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we believe that there are victims. >> certainly appreciate if they release the whole tape and so we could see all of it. >> one u.s. official put it simply we have got to do a better job at protecting the troops. >> u.s. faces a major policy change in afghanistan. suspending most joint field because in so many americans, they are being killed by the men they are training. >> french court has just issued court has imposed daily fine if those photos are not hand ed over. >> shaun white was singing the blues after police arrested him for vandalism and public intoxication. peyton manning played like an mvp last weekend and yesterday it looks like he needed some work. >> put our team in too fafr a hole. >> further proof you need to
stay hydrated. >> oh, sam, don't make him cry. >> i love that kid. >> i'm not sure you're ready for prime time yet with this interview. >> i'm not ready for prime time? wait. i'm in -- i'm in -- >> all right. >> and all that matters. warning from influential head of hezbollah movement. ban the film and have it removed from the internet. >> on "cbs this morning." >> we can't stop people from making movies that are stupid or grossly offensive. for instance, we made three "transformers." where were the mobs then? "transformers." where were the mobs then? where were the riots? captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." in an on dline video, romney sa president obama's base of voters believes they are victims who are entitled to government help. he said as a candidate he's not
worried about them. >> the obama campaign jumped on the statement calling it shocking. this morning, romney said the wording was bad, but not the message. jim crawford is covering the romney campaign and is in los angeles this morning. jan, good morning. >> good morning. good morning to our viewers in the west. romney will be leaving here in about an hour, heading to utah for a fund-raiser. the video posted online by mother jones is proving to be a distraction for a campaign about jobs. >> it's not elegantly stated, let me put it that way. i'm speak off the cuff in response to a question and i'm sure i could state it more clearly and in a more effective way than i did in a setting like that. >> romney appeared late monday at a hastily arranged news conference, addressing a video that surfaced of him earlier in the year the a fund-raiser. at event last may, romney was making a point that nearly half of all americans pay no federal income tax. he characterized them as obama
supporters who are dependent on federal programs. >> 47% who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. and they will vote for this president no matter what. these people pay no income taxes. >> reporter: romney stood by those remarks last night. he said people who pay income tax are not likely to be attracted to his message of lower taxes so his campaign is not focusing on them. >> the political process of drawing my people into campaign. my campaign is about helping people take more responsibility. >> reporter: the obama campaign blasted the romney individuvide statement and sent a fund-raising e-mail to supporters, saying the man who spoke these words, who demonstrate such disgust and disdain for half of our fellow american americans is the other side's choice for president of the united states. he wants to lead our country. in 2008, then candidate obama
spurred similar controversy when he was caught on tape at a fund-raiser making these comments about conservative voters. >> it's not surprising then that they get bitter. they cling to their guns or religion or antipathy towards people who aren't like them. >> now, of course, all of this is coming as romney is trying to talk about jobs. that's the point he was making here in los angeles. chamber of commerce, when he spoke to that group yesterday. this is a distraction now for him. he heads off to utah and texas. he has fund-raisers there. >> how troubled are they by this? >> they think this is unfortunate. not so much his underlying point, which doesn't really contradict his campaign message, but the way he said it. there's no plans now to really back off this, issue an apology. because it does kind of square with a lot of romney's message, which is that the president has a campaign that wants more government, big government. and people are becoming more dependent on government under president obama. that's romney's message.
what he said in that fund-raiser isn't really at odds at that. but as he said, it was the way it was phrased. >> thank you, january. with me now, john mccain's manager when he ran for president in 2008. welcome. >> thank you, charlie. >> how damaging is this and all these reports of dissension in the romney camp? >> the two are unrelated. everybody has the youtube moment in politics. you just described the obama youtube moment. and you'll have a roomful of votes where someone will be taking a picture. there's no such thing as a living room where you can sort of let your hair down. and the fact that he let his hair down with a group of donors and it made news isn't really news in itself. what he does with it will be crick critical. this is a character building moment. american public looks in at various times during a campaign. i promise you they'll be locking in this week.
it may be a fresh opportunity for mitt romney, the candidate, to try to connect with voters. this is an issue that has been relevant to him as a candidate and i think this is an opportunity that he can try to do better. >> you know, what's interesting about these moments, too, they're opportunities to learn more about just what the tax system is. what romney suggested is that 47% of americans pay no federal income tax. which is true. but it is also true -- we made a graph to help everybody understand. of those 47% who don't pay federal income tax, 28% still pay some sort of payroll tax. >> right. >> and of those that pay no federal income tax and no payroll tax, that's just about 18% of which a majority are seniors. and seniors vote for republicans. did mitt romney just insult many of the people who end up voting republican? >> i think, norah, you have fallen into the same trap mitt romney fell into, saying seniors always vote for republicans. they don't. >> i said a majority of them
vote for republicans. >> in some cases. so i think this is a gross overevaluation of the american elect orate. not half the american electorate is off the table. and i think everyone needs to take a step backwards on demographics. they change in every election. barack obama ran this election so far as a re-creation of the energy and excitement he had four years ago. it's probably not going to turn out that way for him. and mitt romney needs to open up his mind and his campaign's mind and say those voters that we thought we couldn't get reach to, you've got to reach out to them now. >> but are most republicans disappointed in the romney campaign so far? >> look, i think that it's endemic in every campaign that there will be highs and lows. obviously right now this is a bad day for the romney campaign. they have to pivot on this, roll up -- >> these times in which republican republicans are saying the candidate has to redefine himself. it was supposed to happen at the convention. >> i think he actually did a
good job of defining mitt romney, ann romney's speech -- >> what does mitt romney have to do now to say, this is me, and this is who i am? >> i think that the problem is that he was ready to launch into more of an articulation of his economic plan, which is i think exactly the right thing to do at this point in the election. now he will have to take a step back a little bit and say, you know what? the reason i have these views about my economic plan is because of who i am. he will have to double up that message a little bit. it's a little less defined. it may be the best thing he could have done, talk about himself a little bit more. >> let me ask you this. clearly there's something wrong with our tax code. i think all americans agree with that. why not then have mitt romney make what is an affirmative argument saying this is the tax code. it's wrong. i'm the candidate for tax reform? i'm going to be able to work with republicans in congress, which barack obama has not been able to do. and i went back and looked at mitt romney's speech from the
convention. he never said the word tax reform in his speech. shouldn't the republican candidate be the candidate who embraces tax reform? >> norah, there's no question that our party probably spends as much time as any party in history talking about the failed tax system that we have. you're right. >> why not be the champion of tax reform? >> i think that part of the elements he has talked about are. you can't talk about deficit reduction without having a component of tax reform. you can't talk about changing entitlements without knowing that you're going to have an impact on the tax reform. >> he didn't say that last night. >> that's just semantics. if you believe that the only time people understand you're talking about taxes when you say tax reform, then you're right, he probably should use that more often if they believe that's an issue. you have to remember, too, he has been under enormous assault from the obama campaign on his own taxes, on his own tax issues that have probably born into some of that rational as to why they don't like to talk about tax reform in that context.
