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plus his holiday message for a troubled world. >> we'll look at how pope francis barn stormed across the globe on his mission of change. >> and rita moreno. >> your world in 90 seconds.
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tanker truck ignited at a gas plant in nigeria. >> a deadly shooting at a mall in north carolina. an off duty officer shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at him. >> new protests on the streets of chicago over the death of a teenager shot 1 6 times by a police officer. >> all that -- >> oakland takes it in overtime. >> and the raiders off the right way. >> go raiders. >> and all that matters. >> according to norad, santa claus may have already paid you a visit. >> a lunch lady silences a high
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merry little christmas now >> this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota. let's go places. merry christmas and welcome to "cbs this morning." we recorded parts of this broadcast in the days leading up >> merry christmas on this christmas morning. >> absolutely. >> merry christmas. >> i'm wearing the sweater you got me, charlie. i'm not sure i like it. >> i'm not sure i would have bought this sweater. >> charlie says, it's make this clear. i picked this out of my closet this morning. it looked better on the hanger. >> anything sparkly is good. i came wrapped in a bow. >> pope francis this morning is
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celebrations of christmas day. tens of thousands crowded into st. peters square at the vatican. he prayed for peace in a world facing war, poverty. just ahead we'll take a look at the pope's monumental year. a massive storm system across the southeast and midwest spawned at least 30 tornados in eight states wednesday. at least 14 people have died. manuel is in mississippi. he shows us the chaotic scene. >> reporter: mississippi was hardest hit seeing at least a dozen tornados in the outbreak. parts of the community of holly springs are in shambles. from the air, the path of destruction is clear. >> i told my wife, run and get in the shower, in the tub. >> reporter: his home was a total loss. >> i looked up, the roof was
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>> reporter: governor phil bryant says he will ask president obama to declare mississippi a disaster. >> it is difficult particularly this time of year to see such damage and know that heartbreaks go along with that damage. that families have lost loved ones. >> reporter: this is the town of chul la homa, mississippi. people here lost homes and this church, a tornado sliced right through it. the pastor told us that the congregation still plans to hold services in the parking lot. >> i call it in a hit in the gut. >> reporter: a hit in the gut. >> just knock you off your feet. pastor barry reynolds is trying to figure out how to comfort his parishioners.
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another tornado tore down power lines and left a trail of debris in modesto. one person is dead after a shooting at a busy north carolina mall. a dispute between two groups led to gunfire. shoppers took cover in stores. an off-duty officer shot and killed the gunman. time for a check of your local weather. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by
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he joins us from the potter house church in dallas. merry christmas. >> good morning, merry christmas to all of you. >> in the context of what norah just said about spirituality today and the conflicts in the world and the pain in the world and terrorism in the world, what is your christmas message to your congregation and to people around the world on this christmas? >> well, first, let me comment that i think that the stats don't really take into consideration the way that people ingest information today. i know our church has really had to rehaul to keep up with the streaming and technology. it doesn't always require that you go into a physical building. much like universities, people are finding new and interesting ways to receive information. my message to the nation is a message of brotherhood and hope. if we would get down to the most simplistic messages that christ taught, and that is love the lord thy god with all thy heart,
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neighbor as thyself, we wouldn't have as many conflicts as we have right now. my hope and prayer and desire is that we would become more loving. we can't change the world but we can touch the person across the street. >> we can do that, but so many people don't. how do you reassure people who are very afraid. very troubling times in racial issues, politically, religiously. how do you reassure people? >> you know, i think the unique thing that we have today is that we access information so quickly. being a person who grew up in the '60s, we were having great racial conflicts even then. that's not anything new, but we are bombarded with those images in an unprecedented way. terrorism is a new dimension to the degree that it is coming and the source that it's coming, but we've always been terrorized in some way or another due to hostility of evil people.
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ourselves with our convictions of faith. we do live in a contemporary society that has conflict and people who do not hold the values that we hold dear. and when we find them we have to deal with them, whether they're a terrorist, drug dealers or policemen who have gone awry. we have to be aware that evil is a possibility no matter the nationality, color or country. >> as a man of faith, what is your reaction to some of the anti-muslim rhetoric? >> you know, i think that we -- as a christian, it's important that while we hold dear to our belief systems that we also understand and respect other people and their belief systems as well. and to realize what's in the context of any religious shroud there are always extreme views who use those relidgejgiosityies for their own purposes and we cannot judge the whole by the few.
