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firstname.lastname@example.org good morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday, december 13th, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." explosive revelations about an american held captive in iran for years. intelligence insider johller on what the cia really knows about robert levinson. plus, if you're flying east. brace for snow. see where up to a foot could fall. how did the secret service let president obama near a man who admits to violent schizophrenic outbursts, and the boat captain in the center of the whale ward controversy right here in studio 57. but we begin today with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. the associated press reports
that a retired fbi agent who disappeared in iran was on an unauthorized mission from the cia. new details emerge about the longest held american hostage. >> robert levinson has been held captive for nearly seven years. >> levinson had no authority to conduct operations. >> john boehner says conservative special interests groups have been pulling republicans into unnecessary battles like the government shutdown. >> one of these groups said well, we never really thought it would work. are you kidding me? >> north korean leader kim jong-un has had his uncle and former close aide
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welcome to "cbs this morning." gayle king is on assignment. we begin with new revelations about the american held captive in iran. richard levinson, a retired fbi agent who retired was working for the cia. >> the u.s. has described him as a private citizen. how that's changed. john miller, you've followed the story from the very beginning. >> that's right. the associated press was asked to hold this story, norah, for levinson's safety. it did so for a period of years until yesterday. the news comes as u.s. and iran are making historic progress on nuclear talks and easing sanctions, and now the two countries have had new points of negotiation. it is a conversation that has been going on behind the scenes between the u.s. and iran since levinson vanished in 2007. the iranian government has long
denied any knowledge of levinson's whereabouts, but last year, when "cbs this morning" interviewed mahmoud ahmadinejad, he seemed to acknowledge that iran was holding levinson. >> is anything that could happen, a trade or something that would allow him to come back to the united states? >> translator: i remember that last year, iranian and american intelligence groups had a meeting, but i haven't followed up on it. i thought they had come to some kind of an agreement. >> reporter: but this year, when charlie rose followed up with the new iranian president hassan rowha rowhani, he seemed to admit knowing less about levinson's fate. >> we do not have any information about this person. actually, the intelligence services have said that he is not in iran. >> reporter: the new disclosures that say levinson was working for the cia, may now encourage iran to finally admit they've
been holding him. levinson was seen in this 2010 hostage video pleading for help. >> i need the help of the united states government. >> reporter: the levinson family has been pushing the u.s. government to do more. >> is it one of those things that you get used to? >> oh, never. never. >> reporter: last year, his wife christine said she was frustrated by the lack of progress in freeing her husband, since he disappeared seven years ago. >> when this first happened, i expected him to be home in a couple of days. >> reporter: we received this statement from the family last night. there are those in the u.s. government who have done their duty in the efforts to find bob, but there are those who have not. it is time for the u.s. government to step up and take care of one of its own. after nearly seven years, our family should not be struggling to get through each day without this wonderful, caring man that we love so much. that from christine levinson and the family. >> so you think the negotiations begin?
>> i think this changes everything, charlie. this is something they did not want out there. adam goldman, historian in the ap. there's a wide assumption that the riranians already knew this. number one, iran saves face. they can say hey, we told you so. and the family can push the government harder in a public way saying this is one of our own who was doing things for this country. and you need to step up and make a bigger effort. >> i mean, seven years he has been held. this is the most extraordinary story. also because the u.s. government paid $2.5 million to the family of robert levinson so that they wouldn't get out that he was an agent for the cia, but on this rogue mission for the cia. extraordinary. >> so i think what he was doing for the cia was basically a research contract. this is the kind of things that the analysis division, the analysts, give to academics and other experts.
the thing is, as a former fbi agent, levinson was going and doing investigations and talking to people and bringing back evidence. because this was out of form for the cia, a number of people, three, were fired from the agency over this. >> why do they call it a rogue mission? >> only norah called it a rogue mission. >> but the statement said it was unauthorized. >> an unorthodox use of this guy and that is what got him in trouble. >> thanks, john. this morning a bipartisan budget compromise is halfway through congress. the house approved the plan by a lopsided margin. john boehner again rejected conservative complaint that the bill does not cut spending enough. meanwhile, a new poll this morning shows 72% of americans disapprove of boehner and other republican leaders in congress. 58% disapprove of congressional democrats. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you and our viewers in the west. maybe they're looking to turn the page.
last night a majority of democrats and republicans voted for this bipartisan budget deal, even though all those conservative groups that normally hold so much sway with republicans were against it. >> on this vote, the ayes are 332. the no's are 94. >> reporter: speaker boehner himself announced the final tally, a thumb in the eye to a slew of conservative groups that had urged republicans to vote no. >> i think they're misleading their followers. i think they're pushing our members in place where is they don't want to be. and frankly, i just think that they've lost all credibility. >> just this year, these well-funded groups pushed conservatives to vote against hurricane sandy relief, the farm bill, and a student loan bill. boehner argued they caused the government shutdown, too. >> they pushed us into this fight to defund obama care and shut down the government. most of you know that wasn't the
strategy i had in mind. >> reporter: michael is the ceo of one of those groups, heritage action. they tried it with your way and ended up with a three-week shutdown that wasted $22 billion. that's not very fiscally conservative. >> there was one person in this town who wanted to have a shutdown, and that was the president. >> reporter: you don't think you played a role in that at all? >> we played a role in saying obama care is going to be a disaster. >> reporter: chris dismisses the idea that his group undermines republican leaders. >> it's not about us. it's not about him. it's about the voters and the american people. >> reporter: this is a fight in the gop between purity and practicality that is only going to get more intense next year, which is an election year. already these groups are backing a number of candidates that are to the right of republican incumbents, candidates they argue will hold the line every time on spending. norah and charlie? >> nancy, thank you.
