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next. enjoy the holiday, everybody. captioning funded by cbs good morning to our viewers in the west. it is monday, january 18, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." iran frees five americans. we'll talk to the brother of a released prisoner. plus, the family of the former fbi agent still missing in iran. bernie sanders and hillary clinton clash over guns, health care and wall street in a heated debate. and sean penn tells charlie about the fears he had when he met el chapo. what you didn't see last night on "60 minutes." but we begin with today's "eye opener," your world in 60 seconds. >> this is a good day. once again we are seeing what's possible with strong american
diplomacy. >> the u.s. swaps prisoners with iran. >> three of the americans released arrived safely in germany. >> this comes as the u.s. imposed new sanctions against iran. in campaign 2016 the final democratic face-off before the crucial iowa caucus. >> when this campaign began, she was 50 points ahead of me. guess what, in iowa, new hampshire, the race is very, very close. tornadoes roared through central florida. a couple dies. >> they were just wonderful people. the world won't be the same without them. in iraq the u.s. embassy confirms that malitias confirmed three americans said to be contractors. military rescue crews expanding their search for 12 marines missing off the coast of hawaii. and just days after president obama signed an emergency declaration in flint -- >> flint is a crime scene. another space mission blasted off but not everything went according to plan.
helmet camera video from a firefighter in fresno. the crew had to help seven people escape. >> all that -- >> the carolina panthers are headed to their fourth nfc championship game. >> we have to get prepared for the next game. >> the patriots will battle for the championship. >> and all that matters -- >> sean penn says he failed in his interview with drug lord el chapo. >> you would do everything again. >> yeah. i hope to talk to him again. >> on "cbs this morning". >> and the critics' choice is -- >> jacob tremblay. >> i want to thank my parents and love them very much. and i know where to put this. right on the shelf right besides my malay falcon. >> this is brought to you by
toyota, legt's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell is off. three of the five americans freed by iran in a prisoner swap are now in germany. the americans were traded for seven iranians serving prison time in the u.s. reported jason rezaian, saeed abedini and amir hekmati were flown out on saturday. >> we know very little about the sixth prisoner. elizabeth palmer is outside the germany where the three former prisoners hope to meet with their families later today. elizabeth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, it's been a grueling, intense 48 hours with one nerve-racking last-minute delay. but today, at last, the wait is over. a swiss air force plane flew the americans to safety on european
soil. and here's the first glimpse of the "washington post's" jason rezaian shaking hands with a man from the state department who led the release negotiations. rezaian was jailed a year and a half ago charged with spying. pastor saeed abedini was detained in 2012 alleged to have organized christian worship in iran. and the other was charged with espionage. as soon as the news broke, hekmati's sister was on her way to meet him. cbs caught up with her in detroit's airport. >> i'm in a fog. this is surreal. i'm still in disbelief. and, honestly, everything just happened so quickly that i don't think it will hit me until i'm hugging him. >> reporter: and she's all set to help him make up for lost time. >> i feel like every new year there's a year-end review magazine and i would save it so
that he could get caught up. >> reporter: on board she and her husband were on board for a reunion they feared would never come. after 14 months of top-secret bargaining that started on the sidelines of the nuclear talk. also free are two of the seven prisoners the u.s. released from its jail as part of the swap. all were accused of violating american sanctions against iran. and finally, there's a mystery man. the fourth american prisoner who was released along with the others but apparently stayed behind in iran. all we know is his name, nosratollah khosravi. the three freed americans in germany are in the hospital behind me. they are having thorough psychological and physical workups today to make sure they are okay. and their family members
anxiously waiting, hoping that the big reunion can take place later on. charlie? >> thanks, elizabeth palmer in germany. and we have the brother of jason rezaian with us. good morning. >> good morning. >> how is your brother this morning? >> i was able to speak to him on the phone and he's happy to be out. he got a good night's rest. and he's working really hard to get himself better so that he can come back home. >> ali, a lot of people are happy your brother is coming back home. he was held for more than 544 days. you must have so many questions for him. what is it you want to know? >> i think right now i just want to concentrate on making sure he's okay. you know, psychologically and physically. >> what is his psychological state right now? >> he really seems very positive, strong, he wants to come out of this stronger than before. and come back. >> are you angry that it took this long? >> i'm angry they took him in
the first base. jason didn't do anything wrong. they never had any evidence against him. they put him through this sham of a trial. and just dragged it out. it is completely inhumane and there's no reason this had to happen. jason was one of the best spokespeople for iran when he was there. he loved the country. and, you know, for them to do this to him for 18 months is unconsciously. >> he said he loved the country and talked about frustration, but also made it very clear i love living here and like this place. >> yeah, i think that's true. you know, i live in san francisco, it's a beautiful town and there's things i don't like about it either. so jason, he's just that kind of person. and he has no qualms with the iranian people. you know, the way he's been treated by parts of the iranian government is really criminal. >> there's some people who criticize the deal because they say exactly what you're saying, he has done nothing and they are exchanging him for prisoners that have gone through the judicial process.
