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steve bannon, we don't know your feelings about that. >> well, that is somebody who i don't know, reince priebus is somebody i had dinner with and spent a lot of time with. i think he will be a great chief of staff. the other gentleman, i had never met. i was listening to your reporting just a moment ago and learned some things that i have never known. so we'll see. >> you d bannon was the head of breitbart, and that they had headlines like that. >> i did hear of him, but am learning as i go. >> he is the first to hear that he was designating his children national security advisers so that they could receive top
running mr. trump's large business empire. do you see a conflict of interest? >> first of all, it's my understanding and i don't know, i think you're reporting what you've heard. my understanding they didn't actually make that request. they asked if it was appropriate. at least one of his aides mentioned. but my guess is that that is not going to happen. that is not the norm so that conflict would not >> well, president-elect trump has spoken with vladimir putin as head of the foreign relations committee. how do you see that going? >> look, there are some things we have in common with russia and should work with them, terrorism is one of those. on the other hand, putin has shown himself to be a brutal dictator-like leader and let's
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superstar elton john has a gold-studded collection of songs that are familiar to just about everyone. but he also has a very important collection of photographs, some of which are on display in london. >> reporter: 200 photographs went on display this past week in london, the pictures in "the radical eye," a pioneering images from the 1920s to the 50s, all came from one man. sir elton john. he began his collection 20 years ago. >> most people think that would be hung the other way, but that's not right. >> reporter: it's now considered one of the most important in the world. >> how many photographs do you
>> so i have been told. >> reporter: many are hung in his 17,000 square foot apartment in atlanta. >> and it's just, i don't know, it's kind of taken over my life. i must buy at least three or four photographs a week. >> really? >> yeah, i just bought three this morning. >> reporter: sir elton's passion developed during a period of personal upheaval. vast collection of art and furniture, he went into rehab for alcohol addiction. >> all my pictures seemed to fade to black and white. >> reporter: when he came out he replaced it with a new addiction, photography. >> and i never noticed photography as an art form before, even though i had my
great photographers. >> reporter: had something changed with you? >> yeah, i got sober, you see everything in a different context, you have clarity, a bit more wisdom, hopefully. >> reporter: the fact that it went along with your sobriety meant what? >> i don't know, i really don't. it was like a gift, you got sober and now look at this gift i'm going to give you, because i have learned so much collecting you saw? >> i saw beauty that i had never seen before. >> reporter: this is the picture that changed everything for sir elton. man ray's 1932 imagine called "glass tears". >> this huge a huge leap. >> reporter: he bought a vintage print at auction in 1993 for
for a photograph at the time. were you actually monitoring the auction when it happened? >> no, of course not. >> reporter: so you didn't know what it was until you paid? >> no. >> reporter: when you found out what the cost was, what did you think? >> wow. i thought i had gone nuts. i thought well, [ bleep ], and everybody in my organization thought i had gone nuts. >> reporter: yeah, but that was a big, big step. a first major step of getting to be a serious >> reporter: the show features vintage prints made by the artists themselves. including andre kortej's postage stamp, under water swimmer, printed in 1917. >> i couldn't believe it was taken in 1917, it could have been taken yesterday and it was so beautiful. >> reporter: edward steichen's
1924. >> it's a bit like the mona lisa, i think, her face, the sorrow, this is am i going to be able to feed my children tomorrow. >> reporter: you don't dip into things? >> i was born in 1947, grew up when times were quite hard, i just found solace in objects. that may be strange to music and objects kind of got me through the bad times. collecting, i have always collected. >> reporter: and he will collect controversial work, unsettling images like the photograph of the fallen man taken on 9/11, by associated press photographer richard drew. >> i have that photograph, took me two years to get it. >> reporter: why did you want it? >> because again, it's the most
tragic, probably one of the most perfect photographs ever taken. >> reporter: he brought it out from his archive for us. >> it is probably a shot nobody would want on their wall. >> reporter: did you have reservations about your own interest in it? >> no, because it's an important event, as important as the naked girl running in vietnam. and the little boy th desperately want that photograph. we're trying to get it. it's just important to have them. >> reporter: his homes in atlanta, england, and beverly hills have become galleries for his obsession. but now, the sir elton john collection is on a bigger stage. how do you feel about having a show at the tate? >> i'm honored, very excited. interested to see what people will feel about it. i want people who never saw a
