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good morning. it is tuesday, july 31st 2012. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. mitt romney makes a major speech this morning as he wraps up his overseas trip. and one young american swimmer brings home the gold while michael phelps looks ahead to a big day in london. and i'm gayle king. the midwest braces for triple-digit temperatures. we'll take you inside the secret process for picking a presidential running mate. first, as we do every morning, we begin with a look at today's "eye-opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> solidarity was a great movement that freed a nation and it's with solidarity that america and poland face the future. >> mitt romney wraps up a
three-day overseas tour. >> his presidential campaign is still trying to recover from a number of gaffs, this time in the middle east. >> after insulting britain, he tried to praise israel but it back-fired. >> probably romney's worst gaffe was when he visited buckingham palace and said to queen elizabeth, "you call this a house?" >> he had kind of an evil or diabolical presence to him. >> james holmes the accused colorado movie theater gunman formally charged with 21 counts of first-degree murder two for each victim. >> and 116 counts of attempted murder, two each for the 58 people who were injured. from india, a massive power failure has hit northern and eastern regions of the country. officials say 600 million people are without electricity. ultimately the issue is not whether assad will step down but when, and that will happen. >> missy franklin is the first individual, yes! >> i had a blast at it. it was so much fun. >> they're all saying it's okay
it's okay, but -- >> it's not okay. >> china takes two olympic games in a row! a swimmer in massachusetts is recovering from a shark attack off of cape cod. the man was bitten in both legs. the proposal was on the scoreboard in center but she was off getting beverages. >> all that -- >> did you breast-feed? >> gosh you're so annoying. >> barack obama's story -- >> let me finish! let me finish! >> all that matters. >> you can't control the big dog. he goes where he wants to go and says what he wants to say. >> are you referring to me or bill clinton? >> on "cbs this morning." >> i'll tell you, there's nothing like the thrill of seeing team usa triumph in an internet headline and then wait for it to be confirmed on nbc seven hours later. i mean, the suspense -- captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." republican presidential candidate mitt romney heads back to the united states today after a week-long overseas trip.
he made one final speech in poland's capital this morning. >> meanwhile, critics are still focusing on some controversial comments that romney said while in israel. jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in warsaw. >> reporter: well, good morning, charlie and gayle. romney has gotten a warm welcome here in poland as he did in israel. he's speaking now. this speech is full of praise and admiration for the polish struggle for liberty. >> in a turbulent world, poland stands as an example and a defender of freedom. >> reporter: in warsaw romney continued to suggest that if elected president, he would be a stronger defender of america's allies. >> i believe it's critical to stand by those who have stood by america. it is for us in this generation and beyond to show all the world what free people and free economies can achieve for the good of all. >> reporter: he found a receptive audience for that
message in poland, which has had a strained relationship with the obama administration. the white house canceled a missile defense system when moscow rejected and president obama told dmitry medvedev he would have more flexibility in a second term. romney was invited to poland by solidarity legend lech walesa who after their meeting endorsed him and implored him to win. he also met with donald tuck and visited a memorial to honor troops and crowds filled the streets. >> beautiful. >> reporter: but the warm welcome was overshadowed by comments he made at a fund-raiser before leaving israel. talking to major donors, he talked about what he sees as cultural differences between the palestinian and israeli people that made israel more successful. a spokesman for mahmoud abbas called romney's comments racist. the white house saw an opening to criticize romney. >> one of the challenges of being an actor on the
international stage, particularly when you're traveling to such a sensitive part of the world, is that your comments are very closely scrutinized, and it is clear that there are some people who have taken a look at those comments and are scratching their heads a little bit. >> reporter: you're starting to see some of the campaign's frustrations spill out. romney visited the tomb of the unknown soldier this morning, and as he left reporters shouted questions at him about the palestinians and their response. he didn't answer. an aide told reporters to show respect, that it was a holy site for the polish people but the questions continued and the aide told reporters to shove it. he later called to apologize, saying he lost his cool and his remarks were inappropriate. jan crawford cbs news warsaw poland. at the summer olympics there were some hits and some misses monday for the american team, while the performance of one chinese athlete raises questions. >> here's the medal count this morning. china and the ruz tied for the lead with 17 medals.
china has nine gold medals the u.s. has five. japan is in third place with 11 medals, followed by italy and france. mark phillips is watching all the action in london and joins us live to bring us up to date. good morning to you, mark phillips. >> good morning, gayle. well, what would an olympics be without a doping scandal, and it seems we've got one. it involves the chinese swimmer whose results for some are too good to be true. it wasn't just that she won, it was how she won. ye shiwen the 16-year-old chinese swimmer, was fast too fast. her final leg in the 400-meter individual medley was quicker than the winning men's time by u.s. swimmer ryan lochte. hmm. one of the most respected swim coaches in the business american john leonard, was quoted saying "every time we see something unbelievable history shows us that it turns out there was doping involved." y y ye herself credited chinese
training method. it's an old argument. the london games have set up the most exhaustive drug testing program ever. all will be tested for 240 banned substances but the dopers, if that's what they are, always seem a step ahead of the doping police. >> in lane 5! >> reporter: while controversy swirled around the pool there was some american success in it. teenager missy franklin won gold in the 100-meter backstroke and with her parents cheering from poolside, is looking like the future of u.s. swimming. >> just seeing my parents, whoo it means the world to me that they can be here and i know god has given me so much. and for them to be here and them to watch and be with me and experience it it's so special. >> reporter: it was an american one-two with matthew grevers and nick thoman winning gold and silver in the men's 100-meter backstroke, but it was the fuss in gymnastics where the u.s. team, which has qualified first, finished a disappointing fifth in the finals. the team event was won by guess who, the chinese. and to finish on another
controversial note some american athletes have been complaining about not being able to promote their own sponsors because of an olympic rule that only official game sponsors can be showcased here. >> the olympic ideal and the olympic reality are now different. >> reporter: remember when the olympics used to be about amateurs, and at least that was the idea then. now it seems to be about competing sponsorship. and if we can digress for a moment and go back to sports michael phelps is poised on the cusp of history. if he wins his two events today, he will be the most medaled olympian in history, currently at 17. >> mark phillips thank you. bill rhoden is with us now, sports columnist for "the new york times." good morning, bill. >> hey, charlie, how are you? >> so we've got controversy here. first, the chinese swimmer, what did you think of that? >> well, i think as mark was saying, this wouldn't be the summer games unless you had doping controversy. you know i'm always a you're