>> well, both the congress and senate unanimously voted on resolutions telling the president to do everything possible to bring home the americans and, you know, there's been support from the president, support from secretary kerry and all the hard work of bret mcgerk to make this deal happen. in theory i know what the folks are saying, but these people have been held there for no reason and i'm thankful they are on their way home. and i'm hopeful the iranians will help out and fulfill their commitments to help find mr. levinson as well. >> you spoke to the president, what did he tell you? >> i spoke to him briefly. he said this shouldn't have happened. he had been focused on it. his administration was focused on it. it was important for them. and i know this went to the highest level of the government to get the deal done. it wouldn't have happened without the support of so many
people throughout the government. you know, i think family would just like to thank everybody for that. >> thank you. >> ali rezaian, thank you. we appreciate you joining us. >> thank you, all. ahead, we'll talk to the family of america's longest held hostage, robert levinson. his wife and son will be here in studio 57 for the first interview sbiince the prisoner exchange. that's ahead this morning. and the u.s. imposed new limited sanctions over iran's ballistic mistill program. the iranian spokesman says the new sanctions are no moral legitimacy. washington preserved the historic nuclear deal with tehran and the release of the american prisoners. margaret brennan is at the white house. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as the prisoners were released, iran received what it so desperately needs, $100 billion in cash and sanctions relief. the controversial reward for
cutting a deal to free this nuclear program. >> this is a good day. >> reporter: president obama said his high stakes diplomacy paid off. iran cannot build a nuclear weapon. >> for decades to come, inspectors have the opportunity to look at iran's nuclear supply chain. if iran tries to cheat, we will crash them. >> reporter: tehran surprised u.s. officials by quickly come playing with the deal to disable nuclear facilities ahead of forecasts. sh shipping out 25,000 pounds of atomic fuel, reducing the number of centrifuges and rendering plutonium useless. in exchange, tens of billions of iranian assets were unfrozen and sanctions lifted. now oil can ship free to sail
foreign goods. and the u.s. agreed to make a $1.3 billion interest payment to iran to settle a 1970s dispute. iran's president said it marked a golden page in the country' history but still does not trust the u.s. and the feeling is mutual after the prisoners left tehran yesterday, the white house slapped new sanctions on 11 entities and individuals linked to its ballistic missile program. a delayed response to illegal missile launches conducted this fall. that didn't quiet critics including republican presidential candidates. >> you take an american hostage, barack obama will cut a deal with you, whether it is bergdahl, what he did with the castro brothers and now what he's done with iran. >> reporter: now the u.s. still does not have diplomatic relations with iran, a country the u.s. considers a major state sponsor of terrorism. but the white house does want to explore whether there are ways to work with tehran. but it is not clear at all what the relationship will be once president obama leaves office. >> thank you, margaret.
a search is on this morning for three americans missing in iraq. the contractors were abducted in baghdad accord stock the associated press and captured at the home of their interpreter. the u.s. embassy there received no warning. diplomats were told last week that an iranian-backed malitia wanted to kidnap an american or american contractor. hillary clinton has a wider national lead over bernie sanders this morning in the race for the democratic presidential nomination. and nbc news/wall street journal poll shows clinton ahead by 25 points but other polls show them closer. sanders defended his stances on gun control and health care last night. nancy cordes is in charleston where the democrats debated. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. with clinton and sanders neck and neck in iowa, the competition has grown intense.
so intense that the candidates actually shouted a good portion of their answers last night and didn't seem to realize they were doing it. >> he voted to let guns go on to amtrak, guns into national parks. >> reporter: hillary clinton ice goal was to put the surging bernie sanders on the defensive. first on gun control. >> he has voted with the nra, with the gun lobby numerous times. voted against the brady bill five times. >> i think secretary clinton knows what she says is very disingenuo disingenuous. i have a d-minus voting record from the nra. >> reporter: she also took aim at his health care plan to replace all private insurance policy with state-run coverage. >> the fact is, we have the affordable care act. that is one of the greatest accomplishments of president obama. to tear it up and start over again, pushing our country back into that kind of a contentious debate, i think is the wrong direction. >> we're not going to tear up the affordable care act.
i helped write it. but we are going to move on top of that for health care for all. >> reporter: throughout the night clinton cast herself as president obama's greatest allie and natural heir. a bid to win back progressives enamered with senator sanders. >> president obama has led our country out of the great recession. senator sanders called him weak, disappointing. >> reporter: sanders argued some of clinton's strongest ties are to wall street. >> you perceived all the 600,000 dollars in speaking fees from goldman sachs in one year. goldman sachs is not going to have, bring forth a secretary of treasury for a sanders administration. >> reporter: their clashes made it hard at times for former maryland governor, martin o'malley, to get a word in. >> secretary clinton, i kcut yo off and will give you 30 seconds to respond on lone wolf. >> can i get 30 seconds, too?
>> under pressure from the clinton camp, sanders released details on his health care plan two hours before last night's debate. it includes a 2% tax on most americans, which he insists will still be cheaper than the private insurance they pay for now. >> nancy, thank you. republicans are also feeling the pressure ahead of the iowa caucuses. the feud between donald trump and ted cruz is escalating. major garrett is in washington with a growing rivalry now getting personal. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's politics as usual for donald trump and ted cruz. i guess we can forget all their posing as fundamentally different kinds of candidates. turns out they can throw mud, dredge up opposition research and hurl insults just like, well, just like every other run of the mill politician. >> he was very pro-choice and supported partial birth abortion. he was open to gay marriage and
hissics pla nati isic explanati i'm a new yorker. those are what new york values are. they are not iowa values. >> reporter: trump countered that cruz fully didn't disclose loans arguing that help from new york banks make his closest rival a hypocrite. >> he wants to look like robin hood. the one protecting people from the banks while he's borrowing money. >> reporter: trump rolled out a new schoolyard attack on his rival. >> he's a nasty guy. nobody likes him. nobody in congress likes him. nobody likes him anywhere once they get to know him. >> reporter: and he was critical of cruz's support for supreme court justice john roberts who twice helped obamacare survive legal challenges. in 2005 cruz backed roberts' confirmation calling him a brilliant lawyer. >> cruz fought like hell to get justice roberters in there. justice roberts turned out to be an absolute disaster. >> one of the reasons i like ted cruz so much -- >> a. >> reporter: a super pac
supporting ted cruz turned his pac against him. marco rubio also called hip a flip-flopper. >> i think i'm the only one to unite the republican party. hillary clinton does not want to run against me. >> reporter: rubio is competing with john kasich, chris christie and jeb bush to be the mainstream alternative to trump or cruz. christie told voters this weekend that rubio and cruz are one-term senators just like the president was in 2008. voting again for that level of experience in expecting better results, christie said, was the definition of insanity. charlie? thank you, major. florida's recovering this morning from a deadly tornado outbreak. two grandparents were killed in this mobile home outside tampa. another twister yesterday ripped through a gulf coast neighborhood near sarasota. a third smaller tornado struck north of west palm beach. and this morning marks day four of the search for 12 missing marines near hawaii.
