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women propel hillary clinton into a battleground lead. a new cbs poll shows a big swing in the women's vote in 13 key states. a large manhattan of republican voters are standing by donald trump. also tonight a powerful storm uproots trees and knocks out power across the pacific northwest. as haiti staggers from a devastating hurricane. in italy, ancient artifacts smashed by isis rise from the destruction. outrage in the suburbs, a popular upright walking bear killed in a controversial hunt. and the amazing technology that allowed a man to feel the
president's touch. >> announcer: this is the cbs "overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news." i'm elaine quijano. with 22 days to go until election. cbs news checked in with voters in 13 key states that will likely decide the race. our new battleground tracker poll shows hillary clinton has widened her lead among women in those states. while donald trump has lost the vote of some republican women. overall, republican voters want party leaders to stand behind trump despite his recent problems. errol barnett takes us through the numbers with our elections director anthony salvanto in washington. anthony what's changed in the 13 battleground states in the last few weeks? >> across the states which will decide the election hillary clinton jumped out to a six-point lead. tied last month. what's driving this errol, is a big shift among women voters. she was up 5 points among women last month. now she is out to a 15 point
lead. that's a significant change. and, we could be headed for what might be the largest gender gap we have ever seen. >> why? this is following what was said by donald trump in the tapes that were released? >> trdonald trump lost support among republican women as well. ge goes beyond a bit. 70% of voters feel now that donald trump does not respect women. what could be trouble for him going forward are, these moderate and republican women are precisely the kind of voters that he needs now to start winning. >> because of this some republican leaders have distanced themselves from trump. how do the voters see that? >> republican rank-and-file would like the party to get behind donald trump. 7 in ten say they should get behind him. very few want them to push back against donald trump. this is a narrative we have seen actually throughout the year. where republican voters are, don't care very much what their party leadership has to say.
>> secretary clinton still faces challenges of her own with the lingering e-mail controversy. how is that resonating? >> voters say the contents of those e-mails have made them feel like hillary clinton says, different things in private than she says in public. and part of that is wrapped up in her low numbers on telling the truth that those continue to be very low numbers for her. >> the final presidential debate is wednesday. how likely is it to change anyone's minds? >> most people watch the debate rooting for favorite candidate. like a sporting event. where people have a favorite team. a quarter voters say something in the debate may change their mind. but it has to be big. >> 73% say the will not change mare minds. our cbs news elections director. thank you for break it down. >> thank you. >> elaine. >> thank you to our elections team in washington. >> of course there will be more than hillary clinton and donald trump on the ballots. voters in washington state,
california, nevada, and maine will decide on stricter gun measures including widened background checks for gun purchases. julianna goldman has more on this. >> reporter: after mass shootings in newtown. >> the amendment is not agreed to. >> reporter: san bernardino. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: and orlando. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: university background checks have failed in congress. but it could be a whole different story in maine. where voters will see a very similar proposal on their ballots in november. david trayhan runs maine gun rights organization and opposes the measure. >> i could be charged with a felony and lose my right to own firearms from letting a friend borrow a firearm. already admitting defeat in part because he can't compete against the millions spent by a gun control group founded by mike bloomberg. bloomberg's group raised $3.7 million this year. compared to just over $420,000
by national rifle association. while bloomberg declined an interview. he said this to face the nation in 2014. >> the vast prepond rans of the public does not want criminals, minors or people with psychiatric problems to be able to buy guns. >> polls show overwhelming majorities of americans support expanding background checks. so in some states a ballot initiative allows voters to decide instead of lawmakers who fear the nra. david farmer, a gun owner who runs the bloomberg supported group of in maine. haw ought power still really does remain with the voters. if they want change you can make it happen. >> tin 2014 that's what happened in washington state. where the background check is ne initiative won. bloomberg's group spent $10 million compared to the nra $489,000. sources from gun rights groups, the reason the nra didn't spend more they knew they were going to lose. and that's trayhan's fear for
november. >> we are going to be a truly david vs. goliath fight here. the suburbs of northern new jersey just miles from new york city, are black bear country. this past week there was a controversial bow and arrow bear hunt which appears to have taken the life of a well known bear, nicknamed peddles for its upright pedestrian walk. jamie yuckas reports. >> pedals, the black bear became an internet sensation. seen here, wandering almost human like through northern new jersey neighborhoods. he had injuries to his paws. wildlife experts believe he spent very little time on all fours. that is a bipedal bear. >> reporter: pedals often captured on camera. animal rights activists say a more violent shot ended his life. one with a beaow and arrow. during last week's black bear hunt. >> it's horrible. >> reporter: chris fox often saw him in the neighborhood.