innocent before proven guilty. and i'm thinking about this and i'm thinking maybe lochte needs to swim faster you know what i'm saying? you know but that's the problem, maybe -- >> well he can swim pretty fast. >> well, well maybe it's not fast enough, obviously! [ laughter ] but you know what i mean, but still, we always look to these games to a u.s.-centric prism, so of course, it can't be that this young 16-year-old just turned out a great performance, it's that you know it's that something had to be wrong, you know. >> give her the benefit of the doubt until we know otherwise. well said. >> yeah. >> how about michael phelps do you give him the benefit of the doubt as well? >> well you have to. but you know the issue we have in the united states is that we are marketing, we are the best marketers on the planet, you know, which is why you have a lot of athletes complain about not being able to promote their sponsors. and you know michael, he's in kind of a terrible predicament in that, you know you heard
missy franklin. she was just so happy because she won. well, everybody's expecting phelps to win, and so there's almost no joy, because if he wins he's only doing what everybody's expecting him to do. so, and today is a huge day. if he does not win and win kind of overwhelmingly these two events, it's one thing, charlie, it is one thing for them to say, oh, he's the most medaled person, but are they going to be saying he's the best swimmer in the world? and i think that's the thing. and if he doesn't turn out a dominating performance today, we'll be saying well yeah he's won more medals but he's not the greatest swimmer of all time. >> we'll be saying he had a great olympics in china. >> yeah. oh, god, he won a bronze. >> i know and a bronze still is not a bad thing, bill rhoden but i heard the phrase yesterday for the first time of phelps fatigue. could that possibly be true? >> well yeah. by the way, hey, gayle. >> hey. >> yeah, you know what yeah. but i think the fatigue is that
he has been carrying on his shoulders this whole massive weight of having to be not just great, but greater than imagination, you know. and i think a lot of times, particularly our athletes because they are so high up by the time they get, let's say to the olympics they are fatigued. they're just weary, and i think you're seeing ryan lochte have the same type of thing. it's one thing to be saying oh, you know he's a good swimmer, but now, all of a sudden you are expected to not just be good, but great every time out. so yeah i do i think that phelps is weary, is fatigued but guess what? he's made a lot of money. and so come on, get over it you know suck it up. >> yeah, yeah. >> now, one last question -- >> but that's harsh. >> would you be -- >> but these are the olympics. >> would you be advising these athletes to stop tweeting? >> it depends on -- if i'm their coach, absolutely just cut it
out. i mean you had the u.s. soccer goalie get into a confrontation with brandi -- >> hope solo and brandi chastain, yeah. >> and i mean, how ridiculous is that? you know she's telling brandi chastain how to do her job. in other words, don't criticize us get on board. brandi chastain is doing her job. she's basically offering a critique, and you've got our goalie twittering while she's supposed to be focusing on winning the gold medal, which by the way, they haven't done. at least brandi chastain can say, you know what we won the gold medal, you guys have not yet. so -- >> all right. >> win something first. >> thank you, my friend. bill rhoden from chicago. colorado prosecutors threw the book at james holmes on monday, the alleged gunman in the aurora massacre was charged twice for each of the victims, 142 counts in all. >> we also heard from holmes in court for the first time. he said one word, "yes," when asked if it was okay to postpone
an upcoming hearing. as john blackstone reports, the courtroom was packed. >> reporter: with their wounds still bandaged some of the victims of the theater shooting entered the colorado courtroom to see the accused gunman formally charged. this time cameras were barred from the courtroom, but holmes seemed little different from his first appearance a week ago. maryellen hansen said she had to be there. >> it made me very resentful and angry that he would do this to so many people. >> reporter: hanson's niece is ashley moser. she was shot in the neck and is paralyzed. she had a miscarriage and her 6-year-old daughter, veronica was the youngest person killed in the shooting. >> ashley it's going to be a long recovery. ashley ashley's very aware of what's going on right now. i think at this time she has to receive a little bits and pieces of things because it is such a shock. >> reporter: to keep the option of pursuing either the death penalty or life in prison prosecutors filed charges under
two different state laws. the result is that for 12 deaths holmes faces 24 charges of first-degree murder and 116 attempted murder charges for the 58 who were wounded. when told he could face the death penalty, holmes had no reaction. >> he had a poker face on the whole time. >> reporter: what's that like to see someone who's done so much harm to your family? >> it just seems so cold-blooded, very indifferent about human life. >> reporter: but the resilience of human life has also been evident since the shooting. one more victim has been released from the hospital and one has come off the critical list, leaving ten victims hospitalized, three of them critical. for "cbs this morning," john blackstone centennial, colorado. a new report that may come out later this week congressional republicans put much of the blame for the "fast and furious" gun-tracking operation on five federal officials. as first reported by cbs news "fast and furious" tried to track thousands of guns from the u.s. to drug cartels in mexico.
hundreds of weapons were lost and some ended up at crime scenes. the report says the former director of the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms had the opportunity to shut down the operation but did not. syria's government has stepped up its assault on rebel forces in syria's largest city aleppo. opposition troops are claiming a number of victories outside the city, but casualties are growing and hundreds of thousands are fleeing the city. charlie d'agata filed this report from inside syria. >> reporter: what's clear is that the battle for aleppo is raging on. what is less clear is who's winning. syrian state television said that syrian forces had recaptured the southwest part of aleppo but what we've heard from a former colonel who defected just last week who's helping to coordinate the rebel effort there is that the rebels are holding strong. in fact he says that they're making progress going neighborhood by neighborhood only finding resistance at certain areas like government buildings and bridges, and then they are prone and vulnerable to
snipers being penned in by heavy bombardment. but the rebels did score a victory just northwest of aleppo. they overran a government outpost and they captured something between eight and ten tanks, a lot of trucks with ammunition and weapons, desperately needed weapons. and more importantly, it also opens up a strategic supply line potentially between turkey and aleppo that they've been fighting for. now, we've heard a series of explosions in this area. residents here have suggested that it was in retaliation for overrunning that government outpost, but what we heard from rebel forces what it is actually is those very tanks being used against the syrian army. for "cbs this morning," i'm charlie d'agata in aleppo province, syria. time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. india's second giant blackout in two days. power grids collapsed in northern and eastern india,
leaving 600 million people without electricity this morning. monday's similar power outage affected more than 300 million indians. the irish independence has made vinci one of ireland's most beloved authors died yesterday after an illness. she sold many books during her career. several books, including "tara rogue" were best-sellers in america. maev binchy was 72 years old. youtube is expected to spend more on special channels. google has already spent $150 million to start dozens of new online channels. some channels are drawing viewers and advertisers, so google will invest another $200 million to upgrade and promote them. and "the cape cod times" in massachusetts has a new shark scare this morning. a swimmer says he was bitten on the legs on monday. sun-bathers on the shore saw a very large black fin in the water with him. the man narrowly escaped, but the doctors say he will not lose any limbs.
