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it was a golden night for an american newcomer and for someone who has been there a few times already. 16-year-old gabby douglas won the all-around title in women's gymnastics, while michael phelps won his first individual gold in these games. >> and this morning for the very first time this week, the u.s. is tied with china for the most gold medals, and the americans lead the overall medal count, 37-34. japan is third, followed by great britain. then followed by germany. bigad shaban joining us with the latest from london. >> reporter: that olympic medal count for team u.s. includes a gold yesterday by a girl who changed history at just 16 years old. >> usa! >> usa! usa! >> reporter: president obama cheered on the home team 4,000 miles away from olympic park. he took a break in leesburg,
virginia, to cheer on gymnast gabby douglas, who helped mark a day first on the map and across team usa. she scored gold for the women's all-around title. the win changed history. she is the first african-american to earn the prize. on the podium, the teen couldn't stop smiling after earning her second gold medal in just three days. >> it means so much. all the hard work. you push through the hard days, and you can get through anything. >> phelps is going to win gold! >> reporter: michael phelps pushed through in the pool, winning gold in the 200 meter individual medley. he is now the first male swimmer to win the same event at three consecutive olympics. for the teary-eyed star, it was his fourth medal in the games and the 20th in his career. >> still the same person, loving to race and loving to have fun. >> reporter: but his first was ryan lochte's loss. he took silver and no longer holds the world record. his second place finish was his last event in london. >> you know, it's been a long journey. but for the most part, i mean,
i'm happy. i can't complain over getting five olympic medals to bring back to our country. at the same time, i'm happy that i'm done. i get to actually take a deep breath and just relax. >> reporter: today is his birthday, after all, and lochte hopes to mark the occasion by not having to get in the pool. and kayla harsonisrison who sco america's first gold medal in judo is excited to become a firefighter when she gets home. >> i have to take my emt certification test. and if a job opens up, i will get an interview. and having an olympic gold medal on the resume will probably help me a little bit. >> reporter: and another member of team usa had her olympic debut yesterday. 15-year-old rafalca. she is a horse co-owned by mitt romney's horse, ann. during preliminary of the dressage, she placed 13th, and mrs. romney says she was thrilled to death.
>> thank you. also last night, the usa basketball team set an all-time olympic scoring record, beating nigeria 156 to 73. with us now from london is "washington post" sports columnist sally jenkins, there to see gabby douglas win gold last night. sally, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. >> how unexpected was gabby's victory? >> reporter: well, i think insiders in the sport could see her coming on for the last few months. the team all-around, you saw what an electric performer she is. so i think everyone knew when she qualified and jordyn wieber didn't that gabby douglas certainly had a strong chance. >> sally, she is so much fun to watch. i saw an interview and someone mentioned to her, gabby, you're the first black to get an all-around gold. and she said, you know, i forgot about that. i just feel so honored to be here. do you think it's such an amazing story that five months ago most of us didn't even know her name?
>> reporter: well, she's really devoted the last two years to going from a mediocre performer to the world's greatest performer. she's incredibly determined. she's all of about 4'9". her personality is as electric as her body is. and i just think it's a perfect combination of mind and body in one little gymnast. >> and what do you make about aly raisman and the tiebreaker there that didn't go her way? >> reporter: well, obviously, you know, she was devastated. the two most devastated people on the floor were aly raisman and victoria komova, the russian defeated by gabby douglas. you know, that's gymnastics. it's fractions of a point. you know, hanging onto that balance beam by two toes. that's the game. it can be a very wounding sport. >> is michael phelps the greatest olympian ever? >> reporter: i think he is. you know, in swimming. i think you'd have to look at people like jim thorpe and jesse owens in the same breath.
i'm not sure if michael phelps has exceeded olympians like them. but he certainly has joined them. he is in that conversation. it's a very short list of three to five athletes in history. he really is the most remarkable swimmer of all time. and i think -- i'm not sure it will ever be equalled. 20 medals, 16 of them gold, breathtaking. >> can we talk about kayla harrison for a second? an extraordinary story. she has been through so much. she is worried about getting a firefighter job. i imagine she might not have too many problems right now. >> reporter: well, i tell you what, if i was in a burning building, she's the one i'd want to grab me out after watching what she did. >> and what about ryan lochte last night? you know, some are saying the short turn-around between the races caused a problem for him. what do you think? >> reporter: well, it did. he was tired. and everyone knew it. including michael phelps. but i think the interesting thing is ryan lochte at this olympics tried to do a phelpsian
type feat. he wanted to win a bunch of gold medals. ryan lochte's, you know, inability to do that actually tells you just how hard it is, what michael phelps has been doing these last four olympics. swimming programs of seven and eight events and walking away with multiple, multiple gold medals. in a way, ryan lochte is the second greatest swimmer in american history. and in a way, it's a real reflection on what michael phelps had done and just how hard it is. >> how incredible he's been. sally, thank you so much. now to the economy. the important july employment report came out a short time ago. the labor department reports that the economy added the most jobs in one month since february, but that did not help the unemployment picture. rebecca jarvis is joining us now. hello. what do the numbers tell us? >> essentially, we are creating jobs but there are more people coming back looking for work, and that's why you see the unemployment rate ticking higher to 8.3%, even though we created
153,000 jobs in the month of july. what happens with the unemployment rate is that it only accounts for people who are actively looking for work. what can happen is when you start to see that jobs picture improve, sometimes you see the number actually go higher because more people are in the work force. >> we added more jobs than economists were expecting, and yet the unemployment rate still went up. >> exactly. and a lot of people look at the number and scratch their heads, but there is the underlying reason. >> what is the number we are trying to get to? what is the number we want to see where we can say, yes, that's it? >> numbers more like the beginning of this year. the economy was adding 226,000 jobs a month in the first quarter. we need about that much, 250,000, on a consistent monthly basis to bring unemployment back down to what we would call more normal levels. more normal in this country is 5% to 6% unemployment. >> what kind of jobs are we adding right now? >> manufacturing jobs. and one of the reasons for that is that the automakers didn't go to hiatus this summer.
