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good morning. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm anthony mason. here are a few of the stories we'll be looking at on "cbs this morning saturday." a major storm expected to disrupt travel for millions of-mile-an-hours from the west to the deep south. this morning two astronauts begin spacewalks aimed at fixing a cooling station on the international space station. also what's it really like inside the national football league. the journalist who ease yearlong access is was so unprecedented he even got a locker. and on the last weekend before christmas we have the
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actual science behind giving the best possible gifts. all that and much more on "cbs this morning saturday," december 21st, 2013. captioning funded by cbs and welcome to the weekend. we also have some very distinguished guests for you here in studio 57 this morning, including holiday music from one of new orleans' very best the one and only aaron neville sings in our holiday session. and he became one of the most honored and accomplished chefs. and on this holiday weekend, we'll have christmas. christmas abbott is her full name. after working in iraq during the war, she's become a world-class weight lifter and is now nascar's first female pit crew member. but our lead story this morning, major weather threat to an estimated 94 million travelers. a huge storm system is making
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itself felt in the northern midwest and it's headed east and south. and for the millions of americans traveling this weekend before christmas, the bad weather means headaches whether you're driving or flying. for the latest on all of this here's meteorologist eric fisher of our cbs station, wbbs in boston. >> really just for general life the storm as it stands right now, plenty of lightning, heavy rain. there's been a lot of overnight lightning in oklahoma. power outages there. problems with traveling. it's not just the wintry side wrks, but this. a line of developments of storms. tornados a threat. overnight the snow showers get going from chicago back to eastern kansas and tomorrow afternoon still watching storms moving to places like charlotte and atlanta. they too, could reach severe limits. biggest threat is for today though. especially in red. the storm prediction center put out a moderate risk meaning we
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could be looking at damaging tornados, wind gusts especially in the lower mississippi valley ice accumulation with this one from chicago down through oklahoma city. plus in new england, there could be a major ice storm that could bring out power outages and on top of that snow. a lot of mess for this first weekend of winter. anthony and vinita? travel was smooth for president obama and his family who are in hawaii this morning for the start of their two-week holiday vacation. at a news conference yesterday mr. obama tried to put a bow on what was an often difficult and bumpy road. jeff pegues is at the white house and has more. good morning, jeff r good morning, anthony. as this news conference began, it didn't take long for the president to pinpoint his biggest regret. in his final news conference of the year the president called the disastrous rollout of his signature health care initiative
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a source of great frustration. >> since i'm in charge obviously we screwed it up. >> reporter: and his standing among americans suffered. according to the latest gallup poll the president's approval rating sits at 40% with the majority 52%. mr. obama says over the holiday break he plans to review the intelligence report delivered this week. it called for tighter restraints and greater transparency. the president could order changes to the way the nsa gathers data. >> the analysis that i've been doing throughout has always been you know periodically looking at what we're doing and asking ourselves are we doing this in the right way, are we making sure that we're keeping the american people safe number one, are we also being true to our civil liberties and our
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privacy and our values. >> reporter: when questioned about amnesty or negotiating a plea bargain, the president has left the door open. >> this has done unnecessary damage to u.s. intelligence capabilities and u.s. diplomacy. but i will leave it up to the courts and the attorney general to weigh in publicly on the specifics of mr. snowden's case. >> reporter: the president mentioned other regrets during that news conference including the bitter byipartisanship. the nsa and u.s. intelligence gathering at home and abroad will be a key topic tomorrow morning on face the nogs. bob schieffer's guests will include the cia actor director michael morell.
