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captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is thursday, may 19th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." breaking news, an egyptair flight vanishes over the mediterranean sea. terrorism has not been ruled out. we are in paris where the flight took off. captain sully sullenberger analyzes what could have caused the plane to disappear. bernie sanders and top democrats accuse each other of lying. can party leaders calm the chaos before the convention? and vice president joe biden's emotional note to self reveals how faith and grit got him through devastating personal tragedy. we begin with today's "eye opener," your world in
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welcome to "cbs this morning." we begin with breaking news on the search for the missing egyptair jet. flight 804 from paris to cairo disappeared from radar overnight just as it entered egypt's airspace. >> french and egyptian officials say the plane with 66 people aboard crashed into the mediterranean sea. greece's defense minister says the jet made sudden swerves before vanishing from radar. a frantic international search is now underway. cbs news aviation and safety expert, captain sully sullenberger, is standing by. first, we want to go mark phillips at charles de gaulle airport near paris where the jet took off. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the ritual of tragedy is being played out again both here in paris and in cairo as families wait desperately news the bulk of those on board were egyptians and french. egyptair flight ms-804 left here just after 11:00 last night
local time. the airbus a320 was following a route across southeastern europe and across the mediterranean toward egypt and cairo. it last checked in with air traffic control while cruising at 37,000 feet in greek airspace. when air traffic controllers tried to contact it again as it was crossing into the egyptian-controlled zone over the eastern mediterranean, there was no response. the plane had simply vanished. egyptair said the plane sent an emergency signal possibly from an emergency beacon attached to the aircraft. there was no weather issue at the time. one shipping captain is quoted as saying he saw flames in the sky, but that report is unconfirmed. of the 66 people on board an a-320 like this one, 30 of the passengers were egyptian, 15 french, and the others from elsewhere. among the missing are three children, two infants. both pilots were very
experienced. more than 9,000 flying hours between them. as families gathered in paris and cairo, a search is underway by air and sea. some debris has reportedly been seen. ultimately it's hoped the flight data recorders if sound on t-- f found on the seabed may provide clues to the crash. if it was a bomb, it could have been planted in paris, turkey, or tunisia where the plane had recently been. mark rossenker is former chairman of the ntsb and cbs analyst. >> anything and everything is possible here. it could be a catastrophic accident. it could be a terrorism event. >> reporter: the first suspicion these times, of course, is terrorism. the french have stepped up security following the attacks that have taken place. now anybody who gets near an airplane is screened. some staff members have been dismissed. officials stress at this stage in the investigation, anything is possible. charlie? >>
captain sully sullenberger is cbs news' aviation and safety expert. he joins us from reno, nevada. good morning. >> good morning to you. >> let me begin with this -- when you know as much as you know and have been able to determine so far, what does it say to you? what stands out to you? >> it's very early, but something must have happened that either prevented the pilots from communicating or made them so busy that they couldn't get to a priority as low as talking on the radio. they were trying to maintain control of the airplane or fight a sudden catastrophic emergency, for example. >> and now that we have heard from the defense minister saying that there were sudden swerved and plunging, he said it went 90 degrees left and 360 degrees to the right. what does that mean to you? >> if that's true, and we'll know more when we find parts of the airplane on the surface and determine if the airplane reached the surface
parts had begun to come off prior to impact, we'll know even more after the digital flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder are found and analyzed. it might suggest a possible loss of control in flight. as we've seen with air france 447 in 2009, that has been a recent cause of accidents. >> i've read that this is the same type of plane that you were flying the day that is known as the miracle on the hudson. what can you tell us about this particular aircraft? >> it's been in service as a type since 1998. this particular plane was put into service in 2003 and has about 40,000 hours on its air frame. it's used worldwide. it's a very reliable airplane. i know it well. i have about 5,000 hours in that series of airplanes. >> what is normally happening at 37,000 feet? >> it's normally a routine calm part of the flight where the workload is relatively low. statistically, the cruise part
the risk of an accident is least. we'll find out more when we find parts of the airplane and the recorders, of course. >> do we need something that we don't have now that communicates when there's an inability of the captain to contact land? >> certainly after the disappearance of mh-370 there's been a call worldwide for better reporting around remote parts of the world. this situation appears to have occurred in a position where there was radar coverage. it was the voice communication that was lost. i think they'll have a pretty good fix on its last position and know where to start begin to begin looking. >> any suggestion that terrorism was involved? >> it's way too early. everything at this point should be on the table. it will only be after parts of the airplane are found or the recorders are found that the focus will be narrowed. >> who
