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[08:00:20] KRISTIE LU STOUT, HOST: I'm Kristie Lu Stout in Hong Kong, and welcome to News Stream. A huge week ahead for the U.S. president-
elect. Donald Trump is set for his first news conference in over five months, but ahead of that, he's taking to Twitter to hit back at Meryl
Streep after the actress slammed him during a speech at the Golden Globe Awards.
And 10 years ago, Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone. I'll take a unique look at the smartphone's incredible impact.
And, yes, we begin with the Trump transition. And it is a very critical week for the U.S. president-elect. In a couple of days, he'll
hold his first news conference in nearly six months as he prepares to face reporters, his cabinet picks are getting ready to face the Senate, there
could be fireworks there. Jason Carroll has more.
JASON CARROLL, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress moving full speed ahead with an ambitious
agenda. Confirmation hearings begin tomorrow for some of the president- elect's key cabinet nominees, while the Senate is expected to hold a series of votes this week to begin repealing Obamacare, but details of replacing
the outgoing president's signature law still remain unclear.
REINCE PRIEBUS, INCOMING WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF: It may take time to get all the elements of the replace in place.
CARROLL: Trump will also finally answer questions on Wednesday, when he holds his first press conference in nearly six months.
The now declassified intelligence report on Russian hacks expected to be a major focus, but questions remain about whether Trump accepts the
PRIEBUS: He's not denying that the entities in Russia were behind this particular hacking campaign.
KELLYANNE CONWAY, TRUMP SENIOR ADVISOR: Hillary continues to be believed by majority of Americans as unlikable. That has nothing to do with
CARROLL: Over the weekend, Trump tweeting, "Having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing. Not a bad thing. Only stupid people or fools
would think that it is bad. When I am president, Russia will respect us far more than they do now. And both countries will perhaps work together to
solve some of the many great and pressing problems and issues of the world."
For months, Trump has cast doubts about U.S. intelligence that Russia was trying to interfere with the election.
DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENT-ELECT OF THE UNITED STATES: It could be somebody else.
Maybe there is no hacking. It could be Russia, but it could also be China. It could also be lots of other people. It also could be somebody
sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds.
CARROLL: Trump's skepticism dividing his own party.
SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R), SOUTH CAROLINA: If, after having been briefed by our intelligence leaders, Donald Trump is still unsure as to what the
Russians did, that would be incredibly unnerving to me, because the evidence is overwhelming.
CARROLL: In a new interview, President Obama did not downplay the threat Vladimir Putin posed to the United States.
OBAMA: I don't think I underestimated him. Vladimir Putin's not on our team. If we get to a point where people in this country feel more affinity
with a leader who is an adversary and views the United States and our way of life as a threat to him, then we're going to have bigger problems than
LU STOUT: And that was our Jason Carroll reporting. As he mentioned, this week several of Trump's cabinet picks will face confirmation hearings.
Now, Sunlen Serfaty spoke about the hearings earlier from Capitol Hill.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
SUNLEN SERFATY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Many of Trump's nominees for cabinet posts here on Capitol Hill need to require -- they need Senate
confirmation hearings, and many of those are setting up to be potentially a showdown. We have many Democrats not only not liking the nominees, but
they are right now trying to delay a lot of these confirmation hearings this week. So we have that.
But we also have the Office of Government Ethics really sounding the alarms on pace of these hearings, saying it is of great feeling that the
vetting for the nominees has been rushed. A lot of these nominees are not people that are known in Washington. They have very complex financial
dealings in their portfolio so the ethics office saying here, look, we need basically more time to vet these nominees
and frankly many of the nominees still have not handed over the proper financial disclosure forms and ethics forms here show they came out over
the weekend with this big letter saying we need more time.
Now the Trump transition team is pushing back on this saying that some are trying to politicize this process and senate majority leader Mitch
McConnell says there will be no delay of these hearings, that this schedule will go on as is and really suggested that all of this complaining is just
sour grapes from many people, those Democrats that did not win the White House or the senate.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
[08:05:43] LU STOUT: Now you heard in Jason Carroll's, president- elect Trump is not making secret of his desire for closer ties with Russia, but critics are fearing that he is ignoring Moscow's activities in both
Ukraine and Syria. There's also the former Soviet Republic of Georgia, which has
fallen victim to Russia's creeping mission there. As Erin McLaughlin explains, it has stolen farmland homes and in some cases entire villages.
