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minutes. see you tomorrow starting 4:25. have a great day. good morning. it is monday, may 7, 2012. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. breaking overnight. an american hostage begs president obama to meet al qaeda's demands and save his life. global markets are down after voters in france and greece say no to austerity. we'll see how this could affect the united states. i'm gayle king. a tennessee mom and her three children disappear. this morning there is a massive manhunt across several states. and when i see you at 8:00, dr. phil stops by studio 57. i'm erica hill. a new national poll has good
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news for mitt romney. and only on "cbs this morning," find out who's on top of the new fortune 500. as we do every morning, we begin with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. my life is in your hands, mr. president. >> an american held hostage pleads for his life. >> warren weinstein was kidnapped in pakistan last summer. >> if you accept the demands, i live. if you don't accept the demands, then i die. >> french voters pick a socialist over the status quo. >> francois hollande has beaten president nicolas sarkozy. >> stocks took a nosedive. >> his victory is likely to have a big impact on the eurozone crisis. >> a multi-state manhunt is on for a man accused of kidnapping three young girls and their mom. to bodies are discovered in that alleged kidnapper's backyard. >> this is a pretty quiet
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community. nothing serious has ever happened around here. >> a busy highway in russia. cars moving so fast, they don't see a guy out of his car. he's apparently just fine except for a broken leg. >> all that -- >> the new film "the avengers" shattered the box office record. >> are you eli manning? >> no, i'm your worst [ bleep ] nightmare. >> and all that matters. >> in denver a bit of a distraction in the second quarter. a woman walks onto the court during play. she reportedly has a history of stalking the nuggets. >> on "cbs this morning." >> really quick before i go, i want to show you this trick. are you ready? >> yeah. >> piece of bread. put it between my thighs. >> oh, my god. welcome to "cbs this morning." we begin with new developments in the battle against al qaeda. a drone strike reported by the cia killed a top al qaeda figure in yemen on sunday. >> also as john miller reports,
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a new online video shows an american hostage speaking desperately to president obama. my life is in your hands, mr. president. live. if you don't accept the demands, then i die. >> reporter: the video was posted on an al qaeda website late sunday. 70-year-old warren weinstein, an aid worker, was abducted in pakistan last august. his message to president obama, agree to the militant's demands and act quickly. >> if you respond to them, then i will live. and hopefully rejoin my family and also join my children, my two daughters, like you enjoy your two daughters. >> reporter: this is the first time weinstein has been seen since he was abducted by gunmen who tricked their way into his home in lahore. after the abduction, ayman al zawahiri said weinstein would be released if u.s. stopped all air strikes in the middle east and
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freed all taliban and al qaeda suspects being held. another al qaeda leader was killed in a drone strike sunday. fahd al quso, atop the fbi's most wanted terrorist list for his involvement in the bombing of the "uss cole" in 2000. >> john miller, you were in yemen for the "uss cole" investigation. how big a get is this? who is this guy and how significant? >> fahd al quso is pretty significant. he was caught in the cole case, imprisoned in the cole case, escaped in the cole case and then went right back to work for al qaeda. in the bombing of the u sch"uss cole," this was the guy who rented -- who bought the body, who rented the safe house, who was supposed to videotape the cole attack for al qaeda as a propaganda video, and overslept that day and missed the page saying the ship was on the scene and to get his camera. but he was a key aide to khalid
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ben atash, one of the men going on trial in guantanamo bay, and actually moved $36,000 from a meeting they had that probably went to two of the hijackers. >> when you look at the video of the hostage pleading for his life, i mean, clearly that's not something the president can respond to, but how do you treat that? >> i think that's something that between the state department, but also the intelligence agencies and the fbi, and we've seen some of these incidents where there have been rescues, thag trier to figure out what back channels can we have a reasonable conversation on that doesn't involve demands we can't get. and then what are our other options, including going in? >> let's go with jan crawford, she's with us. she was in guantanamo this week where khalid shaikh mohammed returns to the court for the first time in three years. tell us about the defendant and how he is acting and what is the tone it sets for this trial.
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>> well, charlie, they were very -- all five were defiant. they were dismisses ive. they refuse to answer repeated questions from the judge. they wouldn't even look at the judge when he asked them questions. they would look down, flip through magazines or even read the koran. khalid shaikh mohammed was very much in control. he would turn around and whisper to the other four during the breaks as they pursued what one of the defense attorneys said yesterday was a strategy of peaceful, as he put it, peaceful resistance. i was in that courtroom in 2008 when those five first appeared. it was the first time we had seen them since their capture. and that time the scene was dramatically different, charlie. there were multiple outbursts. they railed against america. khalid shaikh mohammed said he wished to be put to death for 9/11, he was looking to be martyred. this time they sought to disrupt these proceedings not through outbursts, by railing against the united states of america, but by silence. in many ways, charlie, it was much more disturbing.
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>> and the silence in part is to have -- to continue to claim that this court is not -- does not have jurisdiction over them? >> well, what we saw is that they -- they even refused to enter pleas. four years ago they wanted to plead guilty. this time it appears they're going to drag this out as long as possible and continue to allow these lawyers to attack this system and pursue what they say are allegations that these men were tortured. they want to pursue all that in these courtroom proceedings. saturday's hearing was really routine. they were just entering charges against these five. it should have taken no more than an hour or to. it lasted 13 hours, the proceedings were also translated in arabic. it stretched the entire day. this trial could continue indefinitely. >> john, you testified at guantanamo. what do you make of this action by -- or lack of action by the defendants? >> charlie, this is classic ksm. he is somebody who is -- he's
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got a big ego. he's a bit of a control freak. what you're seeing in that courtroom is he is orchestrating, and he is going to continue to try to orchestrate drama throughout that trial. this very much goes to his background. whether it was the time he was in the philippines and he hired a helicopter to swirl around a building where he was trying to impress a dental hygienist posing as a big businessman he was trying to go out with or whether it was his role on al qaeda's media committee where he orchestrated a lot of their publicity, or whether it was -- you know, after his capture, he was in that arrest photo with him in a t-shirt and hair up in the air. the first thing he said to the red cross, not i was tortured, not i was beaten, not denied my lawyer. first thing he said is i want to get a better photograph out there. he's very conscious and very controlling. >> thank you. jan crawford, joh miller. there is a political earthquake in france. it has the potential to shake up the economy there and in the united states.
