The National for May 20, 2019 — Alberta Fires, Severe U.S. Storms, Hikers Rescue

The National for May 20, 2019 — Alberta Fires, Severe U.S. Storms, Hikers Rescue


(*) (*) (*)>>Ian: TONIGHT ON EDGE IN NORTHERN ALBERTA.>>THROW THAT IN THE CAMPER.>>Ian: GETTING READY TO GET OUT.>>WE CAME BACK AND PUT THE CAMPER ON THIS TRUCK AND DECIDED THAT WE’RE GOING TO GO GRAB A CAMPGROUND UNTIL THIS FIRE IS EITHER PUT OUT OR UNDER CONTROL.>>Ian: AS WILDFIRE SEASON HITS HARD. (*)>>OH, TORNADO! TORNADO RIGHT NOW! TORNADO! TORNADO! WE HAVE A TORNADO ON THE GROUND.>>Ian: EXTREME WEATHER PUTS MILLIONS AT RISK IN THE U.S. MIDWEST. WE’RE TRACKING THE LATEST SEVERE STORMS. (*)>>IT WAS REALLY ELATION BECAUSE THIS IS VERY RUGGED TERRAIN WHERE THEY WERE LOST.>>Ian: AND A FRIGHTENING NIGHT STRANDED IN THE WILDERNESS. TWO YOUNG CHILDREN RESCUED IN B.C. THEIR DAD’S DIFFICULT DECISION TO LEAVE FOR HELP.>>>THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” (*) (*)>>>THE OFFICIAL START OF SUMMER MAY STILL BE A MONTH AWAY BUT ALREADY ALBERTA IS IN THE GRIPS OF WHAT’S LOOKING TO BE A COSTLY AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WILDFIRE SEASON. TONIGHT FIREFIGHTERS ARE TRYING TO GET A HANDLE ON SIX FIRES BURNING OUT OF CONTROL, INCLUDING THIS ONE IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE PROVINCE. IT HAS MORE THAN DOUBLED IN SIZE SINCE YESTERDAY TO NEARLY 700 SQUARE KILOMETRES. MORE THAN 3,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ORDERED OUT AND THE LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY HAS BEEN DECLARED. AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS FIRE DANGER MAP. THE RED SHOWS WHERE THE RISK IS VERY HIGH. THE PINK IS EXTREME. AT LEAST SOME GOOD NEWS TODAY THOUGH, PEOPLE WHO LIVE NEAR THE COMMUNITY OF MARLBORO WERE ALLOWED TO RETURN HOME TODAY. BUT AS RAFFY BOUDJIKANIAN REPORTS, THEY’RE BEING TOLD TO KEEP THEIR BAGS PACKED.>>THROW THAT IN THE CAMPER.>>Reporter: DUSTIN BROWN HAS BEEN HERE BEFORE. HE WAS IN FORT McMURRAY WHEN IT HAD TO DEAL WITH ONE OF THE BIGGEST WILDFIRES IN ALBERTA’S HISTORY THREE YEARS AGO. THIS TIME HE AND HIS WIFE ARE PACKING IN A HURRY.>>EVEN THOUGH THEY SAY, YEAH, YOU’RE NOT ON MASS EVACUATION RIGHT NOW BUT BE READY, THERE’S NO RISK TAKING HERE, NO. THEY SAID THAT LAST TIME TOO AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO FORT MAC, I WASN’T GOING TO RISK IT, NOT WITH THE WIFE AND THE KIDS AND THE DOG.>>Reporter: THE NEARLY 90 RESIDENTS OF MARLBORO WERE FORCED OUT OF THEIR HOMES AND TODAY THEY WERE LET BACK IN BUT REMAIN ON NOTICE. GEORGINA GAUTHIER IS GATHERING HER BELONGINGS BUT STAYING PUT.>>IF I’M GOING TO LEAVE, YOU KNOW, IF THEY TELL ME TO LEAVE, I’LL LEAVE AND I’LL LEAVE EVERYTHING BECAUSE THIS IS ONLY MATERIAL THINGS. OUR LIVES, MY CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, THEY’RE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN MY LIFE.>>Reporter: FIREFIGHTERS ARE TRYING TO SAVE IT ALL, PUSHING BACK THE FLAMES AS BEST THEY CAN. BOTH NEAR MARLBORO AND FIVE OTHER AREAS THROUGHOUT ALBERTA. INCLUDING THE BIGGEST FIRE SO FAR, EIGHT HOURS NORTH OF EDMONTON NEAR HIGH LEVEL. IT’S BEEN EVACUATED AFTER A DAY THAT RESIDENTS THERE WERE PUT ON ALERT. AN EXAMPLE, OFFICIALS SAY, OF HOW FAST THINGS CAN CHANGE.>>IT’S BEEN HOT AND DRY FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW IN NORTHERN ALBERTA. AND STRONG WINDS LIKE THIS WILL MAKE FIRES THAT START TO SPREAD VERY RAPIDLY.>>Reporter: BACK IN MARLBORO NO NEED TO TELL THE BROWNS TWICE.>>IT’S HARD TO ACCEPT THE FACT THAT IT’S HAPPENING ALL OVER AGAIN. IT’S A LITTLE MORE TOUCHY RIGHT NOW. I MEAN, THERE’S NOT MUCH THAT WE CAN DO BUT YOU KIND OF TAKE IT AS IT COMES AND AS LONG AS WE’RE TOGETHER, THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS.>>Reporter: NATURAL RESOURCE CANADA IS TELLING ALBERTANS THAT THERE COULD BE A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF FIRES THIS SEASON, EVEN IF THEY CAN’T PREDICT WHETHER THE DAMAGE AND DISRUPTION WILL BE WORSE THAN NORMAL. RAFFY BOUDJIKANIAN, CBC NEWS, MARLBORO, ALBERTA.>>Ian: SO RAFFY MENTIONED THAT THE FIRE EXPERTS ARE WARNING ABOUT THE UNPREDICTABILITY WITH WILDFIRES. LET’S BRING IN OUR METEROLOGIST BRETT SODDERHOLM. AND, BRETT, IT SOUNDS LIKE THERE’S THREE FACTORS FORECASTERS ARE LOOKING AT WHEN IT COMES TO PREDICTING THE FIRE SEASON?>>Brett: YOU’RE QUITE RIGHT. AND THE FIRST ONE IS A PRECIPITATION ANOMALY. SO IN THE CASE OF ALBERTA, FOR EXAMPLE, OVER THE PAST THREE WEEKS THERE’S A DEFICIT OF ABOUT CLOSE TO 50 MILLIMETRES IN SOME PARTS OF THE PROVINCE, MAKING IT VERY DRY. AND THEN THE FORECASTERS ARE LOOKING AT HOW MUCH RAIN IS EXPECTED INTO THE FUTURE. AND SIMILARLY USING ALBERTA AS AN EXAMPLE, THERE ISN’T AS MUCH AS NORMAL. SO THIS LEADS TO A RELATIVELY DANGEROUS SITUATION IN TERMS OF WILDFIRES. AFTER THAT WE’RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT HOW MUCH SOIL MOISTURE IS AVAILABLE BECAUSE NATURALLY A DRYER SOIL IS ABLE TO GET SPARKED UP BY LIGHTNING OR HUMAN CAUSES MUCH EASIER. AND YOU HEARD US TALK ABOUT EL NINO AND LA NINA, THESE EXTREME WEATHER PATTERNS AROUND THE WORLD ARE ABLE TO ENHANCE THE SEVERITY OF THESE WILDFIRES. SO WHEN YOU COMBINE THE ACTIVITIES ACROSS THE WORLD, THAT’S HOW THE FORECASTERS GET FINAL RESULTS.