ERIN MCLAUGHLIN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: For Georgians this is the enduring wounds of the 2008 war. Razor wire fencing scars the landscape, green signs
offers up an ominous warning. Just beyond is the breakaway region of South Ossetia.
We're only allowed to get this close in the company of Georgian security forces or E.U. monitors. They say it's for our own protection.
After all, the Russians are watching. It's here that we meet him Dato Vanishvili, Georgian. The 82-year-old is the face of this frozen conflict.
DATO VANISHVILI, GEORGIAN RESIDENT (through translator): I am from South Ossetia from Georgia. I am Vanishvili, a Georgian citizen.
MCLAUGHLIN: After he went out one day to an errand he returned to find his home in Russian controlled South Ossetia. The razor wires slicing his
land and permanently separating him from the country he calls home.
When you first saw this fence here how did you feel?
VANISHVILI (through translator): I was angry when they came. They said it was Russian territory, so if you don't want to be from Russia, leave.
Where should I go? Help me, if you can.
MCLAUGHLIN: To locals it's known as the creeping border, although Georgian officials are load to use the term. They call it the line of
occupation. To the Russians South Ossetia is an independent state and their military is here by invitation.
With each passing year the line steadily moves forward swallowing farmland even entire villages. Independent monitor says each encroachment
is a violation of international law and no one on the Georgian controlled sign of the line seems to know exactly where the line is.
This sign is meant to mark the boundary. The problem is looking around it's unclear where the so-called border begins and ends. For all I know I
could be standing in South Ossetia.
Locals complain they've been detained and fined for unwittingly crossing over. And then there's the matter of the orchard injury shedding.
Earlier this year, Russian forces plowed a 3-mile long furlough straight through it. They claim it's there for fire protection but Georgians who
cross it get detained.
The E.U. has the only independent mission monitoring this frozen conflict.
KESTUTIS JANKAUSKAS, HEAD, EUROPEAN UNION MONITORING MISSION IN GEORGIA: On the far left you can see Russian federation border guard base.
We don't know where and how far that line can move because it was never recognized. It was never negotiated. It's based on variety trouble of the
old Soviet lapse.
MCLAUGHLIN: And what message is that sending?
JANKAUSKAS: That sends the message that we are still living in the past.
MCLAUGHLIN: Near a small agricultural village this Merab Mekarishvili's former home. It was bombed during the 2008 war. Mekarishvili
was determined to remain in the house his father built, that is until the Russian fence off the village road and some of his land.
Even though the house is on Georgian controlled side of the wire he says the Russians gave him a choice. The common citizen of South Ossetia
were moved. He abandoned his home and lives nearby on what remains of his land.
Are you worried that this border is going to continue moving this way?
MERAB MEKARISHVILI, SOUTH OSSETIAN RESIDENT (through translator): We are afraid they will extend the border. We know what war means. It's better
to be like this than in war.
MCLAUGHLIN: Tamara Qoreli and her family fear that one day war will come again. To one side of their home a Russian military base, to the
other, a Georgian check point.
TAMARA QORELI, SOUTH OSSETIAN RESIDENT (through translator): How would you feel here? It is scary. Nobody knows what will happen today or
tomorrow. MCLAUGHLIN: Qoreli says she no longer has enough land to take her cows out to pasture and worries they will be blown up by left over land
Meanwhile, at the Russian base overlooking the house men in green go about their business as their children play in the courtyard.
Erin McLaughlin, CNN, near South Ossetia.
[08:10:28] LU STOUT: Now, CNN has reached out to officials in South Ossetia and the
Kremlin regarding allegations that people are losing their land, but we have yet to receive a response.
Now, Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is in the spotlight. News agencies report
the young businessman is in talks with the Chinese financial giant Anbang to redevelop a Manhattan
office building owned by his family.