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on sunday socialist francois hollande unseated nicolas sarkozy. >> it's a clear sign of voter anger that politicians have not been able to solve europe's economic troubles. mark phillips is in paris. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. well, it's a new morning in france, new president with new policies and new concerns not just in france but other countries in europe and in washington. nicolas sarkozy is out. francois hollande is in. if he does what he says he'll do, the world will be a different place. when you've waited this long for your victory party, you can be forgiven for partying for a long time. francois hollande had come back to paris from his base in central france late last night supporters. they had been waiting for him at the bastille where the french revolution began two centuries aago. he got voted in by promising instead of austerity and budget cuts, france and europe are now
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enduring, the way out of the financial mess lies in more government spending, more government jobs. last night he thanked his supporters for electing only the second socialist president in france in more than 50 years. but his election will be viewed with less enthusiasm in germany, which has been the driving force for stern budgetary controls along with france. until now. nicolas sarkozy, the outgoing president, was gracious in defeat, saying he took responsibility in telling his supporters the people had spoken. they were a tough crowd to convince. this being france, a bit of a soap opera surrounding hollande as well. he left his partner of 30 years. the last socialist candidate for president for a reporter he met in an interview. valerie tree whiler. he says she hasn't thought what it will be like to be first lady. hollande wouldn't be president
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at all if the front-runner for h dominick strauss-khan hadn't had his encounter with a new york maid that ended his political career. hollande is a contrast in style as well as substance with sarkozy. he's a political back room boy who now finds himself in power and his theories will be tested by political and economic realities. >> mark phillips, thank you very much. stocks are falling across europe and asia this morning after the french election. and after voters in greece put that nation's bailout deal in doubt. let's look at europe's economic issues and how they might affect the united states with robert reich, a new e-book called "beyond outrage:what has gone wrong with our economy and democracy and how to fix them." good morning. outrage with voters in europe as they turn out one government after another. >> they have been outraged by the cuts in social services, in safety nets, particularly given
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their high unemployment. >> so, here you have a man who president sarkozy had a good relationship with chancellor merkel, working on the european debt crisis. you have francois hollande coming in with different ideas and a different kind of a relationship with her. >> hollande basically is saying, we are not going to embrace austerity economics. that is, cutting budget deficits, cutting safety nets as a means of restoring so-called confidence in the business sector. we are not going to sacrifice our economy for the sake of the bond traders. but as a practical matter, they've got to do some of that. i mean, it's going to slow down the deficit cuts in france. >> the economist referred to him a week and a half ago as a rather dangerous man. for some of the things that he was proposing. is there a danger in throwing off the french economy and the ripple effect that could have? as you mentioned, some things need to stay in place. >> i don't think there's much danger, erica.
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europe is a place where there's kind of a political level, there's a lot of drama and people are constantly making positions and people are storming this way and that way. but under the surface, the bureaucratic in the ministries of the finance, the imf, international monetary fund, they are all negotiating carefully. what all this means, both in france and in greece and elsewhere, the dutch government fell, is that the process of mending the balance sheets of european governments is probably going to be slower than it otherwise would be. >> what impact will that have on the u.s. economy? >> not a dramatic impact, charlie. american firms, big american firms are going to find europe is drifting into recession. there's going to be some nervousness about the bond traders and bond community. and that may slosh over into the stock market. but europe is not going to go down the tubes. it's not -- i don't think the euro is going to come apart.
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>> why are you so sure? >> because so many people there, every power that be, has a stake in making sure that the euro, as a common currency, continues. >> but they've had that stake for a while. >> yes. and nothing -- >> they kicked it down -- >> they kick it down. they are the masters of kicking the can down the road. here in the united states, i think the debate in europe has a little bit of resonance because here, obviously, there are those who say the deficit has to be cut, first thing, and others who say we have to have growth and get unemployment down, the first thing, but here our deficit's not nearly as drastic as european deficit. percentage of the total economy. >> good to see you. thank you. >> good to see you. to presidential politics and the united states. a new politico george washington university poll shows mitt romney leading president obama by one point, 48 to 47%. in that poll, independent voters prefer romney by ten-point margin. >> over the weekend, the president formally started
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campaigning for another four years in office. bill plante is at the white house this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president's re-election campaign has been under way for several months. look at his speeches to large audiences in swing states. they look and sound a lot like campaign rallies. over the weekend he did make it official. and if you live in one of the key states that he needs to carry to win, you're starting to see campaign ads like this. >> we're coming back because america's greatness comes from a strong middle class, because you don't quit. and neither does he. >> reporter: the obama campaign is out this morning with its most significant ad yet, in nine states, touting the administration's accomplishments during the president's first term. it comes as mr. obama officially launched his campaign this weekend in two key states. ohio and virginia. >> we are still fired up! we are still ready to go! >> reporter: he hit republican rival mitt romney on a number of
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fronts. on women -- >> we certainly don't need another political fight about ending a woman's right to choose. or getting rid of planned parenthood. >> reporter: on romney's view of big corporations. >> i don't care how many ways you try to explain it, corporations aren't people. people are people. >> reporter: and he showed off his new campaign motto, forward. >> the question that will actually make a difference in your life and in the lives of your children, is not just about how we're doing today, but how we'll be doing tomorrow. >> reporter: the romney campaign hit back, accusing the president of moving the goalposts for success to a second term and arguing that americans are not better off now than they were four years ago. despite a brutal primary battle, polls showed that-m will be competitive in the 11 battleground states where this campaign will be fought. and former romney rival newt gingrich said sunday that republicans are now united on the core issue of the election. >> and the choice is the most
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radical president in american history in a failed president at the economy and somebody who has a solid record on jobs and who, in fact, basic principles is conservative. >> reporter: conservative is one of the tags the president will try to pin on romney. recycling romney's attempt to appeal to tea party voters during those contentious republican primaries. meanwhile, the president may have a little work to do to boost enthusiasm among his own supporters even though there were 14,000 people at one of those rallies over the weekend, there were still 4,000 mpcs. charlie, erica. >> bill plante, thank you. there's a massive manhunt this morning under way for a mississippi man suspected in the disappearance of a tennessee mother and her three daughters. the suspect had been friends with them for years. now as jim axelrod reports, he has been linked to at least two suspicious deaths. >> reporter: authorities won't say yet whether two bodies found over the weekend are those of jo ann bain or any of her three
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daughters. police made the grim discovery at a home near guntown, mississippi, where it's believed their main suspect, adam mayes, had been staying. described as a family friend, the fbi believes mayes kidnapped the mother along with 8-year-old kelei yeah, 12-year-old alexandria and 14-year-old a dree yuan. the family was last sen ten days ago at their home in tennessee where investigators returned sunday, searching for any clues. >> let us know where the kids are. let us know where that mom is. it's that important. >> reporter: authorities have issued an amber alert and are calling mayes armed and extremely dangerous. while he was last seen in mississippi, authorities say mayes has ties to arizona, texas, north carolina, south carolina and florida. his neighbors say they hope officials will track him down soon. >> i don't want him hurting any more kids or, you know, hurting anybody. >> this is a pretty quiet community. nothing serious has ever happened around here. so, it's -- it's pretty rough situation.