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be vigilant and watchful, but it's to our detriment to focus on one group of people when recent information shows us that we're seeing terrorism comes in all colors, all kinds, all classes. and i think it's very detrimental for us to target one group of people only to understand that there are all people who are susceptible to being terrorists in our current contemporary society. >> the book is about destiny. what's your destiny? >> my destiny is to help other people reach theirs. and when i realized that, i became, to a large degree, a spiritual teacher, a spiritual available to me. to try to help other people move forward in their lives. i don't know whether it's the nostalgia of getting older or what it is, but i'm very concerned about the next generation, that we arm them with the tools and the equipment that they need to facilitate their future and not to stand in their way but to help ease the
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through a very perplexing world and a very confusing time. i wrote about that in the book "destiny." >> i'm sorry to interrupt you. but there are those who say that young people are not as interested in, as the polls show, in official church, an official religion. >> i'm glad you brought that up, charlie. one of the amazing things i'm finding is i work with millennials. while they're not as apt to go into a building, that also goes to their work style. they don't want to come to a building to work. we've had 40,000 people per week streaming our services. i've had to learn to adopt to how they choose to receive information. it is not the building that's important. it is the message that's important. christ never saw a sanctuary like we see today in our contemporary society. and our fidelity cannot be to
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denominations but our fidelity must be to the word of god and the propelling of the message of love, hope and peace. >> you've written about instinct, forgiveness, purpose. i'm fascinated why you chose the topic of destiny in particular? >> because i think that we need to understand that we have a guide and a compass and a course of life. the apostle paul said i have finished my course, while in reality many people today don't even know their course. they're just going through the motions of the treadmill of life in the absence of a sense of purpose and a sense of destiny. destiny is what draws us. if you think, gayle, of instincts being metal, think of destiny as being the magnet that pulls us toward an expected end. most of us end up in the greatest careers and the fulfilling lives. there was a proclivity to be
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i try to point that out that destiny pulls you away from distractions and side roads that we've all gotten into from time to time and gets us back on course. we need people on course doing the thing that they were created to do. >> bishop jakes, your book resonated with me because you write that destiny is spelled prioritize. and you say prioritize your relationship, prioritize your finance, prioritize what's important for you. how important is that for people to step back and say focus on the most important things in your life? >> you know, when we do step back, we find that we're bombarded with so much noise. we have so much noise coming at us through the technology that we've created. as good as it is on one hand, many times it advertises what's going on with this person or that person. we want to be like the kardashians or the presidents or the senator or some actor, and
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of other people's lives to the detriment of our own. in the stillness and the quietness of introspection, you can then begin to re-evaluate at this stage of my life, am i doing the thing that gives me the most fulfillment? and i might also say to your viewers today that many times what gave you fulfillment at one stage of your life may not be what gives you the fulfillment at the next stage of your life. give yourself permission to move on and don't remain loyal to who you used to be at the detriment of the potential of who you can be. >> understand that, gayle. >> that's good advice. >> so many people miss that message. i love that sentiment of that. >> but it really is an important message to have because like everything that is created, we evolve, we develop, we move forward, we go through seasons, we go through stages. and it doesn't mean that you fail because a season is over. it just means that you are progressing into the next dimension of your life.
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don't fight some of the things that worry fighting now. we're so afraid of age, we're so a afraid of not staying in one spot and not doing what we're expected to do rather than what we are created to do. >> you can't be afraid of age. certainly better than the alternative on this christmas morning. bishop t.j. jakes, always good to see you on this christmas day. >> thank you for having me. merry christmas, everyone. >> the same to you. >> say a prayer for us. >> pope francis, he used to say that, too, to everyone, say a prayer for me. he enjoyed a remarkable year. he continued his fearless attempts to tackle global issues head-on. millions of american catholics. the highlight was his visit to the united states. allen pizzey followed the pope's travels around the world this year. >> reporter: pope francis set his tone for 2015 in the philippines braving typhoon
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poncho that the faithful wore. not quite walking on water but close enough. he logged 50,000 air miles through 11 countries spreading a message based on mercy, family, environment. his plain speaking attitude kept francis deep in controversy and enhanced his popularity. a confession to the drawback of being pope was not being able to go out for pizza prompted a naples pizzamaker to deliver one to the pope mobile. he paid him back by going to where the law feared to tread. and a phrase, corrupt society stinks. as spring came to the vatican, he was in full bloom, canonizing saints from what was 19th century palestine bolstered cristians of the middle east.
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displeased israel. his signature moment of the year was a clarion call for action on environment. and he took the message to the major seats of power, starting with the white house, where he made his first ever speech in english. >> i can grateful for your welcome welcome. >> pope francis of the holy see. >> the first ever address by a pope to a giant meeting of congress and managed to both please and disconcert politicians on both sides of the political spectrum. his reasoned and calm delivery. >> in our own quiet way sustain the life of society. >> was such a stark contrast to normal political dialogue in washington that it had hundreds of viewers tweeting along the lines of, congress, listen to this man. in a follow-up speech at the
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to nearly 150 heads of state. any harm done to the environment is harm done to humanity. massive security, which aides said the pope hated, kept crowd numbers down from his usual draw, but not the enthusiasm he generated. and on the home front, francis overcame opposition from within the curiae to begin reforming the bureaucracy and made apologies for a series of scandals in the vatican that included gay sex and drug abuse. i want, in the name of the church, to give forgiveness for the scandal. he convinced, some said bull ed, the synod of bishops to take a new stance toward ss gay couples and help in getting annulments.
