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by johnson & johnson, where quality products forçó the american famiñy have beenñi a tradition for generations >> osgood: good morning. i'm charles osgood and this is sunday morning. two days after the devastating earthquake, we are learning more about the human toll of the disaster in japan. our correspondents on the ground will be reporting the latest on the aftermath all through the morning, including bill whitaker who has been traveling through the worst of the stricken areas along with lucy craft and ben tracy in tokyo.
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>> reporter: the scale of the destruction and human misery is almost too much to comprehend. one of the most modern and technologically advance society on earth thrown back virtually to the stone age by the most powerful and unpredictable of natural forces. ahead this sunday morning we take a measure of the disaster in japan. >> osgood: then it's on to a new technology, a hand held technology with almost unlimited potential. in any sort of communication or information path you want, the chances are there's an app for that as daniel sieberg will be showing us. >> reporter: more than 11 billion apps were downloaded in 2010 and apps do seem to be everywhere these days, but app- planet? from navigating in your car to mapping the human body to
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exploring the stars, it seems there's an app for everything in the universe. but what's driving this app revolution and where does it go from here? >> this is kind of an extension of my hand. this is kind of an extension of my brain. now i have more ability. >> reporter: the age of the app, later on sunday morning. >> osgood: daniel radcliffe grew up before our eyes as harry potter in a series of wildly successful movies. this morning katie couric will be showing us what a wizard can do for an encore without actually trying. >> you're a wizard. >> i'm a what? >> a wizard. >> couric: a boy wizard becomes a music man. >> you can just see the clips of radcliffe. >> couric: daniel radcliffe is all grown up. and he's hoping to cast a spell on broadway. >> i mean it's a little bit intimidating as well to be doing musical.
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>> couric: later on sunday morning. >> osgood: a certain very competitive athlete is still delivering peak performance despite what it says on his birth certificate. our bill geist has tracked him down. >> reporter: before they were there were ski lifts, before there were ski schools and before skis themselves became more than a couple of boards strapped to your feet, there was lou. we'll hit the slopes with lou batori, the world's oldest competition skier later on sunday morning. by way, lou is 100. >> osgood: anthony mason shows us some photographs taken by rock star brian adams. jeff greenfield ponders the what if's of history. suze orman offers financial tips for tough times and more. but here are the headlines for this sunday morning the 13th of march, 2011. we begin with the latest from
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japan. a news agency now estimates more than 1800 people are either dead or missing after friday's massive earthquake and the tsunami that followed. but there are projections that the death toll could rise much higher, perhaps surpassing 10,000 in one state alone. some 170,000 people have been evacuated from a 12-mile area around fukushima nuclear power plant. a partial meltdown is underway now, and a second of the plant's three reactors. many of the households remain without power. at least one million have no water. it's now believed insured losses from the quake could be more than $15 billion. as supplies and personnel stream in from the united states and other nations, japan's prime minister is calling this the worst crisis his nation has faced since world war ii. the aftershocks continue. more than 150 since the quake struck on friday. lucy craft is in tokyo. >> reporter: two days and counting. and for japan, there's no end
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in sight. no country had ever invested more in preparing for what is now confirmed as one of the worst earthquakes in recorded history. but even japan's state-of-the-art disaster prevention and emergency supply system has been stretched to the breaking point. damage to nuclear power reactors, the backbone of the nation's electrical system, has cut off power to much of north eastern japan. the more fortunate areas are surviving with rolling blackouts. over four million people are affected. those who managed to survive the mega quaking and the monster tsunami waves and landslides are now terrified by the project of a three-mile island like radiation disaster from nuclear power plants in the state of fukushima. the of missing persons has surged into the thousands with most of the residents of one coastal town still unaccounted for. the nation is now bracing for
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the near certainty of more powerful aftershocks, up to magnitude 7 in the next few days. without power, the pillars of japan's export dependent company are all but paralyzed. factories for toyota, honda, nissan and sony have been damaged or forced to close because of the outages. as monday approaches there are fears of a stock exchange crashment all the while anger is rising over what some see as the government's flat-footed response to and inability to foresee the crisis at its nuclear power plant. for sunday morning, this is lucy craft in tokyo. >> osgood: we have correspondents all across japan and we'll be hearing more from them throughout the morning. in libya, troops loyal to moammar qaddafi are continuing to make in-roads against rebel forces. the arab league has asked the u.n. security council to impose a no fly zone to prevent government air strikes
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against the rebels. here at home 14 people were killed yesterday when a bus, returning to new york city from a connecticut casino, overturned on a highway. eight others were critically injured. the driver, who survived, said he lost control after his bus was clipped by a swerving tractor trailer. tens of thousands turned out in madison, wisconsin, yesterday to protest new curbs on collective bargaining for state workers. wisconsin's governor scott walker signed that measure into law on friday. in the nfl, work stoppage team owners yesterday imposed a lockout on players basically shutting down all preparations for next season. that move came hours after labor talks with players broke off. now today's weather. the east coast gets a chance to dry out after a rainy flood- filled week. expect the sun to be shining there and in most of the rest of the country. the days ahead will bring rain and even some snow to the northern states, but the last full week of winter will be a warm one across the south.
