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this is the cbs "overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news," i'm elaine quijano. the u.s. flexed its military muscle, blasting a pair of bombers over the korean peninsula. the show of force was in reply to north korea launching a ballistic missile friday. analysts say this one had the range to hit los angeles possibly even chicago or new york. danielle nottingham reports on washington facing the challenge. >> reporter: the suns flew two bombers over the korean peninsula today. escorted by south korea and japanese fighter jets. a direct response to north korea's most advanced missile test to date, overnight the u.s.
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demonstrated its ability to intercept ballistic missiles in a planned test of the thad missile defense program in alaska. the president of the global policy institute at loyola, marymount university. >> these small steps, flyover. joint military activities. all of those are designed to let the adversary, maybe the opponent know that we are ready, we are prepared, we have got our eyes open. >> north korea reacted on state run television staying if the u.s. "continues to resort to military adventure and tough sanctions the dprk will respond with its resolute act of justice." the white house is pressing the global community to act. president trump tweeted. i am very disappointed in china. they do nothing for us with north korea. during a trip to estonia, vice president pence echoed the president's frustrations. >> we believe china should do more. >> the united states calling on china, other countries, saying,
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this isn't just our problem. >> it's true, we need international support. but you need american leadership. we are whether we like it or not. whether we we want to be or not, donald trump wants to be or not. the leader eer of the west and world. we need to take leadership. if we don't lead this doesn't get solved. >> north korea's sole ally china condemned launches saying they violate u.n. resolutions, and the country does not hold the key to resolving the issues in the korean peninsula. elaine. >> thanks. russian president vladamir putin says the u.s. will have to cut 755 staffers from diplomatic posts in russia by september 1. the foreign ministry first revealed the evictions friday in reaction to sanctions passed by congress. while the white house watches the trouble overseas, it is also watching to see how the shackup in the president's inner circle will affect the administration's to do list. at the top of the list is health
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care, as errol barnett reports from washington. >> the current law right now is failing the american people. with the implosion of republican efforts to repeal obama care last week, president trump's health secretary, emfa sized something still need to be done. our goal is to put in place, as well as the the president's gel is to put in place, a law, a system that actually works for patients. but democrats want republicans to come to the negotiating table and find ways to stablize the existing framework. republican senator, susan collins voted down the so-called skinny repeal. supports that idea. >> what we need to do is go through the normal process, identify the problems, have hearings, hear from expert, hear from all the stake holders. and produce a series of bills, to fix the very real flaws in the affordable care act. >> new cbs news nation tracker poll found americans prefer a bipartisan approach to fix
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obamacare over a full repeal. and 62% disapprove of how the president is handling the issue. the poll also found more than half of respondents describe mr. trump's presidency as chaotic. adding to that uncertainty is president trump's decision to change his chief of staff and communications director. as well as concerns he may fire his attorney general, jeff sessions, or, robert mueller. the special counsel investigating russian interference in the 2016 election. democratic senator, dianne feinstein. i think there has been sufficient opposition for the president not to do so. unless of course what he really intends is to end up firing mueller which could well be the beginning of the end of his presidency. >> for more insight we turn to chief washington correspondent and face the nation host john dickerson. john, homeland security secretary john kelly starts his new job as chief of staff on monday.
