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5 this morning. "cbs this morning" is coming up right about now. good morning to you, and welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king with anthony mason and tony dokoupil. breaking news, president trump promotes his economic success to world leaders in switzerland as his impeachment trial officially begins here at home. the battle brewing over trial rules and what both sides are looking for. island of abuse. cbs news travels to jeffrey epstein's caribbean getaway where he allegedly raped underage girls. hear from one of his alleged victims who said there was no escape. back to canada. prince harry reunites with his family an ocean away from his royal duties in britain. what happens next? and oprah is here in studio 57 at our table, only on "cbs this morning." she reveals a new novel for her book club. >> another good one. it's tuesday, january 21st, 2020. here's today's "eye opener,"
your world in 90 seconds. >> senator mcconnell's resolution is a national disgrace. >> the senate majority leader aims for a short impeachment trial. >> they had their chance to make their case, and they brought in witness after witness. it's not the senate's job to mop up the mess of the house. >> reporter: as the senate impeachment trial heats up, president trump is at the 50th world economic forum. >> america's newfound prosperity is undeniable, unprecedented, and unmatched. >> reporter: bernie sanders is apologizing to joe biden after one of his supporterheid tsa corruption problem. >> that's not what american politics should be about. >> reporter: the chinese government released findings a virus that's caused hundreds of cases. >> reporter: human-to-human transmission is confirmed. >> that would allow for a broader type outbreak. >> reporter: migrants clash with mexican authorities. the migrants were trying to
cross fromuatemala. >> reporter: moments after a high school wrestler was penalized during a match his opponent's father charged out of the stands and knocked him to the floor. all that -- >> an elephant was caught roaming a hotel in sri lanka. >> he definitely packed his own trunk. and all that matters -- >> reporter: thousands of gun rights supporters gathered in richmond angry over newly proposed state gun laws from democratic leaders. >> okay, guys, this is embarrassing. but everyone here wore the same someone needs to go home and change. on "cbs this morning." >> prince harry arrived back in canada joining his wife, duchess meghan and their son. >> make an megs-it means a col-brexit. queen, i'm interested in the position of royal highness, i have no formal training in being a prince, but i have been told i'm a royal pain in the ass.
>> this morning's "eye opener" is presented by brought to you by toyota -- let's go places. >> i don't think they're taking es.lications at the royal >> re taking >> i don't think so either. >> steven seemed to rejoice the title, royal but pain. we don't think so. welcome to "cbs this morning." we're going to begin with this because this is big, big news. big newsfirst time ever the u.s. ever the about to put a president who is running for re-election on trial. the senate meets later today to establish the rules for its punishment trial while president -- impeachment trial while president trump highlights his accomplishments at a meeting of world leaders in davos, switzerland, more than 4,000 miles away. >> senators will debate majority leader mitch mcconnell's trategy for the proceedings. 24 offers each side 24 hours to present evidence for and against removing the president from office. office. democrats complain there is still no plan to call witnesses to testify. chip reid is on capitol hill for l f first we're going to go to paula reid at the world economic forum in davos where the president arrived early this morning and recently took the stage. good morning.
what's the president saying out there? >> reporter: good morning. just moments ago the president arrived here in davos where he sounded off on the senate impeachment trial that gets under way later today. under way >> the other's just a hoax. ae witch-hunt that's been going on for years, and frankly it's disgraceful. rd took forward to -- eporter: aft after that mpromptu statement, the president gave a speech touting his economic record. eventis is an event about ollaboration and unity. sident trumpt trump campaigned against the global elites and seized on this opportunity to ighlight the current u.s. conomy and his recent trade deals with mexico, canada, and china. the test for the president this whether he her he can stay focused on the positive economic message and not on his rustrations with the impeachment process back home. now as the senate trial gets under way here in switzerland, the president will be sitting down to dinner with global ceos. and cbs news has learned that while he may not be able to
watch the proceedings, he will be receiving briefings from his throughouthroughout the night. yesterday the president's legal deam provided the first full comprehensive look at their efense. while they do not deny the facts nted inre presented in the house, they accuse democrats of qu quote, perversion of the constitution. they argue that both articles of offenses power and obstruction are not impeachable cr offenses because they're not crimes. that's been debunked by constitutional scholars. a moment ago i got a text from texof the president's attorneys. they said they feel great and are ready to defend the president. >> climate and climate change presid was a big topic at the forum. greta thunberg is out there. the president had an announcement on the subject. what did he say? >> reporter: that's right. the focus here is on climate change. the president is sharing top billing with thunberg. the president was asked about climate change when he first arrived here. even though he has worked to roll back a lot of environmental protections, he said "the
environment to me is very important," and announced the u.s. will sign on to an international initiative to plant one trillion trees. the biggest meeting on the president's agenda while he is here is a one-on-one meeting tomorrow with the president of iraq. this will be his first one-on-one meeting with the leader of iraq since tensions flared with iran. this is an opportunity for the president to focus on state-craft in contrast to all the partisan proceedings back home. tony? >> paula reid in davos for us. thank you so much. ow> now to chip reid who is on onitol hill where senators will make the first moves in their tpeachment trial later today. chip, what do we expect to see today? >> reporter: well, for the -- what we're really expecting is organized chaos as the republicans and democrats debate exactly how this impeachment trial will proceed. mitch mcconnell wants to speed it through as quickly as possible, and democrats are livid. so now for the third time in american history, the fate of
the president is in the hands of just 100 senators. >> leader mcconnell is going along with president trump's cover-up hook, line, and sinker. >> reporter: democrats blasted republican leader mitch mcconnell's proposed rules for the president's impeachment trial which say none of the evidence collected in the house tmpeachment inquiry will be admitted automatically. the senate will have to vote to will have itat's a significant departure from the clinton impeachment g.ocess which mcconnell has said he is following. >> what's good for president clinton is good for president sident t triesries to speed this h in the deahe dead of night. >> reporter: the proposal also ays out that each side will lays days24 hours over two days for ing argumentments. that will be followed by 16 ours of questioning by senators. ynly then can they debate and then canhether to have witnesses. >> mcconnell is hellbent on lt tog it much more difficult to get witnesses and documents and intent on rushing the trial hingugh.
