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cooks at the camp who will cater thanksgiving lunch for 150 from this tiny kitchen. >> we have ham, turkey, greens, corn on the cob, green beans. >> reporter: she told us she's thankful to her grandfather, who also served as a military cook, inspiring her to enlist. >> i said i want to be a cook. he said no you don't. yes, i do. no, you don't. yes, i do. he says i'm telling you you really don't. i said no, i really do. and they gave it to me. i've loved it ever since. >> reporter: a passion to serve
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the u.s. women's soccer team is ranked number one in the world. they've won three world cups and four olympic gold medals. on the other hand, the u.s. men's team is ranked 24th with very little to show for their efforts. so why do the men get paid so much more? norah o'donnell has that story for "60 minutes." >> we feel like we're treated like second-class citizens because they don't care as much about us as they do the men. >> what a goal from lloyd! >> reporter: carli lloyd is considered the best female soccer player in the world and captains the u.s. team. we recently spoke to her, co-captain becky sauerbrunn, and
and morgan brian. there's a long history of athletes battling their employers for more pay. it happens in the nba. it happens in the nfl. what's different about this fight? >> this is a social movement, i think. this is about gender discrimination. and i don't think that positive change occurs in the world unless it has to. >> how does this fight rank in some of the competitions you've been in? >> it's the fight. you know, i mean, we have been in some major -- some major battles on the field, but this isth that we are a part of. >> reporter: the team is made up of the best female soccer players from around the country. and for 25 years they've ruled the world. in 1999 when brandi chastain scored to beat china in the finals of the world cup her celebration announced the beginning of a new era in women's sports.
30 million people watched on tv in the u.s. >> goal! >> reporter: as carli lloyd's three goals sealed a huge win against japan. it was and remains the highest-rated soccer match in american history, including games played by the u.s. men. >> we're america's dream team. and we've been at the forefront. we've been at the top. and i think the number one team in women's sports history. >> how has u.s. soccer federation helped you guys make it to where you are? >> when you compare this federation to all the other federations across the globe they have invested the most money in this women's program. they have. and that's why we've gotten as far as we have. but to be paid equally, you know, it's not about what they think is fair. it's what is fair. >> reporter: after their 2015 world cup triumph the team was honored with a parade down new york city's canyon of heroes.
relationship with u.s. socer was breaking down over a new contract. outspoken goalkeeper hope solo was on the team for 19 years. >> time and time again we asked that we wanted to be paid equally to the men, and i'll never -- >> you've been asking for that for many years? >> yeah, we have. we have. every time we brought up the men it pissed them off, it annoyed them, and they'd say don't bring up the men, don't bring it up. >> reportelo soccer is undeniably more popular and profitable than the women's game. when germany won the world cup in 2014, fifa, the sport's international governing body, awarded them $35 million. a year later, when the u.s. women won the cup, the u.s. soccer federation received $2 million. men also make major league salaries playing for brand name club teams. women's pro clubs have struggled
their national team income to pay their bills, unlike the men. how are they paid differently? >> there's two different pay structures. the men get paid per game. whether they win or lose, they get paid. the women are on a salary-based contract. >> reporter: it's a pay structure the women themselves wanted and agreed to in 2005 and again in 2013. a consistent salary of up to $72,000 a year and bonuses for wins of $1,350. they also get health insurance and maternity leave. the men enjoy no guaranteed salary and fewer personal benefits. but they can make as much as $17,625 for a win. we wanted to compare two of the top players. salaries vary, but in 2015 hope
total by u.s. soccer. in 2014, also a world cup year for the men, team usa goalkeeper tim howard was paid $398,495. she played in 23 games for the u.s. >> when you break it down per game, i think it's about three times as much. >> reporter: two years ago hope solo convinced the team to hire lawyer rich nichols to try to get them a better contract. >> i said look, you are in control, this is your business. you have to take control of it. and you can be in control of it. but you have to be unified. you've got to get a new deal. >> what kind of deal would the women accept? >> equal. equal pay. >> but what does equal mean? you want the same agreement the men have? >> we want the same money that the men are making. exactly. that's 5,000 minimum. that's that $8,000 bonus if you tie a game and the 17,625 if you
we want equal money. >> we have to win and perform to even make 1,350. >> you're professional women. you signed this deal. do you look back and say why did i agree to that deal? or -- >> a little bit. but it's also when it comes down to it, we just kind of had to be like oh, you're just going to say no to everything we're putting on the table. we didn't know how to fight and in which ways we could fight. >> do you think you should be paid more than the men's team? >> yeah, absolutely. >> we win. we're successful. we should get what we deserve. >> reporter: last year the top female players did make more money from u.s. soccer than the men's team. but their lawyer, rich nichols, says that's only because they played and won more games than the men. >> when you subtract the bonus money that these women made in 2015, they're probably making $70,000 to $80,000 apiece. >> you mean had they not been
anywhere close to what the men made. >> that's right. >> reporter: despite being upset at last summer's olympics, the women are still number one in the world according to fifa. they say their fight is only with u.s. soccer, not with the u.s. men's team, who are ranked a respectable if unspectacular 24th in the world. >> this team taught all america's children that playing like a girl means you're a bad-ass. >> reporter: on stage at the white house in october 2015, they were national heroes celebrating their latest world cup win. back on the job, they were disgruntled workers whose negotiations with u.s. soccer had ground to a halt and grown increasingly bitter. the women decided to change tactics. enter the federal agency known as the eeoc, or the equal employment opportunity commission.
