High Speed Chase (05/27/1996)
High Speed Chase ends with suspect's car wrapped around a tree.
LOS ANGELES POLICE ACTIVITY AND FIRES
Entertainment FILE US Charisse - Actress-dancer Cyd Charisse dies in Los Angeles at age 86
NAME: FILE CHARISSE 20080618E TAPE: EF08/0634 IN_TIME: 10:11:11:06 DURATION: 00:01:03:17 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION/ABC DATELINE: FILE RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST ABC - No Access NAmerica/Internet FILE: New York, New York - November 2006 ++MUTE AUDIO++ 1. Dancer, Cyd Charisse (right) being interviewed at a red carpet event AP Television FILE: Paris, France - 23 July 1998 2. Tilt up Charisse modelling on catwalk for Thierry Mugler, to close of Charisse smiling AP Television FILE: Los Angeles, California, 16 January 1996 3. Mid shot Cyd Charisse with George Burns birthday cake 4. Pan left Cyd Charisse with Goerge Burns birthday cake 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Cyd Charisse: ''Of course he was a hosts' dream because all the ladies wanted to dance with George and George always wanted to dance with the ladies. He was marvellous.'' 6. Pan left Cyd Charisse and birthday cake AP Television/Pool Beverly Hills, California, 29 May 1997 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Tony Martin, actor and pan to wife Cyd Charisse: "Wonderful man glad to be here tonight for his honour yes.'' 'Yes of course I've worked with Bob too on television specials and things of that kind, we're very found of both of them, Deloris and Bob.'So happy for them.' ACTRESS-DANCER CYD CHARISSE DIES IN LOS ANGELES AT AGE 86 Cyd Charisse, the long-legged beauty who danced with the Ballet Russe as a teenager and starred in MGM musicals with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, died on Tuesday. She was 86. Charisse was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre on Monday after suffering an apparent heart attack, her publicist said. Charisse appeared in dramatic films, but her fame came from the Technicolor musicals of the 1940s and 1950s. Classically trained, she could dance anything, from a pas de deux in 1946's "Ziegfeld Follies" to the lowdown Mickey Spillane satire of 1953's "The Band Wagon" with Fred Astaire. She also forged a popular song-and-dance partnership on television and in nightclub appearances with her husband, singer Tony Martin. Charisse's birth name was Tula Ellice Finklea. She was born in Amarillo, Texas, on March 8, 1922. From her earliest years she was called Sid, because her older brother couldn't say "sister". She started dancing lessons to build up her strength after a bout with polio. At the age of 14, she auditioned for the head of the famed Ballet Russe, and became part of the corps de ballet and toured the US and Europe. At one point during the European tour, she met up again with Nico Charisse, a handsome young dancer she had studied with for a time in Los Angeles. They married in Paris in 1939. The Ballet Russe disbanded after the war broke out, and the newlyweds returned to Hollywood. In 1942, a son, Nicky, was born. In 1948, the year after she and Nico divorced, Charisse married Martin. Her second son, Tony Junior., was born in 1950. Her flawless beauty and jet-black hair contributed to an aura of perfection that Astaire described in his 1959 memoir, "Steps in Time," as "beautiful dynamite". She eventually signed a seven-year contract at MGM and became known as "Cyd" instead of her lifelong nickname Sid to go with her first husband's last name. "Singin' in the Rain" marked a breakthrough. Charisse also danced with Kelly in "Brigadoon," "It's Always Fair Weather" and "Invitation to the Dance." She missed what might have been her greatest opportunity: to appear with Kelly in the 1951 Academy Award winner, "An American in Paris." She was pregnant, and Leslie Caron was cast in the role. "Silk Stockings" in 1957 marked the end of her dancing career in films, as well as the twilight of the movie musical. With the film business suffering from the onslaught of television, MGM dismantled its great collection of talent. Musicals were too expensive, and foreign audiences had soured on them. Charisse continued with dramatic films, several of them made in Europe. In 1974, Charisse returned to MGM for a TV drama. Gazing over the half-filled commissary at lunchtime, she mused: "You never realise that good things are going to be over sometime. It all seemed so natural then: Clark Gable and Robert Taylor lunching at one table. Lana Turner would be lunching at a table in the corner. Ava Gardner, too." "I grew up at this studio, and it didn't seem unusual to see all those stars. Nowadays, you'd never find so many names in one commissary. In fact, there aren't that many stars," she added.
Entertainment Daily : Kirk Douglas tribute - Kirk Douglas honoured by the John Wayne Cancer Institute
TAPE: EF01/0374 IN_TIME: 13:32:10 DURATION: 3:12 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: No re-use/re-sale of film/video/tv clips without clearance DATELINE: LosAngeles. April 29, 2001 SHOTLIST: 1.Wide shots of International Ballroom of Beverly Hilton Hotel 2. Wide shot of guests passing through entryway 3. Medium shot of guests dancing 4. Wide shot of vocalist with sound on tape (singing) 5. Wide shot of Kirk and Anne Douglas in front of the "Duke" award 6. Pan of the "Duke" award. 7. Photographer cutaway 8. Soundbite: (English) Kirk Douglas - "But this is a very good cause. My wife works a lot with cancer research at the Cedars Sinai (Los Angeles). I wandered with her throughout the whole facility for cancer research and I was very impressed, That's why I'm here." SUPERCAPTION: Kirk Douglas/ "Duke Award" Honoree 9. Close up of "Duke" Award. 10. Wide shot of plaque 11. Close up of Anne Douglas 12. Wide shot of Kirk and Anne Douglas 13. Soundbite: (English) Kirk Douglas - "I think people are not grateful enough, people who have their health. I think it should prompt people to do more for others. I know that when I had my helicopter crash, and then my stroke, it reminded me to do more for others." SUPERCAPTION: "Duke Award" Honoree 14. Wide shot and pan of ballroom with speaker at dais. 15. Wide shot of screen with b-roll of John Wayne Cancer Institute video presentation with sound on tape 16. Set up shot of Larry Hagman 17. Soundbite: (English) Larry Hagman: (English) "I had a little liver... a big liver problem, and I'm a recipient of this, the John Wayne Award, so I've been coming for the last 15 years." 18.Shot of Award and John Wayne's children 19. Soundbite: (English) Michael Wayne (John Wayne's son) - "Off the screen they were at the opposite ends of the political spectrum, but they were just great on the screen together. They'd have a lot of discussions off screen, but on screen they were just a dynamite team. And it's kind of interesting tonight that Kirk is getting this award from the John Wayne Cancer Institute, it's like bringing them back together again and for something good, you know, finding that magic bullet that will eventually put an end to this horrible disease." 20.SOT Kirk Douglas/"Duke Award" Honoree: "It made me very sad, because it made me think about John Wayne. We did three movies together. So we had a lot of pleasant memories." 21. MS Kirk Douglas being interviewed KIRK DOUGLAS HONORED BY JOHN WAYNE CANCER INSTITUTE More than 1,000 guests packed the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills over the weekend to watch actor Kirk Douglas receive a special award from the John Wayne Cancer Institute. The organisation bestows the award annually, to honor extraordinary contributions in the fight against cancer. Both Douglas and his wife Anne have contributed time and effort to many humanitarian causes like the Los Angeles Mission for the Homeless, The Motion Picture Relief Home's Alzheimer's Unit, and the funding of playgrounds for children in Israel and the United States. Douglas says the award is particularly meaningful to him, but made him a little melancholy when he reflected on his friend, the late movie legend John Wayne. Douglas also talked about the stroke he suffered, and said it was one of the life events that caused him to change his philosophy of life. The Ball featured a sophisticated 1940s nightclub theme, and brought out past recipients like actor Larry Hagman of "I Dream of Genie," and "Dallas" television series fame. Hagman says the Cancer Institute helped him through his own health crisis. John Wayne's sons - one of whom, Michael, runs the institute - and his daughter Marissa, joined guests in congratulating Douglas. Michael commented that his father and Douglas didn't always share the same outlook. Kirk's most famous offspring, actor Michael Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta Jones, were special guests of the McLaren Mercedes Formula One team at the Spanish Grand Prix, so were unable to attend the event. Kirk Douglas has made more than 80 films, including Spartacus, Ace In The Hole, Gunfight At The OK Corral, The Vikings And The Heroes of Telemark, and received three Oscar nominations for his roles in The Bad and the Beautiful, Lust for Life (about the artist Vincent Van Gogh) and Champion. In 1996, he was awarded a special Oscar for "50 years of creative and moral force in the motion picture community."
Officer Shot/Traffic Stop (03/30/1996)
Traffic stop goes wrong when suspect pulls out a gun and fires at cop.
APTN 2000 ENTERTAINMENT DAILY NEWS (AMERICAS EARLY)
AP-APTN-2000: US Jackson 911 Friday, 26 June 2009 STORY:US Jackson 911- NEW Audio of the emergency 911 call placed Thursday about Michael Jackson LENGTH: 02:07 FIRST RUN: 2000 RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: L.A. City Fire Department STORY NUMBER: 610992 DATELINE: Los Angeles, 25 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:07 SHOTLIST (including transcript):- L.A. City Fire Department 1. Redacted audio of 911 call from Michael Jackson's home on Thursday 911 CALL RELEASED IN MICHAEL JACKSON CASE A 911 caller seeking help for Michael Jackson told an emergency operator that only a personal physician had seen what happened, and an ambulance was urgently needed because resuscitation efforts weren't working. The Los Angeles Fire Department on Friday released a redacted audio recording of the call made Thursday by a person who only referred to Jackson as a 50-year-old man. It appeared that a mention of the phone number was deleted from the recording. "I need an ambulance as soon as possible, sir," the caller said urgently but politely. "We have a gentlemen here that needs help and he's not breathing yet. He's not breathing and we need to - we're trying to pump him, but he's not, he's not." The caller reported that Jackson was on a bed and the emergency operator began to instruct him to do CPR, but stopped when the caller said that the personal physician was there. "Oh, OK. We're on our way there. If your guy is doing CPR and you're instructed by a doctor, he's a higher authority than me. And he's on the scene," the 911 operator said. The operator asked if anyone witnessed what happened. "No, just the doctor, sir, the doctor was the only one there," the caller said. "Did he see what happened?" the operator asked. "Doctor, did you see what happened, sir?" the caller asked someone in the room. Only an urgent mumbling can be heard on the recording. "We're on our way. It's less than a mile away from Cedars," the operator said, referring to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Paramedics, however, took Jackson to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. APTN APEX 06-26-09 1629EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2000: US Cardiologist Friday, 26 June 2009 STORY:US Cardiologist- NEW Cardiologist explains details surrounding cardiac arrest LENGTH: 02:23 FIRST RUN: 2000 RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP Television STORY NUMBER: 610993 DATELINE: New York, 26 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:23 CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: COMMERCIAL MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEO AND OR PERFORMANCES, MUST BE CLEARED ACCORDING TO YOUR OWN LOCAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND COPYRIGHT AGREEMENTS WITH YOUR APPLICABLE COLLECTING SOCIETY. DETAILS OF THE TRACKS, WHERE AVAILABLE, MAY BE FOUND BELOW. YOU HAVE EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR USE OF ALL AND ANY CONTENT INCLUDED WITHIN THE SERVICE, AND FOR LIBEL, PRIVACY, COMPLIANCE AND THIRD PARTY RIGHTS APPLICABLE TO THEIR TERRITORY. SHOTLIST (including transcript):- AP Entertainment London, 5 March 2001 1. Mid-shot Michael Jackson and Uri Geller enter room 2. Cutaway cameraman 3. Pull out from mid-shot Michael Jackson and Uri Geller to wide shot AP Television New York, 26 June 2009 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Lori Mosca/Director of Preventive Cardiology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital "It's so tragic when we lose somebody suddenly due to cardiac arrest. It's unfortunately a situation that occurs in about a quarter of a million of Americans every year. The good news about cardiac arrest though is if you do witness a person having cardiac arrest you can save their life by early recognition of the problem, being sure to call emergency services right away and really administering CPR." POOL London, 5 March 2009 5. Mid-shot Jackson on stage 6. Pan of crowds AP Television New York, 26 June 2009 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Lori Mosca/Director of Preventive Cardiology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital "We don't know the details of this specific case but certainly we do know that certain medications, narcotics for example, and demerol is one example of an opiate pain medication that is known if taken in very high levels can lead to respiratory arrest. The breathing mechanism stops and of course breathing is what brings oxygen to the heart muscle. This can lead to an irregular rhythm and a complete stopping of the heart such as cardiac arrest." AP Entertainment Tokyo, March 9 2007 8. Various shots Michael Jackson singing with fans AP Television New York, 26 June 2009 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Lori Mosca/Director of Preventive Cardiology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Time is critical when it comes to CPR. Every minute of delay in getting emergency services decreases your chance of survival by 7-10% so it's absolutely critical that CPR be administered right away until emergency services arrives and if that process is delayed it's highly unlikely that the person is going to survive." AP Television New Tokyo International Airport, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, 4 March 2007 10. Various of Michael Jackson coming out and shaking hands with Japanese fans waiting at the arrival gate TIME IS CRUCIAL DURING CARDIAC ARREST A New York cardiologist says when a person suffers cardiac arrest, timing is everything. "Time is critical when it comes to CPR. Every minute of delay in getting emergency services decreases your chance of survival by 7-10% so it's absolutely critical that CPR be administered right away," says Dr. Lori Mosca of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In a transcript of the emergency call released by fire officials, a caller reports Jackson was on a bed and not breathing or responding to cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The unidentified caller said Jackson only was with his personal doctor at the time. "I need an ambulance as soon as possible, sir," the caller said urgently but politely. "We have a gentleman here that needs help and he's not breathing yet. He's not breathing and we need to - we're trying to pump him, but he's not, he's not." The pop star died later Thursday afternoon at University of California Los Angeles Medical Center. The autopsy began Friday morning and was expected to last several hours. An official determination on cause of death was not expected for weeks or longer, until more sophisticated tests are completed. Brian Oxman, a former Jackson attorney and a family friend, said Friday on NBC's "Today" show he had been concerned about Jackson's use of painkillers and had warned the singer's family about possible abuse. Oxman claimed Jackson had prescription drugs at his disposal to help with pain suffered when he broke his leg after he fell off a stage and for broken vertebrae in his back. Dr. Mosca says, "We don't know the details of this specific case but certainly we do know that certain medications, narcotics for example, and demerol is one example of an opiate pain medication that is known if taken in very high levels can lead to respiratory arrest." APTN APEX 06-26-09 1630EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2000: US Jackson Memorabilia Friday, 26 June 2009 STORY:US Jackson Memorabilia- NEW New York store does brisk business in music, collectibles LENGTH: 02:25 FIRST RUN: 2000 RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP Television STORY NUMBER: 610991 DATELINE: New York, 26 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:25 SHOTLIST (including transcript):- AP Television New York, 26 June 2009 1. Wide of Colony Record and Radio Center marquee flashing "GOD BLESS MICHAEL. R.I.P." 2. Medium shot of Colony sign, pan down to customers on the street 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Alan Grossbardt, Co-Owner, Colony Record and Radio Center: "Last night, we sold every CD we had in the store. We couldn't even find any CDs. We sent some people out to other stores to buy them just to have in stock, and they were out of everything. So the only thing we have is records, vinyl, we have a lot of memorabilia, we have a few videos. And it's good that we have the memorabilia, because I have accumulated a lot of stuff over the years. People are coming in, and you know, they loved him. He was a very good customer of ours . 4. Medium shot of Jackson memorabilia on display, zoom in to Moonwalker booklet 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Alan Grossbardt, Co-Owner, Colony Record and Radio Center: "The value goes anywhere from five dollars to thousands of dollars. It just depends on the rarity, if it's something that's stage worn or if it's something that's just a commercial item. There were many dolls that were made in the 80's when we was very popular, they made children's microphones, they made record players, they made radios. So, you know, really the value goes... you really can't put a value on it. But of course people are going to raise the price now that he's gone." 6. Close-up of Michael Jackson buttons sign 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Alan Grossbardt, Co-Owner, Colony Record and Radio Center: "Over the years he would come in, and he would be buying the stuff for his fans, for his family, for his own collection. So I would say that the biggest collection in the world is somewhere where he has it." 8. Tight shot of Pepsi can, zoom in and pan down to Jackson 5 signatures 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Alan Grossbardt, Co-Owner, Colony Record and Radio Center: He would come in. He's just like the people would tell you. He's very soft-spoken, he would come in with his surgical mask on, but he was just a wonderful person. And, you know, I'm going to miss him." 10. Man puts Jackson records on display, pan over to display BRISK SALES OF JACKSON MUSIC, MEMORABILIA Michael Jackson's death has led to skyrocketing sales of his music and videos, with major retailers like Amazon.com Inc. and Barnes and Noble Inc. selling out of products that have regained immense popularity overnight. Bill Carr, Amazon's vice president of music and video, said Friday that once the world learned that the pop icon had died Thursday, the Web site sold out within minutes all CDs by Michael Jackson and by the Jackson 5 - the group Jackson and his four older brothers formed out of Gary, Ind., in the late '60s. Sixty percent of Amazon's CD orders Thursday were for Michael Jackson music, something Carr called "stunning." He said he'd "never seen anything like this" before at Amazon after the death of a pop culture icon. As of Friday afternoon, Jackson's albums accounted for all 10 of Amazon's "Bestsellers in Music" list, with the 25th anniversary edition of the celebrated "Thriller" album taking the top spot. Meanwhile, Barnes and Noble's Web site and retail stores are currently sold out of most Jackson CDs, DVDs and books, Chief Merchandising Officer Jaime Carey said. Like Amazon, its 10 bestselling CDs were Jackson titles. Both companies said they were working to get the products back in stock. Even boutique stores are doing a brisk business. Alan Grossbardt, the co-owner of Colony Record and Radio Center in Manhattan, said Jackson himself was a very good customer. "Over the years he would come in, and he would be buying the stuff for his fans, for his family, for his own collection," he said. "So I would say that the biggest collection in the world is somewhere where he has it." Apple Inc. would not describe the level of demand for Jackson's music at its iTunes online store, but his dominance of iTunes' top-seller lists Friday speaks for itself. Around the time of Jackson's death, only one of his albums ranked in the top 100 on iTunes in the United States. By Friday morning, eight of the top 10 albums were Jackson's. An "Essential" collection of Jackson's songs compiled by Apple's iTunes music team was the top-selling album, followed by "Thriller." Five of Jackson's singles made it to iTunes' list of most-purchased tracks - "Man in the Mirror," "Thriller," "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," and "Smooth Criminal" - in what may be one of the best barometers to gauge his most popular songs. APTN APEX 06-26-09 1658EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2000: US Jackson Hall of Fame Friday, 26 June 2009 STORY:US Jackson Hall of Fame- NEW The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame releases vintage footage LENGTH: 01:32 FIRST RUN: 2000 RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum STORY NUMBER: 610988 DATELINE: Various, see script LENGTH: 01:32 SHOTLIST (including transcript):- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Cleveland, Ohio, Date Unknown 1. Pan of the Michael Jackson Exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum 2. Close-up Life Magazine cover featuring The Jackson Five 3. Close-up The Jackson Five "We Don't Have to be Over 21 (To Fall in Love)" album 4. Pan of various outfits worn by Michael Jackson in his career 5. Pan up of one outfit worn by Michael Jackson while in The Jackson Five Rock and Roll Hall of Fame New York, 19 March 2001 6. Intro by N'Sync (Justin Timberlake) inducting Michael Jackson to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 7. Wideshot Michael Jackson greeting N'Sync on stage 8. Midshot Michael Jackson speaking at podium ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME REMEMBERS JACKSON The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland will pay special tribute to the life and legacy of two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Michael Jackson this weekend at its 12th annual Rock and Soul festival. Jackson, 50, died on Thursday after suffering cardiac arrest. "Michael Jackson was one of the most creative and influential recording artists of the last 40 years," said Terry Stewart, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. "He was uniquely gifted with his talent as a songwriter, dancer and performer. While we deeply mourn the loss of any Inductee, few have generated the response from fans like the tragedy we learned of this week. His legacy will live on for a long, long time." On Sunday, 28 June 2009, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will honor Michael Jackson during its annual Rock and Soul festival with video presentations in the 4th Floor Theater, including footage from his induction with the Jackson 5 in 1997 and his induction as a solo artist in 2001. Music from throughout Jackson's career will play in the Museum during the weekend, as well. APTN APEX 06-26-09 1659EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2000: US Zeke and Luther Friday, 26 June 2009 STORY:US Zeke and Luther- NEW Hutch Dano and Adam Hicks on their new Disney XD TV sitcom LENGTH: 04:22 FIRST RUN: 0000 RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP Television/The Walt Disney Company STORY NUMBER: 610839 DATELINE: New York, 21 June 2009 LENGTH: 04:22 CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: ALL SUBSCRIBERS PLEASE ENSURE THAT FILM CLIPS ARE CLEARED FOR MEDIA BROADCAST AND/OR INTERNET USE OR THAT THEY COME WITHIN THE PROMOTIONAL WINDOW FOR YOUR TERRITORY. CONTACT DETAILS, WHERE AVAILABLE, MAY BE FOUND AT THE END OF THE SCRIPT. CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: COMMERCIAL MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEO AND OR PERFORMANCES, MUST BE CLEARED ACCORDING TO YOUR OWN LOCAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND COPYRIGHT AGREEMENTS WITH YOUR APPLICABLE COLLECTING SOCIETY. DETAILS OF THE TRACKS, WHERE AVAILABLE, MAY BE FOUND AT THE END OF THE SCRIPT.YOU HAVE EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR USE OF ALL AND ANY CONTENT INCLUDED WITHIN THE SERVICE, AND FOR LIBEL, PRIVACY, COMPLIANCE AND THIRD PARTY RIGHTS APPLICABLE TO THEIR TERRITORY. SHOTLIST (including transcript):- Walt Disney Company 1. Clip, 'Zeke and Luther' AP Television New York, 21 June 2009 2. