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good morning everyone. it's friday august 3, 2012. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm jeff glor. charlie rose is on assignment. a golden day for the u.s. teenage sensation, gabby douglas wins the all-around gymnastics title and michael phelps stakes his claim as greatest athlete of all-time. a controversy erupts over a new video showing workers how to survive a mash shooting. first, as we do every morning, we begin with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds. gabby douglas and her million dollar smile the all-around gold medalist. >> gabby douglas shines as
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america's new golden girl. >> it means so much. all the hard work and dedication and effort put in the gyp. if you push through the hard days, you can get through anything. >> michael phelps is going to win gold. overlapping with a silver. >> in the 200 i.m. >> i was getting a little tired at the end. i can't complain with the gold medal. senate majority leader -- >> he hasn't paid any tax. let him prove that he has paid taxes because he hasn't. >> i have an unnamed source in kenya who says that obama was born in kenya. >> if mitt romney paid less than 13% taxes, i don't want him as my president. i want him as my accountant. >> analysts predict the nation's employers added around 100,000 jobs last month. unemployment rate should stay at 8.2%. one person is dead and dozens hurt after a
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double-decker mega bus crashed on an illinois highway. someone went monster truck on a police department crushing more than half a dozen cop cruisers with a massive tractor. at chick-fil-a restaurants, today gay rights supporters are calling for a national same sex kiss day. easy tiger. don't ring a bell around me. all that matters. our unbelievable u.s. athletes who are representing us in london including virginia's own gabby douglas. usa. on "cbs this morning." so great to see those little russian girls crying. oh, my god, i was laughing so hard. [ laughter ] captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." it was a golden night at the summer olympics for an american
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newcomer and for someone who has been there a few times already. 16-year-old gabby douglas won the all-around title in women's gymnastics, while michael phelps won his first individual gold in these games. >> we've been telling you the medal count all week. for the first time the u.s. is tied with china for the most gold medals. the americans lead 37 to 34 japan in third place, followed by germany. bigad shaban is in london with more. bigad, good morning to you. >> reporter: jeff and gayle good morning to you. that olympic medal count for team usa includes a gold that was won yesterday by a bright-faced girl who changed history at just 16 years old. >> usa, usa! >> president obama cheered on the home team 4,000 miles away from london's olympic park. he took a break from campaigning in leesburg to cheer on gabby douglas, virginia's gymnast.
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the 16-year-old helped mark a day of firsts on the map and across team usa. she scored gold for the women's all-around title. heroin changed history. she's the first african-americanpto earn the prize. on the podium, the teen couldn't stop smiling, earning a second gold med nal three days. >> it means so much. you can get through the hard days, you can get through anything. >> michael phelps pushed through in the pool winning gold in the 200-meter individual medley. he's now the first male swimmer to win the same event three consecutive olympics. for the tear i eyed star his fourth medal for the games and 20th for his career. >> nothing changed. i'm the same person loving the race. >> his win was ryan lochte's loss. the florida native took silver and no longer holds the world record. the second place finish was his last event in london. >> it's been a long journey. but for the most part, i mean
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i'm happy. i can't complain over getting five olympic medals that i'm bringing back to my countriment at the same time you know what i'm happy that i'm done. i get to actually take a deep breath and just relax now. >> today is his birthday after all. lochte hopes to mark the occasion by not having to get in the pool. >> kayla harrison who scored the first gold medal in judo said she's excited to become a firefighter once she gets back home to massachusetts. >> i have to take my emt certification test. if a job opens up in the town i live in i will get an interview and having the gold medal on my resume is probably going to help me a little bit. >> another member of team usa made her olympic debut yesterday. that's 15-year-old rafalca, a horse co-owned bip mitt romney's wife ann and in a preliminary round of dress anlage, she placed
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15th. >> the usa basketball team set an all-time olympic scoring record. the u.s. beat nigeria, 156-73. with us from london is sally jenkins. she saw gabby win gold last night. >> good morning. >> how unexpected was gabby's victory? >> reporter: well, i think insiders in the sport could see her coming on for the last few months. the team all-around you saw what an electric performer she is. i think everyone knew when she qualified and jordan weeber erer didn't. she had a strong chance. >> she's so much fun to watch. hey gabby, you know you're the first black to get an all-around gold. she said i forgot about that. i just feel so honored to be here. do you think it's such an amazing story that five months ago, most of us didn't know her name. >> well she's really devoted
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the last two years to going from a mediocre performer to the world's greatest performer. she's incredibly determined. she's all of about 4'9". her personality is as electric as her body is. i just think it's a perfect combination of mind and body in one little gymnast. >> what do you make about aly raisman and the tie-breaker there that didn't go her way? >> well obviously, she was devastated. the two most devastated people on the floor were aly raisman and the russian girl who was defeated by douglas. it's fractions of a point. hanging on to the balance beam by two toes. that's the game. it can be a wounding support sport. >> sally, is michael phelps the greatest olympian ever? >> i think he is. you know, in swimming. i think you'd have to look at people like gym thorpe and jesse owens in the same breath.
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i'm not sure if michael phelps exceeded olympians like them but he's certainly joined them. he's in that conversation. it's a very short list of three to five athletes in history. he really is the most remarkable swimmer of all-time. i'm not sure if will ever be equaled. 20 medals 16 gold is breathtaking. >> meanwhile sally, can we talk about kayla harrison for a moment. an extraordinary story there. she's been through so much. she's worried about getting a firefighter interview. i imagine she might not have too many problems right now. >> well i tell you what if i was in a burning building she's the one i want to drag me out after watching what she did. >> what about ryan lochte last night, some were saying the short turn around between the races caused a problem for him. what do you think? >> well it did. he was tired. everyone knew it. including michael phelps. i think the interesting inning is, ryan lochte at this olympics
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tried to do a phelpsian type feat. he wanted to win medals. lochte's inability shows how hard it is to do what michael phelps did. walking away with multiple medals. ryan lochte is the second greatest swimmer in american history. in a way, it's a reflection on what michael phelps did and how incredible it is. >> sally x thank you very much. governor mitt romney is back on the campaign trail and on the attack against president obama the republican candidate will be in las vegas later today. on thursdays he was in colorado talking about jobs and the economy. nancy cordes is at the white house with more. jeff good morning to you. mitt romney may have refrained from attacking the president while overseas. now that he's back on u.s. soil he is making up for lost time. both candidates are campaigning in battleground states accusing
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the other of crafting plans that would wreck the economy. >> in his first campaign stop since hi overseas trip governor romney issued a failing grade for the obama administration. he called it a presidential accountability scorecard and passed it out to a group of more than a thousand in golden colorado. flunking the president on everything from job creation to home prices and the deficit. >> finally, we have family income. that's gone down. all measures he laid out are measures that have gone in the wrong direction. >> but in winter park florida, president obama said it was romney who needed to retake economics 101. after a nonpartisan tax policy group panned romney's tax plan saying it would drive up the debt by hundreds of billions of dollars and would only benefit the rich. >> they have tried to sell us this trickle-down tax cut fairy dust before. and guess what? it didn't work then.