>> we wanted to put pressure on them, and so with the eeoc complaint it seemed like a no-brainer for us. >> reporter: their complaint accuses u.s. soccer of violating the equal pay act and title vii which protects employees against discrimination based on sex. the commission has the power to award damages, issue the right for workers to sue or do nothing at all. >> you can see the full report on our website, cbsnews.com. the overnight news will be right
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a lot of thanksgiving chefs lean on family recipes that date back generations. well, there's a restaurant in new york city where the chefs prepare dishes that date back centuries. jim axelrod brought his healthy appetite to delmonico's. >> reporter: it's noon in the manhattan. >> strip medium, fillet medium, burger medium. >> reporter: and head chef billy oliva has more than just today's lunch rush on his mind. >> it's challenging. a lot of those dishes that were invented here, lobster newburgh, chicken a la king. how do we keep people and grandchildren and great grandchildren of people that used to come here, how do we keep them interested in those dishes? that's my biggest challenge here. >> reporter: is to take the
>> reporter: delmonico's is the nation's first formal restaurant. so in many ways this kitchen is the birthplace of what's grown into a $780 billion industry. its influence on our nation's menus is unmistakable. eggs benedict, baked alaska. >> this is where all the steaks start and finish. >> reporter: and of course the delmonico's steak all made their name here. >> when people say delmonico steak, that's this guy. wet aged, boneless -- >> delmonico steaks sold all over the country. there's only one place that carries such meaning. >> it's right here. and this is it. >> reporter: and with a history that dates back to 1837 -- >> we're going to delmonico's for supper. won't you join us? >> lunch at delmonico's. >> join me at delmonico's on sunday. >> reporter: delmonico's fingerprints are on more than just our menus.
diamond jim brady. vanderbilt. >> abraham lincoln ate here. teddy roosevelt ate here. >> that's right. >> reporter: in his new book yale historian paul friedman has come up with the ten restaurants that changed america. delmonico's may be on the cover. >> delmonico's is almost like kleenex or xerox became shorthand for restaurant. >> that's right. >> reporter: but all ten make up a delicious part of our cultural history. restaurants like mama leone's, which integrated ethnic food into the mainstream. and the mandarin in san francisco, which elevated it beyond chop suey. sylvia's in harlem and antoine's in new orleans. the influence of regional cuisine. how the highbrow shaped eating out. le pavilion. chez panisse. the four seasons. and how the middlebrow did as
schraff's and howard johnson's. ? on the road around the corner here's the place to go ? howard johnson? ? howard johnson's ? ? join the folks who know ? >> howard johnson's is the basis for not only the fast food industry like mcdonald's or burger king but the fast casual industry like chili's or denny's. >> that will be $6.18. >> reporter: americans now spend more money on eating out than on buying food to cook at home. and even if you never step foot in the place that started it all, don't ever forget, your favorite neighborhood joint has a lot more in common than you might think with iconic restaurants like delmonico's. have you ever been somewhere else and you open up the menu and you see lobster newburg or you see delmonico steak -- >> all the time. >> -- and you think to yourself, that's my place. >> all the time. the last time that happened to
by now your thanksgiving dinner is likely all cleaned up and the leftovers tucked away in the fridge. so the last thing you might want to think about now is a giant bird. well, in england the bones of this bird, the dodo, fetched big money at auction. the dodo was so tasty that sailors hunted and ate them to extinction. is there a lesson in that for us? mark phillips reports. >> of course concern over the environment and the u.s. approach to it is one of the main mysteries of what the trump administration will do. and there has been a little of a lesson here on how influential people can be. that lesson came at an auction for, as you say, a rare bird. >> i'm going to start the bidding with me at 250,000 pounds.
