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>> no kidding. and are we taking a live look at leport? >> we're leaving you with the opening bell. good morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday, may 18th, 2012. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. newly released evidence in the trayvon martin case brings some answers and some new questions. we'll speak with the lawyer for george zimmerman, the man who shot martin, and california governor jerry brown talks about taking on his state's $16 billion budget cries nsis in an interview you'll only see on "cbs this morning." facebook goes public this morning. what does the company do now to keep the investors happy. when i see you at 8:00, sacha baron cohen stops by studio 57. >> millions of tons of tsunami debris headed this way.
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is america ready for it? plus, we remember the queen of disco, donna summer. >> we begin with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> newly release video shows martin at a sanford, florida, 7-eleven buying skittles and iced tea police later found on his body. >> the guy on top in the black hoodie was throwing down blows on the guy. >> a photo showing zimmerman with a bloody nose and head on the night of the flight. >> he confronted him and he shot and killed trayvon martin. >> facebook founder mark zuckerberg could become the second richest man in the country. >> the stock, $38 for a single share. biggest ipo in this country's history. >> lawmakers in washington are eyeing a recent status update by one of facebook's co-founders. >> they say he's given up his citizenship to avoid paying
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taxes. >> he wants to defriend the united states of america. >> police have arrested a suspect in the series of deadly shootings that terrorized drivers across mississippi. >> police are still trying to unravel what triggered two outbreaks of gunfire that sent people running for cover in louisville, kentucky. >> quite the scene at coors field as a swarm of beans temporarily halted the rockies game. >> all of that -- >> that would have been quite something. >> you know jay is watching right now. he's watching every second. >> i'm too big for this show. >> let me tell you, that cat doesn't worry about anything than being too good looking. >> disco was king and donna summer was its queen. ♪
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>> all of that and more on "cbs this morning." captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." a special prosecutor has taken the evidence against the man accused of murdering trayvon martin and making it public. >> it includes nearly 200 pages of documents, photos, and audio record. mark strassmann has gone through it all. he has gone through the courthouse in sanford, florida. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica and charlie, and good morning to everyone across the west. the case has been so divisive from the start and the evidence file has something for everyone. it confirmed some details and revealed others leading up to the murky seconds before that final gunshot. in the surveillance video, trayvon martin has 20 minutes to
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live. he left the convenience store with skittles and iced tea. >> there's a black guy down that looks like she's been shot and he's dead. >> reporter: in this evidence file, details of the fatal fight are in public view. lying on the ground, martin's cell phone. paramedics found him lying on his stomach. the can of iced tea still cold in his sweatshirt pocket. they flipped over his body to perform cpr unsuccessfully for five minutes. >> they are doing mouth to mask. put him on the heart monitor. it showed no activity. >> reporter: the autopsy showed he was shot through the heart. gunpowder burns around his chest wound suggest that zimmerman shot him from no more than 18 inches away. the gunshot's trajectory was
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horizontal. diagrams note that martin was hurt in the fight. no eyewitness saw the shot but unidentified one the file calls witness six says he saw martin beating on zimmerman. >> and then the one guy on top in the black hoodie was pretty much just throwing down blows on the guy kind of mma style. >> reporter: officers say three times zimmerman refused to go to the hospital. an early sanford police report maintains the confrontation was ultimately avoidable by zimmerman. if zimmerman had remained in his vehicle and awaited the arrival of law enforcement. >> he could have drove away. he profiled trayvon martin. he pursued him. he confronted him. and he shot and killed trayvon martin. >> reporter: there is no one uh-huh moment in the file. impossible to identify with certainty, confusing, up for
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debate and remember the special prosecutor held back about 10% of this case because she thought the information was too sensitive for the public to know. >> mark, thank you. also in sanford is george zimmerman's attorney mark o'm a o'mara. good morning. >> good morning. >> the police have said that this incident was ultimately avoidable. do you agree with that? >> very hard to say right now. we only have partial discovery out. they are entitled to their opinion. we need to look at what all of the evidence says in one full picture. >> does it change your case? >> some of it is out. it helps focus me and my team. once we get the rest of the evidence we can wade through that and get discovery and depositions done and plan on what pretrial motions may be appropriate. >> how would you characterize what this evidence means to your argument and to your case? >> it is sort of important that not only my team but everybody wait until all of the evidence
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is out. looking at it piece meal has caused problems in the past with the case. i rather not comment on partial evidence. deal with it all once we have it in a courtroom. >> there is this question that has been since the beginning of the 911 call and who was calling for help. part of the evidence released, trayvon martin's father in the report says he doesn't believe it's the voice of his son. >> i understand that to be part of the evidence. it's going to have to be a lot of forensic workup done to see if we can throw light on that issue. i know that's an issue for a lot of people to consider. >> what would you say about it? i mean this in a general sense, the mental state of your client at this time? >> he's anxious to get the process moving. frustrated by the fact that he's basically living in hiding. his spirits are good. >> what's the biggest challenge for you in representing george zimmerman? >> doing it properly in a courtroom. there has been a groundswell of emotions on this case.
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some for mr. zimmerman and some against him. all of those opinions are incomplete or partial because i don't even know all of the evidence. my greatest concern is this case seemingly has already been tried in the media and public with completely incomplete information and i'm worried that people will have their minds made up and that they will react with incomplete information. >> mark o'mara, thank you. >> sure thing. biggest day ever atbo facebook. about half an hour ago, mark zuckerberg rang the nasdaq opening bell. at $38 a share, the social media giant is raising $16 billion in its initial public offering. in menlo park, california, they have been up in anticipation all morning.
