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captioning made possible by johnson & johnson, where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations >> pauley: good morning, i'm jane pauley and this is "sunday morning." the sunday morning before the presidential inauguration to be precise. we'll be looking ahead to friday's ceremony throughout the morning. while also taking a look back with martha teichner at the record of out going president barack obama. then it's on to the high school
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student who will be raising her voice in song at the inauguration. michelle miller has paid her a visit. >> if you've never heard 16-year-old jackie evancho sing, prepare to be amazed. ♪ for her, singing the national anthem this friday will be easy. the hard part is dealing with those who say she shouldn't sing at all. out of concern for the rights of people like her sister. >> my sister juliet is a transgender and she is one of the strongest people i know. >> jackie evancho raising her voice in our nation's capital later on "sunday morning." >> pauley: viola davis is an acclaimed hollywood actress who knows full well that success 2:00 never be taken for granted. lee cowan will have hour sunday
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pre file. >> in hollywood, praise doesn't always last. >> they love, love, love you, viola. i mean, i would just grab hold of that word love, i said, okay, it's been three months and i don't have a job. >> she did of course get another job. and this one may again have her in line for an oscar. viola davis, ahead on "sunday morning." >> pauley: the small world that's one well-known woman's personal hobby is actually a window into her larger and complex past. chip reid has her story. >> i want to tell you something when you look at that bed. >> at 88 years old, sex therapist dr. ruth westheimer is passionate about a lot of things. but her true love.
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you have a favorite doll house? >> i don't want to play favorites. parents shouldn't play favorites. >> dr. ruth and her doll houses. >> come join us on "sunday morning." >> well done. >> all right! that's a wrap! >> with rita braver we admire inaugural gowns of the past. mo rocco takes us inside the chapel where george washington prayed after the first inaugural. and more. first, the headlines for sunday morning, the 15th of january, 2017. an ice storm is making travel treacherous in the nation's mid section, with more drizzle and sleet expected today. the worst of it is from oklahoma to illinois. president-elect trump is criticizing congressman john lewis after the civil rights
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legend questioned the legit ma tee of trim's election victory. on twitter trump said yesterday, lewis should spend more time focusing on, crime-infested inner cities. drawed way's jennifer holiday has changed her soon and cancelled plans to perform at friday's inaugural concert in washington. in a letter the singer apologizes for what she called a lapse in judgment. it's going to be harder to run away with the circus. owners of the ringling brothers barnum and bailey circus say that after 146 year run its folding up its tent forever. final performance are set for may. success for space x. a rocket put ten satellites into orbit after blast off in california yesterday. the company also managed to land the rocket's jettison first stage up right on a barge in the pacific.
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now the rest of the nation's weather. the east and west escape the ice. but it's chilly, especially in the northwest. for tomorrow, martin luther king day the ice storm moves into the midwest. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> pauley: five days before the inauguration of donald trump as our 45th president, we take a look back at our 44th president, barack obama. our cover story is reported by martha teichner. >> because of what we did on this date in this election at this defining moment, change has come to america. >> it was a moment that seemed to hold so much promise. such optimism. >> we are met with cynicism and doubt and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with a timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people. yes we can. >> barack obama facing that sea of supporters in chicago on november 4, 2008, after being elected our first african-american president. what began that night is ending
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now. the assessment of the obama legacy already underway. >> i think that moment that grant park moment, will be remembered symbolically in history as a moment when america thought, we've done something and we feel good about that. >> historian doris kearns goodwin. >> in history we talk about is it the man or the time that makes for a presidential legacy. that moment in grant park it seemed like the man was even bigger than the times. >> are you prepared to stay the seth? >> i am. >> but the times set the agenda from day one. as soon as barack obama took the oath of office he inherited the worst economic crisis since the great depression. the big banks, and gm and chrysler were teetering. unemployment was pushing 8%. it's easy to forget how scary it was. now, unemployment is just over
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4.5%. since early 2010, more than 15 million jobs have been created. by most accounts, a big check in the plus column of the obama legacy tally. >> it's huge achievement to save the economy. it's not something that's just a statistical thing you've done you've affected people's lives and affected their futures and that is real. >> some practice with this, but not as much as i'd like. >> for president obama, virtually every accomplishment was a struggle. he was blindsided by the partisan ugliness of the opening battles. >> in those early months, my expectation was that, we could pull the parties together a little more effectively. >> in 2010, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell defined what democrats call republican
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obstructionism. >> our top political priority over the next two years should be to deny president obama a second term. >> not one republican in either the house or the senate voted for the affordable care act, what came to be known as obamacare. the president wanted his significant sna tour expansion of health care insurance to be the biggest check in his legacy plus column, but republicans are already dismantling it. what about president obama's foreign policy legacy? >> tonight i can report to the american people and to the world that the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden, the leader of al qaeda. >> the killing of bin laden, definitely a plus. the way he pulled out of iraq and afghanistan, the iran nuclear deal, the now dead on arrival transpacific partnership claimed by the administration as