that's good news. another dangerous heat wave is hovering over the heartland. heat advisories and warnings will be in effect all this week in eight different states including arkansas oklahoma and louisiana. we've already seen record high heat and dangerous droughts across the country. david bernard is the chief meteorologist at our miami station. that would be cbs 4. david, hello to you. here's two questions -- how bad will it get and when is it going to end? >> gayle, it's hard to believe that it could get much worse than it's been really for most of this summer. let's start by looking at where the hottest temperatures are going to be today. and again, it's across the midwest. dallas 106. we're going for 109 in oklahoma city today. look at little rock 108. now, the heat at this time not reaching chicago for now, only 86 there, but st. louis, boy, has it been a rough summer. we're looking at temperatures around 103. now, a real key component of this drought is soil moisture
how dry is it out there? and when we take a look at this map, that's going to indicate that the same areas where we're seeing the most intense heat right now and where this heat wave is really going to be entered, that's where the soil's the driest where you see the colors in orange and red. and that's important for a couple of reasons, because when you get that low soil moisture it promotes two things high temperatures and low rainfall and it just creates a vicious cycle and those two things feed back on one another. and until we get a big change in this weather pattern, guys i don't think that these high temperatures, these drought conditions, are going to improve that much. >> you said it best at the top, david, 109, that is bad. >> pretty bad. >> thank you, sir. thank you. in tucson arizona, the people there are still cleaning up following a strong weekend rainstorm. the heavy monsoon-like rain and flooding that followed washed away the roads and stranded several cars. more than dozens of homes were damaged and three people had to be rescued by helicopter. the bad news is more rain is expected later this week. it
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26 minutes past 7:00. we'll have traffic right after the weather. >> it's 100% humidity. 70 temperature and 72% humidity. a little bit of fog. let's take a look at the forecast for today. high of 89, partly sunny and i want to look at the radar quick. we've had showers through the morning and i believe that's where the bulk of today's shower activity will be. now, here's sharon, wjztv traffic control good morning. >> hey there marty, good morning everyone. we did clear up the accident on 95 south bound approaching the beltway. we have an accident on the south side on the inner loop and a new one just near 95,
that one involving a motor cycle. another accident still blocking all lanes at sharon drive. speeds on 95 south bound very slow. 25 miles per hour is your average. beltway seems a bit slow on the beltway. brought to grow by pest control. call for a free inspection at 888-888-home. >> thank you. overnight crews began construction work downtown. mike alive with the story. >> reporter: good morning don, good morning everyone. reality has arrived in the placement of the first concrete retaining wall being built downtown. conway street was closed overnight to allow the cranes to lift the first of the 2 million pounds of wall into place to line the track. the course is similar to last year with small tweaks.
expect traffic troubles. the city says the major intersections will be done last to keep the disruption to a minimum. reporting live, wjz eyewitness news. back to you, don. >> thank you. we have new details in the discovery ofay body. according to the baltimore sun, the woman found decomposing has been identified as 41 -year-old christine. her body was found the 21st. white was arrested. police waiting test results. a major drug bust at a house. neighbors led them to the home where inside they found guns and 46 marijuana plants growing in the backyard. they arrested the homeowner. he faces seven felonies and if convicted he could spend up the 25 years in prison. should be back to normal today for thousands of people
from indoor smoking to sugar-filled sodas. critics call it regulation run amuck. this morning, as rebecca jarvis reports, the mayor's latest target is hospitals and baby formula. rebecca, good morning. >> and good morning to you, gayle and charlie. yes, it is baby formula. the citywide initiative is called "latch on nyc," encouraging women to breast-feed by limiting access to baby formula, only the latest in a series of health initiatives by the mayor. first it was trans fat, then smoking, then sugary drinks. now, new york city mayor michael bloomberg is going after the baby bottle. >> most of the public health officials around the country think that this is a great idea. >> reporter: beginning appropriately enough on labor day. 27 out of 40 new york city hospitals will keep infant formula under lock and key, encouraging more moms to breast-feed. mothers won't be denied formula, but those who want it will have
to hear about the benefits of breast-feeding. >> a mother has enough pressure on her just having a new baby and giving birth for the first time. she shouldn't have to worry about explaining her choices to anybody. >> reporter: the american academy of pediatrics recommends that mothers breast feed exclusively for the first six months. in new york 90% of mothers start out only breast-feeding, but by the time the baby reaches 2 months that figure drops to 31%. >> we encourage breast feeding. so, what we try to do is to educate our parents. >> reporter: flushing hospital medical center in queens is participating in the voluntary "latch on nyc" program part of a nationwide campaign to improve newborn health. >> we certainly want what's best for the babies. we want to prevent them from being ill. we want to prevent them from being admitted into the hospital. no one wants their newborn baby to be sick. >> reporter: in the past critics have lampooned the mayor's health initiatives, and this time some moms think he's gone too far. >> i don't think it should be
something that you know that is legislated by the government obviously. the mothers should have that choice. >> reporter: but bloomberg says mothers will still have that choice. >> if they can do it that's great, and if they can't, they can't. we're not making anybody do it we're suggesting. and the same thing with full-sugared drinks. >> reporter: under the program, participating hospitals will also enforce the requirement to provide formula for medical reasons only keep track of the number of bottles used monthly, and stop handing out free formula. and instead of formula ads, many moms will see this a poster promoting the advantages of breast feeding. >> all of these things add up. everything helps a little bit. >> reporter: more initiatives could be coming. bloomberg told reporters monday he's always looking for new ways to improve people's health. >> the fact that 8.4 million people in new york city are living three years longer and you don't think that's something to write about. i don't know what else to tell you. >> jeffrey kluger, science
editor for "time" magazine joins us. also, here's the question breast feeding is good for you? >> absolutely. >> some children may not do it easily. >> definitely. >> the mayor says you have a choice. >> right. >> he's just pointing out the benefits of breast feeding. >> right. >> what's the problem? >> well the problem is that when women have just given birth, they are in a uniquely susceptible, uniquely suggestible and fatigued position so they don't necessarily know that if formula isn't offered to them that fev the freedom to ask. there's nothing wrong with making the default position breast over formula. when you make the default the woman must ask rather than the option being offered to her, i think then you add one more hurdle in the difficulty -- >> so if you said to the new mother formula is available if breast-feeding is not for you, you'd be happy? >> absolutely. i think that makes a real difference. now, look the difference between this and the soda ban is that in the case of sodas, you're only hurting yourself.
