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[10:00:16] MIKE PENCE, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: The president of the United States has every right to criticize the other two branches of



BECKY ANDERSON, HOST: The battle over the ban. The fate of U.S. president Donald Trump's controversial travel policy now being fought in the courts.

And Mr. Trump is wasting no time blaming the judiciary for allowing, quote, very bad people into the country.

We're going to get you the very latest on the fight from Washington. That's next.

Also this hour.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): I thought immediately, what does this mean? What will the future hold? This is really not a joke now, it's



ANDERSON: Fake news, real consequences: a refugee is suing Facebook after fake news on social media falsely accused him of terrorism. His story is

coming up.

And touch down, a Super Bowl LI is in the record books with a come back win for the New England Patriots and their quarterback Tom Brady. Highlights

from the game later this hour for you.

Right. It's just after 7:00. We are in the UAE. Hello and welcome to Connect the World. I'm Becky Anderson in Abu Dhabi.

Well, a rush is on to reach the United States while the window is still open for refugees and travelers affected by President Donald Trump's now

suspended immigration order.

Now, we are seeing scenes like this at airports across the country as family are reunited. But the Trump administration is moving fast to try to

shut the door once again. It has just hours left to file more papers with an appeals court to justify its temporary ban on refugees

and people from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

The Federal judge suspended the ban on Friday. President Trump insists it keeps very bad and dangerous people, quote, "out." And says Americans

agree with his order.

Well, he tweeted a short time ago, the following: "any negative polls are fake news just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people

want border security and extreme vetting. I call my own shots largely on accumulation of data and everyone know it's some fake news media in order

to marginalize, quote, lies."

CNN's Jessica Schneider has more for you.


JESSICA SCHNEIDER, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Mr. Trump launching attacks against the judge who temporarily halted his travel ban, accusing

Judge James Robart of "opening up the country to potential terrorists," even suggesting Americans should blame the judge and court system if

something happens.

All of this after calling Robert, a Bush appointee, a "so-called judge" when the ruling was handed down on Friday.

MIKE PENCE, U.S. VICE PRESIDENT: The president of the United States has every right to criticize the other two branches of government.

SCHNEIDER: Vice President Pence defending the president's tirade against the judiciary and saying the White House believes Robart's ruling will be


PENCE: We're very confident the president is operating within his authority as president.

SCHNEIDER: This intensifying legal battle comes as President Trump faces criticism for comments he made in Super Bowl interview, equating the

American government's actions with Russian President Putin's regime.

BILL O'REILLY, FOX NEWS HOST: Do you respect Putin?


O'REILLY: Do you? Why?

TRUMP: Well, I respect a lot of people, but that doesn't mean I'm going to get along with them.

O'REILLY: Putin is a killer.

TRUMP: There's a lot of killers. We've got a lot of killers. What, you think our country is so innocent?

SCHNEIDER: That remark provoking sharp rebuke from members of the president's own party.

SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL, (R) KENTUCKY: Putin is a former KGB agent. He's a thug. I don't think there's any equivalency between the way the Russians

conduct themselves and the way the United States does.

SEN. BEN SASSE, (R) NEBRASKA: There is no moral equivalency between the United States of America, the greatest freedom-loving nation in the history

of the world, and the murderous thugs that are in Putin's defense of his cronyism.

SCHNEIDER: President Trump also announcing that Vice President Pence will head a commission to investigate voter irregularities but providing no

proof that millions voted illegally, despite repeated claims.

TRUMP: We can be babies. But you take a look at the registration. You have illegals. You have dead people. You have this. It's really a bad situation.

It's really bad.

SCHNEIDER: And the president acknowledging that the timetable to replace Obamacare could take longer than promised.

[10:05:06] TRUMP: I would like to say by the end of the year, at least the rudiments, but we should have something within the year and the following



ANDERSON: All right, well, the legal battle over President Trump's travel ban could eventually reach the Supreme Court. On this, let's get ourselves

up to speed. On again, off again, that's the travel ban.

CNN Supreme Court reporter Ariane De Vogue, joining us now. And a tumultuous weekend and

the confusion, Arian, not over yet?

