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kids -- [ talking at the same time ] >> we will see you at 6:00 p.m. captioning sponsored by cbs >> quijano: president trump and the longest war. the president will address the nation m ght with his s for the war in afghanistan. is he sending more troops? also tonight, the sun and moon are about to align for the "great american eclipse." we have reports from coast-to- coast along the so-called path of totality. >> this represents an extremely powerful moment in which we can have a kind of rebirth. >> we expect audiences of tens of millions of people. >> quijano: and, we remember two legends who died this weekend: groundbreaking political activist and comedian dick gregory... >> i might be your new neighbor. >> quijano: ...and king of comedy jerry lewis. >> hey, lady!
this is the "cbs weekend news." >> quijano: good evening, i'm elaine quijano. this is our western edition. exactly seven months into his presidency, with his economic agenda eclipsed by political turmoil, president trump is shifting focus to america's longest war. the president will address the nation monday night with a new strategy for the war in afghanistan. it could include sending thousands more u.s. troops. during his presidential campaign, mr. trump repeatedly criticized the length of the conflict. since 2001, more than 2,400 u.s. troops have been killed there. another 20,000, wounded. the 16-year war has cost american taxpayers more than $800 billion. here's errol barnett. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news the strategy allows for deploying around 4,000 new troops and aggressively pushing pakistan for being a safe haven for terrorists. aggressively general joseph patel is visiting afghanistan
and pakistan to brief them on the plans. the u.s. currently has fewer than 10,000 troops in afghanistan, many of them as trainers. afghanistan is the united states longest running war, weeks and u.s. involvement there dates back to the weeks and months kster the 9/11 attacks. on friday, the president met with his national security team including general james mattis on friday, the president met with his national security team after that, the presidential tweeted many decisions made including on afghanistan. >> the troop strength question is sort of the cart before the horse. >> reporter: on "face the nation" today, democratic senator tim kaine, a member of armed services committee member, said he wants to know what the long-term plan is. >> the real question is what is our strategy? and then when you lay out the strategy, then the troop strength question can kind of answer itself. >> reporter: now, the white house says this new strategy is part of a broad new start across
south asia. >> could come before tomorrow night's speech. elaine. >> quijano: >> elaine? errol barnett thank you. >> quijano: there are new developments in the investigation into last week's terror attacks in spain. 14 people were killed, including an american. dozens remain in the hospital. debora patta is in barcelona. >> reporter: in this predominantly catholic country, it was only natural for people to attend mass on sunday, offering prayers for the victims of the barcelona attack. as people prayed, the police investigation continued, over 100 gas canisters were found at the house in alcanar where the plot was allegedly hatched by a 12-member terrorist cell. they had planned a bombing rampage but blew the house up by mistake, spurring into action the deadly twin ramming attacks that killed 14 people. most of the cell came from the small mountain town of ripol where it appears they were
radicalized by a moroccan born byam who had reportedly spent time in a spanish jail on drug charges. one of his recruits, a suspected driver of the van that mowed down pedestrians was 22-year-old younes abouyaaquob whom police believe is still on the run. authorities here say that returning to normal is the best way to defeat terror. there is nothing normal about this past week-- sunday marks the end of three days of eetional mourning as barcelona tries to return to life. isded to the list of grieving families, the father of seven- year-old australian julian codman, he was missing now confirmed dead. one more name to add to the memorials dotted along las ramblas, the site of the deadly attack. debora patta, cbs news, barcelona. >> quijano: here in the u.s., millions are getting ready for a spectacular dance between the sun and moon.
the forecast for monday's "great american eclipse" calls for night-time darkness, in the middle of the day. the narrow, so-called path of totality, where the eclipse will be in full-effect, stretches more than 2,400 miles from the pacific northwest to the southeast. the rare celestial show begins in oregon. jamie yuccas is there. >> all right, let me check you in! >> reporter: the lines to get into solar town in madras, oregon appear infinite. and this campsite is sold out! where are you guys from? >> i'm from seattle. >> i'm from santa rosa, california. >> i'm from portland. >> reporter: all 50 states and 39 countries are represented at the two largest converted campgrounds in madras this weekend. s hi all to witness history and for some, a chance to reunite with friends. so what prompted you guys to finally say let's go? >> part of it was i missed a camping trip a month ago with these guys. >> reporter: so this sounded like a good camping trip?
