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Trump to Reveal White House Middle East Peace Plan; Netanyahu and Rival Gantz Both Met with Trump; Israeli Prime Minister Indicted After Withdrawing Immunity Request; China Says Coronavirus Can Be Spread Through Contact; Wuhan Coronavirus Death Toll Now Over 100; Hong Kong Closes China Borders as Coronavirus Spreads; Britain Decides to Use Huawei for 5G Network; Authorities Detail Moments Before Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant. Aired 10-11a ET
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BECKY ANDERSON, CNN HOST: Tonight, impeached and indicted. Seems like a good time for a distraction. Their plan for peace in the Middle East.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I think they should stop people from mainland China from entering Hong Kong.
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ANDERSON: Hong Kong is sealing itself off from what China is now calling a demon virus.
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CROWD SHOUTS: Kobe! Kobe!
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ANDERSON: We're learning new details about the crash that killed basketball icon Kobe Bryant.
It is 5:00 p.m. in Ramallah, same time in Jerusalem, 10:00 in the morning in D.C., and 7:00 at night here in Abu Dhabi. I'm Becky Anderson. This
hour, we are connecting your world.
Three years in the making, a deal only Jared Kushner could do. At least that is according to the U.S. President Donald Trump who, in the coming
hours, will unveil his long-awaited Middle East peace plan. That will be at the White House spearheaded by his son-in-law. It aims to end the decades-
long Israeli Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be by Mr. Trump's side for a second day.
Making news of his own in recent hours, formally indicted on bribery and fraud charges in Israel after dropping his request for immunity.
Well we know Mr. Trump likes to call his Middle East peace plan the deal of the century. It would have to be to solve what is one of the world's most
intractable disputes over land, sovereignty and heritage. Here's how he seems to view the prospects of success.
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DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: They say it's probably the most difficult deal anywhere and of any kind to make. In the business
world, when I was back in the business world, when a deal was tough, people would jokingly refer to it as, this is tougher than Israel and the
Palestinians getting together. And that's what I've heard all my life. And so, we'll see what happens.
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ANDERSON: Well, it seems little doubt Palestinians will reject the deal outright. For starters, they were not part of the negotiations and have
already called the plan dead on arrival. In fact, the chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat told me earlier this week there's been no contact
between the Palestinians and the White House since the end of 2017. That is when Mr. Trump, of course, announced that the U.S. would recognize
Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Let's connect all of this together then with our team. CNN's Oren Liebermann is in Jerusalem. Sam Kiley joining us from Ramallah for reaction
there from the West Bank. And Jeremy Diamond is in Washington. Jeremy, ahead of what is this big reveal.
Donald Trump said, and I quote, we have something that makes a lot of sense to everyone.
That is how he described this package of proposals. Do we have any detail at this point?
JEREMY DIAMOND, CNN WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: You know, we've got very few details so far as to what exactly is in this plan. Look, we know this
is going to be the political component of the administration's peace proposal. They released the economic component back in June which proposed
a $50 billion of investment in the Palestinian economy over ten years through a mix of investments and loans.
And all of that, of course, was speculative and was contingent on a political resolution to the conflict. And that is what we're expecting to
see today from the administration. But again, this is largely viewed as dead on arrival already in the region because of the politics, of course in
Israel, but also because of the way that the Palestinians have already been dismissing this plan out of hand. And we do expect that this plan will
largely be skewed in favor of Israeli demands.
Look, I've met with Trump administration officials who have been working on this plan for the last three years and one of the things that they have
repeatedly emphasized is this notion that Israel has more security needs today than they did when there were previous negotiations. And they
certainly plan to take that into account.
So I think it's notable when we have seen the Israeli Prime Minister as well as his opposition leader Benny Gantz, both of them now supporting the
annexation of the Jordan River Valley. Of course, Gantz said that he would do so in coordination with the international community. All of that coming
shortly before the release of this plan. I think it tells us something about what we can expect here.
And there is, of course, speculation, questions as to whether or not this plan will greenlight Israel to move forward with some annexation of the
Palestinian territory. So regardless of whether or not this plan is actually palatable to the Palestinians, whether or not it can actually
become an actual peace agreement, this will have major implications on the ground and major implications for the future of the peace process.
ANDERSON: Oren, what is the perspective there in Jerusalem?
