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look electives s. 725. to the good morning to our viewers in the west. it's thursday, may 31st, 2012. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. trouble on wall street as the dow takes another dive. rebels in syria send the government a new ultimatum. a shooting spree in seattle leaves five people dead including the gunman. a former high school football star wrongly convicted of rape will finally get his shot at the nfl. i'll gayle king. when i see you at 8:00, a new controversy for the vatican. this time they are taking on nuns and it's getting pretty ugly and tommy hilfiger and
hawke stop by studio 57. we begin with today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> the dow, nasdaq and s&p 500 are now on track for the worst may since 2010. >> debt fears send investors running for the exits. >> worries about the continued spread of eurozone debt crisis. >> the stock market got pummeled. >> two tragic shootings that have sake this city. >> the gunman opened fire at a crowded cafe. >> less than an hour later the gunman shot a woman and stole her car. >> officers spotted the suspect and he pulled a gun and shot himself. >> it's the last place that you would expect for something like this to happen. >> president bashar al assad is giving a 48-hour deadline to accept an international peace plan. a giant wildfire raging in new mexico has grown into that state's largest fire ever.
an out of control pickup truck smashes through the wall and slams into the bar. six people were hurt. >> you've been drinking operating a lawn mower on a roadway. these are problems. >> i had one beer. >> in a kansas city neighborhood starting calling when they saw a raccoon stuck on a light pole. >> all that. >> how about that? three touchdown night for the mariners. they get 21 runs. >> way to go, my man. >> and all that matters. >> exonerated from false rape charges. brian banks may get a dream of playing in the nfl. >> this is what i dreamed about. >> on "cbs this morning." >> the romney campaign unveiled his new app. they misspelled america. >> there's no prove he was born in amercia. i heard he was born in kanye.
captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." we begin with new worries about the economy. wednesday was one of the worse days of the year on wall street one day after dow jones industrial lost 160 points. >> rebecca jarvis is here to show us exactly what is going on and what this all means. rebecca, good morning. >> good morning to you, erica. there's adage on wall street, sell in may and then go away and so far this may there's been a lot of selling. the dow fell 1.3% yesterday. meantime, the broader market is on track for its worst performance since september with s&p 500 down almost 6% this month. numbers like these are alarming for investors and veretirement savings and it implies a weakness in the global economy. at the root of that weakness is what's happening across the atlantic with our biggest
trading partner, europe. at least nine european countries have double dipped back into recession including the united kingdom, spain, europe's fourth largest economy where the banks are in serious trouble, and a quarter of the population is unemployed and greece whose upcoming election will likely determine whether or not the country even stays in the european union. now back on u.s. soil, the real estate market is still faltering. contracts to buy previously owned homes unexpectedly dropped 5.5% in april. while our economy is adding jobs, they are growing now at a slower pace than they did over the winter. one positive for u.s. consumers is that all of the slow growth around the world means lower demand for oil. and that means lower prices. crude was $110 a barrel fell below 88 today for the first time since october. that's good news for consumers who are paying about 20 cents less at the pump than last month and when you think about what happens next, it all comes down
to the labor report which we get from the department of labor department tomorrow. now to campaign 2012 where both sides are finding new targets to attack this morning. the new focus is president obama's support for green energy and mitt romney's record as governor. >> as bill plante reports, the gop challenger is raising money and reaching out to new voters. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. and good morning in the west. you know california does get a lot of attention with both candidates in presidential years despite the fact that it isn't in play but candidates go there for the money. that's where mitt romney was on wednesday in one of the bluest corners of the state, silicon valley. president obama welcomed mitt romney to the race wednesday with a phone call congratulating him on clinching the republican nomination. >> the president looks forward to an important debate that will be engaged during this campaign.
>> reporter: romney pivoted to a new phase of the campaign introducing himself to the american public at large in an interview with fox news. >> people will get to know me better. they'll get to know more about me than they would like to by the time we're finished. >> reporter: obama campaign after weeks of attacks on romney's record as head of a private equity firm shifted to his time as governor of massachusetts. >> by the time mitt romney left office, we were 47th in the nation in terms of job growth. >> and senior adviser david axelrod who sent a five-page memo on romney's record to voter is headed to boston to attack the former governor. >> you have heard of solyndra. they took $535 million in taxpayer loan guarantees and went bankrupt. >> reporter: here in washington today democrats and republicans are actually going to get to practice the politics of civility which they wish for in these partisan days.
former president george w. bush and his father, former president george h.w. bush will be here for unveiling of the younger bush's official portrait. no matter that president obama has been blaming the problems on bush years but most who have the top job end up liking one another. >> bill, thank you so much. also in washington, john dickerson. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> what do you make of this shift of focus from bain capital to governor romney's record as governor? >> i think it sort of a left hook. one, two punch. the obama campaign says they are running ads about bain in ohio and they'll press on the question of bain. they are adding this piece from massachusetts to basically try to disqualify romney and to say he's made this argument about how his business career can translate into government. let's look at that.
