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captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is monday, february 29th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." on its biggest night, chris rock challenges the hollywood establishment. the comedian takes on academy voters and oscar protesters. >> the republican race gets even nastier. donald trump and marco rubio attack each other for the way they look. on this leap day meeting the oldest leaping lady. we begin this morning with a
your world in 90 seconds. i thank you all for this amazing award. let us not take this planet for granted. i do not take tonight for granted. thank you so much. >> diversity takes center stage at the oscars. >> it's the 88th academy awards, which means this whole no black nominee thing has happened at least 71 other times. >> we are going to win so big. you know, we are leading in every single state? >> is he unstoppable? >> there is no doubt that if donald steamrolls through super tuesday and wins everywhere with big margins that he may well be >> have you seen his hands? they are like this. you know what they say about men with small hands? national! in south carolina? >> i won't tell thaw we didn't get beaten and beaten very badly. >> hamilton accused of killing a police officer in virginia will
>> she was sworn in the day before. >> otto warmbier detained in north korea begs for forgiveness. >> save my life! >> a rampage on a religious festival and luckily no one hurt during the festivities. >> all that. >> he hit the shot out of the water in his boxer breven. >> what is going on over there? >> what are you going to do once the big show is over? >> i'm going to the oscar parties. the after-parties. >> when is your bedtime? >> 8:00. >> i want you to reach into your millionaire pockets and i want you to buy some of my daughter's girl scout cookies. look at my babies up there! leo, you made 30 million. come on! >> on "cbs this morning." >> there were no nominees. they were in line to buy t-shirts at the michael bolton concert. the only way they would win
harvey announce the winner and that didn't happen. announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." gayle king is off. jeff glor is with us. the academy awards ceremony turns months of racial controversy into pointed and entertaining social commentary. these four are celebrating their first acting oscars. >> it was host chris rock who stole the show. he took on the lack of racial diversity head on from the opening moments until its closing credits. entertainment tonight co-host kevin frazier is in los angeles. >> reporter: good morning. no way last night's broadcast could be just about the awards. leonardo dicaprio and brie larson took the acting honors and spotlight and surprise
real spotlight was on the oscars lack of diversity and the show's host chris rock owned the night. >> well, i'm here at the academy awards, otherwise known as the white people's choice awards. >> reporter: oscar host chris rock wasted actors were white. rock kept the jokes coming even out of a commercial break. >> we are black. >> reporter: the broadcast politically charged atmosphere included more the diversity issue. leonardo dicaprio took home the oscar for best actor and took the opportunity to deliver a message about the environment, a decade. >> climate change is real, it is happening right now.
facing our entire species. >> i'm the least qualified man here tonight. thank you. >> reporter: vice president joe biden walked on stage to a standing ovation and talked speaking out against sexual abuse. part of his introduction to lady gaga's song "until it happens to you." >> reporter: as the song ended victims of abuse filled the stage. the emotional response from the audience was clear. brie larson who played a sexual abuse victim in "room" hugged each other as they came off stage. >> and the oscar goes to -- "spotlight." >> reporter: tonight's top honor went to a film perhaps the strongest political message.
journalism in "the boston globe." >> this film gave a voice of survivors and this oscar amplifying that voice which we hope is a choir that will resonate all the way to the vatican. >> reporter: the first time a director has won back-to-back oscars in 66 years p.m. the night's biggest upset, mark rylance of "bridget of spies." another winner best supporting act dress was alicia vikander. the real star of the show i thought was chris rock. i thought he hit it out of the ballpark. >> we will have much more from the oscars later on this morning. the presidential candidates making one last big push to super tuesday today. a new national poll this morning shows donald trump is supported
place. you. >> reporter: for better or worse, marco rubio has discovered his inner donald trump. hurling personal insults. it is a successful model. for trump one potential downside procures another important conversation about trump, tolerance and the future of the republican party. >> he doesn't sweat because his pores are clogged from the spray tan that he uses. >> reporter: last night at a rally in virginia, marco rubio got a lot more personal in his attacks against donald trump. >> he is always calling me little marco. i admit he is taller than me. he is 6'2" which is why i don't understand why his hands are the size of someone who is@ at 5'2". he has small hands.
