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captioning made possible by johnson & johnson, where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations >> osgood: good morning. i'm charles osgood and this is sunday morning. it's been yet another worrisome week for the stock market during a summer that's made words like downgrade,
default and debt ceiling a part of our national conversation. but it's main street not wall street where president barack obama was focusing his attention this past week. this is where our anthony mason up with him and their conversation will be our sunday morning cover story. >> reporter: has washington turned out to be more of a contact sport than you thought it was going to be? >> i think that the truth is that politics in america has always been a contact sport. >> reporter: president obama finally escaped the nation's capital this past week to take a bus tour of the midwest. that's where we caught up with him. if you were a middle class voter out there right now, would you give yourself another term? >> well, i actually would because i believe that we've made good decisions. >> reporter: ahead this sunday morning, on a listening tour with the president as he gets an earful on the economy from americans in the heartland. >> osgood: most of us know ryan seacrest as the host of television's most watched show
american idol. but as our tracy smith discovered, that's just for openers. >> this is a american idol. >> reporter: ryan seacrest is host, producer, or sometimes both of some of the biggest shows on the air. and his goal is to make it all look easy. do you think everybody thinks they can do your job? >> i think so. maybe they can. i don't want to let them try it. >> reporter: later on sunday morning, a conversation with ryan seacrest. >> who gets to ask the questions? north me. this is not american idol. >> osgood: barbra streisand is a performer who needs no introduction doesn't really need the work. all the same this morning she'll explain to our bill whitaker why she's so intently focused on getting everything exactly the way she wants it. for her that's when it becomes nice and easy. ♪ what are you doing the rest of your life? ♪ >> reporter: barbra streisand
has had a number one album in five consecutive decades. now she's going for six. >> i don't even say that i'm retired. i think i could record for years to come. >> reporter: later on sunday morning,.... >> do you want to smell a fantastic rose? >> reporter: barbra streisand stops to smell the roses. >> osgood: a certain image probably comes to mind when you hear the expression pole dancing but as bill geist for someone in pole dancing it's all about making all the right moves. >> reporter: in the world of dance, this form of classic all american x-rated pole dancing has long held sway. but that's just one kind of pole dancing. we'll show you the other kind at the u.s. pole dance championships later on sunday morning. >> osgood: with rita braver we'll tour the new monument
honoring dr. martin luther king about to be unveiled in washington. mo rocca introduces us to a new breed of board games. we'll wonder the eternal question, why is this woman smiling? and more. but first the headlines for this sunday morning the 21st of august, 2011. the chief prosecutor of tehran now confirms that two americans arrested in 2009 while hikeing along the iran- iraq border had been sentenced to eight years in prison. shane bauer and josh fattal have already served more than two years on charges that include espionage. we'll have more on the sentencing of the two americans later on sunday morning. a rebel assault on libya's capital tripoli is underway. rebels say their force set out from the coastal city of zawiyah less than 20 miles away. the "new york times" is reporting that there are rumors embattled leader moammar qaddafi is preparing to flee. president obama now vacationing at martha's vineyard is being kept up on events. the charter boeing 737 crashed
yesterday afternoon en route to an airport in canada's arctic region. police say 12 of the 15 people aboard were killed. and yesterday was a deadly day for air shows. a stunt pilot was killed while doing maneuvers in kansas city. in new jersey a midair collision between two planes left one pilot dead. thousands of striking verizon workers will head back to work on tuesday ending a two-week strike. union leaders say with workers back on the job they will continue negotiations on company demands for contract give-backs. kenneth thompson, the lawyer for the woman accusing dominique strauss kahn, former chief of the international monetary fund, of sexual assault in his new york hotel room says he believes prosecutors are about to dismiss some or perhaps even all of the charges. thompson says he's been asked to meet with the prosecutors tomorrow. reality tv star kim kardashian and basketball pro chris
humphries were wed yesterday near santa barbara california. if you were not among the up vited do not despair. the ceremony will be seen in a four-hour long tv special in october. a market research firm is forecasting that sales of anti-aging creams will boom in the next few years from $80 billion yearly to $114 billion thanks to the aging of baby boomers. don't look at me. i'm too old to be a baby boomer. here's today's weather. storms in the plains and along the east coast. sunny and warm pretty much everywhere else. the days ahead will be milder in the northeast though the south will see more rain and heat. by week's end maybe tropical storm irene. >> mr. president, a pleasure to meet you. thank you for doing this.,,,,,,
>> osgood: president obama got an earful this past week from americans worried about the economy. during his three-state heartland bus tour, our anthony mason was invited to come along and now reports our sunday morning cover story. >> reporter: the road across the farm fields of middle america is a long way from washington and the white house. this past week, the presidential motorcade cut through the heartland. stopping in minnesota, iowa, and illinois-- three states
barack obama carried in the last election. but the faultering economy has made voters everywhere uneasy. >> please don't challenge us with more rules and regulations from washington d.c.. >> this is one of the most painful places i think our country has pen in decades or centuries. >> i don't think we should solve this debt crisis on the backs of the middle class. >> reporter: for three days the president traveled in the new black armored bus, commissioned for him by the secret service, and nicknamed ground force one. we caught up with him when it pulled over in illinois. how do you like your new bus? >> you know, the bus is terrific mainly because it allows me to get into places that otherwise we couldn't go. >> reporter: it has a slightly darth vader quality to it. >> i will say that in the front of the bus people can't see a thing. >> reporter: after the bruising battle to raise the debt ceiling, the president was eager to be seen out here.