OREN LIEBERMANN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is almost certain to give a yes to whatever this plan has unless
it's skewed so heavy heavily towards not only Israel but towards also the settlement movement in the West Bank that he has no reason to doubt it.
It is worth noting that the Yesha Council which represents settlements in the West Bank, has said Netanyahu should reject any plan that calls for any
sort of Palestinian state in any way. Even if that means they don't get sovereignty. So there's been a clear voice there coming out against this
plan before we even see its details. That base, that settler base, which is important to Netanyahu, will be very important to listen to and to see how
Netanyahu plays that.
There is a sense here that there's a lot going on in Jerusalem and perhaps this is all choreographed very carefully by Netanyahu who is the kind of
Prime Minister and leader who knows his options and tries to use them the best he can. Why? Because as he's meeting Trump in the White House and will
be standing next to Trump for the unveiling of this peace plan.
The indictment formally comes against him on charges of bribery and fraud and breach of trust which in Israel is a single charge. It's worth noting
that minutes after that was released, the Prime Minister's office put out a statement saying, right after Washington, Netanyahu will jet off to Moscow
to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin to update him on the deal of the century. There are many here who see that as essentially a euphemism or
code for Netanyahu going to Moscow to pick up a jailed American Israeli backpacker who might be pardoned by Putin to bring her back home.
That would mean as Netanyahu lands the picture of an indicted Prime Minister will be him essentially saving, will be the view here, this young
American Israeli woman. The feeling again that gives you a sense that this is all carefully planned and orchestrated to sort of choreograph the
picture when Netanyahu returns with a plan that we'll see how palatable it is not only to him, the settlers and of course, for the Arabs and the left
ANDERSON: To your slightly earlier point about this indictment. The former Israeli defense minister Avigdor Lieberman, no friend, it has to be said,
of the Israeli Prime Minister. Very critical of Benjamin Netanyahu's motives. He says, and I quote.
Netanyahu has taken a political plan and turning it into a survival plan for him personally. Everyone understands that. 34 days before an election
it is impossible to start a deep, meaningful discussion. Certainly a fundamental discussion.
How widely reflected in Israel is that view?
LIEBERMANN: I would say quite widely now given the timing of all of this. Given Netanyahu's political situation. The indictment, how difficult it is
to be elected. The fact he's failed twice to win an election and form a coalition government. There is widespread perception that this is an
attempt and the release of the plan is an attempt by the Trump administration to try to get Netanyahu over the line.
And Lieberman says it there. The former defense minister Avigdor Lieberman, that is saying this's what this is all about. That Netanyahu is using cover
of the release of the plan to sort of distract from the indictments and that would be the trip to Moscow doing that as well.
The question here, and this is something we'll be asking repeatedly over the course of the next 34 days, does any of this really change any votes?
And that, at least right now, is a very unclear question. And there's very little sense of, does it really change the picture of Israel's elections,
or is there more political deadlock here?
ANDERSON: Sam, we're two hours out and change from the release, the promised release of the details of this Donald Trump Middle East peace
plan. The Palestinians have already described this as the hoax of the century, dead on arrival. And that is before the details are released. We
know there's been no contact between the Palestinians and the White House so we're told for a couple of years. Now critics might say this is perhaps
rather short sighted. Your perspective.
SAM KILEY, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, from the Palestinian Authority's perspective and indeed the Palestine Liberation
Organization -- which is you know is a collection of Palestinian militant and liberationist groups led by Fattah, the main political party here on
the West Bank. They're all going to gather with their leadership to watch on the television as this plan is rolled out.
As you say rightly, Becky, they have already rejected it out of hand.
Would this be a short-term error on their part? Well they can always backtrack on that if there are elements of it that would surprise them. But
they do not anticipate any great positive surprises. Really, one of their principal concerns here on the West Bank and indeed in Gaza where there
have been already some demonstrations against the plan, -- even though it's not even published yet -- is that what gets offered as a framework for
future talks would, at best, from what they have seen, been leaked out of Washington and here in the Middle East, would, at best, be a kind of state
minor. A state that perhaps has no international borders, perhaps no right to construct foreign policy, no security forces of any significance.
