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>> welcome aboard, folks. live from studio e here in midtown manhattan. let's go halfway around the world, a live look from johannesburg, south africa. at this hour a massive memorial underway honoring the late icon nelson mandela who passed away last week at the age of 95. greg palka is live at thestadium where the weather has been rainy and cold but nonetheless people there to pay tribute to a legend. >> Reporter: ABSOLUTELY. it is called one of the biggest memorials in recent memorials. it's got to be one of the wettest memorials in recent memory as well. despite that tens of thousands of south africans turned out to come to this soccer stadium in johannesburg, south africa to honor the late nelson mandela. joining the tens ofthousands of south africans, something like 100 heads of state. in the stadium right now, president obama and first lady michelle, also former presidents george w. bush and bill clinton and jimmycarter as well as figures from all over the world, the leaders of france, the u.k., figures from india, china, you name it. we've been hearing from several of them so far. we heard from u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon latest and we areexpecting to hear from president obama shortly. this is being held in the stadium that was the scene of the last public appearance of nelson mandela in 2010 for the final of the world cup. and all of this ceremony and memorial and turnout of dig in -- dignitaries has hugepolice presence. so far it has gone okay. there have been no majordisturbances. we'll be hearing from other figures, from other leaders here. and we'll be hearing a lot of songs and seeing a lotof dancing. we've been talking to the folks as they come into thestadium. we were inside the stadium briefly and it is electric. there is mourning, there isrespect for this man who was the former president of this country, the man that led the brave fight against the apartheid regime here and won, the man who is a global icon, but also there is a lot of celebration, celebration not just from politicians, from south africans, even from stars, people like oprah and richard branson and even the spice girls are here completing the whole show. it will last about four hours and then the memorial events continue. nelson mandela will lay in state, his body, from wednesday to friday. then he will be buried in his home village next sunday. but before then there's going to be a lot more marking of the man and alot more celebration too as we can tell from the people who are still screaming in the stadium here in johannesburg.steve? >> when is president obama expected to speak? >> president obama is going to be next on the agenda. we're looking at ban ki-moon right now. the president of the unitedstates is going to speak after one more
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