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captioning sponsored by cbs and johnson & johnson, where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations. >> good morning, charles osgood is off today, the i am russ mitchell and this is sunday morning, beginning with the gold rush of the 1840s, countless americans have traveled westward across the country in search of a better life, all under the
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banner california or bust. now, in our own time, it is the golden state itself that seems to be on the verge of going bust, a victim of the recession and of dreams that are coming up empty. john blackstone will report our cover story. >> amador county, california is gold rush country, a land of dreamers with a rich history of opportunity. but these days the dream is harder to hang on to. >> i think people are kind of scared because they don't know if they have a job tomorrow. >> it is true up and down
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california, the state that offered such promise had to pay its bill with promissory notes. >> california is broke. the government gridlock, the future bleak. >> later on sunday morning, california, the economy and the american dream. >> a summer stopping on a beautiful day is almost fans were expecting, when they went to a certain music fest central a couple of generations ago, what happened next inspires music lovers to this day. mark blackstone looks black. >> 40 years ago this week, nearly half a million people gathered in upstate new york to hear some music. woodstock made history. >> >> now a new generation is trying to recapture that experience. >> it sounds corny to say it but from year one, the experience was really about peace, love and music. >> from woodstock to bonaroo and beyond, summer music fest central later on sunday morning. >> mitchell: after shirley maclaine has been living life on her own terms for years and years now and her many fans would not want it any other way. this morning, rita brave.
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>> pays a visit, he made dozens of films over the years. >> and yes she does believe in ufo's, reincarnation, and the fact that she was destined to win this oscar. >> this is the oscar. >> it is heavy. >> you are very frail but you can lift it. >> i deserved that on so many levels. let's move on. >> later on sunday morning, moving on with shirley maclaine. >> to have certified world champions on call whenever you need them, might strike you as a very great convenience. of course a lot depends on the nature of a championship at bill geist will show us. >> americans can make a competition out of just about anything. we will take you to the world elk calling championship in fort worth, texas. >> mitchell: later on sunday morning. david edelstein reviews julie and julia, and also takes us to meet some weavers that work with glass and take a rootbeer break and more and here are the headlines on august 9th, 2009.
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>> the victim of yesterday's helicopter plane collision over the hudson off manhattan resume, so four far of the presumed nine victims ha have been found in choppy waters. collided with a sigh sightseeing hement ch let helicopter, still to be determined how the accident happened on a clear summer day. >> near fresno, california, seven people, including four youngsters were killed when a driver ran a stop sign and hit a pickup truck. the california highway patrol says police were trying to stop a car for a traffic offense when the accident occurred. a powerful earthquake shook tokyo today, the 7.1 magnitude quake hit just before 8:00 p.m. japan time and was centered in the ocean about 200 miles southwest of the city. so far no reports of damage. swine flu will be on president obama's agenda in mexico, travelling to guadalajara to engaged the summit of americas and expected to discuss the fight against the h1n1 virus
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ahead of the u.s. flu season. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations and welcome to the court. >> it is not justice sotomayor, administered the oath of office to sonia sotomayor in washington yesterday and becomes the supreme court's first hispanic justice and only the third woman in the court's 22 three-year history. >> the pakastani authorities are increasingly convinced the taliban leader was killed by the missile strike, there is strike over a bloody battle over who will become his successor. >> a new twist in the michael jackson story, mike lester a former child actor and long time friend of the singer told a british tabloid he may be the father of parish jackson, he claims he once donated sperm and he believes the child strongly resembles his own daughter. >> eastern china is thousand being battered by typhoon maricut, about a million people were evacuated from their homes ahead of the storm, it has
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already flooded worse in taiwan for years. >> as for our forecast, hot east of the mississippi but unseasonably cool in the northern plains and pacific northwest n the week ahead it will be hot almost everywhere, some of the warmest days of the summer. >> next, has the golden state lost its luster? and later, 40
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>> mitchell: california or bust, it was a defines slogan of generations of americans who moved west in the homes of escaping economic hardship back east. now it appears as though the hard times have found a home in california as well. our cover story is reported by john blackstone. >> reporter: there was a time when the rest of the country looked west to california and saw a place of sunny beaches and postcard vistas. the thriving economy of silicon valley, and hollywood, a world's capital of entertainment. but lately, the view west is a foreclosure signs and financial crises. >> headlines about a state forced to pay its bills with iou's, in this economy, even hollywood's dream factories can't deliver a happy ending. >> i have 75. how about $100. >> as an auctioneer sells off
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one of the biggest collections of movie props in the world, buyers are few and the bids are low. >> antique wheelchairs, anything you possibly can possibly use for a hospital, morgue. >> he built up his prop collection over 40 years, you have seen lots of stuff in the movies. >> i am the escape pod egg or austin powers. >> his company, 20th century props prospered as movie budgets soared, but now producers are fleeing california for places where it is cheaper to shoot, putting schwartz out of business. >> is the california dream kind of dying? >> it is not dying. it is dead. it is gone. most people that are in the industry are touching -- or touching the industry have lost
