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this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the "overnight news." i'm tony dokoupil. the deep south is bracing for another terrifying night as storms rumble through the region. at least a dozen people were killed in georgia as a tornado leveled a mobile home park and just kept going. on saturday, a twister in mississippi left four people dead. tornado watches and warnings stretch from eastern texas up through south carolina. >> reporter: this cell phone video shows the aftermath of a tornado that slammed this town in georgia wednesday. the twister leveled a mobile home park killing seven and leaving behind a field of debris. the damage extended across seven
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counties in southern georgia. the intense storm ripped roofs off buildings and tore down trees. and in warner robins, aluminum siding littered the ground. >> i just seen it all come off the house. and i never did hear a tornado siren. >> reporter: president trump spoke by phone with georgia's governor about federal disaster assistance. >> tornadoes were vicious and powerful and strong, and they suffered greatly. so we'll be helping out the state of georgia. >> reporter: a tornado also touched down in louisiana. sky boxes were torn apart. and in foley, alabama, hail fell during a thunderstorm. an estimated 38 million people live in areas that are at risk
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for more sever weather. search teams in italy are holding out little hope of finding out more survivors amid the rubble of a ski resort destroyed by an avalanche. about two dozen people are still missing. jonathan vigliotti has the latest. >> reporter: five days after an avalanche struck, helicopters are still one of the only ways for rescue workers to gain access. they are working around the glock with only two-hour breaks each day. at the hotel, the operation is focused on the back of the building where rescuers hope a thick rock wall may have shielded some of the 24 people are still missing. five adults and four children were pulled out alive. a friend of a survivor said they ate dirty snow to stay alive. now he realizes he's a
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miraculous survivor. the avalanche happened at dusk on wednesday in the mountains of central italy, triggered by a series of earthquakes. the entire three-story resort and surrounding roads were buried. rescuers have been thread thin evacuating residents trapped in homes. pope francis during his sunday address at the vatican asked the crowd to pray for the victims and for those involved in the rescue efforts. i am close with my prayers and affections of the families he told us. the risk of another avalanche in the region remains high as snow and fog continue to hamper the rescue effort. as the digout continues, time is running out. rescuers say they haven't heard signs of life for 48 hours. jonathan vigliotti, cbs news, london. president trump says he considers today his first real day in office. but you wouldn't know it by his busy schedule over the weekend. kenneth craig reports from washington.
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>> reporter: president donald j. trump held a swearing in ceremony for 30 assistants to the president in the east wing on sunday. during his remarks, mr. trump held up the letter that former president barack obama left in the office. >> we won't even tell the press what's in that letter. >> reporter: saturday, the president's press secretary slammed the media's coverage of the inauguration. >> this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period. >> reporter: many eyewitness accounts say they were not as big as in the past, official estimates are not taken anymore. kellyanne conway attempted to clarify the claim. >> he gave alternative facts to that -- >> wait a minute, alternative facts. >> reporter: president trump posted dualing tweets that
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exceeded attendance. later he shifted his tone, calling the peaceful protests a hallmark of our democracy. president trump has a full schedule in the days ahead, meeting with world leaders here at the white house. aides say mr. trump spoke with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu by phone sunday and discussed ways to advance peace and security in the region. the president is scheduled to meet with leaders from canada and mexico to discuss nafta and will host british prime minister theresa may late they are week. another of president trump's campaign promises is being revised. the white house says he will not be releasing his tax returns after all. critics say the returns could shed light on the conflicts of interest in his vast business portfolio. >> reporter: donald trump is not only now the president, he's also effectively his own
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landlord at the trump international hotel on pennsylvania avenue. a building his company leases from the federal government. >> my theme today is five words -- under budget and ahead of schedule. that's what we did. >> reporter: it's a potential problem for president trump. since the lease for the old post office building specifies that no elected officials in the u.s. government can hold the lease. experts say mr. trump's conflicts of interest only begin there. he rejected advice to he will sis companies or put them in a blind trust. the path he chose, to give his eldest son, donald, jr., and eric trump full control of the multibillion dollar business. >> they're not going to discuss it with me. again, i don't have to do this. >> reporter: he also said he would hire a new ethics adviser and says the company will not
