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tell them they were kicked. and they see this as a private matter and not commenting. >> suzanne malveaux reporting. that is it for me. thanks for watching. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." have a great weekend. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. "outfront" tonight, breaking news. rare images on board the plane flying pham to the hospital. we'll talk to sanjay gupta. plus another healthcare worker with the connection to thomas eric duncan on a cruise. the ship racing back to texas tonight. and frontier airlines notifying 800 passengers who might have flown on the same plane as amber vinson. let's go "outfront." good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, breaking
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news. we have new pictures from inside of the plane that nina pham flew from dallas to a new hospital. the national institute of health in maryland. this is the picture. it is inside a gulf stream g-3. that is the cdc private plane. and look at the health care workers, three of them, none of them are wearing hazmat suits. it is a stark contrast of them loading her on to and off of the plane when they were in full head to toe hazmat gear. during the three hour flight pham flew in a specialized containment. it took a toll on her. the doctors downgraded her saying she is fatigued because of the trip. and the second dallas nurse that contracted ebola, and they have now identified up to 16 people up from 12 who were in close contact with vinson.
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the person at the highest risk, her stepfather. she traveled from dallas to cleveland and back on frontier airlines. frontier notifying passengers on her two flights and the same planes shortly thereafter. sanjay gupta begins our coverage tonight. and the cdc has been playing catch-up in many ways. there is speculation that the nurses contracted ebola because they weren't wearing the proper gear. you have big developments tonight. >> we are hearing that the guidelines at the center of criticism may be getting uch -- updated and protocol on how to put on and more importantly take off this protective gear without getting contaminated. and the fact that the existing guidelines were inadequate in terms of the amount of protection they provided, specifically around the neck. look for some changes around those guidelines as well. all of that, that inadequate protection, may have lead to
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nina pham's infection, her contamination and what happened to her over the last 24 hours which is something we're learning more about. take a look. >> nurse nina pham in a video taken by her doctor in dallas before she was transferred to the national institute of health in bethesda, maryland. as another health care workers in a full hazmat suit hovered nearby, the 26-year-old pham broke down in tears. >> there's no crying. tears -- [ inaudible ]. >> six days after arriving at the hospital with the fever, pham left texas presbyterian on the way to maryland. supporters showed up at the hospital. new images released today show
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the health care worker sitting just ahead of the isolation unity not wearing a hazmat suit. after arriving, her condition was downgraded from good to fair, to stable. but the head of the nih is remarkably positive. >> this is a serious infection. she is getting the optimum care. we fully intend to have this patient walk out of this hospital and we'll do everything we possibly can to make that happen. >> she is entering the most important phase for the ebola patient as it progresses. >> no two paretients are the sa. but there is a good chance over the next couple of days, she may get worse before she gets better. we'll keep a slow eye on that. >> thank you, sanjay. and in ohio, the number of people quarantined has grown.
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susan candiotti is live in akron and what have you been able to figure out? >> reporter: tonight we are getting new details emerging about when amber vinson was showing signs of sickness. they were looking at the possibility she started to feel ill as early as friday when she first arrived here in the cleveland area to visit her home. it wasn't until sunday when she started to feel that something wasn't quite right and that was a day before she flew back to dallas. >> she rested for a long time on some days she said she felt funny. those types of things, but nothing specific. >> the judgment that we came up to is that we can't rule out that she wasn't ill, okay, for the time that she was here in ohio. >> reporter: now the cdc is now acknowledging that it wasn't a good decision to allow her to
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get back on that plane, even though she had a low-grade fever. and they are also identifying today, as of today, 16 people who have been quarantined, different definitions of that. one, the closest to her, her stepfather who remains at home. but the other people are monitoring themselves at home and the other 15 people in two counties here in ohio, including the store clerk and another clerk that waited on her in the bridal shop and the bridal party, the bridesmaids putting on the dresses and the like and those people as well. so authorities are looking at the protocols they are doing to still look for anyone else who might have come into contact with her. erin? >> susan, thank you very much. and more breaking news, frontier airlines has just finished notifying all -- 800 people who flew on the same plane. what does that mean? >> it means this job continues to expand in so many ways.
