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♪ good morning. >> i'm vinita nair. here are a few stories we'll be looking on on "cbs this morning saturday." president obama speaks out in a personal way about the death of trayvon martin. the heat wave is in much of the united states, but cooler weather is moving in in some places bringing in powerful storms. and the world is waiting on kate. why some think the royal baby won't come till august. and the sounds of diplomacy, why some say the first national youth orchestra is making brown
snarl bear international barriers that much and more on "cbs this morning saturday" saturday, july 20th, 2013. captioning funded by cbs hello, everyone. welcome to "cbs this morning saturday." lots of news. in addition we've got great tips for you. >> one of the world's most influential and creative chefs is here. here's how he went from jewelry design tore running one of the most famous kitchens in the country. and here with songs from the latest album "heartthrob." but we begin with a remarkable moment at the white house, having waited nearly a week after the shooting death of george zimmerman and trayvon martin, president obama speaks out. jeff pegues has more. >> reporter: good morning, vinita. it was one of those occasions where the president weighs on
race one of the topics he's been criticized about not talking about enough. >> trayvon martin could have been me 35 years ago. >> reporter: in a surprise appearance in the white house briefing room, nearly a week after a jury found george zimmerman not guilty, president obama weighed on the verdict. >> i think it's important to realize that america is looking at this as a set of experiences and history that doesn't go away. >> reporter: six jurors acquitted george zimmerman in the shooting death of trayvon martin. the verdict drew criticism from african-american leaders and prompted protests in some cities. >> there are very few african-american men who doesn't have the experience of being followed shopping in a department store. that includes me. there are very few african-american men who haven't had the experience of walking
across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. that happens to me, at least before i was a senator. >> reporter: while the president waited to tackle the issue of race attorney general eric holder didn't hold back. addressing the naacp on tuesday, he talked about how this issue hit close to home. >> trayvon's death last spring caused knee sit down to have a conversation with my own 15-year-old son. like my dad did with me. as a father who loves his son and who is more knowing in the ways of the world, i had to do this to protect my boy. >> reporter: in a statement on friday, trayvon's parents applauded the president. and said they were grateful he took the time to speak about their son. zimmerman's defense team also released a statement. quote, while we acknowledge the racial context of the case we hope that the president was not suggesting that this case fit the pattern of racial disparity. because we strongly contend it
does not. the president asked that the public respect the jury's decision but he as called for a closer investigation of the stand your ground laws. for a closer look at this significance, we're joined by douglas brinkley. he joins us from poughkeepsie new york. doug good morning to you. >> good morning. >> it's significant for a president to make remarks like this. could we call it historic? >> it certainly was historic. you have the first african-american president weighing in on a case that took part in florida. i think it elevated trayvon martin's story to the annals of history. in many ways this president has been a constant grief counselor. we flash back to newtown or tucson or aurora he always seems to be hand holding. at this particular moment he
used the term "black folk" he was speaking to the rest of america how it is seen in florida. >> this was a speech in that he got very personal and said this could have been me 35 years ago. there's some talk is he choosing sides? you're a historian, how will history remember the speech? >> well i think he split it down the middle in the sense that he kind of let the judge and the jury off the hook from getting any heat. i think the aim now is on the florida law, and, you know this notion that you can carry a weapon around like this and stand your ground. so you may see in the upcoming midterm elections, democrats of saying no more stand your ground laws. we've got to get rid of this. this is a pro of governor scott of florida. it's a product of right wing extremism. so this is a political statement at the very end of the line. it comes at you as a personal sentiment.
and barack obama had to comment on this. imagine what history would say if he did stay quiet. there was a drumbeat for him to come out. i think you will see larger numbers at the digital 100 going around america because it's not that presidential opinion >> talk about this to say that any other predecessor to talk about race in america doug people are waiting for him to to come forward, more so than say, president clinton or president bush even president reagan >> you know i spent a little time with president obama talking about history. and he wants to make sure that he does the right thing for the african-american community. meaning when he gets criticized by jesse jackson or somebody it stings particularly strongly for this president. but he's been able to keep about 85% of the african-american population. it's a group struggling in the economy. they're behind their man barack
obama because he knows how to talk to that community at the right moment. that speech was first and foremost i think aimed at keeps his base happy. look, this is a man speaking from the heart. he just really is bothered by trayvon martin. i think we have to feel it's emotional for all americans, particularly, for all americans, that verdict in florida. >> thank you for your comments. during his remark the president sha the nation shouldaid that we should evaluate the way we protect our neighborhoods. and now to the extreme and persistent heat wave in much of the eastern united states. and the storms now moving in behind it. for the past week millions of americans have sweltered under a blanket of heat and humidity all the way from the western great lakes to the northeast. >> it's really been unbearable. amtrak in fact had to slow some of its trains because heat expanded the rails threatening
the stability of the track. gushing fire hydrants provided the only relief available to overheated kids in chicago. and coney island the big apple, set a record for electricity usage as folks cranked up the a.c. but things may be changing. let's get more on the heat wave and what is coming in next in meteorologist jeff ghirardelli. jeff, it can only get better. >> you and millions of americans feeling some relief. and certainly more tomorrow. it's been oppressive heat wave. tomorrow, day seven of temperatures 90-plus and heat indices. feels like temperatures 100 to 115. one more day of oppressive heat from philadelphia, to boston to washington, d.c. where heat warnings are in effect. temperatures will exceed 90 degrees along that i-90