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it will not work now. >> the obama campaign is not letting up on romney's refusal to release more than two years of his personal taxes. they unveiled this new ad in eight battleground states. >> mitt romney made $20 million in 2010. but paid only 14% in taxes. probably less than you. >> and democratic leader harry reid made this explosive accusation about romney right on the senate floor. >> the word is out that he hasn't paid any taxes for ten years. let him prove that he has paid taxes because he hasn't. >> but he didn't provide any evidence for that claim. and romney laughed it off in an interview with conservative host sean hannity. >> it's time for harry to put up or shut up. harry is going to have to describe who it is he spoke with, because, of course that's totally and completely wrong. >> and romney's campaign advisers aren't laughing. they likened reid's charged to a
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mccarthy-style witch hunt. both campaigns are nervously awaiting the july employment figures. we've seen several months of lackluster job growth and the obama campaign knows, jeff if that continues, their job is going to get a lot harder. >> nancy cordes, thanks. speaking of of the employment numbers, rebecca jarvis joins us to show us what we're likely to see when the employment numbers come out. good morning to you, rebecca jarvis. >> if the expectations are correct, july is not going to show. of an incompetent prochlt. our economy is adding jobs but not enough to reduce unemployment. analysts pre ticket that the unemployment was unchanged at -- employers added 100,000 new jobs. that is up slightly from june's 80,000. keep in mind here it takes about 150,000 jobs just to keep up with population growth. and to substantially bring down unemployment, we need the kind of job creation or better that we saw at the beginning of this year. back then our economy was
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creating an average of 226,000 each month but by the spring as consumers began cutting back and gasoline prices spiked new job creation tapered off to an average of 75,000 jobs a month and unemployment has been stuck above 8% for now 41 consecutive months. there are some bright spots out there. automakers, they usually close plants for the month of july. but this july they left factories open to meet higher demand and according to a new report, planned firing fell 45% from last year. while the financial sector is cutting more jobs the computer industry is adding them. both wall street and washington have a keen interest in what happens in in report. traders tell me that the results will play heavily into what our federal reserve does between now and the fall to try and stimulate the economy. jeff? >> rebecca, thank you very much. since february former u.n. secretary general kofi annan has tried to bring peace to war torn
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syria. on thursday he called it quits. blaming syria's government the rebels and the international community for failing to stop the fighting. >> without syria's purposeful and united international pressure including from the palace of the region it is impossible for me or anyone to compel the syrian government in the first place and also the position to take the steps necessary to begin a political process. >> margaret brennan is in washington this morning. margaret, where does the u.s. go from here? >> well, jeff, there's a growing fear that this rebellion's is evolving into a sectarian conflict that create a balkan like -- the u.s. supports the peace plan kofi annan crafted and admits is not working. the state department this week sent the u.s. ambassador to syria to the region to help unify the syrian opposition to one day govern once assad is
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gone. at point, military action to bring about that end is unlikely. the u.s. has looked at what it would take to neutralize syrian air defenses and have concluded it would take a major commitment of force over some period of time. instead, the u.s. is treating the symptoms of the conflict providing 75 million humanitarian aid. >> margaret brennan, i got itment thank you. for years the u.s. called on pakistan to crackdown on terrorists who use bases in that country to launch attacks. this morning we have a rare look at how the safe-havens are being used. david martin obtained video of a terror group striking a u.s. base just two months ago in afghanistan. >> if you ever wondered what goes on in those safe-havens in pakistan pakistan look at this. terrorists built a scale model of an american base just across the border in afghanistan and used it along with a satellite photo taken off the internet to plan a spectacular attack.
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they may look like rambo wannabes, but this was a well-planned operation. down to the american and afghan army uniforms they wore. the attack was led by this man, the driver of a truck loaded with an estimated 2,000 pounds of homemade explosives. his bomb was covered only by a tarp that he apparently had no difficulty driving across the border and right up to forward operating base salerno. the driver detonated the bomb setting off a fireball followed by a blast wave which rippled across the base all recorded for maximum propaganda value. next a van with a suicide squad pulled up. they were going to go through a hole in the wall. but the attack stalled because a u.s. official said the bomb failed to breach a second barrier. the video doesn't show it but all ten were gunned down. photos of the aftermath show the
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base mess hall collapsed by the blast wave. two americans were killed and 25 wounded seriously enough to require evacuation. it was far from the deadliest attack on american forces but the size of that fireball and the resulting blast wave are dramatic proof of the threat posed by the safe-havens in pakistan. >> the attack was the work of a group called the haqqani network. it has safe-havens in pakistan and is supported by pakistani intelligence. david martin cbs news the pentagon. federal transportation officials investigating a deadly mega bus crash in illinois. the double-decker bus heading from chicago to kansas city skidded into a bridge support yesterday about 55 miles from st. louis. it threw many passengers out of their seats. one woman was killed more than three dozen hurt. there are reports that the bus blew a tire. forecasters say that
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tropical storm ernesto could become a hurricane and make its way into the gulf of mexico by next week. the storm warnings are up this morning for islands in the eastern caribbean. david bernard is the chief meteorologist of our miami station. that would be cbs 4. he's with us now. david, where is the storm and how dangerous could ernesto become? >> gayle this morning it's moving through the windward eye lachbltds it's a little weaker than last night. currently the winds are around 45 miles per hour. but it's moving very quickly to the west at 24. i just received a report that st. lucia had a wind gust to 63 miles per hour. now, i don't think ernesto gets a lot stronger tomorrow or maybe even sunday but by monday early monday morning, it could be a category 1 hurricane once it reaches the more favorable waters of the western caribbean. jamaica jamaica, the cayman islands. all of these areas have to be on the lookout for a possible strengthening storm in the coming days.
