The National for December 24, 2018 — Indonesia Tsunami, Markets Fall, The Shadow of Diana


>>Adrienne: ON THIS MONDAY NIGHT — AID ARRIVES IN INDONESIA. RECOVERY EFFORTS ARE UNDER WAY. WHY ARE THERE WARNINGS THAT DANGER STILL LURKS?>>>MARKET MELTDOWN. U.S. STOCKS ARE ON TRACK FOR THE WORST DECEMBER SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS PLAYING THE BLAME GAME. IS HE RIGHT TO SAY IT’S NOT HIS FAULT? [SPEAKING CHINESE]>>>AND THIS IS GETTING WORSE — CHINA RESPONDS TO CRITICISM ABOUT HOLDING TWO CANADIANS. WHERE DOES THIS STANDOFF HEAD NEXT? THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.”>>Adrienne: TWO DAYS AFTER A TSUNAMI CRASHED ON TO THE SHORES OF INDONESIA, THE NUMBER OF DEAD HAVE CLIMBED TO AT LEAST 373, NUMBER OF INJURED, 1,400. SOLDIERS AND VOLUNTEERS ARE COMBING BEACHES AND WRECKED BUILDINGS LOOKING FOR SURVIVORS, BUT MOSTLY FINDING MORE BODIES. THESE WOMEN CAREFULLY GATHERING RICE THAT WAS SCATTERED WHEN THEIR HOMES WERE DESTROYED. THINGS ARE DESPERATE AND THEY COULD GET WORSE. THE TSUNAMI WAS CAUSED BY VOLCANIC ACTIVITY AND THERE ARE FEARS THAT IT COULD HAPPEN AGAIN. CHRIS O’NEILL-YATES CHASES DOWN THE DETAILS OF THE DISASTER. AND THE IMAGES THAT DRIVE HOME THE HARDSHIP MANY NOW FACE.>>Reporter: HOPE IS ALL MANY HAVE LEFT. HOPE OF FINDING THE NAME OF A LOVED ONE ON A LIST AT A CLINIC. HOSPITALS STRUGGLE TO COPE AS THE NUMBER OF DEAD AND INJURED MOUNT. PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO SALVAGE WHAT LITTLE THEY CAN DESPITE THE RISKS, PEOPLE LIKE SHOP OWNER NORA HASAN.>>Interpretor: I FEEL SCARED COMING BACK, BUT I HAD TO TO TAKE WHAT I CAN. I CAN’T GET THE IMAGE OF HUGE WAVES OUT OF MY HEAD.>>Reporter: INDONESIAN PRESIDENT JOKO WIDODO VISITED THE WORST AFFECTED AREA ON THE WEST COAST OF JAVA. IN FUTURE, METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY WILL PROVIDE DETECTION EQUIPMENT THAT WILL GIVE A WARNING, HE SAYS. IN THIS CASE, THERE WAS NO EARTHQUAKE, NO TREMBLING GROUND AS WARNING. THERE ARE SYSTEMS THAT CAN ALERT PEOPLE TO UNUSUAL WAVES.>>THE PROBLEM WE HAVE, IT WILL NOT GIVE PEOPLE THAT MUCH OF A WARNING. IN THAT SITUATION, EVEN 10 SECONDS MAY GET SOME PEOPLE TO HIGHER GROUND AND REDUCE THE FATALITIES.>>Reporter: IN TSUNAMI-PRONE INDONESIA, WARNINGS ALONE WON’T SAVE LIVES, SAID HIS CANADIAN DISASTER RELIEF SPECIALIST.>>THERE HAS TO BE A DETERMINED EFFORT TO MOVE HEAVILY POPULATED AREAS, IF POSSIBLE, AWAY FROM THE WATERFRONT, FROM THE OCEAN. BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE MOST OF THIS DESTRUCTION HAPPENED.>>Reporter: INDONESIAN OFFICIALS SAY THE DANGER HAS NOT PASSED. THE ANAK KRAKATAU IS STILL ERUPTING AND COULD POSSIBLY TRIGGER ANOTHER TSUNAMI. IN THE COMING DAYS, THEY’RE TELLING PEOPLE TO STAY AWAY FROM COASTAL AREAS. CHRIS O’NEILL-YATES, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>Adrienne: SO A VOLCANIC ERUPTION CAUSES A TSUNAMI IN ASIA AND TODAY THE LARGEST ACTIVE VOLCANO STARTED TO STIR, THIS ONE IN ITALY. MT. ETNA, FIRST FLANK ERUPTION IN A DECADE. THERE WERE 130 TREMORS TODAY, THE MOST POWERFUL 4. THE ASH WAS THICK ENOUGH TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE THE AIRSPACE.>>>A WORRY OF A DIFFERENT KIND — IT’S BEEN TWO WEEKS SINCE CHINA DETAINED FEW CANADIANS. A DETENTION CALLED ARBITRARY. BEIJING THREW THOSE WORDS RIGHT BACK AT THIS COUNTRY, LABELING CANADA’S ARREST OF HUAWEI EXECUTIVE AS ARBITRARY AND A MISTAKE. OLIVIA STEFANOVICH DIPS INTO THE DIPLOMATIC TENSIONS.>>Reporter: IN THEIR STRONGEST WORDS YET, CHINA REJECTS CALLS FOR THE RELEASE OF TWO CANADIANS. INSTEAD, SUGGESTING THE WESTERN ALLIES ARE HYPOCRITS FOR EXPRESSING CONCERNS OVER THE DETENTION OF FORMER DIPLOMAT MICHAEL KOVRIG AND BUSINESSMAN MICHAEL SPAVOR, BUT NOT SPEAKING OUT AGAINST THE ARREST OF HUAWEI C.F.O. MEG WANZHOU.>>THIS HAS EVOLVED OF NOT JUST CANADA VERSUS CHINA, BUT CHINA VERSUS THE WEST AND IT’S NOT IN CHINA’S FAVOUR.>>Reporter: FRANCE BECAME THE LATEST COUNTRY TODAY JOINING THE U.K., GERMANY AND E.U. OVER CONCERNS OVER KOVRIG AND SPAVOR’S DETAINMENT. THE PRIME MINISTER CONTINUED TO CALL FOR THEIR RELEASE.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: CANADIANS AND PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD ARE EXTREMELY DISTURBED BY THE CHINESE ACTIONS.>>Reporter: THOSE WORDS HAVE GONE UNANSWERED. THE CANADIAN CHINESE LANGUAGE BROADCASTER FAIRCHILD TV QUOTED SOURCES SAYING THAT CHINESE OFFICIALS HAVE STEPPED UP THEIR INTERROGATION EFFORTS IN THE HOPES THAT THEY WILL PLEAD GUILTY TO ENDANGERING CHINESE SECURITY. THIS FORMER CANADIAN DIPLOMAT SAYS THE NEXT STEP. IS TO CALL THE CHINESE PRESIDENT.