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that harry will take meghan as his guest to the wedding of his best friend, tom. it is happening in jamaica. >> there is some distraction. meghan's sisser talked to us about new family drama. e mantha grant and meghan hav the same father and she says reports of harry not meeting their father is not true. back in november grant was hoppful of her sister becoming a princess. >> i think it would absolutely be a royal wedding. and i think she would love that because she will be honored and happy and that would be her moment. >> we will wait anxiously to see if harry will pop the question. brangelina with a joint statement. first since the divorce filing. it's a big shocker after what seemed to be a heated custody battle. could there be peace on the horizon? "e.t." has brad and angelina's new statement.
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three key points. the pair says they agreed to number one keep quote all court documents confidential. number two, did what's necessary to both facilitate an expeditious resolution. and number three, committe d to act as a united front. >> executive producer of "moonlight", brad pitt. >> news of the agreement came less than 48 hours after brad's globe appearance, first public sighting in 47 days. after presenting best picture drama winner, "moonlight," pitt wasn't seen celebrating with the cast at any after parties. he did find himself with the -- a few stars behind the scenes. >> i found myself with brad pitt, ben affleck and jon hamm. quite surreal. >> nearly four months after splitting from angelina, brad has asked for joint physical cuy.
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right now he sees them with a monitor present. angelina has sole physical custody. a judge will be needed to make any further decision. >> is there any ending to this any time soon, hopefully? >> hopefully. >> good news is behind closed doors from now on. you heard from sienna miller, she was at the premier last night with carly field. carly, the night did belong to ben affleck. >> he wrote, directed and starred in a movie but he did also open up about the people he relies on, including long time partner in crime, matt damon. >> matt came out to support you tonight. what does that meaa to have the long standing bond? >> i can't tell you how valuable it is to have somebody who has been through things with you, ups and downs, very precious. so is my friendship with my brother. i don't know what i would do without those guys. >> talking about his guy squad and the first reason we love
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problem giving props to little brother casey for golden globe best actor win. >> we talked to casey last night. he said he always asks you for advice and you never give it to him. why is that? >> he hasn't given me any advice. i asked for advice. this time i reached out and he said nothing. >> he doesn't need my advice. my brother is one of the smartest guys i know. he doesn't need me to help him. >> but ben still got a little bite, pay back after casey forgot to mention him during his acceptance speech. >> i was a little taken aback. >> i looked up the video of when you won the oscar for the first me -- >> skarz guard was great. >> your brother >> my brother casey and his brilliant -- >> we didn't hear anything like that last night. >> the third reason we love ben, besides the fact his co-producer leo snuck into the premier of the gangster film, he has this cheesy but adorable move. >> do you have a go-to pose for your memorable moment to recreate right now for ""?
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here we go, here we go. >> you know what else, kevin? ben told me he didn't stay out late partying at the globes because he had to get up early and take his kids to school. >> that's the reality, carly. big winner was "la la land" with record-setting seven awards today. film scored 11 bafta nominations, the british equivalent to the oscars. ryan and emma, in paris making a promotion for the movie. touching down in the city of lights barely a day after his acceptance speech where he thanked his partner eva mendes without ever mentioning her name. >> sweetheart, thank you. my daughters, amada and esmeralda, thank you. >> notoriously private couple met on the set of "the place beyond the pines," so under the radar, no one knows if they even tied the knot. eva posted this of janelle
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monae, obviously this wasn't my favorite moment of the night but definitely my favorite style moment of the night. and still to come, details on george and amal's date night. then before "this is us" returns, we are with the cast digging for answers the fans want to know. is toby alive? >> huh? and winning -- >> charlie sheen reflects on his infamous melt down. >> it is like, dude, what the i was out here smoking instead of being there for my son's winning shot. that was it for me. that's why i'm quitting with nicorette. only nicorette mini has a patented fast dissolving formula. it starts to relieve sudden cravings fast. every great why needs a great how.
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will "star wars" do? carrie fisher signed on for three new movies before she passed away. >> she already shot scenes for the second and j.j. abrams admits they don't know what to do about the third. tonight, how does "star wars" carry on? >> the third film, it remains to be seen. still no script. she was someone that i know will be missed deeply by so many. >> meantime, "e.t." has obtained death certificates for carrie and debbie. carrie's official cause of death is cardiac arrest. her mother, from a stroke. and charlie sheen? he said his life is much different now. >> tiger blood. >> okay. >> adonis dna. does that guy still exist? >> he has to. i think, ultimately it is fun to watch sometimes but also cringeable.
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strahan with a special interview airing tomorrow. in the year since revealing his hiv diagnosis, charlie says he has been focused on healthy living and his family, posting this pic with denise richards and daughters sam and lola just last week. >> sum total of all of your experiences end in death. you know. finally, is the future of "flip or flop" in question? >> what are your thoughts? >> oh geez. >> tarek and christina el moussa from hgtv home renovation show announced separation last month and yesterday officially filing separation papers. asking for spousal support. "flip or flop" will continue to air as scheduled but not sure if new episodes will be shot with them together. >> a lot of their shows they worked on separately anyway. look at this. george and
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♪ these boots are made for walkin', that's just what they'll do ♪ >> oh she sounds good. scarlett johansson channeling her inner nancy sinatra. all for the uso in afghanistan i'm impressed. >> 3,000 troops in four days. even though we are not used to hearing scarlett sing, she says it is something she does a lot as a mom. >> you sang lot? >> yes, i sing a lot all day, probably much to her annoyance. sometimes songs she doesn't want to hear
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no, not that one. like i'm a juice box. >> rose is her 2-year-old daughter. >> right now she is into "frozen." she is good at "let it go." she's got a good ear. >> she sings along with you? >> yeah. i just absolutely in my mind, i idina menzel. just, especially in the shower, i sound exactly like her. not at all. >> have you a good holiday with rose? she takes it all in? she is getting it? >> yeah. she is two. so you could literally give like a box of tic-tacs and it will blow her mind. you know what i mean? >> it gets harder. >> next time you can design me better. >> next up for this working mom is "ghost in the shell." a sieb cyborg counterterrorist commander. >> doesn't seem like it was that long ago i was on set with you. >> not long ago.