corridor. it's going to stay hot for the next few days in the plain states but look at the relief. some relief temperatures drop to get 80s. those will move to the northeast during the date tomorrow. speaking of moving to the east, the strong line of showers and thunderstorms moving into ohio and pennsylvania right now. that's going to cool it off later on today, but with the cool weather there is a threat of severe weather from columbus to new york city late in the day to boston. we're probably going to see strong gusty winds and the potential for hail. when all said and done tomorrow, instead of temperatures in the 100s, it will be near the 80s. >> jeff, thank you. thunderstorms hit las vegas friday creating flash flooding and trapping tourists inside of casinos. wildfires are burning across several western states this
morning, one of the biggest is in the san jacinto mountains near palm springs, california, spreading to 32,000 square miles. the town of idyllwild is in serious danger. that is where teresa garcia is. >> reporter: good morning to you as well. this town has been evacuated for four days now. now another 700 year homes are ready to go too. this mountain fire has continued to spread albeit slowly in the days past, that's because of a change in the weather. we've got slightly cooler temperatures, also a touch of rain and that could bring some relief. day five of this explosive blaze brought some relief to the firefighters ton the line. >> humidity we are hoping that brings cooler temperatures so
it's not so dry and not a tinderbox ready to go. >> reporter: some mountain communities were reopened while others were put on alert for possible new orders to go. >> first thoughts are, you don't think it's going to be that bad. all of a sudden, the wind changes. >> reporter: 29 aircraft are battling the flames and for most of them this is home. >> aerial hazard with power lines along the highways. >> reporter: the gardner cattle ranch saved by firefighters in the early hours of the blaze is now the helicopter staging area. >> we tell them if we're not here, open the gates and start spreading out. because they need a place to land. it's private. and is this off the road and close enough to the command center. >> thank you very, very much. >> thank you are you kidding me. >> reporter: the gardner family opened its land shortly after the fire started on monday. and like the flames the air traffic has only grown since then. >> it's like it's choreographed, which it is.
they go in they give they go up, they drop. they land. they refuel. they go, they dip. >> most of it is accessible by aircraft. they're basically what's saving a lot of the areas and communities from just being inundated completely. >> the fire is still only 15% contained. and for now, the crews are holding the flames to a line that is just a couple miles outside of this mountain town. i can tell you, along with the cooler temperatures the problem is we could start to get the threat of isolated thunderstorms and with them erratic wednesdays which is certainly what firefighters are. mike vinita. one year ago today, shortly after midnight a gunman entered a packed movie theater in aurora and started shooting. in less than ten minutes, a dozen people were dead or dying and dozens more wounded.
on friday the attack on newtown elementary school observed a moment of silence for gun laws. and nearby voiced their opinion for that. >> our opinion on firearms and personal freedom, citizens would hav tool the at their defense. >> joining us now from denver is a survivor of the shooting and an anti-gun activist. steven barton. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> you suffered a lot of injuries. it's remarkable to see that you don't have any facial injuries. more than two dozen pellets. what do you remember from that night in the theater? >> i visually remember the whole night. most in particular the screaming, the chaos, the smoke, just holding my neck and feeling the blood rush out of me.
>> your life and everybody's life connected to this tragedy has changed so dramatically. let's start at the beginning here. what brought you to colorado in the first place? it was kind of by chance that you ended up in this particular theater, right? >> that's right. i'm originally from connecticut. right next to newtown, actually. and i was in the middle of a cross country bike trip with my best friend. we were visiting someone we knew in aurora innocently decided to take her out to the movies. that's when our lives were turned upside down. > all three of you, the other people you were hit, you were all in this movie theater? >> just the friend we were visiting. thankfully the friend i was traveling with he was not hit. >> your life has so dramatically changed. in fact for you it's become empowering, hasn't it? >> oh absolutely. when i was recovering from my wounds, i started reading more. and learning more about gun violence.
and kind of the more i learned, you know, the fact that thousands of people every single year in this country, are murdered with guns. and that there are loopholes in our laws that allow guns to get in the hands of criminals. the more i learned about these horrifying facts, the more compelled i felt to get involved and seek it out, about gun violence and how we can butter prevent the sort of tragedies that i had to bear with other people. >> given what you've been through, it's easy to see how you've become an activist steven. i'm curious you mentioned that bike ride. what are the plans for that? will you be continuing it? >> we really hope so. our plans are up in the air. at the end of this summer, we really planned to. it was a life-changing experience all on its own. we met such amazing people. and really saw the best that our country had to offer, you know before we ended up seeing the worst our country has to offer in that theater. >> steven barton thanks for
taking the time with this morning. our thoughts are with those recovering still one year later. thanks so much. >> thank you. an investigation is under way into the death of a woman on a roller coaster at six flags over texas amusement park near dallas. park officials have not confirmed the details, but eyewitnesses say the woman fell yesterday from the ride known as the texas giant. also yesterday, a boat in the shoot the rapids water ride flipped over at the cedar point amusement park in sandusky ohio. seven people were injured. officials in san francisco have confirmed that one of the victims of the asiana airlines crash was struck and killed by a fire truck responding to the scene. they say the 16-year-old girl a student from china, survived the crash and ended up on the tarmac. but firefighters may not have noticed her because she was covered in fire-fighting foam. more than 300 survived.
