Skip to main content

tv   CBS Overnight News  CBS  October 24, 2016 3:00am-4:01am PDT

3:00 am
a horrific crash in the california desert. the death toll rises after a tour bus slams into a truck on a busy interstate. we're at the scene. also tonight, new cbs battleground tracker polls with surprising results from florida and texas. >> flood victims in north carolina face major challenges as early voting begins. national guard troops who served in iraq and afghanistan reportedly ordered to repay their enlistment bonuses. >> at & t time-warner mega deechlt. >> -- deal. a ♪ ♪
3:01 am
>> announcer: this is the "overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news." i'm elaine quijano. we begin with the horrific crash in the california desert. a tour bus and tractor-trailer collided sunday morning on a busy stretch of interstate 10 near palm springs. mireya villarreal has the the latest. mireya. >> reporter: elaine, highway patrol officers responding to this accident say one of the worst they have ever responded to. we have confirmed 13 people were killed in the accident including the bus driver. 30 more were taken to local area hospitals. the video from this morning shows you just how bad this accident was. the entire front half of the bus was lodged under the tractor-trailer. there were 44 people on that bus when it hit. emergency crews had a difficult time reaching some of the worst victims. a private tow company had to pry the tractor-trailer off the tour bus to get to the most impacted areas. the tour bus was on its way back
3:02 am
to los angeles from the red earth casino in imperial county, california. the bus was operated by usa holiday, an l.a.-based tour company. the california highway patrol confirms the bus was inspected in 2014, 2015 and april of this year. no major issues were indicated. the chp investigators on scene are looking at speed and driver fatigue as possible factors in the accident. no details about the driver have been released at this time. investigators on scene tell us it has been a difficult time for them trying to identify the victims because of the severity and impact of this accident. elaine, we will have more on this accident, on cbs news this morning. with a little over two weeks until the election, cbs news checked in with voters in florida and texas. two of the biggest states on the electoral map. the campaigns covered. hillary clinton courted young voters in north carolina. a group she has struggled with.
3:03 am
>> hillary! >> i have got to tell you -- i, i stood next to donald trump in three debates, for 4 1/2 hours. i think that proves i have the stamina to be president and commander-in-chief. >> both clinton and donald trump are pouring resources into key states. our latest cbs news battleground tracker shows clinton hold a three-point lead in florida. in texas, a state that typically goes to the gop, trump is winning by the same margin. anthony salvanto, cbs news elections director. do the poll numbers in texas signal a problem for trump in the bigger picture. >> texas close as it will get. donald trump is underperforming with a lot of groups that republicans traditionally do well with, white men, college
3:04 am
educated women. as long has he does that. a lot of states are going to be closer. >> trump is also doing poorly with female voters. just yesterday, an 11th woman accused trump of inappropriate behavior. >> when we entered the room, he grabbed each of us tightly in a hug, and kissed each one of us without asking permission. >> trump called the claim totally false and ri dilk loss. on sunday, his campaign manager acknowledged he is losing. >> we are behind. >> but insists trump can still win. >> our advantage is that, donald trump is just going to continue to take the case directly to the people. >> trump has five rallies in florida this week before heading to north carolina. where clinton continues to spend a lot of time and money. she and first lady michelle obama will campaign there together for the first time on thursday. elaine. >> thank you. north carolina is one of 30 states where early voting is under way. but in a state where 27 people
3:05 am
were killed this month by floods from hurricane matthew, many flood victims are struggling to get to the polls or even think about voting. jamie yuckas has the story. >> it has been almost a month since hurricane matthew barreled down on north carolina. towns like fairmont are still feeling the effects. alice mcnair's home its flooded out. full of mold and waterlogged floors. >> just doing the best i can, to keep my head above the water. and praying that the lord will help me restore everything that i lost. >> reporter: mcnair and her family are crammed into one home. they're some of the lucky ones. close to 1,000 people were still being housed in emergency shelters this week. others are lining up for food instead of lining up for early voting ballots in the toughly contested battleground state of north carolina. 550,000 registered voters live in the six north carolina counties where almost a foot of