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pluses. by his critics not so much. and his handling of syria, according to many policy experts, a big check in the minus column. >> i would argue that the decision not to make good on the american threat on syrian use of chemical weapons was the single biggest flaw and mistake of barack obama's presidency. >> richard haass is president of the nonpartisan council on foreign relations in new york. >> send a message to our friends and allies that we could not be counted on. i think he had a view of the world that somehow sort itself just fine, even if the u.s. made the decision to do lot less. that was simply wrong. what we've learned is that the united states dials down benign forces don't tim the space. >> i've lived long enough to know that race relations are
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better than they were 10 or 20 or 30 years ago no matter what some folks say. >> which drinks us to what may be president obama's most provocative legacy. he changed the conversation about the nation's social issues. >> the idea that people now talk about systemic racism and bias that it showed up on the campaign trail, that's new. >> charles blow is an op-ed columnist for the "new york times." >> the idea that it bubbles to the top while he is president is a real thing. >> that can't be undone. >> you want put that back in the bottle. now that is at the top. now we have to deal with that. >> just this past friday, attorney general loretta lynch announced the results of a 13-month investigation of the chicago police department. >> engages in a pattern or practice of use of excessive
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force in violation of the 4th amendment to the constitution. >> for chicago, substitute ferguson. baltimore. cleveland. to name some of the cities whose police practices have been scrutinized. >> that is him. that is the influence that he is having on our discussion. that comes to the front during the obama years. >> now, consider this. >> strangely enough, it's not really him being african american, i think, that is most remarkable of his eight years. it is the incredible movement on issues like same-sex marriage and gay rights and inclusion. it has to been the civil rights movement of our time. and it has changed over his tenure more than at any other time in american history. >> but what has also changed in
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obama's eight years, devastating democratic party losses at the polls have left republicans firmly in charge. a big minus that will have an impact on his legacy. still, for historians how a president is judged changes over time. >> when you think about harry truman having left the presidency with such a low level of approval rating yet now being considered one of the near great presidents. you think about president johnson having left the presidency with such sadness feeling like the vietnam war was the scar. there's no question that did he far more than we realized at the time. >> do you think will be kind to president obama's presidency? >> i do. >> the symbolism can't be ignored. the image of this particular first family.
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>> ♪ amazing grace >> of a president who sang his heart out over the killings in that charleston church. >> for the office of the president, guess who? >> of a white house that was hip for a change. >> do you believe that symbolism is equal in value as legislative achievement? >> i believe in image. i believe in representation. i believe that it is a powerful, powerful thing. i have three kids who have grown up and they have never known anything but a black president. their consciousness about a
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president begins with him. >> i am asking to you hold fast to that faith written into our founding documents. >> it is with symbolism in mind that president barack obama returned to chicago, where it all began, to say goodbye and to consign his presidency to history. >> that creed at the core of every american whose story not yet written. yes we can. yes we did. yes we can. thank you, god bless you, may god continue to bless the united states of america. >> pauley: up next. >> not only does he have an amazing eye but he's also become a great friend and somebody i trust. >> he made history, too.
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for a powerful comeback. new expressmax caplets. >> pauley: president obama is leaving behind a photo album with many a close you of his white house years all thanks to the man our correspondent emeritus bill plante has been talking with. >> over the past eight years, chief white house paragraph pete souza has taken as many as 2,000 pictures a day of president obama. some recording singular events in the nation's history. and some simply capturing a moment. >> on halloween a few years ago, this is the son of a staffer and as he was leaving he said, zap
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me in your web. one of the things that i'm just trying to do is show him as president but human being. what he's like as a man. >> in 2005 he was working for the "chicago tribune" when he began taking pictures of barack obama. then a new senator from illinois. >> i love those pictures. not only does he have an amazing eye. not only are his pictures evocative, accurate, creative, but he's also become a great friend and someone i trust. >> souza took this photo in 200 as obama was about to announce his candidacy for president. >> he is about to walk out. >> in 2009 the new president offered pete souza the job of white house photographer. a job he had before during ronald reagan's presidency. >> i never aspired to do this again. but the opportunity presented itself. >> that usually meant a long day
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of shadowing the president whether at the arrival of the italian prime minister, in the oval office as mr. obama made phone calls. or watching mr. obama and his wife pass out treats on halloween. >> i basically go in whenever i want and stay in as long as i want. >> the president has no problem with that. >> he understands how to get his shot without being obtrusive. >> now, it's about to end. >> it's been extraordinary gift because i have the kind of chronicle of my girls growing up and are very few people have. >> says mr. obama, souza has also taken some iconic photographs. >> watching to see if bin laden operation was going to be successful. >> you could feel the tension in that room. my job was to not disturb the moment yet try to capture visually what was taking place. >> and the less solemn moments. >> the little boy touching my