>> reporter: minority leader chuck schumer has vowed to thro introduce amendments. r has will fight that tooth and inom addiol wiesses including former s includingcurity adviser john bolton who has said he's willing hasestify. >> donald trump has done nothing wrong. >> rep >> reporter: many senate republicans don't want to trial.g the trial. >> we do not want to do anything gat is going to weaken executive privilege. we do not want anything that is going to embolden the house. hopingorter: democrats are hoping four republicans will vots party lines and vote for new witnesses. >> we hope that four brave republicans will resist mcconnell's cover-up. mc >> reporter: the white house announced monday that ohio's jim jordan and several other loyal house republicans will be blicans willpresident's ident's ent team. they will act as surrogates, they will defending the president in the court of public opinion. >> democrats have never accepted the will of the american people. >> reporter: democrats have been quick to point out that the
white house is not challenging that basic claim that president trump pressured ukraine to democrats said the president is the founding fathers' worst are come to me to life. hank you so so much, chip. "cbs evening news" anchor and managing editor norah o'donnell spoke exclusively with bout why te house managers. she talked with adam schiff and valdemmings, zoe lofgren and talked about why they disgrace with the argument that abuse of power is not a crime. >> the president of the united states has privileges and power that no other person has. erythe abuse of those very unique powers and privileges is at the fraat the framers had in the when they drafted the ent procedt procedures. >> let me ask you about the question of witnesses. ouldumably you would want to call john bolton. are you prepared then for who the republicans want to call as ortnesses? would that be fair?
?> it's really fair for the president and his team to call witnesses that can provide material information on the charges. it would not be appropriate for he president to call witnesses merely to try to perpetuate the same smear campaign that was foiled when his plot was discovered. hunter biden, for example, can't tell us anything about whether the president withheld military ldd, whether he withheld the aid to coerce ukraine to conduct e ukrainl investigations or why he wouldn't meet with the president of ukraine. the only purpose of putting him on the list is they wish to trade material witnesses like hr. bolton, mulvaney and others, for immaterial ones that will allow them to continue to attack o contiical opponent. a polin illegitimate -- that's an illegitimate abuse of the trial. abuchief justice who may have the opportunity to real on unity tlity of witnesses as well as a senator should not that
-- should not prevent that kind of abuse. >> you can see more tonight on the "cbs evening news" and cbs news will bring you a special report on the senate impeachment trial of president trump as it gets underway later today. e expect those proceedings to t aroundound 1:00 pm eastern time. tor rnieande rar apologized to former vice president joe biden in an sclusive interview with cbs d from a sanders surrogate accusing biden of having a, quote, corruption problem. ed o'keefe is in des moines. ed, with the iowa caucuses less ed, w than two weeks away, why this than t apology? >> reporter: good morning. looking, the race for president way ts a toss up. all the candidates have looking for some way to break through. in this op-ed, a new york pberal and prominent sanders surrogate, argues that joe biden s that joeuption problem for taking contributions from wealthy donors. she she writes, "middle-class joe
has perfected the art of taking big contributions, then ributions,ng his corporate donors at the cost of middle and working-class americans." ateras later circulated by the sanders campaign. sa paigniden campaign quickly swung back and observers suggested the attacks are part of a pattern for sanders dating back to his 2016 campaign when he faced n when hm for not stopping tupporters from aggressively attacking opponents like hillary hillaryor more recently biden.eth warren and biden. s on we caught up with him, he called on his supporters to play nice. >> joe and i have strong disagreements on a number of issues, and we'll argue those disagreements out. disagree y view is absolutely not my view cat joe is corrupt in any way. y.d i'm sorry that that op-ed appeared. i appeal to my supporters, lease engaged in civil discourse -- by the way, we're have a debly people that do.
other people act that way, as well. i would appeal to everybody, have a debate on the issues. we can disagree with each other without being disagreeable, without being hateful. >> reporter: in response last night, biden tweeted his thanks to sanders and said, "these kind of attacks have no place in this primary." biden is on the trail in iowa today holding two events while the senators running for president, of course, are back gresoro io in the the impeach coming days, congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez of new york. she'll hold events for him friday and saturday. n whonk it was elton john who once said "sorry seems to be the hardest word." est whatever reason last night, it.nie sanders could say it. a it sounded good to a lot of people. discoudiscourse, it's a good thing, seems rare these days. thank you so much. r o'keefe reporting. a large rally by gun rights supporters in virginia ended peacefully. more than 20,000 demonstrators, mme carrying handguns and rifles, marched outside the state capitol in richmond yesterday amid very heavy security.
they were protesting proposed new state gun laws. before the march, authorities horities credible threats of violence, a planned anti-gun rally was canceled by wasanizers. the official death toll from navirus iavirus in china has risen to six. rise doctors now say the virus can be transmittedfrom person to person. 's t's troubling. and that led to fears it will spread faster prompting increased precautions like avelers.specially for travelers. today taiwan is reporting its first infection. a woman who had visited wuhan, epiceicenter of the outbreak. it's where we find ramy inocencio. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. sfficials here in wuhan is designated nine hospitals as treatment centers including this s incluind me. that's on top of 61 fever clinics and an expert medical alam. of one piece of good news is havechinese scientists have also said they figured out the dna sequence of this virus. that opens this up to otentially new treatments and possibly a vaccine.
as hundreds of millions of chinese residents migrate across the country to ring in the lunar new year, confirmation the virus can be spread between humans humansthe possibility it can be ossibilited more quickly and more broadly. that poses an even greater challenge for china and nearby nations to contain the outbreak. travelers with masks, quarantine stations, and temperature checkpoints are becoming common sights at airports and train subs across asia. this man we spoke to outside the hospital says it's difficult to contain the spread of the virus but believes the government can andle it very well. the number of known infections has risen sharply since interday, topping 300 cases in china alone. at least 15 hospital workers in wuhan have been diagnosed with the virus. , aif, in fact, a person has infected a health care worker, that's obviously of some concern. >> reporter: dr. anthony fauci concer ciom the national institutes of nationalys the human-to-human
transmissions could be isolated incidents but -- to aen you get sustained transmissibility from one person to another to another to another, you have a more serious problem. that would allow for a much broader type of an outbreak. >> reporter: the world health healtzation says it will assemble an emergency committee of experts. assemb they will meet wednesday to decide whether this epidemic decide constitutes a global emergency bal eme best to contain it. gayle? >> ramy inocencio from wuhan, china. >> r thank you. prince harry is back in canada this morning reunited wif his wife and young son archie. he arrived in vancouver after what may have been his last what m ovent as a senior royal. elizabeth palmer reports from title,gham palace. >> reporter: prince harry and, yes, he still gets to use the title, arrived in vancouver last night and was immediately tative oaway to rejoin meghan
and 8-month-old archie. only hours before, harry had wound up his job as the senior representative of the royal family at a conference on african investment. harry and meghan's exit likely work even more work for prince illiam, the future king, who with his wife kate was on duty wasuckingham palace for the ce fortime, primary hosts of a reception. the previous day harry had told the pr a meeting of his private charity that there had been no option but to go. leap are taking a leap of faith, so thank you for giving fait me the courage to take this next step. >> reporter: this is not yet a clean break. what are the loose ends? loose e are more loose ends than there are decisions. the outstanding one, of course, ,s the money. who's going to pay for what. and probably the most outstanding is security. >> reporter: keeping the young family safe is going to cost a fortune. fortun and british or canadian taxpayers are likely to get the bill.
