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captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is monday, december 19th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." a bitter cold blast covers more than half the country creating dangers on highways and runway. subzero windchills stretch from oregon to maine and as far south as texas. the electoral college votes today to confirm donald trump's election. they demand to see the evidence of russian hacking. a fight to stop counterfeiters from cashing in on christmas. only on "cbs this morning," we will take you inside a giant government inspection facility where customs officials work to catch fake goods. we begin this morning with a
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look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. it feels like i'm in the arctic. >> like jumping in lake michigan and rolling around in the snow. >> bitter cold breaks records across the country. >> it's already very cold out there and it's only going to get colder. >> hundreds of traffic accidents caused by this extreme cold weather. do you believe this is a free and fair election? >> well, i think it was -- i think it was distorted by the russian intervention, put it that way. >> john brennan and the hit job he seems to be orchestrating against the president-elect. >> the evacuation of civilians from eastern aleppo has resumed after an act of sabotage but the bus convoys on hold. >> among the dead are civilians and kurdish. >> a wedding tr inding tragedy. a tree that fell may have been weakened by california's drought. >> zsa zsa gabor adored by the
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tabloids tied at 99. >> a frightening moment on a florida highway. the driver was apparently having a medical issue. >> what the [ bleep ]! >> all that. >> one thief got a bad case of the munchies. >> he ate a dozen bananas and left his driver's license. >> ezekiel elliott for the touchdown. >> do you have any advice for the new first lady? >> my offer to melania was really you don't know what you don't know until you're here. so the door is open. >> on "cbs this morning." president-elect trump told me that the cia conclusion that russia interfered with the election to help him was, quote, ridiculous. >> who snitches when somebody is for them? you don't tom brady tell the reverend, let me try that throw
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again. i guess he was just acting like a patriot. announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is enjoying some time off so anthony mason is here. great to have you here. >> good morning. the arctic air that is shattering temperature records across the country will keep millions of americans in a dangerous deep freeze. subzero windchills are being recorded right now in states from coast-to-toast and dipping all the way south to texas. >> frigid and icy conditions are blamed for about a dozen weekend deaths on roads and highways and multiple pileups. jamie yuccas is in minneapolis and that is one of the coldest cities in the nation today. jamie, time to channel your inner warm thoughts, pretend you're in florida on a beach and in your favorite bathing suit, i'll say. >> reporter: gayle, we were talking about that just a little while ago.
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i wish this was sand instead of snow. but there is some good news. a little later this morning, it will get above zero in terms of the windchill for the first time since friday night. and not only can those temperatures be dangerous, but we saw over the weekend how they can also make travel deadly. the arctic weather paralyzed travel across the country. icy conditions caused a spirit airlines plane to slide off the taxiway at niagara international airport near buffalo on sunday and united jet skidded off the runway at chicago's o'hare national airport. since saturday 11,000 flights delayed and another 4,000 cancelled. >> the weather conditions made for dangerous and deadly travel. at least ten people were killed in weather-related crashes over the weekend. a stranded driver shot this video of a deadly fiery tanker crash on icy i-95 saturday in baltimore.
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at least two people were killed. and dozens were injured in the nearly 70-vehicle pileup. >> shoot video. that was very traumaticizing for me. >> reporter: this drone video shows the intensity of the cold blast turning this light house off of lake michigan into an ice castle. the frigid weather didn't stop football fans from their tailgating conditions. >> by far the coldest. >> in chicago it was 11 degrees at kickoff. in kansas city, it was just 1 degree at the start of the game. in minnesota, vikings fans had the answer to tailgating in weather well below zero. how do you prepare for a day like today when you come out tailgating? >> you don't, really. >> lots of layers. >> layers. >> layers! >> reporter: lots of layers. when those vikings fans were tailgating, it felt like 35 degrees below zero! with the windchill. that means frostbite can set in in ten minutes.
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people here in minneapolis are very exciting because there is a warm-up expected the next couple of days. today's high, anthony, a balmy 23 degrees! >> oh, my gosh. layers, layers! thank you, jamie. meteorologist megan glaros of wbbm-tv is tracking the cold. >> reporter: it is warmer in barrel, alaska, than chicago, illinois, this morning. we expect to see bitterly cold temperatures for much of the day today. we are looking at windchill advisories from indiana all the way up into the u.p. of michigan and another little bit across the plain states here. the bitter blast has windchills minus 20 to minus 35. actual low temperatures anywhere from 20 to 40 degrees below average across a good chunk of the center of the nation. high temperatures today just 14 degrees in chicago, 23 cleveland and new york city drops to 29, d.c. to about 34. it is a bit milder out to the west and down to the south. and the good news is we get a little closer into christmas, we are actually going to see the
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temperatures moderating and slightly milder conditions across the eastern half of the country and cool air will settle in across the west. by the way, winter officially starts in two days. norah? >> megan, thank you. good to see you. 538 members of the electoral college vote today in their state capitals. it's a formality required by the constitution but there will be protests this year and some electors are urging others not to vote for donald trump. the president-elect beat hillary clinton 306-232 on election day and he only need 270 of those electoral votes to be officially elected. mr. trump finished his victory tour over the weekend in alabama where he said nothing about the hacking campaign. the director of national intelligence now agree that russia tried to disrupt the u.s. election. major garrett is covering the trump transition for us. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. president-elect donald trump is expected to win those 270
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electoral votes and more by about 3:00 eastern time this afternoon. and with minimal drama or defections. now, for donald trump and his team, this whole russian hacking story from their point of view is a trap. they participate in the conversation they believe that undercuts the trump victory. instead, the trump strategy call on the intelligence community to play show and tell and that is something it almost never does. >> the campaign is over. this man is the president. >> reporter: on sunday, the trump transition team dodged the question of russian responsibility and said democrats are to blame for taking political shots after the war was over. >> i think what the democrats ought to do is look in the mirror and face the reality that they lost the election. >> reporter: team trump points to conflicting intelligence assessments and asked for hard evidence, knowing the spy craft safeguarded. >> if there is evidence, let's
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see it. >> i don't think they have been clear about it? reince priebus refused to say if president-elect trump accepted john brennan's memo that the fbi is now on board with the cia finding of russian culpability. >> there is no evidence that shows that the outcome of the election was changed because of a couple of dozen john podesta e-mails that were out there. >> reporter: former cia director under bill clinton james woolsey, now a trump adviser, said the cia and fbi are not enough. the national security agency or nsa must weigh in. >> if nsa is confident that it's the russians then it almost certainly is. >> reporter: adam shift can the ranking democrat on the intelligence house committee. >> it is damaging to the country. >> reporter: new york republican peter king also on the committee accused brennan of playing politics. >> there should be an investigation with the russians did but also an investigation of john brennan and the hit job he
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seems to be orchestrating against the president-elect. >> reporter: mr. trump is vacationing for christmas at his mar-a-lago resort in florida and hold a fraction of the transition meetings he hold the previous weeks in new york and he is looking to fill three cabinet vacancies. gayle? >> thank you, major. top democrats insist the russian hacking is a threat to democracy. a group of senators from both parties wants a special committee to investigate the evidence. that could lead to a fight with the president-elect and senate republican leaders. margaret brennan is at the white house where president obama discussed the hacking and his response in his last news conference of the year on friday. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the obama administration is under fire for not countereding the russian cyberthreat early and the director of national intelligence is expected to release a scale of the attack within the next three weeks.