3:06 am
rain washed out roads and bridges for weeks. some polling places were swept away. election workers are struggling to find places for people to vote. absentee voting may not be the fix. a person needs a mailing address where the ballot can be sent. >> i don't think the early voting is stirring up a lot of enthusiasm due to matthew. a lot are not interested right now. they're just trying to get back in their homes. >> reporter: the stakes are high. in 2008, senator barack obama beat senator john mccain by 14,000 voegts tes in north caro. mcnair plans to vote but right now not what she is focussed on. >> finding me some where to live on my own again. my number one priority. >> early voting in north carolina continues tomorrow new november 5th. voters have until november 1st to request an absentee ballot. elaine, that may allow some people to get back into their
3:07 am
homes. >> jamie, thank you so much. >> we'll be right back. ,,
3:08 am
3:09 am
3:10 am
the "arizona republic" recently faced an angry backlash after announcing it is endorsing hillary clinton for president. the first time in 126 years the paper is backing a democrat. lee cowen has the the story. >> reporter: a reliably conservative newspaper in a red state. when it endorsed hillary clinton for the white house, all hell broke loose. calls came pouring in, some angry. >> i will not buy your paper anymore, you are ignorant. >> others are abusive. >> the last one referring to the "arizona republic" president, mia parish. how fast did it come in? right away? >> right away. the first death threat came about 9:00 that morning. >> the first death threat? there were several. her e-mail was full of hate too.
3:11 am
>> this one we took to security. we will burn you down. the idea we will burn you down. fire bomb you. you should be hung as a traitor. those were concerning. >> reporter: even before the endorsement, donald trump made media bashing one of the signatures of his campaign. >> look at all that press. among the most dishonest people in the world. >> it's time to stand up and say stop. we don't do this in america. >> reporter: phil boez, the editorial page editor. >> i'm a conservative. it took somebody an abomination to lose the endorsement of the "arizona republic." >> one anonymous caller suggested more reporters would be blown up. more because one of the paper's own, don bolles was skilled by a car bomb while investigating a story in 1976. >> that person meant to scare us. you know, meant to terrorize us. and meant to shut us up. >> so, parish took to the editorial pages again.
3:12 am
to thank those, bold enough to disagree with us on principle but didn't threat tine bomb our homes or harm our families. >> people have been afraid to just stand up and say, hey, this is not cool. you know, this is not who we are. it doesn't have to be so ugly. >> thank you so much. thank you for your support. >> the tone of the call has since changed she said. >> it's like, the dawn of the end of a really long dark night. >> though many readers still disagreed with endorsement of hillary clinton, a certain level of civility had returned. >> thank you, bye-bye. that was a nice one. >> reporter: at least for now. lee cowen, cbs news, phoenix. in north dakota, 83 people were arrested saturday after a protest against an oil pipeline turned violent. police and demonstrators clashed at a construction site for the pipeline. protesters say the project will damage the environment and
3:13 am
native american tribal lands. several tribes are against the pipeline. 10,000 california national guard soldiers have reportedly been ordered to repay their enlistment bonuses a decade after serving in iraq and afghanistan. "los angeles times" reports the pentagon demanded the money back after audits revealed millions of dollars in overpayments. when the california guard was desperate to hit enlistment targets. one former captain says, he had to refinance his home to pay back his $25,000 enlistment bonus. >> at & t shook of the media landscape this weekend announcing it is buying time-warner for $85 billion. tony dokoupil has more on the deal and why some unlikely political allies question whether it should go through. ♪ >> reporter: alexander graham bell sent sound over a wire 140 years ago giving us the telephone. >> can you hear me? >> reporter: soon after, the
3:14 am