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their jobs and they have not been working for a long time. >> reporter: signs of the disappearing california dream are everywhere. state unemployment rate nearing 12 percent, more than two points above the national average. collapsing tax revenues creating a $26 billion hole in the state budget, drastic spending cuts are hitting law enforcement, education, healthcare, and assistance to the poor. >> to save money, many government offices are closed three days a month, hundreds of state parks are likely to close. >> lawmakers toil for weeks all night sometimes but the government was nearly paralyzed as the legislature and governor arnold schwarzenegger could not reach a budget deal. >> people are writing california off and talking about the end of the california dream, they don't believe that we in this room have the courage and the determination to do what needs to be done or the state is even
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manageable. >> many argue that california has become unmanagable. and the legislature beat partisan divisions make it almost impossible to get the two-thirds vote needed to pass a budget. >> ballot propositions approved by voters limit how tax money is spent and how taxes can be raised. >> we have chaos now with the voters saying do this, do this, do this but not how it is going to get paid for and then complaining when the bills come due. >> but kevin starr author of golden dreams about the history of this state says over the past 50 years massive public spending helped create the california dream. >> california was a great expression of middle class utopia, middle class could have homes, automobiles, could have jobs, could send their children to college, and we did all of these things. >> and as often happens, california helped inspire the rest of the country to dream big. california helped lead us into
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this mess because intrinsic to california is a certain kind of utopian feeling, a certain sense of the california dream, a certain sense that everything is possible. don't forget the essence of california is that we could have a better life for ordinary americans. >> 160 years ago, people from around the world rushed to california in search of gold. >> panning for gold is still part of the fun at the amador county fair. >> even here, it is hard to have the kind of optimism that once drew people west. >> let's hope the economy doesn't give us another thrill ride. >> county supervisor ted is trying hard to enjoy the fair, but he knows that troubled economy is not far from anyone's thoughts these days. >> well, i think people are kind of scared, because they don't know if they have a job tomorrow. >> reporter: at the fair, ron schofield demonstrates how he still builds wagons and stage
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coaches the old-fashioned way, it has been a surprisingly good business. until a year ago. when the orders stopped. >> it either makes you or breaks you. and i am on the opinion that if times are getting tough, times are a little tougher. you have to. >> from the county fair to the barber shop, thought often turns to economic sure striefl. >> recession, people still need to get their haircut. >> not as often. >> true enough. >> not as often. >> not every two weeks but every month or two, it makes a difference. >> his shop is on main street in the amador county town of jackson, a town that grew up in the gold rush, his father started barbering here in 1913. >> over 90 years there has never been an ear goes by that a ricci hasn't cut the hair in jackson. >> they run a laundry and dry
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cleaning business that has been in the family since the 1930s. but it is getting lonely on main street as more and more stores sit empty. >> you worry all the time when you see other businesses on main street closing up, a few have moved but not in recent times, most of them have just closed up and that is always scary. >> the worries on main street in jackson are reflected on main streets across the country, more than eight in ten americans say the economy is in bad shape and most believe the current recession will last another two years. for many in business, two years is too long. >> hi, how are you. >> at country casuals, sales have been slipping for almost a year, angie trotter opened the clothing store in 1952 when she was just 20 years old. >> after 57 years there had to be a pretty tough time to put that sign up that says store closing. >> yeah. >> i know. i know.
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but it is time. >> i would love to do it over again, but i can't. >> did you hate to put the sign up? >> yeah, but it was her decision. >> yeah. but i wouldn't do it without her saying okay, it is time. >> you know, this is her life's work. >> angie had a stroke six years ago, her daughter michelle has been helping out since then, and says they keep the store open if people were still buying. >> how much can we bleed before it really tremendously impacts us? >> angie trotter, though, can look back at 57 years in business and say she has lived the california dream. >> for the state's young people, though, the dream may become more illusive. >> one area hit hard by the budget cuts is education. >> and that, says economist stephen levy could setback the a whole generation of california californians. >> we are losing our connection
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to the future. in the depression, the stories were of families doing everything so their children could go to school and get a better job. they knew about the future. it was easy for so long that we have forgotten that you have to invest now to have a great future. >> lawmakers have cut funds to the university of california by 20 percent the past two years. >> i think it is extraordinarily short sighted on their part, and i think that the state will suffer for it in the long run. >> uc berkeley chancellor roger bergeron know worries about maintaining the tradition of excellence that produce the graduates that helped build the california dream. >> these people created silicon valley, these people created the biotech industry on the west cocoast, these people created information technology. >> it is still possible to find those in california who believe that with work the dream will
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survive. >> you need to recognize, we need to change, the conditions of change, so we must change with them and i think we can reignite that spirit again. >> reporter: san francisco mayor gavin new? is among a crowd of early candidates to be the state's next governor. california's recovery and success, he says, is important to all americans. >> in many ways, as a state goes so does the economy of the united states of america and impacts every single one of us in this california, california in the country. >> california is essential, everyone across this country should be very concerned about california's fate and future in relationship to their fate and future. >> the california dream may be more illusive than it once was, but if america's economy is to recover fully the golden state will have to shine again. ♪ >> with a lot of exercise.