a massive storm threatens to dump more snow today across the midwest and northeast. many areas could get nearly a foot of snow. upstate new york is already buried. lake-effect snow has been falling at a rate of three inches an hour. a winter weather advisory is in effect for chicago. temperatures dipped below zero yesterday. that's where meteorologist megan glaros is. she's from our chicago station wbbm. she's tracking the storm. >> thanks a lot, charlie and norah. yet another storm system heading for the east coast today. it moves first through parts of the midwest, chicago, anywhere through indianapolis to columbus, and then continuing on off to the east coast, dumping potentially heavy snows for parts of pennsylvania, new york, and up into new england. we anticipate accumulations anywhere from upstate new york, vermont, new hampshire, and maine, parts of massachusetts to top six to ten inches of snowfall. it will be likely around three to six for parts of chicago and in closer to new york city. accumulations just a little bit lower there. this low pressure system working
into some of the coldest air of the season so far, but it packs a moisture punch as well, so we're going to find heavy rain to the south. this will be the third snowstorm in a week for parts of the east, and the storm will span more than a thousand miles. charlie, norah? >> thanks, megan. this morning, northern california is reeling. its supreme leader kim jong-un completed a stunning power play thursday against his uncle. north korea's news agency announced the regime's number two man was executed for trying to overthrow the government. as seth doane reports, this high-profile purge is unprecedented. >> reporter: news of jang song-thaek's execution came with a north korean flourish. the state-run news agency there called jang the most vile trader of all ages, depispicable human scum, worse than a dog. at the center of the charges against him were his alleged runaway political ambitions. in their lengthy colorful report, the north koreans said
jang had a fantastic dream to grab power and create a little kingdom. >> the operative assessment was that kim jong-un was young, inexperienced, and probably had a very weak hold on power. and that his uncle jang was there specifically to prop him up. all of that seems to have been turned on its head. >> reporter: first jang was digitally erased from north korean propaganda films. then, pictures were released that showed jang being physically removed from a high-level government meeting in pyongyang. he was chastised for womanizing, dining in expensive restaurants, gambling, and behaving so arrogantly by halfheartedly clapping at an event for mr. kim. finally, we saw a handcuffed jang at his military tribunal trial on thursday, where he reportedly admitted to dreaming up a coup with kim jong-un as
target. jang had close ties wi s to ch. he traveled here in the past on behalf of kim jong-un. today china has not said much, but is watching the story develop and does not want to see instability on its border. seth doane, beijing. >> an extraordinary story. this is the third and final day nelson mandela's body will lie in state. tens of thousands are in pretoria this morning to say goodbye. mandela's body will be flown to his hometown for a state funeral on sunday. >> there are questions this morning about how the secret service handled president obama's appearance at the mandela memorial. the south african interpreter who stood next to the president admits he suffers from serious mental health issues. bill plante is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. at first, the signing for the death was incomprehensible.
but then serious security questions were raised when the interpreter admitted he was schizophrenic with a history of violence and that he was having visions during the ceremony. >> we will never see the likes of nelson mandela again. >> reporter: thamsanqa jantjie stood just feet from president obama and other world leaders at tuesday's memorial service, seemingly signing their speeches. the white house thursday deflected all questions about whether the president was in danger to the secret service. >> for matters regarding the president's security, i would refer you to the secret service. obviously they worked very hard on this trip, which came about on short notice. >> reporter: the secret service said it had an understanding that the south african government was responsible for vetting the people on the stage for the ceremony and that agreed upon security measures were in place. but in an interview with cbs news, thamsanqa jantjie admitted to suffering from violent outbursts and hallucinations as a result of his condition, even
on the day of the memorial. >> i see ugly things. but that day, i see angels. >> reporter: a south african government minister is calling the selection of the interpreter a mistake, and said the government was embarrassed. also admitted he was not fully qualified and had been hired at a bargain rate. in a statement, the secret service said that its special agents are always in close proximity to the president wherever he is. the secret service is always in close proximity to the president, but security is always more difficult in a large multi-national setting like this, this case particularly disturbing because they had to rely on another government. and the individual had a record of violence that was not spotted. this is the kind of thing that really gives the secret service a hard time. norah, charlie? >> thank you. and the commercial plan to allow cell phone calls on airlines faces a new challenge this morning. the transportation department says it may step in to prevent
that rule change. a report on how the plan may still be advancing. >> reporter: in a narrow 3-2 decision, the fcc agreed to move forward on a rule change that would lift the ban on cell phones in flight. >> providers can offer mobile services on planes while protecting aviation safety. >> reporter: the agency now enters a comment period where members of the public can weigh in on the decision. but according to some polls, the public has already voiced their opposition. an associated press poll found that 59% of travelers who have flown at least once in the last year are against allowing cell phones on airplanes. for more frequent fliers, that number jumps to 78%. the fcc chairman told members of congress he shares some of those concerns. >> i'm the last person in the world who wants to listen to somebody talking to me while i fly across the country. >> reporter: the fcc doesn't have the last word on the issue. the airlines as well as the federal aviation australia will
have their say before a final decision is made. and that is expected to be at least a year away. in a statement, the department of transportation said it is working to determine if allowing these calls is fair to consumers. and that it will look at the possibility of banning these in-flight calls. on amtrak trains, where cell phones are allowed, passengers often complain. >> it drives me crazy. >> reporter: it became such an issue, amtrak created a quiet car. >> you don't have people blathering on with their cell phones and obnoxious, loud conversations. it's perfect. >> reporter: whether travelers are comfortable with in-flight cell phone calls on those trips between new york and l.a. really depends on who you ask. but if the rule changes, some airlines may decide to disable voice calls while still allowing people to send text messages and surf the web. >> jeff, thank you. we're going to ask southwest
airlines ceo gary kelly about cell phones in flight and other changes in the cell phone industry. he'll join us. "time" magazine says an american drone strike hit a wedding convoy yesterday in yemen. at least 13 people were reportedly killed. initial reports say suspected militants were thought to be traveling with the group. but civilians may have been mistakenly targeted. tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of the newtown school shootings. "the washington post" says a gun control advocates held a vigil. two bus loads of people from newtown attended the service. some who took part also lost children or friends to other gun violence. in montana, a newlywed pled guilty yesterday to murdering her husband. 22-year-old jordan graham admitted pushing her husband off a cliff in glacier national park. they had been married for eight days. graham faces at least 19 years in prison. "the denver post" says four
people were stabbed after the broncos-chargers game last night. it happened in the parking lot of sports authority field at mile high. one person is in critical condition. witnesses reported seeing fights. the police starting out with some partly cloudy skies around the bay area. a cold front sweeping through overnight. but i think in the end, going to see a whole lot of sunshine coming our way. overlooking san jose now, couple of clouds rolling on by. still some cold temperatures in the north bay valleys. some of those numbers down into the 20s now but by the afternoon, 50s and some low 60s. this just the beginning of some warmer weather outside. by the weekend, offshore winds will crank those temperatures up well into the 60s on sunday. even warmer on monday. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsors by kohl's. kohl's. expect great things.