investigation? >> the international aviation rules dictate that since this happened in egyptian airspace, the egyptian investigators will lead. it's been said that the french will assist since the airplane departed paris. >> i realize it's early, but have you heard of a situation where a plane disappeared from radar, and it was not catastrophic or a crash? >> yes. there have been a few cases where there are long periods of no communication, but they're extraordinarily rare. >> captain sully sullenberger, always good to see you. sorry it's under this circumstance. thank you for joining us. >> you're welcome. flight 804 had just entered egyptian airspace when it vanished. earlier this year, a man with fake explosives hijacked a flight to cypress. nobody was hurt. in october, there was an explosion that brought down a russian jetliner over the sinai peninsula after it took off from
224 people were killed in the incident, and isis claimed responsibility. jeff pegues is in washington with concerns about egypt's aviation safety. good morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning. u.s. law enforcement and intelligence official are -- officials are working to gather information at this hour while the details surrounding last night's incident are unclear. egypt and its flag carrier, egyptair, have had a checkered air travel safety record. the two most recent incidents in particular have called the country's transportation security into question. when egypt air flight 181 was hijacked in march, many assumed the motive of the hijacker was terrorism. claiming to be wearing an explosive vest, he demanded the cairo-bound flight divert to cyprus. on the tarmac, it was discovered his interests were personal. he was arrested, and no one was hurt. the incident renewed secured concerns at
jet flight in october. the russian passenger plane disintegrated over the sinai desert after departing from the egyptian resort town of sharm el-sheik. isis claimed responsibility for the apparent bomb attack. in 1985, one of the deadliest hijackings in history was on egyptair flight 648. after departing athens for cairo, heavily armed terrorists describing themselves as members of egypt's revolution forced the plane to land in malta. on the ground, egyptian troops raided the aircraft in a move that's since been criticized. at least 58 people on board were killed. 24 years later, egyptair flight 990 crashed off the coast of nantucket after taking off from new york. all 217 on board died. the national transportation safety board indicated the pilot brought down thela
intentionally. something egyptian authorities have disputed. instead, blaming mechanical error egypt says it will investigate the cause of the accident. it will be joined by authorities and the plane manufacturer, airbus. there will likely be an examination of french aviation safety at airports. norah? >> all right. thank you very much. we'll continue to bring you updates on the search throughout "cbs this morning." and coverage continues all day on our 24-hour streaming network, cbsn. to the presidential race and the growing anger between bernie sanders and democratic party leaders. sanders' campaign accuses the party chairwoman of favoritism toward hillary clinton. both sides say the other is lying about a disputed nevada convention that ended in chaos. nancy cordes looks at how powerful democrats are putting pressure on sanders, but he is not backing down. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. sanders told cbs news he is furious that democratic officials would accuse him
his campaign of promoting violence. now, they're backing off. they're worried about more protests, but they know that a protracted conflict with their candidate might encourage more unrest. >> that is a lie. >> reporter: sanders says party leaders should be ashamed for claiming he encouraged support force disrupt the nevada party convention. [ chants ] >> reporter: because they were upset about the rules. >> i condemn all forms of violence and personal harassment. but i also condemn democratic leaders for suggesting in any way that that is what our gain is about, that we are tinged with violence. that we're going to take violence to the democratic national committee. >> reporter: he got some backup from vice president joe biden who was asked about the incident during a trip to ohio. >> that's not bernie. i think what bernie's going to have to do if that happens again, he's going to have to be more aggressive in speaking out about it. >> reporter: sanders has gotten the
his colleagues. >> the crowd was out of control. >> reporter: including california senator barbara boxer who got caught in the chaos. >> when you boo me, you are booing bernie sanders. go ahead. >> reporter: do you think he's done enough to make sure it doesn't happen again? >> i hope that behind the scenes he's telling everybody to be respectful. >> reporter: the nevada protests reminded some of the 1968 democratic convention when vietnam war demonstrators erupted into the streets of chicago after the nomination of hubert humphrey. >> i don't want to go back to the '68 convention because i worry about what it does to the electorate as a whole. and he should, too. >> reporter: some sanders supporters have already begun posting plans to occupy the dnc convention in july. something the party chair is eager to prevent. >> everybody needs to take a step back and a deep breath. we have to make sure that we can do everything we can to maximiz
>> reporter: she initially called sanders' reaction to nevada completely inadequate and said he put fuel on the fire. now she says she is ready to turn the page. sanders has accepted an invitation from fox to debate clinton in california. but gayle, dnc official tell me the debate and its host are still being negotiated, and there's no guarantee it will happen at all. >> all right. thank you, nancy. a new poll finds leading hin by three points in the november election match-up. the same poll last month showed hillary clinton with a seven-point lead. major garrett looks at why both clintons are reaching to other republicans. >> reporter: connecting the dots in donald trump's daily campaign activities can be, well, a challenge. foreign policy tutoring with nixon-era secretary of state henry kissinger, the release of a list of conservatives trump might put on the supreme court followed by yet another social media sizzler about bill clinton's sordid past.