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head. >> the president bent down. jacob touched his head to feel his head. >> when staff members brought their children to the white house there was sometimes a presidential visit. >> i was in disbelief that the president of the united states was lying down in the oval office. >> how dowdy side when it's appropriate to intrude on a president? >> it's more in tuition than it is anything. but there's certain times when you know, let's give him some space. >> souza always had to be ready as when the first couple briefly held hands during the commemoration of the civil rights march from selma, alabama, to montgomery. >> when it first happened i was out of position. so i kinda literally ran to line up my composition and clicked a couple of frames. then their hands let go. >> or when the president in a museum impulsively boarded the bus which had carried rosa parks the day she sat in the whites
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only section. >> just the one frame of him looking out the window. it evokes the past in a lot of ways. >> to preserve the here and now meant understanding his subject and anticipating movements. >> you have to be ready, that keeps you on your toes. >> when a friend told souza that after eight years he made every picture he could possibly make he almost conceded her point. but just a few days later at the opening of the new african american museum. >> i made two two photographs that i'm still proud of. >> the vice president was kneeling down talking to is the daughter of a slave. literally like 30 seconds later president bush handed president obama a smartphone and asked him to take a picture of him with a group of people. >> on january 20, one of the pictures that he takes is going to be the last picture of you as president. what do you hope it captures?
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>> i hope he captures my wave as, i have a big grin stand i say, i'm going on vacation. >> pauley: that's a sentiment bill plante can probably share. as you may already heard he's just retired after 52 years with cbs news. that included service as white house correspondent under four presidents, not to mention many stories for "sunday morning." thank you, bill. all the best. my dad gave me those shares, you know? he ran that company.
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the pentagon civilian leadersh leadership. eric fanning is leaving the post of secretary of the army. he's also leaving behind a unique legacy. faith salie conducts our exit interview. >> you had a parade. >> yeah. >> who gets a parade? >> did i. secretaries of the army do. traditions are very important. >> indeed. this was traditional. but the man is honored is not. eric fanning. the out going secretary of the army is also the first openly gay secretary of the army. >> it seems like ancient histo history, but don't ask, don't tell, was in existence. >> the repeal of the don't ask, don't tell policy of dealing with gays in the military came just five years before fanning's appointment. still, even before that, fanning held high level civilian jobs in
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all three branches of the military. deputy under secretary of the navy, under secretary of the air force and under secretary of the army. it's interesting to me that you have been in service to the military for decades and that you never served in the military. >> we have an important tradition in this country, constitutional tradition as it is of civilian control of the military. >> the military should not be in control of the military. >> that's a very important part of what made this country such a secure, successful democracy overall these many years. >> while the generals manage the combat side of the army, 48-year-old fanning has run the business side. >> i am ceo. my job is to recruit, train, equip stand then take care of the morale and welfare of soldiers and their families and our civilian workforce.
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ultimately i'm responsible for the behavior of all of the soldiers, so i am paying attention to make sure that they are representing well and in almost all cases they are. >> how do you look at the morale of our soldiers and watch their behavior? >> a lot of it is interaction. >> fanning should know, he comes from a military family. three of his uncles had careers in the armed services. do you think you were going to be in the military when you were a kid. >> something you think about when you grow up in that environment. you weren't allowed to serve in the military if you were gay. a number of people serve and they make the choice to serve in silence, i didn't that was going to work for me. >> how did you come out to your uncles who were in the military. >> they found out and they have been great. >> during his relatively short tenure, secretary fanning made 31 trips to the army installations around the globe
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like this one in oahu. >> incredibly large organization. >> so hierarchical and w traditions. >> you don't make very informed decisions at this level if you don't have that input from all the different levels. >> in fact, fanning says he's found that his appointment, it took months for him to receive senate confirmation, was ultimately embraced by tall kinds of army personnel. how do you reconcile the old army with this new army where whether are older soldiers welcoming you so warmly? >> it is different now, not just in the army. it's different in the united states of america. because people see the sun still comes up, the car still starts, the the dog still needs to be fed or what have you. nothing has changed today because my neighbor, my son, my ship mate, whatever it is came out. >> in part because of that belief, under fanning watches, the army has become more inclusive with women and transgender soldiers serving in
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combat roles. and, as his final directive as secretary, fanning has issued grooming and dress waivers to sikhs and muslims for religious reasons. >> what drives me personally is the view that the more the army looks like society and the more voices we can bring in the stronger that we're going to be. >> do you think your being gay made you wont to focus on inclusivity and diversity in the army? >> absolutely. i know from my own personal experience how important it is to see someone that you can identify with in a leadership position, so that you can see yourself in that position. >> do you think that your commitment to diversity in the army will be continued in a new administration? >> i don't know. but i do know that it's one thing to have a conversation about whether or not someone should be allowed to put on a uniform. it's very different conversation to say someone should no longer be able to serve. that's a harder conversation to