>> an innocent bear. searching for food. never got into trouble. or never harmed anybody. you have this idiot who tracked him. to hunt him. kill him. >> reporter: people expressed their outrage on a face book page dedicated to pedals. debbie mitchell writes this is cruel. hunting a handicapped bear people enjoyed seeing. what is wrong with people? some are making death threats against who ever may have killed the bear. a hunter has not been named. new jersey fish and wildlife officials say they may never be able to make a positive identification on the bear, believed to be pedals. because the he had never been tagged by the agency. a petition to stop the new jersey black bear hunt had more than 25,000 signatures. the first legal bow and arrow bear hunt in new jersey in four decade. by the end of the hunt saturday. more than 430 bears were killed. elaine, there will be another hunt here in early december.
over the weekend the death toll from hurricane matthew climbed to at least 50 people in the southeast. more than half were killed in north carolina where most drowned in cars that were submerged by floods. remnants of a typhoon hit the pacific northwest this weekend. tornados touched down in oregon friday. and as another round of storms blew in saturday night, four casters were expecting hurricane force winds topping 80 miles an hour. turns out the storms didn't have that much punch. but they still did plenty of damage. ben tracy is in seattle.
>> reporter: the wind were strong enough to topple trees and power lines. leaving tens of thousand without power. and a big mess to clean up. when the fast moving storm hit seattle it turned the pugen sound wind gusts, 40 and 50 miles an hour. but this is the pacific northwest. even this storm did not stop people from coming out to take a look. heidi van bross' daughter kaya was riding out the storm in singular style. >> what are you doing out here, why are you not at home? >> we wanted to come out and do some storm watching. >> you are definitely watching the storm. it is hitting you in the face. >> yes, it is. very salty. >> reporter: this massive storm system, fueled by the remnants of a powerful pacific typhoon. could have been much worse. it weakened unexpectedly and tracked west, sparing seattle the worst wind. the national weather service and
local meteorologists are taking some heat on social media for overif heing the storm. but if it is your house and the tree ends up on you probably think this storm was powerful enough. elaine. >> been trac ben tracy. thank you. coming up next. the hurricane in haiti. a reporter's notebook from the disaster area. ♪ ♪ ♪ what?
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nearly 550 people are dead. vladamir duthier shows us the misery the hurricane left behind. >> reporter: we spent the last week in haiti covering the aftermath of hurricane matthew. almost seven years ago, i was here. less than 24 hours after this nation was rocked by an earthquake in 2010. i have been back several times since. always because of a tragedy. this time was no different. the capital port-au-prince was spared. towns on the island's southern coast like jeremy were leveled. when we arrived in jeremy it wasn't hard to see why so many homes were wiped out. and so many were killed. >> all the roofs of the folks in the countryside are made of tin. and there is no way that tin is going to sustain in the face of 145 mile an hour wind. they have been sleeping outdoors. she told me they have nothing left. they didn't have anything. they didn't have water. they don't have food. he showed what's was left of his
home. this is the bedroom. she has three children. they live through the storm, now she wonders if they will survive the aftermath. that's bread fruit all they have to eat right now. everybody is giving their names. and i think that they feel by giving me their names, we won't forget them. the next day, we took a helicopter to port-au-pima from the air looked like it was hit by a bomb. the people here are absolutely vulnerable. they don't have water. they don't have a house. they don't have clothes. they can't find food to eat. they have problems with everything. >> reporter: a lot of people were killed in this community when the tin roofs sliced open people's necks. now the big fear is cholera. the last outbreak killed 10,000. jeff daniel aguire doctors without borders. >> treating 100 people.
