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Facing the Future; Deadly Day in Iraq; Former President Bill Clinton on Iraq; Brad Pitt seeks Adoption; Gynecologist Accused Of Numerous Molestations Continues To Sees Women And Practice Medicine, Despite Complaints From New Victims; Teens Create Dangerous Blogs Online That Are Not So Secret, But Reveal Shocking World Of Drugs, Sex, Suicidal Impulses; Psychologist Offers Advice For Parents Of Teen Bloggers
Aired December 2, 2005 - 23:00 ET
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ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: There is a big difference between something that amounts to a new face and actual new face -- a face once recognized by friends and family as belonging to a certain individual, suddenly appearing in another life on another person. That's what's happened today. For the first time ever, yesterday in France. It is, of course, making people anxious. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
PAULA HANCOCKS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): This is the woman who has made medical history. Protecting her identity, she walked into hospital with horrific facial injuries from a dog attack. When she eventually walks out of the hospital, she may not recognize herself -- because half of her face will be new, taken from the face in this box -- the face of a brain-dead donor, whose family gave consent for it to be used by someone else.
Most of this patient's nose, lips and chin were missing. Surgeons spent 15 hours carefully reconnecting muscles, veins, arteries and nerves to her face.
JEAN MICHEL DUBERNARD, DOCTOR: We are doctors. We had a patient with a very severe disfigurement related to this dog bite. As doctors, if we have the possibility to improve our patient, that is what we can do.
HANCOCKS: The doctors say her first word when she woke up: Merci, thank you. She ate strawberries and chocolate.
IAIN HUTCHISON, DOCTOR: It's an emotional and psychological breakthrough for society. And the patient who's undergone it, the donor's family and the surgeons are to be applauded for their bravery in, you know, going into the unknown.
HANCOCKS: The operation was carried out to the hospital in Amiens, in northeast France. The woman was later flown to Lyon, for a long recuperation. Her identity is being kept secret.
This is the kind of story that should offer significant hope, but there are significant risks. What if her body rejects the face and it has to be removed? The consequences are unknown. As are the side effects of taking tablets to prevent this rejection for the rest of her life. There's no doubt history has been made, but it could take years before we know for sure if it's a success. They say your face is the mirror to your mind, but this 38-year old will now have to deal with the psychological trauma of not even seeing her own face in the mirror. Paul Hancocks, CNN, London.
COOPER: It is an amazing procedure. The operation may soon be attempted in the United States. The doctor has the permission to do it here in this country. His name, Maria Siemionow of the Cleveland Clinic. I spoke to her earlier.
COOPER: You were approved last year to do a full face transplant on a human. You're the first approval in the United States. You're now trying to find the right candidate. What are you looking for?
MARIA SIEMIONOW, DOCTOR, CLEVELAND CLINIC: Well, we are looking for severely disfigured patients who have exhausted all possible reconstructive conventional options. And so this patient -- so it would the ones who are not having a life otherwise. They are staying in their houses, they're hiding. And so those would be the candidates, if psychologically stable, which we'll be looking into.
COOPER: Yes, I mean, what is life like for these people you're talking to? It's got to be just extraordinary. I mean, the face is so important, probably in ways that many of us don't even realize.
SIEMIONOW: Well, that's very true. And to those patients, quite often, we don't see them. We don't see them in the marketplace, we don't see them on the streets. Those are the patients who are wearing masks when the family members are coming to visit.
COOPER: You mean they're literally wearing masks even when their own family members come to visit?
SIEMIONOW: Many of those patients do because do because they are scared just to present the way they look. They will go at night to the grocery store so nobody will see them. Those are the people who cannot even look into a mirror every day because they feel like they are shocked by the look they have.
COOPER: And I think what a lot of people don't understand and what I sort of find fascinating is that whoever gets this transplanted face, if you will, is not going to -- they're going to look like themselves still, more or less, correct?
SIEMIONOW: Yes. This is a very important question. We are not talking about identity transfer. We are not talking about this kind of a Hollywood presentation of the entire procedure. This is a serious medical procedure for a very selective group of patients who are in need, who are hiding somewhere, and we are trying to bring them back to the society. COOPER: But just medically, why is it that they will look like themselves and not the person whose, you know, the transplanted skin they have received? Because is it the underlying bone structure?
SIEMIONOW: Yes. We know also from the forensic medicine and from the studies which we have done in cadavers, that the patient bony structure -- the eyes they still have, their voice, the gesture, the way they walk, the way they move, it's what is identifying them itself.
COOPER: Adjusting to a new face -- and I imagine, especially now, all the media attention on it, that the patient has to be psychologically ready.
SIEMIONOW: Well, definitely, that's the reason we are going for a very, you know, thorough criteria of psychiatric, psychological evaluation and that's because discussions with the patients; however, the patients usually do not look like themselves anymore after 30 or 40 or more procedures, than in the past. So over the period of the constructive procedures which they have in the past, the are getting used to a different look.
