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the bay bridge. have wonderful day. is ridiculously fast. we are seriously keeping up with the joneses. keeping up with the ford's. keeping up with the garcia's. good morning to you our the romeros. patels. viewers in the west and welcome the wahh-the-wahh wolanske's. right. no one is going to have internet like this. to "cbs this morning." milestone in space. we're celebrating 50 years since xfinity makes keeping up with the joneses simple. easy. awesome. apollo 11 blasted off to the want gig-speed internet? we've got you covered. moon. tony is at kendeigh spanedy spa. or check out our other amazing speed options. get started now for as low as $29.99 a month for 12 months. >> the launch and landing that inspired a nation. click, call or visit a store today. we'll trace the steps of neil armstrong and the entire crew leading up to their first steps on another world and also talk to the crew of the international space station which right now is about 250 miles straight up. doubling down. president trump defends his racist tweets against four democratic congresswomen and faces renewed calls for his impeachment. how his inflammatory comments
are playing out on 202 campaign trail. activist murdered. police in louisiana search for suspects in the killing of a beloved civil rights activist that has left a community in shock. and fixing the system. only on "cbs this morning" rapper and activist meek mill shows how his arrest and decade-long probation inspired him to push for criminal justice reform. it is tuesday, july 16th, 2019. here's today's "eye opener" your good morning here at 8:57. world in 90 seconds. if you hate our country, if i'm checking delays on the roadways from the real-time tracking center . traffic you're not happy here, you can center. quite a bit of slowing leave. >> the president doubles down on southbound as well as his controversial comments. northbound and of san jose 101 >> as we all know the recent or southbound 101 just passed tweets and words from the president are simply a continuation of his racist, 92. zooming into the first trouble spots, this accident had been xenophobic playbook. cleared but delays have not. protests in puerto rico calling for the governor's you are backed up remotely entirely on 24 in the westbound resignation turned violent. >> police launched tear gasay a. direction. the drivetime is a 21 minute ride all the the accident a california home reduced to rubble after a massive gas explosion.
>> one person is dead and 15 southbound one-to-one with one others hurt.mp administration official tells cbs news russia is still lane closed, not slowing things down in the southbound interfering in u.s. politics. direction but northbound 101 out of san jose you are super a judge is considering whether to grant bail to jeffrey slow. as are all of your drive times. epstein, accused of abusing underage girls. the marine layer is back. >> somebody accused of these cloudy, foggy start to the day crimes should not be released. and a patchy drizzle. here is a look at the ocean r. kelly is scheduled to beach camera. you can see the wet start to appear before a judge today to be arraigned in a chicago the day along the coast. federal courtroom in his new sex as we head into the afternoon we are going to see the sun for crimes case. all that -- d'arnaud hits most of us, especially inland temperatures warming up to the one high in the air. upper 80s concord and >> it is gone! >> his third home run of the game. fairfield, low 80s for san jose >> and all that matters. in the 70s and mid 70s for today marks the 50th oakland. 67 for san francisco. anniversary of the launch of the apollo 11 mission to the moon. breezy once again along the coast and for parts of the bay. >> as the astronauts headed to the moon the women of nasa were blazing new trails on earth. temperatures warm up for your did yo a theime -- wednesday and then calling back down for thursday and friday with below average >> i did. i got letters from all over the temperatures. rebounding with the temperatures and plenty of sunshine for the weekend. world, from little girls and boys saying i didn't know women could do this. on "cbs this morning." >> if you follow the news, and i suggest you don't, you know, these are dark times.
okay? especially if you were in new york this weekend because a massive power outage crippled, crippled the city on saturday. that's right. new york city was crippled. the subway wasn't working. the streets were in chaos. people were driving like maniacs. and then the power went out. this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. we think stephen colbert is hilarious but when he said do not watch the news he did not mean "cbs this morning." just to be very clear. >> right. and two big launches last night. apollo 11 anniversary this morning. very exciting. >> i think it worked out okay for apollo 11. 50 years later we are still talking about it. welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king with anthony mason, "ctm" national correspondent jericka duncan here at the table.
always good to have you here. she is here because tony wayne: season ten! dokoupil is at the kennedy space hit it! - i'm taking the money! center in florida where exactly jonathan: it's a trip to sweden. 50 years all this morning the big deal of the day! wayne: what's in the box? apollo1 ioblasted off. jonathan: what? tiffany: selfie. >> 32 minutes - oh, my god! wayne: smash for cash. $20,000. let's go. past the hour. lift-off with apollo 11. "let's make a deal" season ten, baby. >> neil arm strong, buzz aldrin, jonathan: it's time for "let's make a deal." now here's tv's big dealer, wayne brady! and michael collin were onboard. four days later armstrong and wayne: hey, america, welcome to "let's make a deal." collins became the first two people ever to step foot on the this is a very special week, moon. as a paid spokesperson for publishers clearing house, many americans remember exactly where they were on that day. i'm thrilled to say that every day this week tony is leading our coverage in our country's greatest one of our traders, one of these people in this audience will go home with a check for $20,000. accomplishment putting a human being on the moon. tony, let us know what is going yoheard , $20,00 on there and that's where it all began. that money could pop upo homeanywhere at any time.,000. >> reporter: that's where it all everybody, look under your seats! began. that's right. 50 years ago today america and the world would have just seen the launch of the historic mission to another world. millions of people, tens of millions in fact, were glued to their tvs hoping to witness history and they were not disappointed. the world held its breath as the
saturn 5 rocket ascended into space carrying the three-man crew. this morning people gathered here at kennedy space center to mark the exact moment in 1969 when apollo 11 blasted off for the moon. a lot has changed of course in the 50 years since. you're looking at theapollo 11 rocket on that day on your left. on the right launch pad 39a that is now being leased by space kp which plans to send humans to the international space station. coming up this morning we have a lot, a big menu of things. i'll talk to two nasa astronauts. right now they are 250 miles up on the international space station. we'll chat with them about what the mission means and also only on "ctm" i'll take you behind the scenes at kennedy space center to show you where the apollo 11 astronauts got ready for the mission. plus, we'll talk to former nasa astronaut peggy witzen about how