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and that concern from susan of the idea of when she got sick, the focus so far is on the return flight from cleveland to dallas with amber vinson and 132 other people on board the plane. now you are talking about the flight to cleveland, which added another 153 people on that flight and then you talk about five flights by the plane after all of that, which added up to that some 800 people we're talking about. now the plane has been taken out of service. they are stripping out carpets and upholstery and replacing the filters, even though this is not an airborne illness, they are replacing that on the plane and it is out of service altogether now. the original flight up to cleveland has been cleaned nine times and is back in service. again, the chances of anyone getting sick from this casual contact on a plane is very, very low, but the way the numbers keep expanding, almost by the hour now, show how seriously
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people are taking the threat. >> which is good they are finally taking this seriously. but the sicker you get, the more infectious you are. and even if she was sick, it wasn't very noticeable. tom, thank you very much. jean nixon is the commissioner for summit county. and i appreciate your time. >> i have no audio now. >> can you hear me, sir? >> i don't hear anything? >> okay, so we're going to take a break and come back as soon as we get that. we'll come back as soon as we get that audio up and see if we can confirm this and see how sick she was when she was in ohio. no, we have you now? gene, do you hear me. >> i do. >> so i just wanted to ask you, sorry about that, you just heard susan candiotti, there were 12 contacts and now it is 16 in
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close contract with amber vinson. what defined close contact? >> in this case, some of the contacts were in the store and it depends on how long they were in the store. some of the contacts were on the plane, depending on how close they were to her on the plane. and she lived in the home with her father and that was a close contact and she spent some time with her friends at a store. >> and let me just confirm. you are saying some of the people were on the plane? >> well, that is what we are looking into now. we have a number of people that have -- the cdc is helping local health departments identify folks that were on the plane with her in both directions, to cleveland as well as back to dallas. >> so do you expect the number then to grow further. it wasn't from 12 to 16, could it go higher? >> it could go higher. i think there are different tiers and that is what we are working on with the cdc and the
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department of health in ohio, what kind they are, talking true quarantine or self-monitor, whether we feed to be in the home and -- we need to be in the home and that is all a reflection. >> i'm curious about self-monitoring. that is what she was supposed to be doing and then you get sick and have what happened now. and so does self-monitoring have any sense with that? >> well self-monitoring with control with us. and we are keeping in touch in the folks in the community that are in any of those tiers and many of those were in their homes every day, or if they are not in their home, we are calling them up to see if they are taking the temperature and we'll take their temperature while we are on the phone with us. we don't let them go and say let us know if you get sick, we are in constant contact with those folks. >> and dr. chris braden, head of the cdc in ohio, said she quote,
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unquote, felt funny and said there were indications that she wasn't feeling well. when you say felt funny, did she have a stomachache? everyone wants to know this question, including many of those who are now self-monitoring. what is a symptom, what is feeling funny? >> well there was a lot going on in her life that day. she learned that her partner had gotten ill in dallas. i think she had concerns going on at that time. but i think we've all had that moment where something is not just quite right. and maybe you just can't pin it down to a stomachache or a headache, but something is not quite right. and i think that is how she described it and that is how he felt. and we don't know much more than that. that is the information we've gotten back from dallas. but i think that kind of makes sense. i think we all can understand that discomfort that we've all felt at some time or another. >> gene, thank you so much for your time tonight. >> you bet. thank you. and "outfront" next, the