COOPER: And some patients have had 30 or 40 procedures?
SIEMIONOW: That's correct.
COOPER: That is incredible. The pain must be extraordinary.
SIEMIONOW: It is definitely.
COOPER: What do you think is the greatest misunderstanding about this procedure, about what you want to do?
SIEMIONOW: I think the greatest misunderstanding is that people perceive it as a Hollywood face off situation, that we would be transferring identity of one person into another person. And nobody's looking behind who are the candidates. Nobody really almost worries about that there are people who do no have faces. And the only reason we are having this protocol in place is just to help those who have no other possibility to face the world.
COOPER: Dr. Maria Siemionow, it's a fascinating field. I wish you luck. Thank you.
SIEMIONOW: Well, thank you very much, Anderson, for having me here.
COOPER: All this week we've been reporting on the agonizing wait hundreds of Gulf Coast families have been undergoing, waiting for their lost loved ones to be identified. Two hundred and sixty Katrina victims have been lying in a morgue in Louisiana for more than three months now and they've had no DNA testing on them, despite promises from the state. It is one sign and it is a hard fact, but the fact remains that for the tens of thousands of people in the Gulf, progress is an illusion. Tomorrow morning, you're going to be able to open the local paper in New Orleans and read an extraordinary letter from a very brave woman. She read it for us today on CNN's "American Morning." Listen.
CECILE TEBO, CRISIS UNIT COORDINATOR: So, my friend calls me from North Carolina and says, "wow, I was just watching the news and it looks as though the city is doing great. The French Quarter looks wonderful and I see that the zoo is back. You must be so much better.
My response, no we are not better at all. We have received no assistance from either our homeowners or flood insurance, despite the fact that we met with adjusters in September. The home we are renting will no longer be available in three weeks. Our trailer has not arrived. We have never met with a FEMA adjuster. We are broke and we will be homeless again in three weeks. No, we are not OK.
I know I speak for thousands and thousands of people who have called New Orleans their home. The attention received in the early days this tragedy was relentless. Our pain and suffering touched every home in this country in this nation on a daily and sometimes hourly basis. But now, as thousands continue to suffer and drown in grief and despair, the cameras have stopped. The attention has left us to suffer alone in fear and broken promises.
I sat today with hundreds at the FEMA station. The looks in everyone eyes display the heartache and sadness of what has happened to them. The insurance companies have robbed us of future hopes and are responsible for the now ongoing mental anguish of uncertainty, fear and inability for many of us to even take a step in the rebuilding process.
My job is to work the streets with our heroic police officers, trying to assist them in response to calls of the mental health nature. The calls these days are generally from those who have given up. They have lost everything and are completely devastated.
A precious dear friend of mine took his life not long ago. The agony of what lay ahead was simply too great to bear. Others are making this same choice because the agony, hopelessness and helplessness are greater than one's own ability to cope.
Why is the media, who tends to love the horror stories, not sharing this news? We are living the ultimate nightmare. No, we are not OK and we cry for your help.
COOPER: Cecile Tebo joins us now. Cecile, thanks for being with us from New Orleans. Shortly after you did that this morning, I understand your husband got a call. What was the call about? TEBO: He got a call from the vice president of Fidelity, who had obviously seen our broadcast and we actually got a call from a Ms. Patty Templeton and she expressed concern that we had not received any finances from Fidelity. Shortly after that phone call, we met with our adjuster at our home, where he expressed to us that he had been instructed by her to have our claim in within the next three hours.
COOPER: It is great for you and that is fantastic. It's got to frustrate you, though, that it takes going on TV and bearing your soul to get an insurance company to do what they should have done months ago and what you have been paying for for the last, you know, several decades.
TEBO: You are absolutely right. And, you know, one of the things -- my response was, this wasn't just about the Tebos, this is about 300,000 people in this community. And as fortunate as I am because I had the opportunity to come on, I'm going to be receiving some services, but guess what? I'm not going to let up. Because obviously my voice in the avenue that you have given me is creating some results. And I want to do this for other people in our community.
COOPER: You know, God bless you for doing that because I mean every night we have been -- we continue to focus on this story. Because I just -- I go out there and I feel like people have moved on and have forgotten and it's just outrageous to me, that you know, I feel like the Gulf has been forgotten. Mississippi, you know, New Orleans, Louisiana -- it's unconscionable that three months on, so many people seem to have moved on.
TEBO: Yes. And this was a huge fear that we all had. We all talked about that, that if the media leaves, if they leave us, we will be forgotten and we just -- I know there are other people like me that have been, you know, gifted with a big voice, a loud voice, and we're just going to start screaming. We have to.
This morning, Miles asked me, did I make a mistake coming back? And I hesitated. And this afternoon, I was driving to my rental apartment, and do you know I ended up driving all the way to my house, just by nature. And my younger son was with me and he said, oh, mom let's go inside. I want to go see my room. And I just thought, you know what, I'm here. This is my city.
