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wusa 9.com. have a great day everybody. see you back here in the morning at 4:25. captioning funded by cbs would you please wait? are you going to keep talking. >> good morning. what may have been the perhaps the toughest or the most exciting in some ways republican debate yet. rick perry getting aggressive with mitt romney while all of the other candidates are picking atax herman cain tax plan. a story hard to believe. police in ohio on the hunt this morning after dozens of wild animals escape from their cages and remain on the loose.
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>> there were grizz lie bears and black bears there. were were cheat takes. and there were lions and there were tigers. >> schools are closed and residents told to stay inside. we will bring you the latest on this search. apple is hold ago private memorial for its former chief. we will tell you who is expected to attend and why there is new renewed interest in his $6 billion interest "early" this thursday morning, october 19th, 2011. a little wet out there. i'm erica hill. nice to have you with us. >> i'm jeff glor. chris wragge is off this morning and hopeful staying clear of zanesville, ohio. >> wow! >> are you kidding me? >> no. this is the crazy thing. it is truly lions and tigers and
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bears, oh, my. the overused phrase of the day. >> cheetahs and mules. >> camels. >> it's very serious story and they are canceling school for the day. >> school is closed and stores are closed and people staying indoors as they try to round up of the wild animals on the loose. bring you that in a moment. a look at last night's fiery republican presidential debate. some of the toughest rhetoric so far in this campaign as the candidates didn't wait any time lashing out at each other. jan crawford is in las vegas with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are in front of caesar's palace and hunter s. thompsomho said if you're a loser, las vegas can be the meanest place on earth. in last night's debate, i don't think any obvious losers but one thing was for sure, it was mean. it was the most contentious
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debate yet. the, changes at times were personal especially with rick perry on the attack. >> mitt, you lose all of your standing from my perspective because you hired illegals in your home and you into knew about it for a year and the idea that you stand here before us and talk about that you're strong on immigration is on its face the height of hypocrisy. >> rick, i don't think i've ever hired an illegal in my life. would you please wait. are you just going to keep talking or let me finish with what i have to say? look, rick. >> the republican follow the rules. >> a tough couple of debates for rick. i understand that. so you're going to get -- you're going to get testy. >> reporter: perry has been criticized for his controversial immigration policy giving discounts to illegal immigrants." to draw illegals into the state
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and giving hundreds of thousand of tuition credit to illegals that come into this country. then you have the big states of illegal immigrants are california and florida the last ten years no increase in the illegal grimmigration. if there is somebody with a record with regards illegal immigration, it's you, not me. >> you stood here in front of the american people and did not tell the truth that you had illegals working on your property. >> we hired a lawn company to mow our lawn and they had illegal immigrants that were working there. when that was pointed out to us, we let them go and said -- >> are you -- >> you have a problem with allowing someone to finish speaking and i'd suggest if you want to become president of the united states, you got to let both people speak. >> reporter: perry attacked new front-runner herman cain.
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>> herman, i love you, brother. go to new hampshire where they don't have a sales tax and you're fixing to give them one. >> reporter: all candidates went after cain for his tax plan. >> the reason i have a plan taxed so much is because lobbyisting, accountants, politicians, they don't to throw out the current tax code. >> reporter: now, herman cain took a lot in that debate and so did mitt romney. i don't either one would qualify as a loser. newt gingrich said at the end of the debate that all of this bickering between all of them was probably not the best path to the white house. erica? >> may not have been but it certainly made for some interesting tv. jan crawford in vegas, thanks. also joining us is cbs news political analyst john dickerson who is up dark and early in las vegas as well. john, take a look at many. as jan said, perhaps bruise
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inside a lot of cases. a lot of people are talking this morning about rick perry and mitt romney. which did what they needed to do last night? >> whatever they were serving in the debate they are serving in the casinos with the risk taking the gambling the candidates were doing. clearly, rick perry came to press his case and show passion and in mitt romney's face a lot of the debate and sometimes he took the opportunities make a forceful for his energy plan in texas. it seems those are the last two men standing. rick perry in a bit of a tailspin probably a good night to get back into good shape. >> he came out of the gate and gloves clearly off. do you think the message got through to him he needed to be more present in many ways? >> right. the clock is ticking. less than three months before the iowa caucuses and also this
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is the last debate for three weeks. so this was a chance to kind of show that perry really wants it still. there were some people who said it looked like at the last debate he was kind of sinking into the table, that he didn't really want this prize. he looked like he wanted it last night and that is a beginning of the process for him. he still has got a lot of work to do because he is down in the polls and people are concerned about his record, but this is a start. >> herman cain has been up in the polls the last couple of weeks taking heat last night for his 9-9-9 plan. he seems to tout the simplicity of it but he was challenged on it at times. >> everybody on the stage had a problem with the 9-9-9 plans and national reviews had problems with it and they say 84% of people will see that i taxes go up. cain said these are knee-jerk reactions. go to the website and do math
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yourself. that is not necessarily a sufficient argument. the question is did it hurt him? a lot of his answers at the last debate were not that substantial but his numbers went up. the more republicans know about him, the more they like him. the interesting split even though his answers weren't very full of protein, he still may capture the hearts of republicans because of his winning style. >> quickly, we do have a three-week break before the next debalt and debate heavy the last few weeks. how do the candidates use the three-week break in many ways? >> they go out and work on their organization and touch people and get in the local media. they may start running ads here as well in this brief period. >> john dicker john, thanks. >> thanks. >> as republicans look for votes the man whose job they are eyeing is finishing a three-day bus tour today in virginia. >> president obama is trying to get support for his jobs bill.