this is again to disqualify him so people worry about the economy and will decide that romney can't do what he says which is turn it around. >> when you look at what's happening in europe, is that the principle worry today for the obama campaign? >> absolutely. this attempt to disqualify romney is a distraction because the obama campaign doesn't want this election to be a referendum on the economy and on his stewardship of the economy and what's happening in europe is out of the president's hands. it has a great deal of impact on the economy in the way people feel and that's actually the biggest piece of news in the campaign today. >> is what's happening there. there's also the fact they'll have to talk about silled olynd. >> the counterpunch to continue beating this metaphor. what's interesting about solyndra is offers an opportunity for mitt romney to talk about his business experience and in other words he says this is why the president
got it wrong on solyndra. he doesn't understand the way the free market works. that's an opportunity for him to explain why his understanding of the free market and how that would apply if he were president. >> let me pull back for a moment. in terms of the time we're looking at now, summer months before the conventions, what is at stake here? what is it both camps hope they can accomplish? >> one thing at stake is defining who mitt romney is. romney is going out and doing softer interviews introducing himself and talking about other parts of his personality and obama campaign trying to disqualify him on the key question of the economy and both are trying to get out and find voters and work them and get them registered in the states in the tactical ground game and trying to build up their numbers, which we won't see in these kind of public fights but they are working very hard on the ground to get as many voters out as possible. that's already begun even though we're many months away from the
election. >> john dickerson in washington. thank you. in syria, nothing seems to stop the bloodshed. one rebel leaders wants the plan to be declared a failure to troops can start a u.n. offensive. >> they called on the syrian government to stop attacks while a u.s. official warns the fighting could spread. we go to jordan this morning for more. >> reporter: good morning. the rebels have given the government of bashar al assad a 48-hour ultimateum to abide by the peace plan or face the consequences. the latest rebel released amateur video shows new shelling by syrian armor on homs. the video is impossible to verify but in keeping with images that have been the main source of news to which foreign journalists are given limited access at best. this video allegedly taking in homs shows what the rebels claim
is syrian army tank attacked and soldiers surrendering. the bodies of 13 men described as syrian army defectors were found two days ago. this time u.n. advisers verified images and the victims had hands tied behind their bancks and appeared to be executed. the head of the u.n. said he was disturbed by this appalling and inexcusable act. once again the syrian army was hitting hula where 108 people, many women and children, were massacred earlier this week. outrage prompted the expulsion of syrian diplomats from nearly a dozen countries. an end to the seizure of the towns is a condition to the u.n. peace plan set out six weeks ago but with two massacres this week, the u.n. secretary-general warned that the situation may be reaching the point of no return. >> we may have reached a tipping point in syria that the
civilians of the sort seen last weekend could plunge syria into a catastrophe civil war or civil war from which the country would never recover. >> reporter: the syrian government is paying little attention to the u.n. rebels have no way of enforcing their ultimatum and the west has no idea how to end the bloodshed either. >> thank you very much. ambassador dennis ross has been sha shaping u.s. policies in the middle east since ronald reagan. we're pleased to have you here this morning. welcome. what can the united states do and what are the risks to do something and what has to happen before they can do something? >> i think first of all we have to ask the question what happens if we stay on the path that we're on? the problem of staying on the path that we're on is you're going to have a sectarian war that becomes deeper and deeper and unbridgeable. when people say there will be a civil war, we're already in a
civil war. when people say you'll see increasing violence, we've already seen increasing violence. the danger of the current track is that you'll end up with a failed state and lose central authority. we have to find a way to accelerate the departure of assad. i don't think there's one single action that will work. i think you're going to have to pursue a series of different actions. the russians are a pivot. you have to work to move russians. arabs need to be in a position you can be a friend of bashar al assad and friend of ours but you can't be friends of both. he's a leader of a minority sect that has governed syria for a long time. he says your survival depends on my survival and message has to be no, your survival depends upon your departure. i think we also have to begin to think about what is it you do to change the reality on the ground in a way that assad sees the balance of power is changing.
>> what can you do to change reality on the ground other than support for the rebels or armed intervention? >> i think a safe haven in the north is something we have to think about very seriously. we did it in northern iraq for the kurds for a long period of time. it wasn't a mission that expanded. it was something that in fact we were able to control. cost was manageable. we have to begin to think about it and begin to plan. you can't bluff on this. this is something that if you talk about doing it, you actually have to do it. i think it would change the reality and also psychological balance of power as well. >> if in fact putin would say to assad it's time to go, would assad go? >> you know, i think there's a high probability of that. this guy is not gadhafi. he's not a hero. he won't live underground. if he thinks about power psy psychologically and practically he's going. one of the reasons is he's said to his following, i have an
insurance policy called the russians. turns out he doesn't have an insurance policy and i think realities begin to change. >> when you look at what's happening today, you laid out what can be done. who if you went to the safe haven in the north, who enforces that and who controls that? >> obviously it borders turkey. turkey says it will not do it unless the security council provides support for it. if you don't move russians, you won't get that. if you can't wait to move russians, i think you have to look at nato. >> go to the israeli/palestinian issue. there is a story saying that perhaps each has to set boundaries because the peace process is not working. does that have legs? is that a viable idea? >> you mean israel in a sense setting boundaries? >> that's the story in "the new york times" today. the former prime minister. >> if you can't negotiate
something, you still have to create a different reality and it means israel being prepared to take union llateral steps. i think what drives is the notion for israel to remain jewish and democrat cicdemocrat stay in the west bank. he said in a speech the day before yesterday that israel cannot become a binational state. as soon as he said that, he was taking account of the demographic trend which over time if israel stays in the west bank it can't be jewish and democratic. one of the factors was the idea that jewish israel would remain jewish and democratic. one of the reasons that there was a withdrawal is that it would stay that way. the fact that prime minister of israel talks about not becoming a binational state suggests that something has to change and if it can't be done through a mutual process it would be
unilaterally. better to make it neutral because it's agreed. >> that's the real threat to israel. that's the point you make. >> yes. >> good to see you. thank you so much. seattle police say this morning that a single gunman shot and killed five people before taking his own life. >> wednesday's shooting spree began in a cafe. the suspect's family saying he was mentally ill. michelle miller from our affiliate is there. >> reporter: rain is falling just after 7:00 in the morning in seattle but despite the rain, the candles continue to burn here at cafe racer across the street from me here where this memorial is growing. people are absolutely stunned this morning by this violence. many seattle residents on age worried about their own safety. late wednesday morning the bearded man seen here entered a popular seattle cafe. minutes later four people were fatally shot. another wounded as the gunman
stands alone amid overturned stools he's holding what appears to be a gun. police scoured north seattle going door to door searching for the killer. >> the very mellow cafe. lots of artists there and musical performances and that sort of thing. it's the last place you would expect for something like this to happen. >> reporter: the gunman headed downtown fatally shooting a woman as he car jacked her black suv. police responded quickly. >> as patrol officers started to come in, the suspect saw that he was just about to be captured and the suspect then raised the firearm to his head and shot himself in the head. >> the gunman has been identified and his brother was mentally ill. the number of seattle homicide this year has been raised to 21 surpassing the number for all of last year. >> wondering what is going on in this city. f everyone is getting gun happy.
