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all the way up to the roots of my hair. >> reporter: ahead on sunday morning, rita missouri even owe never forgets. >> not bad for 81. osgood: when girls talk these days they're often talking about girls. girls, the tv series, that is. it's a show that speaks to young women of a certain age and time of life. this morning tracy smith will show us why. >> what professors. we can't keep bank rolling your groovy lifestyle. >> my groovy lifestyle? reporter: even though 26-year-old lena dunham is one of the hottest names in tv right now, in person she just wants you to feel at ease. >> i'm sorry. i just got off a red eye so i probably have total airplane breath. >> i know exactly what air mirren breath is and you don't have it. >> reporter: but her show, the hbo hit goode quirls "can really make you girl. ahead on sunday morning lena
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dunham comes clean about girls. >> osgood: a hands-on kind of singer/songwriter is trying his hand at a very different sort of musical composition. this morning anthony mason has his story. >> reporter: he's the leader of phish, the biggest jam band in america. >> i love writing music. i just love it. it's like food. >> reporter: but now trey anastasio is trying something new: broadway. >> like a giant sculpture that won't submit very easily. you know, you change one thing and everything else changes. >> reporter: coming up on sunday morning, curtain up on trey anastasio. >> osgood: lucy craft serves up sushi prepared by a legendary chef. lee cowan admires the courage of
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actress valerie harper. steve hartman meets a boy with plenty of new found friends but first the headlines for this morning the 10th of march 2013. at the vatican preparations continue for tuesday's conclave that will lead to the selection of a new pope. the smoke heralding the successor to pope benedict is now in place above the sistine chapel. yesterday the ring and personal seals of the outgoing pontiff were destroyed. cbs news will be at the vatican for this week's papal conclave starting tomorrow on cbs this morning and the cbs evening news. afghanistan's president hamid karzai today accused the united states of working with the taliban to destabilize his country. his comments came shortly before he was to meet with visiting defense secretary chuck hagel. former south african president nelson mandela went back into the hospital yesterday. the government says he was admitted for a routine test. mandela is 94.
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a number of reports this morning indicate president obama will select thomas perez the current head of the justice department's civil rights division to be the next secretary of labor. today's "washington post" is reporting that susan rejected by congress to be secretary of state, is mr. obama's choice to be his national security advisor. doctors in london say that using mouse stem cells they have genetically engineered teeth coated in enamel that could some day allow deny cheurs to be replaced by real substitute teeth. today's weather. sunny and mild in the east but biting cold out west. the week ahead shows some snow and rain, but also some rising temperatures. spring is just ten days away. ahead... >> taste it again for salt. reporter: rita moreno. i loved every bloody moment.
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>> osgood: celibacy of the clergy has been part of the roman catholic tradition for centuries. so what are the chances, if any that the pope about to be chosen would heed any of the voices calling for that condition to change? our sunday morning cover story is reported now by barry pederson. ( cheers and applause )
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>> reporter: with pope benedict retired, many catholics are hoping a new pope may be a chance to rethink old doctrines. including one of the oldest. in today's church now one of the most controversial: celibacy. >> it's that call. leave everything and follow me. if you do that, then you're not just a functionary providing religious services. your someone whose whole life is at stake in this >> reporter: chicago's cardinal francis george is now in rome for the conclave. >> if you're going to lead the people in christ's name, celibacy isn't absolutely necessary but it is a sign that somebody has left everything for the sake of the lord. >> reporter: at what age did you really make this commitment to celibacy? how old were you when you decided this was going to be your life? >> i was a senior in high school. age 18 >> reporter: father john fits gibbons is president of denver's jesuit regis university. he said the church teaches that
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celibacy means a priest or a nun doesn't have family worries and can instead focus solely on their religious work. >> the ability the wherewithal the time, to give your energies to the people of god in a more concentrated, more full way >> reporter: not distracted by family kids, things like that >> any economic well being to some degree >> if you really believe that, you would never go to a marriage doctor. you would never elect a married president. because he would say oh, he just cares about his family. he doesn't care about the country. he doesn't care about my health. you know, that's such a phony argument. >> reporter: pulitzer prize winning author gary wills studied for the catholic priesthood but left over the demand for celibacy. he has written extensively and critically about the church. >> celibacy in the church has developed is unhealthy. instead of uniting it with communities, it divides them
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from communities. >> reporter: you mean by setting them apart? >> setting them apart. reporter: for christianity's first thousand years priests could marry and have families. in fact, st. peter the first pope, had a wife. celibacy became widespread in the 11th century not so much because of scripture as for simple economics. widows of married priests were claiming inheritance rights to church lands. celibacy ended that but not for everyone. >> give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses... >> reporter: some parish priests, like denver's father frank, are members of the church's eastern right branch. >> for through your goodness we receive the bread we offer you >> reporter: his is the russian byzantine catholic church which still reports to the pope >> through him and with him...