My grandfather was superintendent of the police department here and he fought for this city. He came in as a reformer, and you know what, doggoned it, I'm just going to do the same thing. I'm just going to do the same thing. It's worth the fight. And I've been given a little bit of hope, Anderson, a little bit of hope. And I'm going to take it and I'm going to run with it.
COOPER: Well, you know, God bless you for coming back and doing the work you're doing. I didn't say it earlier. Now you work with the New Orleans Police Department and I have a lot of friends on that police department and I have a lot of admiration for the officers and all the people -- the civilians who are working with them, who continue to show up. You know, they got a lot of bad press early on, but they are doing incredible work ...
TEBO: They're so heroic.
COOPER: Yes. They really are and you are too, and I appreciate you being on and we'd love to have you on again and, you know, keep shouting and we'll keep shouting and let's hope some people are listening.
TEBO: Anderson, thank you all so much for this. And you bet, we'll be back.
COOPER: Well, don't thank us. We're just trying to do our jobs. Cecile, I appreciate it and we will be -- we'll have you on again. Thank you.
TEBO: Great. Thank you.
COOPER: Also ahead tonight on the program. Some bad news out of Iraq. Bloodshed and battle. What would Former President Clinton do? Up next, more of our exclusive one-on-one interview with the president.
And, a far different subject, what are Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt up to now? Parenthood, it seems. Some news, Brad Pitt apparently wants to become father of her adopted children. We'll explain and see how that may be even possible.
This is 360. Stay with us.
COOPER: Well, since the war in Iraq began, 147 members of the Second Marine Expeditionary Force, which is based in Camp Lejeune, have died in combat. The latest casualties from the unit's regimental combat team number eight came yesterday.
Ten Marines killed, torn apart by a roadside bomb near Fallujah. A sign of just how deadly IEDs are. It is the deadliest day for American forces in nearly four months. But not the only action, not by any means. CNN's Nic Robertson is following developments for us in Baghdad tonight. Good morning, Nic.
NIC ROBERTSON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Anderson. Well, that same roadside bomb that killed 10 Marines wounded 11 others. Seven of those Marines that were wounded, we understand, lightly wounded, have returned back to active duty.
It was a roadside bomb made out of several large artillery shells, we're told. And as we've seen here in Iraq, when Marines are on patrol, they are quite separated as they walk down the road. One Marine covering another Marine. And that gives you an idea of the size of this blast. If it was enough to kill 10 Marines and wound 11 others as they were on that foot patrol just outside of Fallujah.
But 25 miles to the west, in the town of Ramadi, explosive material found during Operation Shank. This is an operation in Ramadi, being carried out by 300 U.S. Marines, 200 Iraqi Army soldiers, and this is designed to provide stability to the people who go to the polls on December 15, Anderson.
COOPER: These IEDs, I mean, they are hidden in, you know, underneath garbage on the street, even in dead dogs, they've put these bombs in.
ROBERTSON: That's right. Sometimes now they're getting more complex. They're buried in -- below the road surface, sometimes as much as a meter deep in the road, can be put in a car at the side of the road. Pretty much anywhere. This is designed to catch troops as they go by, so it just doesn't catch their eye, but the blast catches them at full force.
COOPER: Ten Marines killed in one roadside incident. Just horrific. Nic Robertson, I appreciate you joining us. Thank you.
Former President Clinton spoke extensively about Iraq when we sat down together yesterday. Tonight, more of our exclusive interview. This time, a Democratic Congressman John Murtha's call for pulling the troops out.
COOPER: Congressman John Murtha seems to be arguing that withdrawing will basically force the Iraqis to take care of themselves and that they're probably more capable of it than we are being led to believe. Do you think that's a mistake?
BILL CLINTON, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: No. I think that we will have to draw down our troops. They have said they want us to draw down our troops. And I think his idea that we need greater strike force capacity, he said right outside the country. I would favor, I think, locating them in the Kurdish areas or someplace in the country where they'd be safe.
But I think that we shouldn't set a deadline before these parliamentary elections. we should do it after they constitute a parliament and in consultation with the Iraqis, based on their capacity. I think that obviously they have to learn to defend themselves. But we don't want to do anything right now. It seems to me that this discourages people from participating in the elections and encourages the continuing insurgency. I think what we want is everybody to go vote. We want a truly representative parliament. We want the Shiites and the Kurds to cut a better deal for the Sunnis so they'll want to stay in the same country and they'll want to have order. And then I think we can talk about, you know, how many and when to withdraw our troops, based on the security situation.
Clearly, they're going to have to defend themselves or they can't succeed over the long-run. I just think that we ought to let these elections take place first and then recognize that now everybody, the Bush administration, all the Democrats and all the leaders of the Iraqi factions all believe there should be a substantial drawdown of American troops next year. And that's a good thing. Because we still have other real challenges in Afghanistan and with al Qaeda and otherwise. So I think that this can work. We just need to get through these elections first and then work out what the best way to draw down is, where to position the troops and what the composition of the troops will be.
