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good morning. it is thursday march 22 2012. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. breaking news overseas. a terror suspect is reportedly dead after french police storm in. we'll get the latest live. plus, here at home protests spread around the nation over the trayvon martin case. now the police chief is on the defensive after a late night meeting gets hostile. and we'll get this morning the state of the gop race from former republican governor haley barbour. i'm gayle king. the nfl sure doesn't mess around. inside the investigation that led to one of the toughest punishments in the history of football. we'll talk with james brown and shannon sharpe. and when i see you at 8:00,
hollywood legend shirley maclaine is here. >> i'm erica hill. a cell phone video captures a crash from inside the car. is marriage becoming obsolete. we begin with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. enough is enough. we are tired of going to jail for nothing and others going home for something. >> thousands march in florida, demanding justice for trayvon martin. >> rick scott appointed a prosecutor to oversee the investigation. >> the florida police chief has temporarily stepped down. >> i pledged i will not let my son die in vein. >> robert bales will be charged with 17 counts of murder. >> the staff sergeant accused of gunning down afghan civilians to face formal charges today.
>> a report shows sergeant bales was investigated for violence in 2008. he's accused of groping a woman and beating her boyfriend. >> we learned today what killed whitney houston. the official cause of death is drowning. >> they say she was using cocaine moments before she died. bank of america is experimenting with a plan that would help keem troubled homeowners in their home as renters. >> an unidentified woman threw what turned out to be flour all over the reality star. >> a swiss jeweler called the first diamond ring. >> oh, that? >> the neighborhood is under siege from a pack of wild chihuahuas. >> take a look at this. giant paper airplane. it will fly over the desert sky. an 800-pound aircraft. >> and all that matters -- >> on the jam! >> alley-oop! >> fans have been craving this for months. now the wait is over.
"hunger games" hits the big screen at midnight. >> i don't know if i want to be in line with kids compelled to killing each other at 2:00 in the morning. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." we begin with new developments in the shooting death of 17-year-old trayvon martin. there was a massive rally in sanford, florida, last night attended by thousands. >> rick scott has now appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the shooting. he is also forming a task force to look into the state's controversial stand your ground law. mark strassmann is in sanford, florida. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. no city in america has had such a week of intense negative pressure in sanford, florida. racial tensions widen here a little more. >> enough is enough!
we are tired of going to jail for nothing and others going home for something. >> reporter: thousands of people cheered bitterly in sanford. to them the trayvon martin case represents race and injustice. >> no justice! >> no peace! >> reporter: the 17-year-old was unarmed when neighborhood watchman george zimmerman fatally hot him once in the chest february 26th. zimmerman claims self-defense and was never arrested. national outrage keeps growing and has forced sanford police chief bill lee to take unpaid leave. >> i do this in the hopes of restoring some semblance of calm to the city, which has been in turmoil for several weeks. >> reporter: cbs news has learned detectives interviewed zimmerman for five hours the night of the shooting and again the following day at a reenactment of the incident. a source close to the investigation told us there was no arrest because the evidence including zimmerman's bloody and bruised face, seemed to support his claim of self-defense. a day later, zimmerman also passed a voice stress test.
vincent champion is president of the coastal police benevolent association, which represents sanford police. >> at this point we need to make everything and then make the appropriate decisions. if the decisions were made wrong, then somebody needs to answer for those. if the decision was made right, then that's our system and we would have to live with it. >> reporter: department of justice officials investigating a possible hate crime met with the teenager's parents yesterday. they believe their son was murdered, but federal investigators warned the family a thorough investigation could take weeks. tracy martin the teen's father wants what this crowd wants -- an arrest now. >> trayvon was a people's person. he didn't deserve to die. and i pledge i will not let my son die in vein! >> reporter: federal investigators have yet to interview zimmerman. he has yet to hire an attorney. but he has been expelled from seminole state college. charlie and erica, officials
there said they expelled him for his safety and for that of other students as well. >> mark, thank you. in our next hour we'll speak with trayvon martin's parents. the american soldier accused of going to a shooting rampage in afghanistan nearly two weeks ago is expected to be formally charged today with murder. >> national security correspondent david martin is at the pentagon with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. later this morning in the military prison at ft. leavenworth, kansas robert bales is expected to be handed a charge sheet accusing him of 17 counts of murder and 6 counts of attempted murder and aggravated assault. bales' attorney says his client has no memory of the march 11th rampage in which bales walked off a outpost in kandahar province, shot and killed 17 people, including children, and then returned to the base. the evidence of what happened is there for all to see. whether prosecutors can turn it
into a conviction that would merit the death penalty will likely take years to determine. prepared by the army's criminal investigation division the charges first have to be signed out by bales' commanding officer in afghanistan. then transmitted to ft. leavenworth for bales to sign. after that it will be presented to his attorney john henry browne, who seems to be building a defense around the mental and physical toll around bales' four combat tours. he was involved in nine roadside bombings and suffers from ptsd. but army mental health experts say there is no scientific evidence ptsd can lead to acts of violence. browne says he is concerned bales could try to harm himself and that he is under 24-hour watch at leavenworth. bales was allowed to talk by phone with his wife for the first time wednesday night. and we can only imagine what that conversation was like. >> david martin thank you very
much. john henry browne is bales' attorney. he spent 11 hours with his client this week at leavenworth federal prison. he's with us now in seattle. good morning. >> good morning. nice to be here. >> thank you for coming. what can you tell us about sergeant bales' state of mind and what he says about the events and incident in afghanistan? >> well i think, as you know i rally couldn't tell you what he said. but he really hasn't said much. he has -- there's a little inaccuracy in the reporting. he has some memories about what happened before the alleged event and some memories after the alleged events and some windows here and there into things, but he really doesn't have any memory. my meetings with him clearly indicates he has memory problems that go back long before that. so, i think the other part of your question was his state of mind. >> yes. >> he's kind of in shock.
not kind of. he didn't really know the nature of the specific allegations when i meant with him. and i actually didn't go through it a lot. we just spent 11 hours getting to know each other, talking about his service in iraq and afghanistan and what he's gone through, which just very difficult for me to even listen to. >> woi is that? >> i think he's really -- >> why is it difficult for you to go into? >> oh you know i think you've seen the movie "the hurt locker," charlie, that's a disney movie compared to what these guys are going through. just seeing people blown apart next to picking up body parts, putting them in bags. you know, a lot of servicemen go through that and don't have incidents alleged like this, but it's pretty horrific. we do know he had a concussive head injury which is serious. we also know it was not treated for a variety of reason.
