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live look at the city of san francisco, and it's smoky and hazy out there because of the fires burning to the north. >> and cbs this morning is coming up next. have a great day, everyone. good morning to our viewers in the west. it's monday, november 12th, 2018. than 13 million people in california are bracing for some of the most destructive wildfires in state history. it gets even worse. at least 31 people are known dead and more than 200 others are unaccounted for. jeff glor leads our coverage from the fire zone. >> the youngest person killed in the thousand oaks bar shooting is honored by her hometown in california. alaina housely's family tells us about the outare poing of respect and what they hope people can learn from this tragedy. >> first on "cbs this morning," new government fitness guidelines for adults and for
the first time toddlers. dr. tara narula tells us the little things you can do to help fight obesity. >> plus our profiles in service series. the first female executive officer of an aircraft carrier. a floating city of 5,000 people. but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> this is terrible. this is apocalyptic. >> massive loss in such a short amount of time. >> we barely got out. there ain't nothing to go back to. >> reporter: the death toll soars from california's wildfires. >> i'm still in shock. i'm still looking to wake up from this terrible dream. >> reporter: mandatory recounts have begun in razor-thin races in florida. >> you better count every vote. >> democrats say their first priority is to protect mueller's investigation. do you think this investigation is in peril? >> yes, i do, first of all, i
think he should recuse himself. >> commentating the end of world war i. >> the french president denouncing nationalism. >> you could not fight better than we fought together. >> big winner of the people's choice awards. >> nicki minaj won album of the year. >> how are you tonight! >> all that -- >> elliott, hurdles. >> cowboys over philadelphia. >> there you go. >> and all that matters -- >> former president george w. bush and former first lady laura bush received a liberty medal for their commitment to veterans. >> they have so much more to give to our country. >> on "cbs this morning." >> snl cast member pete davidson apologized to the military veteran and congressman he made fun of in his sketch the last week prior. >> are we good? >> yes. >> apology accepted. ♪ just keep breathing >> you going to answer that? >> i'm just going to let it
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that's very bad news for millions of people. the most destructive wildfires the state has seen. two of those fires have burned nearly 200,000 acres. an area about the size of new york city. the fires in the north and south have forced a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes. >> six more bodies were found overnight near the camp fire in northern california. that brings the death toll to 29, matching the deadliest fire in state history. more than 200 people are still unaccounted for and more than 6,000 homes destroyed. in sourp california, the woolsey fire has burned more than 170 homes. cbs evening news anchor jeff glor leads our coverage from calabasas, california, on the western edge of los angeles. good morning. >> good morning. california is in trouble. so much of this state, a grim scene. this is one of the many homes burned out here. this home is still in calabasas.
still smoldering right now. what we want to show you, what this neighborhood looked like on friday when the woolsey fire ripped through so quickly. this is -- this is cell phone vid video. the flames jumping from home to home. there's concern because winds began picking up here overnight. we got a gust of 58 miles per hour, threatening to undue the progress made over the weekend. last night, officials ordered all of the nearly 25,000 people would live here in calabasas to evacuate. >> more than 8,000 firefighters are battling the flames tearing across california. the scenes are horrendous. in malibu, the woolsey fire ripped through celebrity mansions and suburban neighborhoods. actor gerard butler returned home to rubble and ashes. officials warned 60,000 homes
and businesses could be in danger. >> do not stay in your homes to defend them. please leave that to us. >> reporter: the famed zuma beach became a staging area for people and their animals fleeing the fire. >> with the fresh air coming, at least you have fresh air off the beach, the ocean, because it was so -- it is air was so thick last night you could barely breathe. >> we have a real challenge here threatening our whole way of life. >> reporter: california governor brown has asked president trump for extra resources. after declaring a major disaster sunday. the governor spoke a day after the president tweeted a message appearing to blame the california government for recent wildfires. the union that represents the majority of firefighters in the state pushed back, labeling the comments insulting and reckless. >> it's a time to pull together and work through this tragedy. things like this will be part of our future. things like this and worse. >> reporter: the hill fire, which is just west of here, is 75% contained. because of that and the woolsey
fire, are being investigated. wind gusts this week are forecast to hit as highed an 70 mile always hour. we mentioned the 58-miles-per-hour gusts today, this morning. that could force crews to fight the flames solely from the ground. the camp fire now in northern california has forced more than 50,000 people out of their homes. in the town of paradise, nearly wiped out by that fire on friday, firefighters right now are scrambling to save any structures that are still standing. this morning, we're learning more about the people would risked their lives to save others. really an extraordinary scene at the river hospital where people loadled patients into their personal vehicles and drove them to safety while thousands of buildings burned around them. mireya villarael is in paradise. >> reporter: the scorched cars, one of the few evacuation routes
used a few days ago here in the town of paradise. what we understand is these images are now a sobering reminder for people who are able to survive and get out during the camp fire. we spoke with one nurse who recalls his narrowing near death experience as he escaped with patients in the back seat of his car. >> the wind grow is ow is so ho. >> reporter: this is the view o outside the window in paradise. how close did the flames get? >> everywhere. >> reporter: wilkin, a registered nurse, was one of several staff members who helped evacuate patients as the camp fire closed in. appeared an any point they could die in your car? >> sure. >> reporter: he had three patients two critical, in his car. vehicles around them were on fire. he thought they may be next so he and his patients called their families to say good-bye. >> what do you do when you go
through hell, well, you keep going. >> reporter: you're still shaking. >> every time i talk about it. >> reporter: hearses were on standby as ten search and recovery team comb through the rubble in paradise. this cannot be easy. >> no, it's difficult, it's horrible. >> reporter: corey is the butte county sheriff corcoreenner. >> there's the possibility there could be fatalities where the remains were completely consumed by the the fire. >> reporter: he said he and his co-worker just did what was right. >> not just an obligation to our patient but we have an obligation to humanity, we have to do our jobs, regardless of the adverse conditions. >> right now, there are still more than 200 people considered