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they celebrate mass but unlike roman catholic priests, they can marry and have children. does that make you a better priest, a more understanding priest? >> i think for a lot of people having somebody who has had experienced what they've experienced is a very useful thing in terms of pastor counseling >> reporter: and the roman catholic church is now welcoming already married priests but only those converting from protestant denominations. so you took this vow when you were how old, the vow of celibacy? >> probably 28, 29, something like that >> reporter: even the most devout catholics, like regis university faculty member sister peg maloney must cope with very human feelings. did that ever happen to you? >> falling in love, yes reporter: as a nun? yes reporter: what did you do? talked to my spiritual director >> reporter: did you think about leaving? >> oh, i was very panicked. reporter: she decided to stay sell bait and in her order.
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but this person chose another path. he was ordained at age 31. he later became friends with patty and one day she found the courage to reach out. >> so i met with him. and i said, we've got a serious problem here. he said what's that? and i said, you know, i'm falling in love with you. >> reporter: and what did he say? >> and he said, i feel the same way. >> reporter: you both knew. yes. reporter: he left the priesthood and they've been married 34 years with kids and grand kids. and bill still acts as a minister as he did at his children's weddings. but not as a priest in a catholic church he still loves and even now yearns to serve. >> if the next pope lifted the rule of celibacy, would you go back? >> yes, i would. reporter: attitudes among american catholics about celibacy are shifting. a new cbs news "new york times" poll shows 66% of them now favor
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letting priests marry. encouraging news for sister christine sheng >> we can't divorce our plumbing from the totality of our person. >> reporter: she runs an ohio-based advocacy group called future church, as in a future when celibacy would be optional. >> given the needs of the people of god, we should be opening order nation rather than closing parishes. >> reporter: closing even as the population of american catholics is growing. but the number of priests is falling fast. and those still in the church are dealing with the pedestrian ophelia scandal. father gets gibbons. people would suggest that the issues of pedofill i can't are connected with this demand for celibacy. what do you think? >> i think that's incredibly wrong. there are people in every walk of life -- married life, single life clerical life, religious
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life -- who are not healthy. >> reporter: that said candidates for catholic priesthood like these men at the seminary outside chicago now go through a battery of psychological tests to assess their attitudes on sex and celibacy. derek hough >> i don't see it as like an offense to me to ask those questions. they should be asked. >> reporter: and you think a better priesthood will emerge from this? >> i certainly hope so, yes reporter: because? because maybe they weren't questions that were asked in the past that should have been >> reporter: like the others, conner danestrom pledged celibacy as part of his commitment >> so this is not easy. but at the same time i can tell you from my own personal experience that this life, this sell bait life dedicated to god on the way to priesthood has made me happier than anything else i've ever done in my life.
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no one is forcing me to be here >> reporter: but some show a surprising new flexibility. december montd drummer >> if the church changed this policy this discipline, i would not be crying foul at all. i would embrace know. >> reporter: would you still be sell bait? >> honestly, i will say this. i have no bones about this. if i had a chance to get married, i would. >> reporter: if you could still be a priest >> yes, i would. no doubt. no doubt. >> reporter: a flexibility that is one reason many american catholics wonder how long celibacy will be a part of today's church. or perhaps how soon it may become a fading tradition. >> osgood: next, we go boating with honest abe.
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>> osgood: and now a page from our sunday morning almanac. march 10, 1849, eight score and four years ago today. the day a future president brought forth on this continent a new notion for improving river navigation. for that was the day abraham lincoln filed a patent application for his imaginative method of buoying vessels over shoals. at age 22, lincoln had been a
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crewman on a flat boat that got stuck on a dam at new salem illinois. a bit of lincoln folklore depicted in the the 1940 abe lincoln in illinois with raymond massey in the starring role. >> never mind me. get them pigs. >> reporter: after another river boat drowning incident in 1848 when he was serving as a congressman, lincoln got to work. as his law partner william herndon later wrote continuing thinking on the subject of lifting vessels over sand bars and other subjects in the water suggested to him an idea of inventing an apparatus for this purpose. the next year came lincoln's solution, a ship equipped with chambers along the side that could be lowered into the water and inflated like balloons to lift the vessel over the
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obstruction. just two months after filing his application he received approval making him the only u.s. president to ever have received a patent. even william herndon thought the whole contraption was practical and in the end the only one ever built was lincoln's scale model which now sits in the smithsonian institution high and dry. >> osgood: coming up, sushi anyone? i'm doing my own sleep study. advil pm® or tylenol pm.® the advil pm® guy is spending less time lying awake with annoying aches and pains and more time asleep. advil pm®. the difference is a better night's sleep.
