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and battle of the bay tonight. >> go a's! >> we love the giants, too. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com captioning funded by cbs good morning to our viewers in the west. it's thurs arch 27, 2014. plan heart-pounding moment. you'll mee efighter and the man he risked it all to save with no time to spare. but we begin this morning with today's "eye-opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> thank you so much. thank you. >> an historic meeting at the vatican. >> pope francis greeted
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president obama. it's the first time the two men have talked face to face. officials in thailand confirming they have satellite images showing 300 objects floating in the south indian ocean. >> the search for flight 370 called off due to rough weather. >> the official death toll is expected to grow up to 25 people. >> hundreds of searchers continue to claw through a mountain of dirt and debris. engine 33 has a mayday on channel 2 -- >> tragedy in boston. an inferno raced through a boston brownstone. two firefighters were killed battling the nine-alarm blaze. >> citizens were saved, and that's what we do. we sacrifice our lives for the citizens of the city of boston. >> the twister touched down in roseville, up near sacramento. it damaged 12 homes. >> tornado right there. >> -- setting the case for athletics, northwestern football players can unionize.
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>> oh, that? >> the photos from the grand canyon. they used canyons and harnesses to clean the underside of the skywalk. >> he is being called the drone dentist. >> a daddy wanted his son to get rid of a loose tooth. >> and all that matters. >> rob ford facing mayoral candidate. >> i'm the only candidate with a proven track record of success. >> only the only candidate with a proven crack record. >> on "cbs this morning." >> according to the "washington post," two secret service officers suspected of drunk driving were in a car crash during president obama's trip to miami. >> why do you think they're always running alongside the president's limo? they're too drunk to drive. >> this morning's "eye-opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell is over and
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clarissa ward is here. >> we begin with a trip to the vatican. >> the two shook hands before the president had a private conversation with the leader of 1.2 billion catholics. major garrett is traveling with the president. he's in vatican city. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. president obama's audience with pope francis lasted precisely 52 minute, just a bit longer than the white house had originally scheduled. one point of emphasis pope francis' focus on alleviating global poverty, the president's efforts to reduce income inequality at home and the role of america as a global economic giant. president obama pulled into the courtyard in vatican city an american flag heralding his long anticipated audience with pope francis. the president greeted the gentleman of his holiness and strolled slowly but the app stolic palace to the small throne room where he greeted president obama before they
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retired to the desk in the papal library. mr. obama told the pope the audience was a great honor, and that he was a great admirer. in an interview with de la cera mr. obama said pope francis has changed minds and invigorated moral debate. with a single sentence he can focus global attention on an urgent need, issues, the president said. he can cause people around the world to stop and perhaps rethink old attitudes and begin treating each other with more decency and compassion. at this year's national prayer breakfast in washington, the president identified with the pontiff's actions and his call to aid the impoverished. >> like matthew, he has answered the call of jesus, who said ollow me and he inspires us with his words and deeds as humility and mercy and missionary impulse to serve the cause of social justice. >> reporter: the president presented pope francis with a gift honoring the pontiff's
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recent decision to open the papal summer guardardens to the public. a box used for a garden, full of seeds, a harvest that the pontiff can deliver to a charity of his choosing. the number of people missing this morning after a deadly mudslide has been cut nearly in half. the search for victims is now in its sixth day. officials say some of the bodies may never be recovered. john blackstone is just outside of oso where first responders are sharing stories of tragedy and survival. john, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, there's daylight coming to the west coast here the confirmed death toll in this landslide will be rising again. the landslide impact zone is just a half mile down the road beyond this roadblock. searchers there yesterday located eight more bodies and they're certain to be finding more. one of the victims found under the mud yesterday was summer raffo. >> she never saw it coming.
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>> reporter: her brother, dayn brunner, a local policeman, has been a part of search all week. was that painful or relief when they called you? >> it was a relief in a sense that, okay this is closure, just seeing the car put the exclamation point on the amount of devastation, the amount of force and the amount of physics that were involved with that mountain coming down. >> reporter: and that amount of force, you think killed your sister instantly? >> yeah, yeah. that's the belief that we have. >> reporter: and that's a comfort? >> it is, because that was one of the concerns did she suffer? is she still alive? it appeared she did not suffer at all. >> reporter: others were luckier, and for the first time helicopter rescue teams are telling theoryir stories of pulling people from the mud soon after the slide. >> the kid was in mud about up to here. >> reporter: helicopter crew chief randy fay scanned the
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moonscape that was oso, washington, and spotted a 4-year-old boy. >> we have no clue how he ended up there by himself. >> reporter: fay was overcome describing the moment he saw the boy was alive. >> well, i'll cry, so maybe that's not a good idea. crap. sorry. >> reporter: even more emotional for rescuers is when there's no sign of life at all. >> going through the rubble of a home and picking up clothes of these little ones you know, and holding them in front of me and just looking to see what size are they you know, how old was this child? >> reporter: but the searchers go back every day, even dayn brunner promises he will return to the mud today to help others find closure. you're a police officer. does your training help you handle issues seen to be -- >> yes, it does. it does. and believe me, i've had -- i've had my moments ever since day one.