it's not in a vacuum. you can't just say, this campaign started today and right now we're going to take a look at it from that perspective. you've got to take it in its entirety and realize that this is a pretty well formed campaign, part of what mitt romney talked about is what everybody thinks about, which is we're pretty widely divided. >> thank you, rick. >> thank you. >> rick davis, thank you. new violence in afghanistan's capital this morning. militant islamic group is taking credit for an attack calling it revenge for an american-made film that mocks the prophet muhammad. kitty, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. 7:00 am local time, ramming a car packed with explosives into a mini bus full of foreigners. we believe these were aviation workers on their way to kabul international air force base. the blast was so intense that all the passengers were killed instantly. eight south africans were on
board and eight locals were killed in the explosion as well. militant group has claimed responsibility for this attack, saying it targeted foreigns in retaliation to the controversial anti-islam film. this group hasn't carried out attacks of this kind in the past. they also use quite unusual tactics, a female suicide bomber, which hasn't been done here in the past. and also it's quite strange. women here don't usually -- what we've seen in afghanistan in recent days is a wave of violence and very angry protests over the film in kabul yesterday morning. people here are worried, will there be more of these attacks due to the film or was this one incident? >> kitty, thanks. the pentagon has stopped most of the field operations that nato and u.s. troops conduct together. it follows the attadeadly attacn
americans. david is at the pentagon this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. u.s. and nato forces in the field fighting alongside afghan forces have now been called back to headquarters. this so-called suspension of partner operation is, as you said, a response to increased threat of insider attacks. 46 times this year, afghan soldiers or policemen have turned their guns on the nato troops who are trying to help them. 51 have been killed. most of them american. joint choefs chairman general martin dempsey calls these insider attacks a very serious threat to the campaign. until recently, the american ambassador in afghanistan, ryan cro crocker, put it differently. >> i think we underestimate at our peril a resilient enemy finding a new mechanism. >> reporter: he could have said
the same about the attack on camp bastian which left two marines dead and eight fighter jets destroyed, the most destructive attack of the entire war. it began at 10:00 pm friday when 15 enemy fighters dressed in u.s. army uniforms cut their way through the outer wire and blew a hole through the wall of the heavily fortified base. arm armed with automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and suicide vests, they split into teams. one went from the carrier jet fighters, another for the fueling stations and a third for the helicopters. within 30 minutes, the damage was done. although it would take another two hours before a quick reaction force killed 14 of the attackers and captured one. na tch nato and afghan troops will still work together in headquarters and training and on those special operations, night raids. the bread and butter of afghan and na tchto troops patroling s by side has been suspended unless an exception is granted by a commanding general and no one is willing to say how long
this will last. >> david martin, thank you. retired general richard myers, senior security analyst is with us, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> how much damage has been done to the u.s. effort of these attacks, both on the planes and the continued attack. >> time will tell. as our military leaders have said, this is temporary in nature. there will be some operations go ing on by permission only by higher authorities. so i think -- the best you could read is the temporary setback as both the u.s. side, nato side and afghan side try to do a better job of vetting who these people are, that are given guns and are close to our troops. >> general, given this dramatic shift in policy, how will this affect our plans to withdraw from afghanistan? >> the whole plan for
afghanistan, of course, is based on training and equipping the afghan army and police. if you can't work with them in the field and continue that training and teach them to operate appropriately, then they could set that back. 2014 is the date, of course, when the president is set to pull out the majority of our troops. so, potentially, it could have a serious effect. i think we have to wait and see how this plays out and how the afghan government -- how general allen and the nato forces respond. if they go back to the kind of training they were doing before this order came out. >> if i hear you correctly, general, you're saying if these attacks continue they may have to change the 2014 date to later? >> well, you know, that, of course, would be up to nato and the member countries. but, you know, the strategy was to get the afghan forces to a place where the army and the police could control the
insurgents, particularly the taliban. so they could not threaten the afghan -- >> that's an open-ended question. if you can get them to the point before we can leave, and you can't get them to the point, you're in a quandary. >> you're right, charlie. that's what's troubling about where we are now, this temporary suspension of the ability to operate with our afghan counterparts is problematic in reaching that 2014 goal, seems to me. >> general myers, thank you. good to see you. >> good to see you. an update on the chicago school strike. teachers are expected to vote this afternoon on accepting a new contract. the strike has kept 350,000 students out of class for seven days. if the teachers don't vote yes, chicago mayor raum hm emanual ws a court order to bring them back to work. the hearing is scheduled for tomorrow if there is no settlement. it is time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. "new york times" reports the white house is preventing young immigrants from getting
insurance under the president's health care law. hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants that came to the united states as children could stay. now they've ruled they will not be eligible for medicaid or the children's health care program. private detective agency carried out a burglary for the news of the world. the tabloid closed last year because of britain's phone hacking scandal. police reports showing the detective agency broke into the home of a newsyworthy londoner to dig up information. a growing crackdown on the online bullying of teachers. new york declared it a crime to post comments online that torment students. los angeles times say preorders of the iphone 5 broke a record. they took orders for more than 2 million iphone 5s friday, twice as many as the iphone 4s last
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a lot of people are watching the national zoo's panda-cam this morning. they are hoping to get a new look at the new baby panda born less than 48 hours ago. >> we may have a hard time seeing it, but we can certainly hear the panda. we'll find out how mother and baby are doing. that's on "cbs this morning." your local news is next.