>> yeah. >> reporter: with a celestial event just thrown in. >> part of it, yeah. >> reporter: but layle smith e'ys he's also here for science, and has the equipment to prove it. >> there's some sun spots in here, on the sun right now. >> reporter: how cool is that?! so where's your tent? >> i'll show you. >> reporter: four-year-old zachira bentlemsani represents the younger crowd. still figuring out exactly what to expect from the first total solar eclipse in the u.s. in nearly four decades. it's going to be dark right? >> how? >> reporter: well because the moon's going to eclipse the sun so the light's going to go away. >> whoa. >> reporter: whoa. >> it's funny. it's so funny that the light's going to go away. >> reporter: over at the airport, nasa scientists are doing run-throughs of their webshow, so if you can't be in madras, you can still enjoy the eclipse online. >> we're going to be webcasting it to the entire world, we expect actually an audience of mins of millions of people. >> reporter: for the thousands
assembled in madras today, the sky's the limit. besides the eclipse itself, the businesses here in madras are trying businesses in madras are trying to provide everyone with an experience like this $30 tethered balloon ride. elaine, while you can see up here from the air that people are pouring in, i was told by the airport the last minute people coming by plane won't arrive until monday morning. >> quijano: cutting it close. jamie yuccas, thanks so much. nashville, tennessee is one of the largest cities along the path of totality. david begnaud shows us how music city is tuning up. >> reporter: like everything else in music city, nashville's eclipse will come with a soundtrack. it's sunday along broadway and you've got music spilling into the streets and tourists in the bars. tomorrow, the party moves upstairs where these iconic honkytonks will be rocking their rooftop decks with skywatch parties. nashville tennessee is a booming convention town, they shouldn't
have much trouble. there is a wild card. the city is a day's drive for 160 million people. no so no one can predict how many carloads will descend monday from cities like louisville, charlotte, birmingham, memphis, and even south louisiana. for some this is a super bowl center, this is a super bowl of science. but tom an astronomer. >> this represents a extremely important moment where we could omve a rebirth or reboot of our lives at this particular time. >> reporter: so when it goes dark nashville will get a minute and 55 seconds of totality. non't forget your glasses. it's not until you look up to the sun that you notice, if you are trying to take a picture with the phone, take it that way because you could damage the lens.
david begnaud, music city, tennessee. >> quijano: the king of comedy, jerry lewis, died sunday morning at his home in las vegas. he was 91 years old. carter evans has more on the e nnyman's life and legacy. >> lady, lady! >> reporter: jerry lewis was born to make us laugh. he spent his youth performing in e e catskills and the clubs, perfecting his comedy schtick as that would launch a life long career. then one lucky day in 1946, he was paired with a low-key singer named dean martin. [♪ singing ] as he told sunday morning in 2016, it was bliss. >> i fell in love with him the day we met. [♪ singing ] >> reporter: it was the cool crooner and the crazy kid. the duo starred in dozens of films and tv specials before parting ways after a decade.