behind closed doors at the nsa. >> john miller is here with a preview of his "60 minutes" report on sunday. >> general keith alexander, the man who runs the nsa, granted us unprecedented access and interviews. the head of the nsa doesn't believe the real story is being told. >> there was nobody willfully or knowingly trying to break the law. >> general alexander talks about the myths and realities of the claims made by edward snowden. for 444 days, a hostage crisis gripped america. now you'll see how hardliners in iran are exploiting the former
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your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald good morning, everyone. 7:26 on your friday. i'm frank mallicoat. get updated on headlines now. happening later today san francisco will pause to mark the one-year anniversary of the sandy hook elementary school shooting, a vigil planned for 1:00 later this afternoon at city hall. the cal-poly student now undergoing treatment for viral meningitis, the student lives off campus. school officials says it appears to be isolated. this is the third case at a california university this year. san jose police are looking for an armed robber who held up by bingo fundraiser at the oak grove high school on wednesday. the man ran away with thousands of dollars that had been raised for the school's band program. traffic and weather coming up right after the break. no i didn't. no i didn't. yes you did. yes you did. no i didn't. no i didn't.
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two extreme sportsmen took on the same canadian waterfall at the same time. one took the leap in a kayak. he went head-to-head with a base jumper. wow. that is incredible. and it appears the base jumper won. but it was close. wow. dangerous. but fun. looks fun. >> it does. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half-hour, facebook's mark zuckerberg is focused on more than social life. he shows us how he is rewarding those working to extend human life. plus, it's the site where 52 americans were held hostage for more than a year. elizabeth palmer is in teheran with a surprising new role of the former u.s. embassy. that story is ahead.
a presidential task force is ready to rein in the national security agency. the final record is likely to recommend sweeping changes in the nsa's mission. the review was order after edward snowden exposed government surveillance programs. >> meanwhile, the nsa gave john miller unprecedented access for his "60 minutes" report. the man in charge of the agency, general keith alexander, says he wants to set the record straight, but what the nsa is really learning from americans' phone conversations. >> reporter: if a terrorist is suspected to having contact in the united states, the nsa can query a data base that contains the metadata of every phone call in the u.s. going back five years. so you understand then, there might be a little confusion among americans who read in the newspaper that the nsa has vacuumed up the records of the telephone calls of every man, woman, and child in the united states for a period of years.
that sounds like spying on americans. >> right. and that's wrong. that's absolutely wrong. there's no -- >> you don't hear the calls? >> you don't hear the call. >> reporter: don't see the names? >> don't see the names. >> reporter: you just see this number called that number. >> this number, the to-from number, the duration of the call and the date time. that's all you get. and all we can do is tell the fbi. that number is talking to somebody who is very bad. you ought to go look at it. >> reporter: but privacy advocates argue americans' phone records should not sit in bulk at the nsa, searchable under a blanket court order. they believe the nsa should have to get a separate court order for each number. and that the record should stay at the phone company. you get the bill from whatever the service provider is, and you see who it's calling in america. you don't need to collect every american's phone numbers to do that. >> well, the reality is if you go and do a specific one for each, you have to tell the phone
companies to keep those call detail records for a certain period of time, so if you don't have the data someplace, you can't search it. the other part that's important, phone companies, different phone companies, have different sets of records. and these phone calls may go between different phone companies. if you only go to one company, you'll see what that phone company has, but you may not see what the other phone company has, but you'll see the other. so by putting those together, we can see all of that at one time. >> before 9/11, did we have this capability? >> we did not. >> reporter: is it a factor? was it a fall or the? >> i believe it was. >> reporter: what general alexander is talking about is two of the 9/11 hijackers were in touch with an al qaeda safe house in yemen. the nsa did not know their calls were coming from california, as they would today. >> i think this was the factor that allowed nadar to safely conduct his plot from california.
we had all the other indicators, but no way of understanding that he was in california while others were in florida and other places. >> reporter: edward snowden revealed another program called pris prism, which the nsa says is authorized under fisa. prism targets the internet communications of terrorists. it has the capability to capture e-mails, chats, video and photos. but privacy experts believe the nsa's dragnet for terrorists on the internet may also be sweeping up information on a lot of americans. >> no, that's not true. under fisa, nsa can only target the communications of a u.s. person with a probable cause finding under a specific court order. >> reporter: a judge in the fisa court, which is the court that secretly hears the nsa cases and approves or disapproves your requests, said the nsa cystmatically -- systematically
transgressed its own limits. >> there was nobody willfully or knowingly trying to break the law. >> so john, we now have this recommendation from this panel suggesting that there need to be sweeping changes. does general alexander appreciate that, that there is a real movement out there to change the nsa, including shifting from military to civilian leadership. >> i think what general alexander is grappling with here is he believes that the threat of terrorism is going up. there are all these foreign fighters, many westerners who are in syria now who are going to be coming home. you have the situation in syria, in egypt, across the region. he says this is not the time to start rearranging the deck chairs or particularly to take away the tools that they develop after 9/11, to stop an attack on u.s. soil, or to give them early warning. >> but given that last question you asked about the criticism
from the fisa court, and general alexander's response was quite lawyerly, saying no one willfully or knowingly broke the law. that's the concern, because it's at people's fingertips, including edward snowden and others, that there have been abu abuses. >> so out of 38,000 employees, they have a dozen, 12 cases of actual, willful abuse. and if you measure that against a hospital of police department -- any organization, those are very small numbers. what he's talking about is these are highly technical systems. under very complex legal guidelines, run by human beings who can make mistakes. he said when they find those, today report them and they fix them and the court acknowledged that. >> thanks, john. >> thanks >> you can see john's full report on the nsa sunday night on "60 minutes" here on cbs. >> and the nsa is a concern for facebook founder mark zuckerberg, but he's also taking on a variety of causes beyond his company. he sat down last night with our own ben tracy.
