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welcome to our viewers in the united states, canada, and around the world. we start with breaking news. new cases of covid-19 are escalating so rapidly in the united states that the office of the u.s. vice president has been directly affected. two senior aides to mike pence have tested positive in recent days. pence's office revealed the chief of staff mark short has began quarantine and the vice president and second lady tested negative. and cnn learned another senior pence adviser tested positive recently. it's not clear exactly when. the record spikes in recent days paint an ominous threat more than 167,000 new cases in just the past two days. if july's surge was a category three, what's looming could be a category five. at the polls with barely one
week until the election, trump and pence can't afford to let up. in wisconsin the president falsely blamed the nation's high death toll on a flawed counting system. >> if somebody has a really bad heart and they're close to death, even if they're not but they have a bad heart and get co-vid, they put it down to co-vid. other countries put it down to a heart. we're going to start looking at things. because they have things -- they have things a little bit backwards. >> that by contrast, biden struck a different tone in pennsylvania. all the while observing basic health precautions. >> i'm more optimistic about america's future than i've been since i've been involved in politics. we're the only country in the world that's come out of every crisis stronger than we went in. there's not a thing america
can't do when we decide to do it together. >> as the campaigns head into the home stretch, biden is getting huge assist from the biggest heavy weight in the democratic party, former president barack obama. he is no longer holding back after remaining silent. listen to this. >> eight months into this pandemic, new cases are breaking records. donald trump isn't going to suddenly protect all of us. we can't even take the basing steps to protect himself. we want a president who threatens people in jail for just criticizing him? that's not normal behavior, florida. florida man wouldn't even do this stuff. with joe and kamala at the helm, you won't have to think about them every single day. there might be a whole day where they don't be on tv.
there might be a whole day where they don't tweet craziness. >> it's important to understand the significance of coronavirus infecting top aides to the u.s. vice president. mention is head of the white house coronavirus task force. under his leadership many have publicly ignored the same rules ignored for the rest of the country. that includes quarantine for anyone who has had close contact with an infected person as the vice president has, but pence isn't leaving the campaign trail. his schedule is packed with rallies and events where face masks are few and social distancing is nonexistent. to discuss this, let's bring in a teacher of ethics. i want to start with the news coming from the vice president's
office. what are the political ramifications given. pence is head of the qualify task force and a vice president campaigning without his chief of staff? >> right. well, again, this just isn't good news for the trump campaign. it may not really matter, but trump is at a point where he needs all the help he can get. and this shows that the trump administration can't even contain the virus in the white house. with the case of pence, his chief of staff mark sport tested positive. his lead adviser tested positive and three other important advisers in his team, and reportedly the white house chief of staff mark meadows wanted to keep it private. and there's a reason why he wanted to keep it private. it's not good news. what we've seen with this task force, what's mike pence took over, it was politicized. it wasn't really about listening to experts and listening to science. in fact, they wanted to down play the virus, and the vice president chief of staff mark
short in particular wanted to down play things. and they also wanted to ensure that all communication from public health agencies, all of it had to go through mike pence's team. and this was to try to be in step with what trump wanted. that this is going to go away and this is what we're seeing trump doing on the campaign trail. he keeps telling everyone this is going to go away, we're rounding the corner. he had a super spreader-like event in florida. they're ignoring the safety protocols and not being honest to the american public, and this is really important, because trump is the most important communicator to the american public about the dangers of the virus. >> as you say, mike pence, his chief of staff. they are often seen on the campaign trail, going to rallies packed with people just like the
president. and the vice president is planning to continue campaigning and contrast with kamala harris who took off a couple days off of campaigning when a close aide tested positive earlier this month. will the campaign pay any political price for this type of behavior, or will it be seen as a sign of strength to carry on? >> well, we have been seeing the polls shifted very much. the base is loyal to trump. they get alternative sources of news. they don't believe a lot of the legitimate news media, what they're trying to offer and explain to them. we see that one group of people, it doesn't really matter for them. and then you also have biden supporters on the other side who are wanting more regulations, who want the federal effort to be more concerted and stronger and better organized. but for trump, what he needs to
do is win over these last undecided voters. now, at the exact same time in 2016, this is where the polls started to tighten for clinton and trump started to make a lot of ground, because the fbi had announced they were investigating her emails. trump needed some big shakeup, some big thing to happen that was going to really shift the polls and move voters in his direction, and this type of news story just isn't going to help him. >> so essentially will it use up all the oxygen, i guess, not all the oxygen but some valuable oxygen heading into the last days of the campaign, will this be sort of a big and unwelcome distraction from the message of sort of shifting the focus away from co-vid? >> i think it just makes it hard for the american people to think that we are rounding the corner here as trump likes to say. i mean, that's really what the key issue was of the final
