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colorado.com next. have a great day good morning to our viewers in the west. it is monday july 1st, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." the biggest loss of firefighters since september 11th, 2001. 19 die as flames destroy hundreds of homes in arizona. >> hundreds of thousands of protesters rise up against egypt's elected president. fears of new violence today. can fast food be part of the fight against obesity? and charlie's revealing conversation with a very private johnny depp. we begin this morning with a look at "today's eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> emotional? we're devastated. we just lost 19 of the finest 'll
ever meet. right now we're in crisis. firefighting unit were killed after being overtaken by flames and smoke. >> this fire was very radical in its behavior. they were caught up in a very bad situation. >> it's the deadliest wildfire involving in 30 years and it is still burning out of control. >> the hot shot crew is here to help, and it's so sad it happened to them. >> the yarnell fire forced the evacuation of hundreds. >> i'm packing up everything that i can. >> so much of the west is wilting under a heat wave with temperatures soaring into the triple digits people are doing all they can to stay cool. a cirque du soleil performer died after a fall during a vegas show. an investigation is under way. european union officials say they are shocked following a report that the nsa was spying on eu offices. call in the mini miracle on the hudson. >> a sightseeing helicopter lost power to its engine, so the pilot set it down in the river.
everyone is said to be okay with only minor injuries. >> it's another miracle on the hudson here? >> i would say so. and "all that mattered." >> the first family visiting the island prison where freedom fighter nelson mandela was held as a political prisoner for 18 years. >> nelson mandela showed us that one man's courage can move the world. >> on "cbs this morning." >> during his trip to south africa, president obama had an unexpected moment of levity. >> you've got to drop the mike. >> today's "eye opener" is presented by choice hotels. welcome to "cbs this morning" and good morning, norah. >> good morning, charlie. sad news out of arizona today. >> a real tragedy and many questions. as you wake up in the west arizona is coping with the deadliest fire involving
wildland firefighters in 80 years. this morning the headline of "the arizona republic" reads "tragedy." fast-moving flames killed members of an elite crew. >> at least 200 homes have already been destroyed. john blackstone is in nearly congress. john, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. arizona governor jan brewer said in a statement, this is as dark a day as she can remember. on these big wildfires, firefighters come from all over the west. but the hot shots killed here were from this area. all members of the prescott arizona, fire department from just 30 miles down the road. and that has made the loss here all the more tragic. triple-digit heat and 45-mile-per-hour wind gusts fueled the yarnell hill fire into an out-of-control monster sunday, overpowering an elite team of firefighters. >> we're devastated. we just lost 19 of some of the
finest people you'll ever meet. i mean, right now we're in crisis. >> reporter: the men were trying to help get the blaze under control when the fire suddenly shifted, taking them by surprise. >> you know this fire was very radical in its behavior. the fields were very dry, relative humidity was low. the wind was coming out of the south. it turned around on us because of the monsoon action this afternoon. they were just caught up in a very bad situation. >> reporter: all 19 members were part of the granite mountain hot shots, a crew that hauls heavy gear into a fire's path, building lines of protection between people and flames. the crew was working around barbara potter's place on saturday. >> i waved at one of them and i said, what's up guys? is there a fire in the back of the neighborhood or something? and he said no. he said we're coming in to take a look at where we can set up a break to try and save the neighborhood. and they're gone. >> reporter: officials believe a lightning strike sparked the blaze friday. it continued working its way
around the town of yarnell overnight, destroying hundreds of buildings. now as crews battle to get the blaze under control, the community is coming to grips with the lives lost. >> when you have that much fuel and that dry a conditions and those kind of wind conditions it can become extremely unpredictable. what we do do is we teach people to be safe to take safety precautions, sometimes unfortunately it just doesn't work out. >> reporter: this fire is still growing rapidly. it's now burned across some 8,000 acres. and charlie and norah, it is 0% contained. >> john blackstone, thank you. and president obama is expressing his condolences this morning for the 19 firefighters killed. in a statement released overnight, the president called them heroes highly skilled professionals who like so many across our country do every day, selflessly put themselves in harm's way to protect the lives and property of fellow citizens
they would never meet. carter evans is outside the fire department in prescott arizona. that is home base for the 19 who were killed. carter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. and good morning to our viewers in the west. the flag at the station where they were based is at half-staff this morning. the 19 firefighters that were killed were part of an elite squad of first responders known as hot shots. they're highly trained. and the granite mountain hot shots had actually successfully contained a fire right here in arizona just one week ago. but the yarnell fire would prove too intense. hot shot crews are often first on the scene, on the ground fighting these fires by hand physically cutting the fire break around the fire. teams are often comprised of 20 men and women. the granite mountain shot shots are one of 110 teams spread throughout the country. they're activated during wildfire season, and they're called where needed. assignments are dangerous and demanding. they're often working right on the fire line.