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Adam Hicks, actor, 'Luther': "The show is about two kids who strive to be professional skateboarders. It's a buddy comedy and it pretty much - it has a moral to it, which is, follow your dreams and friendship. I play Luther. He's this 15-year-old zany, outrageous kid, always getting into mischief and - Hutch Dano, actor 'Zeke': "Zeke's so opposite of that too, which makes it work, so Ying to the Yang. They just bounce off of each other in just a really good way. Walt Disney Company 2. Clip, 'Zeke and Luther' AP Television New York, 21 June 2009 3. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Hutch Dano, actor on 'Zeke': "He's the straight man. He wants to be the best skate boarder in the world. He eats, sleeps and drinks skateboarding. That's what he said and, you know, pretty much 'Luther' sees a fly - he wants to be a great skateboarder but if he sees like some curtains it's over." Walt Disney Company 4. Clip, 'Zeke and Luther' AP Television New York, 21 June 2009 5. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Adam Hicks, actor: "I feel that this show. It's so special in a way because it's brought together so many different type of comedians, I guess you could say and its type of flavor and its fast pace - it's like a total 360 for Disney." Walt Disney Company 6. Clip, 'Zeke and Luther' AP Television New York, 21 June 2009 7. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Adam Hicks, actor: "We went into the audition together and we were waiting outside because the casting director went in and was talking to the producer. So were just waiting outside pacing and we were like 'Let's just go in and kill this. Let's do it. Let's go in.' I didn't even know him at that time and we went in and did a great job. Hutch Dano, actor :He says, you know, it's just another audition. My agent Tyler Grasham was like, 'Okay. This - do good. You know it wasn't like alright just go in. He was like, 'This is is.' Walt Disney Company 8. Clip, 'Zeke and Luther' AP Television New York, 21 June 2009 9. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Hutch Dano, actor: "I was like, 'Alright. If they don't pick me I already know who got Luther because I went in with all the Luthers. And, don't get me wrong, they all had their own thing, but he just (Hinks waves his hand and goes 'Awww') knows the character. He had it down." Walt Disney Company 10. Clip, 'Zeke and Luther' DISNEY ROLLS OUT NEW SUMMER SITCOM ABOUT TEEN SKATEBOARDERS The Walt Disney Company has found a lure for 'tween' girls with Disney Channel shows like 'Hannah Montana' and 'Sonny With a Chance.' So, what about guys of the same age? 'Zeke and Luther' is one a summer sitcom Disney has on its new Disney XD channel, (formerly the Toon Disney channel), that aims for that very market. In fact, Disney XD's target market is young guys, aged 9 to 14, who won't watch the Disney Channel because it's so closely associated with - ick! - girl shows. 'Zeke and Luther' is a fast-paced buddy comedy starring Hutch Dano as 'Zeke' and Adam Hicks as his zany sidekick 'Luther.' Hicks says, "The show is about two kids who strive to be professional skateboarders. It's a buddy comedy and it pretty much - it has a moral to it, which is, follow your dreams and friendship." Hicks describes his character as "this 15-year-old zany, outrageous kid, always getting into mischief." Dano says 'Luther' is the perfect foil for his character. 'Zeke,' he says, is "the straight man. He wants to be the best skate boarder in the world. He eats, sleeps and drinks skateboarding." They both say they met while waiting to audition, just clicked and auditioned together. "We were waiting outside because the casting director went in and was talking to the producer," Hicks says. "So were just waiting outside pacing and we were like 'Let's just go in and kill this. Let's do it. Let's go in.' I didn't even know him at that time and we went in and did a great job." 'Zeke and Luther' airs Mondays on the Disney XD channel. APTN APEX 06-26-09 1707EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2000: US BET Awards Friday, 26 June 2009 STORY:US BET Awards- NEW Sunday ceremony refocuses on Michael Jackson LENGTH: 03:50 FIRST RUN: 2000 RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP Television STORY NUMBER: 610994 DATELINE: Los Angeles, 26 June 2009 LENGTH: 03:50 CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: COMMERCIAL MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEO AND OR PERFORMANCES, MUST BE CLEARED ACCORDING TO YOUR OWN LOCAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND COPYRIGHT AGREEMENTS WITH YOUR APPLICABLE COLLECTING SOCIETY. DETAILS OF THE TRACKS, WHERE AVAILABLE, MAY BE FOUND BELOW. YOU HAVE EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR USE OF ALL AND ANY CONTENT INCLUDED WITHIN THE SERVICE, AND FOR LIBEL, PRIVACY, COMPLIANCE AND THIRD PARTY RIGHTS APPLICABLE TO THEIR TERRITORY. SHOTLIST (including transcript):- AP Television Los Angeles, 26 June 2009 1. Wide Shrine Auditorium 2. Medium Shrine Auditorium 3. Wide BET Awards '09 stage 4. Close-up BET Awards '09 sign, with pan down and push in to The O'Jays performing onstage 5. Close-up seat-placement card for Sean "Diddy" Combs 6. Close-up seat-placement card for Common 7. Close-up seat-placement card for Tyrese 8. Close-up seat-placement card for Travis Barker 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephen Hill/Executive Producer, BET Awards '09: "The personality of BET Awards '09 is definitely Michael Jackson, and paying tribute to Michael Jackson, and making sure we honor Michael Jackson appropriately, and in a way only BET can. I think every artist in here has a direct line to Michael Jackson. There's a direct line from Beyonce to Michael, from Jay-Z to Michael Jackson. From Ne-Yo to Michael Jackson. They were all influenced by Michael Jackson's artistry." 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Debra Lee/Chairperson and CEO, BET Networks: "We've already added a half an hour to the show, 'cause we know the artists' tributes to Michael are going to take up some time. And I wouldn't be surprised if it goes even longer. So, we're the first big awards show out, since the tragic news yesterday. And we want to make it special for MIchael. I know he would want us to celebrate his life in addition to paying tribute to him." 11. Wide The O'Jays performing "For the Love of Money," with push in to close-up 12. Closeup camera with pull out to The O'Jays being interviewed 13. SOUNDBITE (English) Walter Williams Sr./The O'Jays, on Michael Jackson: "Well, they said Sammy Davis was the best entertainer ever. I put Michael up there right with him. Michael worked hard. You could see it when he hit the stage. When I heard it, I felt pain. And that's going to take a long, long time to go away. I met him when he was nine year old, at the Uptown in Philadelphia. So, a lot of love for Michael and family. And our prayers go out to Michael and family." 14. Close-up The O'Jays performing 15. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephen Hill/Executive Producer, BET Awards '09: "The minute we heard it happened, we started reaching out to people he's influenced. Usher's in Paris. He's going to try to get back. Omarion is in Germany. He's going to try to get back. Justin Timberlake is in London. A lot of people who are not in L.A. really want to be a part of this. And so we reached out to as many people as we could who were influenced by Michael or who are peers of Michael who can talk about him during the show." 16. BET Awards '09 sign BET AWARDS TO HONOR JACKSON Artists such as Beyonce, Wyclef Jean and Ne-Yo are scrambling to change their performances for the Black Entertainment TV Awards Sunday (28JUNE) to honor the late Michael Jackson. And others who were going to skip this year's show -- Justin Timberlake, Usher and Omarion -- are now scrambling to get back to Los Angeles to participate. The awards show, hosted by Jamie Foxx from the Shrine Auditorium, will be dedicated to Jackson because of his influence on music and pop culture, said Stephen Hill, an executive producer for the awards. Jackson died Thursday afternoon at UCLA Medical Center after being stricken at Los Angeles home. Artists who have worked on their performances for weeks are changing them last-minute to honor Jackson, Hill said. "To change it up in three days is something that's not easy but they're all willing and looking forward to it," he said Friday. "There's a direct line from Ne-Yo to Michael Jackson. There's a direct line from Beyonce to Michael Jackson. There's a direct line from Jay-Z to Michael Jackson. I think they'll want to pay tribute in their own way." The O'Jays, who will be receiving a lifetime-achievement award at the ceremony, share Jackson memories during their Friday-morning rehearsal. "Well, they said Sammy Davis was the best entertainer ever," said O'Jays member Walter Williams Sr. "I put Michael up there right with him. Michael worked hard. You could see it when he hit the stage. When I heard it, I felt pain. And that's going to take a long, long time to go away. I met him when he was nine year old, at the Uptown in Philadelphia. So, a lot of love for Michael and family. And our prayers go out to Michael and family." Hill said he expects acceptance speeches to be dedicated to Jackson's memory and the influence he had on the artists. BET Networks CEO Debra Lee said the telecast will be expanded from its originally scheduled three hours to at least three and a half. "And I wouldn't be surprised if it goes even longer," she noted. "So, we're the first big awards show out, since the tragic news yesterday. And we want to make it special for MIchael. I know he would want us to celebrate his life in addition to paying tribute to him." Hill said seeing the Jackson 5 perform in 1971 inspired him to go into the entertainment business. He still keeps a poster of the group in his office, he said. "I don't think that this first public outpouring could be left in better hands," Hill said. "I'm caring, responsible and passionate about the Michael Jackson legacy. I'm glad to be able to take this challenge." "There will be another awards show, so if this one changes, that's fine," he said. "There will not be another Michael Jackson." APTN APEX 06-26-09 1710EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2000: US Jackson tribute song Friday, 26 June 2009 STORY:US Jackson tribute song- NEW The Game and Chris Brown produce instant tribute LENGTH: 01:58 FIRST RUN: 2000 RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: The Game STORY NUMBER: 610989 DATELINE: None LENGTH: 01:58 CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: COMMERCIAL MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEO AND OR PERFORMANCES, MUST BE CLEARED ACCORDING TO YOUR OWN LOCAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND COPYRIGHT AGREEMENTS WITH YOUR APPLICABLE COLLECTING SOCIETY. DETAILS OF THE TRACKS, WHERE AVAILABLE, MAY BE FOUND BELOW. YOU HAVE EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR USE OF ALL AND ANY CONTENT INCLUDED WITHIN THE SERVICE, AND FOR LIBEL, PRIVACY, COMPLIANCE AND THIRD PARTY RIGHTS APPLICABLE TO THEIR TERRITORY. SHOTLIST (including transcript):- Audio courtesy of The Game Pasadena, Calif., 20 April 2002 1. Jackson performs "Dangerous" Las Vegas, 27 Oct. 2003 2. Jackson hugs Beyonce during the Radio Music Awards Los Olivos, Calif., 25 June 2009 3. Jackson fans hold candlelight vigil outside Neverland ranch Pasadena, Calif., 31 Jan. 1993 4. Jackson performs during the Super Bowl Singapore, 29 Aug. 1993 5. Jackson performs during his "Dangerous" concert Prague, 7 Sept, 1996 6. Jackson launches his "History" tour Los Olivos, Calif., 25 June 2009 7. Jackson fans hold candlelight vigil outside Neverland ranch Los Olivos, Calif., 25 June 2009 8. Jackson fans hold candlelight vigil outside Neverland ranch Los Angeles, 1 Dec. 1984 9. Jackson performs at Dodger Stadium Santa Monica, Calif., 16 Aug. 2004 10. Jackson and his sisters, LaToya and Janet, leave the courthouse Santa Monica, Calif., 28 Feb. 2005 11. Jackson arrives for first day of his child molestation hearing Santa Maria, Calif., 29 April 2005 12. Jackson arrives at Santa Barbara County courthouse Tokyo, 4 March 2007 13. Jackson arrives in Japan THE GAME HONORS JACKSON WITH TRIBUTE SONG The Game honors Michael Jackson with an instant tribute song, "Better On The Other Side." According to MTV.com, the song debuted Friday morning on Los Angeles radio station Power 106 and includes the voices of Chris Brown, Diddy, Polow Da Don, Mario Winans, Usher and Boyz II Men. The 50-year-old musical superstar died Thursday, just as he was preparing for what was supposed to be a series of 50 concerts starting July 13 at London's 02 arena. An autopsy was planned for Friday, though results were not likely to be final until toxicology tests could be completed, a process that could take several days and maybe weeks. APTN APEX 06-26-09 1748EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM -------------------
Traffic Stop/High Speed Chase (05/03/1996)
A routine traffic stop becomes a high speed chase when the driver decides to try and get away. Pursuit ends with the car wrapped around a tree although we don't see it actually crash.
THREE DIE IN TV TOWER COLLAPSE (10/12/1996)
A 1,500-foot television tower collapsed on Saturday, killing three workers, snapping power lines and causing a transformer to explode.
APTN 0630 PRIME NEWS ASIA PACIFIC
AP-APTN-0630: US Jackson 2 Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:US Jackson 2- REPLAY Coroner says cause of death could take six weeks; tributes LENGTH: 04:55 FIRST RUN: 0530 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: English/Natsound SOURCE: VARIOUS STORY NUMBER: 611023 DATELINE: California - 26 June 2009/ FILE LENGTH: 04:55 SHOTLIST: (FIRST RUN 0230 NEWS UPDATE - 26 JUNE 2009) AP Television - AP Clients Only Encino, California - June 26, 2009 1. People gathered outside Jackson family house 2. Various of flowers and tribute posters 3. Various of people gathered, some hugging 4. People laying flowers 5. Police at gate 6. Flowers 7. Woman laying flowers 8. Various of people hugging 9. Tribute posters on wall 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rose Yorba, Michael Jackson fan: "It takes a big part away from me, he's kind of like, I felt like he was my life like he was something that was so close to me and to have something like this happen to him it just tears me apart. I mean we stood up crying all night last night because he's just so big to us and to have him leave it's just like why, I don't think it was his time to go, it wasn't his time." 11. Woman in uniform laying flowers (FIRST RUN 1830 NORTH AMERICA PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) ABC - No Access NAmerica/Internet ++NIGHT SHOT++ Los Angeles, California - June 26, 2009 12. Pan of car believed to belong to Doctor Conrad Murray being taken away on truck from Jackson residence (FIRST RUN 2330 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) AP Television - AP Clients Only Los Angeles, California - June 26, 2009 13. SOUNDBITE: (English) Craig Harvey, Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman: "There was no indication of any external trauma or any indication of foul play on the body of Mr. Jackson." (FIRST RUN 0230 NEWS UPDATE - 26 JUNE 2009) AP Television - AP Clients Only Encino, California - June 26, 2009 14. Flowers outside Jackson family house (FIRST RUN 0230 NEWS UPDATE - 26 JUNE 2009) AP Television - AP Clients Only Los Angeles, California - June 26, 2009 15. SOUNDBITE: (English) Craig Harvey, Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman: "Well we know he was taking some prescription medications." Q: Can you say what type? "No." (FIRST RUN 0230 NEWS UPDATE - 26 JUNE 2009) AP Television - AP Clients Only West Hollywood, California - June 26, 2009 16. Set up shot of cardiologist Dr. Prediman K. Shah at desk 17. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr. Prediman K. Shah, Director of Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute: "They will test the blood and urine and perhaps some organs for toxic levels of substances that are used as narcotics or as pain killers or as sedatives to get a sense of weather the body was exposed to large amounts of any of these drugs that could have triggered first a respiratory arrest, breathing stops and then the heart kind of follows." (FIRST RUN 0230 NEWS UPDATE - 26 JUNE 2009) AP Television - AP Clients Only Los Angeles, California - June 26, 2009 18. Wide of news conference 19. SOUNDBITE: (English) Charlie Beck, Deputy Police Chief: "We will do a thorough interview with the doctor to discuss some of the unanswered questions that have been raised by the death of Michael Jackson and we expect that the doctor will be able to shed some light on some things that when viewed with conjunctions coroner's findings will lead us to some conclusions." (FIRST RUN 0030 NEWS UPDATE - 26 JUNE 2009) AP Photo/Houston Chronicle - No Access UK/Canada/ For Broadcast use only - Strictly No Access Online or Mobile/Must Courtesy Houston Chronicle Houston, Texas - June 7, 2006 19. STILL of cardiologist Doctor Conrad Murray (FIRST RUN 0530 NEWS UPDATE - 26 JUNE 2009) AP Television - AP Clients Only New York, NY - June 26, 2009 20. Wide of Apollo Theatre 21. Zoom out from Apollo Theatre sign reading (English) "In Memory of Michael Jackson. A True Apollo Legend." 23. Pan across people dancing 24. Woman writing on memorial 25. Various of people dancing 26. Mid of candles 27. People dancing 28. SOUNDBITE: (English) No Name Given, Michael Jackson fan "We miss you Michael very much. You are a legacy and a star. Rest in peace." 29. SOUNDBITE: (English) Michael Jackson fan, no name given: "There will never be another one. There will never be no one like Michael Jackson." ABC - No Access NAmerica/Internet Los Angeles, California - June 26, 2009 29. Various aerials of people lined up at the Hollywood Walk of Fame to see Jackson's star 30. Tracking shot of people in line STORYLINE: The final act of Michael Jackson's life came into clearer focus on Friday, a picture of a fallen superstar working out with TV's "Incredible Hulk" and under the care of his own private cardiologist as he tried to get his 50-year-old body in shape for a gruelling bid to reclaim his glory. While the exact circumstances of his death remained unclear, early clues suggested he may simply have pushed his heart too far. Police said they had towed the doctor's BMW from Jackson's home because it may include medication or other evidence, and a source familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that a heart attack appeared to have caused the cardiac arrest that led to the pop icon's sudden death. As grief for the King of Pop poured out from the icons of music to heartbroken fans, and the world came to grips with losing one of the most luminous celebrities of all time, an autopsy showed no sign of trauma or foul play to Jackson, who died Thursday at UCLA Medical Centre after paramedics not could not revive him. The AP source who said Jackson apparently suffered a heart attack was not authorised to speak publicly and requested anonymity. Jackson's brother Jermaine had said the pop singer apparently went into cardiac arrest, which often, but not always, happens because of a heart attack. Authorities said they spoke with the doctor briefly on Thursday and on Friday and expected to meet with him again soon. Police stressed that the doctor, identified by the Los Angeles Times as cardiologist Conrad Murray, was not a criminal suspect. "We will do a thorough interview with the doctor to discuss some of the unanswered questions that have been raised by the death of Michael Jackson," said Charlie Beck, Deputy Police Chief. "We expect that the doctor will be able to shed some light on some things that when viewed with conjunctions coroner's findings will lead us to some conclusions," he added. Craig Harvey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner, said there were no signs of foul play in the autopsy and further tests would be needed to determine cause of death. He said Jackson was taking some unspecified prescription medication but gave few other details. Meanwhile, a 911 call released by fire officials shed light on the desperate effort at the mansion to save Jackson's life before paramedics arrived Thursday afternoon. Jackson died later at UCLA Medical Centre. In the recording, an unidentified caller pleads with authorities to send help, offering no clues about why Jackson was stricken. He tells a dispatcher that Jackson's doctor is performing CPR. The president of the company promoting Jackson's shows said Murray was Jackson's personal physician for three years. Jackson insisted Murray accompany him to London, said Randy Phillips, president of AEG Live. On Friday, the autopsy was completed in a matter of hours, but an official cause of death could take up to six weeks while medical examiners await toxicology tests. No funeral plans had been made public. The worldwide wave of mourning for Jackson continued unabated for the man who revolutionised pop music and moonwalked his way into entertainment legend. Hundreds made a pilgrimage to the Jackson family home in Encino, California, leaving flowers and messages of love. They did the same at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and at the home in Los Angeles' Holmby Hills where Jackson was stricken. Some camped out overnight. In New York, people stopped at Harlem's Apollo Theatre, where Jackson had performed as a child with his brothers in one of rock's first bubblegum supergroups, the Jackson Five. 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APTN APEX 06-27-09 0233EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0630: World Jackson Reax Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:World Jackson Reax- WRAP Tributes from UK, Germany, France, Mexico and Brazil LENGTH: 04:43 FIRST RUN: 0330 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: Various SOURCE: VARIOUS STORY NUMBER: 611019 DATELINE: Various - 26 June 2009 LENGTH: 04:43 SHOTLIST: (FIRST RUN 1930 ASIA PACIFIC PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) AP Television - AP Clients Only Paris, France 1. Wide of Michael Jackson fans gathered outside Notre Dame Cathedral 2. Fans crying and embracing 3. SOUNDBITE (French) Joann Lechaix, Michael Jackson fan: "He's a genius. He's the one who revolutionised music, there won't be another one, it's impossible, there won't be another one." 4. Close up of girls holding hands 5. Various shots of fans singing "I'll be there" (FIRST RUN 2030 LATAM PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) AP Television - AP Clients Only Berlin, Germany 6. Wide of Alexanderplatz square in Berlin, Michael Jackson fans gathered 7. Fans holding candles and flowers 8. Close of Jackson photo on T-Shirt, tilt up to fan's face 9. Wide of fans with candles 10. Close of candles on the ground 11. Tilt up from candles to fans (FIRST RUN 2330 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) AP Television - AP Clients Only London, United Kingdom 12. Tilt down from Nelson's Column to Michael Jackson fans gathered in Trafalgar Square 13. Close of stereo playing music 14. Wide of fans singing "Billie Jean," zoom in on fans singing 15. Close of candle, zoom out to fans cheering 16. Pan from tribute sign to fans singing "Bad" at base of column 17. Man crowd surfing (FIRST RUN 2030 LATAM PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) EPIC RECORDS - No Access Brazil (++MUST COURTESY GLOBO++) FILE: Salvador- February 1996 ++COMMENTARY++ 18. Various clips from Michael Jackson video "They Don't Really Care About Us" and behind the scenes filming GLOBO - No Access Brazil Salvador - 26 June 2009 19. SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Jason de Jesus Queiroz, drummer from band Olodum: "I still can't believe it. I had the opportunity to dance with him in the historical city centre and I cannot believe he is gone." AP Television - AP Clients Only Rio de Janeiro - 26 June 2009 20. Pan from homes within the favela community to ledge declared "Michael Jackson's ledge" 21. Michael Jackson imitator Antonia Carlos Gomez dancing near ledge declared as "Michael Jackson's ledge" 22. Wide of homes in the Santa Marta favela community 23. Sign reading: (in Portuguese) "Be with God Michael" on rooftop 24. SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Thiago Firmino, Santa Marta resident: "We are very sad because he came to our community. He chose to come here, as opposed to choosing some of Rio de Janeiro's other wonderful sights like Copacabana and the like. He chose to come into our community and to spend that time side-by-side with the residents of the community without any hesitation." Santa Maria Eco Group - AP Clients Only (++MUST COURTESY SANTA MARTA ECO GROUP++) FILE: Rio de Janeiro - February 1996 25. STILLS: Various of Jackson and director Spike Lee filming in Santa Marta AP Television - AP Clients Only Rio de Janeiro - 26 June 2009 26. Pan from desk in classroom to Michael Jackson signature on wall 27. Close-up of signature (FIRST RUN 2330 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) AP Television - AP Clients Only Mexico City, Mexico - 26 June, 2009 28. Various of record store in Mexico City 29. Close-up of Michael Jackson CD 30. Various of store employee arranging Michael Jackson CDs 31. Various of Michael Jackson video on television screen 32. Man imitating Michael Jackson in Mexico City street 33. Close-up of sign in honour of Michael Jackson 34. Poster displaying photos of Michael Jackson 35. Michael Jackson fan Oliver Munoz, dancing 36. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Oliver Munoz, Michael Jackson fan: "I was shocked. I didn't shed tears at the time, because one is in shock, you don't accept it right away, but afterwards you start feeling a lot of sadness and finally you give in to the tears." 37. Various of shrine to Michael Jackson STORYLINE Fans across the world on Friday reacted with shock and sadness to the death of Michael Jackson, one of the world's most iconic pop idols. The 50-year-old musical superstar suffered cardiac arrest and died on Thursday, just as he was preparing for what would have been a series of 50 concerts starting July 13 at London's O2 arena. Word of Jackson's death jolted thousands, from Chinese students, to UK fans hoping to see their idol on stage this summer, to a generation of people around the world who have tried, in vain, to moonwalk. The dramatic death of the singer seemed to obscure his recent controversies and kindle warmer memories of Jackson the child star and Jackson the show-stopping, moon-walking headliner. In the French capital Paris, hundreds of Jackson fans gathered in front of Notre Dame Cathedral. They held up his pictures, sang his songs, danced, cried and shouted in grief. Similar scenes took place in both London and Berlin. People all over Brazil on Friday also mourned Jackson's death, recalling his many visits to South America's largest country. In Salvador's historical city centre, people from the band Olodum reminisced about playing drums alongside the the King of Pop during the filming of the 1996 video "They Don't Really Care About Us." More than one-hundred drummers participated in the video, including Jason de Jesus Queiroz, who was twelve at the time. Queiroz told TV Globo he still could not believe the 50-year-old singer was "gone." The video, which was directed by Spike Lee, also used the Rio de Janeiro shantytown Santa Marta as part of the backdrop of the song, which focuses on class inequality and racism. At the time, Santa Marta was controlled by drug gangs, which caused controversy around the filming since local media reported it was authorised by the community's infamous trafficker Marcinho VP. Today, residents in the revitalised community, which was declared drug-free by Rio de Janeiro's state government in 2008, only remember Michael Jackson's kindness and sensibility. "He chose to come here, as opposed to choosing some of Rio de Janeiro's other wonderful sights like Copacabana and the like. He chose to come into our community," DJ and Santa Marta native Thiago Firmino said. The ledge with a view of Rio de Janeiro's mountains and city landscape, where Jackson did most of the filming, is known as "Michael's ledge" within the community. Jackson impersonators gathered on the commemorative space to celebrate the artist's life. Santa Marta residents placed a memorial sash reading "Be with God, Michael." Jackson visited South America's largest country three times. His first visit to Brazil was in 1974, when he was still performing with the Jackson 5. Jackson's records were selling at a faster rate than usual in Mexico City, as fans, expecting a sell out, rushed to buy his albums. In the city centre, people gathered to honour their idol by imitating his trademark dance moves and setting up a shrine to the pop star. Oliver Munoz said he felt " shocked" upon hearing the news and it took a while for him to accept Jackson's death. He added that "afterwards you start feeling a lot of sadness and finally you give in to the tears." Meanwhile the Los Angeles County coroner's office completed its autopsy on Jackson but said that determining the cause of death would require further tests that will take six to eight weeks. A coroner's spokesman said Jackson's body showed no sign of trauma and foul play was not suspected. The pop star died after on Thursday after being stricken at his rented home in the upmarket Los Angeles neighbourhood of Holmby Hills. Paramedics tried to resuscitate him for three-quarter of an hour there before rushing him to the University of California Los Angeles Medical Centre. His brother Jermaine said Jackson apparently suffered cardiac arrest, an abnormal heart rhythm that stops the heart from pumping blood to the body. It can occur after a heart attack or be caused by other heart problems. 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APTN APEX 06-27-09 0234EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0630: US Jackson Souvenirs Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:US Jackson Souvenirs- REPLAY Fans show Jackson memorabilia, interview with Rolling Stone journalist LENGTH: 03:47 FIRST RUN: 2130 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 610976 DATELINE: Various - 26 June 2009 LENGTH: 03:47 SHOTLIST: Los Angeles, California 1. Amoeba Music store exterior 2. Employee restocking Michael Jackson CD's 3. Various of customers picking up Michael Jackson CD's 4. Various of employee restocking CD's 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ray Ricky Rivera, Music shop employee: "We can't keep up with it we sold out in probably an hour yesterday when we got word of his passing so we're just trying to put stuff as fast as we can." New York, NY 6. Colony Music store exterior, with electronic sign reading (English) "God Bless Michael R.I.P." 7. Various of Michael Jackson memorabilia 8. Mid of still photos of Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson 9. Coca-Cola can with advertising on Michael Jackson's 1984 World Tour 10. Old Michael Jackson concert tickets 11. Video Game cover 12. Employee putting albums on display wall 13. Various of Jackson albums display 15. SOUNDBITE: (English) Alan Grossbardt, Colony Music Store: "Well actually last night we sold every CD we had in the store we couldn't even find any CDs we've sent some people out to other stores to buy them just to have in stock and we're out of everything." New York, NY 16. Anthony DeCurtis walking 17. Michael Jackson on Rolling Stone Magazine cover 18. SOUNDBITE: (English) Anthony DeCurtis, Contributing editor at Rolling Stone Magazine: "I think it's very hard for people to understand how all of the scandals and things like that are likely to melt away as people hear less about them and all the issues become much more remote. But they're still going to be able to listen to 'Thriller.' They're still going to be able to listen to 'Off the Wall.' And they're still going to be able to go get those amazing records, and they're still going to be able to see those performances. And that's what going to last." Detroit, Michigan 19. Dearborn Music store exterior 20. Customer at register 21. Customer holding CD 22. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gina Peoples, music store customer: "I bought some Motown music, which included Michael Jackson. I came here specifically to get the tracks from Michael Jackson, I also wanted his DVDs going back to when he was with the Jackson Five, I actually grew up with Michael Jackson in a sense we're almost the same age and that was my first boy group, so I'm kind of like nostalgic about all of this that's going on, it's like he's phenomenal, he's the greatest." 23. Michael Jackson records at store STORYLINE Pop star Michael Jackson's death has led to skyrocketing sales of his music and videos, with major retailers selling out of products that have regained immense popularity overnight. Boutique stores are doing a brisk business. Alan Grossbardt, the co-owner of Colony Record and Radio Centre in New York's Manhattan, said the store sold out of Michael Jackson's music within hours of his death. "Last night we sold every CD we had in the store we couldn't even find any CD's we sent some people out to other stores to buy them just to have in stock and we're out of everything." Fans are grabbing up Michael Jackson CD's as well as his old vinyl albums and memorabilia from his days as the King of Pop. The moonwalking pop star drove the growth of music videos, vaulting cable channel MTV into the popular mainstream after its launch in 1981. His 1982 hit "Thriller," still the second best-selling US album of all time, spawned a John Landis-directed music video that MTV played every hour on the hour. Five years later, "Bad" sold 22 (m) million copies. In 1991, he signed a 65 (m) million US dollar recording deal with Sony. Anthony DeCurtis, contributing editor at Rolling Stone Magazine, said people's desire for Jackson's music will last for a long time to come, despite his controversial past. "They're still going to be able to listen to 'Thriller.' They're still going to be able to listen to 'Off the Wall.' And they're still going to be able to go get those amazing records, and they're still going to be able to see those performances. And that's what going to last." An autopsy was planned for Friday, though results were not likely to be final until toxicology tests could be completed, a process that could take several days and sometimes weeks. However, if a cause can be determined by the autopsy, they will announce the results, said a Los Angeles County Coroner Investigator. Jackson died at UCLA Medical Centre after being stricken at his rented home in the posh Los Angeles neighbourhood of Holmby Hills. Paramedics tried to resuscitate him at his home for nearly three-quarters of an hour, then rushed him to the hospital, where doctors continued to work on him. His brother Jermaine said he was believed to have suffered cardiac arrest in his home but the cause of his death was unknown until results of the autopsy were revealed. Jackson's death brought a tragic end to a long, bizarre, sometimes farcical decline from his peak in the 1980s, when he was popular music's premier all-around performer, a uniter of black and white music who shattered the race barrier on MTV, dominated the charts and dazzled even more on stage. Jackson's death prompted broadcasters from Sydney to Seoul to interrupt programmes, while fans remembered a "tortured genius" whose squeals and sliding moves captivated a generation and who sparked global trends in music, dance and fashion. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 06-27-09 0235EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0630: ++Pakistan Shooting Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:++Pakistan Shooting- NEW GRAPHIC Five militants killed in shootout LENGTH: 01:28 FIRST RUN: 0630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Urdu/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611024 DATELINE: Karachi - 27 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:28 SHOTLIST ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 1. Exterior of Abbasi Shaheed hospital in Karachi 2. Various of bodies of men officials say are militants being taken to hospital morgue 3. Body being placed on slab 4. Pan of bodies of suspected militants as man takes image on mobile phone ++GRAPHIC++ 5. Police officer and officials 6. SOUNDBITE (Urdu) Iftikhar lodhi, District superintendent of police: "Police got the tip-off that comrades of the Chief of Tehrik-e-Taliban in Pakistan, Baitullah Mehsud were hiding over here. After getting the information police conducted a raid near the super highway. Six persons escaped during cross firing but five were hit. Those five injured men died on the way by ambulance to Abbasi Shaheed hospital. Five dead bodies are at the morgue. Police have filed the case and an investigation is underway." 7. Cutaway of Iodhi's shirt 8. Ambulance outside morgue SHOTLIST Police killed five men they believed were Taliban militants on Saturday, a top official in Karachi said. The men were killed in a night time raid on a Karachi apartment believed to be housing insurgents loyal to the Pakistani Taliban leader, Baitullah Mehsud, who has been blamed for a wave of suicide attacks, A city police spokesperson said officers found a large quantity of weapons and explosives in the apartment. He said the militants were planning attacks in Pakistan's biggest city. Police taking part in the raid early on Saturday told the militants to surrender, but they shot at police, he said. In the gunbattle that ensued, five militants were killed, five were wounded and six escaped in the darkness, he said. Iftikhar lodhi, the district superintendent of police said the information leading to the gunbattle came from a tip off. "Police have filed the case and an investigation is underway," he said. Mehsud is blamed for a wave of suicide bombings across Pakistan that spokesmen for his group have said is in retaliation for two military offensives against Taliban in the country's volatile northwest. Troops are winding down their campaign to oust the Taliban from the Swat Valley region after two months of fighting and are turning their attention to a fresh offensive targeting Mehsud in his home territory of South Waziristan, in the tribal belt on the Afghan border. The militant attacks have targeted security forces but have also hit mosques, markets and one major international hotel. The latest struck an army vehicle in Pakistani Kashmir on Friday, killing two soldiers. The bombing was claimed by a Mehsud spokesman who warned of more attacks. It was the first time that this strategically sensitive area - where rival India has long accused Pakistan of harbouring Islamic militants that launch attacks in Indian Kashmir - has been targeted by the Taliban. The government says the recent suicide bombings have fuelled its determination to destroy Mehsud's network and end militancy in Pakistan. Washington strongly backs the military campaigns, which are seen as a test of the government's resolve after years of unfinished offensives and failed peace deals with militants. Karachi, a teeming port city of more than 16 (m) million and Pakistan's commercial hub, has long been a hotbed for Taliban and al-Qaeda linked groups who are believed to have staged bank robberies, kidnapping for ransom and other criminal activities to raise funds. 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APTN APEX 06-27-09 0236EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0630: Italy Pakistan Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:Italy Pakistan- REPLAY Pakistani FM comments on India, Afghanistan and Iran LENGTH: 01:50 FIRST RUN: 0330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611004 DATELINE: Trieste - 26 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:50 SHOTLIST 1. Wide of conference room 2. Cutaway of audience and media 3. Pakistani flag on conference table 4. Pakistan Foreign Minister Makhdoom Mahmood Qureshi 5. Wide of conference 6. Qureshi being interviewed 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Makhdoom Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistani Foreign Minister: "I think on the whole it was a friendly meeting, it was a good exchange, a frank exchange, and I think both sides realise that they have a common interest, a common enemy and have to move on in a cooperative manner." 8. Qureshi being interviewed 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Makhdoom Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistani Foreign Minister: "We need to focus more on controlling the flow of drugs and how narco-money was financing terrorism. This has not been paid enough attention in the past and now NATO, ISAF and the region, electively will have to take on this challenge in a more meaningful manner." 10. Qureshi being interviewed 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Makhdoom Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistani Foreign Minister: "Pakistan feels that it is an internal matter and it should be resolved internally through peaceful means, non violent means by the leadership of Iran." 12. Wide of conference STORYLINE: Foreign ministers from the Group of Eight countries meeting in Italy on Friday endorsed Pakistan's battle against Taliban insurgents and promised to work more with the country's government "in the face of terrorism, extremism and militancy." They called for better regional cooperation in fighting "terrorism" and drug trafficking in the region. "We need to focus more on controlling the flow of drugs," said Makhdoom Mahmood Qureshi, the Pakistani Foreign Minister. "This has not been paid enough attention in the past and now NATO, ISAF and the region, electively will have to take on this challenge in a more meaningful manner." Improving security in Afghanistan and the surrounding region is a focus of the three-day meeting in the northeastern Italian city. Italy, the host of the meeting, sought to broaden participation in the talks, arguing that Afghanistan is a problem that needs to be addressed regionally. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been criticised both at home and abroad for corruption in his administration but he is the favourite in the August 20 vote in Afghanistan. The administration of President Barack Obama in its early days called Karzai's government inefficient and corrupt, but U.S. officials have toned down criticism of a leader who may win a second five-year term. Italy had also invited Iran to attend the talks, arguing that it could play an important role in talks on Afghan stabilisation. But Rome retracted the invitation after Iran failed to respond, and amid concerns over Iran's violent crackdown on protesters after disputed elections results. Qureshi said on Friday that the protests were "an internal matter and it should be resolved internally through peaceful means." Qureshi also commented on Pakistan-India relations after a bi-lateral meeting on Friday morning with the head of the Indian delegation. "I think on the whole it was a friendly meeting and I think both sides realise that they have a common interest, a common enemy and have to move on in a cooperative manner," he said. On Saturday, the delegates will look at economic development, refugees and migration, and food security, with other international players joining the discussions. 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APTN APEX 06-27-09 0237EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0630: US Climate Bill Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:US Climate Bill- REPLAY House passes major energy climate bill in triumph for US president LENGTH: 02:05 FIRST RUN: 0330 RESTRICTIONS: Part No NAmerica/Net TYPE: English/Natsound SOURCE: POOL/ ABC STORY NUMBER: 611020 DATELINE: Washington DC - 26 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:05 SHOTLIST POOL - AP Clients Only 1. Wide of US House of Representatives 2. Wide of House floor 3. SOUNDBITE (English) John Boehner, Republican Minority Leader: "What we have on the floor today is typical big government. And the fight that we have between the two sides of the aisle really boils down to one word. It boils down to freedom. The freedom to allow the American people to live their lives without all of these extra taxes and all of this bureaucracy." 4. Wide of House with graphic overlaid showing vote tally 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Ed Pastor, Democratic congressman: "On this vote, yeas are 219, nays are 212. The bill is passed." ABC - No Access NAmerica/Internet 6. US President Barack Obama walking into room 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Barack Obama, US President: "Today, the House of Representatives took historic action with the passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act. It's a bold and necessary step that holds the promise of creating new industries and (m) millions of new jobs, decreasing our dangerous dependence on foreign oil, and strictly limiting the release of pollutants that threaten the health of families and communities and the planet itself. Now it's up to the senate to take the next step. I am confident that in the coming weeks and months, the senate will demonstrate the same commitment to addressing what is a tremendous challenge and an extraordinary opportunity." 8. Wide of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaking at news conference 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Nancy Pelosi, Democratic House Speaker: "Everyone is very excited about the history that was made here in the House of Representatives this evening. We passed transformational legislation which will take us into the future. No matter how long our colleagues wanted to talk against it, they could not hold the future back." 10. Cutaway of people at news conference STORYLINE: In a triumph for US President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed sweeping legislation on Friday that calls for the nation's first limits on pollution linked to global warming and aims to usher in a new era of cleaner, yet more costly energy. The vote was 219-212, capping months of negotiations and days of intense bargaining among Democrats. Republicans were overwhelmingly against the measure, arguing it would destroy jobs in the midst of a recession while burdening consumers with a new tax in the form of higher energy costs. Congressman John Boehner, the House Republican leader, used a one-hour speech shortly before the final vote to warn of what he said were unintended consequences that would cost jobs, depress real estate prices and put the government into parts of the economy where it had no role. "What we have on the floor today is typical big government. And the fight that we have between the two sides of the aisle really boils down to one word. It boils down to freedom.The freedom to allow the American people to live their lives without all of these extra taxes and all of this bureaucracy," he said. At the White House, Obama said the bill would create jobs, and added that with its vote, the House had put America on a path toward leading the way toward creating a 21st century global economy. "It's a bold and necessary step that holds the promise of creating new industries and (m) millions of new jobs, decreasing our dangerous dependence on foreign oil, and strictly limiting the release of pollutants that threaten the health of families and communities and the planet itself," Obama said. The House's action fulfilled Speaker Nancy Pelosi's vow to clear major energy legislation before July 4. It also sent the measure to a highly uncertain fate in the Senate, where Majority Leader Harry Reid said he was hopeful that the Senate will be able to debate and pass bipartisan and comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation this fall. The legislation would require the US to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent from 2005 levels by 2020 and by about 80 percent by mid-century. That was slightly more aggressive than Obama originally wanted, 14 percent by 2020 and the same 80 percent by mid-century. US carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are rising at about 1 percent a year and are predicted to continue increasing without mandatory limits. Under the bill, the government would limit heat-trapping pollution from factories, refineries and power plants and issue allowances for polluters. Most of the allowances would be given away, but about 15 percent would be auctioned by bid and the proceeds used to defray higher energy costs for lower-income individuals and families. 