they left their factories open, so a number of the manufacturing jobs. professional service jobs are also strong. one of the areas, and this is an area where we've seen weakness in the last couple of years, is government, as state and local governments cut back. they have budget cuts, you do see the layoffs continuing to happen there. and again in the month of july, we lost 9,000 jobs at the government level. >> rebecca jarvis, thank you very much. now to the white house and check in with nancy cortes. nancy, what are we expecting the white house will say about these numbers? >> reporter: well, jeff and gayle, good morning. they are taking some solace in those raw jobs numbers, which were better than economists had predicted. i was at a headquarters earlier this week and they were so worried about the numbers coming out, that they would remain as lackluster as they were in the last months. but the unemployment is a concern, ticking up to 8.3%. they will argue that is good news because more people are entering the work force.
but i can remember the days when white house advisers were telling us privately that they really thought the unemployment rate would be back down below 8% by election day. and of course that's looking less likely now. >> nancy, on the other side, the romney campaign, we're hearing from them? >> reporter: that's right. they put out a pretty tough statement this morning, and of course they focus like a laser on that uptick in the unemployment rate. mr. romney saying in part, quote, today's increase in the unemployment rate is a hammer blow to struggling middle class families. he goes on to say, my plan will turn things around and bring the economy roaring back with 12 million new jobs created by the end of my first term. now, the obama campaign contends that his plan is simply a rehash of policies that he put out earlier in his campaign, and they point out that the nonpartisan tax policy center recently said that his tax plan would actually add hundreds of billions of dollars to the deficit that would primarily benefit the rich. the romney campaign, of course,
disputes that finding. >> nancy, it must be frustrating for the white house. the numbers come out, and they are higher than expected, but it's still not enough. >> reporter: absolutely. it's not enough. and like rebecca said, they are really hoping that by the fall, they can get back to those job creation numbers that we saw earlier in the year. they knew that the summer would slow things down a bit. what they are really watching right now, and really worried about, is what's going on over in europe, because they fear that a slowdown there could trickle across the atlantic, over to the u.s., and that it could really slow jobs numbers down, just in time for the november elections. >> all right, nancy. thank you. regardless, it seems we will not get below that 8% number before the election happens. nancy cortes and rebecca jarvis, thank you very much. we'll have more reaction to the jobs report throughout the day on cbs news.com and then tonight on the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.
>> since february, kofi annan has tried to bring peace to syria. on thursday, he called it quits, blaming syria's government, the rebels, and the international community for failing to stop the fighting. >> without syria peaceful and united international pressure, including from the palace of the region, it is impossible for me or anyone to compel the syrian government in the first place and also the opposition to take the steps necessary to begin the political process. >> margaret brennan is in washington this morning. margaret, where does the u.s. go from here? >> well, jeff, there's a growing fear that this rebellion is deinvolving into a sectarian process. officially, the u.s. still supports the peace plan kofi annan crafted and admits himself is not working. the state department this week sent the u.s. ambassador to syria to the region to help
unify the syrian opposition to one day govern once assad is gone. at this point, military action to bring about that end is unlikely. the u.s. has looked at what it would take to neutralize syrian air defenses and concluded it would take a major commitment of force over some period of time. instead, the u.s. is treating the symptoms of the conflict, providing $75 million in humanitarian aid and $25 million in nonlethal support. jeff? >> margaret, thank you. for years, the u.s. has called on pakistan to crack down on terrorists who use bases in that country to launch attacks. this morning, we have a rare look at how those safe havens are being used. david martin has obtained video of a terror group striking a u.s. base just two months ago in afghanistan. >> reporter: if you ever wondered what goes on in those safe havens in pakistan, look at this. terrorists built a scale model of an american base just across the border in afghanistan and used it, along with a satellite photo taken off the internet, to
plan a spectacular attack. they may look like rambo wannabes, but this was a well-planned operation. down to the american and afghan army uniforms they wore. the attack was led by this man, the driver of a truck loaded with an estimated 2,000 pounds of homemade explosives. his bomb was covered only by a tarp, yet he apparently had no difficulty driving across the border and right up to forward operating base salerno. the driver detonated the bomb, setting off a monstrous fireball fired by a blast wave which rippled across the base. all recorded for maximum propaganda value. next, a van carrying a 10-man suicide squad pulled up. their plan was to charge through a hole in the wall blown out by the truck bomb. but the attack stalled because, a u.s. official said, the bomb failed to breach a second barrier. the video doesn't show it, but all 10 were gunned down.
photos of the aftermath showed the base mess hall collapsed by the blast wave. two americans were killed, and 25 wounded seriously enough to require evacuation. it was far from the deadliest attack on american forces. but the size of that fireball and the resulting blast wave are dramatic proof of a threat posed by the safe havens in pakistan. the attack was the work of a group called the hakani network, which according to u.s. officials not only has safe havens in pakistan but is actually supported by pakistani intelligence. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. federal transportation officials are investigating a deadly megabus crash in illinois. the double decker bus heading from chicago to kansas city skidded into a bridge support yesterday about 55 miles from st. louis. it threw many passengers from their seats. one woman was killed. more than three dozen were hurt. there are reports that the bus blew a tire.
forecasters say that tropical storm ernesto could become a hurricane and make its way into the gulf of mexico by next week. the storm warnings are up this morning for islands in the eastern caribbean. david bernard is the chief meteorologist of our miami station. that would be cbs 4. he is with us now. david, where is the storm and how dangerous do you think ernesto could become? >> reporter: gayle, this morning ernesto is moving through the windward islands. it's a little bit weaker than it was last night. currently the winds are around 45 miles per hour, but it's moving very quickly to the west at 24. i just received a report that st. lucia this morning had a wind gust to 63 miles per hour. now i don't think ernesto gets a lot stronger tomorrow or maybe even sunday. but by monday, early monday morning, it could be a category 1 hurricane once it reaches the more favorable waters of the western caribbean. so yejamaica, the camyman islan
will have to be on the lookout in the coming days. and as we go into tuesday and wednesday, that's when we'll have to look at the possibility that if ernesto maintains its intensity and turns to the north and west, the storm could think reaching the gulf of mexico by the middle of the week. but, again, right now it's just too early to say what, if any,a impacts it will have on the united states coastline. it's going through some unfavorable conditions right now. but as that forecast in the hurricane center was showing us, once we get into late in the weekend and early next week, warmer water, more favorable atmosphere conditions could lead to a stronger storm. >> all right.