>>HE WILL HAVE TO SAY, WE DEMAND YOU RELEASE THESE TWO GENTLEMEN IMMEDIATELY AND THEN THERE’S NEEDS TO BE AN OR ELSE.>>Reporter: IF THAT DOESN’T WORK, CANADA CAN WITHDRAW ITS AMBASSADOR FROM BEIJING BACK TO OTTAWA IN PROTEST OR EVEN PUT SANCTIONS ON CHINESE DIPLOMATS IN CANADA.>>ALL OF THESE ACTIONS WOULD LEAD TO A SEVERE DETERIORATION OF RELATIONS BETWEEN CANADA AND CHINA.>>Reporter: IT’S A DELICATE BALANCING ACT THAT CANADIAN OFFICIALS SAY THEY WILL WORK OVER THE HOLIDAYS TO TRY TO RESOLVE. OLIVIA STEFANOVICH, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Adrienne: IT’S NOT JUST GOVERNMENTS SPEAKING OUT. TODAY THERE WERE SCATHING EDITORIALS. “THE NEW YORK TIMES” EDITORIAL BOARD CAME TO CANADA’S DEFENCE SAYING — ADMITTEDLY OPPOSING PERSPECTIVE BY THE INFLUENTIAL TABLOID FROM CHINA “THE GLOBAL TIMES,” VOWING THAT CANADA WILL PAY FOR ITS BAD BEHAVIOUR AND ATTEMPTS TO RESOLVE THE CONFLICT BY ROPING IN ITS ALLIES WILL NEVER WORK.>>>DECEMBER IS ON TRACK TO BE THE WORSE MONTH FOR U.S. STOCK MARKETS IN A LONG TIME. SOME CONFUSING MESSAGES FROM THE WHITE HOUSE HAS NOT HELPED. AS RON CHARLES REPORTS FROM WASHINGTON TONIGHT, IT ALL COMES AS THE PRESIDENT GRAPPLES WITH A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN.>>Reporter: THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS AND THE WHITE HOUSE LOOKS LIKE NOT MUCH IS STIRRING, BUT IT’S BEEN A DAY OF CONTINUED, UNRELENTING CHAOS, A GOVERNMENT PARTIALLY SHUT DOWN, MARKETS TANKING, AND A PRESIDENT FURIOUSLY TWEETING AFTER CANCELLING HIS CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY DURING THE LATEST CRISIS. TRUMP TWEETING AT DEMOCRATIC SENATORS — U.S. LAWMAKERS ARE STILL NOT CLOSE TO PROVIDING FUNDING FOR TRUMP’S BORDER WALL AND BREAKING THE SPENDING BILL IMPASSE THAT LED TO THE SHUTDOWN.>>SINCE IT’S BECOME A POLITICAL ISSUE BOTH WAYS, NOBODY’S GIVING IN. THEY WILL. WE’LL GET PASSED IT.>>Reporter: THERE WAS CHAOS HERE, TOO. THE OPENING BELL MAY HAVE BEEN RUNG BY DANCERS FROM “THE NUTCRACKER,” BUT THE SHORTENED TRADING DAY WAS A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. 653 DROP ADDING TO THE IRE OF A PRESIDENT FIXATED BY THE STOCK MARKET. IN ANOTHER TWEET TODAY, TRUMP BLAMED THE MARKET ROUT ON THE FEDERAL RESERVE FOR RAISING INTEREST RATES.>>Reporter: AND THEN THE STRANGE STATEMENT TRUMP’S TREASURY SECRETARY, STEVE MNUCHIN PUT OUT, EXPLAINING THE NATION’S SIX LARGEST BANKS HAVE CONFIRMED THEY HAVE AMPLE LIQUIDITY. THAT MAY HAVE SPOOKED THE MARKETS. IT’S USUALLY WHAT YOU SAY IN A FALTERING ECONOMY TO REASSURE PEOPLE THAT BANKS HAVE ENOUGH CASH. RON CHARLES, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Adrienne: ONE OF THE CASUALTIES OF THE U. CAME BACK TO LIFE TODAY. THE NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC AFTER IT WAS CLOSED ON FRIDAY NIGHT. THE U.S. PARK SERVICE SAID SUPPORT FROM THE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION ALLOWED THE GATE TO BE UNLOCKED. IT COSTS $1,500 A DAY TO KEEP THE SITE OPEN.>>>THE MYSTERY OF WHO WAS FLYING A DRONE OVER GATWICK AIRPORT IS GETTING THORNIER. A BRITISH COUPLE QUESTIONED AND RELEASED IN THE COURSE OF THE INVESTIGATION NOW SAID THEY FEEL VIOLATED. THEY INSIST THAT THE MEDIA OUTED AND VILIFIED THEM. AS BRIAR STEWART REPORTS, THEY’RE FIGHTING BACK.>>WE ARE DISTRESSED.>>Reporter: THE COUPLE SPOKE ABOUT THEIR ORDEAL IN A PREPARED STATEMENT DELIVERED TO SKY NEWS OUTSIDE OF THEIR HOME, A HOME THAT HAD BEEN SEARCHED BY POLICE AFTER THEY WERE SUSPECTED OF FLYING DRONES OVER THE GATWICK AIRPORT. SEVERAL MEDIA OUTLETS IDENTIFIED THE COUPLE. THEIR NAMES AND PICTURES ON THE FRONT OF THE PAPERS. “ARE THESE THE MORONS THAT RUINED CHRISTMAS?” EVIDENTLY NOT, BECAUSE AFTER BEING ARRESTED BY POLICE ON FRIDAY, THEY WERE RELEASED YESTERDAY WITHOUT CHARGES.>>THE WAY WE WERE PERCEIVED IS DISGUSTING. THOSE THAT KNEW US DIDN’T DOUBT US FOR A SECOND.>>Reporter: THIS MEDIA LAWYER SAID THE COUPLE HAS A CASE IF THEY CHOOSE TO FILE A LAWSUIT.>>IT WILL BE $75,000 TO $125,000, I WOULD THINK.>>Reporter: BRITISH LAW CHANGED AFTER A CASE WAS BROUGHT FORWARD BY CLIFF RICHARD. THE BBC REPORTED THAT HE WAS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR HISTORICAL CHILD SEX ASSAULT CLAIMS, BUT CHARGES WERE NEVER LAID. THE COURT AWARDED HIM $360,000 CANADIAN DOLLARS.