COOPER: Former President Bill Clinton, speaking from Munich, Germany, last night.
Erica Hill, from "Headline News," joins us with some of the other stories we're following right now. Hi Erica.
ERICA HILL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hi again, Anderson.
Supreme Court Nominee Samuel Alito says he won't let personal views trump traditional reason on the topic of abortion. He gave this assurance to Senator Arlen Specter in a private meeting today. After the meeting, Senator Specter, who heads the committee that holds confirmation hearings, said Alito's nomination is not in trouble. Those hearings begin on January 9.
Well, there will be no voting in New Orleans anytime soon. Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco has agreed to postpone municipal elections originally scheduled for February. The polling place is still in shambles and thousands of voters displaced. Authorities say a vote might be pushed back to September of 2006. Now in addition to a mayoral race, the ballot will also include offices for city council and for sheriff.
In Connecticut, no one had their day in court today. Not after a bomb threat closed all 45 state courthouses. The call came at mid- morning, warning of an explosion at 2:00 p.m., but not saying which courthouse would blow. The courthouses are expected to stay closed through the weekend.
Add this for a golf hazard: A black bear, high in a tree, over the 11th hole. The New Jersey course was closed after a ranger spotted the unusual 250 pound observer. This just days before open season on bears, New Jersey's first sanctioned hunt in 35 years. Maybe he was just looking for a better view, poor guy.
COOPER: You know, we've seen bears in trees before and we've seen what happens to them. Let's show the video.
COOPER (voice-over): It's one of our old favorite videos. That's right, bear on the trampoline.
HILL (voice-over): It's been much too long since we saw the bear on the trampoline.
COOPER: Yes, there -- and I know ...
HILL: Poor guy, ooh, ow, bear on lawn.
COOPER: I know. It looks like the bear was hurt. He was tranquilized to get him out of the tree.
COOPER: I'm told the bear was not injured in the making of the video ...
HILL: Let's hope not.
COOPER: And that was out of Montana.
Erica, thanks very much.
You want to stay tuned for this. Big news tonight out of Hollywood. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie -- I'm told you can just call them Brad and Angelina, but I don't know about such thinks. They tried to make it official, at least as far as her children are concerned. He's filing for adoption. What does that mean? Does that mean they secretly are married? We'll look into the implications.
And much more serious story. Several women lay serious charges against a California gynecologist. He is not denying them. So why is he still practicing? That's the question.
COOPER: OK, this being cable news, we're trying to figure out whether this next story falls under the headline of breaking news or developing story or just in. We've come to the conclusion that we need a new category, call it, say what? We're talking about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. We don't even know the true extent to their relationship. Frankly, I don't really care what it is. But tonight we've learned that the couple wants to jointly raise Ms. Jolie's adoptive children. Joining us now from Hollywood, CNN Entertainment Correspondent Brooke Anderson.
Brooke, what's going on?
BROOKE ANDERSON, CNN ENTERTAINMENT CORRESPONDENT: Well, Anderson, what's going on is that soon Angelina Jolie's children will have a new father and a new last name. Angelina Jolie -- we actually learned tonight that Brad Pitt is seeking to become the adoptive father of Angelina's two children. She's got a child Maddox, who's four years old. She adopted him from Cambodia; and also a child, Zahara. She adopted her from Ethiopia. Zahara is about 10 months old.
But Brad Pitt's publicist confirmed tonight that a legal petition was filed today, here in L.A., seeking to change the names of the children, basically, add Pitt to their last name, so it would be Maddox Jolie-Pitt and Zahara Jolie-Pitt. Now this publicist, Cindy Guagenti, also said that no further comment is being made. I know you mentioned, you know, are they romantically involved? No specific details as to that -- Anderson. COOPER: Well, they clearly seem to be romantically involved. The question is, did they somehow get secretly married? And I guess, well, no one knows that.
ANDERSON: No one knows that at this point. A lot of people think this move by Brad Pitt is a precursor to them possibly getting married, if they haven't already been married. But they have been seen out in public a good bit. In July they were photographed near Angelina's England estate. Brad was actually playing with Maddox on a dirt bike.
Then last week, they took a trip to Pakistan over the Thanksgiving holiday. They were there visiting earthquake survivors. They even bought -- Anderson, this is so generous -- they even bought 40 orthopedic beds, worth $100,000 for the survivors. They met with Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf. They wanted a deeper understanding of what was happening. They wanted to help out.
You may know that Angelina has been a good will ambassador for the United Nations since 2001. And she has made some 30 trips for the United Nations. So now she is getting Brad involved. No specific details on if there is marriage, but we will be sure to keep you updated on that. Brad Pitt's divorce just became official back in October with Jennifer Anniston, in fact.