collection of old bones was on the block at this auction. those bones once assembled formed the world's most famous dead bird. the dodo. >> dead as a dodo just rolls off the tongue sort of beautifully, doesn't it? >> reporter: the phrase stuck, says dodo expert errol fuller, not just because did was catchy but because the dodo's extinction is so well documented. hungry european sailors found the bird on the indian ocean island of mauritius in the late 1500s. within about 80 years the flightless bird was gone. dead as. the dodo has been extinct for more than 300 years. yet it is still the most important symbol of what mankind can do to nature if it isn't careful or if it doesn't care. if the dodo and its lessons live again. >> 260 i have. 260,000 pounds now. >> reporter: it's hard to put a price on a lesson. but auction house owner rupert
an idea. is this an example of man's folly? >> it really brings it home, that we can have a big impact on the environment. >> reporter: make no bones about it. >> animal and bird species are being made extinct at a faster rate than ever. and that is one way or another our fault, or mankind's fault. so whether we're actually learning the lesson, i don't think i'd like to say. >> reporter: or whether we'll become the next dodo. >> well, that's a possibility too. >> reporter: the bird went for -- >> 280,000 pounds. and sold for 280,000 -- >> reporter: about $416,000 with commissions. a big price for a big lesson. there are only about 20 complete dodo skeletons around. almost all of them like the one sold at the auction made up of bones from many birds. if you're going to eat a dodo, apparently you just stick the
police under fire. officers are ambushed during routine traffic stops in several states. >> this incident shows that that can happen right in our back yard. also tonight, the long shot of long shots. who's leading the battle for recount of the presidential election? help for the homeless. a simple program is making life on the streets more bearable. >> it kind of adds a little dignity back into the equation. and a family reunion. the women and their guardian angel. >> do you have any daughters of your own? >> no. those are my kids. >> announcer: this is the "cbs
it can happen in a split second. a police stop turns into an ambush. officers have been targeted several times this week. in detroit wayne state university officer collin rose was shot tuesday and died the next day. in idaho an officer was forced to react quickly when a suspect appeared suddenly. here's don dahler. >> reporter: officer tom woods was making a routine traffic stop when a man popped out of a trunk armed with a gun. woods wrestled him to the ground. ankeny says it could have ended badly. >> there have been a lot of events in the past few months that have been quite horrific and have shown a propensity of violence toward police. >> reporter: over the past week six officers were attacked in michigan, texas, missouri, florida, and idaho. this year alone, 60 officers have been shot and killed. 20 in ambushes. a 67% increase over last year.
front of headquarters. i need ems right now. >> reporter: 18 took place in texas, where last sunday san antonio detective benjamin marconi was shot in the head. the reasons are inclear. while some were retribution for shootings of blacks by white officers, most suspects in these police shootings were white men. last july texas lawmakers proposed a law making it a hate crime to target police after five officers were murdered. officer ray hunt. >> it definitelll an individual killing somebody simply because of the uniform that they're wearing. >> reporter: last night hundreds marched through the streets of san antonio in support of their slain men in blue. ? and on monday people gathered in chilly st. louis to honor an officer shot in the head during an ambush. >> thank you for being here. >> reporter: chief sam dotson.
do it safely. do it in pairs. but know that the community has your back. >> reporter: that officer is expected to survive. elaine, according to the national law enforcement officers memorial fund, this year has seen the most targeted attacks on police in over 20 years. >> don dahler. don, thank you. just when you thought the bitter presidential election was finally behind us, there is this -- the green party candidate is raising money to request recounts in three battleground states that gave donald trump the victory over anna werner is following this. >> reporter: jill stein has raised more than $4 million in just over 24 hours, all through donations to her website. >> our goal is to create a voting system that we can believe in. >> reporter: stein is questioning results in pennsylvania, where trump won by roughly 68,000 votes. wisconsin, where his margin of victory was a little over 27,000 votes. and michigan, which is still too close to call.