in the case of secondhand smoke, in the case of breast over bottle, there's a second person involved. the baby's involved. so, it is important for health officials to take a look at this. >> but we just heard the mayor say, jeff, that he's always looking for ways to keep us healthy. >> right. >> and some people aren't doing the right job in their own lives in keeping us healthy. so, do you think that this is an overreach on his part? >> well the question always becomes how far have we overreached, but we embrace the idea of food and drug administration keeping our foods pure and safe. we embrace the idea that there are electrical standards your house has to meet before someone is allowed to live in it. >> right. >> so, for the state to step in and say these are the guidelines is a very good idea. to mix my metaphor a little, when the guideline becomes too high a speed bump i think that's when it becomes intrusive. so, this being just -- if this new policy is finessed just slightly, i think it will be spot on. >> new york city, by the way, is not alone in this. you have massachusetts and rhode island both outlawing sending
new moms home with baby formula. used to be they sent them home with a welcome packet and it's interesting, jeffrey, because one of the reasons that they say they're doing that is not to promote the commercial interests of the baby formula providers. but then the question becomes, well, you send patients home with clair ten and multiple other drugs. so shouldn't there be a blanket rule? >> yes, and it would be important to look at that in that situation. certainly, doctors as well are no longer allowed to give branded products branded merchandise to display on their desks in order to influence patients. again, i think it's especially important here because when you've come out of the hospital -- and this is the case of the fathers, too, but of course, they haven't gone through what the mothers have gone through -- you're sleep-deprived, you're facing this overwhelming, new responsibility, you're highly suggestible. if you put a mug in front of a mother and it says similac or
enfamil or whatever the other manufacturer is, that's probably the brand formula that woman is going to use for the next two years. >> and there's two big ones enfamil and similac, a small portion of the business that bristol-myers squibb and abbott labs do, but still, it's the kind of thing that we will likely be hearing from these companies on. we reached out to them for comment and haven't heard back yet, but it's the kind of thing we will likely hear from them because in a time like this where companies are trying to make more sales where the consumer has pulled back somewhat, they're going to make the argument that this is a problem for their business and they might even attach it to jobs. >> sure, absolutely and that's a legitimate concern. but again, i think the issue becomes making it clear to mothers that we are behind whatever choice you make. if the woman feels though when she's in the hospital that there's any judgment attack -- at "new york post," it's a
famously provocative newspaper, but they've framed it that a woman will get a talkingym to if they request formula. well, that's clearly not going to be the case but if the woman even feels like there's resistance or judgment associated with her request for formula, that's a problem and that's unfair. >> talking to never good. >> talking to never good. >> never good. thank you, jeffrey kluger. >> thank you very much. baltimore, maryland, did you know that? it's humid and very steamy day. down to the south there's showers but i think the rain down there is south and east of the metro today. we take a look at the forecast and it's 70 degrees now. 89 degrees the high. partly it is a risky combination, blistering temperatures and high school football. this morning we'll talk with two families who say their sons
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but last summer in twoa day practices in cycling heat, isaiah died. >> i just don't understand how this happened, because my son was in the hospital prior, the year prior he was hospitalized for heat exhaustion. >> with the same coaches. >> yes. >> and at the same school? >> yes. i still don't understand how he allowed it to happen for a second time. >> reporter: days later, georgia high school football star d. d.j.sersd.j.se d.j.searcy succumbed to the heat. the last time he was found alive was in this photo texted to his mom's phone. this is his dad. >> jacquelin received a text message from one of the kids who took a picture of our son laying on the floor and told us you need to check on your baby but we still hadn't heard from the coaches. no one -- when we tried to call the coaches, no one would answer the phone. >> reporter: later they learned
he had also collapsed after practice the night before and allegedly got no medical attention attention. authorities in both cases blame other conditions not the heat. isaiah had a sickle cell trait, and they claim d.j. had an undiagnosed heart condition, but their parents disagree. today they're announcing lawsuits over the school's alleged negligence. at least 78 football players in the u.s. have died of heat-related causes since 1975 7 last year alone. attorney benjamin crump represents isaiah and d.j.'s families. >> the nfl, the ncaa have more guidelines, more protections to protect adults than high schools have to protect children and that's definitely not acceptable. every doctor has said these deaths are completely avoidable. these children are dying because people aren't watching the signs. >> reporter: experts say if heat victims are simply immersed in a
cold bath within ten minutes of collapse they all survive. university of georgia researchers michael ferrera says all states should adopt guidelines from the national athletic trainers association. >> the first five days of football practice or of any practice, for that matter there's a maximum of two hours and no equipment except for a helmet and a sort of football. >> reporter: oven seven states have adopted the safety guidelines, which include having an athletic trainer and an ice pack on site. >> there is no winning for the life of my child, anyone's child. he paid the ultimate price. >> i just wish i had my son here, you-9know? >> reporter: georgia passed the safety guidelines only after d.j.'s death. for "cbs this morning," sharyl attkisson, atlanta. choosing a vice presidential candidate is a big job, so what does it take to be the next joe
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>> so that's greg. he's sitting there, just sort of chilling in the seats. he was going to propose toñi his girlfriend, erica, at wrigley field in chicago. it popped up on the giant screen, but erica's up getting the beers and completely misses it. so, greg's a little bummed but he saves the day gets down on his knee the old-fashioned way, giving her the ring and it looks like she said yes. >> go for it greg. >> but i'm thinking why wouldn't greg say, erica, now's not the time to go get the beer? maybe you should sit there. >> did he know when it was coming up? >> i don't know. it looked like he was waiting. i can't imagine, charlie, you doing a public proposal. >> i would not. every day, americans are using a smartphone or other device and trying to walk at the same time. this can be a dangerous combination. >> so how do you take care of important business on the phone and keep yourself safe? this morning we'll show you why texting and walking does not mix. one city is taking tough measures to stop people from doing it. this is cbs. with fifteen or more headache days a month, you miss out on your life.
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sharon's watching the roads, marty with your first warning weather. >> what we're seeing is shower activity down to route 50 corridor. here's baltimore. not worried about seeing really the on and off showers we had yesterday. partly sunny and seasonably warm and high of 89. here's sharon. wjz traffic control. >> hi, good morning everyone. three accidents on major roadways. two of them on the beltway, one of the inner loop between 95 and south west boulevard. delays down to the beltway because of an earlier accident. an accident involved an
overturned vehicle blocking route 30. take business instead. there's a look at 95 speeds and speeds on the beltway. there's a live look at mountain road. this is brought to you by the cochran firm. call 1800 the firm. >> track construction for the grand prix of baltimore has officially started. here's mike with the story. >> reporter: reality has arrived with the placement of the first concrete retaking walls. conway street was closed overnight to allow semis and cranes to lift the first of 20 to millions pound of wall. expect some traffic troubles but the city says the major intersections will be done last to keep the disruption to a minimum. back to you, don. >> thank you very much.
