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♪ good morning. it is tuesday, november 15th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." president-elect trump eyes rudy giuliani to be his secretary of state. he's also looking at ways to give his older children top secret security clearance. raising new concerns about business conflicts. more than 70 wildfires burn across a bone dry southeast. hundreds of buildings are threatened. we're on the front line of one of the toughest sites. plus, a group of moms helping underprivileged students. a more perfect union that highlights stories of americans from different backgrounds working together for a common
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good. but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> it will be up to him to set up a team that he thinks will reflect his policies. that's how did democracy works. >> growing backlash over trump's choice for chief strategists. >> lies. >> president obama says let's give this guy a chance. >> you should be ashamed of yourself that you're justifying what he's about. >> political correctness has taken a huge blow to equate that to anti-semitic or racist is absurd. >> violence at ohio state university. >> oh! >> we're hoping for the best. and preparing for the worst. >> dozens of wildfires are raging in the southeast. dozens of firefighters are fighting these fires. >> award winning journal sift
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gwen ifill has died. >> i won't say good-bye. because good-byes are so hard but i will say so long and thank you. president obama arrived in greece, the last scheduled overseas trip as president. politics has always been a kind of contact sport, says conor mcgregor of the ukraine. >> touchdown. that's michael jackson's thriller right there. >> 75% of americans were surprised when donald trump was elected president. here's a photo of two of them. >> and "all that mattered" -- >> donald trump spent his weekend in the trump tower penthouse instead of the white house when hillary clinton found out, she was like, he's not going to be there. >> on "cbs this morning" -- >> when you looked outside, did you see the super moon. >> it's true, according to scientist, the moon is closest to earth since 1948. yeah. the moon is worried and wants to
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know what the hell is going on down here [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota toyota, let's go places. captioning funded by cbs >> gets serious and tells cbs news that former new york city mayor rudy giuliani is now his number one choice for secretary of state. john bolton u.s. ambassador under george w. bush is also in the running. favoring the uproar of the ceo steve bannon to be strategist. major garrett is at the white house, he takes a look at the names we'll all be talking about today, major, good morning. >> good morning, president-elect
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donald trump values loyalty above any and all considerations. he's about to make an announcement for treasury secretary and secretary of state. the nominations for those. and the top contenders, longer on loyalty than experience. >> first of all, i want the attorney general -- >> reporter: former mayor rudy giuliani is now seen to be president-elect donald trump's top pick for secretary of state. his main competition, former u.n. ambassador john bolton. >> john would be a good choice. >> anybody better? >> maybe me. >> reporter: bolton a hard-right hawk on defense has advised several republican administrations. bolton wrote last year the only way to stop iran's nuclear program was to bomb iran. >> a lot of hard work going on upstairs. >> reporter: campaign mns chairman steve mnunchin visited ved and is recommended as
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treasury secretary. goldman sachs and democratic fund-raiser, mnunchin is favored as one of trump's top campaign officials. mnunchin said this when asked by charlie rose if he would be treasury secretary. >> i'd be honored to serve this country and serve donald trump in any role that he wants me in. >> reporter: president obama who knows plenty about white house power and personnel would not echo criticism of steve bannon's appointment as a top white-r white house aide. bannon standed criticized as being anti-semitic. >> it will be up to him to set up a team that will serve him well. >> reporter: mr. obama had this to say -- >> federal government and our democracy is not a speed boat. it's an ocean liner, as i discovered when i came into office. >> president-elect has already taken calls from several heads of state, among them russian
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president vladimir putin during that call, he said he hoped to forge a strong relationship between the russian people and it's government. and cbs news has learned mr. trump's transition team is exploring how some of his kids could get top secret security clearances. the potential move is raising some ethical concerns. julianna goldman broke this story and is in washington with what she's learned. juliana, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, the sources tells that you the president-elect donald trump transition team is looking to designate some of his adult children as national security advisers that they be able to receive the top secret security clearances. now, even if it doesn't happen during the transition, trump would still be able to put in the request once he becomes president. looking at the rules here. th they nepotism rules prevent them from working in the white house but not to serve as unpaid or
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advisers. to put this in perspective, it's common for private citizens to get top secret security clearances, but family members are a totally different story. former intelligence and white house officials say trump's request is truly unprecedented, given that his kids don't have national security backgrounds. now ethics watchdogs are also sounding alarms, though. they say the fact that trump wants his children armed with access to some of the nation's top secrets raises more questions about the conflicts of interest playing roles in the trump administration while also running the family business and whether they could use the intelligence for their financial interest. now, norah, last night, a transition official told reporters that the president-elect did not request this step. and that trump's children had not filled out any paperwork about security clearances. the official added, quote, it's not something i'm expecting right now. >> great original reporting. thank you so much. cbs news political director and "face the nation" moderator
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john dickerson is here. as juliana reported this would be unprecedented for any children to have top security clearances. what do you make of it? >> well, the whole baskets of issues related to the trump family and the trump operation is really interesting. we just spent a campaign going through the connections between the clinton foundation and hillary clinton because there was a lack of transparency. there were muddy and fuzzy relationships and influence was being sought by various people through various connections. so that seems all in play here. so whatever happens, presumably, if they want to drain the swamp, the relationship with the family and the business would be very open and above boards. or the walls between the two would be very high, if president-elect trump wants to keep faith with the promises he made and all the criticisms he leveled during the campaign. >> can we talk about president obama's news conference yesterday, it went on much longer than many people thought but he appeared to be
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reassuring, cautionary and complementary. and sending messages to people. what was your take-away? >> i think the biggest message to take away those worried about donald trump as president he was saying the office of presidency slows you down. which is funny, that's what those people were critical of him about, the change is not coming fast enough. you can take comfort in that because change is slow. he kept talking about the constraints on the president and the rules and norms that you have to follow. the use of that word "norms" is interesting, the one thing about trump's campaign it was norm-breaking. that what worries, he'll break those those norms. >> he was almost fwlaterring of the president which is a remarkable turnaround. >> they're both flattering of each other. president obama said he he's not ideological. he talked about his gifts. he seems to be sending messages through that flattery. the flattery was the appetizer