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and beyond that as we go into tuesday and wednesday that's when we'll have to look at the possibility that if ernesto remains with the intensity and turns to the north and west it could reach the gulf of mexico by the middle of the week. right now, it's too early to say what if any impact we'll have on the united states coastline. it's going through unfavorable conditions now. as the forecast was showing us late in the week and early next week warmer water, more favorable atmospheric conditions could lead to a
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now she's the all-around champion and headed for even bigger fame. as a 16-year-old, she's really got kind of the sky is the limit. she brings so many intangibles that marketers look for. she's young, she's fresh, she's a new face. >> we'll talk with her olympic idol and show you how gabby made her dream come true on "cbs this morning." this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by mcdonald's. i'm lovin' it. of course i do. i love your sweet tomatoes, your soft bun. i found someone else. somebody who appreciates i'm under 400 calories. but -- but -- but i love you! ooh! enchanté! listen, i'm admittedly on the rebound but something tells me you're under 400 calories. [ female announcer ] behold.
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shooting.& >> seems to be a legit question. a video how to survive in the crossfire. one suggestion i 26 minutes past 7:00. the week started out well, summery but well. the huld -- human haze off in the distance there. >> that humid haze is going to be with us most of the weekend. a chance for showers each afternoon but beat every chance of rain on sunday. 94 partly sunny and a thunderstorm, other wise 72 with a thunderstorm around tonight. now for a check of the roads we send it to sharon gibala with wjz traffic control. good morning. if you're about the head out; that's what it looks like on the topside of the beltway there at 83. a new problem on 95 approaching 395. watch for some debris there possibly blocking lanes. aen accident 97 south bound although
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175, aviation boulevard. we still have that road hazard, maryland 45 at lincoln street. an mount at mount carmal road. no delays on the top or west side of the beltway. there's a live look at the west side. there th traffic report is brought to you by home paramount best control. call 88-888-home. back over to you don. this morning the battle other same sex marriage continues in maryland. mike schuh is live with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. same sex marriage is on the ballot in maryland this fall. we w the controversy at chick fill a and today's kiss in at those restaurants a group that supports same sex marriages is releasing a poll showing that public opinion in maryland is trending toward supporting same sex marriages. 54% of those who answered questions from a dc research company indicate that they support same sex marriage in maryland. 37% say they do not.
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that poll was taken- week actually vote may turn out differently. it has not passed in any state so far. later this morning cal ripken will speak out for the first time about his mother's abduction. in a news conference scheduled for camden yards he's expected to provide an update on the investigation. police say man caught by cameras accelerate ducted vi ripken by gunpoint from her garj garage last week -- garage last week. federal help is on the way for parts of maryland still ke rovering from the storms -- recover fromming the storms we had. now the president signed a disaster declaration making federal funding loans available for are repairs. stay with wjz 13, maryland's news station. up next a peak out what the future goeldz --
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hundreds of thousands of people flocked to chick-fil-a restaurants nationwide yesterday >> the crowds were so big that many restaurants ran out of chicken. oh, my god! they're out of chicken. the scenario that the mayan as prophesied. america is out of chicken. it's the cluck-pock lips. >> i've never had a chick-fil-a sandwich. have you? >> i have. you need to find them in the right spots. it can be good. >> it can be. that's the rumor that i heard. welcome back to "cbs this morning." since the aurora colorado massacre two weeks ago, a
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six-minute you-tube video called run, hide fight has gotten a quarter of a million hits. it shows you exactly what to do when someone starts shooting in a public place. manuel bojorquez takes a look at the controversy. >> it may feel like another day at the office. >> this is not your everyday workplace safety video. the lessons revealed by houston's homeland security office are unlike anything you've ever seen before. >> but sometimes bad people do bad things. and unfortunately, you need to be prepared for the worst. houston mayor annise parker produced the video with a $200,000 federal grant. >> these incidents are fortunately, very, very rare. but they're not impossible. >> the massacre in aurora made one thing clear, victims caught in the crossfire usually have no
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idea how to protect themselves. >> everybody was just panicked at that point. >> lot of screaming. >> lot of people trying to get out. >> the safety officers a simple phrase designed to save lives. >> there are three things to do that make a difference. run, hide fight. >> first, you have to know what happens when an atomic bomb explodes. >> it's similar to other safety phrases you might remember. like in the event of a nuclear attack. >> duck and cover. >> or if you find yourself in a fire. >> stop, drop and roll. >> in a crisis situation, you want something that you don't have to stop and analyze it. i know what to do. >> there are three key things to remember to survive. run, hide fight. >> the first instinct is to hide. and as we clearly say in the video, the first thing you need to do is get the heck out of there. >> if you can't find a safe room
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or closet try to conceal yourself behind large objects that may protect you. >> mayor parker says the video was completed before the aurora shootings. but the massacre convinced her office to release it earlier than planned. the public response has been enormous with close to 250,000 you-tube views. >> encourage others to leave with you. but don't let them slow you down >> at houston's city hall they're getting requests for the video from cities and businesses coast to coast. >> it definitely gives them some good ideas on how to prepare themselves and their employees and their customers on how to respond in a dire situation like this. >> the video's final recommendation is its most controversial. >> fight. >> to fight back. >> act with aggression improvise weapons. disarm him and commit to taking the shooter down. no matter what. >> if all else fails, you're going to have to make a decision to fight or attack your attacker
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for self-preservation. >> know that in an incident like this victims are generally chosen randomly. >> watching the video, it makes me sick to my stomach that those situations could happen but at the same time, it's part of what we as citizens need to do to protect yourselves. >> mass shootings are rare but houston's mayor says if the video saves just one life it will be worth it. for "cbs this morning," manuel bojorquez, dallas. >> i think -- i think the video is hard to watch, jeff. i think, unfortunately, it's timely and needed at this time. i got the run and the hide part down. the fight part is not me. not me. >> maybe they say that's what you do if you can't get out. there's good information in there. the officer seemed to agree with it. i think one of the questions is when local and state governments are in such dire financial straits right now, $200,000 on that video is certainly a lot of
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money. >> people will watch. the key part don't let someone else's indecision slow you down. >> that's right. >> that means i'm leaving without you if you don't come immediately. >> take off. get out of here. >> they call gabby douglas the flying squirrel. hopefully none of us have to go through that. they call her the flying squirrel. we call her olympic champion. thank you very much. we take you inside her amazing story up next on "cbs this morning."