apollo 11 inspired her to break records in space. all astronauts to a number say when you see the earth from space you realize we are all one. now back to you guys in new york. >> another beautiful morning down at kennedy space center just like it was 50 years ago. >> yes. i love the message. when you see earth from up high we're all one. i think we need that message right now. >> now more than ever. we'll have much more from tony ahead. meanwhile, in washington the house could vote as early as today on a democratic resolution denouncing president trump's racist tweets. moments ago the president tweeted about those comments. he wrote, those tweets are not racist. i don't have a racist bone in my body. yesterday at the white house he defended his controversial comments, calling for four democratic congresswomen all women of color to go back to their home countries. all four are american citizens. as far as i'm concerned, if
c leave. that's what i say all the time. it's what i said in a tweet, which i guess some people think is controversial. a lot of people love it. ye a n conference en respond calling for the president's impeachment. nancy cordes was there and joins us from capitol hill. what are republicans saying? >> reporter: well, anthony, the top republican in the house, kevin mccarthy, is defending the president. he says mr. trump isn't racist. he's just frustrated about these four congresswomen and their political views. >> no matter what the president says, this country belongs to you. and it belongs to everyone. >> reporter: the four female lawmakers who have come to be nick named the squad forcefully condemned the president. >> this is the agenda of white nationalists. >> reporter: and said his comments were part of a pattern. >> he is, if nothing else,
predictable. >> simply a continuation of his racist and xenophobic playbook. >> reporter: a republican backlash gained steam, too. >> the tweets are racist and xenophobic, period, end of story. > it's dangerous, demeaning to our fellow americans. that is simply wrong. >> reporter: but others defended him. >> of course the president is not racist. >> the comments they have made, the squad, all of them, have been so anti-american. >> reporter: so far 11 gop lawmakers have condemned the president's tweets outright. 18 have criticized both democrats and mr. trump. 10 are supporting him, leaving more than 200 republicans who have stayed silent. the new democratic resolution will force them to go on the record and vote. the measure, quote, strongly condemns president donald trump's racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new americans and people of color. >> i hear the way she talks about al qaeda.
>> reporter: the president insisted it's the women who have used hateful speech. >> can you respond to some of the president's specific claims, most notably that you're a communist and that you're pro al qaeda? >> it is beyond time to ask muslims to condemn terrorists. we are no longer going to allow the dignification of such ridiculous, ridiculous statements. >> the president referenced a 2013 video in which omar talked about al qaeda but she did not praise the group, jericka, as he claimed. >> all right. nancy cordes, thank you very much. president trump has made it clear he will use his attacks on the congresswomen as an issue in the 2020 campaign. it's not the first time he's been accused of racist language. ed o'keefe is in des moines, iowa, where the democratic candidates are weighing in. ed, how is this playing out on the campaign trail? >> reporter: well, jericka, good
morning. democratic presidential candidates get asked every day, heck, some get asked every few hours about something the president has done or said. sometimes they try to brush it off and change the subject but not this time. racist tweets. >> it's sickening. it's embarrassing. >> reporter: but from day one of his presidential campaign -- >> they're bringing crime. they're rapists. >> reporter: and ever since -- >> a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> reporter: the president has repeatedly stoked racial tensions. >> you had some very bad people in that group but you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. >> reporter: democratic front-runner joe biden said it is not just the president who he disagrees with. >> what do you say to americans who might agree with what the president tweeted yesterday? >> i say i'm ashamed of you. >> reporter: you'd say that to voters? >> i say that to anybody who is that racist.
i am ashamed of a racist. >> reporter: president trump refused to back down in part because he believes his supporters will stand by him. many we heard from yesterday do. >> i know some people don't like his tweets and they think he is crass and that's why i voted for him. >> doing it the only way he can to get this country back. >> if you think you have it better or in your -- where you came from or how they did things there, go back. where you came from. >> reporter: in a sign of how the racial tensions are being observed around the world, the senior administration official confirms to cbs news that russia is still meddling in u.s. politics, mostly through social media, by stoking these racial divisions. the trump administration has told russia to, quote, knock it off, but that senior administration official says, there is no sign they're doing that just yet. gayle? >> all right. ed, thank you very much. breaking news, there are concerns this morning that iran may have seized an oil tanker belonging to the united arabasse
strait of hormuz on sunday flying a panamanian flag when it was hailed by iranian vessels. it has since stopped transmitting its location. cbs' news david martin who is traveling in the middle east with america's top military commander in the region confirms that the u.s. is looking into this situation. the incident comes just days after iran tried to seize a british tanker traveling through the strait. proechts turned violent outside the governor's mansion in puerto rico overnight as backlash intensifies over governor ricardo rossello's controversial group chat. thousands gathered for a third day to call for his resignation. some demonstrators were hit with tear gas and pepper spray from police in riot gear. protesters say the new scandal is the breaking point. profane, sexist, and homophobic messagesetrossello and
his allies targeted those critical of his handling of the reliefernoon in connection with his sex crimes charges. last week federal prosecutors charged kelly with new crimes, including paying off alleged victims and child pornography. those federal indictments add to similar state charges. adriana diaz is outside the federal courthouse in chicago. what can we expect today? >> reporter: good morning. a judge will decide whether kelly will be released on bail. meanwhile the celebrity attorney michael avenatti says the new charges include sex tapes he handed over to prosecutors and is offering an explanation for why kelly was allowed to walk free after the 2008 trial. >> the fact that he was acquitted, it was bogus. >> reporter: he says r. kelly paid more than $2 million to
silence a girl and her parents at the center of his 2008 child pornography trial. they didn't testify and a jury eventually acquitted kelly of all charges. avenatti says he represents nine clients related to kelly's case including victims, parents, and so-called whistle blowers like a former kelly associate who avenatti says was paid to hunt down a missing sex tape involving a minor. >> he specifically told the associate that his life was, quote, on the line. >> reporter: the lawyer says at least two sex tapes are part of the evidence that could put kelly behind bars for life. on friday federal prosecutors in illinois and new york unsealed 18 charges against the embattled singer accusing him of crimes against women and girls over two decades. kelly defended his record with gayle king in march. >> robert, have you broken any laws when it comes to women? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: in a video posted on tmz monday, jocelyne savage