missing here in this area. we did speak with someone at the hospital who says all of the patients are accounted for but they still have four employees that are missing. as of right now, we understand the next process is trying to identify any remains found here in the county area as they search through the rubble. we spoke with wilkin who says the area he was in, the hospital, the wing, was burned to the ground, just moments after they were able to evacuate. >> all right, thank you very much. what this area needs is rain. that is not going to happen. it would be helpful if the winds died down. they're in fact picking up. that is supposed to happen for much of this week. again, the progress that was made over the weekend is in jeopardy right now. we're going to have much more on all of this on tonight's evening news. we're going to spend the day here with cal fire so we'll have all of that later on tonight. for now, let's go back to the studio. >> mother nature does not seem to be cooperating. i always think in these
situations, the first responders who rush to the fires, right. meanwhile, they probably have homes in the line of fire, families as well. >> they risked, while their homes are burning, to help others. >> california firefighters will not find any relief from the weather. wind gusts of up to 70 miles an hour are forecasted along with single digit humidity. the offshore winds can carry embers for miles. there's still no rain in the forecast for at least the next week for the entire state. paradise has its second driest stretch in recorded history with less than a quarter inch of rain since may. trees in southern california are dry. los angeles has had its third driest year ever. president trump says the administration is closely watching two major florida races where the recounts are under way this morning. in the contest for governor, republican ron desantis leads democrat andrew gillum 49.5% to
49.1%. in the senate race, republican rick scott leads democrat nelson by an even slimmer margin, 50% to 49.9%. it's that close. both contests are within the margin for mandatory machine recount. manuel ba hoshgess. >> reporter: good morning, gayle. working 24/7 to try to recount 8 million ballots. they have a thursday deadline to do that. that could be a challenge. one day after democrat andrew gillum withdrew, partisan protesters continued their job. >> it is no longer we the people. >> reporter: some republicans
have suggested democrats are trying to steal the election. democrats say they're following state guidelines for elections that are this close. >> we're here to make sure all the votes count. there is no fraud. >> reporter: republican senate candidate rick scott holds a razor thin lead against bill nelson. scott filed a suit against supervisor of elections brenda snipes who the lawsuit claims failed to provide the vote on schedule. it's da jeja vu all over again. remember bush versus gore? that took more than five weeks and untold lawsuits before george w. bush was declared the winner by 537 votes. sunday night, andrew gillum took to the pulpit preaching to his choir. >> i demaend every vote be
counted in this process. >> everybody keeps saying here we go again, florida, florida, florida. >> look, the truth of the matter is 65 counties were able to follow the law and make sure the process went as smooth as possible. sadly two counties did not follow the law. >> reporter: the state's law enforcement agency has said so far there is no evidence of voter fraud. the senate race could end up in a second recount, a hand recount. where workers would review questionable ballots one by one to try to determine voter intent and that could lead to multiple court challenges, norah. >> we will continue to follow closely, manuel, thank you. votes are being counted in two other states where crucial races are too close to call. in arizona, democrat sinema is expanding her lead over mcsally. sinema is more than 30,000 votes ahead with about 200,000 still
uncounted. in the georgia governor race, kemp leads abrams by about 60,000 votes. the abrams campaign filed a federal lawsuit yesterday asking a judge to push back the vote certification deadline and count ballots. it says were wrongly rejected. she needs about 22,000 votes to force a runoff, so if anybody thinks the election's over, it's not. >> close races. well, congressional democrats are on a collision course with the new acting attorney general. democrats who will control the house in january vow to protect special counsel robert mueller's russia investigation from whitaker. whitaker, appointed by president trump last week, expressed skepticism about the investigation. paula reid is at the white house with the latest. >> reporter: in a letter to justice department staffers, whitaker vowed to run a department that is fair and held to the highest ethical standards. his murky relationship with the white house and previous
criticism of the investigation has some worried he will not be fair and instead he'll be doing the president's bidding zbllt president wants him to be the hatchet man, to destroy the mueller investigation. >> reporter: democrats, including likely house judiciary committee chairman, are warning accounting attorney matthew whitaker not to impede the mueller investigation. >> we will summon, if necessary, subpoena mr. whitaker. >> reporter: the former u.s. attorney and served as sessions chief of staff for over a year. before he joined the justice department, whitaker called the russia probe a political fishing expedition. >> he should never have been appointed. >> reporter: congresswoman nancy pelosi who could reprise her role as speaker of the house laid out the argument. >> violence to the constitution and division of our founders to appoint such a person in such a manner to be the chief legal officer in our country. >> reporter: republicans say the russia investigation will continue. >> confident mr. mueller will be allowed to do his job without interference. >> reporter: the white house has been trying to distance itself
from whitaker would has visited the oval office several times. in october, the president praised him. >> i can tell you, matt whitaker's a great guy. >> reporter: but on friday -- >> i don't know matt whitaker. >> reporter: kellyanne conway tried to clarify. >> the president's point, he's not putting a friend in there who he's known for his entire life. >> reporter: the president is deep in the process of trying to select a permanent attorney general but some of the names that have been floated including ju giuliani are likely loyalists and they would would work to protect the president from the russia investigation. president trump faces criticism over his absence from some events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of world war i in france over the weekend. the president did not participate in a process of world leaders yesterday, marking the end of combat. the white house cited security concerns. the president and first lady arrived later by motorcade.