after a judge threw out rape conviction, a former high school football star told us he still has nfl dreams. this morning at least one team is offering brian banks a tryout. >> he was a linebacker. he got the right number. and nathan myhrvoid says his company bought thousands of patents because his company believes in invention. we'll show you the laboratory of a very unusual businessman. you're watching "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored "cbs this morns morning" sponso
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freak accident in minnesota. look at this. a pickup truck crashed right through a bar yesterday. three people were pinned against the bar. three others were hurt. they are all expected to survive. scary. welcome back to "cbs this morning." last week we brought you the story of brian banks, a california man who served a prison term for rape before his conviction was overthrown. now as ben tracy, the nfl is calling. >> oh, man, i haven't smiled this hard probably ever. >> reporter: brian banks is finally getting his shot with the nfl. just days after being cleared
for rape he never committed, the 26-year-old is gearing up for a june 7th tryout with the seattle seahawks. he got the call from the team's coach earlier this week. >> answered the phone and it was pete carroll if i knew any linebackers. he was looking for a linebacker. i said, you got the right number. >> reporter: pete carroll is the same coach who recruited banks back in high school. offering the star player a full ride to usc, but banks never got that chance. he spent more than five years in prison after a female classmate accused him of rape in 2002. banks was forced to register as a sex offender and wear an electronic monitoring device. but last year his accuser admitted she lied. >> he did not. >> reporter: this week banks was able to return to places like six flags, off limits to convicted sex offenders. >> i went to seaworld a couple days ago. just to have that freedom to go to the places where i was told i couldn't go.
and now have an opportunity to do that, that in itself is healing for me. >> reporter: banks never gave up on the nfl. putting himself through gruelling daily workouts. since october he says he's lost more than 30 pounds and cut his body fat in half. >> just to receive these calls now and to have these opportunities to put forth all this week, is amazing. >> reporter: roughly half a dozen teams have contacted him. nfl trainer gavin mcmillan even offered to work with banks for free. >> he clearly has the athletic ability. he needs the right opportunity with the right coach in the right situation. anything can happen. >> reporter: and it's not just the nfl. derrick hall, president and ceo of the arizona diamondbacks, offered him a job with the baseball team's front office. >> this story is like one i've never seen and the see the way he's coming through this, coming out of it, i'm so impressed with
him. he deserves a new start, a fresh start and that's why i wanted to offer it with us, if need be. >> reporter: movie and book deals are also pouring in. and banks is trying to raise money for a documentary about his life. >> my final day of freedom, i was 16. >> reporter: but his main focus right now is making the nfl. >> i've been through some crazy situations in my life. i've been through some really tough situations. nervous is the last thing that i am. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," ben tracy, los angeles. >> what a wonderful story. >> and the story gets better and better. i love that so many people have reached out to him. as you pointed out, you really like his last comment there. >> yeah, the whole notion he'd been through tough times and so no nervousness on his part. i also love the point they're trying to make a documentary. i don't think they'll have any trouble.
>> harvey's already calling him money offering him money. no worry about that. we talk about whether sports figures could be a role model f he's going to be a role model of someone who has really overcome adversity, what a great role model for my kid. >> it remind me of bradley of the knicks. he said they need to develop not just skill but character. here's character. you just might call him the father of invention. nathan myhrvold's company has made billions buying patents for tech inventions. he'll show us what the next big thing might be. >> erica is heading off to london in a few minute because tomorrow she'll be covering the queen's diamond jubilee. all of that coming up from here starting tomorrow. great to have you visit london. we'll miss you. >> i'm looking forward to it. you know what, you'll get to see me and talk to me every morning. >> you're watching "cbs this morning."
