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president trump and the longest war. the president will address the nation monday night with his plans 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 report from coast to coast along the so-called path of totality. >> this represents a powerful moment in which we could have a rebirth. >> we expect an audience of tens of millions of people. >> we remember two legends who died. political activist, comedian, dick gregory. >> with president kennedy's new housing bill i might be your neighbor now. >> and king of comedy, jerry lewis. [ indiscernible ]
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>> announcer: this is the cbs "overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news," i'm elaine quijano. exactly seven months into his presidency with domestic agenda ee clims eclipsed, president trump is shifting focus to america's longest war to. night the president will address the nation with a strategy for the war in afghanistan an include sending thousands of u.s. troops. during his campaign, mr. trump repeatedly criti t lgth of the conflict. since 2001, more than 2,400 u.s. troops have been killed in afghanistan. another 20,000 wounded. the 16-year war has cost american taxpayers more than $800 billion. here is errol barnett. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news the strategy allows for deploying around 4,000 aditional troops. and aggressively pushing pakistan to stop acting as a
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safe haven for terrorists. the general, head of u.s. central command is visiting pakistan and afghanistan this weekend 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. u.s. involvement there dates back to the weeks and months after the 9/11 attacks. on friday, the president met with his national security team including general james mattis and vice president mike pence at camp david. afterward the president tweeted, many decisions made including on afghanistan. >> the troops strength question is the cart before the horse. >> on face the nation, democrat, senate 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 of the strategy then the troop strength question can kind of answer itself.
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>> the white house says this new strategy is part of a broad approach across south asia. and sources say, final revisions to the plan could come before tomorrow night's speech. elaine. errol barnett. thank you. 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. deborah patta is in barcelona. in this predominantly catholic country, it was an offer of prayers. the police investigation continued. over 100 gas canisters were found in the house where the plot was allegedly hatched by a 12 member terrorist cell. they planned a bombing rampage but blew the house up by mistake. spurring into action the deadly twin ramming attacks that killed 14 people.
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most of the cell came from the small mountain town where it appears they were radicalized by a moimam who spent time in jailn drug charges one of the recruits suspected driver of the van that mowed down pedestrians was 22-year-old who police believe is still on the run. authorities here say that returning to normal is the best way to defeat terror. there was nothing normal about the events of the past week. sunday, does, however markt end of three days of mourning as barcelona tries to return to ordinary life. added to the list of grieving families the father of 7-year-old, australian, he was missing now confirmed dead. one more name to add to the memorials dotted along the site of thursday's deadly attack. debora patta, cbs news, barcelona. >> condolences are rolling in
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from across the globe as king of comedy, jerry lieu haewis passe. 91 years old. he died of natural causes in las vegas. lewis took hollywood strong as dean martin's goofy side kick in a string of hits. his fame outlived that partnership and lewis spent decades raising money to battle muscular dystrophy. carter evans has more on the funny man's life and legacy. >> reporter: jerry lewis was born to make us laugh. he spent his youth performing in the catskills in the clubs perfecting a comedy routine that would launch a lifelong career one lucky day in 1946 he was paired with a low-key singer named dean martin t. ♪ there's a song as he told "sunday morning" in 2016 it was bliss. >> i fell in love with him the day we met.
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>> 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. >> on his own, lewis would go on to make more than 30 movies, writing and directing many. >> oh! >> reporter: the adoring french gave him 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 telephone. ♪ walk on >> then this. would you send my friend out, please. >> a surprise reunion after 20 years. >> send him out here. come here. >> all the crew, all my backstage people. everybody knew, but me. >> thank you so much. >> while he was admired by many. he was villified by others who said he demeaned the disabled by
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pitying them. but 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. >> lech my daughter said -- like my daughter said, would you have liked not to make 90. no, i am very happy. >> my name my name is norman and i'm 9. >> reporter: and an american king of comedy. >> i have got the pictures in my head of the audiences and i just see them laughing. >> carter evans, cbs news, hollywood. the cbs "overnight news" will be right back. ♪ ♪
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>> announcer: this is the cbs "overnight news." 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 2400 miles from the pacific northwest to the southeast. the rare celestial show begins in oregon. jamie yuccas is there. >> reporter: the lines to get into solar town in madras, oregon appear infinite. and this campsite is sold out. >> where are you from? >> from seattle. >> california.