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preparing japan he's food in all its variety is an exacting task. it's no surprise that it takes raw talent aplenty to become japan's most famous sushi chef. lucy craft found him hard at work in his tokyo restaurant. >> reporter: in japan, there are about 30,000 sushi restaurants. but there's no one quite like sushi ten onnon-jiro ono. pressing rice and fish everyday at the age of 87 he has helped transform what was once a street
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food snack into gourmet cuisine. three-star chef, he was immortalized in a recent documentary, jiro dreams of sushi. the aging artisan draws a city stream of be sotted admirers from u.s. and around the world at prices that start at almost $400 a person. at his side, the elder of his two sons. like the crown prince to a long lived king, the 50-year-old heir patiently buys his time waiting to take the reins from a living legend >> from society's point of view, my father is way up here, up above the clouds. but slowly i'm reaching his level. i'm not just riding his coat tails. >> reporter: like most men of his generation, he was an absentee father, a stranger to his own family as he logged grueling 18-hour days year after year. this workaholic intensity was
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fueled not just by the possibilities of the future but harrowing memories of the past. >> i was determined to make sure my children would never have to suffer as i did. >> reporter: his own childhood was cut short when his struggling family sent him away to live and work at a restaurant. he was just seven years old. >> i was too young to apprentice with a gardener or carpenter. the local restaurant was the only place that would take me. so that's how i ended up in this business. >> reporter: vowing never to go hungry again jiro set up shop in the basement of this office building. humble quarters for his now celebrated eatery. endlessly honing and tain beingerring with independent greet yents preparation and present iation he forged a kind of sushi al kemy. he and his cooks faithfully replicate jiro's almost scientific recipe for the perfect omlette painstakingly pure aced and baked without a
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single air bubble. rice boiled and seasoned in tiny batches so that it cools to optimal temperature by the time it's served. delicate independent go strips of flounder draped luxuriously like fine fabric. jiro's pinpoint execution of the culinary process is absolute. but this iron control some diners have discovered to their peril doesn't stop at the counter. patrons must reserve a month in advance and are expected not just to show up on time but to consume on time. eating sushi no longer than three seconds after it hits the plate. meals at jiro's may be shorter than coffee breaks. the father and son's as if tid useness and their habit of scolding customers has earned the family plenty of raspberries along with praise. they make no apologies for it. >> people who are serious about sushi love our restaurant.
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those who prefer to linger over their meals or drink don't. that's why opinions about us are so divided. >> reporter: it's not everyone's reese pee for success. but for this sushi-making dynasty, they wouldn't have it any other way. >> osgood: ahead, we hang out with the girls >> i'm a lady. she's a lady. you're a lady. we're the ladies. >> osgood: and later... just visiting here after minneapolis. >> oh, yeah, i could tell from your accent >> osgood: tv's rhoda. actress, valerie harper.
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>> i don't want to freak you out, but i think that i may be the voice of my generation. or at least a voice. of a generation. >> it's sunday morning on cbs and here again is charles osgood. >> osgood: that's lena dunham playing the lead character in girls, a hit tv series that is largely her own creation. it's talk about television these days and she talked about it all with our tracy smith. >> then i realized of course i'm not mad at her.
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i'm mad at me. >> what for? for the fact that my entire life has been one ridiculous mistake after another. >> reporter: if you want to feel better about yourself, consider hannah horvath the central character in hbo's comedy drama series girls >> she was in all my writing classes. i used to complain about what an awful writer and human she was >> reporter: hannah is an aspiring writer on her own in new york city. she's too self-absorbed to be worldly. too awkward to be popular too,... well dumpy to skate by on looks alone. is it true that you have hannah's clothes tailored to be less flattering? >> yeah. i mean we will do a thing where we'll fit clothes so the clothes are rumbled up >> reporter: he you want her to look awkward >> i think it's pormt. i think it's a big part of who she is. >> reporter: pity poor hannah. but if you want to feel bad
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about yourself, look at lena dunham. at 26 -- 26! -- she's a head writer, executive producer and as of last month the golden globe winning star of what might be the most talked-about tv show in recent memory. >> so, everybody i know is a character on the show. it's about nothing. >> absolutely nothing. reporter: if seinfeld gave us a show about nothing "girls" is a show about everything. hannah and her pals, played by alison williams, zasha mammoth and jemima kirk, are 20-something trying to make it in new york city >> what do you really want to do? what's your dream? >> just yell it out what's your dream? what's inside of you? >> i want to sing. what's the second thing you want to do? >> reporter: the characters live love, and love far too graphically for us to show here. you know that at times the show can be kind of vulgar.
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do you think it has to be? >> yeah, probably. probably does. >> if we're really going to show what an everyday sex scene looks like between two people we sort of know what they're doing it's going to be not that sexy. >> i've never had sex okay. everyone and their mother except for me >> that's kind of what makes our show so unique and also a little bit alienating because people aren't expecting that. it's a challenge to saying we're putting this out here for you. we want you to know these characters this well. >> reporter: 20-something angst is a fertile topic for dunham a new york native who says she's been writing plays since she was search. she got noticed in a big way with 2010 tiny furniture a film about a recent college grad stumbling into adult life
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>> i just got off a plane from ohio. i'm in a postgraduate delirium >> reporter: the hbo girls deal followed soon after. now girls is a phenomenon, and bashing the show has become a sport in itself. a frequent dig is that the cast got their jobs because of their famous parents. jemima kirk's dad is bad company company. and the other's day is a prize winning playwright. alison williams is nbc anchor brian williams. dunham the noted artist carol dunham and photographer lori simmons says it's the mother of all misperception s. the whole kids of famous people dialogue that is one that i really can attribute to jealousy. why else would anyone say that? why else would you be so horrified by the children of creative people continuing on to do creative endeavors unless you felt like there was something you were owed that you weren't getting that they were getting. also my parents are famous in the tiniest corner of the world which is the art world.