14-hour days carrying 60 pounds of gear or more. it is still not exactly clear what happened to these 19 firefighters. investigators don't want to speculate. we do know their bodies were found late sunday afternoon. they also found 19 fully deployed fire shelters. now, each member of the hot shot team always carries a fire shelter on his belt. it looks like a small one-man tent maybe a large sleeping bag with a reflective coating on the outside. it is a tool of last resort. and survival in a fire shelter is not a guarantee by any means. it is a situation where firefighters feel like they can't escape. that is the only time when they use these shelters. firefighters are trained to use these shelters and deploy them within 0 within 30 seconds or less and taught to keep their mouth and noses close to the ground where
they'll find the most oxygen. they'll have to stay in these fire shelters as the fire passes over them. that could be minutes. it could be hours. and it's unknown in this case. the names of these firefighters have still not been released. >> thank you. our meteorologist of wfor is looking at the conditions in arizona that may have played a role in the disaster. jeff, good morning. >> hey good morning, charlie. i was looking at the observations yesterday. and some of the obvious things that come to mind is the high temperature was 10 on0 degrees. relative humidity was bone dry, 10% or less during the day. now, the winds were fairly calm and predictable in the morning, but during the mid to late part of the afternoon, thunderstorms started to develop right around that area. which means not only was there lightning, but also the winds became very gusty and very unpredictable. we saw wind gusts up to 30 35 miles an hour. and that made the behavior of the fire very unpredictable and probably caught them off guard. >> jeff, what about the forecast
for today there? >> well there's not much relief in sight over the next several days. take a look. high temperatures today around 116 in phoenix, about 128 in death valley. 108 in boise. so all that heat in the southwest is spreading northwest. 116 today in las vegas. and it looks like the record heat streak of four consecutive days of 115 plus in las vegas is in jeopardy today we'll probably tie it and tomorrow we will very well break it. and the national weather service out there saying this is likely to be a top five heat wave of the century. >> jeff, thank you. in egypt, there is new violence this morning, but president mohamed morsi is standing firm in the face of massive protests. hundreds of thousands took to the streets of cairo yesterday, calling on morsi to step down. >> at least 16 people have been killed in a week of sporeadic violence. among the victims, this american college student was stabbed to
death friday while watching a demonstration. charissa ward is in cairo with developments. >> reporter: protesters had stormed and looted the headquarters of the muslim brotherhood this morning. that was the scene of deadly clashes last night. here in tahrir square as you can see behind me relatively calm and quiet. there are still a few protesters camped out but traffic is moving. that said it is still early in the day, and the streets are still tense. the square exploded with egyptians. jubilant and defiant, they had one simple message for their president. please leave. army helicopters flew low over the square as if to tell the protesters that if things got out of control, the military would step in. the crowd erupted in cheers. not all the protests were peaceful. there were attacks on the muslim brotherhood headquarters in cairo and sporadic clashes outside of the capitol. still with such massive numbers
taking to the streets across the country, there have been fears that the violence would be worse. at a pro-morsi rally near the presidential palace supporters carried sticks and bats and wore hard hats. a teacher told us it was their duty to defend the presidency. >> i am here first to all to support. we are peace-loving people. we don't attack anyone, anyone. >> reporter: but critics of the president like 35-year-old fati said they were fed up with morsi's failure to stop the country's economic decline and the breakdown of law and order. >> reporter: so what's your message to president morsi? >> just to tell him leave. this is the only message we have. >> reporter: egyptians are already bracing themselves for another possible wave of massive demonstrations. anti-morsi protesters have said
that the president has until 5:00 p.m. tomorrow to step down and that if he does not, they will begin a massive campaign of civil disobedience. for "cbs this morning," clarisa ward cairo. president obama begins the last leg of his tour of africa this morning. the president just arrived in tanzania following a visit to south africa. there he paid tribute to the ailing nelson mandela. major garrett traveling with the president. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. from the airport, the president headed to the state house. a joyous boisterous reception there, red carpet and a boulevard renamed barack obama drive. right now the president is involved in a press conference with the tanzanian president. questions about u.s. surveillance in europe and possibly the president's reaction to violence and street protests in egypt could come up. but as was true in sudan and south africa, nelson mandela is on this president's mind and the continent. ♪ universal an anti-apartheid hero nelson
mandela hovered over president obama's odyssey on behalf of u.s. trade and investment throughout africa. mandela's condition remained the same critical but stable and on life support at a pretoria hospital. the two met in washington in 2005 when mr. obama was a senator. but as the president and first family retraced mandela's life as a prisoner on bleak robben island, a poignant truth emerged, the world's two most famous black presidents would never meet. mr. obama did meet briefly with some of mandela's family in johannesburg. the first couple shown in this white house photo phoned mandela's third wife almost always at his bedside. >> mandiba's health weighs heavily on our hearts. nelson mandela showed us that one man's courage can move the world. and he calls on us to make choices that reflect not our
fears but our hopes. >> reporter: before arriving here, the president announced a $16 billion joint venture between the united states government and american corporations to try to create 80% capacity for electricity across the continent of africa in 15 years. one other note the president and the first lady will see president -- former president bush and former first lady laura bush here in tanzania tomorrow to celebrate the opening of a woman's health clinic and also to memorialize the first terrorist strike against the u.s. embassy here in tanzania in 1998. charlie and norah, back to you. >> the obamas and the bushes together. major garrett, thank you. leaders in europe say they are deeply worried by a report the united states spied on the european union. the allegations come from nsa leaker edward snowden. elizabeth palmer is in london. elizabeth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. that's right details of these allegations have been leaking out over the last 48 hours in britain and in europe. and the political fallout has ranged from astonishment to fury.