>> does this also suggest your defense for him will be limited capacity that his experience in afghanistan, both physically and mentally, took a toll? >> well you know that's the interesting -- i don't know. i mean i'm a criminal defense attorney. my first reaction is -- and i don't mean this disrespectfully -- but my first reaction to all of this is prove it. this is going to be a very difficult case for the government to prove, in my opinion. there is no crime scene. there is no -- you know there's no csi stuff, no dna, no fingerprints. it's going to be interesting to see how the government's going to prove this. but let's assume they can prove some of these allegations. then of course his mental state will become part of the approach we'll take to explain and hopefully defend him properly. so, the mental state eventually will definitely be an issue. >> you've also said, really
quickly, you told our colleague earlier this week you intend to put the government on trial here. is there a suggestion he may be a scapegoat here? >> well, the answer to the second question, pardon me erica, is yes. i think there is a possibility he could be scapegoated here. i did not say that to peter. as a matter of fact, i want to make it very clear. i don't want to put the government on trial. i certainly don't want to put the military on trial that i respect greatly, but i think the war is on trial. and i didn't do that. i think this incident has created a do i log in the country and around the world about the war. and i think that's entirely appropriate. i'm not doing that. that's just happening. >> john henry browne, thank you for joining us from seattle. >> it was a pleasure. today marks two years since president obama signed what is considered his key legislative achievement, the health care reform law. >> next week the supreme court is set to hear arguments challenging the constitutionality of that
legislation. political correspondent jan crawford has more on the looming showdown. good morning. we should point out you're not just a political correspondent, you covered the supreme court for a number of years, which is why we turn to you in these instances. >> reporter: thanks. all eyes will be on the supreme court next week in what is going to be three days of historic arguments. these are very difficult issues. it's a very complex law. and it is dwoided judges in the lower court just as this law has divided america. >> we are done. >> reporter: recognizing his political future and legacy could well depend on a supreme court, the president is marking the anniversary of his landmark health care law by releasing emotional web videos marking his historical achievement is a success. >> right now you have choices about who's going to fight for you. are we going to roll back health care that promises youth having more security? >> reporter: when it passed vice president biden was positively euphoric.
>> [ bleep ]. >> reporter: but that's not how critics and most americans view obama's health care legislation. it remains a political lightning rod. >> it's time to repeal obama care. >> reporter: and a rallying cry for the republican presidential candidates. >> every person up here understands obama care is a disaster. >> if i'm president, i'll repeal obama care and return rights to our people. >> it's a threat to the very essence of who america is. >> reporter: it's also a law majority of americans have never supported. in a new washington post poll 52% oppose the law. 41% approve. and 67% think the supreme court should either strike it down completely or at least repeal the part that requires them to buy insurance or pay a penalty. that's the big issue before the justices. 26 states in a small business group are arguing the law is unconstitutional. the federal government can't force to you buy insurance any more than it can force to you buy broccoli.
that argument has struck a chord with conservatives, and opposition to the law is one issue republicans hope will help them win the white house and control of congress. >> politicians get it right this time. repeal obama care now. >> reporter: and critics continue to rally the opposition. more than $262 million have been spent on health care issue ads since the bill became law with negative ads outspending positive 3-1. despite all that democrats are confident of their chances in the court. >> we knew what we were doing when we passed this bill. it is iron clad constitutionally. >> reporter: now pelosi may think that law is iron clad but there are others including some judges in lower courts, who disagreed. they ruled it unconstitutional. they can argue about this until the cows come home but the supreme court will have final say and decide this issue. >> david boies long time high
profile attorneys. good morning. >> good morning. >> tell me how significant you view this case. >> this could be very significant. in two respects. one from a legal standpoint it could really define the powers of the federal government going forward in a whole variety of areas. this could be as significant as the new deal cases decided about 70 years ago, some of the editorial writers have rediscovered and have been writing about. i think that it could also be very significant for the health care plan because up for grabs right now is whether the whole health care plan could be declared unconstitutional. i don't think that's going to happen. but that's a potential that could happen. so you have two very significant aspects, a political aspect and legal aspect. >> could particular parts of the plan be declared unconstitutional? >> yes, yes.
there have been four courts -- four federal courts of appeals that have considered the health care law and constitutionality of the health care law so far. one of them decided it's too early to decide. the other three split 2-1. two upheld the law, one held it was unconstitutional in part. but all three upheld most of the health care law. what was at issue in the one case in which a portion was held unconstitutional was the so-called individual mandate that requires individuals to get health insurance or pay a penalty. >> does this look like a 5-4 decision? >> i think the mandate could be 5-4, 6-3. >> individual mandate? >> the individual mandate. >> a critical issue -- >> one of the critical issues. i think the expansion of medicare, which is -- whose constitutionality is also challenged, is obviously very significant issue. but that, i think, is not going
to be -- >> the individual mandate has really become not just a political issue, like hot button issue but for many american as they try to wrap their head around all of this. so but the legalese aside initially people said you can compare this to car insurance. you are to get car insurance. therefore, what's the big deal? is that an accurate comparison or is it more apples to oranges? >> it's accurate in one respect and inaccurate in another. there are a lot of individual mandates like that. but the car insurance is typically a mandate that's imposed by the state, not the federal government. >> and this -- and this comes back to, then the issue of this being imposed by federal government. mitt romney wrote about this today saying states would be okay. >> yeah. the states have a power to do things the federal government doesn't. >> what interests you most about this case? >> well, the way you guys are talking about, the main issue, the ball game i think, is that
individual mandate. the issue, one the court has never taken up before is whether or not the federal government can force you to buy something or pay a penalty. now, david is right other issues, three days of argument. this aspect will be argued on tuesday. that's what everyone's focusing on because that component is so critical to the overall law. you've got to have all the people participating in health insurance so other parts of the law will work. like the fact that people with preexisting conditions can have insurance. without that law, the law could fall apart. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. >> you're welcome. some headlines coming up from around the globe. we begin with "the houston chronicle" which reports mexico is getting ready for this weekend's visit by pope benedict. that nation has the second largest catholic population in the world. many texas catholics plan to cross the border to see the pope before he goes to cuba next week. imagine if you could flick a switch in your brain to turn
your memories on or off. scientists at m.i.t. say they are activated memory cells with a beam of light. "the boston globe" confirms memories are stored in specific cells. "new york times" reports young people are losing interest in cars. 46% of drivers 18 to 24 say they choose internet access over owning a car. general motors has turned to mtv to try and change it. and you may remember the town of clintonville in wisconsin, we told you about it yesterday, this mysterious bomb that had residents all shook up. loud booms, bangs, voi operations. this morning we have an answer. the milwaukee sentinel journal reporting the noise was triggered by a small earthquake beneath the city early tuesday morning. 7:19.