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make a grueling trip to africa, one is considered to be the most dangerous stop by a modern pope. it will encompass everything the pope does in 2016. his visit to mexico in february will focus on immigration and put him into the mix in the republican primaries. one other issue is his health. francis suffered from sciatica, has only one lung and just turned 79. will he finally slow down? maybe even take a break? maybe. the only predictable thing about pope francis is that he will do the unpredictable. for "cbs this morning" allen pizzey, rome. >> i don't see him taking a break, do you, guys? >> a remarkable impact on how we think about church. >> interesting to see what he does in this next year. >> can we just say, when he was here you covered him in the united states. one of the best pictures, it had
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>> i did get to meet him. >> i've held hands with the dalai lama and shaken hands with the pope. life is good. stars like america ferrera or saluting rita moreno at this year's kennedy center honors. >> when you followed your dream, you gave me the allowance to follow mine. >> how she fought prejudice on the way to stardom. plus, did you get any swarovski crystals under your tree this christmas? we'll take you to the austrian alps to see how all that glitters doesn't have to be gold. and an abbey road odyssey. how the professional home of the beatles is keeping true to its
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alone one that started out self-publish with illustrations drawn by a friend. swedish author and behavioral scientist carl johann earlen said he came up with the idea watching his mom sleep in the car. >> i woke her up. idea. we've got to write this down. we started to look for paper >> reporter: how did you test it? >> i went to preschools and asked them to read it when they have this group nap time. and they did for a week. they were pretty amazed. >> reporter: now some people can fall asleep right away. i was curious if it would work on my own son. very tired now. it didn't happen immediately. but when i read it the second time, he fell asleep. but it doesn't work on every child. a quarter of the amazon reviews are just one star. big fat freaking fail, writes one parent. my 2-year-old hates this book and begs me to not read it writes another. and it goes against the advice
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kids need to learn to fall asleep on their own. but gaddis says it's been a lifesave are for her family. >> it's been effective and puts me to sleep. >> reporter: isn't that the dream of every parent? vinita nair, cbs news, new york. many california residents are splitting a tax refund of more than $3 million. erin received nearly $28,000 from santa clara county. more than 200 other homeowners
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welcome back to "cbs this morning" on this christmas day. coming up in this half hour, from audrey hepburn to rihanna, stars find themselves dazzled by those swarovski crist always. major garrett goes behind the scenes in austria to see what makes them shine. washington celebrates five entertainment legends on the kennedy center honors. cbs tuesday night will bring you the special. the winners are recognized for a lifetime of artistic achievement. >> rita moreno, viewers watched her turn as anita in the classic "west side story." she took michelle miller on a journey back. da da da da da da >> reporter: to fully appreciate the barrier-breaking career of rita moreno -- where was home for you?
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minutes with her in her bronx home. >> i need to get out of here. oh, my goodness. what an honor. >> reporter: here the puerto rican transplant turned hollywood starlet is still thrilling fans. >> oh, my god. you're so beautiful. >> did you live around here? >> yeah. i lived around the block. >> reporter: moreno moved here at the age of 5 traveling from puerto rico to new york on a ship with her newly divorced mother. >> "west side story." he's got goose bumps. >> reporter: though revered now moreno's earliest memories in america weren't so positive, her journey not so welcoming. >> i ran into racist stuff quickly even when i didn't
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even though i could feel the hatred. and i grew up feeling inferior to just about everybody in the world. >> reporter: dance lessons provided an escape when she was just 6. a natural performer she was entertaining in nightclubs by the age of 9, and at 13 she earned her first part on broadway. >> i wanted to be a movie star, first of all. i wanted to be elizabeth taylor. >> reporter: moreno styled herself to look like the popular film actress in large part because taylor's dark hair resembled her own. had. there were none, there was nobody in the movies who resembled me in any way. >> reporter: after a talent agent spotted her at a dance recital, she landed a contract with mgm studios and moved to hollywood, but it didn't take long before moreno found herself being typecast.
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played polynesians. every one of them, without exception, were usually characters who had absolutely no education, who could barely speak english, who had thick accent accents. >> my name is tuptim. i already speak english. >> it was limiting and it was humiliating and it was hurtful. >> reporter: was it a compromise? >> oh, of course it was. absolutely. but i always felt that somehow, someday, someone would see me and say, that girl has talent and i'm going to do something for her. somehow >> reporter: her someday came at the age of 26 when she was tapped to play anita in "west side story." i like to be in america okay by me in america >> i finally found a role model. >> why would you want to go back to puerto rico.
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>> it's so good there? we had nothing. >> the first time i had ever played a young hispanic woman who had a sense of dignity, who had a sense of self-respect. >> reporter: she won an oscar for that performance. visiting the playground where many of the movie's scenes were shot, moreno remembered the significance of her win. what did that night mean? >> oh, it's hard to find words for it because, as everybody who wins an oscar will tell you, it takes almost a month or so to really believe it. my winning the oscar had a huge effect on the hispanic community. >> reporter: ironically winning an oscar did not widen the road to great film roles, so moreno shifted her focus to the stage. >> hey, you guys! >> reporter: and the small screen. they call me broadway bob >> reporter: she won a grammy for her singing on the children's television show "the electric company."
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>> reporter: earned two emmys for appearances on "the muppet show" and "the rockford files." >> boy, you had me scared here. everything's coming up roses >> reporter: and she won a tony for her performance in a role she revised in the film version. >> i'm a person who perseveres. you fall down and you get up. you dust yourself off and keep moving in that direction. >> reporter: now 83 with more than 40 films and just as many television shows under her belt, moreno was not only getting respect, she's in demand. she recently guest starred in the peabody award winning tv show "jane the virgin."
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>> i'm now called the pioneer, which i think is kind of charming. >> reporter: it's been nearly eight decades since that 5-year-old girl lived in an overcrowded tenement on this block, and in that time rita moreno has become the role model she never had. what is most rewarding for you? >> most rewarding really is just being here now and having all these wonderful things happening to me, particularly since i'm one of the honorees for the kennedy center honors. and what's important about that kind of honor and recognition is that it's for a lifetime of work. >> reporter: are you pinching yourself? >> all the time. all the time. i just feel so fortunate and privileged and more than ever i feel very latina. >> and our thanks to michelle miller for that terrific interview.
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the winners of the 28th annual kennedy center honors tuesday night at 9:00, 8:00 central right here on cbs. >> it's a good show, we already know. we were there. a terrific show. >> you just have to take our advice it was good. isn't it great to see rita moreno, so, so, strong, so, so proud and loving what she's doing. >> but the rest of the honorees the same way. >> that's true. >> sicily tyson, 90. >> just when you think they can't find anybody else, it just goes to show you there's a lot of talent in this country. >> that they haven't recognized. >> certainly more to come. their cut crystals grace the shoes of dorothy and the gloves of michael, as in jackson. we visit the austrian headquarters of swarovski crystals to see how a family-owned business became a multibillion dollar empire.