debate. you saw that biden kept criticizing trump about the co-vid crisis that we're about to head into a long winter. he's down playing it too much and that we need to have a strong federal response. and trump keeps trying to tell people, we're almost over this thing. that's really dangerous, because trump feels that he has to say this because it's vital for the economy. and the economy is the other big issue in the campaign. but i think what many americans know is that we're not going to recover economically until we get the co-vid crisis under control. so if this continues to be the key issue of the campaign, and not other issue that may play to trump's strengths better like this idea that he's this law and order president or that the economy is only going to be good under him, then that's going to be a problem for him. i think that with co-vid being the focus, he's not going to be able to distract voters just in the middle of undecided for
whatever reason that he's the best person to take us through to the next four years. >> natasha, thank you so much. we appreciate it. >> thanks for having me. as coronavirus cases soar across europe scuffles are breaking out in italy over restrictions. police clashed with hundreds of supporters of an extreme right wing group in rome saturday night. a agitators threw bottles at riot police as they defied the curfew that went into effect. police used tear gas to break up the demonstration. europe is bracing for the second coronavirus wave to get worse as if it wasn't already bad enough. several countries are reporting record numbers of infections and many fear cases will continue to increase this winter. on the same day france broke its daily case record, president macron said the virus is likely to stick around until at least next summer.
he said there could be new target red strixs in the days to come. some european leaders tested positive for covid-19 including poland's president. he said he is atisymptomatic an is continuing to work but in isolation. they are reporting more than 15,000 cases since the pandemic began. germany is reporting the biggest rise in cases in friday to saturday. the number of new infections per day has almost doubled within a week. in wales streets were largely empty saturday as the country completed the first day of lockdown. the fire break will run until november 9th. officials trying to stem the spread of the virus there. cnn has reporters across europe covering the coronavirus surge. we have scott mclain in berlin. let's begin at the border of wales and england.
nina, a lockdown dreaded by all. wales doing that. some anger at some of the surprising restrictions. what's happening there? >> reporter: thank you so much, kim. good morning. i'm in the city of chester which is northwestern town in england just less than six miles away from the border in wales. it's pretty quiet over here. we spent most of the last two days in wales. as the country within the bigger country of the uk started to shut down, people just emptied from the streets. you almost couldn't find anybody to talk to to find out whether or not they were thinking this lock doup was a good thing or bad thing. either way, off the streets but online it's controversial. the wales government has taken what is viewed as draconian to keep shops from selling anything that's nonessential. over the border people can't mix with other households.
they have to stay home. they can go out but only to exercise, exercise a dog, or to go to the supermarket and buy those essential items, food or medicine. the welsh government forced some retailers to essentially cordon off big items deemed to be nonessential or nonperishable. this prompted this issue online fng about what is essential and many members of the welsh government and welsh parliament, the senate are saying this is only going to benefit big international online retailers like amazon. what a lot of this has caused is people to go online to sign a petition. there's 45,000 signatures and counting. that means the welsh government will have to start considering at least potentially some kind of climbdown on how severe the restrictions on. either way, they will be in
place until november 9th. wales says it needs them to try to control the spread of the virus. in hot spots where it gained a foothold to villages where there's cases. they can't afford to have it spread across wales. otherwise things like christmas further down the year will just have to be off the cards. >> thank you so much, nina. now let's cross over to berlin. i'm joined by scott mclain. you've been looking at the major picture. what's the latest? >> first an update on the polish president. he contracted the coronavirus and tested for it on friday. we got confirmation he was positive yesterday. he posted a video on twitter where he explained that he was asymptomatic, continuing to work. he appeared healthy in the video. he said he is at full strength and hopes it will stay that way. but obviously he has to isolate for the next two weeks or at least until he's negative of the virus. he apologized to those who met
with in the previous few days because they'll have to isolate, potentially testing positive themselves. and hammered home the point to his country they need to do whatever they can to isolate and shelter senior citizens. we've seen the number of coronavirus cases soaring, but the death toll has been pretty slow to catch up. you can understand the cautious approach from european leaders and bringing in sort of strict draconian restrictions like they're seeing in wales where nina is. the calculus might be changing. it is a case of east and west on this continent. i want to show you a couple graphics that illustrate that. first, he's one that shows that the deaths in the uk, france, spain, germany and italy, you can see from this graphic that spain has fared the worst. germany the best. but by and large the trend is that this second wave of the coronavirus has not been nearly as deadly as the first one was.
