tv Early Start With John Berman and Christine Romans CNN January 25, 2016 1:00am-2:01am PST
the big clean up begins. cities along the east coast this morning struggling to return to normal after the monster winter storm. a lot of people expecting a messy commute. we will tell you what you need to know ahead. one week to iowa. the candidates out in force trying to sway voters with just seven days until the first real test. tonight, the democrats soundoff on a town hall event.
good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. it is monday, january 25th, 2016. millions digging out this morning after the biggest storm the east coast have ever seen. people facing a daunting commute with icy roads and reduced bus, plane and train service. 1,200 flights canceled so far. at least 16 people have died so far. the snowfall totals came in at record levels or close up and down east coast. new york, 26.8 inches. you know what? new york wasn't expecting nearly that much. washington with 22.4 inches. commuters in new york are looking at a tough morning. the mta will have service restored on the seven busiest
branches of the railroad. we have more from ryan young in new york. >> reporter: you look around the city and you can see the big piles of snow. one place we are standing is here outside penn station. that is where the long island rail was shutdown for some time. we know 80% of the service will resume. 300,000 people use the rail line. it is all about the city getting back to normal. we drove in from new jersey. one thing we noticed most of the roads were clear. it is easy to get around the major intersections. all around the side streets, people are dealing with the heavy inches of snow. it is a long clean up in and around new york city. john and christine. >> ryan, what about the nation's capital? hit very hard. roads still plowed in
washington, d.c. and virginia. schools in the washington, d.c. area are closed today. let's bring in the latest with cnn's jennifer gray. >> reporter: john and christine, day two of the big dig is beginning today. we have a lot of snow to clean up. the crews have been out all night long to get the roads clear. i can tell you, pennsylvania avenue has a stack of snow on top of it, however, some of the major roads, a lot of the major arteries are getting plowed and clear. even in the downtown area, the roads are not clear. that is why the schools are closed today and the federal government closed down today as well. it is just going to take time to get this city back up and running. on top of that, we had a beautiful day on sunday. blue skies, temperatures got above freezing. we had a bit of melting going on. it will be dangerous. we will have black ice and again, that's another reason why
they canceled school as well as those government offices. it is going to take a while to get this city back up and running. we have been talking about incredible snowfall totals. dulles, ranked number two as snowiest storm ever. reagan ranked number four. the storm definitely lived up to the hype. this was epic. it is a quiet scene in d.c. the next couple days. john and christine. thank you. philadelphia lifted the snow emergency overnight giving drivers more options with their cars after they clear the two feet of snow off the cars. this will give the city a chance to restore roads to blacktop. traffic along the pennsylvania turnpike after a collision with two tractor-trailers brought the roadway and about 500 vehicles to a standstill over the weekend. we have sara ganim with more.
>> reporter: the turnpike director apologized after drivers were struck for more than 20 hours after the seven-mile bag log after the tractor-trailers caused people to be stuck in the snow. in new york and pennsylvania, an airplane hangar collapsed under the snow after the state got between 20 and 30 inches. in philadelphia, they got 20 inches of snow. the fourth largest storm on record, schools will remain closed today as city officials clean up and haul away snow and bringing it to snow melters to get rid of it. you can see students and kids who have been cooped up all weekend, releasing the energy on the steps of the philadelphia art museum. sliding down the rocky steps now the storm is over and enjoying what is left as city officials
continue the clean up in philadelphia. john and christine. >> that looks like fun. what is in store for today? let's bring in meteorologist pedram javaheri. good morning, john and christine. what a few days here back behind us when you look at the snowfall amounts that accumulated in major hubs. you can see why jfk and dulles taking the brunt with the snowfall totals. 28.4 inches in new york puts us in the record books. incredible amounts of snow coming down in a couple days time. compare this to anchorage, alaska or nome, alzheimerasklas. new york city has outdone anchorage, 26.8 inches and then baltimore exceeded nome. the temperatures will moderate
the next couple days. the rebound back up in the 40s by later this week and weekend. we know it is above freezing. that does not mean it will melt off rapidly. you look at the northeast. the moderate temperatures a bit. the sun and how it interacts with the snow because the snow is highly reflective or the color white. really reflects the energy and much of it is reflected back in the upper atmosphere. we are getting little absorption and melting to take place especially with the high buildings blocking out the sun. back to you. pedram, so it is not going anywhere. you want to look at it from outer space or as a drone flies over it? technology. this is a drone flying over staten island. very pretty. it looks so nice when it is not in the way of your commute or your walk where you don't have to shovel it. >> it is beautiful when it is
not at the end of your shovel. time for an early start on your money. ment weekend's blizzard is a costly one. between $350 million and $700 million. lost wages and snow clean up costs money. cleaning up snow in new york city costs $1.8 million per inch. this is the first big snowstorm of the year. the wild weather is what could make a dent in the economy. experts say this is not close to what we saw last year. the first quarter gdp. it hit gdp because of cold weather lasting longer and affecting a larger area. this is late in the season. the first snowstorm in northeast. $1.8 million an inch in new york city. think of that. >> a lot of money. a pivotal day in iowa.