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you do in a gunman started shooting.& >> seems to be a legit question. a video how to survive in the crossfire. one suggestion is turnin >> let's get you caught up with some bay area headlines. lisa hernandez under arrest for assault on police officers in san jose. two police officers were hurt when they say she ran down one officer on foot and hit another officer's car. fog at the golden gate bridge is making it hard for a man, to find a man who climbed up the south tower. the bridge remains open for cars but traffic is slowed because of all the activity.
>> good morning, let's start you off with a look at 101. the traffic report northbound at whipple. also a dirt spill in the roadway so traffic is backing up. 280 is a much better choice. look out for a crash over to the right shoulder and busy for the altamont pass. slow as you approached the scene but the rest of 880 is light. friday white working towards the pay gates >> we do have plenty of low clouds and fog around the bay area, more extensive at the beaches. even some drizzle there this morning. temperatures now mainly in the '50s and it will be a little bit cooler but hot inland. 80s and 90s showing up in the valley. maybe as high as 81 degrees in
hundreds of thousands o hundreds of thousands of people flocked to chick-fil-a restaurants yesterday. >> the crowds were so big at some locations that many restaurants actually ran out of chicken. >> oh, my god! they're out of chicken? the nightmare scenario that the mayans prophecied! america is out of chicken! >> i've never had a chick-fil-a sandwich. have you? >> i have. >> they don't have them here. >> yeah. it can be good. >> can be. >> absolutely. >> that's the rumor that i heard. welcome back to "cbs this
morning." since the aurora colorado massacre, a youtube video called run, hide, fight has gotten about a quarter of a million hits. it shows you exactly what to do when someone starts shooting in a public place. and one part of that video is causing quite a controversy this morning. >> reporter: it may feel like just another day at the office. >> this is not your everyday workplace safety video. the lessons revealed by houston's homeland security office are unlike anything you've ever seen before. >> but sometimes, bad people do bad things. and unfortunately, you need to be prepared for the worst. >> reporter: houston mayor aniece parker produced the video >> these incidents fortunately are very, very rare, but they're not impossible. >> reporter: the massacre in aurora made one thing clear.
victims caught in the cross fire usually have no idea how to protect themselves. >> everybody was just panicked. >> a lot of screaming. people trying to make their way out. >> reporter: this video offers a simple phrase designed to save lives. >> there are three things you could do that make a difference. run, hide, fight. >> first, you have to know what happens when an atomic bomb explodes. >> reporter: the phrase is similar to other safety phrases you might remember. like in the event of a nuclear attack. >> duck and cover. >> reporter: or if you find yourself in a fire. >> stop, drop, and roll. >> in a crisis situation, you want something that you don't have to stop and analyze. i know what to do. and it's automatic. >> there are three key things you need to remember to survive. run, hide, fight. >> the first instinct is to hide. and as we clearly say in the video, the first you need to do
is get the heck out of there. >> if you can't find a safe room or closet, try to conceal yourself behind large objects that may protect you. >> reporter: mayor parker says the video was completed before the aurora shootings, but the massacre convinced her office to release it earlier than planned. the public response has been enormous, with close to 250,000 youtube views. >> encourage others to leave with you, but don't let them slow you down with indecision. >> reporter: at houston's city hall, they are getting requests for the video from cities and businesses coast-to-coast. >> it definitely gives them some good ideas on how to prepare themselves and their employees and their customers on how to respond in a dire situation like this. >> reporter: the video's final recommendation is its most controversial. >> fight. >> reporter: to fight back. >> act with aggression. improvise weapons. disarm and commit to taking the shooter down. no matter what. >> and if all else fails, you're
going to have to make a decision to fight or attack your attacker. for self preservation. >> know that an incident like this, victims are generally chosen randomly. >> watching the video, it makes me sick to my stomach, that those situations could happen. but at the same time, it's part of what we as citizens need to do to protect ourselves. >> reporter: mass shootings are rare. but houston's mayor says if the video saves just one life, it will be worth it. for "cbs this morning," dallas. >> what do you think? >> well, i think the video is hard to watch, jeff, but i also think unfortunately it's timely and needed at this time. i got the run and the hide part down. the fight part is not me. not me. >> maybe that's what you do if you can't get out. i think it's -- there's good information in there. the officers seemed to agree with it. i think one of the questions is, when local and state governments are in such dire financial straits right now, $200,000 on
that video is certainly a lot of money. >> yeah. well, people will watch. and the key part, don't let someone else's indecision slow you down. >> that's right. >> that means i'm leaving without you if you don't come immediately. >> take off. just take off. get out of here. a call gabby douglas the flying squirrel. and now we call her olympic champion. thank you very much. we'll take you inside her amazing story, coming up next on "cbs this morning." [ man ] the most important routine
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>> what? >> just, oh, my god, i was just laughing so hard. it was just like, look at them, they are just bawling. and it was just so great. >> no. that's -- >> what are you talking about? >> they are only 15. >> no one forced them to join the team. you know, for decades, they were the russians, they were so good. and now they're nothing. they've got nothing. they've got nothing. yeah. you know why? because we're usa. >> usa! usa! usa! >> do you want to join in, gayle? >> yes, i do. but we're laughing because we know he doesn't mean it about the russian girls. >> of course he doesn't. will ferrell, the best. as we told you earlier, american gabby douglas won the top prize in women's gymnastics last night. now she is set to follow in the footsteps of another olympic all-around champion, mary lou rhetton. >> i remember her. terrell brown has the life story of the olympics' newest golden girl. good morning.