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beautiful weather here in california. this past weekend i was driving around all weekend with my top down, felt like kate middleton. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> prince william and his wife have won their fight against the first magazine to show topless photos of kate. the court ruling came down just a short time ago. mark phillips is at buckingham palace. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah, charlie. well, the palace fired a full legal broadside at the french magazine which published those pictures of the half naked princess. they appear to have hit their target. the magazine has been injungted against the magazine. a fine of about $13,000.
and that's just the beginning. >> the public has already pictures. it snapped them up. newsstand operators in paris say they've sold out. a lot of the magazines bought, this man says, by british tourists who can't get access at home. the magazine is already a collector's item. closer, the french celebrity and gossip glossy and chi owned by former italian prime minister silvio burg scone any saying they were harmless, taken from a public road even if the couple were on private property and the greatest justification of all, that the public wants to see them. william and kate prefer to be seen this way, performing royal duties as they've been doing this week in the south pacific. it's all smiles and glad handing here. but their lawyers have been playing hardball asking the french courts to fine "closer"
magazine more than $13,000 a day if they don't stop distribution of the pictures and about $130,000 if the photos are sold on in france or anywhere else. there have already been serious consequences for the irish newspaper who published the pho photos. the editor suz spended by the english publisher who was threatening to close the paper down. this episode is the first real test of william and kate, of the always delicate relationship of the royals and the press from whose prying cameras william is even more determined to protect his wife. >> at last there's a sense that we have a prince standing up for his bride in a way charles never did for diana. the person who is going to try to ensure it doesn't happen is william. he's got most of the population of britain behind him. >> reporter: this is really a clear legal victory for the palace and for william and kate. the french publication as well has been ordered to take the
photos off its website, not to distribute them any further. this is more than they, in fact, could have asked for. of course, the photos are already out there. >> mark, will it stop the further publication of these pictures elsewhere? >> reporter: well, that's very much the message that's being put out, ha the full weight of the palace and the full weight of the law will be brought against any publication that violates the privacy of the royal couple. william is very determined to keep what happened to his mother from happening to his wife and is prepared to go to the courts to support that. >> mark phillips, thank you. ford made it through the recession without a government bailout. we'll ask ceo alan mulally about the company's new project and if he believes china is putting up roadblocks to american car companies. you're watching alan mulally show you his car. also you're watching "cbs this morning." [ bee ] it is coming.
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i read that the apple executive who designed the iphone just bought a new $17 million mansion in california. if there's any justice at all, he'll find out that the new house isn't compatible with any of the furniture from his last house. this morning, the obama administration is accusing china of cheating on trade rules to help its auto industry. >> the united states complained to the world trade organization monday that china's subsidizing companies that made cars and auto parts. with us this morning, alan mulally, ceo of ford motor company. we're pleased to have him here. welcome. >> glad to be with you. >> what do you think of this move by the obama administration? >> i think it's really important that we comply with the world trade organization world based trading rules. i think it's a very important step. it's key to all of the companies worldwide. >> and you also support their effort to raise emission standards. >> well, clearly, fuel
efficiency is a reason of bias. especially harmonizing in california. both co 2 and miles per gallon. we are very supportive of the trend that we've established. >> you've got this ford fusion. >> we do. >> this new car. >> we do. >> is that driven by customers wanting more fuel efficient cars, or is it driven by those fuel efficiency standards that charlie just talked about, the government saying we've got to change the way our cars are made. >> well, it absolutely is driven from the customer point of view, because in the last few years, fuel efficiency has become the number one reason to buy, whether it's a small vehicle like a fiesta or a fusion like we're going to introduce today or an f-150. i think most people agree that they'll pay more for fuel going forward, so fuel efficiency is
the number one reason to pipe. >> this is good business for you. >> this is fantastic. i think that's why we feel so good about the fact that we have worked together to have regulations that are in line with what the customers really do want. >> how important was the auto bailout for the american car business and for workers in detroit? >> well, charlie, we've talked about that before. that was such a critical time for our country. as you know, in ford's case, we had a very comprehensive plan before the economic slowdown and fuel prices were moving up. so we were well on our way to create an exciting ford. we made a decision to even testify on behalf of our interrupt competitors at the time because we felt that it was such a critical time for the industry and the united states economy that if we wouldn't have helped out temporarily, that we could have had the united states slip from a recession into a depression. so looking back, we thought about it a lot. would we do the same thing again and testify on behalf of our
competitors? i think it was critical to our country at the time. >> and you didn't need a bailout because you borrowed a lot of money earlier. >> we did. we went to the banks in 2006 with this plan to create a full family of vehicles to transform ford. the banks loved the plan. they loaned us $23.5 billion. and charlie, i'm just so pleased now that based on the strength of this product line, we have now repaid all of the $23.5 billion now. >> so you're riding a high here. and there are talks that you're ready to retire. >> really? charlie, what is that about? >> what's that rumor? >> well, you know, clearly -- >> a succession is in place that you may announce the new chief operating officer is mark fields. you want to make news here now? >> no, there's no news to be made. but clearly ford is a very important company for our country. the automobile industry contributes nearly 12% of the u.s. gdp. so i know everybody is very interested in the leadership of