>> if hillary clinton for some reason wins, your country will never be the same. >> reporter: in an interview wednesday, donald trump previewed a potential general election attack, rehashing accusations made against former president bill clinton. >> one case, it's about exposure. in another case, it's about groping and fondling and touching against a woman's will. >> and rape. >> and rape. >> big settlements. >> reporter: known for being an attack dog, trump is also trying to change the perception his policies are not conservative enough. >> i have a lot of people that are conservative that really like me, love everything i stand for. >> reporter: as part of that effort, trump released the names of 11 supreme court candidates he said were in the mold of late conservative icon justice antonin scalia. >> i thought what i would do is put this forward, and this would be the list that i would either choose from or pick people very close. >> reporter: one person on the list, texas supreme court justice don willett, has repeatedly mocked the presumptive nominee on twitter. even floating the idea
disguise and would "rip off his face and reveal a laughing ruth bader ginsburg." earlier in the day, trump met former secretary of state henry kissinger seeking foreign policy advice. republicans like senator jeff flake aren't convinced trump's policies will stay consistent. >> it's a good sign that he's sitting down with foreign policy experts. whether that will stick and whether he'll have the same position next week, we don't know. >> reporter: after much internal debate, trump has picked a lawyer to oversee the vetting of his running mate, a.b. culverhouse jr., famous in circle for leading the effort that put sarah palin on john mccain's ticket in 2008. >> thank you very much. cbs political director and moderator of "face the nation," john dickerson, is here. good morning. >> good morning. >> now we're talking about violence at the democratic convention like 1968? senator feinstein floating this? >> yeah.
the parties have flipped. was supposed to be the republican convention that was crazy. i think 1968, that's a little hot. this is some of the pressure bernie sanders is feeling. he's saying, wait, stop talking about that kind of violence. you're trying to mischaracterize our legitimate complaints about the party. in 1968, there was the vietnam war. there were protesters being hit by police in the streets. that was part of what the violence was about. i think 1980 is a more interesting parallel in the democratic party. you had ted kennedy who had lost to jimmy carter. carter had the delegates. he was going to the nomination. it was locked up. kennedy kept fighting. he had a meeting with carter and said let's have one last debate. the same way bernie sanders is calling for a debate now. carter didn't want to do it. kennedy took it all the way to the convention and ended up being the liberal hero coming out of the convention. you can imagine bernie sanders taking the same route. >> the "new york times," "sanders willing to harm clinton in homestretch." >> here's the harm -- the sharm that you have fights that we're having now which take all the attention away from clinton's desire to turn the conversation to a
it also ecoas baits an under-- exacerbates an underlying weakness of the clinton campaign because it continues to dog her, it makes her seem like a person who can't put the race away. we'll see what happens in new jersey and california where she's likely to do well. we may not have this conversation next week. if he keeps taking this to the convention, it keeps dogging her while she's try to get the conversation to be about donald trump's problems. >> he's clearly irritated that democratic leaders would suggest that he has something to do with the violence that may or may not occur. what is this doing to the democratic party? we were laughing -- not laughing, but saying the republicans don't have it together. here the democrats seem to be a hot mess. >> the problem is they've got to find something to unify around. if they're having fights, it's hard to find unity. >> thank you very much. the tsa struggles to find the right balance between speed and security. ahead, how congress could get involved in shrinking the long wait
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." we're getting new information on our breaking news story. the missing egyptair passenger jet with 66 on board. egyptian and french officials say flight 804 from paris to cairo crashed this morning in the mediterranean just after crossing into egyptian airspace. >> greece's defense minister says the plane made dramatic swerves before disappearing. plunged suddenly before dropping off radar. the pilots did not issue any distress calls. mark phillips is at charles de gaulle airport near paris. good morning. >> reporter: it's very early in this investigation. good morning. evidence is already beginning to come in, including this latest from the greek defense minister.
and -- go back to the beginning and look at the flight path. it left paris at 11:00 last night. it seemed a normal flight. it was passing through greek airspace heading toward egyptian airspace. at that point, the greek defense department says the plane took the violent swerves. first 90 degrees one way, then 360 degrees, a full turn the other way, plunging all of that time if its cruising -- time from its cruising alttude to 10,000 feet quickly and then disappeared off radar. at this point, much too early to draw conclusions as to what caused the violent behavior on the part of the aircraft. search efforts are now underway in the area. some debris has reportedly already been seen. of course, investigators will be looking at that and searching desperately, as well, for the data flight recorders, so-called block boxes, to determine what exactly happened to this plane. >> all right, mark phillips outside paris. thank you very much. the investigation into what happenedo
puts a new spotlight on airport security. stepped up screening in the united states is one of the factors blamed for gridlock at airports across the country like at chicago's midway this morning. kris van kleave is there as tsa officials prepare to face reporters today. good morning. >> reporter: never-ending lines, thousands of missed flights, and passengers forced to sleep on e lines in chicago's busiest airport. lawmakers on capitol hill are now asking congress to intervene. >> people are missing their flights, and the airlines are losing a lot of money. this is an economic crisis as well as a passenger crisis that we believe the congress needs to step in and fix. >> reporter: on wednesday, american airlines agreed to spend $4 million on additional staffing to take some of the load off the tsa. there were also calls for chicagoid