and azriel clary who say they are living in a consensual relationship with kelly say they support the singer. >> just so thankful for everything you guys are saying and trying to do to help im. >> of course you interveered th -- interviewed them in march. he is facing federal charges relating to fraud and extortion. another detail offered by a lawyer is that the singer allegedly made people to take lie detector tests to determine if copies of the sex tapes had been made. gayle? >> a lot of layers to that story. thank you very much. next time you run into adriana tell her congratulations. she is a newlywed. call her mrs. smith. three days after vanishing in the remote california wilderness a hiker is back with her family this morning. searchers discovered 60-year-old sheryl powell yesterday about two and a half miles from her last known location near the nevada border. her family says she left a camp
site on friday to take her little dog for a short walk while her husband moved the jeep. powell says she was chased by a man with a knife and got lost when she ran off the trail. she was hospitalized. her dog has also been found. all i can say is this. these hikers always seem to be in really good condition. this is like the third or fourth story where a hiker has been missing and they're found okay. >> we're glad they're okay. this morning crowds gathered at kennedy space center to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic apollo 11 launch. let's go back to tony dokoupil near launch pad 39a. what's the mood there? >> reporter: the mood is excitement, anticipation. it is a beautiful morning exactly like that morning 50 years ago. we should point out the actual moon walk happened 50 years ago this coming saturday. that is how long it takes to get from here on earth all the way to the moon, about four days. that accomplishment, getting there, landing, and then stepping out on the dust of an alien world still stands arguably i would say not so arguably as humanity's greatest
achievement to date. >> the eagle has landed. >> reporter: before any steps could be taken here -- >> that's one small step for man -- >> reporter: one giant leap had to be made on earth. >> it's going to be a journey certainly for the history books. >> reporter: it all started with a push. russia launched the first person into space in 1961, inspiring america to reach further. >> we choose to go to the moon. >> reporter: to get there what we needed is one of these, the saturn 5 rocket, which was and is the most powerful rocket ever built. here at the apollo saturn 5 center you get a sense of its you sheer size. 6 million pounds when fueled for lift-off with enough power to drive the average car around the world 800 times. on the morning of july 16th, 1969, it commanded the world's attention. more than a million people reportedly traveled to see it.
>> this is cbs news, color coverage of "man on the moon." >> reporter: millions more tuned in. >> the epic journey of apollo 11. >> reporter: as neil arm strong, buzz aldrin, and michael collins headed out for another world. >> so it is now, before they go, as their gleaming vehicle sits poised and peaceful out there behind me on pad 39a that there is time, if only briefly, in this busy morning, to think of those three men and the burdens and the hopes that they carry on behalf of all man kind. >> reporter: at 9:32 a.m. -- >> ignition sequence starts. >> reporter: the sky, it seemed, was no longer the limit. >> lift-off. we have a lift-off. 32 minutes past the hour, lift-off on apollo 11. >> reporter: anthony, to give you an idea of just how huge that lift-off was, more than a million people came here to the coast to watch the launch.
the traffic was so thick in fact it took the astronauts 27 minutes to go the eight miles from their crew quarter to the launch location where we are. members of congress also flocked here. about half of the members of congress. and press from 56 different countries. i guess the only question i have at the end of that is only half of congress? what were the other guys doing? >> they missed out. still so impressive to watch. tony, thank you. ahead astronauts nick hague and christina koch talk to us from the international space station to explain what the moon landing means to them. . good tuesday morning to you. the marine layer is back. a cloudy and foggy start also drizzle as wl along the coast and parts of the baych heading through the afternoon, we will are clearing for most of us. temperatures will be slightly cooler today. upper 80s for our inland location. warming up concord, fairfield and low 80s in san hoe say. 73 in oakland. 67 in san francisco. and for pacifica 64. so breezy along the coast and
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lift-off. 50 years ago today apollo launched the first manned mission to land on the moon. >> president trump defends his racist tweets while the congresswo cl for his impeachment. >> police questioned a suspect who confessed to killing an american scientist on a greek island. >> only on "cbs this morning" rapper meek mill tells us why his experience in the criminal justice system inspired him to push for a nationwide prison reform. >> i want to help people get the right start and make it a fair game. >> i'm at the kendyce center >> i got to imagine these guys are realizing the whole world is
watching. >> i don't know about them but i was pretty pumped. >> i like that. pretty mumt. i think tony dokoupil is one of them. he has one of the best assignments. he wins today. >> he sure does. >> welcome back to "cbs" and as you know tony dokoupil is at the kennedy space center. look who is here. jericka duncan. always good to have her at the table. we'll begin with this. in louisiana police are hunting for suspects in the murder of a beloved local civil rights activist. the east baton rouge coroner yesterday ruled the death of sadie roberts joseph a homicide. she died of suffocation. the 75-year-old's body was found in the trunk of her car four days ago. errol barnett is in baton rouge at the museum roberts-joseph founded almost two decades ago. what is the latest on the investigation in this case? >> reporter: good morning. just to give you a sense of how sacred sadie roberts-joseph is a state lawmaker is collecting
donations right now to keep her museum open. her body was discovered about two miles from here and medical examiners are looking at it closely to try and understand what happened to her in her final hours on friday. investigators say community activist sadie roberts-joseph died from traumatic asphyxia including suffocation not long after she visited her family. cbs news spoke with her niece, pat mcallister-leduff. >> we have to find out who did this. she can't go down like this and doesn't deserve this. >> reporter: her family says the 75-year-old stopped by her sister's house to bake a southern staple, corn bread. hours later her body was found in her vehicle's trunk in a residential neighborhood. police are looking for potential waits to the crime. >> the fact somebody would even do this to her is disturbing. it really is. >> she made everybody feel good about themselves. to let you know that you can
carry on. and we are going to miss that. >> reporter: her brother described roberts-joseph as selfless. >> she would always do a favor for people. it was never too much to do. >> reporter: but he says she was best known for her local contributions. she began her african-american museum in 2001. it includes art work and historic items like this bus from the 1953 baton rouge bus boycotts. this video shows roberts-joseph at this year's annual juneteenth celebration she hosted for years in bat oj rouge to commemorate the emancipation of slaves in the south. news of her death has rocked this community. >> she was passionate about preserving this museum and keeping it here for generations to come and enjoy. >> her impact on this city is hard to put into words. but i do think baton rouge owes it to her to make certain that this legacy of hers remains.