you can't trust them. >> reporter: trump referred to marco rubio. marco. there is something with him. he is sweating. >> reporter: in the past, trump has retweeted support of messages from white supremacists and even retweeted a quote over the weekend from world war ii dictator mussolini. he hesitated when asked about david duke's endorsement of the ku klux klan. >> i know nothing about david duke or white supremacist. i don't know what group you're talking about. you wouldn't want me to condemn a group i know nothing about. >> trump knew enough about duke to say this friday in ft. worth. >> i didn't know he endorsed me. david duke endorsed me? okay. i disavow, okay. >> reporter: marco rubio called trump dangerous to the gop.
party with a noom minee who refuses to condemn the ku klux klan? >> donald trump refused to disassociate himself and condemn white supremacist. every day, it's another thing. >> reporter: ted cruz took to twitter. we should all agree racism is wrong and kkk is abhorrent. trump picked up the endorsement of alabama senator jeff sessions and that only be interrupted as a blow to cruz. trump invoked his name in the fight against rubio and comprehensive immigration reform. >> thank you, major. in the democratic race, hillary clinton carries the momentum. the latest tracker battleground poll shows clinton big lead in georgia, virginia and texas. clinton scored a decisive win this weekend. she beat bernie sanders by a landslide in saturday's south
clinton will hold an event where nancy cordes is this morning. >> reporter: she is leading by 20 points here in virginia in our battleground tracker. it's one of two states a that she is visiting today. those poll numbers help to explain why increasingly clinton is turning her attention away from bernie sanders, training republican candidates. >> i want to debate whoever they put up because here is what they are saying. they are selling the same snake oil, trickle down economics. >> reporter: clinton changed her focus after her south carolina blowout. >> tomorrow, this campaign goes national! >> reporter: she won the state's african-american vote by a staggering 72 points. on "face the nation," sanders didn't sugar-coat it. >> we did really, really, really badly with older african-americans voters. we got decimate. >> reporter: tomorrow, he must
states. the latest cbs news battleground tracker shows him trailing clinton by 24 points in texas and 28 points in georgia. voters there said clinton is more qualified, but they viewed sanders as more principle and hon honest. >> secretary clinton does it a little bit differently. >> reporter: a distinction he tried to draw in oklahoma city. >> if you're going to get paid $200,000 for a speech, must be a pretty damn good speech. and if it's such a good speech, you got to release the transcript! let everybody see it! >> reporter: clinton campaigned in nashville, a camera caught her can dit reaction when he told her about the latest trump controversy. sanders shared that sentiment tweeting america's first black president cannot and will not be
refuses to condemn the kkk. clinton retweeted it. >> some of his supporters say we like mr. trump because he tells it like it is. bigotry is not telling it like it is! >> reporter: sanders is heading to minnesota today, one of a few states where he thinks he can notch a win tomorrow. ironically, even as clinton pulls ahead in the delegate count he is poised to notch his best fund-raising month ever, pulling in $36 million in february. >> nancy, thanks. cbs news political director and "face the nation" moderator john dickerson is in washington. here we have all of this trading of insults and more aggressive campaign against trump. but the question remains -- will the race change until people stop dropping out? >> well, right or, you know, one of the things we saw in our battleground tracker even if the other candidates who are not donald trump start dropping out,
much more of the vote to really overtake trump. so we are going to have to see what happens when the voters get in the booth and start deciding what they are going to do to see if there is anything to stop trump. at the moment, this race to the bottom in the back and forth between the candidates hasn't seemed to have hurt him. >> rather than a campaign of ideas has become a campaign about mussolini and kkk and the size of a candidate's hands. what is going on in the national republican party about how this may affect the party's future and electoral chances in other races? >> once you're talking about mussolini you're in dangerous territory than makeup. these are repugnant ideas that the republican party stands very far apart of and the difficulty for donald trump even though he dissed about david duke on friday when he was asked by jake
seemed to be sort of unable to immediately denounce the kkk and white supremacist. this should not be difficult and gives support to those saying he is playing footsy with the ugliest ideas out there. >> a debate on thursday, a lot of people thought marco rubio did very well in. what is chris christie looking for? do you see this possible vp ticket for donald? >> possibly. i think it was a chance for chris christie to get back in the story a little bit after his poor showing in new hampshire and dropping out of the race, because he really ran on things, chris christie, that donald trump doesn't believe in and said things about trump and his lack of experience that are contradicted by what he said in supporting him ultimately in the end. so it's helpful as you mentioned for donald trump to have an endorsement from somebody like
so it was good for the news cycle but i think other than that, donald trump is off on his own and got his own thing going. whether a place for christie in a trump administration there probably is in some possible way. >> john, thanks. our team will bring you super tuesday results in prime time and our coverage begins at 10:00/9:00 central on cbs. a soldier accused of killing his wife and a police officer is expected to face a judge today. police say that staff sergeant ronald hamilton shot and killed officer ashley guindon on saturday. it was her first day with the prince william county police department in virginia. jeff pegues is at the court where hamilton's arraignment is scheduled to take place. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. ron hamilton will be in a courtroom today. not working at his job in i.t. at the pentagon joint staff services center.