Anbang is best known in the U.S. for buying New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. And it comes as there is scrutiny over how Trump and his family
would avoid conflicts of interest once he takes office. Kushner's lawyer says he is committed to complying with federal ethics law. The Chinese
foreign ministry was asked about the reports.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
LU KANG, CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN (through translator): I am not aware of the situation in the report you mentioned, but you know
after four decades of development China and the U.S. are maintaining close relations in trade. There are a lot of businesses. It is impossible for
us to comment on every trade deal.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
LU STOUT: Now turning now to the Korean Peninsula. And North Korea has a warning for
the United States, and, yes, it has to do with the latest weapon it's developed.
Paula Hancocks has the details from Seoul.
PAULA HANCOCKS, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, Kristie, North Korea has said that it could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile
at any time from any location. According to the North Korean foreign ministry official quoted on Sunday by KCNA, the only thing that is needed
is the green light is Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader. Now, they also say that the reason they have carried out this arms development, this
nuclear missile program is because of
the U.S. They say the hostile policy of Washington is what has made them carry out this self-defensive.
They have said this for years, even decades, blaming Washington for their increasing tests, for their increasing nuclear and missile program.
Now, we also heard from Washington on Sunday. We heard from the U.S. defense secretary. He spoke to NBC's Meet the Press and said that this
program in Pyongyang is a serious threat. He also said that the U.S. military would shoot down any missile that appeared to be heading towards
U.S. territory heading towards the territory of its allies.
Now, one thing that many experts have picked up, though, in this most recent statement from North Korea is that North Korea appears to be hoping
for a very different relationship with President-elect Donald Trump than it has with the U.S. President Barack Obama. They have said, referring to
North Korea by its official name, the DPRK, quote, anyone who wants to deal with the DPRK would be well advised to secure a new way of thinking after
having a clear understanding of it.
Now, Kim Jong-un in his New Year's Day address did say that he was close to test launching an
ICBM which, of course, potentially could hit U.S. mainland, and we heard straight afterwards, or the day after from President-elect Donald Trump in
a tweet, it's not going to happen. It won't happen.
But it is interesting, according to many observers and many officials, that we have seen North Korea taking a far less aggressive tone when it
comes to Donald Trump as they have not done in the past with Mr. Obama. They have certainly been more aggressive towards him. Quite simply,
experts say, because they want to wait and see what Donald Trump's North Korean policy actually is and at this point they simply don't know --
LU STOUT: Paula Hancocks there.
Now to Israel where authorities are trying to determine if the man who carried out a deadly truck attack acted alone. We are about to show you
surveillance footage of what happened. And a warning, those pictures, the video is very, very disturbing.
Now, the truck plowed into a group of soldiers in Jerusalem on Sunday. An officer and three cadets were killed. Ten people were injured.
Now, the driver was shot and killed by security forces. Let's get the latest now on the investigation into this attack. Oren Liebermann joins us
live from Jerusalem. And Oren, what more have you learned about the attacker?
OREN LIEBERMANN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, let me talk just for a moment about the victims in this case. We have just learned
that one of the victims in this case, a cadet, Edis Omah (ph) was only an Israeli soldier, he was also as we learned from the U.S. embassy an
American citizen. He was posthumously promoted to second lieutenant.
As for the investigation into the attacker who was shot and killed at the scene, he's a 28-year-old Palestinian from East Jerusalem. In fact,
from a neighborhood very close, about a mile away or so from where this attack happened.
In the ensuing investigation, police not only blocked off the entries and exists to the neighborhood for security reasons to prevent any copycat
attacks, but they also arrested nine suspects, including members of the attacker's family, including as we've learned from the family, the father,
brother, and sister.
What police are trying to figure out now is was this man acting alone, or did he have a larger
web around him? Where did the truck come from? Whose truck was it? And did he tell anyone about his plans or was this a spur of the moment
We've seen attacks similar to this, that is to say, ramming attacks over the last two years or so, although they have decreased in number, over
the last few months and one of the most difficult parts about them to stop is that they tend to be lone wolf spur of the moment attacks. That is
where Israel is focusing its investigative efforts right now -- Kristie.