ARIANE DE VOGUE, CNN CORREPSONDENT: No, but it's important to realize right now that no court has actually ruled squarely on the legal merits.

That's to say no court has said whether this executive order is constitutional or not. All we have is this one district court judge, he

has halted the executive order, for now, nationwide pending appeal. And that's what's

before the Ninth circuit.

But now we understand the broad arguments from both sides, right? The opponents of the executive order say, look, it's unconstitutional. It

favors one religion over another, it discriminates based on national origin, it violates the right to travel. And on the other side, you've got

the Department of Justice that has filed briefs saying, first of all, the states bringing this challenge, have no right to be in court. They can't

prove they are harmed. And they don't have what's called standing.

And then the Department of Justice says, and the president has broad authority when it comes to immigration.

So that's where both sides are. And the Ninth circus is now considering whether this executive order is should remained halted pending appeal. And

then of course the next step could be the Supreme Court.

ANDERSON: All right, well, it continues, I guess, is the bottom line here. Mr. Trump's critics, Ariane, say his attacks on the judiciary are

extraordinary and dangerous. They say for America's democracy, the U.S. president unleashing, as you are well aware, more criticism of the federal

judge who suspended this travel ban, after calling him a so-called judge. He tweeted this, "just cannot

believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens, blame him and court system. People pouring in, bad," exclamation mark.

Just how unprecedented is it that a sitting president would - go on.

Yeah, I now you know what I'm going to ask. Go on.

DE VOGUE: Well, here's what I would say is that it's not unusual for officials to criticize court rulings, right? That's happened before. But

what makes Trump's criticism unusual is it's directed right at the judge. And that is what is concerning lawyers, actually on both sides of the

political spectrum, that his attack wasn't sort of broadly at the ruling, but it was at this judge.

And Trump isn't doing any favors, a, for his lawyers now, who have to argue before judges, and he's not doing favors for his Supreme Court nominee Neil

Goresuch who's probably facing hearings in the next couple of weeks who is going to be asked about this. That's why it's unusual what Trump's said

over Twitter.

ANDRESON: Unusual, as you suggest, perhaps not unprecedented. All right, Ariane, thank you for that.

Europe, meanwhile bracing for the populist wave that rode Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency. It could start in France, which holds its first round

of presidential voting in April. Right now, we are waiting for the Republican Party candidate Francois Fillon to speak to the media.

His campaign has been hit by allegations, family members were paid for work they didn't do. Melissa Bell joining us live from Paris.

This really puts this spanner in the works, doesn't it? It really turns on its head this first round of voting in what are these presidential

elections in France. What can we expect the candidate to say today? Is this the end of the road for him?

MELISSA BELL, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, this is what everyone had thought when we first heard that this press conference is being held.

And there are a couple of hundred journalists in that room waiting to hear from him. And they're going to be hanging on his every word.

Now, what sources close to him have said, and this is what the French press has been reporting, as we have gotten closer to this press conference, is

that fact this is going to mark a change of communications strategy. It could be that all Francois Fillon is going to announce is more of the

details of the truth of the matter, that is what actually happened and what his explanation is.

But for Penelope-gate, this inquiry that is (inaudible) that his wife and two of his grown up children were paid for parliamentary work that was

never carried out and he's decided to be truthful with the French people and therefore to battle on. Of course, we're monitoring this and we'll let

you know what he does end up telling the press.

But for the last two weeks, and it would have been two weeks on Wednesday, Becky, his campaign has really been going nowhere, because these

allegations have dominated it, they have overshadowed a campaign that had until the start of January looked absolutely unstoppable. He was the man

who was in the lead, he was the man to take on the far right. And every since he beat Nicholas Sarkozy to become the Republican Party candidate, he

had been running at what seemed like an unstoppable campaign, until it hit this road block a couple of weeks ago. Can he overcome that today?

This is the question that everyone is wondering here in France. And it will be crucial to the weeks that come. And in particular to the fortunes

of Marine Le Pen's campaign. It was officially launched yesterday. For the time being, and as a direct result of Francois Fillon's troubles, she

is top of the polls.

ANDERSON: Let's listen in, then. Francois Fillon, I think, is at the podium. Yes he is. Stand by.