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and now to obamacare. it still isn't acting as smoothly as they wanted it to do. monday is the deadline for signing up. >> for many the only real option appears to be a new regulation who, despite mr. obama's promises can sell. that's why they're up in arms. >> reporter: it's an attempt to solve the problem of millions of people like kathy wagner people who lost individual insurance policies despite the president's promise that everyone could keep their plan. she supported his plan but feels let down by the president. >> it's not what we hoped for. it's not what we were told. >> reporter: the new regulation let people with canceled insurance apply for what's called mandated insurance. you can get fit your insurance
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was canceled and you believe others are unaffordable. it will allow buyers to purchase low premium catastrophic insurance that wasn't available to them before. robert who represents most of the nation's health insurers says thousands needed to finance the system can simply escape the mandate. >> if the mandate starts going away or its effectiveness is taken away that undermines the fundamental nature of the law. >> reporter: the president downplayed the risk. he believes it will help more consumers buy insurance. >> this is essentially an additiona additional net in case folks might have slipped through the cracks. >> this is the second time the administration has relaxed the rules governing the individual mandate. politically this has revived the republican argument to delay the mandate to everyone for one
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year. for "cbs this morning saturday," wyatt andrews, washington. now, to london where investigators are working to determine what caused a creeling to collapse at a century-old theater on thursday night. more than 80 people were injured by falling chunks of plaster and we're now hearing there were signs of trouble beforehand. charlie d'agata is in london with more on that. charlie. >> good morning, anthony and vinita. streets were packed. nobody said they were worried about the london theaters after the collapse but it appears it had others worried long ago. city officials wasted no time assuring the public that their theaters are safe, somehow managing to inspect all 52 theaters in london. >> you have to remember the majority of these buildings are exceedingly old, they go back to victorian times. >> reporter: exceedingly old like the 100-year-old apollo theater where the ceiling of
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plaster and wooden beams fell down dragging a portion of it with it. this father and daughter first thought it was special effects. >> all of a sudden chunks of rubble started falling on us. we thought it was the balcony and we thought people were going to fall. >> it wasn't great experience. we were worried about somebody being seriously injured. it's a miracle no one was killed. >> reporter: people reported seeing water dripping from the ceiling before it gave way. a torrential thunderstorm dumped five days of rain in just one hour. city inspectors inspected the roof and found it intact and found the ceiling up to date. however, andrew lloyd webber wanted it torn down because it was in such poor condition. the producers have canceled
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their show through january 4th. that's only two weeks from today if that says anything about the dense in the building's safety. scotland yard ruling out criminal involvement, meaning the investigation of what brought the house down will be handled by the city council. >> thank you, charlie. now a repair is being done on the international space station. this is outside the or bitting lab where two american astronauts are beginning their work. it's the first of three spacewalks to fix a failed cooling system earlier this month. bill harwood is at the kennedy space center. good morning to you, bill. >> reporter: good morning. >> i'm fascinate wed have live footage out of nasa. it seems slow going what they're doing when you look at this but it's intense work what they're doing. >> reporter: it is. when you think about it they're stepping out into a vacuum.
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you say it looks slow it does. they're moving at 5 miles per second, more than 17 miles an hour. it's always intense with a spacewalk. that i have to get this cooling system prepared so there's extra pressure on top of all that but i'm sure they're excited nonetheless. they say it's always fun to go outside. >> bill, let's talk about what they have to do here to if iks this cooling system. and how long is it going to take them? >> they booked these spacewalks for 6 1/2 hours. they can duo longer if necessary. they think they'll need two spacewalks, maybe three. the problem involves an ammonia pump module. it weighs about 17 pound,700 pounds. it's about the size of a refrigerateor refrigerator. it's going take them a couple of spacewalks. they did this back in 2010 a
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similar failure. ran into problems get it replaced. it could take a while, and if it does anthony, it's a christmas day spacewalk to wrap this up. >> it was this pat summer when an tlaunl astronaut almost drowned from fluid inside his own helmet. what are they doing this time around? >> it's interesting. a european space astronaut really got into serious trouble. it really did fill with water. he would have had trouble breathing but he finally got back to the air lock and all was well. they think it was a contaminationing in internal filters that allows water inside the suit to cool the suit and it floated outside to the helmet. mike is wearing that same suit. they replaced the same hardware. they're convinced everything is going to be okay but just in
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case they've got some water-an sore absorbant plans. they could reach down and grab that tube and breathe while they made their way back to the air lock. they don't think they'll have any problems like that but they're prepared just in case. >> bill harwood at the internasa facility. thank you. the documentary inspired eight musical acts to cancel performances at the park. carter evans has more on the story. >> reporter: on friday seaworld launched a counterattack against the documentary, "black fish,"
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which shows it. in an open letter seaworld says inaccurate reports recently have generated questions about seaworld and the animals in our care. the theme park faced growing pressure. they had bands back out including martina mcbride, bare-naked ladies and willie nelson citing controversy for their cancellations. it raises serious questions about keeping whales in captivity for entertainment. in its letter seaworld tried to address some of its kra teak by saying it does not capture whales in the wild does not capture whales from its children. a specialist says the reaction shows the controversy is not going away any time soon.
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>> this is something that we really thought you know as a company you thought would pass, you're going to let it pass. putting an ad like this across the nagsz in major publications is going to get things to start up. >> in spite of all this seaworld says it's not hurting its bottom line. it's on track to hit $1.5 billion in sales a year awe new record. carter evans, cbs news los angeles. a memorial takes place this morning. on this date in 1988 a bomb tore through pan am flight 103 as it flew over scotland on its way to new york. 270 on the plane and ground were killed. peter greenberg went back to lockerbie and also syracuse university which lost students on its flight. peter, good morning.