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usa women's gymnastic team. >> yes. >> bringing home the gold. so so great to see those little russian girls crying. [ laughter ] just oh, my god, i was just
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laughing so hard. [ laughter ] just like look. they're just bawling and it was so great. >> no. what are you talking about? they're only 15. >> no one forced them to join the team. you know for decades the russians were so good and now they're nothing. they've got nothing! they've got nothing. you know why, because we're usa. usa, usa! [ laughter ] >> want to join in gayle. >> i do. we know he doesn't mean about the russian girls bawling. >> of course he doesn't. will ferrell, the best. as we told you earlier, american gabby douglas won the top prize in women's gymnastics. she is following in the footsteps of mary lou rhett on. >> terrell brown has the story of the newest golden girl. >> gayle good morning to you. who saw this coming? it started with a dream
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involving painful decisions. from there, the struggles continued. earlier this year her gym mass particulars career was almost over. seemigly out of nowhere and against all odds, a star is born. >> gabby douglas' lifetime of training paid off thursday in olympic gold. >> being the olympic champion is definitely an mazing feel. >> nicknamed the flying squirrel, she soared through four events to win the all-around final. in a matter of month, the 16-year-old went from a virtual unknown to being recognized by oprah winfrey on twitter and president obama on the campaign trail. >> the other thing i want to do is just to acknowledge our unbelievable u.s. athletes who are representing us in london including virginia's own dpabgabby douglas. >> but to be the best douglas
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had to train with the best. >> she would do these perfectly straight cartwheels. >> her mom shared home movies in this procter & gamble ad showing her olympic prowess from a very early age. two years ago, the bubbly teenager decided to fully commit to her dream, moving 1200 miles away from family to go to iowa. at one point the homesickness was almost too much. douglas' mom wouldn't let her give up. >> mom, come on you're supposed to be on my side on this one. baby come home. she's like nope. she told me life is not easy. you have to fight and just refuse to quit. >> that determination helped catapult her to the top. douglas cried thursday as she was declared the winner. she's the first african-american to make the u.s. women's gymnastics team since her idol dominique dawes in 1996. as a member of the magnificent
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seven, dawes knows all too well the challenges that come with olympic fame. >> gabby will have similar experiences as i did, she will not be able to go anywhere without being recognized and people are amazing. they're going to be thanking her profusely for the i am fact that she's made and i pray that she uses it wisely. >> dawes says douglas can expect endorsement deals to begin pouring in. >> she'll start quickly recognizing that she's a business, a brand and she should be selective in the people she surrounds herself with and the opportunities she decides to take. >> media consultant joe favorito says douglas is a marketer's dream who could easily rake in millions. >> she brings so many intangibles that marketers look for. she's young, she's fresh, she's a new face. >> following her victory, douglas tweeted wow, such an amazing experience. thank you all for your support, love and prayers. love you all. >> america is looking for heroes. we went into this looking for michael phelps and ryan lochte
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and come out with a new gymnastics face. that's terrific. >> gabby douglas still has two more chances to win medals. she's qualified for the event finals in the uneven bars and balance beam. >> how great it must feel guys at the age of 16 to be told the sky is the limit for you. her little body. i'm smitten with her. >> a lot of folks are looking forward to 2016. we can't let it settle for now. >> we were talking about that. >> she is certainly in a position where she can compete. the question is will she? a lot can happen over four years. we do know though that the next thing will be the u.s. gynastics tour that will visit 40 cities around the country. she'll be involved in that and then back-to-back competitions until 2016. >> it seems like it's been a big struggle for her. >> her mother and father divorced after her father served tours in iraq and afghanistan. her mother was on long-term disability. it was a struggle to pay for her to pay for training and travel. the fact that she stuck with it and she was devastated by the
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divorce and she still stuck with it. she made this happen. it's an incredible story. >> he makes a great point. how selective she can be with the endorsements and handling that all the right way. terrell, thank you very much. >> i know it's early. but i hope she comes back in 2016. jeff and i disagree. we'll see. >> i hope she comes back. i don't know if she will. >> you don't think she is. >> i say she is. we got a bet. >> there it is. >> four years, we'll see. >> terrell brown, tha
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when people get cataracts it affect more than their eyesight. we'll show you how cataract surgery can help your overall health. we'll see why judge judy might be a big player in the presidential election without lifting her gavel. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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dancing in the streets ♪ are they dancing in london? cities that host the olympics are hoping the investment leads to an economic windfall. but not everybody comes out a winner. >> it's friday we're all dancing, right? >> that's true. london say concerns about overcrowding and travel chaos scared away tourists and residents alike. this morning, we'll show you how entire neighborhoods are finishing out of the money. >> it's time for "healthwatch" with dr. holly phillips. >> good morning. in "healthwatch," cataract surgery's surprising benefits. older people who have cataracts removed to improve their vision experience an interesting and good side effect. they greatly reduce their risk of breaking their hips in a fall. a new study compared the incidence of hip fracture among more than 400,000 medicare beneficiaries. nearly 14,000 have hip fractures in the course of a year.
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but those who had cataracts removed sustained 16% fewer hip fractures from those who didn't. the study demonstrates the importance of good vision in maintaining stability and highlight the role vision plays in our overall health. previous research has shown multiple other benefits. it may improve sleep, increase mental alertness and fight dee prigs pregs. in the new study it was greatest for patients in their early 80s. if you think you or someone you love is too old for cataract surgery, you might want to reconsider. the hip and the rest of your body will thank you. i'm dr. holly phillips. >> cbs "healthwatch" sponsored by healthy essentials.com. but what about your wrinkles. neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair. it has the fastest retinol formula available. it's clinically proven to visibly reduce wrinkles in just one week. "why wait if you
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it is now 4 minutes before 8:00. sun is coming up at this point. we're heating up, both out on the rush which sharon will have and at first warning weather. >> hazy, hot and humid weekend shaping up with temperatures up to 94 today. expect the heat index to be higher than that. we expect it to be mt. mid to upper 90s. thunderstorm potential in the afternoon. hot through the weekend. now to sharon gibala with wjz traffic control. good morning. a new problem on 795 in the northbound direction in the area of owings mills boulevard. we have debris that's blocking lanes. we have debris report ared on the beltway -- reported on the beltway at the outer loop at 95. watch for minor delays on 95 between white marsh boulevard and the beltway. minor delays
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on the topside of the beltway. 43 is your average. this traffic report is brought to you by bge smart energy savers program. running errands this weekend, pick up led bulbs for your home. get $10 off led's. go to bge. the debate over same sex marriage is heating up in maryland. mike schuh has the story. >> reporter: good morning. same sex marriage is on the ballot this fall in maryland. with the chick fill a controversy and today's kiss in a t those same restaurants a group that supports same sex marriage releases a poll showing that public opinion in maryland is trending towards supporting same sex marriage. 54% of those who answered questions from a dc research company inld kate they support same sex marriage in -- indicate they support same sex marriage in maryland. that poll was taken last week.