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APTN APEX 06-27-09 0238EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0630: ++Italy G8 Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:++Italy G8- NEW Security, preparations ahead of talks on stabilisation of Afghanistan LENGTH: 01:05 FIRST RUN: 0630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611027 DATELINE: Trieste - 27 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:05 SHOTLIST 1. Wide port of Trieste 2. Wide of buildings 3. Various of police at road block 4. Wide exterior of Palazzo della Regione, venue of conference 5. Wide of building entrance 6. Coast guard boat on the water 7. Mid of scuba diver dropping off side of rubber dinghy 8. Wide of boat patrolling port 9. Wide of buildings near the water front STORYLINE Police and the coast guards patrolled the Italian port of Trieste on Saturday morning as foreign ministers of the Group of Eight industrialised nations prepared for a second day of talks on the stabilisation of Afghanistan. A police scuba diver took a look below waters and coast guard and police boats patrolled nearby. Talks that began on Friday were to continue to discuss a host of complex issues facing Afghanistan: narco-trafficking and the use of drug money to allegedly support terror, immigration and food security. Foreign Ministers from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and members of the Arab league were taking part in the discussions. The G8 foreign ministers have lamented corruption and the lack of basic services such as health and water in Afghanistan, saying that better cooperation among countries in the region was needed to promote stability. They endorsed on Friday Pakistan's battle against Taliban insurgents and promised to work more with the country's government "in the face of terrorism, extremism and militancy." Improving security in the troubled region is a focus of the three-day meeting in this northeastern Italian city. Italy, the host of the meeting, sought to broaden participation in the talks, arguing that Afghanistan is a problem that needs to be addressed regionally. As a result, the foreign ministers of Pakistan and Afghanistan participated in Friday's session, and a joint statement was issued. In the statement, the ministers said that, despite some efforts by the Afghan government, "insecurity, widespread corruption and capacity shortfalls continue to complicate the delivery of basic services at the local level, including health, education and water." President Hamid Karzai has been criticised both at home and abroad for corruption in his administration but he is the favourite in the August 20 vote in Afghanistan. Friday's statement also looked at drug trafficking and the opium trade, which help fund extremists, saying that it was urgent to find alternative sources of income. Italy had also invited Iran to attend the talks, arguing that it could play an important role in talks on Afghan stabilisation. But Rome retracted the invitation after Iran failed to respond, and amid concerns over Iran's violent crackdown on protesters after disputed election results. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 06-27-09 0256EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0630: ++Taiwan Jackson Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:++Taiwan Jackson- NEW Michael Jackson impersonator remembers meeting his hero LENGTH: 02:17 FIRST RUN: 0630 RESTRICTIONS: Part No Taiwan TYPE: Mandarin/Nats SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/CTV STORY NUMBER: 611026 DATELINE: Taipei County - 27 June 2009/FILE LENGTH: 02:17 SHOTLIST: AP Television - AP Clients Only Taipei County - 27 June, 2009 1. Wide of Michael Jackson impersonator Wang Chi-Wei dancing to Michael Jackson song "Billie Jean" 2. Close-up Wang's dance steps 3. Close-up Wang's face 4. Close-up Wang's dance steps 5. Wide of Wang dancing 6. Pan shot Wang performing Jackson's famous "Moon walk" dance 7. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin) Wang Chi-Wei, Michael Jackson impersonator: "I remember I melted when Michael Jackson put his hand on my shoulder in an exclusive photo call in 1993." 8. Wide shot newspaper clipping and pictures from 1993 9. Close-up picture of Wang and Michael Jackson 10. Tilt down concert tickets of Michael Jackson's Asia tours in 1993 and 1996 CTV - No Access Taiwan FILE: Taipei - 1993 11. Various of Wang dancing to Michael Jackson song "Billie Jean" in Michael Jackson impersonator contest in 1993 with STILL of Michael Jackson AP Television - AP Clients Only Taipei County - 27 June 2009 12. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin) Wang Chi-Wei, Michael Jackson impersonator: "We were all hoping it was just a joke. Until I saw Michael Jackson's body lying still on the stretcher then I realised that he was dead, I cried with my student last night. Our love for him is real. When some people criticised him we really wanted to support him but I think we don't have the chance any more." 13. Wide of Wang's daughter watching Wang dancing with his student Lee Yen-Ting 14. Close-up Wang's daughter 15. Mid of Wang dancing with his student Lee 16. Wide of Wang and Lee dancing STORYLINE: In Taipei on Saturday, Taiwan's top Michael Jackson impersonator donned a wig, trademark black loafers and fedora hat and danced the moon walk in tribute to the King of Pop who died on Thursday. Thirty-year-old Wang Chi-Wei won a photo opportunity with his pop icon after coming first in an imitation competition in 1993 by dancing to the Jackson hit 'Billie Jean'. Wang still clearly remembered the big moment and said he "melted when Michael Jackson put his hand on my shoulder". Wang was tearful as he talked of the death of his pop hero. "Our love for him is real," he said. "When some people criticised him we really wanted to support him, but I think we don't have the chance any more," he added. Taiwan is one of the few Asian destinations where Jackson held concerts; the Dangerous World Tour in 1993 and the History World Tour in 1996. Wang attended both concerts and still has the tickets. He has imparted his moon walk skills to 29-year-old professional dancer Lee Yen-Ting. They believe that people find it exciting to watch them performing Jackson's unique dance which few can master. Both Wang and Lee say they will continue dancing to keep the legacy of Michael Jackson alive. Jackson collapsed at his rented home in Los Angeles on Thursday and died aged 50 from a suspected heart attack. 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APTN 0330 PRIME NEWS - EUROPE
AP-APTN-0330: US Jackson 911 Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:US Jackson 911- REPLAY Recording of Jackson emergency call released LENGTH: 01:55 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: LA FIRE DEPARTMENT/AP PHOTOS STORY NUMBER: 610986 DATELINE: LA - 25 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:55 SHOTLIST: AP PHOTOS - No Access Canada/For Broadcast use only - Strictly No Access Online or Mobile Date and Location unknown 1. STILL of US popstar Michael Jackson ++STILL OVERLAID BY AUDIO AS BELOW++ LOS ANGELES CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT - AP Clients Only Los Angeles - 25 June 2009 ++AUDIO ONLY++ 2. UPSOUND: Emergency call requesting help for Jackson Operator: "Fire paramedic 33, what is the emergency?" Caller: "Yes sir, I need to, I need an ambulance as soon as possible sir." Operator: "Okay sir, what's your address?" Caller: "Los Angeles, California 90077." Operator: "You said Carolwood?" Caller: "Carolwood Drive yes." Operator: "Okay sir, what's the phone number you're calling from? And sir and what's the problem, tell me exactly happened." Caller: "Sir, we have a gentleman here that needs help and he's not breathing yet. He's not breathing and we're trying to pump him but he's not breathing sir." Operator: "Okay, okay how old is he?" Caller: "He's uh, 50 years old sir." Operator: "Fifty? Okay. He's unconscious. He's not breathing?" Caller: "Yes he's not breathing sir." Operator: "Okay and he's not conscious either. He's not breathing. Caller: "No, he's not conscious sir." Operator: "Okay. Alright. Is he on the floor? Where's he at right now?" Caller: "He's on the bed sir, he's on the bed." Operator: "Okay let's get him on the floor." Caller: "Okay." Operator: "Okay let's get him down to the floor. I'm going to help you with CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) right now, okay?" Caller: "We need him to get...we need...." Operator: "Yes, we're already on our way there. We're on our way. I'm going to do as much as I can to help you over the phone. We're already on our way. Did anybody see him?" Caller: "Yes, we have a personal doctor here with him sir." Operator: "Oh, you have a doctor there?" Caller: "Yes but he's not responding to anything to no, no, he's not responding to CPR or anything." Operator: "Oh okay, well we're on our way there if your guy's doing CPR and you're instructed by a doctor he has a higher authority than me and he's there on the scene. " Caller: "Okay." Operator: "Did anybody witness what happened?" Caller: "No, just the doctor sir. The doctor's been the only one here. " Operator: "Okay so, the doctor see what happened?" Caller: "Uh, doctor did you see what happened sir?...Sir if you just.... if you can please...." Operator: "We're on our way, we're on our way. I'm just, I'm just passing these questions on to my, my paramedics while they're on the way there sir." Caller: "Thank you sir. He's pumping, he's pumping his chest but he's not responding to anything sir please..." Operator: "Okay, okay, we're on our way. We're less than a mile away, we'll be there shortly." Caller: "Thank you sir, thank you." Operator: "Okay sir. Call us back if you any help. Thank you." Caller: "Yes sir." STORYLINE: The Los Angeles Fire Department on Friday released the emergency call from Michael Jackson's home in which the caller said the singer wasn't breathing or responding to efforts to revive him. The 911 call was reportedly made late on Thursday. The unidentified caller reported that a fifty-year-old male was on a bed, he wasn't breathing and wasn't responding to resuscitation efforts and was with his personal doctor at the time. Jackson was pronounced dead later on Thursday at University of California Los Angeles Medical Center. Medical examiners began an autopsy for Jackson on Friday morning, which was expected to last several hours. Additional laboratory tests, including toxicology tests, are likely and those results wouldn't be known for several weeks. Police investigating Jackson's death have seized a car that they said may contain drugs or other evidence. A police spokeswomen said the car belongs to one of Jackson's doctors whom police wanted to interview. She said she did not know the doctor's identity and stressed the doctor was not under criminal investigation. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 06-26-09 2333EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0330: US Germany 2 Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:US Germany 2- REPLAY Obama and Merkel united in stance on Iran LENGTH: 03:29 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/German/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 610978 DATELINE: Washington DC - 26 June 2009 LENGTH: 03:29 SHOTLIST (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) 1. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama walking in to news conference 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Barack Obama, US President: "The chancellor and I discussed the tragic situation in Iran. Today, we speak with one voice; the rights of the Iranian people to assemble, to speak freely, to have their voices heard, those are universal aspirations. Their bravery in the face of brutality is a testament to their enduring pursuit of justice. The violence perpetrated against them is outrageous and despite the government's efforts to keep the world from bearing witness to that violence. We see it and we condemn it." 3. Wide shot Merkel and Obama 4. SOUNDBITE (German), Angela Merkel, German Chancellor: "I would like to underline that the Iranian people need to be given the right to peaceful demonstrations, that the Iranian people have the right to have the votes counted and the election results substantiated. But the rights of human beings, of individuals, of citizens are indivisible the world over and also apply therefore to the Iranian people. We have to work to it that the Iranian nuclear programme is stopped, that Iran does not get possession of any nuclear weapon." (FIRST RUN 1830 NORTH AMERICA PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) 5. Reporter asking question 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Barack Obama, US President: "I don't take Mr. Ahmadinejad's statements seriously about apologies, particularly given the fact that the United States has gone out of its way not to interfere with the election process in Iran." 7. Wide side shot of Merkel and Obama 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Barack Obama, US President: "And I'm really not concerned about Mr. Ahmadinejad apologising to me. I would suggest that Mr. Ahmadinejad think carefully about the obligations he owes to his own people. And he might want to consider looking at the families of those who have been beaten or shot or detained." 9. Cutaway of news media 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Barack Obama, US President: "I haven't seen as much political progress in Iraq, negotiations between the Sunni, the Shia, and the Kurds, as I would like to see." 11. Wide of Merkel and Obama 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Barack Obama, US President: "We are going to be looking for the help of our friends and our allies as we execute that process, one that's going to be admittedly difficult politically. And so in the past I've spoken not only to Chancellor Merkel, but other European leaders. We're pleased that the EU provided a legal framework for how to evaluate the detainees that are in Guantanamo." 13. Merkel listening to Obama 14. SOUNDBITE (German), Angela Merkel, German Chancellor: "Let me tell you yet again very clearly. We are not going to shirk our particular responsibility, but it needs to be brought in line, as the President says, with the legal situation we have in Germany. We are showing a constructive spirit and we will come to a result. I'm confident of that." 15. Merkel and Obama walk away STORYLINE: Standing next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Barack Obama said on Friday the United States and Germany shared "one voice" in condemning the Iranian effort to crush dissent. He said Iran's leaders could not hide the "outrageous" behaviour of clamping down violently on their people. "We see it and we condemn it," Obama said. Obama spoke in a joint White House appearance with Merkel after they held talks. The two leaders have met three times since Obama took office, allies linked by such international troubles as the war in Afghanistan and a worldwide recession. Keeping pressure on Iran, Obama hailed the Iranian people. "Their bravery in the face of brutality is a testament to their enduring pursuit of justice," Obama said. "The violence perpetrated against them is outrageous. In spite of the government's efforts to keep the world from bearing witness to that violence, we see it and we condemn it." Obama also scoffed at the idea that he should apologise to Iran's leaders for criticising their violent crackdown on demonstrators. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday compared Obama to his predecessor President George W Bush. "I don't take Mr. Ahmadinejad's statements seriously about apologies, particularly given the fact that the United States has gone out of its way not to interfere with the election process in Iran," Obama said. Merkel backed Obama's stand, adding that the Iranian nuclear programme had to be stopped and that Iran did not "get possession of any nuclear weapon." Iran's violent post election chaos has captured the world's attention and elicited increasingly sharp condemnations from Obama. Iran's ruling clergy have widened the clampdown on the opposition since a bitterly disputed 12 June presidential election and scattered smaller protests have replaced the initial mass rallies. At least 17 people have been killed in a state-led crackdown on protesters. Ahmadinejad was proclaimed the landslide winner over opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi. On Iraq, Obama sought to offer perspective as sporadic but deadly bombings continued to unnerve the nation. US combat troops face a 30 June deadline to leave cities there, part of a broader and gradual withdrawal that is to end American involvement under Obama's watch. The president said bombings would continue, but overall Iraq's security had continued to dramatically improve." Obama said he hadn't "seen as much political progress in Iraq, negotiations between the Sunni, the Shia, and the Kurds, as I would like to see." Obama said Merkel had not committed to taking detainees from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, but the German Chancellor said her country would not shirk its responsibilities. She was confident, she said, there would be a satisfactory resolution of the issue. 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APTN APEX 06-26-09 2334EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0330: Sweden Iran Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:Sweden Iran- REPLAY Protest outside Iranian embassy turns ugly LENGTH: 00:47 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Sweden TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: TV4 STORY NUMBER: 610984 DATELINE: Stockholm - 26 June 2009 LENGTH: 00:47 STORYLINE: 1. Wide of damage to fence 2. Demonstrators 3. Police cars driving through demonstration 4. Protester with face covered holding poster of Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dressed as a Nazi soldier 5. Protester holding poster reading "Sayed Ali Pinochet, Iran wouldn't be Chile" 6. Close up of police car 7. Various of protesters 8. Pan from embassy grounds to protest STORYLINE: Angry demonstrators broke into the Iranian Embassy outside Stockholm on Friday, climbing in through shattered windows and injuring one embassy worker, police said. More than 150 people had gathered outside the embassy to protest against the Iranian regime, when some of them attacked the building with rocks and tore down a fence to enter the embassy grounds, a police spokesman said. Fifty police officers and an ambulance were dispatched to the scene. A police spokesman said police had evicted the demonstrators from the building and arrested one person. Organisers of the demonstration said a few of the protesters were injured in clashes with the embassy's security officers. The protesters, mostly Iranians, also demanded the embassy be closed. Police said the situation was under control later Friday, but demonstrators continued to block the entrance, preventing embassy personnel from leaving. The protest followed several peaceful demonstrations in Sweden after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was re-elected in a June 12 vote that the opposition claims was marred by massive fraud. 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APTN APEX 06-26-09 2335EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0330: ++Greece Summit Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:++Greece Summit- NEW FM looks ahead to OSCE, NATO-Russia meetings LENGTH: 02:56 FIRST RUN: 0330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Greek/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 610983 DATELINE: Corfu/Athens - 22/26 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:56 SHOTLIST Corfu - 26 June 2009 1. Wide of Corfu island and surrounding sea 2. Medium of coast guard patrol boat in sea 3. Close-up of coast guard patrol boat 4. Wide of hotel where NATO-Russia Council and OSCE informal ministerial meeting will take place 5. Hotel sign over entrance 6. Close-up of Greek and EU flags Athens - 22 June 2009 7. SOUNDBITE (Greek) Dora Bakoyannis, Greek foreign minister and current chair of the OSCE "The response we had to this invitation makes us optimistic. We hope, in other words, that the positive climate that there appears to be in the various delegations will lead us a step ahead and will make this OSCE process result in the ministerial OSCE in Athens with something specific to help shape the dialogue which we desire for security and peace in Europe." 8. Wide of Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis 9. SOUNDBITE (Greek) Dora Bakoyannis, Greek foreign minister and current chair of the OSCE "I want to hope that the atmosphere of Corfu will also be positive for the NATO-Russia council. The NATO-Russia council, as you know, had been suspended, it was not convening. It is convening again after the recent decisions we took at NATO. We believe this dialogue is necessary and every channel of communication is useful." Corfu - 26 June 2009 10. Police with security dogs outside meeting venue 11. Close-up of police 12. Mid of security Athens - 22 June 2009 13. SOUNDBITE (Greek) Dora Bakoyannis, Greek foreign minister and current chair of the OSCE "We didn't manage to convince everyone that we need to agree on the presence of the mission in Georgia. The latest developments after the Security Council do not allow for optimism. Nevertheless, the Greek proposal ison the table. If for whatever reason it is judged that we can continue the discussion with some hope, then of course we are prepared to do it." Corfu - 26 June 2009 14. Wide of sign reading (English) Corfu 2009, Informal Ministerial Meeting" 15. Close up of OSCE sign 16. Mid of hotel exterior STORYLINE Foreign ministers of NATO and Russia are to meet on Saturday for the first time since last year's war between Russia and Georgia, which caused the alliance to freeze ties with the Kremlin. Relations have been improving as US President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev prepare to hold a summit. The meeting on the Greek island of Corfu is expected to yield an agreement to fully and formally restart military cooperation in areas of shared interests such as Afghanistan, anti-piracy and counter-terrorism. NATO cut off the ties last August, when Russian forces invaded Georgia after Tbilisi's troops attacked its breakaway province of South Ossetia. Relations remained frozen for several months. They began to improve slowly after Obama took office but cooperation has occurred only on an ad-hoc basis through meetings of NATO ambassadors with Russia's envoy to the NATO-Russia Council, a panel set up in 2002 to improve cooperation between the former Cold War foes. The Corfu meeting, officials say, will formally mark the return to normal cooperation. Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis said this week she anticipated a positive atmosphere for the NATO-Russia talks and stressed the necessity in maintaining channels of communication open. The talks in Corfu come just two weeks ahead of Obama's visit to Moscow next month. US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was expected to meet her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Corfu, was forced to cancel plans to travel there after she fell and broke her elbow at the State Department. Deputy Secretary of States James Steinberg will replace her. The NATO-Russia meeting will precede Sunday's meeting of foreign ministers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, whose rotating chairmanship Greece currently holds. One of Bakoyannis' toughest challenges as OSCE head so far has been to find a compromise on extending the 16-year mandate of the OSCE mission in Georgia, which ends June 30. Hope to extend the mission has been all but lost and she said it would be difficult to reach any agreement before next week's deadline. Moscow first blocked the mandate's extension late last year because other OSCE members refused to recognise Georgia's breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent. The 56-nation OSCE operates by consensus and opposition by one nation can keep matters from moving forward. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 06-26-09 2336EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0330: US Jackson Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:US Jackson- REPLAY Coroner says cause of death could take six weeks LENGTH: 03:41 FIRST RUN: 0230 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: English/Natsound SOURCE: VARIOUS STORY NUMBER: 611018 DATELINE: California - 26 June 2009/ FILE LENGTH: 03:41 SHOTLIST: (FIRST RUN 0230 NEWS UPDATE - 26 JUNE 2009) AP Television Encino, California - June 26, 2009 1. People gathered outside Jackson family house 2. Various of flowers and tribute posters 3. Various of people gathered, some hugging 4. People laying flowers 5. Police at gate 6. Flowers 7. Woman laying flowers 8. Various of people hugging 9. Tribute posters on wall 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rose Yorba, Michael Jackson fan: "It takes a big part away from me, he's kind of like, I felt like he was my life like he was something that was so close to me and to have something like this happen to him it just tears me apart. I mean we stood up crying all night last night because he's just so big to us and to have him leave it's just like why, I don't think it was his time to go, it wasn't his time." 11. Woman in uniform laying flowers (FIRST RUN 1830 NORTH AMERICA PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) ABC - No Access NAmerica/Internet ++NIGHT SHOT++ Los Angeles, California - June 26, 2009 12. Pan of car believed to belong to Doctor Conrad Murray being taken away on truck from Jackson residence (FIRST RUN 2330 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) AP Television Los Angeles, California - June 26, 2009 13. SOUNDBITE: (English) Craig Harvey, Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman: "There was no indication of any external trauma or any indication of foul play on the body of Mr. Jackson." (FIRST RUN 0230 NEWS UPDATE - 26 JUNE 2009) AP Television Encino, California - June 26, 2009 14. Flowers outside Jackson family house (FIRST RUN 0230 NEWS UPDATE - 26 JUNE 2009) AP Television Los Angeles, California - June 26, 2009 15. SOUNDBITE: (English) Craig Harvey, Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman: "Well we know he was taking some prescription medications." Q: Can you say what type? "No." (FIRST RUN 0230 NEWS UPDATE - 26 JUNE 2009) AP Television West Hollywood, California - June 26, 2009 16. Set up shot of cardiologist Dr. Prediman K. Shah at desk 17. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr. Prediman K. Shah, Director of Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute: "They will test the blood and urine and perhaps some organs for toxic levels of substances that are used as narcotics or as pain killers or as sedatives to get a sense of weather the body was exposed to large amounts of any of these drugs that could have triggered first a respiratory arrest, breathing stops and then the heart kind of follows." (FIRST RUN 0230 NEWS UPDATE - 26 JUNE 2009) AP Television Los Angeles, California - June 26, 2009 18. Wide of news conference 19. SOUNDBITE: (English) Charlie Beck, Deputy Police Chief: "We will do a thorough interview with the doctor to discuss some of the unanswered questions that have been raised by the death of Michael Jackson and we expect that the doctor will be able to shed some light on some things that when viewed with conjunctions coroner's findings will lead us to some conclusions." (FIRST RUN 0030 NEWS UPDATE - 26 JUNE 2009) AP Photo/Houston Chronicle - No Access UK/Canada/ For Broadcast use only - Strictly No Access Online or Mobile/Must Courtesy Houston Chronicle Houston, Texas - June 7, 2006 19. STILL of cardiologist Doctor Conrad Murray STORYLINE: The final act of Michael Jackson's life came into clearer focus on Friday, a picture of a fallen superstar working out with TV's "Incredible Hulk" and under the care of his own private cardiologist as he tried to get his 50-year-old body in shape for a gruelling bid to reclaim his glory. While the exact circumstances of his death remained unclear, early clues suggested he may simply have pushed his heart too far. Police said they had towed the doctor's BMW from Jackson's home because it may include medication or other evidence, and a source familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that a heart attack appeared to have caused the cardiac arrest that led to the pop icon's sudden death. As grief for the King of Pop poured out from the icons of music to heartbroken fans, and the world came to grips with losing one of the most luminous celebrities of all time, an autopsy showed no sign of trauma or foul play to Jackson, who died Thursday at UCLA Medical Centre after paramedics not could not revive him. The AP source who said Jackson apparently suffered a heart attack was not authorised to speak publicly and requested anonymity. Jackson's brother Jermaine had said the pop singer apparently went into cardiac arrest, which often, but not always, happens because of a heart attack. Authorities said they spoke with the doctor briefly on Thursday and on Friday and expected to meet with him again soon. Police stressed that the doctor, identified by the Los Angeles Times as cardiologist Conrad Murray, was not a criminal suspect. "We will do a thorough interview with the doctor to discuss some of the unanswered questions that have been raised by the death of Michael Jackson," said Charlie Beck, Deputy Police Chief. "We expect that the doctor will be able to shed some light on some things that when viewed with conjunctions coroner's findings will lead us to some conclusions," he added. Craig Harvey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner, said there were no signs of foul play in the autopsy and further tests would be needed to determine cause of death. He said Jackson was taking some unspecified prescription medication but gave few other details. Meanwhile, a 911 call released by fire officials shed light on the desperate effort at the mansion to save Jackson's life before paramedics arrived Thursday afternoon. Jackson died later at UCLA Medical Centre. In the recording, an unidentified caller pleads with authorities to send help, offering no clues about why Jackson was stricken. He tells a dispatcher that Jackson's doctor is performing CPR. The president of the company promoting Jackson's shows said Murray was Jackson's personal physician for three years. Jackson insisted Murray accompany him to London, said Randy Phillips, president of AEG Live. On Friday, the autopsy was completed in a matter of hours, but an official cause of death could take up to six weeks while medical examiners await toxicology tests. No funeral plans had been made public. The worldwide wave of mourning for Jackson continued unabated for the man who revolutionised pop music and moonwalked his way into entertainment legend. Hundreds made a pilgrimage to the Jackson family home in Encino, California, leaving flowers and messages of love. They did the same at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and at the home in Los Angeles' Holmby Hills where Jackson was stricken. Some camped out overnight. 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APTN APEX 06-26-09 2339EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0330: ++US Climate Bill Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:++US Climate Bill- NEW House passes major energy climate bill in triumph for US president LENGTH: 02:05 FIRST RUN: 0330 RESTRICTIONS: Part No NAmerica/Net TYPE: English/Natsound SOURCE: POOL/ ABC STORY NUMBER: 611020 DATELINE: Washington DC - 26 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:05 SHOTLIST POOL - AP Clients Only 1. Wide of US House of Representatives 2. Wide of House floor 3. SOUNDBITE (English) John Boehner, Republican Minority Leader: "What we have on the floor today is typical big government. And the fight that we have between the two sides of the aisle really boils down to one word. It boils down to freedom. The freedom to allow the American people to live their lives without all of these extra taxes and all of this bureaucracy." 4. Wide of House with graphic overlaid showing vote tally 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Ed Pastor, Democratic congressman: "On this vote, yeas are 219, nays are 212. The bill is passed." ABC - No Access NAmerica/Internet 6. US President Barack Obama walking into room 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Barack Obama, US President: "Today, the House of Representatives took historic action with the passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act. It's a bold and necessary step that holds the promise of creating new industries and (m) millions of new jobs, decreasing our dangerous dependence on foreign oil, and strictly limiting the release of pollutants that threaten the health of families and communities and the planet itself. Now it's up to the senate to take the next step. I am confident that in the coming weeks and months, the senate will demonstrate the same commitment to addressing what is a tremendous challenge and an extraordinary opportunity." 8. Wide of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaking at news conference 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Nancy Pelosi, Democratic House Speaker: "Everyone is very excited about the history that was made here in the House of Representatives this evening. We passed transformational legislation which will take us into the future. No matter how long our colleagues wanted to talk against it, they could not hold the future back." 10. Cutaway of people at news conference STORYLINE: In a triumph for US President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed sweeping legislation on Friday that calls for the nation's first limits on pollution linked to global warming and aims to usher in a new era of cleaner, yet more costly energy. The vote was 219-212, capping months of negotiations and days of intense bargaining among Democrats. Republicans were overwhelmingly against the measure, arguing it would destroy jobs in the midst of a recession while burdening consumers with a new tax in the form of higher energy costs. Congressman John Boehner, the House Republican leader, used a one-hour speech shortly before the final vote to warn of what he said were unintended consequences that would cost jobs, depress real estate prices and put the government into parts of the economy where it had no role. "What we have on the floor today is typical big government. And the fight that we have between the two sides of the aisle really boils down to one word. It boils down to freedom.The freedom to allow the American people to live their lives without all of these extra taxes and all of this bureaucracy," he said. At the White House, Obama said the bill would create jobs, and added that with its vote, the House had put America on a path toward leading the way toward creating a 21st century global economy. "It's a bold and necessary step that holds the promise of creating new industries and (m) millions of new jobs, decreasing our dangerous dependence on foreign oil, and strictly limiting the release of pollutants that threaten the health of families and communities and the planet itself," Obama said. The House's action fulfilled Speaker Nancy Pelosi's vow to clear major energy legislation before July 4. It also sent the measure to a highly uncertain fate in the Senate, where Majority Leader Harry Reid said he was hopeful that the Senate will be able to debate and pass bipartisan and comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation this fall. The legislation would require the US to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent from 2005 levels by 2020 and by about 80 percent by mid-century. That was slightly more aggressive than Obama originally wanted, 14 percent by 2020 and the same 80 percent by mid-century. US carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are rising at about 1 percent a year and are predicted to continue increasing without mandatory limits. Under the bill, the government would limit heat-trapping pollution from factories, refineries and power plants and issue allowances for polluters. Most of the allowances would be given away, but about 15 percent would be auctioned by bid and the proceeds used to defray higher energy costs for lower-income individuals and families. 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APTN APEX 06-26-09 2351EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0330: ++Italy Pakistan Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:++Italy Pakistan- NEW Pakistani FM comments on India, Afghanistan and Iran LENGTH: 01:50 FIRST RUN: 0300 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611004 DATELINE: Trieste - 26 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:50 SHOTLIST 1. Wide of conference room 2. Cutaway of audience and media 3. Pakistani flag on conference table 4. Pakistan Foreign Minister Makhdoom Mahmood Qureshi 5. Wide of conference 6. Qureshi being interviewed 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Makhdoom Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistani Foreign Minister: "I think on the whole it was a friendly meeting, it was a good exchange, a frank exchange, and I think both sides realise that they have a common interest, a common enemy and have to move on in a cooperative manner." 8. Qureshi being interviewed 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Makhdoom Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistani Foreign Minister: "We need to focus more on controlling the flow of drugs and how narco-money was financing terrorism. This has not been paid enough attention in the past and now NATO, ISAF and the region, electively will have to take on this challenge in a more meaningful manner." 10. Qureshi being interviewed 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Makhdoom Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistani Foreign Minister: "Pakistan feels that it is an internal matter and it should be resolved internally through peaceful means, non violent means by the leadership of Iran." 12. Wide of conference STORYLINE: Foreign ministers from the Group of Eight countries meeting in Italy on Friday endorsed Pakistan's battle against Taliban insurgents and promised to work more with the country's government "in the face of terrorism, extremism and militancy." They called for better regional cooperation in fighting "terrorism" and drug trafficking in the region. "We need to focus more on controlling the flow of drugs," said Makhdoom Mahmood Qureshi, the Pakistani Foreign Minister. "This has not been paid enough attention in the past and now NATO, ISAF and the region, electively will have to take on this challenge in a more meaningful manner." Improving security in Afghanistan and the surrounding region is a focus of the three-day meeting in the northeastern Italian city. Italy, the host of the meeting, sought to broaden participation in the talks, arguing that Afghanistan is a problem that needs to be addressed regionally. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been criticised both at home and abroad for corruption in his administration but he is the favourite in the August 20 vote in Afghanistan. The administration of President Barack Obama in its early days called Karzai's government inefficient and corrupt, but U.S. officials have toned down criticism of a leader who may win a second five-year term. Italy had also invited Iran to attend the talks, arguing that it could play an important role in talks on Afghan stabilisation. But Rome retracted the invitation after Iran failed to respond, and amid concerns over Iran's violent crackdown on protesters after disputed elections results. Qureshi said on Friday that the protests were "an internal matter and it should be resolved internally through peaceful means." Qureshi also commented on Pakistan-India relations after a bi-lateral meeting on Friday morning with the head of the Indian delegation. "I think on the whole it was a friendly meeting and I think both sides realise that they have a common interest, a common enemy and have to move on in a cooperative manner," he said. On Saturday, the delegates will look at economic development, refugees and migration, and food security, with other international players joining the discussions. 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APTN APEX 06-27-09 0013EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0330: World Jackson Reax Saturday, 27 June 2009 STORY:World Jackson Reax- WRAP Tributes from UK, Germany, France, Mexico and Brazil LENGTH: 04:43 FIRST RUN: 0330 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: Various SOURCE: VARIOUS STORY NUMBER: 611019 DATELINE: Various - 26 June 2009 LENGTH: 04:43 SHOTLIST: (FIRST RUN 1930 ASIA PACIFIC PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) AP Television - AP Clients Only Paris, France 1. Wide of Michael Jackson fans gathered outside Notre Dame Cathedral 2. Fans crying and embracing 3. SOUNDBITE (French) Joann Lechaix, Michael Jackson fan: "He's a genius. He's the one who revolutionised music, there won't be another one, it's impossible, there won't be another one." 4. Close up of girls holding hands 5. Various shots of fans singing "I'll be there" (FIRST RUN 2030 LATAM PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) AP Television - AP Clients Only Berlin, Germany 6. Wide of Alexanderplatz square in Berlin, Michael Jackson fans gathered 7. Fans holding candles and flowers 8. Close of Jackson photo on T-Shirt, tilt up to fan's face 9. Wide of fans with candles 10. Close of candles on the ground 11. Tilt up from candles to fans (FIRST RUN 2330 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) AP Television - AP Clients Only London, United Kingdom 12. Tilt down from Nelson's Column to Michael Jackson fans gathered in Trafalgar Square 13. Close of stereo playing music 14. Wide of fans singing "Billie Jean," zoom in on fans singing 15. Close of candle, zoom out to fans cheering 16. Pan from tribute sign to fans singing "Bad" at base of column 17. Man crowd surfing (FIRST RUN 2030 LATAM PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) EPIC RECORDS - No Access Brazil (++MUST COURTESY GLOBO++) FILE: Salvador- February 1996 ++COMMENTARY++ 18. Various clips from Michael Jackson video "They Don't Really Care About Us" and behind the scenes filming GLOBO - No Access Brazil Salvador - 26 June 2009 19. SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Jason de Jesus Queiroz, drummer from band Olodum: "I still can't believe it. I had the opportunity to dance with him in the historical city centre and I cannot believe he is gone." AP Television - AP Clients Only Rio de Janeiro - 26 June 2009 20. Pan from homes within the favela community to ledge declared "Michael Jackson's ledge" 21. Michael Jackson imitator Antonia Carlos Gomez dancing near ledge declared as "Michael Jackson's ledge" 22. Wide of homes in the Santa Marta favela community 23. Sign reading: (in Portuguese) "Be with God Michael" on rooftop 24. SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) Thiago Firmino, Santa Marta resident: "We are very sad because he came to our community. He chose to come here, as opposed to choosing some of Rio de Janeiro's other wonderful sights like Copacabana and the like. He chose to come into our community and to spend that time side-by-side with the residents of the community without any hesitation." Santa Maria Eco Group - AP Clients Only (++MUST COURTESY SANTA MARTA ECO GROUP++) FILE: Rio de Janeiro - February 1996 25. STILLS: Various of Jackson and director Spike Lee filming in Santa Marta AP Television - AP Clients Only Rio de Janeiro - 26 June 2009 26. Pan from desk in classroom to Michael Jackson signature on wall 27. Close-up of signature (FIRST RUN 2330 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 26 JUNE 2009) AP Television - AP Clients Only Mexico City, Mexico - 26 June, 2009 28. Various of record store in Mexico City 29. Close-up of Michael Jackson CD 30. Various of store employee arranging Michael Jackson CDs 31. Various of Michael Jackson video on television screen 32. Man imitating Michael Jackson in Mexico City street 33. Close-up of sign in honour of Michael Jackson 34. Poster displaying photos of Michael Jackson 35. Michael Jackson fan Oliver Munoz, dancing 36. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Oliver Munoz, Michael Jackson fan: "I was shocked. I didn't shed tears at the time, because one is in shock, you don't accept it right away, but afterwards you start feeling a lot of sadness and finally you give in to the tears." 37. Various of shrine to Michael Jackson STORYLINE Fans across the world on Friday reacted with shock and sadness to the death of Michael Jackson, one of the world's most iconic pop idols. The 50-year-old musical superstar suffered cardiac arrest and died on Thursday, just as he was preparing for what would have been a series of 50 concerts starting July 13 at London's O2 arena. Word of Jackson's death jolted thousands, from Chinese students, to UK fans hoping to see their idol on stage this summer, to a generation of people around the world who have tried, in vain, to moonwalk. The dramatic death of the singer seemed to obscure his recent controversies and kindle warmer memories of Jackson the child star and Jackson the show-stopping, moon-walking headliner. In the French capital Paris, hundreds of Jackson fans gathered in front of Notre Dame Cathedral. They held up his pictures, sang his songs, danced, cried and shouted in grief. Similar scenes took place in both London and Berlin. People all over Brazil on Friday also mourned Jackson's death, recalling his many visits to South America's largest country. In Salvador's historical city centre, people from the band Olodum reminisced about playing drums alongside the the King of Pop during the filming of the 1996 video "They Don't Really Care About Us." More than one-hundred drummers participated in the video, including Jason de Jesus Queiroz, who was twelve at the time. Queiroz told TV Globo he still could not believe the 50-year-old singer was "gone." The video, which was directed by Spike Lee, also used the Rio de Janeiro shantytown Santa Marta as part of the backdrop of the song, which focuses on class inequality and racism. At the time, Santa Marta was controlled by drug gangs, which caused controversy around the filming since local media reported it was authorised by the community's infamous trafficker Marcinho VP. Today, residents in the revitalised community, which was declared drug-free by Rio de Janeiro's state government in 2008, only remember Michael Jackson's kindness and sensibility. "He chose to come here, as opposed to choosing some of Rio de Janeiro's other wonderful sights like Copacabana and the like. He chose to come into our community," DJ and Santa Marta native Thiago Firmino said. The ledge with a view of Rio de Janeiro's mountains and city landscape, where Jackson did most of the filming, is known as "Michael's ledge" within the community. Jackson impersonators gathered on the commemorative space to celebrate the artist's life. Santa Marta residents placed a memorial sash reading "Be with God, Michael." Jackson visited South America's largest country three times. His first visit to Brazil was in 1974, when he was still performing with the Jackson 5. Jackson's records were selling at a faster rate than usual in Mexico City, as fans, expecting a sell out, rushed to buy his albums. In the city centre, people gathered to honour their idol by imitating his trademark dance moves and setting up a shrine to the pop star. Oliver Munoz said he felt " shocked" upon hearing the news and it took a while for him to accept Jackson's death. He added that "afterwards you start feeling a lot of sadness and finally you give in to the tears." Meanwhile the Los Angeles County coroner's office completed its autopsy on Jackson but said that determining the cause of death would require further tests that will take six to eight weeks. A coroner's spokesman said Jackson's body showed no sign of trauma and foul play was not suspected. The pop star died after on Thursday after being stricken at his rented home in the upmarket Los Angeles neighbourhood of Holmby Hills. Paramedics tried to resuscitate him for three-quarter of an hour there before rushing him to the University of California Los Angeles Medical Centre. His brother Jermaine said Jackson apparently suffered cardiac arrest, an abnormal heart rhythm that stops the heart from pumping blood to the body. It can occur after a heart attack or be caused by other heart problems. 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RIOT AT UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA (10/13/1996)
A homecoming celebration last night in Cedar Falls Iowa turned ugly.
