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>> only fu it is tuesday, august 1st, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." the new white house chief of staff forces out the new communications director. anthony scaramucci's sudden removal is just one sign that john kelly is taking charge inside the white house. >> and president trump crafted his first inaccurate statement about his meeting with the russian lawyer. why this could draw scrutiny from special council robert mueller. a new princess diana documentary uses tapes to expose sbi ma intimate details of her life. and the nasa control room
that launched a man to the move is falling apart. now the space agency is asking you to help save it. >> but we begin with today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> every reporter in town is mourning over anthony scaramucci because he's a one in a million character. you can't make him up. >> scaramucci ousted after just ten days. >> the president certainly felt that his comments were inappropriate for a person in that position and he didn't want to burden general kelly. >> kelly in and scaramucci out is nothing but good for this white house and hopefully he will tame some of the crazies. >> the washington post that president trump dictated a statement about a misleading meeting with a russian lawyer. >> sanctions on venezuela. >> l.a. has struck gold. >> the olympics will return to
los angeles in 2028. >> these days 11 years ago is like that. >> tropical depression emily is expected to move out into the atlantic. >> it caused widespread flooding and power outages. >> the construction company that accidentally cut power to the outer banks. >> what a moment for steve bartman, the most infamous cubs fan on the planet. >> a classy move by the cubs. >> and all that matters. >> jim emerged from the smoke and fire carrying yet ood soldier. >> president trump awarded james with a medal of honor. >> i saw him go down and i jumped up and got him. that's my job. >> on "cbs this morning." >> the mooch. lasted as communications director for ten days. >> scaramucci came into our lives, made everyone obsessed
with him for a week and left us with just memories and weird moves. it's like hey, scaramucci. welcome to "cbs this morning." norah president trump's new chief of staff needed less than a day to show his authority. retired john kelly told scaramucci to get out. >> the move indicates the former homeland security secretary has the president's go ahead to take command of a chaotic white house staff. a photo shows anthony scaramucci in the oval office yesterday
morning just hours before he was asked to leave. major garrett is at the white house with the sudden shakeup. >> reporter: that makes scaramucci the shortest tenured communications director in the history of the white house. and with two resignations and one firing in his wake he's also the most disruptive. >> we just swore in general kelly. he will do a spectacular job, i have no doubt. >> reporter: the first big decision from the new chief of staff, john kelly, kissing hot headed anthony scaramucci good-bye just days after his dramatic arrival. he felt it was best to give john kelly a clean slate the white house said in a terse statement. his tirade demeaned chief of staff reince priebus and steve bannon. he tried to make amends with jared kushner.
an incredible act of self-imlation he could never recover from. >> the president felt the comments were inappropriate for a person in that position and he didn't want to burden general kelly also with that line of succession. >> reporter: scaramucci the third communications director in six months was escorted out of the white house monday afternoon leaving many of the president's aides in shock. priebus resigned days after his arrival. >> if you're going to keep leaking i'm going to fire everybody. >> reporter: scaramucci arrived threatening to boot out disloyal leakers. >> i want to congratulate you on doing a fantastic job and we look forward to an even better job as a chief of staff. >> reporter: the president has given general kelly full
authority in the west wing. all staff are said now to report to kelly. on instagram ivanka trump posted this picture saying she looked forward to working alongside the general. names mentioned as possible scaramucci successors include special assistant to the president hope hicks, kellyanne conway and penn. >> thanks. president trump himself dictated donald trump jr.'s first explanation of his campaign meeting with the russian lawyer. trump jr.'s statement was misleading telling only part of the story. the president reportedly crafted his son comment aboard air force one returning home from a summit in europe. >> reporter: good morning. the revelation of the president's involvement is likely to draw inkroesed
scrutiny by investigators digging into whether the trump campaign conspired with the russians during the election. the president's own personal attorney denied that mr. trump had anything to do with the statement acknowledging the meeting. >> it was such a nothing. i literally wouldn't have remembered the meeting. >> reporter: when donald trump jr. met with the russian last year he believed she had dirt on hillary clinton but that wasn't his original explanation. >> a story about russian adoption and how we could possibly help and really that's where we shut it down. >> reporter: his initial public statement came directly from the president aboard air force one flying home from the g-20 summit in germany on july 8th, president trump personally dictated a response for his son that was given to the new york times. in it the statement explained that there was a short introductory meeting about the adoption of russian children and that he was not told the name of the person i would be meeting
with. and that it was not a campaign issue at the time. one of trump's attorneys tried to shield the president. >> the president was coming back from the g-20 as this was going on as you know, so my understanding is that very clearly that this was donald trump jr. and his lawyers, the president was not involved in that. >> the president was not -- did not draft the response. the response came from donald trump jr. >> reporter: on july 11th donald trump jr. released personal e-mails which revealed russian government attempts to help his father win the election. two days later the president characterized the meeting as fair game. >> it lasted for a very short period and nothing came of the meeting. and i think it's a meeting that most people in politics probably would have taken. >> reporter: donald trump jr.'s attorney did not respond to cbs news request for a comment but the president's attorney told cbs news last night that the washington post story is and