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next, disaster in japan. and later, daniel radcliffe from harry potter.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> osgood: of all the stories we're following in the aftermath of friday's earthquake in japan, perhaps the most worrisome just now
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comes from a city of fukushima north of tokyo. it's believed a partial meltdown is underway at a nuclear complex there. that has forced the evacuation of some 200,000 people. we have the latest on that after which we'll be hearing from ben tracy reporting from tokyo. >> reporter: friday's massive earthquake has at least a japan nuclear nightmare with the government saying a partial meltdown is likely underway at a second of three reactors affected by the massive quake. all three of the faulty fukushima reactors lost their cooling ability after friday's trembler. saturday an explosion blew off the outer enclosure on one of the reactor's shells. it's believed the blast was the result of an effort to cool its overheating core. thus far the reactor core remains intact. >> the situation has been dangerous from the beginning. >> reporter: but edwin lyman of the union of concerned scientists worries japan's
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nuclear emergency is not yet over. >> you can have the fuel overheating and melting to the extent that you can't recover from that situation. and then the possibility of a large-scale radio logically problem exists. >> reporter: the plant's operator took the unusual step of using nearby sea water to help cool the reactors after an electricity outage caused a cooling-system malfunction. government officials are protectively evacuating some 170,000 people from a 12-mile area around the plant and giving iodine to nearby residents to help prevent absorption of fallout. they're also scanning everyone for radiation exposure. some residents are already being treated for unusually high radiation levels. "i still have people i haven't been able to contact, and there have been reports of a nuclear leak. i'm really concerned about their safety," explains this man.
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quake-damaged roads are hampering evacuation efforts. many have given up driving, hoping instead to get on flights out of the region. amid reports of a possible nuclear meltdown in fukushima this tiny airport is much busier than normal but japan he's military flying in and local residents attempting to get out. even before everyone has made it to safety there are questions about the future of japan's nuclear energy program. cbs news has confirmed the first damaged nuclear reactor was scheduled to be moth balled in just a few weeks. for decades, critics have worried that an earthquake-prone country like japan is the wrong place for 54 active nuclear reactors. the trouble at fukushima is all but certain to raise the level of concern. >> reporter: when the ground began to shake at 2:46 friday afternoon, it did not stop for seemingly endless minutes.
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and then just as the calm came so did the water. >> a tsunami has engulfed several cities engulfing farms, homes alongside the river. >> reporter: a 23-foot wall of it surging towards japan's northern coast. it swallowed everything in its path. all along the coast residents frantically signaled for help in any way they could. this baby was lifted out of harm's way. 240 miles to the south in tokyo towers of steel swayd. the city's worker screamed in the streets. subways and trains shut down stranding commuters. >> the timing was terrifying. i've never felt a quake that strong. but, you know, my co-workers haven't experienced anything like this either in their lifetime. >> reporter: in fact, friday's quake is the largest to ever
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hit japan. the fifth largest to strike anywhere in the world since 1900. its epicenter was near a coastal city of some one million people. along with the water there was fire. flames at an oil refinery rose hundreds of feet in the air. in nearby towns and villages, buildings became floating torches, burning all day and then lighting up the night sky. now two days and counting after the violent quake, the race is on to save those still trapped. rescue workers know time is running out. japan's prime minister toured the quake zone saturday. he sent in thousands of troops to help. by far japan's largest-ever disaster relief effort. the united states and other countries are ferrying in personnel and supplies. they are needed. this mother of two says, "i came here for water but they
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ran out." people here are desperate for even the most basic any testys. ... any cec tees. by contrast here in busy tokyo things appear fairly normal except for the after shocks hundreds of them continue to go shake this city keeping people on edge. japan is one of the world's most earthquake prepared nations, prosperous and vigilant and still everyone here was shaken by those terrifying few minutes on friday when the earthquake unleashed an angry whirlpool of destruction. >> osgood: ahead, pluto, planet or impotster. ♪
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blue planet after king george iii, but other astronomers gave it the somewhat problematic name uranus after the ancient god of the sky. in 1846 an even more distant blue planet was discovered and given the name neptune after the god of the sea which made for a total of eight planets. that seemed to be that. until march 13, 1930, 81 years ago today when the world learned that photographs taken by an astronomer had revealed a tiny moving spot of light. quickly hailed as the ninth planet and named pluto after the god of the underworld, the discovery captured the public's imagination. the disney studio soon introduced a cartoon dog named pluto without actually saying he was named for the planet. and in 1941, nuclear physicist named their newly created
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reactive element plutonium. but the more scientists learned about pluto's tiny size the more they doubted it really was a planet. still when new york's planetarium demoted pluto a few years ago a popular outcry forced the director to mount a vigorous defense. >> we decided to take another view of the solar system and gather the objects together in families rather than simply counting what we believe to be a planet. pluto doesn't match any of these other families. >> osgood: in another blow the international astronomical union reclassifyed pluto as a mere dwarf planet in 2006 to which the legislature in the home state of illinois responded in 2009 by declaring march 13 to be pluto day. restoring the distant body to full and fleeting planetary
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♪ give it to me straight from the heart ♪ >> osgood: most of us know brian adams for his songs such as "straight from the heart." time now to know singer/song wrirb writer for his