not one person has died. over seven years ago i was here. this is where tens of thousand of quake victim were unceremoniously buried in mass grades. on this sacred, hallowed ground there is an overturned port- port-aupport-a port-port-a-potties. it break is my heart. everybody should be ashamed. as we were leaving. we met some kids sitting on the sun baked rocky soil. he wants to be a journalist. he wants to be a doctor. they're full of hope. i would look ike to share in th hope. but i have been back here too many times. vladamir duthier, cbs news. >> tremendous reporting there by vladamir. still ahead. archaeological remains of devoices rise again in rome.
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explosions, thundered across aleppo this morning as the sun rose in syria's largest city. today, u.s. secretary of state john kerry met with european allies in london for a new diplomatic push tosomehow stop the war at least temporarily. across the borden iraq, coalition troops backed by the u.s. military, are gathering outside of the city of moul preparing for an all out assault. isis held the city for two years. the battle to retake mosul could be a turning point in the fight against isis. in italy ancient monuments and artifacts destroyed by isis in iraq and syria were rising from destruction with the help of modern technology.
seth doane has our report from rome. >> reporter: a human-headed bull destroyeden iraq along with this temple ceiling lost in syria among the monuments reimagined reconstructed and put on display in rome. this is exactly as we would have seen it before isis destroyed it. >> absolutely. it doesn't exist anymore. >> reporter: rome's former mayor was the driving force behind an effort to research and rebuild monuments destroyed by isis. three italian firms took on the project. to make life-sized replicas in plastic stone and plaster, using pictures and documents collected from iraq and syria. >> we want to demonstrate the reconstruction and the scientific terms of reference is necessary and possible. >> you can reconstruct but you can't bring back the original? >> absolutely not.
but, we can accept the last word is the word of terrorists. >> displayed in the rome coliseum. a fitting place, he says. >> because it its also a place of triumph and traj deetz. >> reporter: what did you think when they came to you with the idea? >> translator: it is a wonderful thing, ivano told us. he owns a company that caters to movie sets not museums. he showed us the high tech three d printer to build the base of the re-creation of the archives of ebla destroyed in syria. and, how they re-created tablets in plaster. working from copies. >> is there greater responsibility to make sure you get this right? people are looking at this as a piece of history? >> that's true. this is not cinema. we pay much more attention, he
acknowledged this is a huge responsibility. >> there are art historians purists say you shouldn't be doing this. >> we don't want to repeat what happened in afghanistan. >> in afghanistan, in 2001, the taliban destroyed buddhist statues from the 6th century. >> and 15 years later, it is still a big hole in a mountain. he says his work is as much about displaying history as it is fighting back against those who tried to destroy it. seth doane, cbs news, rome. up next, the amazing technology that allowed a paralyzed man to feel the president's touch.
finally, president obama had an unforgettable handshake in pittsburgh when he met with a pioneer on the frontiers of medicine and technology. dr. jon lapook has the story. >> reporter: when president obama shook this robotic hand, 30-year-old nathan e co pechlt eland could feel the firm grip as if it was his own hand. >> copeland is paralyzed from the chest down after a car accident in 2004 injured his spinal cord. lots of things are hard. regaining ability to do things can really change someone any life. >> reporter: things changed at
the university of pittsburgh. last year, four electrodes were implanted in copeland's brain two in motor cortex, two where feeling in the hand is processed. this is the first time she's devices have been implanted in the brain to try to generate these sensations. biomedical engineer robert gaunt part of the research team. when we delivered the tiny pulses of electricity we can stimulate these neurons. and from the perspective of the neurons they don't really care whether they're being active because your hand is being touched or if we make them become active using these little devices. >> here we go again. >> reporter: in this experiment, reported in "science translational medicine" gaunt presses on a finger sending signals to electrodes in the brain. as neurons fire, copeland feels pressure and can distinguish between individual fingers. index. copeland can feel four or five distinct sensations.