the coast guard has searched nearly 19,000 square miles off the island of oahu where two marine helicopters went down late thursday in a possible collision. over the weekend high surf and a laser strike against the coast guard search plane complicated the search efforts there. small amounts of debris have been found but no sign of any survivors. off the coast of new zealand flames swallowed a tourist boat this morning. all 60 people jumped overboard to escape the fire. they were rescued by other boats. the tourist boat later sank. u.s. stock markets are closed this morning in observance of martin luther king jr. day, but the plummeting price of oil is weighing on global investors. markets in europe and asia are mixed. the cost of crude is below $30 a barrel for the first time in 12 years. the average price of gas is now $1.80 a gallon, the lowest since 2009. the nfl's top four teams will play on sunday for a chance at the super bowl. peyton manning rekindled his own magic last night in denver. he led the broncos to come from
behind beating pittsburgh 23-16. the broncos will face tom brady and the patriots in the afc championship here on cbs. carolina will play arizona in the nfc championship. the panthers beat seattle on sunday 31-24. we're counting down to super bowl 50. jim nance and phil sims will bring you all the action from santa clara, virginia, on sunday, february 7, right here on cbs. >> if you're a football fan, you had a good weekend. whether sitting at the bar or sitting at home. >> and you can't wait for next sunday. >> those were great games. >> i loved watching archie manning watch his son. except from the kpix weather center in san francisco, good morning, everybody. the rain has passed through the
bay area leaving in its wake a lot of puddles out there. temperatures right now, with the mainly dry skies and cloudy skies. temperatures are in the 50s. very mild temperatures right now. and then later today, high 50s and low 60s. wind under 5 miles an hour out of the south. picking up late night overnight, southeast and rain develops through tuesday and more rain thursday night. sean penn says he is ready
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i'm frank mallicoat. 7:26. here's what's happening -- all about the rain. many up in napa are heading to sandbag stations to prepare their homes for potential flooding. the station outside memorial stadium very busy over the weekend. oakland's only walmart has shut its doors. it's one of 270 stores worldwide that walmart is shutting down to cut costs. the city says the minimum wage hike could be the reason for them closing their doors. coming up on cbs this morning, a debate to ban donald trump. more on that, traffic and the rain. roberta has your forecast on this holiday right after the break. stay there. ,,,, ,,
niles canyon. a rock slide is shutting down lanes. eastbound between 238 and palamarais. pleasanton sunol expect delays. elsewhere we're still dealing with a traffic alert along the eastbound 808 connector. 101 looking good. northbound 101 we've got a few brake lights as you work your way from 280/680 also getting word of an accident at gauped lupe pay parkway. in san francisco over 1.25 of rain fell since midnight. the rain is out of here. in its wake mostly cloudy skies. we do have pockets of fog especially in the santa rosa area. we will have sunny breaks today. right now, pretty mild in the 50s. wind will blow out of the south at about 5, 8 miles an hour increasing late night southeast at 15. temperatures in the 50s and low 60s. guess what. storm number 11 is cued up to move into the bay area tonight overnight through tomorrow
♪,,, oops. looked like it was going okay and then that. an explosive landing for spacex rocket yesterday after delivering a satellite into orbit. it attempted to land on a platform after the california coast. but a landing leg malfunctioned and causing it to tip over and explode. just last month, spacex landed a rocket on land but the company has not been able to do that at sea. still, they feel pretty good about it because it took off successfully but they still have things to work out. >> and they clearly will keep
trying. >> they will. welcome back to "cbs this morning. coming up in this half hour, a debate begins in the uk today on whether to ban donald trump. petitions supporting the proposal has 500,000 signatures and how some brits compare trump to hate creature. sean penn talked with charlie rose last night on "60 minutes." why he feared for his life is ahead. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. the "miami herald" remembers an american missionary killed in burkina faso. rittering was among 20 people killed on friday when al qaeda fighters stormed a hotel and cafe. he ran an orphanage in the west african country. a pastor from his florida church called him a modern day martyr. a former taco bell executive accused of attacking an uber driving is now suing the driver.
we showed you benjamin goldman hitting this uber driver in october. he was charged and later apologized. golden is now filing a $5 million lawsuit. he claims he suffered invasion of privacy and emotional distress. london's "guardian" says pro tennis officials are blasting a report that alleges a widespread match fixing cover-up. abbc and buzzfeed news report says 16 top players, including grand slam winner, may have thrown matches for betters. no players have been named. tennis officials deny a cover-up. they say the suspected match fixing happened years ago and was investigated. "the detroit news" reports on the flint water crisis coming up in the democratic debate. the candidates blasted michigan's governor for his response to the lead contamination. teams this weekend visit 5,000 homes. president obama signed an emergency declaration. flint will get millions of dollars in federal aid along with water bottles and filters.
