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updates throughout the morning. >> and cbs this morning is coming up next. have a great day, everyone. good morning to you our viewersmorning." epstein death investigation. why the alleged sex buser's apparent suicide in custody leaves huge questions for police, his accusers, the financeer's powerful friends named in the case. >> inmate captured. escaped convict accused of killing a tennessee prison official is back in custody. how a surveillance camera led police to the extremely dangerous suspect. >> legionnaires lawsuit the sheraton atlanta hotel targeted after an outbreak of the disease left one person dead and possibly dozens ill. >> and flipping out for simone. olympic all-around champion simone biles lands an historic move that no other female
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gymnast has ever even tried in competition. >> she looks good. it is monday, august 12th, 2019. here's today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> he had already attempted suicide and was on suicide watch. >> i am not a conspiracy theorist but something is way too convenient here. >> questions squirrel around jeff re-epstein's death. >> president trump is facing backlash after tweeting a conspiracy theory tying the clintons to his delth. >> a horrific fire in eerie, pennsylvania, five children killed after a fire that sparked inside a home operated as a daycare center. >> and an escaped inmate in tennessee is now back behind bars. >> he is accused of killing a corrections employee. >> we are looking at whether to apply the death penalty. >> panic at a mall in houston after a man began making
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threats. >> the latest in a string of false alarms since last week's mass shooting. >> the startling scene in hong kong as protests continue to escalate. police fired tear gas inside a subway station. >> a man rescued from the chimney of a california home. >> police say he is a burglar. >> all that -- >> former nba player mike miller went up against kyrie irving and as you see it did not end well. >> all that matters. >> simone biles became the first ever to land a triple double somersault during a floor exercise. >> just keep making history, simone biles. >> on "cbs this morning." >> bases loaded. nobody out. santana with one high in the air deep left field. there she goes. >> the tenth inning grand slam saving the day. >> indians win a dramatic one. 7-3. >> gone! a grand slam! >> santana has stunned the faithful here at target field.
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>> this morning's eye opener is prentd by toyota. let's go places. hat was good but i'm still smitten with simone. >> oh, yeah. >> i was actually counting. one, two, three. >> even if you slow it down i'm still trying to keep up. >> twoflips, three turns. >> amazing. >> welcome back, you guys. i'd love to say it was a quiet week while you were gone but not so much. >> like that song "reunited and feels so good" i come back, darker and fatter. i would show you my tan lines but we're trying to attract viewers not scare them. it is good to be back. >> welcome back. >> it was a crazy week last week. i was watching. welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king with tony dokoupil and anthony mason. women who accuse jeffrey epstein of sexually abusing them when they were under age say they still plan to seek justice despite his apparent suicide. the disgraced financeer
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apparently killed himself in a federal jail in new york city over the weekend. epstein was accused of running a sex trafficking operation and abusing dozens of teenage girlsw investigating how he died and why no one prevented it. mola lenghi is outside the jail where epstein was held. good morning. what are we learning? >> reporter: good morning, tony. the medical examiner's office as you know performed an autopsy on epstein's body yesterday but says they are waiting for more information before drawing any conclusions. a source tells cbs news epstein hanged himself inside a jail cell here at the correctional facility which is raising a lot of serious kwet aboquestions ab he was able to do that. just a few weeks ago epstein survived a previous apparent suicide attempt. a representative for work esat the metropolitan correctional center tells cbs news the death of jeffrey epstein is not a surprise. she says staffing is completely inadequate with workers putting in more than 60 hours a week,
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leaving them overwhelmed and n alert. it had been just over a month since the feds announced epstein's arrest. >> the charges allege that epstein sexually abused young girls by enticing them to engage in sex acts for money. >> and less than three weeks after sources told cbs news epstein was found semiconscious inside his cell with bruising the "new york times" reports epstein was suppose today have been checked by guards every 30 minutes but the procedure was not followed the night before his death. in a statement attorney general william barr said epstein's death raises serious questions. he announced the inspector general is opening an investigation into the circumstances surrounding it. the apparent suicide happened just hours after the release of some 2,000 pages of documents from a prior lawsuit including testimony from alleged victim virginia gufray. >> you are screaming on the inside and you don't know how to let it out and you become this
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numb figure. >> reporter: she claimed epstein's former girlfriend directed her to have sex with former new mexico governor bill richardson, former maine senator george mitchell and britain's prince andrew among others. all denied the allegations and none have been arrested or charged with any crimes. >> for all of the epstein victims it will take a long time to get their minds around this. >> lisa bloom represents several women who claim they were abused by epstein and says it is important for others to come forward so everyone involved can be brought to justice tils. >> let's get to the bottom of this. you have nothing to fear anymore because jeffrey epstein is gone. >> reporter: legal experts say federal prosecutors will ultimately dismiss the criminal case against epstein but will continue to investigate any potential coconspirators who may have helped him run his alleged sex trafficking operation. meanwhile attorneys representing victims say they will continue to file and pursue civil cases against epstein's estate.