[10:16:59] ANDERSON: The French presidential candidate Francois Fillon who is addressing gathered journalists on what is the so-called the fake job

scandal. Several French media outlets accusing Fillon of giving his family jobs that they never showed up for, but still got paid their wages,

according to reports, totaled more than a million dollars.

Well you've been listening to what he's saying, and let me just quote him here, "I have nothing to hide. I accept - or I cannot accept the

accusations. I cannot accept the accusation that have, he said, no foundation. I am being targeted, he said. In 32 years, I have never

broken the law and gone against my own values. This is unprecedented in the fifth public, he said.

And he defended the activities that his wife was involved in, describing her as a collaborator, which in French refers to I think in this instance

to associate in labor, somebody who works jointly or on an activity or project.

Let's bring Melissa back in for you. Melissa Bell is listening in. She's at the Paris bureau. And Melissa, what do you make of what we're hearing


BELL: Essentially what this comes down to, then, is that Francois Fillon has determined to battle on, Becky. A Francois Fillon who insists that

what many would consider the unpaid traditional work of a local politician's wife is in fact work that is worthy of remuneration.

Now, of course his word won't be the last one, Becky, as much as he'd like it to be. This is the matter of official investigation by a public

prosecutor. That public prosecutor has yet to report. If the findings go against what we just heard, and in fact it is found by the official

investigation that Francois Fillon gave official money that should be given for parliamentary work, hence the reference there to a parliamentary pass

that Penelope Fillon has been found never to have owned.

If the final inquiry finds that she was paid for parliamentary work, not for being his wife in a local constituency, but for parliamentary work to

do with his parliamentary duties that was not carried out, then that still could mean the end of his campaign.

Still, for now, he battles on. A change in his communication strategy basically over the course of the weekend, Becky, we have seen the far right

launch its campaign. We have heard a very strong speech from Emmanuel (inaudible) in front of several thousand in Lyon also on Saturday, the far

left, Jean Luc Lemenchon, hose who are absent from this political landscape for the time being are the

Republican Party, hence this conference to make a come back. Will it put the thing behind hi T

that's something I very much doubt.

So, Francois Fillon refusing to stand down, despite calls from some members of his party. We'll see whether this is enough to allow his campaign to

get kick started again.

ANDERSON: An emphatic message from the candidate as he continues his press conference. If we get any more out of that, of course, we will bring it to

you viewers. For the time being, Melissa, thank you.

Well, Israel's prime minister urging, quote, responsible nations to sanction Iran. Benjamin Netanyahu made the comments as he met British

Prime Minister Theresa May in London earlier.

Last week, the U.S. slapped new sanctions on Tehran after the country's latest ballistic missile test.

Mr. Netanyahu says other countries should follow the Trump administration's move. Perhaps not surprising words from the prime minister of Israel.

West Bank settlements also set to be high on the agenda. CNN's Ian Lee joining me from Jerusalem for you - Ian.

[10:20:34] IAN LEE, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Becky, Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is taking advantage of this new political landscape. A

year ago he was dealing with President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron. Now he has President Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May, and so he's

looking to exploit this new -- this new landscape and he has said that he is two fold on this trip, he's dealing with, one is tightening relations

with the UK and Israel, also tightening relations with the United States and having what he calls tightening trilaterally, but also on this trip,

Iran is number one on top of his agenda, this is what he had to say.


BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: Iran seeks to (inaudible) seeks to conquer the Middle East. It threatens Europe. It threatens the

west. It threatens the world. And it offers provocation after provocation, that's why I welcome President

Trump's insistence on new sanctions against Iran. I think other nations should follow suit, certainly responsible nations. And I would like to

talk to you how we can ensure that Iran's aggression does not go unanswered.


LEE: Now, Becky, he want this harder stance to be taken on Iran.

Also, though, they are going to be discussing settlements. And this is an area where it is unlikely that he'll see eye to eye with the UK government,

because they have said that settlements undermined trust when it comes to the peace process.

In the past few weeks, we have seen Israel announce a number of new settlements units, over 6,000 in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. Israel

doesn't see settlements or settlement contructions as an obstacle to peace, although there is that - the two the UK and Israel will disagree with that.

