you she's going to be a superstar. Have (ph) you guys know (ph) about Isa Ray (ph) yet?


WATSON: A young woman from California who's got a TV show coming out on HBO. She's beyond funny. You're going to thank me for years to come.

PEREIRA: Really?

WATSON: She's beyond funny. Beyond funny.

PEREIRA: I see a theme here. A whole new generation.

BERMAN: What about - what about dudes? And I'm asking for a friend.

WATSON: You know what - you know what, I've been telling them John Berman was the right guy for the longest time.

PEREIRA: His name is John Berman.

WATSON: But if they don't listen to that and if Chris Cuomo remains on vacation, then the only other obvious choice is Sir Charles, Charles Barkley.


PEREIRA: Oh, my goodness.

BERMAN: That actually would be genius.

ROMANS: That would be good.

WATSON: Who's more fun than he is?


WATSON: Would he shake that up or what?

PEREIRA: We (ph) could get up that early (ph).

ROMANS: And he's opinionated and -

WATSON: Do you - do -

PEREIRA: I don't think Sir Charles gets up that early, does he?

WATSON: Maybe he's not your five day a week guy. Maybe he's your -

PEREIRA: Once a week? Your Friday guy?

WATSON: You know, Barbara's in there once, twice a week, sometimes at different times. She's got different schedules.

PEREIRA: (INAUDIBLE) interesting notion.

WATSON: I think he'd be so funny. I think he'd be great and shake it up.


ROMANS: You know, I like your Tina Fey idea but I would not want to take her away from movies or any - you know, I want - I want her rested for entertaining.


BERMAN: You (INAUDIBLE) her doing other things.

ROMANS: I need her doing other things.


ROMANS: I know she's a mom of two young kids. (INAUDIBLE) the daily grind.

PEREIRA: That will keep her busy at home.

ROMANS: Tina, don't do it.


ROMANS: Let's talk about the latest research on relationships.


ROMANS: Interesting stuff there. What you got here? You got - we got two disturbing studies about relationships.

PEREIRA: Wait, the bearer of bad news?

ROMANS: It's time for people to lower our standards. What?

WATSON: Wait. Hold on a second. Not lower your standards, just be careful with the beer goggles. That's what we're saying. We're saying be super careful with expectations because -

ROMANS: Chardonnay goggles any different?

WATSON: Well, chardonnay - you know what, I like what you're saying. All right, so here's the study. A guy named Ty Ashiro (ph) and a number of others came forward to said, the problem isn't lowering your standards, it's being reasonable about it. Have two or three wishes, but not 10 or 12. That when you stack the plate that heavy and that high, when you say he's got to be 6'4", he's got to be on the World Cup team, he's got to be wealthy -

ROMANS: That's not realistic?

WATSON: You know what, let's just say it's a little bit difficult. And so when they looked at the surveys, they looked - they say people who limit the number of really important things to two or three have a much better chance of ending up in the right sort of relationships for a long time. And if they choose the right factors, namely agreeableness.

PEREIRA: That is a big deal.


BERMAN: I think you're wrong.


ROMANS: So this other -

BERMAN: You got anything?

WATSON: Well done.

ROMANS: This other study - this other study is so interesting. It showed that people who use social media are 32 percent more likely to think about leaving their spouse.


ROMANS: Is this like the FaceBook curse? Berman get off of FaceBook.

PEREIRA: I know. Are you just - are you just texting for a friend?

BERMAN: You don't see it in my hand.

WATSON: He only does it on Fridays. You know, it's -- they don't know whether it's cause and effect or whether reality is people are in tough relationships already and they're turning to FaceBook and getting a little bit of comfort, a little bit of -

PEREIRA: What comes first, the chicken or the egg, right?

WATSON: The chicken or the egg. But no doubt about it, they did the survey across 43 states. They looked at 1,200 couples in Texas, in particular. There's always something going on in Texas. And, unfortunately, they say the folks who are spending four hours plus on FaceBook every day are not only people who they sometimes call FaceBook addicts - and now they've got special names for them -- but they're starting to see that show up in divorce papers.


WATSON: That now about one out of five divorces sometimes mentions FaceBook in the petition.

PEREIRA: Interesting and concerning, right.

ROMANS: We've got an interesting business story here. The next Mark Zuckerberg. Who is this guy?

WATSON: Ooh. So out in - so the new hot place in Silicon Valley is not just Palo Alto, and it's not just San Francisco. It's not even where Apple is based, Cupertino, but it's a little town where, yes, Ozy happens to be based called Mountain View.

PEREIRA: Oh, little Mountain View.

WATSON: But it's also where Google and LinkedIn and a bunch of others.


PEREIRA: Yes. A high-tech town.