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have. progress is never completely linear. but it is hard to walk back on some of these things. >> he's always been himself. never had to hide who he was. >> ben masri-cohen who works at the national gallery in washington is fanning's partner. >> she's going to be the real star of this. >> they say their about weather storms helps make their relationship work. >> you guys went through a confirmation process. do you think there might be a wedding? >> oh, my, gosh. >> i love him very much. we're in a great place right now. >> later this week, secretary fanning will leave his office at the pentagon one last time. and just as they welcomed him with tradition, they will say goodbye with one. >> i'll have a farewell ceremo ceremony. the clapping out where they line the hallways and the stairwell
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as you leave for the last time. >> are you going to cry? >> i'm sure i'll be emotional. i'm emotional about a lot of things right now because it's incredibly rewarding experience. and so, it will be hard to leave in some ways. i'm moving on, it will be good for me. we'll figure out what that means in due course. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> pauley: what sort of legacy is first lady michelle obama leaving behind. thoughts of that now from robin givhan of the "washington post." >> what's going on? >> among many things, michelle obama was good for fashion. she was adventurous in her choices and willing to embrace hollywood glamour, not just the stayed traditions of the first lady. fashion helped her tell a complex story about the historical nature of her role, the initiatives she championed and legacy she would leave behind. mrs. obama entered the white house bearing the weight of expectation and suspicion. she was the presidential spouse who critics called aggrieved. she was the harvard lawyer from whom feminists expected ground breaking achievements. she was an accomplished black woman whose visibility might allow others like her to at long last be seen.
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over eight years, mrs. obama made some, but not all, of her opinions known with considered remarks as well as judicious silence. she used her bully pulpit to fight childhood obesity. her signature style, the sleeveless dresses, served as a motivation for many women who saw beauty, health, femininity and power in her sculpted arms. supporting military families was another priority. she reminded americans that veterans aren't just fallen heroes. they are regular folks whose daily struggles are the same as ours. over time, mrs. obama evolved from white house star into pop culture celebrity. this was not coincidence or happenstance. our society often puts more stock in the words of celebrities than those of politicians. celebrities, after all, have friends, followers and fans. they're able to create intimate bonds with strangers while defendantly controlling their
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image. her image has been subject to few nicks or scratches along the way. how do you measure where mrs. obama tenure has been success envelope some 65% of americans view her favorably. there is evidence that childhood obesity is, if not declining, hitting a plateau. many people have been inspired. >> being your first lady has been the greatest honor of my life stand i hope i made you proud. >> but the most memorable headline about michelle obama is both profound and a little bit disheartening. an african american woman did this. she did it with dignity and heart. and for many people, that came as an enormous surprise. >> beautifully dressed.
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>> pauley: ahead. small wonders. ♪
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>> pauley: is a doll house simply a small world, a play thing to be out grown over time? not for the woman chip reid is taking us to visit. >> look at the beautiful. every day a little bit i play. >> you do? what do you do? >> i just move them around. >> you might be surprised learn that at 88 years old, well-known sex therapist dr. ruth westheimer still plays with doll houses. >> this is a big doll house. >> taller than me. >> taller than you. >> see that? not by much. but by a piece. >> she started collecting them long before the days when she
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was giving blunt advice on a topic many considered taboo. >> the word is snuggling, you know. it's just hugging and kissing. these books aboutz in this house there are miniature versions of some of her books on sex. but don't get any ideas. there's no sex in these doll houses, is there? >> i don't want them to have sex i will have sex myself. or i've had sex. i have never had is the dog houses having sex. >> in fact her obsession with dolls is not just innocent, it's heartbreaking. it started when she was ten years old in germany when the nauseas came knocking. >> they came in with shiny black boots, very scary. they didn't shout. just told my father to get dressed to go with them. my grandmother had in the seam of her long skirt she had some money. i can see it in front of my eyes
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right now when i talk to you. she took the money out, gave it to the nausea she said, take good care of my son. >> this dress then makes you think of the nauseas taking your father away. >> absolutely. >> her desperate mother put ruth on a train to switzerland. she grew up in an orphanage and never saw or heard from her parents again. >> another girl in -- on the train was crying. she was younger than me. i had one doll with me. they only permitted me one doll. i gave that doll to that girl. >> that's all you had. >> that's all i had because she was crying she needed the doll more than me. >> so began her fascination with dolls and doll houses. >> if i have to choose within reason why i have them is that they're all happy in their surroundings. >> inside these doll houses is a kind of safety and stability
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that did you not have as a child? >> that's right beautiful set up. >> she's not just captivated by her own collection, recently dr. ruth visited small stories, an exhibit at the national building museum in washington. on loan from london it features 300 years of doll houses. >> this is a snapshot of life in 1942. >> alice sage is the curator. >> they have become symbols of your own identity and of your relationships with others. >> each one is a window into history. three centuries ago they were status symbols for the wealthy. >> if we look at joy wardrobe, which is in fact not a doll's house but a wardrobe you can see the influence of 17th century dutch architecture, very clearly on the facade, big scrolls and beautiful stained glass windows. >> this house from 1890 shows the evolution of technology.