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on tuesday he vowed to keep fighting for parts of his plan on tuesday. >> i'm everybody's president. i don't care if you're republican or a democrat, this is not the republican jobs act. this is called the democratic jobs act. this is the americans jobs act and everybody will be better off with it passing. >> joining us this morning is the president's chief campaign strategist, david axelrod. good morning. >> good to be with you. >> what did you think of the debate last night? >> it was interesting. look. if you were an american worried about jobs or how we restore security for the middle class there wasn't much confidence. rick perry thinks we can drill the prosperity and mitt romney thinks we need faster foreclosures. one revealing moment in when they were having the exchange you saw on immigration and mitt romney conceded yes, i had illegals working on my property
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on -- from a lawn service. he said i went to the lawn service and said, for pete's sake, i can't have illegals, i'm running for office. not that it was wrong or not that it was illegal, i'm running for office. i thought that was the most unintentional revealing moment of the debate. >> is romney still your primary focus right now? >> i don't know who the candidate is going to be. he has been bumping along a quarter of the vote in the republican primary and seems to be a resistance to him and i think there is a resistance for him just the reason i said. i think is there a sense there is no core to him. he said last night his program -- we modeled our health care program largely on what he did in massachusetts and now he says i never intended it to be a model for the nation. in 2007 he said this will be a model for the nation. and time and time again, governor romney switches from one position to another apparently because he is running for office. >> let's talk about running for office when it comes to the president. a lot of criticism over the bus tour. is it campaigning? is it not? regardless of what it is, he says he is out there speaking to
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the american people because he doesn't feel he can get washington to listen to him. he said last night he doesn't feel there is a sense in washington they are moving with the urgency required. what is the president doing then to speak directly, especially to republican lawmakers, to help pass these individual now parts of his jobs plan? because he has to go back to them at some point. >> 63% of the american people support the american jobs act. they want action now to put people back to work and they think that the proposals the president has put forward will work. what he wants to do is enlist the american people to talk to their lawmakers and to talk to the folks capitol hill and tell them to act. >> do you see that happening? obviously, the american people aren't casting the votes in this case. >> they will cast them again and, believe me, the people on capitol hill are arare of that fact. i think you'll see pieces of this bill moving forward. if it's an inside game, we will never make progress. we have to do this together. the president, the american
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people, putting pressure on congress, on those republicans in congress who have been no, no, no, to everything the president's proposed to say let's move together to start solving problems instead of scoring political points. >> you say you're enlisting the american people but you're doing it in swing states. how concerned are you about some of the states that went your way last time around? >> look. i think it's going to be a close election. we have the wind at our back the last time in 47% of the american people voted the other way. this is a closely divided country. we are in a tough economy. i am very confident we will win because the president has a vision about how we get people back to work but also how we restore the security that the middle class has lost in this country for a long period of time. you watch the republican debate last night, not a whole lot would give you hope if you're a middle class person in this country that they get it, that they understand what is going on in the lives of the american people. >> criticism that the hope they
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may have had when president obama came into office which he ran on. they are looking for that from both sides this morning. nice to have you in the studio. >> thank you for having me. hunted for dangerous animals in eastern ohio. a crazy story. >> it's incredible from pretty much every angle. schools closed and folks in the area warranted to stay inside. our columbus affiliate wbns is in ohio this morning with more. good morning. >> reporter: -- >> can you hear us? it's erica at the "the early show" in new york. >> on tv. in africa. right now, we are shooting to kill. >> reporter: more than 50 law enforcement officials some equipped with night vision and armed with assault rifles hunted the animals through the night. at last word about 30 chted 48 escaped animals had been shot
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and killed. staffers from the columbus zoo are on hand to tranquilize the animals and hopeful not kill them. >> there were cheetahs and lions and tigers. >> reporter: the cages were left open. the fences unsecured. the farmers aers owner terry thompson found dead inside. police would not comment how he died but did say several aggressive animals were circling near his body. one neighbor said thompson had recently been in legal trouble from having the animals. >> being here in the past, mr. thompson has brought all types of animals in here. we have dealt with this situation for a very long time and there have been all kinds of animals here, all ages. >> reporter: with the potential to be deadly and dangerous? >> yes, high potential. >> reporter: local residents were told to stale behind locked doors. so far, there have been no reports of injuries to the public.
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now we are just getting word at this point terry thompson, according to the mayor, he may have killed himself. now how the animals got loose is the next big question. there are signs all over the highways right now warning people to stay in their vehicles until all of these animals are caught. back to you. >> what a morning for you. teen tino, thank you. terrell brown is at the news desk with more headlines. social security recipients will be getting a raise. this morning, the government is expected to announce a c.o.l.a. or tlicost of living adjustment. seniors receiving $1,082 a month will get an extra $37.84. a strike shut down most of greece this morning in a showdown over the country's financial crisis. huge crowds of protesters marched on the greek parliament. votes are set for today and tomorrow on new austerity
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measures. cbs elizabeth palmer has more from athens. >> reporter: good morning. behind me, you'll probably be able to see the greek parliament and it's surrounded by tens of thousands of people who are on strike. they come from all walks of life. everybody from doctors and dentists and teachers to transportation workers. they want to surround the parliament to stop the politicians getting to work to pass a new round of spending cuts. they would lay off 30,000 civil servants and they would decrease pensions. now, this may look like groundhog day day. similar protests in july for the first round of spending cuts but they weren't deep enough and greece is still in danger of defaulting on its debt but the workers are angry. so far, it's been peaceful but the mood is tense and the hundreds of police deployed here are clearly braced for trouble. >> cbs' elizabeth palmer in athens for us, thank you. federal health officials
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report 25 deaths in a dozen states blamed on listeria contamination and colorado kant plop deadliest outbreak of foodborne illness in this country for 25 years. britain's queen elizabeth arrived in australia for his 16th visit. they want her to be replaced as australia's head of state by a president. a rainmaker in much of the east coast today. two storms will collide. one traveling up i-95 corridor and the other from a ohio river valley and create a large storm expected to bring more than 3
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still ahead on this wednesday morning, a key day in the michael jackson manslaughter trial. the prosecution preparing to rest its case. we have an inside look for you at the case and at the defense as it prepares to take over. we are also going to sit down live this morning with the incredible dewey bozella. the 52-year-old who spent 26 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. he came out of the ring and came out of the jail and won in the ring. >> quite a story.