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this year marked 120 years of business for the crystal giant swarovski. from the king of pop to the
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them shine from head to toe right down to the fancy footwear that helped define the wizard of oz. major garrett visited the headquarters of the multibillion dollar enterprise in the austrian alps. >> there's no place like home. >> reporter: the ruby slippers have no rubies. >> darling, i am sorry, but i lost my key. >> reporter: the dime tiara audrey hepburn wore in "breakfast at tiffany's "has has no diamond at all but plenty of swarovski crystal. the same is true of michael jackson's iconic glove, the prototype for elton john's crown -- happy birthday mr. president >> reporter: -- and marilyn monroe's dress the night she serenaded president kennedy. daniel swarovski founded his company in the late 19th sen tur we the idea of bringing the look of royalty to the commoner by selling them cut glass instead. nadja swarovski is daniel's
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the only woman on the executive board. >> he created the affordable diamond. yes, it is an illusion of a diamond, but the diamond is nothing but a material that captured the light and refractures it. >> reporter: for more than 120 years swarovski has permeated american pop culture. atop the christmas tree in rockefeller center, on the chandeliers at the metropolitan opera, and in the glittery curtain at the oscars. rihanna's see-through crystal dress was shimmering with swarovski when she accepted an icon award. the company's headquarters sit at in base of the austrian alps in wattens. no strangers, no competitors, this was as close as we could get. marcus swarovski is the founder's great-great-gran nephew. >> it's sand, water and fire. >> reporter: it's a secret how you do it?
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we try to protect what is important for us. but it's not rocket science. >> reporter: when cut a certain way, sand, water and fire can look like a glowing flower. before you see what looks like the world's biggest diamond in the chambers of wonder. giant crystal chandeliers in dark hallways lead to crystal rep la kas of the taj mahal and the empire state building. artisan richard fuller created a crystal dome to look and feel like the inside of a crystal. public reaction varies from exhilaration to depression. >> it's kind of disconcerting. >> reporter: outside a shimmering pool reflecting crystal cloud. 800,000 crystals suspended in air, light dancing with each shifting ray of sun. tourists come in droves to what is now austria's second most popular attraction. the swarovski see crystals as entertainers in their own right.
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illusions and memories like rihanna's dress. >> a protagonist for that dress. the same kind of spirit which we've seen when mare rin monroe singing happy birthday for john f. kennedy, to be a part in such kind of important pop culture moments is something which makes us really, really proud. >> reporter: swarovski has a pop culture side of its business. like michael jackson's glove, well in hand. the retail side the trickier. finickier consumer taste and low costs from china are two reasons. bottom line this generation of swarovskis has their work cut out for them. charlie? >> thank you. you know it's interesting this story, these old european families that created a business that exists today. >> and they still do it better than anybody else. just beautifully done. >> craftsmanship, craftsmanship. >> it really is. it's timeless, too. maybe timeless isn't the word. it's iconic.
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i've never been to austria, but if i go, i want to go there. have you been to austria, charlie? >> yes. >> have you been to austria? >> i have not. i like anything that sparkles especially on christmas. >> i'm with you. >> she's thinking tiffany. >> i'm thinking bigger than that. >> they don't have diamonds at tiffany. >> yes, they do, i think. i love tiffany. we take you to the studio that created "toy story" how pioneers like steve jobs and george lucas helped shake up the
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christmas is a lot of special things. for most people it means spending time with family and sort of reflecting. taking a break from work. >> that's the most important thing. the presents are great. we all like the presents, but it really is a coming together of the people you love and the people that love you. nothing better than that. >> but the one thing that always brought me back home was christmas. >> yeah, i know. christmas, to be with your family and your friends. >> and also i do think whether you're spiritual or not, christmas is all about others because you spend a lot of time what would mean a lot. >> think about me, something nice. >> when you're not wandering. >> something sparkly. >> something sparkly. >> another first for the team. they tag and track sharks in the gulf of mexico and jeff glor
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"cbs this morning" continues in a moment. the headlines. you would think a book that puts
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destined for the bargain bin. instead, it's on amazon's best-seller list. vinita nair shows why it's a huge success. >> oh, no, we'll have to start all over. >> reporter: like most 2-year-olds hudson is not a big fan of nap time. >> that's one of the biggest issues for parents is how do i get a child to go to sleep. >> reporter: that's why his mom bailey was eager to try a book that eases a child into slumber. >> i'm going to tell you the story that can make you feel very sleepy. >> reporter: it's called "the rabbit who wants to fall asleep." the yawns are written into the story. the characters have names like the heavy-eyed owl and the sleepy snail. there are even notes for when you should read slowly. >> allow yourself to fall asleep. >> reporter: it worked on hudson. it's worked on so many kids that it's become an amazon best-seller in the u.s. and five other countries.
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alone one that started out sell published with illustrations drawn by a friend. swedish author and behavioral scientist carl-johan ehrlin said he came up with the idea watching his mom sleep in the car. >> i woke her up. i told her, oh, i got this great idea. we've got to write this down. we started to look for paper everywhere. >> reporter: how did you test it? >> i went to preschools and asked them to read it when they have this group nap time. and they did for a week. they were pretty amazed. >> reporter: now some people can fall asleep right away. i was curious if it would work on my own son. very tired now. it didn't happen immediately. but when i read it the second time, he fell asleep. but it doesn't work on every child. a quarter of the amazon reviews are just one star. "big fat freaking fail" writes one parent. "my 2-year-old hates this book and begs me to not read it" writes another. and it goes against the advice of many sleep experts who say
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asleep on their own. but gaddis says it's been a lifesaver for her family. >> it's really effective and it puts me to sleep. >> reporter: isn't that the dream of every parent? vinita nair, cbs news, new york. this christmas many california residents are splitting a tax refund of more than $3 million. erin received nearly $28,000 yesterday from santa clara county. more than 200 other homeowners will also get refunds for being overtaxed.
