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Chaos Erupts During MLB Game In D.C. After Gunshots Heard; Canada Passes U.S. In Its Percentage Of People Fully Vaccinated; COVID-Connected Challenges Top Presidential Agenda This Week; Federal Judge In Texas Blocks New DACA Applications, Says Program Is Illegal; Conservative Cable Personalities Push Misinformation On Vaccines; U.S. Intel Warns Taliban Are Advancing At "Accelerated Pace"; Spike Lee Announces Winner In Error. Aired 7-8a ET

Aired July 18, 2021 - 07:00   ET




BORIS SANCHEZ, CNN ANCHOR: Good morning, and welcome to your NEW DAY. I'm Boris Sanchez.

AMARA WALKER, CNN ANCHOR: Good morning. I'm Amara Walker, in for Christi Paul.

Terrifying moments in the nation's capital. Gunshots ringing out in a baseball game, sending players and fans running for cover. We're going to show you the video from the moment it happened.

SANCHEZ: Plus, dangerous falsehoods. Dr. Anthony Fauci slamming misinformation and lies as the vaccination rate in the United States declines.

WALKER: And gaining ground. New U.S. intel reveals an increasingly dire situation in Afghanistan. We're going to talk to a military insider who says breaking the Taliban's momentum at this point will be nearly impossible.

SANCHEZ: And a major mistake. Spike Lee going off-script, accidentally revealing the winner of the top award at the Cannes Film Festival. We'll show you what happened.


WALKER: Good morning, everyone. It is Sunday, July 18th. Thanks so much for waking up with us. I'm Amara Walker, in for Christi Paul.

SANCHEZ: Good morning, Amara. Always a pleasure to share Sunday mornings with you whenever we get the chance.

I'm Boris Sanchez.

And we start with a really frightening situation here in the nation's capital. WALKER: That's right. Chaos breaking out Saturday night in Washington,

D.C., during the Major League Baseball game between the Nationals and the Padres after gunfire erupted right outside Nationals Park Stadium.

SANCHEZ: Yeah, police say two vehicles were involved in a shootout on the street and three people were injured. Inside the stadium, fans were scrambling for cover, even running into the dugouts for safety.

Let's bring in CNN's Chris Cillizza who was at the game and witnessed the mayhem.

Chris, an uncomfortable situation to say the least. Walk us through what you saw and what you witnessed.

CHRIS CILLIZZA, CNN POLITICS REPORTER: Sure, Boris. I was at the game with my wife and my two kids and we were sitting down the third baseline and middle of the sixth inning, the field was emptied. Teams were sort of exchanging, coming to the field for the padres and you heard five, six, seven loud noises. I thought it might have been lightning, I thought it maybe a firework that had gone off accidentally. They were supposed to be fireworks after the game. So, everyone thought that -- it was sort of behind me, the noise.

Then all of a sudden, in left field people just started like jumping over their seats and trying to get out, which scared all of us. When you see people, lots of people running sort of wild, it's a little frightening. And then people started to crouch behind seats. We got under our seats, ducked under our seats, and for the next five or eight minutes, everyone thought there was potentially a shooter in the stadium. That's what -- there was no announcement or anything. The players, the dugouts cleared.

At one point during those eight to ten minutes, you saw the wives and other significant others of the players run down into the dugouts. It was -- it was really terrifying. My boys were really, really scared. A lot of kids, little kids. It was a Saturday night game with fireworks, you know. A lot of young kids were there for that, and I think we were all scared and I think the kids most especially.

WALKER: My heart is beating out of my chest, Chris, just hearing about your account. I mean, you're a father. You are there with your family. I can't -- you know, the first thought is protecting your children, right?

CILLIZZA: Yeah. And, Amara, it was odd because it went from -- we had, on July 3rd, been in Colorado and gone to a Rockies game, and there were fireworks then and a few had accidentally gone off a little bit early in like the fifth or sixth inning. I think they went over, they had a guy and it fired up, everyone cheered, that was it.

So my assumption was that. You certainly don't assume a shooting, you know, around Nats Park. It's like around a lot of newer stadiums. There is a huge amount of bars and restaurants and, you know, it's not just a park in the middle of nowhere. I mean, there is a huge area there where people go and hang out. And what was really terrifying was there was no public address

announcement for those first eight to ten minutes. You would just see people -- I remember distinctly sort of in right field all of a sudden all these people started jumping and hiding under seats and running. And that's what was the most frightening, was there was an assumption that someone was in the park. No one really knew anything because the sound came directly kind of behind me. And it was just outside the gates.