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>> reporter: didn't exactly help you? >> no. reporter: your entree into the film business >> it was not what brought me to the attention of hbo >> reporter: now it's her show getting the attention and all that the famous parents can do is sit back and watch >> do you guys feel like you have to warn your family that certain scenes are coming? those uncomfortable ones? >> i found a heads-up is a nice gesture. don't you? >> yeah. but also like sometimes it's, you know i think none of our families are particularly squeamish humans. and sometimes it's more awkward to call and say i'm going to be naked next sunday. >> reporter: if the sex scenes are graphic so too in a way are the interactions with parents. it's tough to say which are harder to watch. >> you graduated from college two years ago. we've been spoaring you for two years. that's enough.
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>> may i get you more of anything? >> no, she's fine. reporter: dunham gets a lot of her ideas from her own life. she's heard the "no more money speech" before and like her character she's shown signs of obsessive compulsive disorder or o.c.d. >> is something for you that went away when you were younger or did it reappear like it does with hannah >> it's like o.c.d. wears a groove in your brain. when you're anxious or stressed you sort of return to those old thought patterns. although it doesn't cripple my life and make it impossible tore me to be functional, i definitely still in times of stress return to certain ways of thinking. i think it will always be sort of a struggle for me. >> reporter: it may come as a surprise then that directing her show, which she does frequently, actually makes dunham less nervous. >> and cut. reporter: so this is your comfort zone? >> completely reporter: out there in the real world not so much >> completely. there's places in the real world
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in my bed at my parents' house with my therapist. i don't know. but i would say that i have more anxiety in everyday life than i do to this job which i feel so lucky to have and which gives me so much pleasure all day long. >> reporter: with a pilot for another hbo show in the works and reported $3.7 million book deal, it's hard to say where dunham will turn next. >> i'm curious. you're 26. i'm wondering when you enter a room of people who are older and perhaps not as successful as you are whether you feel envy from them? >> it's sort of a hard question to answer without sounding like a total jerk >> reporter: i know. i set you up for that one >> you set me up to sound like a jerk but i still like you. you know, i do think it's complicated when you're young and you're female and you're in a position of power because there's a lot of people who
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somehow question your right to be there. i've just sort of had to accept that that is still the world we're living in. as hard as our moms worked that's not gone. i just try to surround myself with people who i learn from and who are kind to me and i try to be kind to them back. we just do our thing. >> she's like... we're in it for the long haul reporter: and their thing has been picked up for a third season. a show about everything. maybe just not for everyone. >> don't go to the funeral before the day of the funeral. while you're living, live. >> reporter: coming up life lessons from valerie harper. we work. we plan. ameriprise advisors
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>> osgood: we mark a sad yet courageous mile post this sunday. valerie harper the actress who played rhoda on the mary tyler moore show told the world she is suffering from terminal brain cancer. the news touched off a flood of reaction from thousands who have never forgotten mary's best friend. here's lee cowan. ♪ mary tyler moore theme ♪ >> reporter: it may have been mary tyler moore's show but it was valerie harper who became america's favorite upstairs neighbor. >> so, you're... rhoda. i'm and mary richards hello. get out of my apartment. >> reporter: it quickly made rhoda a household name. she had it all. a frank witt. >> i don't know why i'm putting this in my mouth. i should just directly apply it to my hips >> reporter: a brash new york style that somehow never seemed to offend >> allow me to introduce myself. i'm another person in the room. >> my name is rhoda
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reporter: the role earned harper four emmys and a golden globe plus a slot in tv history >> hey taxi. hey, taxi. >> reporter: when rhoda finally got married on her own spin-off show the episode became a tv event. one of the highest rated of its time >> by the authority vested in me by the state of new york i now pronounce you married. >> reporter: but that familiar face that even made the cover of "time" magazine is now on a cover for a much more somber reason. at age 73, harper tells people magazine she may have just a few months to live due to a rare and she says incurable form of brain cancer. >> i know a lot of you feel like you know me, that you are part of the family. and i feel i know you too. so i owe you the truth at the same time with everybody else. >> reporter: the announcement lit up the internet, sparking a flood of social media
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condolences. it's not uncommon for celebrities to break news about themselves especially in this age of facebook and twitter. but in harper's case, it wasn't just about herself. it was also about living with the thought of dying and talking about that can be a great gift. >> more than anything, i'm living in the moment. i really want americans and all of us to be less afraid of death and know that it's a passage but that... don't go to the funeral before the day of the funeral. >> reporter: none of us really knows how we would react to news of the mortal sort. but for anyone who has seen a friend or a parent or a grandparents or a celebrity fight cancer all the way to the end, there is a certain solace in not keeping it in the shadows. harper jokingly refers to her expiration date. although being so open may not change the outcome it can shape
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how others decide to fight. in that, rhoda remains that affable neighbor and friend we all came to know. we wish her the best. >> i don't want to be a good man. i want to be a great one. >> osgood: we're off to see the
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>> osgood: there's a new movie at theaters this weekend that has david edelstein remembering a hollywood classic. >> oz, the great and powerful. say it out loud with me. oz, the great and powerful! i'll bet you're smiling. those words conjure up so much. judy garland in pig tails ray bulger pointing at his straw
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head and the fisticuffs. and i can't show you much more for legal reasons. see, all the oz books they're in public domain meaning free for anyone to adapt. >> i have a feeling we're not in kansas anymore. >> reporter: but warner brothers owns the rights to the movie the wizard of oz. and is a tad sensitive -- by which i mean raring to sue you -- when it comes to using its images in connection with disney's oz, the great and powerful. i love saying that. the new movie isn't a desecration of the wizard of oz. disney didn't have the legal rights to desecrate it. the bad part is the movie >> the royal treasure of oz. it belongs to you. but only after you defeat the wicked witch. >> reporter: okay. it's not bad. it's just hockeyy. >> you're going to die did those crows just say we're going to die >> reporter: and joyless.