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photographs. here's anthony mason. >> reporter: with 65 million records sold, brian adams is one of the biggest rock stars canada has ever produced. ♪ >> reporter: you know his hits. ♪ those were the best days of my life ♪ >> reporter: in the '80s and '95s they were everywhere. ♪ back in the summer of '69 > but more quietly over the past decade, adams has become known for something else: his pictures. the singer is now a sought-after photographer. you have a whole other career that you've created. where did that come from? >> you know what? that world career is so weird. i don't like to think of things in terms of career. it sounds like i'm going to
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the office. >> reporter: were you just taking pictures? >> i remember when i first bent on tour i had a camera with me. i went and got one. i have to document this. something is going to happen. thankfully you will never see those photographs. >> reporter: can you tell us what's in them? >> a lot of pictures with beer bottles on carpets, you know. ♪ at the five and dime > born in canada to british parents, adams' music career started much like his song said. ♪ meeting up with guys from a school, had a band and we tried real hard ♪ >> started writing when i was probably about 15. and i didn't have any idea what i was doing. >> reporter: by 16, he had quit school and joined a band. >> i used to have to be escorted into the club and escorted off the stage. >> reporter: because you were too young. >> because i was too young. ♪ had it all worked out > in 1983 his third solo album
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"cuts like a knife" made him an international star. ♪ cuts like a knife ♪ but it feels so right > critics weren't always kind. a rolling stone reviewer said adams has typically produced the closest thing yet to generic rock'n'roll. ♪ baby, you're all i want > but no one could argue with his knack for writing hits. ♪. >> reporter: in 1991, he was asked to write a song for the film robin hood prince of thieves. ♪ you search no more >> took 45 minutes. >> reporter: it took 45 minutes. >> yeah. >> reporter: to write that song? >> yeah. i know. it's ridiculous. >> reporter: everything i do would spend seven weeks at
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number one ♪ everything i do ♪ i do it for you >> reporter: does that kind of success surprise you? >> it does because i thought it was a very sweet song. in fact at one time i remember thinking, wow, this could be a good b-side. >> reporter: adams' photography career started with a very personal asignment. >> i guess the first job was... i gave myself a job of doing my own album cover. >> reporter: it was his 1998 album "on a day like today." >> it worked out okay. i thought it did anyway. no one complained. >> reporter: when did you start becoming serious about it? >> thankfully i've never become serious about anything. >> reporter: but i mean, come on. you're a serious photographer. >> well that sounds like you are trying to put serious and career thing on me again. >> reporter: you're not going to take it. >> i'm not going to have that. >> reporter: you're still goofing around. >> i'm still trying to figure it it out. >> reporter: hardly. >> that's nice.
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>> reporter: this shoot for men's vogue featured the leading ladies of the tv series mad men. >> put your hands back up again. >> reporter: january jones, christina hendricks and elizabeth moss. adams' work has been featured in magazines like harper's bazaar, esquire and interview. in ad campaigns for guest clothing. so this is the calvin klein project and promotional campaigns for calvin klein. when you shoot a portrait is there some specific approach you take. >> just trying to find something that has certain quality to it that would maybe not be expected like, for example, with the picture of her it was an uncaught moment. she was thinking about something else. i just happened to be there. >> reporter: 25 of his prints are in the permanent collection of britain's national portrait gallery. you photographed gorbachev. >> yeah. >> reporter: the former head of the soviet union was his subject. >> i said any chance i could
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take a picture. well, if you come to the hotel 3:00 he has ten minutes. >> reporter: what did you do? >> i asked him if he would stand on the balconyy. there were aate lot of big guys there. >> reporter: you also got to shoot the queen. >> yes. >> reporter: was that intimidating. >> in this case i only had five minutes. >> reporter: adams was among a group of photographers invited to photograph queen elizabeth to mark her 50th year on the throne. >> the image that became well known out of that session was one of the last frames i took. i just asked her, ma'am, would you like to have a seat on this chair for a second. it happened to be by some rubber boots. she asked me if they were in the shoot. i said yes and she smiled and that was the picture. >> reporter: did you mean for them to be in the shot. >> yeah, i thought it was quirky. >> reporter: it's very her. >> it is. >> reporter: adams has another royal connection. >> i know you're a very private person but it came out publicly that you had a relationship with princess diana. >> well, i've never really talked about it. >> reporter: you're not going
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to start now. >> i don't think i'm going to start now. >> reporter: but he did write a song about the princess. >> it was written way before i met her so when i did meet her i asked her if she had heard the song and she said no. i said i'd love to send you a copy of it. i started writing her address down. and i said i think i know where you live. >> reporter: but you did become friends. >> very much so. >> turn off the work light. you'll be able to see it better. >> reporter: at a sound check on his new bare bones tour adams choreographs the lighting himself just like a photographer. he plays about 120 gigs a year. ♪ cuts like a knife >> reporter: at 51, brian adams is still a working rock star. ♪ cuts like a knife > but now there's more to the
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>> it's sunday morning and cbs and here again is charles osgood. >> osgood: imagine the most unlikely use for your cell phone that you could possibly think of. more likely than not there's an app for that. the word app, as you know, is short for application. daniel sieberg has our appreciation. >> reporter: just what makes a smart phone smarter? in a word apps. it was even word of the year in 2010, and if it comes as no surprise, it might be because you recently downloaded a few. not long ago apple reported the 10 billionth download from its apps store which at last count has more than 350,000
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apps to choose from, that's not to mention the hundreds of thousands of apps available elsewhere. they're not just for phones. apps now run on tablets, even in cars. apps are even driving how tech companies design their devices, using g.p.s., cameras and touch screens. a recent study found that apps are second only to email and texting in terms of what we use phones for. in third place, talking. it seems as though apps are essentially turning our devices into mini-computers. it all got us thinking. what if you applied apps to everything that you did? you might start your day with an alarm clock app. fortunately they all come with snooze bars. does your morning include a dog walk? well, apps has maps. if your pooch eats something he's not supposed to, well, there's even an app for that.