adriana diaz is in flint, with demands for more help. >> reporter: good morning. we are in the home of a flint resident who, like thousands of others, said what they really need is clean pipes. this tap water used to be brown. it now looks and smells fine. but the corroded pipes still make it unsafe to drink. frustration over flint's tainted water supply is spilling over. >> flint is now a crime scene. >> reporter: michigan's governor rick snyder declared a state of emergency over the city's water two weeks ago. but state official may have known about the problem months earlier because city data showed a spike in lead. during sunday's presidential debate, hillary clinton and bernie sanders blasted the republican governor. >> the population, which is poor in many ways, and majority african-american, has been drinking and bathing in lead-contaminated water. and the governor of that state
acted as though he didn't really care. >> a man who acts that irresponsibly should not stay in power. >> reporter: protesters gathered outside flint city hall saturday. >> we need federal help. >> reporter: to see liberal activist michael moore who grew up in the city of nearly 100,000 and says president obama's emergency declaration is not enough. >> it's not just the water crisis. it's a racial crisis! it's a poverty crisis. >> reporter: to save money in 2014 flint stopped paying for water from detroit and tapped into its own river instead but the river water stripped lead from pipes. since the move the number of children with high lead levels doubled and ten people have died from legionnaire's disease. the city has been reversed to the switch but the water is still unsafe. >> i'm pouring bottles of water over my meat. >> reporter: since january 9th, flints has received 26,000 cases of water and over the weekend
cher sent 181,000 additional bottles. we spoke to flint's mayor moments after the president's declaration. >> we didn't deserve what happened but we do deserve this time of response. >> reporter: this is the water residents can actually drink. many will be protesting tomorrow at the governor's state of the state address. after last night's debate, governor snyder tweeted, political statements and finger pointing from candidates only distract from the flint water crisis. >> our "60 minutes" interview with the actor sean penn is gaining global attention. we spoke about penn's conversation with joaquin guzman, the drug lord known as el chapo. guzman was captured this month. he met with penn while on the run. we have a part of the interview you did not see last night. penn says he was not out to glorify el chapo. do you make a moral equivalency between el chapo and people who either buy or sell drugs in america? >> i do, if it's me.
i can't -- i don't make that judgment for everyone else, but i wouldn't go so far to buy or sell drugs. >> reporter: so he is no better than you or worse than you? >> i say i can't make him worse than me. if i'm not out there doing everything that i can to get a conversation going on the way in which we prosecute that war. >> reporter: do you believe that part of the reason is such a controversy about this is that because people appreciate the nature of the man and what he has done, and the empire he has created, and the ravages that the product that he sells across the border have done to a society? >> well, it's funny you use the word "appreciate." because i think that there is -- and there always has been in the american culture a romance of the outlaw. i don't share it. >> reporter: you don't see him as a romantic figure? >> no, i don't see him as a romantic figure. >> reporter: how do you see him?
i mean, you spent seven hours on a mountain top. >> i see him as one man who, with the choices he was given, with the imagination, and perhaps the interpru neuroial drive that he had nached it atto something that is harvest and selling in a very different way and experienced its usage. >> reporter: were you fearful for your life at any time? >> look. i think it's ludicrous. >> reporter: to not? >> to not consider what can be an extraordinarily unpredictable situation where you have a lot of irrational people, where you have somebody who is the target of militaries and law enforcement. of course. but, look. i don't know how to fly an airplane, man. every time i get on the plane, i'm relaxed. i don't know if those two guys
are going to have a heart attack and this big bird is going to fall out of the sky, so once you make the decision, you focus on the things that you can control. i'm not in control of any of that. >> reporter: would you do everything again? >> yes. i mean, i hope to talk to him again, you know, under whatever circumstances. >> reporter: because? >> while this article had its focus and its intention, i'm interested in asking more. >> a lot of information. how long was the interview? because as long as it was, i still wanted to see more about what he had to say. >> we talked about an hour and a half on tape. >> what was the most surprising thing for you about the interview? >> it's hard to say because there were so many things. i was surprised at what he said about the mexican government. he doesn't believe that his trip there had anything to do with the recapture, because he
believes that he was under surveillance all along and that el chapo was under surveillance before he arrived. >> i thought it was interesting when he was stunned that he even talked to him. he did not think that would happen. >> we will have new portions of our conversation in the next hour and he explains why el c p chapo was captured alive and you can see my entire interview tonight on pbs. 500,000 people in britain are lined up against one man. mark phillips is outside the parliament morning. >> reporter: in the storied history of this place, there is never one like scheduled for this after be in studio 57.
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presidential debates but the republican front-runner is the focus of a different debate this morning in london on. legislators will discuss a it's almost 1,000 years of history, it's never seen anything quite like this. donald trump has always been seen as something of a grotesque american curiosity in britain, even when he was promising to invest hundreds of millions in scottish golf resorts. >> we have amazing friendships here. >> reporter: back then, his most outspoken opponent was a local farmer named michael ford who was refusing to move.