american telephone and telegraph company, better then today as at & t. a company that has grown to control many of the wires and cables that bring you phone calls, web sites, and television too. it just had another important day, a more than $85 billion deal to buy time-warner one of the nation's largest makers of tv and film. a shiny new toy in the hand of at & tc.e.o. randall stevenson. >> combination of time-warner and at & t, creates a unique company. time-warner ceo, is feeling the love for his new corporate partner. >> i'm really excited about the future. we will create with at & t. >> is the deal good for consumers or dangerous to let one company control the wires of communication and what the wires carry? >> a deal. >> donald trump leapt to say he would scrap the deal? >> it is too much concentration of power in the hands of too few. >> reporter: in air rare case of
3:15 am
bipartisan alignment, al franken said it raises red flags, and hillary clinton hopes it w ill be scrutinized. regulators may agree. expected to take a year whether to sign off on the deal. but at & tichl, began with a wa. >> mr. watson come here, i want you. >> it will not drop this one without a fight. tony dokoupil, cbs news, new york. coming up next, our ♪ music
3:16 am
extraordinary starts here. new k-y intense. a stimulating gel that takes her pleasure to new heights. k-y intense. jack knocked over a candlestick,
3:17 am
onto the shag carpeting... ...and his pants ignited into flames, causing him to stop, drop and roll. luckily jack recently had geico help him with renters insurance. because all his belongings went up in flames. jack got full replacement and now has new pants he ordered from banana republic. visit geico.com and see how affordable renters insurance can be. wopen up a lot of dawn. tough on grease...yet gentle. dawn helps open... something even bigger. go to facebook.com, dawn saves wildlife.
3:18 am
these are peshmerga fighters battling against isis in kirkuk, northern iraq. isis stormed kirkuk friday killing 80 people. ash carter visited northern iraq today and met with the kurdish leader in irbil and got an update on the battle for mosul, iraqi troops backed by the u.s. military are trying to retake the second largest city from isis. holly williams is following the fight up close. >> watch out! >> reporter: reporting from the front lines of the fight against isis. is sometimes chaotic. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: we carried a gopro camera with us friday as we witnessed a gunfight in the city of kirkuk between isis militants and local swat team. you can see our cameraman, abdi
3:19 am
kimani. and errol lyle trying to capture the reality of the conflict without getting themselves hurt. the battle for mosul pits america and allies against a sadistic death cult. air strikes and helicopters gun ships against suicide bombers. on the front line, north of mosul thursday. these kurdish fighters spotted a small drone overhead. causing panic and drawing a hail of bullets. it's not surprising they're nervous. an isis drone loaded with explosives killed two kurdish soldiers here earlier this month. the u.s. military insists that its role here is only to advise and assist the iraqis. but the line between advising and combat sometimes seems a fine distinction. members of the u.s. military are
3:20 am
operating in this area although we're not allowed to film them. we have seen troops from the coalition, from a european country, firing on isis. even with america's help this battle against barbaric extremist will come down to these men fighting for their land and control of their country. holly williams, cbs news, northern iraq. up next, prison inmates find
3:21 am
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. wow, that sort of blind-sided me. and it clears my terrible cold symptoms. ahh! this is awkward. new mucinex fast-max clear & cool. feel the menthol burst. and clear your worst cold symptoms. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this.
3:22 am
tonight. dozens of large wildfires burning in the west including several in california. you may be surprised to hear 20% of california's fire crews are inmates. to take part in the program, the prisoners cannot be convicted of certain crimes including arson. chris martinez shows us how the program is changing lives. they're among the first to hit the front lines of california's dangerous wildfires. the orange uniforms let you know the firefighters are inmates. >> it is -- it is a big opportunity. >> robert lane joined california's inmate fire fighter program about five years ago. he saw it as a chance for redemption. tell me what you are in for? >> violent crime. gbi. great bodily injury. giving back to the community for what i did. >> reporter: the voluntary program the largest of its kind in the country.