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on a witch hunt? no, you're just a little girl >> i'm not as delicate as i look. >> that didn't hurt reporter: and it could have used songs like that other picture. but there's actually a great part. the journey from kansas to oz of the wizard himself played by james franco as a traveling carnival magician who works most diligently to trick women into bed. the obvious comparison isn't to oz but mark twain's prankish a connecticut yankee in king arthur's court which is fine. the problem is franco is lackadaisical as well as the worst talking to side kicks to be computer generated i've ever seen >> i think she really likes you she'll get over me. she always do >> there are plenty of wizards reporter: maybe it's a sign of mental health given how annoying they are. there is however, a woozer trio
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of witches. >> you're in oz reporter: mia as theodore. rachael as her sister. and michelle williams as gwen. which one turns into the wicked witch of the west and why is quite an original idea. hell hath no fury, et cetera, et cetera. i won't spoil anything but we'll say if you buy this version, it turns out all the bad stuff in the wizard of oz was because because, because of the wonderful wizard's overactive sex drive. take that, warner brothers. >> i've been in your shoes also at the age of 13 >> osgood: next, the kindness of strangers. >> life gets better, i promise.
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steve hartman has the proof. >> reporter: don't let the bedroom light fool you. inside this home and too many others like it in america it can get pretty dark >> there are a lot of kids out there that suffer from depression and anxiety >> reporter: not many are willing to talk about it on national television >> not many are willing to talk about it, period. >> reporter: noah is a 7th grader from columbia, maryland. he's okay with people calling him depressed mainly because over the past couple of years he's been called worse. >> like fat ugly, annoying, loser. the saying sticks and bones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. i really don't think that that really applies >> reporter: noah's mother karen says the bullying combined with the underlying depression ultimately led to the night of january 26 >> it's so scary. you just want to save him you know. >> reporter: that night her son posted a clear warning on the
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internet, a picture of his arm all cut up and a note that read, day of scheduled suicide february 8 2013. my birthday. it was to be his 13th birthday. >> i just felt like everything was worthless. my life was terrible. i had no one >> reporter: after that, noah ended up in the hospital for eight days. while he was in there while his doctors assessed his mental health, his mother came up with a plan to improve his vision. a plan for noah to see more clearly how much he matters, how much he's loved. and that there really is life beyond 7th grade. >> good morning. reporter: so to that end she asked some friends on facebook to put all that in a letter to noah. she was hoping for at least a couple responses >> we got more than a couple reporter: what happened next is a remarkable testament to both the power of social media and the kindness of strangers. >> i know it is hard to believe
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right now but life gets better, i promise >> reporter: noah has received thousands of letters from every continent on the planet including antarctica. the sheer volume alone has brightened up this place a million watts >> it has totally restored my faith in humanity >> reporter: how has this changed you? >> i was focused on the bad side of the people like the bullies but then i realized that there are caring people out there that could be my friends. >> reporter: noah still has his good days and his bad but now whenever he does have one of those down days, he's got a pile of friends to turn to. >> i won't be done reading my letters until i'm like your age >> reporter: i guess he's in for a long, long life >> you're not that old. reporter: thank you. coming up, rita moreno on marlon brando. >> then he found out and he went
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>> osgood: rita moreno sizzled in the 1961 classic west side story. some 50 years later she sizzles still. mo rocca now with a sunday profile. >> reporter: she heated up the screen as anita in west side story. half a century later rita moreno can still bust a move. >> oh, you're all excited. reporter: it still works. rita moreno can look back on a life that's worthy of a hollywood movie. from singing in the rain to singing with the muppets. i'm trying to remember now. >> you're trying to remember. i'm trying to remember. i'm 81 now. it's a good thing i wrote it down. >> reporter: rita moreno came to the u.s. from puerto rico with her mother when she was five years old.