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the intelligence communities's unanimous conclusion prompted four senators, two from each party, to demand a special investigation. republican senator john mccain. >> we need a select committee. we need to get to the bottom of this. we need to find out exactly what was done. there is no doubt they were inferring. >> reporter: the hacking began in 2015 and the stolen democratic party e-mails began appearing on wikileaks ahead of hillary clinton's nominating convention this summer. on friday, president obama said he learned of the intrusions at that time, but worried going public would undermine americans' faith in the election. >> my principal goal leading up to the election was making sure that the election, itself, went off without a hitch, that it was not tarnished, and that it did not feed any sense in the public that somehow tampering had taken place with the actual process of
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voting. >> reporter: mr. obama said the hacking stopped after he confronted vladimir putin in september. a claim disputed by dnc chair donna brazile. >> no, it did not stop. >> reporter: john podesta said something is, quote, broken at the fbi and believes the bureau did not adequately respond to the dnc hack. >> the first time i was contact by the fbi was two days after wikileaks started dropping my e-mails. >> let me pause here. two days after? >> two days after. >> reporter: robert gates said the hacking is meant to weaken the u.s. >> i would characterize it as a thereinly covert option intended to discredit the american election. >> reporter: u.s. officials 'seber attacks as putin's new favorite weapon and point to a spike in similar russian operations in europe aimed at
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weakening his adversaries. it is important to note that president obama made a point of saying that all of the votes cast for donald trump were legitimate. >> margaret, thank you. first lady michelle obama says her team will help melania trump succeed in the white house. mrs. obama spoke with oprah winfrey in a newly released clip you'll see first on "cbs this morning." she revealed how she will help with the transition. >> do you have any advice for mrs. trump? >> no, i didn't. we talked about the kids, but, you know, my offer to melania was, you know, you really don't know what you don't know until you're here. so the door is open as i've told her. and as laura bush told me, you know, and as other first ladies told me so i'm not new in this going high thing. i'm modeling what was done for me by the bushes and laura bush was nothing but gracious and
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helpful, and her team was right there for my team all throughout this entire eight-year process. >> and your team is doing the same? >> we will do whatever they need to help them succeed. so that is one of the things i said to melania. when you get to a place when you can digest all this and you have questions, because, you know, you don't have questions, you know, the day after the election. it's sort of like, you're looking around the house and it's what do you want to know? it's i don't know what i should know and i knew that, so my door is open and that was really the nature of the meeting. >> in our next hour, the first lady reflects on being labeled an angry black woman and living life outloud. you can see the full interview tonight in a cbs special, first lady michelle obama says farewell to the white house and it airs at 8:00/7:00 central on cbs and encore presentation on o.w.n., the oprah winfrey
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network on wednesday. >> did you get the inside scoop? >> i know nothing. i'll be watching at 8:00. >> we will more inside scoop at the 8:00 hour. more coming up. two evacuations resumed overnight in aleppo. vans carried nearly 50 children trapped in an orphanage to safety and they were among thousands evacuated overnight. tens of thousands more civilians are still believed to be stuck in the city. a united nations vote this morning could send monitors to aleppo to ensure the safety of the evacuation. holly williams is in in turkey near the border is syria. >> reporter: good morning. more than a hundred wounded e c evacuees from aleppo brought to the boarder in turkey for treatment including 50 children. we have seen emotional reunions of people in syria. people evacuated from the dire
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conditions of rebel-held aleppo where they have been trapped and meeting up with family members and friends, but the threat of violence is always there. yesterday, one group of rebel fighters set fire to buses said to evacuate civilians from two pro-government villages. the u.n. estimated on thursday there were some 40,000 civilians and up to 5,000 rebel fighters holed up in the last remaining pocket of rebel territory in the city of aleppo. the syrian regime now effectively has aleppo under its control. it's a key victory for the regime and it's allies, russia and iran. but it's been paid for with the lives of syrian people who have been indiscriminately bombed by their own government. gayle? >> thank you, holly. we have been following the story of a 7-year-old girl who is been documenting her war time experiences inside aleppo.