european leaders gathering over the weekend to mark croatia's entry into the eu were blindsided by new allegations said to have been leaked by edward snowden and published in germany and the uk. the reports say that a european union office in washington was bugged so official conversations and e-mails could have been monitored by american intelligence. the president of the european parliament is martin schultz. >> is this the basis for a constructive relationship on the basis of mutual trust? i think no. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry on an official visit to brunei said the europeans had raised the matter with him, but he wouldn't comment until he knew the whole truth. then added -- >> every country in the world that is engaged in international affairs, of national security undertakes lots of activities to
protect its national security. >> reporter: meanwhile, the source of the leaks, edward snowden, is still, as far as anyone knows, holed up in a moscow airport. last week it looked as if he might get asylum in ecuador. but after a phone call from vice president biden, ecuador's president seemed to be shying away from a commitment. "we can't process an asylum request because snowden isn't on ecuadorian soil. if he arrives, we will seek the opinion of the u.s." the russians for their part still insist snowden can't leave the transit area of the airport because as his u.s. passport was revoked, he has no travel documents. so right now snowden's fate hangs in diplomatic limbo. "the guardian" newspaper is reporting here in london new allegations that the u.s. also spied on other allied countries including japan and korea. and that's bound to be an issue for secretary of state kerry who
is actually at an asian security conference today. charlie and norah? >> thank you. there could be 60,000 more cars on the morning in the san francisco bay area. that is because commuter train workers are on strike. the bay area rapid transit system is closed. talks broke down last night. the fight is over salary pensions and health care. b.a.r.t. is the nation's fifth largest rail system. in las vegas, the world famous cirque du soleil says it's canceling all performances of one of its signature shows until further notice. the decision comes after saturday night's death of a cast member, a first for the company. ben tracy reports on the victim a mother of two with decades of experience. >> reporter: this is the dramatic fight scene that comes near the end of cirque du soleil's las vegas show. audience members say it was during this scene saturday night when the 31-year-old who used a stage name sassoon reportedly split free of a safety wire
plummeting some 50 feet into a pit below the show's stage. this woman was in the audience. >> her arms were flailing and trying to grab on to something as was her legs were out of control. she didn't seem like she was very in control of her body. >> reporter: she was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. despite recent layoffs, cirque is a billion-dollar enterprise with 19 shows running around the world, employing 1300 artists. her death is the first in the troupe's nearly 30-year history. >> down below where the actress had fallen you could hear like, groaning and, like screams of pain. >> reporter: cirque du soleil's founder issued a statement. "i am heartbroken. sassoon was an original since 2006 and has been an integral part of our tight family. we are reminded with great humility and respect how extraordinary our artists are each and every night." ♪ there have been more than 4,000 performances of "qa" since opening at the mgm grand.
it's one of eight cirque shows currently playing in vegas including the newly opened michael jackson-inspired show "one." last week in that show a performer was taken away in a wheelchair. >> i never expected anything bad to happen because i know that these guys are so incredibly trained, and they've been doing it, like all their lives. >> reporter: cirque has not said when performances of "qa" will resume. ben tracy, los angeles. time to show you headlines from around the globe. "the wall street journal" says health insurance rates will jump even for healthy people when the health care law begins later this year. rates for individual coverage could double or triple but premium for those who are sick should become more affordable. and "the washington post" says dire predictions about federal budget cuts fell short. out of 48 predictions, only 11 have come through. one place the pain is being felt, emergency jobless
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the ride back will start about 3:00 and end at 7:00 and i got to tell you everything has been going smoothly here and people are enjoying the buses. some saying they're finding a new way to work maybe they will take these buses the rest of the time. >> thank you, mike sugerman live in the city. traffic and weather coming up. farmers presents: 15 seconds of smart. so you're worried about house fires? stop smoking. manage your wires. watch out for space heaters. clean the chimney. get one of these. cool the romance. and of course, talk to farmers. hi. ♪ we are farmers bum - pa - dum bum - bum - bum - bum♪
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look at that. there was a near collision at the tour de france. that little white dog ran out in the middle of the race. the dog scurried off just in time. things change today for the nation's student program. we'll look at what it means for tens of millions of americans. and important news for women living with hot flashes. why this can help women who can't take hormone treatment. that story straight ahead. jennifer lopez is believed to be the first western plains american country to tour charlie.