>> reporter: the police are remaining very tight lipped. they cite this ongoing investigation, the city is offering $5,000 for information leading to arrest or indictment. consider this. the family is fearful that if a suspect is announced but not in custody the community may seek its own justice. jericka, there is a vigil here tonight. >> wow. errol, thank you. what a beautiful spirit she was. as we look back this morning at the historic apollo 11 mission nasa is planning a return to the moon by 2024. ahead we'll look at what nasa needs to do to beat the ambitious deadline. we get a closeup look at the latest design after nasa space capsule. if you're on the go, subscribe to our podcast. here are the day's top stories, as gayle would say, it's a deal. you can find them in less than 20 minutes. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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in the visitors center at kennedy space center. that's about two miles from where i am. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is one of the old "apollo" capsules. this belonged to "apollo 14." inside it, three men flew a quarter million miles to the moon and returned to earth safely. i want to show you how nasa plans to go back to the moon. it's been called "apollo on steroids." this is o'rn, orion, the first space capsule since is the "apollo" era. the astronauts have been evaluating what nasa has been testing all the way to splashdowns. we got to see up close at the johnson space center. >> we put these on to make sure when we're getting in and out since we're not astronauts, we don't hurt ourselves. >> reporter: we are not
astronauts. from the outside, orion looks similar to "apollo's" capsule. but climb inside. michael kirasich oversees the orion program. the capsule is 50% bigger than "apollo's." roomy enough for four astronauts. >> you'll be the pilot today, i'll be the commander. >> reporter: at eye laefl a 21st century dashboard. >> when we went last time the goal was land on the balloon and return them safely to earth, and we did that. this time it's different. it's about a sustainable, long-term human space exploration program. >> reporter: "orion" would launch on top of an sls rocket designed to be more portfolio than the "apollo" era saturn five. the destination, a mini space station orbiting the moon called gateway. the crew would dock there and take a lunar lander down to the moon's surface. a handful of companies are preparationing designs for
gateway. frank demauro showed the mockup of a gateway habitat. he oversees space relations for the company. >> reporter: up to four astronauts could work and live here for up to two months. >> if you look up here, that's a berth that a crew member would go in when it's time to sleep. >> reporter: the "apollo" astronauts were basically living out of their car to and from the moon. this is more of a home. >> it's a place where they cook their food, they can gather and socialize, but really do their work. >> reporter: but"orion" is years behind schedule, and trump ordered americans put a man back on the moon by 2024. if nasa's not capable of landing sflauts on the moon in five years, we need to change the organization, not the mission. >> reporter: nasa did just that last week, ousting the top two
managers of the program. >> it was entirely my decision, but at the end of the day, we need to be very clear that nasa is committed to cost and schedule. >> reporter: nasa administrator jim bridenstine says it could take $20 billion additional over five years to meet that new deadline. >> my next step is to get the support from the >> reporter: when this hatch closes, imagine three astronauts squeezed inside for eight days for the roundtrip to the moon. now, without additional billions, nasa has no chance of going back to the moon by 2024. administrative bridenstine will be on capitol hill tomorrow to make nasa's case. >> 20294, it will be -- 2024, it will be here before you know it. thank you so much, mark. thank you.
they say they hope to have the first woman, 2024. >> uh-huh. >> maybe it could be me. >> why not? would you want to go? >> oh, man. >> you have a daughter -- >> i know. she has to come with me. the idea of 10, 15, 20 years from now, what does that space exploration look like is freaky. >> it's looking a lot more comfortable. if they had netflix up there i might go. >> two years later we're talking about it. it is breathtaking when you see it. it does make you proud to say we did that. the u.s. did that. >> it's incredible. especially when you saw what they traveled in. >> yeah. before "apollo 11" blasted off nasa found a stand-in for the lunar surface here on earth. ahead in a special space-themed "what to watch," how the space agency transformed a section of desert into a training area for
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man embarks today on history's greatest adventure. the dow of this day heralded the dawning of a newbs ne' walte awaiting the launch of "apollo 11" at the kennedy space center 50 years ago today, guys. all morning long our streaming service at cbsn will play cbs' coverage of the launch as it happened back in 1969. cbsn's vladimir duthiers there with tony for a special space edition of "what to watch." >> that is right. put away your earthly concerns, viewers at home and those in the studio. vlad is here for an out-of-this-world segment, i'm over the moon about it, you might say. >> calling it "what to watch." >> it's an honor to be here, representing the network. good morning to all of you back in new york and all of you watching across the united states. here are a few stories we're going to be talking about today -- as we mark the 50th anniversary of the "apollo 11" launch, we remember the pioneers
t stage for the first african-american in space. back in 1961, air force pilot ed dwight was chosen by president john f. kennedy's administration to bring diversity to nasa and become america's first black astronaut. he appeared on national magazine covers and radio programs to promote the space program, but dwight said he was a target of racism from colleagues and officials, and he was not selected by nasa to be an astronaut. he later left the air notice. lyndon b. johnson picked robert lawrence to be the first black astronaut, but he never made it to space either. sadly, he died in a training accident in 1967. it wasn't until 1983 that we would see guy bluford become the first african-american to make it into space. eems likeor long . everybody didn't get to go to space. >> that's right. 18 african-americans have been apherdo that it took 22 years
moment. all right. before lunar landings, astronauts had to navigate a training ground that seems as desolate as the moon. in between the grand canyon and phoenix is an area in flagstaff, arizona. it's a near perfect blueprint what neil armstrong and the rest of the crew encountered while they were walking on the moon. in the 1960s, the geological survey made flagstaff more moonlight to test vehicles and equipment, hundreds of craters were blasted into the fields. there is a remarkable story. they blasted craters to creates a lunar surface. here all moon-bound astronauts learned how to walk through rough terrain in their space suits. they also took crash courses on rock formations and lunar mapping. in fact, they named a crater on the moon, they named it flag crater in honor of flagstaff. ou get up there, you're space i.