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alabad's tweets and pictures have brought the conflict tragedy to the silent world and concern when her account went silent. you but we learned she is safe and she is speaking to a syrian family after her evacuation from aleppo. hollywood is remembering actress and socialite zsa zsa gabor. her husband said she suffered a heart attack at her los angeles home yesterday. the 99-year-old had been battling health issues for years. but her reign as a hollywood beauty queen lasted for decade. both on and off the screen. >> what is wrong with me? other men find love and happiness. i find only this. >> you find it so often. >> reporter: zsa zsa gabor seemed to know exactly what she wanted. >> i am just a simple hungarian girl really. >> reporter: born in budapest, she parlayed her beauty as miss hungary to win over hollywood. >> darling, a girl can't make
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success on instincts alone. >> reporter: over 45 years, she appeared in more than 30 films and 40 tv shows. she seemed most comfortable playing herself on game shows and in movies. >> he made me so mad i wanted to slap him. >> reporter: after slapping a beverly hills police officer during a routine traffic stop in 1989, zsa zsa was sentenced to 72 hours behind bars. she proved she could still command the world's attention. as she did with her nine marriages. her husbands include hotel magnate conrad hilton and actor george sanders. >> i find men attract because i love gorgeous men. >> reporter: she described her seventh marriage to lawyer michael o'hara this way one year before their divorce. >> i said it's an all right marriage. as far as a marriage can go. i think people should really live in sin and not be married. >> reporter: she survived by her ninth husband of 30 years, frederic von anhalt. through it all she never gave up
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her lavish lifestyle. she was famous for being famous by being a social butterfly long before the era of social media. yet the last years for gabor were difficult. a car accident in 2002 and a hip replacement at 93 that left her in frail health. but this is the zsa zsa we will always remember. a beauty who played herself so well, it became the role of a lifetime. >> wow. >> two famous sisters, ava from "green acres." >> she says i'm a marvel housekeeper. every time i leave a man, i take the house. china's seizure of american underwater drone raises tension with u.s. and president-elect. ahead, we go to beijing to show you why china is upset about donald trump's sharp words. first, it's time to check your local weather.
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a grandmother went shopping with her two young grandsons when someone shot into their car. >> ahead, a hunt for the suspect in this apparent road rage mystery that left a 3-year-old dead. the news is back in the morning right here on "cbs this morning." announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by macy's.
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♪ take a look at how 2-year-old mason stole the show at saturday night's red wings game. every time mason appeared on the jumbotron, fans cheered their approval. when other fans were shown there was a course of boos until nation reappeared. i love that little face! >> yeah. he is so cute! >> how thrilling that must have been for him. >> fun. >> the crowd likes you, mason. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, china's government gets mad at president-elect trump for saying
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a chinese ship stole a u.s. navy drone. the latest from beijing on that diplomatic quarrel and the border dispute that may explain why the drone was taken. plus, a shaken community looks for answers after a 3-year-old boy was killed in an apparent road rage incident. ahead, the search for information that will track down the gunman. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. the corpus christi caller times says the city's tap water has been declared safe. a ban spanning nearly four days was lifted yesterday. an asphalt plant reported a backflow problem involving a hazardous chemical. they have seven unconfirmed reports of symptoms from using that banned water. "the new york times" looks at the side effects of climate change. how polar bears are invading a town in thoracic. arctic ice is melted at unprecedented rate and forcing the polar bears to spend more time on shore instead of swimming long distances in search for food.
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a sad picture. scientists counted 80 bears at one time in an thoracic town. the polar bears feed on whale remains there. florida today reports on the launch of a huge communications satellite. an atlas five carrying the 7.5 ton satellite rocketed into space yesterday from cape canaveral and provide broadband service to airliners and others places that cannot be connected to the internet. a last minute seat change saved the life of a soccer player in a plane crash in columbia. one who survived last month's crash that killed 71. he said a teammate asked him to move to the front part of the plane to sit beside him. that teammate also survived. he says only god can explain why he was given a second chance. the investigators believe the plane did not have enough fuel and those two teammates are bonded for life. >> absolutely right about that. "the washington post"
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analyzes the danger of fake guns. this year police have filed 44 people who are realistically fake guns. police say it's increasingly difficult to distinguish toys and bb guns and others from the real weapon. a manhunt under way for the killer of a toddler during an alleged road rage shooting. 3-year-old king died saturday night. he was on the way to a department store with his grandmother and little brother in little rock, arkansas, when the suspect shot at their car. no one else was hurt. jericka duncan is here with the latest on the investigation. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. little rock police say they are looking for the suspect's black chevy impala. according to them kim king was at an intersection when a suspect pulled up behind her and the police say the suspect thought she was driving too slowly and he opened fire and
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killing her grandson in the back seat. >> reporter: community leaders gathered in little rock sunday night, urging people to come forward with anything they might know about the deadly shooting of 3-year-old aceon king. >> withholding information, you could be the very next victim of the person who pulled this trigger. >> reporter: arkansas police believe saturday's shooting was a random act of road rage. according to little rock police, the suspect pulled up behind king macon's car and honked. she honked back. at which point the suspect got out of his car and fired a shot. thinking the suspect fired his gun into the air, king macon drove to a department story approximately 15 minutes away to meet family members. the store's parking lot, she found her grandson slumped over in the back seat and called 911. >> she didn't know her son was shot and if you're leaving and you see the person fire a gun, she didn't know he was shooting at the vehicle necessarily and it was raining so this