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i haven't cried this much probably since i was about 2 1/2 years old. >> reporter: certainly many more tears will be cried here in the days ahead. officials now list 90 people as missing. now, that's far fewer than was originally feared here but it's half the population of the small community that was wiped away by this massive landslide. >> john, thank you. more bad weather in the southern indian ocean this morning interrupted the search for malaysia airlines flight 370. but new evidence of debris on the surface is raising hopes that recovery crews are in the right place. holly williams is in perth, australia, the home base for the massive search operation. holly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we have new images today captured by a thai satellite on monday of what could be fragments of malaysian airlines flight 370. thai officials say the grainy
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photos show 300 objects floating in the southern indian ocean. that's around 130 miles from the current search area. that's not far from where a french satellite spotted more than 120 objects on sunday. the new images raise hopes that the jetliner's wreckage may soon be found. but it's frustrating news for the search teams, because today their planes were forced back by bad weather. and they're now grounded here at pierce air base. they know that time's running out in the hunt for the plane's black boxes, or flight recorders, which could finally explain what went wrong on the boeing 777. now, those black boxes can be tracked down via electronic sounds, or pings emitted by their transponders but they may have as little as 12 days of battery life left. charlie, cla risrissaclarissa? >> thanks. a special envoy was sent to speak with victims' relatives in malaysia. seth doane is in kuala lumpur.
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seth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is what we woke up to in the local papers today. malaysia airlines took out a full page letter of condolence to the family members of the passengers on board flight 370. then, in another paper, "the star," this was the headline. the need for closure. it reads. it certainly is true for family members waiting for word. and every time the search is called off or delayed, only means more waiting. authorities have not publicly given any indication whether they're closer to determining a cause behind this missing jetliner. that flight simulator seized from captain ahmed shah's home is in the final stages of being evaluated by the fbi. sources say investigators were able to recover some of the deleted files, but found nothing suspicious. speculation about the pilot's possible role has made headlines, pushing friends
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including nasir, to his defense. when you hear the suspicion aimed at your friend, what do you think? >> i think the last person to do that. >> reporter: the last person to do that. why do you say that? >> i don't think -- >> reporter: boeing and malaysia airlines are now facing legal action. the chicago-based firm is initiating a multimillion-dollar lawsuit on behalf of at least one passenger's family. now, chinese insurance companies have started paying out compensation to some of those families of the passengers on board flight 370. and at china's request, malaysia has turned over some of that satellite data used working with experts, to determine where flight 370 ended up. charlie, clarissa? >> seth, thanks. boston's fire department is grieving this morning after the
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loss of two of its own. those men died yesterday in a massive non-alarm fire. sera congi is near the scene in the neighborhood. sera, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. there is an air of sadness in this neighborhood and across the city after the loss of these two firefighters. strong winds yesterday with some gusting up to 40 miles per hour made this a tough and deadly fire to beat. >> i'm running out of water! >> reporter: the fire was spreading so quickly the firefighters had no way out. investigators say the fire started in the basement of this four-story brownstone, before strong winds turned the building into an inferno. >> in 30 years, i've never seen a fire travel that fast escalate that quickly, and create such havoc in such a short period of time. >> reporter: almost immediately, members of engine 33 reported they were trapped in the basement. >> mayday!
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>> they weren't in the building more than two, three minutes when they ordered mayday they were trapped. >> reporter: firefighters michael kennedy and lieutenant edward walsh did not survive. they're being called heroes. >> citizens were saved and that's what we do. we sacrifice our life for the citizens of the city of boston. that's what michael kennedy, firefighter michael kennedy, and lieutenant eddie walsh, did today. >> reporter: in all, more than 150 firefighters responded to this massive fire. >> help, help! >> reporter: with the size and intensity, it proved overwhelming. >> it's unfortunately it takes a tragedy for us to appreciate the work that the men and women of the boston fire department do. >> reporter: 13 other firefighters were injured, but we are told those injuries are not life threatening. the cause of this fire is under investigation. officials say they don't consider it suspicious.
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from boston i'm sera congi. charlie, clarissa back to you. >> thank you. the secret service is dealing with another embarrassing report this morning about behavior in its ranks. the "washington post" reported two agents suspected of drinking were involved in a car crash during president obama's visit to miami earlier this month. that report follows an incident this week on a presidential trip to the netherlands. the secret service sent three agents home after a night of drinking, hours after they were warned to stay out of trouble. one agent allegedly passed out in a hallway. members of congress said wednesday the episode points to larger problems. >> our own investigation shows this is probably more widespread and more systemic than the secret service or the department of homeland security office inspector general is willing to admit. >> senator johnson says he will release his own report on the secret service soon. now to what is being called a big win for college athletes. a national labor relations
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official ruled wednesday that football players at northwestern university are employees of the school and can form a union. the decision could have a ripple effect for colleges nationwide. northwestern quarterback kain colter started the drive to organize his teammates. >> it's a huge step on our journey to gaining basic protections and basic rights. we finally have somebody in place to negotiate on our behalf and to make sure you know, our experience is the best it can be, and somebody actually looking out for the players and only, you know, for the players. >> "60 minutes" sports correspondent armen keteyian joins us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. >> why do you think the ruling was made? >> it's astonishing. it's a landmark ruling in a lot of ways. in the big picture, this says a couple of things. one, for the first time really an independent voice has said, look, college athletics at
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northwestern meaning at major college around the country, is a full-time job, that these athletes are athletes first, and they're students second. and it also brings into question the relationship between the coaches and the scholarship, and that's going to have a ripple effect as well. >> but, armon, this is part of a larger movement. this is not an isolated event. >> not at all. the ncaa has been under siege in the last year on three different fronts. one, you have this union case now that's just blown up. you have a likeness case involving a former ucla player involving the rights to their own likenesses and compensated for that. and now, you have jeffrey kessler, a major sports lane labor attorney questioning amateurism. >> where are we headed? >> i think short term, charlie, we'll be headed into the nlrb's national office in washington where a five-member panel will take this up in the coming months. northwestern is certainly going to appeal this case in that respect. don't be surprised if the ncaa
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doesn't go to court. this is a staggering -- potentially staggering effect on -- and i think the other thing that's interesting here is this is yet another drumbeat about just how big college athletics is right now. in the case of the final four coming up now with march madness, it's like $7.3 billion in television revenue over the next ten years, and you have universities like the university of texas that made $109 million last year $89 million at the university of alabama, michigan with $81 million. this is just another example that, look we are long since past the day of amateurism. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. time to show you some of the morning's headlines. "new york daily news," osama bin laden's son-in-law faces life in prison. he was convicted of conspireing to kill americans. he was the first brought to trial in the united states since the 9/11 attacks. >> "the new york times" says citigroup failed the federal
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reserve's stress test for the second time in three years. it was the only one of the nation's top five banks not to pass the annual financial checkup. the fed denied citigrup's plan to reward investors with higher dividends and stock buybacks. the company behind candy crush is falling further on wall street at this hour. "usa today" says shares of gamemaker king digital opened down almost 16% today. that is the worst debut for big ipo in 15 years. the "wall street journal" says rupert murdoch is expanding the role of his sons in the family controlled business empire. the media mogul recently celebrated his 83rd birthday. lachlan murdosh will be named ceo. a major bust in a sophisticated baggage theft ring at los angeles international airport. police confirmed multiple arrests.