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>> reporter: good morning across the west. here at facebook's silicon valley headquarters, this is a dawn of a day of riches. facebook ceo stands to become a billionaire several times over today and many early employees of the company will become multimillionaires. but just to prove that they are still in touch with their computer hacker roots, a large group of facebook employees spent all night here taking part in what they call a hack-a-thon. facebook set up a huge stage for a company tradition. an overnight computer engineering session. the message perhaps is that a company valued at more than $100 billion can't rest. facebook workers have their work cut out says cnet's paul sloan. >> challenge is not to get more users but find ways to get money off the many users they already have. >> reporter: facebook had revenue just over $1 billion in the first three months of 2012. 80% of its profits come from ads
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aimed at more than 900 million users. what does facebook know about those 900 million people? >> what does it not know? it's a goal mine. they haven't figured out how to change it into a cash machine. >> reporter: stock offering is more than a huge cash machine for facebook's early investors and employees. at the madera restaurant near menlo park, the restaurant fills up and the parking lot with expensive cars. the wealthy here aren't shy about spending says michael casey. >> to the degree that ipos can be a rising tied for many industries, we've benefited from that. >> reporter: the facebook wealthy will join plenty of others with money here. banks of the success of google and apple. it can all raise questions about a tech bubble. >> facebook is making money. facebook has a huge audience. it's been around eight years. this is not some fly by night
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operation. >> reporter: for a young company, facebook is already incredibly popular but anticipation over future profits that will drive strock trading today and whether or not an up or down day on the overall stock market it will be an historic day for facebook. republicans dug in their heels again over increasing the federal debt ceiling. many states across the nation have their own serious debt problem. >> california faces one of the worst. a $16 billion budget deficit. this week california's governor unfailed his plan to deal with it using a combination of spending cuts and tax hikes. california governor jerry brown is with us from sacramento. good morning, governor. >> good morning. >> when you look at california and you look at the ninth biggest economy but you also look at a state that mirrors problems not only around this country but around the world. people who want to cut spending but do not want to raise taxes. people who want to raise taxes
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but are restricted in whose spending they want to cut. what can the governor of california do? >> unlike the federal government, the state of california has the initiative process. and while last year i tried to get the legislature where they required two-thirds vote to let people vote on new taxes, i couldn't get that. i went to the people myself. i got over 1.5 million signatures so on the november ballot will be a proposal to raise income taxes on the very affluent and a slight quarter cent tax on everybody else. combined with that, we're making some very drastic cuts in almost every area of state government. so we are going to start living within our means, something that hasn't truly happened for the better part of 30 years. >> suppose they don't vote for this? what do you do then? >> this will be built into my
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budget that i hope to be able to sign by the end of june and that will be something called trigger cuts. so the people will either vote to bring in somewhere between 8 billion to 10 billion in new taxes principally from the most affluent people or they'll vote no and that will automatically impose some pretty drastic cuts because one way or the other, we got to balance our budget. >> so to understand you, if they don't vote for the tax hike, there will be automatic cuts that will be deep. austerity budget that no one has seen in california in a while. >> that's exactly right. the reason we have to have trigger cuts is that we have to have a budget that is truly balanced. that's just the way it's got to be. the people do get to make a choice. i'm going to campaign hard for the yes vote. one way or another, we are putting our books in balance. >> you predicted early in january that the budget deficit
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would be only $9 billion. what happened? >> very simple. we're not fortune tellers. the economy didn't generate about 3 billion i thought it would. in addition to that, we got federal courts who blocked billions in cuts that i'm proposing and then we have the national administration that has not yet given us waivers on medicaid cuts that i proposed. >> you're relying on people giving you more tax revenue and you are relying on them giving you more tax revenue because of the fear of the automatic cuts which will go right to the bone. government is a nurse, teacher, highway patrolman, someone working in a mental hospital, when we cut, that's where we cut. that's why you are in terms of philosophy of the moment. >> where we are is you have to live within your means. it's a day of reckoning. government does a lot of good things. when it does more good things than it has money to pay for them, it becomes a bad.
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we're going to have to cut some good in order to avoid some bad. and that's called putting our fiscal house in order. it's not easy. last several governors have faced difficulty in achieving that. i feel at this stage of my life, this is what i've been called upon to do and god willing i'm going to do it. >> what's the argument you make to the people who believe that you were a governor that would not be cutting not only what they expected to cut in terms of what government does but also cutting the ability of california to be competitive in the future. >> if you don't have it, there's an old latin phrase, no man gives what he does not have. california doesn't have the money that people who expect it to spend. so this is a matter of just putting both sides of the equation in balance. that's what it is. if you live in unbalanced life,
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you pay. i don't think people ultimately when they understand the facts want imbalance. they like sustainability over time. that's what i'm bringing. >> you have put everything on this ballot. >> they say no, we'll have more cuts. say yes, fewer cuts. either way, california is growing. this is not europe. we're not the european society with its regimes and economy and social structure. we're entrepreneurial and innovative and people are still coming here. they invented facebook here. not in texas, not in arizona, not in manhattan and certainly not under the white house or the congress. this is still the wild west and we're going to prove to the rest of this country and the world that we know how to do it. >> facebook was invented in cambridge, massachusetts.
