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♪ good morning. it is tuesday you november 12th 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." the world races to save millions of typhoon victims. seth doane is at the heart of the disaster scene in the philippines. the newest blow to obama care. how the white house enrollment expectations could be off by 80%. plus the miami dolphins owner breaks his silence and turns to hall of famers for help in that bullying scandal. but with begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90
seconds. >> you've got to help us. everything is gone. >> a desperate fight for life in the philippines. >> that death toll is now approaching 1800 but it is expected to go well in the thousands. >> the challenge really is to get the crucial aid to those most in need. >> every building is significantly damaged or destroyed. everything's wiped out. >> there has been looting. people are desperate. >> a lot of the people around the world will see snow today. as the arctic front is heading south, really cold air, that's not factoring in the winds. "the wall street journal" reports fewer than 50,000 people successfully enrolled in the obama web care site. >> the manager in charge of building the website was apparently kept in the dark about serious failures in security. the bucs get win one, and for miami, a loss. >> dolphins owner stephen ross forms an advisory committee.
>> ross says he plans to meet with jonathan martin tomorrow. >> i'd like to hear from him what really happened and what we could have done to prevent this. european efforts are lifting their bans to carry-on liquids. a wild pursuit. a suspect and a state trooper go over the side of a freeway. >> all that -- >> the globetrotters did not go as planned -- >> that acting thing doesn't work out, donnie wahlberg is do the weather. >> what! >> and "all that mattered" -- >> happening today, one of the trendiest days to get marries 11/12/13. >> i didn't actually realize it but i loved the number scheme. >> on "cbs this morning" -- >> couples say they like 11/12/13 because it's an unique day that will never happen again. in a related story, that's literally how every date works.
>> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning. norah. >> good morning to you, charlie. >> terrible story in the philippines. >> terrible. >> people have lost everything. survivors of typhoon haiyan in the philippines are in a desperate situation. this morning new rains are making things worse and slowing relief efforts. more than 1,700 people are confirmed dead. authorities fear the toll could exceed 10,000. >> relief workers say they need food, water, shelter and medicine for up to 10 million typhoon victims. the u.s. and others are sending supply to the region. the center of the disaster is tacloban. a steve 220,000 people nearly flattened by the typhoon. and seth doane is in tacloban. >> reporter: at the heavily
damaged edd tacloban airport thousands wait in the rain. as the c-130 cargo plane arrived on the tarmac. desperate survivors rushed to get on board. only a few hundred were lucky enough to get out. >> there's nothing here. >> reporter: this is what they're trying tos ing toing to escape. a city used to this. tsunami-like storm surges u.s. brigadier general paul kennedy saw it. >> we saw other small communities devastated. i'm talking nothing left standing. >> reporter: chapels have been into makeshift morgues. and survivors are picking through what remains of their homes, many collecting their belongings in a couple of bags. others already trying to rebuild. following reports of looting,
philippine soldiers were deployed to restore some order, as residents wait for help. manila has become a bit of a staging ground for food and supplies. planes leave with aid. and return with just some of the 600,000 displaced residents. >> just tell me how is it you have made it back here to manila? >> happy that we're still alive. >> reporter: weena gonzalez was one of the fortunate few to be evacuated. after she survived the storm clinging on to a sheet of plywood. how did you get a seat? >> i was priority because i was pregnant. i'm pregnant. >> reporter: you're pregnant? >> yeah. are how many months pregnant are you? >> seven. >> reporter: still, the struggle is far from over. the seats on the plane are such a precious commodity.
gonzalez was forced to leave her husband, to fend for himself. for cbs news, tacloban. cbs news' barnaby lo is in the city of cebu where help is starting to arrive. >> reporter: resources are being flown in from around the world. that aircraft just behind me just landed this morning. millions of people here are without food or shelter. and the devastation left behind from this deadly storm has made it very difficult for aid workers for those in need. a humanitarian response is under way. the "u.s.s. george washington" carrier is expected to arrive in the next day or so. u.s. troops have landed in the philippines. and the ambassador has issued an
immediate 100,000 ford relief workers. the united nations has released $25 million for the relief fund. the united kingdom has donated $16 million in u.s. dollars worth of assistance. constituting $9.4 million. and dozens of other countries are collecting donations and sending aid workers as well. one of the main concerns now is clearing the roads so support can be delivered to those who need it. a tropical storm moving through the region this week has hampered those efforts but forecasters don't expect it to cause a fraction of the damage of last week. for "cbs this morning," barnaby lo cebu the philippines. if you'd like to donate go to cbsthismorning.com. there you'll learn how to donate to the many victims of disaster. the team played its first game since the story broke. but the miami dolphins lost to
the tampa bay buccaneers last night. mark strassmann is in tampa. mac, good morning. >> good morning to you, charlie. in the locker room after the game dolphins players said over and over that their minds have been only on football absolutely nothing else. but the dolphins owner admitted this season has turned into a nightmare. >> and the dolphins' long week and a half looks like it will get even longer. >> reporter: all game the dolphins and bucs took turns pushing each other around. no one complained about bullying. that's how football teams win. but many fans suspected the scandal is the reason the team played poorly. dolphins players disagreed. >> we came with the mind-set that we're going to win this game. >> reporter: miami teammates jon than martin and richie incognito were nowhere in sight but they dominated the conversation. >> this continuing nfl investigation for another three weeks or so swirls as this team
on the field tries to win games. >> we want to put this behind us, and we want to do the right thing. >> reporter: miami dolphins owner stephen ross spoke publicly before the game before the scandal broke. >> i know is this pawling to me. i know that i'm capable of overreacting. i also want to get everybody's feedback, because we all know that the football locker room say different workplace than most of us are accustomed to. >> reporter: ross said he'll meet with jonathan martin on wednesday to hear this story. he's waiting for nfl investigators to establish what really happened before he takes action. but he's organized two committees to examine issues like locker room culture. one includes dolphin hall of famers, dan marino and don shula. >> one thing that will not change there will be no racial slurs or harassing in that workplace, in that locker room and outside the locker room. >> reporter: ted wells, the nfl's special counsel will also meet with martin this week in california.
