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captioning made possible by johnson & johnson where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations >> osgood: good morning. i'm charles osgood this is a special edition of "sunday morning." we'll be spending the morning in the low country of south carolina, by design. this is auldbrass modern day plantation designed by the legendary architect frank lloyd wright. it's roughly midway between
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charleston and savannah. different approaches to preserving their layer tahj. a tale of two cities as lee cowan will report in our cover story. >> savannah, georgia, and charleston, south carolina. historic cities of the south. faced with a design dilemma. >> the question is how do we move forward? how do we honor our past and point toward a future? >> preservation and progress ahead on "sunday morning." >>' look around the house and grounds here demonstrates, good design can reveal itself in ways big and small. luke burbank this morning shows us how small things can make a world of difference. >> they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder but good design
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that's something everyone can appreciate,. >> i think the notion that because somebody is poor they don't have the same appreciation for beauty or function is completely erroneous. >> this is a stone from india. >> creating heidi sign and low cost. later on "sunday morning." >> design plays a role in many aspects of our lives. even if something is just being built for laughs. this morning comedian jerry seinfeld will be sharing his insights with anthony may on. >> jerry seinfeld's internet show is about cars and comedy. he's obsessed with the design of both. you break comedy down in architectural way. >> i like structure. i like lodge glike later on "sunday morning," we go for a
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drive with jerry seinfeld. >> am i driving too fast for you? >> cleaning windows at auldbrass is pretty down to earth task. but on a skyscraper, this morning, mo rocca does windows. >> architects design them, construction workers build them. this is good exercise. who cleans them? >> i don't do windows. well unless i'm window washing a skyscraper on the 38th floor. ahead on "sunday morning." >> richard schlesinger introduces us to shaker design. jane pauley looks at architecture you can take to the bank. seth doane has spotted castles made of sand. first, let's go to christine johnson in the newsroom for our
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sunday morning headlines. >> good morning it's may 31, 2015. beau biden eldest son of vice president joe biden and two time attorney general of delaware has died after a battle with cancer. we have report from marlie hall. >> vice president joe biden announced that his oldest son beau died of brain cancer. saying the entire family is saddened beyond words. we know that beau's spirit will live on. the former well dare attorney general and member of the delaware national guard was 46 years old. he served a year long tour in iraq while in the national guard and like his father was a lawyer. biden of the hospitalized at the walter reed national military medical center earlier this month. at the time however younger biden underwent surgery in 2013 to remove a small leash an.
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he suffered a mild stroke in 2010. last year beau biden announced he wasn't planning another term at attorney general and hoping to run for governor. he leads behave his wifea daughter and son. >> secretary much state john scary has cancelled remainder of four nation european trip. kerry broke his leg this morning in a bike accident in france. the senate meets in a rare sunday session today because some of the provisions of the patriot act expire at midnight. ken ken republican senator rand paul an opponent charges the measures are quote an illegal spy program. former maryland governor martin owe mall precise he's running for president. he will challenge hillary clinton and vernon senator bernie sanders. more rain in parts of texas.
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another 3.5 inches fell yesterday in houston. at least 31 people have died in storms that began over memorial day weekend. the chicago blackhawks are heading to the stanley cup finals. game one against tampa bay lightning set for wednesday. for today's weather thunderstorms are forecast from texas to montana. as well as much of the eastern part of the country. in the week ahead drier in texas. but stormy in the east and hotter in the southwest. >> osgood: next. the low country by design. >> ladies and gentlemen, jerry seinfeld. >> later -- >> here goes nothing. >> osgood: jerry seinfeld just fors laughs.
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>> osgood: it he may sound like a dream come true to, own a grand estate designed in 1939 by america's foremost architect frank lloyd wright.
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wright named it auldbrass. adapting the name of a historic plantation although nothing is planted here but live oaks and cypress trees. spread across some 300 acres of south carolina's low country a region defined by rivers and tidal marshes. but just three decades ago auldbrass had fallen into disrepaira costly white elephant that no one it seemed, was willing or able to save. >> when i got it, it was ready for the bulldozer. it was pretty much, you know, barely alive. it's taken almost 30 years to bring it back to where it is now. >> hollywood producer joel silver is best known for his blockbuster films.
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silver's 1986 purchase and restoration of auldbrass has been the most audacious production of his career. >> very expensive hobby. and i found early on that if i could make successful movies that made a lot of money that i would be able to benefit from that to utilize those funds to explore other things. i'm going to build a guest house. one of the few times we're going to build a new wright building in the exact site. that's last project. >> silver maintains auldbrass as wright intended. a private retreat. opening it to the public on occasion to raise funds for the regional open land trust. the architect's vision endures. from the smallest detail to the
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grandest. nature is the inspiration. a love of place exalted by design. by the time auldbrass was designed the nearby cities of charleston and savannah were both more than 200 years old. how they deal with the challenge of historic preservation makes for genuine tale two of cities. our cover story reported by lee cowan. >> they are two belles of the south. savannah georgia. and charleston, south carolina. about a hundred miles apart they have been rivals for centuries. debating everything from which has the best manners to which makes the sweetest tea. but they have something in common, how to preserve their months-draped southern charm without turning their backs on progress.