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- rafalca. oh, people love rafalca. yesterday was the first day of competition and she crushed it. power prancing to a score of 70.243. that is unheard of in that i have never heard a dressage score. is that good? i'm being told that no one knows. >> somebody knows. do you know? >> i don't. power prancing. >> dressage. it is 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. charlie rose is off on assignment. >> i'm jeff glor. on monday an independent political group backing mitt romney begins a $25 million ad campaign in nine swing states.
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tv have been a big part of presidential politics. there's a difference this time around. >> that's because you see the commercials all over the place and not just during the news. bill plante joins us from washington with the strategy. bill, good morning to you. >> gayle good morning. you know this race is so close. in fact in our recent poll fewer than one voter in ten is undecided. that means that the outcome is going to hinge on two things. persuading those who haven't made up their minds and getting supporters to turn out on election day. that is why, if you live in a key battleground state, you are already getting a nonstop barrage of tv ads but not always on the usual shows. >> you are about to enter the courtroom of judge judith sheindlin. >> legal proceedings are immensely popular. whether she likes it or not, judge judy has become a player in this kweer'syear's political
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proceedings as well. so too have the nerds of the big bang theory. >> that's just wrong. >> why? >> because both have something the campaigns want. a specific audience it target. >> if you think about the campaigns, they care how many democrats watch the show and how many swing voters watch the show. >> in the case of judge judy the audience is composed of large numbers of african-americans and hispanics, key parts of president obama's base. >> 9 news now. >> it used to be they focused time and advertising dollars on local newscasts. >> takes us to the national sdploo -- >> they figured they were politically engaged and likely voters. the campaign -- >> they're looking at age characteristics combined with gender characteristics and combining that up with polling to try and put their messages on target. >> so who is watching what? cable news channels have
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audiences defined by their politics. on the right. >> caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. >> and on the left. >> let's play hardball. >> now ad buyers say that the choice of an entertainment channel can be equally revealing. not only about how you'll vote about whether you're likely to bother. the audience that watches the real housewives on bravo -- >> do i have to come over there? tends to be liberal and female but less likely to vote. while viewers of the golf channel. and to be conservative male and likely to go to the polls on election day. >> simpsons ♪ >> if you watch the simpsons, you probably lean democrat but don't bother to vote. campaigns know the value of targeting. >> we're constantly looking at how we spend our dollar to see to it that we're speaking directly to those folks most likely making up their minds. >> the audience research gurus
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have sliced and diced this very finally. they know who you are, what you're watching and how you're likely to vote. gayle, jeff? >> bill tell us more about who we are. very interesting. some of the other examples here of some of the people who watch some of these shows. >> well, for example, prime time, if you watch ncis then you're tending republican but you're kind of low on the likely to vote scale. but on the other hand, if you watch the mentalist, then not only are you tending republican but you're very likely to go to the polls and vote. now, if you watch the office or modern family you're sort of in the middle there. you could be democrat or republican and you're fairly likely to vote but not entirely sure. but on the other hand, if you watch the good wife, then you're almost certain to vote democrat and highly likely to vote. >> if you watch "cbs this morning," you're smart and informed. >> i like that characterization.
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>> bill, let's talk about the negative ads for a second. there seem to be a lot out there. are they persuasive or turning people off? what does your research show about that? >> you know what a lot of people would like to say the negative ads are a turn-off. but you know what they're not. in the recent poll of swing states, 58% in two states, 56 in another said yeah they're not so bad and the thing is politicians believe that they work. right now, in one survey that was done 98% of the president's ads are negative and 96% of romney's ads are negative. so you know that they think it works.& and the evidence suggests sorry, that it does. >> crazy number. 98%. >> very high. thank you, bill plante. always good to see you. local wjz traffic -- localwet ser going to be hazy, hot and humid. temperatures already in the 70s near 80 in parts of the area. with the dew points and humidity going up to 94 it's going to
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feel more like the upper 90s. not quite that triple digit feel but it's going to be close. partly sunny thunderstorm around, other wise a hot afternoon. thunderstorms potentially around early people expected chaos in london during the olympics. now businesses complain that it's too quiet. we'll go back to london for a look at the impact of the games on "cbs this morning." why don't we play a game of hide and seek? right now? yeah go hide. one, two... [ son ] come and find me! three! [ male announcer ] bite-sized chicken's grown up. new kfc bites. freshly hand-breaded in the colonel's original recipe. try 10 bites with an 8 piece meal for $19.99. today tastes so good. shannon tyler is having friends over for a "back to school" clothing party. what they don't know is they're on hidden camera and all the clothes
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so he's playing -- look at this. an umpire throws out the intern fo a minor league affiliate of the cubs in daytona beach after he played "three blind mice" obviously talking about the umpire's eyes or lack of. the ump throws the intern out of the game. which may be a first. >> and shut down the music. i'm thinking the ump is a little sensitive. >> he pulled the trigger. we've heard a lot of talk
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about olympic events with too many empty seats. now that's happening, they say, in the hotels and the restaurants too. >> some businesses say, no matter how good the competition is, economically speaking the games are a disappointment. mark phillips is covering the olympics in london. good morning, mark. >> reporter: good morning, jeff. to quote or butcher the yogi ber a expression. nobody comes here because it's crowded. the cities includes promises of increased tourism. but in london's case as in so many, it's often a question of hope over experience. it's not exactly like they threw a party and nobody came. they've come all right just not to the places people hoped they'd come. not to here or here. the olympic crowds tended to stay at the games much the hype bump in tourism -- ask the man who has run this tour bus
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company for 28 years. >> 25% down. >> or ask his staff. >> we were expecting to make the buses full. but nothing happened. >> or ask the man who took on extra help and brought in extra stock at his restaurant in anticipation of the rush that never happened. >> i think it's wrong to give the message avoid london because it's going to be panic and the world is going to be mad. that's the message. come and enjoy the olympics. >> not only have the regular tourists apparently stayed away. londoners are staying home as well away from the restaurants, shows and bars or they've left town. the surprising thing is this shouldn't be a surprise. it happens almost all the time. for cities trying to make a name for themselves the olympics can be a draw at least for the future. but for established world cities like london there always seems to be a drop-off. people scared off by security
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fears or by jacked up hotel prices many of which were later reduced. cities like paris and new york both of which lost out to london for these games still seem intoxicated by the process of holding them despite the evidence. >> there's a myth about the olympics that having them is going to solve all the problems of the city. they have added to problems of the cities, not solve them. i think what's happened is that there are so many warnings about security, so many warnings about delays in traffic that a lot of people just avoided this. new york city is booming right now. our hotels record occupancy. we're winning the olympics of visitors. but london has the games. >> britain's prime minister is trying to solve the current problem, making his own desperate plea. >> come back into the capital, come and shop and eat in london's restaurants. make sure that all of london's economy benefits. >> britain's government and
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olympic officials are saying take the longview. the image created by these games will pay off in the end. the businesses say that's well and good but who is going to pay our bills now? >> good point. thank you, mark phillips. peter greenberg joins us now at the table. it's tough to me to look at the empty seats and i remember about a month ago when you were here you sort of predicted that this could happen. >> it wasn't a difficult prediction to make when you consider this happens every four years. hope, anticipation frenzy and greed. they overbill they overcharge gouge and scare people away. 300,000 people who would normally be in london didn't show up. that's the regular tourist crowd. you can realize what we're talking about here. >> this happens every time. everyone stays away and they're like why is no one here. happens at political conventions as well. if you're a city planner and bidding potential already for one of these, what's your recommendation? >> take a look at the budgets for the past couple of olympics.