3:23 am
inmates are given basic training, taught to dig fire containment lines and clear paths so other crews can reach the flames. >> we are gheg oing to work on access road, okay. >> reporter: they put their lives on the line for $2 a day. >> it is dangerous work. it is a volunteer program. so we shouldn't take it for granted. just because they're inmates that they have to be out. >> we are not convicts on the back of the bus. we're treated as firefighters. >> reporter: that's a good feeling? >> it is a good feeling. >> reporter: it seems like this really changed you? >> it has. absolutely has. it has the. it lets you know you are worth something. >> reporter: a sense of pride robert says he will carry with him when heap is released from prison later this year. chris martinez, cbs news. they were celebrating in the streets of wrigleyville last night. the chicago cubs are headed to
3:24 am
their first world series in 71 years. they haven't won it in 108 years. the cubs will battle another great lakes team, the cleveland indians, who have been in a championship drought since 1948. game one is tuesday. we also want to note the passing of a woman believed to be the oldest living olympian. simone challer, a hurdler competed in 1932 and '36 summer games. she died of natural causes thursday at her home in arcade yeah, california. sunny was 104 years old. when we return, a rare tour of the summer residence as it opens to the public. ,,
3:25 am
3:26 am
3:27 am
in his weekly blessing, pope francis said the cruelty of the fight in the iraqi city of m ocht sul "makes us cry and leaves us without word." the pope asked the crowd in saint peters square to join him in a prayer for peace. this weekend, pope francis opened his country home to tourists for the first type. the public is being allowed inside private rooms in castle gandolflo, outside rome. seth doane takes us inside. >> reporter: popes have looked outside at the view for centuries. the first time most of us. pope francis declared his private apartment should be public so we could all see where popes what potter about or pray.
3:28 am
this is the office of the so-called personal valechtt to pope, the pope's secretary, and in this grand room is the pope's office, and his desk. castle gandolfo above lake albano has a bigger footprint and used as summer escape. but francis never spent the night here. in 2014 he opened some rooms to the public but his private apartment had remained off-limits explained sandro balbagaro. you are in charge of running this place. were you surprised when the pope said open the rooms. >> translator: yes, very surprised he admitted. i knew the public part of the palace well. but i promise you even i never entered the private apartments. it was always under lock and key, the keys were kept in rome. come take a look at this.
3:29 am
the most private of rooms here. the pope's bedroom. and, the pope's bed. remarkably simple for a pope. some of the rooms in particular the pope's bedroom seems quite modest, quite small. >> translator: yes. it's very small. barbadalo said and very modest. we are after all talking about a priest. during world war ii, a previous pope opened castle gandolfo as a sort of shelter for those displaced by the fighting. this modern day pontiff has tried to bring the church closer to the people now letting them right into his bedroom. seth doane, cbs news, castle gandolfo. >> fascinating. that's the "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.
3:30 am
>> announcer: this is the cbs "overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news." i'm elaine quijano. with the presidential election over two weeks away, the question of whether there will be a peaceful transition of power is dominating the campaign talk. republican nominee donald trump shocked many at the final debate, by saying he would wait until election day to see if he would accept the result. trump continues to insist the vote could be rigged against him and says he could challenge a questionable outcome. gop chairman, defending trump's position. he spoke to john dickerson on "face the nation." >> welcome, mr. chairman. >> i think he will win because people in the country have had enough. he is the change agent.
3:31 am
when it comes done to risk in the country. hillary has been tested, she has failed. she is the risky candidate. look at russia, uranium deal giving them control of 20% of the world's uranium. her pocketing hundreds of thousand on speech sz, libya, iraq, the mess she left there the what i am saying is she was tried and tested. she failed. she is too risky for this country. that's why she is going to lose. >> rnc 100% behind donald trump? >> he is the nominee, of course we are behind donald trump. this is ridiculous. like we wouldn't be behind the nominee. >> is the election in danger of being stolen? >> i don't. what i think the media is missing here, but to ask a candidate three weeks before the election if, if they've laws are they going to concede? asking for a concession speech, no one does that. i think if it is a close election, if you lose by 200 votes in florida are you going to concede on election night.