We'll also be watching what happens when he visits with President Trump. President Trump also not saying what his position is on settlements yet,


ANDERSON: Ian lee is in Jerusalem for you viewers. Thank you, Ian.

Still to come tonight, we'll look at why this passport stamp kept the former prime minister of a close Washington ally out of the United States,

for a little while at least. We speak to him, up next.


ANDERSON: Oh, hello. Sorry about that. Let me just finish what I'm doing here. Yeah, what I'm doing it's has been pretty tricky for some people to

get into America over the last week or so. But I was just there jotting down here a checklist of what it might take to easily sail through U.S.

Immigration. It might look like this: leading a very close NATO ally of Washington's for seven years, letting you meet not one, but two American

presidents that you founded a group promoting human rights and you still have a diplomatic passport, well, you would be wrong,

because the former prime minister of Norway Shale Magnay Bondavik has all of that, and he says he

got stopped from going into the U.S. for more than an hour last week because of this: a 2-year-old visa stamp for Iran in his passport.

Well, to understand more of what happened and why, perhaps, Kjell Magne Bondevik joins me now over Skype from Spain for you this evening.

Just briefly, in your own words, do explain what happened at Dulles.

KJELL MAGNE BONDEVIK, FRM. PRIME MINISTER OF NORWAY: I arrived at Dulles Airport at Washington, D.C. last Tuesday for attending several meetings

also with the partners of the Oslo Center in D.C. And I used, as I always have done, my diplomatic passport and so- called ETSA visa which is

Electronic Travel System Authority visa. I was - when they found that Iranian visa,

where I was was December 2014, they said that there was a law regulation that with such a visa I had to be felt up. And of course I accepted that,

despite I have been traveling into U.S. with visa travel papers many, many times, also only one year ago.

But when I presented myself, my documents, and informed them that I had diplomatic passport, because I was a former prime minister, I assumed, and

I presumed that they would let me go immediately, but they didn't.

And I was there for an hour. And they also asked me several questions about why I was in Iran and I explained that to them, that I was there to

speak at the conference about the extremism and violence.

So I was really surprised and provoked, being a former prime minister from a close friend of

the U.S. and NATO ally, in Norway.


I can get your point here. Just to be clear, as far as I understand it, this issue that you were held up on was the result of an order signed by

President Obama before he left office. But I think the point is this, how does this entire experience make you feel?

BONDEVIK: Well, I found this very provoking and strange. I was brought in to a room with a rather many other people. I think most of them from

countries like Iran and Somalia and maybe they had more problems than me.

I accepted that they should find out. But why did they ask a former prime minister several

questions about what I did in Iran, what I should do in the U.S., did they really believe that I represented a problem or a threat to the U.S.? I

expected that they should show more flexibility and wisdom how to tackle such a situation.

ANDERSON: All right, well, Kjell, let me bring up the map very quickly showing all the

countries targeted by President Trump's travel ban. It's on pause for now, of course, because some American judges have struck down parts of it. But

it was a sweeping order.

Now we have made it clear that you weren't necessarily caught up in any specifics here, but it

was the, I guess the kind of white noise around this order that you were affected by, perhaps the atmosphere, at immigration. What's your reaction

to this order? And to Mr. Trump generally, after more than two weeks with him in the White House?

BONDEVIK: I'm very strong against his immigration policy and this least of seven Muslim countries that should be denied access to the U.S. I really

dislike that he's treating people from some Muslim countries like groups not as individuals. This is in strong contradiction to my view on human


And I also must say that I dislike very much his approach to other international leaders. For instance, the prime minister of Australia, the

president of Mexico and how he's acting now in the international community.

I'm really concerned. And many Morway and other countries are also concerned about this.

[10:30:48] ANDERSON: With that, we're going to leave it there. We thank you very much indeed. I hope we haven't disturbed you too much in Grand

Caneria (ph). Our guest for you this evening, Thank you.

Taking a very short break. Back after this.



[10:35:05] ANDERSON: Well, humanitarian aid flowing into eastern Ukraine. After days of

shelling, the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian rebels have exchanged fire now for days. And

workers are giving those affected food and medical help.