>>Reporter: SO HE TOOK A CASE AND THAT CHANGE THE THE LAW SO WE HAVE SECRET ARRESTS AND YOU CAN BE ARRESTED, BUT YOUR NAME IS NOT RELEASED FOR THE PUBLIC AND MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED. IT’S A BREACH OF PRIVACY.>>Reporter: THERE’S NO DOUBT THAT THE COUPLE’S NAMES AND IMAGES HAVE BEEN SEEN AROUND THE WORLD. THIS JOURNALIST SAID IF THERE’S A BLANKET BAN ON IDENTIFYING PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN ARRESTED, IT HURTS THE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS.>>IT CAN BE VERY PROBLEMATIC. WE SHOULD ALWAYS BE IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS ABLE TO SAY, THE POLICE ARRESTED THE PERSON. THEY’RE HOLDING THEM. WHAT’S GOING ON?>>THIS COUPLE FEELS THEIR LIVES HAVE BEEN TURNED UPSIDE DOWN. THEY’RE ASKING FOR PRIVACY NOW. AS FOR INVESTIGATORS, THEY INSIST THEY’RE NOT AT SQUARE ONE. THEY SAY THEY’RE CONTINUING TO LOOK FOR OTHER SUSPECTS. BRIAR STEWART, CBC NEWS, LONDON.>>Adrienne: AUSTRALIA IS ONE COUNTRY VOWING 2019 WILL BE THE YEAR OF A DRONE SAFETY CRACKDOWN. THEY’VE BEEN INSTALLING MONITORING EQUIPMENT AT AIRPORTS STARTING NEXT MONTH. IT WILL ALLOW OFFICIALS TO IDENTIFY THE SERIAL NUMBERS AND LOCATION OF CONTROLLERS.>>>STARING SKYWARD IS NOT JUST A PREOCCUPATION OF AUTHORITIES. ON THIS OF ALL NIGHTS, CHECKING THE SKY IS A MATTER OF TRADITION, WHICH IS WHY CANADIAN ASTRONAUT DAVID SAINT-JACQUES TWEETED FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION THAT I TOOK ON AN EXTRA JOB — HELPING NORAD TRACK SANTA. ACCORDING TO HIS NEW LABOUR CONTRACT, HE HAS THE DAY OFF TOMORROW FOR THE HOLIDAY. CATHERINE CULLEN HAD A GOOD QUESTION ABOUT THAT — HOW DO YOU SPEND DOWNTIME WHEN YOU’RE WAY UP THERE?>>I LOOK OUT THE WINDOW AND THE BLUE CRESCENT IS GETTING BRIGHTER AND BRIGHTER. I REALISED, WOW, THAT’S THE CURVE OF THE EARTH.>>Reporter: TALK ABOUT A JOB WITH COOL PERKS. IT’S NOT ALL ZERO GRAVITY FUN AND GAMES. BACK DOWN ON EARTH, JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S CABINET APPROVED AN ASTRONAUT LABOUR CONTRACT. ASTRONAUTS ARE ENTITLED TO 11 STATUTORY HOLIDAYS. IN SPACE, THERE ARE DAYS OFF. WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH YOUR DOWNTIME IN CRAMPED QUARTERS LIKE THIS? AS CHRIS HADFIELD DEMONSTRATED, YOU COULD PERHAPS TAKE A NAP. MAYBE HAVE A SNACK.>>PRETTY GOOD.>>Reporter: EVEN WORK ON YOUR PERSONAL HYGIENE.>>THAT ONE GOT AWAY. (*) PERFECT.>>DOES THE I.S.F. EVEN HAVE A NETFLIX ACCOUNT? ACCORDING TO JULIE PYATT, IT’S NOT SO DIFFERENT.>>WHEN YOU HAVE TIME, YOU CAN READ A BOOK, YOU CAN WATCH A MOVIE ON THE COMPUTER. YOU CAN WATCH A PROGRAMME UPLINKED FROM THE GROUND, BUT MOST OF US, JUST LOOK OUT THE WINDOW AT THE MAGNIFICENT SPECTACLE WE HAVE, PLANET EARTH. WE TAKE PICTURES AND HAVE MEMORIES FOR A LIFETIME.>>Reporter: SAINT-JACQUES WILL HAVE CHRISTMAS DAY OFF AND THEY’VE BEEN KNOWN TO CELEBRATE. * I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS >>Reporter: THOUGH ON BOXING DAY, IT’S BACK TO WORK. ALSO IN THE NEW LABOUR DEAL, UP TO $3,000 IN CASE YOU SUDDENLY NEED TO BUY A GIFT FOR A FOREIGN DIGNITARY. $6,500 IN RELOCATION ALLOWANCE, BUT MOVING TWO OUTER SPACE IS NOT ELIGIBLE. AND IN CASE YOU ARE WONDERING, ASTRONAUTS ON THE SPACE STATION ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR OVERTIME. PERHAPS THE BEST PERK OF ALL, SHARING THE EXPERIENCE WITH THE ONES YOU LOVE. THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT PAID FOR SAINT-JACQUES’ FAMILY TO JOIN HIM FOR THE LAUNCH IN KAZAKHSTAN.>>WE’RE THRILLED. THE KIDS WERE THRILLED TO SEE THE ROCKET GO.>>Reporter: AN UPSIDE TO A JOB UNLIKE ANY OTHER. CATHERINE CULLEN, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA, EARTH.>>Adrienne: CHRISTMAS EVE HAS A SPECIAL PLACE IN THE CALENDAR OF SPACE. 50 YEARS AGO TONIGHT, BILL LANDERS TOOK ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS PARAGRAPHS IN HISTORY. HAVE A LISTEN AND A LOOK THROUGH “THE LENS.” (*)>>Adrienne: HERE’S SOME OTHER STORIES WE’RE FOLLOWING TONIGHT, BEGINNING WITH THE LATEST ON THE POWER OUTAGE IN B.C., FIVE DAYS AFTER THAT MASSIVE WINDSTORM.>>THERE IS BASICALLY TREES DOWN EVERYWHERE AND WIRES ON THE ROADS. SO WE’RE NOT HOPEFUL FOR POWER BACK ON TOMORROW. THERE WILL BE A LOT OF STUFF COOKED ON THE WOOD STOVE OR CAMP STOVE OR BARBECUES. I THINK THE TURKEY IS GOING TO A PROPANE OVEN IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD. SO THE DINNER IS GETTING COOKED IN MANY DIFFERENT PLACES. IT WILL BE ALL RIGHT. WE’LL HAVE CANNEDLED GOING. IT’S GOOD.