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>> there's a lot of jealousy between the two of them. >> retired american history professor was born in charleston but spent last 50 years in savannah. his home off monterey square, was built in 1869. how can you keep city like this charming and preserve its history and yet still move forward at the same time? >> well, many would say we don't want to move forward at the same time. we're happy just the way we are thank you very much. >> many in charleston might say the same thing. and that's the design dilemma. while it's tempting to want to put these historic cities in formaldehyde charleston's mayor says that's not a viable answer. >> a historic city should be a living place. because if you don't have that it's a former something. a former once great city that now is pretty to see.
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>> charleston has the oldest historic district in the country. carefully preserved the grand public building as well as the mansions along the battery of course the famous rainbow road. the style is the single house. tall slender homes they're called piazzas here some sometimes look out over a private garden. it's an architectural fabric that new buildings have a hard time matching. >> it's like there is this beautiful painting. we have an opportunity to paint something within that beautiful painting. it's got to be careful that what you paint there don't detract from the overall context of what has been created. >> it's up to charleston's board of architectural review to approve new construction. sometimes the mayor himself gets involved as he did with the
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architect of a proposed parking garage. >> i said i want a building that doesn't look like a parking garage. no, that's what we do here in charleston. i don't want it to look like a parking garage. >> this is what resulted a. garage that actually won federal design achievement 'pared. then charleston place a 400 room hotel paled the city's muster, but only after it was built to fit with the style of the buildings around it. and the $142 million performance hall. but for modernist architect like ray huff charleston's restrictions can make new design a bit tricky. >> what we're having now is a bit of clash of values as it much in trying to determine how do we find that right balance. that's a difficult proposition. >> when clemson university designed this contemporary building to house the school's architecture center in
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charleston, it was met with such opposition the plans had to be scrapped. >> the process of going through getting permits and what have you for a building is an extremely difficult process in charleston. >> the same debate is ringing throughout savannah. although here historic preservation takes on a little different tone. >> is there a general sense about sort of modern and contemporary architecture coming into savannah? >> i think we embrace it. but we ask questions about whether this building will contribute to the city. >> christian sottills, the dean of the school of building arts. and architect behind this, the school's new museum of art. >> we set out to design a building that would communicate across three centuries. >> one that incorporates what
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was left of the oldest surviving railroad depot in the country. >> we like to use the term creative preservation. that's not very hopeful. but creative preservation is making and saving. it's both. >> that depot is one of more on this 70 historic sites that savannah's college of art and design have saved and repurposed f. a former county jail to is theth century armory. >> it is a living laboratory. >> many of the buildings like this one look out on program savannah's best known feature. it's squares. >> there are 2 of them all. in fact it's considered one of the nation's first planned cities. it's not as old as charleston, savannah's historic district is much larger stretching stretching from the waterfront with buildings like savannah's cotton exchange still
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stands to neighborhoods where homes with gas lanterns and intricate iron work sit beneath the spanish moss. this is what makes savannah. and the new can still spark controversy. the 64,000 square foot jepson center for the arts designed by moshe safdie was tough to get by review board. some still don't like it today. >> a grand staircase filled with glass, but maybe not so appropriate for historic city like savannah. >> these port cities of the south, savannah and charleston, are survivors. they have out lived fires hurricanes, slavery and war. surely will design disputes but not without a fight. >> osgood: coming up.
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keeping it simple. >> that is an extra drawer. shakers didn't like to waste space. my scalp hurts. my hair hurts. this is what it can be like to have shingles. a painful, blistering, rash. if you had chickenpox, the shingles virus is already inside you. 1 in 3 people will get shingles in their lifetime. well i had to go to the eye doctor last week and i have to go back today. the doctor's worried its so close to her eye.
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talk to your doctor or pharmacist about your risk. >> osgood: frank plowed wright custom designed furniture. by contrast richard schlesinger introduces us to a furniture making tradition whose designs couldn't be more practical.
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>> at the hancock shaker village in far western massachusetts they have always kept things simple and clean. it's a museum now where visitors can see classic furniture designed centuries ago by the shakers. the lines of the furniture are as clean as the rooms it in habits. leslie herzbery is the curator. >> they were thinking of it as being functional, streamlined simple, beautiful design. >> they didn't mean for it to be beautiful? >> they didn't. they would never refer to it as beautiful. >> these no films, no flourishes chairs may be the best known legacy of shaker design. shakers came to the u.s. from england and established themselves as a christian sect in the late 18th century.