that's going to generate some anger on top of the resentment already simmering, most of it directed at the outsider in this story. british pubsh public opinion is that it's all meghan's fault. that she has lured harry away from us. she is the one that's insisted that they have a private life. >> reporter: now we should probaby qualify that a little bit. it's a generational thing. older people here tend to feel as if meghan has lured harry away. younger people say, look, they deserve a chance at a happy life, and they just wish them well. anthony? >> all right. still so many questions. elizabeth palmer at buckingham palace, thank you. eliz uckinghalad she clarified. it doesn't look like harry's look lured to me. ointink this is a joint decision between the two of them. s> he even said it was his decision. >> he did say that in a statement. ahead only on "cbs this morning," an ohio doctor is under attack for defending
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i'm tom steyer and i approve this message. it's 7:30. here is what's happening on "cbs this morning." >> and a fair trial would mean witnesses and documents. >> the senate votes on rules while president trump visits the world economic forum. >> that is a hoax. goes nowhere because nothing happened. new worries about a potentially deadly virus in china is able to spread from person to person. >> one of those major concerns is how readily could this virus spread. prince harry goes to canada to be with his wife and son after stepping down from royal duties. >> they're completely joined at the hip in this endeavor. plus, only on "cbs this morning," oprah winfrey will be in the studio to announce her latest book selection. >> and we catch up with the
jonas brothers in our road to the grammy series. a lot of people are very happy that you're back on stage. and by a lot of people, i mean me. >> we're the most happy to see ourselves back together. >> all right. i want to find out what -- >> do you know what we're doing? that's a good tease. that was nick jonas' idea. welcome back to "cbs this morning." we are get ago close look this morning at the secluded island where the late jeffrey epstein is accused of trafficking underage girls. we're hearing a firsthand account from one of those victims. this was privately owned by epstein until his death in august. the local government is now suing his estate for control of it. it's providing new details of how epstein was able to get away with his alleged crimes for so long. bola is on a boat near little
st. james. >> there are really only two ways to get out to this island, either by helicopter or private boat. that seclusion appears to be by design making it difficult for government officials to monitor jeffrey epstein's behavior on the island and harder for the victims who were brought here to escape. >> little st. james may look like a tropical getaway, but authorities say jeffrey epstein used the private island to hide his criminal activity. >> felt that he could basically be protected or -- >> he can get away with things. >> he can get away with it. >> denise george became attorney general of the virgin islands months before epstein's death by suicide last year. her office is now suing epstein's estate. >> why pursue these charges now? >> all i'll have to say is why not now? i cannot speak for what happened in the past at all. what i do know is that because of epstein's wealth and power, he was able to conceal a lot of
this. >> epstein acquired little st. james in 1998 and nearby great st. james eight years later. the convicted pedestrian file registered as a sex offender in the virgin islands in 2010 after serving time in florida for procuring an under age girl for prostitution, but george says monitoring epstein on his island came with unique challenges for authorities checking up on him. >> they were stopped at the dock and they were told that, no, this is as far as you can go because this is my private property. i will not allow you to go in any further. >> court documents allege epstein flew into sara lee king airport, the only airport on st. thomas. >> the area that the jets fly in, separate and apart. that helps with the concealment. >> from there, epstein shuttled
underage e age girls to the island using two helicopters. personnel reported seeing epstein with girls who appeared to be as young as 11. epstein controlled all communication and transportation on little st. james and that his alleged victims were essentially trapped. >> remember, he own tess full island. it wasn't a situation where a child or a young woman would be able to break away and run down the street to the nearest police station. >> epstein's island is about two miles from st. thomas. one of his 15-year-old alleged victims was so desperate to escape, she tried to swim away. >> another of the alleged victims who spoke to cbs news tells us what she said happened to her. >> he raped me. he brought me off the island to his office in st. thomas and he raped me in his office. he also trapped me in his room on the island where he had a gun strapped to the bed post.
i couldn't leave. the only means of getting off the island was either helicopter or boat. >> attorney jordan murson represents several victims. he's encouraged others to come forward and file complaints against the estate. >> for those people that think that they have more time than march 12, 2020, they may be wrong and they may never get their chance at justice if they do not come forward now. >> jeffrey epstein's estate is disputing claims that it would use a victim's compensation fund to somehow conceal alleged criminal activities. in a statement to cbs news, the estate says potential victims would be under no obligation to keep their claims confidential. >> we know what allegedly happened at his town house in
new york. there is so much we don't know about what happened on that island and at a remote ranch he had in new mexico. there's a lot of mystery surrounding those properties. >> the more you hear, the more despicable and sickening it is. the ages of girls, the way they were frightened and treated. >> and we still don't know how many of them there were. >> i hope we get answers on this for a lot of reasons. an ohio doctor started receiving threats after her pro vaccine tiktok video became a sensation online. only on "cbs this morning," she tells us why she's standing firm. and to watch cbs this morning live and loing, subscribe on your favorite podcast platform. what do you get? the day's top stories in less than 20 minutes. l. we'll be right back.