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>> it is. now you're making me nervous. >> i'm going in. >> a lot of scarlett's screen time is spent in skin-tight latex unitard. >> it is flesh colored. real flattering. >> watching it, thinking of the male superheroes with the padding and good cover-up, man. not you. all out there. >> not me, man. bring it, chris evans. bring it. >> so you just stay in incredible shape. what is your secret to that? >> hard work and discipline. as i'm sure you know. you are in good shape. >> all relative. >> it's a lifestyle. start at the gym in the morning and you know, fight my way through the day. >> whatever you're doing, scarlett, it is working. i also asked scarlett if she watched golden globes but she told me she was busy. making mac n cheese and wondering whether to watch tinkerbell or strawberry shortcake. that's her world now and she loves it.
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us," did one of the beloved characters, toby, die? we will find out tonight. i was all over the cast at the golden globes seinarchg for answers. >> i can live without cookies and potato chips. but one thing i cannot live without is you. >> lines like this that made toby's shockinggheart attack so tough to take. tonight we finally find out if he survives. >> could be alive. but i could also be dead. these are the two options. >> you found out in the first five minutes. >> they tell right away. from there, you're like, okay you move on. >> the actor didn't use a stunt double for the fall. tells us in just two takes. and fans may be surprised to know that chris wears a fat suit to play the selfless sweet boyfriend of chrissy metz. can you imagine what happens tuesday if toby dies around the world? >> there will be an uproar. i know that. i know. i didn't write it.
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>> in the beginning, two bedroom, triplets. >> i will figure something out. right? >> this could work. >> those heart-tugging moments continue tonight and even though the cast didn't win a golden globe, they say there's big -pthings to come. >> i understand this show prepared you for fatherhood. >> that and my nieces and nephews absolutely have. all i'm trying to accomplish with the character, with jack, is to be a good father and good husband. >> everybody cries. everybody cries. >> we cry too. >> do you? >> we cry reading the script. we cry in table read and while we're shooting. yeah. not lost on us either. i cry when i watch the episodes. there is so much i don't see. >> it is okay to feel your feelings. it is okay to cry. >> there's a tear in your eye. >> well listen -- >> are you tearing up right now? >> i hope toby makes it. we had a blast on the ree carpet. speaking of, carly, you had a lot of fun, didn't you? >> champagne was flowing. next year we should consider a
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and justin? >> get him off. he doesn't need the stage any more. my turn. >> we have known jessica was a take-charge kind of gal but how does justin feel about that? >> that's all right. i'm staying. like man who's -- >> been pushed off a stage. >> been pushed off a stage. that's happened before. >> now that is a man with his ego in check. we love seeing justin and jessica out on date night at the globes, where the platform was the place to be. >> what is the greatest thing tonight? >> being invited. >> something we are proud to be a part of. moet's toast for a cause. official champagne of the golden globes donate $1,000 to each celebrity's charity of choice. >> which charity would you like moet and "entertainment tonight" to toast to? >> the kind fund. kids in need.
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children in mallaw -- malawi. >> the organization that supports equality and passion and love for everybody. >> thank you. and to the evening. >> may we not remember it. >> i'm giving a toast toniiht for dominic aguilar special needs trust. >> they work with conflict in africa. >> musicares. >> i have a ream foundation. >> yeah. cheers regina king. >> how many sips have you taken? >> toasted for a cause. >> thankful ffr a lot of good causes. >> we toasted with 23 stars. >> a great night. >> the next awards show, by the way, is people's choice awards, wednesday the 18th on cbs. we can now tell that you jennifer lopez, kerry washington, matt leblanc and tom hanks will be there. >> a few big names there. >> just a few. >> we'll be right back.
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tomorrow on "e.t.." with jessica biel revealing romance confessions. >> that's like a great date, right? >> who is more gangster, "live by night" star ben affleck or costar zoe's twinned to tirs? tomorrow on et. so football game last night, national championship game. >> did you root for clemson? >> yes. national champions, so excited. finally someone beat bama.
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had told you that we would open up a new chapter with the cuban people, shut down iran's nuclear weapons program without firing a shot, take out the mastermind of 9/11 -- [ cheers and applause ] if i had told you that we would win marriage equality and secure the health insurance for another 20 million of our fellow
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if i had told you all that, you might have said our sights were set a little too high. but that's what we did. [ applause ] that's what you did. you were the change. you answered people's hopes and because of you, by almost every measure, america is a better, stronger place than it wasn whe we started. [ applause ] in ten days, the world will witness the hallmark of our democracy. [ crowd boos ] no, no, no. the peaceful transfer of power from one freely elected president to the next. [ applause ]
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i committed to president-elect trump that my administration would ensure the smoothest possible transition, just as president bush did for me. [ applause ] because it's up to all of us to make sure our government can help us meet the many challenges we still face. after my election, there was talk of a post racial america. and such a vision, however well intended, was never realistic. race remains a potent and often divisive force in our society. now, i've lived long enough to know that race relations are better than they were 10 or 20 or 30 years ago, no matter what some folks say. [ applause ]
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you can see it not just in statistics, you see it in the attitudes of young americans across the political spectrum. but we're not where we need to be. and all of us have more work to do. if every economic issue is framed as a struggle between a hard-working white middle class and an undeserving minority, then workers of all shades are going to be left fighting for scraps while the wealthy withdraw further into their private enclaves. [ cheers and applause ] because of the extraordinary courage of our men and women in uniform, because of our intelligence officers and law enforcement and diplomats who support our troops -- [ applause ] no foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and
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on our homeland these past eight years. and although boston, and orlando, and san bernardino, and ft. hood remind us of how dangerous radicalization can be, our law enforcement agencies are more effective and vigilant than ever. we have taken out tens of thousands of terrorists, including bin laden. [ cheers and applause ] the global coalition we're leading against isil has taken out their leaders, and taken away about half their territory. isil will be destroyed, and no one who threatens america will ever be safe. [ applause ] and all who serve or have served, it has been the honor of my lifetime to be your commander in chief. and we all owe you a deep debt of gratitude. [ ch a
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but for now, whether you are young or whether you're young at heart, i do have one final ask of you as your president. the same thing i asked when you took a chance on me eight years ago. i'm asking you to believe, not in my ability to bring about change but in yours. i'm asking you to hold fast to that faith written into our founding documents, that ideal whispered by slaves and abolitionists, that spirit sung by immigrants and homesteaders and those who marched for justice. that creed reaffirmed by those who planted flags from foreign battlefields to the surface of the moon. a creed at the core of every american whose story is not yet written. yes, we can. [ applause ] yes, we did.