SENATE JUDICIARY CMT HEARING - AMY CONEY BARRETT CONFIRMATION 1520 DIAS CHAIRMAN
FS1_SCOTUS CHAIRMAN ISO_CHUB 1_1520 CSPAN POOL SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE CONFIRMATION HEARING ON THE NOMINATION OF JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT TO THE SUPREME COURT DIAS ISO FULL COMMITTEE Nomination of the Honorable Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Day 2 WITNESS JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT QUESTIONING CONTINUES WITH SENATOR JOSH HAWLEY JUDGE BARRETT SPEAKING >> What I like to say about that is high sign that almost 15 years ago and my personal capacity still is a private citizen and now I am a public 15:20:28 official, so while I was free to express my private views at that time, I don't feel like it is appropriate for me anymore because of the Canons of conduct to express an affirmative view at this point in time, but what that statement plainly says it is when signed that statement, that is what I viewed at that point as a private citizen. >> And I'm not aware of any law or provision to the constitution that says that if you are a member of the catholic church and adhere to the teachings of the catholic church or you have religious convictions in line with those of your church teaching that you are therefore barred from office. Are you aware of any constitutional provision to that effect? >> I would think that would make it unconstitutional. >> Let me ask you about that since you bring it up. Article six says no religious test shall ever be required in the qualification to any office or public trust under the United States. Can you just give us your sense as a constitutional expert, scholar, and judge now of the [3:21:29 PM] significance of article six for our constitutional scheme? >> It prohibits this body, prohibits the government generally from disqualifying people from office because of their religious belief. >> And it guarantees, doesn't not, the freedom of religion? It is amendment one, the first amendment will go on to talk explicitly and I want to ask about religious liberty but article six is significant in that it sets out one cannot be -- no American citizen can be kept out of office based on his or her belief. You don't have to go and get someone's approval and certainly not someone in government over what you believe clement doesn't meet this test or not, you don't have to get any signoff sent any kind of sign offs are explicitly ruled out by the constitution. It is at fair characterization? >> And makes claim that the nomination or belief cannot be a reason to disqualify someone. >> That's why I continue to say 15:22:29 it is vital that we underline in the constitution with this clause and insist that it be applied in the context of your confirmation and every nominee for every high office comes before this committee there are no religious test for office and the attempt to smuggle them in even in the midst of this committee must be resisted on the basis of the constitution itself. Let me ask you about the first amendment, the free exercise of relion and is of course how the first amendment begins, congress should make no law respecting an establishment of the legion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Tell me what you think this says about the place of religious observance in American life and its significance. Why is it protected like this in the first amendment. What do you draw from that? >> I think its presence in the bill of rights like all of our rights shows that it was one that the people for generations 15:23:30 beginning in 1791 considered essential to being a free people. >> And there's no indication from the constitution that religious believers are second-class citizens, is there? >> The free exercise certainly suggest to the contrary. >> The free exercise clause and first amendment suggest that the exercise of religion, worship, religious belief gets special protection. Is singled out here for protection along with immediately after speech, press, the right to peacefully assemble, religion is given a special place which the United States supreme court has recognized. Let me ask you about attempts to disfavor religious believers on the basis of faith. Is it your understanding, can a government at any level, federal, state, municipality, can they treat religious believers differently, can they single them out for disfavor versus a nonreligious group, is not permissible in our 15:24:30 constitution? >> That's a complicated question because there's a lot of doctrine surrounding that and that question would come up in a case with facts and it would require the whole judicia decision making process so it's not a hypothetical that I can answer. >> Let me ask you about the court's decision, a unanimous decision which touches some of these questions in which answer questions about a church's ability in any house of worship to hire and fire their ministers with those who perform religious functions and religious services and in that unanimous decision, the court says that houses of worship are different, that they are unique and they are given special protection under the first amendment and therefore they must be afforded special status. They have to have the ability for instance to hire and fire ministers, those who perform religious functions, the state and government cannot interfere with that. Do you agree with the teaching of that case? 15:25:31 Do you think that case remains good law and is a significant decision? >> Ihink the way to answer that question is I can't grade precedent, but I can talk about precedent from my court, so I was on a panel that decided a case which applied it to a board situation of a jewish school which had a fire to teacher, and the teacher sued, and the question was whether that school was entitled to treat her as a minister under the ministerial exemption recognized. And my court, the panel that I was on, says that she was a minister, and we took the factors and said nothing was a bright line test, you look at the cluster as it was designed to give religious institutions the freedom to hire and fire 15:26:32 their ministers and in this case, one of the jewish faith as consistent with their practice of their faith. And that view was embraced by the supreme court last term. >> I think it's vital in this time in this season where we are seeing many challenges to religious Independence on the many challenges to the ability of churches to conduct worship on equal terms as secular organizations at the supreme court's unanimous decisions in this area, the Trinity lutheran church switch was not unanimous but W recent very important case as well, I would say for myself I think the lines of the supreme court has drawn regarding the first amendment and the status of houses of worship, regarding the rights of religious believers that now more than ever, it is vital that those be respected and that the constitution be fully enforced and that the line of cases that 15:27:34 is now multi-years old and the supreme court is set out to be followed. I certainly hope that you will respect and apply that precedent going forward and I don't have any reason to think that you won't. Let me shift gears and ask about another attack that has been made on you today. The case we've heard about senator Durbin, the Cantor case first of all is a case about the second amendment, the right to keep and bear arms. And it's about whether or not someone who had been charged and convicted or pled guilty to a felony could keep and bear arms under certain circumstances. Is that a fair summary? Now, I have heard repeatedly from our democratic colleagues that you write in your dissent that the right to keep and bear arms is an indidual right but the right to vote is not an 15:28:35 individual right, but maybe I'm reading a different opinion and that's not what you say in the opinion that I see, for page 50 of your opinion or of the joint opinion, you refer to civic rights, voting rights and civic rights and say they are individual rights. A moment later, you say for example, the right to vote is held by individuals so that set the record straight here. In this case, you say the right to vote is an individual right, that correct? >> That is correct. >> And the distinctionetween a civic right and the second amendment has to do with the purposes of that right. First of all, that's not a distinction you invented, is that correct? Remake that is correct. >> You are replying to a chain of cases. >> Also the arguments the litigants made. >> It talks about whether the right to vote, the civic purposes are and gives us a 15:29:36 stake in our democracy. Is that fair to say? You never at any point and say of the right to vote is secondary or less then, less fundamental than any other right. Is that fair to say? In fact, your whole point in this case which was a fundamental rights case and is not a voting rights case has nothing to do with voting rights, your whole point is that you think that your colleagues on the seventh circuit actually constricted fundamental rights to narrowly met as the supreme court of the United States, that the right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental right and you think in this case your colleagues were constraining that fundamental right to narrowly shedding some people out of it. Is that fair to say? >> We did disagree about the scope of it. >> Just to make the record perfectly clear, the supreme court has said over and over that the right to vote is a fundamental right and I think you have a firm that and recognize today, you've said 15:30:37 that his supreme court precedent. Am I correct about that >> Greg: They've set up repeatedly they adhere to the one person, one vote standard as baseline, the touch tone, the keystone to that entire doctrine. You might have that correct? >> That is correct. >> Nothing in your opinion challenges that, nothing? >> Not one iota. >> I am glad we are clear on that. Senator Durbin said in part of his line of questioning on this, suggested that perhaps that here opinion in this case somehow which is nothing to do with voting rights makes you friendly to what he characterizes attempts to deny people the right to vote on racial grounds. He went on to say that we all come to, every judge, all of us who come to the law, every judge who comes to the bench comes to the bench and cases with their own individual experience and viewpoints let's talk about that for just a second if we could when it comes to the fraught but vital issue of race and your own [3:31:38 PM] experience with that. You when your husband are the parents of a multiracial family. >> Yes. >> Can you give us some sense in your personal experience with that has been like for you, what that means to you, what experience you bring to the bench because of your experience as a parent in unique context? >> I think I could say how it has shaped me as a person. Has certainly whenever you have the life experience that makes you acutely aware in your interactions with other people, it gives you empathy for them in the same is true of our having a son with a disability. But I want to make very clear, senator Hawley, that while my life experiences I think I hope have given me wisdom and compassion, they don't dictate how I decide cases. [3:32:40 PM] Because as we discussed before and it has been discussed a couple of times, sometimes you have to decide C in ways that you don't like the results a while I hope my family has made up me a better person in my children definitely have given me a new perspective on life, still in applying the law and deciding cases don't let those experiences dictate the outcome. >> You will follow the law wherever the law leaves. >> Yes. >> Which is a good way to bring us back full circle where he started about your own Independence, you have cultivated over the course of your various distinguished career a reputation for original thinking, for Independence, for I would say courage and toughness, and you've never -- I see no evidence in your record that you've ever compromised, kowtow it, or bend your position to the whims of other people, especially people in power based on what they wanted you to do or expect you to do or told you to [3:33:40 PM] do. Is that fair to say? I miss something? >> I think that is fair to say. >> I admire the ways you answer these questions in your forthcoming on this and with that, Mr. Chairman, you will back my time. >> Thank you to senator Hawley. We will reconvene in 20 minutes, and we will go to about 6:30 and take a 30 minute break to have some dinner, and come back and finish up found one today. So a 20 minute break. [BREAK] -- >> Whether you would participate in the decision involving the upcoming election if you are [3:57:01 PM] confirmed, I continue to believe that you were to participate in a decision involving that election, it would do enduring explosive damage to the court. I think you know it would be wrong. Not because of anything you've done. In fact, I am not raising the issue of whether you've done any sort of dealer cmitment because of what Donald Trump has done and my Republican colleagues because they have indelibly put that issue your integrity through their statements, the president has said that he is putting you on the C court as the ninth justice so you can decide the election. He's been very clear and transparent. And the American people are not [3:58:02 PM] dumb, they are watching and listening, and if you were to sit on this case if it goes to this supreme court, the American people would lose faith and trust in the court itself. Would be a dagger at the hrt of the court and our democracy this election is decided by the court rather than the American voters, so I wanted to begin by making that point and then go to again, the real people who are really in this room with us and who will be affected by you as a justice. Yesterday, I introduced you to Connor, he's ten years old, I was with him for his birthday, a remarkable champion. He was diagnosed as you may rem duchenne muscular dystrophy at age four and his parents were told to take him home and give them a good life [3:59:03 PM] because he would soon lose his ability to walk, told his muscles would get so weak he would eventually lose his ability to smile, and he still smiling. What lies behind that smile is untold pain, physical pain, the English of going through the needles and the prodding and the treatments, but for his family, it's also the anguish of wondering whether they'll be able to pay for treatment that has kept him alive and whether he will be with them for all of life's milestones. They sent me a letter that they asked me to share with you saying you, judge Barrett, please protect Conor. And they wrote also for millions of other Americans, 135 million Americans, many of them children just like Conor but also Christine Miller from Bloomfield Connecticut was diagnosed with a thyroid condition, it was only discovered because of the ACA which gave her affordable coverage for the first time in a long time using Connecticut's exchange, and they wrote for people like Julia in Cheshire Connecticut, she suffered from headaches for years, and put off and typical uncommon for people, put it off. When Julia finally saw Dr. Still [4:01:01 PM] without insurance, learned she had a brain tumor and was eligible under Connecticut's medicaid expansion program, which was created by the affordable care act. In her words, it was a godsend. I read the stories in part because as you know, I'm sure, protection for people who suffer from pre-existing conditions is in fact on the line in this case that will come to the supreme court only a week after the election. I want to be crystal clear because you stated to senator Feinstein that -- and I'm going to quote. "So far as I know, the case next week does not present a challenge to pre-existing conditions coverage or to the [4:02:02 PM] extreme lifetime maximum relief from a cap." And technically, you're right. But if the trial court is upheld, and there is no severability, the entire act goes down that is what the trump administration is asking the court to do, that's what the plaintiffs want done. Correct? >> I gather that senator coons showing the brief of the litigating position with the department of justice? >> I want to move on to another health care case. And this one involves some of [4:03:03 PM] the letters that senator Hawley was mentioning, and I feel I need to raise them because senator Hawley asked about them and so did senator Leahy he, and I want to just clarify what they mean, and I want to make absolutely clear, I detest and oppose any religious test. I am not asking you any questions about your religious beliefs. I am going to be asking some questions about your legal positions so in case I am unclear in any of my questions, I want you to tell me. You signed onto this 2006 open letter sponsored by an organization then known as the St. Joseph's county right to life which was published in the [4:04:03 PM] South Bend tribune. Is that the letter that senator Hawley was mentioning? >> I believe this statement is senator Hawley read the language. I can't remember it verbatim but something like we support the right to life from fertilization to natural death, yes. >> The letter and add referred to roe V. Wade's legacy as "Barbaric," correct? >> I don't think that's part of the statement, that's part of the ad that appeared on the page next to it. >> They appeared side-by-side, correct? >> I believe it ran that way in the newspaper. I'm not sure I ever saw it in the newspaper, but yes, that's my understanding. >> That's how it appeared. >> Yes. >> The St. Joseph's county right to life sponsor the letter that you signed. >> I think the [4:05:03 PM] St. Joseph's county right to life organization was the one who presented the statement that I signed in th back of church. >> I want to give you an opportunity to clarify you didn't disclose that letter when you were nominated in 2017, did you? >> I do not and I'm glad that you brought that up because I just want to clarify for the record number one that I didn't have any recollection of that letter. Or statement. A high signed it almost 15 years ago, quickly on my way out of church, and the questionnaire asked me for 30 years worth of material, and I produced more than 1800 pages, so I didn't recall it. After it came to my attention, I went back and looked at the questionnaire and I don't think that particular statement was responsive to question 12 which is I think the closest it would come. I don't think it's responsive but in any event, it is part of [4:06:04 PM] a public record and I'm very happy. >> It is in public record now and is a questionnaire as letters. Have you disclosed it now? If you provided it officially? >> As I said, I supplemented my questionnaire with material that came to light that I think was responsive. That one, and I would be happy to answer questions if you want for the record with more specific detail, but I did not understand that to be responsive to question 12. >> We know about it only because the guardian made it public, I believe. Let me ask you about another letter 2013, you signed onto this letter regarding roe V. Wade sponsored by the university faculty for life at notre dame, you remember that organization, correct? >> I do. [4:07:06 PM] >> The letter describes roe V. Wade as infamous and it stated that the signatories "Renew our call for the unborn to be protected in law." Correct? >> Yes, I believe the full statement says, testing my eyesight here, our full support for our university's commitment to the right to life because notre dame is a catholic university and embraces the teachings of the catholic church on abortion so as a faculty member, I signed that statement. >> But you didn't disclose that letter. >> Again, I produced 1800 pages of material in all six prior nominees have had to supplement because they've overlooked things. Or 30 years worth of material is a lot to try to find and remember. >> You disclosed it about three days ago. >> That's when it was brought to my attention. I had no recollection of it and [4:08:06 PM] it surfaced in the press and so it came to my attention and then I supplemented and I did think it was responsive because it was a statement of an organization in which I was part and I belong to the university faculty for life at the time. >> If this process had been a little less rushed, you might've had more time to go back and recall some of these documents. >> All six prior nominees for the most recent six have had to supplement too, so I don't think it had anything to do with time. I think it has to do with the volume of material. >> When you and I spoke appearing before this committee in connection with your 2017 nomination, I didn't have the benefit of any of these documents although I asked you about right of privacy onthe validity of roe V. Wade. >> I said when I was nominated to the seventh circuit and saying it again now, I produced all the material that I could find and I conducted searches to try to find things that I forgot [4:09:06 PM] and I didn't find that. I understand that someone had to manually go to notre dame and look through the back archives. I didn't remember and I couldn't find it. I assure you, I was not trying to hide it. >> I apologize for interrupting you, pressed for time. Respectfully, I want to share another health care story with you. This is about Samantha, one night in January, 2017, Samantha went out with a few friends and coworkers and she woke up the next morning and a coworker's home confused, scared, covered in blood. She had been raped. And after she was raped, she said she was a zombie, couldn't change clothes, couldn't shower, couldn't drink or think. She wanted this event to be erased from her memory. Samantha's attacker also began stalking her, and she was struggling with depression and [4:10:10 PM] PTSD. In March, Samantha took a pregnancy test and another and another. They kept coming back with the same result, pregnant. After the horrible violence she faced, she simply couldn't process that she was N regnant. When Samantha shared her story with me, she said I knew if I couldn't end this pregnancy, it would end me. So she decided to get an abortion. In the now as you know, judge, the landmark roe V. Wade decision gave her that option. Gave women the right to decide for themselves whether and when to have a child. Roe didn't compel Samantha to get an abortion, it didn't tell her what she had to do, but it [4:11:11 PM] gave her that choice. The question that I would like to ask you concerns your legal position. Does the constitution protect Samantha's right to have an abortion? >> Roe vs. Wade clearly held that the constitution protected a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy, upheld that central holding and spelled out in greater detail the test at the court uses to consider the legality of abortion regulations. >> I'm asking you this question became the group that sponsored the first letter, St. Joseph's county right to life as it was then known states "Abortion is never the right [4:12:13 PM] answer, even in cases of sexual assault in the pregnant woman's life is in danger, and the purpose of the letters that you signed seems to be a statement of legal position, but you are saying that there is a constitutional right to an abortion. >> The statements that I signed from the St. Joseph's county right to life say anything about rape or or anything like that, it confirmed the status of my church. >> What you were saying is in the constitution, there is that right. >> When talking about roe vs. Wade? >> It was correctly decided. >> What I said was that roe held the constitution protects a woman's right to terminate a [4:13:14 PM] pregnancy and reaffirmed that holding in many cases after have affirmed that holding again, a woman's health for example, so I think we might be talking past each other because the statements that I've signed were statements of my personal beliefs. >> Not your personal belief, your honor, your legal position. Are you willing to say that roe was correctly decided? Because that's the essence of the question here. >> As I've said to others of your colleagues in response to questioning that it's inconsistent with the duties of a sitting judge and as has been the practice of every nominee to take positions on cases that the court has decided in the past. >> I think Samantha and a lot of rape survivors would be really deeply fearful about that answer [4:14:15 PM] because it provides no reassurance that you believe that roe was correctly decided. Let me talk about Tracy. I want to tell you about her because she again came to me, told me she was diagnosed with page four endometriosis, and it had caused an ongoing inability to have a healthy pregnancy but as she said, she was one of the "Lucky ones." She had access to care and was able to receive treatment to assist in getting and staying pregnant. And I have encountered and maybe you have, many members of the military veterans who have sought similar kinds of treatment because they suffered wounds of war. Tracy was scared when she saw the executive director of the St. Joseph's county right to [4:15:19 PM] life recently stated, and I quote, "We would be supportive of criminalizing the discarding of frozen embryos or selective reduction of the ivf process. So Tracy wanted me to ask you and she asked me to pose this question, is it your legal position that making ivf a crime would be constitutional? >> The statement that I signed as we discussed affirmed the belief of my church with respect to matters of life. >> I'm not asking about what you signed. I'm asking about your present legal position. He is making ivf a crime constitutional? Go ahead. >> You are quoting positions from St. Joseph's county right to life and I am not a member of that organization, so I'm not [4:16:20 PM] responsible for statements that they make. The statement that I signed decide what you when I have discussed and it said nothing further than that. As for what policy positions someone might take as I've said to your colleagues, it's not up to me to be in the business of expressing views, and I am happy to talk about views that I expressed when I was a private citizen I'm a I am a judge, so I cannot publicly express views. >> Just to be absolutely clear, not asking about the St. Joseph's county right to life for their positions, and I understand you may or may not disagree or agree with them, but your legal position, ivf treatment, and I'm not going to ask again, just this last time, criminalizing it. Would it be constitutional? I think there's a clear answer. [4:17:21 PM] >> I repeatedly said as has every other nominee who sat in the seat that we can't answer questions in the abstract. I would have to be decided in a court of the judicial process with the case some legislature would have to do that and the litigants would have to come to court, they would have to be briefs, arguments, consultation with colleagues and opinion riding and precedent, so an off-the-cuff reaction to that would circumvent the judicial process. >> I'm disappointed. I think Tracy would find that response somewhat chilling because she and thousands, maybe millions of women, potential parents would be horrified to think that ivf treatment could be made criminal. And I understand you are not answering the question, but I think she would be deeply [4:18:22 PM] fearful. Do you think it would be constitutional to make it a crime for doctors for health care providers to provide that care or abortion care? >> That's a hypothetical question, so as I've said, to give an off-the-cuff response about abstract issues and I should clarify to say it doesn't really matter if they are hard questions are easy questions, just any question that calls for an abstract legal opinion are not considered appropriate for me to give eitr as a sitting judge or as a nominee. Those questions can be answered only through the judicial process. >> Just to be absolutely clear, there were millions of women like Samantha and Tracy from the veterans I mentioned who are terrified to think that their doctors and health care providers would be potentially [4:19:22 PM] in jail, at risk of prosecution, doctors who are exercising currently protected rights that Samantha said her life and I believe our health care providers are heroes particularly during the pandemic, but I want to ask you one more question about these documents. In the 2013 letter that you signed, there is the following statement. "We renew our call for the unborn to be protected in law and welcomed in life." What does it mean for "The unborn to be protected in law" is that statement