And we've been out on the ground talking to people here at Lime (ph) Square where the Palestinian authority did call for widespread protests. The call
has not yet been answered at any rate. There was unanimity though among the people that we chatted with. It's not a scientific survey, of course, but
they said, look, we expect nothing at all from this plan other than everything that is going to be in Israel's interest, driven entirely by
Donald Trump. And asked why is that, they say, well, just look at the way Donald Trump has behaved and his government has behaved.
They point to Mike Pompeo saying that the Jewish settlements on the West Bank are not illegal. Which is how they're seen by the United Nations and
others around the world. They point to the movement of the embassy of the United States to Jerusalem. And the verbal recognition of Jerusalem as the
undivided capital city of the Jewish state.
Thereby, in the Palestinian eyes, ruling out any possibility that they may lay claim to at least a share of Jerusalem as their future capital. One of
the key issues that, in the past, was subject to negotiations. So in that context, very little hope at all being pinned to this.
ANDERSON: Sam Kiley is in Ramallah for you. Let me just return to Washington and all our correspondents available to you folks over the next
two to three hours as you would expect here on CNN as we continue to work towards the public release of this Middle East peace plan from the White
Jeremy, down the road from the White House, President Trump's lawyers will make or certainly start their final day of defense arguments in what is his
impeachment trial. Just an hour after the release of the details of this plan. Now Donald Trump's critics suggesting that the timing of this release
is an effort to distract from the President's problems at home. Is that fair?
DIAMOND: Look, it's a fair thing to kind of consider and mull over, right. There's a lot of interesting things about this timing, not only because of
the impeachment trial that President Trump faces, but also because of the circumstances that Benjamin Netanyahu finds himself in with this looming
election, this formal indictment today on these three corruption charges. So all of that is notable.
At the same time, we know this administration has repeatedly wanted to release this peace plan previously. In fact, it's been delayed for nearly a
year now. And that is because of the political situation in Israel. Previously they had waited for successive elections to see if they could
kind of get an election, get a governing coalition established and then release the peace plan. And they waited after the last two elections and
ultimately, they made the calculus that rather than wait for an outcome of this third election -- which again could be similar to the outcome of the
previous two elections -- they were instead going to put the plan forward and see what happens.
One of the hopes in this administration is that this will help Israel actually form this kind of broad-based governing coalition between
Netanyahu and Gantz. So we'll see if indeed that happens.
ANDERSON: Jeremy Diamond, Oren Liebermann and Sam Kiley joining the dots for you on what is an incredibly significant story. Not just here in the
Middle East but around the world. And we will be breaking news and breaking it down for you on CONNECT THE WORLD. We are expanding into a three-hour
show today making sure that you are across all of these events as they happen, getting you reaction from all sides.
And also coming up this hour -- Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks out about the illness that is rattling nerves across the globe. Calling the
coronavirus outbreak a, quote, demon. We'll have the very latest on that for you just ahead.
Plus, tennis star Novak Djokovic speaks out on his friend and mentor Kobe Bryant. His emotional response to the tragic death of the basketball
legend. That coming up.
ANDERSON: This hour, China isolated from the world. Cities on lockdown, borders beginning to close, flights getting canceled and travel warnings
being issued. The reason? Well and epidemic that President Xi Jinping is now calling a, quote, demon.
Chinese officials are now saying that the virus can be spread through simple contact. And what does that mean? Well, if you just touch an
infected person or an infected person touches a surface, that you touch, you can get sick from that. That is a big change from what we used to think
was the only way to spread this being coughed or sneezed on.
You can see how deadly the virus is by the number of people that it's killing, 24 people died on Monday alone meaning 106 have now been killed in
mainland China. With more than 4,500 confirmed cases. That is a jump of nearly 65 percent in reported cases just over the course of one day.
But do bear in mind officials now do know what to look for and there are more screenings taking place.
We're following this story from the Chinese capital with David Culver in Beijing and Blake Essig is in Hong Kong -- a place that is right now an
incredible scene. Sealing itself off from the mainland. David, let me start with you. You are hearing of increased cases of, as I understand it,
discrimination, segregation and the ostracizing of people from Wuhan by other Chinese simply out of fear of their being contagious. Is there a
sense of constant fear and has that been driven or hidden by state media?