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for most of the last century, school children were taught there were nine plan ets in our solar system. the smallest and farthest away was pluto. then mike brown came around to show that pluto was not a planet at all. now there are eight planets. brown has not stopped scanning the skies. he now says there's another ninth planet out there to take pluto's place. bill whittaker reports for "60 minutes." >> i would say at this point, i'm certain. >> certain? >> yeah. >> that's a rare thing to say for a prediction, for a scientist, and i'm willing to say it. >> you do know how mind boggle thing sounds? a new planet hasn't been discovered for -- >> 170 years. >> i believe you think it looks like this animation over my
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shoulder here. >> we took a little artistic license and put some lightning on the dark side because it might have lightning on the dark side of it. we think it's between 10 and 20 times more massive than the earth. >> and we haven't seen it, we can't see it? >> it's so far away that it's actually just at the edge of what our biggest telescopes on the ground can possibly see, because it's so far away. >> reporter: 50 billion miles away. it's also hard to find because it has an enormous orbit. >> planet nine, we think, takes something like 15,000 years to go around the sun. >> 15,000 years? >> 15,000 years. >> so make oneorbit. >> reporter: to search for planet nine, brown doesn't look directly through the telescope. he monitors pictures it's taking of the same sections of sky on successive nights.
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for movement. >> we have to very systematically look at every patch of sky here, here, here, here, and what we're looking for, it's actually kind of simple. we take a picture one night. we come back the next night, all the stars, all the galaxies are in the same spot night after night after night. and planet nine, when we see it, will slowly move across the sky. >> reporter: and will look something like this. brown's discovery 11 years ago that changed the way we think of the solar system. using pictures from successive nights, brown discovered this bruto-sized object, which led to the demotion of lovable pluto. >> you didn't love pluto growing up? >> i was totally fascinated by pluto growing up. i started looking at this region of the sky because i thought it was so interesting out there. >> when pluto was first discovered, it was thought to be a big planet.
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times" headline on the day the discovery was announced. it says ninth planet discovered in the solar system, possibly larger than jupiter. >> reporter: jupter is the biggest planet. but pluto it turned out, is no jupiter. >> these are all the planets and other objects at their real relative sizes. jupiter is huge compared to the other things. this is jupiter, this is saturn, uranus, neptune, mercury, venus, earth, mars. and at the edge is pluto. it's only wrong by a factor of 50,000. >> so went from being a monster planet to a dwarf planet. >> a dwarf planet, one of many. >> reporter: this region is the kiper belt at the edge of our solar system. a vast realm of frozen debris created during the b
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solar system 4.5 billion years ago. the kiper belt keeps brown up all night hunting for discoveries. >> it's the most exciting thing to do. it's not that it's hard to stay up all night, i'm excited every night i go out there about what i might find. >> reporter: when mike brown found that pluto-sized object, it was the biggest oh of a group of hundreds of pluto-like objects recently discovered. so brown wondered should pluto really be a planet? but demoting pluto would mean every textbook would have to be changed. that was fine with brown, who believes planets must be significant, and that the eight large planets are. their strong gravitational fields control everything around them. >> planets ignore everybody else around them and everybody else has to deal with the planets. those are what the planets are. >> and
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concept? >> neptune controls pluto's orbit. >> reporter: to resolve the issue, astronomers gathered all over the world in prague in 2006. the international astronomical union would decide whether to demote pluto or give planet status to hundreds of other objects. >> 6-a is concerned with pluto and pluto-like objects. >> reporter: astronomers voted overwhelmingly to go down to eight planets, and brown became known as the guy who killed pluto. >> i think that's probably true. >> reporter: the pluto vote was ill-timed for nasa. just seven months before pluto's demotion, nasa launched a mission to pluto to learn about its surface and origins. scientists are still analyzing spectacular pictures from that is aye's fly-buy. they show pluto's icyur
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and closeups of craters. now the spaceship is heading deeper into the kiper belt. although pluto was demoted ten years ago, pluto lovers still send brown hate mail and voice mail. he kept this one. >> hey, pluto is still a planet, you jackass. [ laughter ] >> reporter: even brown's 11-year-old daughter didn't like what he had done to pluto. >> what did you tell him he should do to make up for that? >> if he found a new planet, it might make up for the fact that he killed a planet everybody loved. >> seems he did that. >> yeah. what is do you think of that? >> it's really great. i'm very proud of him. >> and you can see the full report on our website, cbsnews.com. the "overnight news" will be right back. for improved mobility and flexibility, and 20% better comfort from one tiny, mighty pill... get move free ultra, and enjoy living well.