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replacing reince preibus. will kelly be table to restore order in the white house? >> well the root to order in the white house for a chief of staff usually relies on two important things. one is limiting the number of people who have access to the president. you do that because the more people have access the more it up-ends the, the plans that the rest of the executive branch have put in place. you need to be a gatekeeper. then on the other hand the second important skill is telling the president no, or convincing the president to do things he doesn't want to do. if general kelly or secretary kelly can do those things, then they're, the white house will be back on path, and in terms of, helping the president's agenda. if not there may be more chaos. >> relations between the president and senate republicans seem to be deteriorating how will that affect the president's legislative agenda? >> well if the president keeps attacking republicans, that didn't work in getting health care passed. so it's -- difficult to see how more abuse from the president will, will help with republicans. in part because of his, approval
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ratings which are quite low. the president does have another option which is to be as much of a risk taker and gambler as he was during the campaign and kind of up-end, break out of the washington way. make deals with democrats and republicans. build a new coalition. that would be, in keeping with his razzle-dazzle approach. it would alienate some republicans but might get him the results that he really wants. >> all right, john dickerson. thanks. >> thanks, elaine. >> voters headed to the polls in venezuela. but if they had hoped for a fresh start, this wasn't the day for it. manuel bojorquez reports from caracas. >> reporter: election day erupted again into violent clashes between anti-government protesters and the national police. the opposition did all it could to block roads to polling stations and otherwise disrupt the voting. they see president maduro's effort to rewrite the constitution as yet another
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power grab. >> no. >> there are people who think this is a step towards dictatorship. >> no, not a step said this man. we are in a dictatorship. the president went to vote early. and called this the most important vote in the nation's history. a move to restore law and order he said. and he thumbed his nose at international opposition to the vote. the u.n. s. threatening further sanctions. >> translator: if you do not decide, who decides for you, he said, donald trump? if you the venezuelan people dupe not decide, who will decide? in some areas, voting was largely uneventful. in the streets over the past four months, more than 100 people have been killed. at least two today. in violent skirmishes. the anti-presidential movement believes his socialist policies are to blame. with skyrocketing inflation and
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>> announcer: this is the cbs "overnight news." a widespread power outage drained what should have been a busy summer weekend in north carolina's outer banks. tens of thousand of tourists were ordered to evacuate from cape hatteras and ocracoke islands. the exodus is a giant hit to the local economy. tens of thousand of visitors took to ferries and roads this weekend, evacuating two islands off north carolina's coast. >> we didn't get to do everything that we wanted to do. thought we would have more time. >> reporter: crews working on a bridge thursday damaged three electrical cables, cutting off power across the islands. it's not clear how long it will take to repair the underground lines.
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it could be days, even weeks. that's bad news for business owners like sherman goodwin who are bracing for big losses, at height of the tourism season. >> this is summertime. right in the peak of summertime. definite leave affects. >> across both islands millions of dollars in revenue could be lost. local electric come pans are bringing in backup generators, but authorities are asking people to turn off air conditioners, and use less water. >> we're not showering. there is a hose outside. >> some are making the most of unexpected situation. >> treated it like camping. go to the beach. hang out. don't spend much time in the house. figure out ways to make food with what you got. >> north carolina governor roy cooper has declared a state emergency for two islands. he says the company that cut the cables, pcl construction admitted responsibility, and will have to pay for damages. >> thanks. >> for the second time in two days a baby has died in phoenix, arizona, after being left in a
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not so much on other teen things. tonight a look at how isis brought misery to the youngest victims not just those killed in terror attacks but children recruited to inflict violence on others. charlie d'agata reports on how 5-year-olds are trained to be killers. >> adiba kassan, narrowly escaped being captured by isi twice. she lost countless friends and family, when isis took large swaths of iraq. >> maybe this one is brainwashed. >> brainwashed. >> look at his eyes. he doesn't know what he is doing.
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>> they're victims. [ gunfire ] >> those kids are victims. they're under their control. >> show me what you found. we met a journalist who found isis textbook whose reveal their methods to indoctrinate kids as young as 5. >> english book for isis. >> okay. >> they're teaching -- you know, they're brainwashing children with this books. i can shoot. yes, you can. >> this is first grade, right? from the age of 5 or 6. this is what kids are exposed to. this is crazy here. you know, how to tell the time in english. rather than having a regular clock, it is a time bomb, like a timer on a bomb. >> charlie d'agata joins me now. charlie, since mosul has been
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liberated where are the kids now? >> elaine, everywhere. refugee camps. returning home. some placed into other housing. a lot of them are orphans. they're sort of scattered. and that's one of the important things here. we have broken families. you have seen the damage. it's happened inside city itself. we have to remember these are families that are broken up. so that is one of the biggest concerns. they remain vulnerable because the family units had been broken up. >> charlie, can the child soldiers ever return to normality after what they have seen and some cases done? >> elaine, i think, you know the idea of normality may be ambitious because of what they have seen and, in some cases what they have been trained to do. first of all, the level of violence. being a war zone. the young people indoctrinated. trained to fight, trained to believe in isis, trained to believe in extremism, that is going to take some time to
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reverse. if there is any hope of reversing that it is going to take professional child therapy, professional child therapists. a need that is not being addressed now. >> charlie d'agata coming to us to night from moscow. charlie, thanks so much. >> thank you. charlie d'agata's report, the children of isis, will air on the premiere broadcast of cbsn on assignment monday night at 10:00, 9:00 central on this cbs television station. >> still ahead, a fish fight. the battle of a red snapper and what it could mean for american restaurants. meta appetite control...