state. hillary clinton has two endorsements from "the boston globe" and "register." jeff zeleny has the final sprint to iowa. >> reporter: one week until the caucuses and the race is deadlocked for the democrats. candidates urging voters to listen to their campaigns. hillary clinton is saying voters need to embrace her experience. this is what she said on sunday. >> why the stakes in this election are so high and we have to start to move toward nominating and electing a president and commander in chief who will continue the progress we made, make sure it is not ripped away forcing us to once again be disappointed. >> reporter: bernie sanders is asking his supporters to believe. believe in their ideals and possibility. he made a different argument as
he campaigned on sunday. he reminded his supporters, it is close and he can win if they come out and support him. >> today, we are locked in a very, very close race right here in iowa. and if we have the kind of turnout that i hope we can, we're going to win here in iowa. [ applause ] >> and if we win here in iowa, i think we will do very, very well in new hampshire. >> reporter: clinton, sanders and former governor martin o'malley will make their pitches tonight at the town hall meet g meeting. after that, campaigns are in overdrive. cultivating. is this the inspiration from the bernie sanders' campaign against the organization from the
clinton campaign that will win out here? the turnout is always important, but in this case, in particular, will there be a big turnout in 2008 for president obama or will it be in previous years. that will determine how long the presidential race goes on. >> tonight is one week before the iowa caucuses. sanders and hillary clinton and martin o'malley will go face-to-face with the voters live from des moines. chris cuomo will moderate. they will take questions from chris and large audience of iowa voters. sanders first, then clinton and o'malley. on the republican side, donald trump entering the week with a reason to smile. a fox news poll puts him in the lead in iowa by double digits. two weeks ago, he was four points behind ted cruz in the same poll. today is a busy day for donald
trump. he heads from iowa to an interview with cnn's wolf blitzer and a rally in new hampshire and back to iowa for more campaigning tomorrow. good thing he has his own plane. more now from jeremy diamond. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump delivering his stump speech in iowa with eight days to go. before heading to the rally here, he attended church services. obviously important in the state of iowa where the evangelical voters are important. he attended services for about an hour and headed over here where he did remark upon the fact he attended services and talked about how during the services they were discussing humility and wondering whether that was directed at him. of course, also, donald trump hitting his rivals and talking about ted cruz backed by oil money and talking about his position on phasing out the ethanol mandate.