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move your hips and roll your eyes. >> mitchell: next happy birthday, betty boop.
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♪ got a language of my own. in every home. you surely know it, it is boop, boop dedoop. >> august 9th, 1930, 79 years ago today, the day a hollywood
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icon first emerged from the ink well. >> for that was the day the cartoon dishes opened in theaters featuring a singer with a little girl voice, and oddly shaped head, and peculiar poodle like ears. >> poop, poop, dedoop. >> she soon lost the ears but not her personality. >> excuse me. >> tantalizing mix of naive innocence and come hither flirtation. >> frequently packaged in provocative clothing. >> in cartoon after cartoon, betty made her way through a strange alternate universe of mooted animals and -- ♪ here is a story about henry the matcher. >> in henry the matcher she is
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serenaded by a surreal walrus with the real ted calloway singing his trademark song. ♪ we want betty. >> in 1932, betty ran for president, making off against the faceless opponent. >> i am mr. nobody. >> can you let me see how betty boop does her stuff? yes i will have her ready for you in just a moment. >> betty even costarred with producer match fleisch we are in a live action animated film called betty boop's rise from change. >> this gentleman man is from the press and he would like to see you act. what would you like to do for him. >> do an act? i would like to do the set piece in the show. >> a in new hollywood code of standards started to cramp her style and the last of the original cartoons came out in 1939.
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♪ i want to be loved by you. >> but she maintains a following to this day with memorabilia, look alike contests and even a betty boop balloon at the macy's thanksgiving day parade. >> all in all, not a bad career for the septuagenarian fill film start that gave the ink stained news interview all of those years ago. >> well, mr. reporter, did you get everything? huh? >> yeah. i got everything. >> ha, ha, ha, ha. >> well, so long, everybody. boop, boop, dedoop. >> mitchell: ahead, the art of glass.
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>> mitchell: the ancient art of weaving has a new look these days, thanks to two remarkably creative artists turning out work like this. and that is just for starters. here is serena altchel. >> take a close look at this origami bird or this feather or this bowl. it is art that is meant to be touched. because that is when you realize it is all made of glass. >> people can't believe that it is glass until they touch it. because they just visually can't -- it doesn't make sense that that is actually woven glass. >> so how do tom norris and eric marco make these seemingly impossible woven textures? >> we just love the mystery and
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people wondering how it is done. >> they have jealously guarded their technique at least since medieval times. >> in venice revealing glassmaking secrets meant death. norris and marco also believe in keeping their exact methods a secret, but they did agree to let us into their virginia studio. >> nobody has ever filmed us doing this before. >> trained scientists norris in biology and marco in chemical engineering, the duo create their own brilliant colors. they first have to break glass down as very hot glass into cold water. >> it is fracturing into a million little pieces. >> then they grind the colors into a powder, and then they sprinkle the powdered glass on to other glass surfaces. >> give me a knife, that will give me a nice purple base and add a little bit of vanilla cream bits. >> a little bit like cooking.
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>> yeah. >> like we are in a kitchen. >> they also cut thin strips of glass to melt down and create their own custom color blends. >> and how many have you cut yourself on glass here? >> oh, regularly. >> and then they put the mixtures into the oven to bake for a while, while the glass was heating up, they showed me one of their very first works, a stained glass window. >> this is the actual inspiration to everything, because the stained glass is what taught us about glass, different colors. >> their love of color led them to years of experiments, some of them ending in failure. >> and it actually broke apart. >> it was -- >> it was one piece. >> they solved that problem by weaving over a clear glass base. >> and how are you able to weave the glass in and over each other? >>
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>> still trying. [ laughter ] >> you won't tell me, will you? >> we use a little bit of magic and mystery. >> are you ready? >> it often takes hundreds of hours in a kiln and six weeks to complete a single design. >> that's it. give it a good milk mix-up. >> this is the raking of molten glass panels 1,700 degrees. >> it will look really unusual. >> and then there is the pulling of the taffy like glass strands. >> marco and norris work in a well practiced and careful choreography. >> and go. >> it does feel like you guys are like kids in your own candy shop. >> yes. >> this batch of motel den glass comes out red-hot but as it cools it changes to red, white and blue. >> they even let me try. >> it is much more malleable than you think. >> it is unlike anything you
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have ever done before. >> i think when we look at our process, we always want to push it and we always want to go a little bit further and take it beyond the actual fabric into the sculptural. >> starting as self-taught artists marco and artists are now getting serious recognition. at a manhattan gallery opening they showed off their complex and pricey innovations. >> this goes for over 4,000 so it won't go into my home any time soon. >> will they ever reveal their secret? one last chance to tell me how the weave is done. [ laughter ] >> very slowly. >> maybe the secret of their success is how their individual efforts are interwoven into one artistic vision. > >> mitchell: coming up, let's party.