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it has a telephone and a bath with hot running water. pot i can novel tease at the time. others tell much darker stories, this one evokes a young girl's fear as she prepares for an air raid during world war ii. those are gas masks in a box on the floor. >> she had a very hard time when she was evacuated and it was a way for her to work through those memories of the war. >> this was therapy for her? >> absolutely. >> while many of these miniature architectural wonders focus on by gone arras the museum commissioned modern design turnovers let their futuristic imaginations run wild. >> it is a bit of a scary dream house. it is a bit of a nightmare house. >> wendy evans joseph titled her doll house, an ordinary evening. with nightmare rush monsters surrounding a child's bedroom. from beautiful to therapeutic to
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frivolous fun. doll houses appeal to the voyeur in all of us. >> that one thing in my life that even at the age of 88 i can say that has to be constant. that nobody can touch. >> they are just yours. >> they're just mine. not for my grandchildren. you can look at them. but you can't take them with you. >> i need you -- >> pauley: coming up viola davis speaks her mind. >> when you're poor you aren't invisible.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> i didn't steal no silver. >> maybe i can't send to you jail for what you wrote but i can send you for being a thief. >> i know something about you, don't you forget that. >> it's "sunday morning" on cbs and here again is jane pauley.
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>> pauley: viola davis won an oscar familiar nation for her performance in the 2011 film "the help" there is already oscar talk about her role in the movie "fences." >> it's like i played the doctor. i played the lawyer. i played all those roles but you didn't know who i was. and that was getting tiresome. and you know why? the thing about it is you can create the most specific emotional life for a character, but nobody sees it if you don't have the words. it's like having a greated with 'and being in a burlap sack. >> viola davis has found her words, in the words of august wilson, the pulitzer prize winning playwright whose most popular work "fences" just went from stage to screen. >> hush your mouth. i don't want to hear that kind of talk this morning. >> the story is set in 1950's
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pittsburgh. davis plays the long suffering wife of troy maxon, portrayed by the film's director, denzel washington. >> ain't nobody going to hold his hand when he get out there in the world. >> times have changed, troy. people change. >> she is the glue that holds this family together, through racism and infidelity, performance that is already earned her a golden globe. they both won tony awards. but adapting the story to film was that tricky thing. >> i always feel that people want to problem solve once the play goes to the screen. so the fear is not making it stagey and making it an experience, what you do you can reduce the impact of it. >> the film pulls no punches. >> it's not easy for me to admit that hive been standing in the same place for 18 years. >> i've been standing with you. i been right here with you,
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troy. i got a life too. i gave 18 years of my life to stand in the same spot as you. >> when people come into the theater, whether it's the screen or the stage, they have got to be transported and transformed. >> the thing that viola can't do is be invisible. she just can't do it. she can't fade away. she can't reseed. she can't be forgettable. >> you know you've made it when actress meryl streep six your praises as she did on the hollywood walk of fame where she got her star. the two first appeared together in the film "doubt." >> talking about something flo floating around just a boy. >> davis is only on screen for a few minutes. but it was enough to get her her first oscar nomination. >> even fit was only going to be four or five minutes on screen.