It was actually right where we park the. We couldn't get to our car afterwards because it was a crime scene. It was just outside the gates but you didn't know that then, and that's what was, by far, the scariest thing. People panicked. I know you guys have shown the video. People panicked. People were jumping onto the field, running into the dugouts. I mean, it was really, really scary.

SANCHEZ: Yeah, what else can you do at that moment, especially when you are there with your family, not anticipating danger.


SANCHEZ: Notably, just the night before, on Friday night, there was another shooting in southeast D.C. one that involved a very young girl and it's not isolated to D.C. It's a nationwide epidemic. You have written extensively about gun violence facing the country. Put this into context for us. This is not -- this should not be normal, right?

CILLIZZA: No. You know, Boris, one of the things is it's always -- you know, look, my kids are 12 and 9. They're scared. I mean, I think it's going to be hard to get them back to a game. And this is just an isolated incident and it's a thing that just goes by on the news because there is so much of it, Boris. But it affects a large group of people and then we move on and we move on and we move on.

Now, it's not the kind of thing that I think we should have. This is not a problem at this level in other countries. It just isn't. You know, we can debate why, but it simply isn't. The epidemic of gun violence is not in England, it's not a thing.

And, you know, I think for me, obviously, I write about it all the time, but when it does hit home more when you are literally hiding underneath or behind a baseball stadium seat with your two kids crying, you know, sitting next to you and you are laying next to you on the ground, it's a very scary thing that I wish we didn't all have to have that experience. Unfortunately, I know that this was at Nats Park, but there were -- this was not the only people who got shot last night, you know, on a Saturday night in America.

And that's the thing that I think is so difficult because I know for us it will be a memory that we have, and not a good one, but a lot of people, they'll see it and they'll just move on. And that's the unfortunate thing.

WALKER: I'm sitting here listening to you and it just -- it makes me so angry. It's upsetting because we as Americans, we can't just go to the grocery store or go to a movie theater, at least I can, or go to the spa down the street without the thought and fear of a possible shooting taking place these days. And you're right, Chris. This is not normal. And something needs to change.

CILLIZZA: No. I mean, just very quickly, you know, a baseball game, right? It is the cliche America's pastime. When there was that noise behind me I thought fireworks. I didn't think gun. Unfortunately, now, any time there is any noise at a ball park, my children, probably for the rest of their lives, candidly, will be scared, you know, at a game, which is just the worst thing. You know, I grew up with my dad taking me to baseball games.

I want -- we take our boys to them. And now it will be at least in part connected to this negative experience. That's what made me the saddest more than, you know, anything else. Once you get over being scared, you get sad.

SANCHEZ: Yeah. Baseball games, spas, churches, it doesn't seem like there is anywhere where there aren't shootings and this may be an isolated incident, but it's an experience a lot of people shared with too many people.

Chris Cillizza, thanks so much for sharing your story. Appreciate it.

WALKER: Thank you, Chris.

CILLIZZA: Thanks, Boris. Thanks. Amara.

SANCHEZ: We are also monitoring all things coronavirus pandemic this morning and hopes for a COVID-free summer are dwindling. We are halfway through the season and the U.S. once again seeing trends that are heading into the wrong direction.

WALKER: Hospitalizations and cases are up across the country. In 30 states, cases have risen by more than 50 percent over the past two weeks and there is proof the vaccines are working. Experts say among COVID patients hospitalized across the country, nearly all are unvaccinated. But vaccine misinformation is endangering public health, making a preventable disaster inevitable.


DR. ANTHONY FAUCI, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES: If we had had the pushback for vaccines the way we're seeing on certain media, I don't think it would have been possible at all to not only eradicate smallpox, we probably would still have smallpox and we probably would still have polio in this country if we had the kind of false information that's being spread now.


SANCHEZ: Listen to this: despite an enormous head start in vaccination efforts in the United States, Canada has now surpassed the U.S. in the percentage of fully vaccinated people. A sign of just how much vaccinations have tapered off in this country.

WALKER: Yeah, CNN's Paula Newton is live in Ottawa now.