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president has named an ebola czar. he is a white house insider but what does he know about ebola? and new measures for people being monitored for ebola. and how can officials keep people away from airplanes and cruise ships and in the public. and anderson cooper in search of his roots. on his mother's side, incredible wealth, on his father's, a civil war hero and a slave owner. go ahead and put your bag right here. have a nice flight! traveling can feel like one big mystery. you're never quite sure what is coming your way. but when you've got an entire company who knows that the most on-time flights are nothing if we can't get your things there too. it's no wonder more people choose delta
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breaking news, new guide lines to protect health care workers who may have been exposed to ebola. the cdc saying the new instructions to be released, quote, very soon, will deal with putting on equipment. and president obama bows to public pressure appointing a man to cover the virus. and already the pick is under intense scrutiny, because he didn't tap a infectious disease expert, but a washington insider, a man names ron klain. >> hammered for days over the lack of ebola leadership, the white house is confident a remedy is now in place. >> we have an all-hands-on-deck approach to the government to keep people safe. >> the recently all hands on
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deck ron klain. a chief of staff to joe biden and al gore, he was made famous during the 2000 election recount and the battle that followed. but he has no medical experience. >> what does ron klain know about ebola? >> what we were looking for is not an ebola expert, but an implementation expert. >> republicans were quick to pounce. >> i'm not sure what appointing someone that has no experience in health care or public health administration is going to do to help stem the tide of ebola in west africa and protect the public health of americans here at home. >> reporter: aides say he is the czar and will report to susan rice and lisa monaco. it was said monaco could handle the task of being the ebola person. >> she is a highly capable individual who can fulfill his
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responsibilities. >> one day later, the president changed course. >> it may be appropriate for me to appoint an additional person. >> reporter: and more shifts could come. pressure is building on the administration to reconsider a travel ban on flights from west africa. >> i believe it is the right policy to ban air travel from countries that have been hit hardest by the ebola outbreak zplrj. >> reporter: now the white house said the option is on the table. >> i don't have a philosophical occasion necessarily to a travel ban. >> and they are speeding up treatment of the ebola vaccine. and the white house does not say when ron klain will be on the job, as soon as next week and is expected to be appointed for five to six months, and that is cautious time to think they could stop the spread. and the president last night
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said, i don't have a problem with the travel ban but so far no one has made a strong case. i want to bring in the chief administrator and an expert from the university. >> and he said the people would find the way out of the hot zone and we wouldn't know they came from there. and that would risk ebola because we don't know where there coming from. i know you believe a ban makes sense. why? >> there is a few reasons. the first is commercial airlines are not freined and their staff is not trained to respond to a deadly infectious decease outbreak so we are coopting them to be first responders. and second, the disease itself is very difficult to contain and to -- it can spread on commercial airlines and we provided them with little
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guidance. and commercial air travel is one of the most sufficient ways for the global disease to occur and commercial airlines are not set up logistically to do the things quickly that we need them to do to contain the disease. >> and dr. douzy. you had senegal declared virus free and the world health congress said they shut their boarders and doesn't that add up to proof that a travel ban can work? >> actually it does not. it proves a travel plan between adjacent countries might be a good idea. not only is it a horrible thing to think about, but what are we trying to accomplish. a false sense of security and also a distraction. we have to guy and fight ebola where it is, make sure we are doing great contact tracing here and i think those are much more of a priority than a travel ban. there are no direct flights.