he got into a heated argument with his wife and first to roll up was a rookie officer and military veteran. ashley guindon was just sworn in and on her first official shift, that's what happened. with bagpipes ringing and hundreds gathered on sunday to celebrate fallen police officer ashley guindon. >> recognize that we will continue one step at a time in honor of ashley. >> reporter: some covered a police car in flowers, while others visited the hospital where she died. >> she had been through so much with the marines and to have this happen over something so stupid. it's so sad. >> reporter: guind don was serving her first shift died. a day earlier she was sworn in at the prince william police department where she had once interned. the department tweeted out this picture with the message, be safe. according to reports before
officer in 2015, guindon spent nearly eight years in the marine corps reserves. police say ashley, along with two other officers, arrived at ronald hamilton's woodbridge home saturday night on a domestic disturbance call. >> they approached the front door of the home and the subject inside the home opened fire, striking three officers. >> reporter: the pentagon staff sergeant allegedly shot and killed 28-year-old guindon and shot and wounded 33-year-old david mccown and 31-year-old jesse hampton before surrendering to police. during the search of the home, police found the body of hamilton's wife crystal. authorities also discovered the couple's 11-year-old son unharmed. >> the wife was able to contact the police officer, however, before our arrival, she was shot and killed allegedly by the accused. >> it's always been a peaceful neighborhood where everybody get along with everybody. >> reporter: neighbors of
his violent behavior. >> he was a good guy, like a gentle giant. >> reporter: hamilton, who had been working at the pentagon since 2011, faces capital murder charges. if convicted, could spend the rest of his life behind bars. as for the two injured officers, they have a combined 19 years on the force and they are both expected to make full recoveries. charlie? >> thanks, jeff. the temporary cease-fire in syria appears to be holding largely but the united nations says thousands of syrians may have died from starvation during the civil war. elizabeth palmer is in holmes, where residents halt in fighting will bring a lasting peace. elizabeth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, this partial cease-fire is holding. it has to be said pretty long odds. the position has officially complained to the united nations
strikes. but for civilians in areas that are quiet, this patchwork truce offers relief and a glimmer of hope it might grow into a broader and more lasting arrangement with monitors and designated safe zones. especially in neighborhoods like the old city here thoroughly destroyed by years of fighting but now back in government hands and quiet. life is starting to return to the ruins. calmer, repairs, even school. the partial truce is also a rare bit of good news to the thousands of homeless syrians who were forced out of their towns and villages by fighting and who know want nothing more than to return. the united nations now wants to take advantage of this pause in the fighting to deliver aid to 150,000 people in various parts of syria. and they have also announced a new round of peace talks starting a week today.
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i've been calling out hollywood for lack of diversity. you know what? i don't want to just complain. i want to help solve the problem and that is going to a fresh perspective. in your words what is the oscar controversy about? >> i guess it's about giving the blacks a chance to win. >> did you see any of the oscar nominated movies? did you see "spotlight"? >> no. what is that? >> how about the bridge of spies? >> where are you getting these movies from? >> reporter: what was your favorite white movie of the year? >> oh, man!
>> wow! >> funny. >> i love that clip we were watching at the break as well! that is good! >> i haven't seen that movie. >> charlie and i could watch this all morning long! welcome back to "cbs this morning." we just saw a sample of the comedy chris rock used at the comerds. academy awards. ahead his reviews on the frank social controversy of diversity. a fight club on campus. we are look at the students who were knocked out and left with concussions. that story is ahead. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "the new york times" on an american student detained in north korea making a public apology.
conference in pyongyang. it is unclear whether he was forced to apologize for trying to steal a flag. moderate allies of iran's president want a majority of cease on assembly to pick the next nation's supreme leader. it's iran's first vote since the nuclear vote with u.s. and other countries was finalized. "usa today" reports on a royal caribbean cruise ship cutting short another trip. you might remember the anthem of the seas was battered earlier this month by a severe storm. on saturday the ship's captain decided to head home two days early to avoid another possible storm. the ship was also dealing with a noro norovirus outbreak. police say the kkk were only defending themselves from protesters when their rally turned violent saturday in anaheim.