mr. obama was about to escape on a ten-day vacation, but the economy's troubles have proved inescapable. this has been a scary summer for a lot of people. >> absolutely. >> reporter: the stock market, the economy is struggling. should congress be back in washington? should you be going on vacation? >> well, no, because i think if all we're doing is the same posturing that we saw before the debt limit vote, that's not going to encourage anybody. that's going to discourage people. and the reason i'm out here is to remind people what the expectation of the ordinary americans are in small towns like this and in big cities all across america, they are saying to their representatives stop playing the games and get something done. (train whistle) >> reporter: the road into atkinson illinois, population 1100, was lined with nearly as many american flags.
larry eckert who collects old glory had planted them for people awaiting the president's arrival. >> having an avenue of flags this long, you know, this is about two or three miles, it brings a lot of emotion back to me. it kind of jars them awake and makes them realize that, hey, this is a great country. >> reporter: when he stopped in atkinson wednesday, the president tried to reassure voters of that too. >> there's nothing wrong with our country right now. there is something wrong with our politics. >> reporter: at a town hall meeting in the warehouse of a seed corn company.... >> my question is about jobs. >> reporter: he got an earful about the economy. >> since the debt ceiling fiasco in washington, we have no consumer confidence after what has just happened. >> reporter: the employees were in the crowd. >> reporter: how do you feel
about the country right now, where we are? >> concerned. i mean our political process is scary. and the economy is kind of on edge. >> reporter: he voted for obama in the last election. parks and bowman voted for john mccain. what would you like to hear from the president right now? >> i'd love for him to say that, you know, our economy is going to blossom once again. >> i think there's a lot of people that are just tired of listening about what we need to do. they want to see something happen. they want to see the results of all this talk. >> reporter: when the town hall ended, we met with the president in a back corner of the wyffels warehouse. this past week your popularity hit a record low. what does that say to you? >> what it says to me is i'm the president of the united states. when people aren't happy with what's happening in washington, i'm going to be impacted just like congress is. you know, i completely understand that. we expected that. that frustrates people
understandably. you've got an unemployment rate that is still too high and an economy that is not growing fast enough. for me to argue, look, we've actually made the right decisions, things would have been much worse had we not made those decisions, that's not that satisfying if you don't have a job right now. i understand that. i expect to be judged a year from now on whether or not things have continued to get better. >> reporter: things did not get better this past week. august has been a month of anxiety on wall street. stocks have tumbled as renewed fears of another recession have frightened the market. >> i think the markets were reacting to the fact that the economy has not grown as quick as it needs to. there have been a lot of head winds. the european debt crisis. japan. high gas prices from the arab spring. and so if the economy is not growing faster than 2%, it means unemployment is not
coming down as quick as it needs to. what a lot folks are worried about is that the recovery that we have been on is stalling or not moving as quickly as it needs to. >> reporter: do you think we're in danger of another recession? >> i don't think we're in danger of another recession but we are in danger of not having a recovery that's fast enough to deal what is a genuine unemployment crisis for a whole lot of folks out there. that's why we need to be doing more. >> reporter: we have that already though, don't we? it seems to me the concern last week and the week before was that the market was saying we were closer to it than we thought and that in fact the markets themselves might cause consumers to pull back and tip us into a recession. >> what is absolutely true is confidence matters. we should not have had any kind of brinksmanship around the debt ceiling. i wish that the speaker had taken me up on the grand bargain to deal with our long- term debt and deficit. we still have the opportunity
to fix that. it's not too late. >> reporter: people look at washington and they think it's broken. at the point of being irreparable. do you think the damage... the process is irrepable. >> i don't think it's irrepable. keep in mind there have been times where congress was just as dysfunctional. there have been times where the country was full of vitriol in its politics. so this isn't unique to our time. >> reporter: the president will propose a new jobs and economic growth package after labor day. but with the 2012 presidential campaign already underway, is anyone going to want to play let's make a deal? the bad blood between democrats and republicans seems to haveen shrouded the capital in a kind of cold war chill. margaret thatcher famously said when gorbachev took power in russia, i can do business with this man. can you do business with the republican leadership. >> i absolutely can do
business with them. the issue is not whether i can do business with john boehner. the issue is if john boehner and i are able to come to an agreement, can he sell it among his fellow republicans inside the house of representatives. so far at least that's proven to be difficult. >> reporter: have you spoken to him since that deal fell through? >> i did speak to him obviously we had to get at least a deal done to avoid default which we did. but that's not good enough. >> reporter: was that relationship damaged because of the failure of that to work? >> you know, i it raises questions as i said as to whether the speaker is able to move his caucus to take tough decisions because i know that i'm willing at least to go to my party, go to my fellow democrats, and say to them, you know what? even if there's some things that you think aren't good short-term politics, this is good for the country. we should be willing to go ahead and find the kinds of common ground and compromise that allows us to move the