a day earlier, the president cancelled a visit to an american military cemetery amid bad weather. in a speech, french president macron appeared to rebuke mr. trump when he called nationalism a betrayal of patriotism. president trump called himself a nationalist during the midterm election campaign. it was a sharp shift in rhetoric from two leaders who often praised each other. mr. trump said the ceremony was, quote, beautiful. the family of the youngest thousand oaks shooting victim, elena housely, says she would have wanted the nation to unite in the wake of the tragedy. ahead, what her family, including her former "sister good monday morning to you, and another smoky day across the bay area, and likely air quality conditions are worse than yesterday. unhealthy air quality for the bay area, and we are looking at
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devastating camp fire that's killed 29 people. good morning. it's 7:26, , and i'm michelle griego. crews are continuing to fight the butte fire, it's scorched 173 square miles, and 6300 homes have destroyed. now a live look from the exclusive sales force camera, and you can see the thick smoke in the area. in less than 3 hours in napa. the hero foundation will host a march in honor of alaina
good morning. i'm gianna franco in the traffic center. serious accident south 101 at marsh road, and the good news, they have reopened one lane, and two left lanes were shut down, and one lane is now blocked, and all lanes are open otherwise, a big backup, beyond holly street, and a live look at the delays. 101, and use cal train. a smoky start to our day, and you can see, just how bad it is out there. unhealthy air quality, with the spare the air alert, and air quality advisory in effect through the middle part of the week, but the hazy smoke-filled sunshine, and mid-60sin san francisco. upper 60s in oakland, and low
you're looking at pictures of jfk international airport in new york. trim "a" estimates more than 54 million people will travel over the weekend. that's 2.5 million more than last year. wow. airlines will see the largest increase with more than 4 million people expected to fly this year. 48.5 million will drive to their destinations, even though thanksgiving weekend gas prices will be the highest in years. pack their patience, as they say. >> doesn't seem every year we have this story, it's the heaviest travel day, it's always higher than the year before because we all want to spend time with people that we care
about. >> can you believe it's next week? >> no, i can't. >> and we'll see if we have that feeling after thanksgiving's over. >> let's hope so. welcome back to "cbs this morning." here are three things you should know. u.s. conference of catholic bishops begins today in maryland. it comes amid the growing sex abuse scandal. on top of the agenda, growing measures to respond to the abuse crisis. they will discuss a third opinion party reporting system, a new code of conduct and a plan for bishops removed for their handling of abuse claims. the most powerful members of the church are expected to vote on a statement against racism. an unusually early snowstorm is slamming the southern plains this morning bringing bone-chilling temperatures. part of texas and oklahoma could see up to half a foot of snow which is creating dangerous travel conditions. the major storm is expected to bring lake-effect snow, strong winds, and heavy rain as it moves east into tomorrow night. >> bone-chilling cold in new
york too. and new research published in the new england journal of medicine shows vitamin d and fish oils do not reduce heart attacks and cancer. but they did find higher amounts of highly purified prescription fish oil reduced the risk of heart attack and stroke. up to 10% of u.s. adults take fish oil and uncle, aunt sister sister star tamera mowry housley about their heartbreaking loss. >> my daughter's body was brought back to napa today.
we're going to bury her in four days. i should not have to do that. >> reporter: but eric housley didn't have to do it alone. lining the napa skreets wetreet good hearted folks. >> what was it like yore now to see that line of people for over a mile? >> i lost it. my wife hanna and i lost it. >> reporter: the utter saneness of this grim ritual is more than familiar to her uncle, adam housley, a former fox news correspondent. >> i've been to these things. you've covered these things. you go home and sit there and you're like my gosh, how are these people going to get through it. and now we're living it. >> alaina was beautiful. she was my friend. >> his wife and her aunt, actress ta herra mowry housley
is looking for chances. >> yes, there needs to be a change. but all the noise, nothing's been done. >> reporter: and, it's because of that, despite being in the midst of so much grief, that they all agreed to talk to us. alaina they say would have wanted to dig deeper than politics. >> if i was to walk out here the first thick i wng i was to say, control, guess what, half the country, the conversation ends. >> we don't want the conversation to end. >> it can't this time. >> we want it to continue. >> have you been able to wrap your head around talking about her in the past tense? >> yes. >> how come? >> we don't believe that her voice will die. we believe that there's a message that's out there? >> what's that message? >> to us, it's to be kind to one another. it's to put down your technology, put down your phones, and look at somebody and
have a conversation. it's not about gun control. this message is about doing something bigger to be with your community, to love one another. >> reporter: all things that you don't really have to legislate. >> right. exactly. >> to get to the point where we can have a conversation about anything political has to start here. has to start with the soul. because we've lost that. >> what if somebody walked up to the guy and just asked him how he was doing that day and said hello to him or didding some that m -- did something that may have changed his mind. >> reporter: skeptics are going to say it's too simple. that sounds great about being decent and kind. >> yeah. >> reporter: and reaching a hand out. >> yeah. >> reporter: but i think most people are going to say it's too complicated. >> i think it starts there. you start with imagining wait a minute, what if that was my child or my niece or my cousin? it will get you in a place of