have in this election? >> let me be very clear. we do not have evidence of fraud. we do not have smoking guns. what we do have is an election that was surrounded by hacking. >> reporter: she points to the hacking of the democratic national committee and the hacks into the voter registration lists in arizona and illinois, hacks linked by u.s. investigators to russia. she says it all raises questions of fraud with electronic voting machines need for a count of the actual paper ballots. voting rights attorney john bonifaz is helping to drive the recount effort. >> the american people deserve public confidence in the integrity of our process, and if we don't ever look at the ballots and we don't ever verify the vote, why should we expect that public trust? >> reporter: what do you say to people who say donald trump won fair and square, you need to let it go and get over it? >> first of all, i'm engaged in this process as a small d
process. and i believe we ought to verify the vote regardless of who the winner was declared on election night. it may turn out that it doesn't change the outcome of the election, but it's a healthy process for us to engage in as a democracy. >> reporter: so what about hillary clinton? no comment from her camp. bonifaz says he approached clinton first about recounts but with no decision made he approached stein instead. the only comment from president-elect donald trump's team, elaine, was a tweet from "look who can't accept the election results," referring to clinton supporters. >> anna werner. anna, thank you. as the holiday rush got under way, highway safety regulators announce new guidelines to make smartphones less distracting. that includes locking drivers out of most apps while they're behind the wheel. here's kris van cleave. >> reporter: cell phone video shows this car accelerating, first to 83 miles per hour. the speed recorded by a
the car eventually hit more than 115. both people inside died when the driver lost control and struck a minivan, killing a mother, two of her children, and injuring three other people. it happened just nine minutes after the snapchat video was posted. the accident comes amid an alarming surge in deaths due in part to distracted driving. one of the worst culprits is using cell phones behind the wheel. deborah hersman is the former head of the ntsb. >> we put up with, in a permissive way, people talk on the phone, people texting, even though 46 states have laws banning texting. >> reporter: in the first half of 2016 well more than 17,000 people died in accidents. that's up 10.4% over last year. aaa expects 43.5 million americans to drive 50 miles or more this thanksgiving weekend, and the national safety council grimly predicts 437 will die in crashes. that's a 12% increase. >> we're raising speed limits. we're repealing helmet laws.
country that actually allow more fatalities to occur, and then we question why the number is rising. >> we have an immediate crisis on our hands. >> reporter: national highway traffic safety administrator mark rosekind. >> we've known distraction is a problem all the time. people are just sneaky, you know, where they're just putting things below visual and still on their phone. so these are problems that we know about that are clearly underestimated that are probably playing a big part in those increases. we just can't measure how much. >> reporter: drunk driving and not wearing a seat remain major issues. elaine, nhtsa and the national safety council have formed a coalition aimed at getting to zero traffic deaths in our lifetime. to start that, $3 million in seed money aimed at developing technologies and strategies to make the roads safer. >> kris van cleave. kris, thank you. the "cbs overnight news"
cities across the country are seeing a backlash against new taxes on streaming video. local governments are trying to make up for lost revenue when people cut the cord from their cable companies and switch to services like netflix and hulu. carter evans has more on this. >> this tax doesn't make sense. this was just a and that's all i've got to say. >> reporter: the pasadena city council has been taking heat for weeks after announcing a 9.4% tax on streaming video, calling it a utility, so it can be taxed like water and electricity. >> my constituents do not want this tax. >> reporter: even if it's just a couple of bucks to help out the city? >> even if it's just a couple of dollars that they're already -- it's being taxed twice. >> reporter: councilman tyrone hampton says the surprise tax was designed to make up for lost
rid of cable tv and home phones. >> i read it multiple times and i was just like, well, when did this happen? >> reporter: it happened when pasadena voters modernized a law in 2008 to tax cell phones like land lines, never anticipating it could be applied to video streaming. 41 california cities now have similar laws. >> folks are going to wake up and see tax line items on their netflix and hulu bills and they're not going to be happy. >> reporter: internet association director robert callahan believes cities could be violating federal law the government doesn't allow tax on the internet. >> utilities are electricity and water and sewer and all sorts of other types of actual utilities. websites and apps don't fit that mold whatsoever. >> reporter: that hasn't stopped cash-strapped cities across the country. chicago is currently being sued for charging a 9% tax on video streaming. and pennsylvania is charging a 6% tax on everything from apps to downloads to help close a
