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where is hermine headed next? the deadly storm gains strength. leaving a path of destruction along the coast. also tonight, voters weigh in on hillary clinton's honestier use. and whether donald trump's minority outreach is changing minds? cold case solved in central, minnesota. what led police to the remains of a buy who hoy missing for de. >> a powerful earthquake felt in seven states, rattles the oil and gas industry. >> and, pope francis celebrates mother teresa to sainthood. >> mother theresa, called the saint of the gutters. before becoming pope, francis was referred to as the bishop of the slums.
welcome to the "cbs overnight news," i'm elaine quijano. hermine gaining strength and threatening to become a hurricane. the slow-moving system already killed at least two people including a homeless man hit by a falling tree in florida and a truck driver blown off the road in north carolina. storm warnings and watches are posted along the atlantic coast from north carolina to massachusetts. our correspondent is on the jersey shore. >> reporter: after mowing through florida as a hurricane, tropical storm hermine chewed the coast of georgia and carolina saturday bringing heavy rains and punishing wind. rough seas rocked this royal caribbean cruise ship en route from new jersey to bermuda. now, hermine may crash a 5-foot wall of water into the mid-atlantic. menacing picturesque coastline from maryland to massachusetts much newly rebuilt after superstorm sandy tore through in
2012. tony voss, the mayor of seaside heights new jersey. >> how bad was the dam an when sandy came through? >> devastating. devastating. all built over the last four years. the icon, the memories, the roller coaster in the ocean. devastating. >> reporter: sandy devastated thousand of homes in ocean county. residents aren't taking chances with hermine. emergency coordinator, bill hibble. >> whole staff out there making sure the water is on the other side of the boardwalk. when the wind shifts. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie put hermine in context. >> i want to make this clear. this is certainly not sandy, nowhere near that. >> reporter: he warned against complacency. >> the biggest thing, people not to be lulled by the nice weather that nothing is going to happen. >> reporter: the storm was washing out holiday weekend plans. >> we didn't thing it would be this bad with the waves being this, you know, tall. but i would imagine the undertoe
would take you right now. i could understand their concern. >> instead of one last weekend of summer fun. beaches for hundreds of miles along the atlantic coast are closed and swimming is forbidden. farther south, storm clean-up continued as officials tried to restore power to thousands of homes from florida to virginia. so far mid-atlantic impact is economic. >> i see empty tables. the owner of seaside's thorry on the boardwalk in seaside heights, new jersey. >> today we were expecting a lot more people. because of the storms and the scare, a lot of people turned out, they had a lot of cancellations what i hear. the motel people. >> reporter: as hermine continues to churn up the coast, officials are warning residents to secure loose items so they don't become projectile. elaine, in seaside heights, many homes were elevated after sandy. for those that weren't, the fire department handed out 500 sandbags. >> thanks. meteorologist pamela gardner tracking hermine at wbz in
boston. pamela. >> elaine, the storm continues to turn up rough seas and strong winds. max wind 70 miles an hour, moving east/northeast, 6 mild an hour. soon to take a turn toward the mid-atlantic states. where we have warnings and watches in place, also across southeastern new england. the storm will continue to push slowly north, northwest, and linger to our south and west here. tuesday morning, 75 mile per hour winds, that's equal to hurricane strength, tuesday into thursday. the storm exits out to sea. and then we are done with it. but, prior to this, we could pick up some beneficial rain in southeastern massachusetts. one to two inches of rainfall, with the heaviest rains staying offshore. and those max wind gusts, 50 miles per hour from time to time right during labor day. we are also dealing with some intense wind gusts of 35 to 60 miles an hour along the coast. primarily through tuesday morning. with major emotion likely across the beaches. elaine. >> pamela gardner, pamela, thanks. mother teresa was proclaimed
a saint by pope francis in a ceremony that drew an estimated 120,000 people to the vatican. our seth doan was there. ♪ >> reporter: the faithful packed st. peter's square beneath a portrait of now saint teres s a of calcutta. >> i think we will have difficulty calling her saint teresa. because of her tenderness, we will continue to call her mother teresa. >> i think people recognized her as a living saint. when she was alive. they knew it. >> reporter: rick farrell and mary baseloni came from anchorage, alaska. >> she gave of herself, her laf to help the poor. >> reporter: pope francis praised that dedication as nuns from her order listened on. the pope noted mother ter redefended human life, the unborn and the abandoned. mother teresa was called the saint of the gutters and before