>> reporter: it may look like hollywood, but this red carpet is not really for celebrities. it's for scientists. >> 50 years ago, the most famous person in the world was a scientist named albert einstein. >> reporter: thursday night in silicon valley, they awarded the breakthrough prizes, honoring scientists and their medical research. >> it's very, very exciting and they should be known. they should be known by everybody. >> reporter: each one is worth $3 million. the richest prize in science. they are funded by titans of tech, including google founder sergei bryn, and mark zuckerberg. this is like the oscars of science. what are you trying to accomplish with this? >> the goal is to make the point that scientists are heroes and should be recognized as heroes in our society. >> reporter: with facebook's stock doubling recently, forbes estimates the 29-year-old's net worth is now $24 billion. last year, he and his wife were the second-biggest charitable givers in the united states, donating nearly half a billion
dollars. only warren buffett gave away more money. >> our first laureate is one such scientist. >> reporter: the face of facebook is increasingly swapping his high-profile hoodie for a suit and tie, launching a political advocacy group, pushing for immigration reform. >> it's too big of a moral issue for our country, so i'm going to put my neck out there and push for it because i think it's the right thing to do. >> reporter: facebook has been stung by criticism that the nsa has accessed its users' data. so this week zuckerberg joined other tech firms in writing an open letter to lawmakers calling for the u.s. to "take the lead and make reforms that ensure that government surveillance efforts are clearly restricted by law." >> i think the government has really blown it on this because they haven't done a good job of explaining the data that they're trying to ask for and how they're using it. >> reporter: you've had a lot of experience with facebook with users complaining about how their data might be used. >> people care immensely about their data and content and want to make sure that it's shared with only the people that they want it to be shared with.
at facebook, we've tried to be really good stewards of that. >> reporter: by shining the spotlight on science, zuckerberg is showing that facebook is not his only passion and that he's willing to put his considerable money where his mouth is. for "cbs this morning," ben tracy, mountain view, california. and ahead, we're going to take a rare look at the site of a 444-day hostage drama. >> at the height of the iranian revolution, 52 americans were taken hostage inside the building behind me. i'm elizabeth palmer in teheran. 34 years later, i take you on a guided tour of the former american embassy. coming up on "cbs this morning." too big.
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>> fall back. >> right now! >> can anybody hear me? >> burn everything. burn it, now. >> that's a scene from the oscar winning movie "argo." the film portrays a daring escape from iran after the united states embassy was seized in 1979. now it includes a museum with an anti-american focus. elizabeth palmer got a rare look inside. she's in teheran. elizabeth, good morning. >> reporter: you know, that building is so familiar by now from a thousand pictures and news reports. it was a little surreal to be standing in front of it, especially as on the surface, very little appears to have changed. that is, at least, on the outside. it was 34 years ago that u.s. diplomats were forced out of this embassy. but the building still stands, known among hardliners as the
nest of spies. mohamed started our show by showing us a recent addition. the statue of a u.s. marine with his hands up. the marines guarding the embassy in 1979 were overrun, and took 52 americans hostage for 444 days. for the u.s., it was a trauma. for the iranian revolutionaries, a triumph. eventually, they did hand over their captives, but kept the embassy as a training center for the youth wing of the revolutionary guard at the siege. wow. so this is a mural that you did this? we pass graffiti that shows the hard liners' deep seated
paranoia and loathing of america. upstairs, he tells us this is the door that led to the cia headquarters. >> welcome to cia. >> reporter: inside, there's a mock-up of what's supposed to be a classified briefing, chaired by the last u.s. ambassador to iran. and here in the place of honor, the museum framed by ceremonial red curtains, there's a life-sized sculpture of the moment the revolutionaries stormed the embassy gates. the iranian hardliners preserve this idea of america as arch enemy as carefully as they've preserved the embassy's machines. and to this day, they believe it. a few hundred yards away, they are holding a conference on last month's nuclear deal. predictably, they're against it. it's just an excuse to bully us,
the politician tells them. america is lying to us again. but while this audience is onside with that message, millions of reform-minded iranians are not. they want to move beyond this sort of clumsy anti-americanism to a more constructive future. the old guard, though, continues to take its cue firmly from the past. now, specifically, the event in the past that still breeds resentment among the hardliners was the cia-backed coup that toppled iran's democratically-elected government back in 1953. but the new president hassan rowhani is betting that the majority that voted for him in june are ready to move on. charlie and norah? starting out with some partly cloudy skies around the bay area. a cold front sweeping through overnight. but i think in the end, going to see a whole lot of sunshine coming our way. overlooking san jose now, couple of clouds rolling on by.
still some cold temperatures in the north bay valleys. some of those numbers down into the 20s now but by the afternoon, 50s and some low 60s. this just the beginning of some warmer weather outside. by the weekend, offshore winds will crank those temperatures up well into the 60s on sunday. even warmer on monday. the house and congress ignored conservative critics in approving a budget compromise. but what about the senate? we'll talk with republican senator marco rubio, who thinks the spending plan is a bad idea. he's ahead, next here on "cbs this morning" on this friday. getting your vegetables every day? when i can. [ bop ] [ male announcer ] could've had a v8. two full servings of vegetables for only 50 delicious calories.