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and the meal was don't get ahead of yourself here. get a good staff in place. don't be too radical, recognize you have to be slow in what you do. >> what do you think the point of that flattery was? >> donald trump's advisers have talked about how they sought to speak to him through the television. it was sending messages to his supporters and also to donald trump. >> and complimenting what he's done. >> that's right, recognizing and paying homage to it. also if you want to be totally crass and political for it, did he's going to criticize him later, he needs to not look like he criticized him out of the box. >> and he did not address the appointment of steve bannon. >> he did not. >> he did not on bannon's specific grounds, he said i'm not going to talk about every single pick. >> and remember, obama intends on living in washington for the next coming of years as his daughter finishes high school. you're going to have a president
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and former president in the same town. >> george bush said a precedent to not talk about his former predecessor. is barack obama going to do that? >> and the cabinet posts. >> it's fascinating, as major pointed out, loyalty. here's the challenge, with donald trump with any presidency, if you surround yourself with loyalists, you cocoon, and it all gets wrapped into a tight bubble. >> is loyalty a trump thing, do you think? >> in this case, it's not always a bad thing. especially when that is reinforcing people around you, john kennedy talked about this early when you get into group think. on the other hand, you need loyaltyists who may be the only one who can tell the chief executive no because he trusts him. that's where the family is super important. >> thank you, major. so much to follow. an ohio state university student is facing assault
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charges for allegedly hitting an anti-trump protester. >> hey! >> the video capture the man slamming into the protester, was knocked down the stairs. campus police took him into custody. more than 5,000 seattle students walked out of classes to protest the election. police say two men who were not students were arrested. more than 1,000 students in los angeles stormed the downtown plaza. signed said no hate, no racism no trump. president obama touched down in greece this morning as the start of this final trip abroad while in office. he joined the greek president. the president said part of his mission is to reassure allies about president-elect trump. >> in my conversation with the president-elect, he expressed a great interest maintaining our core strategic relationships.
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and so, one of the messages i will be able to deliver is his commitment to nato and the transatlantic alliance. i think that's one of the most important functions i can serve at this stage, during this trip. >> margaret brennan is traveling with the president in athens. she's near the acropolis. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, president obama is confronting urine totally rattled by a donald trump election. they're worried that his actions will match his campaign rhetoric. despite will trump's assurances to the president that he will stand by nato. they worry that the friend outreach to russia means that vladimir putin will have free rein to do what he pleases. and there's concern that with european help may now be in jeopardy. that includes the iran nuclear
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deal and the international climate change agreement. so any suggestion that america will retreat from global leadership really concerns europe which is also struggling with brexit. high unemployment, refugee crisis and the rise of nationalist groups here in greece, in germany and in the uk and in france. so, gayle, president obama has his work cut out for him, trying to reassure the long-term allies even though he's not fully sure what president trump will do. >> all right, thank you very much, margaret brennan reporting from athens. dry weather and droughts conditions across the south are fuelling an explosion of wildfires. thousands of acres have burned now and heavy smoke is raising air quality concerns. dozens of fires are still burn north carolina income, georgia, tennessee and other states. mark strassmann is in the northern georgia down of clayton right now. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, all of this charring comes from a rock mountain fire which has burned more than 5,000 acres and
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is only 10% contained. and the smoke here is so thick, residents are being urged to wear air masks like these whenever they go outside. more than 70 wildfires stretch across eight southern states. those fires have already charred more than 100,000 acres and forced evacuations. >> oh, i'm concerned. it was up there at the top of the ridge and now it's down here. it's unnerving. it's scary. it's terrifyingin iterrifying. >> reporter: in north carolina, flames are threatening 17 structures. more than 20 wildfires are burn north carolina income many of them investigated for suspected arson. >> the way this fire is totally different. this is the worst thing i've ever been involved in. >> reporter: from the flames, massive plumes of smoke, so much that dozens of counties are facing air quality advisories. a view from nasa shows the extent of the smoke. some of it has started to drift into the metro atlanta area.
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>> i have have asthma, being outside with them, i've noticed them coughing. >> reporter: making it difficult for firefighters. dry conditions and severe drought that faced region. >> i've got faith they're going to get it out and that we're going to be okay. >> reporter: another sense of the challenge here, there are 5,000 firefighters on the ground from as far away as colorado and california. and in this continuing drought, there is no rain in the forecast. norah. >> that is tough, mark. thank you so much. gwen ifill is being remembered this morning as a pioneering journalist, it's pbs co-anchor died monday of cancer. she was 61 years old. ifill leaves behind a legacy of
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a tough career. >> i'm jude? woodruff. >> and i'm gwen ifill. >> reporter: when gwen ifill joined the team it wasn't the first time she broke through barriers in journalism. >> i have a flat spot right in front of my head from trying to break down balls my entire career. forcing diversity of thought and opinion into the newsrooms and on to the air. >> reporter: her career brought her to "the washington post" where she covered her first of seven presidential elections. and then "the new york times" where she covered the white house. in 19 another, she made the jump to television joining nbc. >> and to our new senior correspondent gwen ifill, welcome, gwen. >> thanks, jim. >> reporter: 1999, she moved to cbs where she spent the rest of her career which included multi tame debates and historic 2008 election of america's first african-american president. >> the obama campaign provided a
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story. turns out i've been writing my hole life. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump echoed those cen r sentiments on his facebook page. gwen was a pioneer iing shatterg barriers. >> your hopes for barack obama? >> my hope is the same as for any president that she succeeds. there's too much at stake for him not to. >> such a shock yesterday. >> i didn't know she was ill. >> she was very quiet about it. her office was next to mine at nbc. she was a mentor to me as a young journalist. john, i know you sat in for her. >> the first person to e-mail and say i'm sorry you lost your friend was gwen. she was a great journalist but a beautiful person.