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fishermen are snapping up red snapper in the gulf of mexico. demand so high it has become a battle between commercial boats and recreational. with the trump administration right in the middle of the fight. the story from dulak, louisiana. >> reporter: a commercial fisherman who returned to the louisiana shore. with almost 6,000 pound of one of the most sought after fish in the gulf of mexico. red snapper. >> we have had the best snapper fishing in the last, two, three, four years that we have had in 25 years. >> the snapper is prized in restaurants as flaky, full of flavor.
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>> it's fantastic. >> on fishing boats. it's renowned for its fight. this year department of commerce extended the red snapper season for recreational in federal waters three days to 42. the department said the three day season was hurting businesses that depend on sport fishing. commercial fishermen worry longer seasons could threaten the red snapper population. overfishing caused the gulf's red snapper population to plummet in the mid 1980s. >> it is a huge driver for tourism here. >> the coastal conservation association of louisiana says, the red snapper population has largely recovered. and, a three day fishing season is too short for recreational anglers. >> two of the days here in louisiana were unfishable. the weather was too rough. this year the government set a quota of just over 13 million pounds of red snapper to be pulled from the gulf. 51% for commercial fisher mern. 49% for recreational.
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in 2016, recreational anglers exceeded the limit by 65 tons. >> if to are not going to adhere to the law, why have regulations. the owner of a large seafood supply chain -- >> we can all go back to the wild, wild west. its going to damage the resource. >> we are in a federal season. >> attorney for ocean group, suing the federal government to limit extended fishing season. >> unfair to commercial fishermen. unfair to the long term viability of rick reasianal fishery as well all. what is happening with the red snapper is, a series of changes in the trump administration, challenged by environmental groups. in yellowstone, national park, the grizzly bear expected to be removed from the endangered species list. if the government doesn't abandon plans to remove the bear from the list, environmental groups say they will sue.
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art studio. his sand castles are fit for a king. as don dahler reports from rockaway beach each creation at the mercy of the elements. the daily commute for calvin seaver is a long one. over an hour from his manhattan home to long island's rockaway beach. >> so this is your office? >> this is my office. >> not bad. >> with home made tools, water, and imagination, and considerable skill. he turns one of the most common things in the world into structures that are anything but. >> i can't thing of another art foreign minister th art form more impermanent. >> even if it falls it could collapse now behind us. >> you are okay with that? >> you got to be. >> the artist has been creating sand castles since he was a small boy. he almost chose a career in architecture, until he had a sudden realization. >> i don't really care so much about what is inside this thing. i like the outside as an object.
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>> you need an entrance. > so too do the children who gather around as he works. >> are you going to round the edges? >> i had wonderful encounters with people. that's definitely nice. but if they weren't here i would still be here during this. >> reporter: art for art's sake. siebert earns his living as aer artist assistance will sell a picture here and there. money has never been his motivation. >> i want to do something, all the time. be creative t if nobody knew i would be building a sand castle. summer or winter, he is a constant presence on rockaway beach. his creation maze disappear, but not the beautiful memories given to those lucky enough to see them. don dahler, cbs news, long island. 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.