in boston the last of the boston strangle murder cases has been solved. officials say dna has confirmed that he killed mary sullivan in 1964 and responsible for the deaths of ten other women in the 60s. at one point, disalvo admitted to the murders but later recanted. in michigan a state judge has ruled that the city of detroit's bankruptcy filing violates the state's constitution. the state's attorney general is set to challenge that ruling before a federal judge next week. as of now, it's the largest municipality in the country to declare bankruptcy but as mark strassmann reports it's the people detroit that have the most to lose in this showdown. >> reporter: detroit has an $18 billion debt and residents still don't know whether the city has hit bottom. david sole retired last january,
he's worried pensioners like him will get trampled in bankruptcy court. your retirement is on the line. >> my survival is on the line. >> reporter: detroit owes creditors money that it doesn't have. the motor city is running on fumes. 60% of its residents have left since the 1950s and its unemployment is 16%. michigan governor rick snyder. >> this is the time to say enough is enough in terms of the downward trend of detroit. 700,000 people of detroit deserve a better answer. >> reporter: they're offering a deal to get big banks to accept 75% of what they're ode. but municipal bond owners could end up with pennies on the dollars. and city workers owed $9 billion opposed this bankruptcy the most. you've been picketing and protesting. that's not how you planned to spend your retirement? >> you decide what's important
and do what needs to be done. >> reporter: a federal judge has a prove along with scores of creditors for "cbs this morning saturday" mark strassmann detroit. this week house republicans voted for the 38th time to repeal or downsize president obama's health care law. >> obama care is bad for america. we're going to do everything we can to make sure that it never happens. >> you know "washington post" columnist dana milbank noted what congressman john dingell said during the debate at one point when he said einstein's definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different result. >> if obama care was workable why did the president announce that he wasn't going to enforce the employer mandate? why did the white house decide
that well, we're not going to verify people's income when they come to the exchanges? why? because they can't. >> you can, of course see all of bob schieffer's interview with speaker boehner on "face the nation." israel has agreed to a longstanding palestinian demand to denounce peace talks there. secretary of state kerry said friday that the two have laid its groundwork to resume talks as early as next week after a three-year stalemate. he said the deal to revise peace talks is not final and requires more diplomacy. well perhaps, you've been wondering why hasn't the royal baby arrived yet? i know you have. you have lots of company. the world media is wondering, too. one who is watching even more closely than most is royal commentator ryoya mika.
good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. >> i know it's hot. there's a lost people camped tout see what's happening. what can you tell us about the situation right now? >> reporter: well frankly, much cooler conditions today than the last two weeks, everyone has been camped outside. at the moment everyone is still waiting. we believe william and kate have moved from the family home in buckingshire up to the palace overnight. we believe she's knew anytime now. really, the waiting goes on. we hope to hear something the next few days. >> and it goes on and on. what's kate's family saying about the pregnancy? everything she says everyone hangs on to their every single word, right, ryoya? >> reporter: you're right. they've been a you have mummers
mummerings from them. we haven't had much talk about the baby. everyone is camping out at the house in bucklebury. >> and quite patient too. thank you very much. >> you eyes on that baby. >> whole world. well it is about 22 minutes after the hour. and now here's a look at the weather for your weekend. coming up say it ain't so major league baseball gets ready to lower the boom on a dozen top players for performance-enhancing drugs. and later, vacation alert. the best state and national parks you may not know about. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday."
i change my mind all the time. >> last thursday i didn't like you and now you're okay >> moving towards love. >> let's just talk about where have you changed? where you have evolved? >> well, i'm looking at policy the way i always do. what's best for the country. i don't think a civil war over marriage is best for the country so i would like the states to decide what kind of a society they want. so if mississippi wants a more traditional society and they vote to keep marriage between a man and a woman, i'm fine. if vermont wants to be a progressive paradise and they want gay marriage -- >> leave it to the states. >> leave it to the states. i was outraged that california vote for traditional marriage and then the supreme court finds a loophole to overturn that
vote. that's not what america is about. i don't believe that because if that were true, then mrurpluralists would, mormons, i do respect that gay people want to be treated like everyone else i understand and respect that. but let the states decide. >> liz cheney has said freedom means freedom. it's similar view, it's up to the states. >> and dick cheney too. >> do you believe that a future republican nominee for president will have that view? >> sure. i think we're a secular society now. whether that's good or bad, that's debatable. the more mainstream, the more people that the republicans can appeal to will be good for the party. >> do you think that's better for americans? >> yeah, i think the economy i
if trayvon martin was of age and armed, could he stood his ground on that sidewalk? and do we actually think that he would have been justified in shooting mr. zimmerman because he felt threatened? >> president obama speaking yesterday about the shooting death of trayvon martin following the acquittal of george zimmerman a week ago. welcome to "cbs this morning saturday." i'm vinita mayer. >> and good morning. i'm maurice dubois. and the scheduled visit to washington and a sit-in at the florida capitol in tallahassee,
as well as nationwide debates over neighborhood watch groups. some communities like ash bury park seemed to have struck a balance. stepanek asbury park is a beach time. 1.4 square miles of residents and boardwalk concerned about safety. >> occasionally we stop and talk to the kids. we talk to adults. just see how things are going. >> reporter: lawson june is the leader of c.o.p. citizens on patrol. a group of citizens who serve as eyes and ears for the asbury park police department. >> we just try to let them know what we have here. we're not the enemies. we're not police officers. we're just committed to people trying to do a job. >> reporter: c.o.p. members spent ten weeks training with police on how to watch out for
trouble like an open door on an abandoned house or irrattic trouble. michael casey san officer. >> our citizens are not armed in any way. they do not carry handcuffs. they do not have arrest powers. they're merely an observe and report organization. >> if we find any problems we will contact the asbury park police department and they'll take it from there. >> reporter: neighborhood watch groups have existed since the early '70s but they've received extra scrutiny since the shooting death of trayvon martin by neighborhood watchman george zimmerman. >> if he would have listened to what the dispatchers told him to do then he wouldn't have put himself in that situation. our citizens are trained not to exit the vehicle and put themselves in harm's way. >> reporter: tom gilmore is the director of economic development for asbury park. he's organized groups with police for a new group that has
drawn as many as 40 people. >> i think people are concerned about crime in the city and want to do something about it. >> reporter: unlike c.o.p. gilmore's organization will not patrol the streets. he doesn't worry about any negative stigma about this group. >> neighborhood watch say proven very successful program. to really prevent crime in any city, you really need to get the community involved. and that's what neighborhood watch does. >> and in order for neighborhood watch groups to be considered official, the organizers must be in contact with the local police. the law enforcement says that collaboration is key to a successful program. major league baseball is preparing to suspend more than a dozen players, including some of the biggest names in the game over performance-enhancing drugs. former mvp alex rodriguez of the new york yanks and ryan braun. good morning, sean.