talking about how that will be unfavorable here in iowa. and going after jeb bush. he talked about how jeb bush should just get out of the race. a week out from the iowa caucuses, it remains to be seen whether donald trump can turn out supporters in the droves needed for him to secure a victory next month. of course, he has a strong team in place here in iowa. they have been pretty hush-hush about the strategy they are using to make sure they get that victory and they are relying on a lot of first time caucus voters. it remains to be seen if they are turn voters out, but they are making their best effort. john and christine. >> arjeremy, thank you for that. michael bloomberg is drawing up plans for an independent run. trump says he would relish the competition and sanders says he
is confident he would win against two men who prove his point about the ultra wealthy taking control of the country. sarah palin back on "saturday night live." actually tina fey playing her. take a look. >> they stomp on our necks and say what's the big deal? take a chill pill, jill. but we're mad. we've been had and we're not so glad. quote the lorax. >> you can't stay up late enough to see. it is nice to see it here. and there's donald trump. you can't go wrong. >> he called her a firecracker. very entertaining. thanks for that. 18 minutes past the hour. three dangerous inmates on the run. how did they pull off such a
words of the paris attack eatta. the tape confirmed that the attacks were ordered by al baghdadi. six of the nine were seen executing people after their statements. the manhunt intensifies for the three men escaped from jail in california. the officials are asking for the public's help for $50,000 reward for their capture. they say all three of the men are dangerous. jailed for felonies, including murder and attempted murder. investigators from malaysia and thailand dispatched to the the coastline to see if debris washed ashore could be from flight 370. a large piece of metal was found on shore by fishermen.
severe turbulence forcing an american airlines flight to make an emergency landing in newfoundland on sunday. seven people were taken to the local hospital with injuries. the american flight from miami to italy encountered severe turbulence. and super bowl 50, the match up is said, sadly. the denver broncos are going to the super bowl with a 20-18 win over the patriots in the afc championship game. peyton manning going to the super bowl for a fourth time. this game was not over until the very end. the patriots fought and fought and fought. we show the bad, but there was so much good. they showed so much grit. struggling back and scoring after two fourth and ten plays.
tom brady is so much better looking than peyton manning. >> i cannot confirm this, but my son salesmy says peyton manning oldest quarterback to play in the super bowl. >> and there is cam newton. he passed for more than 300 yards and threw one touchdown and ran for two more. the panthers and broncos will meet in the big game on february 7th in santa clara, california. the panthers are already four point favorites. that seems to me a small spread given how good they are. although the broncos defense is really good. >> it will be a great match up. i'm sorry for you it is not the patriots. >> that's all right. it frees up a lot of time for me. i can concentrate on the election stuff. looking like a rough commute after the intense snowfall. messy roads and limited trains
the candidates on the same stage for the very last time before the voters cast actual votes. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is 30 minutes past the hour. many digging out from the biggest snowstorms the east coast of the united states has seen. officials warning of icy roads and reduced bus, train and plane service. it is 4:30 in the east and 1,200 flights not taken off. at least 16 people have died from the storm. it is likely to rise. glengary, west virginia with the most snow at 42 inches. washington got 22.4 inches. a dispute if they got more. some people in d.c. saying the measurements are not valid. in d.c., the mta says it will
have service restored in limited service. in new york city, we have ryan young with more on the clean up at penn station. >> reporter: john and christine, 28.6 inches fell in new york city. you can see the big piles of snow everywhere. one of the places we are standing is outside penn station. where the long island rail was shutdown importafor some time. 80% of the service will resume this morning. 300,000 people use the rail line. we drove in from new jersey and we noticed most of the roadways were clear. in fact, it was easy to get around most of the major intersections of the city. along the side streets, people were dealing with what you know which is difficult. heavy snow. a long clean up effort through new york city. it is something we will watch and pay attention. john and christine. >> ryan, thank you. one of the hardest hit areas in