ford. but i have absolutely loved serving ford. >> you're not going to retire any time soon. >> i'm not going to retire any time soon. >> are you announcing anything about mark fields any time soon? >> no announcements. i love serving ford. >> is the american automobile industry to be competitive on the world market? because i just saw a thing about your sales are down in europe, for example. >> well, this is really important because one of the neatest things about this last six years for ford is that the changes that we have made structurally now allow us to compete with the best car companies in the world. i'd just like to say again that what we have done with the unions with the uaw, with our dealers, with everybody associated with ford, we have fundamentally restructured this company so that now we can compete with the best companies in the world. so it's just such an important thing for the united states also. >> how do we compete against china? >> well, china is a great -- first of all, it's a great market for us. as you have covered very well. the chinese market is even
larger than the u.s. market today. we have a very good partner in china. we really implemented henry ford's original strategy. we have a growing operation in china. charlie, to your point, europe clearly is an issue for all of us. it's biggest decline in the economy in the market that we have ever seen, but we'll continue to deal with that like we have in the past. >> i just have to ask you about this story in the journal a couple weeks ago, which was the ford-150, the f-150, the most popular truck. that you're going to start adding aluminum to make the actual shell of the car lighter and more fuel efficient. when is that going to happen? >> well, we have been adding more aluminum. i can tell you as an airplane person, aluminum is very durable and strong. it brings a reduction in weight. and so clearly, back to fuel efficiency again and durability and quality, we'll see more and more of these allies going
forward. >> on a broader political question, do you believe america is regain its manufacturing ability? >> charlie, this -- you know, this is so important. and that's why -- well, it's one of the reasons that i decided to leave boeing and come to ford, because i really thought at the end i was being asked to serve a second american and global icon. it's all about manufacturing with the big m. it's so important. no country has ever had a strong robust economy without a strong manufacturing base. 70% of all the research and development in the united states is associated with manufacturing. so, you know, advanced technology, creating value, creating things that people want. i think it's so important. that's why i was so pleased to participate in the south korean free trade agreement because it's so important that we have trading rules that are fair and equal around the world. and i think with what we have done in the united states, we now have the opportunity to properly grow. we just announced for the new
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female panda, delivered a surprise late sunday, a cub. not yet visible because he or she is so tiny, but very audible. >> we saw or heard squeals that are indicative of a cub. it's a very distinctive sound that the panda cubs make. >> nicole maccorkle, one of the panda keepers, says the new cub, which looks similar to this chinese born cub, weighs in at no more than four ounces. the panda house at the national zoo is closed. turned into a maternity ward. and that's good news for momma bear mei xiang. when we were here three weeks ago, the zoo wasn't even sure she was pregnant. and she faced the threat of being sent back to china and being replaced by a younger, more fertile female. this is all we'll see of mother and cub for several weeks, and it may take longer than that for zoo veterinarians to get a good look and determine its gender. the new arrival won't go on public view until late this year
or early next. but here's a sneak preview. a panda born in the san diego club last july getting an exam by the zoo's vet. washington's new panda has no name yet. the custom is to wait a while. >> we'll follow the chinese tradition of waiting for 100 days. >> reporter: all the pandas in the u.s. are leased from china. under the terms of the agreement, the new cub will go back to china after four years. until then, look for him or her on the zoo's panda-cam. for "cbs this morning," bill plant in washington. >> amazing photos. >> that panda-cam is great. certainly for kids to learn more too about the national zoo and pandas. >> the word "cute" was made for pandas. >> well said. virgin group ceo richard branson is setting out for new adventures in space. he'll be here to tell us how he and his daughters intend to go there as early as next year. we'll talk about the future of space tourism. ,,,,
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it's 8:0 it's 8:00 a.m. welcome back to "cbs this morning." governor mitt romney clears the air after secret videotape is released and prince william and kate make one more stop in the pacific after winning a court fight over those topless photos. but first, here is a look at what's happening in the world and what we've been covering on "cbs this morning." >> it's not elegantly stated. >> new headache for governor mitt romney's presidential campaign. in an online video romney's says president obama's base of voters believe they're victims entitled to government help. >> this video secretly filmed at a romney fund-raiser is proving
to be a big distraction in a very big presidential race. >> how damaging is this? >> everybody has their youtube moment in american politics. this morning -- this so-called suspension of partnered operations is a response in to the increased threat of insider attacks. >> this temporary suspension with our afghan counterparts is problematic in reaching that 2014 goal, seems to me. prince william and his wife have won their fight against the first magazine to show topless photos of kate. >> defense publication ordered to take the photos off its website, not to distribute them any further. of course, the photos are already out there. >> are you like me? are you sick of the royal family? >> i can hoola hoop, but i don't know about darts. whoo! >> today is rosh hashana, the jewish new year.
