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Hollywood Actors Make Deal to End Long Strike; Brand-New Island Off The Coast of Japan; Veterans Day; A Bear Stole Taco Bell Delivery Order. Aired 4-4:10a ET
Aired November 13, 2023 - 04:00 ET
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COY WIRE, CNN 10 ANCHOR: What`s up sunshine. Hope you had an awesome weekend and you`re getting closer to your goals. If it feels like you`re
not this motivation Monday, remember this tough times make us tougher. Flowers that can thrive, growing up through cracks in a drive are better
equipped to survive than those growing on country sides. We gain strength through our struggles.
I`m Coy Wire. This is CNN 10. And we start today with the latest scoop from Hollywood. The actor strike is over, ending an historic 118-day strike
that, and put a pause on TV production, messed with movie releases and basically shut down a huge portion of the entertainment industry. At the
heart of it all was the looming threat of Artificial Intelligence, potentially taking jobs. But now Hollywood studios in the whopping 160,000
actors represented by the SAG-AFTRA Union, well, shaken hands on a new three-year contract, that the union is calling an extraordinary billion-
dollar deal with pay bumps, AI protections, and streaming bonuses and improved benefits.
The actors first walked off July 14th with the Writers Guild union, the writers sorted out their issues back in September, but production remained
halted while the actors kept the picket line going, trying to hash out their contract details. So it looks like it`ll be light, camera, action
once again in Hollywood. Here`s our Brian Todd with more on the AI and other concerns that led to the strike in the first place and how it all got
BRIAN TODD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: For nearly four months, stars like Jessica Chastain, Bob Odenkirk, and others walked the picket lines with their
lesser-known colleagues during an actor strike that raised serious questions about whether the movie and TV industry, as we know it could
But tonight, a sigh of relief, Hollywood actors have reached a tentative agreement with the major film and TV studios to end the strike.
FRAN DRESCHER, PRESIDENT, SAG-AFTRA: There is so much language in this contract that covers so much new ground that has never been in any of the
TODD: Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed. And it still has to be ratified by the actors` union members. But according to a statement
released by the union, the deal will give actors the famous and obscure a historic pay increase.
SARA FISCHER, CNN MEDIA ANALYST: You have to remember SAG-AFTRA represents 160,000 workers. And these are not necessarily big time, rich actors. A lot
of these folks are just starting out and living paycheck to paycheck.
TODD: The agreement also gives actors better residuals for streaming programs, but at the center of the strike was the use of artificial
intelligence, which Hollywood actors and writers have feared could someday replace them, or at least part of their work. The deal calls for actors to
be able to have consent and compensation when an AI likeness of them is used.
DUNCAN CRABTREE-IRELAND, CHIEF NEGOTIATOR, SAG-AFTRA: They`re intended to be protections that not only will make sure that our members have the right
to control the use of their image and likeness today. But as the technology develops and grows in the industry will continue to provide them with that
kind of control. And it`s so essential because it`s really their persona that`s being used.
TODD: The actors and writers walkouts. The first time both entities had been on strike simultaneously in more than 60 years, proved incredibly
costly over the course of the last six months. In September, California Governor Gavin Newsom estimated the loss for his state`s economy was more
than $5 billion.
(On camera): While the actors are getting historically higher pay with this new deal, one industry analyst says there could be less work overall to go
around for them in the future because he expects the studios and streaming services might start to reduce the numbers of TV shows and movies they
order to save money.
WIRE: Next up, a story you`re going to lava. An underwater volcano erupted off the coast of Japan to form the world`s newest island, formed on October
30th. It`s about a hundred meters in diameter reaches as high as 20 meters according to the Japan meteorological agency. There has been increased
underwater volcanic activity in this area in recent years, but the agency says the formation of this new island is significant. It popped up along
the Japanese archipelago or group of islands, about 750 miles south of Japan in the Pacific Ocean. Only half a mile though, from the Japanese
island of Iwo Jima. It doesn`t have a name yet, so what would you call it?
Ten second trivia.
Veterans day began with an observance that marked the end of what war?
U.S. Civil War, World War I, World War II or Vietnam war?
The holiday observed on November 11 recalls Armistice Day, which barked the end of World War I.
Now for a salute to the troops, Veterans Day in the U.S. is a federal holiday dedicated to recognizing the current and former members in all
branches of the U.S. military. It honors the countless women and men who`ve served in sacrificed for the greater good of all of us, for the nation. The
holiday is observed on November 11th each year, regardless of the day of the week. This year, it was Saturday. Many schools across the states though
had Friday off to honor the occasion in recognition of all who`ve served.
CNN 10 is going to give us salute by exploring the 24-note bugle call referred to as taps. It`s considered the nation`s National Anthem of
YARI VILLANEUVA, (ret.) U.S. AIR FORCE, TAPS FOR VETERANS: Of all the military bugle calls, not as more easily recognized, more apt to evoke
emotion than the bugle call taps. Taps is our national song of remembrance. It`s a bugle call that was started during the civil war and is actually
started as a lights out call. But today is used as a final farewell to our military personnel.
My name is Yari Villaneuva. I am currently the President of Taps for Veterans, a nonprofit organization that helps provide live bugles for
military funerals. Taps for veterans came about because we saw a need for live bugles at military funerals. In the late 1990s, a lot of the military
bands were being downsized. And because of that there was a lack of military buglers available to play at funerals.
The electronic bugler has taken precedents over a live musician. And this is something that we thought we could address and something that we could
do better. We could have a live bugler. That was the impetus performing Taps for Veterans.
We thought that it would be great to honor all veterans with a live performance of taps. And setting up a system whereby a family in need could
reach out to us on our website and, and get a bugler so that we could honor that veteran we have. Well, over 1200 buglers around the country who are
willing to step up and serve.
The emotion of a person playing it, the music coming from their heart, you know, that goes through the tubing out. That`s out to the people hearing it
is really important. A live performance is just so -- so much preferable over than a recorded one. I mean, no one wants to go to a symphony hall and
sit and listen to a recording of a symphony. They want to see and hear the live musicians playing that.
We understand how important it is to have the recording. But it`s really important and paramount that a live bugler be used, especially when you
have one who`s there willing to give their services to honor that veteran. And at the bottom line, that`s what it`s all about, honoring that veteran
for his, or her service through our country.
WIRE: Today`s story getting a 10 out of 10 is one that I could taco about all day long. Longwood, Florida, Nicole Castro and family could barely wait
for 45 bucks worth of taco bell being delivered, but a big old burrito love and black bear barreled its way to the bounty and broke away with a baggage
before they could snag it. The bear was estimated to be between 300 and 400 pounds. That was not your food, bear.
And we`ve got two special shoutouts on the YouTube version of our show today. We are showing some love to Union City, Middle and High School in
Union City, Tennessee, let`s go. And Nicollet Middle School in Burnsville, Minnesota, shine bright. Let`s do this again tomorrow. Shall we? I`m Coy
Wire and we are CNN 10.