but once you look at countries from eastern europe, so we can see on this next graphic, croatia, romania, and the czech republic are seeing death tolls right now that peale in comparison -- sorry, much, much higher than the first wave. especially poland where they're seeing four times more deaths than the peak of the first wave. the czech republic is on the brink of collapse. today the military has just completed a field hospital expected to see patients any day now as the hospitals begin to fill up and reach their capacities. they're also going to be getting help in the czech republic from u.s. medics, u.s. doctors from the national guard who are going to be flying in over the next week or two. the country has surpassed 2000 deaths, but here's the most remarkable number. if you were to go to the czech republic today, one out of every 69 people you would run into would be currently right now at
this moment infected with the coronavirus. and those are just the official numbers. obviously perhaps not everyone has tested. the true number could be much, much higher than that. >> that is astounding and frightening, scott. scott mclain in berlin and nina near wales. thank you very much for that. the world is winning its hopes on a coronavirus vaccine. coming up on cnn news room. we'll talk to one expert about why it might be the great cure all everyone is hoping for. stick with us for that. so what's going on? i'm a talking dog. the other issue. oh...i'm scratching like crazy. you've got some allergic itch with skin inflammation. apoquel can work on that itch in as little as 4 hours, whether it's a new or chronic problem. and apoquel's treated over 8 million dogs.
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even if there were a safe and effective co-vid vaccine, many americans are so skeptical about taking it, health professionals are alarmed. only about half of americans surveyed said they'd get the vaccine. it's warned that's not enough. the virus could be here for years. dozens of pharmaceutical companies around the world are racing to get a vaccine. russia has two including the controversial one that was registered for public use. now russia has been bragging about how quickly it developed
that vaccine, but in an exclusive interview with cnn, the vaccine's main developer admits it's not actually recommended for some of those most at risk from covid-19. fred politleitgen explains why. >> reporter: as russia deals with a spike in new coronavirus infections despite having already approved two vaccines for emergency use. the head of an institute in charge of the development of the most prominent vaccine says it could take up for a year for the majority of citizens to get shots. >> planned capacity of the sites by the next year should reach about 5 million doses her month. it will allow 70% of our population to be vaccinated with this vaccine within nine, ten, to a maximum of 12 months. >> reporter: russia certified this vaccine with great fanfare
in august after testing it in only a few dozen people. the move hailed as a major pr victory for vladimir putin as russia claims to be outpacing western pharma firms. ? current large phase three trials it's lagging well behind western vaccine candidates. the makers telling cnn only about 6,000 participants have so far received the two doses necessary to achieve complete immunization and start collecting data. compared to almost 30,000 in some western trials. all this as russian state tv is trashing the uk vaccine candidate calling it, quote, a monkey vaccine. despite the fact that russia itself has made a deal to produce this very vaccine under license. the head of russia's direct investment fund, bankrolling this vaccine, claiming moscow's vaccine is superior because it uses so-called human adeno virus
technology. >> it's something already safe and proven and many people in the west failed to think about this. >> reporter: but even the sputnik vaccine instructions say it's only indicated for people 18 to 60 and not for people with some allergies and illnesses, leaving out older age groups and people with health conditions. some of the most vulnerable to severe cases of covid-19. the head of an institute told cnn the vaccine simply hasn't been tested in older people, but he believes the elderly and people with preexisting conditions can still take it. >> translator: with many chronic diseases in particular people with diabetes, it is not just that it is carried out. it is prescribed to vaccinate people because these are risk groups that need to be protected. by these people, people with cardiac diseases. these are all chronic diseases as we know. you need to vaccinate. >> reporter: russia says it will vaccinate more medical workers and other high risk groups.
a move one, a top vaccine expert at the global virus network called dangerously risky. >> and i think that there's a reason why they call it russian rulette. this is it. >> one russian who isn't taking the sputnik v vaccine is vladimir putin. hi his spoeksman saying he is thinking about it. fred pleitgen, cnn, miss coscow. >> even as the world holds out hope for a successful vaccine to be ready soon, it's important to understand with a vaccine can do. for a look at what normalcy could look like i'm joined by an associate professor at the chatham health institute. i want to start, here in the u.s. president trump tries to reassure americans a vaccine is just around the corner. other politicians have been saying similar things.