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necessarily wouldn't hear the bullet strike the vehicle. >> reporter: the 3-year-old died later at the hospital. king macon and her 1-year-old grandson who was also in the car were not injured. king is the second child in little rock to die in a car-related shooting in the last month. >> this is probably one of the most frustrating things that you will encounter in your career when it involves children, particularly kids that are this age, very innocent, they can do very little to protect themselves. >> reporter: the other shooting happened in november when a 2-year-old girl was killed while sitting on her mother's lap in their car. it's unclear if they were targets. as bizarre as the circumstances around this new incident might seem, little rock police insist it was a random act of violence. a 20,000 reward is now being offered for any information leading to the suspect's arrest and conviction. >> it's just despicable. you're right. it does sound very bizarre and hope there is an arrest very
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soon. 3 years old and she didn't know until she got to her destination. >> a horrible story. thank you. china is preparing to return the underwater drone it seized from the u.s. navy. the drone was taken thursday in the south china sea about 50 miles off the philippines. the u.s. publicly demanded its return and china accused the u.s. of drama tiesing the event. president-elect donald trump called it an unprecedented act on twitter. john mccain said china's actions is a gross violation of international law. adriennea diaz is in beijing with how the incident escalated. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. after both the u.s. and china agreed the drone would be returned, president-elect trump went on twitter and his comments breathed new life in a matter both military seemed eager to put behind them. chinese state media delivered a statement from its military this weekend that was laced with
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annoyance. it said china would return the drone because it posed no safety threat but added that the u.s. has unilaterally and inappropriately hyped the issue. >> thank you, alabama. >> reporter: hours later, mr. trump, while in alabama for his victory tour on saturday, launched two tweets at china. the most recent said, we should tell china that we don't want the drone they stole back. let them keep it. china didn't appreciate the comment. we don't like the word "steal." that is totally inaccurate said this spokesman. the china navy found the device and examined it in a professional matter. it's as if you saw something on the street and someone asked you for it, you would have to examine it really belongs to them. editorial in the globe times went further issuing a threat. it said if mr. trump treats china after assuming office in the same way as in his tweets, china will not exercise restraint. the drone at the center of this
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diplomatic posturing was conducting underwater research like this one. the u.s. military says the one seized by china thursday was collecting information on water temperature and sound speed. though its data can also be used to hunt for china submarines. the incident played out at the center of one of the most sensitive issues between the u.s. and china. the south china sea. six countries claim parts of the sea but china declares nearly all of it is theirs and recent satellite images show china installing weapons on artificial islands it built this to defend its claim. further complicating the matter is that the drone appears to have been outside of china's self-proclaimed jurisdiction. a u.s. defense official says the drone will be returned in a boat-to-boat transfer. the timing is still unclear but we are told it could be delayed by weather. gayle? >> got it, adriana. thank you. reporting from beijing. a new warning to holiday shoppers about counterfeit
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saturday was the biggest day of the holiday season with estimated 156 million shoppers. counterfeiters are trying to cash in. only on "cbs this morning," kris van cleave went to a facility in kearny, new jersey to to see who profits from the illegal goods. >> reporter: this is one in four of the port facilities for the port of new york and new jersey. it's the size of two football fields and the focus is finding count counterband and counterfeit goods. custom officers are seizing this shipping container from china loaded with thousands of pairs of what look like designer ugg beats. but they are not. >> it's not labeled uggs out of the box. >> reporter: it doesn't look the part? >> right. >> reporter: last year, seizures jumped 25%. almost half came from mainland
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china. 34% from hong kong. clothing, electronics, shoes, jewelry, watches, and purses are counterfeiter's favorites. this time of year, so are toys. >> whatever is popular this season is what they are try to get in. >> reporter: dispute chief officer scott rutledge says every shipment that comes to this warehouse is flagged for inspection and thousands of boxes will be searched. often what is inside is not what it seems. these are not quite nike air jordans. the shoes come separate from the iconic jumping man logo which is to be added in the u.s. upon arrival. similar tactic here. a bag of michael coors tag to be added to generic faces. we saw north face's and louis vuitton bags. >> what do you tell consumers people out there shopping how to avoid this? >> have you to be cautious who you're buying it from. if a price seems too good to be
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true, it probably is. >> reporter: officers say there is so much money in counterfeit goods they compare it to drug trafficking. the street value of that seized cargo container of fake uggs? likely in the millions. the money from counterfeiting goes where? >> goes to criminal organizations and some of the proceeds linked back to terrorist organizations. >> reporter: over the past decade, interpol have traced the profits from fake merchandise back to several terror groups, including al qaeda. this whole warehouse is full of just today's shipments. tomorrow, it starts all over again. so far this year, customs has seized more than 1 billion dollars in counterfeits and that is just in the new york area alone. >> kris van cleave, thank you. >> i wonder what they do with all of that stuff? >> i think they destroy a lot of it because the company whose goods have been essentially ripped off don't want it on the market.
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temperatures, at the shore upper three's, stuck in the 20's in the mountains, with some sunshine, but each day gets little warmer as we head toward the official winter season. to traffic with meisha, good morning. >> good morning, justin, good morning to all of you at home. a lot going on right now, accident, fire pa turnpike eastbound past downingtown, also accident involving injuries, two vehicles and septa bus in havertown. glendale road west chester pike, give yourself, and upper darby at park avenue we have another accident. plus septa regional rails delayed 06 minutes, these four lines right here, airport lansdale warminster, west trenton, rahel, back over to you. >> meisha, thank you. next update is at 8:25, on cbs this morning, the russian hacking
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♪ can't keep my hands to myself ♪ well, good morning! it is monday, ecember 19th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there is more real news ahead, including president obama's vow to retaliate for russia's election hacking. bremer says the president waited too long to take meaningful action. first, here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. it will get above zero in terms of the windchill for the first time since friday. those temperatures make travel deadly. we expect to see these bitterly cold temperatures for much of the day. windchills minus 20 to minus 35. for donald trump and his team, this whole russian hacking story is a trap. its strategy is call on the intelligence community to play show and tell.