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and today mitt turned his attention to the general election by unveiling an innovative iphone app called with mitt. it invites users to send photographs of themselves across the internet with pro-mitt slogans like i'm with mitt. i stand with mitt. other we're with mitt. it's the most popular political app since the release of angry pauls. forget that facebook ipo. technology today is patents. who owns them? who's violating them? and which company will invent the next big gadget? jeff glor visited the patent wars. >> bill gates called nathan myhrvold the smartest person he know. he's a jack of all trades,
physicist, cook, photographer, technology savont and provoked another heat discussion. >> reporter: at this hidden laboratory in bellevue, washington, scientists are working on the next generation of nuclear reactors. they're also shooting mosquitos with lasers. and cooking french fries in an ultrasonic bath. why? because their boss says he believes in invention. >> the guys i bet on most are people working in a garage, crazy inventors. maybe crazy inventors working for me, or maybe working anywhere on elt. >> reporter: it's a bet nathan myhrvold first made in 1999, when he left his post at microsoft's chief technology officer to co-found inte lecture ventures. a private company that buys patents, the way inventors make money. >> in this last year we've seen patents in intellectual property
go from a side show to center is stage. secondly it's a hugely important, strategic play. >> reporter: a weapon. >> it's a battleground. >> reporter: myhrvold's company has made more than $2 billion from the 40,000 patents it owns, now at the forefront of the patent wars. the single biggest fight right now between apple and samsung over smartphones will go to trial in july. >> well, it's a pain -- >> reporter: apple ceo tim cook on tuesday. >> there's some of this that is maddening. it's a waste. it's a time suck. >> you just collect patents? >> reporter: others go further, saying nonstop patent disputes hurt innovation. their main target is myhrvold, who was questioned just yesterday at the all things digital conference. >> would you assess the animosity this audience has for
your endeavors? these people don't think you're engaged in truth and yut. >> this is the year when all the biggest and most important companies in silicon valley are doing exactly what i do. this is the year in which apple and microsoft and google and facebook and a pile of other companies all bought huge patent portfolios to further their strategic aim. >> you know, the best hitter in baseball has a batting average of like .350. >> reporter: he told us he's protecting risk-takers. >> so, we call him a hitter. he's actually a misser. he misses way more often than he hits. well f you're an inventor, your batting average is much smaller than .350 or .400, so you're even more of a misser. >> reporter: how many misses have you had and how many hits have you had? >> you know, personally, lots of misses. i've predicted lots of things that were wrong. or i've predicted the right thing but with the wrong time frame.
if you're afraid of failure, you should not be an inventor. >> reporter: at 52, criticized or not, myhrvold never seems to stop reinventing himself. dinosaur collector, an accomplished landscape photographer, last month he won two james beard awards for modernist, cuisine, a 50-pointed cookbook. the next binge thing, hes, enter active tv. >> if you look at television, interactive television, there's been lots of activity in that space, but there is no iphone of tv. no breakthrough product that changes the way we experience television in the same way. now, i've given talks about interactive tv since the early '90s. you can argue this is one of the things where i predicted lots of things would happen, and it hasn't, so i'm wrong. but damn it, event reventually going to be right. >> reporter: and you're willing to hold out? >> or make it happen.
>> reporter: or make it yourself? >> absolutely. >> he's an interesting guy. >> certainly one word for him. >> how big was the largest cookbook? >> $625, 2400 pages. he took most of the pictures for it. >> he's a photographer as well. >> yes. >> he's a renaissance man. you put the finger on this whole controversy now about patents, and who owns patents. >> tim cook clarified once of the differences, the standard essential patents versus other patents. there should be a difference between them. eople shouldn't be arguing over the industry standard. the argument is some people file lawsuits over these industry standards and that's why the patent system, as it stands right now, is broken. myhrvold filed his first lawsuit in 2010. he has eight ongoing right now. i would expect more in the
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♪ are you awake, chicago? looking good this morning. it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning". i'm gayle king. >> i'm charlie rose. erica hill is on her way to london for the queen's diamond jubilee. >> a group is meeting near wash washews& >> a group is meeting near washews& de are out of touch with the chu& chu&ch'pchusrch's teachings. >> reporter: the nun's response
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>> reporter: sister karen snider pis anis an emergency room physicia she makes frequent trips to treat children in haiti and gu yanaguya saina sd thaid e chthe position on gay people or birth trol isncont'trol isn't on her rada. per sona>> plly,ersn i dallyon't, i time. >> you don't see those social is in suesyour in jobyour des ? >> exactly. a child comes in in respiratory distress, i take care of a child in respiratory distress. so that's what my ministry is. that's what i'm doing. >> reporter: tomorrow the leadership conference is most likely to give its 57,000 members including sister karen a range of possible responses to thwillere be willa su be rveya vote. one dramatic option could be to disband the conference's legal ties to the vatican, then simply regroup as a catholic nonprofit. for "cbs this morning", i'm wyatt andrews in washington. with us now is sister maureen, host of interfaith voices.