country forward. if that's happening on both sides, there's no reason why we can't solve problems. >> reporter: along the roads in minnesota, iowa and illinois and at the wyffels warehouse, mr. obama was given mostly a warm reception this past week. >> you have some appreciation for what he's going through but the reality is the same when he drove out of the building as it is when he drove into it. you know, we have a lot of issues. we have to figure out how to fix them. >> reporter: on the last day of his listening tour in gailsberg, illinois, the president made a surprise visit to the high school and used a break in football practice to give the silver streaks a pep talk on the importance of teamwork. >> football teaches you a lot about how to play as a team. obviously that's part of what we need as a country is everybody chipping in and playing as a team and being motivated and doing their best. >> reporter: it was just another speech, but as the
president surely knows when a team doesn't play together, the coach is usually the first to get fired. i'm looking at this football game behind you. has washington turned out to be more of a contact sport than you thought it was going to be? >> no, i think that the truth is that politics in america has always been a contact sport. it's not like i had a breeze campaigning to get to washington. >> i want to let you know of one thing. i am not disappointed in you like michele bachmann wants everyone to believe. >> thank you. i think you have to have a pretty thick skin to be president of the united states. out of necessity i read a lot of history these days. when you see what they said about jefferson and what they said about lincoln and what they said about some pretty good presidents, it makes you feel a little bit better. >> reporter: is your skin as thick as you thought it would be? >> thicker. thanks.
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years. she's never failed to draw a crowd. >> the enigmatic smile acts like a magnet to both art lovers and the curious. >> reporter: her visit to the united states in the early 1960s had folks lining up out the door. and the premise she was stolen during that visit provided a gag line for the 1990 movie "the freshman" which starred marlon brando as an all powerful crime boss and penelope miller as his daughter who shows off dad's ill gotten possession to a naive matthew broderick. >> what a job they did. >> job? >> copying job, yes. the little cracks and everything. >> oh, this isn't a copy. this is it. >> right. >> reporter: meanwhile back at the louvre, the mona lisa, the real one presumably, has hung the climate controlled security behind barring lar proof glass in a $6 million gallery since 2005.
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check this out. it is is called a checker board. no batteries required, no video, nothing digital. board games are back. more and more of us are on board including our mo rocca. >> reporter: if you're tired of life, sick of candy land, if you're bored with board games, you haven't been to gen- con. each year as many as 30,000 gamers crawl out of their basements and converge on indianapolis to roll, to play, even role play. up for a game of radis? how about pandemic? power grid, anyone? are there rolling blackouts? >> no, nothing like that. >> reporter: if these titles are new to you, that's because they're imports from europe. in the age of the video game
they reinvague rated board game sales. settlers of katan with players building rival colonies on a fictional island has sold 18 million copies. >> i can't bluff a computer. i can't see a computer's eyes and i can't, you know,... it's just not the same as playing with other people. >> reporter: robert directs marketing for settlers of catan. >> from my point of view in our world a lot of times we've lost a lot of our social interaction. we don't hang out, to use the phrase, at the corner club with our buddys from the block anymore. >> we play this game every sunday night. the family comes over and we play it. >> the best part of a board game over a video game is when you do win, you do get to see the frustration. >> sorry, guys. >> reporter: though video games still dominate the gaming market, they're not locked in mortal combat with board games. board games have on-line, even ipad versions, and vice versa.
yep, angry birds, the fly-away hit smart phone app is now a board game. video did not kill the board game. >> it did not. >> reporter: scott nicholson is a professor at syracuse university and an avid board gamer. >> if you actually look at the data from the last few years board games as a segment of the toy industry have continued to grow. now the size of the market is much smaller but because they're an investment. if i have this game and in ten years i can still play this game. we can play board games from 100 years ago. we would have a hard time playing a video game that was made 15 years ago if you went to your typical house, you couldn't even get it to hook up to the tv. >> reporter: nicholson points out that board games have been around for thousands of years. >> one of my favorite games is "go" which was a chinese board
game that's been around for a very long time. there's games that trace back to egypt. >> reporter: most of the classic board games today date from the early 20th century. >> the interesting thing about candy land is it was actually designed as a game during the time of polio to keep kids inside so they wouldn't go out and spread polio or catch it from other kids. in fact the early versions of candy lan show the kids throwing off crutches and other canes and things and entering a world of candy. it was an escapism game. >> reporter: be honest. is there any classic board game that you've come to hate. >> monopoly. >> reporter: really? >> yes. >> reporter: so what sets these new games apart? >> i'm fighting you for strawberries, and i'm going to eat my kiwi. >> reporter: by eating your kiw oochlt i what just happened. first, they're uncomplicated. piece of cake is easy as pie to learn. the goal is to collect the most slices of each variety of pie. i'm concerned about ted
getting all that kiwi but an emphasis on strategy instead of dumb luck... oh, i didn't mean to do that... makes for tough deliberation. i can't... i can't. >> make a decision. >> reporter: and they're quick. this whole game took how long to play? >> i think 0 to 45 minutes. once you know what you're doing, 15 to 30. >> reporter: it's a short game. >> yeah. >> reporter: another hallmark? they're non-elimination games. everyone stays in the whole time. >> you want to keep everything in... everybody in the game and having fun through the whole thing. >> i'm still in the game and i'm not having fun because i'm getting trounced. >> reporter: beth teaches at an elementary school outside of chicago. she says learning to be a good loser is important. >> there are times where a kid loses and they might naturally get upset. that's fair. they're kids. but we'll use that as an opportunity to step them through, you know, what are you feeling? why are you feeling that way? how can you problem solve this?