COOPER: All right. Thanks very much for the update. I appreciate it.
Joining us now on the phone from Chicago, is Attorney Steven Greenberg. He knows all about the adoption process.
Steven, is it legal in California or any state, for that matter, for someone to adopt a child without being married to the legal guardian of the child?
STEVEN GREENBERG, ATTORNEY: Sure. People do it all the time now. We've seen it -- it's more prevalent probably in same sex couple relationships where they now seek to adopt children together because they can't get married in any state or virtually any state. So it happens all the time now. It's very common.
COOPER: So what kind of rules are there for situations like this? I mean, would Brad Pitt need to show the court that he's known the kids for a certain length of time? What are the criteria?
GREENBERG: The criteria are the same in any adoption. You have to show that you can provide for a good home for the child. You have to show that you are a stable parent, that you've got -- they'll do a home inspection. They'll check to see if it's a clean home. They'll check to see if you have -- and of course, in his case, he absolutely has the economic means to raise the children. They'll try and determine whether or not your lifestyle is compatible with being a parent. And I'm sure that Brad Pitt won't have any trouble meeting any of the criteria that they look at.
COOPER: How difficult is it for someone to adopt a child that already has one adoptive parent?
GREENBERG: Well, in this case, you've got the consent of the adoptive parent. And I think that as a society, we absolutely prefer that children be raised -- whether it's right or wrong, and some people might disagree with this. But we prefer the children be raised in a two-parent home. So it's not going to be difficult at all for him, especially with her approval.
And the fact that she's already adopted these children, she brought them in from another country, they're now U.S. citizens, our adoption laws will govern. There aren't going to be parents on the other side to fight with. There's not going to be a former spouse or a disjointed parent of some kind or disenfranchised parent for him to fight with. So it should go fairly smoothly.
COOPER: And if an unmarried couple adopts children together and decides to no longer be a couple, do they, I mean, does the court have to determine how much time, I mean, who gets what custody? How does that work?
GREENBERG: Well, this being Hollywood, it's probably when will a court have to determine who's going to get custody, unless they work it out, this being a Hollywood marriage. Any court would determine that the same as they would for any other custodial situation where two people were getting divorced. You just have to determine what's in the best interest of the children at that point, not what's in the best interest of the parents.
He's going to be -- if he adopts these children -- he's going to be the children's parent for life. If this relationship ends in six months and he's already adopted those children. They are going to be his children, irrespective of his ongoing relationship with Ms. Jolie. I hope it works but even if it doesn't, these will be his children for life.
COOPER: And it's certainly great news for them to have two parents. Steven Greenberg, thanks very much.
GREENBERG: Thank you, Anderson.
COOPER: Appreciate it.
Coming up on the program, remember the diary you kept as a teenager, maybe it had a goofy little lock you could pick with a bobby pin? Well, now many teens have disposed entirely with secrecy, opening their lives for the whole world to see online. And the stuff they're talking about would probably shock their parents. We'll show you what your kids may be up to online.
Plus, a gynecologist accused of sexual misconduct and he doesn't deny the charges. The question is why is he still practicing? A story you won't want to miss when 360 continues.
COOPER: So breach of trust, sexual misconduct, both are serious allegations for a gynecologist and when doctor essentially admits to those charges you'd think that would be the end of his career. Well, think again. Ted Rowlands reports tonight on a long record of molestation that has gone unchecked.
TED ROWLANDS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): In February of 2000, Yvette Chambers went to see Doctor Lawrence Reich for a gynecological exam at a clinic near Los Angeles.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Immediately, there was something wrong.
ROWLANDS: Chambers said she was in the exam room with her feet in the stirrups, Reich, the only other person in the room.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You're naked from your waist down. And you're legs are spread. And you feel extremely vulnerable.
ROWLANDS: Chambers says she became concerned with the way he was touching her and the things he was talking about, including her sex life.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I was questioning myself as to why I felt so uncomfortable. Because it's a doctor, he's a doctor.
ROWLANDS: After the exam Chambers says Reich watched her get dressed and then asked her out.
(on camera): He offered to take you to lunch?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Offered to take me to lunch.
ROWLANDS: Chambers saved a piece of paper with personal phone numbers, which she says Reich gave her.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: At that point I realized -- Ewe! Ewe! I have just been molested! I have just been violated.
ROWLANDS: Five months before Chambers saw Reich, this woman, who doesn't want us to use her name, says she had a very similar experience when she went to get a prescription for birth control.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You're in a precarious situation with your feet in stirrups and this doctor examining you. You're pretty vulnerable, right there. And so when you're feeling like something's not right and you're in that position, you -- there's really no option for you to escape at that point.
ROWLANDS: This woman, like Chambers, says Reich made her feel uncomfortable while touching her. Then she says he asked questions about her sex life and eventually for her home telephone number.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I just knew in my gut that something was wrong. I was scared.