LU STOUT: And the Israeli prime minister believes that there was a web behind this attacker, that the truck driver may have been a supporter
of ISIS. Did he provide any evidence to support that statement?
LIEBERMANN: Well, he didn't go as far as to say that there was a web or ISIS cell behind him. He did say, as you point out, that -- and this is
just a few hours after visiting the scene -- that the attacker here was a supporter of ISIS.
He didn't provide any evidence there. He said it's the understanding of the Israeli government, but he did point out that there's similarities
between this attack and the Nice and Berlin attacks, which is to say a truck, normally not considered a weapon, targeting a high density tourist
area which is what we saw in Nice, in Berlin and we saw it in Jerusalem. This was a popular walkway that would have had not only security forces and
soldiers, but also tourists and pedestrians.
Police were quick to point out that there is no known SIS cell and there certainly is no new known ISIS cell in light of this attack here.
What it is -- and this is one of the concerns of the Israeli government, is incitement and inspiration to attack by social media and
cracking down on that, trying to block those avenues of incitement has been a big effort of the Israeli government in recent months.
LU STOUT: Oren Liebermann there, thank you.
Now, in just a few hours, Esteban Santiago is to be charged for a deadly shooting at a U.S. airport. Surveillance video captured the moment
the gunman opened fire inside the Fort Lauderdale Airport.
Rachel Crane has more.
RACHEL CRANE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It all happens in an instant. Travelers casually walking through the baggage claim area of terminal two
when suddenly shots ring out. A security camera capturing 26-year-old Esteban Santiago wearing a blue shirt strolling alongside travelers, then
he suddenly pulls a gun from his waistband opening fire.
People scrambled to take cover as the shooter begins his deadly rampage.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He never spoke. He just walked along pow, pow, pow, pow. Just like that. And emptied the full magazine.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I sat next to her on the plane.
CRANE: This terrified passenger, seen walking among the dead and wounded in this cellphone video, recognizes her seatmate from the plane,
killed in the melee.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And she was standing right next to me. And the pops started.
We hit the ground. I turn around and she was shot in the head.
CRANE: Among the five victims is Olga Watering (ph). She and her husband were set to go on a cruise when her life was taken.
And 62-year-old Terry Andres (ph) was also killed with his spouse at his side.
RICHARD ANRES, VICTIM'S UNCLE: I can't imagine her being there and went through all this.
CRANE: Amid the chaos, there are stories of heroism. Mother of two, Annika Dean recalls one stranger willing to risk his life to save hers.
ANNIKA DEAN, AIRPORT SHOOTING SURVIVOR: A man basically climbed on top of me and told me I will protect you and it brought me comfort, you
know, during the most terrifying experience of my life. He just wanted to protect me.
CRANE: Her protector, Anthony Bardasowiks (ph), was unharmed.
Just makes me incredibly proud to hear that he did something like that.
LU STOUT: Wow, Rachel Crane reporting there.
You're watching News Stream. And still ahead on the program. Here comes the smog police. Beijing's new plan to tackle its choking pollution
as the toxic cloud moves south.
Also the legendary actress Meryl Streep takes on Donald Trump. And now the U.S. president-elect is responding. Stay with us.
[08:21:24] LU STOUT: Coming to you live from Hong Kong, you're back watching News Stream.
Now, China is hitting out at Taiwan's leader for meeting two high- profile lawmakers in Texas.
President Tsai Ing-wen held talks with U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Texas Governor Greg Abbott about expanding trade and investment.
She stopped over on her way to visit several countries in Central America. A spokesman from China's foreign ministry accused Tsai of trying
to undermine China-U.S. relations. He urged the U.S. to abide by the One China policy and holds that Washington recognizes Beijing as the legitimate
government of all China, including Taiwan. Last month, China lodged a complaint with the U.S. after President Tsai and Donald Trump spoke on the
Now after the city of Beijing choked on thick smog for days, the acting mayor has decided
enough is enough. He's promising a new environmental police force to crack down on pollution. He'll try to enforce restrictions against burning
materials such as barbecue fuel or garbage.