And for Canada, Paula, this is a major milestone.

PAULA NEWTON, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It's an incredible milestone. Good morning, Boris and Amara to you.

I mean, the issue here is the fact that if you went split screen, right, to may, can that was still, many parts of Canada were in lockdown. There was no domestic capacity to make vaccines here. Canada was woefully behind the United States in the amount of doses, but as soon as those doses came into the country, boy, those arms went out.

I want you to take a look at a graph here. If you look how quickly that pace of vaccination picked up, what does that tell you? It tells you the minute those doses came in, people lined up and it was fear, unfortunately, Amara and Boris, that so focused them. Canada had an incredibly punishing third wave of this pandemic just a few months ago, late winter/early spring were dire in hospitals in most parts of Canada.

And for that reason, we didn't see the vaccine hesitancy. If you look at the numbers now, 50 percent of all Canadians now have the crucial two doses which will help them against the delta variant. Right now, yes, we are ahead of the United States even though for so long, Amara and Boris, the United States had so many more doses and it was difficult for Canadians to look across the border and say, look, we don't have the doses, we want them.

I will say in terms of misinformation, Canada has the same social media as the United States. It's not that that isn't there. But because we do not have that political element, it looks like Canada does have a shot at getting to that all-important perhaps herd immunity of 75 to 80 percent of all Canadians with two doses.

WALKER: Yeah, quite impressive the pace at which people are vaccinated so quickly.

Paula Newton, appreciate you. Good to see you. Thanks so much.

The pandemic remains front and center on a busy presidential schedule this week. The White House putting a priority on fighting vaccine misinformation as the president calls out social media companies for, quote, killing people.

SANCHEZ: Yeah, he is also facing COVID connected challenges with the economy and pressure from allies in Europe to open up travel.

CNN's Jasmine Wright joins us now live from the White House.

Jasmine, it's going to be a busy week for this White House. A lot of things going on, on multiple fronts. Walk us through the agenda.

JASMINE WRIGHT, CNN WHITE HOUSE REPORTER: That's right. President Biden wakes up this Sunday morning at Camp David. But when he returns here to D.C., he has a big week ahead of him. On Monday, he will give remarks about the economy and his administration's progress on vaccine efforts really as they stare down emerging twin crises with soaring house prices and inflation concerns as well as rising COVID cases across the country.

Now, on inflation, a White House official told me earlier this week that experts inside of the building here believe that these high prices are temporary, really kicked off by them trying to restart the economy after the pandemic and that is really where they are sticking.

But listen, there are already starting to take fire on the higher prices from Republicans who are basically building this to go into the midterms and even moderate Democrats have started to voice some concerns, some whispers that this could be attributed to President Biden's big spending agenda.

Also on Monday, the president welcomes a -- the royal family of Jordan. On Tuesday, he holds his second cabinet meeting -- of his administration, the first in that big cabinet room, very historic. On Wednesday, of course, President Biden will participate in a CNN town hall moderated by our own Don Lemon, and it recommend comes at a critical time of his administration where he is facing congressional hurdles on infrastructure, on trying to pass his agenda through that means of reconciliation, on police reform, on immigration.


And on Friday, President Biden hits the campaign trail. Yes, I know it's early, but he hits the campaign trail. He will be in Virginia, northern Virginia, campaigning for gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe and other Democrats in a Democratic stronghold -- Boris, Amara.

SANCHEZ: Jasmine Wright from the White House, thank you so much for that.

Make sure you tune in 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night. The president sits down with Don Lemon for that town hall.

Jasmine, thanks again.

Ahead this hour, deeply disappointing. Those words from President Biden after a federal judge deems that DACA program illegal. Coming up, I'll speak with an advocate what that decision means for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.

WALKER: Plus, filmmaker Spike Lee shocks the crowd when he accidentally announces the big winner early at Cannes. We've got the video. Stay with us.



SANCHEZ: A federal judge ruled Friday that DACA is illegal. DACA, of course, is the Obama administration era program shielding immigrants from deportation. The judge blocking any new applicants. The ruling doesn't immediately change the status of hundreds of

thousands of current DACA recipients, but it is a stark reminder of the uncertainty that they face.

The program provides temporary relief but a path to citizenship has to come through Congress. The program is nearly a decade old. That change has not yet happened.