ROWLANDS: Both women filed complaints and found out they were not alone. In documents on file with the California Osteopathic Medical Board, Reich is accused of outrageous behavior by a number of women dating back to the late 1970s.
One woman says that Reich was touching her genitals during an exam and asked her if it, quote, "felt good" and then "kissed" her. Another claims Reich was "sexually excited" during an exam and told her she needed to "lubricate" herself through self stimulation so that he could properly diagnose an infection. Another woman says Reich asked her to, quote, "manipulate" herself in front of him and then after the exam she says Reich to demonstrate an oral sex technique on his thumb.
In 1982, Lawrence Reich had his license suspended for 180 days. When he resumed practice part of Reich's punishment was that for 10 years, another person had to be in the exam room while he worked. In August in 2002, because of the new allegations and his history, Reich was arrested for sexual misconduct.
MAUREEN GREEN, DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY: It had factual challenges, it had legal challenges, but I certainly would have tried the case.
ROWLANDS: Maureen Green was the prosecutor on the case. She says her goal was to get Reich to stop practicing, so she agreed to a deal. The doctor would plead no contest and avoid a possible prison sentence. She thought that would speed up the process of pulling his license.
GREEN: Why should someone like that continue to practice?
ROWLANDS (on camera): But three years later, the Osteopathic Medical Board has done nothing about Doctor Reich's license. He's still practicing medicine. He's also the medical director at a clinic in this Beverly Hills building.
(voice-over): We found Reich by calling one of those numbers given to Chambers. When we went to see him. He appeared to be at his office, but his staff claimed he wasn't there. Dozens of phone calls to Reich, and his lawyer, have not been returned.
So why, three years after he pleaded no contest, has nothing been done?
It's up to the state Osteopathic Medical Board to suspend or pull a license, the board was in public session yesterday in Sacramento. After the meeting we asked them about the Reich case.
DR. TRACEY NORTON, OSTEOPATHIC MED. BD. MEMBER: I don't think I can comment on it, because it is still in process.
ROWLANDS (on camera): Any feelings about him still practicing three years after the criminal case?
DR. MICHAEL FEINSTEIN, PRES., OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL BOARD: I have no opinion on that because if I did I couldn't judge the case later on. ROWLANDS (voice-over): For three years Reich's lawyer has been trying to negotiate a settlement with the board. According to a source close to the case two deals have been brought to the board but were both rejected because the board thought they were too lenient.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I think the system is absolutely broken.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: If they would have acted immediately on my complaint in February, then what happened to Yvette and probably a number of other women in between there would not have happened.
ROWLANDS: The board which regulates osteopathic doctors, not medical doctors, could pull Reich's license without negotiating. But it hasn't.
(on camera): Would you want your daughter to see this doctor during this process?
LINDA BERGMAN, DIR., OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL BOARD: I can't comment on that.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The state board needs to be completely revamped and this kind of thing should never happen again.
GREEN: I understand the victims' frustration. I'm concerned. He's treating patients. I'm concerned.
ROWLANDS (voice-over): Reich is free to treat patients until a decision is made by the board. A hearing on his case is not scheduled until February.
Ted Rowlands, CNN, Los Angeles.
COOPER: Incredible to think that guy is still practicing medicine.
Before you congratulate yourselves on how much time you're teens are spending at their computers, typing furiously, you might want to check out the web world they've created for themselves. A web world of blogs on subjects that will shock you for kids, sex, drugs, suicide. We'll take you inside a teen's secret world online.
And Oprah makes a peace pact. All right, so it's not the Treaty of Versailles, but what about all those other celebrity feuds? Coming up next on 360.
COOPER: Well, if you keep a web log, or blog, chances are you're too young to vote. Teens are almost three times as likely to blog as adults are. Kara Beth Borden kept a blog, so did her boyfriend David Ludwig. He's now charged with murdering her parents.
When police looked for clues after the killings, a darker picture of both the teens emerged online. It is an extreme case, of course, but millions of teens have secret lives online. By one recent estimate nearly 90 percent of teens go online in one form or another. And 60 percent of them say their online activity consists of things their parents don't even know about. CNN's David Mattingly investigates.
DAVID MATTINGLY, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): She was only 15, but for years Caeli had been living a double life. To her parents she was the typical smiling teenager, but in the secretive world of blogging she was known as a party (ph).
CAELI HIGGINS, TEEN BLOGGER: Everyone who has a blog does sort of live this separate life, because by making a blog you create this whole image of yourself and most of the time it's not actually, you know, what you come off as or who you seem to be. But online you can be anybody.
MATTINGLY: Online, Caeli was blogging about real-life experiences of smoking pot, getting drunk and passing out. She found plenty of others who claimed to be doing the same, validating her own destructive behavior.
C. HIGGINS: It sort of desensitizes you to it, especially when you're reading about a million other people doing it. You don't look at it as something that is so uncommon and bad any more, because you see everybody else doing it, so.