turkmenistan is a former soviet republic bordered to the south by iran and afghanistan. it is a country so repressiveere the statement says torture and disregard for civil liberties happens frequently. jenny from the block? try the former soviet block. ♪ at a glitzy cop certificate owned by china's state owned oil company saturday jennifer lopez sang "happy birthday" to turkmenistan's ruler. online reaction was swift. critics flooded her facebook
page and actress and human rights actress mia farrow tweeted tweeted lopez has add. they say it was vetted by her representatives. had there been knowledge of human rights issues of any kind jennifer would not have attended. lopez who reportedly got a pill ondollars for sings at the wedding of a son of an oil tycoon in 2011 is not the first performer to get into trouble for singing for dik tarots. nearly two years ago hillary swank apologized for appearing at a birthday gathering for a dictateor accused of murder and
torture. and >> most overseas paid gigs for most celebrities of jennifer lopez's stature are seven-and eight-figure paydays. >> it's unsure if the outcry will lead to any lasting damage of her brand. now, the gadhafi family once paid 50 cent, mariah carey, and usher. they all made donations to charity, but no word charlie and norah, on whether j.lo plans on doing the same. >> thank you, jan. congress has failed to hash out ooh a solution on student loan borrowing. that means starting today interest rates on government funded student loans will double. cbs analyst mellody hobson is with us this morning. good morning. >> good morping. >> what does that mean for
students? >> this rate was 3.4% set in 2007 because congress said the stat was getting out of control. now it's going to be 6.8 because they can't agree on a methodology. that has immr. i indications for the 7 million people who take out a loan this year not for those who already have loans. >> this is tough. we know it's greater than credit card debt. you think this is going to affect the larger economy. >> i do actually. i think it could have an effect. we know that the debt itself is starting -- causing people to delay starting families, buying cars buying homes. it used to be the more education you had the more likely you were to own a home. now we're finding because of the debt the more education you have people are less likely to own a home. 36% less likely if you have student debt. so just buying a house and starting a family has $145 in
economic activity tied it to and so not doing that could slow down the economy. >> why do you think that congress didn't take action on this? i mean i know there were a number of excuses made by congress, but do you expect this is a done deal and it will stay there? >> they say there's something that could be done that's retroactive to today so it's not over yet, but the bottom line is there's a big dispute. the democrats say let's delay this for one year, keep rates the way they are. the republicans say let's not have rates jump and be out of control but let's come up with some method that ties the rate to real interest rates. >> norah's right though. the interesting thing is the economic thing is it's leading to it. >> that's everything from mortgages to car loans to how people's bond funds are doing in their 401(k) plans, so rising
rates are having an effect. this is just not sustain snoobl i think we're going hear more about this on the front page of "usa today." also i don't want to say good-bye until we say congratulations on your wedding. >> thank you. >> the pictures were beautiful. >> thanks. it was fun. >> you're headed off on your honeymoon? >> i am. >> thanks for stopping by. congratulations. >> a fierce battle over abortion rights led to an 11-hour filibuster last week and a personal fight between governor rick perry and a democratic state senator. today lawmakers return for a special session called by the governor. manuel bojorquez is in austin. good morning. >> good morning, norah and charlie. thousands on both sides of the adee bait are going to gather this afternoon. wendy dave the democratic state senator who's leading the battle against the bill is vowing to
fight even harder this time, but republicans are determined not let her stand in their way. >> i think really what's happening here bob, is politicians are using this issue to boost their own political aspirations, their own political ambitions. >> reporter: ahead of today's special session, state senator wendy davis appeared on cbs's "face the nation," sharpening her attacks against republicans. >> they're bullying women and their liberties are constitutionally guaranteed liberties in the process. >> the battle is over a bill backed by governor rick perry which would impose sweeping restrictions on abortions in texas. supporters say it would improve women's health care and a recent poll found that more than 60% of texans surveyed approved banning abortions after 20 weeks, a key part of the measure. critics, however, argue the bill would impose rules essentially forcing the state's abortion
clinics to close. the debate boiled over last week as davis staged an 11-hour filibuster. when republicans tried to stop her, a massive protest erupted. but perry refused to back down. >> i announce i'm bringing lawmakers back to austin texas, to finish their business. >> reporter: davis says she expects republicans will have a better strategy this time around. >> they mismanaged the clock terribly last time and they also ran rough shot other a lot of our senate rules and traditions to try to ram this bill through, and they'll probably be a little bit smarter about how they try to move this bill and n this next session starting on monday. the gop leadership is also vowing to avoid another marathon filibuster. >> we're going to make sure we've got plenty of time and no
human being can talk for two weeks, so this bill is going to pass. >> reporter: the special session could last up to 30 days if the bill pass this time abortions rights groups have already vowed to take their battles to the courts. charlie and norah? >> very interesting. thank you. and nearly 75% of women with menopause experience hot flashes. now there's a new drug for treating it. we're going to look at who it hell help helps. a fight against cancer. that's tomorrow on "cbs this morning."
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the fda has approved a new drug used to treat women with hot flashes. dr. tara shir razzian is a gynecologist. explain what this new drug is. >> it's a generic medication that's used for systematic hot flashes and we've been using it in the obgyn community for years it's used to treat symptomatic hot flashes. >> what does it do? >> it decreases the intensity and severity of hot flashes and with 75% of women suffering from hot flashes between the ages of ha 45 and 55, it allows the majority of women who are menopausal to benefit. >> you may have cover thad there, but there have been a series of drugs.