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>> reporter: authorities believe mayes has altered his appearance and may have can cut and dyed the girls' hair to keep their identities hidden. >> mayes is charged in tennessee with abducting all four of the bains but authorities are still trying to determine if jo ann bain went with him willingly. there's a $50,000 reward for any information leading to the bain family and the arrest of adam mayes. >> jim axelrod, thank you for joining us. time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. britain's "telegraph" reports on today's swearing in of vladimir putin as russia's president. on sunday about 20,000 anti-putin protesters thought with riot police near the kremlin. more protesters were arrested today. >> "the washington post" reports on a secret u.s. program in afghanistan that's been releasing high level insurgents for several years if they promise to give up violence. american officials use those prisoners as bargaining chips. officials will not say if any of them have returned to attack
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u.s. troops again. "usa today" reports on a murder at churchill down on kentucky derby weekend. the body of a 48-year-old groom was found in a horse barn early sunday. police don't think his death was linked to the race. it is jus >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by kay jewelers. every kiss begins with kay.
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i am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men marrying women are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, civil liberties, and quite frankly i don't see a distinction beyond that. >> vice president joe biden touches a political nerve saying he suspects same-sex marriage. his boss has never said that. welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> we mentioned earlier in the broadcast president obama officially began his re-election campaign over the weekend. he blasted his expected republican opponent mitt romney on a number of issues. >> here to look at the race,
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author and wall street journal columnist peggy noonan and bill bradley, who ran for president in 2000. his new book is called "we can all do better." welcome. great to see you. this neck is race and neck, dead even? >> yes, everybody says it is and for the first time in a while, i think they're right. >> even in the most important states, decisive states it seems to be dead even. who will determine this? independents? >> i think independents are a big role. i think also the black turnout will be important and the hispanic turnout will be important. i think that also how people feel about the two candidates, once they get to know them even better, because i think the fundamental question somebody asks when they vote for president is, who do i trust with my life? who do i trust with my job? and who has a view of life remotely similar to my own? >> you saw what biden said, the vice president said about same-sex marriage. he's gone further than the president has. will that become an issue?
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>> i hope not because that's not the real issue. the real issue is what's happened to the middle class in this country. in the last 20 years. i mean, the reality is that the median income in 2010 was the same as it was in 1996. there are people who can't get loans, small businesses. the fact of the matter is, the economy is the major issue and has always been and will be -- >> so should it be a referendum on what the president has done with respect to the economy? >> i think that it should be a referendum on who would be the best leader in the next four years, given our circumstance. the president came into office, he had the worst economic circumstances since the great depression. he had two wars he had to deal with. he has moved on all of those very decisively. now he didn't get as much as he wanted. i think he didn't get as much as he wanted because of the role of money in politics.
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i think it is the washington club and money that has prevented him from achieving what he set out to achieve in the fullest sense of the word, even though he has made a lot of progress. >> i think it -- this is the way it's going to be. people are going to look at the last three years and say, okay, we know what that was. if you want more of that, you can rehire, re-elect the fellow who's the leader then, if you don't you have to look at the other person. if he is credible, you can give him support. one of the things that i think people have on their mind with regard to obama is that there's two ways to looking at where he started. one, as bill says, he came in time of terrible economic crisis. we had two wars going. wall street is up-ening. it's dreadful. it's also true that he won by 9.5 million votes. he was enormously popular. he had a democratic house, democratic senate, the wind at
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his back. he could do anything, plus an era of crisis to push things forward. some people look at what he did and say, he didn't do the right thing. didn't help enough. >> clearly, the president has difficulty in having the same kind of enthusiasm he had in 2008. you ee it with the youth, especially. there is also the question, though, can conservatives bring about the same kind of enthusiasm for romney that they might have had for more conservative nominees? >> yeah. i think that's true. although i still go back to getting people excited on both sides is going to be very important if we have an enormously negative campaign, as it looks like we're probably going to. the president's announcement the other day was pretty pugilistic and almost a little grim in tone. that may tend to keep down response and voter participation on both sides, so we'll see how
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that goes. i was inspired by the fact that france just voted, and whatever the outcome, turnout was high. that's a good thing. >> 74% i think, something like that. >> that's pretty good. >> what do you make of arnold schwarzenegger writing in the l.a. times talking about the republican party? you say both candidates have a tough time connecting. but he writes this morning, basically, blasting the republican party about this new and narrow litmus test they have that doesn't allow for compromise. is that going to be, part of the conserve ties as charlie mentioned, is that going to be a major hurdle with people like independents? >> i think the republican party continues to have a big fight on its hands. i must tell you, it's had that fight on its hands for about 50 years. but on the ground conservatives look at washington in the past 20 years and they say, no matter who we send to washington, it keeps spending more. the government keeps getting better, regulating more.