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>> good morning. for all these years the town of lockerbie, scotland and syracuse university, have focused their efforts on remembering and honoring the lives of all 270 people lost in what remains the largest and longest running murder investigation in modern europe. at syracuse university, a memorial wall stands before the oldest building on campus rebuilt this year to commemorate the anniversary of the rebombing of flight 103 which killed 35 of its students. >> this tape player, radio, and sweater were on the flight. >> he showed us how the university has created more besides just monuments. >> that was when the memorial service was head. >> for anyone looking to know the victims of the disaster. >> we made a commitment at syracuse university that we would never forget the 35
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students that were lost and as long as the university assistants, we would continue to remember them and we even done that. >> reporter: on december 21st 1988, pan am flight 103 was flying from london to new york when a bomb in the front cargo hold exploded at 31 thou feet. the syracuse students were among the 271 people killed including tress accidents on the ground at lockerbie. >> the sky opened up all at once. >> reporter: marjorie mcqueen shares images of the story at the town's visit center. her husband, a doctor who spent days pronouncing the deathings ohm people they discovered. >> the local hospital was on standby and they had very little to do. that was a sadness, too. >> reporter: the wings loaded with jet fuel fell here. the houses they've all been
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rebuilt. except for one small patch referred a modest memorial. jormg stobs was lockerbie senior police inspector and one of the first responders on the scene. now 79 and retired, he's committed to keeping the memory of lockerbie alive. >> reporter: how has lockerbie changed? >> the thing is there is a lot of older people who survive and moved away or have gone, and the younger generation although they won't forget it they don't know a lot about it. >> and you thing they should. >> exactly. >> why? >> because i think it's something that should never be for godden. >> reporter: to help keep lockerbie in its youth, a scholarship has been established for two.
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they launched an ambitious project, to record the oral histories of many of those who witnessed the biggest act of terrorism in modern europe i told my wife to inform the police to let them know something happened. >> i think communication was a big problem. >> we took great care because we realized these were people. >> it gave a number of people an opportunity to speak that never had that chance before. >> reporter: and it was part of their emotional jury toy to heal. it was heart-warming and heartbreaking at times. it was certainly cathartic. now we have an available record for researchers who want know what happens when a terrible event affect as community like this. >> it was an emotional journey for me as well. we were both there at the same
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time 25 years ago. >> you were working for abc. i was working for cbs. the thing i most remember is they had taken all of the luggage scattered all over the hills. they put everything through a washing ma cheern. cleaned it folded it and put everything back to give to the families. >> what's amazing to me is the plane blew up at over 31,000 fee. that means the recording were flown out 25 years later. riveting even all these years later. >> thank you so much. >> you got it. minnesota star tribune says target is offering its customers a 10% discount this weekend following the giant breach that may have compromised 40 million customers. target is also offering one year of free credit monitoring for
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those customers. >> freeman was shot in front of his wife. the alleged car jackers drove off with his suv. washington post says family of levinson have met. he's been missing in iran for four years. his familiaritily is working to get himself released. the "navy times" says two were fired. the women were forced to carry plastic bags filled with human waefts for punishment. harry potter fans are getting a prequel. j.k. rowling is collaborating with a play. now you need to tell us what which thalter. christmas in the catholic church got under way as pope francis
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delivered a key address. he stressed the importance of maintaining professionalism in the work of the church. he's making changes. he's expected to name several cardinals next month. it's about 22 after the hour. now here's a look at the weather for your weekend. coming up deep inside the nfl. the author of a new book spent an entire season with the team. what he got was unprecedented access on and off the field. and later before you head to the mall this weekend, hunting for your the perfect gift? we will explain how to use the scientific method to help. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday."
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coming up 100 years of crossword puzzles. >> did you send a message to me in "the new york times" crossword puzzle? >> well, i had a little help from this guy. >> "new york times" crossword editor and master constructor -- >> i actually wrote that crossword. >> i edited it. now, get back to crosswording. >> yes, sir. >> meryl regal is going to be with us. brain busters. we'll be right back. this is "cbs this morning saturday."
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the idea of airing grievances might not be so far-fetched. with us jennifer wallace and john tierney. he's a columnist for "the new york times." welcome to you both. jennifer, let's start with you. you and your husband have been doing this for ten years. whose idea was this -- i bet it was yours -- and how did you get started? >> you're right. we were newlyweds, and i wasn't used to living with a male roommate. he was dropping socks on the floor and they kept piling up. i turned to him and said honey, if you don't start picking up your socks, this is going to come up on your year-end review and i thought, this would. be a bad idea. >> do you wait until the end of the year and spring it on him in the year-end review? >> no. i believe in daily feedback. these do not take the place of
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important conversations every day. >> and do the reviews change behavior? >> they do except for the socks. i was thinking this morning -- 00honey honey, sorry -- i was walking out looking at the socks and thought i have do a quarterly review. >> someone told me if i had to give my husband a performance review, we would not be married. >> this frightens people. >> i think ordinarily when a spouse says something it feels like nagging, why are you picking on me. this is an opportunity to do it and it's a good thing for guys, i think, because guys don't want to sit down and talk about their relationship. i don't want to sit down and talk about my feelings. this gives it a structure. there's an agenda. we've got an action plan. >> it feels like a safe environmental to do it, is it not?