light as a bird flighting around. >> one-sixth of the earth's gravity. over at the jet propulsion laboratory, they are sharing the technology and gadgets we would not have today if it weren't for space travel. check this out. technology used in cat stance and mri machines was originally developed to produce computer enhanced images of the moon during the "apollo" missions. this is my favorite one. the dustbuster. >> yeah. >> the dustbuster was invented by nasa scientists as a lightweight device to collect rock samples on the moon. so all of you that are like me about dust in the house, you can thank nasa for the dustbuster. memory foam mattresses are a result of a 1970s invention to help make nasa test pilots' seats more comfortable. they were later installed in space shuttles. many tech items including wireless headsets, the small camera in cell phones, they were also developed by nasa. the cell phone in your pocket, the wireless head business set
in our ears, and gayle, the dustbuster owes its debt to nasa. think about that the next time you clean up the how to. >> that's me cleaning up the house with the dustbuster. thank you, tony and vlad, matching black shirts. we're talking to meek mill after the break. but i'm a survivor. after my heart attack, my doctor prescribed brilinta. it's for people who have been hospitalized for a heart attack. brilinta is taken with a low-dose aspirin. no more than 100 milligrams as it affects how well brilinta works. brilinta helps keep platelets from sticking together and forming a clot. in a clinical study, brilinta worked better than plavix. brilinta reduced the chance of having another heart attack... ...or dying from one. don't stop taking brilinta without talking to your doctor, since stopping it too soon increases your risk of clots in your stent, heart attack, stroke, and even death. brilinta may cause bruising or bleeding more easily, or serious, sometimes fatal bleeding. don't take brilinta if you have bleeding, like stomach ulcers, a history of bleeding in the brain, or severe liver problems. slow heart rhythm has been reported. tell your doctor about bleeding
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welcome ck. esident trump defends his racist tweets about four progressive lawmakers. we'll talk to a leading expert on the history of racism. we have much more on the 50th anniversary of "apollo 11." tony dokoupil at the kennedy space center with the launch's lasting impact. >> i'm at the apollo saturn 5 center with one of the lunar modules nasa built to land on the moon 50 years ago. coming up thi halk to peggy whitson about how it inspired her to become an astronaut and talk to astronauts orbiting the globe right now about the future of the space program. >> here is the eye-opener. >> 50 years ago "apollo 11"
blasted off. >> armstrong and aldrin became the first to step on the moon. >> 50 years ago -- >> the launch of the historic mission to another world. millions glued to their tv and they were not disappointed. >> kevin mccarthy defended the president. he said mr. trump isn't racist, just frustrated about these four women and their political views. democratic presidential candidates get asked every day about something the president has done or said. sometimes they try to brush it off and change the subject but not this time. >> a judge will decide whether kelly will be released on bail. meantime attorney michael avenatti said the new charges sex case he handed over to federal prosecutors. >> more than a million facebook users say they want to storm area 51 in an effort to, quote, see the aliens. the air force says, quote, the air force always stands ready to protect america and its assets.
>> okay. i don't think area 51 was suspicious until the last part. he military is like, guys, it's g's "an ordinary training range, and if you come near here we will kill all of you. >> this morning's eye-opener presented by toyota, let's go places. >> i hope to go my whole life and never see an alien face-to-face. he you believe in aliens. >> i do believe in them. i don' i don't think we're the only thonyhere but i don't want to get one any time soon. ionalay. i'm anthony mason with gayle er in fl jericka duncan. tony dokoupil is at the kennedy this mcenter in florida as we wakemorate the 50th anniversary of "apollo 11." armstrorning nasa tweeted, wake ,p, it's launch day. missioecades ago, they blasted alk on a mission to do what no it.an had done before. aalk on the moon. henthey did it. "apollo 11" was the source of national pride back then and
actually remains so 50 years later. in a new cbs news poll, 40% of americans say no national event has given them as much pride as that moon landing. tony dokoupil joins us from kennedy space center. tony, talking about moods, what's the mood there? >> i'd have to say extremely excited is an understatement. people are gathered here to celebrate this historic day. dozens showed up this morning to be here for the exact moment "apollo 11" took off from launch pad 39, a at 9:32 a.m. back in 1969. four whole days later on july 20th, "apollo 11" landed on the moon surface with an estimated 650 million people watching on television. neil armstrong and buzz aldrin planted and american flag that morning. neil armstrong, age 38, same age as i will uttered that phrase no one will ever forget. that's one small step for one giant leap for mankind. walter cronkite anchored the launch and landing for cbs news.