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>> mommy and i trudged into america, hanging on to our knotted scar ofs single suitcases and shopping bags >> reporter: they joined relatives in an overcrowded bronx new york apartment and row seat a was soon taking dance glasses and performing in clubs. then an agent told her she needed to change her name and made a few suggestions. >> the top name was or kid. i'm sorry i don't have that now >> reporter: a great name or kid montenegro reporter: they settled on rita moreno, rita has in one of her models rita heyworth. but she modeled herself on another star, elizabeth taylor >> i did my eyebrows like her. i did my hair like that. she had this was-waist. when i did meet the producer the first thing he said was look at
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that. she looks like a spanish elizabeth taylor. he signed me on the spot >> reporter: that must have been thrilling to hear that >> i damned near wet my nickers. oh, my dear >> reporter: rita moreno was off to hollywood. >> first will teach myself a secret. >> reporter: she found she was consistently cast as a certain kind of character >> i'm right here reporter: with a certain kind of accent. >> they called it the universal ethnic accent >> reporter: is that the accent you're using in the king and i >> that's the same accent. my name is... i already speak english. i should be embarrassed but it's just, i'm 81. i don't have to be embarrassed anymore. >> reporter: she was hungry for film roles. but had to fight against characters that often reduced her to racial stereotypes
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then it became insert ethnicity here spit fire mike mohican spit fire mexican spit fire. >> right. it's funny now. it was horrible then. >> reporter: in 1954, she landed on the cover of life magazine where she was spotted by marlon brando. they began a tumultuous eight-year affair. as moreno writes... >> to say he was a great lover sensual, generous, delight filly inventive would be gravely understating what he did not only to my body but for my soul. >> reporter: i have to ask... i don't imagine what you're going to ask with respect to that quote. >> reporter: i mean, was it that good? >> well, what do you think? what did i say? (laughing) yeah. >> reporter: but the obsessive
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relationship with brando was volatile. constant fights and infidelity. and then one day the king. ♪ i still would be delighted ♪ ♪ come on and do the jail house rock with me ♪ >> reporter: elvis presley came calling. enlisting his manager colonel tom park eras a match maker >> that was really another hard time with... i was having a hard time with marlin. he was out doing some other lady. when parker called me, he said, elvis would like very much to meet you. are you interested? i said absolutely. yes. >> reporter: marlon brando is treating me... >> badly right yeah. yeah, i'd like to meet elvis the king. another king, right? and then marlon brando found out and he went ballistic. i loved it. i loved it. i loved every bloody moment >> reporter: she went back to
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marlon brando, but his invet rat womanizing got to be too much. one morning alone in brando's house she tried to kill herself. when he ended up taking those pills, did you definitely want to die? >> oh, i did. i couldn't stand my going back to him every single time after all those humiliations. i was obsessed. i just wanted to get rid of that self-hatred. and i looked once and i couldn't look at myself in the mirror. i can't stand looking at that person whom i hated so badly. i put them all in my hand and i swallowed them. and i remember saying, see that wasn't so hard. and i went to bed to die. >> reporter: brando's assistant found her and got her to the hospital. the affair with brando was over. but the acclaim was just beginning. only months later she won an oscar for west side story the first of many awards.
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i see the oscar. >> yeah reporter: i see the tony um-hum reporter: i see the emmys. where is is the grammy? oh, my god. the grammy is gone. >> rita moreno, you're the only actress who has won an emmy, tony grammy >> reporter: she is one of fewer than a dozen people who have won what's called an egot. i think they should call it a full moreno. >> (laughing) reporter: in 1965, she married leonard gordon, a cardiologist. he died two years ago. together rita and lenny built the house she showed off to us in the berkeley hills overlooking san francisco bay. the only thing about this house that doesn't work is that view. it's just crummy. >> i know. isn't that a shame? (laughing) >> reporter: my goodness. taste it again for salt reporter: moreno insisted on making us lunch a little something from the caribbean >> i made this dish for julia
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child on tv once >> reporter: are you serious? yes. (talking like julia child) i would never have thought of that. she was adorable. would you mind if i put my finger in there. i said well, did you wash your hands >> reporter: they were joined by a special guest. >> this is my daughter, the love of my life. >> reporter: of all the many professional projects that your mom has done, what's your favorite? >> well, you know, it's a generational thing. when i was growing up in new york city we lived about four blocks away from the studios which is where they shot electric company. i was about six years old >> reporter: my earliest tv memory. and it's a good one. is that open to electric company. >> hey, you guys. reporter: the electric company. the 1970s kids show on pbs
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starred moreno alongside morgan freeman singing and dancing and hamming it up for a whole new generation of fans. so it should come as no surprise that this grandmother of two is still performing. she currently plays fran dresher's mother in the cable tv comedy happily divorced >> not bad for a 74-year-old. 74, my ass. reporter: and she is is still on stage in 2011 at the berkeley repertoire theater. she brought back the memories. >> how did this happen? and the funny thing is that with respect to the awards obviously i don't look at those things all the time. so once in a while with i'm with someone like you i look at them and i think my goodness! that's pretty good. that's pretty good.
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>> osgood: next, history in the making.