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an ohio doctor who received a flood of threats over a pro-vaccine social media post is standing by her message. in this playful tick-toc video, dr. nicole baldwin showed the benefits of vaccines and said they do not cause autism. that prompted a barrage of hateful responses. scientific evidence shows there is no link between vaccines and autism, by the way. despite that, a recent poll found that 46% of americans are still unsure about this debunked connection. only on "cbs this morning," dr. jon lapook spoke to dr. baldwin about her posts and the fallout. >> we know that vaccines don't
cause autism, and it's important for that message to get out there. >> reporter: dr. nicole baldwin says she was concerned about the impact of misleading anti-vax posts on social media. she created this -- baldwin's tick-tock has more than 1.4 million views. she and her staff quickly became targets. >> i have been the subject of a tsunami of negative comments on all of my social media. there have been negative, fraudulent reviews. >> reporter: one social media user called baldwin "public enemy number one" and another commenter told the pediatrician to stop killing our kids with vaccines. even though the overwhelming scientific consensus is that vaccines do not cause autism, 16% of parents with children younger than 18 say they still believe vaccines cause more harm than good. >> one of the challenges we have in the era of the internet is there is really very little recourse -- >> reporter: renee duresta is a
technical research manager at the stanford internet observatory. >> the platforms have to be thinking about what happens when the cost of physicians putting out statements to counter misinformation is that they themselves become the subject of harassment campaigns, of reputation-harming campaigns, of misinformation campaigns. >> reporter: in recent months, congress has grilled social media companies for failing to stop the spread of misinformation. and in a statement, tik tok said we remove misinformation that could cause harm to health or wider public safety. as for baldwin, she says she's standing by her message. >> i'm not taking my posts down. i'm not going to be bullied into submission. >> listen, it's certainly eye catching and very well done. makes you want to pay attention. she clearly took a personal risk. do you think this was the best way for her to make her points? >> oh, man. it's hard to know. there are so many ways you can get information and misinformation. i mean, for me as a clinician, i
think one effective way is to start with common ground. what's the common grounds between you and your patient, which is that we all love our kids, we all want them to stay away there harm --a stay away from harm. you have to have an attitude that's not judgmental. attitude, tone matters. it's the difference between saying why do you think that versus why do you think that? >> the science is so clear, john. >> the science is clear -- science is clear -- >> why is it hard to debunk this? >> there's science and then there's belief. it's very hard -- think of the beliefs that you've had that when they get punctured. that's a very hard thing to deal with. i think for now the science is clear. i think doctors have to have empathy for the parents who are in there trying to -- they want to keep their kids safe. >> both sides think they're doing the right things for their kids. >> it's not a both-sides issue. it is clear that the vaccines have been saving lives for decades. >> i have to say, there are voices that you're not hearing. you're not hearing the more than 140,000 people a year who die
from muse el-- from measles or s of thousands who die from the flu, most who don't get the flu vaccine. >> thank you so much. appreciate it. vlad duthiers's looking at the stories you'll be talking about. >> what's going on? we have shocking video out of north carolina. a dad caught tackling a high school student during a wrestling match. we will tell you what prompted him to rush the mat. >> i have complicated feelings about
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>> here are stories we think you'll be talking about. a family hike took a terrifying town when a mountain lion attacked a 3-year-old. the video shows the animal in a tree with the young boy's backpack moments after the attack at an orange county wilderness park yesterday. the victim's dad said he threw the backpack after it grabbed the child's neck and started dragging him. the child was treated for minor injuries. the mountain lion was later euthanized. it dropped the child, grabbed the backpack. >> he's okay. >> hall of fame material. this next one maybe not. >> not so much. a north carolina dad was arrested after he was caught tackling his son's wrestling opponent at a horrible match. watch this. [ cheers ] >> come on! >> all right. police say barry lee jones rushed the mat a second after the boy bodyslammed his son.
it happened as the referee had given the hand signal to call the move illegal. jones was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct. the school says they do not condone the dad's actions. >> of course they don't.ean it can tell his son's getting hurt. >> i'm not a parent, but i would say if you saw your kid getting hurt like that, you might do something. >> you would break your neck with that kind of move. >> yes. >> fortunately the kid did not. the father should not have done that. that is a dangerous move -- >> understandable why he did. >> he could have also seriously hurt the -- with the tackle. blind siding him like that. >> grown man, exactly. good story here. new york yankees legend derek jeter is set to punch his ticket to the national baseball hall of fame. today he could be just the second player in history to be unanimously voted into the hall of fame along with his longtime teammate, pitcher mariano rivera. jeter was a 14-time all-star shortstop and won five world series with the new york yankees. he made his mark with this unforgettable defensive play in 2001 dubbed "the flip."
the sideways toss to home plate led to a potentially game-saving out that saved the yankees from losing a playoff series. >> i honestly don't know anybody who doesn't admire and like derek jeter. honestly. nobody on the planet has anything negative to say about him and with good reason. a great guy. >> 20 years on the yankees -- >> 20 years -- >> terrific. >> big question is whether barry bonds, curt schilling get in, as well -- >> he's got to get in. ahead, oprah and her book club selection. (whistling) (whistling)
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this is a kpix 5 news morning update. >> good morning. it is 7:56 and as we hit the roadways it is busy out there especially at the richmond-san rafael bridge. you got rake light as you work your way west bound. christine delays near the toll plaza and making matters worse we have a broken down vehicle west bound 580. that is blocking the right lane. if you're headed over into san rafael also take a look at traffic at the bay bridge. getting word of the crash west bound 80 right at the 580 connector. the metering lights are on and got up backup well to the maze. it looks like things are loading up north bound 880 out of oakland and here's a live look at the 880 freeway nimitz
past the coliseum. south bound doing ok and there's a lot of brake lights as you head into hayward. busy across the san mateo bridge plus we got slick surfaces this morning. it is moving south and the vast majority of the storm is north of the golden gate bridge. you can see exactly where the showers are and in the current situation as we zoom in to the north bay marin mostly getting the soaking and west marin on highway 1 but making its way towards the 101 corridor. it is going to make its way further south over the golden gate. at the moment it's getting there. current temperatures in the 50s and a mix of 40s in livermore and santa rosa. our high temperature today not making it quite to 60 but getting close. and then that seven-day forecast shows a mix of sun and clouds until the weekend. i'm tom steyer and i approve this message.