and now in the face of stiff opposition pasadena has put its new tax plan on hold. >> and where do we stop? is it hulu? is it netflix? is it pandora? every time you stream music in your car? i mean, where do we actually stop? >> reporter: cities in california still haven't started collecting the controversial and unpopular tax. and elaine, when they do, they'll likely end up in court. >> carter evans. carter, thanks. a wave of wildfires sweeping across israel. some may have been set. smoke has sickened dozens this week. tens of thousands have been forced from their homes. france, russia, and turkey are sending firefighters and equipment. an american service member was killed today by a roadside bomb in northern syria. no details were available, and the service member was not identified. several hundred americans are training syrian rebels who are fighting isis. in iraq a car bomb destroyed
today. at least 80 people were killed. dozens wounded. isis claimed responsibility. the white house says the attack was intended to inflame the divide between the two major factions of islam. around 5,000 american troops are serving in iraq, assisting in the effort to defeat isis there. for many it's their first thanksgiving away from home. holly williams spent time with some of them. >> reporter: just east of mosul we traveled with coloneltt sylvia today as he rallied troops from the 101st airborne division, dug in here for the battle against isis. >> we still have a mission here, and it's a dangerous mission, that we're here inside a combat zone. so we do say stay focused on the mission at hand. >> reporter: today they took time out from the fight -- >> happy thanksgiving. >> reporter: -- as colonel sylvia honored a long-standing military tradition. >> i don't know if i'm cutting fast enough for you guys.
serving the rank-and-file soldiers their thanksgiving lunch. >> you want some stuffing? >> reporter: the troops based at this logistics hub in shaquili are only 12 miles from mosul. >> any civilian activity in any of the buildings or anything like that? >> negative. we just have like weird lights coming -- >> reporter: three days ago they witnessed a massive blast when the iraqi army detonated an isis suicide truck packed with explosives about a mile and a >> it was like a mushroom cloud, the size of that thing. >> we felt it through the floor, sir. >> reporter: they're deadly weapons used by isis to slow down the progress of iraqi and u.s. coalition forces in the battle to retake mosul. colonel sylvia is on his fourth tour of duty in iraq. but for many of his soldiers it's their first. >> this is specialist kang. he's our medic, our one and only medic. >> reporter: they were children
2003. >> fantastic. >> reporter: a new generation of young americans serving in iraq, five years after the u.s. government said it was leaving the country for good. >> they didn't sign up because they wanted to come fight in iraq. they signed up because they wanted to serve their country. >> reporter: american service members could be here in iraq for many months to come. the u.s. military says over 1, 500 isis militants have been killed in the battle for mosul. but elaine, thext determined, and their tactics have slowed the offensive. >> holly williams with american troops in iraq. holly, thanks. next, a small gesture makes a huge difference for the homeless this thanksgiving. and later, this man made a difference in the lives of hundreds of women. they call him their guardian angel.
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in one of the country's richest cities thousands have no place to stay this thanksgiving. as their population grows, john blackstone reports on an effort to make their lives just a little more manageable. >> reporter: the latest count of homeless in los angeles shows the city has more than 43,000 people living on the streets.
angeles makeshift dwellings spread for block after block. few outsiders regularly walk these forbidding streets, but raquel beard has. >> people are dying every day here. the drug trade and drug usage is just out of control. property thefts are through the roof. >> reporter: she worked with the association of business owners in the skid row area who are being overwhelmed by the homeless. >> and there's no community outcry about that. >> reporter: because other people don't see it. >> out of sight, out of mind, let's just keep it there. >> reporter: but skid row also has those struggling to make better lives. they are helped at a warehouse called the bin. with nowhere to live, debra parra got a bin here to keep clean clothes, helping her hold down a job as a security guard. >> i leave my stuff here. so depending what job i'm doing. >> reporter: this makes it a little easier? >> oh, it sure does. a whole lot easier. >> they're all full. we have a waiting list.