the autopsy report says whit fwhi houston died from drowning but also multiple drugs in her system. would he speak with dr. jon lapook about what the report does not say. as an adult, he lobs tennis balls. we'll hear more from the world's number one tennis champ novak djokovic coming up. >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by
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death was ruled accident but she used cocaine. it is now 26 minutes past 7:00. the the sun is above fog that is settling in around the area all morning long. sharon will have more on the traffic after tim's first warning weather. >> that sun will work on that fog, 9:00 we will see improvement, untoday, 81 today, we are one off the record, 50s tonight, and 73 tomorrow and thunder showers throughout the afternoon, for another check of the roads we send it to sharon gibala at wjz traffic control. >> only two accidents to get in
your way, one of them in randallstown and another one in the city. there is your speeds on the beltway, delays there. the is your speeds southbound there. a live look outside at the fog and the delays there at hartford road. there is a live look outside at 83 at ruxton road. this traffic report is brought to you by your lexus dealer. back over to you. >> thank you. in the news this morning a man wearing a ski mask storms on to a high school campus and tries to attack a student and the whole thing is caught on camera. monique griego is live with the video that has gone viral. >> reporter: good morning, after one, the attacker was apparently there to confront the teen about bullying his relative but he ended up getting more than he bargained for. the shocking fight happens in
seconds. he swings at a student. in one punch he knocks him out. police say he came to confront the student who was picking on his relative and police say they plan to file charges against the masked man and his cousin. back to you. >> a group of men now in police custody in connection with a brawl inside a townhome. police say two people were stabbed when a fight broke out on tuesday. five men now face attempted murder and assault charges. four men are arrested after police say they found a back room in a barber shop packed with stolen goods. among the stolen items tide laundry detergent. detectives say they deter jept is often being used to buy or sell -- pay for drugs on the street. gingrich will visit there. romney was there. maryland's early voting starts tomorrow, saturday. stay with us, up next the
so peyton manning was a tremendous mvp quarterback, but he's been injured. if that injury comes back, denver will find itself without a quarterback. and in my opinion, it would serve them right. >> pat robertson causing quite a stir with his comments about peyton manning and tim tebow. welcome back to "cbs this morning." we now know what caused the death of singer whitney houston. she was found dead in a hotel bathtub last month. coroners say she drowned accidentally. she also had five different drugs in her system and had cart disease. >> dr. jon lapook is here with a
closer look. >> good morning. >> good morning. she had clogging of the arteries, narrowing, and cocaine. the question is, how did they combine to kill her? i think the fascinating thing here is that somebody can have absolutely perfectly normal heart, she didn't, but a perfectly normal heart and have cocaine and it can kill them by causing spasm and increased clotting. there's an amazing stat i learned last night. if you take cocaine the odds in the next 60 minutes of you having a heart attack go up 24 times, 2400%. >> wow. >> so what about water in her lungs and that kind of thing that would indicate drowning? >> well, you know, one of the things -- there's no camera there so we don't know exactly what happened. pathologists, don't envy them to have to try to piece together this story. if you you get water in your lungs by breathing. she either had a heart attack and slipped into the water and she had a few breaths or maybe
she blacked out, she was unconscious because of a combination of the cocaine and these other medications, which they're saying did not credibility -- >> among those other medications, xanax, benadryl, flexeril and they say they did not contribute to her death. how do you know -- i mean, as a pathologist, you're the coroner looking at it -- that they didn't play any role? >> i spoke to an assistant in the coroner's office last night part of this investigation. i specifically asked that question. you have flexeril, which is a muscle -- it relaxes your muscles. xanax, antianxiety. you have benadryl an antihistamine. each one can space you out a little bit. all together they can have an effect. he specifically said this is new information he told me last night, that the levels of those were either therapeutic or subtherapeutic. i said, in combination can't they have an added effect? he said we have to wait two
weeks. >> maybe it's not 100% they didn't contribute? >> they're saying they didn't contribute. last thing they need is a doctor 3,000 miles second-guessing them. >> or some idiot with no medical degree questioning them. >> there are questions about it. i think the takeaway for everybody at home is -- you say, i'm going to try cocaine. the first time you take cocaine, you could drop dead, even though you had a perfectly normal heart. >> these are questions the coroners were asking themselves as they conducted the forensic. >> we'll find out in two weeks, did she have a heart attack? we'll know that. one last thing, only a 60% narrowing of the heart arteries. i spoke to a cardiologist, that shouldn't be enough to give you a heart attack. could be that plus the cocaine increasing spasms, clogttting. a revealing look at the early life of novak djokovic who kept playing tennis despite a war raging around him, coming your way courtesy of "60 minutes."
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mark sanchez, you know he's so tired of all this media coverage of tebow. i think he's tired. >> if you're running the jets, how should they be handling mark sanchez right now? >> with kid gloves. he struggled last season, lost some confidence and -- >> yeah. >> that aim. >> indeed. >> continue to look at sports. novak djokovic is known for his off-court sense of humor as well as on-court tennis prowess. >> we'll see another side of the world's top ranked tennis players as he tells "60 minutes" correspondent bob simon about growing up in the midst of war. >> reporter: in 199 as the conflict spreads to kosovo america and other nato countries bomb serbia for 78 days and nights. the djokovic family took shelter in belgrade.