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>> the director of national intelligence is expected to release an explanation of the scope of the attack within the next three weeks. >> more than a hundred wounded evacuees from aleppo brought to turkey including 50 children. >> they say kim king-macon at an intersection when the suspect opened fire and killing her grandson. >> the drone appears to have been outside of china's jurisdiction. an official says the drone will be returned in a boat-to-boat transfer. >> i love that line. she had i'm a marvelous housekeeper. every time i leave a man, i keep his house. >> i like the way she is thinking! married nine times, she had lots of house. obama said democrats are falsely characterized as latte sipping out of touch soap. then he grabbed a cap a chino and got a jet to hawaii. i'm gayle with norah o'donnell.
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charlie rose is off today but in good hands because anthony mason is here. arctic air mass is lingering over much of the country. the extreme conditions are blamed for about a dozen deaths and multiple weekend pileups all over the country. >> a deadly crash on i-95 in baltimore early saturday killed two people. more than 60 vehicles were involved. in western new york, icy conditions caused a spirit airlines plane to slide off the taxiway at niagara falls international airport. subzero windchills are being recorded right now in states from coast-to-coast. the harsh cold dips all the way south to texas. the 538 members of the electoral college eet today in state capitals across the country to formally elect the next president. president-elect donald trump won 306 electoral votes and well over the 270 needed to win the white house. at his final thank you rally in alabama over the weekend, the president-elect did not mention russia's cyber hacking during the election. >> cia director john brennan
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sent a memo to intelligence staff on friday saying the director of national intelligence and the fbi director now agree with the cia that russian hacking was, in part, intended to help mr. trump win this election. on "face the nation," john dickerson asked mr. trump's senior adviser kellyanne conway why he refuses to accept the intelligence community's assessment. >> where is the evidence? why when cia official were invited to a house intelligence briefing last week, did they refuse to go? instead, they are talking to the media. that is undermining our national security and our intelligence operations. >> but does he, himself, have evidence, that suggests that this isn't the case? >> well, the president-elect receives intelligence briefings that i am not privy to. but let's focus on the issue at hand which is if the cia, if director brennan and others at the top are serious about turning over evidence to lead the american people, they should do that. >> a news conferences on friday,
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president obama said investigators will provide evidence that does not compromise sources and methods. >> when you're talking about cyber security, a lot of it is classified and we are not going to provide it because the way we catch folks is by knowing certain things about them that they may not want us to know and if we are going to monitor this stuff effectively going forward, we don't want them to know that we know. >> the president made clear there was no tampering with the actual voting process. with us now is ian bremer, founding president of a global political risk consulting company. good morning, ian. >> good morning. >> what can the u.s. do back to russia? >> very little at this point. i mean, we have only a few weeks before obama is gone and it seems pretty clear from everything that trump has said about russia that his inclination is not only to disbelieve the intelligence but cozy up with this country as closely as possible.
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the time of obama's choosing is clearly running out. >> what are the implications of the trump/russian relationship? >> one, it undermines the u.s. intelligence community and that is certainly something that trump is going to need for all sorts of other things as president. i think that weakens the ability of america to project strength internationally as we are seeing playing out in china, for example. the other question is do you have alliances that are actually organized around common values, common structures, common architecture? russia is a different place than that. right now our relationship with them probably as bad as it's been since the early '80s. that is going to change pretty dramatically when trump becomes president. >> does the hacking skudle, i i reset relaetions with trump? >> the hope it will. the fact they have ordered a review they will make known at least to the democrats and republicans in congress certainly a lot of that is going to get leaked. the hope is that that constrains
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trump from being able to cozy up with the russians who will be seen to have compromised american national security. but keep in mind, this went on under obama. the response from the united states was not very strong. and part of the reason it's hard for the democrats to hit trump on this is because consistently russia is the biggest failed policy under obama in terms of syria and ukraine and now the hacks as well. >> president obama said in his news conference the hacking had stopped after. confronted putin. donna brazile said yesterday that is not necessarily true on a program. what do you russia is thinking as they are watching us now? it certainly has caused a lot of controversy here in this country. >> russia is thinking they certainly have delegitimatized the american election and put questions in people's mind this was an effective democratic process or not. we are seen at hypocrites and
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they say they have their own democratic process and we know that is not really true. they pretend to have rule of law that doesn't really work. you know, they are giving it back to us right now. but the americans consistently look weak to russia on so many of these issues. and certainly when trump -- when obama tells putin, oh, cut it out, it's not like he is the little brother, stop it, stop touching me, right? you have to actually react. this isn't over now. the german and the french have elections coming up and we know that the russians intend to influence the outcome of those elections. by the way, in this case, influence them in ways that mr. trump would support in favor of the far right parties in ways that obama would dislike. that is an enormous win for the russians. >> the president says there will be a reaction. >> we need to get to china, if we can, quickly. what are the chinese trying to accomplish where they are seizing of this drone off the philippines? >> they say they are going to give it back. >> donald trump says he doesn't want it back. >> but trump just reacted with a
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tweet. the fact is that chinese could have been doing this six months ago, 12 months ago, they are not. the fact they are doing it now shows that they clearly don't like on the statements that have been made by president-elect trump on a host of issues with china. and, you know, unlike a lot of other countries, if the americans really decide they are going to escalate versus china, the chinese have the capability to give it right back. trump really believes that america has a much stronger negotiating position internationally and the chinese are going to show him that the reality is very unlike that. >> do you believe the seizing of that drone was a provocative act aimed specifically at trump? >> there is no question that the chinese, they have done a lot of more military exercises and live fire in the region. they overflew with a nuclear bomber and now they have allowed their sailors in the region to be more aggressive in responding to a drone being available. they wouldn't have done that six months ago. this is a message to trump. >> and they did it in international waters. >> message received.