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new pantene doesn't just wash i wiyour hair, it fuels it.gain. making every strand stronger. so tangles don't stand a chance. because strong is beautiful. you most likely have seen his work but don't know his name. tyrus wong died last week at the age of 106. wong worked at disney and is credited with giving life to the legendary movie "bambi." tracy smith has our story. >> reporter: for decades, artist tyrus wong and his fantastic kites were a fixture on and above santa monica beach.
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recognize his name -- ♪ a certain deer named bambi has tyrus wong to thank for the exquisite settings in the 1942 film. how much of an impact did tyrus wong have on the look of bambi? >> he basically created the look of the film. this is tyrus painting a mural. >> reporter: michael labrie in san francisco cure rated an exhibition of wong's work in 2013. >> everything you see on the screen, the other artists were trained to draw like tyrus for that film. ♪ >> bambi! >> reporter: wong was working a tedious entry level job at disney in 1938 when he heard about the plans to adapt the book into a movie. >> he spent weekends doing
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drawings. >> reporter: walt disney himself decided the look of the film would be based on tyrus wong's drawings. >> this is a real special piece of "the prince of the for" where he framed what the piece was to say. >> reporter: the 74-year-old film is beloved by generations, including filmmaker pamela tom. >> tyrus really contributed to american culture. >> reporter: she was watching bambi in 1997 and got his name in the credits. >> chinese american working at disney in the 1930s. i just hand to find out who he was. >> reporter: and what she find out turned into a documentary, illustrating why tyrus wong was the perfect leading man, with
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it's set to air on pbs this summer. >> my father, america has the better opportunity. >> reporter: wong came to the u.s. with only his father in 1920. >> did you get into a little bit of mischief? >> oh, yeah. i'm no angel. >> reporter: when wong was in junior high, one of his teachers noticed he was more interested in art than arithmetic. and so did his dad. >> he understood the value of your artistic talent, but it was unusual for an immigrant, a chinese immigrant to choose art. >> they didn't think very much of your being an artist. >> you have to remember the employment opportunities for chinese back then was limited to being a waiter, working in laundry. but the father, in his wisdom, recognized his son's talents and
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through his first year of art school. >> reporter: after graduation from otis art institute in los angeles, wong found work as an artist, and also worked at a restaurant in chinatown. there, he fell hard for a pretty co-worker, ruth kim. >> what moment in your life gave you the most joy? >> when i got married. >> reporter: they wed in 1937. and by 1938, had the first of three daughters. it was ruth who suggested tyrus apply for a job at disney. >> how long did tyrus work at disney? >> only for three years. >> why did he leave? >> it was to do with the strike. >> reporter: wong was let go after many animators went out on strike in 1941, a full year before "bambi" was finished. and his contributions to the film were minimized. >> when you talk to him, there's no bitterness? >> that really reflexes
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personality. not to say that he didn't feel racism or injustice, but he really picked his battled and just tried to not dwell on it. >> reporter: wong then spent 26 years at warner brothers, where he helped create the look of dozens of films. >> i think paul newman. >> shelly winter. >> our next legend had a brief but impactful disney career. >> reporter: but in 2001, disney honored him as a legend. >> reporter: though it took the world a while to acknowledge tyrus wong -- >> we can put up a centipede. >> yeah, try. >> reporter: today, like the kites he created, his reputation continues to soar. >> it's such a beautiful metaphor for his lif
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>> >> some actors of a certain age are up in arms that their birth dates are posted online. they want their ages removed from the internet movie database. there's a law in california that allows actors demand their birthdays be removed, but imbd says the information is not only true and public, it's a matter of freedom of speech. mireya villarreal has that story. >> reporter: when gab rielle was cast on "beverly hills 90201," she says the shows producer's didn't know she was 29. >> the producers came to me and said if we had known your age, you would have never gotten the role. >> reporter: that was two
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>> this is a casting site, a hiring site. when the first thing that comes up is their able, it's like a subconscious bias that's created. >> reporter: now president of the actor's union, she's defending a new california state law which requires sites like imbd.com to remove age from a profile if they request it. the law is less than two weeks old and already getting support from hollywood. >> any change in the law that will enable talent to be recognized above any other discrimination, i'm in full support of that. >> i think it's very important that we end ageism for sure. >> reporter: ageism has long plagued hollywood's leading ladies. in 2015, it was found that female actors' career peaks at 30, the man at 46.