i'm really glad that you're asking me these types of questions. >> why is that? >> it's important that you know exactly what you're getting. >> do you think she's ready to be president? >> i don't think she's going to be ready on january 20th but i think she has the smarts to get there eventually. >> give me the bottom line. >> high risk, high reward. >> you shouldn't have told me that! >> why not? >> i've been a risk-taker all my life. >> i remember that movie, high risk, high reward. the hbo movie "game change" showed us what it takes for a presidential campaign to check out a potential vice
presidential candidate. it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. >> and i'm charlie rose. mitt romney will have to choose his running mate some time in the next three weeks, so we can be fairly sure that some potential candidates are going through the vetting process right now. >> jason zengerle is a contributing editor at "gq" magazine. he put himself through the process and writes about it in "gq's" latest issue and he joins us at the table this morning. hello. >> how are you? >> i was fascinated, because this was the description that evan bye says it's like having a colonoscopy, except they use a hubble telescope on you, and i just thought yikes! does it hurt? >> it was uncomfortable, put it that way. they ask for everything from your college records, transfers and s.a.t. scores and that's uncomfortable. where it's really uncomfortable is the personal questions. >> like? >> have you always been faithful to your wife? >> yes. even though i could answer all the questions comfortably, it was still uncomfortably answering them. have you ever paid for sex?
are there any sex tapes? >> and the answer was? >> no, no and no no. >> and do you think people told the truth on all these questionnaires? >> i think it's built on a good-faith assumption that you're going to tell the truth, because i think the belief is that the truth will eventually come out and the campaign do this vetting because they don't want to be caught unprepared. they want to know everything there is to know so when it does come out, they are prepared to respond. so, i think that you know there's no way to force these people to tell the truth, but i think the hope is that they will, because if they don't, it might come back to bite them in the end. >> and how do they ask the questions? are they uncomfortable when they're asking? is he like looking -- >> no. >> what is it like? >> it's very matter of fact almost the way a doctor would ask a question i think. there's no sort of hint of the awkwardness on their part. it's just, you know they're just there to get the facts. and my vetter for this story was ted frank, who i think he saw briefly in that "game change" clip. he was the person who vetted sarah palin, so that's been his
experience doing it and he just asked the questions very matter of factually. >> and is it different from the kinds of things that you prepare for for a confirmation hearing and what you're asked to produce for a confirmation hearing? >> it's similar. i think it's more invasive than that. >> it's more of the personal aspect aspect. >> in terms of the personal aspect, just in terms of the thoroughness of it. it's similar, but it goes further. we know much more about the vice presidential candidate than -- well, we don't know but the campaigns know much more about it than you ever do about a presidential candidate. the presidential candidate manages to avoid this process. it's the vice presidential candidate who goes through it. >> and dick cheney has suggested that perhaps the sarah palin process was less than perfect. >> yeah. i mean it's little ironic coming from cheney, since he picked himself in 2000. but the palin process, obviously in hindsight it was less than perfect, but i think -- and this is something ted frank stays in my story. he was the person who did it. he said they found everything there was to be found and they gave that information to the
political people in the mccain campaign and the mccain people thought it was worth the risk i mean, the high risk high reward scenario. so they weren't caught ann wear by anything such as trooper gate or anything -- >> the pregnancy, they knew all about that. >> they knew bristol was pregnant. all this came out and the mccain people still thought it was doing. it's a question of whether the vet was unsuccessful in the choice. >> what would be interesting here is -- and you can't do this -- is to find out how certain presidential nominees have disqualified certain potential vice presidential nominees and on what basis. >> yeah, and that's -- you're never going to find that out, because it's guarded with such secrecy secrecy. i mean no one would agree to the vetting process if they suspected this would leak out. you only go into it with the assumption that it's going to be kept confidential, because you really are opening up your entire life to them. >> do you know if they've changed the vetting process after they went through sarah palin? because i was reading that after every candidate, once they learned something, then the rules change. >> yeah that is a problem with the vetting process, is you're
always vetting for the last problem and you're not really aware of the one that's going to come down the pike. i mean i think with sarah palin, i think there was always the assumption before this that if you were up for a vice presidency, you probably knew a fair amount about the world. it would be, you could assume they knew something about current events. i think now there will probably be a current events question on this vice presidential vetting. >> i would think there would be more because of all the questions that got sarah palin in trouble, would be questions that they would want to make sure they had a firm grasp on. >> i think that's exactly right. >> do we know anything about romney's vetting process so far and who he might be talking to, other than he's announced marco rubio was one of the favorites. >> no and beth myers, who's one of his longtime aides, she's running it and they're keeping it, you know very quiet, very hush-hush. i think, you know, there's a lot of speculation as to who's on the list but there's certainly nothing official from the romney campaign about it and that's the way these things have been run in the past you know 12 years. you pick someone who has a lot of, you know trust from the candidate, and they're in charge of it. >> yeah, this reminds me we had
a segment here about the cia have somebody who can determine whether or not somebody's lying. >> telling the truth, yeah. >> whether you include somebody like that there is almost as a kind of personal lie detector test. >> yeah, i think that's -- >> but you're suggesting you think people always tell the truth because they believe in the confidentiality of the process. >> yeah, and i think you have to. ambition is a strange thing, but i think that you can't assume that your lie is going to not get caught at some point. >> there is a history with this story, and it's about a president and a man who became president and some of the powers that be came to see him and said is there anything in your record that would disqualify you, we should know about? and he said excuse me let me go in the other room. he went in the other room to think about continued came back later. he was elected and then later disqualified and embarrassed by whatever they found out. >> why do you think the progress is so rigorous if conventional wisdom says people don't pick a candidate based on their vice presidential choice? >> well, i think it's a damage
control process. you're not necessarily picking a candidate based on the vice presidential choice but if you pick a terrible vice presidential candidate, that could harm you. and i think sarah palin is sort of the cautionary tale there. so, you're trying to not do any damage, and that's what the vetting process is really about, making sure you don't pick someone who's going to blow up later on. >> so, finally, what was the hardest question for you to answer? >> i didn't remember what my s.a.t. scores were. i had to look that up. >> that was it? that was the hardest question for you? >> i'm a very boring -- >> you live a much cleaner life than most. >> i was going to say, you're doing okay. so if the opportunity presents itself itself, i guess you could pass. >> yeah, but no one wou there is a little bit of
moisture. high of 89 today and partly sunny. partly cloudy and 72 overnight. rain back in the forecast tomorrow with a high o it's a growing hazard on sidewalks and commuter platforms across the country. this morning, we'll take a look at why so many people are walking distracted and paying a very high price. whoops! that's the story. wow. when we come back. you're watching "cbs this morning." we're at the exclusive el chorro lodge in paradise valley, arizona where tonight we switched their steaks with walmart's choice premium steak. it's a steakover! this is perfect. the meat is really good. one of the best filets i've had. see look how easy that is to cut. these are perfectly
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nbc edited out of those opening ceremonies a tribute, a dance tribute to the victims of the london subway bombings and instead ran a ryan seacrest interview with swimmer michael phelps. >> why would you do that? >> nbc sports issued this statement, saying "our program is tailored for the u.s. television audience." >> if everything in the olympics had to be for the american audience, why not go all way? instead of a parade of nations, 99% of which aren't america, don't bother showing us all 200
countries, just give us i don't know, the all-lebron parade! instead of just 007 picking up the queen, why not have rambo storm the place and pick up some american royalty? that's what i'm talking about! seriously. sometimes we can be so -- >> seriously is a way of putting it in perspective. how many times have you seen this? somebody on the street texting or talking on a smartphone with their head down. it can be a serious danger to themselves and certainly to others. >> the latest government figures show pedestrian deaths in america rose by 4.2% last year injuries shot up 19%. seth doane is here to show us what officials are doing to stop it. good morning. >> good morning to you. injuries to distracted walkers have quadrupled in the past seven years, according to emergency room numbers and that's likely a low estimate because either patients don't admit a cell phone was involved or doctors don't include that sort of detail on hospital reports.