these are his words, of no consequence and he said the characterizations are misinformed, inaccurate and not pertinent. >> thanks, jeff. dan has spent years working on the hill and at the white house. he was a senior advisor in the 2012 presidential campaign. good morning. >> good morning. >> can you imagine, what are the implications if in fact the president in a sense wrote the initial statement? >> it sounds like it's not a legal issue that he's shaping a statement that's a pr document. it's problematic but it's not a legal issue. i think what many will wonder and potentially many investigators like bob mueller wonders is if he's so loose with what he will say and so directly involved with a communications document, does that translate also over to what he will be or has done in terms of communications with
investigators? so that's where the questions i think will come up. >> one of the questions everybody has always been asking, who can say no to the president? do we now have somebody who will say no to the president? >> i think we do and the question is will the president listen? i think it relates to your previous question. john kelly is a master of discipline and organization. he will bring discipline or at least try to bring discipline to this white house and it sounds like that is the agreement he got from president trump. that he is in charge. there will be a formal chain of command. this whole term walking privileges where ten, 15 members of the senior staff can walk in and talk to the president. that's over. if someone wants to have a conversation with the president that all has to be coordinated through the chief of staff. by the way, we talk about that now like it's a foreign concept. it's the way it's always been done. it's what's we've experienced in the last six months has been an
aberration. trump has a rolodex of relationships, some of them family and some of them friends all over the place that he's constantly consulting with. if the president's children want to have a conversation with the president outside of the white house, how does kelly control that? i think that gets complicated. how does the president -- how does the chief of staff say to the president, mr. president, you can't weigh in on your son's statement on a legal matter. >> right. and when you get to what the president's actually trying to get done legislatively, does the fact that john kelly, while he has this distinguished national security career doesn't have legislative experience hurt the president in some way? >> you need two inputs. you need basic organization and discipline so over the last couple of days the president was attacking mitch mcconnell on
twitter. baiting mitch mcconnell to move forward with health care. so if you want a successful strategy you don't go after the senate majority leader of your own party, no less. so if kelly can reign in that that will help a lot mpl. but you also need people around the president with serious policy chops. but i think kelly can recruit that. i think kelly brings organization and discipline if they can recruit policy chops and the organizational holds meaning the president listens to kelly. >> a leading republican says congress is too divided to keep working on health care legislation. utah senator told the news agency the senate remains far apart and he and other senior gop leaders will take that message to the president. but senate democratic leader chuck schumer says ten
republican colleagues have told him they want to push forward with a bipartisan solution. on twitter president trump seemed to target an obamacare measure that keeps low deductibles and copays. he tweeted why shouldn't it hurt the insurance companies? analysts say if insureds lose low income subsidies they're likely to raise premiums. video appears to show security officials detaining the men overnight during raids at their homes. both denounced sunday's election and called for new protests. the vote could grant the president nearly unchecked power. the escalating political crisis in venezuela. >> reporter: little else is known right now about the where abouts of both men previously
jailed for speaking out against the regime. their arrests do confirm the fears of the opposition here and many in the international community who believe that the president would use this weekend's vote to rewrite the constitution as a pretext to jails and to otherwise silence the opposition. this is certainly only to inflame tensions in the streets where clashes have happened almost daily between anti government protesters and the national police. more than 100 people have been killed since april. yesterday we spoke with another outspoken critic and a member of venezuela's congress who is also on the list. >> the president said he would have your jail cell ready to go after the vote. are you concerned? >> reporter: well, of course no one wants to be jailed but i'm more concerned about the future of my country and more concerned about the results of the struggle. >> reporter: we checked with him this morning. he has not been detained.
now the president is also once again thumbing his nose in particular at the trump administration which slapped sanctions on him yesterday. he said those would do nothing to stop him. charlie? >> thank you. business owners in north carolina's outer banks are suing the construction company that caused a massive power outage. tens of thousands of people forced to evacuate dug during the height of the summer season. businesses say they're losing thousands of dollars a day. crews damaged the power lines thursday while working to replace a major bridge. the mistake outed power to the islands. we're on pea island with what is being done to restore power. >> reporter: good morning. just to give you an idea just how fast crews are working, take a look at these poles. you can see seven of the poles
set up within the last 24 hours so the new transmission line that will supply power to the affected areas all along while construction workers are working to repair that last damaged cable underground. north carolina governor toured the island on monday including the construction site where crews are scrambling to fix a damaged underground transmission line. >> this company made a mistake and cut these cables and it is time to get it fixed. >> reporter: they've been ferrying massive generators to help power homes and businesses for as many as 6,000 people. since thursday, nearly 50,000 visitors have been forced to evacuate during the island's busy summer vacation months. police are turning away new visitors until power is restored. >> when the population leaves here, the economy is essentially gone and shut down. >> reporter: in a class action lawsuit filed against the