WATSON: And there's a company there called Quixey and their founder, a young Israeli born guy named Tomer Kagan, who moved to Silicon Valley as a young guy, is saying that when it comes to searching for things anymore, you don't just want to search the web. You want to search inside of apps. You know, inside of all your good apps.

ROMANS: Right.

WATSON: Are the actual restaurant reservations, are actually whether hotels are available, are whether or not you can get to go to the places you want. And so he calls it "deep search." And so he launched this company five years ago with a little bit of money from, surprise, surprise, Eric Schmidt, the one-time CEO of Google, and now he's kind of circling back on him and saying, I'm going to take Google down. And he's partnering up with the Chinese internet giant Alibaba.


WATSON: And so he's a guy to watch out for.

PEREIRA: Look, I want him to be able to do that inside my brain. I need a deep search function there.

BERMAN: It makes me think about the deep Internet from "House of Cards." See (INAUDIBLE).


PEREIRA: I'm with you.


PEREIRA: I'm with you.

WATSON: (INAUDIBLE) all the way.

ROMANS: Carlos Watson. Thank you, Carlos.

BERMAN: Carlos, great (INAUDIBLE).

PEREIRA: Happy Friday, Carlos.

WATSON: Happy Friday.

BERMAN: Next up for us on NEW DAY, John Walsh from "America's Most Wanted" is back at it. He is hunting down criminals around the country. We will have a preview of his new show on CNN. It is great, "THE HUNT." Stay with us.



JOHN WALSH, HOST OF "THE HUNT": I'll always be the parent of a murdered child. I still have the heart ache. I still have the rage. I waited years for justice. I know what it's like to be there waiting for some answers, and over those years, I learned how to do one thing really well, and that's how to catch these bastards and bring them back to justice. I've become a manhunter. I'm out there looking for -


BERMAN: Wow, that is a compelling look at the compelling new CNN series "THE HUNT". It is hosted by John Walsh noted, of course, for capturing some of the country's worst criminals on the hit show "America's Most Wanted." now he is back doing what he does best, tracking those who commit the most heinous of crimes. Joining us is our new colleague, John Walsh. Great to have you here with us.

PEREIRA: Welcome to the family.

WALSH: Thank you, thank very much.

BERMAN: It's important for you. You can tell by that clip there, it's important for you to be here doing what you're doing.

WALSH: I did 25 years at Fox on "America's Most Wanted." It was a fantastic run. We caught almost 1,300 bad guys all, in 45 countries, recovered 61 missing children, one of them being Elizabeth Smart. It was a fantastic run. I tried to go back into the private sector. I went to work for a company named Great Call, fabulous company, that does safety devices and the Jitterbug phone, and I worked with them and they'd sponsor me for years. But, all that time people never stopped coming up to me saying my grandmother was murdered. It was never solved. it would be a bell man, a skycap. You know how you travel and people come up to you? And law enforcement said you need to saddle back up. The FBI and the marshal said look, John, you caught 17 guys off the ten most wanted. There are literally thousands of cold cases, thousands of cases that you would be able to put those millions of eyeballs and fans that you have to those cases, so you're absolutely right. I just couldn't sit on the sidelines. So I'm back. I'm back with Jeff Zucker, the president of CNN is a friend of mine.

BERMAN: We know him, too.

PEREIRA: We might know him. The need hasn't gun away and that's the thing that we know. You introduce us in this first episode. I watched it. We got a preview of it. I have to tell you, you draw us in more than ever. You find yourself caring so completely for the victims and the people affected by whatever heinous act in this first episode we meet this family who is affected by a Shane Miller.

WALSH: Horrible guy, and one of the reasons that I sort of saddled up in my mind and when I saw the story and they said, this would probably be our first story. Here's a guy who is a violent coward and murdered his own wife, but he shot his 5-year-old and 8-year-old daughters in the face. What kind of guy murders his children? If you have a terrible beef with your wife, there's no reason to murder her, but nobody murders their own children. Huge manhunt, they search for him all over the pacific northwest, all over northern California. Found a bunker with 100,000 rounds of ammunition and 47 automatic weapons and I said this is a violent, dangerous guy, and once you cross that line to kill your own children, you could kill anybody.

PEREIRA: He's still out there.

BERMAN: You spare no words for him. Let me just read you what you say. You say, "The only right thing that Shane Miller should do is take that gun and turn it on himself. That's what he deserves. If he doesn't have the balls do that, then turn yourself in."

WALSH: That's how I feel about it. If you look at those two beautiful little girls and you look at this bully, narcissistic coward, what he did to his wife and what he did to his own children, he's a bad guy and he's out there somewhere. And once you cross that line, I'm sure that this guy would do anything to anybody to stay alive, and this was a huge amount of resources looking to for this guy.

PEREIRA: Huge amount.