if people haven't been up to date, tell us about buyiogenesisybiogenesisy. >> yes, biogenesis is a now defunct agency down in miami. tony bosh who presented him as a doctor but isn't really a doctor. about 20 names are being kicked around including alex rodriguez and ryan braun. mlb has followed up on an investigation of their own and we're kind of in a waiting game to figure out when mlb will hand down suspensions. >> with the normal drug program, there's tests and then the mlb will handle it. in this case that have a paper trail saying they did it. you wonder if they had enough. and if so are these guys actually going down? >> yeah mlb has a confident stance right now.
the feeling you get coming out of their office including a-rod. it's reported that a-rod has met with them. he's shaken about it. he's the guy that everyone is focused on. but there are other players. bartolo colin, nelson cruz in the texas rangers. that's a tricky spot. do you suspend them now and mess with the pennant races. >> the guy responsible for giving the drugs, tony bosh he's cooperating with the league but it begs the question is he credible as a witness at this point to say these guys are using drugs? >> yeah there's a few problems the fact that he presented himself as a doctor. also, major league baseball sued tony bosh for interfereing. is he cooperating because he's in a bind and he has to say something. you've got a perfect witness,
but paperwork is paperwork. into we here a drumbeat of scandal after scandal. it begs the question just how clean is baseball? how dirty is it? how much is real? >> the cheaters are on the offense >> who's ahead? >> i would give it to the cheaters. that's the reality that fans lives in. >> certainly, you wonder if these suspensions could go into lifetime ban. sean jeffries thank you. >> thank you guys. now, here's a look at your weekend weather for your neighborhood. >> announcer: this weather
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a real concern for many people. but we're not so good at actually managing money. 32% put together a monthly budget on spending. here to get thoughts on it professor at polytech. good morning. >> good morning. >> 32% sounds like a big number right? >> isn't it? i was shocked a third of americans. and the question is do you really keep track of all your expenditures? that many people saying yes. >> the answer is maybe kind of, though. >> well here's the trouble, the data shows those more likely to keep a budget are those who make more money and have higher education. budgets would make sense for folks to make less money >> what do you think would make it easier for family to follow household budgets? >> well there are two parts, the two parts are, of course, how you spend, outlay and what's
coming in. that's changed dramatically for our generation. wages have gone down due to inflation 3% or 4%. so not as much coming in unemployment risks, especially a dual-income household, you've doubled your risk of unemployment. fixed costs have changed determining how much of your budget is taken up in housing, transportation health care child care. to the '70s and '80s. close to 50.% of your money. our fixed expenses have grown so much. no plan. >> you have way for people to start a budget. >> motivate is key, right? the inlay, we don't have a control over how much is coming in, at least in the short term that you can make more money. but what's going out, you've got to have motivation.
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♪ i need a vacation ♪ our country's best known national parks such as yosemite and yellowstone are jammed by visitors each year. there are parks across the country along with thousands of state parks. cbs editor peter greenberg is here to tell you. i'm shocked to hear there's 400 parks and one within stone's throw of new yorkers that you stay is great in the winter around summer. >> it's bear mountain state park. only an hour and a half north of manhattan. first of all, it's a great day trip. second of all, it's hiking biking, fishing, swimming and totally uncrowded. and the cool thing in the winter, as you mentioned, they have skiing and ice skating. very cool. >> very beautiful pristine
views. sort of the same as congerene park. you said it's a bird-watcher's paradise. >> it is. people say i don't want to the go there. wrong. great ozone forest. you mentioned the birds. they have great bird-watching, especially for the nocturnal birds. >> let's head to south dakota, 40 miles south of mt. rushmore you have another pick >> more than 2 million people go to mt. rushmore. enough with the statues. i'm sorry, four presidents good-bye. see you later. 40 miles south, guess what you get? the same great black hills of south dakota but one of the longest caves in the world. that's a cool thing. it's a great labyrinth, a great
stalactite. >> there lodging? >> there's some lodging. people on't realize, within every state park you'll find that. >> let's talk about utah >> utah's got five national parks. wedged in between them you've got dead horse state park. talk about great views. look at that. 2,000 feet above the colorado river, there's no surprise that's where they shot the final theme of "thelma and louise." so people do know the park. >> are there any animals you have a chance to see if you visit that area or mainly known for the rock formations? >> known for the rock formations. >> let's talk about the sequoia national parks. >> they're home to five of the ten largest trees in the world.
we're not kidding. look at that you can drive the car through that. once again, you've got state parks nearby. you can actually rent cars and drive through them. not just any cars model-t fords. and camp the way it used to be done. and others nearby guess what you get to enjoy it without the crowd. >> i have to also think that choosing a national park or a state park benefits the pocketbook also? >> it does. these are affordable destinations. you don't have to be like bear mountain. you can do three or four-day trips. it's not ka-ching ka-ching. >> do have you to do any reservations? >> some state parks they do. others don't know about them. >> peter greenberg, thank you for the tips. i want to go to a national park. >> there's almost 400. you better get knowing. up next.