>>Ian: BRETT, THANK YOU. AND STAND BY AND WE’LL COME BACK TO YOU IN A MOMENT ON ANOTHER BIG WEATHER RELATED STORY.>>Brett: SOUNDS GOOD.>>Ian: FORECASTING FIRE CONDITIONS MAY BE FILLED WITH UNCERTAINTY BUT SCIENTISTS AT THE WORLD’S LARGEST FIRE LAB ARE GETTING A BETTER IDEA OF HOW THOSE WILDFIRES BEHAVE. KIM BRUNHUBER TAKES US THERE.>>Reporter: THE IRONY IS OBVIOUS TO ALMOST EVERYONE WHO WORKS WITH FIRE — HUMANS MAY HAVE BEEN USING IT FOR MORE THAN A MILLION YEARS, BUT FIRE IS STILL VERY MUCH A MYSTERY.>>IT IS AN ENIGMA. IT’S EXTREMELY COMPLEX. THIS IS THE CONTROLLER THAT CONTROLS HOW MUCH PROPANE GOES IN.>>Reporter: HE’S THE MAN CONTROLLING THE FLAMES, OBSESSED WITH CALCULATING EXACTLY HOW THEY BEHAVE.>>THAT HELPS US TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE INFLUENCES OF THESE DIFFERENT VARIABLES, THE SIZE OF THE FLAMES AND THE SLOPE AND THE WIND SPEED, THESE SORTS OF THINGS.>>Reporter: WELCOME TO THE MISSOULA FIRE SCIENCES LAB IN MONTANA. IT’S THE LARGEST OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD. AROUND EVERY CORNER SCIENTISTS ARE BURNING THINGS, WATCHING, LEARNING, AND THEN ONCE AGAIN SETTING THEM ON FIRE.>>THE RESULTS THAT WE COME TO BASED ON THESE EXPERIMENTS CAN BE EXTRAPOLATED TO REAL WORLD, THAT’S CALLED SCALING.>>Reporter: WHAT THEY DISCOVER HERE IS USED BY OTHER RESEARCHERS AND ON THE FRONTLINES. FOR GRUMSTRUP IT’S THE DEFINITION OF APPLIED SCIENCE. HE USED TO BE A FIREFIGHTER HIMSELF. HE HOPES HIS RESEARCH, LIKE HIS WORK ON HOW FAST FIRE SPREADS UPHILL, WILL HELP TO KEEP FIREFIGHTERS SAFE.>>IF THEY SEE MY VIDEO OF FIRE ON A SLOPE, SO THE NEXT TIME THEY ARE THINKING OF WORKING ABOVE A FIRE THEY’LL THINK TWICE.>>Reporter: AROUND THE CORNER JASON LIGHTS ONE OF THE MOST UNUSUAL FIRES THAT YOU’LL EVER SEE.>>THERE’S NO FANS OR ANYTHING GOING ON HERE AND THIS IS ALL GENERATED BY THE FIRE.>>Reporter: IT’S A TINY VERSION OF ONE OF NATURE’S MOST TERRIFYING AND LEAST UNDERSTOOD PHENOMENA. A FIRE WHIRL, BETTER KNOWN AS A FIRENADO. LAST SUMMER THERE WAS THE MOST FIRE TORNADO EVER RECORDED.>>REALLY WINDY.>>Reporter: THEY FORM WHEN RISING HEAT AND TURBULENT WINDS COMBINE AND HIT A NATURAL OBSTACLE.>>SO IF THERE’S A FIRE BURNING ON THE LEE SIDE OF THAT, AND IT CAN CONCENTRATE AND IT CAN SPIN UP TO AND BECOME A FIRE TORNADO.>>Reporter: EXPERTS SAY THAT WILDFIRES ARE GETTING MORE COMMON AND MORE INTENSE AND THE SAME WILL LIKELY HAPPEN WITH FIRE TORNADOES. THIS MINIATURE VERSION LIKE A FIERY DUST DEVIL ALLOWS FORTHOFER TO STUDY HOW THEY FORM AND HOW THEY MOVE.>>HOPEFULLY WE CAN PROVIDE FIREFIGHTERS WITH ENOUGH TRAINING TO — AS SOON AS THEY’RE FORMING TO GET OUT OF THE WAY.>>Reporter: WHILE FIREFIGHTERS DEPLOY OUT IN THE WILD LANDS AN EQUALLY IMPORTANT BATTLE IS BEING WAGED IN THE LAB, IN THE DARK, WITH THE FIRE THAT NEVER ENDS. KIM BRUNHUBER, CBC NEWS, MISSOULA, MONTANA.>>Ian: EXTREME WEATHER IS A BIG STORY ACROSS A BIG SWATH OF THE U.S. TONIGHT. THROUGHOUT THE DAY FORECASTERS ISSUED URGENT WARNINGS ABOUT THE RISK OF CATASTROPHIC TORNADOES IN PARTS OF TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA. MORE THAN TWO MILLION PEOPLE POTENTIALLY IN HARM’S WAY. AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CONFIRMED A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA. THESE FUNNEL CLOUDS WERE SEEN FORMING OVER THE STATE CAPITAL. A THREAT LEVEL OF FIVE OUT OF FIVE HAS BEEN ISSUED AND THAT MEANS LIFE AND PROPERTY ARE AT RISK. LET’S BRING BACK OUR METEROLOGIST. BRET, YOU WARNED THAT THIS EXTREME WEATHER WAS COMING. WHAT MADE TODAY UNUSUAL?>>Brett: I CHECKED THE STORM PREDICTION CENTRE AND THE ADVISORY BOARD FOR THE UNITED STATES WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO PREDICTING HOW SEVERE WEATHER WILL BE OVER THE REGION. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TWO YEARS THEY ACTUALLY PUT A HIGH RICK OUT FOR PLACES IN BOTH TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA WHICH IS JUST UNUSUAL. SO IT PUT ME A LITTLE BIT MORE ON HIGH ALERT. WHEN I WENT THROUGH THE DETAILS MYSELF AND DID MY OWN FORECASTING, REALIZING THAT SOME OF THE INGREDIENTS THAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR WHEN WE FORECAST THE SEVERITY OF TORNADOES, NOT ONLY WERE THEY THERE, BUT THEY WERE ACTUALLY IN EXCESS OF THE HIGHEST VALUES THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN. SO THE AVAILABLE ENERGY AND HOW STRONG THE WINDS WERE IN THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE.>>Ian: AND EVEN BY LATE AFTERNOON, EARLY EVENING, WE WERE ALREADY SEEING A NUMBER OF TORNADOES?>>Brett: THAT’S RIGHT. THE DAY HAD AN ACTIVE START AND THERE’S BEEN TWO CONFIRMED TORNADOES, ONE IN TEXAS AND ONE IN SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA. AND LOOKING AT THE FOOTAGE OF IT IT’S ABSOLUTELY HORRIFYING. VERY STRONG TORNADOES, STRONG ROTATION. AND THE SITUATION IS GOING TO BE SPANNING ACROSS MULTIPLE STATES THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE NIGHT.>>Ian: AN UNUSUAL DAY, BUT, BRETT, THIS IS TORNADO SEASON IN THAT AREA?>>Brett: IT IS THE PEAK SEASON FOR THE STATES OF OKLAHOMA AND FOR KANSAS. SO IT’S NOT UNUSUAL TO SEE THIS TOWARDS THE END OF MAY.>>Ian: ALL RIGHT, BRETT, THANK YOU.