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25 search warrants were served. the suspects are mostly workers contracted by the airport. >> and it's 7:19. ahead son "cbs this morning," vladimir putin wants to toughen up russia. see how he's turning to steven seagal and josef stalin what from the kpix 5 weather center, good morning, everyone. out the door it would be advisable carrying the umbrella. a stray shower still in the offing right now we do have some rain showers north of the golden gate bridge right there heading towards the santa rosa area. otherwise, mostly cloudy. a southerly breeze up to 15 today. right now 40s and 50s. climbing to highs in the 50s and through the 60s. we have a brand-new area of low pressure promising heavier rainfall by friday night through saturday morning. scattered showers saturday during the day. this national weather report sponsored by walmart. save money, live better. ey. live better.
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this morning, you'll meet the man trapped by flames high above houston. >> when i got to the window, like i said, it was jammed. i couldn't get out. i thought, well i'm not going to, you know, get out of here. i said a prayer god, get me out of this. >> ahead, he and the firefighter who saved him take us inside the dramatic escape. >> the news is back this morning on "cbs this morning." stay tuned for your local news.
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center of a corruption investigatio good morning, 7:26 on your thursday. i'm frank mallicoat. get you updated on some headlines now. state senator leland yee is at the center of a corruption investigation resulting in more than 2 dozen federal indictments. yee is accused of trading political favors for cash. he is scheduled to return to court on monday. a man badly injured trying to put out an apartment fire in livermore overnight is one of 13 people displaced by that fire. it started about 1:00 on marietta boulevard. no word on how that fire got started. and the devil's slide coastal trail in san mateo opens to the public this afternoon. the trailheads are near montera and pacifica. it was a notorious stretch of highway one often closed to traffic. good news in the world of figure skating championships. they are being held in japan, san jose native polina edmunds right now is 12th after the
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checking the ride across the richmond/san rafael bridge, the roads are slick and traffic is going to back up, as well. busier than usual traffic right now on the approach towards the toll plaza. all across the span into marin. if you are traveling through the santa cruz mountains also expect backups. we had an earlier accident. all lanes are open. northbound 17 approaching redwood estates. that's your traffic. here's your forecast with roberta. >> elizabeth, we have hi-def doppler radar. good morning, everyone. check this out. as i zoom on into the north bay, that's a pretty nice cell right now. taking up a lot of real estate from sebastopol through rohnert park so you still need the umbrella out the door. currently air temperatures into the 50s and later today, topping off into the 50s and the 60s.
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during her trip to china, michelle obama fed panda bears. yeah. like most they feed the bears, eight the bam boo, an then had a cheeseburger the minute she left. >> nothing wrong with that. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour one of the most powerful republicans heading into the 2016 race to the white house isn't running for anything. how billionaire sheldon aidleson is commanding the attention of so many gop stars this week even though most of his choices lose. plus crimea isn't the only thing on vladimir putin's mind. he's looking for help from action stars steven segal. see why putin is darmed to make russians sweat.
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that's ahead. >> i can't wait. this morning we're getting firsthand accounts of an amazing rescue at a fire in houston where an apartment complex was under construction. we first showed you this video yesterday. manuel bojor rubble, and every second of tuesday's rescue was captured by cell phone. as flames engulfed the site houston fire captain brad hawthorne knew he and his team needed to move quickly. >> in this business you've got to, to use the term rink a lot to save a lot. that's a lot. in a viable save, you risk more. you stretch yourselves out there. >> oh jesus. they're going to bring the ladder truck over.