we're primed to hear that something, a vaccine will make everything better. we're so looking forward to all of this being over, but you wrote a piece suggesting it won't be that simple. >> no. i don't think it is that simple. vaccines are wonderful things that have saved millions and millions of lives, but we have to be realistic about what they can do. and if the new vaccine that we are all waiting for protects 75% of people, that leaves one in four still vulnerable to getting coronavirus disease. and we have to appreciate that that's just those that get vaccinated. we're going to have plenty of people who are not vaccinated. and if we have people who are neither protected and people who are not vaccinated, there's enough fertile ground for the
virus to continue to spread. i see the future as not vaccines and that's it. but i think the future is going to be vaccines plus. plus face masks, plus social distancing, plus no work, plus many of the things that reduce our chances of being exposed. >> yeah. you know, on that, are we looking at life with essentially a deadly flu? that's to say i get the flu shot every year. hopefully it will help, but every so often i still get the flu? if so, would it be a disease just to kind of live with as you say, still requiring masks? distancing for how long? for years, for decades to come? do we have to get used to the idea of changing the way we live in terms of having masks in public spaces as they do in many asian countrys? >> i don't think anybody knows the answer to that.
wouldn't it be wonderful if this virus just went away like sars in early 2000s or turned into a common cold? we can't put our faith into that, and at the moment there's no sign that's happening. we have to assume for the short-term, medium-term, and who knows that's what we'll face. if vaccines will protect some of us but won't stop the virus spreading between us, we have to consider other interventions as well. >> so that's the part of the key here that you just referred to is that difference between individual protection basically everybody for themselves, and trying to stop the virus from spreading generally in the community using the vaccine. so explain the difference, and whether you think that interrupting transmission is even possible given all the constraints that you've outlined
there. >> when you vaccinate people over 65 or medical conditions, you're trying to protect them. you're not going to be doing enough of the intervention to stop the virus being spread in the rest of the community. individual protection is great for those who receive it. but remember, we won't know who is actually immune. so you could be vaccinated and think that's your passport to freedom, but it may not be. then there's trying to stop strans mission. to do that, you have to vaccinate high numbers of the whole of the community among who transmission is taking place. if you've got significant numbers of people who won't wear face masks, who won't social distance, will they take a vaccine? and if they don't, they will preserve transmission. so we've got to think about two approaches. individual protection which is great for those at risk, and
then strategies to stop transmission, and i think those are going to be much more difficult. >> this is sobering news for many people, but necessary. i appreciate you coming on and talking to us, professor. thank you. >> thank you. president trump campaigned in three co-vid hot spots on saturday. looking at there, that's the crowd in wisconsin. we'll have more on that and the battle of the states fighting against the coronavirus. stay with us. nts- neuriva has clinically proven ingredients that fuel 5 indicators of brain performance. memory, focus, accuracy, learning, and concentration. try our new gummies for 30 days and see the difference.
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♪ we've got to hold onto what we've got ♪ ♪ doesn't make a difference if we make it or not ♪ ♪ we've got each other ♪ that's a lot >> that's john bon jovi warming up with a rendition of where the "living on a prayer" saturday in pennsylvania. the chief of staff for mike pence has tested positive for covid-19. mark short is the second senior aide to come down with the virus in recent days. on saturday the u.s. recorded more than 83,000 new co-vid cases and 914 new deaths. the news came on the same day president trump held rallies in three coronavirus hot spots. he appeared in wisconsin, ohio, and north carolina. all have been reporting record infection numbers. but in wisconsin, mr. trump seemed pleased to see so many people packed so close together.