3:32 am
if you are at 260 electoral votes. >> he's not saying if it is a squeaker. he says it is being stolen at this moment. the only way i will lose. >> that's not quite what he is saying. what he is saying, he wants to reserve all options. if there is ground for a recount, i will exercise my optons. i know where is head is at. he is not willing to not concede, if he loses and there is no fraud. >> his mouth is in a different place than where you think his head. if he loses pennsylvania, a state republicans haven't won since 19 #-- >> if losing by 100 votes. losing by 100,000 is a different thing. i think we can be reasonable on the issue. >> here is why i ask, not just the media. south carolina governor says, this election is not rigged. it is irresponsible to say that it is. so is nikki haley right or
3:33 am
donald trump right? >> there are two people saying two different things. if you are donald trump and you se see the barrage and media implosion on every single thing this guy does, no matter what it is. he heats corn flakes in the morning, cnn or another cable show, msnbc is talking about it 24 hours a day. if you look at hillary clinton. what she got away with on the e-mail scandal. when you have general cartwright going potentially to prison for doing 1/10. i am trying to put you in the mind of a person running for president. sees this unbelievable world around him. then you do hear about fraud at the ballot box. you say, you know what, i'm going to reserve all options. that's what he is saying. >> reserving options different than saying. >> than saying it is going to be stolen. >> difference. >> i know where he is at on this. where he is at. >> would you advise him as republican party chair, make the
3:34 am
distinction clear, otherwise you incite followers to think this election is being stolen from them, that's dangerous. >> he did. do that. he did do that. >> he is still talking about the election being stolen. >> i don't mean his response to the debate. in general when heap says the election is rigged. >> i think he is also trying to tell his folks to, watch out for this fraud that might occur. but look, it's not, i'm telling you, we know this is not millions of people. but what we are talking about are things like, if you look at the milwaukee police report that came out about six years ago. milwaukee police department put out a 70 page report on elect, fraud in milwaukee. this wasn't the republican party. what i am telling you this is real. let's not, let's not. >> absolutely. >> lot's not go down the road like this is a figment of people's imagination. >> the milwaukee police report, they found fraud, not enough to steal the election. >> but if you lose by 100 votes it might be. >> right. >> anyway, let's move on, mr.
3:35 am
chairman. because i, i want to ask you last time you were here you said republicans who didn't the support donald trump, who want to run for president in the future, might face some sanctions, some punishment from the party is that still the case? >> i think these are things we are going to look at after the election. we expect to win. i think unifying the party is something that is always the job of a chairman of a party. and all the people that are involved in our party. that's what we expect to do. and so we are going to leave that for another time. >> but they're not under. >> they shouldn't worry about -- >> the point is given the choice between someone tried, tested, failed, can't be trusted like hillary clinton. some one that wants to change the system. all republicans should support the nominee. >> what if they don't? is paul ryan a good rub ruepubl? >> one of the brightest stars in the party. great friend. smart, one of the most pure heart people i have known in politics. yes, a great republican.
3:36 am
i think, all of the, when you have two parties. and we don't have 12 different parties where everyone can fit neatly into a box. you have to understand that. our job is to bring as many people into the room as possible. and make the case. that's what we are doing every day. >> want to ask you, bringing people into the room, the point of the autopsy you had written after 2012 election. it said look at the 2012 race, the republican party need to stop talking to itself. we have become expert in -- in how to provide ideological reinforcement to like-minded people. a lot of people would say that describes exactly the kind of race donald trump is running. totally opposite of what was, was argued the republican party should do in autopsy. what do you say? >> you are not giving him any credit for going into cleveland, detroit, countless time, talking school choice. meeting with black and hispanic pastors, talking the fact the
3:37 am
democrats take at van tauchlk the communities, every four years, tell them what they want to hear. don't follow up with sba loans for small business owners, black, or hispanic. don't follow of on education reform. no follow-up on any of the promise. so if you look at what the republican party has done as well. we put our money where our mouth is. we put money in hispanic, black, asian engagement for four straight years like no party in modern history has ever done. but, but that's what, but listen, let me tell you something about the growth and opportunity report. isn't just a, diagnosis of the republican national committee. the growth and opportunity report is the party at a whole. >> even though donald trump number with african-americans, latinos and women are so bad. >> it is not because of the efforts that has not been put in. first of all i contend he is going to do better in black communities than we have done four and eight years ago. but, what this prescription is,
3:38 am
a prescription for the long term, not short term. >> we'll be right back. (achoo!) did you know you can pick up cold & flu viruses from things in your home for up to 48 hours? it's like having a sick family member that you didn't even know was there. and we all know what happens when one family member gets sick. but lysol spray and lysol wipes kill 99.9% of germs including 8 common cold & flu viruses to help protect your home. this cold and flu season help keep your home happy and healthy and lysol that. ♪ music new k-y intense.