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welcome back to "the early show." i'm erica hill along with jeff glor. chris is off this morning. just ahead, dewey bozella's remarkable story. we first brought it to you last week. >> we love him. he spent 26 years in prison for a murder he did not commit and acquitted two years ago. all that time he worked on his dream to become a pro boxer. overthe weekend he fulfilled that dream and beating his opponent more than half his age. there he is. he is here to tell us about that exciting night and what is ahead next in his life. >> looking forward to that interview coming up. another dream realized as
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well. when missouri senator claire mccaskill decide is it was time for her it to lose weight she did something fairly modern and nontraditional for a lawmaker. she turned to twitter for a little support and it worked. she has lost 50 pounds in five months! and we are going to check in with her this morning just before her morning workout to find out exactly how she did it. >> now she is going to box dewey bozella. >> exclusively right here on "the early show." >> will not happen. first, prosecutors in the manslaughter trial of michael jackson's doctor plan to rest their case today. dr. conrad murray's defense lawyers will call their first witness and likely put jackson and his behavior on the trial as national correspondent ben tracy reports. >> reporter: for two years now, the question has been who is responsible for michael jackson's death. >> inconceivable. incomprehensible and unacceptable. >> reporter: in court last week, three medical experts pointed the finger directly at jackson's doctor, conrad murray, who gave
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the singer the powerful sedative propofol to sleep. >> through his actions he caused michael jackson's death, is that correct? >> that's correct. >> reporter: the end of the week, defense lawyers will begin laying out their case pointing the finger at michael jackson. >> don't expect the defense to confront the mountain of evidence building over dr. murray the last few weeks. what they will do is narrowly focus their attack on the two minutes when dr. conrad murray left michael jackson's side. >> reporter: murray attorneys are expected to argue that during this time jackson gave himself another dose of propofol and took eight tablets of the anti-anxiety drug lorazepam and that is what killed him. >> they will say murray cannot be responsible for jackson's death because it was an intervening factor that contributed to his death. >> reporter: murray's defense team is expected to call 15 witnesses to the stand.
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ben tracy, cbs news, los angeles. >> joining us now is jean casarez who is kolvcovering the jackson trial for "in session" on true tv. do you think the prosecution proved their case? >> prosecution did a great job. head so much would work with and going toward the extreme deviation of the standard of care. when you look at that bedroom and you look what was done and what was not done in administering padminister ing propofol. it is who caused michael jackson's death. if the jury believes that jackson swallowed lorazepam pills they cannot convict conrad murray. >> what does the defense team need to do or what should they do, do you think? >> they have focus in on michael
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jackson. i don't think they have to absolutely make a mockery of his life, but they have to show the person he was, that he was so uptight, he was paranoid. he wasn't making rehearsals. he wasn't well. he was absolutely scared to death to go on the road for this big concert tour because of that. he needed to sleep. he would do anything to sleep. a lot of the jurors have family members that addicted to alcohol and drugs. they have got to show that addict mentality so a juror can say, you know? an addict will do what they have to do and sneak behind their back to get what they want. for michael jackson take pills and inject propofol so he could rest. >> does dr. conrad murray testify? >> you never know until it happens. i don't think it will happen. number one, we have seen all of these women take the stand that were girlfriends of conrad murray's and it was all relevant because he was on the phone with
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them during the morning hours when michael jackson was trying to sleep. but he was married. he is still married. that will come out if he takes the stand. also after he gave that one statement to police, police tried to contact him four times for additional information. now 3 out of the 4 went to his attorneys. they may have stopped him from talking, but they don't want that to come out. on the other hand, ed chernoff, lead attorney, told me before the trial we don't take plea deals because guilty people take plea deals and we are innocent. with that theory, maybe innocent people take the stand. >> jean, thank you for your time. >> you're welcome. thank you. >> case should be over by middle to end of next week so we should know soon. >> boy. a few bomb shells so far so we will see what else comes up. terrell brown is here with another check of the other headlines we are following this morning. we have been talking about this all morning long. bizarre down right scary. more than a do you see dangerous
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exotic animals on the loose this morning in eastern ohio and escaped yesterday from a 40-acre private farm. lions, bears, cheetahs and wolves. cages at the reserve were let open. the farm's owner was found dead. last night,s are presidential debate. perry accused romney of hiring an illegal immigrant. romney said the lawn care company he hired had an illegal worker on its payroll. he didn't know anything about it. an air scare caught on video. frontier airlines flight left denver last friday for las vegas. at 36,000 feet, the airbus had a computer malfunction. a passenger took video of oxygen masks dropping due to lost pressure.