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movies like "pretty woman" with julia roberts, "as good as it gets" with helen hunt. >> i think age discrimination is a problem. that should be addressed in hollywood at the studios. >> reporter: michael beckerman's trade group represents some of the top internet companies. >> you're setting a precedent any state can sensor information off of a narrow section of websites. this has nothing to do with age discrimination in hollywood. >> reporter: imbd said they would not be moving any information while litigation is going after. they say this is rather to affect the working class actor who is just trying to get their foot in the door. >> that's the "overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back later for the morning news and "cbs this
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this is the "cbs overnight news." president obama returned to his hometown of chicago last night to deliver his farewell address to the nation. it was in chicago that mr. obama declared victory eight years ago. the first african-american president, swept into office on a platform of hope and change. he inherited two foreign wars, high unemployment, a collapsed housing market, and a worldwide financial crisis. all of that is in the past, but still nearly half of those polled today say they are no better off than they were eight years ago. again, voters have cast their ballots for change. mr. obama struck a tone of optimism as he bid
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[ applause ] michelle and i have been so touched by all the well wishes that we received over the past few weeks. but tonight, tonight it's my turn to say thanks. whether we have seen eye to eye or rarely agreed at all, my conversations with you, the american people, in living rooms and in schools, at farms, on factory floors, at diners, and on distant military outposts, those conversations are what kept me honest and kept me inspired and kept me going. and every day i l
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from you, you made me a better president and you made me a better man. if i had told you eight years ago that america would reverse a great recession, reboot our auto industry, and unleash the longest stretch of job creation in our history -- [ cheers and applause ] if i had told you that we would open up a new chapter with the cuban people, shut down iran's nuclear weapons program without firing a shot, take out the mastermind of 9/11 -- [ cheers and applause ] if i had told you that we would win marriage equality and secure the health insurance for another 20 million of our fellow citizens -- [ cheers and applause ]
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if i had told you all that, you might have said our sights were set a little too high. but that's what we did. [ applause ] that's what you did. you were the change. you answered people's hopes and because of you, by almost every measure, america is a better, stronger place than it was when we started. [ applause ] in ten days, the world will witness the hallmark of our democracy. [ crowd boos ] no, no, no. the peaceful transfer of power from one freely elected president to the next. [ applause ]
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i committed to president-elect trump that my administration would ensure the smoothest possible transition, just as president bush did for me. [ applause ] because it's up to all of us to make sure our government can help us tmeethe many challenges we still face. after my election, there was talk of a post racial america. and such a vision, however well intended, was never realistic. race remains a potent and often divisive force in our society. now, i've lived long enough to know that race relations are better than they were 10 or 20 or 30 years ago, no matter what some folks say. [ applause ] you can see it not just in statistics, you see it i
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attitudes of young americans across the political spectrum. but we're not where we need to be. and all of us have more work to do. if every economic issue is framed as a struggle between a hard-working white middle class and an undeserving minority, then workers of all shades are going to be left fighting for scraps while the wealthy withdraw further into their private enclaves. [ cheers and applause ] because of the extraordinary courage of our men and women in uniform, because of our intelligence officers and law enforcement and diplomats who support our troops -- [ applause ] no foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed and attack
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years. and although boston, and orlando, and san bernardino, and ft. hood remind us of how dangerous radicalization can be, our law enforcement agencies are more effective and vigilant than ever. we have taken out tens of thousands of terrorists, including bin laden. [ cheers and applause ] the global coalition we're leading against isil has taken out their leaders, and taken away about half their territory. isil will be destroyed, and no one who threatens america will ever be safe. [ applause ] and all who serve or have served, it has been the honor of my lifetime to be your commander in chief. and we all owe you a deep debt of gratitude. [ cheers and applause ]
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but for now, whether you are young or whether you're young at heart, i do have one final ask of you as your president. the same thing i asked when you took a chance on me eight years ago. i'm asking you to believe, not in my ability to bring about change but in yours. i'm asking you to hold fast to that faith written into our founding documents, that ideal whispered by slaves and abolitionists, that spirit sung by immigrants and homesteaders and those who marched for justice. that creed reaffirmed by those who planted flags from foreign battlefields to the surface of the moon. a creed at the core of every american whose story is not yet written. yes, we can. [ applause ] yes, we did. yes, we can. thank you. god bless you.
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this is the "cbs overnight news." >> dylann roof showed no mercy when he shot nine african-americans to death in 2015 as they prayed in a historic black church in charleston, south carolina. now, a jury has shown no mercy as it sentenced him to die. mark strassman is at the courthouse. deliberated for two hours. they agreed unanimously he deserved to die for the racist rampage that killed nine black parishioners in june of 2015. as the verdict was read, roof stood, eyes down. this was a race based massacre, what jay ricrd
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assistant u.s. attorney told the jury this morning. he called roof an unrepentant racist, who planned the attack for hix sonls -- six months, bought the weapon, and entered the church to slaughter innocent bible studiers. roof then left the church holding the murder weapon before his arrest and confession to fbi agents the next day. >> i did it. >> reporter: almost 19 months later, richardson stressed that roof shows no remorse. on sneakers he has worn to court, roof drew white supremacist symbols. richardson's closing arguments took two hours. roof, acting as his own lawyer, spoke for five minutes. he called no witnesses and offered no evidence in this penalty phase. roof spoke softly -- >> reporter: melvin graham's sister, cynthia hurd, was one of those killed.
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hets >> he has no heart. he's truly what we pray about every night -- deliver us from evil. a man without a conscience. >> reporter: roof has never apologized for all the grief he caused, but his family now has in a statement they released after the verdict. formal sentencing will come in the morning, and, scott, that's the time when family members will get the chance to tell roof what they think of him, to let him have it in open court. >> mark strassmann for us tonight. mark, thank you. in another big story today, the senate opened confirmation hearings for the man that president-elect trump has nominated to be the attorney general, the nation's chief law enforcement officer, republican senator jeff sessions of alabama. in the 1980s, the senate denied sessions' nomination to be a federal judge because of accusations of racism. but once he became a senator himself, sessions voted to extend the voting rights act and supported other civil rights legislation. nancy cordes is on capitol hill.