construction company responsible for the blackout local business owners say they have suffered thousands of dollars in losses. they claimed they could save the state $60 million by using construction meths and an accelerated schedule. >> debra says it's cost her surf shop up to $7,000 a day. >> that money we need to get through the winter down here and we just don't have it. >> reporter: they hope they can eventually be reimbursed. >> we don't know what the legal landscape is at the moment but what people are concentrated on is getting things on and up and working as soon as we possibly can. >> reporter: governor cooper declared a state of emergency last thursday. that means that relief funds could be made available to local businesses here. meantime we reached out to the
constru constructork after hours and have yet to receive a comment. a tropical storm quickly passed through. tropical storm emily suddenly formed off the gulf coast yesterday near tampa bay and cut across central florida. winds reached around 45 miles an hour with some areas getting up to eight inches of rain. emily weakened to a tropical depression. it is expected to move out to the atlantic. actor play wright and author sam shepard is being remembered as one of the most influential voices of his generation. he appeared in more than 50 movies and wrote dozens of plays. much of his work mind his own upbringing in the american west. he was nominated for an oscar in the movie right stuff. he died at his home in kentucky from complications related to
how glou gehrig's disease. there are certain people who i have tried over the years to interview on television. sam was one that i never was able to talk to the table but he really meant something to me as an actor and someone who reflected what it was to understand the way people act, to understand their rage, to understand all of it. he could put it in words like few people could and he reminded me of tennessee williams and othrs whose plays live way past their own. >> he's iconic for his role in the right stuff but it's his play wright that really stands. car alarms could sound to help parents stop leaving kids in hot cars. first,
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get past u.s. good morning, i'm rahel solomon. a man who somehow climbed philadelphia city hall said there was no one in site, no signs telling him to keep out. man known as carson king dangling fist feet five stories overbroad street, he said he did not vandalize anything during the stunt but philadelphia officials warn citizens not to try t don't have to worry about me. now, checking our forecast, katie, look likely to day out there. >> off to nice start. we've seen the humidity levels climb ever so slightly, off to mild start, milder start, same time yesterday, seven it if he airport, haven't budgeted all that much this morning, and do expect to start rebounds here eventually hit 91 degrees,
just very isolated shower or storm. probably bit more scat nerd nature wednesday, thursday, friday, with the wet weather, more than anything, meisha, some sun, heating up. >> nice, i mean, nice. thank you so much. we're still looking, live chopper three over that accident investigation in gloucester township, new jersey, so 42 northbound closed at college drive. actually skip over the chopper if we can and go live outside. closed at college drive now one lane is open. but take a look at these backups, these backups are still pretty significant around the area. still want to factor in two hours or so, rahel, over you. >> thank you, next update is at clock five, up next on cbs this morning, cbs news investigation into how immigrant are exploit ago loophole to work in the u.s
donald trump tweeted that there was no white house chaos. six hours later, scaramucci is out. evidently no chaos wasn't bragging, it was complaining. and in the white house press briefing today, sarah huck by sanders spoke i think for many americans. so it's good. she looks good. welcome back to "cbs this morning." the summer olympics are returning to the united states for the first time since 1996. city officials announced yesterday the 2028 games will be held in los angeles. this will be the third time los angeles will host the games.
last time being in 1984. los angeles aimed to host the olympics in 2024, but lost its bid to paris. l.a.'s mayor says waiting four years and investing $5 billion will be worth it. in exchange for waiting four years the olympic committee is pledging millions of dollars to fund new sport programs in los angeles. >> here's a look at some of this morning's other headlines. the new york times reports on questions about the success of north korea's latest missile test. north korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile on friday and it appeared capable of reaching the west coast of the united states. but analysis of new video apparently shows the war head shattering during its reentry to earth. one expert says north korea will probably develop a workable missile with a reliable war head
by early next year. radio active mail could be endangering the public. government documents reveal hazardous substances were mislabeled. there was no safety warning. plutonium and highly toxic chemicals have been improperly packed or shipped by weapons contractors. it has happened at least 25 times in the past five years. only a few slight penalties were imposed. no materials were lost. news week reports that hackers leaked information from upcoming shows. the network confirms that it was attacked. episodes of ballers and room 104 that have not aired were also leaked. >> yeah. the washington post says president trump is being urged to declare the painkiller crisis a national emergency. a white house commission says opioid deaths equal the 9/11
death toll every three weeks. >> you can see the fear of this is ratcheting up everywhere in every way. >> the arizona republic says that the child's death in a hot car appears to be accidental. the one-year-old was forgotten while his father took a nap. this was arizona's hot car death in two days. nationwide 11 children died in hot cars in the month of july. it was the deadliest month for children in five years. kris van cleave shows us how new legislation hopes to prevent more tragedy. >> reporter: the newly proposed law would cause cars to have a sensor.