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>> reporter: construction worker curtis could hear the fire engines outside but he wasn't prepared with how fast the flames spread. within minutes he was trapped. >> i got to the window. like i said it was jammed. i count get out. i thought, i'm going to die right here. said, i've got to say a prayer. god, get me out of this. >> reporter: finally he was able to get outside but he was stranded five stories up. >> i drop dound the fourth floor patio. i kept thinking how am i going to drop. how am i going to swing. >> you could hear the roar of the fire. as we're doing that he jumps from the fifth to the fourth floor, as he gets to the fourth -- i was on the ladder in full gear. it was really hot. >> now one floor down he still had to wait for the ladder and captain hawthorne to reach him. >> when he finally made it onto that ladder, onto safety and you're grabbing ahold of him,
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did he say anything. >> we kind of sit there and as the ladder starting to move away from the building we slapped each others hands,ed, and he said, thank you, jesus. >> reporter: seconds later the building collapsed behind them. >> you could hear the big snap, crack as it's falling and seconds later you feel the heat kind of a push of heat the radiant heat comes out. >> how close did that flaming debris come to you? >> it seemed within ten feet. >> they were lowered to safety. on the ground a brief thank-you and both men parted ways. >> it makes you appreciate life your family your kids friends coworkers, it gives you a little perspective, you know. it makes you takethe fire was
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sparked by a welder's torch. charlie, clarissa, gayle? >> that is one very lucky man. that video is just -- i'm biting my nails every time even though i know it ended well. >> that's why you have to love firefighters, the only people running into buildings when everyone's running out. and you may never see them again. amazing story. >> i bet they do. >> i'll bet they do. >> you're probably right. >> they're probably lifelong friends. >> you're probably right. new safety measures are in effect for the nation's airports. the records come after the shooting last year at los angeles international airport. one tsa officer died and three other people were hurt. jeff pegues is at the reagan national airport outside of washington on what the changes mean for millions. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is the memo that was sent across the country. it calls for immediate action on recommendations that include
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increasing police presence at security checkpoints. expect a more visible police presence at airport security checkpoints today. the tsa is moving forward with the report's 14 recommendations. among them calls for increased police presence during peak travel times at check points and ticket counters. >> some officers with their guns drawn -- >> reporter: last november's shooting at international airport exposed large gaps in security. not only were tsa screeners at risk but passengers too. some panic alarms and emergency phones inside the terminal were not working properly and law enforcement response was disorganized according to an 80-page independent review last week. the tsa relies on local law enforcement to police security checkpoints, but their review of nearly 450 airports found that one out of every foefr do not have law enforcement on sight.
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the union believe an increase in the numbers won't enhance security enough. does it address the gaps in security as you see them? >> this idea that a little more local law enforcement at peak teams in the airport is all they really need in the airport falls short. >> reporter: they want them to have their own armed security unit but during a hearing the agency's administrator repeated his opposition to the idea. >> i looked at that and have determined that that is not the best response. >> reporter: the 26-page report also recommends improved communication systems and mandatory active shooter training for workers. >> they need to know what to do. the idea they should be engaging a shooter unless they're an armed law enforcement officer no. the idea is frankly get out of the kill zone. >> reporter: the idea is also to speed up response times should there be an incident. there's going to be a congressional hearing on this
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issue but the tsa believes they do not need congressional approval to move forward on these recommendations. charlie, clarissa, gayle? >> jeff thanks. >> tonight many of the top presidential contenders will be vying for the support of one mega billion donor. when it comes to politics he has a history of backing candidates who do not one but as the hopefuls converge they hope to see a new strategy could change his luck. >> reporter: the republican governors are heading west to las vegas. from new jersey chris christie ohio's john kasich with scott walker and from florida former governor jeb bush. they're spooking at the spring meeting of the republican jewish coalition, but more mornlt their private talks with one man, republican super donor sheldon aden sop. >> i call id the sheldon primary and i think every candidate who has come into las vegas has
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already asked for one-on-one time with sheldon. >> ari fleischer serves on the board and has known aidleson for almost a decade. >> he can be extraordinarily inflaw enchal. sheldon can keep a candidate alive or take out someone else's candidate. >> reporter: that certainly was the case in 2012 when he funded money into newt gingrich's ad. >> i look at mitt romney's record. >> reporter: he kept gingrich around longer than anyone expected. eric fehrnstrom was a top romney adviser. >> sheldon aidleson was a good friend of mitt romney in the latter stages of the campaign but i think he felt a particular devotion to newt gingrich. he felt he had topast his normal
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expiration date. >> i accept your nomination for president for the united states. >> reporter: after he bowed out, aidleson gave money to his group. in total he and his wife gave $92 million of their personal fortune to conservative candidates in the 2012 race but the billionaire businessman who made a fortune with casinos offenbached the wrong horse. most of his candidates lost. this time he's changing his approach, relying less on who he likes and more on who can win. >> i want to have the most conservative candidate possible who can win be our nominee. >> reporter: you can be sure the possible con tenors who descend on las vegas will make sure they convince aidleson they fit that bill. jan crawford, cbs news washington. we made several requests for an intervuchlt his representatives decline.
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some people are accusing russian president vladimir putin of trying to bring back the soviet era. this morning we're getting proof from unlikely sources. inspir ration from joseph stalin and steven segal? that's next on "cbs this morning."
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to approve $1 billion in loans to ukraine. it's part of an effort to help ukraine fight off challenges from russia. meanwhile russia's president vladimir putin
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spoiler alert, spoiler alert. we're about to talk about josh carl. >> i should have e-mailed it. i was so sorry to hear this news. does this mean that you're moving back to l.a. because i'd love to sell you a house. >> nice. the cast and crew open up to charlie ahead on "cbs this morning." ♪ ♪ this week only, all shoes buy 1
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your realtime captioner is linda macdonald. it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. state senator leland yee is at the center of a corruption investigation resulting in more than 2 dozen federal indictments. yee is accused of trading political favors for cash. he is scheduled to return to court on monday. the oakland family of a brain-dead teenager is in philadelphia to receive an award from the terri schiavo life and hope network. 13-year-old jahi mcmath was declared brain-dead following complications from a tonsillectomy at children's hospital in oakland. the network is giving them the award for protecting a loved one against overwhelming odds. stay with us. traffic and weather in just a moment.
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jose, we have big delays right now coming up northbound 85 and northbound 280 both due to earlier accidents. there was a crash on 280 in cupertino and another one on 85 in sunnyvale. on 85 traffic is jammed beyond highway 17. at the bay bridge, metering lights are turned on about two hours ago. you are stacked up east of the maze. they have been cycling through the metering lights pretty slowly and now a word of a new crash westbound 80 approaching powell in emeryville. traffic is backed up into richmond. here's roberta. we still have some slick roads out there. good morning, everyone. hi there, go ahead and take a look at our live kpix weather camera looking towards a cloudy ocean beach. to the north of that area across the golden gate bridge we are still getting light to moderate rain. let's zoom in on it right there. there you have the rainfall from santa rosa to petaluma. today 40s and 50s out the door. later 50s and 60s and the extended forecast calls for a brand-new storm by friday night into saturday.