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the airline says the passengers and crew were never in danger. still ahead on terls, the inspiring story of an exconwho made good on his dream to be a pro boxer. >> dewey bozella is here for his first sit-down since his big victory on saturday. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. [ male announcer ] at p.f. chang's
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prison for a murder he did not commit. here is bill whitaker with his remarkable story. >> reporter: when dewey bozella won his first match saturday night by pounding an opponent 22 years younger, it was more than a lifelong dream. for years, it seemed an impossible one. >> i just wanted to know how it felt like to be a pro and it felt real strange. >> reporter: strange because bozella spent most of his adult life behind bars. in 1983 he was convicted of carrying a 92-year-old woman and sent to prison. for 26 years, he maintained his innocence. >> i had to learn how to take myself from a bad situation and make it a better situation so i found my own peace through boxing. >> reporter: in 2009, he also found justice when lawyers won him a new trial, proved him innocent, and walked him out of court a free man. free to pursue his dream. >> believe in your dream. believe in yourself. don't let nobody tell you what you can't do. >> reporter: bozella's mantra
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paid off saturday night with a victory in his one and only professional match. leaving him undefeated! bill whitaker, cbs news, los angeles. >> dewey bozella joins us live this morning. undefeated just like floyd mayweather. >> that's how i'm going to keep it too! >> good morning, dewey. >> good morning. >> are you sore? >> no, not really, no. i'm pretty good. >> you feel pretty good now? >> yes, yes. >> only a couple of days after now. >> following that, i worked out ge again. i felt energetic and proud of what i did and happy that i got the opportunity to fight a pro fight, you know? i think that was one of the dreams that i had been waiting for since i was in camp for few months and i felt my dream was taken from me and to have that opportunity to live that out was a mission that was very good for me. >> has it all sunk in yet? there is so much more to this for you personally than just a win than being an undefeated boxer at this point.
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it goes so much deeper. >> i think that, you know, the deep part is let people know to never give up on their dreams, you know? see, they always -- they get in the way. i say my thing never let fear determine where you and never let fear determine where you're going. the key to anything you do in life is to believe in yourself and boxing helped me to believe in myself, you know, through morals, obligations, discipline and that is what i use in my everyday activities to survive not only in prison but in society as well. >> were there times in vision you were envisioning this moment? could you envision those moments standing in the ring and having your arms raised winning this fight? >> definitely not with burnout hopkins. burnout hopkins, no, that was way beyond my dream. i thought there would be in small club where i go in there and get a fight and go out but
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to be on national tv and have the explosion i got, never thought of that at all. >> hopkins is 46? you can fight him next. >> no, hopkins will destroy me. when i was up in burnout hopkins camp up in philadelphia and i was working with danny davis and rick and them, moses, everybody they didn't treat me any different. they made me work. they had me going out with 26-year-old guys. i had one getting ready for a championship fight and that helped me prepare myself for the fight. >> it clearly paid off. so much, the physical training but also the memts part of it. >> yes. >> in reading a few things you didn't let your emotions take over. and that maybe is a test not only of the 26 years that you spent in prison, but also to the beauty of being at the place where you are in your life. when you're younger, would it have been a little bit harder, do you think, for you? >> i think the maturity came over the years, you know? prison wakes you up, you know?
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you going to do two things. you going to get yourself together, which i chose to do, because i went and got my bachelor's and master's degree and over 52 certificates with a few trades. or either you're going to choose a life that is going to say negativity. i got around a couple of people who helped me to build a better bond with myself in life and i ran with it. i really ran with it. i did what a lot of other people did. use the system for a better way of getting an education. >> quickly, you're done, without question. >> done. >> no more fights? >> no more fights. i'll spar with people. i'll work out with people and i would love to learn the game of boxing a little bit more if i can. i will sit down and do announcing. >> oh, nice. >> my thing is to get back to the kids. you know? dewey bozella foundation and to let kids know through boxing that they can turn their lives around the same way i did and to never give up on your dream. don't let nobody tell you what you can't do because i used to
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sit up there inside the prison cell and people say this will never happen and now look at me. you know? it was a blessing of god and a blessing you don't receive too much in life, but through persistence and being sincere and having it in your heart and mind is got me to the level i'm at now. >> quite an inspiration. really great to have you here. >> thank you very much and i'm very grateful for this opportunity, you know? and to let everybody know throughout the world that my thing is everybody who is locked up, everybody who is going through changes, everybody who is feeling that, you know, they just want to give up and there is no turning around, believe in yourself. >> keep going. >> thank you. >> dewey, thanks. we will be right back. stay with us. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. yeah, over 100 years worth. okay, so you mean you just ignore the environment. actually, it's cleaner. and, it provides jobs. and it helps our economy. okay, i'm listening. [announcer] at conoco phillips we're helping power america's economy with cleaner affordable natural gas... more jobs, less emissions, a good answer for everyone.
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♪ it doesn't look very nice out there at the top of the hour here on a wednesday morning. welcome back to "the early show." i hope you're either somewhere where it's really beautiful outside your window or you stay inside. pull up the covers and make somebody bring you a cup of coffee and settle in for a lovely hour with us on "the early show." >> looked mysterious out there. >> it did. we talk so much about twitter and social network enin and how it's changed the
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landscape. who thought twitter could be one of the best tools to a u.s. senator's remarkable transformation. we want to talk about that right now. five months ago, senator claire mccaskill felt she needed to tell the world she needed to get in shape and unlike many things in washington these days, she made a different path to losing weight. senator claire mccaskill turned to twitter. i'm tired of looking and feeling fat. maybe talking about it publicly will keep me on track. since then, she has kept her followers in the loop posting updates of her fitness goals and her eating habits. here is a picture of the senator in august of 2010 compared to last month. now five months after that first tweet about her weight, the senator has reached her goal of losing 50 pounds. but she is not just getting attention for her weight loss it was also mccaskill's social meeting and inviting the public
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into her private life. she tweeted saying i did it! thank you, team charles and my new bff, mr. treadmill. senator claire mccaskill of missouri joins us this morning in her workout ready to go to the gym. congratulations! >> thank you very much. >> this is a huge goal for anybody to reach. it's a very tough thing to do, though, in public. what made you decide twitter was the best way to help you accomplish this goal? >> you know, my twitter account i look at it as a way for people in missouri to see the whole picture. i tweet about my kids. yesterday, i tweeted about how happy i was that my daughter said she had cleaned her apartment all day. i think it's important -- i think it's important for people to see that i've got the same kind of problems and challenges that everybody else does and, obviously, for a woman in her 50s, figuring out how to stay in shape with a really hectic schedule is a big part of everybody's daily struggle in my
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state and i think all across the country. >> men and women would chelate to that. your trainer knew you knew what you had to do. the diet and exercise but the third leg which was missing which was accountability and that is what you got with twitter. >> absolutely. i mean, i knew once -- believe me, i thought long and hard about accepteding that first tweet. i knew what it meant. it meant that people were going to be watching to see if, in fact, i stayed on track, if i actually made that commitment to workout every day of the week and to really be accountable. and so when i hit that send button that day, i knew that there was no going back. i either had to make this happen or everybody was going to know that i had publicly failed in a pretty big way to get a more healthy weight. >> you got fantastic feedback from your 59,000 followers but did any of them join you on their own version of this journey? >> i got lots of tweets from folks that were doing the same thing.