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>> you wrote a beautiful tribute. you said you never prepared for an appearance when you were on her show. >> yeah, the number of people who sent me e-mails who said, you know, little people, just starting out. that she helped. she helped all of us in one way or another. not just the people famous in washington. that's one of the great tests of character in washington is how you treat people, nobody knows. >> that's actually true. >> she was lovely on and off camera. >> i love what you said -- you could read by the light of her smile. moving on, delta airlines reaches a milestone. ahead, we'll get a lk
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one donald trump supporter says this, we're not electing someone to be a sunday tool teacher. ahead, nearly 20 people in a focus group tells frank luntz why they voted for the president-elect. >> the news is right back here on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota. let's go places. ♪oh ♪don't tell me what to do ♪just let me be myself ♪that's all i ask of you the new 2017 corolla with toyota safety sense standard. ♪you don't own me toyota. let's go places.
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live from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia. this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". good morning, i'm rahel solomon. little girl at the center of an amber alert is safe and sounds this morning, 24 year old dillon richardson surrendered to authorities in monroe township gloucester county just before 6:00 this morning. four year old annabell richardson was with him, and she's okay. police say richardson took his daughter from charlotte county virginia late last night. now, checking the forecast with katie fehlinger. katie will we need the umbrella this morning? >> depends where you are. so i would say let's look at the map, you'll be able to figure it out from there. this wet weather basically rotates out of here to the north. you're in new jersey, not the worse idea. say for may may, coastal counties could get away without the umbrella most widespread coverage. rain it will still be lingering for at least another hour or two, but it will be a
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system that does retreat. by this afternoon, long gone. now the next few days, looks beautiful. specially friday, saturday, 66 apiece with sunshine, then, a big cool-down behind it, on sunday. meisha? >> and that rain is certainly affecting our commute. even right now. we have a lot of accidents out there, the first one out there is an accident that's now clearing out of the way. in camden, 676 southbound, past ben franklin bridge, toll plaza, again, blog that far right lane. not going to slow you down too much right now as it is clearing, do have the tractor trail fire. it is now out. northbound new jersey turnpike southbound past route 73, run lane open, rahel. >> meisha, thank you, next update is at 7:55, up nextn cbs this morning, how technology making los
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♪ we asked people to weigh in on some plans trump has for renovating the white house which, of course, we made up. these are all fake. but the people on the street went along with them anyway. >> what are your thoughts about him tearing it down to build a bigger, better, white house. >> you know, i think the country is in need of a change. >> if it's going to be so much more bigger and greater, thank this is definitely going to benefit us. >> where did you hear about that? >> a tweet -- i think he feet . tweeted. >> do you like the idea of a white house food court? >> no, not at all. >> names, mcdonald's? >> definitely not. >> mimi's cafe express? >> no. >> cinnabon --
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>> cinnabon is good. >> cinnabon is good. >> cinnabon, she kind of got me there. you smell it, you want one of those. welcome back to "cbs this morning," coming up in this half hour, we'll hear from voters who helped get the president-elect to victory. we'll find out how they reacted to mr. trump's "60 minutes" interviews and signs that he may be softening on some of his policy positions. imagine tracking your baggage to your phones. delta is the latest to roll out new technology. ahead, we'll look at the process that reassures passengers about their bags. first time to show you the morning headlines. "the new york times" says a tax on american muslims and hate overall rose last year. the fbi logged 6% more than from 2014. the total included 257 crimes against muslims. and that is a 67% increase. the number was the highest since
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the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. new york daily news reports on plans to boost security at the macy's thanksgiving day parade. the latest magazine from isis calls the operated, quote, an excellent target. calls for vehicles to carry out the attack. new york city police say they plan to protect the route with hundreds of blocker cars and holiday stars should not worry. and the sentencing of three young somali americans for trying to join isis. one got ten years in prison. two others received life sentences after cooperating with eye the government. one of them told "60 minutes" felt compelled to do something about the syrian war but has repented. six more men will be sentenced this week. the atlanta journal constitution reports on the conviction of a man in the death of his 20-month-old son. justin ross harris faces murder and other counts. he left the boy in a hot car for
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seven hours. harris said he thought he had taken the boy to day care. and "the wall street journal" reports that google and facebook are taking fight at fake news. facebook is banning sites that traffic fake news from using facebook audience network which places ads on other websites and mobile apps. one week after donald trump's surprising victory much of america is still at odds over the direction of this country. cbs news contributor and republican strategic frank luntz invited 18 trump voters from new york, new jersey and connecticut to take part in a focus group. one of the women joined the discussion halfway through. the 11 men and seven women ranged in age from 22 to 64 years old. five of them voted for barack obama in previous elections. now, all but one of them say they are, quote, mad as hell
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about the state of the country. they talked about the election result it's as and the anger on sides. >> across america, you had tens of thousands of people opposing this election. they claim trump's a racist. they claim trump's a sexist, and yet you all voted for him, what's going jon. >> they don't research the candidate and when they get the real information they're in denial. >> on the left they're supposed to be the party of tolerance. the only tolerance is for people who think about them. >> they're behaving like children, most of us know when a child has a tantrum, you don't give into it. >> behaving like children? >> yes, because they don't get what they want, they throw a tantrum. >> i hear about the anger voters. what are you so angry about? >> barack obama claimed hope and change, for eight years we basically got nothing. >> the system. the system is rigged. it's all against us. >> what system?
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>> the government. >> our government, our government is against us. >> against you? >> yes, working against us. everything has come down on the middle class. >> invited a bunch of women who didn't want to do it, why would women not want to participate in this? >> probably scared. >> i think it's because of the whole sexual scandal. the backlash is people saying how could you support who behaved in that manner. we're not electing someone to be a sunday school teacher. it's about the economy. >> how are we going to find common ground? >> once he gets his mojo going he's going to prove to everybody, republicans, democrats, that he can do it and he's going to unite. we are going to come together. we have to. >> let's hope everybody today that the country comes together. they have very strong view, frank. what's driving te ining the ang?