ceo of chrislist, the homeless services organization that runs the bin. what does this represent? >> this represents the personal belongings and the life history of about 1,500 residents of the skid row area. >> reporter: users must check in at least once a week. a glass in there -- >> yeah. it's a drinking glass. >> reporter: toothbrush. >> toothbrush. >> reporter: levell liggins, living on the streets for 15 years, got a measure of safety when he got a bin. >> so the rule of the streets is whatever they find is theirs, they keep it, take, it move on. >> reporter: the bins order in often chaotic lives. >> when i come out and i roll out their bins, i'm treating it as a service to them. >> i got it. >> reporter: demetrius reed knows the bins from both sides. he was homeless until the job here helped him get a place to live. >> it kind of adds a little dignity back into the equation. >> reporter: as part of l.a.'s latest plan to help the homeless the city is looking to add thousands more bins, which can provide a modest step toward life off the street.
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president-elect donald trump says it's time to get past the bruising political campaign and move forward as one country. he made his comments in his videotaped thanksgiving address. >> we have before us the chance now to make history together, to bring real change to washington, real safety to our cities, and real prosperity to our communities, including our inner cities. so important to me and so important to our country. but to succeed we must the effort of our entire nation. >> mr. trump is spending the holiday at his estate in palm beach, florida. new york city's thanksgiving day parade went off without a hitch. ie isis had called for an attack, but more than 3.5 million people showed up anyway. heightened security included more than 3,000 officers, assault weapons, and bomb-sniffing dogs. more than 80 trucks loaded with sand blocked traffic. among the new balloons, a kite-flying charlie brown and a
a 7-year-old girl from aleppo, syria is thankful for a special gift. bana al abed posted a heartbreaking video this week from her war-torn city that caught the attention of "harry potter" author j.k. rowling. when rowling learned bana wanted to read one of her books, she sent the entire e-book collection. >> i started to reading your books. thank you very, very much. i love you. >> rowling tweeted back, "bana, this made me so happy. #standwithaleppo." next, he taught them how to
thanksgiving is a family holiday, and we end the broadcast with a visit to one of the closest families we know. they share a link not by blood but perhaps something stronger. here's michelle miller. >> don't cry. it's okay. they're happy tears. >> reporter: when the august martin angels hold a reunion -- >> yeah, yeah, joel ascher. >> reporter: joel ascher is the guest of honor.
high school hoops during his 30-year tenure he was coach, mentor, but most of all guardian angel. >> you can see the floor is not even. >> reporter: when ascher arrived in the late '70s the girls' team had no uniforms, no form of transportation. they didn't even have a basketball. >> the situation for girls' athletics in new york city was terrible. >> reporter: you felt they needed you. >> if they didn't have me, they had nobody. >> and this will do it! >> reporter: but in three years they went from a losing season to the city playoffs. >> joel >> reporter: by the late 1990s they'd earned 12 city trophies and four state championships. >> winning games was nice but it's not the ultimate goal. the bottom line was college and success. i would really get on them for schoolwork. i would check their report cards. there was no mercy with me. >> reporter: most of coach ascher's players went on to college, playing for such schools as stanford, wisconsin, ucla, and northeastern.
jenkins were on his 1988 championship team. >> we built a family while we were here. ash did so much for us. >> reporter: these days those roles have reversed. >> how are you? >> i'm here. >> reporter: a team of angels now watches over him. in their 40s and 50s they drive him to doctor's appointments. >> you started eating already, huh? >> reporter: take him out to dinner. >> do you have any daughters of your own? >> no. oh. >> reporter: coach ascher may have never been a father. >> we love you, ash! >> reporter: but it didn't stop him from acting like one. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. that's the overnight news for this friday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning."
york city i'm elaine quijano. captioning funded by cbs it's friday, november 25th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." black friday is under way. shoppers scrambling for the best deals of the holiday season, but is it worth it? president-elect trump tweets he is working hard, even on thanksgiving. what that might mean for thousands of american workers. and remembering a lovely lady. florence henderson, best known as mom to "the brady bunch," has died at the age of 82. ? one day when the lady met this fellow
good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with sad news in the sitcom world. actress florence henderson who played the ever cheerful mom on an iconic tv show has died. ? here's the story of a lovely lady who was bringing up three very lovely girls ? >> henderson was a broadway star before she became carol brady. the show about kids from two families was a '70s hit. "the brady bunch" one of the first american shows to focus on a nontraditional family. as the youngest of ten children, she knew firsthand about large families. maureen mccormick who played daughter marcia tweeted, you are in my heart forever florence.