so what is the secret to a happy marriage? well, in a cupboard, and steve hartman found them on the road. >> reporter: brandon and kathy of northville, michigan, have been married nine years now and yet they just recently opened their last wedding present. >> it was by far the greatest gift because it taught us so many lessons about how to be married. >> reporter: the present was from kathy's great aunt allison, and came with a card that read
disagreement. >> and break in case of emergency, i hope this works. >> reporter: they say they needed it many times but never opened it. >> you kind of wonder, do you need to open it now, do we need it right now? but what if the next spat is worse, and we didn't have the box, then what? so it sat on the top shelf of the kitchen pantry, through all the arguments of dishes undone, through stress and slamming doors, evenn was not worth it any more, brandon and kathy refused to surrender to the last wedding present. they finally opened the gift recently, not because they were fighting but because they were not, and had not for quite sometime. after nine years of solving their differences, brandon and kathy felt they would not need it any more. what they found was remarkable, money for flowers and wine, bath
and that is when it hit them. that the real gift was not anything in the box. that the real gift, the priceless gift had been staring at them all along. >> everything we needed we had between us. we just had to figure it out on our own. >> reporter: by not turning to the box, brandon and kathy say they were forced to learn tolerance, compromise and patience. something we could all use more of this week. because there is nothing boxes. the keys to harmony are in us, all we have to do is dig deep and find them. steve hartman, on the road, in northville, michigan. >> that's the overnight news for this wednesday. for some of you the news continues, for others, check back with us later for the morning news and of course, cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city thank you for joining
>> pelley: transition trouble. the president-elect and a team divided trying to put together an administration. another top adviser is out. who will be secretary of state? >> john would be a very good choice. >> is there anybody better? >> maybe me, i don't know. >> pelley: also tonight, the battle in the south against wildfires fed by autumn leaves. >> you fear that you're going to lose everything you have. >> pelley: the u.s. military puts its faith in a mustard seed to fuel this aircraft. for the latest online fad? we did.
>> pelley: maybe it's his reality show experience, but president-elect trump seems to be firing more than he's hiring. here in new york, he's working to put together an administration in 66 days, and he has more than 4,000 political appointees to hire. but in the latest, trump turmoil, former congressman mike rogers, considered a possible candidate for c.i.a. director, was forced off the transition team today. the head of the transition team was unexpectedly replaced by vice president-elect mike pence. we have more now from major garrett. >> reporter: vice president- elect mike pence arrived at trump tower to finalize cabinet recommendations with president- elect donald trump. sources close to the situation say the transition process is stalled. in the aftermath of trump's dismissal last week of chris christie as transition chair. pence is now in charge and
president-elect's main transition office in the nation's capital. mr. trump intends to make national security nominations first. former new york city mayor rudy giuliani is the current front- runner for secretary of state. also vying for the post, former u.s. ambassador to the united nations, john bolton, who appeared on fox news today. >> would you want to be the u.s. secretary of state? let's start there. >> well, you know, i'm kind of old school on this business. it's been an honor to serve the country, i've said-- i'll say it again-- it would be an honor to serve the country again, but, ultimately, this is the president-elect's decision. >> reporter: giuliani is pushing hard for the job and his long- standing friendship with mr. trump gives him an edge. >> john would be a very good choice. >> is there anybody better? >> maybe me, i don't know. >> reporter: the leading candidate for attorney general now is alabama senator jeff sessions. sessions was the first senator to support mr. trump in key