seven anti-kkk protesters are being held. "the washington post" reports how a member of s.e.a.l. team 6 emerge from secrecy to receive the medal of honor today. navy chief senior biers shielded an american hostage from gunfire and helped in afghanistan. he is the first living s.e.a.l. to receive the medal of honor since the vietnam war. you should learn more about him and this mission too. we have more on our website. incredible story. chris rock is being recognized this morning for redefining the role of oscars host. much of the conversation is focused on how he and the show put racial diversity at the center of the broadcast. michelle miller is here with how rock put the heat on hollywood. michelle, good morning. >> he sure did. good morning. >> reporter: when chris rock signed on to host the award show it was before the oscar white controversy erupted. then it seemed like no host was
white elephant in the room. >> hollywood is sorority racist. it's, like, we like you, rhonda! but you're not a kappa! >> reporter: host chris rock didn't just wade into the diversity controversy of the on oscars, he dove in head-first. >> i'm sure there were no black nominees in '62 and '63 and black people did not protest. why? because we had real things to protest at the time. you know? it's too busy being raped and lynched to care about who won best cinema tog go fer. >> matt bellami. >> he was very raw and very unafraid to go there in many ways. >> reporter: the
>> i'm a danish girl! these dinnishes are good, girl! the night. >> the oscars because i quit, you know? and the last thing i need is to lose another job to kevin hart. >> reporter: kevin hart was the jokes, most likely scripted ones, but hart's take was reportedly ad-lib'd. >> i want to take a moment to applaud all of my actors and actresses of color that didn't get nominated tonight.
because i want them to understand that tonight is not determined the hard work and effort that you put into your craft. at the end of the day, we love what we do and we are breaking major ground doing it. these problems of today. >> reporter: chris rock, kevin hart there both pointed and deliberate. no one was out of bounds from his commentary. chris rock's any way. he took shots at the academy and hollywood establishment and even those protesting the nominations. i guess his point really was, hey, there's some people on the outside boycotting and there needs to be that same voice of dissatisfaction from the inside/out. >> the academy needed this too. >> yes. >> it really did. >> right. this debate. >> right. to be made fun of. >> yeah. >> people were laughing. you guys were having fun at the break. >> as you point out, unsparing and targeting everyone. >> yeah, yeah. sometimes a laugh will go further sometimes to make the point than sometimes a conversation of seriousness.
>> thank you. california school officials fight club on a high school campus. several videos of students punching each other surfaced last week prompting complaints from parents. those students are from nevada union high school about an hour north of sacramento. the district superintendent says she only learned about the fight club, alleged fight club recently. fights may have been going on for years. we should warn you this video is graphic. >> reporter: the video shows students wearing boxing gloves but no protect gear and puckling >> you're bleeding. >> reporter: the fights apparently took place during schoolhouse in a dilapidated building used by the baseball team as others looked on. >> we immediately opened an investigation. we've shut down the location where the fight has taken place. >> reporter: current and former
the fights have been held for more than a decade with kids getting knocked out and receiving bloody yi y noses and black concussions. >> parents and coaches have been aware prior to bringing it to our attention. >> no one is trying to, like, i want to beat this kid up. friends with some of the students in the videos and he insisted they had had no malicious intent. >> just guys having fun. laughing. playing music and boxing. >> reporter: at least three videos were reportedly posted online last week, but have since been deleted. the teenage fighting ring is drawing comparisons to the movie "fight club" about a recreational fighting league for adult men. >> the first rules of fight is you do not talk about fight club. second rule of fight club is you do not talk about fight club! >> it really blew my mind. i was surprised that kids get away with things like that. >> reporter: the high school is trying to determine which
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they say over 700,000 social security numbers and other personal information may have been stolen. jan crawford is outside of irs headquarters in washington with the sophisticated fraud. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. so the irs started that get transcript program more than two years ago. now after a nine-month investigation, the irs is saying it has put hundreds of thousands of more people at risk for identity theft. >> somebody was trying to claim a refund using my social security number and i knew something was wrong. >> reporter: not even virginia tax attorney wayne zell was protected from attackers who he says stole his identity. >> i got a form earlier this week stating that somebody had recovered my e-file personal identification number. i don't have that. >> reporter: the irs is a latest in a series of disclosures.
cybercriminals accessed some 114,000 taxpayer accounts and that number grew to 334,000. this month the irs says as many as 724,000 victims. >> the irs is, frankly, not doing enough to protect us. >> reporter: steve wisman is an expert in identity theft. >> the very fact it takes them so many months to even analyze the depth of the problem shows that there are probably even more identity theft that is going on. >> reporter: the irs says hackers used personal information gathered from other online sources like bank accounts to answer personal identity questions on the get transcript forms. one possible culprit, irs approved taxpayers. one audit found 6 out of 13 irs approved failed to give information to people. >> we don't use proper passwords.