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>> absolutely. >> you would delve into that. >> absolutely. i would make a fillet mignon out of a fried chicken dinner. >> so much fun. >> she had lot of fried chicken roles. parts that she said first for her looks. then for her talln't. >> i'm not having this conversation. >> i have a deep voice. i probably have a character look. i am a woman of a certain hue. those roles, those kind of diverse roles weren't being written for anyone who looked like me. >> i need you to remember everything i told you. you remember what i told you? >> you is kind. you is smart. >> she got her second ross cover nod for playing house made abilene clark in "the help." it's only recently davis has been landing parts not so culturally trivial, like her emmy winning turn as annalise
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keating in power house of defense attorney on abc's "how to get away with murder." >> so guess what? guess what? you go to jail and i'm the shoddy lawyer who put you there. >> in the center of the nair sieve is an african american woman who is 51 years old who is not a size 2 who is not being placed in a box. >> her determination to stand out started at age 8. >> i knew that viola was like a tremendous actress. >> that's viola's sister, dolores. >> just innately. >> it was so natural, we'd stop to watch her do the scene. >> she is now the drama teacher at their old high school in central falls, rhode island. >> they expect more out of you at some sense? are your expectations raised now? >> they think i'm going to make
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them a star. >> central falls is as proud of davis, as davis is of it. even though her upbringing here was abut as gloomya the weather the day we visited. the davises were the only black family in town. her dad got a job as a horse groomer at the nearby track. money wasn't only tight, it was almost nonexistent. >> i literally would dream about having food in the refrigerator and in the cupboards, that's it. >> does it look the same? >> much smaller than i remember. >> she took us back to the school cafeteria which for years was her only stores of nutrition. >> for most of my life it was the only meal. knowing that when i went home there was nothing there in terms of food. >> does that hungry little girl still with you today? >> totally. completely. >> her house on the other hand is long since gone. but the memories of the cold and
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the rats are as fresh as yesterday. >> the infestation was so unbelievable. and sometimes they would jump on top of us on the beds and then you could hear them eating our toys at night. just the crunching sound. >> davis' year book is telling. she listed, when i get rich and famous as her favorite saying. but that had nothing to do with growing up to be an award winning actress. >> when you're poor, you are invisible. every poor person will tell you, nobody sees you. so being famous was me just wanting to be seen. >> being seen as much as she's been seen lately certainly be tiring. but she feels an obligation to give back, as such she and her husband, actor julius tennon, started juvee productions, the goal of broadening the kinds of roles offered to black artists. >> i just want different narratives for people of color,
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especially women of color. i just want something that's different. i don't want us to be put in a box. i want it to be kind of a redefinition of who we are. if i can even achieve that in a tiny way i'll be good. i'll be good. >> but of all roles, nothing she says has had greater impact than becoming a mother. >> one, two, three. >> the couple adopted their daughter genesis five years ago. and davis is there, even for drumming lessons. >> you can be a bad actor, that's really hurtful by the way when people think you suck. you can be -- even if you're like a bad daughter, you know, you can maybe work through that. but you cannot be a bad mother. you just can't. >> very good job you guys. >> with genesis at her side
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davis accepted the honor of having a street named after her back in central falls. to those with dreams sitting in that same school auditorium where viola davis first took to the stage as poor and hungry little girl she had a single message. >> there's got to be a voice deep within you that is untouched by definitions. and it is there that you become divinely who you are. and that is the one gift i plant in every young person in central falls, is that your dreams are absolutely much bigger and untouched by your circumstances. >> pauley: just ahead. ♪ dressed for stuck says. ,,,,,,,,,
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>> pauley: rita braver now with story about first impressions and fashion tradition. >> president kennedy and first lady venture from the white house. >> there is pat nixon in a handsome beaded dress. >> they're on the world stage. every camera that's available will be here photographing the inauguration and that first dance in the inaugural gown. >> anne stock should know at former white house social secretary and former bloomingdale executive she believes a inaugural gown tell an important story. >> it's the history of who we are. it's our humanity and our history unfolding before us. >> so the first ladies
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collection at the museum of american history is the most popular exhibits in the whole smithsonian. >> that's stunning. >> one of the earliest gowns here was born in 1905 by edith roosevelt, wife of theodore. >> this would have been very corseted dress, very formal dress. she was a very formal person. >> and curator lisa grath lien grade desays, lady bird johnson's gown was equally of its time. >> can you imagine someone wearing fur trim today? >> not now. it's also said that lbj suggested that she put sable on the sleeves. he told her, bird, you need to dress it up some. >> fashion icon jacqueline kennedy helped design her own ensemble. now so fragile it's usually kept in storage. >> it was such an elegant piece over that beautiful creamy gown.
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>> spectacular buttons. >> amazing. >> you remember mamie's pink sparkley rhinestone gown this is the purse that she carried with it. >> this is bess truman's inaugural gown. >> why is it here in the closet? >> because bess didn't like it. it was very matronly look. >> she was a matronly lady. the dress often have sentimental meaning. hillary clinton's gown was designed by an arkansan, laura bush by a texan. roslyn carter recycled an ensemble she loved her from husband's gubernatorial inauguration. sometimes there are surprising parallels. here's nancy reagan's gown. echos of her dress in michelle obama's dress. >> amazing, these two beautiful
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one-shouldered white beaded dresses with very different silhouettes. >> what will former model melan i can't trump wear? it's still a state secret but -- >> i absolutely think it will be an american designer and made in america. >> do you have any advice for the trumpa they go into this. >> first thing is have fun and enjoy it. i'd say to everybody, wear comfortable shoes. >> pauley: still to come. ♪ we take note of jackie evancho.
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♪ turn your face away from the garish light of day ♪ >> this friday at noon jackie evancho will raise her voice and what a voice to sing the national anthem at the inauguration. with michelle miller, we take note. >> two are sisters. >> yes. >> how is that working out for you? >> wonderful. >> it's a normal sibling relationship. we have our good moments and we have hour bad.