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we're going to have to get tougher about who we send, more conservatives, do you know what i mean? more strict. i am a big tenter myself what i think of the republican party. i think, there's lots of room for lots of people. i understand governor schwarzenegger's criticism, believe me. with the problems we face, we'll need many different kinds of heads coming from many different kinds of places, i think. >> in your book, you argue and have argued that you have to change congress. >> absolutely. i mean, you know, and that depends on citizens. in 2008 on that evening in chicago, for example, we made the mistake of believing a leader can renew the country all by himself. even a leader like barack obama who touched us so deeply, can't do it alone. it takes citizens, lute nents and sergeants out there. ultimately democracy is not a vicarious experience. in the internet age, the idea
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that you can fail to participate should not be an option. >> can i add also that sometimes i think in support of your point, the point made in this book, we sometimes come to think because we focus so much on the presidency in america, we think the presidency is a magical office that can change everything. it is not. it is chief executive office. it's only part of the drama. >> thank you both. this morning we'll reveal the new fortune 500 list and show you who's number one and a surprise at number five. >> and tomorrow, noble prize winner tony morrison in studio 57. you're watching "cbs this morning." ♪ [ jennifer ] better. stronger. believe. happier. healthier. i believe weight watchers made me more powerful.
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magazine has the latest list of america's top corporations. >> in 2011 those 500 companies made a combined profit of $825 billion. "fortune's" managing editor andy serwer is with us. we hear all the time the economy is not doing great but we see great profits from business. >> corporate america is doing great right now. i mean, the consumer in america, not so great. government in the united states, not doin so well. but businesses are doing well. they've really come out of the downturn doing things right. they're in good shape. a lot has to do with the fact they cut back. they cut costs during the downturn, meaning layoffs, quite frankly, and that's why profits are so high. they've also been doing a lot of business in places like china, brazil, indonesia, growing markets. >> but not investing that money in america? >> and that's what we'll hear over and over. with when you see high profit numbers, hey, how come we're not
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sharing in the wealth? you know, the story is, of course, these companies need to start to hire again and start to pay wages, start to give people raises. >> these are ranked by sales, revenues. number one, exxonmobil. number two, walmart. number three, chevron. number four, conocophillips. a lot of oil companies. >> and that has to do with the price of oil, obviously. $100 a barrel. that makes the profits -- revenues and profits of these companies go up and up. in fact, exxon and walmart have been one and two back and forth switching for the past ten years. >> and apple, which has the largest market cap, but in terms of sales revenue way down to, what, 17th? >> they're number 17 in terms of sales, which is not bad for what used to be a tiny tech company. the third most profitable company in the fortune 500 after exxon and chevron. so so, very, very profitable. >> gm is number five on that list which is probably surprising for a lot of people because a few years ago some thought gm wouldn't be around
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much longer. >> that's right. government motors, we can still call it that because a government still owns a stake in gm. they went through bankruptcy, bailed out by the government. you have to a this is a success now. you know, if you think about the fact that they've made $9 billion in profits. think of most importantly the jobs. think of the hundreds of thousands of people that work for gm and the companies that support gm. that's really what the obama administration -- >> does this mean gm is now the leading auto company in the world? >> no, because toyota is. although toyota and gm are neck and neck. toyota's had its own problems in the united states and north america gm is back, though, definitely. >> when you look at this list, what else interests you? what else is interesting about the list beyond general motors and apple? >> well, there's a couple things that catch your eye. number one, california now has more corporate headquarters than any other state, beating out texas and new york, which i think is interesting, and indicates the strength of technology sector in the
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nation's top companies. >> northern california. >> well, northern california in particular. i think another thing that's interesting as well is the fact that 17 million americans work for the fortune 500, dh is an awful lot. 25 million worldwide. but 17 million here in the u.s. and that's just the people who work directly for these companies. of course, we all work for a fortune 500 company sitting here at this table. but there are millions and millions of people who work for these companies. a lot of times we hear of bashing of big companies, but not only are a lot of people working at these companies, but these are good jobs with benefits and retirement and so forth. >> thank you, andy. >> thanks, charlie. >> nice to see you. the new e wallet?
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gayle is in the green room. what do you have for us in the 8:00 hour? >> i'm ready. we have a full house. colin firth will be live but he's not talking about acting. he's talking about the passion that caused him to play hooky. "50 shades of gray," and now banned in one county florida. in its tenth season on the air, the king of daytime talk dr. phil is here. hello, mr. number one. >> hello. how are you? >> i'm good. are you and robin reading "50 shades of grey"? when i ask a woman it's 50 shade of red. apparently it's a giveaway. >> people say they're getting lots of ideas. we're talking about the news of the day, what's coming up this
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joining us now, the tanning mom, patricia krentcil. now, you've said those who criticize you are fat, ugly and jealous. >> yes. though i can't blame them for being jealous. i am alluring in a way they'll never be. trust me, there are plenty of men in new jersey who would love to snap into this one. >> okay. >> oh, yikes. okay. "saturday night live" takes -- i thought you were going to show the part with the toast. oh, you already showed it. the tanning mom, and not the first people to say, what was she thinking?