And last week, red alerts for air pollution were issued in more than 20 cities across Mainland China. And that wall of smog has moved south.
It's now blanketing Hong Kong.
Meteorologist Chad Myers is monitoring the situation. He joins us now. And Chad, there are reports of better air quality up north in
Beijing, haze. We're seeing it, we're feeling it here in Hong Kong. It's a tale of two cities here. How do they compare?
CHAD MYERS, CNN METEOROLOGIST: Exactly the same today, which is a little bit ironic, and I'll tell you what I mean here in a second.
The people of Hong Kong tweeting about this, talking about it on the radio, talking about it
on the television here, talking about how much smog is over Hong Kong right now. The number is 137.
Now, think about a meter box, a meter cube. And you look at all the particles that are in there and you count them all up, because machines can
do that. 137 parts per million inside that one-meter box for Hong Kong right now.
The number is always bigger than that and in the winter in Beijing. We never get down to 137 unless a huge storm blows all of that smog away.
Even right now the numbers up here -- now Beijing will be under this here, kind of the purple. Hong Kong down here. And I can zoom in. We'll zoom
in. The first place we'll go is up toward Beijing. Numbers 196, 186, 190. Those are parts per million of things you're going to breathe in.
And now we go down to people that are talking about it, how bad it is in Hong Kong. 119, 107, 104. So not even as bad as Beijing is on a good
day, and everyone down here in Hong Kong talking about how bad it is. The wind has blown it around it a bit and that has spread it into other areas
that aren't used to it. It is still, though, the core, the -- it's wintertime. It's cold. They burn wood. They burn coal just to try to
keep warm in all of these homes. That is a pollutant. Every time you burn something like that particles of ash, particles of something you are going
to breathe back in get up into the atmosphere.
So for today, Beijing is relatively good at 150 because on Sunday morning, Kristie, that number was 530. So -- it was three times worse than
it is right now, and about four times worse than it is in Hong Kong right now, then the wind blew and it got a little bit better.
But unhealthy to almost very unhealthy for the rest of the week here for Beijing. It doesn't get much better in Hong Kong over the next couple
of days either. Still unhealthy, even for today, possibly over 200 at times as that smog kind of settles. The more wind you have, the better it
is, because it mixes it up. But if you don't have the wind it just settles right over the city and that's what we have: a
cold high pressure not blowing very much, just kind of sitting there and all of those particles, all that have stuff that you have to breathe just
sitting there in the air.
Eyes are burning in Hong Kong, and that's what happens in China most of the winter.
LU STOUT: Got you. Really appreciate the comparison there. And Chad Myers reporting for us. Thank you, take care.
Now, let's stay in Hong Kong now. These two young politicians, you've got Nathan Law and Joshua Wong, they say they have been targeted by violent
Law had flown back from a forum in Taiwan when a crowd approached him at the airport, protesting the city's independence movement. Law says that
he was attacked and wounded. He filed a report with the police, no arrests have been made. And Law and Wong say that they were pursued by protesters
when the men both say they were pursued by protesters when they flew out to Taiwan a few days ago.
Now, Hollywood's Golden Globes showed it's full of famous faces, but this year someone who wasn't there became the talk of the program. What
Meryl Streep said about Donald Trump and why and how he's lashing out on Twitter.
Also ahead on the program, it's a milestone for a gadget many of us can't live without. The iPhone celebrates its 10th birthday. We'll take a
look at how it's revolutionized the way we interact with one another.
LU STOUT: Now, the Paris prosecutor's office tells CNN that police are questioning 17 people over the high-profile robbery of Kim Kardashian
West, the reality TV star. She was robbed in a Paris hotel room during Fashion Week of last year.
Now, Melissa Bell is monitoring developments in Paris and she joins us now. Melissa, I understand quite a people are in police custody. They
are being questioned. What have you been able to learn from police?