the law is needed because the stakes are just too high. >> i have not forgiven myself. >> miles and carol harris son always wanted a child. they were overjoyed when they adopted chase, but on a busy 90 degree day back in 2008 miles forgot to drop the 21 month old off at daycare leaving him in the backseat of his car while he went to work. >> it's heart breaking because i did it. i killed my son. >> nobody thinks it will happen to them until it happens. >> chase's death was one of more than 700 heat stroke fatalities of children left in cars since 1998. an average of 37 per year. the first seven months of this year have been the worse in terms of heat related child car deaths since 2010. these tragedies can happen quickly. when it's around 90 degrees outside the temperature inside a car will rise above 130 in less than an hour. >> all cars ought to include sensors that can very simply
save lives. >> reporter: aiming to prevent these tragedies blumenthal introduced legislation requiring car makers to have car sensors. >> consumers should want this product just as they do seat belts and air bags. >> general motors began offering a similar sensor if some models this year. the proposed man date would miss the car buyers who need it most because so few parents of young children buy new cars. the harrisons hope the law goes through. >> we need to stop families having to deal with what i've done to our family. this law can do that. >> senator blumenthal believes any added cost for the standard feature would be minimal. he said it should attract strong bipartisan atrengs. >> and that took a lot of bravery for that father to talk
to you like he did. >> i don't know how you would live with that. it really is just one of those awful, awful things. >> he seems to be facing his own accountability face on. >> thanks, kris. well, in the premier of cbs on assignment we showed you yesterday how eastern european workers are coming to the u.s. to build and expand auto plants. our investigation found they are exploiting a loophole in u.s. immigration laws to work here. critics say the practice is driving down wages and putting americans out of work. we tried to find out how the workers are getting to the u.s. >> it's america first. >> last april president trump signed the buy american and hire american exec ty order pledging to enforce laws that protect american workers. >> we believe jobs must be offered to american workers first. >> reporter: but that's not happening on many construction sites at auto factories across
the country. cbs news collected hundreds of photos of foreign workers brought in by foreign subcontractors from eastern europe showing off their construction jobs at bmw, mercedes and volvo and the visas that got some of them there. it's called a b 1 b 2 and visa holders are not allowed to work construction unless they're supervising a project which is not what appears to be happening. >> they're supposed to be used for tourism or a sales meeting. >> reporter: a consultant and expert on b 1 visa fraud. >> why try in america as an apprentice or teach them how to do electricity or plumbing is maybe going to be unionized and pay 15, $20 an hour when you can pay a foreign worker 4 to $6 an hour. why do that? >> reporter: we found getting through customs with a b 1/b 2 visa is not difficult. >> tell me what you told him.
>> i work tomorrow for tesla. i'm a supervisor. >> reporter: he worked for a construction project for three months in 2015. he says he and other foreign workers were coached by their employer to tell customs they were supervisors. >> did you supervise anybody in america? >> no. >> describe the kind of work you were doing. >> translator: we were working on the ventilation for the paint shop he told me. we were installing pipes. >> reporter: we found workers like lesnik continued to come to the united states. last week a worker on a b 1/b 2 visa posted this video of himself welding inside the plant in alabama. palmer says it needs to stop. >> it's putting people out of work and it's driving down the wages of the american worker. how can the united states fix the problem? the seesas need to be revamped.
any possible loophole needs to be closed. it needs to be completely closed and rewritten. >> reporter: bmw, mercedes and volvo and tesla declined our request for an interview. mercedes says it has already banned one subcontractor from the alabama work site as a result. so the next episode of cbsn on assignment will look inside chicago's gangs and travel with the russian opposition movement and also head to pakistan with james brown and the evan evangelical worker. intimate and revealing conversations of the late princess diana are expected to be broadcast in britain for the first time on sunday. ahead, the mounting controversy surrounding the knew documentary and why some say those tapes should remain
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♪ a british tv channel is defending its decision to play intimate tapes princess diana recorded. the tapes were made during private sessions with her speech coach and they've never been shown in britain. in those tapes princess diana speaks openly about her life and her troubled marriage to prince charles. charlie is outside kensington palace in london. >> reporter: it was behind these walls where the conversations took place. critics say behind those walls is where it should have stayed. now, out of respect to the controversy, we've chosen not to take any direct quotes from the documentary. the documentary is called diana in her own words.
whether princess diana ever wanted to share those words to a wider audience is another matter. >> this is like people stopping to see if there's any dead bodies. it's just horrible. >> reporter: diana would never have revealed such intimate facts about her married life, even her sex life knowing her sons may one day hear it. >> they are deeply personal. they are extremely -- they will be extremely rue mihumiliating royal family, hurtful to william and harry and diana's sister and brother. >> reporter: they were filmed in 1992 to 1993 right around the time diana separated from prince charles. even her former butler at one point in possession of the tapes who has himself been criticized for spilling her secrets called airing the conversations seedy. >> it's almost like reading her
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steamier, over the weekend frontal passage happens, and we will start to clear out, cool down. >> thank i so much. good news, 42 northbound college drive looking at the accident investigation, all morning long all lane opens, now great news. however, still maybe seeing some backups on the area that really nothing compared to what we were looking at, accident in cherry hill route 38 west westbound, before the schuylkill, it was center lane , now offer to the shoulder, jim, over to you. >> thank you shall meishament next up update 8: 25, coming up this morning, funds raise to go restore nasa original mission control in houston. i'm jim donovan. make it a great day. ♪
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it's tuesday, august 1st, 2017. welcome back to "cbs this morning." ahead, anthony scaramucci's sudden firing shakes up the white house again. major garrett looks at the plans of new chief of staff john kelly. plus, china embraces the shared economy. why they're investing in sharing. john kelly told white house communication director anthony scaramucci to get out. >> ten days on the job. that makes scaramucci the shortest tenured communications director in the history of the white house. >> i think we have someone that can say no to the president.