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>> i'm from portland. >> all 50 states and 39 countries are represented at the two largest converted campgrounds in madras this weekend. all to witness history and for some a chance to reunite with friends. >> so what prompted you to finally say let's go? >> part of it was i missed a camping trip a month ago. >> this sounded like a good camping trip with celestial event thrown in. >> part of it, yeah. >> but lyle smith says he is also here for science and has the equipment to prove it. >> there are some sun spots here on the sun right now. >> cool, how cool its that? >> where is your tent? >> oh, i will show you. >> reporter: 4-year-old zakira betlasami represents the younger crowd still trying to figure what to expect from the first total solar ee clims clipse in in four decade. it will be dark? >> how. >> the moon will eclipse the sun.
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so the light will go away. >> whoa. >> funny. so funny. the light is going to go away. >> it's crazy isn't it? >> over at the airport, nasa scientists are doing run-throughs of their web show. if you can't be in madras you can enjoy the ee clims clipse o. web casting to the world. we expect an audience of tens of millions of people. ro >> reporter: for thousands assembled in madras, the sky is it limit. besides the eclipse, businesses are trying to provide an experience. this $30 tether bad loon ride. while you can see from up here in the air, people are pouring in. i was told by the airport, last minute people coming by plane won't arrive until monday morning. >> cutting it close. jamie yuccas, thank you so much. >> nashville tennessee one of the largest cities along the path of totality. david begnaud shows the us how music city is tuning up. >> elaine like everything in
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music city tomorrow's eclipse with a sound track. sunday along broadway, music spilling into the streets. and tourists flocking to bars. >> tomorrow the party moves upstairs. where these iconic honkey ton ticks will be rocking rooftops. many having sky watch parties. they shouldn't have trouble handling the influx of sky gazers. a wild card. the city within one day's drive for nearly 165 million people. so, no one can predict how many car load will descend monday from cities like louisville, charlotte, birmingham, memphis, south louisiana. for astronomers and enthusiasts here at adventure science center, a super bowl of science. also an emotional component says tr tom parsons. >> an extremely powerful moment in which we could have a rebirth or reboot of our lives at this
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time. >> tomorrow when it does go dark in nashville, 1:55 of totality. don't forget your glasses. plastic, paper, if they're the right ones you need them. when you put them on don't be worried if you don't see anything. not until you look at the sun you notice you can see through the glasses. if you are trying to take a picture with your phone x perts suggest you put the phone inside the glass. take it that way. you could damage the lens here. david begnaud, cbs news, music city, tennessee. >> ground breaking political activist and comedian, dick gregory passed away this weekend at a hospital in washington, d.c. he was 84. here is our correspondent. >> reporter: for dick gregory comedy was more than making people laugh. >> and if they shot dogs like that, they would burn the police station down all over the [ bleep ] world, huh. >> he began breaking barriers appealing to white crowd with witty remarks about racism in
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america. >> there are a lot of good advantages riding in the back of a bus. next time you get on the bus you know where the emergency door is located. >> native of st. louis, missouri, gregory's first break as comedian came in 1961 when he filled in at hugh hefn. er's playboy club. he gregory became a national sensation. the tonight show with jack par had him on as a guest. as gregory told cbs morning this june after he demanded to be invite to sit for a chat. >> white colko comics could site couch. >> with president kennedy's new housing bill i might be your neighbor now. >> gregory 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 month. on facebook this weekend. his family announced his death. caused by an aneurysm set in
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motion by what one of his son described as years of severe fasting for social change. gregory was 84. roxanna sabari for cbs news, new york. coming up. they're on the verge of becoming the world's first climate change refugees. because your carpet never stops working there's resolve carpet care. it lifts more dirt and pet hair versus vacuuming alone. resolve carpet care with five times benefits
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100,000 people who live in the south pacific are on the verge of becoming the world's first climate change refugees. island nation of carabati is threatened by rising sea levels. seth doane traveled there for our special series, cbsn on assignment. >> reporter: they have been here centuries. 100,000 residents who occupy stretches of land as narrow as a basketball court. so narrow that waves from one side can roll straight on through to the other. half of the population is under the age of 25. and some scenarios show that within their lifetimes, their home island could become uninhabitable. engulfed by the rising ocean. it seems like paradise. >> it is a paradise. bit is a paradise that we are losing. >> reporter: she co-founded the