it's hebrew for "i have no writers today". i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. republican presidential candidate mitt romney is in damage control after a magazine revealed a secret video showing him making controversial comments about americans. jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in los angeles. >> in the comment he made at a fund-raiser, they were secretly recorded and posted by "mother jones." here is what romney said at that fund-raiser. >> 47% who are with him who believe they're victims, who believe government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they're entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it, and they will vote for this president no matter what. these are people who pay no income tax. >> romney called a hastily arranged press conference to defend his point. >> it's not elegantly stated. i'm speaking off the cuff in response to a question.
i'm sure i can state it more clearly and in a more effective way. >> the obama campaign quickly jumped on the comments romney made at the fund-raiser saying it was shocking he would say such a thing about 47% of americans. but the romney campaign is defending that point. saying that fits in with his message that the president wants to see a bigger program, putting people more dependent on government. as romney said, it was just the way he said it. jan crawford for "cbs this morning" in los angeles. an islamic militant group says a suicide attack in afghanistan this morning was revenge for a film mocking islam. the target was a van carrying foreign aviation workers. at least 12 people including eight south africans were killed. the islamist group warned of more attacks. meanwhile u.s. and other nato troops stopped patrols with afghan soldiers and police after several were killed over the weekend. earlier we asked former chairman
of the joint chiefs of staff colonel richard myers how this could affect u.s. plans to withdraw at the end of 2014. >> the whole plan for afghanistan is based on training and equipping the afghan army and police. and if you can't work with them in the field and continue that training and teaching them to operate appropriately, then it can set that back. 2014 is the date, of course, when the president is set to pull out the majority of our troops, some left for other support activity. potentially it could have a serious effect. >> this is a serious statement by a former chairman of the joint chiefs to say if they can't train the afghan police, then they have a real problem meeting the 2014 deadline when you have that growing attitude and feeling in the american public about afghanistan. there's a real question as to what might happen. >> it will be interesting to see if the white house weighs in on that comment. >> not only a setback for 2014
when we're supposed to withdraw forces but also our drawdown of forces. by the end of this month we're supposed to be down to 68,000 troops. what about the next deployment order? will we have to keep that large number there to continue to train these forces or work this whole thing out? >> absolutely. >> to be continued for sure. the latest "newsweek" magazine is getting a lot of attention for its provacative cover. but it may not be the attention they were hoping for. the headline reads this "muslim rage: how i survived it, how we can end it." it was written by a muslim activist meant to spur discussion of the anti-american protests. instead people all around social media are ridiculing it. thousands went on twitter with mock indignation giving reasons like "there's no prayer room in this courtroom" and head and shoulders still doesn't make a conditioner. monday night football had a deplay of game because of replacement officials during the
denver-atlanta game. the first quarter took more than an hour in part because the refs too so long to make up their mind. that was just the start. >> the ruling on the field has been reversed. >> throws and he's nearly interce intercepted. >> pass interference on denver. >> john buck in disbelief saying that the ball was tipped. >> the ruling on the field has been reversed. the ball was tipped. >> we've got two reversals in the first quarter. at least we're getting it right. >> no! >> let's see if he got them both in. >> he dragged it. >> the ruling on the field has been reversed for a touchdown denver. >> now the administrator of the game, stops the official on the side. >> matt ryan says they've gotten very on the ropes. this administration is more than just where the ball is spotted. it's ruining the momentum of the game. it's affecting the outcome.
>> the game took nearly 3 1/2 hours. the falcons ended upbeating the broncos 27-21. >> can you imagine the referees sitting at home going, gentleman, guys, keep doing what you're doing, someone will call us back. >> hello roger goodell. >> that's right. apple stock is getting a lift because of record setting sales for the iphone 5. pre orders for the new phone hit 2 million in the first 24 hours, doubling the previous record set by the iphone 4s. on monday apple's stock hit $700 a share for the first time. >> gold medal snow border shaun white faces charges of public intoxication and vandalism, accused of pulling a fire alarm at a nashville hotel at 2:00 in the morning, forcing all the guests to evacuate. police say white destroyed a hotel phone. they say the 2006 and 2010 olympic champion appeared to be drunk and tried to leave the
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finally yesterday, three astronauts returned to earth after spending over four months in space, which explains their first word when they returned. "what the hell is honey boo boo? ." >> a lot of people are asking that question. on "star trek," captain kirk called space the final frontier. for richard branson, it's virgin territory. >> richard branson joins us now. welcome. so give us a sense of what this is going to be like. not only your company, but others are trying to inhabit this space. >> i think as a person, i'm certainly biased. i think it's going to be absolutely incredible because finally people -- you know, ordinary people -- and i know $200,000 is not the ordinary person, but in time it will be ordinary people, will be able to have a chance to become astronauts, go into space. >> and look at the world from a distance. >> and look at the world from a distance.