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the ceremony at arlington national cemetery on friday brought closure to a century-and-a-half old case of lost and found. here's national security correspondent david martin. >> reporter: it took 151 years but the remains of two sailors who lost their lives in the civil war have been finally laid to rest at arlington national cemetery. their ship was the u.s.s. monitor the union ironclad which revolutionized naval warfare >> the gun turret with the two guns that were able to rotate 360 degrees really was a game changer because that meant that the ship was no longer at the mercy of the winds and the currents for maneuvering in battle >> reporter: until then, the north's wooden ships were at the
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mercy of the confederate ironclad merrimack which knocked out or drove off five union vessels in a single battle >> she visited more destruction upon the uses navy than than would happen until pearl harbor. it was absolutely a devastating day >> reporter: the worst day for the u.s. navy >> until pearl harbor reporter: then the monitor arrived and saved the day by fighting the merrimack to a draw >> this was the first battle of ironclad warships ever in history. that's really what makes the battle of hampton roads on march 9 of 1862 so significant. >> reporter: ten months later, the monitor still bearing dents from confederate cannonballs went down in a storm off cape hatteras north carolina. one of the survivors called it a night of horrors. she lay in 240 feet of water until 2002 when divers, among them joe hoyt of the national oceanic and atmospheric administration got their first look at history. >> it's pretty incredible
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especially a site like the monitor arguably more significant than almost any ship wreck certainly in u.s. history >> reporter: the turret with the remains of the two sailors still inside was raised and brought to the mariners museum at newport news virginia >> we were touching a piece of history, putting your hands on those dents, those dents that were made so long ago >> reporter: the turret became an archeological dig into the history of the monitor and the lives of its crew. curator david croft has catalogued more than 1500 artifacts including this glass fragment with the latin inscription which translates to "i shall rise again." >> we're taking these pieces and these stories that were lost forever and bringing them back to life. that's just a beautiful piece >> reporter: i shall rise again absolutely reporter: some of these artifacts like this mismatched pair of shoes and this gold ring were found on the remains of the two sailors. >> it's an amazing piece because it's something unbelievable personal >> reporter: some of them, like this silver serving spoon offer
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tantalizing clues to the sailors' identities >> you can see j.n. for jacob nicholas. he was a 19-year-old sailor from buffalo, new york. >> reporter: could he be one of the two? >> there's a possibility. but at this point without further dna confirmation we don't really know that >> reporter: living descendents of the monitor's crew attended the burial at arlington but there is still no dna match. the names of the two sailors who once were lost but now are found remain one of history's secrets. >> osgood: ahead, a hands-on musical.
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>> osgood: writing amuseical is a daunting hands-on experience for even the most accomplished broadway composer. let alone a newcomer. not so daunting, however that an iconic rock music figure wasn't willing to give it a go. anthony mason takes us back stage. ♪ >> reporter: a few weeks before opening night for a new musical. the cast and production team are making last-minute changes in a rehearsal hall. when they're running really fast is something missing? but the man behind the music is
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a bit of a phish out of water. trey anastasio is making his broadway debut. >> like a giant sculpture that won't submit very easily. you know you change one thing and everything else changes. >> reporter: for 30 years, he's led the rock group phish america's biggest jam band. and astacio is a wizard of musical improvisation but for a broadway score every song has to fit the character who sings it. every note has to complement the choreography. >> i did not know the amount of work it was going to take. i didn't know it was going to take four years and six days a week from 10:00 to 6:00. it's thrilling though >> reporter: it is?
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incredible. 5, 4 3 2 1 (whistle blows) reporter: the musical "hands on a hard body" is based on the 1997 documentary about a group of contestants in texas trying to win a truck by seeing who can hold their hand on it longest. and astacio has collaborated with lyracist amanda green a broadway veteran and daughter of adolph green who cowrote the musical "singing in the rain." how has he adapted to broadway? >> incredibly well to broad way. i mean, we act out the parts. we sing them to each other. >> reporter: the show opens next week in times square the billboards are already up. there you are. right next to annie >> i know.
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reporter: but it's his name now on the marquis. >> i used to come to the shows when i was 14, 15 years old with my mom. so it doesn't really compute. to be perfectly honest >> reporter: in fact the musical theater bug bit him early. >> always lost myself in music from a very, very young age. it's been my refuge. it still is. >> reporter: refuge from what? everything. i don't know. you know whatever is going on. divorce, okay >> reporter: 15 when his parents split, he would build a studio in his father's basement. in 1983, he formed phish at the university of vermont with drummer john fishman and bassist mike gordon. mcconnell would join on
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keyboards two years later. phish never net into anybody's category. >> right eporter: you didn't try to no. we always felt like lepers >> reporter: you did? absolutely. in phish we felt it was just... we used to get lambasted by the press. regularly. >> reporter: how did you react to that? >> half and half. i'm not going to lie to say that it's a pleasant experience. being told that you suck. but i was at the concerts. people were having a great time. >> reporter: the band's intensely loyal following swelled. more than 70,000 phish-heads gathered at this old new york airfield in 1996.
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>> reporter: and the critics came around. rolling stone called phish the most important band of the '90s. but always a party band and astacio says suddenly the party got very dark. why does that happen? >> good question. reporter: i mean for you guys it seemed like it didn't happen for a long time >> it didn't happen for a long time. when it happened it really ate everything. >> reporter: in 2004 phish split. who was the driving force behind breaking up the band then? >> probably me reporter: it was yeah reporter: and what were you trying to do? >> well, first and foremost save my life. because i was in a very bad way. >> reporter: and astacio's drug and alcohol abuse finally caught up with him in december, 2006 when he was pulled over by
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police in upstate new york for driving erratically. were you panicked? i mean, how did you... >> i was... i needed help really badly. at that point in time. i do remember an incredible sense of relief about being able to really just outloud to anyone who was listening, i really need help. somebody help me. this isn't working. >> reporter: the 14-month court-ordered treatment was hard core. his job: cleaning toilets at a fair grounds. >> i was up in a program and i was under essentially house arrest. like i said i didn't see anyone for a year >> reporter: towards the end his band mates came to visit. >> they made like a little recording. just the three of them. they brought it. it was in a cd case. they said it's only missing you. >> reporter: and astacio cleaned up and phish reunited in 2009.