the question is will the president listen. >> likely to involve scrutiny digging into whether the president conspired with the russians in the election. >> this is certain to only inflame tensions. >> a state of emergency last thursday. that means that relief funds could be made available to local businesses here. >> the summer olympics are returning to the united states for the first time since 1996. city officials announced yesterday the 2028 games will be held in los angeles. >> you know the rumba, the company that makes them says that rumb as have the capability to map out your home while they clean it. i don't know how rumba could do this. they can't be doing this alone. they must have someone on the inside. >> this morning's eye opener at
8:00 is presented by toyota. >> i'm charlie rose. gayle and norah are off. president trump's new communications director did not last long. scaramucci appointed ten days ago was ousted yesterday by the president's new chief of staff. >> retired marine general john kelly has the job of restoring order in the white house. in january at his confirmation to be homeland security secretary kelly talked about how he likes to run an organization. >> i've never had a problem speaking truth to power and i firmly believe that those in power deserve true candor in my recommendations. >> major garrett is at the white house. is this how kelly plans to run the white house? >> reporter: it is and i will tell you, i'll get to some of the mechanics in a minute but one of the most important characteristics general kelly brings to this job is that he
can walk into a room and own the room. his physical bearing, his sense of self-confidence, his military discipline, why does this matter? because for president trump that ability matters almost more than anything else to walk into a room and own it like the president believes he does. so with that bearing, the president hopes general kelly will impose discipline, create focus and make meetings on process the ones that actually matter and eliminate the ongoing process here in the white house of secondary or third level meetings actually getting back to the president and bringing a process to a head. what kelly wants to do is create the agenda and the process that amplify the president's strength and minimize his weaknesses. >> can we expect the general to be cleaning house here and how secure is steve bannon who was attacked by anthony scaramucci in that new yorker piece? >> reporter: well, mooch is out. steve bannon is still here so that's one indication that general kelly wants to use a military phrase, unit cohesion, people working on the same page.
steve bannon has for one example been pushing a much higher tax income rate for a wealthy and tax reform. the white house doesn't support that so on policy he lost that one but that ebbs and flows in the white house. no sense anyone in the senior position is in jeopardy, at least not right now. >> was general kelly the first choice among people advising the president? >> reporter: i believe he was the first choice willing to take the job and had those characteristics the president wanted. will you take the job, do you have what it takes and am i willing and ready to get rid of reince priebus? all these came together to bring kelly where he is now. >> had general kelly refused the job earlier? >> reporter: not that i'm aware of, but the president was looking for people who could at the right moment take this job and he found kelly and it's important to point out on this, when the first travel ban was put together, that process from kelly's point of view, the department of homeland security was a disaster. he gave his objections directly to the president. the second process, which kelly
ran was much more organized and disciplined. that's an example of kelly's relationship with this president. >> thanks. anthony scaramucci's firing is the latest shakeup for a white house that's had big changes in its first six months. at least seven administration officials have left since inauguration day. michael flynn was asked to resign because he misled the vice president about conversations with russia's u.s. ambassador. in may the president's first communications director stepped down. that opened the way for scaramucci to be hired two months later. >> his appointment led press secretary sean spicer to resign and chief of staff reince priebus quit one week later. the president has fired some non-white house staff including james comey. a chicago man accused of botching the team's chance of
winning a ring now has hardware of his own. club owner says he hopes it provides closure. bartman is best known as the infamous scapegoat of a cubs' loss in 2003. he interfered with a foul ball in a championship series game as a cubs' outfielder tried to catch it. the cubs lost the series. they were one win away from reaching the world series. bartman accepted the ring and said my hope is that we can all learn from my experience. the iconic room that helped astronauts reach historic milestones in space is in need of repair. >> this control room made it all possible. a half century later, the new mission is to save this room. we'll show you the problem and how you can help coming up on
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now everybody keep cool. let's solve the problem but let's not make it any worse by guessing. >> this is part of the exchange between apollo 13 astronauts. it helped memorialize the nasa center in houston. they include man's first steps on the moon, but today, that room is retired and a wreck. mark is inside the mission control room in houston with efforts to bring the past back to life. >> reporter: this is the mission control room where a generation of americans watched nasa beat
the soviets in the race to the moon. for almost 30 years the people in this room directed more than 40 gemini apollo and space shuttle launches and landings. now there's a new mission here, to save this room. july 20th, 1969. man was on the moon. >> you got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. we're breathing again. thanks a lot. >> reporter: the world breathed a sigh of relief and celebrated. maybe no group more so than the people inside the apollo mission control room. this room inside building 30 of the johnson space center. >> this room is sacred to me. >> reporter: now 83, he was nasa's flight director during the gemini and apollo missions. >> we won the battle for space in this room and we captured the high ground and we did not surrender it during our tour.