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lots of ideas, you know, especially when i tweeted one time about how i had divorced bread and pasta and i hoped that someday we could be friends again. a lot of folks responded to that saying, hey, yeah, if you focus on fruits and vegetables and protein and if that is what you focus on, then -- and you work out, this is not a complicated thing. i think we -- when you're struggling to get there, you make it harder than it needs to be and that reinforcement i got from so many people across the country really was helpful. >> i have to say that was one might have favorite tweets. i was wondering. could it have been a trial separation period or can you work out an agreement with the bread and pasta in the future? >> we are divorced right now but every once in a while it's not a bad thing to not eat actually healthy but it has to be something that happens every once in a while instead of something that happened every night. before i started on this thing i
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would sit around and feel sorry for myself i worked hard and thought ben and jerry's was my best friend and now it's probably an apple. >> quickly, will you keep tweeting about this? because we know maintaining that weight loss is a tough thing in itself. >> yeah. by the way, my twitter account and the people who follow me will help me stay on track because this is now going to be embarrassing. if i managed to get healthy and then i go back to my old ways, it will be a public humiliation. that public accountability, sometimes it's not fun to be so public will you accountable. believe me when i go to the grocery store, i hear about it. in other times in terms of staying healthy i think folks out there paying attention and realizing i've accomplished this will keep me on track to maintain a healthy wait. >> congratulations. we know you're off to the gym. have a great workout. maybe this can inspire you and your fellow lawmakers and maybe you can tweet about coming together. >> there you go. >> senator, thank you for your
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time this morning. >> thank you. terrell brown is at the news desk with another check of today's headlines. >> good morning to you. unbelievable story here. the search resumes this morning for more than a dozen wild animals on the loose in ohio. the animals escaped late yesterday in zanesville. police have shot and killed about 30 animals so far. the animals include bears, lions, tigers and wolves. jack hanna of the columbus zoo who is assisting in the search said there was no choice. >> human life is at the forefront here. it was getting dark last night. the sheriff knew that he had to do what he had to do because we cannot tranquilize animals in the dark. number one, it upsets them and they could take it out on his deputies who told me a bear tried to come after him and he was in the cruiser. >> area residents have been told to stay indoors. several school districts have canceled classes. last night's republican presidential debate turned out to be a slug fest. herman cain and his 9-9-9 tax
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plan under repeated attack and perry and romney were going at it. >> i look forward to finding your facts on that. >> i'll tell you what the facts are. >> rick, i'm speaking, i'm speaking, i'm speaking, i'm speaking! you get 30 seconds. this is the way the rules work here is that i get 60 seconds and you get 30 seconds to respond. >> romney said he hired a lawn care firm which had illegal workers that he did not know about. in virginia today, president obama will push for his jobs proposals. he is wrapping up a campaign style bus tour and in abc interview, he acknowledged the campaign ahead will not be an easy one. >> i guarantee you it's going to be a close election because the fact is that the economy is not where it wants to be and even though, i believe that all of the choices we have made have been the right ones, we are still going through difficult circumstances. >> the president will be joined by the first lady for two stops
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in virginia today before returning to the white house. and a huge demonstration in greece turned ugly this morning. most of the demonstrators were peaceful but a few pelted riot police are rocks and fire bombs and they responded with tear gas. they are protesting announcer: this portion of "the early show" sponsored by
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his shares in apple are worth more than $2 billion. >> what matter is -- >> reporter: but his holding in disney and pixar are worth even more. $4.4 billion. jobs did not part with money easily as he showed in june when he rejected a cupertino city council request for something extra for approving apple's new headquarters. >> do we get a free wi-fi or something like that? >> well, see, i'm a simpleton. i've always had this view that we pay taxes and the city should do those things. >> reporter: jobs was not known as a philanthropist though defenders say he may have simply run out of time. >> giving to the charity is not only writing a check but it involves. >> reporter: in spite of his riches, steve jobs lived relatively modestly in palo a o alto.