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their design style followed their lifestyle. it is simple and above all practical. this is a blanket chest made in the 1800s. what is the thing on the bottom. >> that is an extra drawer. shakers didn't like to waste space. there was an additional way to use the space more efficiently the shakers would find it. >> they were innovative group that came up with new ways to solve old problems. >> it's true. so the shakers did the same thing. but what the shakers figured out was in order to preserve the chair and also to preserve their floors, if you added this tiny little design element to the back postss of your chairs you could preserve both that back post and your floor. >> this is brilliant. it swivels, if i may? it swivels with the chairs. you go back.
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this is brilliant. >> invented by the shakers. now seen on most classroom chairs for kids. >> in their heyday in the 19th century there were roughly 6,000 shakers in nearly two dozen communities from main to, kentucky. their founder was a woman known as mother anne. they lived communally so cleanliness became if not next to godliness at least really close. >> mother anne once said there's no dirt in hiv en. keeping your living quarters and eating quarters and your work quarters clean was very important. and so that's why you have things like the shaker built-ins you don't have to clean on top or beneath them. >> in fact a lot of shaker design evolved from the necessity to tidy up. among other things they invented the flat broom. and the pegs which you see in every shaker thing they are for
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hats or what? >> they're for almost anything. not only could you push your chair under the table you could also hang it up on your peg. >> and why would you do that? >> wellf you wanted to clean underneath it. but you would often hang it upside down so that dust wouldn't gather. >> they brought this trestle from this lower position, they brought up into the upper position. >> they brought it up to that position to so that they could clean under every table every day. >> easier to get a mop underneath. >> right. >> full disclosure, is my neighbor. >> these are the peg racks and the chair. >> he has spent decades studying and following shaker design. >> in the design world we use the word to shakeriz, almost
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like a verb to simplify. >> he makes shaker furniture but he also makes more contemporary pieces. frequently with a glance back at the shakers. >> that aesthetic has driven most of modern furniture design for the last 50 years. >> the shakers designs have stood the test of time and influenced furniture makers of more recent times. but time might finally be catching up with them. since the beginning shakers that have been celibate, so new members can be hard to come by. >> mother anne once said that once the number of shakers dwindles to as many as you can count on one hand there will be resurgence. maybe that's true. >> where once there were 6,000 shakers, today there are just a handful living together in maine, perhaps the last of their kind.
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>> walked on there dash. >> osgood: just ahead. we build a better mousetrap. medication to help lower your a1c. ask your doctor if adding once-a-week tanzeum is right for you. once-a-week tanzeum is an injectable prescription medicine that may improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes along with diet and exercise. once-a-week tanzeum works by helping your body release its own natural insulin when it's needed. tanzeum is not recommended as the first medicine to treat diabetes or in people with severe stomach or intestinal problems. tanzeum is not insulin. it is not used to treat type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis and has not been studied with mealtime insulin. do not take tanzeum if you or your family have a history of medullary thyroid cancer or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2,
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or if you're allergic to tanzeum or any of its ingredients. stop using tanzeum and call your doctor right away if you experience symptoms of a serious allergic reaction which may include itching, rash, or difficulty breathing; if you have signs of pancreatitis, such as severe stomach pain that will not go away and may move to your back, with or without vomiting; or if you have symptoms of thyroid cancer which include a lump or swelling in your neck hoarseness, trouble swallowing or shortness of breath. before using tanzeum talk to your doctor about your medical conditions, all medicines you're taking, if you're nursing, pregnant, or may become pregnant. and about low blood sugar and how to manage it. taking tanzeum with a sulfonylurea or insulin increases your risk for low blood sugar. common side effects with tanzeum include diarrhea nausea, injection site reactions cough, back pain and cold or flu symptoms. some serious side effects can lead to dehydration which may cause kidney failure. ask your doctor if adding once-a-week tanzeum is right for you. go to to learn if you may be eligible
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to receive tanzeum free for 12 months. make every week a tanzeum week. >> from it is low country of south carolina, it's a "sunday morning" by design.
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here again is charles osgood. >> osgood: this was designed by eric lloyd wright, the grandson of frank lloyd wright. simple practical. good design. this morning susan spencer taking a look at some other kind of designs. >> how many traps do you think you have total? ive. >> over 4500 traps. >> tom par's trap history museum outside columbus, ohio, it's easy to feel, well, a little trapped. >> i guess it's been a life long obsession to collect things. and probably in the late 1980s i decided i wanted to collect animal traps of all sizes. >> all sizes all shapes. his quirky collection lines the walls,er from to ceiling. >> this one will i am pail. >> delighting a couple hundred equally trap-happy visitors a years. when they walk in and see all this what's the usual reaction?