>>Adrienne: SHE’S NOT THE ONLY ONE SPENDING CHRISTMAS IN THE DARK. DESPITE 800 PEOPLE WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK, B.C. HYDRO SAYS THOUSANDS ON VANCOUVER ISLAND AND SOUTHERN GULF ISLAND WILL BE WITHOUT POWER TOMORROW.>>>IF YOU’RE PLANNING A CHRISTMAS DINNER, YOU MIGHT BE HAPPY TO KNOW THAT ROMAINE LETTUCE IS SAFE TO GET AGAIN. THE E. COLI OUTBREAK WAS DECLARED OVER THIS AFTERNOON. THERE’S BEEN NO NEW CASES HERE SINCE MID-NOVEMBER. 29 PEOPLE GOT SICK EATING TAINTED LETTUCE THIS FALL.>>>JUST AHEAD, DAVID COMMON GOES BEHIND SCENES OF “THE NUTCRACKER.” AN ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SPECTACLE ALL ABOUT PRECISION AND DISCIPLINE, AT LEAST THAT’S WHAT THE AUDIENCE SEES.>>THE PEOPLE THAT GET WHACKED BY THE BRANCHES TEND TO BE THE PERFORMERS IN THE BATTLE. SO [APPLAUSE]>>Adrienne: CHECK OUT THESE TWO CHARACTERS. THEY’RE MAPLE LEAFS, GUEST STARRING AS CANNON DOLLS, GETTING INTO IT, LIKE THE AUDIENCE. “THE NUTCRACKER” IS A BELOVED HOLIDAY CLASSIC AND EVERY YEAR, THEY MOUNT THIS SPECTACLE. MAKE NO MISTAKE, IT’S A BEHEMOTH OF A SHOW, EVERYTHING WORKING IN PRECISION OR IT SEEMS LIKE IT TO US. ON THIS CHRISTMAS EVE, DAVID COMMON AGAIN TAKES US BEHIND THE SCENES OF “THE NUTCRACKER.” (*)>>Reporter: MAGNIFICENT AS IT SEEMS, MIDWAY THROUGH THE FIRST ACT, THERE’S A PROBLEM. HERE A MOUSTACHE HAS COME UNGLUED. AN URGENT FIX FOR A KEY PERFORMER SECONDS BEFORE HE’S SET TO RETURN TO THE STAGE. THE AUDIENCE HAS NO IDEA. BUT WE HAVE UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS. WATCHING AS DANCERS THROW SNOWBALLS OFFSTAGE. AS ROLLERBLADING BEARS STAND BY IN THE WINGS. THE YOUNGEST PERFORMERS ARE JUST 6 YEARS OLD. NOW PREPARING FOR THEIR FIRST-EVER GRAND EVENT. THIS IS MAKE OR BREAK FOR THE NATIONAL BALLET, THE ANNUAL RITUAL THAT HELPS TO PAY FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR. IT ATTRACTS HUGE AUDIENCES EVERY DECEMBER, INCLUDING THIS ONE. THE FIRST FULL DRESS REHEARSAL WITH WHAT WILL BE A FULL HOUSE, AS THAT AUDIENCE BEGINS TO TAKE THEIR SEATS, BACKSTAGE, THE SHOW IS IN ITS FINAL PREPARATIONS. FOR THE MAN THAT HELPED IT RUN FOR DECADES, THE STAKES ARE STILL HIGH.>>WE’RE ON AN UNFORGIVING PATH. I CANNOT CHANGE MY MIND AND LEAVE.>>Reporter: POINT OF NO RETURN.>>IT KIND OF IS.>>Reporter: A MONTH BEFORE SHOW TIME, THE ENORMOUS EFFORT BEGINS WITH MASSIVE SETS MOVED OUT OF STORAGE. NINE TRAILERS FULL.>>GREAT.>>HOW IS IT WHEN YOU PUT YOUR ARMS UP? TRY YOUR TIARA.>>Reporter: MEANWHILE, SUGAR PLUM FAIRIES ARE FITTED FOR COSTUMES AND REHEARSALS BEGIN. [APPLAUSE] THE NATIONAL BALLET’S OWN MAY BE EXPERIENCED AT “THE NUTCRACKER.” WITH THE NEED FOR SUCH A LARGE CAST, MOST OF THE PERFORMERS COME FROM OUTSIDE THE COMPANY, MANY OF THEM JUST KIDS. THEY WILL REHEARSE TOGETHER A FEWER OF HANDFUL OF TIMES BEFORE FACING A PAYING AUDIENCE A GRUELING 26 TIMES. SHOW TIME IS MOMENTS AWAY. IT MAY NOT GET THE GLORY, BUT THE TWO DANCERS STUFFED INSIDE THIS HORSE CERTAINLY HAVE ONE OF THE MOST CHALLENGING PARTS. ONE OF THEM CAN’T SEE. SO BOTH ARE LED GINGERLY ON TO THE STAGE. WHEN THE HORSE’S PART IS COMPLETE, THE HEAVY COSTUME IS HUNG, DANCERS SLIP OUT, RUSHING TO THEIR NEXT ROLE. WATCH OUT, A BIG MOVE IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. IT TAKES 10 PEOPLE TO MOVE OUT THIS CHRISTMAS TREE SET. ON STAGE, THE BRANCHES SWING. A MOVEMENT FROM BEHIND BY A STAGEHAND. ALL THAT SWINGING IS A HAZARD, ONE DANCERS TRY TO AVOID.>>THE PEOPLE THAT TEND TO GET WHACKED BY THE BRANCHES, TEND TO BE SOME OF THE PERFORMERS IN THE BATTLE. AND THERE IS SQUARE STEEL UNDERNEATH THE DRESSING, SO IT GIVES A GOOD BARK ON THE SHINS.>>Reporter: THE PERFORMERS MAY BE IN PEAK PHYSICAL SHAPE, BUT “THE NUTCRACKER” IS AN EXHAUSTING PERFORMANCE. POISED AND PRECISE, BALLERINAS ON STAGE STEP OFF BRIEFLY TO RECOVER AND REHYDRATE. AS THE END OF THE SNOW SCENE NEARS, STAGE DIRECTOR JEFF MORRIS IS STILL CALLING THE SHOTS.>>IT’S MAGIC, ABSOLUTELY. IT’S SO SATISFYING. WHEN YOU HEAR THE APPLAUSE, YOU KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT MAYBE IT’S THEIR FIRST TIME IN THIS TERRIFIC THEATRE, MAYBE IT’S THEIR FIRST TIME SEEING A BALLET, AND THE APPLAUSE IS FANTASTIC. (*) [APPLAUSE]>>Reporter: APPLAUSE FOR AN ACT THAT SEEMS SERENE AND PRECISE, BELYING THE ORGANISED CHAOS. JUST BEHIND THE PERFORMANCE. DAVID COMMON, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Adrienne: ALWAYS A BIT OF CHAOS BEHIND THE SCENES. PRINCE HARRY GAVE ROYAL WATCHERS PLENTY TO CELEBRATE THIS YEAR. WHEN WE COME BACK, HOW HIS LIFE HAS BEEN SHAPED GROWING UP IN THE SHADOW OF DIANA.