just having some sort of human decency. >> if there's any doubt there's a deficit of decency, look no further than the family's social media. >> you should see some of the tweets we got after alaina died. >> ridiculous. >> i got one you deserved it you worked for fox nuews. >> you're kidding me? >> no. >> reporter: they say it's too wide for any bridge. but what alaina's family saw on her final sunday back home in napa. >> when we drove down that street, i saw people of all colors, all ages, people i'd never seen, i was born and raised in this town, hugging, holding hands, shaking hands. she'd want ha that to cbsthismorning.com. it's interesting their desire,
they're not angry but their desire to enact real reform around this conversation. >> i'm so appreciative of them speaking out when they're clearly in such pain. but i also think to myself why does someone have to die for us to get a message of being kind to each other? why does anyone have to lose their life under these circumstances to have people line up black, white, all colors and say this has got to stop? it troubles me greatly that we keep having the same story with these same interviews an the same pain and nothing changes. i keep wondering what is it going to take? i don't know the answer to that question. >> i was surprised to hear the father even bring up the shooter. had anybody approached him and asked him how his day w t as he said, her voice did
not die. >> yeah. >> terrible story to cover. they never get easy. first on "cbs this morning," we're looking at new federal recommendations for exercise. ahead, how the government is targeting preschoolers in an effort to reduce obesity among adults. and if you're on the go, subscribe to our podcast on apple's podcast app or wherever you like to download your podcasts. hear the day's top stories and what's happening in your world in less than 20 minutes. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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the federal government this morning unveiled new updated guidelines for physical activity. the recommendation was aimed to help fight the obesity epidemic that affects nearly 40% of american adults and adds nearly $117 billion to healthcare cost. first on "cbs this morning," our doctor tara knew rula has a new recommendation for all americans. good morning. >> it's been ten years since the
first activity guidelines were issued and this morning's updates give americans more ways to reach those goals. the updated guidelines for adults allow more flexibility, counting short bursts of exercise such as housework into the recommended weekly total of 150 minutes. the report says physical activities reduces the risk of eight types of cancer up from two in the previous guidelines. and for the first time they're adding recommendations for 3 to 5-year-olds. class. >> reporter: marguerite sheehan says physical activity is a priority for her three children. >> you want to strengthen muscles early on because you want them to be independent. activity a big part of that. >> we know that what happens
early in childhood really charts a course that can last for decades. >> reporter: this admiral helped craft the guidelines for the health and human services. >> who you is the future different for kids who start by being physically active? >> children who have unhealthy body weights are much more likely to become obese later in life. they have you had about three hours a day of activity, that could be light exercise, moderate exercise. >> the guidelines tell parents and caregivers to encourage active play and to be models of movement. >> we go to the playgrounds unless it's really raining bad or cold and even inside we do different activities. >> reporter: ben augustin, father of 3-year-old lina found one strategy to overcome the pull of screen time. >> in addition to reading a book, trying to get them to play. and it seems like having a friend do it with is the best way. >> reporter: exercise is
important for everyone. by making a commitment to sit less and be more active, you decrease the risk of certain cancers, diabetes, and heart disease. exercise is also good for your emotional and cognitive health. it's linked to higher academic success and reduce anxiety. >> when i heard that three hours a day i thought that seems like a lot. you said well they're not on treadmills. it's for them to get out and play. >> just to be active, yes. >> if you must, we know what do with 3 to 5-year-olds. >> don't put them on a treadmill. >> yes, let's be clear. what about the other ages. >> ffo 6 to 17-year-olds the recommendations are 60 minutes daily of moderate to vigorous activity, typically aerobic activity. and then three days a week to build in muscle and bone strengthening exercises. >> does it have to be contig russ? >> it does not. but it does fall on the burden of the parents to get the kids moving. only 39 states have mandates for physical activity in school. >> is it because they're on their devices so much is that why officials need to say look,
parents, you have to doing some? >> -- do something. >> they think that's part of the problem. >> parents and kids are on their devices too much. >> up next, a look at this morning's other headlines. including how a 13-year-old broke a world record by solving three good monday morning to you. smoky skies across the bay area with the air quality advisory. unhealthy for the bay area. hazy, smoke-filtered skies, and temperatures cooler. mid-60sin san francisco. and upper 60s for concord, and mountain view, and low 70s in san jose. hazy skies through the middle part of the week.