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>> do you swear -- >> reporter: senator sessions went first for a reason. as a 20-year veteran of congress, he was well prepared for pointed questions like this one from iowa republican chuck grassley -- >> will you be able to stand up and say no to the president of the united states if in your judgment the law and your duty demands it? >> i understand that duty. i've observed it through my years here, and i will fulfill that responsibility. >> reporter: he was also prepared for this -- >> senator sessions is a racist. >> reporter: protesters who interrupted the hearing nearly a dozen times. the alabama senator has been dogged for decades by accusations that he once made racist statements. >> this caricature of me in 1986 was not correct. i did not harbor the kind of animosities and race-based discrimination ideas that were
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i did not. >> reporter: republicans came to his defense. >> you're a good and decent and honorable man. >> reporter: democrats said they are more worried that the deeply conservative sessions won't be able to enforce laws he opposes. california's dianne feinstein -- >> you have referred to "roe v. wade" as "one of the worst colossal, erroneous supreme court decisions of all time." is that still your view? >> it is. i believe it's a -- it violated the constitution, and really attempted to set policy and not follow law. it is the law of the land. it has been so established and settled for quite a long time, and it deserves respect, and i would respect it and follow it. >> reporter: rhode island's sheldon whitehouse -- >> does waterboarding constitute torture? >> congress has taken an action now that makes it absolutely improper and illegal to use
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waterboarding. >> hello there! >> reporter: sessions was the first senator to back mr. trump and a vocal clinton critic, but he made this unexpected promise today about any potential future clinton investigation -- >> with regard to secretary clinton and some of the comments i made, i do believe that that could place my objectivity in question. i've given that thought. i believe the proper thing for me to do would be to recuse myself from any questions involving those kind of investigations. >> reporter: sessions said today that he would focus as attorney general on drugs coming across the border and on bringing down violent crime. scott, republicans leaving this day-long hearing said that they felt he had done well enough to get confirmed without any problems. >> nancy cordes on capitol hill. nancy, thank you. today, mr. trump's choice to head the department of homeland security said that securing the
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priority. at his confirmation hearing, retired general john kelly said a wall won't be enough. he called for a layered defense with increased patrols and sensors. kelly, the former head of the u.s. southern command, is expected to be confirmed quickly. millions of americans are signing up for president obama's signature health insurance program, even as president-elect trump is moving ahead with his plans to scrap it. the obama administration reported today that 11.5 million americans enrolled last year, nearly 300,000 more than the previous year. the average fine for not buying insurance more than doubled last year to $470. today, mr. trump stepped up pressure on congress to repeal obamacare, telling the "new york times" that it should happen next week and should be replaced very quickly. but with what, he did not say. after talking with the
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ryan said that the house will aim to replace obamacare at the same time that it repeals it. coming up next, in the age of terror, british police may do something once unthinkable. and later -- a champion's dream begins with a simple act of charity.
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of police officers in britain are unarmed. but if her majesty's government has its way, the bobbies will soon be packing heat, and from london, here's mark phillips. >> reporter: it's a sign of the times -- at the changing of the guard ceremony at buckingham palace these days, the queen's guards need guarding by police officers who are dressed to kill at the palace, at the train station, on the street. things have come a long way from the way they used to be. >> the british policeman does not carry a gun. a truncheon is his only weapon of defense. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: not anymore, at least not for about 10% of the force now trained to carry arms, a number the government wants to increase. which is why ken marsh of the police officers' federation is polling its members on whether they want to carry guns.
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clear. if we carry guns, then those out there will carry guns and be more likely to use them. >> reporter: yet, recent truck attacks on the outdoor market in germany, and before that in france, showed that police with guns can stop terrorists, if in both cases, not soon enough. britain, too, has endured its own terror attacks, producing their own outcry for more protection. this is an argument between the way britain imagines it used to be and the way it is now, and that way is like most places -- complicated and sometimes dangerous and violent. >> when i joined the police, i never thought i would be having this sort of confidence. but as you quite rightly said, times have changed and we've got to act upon that. >> reporter: even at the palace. mark phillips, cbs news, london. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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county, the volatile russian river has flooded some 500 homes, and roads have been turned into lakes. gusts up to 60 miles an hour have knocked down trees, even as crews pruned branches to give them a better chance of standing. john gulserian is a county emergency services manager. >> with the ground being so saturated with water right now, it's just really hard for the trees to hold on. >> reporter: in the sierra nevada mountains, the wind, along with heavy snow and avalanche warnings, have forced the closing of i-80, the main highway linking california and nevada. mountain towns are digging out from the heaviest snowfall they've seen in years. >> it's definitely a workout. >> reporter: these blizzard conditions could last until thursday. by then, as much as 10 feet of snow may have fallen in some places here in the mountains. but, scott, come spring, all of this snow should turn into some drought relief for california. >> john blackstone in truckee for us today. john, thank you. up next, his route to the
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national championship began with a few swings of the hammer.
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clemson dethrones and avenges alabama! >> what a finish. clemson teammates mobbed number 4, deshaun watson, one of the mvps of the college football championship last night. and what a story a h
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axelrod. >> reporter: it was a dream-come-true ending for quarterback deshaun watson -- >> touchdown! >> reporter: -- a touchdown pass on the last play to win college football's national championship. >> i'm just thankful for, you know, the people i have around me just believing in me. >> reporter: but, actually, watson's dream came true long before this, in 2006, when he was 11, and his family was able to move to a better life. >> i was in, you know, government apartments where, you know, a lot of bad influence was around. you know, it wasn't something that, you know, everyone wanted to stay in for the rest of their life. >> reporter: deshaun's family -- that's him in the black hoodie -- was one of more than 150 helped by former pro football star warrick dunn's charity. >> congratulations. >> reporter: he partners with habitat for humanity to make home ownership a reality for single parents. >> i just try to provide an opportunity for stability. >> reporter: this is how dunn honors his mother's memory, an off-duty baton rouge police officer killed during a robbery. at 18, war
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guardian of five siblings, using his mom's life insurance to buy a home for them and learning early about the stability a home can provide. >> it gives an opportunity to reach for their dreams and to change their outcome, their future. >> reporter: a nice story a decade ago became a great story last night. >> my dream came true and, you know, all the success has been coming and blessings have been coming through. >> reporter: just ask the guy living the dream now building habitat houses with his teammates so that others can live theirs. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. >> that's the "overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you the news continues. for others, check back with us a little bit later for the morning news and be sure not to miss "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley.
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this is the "cbs overnight news." president obama returned to his hometown of chicago last night to deliver his farewell address to the nation. it was in chicago that mr. obama declared victory eight years ago. the first african-american president swept into office on a platform of hope and change. he inherited two foreign wars, high unemployment, a collapsed housing market, and a worldwide financial crisis. all of that is in the past, but still, nearly half of those today say they are no better off than they were eight years ago. again, voters have cast their ballots for change. mr. obama struck a tone for optimism as he bid farewell.