>> we were very scared, afraid because the whole city was under attack. >> reporter: he sought refuge here in his grandfather's apartment. novak took us there. novak, his grandfather, parents, two younger brothers, aunts and uncles all lived in this two-bedroom flat during the blitz. the buildings had a basement. when the air raid sirens sounded, they retreated there, which was as close as they could get to safety. >> this is where practically we stayed right here, right inside. >> reporter: how many? >> many many. everybody who could fit here they came. you know there was no limitation. >> reporter: novak says the family spent every night in the basement for the first two weeks of the bombing. but you continued playing tennis? >> i continued playing tennis. >> reporter: did you lose your focus at all? >> the first couple of weeks i did. i did, yes, i have to say, because we were waking up every
single night more or less 2 a.m. 3 a.m. >> reporter: because of the bombing? >> every sing the night, yes. but i try to remember those days in a positive right way. we didn't need to go to school and we played more tennis. >> reporter: so, in a way, the war helped you become a champion. >> in a way, in a way. >> reporter: it made you tougher. >> yeah, it made us tougher, more hungry for success. >> i note that celebrated athletes have a life you don't see on the court. >> it's so true because what you see is -- i mean you know about hard work but you don't realize the personal sacrifice and the personal struggles in so many cases that come along with it. >> and sports at that level is about the mental edge. >> uh-huh. >> a little bit of what he alluded to -- >> he's off to a great year. he won the australian open. he could -- i mean, he has the possibility of putting four grand slams together in one season. >> which would be quite a feat. >> unbelievable.
>> we'll be watching for that. looking forward to see bob's piece this weekend on "60 minutes," that report on novak djokovic airs this sunday do you dream of losing weight? come on, who doesn't? turns out it could actually work. because getting enough sleep can keep you from overeating. we'll explain next. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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mrs. potato heads have been sold in 30 countries. that's no small potato. >> reporter: impesemployees of the toy giant hasbro gathered at their headquarters. not to celebrate strong earnings report or to introduce a new product but to celebrate the 60th birthday of a man who served them very well. mr. potato head. >> 60 years old, so congratulations. >> reporter: jerry perez oversees the mr. potato head brand. >> what we're looking at here is the original mr. potato head. >> reporter: just parts? >> just parts. of course with real potatoes. >> reporter: in the beginning mr. potato head was a collection of push pin eyes ears nose and lips for kids to attach to real fruits and vegetables. a unique toy and the first marketed directly to kids. >> mr. and mrs. potato head -- >> it's the first toy advertised on tv, is that right? >> it is.
the minute he came out he was advertised on television which was breakthrough at that time. >> you can make the funniest looking people in the whole world. >> it was a way to tell the public about your toy. it caught on. >> reporter: caught on so quickly, in fact, the toy tater made more than $4 million in its first year alone. less than a year later in valentine's day, the spot met his spouse. >> when mr. potato head was courting mr. potato head, did he send her a mash note? >> i'm sure de. somewhere along the line, i'm sure de. that's between those two. >> reporter: in 1964 responding to parent complaining about rotting potatoes they got plastic torsos which doubled in size. they also collected more accessories. how many different parts are there? >> there are 365 different parts
for the potato head we have going on right now. >> reporter: no wonder he needs that tater tush compartment. that's what it's called. according to mathematicians at columbia university they offer for septillion combination. >> there was the mix and match parts aspect of it that appeal to everybody. >> look, i'm pick katrina cass sew. >> reporter: in 1995 this pair went hollywood alongside woody and buzz lightyear in the blockbuster film "toy story" which breathed new life into the toy, sprouting other movie inspired characters like spider spud and darth tater. >> one of our best sellers of all time. >> reporter: why has this potato remained so hot for so long? child's development expert shannon ice says it's recipe for
success is simple. >> the toy is there for the child to engage with, play in open-ended way, use their creativity and imagination and that's what makes it a classic. >> reporter: that's why in an age of ever more sophisticated video games, stores around the world still find space on their shelves for a plastic potato. no batteries required. for "cbs this morning," mo rocca, pawtucket rhode island. >> i love mr. potato head. we have a couple at my house, obviously pip told you this earlier, but one of the greatest lines in "toy story 2" she says i packed your angry eyes just in case. i love it. >> yes. >> charlie loves that part of "toy story 2" too. we'll think about that for a moment as we bring you this morning's "healthwatch" with dr. holly phillips. >> reporter: good morning.
in today's "healthwatch"," sleep and calories. if you get hungry when you feel tired, are you not alone. it turns out not getting enough zs could make you pack on the ps as in pounds. a new study find people who are sleep deprived may also overeat, even to the point of becoming obese. researchers studied 17 healthy young men and women for eight nights with half sleeping normally, half sleeping two-thirds of their regular amount. the sleep-deprived group slept an hour and 20 minutes less than the control group and shockingly they consumed an extra 549 calories each day. unfortunately, those who slept less didn't use any additional energy or burn extra calories. sleep deprivation is a growing problem. 28% of adults say they get six or you fewer hour of sleep a night. while getting more sleep can prevent weight gain research needs to confirm findings. getting enough sleep will ensure your overall health.
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an alcoholic version with lemon-lime gatorade mixed with beer. i don't know how does that sound to you? >> i like gatorade but that's it. >> i like beer so you can have the gatorade and i'll have the beer. >> not when i'm playing sports. gayle king has a look at what's coming up in the next hour. gayle? >> hi, charlie. comedian azziz ansari will be in the studio. and we're talking about a book called "shades of grey." i hadn't heard about it until two week ago. >> twi light for middle age mom and all the sex and operating instructions. >> i'm intrigued. before you go on the hunt to sign the papers rebecca jarvis, come in, five things you need to know about buying a house. i've heard location, location, location. >> you're correct. we'll separate fact from fiction. >> as you heard earlier, the
sheriff in the trayvon martin case stepped aside. his now four minutes before 8:00 as the sun continues to settle in around the inner harbor and elsewhere, the bright sun shining above it of course, sharons that the latest on traffic right after tim's first warning weather. >> we will get rid of this fog and temperatures go up nicely through the afternoon, 81 with some sun through the afternoon, a lot of sun actually with near record highs, the record is 82. for a look at the roads we send it to sharon gibala. >> a chemical spill on the outer loop between providence road and delaney valley. watch for delays there. an accident in randallstown there and one more in the city at druid hill.