becoming pope, francis was referred to as the bishop of the slums. both put the poor at the center of their ministry. and today, pope francis called poverty a crime. in rome, indian flags were flown with pride. while in calcutta formerly where mother teresa focused missionary work half a century others watched the canonization on a large television screen. erin and paul traveled to rome from dallas. they're not catholic but said mother teresa's appeal is universal. >> great humanitarian. great compassion for the, the, the less fortunate. so, she means something to many people. regardless of faith. >> reporter: the albanian born nobel peace prize winner who dedicated her life to those in the shadows, was honored today in the bright sunlight. less than two decades after her death. seth doan, cbs news, rome. we want to note the passing
of dabney montgomery, a tuskegee airman in world war ii and civil rights activist in selma, alabama. he served as a bodyguard for dr. martin luther king jr. in 2007, montgomery was issued a congressional medal of honor remained active in his final weeks talking to schoolkid about his experience. he was 93 years old. coming up next, this weekend's powerful earthquake in oklahoma shakes up the oil and gas industry. ♪ ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
the u.s. its not rushing into a deal with russia to try to end syria's long and brutal civil war. o officials spent the weekend trying to reach an agreement. margaret brennan is traveling with president obama at the g-20 summit in china. >> reporter: u.s. officials thought they would be announcing a ground breaking deal with russia to kwopd nacoordinate ais in syria. but there was a hitch. >> there still remains a couple of tough issues. >> reporter: russia pulled back from their initial agreement from the u.s. it would have ended the syrian regime air attacks on civilians and enabled aid to flow into besieged starving cities like aleppo. any alliance with russia would be extraordinary given their propping up dictator bashar
al-assad, by bombing the rebels trying to overthrow him. mr. obama admitted america now needs russia if it has any chance of ending the war that killed 400,000 people and created 5 million refugees. >> if we do not get some buy-in from the russians on reducing the violence and easing the humanitarian crisis then it is difficult to see how we get to the next phase. >> reporter: russian president vladamir putin and president obama may try to revive the deal when they meet tomorrow. the trip got off to awkward starred yet when just after landing a chinese official yelled at national security adviser susan rice. and tried to block her from joining the president's motorcade. prompting the secret service to intervene. president obama downplayed that incident saying he understands how much strain countries are under when they have to host the u.s. president given his sizable security entourage. elaine. >> margaret brennan, thank you.
labor day marks the beginning of the homestretch for the presidential campaigns with nine weeks until the election and new cbs news battleground tracker poll shows hillary clinton leading donald trump by 8 points in pennsylvania. in north carolina, our poll shows clinton four points ahead. for more on this bring in errol barnett and cbs news election director, anthony salvanto in washington. >> your numbers show clinton in a winning position. but weaknesses remain. >> she has the the lead nationally. she has the leaden enough states. battleground states if the election were held today sunny would be in a commanding position. but, for a front-runner she has remarkably high unfavorable numbers, and she also has issues with the trust question. what is part of that its exemplified by people's skepticism over answers to the e-mail server question. where many more people say that her answers are becoming less believable. and this is why her vice presidential candidate tim kaine
is doing damage control on that front. let's listen to him on abc. >> slow did make a mistake. she made it by deciding she wanted to use one device rather than multiple devices. apologiz. said it was a mistake and learned for tip. >> for republicans what are people saying about donald trump perceived immigration policy shifts. >> mr. people think he has been steady than think he has switched. become easier on people who are in the country illegally. but this underlines the balancing act he has. he is trying to apapeal to broader base of voters who don't like his current policies but also trying to keep his base happy. >> his number two, governor mike pence, defending the policy. let's listen to what he said sunday. >> we are going to build a wall. we are going to enforce the laws. going to end catch and release. do all the things that politicians in both political party have been talking about more than a generation. >> we should explain all of this is part of donald trump's ev