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>> well, this is where they are. they might be do a bit in laboratory but they learned fast to get on a plane to california where all of the other innovative people are and that environment and that laboratory is creativity and then you get stuff done. >> they do live in silicon valley now. that's for sure. let's assume this fails and the people say governor brown, we listened to you, sorry, we don't think raising taxes and cutting is the way to go. we believe it's only cutting which is what you told us. how will that be different than what republicans want to do now? >> that would be a more republican idea. we're a democracy. i made a proposal. there's more than one way to skin a cat. many roads to calcutta. we'll take whatever one will get us there. >> that's the jerry brown attitude. there is also this. suppose a voter comes up to you
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and says, listen, governor brown, i hear you loud and clear. you have a project that's near and dear to you which is $100 billion high speed railroad. why not make a decision to not commit to that project because that's the kind of spending california cannot afford. >> well, you can say the same about fixing our roads and expanding our airports and ports and you got to build to accommodate the growth. the high-speed rail over the next 40 years, won't be 100, we can bring it in for a lot less than that. that will be half of the price of building new and expand airports and new and expanded freeways. >> they would say is it more important to invest in high-speed railroad or education. you say we have to cut education. why not cut your railroad. these are hard choice that have to be made. >> i'll also propose a $14 billion water project to make sure we have a reliable water
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supply. we're also investing tens of billions of dollars by the private utilities in moving to renewable sources of electricity. california is not stopping. we're not some tired country in europe. we're a buoyant society that will discipline itself on a daily basis but on the long-term it will plant the seeds of growth. >> how big a bet is this for you? >> how big a bet? >> yes. in other words, your future and your reputation is on getting this bill passed? >> i don't have that much of a future. i got more of a past than a future. i'm not betting anything. i am coming to work every day. i am enjoying the hell out of it. i'm going to do the best i can. whatever way the people go, i'm going with them. >> thank you for this opportunity to talk with you. thanks. >> governor jerry brown,,,,
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>> good morning. 70 6:00 a.m., we want to get you caught up with bay area had lives. all things facebook today. mark zuckerberg were his trademark hoodie to ring the opening bell by remote control about an hour ago. the stock goes on sale at 8:00 a.m. pacific time. city of san jose once again cleaning up homeless camps. a recent fire and complaints about crime led to that decision. and construction could begin this summer on a tribal casino project in sonoma county. governor jerry brown has signed off on a casino. federal,,,,,,,,
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>> good morning. we're following a couple accidents to read some pretty slow traffic southbound 101. an accident clear to the right- hand shoulder but you could see it is to end up through san mateo. and another one in the east bay southbound 880. an accident there, very slow past the accident scene all the way near highway 22. that is traffic, here's lawrence with your forecast. >> we have sunshine outside for today, it looks like it will be a beautiful day out there as we are expecting mostly sunny skies, all day long. temperatures a little cool in spots. members in the '40's and '50's right now but by the afternoon, not on tuesday the wind like we had yesterday. temperatures warming up nicely. at 60s and if you seventies in
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>> our good friend chris matthews on msnbc, does hardball. he's on "jeopardy!" the other day. he got his ass kicked on "jeopardy!." he got so many facts wrong that today he was offered a job at fox news. that's good to see. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> a 4.8 magnitude earthquake shook tokyo this morning. no reports of damage and no tsunami warnings were issued. the tsunami hit that japan knocked tons of debris into the ocean and much of it is headed this way. government scientists are telling congress to prepare for a potential disaster.
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>> reporter: from a harley davidson motorcycle to barrels of chemicals, tsunami debris is already washing ashore on the west coast. in march, the u.s. coast guard had to sink a 160-foot fishing vessel that had floated all of the way from japan. >> many people said we wouldn't see any of this impact until 2013 or 2014. >> what we're hearing is it's here. how do we deal with it? >> reporter: at a hearing thursday, senators from western states grilled a top u.s. environmental official. they want eed to know how his agency is going to deal with the field of trash headed this way quicker than expected. >> we do not have the funds to mount a cleanup especially in areas as remote as alaska. >> david kennedy is with noaa, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration. he says it's not clear whether all 1.5 million tons of debris
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will make it across the pacific. >> how much of that is going to be floating and available to come ashore? we don't have a clue. >> reporter: another thing no one seems to know is how the debris field will affect marine life. fishing is a multibillion dollar industry in the pacific northwest. >> what you're most worried about is that it will affect your economy. >> reporter: senator maria cantwell of washington state wants to know who is going to coordinate the cleanup of potentially hazardous trash. >> we want to plan to see exactly how they're going to deal with it. >> reporter: it won't be cheap. the cost to remove one small sail boat that washed up was $1.2 million. nancy cordes, washington. good morning. >> good morning. >> how bad is this? some way it's worse than exxon
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valdez. >> the people are saying that are really talking about the geographic extent of it and tonnage of it. oil floats so it's not that hard to imagine this 1.5 million tons of debris is really heavier than that. is it a serious issue? it's a serious issue. exxon was concentrated in a small area. impacts of exxon in that small area were very much greater. >> the danger comes from toxicity and not from radioactivity, correct? >> that's right. the shipping boat that was just sunk, scientists got on that boat. they looked at radioactivity and it was background level. it was normal. i'm not particularly worried about radioactivity but toxicity is a real issue. >> what specifically are you worried about in terms of toxicity? is it gas? is it oil? >> it's hard to know. basically think about everything in your garage and now imagine that dumping in the ocean. and some of it is going to make it out here intact. a barrel might contain something. if it is punctured it would have
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been diluted by now. that's what i think people are worried about is it showing up on a beach. >> put that in perspective for us. how much garbage was already floating out there that this now added to? >> well, that's what's really interesting about this. it's great that people are concerned about this one particular issue but to put it in perspective, there's probably over a hundred million tons of garbage basically floating in the pacific ocean alone. this represents 1.5% of what's out there. >> how do you clean it up? >> that's a big question. probably two things. the first is you have to stop stuff getting in. 80% of what we find in the ocean comes from land, not from ships. so you've got to stop it going in particularly single use items. single use plastics. some cities try to ban it. it creates people who want it and that's the problem. and then there are new ideas out there to scoop some of it up and make things out of it or convert
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it back into fuel but that's always going to be a miniscule portion of the budget. the main thing is don't let single use plastics get in the ocean. >> how do you clean it up and how long does it take? >> once it's there, to be honest, most of it is going to stay there. people think this garbage stays around like an island. if it was an island, we could get it. it breaks down into almost mi o microscopic particles. bait fish have plastic in their stomach that makes its way up the food chain. once it is in, you have to wade it out which is a long, long time. hundreds of years. best solution, prevent it from going in in the first place. >> thank you so much. >> thank you, charlie. tributes to donna summer are pouring in. quincy jones says her voice was heartbeat and soundtrack of a
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decade. we'll look back at the hits that helped define the '70s and the woman behind it. you're watching "cbs this morning." ♪
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♪ >> you can't help but move. >> closely identified with one musical genera as donna summer dying yesterday of cancer in naples, florida. >> she pushed disco music in the mainstream. anthony mason looks back at the
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woman known as the queen of disco. >> reporter: when donna summer was writing her breakthrough hit in 1975, all she had was the title, love to love you, baby. >> i didn't have that many words. >> reporter: those sexy oohs by a singer with a strict christian upbringing, had the song banned by some radio stations. >> i want to be known for my ability and not sexuality. >> reporter: the song made summer an international star. disco was king and she would forever be its queen. as she told "cbs sunday morning" in 2008. >> i've been queen long enough. i would like to be an efrp ras.