the speeds on the beltway high high 30s and low 40s, that is the top side of the beltway. back over to you. >> thank you. a howard county teen fights back when a masked man attacks him outside his high school. now video of that altercation is spreading like wildfire. monique griego has the story. >> reporter: good morning, everyone, the attacker was there to confront the teen for picking on his relative but he got more than he bargained for. it happens in seconds, he swings at a student but in one punch the student knocks him out. he was there to confront him for picking on his cousin,
it is 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. >> and i'm charlie rose. along with erica hill. >> trayvon martin the unarmed teen killed last month. >> hirzs parents are with us from nor. sabrina fulton i want to start with you. i heard you say, i don't even know how i'm standing at this point. i don't either which makes us even more appreciative that you joined us here this morning. we really appreciate it. i want you to know that before we get started in the conversation.
>> thank you. >> yesterday at the rally, you said that you were not satisfied that the police chief, bill lee has stepped aside. what is it you ultimately want? >> in reference to bill lee or in reference to the case in general? >> well, you said that you wanted more than just bill lee stepping aside. let's start with that. >> what i meant is we want an arrest. we want george zimmerman arrested for this crime. >> have you heard from george zimmerman? are you interested in speaking with george zimmerman? >> i have not heard from george zimmerman. but this is an open investigation. i'm sure they're going to be talking to him very soon. >> tracy martin does it give you comfort to know the whole nation everybody in the nation knows your son's name? i was very touched by al sharpton who lost his mother
yesterday but he still came to the rally and encouraged everyone in the crowd to remain calm, don't misbehave to give people something more to talk about in this case. what are your thoughts about that? >> first of all i would like to commend reverend charp tonsharpton for stepping in and standing in with us. even though he had -- with the death of his mom. he had a big part in controlling the crowd. everyone out there -- to hear everyone out there in the crowd screaming trayvon's name, it just made us feel that trayvon's life did matter in the world. the world knows trayvon now. >> tracy, there's been a lot of talk about this young girl who trayvon was on the phone with right before his life was taken. a phone call that was not recorded but much has been said
about that conversation. have either you, tracy, or sybrina, have you spoken with her and has she been able to offer any more insight? >> she did make a statement. yes, we are in contact with her. >> has she been able to offer anything additional to you in terms of what she heard? >> well, she does recap what happened that particular night as far as she can hear over the phone. she had been on the phone with trayvon all day. they're teenagers, so of course they love the telephone. on the way to the store he was talking to her. she recapped that incident. >> let me take this for a moment beyond the law and have you -- just remind us who trayvon was and what kind of young man he was. >> very bright young man. trayvon loved his life. he loved his family.
very upbeat kid, mild laid back. never been in a run-in. never had any run-ins with the law. trayvon was a people's person. he was my hero. he'll be sadly missed. >> why was he your hero? >> trayvon saved my life. at the age of 9, he pulled me out of a fire. went back in the house, got the phone, came back out, called 911. he saved my life. and at his time of need, i wasn't there to save his life. but i pledge my life to continue to push forward until we get justice for my on. >> well you all have both said you don't want his death to be in vain. i don't think that's happened because as i said before, everybody in the country is talking about this case. and i'd like to talk to you
about a conversation that i have had in my own home. i have a 24-year-old son. every black mother i know i don't care what she does for a living or who she is has had what we call the conversation with our young sons about how to react if you're ever in an encounter with the police or someone in an authority position. had you all ever had that conversation with trayvon? >> yes, we have. >> what had you told him, sybrina? >> well, we talked to him, of course, about the birds and the bees but this was a different conversation. we have talked to him. trayvon has a grandfather that is a retired police officer in miami. so, he knows to respect authority. he knows about the police. he's not afraid of the police. however, he's seen this guy as a stranger, so of course he's going to try to run. he's going to try to get away. he's going to try to avoid any situation. and that's what we really believe, that he was really trying to get away. >> does it it make any sense to
you that he would have confronted george zimmerman, especially if you're saying he had no idea who he was? >> no he would not have confronted him. trayvon did not have a weapon on him. it just makes more sense if you have a gun, to confront somebody. it's clear to us that he was trying to get away. >> it's my understanding that you've been invited to the justice department to meet with officials there. does that give you some encouragement this case is being taken very, very seriously? >> we've met with the justice department yesterday. >> i had heard from our reporter thaw were -- that you had been invited to washington to go down and have further conversation. >> yes, that's a separate meeting. but on yesterday we did meet with the department of justice. >> all right. >> we talked about the investigation. >> all right. we thank you. we thank you tracy martin and sybrina fulton. i'm so sorry this has happened
to you. thank you for taking the time. i know it's extremely difficult to have this conversation. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. the tragic shooting case is not the first to force americans to take a hard look at race relations in this country. national correspondent jim axelrod has more on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. you know, trayvon martin is the new name and the new face sparking a new round of national conversation about an age-old issue, race injustice. >> you want justice rightfully so, when a police officer falls we want justice when a black man falls. >> reporter: every new case renews calls for self-examination of the state of race relations in the united states. 57 years ago it was emmett till's lynching in mississippi. he was a 14-year-old, killed for reportedly whistling at a white woman. 37 years later, it took place in los angeles, when a jury acquitted three white and one
hispanic lapd officers in the beating of rodney king and thousands rioted. in fact, there's no shortage of names connected to acts of perceived injustice that seem to cycle through our culture every few years. james byrd susan smith, amadou diallo. our struggle is with the division that results when so many feel it is not. there may be nothing in this country that divides us as quickly and sharply as race. just three years ago, an african-american harvard professor and white cambridge, massachusetts, cop reminded us how prism of race can create two drastically different views of race. >> the fact it's garnered so much attention, i think, is a testimony to the fact that these are issues that are still very sensitive here in america.