but donald trump has many more critics now. ever since this. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> reporter: he was hardly finished before a petition was launched demanding that he be banned from the uk. it has since gathered more than 500,000 signatures and that has triggered an automatic debate in parliament and some scathing reaction from the prime minister. >> i think his remarks are divisive, stupid, and wrong. >> reporter: even his former scottish pals like former first minister of scotland appearing on a radio call-in have jumped on the dump donald band wagon. >> because he is a republican candidate i think is like hitler and 500,000 are signing the petition. >> reporter: people like donald trump have been banned from the
uk before but not rich american men running for president. still, that is what is on the table and that is what mps like this lady are proposing. >> my understanding that he is banned before he enters the uk. will the government lead by example in considering m to his mexican wife and take him to a mosque then. gayle? >> oh, boy! >> sounds like the solution to me. >> that will be quite the trip. interesting to see what donald's response it. i will think donald trump will say, i have no desire to go to england. i never want to go there. i'm sure he'll have a response before the day is over. thank you, mark. nascar racer tony stewart is fired up in the stands and
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season. the man in the red shirt is admitted to having a little bit to drink. >> you do not want to do that with all of the camera phones recording. >> you do not. ahead, with talk about the iran deal with former secretary of defense robert gates and james carville is in our green room. he helped bill clinton win the white house and we will ask him for his outlook on the 2016 race. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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welcome back. let's jump right to good news. eastbound 380 connector to south 101 lanes are now open from an earlier big rig accident. still activity off to the right side and south 101 we're learning from chp that that right lane is shut down for the accident. we're seeing a few delays southbound 101 along the peninsula. northbound hip 1 through pacifica we're getting word of an accident possibly blocking lanes. it's a little slow on the north side. a rockslide, highway 84, niles canyon, a lot of activity near that area. roberta? i love this camera atop the transamerica pyramid. you can see the ferry. we do have the skies clearing after overnight rain. we saw over 2 inches in some location. temperature-wise in the 50s. later today, we're talking about temperatures topping off in the 50th and -- 50s and low
♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is monday, january 18, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead including the new battle for hillary clinton and bernie sanders. former clinton adviser james carville is in studio 57 to preview the democratic race. first, here is today's "eye opener at 8." >> reporter: it's been a grueling and intense 48 hours. today, at last, the wait is over. >> kevin, how is your brother? >> working really hard to get himself better so he can come back home. >> reporter: as the prisoners were released, iran received the controversial reward for cutting a deal to freeze its nuclear
program. >> competition has grown intense, so intense that the candidates actually shouted a good portion of their answers. ⌞> politics as usual for donald trump and ted cruz. they can hurl insults just like every other run-of-the-mill politician. >> this water used to be brown. it looks and smells fine, but the corroded pipes still make it unsafe to drink. >> there's never been a debate like this afternoon. should the united kingdom ban donald trump? >> if he gets elected, it will be on a sticky wicket. >> donald trump defended con seshs about whether tez cruz is eligible to be president saying there's a big question mark on your head. but there's also a big question mark on trump's head if the wind hits him just right. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener at 8" is presented by liberty mutual insurance. i'm charlie rose with gayle
king and vinita nair. norah is off. three of the five americans freed hope to meet their families this morning in germany. the americans were traded for seven iranians held in the u.s. jay the three are at a military hospital in germany. another prisoner stayed in iran and we know little about him. t"the boston globe" says matthe trev chick was also released. >> amir hekmati was charged with espionage. his sister landed hours ago in germany and spoke to cbs news while on the flight. >> he said hello and sai said, i talking o to a free amir? he said, you sure are. it hasn't hit me. >> the swaps followed months of
dib mattic bargaining that started on the sidelines of the iraq nuclear talks. robert levinson was not freed. he disappeared and his wife and son are here and we'll get their reaction ahead on "cbs this morning." democratic presidential candidates have two weeks to sharpen their attack before the first primary. they battled aggressively, especially about health care and wall street. >> my proposal, provide health care to all people, get private insurance out of health insurance, lower the cost of health care. >> i have to say, i'm not sure whether we're talking about the plan you just introduced to night or talking about the plan you introduced nine times in the congress. what this is really about is not the rationale way to go forward. it's medicare for all. it's whether we have the guts to stand up to the private insurance companies. >> president obama has led our
country out of the great recession. senator sanders called him weak, disappointing. >> he and i are friends. we've worked together on many issues. you've received over $600,000 in speaking fees from goldman sachs in one year. >> now you bring up president obama here in south carolina in defense of the fact after your cozy relationship with wall street. >> the hedge fund billionaires who are running ads against me right now and karl rove, funded by money from the financial services sector, sure thing, i'm the one they don't want to be up against. >> with us, democratic political strategist james carville, a long-time clinton advisor, managed bill clinton's 1992 presidential campaign and he is a hillary clinton supporter and donor, but does not have an official role in her campaign. >> thank you for that. >> so knowing where you lie, how
did she do and what dent do you think she might or might not have made in what some people call the surge in iowa? >> i think she did very well. i think it's pretty clear she's saying she wants to build on the things that president obama did, like dodd-frank, affordable care act. >> she needs to identify with president obama? >> i think she's saying we need to build on where we are. he's saying we need to get rid of dodd-frank or get rid of the affordable care act. >> certainly you're not suggesting she has been tougher on wall street than he has? >> he wants to go back to glass-steaga glass-steagall. >> glass-steagall is separating those two roles. >> i understand, but she's making the argument, from what i can tell, wall street is not crazy about dodd-frank. she says she wants to keep that bill going. i think there's a real distinction there. i think she went out to make that distinction last night, and
i think she made it pretty easily. >> do you think hillary clinton will be tougher on wall street than bernie sanders? >> maybe not, but she'll be plenty tough enough. bernie sanders is the gold standard -- that's a question of the election. i think she'll be plenty tough enough. wall street does not like dodd-frank. >> we have to emphasize you have new orleans values. >> that's right, whatever that amounts to. >> a lot of people say this pivots the attack last night, might be late in the kpachblt her husband bill clinton made a comment about it in "the new york times." do you think this should have started earlier? >> no. the thing is, right now we're going to iowa. democrats are going to start picking a nominee. by the way, if the democrats lose this, we lose everything.