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>> most are somewhat overwhelmed. >> par treasures them all. >> they would set this like so. >> but one seems to hold a special place in his heart. >> as a mouse comes up to get the peanut butter. >> that basic household stand by. patented over a century ago. a timeless design as perfect today as it was back then. >> it's so simple. they try to change it. they rebuild it. it still goes right back to the same thinga wood base with a spring-loaded arm that comes down and annihilate the mouse. >> annihilate? >> delicately said. >> but despite its dead-on success roughly 15 inventors a year for almost a century have gotten patents for a supposedly improved version. there's that famous quote built
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a better mousetrap the world will beat a path to their door. this is the room devoted to mouse traps? >> yes this is it. >> here resides some 1500 mostly failed attempts at mouse traps perfection. >> it's called the smasher. featuring some astonishingly creative means to the same gruesome end. >> this is four whole choker. here is one called the iron cat. the mouse goes in this chamber. >> i'm starting to feel sorry for the mouse. >> don't. >> the case for the timeless spring-loaded design is open and shut. after all who can really argue with this. except maybe the mouse.
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>> osgood: coming up. >> the architect says, transparency. >> osgood: a matter of interest.
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>> osgood: more conventional approach put it in a bank. jane paul ly takes a measure of those pillars of commerce. >> today the corner bank is as common as coffee shop. and equally imposing. it's kind of surprising there are buildings at all when your bank is in the cloud. >> it's entire bank. >> but it wasn't always this way. the bank used to be synonymous with imposing. even monumental. like this one built in 1924. now called gotham hall is a venue for weddings and special occasions. >> this is the last great classical bank built in new york city probably in the united states. columns are five feet in diameter solid limestone. 40 feet high. >> charles belfoure is an architect and historian you. go in to the tiniest town in america you find this really
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ornate classical bank. even as a kid i knew it was a fancy building that it was a special building. just like a church would be. >> like a church, ceiling and soaring pillars were intended to inspire awe and reference. for money. >> was the heart. they were bright, shiny objects. >> as a vault was show piece. >> they wanted to show the depositor that their money was absolutely safe. >> it was an illusion, banks could fail and often did. >> throughout america's financial history hundreds and hundreds of banks failed. and depositors would lose every nickel they had. >> yet only a year after hundreds of banks went under in the great panic of 1893 built this majestic shrine in down ton manhattan. why did they keep spending money on building astonishing banks is
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everyone some remembering that grandma lost everything. >> they wanted them to forget. >> they d. at the dawn of the roaring '20s. built a skyscraper atop america's first branch bank 07 feet high. and it's a branch bank. >> it was called a castle in the clouds brought to earth. a few years later the economy came crashing to earth. >> the stock market crash has come and great depression has begun. >> but after world war ii the economy booming and optimism rising banks were back with a new message. i can almost see the pitch meeting with the bankers around the table. and the architect says, transparency. that architect was gordon bunshaft. in 1954 his design for manufacture ever's trust was a
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transparent building. >> almost seemed like people inside would be more honest about what they were doing. >> the vault sat right in the window not ten feet from fifth avenue. today the bank is gone but the vault is still there like a jeweled accessory in the window of the design store. >> that's it. >> escalators that once conveyed customers to the banking floor. now carry shoppers through the flagship store of joe fresh. ironic that an iconic bank has become a retail store. but fitting says charles. because the bank of today it's basically a financial supermarket. >> no need to impress. sit down. have some coffee. >> homey is a big word. more like your living room. >> and what of the castles of yesteryear? some have literally been brought to earth.
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>> osgood: a swimming pool and other amenities. very different from the castles that has been admired in japan. >> these sculptures can sore
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several stories high and seem to defy gravity. particularly considering they're made entirely of sand. >> everyone who has ever been on the beach or played in their sandbox, you've touched the sand. to take the sand and to be able to make a ginormous work of art? it's incredible. >> incredible indeed. so much so there's an entire museum dedicated to this art form in the western japanese city of tottori. professional sand sculptures sue mcgrew came all the way from seattle. >> one thing about just trying find how far back you can cut it. >> we found mcgrew putting the finishing touches on her rendition of the "fall of the berlin wall" for this german-themed exhibition showcasing in sand, bach, einstein, even the growers
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grimm. mcgrew had no formal training. even i am proceed advises with her implements. a fork creates texture. a feather duster smooths it out. most challenging part for all of these designers is dealing with gravity. >> down here on your hands and knees and looking up, please don't fall. please don't fall. >> jill harris another american usually just calls herself a sculpture. omitting the word sand. unless she's ready for a slew of questions. >> do you mix anything with it? sit really only sand and water? how do you get it to stay up. >> and the answer are -- only sand and water. >> these sculptures which harden as they dry start as giant block of sand. >> we'll take an entire day to pack a block like this. with jumping jack exacters and
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water. >> she's been at it for 19 years and showed us these time lapsed videos. the key to it all harris sayss getting the right sand. beach sand does not work so well. >> because if you think of the ocean as a giant rock tumbler all those little grains are rolling around. they're round. it's like stacking marcels that just slide off. or sand from the quarry or sand that's been on a dune and away from the surf, they are still angular. >> that's what makes tottori so ideal. we visited the giant sand dunes on an unseasonable chilly day this spring. complete with camels brought in for tourists. >> credited with introducing sand sculpture to japan told us, the city came to me said, got
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this huge stand dune. can you help us do something with it to draw tourists? nine years ago he created this museum of sand, which brings ingest sculptures including sue mcgrew. isn't there something fundamentally frustrating or depressing about this. ultimately this sculpture all of the work will go away. >> i love that aspect. it's like thanksgiving dinner. you get together with friends it's the experience of making the food and eating it. you don't want to keep the meal forever and just look at it. you want to make it and enjoy it. that's basically sand sculpting. >> its fleeting beauty is by design. >> osgood: next -- this is a lantern that also cooks. >> how design can change the world.