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>> what is it that you really like to do? >> eat. >> and later, julie and julia, perfect recipe for a summer movie.
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♪ it is sunday morning on cbs,
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and here again is russ mitchell. >> mitchell: a summer song and a whole lot more. that is what young people nearly 500,000 of them got when they attended the woodstock festival this week back in 1969. and as mike explains, the hope for an experience equally memorable still packs them in today. >> reporter: the fields of what used to be max's farm are& quiet now. the road leading in mostly empty. >> passing through you would never know that 40 years ago something remarkable happened here. something the world remembers as woodstock. ♪ >> what we have in mind is breakfast in bed for 400,000.
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>> from august 15th through 18th, 1969, 400,000 people gathered near the tiny town of bethel, new york for what was billed as three days of peace, love and music. >> ♪ what would you do if i sang out of tune? >> woodstock made history. >> the man next to you is your brother. and you damned well better treat each other that way because if you don't then we blow the whole thing. >> the woodstock idea was short lived. but we are still living with the legacy. >> last year the museum at bethel woods opened on the site to explore that legacy. wade lawrence is its curator. >> you talk to people today who were there, and they get kind of glassy eyed, they talk about that magical moment that can't be recreated. and i think that is true. >> freedom, freedom. ♪
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>> visiting the museum is one good way to experience woodstock. >> but there is another option. >> i have been waiting for this for six months. >> while it is true woodstock magical moment can't be recreated 40 years later a new generation is giving it a pretty good try. >> from voodoo fest in new orleans. >> >> to the raspberry festival in michigan. ♪ crying in the rain.
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♪ >> reporter: the spirit of woodstock is alive and well. >> it sounds corn my to say it but from year one, the bonaroo experience was really about peace, love and music ♪ this is no great illusion. i am looking for a ghost. >> since 1999, the bonaroo music and art festival has been drawing thousands of pans to its farm in manchester, tennessee. ashley cats is one of the promoters. >> it is a get away, it is an immersive experience that is being shared by people who have a strong common bond. >> one thing we really try to do is get people more easily involved. >> that really challenges people to engage with each other on a level that they are not always able to do.
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>> more than 160 bands play on five major stages. >> everyone from pearl jam. >> ♪ ain't no way in the world. >> no the almond brothers. to the almond brothers. ♪ >> thank you so much! >> we are not here to judge you. >> one festival that clearly captures the woodstock aura is the 10,000 lakes festival in minnesota. >> since 2003, a list bands from
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maroon 5 -- ♪ report -- to the dave matthews band draw the crowds. >> emerging acts like public property benefit from the exposure. >> promoter randy levy says the goal is a 1969 vibe with 2009 amenities. >> peace, love and happiness is certainly universal, and while they are here we hope they feel it and long after they leave that should be everyone's credo but i think what changes overtime is the business of it has forced some professional aspects to it, better camping facilities, you know, clean water, showers. >> so unlike woodstock, swimming
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in the lake here is an option, not a necessity. >> welcome to the party. >> cheers. >> you guys need a beer? yes, no? >> as in woodstock the fans camp out, only with better equipment. >> there are cellphones, of course. >> and other technology not around 40 years ago. >> and this time there is plenty to eat and drink. >> oh. >> tim drove 950 miles to be here. >> for the music. >> but mostly for. >> the people, you know. everybody is here for the same reason, and i think woodstock kind of has, had that same vibe to it. >> enjoy people's company and enjoy the sense of community because i think we lose that.
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>> in other words, they came for some of the same reasons their parents' generation went to woodstock. >> we are not worried about what people think about go you because they don't care, no one cares what they are wearing or look like. >> here it is a bunch of messed up hippies that want to have a good time and be nice to people. >> not to mention the music. >> it is a festivals have grown, a certain style of music has grown along with them. >> ladies and gents. >> and perhaps no band represents the free ranging jam band spirit better than widespread panic. ♪ >> virtually ignored by the mainstream music industry, wide spread panic is legend dare on the festival circuit. >> this festival is really hip because it kind of hark kennels back more to the old hippy days.