>> reporter: the irs is notifying the hacked taxpayers by mail, as well as free identity protection for a year. in a statement, the agency says it's committed to protecting taxpayers on multiple fronts against tax-related identity theft. we are moving quickly to help these taxpayers. >> short of changing your social security number, which i understand only witness protection program victims can do, i don't really have a solution yet. but i think we need to search for one. >> reporter: now, the online kind of download feature, that has been suspended since 2015, but the irs is working to restore that part of the sfgs, but, of course, with enhanced security this time, to better protect taxpayers. >> jan, thank you very much. a beauty website competes for best oscar night blunder in
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good morning. it is monday, february 29th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there is more real news ahead including last nights's oscar winners and how women are defining history in this year's presidential race. first, here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. spotlight was the surprise winner for best picture but the real spotlight was on oscars lack of racial diversity. marco rubio has discovered his inner donald trump. personality insults and grab attention and see what happens. >> poll numbers helped to
her attention away from bernie sanders training her fire, instead, on the republicans. >> the difficulty for donald trump even though he dissed about david duke on friday he seemed to be unable to announce the kkk and white supremacist. this should not be difficult. >> the partial atmosphere is holding but the opposition has claimed to the united nations numerous violations. a nine-month investigation the irs says it's putting hundreds of thousands of more people at risk for identity theft. >> seemed like no host was better fit to address that big white elephant in the room. >> will smith was not nominated for "concussion" i get it that will was this good and didn't get nominated. you're right. it's also not fair that will was paid 20 million for "wild, wild west" okay? >> i'm charlie rose with norah
gayle is off. leonardo dicaprio is finally an academy award winner. he received his first nomination more than 20 years ago for best supporting actor. he also has three previous best leading actor nominations. >> dicaprio is fighting for survival on "the revenant" that earned him the award. kevin frazier is in los angeles. >> reporter: good morning. after all the outrage over oscar so white, chris rock rolled in and delivered but the oscar ceremony was a coronation of sorts for a young man in the blockbuster "titanic" discovered himself king of the world. over two decades later, it's official. he finally is. >> let us not take this planet for granted. i do not take tonight for granted. thank you so much. >> this committed environmentalist took advantage
revenant." >> i feel a clicking tock and a sense of urgency we must do issue. >> reporter: he group up as a child actor in los angeles. we were there at his first oscars back in 1994. he was nominated for best supporting actor at 19 for "what is eating gilbert grape." >> being with these is like the hop heavyweights and people i've been watching for year. >> reporter: brie larson is this year's best actress money. she used to deejay for extra money and dreamed of a night like this. >> i've watched every year on tv since i was 7 so to be here is a dream come true. >> many highlighted issues of social relevance. kivander took us back to the early days of gender reassignment. >> i hope it can open up a wider conversation and we can be a part of that conversation.
igniting discussion was the real life investigation into sexual abuse by catholic priests "spotlight" earned best picture. >> this film gave a voice to survivors. >> reporter: sam smith won for best original song. ed it might be the first time an openly gay man won an oscar. it wasn't but his heart was in the right place. >> even if it isn't the case, i want to dedicate this to lgbt community all around the world. >> reporter: smith beat out lady gaga's nominated song from a documentary called "the hunting ground" about alleged sexual assaults on college campuses. the performance brought some to tears and touched the revenant director. >> i have a 20-year-old girl in college and, ultimately, i think about that. as a father to see that crisis
and the pain it creates and how powerless than they can be, i think that song was very, very moving. >> reporter: it was a magical moment. leonardo dicaprio has a record to brag about. when he collected his statue it collected over 300 tweets and. beat that one that selfie that ellen degeneres took. >> while the nominations were not inclusive, what about the show? >> reporter: you know, i got to tell you, i thought that chris rock and also producer hudland did a fantastic job from survivors of sexual violence to the lgbt community and racial diversity. the show covered a lot of ground and there really wasn't a wasted moment. there were skits about black history month celebrating jack black and lots of jokes. even the music that was played seemed to have a message.