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>> osgood: frank plowed wright designed auldbrass. creating practical items for people with more basic needs. luke burbank has been sampling their wares. >> what comes to mind when you hear the word design. a sleek new phone you can wear like a watch? maybe a fancy sports car? most of us see design as something that makes our lives easier safer better. >> that's an easy meal to put together. >> do they feel that way in the developing world? of course they do. >> i think the notion that because somebody is poor they don't have the same appreciation
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for beauty or function is completely ear reason news. it's incredibly insulting. >> yves bay hear is one of the country top designers. are for him design is more than just a job it's a lifestyle. he designed the offices of his san francisco company, fuse project. and they stand as a sort of museum to all he's made. >> it would sense my phone as i approach it. >> yet one of his proudest achievements isn't something he made for prada or samsung it's a pair of $5 eye glasses. >> a great proverb i learned from finland that says, the poor can't afford bad design, cheap design, low quality design y.? because you have to buy it again. cause it breaks down. >> the glasses millions of pairs, are being worn by mexican school children. >> they're designed with a very
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special material called grilamid that material with stands high levels of distortion. which is important. they need to survive childhood i guess. >> the mexican government hired bay hear to solve a problem poor kids who needed glasses were choosing to go without them rather than wear the decidedly unstylish pairs the government had been handing out. his design changed that. >> every child you provide with a pair of eye glasses is actually going to become a better learner. >> cheap durable glasses are one thing. but what about a cheap durable computer for kids in the developing world? yep, he designed one of those too. >> tremendously difficult to think of at the time. $100 laptop that would be paired with a fifth or less of the
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amount of energy that it takes to power a laptop we have here. >> today more than three million of these inexpensive laptops are in use from cambodia to brazil. they're even celebrated on a stamp and on money. >> don't know if any of the design ever that ends up on knicks' money. ♪ >> dean still hasn't seen any of his designs show up on any cash yet. >> it's very fast. >> but he's hoping that what he's creating here in an old oregon logging town will have the same kind of impact. >> our goal is wood burn as clean as natural gas. >> for 25 years he and his team at aprovecho research have obsessively worked towards a sort of holy grail of humanitarian design, an
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affordable safe stove for nearly three billion people around the world cooking over open flames which damage the environment and their health. >> why is it so important to find a solution to this stove problem? >> wood smoke is about the same as cigarette smoke. if a woman is cooking with a kid, they're breathing the equivalent of four packs of cigarettes a day. ex step isn't some voluntary choice this is something to stay alive, right? >> their poverty is killing them. >> an estimated four million people die each year from breathing the smoke from their stoves. the goal is create $15 stoves that produce almost no toxic smoke and still cook great food. not a simple task. >> how is that accomplished? there's not really a chimney. >> no. this stove has very fast little jets of air that are mixing all of the smoke and the gas into
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the flame. and it's mixing it so well that it's getting all burned up. >> but there's notch thing as one perfect universal stove. because people cook food differently. >> this is a griddle stove for making tortillas from honduras. high powered chinese stove for boiling water. this is a stove from jane for making chapattis and. for the nearly one in five people living without electricity, it goes for 70 minutes on charge of wood. >> they found way to solve two problems at once. it's called the firefly. >> this is a lantern that also cooks. so we figured that people might want to be able to see at night to read and whatever or to prepare the food and also to cook. >> this can boil water and provide light.
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that could change somebody's life. >> i hope so. >> forget iphones and sports cars, this is light. where there wasn't any before. it's design that truly makes a difference. >> a beautifully made, well made high quality product is understood exactly in the same way here than it is somewhere else. >> osgood: coming up. the heights with mo rocca.
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>> osgood: washing windows at this ground level dining room is one thing. washing big city windows dozens ever floors up is quite another. as mo lock connotes full well.