washington, d.c., virginia and maryland. the federal government offices and schools are all closed today. the d.c. metro system is on a limited schedule. let's bring in jennifer gray with more. >> reporter: john and christine, day two of the big dig is today. we have a lot of snow to clean up. crews on the roads on trying to get them clear. i can tell you pennsylvania avenue even has a stack of snow on top of it. however, some of the major roads, a lot of the major arteries are getting plowed and cleared. in the downtown area, some of the roads are still not. that's part of the reason school was canceled again today. city of d.c., government offices and federal government closed down today as well. it is just going to take time to get the city back up and running. on top of that, we had a beautiful day on sunday. blue skies, temperatures got above freezing. we had a bit of melting going
on. it will be dangerous. a lot of black ice. that is another reason why they canceled school as well as those government offices. so it is going to take a while to get the city back up and running. we have been talking about incredible snowfall totals. dulles ranked number two at the snowiest storm ever. reagan ranked number four. the storm definitely lived up to the hype. this was epic here across the nation's capital. still a quiet scene though in d.c. for the next couple of days. john and christine. >> jennifer, thank you. the powerful winter storm brought on flooding in coastal communities during high tide in new jersey. it brought back painful memories in super storm sandy. cnn's boris sanchez has that from southern new jersey. >> reporter: john and christine, the clean up continues here in ventner city, new jersey. this a coastal city. you can see behind me when high
tide came through, it created a mess on the street. this is clear compared to where the water was in the middle of the street. trash and ice all about. i spoke to a couple who tells me this gets flooded every time there is a nor'easter. part of the reason why is there is a bay and canal that runs through this neighborhood. coincidentally as the storm was peaking, the full moon was in effect. the foot of water that came through the neighborhood. you see the high mark. the gentleman told me his garage got full of water, but he was prepared. erased several of his belonging so they would not be effected by the water. we spoke to neighbors who did not prepare for the storm. they did not put up sand bags or storm up. they said sand bags are use less. they said the water will do what
the water will do. in this case, the water did not do much damage. the area was seriously affected by super storm sandy a few years ago. fortunately it does not appear the water damage is as extensive as it was then. john and christine. >> good news on that front. thank you, boris. new information about the huge traffic jam on the pennsylvania turnpike. officials say the collision of two tractor-trailers riding in the wrong lane during the friday night blizzard forced the shutdown of the highway. trapped driver and nearly 500 vehicles for nearly 24 hours. state officials apologized and promising to learn from it. high school students from omaha, two different college sports teams stuck there. unbelievable. >> what is on tap for today's weather and when might this all melt? let's bring in meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> john and christine, good morning. the snowfall here and take a look at the perspective.
it wasn't just localized to new york. we know about 100,000 square miles of land. this area here where at least a foot or more came down in that region. that is roughly the size of the country of germany. that is how large of an area we are talking about. major airports taking on 25 or 30 plus inches and some areas greater amounts. that is why we have several thousand cancellations in the past couple days. the amount of snow in new york city, 26.8 inch, 1 inch shy of the single snowiest storm in new york city. the temperatures in the northeast are going to be above freezing. a lot of people are surprised to know it takes three consecutive days of temperatures to exceed 50 degrees fahrenheit to melt just 2 inches of snow. other variables like winds in
the atmosphere, makes a difference. with this rate, the cold temperatures expected to stay in place, several weeks and several months for everything to melt off across the region. the seven-day forecast shows the see-saw battle. it doesn't get to 50 degrees until sunday and it is short lived. back to you. >> that's good for the ski hills around here that have been struggling. they have not been able to get any snow. now they have some. for those facing the tough commute, this is a reminder. sometimes snow is prettiest when you have perspective and not if it. look at the great drone video. this was taken above the shoreline on new york's staten island. pretty. >> it is very nice. >> i hope that drone is registered. >> we should get someone in cnn in big trouble. the democrats face voters in the cnn town hall. the stage is set.