>> reporter: it's not like nothing's changed in this country. florida today has a white governor promising justice. the u.s. justice department has an african-american attorney general who will oversee the federal investigation into trayvon martin's killing. but the fact remains that this father's pain -- >> our son was murdered and we miss him. >> reporter: -- sounds like so many parents who have come before. trayvon martin's death is the latest to create such grand scale doubt about race injustice in this country. but while it will almost certainly not be the last is the question we still seem unable to answer. >> jim, have you looked at that and looked at that context, similarities in the anguish and pain of loss for people who see their loved ones die in that way, what stands out uniquely to you as you looked at this in the case of trayvon? >> well, in terms of what's happening now as the country begins to digest this sort of
next chapter in this ongoing story that's part of the american history is -- what i'm eagle is the role of social media. this is the first time one of these has unfolded in the age of twitder and facebook and the way the story has spread and grabbed hold of everybody. this million hoodie march we saw in new york this week started out of social media. there's always been a concern that these stories could be swept under because the powerless had nobody to give them voice. so that's one thing that struck me as we're always looking for what's different, what's improved, because the context, of course, is unfolding. hey, nothing's changed. this is an age-old story. i think it's important to grab that -- >> i want to ask you quickly, gayle, you mentioned to trayvon's parents the conversation had you with your son. for people who aren't familiar with what that means, tell us what it is. >> when they turn 12 13 you say, if you ever have an encounter with the police, make no sudden movements, do not talk
back, do not resist, even if you think it's wrong, and we will handle it later because i'm not painting everybody with a broad brush but in most cases, young black men are not given the benefit of the doubt. every parent i know all of my friends, regardless of what you say in that conversation but what makes us so upsetting is trayvon seemed to be doing all the right things. he was going to the movies leighing the candy store, describing skittles, iced tea. you see the pictures his parents have taken of him in his sports uniforms, with the teddy bear by the basket. by all, he was a good kid. that i why it's good to see blacks and whites reacting to the story. >> but race is such a unique issue. every time this breaks in the media, there is a story -- ask any reporter. they say when you report a race story, there's a different context, a different sensitivity. the way we think about race, talk about race the way we all approach race is different than
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tomorrow on "cbs this morning" saturday, you can call him boy tim, being introduced as a member of the new york jets. we'll take a look at the big endorsements that await him in the big apple. >> a lot of people excited to see him. things are getting steamy in the suburbs because women are getting very turned on by a best selling novel. it's called "50 shade of grey." we'll see how it's sparking
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at 25 minutes past 8:00, you can see the sun working on the fog that still surrounds the harbor and the area. sharon is here to apup the morning rush for a week and it is tim over at first warning weather. >> after the fog gets out of here and the clouds start to break we will have a very nice and warm afternoon, 81 or forecast high, good for the sun through the afternoon, look for thunderstorms to roll into the area by about midnight. now for another check of the roads we send it to sharon gibala. >> fog looking better. we do still have issues including that fuel spill on the top side of the beltway and also an accident there in randallstown and one more in
the city at druid druid hill. there is your speeds on the beltway. 42 minute drive. there is a top side of the beltway. the delay there at providence road, there is 95. this traffic report is brought to you by ringling brothers and barnum and bailey. back over to you. >> thank you very much. in the news this morning a masked man tries to attack a student outside a howard county high school and all caught on camera. monique griego stays on the story. >> reporter: good morning, everyone, the attacker was apparently there to confront the teen for allegedly picking on his relative but got more than he bargained for. he swings at him but in one punch the student knocks him out. he was there to confront him
for allegedly picking on his cousin, police are expected to file charges on him and his cousin. the store is still scorched from the fire. they are still trying to figure out what caused it. nobody was hurt. they are still working to repair the damage and stay it will take time. the building will now be closed on weekdays or at least starting in june but it should still be open for sunday mass every weekend. the eight month long repair project could cost as much as $5 million. and the president's cup tournament is returning to baltimore. plans were unveiled yesterday to bring pack the citywide baseball tournament for a second year. and more than a dozen high school teams will compete this time, twice as many as last year and the championship game will be played at oriole park at camden yards next month. stay with j z 13,
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today so romantic john hamm who plays don draper himself also joining us this evening, my colleague from "cbs this morning" gayle king. she was, as you said, an early what? >> i'm not late to the "mad men" party. >> not at all. so -- >> first person i knew that was watching the show. >> and proudly brought a photograph of her with the cast this morning to show me.
>> go to the charlie rose show and bring my own show. i have to say, charlie, thank you. it was an honor to be on your show. it's very dark in there, though charlie rose. >> late night, my dear. late night. >> no it was really, really an honor to talk to the cast of "mad men". >> they like you. >> i had a good time. >> sitting next to john hamm. that wasn't too bad. you know what happened -- you just feel smarter. you sit up straighter and you feel smarter. i know some big words. it was great. welcome back -- >> we had fun there. >> we did. we did. you can invite me back any time. >> erica is coming as well. we're looking for something -- >> oh, she's a smart girl. >> yeah. we talked about this. >> i'm in. >> erica, you'll enjoy. welcome back to "cbs this morning." a bidding war starts in hollywood to the movie rights to the hottest selling book erotic novel called "50 shades of grey" and we're told women can't put it down. they're sharing it apparently
with everyone they know. >> contributor lee woodrough was way ahead of us on this one -- >> should i stop there, my dear? >> wow. >> she thaerd about this book months ago and she's here with her report. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> i felt bad and then i felt better when i said i hadn't heard about it erica hadn't heard about it -- >> i read front page story in the "new york times." >> we think charlie wrote it because initials are shady. but this "50 shades of grey" is the new lady chatterley's lover or new section and the city. sub suburban women can't get enough of it. >> of what? >> the book. >> reporter: what do you get when whitewash suburbia reveals the darker side? "50 shades of grey" a popular erotic novel that tells the story of a virginal college
student. the book is being called twilight for moms. but there's nothing pg-13 about it. >> what it adds to it is the more graphic domination, submission, sex scenes. i think that's why it's creating more of a buzz. i think what women are saying is this is so hot. >> reporter: mostly through word of mouth, the novel and its two sequels have topped "the new york times" e-book charts, crazying a feminine frenzy. >> when women come into their 30s and 40s they're more willing and confident to start thinking about what they want especially if they've been in a long-term relationship. so, maybe it's hit that group. and they happen to be at that age. so that they're willing to really talk about it. >> reporter: none more willing than my sister nancy and her friends who first introduced me to the book.