Joining me now is Greisa Martinez. She's the advocacy director for United We Dream, the largest youth-led organization in the country.

Gresia, thank you so much for joining us this morning. We appreciate you sharing part of your Sunday with us.

So, this most recent ruling doesn't affect the status of current DACA recipients, but it is a reminder that this program is sort of temporary. Even Obama when he put it in place recognized this would likely be struck down by the courts. Being a DACA recipient yourself, what was your reaction when you heard the news?

GREISA MARTINEZ, ADVOCACY DIRECTOR, UNITED WE DREAM: Well, good morning, Boris. So great to be with you this morning.

I would describe the experience as gut-wrenching. We knew that there was a conservative judge in Texas and a Republican strategy that has been driven for years now to undo the DACA program. And what I'll say is DACA is legal.

The president has the ability to do that, but as a DACA recipient, to see your life be debated every year almost and to see politicians take advantage of what has been the most gut-wrenching experience for undocumented young people for political points, it's been 35 years since the last citizenship, that we need permanent protections.

SANCHEZ: And, Greisa, you tweeted late on Friday night something I thought was really interesting. You wrote, quote, in the coming days a lot of politicians on both sides of the aisle will come out in support of DACA recipients. You went on to say that some would try to use it as a way to push their own political agenda.

I want to get specifics from you. Who is going to use it to push their agenda?

MARTINEZ: As I shared, it's been 35 years of inaction for millions of undocumented people. What we want to make sure this in moment is we get more than tweets or demands of undocumented people in the media. We want Democrats and Republicans to take action. And so in this moment Democrats have the ability to pass citizenship for undocumented young people just like myself for TPS holders, farm workers and essential workers, and we can get it done this year.

But we need more than words. We need more than tweets. We need action. Our communities at are at stake, my life is at stake, the life of the members of United We Dream is at stake and it's time to take action.

SANCHEZ: I want to ask you about congressional action. First, the messaging here is important, especially from the leader of the Democratic Party as you said. President Biden reiterated his call yesterday for Congress to pass legislation to provide that pathway to citizenship for Dreamers.

Immigration has not been among his most urgent priorities during the first six months of his presidency with COVID and the economy and so many other things going on around the world, Afghanistan, et cetera. What is your message specifically to the White House on this issue?

MARTINEZ: Our message to President Biden and everyone in the White House is that if we want to make sure that we're responding to COVID, we want to make sure that we are taking on infrastructure in this country, immigrants are central to that fight. Immigrants have always been central to the solutions and all that we're asking for is the ability to lead our lives without fear and our ability to live our lives with our family here in the U.S.

SANCHEZ: And, Greisa, I want to take a moment, if we could, for you to send a message to the parents of the unaccompanied minors that are crossing the border. There has been a spike in the number of them in recent weeks. Would you counsel them as members of the administration have to not send their children unaccompanied on that treacherous voyage into the United States?

MARTINEZ: My message to all undocumented people in this country ask that you are not alone. That there are many advocates and many people and organizers like myself ensuring that everybody has the opportunity to live with dignity, with freedom, and that we should treat people with respect, that we should release people from detention and that we should pass permanent protections for millions of people.

But if you are undocumented out there, who love someone that's undocumented, instead of reaching out to us and checking in on us, call your senator and call people to ensure that there is permanent protection for people.


And I'm wanting to say to everyone watching this this morning, it is time. It's been 35 years, and immigrant young people, TPS holders, farm workers and essential workers need a permanent protection now.

SANCHEZ: We'll see how Congress and the White House moves forward on that. Greisa Martinez, thank you so much for the time.

MARTINEZ: Gracias, Boris. Good to be here.

WALKER: All right. Still ahead, the new big lie. Some in conservative media are spreading misleading information on coronavirus vaccines and it could be costing lives. What's behind it? That's next.


WALKER: More than half of the U.S. is still unvaccinated and millions of those Americans vulnerable to the coronavirus are also being exposed to reckless rhetoric like this about the life-saving shots. [07:30:12]


LAURA INGRAHAM, FOX NEWS HOST: There is nothing more anti-democratic, anti-freedom than pushing an experimental drug on Americans against their will.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I feel like a vaccination in a weird way is just generally kind of going against nature.