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launched a new album, something known as a handshake event. for the most admired. $30 buys you a cd and a chance to spend a second or two with the young girls. he said i bought multiples with a chance to meet them. >> reporter: just take a look at the numbers. last year when japan surpassed the u.s. in sales of music. a whopping 82% of the market was cds and records. in the u.s., it's just about a third. it's not just musicians happy about the sale. another beneficiarience, a music chain, tower records, japan. their flagship in tokyo bills itself as the world's largest music store. several years after the u.s.-bounded telerecords went belly up. its former japanese subsidiary is on a tear. 84 stores and counting.
part of the reason japanese remain attached to cds. this ceo says japanese have a deep fondness for collectibles. also listening to the radio is not popular in japan, so we're used to buying our music. cheap music downloads will eventually pressure even the japanese market creating fanatically loyal fan bases companies argue will help to keep the cash registers ringing. for cbs news lucy craft, tokyo. >> i can't remember the last time i bought a cd can you? >> but it's harder to private with a hard copy. coming up next wise guy drama at the trial of whitey bulger. but the man who said he was bulger's killing partner had to say. >> for some of you your local news is next. the rest of you stick around.
you're watching "cbs this morning saturday." ♪ why did you choose to do a show about the newsroom? >> i really love workplace dramas. and a newsroom felt like an exciting workplace. one where you could tell a variety of different kinds of stories. but the reason why i said the show in the recent past the reason why it's historical drama is not to show the pros here's how you should have done it a year and a half ago. i don't have anything approaching that level of sophistication to do that. the reason why i said it in the recent past i really like the dynamics with the audience. >> here's what interests me. you said this you said i don't know anything about ratings and i've had the ratings to back that up. if i were the president of cnn,
i'd put the smartest people in the room and ask this question what would a utopia use show look like and then i'd ask, what is stopping us from doing that? i want to ask is "the newsroom" your ewe taupian use show? >> no here's why i don't know enough to make a utopia show. the difference between doing the news is like drawing a building and building a building which is to say, they're almost unrelated. >> thing i like about the show it's so topical. when you look at the news the zimmerman verdict, the asiana plane crash, waiting for the royal baby do you see any of that makes its way into season two of the "the newsroom"? >> it would be season three. and first of all, no one's asked us to do a third season. >> would you like a third season? >> of course, who wouldn't.
more in your eyes ♪ hope your weekend off to a good start. welcome to "cbs this morning saturday." i'm maurice dubois. >> and i'm vinita nair. coming up tales of brutality and murder in the whitey bulger trial. from a mobster who admits to joining bulger in some of the killings. down the drain. how one australian winemaker dumps billions of gallons of wine because of sales in the u.s. and carnegie hall revives the national youth orchestra after more than 70 years. all of that straight ahead but we begin with president obama's remarkable response to
the jury's decision in the murder trial. president was affected by the death of trayvon martin jeff pegues with more. >> reporter: good morning, maurice, when the president discusses race people take notice, his comments almost a week after the zimmerman verdict have a lot of people talking in part because the president got really personal. >> when trayvon martin was first shot, i said that this could have been my son. another way of saying that is, that trayvon martin could have been me. 35 years ago. there are very few african-american men in this country who haven't had the experience of being followed when they're shopping in a department store. that includes me. but we should also have confidence that kids these days i think have more sense than we did back then.
and certainly, more than our parents or our grandparents did. and along this long difficult journey, we're becoming a more perfect union. not a perfect union. but a more perfect union. >> the president did not delve into the specifics of the zimmerman case after all, there say justice department investigation underway. but he made enough of a statement that the defense team fired out saying it took courage for our president to address the zimmerman case. while we acknowledge the racial context of the case they say we hope that the president was not suggesting that this case fits a pattern of racial disparity because we strongly contend that it does not. the president believes that race relations in this country are improving. he used his daughters and their friends as an example saying
that their generation each successive generation, he said seems to be making progress in changing attitudes. vinita maurice. >> jeff pegues at the white house. thank you very much. while much of the eastern united states continues to bake under high temperatures and high humidity the thermometer reaching well into the upper 90s all week with heat indexes making it feel hotter. the heat wave stretches from the northeast but good news the relief is bringing cooler air. new york city will have one more day of 90-plus temperatures. a local power company reporting it broke an all-time record for electric usage yesterday afternoon. let's get more on this breakup of this long running heat wave from meteorologist jeff berardelli. i like being the bearer of good
news finally. this is for a lot of folks, 90-plus degrees, with heat indices well over 100 in some places, 115. and what it feels like a cold front is headed here and it will cool things down dramatically. a big dome of high pressure, really three quarters of the country with heat. the jet stream locking all the cold air up in canada. finally, that's taking a nosedive to the south. and heat relief is on wait starting today in the great lakes and into the northeast and ohio valley especially during the day tomorrow. today's high temperatures still above 90 degrees from the i-95 corridor from boston down to new york city richmond and raleigh. notice it will stay hot across the plain states for several days. but it is cooling down in chicago. in detroit the problem with the cooler air butting heads with the hotter air, we're going to see severe weather in the northeast from the ohio valley straight into places like albany, new york city and
boston. we're expecting to see wind gusts past 60 miles per hour in some spots and the possibility of hail. but temperatures dropping around 81 degrees. 81 in chicago. 83 in pittsburgh. 88 in philadelphia which is still hot. it's not cool but it's certainly some relief. and in boston we're talking a very refreshing 80 degrees as we head into the day tomorrow. so some relief is on the way starting today and especially tomorrow maurice, vinita. >> jeff berardelli at wyoi-tv. thank you. las vegas and casinos recovering from 70-mile-per-hour winds and thunderstorms battered the city. house to of people lost power for a time. streets were flooded. and part of the caesars palace and casino. the roof collapsed under the weight of that rain. and customers had to leave when the rain started pouring in.