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enter into any new foreign transactions. but at least ten countries, including turkey and the united arab emirates, where mr. trump has business interests. >> he knew what he needed to do and was unwilling. >> reporter: professor steve schooner points out the president could still make profits off his company. >> decisions that he makes as president will impact his bottom line. he will personally benefit or be hurt based on a number of decisions he makes as president. >> reporter: the president has said any profits from foreign government hotel governments would go to the u.s. treasury. but also his status as president appears to be mixing government and business, as mr. trump visited his own hotel for an unscheduled dinner on wednesday and a luncheon here yesterday. doctors say former president george h.w. bush is getting better by the hour. the 92-year-old is recovering from a bout of pneumonia at a houston hospital. his wife, barbara, was also
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president trump had a busy day on twitter. first, he took a swipe at protests tweeting, watched protests yesterday, but was under the impression that we just had an election. why didn't these people vote? later he tweeted, peaceful pro-fests are a hallmark of our democracy. even if i don't always agree, i recognize the right of people to express their views. but it's his tweets about specific businesses that have the ability to move markets. alex wagner reports. >> i've been quite active, i guess you could say, in an economic way for the country. >> reporter: the president-elect was busy tweeting at big business. earlier this month, trump targeted general motors on twitter for mexican made chevy
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cruises, threatening, make in usa or pay big border tax. gm's stock dropped 1%. the company says most of the models are made in ohio. lockheed plummeted when he said costs were out of control. lockheed's ceo personally vowed to lower costs. >> we're going to get the costs way down. >> reporter: hits to both company's stock prices were temporary. >> presidents and brands have always intersected, but this is a new level of engagement. >> reporter: because trump's twitter feed can instantly hurt or help a company, she says brands need to be ready for anything. >> it's about thinking through the motions of how would we react if trump tweeted this positive or negative thing to us. >> reporter: a financial app
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call eed trigger -- >> he's calling specific companies out on twitter, having massive effects in the stock market. >> reporter: the company's app tracks major news and events, or trigger, to help investors. the later trump alert became their most popular feature. >> one single tweet can adjust the strategy of a large fortune 500 company. >> reporter: she says some companies may profit. >> companies will go after trump in the hopes of baiting themselves into a twitter war and raising their public profile. >> you know the adage about all publicity is good publicity. i'm sure there will be companies that think this is a great ide.,
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speak speak [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: the rare delicacy on the auction block was displayed with great fanfare. daniels mcvicar, a 20-year veteran of "the bold and the beautiful" is a huge fan of the unusual looking product, the white truffle. >> i remember every meal i've had with white truffles. >> reporter: it was a charity auction so the price was inflated. still, a pair of truffles sold for more than $100,000. about $2500 an ounce. that's double the price of gold and bought by a famous chinese chef. to appreciate why these truffles of mushroom-like fungus can be so pricey, it's necessary to see
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how they're found. >> this is a good place for truffles. >> reporter: these are fifth generation truffle hunting brothers. >> you're looking for a certain type of tree at a certain time of year and the weather. >> yes, and the ground. >> reporter: most important is the dog that he's trained to sniff for truffles, which grow underground. and natali told us each hunter knows a secret place. >> a secret place only you have been. >> your father didn't even tell you? >> no. he discovered it. >> reporter: that secrecy, and their scarcity, makes finding one all the more delicious. >> he found one? so you want him to smell it and find it and you do the work.
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oh, wow. there it is. that's a white truffle. >> yes, yes. >> reporter: he showed us the different between the more common black truffle, still a delicacy, and the white truffle. >> this has a perfume, but the fragrance here is so much more. the price, too. >> the price too. it is about ten times more. >> this is ten times more expensive? >> yes. >> reporter: this region of italy is known for its rolling hills and its wine. for 86 years, the town of alva has hosted a truffle fair where it easily sells for hundreds or thousands of dollars each. yet, all of this eyebrow raising isn't about price, but smell.