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it's called pet save. there's even an app to buy your coffee at star bucks. actually i'll have a green tea, please. if it's a sunday morning and you've got other plans, well, you can always turn to the confession app. although the church says it's not meant to replace the real thing. or what if i find myself in a place that i don't recognize? stay with me here. you can always use an app like google goggle. take a photo of a nearby landmark and then it tells me that i'm actually in barcelona. home to last month's mobile world congress which connects 60,000 programmers and developers to talk shop about, well, phones. with ceos like eric schmidt of google. >> last year i predicted baseded on a whole bunch of analysis that within two years smart phones would surpass p.c. sales.
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as usual, i was wrong. smart phones surpassed p.c. sales on a quarterly basis last week. >> reporter: the place to be at the congress, the app-planet which is where we met this person from p.c. mag dot-com. >> apps caused the smart phone revolution to take off. they're about being people's new computers. what makes those computers personal is the apps. that's why we have hundreds of thousands of apps out there right now. >> reporter: what is the big deal with these little programs? we aren't talking about software with apps, right? >> we're talking about software but with phones you find that people get very personal about things. a phone is almost an extension of your body for a lot of people. it's definitely an extension of your clothing so you have not just, yeah, they're programs and they have little utilities that help you to do what you want to do but they have part of that psychological mystique around your phone that this is kind of an extension of my hand, an
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extension of my brain. now i have more ability. >> reporter: as the popularity of apps has taken off in the past year, tech companies like google have noticed. its mobile operating system called android is available on all kinds of phones. and just this past week, it became the most popular type of smart phone in america. if you still don't understand quite what android is, don't worry. >> well, most people shouldn't have to worry about what android is, right? they should just have to worry about do they have the phone or the tablet or the device that lets them do what they want, let them get to the apps they want and care about. >> reporter: the latest version of android was developed by this man. he says apps are all about individualality. >> the apps are exactly how the device kind of grows to fit you like a glove. it's much more than just about self-expression. it's all the tools that let you get through the day. it's kind of a combination
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swiss army knife, telephone, everything you want, you know, an apps basicsally becomes that piece of your internet- connected life. >> reporter: you can tailor it. >> exactly. >> reporter: those making apps have a lot at stake. it's estimated that global app market will exceed 38 billion dollars by 2015. clearly not kid stuff. or is it? does it seem like apps programmers are becoming like the new rock stars? >> i think you definitely have the potential to become a rock star and become famous if you make an application because everyone knows about them. everyone has heard of them and everyone has used them. to see someone create one it's definitely like a cool thing. >> reporter: cameron cohen is the ripe old age of 12. back when he was 11 he created his first app called high sketch. in 2009, cohen was suffering
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from a benign tumor in his leg and underwent surgery. while recovering rather than just stare at the tv, cameron decided to teach himself how to make an app. of. >> it's like learning a language i guess. i'll give you an example because they're very hard to know. like german or russian or something. if you haven't heard the language it sounds insane. >> reporter: the result the i- sketch app which shot off the charts on apple's app store turning a tiny profit half of which cohen then donated to the ma tell children's hospital at ucla so kids there could play with ipads and i- phones. >> now they have ipads while you're in like a hospital bed going to the operation room. as soon as you wake up, if you wanted to you could play like all day. everyone has something that wants ing is there now. it's really really amazing. >> reporter: it seems games appeal to kids of all ages especially a certain game that
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pits birds against pigs. angry birds is made by the finnish company. it's been the number one app in 69 countries including the united states. part puzzle, part goofy animation, it's been downloaded almost 100 million times and yet the ceo says even good apps don't always turn a profit. >> in the apps store it is quite a brutal market. i would say that the top 100 games are making a nice amount of money and then that steeply declines from there on. >> reporter: the company struggled with more than 50 apps before hitting the big time with angry birds. >> you never know what happened in games. that's the beauty of games though is anything is possible. the science of game making and how to make it work and the other part is the art of what
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works for people. >> reporter: while popular apps make the news there's even an app that is the news. rupert murdoch's news corporation released the daily this year. with contributions from journalists all over the world including myself. >> i think that a lot of the media has spent enormous a.m.s of time trying to save their old brands rather than trying to look to the future of what these machines can do. >> reporter: it's the first major news publication that is available only as an app. jesse anglo is the daily's editor in chief. >> when we first started we thought to ourselves are we making a daily newspaper? are we making a daily website? once we starteded designing it and showing it to people, everyone said, wow, that magazine looks amazing. what all the video? maybe this is a daily television show. so we said we're the daily. >> reporter: wait a minute. if the app revolution starts to overwhelm you, just remember that there's even an app that will help you log out
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once in a while. of course there is. >> osgood: yes indeed there does seem to be an app for just about everything and that includes us. just arrived at the i-tunes apps store is a new way to listen to our sunday morning trumpet. >> something is wrong here. something is terribly wrong. >> osgood: next jeff greenfield asks, what if? ♪ [ male announcer ] imagination. its supply is limitless. its power is beyond measure. imagination carries us into the future... and helps doctors see what they couldn't before.