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we don't share a direct border. are we going to check every flight that somebody came into contact with. we've just seen how hard it is with 800 people being notified to track air traffic from one person. if we begin doing this, i think it will be more of a distraction at this point than a help. >> and dr. douzy, on this issue of whether people are hard to track, the point dr. walker makes, and marine general con jelly, one of the top generals in the united states in the southern -- in south america. he said look, we have to look at america's southern border. and a person in costa rica told him this story. >> there were five or six black guys at the border waiting in the line to pass into nicaragua and on the way north. and the persons walked over and said what are they there for. and they said, we're on our way
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to new york city illegally. they could have made it to new york city illegally and still be within the incubation period of ebola. >> it is hard to imagine those things happening if you quote, unquote, close the borders. >> first there is no evidence of that. and secondly i want to emphasize, if you restrict or ban travel within the country and significantly increase the aid in the host countries or in the countries where this is happening, what you will do is limit the number of people that want to flee or that want to go underground. so i'm not saying we should limit travel and then do nothingel. wh what i'm saying is we need to slow down the global spread of this disease and it is the common sense thing to do. the airlines are not able to respond in this way and in addition we know if we don't limit the travel the disease can spread more easily globally. >> what about the idea of the aid going in. you close it off and flood it
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with help. you choke off the problem there? >> well i think we absolutely flood it with help and do everything we can there. i think this idea that we are going to be able to stop or america can close the borders and all of the other countries are going to do that, you really have this expanding slippery slope kind of we need to close everything for it to work because we don't direct flights. again, it is a lot of work to even put that together so every country doesn't allow flights and then we can track everybody that may have -- i don't know how we do it. i think if we all figure it out, let's talk about it then. but right now it is a distraction. let's do what we know needs to be done, get the aid into the countries. screen people. screening works. screen people and do very good contact tracing. that is how we'll get it under control here and keep it under control. >> thanks very much to both of you. and according to our numbers over the past two months
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screeners have screened 36,000 people of people coming out of the ebola hot zone and one of them had ebola, that was thomas eric duncan. and up next, amber vinson flew on two commercial flights and while another worker tied to thomas eric duncan is on a cruise tonight. and anderson cooper hearing his father's voice for the first time in 25 years. >> i listened to it in my office when i was at work. that was the first time i heard it in 20 years. >> anderson tonight, in search of his roots. is the storm sea captain: there's a storm comin narrator: that whipped through the turbine which poured... surplus energy into the plant which generously lowered its price and tipped off the house which used all that energy to stay warm through the storm.
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first place. >> reporter: a carnival cruise ship with thousands of passengers is now making its way back to the united states because one of the passengers may have been involved in the care of thomas eric duncan. the ship's doctor declared the worker symptom free and in good health. still the carnival magic was turned away from belize. a u.s. state department request to fly him out of belize was turned down. >> it defied common sense, that someone who has been in close proximity or have treated these patients, that they would go out and expose other people possibly to this, that they would travel out of state, that they would go on a cruise. >> now more than 70 health care workers are being asked to sign this document. they must agree not to travel on commercial airlines or public buses or cruise ships. and they are agreeing to stay away from public places such as restaurants and stores during the 21 days they could develop symptoms. but is it enough?
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>> these are home town health care heroes who will honor that. and that is a binding legal document and order. >> reporter: the dallas county commissioner albert garcia said it is a good first step. >> well why wasn't this done sooner? >> well like i said, the interest and the common voice was not there. i'm glad that we finally came to the conclusion that these streamlined new guide lines have to be followed by everyone. this is the only way we're doing to give -- going to give people -- to feel better about the situation. >> reporter: but despite the new steps to prevent ebola from spreading, local leaders are waiting for the possibility of more of the illness. >> you cannot say never. but you can see what is happening. >> now it is worth noting there were no travel restrictions in place before this week for the health care workers. and if they violate the order