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>> they are hoping for genuine change. number one, we all need to calm down. everyone does. and it's interesting that the clinton -- whoever you voted for based on who you're angry with in how they behaved this week. if you're not with the trump voters, i know you voted for clinton. everyone needs to step back. we are so hyper critical. and the election is over. it's now time to govern, what they said, you could see it on cbsn, when they lost in 2012, they didn't go out and protest, they went to work for 2016. that this is the first time they have seen that someone who was unsuccessful, basically you got all the protests. the second thing is, there's a woman that's not in that clip, i'm hoping it's in cbsn, she could not come. i read her e-mail she was afraid for her own safety and security
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and her children because she knew -- in fact, you're watching it right now. she showed up in the middle. >> i was so impressed. i've never worked so hard to get an individual to participate. because i wanted viewers get a chance to hear what she had to say. >> frank, you did a tile defendant, in this focus group where participants watched clips from donald trump's interview. about special interest groups, the higher the red line go, the more they liked mr. trump's answers. >> everything down there, with the people, they're all people that work -- that's the problem with the system. the system. right now, we're going to clean it up. we're having restrictions on foreign money coming in. we're going to put on term limit which is a lot of people aren't happy about. we're putting on term limits. we're doing a lot of things to clean up the system. >> what have we learned about this answer, frank? >> they're prepared to allow him to use lobbyists to vet people being chose for the
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administration. on ever issue, they've started to backtrack, they want to give him the leeway to compromise because they feel he's in the right direction. >> one of the most used chants during the election debate was lock her up. let's watch. >> well, i'll tell what you i'm going to do. i'm going to think about it, i feel that i want to focus on jobs. i want to focus on health care. i want to focus on the border and immigration and doing a really great immigration bill. we want to have a great immigration bill. and i want to focus on all of these other things that we've been talking about. and get the country straightened away. >> he essentially sidestepped a promise in the campaign that he would appoint a special prosecutor saying there's other issues more important. >> he actually said that the clintons are good people. and that was the only time when the lines went down. >> oh, really? >> yes. because a number of voters do not believe that the clintons
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are good people. only two out of the 18. >> and quickly, what about parts of the obamacare? >> once again, basically repeal and replace, they'll accept it. they will give him the responsibility to compromise if they continues to change. a big step forward today for passengers trying to keep tabs on their airline baggage. chrkris van cleave is at reagan national airport. >> reporter: there's a chip in this bag that's a game-changer. delta is rolling out new technology that will allow you to follow your bag almost in realtime. and reduce the number of mishandled bags by 10%. that story is coming up on "cbs this morning." >> hopefully, more of kris van cleave in that vest. we invite you to subscribe on the podcast and itunes. today, director anthony sal vvao
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♪ delta air is the latest airlines trying to make lost baggage a thing of the past. the goal to hit 84 in the coming weeks, kris van cleave looks at the system and joins us at reagan national airport outside of washington with the new technology. kris, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, this is a bag tag. let's take a closer look. you see this chip here, that's at the center of this new baggage tracking system. it's kind of like luggage lowjack. is it has the potential to save airlines up to $3 billion over the next seven years. what's inside this bag tag could change the airline industry and help guarantee luggage doesn't get lost. delta is the first u.s. carrier to preplace traditional paper
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tags with a radio frequency identification or rfid chip. the new $50 million system now allows realtime tracking of every checked bag. >> we are changing the bag with every performance. >> we believe this has had a 5% to 10% reduction in the number of mishandled bags in the system. >> reporter: once the bag is tagged, sensors track it throughut the journey. from the ticket counter. to the bag room. to the tarmac. and if this light turns red that means the bag should not be on this flight and it stops the load process. victor derosa say baggage handler. takes away that margin of error? >> absolutely. because we're all human. so it does for a variety of reasons, whether you changed your itinerary, whether you decided not to go or whether we were just thinking about something else and not paying
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attention to that specific backpack, it catches it for us. >> reporter: there is a reason delta is spending billions of dollars dollars dollars to implement the new system. starting today passengers will get push alert updates like these on their smartphones. from the app, they can pull up an app tracking the location. does this give you peace of mind? >> yes, i would definitely think this gives me more peace of mind knowing that my luggage is with me. if it's not with me, i want know where it is. >> reporter: american also sends push alerts to flyers and alaska is testing electronic updates that last up to two years. this is your old school bag tag. these have to be individually scanned, each bag one at a time before they can be loaded on to an airplane. the new tag is scanned automatically. and delta believes that will
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allow them to load bags faster and require fewer people to do the load. gayle. >> it seems like delta's on to something. anything to help keep the bags where you want it to be. >> except when you look at the app and you realize your bag is in another city. and your mobile coverage comes back up and you're like, what. punches interrupt a lawmaker's speech ahead where politics take on a bare-knuckled edge you could say. and tomorrow, tv anchor megyn kelly joins us at the table about
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good morning, i'm jim donovan, woman in a trenton hospital this morning, after a serious assault in mt. holly, burlington county. the woman was found with a head injury about 1:00 this morning. "eyewitness news" has watched officers take pictures between two homes on west monroe street but police have released few details in their investigation. now, we head over to katie for a look at today's wetter. >> good morning, jim. look ahead here to day of transition, coastal disturbance bringing us damp ride depending on location, actually seeing like here at kutztown area middle school little break in the cloud cover here. we take a look at the seven day forecast, though, once we see this coastal disturbance get out of here, it is happening this afternoon, we start to dry out, see not only conditions warming up here but
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more and more sunshine, by sunday big change as we cool down, so substantially, and maybe by sunday night because it is so cold, meisha, we even see few snowflakes specially to the north. >> oh, that's the buzz word, all right, katie, thank you. for sure. all right, well, good morning, everyone, yes, rain that katie was talking about is slowing us down this morning, take a look at this, an accident, we have at the schuylkill, you can see, little bit pulled off to the right schuylkill westbound at girard, right lane compromised forcing everyone to move to the left. slowing you down, between the vine and the blue route, going to take but 34 minutes probably even more than, that then johnson highway southbound another accident there, jim, over to you. >> next update is at 8: 25, coming up on cbs this morning the profile of the man president-elect trump wants as
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♪ good morning. it is tuesday, november 15th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there's more real news ahead, including donald trump support senator bob corker. he reacts to the positions and asks him if he wants to be in the cabinet. but first, here today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> president-elect donald trump is about to make a nomination. longer on loyalty than experience. >> sources tell us that the transition team is looking to designate some of his adult children as national security advisers. >> george bush set a precedent
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not to talk about his predecessor. is donald trump going to do that? >> it's only 10% contained. >> office next to mine, she was a mentor to me as a very young journalist. >> she was a great journalist and a great person. >> according to the "the new york times" trump wants to continue holding large rallies when he takes office. >> because he enjoys the instant ratification from large crowds. he probably could have skipped being president and just gone on store with kevin hart. >> we have a new book called "our revolution" now that it ends any thoughts about changing the title of the book? >> now more than ever, our revolution. >> gayle king with norah o'donnell, charlie rose is off. we're in good hands, anthony mason is here.