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your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald good morning. it's fired from. headlines around the bay, san francisco will pause to mark the one-year anniversary of the sandy hook elementary school shooting today. a vigil planned for 1:00 at the city hall. 20 first graders and six adults were killed in that mass shooting in newtown, connecticut a year ago tomorrow. newtown will not mark tomorrow's anniversary with a public remembrance and it news crews have asked to stay out. laura dell elementary school is closed after an accident last night. a van that hit a gas line an cut power to the school there. police say the driver lost control and suffered some minor injuries. police had to shut down the street and that gas quickly turned off. got your traffic and the big weekend forecast coming up right after the break. ,, ,,,,,,
good morning. southbound 880 is still really slow. we're seeing a lot of traffic from union city out to fremont. it was an earlier crash approaching stevenson and it backed up the commute from 92. here's a live look at the bay bridge. traffic is completely thinned out. the metering lights are on but no wait coming into san francisco. 59 trains on time for bart. that's traffic, here's lawrence. >> patchy fog around the bay area today in some spots. a lot of sunshine coming our way and others already, this looks good here toward pleasanton. we are going to see a whole lot of sunshine the next few days after the clouds begin to clear out. and the temperatures going to warm up nicely, 50s and 60s for today, even warmer over the weekend. some of those numbers getting near 70 degrees by monday. ,,,,,,,,,,
♪ good morning, charlie. good morning, everyone. it is 8 a.m. in the west. welcome back to "cbs morning news." the house overwhelmingly approved a two-year budget compromise. we'll ask senator marco rubio if conservative republicans have any chance to stop the bill. prince harry and his team of wounded warriors just reached the south pole. their mission took nearly two weeks. and one year after the sandy hook school shooting, a rather reflects on love and loss. first, here's a look at today's "eye opener at 8". the news comes as u.s. and iran are making historic progress on nuclear talks. the associated press reports robert levinson, a retired fbi agent who disappeared nearly
seven years ago, was working for the cia. >> last night a majority of democrats and republicans voted for this bipartisan budget deal. >> yet another storm system heading to the east coast, dumping potentially heavy snow for parts of pennsylvania, new york into new england. >> if the rule changes, some airlines may decide to disable voice calls. >> i'm the last person in the world who wants to listen to somebody talking to me while i fly across the country. >> all we can do is tell the fbi, that number is talking to somebody who is very bad. i think the government has blown it on this because they haven't done a good job of explaining the data they're asking for and how they use it. >> here in the place of honor museum, ceremonial red curtains, there's a life size sculpture of the moment the revolutionary stormed the embassy. >> security confess were raised. he admitted he has a history of violence and was having visions
during the ceremony. >> the nsa is listening to our phone calls but no one is checking up on these violent schizophrenic who is 18 inches from the president of the united states. >> i'm charlie rose with norah o'donnell. gayle king is on assignment. the house passed the compromised plan yesterday, 332-94. democrats and republicans strongly supported the bill. >> for a second day, house speaker john boehner dismissed critic who is believed the spending plan is too bloated. >> this budget agreement takes giants steps in the right directions. it's not everything i wanted. but when groups come out and criticize an agreement that they've never seen, you begin to wonder just how credible those actions are. >> the budget compromise faces more republican opposition in
the senate. senator marco rubio is one of the leading critics. he's on capitol hill. senator, good morning. >> good morning. >> let me ask you about speaker boehner's comments. he said the criticism is ridiculous. he blamed them for the shutdown and said they lost all credibility. do you agree or disagree? >> i think outside groups have a right to express their views. there are outside groups on both sides of every issue here. i have respect for spoker boehner and respect for chairman ryan and the work they're trying to accomplish. i was simply asked my opinion if this budget takes us in the right direction of the country. i personally feel it does not. i feel the budget, unfortunately, increases spending at a rate that's unsustainable. it increases spending by $6 0 billion over the next two years but promises to pay for it with cuts over the next ten. something we know congress never gets back to actually carrying out. >> but what speaker boehner has said and others have said is it's the first step in the right direction. have you to find common ground.
you've got to find compromise, otherwise you'll have government shutdowns, which everybody loses. >> i agree with that. i don't think we want to see a government shutdown, which is what i'm trying to prevent ultimately by avoiding a debt crisis, which would be the ultimate government shutdown. we have a government that will spend about $600 billion more than it takes in. then this budget comes in and adds more money to that equat n equation, to the amount of money we need to function. i don't know if that's a step in the right direction. certainly appreciate the other things they tried to accomplish as part of this budget process. i know it's difficult to be negotiating with some of the people they have to negotiate with, who don't have any sense of urgency about the fiscal health of the government. we have a government spending money it doesn't have. >> i want to ask you about criticism you may be more beholden to the conservative groups than your own party. for instance, if you look at the vote in the house yesterday, it had nearly equal democratic and republican votes. you had congressman ryan, the
republican, with democrat senator murray working for months to work out a compromise. should you be encouraging a rare outbreak of bipartisanship? >> i think it's good. i think compromise is a good thing but it also has to be a solution. compromise for the sake of compromise to feel good for each other is not progress for the country. >> really? really? that's what you think? >> yeah. for the sake of compromise that doesn't solve problems, just for the sake of it, yeah, that's not a good thing for the country. >> senator, we're saying -- >> no, no, we have a serious problem in this country -- >> they're not saying they're compromising for the sake of compromise. >> no, no. >> they're compromising to move forward. >> no, that's how you've described the question. compromise is a good thing. especially if it arrives at a solution. ultimate goal is to solve problems and make progress on issues that confront our country. we have a government that continues to spend more money than it takes in at an alarming pace. that is going to trigger a debt
crisis, stifling job creation, holding american ingenuity back. while compromise hopefully will lead to a solution on that, so far it has not. >> let me ask you about an immigration bill, for instance, that you put forward. it was heavily criticized by some of these same conservative groups. and then you backed down. so, do these groups have so much power? >> well, i don't know who backed down. i mean, the bill passed in the senate. the house is not going to do the senate bill. trying to be realistic here. we're trying to make problem on that issue. that is an example of where i'm saying, okay, well, the house is willing to do a lot of things on immigration. let's begin to work on things we can find agreement on, that we can make progress, that ultimately begin to solve problems. i believe if we did that, we could actually create a situation where we can end up solving the entire problem. the issue on immigration is not so much an issue of what needs to be done but how it needs to be done. whether it needs to be done in one big piece of legislation or in a series of steps.