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welcome back. i'm gayle king. the historic impeachment trial gets under way in washington today. john dickerson is here to sort it out. >> in the road to the grammys, the jonas brothers. >> oprah winfrey has a new selection for our book club. she and the author will be here in studio 57. >> looking good. in stu t today's eye-opener. the senate meets to establish rules for senate trial while -esident trump highlights his accomplishments in dave price, switzerland. >> the president arrived in dave ighlightsre he sounded off on the senate impeachment trial way gets under way later today. >> what we're really expecting is organized chaos as the republicans and democrats debate how this trial will proceed. -> they wish to trade material boltoses like mr. bolton and
mulvaney for immaterial one that will allow them to continue to totack a political opponent. >> one piece of good news is ne out chinese scientists have thisthey figured out the dna equence of this virus. that opens up to potentially new po treatments and possibly a ldccine. older people tend to feel as r people shas lured harry away. younger people say, look, they th tserve a chance at a happy life not gwish them well. >> i'm not good at pleasantries. if it's your birthday, i'm not going to call you up and have.atulate you so you say nice 'sings about me. that's not what i do. never have. ersonarting to feel like larry david impersonated him on "snl" so now bernie is impersonating this?n real life. ng oute we doing this? why are we still blowing out candles? you know what my wish is, a cake without spit on it. how about that? >> the eye-opener presented by toyota. let's go places. >> actually, you think about that when people blow out their
birthday candles, i think they are onto something. welcome back to cbs. it's an historic day in washington where the u.s. senate will meet in just a few hours to start the impeachment trial of the president of the united states. senators will set the ground rules for the trial on two articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of congress. >> meanwhile president trump is thousands of miles away this morning in switzerland where he praised u.s. economic success in his opening remarks at the world economic forum. that's in dave prios. before he left the stage he e mld he was right to leave washington during the impeachment trial and slammed the impeachment process overall. >> i'll be making a speech hoax.ly of it's very important. een other is just a hoax. it's the witch hunt that's been going on for years. tisanfore the senators debate whether mr. trump should be removed from office you can expect partisan fighting over the rules and substance of the senate trial. chip reid on capitol hill. chip, what are we likely to see
today? >> i'll tell you, we are just hours from the start of the trial. t already appears there's no common ground between mitch mccos and democrats. last night majority leader mitch mcconnell released the proposed rules for the trial. t battlel be voted on today and sayshave already ignited the hirst battle of the trial. ecconnell's proposal said it would start with opening arguments with each side getting manours over two days to present their case. house managers led by congressman adam schiff will go first and the president's legal team will follow. fter that there will be 16 aters of questions from senators. only then would there be debate over whether or not we will hear from witnesses, which could be in he biggest point of contention c leaderrial. last night democratic leader chuck schumeralled mcconnell's sgoposal w one thing democrats are really upset about is that mcconnell said he would follow the rules from the clinton impeachment trial.in that trial, the eviden from the house was automatically introduced into evidence in the
senate. that's not going to happen here. there's going to have to be a vote. because republicans have the majority in the senate, it's going to be very difficult for democrats to make any big to right.s. tony. analyst joht, chip. er preyou very much cbs news senior political analyst covered bill clinton's impeachment trial fn 1969 and joins us with what ng.wers can expect from the trial of president trump. good morning. >> good morning. rulenator mcconnell has laid be ais ground rules for what he tpes to be a speedy trial. he's apparently coordinated these with the white house. what are the risks and rewards of his strategy? >> well, if we think about this politically, just in terms of political risks and rewards and aboute this is a political process and we have to think way, about it that way, let's start this pre rewards. for republicans they are big fans of this president. defou as a republican are seen as defending this president and keeping the democrats from trying to hurt your president you get political rewards with ike base. the downside is republicans look like enablers, look like they
tshed the process through and nd didted a president who had wne something wrong and didn't eally want to investigate theher they had done something .rong and that puts them on the hook for future presidential th ehavior. if they are seen as enablers and ionable,ident goes on to do omething people really do find bjectionable opponents will say you enabled this behavior. > there's a handful of republicans who could be this critical at deciding whether there are witnesses in the case, talk hether there is more evidence. moderatut the position there. fall.are generally considered this res who have tough re-election fights in the fall. d they are in a tough position for this reason. you had a cnn poll, 50% of the country thinks the president hould be removed. thiof the country wants to see witnesses. 58% of the country thinks the so president did something wrong. thin here tuntry essentially thinks ot theshould be a process here that's a little more extended. that's in the the republican the ion at the moment. dide moderates have to weigh wrong a the president's position theyhe did nothing wrong at all e may ere they likely are, which is that he may have done
ble.thing wrong but it's not impeachable. they have to ride those two ositio between the president's onsition and their position all the way to election day. >> okay. so they say he did put the pressure but it's not to staable. do they have constitutional th that's no stand on? admit, okay, he pressured but that's not enough to remove him from office. >> the constitutional ground will be something to fight over. l hear aes will figure what the at.stitutional turf is. we'll hear a lot about that. mush the constitution is a little mushy on the question of impeachment. but when you read the debates of that hot summer in philadelphia, so t r ey were jittery about power, so this question of abuse of worr is right in the center of hat the framers were worried about. houghtason they worried about power, they called it a cancer. th ,hey felt like if you gave somebody power, the inclination of the human spirit would be to abus abuse it. e checks just natural. shere had to be these checks on it. uilty orhat impeachment is not,t. leaving aside whether the shoulent is guilty or not, nown bachat they were most
concerned about. that's where the conversation should take place. >> they would have known in 1976 ment crimes and misdemeanors sidn't refer to legal questions but judgment calls. impeachments have happened over insanity, drunkenness, ismanagement throughout drinory. . was going to say the th enesident's lawyers, who are witzg to defend him now, ken ther and alan dershowitz, jay sekulow, what do you make of the team? >> high profile team. >> when we watch the impeachment, we should think thereall the different in the r out there. there's the audience of the tele senators in the room, the television audience, base audience of the democratic party, all these different audiences, some are picked for the at-home viewing audience and to t republican party. years.re conditioned to speaking to that audience, have been t mea it on television for years. -> what does it mean for the country? the e outcome is known. he'llw what's going to happen acquhe end. >> he'll be acquitted. >> what does it mvp? means means it's an opportunity to look at -- means basically
because this is an election at t year, this is a look at this ourident and the way he operates. it's the central question of the pr ervernment whether the president the he his power for personal purposes. that's bhaes at isswhat's at is. par this person given power on behalf of the people use it wisely. thinkatters here not with ted, butto whether he's re-ached, we think he's going to get acquitted and whether of there-elected and people n the like four more years of so muchavior that will be laid ut in the course of this senate imial. e'si should point out the impeachment we're referring to >> no.ges, there hasn't been a president kbeefd for drunkenness yet. >> quick clarification. > cbs news will bring impeachment trial of president wilp as it gets under way oday. we expect the senate will money"ene today around 1:00 p.m. eastern. >> ahead in our eye on money night o refinance your e the
we have we have much more news ahead. catch up with the jonas brothers to find out why they decided to get back together. >> missing the magic with the brothers when things were right, so i sort of floated it by kevin. i said -- >> what did you say? >> i said, hey, i've been thinking a lot about this.