MATTINGLY: And her parents had no idea. It is a password protected, no grownups allowed party, where 60 percent of online teens say they share personal information they would never share with their parents.
With dozens of blogging sites to pick from a teen could choose to be faceless, anonymous, and almost untraceable by the people closest to them.
MATTINGLY (on camera): How easy is it to hide from your parents in here?
C. HIGGINS: Really easy.
MATTINGLY (voice-over): The Pew Research Center estimates four million teens have a blog, eight million teens read them, and three million read the blogs of strangers. Before 18-year-old David Ludwig allegedly murdered the parents of his 14-year-old girlfriend Kara Borden, police in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania believe the two developed a relationship while blogging on a church network.
DR. SUSAN BARTELL, PSYCHOLOGIST: Because it's unsupervised and because there is no guidance from adults, the kids don't really necessarily make the right decisions when it comes to the people that they're meeting through their blogs.
MATTINGLY: Studies find most teens become interested in blogs as early as the seventh grade. Caeli was 13 when she started, by 15 she was spending up to four hours a day online, blogging, messaging, and withdrawing from her family. All the while, reading about the darkest exploits of her circle of friends.
HIGGINS: Drugs and drinking and parties and stuff that went on at school. Like, you know, people -- girls like having sex and all this stuff. All like their really bad details of high school life.
MATTINGLY (on camera): About half of parents in a recent national survey say they electronically monitor their children's access to the web. But if Caeli's mother hadn't decided to investigate last year, by clicking on one of her daughter's open journals when she wasn't looking, then Caeli's substance abuse could have remained a secret.
PAT HIGGINS, CAELI'S MOM: The worse thing was when I found in a journal, that she wrote online, that she and a bunch of kids had gone to -- one of the kids had a boat, his family had a boat out on the bay, and it was February, and apparently she was so drunk she passed out and they tucked her in on a bed on the boat and then they all left her.
I just couldn't believe, you know -- how terrified when I read that. And I thought, my god, she could have died.
MATTINGLY (voice-over): And the confrontation that followed was traumatic. Caeli's parents were devastated by the years of deception. Caeli herself felt betrayed by the intrusion into her private world.
C. HIGGINS: She made me go to those therapists, in my town, and then she printed out my whole journal and highlighted everything and gave it to my therapists. And that's why I got really mad.
MATTINGLY: The family then agreed to some changes. Now 16, Caeli is in new school and her online activity is closely monitored at home. Pot and alcohol are in the past, but the blogging, she shows us, is as feverish as ever; 5,800 people visited her blog site on this day alone. Giving her parents still plenty of reasons to worry.
David Mattingly, CNN, New York.
COOPER: The question, of course, what is a parent to do in this age of blogging? Susan Bartell is a psychologist and she joins me now.
Thanks very much for being with us.
SUSAN BARTELL, PSYCHOLOGIST: Thank you.
COOPER: It's terrifying for parents because they really have no idea what their kids are blogging about.
BARTELL: That's right. They're allowing their children, without realizing it, to enter an entire unsupervised social world. COOPER: And the advice that they're kids are getting from other kids is all the wrong advice.
BARTELL: That's right, Anderson. They're getting advice from other teens or from people who aren't really interested in their welfare; people who don't really know what their issues are or where they're coming from. And they're taking that advice.
COOPER: You know, when I first heard the story, though, I thought to myself, well, it's important for kids to have a place where they can go and, kind of just, you know, get away from their parents and just kind of talk and communicate with each other. No?
BARTELL: No, that's school.
COOPER: That's school?
BARTELL: That's right. That is not online in a scary, completely unsupervised place, where adults could be posing as teenagers, where troubled teenagers could be giving each other advice that's not right. Where depressed kids could be steered in the wrong direction, rather than feeling they're getting help, they have this false sense of security. The Internet isn't a place for them to feel safe.
COOPER: I read one -- we just went online and looked at some kids blogs today. And there were two that caught our attention. One person says -- one kid writes, well there are curses on it so -- "F*** condoms. Premarital sex is the -- blank. Get' em pregnant, get' em pregnant, get' em pregnant."
Then there is another one a teen wrote. "If I could hang myself off your ceiling so you could see what I see when I wake up from these dreams." Clearly this kid sounds depressed.
What should parents do?
BARTELL: First of all, parents have to look at what their kids are doing online. They have to learn how to get to the places that their kids are doing. They have to find out, and if they don't know how, to ask for help to learn about blogging, to learn about the Internet. If they see anything online that they're worried about, they need to speak to their teenagers about it.
Sometimes parents feel that if they found it online, that it's a secret and they can't confront their teen about it, because it is supposed to be a private journal.
COOPER: But it's not.
BARTELL: But the Internet is not a private journal. Teenagers like to feel that it is and they like their parents think that it is, so they can keep it quiet.