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gayle? >> thank you very much. our cbs news legal analyst joins us to discuss this. let's pick it up where mola left off with the victims and accusers. they feel angry, betrayed and very hurt. what recourse do they have? >> they do have a great deal of recourse. certainly not what they wanted, which was to see jeffrey epstein in a criminal court facing charges of his allegedly depraved behavior with young girls who were children. so what can they do? what they can do is if they have not already filed civil suits, those who were sexually abused as children in the state of new york have a wonderful law that has just passed this year. ironically in terms of timing they have a window of one year no matter how old you are now and no matter how long ago sexual abuse occurred while you were a child and certainly
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someone under the age of 18 is considered a child, they have one year to bring a case no matter when it occurred and that starts wednesday, august 14th. the timing is amazing. >> rikki, what happens with this case now? there is a conspiracy charge, there was a conspiracy charge attached to epstein. are his associates likely targets? >> yes. we know they are likely targets. it's not even that we're guessing because the united states attorney jeffrey berman came out and said he was going to continue to go forward and investigate. so we have accomplices, coconspirators, enablers. and the big target is a woman named ghislain maxwell. she is someone who was jeffrey epstein's girlfriend but many of the victims have accused her of actually being a procurer who has been someone who was in the thick of it, who managed all of these properties, so she really
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has a bulls eye -- >> we need to say here she has not been charged with anything. she vehemently denies it and has not been arrested. >> not only that, she may be cooperating. there are lots of rumors she is greatest cooperator or the greatest defendant but she is not the only one. >> the other thing is nobody seems to know where she is at this moment. >> well, we don't know where she is at this moment. i don't know about the government. >> what about the money? $559 million epstein's assets apparently. could the accusers ever get that? >> yes. there are two ways they can get it. the obvious way they can get it is by filing their civil suits because those will be civil suits for damages. many of them as i say have already filed civil suits. what the first move is by many of these very, very good and assertive lawyers or breadth of lawyers is that they will then freeze the assets in the estate so that they cannot be disbursed by the executor to the heirs or to charities, whatever jeffrey epstein may have left them to in a will if he left a will.
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>> still a lot of questions on how this happened. the jail has a lot explaining to do. >> i think m.c.c. is in real trouble and really heads are ieas to roll on this one. wasn't, but, more important, the idea that he was taken off the suicide watch, to me and to many experts is inexplicable. >> either negligence or corruption and neither answer is good. >> i'll take either one. >> m.c.c. is the metropolitan corrections center. >> and one of the most allegedly secure facilities on earth. paul manafort is still there. el chapo was there. >> a lot of questions. thank you. ahead we'll take a closer look at the woman we were talking about, ghislain maxwell, epstein aegs alleged cocon st. pierror. in the next hourp the miami herald reporter whose article helped identify dozens of victims. julie brown will join us here at the table. a fugitive suspected of killing a tennessee corrections administrator is back behind bars this morning after a nearly
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five-day man hunt. curtis ray watson was caught yesterday about ten miles from west tennessee state penitentiary where he escaped on a tractor. omar villafranca is outside the jail in covington where watson is being held. >> reporter: good morning. the tennessee bureau of investigation received 430 tips about watson but they were finally able to catch him after someone spotted him on their home security camera. >> he had this door open and he was in like this. >> reporter: about 3:30 sunday morning, harvey and ann taylor woke up to a door bell alert showing a stranger rifling through their refrigerator outside their front door. >> when he finally backed out of here and closed the door my wife recognized him and said that's him. he's got that goatee? >> reporter: their surveillance camera caught curtis ray watson wearing camouflage overalls, a hat, and backpack he stole from
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another home. the taylors called 911. within 30 minutes hundreds of law enforcement officers surrounded the area conducting searches. seven hours later watson was spotted in a nearby soybean field weathered and covered in bites. >> hands up. went to his knees. he gave up immediately. he was relieved to be over with his run. he knew he wasn't getting away because of the number of law enforcement present. >> reporter: watson was serving a 15-year prison sentence for especially aggravated kidnapping that would have expired in 2025. he is now accused of sexually assaulting and killing 64-year-old corrections administrator debra johnson at her home on prison grounds and he could face the death penalty. johnson had worked in the tennessee department of corrections for 38 years. >> debra johnson was a true corrections professional in every way. she served us well and the people of tennessee well. >> reporter: johnson's funeral services are on friday.
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watson's daughter issued a statement thanking law enforcement and offering condolences to johnson's family. as for watson he'll be arraigned later on this week and new charges include first-degree murder. >> omar, thank you. turning overseas, hong kong's airport canceled all remaining flights for the day after thousands of pro democracy protesters crowded into the main terminal. an escalation in violence over the weekend led to bloodshed and mass arrests. nearly 50 people were treated for injuries yesterday after police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd. debra patta is at the airport for us. >> reporter: good morning. flights in and out of hong kong have been canceled. protesters have been camping out here at the airport four days, meeting arriving passengers. concern is rising that police plan to move in and take action against them. this comes after a weekend of thixed with hich exploded across
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even more aggressive action by the police. using hit-and-run tactics protesters emerged from subway stations, set up barricades, blocked roads, then quickly retreated to different locations. those on the front line are mostly young students like this 18-year-old vincent chong. instead of spending the summer playing basketball he has been choking back tear gas and seeing the inside of a police stall after being arrested. he was back on the streets last night. >> i don't think i'm doing the wrong thing. even the police arrest me, i think i'm doing the right thing then. >> reporter: the past few days have seen a much tougher police response. police tactics have changed. they are moving in a lot quicker, a lot more determined and with a lot more force. here riot police advanced on protesters from three different directions, leaving them nowhere
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left to run. on one occasion, tear gas was fired at point blank range in an underground train station creating a terrifying stampede. police disguised as protesters turned on demonstrators. this young man begged for mercy as he is pinned down. i'm terribly sorry he shouts. please don't press on me. i understand i've been arrested. and the injuries are mounting. this woman was hit in the eyes by a bean bag round filled with lead pellets. what began as a simple protest against a now shelved extradition bill has turned into full blown hatred of the police. a former police commander has been brought out of retirement to shut down the protests and the rhetoric from beijing is growing increasingly ominous with a senior chinese government official saying some of the
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protest actions show signs of terrorism. >> incredible footage out of hong kong. thank you very much. >> terrifying pictures. the presidential campaign shifted back to iowa over the weekend. gun control was the number one topic after the shootings in el paso and dayton. as you know 31 people were killed. more than 20 of the 2020 democratic candidates offered their solutions while talking to voters at the iowa state fair. ed o'keefe is there in des moines with the latest on this story. what was the reaction from the voters to this? >> reporter: well, gayle, good morning. welcome back. voters here and across the country are generally supportive of expanding the national gun background check system and are open to other changes in gun laws. that's why democratic contenders spent the weekend talking about their ideas to drive down gun violence. >> i don't think my own kids are going to let it go away. these two tragedies have made people feel something different. >> gun control was front and center for democratic candidates looking to persuade voters at the iowa state fair.