but it's still the right thing for the country. i believe that today as much as i did on the day i joined the effort. >> senator, when you made your initial criticism, congressman ryan suggested maybe you should have read the bill first. have you read the bill? >> i knew full well of the important details in it. they were leaked days in advance, hours in advance. there was an understanding in this building about what it included and it had fundamental things we were well aware of. for example, it broke the budget cap congress imposed on itself just two years ago. and will increase the amount of money we have to borrow. it has elements in there that will make it easier for democrats to come back to congress and raise taxes by a budget point of order, which is a technical term internally. basically it means they can come back with 61 votes in the senate and raise taxes. those two reasons alone are reasons to oppose this. >> senator, one quick question. do you believe this suggests as a basic fight going on in the republican party at this moment
on budget issues that could spill over into -- >> yeah. look, i think sometimes everything up here is analyzed to a political lens. i think what it suggests is that there's a vibrant debate going on in our country about what we need to do to bring our spending under control. no one -- we need to have a federal government, which we won't be able to do if it has a debt crisis. >> senator rubio, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> pretoria, south africa, this is the final day mandela will lie in state. tens of thousands of mourners are lining up to pay respects. tomorrow nelson mandela will be buried in his hometown. >> reporter: the view across the valley behind me is one of the scenes nelson mandela loved best. it's a place he grew up and he returned as often to the man of his time would permit.
the road to reach his home is considered one of the most hazardous. tomorrow it will be closed for the occasion. south african military personnel and police arriving here to form the honor guard will eventually swell to number of people, including family and invited guests at the funeral, to some 9,000. the general public will be kept well back. in part, for security, but also at the request of the family, who want as much privacy as possible for an event that's as much public as personal. it will be held inside this enormous temporary dome, being erected within sight of mande mandela's house. his coffin will stay saturday night, watched over by tribal elders as tradition dictates. the dirt road from the house to grave site runs for more than half a mile and lined by soldiers at precise intervals. mandela will be laid to rest not in a amos leemuseum but.
mandela never lavished money here and it remains poverty where spring rain must be braved to eke out a living. cattle are a mark of wealth here and more than a few will be slaughtered in his honor. they insist even though he was bap tidz a methodist his final rites must be traditional ones, that's the only way his ancestors can accept his spirit and he can rest in peace. >> thank you. gayle king will be there for the final farewell, and will be
the whale earned him an international arrest warrant. he's in our green room along with ceo gary kelly. we'll see what they're doing on the sea and in the air ahead on "cbs morning news." head on "cbs this morning." ♪ could it be? ♪ no presents beneath the tree? ♪ ♪ wait a minute, now i see ♪ my gifts are above me ♪ that's my kind of holiday smoke? nah, i'm good. [ male announcer ] celebrate every win with nicoderm cq, the unique patch with time release smartcontrol technology that helps prevent the urge to smoke all day long. help prevent your cravings with nicoderm cq.
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southwest airlines ceo gary kelly is in studio 57. we'll look at lifting the ban on cell phone calls in mid flight, plus what the latest mergers mean for airfares. that's next on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by party city. save on santa suits and accessories. party city. nobody has more christmas for less. [ male announcer ] sprint honors lizzy and kim's call.
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southwest airlines calls themselves the largest low fair carrier. it operate 190 flights a kay and serves more domestic passengers any than any other airline. gary is the ceo has been with the company for 27 years. >> thank you, charlie. great to be here. >> great to have you. let's start with what everybody's talking about, cell phones, inflight, midair. what do you think? >> i know the customers don't
want it. the vast majority of the polls taken say 60% say they don't want cell phones in flight. so it's a little premature to judge what the government may come out with in terms of guidelines, but so far i think our customers don't want it and if our customers don't want it, our employees don't want it either. >> you do thing it's a distraction for the pilots and others? >> i don't think so. it think it's an inconvenient being in such close quarters and overhearing loud conversations. but in the end, i don't see it as a significant safety question at all. but that's something that will need to be carefully considered here. >> one thing that's happening in your industry here is consolidation. you've got four big carriers now. some people worry who come from small towns, will they find their service continuing? you've had to stop service to at least four places including jackson, mississippi.
>> i don't see that that's an issue for communities because of consolidatio consolidation. i think it's more of an issue because of cost. the higher costs go, the higher the fares have to going and fewer people fly. essentially if you look at the traffic in the united states in 2012 compared to where it was in 2000, it's the same and it's because fuel costs have gone so much higher. that's a much more significant risk. overall there'll be plenty of competition. and the traffic is there, you're going to have airlines serving these communities. >> as charlie asked about the consolidation, what u american and us airways merging. do you think that's going to mean higher fares for people? >> i don't think so. you've got the highest competition in the industry and in particular the industry -- >> keep the fares lower. >> we are inspired to keep the fares lower. just the week we were asked to
raise our fees and we refused to go along with that. >> we were sitting here during the break and john miller came in who you know. he knows all things and he said, i was talking and we were talking about customer service and you guys are rated numb be ber one since when? >> 1987. >> you've never been knocked off that list? >> not every year but most years. there was probably one or two or three. >> he said there's a kind of service that comes from your airline and that it comes from a culture. i mean help us understand if southwest is doing the things john suggested is able do those things? sfloo well, it's an airline, i thinks that has significant strength we've been talking fares and low costs, so it's somewhat, i guess, mysterious how we can also have the best customer service. and it is because of our people. >> because you would think with low cost you would have less service. >> exactly.
but we have we believe the best people, that i ter most productive. they work the hardest and statistics show they provide the best service. what do customers want? >> they want friendliness, helpfulness, and somebody cares. >> i dare say you don't allow preboarding for families which cause as problem with my family with three young children because you don't have assigned seats. >> but we do have a designated time so we can accommodate the small children. they don't go on first because we have other customers who choose to pay for that. >> i don't care about the food. i need my wi-fi. and how you do make that better. >> we've got that for you. in fact, southwest has -- >> i've got about 15 seconds. >> southwest has the best wi-fi out there. as soon as you sit down and push out of the gate, it's available untull you push back in.