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>> she started singing in church where god spoke to her one day. >> god said i'm going to be famous. they thought i was insane. that's okay. i had the last laugh. >> reporter: she scored 14 top ten hits in her career and sold more than 100 million records worldwide. in 1978, her song for the disco film "thank god it's friday" would come her signature tune. ♪ let's dance >> reporter: and win her the first of five grammys. >> who can forget "last dance." always the last song they played every night before the club would close. >> harry wayne casey leads the disco group ck and the sunshine band. >> i miss her.
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i love her. >> i think that some of the songs are a great source of joy for people. i think that period in for >> mostly clear around the bay area, looking good as we set sail to the weekend. a lot of sunshine coming away. cool in spots with '40's and 50's outside, not as windy.
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breezy along the coastline and it looks like towards the afternoon high-pressure cranking the temperatures up to the seventies and low '80s. sixties and seventies you may think it's a little strange but doctors say >> doctors say you should wear sunglasses even on a cloudy day. why? we'll show you on "healthwatch" on "cbs this morning." ♪ ♪ i wear my sunglasses at night so i can ♪ i want healthy skin for life.
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in a new ad that just came out, president obama calls mitt romney's former firm bain capital a vampire. now they are demanding a movie about bain capital. oh, so sexy. we're going to have a dictator with us this morning, at least he plays one. in a very funny new movie. >> sacha baron cohen, and now admiral general aladean will be here in studio 57. before we get to that it's time for this morning's "healthwatch." here's dr. holly phillips. >> good morning. in today's "healthwatch," sun protection for your eyes. with sunny days ahead, most know
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to slather on sunscreen to protect our skin, but you also need to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes. according to a new study, more than a quarter of adults and almost half of all children don't wear them. without sunglasses, ultraviolet rays can penetrate and damage the eyes. this can cause short-term problems like swollen, bloodshot or sensitive eyes and over time, too much sun can cause more serious conditions such as cataracts, cancer and macular degeneration. while everybody's at risk, some actors can increase your uv exposure. having light eyes, being at a high altitude or close to the e equator and being outside in the middle of the day. experts say sunglasses that block uva and uvb rays offer the best protection and should be worn even on cloudy days. whether it's overcast or sunny outside, you'll be made in the shade because sometimes what you can't see can hurt you. i'm dr. holly phillips.
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do you see that guy fall? last night our cbs station in new jersey was doing a live shot. that guy falls out of a window. gets up, goes inside. yeah. a little tv appearance and back to whatever else is going on. >> probably hurting today, though. >> it looked like it could have been a little painful. let's go to gayle. she's in the control room. what's up next? >> i want to know what was going on in that room? that's what i would like to know. hello, you two. his parent wanted him to be a lawyer but sacha baron cohen had other ideas. he went on to create phenomenons. today he's live in studio 57. his latest creation is called "the dictator." once upon a time there was a royal palace housing king george iii. his kitchen went untouched until now. mark phillips takes us inside the extraordinary restoration. and hugh dancy is starring in "hysteria."
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>> hello everyone in good morning. it is 756 a m and we want to get you caught up with bay area headlines. we begin with the story of the day. the big ipo for facebook. the stock goes on sale in a matter of minutes. seo mark zuckerberg rang the opening bell an hour and a half ago from their menlo park headquarters. look all those employees. a lot of money going on there. shares starting at $38 under the symbol best be. the news is not so good for hewlett-packard as they prepare to cut 30,000 jobs according to bloomberg. meg whitman who has been the ceo for eight months has indicated
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>> good morning, this is a live look over 80 through oakland. the drive time definitely in the red as you get past the coliseum because of a accidents, southbound 880. they had issued a traffic alert with the last few minutes and reopened all lanes but it is slow and continues to be slow all the way too high with 92. a new problem southbound 680. three lanes blocked from warm up creek. >> lots of sunshine out there. cool in spots. mostly clear skies. looking to mt. diablo. the win has calmed down quite a bit. temperatures in the '40's and 50's. looking at great whether this afternoon. breezy along the coast. seventies and low '80s inland.