3:39 am
a stimulating gel that takes her pleasure to new heights. k-y intense. fight heartburn fast. with tums chewy delights. the mouthwatering soft chew that goes to work in seconds to conquer heartburn fast. tum tum tum tum. chewy delights. only from tums.
3:40 am
family of a model and social media star who died after getting treated by a chiropractor is speaking out about their loss. 34-year-old katie mae suffered a stroke in february and now her family has a warning for others. here is michelle miller. >> reporter: katie mae had more than 2 million followers in instagram, in ad campaigns, magazines, playboy, gq and esquire. she leaves behind a 7-year-old daughter, mia. while her family is trying to move forward they also want to warn others about what went wrong. >> i love you. >> reporter: katie ma echt, self proclaimed queen of snap chat. >> happy veterans day. >> model working provide for her young daughter, the youngest of four siblings. >> he was always a firecracker,
3:41 am
a spark plug. >> reporter: days before the 34-year-old died in february, she posted on twitter that she pinched a nerve in her neck at a photo shoot and was going to visit a chiropractor. friends say she became sick a few hours after her appoint. and taken to the emergency room. she was pronounced brain dead the next day and taken off life support. the l.a. county coroner says her death while accidental, was caused by v echt rtebral artery dissection, a tear in one of the major arteries that carries blood to the brain caused by chiropractic treatment. >> this is more common than people think. people get overadjusted. there is a tear. it causes a stroke. and death. >> you always think this won't happen to my family. this sort of thing won't happen to my family. it did. you know what there is a huge gaping holen our family now. >> reporter: a neurosurgeon told cbs news, chances of injuring your neck during a viz does it
3:42 am
rare but can be disabling. the best way to avoid the risk, is avoid adjustments that involve rapid twisting of the neck. this doctor says they are safe. >> reporter: i cannot tell you what treatment was provided because i was not in the room. and what we do know is that it takes extreme force in order to tear an artery. >> maes' family hopes talking publicly about what happened to her will encourage others to think twice. >> this bring as wareness to the possible risk factors of a neck adjustment. while it is rare, i was shocked to see how many cases there are. now there is a public face to put with the risk factors. >> american chiropractic association says patients should describe their existing symptoms in detal to g
3:43 am
ugh, it's only lunchtime and my cold medicines' wearing off. i'm dragging. yeah, that stuff only lasts a few hours. or, take mucinex. one pill fights congestion for 12 hours. no thank you very much, she's gonna stick with the short-term stuff. 12 hours? guess i won't be seeing you for a while. is that a bisque? i just lost my appetite. why take medicines that only last 4 hours, when just one mucinex lasts 12 hours? start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. ♪...nausea, heartburn,♪ indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea!♪ ♪nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea!♪ here's pepto bismol! ah. ♪nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea!♪
3:44 am
3:45 am