president-elect's transition and policy teams. new hampshire senator kelly ayotte, who lost a close race for re-election, has emerged as the front-runner for defense secretary. she tried to distance herself from mr. trump during her campaign, but she would be the first woman nominated to lead the pentagon. the president-elect received his first classified presidential daily briefing today. that's the same intelligence briefing president obama receives each day. scott, we've also learned all but one of the trump childre protection. >> pelley: major garrett, thanks very much. in athens, today, president obama took on the role of the greek's mythical cassandra, and sending home a warning on politics. but will it be heard? here's nancy cordes. >> the 20th century was a bloodbath. >> reporter: president obama alluded to the world wars and the holocaust in response to a question today about the meaning
against a rise in a crude sort of nationalism or ethnic identity or tribalism that is built around an "us" and a "them." >> reporter: his comments came amid a series of politically and rationally tinged vandalism and threats in the wake of last week's election. in columbus last night, an ohio state university student was arrested for violently shoving an anti-trump protester in the student union. >> people are fearful. >> reporter: senate democrats accused mr. trump today of stoking that fear by appointing steve bannon to be his chief strategist. bannon is the head of breitbart, the conservative outlet that hailed the glorious heritage of the confederate flag and called trump critic bill kristol a "renegade jew." earlier this year, bannon said he wanted breitbart to be the platform for the alt-right, a
oregon senator jeff merkley: >> we call on president-elect trump to exclude the proponents of discrimination and hatred from the ranks of his administration, and that includes immediately firing steve bannon as his chief strategist. >> reporter: but house speaker paul ryan said mr. trump has the right to choose his own team and repeatedly refused to criticize bannon. >> this is a person who helped him win an incredible victory in an incredible campaign. >> rep colleagues are uniting around mr. trump, some even donned "make america great again" hats at their weekly meetings. louisiana's steve scalise. >> inside the tag you see, "made in the u.s.a." there are going to be a lot more things made in the u.s.a. when this new administration comes in. >> reporter: privately, some republicans expressing concerns about bannon's high-level role, but they are wary of getting cross-wise with the new president-elect, especially, scott, because this is just one of thousands of hires he's going to be making across the
>> pelley: nancy cordes on capitol hill. nancy, thank you. well, another one of those hires is a well-known critic of climate science who does not believe that fossil fuels are warming the planet. his assignment-- staffing the environment protection agency. here's chip reid. >> a lot of it's a hoax. it's a hoax. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump has left little doubt where he stands on the issue of climate change. which he says will create jobs, and his e.p.a. transition team is being led by myron ebell, a leading climate change skeptic. ebell, who is not a scientist, disagrees with the overwhelming majority of the climate scientists who say the driving force behind the warming planet is the burning of fossil fuels. >> we believed that the so- called global warming consensus was not based on science but was a political consensus. >> reporter: bob deans is with
>> three feet of sea level rise and miami is venice, new orleans is going, the everglades are under water. and three feet of global sea level rise is at the lower end of what scientists expect by the end of this century. >> reporter: mr. trump wants to cancel the paris accords, an agreement reached last year by 190 on >> reporter: ebell, who did not respond to our request for a comment, also wants to repeal president obama's clean power plan, regulations intended to turn the nation away from cold -- coal and toward wind and solar power. but deans says he is far from
incident was touted as selling it for more than $10,000. you may recall last night the potential conflicts of interests. and tonight, people are urged to wear protective masks. there is a thick haze in south from large fires. mark strassman is on the fire line. >> reporter: this of wildfire, the rock mountain fire, five miles into the woods of north georgia. three major fires in the state have already burned more than 25,000 acres. chad colom supervises fires from montana. he knows it could plunge into the wilderness. >> and you just get a change in temperature and the fire
and can escalate very quickly. >> you work against a drought, low humidity and lots of leaves which become fuel. >> we have to establish our lines and pretty much clean it every day as the leaves continue to fall. >> reporter: from space, you can see fires burning in seven states burning more than 100,000 acres. 5,000 firefighters, many with more expertise from western states are working around the charred more than 40,000 acres. >> you just don't know what you will hear next or come home to. you fear you will lose everything you have. >> reporter: one of the goals is to stop this wildfire from spreading further into the wilderness and into north carolina. what would help is rain. but meteorologists working with these firefighters say there is no significant rain in the forecast until christmas. scott? >> mark strassman, thank you.