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the latest cbs news battleground tracker poll found 55% of democrats here in iowa say they must hear a candidate's position on gun control policy in order to vote for them. >> keep talking about it, saying there is interest and concern. >> congress cannot have gun policy written and nra. >> reporter: on saturday 18 candidates participated in a forum on how to reduce gun violence. >> what we lack is the united states congress to have the courage to act. >> the gun industry controls washington. >> aks, ars, they have no business with in our neighborhoods in peace time in the united states of america. >> my beautiful 4-year-old daughter dala was struck by a stray bullet march, 2011. >> one mother's tragic personal story brought candidate andrew yang to tears. >> i have a 6 and 3-year-old
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boys, imagining -- i'm so sorry. >> reporter: president trump said friday he is open to expanding gun background checks. >> add the word meaningful background checks. >> we asked former vice president joe biden what that would mean to him. >> what would a meaningful background check system look like to you? >> it would be universal background checks, period. >> reporter: now in a "new york times" op-ed this morning biden writes that as president he would push to renew the federal assault weapons ban. other democratic contenders are pushing for things like a mandatory or voluntary federal gun buyback program. new jersey senator cory booker thinks every firearm in the country should be licensed. remember, none of this would happen unless democrats would control the white house and total control of congress or find a way to cut a bipartisan deal with republicans. anthony? >> good point, ed. ed o'keefe in a stormy iowa.
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thanks. legionnaires disease case linked to a popular hotel in atlanta is reportedly now the largest on record in georgia. ahead what a new lawsuit reveals good monday morning. day time highs 5 to 10 degrees above average. 79 in oakland, 72 for san francisco and we're going to continue with the warmup tuesday and especially by wednesday. the hottest temps for the week will be for the middle part of the week. temps cooling back down by the end of the workweek into the weekend.
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we have much more news ahead. two years after deadly clashes in charlottesville, virginia people talked to us about what makes someone racist and how to
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be antiracist. plus jeffrey epstein's inner circle. we're in london with the investigation into other people said to be involved in his alleged sexual abuse ring. simone biles makes gymnastics history. see the twisting, turning magic from the olympic champion. you're watching "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by flonase allergy relief. powerful relief in a gentle mist. flonase nothing stronger. nothing gentler. nothing lasts longer. flonase sensimist. 24 hour non-drowsy allergy relief are confusing quilted northern are confusing quilted northernf. for a bouncy castle. they're both durable, flexible and nice to have at parties. but quilted northern is not a bouncy castle. it's just really nice toilet paper.
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it's 7:30 on ctm. here's what's happening this morning. >> decades of systematic abuse of young women has come to an end. >> jeffrey epstein dies in jail but the investigation of his alleged sex crimes goes on. >> let's get to the bottom of this. you have nothing to fear anymore because jeffrey epstein is gone. a suspected killer is found in tennessee after a five-day ti democratic candidates at the iowa state fair push for stronger gun laws. >> do it now, do it today. >> plus two years after white supremacists marched in charlottesville, virginia, we'll hear from people who saw it happen. >> all we've been doing is talking. let's move it forward. >> and jillian bell comes to studio 57 with a new movie fans
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are running to see. >> i ran today. >> why the hell you do that? somebody chasing you or something? >> that's about the only way i'd run. >> i was going to ask. >> running is a word. it's a movie about running the new york marathon. it's really, really well done. >> it's well done. i would run a marathon again. i've done two. >> you've done two? >> that's a humble brag. >> look how he slipped that in. >> i was in my early 20s so it really doesn't count. >> it always counts. >> post 30 and really post 40 is when it really counts. >> i'm impressed. >> we won't give you any credit for those two. >> please do. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm anthony mason with tony dokoupil and gayle king. i haven't been gone that long, anthony. my name hasn't changed. i haven't been gone that long. we're learning new details about a legionnaire's
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disease. one person has died and possibly dozens have become ill from the bacteria which can cause a severe form of pneumonia. all were guests at the sheraton atlanta hotel. mark strassmann is outside the hotel as the first lawsuit is set to be filed today. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this hotel is still closed, as it has been since mid-july, when everyone had to be evacuated. since then at least a dozen people have tested positive for legionnaire's, but hundreds more may have been exposed. by the time guests arrived at the sheraton atlanta on july 15th, 49-year-old camille garrett was already dead. an autopsy showed she had coronary issues and legionnaire's disease. garrett went to a conference at the sheratonk before she died. jeremy greer did too. >> i couldn't sleep, didn't want to eat. couldn't drink because everything was horrible. i was delirious. >> did you know your own name?
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>> i got to the point that i didn't. >> reporter: greer is a 67-year-old photographer. he was hired to document the same hotel conference. his fever hit 104.5. atlanta's piedmont hospital kept him for four days. >> the doctor said we have had two other cases already before yours. >> reporter: legionnaire's disease is a severe form of pneumonia. people get sick inhaling microscopic water droplets that lives out in the environment amongst us. on occasion, it gets into a manmade water
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water distribution system has been completed, including scrubbing and chlorination. >> apologies won't do it. >> reporter: chris stewart represents 40 guests with confirmed or presumptive cases of legionnaire's. he says other guests scattered around the country may also have the disease. >> this is a massive problem nationwide. people don't know they're sick yet with legionnaire's disease. literally we get a new client every single day. >> the potential population of exposed people -- >> is in the hundreds. >> reporter: the sheraton atlanta says it won't reopen until test results show the threat is over. germany greer sick for five weeks said he's still only 65% healthy. >> this is twilight zone. this is completely different than anything i've ever experienced in my life. >> reporter: health officials looking at when people may have been exposed here are looking at
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a timeline that lasts more than a month. anthony, this hotel will remain closed at least through this wednesday. >> so scary how easily that's spread, mark, thank you. jeffrey epstein used to call ghislaine maxwell his best friend. ahead, a look at the missing woman who's now at the heart of the epstein sex abuse investigation. you're watching "cbs this morning." ♪ from new love. ♪ to life long friends. ♪
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the death of jeffrey epstein brings new attention to his alleged co-conspirator who say could still face charges. number one on that list is ghislaine maxwell, who's accused of finding teenage girls for epstein and his friends, including a member of britain's royal family. that particular claim has already been thrown out of court, but others remain. holly williams is in london her current whereabouts are unknown.