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first climate change ngo in the country. >> the most disastrous thing here now is the rising of the sea. if you look around you now you see sea walls. the tide just keep on coming and taking away our lands. >> the sea walls back here didn't seem to work. >> they don't work. it has continue to be destroyed. the sea wall is broken. >> there was a sea wall here. >> yes. >> now it is just flooded with water. >> yes, flooded with water. ♪ >> where was your home? >> my home right in the middle of the water. >> your home was there? >> yes. >> just washed away. >> yes, washed away. >> you would have been walking through people's homes right now? >> yes, yes. who do you blame? >> i know they're going to hate me. >> that's okay. >> america. united states. >> you can see seth's report on the next cbsn on assignment
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reservations for lost kitchen every year at midnight on april 1. the entire season is booked within hours. french's famous multicourse meals usually last three to four hours. on the night we visited the meal included selection of cheeses, pea soup, crab salad, smoked ricotta, elevated wedge salad, buttermilk. frozen custard and almond brittle and berries to finch. 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, yeah. dropped out. came home as a single mom. started working in my dad's diner again. >> reporter: french got married as the marriage fell apart so did she. >> between alcohol and -- and prescription drugs, i checked
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into rehab because i had, i was dying. >> reporter: she opened this lost kitchen in freedom in 2014. in a hydropowered grist mill, one room with 40 seats. >> river oysters, cucumber, dill, little trout roe on the top. >> reporter: how would you classify your cooking? >> you know it is very simple. ingredient focused. i never write a menu and try to confuse you with word if i tell you what the ingredients are. >> reporter: for now the lost kitchen is mostly a family affair. her dad, the one who tault her cooking basics all those years ago, sold his diner in 2006. >> my dad didn't understand why i was trying, why was i frying to make it my own. >> did he ever understand that? >> no. i think he is getting it right now. >> i'm jeff glor in freedom, maine. >> next, the pedaling astronomer, the bicycle riding
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paul revere of the great american eclipse.
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>> we end in illinois where we met up with a man known as pedaling astronomer. more than a year he has ridden his bike more than 9,000 miles to raise awareness about the great american eclipse. adrianna diaz has his story. >> what is this? >> telescope. >> for gary parkinson. the man rarely leaves his home without his telescope. >> when you realized a total solar eclipse would cross the country? >> realized it in 1967. >> 15 months ago, gary, editor
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of amateur astronomy magazine set out from his home in louisiana to pedal all 48 states preaching the galactic gospel to kids. >> the level of interest in science, particularly astronomy seemed to peak with my age group. >> gary now brings kids today, closer to outer space. as many as 40,000 have spied the skies through his telescope. he is dependent on his bike since a stroke hindered his vision preventing him from driving. on two wheels he covered serious ground, pedaling an average of 50 miles a day. you live out of this little bag right here. >> yeah, so i have got four shirts. two shorts. and, and, three pair of underwear. and some socks. so. >> all you need. >> all i need. >> reporter: when you are on the road alone, does the sky give you comfort or company? at night i know the stars, gives me sense of direction. >> that brought him near
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carbondale, the small college town attained celebrity status in the science world because the eclipse will linger longest in this area for 2:41 of wonder. >> why is it important for you to raise awareness about this. >> the universe is universal. unites us in a way that if nothing else it is something bigger than we are. and, it fries for all of us. all we got to do is look up. >> an unpress dencedented few m gary hopes will inspire long lasting change. adrianna diaz, cbs news, carbondale, illinois. >> cbs news will have live coverage of the total solar eclipse beginning at 1:00 p.m. eastern. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm elaine quijano.
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condolences are rolling in from across the globe, as the king of comedy, jerry lewis passed away. he was 91 years old. his family says he died of natural causes at his home in las vegas. lewis took hollywood by storm in the 1950s as dean martin's goofy side kick in a string of hits. his fame outlived that partnership. and lewis spent decades raising money to battle muscular dystrophy. carter evans has more on the funnyman's life and legacy. >> reporter: jerry lewis was born to make us laugh. spent his youth performing in catskills and clubs perfecting a comedy routine that would launch
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a lifelong career. as he told sunday morning in 2016 -- it was bliss. >> i fell in love with him the day we met. >> 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. >> on his own, lewis would go on to make more than 30 movies, writing and directing many. >> oh! >> reporter: the adoring french gave him 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 >> then this. would you send my friend out, please.
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>> a surprise reunion after 20 years. >> send him out here. come here. >> all the crew, all my backstage people. everybody knew, but me. >> thank you so much. >> while he was admired by many. he was villified by others who said he demeaned the disabled by pitying them. but 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 newt have made 90? i said, no, i am very happy. >> jerry lewis, forever a kid. >> hi, my name is norman and i'm 9. >> reporter: and an american king of comedy. >> i have got the pictures in my head of the audiences and i just see them laughing. >> carter evans, cbs news, hollywood.