>> reporter: it was he who was in charge when an explosion aboard apollo 13 nearly cost the lives of its three astronauts. that high drama was featured in the movie, apollo 13. >> i want this marked all the way back to earth with time to spare. >> reporte . >> failure is not an option. >> reporter: nasa used this mission control room with its monochrome computer monitors and rotary dial telephones starting in 1965. it went dark in 1992, well into the shuttle program. since then, the room has been designated a national historic landmark, but you'd never know that from the looks of it. houston, we have a problem. decay from years of neglect and souvenir seekers who walked off with pieces of space history. >> take a look at the consoles. i used to have an abort switch in there. the displays don't work anymore. >> reporter: when you look at the condition of the room today
what goes through your mind? >> combination of frustration, anger, resentment. this is not appropriate. this is where our generation made history. this is where apollo fulfilled the challenge issued by president kennedy. >> reporter: is the condition of this room an insult to everybody in that period to make history? >> yes, it is. >> reporter: with nasa's slashed budget the agency's priority is the future of space travel, not preserving its past. they've launched a $5 million fund raising campaign to restore this room to its 1960s glory. >> it's important for world history. >> reporter: william harris detailed for us how this iconic part of nasa's past will have a brighter future. >> all the consoles have to be removed, restored, buttons replaced.
all of this is really old. our commitment is to restore it back to the way it was. >> he wants to experience one more thrill in this room, to see it restored and he's bringing his legendary can do spirit to the project. >> this is a room that will now represent the best america had to offer. failure is not an option. >> reporter: not an option but there is a deadline. they have till next summer to come up with the $5 million to finish these repairs before the 50th anniversary of apollo's moon landing in july 2019. >> to hear those guys remind me of what hemmingway once said. courage is grace under pressure and these guys seem to have it. >> and it's remarkable that i think most persons when they see this story will want to contribute or help in some way because it really is part of our history. >> successful part of our history. >> amazing. thanks for that story, mark.
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a recent study nound that more than 55 million americans will use a sharing service this year. the ride hailing app uber and home rental booker airbnb. nowhere in the world is the sharing economy more popular than in china. last year 600 million chinese people used a sharing service. how the sharing economy has taken off in china but has left some asking if it's too much of a good thing. bikes are now big business in china. the country's two largest bike share companies complete a combined 50 million rides every day. investors poured more than a billion dollars into the
companies which explains the sea of bikes on the street and the massive piles of pedals growing in china's major cities. the sharing economy brings convenience, this woman said, but this is too much. like a friend who doesn't quite know when to stop, china might be oversharing. you can share a basketball for 15 cents a an hour. need to charge your phone? there's a power bank share for that and then came the shared beds which many called napping pods to make it sound slightly less gross. shortly after they opened they were shut down for not meeting fire code. >> but the moment the sharing economy seemingly jumped the shark here in china is when an entrepreneur opened his shop on what he thought was a great idea. >> it turned out to be all wet. 300,000 umbrellas went missing probably because people just decided to keep them. >> we might look at some of
these ideas in the u.s. and say that sounds kind of silly. are they perceived differently here? >> i think what is different is there is just a lot of adoption for new things. people try things all the time. there's almost this idea of what's new and what's cool. and people do jump into them. >> reporter: in a country of more than a billion people it's a lot of jumping. china's sharing economy jumped last year and expected to grow 40% this year and could account for 20% of china's gdp by 2025. the most successful example is china's version of uber. it is now the largest ride sharing company in china. in just one year it completed 1.4 billion rides. it took uber six years to reach the 1 billion mark. >> we don't know where this is going, but we know we're at the beginning of something huge. >> reporter: one issue here seems to be things that are labeled as part of the sharing
economy that really aren't. the latest would be shared refrigerators, you use your phone, you scan a code on it and you open it up and you decide what you want to eat. well, in the u.s. we might call that a vending machine. ben tracy, cbs news. >> although there's some refrigerators where people label everything. that means you can't share if there's food in there. like the one over here. >> same idea. well, a couple will have to pay their wedding photographer more than a million dollars. ahead, why a jury ruled the newlyweds ruined the woman's business. your local news is next.
this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news." >> good morning, i'm rahel solomon. philadelphia police sources tell us they've located the car used by the suspects this past weekends' deadly shooting in half forwards township. take a look, a carlo kate in the morning on the 5100 block every locust street in west philadelphia. twenty-nine year old john lee of narberth was shot and killed saturday night along half forwards road. now $5,000 reward for information in the case. i send it over to kate way check on today's forecast, should be relatively nice day. >> i think so. definitely expect to see more sun than anything, we take liver live look outside the neighborhood network, already lining the beach with a lot of people out there. and we're beginning to heat up pretty efficiently, that said, we start it off at milder place this morning, compared to the last two mornings across the delaware valley.
so, already, into the 70s in most locations. and we only heat up from here as you might imagine, bright but skies, sunshine for the most part, how much, just watch for stray thundershower, then few more scattered showers and storms wednesday, thursday, and friday, as that humidity continues to only build, meisha? >> all right, katie, thank you so much for. that will looking outside, and still looking pretty bus any terms of the what we have out there. overturned vehicle in cherry hill, route 38 near chapel avenue, that's what we're looking at right now, actually the back up to the accident, 38, past chapel. two right lanes are block, you can see, not terrible, but certainly a little bit building. overturned tractor-trailer 42 northbound, the ramp to college drive, that used to be your exit. that was where were you being diverted when we did have the accident. all lanes cleared on 42 now, but the ram top college drive is now closed. rahel, over to you. >> meisha, thank you. our next update is at 8: 55, ahead on cbs this morning, talking with the star of the new movie the detroit. i'm rahel solomon. good morning.