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documents unsealed on friday contain allegations that ghislaine maxwell played a, quote, important role in jeffrey epstein's sexual abuse ring, directing an underage girl to have sex with epstein and others. maxwell strenuously denies those allegations. jack is an attorney who's represented several alleged victims of jeffrey epstein. >> there are multiple victims who claim that ghislaine maxwell was a personal participant in recruiting them for jeffrey epstein. there are allegations that miss maxwell was an active participant in the sexual abuse. >> reporter: ghislaine maxwell has been described as epstein's ex-girlfriend and assistant. his best friend, according to epstein, and a socialite who helped connect him with the wealthy and famous. she's pictured here attending
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chelsea clinton's wedding. she even founded a charitable environmental group. but maxwell has also been described as a madam. epstein was able to shield his co-conspirators from prosecution with a 200 evan plea deal. jack says that included ghislaine maxwell. >> when a nonprosecution agreement is entered into that grants immunity to ghislaine maxwell and other named and unnamed co-conspirators for unspecified crimes, that just doesn't make any sense at all. >> reporter: another famous britt caught up in this scandal is prince andrew, pictured here in 2001 with epstein's alleged victim, virginia, and maxwell. the unsealed documents repeat allegations that maxwell traf c trafficked
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gayle. >> yes, holly williams, so many questions in this case. i keep wondering how many other men are shaking in their boots with the information that's coming out and still coming out. >> we talk about that in the 8:00 hour in fact. >> lots of questions. vladimir duthiers, he's our haitian sensation. he's looking at the stories you'll be talking about later today. good to see you, what have you got? >> welcome back. we've got this. you'll wanting to stick around because five-time olympic gold medalist simone biles proved once again she is the gymnast to beat, pulling off not one, but two historic firsts over the
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weekend. we are going to show you her winning moves. >> you know what's fun? watch it in slow motion, it's so cool. thank you, vlad. first, it is 7:43 exactly. that means it's time -- >> i love when that happens. >> you're >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by liberty mutual insurance. only pay for what you need. , so you oy for what you
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announced this morning. it is an expansion of a clinton-era law. the term is used to classify immigrants who are largely dependent on the government for support. if enacted, the new regulation will require caseworkers to consider how much green card applicants benefit from government housing, food stamps and medical welfare programs. >> a lot of problems with this. where you are now is not a predictor of where you're going. one study pointed out there are almost 7 million children who are citizens born here whose parents get health insurance through a government program. they're not citizens. they could be affected here. tens a w right. toromoteufciency amongst.problems uding they're how applicants speak, read and write english. so the old clinton-era law didn't bother a lot of people because you had to pay the government back. so that's something to keep in mind. >> expect there to be a lot of
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challenges to this. starting as early as today, residents in parts of new jersey will now be offered bottled water. this is amid concerns that tap water in newark, the state's largest city, contains unsafe amounts of lead. the announcement yesterday came after two days, a blistering letter that came from the epa. the agency said water samples from two homes in the area contained high amounts of lead. last fall newark began distributing water filters to some residents. the decision came after testing this month showed water filters were not properly highlighting the lead. we wanted to highlight this because americans will remember what happened -- >> flint. >> lead affects the brain, can cause learning disabilities and it's not reversible. if you have ingested it, you have it. >> and that letter said we are unable to assure newark residents that their health is fully protected. that's a scary letter. >> 12 people died in flint, more than 90 sickened.
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newark officials, by the way, deny that the city has had a widespread lead problem. >> one case is too many. >> exactly right. all right, guys, ready for this? you've seen this. we've all seen this. >> do it again. >> simone biles captured hers sixth u.s. gymnastics title by accomplishing not one, but two historic firsts. she wowed the audience executing a clean triple twisting double flip. take a look. >> money! >> just keep making history, simone biles. >> i love the announcer. whoa! >> i love how they can always see what she's done. it goes by so fast for me, i'm never quite sure. >> it's so fast you can't counting it. with that dizzying trick, biles became the first woman, the first, guys, to land a clean triple double in competition, but that was not her only
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history-making moment. during the meet she also debuted a gravity-defying balance beam dismount. here it is. >> here it comes. two flips, two twists. never been done in competition. oh! and you see that smile? >> i love her coach, hands up in the air. look at that slow mo. that's a double back tuck with two twists that came at the end of her friday routine and that made her the first gymnast to land the skill in competition. biles went on to easily win the all-around medal. >> she's won 20 all-around titles in a row. >> she's so young, but is it too early to say g.o.a.t. >> greatest of all time. >> i love looking at her legs because it just looks like pure power. and her expression when she was doing it. what did you say? >> she tweeted a video of the floor exercise milestone during the competition. >> she looks so happy. >> is that right? that's pretty cool. >> i didn't wanting to be the last one to see it.
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>> she looks so happy out there too. >> and the slow mo, gayle, you're able to count it. what do you start, with the hand stand? how do i begin? >> i can't even tumble. when i go to my martial arts, i try to do rolling tumbles and i look like a moron. >> some days i have trouble standing up, thanks, vlad. ahead we'll talk with "miami herald" reporter julie brown who led the investigation in the controversial plea deal for jeffrey epstein. that's coming up. rue instinct. high protein for strong muscles. a different breed of natural nutrition. purina one true instinct. also in grain-free for dogs and cats. stand up to chronic migraine with botox®. what if you had fewer headaches and migraines a month? botox® prevents headaches and migraines before they even start. botox® is for adults with chronic migraine, 15 or more headache days a month, each lasting 4 hours or more.