>>Brett: YOU’RE WELCOME.>>Ian: IMAGINE THE AGONIZING DECISION FOR A PARENT. LOST IN THE WILDERNESS WITH TWO YOUNG KIDS ON A HIKE GONE WRONG. DO YOU STAY WITH THE CHILDREN OR LEAVE THEM ALONE TO FIND HELP? THAT’S WHAT A FATHER FACED LAST NIGHT. AS BRIAR STEWART REPORTS, TODAY HIS DIFFICULT CHOICE RESULTED IN THEIR RESCUE.>>Reporter: RESCUERS DESCRIBED IT AS A MIRACULOUS OUTCOME AFTER WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A VERY LONG AND AGONIZING NIGHT.>>IT WAS REALLY ELATION BECAUSE THIS WAS REALLY RUGGED TERRAIN WHERE THEY WERE LOST.>>Reporter: THE ENTIRE ORDEAL BEGAN YESTERDAY. A FATHER WENT OUT HIKING WITH HIS 6-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER AND HIS 7-YEAR-OLD SON. THEY WERE IN A DENSELY FORESTED AREA KNOWN FOR BEARS. ABOUT 45 MINUTES EAST OF VANCOUVER. THEY’RE FROM THE U.S. AND ENDED UP GETTING OFF THE TRAIL. AND THEY FELL DOWN A CREEK DRAINAGE DITCH. AT THAT POINT THE DAD HAD TO MAKE A TOUGH DECISION. THE TERRAIN WAS STEEP AND THERE WAS NO CELLPHONE COVERAGE AND IT WAS GETTING LATE, SO HE GAVE HIS CHILDREN SOME WARM CLOTHES AND TOLD THEM TO STAY PUT. HE HIKED OUT MORE THAN A KILOMETRE UNTIL HE GOT CELLPHONE SERVICE AND CALLED FOR HELP. THE TEAMS SEARCHED THROUGH THE NIGHT AND FINALLY FOUND THE CHILDREN THIS MORNING.>>THE KIDS KNEW WHAT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO DO AND THEY STAYED PUT. AND THEY WERE INVISIBLE, PRETTY MUCH LIKE A ROCK, THEY WERE HIDING UNDERNEATH A GREY SWEATSHIRT.>>Reporter: THEY WERE THEN ROPED IN AND TRANSPORTED TO A WAITING AMBULANCE AND A RELIEVED FATHER. THE RESCUERS SAID THAT THE KIDS WERE WET, COLD AND HUNGRY BUT OTHERWISE FINE. OFFICIALS SAY THAT THE LESSON IS TO MAKE SURE THAT IF YOU’RE HEADING OUT TO LEAVE A TRIP PLAN AND TO TELL OTHERS WHAT TIME YOU’LL BE BACK.>>Reporter: IF THE TRIP PLAN HAD BEEN LEFT HERE AND PERHAPS THE THE FATHER WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO STAY WITH THE KIDS AND SOMEONE ELSE COULD HAVE PHONED FOR HELP. YOU’RE ALWAYS BETTER TO KEEP THE PARTY BETTER THAN TO SPLIT UP.>>Reporter: BUT IN THIS CASE THERE WAS A HAPPY ENDING AFTER A LONG COLD NIGHT AND THE FAMILY WAS REUNITED. BRIAR STEWART, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>Ian: DONALD TRUMP IS DECLARING VICTORY IN A TRADE DISPUTE WITH MEXICO AND CANADA. HIS ADMINISTRATION TELLING U.S. FARMERS THEY ARE THE WINNERS. BUT AS ELLEN MAURO TELLS US, THE ONGOING BATTLE WITH CHINA MAY SPOIL THE CELEBRATION.>>President Donald Trump: MAN, THIS IS A LOT OF PEOPLE.>>Reporter: AS TARIFFS FALL BETWEEN CANADA AND MEXICO AND THE U.S., PRESIDENT TRUMP TOOK A VICTORY LAP.>>President Donald Trump: WE HAVE SAVED AMERICA. WE HAVE MADE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN AND WE’RE GOING TO KEEP AMERICA GREAT. THAT’S WHAT IT IS.>>Reporter: CANADA’S TARIFFS TARGETED THE U.S. FARMERS. BUT EVEN WITH THE TARIFFS NOW LIFTED, THOSE FARMERS ARE STILL SET TO STRUGGLE AS SOME OF THE BIGGEST LOSERS IN TRUMP’S TRADE WAR WITH CHINA.>>CHINA IS OUR MAIN CUSTOMER FOR SOYBEANS AND THEY’RE NOT BUYING.>>Reporter: FARM BANKRUPTCIES IN THE MIDWEST ARE UP, CROPS ARE STOCKPILED WITH NOWHERE TO GO AND ANXIETY IS RISING.>>IT REALLY HAS A LOT OF FARMERS DISCOURAGED. WE’RE ALL BEING AFFECTED AND EVERYBODY IS REALLY GETTING DRAINED ON THEIR FINANCIAL RESOURCES.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS OFFERED A POSITIVE SPIN. ON TWITTER WRITING “OUR GREAT PATRIOT FARMERS WILL BE ONE OF THE BIGGEST BENEFICIARIES OF WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW.” AND INCORRECTLY DESCRIBING TARIFFS AS “MASSIVE PAYMENTS BEING MADE TO THE UNITED STATES.” BUT THE PRESIDENT IS CONCERNED ENOUGH THAT HIS ADMINISTRATION IS OFFERING BAILOUT PACKAGES TO FARMERS THAT COULD TOTAL $30 BILLION.>>THESE ARE THE ITEMS THAT WE’VE HAD TO RAISE PRICES ON.>>Reporter: OKAY. AND THERE’S A LOT MORE ITEMS THAN JUST THESE.>>A LOT MORE ITEMS THAN JUST THESE.>>Reporter: THE TARIFFS AREN’T ONLY HURTING FARMERS. AT THIS HARDWARE STORE PRICES HAVE GONE UP ON MORE THAN 3,000 PRODUCTS.>>IT’S PAIN. AND OUR CUSTOMERS COME IN AND THEY SEE THE HIGHER PRICES AND THEY DON’T FULLY UNDERSTAND WHY.>>Reporter: THE PRESIDENT’S POSITIVE MESSAGING IS ALL ABOUT 2020. FARMERS ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF HIS BASE, HE NEEDS TO REASSURE THEM ALONG WITH AMERICAN CONSUMERS. MEANWHILE EFFORTS TO REACH A DEAL WITH CHINA CONTINUE. ELLEN MAURO, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Ian: ANOTHER SOURCE OF TENSION BETWEEN THE U.S. AND CHINA — SMARTPHONE GIANT HUAWEI. GOOGLE SAYS THAT IT WILL PREVENT THE CHINESE TECH COMPANY FROM USING ITS ANDROID OPERATING SYSTEM IN POPULAR APPS LIKE YouTube AND GOOGLE MAPS. AS JACQUELINE HANSEN EXPLAINS IT COMES AFTER THE GOVERNMENT BLACKLISTED HUAWEI OVER NATIONAL SECURITY CONCERNS.>>Reporter: IN HUAWEI’S BIGGEST MARKET, MOST GOOGLE SERVICES ARE ALREADY BANNED BY THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT. BUT ELSEWHERE WHERE GOOGLE AND ITS ANDROID OPERATING SYSTEM ARE POPULAR, HUAWEI DEVICES RELY ON IT.>>I WOULD USE GOOGLE MORE SO AND FOR THAT REASON I WON’T BUY HUAWEI.