listen to. -- to this. >> there's about 25,000 people outside who tried to get in. would anybody like to give them their place? >> wisconsin is experiencing one of the worst cases in the country. the state reported a record number of virus deaths on wednesday. brian todd has more. >> reporter: 1,681 wisconsin people have lost the battle against this virus. >> reporter: coming off his state's highest single day death count, wisconsin's governor said the facility is taking in first patient, a field hospital near a state fair. >> this is an urgent crisis. >> reporter: the surge in cases in wisconsin is overwhelming health officials in the state's
second most populous county. >> we cannot keep up with the sustained rise in cases, we cannot quickly contact trace cases and let the people they came in contact with know that they should quarantine. we are struggling with the constant and rise in cases just as everyone else in the state is. >> reporter: wisconsin is one of more than 30 states where the reporting of new daily coronavirus is still going up. >> wisconsin is number four in the country with the number of cases per hundred thousand. also concerning is 41% of the long-term care facilities in wisconsin have at least one positive staff member. it shows how broad the community spread right now in wisconsin is. >> the surge in wisconsin comes as they posted the first big ten game of the season against the university of illinois. they delayed the season for
almost two months because of co-vid concerns. a letter was signed saying they're worried the universities aren't going enough to protect the populations against the coronavirus, especially at football games. >> reporter: wisconsin is ranked in the top five of coronavirus cases. the data shows wisconsin is having one of the worst outbreaks in the country behind the dakotas and montana and the data shows the surge shows no signs of slowing there. brian todd, cnn, washington. >> with just nine days until election day. more than 52 million americans have cast their ballots in early voting. this is in person and vote by mail, and it represents more than 36% of the total ballots cast in the 2016 election. more than half the early votes are coming in from competitive battle ground states. turnout records are being shattered across the u.s. in. in new york some 94,000 people voted saturday in the first day
of early voting there. that's more than in all nine days of early voting offered last year. and in the florida more than 5 million people have already cast their ballots. cnn is reporting from polling places across the country asking why voters are motivated this year. here's information from new york. >> reporter: saturday was the first day of early voting in new york. across the city line stretched for hours at polling places. including in jackson heights queens, one of the hardest hit parts of the city when it came to the pandemic. voters said they turned out to make their voices heard after months of suffering under the pandemic and the economic effects of it. >> a lot of people lost jobs. a lot of people unfortunately passed away due to co-vid. every day if you walk throughout different areas of this community, there are food pantry lines just as long as this line. people are outraged. we need support for the latinos.
this is why we're here. we're using our voice, our right, and we have to right. >> i had some friends who would complain to god knows where, and they wouldn't vote. i said what are you complaining about? you gave up your right to complain when you don't vote. >> reporter: so you're not giving up to your right to complain? >> no. this is a god-given gift. i'm not going to throw it away. >> reporter: early voting continues in new york for more than a week. after that, the end of a long election that many new yorkers said today they were happy to finally cast their votes in. evan mcmorris, cnn, new york. well, no republican candidate has ever won the presidency without carrying the state of ohio. while rallying there saturday, the president's event looked much like his other rallies. few masks and no social distancing. ohio posted a record number of
new coronavirus cases friday for the third straight day. during his rally, mr. trump riffed on the state's electoral importance. >> remember last time about this state? they said for a year i had to hear it. you cannot win unless you win the great state of ohio. i heard it so many times. >> now, polls indicate ohio currently is a tossup. it's hard to predict how the race will play out. here's cnn's john king with some possibilities. >> no republican in modern times has won the white house without winning ohio. it is essential to the president's comeback strategy. what can we learn from the 2016 map as we watch for the results to come in in 2020? one of the most interesting things we saw early. the polls close early here. in southern ohio, one of the first things in 2016 was the source of president trump's white working class rural support. look at the margins he ran up in little counties along the southern ohio border. 70% here. 66 % here.
76 % there. that was the first sign that president trump was overperforming even mitt romney, running it up in ohio. is the trump base solid or are some of the white working class voters defecting to biden? is african american turnout high in cleveland. something else to watch, what about the suburbs? donald trump narrowly carried them in 2016 including here. a big margin in lake county. these are the suburbs just to the northeast of cleveland. can biden make it more competitive? if he wants to win in ohio, lake county will tell you a lot about where the suburbs are in 2020. one more big test. i want to show you down here, stark county. biden went here after the first presidential debate. why? right? look at the margins in 2016. why would joe biden go to a place donald trump won by such a
lopsided margin? this is one of the so-called pivot counties. here's the 2012 for barack obama. if you go back to 2008, it was for barack obama. history counties voted twice for obama and then flipped to donald trump in 2016. so on election night, watch southern ohio and cleveland in the suburbs and stark county. if it is red, maybe trump has a comeback in ohio. if it is blue, joe biden is on his way to the white house. >> nigeria's top police commander is saying enough is enough and he's calling out the nation's entire police force. this will be enough or the right move? we'll look at the escalating crisis in africa's most population country coming up. the lack of control over my business made me a little intense. but now i practice a different philosophy. quickbooks helps me get paid, manage cash flow, and run payroll.