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>> john bell is widespread panic's lead singer. >> where do you sort of see the legacy of woodstock, whether people knew about the vibe of just watched the movie and the legend grew and everybody looks back and says something incredible happened there. let's try to do it again. >> >> so while woodstock itself has been relegated to museums and history books, the impulse behind it continues on since that magical moment 40 years ago. ♪ i want to take you higher. >> as long as there are open fields and bands willing to play. if you put on a rock festival, they will come. >> bon appetit. >> mitchell: next, julie and julia, dinner is served.
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>> first i will get some garlic out. >> you like to use fresh garlic. >> oh, we never use garlic powder. that's an absolute no-no. >> >> mitchell: how a charles and a julia, charles osgood paid a visit several years ago to the kitchen of the late julia child,
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this weekend the new movie julie and julia is keeping the memory of the beloved french chef alive thanks to one remarkable actress. david ed el seen has a review. >> they are taught to plum their psyche and dredge up past emotion and pull their characters out of themselves and often they seem to suffer for real before our eyes. but not every actor works from the inside out. merrill streep starts with a voice, a way of moving, externals, in the eighties it became a joke, what accent now? >> we have i invited you to dinner. >> not that she wasn't enchanting, the camp pushness, early in sophie's choice was to keep despair at bay. >> street brought the same playfulness to the danish writer in out of africa.
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>> get away. shoo!, shoo! >> of course, her artifice could be way over the top, take her bag lady in ironweed, please. >> any woman would be crazy around you, drinking whiskey, god, francis you are bad enough on wine, but only whiskey. >> about her edith bunker accent in doubt, i had my doubts, but not about her acting as a whole. >> what exactly are you accusing me of. >> i am not accusing you of it thing father nine i am asking you to tell me what happened in the rectory? >> now in the comedy julie and julia, she plays the middle-aged julia child. >> i am going to try to flip this thing. >> and what starts as a great piece of mimicry becomes a triumph of sympathetic imagination. >> well, that didn't go very well. >> >> it didn't go very well. >> it is a musical performance.
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>> child's bubbling fall set toe. >> but you can always put it together and you are alone in the kitchen, who is to see. >> with its trills and dip songs to get right into child's pleasure centers and pleasure was everything. >> what is it that you really like to do? >> eat. >> streep isn't tall, five-foot, six, but she projects height and she understands six-foot, two, julia leciald not to be ashamed of her size but to go with it, even if she seemed a bit unbalanced, julie and julia is a great movie, nora efron cuts back and forth between paris in the fifths and queens new york in 2002. where blogger julie powell spent a year laboring to make all 500
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plus recipes in child's classic mastering the art of french cooking. she wants to show how both women achieved emotional everybody ought tommy in the autonomy in the kitchen. >> but the julie, julia relationship is strained, and the julie scenes only skim the surface. >> bon appetit. >> you have to see the movie, though, to watch streep make the leap from surface to soul. to see acting that is truly transcendental. >> he plays the devoted the husband paul and i imagine he was dazzled by streep and used that be dallas. to show bedazzlement, and we are be dazzled by one of the most tender rapports of all movies. >> you are the butter to my bread and the butter to my life. >> for all of the artifice and
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emotions are marvelously real. >> there you go, fellows. anything else? >> up next, the roots of
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>> mitchell: okay. care to join me for a cold frosty glass of rootbeer? old-fashioned brews are as feature near as your local grocery or programs your closest gourmet restaurant. >> daily gant, celebrated chef. >> i am gale gant. >> television personality and pastry powerhouse is puttering around the kitchen at chicago's true restaurant, brewing up a pretty pedestrian bench. >> we are in what would be called i guess a fancy shmancy restaurants. >> i call it fancy pants.
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>> i am having this nice dinner that is costing me a few bucks and i can order the 2008 bottle of rootbeer? >> yes. 2008 vintage. that's funny. >> all dressed up, perhaps, but still rootbeer. >> first brewed in america during colonial times derived from the native sassafras tree but not wildly popular until the late 19th century when a farm assist names charles hires added bubbles. >> that is a picture of me six years old. >> dan had a lifelong affair with rootbeer but became even more passionate when she was working overseas and her carbonated comfort food was nowhere to be found. >> when i first got back from living in england, i was dying for a rootbeer and i thought i am never going to be without it again so i will learn how to make it. >> what began as a labor of love grew into much more, and now gale's rootbeer is on store
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shelves across the country. >> why do you think americans love rootbeer so much? >> we were raised on it, and it remind us of a time where we weren't so responsible and weren't so in charge and when we have a rootbeer i can feel five again. >> rootbeer. >> beer accounts for only three and a half percent of all soft drink sales in the united states, but rootbeer lovers can be a pretty particular lot. so-called crack are part of a growing trend inspired by the success of microbrewed beers. >> there are now hundreds bubbling up across the country. but throw out any memories you they have of the happy days down at the old soda fountain. >> there you go, fellow, anything else? >> the new brews are chockful of exotic ingredients like aniss, cherry tree bark and vanilla from madagascar. >> if designer root beers have a grandfather, it is more than likely randy sfreker the h left
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his job as a brewer to start his own brew house in milwaukee. >> the beer business took off, but he soon heard another opportunity knocking. >> i had people coming in sampling the beers and started to come in with kids and i go, gosh, i have some soda flavors, i think you would like, and i could brew them up and people said we have to have this in the stores and it started growing from there. >> he has never looked back. and rootbeer has turned into his star seller. >> it actually has been bigger than everything else we do for about 17 years now. >> always brainstorming, he has even concocted one formula that is definitely not family friendly. >> one of our real specialties only available here at the brewery is our bourbon cask aged rootbeer fizz, four percent. >> we only have it here because we don't want kids thinking it is rootbeer for them. >> they spend out 12 million bottle as year of the nonalcoholic brew, and this is just a start. >> it is kind of fun selling
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soda. >> our customer base now is toddlers to grandma and everybody inbetween. >> which is helping to keep the rootbeer business afloat and chugging along. >> >> next, the times and lives of shirley maclaine. >> and later, the boy wonder of elk calling.