overall minority outreach. any proof that is working? >> he is not polling well. we might not expect polls to move overnight or over the course of a week. >> let's listen to donald trump speaking at a black church in detroit. >> i am here today to listen to your message. i hope my presence will also help your voice to reach new audiences in our country. >> i notice he said new audiences there. might those be moderate republicans? >> yeah, could be. you have got some moderate republicans who heretofore said they dent neon't necessarily li rhetoric out of his campaign. watching him try to reach out to a broader base could bring some of them back into the fold. >> it is all fascinating stuff. cbs elections director, anthony salvanto. thank you for your time. elaine. >> errol barnett. thank you. a break this weekend in a cold case shocked the nation. 11-year-old jacob wetterling
disappeared on a rural road near his home in central minnesota. jamie yuckas is there. >> my favorite food is steak. favorite color is blue. >> jack on wetterling's face etched in the mind of parents since october 22nd, 1989 when he his brother and a friend biked to a convenience store to rent a movie. 11-year-old jacob would never come home. for more than 26 years, jacob's mother, patty wetterling pleaded for his abductor to come forward. >> we will hope and pray one day we will have the answer to the one question we have asked forever. where is jacob? >> saturday, stearns county sheriffs deputies confirmed jacob's remains were located after long time suspect, danny heinrich led the fbi to a farm in central minnesota not far from the abduction site. sources say he gave the location as part of an ongoing plea deal. according to court documents. heinrich was questioned in
connection to the case in 1990 but never charged. neighbors say they always knew he was a suspect. >> everyone just got to talking. everyone heard about it. he is a suspect back in '89. they booked him. took his mug shot. took hair samples. >> reporter: the case changes the lives of parents and children in minnesota. >> went everywhere. had to be home for dinner and bedtime. you could room anywhere. >> life changed after that very much. >> jacob's family has not spoken publicly. patty wetterling did tweet out. our family is drawing strength from all your love and support. we are struggling with words at this time. thank you for your hope. #jacob'shope. >> the case had implications in 1994, congress pass aid law after jacob wetterling that required states to set up sex offender ridge trees. this pimple's gonna last forever. aw com'on. clearasil ultra works fast to begin visibly clearing up skin
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>> reporter: bricks and debris from historical buildings in pawnee, oklahoma covered the sidewalks. the small city the latest epicenter of concern over oklahoma's oil and gas industry. >> it was bad. whole thing was going like this. it was bad. >> reporter: in 2015, oklahoma averaged 2.5 earthquakes a day with magnitude of 3.5 or higher. a total of 907 last year compared to 2 in 2008. oklahoma geological experts have connected increase in quakes to dispoe saufl was disposal of waste water from hydraulic fracturing or fracking. it prompted the state to shut down waste water hills in state history. 37 scheduled to be closed. >> if we stopped all the activity tomorrow. not like the earthquakes would stop tomorrow. >> the seismologist of u.s. geological survey says induced earthquakes by waste water
injection wells aren't as severe as naturally caused ones but could change if oklahoma and states where fracking is booming don't take note. >> is there a chance things could get worse? >> we expect the regulatory steps are going to help overall. the rates are going to go down.% and the hazard will go down. we don't have an exact crystal ball. so there is the potential certainly for more earthquakes. there is potential for bigger earthquakes than what we have seen. >> the 37 waste water wells set to shut down are a small fraction of the 4,200 currently permitted by the state. elaine, oklahoma governor declared state of emergency for the affected area. >> mireya villarreal, thank you. still ♪ music
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in new jersey, a little girl battling cancer is starting third grade this week. she couldn't go to school last year. marly hall tells us how she recently discovered the healing power of horses. >> kaya carol says she hasn't had this much fun in months. >> awesome. so much fun. >> reporter: the 8-year-old has a rare form of leukemia. last year of her life has been a blur of doctors, hospitals, and chemotherapy. >> this week i felt good. i wasn't really nauseous. and i wasn't in any pain, really. >> kaya and 19 other young patients took part in pony power therapy in new jersey's
mountains. patients and their families learned to ride and care for horses. hackensack university medical center sponsors the four day program. >> lots of joy on the farm.is e. getting dirty. >> reporter: despite their size and strength. horses tend to be very calm. studies have shown children who spend time with them experience lower levels of stress. pediatrician, steven percy says it develops muscle and coordination. >> children, issues with walking to get them on the animals and moving limbs in a different way really helped them. >> reporter: kaya regained something her parents long to get back. >> this has brought so much happiness to her. she looked forward to this so long. it's just really nice to know that these opportunities are there for them. to make them feel special. >> marley hall, cbs news, new jersey.