>> we needed to escape one another. >> reporter: on his own, lewis would go on to make more than 30 movies, writing and directing many. the adoring french gave him the legion of honor. but back home, critics and audiences eventually turned away. yet even when the movies stopped, jerry lewis was always there, every labor day for more than 40 years on the muscular dystrophy telethon. ♪ walk on, walk on and then there was this-- a surprise reunion after 20 years. >> all the crew, all my backstage people, all the people everybody knew but me. >> reporter: but while he was admired by many. he was vilified by others who said he demeaned the disabled by pitying them. hat he never apologized-- instead he raised nearly $2 billion for the charity. jerry lewis had his own health problems. cancer, heart and lung disease.
but through it all, he kept performing. even into his 90s. >> like my daughter said, "dad, would you have liked not to make 90?" i said, "no, i'm very happy about it." >> reporter: jerry lewis. forever a kid. >> hi my name is norman and i'm 9! >> reporter: and an american king of comedy. >> i've got the pictures in my head of the audiences that i and i just see them laughing. >> reporter: carter evans, cbs news, hollywood. >> quijano: groundbreaking political activist and comedian dick gregory passed away this weekend at a hospital in washington, d.c. he was 84. here's roxana saberi. >> reporter: for dick gregory, comedy was more than making people laugh.
>> if them cops are shooting your children, shot dogs, policemen would burn the barriers down all over the ( bleep ) world. >> reporter: he began breaking barriers by appealing to white crowds, remarks of racism in america. >> next time you get on the bus you know where the emergency door is located. >> reporter: a native of st. louis, missouri, gregory's break when he filled in for hugh hefner's playboy club in chicago. only after he demanded to be invited to sit for a chat. >> white comics sit on the couch. president kennedy's new housing >> you be a good audience tonight, and treat me nice because with president kennedy's new housing bill, i might be your neighbor now. >> reporter: gregory soon moved his activism from the stage, to the streets to rally for civil rights and against the vietnam war and police brutality. he was still using satire for social justice when he fell ill earlier this on facebook this
weekend his family announced his death, caused by an aneurysm set in motion by what one of his sons described as "years of severe fasting for social change." gregory was 84. roxana saberi, cbs news, new york. >> quijano: coming up, they are on the verge of becoming the world's first climate-change refugees. gees. caused by reduced tear production due to inflammation. so i use restasis multidose. it helps me make more of my own tears, with continued use, twice a day, every day. restasis multidose helps increase your eyes' natural ability to produce tears, which may be reduced by inflammation due to chronic dry eye. restasis multidose did not increase tear production in patients using anti-inflammatory eye drops or tear duct plugs. to help avoid eye injury and contamination, do not touch the bottle tip to your eye or other surfaces. wait 15 minutes after use before inserting contact lenses.
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half of kiribati's population is under the age of 25, and some scenarios show that within their lifetimes, their home islands could become uninhabitable, engulfed by the rising ocean. this place looks like paradise. >> it is a paradise, but it is a paradise we are losing. >> reporter: pelenise alofa co- founded the first climate change n.g.o. in the country. >> the most disastrous thing in kiribati right now is the rising of the sea. if you look around you now, you see sea walls. the tide just keeps on coming, and taking away our lands. >> reporter: the seawalls back here didn't seem to work. >> they don't work. they just continue to be destroyed. >> the seawall is broken. >> reporter: there was a seawall here? >> yes. >> reporter: and now it's just flooded with water. >> yes, flooded with water. >> reporter: where was your rime?
>> my home right in-- right in the middle of the water. >> reporter: your home was there? >> yes. >> reporter: it's just been washed away? >> yes, washed away. >> reporter: so, you would've been walking through people's homes right now? >> yes. yes. >> reporter: who do you blame? >> i know they're going to hate me. >> reporter: that's okay. >> america. united states. >> quijano: you can see seth's report on the next "cbsn on mentgnment" tomorrow night, right here on cbs, and also on cbsn. ahill ahead, why people from around the world are traveling to a place called "the lost kitchen" in maine. and i couldn't wait to get my pie chart. the most shocking result was that i'm 26% native american. i had no idea. just to know this is what i'm made of, this is where my ancestors came from. and i absolutely want to know more about my native american heritage.