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>> i have a terrible personality but i know people and i can see that you are about to walk away from me. i expect that. >> it is sunday morning on cbs, and here again is russ mitchell. >> mitchell: shirley maclaine, won an emmy nomination for her role in last year's tv movie about the life of fashion designer coco chanel. she is used to doing things on her own terms and that most definitely includes speaking her mind.
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rita brave now with a sunday profile. >> she is -- she sings. >> if they could see me now, my little dusty -- >> she dances. >> she acts. >> don't you realize i am a grandmother? and no wonder.& >> why did your mother named you shirley. >> because on the way with to the hospital shirley temple was starting in a movie and she said let's name her shirley. >> there is no way i could have been anything different than i am. >> so maybe she was destined to be a star. >> shining in four other films. >> and there is no secret that shirley maclaine believes in destiny, in ufo's and reincarnation. >> she even believes she knew
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her dog in a past life. >> she sits with me and she tells me when to go eat and she gives me ideas. >> there are lots of ideas. >> maclaine has written 12 books, most of them best sellers. >> you know, you have so much going on in your life at all times, it seems, you keep travelling the world, you are traveling in time, you are a writer. >> i like that. >> you are an advocate for interactions with visitors from outer space. how do you get it all done? >> it is my jewelry. >> i get these intense health and energy from my jewelry. [ laughter ] >> yes, at 75, she is now designing her own line of jewelry. >> produced in her adopted hometown of the santa fe. >> it is all made in new mexico.
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>> yes made right in this little room. >> she called it sky choc. ra jewelry with gemstones in the seven colors of the age shunt chocra system and the rainbow, just the latest chapter in a story book career that began when she burst on to the broadway stage while still a teenager. >> under studying carol haney a star of pajama game who sprained her ankle. >> i was ready to go home that night in my little, and there is bob fossey, george abbott, et cetera, looking ashen across the stage to the entrance and said you are on. >> she was a smash, and soon it was on to the movies. >> by the time she was 30, shirley maclaine had racked up three os score nominations. >> you should be ashamed of yourself. >> for irma, the apartment -- >> i just have this talent for falling in love with the wrong guy in the wrong place at the
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wrong time. >> and some came running. >> you missed the best -- >> frank sinatra personally picked her to play the party girl who falls for his character. >> what do you think it wasn't a you that cuts through on the screen? >> probably the sincerity of the character, and if i didn't hit on that understanding of her and let her be who she wanted to be, it doesn't work. >> though she won kudos for playing some loose women over the years, like sweet charity -- >> maclaine insists she has never exuded sexuality on scre screen. >> i have to play a part where i was the sexual vixen, oh, man, i don't know what i would do. i don't think i could play it. >> i had no problem being cute,
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being -- how shall i say?er rotcally sexual? that is embarrassing me. >> so how about in real life? >> that's a different story. >> in real life, she married film producer steve parker and they had a daughter, is a chicago two years later and show she was married for 30 years shirley maclaine says she was& never a traditional wife or mother. >> you lived in japan and we had this open marriage. >> and why did you feel like you wanted to be in a marriage? >> so i wouldn't far i are anybody else. >> i am not one of those people that should be married. . >> there were many lovers over the years and lots of famous friends who were lined her wall of life in her home. >> not everybody has jack nicholson on their wall. >> i guess not. >> and not everybody has pictures of a little brother who also grew up to be a superstar.