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exactly seven months into his presidency with his domestic agenda eclipsed by political turmoil, president trump shifting focus to america's longest war. tonight the president will address the nation 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 is errol barnett. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news the strategy allows for deploying around 4,000 additional troops. and aggressively pushing pakistan to stop acting as a safe haven for terrorists. the general, head of u.s. central command is visiting pakistan and afghanistan this weekend to brief them on the
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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. u.s. involvement there dates back to the weeks and months after the 9/11 attacks. on friday, the president met with his national security team including general james mattis and vice president mike pence at camp david. afterward the president tweeted, many decisions made including on afghanistan. >> the troops strength question is the cart before the horse. >> on face the nation, democrat, senate 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 of the strategy then the troop strength question can kind of answer itself. >> the white house says this new strategy is part of a broad approach across south asia. and sources say, final revisions
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to the plan could come before tomorrow night's speech. elaine. 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 2400 miles from the pacific north west to the southeast. the rare celestial show begins in oregon. jamie yuccas is there. >> reporter: the lines to get into solar town in madras, oregon appear infinite. and this campsite is sold out. >> where are you from? >> from seattle. >> california. >> i'm from portland. >> all 50 states and 39 countries are represented at the two largest converted campgrounds in madras this weekend. all to witness history and for some a chance to reunite with friends.
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>> so what prompted you to finally say let's go? >> part of it was i missed a camping trip a month ago. >> this sounded like a good camping trip with celestial event thrown in. >> part of it, yeah. >> but lyle smith says he is also here for science and has the equipment to prove it. >> there are some sun spots here on the sun right now. >> cool, how cool its that? >> where is your tent? >> oh, i will show you. >> reporter: 4-year-old zakira betlasami represents the younger crowd still trying to figure what to expect from the first total solar eclipse in the u.s. in four decade. it will be dark? >> how. >> the moon will eclipse the sun. so the light will go away. >> whoa. >> funny. so funny. the light is going to go away. >> it's crazy isn't it? >> over at the airport, nasa scientists are doing run-throughs of their web show. if you can't be in madras you
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we -- can enjoy the eclipse on line. >> we are going to be web casting to the world. we expect an audience of tens of millions of people. >> reporter: for thousands assembled in madras, the sky is it limit. besides the eclipse, businesses are trying to provide an experience. this $30 tethered balloon ride. while you can see from up here in the air, people are pouring in. i was told by the airport, last minute people coming by plane won't arrive until monday morning. >> cutting it close. jamie yuccas, thank you so much. cbs news will bring you live coverage of the eclipse late tire day in a two-hour special starting at 1:00 p.m. eastern. the "overnight news" will be right back.
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this is the cbsover. unless you have been living on the moon for the past couple months you know today is the big day. a total solar eclipse will pass across the united states, for the first time in 99 years. parts of the nation will fall into a shadow for a few minutes. for scientists, amount chur astronomers and millions others a once in a lifetime show. lonnie quinn explains how the eclipse comes to pass. >> reporter: this is going to be one of the great mother nature events. as we get closer to the eclipse we have set up our own model solar system here in studio 57 to explain what a solar eclipse is and what you can expect to see where you live. the earth revolves around the sun. the moon revolves around the earth.
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but twice a year, they fall into alignment. and you are going to get some kind of eclipse when this happens. be it lunar or solar eclipse. total solar eclipse. the big show. that's where this little tiny moon is able to completely block out the light from the sun. and it is only possible, because even though the sun is 400 times larger than the moon. the moon is 400 times closer to the earth. as a result the sun and moon, look like they're about the same size when you look up at the sky. when the sun hits the moon, and it casts its shadow on the earth, you get, two different types of shadows. most everybody in the country is going to be the penumbra, partial shadow. part of the sun visible through the eclipse. the select few will get the umbra where the moon blocks out the light from the sun, totality. the area where the umbra hits is path of totality. monday from or gun to south carolina. if you are in that path, you will literally see, daytime turn into night time. temperatures are going to drop.