>> thank you, gary. up happening today: san francisco will pause to mare one-year anniversary of the sandy hook elementary school shooting . it is 8:25. time for some news headlines. happening today, san francisco will pause to mark the one-year anniversary of the sandy hook elementary school shooting. a vigil is planned for 1:00 this afternoon at the city hall. san jose police are locking for an armed robber who held up a bingo fundraiser in oak grove high school wednesday. the man ran away with thousands of dollars that had been raised for the school band program. starting this sunday ac transit will restore previously cut routes. but unions and ac transit management are in a heated contract dispute. a court ordered 60-day cooling- off period ends at midnight on december 22. we'll check traffic and weather coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,
starting out with patchy fog around the bay area this morning, still chilly in spots. but i think as we head throughout the day, you're going to see mostly sunny skies. the clouds going to clear out nicely. high pressure building in overhead. so it looks like we are in for some great weather over the next few days. temperatures this afternoon will be a little bit warmer.
plan on some 50s and some low 60s. about 60 degrees in oakland. 59 in san jose. sunny skies and 60 in santa rosa and 58 degrees in san francisco. next couple of days, lots of sunshine, offshore winds for the weekend, temperatures well into the 60s on sunday, a little warmer on monday. we are going to check out your traffic. >> thank you, lawrence. and outside we go. it is certainly "friday light" across most places in the bay area. westbound 580 through the altamont pass and the dublin interchange only 15 minutes. let's take you outside show you a live look at some traffic conditions elsewhere. here's the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights are on still but the backups are only a few minutes deep in the fastrak lanes to the middle of the parking lot. san mateo bridge a traffic break cleared a stall on eastbound 92 near the high- rise. everything is good between hayward and foster city. mass transit everything is on time. [ female announcer ] here's to a whole world of happier holidays.
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♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in a half hour, captain paul watson is facing a court fight. he's in our toyota green room. we'll ask the relate tv star about his aggressive tactics. >> tomorrow the residents of newtown will mourn the sandy hook shootings. to show you the headlines from around the globe "london evening standard" says prince harry reached the south pole this morning. harry made the 200-mile trek with wounded veterans.
they endured minus 30 degree temperatures in the antarctic for nearly two weeks. the expedition raised more than $160,000 for charity. "usa today" says fictional spy james bond has a severe alcohol problem. doctors measured how much he drank in the classic novels. they find he enjoyed 92 cocktails a week, which is more than four times the limit recommended for british men. bonds' life expectancy would be about 56. >> that's kind of funny. "the chicago tribune" looks at tonight's mega millions lottery drawing. the jackpot is worth about $400 million. it is the second largest prize in the game's history. i don't have a ticket. >> captain paul watson is a controversial environmental activist and unlikely reality television star. he's been in trouble with governments on at least three continents. watson will join us for an interview you'll see only on "cbs this morning". first, a look at a report
from october. >> reporter: you're watching the ramming of a japanese whaling ship by combative conservation group led by captain paul watson. he's trying to stop the transfer of a minke whale japanese just killed to the factory chip that will cut it up. commercial whaling is banned by international agreements but the japanese and a few others are still launching harpoons. these scenes were shot for the animal planet series "whale wars." and these scenes were shot by the whalers themselves. who say this is evidence that watson is nothing more than a pirate. the japanese obtained an international arrest warrant for him, so for the last year, this conservationist, or pirate, has lived on the world's oceans, unable to set foot on land.
>> and the man some call a pirate, captain paul watson, is here this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> so, you know, it's so interesting when scott pelley did that piece on "60 minutes" and he was on the boat with you, it was an undisclosed location. why? >> it was at sea for 15 months because japan issued an arrest warranted for me for trespassing. nothing gives an expedition order for trespassing but it's all very political. >> why so? >> you know, japan has taken $30 million from the tsunami relief fund to use just to try and shut down sea shipper activities, so they sent an army of lawyers after us. we've been charged with contempt in the u.s. court. but they haven't been able to stop sea shepherd, three ships leave in a week to go down there. >> who you would you characterize your tactics? >> enforcing international law. >> some say it's too aggressive, too risky and violent?
>> they destroyed one of our ship, injured our crew and killed whales. if you talk about violence, it's the whalers. we have never injured anybody. >> are you winning? >> yes, they are. last year they only took 9% of the quota, year before that 17%. we've been able to effectively shut down illegal whaling operation. >> japan is the primary culprit? >> yes. they're targeting whales in an international whale sanctuary, and contempt of australian federal court. >> why do they want these whales? >> that's a good question because there's really no market for them. it's like they have this policy, if we give in on whaling, we'll have to give in on bluefin tuna. this is a sanctuary they're killing whales in. the nations of the world have a responsibility to uphold those laws but they're not doing it.
>> why aren't they upholding the law? >> it's not in their economic or political interest to do so. we have all the rules and regulations to protect our oceans but no political will to enforce them. >> what do you fear? >> i fear losing the whales. i fear losing -- you know, diminished life in our oceans. >> you know, this is such a fascinating story because i don't think people have a good sense of what's going on in our oceans. you know, i recently learned that the largest fish market in the world is in japan, even stuff caught off nantucket, tuna, is flown to japan, and sometimes flown back to the united states. how much is going on in terms of overfishing and whatnot? >> i call it the economic of distinction. as the numbers go down, value of fish go up. one bluefin tuna is worth $75,000 and the price is going up. when there's no more and the only ones left are in warehouses of japan. >> if the american president or
american administration wanted to stop japanese, could they? >> yes, they just have to enforce u.s. commerce regulations, but they choose not to do. >> thank you. coming up, a father remembers the daughter he lost in newtown, connecticut, one year ago tomorrow. how music and faith helped him in his darkest h
♪ tomorrow marks one year since the sandy hook school shooting in newtown, connecticut. 26 families have been dealing with the deaths of their loved ones. most of them children. jimmy green lost his 6-year-old girl, anna. he writes about his loss and the ability to overcome his grief. in a "note to self." >> dear jimmy -- ♪ >> -- i see you out there, young man. you've always been fascinated with what the future hold for you. well, i've got a lot to share with you, son. you'll soon dive head first into music and fall in love with jazz. you're going to live out your dreams, son. after school, you will move from your hartford home to the big apple. travel the world, performing with your musical heros and make
lots of recordings. as tough as a musician's life can be, god will always make a way for you. your faith in him, especially in times of trouble, will give you peace beyond understanding. ♪ >> soon you'll meet a young flute player. she's funny and smart and so talented. did i mention, she's gorgeous, too? don't ever forget the way she makes you feel. the love that god has kindled in you for one another will help you through some unimaginably tough days ahead. you'll be blessed with two children. two beautiful, talented, loving children. they will melt your heart and make traveling so much seem less
attractive. you'll move the family to canada after accepting a university position, so that you can be a bigger part of isaiah and anna's early years. young man, make the most of every moment you have with those angels. your three years in winnipeg will be the last three years your family will remain fully intact. you'll eventually return home and you'll live much closer to your family in hartford and your performing career's base, new york city. ♪ home will never be the same, though. anna will be ripped from you suddenly, violently, senselessly and without warning. murdered in her first grade
classroom. >> they had their entire lives ahead of them. >> along with classmates and teahers. >> by the way days, graduations. >> 26 in all. >> weddings, kids of their own. >> your son will have made it out of the building alive that day, but you'll cry out to god, why? how could you let this happen, lord? you'll experience the shock and trauma. you'll wonder how you'll ever go on without your baby. the one who had your cheeks and your smile.