>> and who saw this coming? it started with a dream that involved some painful decisions. from there, the struggles continued. and earlier this year, gabby douglas' gymnastics career for now was almost over. then seemingly out of nowhere and certainly against all odds, a star is born. gabby douglas' lifetime of training paid off thursday in olympic gold. >> being the olympic champion is definitely amazing feeling. >> reporter: nicknamed the flying squirrel, she soared through four events to win the women's final. in just a matter of months, the 16-year-old has gone from a virtual unknown to being recognized by oprah winfrey on twitter and president obama on the campaign trail. >> the other thing i want to do is just acknowledge our unbelievable u.s. athletes who are representing us in london. [ cheers and applause ] >> including virginia's own gabby douglas! [ cheers and applause ]
>> reporter: but to be the best, douglas had to train with the best. >> she would just do these perfectly straight cartwheels. >> reporter: her mom shared home movies in this ad, showing her olympic prowess from a very two years ago, the bubbly teenager decided to fully commit to her dream, moving 1,200 miles away from family to mold her raw talent in iowa. at one point, the home sickness was almost too much, but douglas' mom wouldn't let her give up. >> mom, come on, you're supposed to be on my side on this one. you're supposed to let the baby come home. but she was just like, nope. she told me, life is not easy. you have to fight and just refuse to quit. >> reporter: that determination helped catapult her to the top. douglas cried thursday as she was declared the winner. she is the first african-american to make the u.s. women's gymnastics team since her idol, dominique dawes, in 1996. as a member of the gold-winning
magnificent seven, dawes knows all too well the challenges that come with olympic fame. >> gabby will have similar experiences like i did, where she won't be able to go anywhere and not be recognized. and people will be thanking her profusely for the impact she made. and i pray that she uses it wisely. >> reporter: dawes says douglas can expect endorsement deals to begin pouring in. >> she's going to start quickly recognizing she is a business, she is a brand, and she should be very selective in the people she surrounded herself with and the opportunities she takes. >> reporter: this media consultants douglas is a marketer's dream who could easily rake in millions. >> as a 16-year-old, she really has kind of the sky is the limit. she brings so many intangibles that marketers look for. she's young, she's fresh, a new face. >> reporter: following her victory, douglas tweeted, wow. such an amazing experience. thank you all for your support, love, and prayers. love you all. >> america is looking for
heroes. we went into this looking for michael phelps and ryan lochte, and we come out with a new gymnastics face. and that's terrific. >> and gabby douglas is qualified for the event finals in the uneven bars and balance beam. >> how great it must feel, guys, at the age of 16 to be told the sky is the limit for you. her smile, her little body. i'm smitten with her. >> a lot of folks are already looking forward to 2016. we can't just let the moment celt for now. >> we were talking about that. >> she is certainly in a position where she can compete. the question is will she. and then a lot can happen over four years. we do know, though, that the next thing will be this u.s. gymnastics tour that will visit 40 cities around the country. she'll be involved in that. and then it's back to competition until 2016. >> it seems like it's been a big struggle for her and her family. >> it has been. her mother and father divorced after her father served tours in iraq and afghanistan. her mother was on long-term disability. it was a struggle to pay for gabby to go to training and travel. so the fact that she she stuck
it through all of that, and she was devastated through the divorce, and she still went out there and made it happen. great story. >> now the question is how selective she can be in endorsements and handling that all the right way. >> yeah. >> it's going to be tricky. terrell, thank you very much. >> i know it's early, but i hope she comes back in 2016. jeff and i disagree. we'll see. >> i hope she comes back. i just don't think she will. >> you don't think she. and i think she is. so we have a bet. we'll see.
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>> good morning, 756. let's get too caught up with some of the bay area headlines. fog is making it difficult to find a man who apparently climbed on to the golden gate bridge south tower more than 12 hours ago. the bridge has remained open but traffic is slow because of the activity on the sidewalk. arson investigators are looking into suspicious brush fire in moscow those that burn close to some town homes. he burned three vehicles and a shed. witnesses say they saw people running from the area about the
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>> traffic work continues a long 101 and with all due to an accident and a spill in the roadway. traffic is really backed up in the area. northbound 101 at whipple. south 680 emma stone valley, slow in both directions. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. one of the very light conditions as you work your way toward san francisco >> a little sunshine from the mount vaca camera and i think we will have more of this towards the afternoon. temperatures will start to cool off. by the afternoon we are planning on 80s and low 90s in the hottest spots inland. fifties and sixties towards the coast with more clouds over the
people love rafalka. yesterday was rafalka's first day of competition and she crushed it. power pransing to a score of 70.243 in that i have never heard of a dressage score. that is unheard of. i am being told that no one knows. anyway -- >> somebody knows. do you know? >> i don't. power pransing. >> dressage. it is 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. charlie rose is off on assignment. >> and i'm jeff glor. on monday an independent political group backing mitt
romney starts a $25 million campaign ad. tv ads have been part of politics for 60 years. >> you see these commercials all over the place, not just during the news. bill plante has a look at the strategy and joins us from washington. bill, good morning to you. >> reporter: gayle, good morning. this race is so close. in fact, in our recent poll fewer than 1 voter in 10 is undecided. that means the outcome is going to hinge on two things, persuading those who haven't made up their minds and getting supporters to turn out on election day. that is why if you live in a key battleground state, you are already getting a non-stop barrage of tv ads but not always on the usual shows. >> you are about to enter the courtroom of judge judith shine man. >> reporter: her legal proceedings are immensely popular, but now judge judy has become a player in this year's
political proceedings. >> that didn't happen. >> reporter: so too have the self-proclaimed nerds of the "big bang theory." >> that's just wrong. >> reporter: they have a specific audience to target. >> if you think about what candidates and campaigns care about, how many democrats watch that show, how many republicans watch that show, how many swing voters. >> reporter: in the case of judge judy. >> listen to me, sir. >> reporter: the audience is composed of large numbers of african-americans and hispanics, key parts of president obama's base. they used to focus their time and advertising dollars on newscasts. they will figured news viewers were politically engaged and kely voters. the campaign ad buyers have gotten more sophisticated. >> now ethnic characteristics combined with age combined with gender and combining that up with their polling to try and put their messages together.