there's no time line for this investigation to finish. as on and off the field, the dolphins struggle to put the focus back on football. since this scandal began, dolphins players have united behind incognito, not martin. but their owner said he really wanted to hear martin's side of events. hearing from incognito seemed almost an afterthought. charlie, norah. >> mark, thank you. and obama care faces new pressure this morning from within the president's own party, democratic senator kay hagan of north carolina is calling for an investigation into the troubled launch of the health care website. and this morning, we're getting the first estimates on the number of americans who actually signed up for coverage. they are much lower than what the administration had hoped for. major garrett is at the white house. major, good morning. >> good morning norah and charlie. the administration will not comment on these figures. neither the white house nor the department of health and human services principally because they're set to release figures later this week.
"the wall street journal" estimated 40,000 to 50,000 consumers have signed up on the federal website. meaning healthcare.gov. that very troubled website where consumers have had so much trouble even signing up for coverage. cbs has collected data from the state exchanges. those are separate health insurance exchanges and found that 50,000 consumers have signed up there. the administration has long said that the first enrollment numbers are would be very low and indeed they are. here's why they matter. low enrollment figures even in the early stages could undermine the law's financial stability. because if there are not enough consumers signing up there won't be enough premiums paid in to pay off insurance covered for those who aren't insured before. we don't know the composition of those signed up for coverage. if in fact these people signed up now are older and sicker use more information and not younger and healthier, the system's stability could also be threatened. all of this comes as capitol hill is looking very closely at the implementation of this law and low enrollment figure
charlie and norah, could increase pressure for the senate democrats for the white house to currently extend the six-month period. that's something that the white house and health and human services have been adamantly opposed to. and wall street goes back to work with the dow jones industrial average at another record high. bond markets will reopen after being closed for veterans day. and all three major bond rating agencies are now being sued. they're accused of misjudging mortgage bonds that collapsed in 2007 at the start of the financial crisis. >> and documents from standard & poor's, fitch ratings one investor says a bond package could be structured by kals and we would rate it. and another document employee wrote we sold our soul to the devil for revenue. bill canon is director of jpmorgan chase. he's the seller of a best-selling book on wall
street. good morning. >> so, charlie, the first thing you have a statute of limitation that is running out under the potential of bringing these suits. this sort is a bit of a hail mary pass the clock's running out. this is by the bear stearns hedge fund which collapsed in 2007. it's almost six years. the time is running out so they have to bring the suit. to bringt suit is completely legitimate that deep pockets are clear something wrong here. >> these rating agencies what they rated, a bunk of junk that people bought and led to the market meltdown. why is it taking this long? >> first of all, let's reminds people, they rated things that turned out to be junk and relatively worthless as if they were aaa. there are ten companies and they were rating them aaa?
>> why were they rating them aaa? >> they were being paid by the wall street firms to rate them aaa. if you want to know if anything has changed by that the answer is no. the system is not exchanged, despite e-mails that you see that clearly shows they've not done their job. >> why is it taking so long to bring these suits? >> well the game is coming to the end -- >> i know that. why wouldn't they do this a year ago or two years ago? >> well it takes a long time to build these cases. >> okay. but what are they doing in the agencies to change the way they do their business? >> charlie, nothing is the answer. we hope there could be changes coming out of this crisis but it really hasn't changed. they still get paid by the wall street firms. when you get paid bit wall street firms you give the wall street firms what they want. often what they wanted is ratings which unfortunately reflect the realities of the risks in these securities. >> bill thank you. iran's foreign minister is firing back after secretary of state john kerry after breakdown of talks on iran's nuclear
programs. mohammed zarif said it's to blame and faulting iran undermines future communications. kerry said the powers were in agreement but it was iran who pulled back. >> iran couldn't take it at that particular moment. they weren't able to accept that particular. >> now the next round of nuclear negotiations is set for next week. millions in the east are getting the first major wintry blast of the season this morning. heavy snow is falling in cleveland. commuters face up to 5 inches of flakes before the day is over. in downtown pittsburgh a 2-inch blanket of snow covered the area overnight. and the system is on the move north new jersey is getting hit by a fast-moving band this morning. in new york city central park is turning white at this hour. wow. from the northeast to the south. daytime temperatures are expected to dip way below normal today.