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this is a neighborhood of multimillion dollar homes but the man who built apple into one of the most valuable companies in the world did not live in a castle. john blackstone, cbs news, palo alto, california. >> all of the things you are learning about steve jobs in these weeks after his death, fascinating. >> how about the apple stores closing today so apple employees can watch this and remember him. >> a nice touch. the one behind us here behind our stuedios is open 24 hours. interesting they are closing a lot of those stores. he made waves with the south beach diet and now back with more weight loss advice. >> he will tell us how to turn around the lifestyle that could, in fact, be killing you. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. [ male announcer ] each of these photos was taken by someone on the first morning of their retirement. it's the first of more than 6,000 sunrises the average retiree will see. ♪ as we're living longer than ever before,
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>> the book became a best seller six years ago and caused a revolution in the dieting world. >> reporter: from cutting carbs to swearing off sweets the south beach diet changed the way many americans slim down. >> the south beach diet was one of the first books and plans that came out that affected the largest, probably amount of americans to change the proportion of nutrients they were eating. >> reporter: the program replaced so-called bad fats with good fats like nuts and oils and bad carbs with good carbs like those from veggies, whole grains and fruit. it came from miami cardiologist arthur agatston to help his diabetic and cardiac patients to lose weight. >> many people told us we had to write a book and give this to the general public. >> reporter: released the book in 2003 and spent nearly four years on "the new york times"
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best seller list. >> i think when the book came out it changed the way people were dieting in a sense they can eat carbs and fat and protein and didn't need to exclude one of those nutrients. >> reporter: since then the diet has expanded in a website and a dozen books selling 23 million copes worldwide. >> dr. arthur agatston is with us this morning to talk about his new book "the south beach wake-up call why americans are getting fatter and sicker." those words will act as a wake-up call. the book has been wildly successful as we mentioned, of course. but people buy the book, you can't make them follow all of the advice. why are we, in your estimation, getting fatter and sicker when we know what to do? >> we are spending our days slumped over computers and then we grab fast food on the way home for dinner. then we stay up half the night watching tv and staring at computer screens and not exercising. these are unintended
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consequences of the march of technology. like air pollution was caused by the industrial revolution. it's all fixable. >> you have 30 and 45 you call them generation s. that doesn't mean slim? >> no, that is the sickest generation. they are really the first fast food, video game generation. and for the first time in people born since world war ii, rates of heart attacks are actually going up, not down. and what they are really proving is a fast food sedentary lifestyle is trung tumping the s of our medical advances. >> whether the folks in generation s like erica or i or anybody else, what should we be doing right now to change our diets? >> well, it's happening in young educated, we call the super moms. they are --
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>> like you? >> yes. >> they are bringing up their kids on healthy food and they are exercising more. the problem is when the kids go to school, they are exposed to the fast food often. we haven't had a school program called the hops program and we had kits with less weight gain and lower blood pressures and they embrace good food and ts beiit is being done and we have to spraeed it. >> you talk about gluten. . it's a serious issue for people who are a gluten allergy but it seems people who are not allergic to gluten are embracing this as well. is it a fat or something we should cut out of our diet? >> gluten is a protein in bread. the last 50 years the bread we are eating today and the gluten in it are not the gluten our parents and grandparents were consuming area wen consuming more processed wheat and it's calling a myriad of problems
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from arthritis, psoriasis and reflux. really even migraine headaches and making us feel lousy. if they have celiak disease, we recommend the south beach gluten solution, try a month off wheat. a lot more of us are intolerant to it than we previously thought. >> a couple of quick tips. get a good night's sleep and eat as a family, a great one, and sit less. you talk about sitting at the desk. the ideal meal for you is what? salmon, broccoli, sweet potato, a little dark chocolate for dessert. i love that. red wine. >> salmon, red wine, chocolate? sounds like a great meal. doctor, thank you so much. >> thank you. good to be with you. >> go to earlyshow.cbsnews.com to take a health test. important news if you plan to travel for the holidays. if you're started looking at
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struggles with how much tv is too much for your kids. you know they love it. everybody knows this. but now america's pediatricians are telling us that a child less than 2 should not be watching television at all. >> here is the thing. they had said that in 1999. so you've known this. they are saying it again and they are adding more to it this time around. why? why are they concerned about educational video or something our ipod? we will talk about that ahead
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with dr. jon lapook about those latest findings and limit your tv habits for your kids and find a way to make dinner. this is "the early show" on cbs. 1ñ1ñ1ñ1ñ1ñ1ñ7ñ7ñ;ñ?ñ?ñ?ñ???;?w;<
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♪ we are back on "the early show." it is 8:30 on a rainy wednesday in new york. coming up a simple message if you're planning on traveling
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this thanksgiving or christmas, book that flight now! air fare going up by the day and fewer seats out there to buy. our travel expert peter greenberg will be here with advice on snagging the best deals. also ahead this half hour, look. we like a little bit of news. >> we like the news. >> sometimes it's referred to as gossip. from magazines to newspapers to tv, gossip has become a multibillion dollar business. there is a knew book, though, that says women and men like gossip for different reasons. you probably could have guessed that but would you guess it's because the way human beings evolve? we will test that theory out in a few minutes. would you believe that one-third of all 3-year-olds in america have a tv in their bedrooms? >> no, i can't believe it. it's kind of disturbing. this morning, an influential group of doctors say it's time for toddlers and parents to their the tv off. dr. jon lapook is here to tell it us why. >> good morning. the average child under 2
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watches 1 to 2 hours of television every day but the american academy of pediatrics said on tuesday this age group should not be watching any tvs or videos at all. >> we are going to play mickey mouse clubhouse. are you ready? >> yeah. >> reporter: when it comes to television and her 2-year-old son ari, nyla kamlet believes less is more. she allows just 20 minutes a day. >> it kind of turns off their brain a little bit. they are not actually having to think. they are not actually having to experience and learn things. young children learn things by experience, they don't learn things by watching over and over again. >> reporter: the american academy of pediatrics says there is no proven educational benefit of television for kids under the age of 2. in fact, in this age group, tv is linked to short-term language delays and possible attention issues. research also suggests television watched by adults can distract children playing in the same room. dr. laura jana serves on the committee that studied the issue.
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>> the fact of the matter is there is no proven educational benefit for these sorts of programs for children under the age of 2. implicit in calling something educational means a child or whoever is watching it needs to understand the content and the context. >> reporter: it's unclear if television directly harms the developing brain. but the panel of experts say at the very least, it takes away time better spent interacting with the real world. >> children, very young children and even older children, learn better and do better with three-dimensional interactions. i'm not talking about three-dimensional movies. i'm talking about three-dimensional real life interactions with adults, with their parents, with other caregivers. >> turning, turning. >> reporter: the american pediatrics -- it suggests parents closely supervise any programs their children do see. >> cbs' dr. jon lapook is here with us now for a little bit more. this is the recommendation they
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put out in '99 no tv for kids under 2 and now now screen time. you mentioned though, it can be tough for people. they feel like i have to do this for my kids. >> right. don't feel guilty. i know you have got young kids. >> our kids sit in front of the tv all day long. >> welcome to 90% of the parents who say the same thing. a matter of degree. there was no conversation ten years ago about what the effect of this is on kids under the age of 2. we know now that brain is developing rapidly and who knows exactly what neurophysiological changes are going on. all we know specifically they are taking target, this econoac saying you give a kid a certain type of video under 2 it will make them smarter. no evidence of that. >> they say baby einstein. they say they will help but you have to be weary. >> of course, you can never make it perfectly digital media-free in america these days. they say, look.