ladies, look at the smile. >> i'm blushing already. >> reporter: you guys were on top of it here in the suburbs in westchester. were you surprised it's become the phenomenon that it has? >> i was surprised when it was recommended to me by these, i think, quite conservative women, you know, that this is what was going on. then i talked to people, and everybody's heard of it. >> i heard people were liking the fact they could have it on their nook or kindle and they were on the subway and no one has any idea what you're reading. >> reporter: until you start breathing heavily and everyone knows what you're reading, or blushing. >> now women are reading passages to each other. it's not the same thing. it's changed what reading -- i think, what reading was. >> reporter: the grey series isn't just entertainment. it's changing attitudes toward sex in the suburbs. >> i just think some of it sounded like an awful lot of fun. and some of it was a little far out. >> you know, in the past if a
couple or an individual watched porno flick, a woman wouldn't talk to her girlfriends about this, but reading this book and knowing that your friends are reading it, too, it kind of gives you permission to talk about sex and use vocabulary among friends that we might not have before. >> did you just say porno? ? >> i did, i did. >> reporter: emboldened by the discussion, we called our friend jeff. >> i have to put my glasses on. >> reporter: to get a male's perspective on female fantasy. we asked if the grey phenomenon was a good thing? >> well yeah. if it's -- leads to a very healthy relationship, absolutely. it's not like it's never been done before. but it's now out -- maybe i can try it because now it's in the number one best seller. >> wait. so your sister just said -- your sister said we can read passages to each other? >> women were -- this is where i first heard about it. my sister said have you heard about this? people are bringing this to
dinner parties and sliding the kindle to each other to read it around the table. and now what i heard yesterday is men are calling to each other on the stair master in my town and saying is your wife on chapter three yet? have you done chapter seven yet? or men are waking their wives up in the middle of the night. >> and saying i'd like a little chapter five? >> look at charlie. he's sitting there like -- he knows all about this. >> they're having sex in the suburbs. >> that's a good thing. that's a good thing. >> yeah. no, this is -- i went to a breakfast yesterday and a dinner and it was all anybody talked about. >> and there's a movie? possibly? >> the movie is being bid today. but there's a whole lot of talk about this. when you put a face to it lots of people are thinking charlie rose should be the ceo forecasting, but when you put a face to it does it change your fantasy? >> he didn't object. >> yes, he did. >> richard gere charlie -- >> this conversation with three
women like you. >> but does it change your fantasy? part of reading -- >> is that part of the woman's fantasy? >> part of a book is you can put anybody's head on that body right? if your husband has gained 75 pound you can imagine he looks -- >> looks like george. >> absolutely. what happens when it's a movie? "9 1/2 weeks" who remembers that? that was pretty steamy. >> i'd like to see it. >> thank you. >> now i'm complete -- it's one of those sort of j.k. rowling. i'm still convinced it's charity. i really am. >> initials are really charlie. thank you. >> i would bet it's not charlie. >> we have to move on or we're going to get in big trouble. >> we're already in big trouble. rebecca jarvis is here to save you money well, our forecast is starting off a little cloudy and a little foggy but the fog
is going to be with us only a short time now. the sun is already burning right on through it, 81 or forecast high, 82 is the record, look for thunderstorms late tonight, 57, that chance stays with us off and on through the day tomorrow. really no specific time. it could really happen at any point tomorrow and
mortgage rates topped 4% on thursday for the first time in three months. but it is still a buyer's market if you're looking for a home. >> so business and economic correspondent rebecca jarvis is here with five things she says that will safe you money in the process. >> hello. >> hello. >> it's always good to see you. the first thing you say is know everybody involved in the transaction. >> yeah. know the players. so, your mortgage broker is the first one to know. that's the person who's going to tell you how much money you can really afford to spend on a home and what it's going to cost you to buy that home with a mortgage. second, the agent. this is the person that's working for you that can find the listings that aren't already public information. lastly you have the listing agent who works for the sellers. they list the sellers' homes and they want to sell. those are the people you can work through to get the best deal as well. >> now that you know them all, you have to learn how to bid, you say, that's number two. >> you really do. and information is key here. know the neighborhood, know whether or not there are four closures in the neighborhood, know if the seller really is
motivated to sell. the more you know, the better off you are as a bidder. you also have to be willing to walk away as a bidder. >> it's hard to walk away when you really want it. >> and you can't fall in love with it. >> i've heard of that. and there are hidden costs. >> there are. one way to figure that out -- first of all, always going to be taxes. understand what those taxes are and whether they're rising. also, whenever you're thinking about buying a home have an inspector walk through that home. it will cost you about $200. but it can save you literally thousands of dollars. walk through with the inspector, look at the things that may or may not be right with the home and figure out what it would cost you to fix them. necessity can be a bargaining chip in the future too. >> you should not make any big purchases while thinking about buying a home. >> don't take out a new credit card. don't get a big loan. what you can't do is make big purchases because that will screw with your credit. >> it's almost cliche but i hear location, location, location. >> and within that location
there is a caveat that you really have to think very locally in this market. because overall, the statistics are one thing but when you look individually, think about the school system, think about the taxes, think about whether or not people in the neighborhood are building new pools or whether or not there are foreclosures because that will determine what ultimately happens farce your purchase goes. >> thanks. >> nice job. he is a breakout comedy star, now azziz ansari is taking his funny act somewhere new. he's here in studio 57. but after us, the world is his
to hear everything he said. 50 cent did not disappoint. he ordered a grapefruit soda. then 50 cent said the greatest thing anyone could say when they see a grapefruit soda. he looks at the waiter and he goes, why isn't this purple? >> that's azziz ansari. he's very good on "parks and recreation recreation" but a busy stand-up comic for the past decade. >> and now a new comedy "dangerously delicious" offering to fans online for 5 buck. good morning. >> thank you for having me. >> this is a new way to distribute comedy? >> yes. a few months ago another comedian friend of mine he put his stand-up special on his website for $5. it was a huge success. and i filmed my special last