>> reporter: so who is watching what? cable news channels have audiences defined by their politics. on the right. >> caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. >> reporter: and on the left. >> let's play hard ball. >> reporter: but now ad buyers say the choice of an entertainment channel can be equally revealing, not only about how you'll vote but whether you're likely to bother. the audience that watches "the real housewives" on bravo. >> get your hands off of my husband. do i have to come over there [ bleep ]. >> reporter: tends to be liberal and female and less likely to turn out to vote while viewers of the golf channel. >> fired up at firestone. >> reporter: tend to be conservative, male, likely to go to the polls on election day. if you watch "the simpson's" you probably lean democrat but don't bother to vote. the campaigns know the value of targeting. >> we're constantly looking at how we spend our dollar to see to it that we're speaking directly to those folks who are most likely to be making up
their minds. >> reporter: the audience research gurus have sliced and diesed this very finely. they know who you are, what you're watching and how you're likely to vote. gayle, jeff. >> bill, that tells us about who we are. some of the examples of some of the people who watch some of these shows. >> well, for example, primetime, if you watch "ncis" then you're tending republican but you're low on the likely to vote scale. on the other hand, if you watch "the mentalist" then not only are you tending republican, you're very likely to go to the polls and vote. if you watch "the office" or "the modern family" you're in the middle. fairly likely to vote but not entirely sure. on the other hand, if you watch "the good wife" you're almost certain to vote democrat and highly likely to vote. >> if you watch "cbs this morning" you're smart and informed.
>> i like that characterization. bill, let's talk about the negative ads for just a second. there seem to be a lot of them out there. are they persuasive or turning people off? what does your research show about that? >> reporter: you know what, a lot of people would like to say the negative ads are a turnoff. they're not. 58% in two states and 56% in another, tanother, they say, th so bad. politicians believe they work. right now in one survey that was done, 98% of the president's ads are negative and 96% of romney's ads are negative. so you know that they think it works and the evidence suggests, sorry, that it does. >> that it does. >> crazy number, 98%.
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sensitive. >> he pulled the trigger. >> we've heard a lot of talk this week about olympic events with too many empty seats. now that's happening, they say, in the hotels and restaurants too. >> some businesses say no matter how good the competition is, economically speaking the games are a disappointment. mark phillips is covering the olympics in london. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jeff. well, to cloak or buescher the old yogi bar ra expression, nobody ever comes to the olympics because they're too crowded. seriously, the city's bid for the game often includes increased tourism. in london's case, that's often a question of hope over experience. >> reporter: it's not exactly like they threw a party and nobody came. they've come, all right, just not to the places people hoped they'd come. not to here, or here. the olympic crowds have tended to stay at the games. the much hyped bump in general tourism hasn't happened. in fact, the opposite has happened. tourism operators say business
is way down. ask the man who has run this tour bus company for 28 years. >> today compared to last year, 25% down. >> reporter: or ask his staff. >> we were expecting to fund the buses, make them a full bus. nothing happened. >> reporter: ask on the man who took on extra help and brought on extra stock in the restaurant in anticipation of the rush that never happened. >> it gives the message of avoid london. it will be panic and it will be madness so that's the message. we should have said, come and enjoy the olympics. >> reporter: not only have the regular tourists apparently stayed away, londoners are staying home as well, away from the restaurants, shows, or bars or they've left town. the surprising thing is this shouldn't be a surprise. it happens almost all the time. for cities trying to make a name for themselves, the olympics can be a draw, at least for the future, but for established world cities like london, there always seems to be a dropoff.