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i'm jamie yucas.
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december 25th, 2015. merry christmas! welcome back to "cbs this morning." there's more real news ahead, including a trip to the gulf of mexico. find out how old oil rigs are becoming homes for sharks. but first here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> it's devastated everybody. >> emergency declarations are in place in three southern states rocked by violent weather. christmas eve shooting at a busy north carolina mall. >> pope francis is leading the christmas day. tens of thousands crowded into st. peter's square. >> just a remarkable impact he's had on the way we think about church. >> the year of mercy coming up. >> my prayer and my desire is loving. we can't change the world, but we can touch the person across the street. >> what is most rewarding for you? >> being here now and having all these wonderful things happening to me. >> i'm not sure i would have
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>> charlie said let's make this clear. i picked it out of my closet this morning and it looked better on the hanger. >> it's the sand, water and fire. it's a secret how you do it. >> we live in a competitive world. we try to protect what is important for us but it's not rocket science. >> i like anything that sparkles, especially on christmas. >> i'm with you. >> she's thinking tiffany. >> i've got you. >> i'm thinking bigger than that. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. we hope you are enjoying a wonderful christmas morning. we recorded part of this broadcast in the days leading up to the holidays. >> and we hope that you got a nicer looking sweater than the one i'm wearing right now. i know i'm obsessing about this. i picked it out of my closet, i did, because it looked good on the hanger. >> was the room dark?
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you know, we get up early, charlie of the alternative is to take it off and sit here in my bra and that wouldn't be good for anybody. we're trying to get viewers. >> i'm glad that we're all being charitable on this christmas morning. >> no documents about my sweater? >> i think you look beautiful. >> it doesn't work today. thank you, norah. right now let's head over to the newsroom for a check of the morning headlines. >> good morning and merry christmas, i'm vinita nair. pope francis calls for peace this christmas day in a world torn by extremist attacks. tens of thousands showed up at the vatican to hear the pope's annual address. he said only god's mercy can free humanity from evil. worshippers filled the church of the nativity in bethlehem for morning mass. tornados pound more areas in the southeast as a week of unusual weather rages on. violent storms swept through multiple states on christmas eve. many people this morning are assessing the damage.
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three governors have declared states of emergency. >> it is difficult, particularly this time of year, to see such damage and know that heartbreaks go along with that damage. that families have lost loved ones. >> in the west a rare scene in northern california thursday where two tornados touched down. nobody there was seriously hurt. and it is not feeling a lot coast. new york city already broke its christmas day record hitting a high of 66 degrees just after midnight this morning. temperatures as far south as atlanta could reach into the 70s. one person is dead in a shooting at a north carolina mall on christmas eve. [ gunfire ] >> police say a fight between two groups escalated. one man pulled a gun and opened fire. panicked shoppers ran for cover. >> i was walking back out and somebody had a gun. everybody started running to the back.
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store, so i started running and crying. >> police say an off-duty officer heard the gunfire and rushed to the scene. he shot and killed the gunman. overseas, a gas explosion thursday killed about 100 people in nigeria. the disaster took place in a predominantly christian community in southeast nigeria. victims were waiting for cooking gas for christmas when the fire broke out. some vindication this morning for americans held hostage in iran 36 years ago. each of the 53 honlstages or their estates will receive up to $4.4 million in compensation. this comes from a provision in the spending bill approved last week. thousands of people spent christmas eve on a florida beach for what's billed as the world's largest surfing santa event. santas in full costume hit the waves at cocoa beach. dozens of others arrived by air, but not with reindeer, they parachuted in. it is almost 8:05, time now to check your local weather.
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weather. they recently wrapped up their expedition in the gulf of mexico. they track and tag sharks all around the world. we were there when they were catching, tagging and releasing their first shark in north atlantic waters. jeff was also with the team on its latest trip. jeff, good morning. christmas. the gulf has received enormous attention in recent years, mostly for what went wrong. the deepwater horizon oil spill to start. five years after that disaster parts of the gulf of teaming with life, including o-search studying how many sharks are there and where they're going. >> yeah, finely, looking good old cool. >> she's a 10-foot-long tiger shark, the first tiger shark at the laboratory. >> here it is, finely the tiger
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mexico. >> last month this group wrapped an expedition off the coast of texas. chris fischer is their leader. >> tiger shark, sort of the leader of the gulf? >> yes. tiger sharks love to come into beaches and estuaries as well as roam offshore. >> they tagged four sharks with gps trackers, two tigers and two hammerheads. they're posting all their data to their website, in the process bringing global attention to a body of water with an often muddy reputation. >> a lot of people think of the gulf as a mess, largely because of the spill. what kind of shape is the gulf in? >> i think the gulf is in pretty good shape. if you talk to the people out there fishing, it's rebounding, full of life. >> and he hopes, full of sharks. removed too many from their natural place at the top of the food chain and second tier predators would roam. uneaten and unchecked, devouring
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throwing the entire ecosystem offbalance. in the gulf ocearch is optimistic. over the past few decades, the influx of oil rigs has created artificial reefs. >> right now we are 30 miles offshore. there are about 4,000 active oil rigs in the gulf of mexico. above water they are steel, stark, industrial. but under water, an explosion of life. >> you also have to keep in mind these oil and gas platforms have been in for decades. no one quite realized how great ecosystems would be formed around them. >> greg stunz is the director at texas a&m at corpus christi. >> we'll be fishing -- >> he's one of the scientists working in the gulf. >> you've been down diving on many of these reefs. >> yes. >> when you first saw one of these undersea worlds, what was your reaction? >> just the sheer size is quite amazing. from the surface of the water
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nothing. as soon as you dive down a few feet and see the size of building under water. and then of course the next thing you see is the abundance - of marine life, particularly fish that are just everywhere. >> over time man made structures become artificial reefs by attracting a whole food chain. eventually the lions of the ocean, sharks. they also attract controversy. usually when a rig is retired and a decision needs to be made, should parts of it stay and be permanently reefed or go. >> this is a tricky issue, though. everybody agrees that there are environmental benefits to it, but some say we're against reefing regardless of where it is or when it is because it just encourages the oil companies to drill more, true? >> well, yes and no. many say it's just ocean dumping, you're just leaving the trash. believe it or not the oil and gas companies don't want to do this.