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♪ i think the longer we just sit here, the more uncomfortable it will make jay. >> he's getting a live feed in a satellite truck right now. he's watching every second. dave looks unhappy. he's going to pack it in soon. >> you -- >> little double teaming on david letterman last night with conan o'brien. i think jay leno has a good sense of humor. >> but they are talking about it more now on the air. >> i'm noticing that. how are you? >> i'm good. throat problem. >> do you feel as bad as -- you
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don't sound terrible but we can tell. >> i feel great. >> you look good, too. it's 8:00, welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. >> you are? >> charlie rose, with erica hill. one small step for man but one giant leap for the privatization of space. tomorrow morning a company called spacex plans to launch a rocket headed for the international space station. >> it is loaded with cargo, groceries for the most part, and astro physic neil de grasse tyson is director of the planetarium in new york and author of by the way, "space chronicles facing the ultimate frontier." hello, to you. >> great to be back here. >> your very spacey tie. >> got to go with the tie thing. >> i'm thinking tomorrow, neil, you're going to be doing the happy dance at your house, are you not? >> i think it's a long, overdue event that the participation of private launches of our frontier in space is under way. >> what's happening? when they say they're taking groceries what does that mean and how are they getting there? >> previously we got to the
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space station with the space shuttle that had a cargo bay as well as four, five, six, seven astronauts and you don't really need the astronauts if you're just going to be delivering supplies. so spacex, the company founded by elon musk, who created the -- tesla -- that's how he got rich. >> the car. >> famous for saying how do you make a small fortune in space? start with a big fortune. it's not obvious at all this will reap huge money for him but it's an important first step in getting private enterprise to participate in the sort of the routine activities that nasa, in my judgment, really shouldn't be doing. we should reserve nasa for advancing the frontier, part of what its charter established for itself in 1958. >> there's been criticize for that about neil armstrong and other astronauts who have said that perhaps this isn't the best route, and actually recently scott pelley on "60 minutes" spoke with elon musk about that. >> i was very sad to see that, because those guys are, yeah,
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you know those guys are heros of mine, so it's really tough. i wish they would come and visit and see the hardware that we're doing here and i think that would change their mind. >> they inspired you to do this, didn't they? >> yes. >> and to see them casting stones in your direction? >> difficult. >> that was -- >> wow. >> asking specifically about their concerns over the safety of things like commercial space flights. >> yeah. of course, you know, if you're doing something you haven't done before, there could be accidents but that's why you test things. in this particular launch, the falcon 9 is designed just for cargo, not for people, but spacex is in competition for bringing people to the space station as well. and nasa is -- has several contractors competing for that birth. so you would want to test it and make sure. if there's anything that shouldn't be dangerous, it's
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getting to low earth orbit where we've been going since 1961. yeah, it's dangerous, but still you test it and it works and you do it and it's cheaper because the private enterprise, as we know, in a capitalist system, cares about profits and they know how to do it cheaper, better, faster. the postal service doesn't use their own airplanes to move mail. they buy space on cargo from a commercial carrier. >> they have the resources to do it? >> oh, yes. >> and if they do -- >> inventing them if they don't. that's the good part. >> and if they do it, it's the first step to manned flight? >> so the next phase is something called the dragon, which is a -- the dragon? the next sort of generation spacecraft that will carry humans to the space station and nasa just pays for that. we're already paying to hitch a ride with the russians. hitch is a free ride. we're paying hundreds of millions to take a seat with the russians to get the same thing done. so let's go for it.
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>> do you think this is going to work? >> yeah. i don't see why not. i mean, you know, it's hard because the space station is moving 17,000 miles an hour and it's got to catch up with it and dock accurately and it's hard enough to parallel park on earth, so this is a delicate thing but it's not something that's never been done before. >> the late walter cronkite always wanted to go up in space. do you? >> had here's the thing if you shrink the earth down
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♪ sacha baron cohen is the one man cinematic machine whose movies have grossed over $800 million. wow. the actor and writer has offended people all across the political spectrum and the entire country, the whole country of kazakhstan with his outrageously brilliant, hilarious, very funny characters. >> boo-yah. >> i love your hat. >> i would love to become a professional whistler. i'm pretty amazing at it now. >> want to get like even better and make my living out of it. >> nascar has gone french. >> i am coming for you, ricky
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bobby. >> i am here with my main man, his name newt gingrich. >> the most important tv fashion show in any german speaking country, apart from germany. >> may the good lord smile on you. >> ladies and gentlemen, borat. >> we support your war of terror. >> we must keep on with the nato mission and bring him to justice. ♪ >> i made that up. >> that last clip is from "the dictator" where he plays a delusional tyrant starting a new life in america. we're pleased to have sacha baron cohen in studio 57. how are you? >> hello. >> is the secret to this, with these characters you can do the most outrageous things, and take the most outrageous risks?
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>> yes. there's a freedom in playing these, you know, extreme characters, but, you know, you're not just being outrageous for the sake of it. in "borat" and "bruno" and "the alley g show," the first aim is to be as funny as you can but occasionally, we end up uncovering some unpleasant truths and people end up really opening up. >> exactly. >> behind all the madness is truth. >> yes. your friends say, the friends who know you well, say you've always since the time you were a little kid had no chutzpah -- you had put chutzpah and no fear. nothing scares you? >> no. i think, you know -- listen, there's been things that i've done in "borat" and "bruno" where you're going into a scene and you know there's a chance you'll get injured, you know, for example, in the cage fight in bru"bruno" with this 1200 ve angry people in there and i'm bound to sort of make out with
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the guy and there's going to be a riot and i know there's going to be a riot. it's not that i'm not scared. i am scared. i'm able to overcome the fear. that's what i'm good at. >> where do the characters come from, like most recent t"the dictato dictator". >> the inspiration for t"the dictator" was colonel gadhafi. >> oh. >> it's a mixture of various different characters and an old face of a character. colonel gadhafi was the most absurd of the dictators, obviously vicious but would dress unintentionally like a 65-year-old woman, often broke wind during interviews with the bbc. >> yes. >> had 15 guards who protected him at all times, very few who remained -- coming up with mohammed al fayed, the father of dodie, who knew gadhafi and i said did you ever have any interaction with him.
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he said before the days of viagra, he said i used to supply him with genital suppositories so he could extend his sexual performance. gadhafi would send someone to al fayed every three months for these special sue pos tors in the pre-viagra days. >> so he could do what again? >> these dictators, the one thing that links them together is they have many women. the most powerful man in the world do, he gets women. parties -- don't want to talk about it. >> we definitely get the joke. do you ever wonder or ever worry about offending someone or do you just think, look, people it's a joke, just stay with me please? does that ever cross your mind? >> not really. i mean the idea is that, you know, comedy should be free, you know. and, you know, to single out a particular group and say, we can't make a joke about them is almost a form of prejudice, you know.