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♪ happy monday and good morning to you our viewers in the west. it's monday, august 12, 2019. welcome back to "cbs this morning." ahead, where does the jeffery epstein investigation go after his death? we'll talk with a reporter who has interviewed many alleged victims. serious talk about race with people who witnessed mayhem in charlottesville two years ago. and jillian bell shows us how britany runs a marathon got her running. first, here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> women who accused jeffery epstein of sexually abusing them when they were underage say they still plan to seek justice. >> the medical examiner's office performed an autopsy yesterday but they are waiting for more information before drawing any
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conclusions. still a lot of questions how this happened. heads are going to roll on this one. the idea that he was taken off suicide watch, to me and to many experts, is inexplicable. >> the tennessee bureau of investigation received 430 tips about watson. they were able to catch him after someone spotted him on their home security camera. in hong kong, we have seen flights canceled. flash mobs exploded across the city. voters here and across the country are generally supportive of expanding the national gun background system. they talk about their ideas to drive down gun violence. former nba stars showed their skills at ice cube's big three. >> look at robinson for the win! ooh! and good! they win it. what do you say, nate? nate the great. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" presented by toyota. let's go places.
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i'm anthony mason with gayle king and tony dokoupil. the fbi and justice department are investigating how accused child sex abuser jeffery epstein died. the disgraced financier's body was found after an apparent suicide inside his manhattan jail cell saturday. one source tells cbs news epstein hanged himself. an autopsy has been performed but details have not been released. >> now epstein died less than three weeks after sources told us he previously attempted suicide. guards at the jail were supposed to check on him every 30 minutes and he should have had a cellmate according to "the new york times." the paper says that neither of those things happened. the union representative says guards at the metropolitan center are short staffed, they are working more than 60 hours a week. they are feel overwemd and, quote, not alert and awake. >> julie k. brown spent more than two years looking into the
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jeffery epstein case and she published a series of articles on his secret plea deal. brown identified 80 of epstein's alleged victims and spoke with about a dozen of them. good morning. on the sub zwrekt ject of the v you probably know them as well as anybody at this poichlt how are they reacting this morning? >> i think they are in shock, first of all. you know, they were the first people that i called as soon as i had heard, my first thought. i stayed in close it up with them this whole case. the fact that he was arrested has been a roller coaster for them to say the least. they have been trying to find justice on this case for a very long time. >> it seems he beat the system in 2008 with this easy sentence. did he beat it again by taking his own life? >> well, they think so. they think it's another example of how our criminal justice system is not only broken, but it seems to favor wealthy people who somehow seem to always be able to get away with things that regular people don't have
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those advantages. >> i'm curious about the victims. i was talking to oprah last night, who is a victim of sexual abuse herself. i said what more do victims want? the guy is dead. there is nothing more that can happen. she said if this happened to you or your daughter, you would not be feeling that way. can you say why they still feel they have been deprived? >> yes, they have been fighting this for a decade. when this back in 2006-2007, they were teenagers, and they were treated like they were prostitutes they were treated like they were not credible, you know. these lawyers, hired private investigators that, you know, made their lives really miserable. >> to discredit them? >> followed their families. ran one of their fathers off the road. >> what might have happened is a dr. nassar with usa gymnastics where the victims can confront
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their victimizer one after another. >> the u.s. attorney has made a point of saying the investigation will cone. accplas lot let on >> y. >> about how this operation now sort of released in a very strange way because it wasn't really in sequence. but because i studied the other documents, i could piece it together a little bit. it sort of is the framework for a real sex trafficking operation. and now we know that they are not only just looking at the human trafficking part of it, they are also lacking at the money trail. they are looking where his money is, how he got his money, and hoping that that will lead them also down another path to finding who helped him. >> if you were one of his accomplices at this point, would you be more nervous now that he
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is dead? >> well, yes, i think so, because mr. berman is going to have to start looking at other people, not that he wasn't before, but he is going to probably make a couple of the c >> he kild himse release of som damning documents about him. was there anything in those documents that surprised you? >> i think some of the names. we knew some of those names. een there before because the police investigation had covered a lot of message pads. we also know that he had, epstein had a black book with a lot of famous people's names on them. but this was really -- >> any names in particular that surprised you? >> i think anytime you have someone as powerful as george mitchell, for example -- >> the former senator? >> yeah, the former senator and senate minority leader and bill richardson, the governor of new
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mexico, both of whom, by the way all of these people have denied -- >> they have not been charged. >> not been charged. they have vigorously denied that they were involved. but, you know, when you have a couple of different depositions and you have this woman describing what happened and how it happened, to some degree where it happened, i'm sure that that's something that prosecutors are going to look at. >> there are more documents to be released, correct? >> that's correct. >> ydo you think more people wil come forward? >> hard to say. depends what they find with the suicide. at first -- >> the suicide, do you believe that it was a suicide? there are a lot of questions about that as well. >> you know, i don't know. >> was he set up to commit suicide? did he actually take his life? and the timing of it. what is your take on it when you heard it? what was your take? >> i thought he probably committed suicide. then again, you know, i covered florida prisons for a very long time, and i know the way things work in prisons. it's easy to set something up. i'm not trying to fuel a conspiracy theory at all, but
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it's easy to set something up to look like a suicide. i'm not saying that happened. i think we have to wait for the authorities to do their investigation first. >> all right. julie brown, thank you. two years ago today charlottesville, virginia, was a flashpoint for america's racial tension. we asked people who were there how should americans respond? >> i am not asking any white person in this room to not be a racist. you can be as racist as you want. i'm asking you to diamantle the racist system built by your ancestors so we can all benefit. >> we will hear from
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it was exactly two years after violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters left one person dead and dozens injured, so we brought together ve group of people who were in charlottesville that weekend, to have an open and honest conversation about race. we asked evan kendy, a director and policy research center at american university in washington, d.c. to lead this discussion. >> hi. >> hi. >> nice to meet you. >> we, we are here in charlottesville, which has become in many ways the epicenter of our racial argument in this country, arguments we've been having really since the beginning of this country. so let me ask you, raise your hand if you consider yourself to be a racist? no one is raising their hand? okay. i define a racist as someone who thinks their race is more superior than or greater than another race.