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worth way more for them to bring in it. a lot of the concern some may have is it's oil and gas and oil and gas doesn't always have the best reputation. >> look, ocean first. great grandchildren first. if you want an abundant future for the gulf of mexico, it would be an absolute catastrophe to not reef every single one of those rigs you can. >> for now, big oil's trash is fischer's treasure. finely and her friends will provide data scientists have never had. where gulf sharks are mating, breeding and traveling. what threats are real, versus imagined. >> it's kind of crazy to be pioneering this kind of work in 2015. you would have thought it was done a long, long time ago and it's crucial because we should all be absolutely terrified of an ocean with no sharks. if that is the case, there simply will not be fish sandwiches for our children to eat.
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tagged in cape cod is perhaps its most famous. mary lee has traveled more than 26,000 miles since 2012. at last check she was pinging off the coast of atlantic city, new jersey. norah. >> jeff, thanks. fascinating indeed. and a comes treat for beatles fans. we'll show you how beatles lovers can bond with the fab four. charlie d'agata gets a rare look inside the hallowed halls of abbey road. that's ahead here on "cbs this morning." f year coughing...sniffling... and wishing you could stay in bed all day. when your cold is this bad...
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christmastime is here again christmastime is here again >> one of the world's most famous music landmarks is finding a new voice. fans of the beatles and other recording greats now have an all-access pass to abbey road studios online. earlier this year charlie d'agata got real access to the real thing. he shows us how it continues to create magic and mystique. >> reporter: it has become a mecca for music fans the world over, where they come to follow in the footsteps of the beatles and make their own mark on the studio where the beatles made
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i want to hold your hand i want to hold your hand >> reporter: but in 1969, it was one album in particular that put abbey road on the map, journalist and author andrew mueller says things might have been very different had the band not been near the end of their long and winding road. >> that album was going to be called everest. and they would do the publishing in the foothills of the great mountain, then someone suggested that flying all the way there to do a photo was a schlep. why not go out and have the record called abbey road and be done with it. i sure of hope that this famous image is because the beatles couldn't be bothered to get on a plane at that point. >> reporter: from the myth to the mythology. over the years maybe millions of fans have made the pilgrimage to this crosswalk, the most famous in rock 'n' roll.
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came to an end until now. >> welcome to abbey road. >> reporter: thanks to a new collaboration with google, abbey road studios has opened its doors for the very first time. >> where only legends have been able to step inside. >> reporter: a virtual mystery tour offering 360-degree views, games and gadgets, an interactive abbey road experience. the real abbey road isn't open to the public or the press for that matter. it's a fully operational recording studio. we came early. no self-respecting rock star would be up at this hour. >> the sound of a room makes the room special. >> reporter: not much has changed. chief sound engineer told us if it was good enough for the beatles -- >> you start playing around with the floor or the walls you we don't want to change the sound.
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>> reporter: meant to sound live as if you were standing there. when the beatles brought 190 songs to the world recorded right here. and if a band is only as good as its songs, then the band's records are only as good as the equipment used to record them. how many microphones have you got? >> oh, thousands. >> reporter: these things are not just for show. >> no, absolutely not. day. >> reporter: pink floyd epic. the dark side of the moon >> reporter: sam smith. you'd say i'm sorry believe me i love you >> reporter: and amy wine house's last recording session
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months before she died. this hasn't changed. >> this room. >> reporter: it's the studio's rich history that lends it such soul. like the steinway piano that's been in use for more than 60 years. maybe one little tinkle couldn't hurt. >> this features quite heavily on -- penny lane is in my ears and in my eyes >> it's also the piano used on -- lady madonna children at your feet wonder how you manage to make ends meet >> you can explore this studio and discover what goes on. >> reporter: and while the virtual tour might not be the same, it opens doors to a world most had never seen and it may help keep some of the devoted and their pens away.
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people can sit at home and follow their computers and their phones and click through way through our building, they won't come down here and draw things all over our fence. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning" i'm charlie d'agata in london. >> the beatles still hold up. when you hear the music you know might not have heard it for years. pluv the beatles. >> inside the birthdays of buzz lightyear. >> i'm john blackstone at pixar animation studios. it all started 20 years ago with "toy story." we'll meet the filmmakers who will show us where pixar has been and where it's going. coming up on "cbs this morning." (coughing) coughing disrupts everyone's life. that's why there's delsym. delsym's advanced time release formula helps silence coughs for a full 12 hours. all night...