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only on "cbs this morning" we're revealing the winners of the national geographic's photographer contest. professional and amateur photographers from more than 30 countries took part. they entered more than 15,000 photos. a photo called the power of nature took the grand prize. isn't that something? the photographer captured the moment lightning struck an erupting volcano in mexico. >> wow. a photographer in hungary won the category for this picture taken inside a german library. its windows provide the natural lighting and this turkish dance took the top spot of the people
category. a surfer caught inside a wave in fiji. you can see all the winning photos on our instagram page. welcome back to "cbs this morning." right now it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines. usa today shows senators are pressuring retailers to root out the shameful abuse of truckers. four high profile democratic senators signed a letter to 16 retailers, they include target, walmart and costco. an investigation found the companies pressured drivers to work up to 20 hours a day for low pay. target recently called the mistreatment of workers unacceptable but they declined to comment about the letters. the austin american statesman reports that starting today the so-called campus carry law in texas expands to community colleges. the law permits licensed gun owners to carry concealed fire
arms on campus. now, fire arms are still not permitted inside performance halls or child care centers. openly showing a gun anywhere on campus continues to be illegal. and here's an interesting story. our partners report that facebook stopped artificial intelligent robots from using a secret language they created. researchers discovered two of its bots had learned to communicate in a way that humans could not understand. the bots were supposed to improve negotiating strategies between themselves. facebook declined to comment. >> sounds like a science fiction movie. >> and all the conflict. that is all the conversation between elon musk and mark zuckerberg over the future of artificial intelligence. the globe says discovery communications is buying the owner of the food network and hgtv. discovery will pay $11.9 billion for scripps network interactive.
the combined company would control about one fifth of america's advertising paid television audience. discovery already has the own and tlc channels. in the dallas morning news, a couple must pay more than a million dollars for ruining a wedding photographer's business. a jury found the couple defamed the photographer online and in tv interviews. the feud started when the couple accused the photographer of with holding their wedding photos in a contract dispute. the couple may appeal. i mean, wedding photos are expensive, but a million dollars? >> this type of stuff happens on yelp, but a million bucks? all right. president trump has awarded his first medal of honor to a former army medic in the vietnam war. >> today we pay tribute to a veteran who went above and beyond the call of duty to protect our comradecomrades, ou country and our freedom.
>> specialist received the highest military honor yesterday. he was 23-year-old private first class in the raging battle of vietnam. he willingly entered the kill zone to rescue his comrades. he refused to evacuate despite his own wounds. >> i looked him dead in the face and i said, you're going to need me. >> the combat medic saved ten members of his company. he said receiving the medal of honor was humbling. a man's life changing journey to the amazon inspired a business that's helping the rain forest thrive. he took a two-year break from college to learn about tribes in south america. he moved to ecuador and started the company roona. it produces teas and energy
drinks here in the u.s. it partners with amazon farmers to grow certain leaves and provide to the community. he now has a new book about his experience called fully alive. he shares his journey to build a socially responsible business with a deeper purpose. it's published by atria books, a division of cbs. good morning. >> good morning. >> you say you took a liberal arts approach to a business. that's not always a good combination. >> i studied literary arts and my business partner studied marine biology. so when we got to ecuador we decided to lean into what we knew how to do which was act like students. we asked lots of questions. we valued the diversity perspectives and a lot of life changing experiences. these communities really struggle to figure out the modern world and their cultural
heritage. one morning one of the community members explained to me that if i had a choice between cutting down a tree or not having money to send my child to school it wouldn't really be a choice. so that was life changing experience for me and helped me realize the value of connecting these people to the modern world in sustainable and healthy ways. >> did you go there in search of something? >> not business. i went in search of a deeper connection to myself. you know, in college i felt a bit lost and felt like there was some deeper parts of myself i wanted to get in touch with and for some reason the amazon rain forest with its culture and diversity spoke to me. >> how did you end up with a business? >> i ended up with a business out of this inspiration to find ways to create sustainable income for these communities and i found that they have such incredible plants and this one leaf really spoke to me. it's a leaf that has caffeine and anti oxidants and amazing
flavor and we saw it as a bridge for caffeine loving people in the united states and these communities in ecuador. >> taking yourself out of your comfort zone is always a possible discovery. what did you discover? >> really what it means to be fully alive is essential to these people. it's not what it seems that we should be inspiring people all the time but it ooes more of the opposite. they value from embracing our challenges and uncertainty as the pathway to fulfillment. that process of having to be comfortable with the unknown and not only use logic but intuition and find logic from the community and the world as well. >> and you've turned to the celebrity world for investment. how did you reach out to them? >> so one of the things i share a lot in the book is that when you're doing something authentic that for whatever reason the universe tends to attract
support. channing tatum and when friends tried to connect us because his breakout movie was tyler gauge, my exact name which was strange, but yeah. >> so what did you learn from all this? >> so there's a few things. the first is how to navigate difficult situations in our lives. we all live in chaotic environments and it's about how to dig deeper to find more meaning and purpose. >> thank you so much. >> thank you, tyler. really interesting. fully alive is on sale now. star wars actor plays a key role in the new historical movie. he's in our green room with the relevance of detroit in today's society. plus, a sneak peek ahead to the next star wars movie. a show after my own heart, but
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responding to the riots in 1967. racial tension erupted and led to one of the most violent riots in u.s. history. over five days 43 people were killed. more than 7,000 were arrested and hundreds of buildings were burned to the ground. the new movie focuses on an incident at the motel where police killed three black men and beat nine others. actor john boyega plays a private security guard who got caught in the middle as he tries to assist police but the tables turned when they questioned him as a suspect. >> sometimes when a black guy is put in a position of authority, other black guys, they like to single you out. okay. because i'm not supposed to tell them what to do. >> when we have these conversations, we do them in stages. okay? stage one, witnesses. stage two, suspects.