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>> i agree with her, absolutely on that. i would add one more thing, is that you use that as a weapon in your actions. >> not just thinking that your race is better, it is what you're willing to do to ensure that the rest of the world believes that your race is better, too. >> racism is a system, and i think it's cyclical. and i think there are participants in that system. it's not just actions. it is also inaction. >> a racist idea, as i think some of you said, is any idea that suggests a racial group is better or worse, superior or inferior to another. the opposite of racists, is not a not racist, the opposite of a racist is an anti-racist. if a racist idea is a suggestion of racial hierarchy, an anti-racist idea is a suggestion, anybody want to take
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a guess, a racial what? >> equality. >> when we look at american policies, we can essentially assess whether that policy is creating inequity, or equity. >> i would say most white people are racist because we have participated in the systems that have oppressed people of color. >> isn't that patently racist in and of itself by categorizing one whole group of people? we are all completely individuals. >> if we do not categorize by race, how do we see racial inequities? >> it's clear it does. i think if we try to stay away from labels all together and try to be color blind, what can happen maybe as like a by-product is we ignore the inequity itself. >> i can shed, or i can hide camouflage every other variable about me, i cannot walk out the door ever and shed that i am a black woman, ever. >> we still have to wrap our
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heads around the fact that it happened in charlottesville for a reason. the underbelly of racism that was running here before that fateful weekend still exists today. >> we have so many disparities in this town because if we look at the power structure, if you look at the org chart of charlottesville and look at the people of positions of power, 90% are white. >> chasing the race of the people at the top of the system is not anti-racist, the system is still intact. you can have a black police officer, a black mayor, you can be baltimore. >> we got to stop reading policy and start writing policy. we got to stop talking about this and start putting muscle and meat behind them and start doing them. >> very interesting points. >> i kept thinking, if only he could explain that that to a wider group, and he did in a book. >> oh, you said wider, i see. >> wider.
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>> wider. >> and you could say black mayor, black police, black president and you could say we're done with racial problems in this country and we know that is not the case. and he is in studio 57 to continue the conversation. premy is a threat to all humanity and how anti-racism is the key to stopping it. you're watching "cbs this morning." well it finally happened, zachary. somebody burned down my she shed. your she shed was struck by lightning. is my she shed covered by state farm? your she shed's covered, cheryl. that's wonderful news. home insurance trusted by more people than any other. state farm. ...used almost everywherezema, euon almost everybody. home insurance trusted by more people than any other. like the back of a bodyguard. for ages 2 and up. eucrisa works at... ...and below the surface of the skin. it blocks overactive pde4 enzymes... ...which is believed to reduce inflammation. and it's steroid-free. do not use if you are allergic to eucrisa or its ingredients.
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he asked for coffee and doughnuts -- he asked for coffee and doughnuts at his retirement ceremony. instead, an fbi agent in tennessee was surprised by a visit from the person he began his career by saving. special agent troy sowers came face to face with marine corporal stewart rembert for just the second time. sowers co-workers secretly flew in rembert for this retirement
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party. rembert was 2 days old when he was kidnapped from a hospital back in 1997 by a woman claiming she was a doctor. >> this was one of ss assignments on the job. after 19 hours he helped catch the suspect who led him to baby rembert. he was in a box behind a dumpster. >> i think that is the perfect book-end. to endi seeing him again, it pus the perfect touch to a career. >> thank you for everything he has done. without him i wouldn't be where i am today, a united states marine. >> sowers says throughout his 22-year career he always pointed to that incident as one of his stands-out moments. >> and rembert wanted to tell him i'm living a good life, i continue to live a good life, his efforts that day made all the difference. >> he wanted coffee and doughnuts. i do believe in the background there, when the marine stepped out, there were coffee and
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doughnuts. critics say "brittany runs a marathon" is a breakout independent movie. it's about a young woman who against all odds decides to run in the new york city marathon. the film star jillian bell will join us at the table. and tomorrow the teenage climate change activist who's so committed to the cause she's ready to sail to new york. roxana saberi spoke with greta. >> this 16-year-old is being called the voice of the planet. now she's traveling from here in sweden to the u.s. tomorrow on "cbs this morning" we'll show you why.
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♪ good morning. it is 8:25. i'm michelle griego. a lyft driver is in jail accused of raping a passenger in his car. he picked the woman up at a bar in san mateo. lyft says the driver hare permanently removed from the company. jury deliberations continue in the trial of the deadly ghost ship fire. the master tenant and ghost ship creative director face 36 counts of involuntarily manslaughter for the december 2016 fire. today san francisco is launching a pilot program that would keep several public toilets op for 24 hours, seven days a week and include
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good morning. 8:27. let's start with a look at the bridges overall starting with the bay bridge. you are busy backed up to the foot of the maze and that's the beginning of the 880 maze. san mateo bridge, that spider is moving about as wickly as you are on the roadways this morning. there is an issue on the far side of the bridge as
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you are approaching the peninsula. let leave charlotte alone on the camera. the richmond san raphael bridge is moving along but is slow to proof and about halfway across the bridge moving along just fine. 101 into the south bay, approaching the san mateo bridge and the skies are clear. >> that's right, emily. a beautiful start to the day. blue skies and here is our treasure island camera of the sunshine. we'll continue to see the sun as we head through our afternoon with temperatures warming up. so about 5 to 10 degrees and we will continue with that warm up, especially by the middle part of the week. 95 in concord, 88 in san jose, 79 in oakland, and 72 for san francisco. there we go as those temps climb tuesday and especially by wednesday. slowly cooling back down by the end of the workweek and especially into the weekend. daytime highs will be below average by saturday and sunday.