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pixar's "toy story" was the turning point in animated movies. we visit pixar to meet some behind the success. but first, your local news. i'm jamie yucas with a look beyond the headlines. the idaho lunch lady who was
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free meal could return. the school district offered her her old job. she gave the lunch to a student who didn't have any money. she said she's not decided whether she'll return. fedex will deliver packages and open its service centers today after not making all of its christmas eve deliveries. the carrier blames last-minute shop and severe weather in parts of the country. customers should check to see if they'll be delivered or set aside for pickup. the so-called sharing economy has transformed the lodging and taxi industry. experts predict it will continue to expand rapidly in years to come. anthony mason reports on two young businessmen who embrace sharing to achieve their dreams. >> reporter: when friends eric and sasha launched their online clothing company buck mason in 2013, they rarely had any money to pull it off.
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raising money from investors. >> reporter: they both poured in all of their savings and quit their day jobs to focus on the company. this left them more time to plan but less cash to get by. >> i came to sasha with this idea, what if i rented my place out and just slept on your couch. >> reporter: he listed his l.a. apartment on air bnb. in less than four months he made the $15,000 they needed to kickstart their business. >> when you start a business your most important asset is time. this freed up the time that it would take to earn that income and that became the price tag on that. >> reporter: there are now 17 bill dollar companies in the share economy where resources are sold daily from person to person. last year 155 million guests slept in an air bnb. that's 22% more than hilton hotels. uber gets more business travelers than taxis.
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share economy will be worth an estimated $335 billion, 22 times what it's worth now. buck mason's profits have soared over the past year. they even built a physical store 20 feet from the apartment that helped make it all possible. >> had to sleep on somebody's couch which gave me an opportunity to own my own business. you know? i'd take that every day. that's a no-brainer. >> reporter: still less than 20% of americans have participated in the new sharing economy. but it's growing fastest with adults under 45 who are rethinking the value of ownership. anthony mason, cbs news, new york. >> boy, i wish i'd had that idea. many letters sent to santa this year wound up in north pole, alaska. behind the house is a workshop where many letters are kept.
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you see a lot that will say dear santa, please leave presents and take my brother. >> take your brother? no! the letters ask for doitoys and clothes. many asked santa for a place to live and one boy asked santa to take care of his mother. so sweet. thanks for watching "cbs this
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i'm jamie yucas. welcome back to "cbs this morning" on this christmas day. i hope you got everything you
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nearly 30 years ago, pixar introduced us to the signature death lamps and bouncing balls. last month marks 20 years since it released the first feature called "toy story." when it premiered the critics praised the entertainment. >> i am buzz lightyear. i come in peace. >> reporter: when buzz, woody and the gang from "toy story" were first brought to life 20 years ago, they seemed more real realistic than anything previously created. >> please be careful. >> reporter: it was the result of more than four years of work at pixar animation studios. pete docter was one of the animateors changing the way movies were made. >> you come to work and some would have figured something else out you've never seen before. >> to infinity and beyond! >> reporter: they went beyond
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creating on computers. by getting closer to reality was more challenging than they expected. >> in "toy story" almost every scene we would go, oh, that's going to be really hard of the part of the fun of working here was this was a new toy. i enjoyed figuring out how things worked. >> reporter: pixar was owned by somebody who liked to figure things out, steve jobs. when "toy story" was released, charlie rose talked to jobs about his role as a movie maker. >> you know, the things that i've done in my life and the things we do at pixar, these are team sports. >> reporter: in 1986, jobs bought pixar for $5 million from george lucas. gailen sussman has worked on every "toy story" sequel. >> there's no way "toy story" would have been made without steve. he had the belief and the passion and the gumption to fight for us to get the resources we needed to make the movie.
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arsenal of films about talking fish. >> i'm coming, nemo. >> reporter: robots and a rat who likes to cook has received massive critical acclaim and collected 12 academy awards. but when pixar had no movie ready for release in 2014, some in the industry wondered whether the studio had lost its edge. >> pizza sounds delicious. >> then came the release this year of "inside out." >> what the heck is that? >> who puts broccoli on pizza? >> that's it, i'm done. francisco. you've ruined pizza! >> reporter: so far the movie about the inner workings of an 11-year-old girl's mind has earned more than $800 million. a lot seemed to be riding on "inside out." it's been a while since pixar put a movie out. >> it was never a guarantee that something as bizarre and abstract as going inside the
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resonate with people, make sense to people, connect with people. who knew? >> yeah! >> reporter: in spite of the animation technology, pixar has pioneered its films still start the old-fashioned way. >> yeah, it still starts with a drawing, although we do draw digitally. >> reporter: from these drawings and the imagination of all those working on a movie at pixar, the story takes shape. >> and i can turn arlo around and he's like what's going on? what? >> reporter: the good dinosaur marks the first time pixar is releasing two movies in one year. >> it was 100 degrees in the shade. >> reporter: originally scheduled to be in theaters two years ago, the movie was delayed by production problems. >> the northwest was a huge inspiration for us. >> reporter: in 2013, peter sohn replaced the movie's first director. >> "the good dinosaur" has had some painful moments. >> a lot of pixar films go through challenges of trying to
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>> reporter: "the good dinosaur" is sohn's debut as director, but in 15 years at pixar, he has filled many otherer jobs,, from are animation to voice overwork. >> my name is russell. >> reporter: he was the inspiration for the wilderness explorer, russell. >> are you in need of any assistance today, sir? >> you know, when you're in a story room with these artists, everyone is going to be drarang you.u. the guys would draw me like a giant thumb with a hat. >> reporter: more than 90 animators worked on "the good dinosaur." three seconds of animation takes about a week to complete. >> there's a certain type of personality to make these things. you've got to be patient and you have to have long vision. it's all about the long game. >> you're flying! >> reporter: in the 20 years since "toy story," pixar has been playing that long game. >> to infinity and beyond! >> reportete and winning. for "cbs this morning," john california.