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it's kind of pat pay tronnizing. >> this is the first time i've seen you not in character. >> me too. >> because? other than the fact that we asked, because we wanted to see you -- >> it's a different kind of movie. this movie i'm not undercover, it's not with real people, it's not a documentary. it's a story, it's a kind of, you know, if you imagine colonel gadhafi, you know, out of power and working in a vegan health food store in brooklyn, that's the kind of thing. so in order to convey that. >> your mother and dad wanted you to go to cambridge and law school. >> they must be proud. >> are they surprised about anything that has come out of your movie career? >> i did go to cambridge and ended up not going to law school. when i grew up in london, you know, in the suburb of london, there were no sort of people who went to hollywood and started making movies. when i told my parents i wanted to become an actor they assumed it was a live performance. >> didn't know anybody in television. >> exactly.
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>> seems absurd and -- >> but you gave yourself five years to make it. why five years? how did you come up with five? >> five years to make enough money to kind of feed myself, you know. that was it. and at the end of five years, actually, i landed the job as, you know, playing this reporter which i had made up the character of ali g. >> what you do in character is not unlike some of the things you would do in which you would take on character to get admitted to things even at cambridge, and to back stage and into theaters to do things? >> yes. >> pose as a waiter or as part of a crew? >> yes. well listen, at cambridge, the thing about it is, because i didn't work very hard, i was mainly acting, one of the things i had to realize is how to fake it, my way through university. there was training there. >> you've had some great writers who not only are writers but actors like seth rogen and jonah hill have written with you? >> yes. well seth rogen, who's obviously
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a brilliant talent, he works with his partner evan goldberg who produces his movies. we didn't have enough money on the ali g show to pay for both of them. i said we're just going to shoot you, seth. he said no, i go everywhere with my partner. all right. you have to come on the road with us and share a bed and you're going to have to share a way. they said fine. the two guys would write in their underpants in bed with like a laptop, you know, 15 beers around. >> i'm thinking that kind of works for you. i have to say i met your wife at a book party, she is so lovely, isla, and i'm thinking somebody's partner really shows the type of person that they are, is where i'm going with this. she's so lovely, such a doll, you cannot be possibly obnoxious at home? you can't be? >> i try to be. i try to be. >> no, no, no. how do you see yourself as a husband and a dad? you've got two lovely children. >> well i -- >> i'm curious about what you're like? >> i try to keep my private life
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separate. >> yeah. >> you know. >> the more outrageous you can be in public. >> exactly. i try to be -- >> do you know the next character? >> the next thing i'm probably doing is freddie mercury and then i'm doing -- i'm working in england with russell crowe and hugh jackman. with the director of "the king's speech." i'm starting that monday. >> this is live so i know we have to go, but what would you have done if somebody had walked up and thrown some ashes on you during this live broadcast, would you have thought that was funny? >> dends if they were actual ashes. with ryan seacrest -- >> yeah. >> with ryan seacrest it was a bit of flour and i sent him a new jacket afterwards, it had a little label inside made by child slave labor. >> we have to go, unfortunately. thank you for coming. >> thank you for having me. >> sacha baron cohen great to have you here.
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to honor the memory of our fallen heroes. cbs cares. >> time for some news headlines. any moment now you will be able to buy a piece of facebook. stocks were said to be treated less than half an hour ago but there is an unspecified delay. mark zuckerberg rang the opening bell from the company's menlo park headquarters. officers are investigating a deadly crash in berkeley this morning. a woman is dead in a child and demand are in the hospital after their car slammed into a tree. no word on their relationship or how the crash happened. the fate of a former presidential candidate is in the hands of a jury. jurors are deliberating the corruption trial of john edwards who faces up to 30 year,
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>> we will start you off with a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza where things are not too bad. we had a stall on the upper deck for a while but the lights remain on and everything is open so it is only slightly backed up to the end of the parking lot. the nimitz and through oakland, the spot by the coliseum looks ok but if your going southbound,
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still pretty slow down towards highway 92. we still see some speeds below 25 m.p.h.. >> it is looking good on friday, a lot of sunshine coming our way. clear to the coastline and it looks like things warm up nicely. mostly sunny skies with the temperatures 49 degrees in san rafael, 54 in napa valley. this afternoon those winds will calm down making for a much nicer day outside. almost 70 in oakland, 78 in concord. the weekend is looking great with high pressure building in overhead and temperatures soaring to the mid-80s in the warm response. pliny's of '60s and '70s around the bay.
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♪ ♪ on the radio ♪ on the radio ♪ on the radio no mobile cam, san francisco. >> and my favorite donna summer song "macarthur park." you tharts thinking about all the music she's done, i remember that, i remember that. >> i was thinking that earlier, he said anthony mason looking back, you keep hearing, forget about that. >> i liked her. >> welcome back to c"cbs this mornin morning", talking about queen elizabeth's diamond jubilee, a year-long celebration, it reaches its peak next month. >> the queen represents a dynasty that goes back nearly nine and a half centuries. mark phillips found out a few things about one of her
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ancestors by going through his old home. >> this is a jubilee year, in which everything royal is being celebrated, 60 years of the queen on the throne. the increasing roles of the princes, charles, william and harry and, of course, kate but you probably haven't heard the one about the mad king and the bathtub in the kitchen. here's a hint, it happened here 200 years ago at this small, royal palace in west london. there are bigger and better known royal palaces in britain, buckingham palace, the queen's london digs, kensington palace where william and kate will live, and where diana lived between her divorce and her death, but a little palace in west london may provide a better glimpse of how the royals have lived through the ages. this is where the beleaguered king george iii lived more than 200 years ago. the king george who lost america
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to the uppity colonials. this wax is all that remains of the poor king now, no sign of the famous blood disorder that made him famously mad, but details of his troubled life have been discovered here in the kitchen. >> when we first came to this kitchen, the place was absolutely full of junk. >> reporter: because the palace was abandoned by later royals, the georgian kitchen block had become an untouched junk room, which is why it's so interesting. it's now been restored and is a window into the past. one of its secrets, a tin bathtub for the king, in the kitchens where the hot water was. >> wedged up right inside the chimney was this strange looking object, which turned out to be the bathtub. george iii because he had bouts of illness, was described baths as part of his treatment. >> reporter: when we visited three months ago. >> so he would come in here and get in the tub?