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>> my fellow americans -- [ cheers and applause ] michelle and i have been so touched by all the well wishes that we've received over the past few weeks. but tonight, tonight it's my turn to say thanks. whether we have seen eye to eye or rarely agreed at all, my conversations with you, the american people, in living rooms and in schools, at farms, on factory floors, at diners, and on distant military outposts, those conversations are what kept me honest and kept me inspired and kept me going.
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from you, you made me a better president and you made me a better man. if i had told you eight years ago that america would reverse a great recession, reboot our auto industry, and unleash the longest stretch of job creation in our history -- [ cheers and applause ] if i had told you that we would open up a new chapter with the cuban people, shut down iran's nuclear weapons program without firing a shot, take out the mastermind of 9/11 -- [ cheers and applause ] if i had told you that we would win marriage equality and secure the health insurance for another 20 million of our fellow citizens --
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if i had told you all that, you might have said our sights were set a little too high. but that's what we did. [ applause ] that's what you did. you were the change. you answered people's hopes and because of you, by almost every measure, america is a better, stronger place than it was when we started. [ applause ] in ten days, the world will witness the hallmark of our democracy. [ crowd boos ] no, no, no. the peaceful transfer of power from one freely elected
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[ applause ] i committed to president-elect trump that my administration would ensure the smoothest possible transition, just as president bush did for me. [ applause ] because it's up to all of us to make sure our government can help us meet the many challenges we still face. after my election, there was talk of a post racial america. and such a vision, however well intended, was never realistic. race remains a potent and often divisive force in our society. now, i've lived long enough to know that race relations are better than they were 10 or 20 or 30 years ago, no matter what some folks say. [ applause ]
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you can see it not just in statistics, you see it in the attitudes of young americans across the political spectrum. but we're not where we need to be. and all of us have more work to do. if every economic issue is framed as a struggle between a hard-working white middle class and an undeserving minority, then workers of all shades are going to be left fighting for scraps while the wealthy with fdrawurther into their private enclaves. [ cheers and applause ] because of the extraordinary courage of our men and women in uniform, because of our intelligence officers and law enforcement and diplomats who support our troops -- [ applause ] no foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed and attack on our homeland e
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years. and although boston, and orlando, and san bernardino, and ft. hood remind us of how dangerous radicalization can be, our law enforcement agencies are more effective and vigilant than ever. we have taken out tens of thousands of terrorists, including bin laden. [ cheers and applause ] the global coalition we're leading against isil has taken out their leaders, and taken away about half their territory. isil will be destroyed, and no one who threatens america will ever be safe. [ applause ] and all who serve or have served, it has been the honor of my lifetime to be your commander in chief. and we all owe you a deep debt of gratitude. [ cheers andla app]use
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but for now, whether you are young or whether you're young at heart, i do have one final ask of you as your president. the same thing i asked when you took a chance on me eight years ago. i'm asking you to believe, not in my ability to bring about change but in yours. i'm asking you to hold fast to that faith written into our founding documents, that ideal whispered by slaves and abolitionists, that spirit sung by immigrants and homesteaders and those who marched for justice. that creed reaffirmed by those who planted flags from foreign battlefields to the surface of the moon. a creed at the core of every american whose story is not yet written. yes, we can. [ applause ] yes, we did. yes, we can. thank you. god bless you.
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may god continue to bless the united states of america. thank you.
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for most of the last century, schoolchildren were taught there were nine planets in our solar system. the smallest and farthest away from the one was pluto. then an astronomer named mike brown came along to show that pluto was not a planet at all. now there are eight planets. brown has not stopped scanning the skies. he now says there's another ninth planet out there to take pluto's place. bill whittaker reports for "60 minutes." >> i would say at this point, i'm certain. >> certain? >> yeah. that's a rare thing to say for a prediction, for a scientist, and i'm willing to say it. >> you do know how mind boggling this sounds? a new planet hasn't been discovered for -- >> 170 years. >> i believe you think it looks like this animation over my shoulder here. >> we took a little artistic license anpu
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on the dark side because it might have lightning on the dark side of it. we think it's between 10 and 20 times more massive than the earth. >> and we haven't seen it, we can't see it? >> it's so far away that it's actually just at the edge of what our biggest telescopes on the ground can possibly see, because it's so far away. >> reporter: 50 billion miles away. it's also hard to find because it has an enormous orbit. >> planet nine, we think, takes something like 15,000 years to go around the sun. >> 15,000 years? >> 15,000 years. >> so make one orbit? >> one orbit. >> reporter: to search for plan et nine, brown goes up hawaii's big mountain on the big island to use the big telescope, the subaru. brown doesn't look directly through the telescope. he monitors pictures it's taking of the same sections of sky on successive nights. and then compares them hunting
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>> we have to very systematically look at every patch of sky here, here, here, here, and what we're looking for, it's actually kind of simple. we take a picture one night. we come back the next night, all the stars, all the galaxies are in the same spot night after night after night. and planet nine, when we see it, will slowly move across the sky. >> reporter: and will look something like this. brown's discovery 11 years ago that changed the way we think of the solar system. using pictures from successive nights, brown discovered this pluto-sized object, which led to the demotion of lovable pluto. >> you didn't love pluto growing up? >> i loved pluto. i was totally fascinated by pluto. i started looking at this region of the sky because i thought it was so interesting out there. >> when pluto was first discovered, it was thought to be a big planet. >> you can find "the new york times" headline on the day the discovery wano
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it says ninth planet discovered in the solar system, possibly larger than jupiter. >> reporter: jupiter is the biggest planet. but pluto it turned out, is no jupiter. >> these are all the planets and other objects at their real relative sizes. jupiter is huge compared to the other things. this is jupiter, this is saturn, without its rings. uranus, neptune, mercury, venus, earth, mars. and at the very edge of the solar system as we now think of it is pluto. it's only wrong by a factor of 50,000. >> so went from being a monster planet to a dwarf planet. >> a dwarf planet, one of many. that are part of this region of the sky. >> reporter: this region is the kiper belt at the edge of our solar system. a vast realm of frozen debris created during the birth of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago.