i think i would be down to get up on stage again and try this again with you guys, fearing that he would say, forget it. >> forget it. >> immediately i looked and i just knew. >> suckers for you. road to the grammys countdown -- choking here -- how the band gets ready for big shows sometimes by going to a spa. you're watching "cbs this morning." thank you nor that. we'll be right back. tremfya® helps adults
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nomin nominees. all will be in our grammy special at 10:00, 9:00 central. we're talking about three jersey boys -- a lot of good music out of jersey, bon jovi, bruce springsteen -- >> a few people. >> there's a few people. nick, joe, and kevin, also known as the jonas brothers, are back together after more than five years apart. they are older but refreshed and taking the music world by storm again. we join them in a you could see unique environment. nick, this was your idea. the joe bros were, as usual, defying expectations. >> i think you'll like it. we like it. lead the way. >> after you. >> thanks. nick invited us all to the korean spa. >> i'm going full immersion. >> to chill out in the 123-degree heat. >> get this there. >> that feels so good. >> it does. what does this do for you guys? >> being in any warm place it helps warm up the voice a little bit. >> when you're on the road,
there tends to be a little bit more alcohol consumed than normal daily life. >> true. >> it is nice to get that out of your system and feel fresh before the show. >> in a few hours you're going to be on stage. >> we'll be in front of, you know, 20,000-something people. having time to center up and relax beforehand is important. >> a lot of people very happy that you're back on stage. >> i think -- >> by saying a lot of people, i mean me-ee. >> we're the most happy to see ourselves back together. >> yeah. >> this year's been about healing for us. [ cheers ] >> i feel ready. game time. >> we actually do get dressed and put on some clothes and have a proper conversation. >> is that one of the strangest interviews you've conducted? >> it was. >> the hot box -- >> it was 123 degrees. clay rocks, nick likes to do it and suggested it. i thought, i'm game. i thought it was great fun. i like these guys so much. you can see more of our conversation with the jonas brothers and other big-name nominees in our special which
airs tuesday at 10:00, 9:00 central. and the 62nd annual grammy awards are sunday night. you can watch it here on cbs. they broke up for a wild, they got back together. their new music i think is better than it's ever been. you know, it's very contemporary -- >> it can be rejuvenating when you split and come back together. >> true. the thing about it, they have a new set of fans that didn't know them before. which is also nice when you come back and people see you in a different light. >> the spa may have new fans, pretty nice. >> actually, i want to go back to the spa. it was great. >> we'll all go. >> tomorrow -- >> oh, anthony, bad idea. >> anthony, i'm not kidding. we should do that. >> i'll do it. i'll do. it i'm there. >> we should do that. tomorrow on "cbs this morning," we'll share part of the conversation with blake shelton. he's a grammy nominee. and guess what, the love of his life popped in, gwen stefani showed up. here's a look, a first look we should say at the power couple's new music video. it comes out today. it's called "nobody but you." ♪
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i'm tom steyer and i approve this message. in this morning's "eye on money," how low mortgage rates could help homeowners cut their costs. the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage is 3.65%. that's down almost a full percentage point from the same time a year ago. almost 63% of mortgage applicants are homeowners looking to refinance. cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger is here with some advice if you are thinking about refinancing. jill, good morning. >> good morning. >> so if you are thinking about refinancing, what do you need to know here? >> well, obviously rates are lower. and so if you've got a higher rate than that 3.65%, that might sort of pique your interest. as you know, every single deal when it comes to a mortgage involves costs. and closing costs on a re-fi can be 2% to 5% of the loan amount.
i should also note that when we talk about these great rates, 3.65%, it's great if you've got great credit. and usually that means the mid 700s or so. so what you want to do is run the numbers, see how long it will take you to break even. if your payment goes down, how many months do you have to be in that house. if you're going to move in a couple of years, may not make sense to refinance. >> a lot of people are doing debt triage. they've got the mortgage debt, they've got the credit card debt, student loan debt. can you refinance the mortgage to pay off other stuff? >> you can. of course that's really intriguing because if i have a 22% outstanding credit card balance or even a student loan at 6% or 7% and i can get a 3.75% mortgage sounds great. when the new tax law went into effect, there was a big change. you can no longer deduct interest that is used to pay off other debt. so if $200,000 of your mortgage is your primary residence but another 30,000 is credit card
and student loans, that 30,000, you're not supposed to deduct the mortgage interest. we've got to be clea still, it's a lot cheaper, and it may be a better deal for you to use your mortgage, home equity, to do that. >> should you think about refinancing if you have one of those adjustable rates? >> i think this is a great time. >> you do? >> yeah. here's why -- last year when rates were higher, i got people who called my radio russia and podcast they were freaking out because adjustable rate mortgages ticked up -- >> i'm scared of those -- >> they look great when ritz go down. when they go up they get spooky. >> all the same people that had that feeling last year could be a chance for you to fix that loan for the next 30 years. and i think that's important. also same thing, if someone has a balloon payment, where you pay a fixed rate for ten years, but then ten years from now you're going to have to pay a big amount, maybe your situation has changed. maybe you're not going to move. maybe you're not going to have that influx of money. i think fixed rates are the way to go. by the way, i always err on the
30 year, not the 15 year. i know what you're thinking, wait, you want to pay it off sooner. but 30-year loan means you've got more flexibility during the life of the loan. if you've got young kids and you want to start putting money away for college, you might say i want a lower mortgage payment today. i can always pay it off faster if i had to. >> right. how long typically does a re-fi take, jill, and what documents do you need? >> gosh, 45 days probably. it's still a pain in the neck. paychecks, w2s, asset statements, loan statements. your whole life. your blood. whatever they want -- >> like you said -- >> first born child. you need that, too? >> exactly. perseverance. >> hasn't gotten easier. thank you so much. appreciate it. oprah is in the toyota green room with a big announcement, there's a book somewhere in there --
trend this is a kpix 5 news morning update. >> good morning. as you head out the door we are still seeing a lot of brake lights on the bay bridge commute. also 880 loaded up as well. we have a crash south bound 880 right at whipple. a stalled vehicle and traffic is busy. break lights south bound 880 out of hayward. want your past that you were on the brake lights on and off down into fremont this morning. getting across the san mateo bridge is slow and go as well. 880 north bound, past the coliseum is stacked up your actions but busy as you had through the area and take a look at the san mateo bridge. drive times 25 minutes to go between 880 over towards 101. on 101 itself not a lot of problems the usual slow until conditions and as for the bay bridge metering lights are on a back up to the maze. a little wet on the roadways as a result of the showers and a cold front that
is moving through. taking a look at our hi-def doppler, the majority of it is in the north bay. marin getting a good soaking and parts of sonoma county. the 101 corridor is going to be a wet ride for those of you headed into town. this is going to venture south but not until later. taking a live look towards sutro you can see it is cloudy and maybe a few sprinkles here and there but by the afternoon that will start to move south and break apart. current temperatures in the 40s. in the 50s elsewhere. your seven-day forecast in a second but mostly a mix of the 50s and not making it to 60 in the south bay. that will happen later in the week as the showers move out and clouds move in.