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usually described as an enticing mix of honey, garlic, and earth. >> the white truffle is the king. >> why is it king? >> reporter: white truffle season spans from late september into january. that's primetime here, where we saw the preshipping scramble. white truffles are only fresh for a few days, so they're bought and shipped within hours, to exclusive restaurants and shops in 31 countries. the brothers run the company. >> my phone is always night and day, because i want my clients to call me any time. >> so your phones will ring in the middle of the night? >> yes. >> the founder was credited with
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introduce thing food to the west in the 1950s. he understood the importance of the truffle and started giving the best truffles as gifts to famous people, he explained. he said one to marilyn monroe, another to president harry truman, and the town became known worldwide. >> do some people come specifically looking for the white truffle? >> yes, most of them. you dream when you're a young chef to see the face, you know, when you slide the white truffle on the plate. >> you like watching people's expression? >> yes. >> reporter: to show us, he whipped up a pasta dish. the idea is to keep the focus on the generous shaving of white truffle, which befitting their value, he keeps locked in a safe
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white house press secretary sean spicer chastised the media for allegedly underreporting the size of the crowd at the inaugural. it included some high school kids from florida on a mission. steve hartman found them "on the road." >> reporter: you could tell from the long hugs that this was no ordinary field trip. in fact, for these students from florida, getting a chance to attend the inauguration was one of the greatest opportunities of their lives. >> they're like, everybody is going. >> i was, this is amazing. just given this opportunity is a great honor. >> reporter: it was exactly what you would expect to hear from donald trump fans. >> did you guys all support donald trump? >> reporter: but here's the twist --
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>> no comment. >> he's different. >> you have to look at it from a different perspective. >> reporter: truth is, during the campaign, many students here were scared to death of mr. trump. this is a town of field workers, immigrants. some legal, some not. many of their children are the dreamers. the very people president trump has, at times, threatened to evict. >> and just like what he said is kind of scary. >> and you never know when you might get that phone call and you say okay, my friend just got taken away. >> reporter: which is why when the foundation offered to send some of the high school's best and brightest to the inauguration, there was significant pushback. >> my mom. >> why are you supporting him? >> she was mad at me. she didn't want me to come. >> reporter: brian reyes' parents are both field workers.
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but brian and the others kept on packing and planning to proudly attend. >> just out of respect. >> he will be our president. whether we like it or not, that's what he's going to be. >> reporter: to some, that may sound like surrender. to others, it's bold and brave. but to the kids, their attendance in washington, d.c. was not a statement of any kind. this wasn't about trump for president, this was about we, the people, about coming together to witness firsthand one of the country's most defining traditions. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> reporter: adults sometimes think everything has to be about furthering an agenda. so thanks to these young students for reminding us that any civil discourse should begin with civility. >> that's the "overnight news" for this monday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back a little
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later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm tony dokoupil. this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the "overnight news." i'm tony dokoupil. the deep south is bracing for another terrifying night as deadly forms continue to rumble through the region. at least a dozen people were killed in georgia as a tornado leveled a mobile home park and just kept going. on saturday, a twister in mississippi left four people dead. tornado watches and warnings stretch from eastern texas up through south carolina. wendy jew >> reporter: this cell phone video shows the aftermath of a tornado that slammed this town in georgia wednesday. the twister leveled a mobile home park killing seven and leaving behind a field of debris. the damage extended across seven counties in southern georgia.
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the intense storm ripped roofs off buildings and tore down trees. the cleanup is also substantial in warner robins, aluminum siding littered the ground. >> i just seen it all come off the house. and i never did hear a tornado siren. >> reporter: president trump spoke by phone with georgia's governor about federal disaster assistance. >> tornadoes were vicious and powerful and strong, and they suffered greatly. so we'll be helping out the state of georgia. >> reporter: a tornado also touched down in louisiana. at south georgia motor sports park, sky boxes were torn apart. and in foley, alabama, hail fell during a thunderstorm. an estimated 38 million people live in areas that are at risk for more severe weather from this system.
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search teams in italy are holding out little hope of finding out more survivors amid the rubble of a luxly ski report destroyed by an avalanche. about two dozen people are still missing under the tons of snow and ice. jonathan vigliotti has the latest from london. >> reporter: five days after an avalanche struck, helicopters are still one of the only ways for rescue workers to gain access. they are working around the clock with only two-hour breaks each day. at the hotel, the operation is focused on the back of the building where rescuers hope a thick rock wall may have shielded some of the 24 people still missing. the only survivors so far were rescued over friday and saturday. five adults and four children were pulled out alive. a friend of a survivor said they ate dirty snow to stay alive. now he realizes he's a miraculous survivor.