we're totally wiped out, the house, the senate, the supreme court, the legislators, the governors, everything. the simple question is how are you going to pay for this. we keep getting told, gee, we'll come up with that. i think before democratic voters go to post and talk about who they're going to pick, i think these are hard questions. i'll guarantee you the republicans will ask these questions in the general election. and i think people are waiting for his answer on this kind of stuff. i think it's a totally legitimate question to ask. they asked about his health record. >> james, can we talk about the poll numbers? they're all over the place. one poll has her 25 points ahead in a national poll. the gap is clearly closing in iowa and new hampshire. what poll do you pay attention to and what are you concerned about when you put those numbers -- >> primaries have different polls in general. a lot of it is how do they
screen and how do they answer? not a suitable question for the time we have here. i think like most people, i kind of look at the aggregate numbers, look at the direction of the polls more than the actual specific number. >> so what are you worried about? >> i worry about everything. they call and say i understand the clinton people worry. of course we worry. i worry in politics. until the votes are counted, i'm scared to death. >> you should be. taking the experience you've had in presidential politics, does it look like through your eyes that donald trump will get the republican nomination? >> look, cruz i think has got it more thought out. he's got real, real fire in his eyes. trump -- he's very crafty. charlie, you've watched a lot of entertainers. he had a realtiming touch to it. he could really turn a phrase. if i had to bet right now, i've
said consistently i thought cruz was the most talented of these republican politicians i had seen in a long time. he was at my house a couple weeks ago. mary gave a fund-raiser for him. >> you had a chat with him? >> i did. i got him for 33 cents and asking how the investment was going. i've got to make money betting on politics. i think he's got an idea of where he's going. >> you think it may be cruz more than trump? >> i'd count on it. >> did sean penn think drug lord el chapo would be taken,,
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coordination as we work to locate robert levinson, missing for more than eight years. even as we rejoice in the safe return of others, we will never forget about bob. each and every day, but especially today, our hearts are with the levinson family. >> president obama vows that the u.s. will work hard to free robert levinson, a former fbi agent who disappeared more than eight years ago in iran. he was working as a consultant for the cia. levinson is the longest held american hostage ever. in a statement this weekend, his family said, quote, we are happy for the other families, but once again bob has been left behind. his wife christine and son dan are with us for an interview. i know this is a very difficult day. so we really thank you for joining us this morning. i'm wondering if you were caught off guard by the prisoner release. >> yes. >> and what you were told when
you were told bob was not among them. >> we were not told in advance. i actually had to turn on the tv to find out what was going on which was really disappointing. i felt very betrayed and devastated that i hadn't even received a phone call to let me know this was happening because we ladd been promised that when the other people would be released, bob would be with them, and he was not. >> you felt betrayed -- >> by the united states government. >> the president and the secretary of state. >> yes. >> who was the promise fun? have they given a reason why bob was not among those prisoners released? >> they haven't given us a reason why. in our all our meetings, they have always said they would get bob out. of course, he was still there after the three hikers were released as well. >> do you know whether they asked for his release in this negotiation? >> what i believe is they asked
for his help -- their help to find him in order to get him home. >> because they say they don't know where he is? >> right. >> what contact have you had with the government since the release yesterday? have you been in contact with anyone? >> i actually talked to ms. monaco and mark guiliano after the people were released. >> what did she tell you? >> that they were hoping the get in touch with me before it happened but had not been able to. >> dan, it's been since 2011 since you've seen photos. i hate to even ask this question, but are you nervous he's not alive anymore? >> obviously it's been a long time. he's been over there for nine years now, and he was never in good health at the onset. we obviously believe he's still alive. the government has told us there's no credible evidence to suggest that he is not alive. of course we're going to go forward and we're not going to give up and we're going to do everything possible. we still believe he's alive and we're not going to stop until we
hear otherwise. >> is there credible evidence that he's being held by the iranians? >> two weeks after his disappearance -- >> ten years ago -- >> yes, 2007 in april, iranian state-run media that he was, quote, in the hands of iranian security forces and would be, quote, freed in a matter of days. this has been almost nine years now which is absolutely ridiculous. we believe the iranians know where he is, they know exactly what happened to him. we went to iran in december of 2007. that airport on kish island where he disappeared, very tiny. the trip from our hotel, his hotel was five minutes. everybody knows exactly, on that island, what's going on. >> what do you think the iranian's reason is for saying they don't know where he is, if, in fact, they know where he is, and what's their reason for not
giving him up if they have him in cust di. >> on both sides, our side of the government and the arannian side, there were mistakes made. we don't know who was overzealous and decided my dad would be a good person to pick up. i think there were mistakes made and it's really hard for them to walk back from what happened, especially after this long. that's worrying to us. >> thank you so much. >> hope to see you next time under better circumstances. former defense secretary robert gates returns to studio 57. his feelings, plus his new book ahead on "cbs this morning." eady. because today there's harvoni. a revolutionary treatment for the most common type of chronic hepatitis c. harvoni is proven to cure up to 99% of patients who've had no prior treatment. it's the one and only cure that's
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♪ we continue with new clips from our "60 minutes" interview with sean penn. on last night's broadcast he shared his motivation for seeking out the drug lord el chapo. in this part of the conversation that did not air, penn talks about the fugitive's recent capture. he is surprised at how it played out. >> i was asked, did i think that he would let himself be taken alive. my impression was that he would not. >> reporter: turned out not to be true. >> not to be true and i was shocked. >> reporter: shocked? >> yeah, i was shocked. >> reporter: you expected him to be killed? >> i didn't expect him to be captured this quickly, but i did expect that one day, i'd hear about a big shoot-out. >> reporter: the reason you had that judgment was because you
believe that the mexican government did not want to see him alive and they did not want to see him talk? because he had information that you believe would be do great damage to reputations at the highest levels of the mexican society? yes? >> yes. i think that is part of it. >> reporter: but they did let him to live, so what does that tell you? >> it probably means that despite the incredible corruption, despite the things i've told you that i feel about the mexican government, that there is still more good people than bad. >> i believe that too. i believe that about the world in general, still more good people than mad. he is such a man of his convictions. >> he didn't talk a lot about -- he basically talked in the article about what he saw with his own eyes and what was said. we will have more from our "60 minutes" conversation with sean penn tonight on my pbs program.