the theme from mahogany which starred diana ross. there was shack. even a section. paul mccartney wrote the songs in the '60s and he liked to think a blackbird as a symbol for beautiful black woman. the message was delivered loud and clear! if you missed it! academy president cheryl boone- boone-isaac stood on the stage and said change is coming. >> a complete wrap-up of the oscars is can we have any tonight on "entertainment tonight." so check your local listings. twelve states tomorrow on super tuesday. voters in two of those states, georgia and texas, think donald trump has the most optimistic message. they also say he has the best chance to win in november. according to the cbs news
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and we will talk to rebecca in a moment. first we wanted to see her findings in action and so we spoke to unmarried women on their views on dating and their fears and what makes them feel complete. >> i'm single. not married now. so i roll with it. >> very single right now. >> i'm in a four-year relationship. >> i am single. >> i'm single. >> another thing, i've been single for five years so we are talking big plans right now. >> every single person asks do you have a boyfriend? are you dating? >> sometimes you don't find the right one. >> i'm not thinking about married. i don't think i really want to. >> i think i would be devastated if any get married. >> thinking about career goals first. >> i want to have enough time for both, like, for home life and a work life. >> i will always choose my family over my career at the end of the day.
important. then i can't have a father if i can't support them. >> pushing myself professional as much as i can is way more of a priority. >> i don't think the biological clock has hit. >> five years i plan to marry. i plan to marry rich, actually! >> the key to feeling complete is being my truest and most confidence person. >> you have to love yourself to be able to be married and love someone else. >> rebecca traisster, good morning. wow! i know you spent five year researches and putting this book together. what is interesting you found women choosing to be independent, unmarried before they are married. you say it's a mast behavior. what does that mean? >> even though it leads to a unprecedented economic it's not a politicized action.
some we think of that liberating and revolutionary but mostly the pattern. it used to be between 1890 and 1980 the marry age was 20 and 22 and now it's 27. it's a new pattern for adult female life that marriages happen later and maybe not at all. >> in 1970, here it was 23 and now 29. >> how is that changing us, meaning the general society? >> changes everything the way the nation works. it changes. our government and our social policy and civic institutions are built with one kind of sort of citizenry pattern in mind and the hetero marriage. not the way the works any more. tax policies and housing policies and schools let out at 3:00 in the afternoon and have
the assumption there is some number of our population going to be home to take care of those children! the assumption they are always women. >> does it change opportunity and pay equity? >> absolutely. if you have a longer period and women are earning on their own, they are less likely to pay as big a toll as they have historically when they have entered marriages at the beginning of their lives and become sort of automatically dependent on their husband. >> in case you can't marry rich? >> right. >> charlie asked how it changes us. immediately it's changing the election right now. >> yes. well, in 2012 unmarried women were 23% of the electorate. >> huge! >> a quarter of the electorate. they vote very left. they vote consistently left. they voted for barack obama 67-31 over mitt romney. so -- because they require a new set of social policies, they are going to have a tremendous
left for bernie by some number, especially in the predominantly white early states but almost certainly going to vote for a democratic candidate in the general election. >> seeing that in states across the country? >> absolutely, absolutely. >> not the presidential level? >> yes, unmarried women vote democratic. they require a whole new set of social policies that democrats are more likely to be behind. >> so what about men too? men are, at the same time, marrying late? >> yes, they are. and the population of single men is growing. one of the differences is that historically men have always been able to live more easily independent lives. they have been more easily able to earn their own livings and be economic independent. that is relatively new for women. as far as being able to have that kind of social independence and have it be a norm rather sight. >> i like you said this is not
huge impact on our society. >> in the 19th century so many men went west for exploration and killed during the civil war men on the east coast and huge population of unmarried women. a lot of these women whose lives suddenly weren't given over to the lives of wifeliness and motherhood put their effort toward the suffrage and teaching. >> absolutely. many of those pioneers and reformers were unmarried women or unconventionally married women. >> concentration of the major institutions in america? >> absolutely. it's happening. you see unmarried women rising in politics. we have so few women and so few women of color in politics and you see unmarried women and donna edwards running for senate in maryland and others. another one running for california in the senate.
they will be representing a population that is changed from everything we have ever seen before. >> rebecca, it's really fascinating! thank you on the book. >> thank you. >> all of the single ladies goes on sale tomorrow and rebecca will answer your questions now on our facebook page of "cbs this morning." alternative to the academy awards sends a message. ahead, the winners of the all def movie awards and their hopes for diversity in the movie industry. you're watching "cbs this morning." zero added sugar, zero artificial sweetener and zero fat. and zero holding me back! oikos triple zero. be unstoppable. mmm dannon soil is the foundation... for healthy plants. just like gums are the foundation for healthy teeth. new colgate total daily repair toothpaste. it helps remineralize enamel and fight plaque germs for healthier teeth and gums. strengthen the foundation for healthy teeth.