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the group includes former national security adviser susan rice and former cia director john brennan, samantha power, ben rhodes, all of those that were involved in the yemen operation now saying we have to revisit this. >> interesting conversation. our partners at the bbc report on a study that suggests a five-minute neck scan may predict a person's risk for dementia before the symptoms appear. researchers examined the intensity of blood vessel pulses in the neck. people with the most intense owned about -- w accelerated cognitive decline over the next decade. so everybody check your necks. ing some i never thought about doing, checking your pulse in your neck. cbs lexington, condition affiliate says they are recalling six hundred 16,000 water heaters because they can cause a fire. they were sold between april of 2011 and december of 2016 under
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now 29... making it the deadliest wildfire in state ory. it's 7:56, and i'm kenny choi. the death toll from the camp fire in butte county is now 29, now the deadliest wild fire in state history. it's destroyed 6400 homes, burned 176 square miles, and it's only 25% contained this morning. a live look outside from the sales force tower camera to the north, and you can see how smoky it is, and the air quality is expected to go from bad to worse today, and some towns are handing out free face masks, and you need an id to pick them up. a number of veterans day
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good morning, it's november 12, 2018. the latest on the deadly california wildfires from a town where people are afraid they have to evacuate for the second time. plus, on this veterans day, the navy captain doing a knob no woman has ever done on an aircraft carrier. first, here's today's eye opener at 8:00. >> strong winds blowing in california and that's bad news from the most destructive wildfires the state has ever seen. >> reporter: california is in
trouble. a grim scene. >> one worse recalled her near death experience. >> when you go through hell you keep going. >> they're trying to recount 8.2 million ballots. >> when you cheat the system it's no longer we the people. >> whitaker vowed to run a department that is fair and held to the highest ethical standards. >> violence to the constitution and other founders to appoint such a person in such a manner. >> one of the great traditions in college football, they call it the sooner schooner, some guy hangs off the back waving the oklahoma flag but this guy needed a better holder. >> wagon guy down! >> he got up, he was smiling. >> he's a trooper. >> more app work ab -- ab work
would have helped him. >> ouch. ouch. >> college football season. as a long horn i can only feel so much sympathy. >> i'm gayle king with john dickerson and knnorah o'donnell. 31 people have been killed and the number is likely to grow. >> the campfire has burned more than 6,000 structures, making it the most destructive fire in state history. >> red flag and fire warnings are in effect in much of the state. jamie yuccas is there with more
details. >> high winds could revive the fire. people are hoping they don't experience a nightmare like this. >> alan orbison stomps out hot spots near one of his homes in malibu after the so-called woolsey fire scorched his neighborhood. the flames reached right up the back of his home. >> the flames were like 50 feet tal tall. orbison came back to protect what's left. >> with the forecasted winds picking back up, are you nervous? >> i'm worried about my property. i'm more worried about my neighbors. >> reporter: linda and johnny castellano lost their home in oak park when it was hit twice by the so-called hill fire in
ventura. once on thursday and then again on saturday when the fire reignited. >> i was running and it was dry and i had no water. >> we met matt armbruster on friday covered in mud after a close call with the woolsey fire. when a fire approached his home he panicked and ran to a nearby creek. >> i was in the water right here laying flat in this water. >> did you think you were going di die. >> of course. after 35 or 40 seconds of intense heat it started to subside. it went past and there was crackling and burning. survivors who try to rebuild will have to do it without modern technology. there's no internet, cell service or electricity and it may not come back for weeks.
>> facebookpresident trump face questions about the constitut n constitutionality of his choice. republican senator john kennedy said he hopes matt whitaker's appoint system long term . i think everybody ought to give him a chance to find the men's room before they beat him half to death. >> but listening to you talk about the branches of government, i was struck by something he said which was something that he thought marbury v. madison was incorrectly interpreted and that the judiciary doesn't have a co-equal role in the american system. >> well, i don't agree with him on that. i would advise him to hit that
case a second lick because that's not quite what it says. >> he said the courts are supposed to be the inferior of the three branches of government. >> i don't agree with that, either. >> do you think there should be legislation to protect mueller? >> i don't think it's constitutional. i don't think congress can tell the president who he can fire and can't fire. >> what do you think will happen? >> he think there is will be an appointment from the white house and he thinks it will be short term. senator kennedy taught a government class at mckinley magnet school. 90 minutes with eighth graders, walking them through the branches of government. it was a fascinating look into the senator, but a look into those whip smart kids.
>> we followed senator kennedy back to mckinley magnet school to watch a special lesson on how government works. >> the executive officer of a navy aircraft carrier is a woman for the first time in history. she shows us the unique way she leads 5,000 sailors. part of our profiles in service. series. >> morning, everybody. y'all are killing me, smalls. let's go, you're holding up the whole show. i'm peachy. holy my lordy. i will see you on the deck place, xo out. >> how awesome is that?
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our series profiles our series "profiles in service" spotlights americans dedicated to helping others. on this veterans day, we introduce you to the first woman in navy history to hold the titling of executive officer or xo of a nuclear warship. she serves on the uss "abraham lincoln" one of 11 stationed around the world. jan crawford went aboard the carrier in norfolk, virginia, where she learned how the xo is trying to make even more history.