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stars will even beef visible in the daytime hours. this is going to last anywhere from 1. 30. to 3 minutes. the only time that you do not need the protective glasses. and now in this medium gray shaded area, this is an area where at least 90% of the sun will be covered by the moon. see the sky dim, temperatures dip. cities like seattle, denver, atlanta. north and south of this line is an area where say 3/4 of the sun will be covered. places like san francisco, philadelphia. it is one of the solar system's greatest sights, get out there and enjoy it. well, millions of americans will be out there when the eclipse march as cross the nation. the so-called path of totality begins in central oregon. jamie yuccas joined the growing chorus in the small town of madras. >> reporter: this is all for the lovely eclipse. >> reporter: the narrow road through some central oregon towns tar a parking lot. what eclipse watchers are facing
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hemid the throngs of peoplein a sense ofg t, calm. 30 miles await in madras, oregon. the clear skies have solar eclipse experts picking madras was unof the locations in the united states. >> say it was a sleepily, agricultural town. >> not anymore. by the morning of the eclipse, madras, population, 6,200 could grow to 200,000. lisa betimo was hired two years ago as madras eclipse planner. >> hustle, bustle, excitement and anticipation. >> you are going to get last minute people who go, i'm so close, just going to go to madras to see it in totality. >> we will get those. no way of counting how many people will come. we know there will be a lot. >> they're already coming in droves. madras municipal airport gets three flights an hour. planes now arriving every three minutes. at this rv park, where all the spaces sold out months ago the party started for this group who
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drove in from washington state. >> oo who is here to party, raise your hand? >> we are! >> who is here to see the eclipse? >> never have so many scum here all at once. so, no one is totally sure what to expect. madras mayor -- >> we will do what we can and keep people safe and hopefully they will be happy and go home and tell good things about madras. >> reporter: find about anything in terms of eclipse mid here in town including of course, yes, eclipse beer. with a million stargazers set to descend on the state of oregon, safety officials are asking people to stock up on food and water. if there is a heart of the path of totality, it would be in carbondale, illinois. adrianna diaz is there. >> every one of the seats filled with stargazers. we met people who have been waiting for decade for monday's event. one amateur astronomer logged serious miles in the name of the eclipse. first to cross the u.s. in 99
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years. the road to the eclipse has been long. exhaustingly long for gary parkerson. >> when you first realized a total solar eclipse would cross the country what was your reaction. >> first realized in 1967. my reaction was i needed to live long enough to see this thing. 63 seemed impossibly old in 1967. it doesn't feel at all old now. >> for the last 15 months, gary editor of amateur astronomy magazine pedalled average of 50 miles a day to promote monday's science spectacular to kids across america. >> 30,000 to 40,000 people have got tine seep it. >> maybe future astronaut. >> absolutely. certainly ate few future, astronom astronomers. coachfully an astronaut or two. >> he set out from his hometown
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in louisiana, in may 2016 with the goal of pedaling all 48 contiguous states, preaching the galactic gospel ahead of monday's eclipse. his only companion his 150 pound bike. >> the telescope gear goes over here. i live out of the bag on the other side. >> you live out of this little bag right here? >> yeah, so i have got, four shirts. i have two shorts. and -- three pair of underwear. and some socks. so. >> all you need. >> all i need. off awe when you are on the road alone. does the sky -- >> yeah. >> give you comfort, company? >> particularly at night. i have been in some very dark corners of the united states since i left. and, and, but all through the country, yeah. it guides me. i know the stars. i'm familiar with them. so, that gives me a since of direction. >> that direction brought him here. through carbondale, illinois, where we met him. this small college town has attained celebrity status in the
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sigh ye science world. the eclipse will linger longest in the area for 2:41. those bragging rights brought in nas st! nasa touched down in car beendale. they won't be alone. 14,000 people will pack the sold out stadium at carbondale monday. the atmosphere will be out of this world. >> the site is something that is going to please americans and make them think, dif trently. actually change their viewpoint about living here on earth. >> reporter: the first reactions however will be in or gochblt the first state to glimpse eat clips. randall millstein who teach as stron -- astronomy. people burst into tears. cry. other people dance. just stand with their jaw open. or literally fall backwards on to the ground. it's a stunning moment in their life. one that they're not likely to ever forget. >> an unprecedented few minutes thamt gary parkerson hopes will
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inspire long lasting change. >> the universe is -- the only thing i can think of that is truly universal. it unites us in a way that if nothing else it is something bigger than we are. and it is free-for-all of us. all we got to dupe is look p. >> do you think the time is right to be united. >> i hope so. we need all the good news we can get. >> to make sure people experience this unifying moment, safely, gary has been handing out eclipse glasses like these. now he has given away already 7,000 of them. it is important to have them on as the moon crosses over the sun forming a crescent. but for those of us in the path of totality, once the moon covers the sun. you can take them off and take it all in. cbs news will bring you live coverage of the eclipse later today in a two-hour special starting at 1:00 p.m. eastern. the "overnight news" will be right back. i had frequent heartburn, but my doctor recommended...