mean there is no valid constitutional protection for an abortion and therefore roe V. Wade should be overturned? >> I think that statement is an [4:20:25 PM] affirmation of life, it points out that we express our love and support for the mothers who bear them. Again, it was a statement validating the position of the catholic university at which I worked and support for life and to support women in crisis pregnancies, to support babies, so it is no more than the expression of a pro-life view. >> I expect we will be talking more about this issue tomorrow. I want to move now to another topic. You and senator Durbin and others talked about your dissent in ka versus bar, and I think your approach here you soups the legislature's appropriate role making policy judgments in the case of Kanter which by the way you put first on the list of decisions that you thought were most important [4:21:28 PM] that you have written, is that correct? >> I don't remember the order in which I listed them. >> It was first. >> I accept that, I just don't remember it. I remember listing it. >> Okay. That decision seems to usurp the legislature's role in deciding who should be permitted to have firearms in him should not because you decided the legislature was wrong to classify felons as not deserving of firearms you decided that when they were not dangerous, they should have that right. That's a policy or legislative judgment, and I think it has huge ramifications for real people flow across the country, and I want to tell you about one of them from sandy hook [4:22:29 PM] Connecticut, Natalie. Who is shown here with her brother Daniel. Daniel was killed at sandy hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14th 2012. Daniel was seven. I was there that day. Saw the parents after they learned that they had lost 20 beautiful children. Six great educators died in the firehouse on that day it was unspeakable grief. That grief remains with her. But Natalie like Newtown is resilient and strong in her grief and trauma of spurred hope [4:23:30 PM] and action and many in young people are leading the movement to deal with the epidemic and scourge of violence in this country. What happened in sandy hook was not an isolated incident, there have been 236 other mass shootings in the last decade, in the last ten years, gun violence has taken more than 354,000 lives in rural communities, urban communities all around the country. And I'm sure in Indiana and South Bend as well. Your opinion in Kanter and goes farther than juice Scalia and you characterized it as radical. Is in effect an outlier, and it is in fact radical. >> Did I say it was radical in [4:24:31 PM] the opinion? >> I think you said "It sounds kind of radical to say felons can have firearms." That's a direct quote. >> I didn't remember that particular language. I'm not -- I just don't recall it. But I'm not nitpicking about it. >> We can look it up. >> That's fine, senator. I don't think you're making it up. I will check it and look it up, but I know that's not the rest of your question. >> It sounds kind of radical, it is. In fact, no courts of appeals except maybe the seventh circuit has adopted this reasoning. >> The third circuit I believe has a role. >> The third, any others? I know there was one circuit that did. Wasn't sure which one. >> My position was consistent with the third circuit on a [4:25:32 PM] decision that had already been decided. >> We had quite a bit of it going back and forth, what this approach does potentially is meaning that Connecticut's gun safety provision that the people of Newtown, Kristin and Michael song on behalf of their son Ethan who perished because of a gun that was unsafely stored. They championed a measure called Ethan's law. Common sense measures that might have prevented the death of Shane Oliver, Janet rice's son, who died on October 20th, 2012. Shane was killed when he was 20 years old in Hartford. He died fighting for his life in Hartford hospital. And measures like the emergency [4:26:40 PM] risk protection order that Connecticut now has. 19 states have these laws. They've saved lives. And extreme risk protection order laws which helped minimize risk might well be struck down, under the reasoning of your dissent. >> Respectfully, senator, my dissent would not reach even those issues. My dissent was about the narrow question about whether a felon who had sold fraudulent foot inserts could automatically be disqualified from his second amendment right simply on that basis. It said that guns can be kept out of the hands of the dangerous, and it didn't say anything about other gun safety or background check. Those are all issues that are being litigated across the country and were not at issue in canter. >> But supplanting the legislator's judgment about [4:27:49 PM] when -- dangerous people should be protected from themselves, if they are potential suicides as a veteran in Iraq found when his friend was going to take his life, the emergency risk protection order would have been available, deciding what is dangerous, who is dangerous, when weapons should be taken away from them, if the courts are going to supplant supplant the judgments of legislatures, if judges are going -- that's the import of your reasoning in that dissent. It may not have dealt precisely with any of these particular laws, but the reasoning throws into doubt. It raises the risk of many of them and folks who live in Connecticut are terrified of that prospect, at least -- >> It's a tragedy, so I express [4:28:51 PM] the deepest sympathy for those that experienced that loss there and elsewhere. But canter, you know, I hope you can take some comfort from canter being a much narrower decision. It doesn't have any effect on those sorts of laws. Thank you, senator. >> Thank you, judge. >> Senator Tillis. >> Thank you, Mr. Chairman, thank you, judge Barrett. Mr. Chairman, before I get started I'd like unanimous consent to submit a letter from my primary care physician indicating that I've fully complied with CDC guidelines, being cleared, like 2,000 other nokians yesterday and I'm glad they're healing. >> No objection. >> And put forth three letters in support of judge bar let. >> Also like to cover what senator Blumenthal just did, I think we should go back, I believe you alluded to it, judge Barrett, but question 12 a of the committee questionnaire asked for books, articles, [4:29:51 PM] reports, letters to the editor, editorial pieces or other published material you have written or edited. Is it fair to say if you signed a petition you did not write or edit any of the petition you signed. >> I did not write or edit that. >> It also needs to be restated, I think you alluded to it, but over the last six justices confirmed by this commiee all of them have provided supplemental information, and in some cases after the actual hearing. So I appreciate your being forthcoming, that you've submitted 1,800 pages of documents. Mr. Chairman, just going back, I also wanted to mention that as a part of my journey through my time in quarantine I have enrolled in two studies so far, I'll be giving blood on Friday to enroll in another program at unc chapel hill and I'm scheduled to donate convalescent plasma because this is being aired I hope that anyone who's recovered from covid will do their part to try and heal this country from the health [4:30:51 PM] challenges that covid has presented us with. I intend to do my part. I also would like to say, I like to consider the senate an essential business. And I believe that the architect at the capitol and our attending physicians have taken great measures to make sure we can safely come to work and I encourage anybody who works in the senate to come to work. I want to also go back to something that senator Feinstein said earlier and you're not going to have to answer this question. Senator Feinstein mentioned earlier that we've had a surge in applications for guns or purchases of guns. I wonder if a part of that is where we find our society right now. We're seeing great cities burned and looted. And my highway patrol in north Carolina, 75% fewer applications to go in to the troopers academy, and record high requests for retirement. [4:31:52 PM] We see that in New York. We see it across this country. I think people are afraid because many people, including people on this committee, are unwilling to condemn the acts of violence in public safety out there and condemn violence against law enforcement, which is rampant. I lost a sheriff's deputy just about a month ago who was shot protecting a family. So yes, senator Feinstein, I suspect that gun purchases are up but I suspect the root cause behind a lot of them have to do with people's personal safety. To your family. I would encourage all your family members and your students who mercifully -- your children who are your students too, who are mercifully taking a break to treat social media like road kill, just don't look at it because if you do you're going to regret it. I am also going to ask unanimous consent to put forth some articles or tweets from prominent people that I think kind of give you an idea of the guerrilla tactics being used [4:32:52 PM] right now in the committee, this is sounding a whole lot like a lobbying session. It's almost as if you're being interviewed to become a U.S. Senator to you can decide policy on the affordable care act and a number of other things I'll get to. But behind the curtains we're seeing people say all kinds of things about you. One called you a white colonizer for actually adopting two Haitian children, we have another one calling you a hand maid in a clown car. It will be submitted for the record for the profanity used in there. Another one, that says that, yeah, you're a good mom but that doesn't qualify you as a judge. What qualifies you as a judge is being an extraordinary professor, an extraordinary student and an extraordinary jurist. And I think that these people need to recognize doing the bidding of this committee by attacking you outside of the committee is as bad as them being in this chamber. I also want to talk about the discussion on roe V. Wade and the affordable care act. [4:33:56 PM] Senator Feinstein, and I think the same two or three minutes, said that she wanted you to protect roe V. Wade but overturn heller. Those seem to be incongruent, but I'll just leave that out there. They're asking you to basically legislate, I don't want you to do that. When we talk about roe V. Wade the one thing that's conveniently missed about this discussion is something that I think most of the American people are at odds with the position that every member of the democratic conference supports. My granddaughter went to her two-month health checkup today. She weighed in at 10.1 pounds. And you can't see this picture, but I'melling you, from this granddaddy's eyes, she's gorgeous. But she was born three weeks premature and she only weighed a little over 6 pounds. She was discharged from the hospital within 36 hours. My colleagues on the other side of the aisle want to talk about the broad strokes of roe V. Wade. They don't want to talk about the radical policy that would allow the right to take that child away, that I just held in [4:34:58 PM] my arms two or three weeks ago and eight weeks ago when she was three weeks premature. Judge Barrett, I believe -- I have complete confidence in your integrity. I have complete confidence that you're going to go and you're going to be a great justice. But I do want to ask a little bit about maybe your experience when you were working for -- actually, I want to start when you were in school. Did you have -- when you came in, you were obviously a brilliant student, you did your homework. We've heard professors attest to your intelligence ask your performance in school. Did you ever go into a classroom where the professor was espousing one position and you were espousing another one and you ended up coming out with a different perspective? >> Sure. >> Did you ever change your professor's perspective? >> I'm not sure about that. >> Well, that's kind of an unfair balance. Now fast forward to when you were a clerk for justice Scalia. I just saw an interview last [4:35:58 PM] week when I was in quarantine of justice brieer talking about these mounds of documents that his clerks would provide him. He would quickly go through them. He said it's actually a fairly quick process to split out the ones with no disputes. You move through it quickly. I understand that justice Scalia, at least in some sessions, would have a mix of clerks, they would be across the ideological spectrum. Was that the case? >> Not all four of us, he had four clerks and we were not -- we were not all of the same mind, there was a mix. >> Were there ever cases when you went before justice Scalia and you thought he was leaning one way where he actually listened to the arguments from the clerk and modified his position -- >> No, I think he definitely listened. We would go in before an argument when he was preparing and he would pepper us with questions and go back and forth. He wanted to hear it from all sides and so, no, he [4:36:59 PM] definitely -- it was part of the give and take, though, to be clear he was the one with the commission and he was the one who made the decisions. >> Thank you. The last thing I'm going to say, because I want to yield back more time than most other members, is Mr. Chairman, you opened up this morning talking about the affordable care act. I don't think there's anybody in the U.S. Senate that doesn't want to make sure that every single picture we've seen here that those folks have affordable health care and that they can be cared for but what we have here in the affordable care act is something that is so flawed that the majority of the democratic candidates for president all raise their hand and said it needed to be replaced with something they call medicare for all which could be medicare for none. With know the broken promises if you like your doctor, keep it, or health care, keep it. But thousands of people were forced off their job health care because employers changed hours and instead of working one full-time job you've got to work two full-time jobs because the businesses can't afford it. We've got a fundamental problem [4:38:03 PM] here. We need to protect every one of them but we need to Muir that people who have the health plan can afford to use it. The catastrophic situations, thank god it's there for them. But what if they only use it in catastrophic situations, they can't afford the co-pays. We need to fix that. We shouldn't expect the justice or the supreme court to fix it. That is our job. We should all show up here for work and get that done and we should also work onll the other things this country is suffering from, as a result of covid. Thank you, judge Barrett, I look forward to supporting your nomination. >> Thank you, senator Tillis. >> Thank you. Senator hirono. >> Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, I want to reiterate my objections to holding this hearing instead of working to provide relief to Americans suffering during this pandemic. Three weeks ago our country crossed a tragic milestone, we lost more than 200,000 Americans [4:39:04 PM] to covid-19. That is more than the entire population of the big island in Hawaii. More than the population of Tempe, Arizona, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wilmington, north Carolina, Charleston, south Carolina, Waco, Texas, I could go on, 200,000 American lives plus. This is a photo of a memorial outside the white house where president trump held a reckless, superspreader event two weeks ago to announce this supreme court nomination. The memorial shows 20,000 empty chairs. One chair representing ten American lives lost to covid-19. And one of those chairs represents Veronica guivera's grandfather who is pictured here with Veronica. Veronica, who is from Iowa, has [4:40:04 PM] experienced the painful impact of the trump administration's failure to address the pandemic. Her family is composed of essential workers who are working on the front lines of this pandemic. Her mother, who worked at a fast food processing facility caught covid-19 at work and was eventually hospitalized. For seven days. Thankfully her mother recovered. But then her grandparents got covid-19, and were admitted to the hospital. And although her grandmother recovered, sadly her grandfather didn't make it. After experiencing all this tragedy, Veronica shared, it's more -- rushing through a supreme court nominee rather than focusing on providing relief to all the hard working people that gave them their current leadership positions. [4:41:06 PM] End quote. Many Americans agree with Veronica. They're sitting at their kitchen tables wondering how they're going to buy food, how they're going to pay rent, millions of them are out of -- they don't have jobs. They're going to food banks for the first time in their lives. So rather than coming up with a bill that meets the needs of the urgency of this moment Republicans are just coming up with piecemeal bills. That's because we know that within your own caucus you can't agree on one bill that fits the critical needs of this country. In fact, there are at least 20 Republicans, we heard, who have said we're done, we're not doing anymore to help the Americans who are suffering with covid. So here we are racing forward with this nomination, while the rest of the country is wondering what the heck is the senate doing, particularly the senate [4:42:06 PM] Republicans? So I agree with all the people in our country who are asking what the heck? This is hypocritical. This hearing shows the American public exactly what my Republican colleagues' priorities are, ramming through another ideologically driven justice to the supreme court instead of helping the people in our country suffering during this pandemic. Mr. Chairman, I have some letters of opposition to judge Barrett's nomination to enter into the record. These are letters from lamda legal, the Japanese American citizens league, and the national asian-pacific American womens forum joined by 55 reproductive justice groups. I ask unanimous consent to enter these letters into the record. >> Without objection. >> Judge Barrett, chief justice John Roberts has recognized that, and I quote him, the judicial branch is not immune, end quote, from the widespread [4:43:06 PM] problem of sexual harassment and assault and has taken steps to address this issue within the judiciary. As part of my responsibility as a member of this committee and, indeed, all of the committees on which I sit, to ensure the fitness of nominees for a lifetime appointment to the federal bench or to any of the other positions, for any of the committees on which they appear, I ask each nominee these two questions and I will ask them of you. Since you became a legal adult have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors or committed any verbal or physical harassment or assault of a sexual nature. >> No, senator hirono. >> Have you ever faced discipline or entered into a settlement related this kind of conduct? >> No, senator. >> Judge Barrett, do you think it is appropriate for our justices to consider real world impacts in their decision making as justice Ginsburg noted in a number of her dissents? >> Well, senator, the doctrine [4:44:08 PM] of starry desigh sis is a good example of that because the reliance interests takes into account the real world impact, the way people have ordered their affairs and relied on decisions. There are contexts, yes, in which -- considering part of the doctrine. >> You've been listening to all of us here yesterday as well as today talk about the real world impact of the striking down of the affordable care act and would all of those impacts be factors that would be important for you to consider should you be a justice? >> Senator, to be clear, I have the utmost empathy, the stories, you know, that you have told, including the story of Veronica's family are very moving. If I were a justice, the commitment that I would make to you and all people affected by the laws is that I would follow the law as you enacted it and I [4:45:11 PM] have no idea. I would not be coming in with any idea. I would do equal justice under the law for all and not try to thwart or disrupt in any way the policy choices that you and your colleagues have adopted. >> So are you saying that the impact of the affordable care act on the millions of people who rely upon it, that those who you would deem to be policy considerations that we should address? >> Senator, I think that you choose the law, and you've structured the affordable care act. It's a complex, long statute. I think you set the policy. And then I think when a court has to interpret the statute, or decide how it applies in a certain circumstance, the court looks at traditional legal materials, it looks for the briefs. It listens to the real world impact on the litigants who are before the court arguing the case because every case affects real litigants, every case [4:46:11 PM] affects real people. I said in my opening statement yesterday that, you know, when you pass statutes, they're often named for the co-sponsors of the bill. But cases decided by all courts are typically named after the parties. They affect real people. >> Judge Barrett, so are you saying that all of the stories that we brought forth yesterday and the millions of people who are relying on the affordable care act can rely upon you this those impacts would be considered by you, that you would consider those to be legal arguments that you would consider? Because when you say that you're going to make a decision based on the law, the real life stories that we've been talking about, you would consider those to be part of the law? >> Senator hirono, every case that comes before a court, because as I was saying earlier, no case comes before a court [4:47:13 PM] unless it involves real live people who've had a real live dispute and it is the job of a judge deciding every case to take into account the real world consequences of the parties before it. >> So does that mean that you would agree with justice Ginsburg that the court should be taking into consideration the real life effect of the decisions that they make? Because she wrote a number of dissents saying that the majority did not consider the real world impacts of their decisions. So are you aligning yourself with justice Ginsburg in terms of what you would consider real life impacts and the effect it would have on your decision regarding the law? >> Well, senator, I don't know what context -- the particular context in which justice Ginsburg was describing that. I think what I'm trying to align myself with is the law. And that I will take into account all factors, including real world impacts, when the law [4:48:15 PM] makes them relevant. As it clearly does, for example, in the doctrine of starry decisis. >> I'll get to your views of precedent in a moment. I'll give you a real life example of justice Ginsburg? Good year tire and rubber company lily Ledbetter worked for 19 years as an area manager. She was paid less than all of her male counterparts. When she eventually realized this stark inequality, she sued for pay discrimination and a jury agreed but the supreme court kicked lily's claim out of the court for being too late, the conservative majority, including your mentor, justice Scalia, interpreted title VII's 180-daytime limit she should have filed her claim within 180 days of when her salary was decided instead of accepting the common sense approach of viewing [4:49:16 PM] her paychecks as on ongoing part of pay discrimination. Justice Ginsburg strongly disagreed with her conservative colleagues' approach to the case. In her dissent she pointed out the many challenges women face in discovering pay disparities including how many companies keep salaries confidential. In a stinging rebuke she said, quote, the court does not comprehend or is indifferent to the insidious way in which women have been victims of pay discrimination, end quote. In another case, in 2018, an emic systems court v.lewis, employees legally underpaid, joined together to receive back pay in court. Tolo block this effort their employers forced them to sign an arbitration agreement prohibiting collective actions. They actually have to sign these arbitration agreements in order to even have a job, keep their job. The majority, including justice Scalia, sided with the company, [4:50:16 PM] they interpreted a general federal arbitration law to override two worker protections laws instead of recognizing that the worker protection laws fall sensibly within the exceptions in the arbitration law. Meaning that the worker protections laws should prevail. Again, justice Ginsburg strongly disagreed with the majority's approach the case. In their dissent she pointed out that blocking joint lawsuits would deter most workers from seeking individuals un -- individual unpaid wage claims because of the cost of lawsuits and fear of retaliation. She warned the majority's decision would result in hurting vulnerable, low-wage workers. Now, those are the kinds of real life impacts, the reality of women who are not paid the same as their male counterparts because of sex discriminatio happening that she has no way of finding out about, or of workers who are forced to sign an arbitration clause that overrides worker protection, other worker protection laws. [4:51:17 PM] Those are the kinds of real world impacts. Do you think justice Ginsburg was wrong to consider real world impacts? In her decision making? >> Well, senator, you know, both the case -- you know, you're talking about lily Ledbetter, both that case and epic systems are precedents of the court. And as I've said a number of times during the hearing I can't really comment or grade thumbs up or thumbs down as justice -- put it, prior precedents or say how I would have decided them. >> They are -- judge Barrett, they are precedents of the court that do not take into consideration the real world factors at play here. And, in fact, in the case of epic systems the court sided with the corporation as opposed to the workers who are trying to remedy a wrong. And in lily Ledbetter, she was totally out in the cold. So, again, the court did not. They established precedent all right, but it was a precedent [4:52:19 PM] not based on real life impact. Much as you sit here telling me that you would follow the law, after all, the law, for example, the affordable care act, that law embodies a policy that says we want as many people as possible to be covered under insurance and if the affordable care act is struck down that policy, that law would be struck down. So the fact that you're not able to -- I think it's pretty clear. Let me rephrase that. You do consider justice Scalia to be your mentor, that your [4:53:20 PM] judicial philosophy is in alignment with them and I think we all acknowledge that justice Scalia and justice Ginsburg were at pretty much opposite ends of the spectrum. So since justice Ginsburg made it a policy, her approach was to look at the real world impact, just Scalia's was not. So I'd say that when it comes to the affordable care act the real world policy considerations that will not be taken into consideration by the conservative judges would mean that 23 million people could lose their health care, that 133 million Americans with preexisting conditions could lose critical protections for their health care, and more than 7 million Americans who have tested positive for covid-19 would probably be added to the group of people with preexisting conditions. And millions of Americans would once again face lifetime limits [4:54:21 PM] on coverage for essential services. That 8.7 million women would lose coverage for critical maternity care services. And we know that black and native women are two to three times more likely to die than white women from pregnancy related cases, that Americans could lose coverage for essential health benefits like prescription drugs and mental health care, that young adults would no longer be able to stay on their parents health insurance plans until age 26 at a time when our country is dealing with massive job losses. So in my view you have posed an artificial distinction between policy considerations that's left up to us in following the law. Because if your criticism of justice Roberts' decision in upholding the affordable care act, if that was something that he followed he would have struck down the affordable care act. [4:55:25 PM] That is -- that is your -- if he followed your criticism of him in sustaining the affordable care act he would have struck it down. So I