and a wildfire raging in southern california thousands of people are still outside of their homes with fires battling winds. it's in the san whatjacinto mountains in palm springs. >> reporter: good morning, vinita. 6,000 have evacuated from this usually bustling little artist town and now another 700 nearby homes are under warning to get ready to go, too. crews are holding the flames to a line just a couple miles outside of the town. but fire officials are worried that erratic winds could push it this way. the so-called mountain fire is 16% contained and it continues to spread this morning, although more slowly than in days past because of the change in the weather. slightly cooler temperatures and a touch of rain so far could bring some relief. but on the flip side there's a threat of isolated thunderstorms and erratic winds. that's a wildland firefighter's
worst enemy. more than 3,000 firefighters and aircraft are battling the flails some of which are at 8,000 feet elevation. it's full of tinder dry trees and vegetation. this has become the state's largest wildfire. season and fire officials say it's hard to know when they'll get this under control. california has declared a state of emergency. what this has done is freed up funding for more coverage. and it's already cost $11 million. vinita maurice. >> teresa garcia in idyllwild, california. there will be memories in aurora colorado a lone gunman killed a dozen people and injured 58 people. barry pederson is there with more. >> reporter: good morning. today is going to bring back tough memories for a lot of people. especially those in the theater
and hurt. we met one shooting victim who made it his life's work to turn an experience into something so meaningful. >> it was so loud. >> reporter: marcus weaver shares that night. how his friend rebecca wingo was killed and he was wounded in the arm by shotgun pellets. you can survive that he tells others they have hope of surviving tough times and tragedies in their lives. what is it you wanted for yourself to come out of this experience? something good? >> i feel like my life has this new purpose to continue to help people in any way i can. >> reporter: helping by reaching out. he now co-hosts a radio program called "changed people changing lives." and tells prison inmates how he changed his life after doing time for drugs and theft.
recycling? >> recycling. recycle every part of a car and sell it to a wholesaler. >> reporter: he works for a car parts center that gives ex-cons a job. that night threw up a tough new hurdle. you can forgive holmes? >> i've already forgiven holmes. >> reporter: he's been to court hearings and has seen accused killer james holmes and has made a resolution. >> i don't want my life to be defined by what a coward did in a movie theater. >> reporter: and he vow to remember those who died. >> some people didn't make it out. >> reporter: now he's a part-time minister and shows others that from unspeakable horror can make a life sadder but for one man, also made
stronger. this will be a day of remembrance in aurora. people will be gathering to pray and to sing. then they're being encouraged to go out and do volunteer work in the community. so that this day becomes about not about something bad that happened but people doing good. vinita >> barry, thank you. an investigation is under way into the death of a woman on a roller coaster at six flags amusement park near dallas. park officials have not confirmed details. eyewitnesses said a woman fell from the ride known as the texas giants. also yesterday a boat in the shoot the rapids water ride flipped over at the cedar park in sandusky ohio. seven people were injured. to the trial of the mob boss, whitey bulger, in boston. it was a week of chilling testimony cbs news legal analyst
rickikki klieman has been following it. good morning. >> good morning >> you've been in a courtroom or two in your time. nothing could be as chilling to be around the baddest of the bad this past week? >> well i have to say for someone who has tried hundreds of cases to verdict and has tried hundreds of cases in the past years. i have never been as truly chilled from within as i was yesterday in that courtroom. and i will tell you that it stayed with me all the way through tonight through this morning. it's horrifying what goes on in that courtroom. let me paint a picture from thursday into friday. last ten minutes of thursday afternoon, stephen flemmi a partner of whitey bulger in their rain of terror gets on the witness thursday in ten minutes says they're both informants. that whitey bulger was overbearing and forceful.
that whitey bulger killed all these people. that they did drug dealers, money laundering and extortion. and stephen flemmi admits to a number of murders. that's how thursday ends. okay. go home. we know exactly who stephen is and whitey. and yesterday, ice cold testimony by stephen flemmi going back to killing in the '60s, murder by murder meet big meeting, payoff by payoff. just like ice. and then once again, prosecutor last ten minutes, he tells the story -- i guess it bears telling it. he tells the story of stephen flemmi known as "the rifleman" he had a girlfriend named deborah davis. whitey bulger decided to kill deborah davis because davis knew too much.
they knew they were paying off john conley. stephen flemmi said i didn't want to do it. bulger wanted him to do it. flemmi has one emotional moment where he says, i can't accept it, i'll never get over it >> where does this thing go next week? >> next week week going to continue with flemmi's direct. it's hard to imagine it could get any worse than whitey bulger strangling a woman to her death. but we have one lone woman to talk about who may have been strangled by whitey bulger. 13 minutes after the hour. here's a look at the weather for your weekend. up next, sour grapes in
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♪ imagine an australian winemaker struck with tens of millions of dollars worth of wine made for the u.s. market and dumping it down the drain. food and drink editor for food magazine. how wine has changed america's tastes for wines. ray, good morning to you. this ought to be a crime, right? dumping perfectly good -- >> well perfectly good -- treasury hasn't said exactly what wine it is. you're probably looking at a couple years back very affordable wines, roses, things like that.