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the kiper belt keeps brown up all night hunting for discoveries. >> it's the most exciting thing i can think of doing. it's not that it's hard to stay up all night so i force myself to do it. i am excited every night i go out there about what i might find. >> reporter: when mike brown found that pluto-sized object, it was the biggest oh of a group of hundreds of pluto-like objects recently discovered. so brown wondered should pluto really be a planet? but demoting pluto would mean that every textbook showing planets would have to be changed. that was fine with brown, who believes planets must be significant, and that the eight large planets are. their strong gravitational fields control everything around them. >> planets are the big bullies of the planetary system that basically ignore everybody else around them, and everybody else has to deal with the planets. those are what the planets are. >> and pluto didn't fit that concept? >> neptune controls pluto's orbit.
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neptune is the bully of that neighborhood. >> reporter: to resolve the issue astronomers from all over the world gathered in prague in 2006. the international astronomical union would decide whether to demote pluto or give planet status to hundreds of other similar objects. >> 6-a is concerned with pluto and pluto-like objects. >> reporter: astronomers voted overwhelmingly to go down to eight planets, and brown became known as the guy who killed pluto. >> i think that's probably true. >> reporter: the pluto vote was ill-timed for nasa. just seven months before pluto's demotion, nasa launched a mission to pluto to learn about its surface and origins. scientists are still analyzing spectacular pictures from that fly-by. they show pluto's icy surface and closeups of craters. now the spaceship is heading
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deeper into the kiper belt. although pluto was demoted ten years ago, pluto lovers still send brown hate mail and voice mail. he kept this one. >> hey, pluto is still a planet, you jackass. [ laughter ] >> reporter: even brown's 11-year-old daughter, lylea, didn't like what he had done to pluto. >> what did you tell him he should do to make up for that? >> well, i told him that if he found a new planet, it might make up for the fact that he killed a planet that everybody loved. >> seems he did that. >> yeah. what is do you think of that? >> it's really great. i'm very proud of him. >> and you can see the full report on our website, cbsnews.com. the "overnight news" wil l be right back.
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you most likely have seen his work but don't know his name. tyrus wong died last week at the age of 106. wong worked at disney and is credited with giving life to the legendary movie "bambi." tracy smith has our story. >> reporter: for decades, artist tyrus wong and his fantastic kites were a fixture on and above santa monica beach. and while you might not recognize his name --
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♪ a certain deer named bambi has tyrus wong to thank for the exquisite settings in the 1942 film. how much of an impact did tyrus wong have on the look of bambi? >> he basically created the look of the film. this is tyrus painting a mural. >> reporter: michael labrie in san francisco curated an exhibition of wong's work in 2013. >> everything you see on the screen, the other artists were trained to draw like tyrus for that film. ♪ >> bambi! >> mother! >> reporter: wong was working a tedious entry level job at disney in 1938 when he heard about the studio's plans to adapt the book into a movie. >> he spent weekends doing hundreds and hundreds of drawings.
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sort of like chinese scroll paintings. >> reporter: walt disney himself decided the look of the film would be based on tyrus wong's drawings. >> this is a real special piece of "the prince of the forest" where he framed what the piece was to say and the story. >> reporter: the 74-year-old film is beloved by generations, including los angeles filmmaker pamela tom. >> tyrus really contributed to american culture. >> reporter: she was watching bambi with her daughter back in 1997 when she happened to catch tie ras wong's name in the credits. >> my first thought was wait a minute -- chinese american working at disney in the 1930s. i just hand to find out who he was. >> reporter: and what she find out turned into a documentary, illustrating why tyrus wong was the perfect leading man, with an epic life story. it's set to air on pbs this
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>> reporter: wong came to the u.s. with only his father in 1920. >> did you get into a little bit of mischief? >> oh, yeah. i'm no angel. >> no angel? >> no. >> reporter: when wong was in junior high, one of his teachers noticed he was more interested in art than arithmetic. and so did his dad. >> he understood the value of your artistic talent, but it was unusual for an immigrant, a chinese immigrant to choose art. >> they didn't think very much of your being an artist. >> you have to remember the employment opportunities for chinese back then was limited to being a waiter, working in laundry. but the father, in his wisdom, recognized his son's talents and
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through his first year of art school. >> reporter: after graduation from otis art institute in los angeles, wong found work as an artist, and also worked at a restaurant in chinatown. there, he fell hard for a pretty co-worker, ruth kim. >> what moment in your life gave you the most joy? [ laughter ] >> when i got married. >> reporter: they wed in 1937. and by 1938, had the first of three daughters. it was ruth who suggested tyrus apply for a job at disney. >> how long did tyrus work at disney? >> only for three years. >> why did he leave? >> it was to do with the strike. >> reporter: wong was let go after many animators went out on strike in 1941, a full year before "bambi" was finished. and his contributions to the film were minimized. >> when you talk to him, there's absolutely no bitterness? >> that really reflexes tyrus' personality. not to say that he didn't feel
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racism or injustice, but he really picked his battles and just tried to not dwell on it. >> reporter: wong then spent 26 years at warner brothers, where he helped create the look of dozens of films. >> i think paul newman. >> paul newman, shelly winter. >> our next legend had a brief but impactful disney career. >> reporter: but in 2001, disney honored him as a legend. >> reporter: though it took the world a while to acknowledge tyrus wong -- >> we can put up a centipede. >> yeah, try. >> reporter: today, like the kites he created, his reputation continues to soar. >> it's such a beautiful metaphor for his life. after he retired, he was fishing. he says,
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