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>> i wanted the view from up high the truly unobstructed view. >> very quiet peaceful. always music going on in your head. the perfect place to be. >> for 32 years andy has been washing windows on new york city's skyscrapers. do you see things that the rest of us don't see down on the ground? >> yes. you see 134 crazy things up there. some things you can talk about. some things you can't. >> how much nakedness have you seen? >> way too much. in the beginning it was great now just part of the routine. this is a d-ring. >> horton is the window washing union head safety trainer he's the guy to see if you want to do this job and live to tell about it. on the roof of the trade center
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andy rigs me up. this is a job with very real hazards. just last fall next door the 104 story one world trade center one of the cables on the window washer's basket came loose. leaving two workers dangling outside the 68th floor for over an hour and a half. strapped interest my safety harness i meet my co-worker for the day. jesus rosario. >> we're ready to clean some windows. >> crane hoists our basket up and out. in to thin air. up this high you can't help but hear the music. >> ♪ i'm on the top of the world. >> we secure or basket to the
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side of the building begin greatest ride to work ever. >> hi, how are you. my first time. >> good to see you. >> did you ever wave to the other window washers. >> how are you doing? a beautiful day! >> we clock in at the 38th floor. >> hard scrubbing. try not to get your body into it. don't move like this. just wrist. you know. everything on the wrist. >> you're like a ninja with that. >> you're ready to squeegee go all the way up. all the way around. all the way down. >> back up here. >> you get the corner.
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>> tiring work. fairly straight forward. so was the giant class box that we're cleaning. >> new york has seen explosion of very modern looking buildings. washing windows is it a fun challenge? >> it's frustrating. it's beautiful building. but makes it so dangerous. it's crazy. >> but somebody's got to do it. let's face it. dirty windows don't reflect well. >> i will not go into any restaurant or store that has dirty windows. you treat your windows like that what are you going to do when i walk in as a customer? >> i made it worse.
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>> whistling tea kettles have been letting off steam -- >> this great sweet sound. >> for at least a hundred years. >> it's primal to be able to put something on a stove that starts with fire. >> and instrumental. gushes donald strum head of product design in new jersey. a happy melody telling you -- the water's boiling. >> just always makes me smile. and it does it's job really well. >> in 1984 he did his job really well. his boss design legend michael graves set out to improve on the classic whistling tea kettle. enlisted strum who was just fresh out of college. >> would you be working on a project this summer? i was planning ongoing on a bike ride. i quickly squashed that notion.
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>> tea kettle-bike ride. you chose the tea kettle. >> uh-huh. >> smart choice. named after italian designer who commissioned it has since sold well over a million. >> just anchors the kitchen. kitch ebb just running amuck. >> don't want your kitchen running amuck. for starters considering the untour contour. >> the iconic shape was brought about because water boiled faster. >> then there's the handle. >> wanted something that would speak. >> this does not get hot. >> did we mention the color. red spout warning hot blue handle, cool enough to touch. is it true that you looked at 15 to 20 different shades of blue? >> we did. we ran the spectrum. >> literally. >> let's not forget that
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trademark little bird. >> it looks like the hood ornament of a luxury vehicle. if you look at the relationship of the bird to royals royce carry the same gesture. >> i haven't done that. next time i'll check. no rolls no problem just enjoy your tea. but take a sec. and enjoy the kettle as well. >> osgood: still to come. jerry seinfeld's comic drive. >> am i driving too fast for you? have so many empty rolls! mom! that's why we switched to charmin ultra mega roll. charmin ultra mega roll is 75% more absorbent so you can use less with every go. plus it even lasts longer than the leading thousand sheet brand. charmin ultra mega roll.
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>> osgood: this was originally owned customized by frank lloyd wright himself. this is sort of classic auto that you might expect to find in jerry seinfeld's online series "comedians and cars getting coffee" seinfeld talks about nuts and bolts of comedy with our anthony mason. >> this is a ferrari. 308. which means four valve. >> jerry fine seld is obsessed with automobiles. >> the mid '80s you wanted to
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show off a little this is what would you get. >> it was his wife who suggested he host an american version of the bbc hit "top gear." >> i started thinking, well, if i wanted to do with show with cars that was funny. i know every funny person in the world. >> that's how he hatched the idea for his internet series. >> i'm jerry fine seld this is "comedians in cars getting coffee." >> the hard part was finding anyone that wanted to do it believe it or not. >> you actually met resistance on this? >> every single place i went. >> what did they say to you? >> i don't understand what you're trying to do. >> and cup of coffee. >> you can drink coffee all day. >> all day. >> he was trying to create a show where comedians --
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>> so irritated because he meditate. even when you're meditating you're like, really? >> could talk about their favorite subject. >> this is a show about comedy. really. >> i would commit to 22 episodes. >> every internet outlet he could think of with the idea. >> and none of them wanted it. i thought what kind of track record do you have to have to get -- >> you get in certain point in the business when a man is looking for in a network the same thing he's looking for in his underwear. looking for a little bit of support and a little bit of freedom. >> sony's website crackle finely picked it up. seinfeld is having the last laugh. comedians and cars now launching sixth season has been viewed near ly 100 million times.