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it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. >> and i'm charlie rose with erica hill. look who else is here, dr. phil mcgraw. >> he is top rated daytime talk show. hello. >> good morning. how are you guys? >> we're good. >> i love your new digs. this is very nice. >> i do, too. >> has a community sense to it. everybody's talking, plugging in. i love you. pi'm thinking number one never gets old, does it? >> no. >> congratulations to you. >> being number one is a good number to be, right? >> let's talk about the tanning mom because i'm curious about your take on it, and she was the butt of jokes on "saturday night live" and they said she did an interview and she thought it was very funny. when she was accused of taking her little girl into the tanning salon she says, that would be ridiculous as she looks like a burn the hot dog on a grill. don't you think it's more than just possibly taking the girl to the tanning salon, there's a lot more going on with this mom? >> look, parents have a couple
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of jobs. you need to socialize your job, prepare them for the next level of life and you have to keep them out of harm's way. if, in fact, she's taking that little girl into this tanning booth and putting her in there, not just to the point of getting burned but at all, that seems to be -- clearly she's all focused on this because she looks like, as you say, a hot dog. maybe she thinks that's cool. my dermatologist tells me most of the damage we are to our skin happens as a children. if she's taking a child in there, she says she didn't, i don't know, that's not okay with me. >> are you saying -- she says she didn't bring her to the tanning bed. the guy who owns the salon says, look, it never happened. she stayed outside. is the simple fact of bringing your daughter in there damaging to them, in the building? >> i think taking her into the building -- the most powerful role model in any child's life is the same-sex parent. here's her mother.
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come on. what's she modeling here? whether she takes her to the building or just walks around looking like she does, the child's likely to emulate that. not smart. not smart in my opinion. >> we were talking about the death of junior seau, the suicide. >> tragic, isn't it in. >> very tragic. it seems the nfl is under the gun lately. we keep hearing about the -- a lot of the players end up broke after a short period of time. something with terrell owens coming up. now the belief maybe it's the concussions happening in football that causes this. what's your take on this? >> look, we're finding out there's an awful lot of what's called traumatic brain injury that underlies a lot of ptsd. we're seeing it with our soldiers coming back from the war. we're seeing it a lot with players in the nfl and those that are in contact sports. look, this is serious stuff. and i think it is being terribly underreacted to. i think what you're seeing with some of these players is a confluence of factors. do you have these multiple concussions and traumatic brain injury? if so, that's a bad thing.
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as we say, close to 80% -- it's estimated close to 80% are either bankrupt, divorced or in serious financial trouble within two years of being out of the league. >> why is that, phil? why? >> well, the research says it's because of the hangers-on getting ripped off by advisers, investment ideas, things of that nature. these are young men who all of a sudden have a fair amount of wealth. you know, the median is $900,000 a year. which is a lot of money. then those that have much more than that. terrell owens, on our show tuesday, with three baby mommas, confronting him about his conduct with them. >> can i just ask how you got all three women and terrell to agree to do the interview? >> it felt like a firing squad, actually, as terrell said to me at one of the breaks. but i think the point is, he says he wants to set the record straight. he wants to tell people he's not the person the media has
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depicted him of being. i'm not sure he made progress with these women. >> we have a little bit of the interview. >> i have been raising our daughter to the best of my ability. i've tried to be the best mother i can be. i have always supported you, terrell, and i think you know that. i have come to your dfense all the time. because i ealize you are my child's father. i would not wish any harm on you. i wish you nothing but the best because i know how i feel as a daughter. >> do you believe what she's saying? you don't believe what she's saying? >> wow. de know all three of them were going to be there? >> oh, yes. >> you don't ambush. >> no, i don't do ambush. he knew they were coming. and he said he wanted to it set the record straight. he said, look, there's two sides to every story. he said, when i call to see the children, they're busy. the mothers don't cooperate. that's why he was shaking his head no. but, i mean, come on, he hasn't seen these kids much, you know,
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year after year, so come on. >> let me turn -- there was a time in your life in which you advised people who were going on trial, were going to appear in the courtroom. i think that's where you met oprah. >> right. >> look at the john edwards trial for us and look at it from jurors' perspective. if you were representing the defendant, what would you be trying to coach them in terms of their presentation? >> well, when we say coach, what we always did was tried to get the witnesses to tell the truth effectively. so, not create a truth. to tell the truth effectively. so, i think what he has to do is deal just with that. and he can buy a lot of credibility by acknowledging some things at least appear to be improper. you know, what we're dealing with here is not a very sensational trial. all the things -- >> it is sensational, though. >> because everything focused on is sensational but the real issue is whether or not campaign funds were used for individual
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gain, for personal gain. that's not a very sexy trial. all this other stuff is being picked up by the media and will be talked about by the prosecution is to create sensationalism in there. they need to drain the injury from this and focus on what was actually happening here. you know, i think the fact that someone is a candidate doesn't mean they don't have separate funds. >> but the question is, and you know jurors from that experience that you have had, do jurors separate that in terms of how they feel about the defendant and his character versus whether on the question of law there's been a violation? >> it's very, very difficult for them because, you know, it's often been said that it's very difficult to be one kind of man and another kind of president. so, they do look at the character. they do look at the private life. i think that's going to weigh heavily on these jurors. they don't like the fact that his wife was suffering from cancer while he was out doing this cavorting around that he is accused of doing. and i think all of that spills over into whether or not this
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money was rerouted. so, the job of the defense is to separate that out and say, we are here to make a determination on what happened with this money. what was its intent and where did it go? if you can't separate this out, this is going to be a very long trial. >> it's hard to focus on that when all the other stuff is so salacious. would you advise him to take the stand? do you think he needs to take the stand? >> i think you're going to have to make that decision when you see where you are at the time. you know, we always used what we called mirror jurors, where we would have -- we would match jurors with personalities very close to them that you could debrief every night. if he gets to the point where it's almost over and he is seriously behind, then why not? but if you aren't seriously behind, then i think it would be very difficult to advise him to take the stand. >> suppose he does. i agree with you, it's not coaching, not saying do something you're not. authenticity is important.