former defense secretary robert gates is >> announcer: this is a kpix 5 morning update. good monday morning, everyone. it's 8:25. here are some headlines we're following carson may went missing on thursday at sugarpowell. bad weather delayed the effort yesterday but continues today. highway 116 near gunville open once again after a rock slide caused this mess over the weekend. one lane closed for three hours as crews removed dirt and rocks from the road. and coming up on c it's this morning question about the safety for crossfitness for children. your traffic and all about the rainy weather with roberta and more coming up after the break. ,,,,,,,,
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at the he lincoln memorial. president of both parties depended on the knowledge of robert gates, the former secretary of defense and cia chief is here in the green room. hello! >> good morning. >> robert gates, we will see if he believes the iran deal put america at risk. also his new book on lessons of leadership. crossfit workouts for kids. ten-year-olds took part in the competition over the weekend and we will find out if that is too young for this high intensity exercise. that is ahead. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "forbes" reports on celebrating martin luther king jr. day of service. americans across the country will be volunteering to honor the late civil rights leader. the federal holiday is seen as a day on, not a day off. federal website can help you find a volunteer opportunity near you. we posted a link at "cbs this morning".com. "usa today" reports on an increase in shipping rates. the united states post office, yesterday, raised priority male package charges about 10%. this is the first increase in
more than three years. priority mail express went up more than 14% within the last month. u.p.s. and fedex both increased ground service rates an average of 5%. all three say that these hikes are designed to improve the services. >> the good news is the 49 cent stamp is not increasing. new york "daily news" reports on a deal to keep horse-drawn carriage right side in new york city. it keeps horses off city streets outside the park. it also limits the number of hours the horses work and reduces their numbers. mayor bill de blasio came into office vowing to ban the carriages. our washington affiliate wusa reports on the condition of the giant panda bei bei. thousands watched this. he is now more than 20 pounds. 5-month-old bei bei is kept inside the panda house until the
weather warms up and bei bei stands for precious treasure. he is certainly that. a former washington insider is here with his views of iran. robert gates served eight presidents in both parties and he was defense secretary and led the california and now presidene boy scouts of america. his new book is called "a passion for leadership lessons on change and reform from 50 years of public service." we are pleased to welcome secretary gates back to studio 57. much to talk about including leadership and your book. start with iran and this deal. how do you see the release of the hostages and iran getting back some people that had been convicted? >> well, you know, we made deals like this many times in the past, with the soviets, with other countries and there has always been criticism, did you get enough for what you got? and -- for what you gave. and without knowing the details of the negotiation, what was asked for and what they ended up
with, that's a hard question to answer. i think that one of the things that i would have pressed for, and maybe they did, was for definitive information about the fbi man and either proof of life or proof of death, or something to bring closure at least. >> you're talking about robert levinson whose wife was just here. the iranians deny they knew anything about it? >> what i don't know is how hard the administration pushed to get information for that. but i guess the point i'm making is that the, in principal, the idea of making these kind of exchanges is absolutely nothing new. >> with respect to iran again, they have, so far, pretty much kept up -- met their end of the deal and gotten their material out of iran that they promised
to do. are you encouraged about that? >> well, i wouldn't say i'm encouraged. i think they have done what was in their own self-interest. they have done what was required in order to get the lyfting of the sanctions. $50 to 100 billion dollars is a lot of cash. you can argue how much is going for the iranian economy and how much of it is going to fuel terrorism and interference elsewhere in the region, but the notion it's all going to go to the economy, i think, is unrealistic and naive. >> do you think deals like this put american lives at risk? marco rubio over the weekend seemed to imply that it does. >> well, i think -- that has always been the argument about negotiating with terrorists, that you put -- put people at greater risk. when you're dealing with a government, i think the circumstances are somewhat different because you do have more leverage than with a terrorist group, for example. a nonstate actor.
so i think, you know, you always -- we ran into this kind of criticism when we would do these exchanges with the soviets and we would end up trading real spies for dissidents, and so, you know, people will say they can pick up any dissident that they want and use them to get spies. but i think at the end of the day, they worked out in our best interests. >> we want to ask you about the book because it is interesting. you talk about how large institutions can bring about reform and change. one of the biggest things you say is just listening. there is a way to do this? change bureaucracy without making enemies? >> you say boston should listen. let's be clear. boston should listen. >> not just -- >> right. naming no names. >> i think the key thing about the book is that, you know, people like trump and sanders have locked on to the fact that a lot of americans are unhappy and frustrated with our elected
leaders and with paralysis and polarization and so on. the point i want to make in this book is americans are also frustrated and angry because every day of their lives, they have to deal with bureaucracies that are underperforming or incompetent, they are often arrogant and it doesn't have to be that way. these bureaucracies and whether it's a little organization or a private sector or in government at any level, these organizations can be changed and reformed and this book is basically how you do that. >> yeah. you talk about the reality of bureaucracies, that they are a part of our life no matter who we are, including standing in line. when was the last time, you, robert gates, stood in line? >> at a deli here in new york! >> i knew you were going to answer that. >> i was wondering. go ahead, charlie. go ahead. >> i just want to come to one interesting thing about the iran contradeal which you were involved in. you were a deputy to the cia director. you make an interesting point.
you said while i did nothing wrong, i didn't do enough. >> yeah. i specifically said i didn't do enough right. >> right. >> i did -- well, as you say, and one of my regrets -- you know, i remember george schultz writing in his memoir that he didn't give himself very high marks in terms of how he had dealt with iran contra. i think the big lesson that i learned from that whole episode was the importance of what -- what the military would call square corners, that everything does need to be done according to the book, and you do need to -- not just observe the rules, but the spirit of the rules. and making sure that government operates well inside the baselines, if you will. >> you have to be transparent and accountable for your own actions?