how does this drug add to change what's been happening before? >> well, this drug is a slightly lower dose. this new drug is 7.5. it is a slightly lower dose. we're very hopeful. >> then what is the speculation as to why a panel disagreed with the fda. >> well, i can't say definitively why because i wasn't on the panel, but, you know definitely that advisory committee waits for data. so likely they didn't find the scientific data quite compelling enough, but as i said we have been using per ox teen in the gyn community for years. >> you've been using it as paxil, which is an anti-depressant. >> which is an anti-depressant. i've been using it in my
practice. >> for women experiencing hot flashes who don't want to use drugs that have hormones in them, is this kind of in new science? >> yes definitely. there are a lot of women who can't use hormone therapy and we understand more and more about estrogen and progesterone use. women who have blood clots or history of blood clots or other things, it definitely opens up all right. we're going to get hot again today around much of the bay area. the sun coming up on what looks like temperatures heading back into the triple digits. probably even a little bit warmer than yesterday. a hazy shot from our mount vaca cam right now, although air quality is suffering, not too
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good morning, gayle, good morning, charlie everybody. it is 8:00 a.m. in the west. welcome back to "cbs this morning." prescott, arizona's fire chief said we're devastated after fast moving flames killed 19 of his most elite firefighters. a sightseeing helicopter falls from the sky over new york city. what happens next reminds of the mire kell on the hudson. junk food could help in the fight against obesity. but first here is a look at today's eye-opener at 8:00. nineteen firefighters killed were a squad of elite first responders known as hot shots. >> the deadliest in 80 years. >> the fire is burning 85 miles northwest of phoenix in the town
of yarnell. >> arizona governor dan brewer said in a statement, this is as dark a day as he can remember. >> details have been leaking out over the last 48 hours when the political fallout has ranged from astonishment to fury. thousands of texans on both sides of the abortion debate are planning to gather at the state capital this afternoon. >> jennifer lopez is believed to be the first western star to visit the country turkmenistan. this morning j. lo has second thoughts about the distinction. >> it is a country so repressive it once banned circuses and operas. >> it used to be the more education you had, the more likely you were to own a home. now we're finding because of the debt, the more education you have, people are less likely to own a home. >> the national weather service saying this is likely to be a top five heat wave of the century. >> hot and sweaty. it's hot it's hot, it's hot. >> like being in an oven. >> hot for me. i have to wear my short pants
today, which i don't never wear. >> today's eye-opener at 8:00 is presented by choice hotels. i i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. a wildfire in arizona is taking a terrible toll. nineteen firefighters from an elite unit have been killed. the flames overran their position yesterday in yarnell, arizona. only one crew member survived. >> the fire is still burning out of control at this hour about 90 miles northwest of phoenix. john blackstone is in congress, arizona. john, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. and good morning to our viewers in the west. arizona governor jan brewer said in a statement, this is as dark a day as she can remember. on these big wildfires, fire crews come from all over the west. the hot shots who were killed here were from this area. they are all members of the
prescott, arizona, fire department. that's just 30 miles down the road. that has made the tragedy felt here all the greater. triple digit heat and 45 mile-per-hour wind gusts fuel the yarnell hill fire into a monster out of control sunday, overpowering an elite team of firefighters. >> we're devastated. we just lost 19 of some of the finest people you'll ever meet. right now we're in crisis. >> the men were trying to help get the blaze under control when the fire suddenly shifted taking them by surprise. all 19 members were part of the granite mountain hot shots. >> they aren't the people with engine companies, large trucks. they are the core of firefighting right in the middle of the incident. >> reporter: officials believe a lightning strike sparked the blaze friday. now, as crews battle to get the blaze under control, the community is coming to grips with the lives lost. >> you have that much fuel and that dry a conditions and those
kind of wind conditions it can become extremely unpredictable. what we do do people take safety precautions, sometimes unfortunately it just doesn't work out. >> reporter: this fire is still growing rapidly. it has now burned across 8,000 acres and officials say it is 0% contained. >> john blackstone thank you. the fflts who died yesterday spent years working in some of the most dangerous conditions possible. carter evans in arizona, the home of this elite unit. carter good morning. >> reporter: charlie and gayle, good morning, and to our viewers in the west. this was the deadliest fire for firefighters in 18 years. the 19 who were killed sunday afternoon were part of an elite team of first responders. they are known as hot shots. they are the granite mountain hot shots. they had successfully contained a wildfire just one week ago.
hot shots are often first on the scene, not necessarily with hoses and fire engines but hand tools, pick axes and shovels, physically cutting a containment line around the fire. it is still not clear what happened to these 19 firefighters sunday afternoon. their bodies were found. next to them were 19 deployed fire shelters. firefighters are trained with these fire shelters. they look like small one-man tents with a reflective surface on the outside. they can withstand high temperatures for a period of time. but they are a tool of last resort and survival is not guaranteed. firefighters are taught to keep their noses and mouths very close to the ground. that's where they are going to get their best chance at oxygen and cooler air. they are also taught not to panic when they are inside these shelters. once they made the decision to deploy, no matter how hot it gets, they are taught to stay there until it is safe to come out of those fire shelters. now, the names of these 19 who
were killed have still not been released. their family members are still being notified. charlie, norah, and gayle, we are told that only one member of this 20-person team survived this deadly fire. >> thank you, carter evans. meteorologist jeff berardelli of our cbs station wfor is watching the conditions in arizona. jeff, the question now, how do you think today's weather is going to affect the fire? >> not much better. it's still going to be hot. it's still going to be very dry. there's the possibility of a couple of afternoon thunderstorms like we saw during the day yesterday. take a look at this map. early yesterday afternoon wind gusts weren't really a problem. in fact, the winds were fairly calm. we had high temperatures around 100, very low relative humidity. but i'm going to put this in motion. notice how the winds come up as thunderstorms develop around yarnell, prescott had 44 miles an hour and 49 in kingman.