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>> pelley: some of america's best fighter jets can soar without using a drop of oil for fuel. don dahler has a look at the navy's great green fleet. >> reporter: this ea-18 growler can go over 1,100 miles an hour. it costs m and it's flying on 100% biofuel made from things like kitchen grease and plant seeds. secretary of the navy, ray mabus. the engine doesn't function any differently with biofuels. >> it may burn a little cleaner, but, no. otherwise, the engine doesn't notice a difference. >> reporter: in 2009, maybus committed the navy to 50% usage of alternative fuels by the year
priority with you? >> well, it's to make us better war fighters. energy is a vulnerability. energy can be used as a weapon. and when i came in, marines were using it for fuel in afghanistan. >> rep petroleum had to be added to biofuel for it to pack enough punch to be feasable, but a panama city, florida company, ara, was working on a process to make sterile water in remote areas when they stumbled on a way to make biofuels identical to petroleum. >> from this material, we make jet diesel. >> reporter: chuck redd is the company's vice president of field development. >> it's a material that has all the same molecules as petroleum crude but from a renewable feed stock. >> reporter: one of those feed stocks is ethiopian mustard seeds that can be grown in arid ground and can be used by farmers as a rotation crop. ara's process can use waste
ara's senior vice president glen mcdonald saw an opportunity for his company and the world. >> i hope that one day all diesel vehicles are operated with our fuel. i hope all commercial jets are operated with our fuel. >> reporter: as for the u.s. navy, that goal is well under way. alternative fuels now power 30% of naval ships and 50% of its bases. don dahler, cbs news, panama city, florida. >> pelley: up next, families
in fact, in the past 20 years, the average student debt has more than tripled, and now tops $30,000. jill schlesinger has tonight's "eye on money." >> reporter: living with his parents in verona, new jersey, is not what 23-year-old anthony decandia envisioned after graduating from college last year. but then again, he didn't envision being $80,000 in student debt, either. >> obviously, i love my family. my dog, but i'm just ready to move on and live on my own. and it's just tough because with these loans and all this debt us millennials have, we can't. >> reporter: decandia's story is one of more than 75 million other millennials, juggling debt and economic uncertainty. consider this: for the first time, more millennials are living with parents than with spouses or partners. and since the recession, young adults have been slower to buy
27-year-old crystal white just got engaged. she and her fiance rent a small apartment in l.a. plans for a wedding and buying a house are on hiatus as they chip away at their combined student loans that top $100,000. >> things have, at least been delayed by two to three years from where we want them to be. >> reporter: white, a graphic designer, has been meeting her student loan obligations and paying off credit cards each month. >> ihi important to no longer view millennials as just whining kids. we're adults. we're professionals, and we're working really hard to get where our parents were and to do better than our parents because i-- you know, that's supposed to be the dream, right? >> pelley: so, jill, if people like crystal white are living paycheck to paycheck, hoping the car doesn't break down, how can can they save? >> reporter: you know, it's amazing. she is setting aside 2% of her income to go into retirement. and i think that's what you have
and as your budget allows, you increase it slowly but you've got to start somewhere. >> pelley: and the magic ingredient is time. start early. >> reporter: indeed. thank you so much. >> thanks. >> reporter: at the vatican today archbishop cupich gave pope francis a cubs hat so he, too, could celebrate their world series win. later this week, the pope will give the archbishop a cardinal's cardinal-- a cubs/cardinals double header. now, can you hold on for a few seconds? then you, too, can join the latest fad. we'll show you as soon as we
,, >> pelley: finally tonight, the latest pop cul has given us pause, so we did. here's michelle miller. >> reporter: the rules are simple-- get a group together, strike a pose, then stay still as the camera weaves through a scene frozen in time, like walking through a picture. that girl is a real crowd pleaser >> reporter: we don't know exactly why but it all started around halloween with these
then other schools joined in their classrooms, lunch rooms, and pep rallies. many are set to rap duo rae sremmurd's song "black beatles." that girl is a real crowd pleaser >> reporter: one of the real beatles, paul mccartney, did his version, tweeting, "love those black beatles now it's just exploded. here's last weekend's garth brooks concert. and pro teams are in on the game, too, like the n.f.l.'s new york giants, and the n.b.a.'s cleveland cavaliers in the white house with the first lady. former presidential candidate hillary clinton and her staff paused on election day last week, and funny man kevin hart
video by eight million views. who did it the best? >> me! >> me! >> reporter: another you can come over here. and they didn't mind a little coaching to help boost those numbers. another you ready? freeze! and here at cbs, we may be all about hard news, but we're not as stiff as you think. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. ( cheers ) ( laughter ) and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for some of you the news continues, for others check back with us for the morning news and be sure not to miss the cbs news. from the broadcast center in new
this is the cbs overnight news. >> welcome to the overnight news. i'm jericka president-elect trump's transition seems to be shaky. just yesterday, the former house intelligence committee member mike rogers was pushed off the team. and others refuse to come on board. with only two months before the inauguration, not only does trump need to fill his cabinet,
others. major garrett has more. >> sources close to the situation say the transition process is stalled in the aftermath of mr. trump's dismissal last week of new jersey governor chris christie as chair. and they are stalling in the transition office in the nation's capital. mr. trump intends to make national security rudy giuliani is a consideration for the choice. also john bolton, who appeared on fox news today. >> would you want to be the u.s. secretary of state? let's start there. >> well, you know, i'm kind of old school on this business. it's been an honor to serve the country, i've said-- i'll say it again-- it would be an honor to serve the country again, but, ultimately, this is the president-elect's decision. >> reporter: giuliani is pushing hard for the job and his long- standing friendship with mr.