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the kitchens were a construction site. today they reveal the latest modern appliances of the of looking at
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the history of the palace. the life of kings and queens is not that accessible to all of . us. we don't understand it. when you walk into a place like this, this is where people worked. it helps bring to life that royal court. >> reporter: the royal kitchens have always been a labor intensive place. not a problem if you're a royal and have lots of labor. for "cbs this morning," i'm mark phillips in london. >> the sto >> this story continues and continues. >> i know. did i miss who they're cooking for? doing all the cooking. who gets to eat it? >> are you hungry, want muttton? charlie made a face when he
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heard muttton. he went -- >> no. the part where they said the oven big enough to cook the sheep, i think i'll pass. i'm trying to figure out -- >> they were recreating it. >> is mark still there? >> part of the restoration, recreating it in one of the meals they believe would have been eaten on that day. >> i'm still trying to figure out who gets to eat the food, that's all. >> can somebody get gayle a snack. >> can we get the answer to that before the show is over. i'm very curious. thank you. tomorrow on "cbs this morning," saturday, reading, writing and how about this, tweeting? i don't know. rebecca jarvis visits a first grade class in ohio where the kids are using twitter to learn to read. do you think they're too young for social media? that's tomorrow on cbs this morning saturday. >> maybe it helps with their math skills, limited to 140 characters. >> i think kids are learning too good to be forgotten instead of writing out "to" they're doing numbers. do you like this tweeting?
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teaching the kids on tweet -- on tweeting? >> i don't mind doing that as long as they don't lose an appreciation for language? >> yeah. >> that's what i worry about. i think it's being lost. >> maybe we should talk to a man who has a degree in english, literature. >> you. >> better than i. hugh dan been called the quintessential leading man, set in the 1800s with a topic some people don't like to talk about even today.,,
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>> warm and tingly is right. the romantic comedy "hysteria" stars hugh dancy, a young doctor in the 1880s that happens to invent a personal device for woman. >> the british actor has received high praise for his film and stage work. he's on broadway in "venus in fur." how did they define and describe dr. granville? >> well, the tag line is pretty straightforward they asked me if i wanted to play the man who invented the vie braber. >> are we allowed to say vibran tv? >> too late now. we've made a movie and i'm here. i said yes, i've been waiting for your call. >> you always wanted to know who that was and what he was like? >> it's an intriguing story, in fact. >> it is. i know. let's set it up, hugh. i was really fascinated by
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watching it, because in the beginning, it really started out as correcting a medical problem of sorts for women. >> that's right. >> and i got a quikick it was called hysteria because? >> what they thought they were doing, the great medical minds of the 1880s, treating women for what they called hysteria because they thought they were shifting their uteruses. >> yeah. >> they didn't recognize there was anything sexual about what they were doing whatsoever. >> and they were doing it manually and then they realized. >> doing it manually, thank you. that's very -- >> right. >> and they were performing this operation manually, they were causing the women to have what they called paraxisms, in the pursuit of medical science and this guy, morton granville, electricity was discovered around the same time and put two and two together and created a device. >> yes. the wrists were getting tired. in the beginning they came up
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with these names, the jolly molly, ruby nuby. the exciter. >> i think we might have invented them. the scream. i want people to know there is a comedy there and i think the topic makes people so uncomfortable and it really shouldn't? >> we took -- i mean we took a lot of liberties. it is a comedy. you're exactly right. i think the funniest thing in the movie is this premise, which is true, these guys, intelligent, well educated men doing this astonishing thing without having any idea of what was happening right in front of their eyes. you know, jonathan price, it's a wonderful -- >> love jonathan price. >> could i just say my favorite scene in the movie, hugh strikes bingo and the woman starts singing the opera. and then she starts crying. >> she finds her voice. >> yes, she found her voice. i thought that scene was hilarious. >> do you ever watch "homeland"? >> i do. >> who's your favorite
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character? >> i did when my wife was filming that show last year, it was already screening so i would get my weekly fix. >> you had to have it? >> i did. i would see her every week on the screen. >> it's amazing how many people consider their favorite television show. >> it's a great show. >> yeah. how is it living in a busy with two career family? >> busy is good. >> could be better than not. >> really good. >> no complaints there. and in terms of the logistics we make it work. >> and venus in fur is? >> we're at the theater in broadway right now every night. and we've got another four and a half weeks, i believe. it's a fantastic new play by david ives. >> oh, yes. >> two characters, two and we're on stage for just over an hour and a half and it's fast moving, very sexy. >> they call it very steamy and sexy. it's sort of like they said a psycho, sexual relationship between the two of them. i'm thinking sex is good for you? >> well, i will quote you on that. >> i'm thinking that a 90-minute
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theater experience is great? >> that's right. >> me too. >> that in itself -- >> it was nominated for a tony. congratulations. they couldn't have got a tony nomination without your work. congratulations. thank you, hugh dancy. "hysteria" opens in new york and los angeles and today speaking of great englishmen it was shakespeare who wrote my kingdom for a horse. we have a story about one special horse and her unbelievable comeback against really all the odds. that story coming up next. we'll introduce you. you're watching "cbs this morning." omeback against all odds. you're watching "cbs this morning." ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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there's a saying that life is not the destination, it is the journey. that can apply to animals just as well as people. >> for one horse the destination was one of america's best known racetracks. the journey there, nothing short of miraculous. in the stands at bellemonte racetrack wednesday afternoon shawn and angelica were nervous. the 4-year-old filly was about to run the first race. expectations were low. her name, not in our wildest dreams, said it all. >> i don't know if you've seen the news, some of these horses looked like holocaust victims. >> in the spring of 2009 police and a local humane society raided an upstate new york breeding farm where they found deplorable conditions. 1777 horses close to starving, their bodies ravaged. the animal were confiscated, put up for adoption.