WALSH: And a huge manhunt and the marshal said to me, "John, if you saddle up, you have this bond of trust with the public and you guarantee their anonymity." I think there's people out there might know where Shane Miller is and they're afraid to tell someone but, if you go to or you go to my toll-free hotline I guarantee your anonymity. For 25 years I've done this. Cops don't answer the phone. People are afraid of cops, not afraid of them but don't want to be dragged into the court, they don't want to be dragged into the trial. If it's someone they know they don't want to suffer the retribution. So, CNN and I are teaming back up to recreate that bond of anonymity. If you know where this guy is, whether you're afraid of him, whatever you're doing, do the right thing.

PEREIRA: Do the right thing.

WALSH: Pick up the phone, get online, give us that tip. You don't have to leave your name and we'll take a really dangerous coward off the street.

PEREIRA: A tip is all it can take. One of the things I appreciate in this too is that you talk about the very real challenges that might not have been the same 25 years ago when you first started out. In terms of the challenges that law enforcement agencies are facing, the cutbacks, the lack of resources, et cetera. You pulled no punches. You talk about that very really in your segments.

WALSH: Very much so and the huge level of violence. We are the richest, most powerful country in the world. We're the top first world country. We had 11 murders in Chicago in one weekend. Chicago is the leading murder capital in the United States last year with 505 homicides It's a beautiful city. We're dealing with 22 school shootings in the last two and a half years, 79 episodes with guns in schools. There are challenges that law enforcement are facing these days that nobody would dream would happen 25 years ago. It used to be we'd turn down a few cases. When I started out, we'd catch a guy here and there, but I think there are some, what's happening on the border is another horrible, horrible human event that I don't think we're handling right. The second guy I'm profiling in the second, sorry, in the second or third show I'm profiling a coyote who locked 11 men and women in a tanker, and they roasted to death, and when they found that tank car in Iowa, and these guys make huge amount of money and encourage people to come across the border, guarantee them safety, while they're extorting them. Law enforcement is facing some really incredible challenges. PEREIRA: They are.

BERMAN: Glad you that are helping them. John Walsh, glad to have you here.

PEREIRA: Glad you're back in the saddle.

BERMAN: We really appreciate you and your passion.

WALSH: Thank you. Glad to be here, honored to be here.

PEREIRA: It's our delight. Be sure to tune in, I'm telling you it is compelling, important television, 9:00 p.m. Eastern and pacific. The premiere of "THE HUNT" only on CNN.

BERMAN: Coming up for us next, shoppers on routine trip for groceries get a great deal. An anonymous stranger lets them take home their stuff for free. They take home the good stuff next.


PEREIRA: Look at that face here.

BERMAN: It's Friday.

PEREIRA: Berman's surrounded by all of these women.

BERMAN: I have my Friday face.

PEREIRA: You've got your Friday face, its time for some good stuff. Today it is a mystery man. Just relax, fella, really. Take off the stress. A mystery man strolls into a grocery store. What is on his list, you ask? A bag full of generosity.


PEREIRA (voice-over):At this grocery outlet in Concord, California a man walked up to the register. The supervisor says he waited until the clerk scanned every item from a random customer and then he paid cash for it. Didn't just do it once. Did it several times spending, over $600 on about a half dozen shocked shoppers.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We had people hugging him, people were asking him if he won the Lottery, like if he had a good job, but he didn't really want to give out any information.

PEREIRA (voice-over):The store surveillance cameras did capture the mystery man in action, but the store says they're going to respect his wishes to remain anonymous. Some shoppers say they were disappointed that they missed the grocery giver but say they still left with a cart full of appreciation.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Of course it breaks my heart that I wasn't here to reap the rewards, but really, it's pretty amazing, and kind of makes you have faith in humanity again.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I wish there were more people who had that kind of joy.


PEREIRA: And that's the thing, you hope that maybe somebody is like yes, I want to do something like that. I'll pay for the coffee for the guy behind me or the toll for the car coming behind my car. It's nice to see that, it does restore your faith.

BERMAN: And, I love the fact he's remaining g anonymous. What it shows is he's doing it because he thinks it's good, not because he wants any kind of recognition.

BROOKE BALDWIN: What I was thinking was he paying it forward because someone did it to him?

PEREIRA: You never know, it's infectious.

BERMAN: That is all for us here on NEW DAY today. We hope you have a terrific weekend, but before that, a whole lot of news. So let's go to the "NEWSROOM" with Brianna Keilar in for Carol Costello.

BRIANNA KEILAR, CNN ANCHOR: I see you acting like it's Friday, John Berman.


PEREIRA: Come on.

PETERSONS: Look at him. Loosening his tie.

BERMAN: Your weekend has not started quite yet.

PEREIRA: That's right, fella.

KEILAR: All right. OK, it's starting now.

NEWSROOM starts now.