pressure. one that is kind of tingly. the first couple times, you know it's, really cool. he is also working with researchers to hone ability to move the robotic arm just by thinking. he says that's kind of cool too. >> everybody fully grasp what is going on here. >> reporter: president obama was clearly impressed. and in exchanging a fus bump. both men could feel a sense of history. dr. jon lapook, cbs news, new york. >> that's the "overnight news" for this monday. for some of you the news continues. check back later for the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm elaine quijana.
with 22 days to go until the election. cbs news checked in with voters in 13 key states that will likely decide the race. donald trump has lost the vote of some republican women. overall, republican voters want party leaders to stand be trump despite his recent problems. errol barnett takes us through the numbers with our elections director anthony salvanto in washington. anthony what's changed in the 13 battleground states in the last few weeks? >> across the states which will
decide the election hillary clinton jumped out to a six-point lead. tied last month. what's driving this errol, is a big shift among women voters. she was up 5 points among women last month. now she is out to a 15 point lead. that's a significant change. and, we could be headed for what might be the largest gender gap we have ever seen. >> why? this is following what was said by donald trump in the tapes that were released? >> donald trump lost support among republican women as well. goes beyond a bit. 70% of voters feel now that donald trump does not respect women. what could be trouble for him going forward are, these moderate and republican women are precisely the kind of voters that he needs now to start winning. >> because of this some republican leaders have distanced themselves from trump. how do the voters see that? >> republican rank-and-file would like the party to get behind donald trump. 7 in ten say they should get behind him.
very few want them to push back against donald trump. this is a narrative we have seen actually throughout the year. where republican voters are, don't care very much what their party leadership has to say. >> secretary clinton still faces challenges of her own with the lingering e-mail controversy. how is that resonating? >> voters say the contents of those e-mails have made them feel like hillary clinton says, different things in private than she says in public. and part of that is wrapped up in her low numbers on telling the truth that those continue to be very low numbers for her. >> the final presidential debate is wednesday. how likely is it to change anyone's minds? >> most people watch the debate rooting for favorite candidate. like a sporting event. where people have a favorite team. a quarter voters say something in the debate may change their mind. but it has to be big. >> 73% say the will not change their mind. our cbs news elections director. thank you for break it down. >> thank you. >> elaine. >> thank you to our elections
team in washington. the vice presidential candidates have their own views on where this election is headed. mike pence and tim kaine spoke with john dickerson on face the nation. >> another thing he is saying is the election is rigged. my question is -- is that a responsible thing for a candidate to say? >> well i think what donald trump is talking about is frankly what appears to be the monolithic support of the national media for hillary clinton's campaign. their willful ignorance about the avalanche of hard evidence, not allegations, john, but hard evidence, now coming out in these e-mails of collusion and pay for play politics and the american people are just tired of it. we'll respect the outcome of this election, john. let me be very clear. donald trump said in the first debate, that we'll respect the will of the american people in this election. the peaceful transfer of power is a hallmark of, of american history. and, and elections get really
tough. but, the american people are getting awful tired of this, this two on one fight with, many of you in the national media doing half of hillary clinton's work for her every day. all we're asking for, whatever you want to report about our campaign. let's get out there. let the facts speak for themselves. let's get before the american people this avalanche of e-mails that is confirming pay to play politics, outright corruption during the clinton years. >> governor, let me ask you a question. when donald trump talks about a rigged election here's the way one of his supporters hears that. a quote from the "boston globe" trump supporter. talking about being at polling places, donald trump encouraged supporters to watch the polling places. that's the way they're hearing talk about rigged elections. do you condone that kind of behavior? >> well, certainly not. i don't think any american should ever attempt to make any
other american nervous in the exercise of their, of their franchise to vote. look, the states like my state of indiana, manage our election process. poll watching is a part of that process. it's a message that i delivered around the country. people that are concerned about this election. about us preserving the one person, one vote at the very center of our american democracy, should become involved. should volunteer at their neighborhood polling place. that's how we ensure the accountability. frankly that's how we protect the integrity of the vote for republicans, democrats, independents, everyone across the spectrum is served when we ensure that we have free and honest elections. >> instead of making weird claims our election is rigged and challenging the integrity of the electoral process he should be standing up against people who are trying to destabilize our election. >> the clinton campaign is saying the trump campaign is doing something wrong talking about this. if that's the case were you
wrong to be talking about his leaked tax returns? >> no. i am not saying trump is wrong to be talking about this. that's not me. i don't know that we are really saying that. donald trump made a promise to the voters in 2014 if i run i will release my tax returns. secondly as you know that is the precedent for all in the modern era to release them. "the new york times" has a story that has some information about donald trump's taxes. and we think the information, essentially confirms what donald trump himself said on a debate stage. when hillary clinton said you probably don't pay taxes. donald trump said, yeah, that makes me smart. hey, a whole lot of us out here who pay taxes to support our military and to support our veterans we don't like being called stupid by a guy like donald trump who brags about, not paying taxes and stiffing our troops and stiffing veterans. >> with respect to donald trump and these accusations about his behavior, you have mentioned it shows a pattern of behavior on donald trump's part.