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i'm really excited by all of the diversity noise that is happening right now. and i am so happy that, finally, hopefully, maybe hollywood is about to wake [ bleep ] up. >> this is after she accepted a statue at the all def movie awards. def jam producer and coproducer russell simmons created the award show. jackson jr. portrayed his father rapper and actor ice cube. >> i want everybody take a look in the room right now, because if you don't know, we the underdogs.
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first shop in italy next year. starbucks hasn't been as self successful in italy than other nations. a man busted for allegedly selling fake hamilton tickets. he is accused of selling two bogus tickets to the hit musical for $175 apiece to a craigslist. he was arrested when the woman's boyfriend set up a sting with police when he tried to sell the same tickets to him. jada pinkett-smith and will smith boycotted last night's ceremony after the nominations were introduced. rock took a jab at them. >> jalen boycotting the oscars
i wasn't invited! oh, that's not an invitation i would turn down. but i understand -- i'm not hating. i understand you're mad. jalen is mad and her man will was not nominated for "concussion." i get it, i get it. i get it, i get it. you get mad. it's not fair that will was this good and didn't get nominated! you're right! it's also not fair that will was paid $20 million for "wild, wild west" okay? >> there are some surprising winners this morning who are celebrating their oscar trophies. mad max and spotlight and revenant took home of the most award last night. mad max led the pack with six. >> the oscars have been under fire since no minorities were nominated in the second straight year. chris rock didn't stop there. >> i'm here at the academy
white people's choice awards. you realize if they nominated a host, i wouldn't even get this job! so y'all would be watching neil patrick harris right now. >> wesley morris and elena are here this morning. how did chris rock do? >> i thought he did great. we don't want him to be comfortable. we want him to push the boundary. >> we want him to be chris rock. >> yeah. >> you don't hire him to just be nice to everybody. i think it's interesting that he managed to do a lot of things, like he went after the jada pinkett-smith and will smith boycott or their not attending. he really wanted to keep the focus on there not being nominees of color, while also pointing out the fact that the
inclusion is pervasive, like he wouldn't get the job irnl. >> he either. he is providing a context when he gave a historical context for the idea of boycotting. >> both of you gave him straight a's? >> no. >> no. >> i just want to mention one more thing i thought he did was brilliant make the point about there being black oscars and why the gender categories are still in force. i've been saying this -- i wanted to write a story about this and i've been saying three have gender categories. i want to know what would happen -- i think it would change things a lot in terms of how we talk about these things category. >> one of the reasons we continue to have them is women don't tend to lead movies in the same way men do. most of the oscar nominated movies are the story of a hero on a quest. >> i will bet you anything, stuff would change if you just
supporting actor nominees and ten best actor nominees. >> robert de niro says i don't need to slow down my acting because of merle streep. >> not at all. >> not at all. >> you would have a really interesting conversation when those nominations came out, you know, in january and it was 20. >> what did you like or not like about chris is my question. >> i thought something he did that was interesting was he either repeated the same jock that he did when he hosted the last time or he made a call back where he did a video bit where he went to a movie theater in a black neighborhood. the last time he hosted it was magic johnson theater in harlem. this year he went to compton. >> there is controversy he wasn't there. >> oh, really? >> yes. he asked movie-goers if they had seen some of the nominate films and the sort of broad answer was no. >> yes. >> it was funny when he did it the first time.