i think that's just the beginning. i think over the next 20 years, we will take literally hundreds of thousands of people to space and that will give us the financial resources to do even bigger things. >> the irony about this is here's a guy who founded an airline that's been successful, who then got interested in balloons because he wanted to create world records. now that's not enough, he wants to go into space. >> why is it so exciting for you, sir richard? what do you want us to see and what do you want to see when you go? >> i think there are only 500 people who have ever been into space. they are the privileged astronauts, and yet if you ask the public, eight out of ten would love to go to space. and so i think first of all, we just want to enable people to become astronauts and experience it. but that will then give us the resources then to put satellites into space at a fraction of the
price, which can be incredibly useful for thousands of different reasons. >> is this more your sense of adventure or your sense of being a very good entrepreneur? >> i think that my approach to business is simply a love creating things. and then i try to make sure that it ends up paying the bills at the end of the year. so it's much more my sense of adventure. >> are you prepared to go up with the first group? >> i'll be going up with my children on the first flight next year. >> your son and daughter. do they want to go? >> i talked with them four days ago. they love adventure. >> we have come to the point where nasa and all that they had done -- ground for private entrepreneurs to go forward with space? >> yes. it's interesting, you've got a democratic party who have decided that -- let's now let the private enterprise take --
>> you mean the obama administration. >> the obama administration. i think they're absolutely right. i think that the private companies can do it at a fraction of the price. >> and do they have the resources to do it? >> yes, they do. i think that we will -- when transatlantic airline travel started in the 1920s, just a few very wealthy people took it. and in time the price came down. >> it's one thing for two hours, it's another thing to go to mars. >> in my lifetime, i'm determined to be part of starting a population on mars. i think it is absolutely realistic. it will happen. >> to start a population on mars, which means? >> it means p-- >> inheaabiting mars. >> won't be able to spend a lot of time outside. >> you also say you see the day coming that we can get from the
united states to australia in two, two and a half hours. how, and when do you see that happening? >> again, i hope in my lifetime, definitely in my children's lifetime. the engineers that are working on the space program are itching to get to work on point-to-point travel. we will in the not too distant future due point-to-point travel at the fastest times ever done. pushing people out of the u.s. atmosphere and back down again. and obviously we've got the challenge of trying to make it affordable. >> the affordability part. because you mentioned $200,000 is not. >> you start there, and then once you've cracked the technology -- for instance, with our spaceship, we had to throw away the rocket after every launch. very quickly we'll have a rocket which will do a thousand trips per rocket and that brings the price down dramatically. >> let me turn to the airline business. what's wrong with american
airlines? >> they're not at all like virgin america. >> want to understand your sense of why they're having to merge one after the other in order to survive. >> first, i don't think they do have to merge one after the other to survive. if they get their quality right, they'll survive. everybody knows the quality of the u.s. carrier is pretty abysmal buy and large. and so the mergers have been allowed by the authorities. >> if they wanted to travel with gps and with internet and with live investigation, they ought to be able to do it. >> they should do it. i don't want them to do it because virgin america has the leg up, but -- >> i have to cut this.
good morning. and headlines in alameda county far from recovering this rain from cuts to this lake after an early wave fire at a san leandro restaurant just after 2:00 a.m. at the tequila grill and east 14th street downtown. the fire may have started at dempster right behind the talk correa. a special day for bisexuals in the city of berkeley today that city council will consider making berkeley the first city in the country to proclaim a bisexual pride day that would be separate from gay pride day bisexuals and are often shunned by the gay community. a family hoping for signs of a cent to man the disappeared
look at the san mateo bridge westbound 92 is very slow just past the toll plaza with an earlier stall and lanes and up to its jamming up the works. our live sensors looks like a lot of people headed southbound 880 pass that 90 to exit for the dumbarton bridge. a live traffic cameras if you're crossing the nimitz right now northbound 880 heavy conditions is to pass the coliseum because of a stall approaching 29. starting out with low, cover and fog around the bay area very thick approaching the coast line staying gray all day long and the temperatures outside in the '40's and 50's and i think by the afternoon become mostly sunny except for the beaches the '50s and '60s their but inside the bay area sunshine but " whether in said the bay area. stain similar in the next couple of days.
today, christina applegate. >> with big surprises you could win. to have hundreds of people telling me, you changed my life. saved my marriage. not me, but god. they're telling me you can't help but leave sunday afternoon -- >> help me understand what's happening right now, joel. >> you know, what it is is --
you just feel very -- i told you i was a cry baby. but you just feel very rewarded. very humbled. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." pastor joel osteen spoke to cbs about his ministry in 2007. his weekly broadcast is watched in more than ten million american homes and 43,000 people a week attend services at his lakewood church in houston. >> he is also a best-selling author. his new book is "i declare: 31 promises to speak over your life." joel osteen, good morning. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> this is your fourth big book. why this book? >> well, you know, norah, a lot of people have had negative things spoken. they weren't raised in a good environment like i was. they get up every day, and they don't realize, but they're speaking defeat, i'm not attractive, nothing good happens to me. so i wanted to give people 31 declarations, something they could do each day, just to speak
faith. speak victory. speak that this is going to be a good day. i believe it sets the tone for our day. >> so you take us every day of the week, there's something that we can look in the book and pull. you said starting when you look in the mirror. you say hello, you handsome thing. that's actually something in the book. what do you say? >> i like to get up and first thank the lord for another day. to recognize that each day is a gift from god. i mean, it's easy to get the day started off saying oh man, it's raining, i don't feel like going to work. my football team lost. if you start the day negative, you're going to draw in negative. so i like to say lord, i want to thank you. this is going to be a great day. thank you that i'm alive. thank you for your favor. thank you for your wisdom to make good decisions. just starting the day off in that positive frame of mind. >> but what happens, joel, if so many things are going wrong in your life and you know getting up, i can't pay the bills. i lost my job. i'm in a bad relationship. the kids are acting crazy. i mean, how do you turn that around and make that into something positive?