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berries. >> reporter: at first, erin french grew up with far different plans. >> i grew up here in freedom and ran away with big dreams of becoming a doctor. it didn't work out. i became pregnant, unexpectedly. >> reporter: in college. >> in college. dropped out. came home as a single mom and started working in my dad's diner again because i had those >> reporter: french got married, but as the marriage fell apart, so did she. >> between alcohol and prescription drugs, it just sort i checked into rehab because i was dying. >> reporter: she opened this lost kitchen in freedom in 2014. in a hydro-powered grist mill. there is one room with 40 seats. >> cucumber and dill and a little bit of trout roe ton top. >> reporter: how would you classify your cooking?
>> it's very simple, ingredient- based, i tell you what the ingredients are. >> reporter: for now the lost kitchen is mostly a family affair. her dad the one who taught her cooking basics all those years ago, sold his diner in 2006. >> my dad didn't understand why i was trying -- why was i trying to make it my own? >> reporter: did he ever understand that? >> no, but i think he's getting it right now. >> reporter: i'm jeff glor in freedom, maine. >> quijano: up next, the pedaling astronomer, the bicycle-riding paul revere of the great american eclipse. >> up next, the many bicycle riding pioneer of the solar
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preaching the galactic gospel to kids. >> the level of interest in science and particularly in astronomy have seemed to peak with my age group. p. reporter: gary now brings kids today closer to outer space. as many as 40,000 have spied the skies through his telescope. he's depended on his bike ever since a stroke hindered his vision, preventing him from driving. but on two wheels he's covered serious ground, pedaling an average of 50 miles a day you live out of this little bag right here? >> yeah, so i've got four shirts, i've got two shorts and three pairs of underwear and some socks. >> reporter: that's all you need! >> that's all i need. >> reporter: when you're on the road, alone, does the sky give you comfort or company? >> particularly at night, i know ne stars, i'm familiar with arem and so that gives me a sense of direction. >> reporter: that direction brought him near carbondale, illinois, where we met him. this small college town has attained celebrity status in the science world because the
eclipse will linger the longest in this area, for two minutes and 41 seconds of wonder. why is it important to you to raise awareness about this? >> the universe is the only thing i can think of that's truly universal. it unites us in a way that if nothing else it's something bigger than we are and when we and it's free for all of us, all we have to do is look up. >> reporter: an unprecedented few minutes he hopes will inspire long-lasting change. adriana diaz, cbs news, carbondale, illinois. >> quijano: there's no need to chase the eclipse across the country. we'll do it for you. cbs news will bring you live coverage of the eclipse on monday, in a two-hour special, beginning at 1:00 p.m., eastern. that's the "cbs weekend news" for this sunday. later on cbs, "60 minutes." i'm elaine quijano in new york. for all of us at cbs news, thank you for joining us, and good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
good evening, i'm juliette now at 6:00, we are counting down to the solar eclipse, now just 16 hours away. good evening, kpix 5's ken bastida should have a great view of it all, he joins us live from salem, oregon, along the path of totality, what is the excitement level right now? >> reporter: yeah, a lot of exciting people here, you have got, you know, people that have been streaming into town the last several days. you can see the busy traffic and folks standing behind me here, this is normally pretty quiet historic district of salem on a sunday night. tonight there is a definite vibe in the air, you can feel it. there is something in the air here in salem, oregon, or at least there will be. in just a few hours.
>> seems like a big energy, you know, kind of thing, people are like up for it, you know? kind of different than like a new year's eve party where it is nighttime and everybody is partying crazy like that, at the same time, really exciting, something you don't get to see all the time, once in like 90 years or something. >> planetary, once in a lifetime. >> my goal is have mimosas and chocolate pancakes on the event day. >> reporter: body painting? >> yep. body painting. >> reporter: that sounds like it just goes together with solar eclipses so well. >> yeah, yeah, a perfect-- art and eclipse. one in the same. >> reporter: like i said, there is something in the air, or in the case of robert, aka, the man on top of the van. ♪ >> gives a great energy, i mean, i have just been here less than an h