DAVID CULVER, CNN CORRESPONDENT: And part of the drive behind that, Becky -- because this is going on and social media certainly is talking about it
a good amount -- is what you mentioned in the top there. The fact that that, according to Chinese health scientists is that this contact would
allow for the spread of the virus and the concern that within the incubation period, which is anywhere between 1 and 14 days, somebody who
has potentially been exposed could also be a carrier and could transmit within that two weeks' time.
So that explains some of the fear that is fueling this really discrimination, segregation, ostracizing of some of these folks who are
from Hubei province and from Wuhan in particular. And we're seeing on state media, they're coming up even with some editorials expressing concern over
this. And saying, look, during this time, there's a lot of fear. There's, obviously, a lot of concern behind this. But don't allow this to be the way
you carry things out. Instead, let's all get together and work through this and fight through this as one.
So they're trying to bring some healing in that, but it's creating a lot of difficulty, no question.
Meantime, we know that folks are trying to leave the lockdown zone and those evacuations are under way right now.
CULVER (voice-over): Leaving the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus, American Priscilla Dickey and her 8-year-old daughter, Hermione, record
their drive to safety.
PRISCILLA DICKEY, U.S. CITIZENS STRANDED IN WUHAN, CHINA: I've never seen this road this empty in the middle of the day.
CULVER: Arriving at a desolate Wuhan airport headed back to the U.S.
Hermione Dickey: I'm trying to get a ticket to the plane.
DICKEY: Yes, trying to get on the plane.
CULVER: We video chatted with the pair the night before the flight. They were among 240 U.S. citizens, including diplomats and their families
granted special approval to get out of the lockdown zone.
HERMIONE DICKEY: I'm already all packed. My bag is over there.
CULVER: Retreating from the front lines of this deadly outbreak as Chinese medical personnel move in with force. More than 4,000 deployed to Hubei
province setting up roadblocks for temperature screenings, checking for those who may be infected and potentially carrying the virus. At this
community hospital, doctors seeing patient after patient.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE (through translator): I received 55 patients today of whom nearly 20 had fever. Of those 20 patients, two are suspicious cases of
a new type of viral pneumonia and have been transferred for treatment.
CULVER: Amid the crisis, acts of kindness with public transportation shut down, local Chinese offering to drive those otherwise stranded.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): We encourage each other. We work together. I hope the epidemic can go away and we can get the normal life
CULVER: Chinese state media reports rapid construction under way for not one, but two new hospitals that will reportedly hold more than 2,000
infected patients. And both are slated to open within two weeks' time.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): My wife is a medical worker, and I'm a builder at the hospital. Our goal right now is to build this hospital
better so that all medical staff, like my wife, can work worry-free and feel more secure.
CULVER: And as a sign of unity on Monday evening, social media captured residents joining voices singing China's national anthem from their open
windows and chanting, go, Wuhan.
Back inside, a near empty Wuhan airport terminal, the waiting game. Priscilla and her daughter posing for photos about to board a long flight
back to the U.S. to be followed by several days of quarantine.
CULVER: And they will likely be in that quarantine anywhere from 3 to 14 days, Becky. Also Japan and South Korea officials are working with Beijing
to, likewise, charter flights out. Interesting thing about those is there's going to be this exchange of good will, if you will. They're going to be
bringing some supplies -- much-needed medical supplies on those planes that will eventually take their citizens out.
ANDERSON: Yes, fascinating. I'll come back to you in a moment. Blake, I want to bring you in at this point. Because we are hearing reports of Hong
Kong closing its borders with China. Why, what details have you got?
BLAKE ESSIG, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Becky, Hong Kong at this point does seem to be shutting down in order to prevent the spread of the Wuhan
coronavirus. Starting tomorrow you've got government employees that have been asked to stay home. You've got sports centers, museums and libraries
that are all going to be closed. But one thing that isn't fully closed is in fact, the border.
ESSIG (voice-over): A sea of people shoulder to shoulder, hiding behind protective masks. This is the scene from a key border crossing connecting
mainland China and Hong Kong. Already border restrictions are in place to block the entry of anybody from Hubei province. The epicenter of the deadly
And today the city's leader addressed the media announcing further measures including partial transport bans and the suspension of some services at
border crossing stations.
CARRIE LAM, HONG KONG CHIEF EXECUTIVE: We will substantially reduce the flow of people between the two places.
ESSIG: But several points of entry with the mainland remain open.