REP. MADISON CAWTHORN (R-NC): Now, they started talking about going door-to-door to be able to take vaccines to the people. They can go door-to-door and take your guns. They can go door-to-door to take your bible.

TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS HOST: The idea that you force people to take medicine they don't want or need, is there a precedent for that?


WALKER: It's hard to even argue on that level, right?

A former Fox News politics editor argues that this is what is behind these messages on conservative cable news.


CHRIS STIREWALT, FORMER FOX NEWS POLITICS EDITOR: I wasn't on the opinion side. I can tell you this. Who are the people in America who have the lowest vaccine acceptance rate? It is poor people with low educational attainment levels and, yes, a lot of red states and a lot of Republicans, but it's also a lot of African Americans, it's a lot of black and brown people. That's people are color.

They're pandering. They're turning people. Yes, they're making it worse and people should get vaccinated, but they're not powerful here. They're pandering, and that's the sad part


WALKER: That is the sad part.

CNN's chief media correspondent and host of "RELIABLE SOURCES", Brian Stelter, joining us. He's also the author of "Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth".

Good morning to you, Brian.


WALKER: So, yeah, Fox News isn't the only offender here, but it is a major source of misinformation and their audience size is significant, it is influential as a news network, some call it -- and this all may be costing lives. STELTER: Yeah, I think the clip that you showed the scale of the

problem. And this has been a problem going on for months. There is more attention around it right now because the White House, government officials are trying to figure out why they are not able to reach more people with vaccines and vaccine messaging.

Look, I would be tempted to call this a blame game, but there is nothing fun, no game here. But, clearly, these public officials, these health officials, are trying to apportion some blame and they have been pointing lately at Facebook. But I do think another, Fox does have a lot to do it with it.

In fact, there's at least five F's I can think of. It's about faith, it's about fear of vaccines, it's about Fox and Facebook and falsehoods. I mean, honestly, we could make a list of dozens and dozens of reasons why vaccine hesitancy has turned more into vaccine hostility and rejection.

But one of the big reasons are those clips not just from Fox, but from Newsmax, from right-wing live streams. If you think of that programming as the beating heart of the GOP, that beating heart has also spread vaccine skepticism and outright misinformation in all sorts of direction, all throughout the metaphorical human body. So where we are now is in this situation where it's not a single piece of disinformation that is the problem.

It's not like, Amara, we can point to a single false fact and say if we could scrub away that stupid information, that foolishness, then all this would be solved. It's so much more complicated right now because these ideas have spread throughout that metaphorical human body and you've got folks who have concocted an entire story for why they are afraid of these vaccines for no actually good reason and so to try to compete with that or combat that, it's so much more complicated than just blaming Facebook or Fox.

WALKER: It sure is. And, you know, we had Paula Newton on in Canada and she pointed this out. I mean, the fact that Canada was able to vaccinate its people so quickly. I mean, it took them a while to get vaccines and she is saying, look, you know, in Canada we're not seeing medicine and science being politicized the way it has been and is being in the United States.

But, you know, we've also been talking about the role of public figures, Brian, and President Biden now putting a focus on what social media can and should do to stop misinformation, calling out Facebook and now Facebook is getting really defensive.

STELTER: Right. Putting the pressure on Facebook in a way we have never seen an American president do. When Donald Trump was blasting Facebook about so-called censorship, this was really out of selfish personal motivations. Nobody take it very seriously inside Facebook.

Right now, this is Facebook responding aggressively to President Biden saying in a statement overnight, President Biden's goal was for 70 percent of Americans to be vaccinated by July 4th. That was the goal. Facebook says Facebook is not the reason this goal was missed. So Facebook is saying, yeah, you are trying to blame us, we get it, but we are not at fault here. Facebook is making the argument that most Facebook users, according to its polling apparently, most do want to get vaccinated. But, of course, there is a lot we don't know about are this information spreads on Facebook, all about what the kind of the private groups where this disinformation and this vaccine skepticism spreads on Facebook.

The company is not transparent about it. What the White House is doing is trying to put pressure on Facebook to be more transparent, to be more open and to work with them. Of course, that raises questions about how closely a private company should work with the government, especially in a situation like this, a public health emergency that continues.


As for Canada, it's pretty simple. There is no Fox. There is no right- wing media to the extent that there is in the United States. And I think we are going to see research someday that shows extraordinary differences in the media diets between the two countries and the vaccine rollouts as a result.