you can imagine the conditions became very unpredictable during the day yesterday. during the day today, high temperatures a lot like yesterday. and the past couple of days 116 in phoenix, around 108 in boise 128 in death valley. all that heat is spreading northwest. in las vegas, probably 116 degrees. it looks like we're going to set a record. probably tie it today for consecutive days at 115 plus in las vegas and maybe set that record during the day tomorrow. gayle, charlie, norah. >> hundreds of boston marathon runners crossed the finish line. it started in los angeles. one runner carrying an american flag collapsed before the finish. others helped her get through the last few steps. cross-country relay helped them raise money for people injured in the boston bombings. a mini mire kell a helicopter splashed down yesterday in new york's hudson
river, the same place where flight 1549 landed four years ago. we all remember that one. the chopper had a 22-year-old pilot at the controls. >> reporter: this is not how most tours of the big apple end up. >> we saw the helicopter come down. like when it was about 5 meters from the water, landed quite hard. >> reporter: the pilot michael campbell, managed to bring it down upright and intact. he deployed the flotation devices to keep it from sinking. >> people are calling you a hero. >> just doing my job. that's all you can do at the end of the day. >> reporter: jet skiers and boaters rescued the pilot and tourists from sweden. >> they all seemed healthy. they were all shocked, of course, especially the pilot. >> reporter: the tourist helicopter started from the heliport and flew north along the hudson river and put down where another famous crash
landing, miracle on the hudson happened in 2009. in both cases the pilots were praised for saving lives. >> this is a pilot knew exactly what he was doing at the time he was doing it and trained for the worst case scenario and a great outcome. it's him who should take credit. >> sully sullenberger is now a "cbs this morning" consultant. >> the final critical maneuver is choosing the height to begin the landing. doing it too high would make it not work out. doing it too late the helicopter would hit the water too hard. the fact this helicopter remained upright was a huge advantage. >> reporter: 300,000 people a year take tourists flight around manhattan. the national transportation safety board will inspect the chopper to determine the cause of the accident. for "cbs this morning," new york. >> 22 years old and cool under pressure. in the paper this morning he said he went home last night and did his laundry. >> that is very cool. >> very cool. nypd said they didn't even get wet.
that's what a flawless emergency landing this was. >> but he said what most heroes say, i'm just doing my job. johnny depp is known for being private. he never talks. guess what he opened up to charlie rose also known for being private. we'll learn about his new role as tonto and why he envies older people. >> he's not so private with us.
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a recent gallup study finds the rate of obesity is at 20%. "the cure for obesity:how science can beat junky health food." so you see the two phrases. healthy and judge food. they do not go together. what do you mean. >> they exclusively don't but they could. the fact of the matter is food companies know how to make the junky food people love somewhat healthier. they have techniques for doing it and we need to push them into doing it. >> there's a thing in the sunday times just yesterday that says even if you offer healthy food people don't buy it. >> that's a big part of the problem. mcdonald's and other companies have discovered this the hard way. hey, look, if they say this is a healthy alternative, people stay
away from it. make it but don't tell them. >> food companies create something that tastes good to you, regardless of whether it's healthy or not. why can't they create things that taste good and are good for you. >> they could. >> why don't they? >> okay. they don't because it's a lot easier to make junky food that tastes great but it's not healthy. it's harder to make it be healthier. >> and more expensive. >> and it could be more expensive but not necessarily. the trick is it may not taste 100% as good as the other stuff, so these companies have to push it. and guess what? they are great at getting us to buy food. >> we've got the cover. i have to challenge you on this. you've got a big picture of a double on here. it looks like a big mac. i've had one. i know gayle has. but charlie, not so much. it's talking about the cure for
obesity. it's not the cure for obesity. >> i'm not telling anybody eating fresh produce to switch to junk food. we all seem to agree that people are hooked on junk food so whenever anyone says to let's switch to healthy produce, they're hooked. >> you're saying the junk food people should be part of the conversation. what's the reaction you're getting to this article because i would imagine you're ticking a lot of people off. >> i expected to get pushback but i've never seen anything lie it. >> your article goes further. you've taken on mark bittman. you say in your article that shows no stois show processed food is bad but most studies say we should get away from processed food. >> yes. and as i say, i eat >> the p
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paralyzing much of the morning commute. ann notarangelo good morning. 8:25 your time. the bart strike is paralyzing much of the morning commute. ann notarangelo is live in alameda where some commuters are traveling by water this morning. ann, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank. yes, the san francisco bays ferry has beefed up service because of the bart strike increasing not only the number of ferries going back and forth but also the frequency. today they can accommodate up to 50,000 passengers, usually only about 20,000. there have been very long lines though here at alameda's main street ferry. but the wait is no locker than 45 minutes. that's because the ferries are departing every 45 minutes and that will be the drill for as long as this strike holds. things are going well so far by passengers and the ferry both
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new venue selling high end art. amazon will open a new section as soon as this month. it will offer one-of-a-kind paintings and prints from about 100 small galleries across the nation. the national weather service says the mercury hit 128 degrees yesterday in death valley. that would tie the record for the hottest june day in the united states but the national parks service's thermometer about 200 yards away says 129.9 which breaks that record. official recordings are released the morning. >> once you get over 109 dries, isn't it just hot, hot, hot. >> we would rather be hot than cold. >> absolutely agree. and shanghai daily says starting today people will be required to visit their elderly parents regularly. it's the law.