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>> jackie and juliet evancho are typical sisters in many of the usual ways. why do you have bad moments? >> because we're competitive. >> she always had to have the prettiest barbie and the prettiest dress. >> now look. she wears the pretty dresses and purchases for so many people. >> that's one of the few things that set them apart. at 16, jackie we vang company is fast becoming an international star. with a voice like hers you'd think she was born singing. but that really wasn't the case. >> i sauce sang a little bit. like, around the house, just like everybody else. it was never good until i got my tonsils removed. they were abnormally large. my whole voice changed.
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my choice clicked and found its place. that was when i was eight. so that's when it happened. >> what happened was this. ♪ >> it was me singing a song called panis angnelicus for a little, like, nursing home get together. >> her parents mike and lisa submitted that video to the vv competition show "america's got talent" and jackie got the call. ♪ she was ten years old. with a voice way beyond her years. she came in second, but either way, a star was born. since then, evancho has sung duets with tony bennett.
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and andrea boccelli. released seven albums. performed for president obama and adoring crowds around the world. >> who has homework? >> back home near pittsburgh, life is a lot more ordinary. she drives her two sisters and brother to school each day and attends a public high school where she admits stardom comes at a price. you've been bullied? >> yeah. i mean, everyone has in their own way. >> how? >> people just say things. >> what do they say? >> that i'm like a washout. and that, like, my career was
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over. i'm a one-hit wonder and stuff like that. it's cool. and they made fun of me for my sister. she gets enough of that, too. i'd rather them make fun of me than make fun of her. >> they make fun, because juliet evancho was born jacob evancho and is transgender. how has this relationship changed? i mean, has it really changed between the two of you? >> not really. >> no. we were always really close with each other like even before like i transitioned and everything. i was still always her sister, if that makes sense 124. >> she knew. >> it's hard not to. >> both sisters support lgbtq rights and when jackie agreed to perform at the trump/pence inauguration, critics accused of giving tacit approval to incoming administration they
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believe will be intolerant of people like her sister. juliet disagrees. >> the way i look at it is jackie is singing for our country and it's an honor for her to be singing in front of so many people. so i feel like that's really where i look at it. and that's where i'm going to leave it right now. >> are you going to the inauguration? >> i have prior engagements so i will not be there. >> so, this friday as america turns its eye toward the future, a little girl with a big voice will step up to the microphone -- ♪ and i think to myself >> and just sing her heart out. ♪ what a wonderful world >> what do you hope to give the
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people in the audience? >> i hope to just kind of make everyone forget about rivals and politics for a second just think about america and the pretty song that i'm singing. i'm hoping that i can bring people together. >> pauley: coming up. people together. >> pauley: coming up. it all started here. but your immune system weakens as you get older increasing the risk for me, the shingles virus. i've been lurking inside you since you had chickenpox. i could surface anytime as a painful, blistering rash. one in three people get me in their lifetime, linda. will it be you? and that's why linda got me zostavax, a single shot vaccine. i'm working to boost linda's immune system to help protect her against you, shingles. zostavax is a vaccine used to prevent shingles
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[beeping] ♪ the 2017 rav4 with toyota safety sense, standard. toyota. let's go places. new pantene doesn't just wash i wiyour hair, it fuels it.gain. making every strand stronger. so tangles don't stand a chance. because strong is beautiful. >> pauley: one in gnawing gram tradition had start more than 200 years ago in the city that was our nation's first capital. mo rocca takes us to the lower manhattan church that's a witness to history. >> new york city, april 1889. the inaugural inaugural.
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general george washington takes the oath of office as the first president of the united states and then comes here, to st. paul's chapel. do we know at all what george washington prayed for that day? >> no, well, do, because i swear i can feel it here. >> so this is the entrance that george washington used. >> the reverend dr. william lupfer is the wreck for of trinity church which includes st. paul's. >> i think he prayed for peace. for reconciliation. you can just feel it here. what else would he have done, right? no one prays for peace more than people who have been through war. >> washington's visit is just one milestone in the history of this episcopal chapel. which recently celebrated its sestercentennial, that's 250 years of worship, service and
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what seems like miracles. in 1776, during the american revolution, the great fire of new york destroyed one third of the city. >> this is a fire bucket. >> but a bucket big grade saved st. paul's. >> actually found up in the rafters of the church in 2009. perhaps this was one of the buckets that was used during the great fire of 1776. >> archiv archivist anne petrimx says it's unclear what started the fire. >> this was the sermon that was preached the day after the fire in 116. >> but the chapel's british reverend had already made up his mind. >> he was pretty squarely laying the blame for this on patriot.