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welcome back to "cbs this . rning." welcome back to "cbs this morning." some of the stories that are the talk of the table this morning. this is where we each pick a story we like to share with each other and all of you. >> i do. i want to start with lady gaga. i love her too. some are stepping up to help in communities impacted by mass shootings in recent weeks. what is she doing? this is lady gaga joining forces with donor choose and wants to fully fund classroom project needs in dayton, ohio, el paso, texas, and gilroy, california. she's working with her born this way foundation and they will fund 14 different classroom projects, 125 in el paso. she wrote classrooms would have access to support the needs to inspire students to work together and bring their dreams
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to life. john legend in dayton over the weekend, an ohio native, and sang "bridge over troubled water" and calling for stricter gun control measures. i think it's great when you see celebrities using their platform to be a force for good. that's what both have done and continue to do. they're always doing something. >> the response generally to everything that happened last week has been -- and the week before has been very powerful. >> i have to say i was out of the country and can i do a plug for cbs, because when it says always on it was nice to turn it on immediately and turn it on. when you're overseas you get cnn international and it's spurting of things. cbs was a life saver to me to keep me connected. >> me too. you hit the button, it comes on, works right away. >> it's there. >> tony, what do you got? >> i'm talking about j.d. salinger reclusive novelist "catcher in the rye" he published his last book decades before his death and was
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famously private and anti-technology. didn't want to be on-line. his son once explained facebook to him and he was terrified. because he's so private, because he was so anti-technology, his books are among the only ones out there that were not available as news. his son came around and said, you know i was really swayed not by my father's wish, father died in 2010, but what he would have wanted for people who only read that way now. would have wanted his works widely available and people with disabilities that's the only way they can consume literature. >> sometimes if it's difficult for people to see they can blow up the print in ways that's easier. if you want to be read you have to be there. >> yeah. speaking of being read the son also confirms in the latest round of news there is more work to come, more salinger books are being edited and put together as we speak. >> stories of that for a while. >> yeah. >> all right. my story is the first car to bear the porsche name is going
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up for auction in monitory, california, this weekend. the estimated price, get this, $20 million. this is o three porsche designed type 64ss planned for construction in the late ''30s, the only one that remains. the body is actually made from thin sheets of aircraft grade aluminum. the top speed is a disappointing 90 miles per hour and apparently drives like an old vw. it was made as a vw before it was labeled a porsche. a porsche historian says the value of the car as a historic object is unfathomable. >> is any car worth $20 million? >> to a porsche fan. this one apparently. they think it may go north. you were away but i did a story on the james bond aston martin, the estimate is 4 to $6 million. it's a relative bargain. >> up to $20 million sitting
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around? >> rich people, please apply. >> porsche fans might pay $20 million to get rid of the porsche suv. the purist. they want it to be a sports car only. >> that's a cool looking car. >> we will do a follow-up on that. to the el paso shooting, chan topics, to put racism and race issues back at the center. a pew research poll finds more than half of adults think race relations are bad and getting worse. professor ibramdin a path to set a new equality. he calls racism a cancer and how readers can shift thinking to stop it. we saw him speak with 12 community members about the issue on the second anniversary of the charlottesville attack. he is the founding director of the anti-racist research and policy center at american university and joins us. good to have you back. >> pleasure to be on. >> start with this. you said being an anti-racist is not the same as being not
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racist. i had to read that page a couple times. explain exactly what you mean in simple terms. >> the simplest way to understand it is, when we think of the history of the term not racist, we're thinking about uagain sist when being charged with racist saying they're not racist. jim crow segregationist, saying they're not racist, white nationalists and supremacists say they're not racist. we're thinking about a term which people are denying they're racist. that's the only meaning this term is held. anti-racist in contrast has a meaning, a meaning of somod the equals, someone who is pressing for policies that creates racial equity. >> that's the key. i remember when the el paso shooting happened, i don't know any black person in this country when they first heard it, said lord, please don't let him be black. you write about this, why do we take on that mantle because that's not something white
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people think when there's a shooting. >> in many ways what ideas, what our racial discussion has done, is caused individuals, particularly black individuals, to carry the the maple of -- >> of the whole race. >> because when we know that when people see a lazy black person they're not just seeing a lazy person, they're seeing lazy black people. generalizing this negativity as opposed to allowing individuals to be individuals. >> you write that you used to be a racist most of the time but you're on a mission to be anti-racist. how did you recognize this and how did you change? >> most people think black people can't be racist either by the way. >> i grew up in the '80s and '90s, a time in which young black males were classified, like me, who were classified as super predators, a time when young black girls were thought to be hyper sexual having all of these babies. our communities were imagined to be servely dangerous. these were racist ideas sirc
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clagts not only among white people and black people, and young people were internalizing these ideas, that the problem was in part black people. i thought that for a long time. >> you believed it? >> i believed it until the only thing wrong with black people we thought something was wrong with black people and the fundamental ray -- >> being a racist is not an identity or permanent condition of an individual it's a temporary condition based on actions. why define it in that way? >> because i think with my earlier work chronicling the history of racist ideas, i found that you had some people who in the same speech even in the same paragraph of the same speech, would say things that were both racist and anti-racist. >> at the same time. >> at the same time. how would we ident racist when they also said anti-racist things and spoke about racial
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equality. what's actually happening is, i define racist and ti-rist as based on what a person is saying or doing in the moment. and we constantly change. human beings are deeply complex and i think that's a more accurate way to explain this. >> you call racism a cancer and that it should be treated like a cancer and i know you don't say this lightly you've had stage four colon cancer. >> yeah. i've had stage four colon cancer. >> my wife had breast cancer, y mother had breast cancer, and my father. as well as care taking for loved ones with cancer i've been able to see how cancer is treated. particularly with metastatic cancer and i have metastatic cancer and we have mat static racism in the country, there's a local treatment in which you go in and surgically remove the tumors, which is essentially like goin remove the tay.