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how do you make sure a witness does that? >> i think they have to decide what their truth is. we always -- when we say we want witnesses to tell the truth effectively, you find out three or four things that this is going to turn on, and you stay focused on those things. everybody tries to float ten different ideas, 20 different ideas. look, if you're not going to get the jury with your top three or four, you're not going to get them with 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20. you better decide which horse you're going to ride and stick with it. you may not like my judgment, you may not like my values, but the money here was not for campaign purrs. >> don't fall off that horse. >> the horse that ran, i'll have another. >> that won the kentucky derby. >> we know antibullying is really important to you. >> it is. >> this is the topic of your show today. reading the description of this almost made me sick to my stomach. you're dealing with specifically today teenage girls and violence. it seem it's getting so much worse. >> we seem to have a society now
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where everybody thinks they need to be on television. they all think they need to be on film. it's like i'm brushing my teeth, turn on the camera. now we have girls out fighting, beating each other up and posting it on youtube with pride. we have got to stop this. there has got to be consequences when these people create a record of their conduct. we have a young girl in rhode island that has a shouldnunt in brain and gets bullied by girls who have her on the ground, pounding her in the head. she has a shunt in her brain. come on. of course, they say you didn't see it all, there was different things going on. look, i don't care. this is not a good idea. and we've got to tell parents, it's not just the bullied, every bully has a parent. your job as a parent is to know what your child is doing. >> dr. phil, nice to have you at the table. >> especially after you had us on your set. thanks. >> thanks for having me back. >> you're not leaving yet.
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>> no, i'm sticking around to talk to you. >> a little "long story "50 shades of grey" is just too hot for some bri braer shelves. we'll make that "long story when we come back, you're watching "cbs this morning."
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have banned qult 50 shades of grey" after librarians found out, oh, my gosh, sex in it. all 19 copies of the erotic novels will be pulled from circulation as soon as readers who checked them out bring them back. a little late for that. >> yeah, "50 shades of grey," new title, that really didn't ep happen. >> i want to check this out. >> police in phoenix say a woman faked having breast cancer to get breast implants. "newsday" says the 27-year-old woman is charged with fraud and theft after raising $8,000 for surgery. you can't get it for $8,000, can you? >> why are you asking me? >> no, i'm just -- maybe she's just getting one side done and then -- >> i don't approve. i hear it's very expensive. the el paso times says carl and carol are on a quest to eat every whataburger in existence.
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the burger chain has ten chains throughout the south, from florida to arizona. but the texas couple vows they'll make it to all 735 wh whataburge whataburgers. >> what be your recommendation? >> stop. if you go somewhere in l.a., have you to go to in and out. la.com tells us about bill johnson. he's donated sperm to at least ten women in new zealand without huz wife's knowledge and he's now left his family to live in new zealand where he apparently plans to be with the babies and donate to more women. >> i'm just going to give a big ew. >> he's running for governor? >> yeah. i'm going ew. >> i assume he didn't win. >> no, no. >> moving on. the l.a. time clarz "the avengers" -- look at this number. the movie took in $280 million for the best weekend in hollywood history. smashed all record sast last
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year by "harry potter". >> that's a lot of people watching a movie. >> i think so, too. >> notice sh looks good in tights. the new york post looks at commuter taking revenge against a romeo bus driver. a woman has taped up flyers along his bus route saying the married driver uses his job to flirt with women all day. she also refers to him as mr. one night stand. is that an admission? >> i think that's an admission. i wonder what mrs. one night stand has to say. i'm thinking there's a guest or something on the "dr. phil" show. >> i wonder if the bus driver would talk? >> thank you very much, phil. christie is a wife, a mother, rancher, farmer and member of congress. now she can add college graduate to her list. we'll show you how she did that after the break.
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♪ if you believe they put a man on the moon ♪ ♪ man on the moon >> man on the moon. look at that. we told you last week about the supermoon. there it is. all over the world. isn't that gorgeous? the full moon over the weekend was the biggest and the brightest of the year because it was unusually close to the earth. welcome back to "cbs this
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morning." that's a beautiful picture. i think i saw it this weekend. did you guys see? >> i did see on saturday night. >> i did, too. you know what we're talking about? >> no. it doesn't get dark there so i saw no moon. >> a special part on saturday night where the moon was bigger and brighter. >> the pictures are fantastic colin firth, smooth talker but won an oscar playing a monarch with a stutter in "the king's speech". >> what do i call you? >> your royal h highness and sir after that. >> how about dirty? in here it's better if we're equals. >> if we were equals, i wouldn't be here. i'd be home with my wife and no one would give a damn. >> now he's lending his voice to a series of audio books featuring many of hollywood's top stars.