(on camera): We're hear at the Lo Wu border crossing, one of several border crossings connecting Hong Kong and mainland China. And while several
medical officials and legislators are calling for the border to be closed completely, as you can see, people from the mainland continue to stream in
on the heels of the lunar new year.
(voice-over): And that's a problem for some people. Like Hong Kong lawmaker Michael Tien.
MICHAEL TIEN, HONG KONG LAWMAKER: they have to have a complete closure of the land and sea border.
ESSIG: He says drastic measures need to be taken to prevent a further spread before it's too late.
TIEN: It's better to do it right now and then be prepared to lift the ban any time if signs are improving in China. Rather than not do anything and
wait for hell to break loose and then impose the ban.
ESSIG: A sentiment shared by many Hong Kong residents and those visiting the city.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I think they should stop people from mainland China from entering Hong Kong because they keep bringing the virus here.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think they should block the way that the Chinese people coming into Hong Kong. Because now the virus is very serious, and we
don't want all the virus from Wuhan to come into Hong Kong and affect our people.
ESSIG: While many people are calling for a complete border closure and some medical workers are even threatening to strike if it doesn't happen.
When asked, Chief Executive Carrie Lam defends the current measures put in place.
(on camera): Chief executive, you said that public safety is your primary concern, yet when you laid out your measures that you're taking, they sound
only like half measures. Are you putting Hong Kongers' lives at risk by not closing the border?
LAM: There are a long number of Hong Kong members who are traveling in the mainland and overseas, and they need to come back. So I don't think it is
very meaningful to talk about a complete closure of the border control points.
ESSIG (voice-over): And that means Hong Kong's border with the mainland will remain partially open, forcing everyone, including the littlest of
Hong Kongers, to protect themselves.
ESSIG: And, Becky, while Carrie Lam did dismiss the idea of closing the border completely, she did leave the door open saying that this is a virus
that is continuing to evolve.
ANDERSON: Blake's in Hong Kong for you. Let's get you back to Beijing. Thank you, Blake.
David, how are authorities there ensuring that people are getting the information bang up to date that they need to ensure that they help contain
CULVER: That's been a major point of contention going back to just a week ago really when this was described as a preventable and controllable
situation. And fast forward to just a few hours ago when President Xi Jinping himself was calling this a demon virus one he would not allow to
hide. He went on to say that he promises continued transparency and government accountability going forward.
Now the problem with that, Becky, is that if you look at what's happened at the local level, for example, a lot of people are saying that's not been
the case. In fact, they are considering at the local level within Hubei province, within the city of Wuhan, that that was a mess of a situation
that now the central government is having to clean up. And so, you have this back and forth between the two.
But it was also interesting because the mayor of Wuhan has said that he perhaps didn't do things in a timely fashion when it comes to releasing
information. But he didn't accept total responsibility for that. In fact, he said that there were laws in place and procedures that essentially
suggest he needed to go up the higher ranks to get approval before releasing that information. And he didn't get that. So it's somewhat
pointing the finger at other folks right now. But, you know, ultimately, it's not going to work well for those at the lower level. I mean,
obviously, this is a system that tends to focus more on the central party and the leadership at the top that will have the final say here.
ANDERSON: Fascinating. David Culver is in Beijing for you. Blake is in Hong Kong. To both of you, thank you, big story.
The U.K. says a controversial Chinese telecom giant can now play a role in the U.K.'s next generation of internet -- the internet of things -- despite
warnings from Washington. More on that after this.
ANDERSON: Britain will now use Huawei's equipment for part of its 5G network despite pressure from Washington to not do so. The British
government says the Chinese telecom giant will be excluded from security critical core areas. Now Huawei is a private company, but it has close
links to the Chinese government. The United States had asked Britain to ban the company from the country's network entirely.
Hadas Gold on the story out of London for you with the latest on this. And this decision, Hadas, as I said, despite pressure from Washington. They've
been pressing for a total ban on the company's products as far as I understand it, alleging the equipment could be used for snooping. So why
this decision by the British government, and why now?
HADAS GOLD, CNN BUSINESS REPORTER: Yes, Becky, it's fascinating because the U.K. is, thus far, probably the most important country, and the closest
ally to the United States that has decided to go against the advice of the U.S. and Huawei and allow them into their building of the 5G network.