she's been an activist for social justice and racial and ge goo& mopgoornind mog.rning. >> good morning. pit' s deit'sligh deltfulight to ful >> are you saying what are the fellows at the vatican thinking? did you ever think we would come to a time where the vatican is criticizing nuns and rally in support of nuns? >> it's a very unusual time that way. as i say to a lot of my friends, this is a lot more. this is about what kind of a catholic church we're going to be. because when i hear that vatican mandate, what i hear is the voice of the church of the 19th century, the voice of the church before that wonderful reforming council, the second vatican council in the 1960s, when it was exhilarating to be a catholic in those days. when the windows were open and the fresh air was let into the church. and that's what nuns today have
embraced, that kind of of a church. not a dictatorial one but a lla&a dictatorial one but a orapcoltivelabo onerati.ve one. > so the>> s queo thstioe qun coest aey gre toihey going to enforce accu satiaccuons satiin. ons in. >> & >> & heyp>> meatheyning mea? >> yes. >> i don't know. i don't know. they say in their mandates they're going to send in an ar order, to but get this, revise their statute, their hand books, their plans and programs, their conference, their speakers, everything. if this were the corporate world i think we would call it a hostile takeover. >> so how do you respond? >> well, it's up to the leadership council. p>> how >> his tow ihe ls theadee ll responding? >> well, one suggestion has been that the leadership conference become an independent nonprofit. >> what do you think about that idea? >> i think that's worthy of se riouseris coous nsidconseratide. and i don't know what else is on the table. i'm not privy to the internal deliberations that they have. >> are you surprised, though,
sister, it has come to this? i'm marvelled that we use the words like radical feminists to describe nuns. are you surprised it has come to this? >> well, you know, the phrase radical feminism has a cultural ring to it. i think if you talk to most nuns, at least friends of mine you can't be a good catholic. you can't be a good nun without be ing beina feg a minifemist.nist. feminism is a belief in the fundamental equality of men and women. pas far as fas iar a'm cs i'oncem c go spelgosp 101el 1.01. it's also the teaching on the second vatican council. if i can indulge you for a second. mite y faquotvoriatiote qn fruo ncil comcounes fcil rom comethe s f on the church in the modern wo world, which is every type of discrimination based on sex is pto be oto bverce ovome ercoand me s contrary to god's intent. >> do you read the vatican's accusations as saying we want you to be more concerned about same-sex marriage and those issues than we want you to be
concerned about poverty. >> yes, that's what they're trying to say. and yet i think nuns embracing the teachings that came from the second vatican council have become deeply involved in issues of poverty, injustice, in peace, in the environment. we're very concerned about those th ingsthin.gs. those are our whole lives. our vows call for us to give our lives to other people. if we're at all concerned about other people of gay or lesbian pori entaorietionntat we ion beliwe equal too. >> what would it take for the church to change in the way you would like to see it changed and other people who believe as you do? >> well, what i would like to see is a truly collaborative model of church where the laity who have in wondrous numbers have come out and support us, pwhe whe beere gin we bto deginevel pdem detic mocrdeciaticsion dec-maki sturesruct at uresthe at parrt
some what will be required to see that happen? what would it take for that to happen? >> i think it might take vatican 3, a third vatican council if you really want to know. >> it's interesting that the >> it's ns&eresting that the nuns are accused of being out of touch. could it be that perhaps maybe the vatican is out of touc
>> we're still talking to the sister in the studio. doesn't she look like a sister? anyway, changing topics. she had a spell bound -- yeah, she does. she had a spell bound at the national spelling bee. we were all rooting for her. 6-year-old lori anne madison. we're talking to you. the youngest ever to make it ptha t fathatr. far. pwe' ll swe'lhow l shyou ow yhow ou . you're watching "cbs this morning". [ female announcer ] introducing coffee-mate natural bliss.
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charlie, do you remember? >> cymotrichous. >> do you know what it means? >> no. >> having wavy hair. according to our friends. >> they ought to know. >> ver>> vy goery od, goodchar, c. even if you don't like to spell hard words you have to love little lori anne madison, the youngest contestant ever at the national spelling bee. she is as smart as she is cute. >> her performance stole the show at wednesday's national semifinals. >> reporter: dwarfed by a madison's first word on the tio&son's first word on the alpnational stage spelled no trouble. >> >> d-i-r-i-g-i-b-l-e.
>> reporter: the 6-year-old ome&eporter: the 6-year-old on pphequicnomeknon quick lu ha spectators believing. >> lori ann, any help back here? >> even when samantha steele asked for help she was on it. >> i think it's a joke. >> while she's the youngest ever to compete in the scripps national spelling bee, the precocious blonde from lake ridge, virginia has other talents too. she hopes to one day be an olympic swimmer and astrobiologist, which includes her two favorite subjects, astronomy and biology. >> do you think you can take her? >> do you think you can take her? >> w so she's -- she seems very smart. she's a bright young little girl. you have to have a gift and she really does. >> reporter: wednesday she faced off against those twice her age and twice her size. >> if she was taller, i wouldn't know she was 6 years old because she has the intellect of someone like me. >> everyone wants to meet her or shake her hand.
>> reporter: paige kimball who nti&eporter: paige kimball who ue pconintinue in 1981 is the competition's director. >> she is a special brand of brilliance. i have no doubt we will be hearing about her more not only in the spelling bee world but academic world and other pursuits for years to come. p>> repo>> rrterepor:ter: the previd for the youngest to compete was se wend champion three years later. lonn dri aid nnn dot wid nin ho >> e-n-g-l-u-i-v-i-e-s. >> that is incorrect. >> reporter: just one letter poff .off. being the craw of birds. heartbreaking but fitting since most agree her flight has only just begun. >> will everybody join me now is saluting lori ann. for "cbs this morning", whitt
pjoh nsonjohn,son, oxon hill, maryla. >> we like her. >> we do, charlie. color me s-a-d. the thing about that little girl, she was just one letter off and she asked can you give me the meaning. she in her mind is going i or e? >> she decided on e. >> we haven't heard the last of her. there was another minute, a 12-year-old boy sort of knew he had a tough word. he knew he wasn't going to make it. but he's good. he's good. >> idiosyncratically. >> & -o-p>> -- i-o-q-r- -- s-q-r-s-. >> we haven't heard the last of him either. >> he has it too.