>> she's the xo of theship. she's basically running a floating city of 5,000 people and it's a city with a mission. >> executive officer amy bauer schmidt keeps an eye on the sailors. they clean their stations aboard the lincoln. four and a half acres of zorn u.s. territory. it's on the front line of humanitarian crises and armed conflict. what does it mean you are the executive officer of this carrier? do you ever stop and think about that ch that. >> i'm glad i'm busy. if you think about it it can be daunting. >> many t milwaukee native has been doing the work since the
days in the u.s. naval academy. 1994, during her senior year, congress repealed the law preventing women from serving on combat ships or planes. >> we were the first class that knew we could serve along the rest of our comrades in combat. >> reporter: she soon became a naval aviator, through six deployments and beyond she lived by a motto her mother instilled in her -- never pass up an opportunity to grow. >> there are a lot of times in life you're nervous or afraid because you think you'll fail. so what? try it. if you fail, you may realize what you meant to do is something else. it's a big deal we make sure we find all the discrepancies. >> reporter: in an environment where a mistake can mean life or death she routinely spot checks
the ship's missile. >> were you part of letting the missile fly? what was it like? >> a lot of preparation. >> reporter: despite the high stakes. the xo's leadership still is unique. >> yes, no? >> yes, ma'am. >> okay. rock on, awesome sauce. >> how many times have you said awesome sauce today? >> a lot. >> that's not typically what you think of from a high-ranking navy officer. >> i think there's a time and place from anybody. >> you can make your point differently. >> i can make my point differently. >> what are we doing? >> just going a different station, ma'am. >> you're the first woman executive officer of a nuclear aircraft carrier. >> true statement. >> what does that mean? >> it's take men a while to get the
there. i'm growing to appreciate the role and the fact that if you can see it, you can believe it. >> i'm very proud to serve under her. >> sailor jordan gould is so inspied when she reenlisted she asked her to reenlist her. why did you ask that? >> i can see myself. it's okay to be assertive and in control. you grow up getting cold you're boss zi but you're too much but you meet somebody like her and you're like that's it. >> your personal story shows what it means to have roles for other women. >> absolutely. >> what does service mean to
you. >> >> service is cricketing to something greater than yourself. it's about defending the constitution of the united states but it's also about these young men and women. >> that's an awesome responsibility. >> they're awesome. >> in the new year the xo will get a new assignment that puts her in the running to become the first woman ever to command an aircraft carrier and the uss "lincoln" turned 29 yesterday which was also veterans day. >> january, thank you very much. i like this woman. >> we started the series to remind people about the power of service and show the women increasingly in these leadership roles. >> and you saw the transition. >> the young women who look up to them. >> awesome sauce and holy
i mean this from the bottom of my heart. it was a poor choice of words. the man is a war hero and he deserves all the respect in the world -- >> pete davidson apologizing over the weekend to congressman elect den crenshaw. the comedian was criticized for joking about the former navy s.e.a.l.s physical appearance earlier this month. the texas republican joined davidson on snl to share this
message. >> americans can forgive one another. we can remember what brings us together as a country and still see the good in each other. this is veterans day weekend, which means that its a good time for every american to connect with a veteran. maybe say thanks for your service, but i would actually encourage you to say something else. tell a veteran, never forget. when you say never forget to a veteran, you are implying that as an american you are in it with them, not separated by some imaginary barrier between civilians and veterans, but connected together as grateful fellow americans, who will never forget the sacrifices made by veterans past and present and never forget those we lost on 9/11, heroes like pete's father. i'll just say, pete, never forget. >> never forget. >> such an important message from dan crenshaw. he also found time, however, to crack a few jokes of his own. but now let's send it over to gayle in the green room who's
got a special guest. >> crenshaw, a class act. you are -- >> nice to see you. >> this is ann curry here to talk about her latest success. we'll meet again with ann righ crews in butte county have entered a fourth day -- battling the devast at's good morning, everyone. it is 8:25, and i'm michelle griego. crews in butte county are continuing to battle the camp fire, and the death toll is now 29, and 6500 homes have been destroyed. you can see the hazy skies all over the bay area because of the fires. the national weather service expects the air quality to get worse today. in less than 2 hours, in napa, the hero foundation will
are cycling through quickly. if you're headed to foster city, san mateo bridge looking great, and if you're headed to the eastbound, a quick look at the the golden gate bridge. no delays all the way on the 101 into ann fran. looking at smoky skies with the air quality advisory and spare the air alert for the bay area. this is the sales force tower camera of the hazy, smoky sunshine out there, and unhealthy air quality for today, likely for the next several days, and daytime highs today will be cool, thanks to the hazy smoke-filtered sunshine, and mid-60sin san francisco, and oakland as well as vallejo. we will see sunshine tuesday, wednesday, and thursday, and we
♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." oprah's unveiling the latest selection for her book club, the newest edition is the 80th book to receive that oprah seal of approval. >> i've been keeping a secret for months now. its hard for me to keep secrets especially when i really, really like something. i want everybody to know it immediately, but i have kept this a secret until now. i got an advanced copy of what everybody's calling the book of the season, former first lady michelle obama's new book ""becoming" and i loved it so
much. i've already read it twice. its a tour deforce. i laughed and a cried. it is exquisitely written, so vulnerable, so vivid. so i want the whole world to read this book and if you're in a book club, i encourage you to choose this book for your club and let's all read it together. its michelle obama's personal story, but i know it will spark you to think about your own becoming. the book is available starting tomorrow. get yourself a copy, but i believe every woman you know is going to want a copy so get one for her too. read it together. you're all going to love it. i also sent along a clip of my interview with michelle obama. >> you write about the idea that donald trump stoking the idea that your husband was not born in this country. donald trump was putting my family's safety and risk and for this i'll never forgive him.