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good morning to our viewers in the west. it this is thursday mb march 27 2014. welcome back to cbs this morning. a busy hour ahead. first, here's a look at today's eye opener at 8:00. >> president obama's audience with pope francis lasted precisely 52 minutes. >> officials believe 90 people is missing, half the population of the small community. new images posted by a thai satellite. a major bust in a baggage ring at l.a.x.
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an independent voice said these athletes are athletes first and they're students second. every second of tuesday's rescue wu captured by cell phone. >> how close did all of that flaming debris come to you? >> it was 10 feet. >> president vladimir putin is trying to whip his country into shape soviet style. a hollywood tough guy is right by his side. >> doesn't seem to look like he's been eating a lot of russian feed lately. i have not seen the film but i'm being told that meryl streep is fantastic as noah. >> today's eye opener at 8:00 is presented by prudential. i'm charlie rose with gail king and clarissa wood.
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pope francis granted the president in vatican city. >> major garrett is traveling with the president. he joins us from vatican city now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. president obama and pop francis appeared to achieve a genuine connection before and after the meeting. it was most apparent though after the two met and exchanged gifts in the papal library. he presented him with a cedar box. pope francis gave the president two ornate medallions which accidentally fell to the floor but were swiftly recovered. neither the president nor the pontiff seemed the slightest bit unnerved. the hope also gave the president a writing on social justice when the president predicted he would probably turn to at "the new york times" the oval office when he needed strength and calm.
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upon hearing the tran las vegas of this pope francis smiled and chuckled appreciatively. after ward if president asked the pope to pray for his family. the pop nodded and the two exchanged a long and lingering farewell handshake. >> tomorrow president obama will sit down with scott pelly. he'll bring you part of that conversation tomorrow. search crews in washington now say they've confirmed 25 deaths in saturday's mudslide. 90 other people are still considered missing. new photos from nasa show the extent of the vast devastation. john blackstone is just outside 0 so where they fear that some of the victims may never be found. >> reporter: well a day like now on the west coast, searchers are beginning to head down this road to the landslide impact zone
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just about a half mile down the road. many of the searchers are local and know those who are missing. yesterday one of the searchers was there when his sister's car was found under the mud with her body still inside. >> you were helping to clear away the mud that she was caught in. >> yep. >> how much damage was done to her car? >> it was beyond recognizable. there was no glass. the roof was gone. the trunk lid was gone. we didn't see the hood by any means, and there was nothing in the interior that was recognizable. it was full of mud. >> what does that tell you about the force with which this happened? >> you know, seeing the devastation for the rast five days and what it has done the thing you would think that would be intact forever, you just know that it wasn't it wasn't a pleasant thing that happened.
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i'm going to be right back out there serging again. i'm taking time to grieve with my family but i'll be back out there. >> reporter: certainly this is emotionally difficult for all of the searches and it's physically difficult as well. conditions back there are so challenging that even the search dogs are having a hard time making their way through the mud and debris. >> john thanks. another eye in the sky found evidence that may lead to malaysian air flight 370. satellite photos from thailand show objects in the indian sea. we're holly is in perth where the search planes had to return today. >> reporter: those new images were captured on monday and should show fragments of malaysian airlines flight 370. the grain any photos show 300 objects floating in the southern
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indian ocean around 130 miles from the current search area off of australia's west coast. it raises hopes that the wreckage may soon but found but it's frustrating news for the search team because today their plane were forced back because of bad weather. they know that time is running out in the hunt for the plane's black boxes which may only have 12 days of battery life left. next month marks the toth anniversary of the suicide of singer singer kurt cobain. cbs has received photos of the crime seen. we're getting a glimpse of cobain's suicide letter. there's also a picture of cobain's wallet and his id card. these photos come from the seattle police department. investigators deny they have reopened the investigation into kurt cobain's death.
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♪ a study out this morning finds new evidence that autism begins during pregnant city. brain irregularities with children in with the disorder can be traced back to prenatal development. the director of autism for the new york child study center is here and joins us at the table. how are researchers able to reach this conclusion? >> they're actually able to take a snapshot into what happened in the brains of children even before they were born and they did this by looking at actual
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brain tissue samples. these are postmortem samples and the families were courageous enough to allow these samples. >> what exactly did they find? >> they found that the brain cell my grate into layers like layer of a cake. we know when that happens. it happens in the second trimester. so we know that some of the brain cells did go where they were supposed to all the way back then. >> does this impact future treatment, how you'll go about treating this condition? >> this helps us understand very important about autism. there are places in the brain where cells are supposed to be and they're not. it's like the path ways are not able to form in the proper way. we've been doing research at ny u that shows there's a problem in coneck tifty of the brain.
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the centers are talking to each other in the way they need to. >> the research is looking to what? >> we're looking to understand why is it that this happens. these researches were able to look at causes. this will help us start to develop biomarkers like ways that we know autism is present and then understand more about why does it develop. >> this is an exciting moment. >> this is a very exciting moment. >> once you find that what will you do? what does it lead to? >> so the oerl that we can discover autism the brain is more plastic the younger the brain is meaning that we can intervene. and we want to intervene, the frontier of intervention is earlier and earlier and earlier. so we want even in that first year of life to know something so they that we can start to change what we do and help coax and nudge those brain path ways into connection. >> all right.