>>HE HAS FOUND A WAY TO LOVE AND BE LOVED OF HAVING HOPE FOR HIS FUTURE, OF KNOWING THAT HE HAS HIS RESPONSIBILITIES AND HE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. AND THAT HE CAN JUST BE HIMSELF.>>Adrienne: 2018 HAS BEEN AN EPIC YEAR FOR PRINCE HARRY AND BY ALL APPEARANCES FILLED WITH JOY FROM HIS SPRING WEDDING TO MEGHAN MARKLE AND HIS TOUR OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC, TO THE INVICTUS GAMES. WHICH HAS BECOME A SYMBOL OF OPTIMISM FOR WOUNDED VETS. NOW HE’S AN EXPECTANT FATHER. FOR MANY, HE WILL BE THE LITTLE BOY WHOSE MOM DIED WHEN HE WAS 12, A LOSS THAT SHAPED HIS LIFE. ANYONE THAT KNOWS GRIEF KNOWS TO MOURN SOMEONE, YOU HAVE TO CARRY ON WHAT THEY STARTED. PRINCE HARRY SAID AS DOING JUST THAT. HE FOUND THE LIFE HIS OWN, BUT ALWAYS SHAPED IN THE SHADOW OF DIANA.>>7, 8, 9, 10. KEEP GOING.>>Adrienne: WHEN YOU KNOW THAT YEARS AGO, SOME DECLARED YOUR LIFE OVER, DEATH MONTHS AWAY, AND YOU SHOWED THEM YOU COULD SURVIVE ANYWAY, YOU EARNED A SMALL AS BROAD AS THIS. HOW DOES THAT FEEL WHEN YOU DO THAT? HERE’S IS A LIFE FILLED WITH SURPRISES. SHE LEARNED SHE HAD H.I.V. THE INFECTION WAS COURSING THROUGH HER BRAIN. THE BEST, THAT DOCTORS WOULD SAVE HER AND SHE WOULD LIVE TO MAKE A PRINCE OF A FRIEND. HE’S BEEN BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN TO SEE THOSE AT THE CLINIC, THOSE STRUGGLING WITH H.I.V.>>I THINK IT’S QUITE IMPORTANT FOR HIM.>>Reporter: CARRIE HAS BEEN BY HIS SIDE EVERY TIME.>>ONE OF THE PATIENTS I TOOK HIM TO SEE WAS QUITE ILL AND HE WAS QUITE SHOCKED TO SEE SOMEBODY THAT ILL IN THIS DAY AND AGE WITH H.I.V. IN HIS COUNTRY. (*)>>Adrienne: THESE ENCOUNTERS HAVE HISTORY. PRINCE HARRY IN THE SAME PLACE, SAME WAY AS HIS MOTHER. DIANA STARTED COMING HERE IN THE LATE ’80s. THINK OF IT. SHE WAS CLUTCHING THE HANDS OF THE VERY ILL AT A TIME WHEN FEAR WAS SO ACUTE PEOPLE WERE THROWING BRICKS THROUGH THEIR WINDOWS.>>PEOPLE WERE LOSING THEIR JOBS.>>Reporter: JULIAN WAS A NURSE HERE.>>PEOPLE HAD AIDS SCRIBBLED ON THEIR DOORS LIKE GRAFFITI.>>Adrienne: FOR DIANA TO BE SO LOVING WITH THE LIKES OF THIS MAN, MARTIN, WHOSE OWN FAMILY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH HIM, WHO WOULD SHIP BACK HIS LETTERS WITH “RETURN TO SENDER” IS REALLY SOMETHING.>>SHE TOUCHED HIM. SHE KISSED HIM. AGAIN, IT JUST EXPLODED ACROSS THE WORLD.>>WHEN THIS PHOTOGRAPH WENT PUBLIC IN THE MEDIA, HIS MOTHER CAME TO VISIT. AND THEY RECONCILED.>>Reporter: IT WAS JUST IN TIME. MARTIN DIED TWO WEEKS LATER. DIANA IS EVERYWHERE HERE. AND NOW THAT IT’S HER SON THAT SHOWS UP, IT’S THE SPIRIT OF HER THAT HE SOMETIMES LOOKS FOR.>>HE LOVES TO HEAR THE STORIES OF HER VISITS HERE.>>Reporter: CARRIE TELLS OF A MIRACULOUS WOMAN WHO MET DIANA AS AN ILL CHILD BUT SURVIVED. HARRY HAD QUESTIONS FOR HER.>>SHE SAID TO HARRY, I REMEMBER CUDDLING UP ON HER LAP AND HOW SOFT AND COMFORTABLE IT WAS. HE SAID, “I REMEMBER THAT WELL.”>>Adrienne: OF COURSE, HE WOULD. HIS MEMORIES ARE THE FROZEN ONES OF A CHILD, JUST 12 WITH THOSE CLINCHED FISTS WALKING BEHIND THE CASKET OF HIS MOTHER. FOR THAT PERSONAL LOSS TO BE SO PUBLIC HAS, AS HE HAS SAID, MARKED HIM.>>WHEN YOU’RE THAT YOUNG AND SOMETHING LIKE THAT HAPPENS TO YOU, IT’S IN YOUR HEART AND HEAD AND STAYS THERE FOR A LONG TIME. AT THAT POINT, I WAS STILL — I WASN’T THERE. I WAS STILL IN SHOCK. (*)>>Adrienne: THE OVERWHELMING DISPLAYS OF PUBLIC SORROW HAVE BEEN GONE FOR DECADES NOW. BUT THE EFFECT OF THOSE SURREAL MOMENTS HAS STAYED.>>ON ONE LEVEL, I FELT FURIOUS THAT SO MANY PEOPLE WERE CRYING AND SCREAMING AND YELLING ABOUT SOMEONE THEY DIDN’T KNOW.>>Reporter: JULIA SAMUEL HAS A LONG RELATIONSHIP WITH GRIEF AND THE ROYALS.>>ON ANOTHER LEVEL, IT FELT COMPLETELY APPROPRIATE THAT EVERYBODY DID BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT WE WERE ALL FEELING.>>Adrienne: SHE WAS A FRIEND OF DIANA’S. IS CLOSE TO HER SONS. SHE’S ALSO A PSYCHOTHERAPIST WHO HAS WRITTEN EXTENSIVELY ON GRIEF’S GRIP IN “GRIEF WORKS.”>>IT’S MESSY. IT’S CHAOTIC. IT FEELS LIKE THE WEATHER. IT COMES AND HITS YOU WHEN YOU DON’T EXPECT IT.>>Adrienne: BY HIS OWN ADMISSION, IT’S HIT HARRY ESPECIALLY HARD. THE LASHING OUT, ACTING OUT OF HIS TEENS AND 20s WAS, IT SEEMS, HIS WAY OF NOT DEALING WITH IT. ON THE PRINCES, SAMUEL IS QUITE PRIVATE, BUT CANNOT HIDE HER PRIDE OF THEIR DECISION TO BE OPEN ABOUT THEIR LOSS AS THEY SEEM TO BE ROOTING FOR HIS HAPPINESS.>>BETWEEN THEM, THEY’VE REALLY HELPED TO SAVE PEOPLE’S LIVES.