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the reality is avoid any kind of video but if you have to do s s supervise it. don't put the kid in front of the television set and go away. it can interfere with sleep. the idea of putting a kid in front of television and think it will calm them down, it revved them up. >> my 5-year-old it makes a difference if i sit with him because you can have a dialogue. they just zone out. >> they zone out. they actually specifically say don't just put the kid in front of the tv set. you want to leave them alone but supervise a little bit. be near by but let them have alone time for unstructured creative play and let them use imagination. >> the last thing was they made this point specifically what you're watching is important also. so these kids can pick it up. that is the new recommendation. they say be careful what you're watching. the kids hear in the background.
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jeff, when you watch professional wrestling in the morning, the kids are picking up on it. >> that speaks to news and things. they are probably too young to hear all that and they get it. >> they definitely get it and evidence it distracts them. by the way, when they hear that background stuff going on, they are less able to fekus on what they are doing. it distracts them like it can us. there is no conversation naetly about the effect of this digital media. can we multitask? the answer is we can't multitask and that is for a another segment. >> i will tweet about that while we talk about it. dr. jon lapook, thanks. for more, go to our partner in health webmd.com and search for kids and media. terrell brown is over at the news desk with one more check of the headlines. three men arrested overnight in a county courthouse in san antonio, texas, as part of a terror investigation. police say two men inside the courthouse this morning and third in a van outside. the men told authorities they
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are french, moroccan and muslim and have documents they have traveled all over the u.s. a bomb squad is searching the courthouse and near detention center. details emerging in philadelphia in the case of those captives locked in a basement. cbs news correspondent elaine quijano is in philadelphia with the latest. good morning to you, elaine. >> reporter: good morning to you, terrell. well, authorities say that linda weston imprisoned four mentally disabled people in the crawl space of this apartment building behind me. now their investigation is reaching in other states and the fbi is involved. philadelphia authorities took ten people into protective custody tuesday including six children ranging in age from 2 to 19 in connection with their case against linda weston and her who alleged aapplications gregory thomas and eddie wright. one in custody is weston's niece
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who was reported missing in 2009. police say she was found severely malnourished and had signs of abuse. >> they traveled with them from pennsylvania, texas, virginia and florida. >> reporter: weston, thomas, and wright were arrested saturday night after the discovery of four mentally disabled adults in a locked basement. police say weston claimed to be a caregiver but was in fact, taking their social security checks. authorities say there may have been as many as 50 victims. it doesn't appear any of the children were held captive but several were found malnourished. police say more tests are needed to figure out who their parents are. two of them, however, could have belonged to one of the weston's alleged victims. linda weston was convicted of murder in the 1980s and she served eight years in prison. she is now facing multiple charges, including kidnapping. her bail has been set at $2.5 million. >> cbs' elaine quijano in philadelphia for us this
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morning, thank you. we go to new jersey now. . a case of dial 911 for murder. on friday a man called 911 and said he had shot and killed a colleague in a real estate office in mot lakes. police say he made the call from his car. >> i just killed someone. >> what do you mean? >> exactly what i said. i'm armed and dangerous. send the cops out. i'm in a parking lot. i can see from every angle. i will shoot at anyone who approaches the car. >> and he was telling the truth. later, he got into a gunfight with police and shot and killed. a woman injure inside a rare attack by a giant kangaroo. jana carson was walking with her dogs last weekend. a kangaroo bigger and mow aggressive than most appeared on the trail and attacked one of her dogs first and then turned on her. >> the next minute, it sort of hopped straight to me and started scratching with its claws. i thought i was finished.
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i thought i was dead actually. just like dead because i thought i was going to die. >> the mauling left carson with scratches on neck, ears and back but she is grateful of being you might be just putting away all of your summer vacation stuff, but right now, it might already be a good time to book that holiday travel. >> cbs news travel editor peter
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greenberg is here to tell us why it could cost you a lot more if you wait much longer. good morning. the holidays aren't that far away. even though it's mid october it feels it's far but it's not. >> the folks did a chart where they compared year over year prices. october last yearbooking for thanksgiving versus october this week this year. look at the charts. everything up. >> double. >> let me put this in dollar terms on virgin america what cost you $610 last year for a round trip fare from new york to los angeles is now $728. on united it was costing $698 last year and cost you an average $816 and that is on one route. >> it kills you. it's interesting too. the profits. except for american for all of the airlines going up now they are charging us all of those fees and yet charging more for air fare. >> they have parked a lot of planes in the desert because they are worried about fuel and now the capacity is so low that fewer planes means fewer flights and means fewer seats and loss of supply and demand kicks in.