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dr. nishawala, thank you. another spoiler alert. can't say that enough because people get very upset. if you're a fan of if the the good wife" put your tv on mute right now. you might still be asking why did they kill off will gardner. the time behind the cbs drama tells charlie why it means the start of something more. that's next on "cbs this morning." this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota. let's go places. buy a camry. good timing. great choice. it took me to victory lane seven times last year. can i get you to sign something? sure. oh. can you write "you 'da man?" [ male announcer ] during toyota's #1 for everyone sales event, get 0% apr financing for 60 months on a 2014 camry. offer ends march 31st. for more great deals visit toyota.com. yeah!! yeah!! [ male announcer ] toyota. let's go places.
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we have one more spoiler alert for those who didn't watch "the good wife" on sunday on cbs. we're now about to discuss the major shock twist. the death of will gardner shocked fans. they have been forced to explain why they wrote josh charles' character out of the series. last night we spoke with them and the program's star juliana margulies at the ed sullivan theater in new york. so you went to them and said it's time for me to do something else. when did you start that process? >> somewhere in year four i felt like -- i kind of felt burnt out. we had a long conversation about it and i felt a little fried and that i was ready for something different for me. >> when did you learn? >> it was probably in march of
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last year when his contract was coming up and i got a call from michelle and robert and they said, we need to tell you something, josh is going to be leaving the show and i said why, and they said well his contract's up and he doesn't, you know want to renew. and my head just started spinning and i said wait. did you see if he could do less episodes, maybe offer him more directing. i just immediately became alicia lawyer trying to figure out how to negotiate this contract. >> how did we come to the conclusion that the way to do this is standing in a courtroom and your client's going to shoot you? >> an awful lot of talk in the writer's room. it was sad for us, too, the thought of a character we love dying. >> and character who's crucial to the story line. >> absolutely.
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but it felt like anything else would have been a little bit too easy and would have stayed out there. we all would have wanted alicia to have will had he been only across the country or disbarred. what this also gave us was something more interesting for alicia to allow her -- to see the next step for alicia which is really what the show is always about. >> one of the things we played into was the audience's expectation of a completion of a character arc and we want the sense that alicia and will, the arc of the year is they were going to get back together. we break them up so we can put them back together. so much of the show was the love triangle but play what happens when a loved one dies in life or suddenly is, no there are no completed arcs in life. so it's playing reality hopefully but within the terminology of tv. >> when will gardner gets shot i've never seen anything like. it. i don't tweet, but i've never
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gotten so many messages and i do text. >> were there central messages to all these messages? >> it was -- most of it was omg. >> oh, my god. >> how did you keep this a secret so long. and then twitter is going insane. it's lighting up is what seven telling me that we were the number one -- i'm not going to say it right because i don't tweet. what is it? >> trending. >> there you go. the other was, how could you? >> no. it's actually been -- i have to say it's -- i call -- there's the cra-cras. they're out there every day. the crazy people out there. they always get that. i would say by and large there's been an intense pouring and overwhelmingly sad -- >> can you describe it? >> i get the sense people really love the show and the character, and for me the fantasy of,
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well, what do people say at my funeral? i feel like in a way i've gotten in a very fictional sense i've got on the live that. i tried to reach out. unlike jewels i love twitter. tried to reach out to as many people as i can. i called a woman i follow and she follows me and she said her mom was so devastated. and in the editing room i'm editing an episode when it aired at 5:15 and i said give me your mom's number i want to call her. and she's like are you [ bleep ] me? i was like, no. you know what? i want to do this. give me her number. i'll call her. tell her it's me. i'm not going to prank call. so she d.m.'d me her mom's number. said, maureen, this is josh. i wanted to check in on you. i heard you were having trouble sleeping and not doing well.
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she loved the show. she was a bit devastated but i talked her through it. >> i imagine this is the best time because you've got this education of alicia and there's a whole bunch of new options, what's happened to you in roipgs s rogs relationships? >> it opens up a plethora of things for alicia. what seems to be happening because we're chuting episode 21 right now is that, of course there's going to be this hole in her life but how she fills it and how she starts to question her choices and why am i doing this, you'll see this tremendous loss for her, but the choices she makes from then on are incredibly careful. >> and that's what it's about. it's about as the creators have said this, it's about the education of alicia. >> you do get invested in a show. i'm glad they gave us insight into what they were thinking.
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nice to see. bill plante state senator leland yee is at the center of a corrupti good morning, everyone. it's 8:25. i'm frank mallicoat. time for some news headlines here at channel 5. state for leland yee is at center of a corruption investigation resulting in more than 2 dozen federal indictments. yee is accused of trading political favors for cash. he is scheduled to return to court on monday. a man was injured trying to put out an apartment fire in livermore overnight one of 13 people displaced by the fire. it started at 1:00 on mariette to boulevard. cause unknown so far. the devil's slide coastal trail in san mateo county opens to the public this afternoon. trailheads are near montera and pacifica. devil's slide was a notorious stretch of highway 1 often closed to traffic. traffic is coming up next with liz and roberta has your forecast coming up after the break.