morning." it is now time to bring you some of the stories that are "talk of the table" this morning. it's where we each pick a story to share with each other and all of you at home. >> yep. who's first? >> i'm going first. you know when you read an obituary of somebody and you go, wow? what a life. >> yep. >> that was my reaction to the obituary that neil genslinger of "the new york times" wrote for a scenic designer, peter larkin. a tony award-winning set designer, who died in new york last month at 93. he designs sets for 45 broadway productions and dozens of movies starting back in the 1950s when he won four tony awards. three of those shows were actually on broadway at the same time, and he was still in his 20s. he went on to and designed sets for "tootsie," "three men and a baby," "get shorty," "miss congenialitiy." he was the set designer for "peter pan." the cool part you don't expect as you read the obituary, he was the set designer who created something called the mother ship for george clinton and harlem
and function kadelic. you see it. the band used to come off of it in the middle of the show and leave on it at the end. it's considered one of the most iconic stage props in music. it was -- the set designer was peter larkin who we lost at the age of 93. what an incredible career. >> i did know the mother ship. i did not know peter larkin. >> there you go. >> long and creative life. mine is special mommy hug to ed bastion at delta airlines. guess what he did -- his workers, they are getting a bonu the company is giving them $1.6 billion as part of a profitsharing program. that's about two months extra pay for every eligible worker. ed bastion, as i said, is delta's ceo, says this, "delta would be nothing without our 90,000 people. they deserve all the credit." ed bastion's been at this table, so we know him. i like to think he's a friend of the show. he's going to send out the checks to everybody on valentine's day. you know, most -- most places don't even give you a week's
extra pay. >> right. >> he's giving you two months extra pay in the early part of the year, as your year is starting off. i think that's a nice thing to do. >> not to this amount, but they've been doing this regularly for i think like six years. >> what a nice mention to send to employees. >> wouldn't you like to see more companies do that? >> yes -- >> i was going to say, you know, the people are -- all the credit goes to the people. very rarely does money like that go to the people. that's great. >> that's right. >> special mommy hug for him. >> for him. >> can only gayle -- only gayle can say special mommy hug. a daddy hug. >> you can say it. my "talk of the table" is basically an opportunity for everybody to take a little winter sojourn in their mind and also part of my plea to get my wife on to this particular type of travel. a cruise ship. a trip of a lifetime ship. the ship left yesterday on a 111-day around-the-world voyage. 670 guests. a soldout ship. it will --
>> you'll get to know them really well. >> yeah. it's -- it will visit 38 ports in 26 countries. five continents, 34,000 nautical miles. it sounds like -- >> does this sound fun to you? 111 days -- >> absolutely. >> on a ship -- with 600-plus people? >> i mean, you know, the prices are a little bit i don't know. it's $22,000 for an interior cabin starting price. if you want a view of the ocean like a little port hole, it's $32,000. >> i'm interested in a short cruise. >> oh, no -- >> i think i'd be banging the hull going, "let me off." >> i want to go around the world, but -- >> i have to talk to cbs management about this. there's a boat leaving in 2021 that's almost 1,000 feet in length, a 200-day around-the-world cruise. i might be on it. never know. >> are you leaving us? >> i'm announcing my retirement to travel the world. i have a hat and striped shirt -- >> madam president is listening. only on "cbs this morning," oprah's here.
she's going to reveal her new book club selection. she's in the middle of her 2020 "vision your life in focus" tour promoting wellness all around the country. her special guests so far have included -- amy schumer, lady gaga, there's more to come with dwayne johnson, tina fey was there, first lady michelle obama, actress tracee ellis ross. also coming up. during her recent tour stop in north carolina last weekend, comedian amy schumer was on stage with oprah to talk about being a new mom. >> i heard that one of your takeaways is that women are just warriors. >> we are warriors. [ applause ] all of us. i mean, for real. that is what i learned. i didn't just learn how strong i was. i really learned as a whole how strong women are. and you know, men are great, too, and like that's awesome. and you guys can throw a touchdown. but like can you make a baby? >> oprah joins us at the table.