these are kids that kids need to learn to be successful at any age. >> reporter: do you not like playing board games with people for whom winning is everything. >> i'd say that's. someone who is uber competitive like that, that winning is most important thing. someone i'm probably not going to enjoy play ago game with because they won't be interested in.... >> reporter: i'm going to have to restrain myself. as a big fan of trivia games i knew i'd groove on bezer-whizer, a faster less random version of trivial pursuit. in the sound of music what was the last song written by oscar hammerstein. maybe i grooved a little too much. >> super cal.... >> reporter: that's mary pop pins. if you get this right i'll pick a bouquet for you. >> i don't know. >> reporter: it's edeilweiss.
>> how could i forget. >> reporter: learning to play well with others apparently is a lifelong listen. >> which old testament prophet is also revered in islam by the name of musa. >> reporter: part the waters. it's moses. sorry. is it ugly that i'm gloating? >> it really and truly is not very attractive. (laughing). >> osgood: next, justice served. ah yes. there it is. the "mystery spot". not a mammal in this household is willing to lay claim to its origin. we may never know. let that sink in, people. we may never know. but now? now is not the time for blame. now is the time for action.
>> osgood: not long ago we were told freedom might be almost at hand for those two american hikers who have been held in an iranian prison for more than two years. now it seems that's very much in doubt. we have this sunday journal from john blackstone. >> reporter: when shane bauer and josh fattal faced an iranian court last month hopes were raised their ordeal was nearing an end. iran's foreign minister hinted they could soon be released. but factions in the iranian leadership don't always agree says patrick, the washington institute for near east policy. >> the general rule of thumb in u.s.-iran relations is that the people who don't have any power in iran are interested in a deal with the united
states, and the people who go have power in iran are not. >> reporter: in july of 2009 fattal, bauer and sarah shourd were hiking in the largely peaceful kurdish region of iraq when they apparently strayed across the unmarked border in iran and were arrested and jailed. sarah shourd who was engaged to bauer was released last september for medical reasons. after payment of $500,000 bail. >> the most difficult thing i've ever had to do is leave prison without shane and josh. that day they were smiling, they were beaming. they were so happy for me. and they were so hopeful that they would soon follow me. >> reporter: but american efforts to win freedom for the two seemed only to have backfired, says patrick. >> the more effort that we devote, the more the iranian say, oh, goodie, we have ourselves a wonderful bargaining chip here. let's see what more we can get. >> potentially it's accomplishing nothing other than breaking our hearts and
the hearts of people all around the world. >> reporter: alex fattal is josh's brother. >> we're worried about them. we worry about them every second of the day. we need them home. >> reporter: their families have not been allowed to see the two imprisoned men for more than a year. >> you don't try to anticipate too far out. but you do hold hope very tight to your chest. >> reporter: josh's mother laura fattal says every day she writes a letter to her son. >> sometimes i just tell him very daily things that i do and then i try to always tell him how proud i am that he is doing well in prison, i hope, and that he should not worry, that he is going to see and smell and feel freedom very soon. >> reporter: there is one small hope for the two. some others held in iran have been released early, after receiving harsh sentences in court.
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profile. >> hi, kids. hi. i'm ryan. hey, what's happening. >> reporter: if you've ever wondered what the relentlessly upbeat ryan seacrest does in his down time, here's a clue. >> they're still normal kids. they have dreams just like the rest of the kids that i've met across the country. >> what are you doing, rebecca? >> i'm drawing a picture. >> reporter: when we met him last month, the busiest man in show business was making the rounds at children's hospital of philadelphia. where he had young patients smiling. and singing. if you'd like to vote for shala, please dial 1-866-idol. i mean that was the real deal. >> reporter: it's more than a photo op. seacrest is building the voice in as many hospitals as he can. >> hello children's hospital
of philadelphia. >> reporter: high tech tv radio studios. designed to give young patients something to take their minds off the business of fighting for their lives. >> even though this isn't really like a cure like getting my hair back when it falls out. it's something like a little thing to get you through the day and give you something to look forward to. >> we're a team. >> reporter: in fact it's become a highly emotional mission for entire seacrest family. mom conni, dad gary and sister meredith. >> honestly when we even walk through the hospital today just seeing the impact that it has on the children it's a distraction from what they're experiencing. >> reporter: at every encounter he makes it a point to introduce himself. >> lauren, it is ryan seacrest. >> reporter: but for ryan seacrest, introductions are hardly necessary. >> is it me? >> yes! >> this is american idol.