chicago's national airport to hire more screeners. >> i think it would be a huge efficiency and ultimately would make traveling safer and easier for passengers. >> reporter: how did this mess happen? it started with a surge of flyers, and now a record number of travelers are expected this summer. an additional 95, 500 a day compared to last year. since 2011, the tsa has lost funding and shed thousands of screener jobs. the officers union there's are 5,000 fewer tsa officers now than 2013. >> they're losing people and not replacing them, at the same time they have a huge spike in travel. >> reporter: after terrorist attacks overseas and screeners failing 95% of tests during a 2015 inspector general investigation, new tsa administrator, peter neffenger, ordered new security at checkpoints. >> it's been a problem, speed versus security, and trying to get the right balance. >> reporter: last week, congress authored
million to pay overtime and i hire nearly 800 additional screeners by mid-june. southwest airlines' ceo, gary kelly. >> i do believe that the administrator has a good plan, but it's just going to take a while to execute. >> reporter: all right. this is the end of the line here at midway airport. another factor in all of this is the t as was banking -- the tsa was banking on the exercise of prescreening some that would offset job cuts. however, signups for tsa pre-check have lagged by the millions. next week, the tsa administrator is expected on capitol hill. you can bet he's going to face tough questions. >> thanks. time to show some of the other headlines -- "the new york times" confirms that monsanto is the target of a takeover bid from bayer of germany. a merger would form a corporate giant producing antibiotics, genetically modified crop seeds, and pesticides. the combined company would have annual revenue of more than
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new documents two professional climbers making their way up mt. everest on snapchat. they left tibet today to begin a six-day climb to the top. in an interview you will see only on "cbs this morning." they show us their plans for the summit. dana jacobson is here with how they also survived a dangerous night on the mountain. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. when we last checked in with professional climbers adrian ballenger and cory richards, they had just been hit by a monster storm on the north side of mt. everest. while they were unharmed, it was a stark reminder of how dangerous this mountain is, particularly for two men climbing without the help of extra
>> it's windy! >> reporter: when adrian ballenger and cory richards faced a brutal storm -- >> tent collapsing on itself. >> reporter: winds approaching 50 miles per hour -- >> we dug it out. >> reporter: their body were already completed from climbing to nearly 25,000 feet where the air is thin. >> your body is literally starved of oxygen. everything you do makes you out of breath. >> we've made the decision that with this weather, no break, we've got to go down. >> everest! whoo! >> we were battered the next morning. what you're seeing in the photographs and snaps is pure exhaustion. >> we just got our asses handed to us. >> if i was thinking anything in that moment, it was that i wish i had become like a surf instructor or something as a career instead of a high-altitude mountain climber. >> reporter: ballenger has led over
five continents. as the owner of an expedition company. richards was named one of "national gee grashl's" adventurers of the year in 2012. both are part of evidency bauer's guide and -- of eddie bauer's guide and athletic team. >> it's about finding out if we can achieve beyond the edge. that's what i love about this. >> here we go again. >> so the very next day, we woke back up. the weather was good, we felt okay. we decided to tag as high as we could on the mountain. >> reporter: in order to eventually climb without oxygen to the top of everest at more than 29,000 feet, the two have to adjust to higher altitudes slowly. they do this by climbing the mountain in stages with rests at lower elevations in between to let their bodies recover. >> we're just going climbing. >> reporter: just one day after the storm, they pushed to over 26,000 feet. an elevation known to many climbers by another name --
>> duh, duh, duh. >> exactly. as you go higher, your body can't regenerate. every minute spent above it altitude puts you, without trying to be too dramatic -- put you closer to death. the margin of error drops to zero. if you screw up, you die. >> reporter: at this elevation, may thuft constantly check -- they must constantly check in with a doctor at base camp. >> she's listening to our voices, how we sound. are we slurring words, putting together thoughts coherently? >> reporter: she's also making sure they eat regularly to keep up their strength. >> it is so hard to put food into a stomach. liquid's better. >> reporter: they drink meals instead. >> 4,500 feet, the highest soylent has been eaten. >> reporter: after successfully reaching 26,000 feet, they returned to base camp to rest up before making a final climb to the summit. >> it will give us a quiet day
we need recover and build those super-important red blood cells. >> reporter: they plan to make the final push after most of the other climbers the mountain, who are using extra oxygen, have summitted, giving them a clear path to the top. >> we need without oxygen to never stop moving. if we stop moving, we'll freeze. we need a day without a lot of other people on the route. we think we'll get that in a week's time. >> fingers crossed. >> reporter: ballenger and richards are uploading their data every i do strava, a social media network for athletes and another of their sponsors. it allows anyone who has the app to follow their heart rate and elevation. while they make the final push, it's not just about watching videos, you can check on how their bodies are holding up. >> fascinating to watch. they're so enthusiastic. they're doing something dangerous, no margin for
but they're still cracking jokes. >> if you make one mistake, you die. >> i watched the last snapchat video that went up two hours ago. adrian to his dad said, you know, i want to do this badly, dad, but not badly enough to make a poor mistake. they get it. you have to rely on instincts because you're losing oxygen. >> and less than 200 have done it without oxygen -- >> 700 have ascended to around that number, and fewer than 200 have done it without oxygen. >> get back safely. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. more from adrian and corroh line. see how their crazy mountain hairstyles led to the creation of the new hash tag #hairbyeverest. what do you think, charlie? >> two weeks without a shower. >> looks like a mug shot. >> check out the story this morning. >> a lot of wind. >> that would
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it is thursday, may 19th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there is more real news ahead including dramatic and scary moments for the egyptair flight that vanished. we'll hear how the plane dropped violently. op> first, here's today's "eye " enerat 8:00. >> the ritual of tragedy has played out again in paris and cairo as families wait desper e desperatelory f news. >> something must have happened that made them so busy that they couldn't get to a priority as low as talking on the radio. >> while the details are unclear, egypt and its flag carrier, egyptair, have had a checkered air traffic safety re.