>>WE’RE WORKING WITH OUR PARTNER CHARITIES AND THOUSAND OF PEOPLE TO CHANGE THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH.>>Adrienne: SAMUEL SEES WHAT OTHERS DO, JUST AS THE PUBLIC IS INVESTED IN HIS GRIEF, THEY SEEM TO BE ROOTING FOR HIS HAPPINESS.>>HE’S FOUND A WAY OF LOVING, OF BEING LOVED. OF HAVING HOPE FOR HIS FUTURE. OF KNOWING THAT HE HAS RESPONSIBILITIES AND THAT HE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. AND THAT HE CAN JUST BE HIMSELF. AND I THINK THAT’S WHAT CONNECTS EVERYBODY TO HIM. THAT HE FEELS SO GENUINE AND DIANA WAS THE SAME WAY.>>MY MOTHER CAMPAIGNED TO DRAW ATTENTION TO THE HORRIFIC AND INDISCRIMINATE IMPACTS OF LANDMINES.>>Adrienne: WHAT MATTERED TO HER, BY DESIGN OTHER DEFAULT, MATTERS TO HIM. ALMOST ALL THE CHARITIES HE THREW HIMSELF INTO, REFLECT HER CAUSES, TOO. THOSE WHO KNEW HER SAY DIANA UNDERSTOOD PERFECTLY THE MEASURE OF HER POWER. HER ABILITY TO DRAG THE WORLD’S MEDIA BY THE CAMERA LENSES TOWARDS THE PEOPLE AND THE CAUSES SHE FOUND IMPORTANT. DRAW THE LIGHT AND THEN DIVERT IT. THAT’S A LESSON THAT STUCK. AND THAT’S THE SECRET SAUCE BEHIND SOME OF THE WEDDING PLANS. INSTEAD OF GIFTS, THE COUPLE WANTS DONATIONS FOR SPECIFIC CHARITIES, LIKE CHIVA, DEDICATED TO KIDS LIVING WITH H.I.V. AND THE STIGMA IT BRINGS. THE VOLUNTEERS OF THIS TINY GROUP HAD NO IDEA THAT IT WAS COMING AND DOES IT EVER MATTER.>>THE FACT THAT THERE WILL BE CHILDREN BROUGHT UP IN ISOLATION BECAUSE OF FUNDS FROM THE WEDDING OPENS UP SOMEONE’S WORLD IN AN INCREDIBLE WAY THAT I WISH I WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO WHEN I WAS A LOT YOUNGER.>>Adrienne: THIS IS PERSONAL. MERCY WAS BORN WITH H.I.V. WASN’T TOLD UNTIL SHE WAS A TEEN AND THEN THEN WAS ADVISED TO KEEP IT QUIET.>>DON’T TELL ANYBODY. IT WON’T BE ACCEPTED IN SOCIETY. YOU KNOW, LIKE, OKAY, WHY ARE YOU TELLING ME THIS? WHAT DO I DO WITH THE INFORMATION IF I’M NOT SUPPOSED TO TELL ANYONE? DO I JUST LIKE SIT WITH IT? I DON’T KNOW. AND, YEAH, SO I DIDN’T TALK ABOUT IT.>>Adrienne: SO SHE LIVED TWO LIVES. HANGING OUT WITH UNIVERSITY FRIENDS THAT KNEW NOTHING ABOUT IT. ON THE WEEKENDS, VOLUNTEERING WITH KIDS WITH H.I.V. FAR AWAY. THE WORLDS DIDN’T MEET AND IT WORKED UNTIL SHE GOT A CALL.>>SO THIS IS THE DIANA’S LEGACY AWARD.>>Adrienne: SHE WON DIANA’S AWARD FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO STEP UP, AN HONOUR, BUT TO ACCEPT, SHE WOULD HAVE TO OPEN UP. THEY COULDN’T JUST GIVE IT TO YOU, RIGHT? IT MEANT YOU MAKING A BIG DECISION. WHAT DID YOU HAVE TO DECIDE?>>THIS IS MY CHANCE TO STAND UP AND MAKE SOME NOISE, I SUPPOSE. IT IS A CONVERSATION THAT I HAD BEEN HAVING, BUT HAD NOT IMAGINED WHAT THE OUTCOME WOULD BE LIKE. I DECIDED THAT I WOULD COME OUT AND TELL EVERYONE.>>Adrienne: BEING OPEN CHANGED EVERYTHING. IT’S THE SAME TYPE OF DISCOVERY PRINCE HARRY MADE FOR HIMSELF. SHE ADMITS SHE DIDN’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HIM BEFORE, BUT NOW THERE IS PRIDE IN THAT VOICE.>>HE RECENTLY DID AN H.I.V. TEST IN THE U.K. A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL FAMILY STROLLING IN AND GETTING AN H.I.V. TEST, IT’S INSANE.>>Reporter: LOOKING BACK, WHAT DOES SHE THINK ABOUT THAT TIME SHE HELD HER HARD SECRET CLOSE?>>I DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS WORTH LIVING ALL THAT TIME IN ISOLATION AND NOT BEING ABLE TO TALK ABOUT SOME THINGS. AND JUST BEING ABLE TO STEP INTO WHO I REALLY AM AND BE COMFORTABLE WITH THAT.>>Adrienne: STEPPING OUT OF THE SHADOWS, STEPPING INTO THE FULL GLOW, SEEMS TO BE MUCH OF WHAT DIANA AND NOW HER SON HAS DONE FOR THEMSELVES FIRST AND FOR OTHERS ALONG THE WAY. AND PRINCE HARRY SEEMS AWARE THAT THE WORK IS UNFINISHED. BACK AT MILDMAY, THERE WOULD BE A SUBTLY EASY TO MISS. THE FROSTING ON THE GLASS. THE PATIENTS WANT THAT, AFRAID OF BEING JUDGED UNFAIRLY. IT’S A SLOW CHIPPING AWAY AT THAT. THE PRINCE IS DETERMINED.>>HE SAID HE WANTS TO DO AS MUCH AS HE CAN WHILE HE STILL HAS THE POWER TO, YOU KNOW, PUBLICIZE OR BREAK DOWN THE STIGMA.>>Adrienne: THE CLOCK TICKS. PRINCE WILLIAM’S CHILDREN WILL SOON GROW TO HAVE THEIR OWN CAUSES TO CHAMPION. THEY’LL BE THE ONES DRAWING THE LIGHT. HARRY IS A PRINCE IN A HURRY, AWARE AND GRATEFUL FOR ALL HE’S FOUND AFTER ALL HE’S LOST. >>>LOOKING BACK THIS YEAR, IT’S BEEN HARD TO FATHOM EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED — THE ROYAL WEDDING, OLYMPICS, THE DISASTERS, SO MUCH POLITICAL NEWS. GOOD TIME THEN FOR REPORTERS TO TAKE STOCK OF WHAT STOOD OUT. BRIAR STEWART TAKES US TO THAILAND. 13 BOYS STUCK IN A CAVE AND THE WORLD HOPING FOR THE BEST.>>Reporter: I THINK ONE OF THE MOMENTS THAT STUCK OUT IS WHEN WE WENT TO ONE OF THE SCHOOLS AND IT WAS WHERE ONE OF THE TEAM MEMBERS WENT TO SCHOOL. THIS BOY WAS THE ONE, BY THE WAY, WHO WHEN RESCUERS REACHED THE TEAM, HE WAS THE ONLY ONE TH * Get it got it good