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oh that's a long way down. yes, it's glass platform on the swiss alps gives those with intestinal fortitude and i'm not one of them to look 10,000 feet straight down. >> me neither. it took two years to construct. it's really for thrill seekers only. >> welcome to "cbs this morning saturday." i'm anthony mason. >> and i'm vinita nair. for all americans intent on catching every play the inside workers, the physical drama, the struggle off the field, it remains a mystery. >> or it has until now. in his new book he takes a look inside the turbulent world of
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nfl football. good morning. >> good morning. >> first, what made you want to do it? >> i guess it was watching football games you could see this incredible, exciting dangerous, dramatic sport that was going on and you saw guys holding up what looked like bistro menus or diner menus and u realized i was seeing none of what was going on and i wondered what happened behind the menu so to speak. >> in 2010 they were getting a lot of publicity from the hbo series "hard knocks," so how did you get access and what was a day in the life like with them? >> i've been writing a piece and e liked the whole culture of the organization, the way it worked. i always wanted to write a book about people very committed to an exciting endeavor to the exclusive of everything else. in football that's all they do and i love how they work together. >> you talked about how much study is a part of the game and that's something we don't see. >> that's true. i thought almost eventually it's
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football players and coaches, college players. they carry backpacks and walk around with vast amounts of paper. there's so much that goes on. >> there's so many tidbits in the book i found fascinating, that they don't tackle dr practice, that it felt like a college campus. what about the switch that you were referencing? >> all football players will talk about the switch. i was taken with alan page, he's now a judge but was a hall of fame minnesota viking. he said when he went on the field, you don't want to know who the person was in his head. when you're off the field, you can't be that kind of person going to the mall. >> how do you throw that switch? >> to be qualified as an nfl player, you have to be able to do that. many can't do that. >> there's been a lot of conversation in the past few
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weeks about the locker room. how did you find the locker room? there's been a lot of teethasing and taunting. >> i thoink one of his qualities as a football perspective is bringing people together. on a rex ryan team by and large people get along because he insists on it. it's a culture where people are doing nothing but talking football and playing football. in all these windowless rooms after a short amount of time if somebody's giving you a hard time, even fit's little it's degrading and painful like miami. >> what was it like? you really had a locker and called a game. >> in an exhibition game. >> it still counts.
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>> i could come in and see things and tell readers that they otherwise wouldn't get to see. i thought football is the most popular and loved thing in america. >> again, the name of the book is called collision:low crossers nicholas david. for another angle on the nfl, don't miss "60 minutes sunday night." and they're now starting with kids as young as 9. and now here's a look at the weather for your weekend.
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it's time now for ""morning news."" joining us chief medical correspondent dr. jon lapook and cbs contributor dr. holly phillips phillips. first up a new recommendation for treating high blood pressure. some older americans taking medication doan need to. elaine quijano has more. >> reporter: for decades doctors recommended people over 60 start
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medication if their blood pressure was 140/90 or higher. after reviewing a large body of evidence, the panel says people over 60 can wait to be treated with medicine until their blood pressure reach 1/es 150/90. >> i think these guidelines are going to have a lot of impact. what they're doing is actually issuing clear numbers as targets and also when to treat. >> reporter: the panel found when it came to heart attack or stroke in those over 60 there was no clear benefit to lowering the number to 140. >> keep in mind blood pressure medication is not a benign process. there can be some side effects and there can be some negatives. >> reporter: the american heart association disagreed with the guidelines and delivered a response. with do not believe it can provide significant support in treatment. they'll be starting their own study but are not expected to issue guidelines for a few
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years. >> jon, i feel like this has to affect a lot of people. >> we're talking about 67 million americans who have high blood pressure about one in three americans, and the estimate is about maybe 7.5 million americans over the age of 60 now don't have to necessarily take medications whereas before under the old guidelines they would. >> we have heard all the time lifestyle changes are better than medicine. how realistic is it? >> i tell you, it's really tough. they don't like to exercise, they like to eat, they pop pills. it's not benign to take medication when you're older. if you're over 60 taking medications, when you do exercise and lose weight and eat right, there are no side effects of that. >> a big city is inherent to have discussions in the community. people saying it's great, it shouldn't change. where do you stand on all this?