finally tonight. when florida state opens its college football season tomorrow night against ole miss. a boy from tallahassee will be watching and rooting for his lunch buddy. mark strassmann has the story. >> reporter: monford cafeteria served up something special. a handful of florida state football players were visiting. travis rudolph, the team's star wide receiver, noticed one 6th grader in particular. >> i saw him by himself. i was like, yo can i have a seat and eat with you. he was like, sure why not. we started off having a good conversation. >> that kid was 11-year-old, bo passkey. you looked up, there he was. what did he say? >> he said, what's up, dude. >> reporter: some one nearby
took this a photo of bo and travis having lunch. everyone else in the picture is sitting far away. you see, bo has autism and often eats lunch by himself. >> on the days he is sitting alone. those are the days it bothers me more than it bothers him. >> leah passkey is bo's mother. she posted to facebook saying this is one day i didn't have to worry if my sweet boy ate lunch alone because he sat across from some one who is a hero in many eyes. her post went viral. >> i'm any just -- moved with emotion at his generosity and his kindness. i don't know what made him pick bo. but i am so grateful he did. >> rudolph. >> travis rudolph could score a million touchdowns this season, and never come close to making one family so happy. >> i haven't gone through bullying. but i have seen it. i don't like it. i don't approve of bullying. i feel like it is wrong. honestly, a cool person. i will hang out with him any day.
>> bo. >> right here. >> reporter: when bo walked into lunch wednesday. every kid wanted to sit with him. >> i am a superstar. everybody recognizes me. >> mark strassmann, cbs news, tallahassee. that's the "cbs overnight news" for this monday. for some of you the news continues. for others, check back with us a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm elaine quijano.
welcome to the "cbs overnight news." i'm elaine quijano. standing-room-only in st. peter's square where pope poen elevated mother teresa to sathood. saint teresa reveered for her work with the poorest of the poor on the streets of calcutta, indiana. 120,000 faithful filled the square in the front row where sisters of saint teresa's order missionaries of charity. beside them, 1,500 homeless people and 13 head of state and government. and at least one royal. queen sophia of spain. cbs's seth doane reports. >> reporter: the faithful packed st. peter's square betwooet a
joint portrait of saint teresa of calcutta. pope francis acknowledged maybe we will have difficulty calling her saint teresa. because of her tenderness, he added we will continue to call her mother teresa. >> i think people recognized her as a living saint. when she was alive. they knew. >> rick farrell and mary basaloni came from anchorage, alaska all. she gave of herself and her life to help the poor. >> reporter: pope francis praised the dedication as nuns from her order listened on. the pope noted, mother teresa defended human life, unborn and abandoned. mother teresa was called the saint of the gutters and before becoming pope, francis was referred to as the bishop of the slums. both put the poor at the center of their ministry. today, pope francis called poverty a crime. in rome, indian flags were flown with pride. while in calcutta formerly known
as calcutta where mother teresa focused missionary work for half a century. others watched canonization on a large television screen. the two traveled from rome from dallas they're not catholic but said mother teresa's appeal is universal. >> great humanitarian. great compassion for the less fortunate. so, she means something to many people. regardless of faith. >> reporter: the albanian-born, nobel peace prize winner who dedicated her life to those in the shadows, was honored today in the bright sun light. less than two decades after her death. seth doane, cbs news, rome. the zika virus continues to spread around the word. latest hot spot, singapore. health officials there confirm 27 new cases of locally transmitted zika. in all, doctors have confirmed nearly 250 cases nationwide. here in the u.s., the storm hermine is complicating efforts
to fight the virus in florida. the heavy rain kept mosquito fighters indoors nearly a week. and the high wind could spread insects around the state. for the first time in the u.s. researchers have trapped mosquitoes carrying the virus. all were found inside the miami beach zika zone. michelle miller has more. >> reporter: the discovery of zika inside mosquitoes confirms insects are spreading the virus here in the united states. and as hurricane hermine hit florida where 49 people have been infected by local transmission, the state's governor is bracing for the impact. >> we have got to get rid of standing water. most important now. >> reporter: in the leadup to hurricane hermine, officials have been removing smallest traces of water to stop the spread of zika. >> i think all expected there would be mosquitoes. >> reporter: after inspecting 2500 samples, florida officials identified the virus in three groups of mosquitoes trapped in
miami beach. a first in the continental united states. >> if there are traps, we know when, we know where, we can identify where this transmission is occurring. >> one positive trap at the miami beach botanical garden, temporarily closed while crews remove the featured plants. the flowers collect waters where mosquitoes can breed. while hurricane hermine could drop more than a foot of rain in parts of the state. scientists say its impact on mosquito is a double edged sword. >> good news about hurricanes. they can wash away, mosquito population. the downside is that the hurricane will interrupt any ongoing efforts at control. and then as the the floodwaters recede, we could see the reappearance of mosquitoes. >> another problem, florida is facing is fighting zika is the cost. director of the cdc said this week that funds have almost run
out. the house will consider a 1.1 billion zika bill when it returns from vacation next week. >> u.s. airlines are gearing up for what they expect to be a bonanza after the obama administration loosened travel restrictions to cuba. on wednesday, jetblue sent the first commercial flight into cuba in more than half a century. but by december, there will be nearly a dozen airlines flying about 300 direct flights a week. kris van cleave on the first plane over. >> reporter: an unlikely spot for the first flight. 250,000 call cuba's fifth largest city home. no more as a crossroads, it is burial site of a cuban revolutionary and not much else. soon, ten flights, ten dm the s. will land here. as many as 110 daily at airports across the island. that could be a tall order. in santa clara. many taxis are drawn by horses or motor bikes.