virtually impossible to sell at this point. even if their drinkable, if you're a wine sales guy, you walk into the store and say i've got rose from three years ago, the store owner is going to look at you and say i'm not going to buy that. >> they're also saying they're not buying it because wine as an expiration date which a lot of people don't realize? >> not all wine is made to age forever. a good wine will age forever. an affordable inexpensive wine is good for a year or two and then it loses its will to live. and, you know they've got to get rid of this stuff. you know what they're doing $145 million u.s. is going to be actually destroying the wine. part of it is to tell distributors to move stuff through the channels. part of is to deal with a huge am of bulk line that they're sitting on which is a huge problem as well. >> wine consumption is going
down in france? >> yeah wine consumption in france has been going down for a while. it's a combination of things. one is wine there has become less and less as the thing you have every single night at dinner. the younger generation doesn't associate that with wine any more. and they've had much stricter drunk driving laws which has limited people's drinking. but it's an interesting problem. france, the country of wine. you know at the same time they're drinking less and less this year. spain and italy also per capita drink less and less. the u.s. is going up. we're the number one wine consuming country in the world right now. >> but for that market i was shocked, say it ain't so, they're doing coca-cola flavored wine. >> it's aimed at the generation,
not an orally generation. it's a commercial generation which is taking red wine and coke and running them together in a big tub or whatever you have in hand. these guys have come to the idea, why don't we market this stuff. we'll see if it works. and the idea is to get the younger audience. >> ray isle thanks very much. coming up next even the lone ranger and skyscraper and robots can't seem to save hollywood this summer. we'll take a look at why this could be hollywood's summer of flops. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday." a great block party. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to help improve your lung function all day. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers
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huffing post. good morning. >> good morning. we're seeing a lot of blockbusters come out on top of each other at the same time this summer. so, i think, you're going to have movies bomb every summer. every weekend, a movie isn't going to be number one. but you're not going to have $150 million movie making $50 million every weekend. >> that's bad myth. let's talk about r.i.p.d. >> i like jeff bridges. >> i ryan reynolds is fine. he's not a big box office draw. his last movie tanked "the green this looks like men in black iv. but "men in black iii" did really well, can we do that again. they say we have comic book that has "men in black" kind of characters. hey, go ahead. >> you mentioned timing flop
after flop. "lone ranger" is another one they thought would be huge. >> "lone ranger" how many people in their 20s, 30s, 40s. hey, hollywood, do the remake on that. we're excited to see what johnny depp brings to "the lone ranger." and how about "pacific rim." >> the director has done great work but what we're seeing with that movie, it just looks like "transformers" but no one knows what these monsters are. they're just huge things fighting each other and not based on the cartoon or anything. audiences don't trust them. >> random right. >> exactly. >> we know what's flopping. what has worked this summer? >> what's worked this summer are midbudget comdis. you had "iron man 3."
"star trek" is working, "superman" is working. but the smaller movie. s like "the heat" has made $135 million. that's done really really well >> how much money do they have to make to be considered a success? when the budget a buck 30 right? >> exactly. you want to make half your budget back the opening weekend. if your movie like "the lone ranger" costs $200 million to make. and you're looking at a $350 million movie that's trying to make at its very least $75 million that opening weekend. and making $75 million your opening weekend, you have to be an "iron man 3,"" you have to be a superman." ricky, thank you. >> thank you so much guys. >> we'll be right back. don't go away. ♪
how are you? >> i'm well. >> i want to talk about the book >> it doesn't get better. how do you explain the phenomenon of people so much wanting to play fantasy sports? >> because it's fun. it gives awe a rooting interest in games you normally wouldn't care about. people love it we all do march madness brackets right, tournament challenge? >> once a year. >> it's that same thing. by picking a fantasy team it gives you a rooting interest in the game that you normally wouldn't have. it's a lot of fun. >> everybody likes fun. you say everybody remembers their first time. 35, 36 million play this. i was as stountounded by the numbers. what got to me the stories of people who do the most unusual things. the guy on the way to his wife
was having a baby and he stopped to make picks. >> yeah, it was crazy, he delayed the birth of his child for fantasy sports. i've heard everything there's a the loser whats to get a tattoo. >> yeah. >> chosen by the winners. so literally, they all sign a contract. and there's a guy walking on a bus right now that has got a justin bieber tattoo on his leg with hash tag yellow line loser." that's from the tebow'ing a couple years ago. >> people do the strangest things. >> as you know gayle and i are into fantasy football. >> so many people play. "playboy" play mates. jay-z is a player. every single person you can imagine plays. that's one of the great th
it was another hot day out there. wasn't it hot today? [ laughter ] the temperatures out there, 109 degrees in new york city >> wow >> but it really was hot. doctors saying -- they're warning people about something called heat rage. heat rage is when -- happens when people get too hot. >> i heard about it. >> nobody asked you! no one did! [ laughter ] nobody asked you! >> i think there was some heat rage on my husband yesterday. just a little bit. >> you were hot under the collar, huh. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning saturday." i'm vinita nair. it's been years since anyone took a stab at music in this country. carnegie hall has done it in a
big way. terrell brown is here. good morning, terrell. >> reporter: good morning. it existed for two years between 1940 and 1941 and it ended there because of the war. this year, one of the world's most premier music halls brought it back launching what it said will be an annual orchestra. ♪ >> your eyes and ears are kind of two different stories. you're looking at the stage and you're seeing people you think look like kids. you shut your eyes and you're hearing a great orchestra. ♪ >> reporter: for two weeks, 120 of the finest young musicians recently gathered in purchase new york. they're members of the country's first ever national youth orchestra. ♪ >> i never played in an ensemble of this caliber. in fact i didn't know i could ever be part of something this beautiful. sounding. ♪
>> reporter: 17-year-old violinist julia popper travelled from golden colorado to join musicians from 42 states. as you sit here among all of these really great musicians, do you think -- how did this happen? how did i get here? >> every day. >> reporter: every day? >> exactly. yeah, the audition process was quite rigorous. >> reporter: the auditions were done online allowing 2500 students from all corners of the country to apply. julia was so anxious, she couldn't sleep for a week. >> so tell me what that moment was like when you found out that you got in. >> i was sitting at the computer with my mom. and my mom had been living with my anxiety for quite a while. we said a prayer and we opened the e-mail. my mom started freaking out and we just started dancing around the kitchen.