caucus and they will vote. for real. democrat candidates get together at a cnn town hall together. the cans chance to be on the same stage and chris cuomo will moderate. hillary clinton got an endorsement from "the boston globe" and one from "the des moines register." jeff zeleny has more from iowa. >> reporter: john and christine, one more week and the race is deadlocked. you can hear it from the candidates as they crossed the state urging voters to listen to their campaigns. hillary clinton is saying voters need to be with her and embrace her experience. this is what she said on sunday. >> why the stakes in the election are so high and we have to start to move toward
nominating and electing a president and commander in chief, but will continue the progress we made and make sure it is not ripped away forcing us to once again be disappointed. >> reporter: now bernie sanders is asking supporters to believe, believe in ideals and possibility. he made a slightly different argument as he campaigned on sunday. he said it is close and he can w win if they come out and support him. >> today, we are locked in a close race here in iowa. and if we have the kind of turnout that i hope we can, we're going to win here in iowa. [ applause ] >> and if we win here in iowa, i think we will do very well in
new hampshire. >> reporter: now clinton and sanders and o'malley will be on the stage tonight. after that, the campaigns are getting into overdrive. mobilizing supporters they spent months and months cultivating. the question here is this, is this the inspiration from the bernie sanders campaign against the organization from the clinton campaign that is actually going to win out here? the turnout is always important, but in this case, in particular. will there be a big turnout like for barack obama or a small turnout in previous years? that will determine how long the presidential race goes on. john and christine. >> jeff, thank you. so this is tonight. the cnn town hall. 9:00 p.m. eastern. one week before votes are cast in iowa. bernie sanders and hillary clinton and martin o'malley. chris cuomo moderates. the candidates appear for 30
minutes each from chris and the audience. sanders first, then martin o'malley and then clinton. on the republican side, donald trump entering the week with a reason to smile. a fox news poll puts him in the lead in iowa by double digits. today is a busy day for trump. he heads from iowa to an interview with wolf blitzer in new york, then to new hampshire. then back to iowa. more on the final dash to the caucuses from cnn's jeremy diamond. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump delivering his typical speech here in iowa with just eight days to go before the iowa caucuses. before heading to the rally, he attended church services here sunday morning. obviously important in iowa where evangelical voters are a
key primary electorate. he attended services for an hour and he arrived here and said he attended services and talked about the services and they were discussing humility and wondering if that was directed at him. of course, also, donald trump hitting rivals and talking about ted cruz being backed by oil money and talking about his position on phasing out t the ethanol mandate. and going after jeb bush as he typically does. he talked about how jeb bush should just get out of the race. and a week out from the iowa caucuses, it still remains to be seen whether donald trump can turn out supporters in the droves that are needed for him to secure victory next monday. but, of course, he has a strong team in place in iowa. they have been pretty hush-hush about the strategy they are using to make sure they get that victory and they are relying on a lot of first time caucus
voters. it remains to be seen if they can turn the voters out. john and christine, back to you. >> thank you. trump may not be the only billionaire in the race. michael bloomberg looking for a third party run. if trump gets a nomination and sanders gets the nomination, bloomberg would drum up a run. sarah palin giving us a great reason to bring back tina fey this weekend. fey returned as the former alaskan governor returned to endorse donald trump. it was hilarious. >> we americans are struggling. so many of us have lost our jobs at the factory or reality shows about alaska and we have seen our own children targeted by the
police for no reason other than they committed some crimes. i'm here for all you teachers and teamsters. you farmers and charmers. whether you're a mom or two broke girls or three men and a baby or a rock 'n' roller, holy roller, pushing stroller. >> she's a firecracker. she's a pistol. she's crazy, isn't she. [ cackling ] >> i love the sweater. >> the donald trump tie. he ties his ties too long. just saying. oil prices tanking. what does that mean for the stock market rally? let's get an early start on your
isis released a video of the claimed attackers of the paris attacks in november of 2015. we have nic robertson with the latest from london. >> reporter: this is a slick video produced by isis. it is 17 minutes long. it starts off with a montage of the comments and then cuts to the begin of the sequence of interviews with each of the people it says were involved in the paris attacks. three were french, two claimed to be belgian. this is in keeping with the isis
videos in the past. brutal executions of people and each execution is carried out by one of the attackers in new camouflage and equipment. they appear to be in the desert and iraq or syria. they have a message. the message is they will attack. two of them actually seem to indicate clearly their target is paris after one brutal execution, one of the alleged attackers says soon the champs eylles and the other at the foot of the eiffel tower. this is propaganda video. these guys who attacked in paris, ait all began here.