meteorologist megan glaros is tracking this cold front. >> good morning, charlie and norah. well, winter may be a little more than a month away but it certainly feels like it across the a good part of the nation. new york boston philadelphia snowflakes. but lake-effect snow is a good potential. we picked up half an inch in chicago yesterday but lake-effect snow could push as muches 8 inches in laporte, indiana, cleveland, indiana and rochester as well dealing with lake-effect systems. with the northwesterly winds coming in the wake of the system ushering in that very arctic air. in fact, the coldest air of the season so far, chicago will struggle to even make it above the freezing point today. even parts of texas tonight will reach the 20s and 30s, while the eastern seaboard stays in the 40s for highs. that's 15 to 20 degrees below the norm. norah, charlie. time to show you the morning's headlines from around
the globe. "the new york times" looks at roman catholic bishops they're being encouraged to take up places in iraq syria and india. workers are there persecuted and killed for their faith. bishop timothy dolan said it pales in comparison. "the wall street journal" saying new ways to fight insects, mosquitos and bed bugs are a menace around the world. and navy researchers are looking at robots and other devices to zap the bugs. and the san jose mercury news said a trial will start today in smartphone patents. hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake. "the washington post" looking at the retail arms race to lure holiday shoppers. walmart, kohl's and target are opening earlier on thanksgiving. walmart opens at 6:00 p.m.
>> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by kohl's. kohl's expect great things. he risked his life to capture the fury of typhoon haiyan. an american storm chaser tells us how he saved lives. >> these people were in their rooms, they smashed the windows, and they were screaming for help. >> the story you'll see only on "cbs this morning." a rock 'n' roll dream ends
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wow. >> frightening. big guy. some of the most compelling images from the philippines in recent days come from the camera of an american storm chaser. but the most dramatic moment happened when he sto it is 26 minutes past 7:00. it's become real wind chilly outside as we lose degrees. sharon is watching the drive. marty's over at first warning weather. it's still 47 on tv hill. now we have north northwest winds at 15. there's a little bit of moisture that's going to be diving our way. a couple of sprinkles not out of the question. it's not a huge issue. they're going to go for a high temperature of right -- we're at our high now. we have a lunchtime temperature of 43, the mid 30s by dinner. the mid 20s over night. here is sharon at wjz traffic control. good morning. well so far not so bad out there. just one
accident president at fayette. other wise speeds slow in the usual spots. west side outer loop you're looking at 34 -- or actually 30. topside outer loop 34. on 95 southbound 28 miles per hour between white marsh and the beltway. that's a look at the west side there at exit 17. that's another look at 295 that accident is clear at 175. this traffic report is brought to you by your local mcdonalds. they are taking baltimore is taking the education community with free coffee every tuesday. marylanders are leading the efforts to send supplies to the philippines devastated by that monster typhoon. mike schuh is live with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. with land line and cell phone communication tower s blown down good and bad news is having a hard time getting off. in white marsh the church is wait together hear from loved ones.
the congregation is collecting food medicine clothes and other supplies. on sunday they will hold a fund raising concert. we know the name of a man killed in a college park house fire. police identify him as 83-year-old reginald oram. his wife survives and is being treated for smoke inhalation. she was in stable condition. a local man pleads guilt ity to involvement with silk road. jacob george admits to buying heroin from dealers in the city and selling it on the website. george faces up to 20 years curtis green up to40 years behind bars. stay with wjz 13, maryland's news station. up next, the american storm chasers who caught typhoon haiyan on camera. the man called the super facial
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turnpike" and "this new jersey." >> welcome back. coming up in this half hour four young musicians left persecuted in iran to play rock 'n' roll in a deadly city. they had a deadly confrontation. music fans say a great loss. police officers finds criminals by looking at things in a different way. that story's ahead. relief efforts continue for victims of the massive typhoon that slammed into the philippines. bill whitaker met an american storm chase here went beyond merely capturing the destruction on video. this is a story that you will see only on "cbs this morning." >> reporter: when storm chaser josh mergerman went to the philippines to document typhoon haiyan, the last thing he expected was he would set down this camera and save live. >> i was just to the center of the city the bay rose up.
>> we have storm surge starting to flood. >> reporter: all of a sudden, the hotel, the water was rising rapidly. the people in the first floor rooms were caught by surprise. they were death traps essentially. >> reporter: you may have seen these picks of josh and his colleague mark thomas floating people to safety on mattresses. >> these people were in their rooms, they smashed their windows and screaming for help. when you see someone suffering like that, they're going to die if you don't do something like that, you just go. >> reporter: mergerman had raced to the philippines to get as close to typhoon haiyan as possible to collect scientific data and images like these. he'd been in more than 20 major storms. he says haiyan didn't seem like a monster at first. >> the picture, the city inside a tornado for an hour. i mean that's what it's like. we were in a four-story solid concrete hotel. like one of the most solid buildings in the city. and it was trembling and shaking.
wreckage from other buildings was smashing into our building. it was thundering and trembling. >> reporter: that's when mergerman and thomas jumped in to help. thomas didn't see the danger debris hidden in the water. >> i was trying to pull a woman out of a window and there was a piece of a nearby building part of it had blown in the courtyard under the water. a rusty piece of tin. ripped his leg wide open. i don't mean a cut. i mean cut to the bone. >> reporter: it took 48 hours, but he made it to the hospital. this is mark thomas being evacuated on an air transport. he's now home in taipei facing a series of surgeries. mergerman went to document one of earth's biggest storms and ended up with the challenge of his life. >> you can see why when people experience this they thought a god was angry and punishing them. it feels that way.