>>Reporter: FUTURE HUAWEI PHONES COULD BE CUT OFF FROM ALL GOOGLE SERVICES. THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS FORCING COMPANIES TO CUT TIES WITH HUAWEI UNLESS THEY GET SPECIAL APPROVAL. IT HAS ACCUSED THE COMPANY OF ESPIONAGE.>>[speaking foreign language].>>Reporter: BUT A SPOKESMAN FOR CHINA’S MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SAYS THAT THE U.S. IS TRYING TO SPREAD RUMOURS AND SMEAR OTHER COUNTRIES’ ENTERPRISES.>>HUAWEI NEEDS TO SEE RESULTS REALLY, REALLY QUICKLY TO MAKE SURE THAT IT DOESN’T LOSE ALL OF THAT GREAT MOMENTUM THAT IT’S GOT IN THE MARKETPLACE. AND IT’S NUMBER TWO WORLDWIDE RIGHT NOW AND A CLEAR ASPIRATION TO BE NUMBER ONE.>>Reporter: AFTER THE COMPANY WAS BLACKLISTED, HUAWEI’S C.E.O. TOLD REPORTERS THAT IT DOESN’T ENGAGE IN SPYING. AND HE HINTED AT THE POSSIBILITY OF PULLING OUT OF THE U.S. THE TECH GIANT MAY NOT NEED GOOGLE EITHER. IT’S WORKING ON ITS OWN OPERATING SYSTEM.>>SO IT MAY BE THAT GOOGLE ENDS UP MORE HARMED BECAUSE HUAWEI IS ABSOLUTELY HUGE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND WITH YOUNG USERS.>>Reporter: BUT IT COULD ALSO FURTHER SHAKE CONFIDENCE IN HUAWEI AT A TIME WHEN THE GOVERNMENTS AROUND THE WORLD ARE TRYING TO DECIDE WHETHER TO ALLOW ITS NEXT-GENERATION 5G TECHNOLOGY, OR BAN THAT TOO. JACQUELINE HANSEN, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Ian: HERE’S SOME OF THE OTHER STORIES THAT WE’RE FOLLOWING TONIGHT…>>>THE LEADER OF BRITAIN’S BREXIT PARTY, NIGEL FARAGE, HAS BECOME THE LATEST TARGET OF A MESSY ASSAULT BY A PROTESTER. FARAGE WAS HIT BY A MILKSHAKE WHILE CAMPAIGNING FOR EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS TODAY. THE ATTACKER WAS ARRESTED AND TOLD THE BRITISH MEDIA THAT HE HAS NO REGRETS. PEOPLE WERE HEARD LAUGHING AS FARAGE WALKED AWAY. THE ANTI-E.U. LEADER WAS NOT JUST UPSET WITH THE PROTESTER, BUT HE WAS HEARD SCOLDING HIS SECURITY DETAIL AND CALLING THE INCIDENT A COMPLETE FAILURE. A NUMBER OF OTHER RIGHT-WING CANDIDATES HAVE ALSO HAD MILKSHAKES THROWN AT THEM.>>>AN ON RAMP TO A BUSY HIGHWAY WAS SHUTDOWN THIS MORNING FOR ABOUT FIVE HOURS AND THE DRIVER OF THIS TRUCK WAS CHARGED WITH CARELESS DRIVING AFTER HIS VEHICLE ROLLED OVER AS HE TRIED TO EXIT HIGHWAY 400 ON THE 401. TWO PEOPLE IN THE TRUCK SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES.>>>STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”… OUR NAHLAH AYED IS IN INDIA WHERE BOTH CRITICS AND SUPPORTERS WEIGH IN ON THE MAN POISED TO RETURN TO POWER.>>>LATER, ADRIENNE ARSENAULT SITS DOWN WITH THE AWARD-WINNING PHOTO-JOURNALIST LYNSEY ADDARIO TO TALK ABOUT EXPERIENCES IN WAR ZONES.>>FOR ME IT WAS NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT THE WOMEN THAT I DOCUMENTED WENT THROUGH. BUT I DID SORT OF TURN TO THEM FOR A (*)>>Ian: VOTING IN INDIA’S NATIONAL ELECTION, THE BIGGEST DEMOCRATIC VOTE IN HISTORY, CAME TO AN END YESTERDAY. THE RESULTS ARE EXPECTED ON THURSDAY. BUT EXIT POLLS SUGGEST THAT THE INCUMBENT PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI IS LIKELY TO RETURN TO POWER WITH AN EVEN BIGGER MAJORITY. MODI’S SUPPORTERS ARE RALLYING BEHIND A MAN WHO PROJECTS POWER ON THE WORLD STAGE AND FOSTERS A HINDU NATIONALIST SENTIMENT AT HOME. BUT CRITICS SAY THAT HE’S CAPITALIZING ON FEAR, DRIVING AN EVEN DEEPER WEDGE BETWEEN HIS HINDU NATIONALIST BASE AND THE COUNTRY’S MUSLIM MINORITY. THE CBC’S NAHLAH AYED IS IN NEW DELHI TONIGHT WITH A LOOK AT A POLARIZING LEADER.>>Reporter: MORE THAN MERE PRIME MINISTER, NARENDRA MODI IS AN IDEA, AN ELECTION MANIFESTO. STATESMAN, CANDIDATE AND SLOGAN, ALL IN ONE. AND FIVE YEARS LATER HE CAN STILL PACK THEM IN. [Cheers and Applause] (*) HIS SUPPORTERS AND THE BLUSTER, THE 56-INCH CHEST, AND 300 METRES FROM HIS RESIDENCE THEY CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THIS FACE.>>[speaking foreign language].>>Reporter: WE WANT A STRONG LEADER, NOT A WEAK ONE, HE SAYS. FOR US MODI IS ACTUALLY A TIGER. MODI HAD A FEBRUARY SUICIDE ATTACK IN KASHMIR THAT ORDERED HIM TO ORDER AIRSTRIKES ON PAKISTAN.>>HE IS A VETERAN CAMPAIGNER. HE KNOWS WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN’T WORK.>>Reporter: BUT IF AS MANY HERE BELIEVE THAT THE ELECTION WAS A REFERENDUM ON MODI…>>[speaking foreign language].>>Reporter: THEN IN THE KHAN HOUSEHOLD THE VOTE IS AN EMPHATIC, “NO.” DABUNA KHAN’S HUSBAND WAS LYNCHED BY SO-CALLED VIGILANTES WHO HAVE USED VIOLENCE, OFTEN AGAINST MUSLIMS, TO PROTECT THE SACRED HINDU SYMBOL. SOMEONE ACTUALLY FILMED WHILE KHAN AND HIS SON WERE BEATEN. THEIR CRIME? BUYING AND THEN TRANSPORTING DAIRY COWS TO HIS FARM. KHAN DIED TWO DAYS LATER. JABUNA KHAN WANTS JUSTICE.>>[speaking foreign language].>>Reporter: I CAN’T SAY HOW THIS HAPPENED, SHE SAYS, I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE. NOW WE’RE IN SUCH A BAD SITUATION. TO BLAME, SAY CRITICS, IS THE COUNTRY’S NATIONALIST MOOD UNDER MODI TESTING THE SECULAR VISION THAT ITS FOUNDERS HAD INTENDED. BUT ALSO BOOSTING HIS PROSPECTS. EXIT POLLS WHICH AREN’T OFFICIAL SUGGEST THAT THE COMING OF MODI 2.0. HE PREDICTED IT HERE LAST WEEK.>>[speaking foreign language].>>Reporter: IT WAS AT HIS FIRST PRESS CONFERENCE IN FIVE YEARS. AND HE TOOK NO QUESTIONS.