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thank you, ian bremer. first lady michelle obama said she was caught off-guard when she was labeled an angry black woman. if nanother preview of her interview with oprah how she overcame
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2007. when you were labeled that angry black woman, was that one of the things that knocked you back a bit? >> that was one of those things that you just sort of thing, dang, you don't even know me, you know? >> yeah. >> you just sort of feel like, wow. where did that come from? you know? >> yeah. >> and that is the first blow-back. you think, that is so not me! but then you sort of think, well, this isn't about me. this is about the person or the people who write it, you know? >> right. >> that is just the truth. >> that's what was always said to me. >> so much about that and then you start thinking, oh, wow. we are so afraid of each other, you know? color, wealth, these things that don't matter still play too much of a role in how we see one another. and it's sad, because the thing that least defines us as people
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is the color of our skin. it's the size of our bank account. none of that matters, you know this. >> yes, of course. >> it's our values. it's, you know, it's how we live our lives. you can't -- you can't tell that from somebody's race, somebody's religion. you know? people have to act it out. they have to live those lives, and so that was the blow on-back. i thought, let me live my life outloud so that people can then see and then judge for themselves. and that is what i want young people to do. just live your life. >> outloud. >> live it outloud. >> you can see oprah's full interview tonight on the cbs special called "first lady michelle obama says farewell to the white house" tonight on cbs at 8:00/7:00 central and then on wednesday, o.w.n., that is the
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op oprah winfrey network. they cover a wide variety of topics and talking about girls and campaigning and what her next plans are. you can clearly see that the two of them have a good rapport. they are pals. i think it seems to be very nice. i can't wait to see it. >> whether michelle obama will ever run herself for office which she has said no. >> that question is asked. >> looking forward to it. many students at a california school are ending 2016 on the right foot thanks to one of their teachers. ahead, how a post on facebook landed many children new pairs of shoes. you're watching "cbs this morning." emerge restored. fortified. replenished. emerge everyday with emergen-c packed with b vitamins, antioxidants, electrolytes plus more vitamin c than 10 oranges. why not feel this good everyday? emerge and see.
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♪ a california teacher trying to help others is learning about he power of social medi. samantha ford is a physical education instructor outside of los angeles. after she noticed several students playing in worn and tattered shoes, she took to facebook. ford shares one conversation with a little boy who told her, quote, these are the only shoes i have. since that post, she has collected more than 400 pairs of shoes for her students. ben tracy shows us the unexpected and overwhelming response. >> ready! set! go! >> reporter: samantha ford teaches physical education at
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several schools in santa ka retake, california. last week she noticed some of her students at cedar creek elementary were lacking something pretty basic. >> i see kids running in sandals or shoes that have holes or a couple of kids with a hot glue gun the sole on every single day. >> tell your teammates good job. >> reporter: ford asked one little boy who was wearing boots if he had running shoes. >> the boy said, these are the only shoes i have. and the boots were old and ratty and worn out, and it just hit me really hard! >> reporter: so she went home and posted about her conversation with the boy on her facebook page. within hours, one of her friends bought the boy new shoes. it didn't stop there. suddenly, she had hundreds of pairs of shoes lined up in her classroom and donated by friends, strangers. >> oh, my gosh! how are you? >> reporter: and someone she hasn't seen in years.
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>> i can't believe you're standing here! crazy. >> reporter: ford's favorite teach from her high school days dropped by to donate shoes. >> whenever i see a former student that is, you know, doing something that is showing generosity and care for the community it makes my heart sink. >> reporter: and then an alumnus of the school showed up, trevor brown, a catcher for the san francisco giants. 7-year-old jesse valencia says he has always been a fast runner new spring in his step. >> i wanted to pick them up because i ran so fast and they make me run so fast more. >> reporter: julie is happy to be running with him in her new rainbow kikx. >> i like them. so comfortable. >> reporter: natalie helped her 6-year-old into her new shoes and she seems to like them. so far, more than 400 pairs of shoes have been donated, so many that each kid in cher sherry
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ramsey's new second grade class got a new pair too. >> it's heartbreaking at the same time. this is the first pair of shoes for some kids in probably years. >> reporter: answer with those new shoes is a new sense of gratitude. >> dear miss ford. thank you for the new shoes. at my home, my shoes are old and i need new shoes. >> reporter: ford now hopes to provide new sneakers to all 485 students at this school. a gift she hopes will keep on giving. for "cbs this morning," ben tracy, los angeles. >> wow. >> so cool. >> that teacher said it best. it makes your heart sing. >> do you know how good a new pair of shoes feel? >> it still feels good! i love my running shoes. >> i do too. the shoes are cooler looking now too, very nice. >> contrary to popular belief, it might not be the thought that
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count when i >> good morning, i'm rahel solomon. police are still trying to figure out what happened right before a fatal fiery crash. >> mercedes went into the back after bus. the bus driver is okay, two dead. also checking the forecast with justin drabick. cool out there. >> the winds picking up little bit. so we have nasty windchills to deal with. feels like the teens in a lot of locations across the delaware vale, even worse in the poconos, feeling like zero right now, on exposed skin when you factor in the wind. sixteen for the windchill in trenton, philadelphia, and in wilmington, clouds continue to thin out, starting to see some sunshine, north and west of the city. and that sun will move into the philadelphia area, and
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south jersey this afternoon. but it is not helping temperatures that much at all. high today, 35 for the city, 37 at the shore. upper 20's, that's it, for the poconos. the extended forecast, we warm it up the middle of the week, back above average, 40's, showers thursday, looks like dry start to the holiday weekend. >> good morning, justin, take a look at this, we have live coverage, over a tractor-trailer fire, pa turnpike eastbound, right now, closed, between downingtown and valley forge. take a look at this, this tractor-trailer was fully engulfed with flames, got the fire out, obviously seeing that now, how much, about the a turnpike being closed really goes to cause some horrific backups everywhere, alternate route 30, to 202, to 76. get back on the turnpike, probably going to be your best bet. but yikes, if you are one of the cars trapped there, you are literally are trapped. if you can avoid the area at all cost certainly want to do so. also quickly mass transit take a look at the delays, due to car problems at jenkintown,
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check your schedules on line. >> thank you, next update at 8:55, ahead on cbs this morning, the science behind gift giving and making heartfelt captions. i'm rahel solomon good morning.