los angeles hospital last night and she was 82. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will have more on actress florence henderson. millions of americans are making the transition today between an old tradition and a new one. fueled with calories from thanksgiving dinner, they are heading out in search of holiday shopping bargains. roxana saberi is among them in queens, new york. good morning! >> good morning. this jcpenney in queens, new york, opened yesterday at 3:00 night and into today. the store manager told us up to 30,000 people shopped here yesterday. he is expecting more people today, in what many retailers predict will be a very strong day of sales across the country. more than 137 million americans will go shopping for big bargains this holiday weekend. most of them today. >> i got a tent right over there. a sleeping bag and a couple of blankets and a couple of chairs.
up camp at a store in ft. worth, texas. he was one of the first to cash in on black friday sales. online sales are expected to climb as much as 10% compared to 2015. online many started black friday shopping on thanksgiving thursday.many started black fri shopping on thanksgiving thursday. hundreds lined up for blocks in queens, new york, to grab deals at jcpenney and others waited for hours at this best buy store in glendale, california. >> i don't condone this black friday shog. even though i'm here right now. i think it's horrible to do it on thanksgiving, but i can't deny that there is a good deal on thanksgiving. >> reporter: experts say it's a good idea to have a shopping list. >> if you're just walking around the mall and in and out of stores, you're going to get frustrated and tired and want to leave and say everyone is getting a gift card. >> reporter: the national retail federation estimates the average american will shell out $589 this season for holiday gifts.
the national retailers association says this year, gift cards are high on women's gift lists, while men prefer electronic gadgets like this. so if you haven't done your shopping, anne-marie, here you go. >> i have not. thank you, roxana saberi, in queens, new york. coming up on "cbs this morning," cyber shopping safety. tips on how to protect yourself from fraud during the holiday shopping season. the parade of cabinet donald trump's door paused during thanksgiving, but there was still buzzing at high profile jobs that are still unfilled. in the meantime, mr. donald trump followed up on a campaign college to stop an american company from closing a u.s. plant. president-elect donald trump took to twitter this thanksgiving to say he is working hard to keep manufacturing in america, urging air-conditioner manufacturer carrier to rethink plans to move 2,000 jobs to mexico.
carrier has had discussions with the incoming administration and we look forward to working together. nothing to announce at this time. mr. trump's adviser, kellyanne conway, spent thanksgiving weighing in on 2012 gop nominee mitt romney who was on the short list to be secretary of state, despite his fierce criticism of trump during the campaign. >> donald trump is a phony, a fraud. >> reporter: conway tweeted on led to a deluge of messages warning against romney. she checked a post-list of attributes she believes to make a secretary of state, loyal is being one of them. the president-elect is also expected to tap billionaire investor wilbur ross for commerce secretary. ross splits his time between new york and his home in florida just down the street from mr. trump's. hillary clinton's campaign is being asked to demand recounts
some data experts and election lawyers want to make sure hackers didn't affect the results. clinton has not responded, but another candidate is taking action. anna werner reports. >> reporter: jill stein has raised more than $4 million in just over 24 hours, all through donations to her website. >> our goal is to create a voting system that we can believe in. >> reporter: stein is questioning results in pennsylvania, where trump won by roughly 68,000 votes and wisconsin, where victory was a little over 27,000 votes and michigan which is still too close to call. what evidence of fraud do you have in this election? >> let me be very clear. we do not have evidence of fraud. we do not have smoking guns. what we do have is an election that was surrounded by hacking. >> reporter: she points to the hacking of the democratic national committee and the hacks into the voter registration lists in arizona and illinois. hacks linked by u.s.
she says it all raises questions of fraud with electronic voting machines that demonstrates the need for a count of the actual paper ballots. voting rights attorney john bonafaze is helping to drive the recount effort. >> if we don't ever look at the ballots and we don't ever verify the vote, why should we expect that public trust? >> reporter: what do you say to people who say donald trump won fair and square. you need to let it go and get over it? >> i'm engaged in this process as a small democrat. i believe in the democratic process and i believe we ought to verify the vote, regardless of who the winner was declared on election night. it may turn out it doesn't change the turnout of the election but it's a healthy process for us to engage in as a democracy. >> what about hillary clinton? no comment from her camp.