safety experts say distracted walking is a growing problem. as a nation, we sent 12.2 million texts a month in 2000. by 2009 135 billion a month, so many, it seems, we barely have time for anything else. so, we multitask, or at least we try to. bloopers posted online reveal that can mean walking into fountains or upstaging a reporter's live shot. then, there are the far more serious missteps. this video shows a distracted man talking on his cell phone near a philadelphia area train station. he stumbles and falls on to the tracks. luckily, no train was approaching at the time. more than 1,100 people wound up in hospital emergency rooms in the last year for injuries caused when walking and using a cell phone or electronic device. >> if you're on the phone, if you're text messaging, if you're
browsing the internet, our research suggests that that increases your risk of being hit by a car. >> reporter: professor david schwebel studies the problem at the university of alabama at birmingham. using a virtual world, his team can gauge response time and human error when crossing the street and texting. what's happening in our brains when we're texting and walking? >> walking actually involves a fair amount of complexity. our brain has to work hard to walk safely especially near traffic. our brain also has to work hard to text message. it has to think about what you're reading, how to respond, how to type. brains can only handle so much. if we give the brain too much to do, mistakes can happen. >> reporter: that's what ft. lee, new jersey police chief thomas ripoli found. 40 pedestrians in his district have been struck already this year. >> people texting on their cell phones and their ipods and they're not paying attention.
>> reporter: so, this spring the chief dusted off an anti-jaywalking law that had been on the books here since the 1950s. he told his officers to hand out $54 tickets to deter people from crossing the street illegally while texting. a number of municipalities have tried other methods. a no-texting ordinance at crosswalks in idaho, painted crosswalks in delaware, and padded lampposts in london. there's even an iphone app that displays the road below, but that doesn't do much for peripheral vision. >> she's not even looking up and she's in the middle of the street. >> she's shading her phone to see better. she's really putting herself at risk. >> reporter: we asked professor schwebel to show us what worries him at a busy new york city intersection. >> all of us think that we can handle it that we can text and walk at the same time. can some of us? >> good question. we do think that we're good at crossing the street and texting. our research suggests that it doesn't matter how experienced
you are. even the most experienced text messagers in our study made mistakes when they're distracted and crossing the virtual road. >> oh, my gosh i think you need to try that kg99ñ >> now, those of us who text receive on average more than 40 texts a day. and i'm guilty of this. i'm not just a reporter i'm totally guilty in this distracted texting and walking. >> i mean, i can think of the number of times each day you walk down the street and you see somebody that doesn't see you and they're walking right at you. >> absolutely, and that's one of the things professor schwebel said, we can look up when we cross the road, we're looking at traffic, but if we're still texting, we're not really paying attention, our brains are not really engaged. he says think of it as a glass of water. you're thinking about the weather, you're thinking about the emotion involved with the text and then crossing the street and a driver comes and it just overflows. >> and so this is a serious injury question. >> absolutely. >> i thought you said it well in the piece, seth when you said everybody thinks we can do it. you know it's like rub your head, do it at the same time
walk and chew gum. but the thing that frustrates me about this is it is 100% preventible. >> oh, it is. >> this does not have to happen. >> no you can just put down the phone, right? but we all do it. we're always multitasking. >> do you think this should be a code of conduct or by law? >> charlie, you know i'm very weary in any state, but i think ultimately it may have to be a law, because we are not going to change. >> that's why i was asking about the numbers. it is an alarming rise in the number of injuries. >> it is. >> yeah. >> quadrupleingquadrupling. >> people in cars distracted by doing it. we know that. >> a lot of the experts said it's like with the cell phones. for a long time we knew there was a problem with driving and cell phone use, but people weren't keeping track of the numbers. it's the same thing with this and now people are just starting to report. >> all right. to be continue ed for sure. d.l. hughley is famous for speaking his mind and making is laugh. does he text and walk at the same time? i'll bet yes. he's here to tell us why he wants a lot of people to well, shut up. he's joining us next on "cbs
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now south bound bell air road blocking the lane. route 30 at the circle. an accident at philadelphia road. still slow on 95 south bound averaging only 23. speeds in the 30th on the topside of the beltway and another lookout side. traffic is brought to you by bill's carpet there. bill's has got it all for you. back to you, don. >> the grand prix of baltimore now one month away. a lot of work to be done between now and then. here's mike with the story. >> reporter: after bits and starts reality has arrived with placements of the first concrete retaining walls. conway street was closed overnight to allow the semis and cranes to lift the first of
22 million pounds of wall that line the track. of course, similar to last year with small tweaks. they expect traffic trouble but the major intersections will be done last to keep the disruptions to a minimum. reporting from downtown, back to you, don. >> an investigation underway. ocean city police say a man has targeted several women he's seen drunk and walking alone. he forces each woman to the ground and tries to sexually force them. howard county police are investigating a fatal accident. they say a 42 year old woman was killed as her truck crashed into a tree. it happened around 9:30 last night. nobody else in the truck. still no word on why her truck went off the road. stay with wjz 13, maryland's news station. a doctor's exciting discovery in the search for a cure for leukemia. and the most memorable 60
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." a doctor at washington university in st. louis is making a very important transition from doctor to patient. dr. lukas wartman was diagnosed with cancer after dweegt his life to studying the disease that had no known cure. so, a group of doctors got together and convinced wartman to try something that had never been done before. >> i don't know that i'm a special doctor or a special patient or a little bit of both. i'm a leukemia doctor studying leukemia who has also been battling the disease for now almost a decade. that last year in medical
school, i was diagnosed with acute leukemia. my doctors were all optimistic that the leukemia had been cured by the chemotherapy alone, but at the end of my first year of oncology fellowship i started having kind of the same symptoms again but was treated with chemotherapy and the leukemia promptly went into remission again. the next two years was feeling pretty good. and then last summer i just started again. >> my league tim ley, called me on the phone and said lukas has relapsed, we've got to figure out something to do. and we both very quickly agreed you know we need to think about if we can get him into this study and actually sequence his genome. >> and it took me a second to answer "yes." >> genetic sequencing essentially means that we take a very close look at the information that's encoded in every one of our body cells. we all have the genome.