it feels angry, like it's about to get you. it's serious stuff. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," bill whitaker los angeles. >> an interesting point of view. people say somebody was mad at you because you can't understand this destruction. >> having never been in that kind of place where you face instant loss of life you know i can't imagine what it's like. and how much adrenaline is flowing and how you're going about deciding how you survive. and this morning, a search for answers after a shooter targeted a rock band. a gunman killed three young men some brooklyn new york before turning the weapon on himself. the victims musicians who escaped persecution in iran. their american music careers were just starting to take off. michele miller is with us. good morning. >> reporter: two of the victims were brothers part of the band "the yellow dogs." the third was a friend also a singer. the alleged killer police said was another musician who knew
all three of them. the yellow dogs mixed punk and dance music, a sound they first honed in secret in tehran and then popularized in the trendy brooklyn neighborhood of williamsburg. but early monday morning, police said two band members, guitar its soroush farazmand and arash farazmand along with ali eskandarian were tragically gunned down. the yellow dogs were just starting to make a name for themselves in new york. >> part of the appeal of the band is they did risk their lives for their art. >> reporter: police identify the shooter as ali akbar mohammadi rafie, he reportedly went floor to floor methodically shooting his victims. after scuffling with another resident, rafie made it to the roof and shot and killed himself. >> it seemed like there was a dispute over money that had
something to do with them playing music together. >> reporter: the yellow dogs started out in iran where authorities said they viewed rock music as being against islam. practices and shows were held clandestinely. >> we were soundproofed in our own way. >> reporter: in 2009 the band appeared in a film called "no one knows about persian cats." about iran's music underground. the movie won an award at cannes, and the band decided it was time to leave iran. in february, the yellow dogs bassist explained why. >> if i didn't leave, they're probably going to kill me. i'm serious. >> reporter: sadly, their worst fears did not come true but not back in iran in their own
country. >> the man stage at the house suffered gunshot wounds to his arms and survived. a grand farewell for a british world war ii veteran who died last month. hundreds of strangers attended his funeral because of an appeal that spread across the internet. ♪ >> reporter: they came from across great britain to honor harold percival and his service to their country. young and old, they came. almost no one here knew percival, but when he died last month at 99 this obituary written by the funeral director asked those to come and stand up for him. >> it turned out to be far more than we could have imagined. >> reporter: percival was a world war ii serving in the royal air force.
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♪ in our "morning rounds." the power of the eye. one of the leading law enforcement groups is taking photographic memory to a different level. mark phillips reports on a new vision for catching the bad guys. >> reporter: good morning, well the london police here at scotland yard like the police everywhere, use all kinds of technology to solve crimes dna evidence, modern forensics, fingerprints. but they've also discovered the best tool, in fact may be the oldest tool the human eyeball. but not all eyeballs it seems, are the same. they discovered something they weren't expecting at scotland yard a couple of years ago. during the week of spreettreet rioting and looting in 2011
much of lawlessness was captured on security cameras. but unless those breaking the law could actually be identified, the images were useless as a policing tool. much vaunted computer recognition software was supposed to be able to spot the faces of known criminals in the crowd. except, according to detective chief inspector mick neville something worked better. >> we put them through the facial recognition software and it picks out one. i've got one officer here he picks out 180 suspects. society human is 180 times better than the magic machine. >> reporter: this is police constable gary collins, you can call him "hawkeye." he has now identified more than 600 suspects for all sorts of crimes over the years. suspects no other person or machine managed to spot. he never stops. >> you're always on? >> you're on and you become an
addiction, obsession. >> reporter: but how does he do it? it just comes naturally. do you know what you're looking at? >> it could be many different things. >> reporter: all he knows, he's got the knack. and the title, he's a super-recognizer. and the trick at scotland yard is others. >> i'm going to ask you to do four different tests today. >> reporter: they're working with a psychologist dr. josh davis to find other police officers who are also good at it. do you know why some people are good at it and some not? >> there seems to be some evidence. like a genetic inheritance in the genes. face recognition ability does appear to run in families to some extent. >> really? >> yes. >> reporter: then they take these called super-recognizers and have them look at the unidentified photos of suspects of various crimes.
or they look at movement of security cam footage, this one of an assault. getting the best recognizers and the most pictures in the same place seems to work. in this one-day session, they identified 250 suspects. >> no one else in the world does it. and i recommend to the police forces, use your offices this way. you've got images and you show them and you track them through. your images will be as effective as dna. >> reporter: the ability to identify suspects from images is now considered such an effective tool that the police are now developing tests to be able to recruit people who come from that top 1% or 2% of the population which is better at it than everybody else for "cbs this morning" i'm mark phillips at scotland yard. >> one more giant step for technology. >> people who have photographic memories i feel like i never
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♪ 4 minutes until 8:00 a look at the tank farm and the bay bridge in the distance. it's become a blustery beginning to this day now. it was calm and warm now it's become a continuation of this. if you're just getting up and joining us you missed a late night, early morning. it was calm about 50 degrees. now it's really changed. here's this frontal boundary diving through the area. we're at our high right now in the upper 40s. 43 by lunch 40 by dinner, 25 by bedtime. now here is sharon gibala at wjz traffic control. >> good morning. still not so bad on the beltway or
any of your other major roadways. just couple of accidents out there. 100 east bound at ewdin boulevard. another one on president at fayette. one more in a. county, solomon's island at jennifer road. speeds remain in the 20s on the beltway and on 95. this traffic report is brought to you by lynn the plumber. same day service 7 days a week, always lynn the plumber. marylanders are reaching out to those effected by the typhoon in the philippines. mike schuh stays on the story. >> reporter: good morning. with land lines and cell phone towers blown down it is hard to get good and bad news off the islands that make up the philippines. americans hit the river life church in white marsh to hear from loved ones. the congregation is collecting food medicine, clothes and other supplies to ship to the areas hardest hit.