people scared off by security fears or by jacked up hotel prices, many of which were later reduced. yet cities like paris and new york, both of which lost out to london for these games, still seem intoxicated by the prospect of holding them despite the evidence. >> so there's a myth about the olympics that somehow just having them is going to solve all the problems of the city. the olympics historically have added to problems of cities, not solved them. >> i think what's happened is there were so many warnings about security, so many warning about delays in traffic that a lot of people avoided this. new york city is booming right now. our hotels are at record occupan occupancy. we are winning the olympics of visitors but london has the games. >> reporter: britain's prime minister is trying to solve the problem. >> come back into the capitol. come and shop. come and eat in london's restaurants and let's make sure that all of london's economy
benefits. >> reporter: britain's government and olympic officials are saying take the long view, the image created by these games will pay off in the end of the the businesses say that's well and good, but who's going to pay our bills now. >> good point. thank you, mark phillips. cbs news travel editor peter greenberg joins us at the table. it's tough to me, peter, to look at all the empty seats. a month ago you sort of predicted that this could happen. >> it wasn't a difficult prediction to anticipate. it happens every four years. they overbuild, overcharge, gouge, scare people away. 300,000 people who would be in london didn't show up. that's the regular tourist crowd. you can do the loss of planning and see what we're talking about. >> this happens every single time. they tell everybody to stay away. >> why is no one here? happens in political conventions as well. if you're a city planner and you're bidding for one of these and looking into it, what's your
recommendation? >> take a look for the past couple of olympics. when you look at the numbers, you're taking a look at budgets that got out of control. in montreal it took 30 years to pay off a debt that they incurred in 1976 for the olympics. in japan their budget was so bad they destroyed their records afterwards they were so embarrassed. they were destroyed. look at these numbers, 2.4 billion in atlanta. reasonable. 6.8 billion in sydney. in athens that $15 billion figure tripled the original $5 billion one. you can't ignore beijing. they had an unlimited budget and they exceeded it. they don't care. they don't have to account to anybody. >> look at the last two places where summer olympics were held. look at the shape athens and greece is in. beijing now in a rather serious slowdown. >> right. here's what happens. you overbuild. they built 16,000 rooms in sydney for an event that lasts three weeks. do the math. it becomes a buyers' market
later. in london hotels are slashing their rates between 30 and 60%. cab drivers are losing 40% of what they had last year. it is a buyer's market. for smart travelers going now or waiting until august 15th it even gets better because after everybody leaves, that doesn't mean somebody will step in and fill that void. it becomes a great buyers market. >> were there any residual benefits after the olympics are gone? >> there are. beyond civic pride and image, infrastructure. you get new roads, new buildings, new services. so there are things that are there that doesn't necessarily show up on a profit and loss statement but bottom line is cities do benefit in the long run infrastructure. >> you do realize it's not going to keep gayle and i away from rio. >> i've never been before. it is on my bucket list to go. >> believe it or not, brazil is looking to do this to fix the city. it's an excuse to get the place
ramped up. it's extreme home makeover. >> you think that's a bad idea, to say this is going to fix the city? >> no. it's a bad idea to think you'll make a lot of money from it. last year, the year before, next year or in 2016. >> so is there a potential for positive influence for a future tourist, say brazil? >> yes. you go before the olympics or after. if you go august 15th two days after the olympics are over, you own the city. you own london, whales, scotland, ireland. >> france? >> take a late vacation. >> put in a vacation and see what happens. >> airfares have dropped as well. you can get there. >> that's when you do it. >> in 2014 where the olympic interests are. another field trip, gayle. >> peter, you predicted it. >> i did. >> i thought, no, you have to be off. when i saw all the empty seats at some of the main events i couldn't believe it. i could not believe it. >> visa is reporting right now
that last year alone the visitors to the olympics spent $700 million on their visa cards just to go there. that's good news, right? >> yeah. >> put it in the overall picture, not enough. >> peter greenberg, thank you very much. david alan grier, he wasn't at the olympics either. why? he's packing in the big crowds on broadway. thank you very much. he'll be with us this morning to talk about the tony-winning "porgy and bess." we'll be right back. you're watching "cbs this morning." ♪ ♪ >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by purina. your pet, our passion. ♪ watch out, wishful thinking
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>> that's how we do it here at cbs. >> that's how we do -- what's wrong with good old-fashioned writing. >> nothing wrong with that. that was rashida jones who was here yesterday. she's making the rounds. i like it. marilyn monroe came from a small town and became a superstar. 50 years after her death, she's a bigger name than before. >> she's definitely making more money. we'll look at the monroe brand and how it's changing. we'll hear an inside story from one of her favorite photographers. >> it's a piece that you did, jeff. >> it is. >> are you smitten with her? >> i was and still am. >> there you go. we're back after this. >> your local news is next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
good morning. in some of that headlines the 42 a parole lee hernandez under arrest in san jose for assaulting police officers. two officers are tough to tried to pull over and the traffic situation on story road. she ran down an officer and hit another patrol car. the morning but the golden gate bridge making it difficult to find a man that climbed on to the south tower more than 12 hours ago. authorities think he still up there. the bridge remained open for cars in traffic slowdown because of the activity on the sidewalk which is still closed.
new bikes on bart policy kicked off this morning you can use the trip on friday the month of august normally they're banned from returning the commute hours that this is an experiment. the bicycles will still be banned from the first car and the escalators as well as the stations. the urge to avoid crowded cars as well.
delays continue along the 101 with the traffic alert @ with a. broken-down vehicles ended up in an accident in of gravel in the roadway but traffic backed up. used to 80 at as an alternate alternate. the cloud cover and fall to start the day towards the coast line. the fog a little more extensive beginning to just not break up in the valley and will be cooler. temperatures into the 50s all of the bay area getting near 60 in livermore and fairfield. this afternoon hot in some spots with 80s and 90s inland and '60s and '70s and other bay area. the weekend have changes with cloud cover molly rolling in making for beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
today on cable meets up, are male birth control pills a good idea? >> closed circuit, baby. >> we talk love and romance with country hit maker lee ann rhymes. >> garr sell bow vai all new on cbs. olympic champion ryan lochte says the best way to pick up a woman is to wink at her. >> this was in an article entitled "things that only work for ryan lochte." i've tried winking many times. i get pepper sprayed. >> winking doesn't work for everybody. >> i've been working on it. >> just fyi. >> not a good -- >> again, doesn't work for
everybody. welcome back to "cbs this morning." don't do that again. as we looked around the web we found a few reasons to make some long stories short "the new york daily news" says someone hacked the new york yankees page saying derek jeter will miss the season with sexual reassignment surgery. other bogus messages appeared. the company that runs those sites is trying to figure out what happened. long story short, it's not true. i saw derek jeter last night and he looked exactly the same, good. >> and you winked at him. our cbs station reports a chihuahua acted like a blood hound finding two girls lost in a forest. carly and lacy took their dog lucy for a walk and got lost in the woods. plaunched they were found after their neighbor's dog, bell, the chihuahua sniffed them out. lucy and bell now best friends. >> looks like a different kind of chihuahua.