>> reporter: seacrest is the host of one of the biggest shows in history. >> the winner.... >> reporter: american idol. >> 2003 is reuben... ( cheers and applause ) >> it is ryan seacrest. >> reporter: he's also among other things the host of a top l.a. morning radio show. and co-host of cable tv's news. >> chris and reand a's record shattering surprise. >> reporter: all done in a smooth, cheerfully bland style. >> hi, everybody. i'm ryan seacrest coming to you from.... >> it is not my goal to be controversial. so in a way, yeah, i get up every day thinking vanilla. i have no issue with that. >> reporter: you get everyday thinking let's be vanilla. >> you know what i mean. i don't feel i have to push a button or create a headline or be controversial. i have no problem being considered just there. you know, you're just there.
>> reporter: you've donovan ill a pretty well. >> it goes with everything, right? >> jamie oliver is stirring the pot. >> reporter: these days everything includes an ambitious slate of projects he doesn't host. >> get out of our way. >> reporter: he's the executive producer and the driving force behind such reality tv hits as keeping up with the kardashians, the spin- off chloe and lamar and courtney and kim take new york. >> this is times square on new year's eve. >> reporter: yet there's more. every new year's eve seacrest is in times square. >> some of the biggest movie stars on the planet.... >> reporter: every oscar night he's a fixture on the red carpet. a multi-millionaire in perpetual motion. maybe more impressive still is that he started out about as far from hollywood as you can get. born on christmas eve in 1974, ryan john seacrest was raised in dunnwoody georgia the son
of an attorney and a homemaker. young ryan seemed an unlikely candidate for future stardom. now you also said that you were overweight as a kid? you talked about that. >> mom? what did you let me eat? >> he didn't eat what i packed. i packed him healthy lunches and he would trade it for cup cakes. >> reporter: that trade was eventually replaced by a passion for radio. he started on the air with a local station and then took it act to l.a. where his visibility grew. and after american mild ol premiered in to 02, ryan seacrest exploded. she's days food is still an issue in his life. seacrest is an investor in half a dozen restaurants. >> he's the best. you know, originally i just
wanted to get a reservation. >> reporter: including super chef thomas keller's in beverly hills. >> it's a little odd for a former fat kid to own restaurants. i mean it's like a former gambler owning a casino. >> dangerous, isn't it? yeah. well, you know, i don't always go in. the most fascinating on the menu and gouge myself in oil and butter. i like to order where you don't have to commit. you can order several things on the left side of the menu or you can taste a lot of different things without having to make too much of an commitment. the more bites, the more fun. >> reporter: there is a commitment sea rfer crest says he's serious about. his girlfriend actress and dancer julianne hough who also rose to fame on a tv talent show dancing with the stars. >> she's an amazing woman. someone that has completely made me a better person, has helped balance my life because
my life has been all work all the time. i have been for the first time say to go myself, wait, there are going to be units of your week and units of your day that are devoted to a relationship and not just work. >> reporter: you are a little teary. >> am i? >> reporter: yeah. >> that's because i'm in a hospital. there's a lot of kids and there's a lot of emotion here. >> reporter: is that what it is. >> maybe. >> reporter: maybe. >> i'm an emotional guy. i have a heart. >> reporter: you seem kind of unflappable. >> keep trying. keep going. you'll be able to get me. >> ready to do my presentation with seacrest. >> reporter: one thing seacrest says doesn't get to him is running jokes about his height and more. >> oprah winfrey announced she is is quitting the show in 2011. once oprah leaves the most powerful woman in tv is of course ryan seacrest. >> reporter: we have to talk about the jokes because you are the target of so many
kmeed kbrens. ... comedians? doesn't bother you? >> i am actually not bothered at all about being the butt of any jokes. >> reporter: at all. >> you have to have a sense of humor. >> reporter: even when it gets so prickally. there are so many gay jokes. how did that start? >> i don't know. i really don't know. i guess i've embraced any sort of fodder about me. maybe to a fault. but it doesn't bother me at all. >> and your host ryan seacrest. >> reporter: it doesn't really seem to matter. with a golden voice and a platinum business sense ryan seacrest will likely be smiling well into the future and looking for more. always more. >> i'm the type of individual that loves, i love to be busy. i'm better busy than doing one thing at a time. >> reporter: can you sit still and not do anything? >> i've only sat in one place. >> reporter: and you're miserable. >> i feel like i should do something.