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>> osgood: what if our jeff greenfield hadn't just published a new book called an alternative history? we'd still be able to speculate about what could have been. >> what shapes history? geography, climate, great
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leaders? they all do but here's my candidate. random chance. small twists of fate that trigger enormous consequences. look at american political history, for example, and you will see what i mean. on february 15, 1933, an anarchist arrived a few minutes late at miami's bay front park which meant he had an obstructed view of the speaker's platform which meant his shot fatally wounded visiting chicago mayor instead of another vacationer president-elect franklin roosevelt. but for that minor delay, there would have been no f.d.r.to lead america through depression and world war. that near miss is well known to history. but consider another. all but totally forgotten. it was the morning of december 11, 1960 in palm beach, florida, where president-elect john kennedy was vacationing. outside his ocean front home, sitting in a parked car was richard holding a switch connected to seven sticks of
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dynamite. but because jacqueline kennedy came to the door, the man decided not to kill kennedy in front of his family. he was arrested four days later. and had jacqueline kennedy not come to the door, he said the secret service chief was seconds away from a history without a president kennedy. >> the president's car is now turning on to elm street. it will be only a matter of minutes before he arrives.... >> reporter: what if it hadn't stopped raining in dallas texas on the morning of december 22, 1963. >> we can't see who has been hit. >> reporter: a bubble top would have covered president kennedy's limosine instead of leaving him exposed. >> thanks to all of you and now it's on to chicago and let's win there. >> reporter: what if robert kennedy had not been sent unprotected into that los angeles hotel kitchen in 1968? just after winning the california primary? would we have had another president kennedy? >> there is no soviet
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domination of eastern europe, and there never will be under a ford administration. >> reporter: and what if president ford quickly corrected himself in that key 1976 debate, sparing his campaign a critical week of lost momentum? it would only have taken a switch of a handful of votes in ohio and mississippi to put him back in the white house. you can probably think of other examples, a better choice of make-up for richard nixon in his first kennedy debate, a different ballot design in palm beach florida in 2000. that is the point. crucial in understanding how the world turns. again and again it turns on a dime. >> osgood: coming up, california,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> osgood: even after traveling many thousands of
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miles, the much weakened tsunami from friday's earthquake in japan tended to shake up parts of our own west coast. john blackstone asked what would happen if a similar earthquake were to strike closer to home. >> reporter: for everyone the scenes of terrible destruction in japan are painful to see. for people in california, they are a sobering reminder of what could lie ahead. a warning to be prepared. california's lieutenant governor. >> if you're going to move out to california and the west coast if you're going to live in not just in one earthquake zone but three, you have to take that seriously. >> reporter: california like japan sits on the pacific's ring of fire stretching 25,000 miles around the pacific rim. it is the most geo logically active region on earth. more earthquakes occur here than anywhere else on the planet. from the magnitude 6.3 that shattered much of
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christschurch new zealand just last month to the massive 8.8 quake that destroyed 370,000 homes in chile in february last year, movement on the ring of fire gets the blame. the pacific plate beneath the ocean is shifting constantly. >> this has been a bus ear year by any standard. >> reporter: a professor of geo physics at cal tech says where a quake hits can be at least as significant as how big it is. the closest california has come to a notable quake recently is the 7.2 that rocked mexico's baja peninsula last april. >> if you took that same earthquake and moved it, say, into an urban area, we'd still be talking about earthquakes in california. it would have been a very damaging event. but it was in the middle of the desert. >> basically the san andreas fault is locked and loaded and ready to rumble. >> reporter: thomas jordan is director of the southern california earthquake center.