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this is usually a slow quarter 8 out of every 10 seats and now you know why the fares are going up. >> what do we do? >> you have to pick and choose carefully. first of all, you want to pick alternate routes. you want to pick alternate cities and go mid week sometimes. let me give you another suggestion. when we talk about thanksgiving, right? i mean, why not go overseas. the point is right now. >> okay. i don't know innocent. >> the point is the deals are out there right now. >> did you like that one? >> di. did you plan that? >> i worked so hard on that. >> that was good. >> no. >> you can use it. >> that's where you go or do the dead weeks. the dead weeks are the two weeks of the year, first one is a week following thanksgiving. let's call thanksgiving what is a obligatory weekend. if you can go the week after the fares will drop 43% and the same
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thing happens after new year's. >> those are the things we can do. give us an idea. is this going to continue to get worse, by the way? >> it is. because the airlines learned their lesson from a couple of years ago when they didn't reduce capacity and got stuck with seats and had all of those sales. you will see some sales but few and far between. the folks at kayak are telling me if you do not book right now by november the average air fare for this country in thanksgiving is over $600. >> i don't want to think about that. >> what is the best way to find those? you mentioned kayak which is sort of an aggregator site. are those helpful? >> they are. in fact, let's not forgot social media. flash books on twitter and facebook. last-minute deals you can sometimes get. 40 seats available tomorrow, you can go. >> is it worth signing up for the last minute alerts from airlines? >> why not? best advice is don't go online. the myth is the inventory is
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online. it's not. only the inventory they make available online. talk to a person and have a conversation because they may have fares on there they haven't put online. >> push them a little bit. >> they do charge you but if you can save you $700 and think charge you 30, do the math. >> it's worth the 30 definitely. >> the paris retreat. >> average air fares from new york to london $1,200 and now own thanksgiving they are $598. >> you're kidding? i say we do the show from here! >> "the early show" on the road. >> who is with us? come on, america, let's all buy our tickets. nothing more american than paris at thanksgiving! >> that's right. >> peter greenberg, thanks very much. >> they did give us the statue of liberty. >> that's true. 125th anniversary coming up. >> let's celebrate.
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>> amen. up next, the dirt on a new book. bottom line, it's not being gossiping, it's we have a biological need to share this information. >> the french gave us fries too. >> i think it was the belgians
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if you lover to hear, share every little juicy bit of gossip, you should not feel guilty about it. >> a new book says men and women approach it differently. tara winter brill has more. >> he wrote we had sex! >> you slept with dan? >> reporter: whether it's sharing secrets on television. >> disappearing demi or tabloid hype? or dishing dirt in magazines. gossip is big business. generating $3 billion a year on tv, in print, and online.
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>> i like gossip. >> my wife has a lot of friends and she loves to talk with her friends about everybody else! i think part of their dna. >> reporter: he might be on to something. according to author john lock, gossiping is part of human evolution. >> if there are people that are behaving promiscuously or do things that don't reflect well on the women of the community, and women have a perfectly good right to try to police the neighborhood and that is frequently what they are doing when they gossip. >> reporter: in his new book "duels and duets,". >> men tend to be aggressive. competitive. jokey. >> reporter: women, on the other hand. >> women are trying to forge relations with a close friend, in part, because that will enable, with close friendship, cooperation. >> reporter: for some women, a good gab fest is a must.
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>> just because -- yes, it's like venting. get it off your chest. >> for women, it's more after telephone where they can gossip but men we don't want to play telephone, we want to go straight to the source and cut out the nonsense. >> reporter: but lock argues it's not nonsense at all. should we feel okay the need to gossip particularly for women? >> we should feel okay about it. as long as people are not trying to hurt each other, no reason they should avoid gossiping. >> there is the rub. as long as they are not trying to hurt each other. >> right. never. hear to tell us more is psychologist dr. michelle callahan and bonnie full letter, editor in chief of "hollywood life.com. >> good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> $3 billion a year business, the gossip business. and getting bigger? bonnie? >> oh, yes, absolutely. because we have got so much to talk about. listen. i think that all human beings are born with a gossip gene. we are very curious people.
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we need to know. and that is why we have actually survived because we need to know a lot of things and when we are sharing gossip, we are really sharing information and we are looking. when we look at celebrities' love lives or the love lives of our friends we are trying to make our own love lives and relationships and our weight and looks and everything better. >> is it sort of more of an escapist mechanism or is it helping the species survive? >> i don't believe it's helping us survive necessarily. i think we put too much weight on the biological and forget the cultural and social norms we are buying into here. one thing you like to share information because you're bonding and talking with your friend but another thing you're being nosy and snarking and attack the person you're talking about. one thing to get to know more about what the issue is and another thing to really attack that person. >> can we differentiate here, bonnie? so gossip not a catchall and talking about the constructive versus the nasty? what can be the anonymous?
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>> right, absolutely. i think is there a difference between gossip that is bullying, where you are spreading misinformation. or you are talking -- you are talking about nasty things, that you shouldn't and maybe you've even made up or passed along. i do think that women use gossip and men as well as a way to bond with each other. if you give out some personal information, then you elicit other personal information which gives you a -- to share. >> we use it also to build status. i say bonnie is a mess over here but you andry not like, so we put ourselves above her and we also use it to build alliances. the more i talk badly about it seems the more we get close and she gets pushed to the outside. that is the flip side, the neglect tichlt i did that in junior high. >> that is the negative side to gossip. should could be a good side but unhealthy side. >> the whole i'm going to tell you things about somebody else because you're like me. you'll think i have this inside
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information. there is a man in the piece said we like to get to the heart of it and we just share information. i don't know. i looked at you during that. it made sense to me. >> cut to the chase. >> men totally gossip. >> first of all, i know. hollywood life.com we have lots of men coming to the site. they are just as curious. >> for different reasons. >> they may gossip about sports stars. >> but still gossiping. women call it gossip and when men do it, they call it networking. >> very good point! >> great term! the differentiation is very important to classify these things. >> call it networking. >> research. >> right. research. but it is research actually. i think that is why we like to look at celebrities and how they are handling with difficult situations like a divorce or cheating situation because we want to be able to go, hey, if i was in that situation, could i handle it? could i hold my head up? >> the down side we get a little
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bit of pleasure when we see the people that are up on the pedestal fall down sometimes. >> and then come back. >> focus on the networking part of it, the networking. >> research. >> nice to have both of you with us this morning. >> great to be here. hey!
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