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president-elect donald trump plants to talk about top cabinet appointments with the head of his transition team with vice president-elect mike pence. he recommended steve mnuchin to be secretary. and new york city mayor rudy giuliani is mr. trump's choice for secretary of state. he has limited foreign policy experience. former u.n. ambassador john bolton and republican for several add indications is another option for secretary of state. he's a hawk on defense strategy. >> democrats and activists are speaking out against steven bannon, mr. trump's recently appointed chief strategist. bannon led the conservative website breitbart for almost five years before joining the trump campaign as ceo. it has helped to rally the
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movement, a alt-right who believed right identity is under attack by multicultural forces. chip reid is here with how bannon rose to a top position. good morning. >> good morning, behind the scenes, he's one of the most powerful people in president-elect donald trump inner circle also one of the most controversial. >> his appointment as steven bannon of chief white house strategist is proof of the other direction will trump plans to take this country. >> reporter: appointment of steven bannon reverberated monday. >> reporter: a navy veteran bannon earned his wealth as a goldman sachs banker later as a hollywood investor reportedly gains rights to the seinfeld series. in 2012 bannon took over the conservative website breitbart.
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bann bann bannon boasted about turning into at alt-right. joshua green profiled bannon for bloomberg business week. >> that was the role he enjoyed. sort of poking at the establishment with a stick and being deliberately provocative and even offensive as i think he could be. >> reporter: reportedly drawing more than 20 million viewers a month, brigeitbart is known for inflammatory comments. bannon's personal life has also been mired in controversy. in 1996, he was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence and battery when his now ex-wife alleged he grabbed her by the arm. the case was dropped when she did not show up in court. and then blocked the girls from
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going to school because he didn't want the girls to go to school with jews. bannon has denied that accusation. bannon was responsible for several attention-grabbing moments. including this predebate press conference with multiple bill clinton accusers. bill making and power but his main goal is the guy who keeps it honest and keeps the flame burning as someone distinctly outside of the political system. >> in response to a cbs news inquiry about bannon's connection to the alt right connection, it was said nothing could be further from the truth. he's worked with people of all backgrounds. he's admitted while some white nationalists may be attracted to philosophies of the alt right, he believes there are elements of the hard left that attract extremists as well. republican senator bob
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corker of tennessee is chairman of the foreign relations committee. he supported mr. trump during his campaign and served on the national security advisory counsel in october. senator corker is on capitol hill for his first tv interview since the election. senator, thank you for joining us. >> good morning. good to be with you. >> you're the chairman of the foreign relations committee which means you'll be in charge of any selection in terms of approval of secretary of state for president-elect donald trump. do you see any problem with rudy giuliani in that position? >> well, look, i think we let this process complete. we know who the person is. it is going to be my job to lead the confirmation process. but handicap people at this moment would just be inappropriate. let's let it play out. >> what would you like to see in a secretary of state? >> well, obviously, it's the person who is best able to advance our national interests around the world. and obviously, it's someone that
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has to deal with diplomats, but at the same time, i think we see that there's going to be pretty much of a sort of a c change, if you will, understand this president. and as it relates to how we address many issues. and someone's going to have to have the ability and be in the environment where they're productive and able to do that. look, this is the beginning, i know that people are just getting started. and let's let this play out. and i do look forward in helping in any way i can in the confirmation process. >> senator, your name did come up as a possible secretary of state candidate. have you talked to the president-elect and would you be interested in the job? >> i did have a discussion with him, as with vice president pence. i'm reading all the things that you're reading. watching the same things that you're reporting. again, that's up to him. i know they have a number of
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people central in the campaign that have been involved in a very major way that are looking at these things. let's let that process play out. >> you have praised donald trump's decision to make reince priebus as chief of staff. what are your thoughts about steve bannon? we haven't heard anything about that, your feelings about that? >> you know, i don't know him. i've never met him. reince is somebody i've had a number of interactions with, had dinner with, spent a lot of time with. and i think he'll be a great chief of staff. the other gentleman, i have never met, i was listening to your reporting a minute ago, and learned some things that i have never known. so, we'll see. >> you didn't know that steve bannon was the head of breitbart and that headlines like that?
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>> i did know he was head of bright b.a.r.t. and we've heard that thing they'ring of naming trump's adult children some advisers and security clearances. do you think that's a conflicts of interest? >> my understanding is, they didn't actually make that request. they asked if it was appropriate. at least that's what one of his aides had mentioned. but my guess is, that's not going to happen. i don't think that's the norm. and so, that conflict, likely, would not exist. >> president-elect donald trump has spoken with russian president vladimir putin as heads of the senate foreign relations committee, what do you think of the relationship between the u.s. and russia under this new administration? >> well, let's wait and see.