Now keep in mind, Huawei is already a part of the U.K.'s networks. If they ban them entirely and have to go into their systems and start stripping
this out. Now the U.K. thinks it has found this sort of middle ground because it's not allowing Huawei to have more than 35 percent of the
network. And it's also keeping them out of what they say are the core security functions of this new network and also, keeping them out of places
like military bases or anything like that.
But for the U.K., this was sort of a tug of war, not only politically, economically, diplomatically but also when it came to national security. On
one hand, they have this 5G promise that Boris Johnson has made to the country that by 2025 the entire country will be connected to 5G. Which as
we all know, is sort of the future of the connectivity of everything from your washing machine to your automated car.
Now on the other side you have the U.S., the pressure from the U.S. to ban them and also the national security implications as well. There is a big
question about how this decision will affect the U.S./U.K. relationship going forward. With the trade deals, with the 5I's national security
agreement -- how will this all work out.
Now we have heard from Huawei that they say that they are very reassured by the U.K.'s government confirmation that they can continue working with
their customers to keep the 5G rollout on track. This evidence-based decision will result in a more advanced, more secure and more cost-
effective telecom's infrastructure that is fit for the future. It gives the U.K. access to world-leading technology and ensures a competitive market.
Now as you noted, Becky, Huawei has always said that the Chinese government has never asked them or pressured them to do anything and they would never
agree to it. But there is no question that any Chinese company has to adhere to the intelligence act which means they could at some point be
pressured to do that.
Now Huawei is reassured by this decision but the Trump administration is not. A senior administration official telling CNN that they are
disappointed with the decision and they say there is no safe option for on trusted vendors to control any part of a 5G network. They look forward to
working with the U.K. on a way forward that results in the exclusion of untrusted vendor components from 5G networks.
And the senior administration official also told CNN they will continue to pressure other countries to completely ban Huawei from their networks as
well -- Becky.
ANDERSON: Hadas Gold in London for you. Hadas, thank you.
Well as the sports world pays tribute to one of the greatest athletes of all time, new details emerge about the helicopter crash that killed
basketball legend, Kobe Bryant. The latest on that investigation is coming up.
JOHN DEFTERIOS, CNN BUSINESS EMERGING MARKETS EDITOR(voice-over): On my journey across the United States, I visited three households with varied
incomes and stages of life. First, Houston, Texas. The Wall family live here. Their house almost 4,000 square feet is built high to avoid seasonal
(on camera): How conscious are you as a family to conserve energy? How does it play in your day-to-day life or does it yet?
KINSEY WALL, SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR: I feel like -- since we are lucky to have rebuilt this fairly recently, we made conscious decisions to use
materials that would contain the heat, contain the cool. We also have thermostats that we can set and kind of forget about it. Because I feel
fairly confident that as much as we can, we are conserving energy in the house.
DEFTERIOS (voice-over): Two percent of their monthly budget goes on energy bills but their usage focused on comfort.
(on camera): How does weather impact even your energy consumption?
WALL: It gets extremely hot here. We had a week where it was 100 degrees. For us air conditioning and the heating and cooling is a need to some
DEFTERIOS (voice-over): Across the country, a young couple in California. Callie and Leo are working professionals with a burgeoning career as
Instagram stars. This is part of their life that will eat the most energy with data usage driving up energy consumption worldwide.
CALLIE SILVA, INSTAGRAM PERSONALITY: More so now than ever, I am very aware of, you know, the energy crisis that we are in the world, and what we
can do to help and definitely making conscious decisions.
LEO SILVA, INSTAGRAM PERSONALITY: Me coming from Brazil, I have the experience of not having energy and power accessible to you at all times.
And because of that, I always do my best to eliminate any type of waste.
CALLIE SILVA: There will be things that come out that will minimize the impact and we'll definitely utilize those and promote those to our audience
so that they can do that as well.
DEFTERIOS: For New Yorker, John Pena, Manhattan living offers great location but less space for your buck.
JOHN PENA: This is the building that I can afford to live in. I think the air conditioner definitely is the most power guzzling appliance that I
have. I do keep it all the time, and even in the winter, I run it constantly. I'm definitely willing to change my behavior. I did sign up for
a clean energy initiative, and my energy comes from 100 percent solar and wind.