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>> i think there's going to be a lot of confusion because now you have multiple organizations saying two things. the american heart association saying we don't agree with these recommendations. in my practice i'm going to use my own discretion. i always go with the lifestyle, trying to exercise eat right, and think there's going to be a lot of confusion. we need to have one set of unified recommendations for all of america. >> yeah. easier to follow. also this week a top medical journal advised most americans to stop taking vitamins. they say vitamins are largely useful and can be dangerous. holly, tell us about this report. >> well, you know the office of the study really wanted to make it a final word on vitamins and supplements because despite the fact that 52% of americans take vitamins or some supplement there hasn't been been a general cob census schlts what they did
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was look at three very large well done persuasive studies. and the first found there was no improvement in chronic diseases and cancer from taking supplements. second no improvement in declining memory and third, they found there was no improvement. so they really wanted to make a sweeping statement with their editorial. >> if i'm a vitamin industry and i'll selling the pills at $10 to $15 a bodile i'm not happy. >> no, they're not happy. if i had 28 brs on the line, which is very clear i wouldn't be happy either. less than 10% have less deficiency. it would be better spent on more nutritious pills rather than taking pills. brain disease often associated with football
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boxing, and other sports for the first time has been linked to baseball. last year baseball player committed suicide. it revealed signs of chronic encephalopathy. the condition is link dodd pro football which has changed some of its rules. now baseball plans to ban home plate collisions by 2015. the food and drug administration says there's no evidence that antibacterial soaps are better at kills germs than regular soap and water. even worse they say some ingredients in the anti-bacterial soaps can be harmful. jon, why would they be concerned about these products? >> they have to boo eebe effective and are they safe. they're concerned in manl
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studies, not in humans but they have problems with endocrine functions, lower thyroid, and they may increase the odds of having antibiotics resistance. they say, look. we need to do these studies. if not, pull them out. >> when i was in the first grade i remember my teacher saying say your abcs while singing and you'll be fine. are there rules? >> she's absolutely fine. there are techniques around it. the biggest emphasis is do it for 20 seconds. you wet your hands first, put on the soap. watch your wash your hands first. it's about the time it takes to sing happy birthday twice. the other thick to remember is don't put your hands to your face. that makes it more likely you'll get sick or spread a new virus. >> you added two new songs in the repertoire. abcs are fine too. finally this morning the
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british journal publishing a special edition of what might be called nontraditional study. this year the general report saying one out of every 200 add less ends who delivered babies claimed they did so without having any sex. >> i didn't realize that was an option. it's not the first time we've heard of virgin births but it points to a more serious issue. >> just so you know, the authors of this article don't thank were virgin births. they say really it wasn't enough sex education as one of the factors. there's sex to the right of us sex to the lesser but there's not enough usage in our words to say what actually happened. >> an amazing finding. dr. jon lapook, doctor holly phillips. thank you. >> we figured out the perfect gift for you. >> oh uncle lewis, you didn't
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today is super saturday the last saturday before christmas, and always one of the biggest shoching days of the year. if there are still names on your gift list, why not let science take the guesswork out of it. michael norton has an associate of business administration and co-author of "happy money: the science of smarter shopping."
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we're not very good at giving gifts, are we? >> we're almost terrible. >> i thought, surely not me and then i realized everyone is me. everyone thinks they're good at it. what's the most common mistake? >> actually the most common mistake is you should give really unique gifts that a person would never thought of and a gift that has never been given before in human history. it turns out people want an ipad. we go crazy. >> i love your analysis. >> that was on my list too. >> i love your analogy of going to restaurants. tell us what you're saying. >> exactly. if we go to a restaurant and order a hamburger and waitress say says you know what i know you want add hamburger but i thought you'd like this better. terrible service. same with gifts. >> i want to get you something
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interesting. you say the first myth is thinking that stuff is the best gift when experience may actually be bet stheer that's right. one of the problems is we think a gift is something in a box. that's the first thing that comes to mind. stuff. it turns out that a trip is great but an evening out, those things make us happier when we consume them than stuff and when you give them an experience, the secret bonus is maybe you can go along with them and get yourself a nice dinner and an evening and a nice time. >> what should you be doing? >> there's a tricky one. expensive is not necessarily better. you're in a moment where you're saying i don't know what to get this person to show what they mean to me. it isn't always expensive. men think that the more expensive the ring the more the woman understands that he cares. women don't necessarily think that. price isn't the only thing they care about when they get the engagement ring.