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there are some things we have in common with russia and should work with them. terrorism is one of those. on the other hand, putin has shown himself to be a brutal dictator-like leader. and let's face it, has worked against our national interests. i think it's always positive when leaders of two countries begin on a positive note. hopefully, there's something to build upon there. but obviously, mr. putin himself will have to change the way he deals with the world for that to be a constructive relationship. maybe with president-elect trump being in office, maybe that changes. >> all right. senator corker, thank you very much for taking the time to join us this morning. are your finances ready for retirements? that's a question a lot of people are asking. ahead, jill schlesinger shows some tools to help you. she's sitting there with bill o'reilly. bill o'reilly, are your retirement savings in order, sir? hello, bill o'reilly. >> he's pretending that he can't hear. >> well, i pretend i don't hear
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this could be my crowning achievement. i could retire. i mean, i wouldn't. i'm going to work until i'm 100 and cut back to four days a week. oh, that one day off. maybe i'll go to law school or something. >> that's amy poehler's character, of course, in "parks and recreation" my son's favorite show. 69% of workers in a recent survey said they and their spouse have saved for retierlts. but of those workers, 26% admit it's $1,000 or less. jill schlesinger shares important tips. good morning. 60% have no defined savings contribution plan such as a 401(k). how do we reboot if we're in this situation? >> well, i think the first thing
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retirement plan. $24,000 if you're over 50. few people get there, but, boy if you can try, it's fantastic. >> is social security still a reliable income for a retiree, do you think? >> social security is a pay as you go system. which means we've got a lot of people who are working and they pay benefits in for those who are no longer working. when you have more people retired than working you start to blow through all of that money built up. >> what do we have now? >> we still have a trust fund but it's going to be depleted. in the next 20 years or so, about the time i'm supposed to claim social security, the trust fund is depleted. here's what happens, only 75% of promised benefits will be able to be paid out. there are fixings to the program. no one likes the fix. you can raise the wage base. you can make people work harder.
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but that's hard if you got a really physical job or you can't do your job or some combination. there are solutions. there will be some coddling together because people really like social security. >> so, i think that was a no? >> yeah. >> norah, that's exactly what i was thinking. better get a second job. all right. thank you, jill. >> thank you very much. one honoree stood out at a woman of the year award ceremony. ahead what rock star bono said about being included on a list of accomplished women. that's his family. we'll be right back. >> announcer: this morning's "eye on money" sponsored by voya, financial, changing the way you think about retirement. . val from voya? yeah, val from voya. quick question, what are voya retirement squirrels doing in my house? we're putting away acorns. you know, to show the importance of saving for the future. so you're sort of like a spokes person?
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♪ u2's bono made history to be honored as "glamour" magazine women of the year. >> i know how ridiculous it is for me to be on this stage accepting this award, but if i didn't know how ridiculous it was, i did have the blessed internet to remind me. out of all of the women alive #bono is my favorite. it's just so inspiring how she overcame the adversity of being a millionaire white dude. >> "glamour's" been heavily
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criticized for giving the award to a man. the magazine defended the choice by saying the fight for gender equality can only be won by the help of men like bono. he raises money for improvished women all around the world. others gwen stefani. look at that dress. simone biles and bono always has a message. >> i like it, too. 2016. that's nice. here's a nice story. underprivileged kids are getting a new shot at four-year colleges thanks to a group of pushy moms. ahead, the motivation behind this unlikely pairing in the debut of our new series called "a more perfect union." we're highlighting students from different backgrounds that are working together. hear that?
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working together -- say it again -- >> former eagles josh huff expected in a camden county superior court for drug and gun charges, stopped for speeding on the walt whitman bridge, and police say he had a handgun, hollow point once, marijuana in his car. he's now out on bail. eagles released hoff -- huff after his arrest, and now a part of the tampa pay buccaneers practice squad. >> we do still have activity on the radar. look over my right shoulder looks like it is pretty intense, what you are finding on the radar, take it full screen, the bulk of precipitation either out to sea or far removed from our region here across north most new jersey now into up-state new york so if your travels are taking up taught city of new york may still be running
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into ponding on the roadways, here, light rain showers, very scattered, too, hawk expect at least the rest of the morning, though, again, spotty showers, with steady across eastern new jersey, i don't think you're talking about much more than maybe quarter of an inch in terms of total rainfall though, as this storm pulls away to the north of course will pull out of the area, and even left with sunshine before the day is said and done. next few days not only warming up, featuring sunshine, and big cool down by sunday, meisha. >> that rain is really leaving us with a accident prone commute this morning, everyone, this is the disable vehicle, 95 south near the walt whitman bridge. left lane come co-priced, see we are starting to build some slow downs in the area. also, talcony palmyra bridge scheduled to open 8:20 a.m. also, the tractor-trailer fire we've been talking about this morning in mt. laurel, update, route 73, right lane right now block in the area. plus, water mean break-in malvern, route 29 near route 30 lancaster avenue two, three lanes still blocked in the
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area making it very slow, ten minute schuylkill, 18 on 95. rahel? >> meisha, thank you. and our next up-state at 8: 55, ahead on cbs this morning, children's book celebrating the power of a single word. i'm rahel solomon. make it a good fios is not cable. we're wired differently.