these collections of dna basically encode who we are and how we work. so, this is a technique that we've applied. and in the last few years, to try and understand what goes wrong in certain types of cancer. and if we can figure that out for every patient, it may give us some clues as to how best to treat that particular patient. do they need a bone marrow transplant? do they simply need a different type of chemotherapy? we actually found a gene that was turned on way, way more than it should have been in a normal cell, about 800 fold more than it should have been. and even more excitingly one of my research associates, a guy named malachi griffith actually found out that there was a drug that we could possibly use to turn that gene off. >> i had been very fortunate and my last bout of leukemia to have been in the right place at the right time so in that way, i guess i'm special. >> and we welcome dr. lukas
wartman and dr. john dipersio, one of dr. wartman's physicians. thank you for coming here. how do you feel? >> i feel okay. i'm still pretty fatigued is my main complaint, but otherwise, i feel generally pretty well. >> and about your future you say it's unchartered waters. >> yeah. i grow more optimistic by the day, as i'm able to work more get back in the swing of things of doing the research that i do and hopefully, i'll be seeing patients again soon. >> it's an extraordinary story of a man who has dedicated his life to cancer research. and in the very speciality that he has, he discovers that he has the disease. >> that's right. >> remarkable. and today, we find that, and it's a story of science, that science now offers possibilities that you might not have imagined
when you began your medical studies, for sure. >> yeah this technology wasn't available just ten years ago when i was finishing up medical school. >> tell me about genome sequencing and where it might be leading us in medicine. >> well i think that it's still at the discovery phase, because we're not used to handling hundreds of millions of data points. so, normally, when you diagnose a patient, you get a few bits of clinical information, you prognosticate or you assess the prognosis of the patient and then proceed with therapy. in this case the discovery platform is almost infinite. there are literally billions of bits of information generated, so you have to unravel the discovery platform and move forward. it's going to be complicated. >> okay, but let's understand why there's excitement about this. i mean this was a huge front-page story in "the new york times," and the medical community knows about it. leukemia is one of those places
where there's breakthrough. >> so, we think we're making progress. we're understanding the genetics and genomics of leukemia and we started probably -- we had a little bit of a head start over other tumors because tumors are accessible in the bone marrow and the blood, so we could access them. and we asked them specific and pointed questions about what the genetics and genomics were and we actually set out to answer these questions using very complicated and technically challenging platforms, including dna sequencing and -- >> and as a medical technique, genome sequencing will soon cost about $1,000 within several years. >> it's still expensive, but it may be less expensive in the future, in the order of several thousand dollars but the challenge will be the informatics analysis, the handling of all this information which will have to be automated for this to be cheap in the future. >> how fast could we have the capacity to make this kind of thing available? >> well, i think in two or three years, even without all the money in the world, it's going to happen that we're going to do
extensive genomic analyses of most patients with cancer. >> of any kind. >> of any kind. >> am i going too far to say that we are on the precipice of developing ways to treat cancer that we have not had before and offering hope to millions of people over the next five years? >> yes. >> i'm going too far or not? >> you're not going too far, but we have to be careful. this is going to be still for the next few years a work in progress. there's a lot of information and work that has to be done to figure out what all these mutations mean and how to intervene. >> obviously, this is dramatic because your research and you're living with the disease, you know that you were studying. how did you -- tell me about the emotion of all that. >> it's hard to describe. i mean my life is just really wrapped up and wrapped around leukemia, and there's no kind of
separation now between my personal life and my professional life. so, in a way, it's surreal still thinking about myself having this disease, just because i kind of tend to think about taking care of patients doing research, and that's really what i want my focus to be rather than thinking about my own, you know, problems or my own prognosis. >> and what's the best thing that your prognosis might be? that you would eradicate leukemia as a disease that you're living with? >> mm-hmm. >> and is it bigger than 50/50, do you think? >> right now? >> yeah. >> for myself personally? >> mm-hmm. >> it's hard to say. i really think that we're in unchartered waters using a novel therapy that hasn't been tested in other patients with my disease. so far, the transplants has
shown that i have an indication that i could perhaps be citing the tumor, so i think everything is -- >> it's a good sign. >> yeah exactly. so, we're cautiously optimistic but it's too hard i think to pinpoint an exact number. i mean there still is a pretty serious threat that the leukemia could come back. >> and yet, at the same time you're one of the pioneers of where we might be in terms of leading in cancer. >> yeah, so he may actually be part of how anyone's recurrent leukemia's treated in the future. god forbid it's his own, but anyone's, so we want to keep lukas around because he's going to be contributing to our understanding of this disease and better treatments in the future. >> thank you for coming. extraordinary stuff. thank you. >> thank you. >> good luck to you. >> thank you. d.l. hughley is here in studio 57. he says america has a dope
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♪ hey, d.l. hughley truly is the king of comedy. his unapologetic point of view has made him one of the most popular comics of tv radio and film. his brand-new book is called well "i want you to shut the *bleep* up: how the audacity of dopes is ruining america." d.l. hughley is here in the studio. hey, d.l. hughley. >> hey, girl. you look lovely in that green. >> thank you very much. i'm thinking it's a catchy title, but did you have to go there? >> sure. >> of all the titles, why that one? >> because that's what i say at home when i see somebody sounding off. like when i watch tv and they go, why doesn't this dude just shut up? and plus i just wanted to see if i could get you to say it on national tv. >> yes and you cannot.