choice. >> is there anybody better? >> maybe me, i don't know. >> reporter: the leading candidate for attorney general now is alabama senator jeff sessions. sessions was the first senator to support mr. trump in key sessions aides served the president-elect's transition and policy teams. new hampshire senator kelly ayotte, who lost a close race for re-election, has emerged as the front-runner for defense secretary. she tried to distance herself from mr. trump during her campaign, but she would be the fit >> meanwhile, mr. trump's election of steve bannon as chief strategist continues to cause disruption. b bannon is looked at. >> he is one of the most
president-elect trump's inner circle, and also one of the most controversial. >> his appointment of steven bannonis proof of the ugly direction mr. trump intends to take this country. >> you think i would manage a campaign where that would be one of the going philosophies, it was not. >> a navy veteran, bannon earned his wealth as a banker and hollywood investor, later acquiring rights to seinfeld. bannon boasted about turning this site into a platform for the alt-right. >> bannon has been the leader of a splinter group for republicans. >> that was the role he enjoyed, sort of poking at the establishment with a stick. and being as deliberately
as i think he could be. >> reporter: reportedly drawing more than 20 million viewers a month, bannon is known for inflammatory headlines, bannon's personal life is hit with controversy, in 1996 he was charged with misdemeanor violence and battery when his now ex-wife alleged he grabbed her by the throat and arm. the case was dropped when she in 2007, during divorce proceedings, she accused bannon of blocking the girls from attending a school because he didn't want the girls going to school with jews. bannon denied that accusation, he was known for attention-grabbing motions, including this press release. >> i think bannon understands deal-making and power but his
keeps trump honest and keeps the flame burning and is somebody who is outside the system. in response to the question about the alt-right movement, trump spokesperson jason miller said nothing could be further from the truth, he worked with people of all backgrounds, and has a diverse career. now it is true that bannon defended the movement, he li the hard left that attract certain extremists as well. and delta is the latest airline to make lost luggage a thing of the past, they have a tracking mechanism that works in over 60 airports. >> reporter: this is a bagged tag, but let's take a closer look, you see this chip here at
it bags them around 9 cents apiece, it could save the airlines a potential of a billion dollars in the next several years. what is inside this bag tag could change the airline industry and help to guarantee your luggage doesn't get lost. delta is the first u.s. carrier to replace u.s. paper tags with the regular rfid chip. the new $50 million system allows realtime tracking of checked bags. the senior vice president at delta. >> we believe this has already had a 5 to 10% reduction on the number of mishandled bags that we have in our system. >> reporter: once a bag is tagged, sensors track it throughout the journey to the ticket counter, to the bag room, to the tarmac. and if this light turns red, that means the bag should not be
victor derosa is a handler. >> it takes out some of the margin of error? >> absolutely, we're all human, and for a variety of reasons where you change your schedule or decided not to go or whether we were just thinking about something else and not paying attention to the specific bag tag, it catches it for us. >> there is a reason delta spent millions to implement this new handled or lost, it can cause the airline $100 or more. >> reporter: starting today, passengers will get push alert updates, from the app they can pull up a map tracking the bag's location. >> it gives you more peace of mind? >> yes, yes, i have more peace of mind knowing my luggage is with me, if it's not with me i know where it is. >> delta is not the only airline
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there are new questions about the role president-elect donald trump's children will play in his administration. cbs news has learned the transition team has asked the white house how trump's oldest children and son-in-law would go about getting top secret security clearances. story and has the details from washington. >> well, the sources tell us that the president-elect donald trump's transition team is looking to designate some of his adult children as national security advisers that they would then be able to receive the top secret clearances. now even if it doesn't happen during the transition trump would still be able to put in the request once he becomes president. now looking at the rules here,