♪ >> reporter: 17-year-old chicago native aaron goldberg has been a percussionist for nine years. what's it like listening not only to the person next to you, but the sound of the entire orchestra? >> gosh, it's hard to think like i'll ever play with this much energy and passion ever again. all of these kids sit with their iphones on the music stands. later in the door they're playing that in the hallway. is that us? what? i'm listening to it. it's like a professional recording. i don't believe you. honestly, this is a bunch of 16 to 19-year-olds. it's just really an awesome feeling ♪ >> really, he's one of the truly great artists in the world. >> reporter: after nine days of practice the or kachestra cass introduced to their maestro. you're looking the a world renown conductor. >> uh-huh.
>> reporter: how do you feel? >> oh it's pretty amazing. ♪ >> reporter: the orchestra, along with the maestro andis now in the middle of a five-city tour including washington moscow and st. petersburg. and a nationally televised performance sunday night in london. claude gillison is their executive director. >> we felt that the program had to be free so none of the parents felt they couldn't afford it. >> reporter: in addition to performing the students are also asked to serve as cultural ambassadors >> cultures makes people. you can't make another penny another way. two years ago, i saw a u.s. ambassador and talked to him about the project. and he said when the national
orchestra comes here in russia to perform, as an ambassador you will be able to do more with relations than i can do with ten treaties. >> we really need to be sure of what we're trying communicate in our music in support of the orchestra. i think it will be special to say this is what americans got to experience. >> i know this experience right now, it's opening up my eyes to the possibilities of what music can be. ♪ >> and those teens are part of the first national youth orchestra. next year a completely new youth orchestra will tour the united states. including a performance right down the street right here on 57th at carnegie hall. >> what a challenge for the kids. >> it's literally kids from every corner of the country. that's how you get the best.
that's what claude was talking about. he said it best at the top of the piece, you walk into the room and you see a bunch of teens sitting on stage, then you actually hear them it's incredible. >> might be one of the coolest fees pieces you ever do. >> and maybe one of the longest, too. >> terrell brown, thank you. here's a wienl look at the weekend weather. coming up next he is one of the most celebrated chefs in new york. and rightly so. >> chef alfred portalli is going to have a dish with something special to wash it down. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday." ♪ when it comes to getting my family to eat breakfast i need all the help
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central to the creation of cuisine. >> the chef has won three james beard awards, written several cook cookbooks. we welcome him into the "the dish." >> a very good seasonal menu melon salad with fresh mint and sugar snap peas. >> that's where you start, right? >> the main course duck breast. yum, yum. green pepper roast. and an assortment of baby vegetables and polenta with fresh corn. >> and it only took a few minutes to mix together right? >> yeah. >> i'm looking at your background you're a jewelry designer >> yes i got into cooking but was interested in a career with jewelry.
i createproto types for the show. and they went missing. so i was really disappointed. and it kind of drove me towards the culinary arts. >> we're thankful for that. >> yeah. >> aesthetics is a big deal to you. this is so beautiful to look at. you almost don't want to touch it to mess it up >> thank you thank you. design is important, but taste, i think is more paramount. >> how do you do the duck? >> well, the buck you know it's a classic dish essentially, a duck with peaches. i spend a lot of time in the southwest of france where this duck comes from. it's simply roasted. and it kind of relies on you make a sauce -- make a green peppercorn sauce. again, a real old classic dish but we've updated it with the addition of roasted peaches. >> you mentioned roasted peaches. i found it fascinating how into locally enforcing ingredients you are.
what makes a difference? >> well we're just a few blocks from the market. the logic of it is "a," we want to support our farmers. and we can talk about the new book. but, you know food that is in season and locally grown, not only, it's less expensive and fresher and tastes better. >> talk about how you managed to last. 30 years in one spot gotham bar and grill. if you haven't gone it's fantastic. >> thank you. >> what are the secrets? i know you're not going to give them away but -- >> i think the main thing is i continue to love what i do. we remain challenged. we're constantly changing the menu and creating new dishes. but i still love being in the kitchen and doing that. and i think that's part of the success. >> a lot of people would say that you are one of the pioneers of new american cuisine. i want to ask one of the pioneers, what do you think is the future? what's the next big thing in food when you look to the future? >> well, you know certainly,
local, sustainable food is very very important. i think we need -- that will be a much greater part of the focus going forward. cleaner, pure flavors. less complicated. >> and also you say protein doesn't to be the star. you're saying vegetables can really be the star of the dish? >> well that's another trend that you'll see, i think. you're already seeing it. protein, it used to be one of 14-ounce steak. now, the proteins are smaller, six ounces, eight ounces. and there's more emphasis on velg vegetable vegetables. more healthy eating. >> if you could share this dish with anyone, who would it be? >> that's easy. i would share it with julia child. i'm a big fan of julia, i actually cooked this meal at her home years ago. we did a whole show on duck.
>> we'd love to get your signature on that. we'd be honored to add it to the list of signatures that we already have >> the chef of chefs. julia child. it always helps the business doesn't it? >> she is astonishing. her book "mastering the art of french cooking" is maybe one of my first cookbooks. >> that will be one of the more unique signatures. that's beautiful. >> the signature of alfred portale. you see it there. for more on him negotiation, go to our website, cbsnews.com. up next a performance from keegan and sarah, currently crossing the country from one of the hottest tours of the year. they'll play songs from the new album "heartthrob." >> you're watching "cbs this morning saturday." ♪ doing the job? ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ dry hair needs
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