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welcome to the "overnight news." i'm elaine quijano. the u.s. has answered a new provocation in the nuclear threat from north korea with its own show of military force. two supersonic bombers were sent on a flight over the korean peninsula. the mission to deliver a big message to the north korean leader. this comes after the rogue regime test fired another ballistic missile on friday. analysts say it had an even longer range. which could possibly reach los angeles, chicago, or even new york. danielle nottingham has the the latest. >> reporter: the united states flew two super sonic b 1 bombers over the korean peninsula to day escorted by south korea yand and
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japanese fighter jets. a direct response to north korea's most advanced missile test to date. overnight the u.s. demonstrated its ability to intercept ballistic missiles in a planned test of the thad missile defense program in alaska. the president of the global policy institute at loyola-marymount university. >> these small little steps. flyover. joint military activities. all of those are designed to let the adversary maybe the opponent know that we are ready, we are prepared, we have our eyes open north korea reacted on state run television saving the u.s., continues to resort to military adventure and tough sanctions. the dprk will respond with its resolute act of justice. the white house is pressing the global community to act. president trump tweeted, i am very disappointed in china. they do nothing for us with
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north korea. during a trip, vice president pence, echoed the president's frustrations. >> we believe china should do more. >> united states calling on china and other countries saying this isn't just our problem. >> true, we need international support. we need leadership. whether we like it or not. want to be or not. whether donald trump wants to be or not. we are the leader of the west. and the leader of the world. we need to take leadership. if we don't lead, this doesn't get solved. north korea, sole ally, china, condemned the launches. they violated u.n. security resolutions saying the country does not hold the key to resolving the issues in the korean peninsula. >> thanks. russian president vladamir putin says the u.s. will half to cut 755 staffers from diplomatic poes in russia by september 1st. the foreign ministry first revealed the evictions on friday in reaction to new sanctions passed by congress. while the white house watches the trouble overseas, it's also
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watching to see how the shake-up in the president's inner circle will affect the administration, to do list, at the top of that list is health care. as errol barnett reports from washington. with the implosion of republican efforts to repeal obamacare last week. president trump's health secretary emphasized something still needs to be done. >> our goal is to make, put in place as well as the the president's, goal, is to put in place a, a law, a system, that actually works for patients. >> reporter: democrats want republicans to come to the negotiating table and find ways to stabilize the existing framework. susan school lynn whose voted down the skinny repeal, supports that idea. >> what we need to do is to go through the normal process, identify the problems, have hearings, hear from experts, hear from all of the stake holders. and produce a series of bills to
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fix the flaws in affordable care act. >> new cbs news nation tracker poll found americans prefer a bipartisan approach to fix obamacare over a full repeal. and 62% disapprove of how the president is handling the issue. the poll also found more than half of respondents describe mr. trump's presidency as chaotic. adding to that uncertainty is president trump's decision to change his chief of staff and communications director. as well as concerns he may fire his attorney general, jeff sessions, or, robert mueller. the special counsel investigating russian interference in the 2016 election. democratic senator, dianne feinstein. i think there has been sufficient opposition for the president not to do so. unless of course what he really intends is to end up firing mueller which could well be the beginning of the end of his presidency. >> today president trump spent
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time at his virginia golf property as his administration prepares for another themed week of events. next week the focus is american dreams. and on monday, new chief of staff, general john kelly will be sworn in. elaine. >> errol barnett, thanks. for more insight, we turn to chief washington correspondent and "face the nation" host john dickerson. john, homeland security secretary john kelly starts his new job as chief of staff on monday. replacing reince preibus. will kelly be table to restore order in the white house? >> well the root to order in the white house for a chief of staff usually relies on two important things. one is limiting the number of people who have access to the president. you do that because the more people have access the more it up-ends the, the plans that the rest of the executive branch have put in place. you need to be a gatekeeper. then on the other hand the second important skill is telling the president no, or convincing the president to do things he doesn't want to do. if general kelly or secretary kelly can do those things, then
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they're, the white house will be back on path, and in terms of, helping the president's agenda. if not there may be more chaos. >> relations between the president and senate republicans seem to be deteriorating how will that affect the president's legislative agenda? >> well if the president keeps attacking republicans, that didn't work in getting health care passed. so it's -- difficult to see how more abuse from the president will, will help with republicans. in part because of his, approval ratings which are quite low. the president does have another option which is to be as much of a risk taker and gambler as he was during the campaign and kind of up-end, break out of the washington way. make deals with democrats and republicans. build a new coalition. that would be, in keeping with his razzle-dazzle approach. it would alienate some republicans but might get him the results that he really wants. >> all right, john dickerson. thanks. >> thanks, elaine. >> australia's airports on high alert after the first known
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terror threat against the country airline industry. police arrested four men in raids around sydney. suspected of plotting to bring down an airplane. federal police commissioner said details are scarce but that the plot appears to be inspired by islamic terrorism. the cbs "overnight news" will be right back. i did everything i could to make her party perfect.