>> you know, it's hard, but the alternative is you get bitter and you just sink down into that deep hole of depression. i do think the first thing you have to do is find what you can be grateful for. i don't have a job, but i have health today. i can breathe without any pain. whatever it is. and sometimes it's hard. but i think if you can just find something to be grateful for. i mean, all of us that live here in america, the places that i'm sure we've all traveled. we can feel very blessed just to have peace and security. so i think you have to start -- you have to get your words going in the right direction or your life is just going to continue to go the wrong way. >> it's interesting, you say that your words going in the right direction. you write in the introduction, you say the key is you've got to send your words out in the direction you want your life to go. how do you do that? >> well, i think you just -- i believe that it's just important that you get up each day and just declare -- don't speak negatively over your life. how many people have i heard say well, joel, i'm slow, i'm clumsy, i'm not as talented as
you. you can't speak that over your life. every one of us is made in the image of god. we all have our own gifts and talents. i'm not saying you have to say it to other people. but in your mind, in your car, there's nothing wrong with saying i am talented, i am approved, i am valuable, i'm going to have a great day. that's the kind of thoughts that should be playing in our mind all day. >> in this "60 minutes" clip that we just showed, you clearly got very emotional. when you start thinking about what you've accomplished, 43,000 people come to your church. people say he didn't go to seminary school. there has been some criticism about that. sometimes they'll say his message is too sunny. what is it about you that you think inspires so many people? and what do you say to the critics about how you do what you do? >> well, gayle, i never planned on doing this. for 17 years i was behind the scenes running camera at my dad's church, doing the production. that's what i thought i would do with my life. but when my dad died and i stepped up to pastor the church, i never dreamed this was in me. that's why i feel very overwhelmed because i'm the least likely one.
>> where did it come from? >> well, i believe that god puts it in you and sometimes it takes god to push you into -- out of a comfortable situation to bring out what's in you. so when my dad died, i knew i was supposed to step up and pastor the church. never dreamed the church would grow, but that's why i think i felt overwhelmed. i wouldn't get up and make the announcements and now i speak to millions of people. that's why it's easy for me to tell people god's got great things in store. when i first started, i was so scared. i was scared to death. i would get in the mirror and say joel, you are well able, you are anointed, you are called to do this. i just talked to myself and it changes your attitude. >> evangelicals are a powerful force in politics. can i ask you what you think of this presidential contest? >> well, i think, you know, it's an interesting contest. it's a difficult time for america. and so we just -- i support -- i admire the candidates for running and the president and mitt romney for running. it's a hard job.
pray for our leaders. >> i've watched you for a long time and i've noticed you avoid politic. you don't talk about who you support. why is that? >> the reason, norah, is i feel like i'm called to reach the general public. and you start dividing yourself saying i'm a democrat, republican, whatever. 50% immediately don't agree. and i want to throw a broad message of hope to everyone, not somebody turn me off because of my political preference. >> what is your message for both the candidates, as you see it's been a very acrimonious political season, for both sides. >> for both sides, sure. i think my message would just be to keep it as civil as possible. i always like -- doesn't always happen, but to take the high road. let's treat each other with respect and the honor that every person deserves. people are passionate about politics. >> do you talk to both of the candidates? >> i have never met governor romney. but i've spoken with the president before. just as a friend and as somebody
that prays with him. >> did he call you? >> no, i attended one of his functions he w >> i attended one of his functions at the white house. >> so you will be voting on election day? >> i encourage everybody to vote. we all have our views and people of faith. we all have faith. some people see it different than others. the main thing is vote. i think once we vote, swallow the pride and support who is in office and pray for them and appreciate their service. >> joel, congratulations. "i declare: 31 promises to speak your life." goes on sale today. what do you think about the topless photos? >> it's a shame that is out. >> he goes, i don't think i'll touch that. i'll accept that. that might be the least exciting thing to happen to the
arnold schwarzenegger is in the news. arnold schwarzenegger has written a new book about his affair with his hispanic housekeeper. and the book is actually called "total recall." [ laughter ] that's true. that's true. in response, she's written a book about their affair called "alien vs. predator." [ laughter ] it's been a big day already for prince william and his wife kate. we told you earlier they won a court battle in france this morning over those topless photos of kate. >> now the young royals are making the last stop on their asian tour to tuvalu, one of the world's smallest countries.
that island hasn't see a member of the royal family in decades. >> reporter: it seemed that much of the population of tuvalu, only 10,000 people in total, turned out to welcome the duke and duchess of cambridge today. they were carried on an elaborate homemade throne. the colorful scene was reminiscent of one 30 years ago when prince william's grandmother, queen elizabeth, visited this nation. back then, the queen and prince phillip were paddled ashore from their royal yacht. they were carried up the beach and right down the street in their respective canoes. just as the queen seemed relaxed in 1982, william and kate appeared totally at ease today. in fact, the topless photo scandal seems so far from these shores that a rather unusual photo on yesterday afternoon didn't seem at all out of place
to the folks there. back in europe, the grainy images of a topless kate hit more newsstands, while lawyers for the royal couple sought criminal charges for breach of privacy against the french magazine and the still unnamed photographer. today marks the last full day the of the couple's nine-day journey through asia to celebrate the queen's 60 years on the throne. kate, whose wardrobe has been a constant source of commentary, really got into it today, and so did the prince. both with a not so subtle nod to native dress. the royal couple got right to their royal duties, chatting and smiling to the delight of those gathered to catch a glimpse. this tour was designed to test and to introduce this young couple to the world as the next generation of royal diplomats. but with a release of those photos, they'd be tested in ways they never imagined. for "cbs this morning," seth doane, the solomon islands.
>> a big ruling in their favor. we were saying that i love how he is fighting for her. that he's making it clear this is a line you >> this is a line you cannot cross. >> a big win in court and many people in england are saying the prince is going to court to protect kate the way some say his mother was not protected from the paparazzi. the new novel talks about the 20th century. we talk with the best selling author next on "cbs this morning." [ female announcer ] you want family dinner to be special. dad, we want pizza. you guys said tacos.