listen, i was thinking about you for the delta story about the ceo -- >> yes, two months is extraordinary. i started out giving a week's pay -- >> i remember that. >> when i had my very first job in television, my first boss, carol crump, gave us a week's pay for christmas. so i did that every year for my employees -- two months is a lot. >> it is a lot. >> we have a lot to talk about. we're going to start with -- you've been making news lately about the documentary involving -- >> i try not to make news, but okay. >> oprah told me last night, we had dinner, she said, if i didn't have there book club, i would have called in sick today. >> i would have called in sick. >> i do think it's important for people to hear from you personally, to address it. i know you released a statement. you decided to take your name off the documentary involving russell simmons. and his alleged abuse of women. i think people question why would oprah of all people do that. >> well, first of all, i just want to say that i have lived me
too since i was 9 years old. and was raped at 9, sexually assaulted from 9 to 14, and then raped again at 14. and nothing is harder than standing up for yourself when you're 14 and not being believed. i was not believed by my own family. so i stand in support of these women. i believe them. it was a hard decision because i knew that russell simmons had started publicly pressuring me and that me pulling out of the arme bnteidongy wasng pressured. >> what do you -- >> he publicly and privately pressured you -- >> yes, yes. what do i say to that? for me -- and gayle knows this -- in all experiences of my life, particularly when i'm in a crisis, the only question for me is what is the right thing to do. >> for you -- >> for me. so before the public pressure had started, before russell had gone with his instagram, i had gone to the -- to the filmmakers
and had said to them, houston, i think we have a problem here. new information had come forward, the very first time this was announced. and i said, i think we need to pull out of sundance. and if we can't pull out of sundance, i'm going to have to take my name off. i don't want to do that because it's -- >> you said pull out of sundance to get it right. >> i don't care about awards -- i care about getting it right. i think there's inconsistencies in the stories that we need to look at. >> russell simmons has, first of all, he's denied all of the allegations vigorously. >> yeah. >> you again have said that you unequivocally support these women. >> yes. >> why are you making it a point to say that even though you're withdrawing from the -- >> because i believe that the women's voices deserve to be heard. and as an executive producer, i also was in a position where i thought some things were not right. i wanted the context of the story to be broadened, i wanted more women brought into the story. and i will say this, that i
thought michelle miller's story last week with -- with three of the women, one of the women had just been added, alexia norton-strong i think is her name. and i had asked that more women be added. when you see the documentary which i do hope people will see the documentary, i felt that story needed to be broadened. one of the things i said to the producers is, i don't think that deserves to just be a sound byte. i can honestly say that i learned more about alexia norton-strong in michelle miller's story than i did in the doc. i was asking for changes. let me just say this -- i've been an executive producer since the beginning of the "oprah" show. there were many times -- people say what's the timeline. until the thing is on the screen, you have the right to change your mind and make changes. and i remember many times on the show, particularly there was a columbine story we were going to run for the 10th anniversary, and the night before i pulled it because something about it didn't feel right. and i thought we are going to
cause more school shootings if we put this on the air. so i've always been in the position as an executive producer, if ia say i want changes, usually those are done. what this taught me is don't put your name on anything that you do not have creative control over. >> some people have perceived this as a victory for russell. >> yeah. >> and russell -- >> this is not a victory for russell. and i unequivocally say that i did not pull out because of russell. this is not a victory lap for him. i cannot be silenced by a russell simmons after all i've been through. and also, you know, i spent three years on trial trying to protect the girls at my school who had accused a dorm parent of sexual assault. three years on trial, and nobody believed them. >> it struck me as odd that some would accuse you of not standing f accused of you not sticking up for women, black women in particular. >> to me that is ridiculous. and also ridiculous to think i
could be intimidated by russell simmons. yeah. >> or anyone. >> i don't think anyone. not at this point. i am about to turn 66, okay? >> that's the one thing you get when you turn 66. you know, people are saying that i was silenced. i am not silenced. i'm sitting on "cbs this morning," which is exactly the opposite of being silenced. i stand with the women. i hope people see the film even though -- and make their own decisions about it. >> can you stay around so we can unveil the book club? >> this is why i was here. n't wait. time ago. we rely on the internet more than ever.
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♪ we are back with oprah and the real reason she came to the broadcast this morning for a highly anticipated book club selection only on "cbthis mornin maid american dirt jnsi lo >>hy?>> fst of all -- >> hi jeanine cummins. >> you're here as well. >> from the very first sentence, the one of the very first bullets comes in through the open window above the toilet
where luca is standing. i was in. i was in from the very first sentence. >> we should say this book is receiving critical acclaim for the powerful portrayal of a migrant's journey across the u.s. lydia, a mother who escapes from mexico with her son after surviving a brutal attack by a cartel. jeanine cummins is with us also. >> luca is her son. >> yes, 8 years old. >> what was the moment like when you got a phone call from oprah? >> best moment of my life. the four words every writer dreams of hearing. general even, it's oprah winfrey. i was very jet lagged. i had gotten off a plane from the u.k. i said very early in the conversation, this is not oprah winfrey right now. and she said, yes, it is. it's oprah! >> did she do that? she did do that? >> yes. it's real. >> you do that to people all the time. i forgot i did that. >> amazing. >> i used to say, we'll be right
back. you know that, you know, you have heard that. it's oprah. >> it's oprah. >> this is fascinating about the book because already you have a little bit of hate against you, people are drinking it about you. you said even you were first worried you had no business writing this book. you feld compelled yet unqualified. why? because it's a migrant story. >> it is a migrant story. >> involving mexico. >> i knew that i wanted to write about immigration. i was interested in that topic. and i wasn't -- i resisted for a very long time telling the story orri i didn't 's point of view know enough, my privilege would make me blind to certain truths. >> what convinced you that you could write it? >> look, i felt very compelled. it was five years of research and two failed drafts that convinced me that i needed to go into lydia's point of view. there was a point early on in the research where i was speaking with a very generous scholar, a woman who was chair
of the chicano study department at san diego state university at the time. she said to me, i expressed my concerns about this, and she said we need every voice we can get telling this story. >> what touched you, oprah, about this story, the writing? >> first of all, the language is the first thing that pulls me in in way story. then what touched me, by the end. story, not even by the end, i immediately was drawn into the story and their desire to get to the united states. and every night on the news i think you hear so many stories, so many migrant stories. i watch norah o'donnell every evening. you see the stories at the border. i thought this humanized that migration process in a way that nothing else i had ever felt or seen had. and i agree with you. this is one story and i'm saying let everybody else tell your story. this story really changed me and changed the way i see what it means to be an immigrant trying to come to this country. >> i love hearing that.
>> and you started focusing on it before it was even -- even before it was in the zeitgeist, this conversation, about the immigrants and the border wall? >> yeah, 2013 i started writing, started researching. i went to the border lands. i spent time on both sides of the border. i went -- i visited migrant shelters, i volunteered at a soup kitchen. >> what was the most powerful part of all of that for you? >> i think i met so many immigrants and listening to their stories and also the people who are doing the work to support immigrants and put themselves bodily in harm's way to be a protection for people who are so vulnerable, seeing, you know, theof hop alcourage, what actual bravery looks like made me -- >> so, guys, we are going to go to the border to do the book club and film it for apple tv
plus. >> to the actual location? >> yes. >> you say the places are real. >> we are going to go where people cross over to the border and we are going to film there for apple. >> who gets to go? >> oprah, tell me who gets to go. >> people who are writing at oprah's book club. >> oprah, jeanine cummins, thank you. "american dirt" on sale now. read oprah's book club on our website cbsthismorning.com. we'll be right back. vo: droughts. floods.
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mostly in the north day around the 101 corridor and that's what is causing the slowdown. zooming into everything it, pretty much from summerfield south is seeing the brunt of it at the moment but there is another cell making its way in land from inverness and headed that way towards petaluma. 's body pretty much no matter where you are north of the golden gate. you can see it is a little bit foggy and hazy and cloudy. and wet as well. san francisco 51, 49 in santa rosa and livermore. 50 in concord. high temperature today a mix of the 50s and not quite making it to the 60s even in the south bay. the rain today turns to a mix of sun and clouds and rate returns in time for the weekend with warmer temps. i'm tom steyer and i approve this message.
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