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the avalanche happened at dusk on wednesday in the mountains of central italy, triggered by a series of earthquakes. the entire three-story resort and surrounding roads were buried. rescuers have been thread thin evacuating residents trapped in homes. pope francis during his sunday address at the vatican asked the crowd to pray for the victims and for those involved in the rescue efforts. "i am closes with my prayers and affection to families whose loved ones were among the victims," he told us. the risk of another avalanche in the region remains high as snow and fog continue to hamper the rescue effort. as the digout continues, time is running out. rescuers say they haven't heard signs of life for 48 hours. jonathan vigliotti, cbs news, london. president trump says he considers today his first real day in office. but you wouldn't know it by his busy schedule over the weekend. kenneth craig reports from washington.
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>> reporter: president donald trump held a swearing in ceremony for 30 assistants to the president in the east wing of the white house sunday. during his remarks, mr. trump held up the letter that former president barack obama left in the oval office. >> we won't even tell the press what's in that letter. >> reporter: saturday, the president's press secretary slammed the media's coverage of the inauguration turnout during his first white house briefing. >> this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period. >> reporter: many eyewitness accounts say the crowds were not as big as they have been during past inaugurations, official estimates are not taken anymore. kellyanne conway attempted to clarify the claim. >> you're saying it's a falsehood and they're giving sean spicer, the press secretary, gave alternative facts to that. but the point -- >> wait a minute, alternative facts. >> reporter: president trump posted duelling tweets on the
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women's march in washington that exceeded attendance expectations. later he shifted his tone, calling the peaceful protests a hallmark of our democracy. president trump has a full schedule in the days ahead, meeting with world leaders here at the white house. aides say mr. trump spoke with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu by phone sunday and discussed ways to advance peace and security in the region. the president is scheduled to meet with leaders from canada and mexico to discuss nafta and will host british prime minister thesa may later this week. kenneth craig, cbs news, washington. another of president trump's campaign promises is being revised. the white house says he will not be releasing his tax returns after all. critics say the returns could shed light on the potential conflicts of interest in his vast business portfolio. here's anna warner. >> reporter: donald trump is not only now the president, he's also effectively his own
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landlord at the trump international hotel on pennsylvania avenue. a building his company leases from the federal government. >> my theme today is five words -- under budget and ahead of schedule. that's what we did. >> reporter: it's a potential problem for president trump. since the lease for the old post office building specifies that no elected officials in the u.s. government can hold the lease. experts say mr. trump's conflicts of interest only begin there. he rejected advice to he will sis companies or put them in a blind trust. neither of which he's required by law to do. the path he chose, to give his eldest son, donald, jr., and eric trump full control of the multibillion dollar business. >> they're not going to discuss it with me. again, i don't have to do this. >> reporter: he also said he would hire a new ethics adviser to review all domestic deals and says the company will not enter into any new foreign transactions.
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but cbs news has counted at least ten countries, including turkey and the united arab emirates, where mr. trump has business interests. >> he knew what he needed to do and was unwilling. >> reporter: professor steve schooner points out the president could still make profits off his company. >> decisions that he makes as president will impact his bottom line. he will personally benefit or be hurt based on a number of decisions he makes as president. >> reporter: the president has said any profits from foreign government hotel governments would go to the u.s. treasury. but already his status as president appears to be mixing government and business, as mr. trump visited his own hotel for an unscheduled dinner on wednesday and a luncheon here yesterday. doctors say former president george h.w. bush is getting better by the hour. and could be moved from the intensive care unit later today. the 92-year-old is recovering from a bout of pneumonia at a houston hospital. his wife, barbara, was also
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it was a historic couple of days in washington, from the presidential inaugural to the parties involved to the massive women's march. rita braver and chip reid have a look back at the weekend's events. ♪ >> reporter: madonna's mini concert may have been a surprise, but so was the turnout for this event. >> where are you from? >> i'm from hartford, connecticut. >> reporter: and they seemed to come from everywhere. >> louisville, kentucky. >> michigan. >> i'm from northern california. >> colorado. >> i'm from ohio. and i'm here because i have a lot of women in my life that i love.