>>SO THIS IS THE MAP OF 2014…>>Reporter: IN THOSE FIVE YEARS ASKING QUESTIONS HAS MADE LIFE HARDER FOR SOME JOURNALISTS LIKE THOSE AT “THE WIRE.” THEIR STORY ABOUT THE RISING FORTUNES OF THE B.J.P. SINCE MODI BECAME PRIME MINISTER EARNED THEM A LAWSUIT. THEY GOT SOME 14 OTHERS PENDING.>>THERE’S A SENSE IN WHICH THE DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS HAVE BEEN WEAKENED, DEMOCRACY IS FIELDED AND WE ALL FEEL CONSTRAINED IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.>>Reporter: THE ORIGINAL POPULISTS AMONG TODAY’S WORLD LEADERS CAN BE BOTH DIVIDER AND CHIEF AS “TIME” MAGAZINE PUT IT AND THE INCORRUPTIBLE SON OF A TEA SELLER, NOTHING IF NOT POLARIZING.>>THERE WAS A RUN IN THE COUNTRY AND HE HAS UNNERVED THEM. HE HAS DISTURBED A LOT OF COZY RELATIONSHIPS AND NETWORKS WHICH HAVE BEEN THERE.>>Reporter: THE TONE OF THE PAST FIVE YEARS HAS COLOURED HIS ART.>>WE HAVE NEVER GONE THROUGH SUCH A PHASE OF HATRED.>>Reporter: IT’S ALSO PUSHED HIM TO STREET PROTEST AND TO SIGN A LETTER URGING PEOPLE TO VOTE MODI OUT.>>AND ALONE THEY WOULD NOT DO IT.>>Reporter: CHALLENGERS HAD PINNED THEIR HOPES ON THIS ELECTION AND WILL WAIT UNTIL THURSDAY FOR FINAL RESULTS. BUT BELIEVERS IN MODI 2.0 ARE PREPARING FOR A CELEBRATION. THE NEXT PRIME MINISTER WILL LEAD INDIA IN MARKING 75 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE AS A SECULAR, STRIKINGLY DIVERSE COUNTRY. THIS IS AN ELECTION THAT SOME CALL A BATTLE FOR INDIA’S SOUL. NAHLAH AYED, CBC NEWS, NEW DELHI.>>Ian: AND CONSIDER THE LOGISTICAL CHALLENGES OF THE INDIAN ELECTION WITH 900 MILLION ELIGIBLE VOTERS SPREAD ACROSS THE VAST COUNTRY. EVERY VOTE IS ENTERED INTO ONE OF THESE VOTING MACHINES, 11 MILLION GOVERNMENT WORKERS RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING THOSE MACHINES TO EVEN THE MOST REMOTE AREAS. THE COST OF THE ELECTION? $9.5 BILLION.>>>STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”…>>>SOMETIMES THE PICTURES TELL THE STORY BETTER THAN WORDS. OUR INTERVIEW WITH A WAR PHOTOGRAPHER ABOUT CAPTURING THE IMAGES THAT CAN BE HARD TO WATCH.>>AND I WAS FURIOUS AND I SAID, HOW DARE YOU SEND ME TO FALLUJAH IF YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE THE GUTS TO PUBLISH WHAT I’M SEEING. (*) (*) * YOU MAKE ME FEEL * I FEEL LIKE * A NATURAL WOMAN >>Ian: IT HAS BEEN NINE MONTHS SINCE WE LOST THE QUEEN OF SOUL, NOW ARETHA FRANKLIN’S LAWYER SAYS THAT THREE HANDWRITTEN WILLS HAVE BEEN FOUND IN THE LATE SINGER’S HOME. INCLUDING ONE UNDER CUSHIONS IN THE LIVING ROOM. THE LATEST ONE, DATED MARCH 2014, APPEARS TO LEAVE ALL OF HER ASSETS TO FAMILY MEMBERS. FRANKLIN’S LAWYER FILED THE WILLS IN COURT TODAY TO DETERMINE WHICH IS VALID.>>>MICKEY LAUDA HAS DIED EIGHT MONTHS AFTER HAVING A LUNG TRANSPLANT. HE WON THREE WORLD TITLES, INCLUDING AN INCREDIBLE COMEBACK FROM A NEAR FATAL CRASH WHICH LEFT HIM WITH SEVERE BURNS. HIS STORY WAS IMMORTALIZED IN THE MOVIE “RUSH.” LAUDA WAS 70.>>>ANOTHER MIGRANT CHILD HAS DIED IN THE CUSTODY OF U.S. BORDER PATROL AGENTS. THE 16-YEAR-OLD BOY FROM GUATEMALA WAS FOUND UNRESPONSIVE THIS MORNING. THE CAUSE OF DEATH NOT YET KNOWN. HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY LAST WEEK. U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION SAY THEY WILL CONDUCT WHAT THEY CALL AN INDEPENDENT AND A THOROUGH REVIEW OF THE CASE. THE TEEN IS THE FIFTH MIGRANT CHILD TO DIE IN U.S. CUSTODY SINCE DECEMBER.>>>YOU MAY HAVE SEEN HER WORK BUT PROBABLY DON’T KNOW HER NAME, CELEBRATED WORLD WAR PHOTOGRAPHER LYNSEY ADDARIO HAS HAD AN EXTRAORDINARY AND DANGEROUS CAREER, COVERING SOME OF THE MOST VIOLENT PLACES IN THE WORLD. OUR ADRIENNE ARSENAULT HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK WITH HER ABOUT WHY SHE DOES IT, AND WHY SHE THINKS THAT IT’S IMPORTANT, ESPECIALLY NOW, TO DO THIS KIND OF WORK. AND A WARNING — THIS STORY CONTAINS SOME GRAPHIC IMAGES. (*)>>Adrienne: DO NOT CALL PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING WAR PHOTOGRAPHER LYNSEY ADDARIO AN ADRENALIN JUNKIE. SHE’S NOT. DON’T CALL HER FEARLESS, SHE’S NOT THAT EITHER. WHAT SHE DOES IS TERRIFYING AND IT DOES SCARE HER. THE SEARING SCENES THAT SHE SHOOTS SOMETIMES MAKE HER CRY SO MUCH THAT SHE CANNOT SEE BEHIND HER LENS. BUT SHE GOES BACK TO THE FRONTLINES TO FAMINES BECAUSE AS SHE WROTE IN HER MEMOIR “IT’S WHAT I DO.”>>FOUR “THE NEW YORK TIMES” JOURNALISTS WERE HELD CAPTIVE…>>Adrienne: EVEN AFTER BEING KIDNAPPED TWICE IN LIBYA AND IRAQ, AFTER BEING ASSAULTED AND TRAUMATIZED, IT IS STILL WHAT SHE DOES.>>THEY ARE ALL HOME SAFE NOW.>>Adrienne: BUT THERE’S A QUESTION WHEN THE POWERFUL TELL LIES AND MAKE PEOPLE DOUBT HOW MUCH DOES THE WORK OF A WITNESS MATTER? SHE HAPPENS TO THINK THAT IT MATTERS NOW MORE THAN EVER SO SHE SPENT SOME TIME WITH US IN “THE NATIONAL” STUDIO TO TALK OF THE COSTS OF OPENING EYES. WELCOME TO “THE NATIONAL.”>>THANK YOU.>>Adrienne: WE TRIED TO DECORATE THE PLACE A LITTLE BIT FOR YOU.>>WOW, IT’S AMAZING.>>Adrienne: AS HARD AS IT IS TO LOOK AT THEM, CAN YOU HEAR ANY OF THESE? LIKE ARE THE SOUNDS OF ANY OF THESE LOUD IN YOUR HEAD?>>I MEAN, LIBYA FOR SURE.>>Adrienne: THIS ONE UP HERE?>>YEAH. AND CORONGAL, THAT’S IN AFGHANISTAN, THAT’S 2007.>>Adrienne: WHAT ARE YOU HEARING WHEN YOU LOOK AT THAT.>>WE WERE HIT FROM THREE SIDES BY THE TALIBAN AND IT WAS JUST CRACKING. THERE WAS WAILING AND MOANING IN THAT. THAT’S A FUNERAL FOR A YOUNG WOMAN WHO BLED TO DEATH DURING PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH.>>Adrienne: A COMPLETELY NORMAL PREGNANCY?>>SHE WAS PREGNANT WITH TWINS AND DELIVERED THE FIRST BABY IN THE VILLAGE. AND THE SECOND BABY WOULDN’T COME OUT. SHE HAD TO TAKE A CANOE ACROSS A RIVER AFTER HAVING JUST DELIVERED THE FIRST BABY. AND THEN OVER ABOUT SIX HOURS OVER BUMPY ROADS TO GET TO THE HOSPITAL. THAT’S WHEN I MET HER. AND I PHOTOGRAPHED THE DELIVERY OF THE SECOND BABY AND SHE STARTED BLEEDING. AND NO ONE — AND THE MIDWIVES ARE JUST SORT OF MOPPING UP THE BLOOD AND SAYING IT’S NORMAL AND IT’S OKAY.>>Adrienne: BUT YOU KNEW?>>I KNEW THAT SOMETHING WAS WRONG. SO I ACTUALLY RAN TO TRY TO FIND THE DOCTOR, THE ONE DOCTOR IN THE WHOLE PROVINCE. AND HE WAS IN SURGERY AND I WENT INTO SURGERY. AND I PUT ON SCRUBS AND I WENT IN AND I SAID I THINK THAT THIS WOMAN IS DYING AND HE SAID, WELL, I’M BUSY. AND I WENT BACK AND THEY PICKED HER UP AND CARRIED HER TO HIM AND SHE DIED. YEAH.>>Adrienne: THAT SCENE DIDN’T JUST RATTLE ADDARIO BUT TOUCHED NERVES IN IMPORTANT PLACES. “TIME” MAGAZINE PUT OUT AN EIGHT-PAGE SPREAD THAT CAPTURED THE EYE OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY MERCK WHO THEN PUT ASIDE $50 MILLION TO FIGHT MATERNAL DEATH. THAT’S MAKING A DIFFERENCE WITH A PHOTOGRAPH. BUT IT DOESN’T ALWAYS WORK THAT WAY. THESE ARE AMERICAN SOLDIERS?>>CORRECT. SO THIS IS DURING THE BATTLE OF FALLUJAH SO THIS IS NOVEMBER 2004. THERE WERE SO MANY WOUNDED AMERICAN MARINES COMING OUT OF THE BATTLE OF FALLUJAH THAT THEY CLEARED OUT THE INSIDE OF A CARGO AIRCRAFT AND LITERALLY FLEW THEM ON THE FLOOR OF THE PLANE. AND THEY WERE ALL SEATED ON THE WALLS. AND THIS IS HOW THEY WERE FLOWN TO GERMANY FOR TREATMENT.>>Adrienne: I DON’T KNOW THAT AMERICANS HAD REALLY SEEN PICTURES LIKE THIS.>>I DON’T THINK THEY HAD. I HAD NEVER HAD ACCESS LIKE THIS. AND THIS WAS FOR “LIFE” MAGAZINE SO WE GOT THIS UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS AND “LIFE” HELD THE PHOTOS THROUGH THE RE-ELECTION OF BUSH. AND MY PHOTO EDITOR SAID THAT MY FEELING IS THAT THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF DOESN’T THINK THAT THE PUBLIC COULD HANDLE SEE THESE IMAGES. AND I WAS FURIOUS. HOW DARE YOU SEND ME TO FALLUJAH IF YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE THE GUTS TO PUBLISH WHAT I’M SEEING. AND SO I CALLED “THE NEW YORK TIMES” MAGAZINE AND THEY PUBLISHED THEM.>>Adrienne: THAT’S WHY YOU TAKE A PICTURE LIKE THIS?>>OF COURSE, YEAH.>>Adrienne: THE MOMENT THAT SHE CAPTURES DON’T LEAVE ADDARIO. SOMETIMES THE FACES OF PEOPLE AT THEIR LOWEST HAVE ENDED UP BEING THE ONES THAT SHE SEES IN HER MIND WHEN SHE IS IN TROUBLE.>>PHOTOGRAPHER LYNSEY ADDARIO WAS ONE OF THOSE… THE GROUP WAS THREATENED AND BEATEN…>>Adrienne: THAT WAS THE CASE IN MARCH 2011. ADDARIO WAS WITH THREE OTHERS WHEN THEY WERE GRABBED BY MUAMMAR GADDAFI’S MEN AND KIDNAPPED AND BEATEN AND MOVED AROUND. ADDARIO KNEW ENOUGH OF THE SEXUAL VIOLENCE THAT WOMEN FACE TO FEAR THE WORST.>>I’VE HEARD THE STORIES, AND I’VE HEARD THE TESTIMONIES AND I’VE HEARD OF WOMEN IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, WOMEN IN DARFUR, YOU KNOW, AND I FEEL LIKE I GOT OFF EASY. I MEAN, THESE ARE WOMEN WHO WERE RAPED, THEY WERE GANG RAPED. THEIR STORIES ARE HORRIFIC. SO FOR ME IN LIBYA, YOU KNOW, OVER THE TIME OF OUR KIDNAP I WAS TOUCHED AND I WAS GROPED AND I WAS TIED UP AND BLINDFOLDED AND BEATEN UP. BUT FOR ME IT WAS NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT THE WOMEN THAT I HAD DOCUMENTED WENT THROUGH. BUT I DID SORT OF TURN TO THEM FOR A SOURCE OF STRENGTH IN THE MIDDLE OF THE KIDNAPPING IN LIBYA. LIKE, I REMEMBER ONE NIGHT WE WERE IN PRISON AND WE WERE ALL TERRIFIED AND WE HAD NO IDEA HOW LONG WE WOULD BE HELD FOR AND WHAT THEY’D DO TO US. AND I REMEMBER THINKING TO MYSELF, IF THOSE WOMEN IN CONGO AND DARFUR CAN HOLD THEIR HEAD UP AND DO THIS I CAN GET THROUGH THIS. AND I JUST KEPT TELLING MYSELF, LIKE, I CAN DO IT. AND THAT’S SORT OF — THEY WERE A SOURCE OF STRENGTH FOR ME.>>Adrienne: WHEN YOU WENT HOME YOU GOT PREGNANT?>>I DID. WHEN I CAME HOME FROM LIBYA I WAS STILL AMBIVALENT BECAUSE I THINK THAT AS A PROFESSIONAL WOMAN, ESPECIALLY A WOMAN IN THIS JOB WHERE WE TRAVEL ALL THE TIME, YOU KNOW, IT’S VERY HARD TO FIGURE OUT WHAT LIFE WILL LOOK LIKE AS A MOTHER. AND SO I DIDN’T REALLY HAVE ANY ROLE MODELS AT THAT TIME. I DIDN’T KNOW ANY OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS, WAR PHOTOGRAPHERS, WHO WERE MOTHERS. SO I WAS TERRIFIED. YOU KNOW, I WAS TERRIFIED TO SORT OF GO DOWN THAT PATH. AND I REMEMBER JUST TURNING TO MY HUSBAND AND SAYING, FORGET IT, WE NEED TO START LIFE. LIKE I’VE HAD ENOUGH OF DEATH AND I CAN’T DO THIS RIGHT NOW. AND I GOT PREGNANT LIKE RIGHT AWAY.>>Adrienne: LIFE GOT BETTER AND WORK DIDN’T STOP, BUT THE WORLD CHANGED A BIT. AND THE URGENCY TO BEAR WITNESS AT TIMES FEELS EVEN MORE ACUTE. IS IT GETTING HARDER OR EASIER TO MAKE AN IMPACT WITHIN THIS CLIMATE?>>HARDER I THINK.>>Adrienne: WHY?>>BECAUSE WE’RE SO BOMBARDED WITH IMAGES AND SO BOMBARDED BY SOCIAL MEDIA AND BY VIOLENCE AND BY BLOOD. YOU KNOW, I DON’T THINK THAT AN IMAGE HAS TO BE GRAPHIC TO BE POWERFUL. I THINK THAT AN IMAGE HAS TO BE SUBTLE BUT IT HAS TO TELL A STORY. I THINK THAT WE SEE SO MANY IMAGES EVERY SINGLE DAY THAT MOST PEOPLE — THEY DON’T PAY ATTENTION ANYMORE. I THINK THAT PEOPLE’S ATTENTION SPAN IS ALMOST NOTHING.