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-That’s great, wow. [clapping] Yay. * Get it got it good >>Adrienne: ACTOR KEVIN SPACEY WAS CHARGED TODAY WITH FELONY SEXUAL ASSAULT. HE’S ACAUSED OF FORCIBLY GROPING AN 18-YEAR-OLD MAN IN A MASSACHUSETTS BAR IN 2016. THAT NEWS WAS SHORTLY FOLLOWED BY THIS.>>OF COURSE, SOME BELIEVED EVERYTHING AND HAVE BEEN WAITING WITH BAITED BREATH TO HEAR ME CONFESS IT ALL. THEY’RE JUST DYING TO HAVE ME DECLARE THAT EVERYTHING SAID WAS TRUE AND I GOT WHAT I DESERVED.>>Adrienne: SPACEY RELEASED THIS PUZZLING VIDEO IN HIS FIRST APPEARANCE IN A YEAR SINCE ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL ALLEGATIONS CAME TO LIGHT. HE SEEMED TO BE PLAYING HIS CHARACTER IN “HOUSE OF CARDS,” BLURRING THE LINES BETWEEN THE AMORAL POLITICIAN HE PLAYED AND HIS OWN SITUATION.>>IF I DIDN’T PAY THE PRICE FOR THE THINGS WE KNOW I DID DO, I WILL NOT PAY THE PRICE FOR THE THINGS I DIDN’T DO.>>Adrienne: KEVIN SPACEY IS DUE IN COURT JANUARY 7.>>>IT IS ALREADY CHRISTMAS DAY IN BETHLEHEM, WHERE MIDNIGHT MASS WAS CELEBRATED AT THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY. CHRISTIANS REVERE THE SITE AS THE BIRTHPLACE OF JESUS. OUTSIDE VISITORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD TOOK IN THE FESTIVITIES, 10,000 TRAVELERS ARE STAYING OVERNIGHT IN BETHLEHEM, THE BIGGEST CELEBRATION THERE IN YEARS.>>Adrienne: THAT’S PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS WIFE, MELANIA, TAKING CALLS FROM CHILDREN ABOUT WHERE SANTA CLAUS IS. WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A SIMPLE PHOTO-OP WENT OFF THE RAILS IF HE ASKED A 7-YEAR-OLD, A LITTLE BOY NAMED COLEMAN, IF HE BELIEVED IN SANTA. DON’T WORRY, COLEMAN DID GET HIS ANSWER. NORAD’S SANTA TRACKER SAID THAT HE IS ON SCHEDULED FOR HIS ROUTE TONIGHT.>>>CBC JOURNALISTS SEE AND HEAR A LOT ON ASSIGNMENT AND WE KEEP GOOD NOTES. NOT ALL THOSE DETAILS MAKE IT ON THE AIR, THOUGH. THE TYRANNY OF TIME CONSTRAINTS IS ALWAYS AN ISSUE. WE’VE ASKED SOME OF OUR REPORTERS TO REFLECT ON A STORY THEY COVERED THIS YEAR. BRIAR STEWART WAS ON THE SCENE IN THAILAND FOR A GLOBAL NAIL-BITER. (*)>>Ian: ON THIS MONDAY NIGHT, AN EXTRAORDINARY RESCUE OPERATION DEEP IN A CAVE IN NORTHERN THAILAND.>>Reporter: THIS STORY REALLY GRABBED EVERYBODY’S ATTENTION BECAUSE OF THE WAY IT UNFOLDED. I WAS BACK IN VANCOUVER, FOLLOWING THE NEWS, LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE. I WAS THINKING, THIS DOESN’T LOOK GOOD. IF THEY FIND THESE KIDS, THEY PROBABLY WON’T BE ALIVE.>>HOW MANY OF YOU? 13. BRILLIANT.>>Reporter: BUT THEN THEY FOUND THEM AND THE SHOT OF THE KIDS AND THEIR COACH HUDDLED ON THE ROCK, SITTING THERE, ESSENTIALLY WAITING TO BE RESCUED, WAS JUST UNBELIEVABLE.>>WE’RE HAPPY, TOO.>>Reporter: IT WAS AN INCREDIBLE STORY. ONCE THE OXYGEN LEVELS IN THE CAVE STARTED DROPPING, CBC MADE THE DECISION TO SEND US. WE GOT A CALL 6:00. A M. SATURDAY MORNING AND WE WERE ON A FLIGHT A FEW HOURS LATER. I’VE COVERED QUITE A FEW MAJOR EVENTS WHERE YOU HAVE MEDIA FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, BUT NOTHING LIKE THIS. THERE WERE SEVERAL HUNDRED MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA THERE. BY THE TIME WE GOT THERE, IT WAS ORGANISED. THERE WAS A MEDIA CENTRE. IT WAS RAINING SO MUCH, MEDIA HAD BEEN HUDDLED UNDER A TARP TRYING TO PROTECT THEIR LAPTOPS AND CAMERA GEAR FROM GETTING WET. AROUND THE OUTSIDE, VOLUNTEERS, VOLUNTEERS THAT HAD COME DOWN WITH THEIR MOTORBIKES AND THEY WERE ABLE TO FERRY MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA TO — THE CLOSEST WE COULD GET TO THE ENTRANCE OF THE CAVE. THAT’S WHAT THEY DID ALL DAY. THEY FERRIED MEDIA BACK AND FORTH. AND DOWN THERE, THERE WERE MORE VOLUNTEERS, VOLUNTEERS COOKING NOODLES, MAKING COFFEE. AND IT SHOWED WHAT A COMMUNITY EFFORT IT WAS. IT WAS VERY MUDDY. WE HAD TALL RAIN BOOTS ON THE WHOLE TIME. IF YOU DROPPED A MICROPHONE OR A CABLE, IT WOULD GET STUCK IN THE MUD. AND THEN YOU HAVE THE HUMIDITY AND EVERYTHING ON TOP OF THAT. THE CHALLENGES OF BEING IN THAT ENVIRONMENT. I THINK ONE OF THE MOMENTS THAT STUCK OUT IS WHEN WE WENT TO ONE OF THE SCHOOLS AND IT WAS WHERE ONE