president from letting his family work in the white house, but they do not stop him from hiring them as paid or private advisers. now, it is common for them to get secret security clearances, but totally unprecedented for his children, given they don't have security backgrounds. now others are alarming security children armed with security to some of the top secrets in the nation. raises questions about them running the family business and whether they could use intelligence for their financial interests. now, a transition official told reporters that the president-elect did not request this step and that trump's children had not filled out any paperwork about security clearances. the official added quote, it's not something i'm expecting
committee member bob corker was on a short list as secretary of state, but that appears to be going to either rudy giuliani. >> i think we let the process complete, we know who the person is. it confirmation process. but handicap people at this point would be inappropriate. just let it play out. >> what would you like to see in a secretary of state? >> well, obviously, it's the person who is best able to advance our national interests around the world. and obviously, it's someone that has to deal with diplomats. but at the same time i think we see that there is going to be pretty much of a sort of a seat change issue if you will under this president as it relates to
so you know someone is going to have to have the ability and be in an environment where they were productive and able to do that. look, this is the beginning. i know people are just getting started. and let's let this play out and i do look forward to helping in any way i can in the confirmation process. >> well, senator, your name did come up as a possible secretary of state candidate. have you talked to the president-elect or would you be interested in the job? >> i did talk to him and congratulated him president pence. but we have had no discussions about this. i'm reading the same things that y'all are reading and watching the same things that you know you're reporting. and again, that is up to them. i know they had a number of people that were central to the campaign that have been involved in a very major way that are looking at these things. and let's let that process play out. >> you have praised donald trump's decision to make reince priebus his chief of staff.
anything about that and your feelings about that. >> you know, i don't know him, never met him. reince priebus just happened to be someone i had interactions with and had dinner with. i think he will be a great chief of staff. the other gentleman i had never met. i was listening to your reporting just a moment ago and learned some things that i had never known. so we'll see. >> you didn't know that steve and they had headlines like that? >> i did know that he was head of breitbart, but again, i had no interactions with him. and will learn as i go. >> and cbs learned that
security clearances for his children, and we also know they will be running his businesses. do you see a possible conflict of interest? >> i think you are reporting what you have heard. my understanding was they didn't make that request. they asked if it was appropriate. my guess is that is not going to happen. i don't think that is the norm. so that conflict would likely not ex has spoken with russian president vladimir putin as head of the senate foreign relations committee. what do you think about the relationship with president-elect trump and vladimir putin? >> well, there are some things we have in common with vladimir putin and should work with him. on the other hand, putin has
dictator-like leader, and i think it's positive when two countries begin on a positive note. hopefully there is something to build on there. but mr. putin would have to change the way he deals with the world for that to be a constructive relationship. but we'll see how that it's judgment day. back seat chefs peer inside your oven. but you've cleaned all baked-on
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superstar elton john has a gold collection of songs that are familiar to just about everyone. but he also has a very important collection of photographs, some of which are now on display in london. anthony mason has a look. >> reporter: 200 photographs went on display at london's tate modern, this past week, the picture is on the an exhibition from the 1920s to the 1950ss. all coming from the collection of one man. he began to build his collection 25 years ago. >> how great is that? most people thought it would have been hung the other way. >> reporter: it's now considered one of the most important in the world. >> how many photographs do you have? >> probably near 8,000 now. >> 8,000.