DEFTERIOS: A willingness to reduce is there but better design and legislation are key, if these Households are going to have an energy
John Defterios, CNN, the United States.
ANDERSON: While a week of Super Bowl events under way in the United States and it began on Monday with a special tribute to a basketball legend gone
far too soon. The crowd fell silent as an image of sports icon Kobe Bryant loomed over opening night in Miami in Florida.
Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday, along with his 13-year- old daughter and seven others. The Los Angeles Lakers have postponed tonight's game as the team and the city try to come to terms with the
Meanwhile, we are learning new details on the final moments before the aircraft carrying them went down. CNN's Omar Jimenez has more on that from
OMAR JIMENEZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): NTSB investigators are carefully combing through the wreckage, searching for reasons why the
helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others crashed.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It was a pretty devastating accident scene.
JIMENEZ: The pilot flying in foggy conditions, one factor, federal authorities say could have contributed to the tragedy. The NTSB also
digging into the flight's final moments as the pilot flew under special visual flight rules.
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER: 2 Echo X-ray, you're still too low level for flight following at this time.
JENNIFER HOMENDY, U.S. NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD: Approximately, four minutes later, the pilot advised they were climbing to
avoid a cloud layer. When ATC asked what the pilot planned to do, there was no reply.
JIMENEZ: In the 2018 interview, the former NBA star and father of four explained why he often used a helicopter.
KOBE BRYANT, NBA LEGEND: Traffic started getting really, really bad. Right. And I was sitting in traffic and I wound up missing like a school
play. I had to figure out a way where I could still train and focus on the craft but still not compromise family time. And so that's when I looked
JIMENEZ: Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were on their way for some of that family time Sunday, flying to her club basketball game.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Because of her passion, he began to love the game again like he always had.
JIMENEZ: Alyssa Altobelli, one of Gigi's teammates was flying to the game with her parents John and Keri. Payton Chester played for Bryant's league.
She was with her mother, Sarah. Their family called them amazing and beautiful. Ara Zobayan's fellow pilot said, he had a big personality.
Christina Mauser was a teacher and basketball coach but at home she had another title, wife and mom.
MATTHEW MAUSER, HELICOPTER CRASH VICTIM'S HUSBAND: She was witty. She was gritty. She had an amazing sense of humor.
JIMENEZ: In tributes, memorials and even murals, fans keeping Bryant's spirit alive.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Kobe meant a lot to the city. He's my hero.
JIMENEZ: Current Laker's player, LeBron James, who surpassed Bryant's scoring record just hours before his death writing this emotional
I'm heartbroken and devastated, my brother. I promise you, I'll continue your legacy, man. And for Gigi whose basketball light was just beginning to
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Please join us in a 24-second moment of silence.
JIMENEZ: Her beloved UConn women's basketball team leaving a seat vacant draped with her jersey number, honoring a life tragically cut short.
ANDERSON: CNN's Omar Jimenez there.
There's been an outpouring of grief around the world. Superstar tennis player, Novak Djokovic, broke down in tears when speaking about the death
of Bryant, his mentor and friend -- after his Australian Open quarterfinal win. Have a listen.
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NOVAK DJOKOVIC, 16-TIME TENNIS MAJOR WINNER: He was there for me. He was my mentor, my friend. And it's just heartbreaking to see and to hear what
has happened to him and his daughter.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
ANDERSON: Yes, and Djokovic not the only sports star to open up about the tragic loss of Kobe Bryant. My colleague, "WORLD SPORT" Amanda Davies with
us from all that.
AMANDA DAVIES, CNN WORLD SPORT: Becky, we've had such a sense over the last 24 hours or so of just how many of the current crop of superstars from
across the world of sport that Kobe inspired. He no doubt helped Djokovic today book his place in the Australian Open semifinal. Djokovic looking for
an eighth crown in Melbourne. But the question now for him, will Roger Federer be lining up against him or not? That is coming up in "WORLD SPORT"
in a couple of minutes.
ANDERSON: Thank you, Amanda.
We are taking a short break. Back after this.
DAVIES: -- Time now to hand you back to Becky. That is it from myself and the "WORLD SPORT" team. Becky, just another story of, we've seen it so
often these days, when a player wants to go, it's very difficult to stop them, isn't it?
ANDERSON: Absolutely. Thank you, Amanda. That's "WORLD SPORT" for you.
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