why was it important for you to say that at this time? >> because i don't think he knew what he was doing, that for him it was a game and for the commander-in-chief, which he now is, the threats and security risks that you face as the commander-in-chief, not even within your home country but around the world are real. and your children are at risk and the difference -- when you now in that position you understand that, while -- while you live in a bubble, your children have to live outside of the bubble and in order for my children to have a normal life, even though they had security, they were in the world in a way that we weren't. >> oprah's conversation with michelle obama will air in a primetime special thursday on the o network. you can see it on the own network. i'm living for chicago this afternoon, why? because tomorrow, i get to speak
with michelle obama. you can see that interview wednesday right here on "cbs this morning." i read the book over the weekend. i have 24 pages of notes that i've now whittled down to ten, so i got to do a lot of whittling because there's so much in the book. i can't wait for people to read it and can't wait to talk to her about it. >> can't wait for the interview. right now its time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the wall street journal" political clash may have led to the firing of a top facebook executive. they fired palmer lucky after he donated $10,000 an antihillary clinton group. he told people he was tired for supporting donald trump. facebook spokesperson told "cbs this morning," quote, we can say unequivocally that his departure was not due to his political views. annoying robo calls are at epidemic levels. a spam call blocking service in new york said it headed off more than 850,000 health related
robo-calls in october. that's five times the number in september. regulators say some of these illegal calls are fraudulent. many offer skimpy health plans that do not cover what you might need. >> they're getting good with the robo calls. and "usa today" reports on pop-up fever among new retailers and long time brands trying to tap into the holiday rush. wayfair is setting up in malls and fao schwarz. party accessories flyers, party city will have 55 temporary toy city stores open through the holiday season. every day planned parenthood workers serve more than 8,000 people in more than 600 clinics across the country. in 2016, nearly 2.5 million people turned to the organization for health care. this claim amid increased scrutiny of its leadership in the political arena. beginning today those responsibilities fall to lina
when who takes over as the new president. she was previously baltimore's health commissioner and she's here only on "cbs this morning." good morning, doctor, how are you? >> i'm doing well. its my first day on the job -- >> and you're with us, yeah. >> you're the first doctor to lead this organization in half a century. what do you plan to bring to the organization from your background? >> well, this is deeply personal to me. i was a patient of planned parenthood and so was my mother and my sister just like one in five women in america. as a doctor, i am proud to lead our organization as we deliver life saving care to 2.5 million people every year. >> why did your family use planned parenthood? >> when we first came to this country, my mother didn't have health care anywhere else and planned parenthood was there for her just as its there for women across the country to provide cancer screenings and birth control. we do more to prevent unintended pregnancy every year than any other organization. >> did you have any trepidation,
you're the mother of a 14-month-old baby, you're still a practicing emergency room physician, it is now become such a political -- politicized and such a controversial job, did you have any trepidation about taking it? >> being a parent has clarified my values and what i want to do is to shape the future for my son eli and its a future where all people are treated the same, that all people have the right to health care and where its a society where we trust women and we trust all people to make the best decisions for themselves and their bodies. >> so were you encouraged after the elections? >> yes and no. on the one hand, we saw people rise up, women, people of color rise up to speak in favor of reproductive rights and access to health care, but on the other hand, less than 24 hours after the elections, the trump administration came out with new rules that would prevent employers or that would allow
employers to deny women birth control coverage. i can't believe its 2018 and we're still debating birth control. imagine if we're having the same conversation about have a sec toe mys or insulin. women's health care is health care and health care shouldn't be political. >> it is your first day at the job but you are familiar with the trump administrations health commissioner in baltimore. you sued this administration twice and won. given that this is a president who seems to hold grudges and has personal reactions to people directly, how do you plan on working with this administration going forward? >> i come to this work as a doctor and not a politician. i'll work with anyone who wants to expand access to health care. for me its deeply personal. i treated a woman who waited more than a year before she had a lump in her breast examined and by the time she got treated, it was too late. she had met static cancer and she guide died not long after i saw her. its about saving peoples' lives.
that's the work we've done at planned parenthood for over 100 years. >> doctor, you said becoming a mother clarified your values, so many people i've talked to who want to restrict abortion rights said parenthood clarified their values and that's why they want to restrict abortion rights. what do you tell those people that have the same parent based authenticity that you claim? >> my problem is if they want to impose their own beliefs on other people, as a physician, i'm trust my patients. my job is to give medically accurate information to my patients and allow them to make the best choices about their health. i don't think that politicians have any role to play in the exam room in determining people's personal, medical decisions. i trust women. >> let's talk about what's been happening at the ballot box. you had seven more governors
that were pro-abortion elected and also antiabortion laws that passed in alabama and west virginia. alabama became the first state in the nation to enact a personhood clause in its constitution, west virginia became the first state to approve a measure stripping the state constitution of any abortion rights restrictions, including an issue about medicaid funding. what's happening in the states? >> we're seeing mixed results and we are seeing people rise up in record numbers in favor of women's health care. we have more than 25 governors now who are pro-women's health. we're also seeing solidly red states like utah, idaho and nebraska voting in favor of women's health care. health care has to be a fundamental human right and that women's health care is health care. >> so is this argument that roe v. wade is going to be overturned is that hyperbole?