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>> announcer: this is the cbs "overnight news." for decades families welcomed tv talk show host dick cavett into their living rooms. now cavett is welcoming viewers into his summer home. a place with a storied past about to start a new future. lee cowen takes us there in a story for "sunday morning." >> where was famed cavett's cove, where is that? >> that's it. >> i read at some point that clothing was optional in cavett's cove on the beach? >> oh, you could wear it. >> ha-ha, you could. >> if you wanted to. >> there are a lot of endearing stories like that that happened at this endearing place. dick cavett's ocean front get
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away in long island. >> people fall in love with it. people are always asking me, watch, you will ask if you can come back. >> the house is historic. it was one of seven beach cottages designed in the 180s by flamboyant architect stanford white. cavett and late wife, carrie nye bought the house in 1966 before his tv star went super nova. ♪ >> the dick cavett show. >> his talk show often the talk of tv. and many of the celebrities cavett hosted on stage he also hosted at the beach house including woody allen. lauren bacall, and playwright tennessee williams. >> tennessee said, ha-ha, dick, it's the most beautiful house, i ever have seen in the north, ha-ha-ha. >> but on one tragic night in 1997, a fire destroyed it all.
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leaving only the brick chimney as a grim sentinel. >> and you can't imagine your house being gone. every cell, i think in your body probably, if it could be seen and magnified moves at that moment. >> because you lost everything, right? >> yeah, yeah. >> cavett and nye set about to rebuild it but had their memory and pictures to go by. forensic architecture they called it. out of all the ashes came a near exact replica of stanford white's historic home. >> he would have liked it. you did good, dick. >> stan would have said, hey, dick, you done good. >> he did good in his career too. started as a come dewriter for the tonight's show, jack par in 1961, continued writing for johnny carson doing a little stand-up himself. >> do you ever sit home quietly by the fire rereading dickens or -- >> when he finally got his own
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show in 1968. >> can i tell one story, before i've get into that? >> sure. >> he just shut up and let his guests talk. something his mentor jack par suggested. > i made the ten best dressed list in poland. >> he said, hey, kid, when you are going to do the show, don't, you don't, don't, don't do interviews. >> don't do interviews. >> didn't do interviews. make it a conversation. >> i think you do a yeoman's job. nobody else on television that does what you do. >> it landed him guest whose rarely did other shows. like marlon brando. john lennon, yoko ono. >> so you are jack lennon. >> you are fred astaire. or orson wells. >> the great groucho marks. >> any bed can say something dirty and get a laugh. but say something clean and get a laugh. that requires a comedian.
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>> i wasn't looking at you at the minute. >> no, ha-ha-ha. >> stuff did happen. intelligent stuff did get talked about. politics got talked about. social issues got talked about. which, on most talk shows, that didn't happen. >> i just didn't make a point of that. i just said, there were all-- the world is full of more things than show business chls choose to do the kind of show you choose to do. >> the conversation didn't have to include cavett. he got ali and frasier to square off. verbally and all most physically. >> are they kidding, boys and girls. >> i didn't think they would hit me. but i didn't know. >> greetings, mr. hitchcock. >> how do you do? >> nice how to see you. >> have to say, though, sitting across from some one who made conversation on tv the best it could be, is a little intimidating for me.
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to sit across from you. >> intimidating for you. >> you are so good. >> is that why you stuttered and stammered the whole way through. >> exactly why i stuttered and stammered. i'm doing it now. you have a gift, sir. >> i dare them to cut this out. you are really good. >> well. coming from you. coming from you, that minds a lot. >> well i say that to everybody, of course. >> and there we have it. but perhaps his greatest back and forth chat, was with katharine hepburn. who famously thought of talk shows as being mostly tactless. >> do you want to hear the story of my life. i presume that's why i am here. >> she was wary because nothing in her experience had any real connect, with sitting and talking. >> about herself. >> about herself. >> pull it out. >> she made him move the furniture on the set. told him his carpet was ugly.