mass transit is limited as are hotel rooms. walking out of the airport wednesday, this woman was on the first flight. already an emotional visit it to santa clara. this is the moment she met her uncle for the first time. her aunt she met one time before. >> of felt like i had her for my entire life. she was on every event. every birthday. like all time capsuled together. one shot. by the flight today. >> reporter: with intense competition. jetblue made a point of being first and offering fares as low as $99, undercoulding the price charter flights from the u.s. currently charge. airline ceo robin hayes. >> this will make traveler only easier but affordable. that will encourage more people to travel. >> for a place that has been so hard for americans to go to for decade. it doesn't take long to get there. a 45 minute flight. following the obama administration loosening of travel restrictions the number of americans coming to cuba has
surged 84% this year. keen daly took the first flight, fearing the flood of americans will change an island to many seems frozen in time. >> something you tell your kids about. grand kids about. i was on the first flight to cuba. >> the tsa has signed off on the security at eight of cuba's ten airports. already, three scheduled u.s. flights have touched down in santa clara. next week, american airlines begins rolling out service to cuba. and december 1, delta will start flying here to havana. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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san francisco 49ers quarterback, colin kaepernick is expected to be riding the bench next monday when the team opens its season at home against the los angeles rams. the former super bowl quarterback lost his starting job last year. and he has caused quite a controversy by refusing to stand during the national anthem. kaepernick says he is protesting police brutality. the head of the san francisco police union deskriecribes the quarterback's statements as distasteful but they're protected by the constitution. 70 local cops patrol levi stadium each game day. carter evans are more. >> reporter: this was a silent protest but amplified here because san diego is a big military town. still kaepernick says he is not going to stand up and show pride for a country that he says oppresses people of color.
♪ o'er the ramparts we watched >> reporter: while the national anthem played, colin kaepernick knelt on one knee, joined by safety eric reid. >> we came up with taking a knee to show more respect to the men and will thaent fig-- women thar the country. even though the crowd's reaction was loud and clear. >> receiving heavy boos. >> reporter: at a game in oakland, california. seahawks defensive back, jeremy lane sat out the anthem in solidarity with kaepernick. >> i am very happy. very proud of him for doing that. >> kaepernick's ongoing protest came the same night as a lavish ceremony to honor the military here in san diego, its home port to the majority of the pacific fleet. kaepernick joined the applause when service members were saluted. >> the media painted this as anti-american, anti-men and
women of the military. that's not the case at all. the message is that police brutality is a huge thing that need to be addressed. >> reporter: this week, photos surfaced showing the quarterback wearing socks with cartoon pigs dressed as police. he responded on instagram. i wore the socks because the rogue cops not only put the community in danger but also have the cops that have the right intentions in danger. kaepernick's pest has prompted a loud national debate. >> it's extremely disrespectful. shouldn't be playing football. shouldn't be doing that if you can't stand up for your country. >> miami dolphins running back, spoke with kaepernick and shares his frustration. >> just because we think out of the same water fountains. people think it is over. it's not. i feel it on a day-to-day basis. but my stance is to support an american doing a very american thing. >> now kaepernick says he is planning on doing more than just sitting out the national anthem. he told me that he is going to
donate the first $1 million he makes this year, to organizations that support justice for people of color. >> of neither space x or nasa knows what caused a space x rocket to blow of on the launch pad last week. the accident tha destroyed the rocket, launch pad and $200 million communications satellite. space x says it has 70 other missions on its schedule and plans to launch the rockets from a second facility nearly complete. vinetta nair has the story. >> the rocket was scheduled to take off saturday before an engine test thursday something went wrong. >> reporter: massive flames shot into the air on the launch pad. before part of the falcon 9 rocket came crashing to the ground. in a tweet space x, ceo, said the fire started around the