>> there's a very real likelihood that roe v. wade could be overturned in this supreme court, which would leave 25 million women, which is a third of women of reproductive age in this country without access to reproductive rights. >> some other case that comes through that restricts abortion rights. >> there are 15 cases right now that are just one step away from the supreme court and in the last seven years there have been 400 laws passed in different states that directly restrict women's access and i'm deeply concerned about this, from a public health perspective. >> your first day on the job, you got a lot of work to do it seems. >> thank you. >> i'm excited to do it. >> i can tell you. >> thank you for coming today. >> thank you. emmy winning journalist ann curry is working to reunite people with key figures from their past and she's here. a look at the new season of her show and her thoughts on the me too movement after
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helicopter pilot who saved his life avenue was shot down on the vietnam/cambodia border. >> i certainly felt a huge sense of relief. i thought my god we've been rescued. >> against all the odds, day of and his fellow soldiers had survived thanks to the bravery of bruce and his crew. >> i didn't see them until we got back to the airfield. i think i probably gave him a hug and he was just like yeah, sure, you're welcome kind of thing. i know that wasn't routine for him. >> ann curry joins us at the table. we should say congratulations, you have a hit on your hand. 11 million people watched this sear ruse la series and you're back again. >> i just love that man. >> i do too. it shows us how you got the story because one of the people watching said hey, could you do this for me? tell us how they got together. >> we actually got a lot of people reaching out to us because i think the series is reminding all of us that whether
we're caught in major events like wars or humanitarian disasters there are people in our lives who we have to thank, who we might forget if someone didn't remind us. but in this particular case, dave's wife saw the series and dave saw it as well, but dave's wife is the one that pushed him to reach out to us so we followed up with the story. and he's looking for the guy. >> and he doesn't know if he's alive. >> who didn't have to save him. dave's under fire way bunch of guys. they were in a helicopter that crashed in cambodia, they're under heavy fire, they know they're not going live, it's really bad and sent out a mayday right before they hit the ground. he doesn't know if anybody heard it. back at home base, the military base, they actually felt that they cannot send another ship go get them. but one guy who's delivering heavy equipment in a chinook. you saw the size of that. you don't go rescuing people in a chinook goes and turns around to his crew and says, guys,
should we go get them? we just heard the call. and everybody on the crew said let's go get them. they risked their lives, came in under heavy fire and opened up the back of the chinook so these guys could run in and everyone was saved. and now dave wants to meet the man, the pilot who made that choice. >> and so did his wife to say thank you, because without that we wouldn't have the children. they had little children. they wouldn't have had the grandchildren that they have. was such an emotional episode between the two of them when they finally do connect. >> in this case you've got a story, and she's just a wonderful interviewer. >> the wife. >> and her husband served three tours of duty in vietnam. this is a woman who served just like her husband served. that's dave when he was younger in another encounter. >> the season also looks at the women's movement and immigration as well. >> yeah, the women's movement, which is interesting because we in what i think is the third wave of the women's movement. the first wave being the one that gave us the right to vote,
the second one that gave women opportunities. had is the one that's trying to get women past those hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. and there are a lot of reasons there. so we talk about the second wave and we meet women who not only did something amazing because they had the opportunities, but one woman actually two women who actually risked their lives for the equal rights amendment and what they think of where we are today. i mean, that's really -- and also the haul kausolocaust. >> the message is don't wait. >> that's right. time ticks by and you don't know if you've run out of time. and you don't want to run out of time. but even if you do run out of time, there are people who you can reach who with want to know, right? >> that's what dave kept saying. >> speaking of time, gayle and i have a question for you about where we are in the me too movement. >> since you area last here
there's an a reckoning and it still continues. what do you think, anne, it will take for women to reach their full potential? >> i'm just a report sorry my opinion really doesn't matter. but i think if we look at history, what we notice is that it's actually legislation, changes in system and company policy. these are are the things that cause real change. women coming out to vote before, now we've seen the hundred women now on the house of representatives. there are 435, 34 seats in the house of representatives, last time i checked. so, you know, that's not even a fourth really. so we have a long way to go. it's a milestone, but it's about systemic change. so the civil rights act of 1964 was the ledge -- piece of legislation that forced open the doors saying you cannot discriminate against women. so first step but it's a very important one. >> as is the theories. great to have you on. >> thanks so much for having me.
entered a fourth day -- battling the g camp fire that's killed 29 people. good morning. it's 8:55, and i'm michelle griego. cutes in butte county have entered their fourth day battling the devastating camp fire that has killed 29 people and scorched 176 square miles. 6400 homes are destroyed. a live look outside from our exclusive sales force camera, and you can see the bay bridge, but you cannot see the east bay because the air is so thick with the haze from the smoke. the national weather service expects the air quality will get even worse today. today there's a number of events going on as the nation
and reports of a crash here, and the crash cleared to the shoulder, and it's backed up to the expressway. 11 minutes to 101. 101 light this morning, not a lot of cars on the roadway, and if you want to use that instead, good to go out of the south bay, and it looks like traffic is busy before 380, a crash on the shoulder, and slow approaching the scene, but southbound from east moore avenue to 380, an easy ride through there. thank you, gianna, talking about the smoky skies out there, and the live look with the sales force tower camera, and you can see how smoky and hazy it is to start the day. spare the air alert in effect for the bay area, due to the unhealthy air quality, and please be safe and limit your outdoor exposure. hazy, smoke-filled sunshine, and mid-60s for san francisco, and upper 60s, oakland through mountain view, and san jose, livermore, napa, and we will
wayne: wow. - yeah, boy! wayne: tiffany, what's behind the curtain? jonathan: it's a trip to italy! - i'm going to win big today. jonathan: it's in the bag. (grunts) wayne: go get your car! give him a big round of applause. you did it, you got the big deal of the day! and this is how we do it in season ten. jonathan: it's time for "let's make a deal." now here's tv's big dealer, wayne brady! wayne: hey, america, welcome to "let's make a deal." wayne brady here. thank you so much for tuning in. i need a couple to make a deal with me. let's go, let's go, the football couple up top, the football couple. (cheers and applause)