would conclude that your approach is, in fact, not like that of justice Ginsburg who did care about what would happen. Let me just tell you one story of a person who will be impacted in the real world if the affordable care act is struck down and I know that so many of my colleagues have already established that the predent expects you to strike down the affordable care act but clearly that is why this parole process is occurring so that you can be sitting on that court in time to hear the affordable care act by the supreme court on November 10th. So one of the people who will be impacted is Elizabeth from Texas. She moved to Texas for a job and thought that she would have a stable income and health care coverage and all that changed [4:56:26 PM] when her hours decreased and she lost her health insurance. Because she couldn't afford health insurance he couldn't get proper treatment for her asthma. She had to resort to using friends' expired inhalers and over the counter remedies, the ACA allowed her to get health insurance and the ACA helps people with preexisting conditions like Jordan who I talked about yesterday and she has a very rare illness that would require $500,000 per year just for her medication. And were it not for the affordable care act she wouldn't be able to afford it. I mean, who can afford $500,000 a year to keep her going? And also people like Kimberly, I talked about her yesterday. The ACA enabled her to get a mammogram which she wouldn't have been able to get and that mammogram revealed that she had breast cancer and she got a mastectomy. So, you know, this is -- this -- the real life impacts on people [4:57:27 PM] like Elizabeth, Jordan and Kimberly where you say you will follow the law it really leaves me wondering whether all of these real life impacts are what you would call within the scope of the law that you would decide should you be confirmed. November 10th, you'll hear the case. You will be deciding on the constitutionality of the affordable care act. And by the way you noted that the issue in the affordable care act was one of -- what was it that you said? >> Severability. >> Severability. But the other issue in the affordable care act is the entire constitutionality of the law. Because the district court in Texas -- was correct, in deeming the entire law unconstitutional. In fact, we are facing the entire law falling by the wayside. Let me move on. You've also been asked a lot of questions about whether or not you would overturn roe V. Wade. [4:58:29 PM] Clearly president trump expects that you would do so because as you said if we put another two or perhaps three justices on the court that will happen, meaning the reversal of roe V. Wade will happen automatically, in my opinion, because I am putting pro-life justices on the court and a number of us have mentioned that as far as senator Hawley saying I will only vote for supreme court nominees who have explicitly acknowledged that roe V. Wade was unfairly decided but after you were nominated senator Hawley made clear you passed the test, and he said I think your record is awfully clear, that's one where she meets my standard of having evidence in the record, and by the way he noted he expected this evidence in the record, not from your post-nomination assurances to him. So all your prior record, he said, you met his standards. So we usually expect justices to [4:59:31 PM] uphold and apply long standing precedent. So was the president wrong in concluding that you would vote to overturn roe V. Wade? >> Well, senator, again, I can't make any statements, no forecasts or previews as justice Ginsburg put it about any case or any precedent. I will repeat what I've said throughout this hearing that I made no promises to anyone. I have no agenda. There are 598 volumes of the United States reports. That's something that judges build on. Justices don't go to the court to start having a book burning. >> I know that you have reiterated that time and again. But what we are left with are the positions that you have already taken. So 2006 newspaper ad you signed that said you, quote, oppose abortion on demand and defend the right to life from fertilization to natural death. [5:00:31 PM] It's not just the fact that this newspaper ad you joined said what I just read and it said it's time to put an end to the roe V. Wade. In a 2013 speech you gave where you said the roe decision admitted abortion on demand, end quote. After you said you opposed abortion on demand in 2006. So what underscores my concern about your willingness to overturn roe V. Wade, which is really the expectation that the president has, and which senator Hawley fully expects you to do because you have met his litmus test but, you noted starry decisis which is precedent and you have argued a justice's duty to uphold the constitution that she should -- your view on precedent -- that she should, quote, enforce her best understanding of the constitution rather than a precedent she thinks clearly in conflict with it. End quote. [5:01:32 PM] So, in fact, you said constitutional cases are the easiest to overrule because you bring your own assessment of what the constitution requires and as you said if a precedent is clearly in conflict with your view of the constitution, then the precedent falls by the wayside. So you did indicate that there are a few cases that are immunized from overturning because they are -- they wouldn't be challenged in the first place, I.e. Brown V. Board of education. But roe isn't one of those cases because we know that there are all kinds of challenges to roe, basically because the states are very busy passing all these laws that limit a woman's right to an abortion. So you also said in that speech that even if roe is not overturned, you said without [5:02:33 PM] overturning roe you explained, quote, the question is, how much freedom the court is willing to let states have in regulating abortion. And so there are 14 cases right now relating to state abortion restrictions making its way through the circuit court and some of these are going to land in the supreme court. And these 14 cases include the following restrictions. Six cases involve bans on abortion starting at gestational ages ranging from 6 to 24 weeks. Two cases involving bans on a particular type of procedure, dilation and evacuation. It accounts for nearly all second try mes ter abortions, one involving a requirement that fetal remains be buried or cremated. Four cases with laws on unnecessary requirements on abortion providers like transfer agreements with local hospitals, four cases involve so-called reason bans, two cases related to parental notification and consent. There are real reasons why the American public I concerned [5:03:34 PM] that you will overturn roe, or basically strip it of all meaning so that it becomes annulty because you will have these cases that as you say the open question is, how far the supreme court will go in letting states put limits on abortion. So that is why a lot of people are very concerned about your views as articulated pre-nomination, which convinced senator Hawley you met his test. This morning senator Feinstein asked you a question about the supreme court's 2015 decision in a case in which the court recognized the constitutional right to same sex marriage. I was disappointed that you wouldn't give a direct answer on whether you agreed with the majority in that case or if you, instead, agree with your mentor justice Scalia that no such right exists in the constitution. So even though you didn't give a [5:04:36 PM] direct answer, I think your response did speak volumes. Not once, but twice you used the term sexual preference to describe those in the lgbtq community, it's an outdated term, used by activists to suggest that sexual orientation is a choice. It is not. Sexual orientation is a key part of a person's identity that sexual orientation is both a normal expression of human sexuality and immutable, was a key part of the majority's opinion in -- which by the way Scalia did not agree with. So if it is your view in a sexual orientation is merely a preference, as you noted, then the lgbtq community should be rightly concerned whether you [5:05:37 PM] would uphold their constitutional right that marry. I don't think that you use the term sexual preference as just -- I don't think it was an accident. And one of the legacies of justice Scalia and his particular brand of originalism is a resistance to recognizing those in the lgbtq community as having equal rights under our constitution. In 1996 justice Scalia wrote a dissenting opinion, and roamer V. Evans defending a state's ability to openly discriminate against the lgbtq community, in 2003 justice Scalia wrote a dissenting opinion defending a state's right to criminally prosecute someone for same sex sexual activity. Ten years later justice Scalia, another dissenting opinion, this time defending the federal government's right to deny federal recognition of same sex marriages and of course two years after that -- justice Scalia wrote yet another dissent [5:06:37 PM] and this time he argued there was no constitutional right to same sex marriage. Under justice Scalia's philosophy, which you have told us is your own, states could openly discriminate against the lgbtq community, same sex couples could actually be thrown in jail if they engage in sexual intercourse. There are 11 million adults who identify as lgbtq living in this country since it was decided in 2013 -- 2015. Approximately 293,000 same sex couples have gotten married. And many of these people are rightly afraid that if you are confirmed you will join with other conservative members of the court to roll back everything the lgbtq community has gained over the past two decades and pushed them back into the closet. Now two sitting justices are already calling for this to be narrowed if not outright [5:07:40 PM] overturned, just last week justice Thomas and Alito issued a statement concurring with the court's decision to deny -- a case involving a former Kentucky county court who refused to issue marriage certificates to same sex couples. They accused the court of, and this is justice Alito and Thomas, they accuse the court of, quote, reading a right to same sex marriage into the 14th amendment even though that right is found nowhere in the text. And these two justices signal that obergerfield is a problem only the court can fix. So coupled with your use of the term sexual preference, coupled with your view on precedence, and that a justice's view, or her own analysis of the constitutionality should overtake or overcome precedence if it's in conflict. [5:08:40 PM] So this is why so many people in the lgbtq community are so concerned that you would, in fact, join -- that these two justices have already put out there, that ofbergerfeld will fall by the wayside. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. >> Thank you. Senator Ernst. >> Thank you, Mr. Chair. And judge Barrett, thank you so much for being here today with your beautiful family, once again, we appreciate the support that you are showing to judge Barrett by being here today. And judge, I just want to offer you the opportunity at this point, is there anything from earlier today that you feel you need more time to respond to? >> Thank you, senator Ernst. I would like to just make a quick follow-on to some of senator hirono's comments, one, you know I've said a number of times during the hearing that I [5:09:41 PM] can't comment or grade existing precedent and I want to be clear that the point of doing that is not to say whether I agree or disagree with it. It's not to implicitly signal that I do disagree with it. It's designed to be neutral. In saying that I couldn't opine on whether that was rightly decided or not I was not indicating disagreement with it. The point of not answering was to simply say it's inappropriate for me to say a response. And the second point was to say that I certainly didn't mean, and, you know, would never mean to use a term that would cause any offense in the lgbtq community. If I did, I greatly apologize for that. I simply meant to be referring to obergerfeld's holding with respect to same sex marriage. >> I appreciate the clarification and it goes back to the discussion you had with senator sass on the black robes. When you put that robe on, you are neutral, correct? >> Yes. >> Yes, thank you. So I did want to go back, [5:10:41 PM] because of the issue of coronavirus has come up, yet once again in the committee room. And I just wanted to make a point, and clarify that the senate GOP did bring up a relief bill a number of weeks ago. And in that bill there was a $300 boost in weekly unemployment insurance benefits. There was a second pass at paycheck program for small businesses. There was additional -- $105 billion for k-12 schools and colleges with new scholarship programs and $15 billion to help working parents find accessible child care options, supports for farmers and ranchers impacted by the pandemic. There was $31 billion for development and distribution of vaccines, drugs and other medical supplies, $16 billion for testing and contact tracing. [5:11:41 PM] There was loan forgiveness for the postal service, liability protections for our schools and health care providers. And an expanded charitable deduction for contributions made during this pandemic. And many, many other things. It was a very, very good bill. It was what we could agree upon. But I would note that senate Democrats did block those provisions that would have gone to help families like Veronica and others in Iowa that are suffering from the pandemic. And are, of course, our greatest sympathies to those that have been impacted all across the United States. And so, Mr. Chairman, I would like to enter into the record there's three letters here for the committee and an op-ed, a letter of support from 48 Christian women scholars. The second is a letter from a group of governors all across the country, including our own Iowa's governor Kim Reynolds [5:12:42 PM] strongly supporting the nomination of judge Barrett. The third is a record letter from Tracy Lovett who was with judge Barrett while they both skeved on the scotus clerk class of 1998 and also an editorial by Derek muller, a professor of law at the university of Iowa college of law that appeared in the gazette of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and this professor had judge Barrett as his evidence professor at notre dame law school and he does say she treated all law students from all backgrounds with dignity and respect. If I could have those entered into the record. >> Without objection. ERNST >> Thank you. And judge Barrett, I'm pro-life. I am pro-life. And I see that, judged by your faith and as has been aptly pointed out the many times over by our colleagues across the [5:13:42 PM] aisle, that you are pro-life. But once again can we reiterate your stance as a judge? >> So as a judge my personal moral beliefs, which I have not, that I can think of, I am not expressing them publicly right now because now that I am a judge I can't sign statements like that one that I did 15 years ago. But my policy views, my moral convictions, my religious beliefs do not bear on how I decide cases, nor should they. It would be -- you know, it would be in conflict with my judicial oath. >> I know that you consider yourself to be an originalist as you discussed earlier with senator sass. And it seems that adhering to the originalist view would naturally lead a judge to carry out her constitutional duty of impartiality when applying the law. And adhering to this philosophy [5:14:44 PM] as a judge takes real courage and the courage you have dis played thus far as a federal judge prompted a coalition of groups to send me a letter supporting your nomination. Susan B. Anthony list led this coalition letter that I would like to submit to the committee for the record and I know this is going to make a number of members on the committee just very squeamish because they are a pro-life organization. But, with this in mind, I want to take a moment to read part of this letter. Quote, judge Barrett has proven herself to handle disputes impartially. Approaching cases as a textualist and originalist who loves the constitution. She is a jurist who rightly leaves politics to politicians, and legislating to legislators. [5:15:44 PM] I'll quote further. Quite apart from whatever policy views she may have on the matter, judge Barrett reasons to a proper result in each case before her. As a federal appellate judge appropriately following controlling precedent, in February 2019 she joined a paneled decision upholding a law creating a buffer zone around abortion facilities. This buffer or bubble zone case being referred to as price versus city of Chicago. Judge Barrett, could you please give us an overview of the city ordinance that was challenged here, and explain how precedent established by the supreme court's held decision influenced your reasoning of the case? >> Yes, I was on a panel, there was a challenge to a bubble zone ordinance, which essentially means it was -- how to describe it. It limited where abortion [5:16:45 PM] protesters could go to do sidewalk counseling or leafletting were the things they identified as the activities they decided to undertake in the expression of speech outside of the abortion clinic. The supreme court has a case called hill versus Colorado. And that case said that such bubble Zones, especially because this one in Chicago was nearly identical, as I recall, with the one that was at stake in hill, said that they did not violate the first amendment. And so our panel, you know, we're bound by that precedent. Our panel applied that precedent. As you say, that was a case involving abortion, but my duty as a judge was to follow the governing law and that governing law in that case was hill. >> Absolutely and thank you for that clarification and I think it was important to point that out because in that case, using precedent, it did favor that abortion clinic. Is that correct? >> That is correct. [5:17:47 PM] >> Thank you very much. So I would like to submit this for the record. Thank you. Now turning to a topic of agency rule making, really sexy topic, not something that we have talked about as of yet. But as I mentioned yesterday, when congress makes laws that overstep the constitution, it can be felt all across the state of Iowa, whether it's in the streets of council bluffs, Iowa or in the farm fields over in Clinton county. But congress isn't the only body capable of overstep. Executive agencies can be just as guilty of this as we've seen in Iowa. In 2018 as a judge on the seventh circuit you helped decide a clean water act case, specifically orchard hill building company versus army corps of engineers. The decision found that the [5:18:47 PM] federal government did not provide enough evidence to justify its decision to deem 13 acres of Illinois wetlands as a water of the U.S. I'm very supportive of a less expansive definition of wotus and am encouraged by how you approach this decision. Farmers in Iowa are also encouraged by this development. I believe then, as I do now, that the Obama administration's clean water rule, or the wotus rule was unconstitutional. But I also want to talk to you about agency rule making that I believe was constitutional, which is illustrated in a case that the tenth circuit court has recently ruled on, specifically renewable fuels association versus EPA. At issue in this case were three exemptions the EPA granted to oil companies allowing them to avoid their obligations to blend [5:19:48 PM] renewable fuel under the clean air act's renewable fuels standard. These oil refinery exemptions, which were not disclosed to the public, were challenged by renewable fuel producers who said they only found out about the waivers because of investigative news reports. The tenth circuit concluded in this case that the renewable fuels producers were injured by the EPA's exemptions and thus had standing to sue. The court also found that the EPA exceeded its statutory authority in granting those petitions because the agency may only extend prefacely existing waivers. In the case of these three refiners there was nothing to extend because they had let their exemptions lapse. In other words the three refineries had not received extended exemptions in the years preceding their petitions as required by the statute. [5:20:48 PM] However, in the wake of this tenth circuit decision small refineries flooded the EPA with 67 petitions for retro active waivers, some dating back as far as 2011. In an attempt to go back in time and establish a chain of continuously extended exemptions. These oil companies have also appealed to the tenth circuit decision, to the supreme court. So while I'm not going to ask you to speak on all of this and what is going on, the problem here, bottom line, is that the EPA wasn't following the law. They took the law that congress passed. They twisted it. And interpreted it for the benefit of oil producers. And that harmed our Iowa farmers. I know, again, you can't speak on how you would rule on these cases. Especially those that could be pending before the supreme [5:21:48 PM] court. But tell me, how do agencies, how should they interpret the laws that are passed by congress? >> Well, I think that the court's rule in reviewing the lawfulness of agency action, it's largely governed by the administrative procedure act, which gorchs the way that agencies can do their business and outlines what their authority can be and there's also a doctrine called Chevron named after a case, many times we're talking about an issue of statutory interpretation, that's mostly what you're thinking of it sounds like. An agency, when a court reviews, when it's exceeded lawful authority it goes to the statute that you and congress enact and interprets that statute, looks at the text, and tries to tell whether you've given the agency, given the EPA, in your example, leeway to adopt policies and [5:22:49 PM] that leeway would be present if you had ambiguity in the statute that left the decision to the agency. But if the agency goes farther than the text of the statute permits than it is the rule of the court to say that that action, you know, was in conflict with the statute and therefore illegal. >> And what happens, then, if there is an actual question on the intent of the law? >> Well, a statute, in this context, in a context of a Chevron type challenge to agencies and agency's interpretation of it you would interpret the statute in the same way you would interpret any other statute. As I was talking with senator sass about earlier, my own approach to it would be textualism. And so in my approach to language, the intent of the statute is best expressed through the words. So looking at what the words would communicate to a skilled user of the language. >> Very good. Well, I appreciate it. [5:23:49 PM] We do have a little bit of time remaining. So, again, I just want to thank you. I want to thank your family very much for lending their support to you through this process. It can be a bit grueling. But I do have to say, though, your temperament throughout the entire hearing has been truly commendable. So thank you so much. I look forward to working with you further. And with that, Mr. Chair, I will reserve my time. >> Thank you, senator Ernst. Judge, are you okay to do two more? >> Sure. >> So senator booker, senator -- and then a 20-minute or so break to grab a bite to eat and finish up. >> Mr. Chairman, your honor. >> Hi, senator. >> I spoke yesterday and I appreciate the attention which you gave me talking about how this is not a normal time and I want to reiterate that one more time as cogently as I can. This is something like we've never seen before in the history of the United States. We're not just days away from [5:24:50 PM] election day but people are actually voting right now. Close to a million people in my state have already voted. And about 10 million people voted nationally. The only other time a supreme court nomination hearing happened this close to an election was, as you probably know, under president Lincoln who declined to offer a nomination before the election. But we are in the midst of an ongoing election right now at a very contentious time in our democracy. It's probably not normal, also, because people are already speaking in this election, and it seems like we are rushing through this process when many of my colleagues on this committee said four years ago that we should not proceed to fill a vacancy that opened 269 days before an election and in the words of some of my colleagues including the chairman was to use our words against us we would not do exactly what we're doing right now. It's also not normal, clearly, because we're in the middle of a pandemic. [5:25:50 PM] And we have tens of thousands of new covid infections every single day. Widespread food insecurity like we haven't seen these kind of food lines in my lifetime, I don't think. People across our country are struggling. And unfortunately we see that we are rht now not dealing with this crisis. We are, instead, literally having closed the senate virtually and the only proceedings being allowed to go forward are not the issues of helping people who are struggling, but dealing with this. And it's not normal that we have a president who has repeatedly attacked the legitimacy of our institutions. So much so, and I've never seen something like this in my lifetime than former cabinet members, former chief of staff, all talk about the danger he represents to the country we all love. In fact, probably one of the most respected person on both sides of the aisle, general Mattis who served as our secretary of defense went as far to say that a man very reserved [5:26:51 PM] in his comments that Donald Trump is a danger to our democracy. We are at a time that the legitimacy of our institutions are at stake. And it's not normal that the president would further cast a shadow over your nomination as well as the Independence of the court by saying he would only nominate justices who would tear down roe V. Wade who would overturn ACA and to have a president who cannot commit himself to the peaceful transfer of power. Now, in the light of this abnormality most Americans think we should wait on your nomination. It's an illegitimate process, most Americans think we should wait. Today, and I appreciate you not following the news, but 90 of your fellow faculty members from notre dame wrote an open letter calling on you for the sake of our democracy, they didn't speak to whether you're right or left or neutral philosophy or [5:27:34 PM] nomination. It's an illegitimate process. Most Americans think that we should wait. Today and I appreciate you not following the news but 90 of your fellow faculty members from notre dame wrote an open letter calling on you, for the sake of our democracy, they didn't speak to whether you are right or left or your qualifications or philosophy, they wrote an impassioned letter for the sake of our democracy. The publicly issued a statement asking that you pull yourself, withdraw from this nomination process and have a behold until after the November election. This is not normal. The overwhelming majority of Americans want to wait but my colleagues here are not listening. And so I'm going to ask you some questions that if you had told me five years ago that would be questions asked at a supreme court nomination hearing, I would've thought they wouldn't be possible. Unfortunately I think they are necessary to ask you and I hope that you will GE me direct [5:28:35 PM] answers. The first one, you've already spoken towards issues of racism and how you deplore it. I want to ask you simply and I imagine you'll give me a short, resolute answer. You condemn white supremacy, correct? >> Yes. >> Thank you. I'm glad to see you said that. I wish our president would say that so resolutely. We are at a time that Americans are literally fearful because there president cannot do that in a resolute manner. I'm sorry that that question had to be asked at this time. Here's another one. Do you believe that every president should make a commitment unequivocally and resolutely for the peaceful transfer of power? >> Well, senator, that seems to me to be pulling me in a little bit into this question of [5:29:35 PM] whether the president has said he would not peacefully leave office. To this extent that it's a political controversy, as a judge I want to stay out of it my don't want to express a view on -- >> Judge, I appreciate what you've said about respecting the founding fathers, originalism. 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