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♪ good morning to you. it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." we need help. nothing is happening. that is the plea from one of the millions of typhoon victims struggling in the philippines. malala yousafzai said she still gets death threats from the taliban. and what she told president obama. and the leaning tower of pisa now leaning a little less. first, here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00.
how is it you have made it back here to manila? >> happy and grateful we're still alive. >> more than 1,700 people are confirmed dead. authorities fear the toll could exceed 10,000. >> picture it as the downside of the city inside a tornado for an hour. i mean that what it was like. winter may be more than a month away but it certainly feels like it. possible snowflakes in new york philadelphia boston. since the scandal began, miami dolphins players have allied behind incognito and not martin. >> the numbers would be low. >> scotland yard like the police everywhere use all kinds of technology to solve crimes but they've also discovered that the best tool in fact may be the oldest tool. the human eyeball. >> the achievement is 180 times
better than the machine. >> the globetrotters's bull. >> are you still friends with george clooney. >> i am. he's my go-to person for advice on pretty much everything. except marriage. [ laughter ] >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. it is one of the greatest challenges the philippines has ever faced. getting help to millions of victims of typhoon haiyan. this morning, the official death toll tops 1,700. that is expected to reach 10,000 or more. >> relief efforts are under way. but officials say they are having trouble getting supplies to the people who need them the most. thousand of storm victims made it out of their homes, but that is only a tiny fraction of the number still trying to leave. seth doane in the devastated city of tacloban. >> reporter: good morning, we
landed here in tacloban. this is what we saw. devastated. the ocean is just on the other side here, and it pushed that wall of water and everything in its path up against the airport here. you can see overturned luggage carts. you can see steps that lead to a second floor that just doesn't exist. and then behind me here in the dark are what were windows. you can see right through this airport now. and there were crowds and crowds and crowds of people desperate, trying to get on to the c-130s, giant cargo planes that are bringing supplies into the city. and airlifting the lucky few back out. we spoke with people just desperate to get their families on that airplane. they said there is no power here. and they told us it is quite dark. and scary. at night. back to you, norah, charlie and
gayle. and the devastation stretch for miles around tacloban where 250,000 people lived before typhoon haiyan. on the outskirts of the city this morning. >> reporter: we're on the roads just about 10 or so miles outside of tacloban. and people here are getting particularly desperate. our journey has taken us west of the island. we caught the ferry. and owl the people on the ferry have heartbreaking stories because they are people whose families live on this island. and they don't know whether their family members are alive or dead. one thing i should say, though the extraordinary resilience of the filipino people. they're known for being incredibly friendly people. we stopped to get water earlier on, i walked into what was a convenience store. it's now just three sides of a house, really. i bought what we were buying. i said how are you doing? they said take a look around how do you think we're doing.
and i said but you're still smiling. he said, yes, of course, because we're filipinos. a top executive at health care.gov said he was not made wear of what was going on with the site. the memo says the threat and risk potential is limitless. and it says, the problems will take months to fix. henry chao the website's chief project manager said he never saw the memo. chao is expected to testify on capitol hill tomorrow. some people say buying health insurance on the website is like climbing the mountain. cbs told you about the health sherpa. thousands of customers cannot wait to get started. >> reporter: it has been a busy few days for three guys to build a website to do what
healthcare.gov has been unable to. after cbs news ran a story about their site thehealthsherpa.com visits jumped dramatically. >> we were about ten visitors and then you guys did the story, and we jumped to 10,000. >> reporter: george kalogeropoulos, ning liang and michael wasser are in their 20s-after work for companies like twitter and microsoft, they're building their own startups. >> we're trained to do as quickly as possible with as few people as possible. i think -- that's a great example of that. how can you build as much as you can with as little as you can. >> reporter: what they built say website that lets users get quick answers about health insurance plans. the irony is that all the information in thehealthsherpa.com comes from healthcare.gov. >> we were very fortunate
because healthcare.gov did publish the underlying data they used for their estimates. >> reporter: so you took information that's already in healthcare.gov and just made it easier to access? >> exactly. >> it was much easier. it's very user friendly. my 10-year-old could do it. >> reporter: bonnie ward used the health sherpa to find insurance for herself and her daughters. we reach her on skype. >> it was very easy. >> reporter: are you surprised that three guys in their 20s can do what a bunch of government contractors couldn't do? >> to be frank, i'll actually not surpriseded. >> reporter: the three who built health sherpa said it cost them late nights and a couple hundred dollars. they hope the government site will soon improve and make theirs unnecessary. for "cbs this morning," john blackstone in san francisco. >> i love it when they said is it broke and then we fixed it. >> in five minutes.