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. ♪ ♪ a little beatles to get you going. tv host bill o'reilly and writer james patterson wants everybody to say please. they'll share the new collaboration to encourage children to be polite. plus, a group of moms who helped their kids get into college are helping underprivileged students do the same. ahead, the first installment of a more perfect union. our series about americans helping each other. right now, time to show you more of this morning's headlines. the milwaukee journal in the making a murderer case. the judge who overturned brendan
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dassey's conviction said he should be released. his half brother said brendan shouldn't be in prison. >> brendan is not a violent murderer. he's an innocent teddy bear and a very loving person. >> the state attorney general wants to block the release order. "the wall street journal" reports how smudges on your cell phone can reveal intimate details about you. traces of molecules and microbes can linger for months. they built up whenever you touch your phone. they can reveal stuff like gender, your diet. your medication. your clothing, beauty products and even places you visited. and the seattle times reports on what is billed as the first commercial flight fueled partly on wood. the flight was fueled on bio
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fuel. the jet flew from seattle to washington, d.c. use of the bio fuel reduces greenhouse emissions but for now, it's much more expensive than regular selling fuel. best-selling author james patterson is famous for his thrillers. and bill o'reilly known for his killing series. the two are teaming up to release a children's book called "give please a chance." it's a book with fantastic illustrations and celebrates the power and use of the word "please." >> the james patterson. >> the james partyson please meet the bill o'reilly. >> we know each other, gayle. >> we should say these two have never met before. you two are meeting today for the first time? >> yes, we've been telephoning forever. old guys using the telephone. >> how did it come about? who called who? >> patterson called me. >> what patterson say?
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>> he wanted to scald me, i thought. he said, hey, you like kids, right? i said, yeah, yeah. >> yeah, yeah. >> yeah, i got this idea that we do a look together. i said, well, okay. but you're a fiction guy and i'm a nonfiction guy, so what's it going to be. he goes it's going to be for kids, little kids like 2 to 6. it's going to be teaching them, "a" to read, gets get used to reading by the use of these unbelievable illustrations. >> and james partitterson -- >> we need that now. >> we need that right now but people would say bill o'reilly a messenger of civility? >> why did you do that? >> because this is a message for everybody.
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this is about turning outside a generation of please and thank you kids. look, we can talk all day about the cabinet and whatever. we can't fix that. we can fix our own houses. we can do stuff -- we can get our kids and our grandkids and our nieces and nephews and we can take this book to preschools. >> it does seem to be a good start. >> it's fun. it's fun, just please, please, please, please. if we actually get a bunch of kids saying please. this is good. >> what does the word "please" mean to you? >> the word "please" means give me whatever i want. marketing is the key. patterson and o'reilly, everybody is going to pay attention. everybody is going to pay attention. >> that's what our goal was because awareness is the key to getting any good project in front of the public. so, patterson, and what are they doing, what are these guys doing? then they start to look into, wow, this book is good for
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christmas. for little kids, take them away from the machines that they're crazed on, right, and give them a book that they're going to like. >> here we are in front of the public -- public doing good things for your kids. >> let me ask you this, if you could use the word "please" with mr. trump, could you put it in a sentence, please, mr. trump -- what, bill o'reilly? >> please, mr. trump, put the nation above politics. >> what do you mean by that? >> what's good for the folks. for everything. not just the people who voted for you, but for everybody. because that's what politicians don't do. they don't put the country. the good of the country -- they put what's good for my party. or what's good for me. i'd like to see donald trump shift on over to what's good for the folks. >> do you think he will do that? >> i hope so, i don't know. >> that's what we're trying to do with this book. that's what we're trying to do with this book. we are putting what's good for the country ahead -- and what's good for the country is a more
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civil society. >> you've written books for kids. does it work? >> sure. absolutely. kids are going to love this book. >> they're going to be mesmerized by the illustrations. >> so, true. >> you went to outside illustrators. >> we are all readers. then the competition with electronics, you got to get them into this world. this takes them, children 2 to 6, takes them into another world, and it makes "please" be fun. it makes civility be fun. >> and it's repetition. that's how we know latin. >> my mother says repetition is the mother of learning. let me ask you about another book, bill, since you're here. on fox news, megyn kelly has a new book coming out. have you read it? >> no, have not read it. >> you're in it. it seems like if i was in a
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book, bill, i might want to know what she's saying acme. about me. look, i'm trying to stay out of any of that stuff. i wish her well. she's a very smart woman. it's a tough book environment. we'll see if people respond to it. but it's not a diss. it just came out. >> so it just came out. you could get the book -- >> no, they locked that thing down. >> did they? >> oh, yeah. >> is she going to be on your show talking about it? >> i don't know. we'll see if she's going to be on the show or not. i want to be that candid. i'm not that interested in this. >> you're not interested in sexual harassment? >> i'm not interested in basically litigating something that is finished that makes my network look bad. okay? i'm not interested in making my network look bad at all. that doesn't interest me one bit. >> is that what she's doing? >> i don't know.
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but i'm not going to even bother with it. i've got a country that's in a transition, political transition. all right. i've got a kids book that i want millions of kids to look at. that's what i'm interested in. not making my network look bad. >> but if your network is affected by it -- >> excuse me -- are you okay? >> we've known each other forever. we're irish people. i have a stand on that. >> it's nice, everybody can agree on it. >> look, it's open season. let's whack the fox news channel. i've had enough of it. it's a place to work, all right? we do good work. we do honest work there. i'm not going to buy into let's use the fox news channel as a pina pinata, i don't think it's right. >> you should say what you really feel. >> i did it in a civil way.
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>> yes, you did. >> i was civil. or kind of. >> i just don't have any eye drops left. the name of the book, bill o'reilly, we thank you. >> "give please a chance." with young children, i do it all the time. >> we're going to change this country in a quiet, civil way. >> we should note all proceeds of this book are to charity. >> thanks for mentioning that. >> child help, a great organization, all of my money goes to that. a group of so-called pushy moms is helping underprivileged students get into good colleges. >> meeting deadlines, getting everything in orders without somebody pushing them is very hard, without somebody saying did you get that essay in? when is that due? do you need to take a test? they say, oh, thank you for telling me that. ahead, how the moms are sharing the les
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♪ "cbs this morning" is launching a new series today, and our goal is to highlight how americans have more in common than recent headlines muight suggest. these are stories of people coming together. we are calling it "a more perfect union.