june. i wanted to release it online because i saw how many like views hi on youtube compared with how many dvds selling, and it was clear people liked watching this kind of content online. after louie did his thing, it seemed like, oh this is something people were really into. it was a huge success. maybe i should just do a similar thing because as soon as he did it, people were sending me e-mails and stuff like oh are you going to do this? i really like how this is very easy. because it's $5. you just buy it from me -- >> you made it so affordable. that's what's so good. >> a dvd is 20 buck or something. you know all the money is going to the art is. there's no drm protection. just $5 you own the video, you can watch it on anything. you know, i just think the problem is with a lot of stuff, is the way people consume media now is so far ahead of the way companies release it. and it gets frustrating because they're like, oh i want to
watch that hoe. is it on nexttflix? no. is it on youtube? no. i'm just going to steal this. >> because they don't want to wait. >> do you expect to see a lot of file sharing? >> i think-i going to be okay because i've seen many surveys that say people that steal stuff like that online, when they do surveys they say if it was convenient to find this and it was fairly priced i wouldn't have stolen it. and i think that's true. i think, you know, that frustration i describe is a common thing. with this it's like, oh it's on -- it's my name. it's azzizansari.com $5 no protection, just trusting people to be good. >> what would have happened if you would have said i want to you have it. if you like it send me $5? >> you would have gotten $15. >> on a good day. >> it's good you -- >> charlie may send you 5 bucks. >> five, ten 15. it's good for people to pay up
front. this is what is fascinating about you. do you think most people know you graduated from honors from nyc school of business? thank you very much. i happen to believe comedy and shurm a sign of intelligence. >> oh, thank you very much. >> what wr do youere do you stand on that? >> i guess i have to say yes. >> were you a funny kid growing up? >> i liked making people laugh but never anything i thought i could turn into a career. but, yeah, i grew up in south carolina. you know, the idea of being an actor or comedian, i grew up in a town of 8,000, bennettsville, south carolina. >> i know bennettsville. >> you know bennettsville? >> i how do you go about doing stand-up? >> looking for money. >> yes, this will be lucrative, doing open mikes. i was going to nyu.
friends that i had met there would just tell me, you're really funny when you tell stories, have you ever thought about doing like stand-up at a new talent night or something? and that happened a couple times. then i was like, maybe i will try this. and i did it. i really enjoyed it. that was almost 11 years ago. i have been doing it ever since. >> what has graduate school of business education done for you? >> well, it was just undergraduate school but it was -- it was a marketing major, so, you know marketing -- let's just say it's pretty easy. >> it's helped you market your dangerously delicious tour? maybe? >> no. >> interesting title, dangerously delicious. >> yes, i really like food a lot. whenever i tour, i make an effort to find really good places to eat. when you download the special, i put in a list of all the restaurants i went to on tour. >> what about bennettville south carolina -- >> bennettsville. >> clearly you haven't been
there. >> here we go, gayle, we're going to go. where should we eat there? >> there's a restaurant called dairy dream that has delicious fried chicken. >> oh. >> when did you know -- you said you like to make people laugh. when did you know, i'm a success? did you have a moment where you say, i'm good? you have to tell it in less than 15 seconds. >> actually, five. >> well, you know, i -- last year i -- >> we have to go. thank you for coming. >> that was funny. >> maybe you could tweet about it. if you could tweet about it -- >> we go from women's fantasy to deliciously whatever it is. take a look at the people that made this week possible. here they are. >> never thought something like this would happen to him. bob's a normal guy. not normal now. >> 16 people dead. you're telling me he remembers none of that? >> that's correct. >> uproar over the shooting deft an unarmed teen trayvon martin continued. >> by him confronting him, did he become the aggressor? >> arrest george zimmerman today.
>> the killer is still walking free. >> our son did not commit any crime. >> we want an arrest. we want george zimmerman arrested for this crime. >> breaking news out of france. in the last few minutes, police have have confirmed mohammad merah is dead. >> it's not going to be played this way going forward. >> the nfl had to take a stand and say, we don't promote this we don't condone it. we put a stop to it immediately. >> core idea is we want to get ahead of a debt crisis. >> paul ryan wants to privatize medicare. >> when we moderate, we don't win elections. >> thank you illinois. what a night. >> the fall campaign everything changes. it's almost like an etch-a-sketch. >> my candidacy doesn't hinge on whether the employment rate goes up or down. >> well, it will be in november. >> would it will all rightfy came home with you? >> please. >> irish heritage. >> this will have a special place of honor a longside my birth certificate. >> i love the way irish
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-- inner harbor -- >> mic on -- >> it is 5 minutes before 9:00. as you can see live from our harbor cam the fog is still hanging around although the sun is working on it, tim williams is over in the first warning weather. >> we have a daytime high of 81. we will be challenging a record of 82. then 73 tomorrow, 60 on sunday, a chance of showers and thunderstorms tomorrow and right on through sunday afternoon, 65 on monday, 58 on tuesday and then 65 on wednesday, don. >> thank you. in the news this morning a howard county high school
student fighting back after a masked man attacks him right outside his school. the whole thing was caught on camera and now the video has gone viral on the internet. monique griego has the story. >> reporter: good morning, everyone, the attacker was there to apparently confront the teen for allegedly picking on his relative but he got more than he bargained for. the shocking fight happens in just seconds, the man in blew wearing a ski mask swings at a student but in 1 punch the student knocks him out. police say he came to confront the student for picking on his relative. they are going to file charges on the masked man and his relative. >> this goes up in flames. investigators are still trying to figure out what set it off. nobody was hurt. a theft ring is being broken up by police here in maryland and among the stolen items tide laundry detergent. the 4 men there were arrested after police found a back room
of a barber shop filled with stolen goods, detectives say more people are using tide on the street to buy drugs, a currency that can't be traced. now some stores are thinking about putting censors on every bottle to protect the merchandise. more than a dozen pets are rescued from a home in bellaire, animal control seized 17 cats and dogs including two that were dead. the human main society says this is not the first time. last summer she was fined for having too many pets. once they complete this investigation they will be up for adoption. a second republican presidential hopful is making a stop hire. newt gingrich will visit annapolis next week. mitt romney visited there briefly. maryland's primary is tuesday, and the third with early voting tomorrow. ocean city is trying to sweeten up the summer offering free events every night of the
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