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colin firth is here in studio 57. welcome. >> good to be here. >> despite jet lag. >> indeed. >> jet lag looks pretty good on him, i have to say. looks pretty good. >> catch me later in the day. >> okay. >> this is a great idea. good actors reading good books. >> absolutely. i listen to audio recordings quite a bit. you know, there's some people who, i think, feels it's cheating. you are to read. and i completely dispute that. i think that the oral tradition has been there long before the written tradition. the stories we first heard were probably read to us before we learned to read. and i think it resides somewhere very deep in us all. i think the human voice interpreting it, if done well s an absolutely wonderful experience. >> speaking of that, when you play the part of george vi, had you to listen to recordings. >> absolutely. it's often the best material i
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can find. if i'm playing someone who has a different dialect, i enmesh myself in audio recordings from i think there's something d. extremely intimate and very personal in taking that journey with one voice. >> in listening to his voice, which you did so brilliantly in the film, what did you find? >> well, i thought i'm not going to seek to reproduce his exact voice. i thought, it's not necessary to do that, but i thought, if i can get the information about what it feels like to be him through his voice, then i will try to interpret that through my own. so, hearing his struggles, hearing where it stuck, hearing how agonizing that must have been and hearing the limitations. also, by his class. this sound which cannot help him is very disciplined, rigid sound. >> i was watching the oscars the night you won, mr. firth. has it sank in for you? when they call your name, are you sitting there thinking, oh,
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i hope they call me, or are you thinking, it's an honor to be nominated? >> it sank in, i would say, last week some time. >> really? after all this time? >> no, i wanted to throw a party and everyone had had moved on. >> colin firth finally gets it. battery of one. >> i love you're doing this with your audible books. how did you decide? how did you decide what you were going to do? >> it was difficult. because when the audible.com people approached me, they told me they were doing this. they picked the people they wanted before they picked the material they wanted. so, it was up to us. >> and you chose? >> paralyzing when you love reading, you love books. grahame green has been one of my favorite writerers. i find his work complex, painful, the prose is a pleasure to read. and this story is one i've read several times. and i think like all good love
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stories, it's based on misjudgments, misunderstandings, painful misinterpretations of each other, people finding out -- >> it was made into a film, was it not? >> yes, it was made into a film. i think it might have been two films. i think there was an old film before. >> but you were not late to the party of reading. i was reading about you that you actually as a kid would play hooky from school so you could go and read. is that true? >> it's long been an obsession of mine. >> why? >> storytelling, disappearing into another world. >> yeah, i get that. >> it partly -- it's partly pure escapism if you think your own life is hum drum. >> did you think your own life was hum drum? >> i found school hum drum. i was being taught things that can't catch my interest and my mind would wander. >> algebra? >> you're on the right track. and numbers didn't quite do it. but to be taken through some extraordinairetive, whether it's something to do with ancient
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greeks or just modern fairy -- you know, fantasy stuff. i fine it beautiful. then you can import some of that into your own life. it's very interesting how you discover truths. it's not just a universe that doesn't exist you're going to. it does interpret your own world. >> what's the secret to reading? i mean, to do, tulgly standing in front of a microphone? >> i don't know. i did this many years ago when they didn't -- they basically didn't have all of the technology they have now. if you made a single mistake, you went back five pages. then had you to go again without a single mistake. now, you don't have to do that. you do have to try to get a run at it. i think you have to just surrender a little bit. i think it would be very easy to be overly precise about how you want to do it. if -- then it gets rather dry if you do that. i think you have to get a flow, embrace the shape of it.
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>> the idea of having very good actors do it moons what? >> well, suddenly enough, very good actors are often very bad at this. these i've heard are brilliant. it was intimidating when i had just been told nicole kidman had been generous and -- >> the feel no pressure, mr. firth. >> exactly. now you're on your own. >> was it difficult for you? >> it's very difficult. it's difficult. some people -- be prepared. it's a marathon. you're in it in an airless room hour after hour after hour, alone with these characters, with your own ideas. and that's wonderful. but it is also hugely challenging, i think. >> and you're playing all the characters, reading all the characters? >> yes. people take a different approach on that. some people characterize them very strongly, inhabit them as actors and completely take on a transformation for each character. other people argue that that's probably going to interfere with experience and better just to
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suggest them. it vastly depends on the culture you're doing. and if it's -- you know, if you're doing an italian novel in translation, you have to decide how you're going to do the italian peasants and italian king. >> you can speak italian. >> i don't think i can speak it well enough -- >> you learned it for all the right reasons, to convince -- >> yeah, your wife is italian. i love that story. but we can see how you do. we can go on audible.com and hear the end of the affair for ours, but before you leave the table, dame daphne's in the green room. i saw the two of you talking. i had no idea you have a connection. >> i didn't know she would be here so it's an extraordinary, unexpected treat for me about two years ago, three years ago, i had taken my family for a trip to kenya. and we had the privilege of going to the elephant orphanage in nairobi. we were so moved by it. >> buy what you saw? >> that we decided to support
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the foundation. >> and you have adopted an elephant? >> yes, we got each of my sons adopted an elephant. you get updates, a photograph and news of the foundation. i think what they do is vital. it's overpowerfully moving, when you encounter these babies. >> charlie, they were in the green room saying -- he was saying, hey, i have a couple elephants from your place. see what we do at krk rk? >> everything. >> everything is good. we'll take that. thank you, thank you very much. >> great to see you. a woman who started that elephant nursery we were talking, dame daphne sheldrick
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the principle of the orphanage, the principal, head mistress, head nurse, and ceo is dame daphne sheldrick.