>> free at last. free at last. thank god all mighty we are free at last. >> osgood: those words were spoken by the late dr. martin luther king jr. on august 28, 1963. exactly one week from today on the 48th anniversary of that speech, america honors the man behind it. an event, as rita braver now tells us, literally set in stone. >> reporter: it's been 27 years in the making. 27 years since the memorial to
dr. martin luther king jr. was envisioned. the first major memorial ever built on washington's national mall, dedicated to a man who was not a president. you are directly across the way from the jefferson.... >> looking right at the jefferson. >> reporter: and lincoln is.... >> directly behind us. >> reporter: and the washington monument? >> over to our left. >> reporter: harry johnson, president and ceo of the memorial foundation, says it's not about what job king had. but about his place in history. >> this is not a struggle for ourselves alone. it is a struggle to save the soul of america. >> here is a man who stood for some lofty goals and actually changeded america. that's why we built this memorial. >> reporter: johnson and others who led the drive to get the memorial built belonged to alpha phi alpha, the fraternity king joined while a graduate students at
boston university. >> the fraternity bailed him out of jail once or twice. >> reporter: getting the memorial built was a struggle in keeping with martin luther king's own story. the project had to be approved by congress. supporters wanted it built close to the mall where king led a quarter of a million people in the historic 1963 civil rights march. >> i have a dream today. >> reporter: but space on the mall is in high demand. it took a battle with the commission that decides where monuments can be built in washington to secure this four- acre site near the tidal basin. >> we persevered and actually had to come to them as you have to do and say here's why it can be done. it's where it can be done and here's how it should be done. >> reporter: in 1999 a design competition for the memorial was announced. >> we had an international
jury decide which would be the winning solution. >> reporter: it went to the roma design group from san francisco. the design a park setting with a major sculpture work in three sections. the first two looking like a mountain that has been split apart echoing the line from king's "i have a dream" speech. >> we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair.... >> reporter: and the third section is the stone of hope, a statue of king himself 28 feet tall. the man chosen to create all three pieces is le eh-shing. he holds the title of master sculpture in his native china where he did most of the work with a team of helpers. the works were then shipped to the u.s. in 159 pieces and resembled.
more than 1700 tons of granite in all. he says he tried to present king as an unveelding man of courage you can who fought to give people power. "dr. king belongs to the world", he says. he's a worldwide hero and his spirit is universal but like so much of king's life this sculpture has been a source of controversy with some critics charging the work makes him look too stern. it's based on the cover photo of king's autobiography. there's also some recentment that the job went to a sculptor from china. what do you say to those who say it should have gone to an american and preferably an african-american. >> i say something that dr. king talked about how you should judge a person. he said in his own words you should not judge a person by the color of his skin but by the content of his character. >> reporter: in fact though king is best known for his crusade to bring equality to
african-americans, the panel of historians that chose the quotation used on the memorial sculpture and 450-foot granite wall deliberately slegted words that apply to all people. >> i have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies. injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. >> reporter: nick benson, a third-generation stone carver and chrig rafer supervised by part of the project. >> i think those are some of the finest words i'll ever carve. >> reporter: a winner of the macarthur so-called genius grant for his so-called crafts ship benson created a new lettering style a font he calls the king. >> it really really had to be a bold, bold character in this large, large monument.
>> reporter: the mood here is one of serenity. >> another 155 cherry blossom trees so people will come and see them bloom. for other symbolisms as well. our address 1964 independence avenue. that's the year that president johnson signed the civil rights legislation. with dr. king standing over his right shoulder. >> reporter: was that a coincidence or did you ask for that? >> it just kind of worked out that way. >> reporter: paying for this was another challenge. while the government donated the land the foundation had to raise most of the money to build the memorial privately. $120 million. in yet another controversial move the king family reportedly charged the mlk foundation some $800,000 to license king's image and words for use on fund-raising
materials. neither the king family nor the foundation will comment on that now. the foundation saying it's time to celebrate dr. king's life. and it will be a celebration. the dedication is set for next sunday august 28, the 48th anniversary of the march on washington. the crowd could be even bigger this time. >> we're saying 250,000 but the number keeps growing. we think we could get up to 400,000. we're ready for them. the country is ready for them. martin luther king is ready for them. >> reporter: with members of the king family taking part and president barack obama set to speak here, it will be a day to reflect on how far the nation has journeyed since the days of martin luther king. >> we must come to see that
the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience. >> reporter: a journey that continues even today. >> osgood: coming up, the only and only barbra streisand ♪ what are you doing the rest of your life? ♪ >> osgood: later, pole watching with bill geist. ,,
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school wife, proud parents of a baby girl born may 15. and we want to take a moment to remember the remarkable career of our friend, award- winning producer of broadcasts, special events and documentaries here at cbs news. it was lane saw confront officials in the tianamen square protest. >> we think turning off the satellite transmission is a very serious prospect. >> osgood: we remember lane mostly for his ability to make us laugh even when things seemed to at their worst. he died of a heart attack friday at his home in hawaii. he was 67 years old.