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over the new year they played four soldout concerts at madison square gardens. and this past week a composer nervously watched audiences react to previews of of his new music. ♪ hands on ♪ >> reporter: before after it opens, trey anastasio will be on to his next project. >> i love writing music you. i just love it. it's like food >> reporter: do you have to have something in the back of your head or even in the front of your head to keep going >> i usually do. i don't know if it's a compulsion or if it's healthy but, you know, it's a gift. if it's a value to someone else other than me, then it's great. what more could you ask for?
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here's a look at the week ahead on our sunday morning calendar. on monday, president obama goes to capitol hill for meetings with democratic and republican caucuses in the house and senate. on tuesday, new york city's controversial ban on sugary drinks over 16 ounces goes into effect. wednesday marks the 75th anniversary of the debut of radio's of cbs world news round-up, the longest running news broadcast in america. thursday is the 85th birthday of retired astronaut frank gorman who commanded apollo 8th historic round the moon mission in december of
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1968. friday is the 100th anniversary of the very first presidential news conference held by woodrow wilson. next saturday the conservative political action conference will be addressed by sarah palin. our contributor luke burbank admits to a certain kind of tv addiction that some of you out there may be familiar with. here's how he sees it. >> i have a confession to make. something i've never told anyone. not even my closest friends. i have a problem which i'm powerless to control. netflix. hbo go. you see i'm addicted to binge watching episodic television. now back in the 1980s and '90s, the good old days, as i call them, things were simple. safe. if you liked a show, you watched it. and then when it was over, it was over.
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and you went on with your life. but now everything has changed. tv shows are too good. they're like miniature films. >> we have intel about an imminent attack on u.s. soil >> reporter: working through an old season of homeland or madmen. when one episode ends there's always another one waiting for you. >> you smell so good. reporter: begging you to watch it. the sopranos, the wire, dexter. months, maybe years of my life lost. just when i thought maybe maybe i was getting back on my feet, downton abbey came along >> are you really telling me all the money is gone >> damned those upper class brits. i tell myself i'm just diagnose to watch the first episode. sure, just a little game of thrones to take the edge off. deep down i know one episode won't be enough. one turns into 2. two turns into an entire season. calls go unreturned.
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friends' birthdays are missed. sleep. sleep? are you kidding me? not trying to defend king's landing and no, thank you. i've tried to stop on my own but now i need help from a higher power, hollywood. come on, you guys. you can't just keep making these irresponsible products and leaving them out there where anyone, any child or 36-year-old man can get their eyeballs on them. bring back cop rock and manimall, even that cave man show everyone hated. the one based on the commercials. these were shows we were perfectly happy missing. please, save me from myself. confiscate my apple tv, and for the love of god take back all the dvds. actually, except one. the fourth season of breaking
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bad. i just really want to know if walt and schuyler sciel buy that car wash so they can keep their secret drug lab going. you know, just one more episode >> osgood: a con confession from luke burbank. now to bob scheiffer in washington for a look at what's ahead on face the nation. >> schieffer: we've got the present mayor of new york michael bloomberg and the former florida governor jeb bush to give us their thoughts on how to break the dead lock here in washington. >> osgood: thank you bob scheiffer. we'll be watching. next week, here on sunday morning >> in the beginning god created the heavens and the earth >> osgood: chapter and verse on the tv miniseries, the bible. they used centrum silver for the study... so i guess my wife was right. [ male announcer ] centrum. always your most complete.
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eng_anne makovec sunday homeless_raw_3-8 11:48:54;01 you have a small disaster.. ((butt to)) this one is economic.. ((butt to)) you end up with people looking like refugees. ((butt to)) inside the borders of the united states. a massive tent city - cleared out up the chall >> you have a small disaster and this one is drastic. you have people walking around like refugees inside the united states. >> challenges and misconceptions of the homeless population in the san jose. >> cardinals celebrate mass before beginning the conclave to elect a new pope. i'm randall pinkston in vatican city with the story coming up. >> and the gun control debate continues. a big response to a gun buyback and a new bill that may let one community decide the fate of gun shows. >> it's 7:30 on march 10th.
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i'm anne makovec. we're going to be sitting down with state senator mark leno. >> boom time in san francisco as the entire bay area really makes this super bowl bid. we'll hear from mayors present and past on that. >> and, plus, we're going to be taking a look at the key part of the east bay span that got put in on the bridge. the cardinals in the vatican will begin the process of selecting a new pope. >> at this point, there's no clear front runner. let's go to randall pinkston joining us from vatican city. good morning, randall. >> reporter: good morning, anne. the cardinals have been engaged in all kinds of matters, talking about changes, management, and the


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