But Russia and the Ukraine blame the other for the fighting. In a phonecall with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Donald Trump pledged

to help restore peace along the country's eastern border. His Vice President Mike Pence tells ABC News, Mr. Trump wants to work with Russia to

find a solution.


MIKE PENCE, VICE PRESIDENT OF HTE UNITED STATES: We're watching and very troubled by the increased hostilities over the past week in eastern

Ukraine. I know the president had a conversation with Vladimir Putin.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, ABC NEWS: Did he say he was troubled?

PENCE: They spoke at that time about Ukraine and I expect those conversations are going to be ongoing.


ANDERSON: Well, as they talk the talk, people of course in eastern Ukraine have got to walk the walk, as it were, daily life continues. How is it?

Well, Phil Black joining us from there - Phil.

PHIL BLACK, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Hey, Becky, here in the east, after days of some of the most, really the most intense violence this

region has seen in recent years, things have eased somewhat over the weekend. It means that the Ukrainian government forces and

pro-Russian separatists are still shooting at each other, particularly once darkness falls.

But the artillery fire that was being exchanged through much of last week, simply not the same

intensity as it was. And it was really the intensity, the scale of that artillery jewel if you like, that made that violence so extraordinary and

which drew such a heavy cost.

At least two dozen people were killed, many of them civilians, and of course a great deal of

damage to civilian infrastructure as well, which has seen so many people enduring these bitterly freezing winter conditions with no electricity,

heating, or running water.

Now, because of the pause in fighting in recent days, particularly during daylight hours, some work has gone towards fixing that infrastructure. And

tonight, as darkness falls, we are again hearing reports that the fighting, the shooting, has started again.

So, where to from here isn't entirely clear. But Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke to Donald Trump on the phone yesterday. What the

Ukrainians want is a big, strong gesture of support from the United States. And President Poroshenko implied that he got something like that in a

statement that followed the conversation.

But the White House statement regarding that conversation didn't use that sort of language, he talked about a good phone call in which President

Trump expressed his willingness to work with all the parties to the conflict, including Russia, to try to find a solution.

Now, that's the sort of language that makes people in this country increasingly nervous. What they want to hear from Donald Trump is very

strong public language that says he is behind Ukraine. He is behind them 100 percent in their efforts to repel Russian aggression and of course take

back the territory that they have lost through almost three years of fighting, Becky.

ANDERSON: Phil Black reporting for you. Thank you, Phil.

You're watching Connect the World. I'm Becky Anderson. We are live from Abu Dhabi this

hour. Up next, we're going to take a look at the problem of human trafficking here, and what is

being done to help the victims.

That's coming up. Do stay with us.


[10:41:55] ANDERSON: Tokyo, London, New York: in every corner of the world every single day, people are trafficked around like merchandise, forced

into things like sexual slavery. Nowhere and no one is immune, including here in the United Arab Emirates where a hand full of cases are reported every year.

They are taking steps to eradicate the crime and punish anybody involved. But, of course, helping victims is just as important.

CNN's Muhammad Lila went to hear the story of one victim here in Abu Dhabi who escaped to a shelter run by the government.


UNIDENTIIFED FEMALE (subtitles): All I could feel was that someone was touching me and that my clothes were being removed from my body.

Everything I could understand bu couldn't react there was no life in my body, nothing was making sense.

LILA: She is bravely sharing her story, asking us only to hide her identity. We'll call her Richma (ph).

She was just 20 years old when she came to Dubai thinking she'd be working in a beauty parlor. Instead, the people that brought her here took her

passport, drugged her, and trafficked her for sex.

[08:35:15] UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE (subtitles): There would be 22 men each day. There was a man standing guard outside. He would lock me in from outside.

He told me this is what you have to do here.

LILA: After two months of being raped, she pretended to be sick, and when her captors took her to the hospital, she ran barefoot to the nearest

police station.

In recent years, police have been cracking down on trafficking, with officers getting specific training on how to identify and help victims like

Richma (ph).

They told her she was safe and they brought here to this Yuwa (ph) Shelter for victims of human trafficking.


(on camera): Thank you for allowing us to come.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You are most welcome.