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♪ for a snack like you ♪ to come into my life [ female announcer ] lean cuisine has snacks! like creamy cheesy spinach artichoke dip with warm pita. new from lean cuisine®. ♪ i love that face. that face, it just isn't fair ♪ >> osgood: the song is "that face." the voice and pictures provided by barbra streisand. the faces in question are those of some of her nearest and dearest. as for "that face," it's one of the tunes on her new album out this tuesday. and bill whitaker now tells us it's a lab of love. ♪ memories light the corners
of my mind ♪ >> reporter: that voice, so caressing, so familiar ♪ water colored memories >> reporter: so distintively barbra streisand. ♪ of the way we were >> reporter: she has serenaded us from broadway to hollywood selling more than 140 million albums along the way. is it hard to maintain your voice? >> you know, i don't worry about it. i never vocalize. >> reporter: you never vocalize as in you don't walk around.... >> scales, no. >> reporter: you don't sit at the piano and belt out some songs. >> no, no, i never sing in the shower either. it's like a gift that i can't even explain to you. when i love the music that i'm singing, it's just there for me.
i'm very lucky. >> reporter: call it luck. call it fate. call it her fans' good fortune. singing wasn't even her first career choice. >> i didn't necessarily want to be a singer. i did want to be an actress. >> reporter: not a singer? >> not particularly. i became a singer because i could never get work as an actress. >> reporter: this is barbra streisand's fallback job. ♪ say good-bye ♪ i had better say good night ♪ > as a singer, it seems she's done it all except perhaps for this. what matters most is an album devoted exclusively to the songs of husband and wife lyracist alan and marilynbergman.
♪ walk away >> this was a labor of love. it was pure joy. that's all i can say. >> reporter: thebergmans first met streisand in new york in the early '60s. a friend dragged them downtown to hear a new girl singer. >> i didn't want to be there. until she stepped out there. then she started to sing. i started to cry. >> she cried. >> reporter: do you remember what song it was that made you cry? >> she sang a leonard bernstein song called my name is barbra. ♪ my name is barbra >> reporter: you knew right off the bat that.... >> the world knew right off the bat. ♪ it's not how many times we
had ♪ > they've been friends and collaborators ever since. if you know barbra streisand's music, you know thebergmans. they have penned the words of some of her biggest hits spanning albums and movies. ♪ what matters most is that we love. that's all ♪ >> when we were doing yent ill, i would say she's alone, she's cut her hair and she should sing to her father. they come up with papa, can you hear me? ♪ papa, can you hear me? ♪ papa, can you see me? >> at least a year ago i askd them for all the rest of the songs i've never recorded. and the ones that i was really
drawn to, those are the ones i chose to sing for this album. it was easy. ♪ nice and easy does it >> reporter: how long have you lived here? >> since 1995. >> reporter: but barbra streisand never seems to take it entirely nice and easy. at least not when there are cameras around. >> you see this has given me side light which is not good. can you be a little bit more this way. it's too long. we have to cut this. >> reporter: her reputation for being somewhat controlling hasn't changed much over the years. >> can i just see the difference if you put that one light bulb on right there? come in closer on the back cameras. i think you're better in this camera because this is a little too far over. >> you would love to control this piece. >> absolutely. are you kidding. >> i'm a hands-on person. haven't you heard? >> i've heard. >> reporter: hands on with every detail of her new cd. even the liner notes. >> up until the last minute i was working on just the color of peach that i wanted some of
the pages to be. >> reporter: her hands are all over her malibu estate. she designd the buildings and the grounds and wrote a book about it. >> do you want to smell a fantastic rose? fragrant cloud. >> reporter: wow, that is beautiful. >> smelling roses is something she rarely has time to do. do you come here to relax? >> i come when i can. it's not enough time for me. >> reporter: she's been busy ♪ love soft as an easy chair ♪ >> reporter: she's earned two oscars, eight grammys and is the only performer to have a number-one album in five consecutive decades. so you might find this a bit surprising. >> this is the part where i say to you i'm lazy.
sure. i should go out and do all my new songs from my last couple of albums. but would i rather be home reading or writing something? probably. >> reporter: her creativity, she says, comes in spurts. work hard and then retreat to malibu with her husband actor james brolin to recharge. >> here we feel like we're always on vacation. it's a lovely feeling. ♪ what are you doing the rest of your life? ♪ ♪ north and south and east and west of your life ♪ >> reporter: do you like performing? >> not particularly, no. >> reporter: why not? >> i mean, i love the audience response and that feeling. but when you're performing and
people pay money, a lot of money for tickets, every aspect has to be... i don't want to use the word perfect because nothing is perfect. >> reporter: but you keep striving for it. >> i strive for excellence. >> reporter: in a way her drive for excellence came from her mother. >> my mother never really thought i could become anything. >> reporter: did she say that? >> well, she would tell me i'm too skinny. i'm, you know, my voice isn't strong enough or whatever her comments were. when she first saw me sing or act. but my point is i'm grateful to her for that. because in a sense it made me who i am. >> reporter: today at 69, barbra streisand is in the middle of one of her creative spurts. there's still so much to do. >> that's why i don't even say that i'm retired. i think i could record for years to come and direct movies.