the hollywood reporter asked international film critics to rank their best film. this year 848 experts put alfred hitchcock's film on top. citizen cain is number 2. >> cbs 42 reports that 92-year-old viola thomas has been named miss alabama nursing home. thomas defeated 63 other candidates for the honor putting her crown on the head was anna laura brian. she'll travel to other nursing homes to sharon her experience. >> the "huffington post" says olympian ryan lochte is a golden boy with the ladies. it has a compilation of posts that lochte has said. the best way to pick up a woman is to wink at her. women are evil. >> woops. >> being loved by one is still a worthy goal.
his mother says he believes one-night stands are the best. while his brother says they once watched "the notebook" together and ryan cried. long story short i'm thinking he might want to cry over the comment, one night stands are the best. >> one would think. >> your position? talk into the microphone. >> i'm still working on the winking before i get to the one nightstand. >> fair enough. fair enough. >> any list of great american sex symbols will have to have marilyn monroe on it. this sunday marks 50 years since her death at the age of 36. today we're taking a look back as her legend remains alive and well. today very lucrative. ♪ i want to be loved by you >> reporter: half a century after her death, marilyn monroe still needs no introduction, which is a good thing, because descriptions in words don't come easy.
movie stars to simple icons to cliche. ♪ diamonds are a girl's best friend ♪ >> reporter: consider the impossible task of choosing just one photo or one modern day celebrity who best embodies her. 50 years later marilyn monroe is an idea, a brand name. >> i actually think this could be one of the greatest brands in the world. she is as famous as any celebrity that's alive today. >> reporter: as famous as any celebrity that's alive today. >> big statement. big statement. yes. >> reporter: and an expensive one. in 2010 jamie salt ter's company, authentic brand, spent more than $25 million to acquire marilyn monroe's name and likeness. first priority, clean up the mess. >> she would have been extremely disappointed how it was managed
over the last probably 30 years. they licensed the brand for anything and everything and we are big believers that that's just not the way marilyn should be licensed. >> reporter: you're not going to see marilyn monroe on shot glasses or pens or on cheap t shirts? >> no. >> reporter: what you will start to see are monroe branded spas, caves, and high-end retail items. >> marilyn always balanced it so that she never came off as cheap. that's another reason i think it survives, her appeal. there's an elegance to it. ♪ happy birthday >> reporter: the makeover appears to be working. in 2008 monroe was ranked number nine on forbes list of top earning dead celebrities with an annual grows of $6.5 million. the next two years she didn't
even place. but when she returned to the list in 2011, a year after authentic brands took over and the same year hollywood released "my week with marilyn" she raked in $27 million. ♪ >> reporter: trailing only elvis presley and michael jackson. ♪ >> reporter: even so says photographer laurence shiler, no one managed the monroe brand like marilyn monroe herself. shiler worked with her in the early '60s taking photos that would become some of her last. >> she was a very smart businesswoman. she knew when to use photography and when to stay out of the limelight. you know, she knew the value of those five minutes in front of those troops. she understood the value of her brand. >> reporter: if you're contrasting the brand that she established versus the brand that exists today, how much
separation is there? >> quite a bit because times have changed. merchandising is different. in the days that marilyn was alive you had glossy magazines. the covers were the most important thing. and you had the motion picture screen, bigger, larger than life. there was nothing in between. >> reporter: back then the camera was king. unless monroe was around, then it played servant. >> the very first moment i met her she caught me in the mirror and she looked at me and she said, you know, where you're standing, you're not going to get a good picture of me. if you go over there you're really going to get a very good picture. i very sheepishly at 23 years old went over there. she turned and looked over the shoulder and look at the picture. it's a million bucks, right? >> reporter: yeah. >> i realized that marilyn monroe knew more about photography than 90% of the
photographers that shot her. >> reporter: shiler knows plenty about marketing monroe. >> look at the different marilyn's. >> reporter: in 1952 convincing her to sell nude photos to "playboy." in '73 organizing the controversial monroe book and this year releasing those photos of her near the end. >> she loved the images as she got older. she rejected less of them. and i think the pictures by photographers who photographed her in the last five years of her life, i think those are the images she would love the most. >> yeah. >> some of those images, right? >> she's still strikingly gorgeous, still. it's as if nobody wants the top earning dead celebrity. after all of this time people are still very taken with her. >> part of the renewed interest beyond the movie is this whole less is more thing that they're trying to do. it's cutting way down the number of licensing deals she's done
and only working with sort of a few select companies to sort of bring back the brand a little bit. that may be my favorite. >> your favorite picture? you know what i like, when you look at her body, she's a size 12, which is considered big by today's standards, but her body is so amazing. were you smitten before you did this piece? >> sure. everybody knows who she is, but the more you learn -- one of the things, some of the stuff you see, she might be portrayed as a bit of a mess, i think, at times. she didn't necessarily fully understand. when you do this and you appreciate just how much of a businesswoman she was and how much she appreciated what she need today do to maintain that brand. >> smart, smart cookie. thank you, jeff. david alan grier became a broadway star 30 years ago. now he's back on broadway in "porgy and bess
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ there he is. david alan grier co-stars in the "ger shin's porgy and bess." he won the tony nomination for the best musical revival. >> this multi-talented actor, comedian and author joins us in studio 57. hello, david alan grier. >> good morning. >> jeff and i were talking because we've both seen the play. we're supporters. >> thank you. >> we both said, who knew david alan grier could sing. i did not know this about you. >> my first job was on broadway starring as jackie robinson way bck in the '50s, you know, when