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they care that the man understands what its is they're looking for in a ring because that shows that he understands and cares about the look and feel. price is one thing but not the most important. >> giving your time can be more val ulable than a wrapped gift. >> if you ask a person what i thanlt, no one says another scarf. almost everyone says time. there are websites now where i can actually pay for someone to go shovel your walk. it might cost less than a scarf. >> i like that. >> yet it's going to make a huge difference in your way in that another present really wouldn't. >> do people appreciate cash or gift cards more? i give a lot of those. >> it's a huge difference. some really like them. some don't like cash and gift cards. again, you need to understand not what you like when you give it but what does that person really want and value. if they love cash then maybe you should give them cash instead of that ridiculous gift
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the early books focused mostly on -- are done mostly by sports writers and focused on his exploits on the field, but i thought that there were big gaps in his personal life. he grew up in a very very tough childhood in depression-era san diego. he concealed the fact that he was mexican-american, a fact that hardly anyone knew until just a month before he died. >> why did he hide it? >> well, he was worried that prejudice of the day could hurt his baseball career and the prejudice didn't seem to be as acute as it was toward the black ballplayers of the day but he wasn't taking any chances, and his relatives on the mexican side of his family are still rather distressed that he hid
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this. >> and so much of that, i mean, he's known, of course as the greatest hitter of all kind. but he had a really complicated personal life not only because of his upbringing his parents were hard drinkers and he led a very hard life too. >> yeah, he did. he struggled with anger. i think the anger was perhaps rooted in resentment of his mother who was a soldier in the salvation army on the streets of san diego, out until all hours of the night, saving souls, but not home for ted and his younger brother danny. so they were some of the first latchkey kids waiting on the doorstep for their mom to come home. >> when you say struggles with anger, it was so intense at times that his daughters wrote they thought he was mentally ill. >> he was probably bipolar before think knew what that was and he was able to channel the anger constructively on the ball field because he said he hit
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welcome to "cbs this morning saturday," i'm anthony mason. >> and i'm vinita nair. 100 years of crossword puzzles. billionaires and celebrities and millions love them. meet the master crossword creator. in its 170 years "charles dickens:a christmas carol," has produced countless number of plays. we'll scrutinize them. >> sheways 115 pounds but she's all muzzle. she's the first woman to earn a spot on the nascar pit crew.
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her name is christmas and you'll meet her. weather affecting travel plans for millions of americans. >> it's bringing the threat of snow flooding and even the threat of tonights. let's get the later from meteorologist arab fisher of wbz-tv. >> heavy rainfall. lots of lightning going through arkansas, missouri there's been quite a bit of ice through oklahoma and missouri. almost an inch of ice. power outage issues this morning. we'll track the storm out of the east. severe weather will be the mainhead h1n1 this morning especially in portions of the southeast. we could be looking at tornados and damaging winds. the storms continue to roll east. atlanta, charlotte, a couple of those cities big hubs that will be impacted by the storm. today the biggest day for severe weather, especially around say memphis, new orleans. this will be the main zone where damaging winds and tornadoes will be most likely.
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certainly very dangerous travel. then you've got the ice. we've already seen it in oklahoma. that will continue stretching up toward chicago. also major ice storm for northern new england and new york as we head into tonight, tomorrow morning. that could lead to major pow ore outages. on top of the ice we have snow. you've got just about everything on the map, vinita anthony. not a good time to be on the road, let alone in the air. now to outer space where two americans are outside the international space station on a crucial repair mission. this is a live look from nasa. the astronauts' work is now under way fixing a vital cooling system. it's the first of as many as three planned spacewalks to get the system back up and running. cbs news space analyst bill harwood has the latest from the kennedy space center. bill good morning. >> good morning, anthony. >> bill how urgent first of all, is this work? >> well, i think it is urgent. i wouldn't classify it as an
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emergency, but it's something they really do need to get done. the station has two cooling systems and they need both of them to be able to do their scientific research and keep all the life support gear running and all of that. one of those loops is now only partially working and until they get this repaired they're literally one failure away from major trouble if they lost the other loop. so they want to get this done as soon as they can to restore that lost redundancy and to resume their scribe tsk research. >> you mentioned major trouble, so what happens if they can't fix the cooling system? >> well of course nasa's always got a plan b and if they couldn't get it fixed this time around, they'll go back to the drawing board and try to come up with something else. the other cooling loop is working flawlessly. but the concern with the spacecraft obviously is you can't take that for granted. you know if something happens down the road that disables the other cooling loop, then it's like being in your car and losing a radiator. you can't draw drive it very far. this is a lot like that.
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that's why it ooh's high priority. >> that's so fascinating to watch that on live tv. bill harwood at the space center. thank you. president obama and his family are beginning a two-week holiday in hawaii this morning. president obama sought to wrap up what was a pretty bumpy 2013. jeff pegues is in washington with more on that. good morning, jeff. >> reporter: good morning, anthony. he discussed a wide range of topics including his biggest regret, and it's not a surprise he mentioned the december as truss rollout of the affordable care act but he believes the numbers are heading in the right direction. on the issue of the national security agency he will are e view the intelligence report delivered later this week. president obama could order changes to the way nsa gathers data. the year ejds as the obama administration experiences all-time low approval ratings but the president insists he's not concerned about the numbers.