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>> we should be backing up. >> i thought maybe you were still waiting for something good to happen. >> oh, no. >> seinfeld says when two comedians get together there's some kind of chemical connection. [ laughter ] >> part of it to me is this kind of social experiment of like, i sometimes think of it as i'm just trying to isolate a gene here and put it on display. i go, look at these weird people. am i driving too fast for you? i love comedy as much as i love it, i love talking about it. >> you like breaking it down and like the anatomy of it. >> as much as i know the whole thing still just this smoke ring of nothing that nobody can really seem to nail down. >> at heart seinfeld considers himself a stand up comic.
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>> this is such an unbelievable experience. >> he often likes to make surprise appearances at his favorite clubs. >> for you this is great. near, it's horrible. it shows i really haven't gotten anywhere you. need it? >> yeah. just like you're a surfer you paddle out. here goes nothing. i've been doing this my whole life. >> this is how he tests and refines his material. >> people usually around this age make a bucket list. i made a bucket list i turned a b to an s. >> you break comedy down in architectural way. >> i do. not every comedian does. >> why do you do? >> i like science. i like math. i like structure. i like logic. i do this jeb about in marriage most important thing you got to
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listen. a lot of wives complain their husbands don't listen. i've never heard my safe think this. she may have. i've never had another joke quite like that joke. >> in its structure. >> it's a magic trick. >> he's 16 now. and has been working comedy clubs since 1975. could you throw everything else away and just have stand up? >> oh, yeah. i kind of dream that have. >> because? >> it's so pure. i just love that. laugh is such a pure thing. there's no opinion to it. almost every other creative field has to suffer the interpretive opinion culture. but not a stand up comic. you may not like this guy but if he's getting laughs, he's going to work. >> seinfeld doesn't need the money. forbes estimates his net wort at up towards of $800 million.
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most of it from his tv series which two decades later his stance will still quote back to him. >> they will mostly just yell at me things from the show. which i always explain to them it's not funny to me. i wrote that for you. there's nothing less funny to a comedian than his own material. >> is that true, really? >> i'm sick of it. i suffered to come up with that. i'm done with it. >> are you still master of your domain? >> i am king of the county. >> lord of the manoz when the series was done in 1998, its creator admits he was lost. >> i didn't know what i was going to do. i was pretty confused at that moment. what the hell do you do now? >> you can't really top it.
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>> impossible. there's only one way to top it. and that's to remain an artist. and not a star. >> he went back into the belly of the beast. even some nights are rough. >> i don't go, who cares. i got a hit tv series and i've done -- i don't think that. i think this is horrible. and i like that. >> what do you like about that? >> it means i'm not an [bleep] i haven't become a giant show business [bleep] pardon my language. it was very much what i didn't want to be when i finished my tv series. i don't want to be that guy. i know if i stick to stand up i can't be that guy. >> because they will remind you -- >> remind me in two seconds. >> have you ever thought you were danger of going down that path? >> i was then, yeah. >> you were? >> i didn't need to come down from that flying saucer. >> most people don't want to.
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>> no. they don't. >> i wasn't a 20-something that suddenly hit it big. i knew a little bit of life. i don't want to be spared the grind. it's what i like. i felt like it's what made me good. >> something you want your kids to do? >> my daughter could do it. >> she could? >> she could. i don't think she will. but she's got -- she's got it somehow. which is first i saw that, wow this is genetic. >> seinfeld and his wife, jessica, have three children. sasha the oldest is now 14. >> have you tried to give her any advice? >> yeah. it's like being thor they give you the hammer. >> you want though pick up the hammer? >> yeah, pick up the hammer. jerry seinfeld is will wielding his hammer and he has no plans to put it down. are you still driven to do this?
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>> yes. >> that doesn't go away? >> that has not gone away. to me every joke is like a cool thing that didn't exist in the world before you made it. for me at this point i just want to find as many bits as i can before i'm dead. so you're already thinking this is pretty fun right? right. >> osgood: ahead. >> this particular design was used on the plantation. >> osgood: tradition. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva is a once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that helps open my airways for a full 24 hours. spiriva helps me breathe easier. spiriva respimat does not replace rescue inhalers for sudden symptoms.
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we're helping organizations transform the way they work so they can transform the lives of the people they serve. >> osgood: from traditional designs predate frank lloyd wright's auldbrass. a perfect example not far from here. >> outside charleston, south
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carolina highway 17 looks like another southern country road. it's actually a working art gallery. a sweetgrass baskets. >> all of the basket makers are air tests no matter how they work they all are considered artists. >> henry it that now 63 has woven baskets since she was seven. it's more than a family tradition. >> this was a way of putting food on the table. >> still is a way. because some people never did anything else but baskets. they never did anything else but just do baskets. >> what does it represent to you? >> i tell people when i do this basket it reflects my entire community. i never look at the basket say this is what i do. this is what my family do. i represent a community. >> that community is the gullah. first brought to georgia in the
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1700 was they wove baskets from native grasses and plants out of necessity. before these baskets became art they were tools. >> charleston was place that grew a lot of rice. this particular design was used on the plantation when slaves would go out gather the rice they would put it in this particular style basket. they put all of the baskets together, put it in here then throw it up in the air you feel the breeze. >> the grasses for baskets grow wild. we're standing in sweetgrass. >> right in the middle of sweetgrass. we take a handful. put our foot on the root hopefully and pull it out of the ground. >> her granddaughter tagged along. what will you do with this? >> i will lay it out in the sun for about three to five days.