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that they signed, and they don't follow the restrictions that they agreed to, there will be a penalty. but at this point, erin, we don't know what the penalty could be. >> elena, thank you. joining me now is michael brown. he's a passenger on that carnival cruise ship that currently has the isolated passenger. thank you so much for being with us tonight. i know it has been a rather unexpected day to say the least for you, michael. the cruise ship trying to go to belize or mexico and trying to find a place to go to port. what were you aware of and what were they telling you during all of this. >> well we hadn't been aware of anything until this morning when the captain came over the intercom. we were scheduled to port intoes could a mel and i noticed on the map on the tv channel it showed our approximate location and we started to pull away from the port and it was pretty obvious that we weren't going to
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port. then we were delayed for two hours and then the captain finally said we were not going to be able to port because we couldn't get permission. so that is when everything hit the fan here and we realized that we were quarantined or the whole ship was at least having some change of pace here on our trip. >> what have they told you. we understand this is a woman who worked at the hospital in dallas, that she never came into contact with the ebola patient thomas eric duncan, but may have handled one of his specimens. but really, it was after the nurses contracted ebola, that is when was aware, oh, this might be an issue and she went immediately to the ship and said she worked at the hospital. she has no symptoms at all. have they told you all of that. has that assuaged concerns or is that a question for you? >> it has been a question the last two days. we heard somebody potentially
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would get flown out and we heard someone will get airlifted and there were rumors. they never said "ebola", they said symptoms and they kind of kept it somewhat quiet. everybody knows what they are talking about. and then they said this person is quarantined on the ship. so obviously our concern is where is this person and what kind of set-up do they have to take care of this person on the ship. i can't imagine it is a complete quarantined area. >> have they told you at all where the person is being kept or anything like that? or no. >> no, they have not told us at all. and my big concern is, my wife has immunomedications from a kidney transplant and we don't know where this person was. if she is susceptible to getting something easier than the rest of us. so we were just kind of wanting
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to know but we haven't heard anything from the captain or anybody else as to what has been done. >> well thank you very much, michael. we appreciate your time tonight. >> thank you, erin. and that lab worker of course doing the right thing in going straight to disclose who they were and what had happened in isolation. we just want to empathize the number, 74 hospital workers are now being monitored. there were 76. the difference being the two who have now contracted ebola. the mayor of dallas believes there will be a couple more that contract ebola. everyone now is in the incubation so we don't know whether there will be more. and up next, 200 kidnapped girls in nigeria and tonight word of their fate. and next, anderson cooper retracing his roots. he found out amazing stories about his ancestors.
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this week on cnn we've been sharing a series of special reports called roots. and those here at kn cnn -- cnn had the opportunity to trace our roots. tonight it is anderson cooper's turn. watch as he traces his roots through the deep south. my dad, wyatt cooper, died when i was ten. when you are a kid, you lose a parent, it is like the world as you know it comes to an end. the clocks are re-set. the calendar goes back to zero. after my dad died in 1978, it was just me, my mom and my
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brother carter. my mom and dad met at a dinner party in 1962. they couldn't have been from more different backgrounds. that is what interested me the most from my heritage, mapped out on my tree started off so apart and came together. my mom is gloria vanderbilt, grown into a family of wealth but it was a different time when parents like hers had nothing to do with raising kids. her dad died when she was annin fapt. her mom was just 18 and had no idea how to raise a child. when my mom was 10, her father's sister, gurt rude vanderbilt who founded whitney museum went to court to take custody of my mom away from my grandmother. at the time it was at the height of the depression and made
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headlines around the world. but the court decided my mom should be taken away from her own mother and raised by her aunt gur trud who she barely knew. for my mom, that wound and pain is something that has never gone away. >> when people ask my by family, they are referring to the vanderbilt side of my family. the first vanderbilt came to america in 1960. his name was vonder-built and that was a town. he was in staten island and then the family fortunes took a dramatic turn. in 1794 hi great grandfather cornelius vanderbilt was born on staten island. at 16 he burrowed money and bought a smaa small boat to car