that's what democrats defended against with bill clinton in 1992. republicans say allegations represent ape p pattern of beha shouldn't be president. if it was good enough to defend bill clinton, there was a separation, why not good enough for donald trump? >> bill clinton is not on the ballot. this is a race between donald trump and hillary clinton. second, i don't reach a conclusion about any particular allegation, but you do have to look at donald trump's own word and actions. the tape, that came out two fridays that created this bombshell was not somebody else saying something about donald trump. it was donald trump telling everybody this is the way i treat women. and then in the debate stage last sunday he was asked point-blank, did you act in accord with what you said. he didn't want to answer that question. he tried to avoid it a couple times. anderson cooper pinned him down. he looked at the camera, he said no, i never acted that way. i talked about it. i never did it. well, you know when you look
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there is more on the ballot this year. one third of the senators and every seat in the house will be up for election. several states will be deciding whether to tighten restrictions on guns. washington state, california, nevada, maine have ballot initiatives involving weapons. including widened background checks for gun purchases. julianna goldman has more on this. >> reporter: after mass shootings in newtown. >> the amendment is not agreed to. >> reporter: san bernardino. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: and orlando. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: university background checks have failed in congress. but it could be a whole different story in maine. where voters will see a very similar proposal on their ballots in november. david trayhan runs maine gun rights organization and opposes the measure.
>> i could be charged with a felony and lose my right to own firearms from letting a friend borrow a firearm. for hunting. >> reporter: yet he is already admitting defeat in part because he can't compete against the millions spent by a gun control group founded by mike bloomberg. >> his millions go a long way in the state of maine. but if he gets a win here. he can then go to other states. >> reporter: bloomberg's group raised $3.7 million this year. compared to just over $420,000 by national rifle association. while bloomberg declined an interview. he said this to face the nation in 2014. >> the vast preponder ans of the public does not want criminals minors or people with psychiatric problems to be able to buy guns. >> polls show overwhelming majorities of americans support expanding background checks. so in some states a ballot initiative allows voters to decide instead of lawmakers who fear the nra. david farmer, a gun owner who runs the bloomberg supported
group of in maine. >> do you think other states can see this, and here are ways to get around the gun lobby? a chink in the nra armor? >> the power still really does remain with the voters. if they want change you can make it happen. >> reporter: in 2014, that's exactly what happened in washington state. where the background check is initiative won. bloomberg's group spent $10 million compared to the nra $489,000. sources from gun rights groups, the reason the nra didn't spend more they knew they were going to lose. and that's trayhan's fear for november. >> we are going to be a truly david vs. goliath fight here. julianna goldman, cbs news, washington. gun laws have a shot in the dark to pass. in other countries the efforts have been successful. after a deadly shooting rampage in 1996, the australian
government wasted no time in banning certain weapons for civilians. but did that make a difference? seth doane has a look. >> it is sad that when you lose your parents, you lose your past. when you lose your child, you lose your future. >> reporter: caroline lawton flung herself on top of her daughter when a gunman started shooting. but it was not enough to save era's life. >> she was 15. >> she had just turned 15, yes. >> one american is among the injured in what is described as the worse massacre this century. a lone gunman with a high powered rifle. >> reporter: the shooting in a cafe in tasmanian town of port arthur happened 20 years ago. but telling the story till makes caroline shake. what is it laike being in a mas shooting? >> and bang there is another life. and bang there is another life