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pixar. >> but just think of how into the piece that it takes, what, three days, a week to do three seconds of work. i never understand that process. >> and one of the genius parts of steve jobs we don't think about often. >> that's right. >> incredible indeed. >> game-changer. >> one of our favorite parts of this day is introducing you to our entire team. they help us bring you all that that's ahead. but first, a check of your local weather. santa claus is coming to town santa claus is coming to town
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town we want you to know that hundreds of people work each day to bring you "cbs this morning." but none of it would matter without you, so here is our christmas card. rockin' around the christmas tree at the christmas party hop mistletow hung where you can see rockin' around the christmas tree later we'll have some pumpkin pie and do some caroling you will get a sentimental feeling when you hear
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jolly deck the halls with boughs of holly rockin' around the christmas tree have a happy holiday everyone dancing merrily in the new old-fashioned way you will get a sentimental feeling when you hear voices singing let's be jolly deck the halls with boughs of
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tree have a happy holiday everyone dancing merrily in a new old-fashioned way this christmas please come home the snowflakes come down i'm watching them fall lots of people around please come home the church bells in town they're ringing
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baby, please come home deck the halls to start our christmas at all i remember when you were here and all the joy we had last year you should be here with me please come home baby please come home baby please come home they're singing deck the halls it felt like christmas at all
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and all the joy we had last year but it's christmas day baby please come home home baby please come home baby please come home baby please come home snow is falling as the car what a beautiful sight you're holding me tight everything i need underneath the tree tonight
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close to let you know i was lost before you christmas was cold and gray another holiday alone to celebrate to spend one day everything changed you're everything i need underneath t t tree you're here, snow is falling alone on christmas day presents, what a beautiful sight witit you holding me tight you're all that i need underneath the tree
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a love that's meant for me a heart that's mine completely knocked me right off my feet and this year i will fall but you are near and everything is clear you're all i need underneath the tree you're here, snow is fallinn so carelessly alone on christmas day alone on christmas day presents what a beautiful sight when you holding me tight you're all that i need
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changed you're all i need undndneath the tree you're here, snow is falling alone on christmas day alone on christmas day presents what a beautiful sight and you're holding me tight you're all that i need underneath the tree tonight i don't want a lot for christmas there is just one thing i need i don't care about the
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christmas tree i don't need to hang a stocking i just want to call my own know make my wish come true all i want for christmas is you you baby i don't ask for much this christmas i don't even wish for snow i just want to keep on playing underneath the mistletet i will make a send and list it
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i won'tjust want to -- what more can i do baby all i want for christmas is you baby all the nights are shining every way the love that fills the air santa won't you bring me on christmas day i don't want a lot for christmas this is all i'm asking for i just want to see my baby
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is you you just saw the remarkable possible. we hope they're having a wonderful holiday. >> and celebrating with their families. >> we like them. >> we're hoping they come back. >> without them, there would be no us. >> absolutely true. >> that's right. >> we don't forget it. >> to all of you out there, celebrate with your families. >> and friends. >> and look forward to 2016.
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all of u u i'i'jamie yucas with a look beyond this korning's headlines. the idaho lunch lady who was fired for giving a student a free meal could return.
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her old job. she gave the lunch to a student who didn't have any money. she said she's not decided whether she'll returur fedex will deliver packages and open its service centers today after not making all of its christmas eve deliveries. the carrier blames last-minute shopping and severe weather in parts of the country. customers should check to see if packages will be delivered or set aside at service centers for pickup. the so-called sharing economy has transformed the lodging and taxi industry. experts predict it will continue to expand rapidly in years to come. anthony mason reports on two young busisissmen who embrace sharing to achieve their dreams. >> this is the very first product we paid. >> reporter: when friends eric and sasha launched their online clothing company buck mason in 2013, they b bely had enough money to pull ititff. >> we had no eerience with raising capital from outside investors. the thing we only knew how to do
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>> reporter: they both poured in all of their savings and quit their day jobs to focus on the company. this left them more time to plan but less cash totoet by. >> i came to sasha with this idea, what if i rented my zlace out and just slept on your couch? >> reporter: he listed his l.a. apartment on air bnb. in less than four months he made the $15,000 they needed to kickstart their business. >> when you start a business your most important asset is time. this basically also freed up the time that it would take to earn that income and that became the price tag on that. >> reporter: there are now 17 billion dollar comnies in the share economy where resources are sold daily from person to person. last year 155 million guests slept in an air bnb. that's 22% more than hilton hotels. uber gets more business travelers than taxis.
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share economy wille worth an estimated $335 billion, 22 times what it's worth now. buck mason's profits have soared over the past year. they even built a physical store 20 feet from the apartment that helped make it all possible. >> had to sleep on somebody's couch which gave me an opportunity to own my own business. you know? i'd take that every day. that's a no-brainer. >> reporter: still less than 20% of americans have participated in the new sharing economy. but it's growing fastest with adults under 45 who are rethinking the value of ownership. anthony mason,n,bs news, new rk. >> boy, i wish i'd had that idea. many letters sent to santa pole, alaska. santa's house in north pole welcomed visitors yesterday. behind the house is a workshop where many letters are kept. >> you get a lot of funny letters. you see a lot that will say dear santa, please leave presents and take my brother.
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no! the letters ask for toys and clothes. many others, though, had heartbreaking messages. some asked santa for a place to live. one boy asked him to take care of his mother. so sweet. thanks for watching "cbs this
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i'm jamie yucas. on the 12th day of christmas, my
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