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>> this is me when i was little. >> as in warren beatty. >> look, everybody asks us all the time what is your relationship with your brother right now. >> you know we grew up like this, we played all day, all night, but i am three years older so i consider myself the senior citizen and wiser of the two. >> that is just a fact. and he sometimes disagrees with me. >> but we are very -- we are close enough to understand our differences. >> so you talk now and then? >> all the time. >> maclaine says her brother was one of the first to congratulates her on her portrayal of aurora green way. >> debra winger's mom in terms of endearment. >> all you have to do is hold on on -- >> maclaine won her first oscar after six nominations but it wasn't a happy set.
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>> i quit. >> you quit in the middle? >> oh, yes. i quit and i said as i walked off the set, you can take this oscar, i am not going to win now and shove it up your key search. >> i am leaving. >> she came back, of course. >> when you got the oscar you said, i deserve it. >> and i did. . >> big time. >> this is aurora's dining room table. >> she also decided she deserved to keep the dining room set from terms of endear. >> but the best souvenir. >> is the oscar. >> it is heavy. >> you are very frail but you can lift it. >> i deserved that on so many levels. >> let's move on. >> moving on, you might say is shirley maclaine's mantra, though her out of this world beliefs have been scoffed at in some quarters, that doesn't phase her a bit. >> you said that your past lives include being a pirate, a buddhist monk, a peruvian inca
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boy, an inca girl and being there the lost continent of atlantis, what makes you so sure about all of this? >> oh i am not sure, it is a belief, i can't say -- i can't say i am sure about anything. >> i did go through a bit of past life therapy because i loved the adventure of the journey of my soul. i loved seeing what i might have been. >> i was tracked down by aarp to come here. >> and these days, shirley maclaine has become the guru of growing old with grace and gusto. >> i now feel like i have heart knowledge where i can more readily practice acceptance, responsibility and kindness every day. >> even when i want to be basically so cranky. >> and frankly, nothing seems to slow her down.
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>> so if you had to sum up shirley maclaine, who she is, write me a headline, shirley maclaine -- >> i don't know. >> that is my phone too. >> i am embarrassed. >> that's fine. i am a musical comedy performer who dabbles in spirituality and jewelry. everything will be all right. da, da, da, da. >> i am humiliated. >> here we go. >> next, in their footsteps. >> this is humiliating. stand still so we can get an accurate reading.
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>> what london street crossing could deserve its own web cam. >> the one the beatles immortalized. >> they are converging on the london landmark to marked the 40th anniversary of the photograph. we join the party. >> they are replica beetles in a
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replica beetle car. >> but the crosswalk was real and so was the fan enthusiasm for members of the sergeant peppers band as they restage the iconic walk 40 years after the famous abby road picture was snapped. >> i do the beetle walk here in london, this picture means so much to so many people. >> because the album abby road, it is right there. ♪ >> saturday's spontaneous party to celebrate the pictures' anniversary plays special havoc with traffic, but even on ordinary days the constant stream of beatles fans makes the pilgrimage to this busy intersection to bag some photographs that drives london cabbies nuts. >> there is going to be somebody gets mowed down one of these days in the crossing no doubt about the it, somebody is going to get taken out. this is what you get.
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>> yes, very good, very good. >> it is really something. >> almost half a century ago the beatles made their american debut. >> six years of megastar dom later came abby road gj shooting the world's most famous album cover took about ten minutes. the beatles had been in the abby road studios recording what would be their last album on the morning of august the 8th they walked out of the studio on to this crosswalk, and the rest is history. >> this is a picture which among other things starte an urban legend in the seventies that paul mccartney was dead, that's the reason for his bare feet and it underpins a thriving trade-in memorabilia. >> i use these bags on the tours, it comes with a key ring as well, which is rather nice. >> richard porter runs the nearby beatles cafe. >> and he was a good friend of yoko ono to start with and john
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lennon of course, he was the one chosen to take the picture, and then he took six pictures in a row, three going one way and three going the other. >> it has inspired dozen of knockoffs from the weird to the whimsical and also created a tourist magnet. >> and traffic hazard as enduring as the beatles legend. itself. >> mitchell: next, everybody in the pool.