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among them two young fillys and a gelding, each severely underweight and in desperate need of care. >> we drove up and looked at them. the decision was which one should we take. we said, okay, let's take all three of them. >> captain crime scene, driving miss dixie and dream belonged to them. they created stables and sold shares to finance their new mission. >> what are the five rs. >> rescue, rehabilitation -- >> for two of the horses the focus was on rehab. physical conditions as a result of their time at that breeding farm in upstate new york meant they would never train as race horses. the dream, that's her nickname, stood out. >> she came out of the barn with this confidence. i went oh, my god. she's a racehorse.
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>> through careful nurturing and rehabilitation dream's potential began to emerge and they went looking for a trainer. how many horses are you training? >> i only have eight here right now. >> they found billy turner, a man with a rich pedigree of his own. turner trained 1977 triple crown winner. nobody imagined that kind of success for dream, turner agrees there's something special about this horse. >> i must admit i've been amazed at the progress that she's made. >> two weeks ago on the muddy main track at bellemonte she impressed. they knew she was ready to compete. which brings us back to the nervous couple up in the stands and wednesday's race. >> and they are off -- >> in the end dream didn't win.
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in fact, she finished dead last, but that's okay, because the race itself was a victory. she had already beaten the odds. >> she did it. >> she did it. >> incredible story. >> a wonderful couple. we should thank once again our cameraman for bringing us this story. he's part owner of the 5 rs. >> mr. turner sounds amazing. >> i wanted to hug him when we were done. he's like the character out of seabiscuit. he's great. none of their horses use any drugs. there are certain things sanctioned for the horses you can give them. they firmly believe they don't want any of their horses to have any of that, even though they will tell you we know it puts our horses like not in our wildest dreams at a disadvantage, they feel it's better for them. >> one of the greatest joys in life is watching a horse be born. they come down and kind of struggle to get up and make it
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up. >> i would be very curious to see how that works with four legs. i love the shot behind the horse's head. i love that shot. >> that does it for us. we look back at the past week, want to show you the names of the people who brought you this broadcast. have a great weekend. andrew, here is his genius. >> a terrible egregious mistake. >> this is why we passed wall street reform. >> middle income families holding the bag. >> i'd like to see some real accountability. >> $3 million -- >> our political leadership both sides have to find common ground. >> we shouldn't dread -- >> i'm concerned about the debt, the spending. >> my mother and father dreamed as much as my rich guy. >> protecting cuts for uncle sam. >> make it up with cuts in medicare and medicaid.
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>> they don't get it. >> politically charged. >> we have never gone wrong when we expanded responsibilities to everybody. >> i felt andrew sullivan on the chris matthews show he started to cause. >> eduardo wants to defriend the united states of america. >> never a believe in facebook. i don't think he's a big believer in the united states. >> it's important we all wait until all the evidence is out. looking at it piecemeal is what has caused problems in the past. >> the defense says it was trying to protect his family from all this. >> rielle needs to tell what they were snuggling up talking about. we want to hear from the mistress side. >> oh, yes. oh, yes. >> all week live in manhattan. >> not wanting to let him go. >> i didn't know it was that kind of show. >> get beautified because charlie rose is up here. holler hey. >> when joe shows up, men start
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to drool. >> where are we going, charlie. >> debonair bachelor. when you're talking about newsmen -- >> ever managed. >> derek jeter. >> strikingly handsome, strapping, dimpled cheek. >> who said that. >> he could extend his sexual performance. apparently -- >> you can't put me on the spot like that on tv. >> mug the next person. >> got some moves. i'm impressed. >> dance with me. >> i wish somebody would make a song named gayle. you have one, julie. >> not very young but a lot of fun. >> 49 and i'm feeling fine. >> drinking white wine. >> all that matters. >> all that matters. >> with me.
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>> destiny. >> tell my boo i said hello. >> right here on cbs.,,,,
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>> good morning everyone. after about a half-hour delay because of ordering problems, facebook stock is now up for grabs. it is up 0.1%. within the first seconds of trading 82 million shares were sold. prices rose to nearly $43 but have gone back down to $38. unemployment rates fell in two- thirds of u.s. states last month. unemployment rose in five states and was unchanged in eight. california's is the highest rate in the nation at over 10 percent. on sunday, a solar eclipse
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known as the ring of fire when the sun will appear as a thin ring behind the moon.
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>> we have a couple of accidents heading out of downtown san jose on 280. we have another accident in that same area northbound 80 around 280. several accidents in san jose.
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chp is working on all of them now. as you pass the coliseum, slow towards the macarthur maze. if you're traveling southbound we still see brake lights approaching the scene of an earlier traffic alert. traffic is still nice in light at the bay bridge even though the metering lights remain on. >> a lot of sunshine around the bay area and we will keep it that way all day long. maybe just a gentle breeze out towards the coast line but you can already see the wind has calmed down. temperatures just beginning to warm up now. 60 in santa rosa, 57 in san jose. by the afternoon, mid-70s. 62 and a little bit true the opposite vick of. over the weekend, i pressure building in and it looks like we
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will cool things down with a few more clouds on monday.


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