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>> as a seismologist, of course, the longer we go without a big earthquake, the more nervous i get. because i know that over time, we have to have earthquakes. to relieve all of that energy that's being built up along the plates and under it. >> reporter: new calculations on the san andreas near los angeles show major quakes happen there more frequently than previously believed. and the next one could be as big as magnitude 8. >> the fact we haven't had an earthquake in this region for so long means that our time is getting due. >> reporter: the most recent big quake in los angeles was the 1994 northridge quake. 57 people died. >> an aftershock right now, people. >> of course the largest natural disaster before katrina that the country had ever seen. $40 billion in direct economic damage. >> reporter: the northridge quake was a magnitude 6.7.
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the kind of maps that seismologists fully understand, the magnitude 8.9 quake that hit hit japan was 3,000 times more powerful. in japan, the ground shook for minutes. to appreciate what that could mean in california, consider the damage caused in just 15 seconds of shaking in the san francisco bay area in 1989. >> 15 seconds and you can see what happened. >> reporter: at an oakland california poork built as a memorial to the '89 quake, david swartz of the u.s. geo logical survey remembers that for all the destruction, the epicenter of that quake was far away. >> 1989 was 70 miles south of the bay area proper. and we think our next big earthquake will occur right in the middle of the urban center. if you look at it that way, the hills are the east bay hills and the heyward falls runs to the base of the hill.
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>> reporter: the heyward fault is overdue. add the san andreas and a startling number of lesser-known faults, the san francisco region is ripe for quakes. >> we're surrounded by faults anywhere you go in the bay area. we jokingly like to say you can run but you can't hide. that's sort of the truth. >> reporter: the san andreas fault brought on the great san francisco earthquake of 1906. it's been estimated that 3,000 people died. that's the kind of quake, much bigger, much more destructive than the one in 1989, that seismologist figure could be on its way. >> we've estimated in the next 30 years a 63% chance, two out of three, that we'll have one or more magnitude 6, 7 or larger earthquakes. >> reporter: while earthquake scientists can make estimates, what they can't do is make predictions. >> optimistic that we come up
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with some system to predict the earthquakes. the more we study the problem, the more we realize that it's a false hope. >> reporter: but once the earth has started moving, scientists may be able to send an alert that shock waves are on the way. >> we call it earthquake early warning. it's based on the fact that earthquakes take a certain time to occur. they propagate along a fault. here in california, we could get up to one minute of warning of a major earthquake on the san andreas fault before it was to shake downtown los angeles. >> reporter: japan already has such an early warning system. about a minute before tokyo started shaking on friday, residents got alerts on radio and tv, by email and text message that shock waves were coming. it's not much, but it may have provided just enough time for many to take cover. >> this is an earthquake drill. >> reporter: once a year californians are urged to
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participate in a statewide earthquake drill called the great shakeout. it's a reminder to be prepared because the forces of nature can be unleashed at any time. the images from japan give a humbling look at just how formidable those forces can be. ♪ this book is all that i need ♪ >> osgood: ahead, daniel radcliffe trying to succeed at his first broadway musical role. and later, life in the fast lane. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> it's sunday morning on cbs. and here again is charles osgood. >> osgood: as the world knows
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harry potter was a standout student at the hogwarts school of witch craft and wizardry but can his alter ego daniel radcliffe find success in business, on broadway? news anchor katie couric offers this sunday profile. >> you're a wizard. >> i'm a what? >> a wizard. >> this boy will be famous. there won't be a child who doesn't know his name. >> couric: the prophecy came true. >> it's just so incredible. all you have to do is turn around and wave. >> couric: now 21, daniel radcliffe's star just keeps getting brighter. >> you can just see the clip of radcliffe up there. >> couric: hogwarts' most famous graduate is ready to make some magic of another
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kind. ♪ for eternity >> couric: he's starring as j.pierpont finch in the 50th anniversary revival of how to succeed in business without really trying. are you nervous? i mean, a broadway musical? are you a natural song and dance man, daniel? >> no. i mean, i like singing. but dance took a lot of work. >> couric: really? >> i worked about a year-and-a-half with two dance teachers, one after the other, to get half decent. now hopefully i'll be able to surprise a few people. >> couric: can you do a move for me right now? >> no, i will make you pay for that. >> couric: the dancing shoes might be something new. but performing is old hat. ten years ago a blockbuster series of books inspired a big