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them an up close view of the show in the sky. david begnaud has the the story from nasa's ellington field in houston. the pilots flying the nasa air crafts, two of them will be flying at 50,000 feet above the crowd and any kind of atmospheric turbulence. two guys on board. the pilot and operator. the man controlling the joy stick to get the photos. to get that they have taken the nosecone off this old bomber plane and outfitted it with a ns. that is going to help nasa unlock secrets of the sun. it is co-time for nasa's airborne science team. these pilots at elling gon field next to johnson space center in houston going on an atmospheric research flight. their ride is a 1960s era, former bomber jet called the wb 57. during monday's total solar eclip eclipse, the same planes will serve a very different purpose.
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>> you are not wearing the moon suit. but you have to wear eclipse glasses right? >> yeah, more important to wear the eclipse glasses at high altitudes, less air to, block the sun. and the sun is a lot stronger. >> kerry clim is one four nas stau flight crew members chasing the eclipse over missouri, illinois and kentucky. at 460 miles per hour. >> my job is to calibrate and initialize the camera payload using to look at the eclipse. that includes focusing, zooming in to get the best shot. >> you don't get a plane ride. >> amir will lead the team of scientist thousands. >> the planes will be outfitted with special cameras in their nose cones. so the planes will be looking at the solar corona, outer atmosphere of the sun during a regular day. the sky is so bright you can't see the corona. during total solar eclipse, the dim corona becomes visible. our results will lead to better understanding of the corona which will lead to better
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understanding of flares and coronal mass ejections. >> they can cause blackouts of radio freak when see communications. cell phones can have trouble working. it can cause power outages by knocking out power grids. >> the best way to understand what erupts off the sun's corona is to photograph it over long periods of time. but ground based cameras will only half about 2 minutes of the total eclipse time. >> here we go, you ready? >> yes, i am. >> two planes will be like tandem along the eclipse path it will give the scientists an unprecedented look at our sun. >> each plane will be able to observe totality, for about 4 minutes. and when we stitch together the observations from both of the airplanes, we'll be getting photographs a second for 7:30 totality. that is 29,000 photographs between the two airplanes. fascinating right. monday on cbs, we will be showing you live iffages from this air craft in realtime as eclipse is happening.
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>> we end this half-hour with thoughts on the total eclipse by bill dplchlt ye, site yens guy. >> we have an experience of the total eclipse. the moon the product of a 4.5 billion celestial coalition will pass between us and our life giving star, the sun. if you are in the path of totality, day will turn tonight. the heat of a summer midday will briefly turn cool. stars otherwise invisible during
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the day will emerge from the darkness. a wonderful, awe inspiring interlude. but be safe. an eclipse can become so fascinating that one can end up staring right at the sun for minutes on end. so as i'm sure you have heard. be sure to wear proper eye protection. now this eclipse will pass right over the u.s. but a total solar eclipse can be celebrated by everyone on earth. each of us can take a moment to kid the diligence of our ancestors, capernicus nurkston, levitt who measured distances between the planets and moons and came to know their motions ieflt hope we get a chance to see bright bead of sun light that appear as mountains of the moon, interrupt sun beams. when galileo pointed out the moon is an imperfect sphere marked by spiers and valleys heerk was imprisoned. we have come a long way.
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we humble humans can understand all of this is remarkable. and despite all of the troubles around us today, it fills me with optimism about our spee he says and our future. modern astronomers predict eclipses like this one with an accuracy that no psychic, faith healer, tarot card reader can approach. for most of us the eclipse will be a once in a lifetime event. delight in its beauty. but also appreciate that our science, got us here. i hope this brief period remind us all that we share a common origin among the stars. and that we are all citizens of the same planet. let's celebrate, being alive, right now, in this universe. and, marvel hat human kind of ability to observe this phenomenon and understand the cosmos and place within it. thank you. >> again, krks news twill half live coverage of the total solar eclipse. beginning at 1:00 p.m. eastern. from brought cast center in new
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york city. i'm elaine quijano. . it's monday august 21st, 2017. this is the cbs is morning news. ten sailors are missing after the uss john s. mccain collides with a tanker. president trump will unveil his strategy in afghanistan in an address to the nation tonight. the plan could mean more troops will be deployed. and cosmic black out the wait for the great american eclipse is almost over. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom in new york. this morning off the coast of singapore a massive search and

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