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cargo. he under cut competitors and built a fleet of steam ships and moving into railroads. >> this is 2347b extraordinary structure. back in 1969 he bought 23 acres to build a depot for his new york central railroad. this wasn't called grand central terminal until 1913. this imposing statue of him outside of the building, i remember seeing it when i was a little kid and for years i believed that all grandparents turned into statues when they died. subsequent generations of vanderbilt, built huge mansions. excess is what they became known for. there is enormous houses in newport, rhode island that are museums to the public but many in new york have been torn down. this was my great gand mother's house that occupied an entire
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block and now a store burgdorf good mab stands in this spot. growing up, i never paid attention about the vapder builts. i read about them in school but they seemed like strangers. i was glad not to have the vanderbilt name and the baggage that came with it. i wanted to make a name for myself. >> the part of my mom's family that interested me was her mother's side. her mom was incredibly beautiful and had an identical twin sister named tell ma. their mother was half chilean. he married a chilean woman when he was the direct consulate to chili in 1965. his name was a coop --
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kilpatrick, and they called him kilpatrick because he got so much people killed. and he was deeply opposed to slavery but also deeply political and corrupt. in tracing his history of kilpatrick, i was stunned to learn the two different branches of my family nearly met in the battle of ver sacka. my grandfather was shot and wounded and had to leave the batm field. and the next day my great, great frand father joined the fight, except he wasn't fighting for the union, he was fighting for the confederacy. >> and i find it amazing two branches of my family came together here on this field in georgia. one opposed to the evils of slavery fighting for the union, the other for the confederacy, fighting to support slavery. my dad was born here in
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mississippi in 1927. though growing up as a kid, i never felt all that connected to the vanderbilt side of the family, i was interested in my dad's southern roots. my dad and i look a lot alike. this is him as a kid and this was me. my dad's dad, emmett cooper, was a farmer. i like this photo of him. the heavy lidded eyes and the air of sadness about him. he married my grandmother when she was a teen-ager. my dad was born in this house in 1927. the house my dad was born in has long since been torn down. there is no sign of it. the land is mostly forest but it is still owned by coopers. my dad wrote a book a few years before he died called families, a memoir of growing up in mississippi and the celebration of the importance of family. i reread it every year and think of it as a letter from my dad to me. >> my dad's memoirs are full of
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family stories, the tales of people whose names will never appear in history books or newspapers, but who raised families, worked hard and struggled to make a living off the land. people like my great grandfather william preston cooper. apparently he wasn't very religious and on his deathbed they tried to baptize him. he said all he needed was a woman and he wouldn't worry about dying. i was offered to go see the graves of family legends. deep in the woods we found an overgrown cemetery. >> haven't been here for a long time. >> the bowls married into the family before the civil war. >> that is grandfather burros, the mother to william preston cooper.
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>> so that is burrow cooper's wife. >> yeah. watch for snakes. >> i grew up in my dad's book, my dad's dad said he never got over killing people but he never killed anybody who doesn't serve it. >> i think it is who he was. >> and he killed men for cursing in front of women. >> and she wanted to show me another cemetery. i read about it in my father's book but never saw it. i'm trying to find this cemetery on the alabama live mississippi border. it is near a house where hi great grandfather womenom preston used to live. >> we traveled along a dirt with canyons and trees and kudzu before we find it. >> they are working to try to clear the under garage and clear
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the cemetery but it is so old, a lot of headstones have disappeared or worn away by the elements. you can't see the names of people any more. it is even hard to tell what is a headstone. >> here we found the grave of burrow cooper, my great, great grandfather. >> confederate states of america. >> who fought on the same he was shot in the right hand during the civil war. he lost one of his fingers and was partly paralyzed in his right arm. records show he struggled because of his right arm to support his six kids. he died at the age of 64. his life was a far cry from juddson kilpatrick's life. although many of my family fought for the confederacy, many
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were poor. i discovered one of my ancestors did in fact, own slaves, my great, great grandfather, who was killed by one of his slaves. it is one thing to hear about slavery, another to hear that a distant relative owned a slave. my grandmother, jenny anderson, worked in the hughes factory making craft for the war. she sold lady's hats. back in 2005 when i was in new orleans reporting in the wake of hurricane katrina, completely in the wake, i stumbled across my dad's old high school.