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can the country get its health when it comes to metastatic racism as you put it? >> i think so. if we flood the body with anti-racist policies, if we believe in the possibility thas overcome it. >> how is your health today? you look good. >> i'm good. >> you're good. >> i'm trying to stay good. >> all right. >> ibram kendi thank you for being with us. >> how to be an anti-racist goes on sale tomorrow. actress jillian bell was never a big runner until she took on a role in "brittney runs a marathon." she's in the green room to talk
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one of this year's breakout independent movies is "brittany runs a marathon" which amazon bought for $14 million after a bidding war. it's a whipsmart comedy with real emotional depth. it won the audience award at sundance this year. jillian bell stars as brittany, tries to get her life together by taking up running after a rude awakening at the doctor's office. >> what brings you in today?
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>> i have a hard time focusing. >> do you get enough sleep every night? >> how much is enough?e than th. that's not the problem. but i had a friend who was also just very out of it and she was prescribed, what is it, adderall and now she's very alert. >> you know, some people abuse adderall for recreational purposes. >> what? >> yeah. >> that's crazy. >> it's true. >> i'm sorry you have to deal with it. >> well, i do. >> yeah. >> all the time. >> what? >> jillian bell is also an executive producer on the movie. jillian, good morning. >> good morning. thank you for having me here. >> congratulations on the film. when you first read like the first ten pages of the script, you weren't so sure you wanted to play this role.
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>> my manager secretant it to m the first ten pages you'll thin mighel a little too real for you, but just keep reading because the script is beautiful and it's got a great message. i fell in love with it. i was crying, i was laughing. wh i sh if thought, oh, i want to play her desperately and i hope they'll let me. i'll be very protective of her. >> and the next thing the doctor says, oh, my the way, you need to lose 55 pounds. there's great scenes of her getting on the scale. you actually lost -- did you actually lose weight for the movie? >> i did. i lost 40 pounds. there were parts of the script that i couldn't quite connect to because i hadn't experienced it myself. and i thought, well, i obvious to start running. >> had you been a runner? >> no. not a runner by nature. but i decided -- >> your roommate said i'm a
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runner, i have two legs. >> everyone can be a runner, they have two legs. yeah, for me it was a new experience but decided i wanted to take on the physical journey because i thought it would connect me to the character more. >> this is based on a real person, a real brittany. has she seen it? >> she's been involved since the beginning. it's basically a love letter to her from the writer-director. >> it's his best friend. >> it's his best friend. and he just wrote this movie. he was so inspired by her. it was loosely based on her life story. and so, yeah, she was involved in obviously seeing different drafts of it and coming and seeing us shoot and seeing different edits. >> it's so much more than running, about running and losing weight. brittany went through a transformation. can you talk a little about her transformation and did you go through a transformation doing this movie? >> i definitely did. >> how so? >> i felt like it would either
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be something that was very therapeutic or i would spiral out. i was hoping more for the first. and it made me examine the way i thought about myself. >> how you thought about yourself. >> how i thought about myself and how i talked about myself. you know, sometimes always making the first joke, hoping that someone else wouldn't say something hurtful. it just made me think, you know, i deserve better than that and brittany deserves better than that. >> did it make you want to run a marathon? >> no. >> you're not currently a runner? shot this at the new york city marathon. >> we did get to shoot there. we were the first film crew that got to shoot there. >> and people thought it was a documentary. they thought you were really running it. >> i think they thought i was really running and if anyone was trying to help me along, i didn't wanting to tell them, no, i'm acting. there's a makeup artist over here. >> leave me alone.
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>> no, i thought it was so sweet. it was such an inspiring thing to be around those runners. >> and she had some moments where she's really not a nice person. >> i think that's important. >> i think that's interesting. but i liked her, even when she was not good. >> well, paul did a beautiful job of just making a very layered human being. usually my character in this movie kind of plays a sidekick and comes in and encourages the lead and says a funny line and leaves and this is a different story. >> we've got to let her go to int sundance. n now. >> it was not bad. >> "brittany runs a marathon" will be available in select theaters august 23rd. on today's "cbs this morning" podcast, helen fisher of match explains the results of a survey showing millenials are optimistic about finding love. you can listen wherever you get your podcasts. before we go, how a simple
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before we go, a u.s. airman went above and beyond when he encountered a woman walking on the side of a highway. >> a soldier is helping a lady. >> oh, my goodness. what a good man. >> senior airman jabrill jennings was caught on camera in oklahoma city helping 71-year-old janice hall with her groceries, caught in an act of kindness. he offered to drive her home and carry the groceries inside, full service. >> she reminded me of my grandmother. she started telling me like about her day. >> jennings is now gathering other service members to help make hall's home walker acessible. >> i like when he said she
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good morning. 8:55. i'm michelle griego. some teachers could go on strike in an hour. forestville teachers are giving contracts another shot. they want 5% raise and better benefits. crews are investigating after a fire broke out in sunol alongside 6 aircraft around 5:30 north of and -- 680 around 5:30 north of andrate rode. and full ac transit, and bus lines will return to the sales force transit center. crews discovered two cracked support beams. new updates throughout the day on your favorite platforms on
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good morning. 8:57. i'm tracking your main travel times this morning. let get a look how they are. so far you're in the red on the east-shore freeway as well as coming out on the south bay 10 . still in the green on highway 4, that's the good news. surprisingly light, surprising the back to school rush. san mateo bridge not the same story there. the spiders finally moved off the camera but
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you are still creaming along towards the peninsula this morning. it's also slow and go on your approach at the richmond san raphael bridge. once you get halfway across the span no problems to report there. the overall big picture surpretty good with a few exception on the southbound 680. mary? blue skies across the bay area. the treasure island camera, sun is shining over downtown san francisco as we head through the day. plenty of sunshine, daytime highs 5 to 10 degrees above average for this time of the year. 95 for a high 88 in san jose. 79 in oakland. 72 for san francisco. your seven-day forecast and what you can expect, temps warming up and climbing as we head through the next couple days as high pressure builds in and strengthens for us. a little bit warmer on tuesday. wednesday will be the hottest day this week with temperatures in the upper 90s inland to triple digits. have a great day.
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