>> that was quick. >> they both have the x factor. >> i like it. >> i like it. it.ike >> i like it. it.ike start young. ingn >> ais g supettierstngar'st a free ride people are mad. charlie and i will make that &harlie and i will make that long story short on cbs "this morning" when we come back. living life fully charged. it's time to live wider awake. only the beautyrest recharge sleep system combines the comfort of aircool memory foam layered on top of beautyrest pocketed coils to promote proper sleeping posture all night long. the revolutionary recharge sleep system... from beautyrest. it's you, fully charged. so ditch the brown bag for something better. like our bacon ranch quesadillas or big mouth burger bites, served with soup or salad, and fries.
as we looked around the web we found a few reasons for charlie and me to make some "long story short." "usa today" reporting new york city wants to ban the sell of the super size drinks to fight obesity. under the proposed rule restaurants, theaters and food carts could not sell sugar filled drinks bigger than 16 ounces. the beverage industry plans to fight it. >> this is my second appearance on "long story short." our houston station says neiman
marcus, the luxury department store is being sued by aen angry shopper, patricia walker wants to return more than $1 million of clothing, jewelry and art that her husband bought for her during her three-year recovery from a car accident. in the lawsuit she says her husband had been having an affair with the personal shopper who made a steep commission on the merchandise. the store says we don't have any responsibility and we're not taking anything back. >> a new kind of personal shopping. here's a new twist on -- >> this is what else we have here. . not on your menu. >> not on the plan today. here's a new twist on the torture debate. al jazeera reports prisoners at guantanamo were forced to wear headphones blasting sesame street musics for days on end. one composure doesn't believe it's true. >> can you imagine listening to
sesame street music for days on end? i would like to see that. >> kcbs-tv says some people are very unhappy because ucla is give sean p. did request combs' son a scholarship, worth $54,000. his father is worth an estimated $475 million. at the same time that california's in such bad financial shape. ucla says, his scholarship does not affect financial aid to other students. it's about his football ability. >> that's right. and i think the haters are speaking as the kids of today, because his son is a really good football player and it's about his football ability. i totally agree with that. and personality hotels, here's one. whipping up a twist on "50 shades much grey," the san francisco hotel is offering a room called 50 shades of women,
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>> good morning everyone. in major silicon valley connector ramp may be closed for several more hours after a cement truck overturned. it links southbound interstate 282 northbound 85 in cupertino. it has already caused headaches for commuters. witnesses for the attack on giants fan brian stowe art due in court today. in just over a half-hour san jose officials began a new attempt to move a band of homeless campers away from coyote creek. a second fire in less than one month took place there yesterday
check out the slow speed coming out of milpitas. is pretty jammed up on that westbound to 37 rider silicon valley. we're seeing some red traffic center speeds under 25 mi. per hour through orinda and it stopped and eco conditions on the nimitz. for a check of the forecast, it will be a gorgeous day all across the bay area. we expect plenty of sunshine and it should be the warmest temperatures we have this week. 61 in fairfield. 53 in oakland and 54 in santa rosa. by later this afternoon, soar into the 90s in some of the valleys. 87 in san rafael and cooler along the coast. it will be slightly cooler
♪ >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." that's a live picture from london where queen elizabeth's diamond jubilee gets into high gear over the weekend. did we mention erica hill is heading there right now, even as we speak? she's rushing to jfk to get on a plane. turns out another towering british figure is enjoying an anniversary, too, that would be big ben. >> the clock on the famous tower first started ticking on this date in 1859. charlie d'agata is at the top of the tower. it's the first time any american television network has broadcast live from there. charlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, charlie. this quarter bell ringing on the half hour.
that is the mighty big ben itself. believe me, up here it is loud. normally have you to be british to be allowed up here. they have made an exception for americans to be up here to share in the celebration ahead of the queen's jubilee weekend. time waits for no man. time, the great healer. it was the best of times -- ♪ -- it was the worst of times. well, maybe not the worst of times. the monarch is about to have her diamond jubilee, after all, so any references to time had better be in celebration, which is just as well because big ben, that other great icon, is arguably the most celebrated landmark in the uk. >> it's a feat of engineering.
>> it was a major feat, even in its time, of course. >> reporter: and today it marks an anniversary of its own. 153 years since the clock first started ticking. behind the face we know so well is a man who knows a thing or two about time, big time. the keeper of the great clock? >> the keeper of the great big ben. >> reporter: he keeps the great clock ticking and it's the clock that rings the bell, the great bells, known as big ben. big ben is the bell, it's not the clock, it's not the tower? >> no. it's the hour bell. to be honest, it's been known for the whole thing. >> reporter: we got a rare glimpse at inner workings of the clock. not only what makes it tick but bong. its mechanism was technologically years ahead of its time. it's almost a miracle it does work and that it's kept working.
>> built the clock by 1854. they had to get this clock, the most accurate clock ever built. >> reporter: the first stroke of each other had to be accurate to within one second. ian westworth, the mechanic who's been winding the clock, literally, for the past seven years wants to keep it that way. he has an old-fashioned fix, pennies. >> by putting it or taking off pennies on the pendulum like this, you speed up or slow down the clock by two-fifths of a second in 24 hours. >> reporter: but the gut of the five-ton mechanism are much more heavy duty. every 15 minutes weights attached by wires to the clock plummet down a shaft, striking the four smaller quarter hour bells.