despite your pain and grief, there will be beauty all around you, jimmy. the beauty of your wife and son, the beauty and generosity of your friends and family, the love and concern shown to you by the jazz community, our nation's president and the tens of thousands of people from all walks of life. who you will never have even met. ♪ and the music in you, you'll find comfort in the beautiful melodies god has planted in your head. you'll write new songs, you'll play with renewed passion and you'll honor your daughter's life. ♪ >> with the music that ran
through her veins and runs through your veins, too. your favorite bible verse, john, chapter 16, verse 32 reads, in this world you will have trouble, but take heart. i have overcome the world. you too, jimmy, will overcome. ♪ ♪ amen >> i cannot imagine the pain, can you? >> no. >> you have three children. >> no. it's awful. to have your child murdered in their first grade classroom, the most awful thing in the world. awful thing in the world. >> jimmy says music helped him grieve. he created a new album "beautiful life," inspired by anna. dedicated to her life. she was 6 years old when she
died. >> he says part of the proceeds will go to charity. for more information, you can go to our website, cbsthismorning.com. you're watching "cbs this morning". when we come back, we'll look back at some of this week's most memorable moments. back, we'll look back at some of this week's most memorable moments. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
>> look at this picture in mandela's nation, a double rainbow. a double send-off. >> that does it for us. as we leave you, let's take a look back at the week that was vchl great weekend. >> nearly 100,000 people gathered to say good-bye to nelson mandela. >> the moving scene under a rainy sky. >> we love you. >> the emotional high point was the speech by president obama. >> you have four leaders coming together. you have people in the stands who coltn't even sit next to each other. >> i don't like the smell. i don't like it at all, or the ice. >> holy freaking moly. >> the cold nearly claimed a nevada couple and four young children. >> i counted all six of them standing there. it was a huge relief.
>> he came out and opposed it before they ever even saw it? >> we'll be lighting a candle for our beautiful daughter anna. >> we don't need to be reminded. we live it every day. >> she'll be the first woman to lead a major automaker. >> this is a sledgehammer to the glass ceiling. >> the bell -- you ring the bell electronically, and you did a good job, charlie. you pushed the button at the right moment. >> the sign language interpreter at nelson mandela's memorial was accused of being fake. >> how did you learn to play someone who was bipolar. >> terri. >> get in the car. >> i found the internet to be the greatest resource. >> last month, a zebra attacked a zookeeper, and an endangered gazelle spooked by the emotion
broke his neck. >> it started with a search for rusty the panda. >> you pray it works out. >> rusty ferguson is out of prison with his family. >> how does it feel? >> it's incredible. my whole 20s are gone. >> what did it mean to become a photographer for ""national geographic"?" >> it meant a lot. >> it was nervous. i was with cannibals. >> snoop lion formerly known as snoop dogg raised the roof. >> two of the most beautiful women sit at this table. >> it's billy joel, her by hancock, carlos santana. awesome. >> party over here. >> party over here. >> in the beginning it wasn't just a hot ticket. my mother would come up from texas. walter cronkite would invite his mom. looked exactly like walter
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san francisco will pause tok the one-year anniversary of sandy hook elementary school shooting today. a vigil is good morning. it is 8:55. i'm elizabeth wenger with your kpix 5 headlines. san francisco will pause to mark the one-year anniversary of the sandy hook elementary school shooting today. a vigil is planned for 1:00 at city hall. 20 first graders and six adults were killed in the mass shooting in newtown, connecticut. newtown won't mark the anniversary tomorrow with a public remembrance, and tv news crews are asked to stay away. laurel dell elementary school in marin is closed after an accident last night. a van that hit a gas line cut power to the school. police say the driver lost control and suffered minor injuries. police had to shut down the streets and the gas was quickly turned off. we'll get a check of traffic and weather right after this break. ,,,,,, a subaru...
that's why we created the share the love event. by the end of this year, the total donated by subaru could reach 35 million dollars. you get a great deal on a new subaru. we'll donate 250 dollars to a choice of charities that benefit your community. it feels good to be a helping hand. starting out with patchy fog around the bay area this morning still chilly in spots but throughout the day you will see mostly sunny skies. the clouds will clear out nicely. high pressure building in overhead so it looks like we are in for some great weather over the next few days. temperatures this afternoon will be a little warmer. plan on some 50s and some low 60s. about 60 degrees in oakland. 59 in san jose.
sunny skies and 60 in santa rosa and 58 degrees in san francisco. next couple of days, lots of sunshine offshore winds for the weekend. temperatures well into the 60s on sunday a little warmer on monday. we are going to check out your traffic. >> thank you, lawrence. if your commute takes you through oakland you may get stuck northbound 880 crawling now past the coliseum towards your downtown oakland exits. it's one of our slowest drive times. in the rest of the bay area "friday light" at the bay bridge even then the metering lights are on. taking a live look now at the san mateo bridge, looking for an alternate this morning out of hayward, so far, so good across the flat section of the span and over the high-rise. 14 minutes right now in the commute direction on westbound 92 between 880 and 101. and a quick look at mass transit. so far everything is on time. bart 59 trains. no delay. have a great day.
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