COOPER: Should a parent let their kid know that they're going to be watching what they're doing online? BARTELL: Absolutely. Without a doubt, starting from very young, starting from when they're children first get online at eight or nine or 10. They should make rules in their house that the computer is in a public place if at all possible; that there are open door policies. That I'm going to be checking. That I'm going to be asking you who you're talking to and that's the expectation in our family.
It's their job as a parent. The same way you wouldn't let your kid go to a unsupervised alcoholic party, you shouldn't let them online or blog or look at other blogs, where they're unsupervised.
COOPER: It is a frightening thing for a lot of parents. Susan Bartell, appreciate you joining us. Thanks.
BARTELL: Thank you.
COOPER: Eric Hill from Headline News joins us for the other stories we're following right now.
HILL: Hey, Anderson.
In Florida police on the hunt, searching for these two men. We'll show you their pictures in just a second. Edward Roberson -- there they are -- and Marty Finney. They're overnight escape from a Vero Beach jail was actually caught on a surveillance camera.
The men, who are armed and dangerous got out through a small space in a prison shower area; then, made it through two chain-link fences, topped with barbed wire. Now a third inmate who escaped with them has already been caught.
In New York City a federal judge today ruled random searches of bags in the city's subway system are, in fact, constitutional. The judge said the policy falls under a special needs exception to the Fourth Amendment prohibition against unreasonable searches.
And Hawaii lost 44 acres of coastline just this week, and gained a spectacular lava stream, but the land broke off 45 feet above sea level. Kilauea Volcano, the plume sent up a shower of steam as it hit the water, as you can see there, and began forming a ramp of new land. The power of Mother Nature.
COOPER: That is an incredible picture.
HILL: It is pretty amazing.
COOPER: All right, Erica. Thanks very much. Have a great night.
HILL: Have a good weekend.
COOPER: Yeah, you, too.
Oprah Winfrey mends some fences ending a celebrity feud. She seems to say never really existed. Tonight how come those celebrity feuds aren't what they used to be? Remember the good ol' days when celebrities really -- well, we'll show you, coming up next on 360.
COOPER: So, personally, we like a good feud. The sniping, the bared teeth, the wrinkled noses, so we're actually a little disappointed that Oprah and David Letterman seem to have decided to bury the hatchet and play nice. Did you catch the reconciliation?
DAVID LETTERMAN, "THE LATE SHOW": Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Oprah Winfrey.
COOPER (voice-over): There she was, Oprah, the woman who had been swearing for decades not to sit in Dave's chair, was -- well, sitting in Dave's chair.
LETTERMAN: I'll come to your house.
OPRAH WINFREY, TALK SHOW HOST: Yes.
LETTERMAN: And you'll come to my house?
WINFREY: Yes, I wanted you on.
LETTERMAN: It's gonna be great. It's gonna be fantastic.
WINFREY: I wanted you. I wanted you -- OK.
COOPER: It all seemed so simple, so cordial. She was nice. He was nice. She even seemed to deny there ever was any kind of feud.
WINFREY: The press talks about this big feud that we have.
LETTERMAN: Yes, yes.
WINFREY: I had never -- in my -- had a moment's feud with you.
COOPER: The audience clearly loved it, especially when Dave escorted Oprah out of the studio. He even kissed her hand.
You call that a feud? Phooey! We'll show you feuds. The great radio comedians, Jack Benny and Fred Allen, threw spit balls at one another for years. Their audiences really loved it. People tuned in just to hear what Benny would say about Allen, or vice versa.
And remember Martin and Lewis? The hottest Hollywood comedy pair of the mid-20th century, not only broke up at the height of their fame and success. They stopped talking to each altogether for nearly forever. Now that's a feud.
Liz Taylor and Debbie Reynolds had a pretty good one going, too. Something about Liz stealing Debbie's husband, the singer Eddie Fischer. Imagine making a big deal out of a little thing like that. What's a husband for in Tinsel Town anyway, if not to pass around?
And then Elton John and Lady Di were pretty miffed at each other, too. 'Till their mutual friend designer Giovanni Versace was gunned down. His funeral brought them together again. Depriving the rest of us from some pretty fine animosity.
50 Cent and The Game were shooting at each other one moment, or their entourages were at any rate. And then they were hugging for the camera and jointly announcing a gift to the Harlem Boys Choir of $253,000. You'd think that a couple of gangster rappers could keep a feud going for longer than one lousy week. Pashezzle, pa shame!
Whitney and Mariah, J-Lo and Madonna, just when they're fallings out were getting good, they made up.
Even Bill and George are reconciled these days, all of them, O'Reilly and Clooney, Clinton and Bush. Lions and lambs, liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans, Oprah and Letterman, all doing just fine. Where's a guy turn for some good ol' fashioned venom these days?
It's very, very disappointing.
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HUMPHREY BOGART, ACTOR: I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
COOPER: We wish them both well. More of 360 in a moment, stay with us.
COOPER: So that's it for 360 tonight. I hope you have a great weekend. Larry King is next.
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