OF THE TEAM MEMBERS WENT TO SCHOOL. THIS BOY WAS THE ONE, BY THE WAY, WHEN RESCUERS REACHED THE TEAM, HE WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT SPOKE ENGLISH. HE WAS A STAR ATHLETE. HE SPOKE A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT LANGUAGES. HEARING ABOUT WHAT A HIGH ACHIEVER HE WAS AND BEING ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE DIVERS WHEN THEY FOUND THE TEAM, THEY HAD THIS WHOLE SHRINE UP TO HIM IN THE ATRIUM OF THE SCHOOL. THEY HAD PICTURES OF HIM. PICTURES THEY HAD DRAWN. WORDS OF COMFORT AND GOOD WISHES. IT WAS AMAZING TO HEAR ABOUT HIS PERSONAL STORY. ALL THE RAIN THEY PREDICTED AND FEARED HAS ARRIVED. SO OFFICIALS WILL WATCH THE WATER LEVEL INSIDE THAT CAVE VERY CLOSELY WHEN THEY START THE NEXT AND POSSIBLY FINAL RESCUE. SO THE THIRD DAY OF THE RESCUE OPERATION, THERE WAS A SENSE THAT THEY WERE GOING TO TRY TO BRING OUT ALL FIVE ON THE FINAL DAY. THERE WAS A WHOLE PROCESS. ONCE THE BOYS WERE RESCUED FROM THE CAVE, THEY WERE TAKEN IN AN AMBULANCE. DRIVEN TO A HELICOPTER. PUT IN THE HELICOPTER, AND FLOWN TO THE HOSPITAL. SO EVERY TIME YOU SAW THAT HELICOPTER TAKE OFF, YOU KNEW IT WAS ANOTHER BOY THAT WAS OUT OF THE CAVE. THERE WAS A RUNNING TALLY. PEOPLE SAID, THAT’S ONE, THAT’S TWO, THAT’S THREE. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] AND BY THE TIME THE HELICOPTER TOOK OFF THE FIFTH TIME, YOU KNEW THE ENTIRE TEAM WAS OUT OF THAT CAVE. [SINGING] THERE WAS A LOT OF CELEBRATIONS. WHERE WE WERE DOWN BY THE VOLUNTEERS, PEOPLE WERE SINGING AND DANCING. I WAS INTERVIEWING A WOMAN, WHO HAD BEEN VOLUNTEERING, TRANSLATING. DURING THE MIDDLE OF THE INTERVIEW, SHE GAVE ME A HUG. AND THAT REALLY STAYS WITH ME BECAUSE, FOR ONE, PEOPLE TYPICALLY DON’T HUG ME IN THE MIDDLE OF AN INTERVIEW, AND SHE WAS SO HAPPY THAT THAT’S HOW SHE WANTED TO EXPRESS HERSELF AT THAT MOMENT. AS A REPORTER, A LOT OF THE TIMES YOU COVER THINGS WHERE THERE’S NOT A HAPPY ENDING, WHERE THERE IS A TRAGEDY. AND IT’S BAD NEWS. IN THIS CASE, IT WAS REALLY INTERESTING TO BE THERE WHEN IT WAS A REALLY GOOD OUTCOME.>>Ian: OBVIOUSLY PEOPLE THERE ARE THRILLED AT THE OUTCOME, ANXIOUS TO SEE THE BOYS. WHEN MIGHT THAT HAPPEN?>>Reporter: SOME OF THE PARENTS HAVE ALREADY VISITED THE BOYS IN THE HOSPITAL AND MORE WILL SOON. THIS IS A STORY WHERE EVERYBODY, EVERYBODY WAS ROOTING FOR THAT TEAM AND FOR ALL THE RESCUERS AND, YOU KNOW, REPORTER OR NOT, YOU CAN’T HELP BUT BE TOUCHED BY THAT.>>Adrienne: NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL,” ON THIS CHRISTMAS EVE, A HOLIDAY TRADITION PLAYS OUT IN THE NETHERLANDS, ONE THAT HONOURS FALLEN CANADIAN SOLDIERS. THAT’S OUR “MOMENT” RIGHT AFTER THE BREAK.>>THEY’RE LIBERATED BY THE CANADIAN SOLDIERS DURING THE WAR. AND WE ARE SO HAPPY THAT THEY LIBERATED US. AND SO THERE’S A CONNECTION BETWEEN CANADA AND THE NETHERLANDS.>>Adrienne: ON THIS CHRISTMAS EVE, PEOPLE IN THE NETHERLANDS ARE LIGHTING CANDLES AT THE GRAVES OF FALLEN SOLDIERS FROM THE SECOND WORLD WAR. MANY OF THOSE SOLDIERS WERE, OF COURSE, CANADIANS. THIS IS A TRADITION THAT STARTED DECADES AGO AT ONE CEMETERY. FOUR YEARS AGO, ONE MAN, DICK JANSEN, THOUGHT THAT HIS COUNTRYMEN COULD DO BETTER THAN THAT. PEOPLE ARE GATHERING AT HUNDREDS OF CEMETERIES IN THE NETHERLANDS AND ACROSS WESTERN EUROPE. THAT’S OUR “MOMENT” TONIGHT.>>IT CAME OVER IN HOLDEN, 28 YEARS AGO, WITH A WOMAN FROM FINLAND. AND IT WAS A TRADITION IN FINLAND TO BURN A CANDLE FOR PEOPLE BY THEIR GRAVE ON CHRISTMAS EVE. SO I THOUGHT, WHY ONLY THERE? THE YEAR LAST, WE HAD 250. LAST YEAR, 280. THIS YEAR, MORE THAN 325 LOCATIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS. THE NETHERLANDS, THEY WERE LIBERATED BY THE CANADIAN SOLDIERS DURING THE WAR. SO THERE’S A CONNECTION BETWEEN CANADA AND THE NETHERLANDS. THEY’RE OUR HEROES. THEY PAID THE HIGHEST PRICE A MAN OR A WOMAN CAN PAY AND IT’S FOR YOUR AND MY FREEDOM. WE CAN SPEAK AND DO WHAT WE LIKE TO DO AND WE MAY NOT FORGET THEM.>>Adrienne: DICK JANSEN SAID FOUR YEARS AGO WHEN HE THOUGHT, WE CAN DO BETTER THAN THIS, LIKE ANY MOVEMENT, HE THOUGHT HE WOULD GET ONLY A MODEST REACTION. HE STARTED A FACEBOOK GROUP. FIGURED MAYBE 20 PEOPLE WOULD SIGN UP. HE SAID THE REACTION WAS SO SWIFT AND SO BIG HE THOUGHT HIS COMPUTER WOULD BURN UP. AND THAT FIRST YEAR THEY HAD 150 PLACES AND NOW 325 PLUS. THAT ARE DOING THIS. THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” ON THIS CHRISTMAS EVE. GOOD NIGHT.

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