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>> reporter: and their reasons for being here had a common theme -- >> and why are you here? >> for women's rights and because i have a daughter and i'm looking fout for her future. >> it's time for us to really speak out about why we are so alarmed by our new president. >> reporter: though this was not billed as an anti-trump march, there was a point to the sea of pink hats. >> what are these hats called? s is these are called pussy hats. >> what is the reason for them? >> because of what donald trump said about grabbing them without consent. >> you look great. it's like an ocean. >> reporter: and up on the stage, speakers like veteran women's rights activists gloria steinem got right to the political point. >> trump and his handlers have found a fox for every chicken
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coop in washington, and a twitter finger must not become a trigger finger. >> reporter: the event was called in part because of concern among women about the possible erosion of rights they spent generations working to achieve. >> one of us can be dismissed, two of us can be ignored, but together we are a movement and we are unstoppable. >> reporter: the speeches went on for more than thee hours, featuring everyone from california's first minority woman senator -- >> and there is nothing more powerful than a group of determined sisters marching alongside with their partners and their determined sons and brothers and fathers, standing up for what we know is right. >> reporter: to wounded veteran, now u.s. senator from illinois
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tammy duckworth. >> i didn't give up literally parts of my body to have the constitution trampled on. >> reporter: to the event co-chair. >> i stand here before you, unapologetically muslim-american. unapologetically palestinian-american. >> reporter: to 6-year-old sophie cruz, the daughter of undocumented immigrants. >> let us fight with love, faith, and courage so that our families will not be destroyed. >> reporter: but it was not just in washington. there were sister marches in scores of cities around the world. with speakers calls for a mass movement that will protect women's rights and elected officials who will help. but can one day of marches make a major difference?
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>> the voting rights act, the marches and protests in vietnam also had an impact. president johnson decided not to seek his party's presidential nomination for another term as a result of those marches. >> reporter: but professor paul hunson, who studies mass movements, says there's another key ingredient, the follow up. >> american politics is about organizing, it's about making sure that, over time, policymakers hear what you have to say and get the sense that you are determined. >> i am woman, hear me roar! >> reporter: speakers today vow that this was only the beginning. >> it's about you going home after today and standing up and fighting in your communities. >> reporter: and though it was the stars that stole much of the spotlight -- ♪
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>> reporter: it will be the rank and file who determine whether this is a one-day flash in the pan. a day that included a chance for marchers to jeer at president trump's motorcade as it went to the white house. >> hey, ho, ho, donald trump has got to go. >> reporter: in the very at least, those who put their shoe leather and hearts into the event, it will be a day that made history. >> reporter: this is chip reid. >> i, donald trump, do swear that i will faithfully execute -- >> reporter: on friday, donald trump took the oath of office to become the 45th president of the united states. >> so help me god. >> so help me god.
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>> congratulations, mr. president. >> reporter: after a sometimes brutal campaign and bumpy transition, there was a sense of unity as four out of five living former presidents joined the new president to complete the peaceful transition of power. but in his inaugural address, president trump took a surprisingly defiant tone, even castigating some of those sitting directly behind him. >> for too long, a small group in our nation's capital have reaped the rewards of government, while the people have borne the cost. washington flourished but the people did not share in the wealth. this moment is your moment. it longs to you. >> reporter: at times, it painted a dark picture of today's america. >> and the crime, and the gangs,
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and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. >> my immediate reaction was, that's trump. a calmer trump. but that's trump. >> reporter: leo rebuffo is a professor of american history at george washington university. >> since thomas jefferson, off and on, there's been an emphasis on conciliation, national unity. but there was much less of than, than usual. he's speaking to his base mostly. >> reporter: after the ceremony, president trump and new first lady melania trump escorted normer president obama and wife michelle to a waiting helicopter, where the obamas said goodbye before heading off for a vacation and a new life outside of the spotlight. in his first order of business
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as president, mr. trump signed a few executive orders in the ornate president's room in the capitol. and in his first act as commander in chief, the president reviewed the troops from the capitol steps. as tradition dictates, the president, the vice president, and their families then proceeded down pennsylvania avenue for the inaugural parade. along with the cheers, this were some boos. just blocks away, large crowds of protesters loudly voiced their displeasure. some mashed store front windows, set fire, and even fought with police.