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good morning. we will start with a look at the south bay where still they are extra slow on 285 because of cleared accidents, give yourself some extra time especially on northbound 85. some slick roads out the door. westbound 92 also looking pretty sluggish as you leave hayward especially on the flat section of the bridge. eastbound 92 looks good though leaving the peninsula and heading towards the east bay
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and here's a live look at the nimitz now just within the last 20 minutes or so we started to see traffic crawl between 238 and the downtown oakland exits. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." here's roberta. >> i have never seen your umbrella before, elizabeth. something tells me it's very trendy. [ laughter ] >> keep the umbrella handy today. hi, everybody! it's live, it's our kpix 5 weather camera looking out towards the mostly cloudy bay bridge in san francisco. we do have some light precipitation still falling right there, let's zoom on in towards sonoma. and actually, those yellow areas highlight pretty moderate rainfall at this time. so keep the umbrella handy. right now 40s and 50s out the door, highs later today under mostly cloudy skies into the 50s and into the mid-60s. south winds at 15. we will see a brand-new storm system rolling into the bay area friday night through saturday morning. scattered showers during the day on saturday, tapering off for your sunday. enjoy your day, everyone.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up this half hour are your ncaa brackets busted? yep. you are not alone. march madness resumes torn and here's where the tv magic will happen. this is studio 43 right upstairs from us. it's going to be a very busy place in a few hours. bill raftery is in our toyota green room. onion. that's straight ahead. right now it's time to show you this morning's headlines. a chicago conductor admits to falling asleep before the
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commuter train crashed. the operator admitted she also dozed off in another incident less than two months ago sheechls now on leave. "usa today" says taco bell is taking aim at a big rival in a new commercial for a breakfast offering. they want a bite of the $50 million breakfast foot market chain. >> and the seattle chain says oprah winfrey is hitting the road. she's launching a self-help tour this fall. it's called "oprah's the life you want" weekend. she'll hold two-day events in eight cities. she'll take the stage the first
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night in each city followed by other high-profile personalities the next day. >> i think i'm going to take some notes. >> why not. >> i think i'll go. >> what can you learn? >> i'm working on it. >> she's done well. >> yes, she has. as pope francis met president obama this morning, the pope received a historic thumbs-up from his flock in america. a cbs news poll out this morning shows 48% of u.s. catholics believe their church is in touch with their needs. it is the first time our poll has ever found more people saying the church is in touch than out of touch. today's vatican meeting is the 28th time that sating american president has met with a poechl bill plachbt at the white house says that relationship took more than a century to establish. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you know woodrow wilson was the first american president to visit the pope back in 1919. he met with benedict xvth after the two had already experienced several letters regarding world war i.
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but it would be 40 years before another president would visit the vatican. when president eisenhower made his trip to rome in 1959 there was still strong catholic sentiment in the u.s. something prlt kennedy prompted as a cane and announce in his famous speech. >> i'm not the catholic kennedy for president. i am the democratic party's president who happens to also be catholic. >> reporter: when he met the pope in 1963 he shook hands rather than kissing the ring which was then a customary practice for catholics. ever since they've made the trip to rome with mixed results. >> in times of great need god does send someone. >> reporter: pope john paul the ii lent support to ronald reagan but he admonished the first
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president bush in the iraq-led war in 1991. >> we had a major talk a touching on all the troubled spots. >> and did the same to his son over the second iraq war. for president obama this is a second trip to the vatican. he and mrs. obama met with pope benedict xvi in 2009 during which the presidentope pressed the president on abortion and stem cell research. there is more common ground for president obama and pope francis. both made history when elected as the first african-american president and the first latin american pope. both started off on a wave of popularity. but while president obama's approval numbers have dropped, pope francis's numbers continue to ascend which is another reason this visit could be a boon for the american president. >> generally presidents are
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looking to kaifr the favor of the man who is a spiritual leader to tens of millions of americans. they're also meeting someone who's the head of state, who has a lot of diplomatic power in the walls. >> reporter: we may never know what they talked about in private, but there was a hint yesterday on the authority of the vatican radio. they noted the controversy on health care requiring mandatory coverage of sterilization, abortion and other issues like same-sex marriage. charlie? bill thanks. march madness continues tofrmt with a tip-off, tonight's sweet 16. they've seen a dozen upsets including syracuse kansas duke, unc. for nooerm three decades bill raftery has captured the excitement on cbs sports his own way. >> you can do it. >> talk about march onions. wow. terrific talent.
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shootsy-scoochy, coo. it was st. patrick's day. >> d.p. putting lon jer aonlingerie with it. >> he combed his hair with a wash rag this morning. >> so the question is where does it come from? >> i think it's background who you hang around with. trying to simplify things. >> snoochy-coochie-coo? >> that's definitely something a man should say to his girlfriend. >> and the lingerie? >> that was because growing up you didn't want to ask your mother for that garment, so it made it a little more -- >> god forbid you say the word panties. i like the like a belgian waffle, sweet. you have a way of taking everyday terms and putting them
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to basketball that everybody likes to hear. >> i've about got great audience. you know it's great vehicle for us, too, watching these kids. i know a lot of kids are upset about duke including some at the table. >> some are very happy about duke. >> he's one of the great people great coaches. we had jim boeheim on and he was talking about how close everything has become in college basketball, that there aren't anything like an upset anymore. preparation, we've got kids lasting longer or staying in certain schools for a long time which are key. transfers of fifth year kids. some are 19, 20 not quite ready. >> tell us your best moment in everything you watched. >> you know, i think the -- in my career, the sixth overtime game with connecticut and syracuse a few years ago in the big east. that was special. and george mason they were down in washington and won the right
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to go to regionals and that was sort of the front-runner of the butlers of the world. great game. >> you coached seton hall for many years. you know what it's like what the players are feeling, what the coaches are feeling. what is it about march madness, though, that it's a different kind of animal when you get into this tournament? >> i think it's a renaissance. you start over. it's a rebirth. refreshing. you fight all year to get to that position, to be off the bubble and be this the tournament. and now everybody's watching and i think every kid who starts dribbling in the backyard or school yard. some day he wants to be in a position where he takes that shot or makes that free-throw. >> there's always a cinderella team who you didn't expect to be there and you say, why not. >> yeah. even if they're names to know, baylor comes to mind. they struggle and all of a sudden they're feeling pretty good. connecticut was one of those that had gotten a run late.