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we have dramatic details on the egyptair flight before it vanished. the greek defense minister says the plane was flying at 37,000 feet when is whether it suddenly drop -- feet when it suddenly dropped. it spun sharply before disappearing from radar. >> the flight crashed in the mediterranean. 66 people were on board the plane at the time. 56 were passengers along with seven crew and three security personnel. an international search is underway for the wreckage. this marine traffic animation shows how boats rushed to the area to take part in the search operation. mark phillips is at the charles de gaulle airport near paris. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's much too early to draw conclusions as to what happened. but we're learning more about the desperate final moments of the plane. the flight had left at about 11:00 last night paris time. was following
cruising at 37,000 feet when it passed over greece. it was still in greek airspace over the eastern mediterranean when the greek defense minister says its radar showed the plane taking several violent turns. turning 90 degrees one way, then turning 360 degrees, a full circle the other direction. all of this while it dropped until it fell off the radar screen. a search and rescue -- search anyway, event has begun as families gather in paris and cairo desperate for news, knowing at this stage that that news is, in fact, tragic. the egyptair flight, in fact, was -- another due to leave this afternoon. passengers are gathering for that in light of this tragedy. >> mark phillips outside paris. thank you very much. in march a man
wear an explosive vest hijacked an egyptair plane. the domestic flight was diverted to cypress. he was arrested. no one was hurt. in october, an apparent bomb brought down a russian passenger plane over the sinai desert after the jet took off from an egyptian resort. all 224 people were killed. at the time, egyptian investigators said there was no evidence of a bomb, but u.s. intelligence officials leaned toward a bomb theory that later proved accurate. former ntsb chair mark rosenker is our transportation and safety expert. good morning. >> good morning. >> the latest details are horrifying. i can't imagine what it was like on board that plane. if it was not an explosion, what could cause a plane to drop like that? >> there are lots of things that could in fact cause a problem like that. too many to list right now. the descriptions that we have to actually look at exactly what the performance of the aircraft was doing. coul h
mechanical failure, could it have been a bomb? all of these things will be revealed when we finally are able to find the aircraft itself, recover the black boxes, the voice data recorder, and the flight data recorder. together, they will reveal pretty much everything we need to know. >> did you have any thoughts when you order that this was an egyptair plane? >> the investigators have to look at the security and safety history of egyptair, maintenance of egyptair, and, frankly, pilot training. all of those things will be very important in this investigation. >> you may have sources that we don't sitting here at the table. any evidence of a distress signal? >> there's a lot of misinformation that has come out already. that's not unusual, charlie, given information early in accidents are rarely what we end up having to put a great deal of credibility to. >> other than finding the plane, what is the fir
investigators need do? >> the most important thing we can find at there time, of course, is any evidence, meaning any of the debris from the aircraft and mostly we're looking for those cockpit voice recorders. accidents are never usually one thing. they're a chain of events that together create a catastrophic ending. >> we had captain sullenberger here in last hour. he was saying when you're at 37,000 feet, it's normally a calm time for the aircraft. what does this say that it happened then? >> sully is absolutely right. only 10% of the fatal sdmax are operating in commercial airspace occur at that time. 60% are in the descent and landing portion of the trip. 22% are in takeoff. this is a very safe position to be in, 37,000 feet at cruise, that's level altitude. >> are you concerned about terrorism? >> certainly that's something
into the mix. nothing will be discarded until we begin to actually bring up evidence and begin the analysis of what we're finding. >> is there anything else that should be done in terms of being able to provide some kind of information when a plane is in trouble? >> actually, there are things that can be done. i happen to be on the board of directors of a company that provides continuous streaming. that's something which, in fact, needs to be done. the airlines need to implement these kinds of things. we would actually is a great deal of information already this had airplane been equipped with the ability to stream its flight data and positioning. >> all right. mark rosenker, important information. thank you very much. coverage of the missing egyptair flight continues all day on our 24-hour streaming network, cbsn. >> i keep thinking about that plane. we go to bed and wake up, and i think of the families waiting for word. >> all of a sudden their life is
when joe biden was just 29, he became one of the youngest ever elected to the senate. and he's remained in federal government in the 44 years that followed. at age 73, biden, the 47th vice president of the united states, looks back on a remarkable areer and life in our emmy-nominated series, "note to self."