>> everybody always gets shocked by the amount of noise that generates. ♪ >> reporter: big ben has been striking on the hour, every hour, for the past 150 years. the first time it rang out across london, that other long-serving monarch was on the throne, queen victoria. who, incidentally, has a tower named after her, the victoria tower, which faces big ben across westminster palace. big ben is slightly shorter than its big sister, but you wouldn't know it making your way up 340 steps to the belfry. it's 200 feet high. big ben, the bell was cast here at the foundry. alan hughes runs that business now. a business that's been trading for 500 years and counts the original liberty bell amongst its creations. he knows a thing or two about
history. he says the bell's nickname could have been to a portly politician. >> big ben by virtue of his size and said one mp in the back somewhere thoroughly tired in this long speech, and said, why don't we just call it big ben, and everybody laughed. like so many stories, it stuck. >> reporter: the bell was sold for the grand some of 572 pounds or about $900, nicknamed before it was even hung. >> in may 1858 the bell had not even been hung in the tower, we refer in our book to four pounds of the old big ben. >> reporter: naming the 13 1/2 ton bell was the easy part. >> we have always understood that this was part of the tow rope used for towing the bell from white chapel to westminster. the task was carried out by 16 white horses and when it arrived in westminster, it was hauled up
the tower with a gang of men work. >> reporter: it was a remarkable feat of engineering and man power that produced an enduring monument on the city sky light, echoing across london, marking out time. now, big ben is the bell. the building we're standing in is actually called clock tower but some british politicians wanted to rename it elizabeth's tower in honor of the queen's 60th an anniversary. >> how loud is the clock? >> reporter: it's indescribable. your whole body shakes. even if you cover your ears, have you to wait 20, 30 seconds. it's terrible. >> charlie, can you hear me? can you hear me, charlie d'agata? >> which did your hearing begin to go? you know what i think is so great, until your report today, i didn't -- i did not know big
ben was actually the bell. i always thought it was the whole clock. i love it when i learn something on "cbs this morning." >> and as she's learned everything she's always wanted to know about big penn. and more. >> reporter: everything you've ever wanted to know. >> and then some. thank you, charlie d'agata. tommy hilfiger is here today, the all-american fashion designer, joining us to talk about his journey from bell bottoms, remember those, to big, big business. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
♪ familiar red, white and blue logo reminds us of the american flag. tommy hilfiger has been living the american dream for a long time. >> and he has. next week he receives the lifetime achievement award. think about that. lifetime achievement award from the council of fashion designers. that's big. we're glad to have him here with us in studio 57.
m hello. >> good morning, gayle. >> i'm reading about you. you're one of nine kids. your parents wanted you to be an engineer. you wanted to play football. did you always love clothes? >> i wasn't really interested in clothes until i was like 18. >> what made you interested in clothes? >> i was really obsessed with rock music. i wanted to look like a rock star. and in those days, in the late '60s, early '70s, everybody had long hair and wore bell bottoms. i wanted to be part of that scene. you couldn't find bell bottoms in elmyra, new york, so i decided to open a shop with a couple of friends. we opened a store in high school and it became very successful. we opened many shops. >> just with bell bottoms? >> well, that type of gear, hippie type clothes. >> because rock stars got the girls. >> they still do. >> you're right. >> nothing has changed.
also this notion that not only did you have a classic american look, americana was part of it, but you also appealed at the same time to rappers. what made that happen? >> you know, i think in the early '90s everyone wanted to wear the clothes. rockers, skateboarders, athletes, everyone. and it really morphed into a global lifestyle brand, really, with classic american coolness as the handle. so, it was preppy classic but always cool and a little irreverent. when we took it outside of the united states, it really caught on. it's now -- you know, we have over 1,000 stores in the world. we're in virtually every major city. >> yeah. it still stands today. what fascinates me about you, is you're in your early 20s, going gang busters, huge success, so successful that you end up filing for bankruptcy. i'm wondering, a, how did that happen? and what did you learn from that
failure? how did that happen? >> that was my mba. i never went to college because while i was in college, i opened my first store. and it began growing into a very substantial business. but as a young 20-year-old, i wasn't really paying attention to the business part of the business. >> what were you doing? >> partying at studio 54, going to rock concerts, taking vacations. really not focusing on the business. >> yeah. >> and it taught me a tremendous lesson. from that moment on, i decided i was not only going to be a creative person in the business but also a business person in the business and blend the two together. >> the most successful people have either combined the two or had someone who they could depend on to do the business side. >> i also surrounded myself with an incredible group of partners. and i still have amazing partners. we are part of the pvh company. that's really one of the major
apparel companies in the world. >> where are you today in terms of you see the impact you're having on fashion, at the moment? >> i think every successful designer has their own lane. and i have my own lane or my own niche. >> what's that lane? >> it's all about preppy american classic for the world. >> is that the same thing that ralph lauren is? >> ralph is more aristocratic, more grown up and sophisticated. and i think more british heritage in a sense where we're really, really very american. >> british from the bronx. >> looking genius. he's done a great job. >> o have you. listen, you're getting the lifetime achievement award. what did that mean to you when you heard that?& i thought, you're not an old guy. what did that mean, lifetime achievement? >> i thought maybe some day that would be in the cards but i thought i'd have to be maybe in my 70s or much older. it's an honor. and i'm humbled by it.