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this was called francis t. nichol public high school. he was the confederate general. new orleans is a city that embraces its past, even if it is painful. they don't try to erase the history, no matter what it may be. francis t. nichol's name is still etched in stone, above the front door. francis t. nichols was most likely racist, and segregationist, but they have not re moved his name from the school. it is now the frederick douglass high school. people working there said they had old files but i couldn't imagine any of them had my dad's. they showed me closets full of old records dating back to the '40s. i couldn't find anything that belonged to my dad. as i was leaving the school
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nurse came outside with a surprise for me. oh, my god. >> that is a report card, but not only that, they had the file cabinets back then -- >> this is his photo. >> that is him. there you go. >> oh, yeah. that -- oh, that is so nice. my dad's report card. it's crazy. can you believe they had my dad's report card all the way back to 1944. they just had it in a file all the way to the back. that is awesome. see, this is what i'm talking about new orleans, the history. they don't throw away the history. it is all here, the past is very much alive in new orleans. my dad worked as an actor for years, appearing on stage and tv. he even had a tiny bit part in a movie called the seven hills of rome. we stayed up late one night when
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i was a kid. >> i'll be up front. >> thanks, wyatt. >> he then became a screen writer and wrote for magazines, as well. my dad is buried in staten island, next to my brother who died in 1988. there is not a day that goes by that i don't think about them both and wonder what they would think of me, the person i've become. the thing about death is that after a while you can't remember what a person sounded like. you forget all the little things you once knew, the sound they made when they opened up the front door, the way they walked and laughed. >> my feelings about what i want my sons to be -- >> a couple of months ago clock tower radio restored an interview my father did. >> my relationship with my sons, which are both quite extraordinary. i mean, my relationship with each son is quite extraordinary. >> i listen to it in my office at work. it was the first time i had
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heard my father's voice since i was 10 years old. >> they asked me questions, asked how much does a stunt man make because that is what he would like to be. >> the thing about the past is one can't help what zip code one was born in. what country or family you're descended from. all you can do is learn the lessons of those who came before you, the stories, mistakes and successes. you can't choose what family would do. you can only choose how you want to live your own life. >> they will behave with honor and dignity. >> anderson, you know, i -- i don't think anyone watching doesn't tear up watching you listen to your dad. what was that like? >> it was extraordinary. i mean, it was completely unexpected. this group -- clock tower just did this. they didn't contact me, suddenly
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i saw it on twitter. and you know, i clicked on it and there was my dad's voice. it was really the first time since i was 10 years old. and you know, he sounded different than i remembered. but it is a remarkable thing to have. >> well, yeah, and he was talking about you. i was thinking when you said you wanted to be a stunt man, i saw the look on your face. >> now that he said it i remember it. i hadn't remembered it up until the moment i heard that, yeah. >> that was incredible. was there anything that surprised you? i mean, there is a lot obviously about your mom's family people know. but as you looked into this was there something that surprised you about the past? >> i was certainly surprised that the school in new orleans had my dad's report cards back in an old file that even survived hurricane katrina. and then i want to thank everybody at the school, the nurse who came out. that was not planned. it just happened while we were there. but i think it makes you feel connected to history and makes you feel connected to all of
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those who came before you. and whether you would agree with them or not or support them or not they are part of who you are. and it is a neat thing to look back on. >> neat, and a lesson in american history. you sort of had the lesson, the rich and the poor from the north and the south. you had all of the situations from both sides. and of course you can see anderson's interview again, and if you missed mine you can see it at cnn.com/roots. up front earlier this year, more than 200 girls were kidnapped by terrorists in nigeria. tonight, a big, big, big development. over 19 million peo. [ mom ] with life insurance, we're not just insuring our lives... we're helping protect his. [ female announcer ] everyone has a moment when tomorrow becomes real. transamerica. transform tomorrow. transamerica. when folks think about wthey think salmon and energy. but the energy bp produces up here
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to the, a potential breakthrough in the kidnapping ordeal of more than 200 school girls in nigeria. nigeria's government says it has reached a cease-fire with the terror group, boko haram. the militants there have slaughtered thousands of innocent civilians. but nigeria's government says a significant number of the girls will be freed soon thanks to the deal. there is no word yet, but we're following this one anticipating, hoping there can be a miracle.
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and this week, lisa ling is traveling to north dakota, and as you see there women are moving there. thank you for joining us, we all hope you will have a wonderful and safe weekend. we'll see you back here again on monday night. "ac360" begins right now. good evening, thank you for joining us, it has been a hectic week in the ebola crisis but still no transparency from the hospital where it all began. this week, the cdc will release updated guidelines on the gear, after admitting former gear did allow admission of the virus. and president obama drew fire from some for his choice to lead the fight against ebola. we learned that another dallas hospital worker went traveling this time on a cruise ship. plus, we got a look

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