your stutder is debilitating -- stutter debilitating, it embarrasses you, and the bullies are vicious. listen to mom when she says bravery floyd every heart, and -- resides in every heart, and yours is clear. listen to dad when he says, joey, when you get knocked down, gets up. get up. if you listen, you'll summon the bravery bravery to overcome the stutter and learn to up to bullies. you'll learn from dad who moved the family to look for work that a job is a lot more than a paycheck. it's about your dignity, respect. how are you? joe biden's my name. that's why you'll follow your heart and serve your community, your state, and your country. and anyone will --nd
will allow you to stand up for civil rights. the people of south africa are being oppressed. and because you listened, you'll live a life fully consistent with what you were taught by mom and dad and your faith. i should say what you mean and mean what you say. leading by the power of example will define you, and one day, you'll find yourself forging a relationship with a jesuit pope who embodies that universal truth. [ applause ] you'll also learn early and later in your life that reality has a way of intruding. >> his wife and 8-year-old daughter were killed in an automobile accident, and his two young sons severely injured. >> for the first time in my life, i understood how someone could consciously decide to commit suicide. >> he was sworn in in the
as a single parent, he decided to be there, to put us to bed, to be there when we woke up from a bad dream. >> one day you'll be on top of the world. >> i'm beau biden, and joe biden is my dad. >> only to be brought down in a flash with a profound loss and grief that leaves a black hole in your heart, questions of faith in your soul, and anger -- anger beyond rage. >> beau biden passed away from brain cancer. his condition had not been publicized. >> a parent never expects a child to redesignees them. never --
you'll hold on with faith and pure grit. you'll be blessed with a love that will anchor you as deeply as your faith. i love you, you're the love of my life and the life of my love. [ applause ] your bond with your children and your grandchildren will be your redemption. because of a family grounded in unconditional love and loyalty and the compassion of friends and strangers, you'll get up, you'll keep going, and you'll give back. you'll realize that countless people have suffered equally or more, with much less support and much less reason to want to get back up. i do. they get up. they keep going. so must you. you'll learn what it means to be an american. there is no
being there for your family and your friends, serving your country, building real relationships even with people with whom you vehemently disagree. >> i appreciate the vice president's willingness to get this done for the country. >> that's america -- made up of ordinary people like you capable of doing extraordinary things. and one day, when you graduate from law school, you'll decide to become a public defender. in the midst of the epic struggle for civil rights. you'll be walking the streets of the east side of wilmington, much of which has been burned to the ground after you're heroes are assassinated. >> dr. martin luther king, the apostle of nonviolence in the civil rights movement, has been shot to death in memphis, tennessee. >> and 40 years later, you'll stand on the tra
wilmington overlooking the east side. wilmington and the nation will no longer be in flames, but awaiting a new ripple of hope. >> been a long time coming, but tonight, change has come to america. [ applause ] >> you'll be leading black men inspired by the dream of a king, coming from philadelphia to pick up, take you on a 12 4-mile trip to washington. to be sworn in as president and vice president of the united states of america. i do solemnly swear -- together you'll prove that change is hard but necessary. progress is never easy but always possible. >> i believe in change because i believe in you! >> and things do get better on a march toward a more perfect union. that's the history of the
it or not, because you listened to mom and dad, you'll help write it. keep the faith, joey. >> oh, man. the sound you hear is the boxes of kleenexes we're pulling out. i don't know anybody who knows joe biden who doesn't say he's a really good man. norah, you know. a good man who's a class act. that's tough. >> such a beautiful series to see the "note to self" and to look back on your life like that. >> well done by jenna gibson and page endu. >> hard to think of that when you're in the middle of such personal things. >> bravery resides in every heart. >> and strength within the family. >> nicely done. taiwan want the world to know one of its prized pandas is alive. ahead, the bizarre reason why the country released a proof-of-life photo of the popular bear. we'll be right back.
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don't we need a nice moment? yeah, we do. good morning, state college, pennsylvania. we're enjoying shots from your instagram followers. here's a photo if ipswich, massachusetts. the sky was painted in pink and purple. and let's go across the pond on over to norway. you posted a photo -- it's a misty morning there. that true. misty morning there. post photos with the hash tag #sunrisethis theirmorni #sunrisethismorning. i like pinks and blues and lavender and yellow. mist is nice, too. >> isn't it nice to hear when gayle thinks of all the photos. >> did i say it out loud? it was very beautiful. please don't write me. >> we're live on the show. >> okay. i'm ng
morning" -- i love misty mornings. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, the argument between bernie sanders and top democrats telling him control to control his rowdy supporters. we'll talk about it with a key hillary clinton supporter, claire mccaskill, she's standing by. and how clinton can deal with donald trump's attacks against president bill clinton. sorry -- sorry. if you're running low on post-it notes, check the nearest window. inside a battle for bragging rights that's become an internet sensati sensation. now it's time to show the headlines. bloomberg says china's government floods social media with fake posts. a harvard-led study looked at the propaganda workers known as the fifty cent party. they post comments on social media. researchers say the government fabricates about 488 million comments a year. the post aimed to distract the bl