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when you look at these numbers, you're looking at budgets that got out of control. in montreal, it took 30 years to pay off the debt that they incurred in 1976 for the olympics. in japan their budget was so bad they destroyed their records afterwards they were embarrassed. $2.4 billion in atlanta. reasonable. $6.8 billion in sydney. in athens that $15 billion figure tripled the orange al $5 billion one. let's not ignore pay shing. they had an unlimited budget. they exceeded it. they didn't care. >> look at the last two places where summer olympics were held. we know what kind of shape athens and greece is in. beijing in rather serious slowdown. >> here's what happens. you overbill they built 16,000 rooms in sydney for an event that lasts 3 1/2 weeks. it's a buyer's market later on.
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hotels are slashing between 30 and 60%. cab drivers are losing 40% of what they had last year. it is a buyer's market. so for smart travelers either going now or waiting until august 15th it gets better. after everybody leaves that doesn't mean somebody steps in and fills that void. it becomes a buyer's market. >> are there any residual benefits after the olympics go? >> if you look beyond civic pride and image, infrastructure. infrastructure usually wins because you get new roads, in new buildings, new services. there are things there that doesn't necessarily show up on a profit and loss statement. bottom line is cities do benefit in the long run from infrastructure, not from bottom line investment. >> you do realize, peter, despite the stories it won't keep away from rio. >> i've never been. it really is on my bucket list to go. >> believe it or not, brazil is looking to do this to fix the city. look, it's an excuse to get the place ramped up. it's extreme home makeover is
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what it is. >> you think that's a bad idea saying this is going to fix the city. >> it's not a bad idea to fix the city. it's a bad idea thinking you're going to make a lot of money from it. >> is there a potential for positive influence for future tourists thinking approximate it. say, brazil? >> yes. you go before the olympics or after. if you go to london right now, august 15th two days after the olympics is over. you own the city. you not only own london. scotland and ireland. that's the time to go. >> any plans? >> take a late vacation. >> see what happens. >> airfare as well. you can get there. >> that's when you do it. interesting in 2014 when the olympics are. maybe after, before. another field trip gayle. >> peter, you predicted it. i thought you had to be off because everybody want to go. when i saw the empty seats at some of the main events i could not believe it. >> visa is reporting right now that last week alone the visitors to the olympics spent
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$700 million on their visa cards just to go there. that's really good news right? >> put it in the overall picture, it's not enough. >> peter greenberg, thank you very much. david alan grier, he wasn't at the olympics either. why? because he's packing in the crowds on broadway. thank you very much. he'll be with us this morning to talk about the tony-winning porgy and bess. we'll be right back. you're watching "cbs this morning." this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by purina. your pet. our passion. ♪ watch out, wishful thinking ♪ ♪ ooh la la read between the lines ♪
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cbs. >> that's how we do -- what's wrong with good old-fashioned writing. >> nothing wrong with that. that was rashida jones who was here yesterday. she's making the rounds. i like it. marilyn monroe came from a small town and became a superstar. 50 years after her death, she's a bigger name than before. >> she's definitely making more money. we'll look at the monroe brand and how it's changing. we'll hear an inside story from one of her favorite photographers. >> it's a piece that you did, jeff. >> it is. >> are you smitten with her? >> i was and still am. >> there you go. we're back after this. >> your local news is next.
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it's 25 minutes past 8:00 with a humid haze. sharon has a wrap up of the day's hurry up after tim's first warning weather. >> that humid haze is going to turn into a day of 94. the heat index in the upper 9 oh -- upper 90s. 72 tonight with a thunderstorm afternooned ere -- afternoon early. tomorrow 94, thunderstorms. better chance of rain sunday and some of those downpours could be heavy. now to shhing with wjz traffic control. -- to sharon gibala with wjz traffic control. good morning. we have an accident on 97 at 32, the other at providence at the beltway. we know it's an over turned vehicle. as far as speeds go,
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95 southbound still looking nice without delays between white marsh boulevard and the tunnel. only mie nor delays on the topside of the beltway. 43 is your average on the topside. this traffic report is brought to you by bill's carpet. call 877-75-bills. the battle over the same sex marriage law wages on today. mike schuh has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. same sex marriage is on the ballot this fall in maryland. with the chick fill a controversy and today's kiss in at those same restaurants a group that supports same sex marriage releasing a pole showing the public opinion in maryland is trending towards supporting same sex marriage. 54% of those who answered questions from a dc research company indicate they support same sex marriage in maryland. 37% say they do not. that poll was taken last week. a vote may turn out differently.