>> reporter: many are hung floor to ceiling in his 17,000 square foot apartment in atlanta. >> and it's just -- i don't know, it's kind of taken over my life. i must buy three or four photographs a week. >> really? >> yeah, i just bought three this morning. >> reporter: sir elton's passion developed during a period of personal upheaval. in vast collection of art and furniture, he went into rehab for alcohol addiction. ? all my pictures seem to fade to black and white ? >> reporter: when he came out he replaced it with a new addiction, photography. >> and i have never noticed photography as an art form before, even though i had my
>> had something changed in you? >> yeah, i had gotten sober, i saw with different eyes, you see everything with more clarity, in a different context. >> the fact that it accompanied your sobriety meant what? >> i really don't know. it was like a gift. you got sober and now look at this gift i'm going to give you. because i have learned so much from collecting photography. >> what do you think you >> i saw beauty that i had never seen before. >> reporter: this is the picture that changed everything for sir elton. man ray's 1932 imagine called "glass tears". >> this was a huge leap for you? >> it was huge, a cape canaveral leap. >> reporter: he bought a vintage
the time. >> were you actually monitored the auction when it happened? >> no, of course not. >> so you didn't know until it was over what you paid? >> no. >> no, no, i just said get it at all costs. >> and when you found out what the costs were, what did you think? >> i thought wow, i had gone nuts. i thought [ bleep ] and everybody in my organization thought i had gone nuts. that was a first major step of collector. >> the tate modern show features vintage prints made by the artists themselves. including andre kartej's print taken in 1917. >> i couldn't believe it had been taken there. >> reporter: edward steichen's portrait of silent film star
and dorothy's impression of a migrant mother. >> it's a bit like the mona lisa, her face, the sorrow, the anxiety, this is like am i going to be able to foreheeed my chil next day. >> you're not a objects and music kind of got me through the bad times. i was collecting, i've always collected. >> reporter: and he will collect controversial work, unsettling images like the photograph of the falling man taken on 9/11 by associated press photographer richard drew. >> i have that photo, took me two years to get it. >> reporter: why did you want it? >> because again, it's just the most incredible -- beautiful
perfect photographs ever taken. >> reporter: he brought it out from his archive for us. >> but it's not a shot probably a lot of people would want to hang on their wall, and we've never hung it on our wall. >> reporter: did you have any reservations about your interest in it? >> no, it's an historical event, as important as the naked girl running down the road in vietnam. i have that. the little boy in syria recently, just sitting there in the chair, i desperately want we're trying to get it. it's just important to have them. >> reporter: his homes in atlanta, england, and beverly hills have become galleries for his obsession. but now, the sir elton john collection is on a bigger stage. >> how do you feel about having a show at the tate? >> i'm honored, very excited and interested to see what people will feel about it. i want people who have never seen a photograph before,
so what is the secret to a happy marriage? well, one couple found it in a cupboard, and steve hartman found them on a road. >> reporter: brandon and kathy gunn of northville, anything have been married nine years now. and yet they just recently opened their last wedding present. >> it was by far more important because it taught us so many lessons about how to be married. >> reporter: the present was from kathy's great aunt allison and came with a card that read
disagreement. >> and break in case of emergency, i hope it works. >> reporter: they say they needed it many times but never opened it. >> you kind of wonder, is it time to open the box, do we need it right now? well, what if the next spat is worse and we don't have the box, then what? >> so it sat on the top shelf in the kitchen, throughout all the arguments about dishes left undone through stress and slamming doors, even when they thought it was not more, brandon and kathy refused to surrender to that last wedding present. they finally opened the gift, not because they were fighting because they were not and had not for quite sometime. after nine years of successfully resolving their differences, brandon and kathy were confident they would never really need the contents. >> what they found was remarkably unremarkable.
really stop a fight at all. and that is when it really hit them. that the real gift was not anything in the box. that the real gift, the priceless gift had been staring at them all along. >> everything we needed we had between us, we just had to figure it out on our own. >> by not turning to the box, brandon and kathy say they were forced to learn tolerance, compromise and patience, something we could all use more of this week because there is nothing gifts or ballot boxes. the keys to harmony are in us. all we have to do is dig deep and find them. steve hartman, on the road in northville, michigan. >> that is the overnight news for this wednesday. for some of you the news continues. for others, check back with us later for the morning news and of course cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new
captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, november 16th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." while insiders say his transition is stalled and scrambling, president-elect trump takes to twitter to quiet concerns of chaos and infighting. the next president heads out on the town breaking with protocol and leaving the press behind. and a word of warning from president obama overseas. addressing concerns the president-elect has tapped into the nationalist movement. >> address people's real legitimate concerns and channel