the subject. and "the billings gazette" reports that an amateur fossil collector's find led to the discovery of a dinosaur species. the skeleton was unearthed in montana and nicknamed judith. the man who found it said he was lookinger for dinosaurs but didn't expect to find any. the species is related to the well-known triceratops. correct -- >> correct. but. good job. >> did we mention it's well known? judith was an approximately four-ton plant eater that roamed the worth 76 years ago. >> i want to see what's in there -- >> i wasn't sure how to pronounce it -- >> and the other sign -- >> you're right. bernie sanders says any suggestion his campaign supports violence is ridiculous. some hillary clinton backers are blasting sanders after his supporters disrupted a democratic convention in nevada. >>
sort, but i resent very much for any democratic leader to suggest in any way that the sanders campaign and millions of our supporters push violence. that is a lie. that is an outrage. and i hope that that statement will not be made again. >> senator claire mccaskill was an early supporter of the clinton campaign and has criticized bernie sanders in the past for attacking hillary clinton. good morning. >> good morning. >> does senator sanders have a point that he has unfairly accused of promoting -- has been unfairly accused of promoting violence? >> i kind of agree with bern oh this. i think nevada was an aberration. i think that the millions of bernie sanders supporters are not people who want to resort to harassment and threats and throwing chairs. i do believe this was an outlier because i think the millions of people who support himre
passionate and inspired by the message bernie is delivering. that doesn't, however, change the facts or, unfortunately, for the bernie campaign, the math. the math is pretty unforgiving at this point. i'll be glad when we can finally unite behind the issues that i know he cares so deeply it. >> yeah, we've heard you say that you think the party will be united by the july convention. do you know something that the public doesn't know? is there something going on behind the scenes? right now, it looks a little dicey. >> well, i think the thing to remember is that bernie began this because he cared deeply about the issues. i think bernie would be the firefighter tell you, it's not about bern -- first to tell you, it's not about bernie. it's about changing things in this country for struggling folks. and because of that, i have to know that when the math is final, bernie has to look at a potential president trump and go uh-oh, we've got to get busy and make sure that we never let donald trump, the reality tv
and is an anathema to the things we believe in, we can never let him set foot in the oval office. i'm confident bernie will be there when the time comes. >> your colleague, senator dianne feinstein, is talking about 1968. i mean, comparing that the democrat could have a similar convention. is that similar high bushil lbu -- high bushily? >> i think bernie sanders is resenting that he has to stop because the math is so difficult for him. i think he wants to finish the process. i respect that. and i think all of us respect that. so i really think we need to let everyone vote, then count the pledge delegates, and lead off in states he didn't win. i not the only thing i would campaign about in the campaign is saying the process is rigged and somehow closed to voters. where bernie sanders has done well is caucuses, and they are ed
you can't absentee vote. you can't mail in your ballot. it is a very closed process. that's the majority of the states he's won is the most closed process of all. >> bottom line, hillary clinton cannot win a general election without the supporters of bernie sanders. >> no question. we need bernie and his supporters. most importantly, we need to unite behind these issues. it's the supreme court. it's whether or not we're going to have religious toast get into the country. it's whether or not we'll have a guy that can't decide between noon and 3:00 what he believes in with the nuclear codes. that's what this is about in november. the sooner we can hyperfocus on that, the better off we'll be. >> shouldn't the parties be taking a more friendly stance to senator sanders rather than criticizing him? >> i think people got very upset about what happened in nevada. when barbara boxer, an icon in the progressive movement, is
off the stage and feels threatened and harassed, i think it got a lot of people upset. passions are high. everyone is tired, it's been an emotional campaign. we've had 13 million votes cast for hillary clinton and ten million for bernie sanders. it's time the 23 million come together and convince the rest of the country to follow suit. >> senator, always good to see you. thank you for joining us. >> thanks, guys. post-it notes are finding new purposes this morning in an ongoing war between ad agencies. employees are turning the office stationery into artwork in the windows. the competing designs have spawned the hash tags postitwars and canalnotes. we have more from anna werner and how this began. >> reporter: gorge, as you look through this window, you're seeing one of the salvos fired in this post-if t
a battle -- post-it war. a battle over creativity, and these are the weapons. >> our spider-man was up before the other spider-man. >> reporter: high above the streets of old new york city, a war is being waged. the ammunition -- inventive. the strategy, calculating. and the effort, exhausting. are you eating and sleeping or just -- >> barely. this has gotten big. >> reporter: christina is the editorial manager for the advertising agency biolumina. one of the firms entrenched in the post-it note war of attrition. >> a lot of work goes into what details we need to figure out. and what colors we have on hand. then we execute. >> reporter: you're serious about this. >> we are pretty serious about it, yes. >> reporter: the first shot was fired last week. a simple "hi" constructed out of the classic three inch by three-inch stationery supply and snowballing into a competitive
expression. admit it, you're out to win. >> yes, i am out to win. i'll admit. yes. >> reporter: just the street, alana and lecia are part of a team trying to stick it to their rivals. what it was about your creative vision that led you to batman? >> i wanted to win. batman is large. it takes six windows on my floor. >> there's no sign -- we have communicated with the other building. >> reporter: you're communicating with the enemy? >> we are. it's a friendly competition, i think. i hope. >> reporter: post-it notemaker 3m is staying neutral, sending supply kits to a number of firms on both sides. are you concerned about draining the creative energies that you need to generate great advertising? >> actually, the opposite. i think it's inspired us to be more creative in our day-to-day work. i thinit