back then we into with two young kids about the launch. >> 100 years ago they would think it's crazy to fly up there and everything. >> it's not so crazy now. >> no. >> how about you? >> i think it's interesting. it will probably solve the population explosion and everything if we can settle people up there. >> reporter: in our next half hour, i'll take everyone on tour of the kennedy space center. something you'll only see this morning. they let us walk a mile in the astronaut's space shoes to see what the moments were like just before launch. the saturn 5 rocket that sent the astronauts into space, it was and is the tallest and most powerful rocket ever built. they put it together in the building behind me. just wait until you see how large it is on the inside. >> all right. can't wait. thank you, tony. democrats and some republicans are speaking out against president trump's racist tweets about four democratic women. house democrats introduced a
resolution condemning the president's comments. mr. trump told lawmakers, who are women are color and american citizens, to go back to their countries. the house could vote today on that resolution. so far at least 29 republicans have criticized the president's words. >> yesterday the four women apparently targeted by the president -- he didn't name them specifically -- slammed his comments and racist and called for his impeachment. a short time ago president trump defended his tweets writing, rebu quote, those tweets were not racist. i don't have a racist bone in my body. >> ibram kendi, director of nti-racist research and policy s iner at american university in washington, d.c. he's made the trip to join us at onsidered this morning. good to see you. >> good morning. people us to the history of go back where you came from? >> why is it considered a racist statement? i know it made a lot of people alinge when he said it. probn the 19th century many
reformers, thought the way to oflve the race problem, specifically negro problem, was a send back the blacks. it started with jefferson in 1877 and up to abraham lincoln. t it's never said of caucasians nd white people of european descent. >> never. it's assumed it's their country. people of color, it's assumed it's not their country. >> some of the president's supporters have called his tweets inappropriate, not racist. >> first i say there's no such thing as not racist. mething racist and anti-racists. racists suggest something wrong or right, superior or inferior t inheren normal plecans are whites tare america. >> prdea suggests that somehow
people of color are not ters say. raat's deeply racist. >> i heard one of his supporters say they are not racist because in the tweets he never mentions race. how can it be -- i heard someone say, he never mentions race, how can it be considered racist. >> poll taxes, grandfather clauses, these are voting suppression bills widely considered by americans to be racist but there was no racial language in them. fordon't have to have racial therege in an idea or even in a golicy to be racist. it's about the outcome. are you suggesting there's something wrong with a particular group, creating inequity? that's the true measure of in s whether something is racist. >> what role do republicans play in checking the president about these comments. you hear them say it's unacceptable, it's divisive, people are frustrated, but some of them are not really calling out this behavior as racist. what role do they play in sort of helping move this
conversation forward or get a better understanding of how our president can say that and some people feel that's not offensive. >> i think republicans should play the same role as all americans, that is to identify racism when they see it and to say that america is not going to stand for it. this is a bipartisan issue. this is an issue that cuts across lines. either where a nation of immigrants, either a nation where everyone is included or whether a nation of white people. i think we have to decide -- republicans need to decide what type of nation are they going to stand up for. repeatedly condemned racism and bigotry in all forms. >> so every group of racists in american history have condemned bigotry and racism in all forms except their form. slave owners condemned it. segregationist condemned it. mass incarcerators condemn it. they all condemn it but deny
their own racism. that's essential to racism. >> congresswoman ilhan omar came under fire for some of comments she made, some divisive things. should she be criticized? do you see comparisons between her remarks and what the president said as the same? >> i do not. >> why? >> she was very specific in criticizing the policies of a country. in this case, the country was israel. trump has specifically criticized racial groups of people. >> like what? >> when he said that mexicans are rapists. when he said black people -- that a trait of blacks is laziness. this is a condemnation of a racial group of people. that is effectively racism. when we criticize a try's poli, is not -- when you criticize israeli policies
that's not antisemitic but when you say something wrong where juice that is. >> can you criticize racist tweets and not be a racist. >> what you do, what you say, what policies you support determines whether you're being racist or anti-racist. no, if you say things that are racist, you're racist. just like if you say things anti-racist the next minute you're being anti-racist. what we do are effectively who we are in that moment. >> the people that don't criticize those remarks, are they racist? people say i like his policies. i don't like he said that but i like some of his policies. >> so when you have a politician who is mass producing and circulating ideas, racist ideas as ones i just described, saying that immigrants from the south are criminals bev says anything about immigrants from europe or even the north. when you ask him when he says these things and you don't challenge these things, you're
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i'll get it. get to know geico and see how much you could save on renters insurance. we're celebrating 50 years since "apollo 11" blasted off we're celebrating 50 years since "apollo 11" blasted off into space. it paved the way for the future of space travel. astronaut nick hague and tris tina koch are the closest to the moon. they are on the space stage 250 miles above earth and 230,000 miles away from the moon. tony talked to the american trts ken e center. ace re began as rivalry but hague and koch joined their counterpart in cooperation and commemorating "apollo 11" mission with a message that read
in part, it was indeed a giant leap for the people of the earth. i into with them earlier about the apollo mission and nasa's plans to return to the moon by 2024. i'm joined by astronauts nick hague and christina koch. good morning, guys. >> good morning, tony. it's a pleasure to be with you. >> it looks like you've been having some fun this morning. i've been watching flips and turns, a lot of fun in anti-gravity. i guess my first question is here we are 50 years from the "apollo 11" mission. as you twirl and orbit in space, what does it mean to you? >> i think what it means to us is a great inspirational moment to think back to what the teams were able to accomplish when they really put their minds to something and they took on the challenge that was so huge that they knew it would alter the course of history. we feel connected to that event because we're so honored to be part of the space program today and to continue their legacy. we're in a period now where we're able to explore the
frontiers of science and uncover and unlock amazing secrets that help to benefit life on earth. so feeling that connection and that inspiration is really what it means to us today. >> nick, you've had the experience of a phairy near abort after launch. in fact, it was a full abort. with that in mind, can you help us understand what the "apollo 11" astronauts must have been thinking as they prepared for launch 50 years ago this morning? >> you know, i think that every hat'strapped themselves into a rocket thinks the same things. you've spent many years training for that moment to try to do everything perfect and to -- if something doesn't work right with the system to figure out how to work around it. that's what we train for. there's a massive team on the ground that prepares you for that. so that's what gives you the confidence going in, knowing that you've got this gigantic
team of 100,000 or hundreds of thousands of people that are supporting you and making it all possible. they are as committed to making it a successful mission as you are. and so the second time i got into the rocket, i was just as confident as the first time i got into the rocket and it's because of that team. >> hey, christina, you said that being in space and seeing the perspective of the earth from above, the so-called overview effect, has reminded you that we are one on this planet. can you talk about about how one's perspective changes being in space and what it might mean if everybody got that perspective? >> you're exactly right. the perspective of looking down on the earth from here is a big reminder that as humans were most fundamental aspects of who we are, and that we're way more alike than we are different. those differences are just as exciting, and they often arise from just the amazing geographical conditions of where
we are on the planet. i think the apollo astronauts had an even more amazing perspective of earth. the photograph, the famous photograph of earth rise, earth taken from the moon, really showed us that we are on one planet, and that that planet is what sustains us all and what we have in common. if everyone had the opportunity to see that, we would certainly know that deep down we are all the same and that we can accomplish the best things and the greatest things when we work together as humans. >> ain't it true. nick hague will return to the earth in the fall. christina koch will remain in orbit until february 2020 at which time she will have set a record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman. i'll send it back to you guys. i want to underscore what christina had to say, from the perspective of space, all the astronauts say, we are one planet. >> we can't wait for her to return and spread that message. thank you, tony.