but see, you raise an interesting question, that you sit and you look at tv and say why don't they stop talking, but you also say there's a difference between disrespect and disagreement. >> sure. >> so, when you use language like "shut the "f" up", that's not disrespect and disagreement. it sort of goes against what you want to do. >> it's a conversation i had with myself as the title of the book. when i'm having dialogue with somebody, i'm certainly respectful of their opinions but if they go somewhere i'm not uncomfortable going there, too. i think what tends to happen is people feel so secure and so certain that they're right, so therefore, you must be wrong. and so they feel inclined to disrespect you because they feel on some levels superior to you. >> but at an early edge d.l. you said that from the time you stepped on the stage with a microphone -- >> right. >> -- it for you was like breathing. it's sort of like the light showed up in your life. >> absolutely. >> you knew you were at home on stage because why? >> because you know coming from where i came from and i think this is a typical story, i feel bad for the cats that used to have a lot of money and girls,
because i knew that i would do something, and i just waited for that call. and when i picked up the microphone i instantly knew this is what i had been waiting for my entire life and it was deja vu. i think it saved my life. i'm in love with comedy. >> because? >> because -- >> because? >> i imagine in some cultures, if something saves your life you're indebted to it forever, and i think that's what comedy did. >> here you are in fifth grade -- >> right. >> clearly, you got in a little bit of trouble. >> a little bit. my mother's calling out right now, a little bit? >> but your teacher changed your life. >> yeah, yeah. >> you said you learned how to learn because he -- what did he say? >> he said never be -- i was, you know, i think i had a typical experience where you were supposed to be seen and not heard. >> yes. >> and you would always hear just do as "say and not as i question, don't ask why. and that was drummed into my head because i was a bit of a smart mouth. and i was in the midst of -- he
was saying something and i started to ask a question and i said, oh i'm not supposed to ask why. he said always ask why. and that's probably the way i look at the world. >> you also pride yourself too, on always telling the truth. and one of the truths you said in the book -- i read it and i went oh, he can't possibly mean this -- what you said about bullying. you were bullied as a kid. >> yes. >> and you believe that bullying is actually a good thing. >> i don't believe it's a good thing, i think it's a thing that exists and you have to adjust to it. >> but you said it's not really a bad thing. good things can come out of bullying, you said. that's where i lost you. >> well, you're a woman, i imagined i would. but the poem my head is bloody, but i am enbowed, that is about having a turmoil and standing through it. what the problem is is that we don't learn that we can stand up for ourselves. every person, whoever you are, is going to have a fight, physical, emotional. you are going to have to get through something or someone. >> mm-hmm. >> whether you want to or not. women would like to have the world be a nice gentile place.
it isn't. >> i'm well aware, yeah. >> you have to lose to win, you have to understand who you are and what capacity you have and nobody teaches you like that teaches you you that. >> you even take that into politics. you say, for instance, president clinton could probably give good advice to president obama. how so? >> look, he was defeated, a young governor, was defeated came back and won again. let me tell you something, it takes stones to get fired from your job and still come back to work the next day. like, he was impeached and acted like nothing ever happened. and i think that he had to a greater or lesser degree been bullied and seen what kind of capacity he had. i think that president obama is a good man, hasn't -- when joe wilson called him a liar -- >> he lied during the state of the union address. >> i think that a person who had been bullied would have understood what that moment called for, i do. >> and what should he have done in your opinion?
>> the president of the united states said i am elected as the president of the united states of america. you don't have to respect me but respect the office. remove him from the premise. i believe bullies look for weakness and try to exploit them, and his presidency became different then. they believed they had a point of attack. >> you also you said you also credit your dad to some extent, even though you didn't have a good relationship with your dad. >> he was my father. like -- >> he was your dad, but you said you didn't have a close relationship with him. >> well it's hard to be comfortable with a man who doesn't know how to get close to you, but he was a man i respected and do respect greatly. >> how did he influence you to become the father you are today? you have three children. >> yes. i love my sons and my children and am more affectionate than he was, but i believe that he taught me, gave me the greatest lesson in the world -- stand up for yourself and work harder than everybody else. and i think that there are certainly a lot more people that are a lot more talented than me. i defy a person to work harder.
>> you certainly do that. the author of your book d.l. hughley, "i want you to shut the *bleep* up: how the audacity of dopes is ruining america." very interesting, very well done. >> thank you. >> very well done. >> thank you. >> thank you. the new olympic motto may be faster, higher stronger. twitter, almost sounded like the kanye west song. we'll look at the problem of social media at the summer games on "cbs this morning."
coverage of the games. bigad shaban is in london with a look at the brave, new world of social media and sports. bigad, good morning. >> reporter: charlie, good morning. twitter, like the olympics, is about bringing a diver's world closer together, but this olympics, the first since twitter exploded in popularity, has been marred by thoughtless twits. swiss soccer player michelle morganella was booted from the games for this nasty tweet, calling koreans a bunch of mongaloids. this came after his team was defeated. now his olympic dream, like his twitter account, is no longer available. he clearly didn't talk to voula papachristou before hitting the stand. the athlete now regrets a tweet she sent before the opening ceremony writing "with so many africans in greece the west mile mosquitos will be getting home food!" now she's watching the olympic games from heir living room.
as for the fans they garner little apathy. >> they're supposed to be sportsmen, the best of the best and being accountable for what you say is part of being a role model for the world. >> reporter: americans have had their own twitter troubles. superstar goalie hope solo refused to apologize for tweets she directed at soccer legend brandi chastain. solo was upset by chastain's commentary on a broadcast. they say they must come to terms with the 140-character reality. >> the truth about twitter and facebook and blogs and the web is that you can't control speech for information anymore, and that's what the ioc and governments and networks and businesses have to learn. >> reporter: and it's another just the olympians who have to watch their social media use. fans have unleashed a torrent of texts and tweets and typing thumbs that at times have clogged london's mobile connection, interfering with the games themselves.
so, organizers have urged spectators to also take it down a notch. and there are more than 10,000 athletes here in london for the games, and the international olympic committee is urging all of them to communicate with fans via social media. they've even released guidelines to make sure that dialogue is respectful, but some countries like greece, perhaps wanting to avoid any more controversy, has banned athletes from logging on to share anything personal. >> big yad, thank you very much for joining us. here's an interesting thing to me, there's not an issue of control here, there's an issue of what people are saying. >> it's an issue of decorum manners. you know i think -- >> unacceptable conduct. >> unacceptable conduct, when they say take it down a notch. d.l. hughley was saying he used to use twitter to be lighthearted. now people use it for everything. not good. >> that does it for us this day. up next your local news. we'll see you right back here tomorrow on "cbs this morning."
today will be partly sunny and warm, 89 degrees going to be the high. tonight partly cloudy and humid and 72 as the low. tomorrow night partly sunny and a couple of thunderstorms around. we'll clear it out. sun will come out and stay in the low to mid-90s and humid. that mean it is possibility of weekend thunder showers. >> in the news this morning construction on the next grand prix of baltimore. mike stays on the story. >> reporter: after bits and starts, reality has arrived
with the placement of the first concrete retaining walls that defines the concrete retaining structures downtown. they lifted the first of the 22 million pounds of wall to line the track. of course, similar to last year with small tweaks. they expect traffic trouble but the city says the major intersection will be the last to keep the disruption to a minimum. >> we have the latest details on a body found in an apartment. the woman found decomposing on west 29th street has been identified as a 41 year old christina. white told police the woman was in his apartment to do cocaine. police are waiting toxicology reports. major drug bust in a small house. they found 24 guns inside and 46 marijuana plants growing
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