WALKER: Absolutely. That's a great point, Brian Stelter. Always good to see you and have you. Thanks so much for that.

STELTER: Thanks.

WALKER: And don't forget to catch Brian on RELIABLE SOURCES at 11:00 a.m. right here on CNN.

We'll be right back.



SANCHEZ: New this morning, the supreme leader of the Taliban says he favors a political settlement to the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. The statement comes amid fresh peace talks this weekend in Qatar between the Afghan government and the Taliban. Still, sources tell CNN that Taliban fighters are tightening their grip on the country at an accelerating rate ahead of the pullout of foreign troops in September.

With us to discuss is retired Air Force Colonel Cedric Leighton.

Colonel, always a pleasure to have you on. We appreciate you joining us this morning.

Are these talks really in good faith? Is there potential for a peace deal between the Afghan government and the Taliban?

COL. CEDRIC LEIGHTON (RET.), CNN MILITARY ANALYST: Boris, it's good to be on with you as well this morning. In my mind, there is a real problem here with the way in which these peace negotiations are going on. Frankly, the Taliban are going it take advantage of everything that they can, including the types of advantages that they have militarily to really put stranglehold on the Afghan government. And when they do that, I think these peace negotiations are not going to bear fruit, they are not going to be the kinds of negotiations where both sides gain something. It's going to be a one-sided affair.

SANCHEZ: Yeah, it seems that without the U.S. military there the Afghan government doesn't have leverage in these negotiations. I want to play some sound from White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. She was asked about whether the Afghan government can keep control of the region. Listen.


JEN PSAKI, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: We have provided a range of, a great deal of support, supplies, training, we're continuing to do that. We will continue to provide security assistance in the coming months to the Afghan national forces, but it is up to them to determine, are they going to unite as a country? Are they going to stand up and fight against the Taliban? And that is -- it's really in their hands at this -- it will be in their hands moving forward.

So, his point is that it is not inevitable. There has been no intelligence assessment that said it is inevitable.


SANCHEZ: There hasn't really been much resistance from the Afghan government to the Taliban's efforts sweeping across the country. How long can they retain control?

LEIGHTON: Well, I'm afraid it's not going to be very long, Boris. I think the intelligence estimates that we hear about right now are actually, frankly, painting too rosy a picture at the moment. I think what we're looking at right now is somewhere between two to three months that this actually be something where we see the Taliban gaining not only majority control of the country, but potentially almost a control of almost the entire country and possibly even control of Kabul.

That's something that may be a fleeting target for them, but it is going to be something that I think we can see fairly quickly because, in these types of situations, momentum is everything.

And when you have that momentum on your side, it's kind of like an MMA cage match. The fighter that has the momentum is almost always going to win. And that's what we see in this particular case.

SANCHEZ: And, quickly, Colonel, without an immediate presence in the region, the U.S. faces challenges with intelligence, surveillance and access to any potential terrorist organizations that may occupy Afghanistan.

What options would the U.S. have to mitigate that sort of lack of access?

LEIGHTON: Well, that's going to be a real challenge, Boris. I mean, they are talking about over the horizon capabilities. In other words, you have drones that come in and take a close look. You have satellites. You have the kinds of things that will be kind of a standoff collection effort.

It can be done, but it's not going to be as good as actually having people on the ground that can listen and watch what is happening there. Afghanistan is a place where you have to be on the ground in order to get the information that you need.

SANCHEZ: Yeah, it's going to be a tough situation. We will continue to watch it.

Colonel Cedric Leighton, we appreciate your expertise as always. Thank you.

LEIGHTON: Thank you, Boris.

WALKER: Coming up, the Cannes Film Festival returned yesterday after it was canceled in 2020, but not everything went according to plan. That story is next.



SANCHEZ: So, the Cannes Film Festival was canceled entirely in 2020 because of the pandemic, but it's made its full in-person return.

WALKER: It did. But it wasn't all smooth sailing. The ceremony got off to a rocky start after its top prize was tipped early.

CNN's Saskya Vandoorne has more.


SASKYA VANDOORNE, CNN SENIOR PRODUCER: There was a collective gasp at the Cannes Film today as the jury president Spike Lee revealed the winner of prestigious winner much earlier than intended.