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but cavett kempt her talking. >> yeah, she wouldn't shut up. >> at one point. he hepburn referenced his house which she implied held the romance as her beach get away across the sound in connecticut. >> each one of us has a secret. and you know to nontalk, and try to rebuild your secret. i go to the mouth of the connecticut river and my childhood. and, and i try to rebuild my mine. >> after more than 50 years, the time has come, cavett laments to put his seaside treasure and the 20 acres of moorelands around it up for sale. asking price -- $62 million. and change. >> so why after all these years do you want to sell this, this perfect place? >> i've don't want to sell it. >> you don't want to? >> no. i don't, you would have off to be a fool. to want to sell it. >> of the home's charm never wavered. but at age 80, cavett's
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country are enjoying the summer at amusement parks. few may know how it got started long ago and the turns it took to become the summer favorite today. we go for a ride in a story for "sunday morning." ♪ ♪ >> reporter: for decade amusement parks have been a staple of american summers. from the scent of fried sugar, to stomach churning rides. there is just something about them, that brings out the kid in us. is there anything more fun than a roller coaster ride? >> if it is i haven't, met it yet. ha-ha. >> arthur levine is a travel writer and theme park enthusiast. >> how many do you think you have ridden? >> you know, some people obse obsessively keep track. i don't really know. i venture a guess, maybe, 300, 400, 500. not really sure. a lot. let's just say a lot.
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>> each year, more than 335 million people pack america's amusement parks. but as much as we might kid a visit to one of the parks in american pastime, the world's oldest amusement park is in, get this, denmark. in the 16th century what would this have looked look? >> forest. nothing. treats. forest. >> niels winther is the director of the park. the park is now filled with traditional rides and games. back when it was founded. 434 years ago, the original attraction was water. this well is where the amusement park sprang from as it were. >> the history, yeah. >> this natural spring attracted scores of nearby city dwerlz eager for presh water. >> entertaining began. laying the foundation for
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amusement parks and inspired cities to create their own escapist destination as cording to jim frutell. >> when the industry started. it was in the middle ages. cities were established. dirty. crowded. so, started setting up pleasure guarders on the outskits of the city. it is now a provided escape. but america took this entertainment to new heights. the ferris wheel debuted at the first chicago world fair. proving there was a market for more extreme entertainment. >> originally the amusement parks started by transportation companies on the outskirts of constituenty to generate ridership on the weekends and evenings. as the the companies matured they started selling off the parts to people operating aas their primary business rather than a side line. you saw emergence of an
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industry. a global industry. >> as the years advanced so did technology. rides became faster, bigger, with one rising above all of the rest. >> from the very armiest amusement parks, rommer coasters, quickly emerged as being the signature attraction. ♪ roller coaster >> fast forward, 100 plus years later. and it's still, is by far, the most popular idea. at the amovement. why? because they're so thrilling. they provide a socially acceptsable way to scream and just have a lot of fun. >> so whether or not you think, coasters are a scream. [ screaming ] you have to admit amusement parks themselves have quite the
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ride. >> a summer without a visit to amusement park is what? >> not a summer at all. ♪ >> the cbs "overnight news" will be right back. [ indistinct chatter ]
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one new yorker turned the beaches of long island into his art studio.
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his sand castles are indeed fit for a king. as don dahler reports from rockaway beach, each creation at the mercy of the elements. the daily commute for calvin seaver is a long one. over an hour from his manhattan home to long island's rockaway beach. >> so this is your office? >> this is my office. >> not bad. >> with home made tools, water, and imagination, and considerable skill. he turns one of the most common things in the world into structures that are anything but. >> i can't thing of another art art form more impermanent. >> even if it falls it could collapse now behind us. >> you are okay with that? >> you got to be. >> the artist has been creating sand castles since he was a small boy. he almost chose a career in architecture, until he had a sudden realization. >> i don't really care so much about what is inside this thing. i like the outside as an object. >> you need an entrance. >> so too do the children who
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gather around as he works. >> are you going to round the edges? >> i had wonderful encounters with people. that's definitely nice. but if they weren't here i would still be here during this. >> reporter: art for art's sake. siebert earns his living as artist assistance will sell a picture here and there. money has never been his motivation. >> i want to do something, all the time. be creative t if nobody knew i would be building a sand castle. summer or winter, he is a constant presence on rockaway beach. his creation maze ear, but not the beautiful memories given to those lucky enough to see them. don dahler, cbs news, long island. 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.
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captioning funded by cbs it's monday, july 31st, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." international tension rises. president trump calls for action against north korea following its latest missile launch. in response to sanctions, russian president vladimir putin flexes his political muscle. and bringing order to chaos. that's the new job of retired general kelly as he steps into the role of the white house chief of staff. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters in new york. i'm meg oliver

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