gone. and bang, when is it going to be my turn? >> reporter: caroline was shot. >> this is me. >> reporter: on the stretcher. >> me on the stretcher. >> reporter: and did not know for hours that her daughter died. this its what is left of the cav fair where the gunman started shooting. in the end, 35 people were killed. it rocked australia. it came six weeks after a new prime minister had been elected. >> i thought to myself if i don't use the authority of this newly acquired office to do something, the australian people are entitled to think well this bloke is not up to much. >> as to the question of gun control laws. >> reporter: so then prime minister john howard, a conservative politician, and close friend of george w. bush, pushed through sweeping gun control legislation just 12 days after the massacre. >> the hardest things to do in politics often involve taking
away rights and privileges from your own supporters. >> reporter: the tough new laws banned sale and importation of all automatic and semiautomatic rifles and shot guns. forced people to present a legitimate reason and wait 28 days to buy a firearm. and perhaps, most significantly, called for a massive mandatory gun buy back. australia's government confiscated and destroyed nearly 700,000 firearms. reducing the number of gun owning household by half. >> people used to say to me, you have violated my human rights by taking away my gun. i tell the guy, i understand that. will you please understand the argument, the greatest human right of all is to live a safe life without fear of random murder. >> reporter: in the 15 years before the laws were passed. there were 13 mass shootings. in the two decades since, there
has not been one. plus, gun homicides decreased by nearly 60%. >> it is incontestable that gun related homicide have fallen quite significantly in australia. incontestable. >> it is clutching at straws. john howard simply didn't like guns. >> reporter: senator david lionhelm left the political party in protest over the strict gun laws. he insists they have had little effect. >> there could have been something done about keeping firearms out of the hand of people with a definite violent potential. but instead, all firearm owners were made to pay the price. i don't think there is any relationship between the availability of guns and the level of violence. >> reporter: to critics who say you can't say the changes in gun deaths happen because of this legislation? >> will i can say that. because all of the surveys indicate it. if you had 13 mass shootings
before port arthur, none since. isn't that evidence? 70% fall in the gun related suicide rates in that evidence? are we expected to believe that was all magically going to happen? no. i mean. this one is where i keep the pistols and rifle ammunition and rifle bolts. >> reporter: lawyer, winemaker, greg melleck showed us where he locks up his weapons. >> if the weapons are in here. ammunition in there. >> reporter: locked separately. locking up guns and ammunition in separate safz is another regulation. as are surprise inspections by police. melleck had to part with some prized guns in the buyback. >> how many firearms do you own? >> knew you were going to ask me. should have checked. i don't know. >> reporter: the answer, two dozen. which he uses for sport, hunting, and shooting pests on his vineyard. >> from here down is riesling. he sees gun ownership not as a
right but a privilege. >> i would be very uncomfortable going become to the way it was before where any body could go in and buy a firearm. >> reporter: really, why? >> i find it surprising you as an american. just bizarre the number of people that killed in the united states. you have these ridiculous arguments. people carry guns they can defend themselves. >> reporter: this is being said by a gun owner, you, some one who shoots for sport. >> yeah. i have a genuine reason for using firearms. >> reporter: from tasmania to sydney, to caroline lawton's living room. >> the bullet went into my scapula. >> reporter: we kept asking if there were lessons for the u.s. in all of this. >> my question is how is it going for you over there? going for you over there? >> i'll take it from here. i'm good. i just took new mucinex clear and cool. ah! what's this sudden cooooling thing happening? it's got a menthol burst. you can feel it right away.