MELISSA BELL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: What has been confirmed to CNN by police is that the 17 people who are now being questioned and that began
being arrested at 6:00 a.m. this morning, not just here in Paris, Kristie, but across France and as far away as Grasse (ph) in the south of the
country are between 23 and 73 years old. We also know from the official sources at the Paris prosecutor's office that these are people who are what
the traveling community, gypsies and Roma, and that they are -- many of them known to police in the past where the French referred to and it's
essentially organized crime, Kristie.
So a large net of people that have been taken in this morning, and what the French media has been suggesting over the course theme have been
take this morning and the French media has been suggested over the course of the last couple of hours is more and more about these arrests is that
the reason it's taken so long is not that police, French police have waited -- have bungled this and not managed to get their hands on people sooner.
They have been watching closely a number of the people they've taken in for questions, but they were waiting to get the group together to find out more
about precisely who might have been involved and who it was worth speaking to.
Now, under French law, given the gravity of what went on. This wasn't simply a burglary to
remind our viewers, Kristie, but of course Kim Kardashian was held at gunpoint while the robbery took place. The politician have 96 hours in
which to question the suspects. So this questioning will last a few more days.
LU STOUT: Yeah, a major security breach for a major star. Melissa Bell reporting for us live from Paris, thank you.
Now, one of Hollywood's biggest nights is being overshadowed by politics. Donald Trump is hitting out at Meryl Streep over the speech she
made at last night's Golden Globes. While accepting the lifetime achievement award, Streep alluded to when Trump seemed to mock a reporter's
disability on the campaign trail. And while she didn't mention the president-elect by name, her message was loud and clear.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
MERYL STREEP, ACTRESS: There was one performance this year that stunned me, it sank its hooks in my heart, not because it was good, it was
-- there's nothing good about it, but it was effective and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth. It was that
moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter, someone he outranked in privilege,
power and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
LU STOUT: Meryl Streep there.
Donald Trump, of course, has responded to that on Twitter. He tweeted that Meryl Streep is
one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood, his words.
Let's get more now from Brian Stelter in New York. And Brian, again, Meryl Streep did not name him, but, of course, Trump has taken to Twitter
to respond. Tell us more about what was said, his reaction and how Meryl Streep was able to get under his skin.
BRIAN STELTER, CNN MEDIA CORRESPONDENT: Yeah, Streep accepting a lifetime achievement award went on to say that people should that that kind
of heartbreak and put it into art, infuse their art with that kind of emotion, try to make something positive out of it. She went on for several
minutes in this speech, of course, live and televised across the country. She urged reporters to be united and for the rest of the country to support
reporters. She gave a shout-out to the committee to protect journalists also saying that's going to be a central work in the years to come.
All of this relatively predictable, I would argue, Kristie. You know, the Golden Globes, one
of Hollywood's biggest nights. You would expect some anti-Trump comments from some of the people
accepting awards, but Streep's delivery, the length of her speech, the emotion of it was really captivating. Of course, it lit up social media.
What's notable here is that Donald Trump had told the New York Times a couple hours later he was not watching, but he was outraged nonetheless.
He called Meryl Streep a Hillary lover, basically dismissing her views because she supported Hillary Clinton during the general election.
He also put on screen one of his tweets where he woke up I suppose around 6:00 a.m. Eastern time, started tweeting about this and called her
overrated, among other things, dismissing her again because she voted for someone else.
He said, Meryl Streep, one of the most overrated actors in Hollywood, does not know me but attacked me last night at the Golden Globes awards.
She is a Hillary flunky who lost big.
LU STOUT: And what Meryl Streep said, it wasn't just a denunciation, it was also a call to action, you know. She called on the press, for
reporters, or Hollywood, to stand up to Donald Trump. So, how is the media industry responding to that call?
STELTER: I think a lot of people in that room, these are A-list celebrities, these are media executives. They share Meryl Streep's view on
this. And many of them made that clear during the election season.
We heard from many Hollywood celebrities supporting Hillary Clinton, denouncing Donald
Trump before election day.
I think what we're seeing now is what is this kind of resistance to Donald Trump going to look like in Hollywood? And then as a related
question, will any of it matter to the rest of the country?