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in the middle east, africa, and even asia. this shows unrest spreading to more than a dozen nations. >> no one was freaking out when egyptian state television aired a movie about the most insulting movie ever invented. did the jews get revenge by burning embassies? no. >> ken follett's international thrillers range from world war ii thrillers to -- >> ken follett, good morning. >> you did not get a bad review in "the new york times." it says grippingly told and readable to the very end. >> terrific. >> i have read "pillars of the earth," "world without end." you produced another big one. i guess these are -- the reason
i like this trilogy is it's historical fiction. they are fictional characters. but you take us through history. and like this book. >> well, when i'm thinking about what to write, i always say i've got to give people something that they can't get on tv. because television drama is terrific, isn't it? it's well written. and it's easy. and i want people to read a book, so there must be something there they can't get in a more easy way. so as well as a great story that keeps people involved and turning the pages, i like them to put the book down and think well, i learned something from it as well as having a great ride. >> yes. >> that's how we view this show. >> it's synergy. >> do you worry about the translation? because i too read "pillars of the earth" and then watched the movie. do you worry about the translation of your books from the written word to the screen? >> always. >> do you get nervous about that? >> it's terrifying. because i've been so careful to
make sure that there are no boring bits, and the plot makes sense and it's logical, and that the story moves at the right pace, and then i have to hand it over to somebody else, a script writer and a director, and they might not be as careful as i am. sometimes they are. and "the pillars of the earth" was a great miniseries. but sometimes they do a bad job. and i'm sitting there, when the miniseries "lie down with the lions" was on tv, we were watching it and my own children left the room. that's how bad it was. but we all have the option. writers could say no, i'm not going to sell the film rights to my book. nobody ever does, though. >> what are the common themes that unite this book and the common characters and their experiences? >> well, it's the story -- the whole trilogy tells the story of the 20th century. i see that story as certainly the main theme is people
fighting for freedom and against tyranny. "the winter of the worlds" is about the second world war, but it's also about the spanish civil war and the situation of the soviet union. >> you mean the revolution in 1917? >> by the time of winter of the world, we're now at the height of stalin's power in the soviet union. so my russian characters, some of them are working for him and some of them are resenting his regime. so that's the overall theme, that this struggle that people had. early in "winter of the world", there's a riot in london, which really happened. it's called the battle of cable street, in which the british fascists tried to march through a jewish neighborhood in london. and the people of east london came out on the street and stopped them. even in london, we had a battle against fascism. >> who does the research? >> i do.
i do it all. i do have somebody who helps me find old books and old maps, photographs and film. but i have to read them myself. i look at them myself. and if i interview people, i do the interviews myself. other people wouldn't know what i was looking for. >> the beginning of the book, which i'm just starting, is the beginning of the rise of hitler and it's getting into world war ii. you interconnect all these families. how do you do that? how do you come up with all of these different families and bring them all together in a trilogy? >> well, it takes a long time. >> i know. i was waiting for the sequel for a few years. >> it is complicated to work out. and the challenge is integrating all these people into the history without giving a history lesson. because it's a novel, it's not a history lesson. so that's the challenge. and i spend a long time planning. more than any of my writer friends, i spend between six months in the year planning before i write chapter one.
and that's when i do the challenging task that you mentioned, weaving all the characters together. >> but is the writing easier once you have all that set in motion? >> yes. >> the command of language. >> yes, it does make it easier. what i'm trying to do is i'm trying to make sure there's never a moment when you think okay, now i'll close the book and go to sleep. so there's always got to be a new question in the reader's mind. whenever one question is answered, there must already be a new question so that people are thinking oh, my goodness, i wonder what's going to happen next. >> joel osteen was here and he was talking about the power of your words and the power of your thoughts. so here you are, you're starting as a newspaper reporter. were you thinking i want to be a great writer, i want to sell a lot of books? or is it all because of a broken down car? >> you've heard that story. i wanted to be -- as a young man, what i wanted to be was editor of the "times." >> "the london times." >> yeah.
and my car broke down. broke down radically, as they say in california. and i couldn't get it fix. but i had a friend who had written a report on my thriller. >> and was doing okay, huh? >> and he got 200 pounds from his publisher. and 200 pounds was what i needed to fix my car. so i thought i'm going to write a thriller. my first wife mary, when i told her this, she said oh yeah. >> notice he said first wife. >> the next book? >> the next book is called "edge of eternity" and it's about the cold war. starts in 1961. >> and goes until? >> 1989, the year that the berlin wall fell and the cold war ended and communism came to an end. >> ken follett, thank you. "winter of the world" is the book. we'll see you tomorrow right here on "cbs this morning." ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
good morning. and headlines on this tuesday this morning occupy protestors voluntarily took down their tense the san francisco justin herman plaza and police given them until six this morning to disassemble their pit pitched tents. the protesters were cooperative. surveillance of the occupied oakland protest last fall stayed within the federal rules they did not intrude on the liberty of privacy law buys abiding citizens the civil liberties union revealed this month documents obtained through the public records request include fbi reports. contra costa county officials to a working on contingency plans in case of a strike in the criminal justice system.
the public defenders and the deputy district attorneys of both prepared to walkout over a salary and benefit dispute. union leaders say the strike they will stay out until they get results. in the forecast it was a little cold today. temperatures below average even the afternoon hours. the local covers to get around the bay area this morning trying to break up. low cloud cover. we are running below average till the end of summer. temperatures this afternoon not bad with most of sunshine '70s and '80s inland the cloud cover link years on the close coastline and the next several days of very similar.
and northbound 880 and is still really heavy traffic conditions passed the oakland coliseum drive time half-hour between 238 in the maze and 580 to oakland jammed up as well. further south southbound 880 to approaching the parkway and accident blocking one lane. the cemetery bridge moving better westbound 92 it was a hot spot. the bay bridge thinning out a bit but still backed up it's beyond the first over crossing have a great day.