LILA (voice-over): From the outside, it looks like an ordinary house. On the inside, it's this incredible safe haven, a place where victims get a

chance to feel normal again. With daily chores, art classes and bunk beds, all to make it feel like home, with social workers and psychologist to help

them recover.

(on camera): People don't necessarily associate trafficking with a country like this.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Actually, trafficking is associated every single place in the world. Not only poor countries or disaster countries, associated

with all countries.

LILA (voice-over): The first Yuwa Shelter (ph) opened its doors nearly 10 years ago, with a federal mandate to rescue and rehabilitate victims giving

many something they thought they would never get, a second chance at life.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE (subtitles): All the (inaudible) treat us like we are their daughters.

LILA: There is even a room specifically for children, the youngest trafficking victims with stuffed animals, toys and cartoons.

For Richma (ph), this hits hard and close to home. She is pregnant. It happened when she was being held captive. Now that she's free, she's going

back to her home country to deliver the baby. But like so many victims, she leaves with a sense of guilt.

[10:45:19] (on camera): Who do you blame for all of this?



UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE (subtitles): I think it's my own fault. I came here on my own decision. I wouldn't have come, my father had told me not to go.

If I listened to him then none of this would have happened.

LILA (voice-over): How can you console someone who didn't do anything wrong but still blames herself.

(on camera): I want to tell you this. We cover stories of trafficking as part of this series for CNN. This is not your fault.


LILA: You didn't do anything wrong.


LILA: You did everything right. You should never feel as though this was something that you yourself caused. These were bad people that did this to



LILA (voice-over): It will take months, maybe years for Richma (ph) to fully recover. She says, she prayed to God every night to set her free, and

now, thanks to the support she's gotten, her prayers have been answered.

Muhammad Lila, CNN, Abu Dhabi.


ANDERSON: Well, Mohammad is with me now in Abu Dhabi. And I know you've - Muhammad you've got an update on this report just today?

LILA: It's an update I'm glad we can report here on this show based here in Abu Dhabi.

You saw at the end there this victim, this courageous victim who is speaking out talked about wanting to go home. Well, I can now report that

she is safely at home. That's where she wanted to be. That's where she wanted to deliver this child that she plans to keep, by the way. So, she

did in the end get what she wanted.

She went through this horrific ordeal, got tremendous support while she was here. And now she's one step closer to getting on with her life.

ANDERSON: You just got back to the office after a very, very long flight. And on your way when you landed, tell us what you saw at the airport?

LILA: Well, this is a good question, because, you know, trafficking often starts at airports, that's where people sort of are smuggled in or people

lie and get fake documents. There's a sign up in the airport that you would see that talks about trafficking and signs for trafficking and I even

took a picture just to Instagram it to show people. You know, it's actually a

progressive move. And people at airports, the airport agents, police at the airports, and even the customs and immigration officials, they get

specific training on signs to look for, for when someone might be trafficked. It's actually quite progressive for the Middle East, because

so people pass through this part of the world every single day.

And for them to have those tools, it's another sort of thing in their arsenal that can help put an end to this trafficking, that like you said,

happens not just here, but everywhere in the world.

ANDRESON: All right, Muhammad, thank you for that.

Muhammad Lila is in the house.

The CNN Freedom Project is teaming up with young people around the world for a unique student-led day of action against modern-day slavery with a

launch of My Freedom Day on March 14.

Driving My Freedom Day is a simple question: what does Freedom mean to you?


BOY: I come from Kenya. Freedom to me means going to school. What about you?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think for me freedom is the ability to be yourself everywhere.

BOY: Do you know that 14th of March is My Freedom Day? All kids need freedom to grow big and strong.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Huntington High School loves My Freedom Day.


ANDERSON: Well, send us your answer to that question via text, photo, or video across social media using the My Freedom Day hashtag, that is


Live from Abu Dhabi, this is Connect the World. We will be right back after this short break. Do not go away.


[10:50:39] ANDERSO: Right. It's 10 to 8:00 here in the UAE. This is Connect the World. I'm Becky Anderson. Welcome back.

It has been described as one of the greatest come backs in sporting history. The New England Patriots were down and out facing a 25 point

deficit in the Super Bowl. Even if you don't watch NFL, and don't even like it, this was phenomenal as a come back, inspired by who else, but a

man by the name of Tom Brady brought them their fifth American pro-football title and heartbreak for the Atlanta Falcons.