There is often times this argument that the liberal elites in Hollywood do not understand the rest of the country, that there's a
cultural disconnect or divide. Some that have can be true, but Meryl Streep is one of the most famous women in the world, one of the most
beloved women in What she says does matter, it does have impact, even if she's not changing hearts and minds, she was giving voice to a big segment
of the United States that is concerned about Donald Trump about to take office.
LU STOUT: Absolutely. And Meryl Streep's speech not only got the lion's share of attention in the U.S. and around the world, but still this
is the Golden Globes, you know, it's TV and film and it was still a movie, La La Land, that made some noise of its own. Tell us how.
STELTER: That's right, La La Land in the category of best comedy or musical took home one of the biggest a lot of big prizes of the night, and
actually Moonlight, I'm sorry, Moonlight won in the best drama.
But in the other big categories it was really La La Land actually winning seven awards overall, which is a historic number for the Golden
Globes. This is a film starring Ryan Gosling and Emma STone. And this first scene of the night at the Golden Globes is all kind of created as a
tribute to La La Land.
So, La La Land a big winner, Moonlight a big winner, also the Fx series Atlanta and Fx series the People Versus O.J. Simpson, some of the
big winners of the night.
LU STOUT: All right, Brian Stelter reporting for us. Thank you, take care.
Now, Teen Vogue editor Lauren Duca is fighting back against a wave of abuse after she reported former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli
harassed her on twitter.
He first made unwanted advances toward the journalist and then he edited Duca's photos to put his face in place of her husband's.
Now Twitter has suspended him, but Duca says other users are now targeting her. She says some have threatened to hack her or release nude
photos of her.
And she is appealing to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to seriously tackle online harassment. Twitter reacted quickly this time, but it has been
heavily criticized for ignoring the abusive tweets even after they're reported.
Ten years ago, Apple introduced a new device to the world and more than 1 billion iPhones later, we look at the impact smartphones have had on
LU STOUT: 10 years ago today, Steve Jobs went on stage to unveil the iPhone.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
STEVE JOBS, CO-FOUNDER OF APPLE: An iPod, a phone and an internet communicator. An iPod, a phone, are you getting it? These are not three
separate devices, this is one device. And we are calling it iPhone.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
[08:40:30] LU STOUT: In hindsight, we know what a big moment that was, but at the time not everyone thought that the iPhone would be a
success. Now tech columnist John Dvorak said that Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone. A senior executive at Blackberry said it was insecure,
it had battery drain and a lousy keyboard.
And Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer said, quote, there is no chance the iPhone is going to get any significant marketshare.
Now, tech pundit Om Malik was at the launch and said possibilities offered by the iPhone were obvious.
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OM MALIK, TECH PUNDIT: When I used the iPhone for the first time, like when I saw,
and I said, wow, my computer is no longer shackled to my desk anymore, I can be anywhere and I can be truly free, more free than actually a phone
was. I think the speed with which things happened is definitely, you know, being a bit of a surprise, not what we can do with it, because it's
essentially, you know, was miniaturization of a computer and -- and putting it into our pocket.
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LU STOUT: A computer in your pocket. Now the iPhone, it wasn't the first smartphone, but it paved the way for our modern digital-driven life.
Just think about the many services we use today that rely on a smartphone like Uber, SnapChat, Instagram, enormous businesses today that exist
because of this.
But the power of the smartphone goes well beyond that. Billions of people around the world now have a device like this, which means they could
reach out and touch anyone else from almost anywhere on the planet, and it means that they can instantly access the sum of humanity's knowledge from a
device that, again, fits in your pocket.
Now, Malik says there is still much more to come.
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MALIK: I don't think we're done with it yet. It may be the easy part of the phone revolution is over, but it's still going to be a key part of
our, you know, future life, especially as we have more and more connected devices and more and more, you know, variables and cars which are connected
phone becomes even more integral, essentially just what the PC, you know, 15 years ago, the phone is at that point in hour life right now.
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LU STOUT: And a final word, everything you've seen in this segment, barring that clip of Steve Jobs, was recorded with an iPhone. In fact,
this behind-the-scenes look at an iPhone was recorded on another iPhone.
That's all for News Stream. I'm Kristie Lu Stout. World Sport is next.