>> maybe they could help out. >> maybe somebody is listening. and caroline kennedy will be sworn in today as ambassador to japan the daughter of john f. kennedy was dominated by president obama over the summer. in october she was confirmed unanimously by the senate. kennedy is expected to take up her post later this month in japan. when she visited in march, kennedy left a hint about her plans months before they were public she wrote, come to tokyo and signed her name. >> she wasn't confirms that's how she signed it when she left. >> we've got that wall. >> anyone is good morning. about 14 minutes ago torrey smith sweeted sleet question mark. the wind has fired up. here's first warning doppler weather radar. we're seeing this frontal boundary now really starting to
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♪ just one year ago malala yousafzai was recovering in a hospital bed after pakistan's taliban tried to kill her. now she's among one of the most famous girls in the world. the 16-year-old activist still receives death threats from the taliban. we spoke with malala yesterday. >> this right here can you see that spot? >> yes. >> so it entered here. >> reporter: a year ago malala yousafzai was shot on a school bus the attack was ordered by this man mullah fazullah.
a man who ordered that attack is head of the taliban. does that scare you? >> i'm not afraid. i'm scared of ghosts but i'm not afraid of the taliban. it shows that you're afraid of this person. why should eye be afraid of someone who is afraid of me already. >> reporter: it's that kind of determination that has won malala international praise and made her an unstoppable force in the fight for girls' education. celebrities, politicians and royals clamor for her company. for the first time she tells us about her rare half-hour meeting with president obama in the oval office. where the 16-year-old girl raised one of the most sensitive issues in u.s./pakistani relations. is it true when you spoke with president obama, that you talked about your concern that drone attacks are fueling terrorism? >> the first thing is that it
is true that when there are drone attacks, killed it's true but 500,000 more people rise against more blasts. and owe basically, i think the best way to fight against terrorism is through peace, not through war. because i believe that wars can never be ended by a war. >> and you said that to president obama? >> yes, of course. >> reporter: empowered by her own experience malala has decided to continue the fight for education from england, where her family moved after the attack. she started the malala fund and hopes eventually to help the 60 million girls in the developing world with little access to education. the first project is already under way. sending 40 girls to school in the swat valley where malala
grew up. how many girls do you want to help educate? >> i want to help millions. start from one and two and then go on. >> reporter: but because you were targeted aren't there also many girl hoarse scared to go to school that they will also be targeted? >> to be very honest there might be a few girls that are scared. but the thing is in the school bus when i was shot i fell down on the lap of my best friend and all the blood was on her school clothes and she could see me bleeding and my other two friends as well. but all of the girls in the school bus they're still going to school. they're not afraid. >> reporter: did you hear that the head of the private schools in pakistan has banned your book? >> i think that's a very small number of schools that has banned the book and there are millions who are buying it. i just don't think about it a lot. the first thing is my message is
education. and i hope that people would listen to it. >> one child. one teacher. one book and one pen can change the world. >> reporter: malala certainly believes she can. the girl who once wanted to be a doctor now wants to be a world leader. when addressing the united nations on her birthday in july she wore the scarf of pakistan's first and thus far only female prime minister benazir bhutto. >> when she send me her scarf, and i saw it i just tried to smell it. and i tried to feel benazir bhutto because she's a great leader. and a woman leader. and i said a woman can be a prime minister. >> so you want to follow in the footsteps of benazir bhutto. >> but, malala you know benazir
beauty together, she was assassinated. it's so dangerous? >> the thing is the taliban have already targeted me. and i have seen that. and it's like one might have experiences to see death. and i think that one has to die. at the end one dies. there's no one going to be living for centuries. the thing is our body is going to die, but the mission and the campaign that we have i want that to survive, and i want that to live forever. and for that reason i will continue my work. and i'm not afraid of death. >> she's not afraid. when i asked her about her next project for the malala fund her answer surprised me. she's actually going to be helping the children of syria. as you know there were more than 1 million children of syria. she's going with queen reyna there. she's going to help the syrian children. >> i believe it.
she is amazing at the "glamour" awards yesterday. hillary clinton, barbra streisand, lady gaga the line was longest for malala. >> it is 25 past 8:00. we're looking south on what become a blustering day. >> it's because this frontal boundary is moving through you -- through the area. here's there'd. first warning doppler weather radar. you might see a snow flake blowing around. we hit our high of 50 a long time ago. it will be about 43 and falling and windy at lunch. here is sharon at wjz traffic control. good morning. not a bad ride. 97 northbound at 50, another one on westbound at edwin boulevard. that's on the
ramp. solomon's island road at jennifer road. if you're headed out on the beltway a slight improvement on the topside of the beltway now in the 30s. on 95 southbound 23 between white marsh and the beltway. that's a look at 29 where we had an earlier accident that's gone. this traffic report is brought to you by naval academy athletic athletics. visit navyporlts-- visit navysports.com. many are in a rush to hear from family in the philippines. mike schuh has the story. >> reporter: good morning. it's hard to get good and bad news off of the islands. americans hit at the river life church in white marsh are waiting to hear about loved
ones. they are collecting food, medicine supplies to ship to hose hardest hit. their collection of supplies continues for 2 weeks from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.. back to you. >> thank you. h this morning we learned the name of a man killed in a fire downtown. according to our media partner the baltimore sun his name is william turner. he died friday night when a fire broke out in his room. the cause of the fire and his death are still under official oh investigation. police in college park are searching for a group of thieves this morning. they say two maryland students were walking along paint branch trail on sunday when they were confronted by eight to ten men that attacked them. some students were hurt but all are expect today recover. ray rice continues to battle a hip injury. coach harbaugh will not replace him saying they need all players. next sunday
♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up on this half hour on thus tuesday, the author of two favorites in the toyota green room. hello, mitch albom. he tells us how he finds his new book -- finds a connection with the afterlife. and pisa. how the leaning and looking at the balancing act. how engineers are keeping one of the world wonders at just the right aimingle. that's ahead. right now, "usa today" says one of the america's oldest
surviving veterans received a presidential tribute. the president honored 107-year-old richard overton as the nation marked veterans day. >> i want you to know a little something about mr. overton here. he was there at pearl harbor when the battleships were still smoldering. he was there at okinawa. he was there at iwo jima where he said i only got out of the there by the grace of god. richard overton, this american veteran is 107 years old. and we are honored that he's here with us today. let's ask richard to stand again because he can stand. >> wow. >> what an amazing man. you know he volunteered for service in 1942. he apparently takes no pills, he says, just an aspirin every day. but he has whiskey in his coffee every morning and he smokes a
number of cigars. >> that will get you to 107 -- >> yeah that will get you to 107, let's do it. >> and he's standing tall. >> and a handsome fellow. >> i think so. the "atlanta journal-constitution" said the braves are moving into a new stadium. the baseball team will leave turner field in 2017. the new baseball park will be about ten miles from downtown atlanta in cobb county. the cost about $675 million. and "time" magazine looks at the most attractive american accent. a survey of 2,000 men and women find the southern drawl is sexy. number two, new york. get out of here. number three western. texas, you, norah, north carolina, charlie, say something -- >> hi ya. >> good morning, y'all. susan lyne is helping the
internet pioneer reinvent itself as a media company. she's held leadership positions from martha stewart living to disney. we're pleased to have you again. welcome. >> good to see. you. >> what do you do to reinvent a brand? >> oh i don't think a brand is ever completely reinvented. i think that sometimes you give new shape to it. but for a company like aol, it's a very strong brand. it's known to most people around the world. it is the company that introduced all of us to the internet. >> so your challenge is what? >> so the challenge is how do we get the company growing again. at a significant pace. and that's what tim armstrong has been able to do over the last couple of years, is to rhee really reignite growth in an old brand. >> when i think of aol, i think of our dialup e-mail accounts but there's much more aol is doing now.
>> yeah it really now is the brand company. so it's home to a lot of beloved brands. huffington post. map quest, moviefone, stylist, tech crunch. a couple dozen brands. and it's become a real video behemoth. it's number one in video ad service. only to youtube in video views. so lots of really interesting work in that area too. in fact, this week we launched a new series with sarah jessica parker about the new york city ballet company. >> and sarah jessica has a new line of shoes coming out. >> enough about you. >> let's talk about you susan lyne. you seem to be someone who is reinventing yourself. you talked very candidly when you were let go from abc. that was sort of a body blow to yourself. you had to absorb it and do what? take us through that. >> sure i had been at the company for ten years.
>> you launched "desperate housewives," you launched some of the biggest shows in history? >> those actually launched after i was let go. >> you green-lighted them. >> but like many people who get into that job as head of entertainment for network, it's not the most secure position. and i knew that going in. but still, i was completely stunned when i was let go. and i did have to take you know days to process this. but at a certain point, i thought, okay. what does this mean i can do? >> well what's the lesson there for people? you're in a high-profile job and you get let go. >> i think you have to think what the opportunity is. for me it was that i had always gone job to job because i was offered a job. i'd never had a chance to step back and say what do i want to do now. >> at the time when you're going through that you're not thinking that.
this is the thing about reinventing yourself. you walk into the room where everybody could maybe be your child. i've seen your office you had a really great office. >> at martha stewart i did. >> and then you're sitting at like a cubicle work station. >> absolutely. i went to a startup and it was -- there were at the time about 50 people. and it's true they could all have been my children. and i was at a work station again and i thought i will never make a call here. i've got people here and here. >> but you liked it? >> i loved it. that's really exciting. i think that's really the message, that you just have to be willing to embrace change. and whether that's change in the world around you or change in your situation. >> let me tell you about this person who is a great friend of mine. she was married to a great man named george they had two daughters and two stepdaughters. she had not only to raise her family but also to do all of these jobs.
>> and your husband was a "60 minutes" producer. >> yes. >> so i'm coming home this morning. nice to see everybody here. >> and you say his death from pancreatic cancer years ago really taught you to be present. what do you mean? >> yeah i was somebody who was always multitasking. you know always doing six different things at once. and i think that the six months when he was very sick the one thing he asked from all of us just be here. you know. that's all. and it was a remarkable last gift. i think, to all of my daughters who, it's a really interesting thing. it changed them in very positive ways. i mean they are -- they do focus on the person who is in front of them. and that was new for me from that harried life of work and life and children.
>> and now you're focusing on aol. can't wait to see what you do. >> thank you. >> congratulations on another chapter, susan. >> good to see you. mitch albom is in the toyota green good morning. some of you are seeing snow flurries. it's an ugly looking sky. we have this front coming through the area. over the past hour the wind has gone from calm to north, northwest over 20 miles per hour. here's this action as it's making its way to and through the metro. we hit our daytime high a long time ago. but lunch 43. that might be too warm. chilly, windy as we move through the afternoon. the mid 30
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time selling for the new york press. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i was very touched by this book because it brought back a lot of feelings. i think anybody who reads it would start thinking about i wonder what it would be like to get a call from whoever your loved one is there. isn't that what you were thinking? >> yes a small town in michigan, suddenly the phone starts ringing people calling from heaven. only happens in this one little town, only to people on a friday. and the rest of the world starts flocking to this town. some people looking for the miracle. some trying to disprove it. at the center, a guy who is heartbroken and he lost his wife with a 7-year-old who starts walking around with a toy phone and says mommy going to call us? he decides to prove it's a hoax. he thinks he's figured it out.