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♪ what is it? >> it's one year membership in the jelly of the month club. >> clark, it's the gift that keeps on giving the whole year! >> chevy chase could not hide his disappointment about his gift in national lampoon" christmas vacation." that is hilarious. >> we just watched this on friday night. we are watching all christmas and holiday movies with the kids. he wanted his christmas bonus because he had put a down payment on the pool in the backyard so why he is really upset. the relatives are all in the house and it's just a disaster. >> did you give the kids a
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lesson when you get a gift that you don't care for, just say, thank you? you don't do what kirby did, "i already have one of these!" just say thank you. >> or the best one is "what is this?" welcome back to "cbs this morning." this half hour, holiday gift giving might be stressing you out but it doesn't have to. "the new york times" columnist john tierney is in our toyota green room. why he says you do not have to buy different gifts for everybody on your list. >> just get them jelly of the month club! the voice of mavis staple singing the christmas vacation theme song. she is a kennedy center honoree. she tells us why she turned down a marriage proposal from bob dylan. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "wall street journal" says volkswagen is close to a deal on remaining diesel vehicles that cheated on emissions tests. another court hearing is scheduled for this morning. the reported deal would add $1
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billion to volkswagen's costs to settle the scandal through buy-backs or repairs and it could cover three-liter diesel vehicles. j june volkswagen reached an agreement to pay $10 billion to compensate owners of two-liter diesel vehicles. "word of the year for 2016." that word is surreal. it describes my life! the adjective means marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream. it's a word people puturn to in unbelievable times. the search for the word spiked after the presidential election. prince charles and the queen at windsor castle last may. photographer nick knight who has done album covers, look at the queen's expression, for rock stars took this picture. the image was released to mark the end of the year in which the queen celebrated her 90th birthday. is it wrong for the queen to smile? there is charles. he is smiling. hey, mom.
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>> there aren't a lot of pictures of the queen smiling. new york's daily news explains how former navy officer turned a christmas story into a career. brian jones spent nearly $400,000 to buy and fix the cleveland house shown in the holiday classic and inspired when his father gave him a leg lamp like the one in the 1983 movie. the house is now a tourist attraction. okay. >> all righty then. finding the right gift for everybody on your holiday list can be a little tricky. a recent "the new york times" article called "the perfect gift" the one they ask for, they said! >> imagine that! >> shares the science behind gift giving. author john tierney said you're not obliged to find the right gift for each person on your list. most would be just as happy with something quick and easy. rest assured this is not a ploy by some lazy scrooges. "the new york times" science columnist john tierney joins us to plain. i like the old adage, the
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thought that counts. you say, no, it really isn't. people don't care about the thoughts. >> it counts to you when you're shopping and seems like a lot of work put most of people look at the presents and if it's a good present, they are happy. >> you say we spend a lot of time on the big reveal and we need to stop doing that. >> people think they need an excitement under the christmas tree when it's exciting piece of toy or jewelry but it's exciting for but the person getting the gift is thinking can i actually use this thing? >> if you don't need an oven mitt it means nothing. >> the moment means nothing. what about the rest of the year? >> i'm still dreaming of that moment you open up the front door and there is a car and wa bow on top like in the commercials. what about giving the same gift to multiple people? >> a big mistake people make is called overindividualization and. thinking you have to give everyone something special. what you do is giving worse presents to people. if you bind a great book -- >> you're saying it's okay --
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>> it is okay to do that. people don't care. and that way you end up giving one good gift to everyone instead of mediocre gift. >> gift cards have become so popular in recent years. >> or cash. >> i always that was patching on the gift. >> people feel guilty giving them but people love receiving them. >> do they really? a gift card? >> not a gift card, but cash. >> i get the cash. a gift card? >> give cash to your spouse! >> here, honey. you were really good this year! >> you were great this year! you're always going to underpay is the problem! >> why is it always a 50? >> i deserve at least 75. you say regifting is okay. i thought regifting, when i was coming up, regifting was rude. >> yes. people think -- >> what do you think? >> regifting think it is rude. people think it's rude for me to regift and most people feel that way but when researchers ask people how do you feel after you're given a gift and can they
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regift it, they say it's fine. i've given them the gift, it's their property and can do whatever theyment to do with it. >> if i regift it, it means it's a pretty bad one. >> don't give it back to the same person. >> yeah. write it down. >> exactly. >> good information. based on science. >> john tierney, thanks so much. mavis staple has been singing for nearly seven decade. >> elvis presley told me, i like the way you follow the guitar sound. i said, well, thank you. he said e yeah, yeah, yeah. it's nervous. plays a n
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the number one song, ladies and gentlemen, the staple singers! ♪ let's do it again >> that is mavis staple and the staple singers on "american bandstand" in 1976. she is singing since the 1940s and nominated first grammy 1961 and won three in her career. the staple singers were inducted into the rock 'n' roll hall of fame in 199.
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she is known as the big voice from the south side of chicago. it's been an unforgettable journey. ♪ if you don't respect yourself ain't nobody going to give a hoot ♪ >> reporter: by the time the staple singers reached the top of the pop charts in the early 1970s, mavis staples had already been singing for 25 years. . this is your first publicity photo? >> a very young mavis. >> reporter: she was just 8 when her father, pops, put together the band. >> he called us children into the living room and sat us on the floor in a circle. he said, we are going to sing. >> reporter: mavis with her deep voice would take the lead. billed as god's greatest hit
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makers, the staples would become stars of the gospel circuit. ♪ >> reporter: when did you realize you had something special? >> you know, i realized it before we made a record. we would sing in church and they would come up to the pulpit. they would come up and they would be crying, and they wanted to shake my hand and sing. and put money in my hand. you know? that's when i said, i knew i had something good. >> reporter: something was happening? >> something was going on. ♪ >> reporter: the staple singers, based in chicago, traveled without a rhythm section. just pops on guitar. >> elvis presley told me, one time, he said, i like the way your father's guitar sounds. ♪ >> i said, well, thank you. he said, yeah, yeah, yeah.