ialmost everything. you know, ke 1 i n 10 houses could get hit by an expensive septic disaster. but for only $7 a month, rid-x helps break down waste. avoid a septic disaster with rid-x. music icon phil collins may be gearing up for a comeback. before he does the 65-year-old is looking back at his life in a memoir. it shed light on some of the singer's darkest moments including marriage struggles and battle with alcohol. collins spoke with jim axlerod in a story for "sunday morning." ♪ i can feel it coming in the night oh lord ♪
3:46 am
>> reporter: if he doesn't look exactly like you remember him, well, it's been a while. ♪ all my life >> reporter: in fact it had been six years since phil collins last played in public when he kicked off this year's u.s. open tennis tournament two months ago. ♪ ♪ ♪ i can feel it coming in the night ♪ >> reporter: he is 65 now. walking with a cane and a little hard-of-hearing. not to mention the bad wrist that keeps him from playing the drums. but phil collins wants us all to know he is not fading away. >> i have been made aware the last few years that people have missed me. i was checking into a hotel in mime my, the bellman said something to me. and it really touched me. it was like, when are you going to come back, man, because we really miss you? ♪ stay with me
3:47 am
♪ my love i hope you'll always be ♪ ♪ >> reporter: as much as he wants to look forward the bulk of collins' energy lately has been spent looking back. his new memoir, "not dead yet" is a candid chronicle of struggle. with marriage, drinking, and fame. so maybe this was an attempt to gain some clarity? you had lived the life. now maybe you wanted to understand it more. >> yeah, i think so. i mean, when you have been married three times and you got five kids you don't live with them. you have been divorced three times. you start to wonder whether it's you. you know? can't always be someone else's fault. ♪ i need love love oh to ease my mind ♪ >> reporter: born and raised in the outskirts of post-war london his book charts his beginnings as a performer playing artful dodger in the west end performance of "oliver."
3:48 am
♪ well i've been waiting waiting here so long ♪ >> reporter: through his first run as rock star with genesis. to his turn as one of the biggest pop icons of the '80s and '90s. ♪ ♪ but if you think selling 250 million records, insulates you from regret, collins is proof, one has absolutely nothing to do with the other. >> i think in the '80s i became very annoying. ♪ she don't even know my name ♪ but she likes me just the same ♪ ♪ studio >> and another -- a lot of people love it. but i can see that i was omnipresent. and that -- that can get up people's noses. >> now, phil collins. >> reporter: the high point then seems to be one of his low points now that he has had more than three decades to think
3:49 am
about it. the summer of 1985, when he played live aid in london in the morning and took the concord to play another set in philadelphia. >> i do think it added to my showing off. kind of thing. and the annoying guy that thinks he can act and thinks he can do. not only does he play live aid once he plays it twice. >> reporter: he couldn't help himself. once he hit it big, he pushed hard. with no regard for consequence. ♪ please give me one more night ♪ ♪ give me one more night >> he built a solo career the he became a sought-after producer. he even had his own big band. i'm reading the chapter. i'm thinking, phil, slow down. slow down. did that thought ever cross your mind? >> not really.