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animated exploits of the mustard-skinned family of five. creator matt graening named the clan after members of his family including mother marge, and father named homer. >> doh. doh. >> reporter: the family its surrounded by a vibrant array of 150 recurring characters. >> oh, my god. someone has taken out of the big rice crispy square. >> incompetent police chief. >> talk to the audience. this is death. >> reporter: a miserable television clown. >> i am going to shred you look a chris card. >> reporter: sinister billionaire who happens to be homer's boss. >> thanks, dad. >> reporter: the simpsons made hair television debut as series of animated shorts that aired during the tracy ulman show on fledgling fox network in 1987. >> look, dad. santa's little helper. the cartoons were so popular.
by 1989. fox made the decision to part with network tv conventions and put an animated sitcom in primetime. >> all right, dad! >> reporter: the show became an instant hit. executive producer, al gene has been with the simpsons since their primetime debut. >> called a dysfunctional family. criticism at the beginning. who comes from a functional family. who comes from a family where everything is perfect. leave it to beaver. it doesn't exist. >> reporter: the simpsons generated controversy in the early days. >> this one has been expelled from some schools for its profanity. >> reporter: even drawing the ire of president george h.w. bush. >> to make american families a lot more like the waltons and a lot less like the simpsons. >> a charge to which the show's creators responded. >> huh? >> hey, we are just like the waltons. we are praying for an end to the depression too. >> clear from the start that the simpsons weren't your ordinary cartoon. earlier reviews described the show, wicked. skewed. weird.
wonderful. >> it was just, you know a show that kid would like, and adults would like because of the content. since then everybody, writers, animators, everybody worked so hard. preserving the quality of the show. i think that's one reason we are still around. >> why you little. >> with a knack for incisive pop cultural references. >> wow, paul mccartney. >> celeb ri team guest appearances. >> if you play maybe i am amazed backward you will hear a recipe for a lentil soup. >> reporter: willingness to attack social issues. it wasn't before simpsons went from subversive phenomenon to cultural fabric. >> the simpsons hasn't had an impact on american culture so much as it is american culture. 600 episodes. also, movie. books, music, toys, video games. clothing, every aspect of popular culture has been contained within the simpsons and the simpsons has commented
richard nixon making a come? back, sort of. his presidential library reopened after an extensive facelift. john blackstone reports. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: the reopening of the richard nixon presidential library and museum marked the completion of a 15 million dollar makeover that makes no attempt to hide the flaws in the 37th president. but the museum tells a deeper story. using interactive di plays that nixon's younger brother ed appreciates. >> there is technology in here that is far advanced from what we had. sure. we can't let the reagan library get ahead of us, you know. >> reporter: a replica of the oval office. familiar place for nixon's secretary of state henry kissinger, one of the opening day visitors. >> when i see the oval office and when we are here together,
so many memories reoccur. for trisha nixon cox, the museum is the place where the nation's history intersects family history. here you are beside bob hope. >> beside bob hope. one of the typical evenings. >> a typical evening with bob hope, arnold palmer, henry kissinger. trisha's son christopher cox was born too late to know his grandfather as president. but he knows the stories. >> this is one of the most famous moments in my grandfather's administration when he met elvis presley. it still lives on in history today. the museum has the gun pressly brought as a gift for the president. >> people really are astounded that it got past secret service. >> reporter: there is a room dedicated to nixon's historic trip to china in 1972. are you going onto air force one? >> reporter: love to go onto air force one. >> reporter: she remembers it was a breakthrough her father
talked of long before he became president. >> of course the only thing that had to happen for it to work, he had to be elected president. >> reporter: and he was. >> that's right. >> reporter: nixon also built a relationship with russian president leonid brezhnev who came for a summit at casa pacifica. brezhnev slept here. all the highlights however lead to the long hallway documenting watergate and resignation. it has to be a little painful? >> well i think that -- you put everything in perspective. i think that when you look at my father's whole life and his whole record, it is really one of great love of country. and wanting to make the world a better place. the past can't be changed. but perhaps the way we look back can be changes. >> that's the "overnight news" for this monday. for some the news continues.
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