it appears these are human targets painted on a wall. >> it appears the propaganda for sure. and the flights from the u.s. to iran following a decades long hiatus. now in the wake of the nuclear deal and dropping of sanctions, the country is looking to rebuild the airline industry. senior correspondent frederik pleitgen is live for us in tehran. fred, a lot of reports that iran is looking to purchase big high cost airplanes because they need to revamp its air infrastructure. >> reporter: oh, yeah. it needs to revamp the air infrastructure in every way. airplanes are old and don't have the spare parts they need. iranian airlines are some of the most unsafe in the world. at the same time, they do and
mi anticipate a lot of people traveling here. one of the destinations they want to fly to within the next couple months is the united states. possibly new york or l.a. the transportation minister told me yesterday that iran wants to buy around 500 aircraft. about 100 short range aircraft and 400 medium-to-long-range aircraft. about 100 of the aircraft he would like to purchase from boeing. it appears american companies could get in on the deals. iranians say they want to upgrade airport as well. they want to do that as quickly as possible. they need the tourism industry on top of the oil industry they have. you can see them opening up toward the west. however, that confrontation that they have is also still there. in fact, last night, there was a video that came up of iran's supreme leader greeting the iranian guard soldiers who took
the american sailors. the supreme leader praised them and claimed their speed boats are superior to the american vessels. you can also feel the country opening up and a lot of excitement here at what many hope is an economic recovery here. >> so interesting. frederik pleitgen, thank you. this morning, authorities intensifying the manhunt for three inmates who escaped from a prison in southern california. fbi releasing a wanted poster and offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the capture. the escape was well thought out and possibly planned for months. they say all three were dangerous. jailed for felonies for murder and attempted murder. investigators from malaysia and thailand are dispatched to the coast to see if the debris that washed ashore is from
mh-370. the metal was found by fishermen on friday. >> take a look. severe turbulence forced an american airlines flight to make an emergency landing in newfoundland on sunday. several people were taken to the hospital with injuries. the american flight headed from miami to italy experienced severe turbulence. we know who will play in super bowl 50. the denver broncos and carolina panthe panthers. the fourth trip to the super bowl for peyton manning not sealed until this moment here when the patriots went for a two--point conversion. the attempted comeback failed. and the panthers crushed the
cardinals. is that ted ginn? that's cam newton. he threw for a touchdown and ran for others. they crushed the arizona cardinals. everything they wanted to do. the panthers and broncos are both number one seeds and they will faceoff february 7th in santa clara. >> were you sad? >> i was sad. they were down the whole game. they came back three times in the fourth. they had two fourth and tens in the fourth. brady found gronkowski twice. >> i have to say, your work productivity will increase. >> i can concentrate on the elections. asian markets closed higher. u.s. markets and futures are steady. the price of crude is volatile. it plunged below $27 on
wednesday. the lowest level since 2003. then surging the mentinext two . innvestors are gearing up fr the numbers. analysts expect a 5% profit decline for companies in the s&p 500. if that forecast holds, it marks the first back-to-back quarterly decline since 2009. remember 2009? that was not a great time. twitter overhauling leadership in a bid to turn around the company. jack dorsey says four of the social media companies say the executives are leaving. investors are critical of the user growth. >> turn around. bonnie tyler. "early start" continues right now.
>> the big clean up is on. this morning, cities along the east coast, struggling to get back to something close to normal after the monster winter storm. this commute is going to be awful for so many people. we will tell you what you need to know. >> don't make the commute. stay home. >> and watch us. one week to iowa. candidates out in force trying to sway voters. tonight, the democrats soundoff in the town hall event. how will it shake up the race? good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. it is monday, january 25th. 5:00 in the east. americans digging out from one of the biggest, baddest snowstorms you have ever seen. a lot of us facing a daunting commute with reduced bus, train and plane service. at least