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>> i've run my last political race, so at this point my goal every single day is just to make sure that i can look back and say we're delivering something, not everything because this was a long haul. >> reporter: the president was asked during that news conference if this was the worst year of his presidency. that was something that he laughed off and expressed optimism that he will be able to push his agenda forward in 2014 beginning with immigration reform. anthony, vinita? >> jeff pegues at the white house. thanks, jeff. target is offer 10g% discount this weekend to its customers in an effort to restore their trust following a major computer hacking. 40 million shoppers had their information stolen. target did not say how the breach happened but it says the problem has now been fixed. it might be vin isn't van gogh's final painting before his
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suicide in 1980 and it's now on display at the national art gallery in washington. van gogh's rarely seen green wheat field oh vary. it was bee kweekted to the museum. it had been in his home for 58 years. interestingly enough they thought two decades ago it was a fake. >> right. they took computer x-rays and confirmed it was real. >> it really is beautiful. it's 8:06. now here's a look at the weather for your weekend. up next, a century of crossword puzzles. we'll meet one of the world's
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foremost crossword creators. he even constructed one just for us here at "cbs this morning saturday." 13 across looks interesting. >> i need my glasses. >> we'll be right back on "cbs this morning" word. >> oh. you're in a crossword. [ female announcer ] we give you relief from your cold symptoms. you give them the giggles. tylenol cold® helps relieve your worst cold
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♪ crossword puzzles crossword puzzles ♪ here's another one for you. a nine-letter word beginning with a "c" endsing with a "d" with a pair of "s"s in the middle and it's its 100th birthday. >> it's crossword puzzles. it started adigtsing fans a century ago. here's mo rocca. >> reporter: it's estimated 50 million americans attack the ups and downs of crossword puzzles every week filling in those little boxes to great satisfaction or frustration. >> my mother sometimes calls me to ask for help on the "washington post" crossword puzzle. >> uh-huh. good. and? >> i try to be helpful. >> yeah, yeah. and what's your specialty?
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what are you good at? sports geography? >> i'm great at geography. >> okay. great. >> baku is the capital. >> yeah. >> he's the crossword puzzle for "the new york times," considering the gold standard for crossword puzzles. >> what do you look for in a crossword puzzle? >> first of all i look for themes, something that hasn't been done before that has a little humor. >> it goes from relatively easy on monday to positively evil on saturday. the famous sunday puzzle is the largest of the week filled with puns tricks and tantalizing clues. >> when i found out the crossword puzzle was turning 100, i thought, really? i thought it was older than that. >> the first appeared in 1913 in an old newspaper, "the old world." >> that puzzle was called a word cross dremts up by arthur wynn who was at the time editor of
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the new york world's fun section. >> did it catch on right away. >> it took until 1934 for the craze to happen. simon and schuster put out the first book. it was their first book. >> crosswords launched sigh money and schuster. >> that's true. >> a division of cbs. >> well put. >> reporter: there have even been movies about crossword puzzles. the 2006 film "word play" showcased all kinds of solvers from athletes to presidents. >> shorts bring it. >> reporter: to comedians. >> the "times" puzzle is the one for me. >> reporter: the crossword puzzle has been good to many figures. >> yeah. anyone with a short vowel name is going to be popular, eno, brian eno, e-n-o.
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>> actress/director. >> uma thurman is in crossword puzzles all the time. you can tell the trajectory of their career. take ito. in the old day the clue was always japanese statesman because there was a premier in japan in the 19th century and then when judge ito was the judge for o.j. simpson in the 1990s his name started appearing and now we're onto the to the skater. >> the skater. if only lance ito was able to do a quadruple axle. of course they've gone digital and can be played electronically. people can check in on facebook. >> i can't tell you how many eemgs i've gotten every day from nonenthusiasts who say, finally a crossword puzzle i can resolve.
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there's something in our brains that responds to filling in the little boxes. >> how does it go? >> dan feyer is the four-time champion of the american crossword puzzle. right now feyer is the fatest and best crossword puzsolver in the country. >> what is crammed in your brain because of crossword puzzles. >> i know so many three- four-, and five-letter words. >> how has it affected your home life? >> i don't think it's taken time away from the important things in line. >> sudoku? >> don't get me started. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," this is mo rocca. joining us now, meryl regal. master crossword constructor. he's created over 5,000 crosswords and author of the 100th anniversary crossword puzzle book. good morning. >> good morning. >> when that first crossword
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came out in 1913 was a big hit with fans but later it was considering a big waste of time. tell us about the first puzzle. >> that's right. it was a great success with readers but not on the staff of new york world where it appears. they hated the diagrams because it was all done by hand and "the new york times" wrote numerous editorials, this is a waste of time, we hope it goes away, this is ridiculous. it took them 25 years before they kamt around, in 1942. >> i'm addicted to crosswords. i do them all the time. i'm sure there's a theme but how do you build them? there are lots of rules. >> if you turn the diagram upside down the black ones stay the same. it looks like a real pattern like something on your bathroom floor would be as opposed to just black squares thrown anywhere. the theme answer has to be the