falcon nine rocket upper stage oxygen tank. nearly $200 million satellite, was also destroyed in the blast. facebook planned to use the equipment to provide internet access to parts of sub-saharan africa. facebook, ceo, mark zuckerberg in africa addressed the incident on line. deeply disapin the to hear space x launch failure destroyed our satellite he wrote. we will keep working until everyone has the opportunities this satellite would have provided. >> liftoff. >> though space x successfully lawn. ed dozens of rockets from cape canaveral. the explosion is the second in 14 months. last june, a rocket blew up minutes after takeoff. no one was hurt. >> a major set back for space x, customers, nasa. >> space consultant, bill harwood says the latest incident could impact the international space station which partially
relies on space x to deliver their sa pliz. >> clearly the rockets have to get flying again. nor nasa will run into prob lemtz. keeping the international space station supplied. >> the next space x launch scheduled for september 19 in california. still unclear if that launch will be impacted by thursday's event. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. (♪) (♪) when you are suffering from chest congestion but you have got a full day ahead of you, try mucinex 12-hour. only mucinex has a unique bi-layer tablet. the white layer releases immediately. mucinex is absorbed 60 percent faster than store brands. while the blue extended release layer lasts a full 12 hours. relieve chest congestion with mucinex, and enjoy living well.
week that television was changed forever. the original star trek series made its debut. >> space. the final frontier. >> a line that launched a pop culture powerhouse. >> its five year mission to explore strange new worlds. >> a lynn thine that would you believe, 50 years later still doesn't sound quite right to william shatner, aka, captain james tyberius kirk. >> when i heard it. i am not doing it right. something i am not doing. it is not right. >> oh, i think millions of people, millions and millions would beg to differ. >> all decks go to full alert. >> star trek the original series, which lasted just three years from 1966 to 1969. boldly set off on a voyage that still is traveling at warp speed, half a century later.
>> 50 years ago. >> did you say 50 years ago? ♪ >> reporter: that show led to spin-off series and movies including a 2009 big budget reboot that introduced kirk and gang to a new generation of fans. it is a good time to be a trekkie. and those at last month's annual star trek convention in las vegas, no matter what the species, were feeling out of this world. >> it was a pilgrimage for us. 50 years. >> 50 years. >> there among the kirks and the spocks and whatever this is. >> it calls itself a -- >> we found perhaps, star trek's most important fan of all. 83-year-old, bea jo trumbull. >> when you sat down in front of your tv, 1966, what did you see? how did you feel about it?
>> well, we were thrilled to have grown up science fixtion, finally not, there is an ugly monster, let's kill it. >> reporter: that night, bea and her husband john discovered a sci-fi show they could warm up to in the middle of the cold war. >> what kind of message did star trek give to audiences? who were worried that the world might be blown up in the next ten years. >> message was, maybe that, maybe it wouldn't be. >> you ever hear of a doomsday machine. >> no, i am a doctor not a mccannic. >> never meant to be used. so strong it could destroy both side in the war. something like the old h bomb was supposed to be. >> creator gene rodenbury may have pitched his show as a wagon train to the stars. >> it was his hopeful view of the future, stories of a racially dracial ly diverse crew, settling problems peacefully that turned its viewers on. still, by the end of the second season, word got out that the
voyages of the star ship enterprise were about to be canceled. >> may husband, we talked about it. he said, there ought to be something we can do about that. >> using 20th century technology, of pen, paper and postage stamps. bea jo boldly went where few fans had gone before. and began ape letter writing campaign to save star trek. >> sent tight whit to whom? >> not only to nbc. all nbc affiliates, all of your local tv stations and most importantly, all the sponsors. >> reporter: it worked. star trek was renewed. for one more season. the news broadcast using a system i think they once called video. >> television was the cloak yal term. >> officially canceled after the third season, bea jo's efforts meant star trek had enough etch sewed. 79 to live on in re-runs. >> that is how a whole
generation of new star trek fans discovered the show. >> scott mance, film critic for "access hollywood" and if his bar mitzvah photos are any indication, a lifelong trekkie. >> keep in mind when star trek premiered you had television shows like "bewitched" and "gomer pile" you flipped the channel and watching "star trek." this was so ahead of its time. >> reporter: for mance it wasn't just the story telling that was ahead of its time. it was the way star trek motivated viewers to become fans. >> no entertainment property before star trek had done like a convention, organizing fans. bringing people together to dress up like their characters. >> reporter: and then there are those star trek fans who have have become star trek family. >> really your last name? >> honestly. i am deborah kirk.