this story scares me a little bit. don't you think when your kids get older they'd want to come see you and not be required by law? >> that's . he began talking about his character tanto. he talks about how he puts his own spin on that classic role. >> i saw this interesting warrior and there was a -- i saw a way in it to tip the cliche of the portrayal of native americans. first and foremost was these people must be respected, these native americans. they need to be respected.
they need to be treated with dignity. and then the entertainment sort of part came later. >> but you remember watching tanto as a child. >> oh, yeah. i was a big fan. i was a big fan. i loved it. even at the ripe old age of 5 or 6 years old, i was always perturbed at tanto being a sidekick. >> take a look at this. this is "rolling stone." there you are. >> there he is. >> take a look at this. you know the photograph. >> yeah. that was the inspiration. >> that was the inspiration. >> was indeed the inspiration. immediately i was struck by the lines going down his face because it appeared to me as if the map had been cut into quarters, and there were various sections of the man, the personality, the rage, the damaged child, this or that. >> you could see all that in the face. >> that's what i felt. that's great. the bird's on his head.
no, it's flying behind him. then i thought, no it should be on his head. i think even now when presented with the images of tanto, his needs were struck by him. i think moment we went into production and they saw what i actually looked like really fully, i think they were a little bit worried again. >> they had more doubts. >> yeah. and that's sort of -- >> that's the kind of stimulus -- i mean it's stimulating for me. if somebody's a little worried about what i'm doing, i must be doing it right. >> you must be doing it right. you're not worried. they're worried. >> absolutely. if i don't see some sort of panic or fear near me i get worried. >> will it work when you turn 50? >> i wutake up to another day.
everybody wakes up. i'm 50 half a century. it was like 40 to me. feels like another decade. 50, you can really start to look forward to total irresponsibility. >> irresponsibility or responsibility. >> total irresponsibility. as you get older, you can sit in a chair and wear anything you want, you know. you can walk down -- old people dress cool. >> they do. >> sweat pants. the elderly have it down. >> somebody said to me when i became 60 i used to care what people thought of me. now i only care what i think of them. >> marlon said he reached a certain point in his life where he was finally able to utter the words i just don't care and the way he said it to me was -- it was like you know it was as if he attained nirvana. >> he worried a little bit about you working too hard. >> yeah.
>> he said what? >> he said "how many films do you do a year?" i said i don't know. two or three. he said too much. i said what do you mean too much. he said you only have so many faces in your pocket. it makes sense. you run out of pockets. >> it makes sense. do you worry about the character? >> you wonder about the character if it will make people nervous, especially when wall lets are involved the process itself is a gas, and you're out there each time trying to do something different. each time you're out there, you reach out. >> what have kids meant for you?
>> kids? >> your kids. >> my kids? everying. >> what do you mean. >> everything. they certainly made me grow up, that's for sure. >> really? >> yeah. >> you mean take responsibility or -- >> well no. as they sort of progress throughout life, you know my son, my boy jack is now 11 my daughter lily rose is 14. you know you start getting hit with some very interesting situations in life you know as a parent when they approach that teenage arena, which is frightening because you still have memories of that age and things you might have been doing at that age. >> and you lie awake thinking, god, i hope they don't do what i did. >> please don't do what i did. >> really you could explain and talk to them and the split from their mother and having to come -- it's always unpleasant regardless. >> always, always, but my kids
-- vanessa, by the way, we had arrivinged at a place like people do. when you have children there's no room for lies there's no room for anything but the truth. it's not a -- anything other than that is a bad example, i believe, so we were just very truthful with them and they were incredibly understanding, incredibly accepting. i was extremely proud. >> music too. >> yeah. >> it's what you wanted to be. >> it still is my life. always was. it's just -- i don't do it for a living anymore. it's my natural habitat, really to have a guitar strapped to me. >> when you played you didn't want to be the vocal list. you wanted to be the grown man in the shadows.
>> exactly. when i was playing clubs at 15 16, 17 years old, i was even then trying to stay oust the light, you know tried to stay in the darkness and just play my guitar. >> is any of that still who you are? >> most definitely. the idea of being that lead singer, you know being the front man, to me when you're in a group or band is -- >> you'd rather be keith than mick. >> i'd rather be keith than mick, no disrespect. >> exactly. >> none whatsoever. >> being a good vocal list is fine with me but i just want to be ba there. >> can't do that. don't want to. >> look ahead. what are the priorities? what are they? >> 50 let's say, the start of a new decade i think, you know, the goals are maybe slightly more selfish in a sense -- not
selfish, but that search for a little more freedom here and there, maybe a little less work a little more time with the kids, a little more freedom, a little more time off. >> more space. >> more space. more ability to breathe and not have to be the novelty. >> i was not ready for the interview to end. the thing is he very seldom talks to anyone and when he talks, you really feel he a, is speaking very truthfully and very smart. i love what he said. when you have children there's just no room for lies. what struck you about him? >> well the interesting thing is i hadn't seen it for a while. we both spoke at marlon brando's memorial service and michael jackson was sitting in the front row in his military uniform. we remembered it instantly.