after weeks of county corruption protests, nigeria's chief of police on saturday declared enough is enough. he's deploying the entire police force to stop the unrest. the demonstrators are show nothing signs of easing up. the protests were mostly peaceful until tuesday when soldiers allegedly opened fire on a crowd of demonstrators killing some of them. since then anger and looting have erupted. many lives have been lost. we have the latest. >> reporter: broken glass and debris on the streets of lagos, shattered remnants of police brutality that quickly turned from peaceful to deadly. there is a tense calm in the city now. but on tuesday night the city erupted into chaos. eyewitnesss say multiple protesters were shot and killed
by army soldiers. the army dismissed reports as fake news. the shooting set off a wave of anger across the country. many shops and businesses have been burned or damaged, and there is widespread looting. in the worst unrest in the country since it return to civilian rule in 1999. it is one of the biggest political challenges so far for the country's president. on thursday he addressed the nation appealing for calm. >> your voice has been heard lourd and clear, and we are responding. >> reporter: critics say he waited too long to make a public statement and didn't even address the events on tuesday which has further angered many nigerians. >> people died. people lost their loved ones and he didn't mention anything about
it. >> his piece was hopeless. >> reporter: the state governor said he is committed to a full investigation of what happened and people will be held accountable. but also says demonstrators should have left when they were told as a curfew was in effect. >> the protesters have the time to also have left. they -- the side we're talking about. but it's condemnable. >> reporter: the protests very largely driven by young people in nigeria organizing on social media under the #endsars who initially called for the special anti-robbery squad to be disbanded because of allegations of kidnapping, harassment, and extortion. under intense pressure, the government agreed to dissolve the unit and redeploy officers to a different team, but the movement continued.
widening to include economic reforms and more protections against the police. the voices raised here in a call for justice have found willing echoes around the world. gaining international attention from celebrities like beyonce and rihanna. placing a spotlight on shootings that have yet to be fully explained. and the growing discontent from the country's youth. cnn, london. sudan's agreement to move toward normalizing relations with israel is yielding big financial benefits. mike pompeo said the u.s. will provide sudan with 81 million in wide ranging humanitarian aid. it will go toward vulnerable communities. it's days after president trump agreed to drop the designation as a state sponsor of terrorism, the announcement of the suda
sudan/israel agreement. it eliminates a major hurdle in providing debt relief for the country. a chairman died at chairman of samsung. a look at the man who turned his father's small south korean company into an international tech giant. airborne. your daily dose of confidence. robinwithout the commission fees. so, you can start investing today wherever you are - even hanging with your dog. so, what are you waiting for? download now and get your first stock on us.
another powerful storm threatening the caribbean, mexico and the southern u.s. zeta has been upgraded to a tropical storm. it's forecast to become a category one hurricane as it moves into the gulf of mexico. it's now projected to hit the u.s. along the northern gulf coast which was already battered by multiple storms this season. forecasters expect zeta to weaken before it makes u.s. land fall. samsung's chairman has died. six years after falling into a coma following a heart attack, the chairman of the south korean tech power house was 78 years old. paula ha paula hancocks has more. >> reporter: he took control of the samsung empire in 1987.
inheriting a company his father created half a century earlier, lee would transform a trading and textile manufacturer into a global technology giant, making himself south korea's richest man. the key to his success, change. if you have to change, change everything, he said in 1993. change everything except your wife and children. which he did. launching a new management program to change the company focus from quantity to quality. >> samsung was exporting cheap and very cheap electric products to the u.s. market and to the world market. and it was literally -- it was sold about 20% below the price of the competitors which is sony or panasonic. >> reporter: two years later, there was a mass burning of products considered kefective, running home the message of quality first.
in 1996 lee his convicted before setting up a slush fund and bribery. he received a two-year suspended sentence before receiving a presidential pardon. in 2008 he was convicted for embezzlement and tax evasion. he received a three year suspended sentence before receiving a presidential pardon. many in korea questioned the lenient sentences. despite brushes with the law, he is seen as a visionary in korea. he had suffered from ill health for many years, beating lung cancer before being hospitalized twice for respiratory problems. now into the third generation of succession, his only son has been leading samsung's empire. he faces a number of ongoing court cases. he's also spent a year in prison for corruption. his grip on power appears shakier than his father's ever did.
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