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my story is british computing pioneer and legendary world war ii code breaker alan turing will be the new face on britain's 50-pound note, worth about $62. this is very significant. turing cracked -- helped lead a team that cracked the nazi code in world war ii that turned the course of the war. he designed a computer that was a machine that was a forerunner of the modern computer. but what became tragic was he was prosecuted in the '50s for homosexuality which was then illegal. he died a couple of years later at the age of 41. queen elizabeth ultimately pardoned him posthumously. he was played by benedict cumberbatch in "the imitation game." finally he gets an honor that he deserves for all that he's done for the world, in fact. he was chosen from among 227,000 nominees. alan turing. >> well deserved. i'll go last. it has to do with women's soccer. can't get enough of these women. neither can procter and gamble. why? they're throwing their support behind the women's national team
and their fight for equal pay. how are they doing that? $529,000 they'renating to the national team's players association. part of the e secret deodorant brand. why the figure 529? represents $23,000 for each member of the 23 player world cup roster. inequality is more about pay and players, says procter & gamble, it's about values. this is on the eve of mediation to do something about the gender inequality. hopefully this will put even more pressure on the federal gender discrimination and on the soccer league to do something to change the fight, to change it so that women get equal pay. these women have delivered. if i wasn't already wearing secret deodorant, i'll go out and buy myself some today. comes in a lovely blue tube. lovely blue thing. only on "cbs this morning," we went behind the scenes to see what the "apollo 11" crew did in the hours before they blasted off for the moon 50 years ago today.
curious whate tony shows us everything from where they suited up to what they ate for breakfast. he's at the kennedy space center where the historic launch took place. do tell. >> reporter: good morning. this time 50 years ago they would have been on their way. the three men woke up not far from where i'm standing, and they woke up with a singular mission in mind, becoming the first human crew to land on the moon. not only land but step out and walk on another world. bob cabana guided us through the lunar pioneers that they take took on that day. at 4:15 in 1969 the astronauts would have woken up at crew quarters. they would have been in a bedroom down the hallway to the right and made their way to the lining room, where on the menu,
anything they wanted. what they happened to choose was scrambled eggs, steak, toast, orange juice, and coffee. how were they thinking about that flight to come? >> i think they're thinking, you've practiced for it. so you know what to expect. >> reporter: 4:15 a.m. wake-up, breakfast, then they show up here in the -- >> suit room. you got your suit on, and you sat down in that seat, and they hook you up with panels to make sure everything was working correctly before you headed out. >> reporter: all suited up, the three "apollo 11" astronauts walked down this hallway? >> right. with the team supporting them. and the support crew here in crew quarters would be standing at the door cheering and clapping and they would get in the van and go to the pad. >> reporter: once you come out those doors, you see the cameras, you see the people, i got to imagine that these guys are realizing the whole world is watching. >> you walk out, and everybody's cheering and clapping. it makes you feel proud. >> reporter: we were just in the crew quarters where the crew gets dressed. >> right. >> reporter: this is where, correct me if i'm wrong, the rocket gets dressed. >> that's right. the vehicle assembly building.
>> reporter: the saturn 5 is still the biggest rocket ever made. to put that together you had to build what is still one of the biggest buildings ever made. >> absolutely. >> reporter: these ceilings are 500-plus feet? >> i think 535 when you're up on the roof. >> reporter: we're on our way to the roof. >> on our way to the roof. we're at the 34 level. we'll get on a different elevator that goes to the top. >> reporter: "apollo 11" 50 years ago -- >> 50 years ago, that pad. the caller transporter would pick up the mobile launcher with the rocket, roll out the big doors, go in less than a mile-an-hour, and head out the 3.5-mile trek to the pad. >> reporter: you say 39b is our >> 39b. we've been challenged to put the firs moon in 224. and we're going to make that happen. i think we've got an outstanding future. >> reporter: i did ask cab ban that about a new cbs poll that shows fewer than 50% of americans think their country remains the world leader in space exploration. he acknowledged that nasa has to do a better job communicating
to the public about what he calls the great things they're doing, but he thinks we're still the leader. and to demonstrate it he says we'll be going back to the moon in 2024. after that, of course, the goal is mars. gayle? >> the goal is mars. tony, that it was such a great piece. part of your piece, we had side by side of what they had back then and showed you walking today in 2019. very nicely done. gives me a lot of goosebumps. thank you, sir. see you back at the table tomorrow. as rapper meek mill -- >> all right. >> all right. as rapper meek mill tries to get his conviction on drug and gun charges overturned he wants to be the face of criminal justice reform. coming up only on "cbs this morning," we talk with him about how his time on probation has impacted his family life.