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>> reporter: well, good morning, norah. as you can see behind me the re-enactors are already out there. that is the iron brigade of the union army and we're standing what is known as the highwater mark. this is what they considered to be the most important victory, the site of the turning point for the civil war. in gettysburg, pennsylvania sunday, an ety mated 8,500 reeneighthers replayed what is known as pickett's charge. it was the decisive battle on the third and final day of gettysburg. rebel troons were mowed down by the thousands as they marched across a mile-long field. after less than an hour survivors retreated in defeat. in re-enactment and in photos taken after the event, bodies littered the battlefield.
>> the battlefield was the turning point of the war. had the north lost here at gettysburg it's possible lee might have gone into baltimore and philadelphia and the whole tone of the war might have changed. >> reporter: on sunday the 150th anniversary of the gettysburg was re-enacted on the battlefield. chase adkins sang the national an anthem. many gathered and shopped in the shops and posed for pictures. after dark there was a candlelight ceremony to the senn tear where many are buried the same senn tear where abraham lincoln delivered the gettysburg
address. goodwin wrote "team of rivals," the boom that the movie is based on. >> the battle would be special in the south but the fact that he wrote and delivered that extraordinary address. that's what gives this place meaning. >> reporter: goodwin says the most striking thing about this battlefield is that so much carnage here happened 150 years ago and today it is just extraordinarily tranquil. charlie, norah, and gayle? >> it's amazing. a lot of books coming out on the 150th anniversary and a look at the mistakes general lee made including not being surprised as to where the union soldiers were. and therefore you had that kind of carnage that you saw and it turned the nature of the war. >> and 150 year is ago people still go out and re-enact that. that's amazing. when we come back "under
if you watched last week's premiere of "under the dome," you were not alone. 17 million viewers saw the first installment of the describe five show based on stephen king's novel. anthony mason wroegt with the prolific writer. >> reporter: this novel about a glass dome about an unsuspecting town is being brought to life in a cbs series.
>> why can't you hear the sirens. >> it came to me if i could put a dope it could be a microcosm where we have finite resources where we have nowhere to g. >> i like the idea of a small town feel too. everybody gets along and everybody knows everybody. i thought if you put people under pressure, what happens next? >> this dome thing, how big is it? >> no idea. >> we're under a dome. >> are we going to run out of air? >> we're trapped. >> is writing a con pulgs for you or do you need to have some story that just gets in your brain and you can't get out? >> it's a compulsion. for one thing, when i was younger my head was like a traffic jam, full of ideas, and they were all jostling and they all want to get out and i wrote a lot more than i write now. i still write every day.
>> king was a public school teacher when he published his first book in 1974. he'd almost thrown away the manuscript but his wife tabitha saw something in "carie"carerie," it would sell. a relentless parade of best sellers have followed. >> where does your interest from the dark side come from? >> i don't know. >> i don't know. i could tell you, but then i'd have to kill you. i started off as a fan of movies about giant bugs that swallowed new york and los angeles. >> what did you like about that? >> i liked the idea that things would get out of control and somebody would battle to put control back in their lives. >> you can see the entire e sunday
momorningg intererviview witith s stetephen kiking o on the next episode of "under the dome" airs tonight at 10:00. i remember seeing the preview thinking that is good. scary but good. >> great writer but great talker too. >> yeah. yeah, yeah. >> that does it for us. your local news is up next. see you tomorrow morning on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: close captioning sponsored by citracal.
good morning, everyone. 8:55. i'm frank mallicoat with your kpix 5 headlines on this monday morning. it's all about bart today. the bart trains are sitting idle. there's union workers who walked off the job this morning. their contract expired at midnight last night. many of the 400,000 commuters who take bart daily had to find another way to get into work today. some east bay commuters took ferries from alameda and many of them started their day about two hours earlier than usual. ferries to and from alameda are leaving every 45 minutes going back and forth between to the ferry building. free shuttles from bart to the east bay. the last shuttle leaves at 9:00 from four locations. they will return from the transbay terminal between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. we'll check the traffic out there right after the break.
it was already stacked up in the fastrak and cash lanes. the approaches are the problem. avoid 24, 880 and the eastshore freeway. drive times are way above normal. in fact, let's get a check of 880 in oakland. this is what it looks like near the oakland coliseum. it's actually improved somewhat in the last half hour or so but northbound still very sluggish heading towards downtown. the golden gate bridge is a great alternative this morning. 101 in fact through marin county is moving at top speeds. you can use the long way, richmond/san rafael bridge to the golden gate bridge which is a nice ride getting into san francisco. and a quick look at some of our maps. okay. well, uhm, that's a check of traffic. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that t ce of things just k oing up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on for two whole years. from at&t.
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