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budget series of movies. and 11-year-old daniel radcliffe was tapped to play harry potter. >> that night i woke up in the middle of the night, ran into my parents' room at 2:00 a.m. and asked them if it was a dream. no, they said go back to bed. >> couric: with each new film and every red carpet appearance, the world watched as daniel grew up, myself included. that's a nice look. >> we only wear that, you know, only at halloween. >> couric: you probably don't allow me to wear it. am i going to have bad luck? >> possibly you may be cursed but only for a short while. >> couric: obviously your childhood was unconventional. >> yes. >> couric: do you feel as if you had one? do you feel at all robbed? >> no. >> couric: because of so much
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of your time being taken by these films? >> i don't feel in any way robbed because the thing is growing up on those sets you were still allowed to be a kid. you could get away with a lot more running around and playing games on a film set than you can at school. certainly. >> action! >> couric: his school was hogwarts and his classmates and teachers were the cast and crew around him. but unlike a number of child stars, daniel says his extracurricular activities have never included late night partying or wild nightclubs. >> horrible. horrendous noise. ridiculous rubbish. >> couric: (laughing) are you really 65? >> this is the jokes about me that people have on set. i'm an old man in a young man's shell. the last premiere was my ideal. i did the red carpet. i went inside. introduced the film. went off. i was at home by 10:30 with a bowl of sugar puffs watching
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television. i have never been happier. >> couric: wow. >> rock'n'roll. >> couric: like his character in the musical daniel is all business. >> i know all about that. he's in charge of plant systems and new departmental evaluation of the promotional post administration research (laughing). >> say, this is a smart one. i didn't even know we did all that. >> couric: but pierpont finch isn't his first grown-up role on broadway. in 2008 he starred in the macabre psychological thriller and stunned audiences with something you'll never see in a harry potter movie, a nude scene. was that terrifying or do you really have no fear? >> no, of course you have fear. i hate these actors that say, oh, god, being naked on stage
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is so liberating. oh, gosh, shut up. no, it's not. it's scary. it's terrifying. you know, i found it scary every night. >> couric: ben brantley wrote in the "new york times" a review the first line being the wizard has chosen wisely. >> thank you very much, mr. brantley. >> couric: this isn't the first time you've heard that. is it? >> yes, it is actually. i don't read the reviews. >> couric: ever? even the good ones. >> no, no, if you're going to read the good ones you have to read the bad ones. i certainly don't want to read the bad ones. i once went online and read things people were saying about me.... >> couric: that cured you of that? >> i mean,.... >> couric: it's an exercise in self-flaj lags. i highly recommend you don't google yourself. >> it is like opening a door into a room of people telling you how terrible you are. i did that once and won't do it again. >> couric: do you twitter or tweet? >> i don't twitter or tweet. i think twitter is a really
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strange thing because there are certain people in the world who are naturally epigrammatic and can say things very concisely and very brilliantly in a natural space and time. but i think they're a very small number of people. >> couric: off line daniel has been hanging on to every word spoken by veteran broadway director rob ashberg. >> the idea that unfolding into this helps with that a lot. >> couric: from their first meeting ashberg says he knew he had found the next finch. >> he is a great student and wants to do it well and wants to be the best he can. that's always easy to work with someone who has that kind of work ethic. >> couric: he'll be working eight shows a week. how do you like being in new york, daniel? are you enjoying it? >> it's amazing.
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>> couric: and living in his new home man at and with his mom and dad. >> it is great. people are just very, very chilled out over here. you don't get many people who are rushing up to you on the street. >> couric: well, at least in theory. >> it's actually nice to meet you, lexy. >> i would like to shake your hand on behalf of my daughter because she'll be thrilled. >> very nice to meet you. >> couric: what were you saying, you can walk around new york and no one bothers you. here, i'll do it. it's all right, daniel. all right. 1, 2, 3. kind of cute. >> thank you. >> the camera brings more attention. normally i wouldn't. >> couric: all eyes will be on him once more this summer with the release of the final harry potter film. but for daniel radcliffe, that book has already closed. >> i went like a child on the day we finished filming because it is like a family
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and has been like a family. and it's scary to have to go out into the real world. it feels like you're leaving the nest. but at the same time, you know, we always knew it would end. we can't just go on indefinitely filming harry potter films. >> couric: you could be a middle aged harry potter, daniel. >> i don't think i'd like that. i think i would go mad. i mean, i've loved every single second of harry potter. it's been... and everything that happens to me the rest of my life i owe to those films but, you know, i can now walk away from it. it's exciting in other ways because i feel it's given me the grounding in a career that people should only ever wish for. i want to make the most of the opportunity i've been given. >> couric: now with no wand and no magic spells, a boy wizard named harry potter is turning into a man named daniel radcliffe.