3:50 am
>> reporter: nothing could with stand that pace? certainly not any of his three marria marriages. these days, having reconciled with his third wife and living in miami with their two teenage sons, collins seems to be finding liberation in the honest reckoning. ♪ you're the only one who really knew me at all ♪ take his oscar nominated, grammy winning hit "against all odds." he can't even play it. >> apart from wright, i have only ever played it twice. >> reporter: you can't play "against all odds." >> no. i could learn. but i doubt -- i can't play it. no. >> reporter: phil collins has written this book to reckon with much bigger things than that. ♪ you'll be mine heart >> reporter: in 2006, his third marriage falling apart, living alone in a hotel while working on the broadway version of "tarzan" collins almost let the
3:51 am
pain kill him. >> reporter: you discover the pain relief in the minibar. were you aware you were drinking that much? >> yeah. yeah. ♪ take take me home ♪ this man who had given so much pleasure to so many people could not find any happiness himself. the workaholic became an alcoholic. how bad did it get? i was at death's door, you know? >> reporter: hang on. literally. death's door? >> that's what the doctor said. i was in intensive care in the hospital. my pancreas, had sort of given up. organs were shutting down. the doctor said to lindsay who is my assistant, mr. collins papers in order because we don't
3:52 am
think he might not make it, you know? >> reporter: ask phil collins an honest question and you get an honest answer. you good? you clean? >> nah, you know, i was clean for three years. and now i feel like i can have a glass of wine. >> reporter: these days, collins gets his real kicks in san antonio, texas, of all places. remembering the alamo. ♪ davey davy crockett >> reporter: the show hooked kids on both side of the atlantic. because phil collins grew up to become the largest private collector of alamo art ifacts. his collected donated at more than $10 million when heap donated it to the state of texas. if this all seems like a bit of a head-scratcher, it makes perfect sense when you kid that for collins, the story of the alamo, like his own, is far more complicated than you might think. >> it wasn't bad mix, because
3:53 am
good texans, you know, it was bravery on both side of the war. >> reporter: seems to me like you are into setting the report straight? >> i think it need to be done. ♪ me i'm getting stronger by the minute ♪ >> reporter: setting the record straight is what phil collins needs to do wherever he is these days. >> the acoustics okay in a room like this? >> yeah. >> reporter: like in the studio he set up at home in miami where he contemplates his comeback. >> if i had to bet one side or the other that phil collins is actually going to make music again in here, that we will all here, should i take it other side of that? >> i think i would owe it to you to say, i do. i think it's possible, yeah. ♪ i've been waiting for this moment all mylife ♪ >> reporter: maybe it will be more solo work. maybe he will team up with his son nick who backed him up on
3:54 am
drums at the u.s. open. ♪ i can feel it coming in the >> reporter: or perhaps another reunion with genesis. whatever form it takes, you are not done yet? >> no, not dead yet. >> seems like a good name for a book. >> seems like a good name for a book. >> thank you! >> woe'll be right back.
3:55 am
3:56 am
3:57 am
in his weekly blessing, pope francis said the cruelty of the fighting in the iraqi city of mos of the l, makes us cry and leaves us without word. the pope asked the crowd in saint peters square to join him in a prayer for peace. this weekend, pope francis opened his country home to tourists for the first time, the public is being allowed inside private rooms in castle gandolfo, the pope's summer residence outside rome. seth doane takes us inside. >> reporter: popes have looked outside at the view for centuries. the first time most of us. pope francis declared his private apartment should be public so we could all see where
3:58 am
popes what potter about or pray. this is the office of the so-called personal valet to the pope, this is the office for the pope's secretary, and then in this grand room is the pope's office, and his desk. castle gandolfo above lake albano has a bigger footprint than vatican city itself, and used as summer escape. but francis never spent the night here. in 2014 he opened some rooms to the public but his private apartment had remained off-limits explained sandro balbagaro. you are in charge of running this place. were you surprised when the pope said open the rooms. >> translator: yes, very surprised he admitted. i knew the public part of the palace well. but i promise you even i never
3:59 am
entered the private apartments. it was always under lock and key, the keys were kept in rome. come take a look at this. the most private of rooms here. the pope's bedroom. and, the pope's bed. remarkably simple for a pope. some of the rooms in particular the pope's bedroom seems quite modest, quite small. >> translator: yes. it's very small. barbadalo said and very modest. we are after all talking about a priest. during world war ii, a previous pope opened castle gandolfo as a sort of shelter for those displaced by the fighting. this modern day pontiff has tried to bring the church closer to the people now letting them right into his bedroom. seth doane, cbs news, castle gandolfo. >> fascinating. that's the "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.
4:00 am
captioning funded by cbs it's monday, october 24th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." red state surge. new polling puts hillary clinton within striking distance of donald trump in texas. with that, a concession from the trump camp. >> do you acknowledge that you're behind? >> we are behind. a bus crash on a california highway leaves 13 people dead, and dozens more injured. the condition of the survivors and details of the bus company's safety record. the pipeline protest

57 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on