Hines Ward joining me now from Houston.

And Hines, what were the highlights of the game for you, mate?

HINES WARD, FRM. NFL PLAYER: Well, it was an epic battle, but to me the play of the game had to come from Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman.

He makes an acrobatic circus catch that initially when I looked at it I thought that it was incomplete. I thought he didn't catch it, but look at

the concentration and the great effort to go out and get this ball. And you get greater appreciation in slow motion, the effort, the determination

to come up with the ball.

That was a huge catch for the Patriots that led them down there to tie the game up, but then came running back, James White who had three touchdown on

the night, ended up saving the game, winning it in overtime to give Tom Brady his fifth Super Bowl ring and fourth Super Bowl MVP.

ANDERSON: I know it was a particularly special night for him even before the game began. It's his fifth Super Bowl win. Do you think he's the

greatest of all time?

WARD: There's no question, Tom Brady is the greatest of all time. I have been saying it the whole time. I mean last night, he proved it. Late in

the third quarter, given an opportunity to get the ball, they're down 25 points, I saw Patriots fans, they were leaving the stadium because they

thought there wasn't a chance that the Patriots could come back.

But then there's just something about Brady and Belichick that you just can't count out. The

coach and Tom Brady, the greatest of all time led the team back in the greatest come back in Super Bowl history and Brady becomes the first

quarterback to win five Super Bowls, four Super Bowl MVP. And after the game, I spoke to Brady and congratulated him. And he told me he was

exhausted both physically and mentally. He definitely left it all on the field.

But what an emotional night for the Brady family. Tom Brady dedicating this game to his mother. For the last year, she has been dealing with

illness and hasn't been able to attend the games. And after the game, I went up and gave momma Brady a big hug just to tell her how special her son

was. And the man who has Brady's back from day one, especially during Deflategate saga was his father Tom Sr. And after the game, I got a chance

to talk to him.


TOM BRADY SR., TOM BRADY'S FATHER: Tom is a five-time Super Bowl champion, and nobody's every done that, nobody lead the same team and the same coach

and same owner. He loves his players. He loves his teammates more than anything.

And as a parent, I couldn't be any more happy to see my son absolutely elated about how things have worked out.


WARD: And Becky, check this out, Tom Brady jersey is missing. Apparently, someone mistakenly picked it up and took it away, so if you got Tom Brady's

Super Bowl jersey, please put it on eBay or send him a message, tell him you got it. You made a mistake, because you've got to have your Super Bowl

jersey there, Becky. You can't win a game like this and not have your jersey.

ANDRESON: No, no. If you're out there, do not put it on eBay, that would just be absolutely wrong. Send it back to him, or send it to Hines and

he'll get it back to him.

All right, mate. Thank you very much indeed. Good stuff.

Tonight's Parting Shots, the Super Bowl ads took on a multicultural tone amid the backlash

against the Trump administrations policies, there were messages of diversity, of immigration and

of inclusiveness.

Check out this TV spot from Coca-Cola for example.


ANDERSON: Yep, that same multilingual version of America the Beautiful. Coke ran this same ad in 2014, but revived it again in year. Meanwhile,

AirBnB had this message.

The accommodation sharing site says the world is more beautiful the more you accept.

And Budweiser had one of the most polarizing commecials in the Super Bowl. A retelling of its origin showing founder Adolphus Busch journeying from

Germany to America to seek a better life.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You don't look like you're from around here.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Melcome to America.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You're not wanted here. Go back home.


ANDERSON: What did you think of this year's Super Bowl ads? Do let us know. You can always get in touch with the team working with us around the

world by going to the Facebook page, wanting to make sure that those ads, those clips are on that.

I'm also going just going to ask the producers sitting out there in the studio, whether she can get

Giselle Buchen, the girlfriend of Tom Brady, you should have seen her reaction at the end of the game last night.

So Giselle will be on the Facebook page for you, if you haven't seen it, catch up with us a little bit later on after the show.

Get in touch with me on Twitter, Tweet me @beckycnn.

That was Connect the World for you. Thank you for watching.