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it's a nervous, he plays a nervous guitar. >> reporter: king admired the group's music. in the early 1960s, dr. martin luther king jr. invited the staple singers to travel with him. >> we are the people that will not stop until they have full freedom and human dignity. ♪ >> reporter: their music would become the sound track to his civil rights crusade. >> i walked beside dr. king and i sang songs for him. you know? that makes me proud! ♪ >> reporter: in 1964, the staplsta stayshista staples were invited to a folk festival and introduced them to a broader audience. >> one more time for the staple singers. >> reporter: things really
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changed in the late '60s, when their new label, stax record, put a rhythm section behind them. and in 1972, "i'll take you there" took them to number one! how did it feel when you suddenly broke mainstream? >> you know, it felt good. we were finally being heard. ♪ ♪ let me take you there >> reporter: mavis' distinctive voice continues to attract all-star collaborators. jeff tweety produced a grammy winning album for her. before that, prince wrote two albums for her. and before that, another songwriter had an even stronger attraction to mavis. ♪ >> reporter: is this the mavis that bob dylan fell for? >> ah!
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[ laughter ] whatever! why you want to do that? see? you made me sigh! no. dylan fell for this mavis. >> reporter: that mavis? >> yeah. >> folk songs and more folk songs. >> reporter: it was 1962, they met on a television show. >> bob dylan. the staple singers. >> reporter: dylan would propose. mavis would decline. did you ever explain to him why you turned him down? >> i told him. we were too young! >> reporter: but this past summer, dylan invited mavis to open for him on tour. >> i said, i'm so glad to see you! i've been wanting to see you, bobby, i've been wanting to see you for so long. he said if you married me, you would see me every day. i said don't do me like that. >> singer/songwriter mavis staples. >> reporter: her nearly decade
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career was honored this month at the kennedy center. >> with her music, she serves god with all her soul and is, herself, a godess of sole s. >> reporter: the only thing missing was her father. what do you think your father would have said if he saw you there at the kennedy center. >> the twinkle in his eye. >> reporter: pop staples died in 2000. >> that was the hardest time in my life. ♪ >> reporter: you and pops were together singing for 50 years? >> yeah. over 50 years. >> reporter: wow. >> and he would tell me, mavis, you don't have to sing loud. you don't need no gimmicks. sing from your heart. what comes from the heart reaches the heart. i said, okay, daddy.
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and i go in that dressing room, i say my little prayer. i go to my heart and start singing. that's the west advice he could have ever given me, sing from your heart. >> reporter: it works every time. >> it works every time. >> at 77, mavis still tours regularly and can still raise the roof and bring down the house. you can get a ticket, if you can, go! >> bravo! >> half the fun of the kennedy center honors was watching her. talk about the twinkle in her eye. she was so in the moment and so loving every single thing that was happening that night. >> she was so honored to be there. >> you could feel that. >> it meant so much to her after all this time. >> and bob dylan and mavis
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stapl stap staples. >> like a couple/couple? >> yeah. he went to pops and said, "i want to marry mavis." and pop said, you have to talk to mavis and she said no. >> that someone of the best thing about the kennedy center honors, not only recognizing a lifetime achievement but the interviews we get to do and learn and her relationship with her father. think about that sending half a century alongside and singing from your heart with your father. >> she is honored by bonnie raitt at the kennedy center who also had a really close relationship with her dad and bonnie said that is one reason mavis and bonded was, you know, with that relationship with their fathers. >> i liked her before and now i like her even more. she is sparkly at 77! >> tomorrow, we will hear from contend cent kennedy center honoree bob pacino and he tells why he was born to act. the kennedy center honors airs on cbs monday, december 27th,
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live from the cbs center, this is "eyewitness news". >> good morning, 1200 block, smoke alarm went off in the basement after 4:00 this morning, the resident moved to another part of the area, while crews responded. no one was hurt. checking the forecast, very mild yesterday, today, not so much. >> fifty's yesterday, at this time, now waking up with temperatures into the 20's, and feels worse when you factor in the winds, see harsh windchills outside feeling like the mid teens, in philadelphia, 3 degrees windchill up in mount pocono, but starting to see the sunshine move in, as the clouds are moving off to the east, along that cold front, sunshine's not going to help
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thing up today, up to 35 degrees, mid 40's for the start every winter season, back above average for the second half of the week. few showers coming in here later on thursday, christmas weekends, pretty mild, upper four's to about 50 degrees, maybe late christmas day we could be dealing with some rain showers. let's check the latest traffic. morning, meisha. >> justin, turning out to be very busy morning, so take a look tip, back out out, so you can see there is live chopper three okay in the worlds of mass transit, delays right now, due to a truck, stuck on the west trenton regional rail lines in jenkintown right now inbound, because of that i'm going to actually pull away from the picture go, to a map. take a look at the delays, 90 minutes, almost across the entire board, airport, inbound, see zero seeing all of the inbound because where the train is stuck, inbound direction. heads up on. that will also going to video from chopper three, tractor-trailer fire, pa turnpike eastbound right now closed between downingtown and valley forge, so you will have to use alternate around there is route 30 to 202 to 76 then
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back on the turnpike, but you can see the backups are pretty significant, avoid the area at all costs. again, pa turnpike eastbound closed between downingtown and vale forge, rahel? >> meisha, thank you. that's "eyewitness news" for now, join us for "eyewitness news" at noon, i'm rahel solomon. make it a good morning.
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