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they were leaving and the british were coming in to occupy new york. >> talk about a first draft of history. >> right. >> over the ken trees as downtown new york changed, st. paul's played host to a diversity of congregations. and then in 2001, st. paul's found itself right across the street from catyclism. but the chapel at ground zero, as it came to be known, survived with only a broken window. in the months after it became that sanctuary for the grief stricken and for be -- weary ground zero recovery workers. >> this is our 9/11 chapel of remembrance. >> vicar phil jackson says it's the heart warming and sometimes horrific stories that now
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attract more than a million visitors to st. paul's each year. >> one story that i heard was that the upper gallery was lined, with timberland boots that had been donated by the company. because if you came to work here to do a shift at ground zero. by the end of your shift the soles would have melted. they just threw them away, then the next day would get another pair. >> in these two catastrophes, 225 years apart that rector believes st. paul's finds its identity. >> both of those events were enormously disorienting. to be right next to it and survive, hennepin material to the aftermath has been a horrible opportunity for us. >> a horrible opportunity. that's a great way of putting it. >> i think it informs us to be very intentional about bringing opposites together. and bringing disparity voices
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and emotions, passions and feelings together. >> which is why st. paul's hosts a jewish congregation and works with a neighboring islamic community center. >> we're good friends with them. sorta lay person to lay person. >> on friday at st. john's in washington, president-elect trump plans to worship before his inauguration. a tradition that began here at the chapel that's been witness to both the best and worst moments of our history. >> is it important that the incoming commander in chief worship on the day of his or her inauguration? >> yes. and i think the commander in chief needs to be grounded. needs to start with their feet on the ground and with humility. there's nothing more humbling than standing before god stand admitting that.
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>> pauley: much is riding on what donald trump says in his inaugural 'depress on friday. for some perspective, we turn to our friend, "wall street journal" columnist, peggy noonan, who herself has been a speech writer to presidents. >> each generation of americans must define what it means to be an american. >> we are one nation and one people. >> this great nation will endure as it has endured. >> a presidential inauguration marks an american glory. the peaceful transfer of power in the world teas oldest continuing democracy. for new presidents the address is a chance to show your stuff. to say, this i believe, this we believe, is my intention, my hope. a new presidents wants to show his equal to the moment.
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sometimes they buckle under the rhetorical pressure, sometimes not. you can trace a lot of history reading inaugural addresses. thomas jefferson's second inaugural showed some considerable self regard, in his first administration he felt he'd made a lot of wise decisions. but what takes you aback is his withering december like of the media. he said, the artillery of the press has been leveled against us. he accused them of falsehood and said they deserved punishment. abraham lincoln all acknowledge produced the great inaugural masterpiece. it was his second address and it was brief. after four years of war and endless talk there was little new to be said. city summed up the reasons for the war in that single sentence that was itself a masterpiece of compression. both parties deprecated war, but
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one of them would make it rather than let the nation survive and the other would accept war rather than let it perish and the war came. and of course his famous ending, with malice toward nonew charity for all. reading lincoln's second inaugural tea dress is like hearing a friend think aloud only your friend is a genius. for me, when i think of the first statements of a president, i think of two things. one is what harry truman said after he was sworn in in a thrown together ceremony at the white house. it was april 1945, franklin roosevelt had died suddenly of a stroke. the next day, truman came upon some reporters. he said, boys, if you ever pray, pray for me now. when they told me yesterday what had happened i felt the moon, the stars and all the planets
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had fallen on me. three years later he would be elected president, inaugurated and give tan address. it was fine. but nothing close to the eloquence of that earlier day. >> ask not -- the words i remember will most come from jfk's first and only inaugural address in january 1961. they are not the most famous words he spoke that day, it's the very last sentence of the speech. >> let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking his blessing and his help, but knowing that here on earth god's work must truly be our own. >> most all of us hearing that today would probably say, yes >> most all of us hearing that today would probably say, yes and agreed and how lovely.
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>> jay: now so john dickerson washington for look ahead 6 what's on "face the nation." good morning, john. >> dickerson: good morning. we'll talk to vice president elect mike pence who will put his hand on the bible to be sworn in. also talk to democratic senator joe manchin thinks he can work with the trump administration and former house speaker newt gingrich jon thank you. next week here on "sunday morning." >> outside the family, outside our children and acting. nothing gives me greater joy. >> pauley: goes fishing with henry wink already. >> thank you. thank you
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>> pauley: we leave you this sunday morning in the new jersey pine barrens in the company of whistling swans.
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and i'm phil matier. a search for this wanted bay area man... how he escaped several high speed ch it is 7:30 on this sunday, january 15. good morning. the search is underway for a bay area man and how he escape several high-speed chases with police. the future president's harsh response toward john lewis over his decision to skip the inauguration. obama care. the impact it could have on five billion californians. first, let's check the forecast. brian.

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