my husband barry, marred me graciously and took my last name. >> oh, bravo. bravo. i would have done the same thing. >> may i introduce my son. patrick jones tiberius kirk. >> love it! >> if all this seems spacey to you. kid all the star trek science fikt, that today is science fact. >> there are many things they had in star trek we have today. each on ground here in earth or in space. >> special adviser to the intrepid museum in new york city, mike massomino grew up watching star trek. a few decade later he explored the final frontier for himself. >> commune caicator cell phone. >> use of computers. >> flat screen monitors. ipads. >> but it wasn't just the technology that was ahead of its time. >> if you look at the space fre gram, in the 60s when it came
out. primarily, white male test pilots who were there. then it expanded over the years. civilian scientists. and then men and women. people of color. and even big italian guys from new york. me. >> which brings us back to the captain. for the shakespearean trained actor, star trek always has been, first and foremost all about entertainment. >> fascinating. >> you have interesting villains. strange, wonderful life forms. you have mental gymnastics. plots. >> you have love. >> you have love. lots and lots of love. oh, yes. pardon me a moment while i think about all that love. >> reporter: and for the fans, now there is more love than ever. and new spin-off, launching on cbs all access in january. ♪ ♪ the voyages of the star ship
for elite athletes an olympic gold med dalz tal its t reward for years of hard work. for those fortunate to come home with the gold. they usually know where they put their medal. steve hartman found this story on the road. >> one, two, three. >> reporter: this week, two good friend. 46-year-old joe jacoby, and 7-year-old chloe smith got together for a paddle down the chatahoochie river. any one watching had to wonder what brought these two together. >> you couldn't have made this up. >> it all began a couple months earlier on dry land.
closy was out for a stroll with her dad, wayne. and as usual, she was getting into everything. >> i had been telling her all day. keep your hand off of things. >> kicking the dirt. >> show them what you was doing? >> that's when chloe saw something shiny and pick it up. her dad was mad. >> when i flipped it over. i noticed it said, barcelona, 1992. i had just a strong feeling that, this was that olympic gold medal. >> new at 6:00. the theft of an olympic gold medal caught on video. >> like everyone else in atlanta, wayne had heard the news. >> the 1992 olympic canoeist who had his gold medal stolen from his car. that canoeist -- joe jacoby. >> first what are you doing carrying this thing around? >> i had taken the medal everywhere the i am very casual with it. you kind of have to be if your goal its to share it. >> reporter: indeed. joe's medal had been one of the most shared on the planet. everyone he met got a chance to hold it. and thanks to the smiths.
>> i want to show you something. >> they still can. >> i actually won this gold medal. >> reporter: monday, joe took the medal to chloe's school. pretty beat up now. joe likes it better. he said it now has a better story and a much better moral. >> what brought me here today? to talk to your class? was an act of character. and this is what chloe and her family did. >> reporter: which lead us back to the chatahoochie. since returning the medal. joe and chloe have become fast friend. this is their second trip down the river and count on many more. joe may have lost an olympic medal. but he has clearly found something golden. steve hartman, on the road. in atlanta, georgia. >> reporter: that's the "cbs overnight news" for this monday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us a little later for the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new
york city, i'm elaine quijano. captioning funded by cbs it's monday, september 5th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." hermine moves further out to sea but still poses a flood threat to the northeast coast. >> we didn't think it would be this bad with the waves being this, you know, tall. the final push toward the election and e-mail issues continue to haunt hillary clinton, as donald trump reaches out to african-american voters. and negotiations in china. the g20 summit wraps up as the u.s. pushes for an end to violence in syria.