>> reporter: it's also helping foster friendship in the workplace. among people who would have likely never crossed paths. >> it did bring a lot of us together. we would go from floor to floor. everyone would go, what are you do, what are you doing? you start to help each other. >> reporter: of course, since we were coming this morning, they were kind enough to make us a cbs eye in classic yellow post-it notes, of course. how appropriate. all of this cannot go on forever. the owner says the war must end by may 31st because they don't want post-its on their window for the next year. >> debbie downer. so much fun. hard to pick a team until they put up the cbs. then i go, i like that team. hard to pick. they're both very good. fun. >> great. >> great stair. thank you. more seniors may be finding help for pain relief from pot. oh, no. coming up next, we're going take you inside a dispensary where
>> it's been almost three years. bring it on. >> charlie knew the words. meryl streep and steve martin's character, what does that mean? getting high on the comedy, "it's complicated." in real life, seniors are becoming less secretive and more serious about their cannabis consumption. the 55 and older crowd -- that's not old -- is the fastest growing demographic of pot users in the country. between 2013 and 2014, the number increased from 2.8 political to 4.3 million. barry petersen locks at how the new -- looks at how the newest customer might also be a grandparent. this is not what i expected. >> reporter: these seniors are learning how to fill their prescriptions -- >> for pain. >> okay. >> reporter: at a pot shop. >> that's got triangle -- >> reporter: in california where medical marijuana
they want to know the highs and lows of marijuana use. for the aches and pains of growing old. >> you have to learn how to use it. >> reporter: 80-year-old eva aguilera uses it to help with mobility. >> every medication has a risk. i've made my choice. >> reporter: seniors account for only 14% of the nation's population. they use more than 30% of all prescription drugs, include something highly addictive painkillers. pot is fast becoming a pill alternative. marijuana use is up 53% with the 55 and over crowd. harborside in oakland is one of california's largest medical dispensaries. >> the first stop that we're going to make is here. >> reporter: owner steve deangelo wants more seniors to make the switch. >> there's an ironic, almost tragic phenomenon which is that
groups who could most benefit from using cannabis are the single which remains most opposed to reforming cannabis laws. >> reporter: that opposition started when seniors were just juniors. >> if you want a good smoke, try one of these. >> reporter: kids growing up with movies like "reefer madness." >> marijuana, the burning weed with its roots in hell. >> reporter: and government anti-drug campaigns. >> just say no today. >> reporter: it's still illegal under federal law, but now almost half of americans live in a state where medical or recreational pot is legal. >> over age 50 is the biggest group starting to use marijuana. >> reporter: starting, really? >> starting to use marijuana. >> reporter: leland rucker is in colorado where two years ago pot went on sale for recreational use. rucker has been using it since the '70s. >> it's been a really positive thing in my life
it's the best way. being stoned is a good way to work. >> reporter: fun, but research is showing it can be helpful. >> i think we're turning a corner on. that. >> reporter: dr. igor grant has rare federal funding to study the potential benefits of pot. >> it's certainly true that cannabis and thc have a much better safety profile than the opioid drugs and are less physiologically addicting. they're safer. that doesn't mean they're completely safe. fog? completely -- >> reporter: marijuana is safe. >> marijuana is safer, but nothing is completely safe. there's no panacea here. >> reporter: minds like the times are changing. this year, marijuana use is expected to appear on the ballot in at least a dozen states. >> we'll see our grandmothers and grandfathers and great grandmothers and great grandmothers benefitting from the substance and advocating that use. who wants to fight with their grandmother and
grandfather? >> reporter: certainly not anyone we know. >> good being old. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," barry petersen, oakland, california. >> somebody in the studio, who shall remain nameless, tony mirante, said where there's dope, there's hope. he's a grandfather, so i don't know what he's saying about his life. >> my gosh, okay. >> there will be an investigation later. >> yes. >> h. r. tomorrow, a transportation revolution. >> reporter: i'm ben tracy in los angeles where you can now take a train from downtown l.a. to the beach. it's something that hasn't happened for more than 60 years. tomorrow on "cbs this morning," we'll show you the boom in public transportation getting attention nationwide. fety." "i wasn't going to invite people over and when i saw what their homes looked like." "i didn't know where i was gonna go, what i was gonna do." "we're in darkness, but there is always a little bit of light,
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today we preview the preakness in baltimore with a look at the race. >> meaghan mooney goes up in a hot air balloon at turf valley. >> it's thursday, may 19th. this is at"gre day washington." >> good morning, my friends, i am chris leary. >> i'm markette sheppard. we are the hosts of "great day washington." it's
almost friday. >> we have a good show. >> we do. we have great food in the kitchen. i love mediterranean food. it's flavorful. that's where the spices come from. isn't that why columbus was trying to get to the new world, he thought he could get faster to the spices. >> i never asked him. is that why he came. >> he thought he could go straight to the middle east in asia by going straight inner stead of down and around. >> bumped into us. >> all of this because he wanted flavorful food. check me on my history. >> i will check you in the kitchen. you will be cooking. >> i will do that segment. the preakness is saturday. it will rain all day. we will talk about the history of it. maybe we will get hot tips. some horses do better in mud than others. >> it has been going on for 141 years. we will learn
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