>> but coming back to it, it maybe was a little bit weak from a comedy point of view. >> let's talk about leonardo dicaprio. he used his speech to make a larger point about climate change. good thing? >> oh, absolutely. i think he has been such an activist for environmental causes that would you be surprised if he didn't make that point. >> that is very, as i was saying last night, on brand for leo or leonardo dicaprio because i don't know him! >> did he it smartly? >> yeah. i would have been surprised if he hadn't done it. he has been trumpeting these issues for year. they are real. >> it was a night when a lot of people called out causes that were bigger than the show he themselves which i thought was interesting. it was a moment where people taking the time to use this platform to say this is not just about me winning an award. look at vice president biden and lady gaga putting a call out
diversity issue obviously. >> the production itself brought out these sexual survivors or these abuse survivors and i thought that was really powerful. >> that said, wesley, you worked in boston and i worked in boston as well. >> yes. >> i worked -- >> the globe. >> you worked at the "globe" which this story is about. "spotlight "spotlight" raced out to the early lead and backed off. this was a little bit of a surprise. >> yes. it wing came down to three movies. this was -- i mean, when you think about it it's kind of a no-brainer. it's the most important of those, you know, quote, important of those three movies. it's really well made. >> great to see investigative journalism -- >> cheering at home. >> the least divisive between the revenant and that.
that sylvester stallone will win actor? edge. and mark rylance was a surprise of the night. even if you think it's a done deal, all of these, you know, front runners are going to win there is usually a surprise that often comes in the supporting categories and to see somebody like rylance honored for the theater actor, honored to "bridge of spies" for a quieter performance than severls ylvester stallone did, i think is nice. >> one final thing to say it reminds me to watch the oscars, i mean, good actors, how many good arks we have and really are people out there who do what they do extraordinarily well. >> yes. no, it's great. one thing i will say about this so-called diversity issue is i don't know who was booking the guests or who said no, but all
they were either abc employees entertainment. very few of them were american. optic. >> a subtext that other streams of entertainment are doing it better perhaps than movies. >> here they are to give movie awards to people who -- >> served -- >> yes. >> thank you for being here. >> thanks for having us. >> great to have you here. >> thank you both. you can consider today a gift from a 16th century pope. jamie wax explains why it's all a matter of time. >> coming up, ever wonder why we squeeze an extra day into february every four years? this leap day ahead on "cbs this
divisible by 400. in that sounds, confusing it is! we started to dig into leap years and figure out what it's about and started with one very special leap day birthday embrace the latter. but why does daisy's birthday only come around once every four years? >> reporter: do you know why we have a leap year? >> no. >> no. >> probably something about the sun?
>> i don't know. el nino? >> reporter: we decided it might be best to consult an expert. here is theoretical futurist michio kaku. why do we have a leap year? >> you go around the sun is 3 65 no? mother nature made it 365 hours plus five hours and 49 minutes and a few odd seconds. that means that every year, we have to compensate for one quarter of a day. so after four years, we have to add one more day. >> reporter: when did we figure out the need for this extra day? it was way back in 46 b.c. julius caesar realized the calendar they were going after wasn't working. together they realized what the egyptians had discovered we need an extra day every four years to stay on track, so he instituted
but even that wasn't quite right. see? the solar year is actually only .242 days longer than the calendar year and not an even.25. when we add a full day every four years, we are left with a surplus of roughly 11 minutes every year, and that can start to add up. so, finally, in 1582, pope gregory 17th fixed the glitch and instituted the calendar we still follow today. how is it different? i'll let michio kaku explain. >> 11 minutes difference in one year's rotation builds up. and that is why the pope had to intervene and say we have to tweak the julien calendar one more time. so, for example, in the year 1600, that is divisible by 400, there was a leap year, but in 1700 and 1800 and 1900, no, no
then the year 2000 there was a leap year. >> yes. >> reporter: luckily, we have digital watches to account for all this. >> this particular watch has a wheel in it that turns run revolution every four years to >> reporter: someone engineered a wheel that turns once every >> yes. >> reporter: many of us have to adjust the date on our watches at the end of every everybody but this one does that for you. >> this hand represents the date. >> reporter: in order to see how it works, we looked at one under a microscope. >> a cycle of 48 months for the leap year, so we have a cam of 48. we have 48 lobes and each lobe represents a month. >> reporter: it takes over a year and a half to construct one watch and it will set you back around $85,000. so you have four years to save up for the next leap year. around the world, leap year traditions vary.
luck to get married any day of a leap year. up north a british tradition says february 29th is the only day a woman can propose marriage to a man. tradition has always been a nice dinner with family and friends. but this year is different. after all, it's not every day you turn 25! one last thing to think before this leap year morning. if you haven't left for work yet, you may want to consider just staying home! after all, if you're a salaried employee your company is getting an extra day of work from you this year for free! >> good point, jamie! >> i wish i knew that before i came to work today. >> what a great story. >> cool stuff. thank you. happy leap day. >> leap day. leap year and leap day. leap everything! you're watching "cbs this morning."