>>Adrienne: I WONDER DOES IT DRIVE YOU?>>IT DRIVES ME EVEN MORE BECAUSE I THINK WE HAVE A PRESIDENT IN AMERICA WHO SAYS THAT JOURNALISTS ARE THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE AND SAYS FAKE NEWS, EVERYTHING IS FAKE NEWS. HE LIES BASICALLY EVERY DAY OF HIS PRESIDENCY. I THINK THAT IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT AS A JOURNALIST TO SHOW THE IMPORTANCE OF JOURNALISM WITH INTEGRITY, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING THERE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF CALLING OUT LEADERS AROUND THE WORLD WHO LIE. AND SO, YOU KNOW, I COVERED DARFUR FUR SIX STRAIGHT YEARS AND THERE WAS A CASE WHERE I WAS IN CHAD AND THERE HAD BEEN A MASSACRE OF THE GOVERNMENT SOLDIERS. AND PRESIDENT BASHIR WENT ON TV AND SAID THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN, NO GOVERNMENT SOLDIERS WERE KILLED. WE WENT TO THE BORDER AND FOUND A TRUCKLOAD OF REFUGEES AND WE SAID DID THIS HAPPEN. AND THEY SAID, YES. AND WE SAID, WELL, CAN YOU TAKE US. AND THEY WERE LIKE, IT’S SUPER DANGEROUS AND THEY CAN BOMB, YOU KNOW. AND WE WERE LIKE, LOOK, WE HAVE TO SEE IT TO REPORT ON IT FOR “THE NEW YORK TIMES.” WE WENT AND THERE WERE BODIES CLEAR ACROSS THE DESERT. AND THAT PICTURE WAS ON THE FRONT PAGE OF “THE NEW YORK TIMES.” AND, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU HAVE A PICTURE AS PROOF YOU CANNOT LIE. YOU KNOW, THE FUNDAMENTAL FACT THAT A PHOTOGRAPHER HAS TO BE THERE IS REALLY IMPORTANT AT THIS TIME IN HISTORY.>>Adrienne: IT IS THE CURSE OF THE WORLD RIGHT NOW THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF TROUBLED PLACES SHE NEEDS TO GO TO NEXT. SOUTH SUDAN. MAYBE YEMEN. IT’S OUR GREAT FORTUNE THAT THERE’S A LYNSEY ADDARIO READY TO BE THERE.>>Ian: NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”… HELPING YOUNG PATIENTS PUT A BRAVE FACE ON THEIR TIME IN HOSPITAL. HOW CLOWNING AROUND CAN ACTUALLY BE THE BEST MEDICINE.>>DO YOU WANT ME TO GO EASY ON YOU OR DO YOU WANT ME TO GO EXTRA HARD?>>UM… WELL, YOU (*) (*)>>Ian: LONG HOSPITAL STAYS CAN BE HARD ON ANYONE BUT FOR CHILDREN THEY CAN BE PARTICULARLY DEPRESSING, ISOLATING AND STRESSFUL. SO FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS TORONTO’S SICK KIDS HOSPITAL HAS BEEN HELPING THEM COPE BY SENDING IN THERAPEUTIC CLOWNS. JAMIE STY DDON HAS PLAYED THE PART OF A. LEBOO FOR 12 YEARS AND HE’S BECOME A CELEBRITY IN THE HOSPITAL. HE RECENTLY TOOK US BEHIND THE SCENES TO SHOW US HOW THE PROGRAMME WORKS.>>IF IT IS 11:00, THEN IT MUST BE TIME FOR…>>STORY TIME!>>SQUIRRELS!>>IN THE HOSPITAL IT’S BASICALLY LIKE BEING IN PRISON. DEFINITELY DEPRESSING. SOMETIMES THERE’S LIKE DARK DAYS.>>* IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT DO ALL THREE * * HOORAY >>THAT’S WHAT CLOWNS DO, THEY HELP YOU TO GET THROUGH THE HARD TIMES.>>* IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT DO ALL THREE * * HOORAY >>ANYBODY HERE?>>YEAH.>>MAY I COME IN.>>UM-HMM. HELLO.>>DO YOU WANT TO PLAY UNO?>>SURE.>>CHEATING OR NO CHEATING?>>NO CHEATING.>>THERE ARE AT ANY GIVEN TIME PROBABLY 300 KIDS HERE AT THE HOSPITAL, JUST IN PATIENTS. WE SHOULD AT LEAST PRETEND THAT WE GET ALONG A LITTLE BIT, ALONG A LITTLE BIT. EVERYBODY NEEDS PLAY AND THEY NEED FRIENDSHIP. WHEN KIDS ARE HERE THEY ARE REMOVED FROM SOME OF THE THINGS, SOME OF THOSE OPPORTUNITIES IN THEIR LIFE.>>I FORGOT THAT! SO WHAT A CLOWN CAN DO IS TO COME IN AND TO BECOME THEIR IDEAL PLAYMATE.>>DO YOU WANT ME TO GO EASY ON YOU OR DO YOU WANT ME TO GO EXTRA HARD?>>WELL, WE’RE LETTING ME WIN… SO EASY. UNO!>>PICK UP TWO.>>IN THE MOST BASIC WAY WE ARE UNTHREATENING FRIENDS WHO COME TO THEIR ROOM AND DON’T ASK ANYTHING OF THEM.>>THANK YOU. AND I DID IT.>>THANKS.>>I HAVE BEEN HERE FOR ABOUT THREE MONTHS I’D SAY. THREE MONTHS. IT’S SOON GOING TO BE FOUR MONTHS.>>GO.>>SOMETIMES I HAVE NAUSEA AND DIZZINESS AND IT MEANS THAT MY BODY JUST SHUTS DOWN. THE FIRST TIME THAT I MET A. LEBOO WAS WHEN WE CAME FOR A CLINIC VISIT AND HE STARTED HANGING OUT.>>LOOK, WE GOT NEW ONES. WE GOT THE ONES THAT YOU LIKE…>>NOW THEY COME IN AND THEY BRIGHTEN UP YOUR DAY.>>THEY’RE VERY ELASTICY.>>YOU CAN’T CONTROL EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN A HOSPITAL AND THERE ARE TIMES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN EASY FOR COLIN AND AS A PARENT YOU FEEL KIND OF HELPLESS. AND HE WALKS IN THE ROOM AND HIS FACE CHANGES AND HIS ATTITUDE CHANGES. AND THE PROCEDURE THAT HE DIDN’T WANT TO DO FIVE MINUTES BEFOREHAND HE’S NOW MORE COMFORTABLE DOING.>>OKAY, THANK YOU, MY FRIEND.>>AND THAT’S INVALUABLE WHEN YOU’RE A PARENT, THAT’S YOUR 24/7, MAYBE AT THE END OF THE ROPE AND HE COMES IN AND CHANGES EVERYTHING.>>TOTALOO, KANGRY.>>STAY SWEET, PARAKEET.>>HELLO, MY FRIEND. ARE YOU COMING TO THE TV SHOW TODAY? HI, AIDEN, WELCOME, WELCOME. * LET’S GO LET’S GO LET’S GO * LET’S GO * LET’S GO * LET’S GO THAT WAS A GOOD ONE. I WAS FIRST INTRODUCED TO THE WORK THROUGH A STORY DONE ON LOCAL TV ABOUT A VISITING CLOWN TO SICK KIDS. LET’S SEE WHO IS ON THE PHONE. HI, WHO’S THIS? AND I THOUGHT, WOW, THAT’S SOMETHING THAT I THINK THAT I’M SUPPOSED TO DO. DID YOU HEAR US SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU?>>YEP.>>EXCELLENT. EVERY THURSDAY WE DO A CRAFT SHOW BROADCAST LIVE TO THE HOSPITAL SO THAT KIDS CAN CHOOSE TO WATCH IT.>>HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY PRESENTS YET?>>NOT YET.>>NOT YET, NOT YET. SAVING UP. A LOT OF TIMES KIDS CAN’T LEAVE THEIR ROOMS. THEY’RE EITHER IN ISOLATION PRECAUTIONS AND THEY ARE JUST NOT FEELING WELL ENOUGH TO LEAVE THEIR ROOM, WHATEVER THE CASE MAY BE. THIS ALLOWS US TO CREATE COMMUNITY FOR THEM.>>PERFECT. THANK YOU, ELIZA. BYE. YOU MADE THIS ONE TOO, RIGHT? THAT’S FOR DADA? ALL RIGHT. IT’S BEAUTIFUL! KIDS GET A BAG OF JUST RANDOM CRAFT SUPPLIES AND INTEGRATED INTO THAT WERE MEDICAL THINGS LIKE A MASK OR GLOVES OR, YOU KNOW, THE PEE CUPS. WE HAVE HERE THE PEE CUP AND WE HAVE HERE A QUARTER. THE POINT OF THAT IS TO SORT OF BRING THESE HOSPITAL THINGS TO DEMYSTIFY THEM AND NOT MAKE THEM SO DAUNTING. ABRACADABRA…>>IT’S IN THE OTHER HAND!>>NICE. GOOD JOB. I THINK THAT THERE’S A MISCONCEPTION THAT IT’S ALWAYS JUST LIKE REALLY NICE, NICEY-NICE AND LIKE SICKLY SWEET. AND IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE BECAUSE KIDS NEED ALL KINDS OF FRIENDS. ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR…>>READY.>>HMM… THEY NEED SOMEONE WHO CAN BE COMPETITIVE WITH THEM. IT ISN’T THERE. IT’S NOT IN THERE. WHO CAN THROW THINGS BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN EACH OTHER AND KIND OF HAVE THAT FUN TOO. AH-HA! SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR.>>SEE YOU TOMORROW, ALLIGATOR.>>OH, MAN WE SHOULD HAVE DONE MORE BUBBLES BEFORE WE LEFT AGAIN. CAN YOU DO THE MAGIC? (*)>>LET’S GET THEM. LET’S GET THEM! WOW!>>THIS WORK IS ALL ABOUT CONNECTION. IT’S ALL ABOUT BEING EMPATHETIC AND BEING OPEN TO TAKE THIS STUFF ON. IF I DON’T FEEL AFFECTED BY SOMEONE ELSE’S PAIN OR ANOTHER FAMILY’S STRUGGLES, THEN I SHOULDN’T BE DOING THE WORK.>>THAT BOOK HAS AN ARM. AND A GIGGLE.>>AND A GIGGLE! THE FIRST CHILD WHO I HAD A REALLY CLOSE CONNECTION WITH WHO PASSED AND I HAD TO RUN FROM THE CRITICAL CARE UNIT TO AN OFFICE AND I WAS CRYING BEFORE I GOT BACK TO THE DOOR. AND I CRIED QUITE HARD, I WEPT, I WAS VERY AFFECTED BY IT. ARE YOU READY FOR BATTLE? OKAY. OH, I GOT ONE INSIDE. I GOT ONE INSIDE YOUR MASK. I DON’T THINK THAT I’M LESS AFFECTED BY IT NOW, BUT THERE’S MORE POSITIVE THAT I EXPERIENCE THAN THE NEGATIVE. YOUR MOM IS TRYING TO STAY OUT OF IT BUT SHE KNOWS THAT SHE CAN’T DO THAT. EVERY FAMILY WE MEET YOU GET TO SEE HOW THEY PERSEVERE, YOU GET TO SEE HOW THEY COME TOGETHER AS A FAMILY. RIGHT ON THE TOP OF THE MASK. (*)>>IT HELPS A LOT, NOT JUST FOR HIM, BUT FOR HIS SIBLINGS AND MYSELF. HE WAS BORN WITH A CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE AND ENDED UP GETTING A HEART TRANSPLANT AT 14 MONTHS OF AGE. SO HE’S BEEN HERE LOTS AND THAT’S WHY HE LOVES IT WHEN THE CLOWN COMES. IT’S THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY, HE CAN HEAR HIM COMING DOWN THE HALLWAY AND IT EMOTIONALLY GIVES ME A GOOD BREAK, TOO, RIGHT, JUST TO SEE HIM HAPPY. KIND OF JUST AS A MOM, LIKE, IT REMINDS ME OF THE GOOD TIMES.>>[indiscernible] HE PLAYS WITH ME.>>NICE. A SHIELD, A FORCE FIELD. NOBODY WANTS TO BE HERE BUT WE TRY TO MAKE IT A LITTLE MORE TOLERABLE AND A LITTLE MORE FUN. THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME COME TO PLAY. MAY I COME BACK AGAIN ANOTHER DAY? JUST TO BE THAT LITTLE BRIGHT SPOT TO LOOK FORWARD TO. OUT THE DOOR, DINOSAUR. GOTTA GO, BUFFALO. TOOTALO-KANGRY. BYE-BYE BUTTERFLY. AS YOU WISH, JELLYFISH. I FEEL IT’S WHAT I’M SUPPOSED TO DO.>>NICE. ALL RIGHT, SEE YOU LATER.>>Ian: HERE’S A LOOK AT A STORY THAT WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON, CARING FOR ELDERLY COUPLES IN SWEDEN AND JUST HOW FAR THEY GO IN THAT COUNTRY TO KEEP PEOPLE TOGETHER. (*)>>Reporter: WHAT IN CANADA IS NORMAL IS ALMOST UNHEARD OF IN SWEDEN. LIFE HERE SEEMS CALMER. THE PEOPLE, CONTENT. NANCY AND TOLSTEN CERTAINLY ARE. WHAT WOULD IT MEAN FOR YOU AT THIS STAGE IN YOUR LIFE TO NOT BE TOGETHER?>>[speaking foreign language]>>Ian: COULD CANADA HAVE SOMETHING TO LEARN? THAT’S COMING UP TOMORROW ON “THE NATIONAL.” (*) (*) (*)>>Ian: SO WHAT COULD BE MORE APPROPRIATE AS A “MOMENT” ON THIS VICTORIA DAY THAN FOOTAGE OF THE ROYALS IN THEIR GARDEN THIS WEEKEND. IT’S NOT JUST ANY GARDEN THESE KIDS ARE PLAYING IN. GEORGE, CHARLOTTE AND LOUIS HELPED THEIR MOTHER, THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE, TO CREATE THE SO-CALLED BACK TO NATURE GARDEN UNVEILED THIS WEEKEND. KATE CO-DESIGNED THE SPACE WITH A LANDSCAPE ARTIST, PART OF HER CHARITY WORK ON EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT. AND THE GARDEN WILL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TOMORROW. YOU KNOW WHO WISHES THAT SHE WAS HERE TO HAVE A CONVERSATION, IS OUR RESIDENT ROYAL EXPERT AMONG THE HOSTS, ADRIENNE. I FEEL THOUGH THAT WE’LL GET ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY IN THE COMING DAYS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR WATCHING “THE NATIONAL” ON THIS VICTORIA DAY. BYE-BYE. (*) (*) (*)

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