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saturday's women's march in washington was so big, it set a record for people riding the metro rail system. transportation officials say more than 1 million trips were taken on the trains on saturday for the presidential inaugural the day before, it was about 570,000. most of saturday's riders ended up at the national mall, which has a long history of protests, as our alex wagner reports. >> reporter: independence avenue is a four-mile stretch running from the capitol to the lincoln memorial. this morning it will turn into a massive protest route. what's the message of the march?
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>> the message of the march is that diverse groups of people will be coming together to say our voices must be heard. >> reporter: they are national co-chairs of the women's march on washington. >> we need to ensure that every level of government that's in this city understands that women's rights are not to be played with. >> reporter: at least 200,000 are expected to march up independence avenue and just south of the white house. >> all of you have had a lot of, you know, experience in public protests. what does this event do? >> this is a grassroots effort. this is a moment to send a message that ordinary people, the moms, the teachers, the social worker, can organize in a way that people haven't been able to in a very long time. >> it is the place where the constitution comes to life. >> reporter: mike glitters is with the national parks service, which grants nearly 3,000 permits for protests each year. >> when it comes to evaluating
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what groups get permitted and what groups don't, can you tell me how that works? >> we make no requirement on messaging or we don't sensor the content. so any group who requests a first amendment permit is granted one. >> reporter: for more than 100 years, washington has hosted marches, from the klu klux klan to members of the suffrage movement. but historian william jones says the first americans to protest the american government marched to washington, when an ohio businessman led a group of 100 to washington in 1894. >> it was a work protest. so there was a series of these unemployed marches, work marches. particularly in the 1930s, so people marched for a very long distance. they were all just greeted with
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repression. i think that's what really shifted in 1963, with the march on washington. >> reporter: that march would forever change the public's imagination. >> free at last, free at last, thank god almighty, we're free at last. >> in the early days, it was almost a threat. it was not a good thing to be coming to washington to stake a stand. how did that change? >> you woke up in the morning and read in the news that this was much bigger than anybody anticipated. 250,000 people showed up. there was not one instance of violence, and there was this sort of shock. >> reporter: from vietnam to iraq, prayer vigils to rallies for reproductive rights, from conservatives led by glenn beck and sarah palin, to chose led by jon stewart and steven colbert, washington has hosted them all. >> why does it matter to have public protests in this particular moment? >> because it's always mattered.
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right now we need people who are coming from all walks of life to stand together to say that the ,
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nothing is more agreeable and ornamental than good music. those were the words of our first president, george washington. music has a long history at presidential inaugurals and jan crawford tells us about it. >> reporter: it's hard to top 1961, organized by none other than frank sinatra. ♪ the gala for president john f. kennedy drew all the legends. >> we know it's a great party. >> reporter: the party tradition dates back to 1941, when franklin roosevelt decided to jazz up his third inauguration. ted johnson is senior editor at
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"variety." >> the whole idea of celebrity being involved not just in concerts, but the swearing in ceremony itself. >> reporter: there have been some memorable moments. ♪ a reunion of fleetwood mac. aretha franklin's big hat. and even some controversy. ♪ beyonce's lipsync of the national anthem. if you didn't notice, those stars were all singing for democrats. >> 80% of the contributions from the entertainment industry go to democrats. ♪ stand by our man >> reporter: republicans tend to go country. ♪ we all put a boot in your ass, it's the american way ♪ >> reporter: president-elect trump got headliner toby keith,
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with a message trump supporters love. >> made in america. >> reporter: because after all, it's a party. ♪ made in america >> reporter: jan crawford, cbs news, washington. >> that's the "overnight news" for this monday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back a little bit later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm tony dokoupil.
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it's monday, january 23rd, 2017. this is the cbs morning news. severe weather slams the south. spawning several violent tornadoes. this morning, at least 19 people are dead, and teams are still searching for survivors. intense flooding drenches the california coast, leaving several drivers stranded in raging water. the incredible rescues caught on camera. >> these attempts to lessen the enthusiasm of the inauguration are shameful and wrong. >> you're saying it's a falsehood and they're giving sean spicer, our press secretary, gave

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