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add up. >> reporter: i was going to leave you alone for this month and just spend it on my boat on my boat up in a mountain lake where ospreys soar and about i feel at peace but governor rick perry of texas possibly the nation's next president has shocked me out of my mountain refuse re. >> i'll take a pass on the federal reserve right at the moment to be real honest with you. >> a few days ago governor perry said in campaigning in iowa there would be something akin to treason for the head of the federal reserve board professor ben bernanke to print more money between now and election day. that said governor perry would only reduce the purchasing power of americans. now i like governor perry. i agree with him on almost every social issue. but may i respectfully offer him a lesson in economics. this economy is stuck in a cruelly slow recovery from a recession that started on bush 43's watch. mr. obama, a likable man, is trying to get the economy moving again.
chairman bernanke who has made many mistakes at the fed is also trying desperate measures to get the economy moving again. one of the measures that the fed is using is to increase the money supply or what governor perry would call printing money. typically this is a help,fof move although not latey. it's not a radical move. it's not anywhere near a treasonous move. it's not at all clear in an economy as weak as ours creating money would cause inflation. the idea is to make money cheaper so businesses will borrow and then invest. frankly once again it hasn't workd so far but it is an orthodox classic move. it's a move by a man chairman bernanke who wants to help this country recover. to call chairman bernanke a pate roll doing his best for his country treasonous is a serious mistake. governor perry is new to national politics. but he's in a way a star. i can see him some day in the oval office. i hope he'll get some
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york city. and the packed house witnessed phenomenal exhibitions of strength and agility. no g-strings, no pasties, no fistfuls of dollar bills. >> 1, 2, pop, pop, roll. >> reporter: many americans have poles in their own homes. soccer moms in new jersey are even pole dancing. >> you're going to walk around. you're going to kick. >> reporter: under the tutelage of johnna mink at exotic dance workshops. >> beautiful. give yourself a fluffy bunny rabbit with a big fluffy tail. >> reporter: she's a mother who teaches pole dancing, puts on private pole dancing parties and even sells poles. >> i've had a handful of mothers bring their daughters in to help them feel more sexy. whenever you're ready to sick, sick. beautiful. but most of the ladies that come in are moms coming in after they take the kids to
soccer or t-ball or whatever and come over for an hour class. every woman loves to feel sexy. very nice. beautiful. it builds up confidence and it just makes you feel great. >> reporter: pole dancing student miranda. >> of course i use it with my special someone once in a while. it's a lot of fun. >> you're going to take one leg to go up first. you're going to go tuck. >> reporter: at the new york pole dancing studio. >> one hand here, one hand here. >> reporter: global pole dance super star jeannenine butterfly, a past u.s. champion held an advanced pole dancing workshop. her class was saw struck. >> i like to think of myself as a pole mom. i like to mentor the girls. i'm definitely an innovative performance artist. i like to shock people but also enlighten them.
>> welcome, welcome, welcome to the 2011 u.s. pole dancing championship. >> reporter: where do you hold a pole dancing competition? we were surprised to find the u.s. championship at, of all places, a theater called symphony space, a venue more accustomed to hosting literacy readings, opera, lectures and jazz. the competition was held under the auspices of the u.s. pole dance federation. started by wendy trafficus and onna. >> this is more pole fitness. an art form. an athletic art form is what this is. >> you have to keep your clothes on. no talking to the audience. no vulgar music. no excessive booty shakying. >> reporter: this is the new pole dancing. but perhaps as the tip to the cap to the pole dancing pioneers for the compulsory round they kept the high heels
which range from five to eight inches. mila is is working her way up in this booming business. are you in the competition today? >> i am not. i am cleaning the pole after every girl performs. >> reporter: pole cleaner. a vocation we hadn't heard of. 11 glittering pole dancers competed in the top tier. the crowd cheering on the sultry contortionists. women who can hang upsidedown on a pole held aloft by the mere touch of a thigh surely cannot be the same species as me. the winner was natasha wang who we are formed a pole dance rendition of swan lake. no one tried to stuff a dollar bill between her feathers. and the u.s. pole dance championship looked like it
belonged at sympathy space. the performing arts center. ( cheers and applause ) >> osgood: another demanding assignment for our bill geist. and now to nora o'donnell in washington, substituting for bob schieffer on face the nation to tell us what we're facing today. good morning, nora. >> good morning, charlie. we'll talk with senator john mccain about the breaking news out of libya plus jobs and a debate on the economy and the 2012 presidential election. that's all coming up on "face the nation." >> osgood: thank you. we'll be watching. next week here on sunday morning. >> i wanted you to meet my dog. this is parker. >> osgood: lesley stahl hears the secrets of the dog whisperer. caesar milan.
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