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>> a lot of people who love march madness don't necessarily watch the nba. what is it that makes it special? there seems to be like a unique passion that they bring to the game. >> my thing is they have a connection. they have family or friends that went to that school or played in it. it raises the level of interest. the passion is incredible. our camera guys and directors just capture you know the sadness, like this is the end. you know we were up in syracuse, they lost a youbd see the sullen look like their life is over and a couple of days later, they've got a chance to play the next year they're rejuvenated. >> somehow, even though we've been talking about college sports and all the problems it has, it seems that it's more pure and gentle win emotion is more genuine. >> well there are problems as we all know and yet come tournament time, they're forgot
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forgotten. you know everything is there for people to enjoy. it's crystalized. the moment is so special. it makes older people which i can't relate to certainly. you're young again. you're at least young at heart. >> i was so glad to meet you. on twitter they said bill raftery is the o.g. which is original gangster. >> i'm happy to hear that. >> those's a compliment to you. >> thanks. >> cbs coverage of the sweet 16 begins tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 p.m. pacific. to see more log on to cbssports.com. dust off those bell bottoms and get your hair up high. we're going back to the '70s
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"sow train" moved to the living roomings anthony mason shows us a new book showing the first black tv program to reach a national audience. anthony, good morning. >> good morning, gail. when "soul train's" creator don cornelius dies a few years ago, he left more than a legend. he broke barriers and help as country still sore from the struggle for civil rights.
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it may look retro now, but in its heyday "soul train" was revolutionary. >> to have a hoff hour where the host is black, dancers are black, commercials are black, there's never been 30 minutes of that much soul on american tv either. >> reporter: he documents the show in a new book "the hippest trip in america." what was the culture for black audiences? >> to see black people on tv was a rare occurrence. you either saw them in the news or marching and protesting. in this show it's no there's fun, there's joy, and you can be part of this fun experience. >> you can bet your last money -- >> what did don cornelius's
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personality bring to the show? >> he brought a command and a cool. guys are not cool anymore like don cornelius. they just aren't. >> some of them were kind of cautious about "soul train." >> there was a lot of skepticism with his last entirr prize. there was never anything that was black owned. >> reporter: before long "soul train" was where the eris tock rahcy of it came to play. >> it has nothing to do with music. it's don cornelius playing basketball against marvin gaye. refereed by smokey robinson. >> reporter: the first black owned program on national television also created opportunities for black owned businesses. >> announcer: today's beautiful queen uses aafro sheen. >> when you see that you'll
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never see anyone with a hat on their head. the reason it's johnson products. >> reporter: he caught a cross-country flight to california after first seeing the show. >> i left philadelphia september 22nd 1972 at 10:22 pacific time on a tuesday. >> just because you wanted to be on "soul train." >> i wanted to go and be where those dancers were. >> reporter: regular dancers like proctor and demeta jo freeman showed they could hold their own along some of the biggest stars. >> this is the first time that black kids off the streets who have dreams never ever thought that they would be a part of show business. >> freeman's moves eventually caught the attention of dick clark who recruited her for his "american bandstand" and ultimately offered her a job. >> he knew where the energy was
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going at this moment in pop culture and he was trying to take it. >> reporter: in 1973 clark create add rival show "soul unlimited" but a proposed boycott from black business leaders forced abc to cancel it before it could complete a full season season. >> in the context of 1972/'73 black boycott in a very politicized era was a real threat. >> reporter: "soul train" remaining the longest running syndicated program in television history. >> how about it one more time. >> reporter: cornelius leading it through an ever-changing landscape of style and song. ♪ >> reporter: he didn't get rap, did he? he didn't like it. >> he didn't really -- it was a soul guy. >> it doesn't make sense to me as an old guy. i don't know why they love it so much. >> reporter: one of the reasons you see "soul train" begin to loose some of its power is that
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era. >> reporter: the show lasted for more than a decade after don cornelius retired as host in 1993, but for nelson george, "soul train" will always belong to that 1970s era it helped define. >> i think about the thing about "soul train" you think about the '70s, you think about the travolta suit, nixon. it certainly touched on that era, and "soul train" was one of them. >> we wish you love and peace and soul. >> i remember. >> nobody could dress like don cornelius. it's interesting that when don cornelius who was a chicago host, he took it to abc and
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headlines... state senator leland yee is at the center of a corruption good morning, everyone. 8:55 on your thursday. time for some news headlines. i'm frank mallicoat. state senator leland yee is at the center of a corruption investigation involving more than 2 dozen federal indictments. yee is accused of trading political favors for cash. he is scheduled to be in court monday. >> an oakland family of a brain- dead is going to receive the terri schiavo life and hope network. 13-year-ol jahi was declared brain-dead. the network is giving them the award for protecting a loved one against overwhelming odds. >> soggy and damp, roberta? >> good morning.
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let's head outside. dublin with raindrops. we see rain showers into ♪. so bottom line is, keep an umbrella handy, a stray shower today. right now in the 40s and 50s. later today, mostly cloudy, south winds at 15, highs in the 50s and mid-60s. your extended forecast calls for a brand-new storm to roll into the bay area by friday night through saturday with scattered showers during the day. lingering shower on sunday. an unsettled weather pattern on monday through wednesday. it is the return of the battle of the bay. tonight, game time at 7:05. it's oakland a's versus the san francisco giants. in the mid-50s. that's your weather forecast. elizabeth on deck with traffic next.
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good morning. it's not looking too good coming in a santa rosa right now. in the northbound lanes of 101, you can see why. the sensors are red northbound 101 before loy 12. it's a four-car accident blocking one lane. and traffic is jammed pretty solid from golf course drive. also, in the east bay, southbound 680 remains heavy from concord straight into the walnut creek. once you get past the 24 interchange, speeds improve and here's a live look at 880 in oakland where it is a slow crawl near the oakland coliseum.
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