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similar proposals have not passed in any state so far. today man is behind bars charged with causing a scare inside an annapolis movie theater. police say 25-year-old kyle tanner began yelling and pointing his finger at audience members like he was holding a gun on wednesday. tanner did not really have a bep but people fled the theater. he's in custody. the trial for avnd executive john leopold has been delayed. he's been accused of misusing his police security detail to collect information on his political opponents as well as running personal errands for him. yesterday a judge decided to push the trial date back until november. police are asking for your help tracking down a murder er. take a look at the skach of the man want -- sketch of the man wanted. police are investigating it as a hate crime
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as well. stay with wjz 13, maryland's news station. up next actor david
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thought he had a tick in his eye. found a few reasons to make long story shorts. the daily news says someone apparently hacked the yankees official facebook fans telling fans that derek jeter will miss the season with sexual reassignment surgery. other bogus messages appeared on the other facebook messages. they're trying to figure out what happened. long story short, not true. i saw derek jeter at the mike tyson play and all the body parts were in place. >> wgcl reports a chihuahua acted like a bloodhound finding two girls. carly and lace i took their dog for a walk and got lost in the woods. after a massive search was launched the girls and their dog were found after their neighbor's dog bell the chihuahua, sniffed them out. long story short, lucy and belle are now best friends. >> the hollywood reporter says
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vertigo has topped citizen kane as the best movie. this year 848 movie experts put alfred hitchcock's thriller on top. long story short. after 50 years at number one, citizen kane is now number 2. montgomery alabama affiliate affiliate. reports that viola davis has been named -- other candidates for the honor. miss alabama 2012 anna laura bryan. she will travel to other nursing homes to share her experiences. >> go viola, go. >> the huffington post says ryan lochte is a golden boy with the ladies. the website has a compilation of kwoes he's given. the best way to pick up a woman is to wink at her. also that women are evil. yikes. and being loved by one is still a worthy goal. according to his mother he
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believes one nightstands are best. oh, my gosh. his brother says they watched the notebook together and ryan cried. long story short, crying during a girl movie trumps the one nightstand comment. not good jeff. >> it does look like a tick doesn't it? >> jeff said -- >> my winking is really bad. >> jeff said i'm not touching that one nightstand. any list of great american sex symbols will have to have marilyn monroe on it. sunday marks 50 years since her death at the age of 36. half a century later, her legend remains alive and lucrative. ♪ i want to be loved by you notes ♪ >> half a century after her death, marilyn monroe still needs no introduction. which is a good thing. because descriptions in words don't come easy.
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movie stars to simple icon to cliche. >> diamonds are a girl's best friend ♪ >> consider the impossible task of choosing just one photo or one modern day celebrity who best embodies her. 50 years later, marilyn monroe is an idea a brand name. >> i actually think this could be one of the greatest prints in the world. she is as famous as any celebrity that's alive today. >> as famous as any celebrity that's alive today? >> big statement. big statement, yes. >> and an expensive one. in 2010 the company authentic brands spent more than $25 million to acquire marilyn monroe's name and likeness. first priority clean up the mess. >> she would have been extremely disappointed how it was managed
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over the last probably 30 years. they licensed the brand for anything and everything. we are big believers that that's just not the way and should be licensed at. >> you're not going to see marilyn monroe on shot glasses or pens or on cheap t-shirts? >> no. >> what you will start to see, says salter are monroe branded spas and high-end retail items. >> marilyn always balanced it so that she never came off as cheap. that's another reason i think it survives. it survives is because there's an elegance to it. >> happy birthday -- >> the makeover appears to be working. in 2008 monroe was ranked number 9 on forbes list of to be earning dead celebrities with an annual gross of $6.5 million. the next two years she didn't even place.
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but when she returned to the list in 2011 a year after authentic brands took over and the same year my week with marilyn was released she raked in $27 million. >> trailing only elvis presley and michael jackson. even so says photographer lauren schiller no one managed th monroe brand like marilyn monroe herself. >> first "time" magazine cover with marilyn. >> schiller worked with her in the early '60s taking photos that would become some of her last. >> she was a very smart business woman. she knew when to use photography and when to stay out of the limelight. she knew the value of those five minutes in front of those troops. she understood the value of her brand. >> if you're contrasting the brand that she established versus the brand that exists today, how much separation is
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there? >> quite a bit. because times have changed, merchandising is different. in the days that marilyn was alive, you had glossy magazines, the covers were the most important thing and you had the motion picture screen bigger larger than life. there was nothing in between. >> back then the camera was king. unless monroe was around. then it played servant. >> the very first moment i met her, she saw me in the mirror and she said where you're standing, you're not going to get a good picture of me. now if you go over there, you'll get a good picture. there. she turned and looked over the shoulder and look at the picture. it's a million bucks, right? >> i realized at that moment that marilyn monroe knew more about photography than 90% of the photographers that shot her. >> schiller knows plenty about
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marketing monroe. >> look at the different marilyns. >> in 1952 convincing her to let him sell nude photos to playboy. in '73 the controversial monroe book and this year releasing those photos of her near the end. >> she loved the images as she got older. she rejected less of them. i think the pictures by photographers who photographed her in the last five years of her life i think those are the images she would love the most. >> yeah. >> some of those images right? >> she's still strikingly gorgeous. still. it's a list nobody wants, jeff. top earning dead celebrity. after all this time people are still very taken with her. >> i think part of the renewed interest beyond the movie is this whole less is more thing that they're trying to do and that is cutting way down the number of licensing deals she's done and only working with sort
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of a few select companies to sort of bring back the brand a little bit. that may be my favorite. >> your favorite. >> the one that i saw. >> when you look at her body she's a size 12. which is considered big by today's standards in some corners. but her body is amazing. were you smitten? >> everybody knows who she is. the more you learn -- one of the things -- some of the stuff you see, she might be portrayed as a bit of a mess i think, at times. >> she's very -- >> i think when you do this and you look into it and appreciate how much of a business woman she was and how much she appreciated what she needed to do to maintain that brand. >> smart smart, cookie. thank you, jeff. david alan grier became a broadway star 30 years ago. now he's back on broadway in porgy and bess. right now he's chilling in the green room. but he'll join us at the table on "cbs this morning" after the
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♪ there he is. david alan grier co-stars in the gershwin's porgy and bess revised version of the classic opera that won the tony award for best musical revival. >> he got a tony nomination for his role as sporting life. comedian and author joins us in studio 57. hello david alan grier. >> good morning. >> we've been talking because we've both seen the play. we're supporters. >> thank you. >> who knew david alan grier could sing. i did not know this about you. >> my first job was on broadway starring as jackie robinson way back in the '50s. when i was much younger.
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>> wow. >> now you're playing sporting life -- >> when audrey was here she talked about the preparation for the role. how did you prepare to play your part? >> you know what it was research. and a lot of talking. i'm serious. research. >> really? >> real pimps? >> no. i didn't -- but what i'm saying is trying to find the truth in these characters. the truth in these scenes. what is really motivating this guy and listening to these tapes of real pimps talking about how their background their upbringing and how long they stayed in the gang. one said he would sit at a bar and ask a woman -- he'd say buy me a drink. he said 99 and 100 women will tell him to -- >> yeah. >> the one woman that bought him a drink, he said he already knew her. human psychology. that kind of thing.