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afraid of making the wrong financial moves during these uncertain times? well, suze orman wrote the book on that. in fact many books. her latest is just out. money is the subject of our sunday morning commentary. >> while it is true i'm getting a little more optimistic as to what's happening in the economy, it's also true that your future rests on your shoulders and your shoulders alone. so there are certain things that you need to do, and there are other things that you must not do. so here are three mistakes you cannot afford to make. let's say you're out there and you lost your job and you have been trying and trying to find another job and you just can't do it. and you come up with this brilliant idea, you think to yourself, i know. i'm going to go back to school. i'll take out a student loan
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and afford either a 15-year or 30-year fixed rate mortgage. you also need to be able to afford the mortgage payment, property taxes, insurance, and maintenance. and you have to get a steal of a deal because real estate prices could continue down. you don't want to buy a home and have a loss on it. so make sure you do all of that. and last but not least, many of us are going to spend more years in retirement than we ever did working. don't make the mistake of thinking that you're going to retire when you are 59, 62. chances are you are not. perfect retirement age is 67. you can postpone until 70, that's even better. if you can wait and take social security until those ages as well, that's great. don't retire before your time. now you know the mistakes you can't afford to make. >> osgood: to be continued. join suze orman and
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the city bore the brunt of it all. this port city of more than a million people first was rocked much of it knocked down and then the cool current washed even more of it away. the tsunami hit 30 minutes after the quake. which was worse, the earthquake or the tsunami? tsunami. >> reporter: just imagine the power of the current of water that could do this, throw these cars and trucks and planes around as though they were pieces of paper. today this rescue worker surveyed the damage. it's hard to imagine the scale of it, he says. once there is water involved, it becomes a whole different story. a shockingly sad story of massive suffering and loss. the death toll rises daily within with so many people still missing and some remote villages still not reached, the number of dead surely will climb. survivors are suffering, cut off by mud, people trapped in this hospital signaled for
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help. rescue workers are racing to recover the dead, save those still trapped or stranded, and relieve the suffering. they're setting up shelters, handing out rations of water. the earthquake knocked the lights out of this city. the power is down. phones are off. water is not running. and this sunday morning, there is no end in sight. >> on course, folks. >> osgood: next, he's 100 years old. he rides a motorcycle too. but the real winner? human kind. life is really about questions and answers. this technology can help us get some of those answers. we're going to revolutionize many, many fields with this new capability: healthcare, government, finance, anywhere decision- making depends on deeper understanding of the huge wealth of information that's out there. i thought the game was the end...
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board cups in florida, these seniors are braving the cold to hit the slopes of northern michigan. >> ready. >> go get 'em. >> reporter: off they go. new knees, titanium hips, pacemaker and all members of the 70-plus ski club. >> we've all brought up children and taught them how to ski. we've taught our grandchildren how to ski and now the great grandchildren are coming to learn how to ski. >> reporter: some are in their 80s. when did you turn 90. >> yesterday. >> reporter: a few even in their 90s. and one, one skier who is 100 years old. lou batori, a miles an hour ak a miracle of nature. born in hungary and given his first pair of skis when he was ten. before there were ski lifts, before there were ski schools and before skis themselves
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became more than a couple of boards strapped to your feet, there was lou. >> and i have been wondering what ski school i attended. my answer is what flying school did the wright brothers attend? >> reporter: and lou is not only a skier, he's a competition skier. a downhill racer. >> lou with his usual smooth elegant style. >> reporter: he not only skis in the 70-plus club competition but also in national race events. sanctioned races for skiers have handicaps much like golf handicapped based on factors like age. lou is the oldest skier ever.
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>> happy to be able to also celebrate lou bato rismt oochlt... >> reporter: he's a celebrity at the annual get-together at the midwest chapter of the 70- plus club at nub's nob michigan. >> oh, my god, you're a young chick. >> reporter: he looks the part in his antique austrian hunting jacket. dancing to a waltz. everyone wants to know his secret of longevity. >> i like to ride a bicycle. a course of about 17 miles uphill. >> reporter: how often do you do that? >> i do it on a daily basis. >> reporter: how about drinking? >> i do drink. i still enjoy a martini. >> reporter: at an age when most have long since stopped
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driving, lou rolls on. with his wife judith at his side. >> we travel on a motorcycle. my wife likes to get on the motorcycle. >> reporter: his current driver's license is good until he's 106. he hasn't even considered giving up skiing. now a few years ago you broke your ankle. do you think about quitting then? >> oh, no. i never did. i had fractured my wrist several times. knees. both of them. left leg. fib i can't which i broke about two years ago. >> reporter: lou scoffs at the idea that he's an inspiration to anyone. how can i go home and sit on the couch and say i'm too old to do something when lou is hurdling down the mountain side? at the 70-plus awards ceremony
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he won a silver medal in the races which qualifies him for the national. he also won a gold medal in club competition where you had to like lou's chances. he's the only one in 100-plus division. off their skis they look like any other group of seniors. moving a bit more slowly and uncertainly these days beset by maladies of old age. but gliding down the slopes, they leave all that behind and are young again. >> it's a beautiful, sunny morning. i'm on the run and it's freshly groomed. sanity goes out the window. you just point the tips and let them run. >> osgood: correspondent bill geist. now to bob schieffer in washington for a look at what's ahead on face the nation. good morning, bob.
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>> schieffer: good morning, charles. well, we'll have the latest on what japan's prime minister is calling the worst crisis for his country since world war ii. >> osgood: thank you, bob, we'll be watching, of course. next week here on sunday morning, does chicken soup really work wonders? ♪ chicken soup >> osgood: the secrets of people who stay healthy. ♪ work, ♪ punching that clock from dusk till dawn ♪ ♪ countin' the days till friday night ♪ ♪ that's when all the conditions are right for a good time ♪ [ male announcer ] advanced technology that helps provide cleaner air, cleaner water, and helps make all of us more energy efficient is something the whole world can get in step with. [ static ] ♪ i need a good time [ male announcer ] ecomagination from ge. it's technology that makes the world work. ♪
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