♪ philadelphia hip-hop artist meek mill will be back in court today trying to get his more than decade-old conviction on gun and drug charges thrown out. the rapper wants to make himself the face of criminal justice reform after many criticized his 2017 prison sentence for violating probation as too extreme. only on "cbs this morning," we met with meek mill in his hometown of philadelphia. we
>> people come up in the environments that i come up in around drugs, violence, death. you see at on a daily basis. and you know, people make mistakes. people have -- people selling drugs on your doorstep, shooting every night in your neighborhood. as you know it and get older, i was 18 when i got caught carrying a gun. i felt like that was necessary >> to protect yourself? >> i think any smart person in america, if he was in that situation, like this is the only choice you have to make to stay alive. ♪ >> reporter: philadelphia native robert rihmeek williams, better known as meek mill, served five months in prison after a 2008 conviction and was given seven years probation. after violations that extended that probation, including failing a drug test and violating travel restrictions, a judge sentenced the rapper in 2017 to up to four years in prison. >> free meek mill!t iv
he walked free month later after the pennsylvania supreme court intervened, but he's still on probation. >> some days i think about it, wake up like, i'm on probation, i can't just get up and take my son to disney world. i'm having to ask someone if i can travel my whole adult life since the age of 18 to 32. i can't go across the state line. >> reporter: any time you want to go somewhere outside of what, philadelphia -- >> yeah, philadelphia. >> reporter: -- you have to get permission to travel? >> yes. even if it's to the next county over. if it's out of the city. if you don't ask for permission, you can get the rest of your probation time given to you as jail time legally. >> taking your son to school, you have to call and get permission? >> yes. my son lives in new jersey, but i live in philadelphia, the bridge is a 15-minute ride. it's just a bridge. i couldn't get him from school. >> what are you teaching my son? >> i'm teaching my son about dignity. i'm teaching him about respect. i'm teaching him about being like i was and always being the man of the house. >> by the time you were 5, you didn't have a father. how do you learn to be a good father? >> by watching tv shows and
something like that really. >> seriously? >> yeah. basically, you just got to learn. i'm not perfect, i don't know, i try to make the best of it. >> you feel they support you here? >> yeah. >> now 32 years old, meek mill is paying it forward. the rapper's partnered with philadelphia 76ers co-owner michael rubin and hip-hop icon jay-z to create the reform alliance. that's an organization dedicated to battling injustice. >> it's the way that the system is structured. like you have a kid, you got 35 charges, he's facing 25 years. he was selling two bags of weed. but ended up getting charged with a bunch of charges. he don't have money, so he can't hire an attorney. he's going to take a deal. and his life is just ruined. >> you are not advocating for people who have actually committed crimes. that's not what you're saying here. >> i'm not speaking for low lives, anyone out here being a threat and doing what you're doing to break the community, i'm not speaking for you. i'm speaking for the people who are actually caught up in these situations and trying to make it
out. if you do your time for your crime and get out of the system and are trying to better yourself, i'm speaking for you. people in this world make mistakes. >> that's why the reform alliance is so important. tell me about the work you want to do with that. >> the work i want to do is actually make a smart probation and parole act where you can gain your life back and get your life back on track, not just be caught up in a loop and going in and out of the system. i want to do something for the people who come from where i come from because we do start, and it goes back to slavery. we have to catch up. you know, i want to help people get the right start and make it a fair game. >> prosecutors also agree that meek mill's conviction should be overturned because of a perceived bias from the judge who sentenced him. the rapper could be retied under a new judge. and we'll have more next week including a special announcement about his next chapter. it's a very big deal. i'm holding myself not being able to say -- it's so important, but he makes a very important case about probation.
couple times he was shooting a video, he was driving a motorcycle and popped a wheelie. he was arrested for that. that's considered a violation probation. they said failed a drug test, failed for taking percocet. he said let the punishment fit the crime. he said the probation violations are out of control. >> does he believe it will be overturned? >> it's funny, i asked him that. he goes i don't know what to think. you know, there was a time in my life where i would obsess about what's going to happen. now he says, i'm going to go with the flow. he hopes it would be overturned, but he never thought he would be in this position. >> his expectations have not been met up to now. >> we will know today what's going to happen. >> setting a good example, you know, for the people that are in those situations and learning you can't beat the system. >> and because it's him and the people that he's teamed up with, he does have a very unusual platform that people will pay attention to. >> all right. thank you, gayle.
on today's "cbs this morning" podcast, we look at the historical significance of president kennedy's bold plan to send humans to the moon. listen wherever you like to get your podcast. and before you go, we'll go back to the kennedy space center where tony is joined by former nasa astronaut peggy whitson. she will share how watching the moon landing as a 9-year-old changed her life forever. you're watching "cbs this morning." movie night! excuse me.
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peggy spent a record 665 days in space. more than any other american in history. she is with tony who's at the kennedy space center for the 50th anniversary of that "apollo 11" launch. tony? >> reporter: hey, guys. she says she doesn't make it back that much these days, but she remembers being a 9-year-old in iowa on a farm when "apollo" launched. take us back to that moment. >> actually, the most memorable part for me was the -- the touchdown and the first step on the moon. i remember that distinctly. it was late at night for me. i was supposed to be in bed, and my parents got us out of bed so we could watch it. i think part of the reason i remember it is because we got to stay up late to watch it. >> you were inspired by sally ride, the first woman in space. now there are a lot of boys and girls watching right now,
looking at you and feeling inspired. what's the best advice you've received for them? >> the best advice is find your passion, work really, really hard, and push yourself, challenge yourself to live outside what's comfortable for you. that's when you find out how much you can do. >> in a cbs poll most americans say they support a return to the moon, but most americans thought the money it would cost to get there might be better spent elsewhere. what's the argue for going back? >> i think exploration, pushing the limits, pushing our boundaries is the reason to go back. it improves our technology here on earth. all the money that gets spent on that space exploration is spent down here on the ground, and we're developing new technologies. so i think it's really important. >> i know you happen to believe there's more life out there other than us. you think we'll find it quickly? >> i hope so. maybe not on the moon, but we'll find it. >> gayle, you're looking for an answer on that, as well. as we close, i want to say i didn't think it was possible to get chills in 90-degree heat, but standing here with peggy on this historic day on the spot where cronkite made the call 50
years ago, turns out it is possible. back to you. >> i feel it, too. peggy whitson is such a bad ass. you're lucky got to talk to her. i think of walter cronkite. his voice, wasn't he the perfect one to lead the country -- >> he was pretty speechless at the moment. >> it was really something. our 50th anniversary coverage will continue tonight on "cbs evening news" with norah o'donnell. she has a primetime special about that. it never gets old to me. >> it is a very special special. it's great. >> you remember all the details. back then i thought news was boring even though i had to watch. it i don't remember the details. you remember the details -- >> where we live we had bad tv reception. my father drove me to a place to watch the moon landing. i remember it well. everybody was glued to it. >> everybody was talking about it. do we dare ask you, miss duncan, what - >>this ia kpix5 news
morning update. good morning it is 8:55 i am kenny choi. an ac transit bus collided with a car in union city. this happened at the intersection of alvarado niles and dakota road around 4:30. five people suffered injuries. the cause of the crashes underneath investigation. investigators from the ntsb are expected to arrive at the site of a deadly helicopter crash in hayward. an instructor was killed and a student was badly injured yesterday. vaceneed yohelp ident troa car yesterday when this man opened her door and pointed a gun at her. the suspect then took her money and credit cards. it was on first and grand street. we will have news updates we will have news updates of the day on your vo honey, this gig-speed internet