but at the same time, i have a lot more to do. i love what i do, so i keep moving ahead, keep working -- >> what do you most want to do? >> just do whatever we're doing now better. always evolving, always improving it. and really focusing on expanding in the emerging market -- china, russia, india, brazil. those are great growth areas for us, for all of the product. >> i've heard you say, trends set trends but you can't stay stuck in a trend because that leads to big trouble. whatever you're doing is working. >> thank you, gayle. >> continued success. >> and stripes are still in. thank you. >> tommy can pull it off. >> thank you. ethan hawke pulls it off, too. he's a successful novelist, director and screen writer, too 37 we know him best as a fine actor who takes on very challenging roles. he's joining us to talk about ,,
life takes a dangerous turn after moving to paris. welcome. >> thank you for having me. >> what's this film about? >> that's a very good question. you'll have trouble answering after you see it. i have this theory f i could tell you what it was about, it wouldn't be nearly as good. >> ah. >> at the end, i was a little confused because it takes a little twist and turn and very section sexual, sensual and mysterious. you play a dad estranged from your wife and you're involved in a custody dispute. you quit your job and you go to france to be with your daughter. >> uh-huh. >> i like it so far. >> so far so good. >> the truth, the movie is directed by a polish director, incredibly brilliant guy and was an absolute pleasure to work with him. but he's not interested in telling stories the same way that american movies are used to being told stories. he looks at the movie -- he
aspires for it to work on the same level that w.h. odden or t.s. elliott. he wants it to evoke whatever you want it to. having a drink or a piece of pie after the movie, you probably do know what happens. >> what kind of pie? >> what's your favorite? >> when you sit down -- you really analyze -- >> you need to talk about it. >> yes, you're so right. we won't do that today. >> good. >> it's intriguing and lends itself to great conversation after. and you speak french in the movie. did you speak french before? i thought your accent was fantastic. >> do you speak french? >> no. >> i'm glad but -- >> so your accent wasn't to great. >> i don't think i'll be getting any french awards. >> got it.
>> here's what powell said, aforementioned director, he said, that you embody the right balance between neurotic edge on the one hand and on the other hand -- >> that's a compliment. >> -- irresistible boyish charm. >> thank you. >> is that what he inside. >> i think that's what he wants the character to be. directors always see their actors as the character. that's what he wanted that guy to be, is a person who's going through some incredible paranoid schizophrenia in a way. depression and what it feels -- my character has giant lenses on it. part of the theory is that when you're really, realy depressed you kind of can't see outside yourself. it's almost like when you're blind. >> why is he depressed? >> i think he's clinically depressed.
the literal reason, he's lost his family. the movie kind of starts after we know how he lost them. >> yes. >> and i think by the time it's over you're pretty sure it might be his fault. >> yes. could you relate to his depression in any way? >> as a who's written books, been divorced, always trying to read between the lines -- >> but life good for you, because you're married, have you a new baby in the house. >> yes. >> so life is good. >> life is very good. i'm not in paris trying to commit suicide. i'm here, happily with this movie. >> i became smitten with you with "dead poet's society." what was that time of life like for you? did you think, i can do this, i like doing this? >> i feel sorry -- there's so many young people coming out now. first of all, i think it's a really hard time with the way that the internet works and the way it seems to eat up people. but i had this benefit of experiencing fame with a group
of young people. i always felt -- when julia roberts broke or justin bieber breaks, when these things happen, i feel sorry for them. >> because it's alone. >> robert shawn leonard and josh charles, those guys we got to walk through that experience together. you didn't -- it was a great bonding experience. and that movie is a great movie to be associated with. >> are you directing also a documentary about -- is it a concert pianist? >> seymour bernstein, he's largely a teacher and a writer now. i'm really interested in teachers at this moment in my life and how it is that we all can keep learning throughout our life. how do you do it? you know, how do you not -- how do you stay curious? >> great to see you. >> continued success to you, ethan hawke. >> m
>> let's get you caught up with some of the bay area headlines. the man charged with kidnapping and killing 15 year-old morgan hill girl is scheduled to enter a plea today. antolin garcia-torres is being held without bail after being arrested. san jose officials will shortly begin a new attempt to move some squatters away from coyote creek. a second fire in less than a month took place yesterday and a lot of homeowners say that they've been breaking into their homes as well. it could take several more hours for a major silicon valley connector ramp to reopen after a cement truck overturned this morning. the ramp links southbound interstate 280-885 in cupertino.
>> we have a picture of a glistening bay outside right now, it will be a gorgeous day. a high-pressure system is bringing us warmer temperatures anywhere from 4-10 degrees warmer than we saw yesterday and changes are on the horizon by this weekend. an upper level low is bringing cooler temperatures by saturday. 90s today in concord and fairfield. a little bit cooler along the coast. slightly cooler by tomorrow, much cooler for the weekend and mostly cloudy skies on monday.
>> out towards the east bay, westbound 24 approaching beat brenda exit, we had an accident that is now off to the shoulder but we have another problem at the caldecott tunnel so two separate accidents are causing things to stack up in 24. jammed up through lafayette as well. up the nimitz, northbound as you make your way through oakland is pretty slow. it looks like this near the colosseum and remained sluggish up towards the downtown oakland exit's. westbound 237 silicon valley to