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she founded the place, has been working with elephants for 50 years. >> this is one that was in a coma when she arrived. had she was on a drip for 24 hours. we never thought she would be alive in the morning. she's our ilgt miracle. >> bob simon and "60 minutes" introduced us to dame daphne sheldrick and her remarkable elephant nursery in 2006 and again in 2009. since then, africa's elephants have become even more threatened. they're now about 500,000 left compared to 1.3 million 30 years ago. >> so that means dame daphne's orphanage outside nairobi, kenya, is still a very busy place. in her new memoir it's called "love, life and elephants: an african love story." she's with us in studio 57. good morning. >> good morning. >> you do clearly love these animals. you talk about your mongoose and
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impalas and cats. you grow up and have a love affair with elephants because? i think they're gorgeous creatures but you love them so because? >> elephants are very human animals. in fact, they're better than us. >> i've heard that. >> in many, many ways. they can teach humans a lot about being gentle and caring and nurturing and highly intelligent. and emotionally identical to us. the only age an elephant duplicates the same age as a human but yet so much smarter. an elephant just a few years old is all together. >> what what do you mean? >> it knows it's routine, knows how many bottles it should have. if another one is having a bit more, they get a bit jealous. you see the orphaned elements the same as your own children. >> why are they so threatened? >> the ivory, unfortunately. there's a huge demand for ivory in the far east, particularly
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china, and a lot of the chinese are more opulent than they were before and it's a status symbol in china to earn an ivory seal. it comes from the largest and strongest land mammal. there's a symbolic attachment. >> and what can be done to stop it? >> well, as long as there's a trade in ivory and a demand, there will be elephants being killed for their tusks. obviously, ivory has to be banned totally. and the countries that burn their ivory stockpiles should be rewarded for doing so because up until now, the international convention for trade in endangered species has sabzed the sale of south african stockpile. and as soon as there's a legal market, then what we've seen, and this has been proved, the illegal tusks are laundered into the system, poaching goes up. the time when there was a total ban on ivory, 1989, only for a couple years, bearing in mind that that it takes two years for
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an elephant to be born and only nine months for a human. you know, when i returned, the poaching was controlled. but it's not long enough. you know, unfortunately it's all greed and trade. it's all about trade here. >> how long do elephants who have a complete life live? >> same as a human. given a fair wind, and they suffer from source, there's a lot of stress in the elephants these days, climate change, drought is more frequent, burgeoning human populations taking up the space that elephants used to use, migratory routes and so on, competition for land, and elephants travel huge distances to copy in touch with family and friends. and they communicate with infrasound. they don't need radio and things like we do. >> do you become attached to special ones and -- >> observation oh, you know, when you take a little elephant just a few days old and you know
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it, you -- it's with you for at least ten years. and then she goes wild, even when it's wild, it will always love and remember its human family. if ever it's in trouble it comes back to the humans it loves. now have wild born babies and they bring the babies back to show the keepers and encourage the men to actually go into the herd and handle the calf under the mother. the last one that came back with her baby had 50 other elephants with her. >> as a kid, i was always told you have a memory like an elephant. elephantings never forget. is it true they never forget anything? >> it's absolutely true. one orphan in our 50s, remember the man that was her keeper when she was 5. she just hadn't come back and recognized this man. nobody else knew. >> colin firth said the work you do is very, very important. as you see, it's clearly catching on. >> and the passion and joy it brings to you. >> oh, there's huge rewards but
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a lot of sorrow as well. >> yeah. thank you so much. great to have you. the book is called "love, life and elephants" now on sale at your favorite bookstore. >> talk about a real multitasker, how about christie noem, a mother, a member of congress and just finished her colleague degree. we'll introduce you to her after the break. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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for more than a year, that's chicago's "saturday in the park," haven't heard that in years. some call her america's most powerful undergrad. she finally finished college. >> whit johnson has the story of her unconventional path as a graduate and and a lawmaker.
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>> reporter: while it's not uncommon for a member of congress to speak at a graduation, they don't usually earn their bachelor's degree in political science on the same day. but south dakota's kristi noem path. d to taking a different - >> who's going to bail out my kids some day? >> the only thing i'm not -- >> reporter: considered a rising star in the republican party, she was elected in 2010. as the gop took control of the house. >> this is my three kids on horses. >> reporter: but her story begins 1500 miles outside of washington, back home on the family ranch. where this farm girl, mother of three, business owner and politician, learned to multitask at the highest level. despite her success, she never finished college. dropped out at age 22 after her father was killed in a tragic farming accident. >> it turned our whole lives upside down. he was the guy who could do anything. i remember going to bed that night thinking, i have no idea what tomorrow looks like because he's not here.
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>> reporter: she left school to help run the family business, but eventually got the bug for politics, becoming a state lawmaker in 2006. two years later, she started taking classes again. most of them online. by the time she got to washington, 92% of her colleagues in the house and all but one senator had college degrees. >> that was one thing about coming here to washington, d.c. i never felt insecure about my education. i felt like i'd been through the school of hard knocks. >> reporter: saturday's graduation from south dakota state university was five years in the making. her oldest daughter cassidy will graduate from high school later this week. >> and in-f your dad could see you today -- >> he would think i was crazy because today i'm serving in congress and that's something that i never really talked about doing before. you know, he was the one who raised us to always see an opportunity and to say yes. >> reporter: that attitude has also helped her navigate the bitter politics on capitol hill,
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when she voted to raise the debt ceiling. in august noem was blasted by some in the tea party, prompting a possible primary challenge from the right. >> we got sent her with a referendum from the people in this country that said go there and change things. >> reporter: from the left, democrats hoping to foil her re-election think matt varalik has a chance to beat her. but she says she's laser focused. >> oh, yeah, this is real life. what happens in washington, d.c. isn't real life. this is policy and working to get things done. but then i go home to the reason that i get out of bed every day. >> reporter: the same reason she went back to school, something she says her father would are been proud of. for "cbs this morning," whit johnson, washington. >> nice story. >> oh, really nice. she said dad may think she's crazy. i agree, dad would be proud. like her very much. >> i love the idea, you're never too old to finish your education. >> i was thinking that, too.
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they always say education is something nobody can ever take away from you. erica is not here but she's not far. she's tracking down a museum at metropolitan of art. we
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good morning for this final edition of "the cutaway" today on monday. here with me is kevin prince and jenna sakwa. so, kevin, your favorite movie this weekend. what did you see? >> i saw "the avengers" and if it's monday we're definitely talking box office. we had a huge weekend at the box office. "the avengers" came in, brought in over $200 million, easily crushing the previous record for opening weekend. which was the second installment of the harry potter series, which that movie brought in $172 million. >> and those were the predictions, too. they were correct, even before it came out in the u.s. >> even before it came out in the u.s.
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we spoke about this last week before, you know, globally this movie scored tons of cash. here in the united states, broke every single record for opening weekend, a great start for the summer box office season. >> was it good? >> it was really good, yeah. if you like super heroes f you like those movies, it was awesome. the cast was great. it was a lot of fun. number two was "think like a man" bringing in $8 million. nothing like the $200 million. number three was "the hunger games" bringing in $5.7 million. >> "think like a man," i saw that, pretty good. jenna, what do you have? >> this is a fun story. this 80-year-old grandmother has become a twitter sensation. her grandson first signed her up for twitter umpd jaydemps and a play on her name and she's tweeting up a storm and getting some celebrities to endorse her. her goal, right now she has 76,000 twitter followers. her goal is 80,000.
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