TORIA DILLIER, HOST: Can you tell me which prize is the first prize?





LEE: The film that won the Palme D'Or is "Titane".

DILLIER: Wait, wait, don't --

VANDOORNE: At the start of the closing ceremony, Lee was asked to announce the first prize of the night, but misunderstood and read out the best movie winner instead, the French film "Titane". It was directed by Julia Ducournau. She is now the second woman to

have won the top award. But she doesn't come up to the stage to accept the prize until the formal announcement was made at the end of the evening. Lee apologized after the ceremony.

LEE: I messed up. I'm a big sports fan. It is like the guy at the end of the game at the foul line and misses a free throw or a guy misses a kick. So, no apologies. But my -- I messed up, as simple as that.

I was very specific to speak to the people of "Titane" and tell them that I apologize. They said, forget about it, Spike. So that means a lot to me.

VANDOORNE: This isn't the first time an award ceremony has been plunged into confusion. In 2017, at the Oscars, you may remember that "La La Land" was mistakenly announced as best picture instead of "Moonlight".

Saskya Vandoorne, CNN, Paris.


WALKER: So for many people working from home as become the norm and that shift means more sitting and less moving. Here is how you could squeeze in snack-sized workouts throughout the day so you could stay well.


DR. VENUS RAMOS, PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION SPECIALIST: Research has shown significantly that a sedentary lifestyle increases your risk of so many different diseases.

You have increased risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, heart disease. Maintaining mobility is important because we need to stay physically active to stay healthy.

High intensity interval training could give you so much more health benefits than going for a jog for 30 minutes. You could start with two minutes, do something really vigorously for about 60 sends and when you work up to it do another 60 seconds of some moderate lower intensity.

Your body and your heart is constantly revving itself back up again with these shorter intervals. The one legged sprint, the mountain climber, side to side lunge, just going to jump from side to side as if you're jumping over a candlestick.

Make sure that you still warm up and cool down after each little session. Always consult your doctor before you start a high intensity interval training program.


[07:57:40] SANCHEZ: It was one of the biggest disasters in the history of air travel. Twenty-five years ago today, TWA Flight 800 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 230 pop on board.

WALKER: Here is CNN's Pete Muntean.


PETE MUNTEAN, CNN AVIATION CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): For John Seaman, the water off Long Island represents 25 years of grief. This is where TWA Flight 800 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean, July 17th, 1996, killing his niece, Michelle Becker.

JOHN SEAMAN, NIECE KILLED ON TWA FLIGHT 800: You could never really close the door on this. You could never really put it away.

MUNTEAN: Becker was one of 230 people who are memorialized here. Initially, terrorism or a missile were suspected as causes of the crash. So, investigators began a reconstruction of parts pulled from the ocean floor.

Peter Goelz was then the managing director of the National Transportation Safety Board.

PETER GOELZ, FORMER NTSB MANAGING DIRECTOR: When you talk about airplane breakup and was it a bomb, was it a missile, well you could see the evidence.

MUNTEAN: The massive reconstruction remains hidden from public view in a secluded NTSB hanger in Virginia, used for years as an agency teaching aid, we were granted a last look at the nearly 100 foot section of wreckage. The NTSB is moving out of the building which means all 6,000 pieces will be disassembled forever.


MUNTEAN: Frank Hilldrup was on the original team of Flight 800 investigators who used this reconstruction to determine a rogue electrical short near the center wing fuel tank brought the plane down.

HILLDRUP: It's been very useful but I think we've gotten to the point now that we can, time to move on from that but in a different way.

MUNTEAN: Each part will be removed and destroyed either melted or shredded, but first this entire reconstruction will be documented digitally. The hope is to create a virtual model so future NTSB investigators could still learn from this tragedy.

SHARON BRYSON, NTSB MANAGING DIRECTOR: I don't know that this is an investigation that you ever close the book on. It taught us too much, and it changed too many things for the book to be closed, at least any time soon.

MUNTEAN: John Seaman says this memorial means the most to him. He visited the reconstruction only once. He calls it a monument to those who found the truth behind Flight 800.

SEAMAN: It gives testimony to what happened. That was impressive and it made me feel good to be an American.

MUNTEAN: Pete Muntean, CNN, Ashburn, Virginia.


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