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hopefully it dries. when it dries it it shrinks. >> three materials but a lot of labor. >> you start with the bottom with the pine needles to the bottom. you tie a knot then you work around that knot. it's like crocheting. i can do basket like this maybe roughly in ten hours. >> that would sell for today? >> today this might go for like 350 to 37 5. that's not too bad. >> simple baskets can sell for $40. elaborate pieces often prized by collectors going for $8,000. >> when she want to get up and play she can play. but she always come back to do more. >> six days a week. lynn net makes baskets with her mother and daughter. >> how many generations? >> i'm a fourth as far as we could count. lynetts, the fifth.
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kimberly is sixth. >> allisse? >> will be hoping to be a seventh. >> wow. >> i look at love, heritage, you know. when i'm weaving it seems like i'm in my own world. i don't have a thing to worry about. ♪ >> osgood: coming up. a sticky subject. so let's do something about it. premarin vaginal cream can help it provides estrogens to help rebuild vaginal tissue and make intercourse more comfortable. premarin vaginal cream treats vaginal changes due to menopause and moderate-to-severe painful intercourse caused by these changes. don't use it if you've had unusual bleeding
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>> this band-aid from 1938. >> wow. >> 94 years ago band-aids hit the market and they have stuck around ever since. >> i think the band-aid meets a need. >> she says it's no accident that so many of our accidents are covered up by band-aids. it's by design. >> a good design will solve a problem. but a great design is intuitive and simple and timeless. >> finnie leads global wound care at johnson & johnson. >> i like to tell people i'm in the boo boo business. >> ask her anything. anything. about band-aids and she will
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know the answer. >> i remember this infuriating persistent jingle. i'm stuck on band-aids and band-aids are stuck on me ♪ >> whose idea was that? >> it was barry manilow's idea. >> okay, you might have guessed but you've probably never heard of a guy named earlye dick son the year was 1920. >> he was very worried about his young wife, josephine who was always cutting and burning herself in the kitchen. >> josephine is a klutz? >> i'm sure she was a lovely woman. >> a cotton buyer for johnson & johnson had an inspiration. >> he combined this first aid tape and this gauze to create the first ready-made bandage. >> almost a century later. canned aids are in roughly one out of every seven american homes. >> last year we produced 220
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million boxes of bond aids. that's six billion strips. and that is enough to circle the planet earth 12 and a half times. >> at the heart of every strip is that same classic design. >> the "new york times" did a ranking of the top 100 inventions of all times. fire was on that list. and band-aid was also on that list. >> there's even a band-aid in the design collection at new york city's museum of modern art. no kidding. ♪ me and you, ♪ ♪ and you and me. ♪ ♪ no matter how they tossed the dice. ♪ ♪ it had to be. ♪ ♪ the only one for me is you. ♪ ♪ and you for me. ♪ ♪ so happy together! ♪ now there's a rewards program that lets you earn points at one place
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mornings with bob schieffer we've been exploring the world -- >> schieffer: today on "face the nation." >> osgood: bob's universe has been mainly politics. >> schieffer: do you like this job? >> i can't tell you whether bob schieffer is republican or democrat or vegetarian. >> osgood: who isn't a fan? >> i watch "face the nation" every week. >> osgood: now he's moving on. whatever bob has in mind for his next act. whatever on this his final sunday on "face the nation," we say, so long, bob. you're the best. the next i'm saying... i have this thing called psoriatic arthritis. i had some intense pain. it progressively got worse. my rheumatologist told me about enbrel. i'm surprised how quickly my symptoms have been managed. enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections.
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between south carolina and georgia. i'm charles osgood. we hope you've enjoyed our visit to the auldbrass plantation and join us again next sunday morning. until then i'll see you on the radio. captioning made possible by johnson & johnson where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations captioned by media access group at wgbh
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>> schieffer: today marks my official debut as moderator of "face the nation." our aim is going to be very simple here to find interesting people from all segments of american life who have something to say and give them a chance to say it. that was me, 24 years ago today is my last broadcast on "face the nation." but we're going to keep with that tradition set nearly a quarter of century ago we'll stay focused on the news. there is news this morning. secretary of state john kerry has been injured in a bicycle accident in france and beau biden son of vice president joe biden has died of brain cancer. plus, we'll hear from potential republican presidential candidate and former florida governor jeb bush. you're not telling me that there's possibility you may not run. >> i hope i run to be hon


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