>> absolutely, absolutely. >> can i ask you one quick question about the fight against isis? are we doing everything so far we should be doing? >> i think we are slowly moving to where we are doing what we should be doing. >> slowly moving is not complimentary. >> that is because months ago, i and others were saying we need more special forces on the ground, we need more air controllers and spotters, we need to have trainers down to the battalion level. we need to have trainers with the sunni tribes, with the kurds, as well as with the iraqi security forces, and we need to have a safe haven in syria. now, the administration has moved for more special forces and they have increased the tempo of the fighter support. they have increased the training, they are working with the tribes, but it's taking them months and months to get to this point. one of the points about this campaign that nobody seems to be
focused on is that every place that has been liberated is in complete ruins. every one of these -- khobani, ramadi, baji, sinjar, they are all destroyed. the question is who is going to pay to rebuild them? they are all basically sunni sites. >> can i say one closing thing about your book? you talk about how leadership applies regardless of what you're doing and you talk about the mistakes you made with cia and the a answer m and being a b scout leaders there are lessons that you could do that are common with the leadership. >> we have to go. >> the book goes on sale tomorrow. bob gates, thank you. a high intensity sport is growing popular with the kids these days but is
is raising health and safety concerns. >> reporter: good morning. people in this crossfit facility are working up a sweat before day break. experts worry whether crossfit is a good fit, whether it's safe. i talked to a couple of kids who competed over the weekend in water palooza with their parents cheering hem op. six years ago, 41-year-old sean ramirez did his first crossfit wrorko workout and was hooked on it. >> you have your gymnast and met blick conditions and strengthen and weightlifting component. it can range from walking on your stands, handstand push-up to anything you're doing body weight management. right? push-ups, pull-ups and that stuff. it means always having something different that you're doing to your body. >> reporter: since 2007 athletes
of all ages have competed in the annual crossfit games. winners earn the title of fittest man or woman on earth. and you've won it twice. >> i have. >> reporter: which makes you? >> the fittest man on earth or the fittest old man, if you would, because it's matches. not just the young 18 to 39 division. it's 40 to 44. >> reporter: did you imagine from the beginning this would be something for kids? >> you know, i never really thought of it that way. >> reporter: crossfit for kids has taken off. in this miami class, two of the fittest kids were brothers. 10-year-old reed ramirez and 12-year-old ty. yes, sean is their father. ty and reed watched their dad do it and jumped in. >> i never saw this before, and they just said it's amazing. just this one person in the whole world is like lives with me and, like, i'm related to him. >> reporter: what did you think about what he was doing? did it make you want to do it?
>> yeah. >> yeah. like it inspired us. >> reporter: crossfit, as exercise for kids, has its critics. >> i've had a couple of kids in my office who have come in with crossfit injuries. >> reporter: dr. jeremy frank is an orthopaedic surgeon at joe dimaggio's children's hospital. >> i think crossfit can build up strength and strengthening as long as there is proper supervision and training and you need to protect kids from having injuries to their growing health plates and growing bone. >> reporter: kids are learning technique and their bodies at the same time. is that a concern in crossfit? >> absolutely not. i think when they are learning the right technique, kids are sponges. >> reporter: this past weekend, downtown miami hosted water palooza, a crossfit style competition. 1,350 athletes, including kids as young as 10. the ramirez brothers competed. they both told us they expected to win. as a licensing company, crossfit inc. has nothing to do with
water palooza and believe some kids may be too young to compete. the company told us in a statement, crossfit inc. does not agree with woda pa look is a's sanctioning. the youngest age that crossfit inc. will allow in the crossfit games is 14. steve suarez cofounded wadapalooza years ago. >> they may not be okay with it but we believe functional movement is okay with kids under a scale in a very controlled manner, we think it's excellent for kids 10 to 14 years old. >> reporter: in case you're wondering, ty ramirez beat everyone in his age group, including his younger brother. crossfit's minimum age for children crossfit age is 3. their biggest worry is kids lifting heavy weights in these workouts but with proper supervision, it should be safe.
a new round of rain is comio this is a kpix morningup date. >> some of the headlines on this holiday. a new round of rain coming into the bay area. steady moved it's way in. highway 84 and fremont just reopened after a rock slided closed it up this morning. the crew removed a large pile of rock. it opened about 45 minutes ago. last night jason shook hand with a state department official. how about the weather, how
about the rain. more coming to us. >> over an inch and a quarter in san francisco. here is the view from oakland towards san francisco. where did the skyline go. we have areas of dense fog. our temperatures stay in the 50s. later today those numbers are holding steady into the 50s and pushing to 60s. winds at 5-10 miles per hour. later tonight when we have tomorrow number ten in the month of january. it will affect your tuesday morning commute. scattered showers during the day tuesday. more rain on thursday night for friday. traffic up next.
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