>> what stage are we in? >> you don't know what stage we're in. >> no, could you specify for me? >> yeah, we're in stage 2. >> john boyega joins us now here at the desk. good morning. >> good morning. how are you doing? >> good. i want to read something that rolling stones says about this. it's a hard core masterpiece that digs into our violent past to hold up a dark mirror to the systemic racism that still rages here and the now. >> what kind of weight comes with this type of project? >> i think it's an interesting weight. it's an interesting balance of a few things. number one is the fact that you're basically going back to a very hard piece of history. and you're reenacting very horrific scenes but at the same time it's also the responsibility of delivering the truth. specifically the emotional truth. it's also a reflection of what's going on today and that conjures responsibility but at the same time it's important for us to go
there. >> what's the truth that this movie says? >> i mean the truth is that systematic racism has been a deep part of american history, not only american but globally and it's an insight to racial relations and tensions to people who haven't been given the best opportunity by the system and that's something that this move vie explores in the intricate but complex way. >> this is a really intense movie as a viewer, particularly that scene in the hotel with the nine tortured and the three killed. acting that out must have been intense for you. what was that like? >> it was definitely intense because with any movie like this you have to keep a level of intensity to assure that there's an emotional truth to the characters that you're playing. you want to make sure you're doing them justice as we are playing real people. it's tiring. you get hungry real quick. but it's worth it. we have an amazing director and
she stands as the motivation, so it all works out. >> how many takes did you do of that scene? >> we done a good few. it felt to a certain point that we kept on going and she likes to leave the cameras rolling two or three minutes just to get a natural energy, so it took a while and we were there in the motel for a long time. but it was -- it was worth it. i mean, watching it, it's worth it. >> you had good roles in two movies, star wars the force awakens and now this which is getting allot of attention. you've also spoken out about diversity. do you have a feeling that this kind of movie will make a difference? >> personally, i mean, this is set on a specific story and so you would need to cast black actors but for me it's about obviously making the imagination a bit wider when it comes behind
the scenes and need to have more people behind the scenes of diverse origin. >> we had the same conversation yesterday about female directors. >> yeah, we need all of that. the more we have behind the scenes the more their perspective influences the projects they put up, so hopefully this will change but this is so specific i think it's in its own world of intensity and as you said, it's -- it's a history lesson. >> what do you learn from directors? >> for me, specifically on this, it's -- it's craft. it's craft. the ability to harness and expose yourself in a way that sheds your light on to a character and it's a weird feeling and some directors can get that out of you and some can't. so i've been in a great position worked with so far have been pretty good. it's been -- i've been kind of spoiled. >> an education. >> absolutely and they all come
with their different perspectives and energies and ways of working which is great for me as an actor. i can tell hollywood that i can work with all of them. i can do it. >> so john, millions of us star wars nerds want to know, who is the last jedi? >> i don't know. >> that's next for fin. >> well, a stronger story. i think people are looking for him to recover from his back injury and he will be out the bed and ready to go fight. >> if you knew would you tell us? >> no. >> john boyega, thank you so much. detroit is open now in select cities and nationwide on friday. students in indiana went on a field trip to their teacher's wedding. ahead, the important assignment that all 20 kids successfully pulled off. you can hear more of "cbs this morning" on our pod cast and find extended berviews and
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>> good morning, i'm jim donovan, philadelphia police say they located the car used by the suspect this this weekend's deadly shooting in delaware county. the car was spotted along the 5100 block every locust street in west philadelphia. twenty-nine year old john lee of narberth was killed in a drive-by shooting in haverford township saturday night. an image of the murder suspect has been released. there is a $5,000 reward for information in this case. >> now we turn katie for a look at today's forecast. >> yet again, jim, i think you can expect pretty nice summer day, granted hot but it is august after all it, looks as though we will get you to the low 90s, little hotter than it was yesterday by two extra degrees, but still not terribly humid n addition, though, you may not have much winds to work with out there
today. no remember remembering breeze out there either in shorts, but storm scan quiet. generally should stay that way might see spotty shower, thundershower at some point this afternoon or evening, but that would be it. currently already flirting with zero eight in trenton, as well as wilmington, so no problem up to 91 later today. and if by wednesday, thursday, friday, those showers little more numerous, even still should be scattered the next few days. >> thank you. still look outside. things looking okay, a lot better than they work overturned tractor-trailer, the ramp, still closed for those every you around that area, curious about that. also, accident vine westbound before the schuylkill, pulled all the way off to the shoulder. but it is still there. so little slow jump on to the schuylkill, and a heads up, ac rail line reminder under repairs, so suspended for two weeks between philadelphia and cherry hill. bus service is available, and take a look at what will be cross-honoring, jim, back over to you. >> thank you shall meisha. that's "eyewitness news" for now. join us for "eyewitness news" today at noon. i'm jim donovan.
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