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>> buy me a drink. okay. >> how long have you wanted to do porgy and bess for? >> i didn't think i would be able to. years. it's never been done on broadway in my career. i've done a workshop with the director. never worked with susan lori parks. never worked with audra mcdonald. >> right. >> it was just a confluence of events that allowed me to be a part of this production. i couldn't say no. >> just when you said david that you've been acting for 30 years, let's think about your career for a second. does it seem like 30 years to you? >> no. >> really when someone says i've been doing something for 30 years, you think they're an old person. you're not that. >> i feel i have a lot more to give. i'm in the middle of my career. my first professional job was on broadway in 1981. i was the youngest member in that cast. now, i'm not the oldest. but done a lot. >> as gayle knows, i've been
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singing the in living coluor theme songs. look at the list of cast mates. >> look at my hair. that's more impressive when i had it. >> that is very nice. >> who is that -- you and jim carrey. >> jennifer lopez, jamie foxx. >> yeah. >> did you know at the time what it would become and what it would mean? >> not at all. i would sit in my dressing room i remember and i told jim carrey. i was like, look man, we have 18 months, people will forget about it. he said no this is history. >> he did. he thought back then. >> he knew. he said people will talk about this forever. >> when i think about you, i think the two snaps in a circle. there you go. >> yes. >> we would invent it right then. literally literally, minutes before we went on the air. what are we going to do? we did this and that.
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>> just right before you went? >> absolutely. that's the pilot. that's the pilot. it was fun. >> when you looked back at that, what do you think? >> how much fun we had. i never missed a day of work. >> isn't that a great way to feel. >> the same thing with porgy and bess. i try and tell the cast and try to exude that try and walk the walk, meaning be the actor that i would have looked up to when i was young. i love my job, i love my job. i can't wait to get there every day. >> you said you have a daughter. >> i do. >> david sat down i said do you have any children? i know nothing about your personal life. share and reveal what you would like. >> i have my little daughter, she's 4 1/2, she's lulu. >> i said what do you like about the may? >> the second act is better. >> i like when you sing and dance nice.
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okay, i understand. >> lulu at 4 1/2 going on 5 already a genius child. >> she knows. congratulations to you, david. >> thank you. the play is going to run through sm. >> end of september. >> we still have time. >> i saw it last tightnight. i thought it was fantastic. >> was there any person who stood out? >> the guy who played sporting stood out. >> hello ♪ we'll be right back. >> thank
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tomorrow on "cbs this morning saturday," more on the 50th anniversary of marilyn monroe monroe's death. we go to the vault for her conversation with ed ward r murrow. we talk about the conspiracy theory surrounding her death.
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that's tomorrow on "cbs this morning saturday." don't you like when people come to the show and they have a sense of humor like david alan grier. as he's leaving, the one thing he wanted before he left was a "cbs this morning" mug. >> i told him he could have a half dozen if he wants. >> we were more than happy to oblige. it's been a very long week. i don't know about you. i myself am really looking for friday. i'll see you on monday. >> yeah. >> that does it for us as we look back at the past week. we wanted to show you the names of some of the people who brought you this broadcast. in the meantime have a great friday, great weekend. jeff and i will see you monday. a new poll has good news for president obama. >> let's finish when we started. let's put the middle class back in the forefront. >> if it's just on the economy alone shall the voters do not believe he deserves reelection. >> his policies have failed to get america working again. my guess is he wonders why that is. >> mitt romney is back to the united states after a week long overseas trip. >> a newsweek cover calls you a
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wimp. >> this article was salve anlvage brutal. >> do you worry about that? >> i sleep pretty well. >> american swimmer michael phelps stands alone. he's the most decorated athlete in olympic history. >> maybe lochte needs to swim faster. >> he swims fast. >> maybe it's not fast enough obviously. >> at these games, the old heroes may have to make way for new ones. >> the brits are re -- at complaining. >> some go through the vetting process right now. >> it's like having a colonoscopy except they use a hubble telescope on you. >> have you been faithful to your wife. >> it's an isolated incident. >> two things to never turn down. sex and television. >> new information about ancestors that you have not
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heard. >> humor comes from where? >> mostly up here. >> renaissance man. >> now is not the time to get the -- >> or lead a cleaner life. >> you're doing okay. >> as long as you're wearing one, go for the effect. >> cool. care to respond, mr. rose? >> i do not. >> he started driving heavy machinery, big trucks and tooting the horn. >> of course, i got to try this. >> i want to get away ♪ i want to fly away ♪ yeah, yeah yeah ♪ >> it was a golden night at the summer olympics for gabby douglas. won the all-around title in women's gymnastics. >> you saw what an electric performer she was. first mary lou and nastia. >> take off, get out of here.
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. it's 5 minutes before 9:00 as we continue to look out at the humid haze. it's tim in for marty over at first warning weather. >> it's definitely going to be a warm and humid day and the week with end will play out much the same as today will. 94 partly sunny with a thunderstorm around this afternoon. tonight partly cloudy and humid. 94 saturday, 92 sunday. better chance of rain on sunday. 88 monday, 89 on tuesday and wednesday. same sex marriage in maryland is back in the news in preparation for the vote in november. mike schuh stays on the story. >> reporter: good morning. same sex marriage is on the ballot this fall in maryland and with the chick fill a controversy and today's kiss in at those same restaurants a group that supports same sex
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marriage releases a poll showing the public opinion in maryland is trending towards supporting same sex marriage. 56% of those indicate they support same sex marriage in maryland. 37% say they do not. that poll was taken last week. a vote may turn out differently. similar proposals have not passed in any state so far. don, back to you. >> thank you very much. cal rin ken is speaking out for the first time about his mother's recent abduction on national television in a news conference to come at camden yards. he's breaking his silence. a man abducted vi ripken from her garage last week. she was returned bound but unharmed. cal said she's handling things well but has yet to return to her house. federal help is on the way for parts of md -- of maryland
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still recovering. now the president has signed a disaster declaration for maryland making federal loans available for repairs in baltimore city, parts of the eastern shore and southern maryland. local swimmer michael phelps the most decorated olympian of all time will compete in the 100 meter butterfly today in london. yesterday he beat out rival ryan lochte in the 200 meet individualer medley. his final olympic race will be as a member of the relay team in london tomorrow. one of the biggest finds in sports memorabilia history has been auctioned off in baltimore. some rare baseball cards from the early 1900s were sold. 27 of the cards -- 27 of the cards were found in an attic and sold for $565,000. don't miss the oriels play the rays. saturday and sunday it will be on wjz. you can see saturday night's game at 7:00 and sunday afternoon's game at 1:30 with the rays live on wjz
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