i was much younger. >> wow. >> now you're playing sporting life. when audra was talking about the preparation she did for the role. how did you prepare to play the line? >> you know what, it was research and a lot of talking. i'm serious, research. >> real deal? >> i mean, no. what i'm saying is just trying to find the truth in these characters, the truth in these scenes. what is really motivating this guy and listening to these tapes of real pimps who are talking about how -- you know, their background, their upbringing and how long they stayed in the game and what really turned them on. one pimp said really quick, he said he would sit at a bar and he would ask a woman, he'd say, buy me a drink. he said 99 and 100 women would tell him to go -- >> yeah. yeah. >> the one woman that bought him a drink, he said he already knew
her. uman psychology. that kind of stuff. i was like, whoa. >> buy me a drink. okay. >> how long had you wanted to do "porgy and bess" for? >> i didn't think i would be able to. i've been acting over 30 years. it's never been done on broadway in my career. i've done a workshop with the director. never worked with susan lori parks. never worked with audra mcdonald. it was just a confluence of vents that allowed me to be a part of this production. i couldn't say no. >> just when you said, david, though that you've been acting 30 years, let's think about your career for a second. does it seem like 30 years for you? >> no. >> when someone says i've been doing something for 30 years you think they're an old person. you are certainly not that. >> no. i feel like i have a lot more to give. i'm in the middle of my career. my first professional job was on broadway in 1981. i was the youngest member in that cast. now i'm not the oldest but done
a lot. >> that's okay. >> as gayle knows, i've been singing "in living color" song in preparation for your visit. >> it's true. >> look at the list of castmates on "in living color." >> look at my hair. that's even more impressive. >> that is very nice. >> who is that guy? >> jennifer lopez, jamie fox. >> yeah. >> did you know at the time what it would become and what it would mean? >> no, not at all. actually, i would sit in my dressing room. i remember, i told jim carrey, i was like, look, man. after this goes off air we have 18 months. people will forget about it. he told me, no, this is history. >> he did? >> he knew it. he said, people will talk about this forever. >> when i think about you i think -- >> the snap. there you go. >> yes. yes. go ahead, david. >> whoa. we were invented right then. literally minutes before we went on the air we were like, what
are we going to do? he did this, you did that. >> right before you went? >> absolutely. that's the pilot. that's the pilot. it was fun. >> so when you look back at that, what do you think? >> how much fun we had. how i never missed a day of work. >> isn't that the right way to feel? >> how we -- the same thing with "porgy and bess" i try to tell the cast and try to exude that, try and walk the walk, meaning be the actor that i would have looked up to when i was young. i love my job. i love my job. i can't wait to get there every day. >> you said you have a daughter? >> i do. >> when david sat down i said, do you have any children? i know nothing about your personal life. >> yes. i adore her. >> reveal her. >> my little daughter, 4 1/2, lu lu. she's seen the play 4 times. what do you like about the play? the first act? she goes, ahhh. i like the second act better.
she said, i like when you sing and dance nice. i understand. >> lulu at 4 1/2 going on 5, a genius child. >> she knows. >> congratulations to you, david. >> thank you very much. >> the play will run through? >> the end of september. >> we still have time. >> i saw it last night. it was fantastic. >> was there any person that stood out? >> i thought the guy who played sporting life was fantastic. ♪ hello >> we'll be right back. thank you, david. ,, [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to keep from driving all over for the best deals. you don't need to run around. safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. this week get whole seedless watermelons fresh off the farm for only $2.98 each.
theory surrounding her death. that's tomorrow on "cbs this morning saturday." don't you like when people come to the show and they have a sense of humor like david alan grier. as he's leaving, the one thing he wanted before he left was a "cbs this morning" mug. >> i told him he could have a half dozen if he wants. >> we were more than happy to oblige. it's been a very long week. i don't know about you. i myself am really looking for friday. i'll see you on monday. >> yeah. >> that does it for us as we look back at the past week. we wanted to show you the names of some of the people who brought you this broadcast. in the meantime, have a great friday, great weekend. jeff and i will see you monday. a new poll has good news for president obama. >> let's finish when we started. let's put the middle class back in the forefront. >> if it's just on the economy alone shall the voters do not believe he deserves reelection. >> his policies have failed to get america working again. my guess is he wonders why that is. >> mitt romney is back to the united states after a week long
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heard. >> humor comes from where? >> mostly up here. >> renaissance man. >> now is not the time to get the -- >> or lead a cleaner life. >> you're doing okay. >> as long as you're wearing one, go for the effect. >> cool. care to respond, mr. rose? >> i do not. >> he started driving heavy machinery, big trucks and tooting the horn. >> of course, i got to try this. >> i want to get away ♪ i want to fly away ♪ yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ >> it was a golden night at the summer olympics for gabby douglas. won the all-around title in women's gymnastics. >> you saw what an electric performer she was. first mary lou and nastia.
good morning. breaking news on the gold gate bridge. the traffic to started flowing again on the bridge but minutes ago officer shut down traffic both directions. a live look right now. in response to a man officers believe climbed on to the south tower more than 12 hours ago and i think he's still up there. the morning fog is making it difficult to find the man. the bridge is open to traffic this morning and at this moment the sidewalk is still closed. checking in to find out how it's affecting the morning commute. an overview right out of a map in the area as you work your
way toward the golden gate bridge. a very slow ride across the golden gate bridge but both directions are now open. you can use alternates in the meantime the centerfold bridges a good alternates. traffic travels in december to school with slow and go and both directions are open at this time. a quick accident northbound 101 a week dealing with an injury accident and the gravel spill and it's a traffic alert happening since 7:00 this morning with three light right lanes shut down. 280 is a much better choice.
good morning. we do have more low cloud cover and fog toward the coast line. the cool spot is on the coastline but inland lots of sunshine and plenty of four sunshine as we head through the afternoon. with the onshore flow will have cooler temperatures outside today with '50s and '60s right now and by the afternoon hot inland and 80s and low 90s in the interior with a lot of 67 is around the bay area at a lower 80s toward san jose. the coastline the fog continuing keeping you cooler temperatures and '50s and '60s. the weekend alonso cloud cover ruling and cooler temperatures.
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