it culminates with a live broadcast. the live broadcast phone call from heaven. he's going to prove just as he thinks he's cracked the hoax. i'm not going to say any more because i'll ruin the end of the book. >> there's a part of leaving the loved one, it's not like starting over. it continuing without. that raises the hair on the back of my neck. >> for me i started writing this after my mother had a stroke. several strokes and she lost the ability to speak. when you're a kid, you always wish your mom would stop talking. but i haven't heard her speak in nearly four years. it's so different, she's alive but it's not the same. the preciousness of so many people who have lost loved ones. they won't erase the messages on a cell phone. i thought what if you could hear those voices again. >> you talk in the book about the history of the telephone which i love because it was really created out of love. >> yeah, most people don't know
that. alexander graham bell's wife was deaf. he was actually trying to come up with a way to teach her to speak. he stumbled upon this way of voices traveling to the phone. the actual phone call ever made was between him and his assistant in two different rooms. the sentence was "come here i want to see you." it like gives you goose bumps. that's like wouldn't that be what people would say on calls from heaven. >> you talk about the phone, too, talking about the place where you often get good news or bad news. >> all of life is traveled through the telephone now, isn't it? in some ways or shape or form. we text to send pictures but no one uses their voice. >> i know people who say they'd rather lose their sight than lose their voice? >> yeah. morey schwartz the last thing he said on tuesdays with morey, he said come to my grave and visit and talk with me like
we're talking now. he said well mitch, i'll make you a deal after i'm dead you talk, i'll listen. you know i've always been fascinated by that. people want to have those conversations again. and so that became the motivation for this book to sort of say well what if you actually could. what if a miracle actually took place. >> before we negotiationgo, can we just ask a question about detroit. you talk about detroit and false hope. detroit is compared to chernoble, mogadishu. >> online by outsiders. >> why do you have such hope in detroit? >> because i'm a huge being.man being. i set this book in a little town this becomes their boon. and i have great hope for detroit. i have great home for humanity.
♪ one of italy's great symbols is undergoing a major adjustment. those working to save the leaning tower of pizza, it means walking a very fine line. allen pizzey takes us inside this delicate operation. >> reporter: it's not visible to the human eye but the leaning tower of pisa isn't leaning quite so much these days. in fact, it's actually straighter than it has been for centuries by about an inch. the change has taken 12 years, the result of a monumental
reconstruction project no pun intended. the $40 million spent to save the tower from what many saw as imminent collapse is valued for money according to the director giuseppe bentivoglio. for the next century or century and a half there will be no need for interception this is for certain. >> reporter: the name pizza dates from 600 b.c. it's ancient greek so it's no surprise that one side of the tower began to sink after the construction began. the engineering project involved attaching cables and enormous lead weight as a counterbalance then extracting soil so the structure would settle back. society walkways cover the extraordinary engineering work. but the tower's statistics speak volumes for the about accomplishment. construction began 600 years before the u.s. declaration of independence and took 200 years. at 180 feet it's barely a third
the height of the washington monument. but it weighs 14.5 metric tons. it's classed as one of the seven wonders of the world. are you surprised what the you see? >> yeah, i'm surprised it's not falling over. that it hasn't like fallen over. >> reporter: the lean, of course, is what makes the tower more than just another example of ancient architecture. >> if they straightened it back up would you bother comingy. >> no. >> neckheck no. >> what's the attraction? >> to get a photo. >> a photo op. >> you came all this way. in pursuit of a kodak moment gas third way up to the 300 steps spiral to the top. unaware that the tower actually moves most of the time. it's sensitive to the temperature and the wind engineer bentivoglio says and
especially to the underground layer of water which varies depending on the season. even if you could feel the movement, however, the stupendous views make up for it. and for those that get the timing right one of the seven bells that represent the notes on the musical scale will chime. ♪ fortunately for the sake of the tourists' hearing, only one bell is run electronically. the sound of all seven would make the human body and the structure vibrate. the tower is a crowning glory of the piazza known as the field of miracles which may seem like a feat but maybe not. allen pizzey. >> it's interesting what are the other seven? one would be the great wall of china. the taj mahal. the pyramids. that's four.
5 minutes before 9:00. have you seen any snow flakes? we've been looking. marty is over at first warning weather. i guarantee you there's some out there. take a look at first warning doppler weather radar. temperatures are now starting to fall. we will have hit our daytime high. when we came to work it was 50 degrees. no wind. now it's fallen through the mid 40s and quite windy. winds steady north northwest 15 gusty miles per hour to 25. 43 by noon, but it may be chillier than that. probably the upper 30s by dinner time. over night 25 the record is 22. tomorrow cold windy partly sunny 42.
families across maryland are rushing to help family in the philippines. mike schuh has the story. >> reporter: it's hard to get good and bad news off the islands. they at the at -- at the river life church they are collecting fooding medicine and other supplies. on sunday they will hold a fund raiding congress cert. their collection of supplies continues for two weeks. 83-year-old reginald oram died when a blaze broke out in his home. his wife survives and being treated for make inhalation. she was in stable condition. a local man pleads guilty to
involvement with the silk road. jacob edge and curtis green pleaded guilty. george faces up to 20 years green a maximum of 40 years. a natural gas leak forces dozens of people to leave their home in aspen hill after a car crashes into the apartment building. no word if the driver of the vehicle was injured. mayor stephanie rwalings-blake is offering incentives to buy homes in the city. they will receive a $5,000 loan as long as they attend an event called buying in baltimore. the loan does not have to be paid back if homeowners live in that home in the city for more than 5 years. a navy blimp should return to the sky today. it will
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