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>> mitchell: earlier in our cover story, john blackstone showed us what is going wrong in california. now a different view on the state of the state. from contributor ben stein. >> poor california, the newspapers magazines and tv news shows are crammed with stories about how california is falling
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apart and what a terrible place it is to live. the budget is busted, home sales are down, unemployment is way up, and soon you will have to pay a few hundred dollars more to go to state university. my answer from my home in this golden state you should be so lucky as to be here. this place is still paradise. yes, we have economic problems, guess what? so does everyone else. we had a huge write up in our corrective real estate wise, fine that means for the first time in decades ordinary people can afford to buy a home, that sat good thing. yes, children's of doctors and dentists will have to pay some real money for one of the best public education centers why not, the uc is still one of the great bargains around and look what we have here in most of the state, the best weather on the planet, warm must have to swim year-round in glorious southern california. in spectacular los angeles, cool, clear nights, balmy ocean breezes, san francisco heart
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stopping views over the bay, weather so good it makes you happy just to be alive and we have opportunities to match, the dream factory, hollywood, still very much alive, silicon valley still welcoming the best and brightest from all over the planet, the palms springs area with reasonably priced land and homes and a chance for the medical people to care for the older folks among us and for us old folks to have a retirement without shoveling snow. sunny california is still where people from all over the worldcom to start new lives and businesses, yes, we have budget problems and, yes, our unemployment is beige for it, but this is still where your humble search strant fat old wa can put on his bathing suit and swim under the palms and this is still the golden state, america is america, wish you were here. >> mitchell: commentator from ben stein. now to bob schieffer in washington for a look at what is ahead on face the nation. bob, good morning. >> good morning to you, russ, we
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will talk to jim jones, the president of national security advisor about these reports that commanders on the ground in afghanistan want more troops. bob schieffer, thanks a lot. and ahead now on sunday morning, bill geist. the call of the wild. >> ever ever
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>> mitchell: hmm. the sound
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of elk calling in wild, or is ate champion elk caller on call bill geist clears up the mystery. >> reporter: ah, the peace and quiet of a suburban neighborhood. >> shattered by unsettling primal calls of the wild. >> but fear not, it is just greg hubble in his living room, blowing on a sawed off whiffle ball bat to establish dominance over male elks and draw female elk. >> although the nearest elk is hundreds of miles away. >> he is just practicing. he is an elk calling champion. >> do the neighbors complain? >> we have had neighbors walking across the street shaking their
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head, you know. >> his wife valerie. >> i never heard of elk calling until i met greg, so that was new to me. >> >> it can be challenging. >> i just understand that he just has to follow his dream and his passion, and work around it. >> his son greg junior is an elk calling prodigy, at 14 he is a six-time world elk calling champion and won the duck calling championship to boot. >> it is just a fun thing to do, it is a hobby of mine to win, to compete in contests. i like the attention on stage, i like the pressure. >> i guess that is the mark of a champion. >> some people crumble, some people thrive, i just love it. >> he is the tiger woods of elk calling.
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>> the boy has a gift. >> it is true, i have a gift for it. i also practice a lot. it is not all natural. >> nothing comes easy. >> he can do just about any species, elk,. >> ducks. >> turkeys. >> swans. what is his ultimate goal. >> is took the greatest animal call never the history of the world. >> dad admits to coming off a little pushy sometimes. >> i have to wear different hats, though i have to wear a father hat and sometimes industry to love him and sometimes i have to wear a coach's hat and get tough on him. >> does he get on you about practice? >> oh, yeah. it happens. we work through it. >> and it is not like dad doesn't provide positive reinforcement. >> oh, bubba, put it away, dude!
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>> that was awesome, off the charts! >> the whole family is pretty competitive. >> i have been the top seller in my girl scout troops. >> his sister madison kicks butt in girl scout cookie sales. 1260 boxes last year and valerie won several california state fair competitions. >> so the kids didn't have a chance if they are going to be competitive. >> pretty much. >> it is about setting goals and working hard to accomplish those goals and it is about paying the price. >> the humboldts also pay the price of hotels and air fairs, traveling to competitions like the world elk calling championships in fort worth, texas. >> the 21st elk calling contest. >> two days of mewing. >> growling.
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>> chuckling. >> ewbling and general caterwauling through odd devices and contraptions by the best of the best. >> how tough was the competition? an elk couldn't win here. >> joel turner the defending pro division champion said you have to be driven. >> i listen to cds of actual elk sounds all the time in my vehicle and so i am just always studying exactly how that elk presents air to their vocal cords chords and how they cut it off and what they sound like. >> elk calling is not yet a huge spectator sport for one thing they turn their backs to the audience because the judges are
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behind the curtains. >> judges like tom. >> the real sounds are what i am listening for. >> i don't like any showboating or fancy. all i want is them to sound like a herd of elk. >> greg senior competed in the men's division hoping to defend his 2008 title. >> he finished fifth this time. >> greg, jr. entered the difficult voice division where no diaphragm mouthpieces are allowed. >> and true to form, he delivered a virtuoso performance. >> then father and son anxiously awaited the results. >> my dad has influenced me a lot on what i should dream for,
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dream big if you work hard you will accomplish what you want. >> greg humboldt! >> it was another world championship for greg humboldt, jr. i just want to be the best in the world. just kind of be a legend. i just want to be known to people. >> to mark my spot in the animal calling world that i was here. >> oh, he is there all right. bad news for the neighbors.
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>> mitchell: we leave you this sunday morning among the brown pelle canals confer i are slip island, off wilmington, north carolina.
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among the brown pelicans, found here on >> mitchell: i am russ mitchell. we hope you will join charles osgood here next sunday morning. captioning sponsored by cbs and johnson & johnson, where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations.
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