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"women, a group of pushy moms helping students get into college. michelle miller, we love this story. good morning. >> i did, too. most of the opportunities at laguardia community college come from families learning less than $25,000 a year. many are first generation college students and some are there for a second chance after dropping out of other schools. well, for those interested in transferring to a four-year college, it can be an overwhelming process, and that's where the pushy moms come in. >> not only is this a safety cool but it could be a did strategy. >> reporter: at a diner in queens, pierre listens to advice that may help him become an entertainment lawyer. >> you need to know whether or not you hit the send button and when you did that. >> reporter: melanie rose runs through a check list of applications he'll have to write and submit.
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guidance he can't get at home. >> this is uncharted territory for anybody in my family. i'm kind of the trail blazer along the way so i have to be the guinea pig. >> and you want to do it right? >> and i have to do it right. i'm going to do it right. >> reporter: rose is one of ten women at laguardia college using the experience of helping other students follow that path. she started the school program two years ago. >> what our kids have that these kids don't is the basic concept that they're going to college. meeting deadlines, getting everything in order without somebody pushing them is very hard without somebody saying did you get that essay in? well, when is that due? do you need to take a test? they say, oh, thank you for telling me that. >> reporter: the volunteers have helped about 40 students. some have transferred to schools like columbia, uc berkeley, miami, smith college in
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massachusetts. that's whe that's where zaridea jones stuts. >> just pushing me, and you might feel less than and i'm not prepared for the school that has a great name. but just support. and just being empathetic as well. like you can do this. this is what you need to do. these are the steps that you need to take. and just laying it out. >> hi! >> reporter: her mentor jan raymond came up with us from new york. it was the first time they've seen each other since cologne smidged schools. >> her experience prior to coming to smith was such that the road to get here was longer, right? >> yes. >> wouldn't you say? >> yes. >> so when you see her and you see what she's done --
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>> fantastic. >> are you not just a pushy mom but a proud pushy mom? >> of course. >> the essay should tell the reader something about you that they wouldn't see from your transcript? >> reporter: in addition to sharing their expertise, pushy moms say they provide something else. many of these students lack. expectation. >> when someone is setting a bar for you, your natural inclination is to want to reach that bar and reach that goal. and our students by and large really do. >> reporter: so as pierre wilson figures out where to go from here, he can take comfort knowing he's headed in the right direction. so confidence is what you're looking for? >> yeah, just a little bit. just a little bit. i feel like i'm already a confidence guy. but that added touch, that mom's touch, it helps a lot. >> i say all the time, i don't know who gets more out of the program, the student or me. >> why is that? >> it's an amazing feeling.
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>> you know, i'm not necessarily changing somebody's life from impacting their life. and to me, it doesn't get much better than that. >> wow, i so related to these moms in such a way, i need a pushy mom. my kids need a pushy mom. everybody needs a pushy mom at somebody in their life. >> it's so true. >> so wouldn't it be great if this just took off all over the country? >> yeah. >> that's what some of these pushy moms are hoping will happen. >> you need that support, that confidence. >> as they point out, there is enormous payback to them. when you affect somebody, it's really a powerful thing. both ways. >> thank you, michelle. storm, a seattle artist is giving people a chance to connect those and help those in need. we'll find out how she's updated and personalized the concept. that's tomorrow in "a more perfect union." perfect union." ahead, the what do we want our kids to learn?
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perfect union." ahead, the how to game a test... or test themselves in a game? how to master an exam... or examine a master? how to be robots... or build robots? the njea believes students deserve a well-rounded education- including arts, music, technology, and so much more. that's why we're working with parents and communities to reduce the emphasis on high stakes testing. because when you limit the tests, they can test the limits... of their potential.
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♪ you're going to like this as much as we do. it's charlie receiving the founders award for excellence in journalism from the international center for journalists. cnn's wolf blitzer called charlie one of the best journalists of our time. >> what journalist has to do today is do its job. what we have to do is go out there and roll up our sleeves and do what we are trained to do and prepared to do. to do it without fear. to do it without intimidation, and to do it knowing in the end truth shall prevail. >> all right. well said. >> bravo, charlie. >> looking forward to going to washington last night. >> well done. >> well done. >> that does it for us. be sure to tune into the "cbs
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evening news" with scott pelley tonight. we
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>> this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". good morning, everyone, i'm jim con van, a penny saved could save the gravestone of philly's favorite founding feet ben franklin, pennies are tossed on his grave in tribute, but the weather, passage of time, pennies, have caused a skiing crack in ben's gravestone. franklin among five signers of the declaration of independence, but there is now a go fund me account set up to pay the $10,000 repair job. now, here's kate way look at today's weather. >> and the weather isn't generally going to start improving out there, jim. we have been dealing with some showers being even some steady rain some spots through the course of the morning drive. when you look at the three hour loop here on storm scan,. >> see how everything fizzles away, actually pulling away,
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bulk of the heavy rain confine up across up-state new york, northeast most new jersey, and in toward new york sit if i that's where your travels take you, little more of issue, also off shore, which is good, because it means we'll have the chance to not only see the clouds break, but probably bit of sunshine also dry out where we did have wet weather. fifty-three the current temperature at the airport, don't expect this will rebound all that much, probably another 5 degrees to muster up at best, we do start to brighten up nicely through the course of tomorrow and the rest of the work week, nice moderation on the thermometer, too, bottom out by sunday, quite a transition. >> sure is, thank you, still very busy outside due in part of the because of the rain, overturned truck here near the truck fire, new jersey southbound before route 73, see the truck fire around the same area, both areas have the right lane block, really slowing you down in that area. plus, another accident involving a box truck, and vehicle, pa turnpike eastbound at valley forge that accident now has just been moved to the shoulder will ease little tension there, and another accident near trenton new jersey 295 northbound the ramp
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from sloan avenue right now closed heads up on, that all regional rails have slippery rales, so you're dealing with 20, to 25 minute delays, jim, over to you. >> thank you, meisha, that's "eyewitness news" for now, join us for "eyewitness news" at noon, i'm jim donovan, make it a great day.
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