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same. if i did it my first gag would have to be the same length as my tenth gag and the second and back and forth. so if i do like movies that shouldn't be shown together "driving miss daisy,"" nuts". they leak like the people who started out. >> you've been doing this since your were 6 years old. >> 6 years old. >> what got you into those? >> i was into those builder set, lincoln logs and such. i started billing word structure. i wish i had picked up an electric guitar but it was a crossword puzzle. it just was endlessly fascinated to me that you can hook weather out like this. >> you're very successful, syndicated in over 50 papers. do you get people who actually write to you? i've about been so frus traited
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by a crossword puzzle that i want to turn to google. do you have people say to you that clue was too hard? >> not too hard but we like the buffer between the author and the audience. i had a lady write the other day she never heard of plan 9 from outer space. >> i said this was the most famous movie of outer space made. >> are there rivalries between crossword puzzle creators? >> no, i don't think so. we're a pretty friendly bunch. when we get together no one says i'm going do this. most say i love the puzzle you did about blah, blah blah. >> you don't do them. >> i solve others. i like to do just the hard ones. if i find a funny one, i'm just jealous. >> well, i love your puzzles, i love your tie. >> thank you. >> thanks for coming on. >> you're welcome. coming up ebenezer scrooge. >> it is me the spirit of christmas past. >> oh, well. look here. i gave you $3 and change -- i
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he's one of the most vivid characters we associate with christmas eve. ebenezer scrooge. it was published 170 years ago this week. dozens have taken on the role over the years. that you said something. >> no, sir. >> another sound out of you, sir, you'll make this a truly merry christmas by losing your chop. >> you keep christmas in your way. you let me keep it in mine. >> keep it? you don't keep it. >> then let me leave it alone. >> if they'd rather die, then
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they'd better do it and decrease the population. >> anybody who goes about with merry christmas on his lips should be buried in his own pudding and buried with a stake in his heart. >> christmas? bah humbug! >> and now with a look at some of the hollywood's best and worst scrooges is matt singer at the movie website. good morning. >> good morning. bah humbug to both of you. >> before start judging them all, why is this character so beloved? >> we should say first of all the story is stored the public domain and can be remade over and over. i think it is great story and the message is so timeless and universal. you don't have to love christmas to love "a christmas carol." you can take a lot out of it. anyone can enjoy it. there's something for everyone. i think we've all got a lot of
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skruj in skruj scrooge in us. i know i do. you asked us to come up with the best. >> 1951's "a christmas carol." >> there's always that translation from mizeser to giver. >> he's not kermugeonly like a lot of scrooges we know. >> no. and he's so joyous it comes out of him like he can't control himself. it's so wonderful to watch. >> another classic, 1984 this was a tv movie thataried here on cbs. that was george t. scott. >> the good rule of thumb is the grumpier the guy, the better the scrooge. george t. scott was one who played so many miserable characters. when you're a guy who's so miserable, when that transformation takes place it's
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so much more compelling. to go from yelling in the streets to dancing with children, if he can do it anyone can do. >> and i didn't see this one in 1999 played on tnt. >> it's not as well known but it's a good one. patrick stewart, we think of at captain piccard. he treats it like leer. there's a waitiness for them. >> michael caine certainly did well. >> the nice part about the moneyets they're so loveable and joyous, who couldn't love the muppets. well ebenezer scrooge. it instantly shows what kind of a jerk he is. he's a softer scrooge, michael caine, but look at that. big moneyets. look at him dancing. i think it works for that version. >> let's go to the worst. by the way i want to put in a vote for mr. ma goo. that was my favorite.
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>> mine too. >> what do you think of as the worst? >> sitcom stars have not faired well in a christmas carol. henry wink ler did it on "happy days." very convincingly old, not really. it was an american christmas carol and kelsey grammer also did one, an all-singing version which was ♪ not very good ♪ it's -- they made them so many times. there are great versions but a couple are not. >> i didn't like the one with jim carrey either. coming up we'll chat with christmas. that's her name. and the first woman to get a full-time gig on a nas par pit crew. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday."
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i had a tough time with the movie. it was very graphic. we're all talking about it. i wonder about that with you. you were brutally beaten assaulted. it was beautifully done i will say that but so tough to watch. >> you know it was very tough to be patsy in spirit but at the same time it was such a privilege because she was a woman who had light in her despite the darkness that surrounded her so it was actually one of the most joyous experiences of my life playing that role. >> this is such a critically important film in telling the story of a free man who was then sold into slavery in the south where you two meet on a cotton farm. you're more prolific than any of the men, but as that scene shows
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you're beaten repeatedly because of the slave master. that scene is so difficult to watch. it even makes me tear up because i just saw the movie again. you had trouble going back to see the movie, the whole movie in its entirety. why? >> because i had lived inside that pain. i was concerned about reliving it. but i'm happy to say that i did go because the film gave me more than it cost me and i know lots of people are feeling that. >> gave you more than it cost you. >> yeah. >> that's beautifully said. >> now that you've had all these nominations and everybody's talking about you, do you know what's next? >> well, i don't know yet what's next but i'm very excited about the unknown and i have another one coming out in february with liam nielsen. >> when they say breakout star i'm thinking get your speeches ready. get your speeches ready. >> thank you.
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>> whatever. >> whatevs. >> whatever is the most annoying word or phrase in conversation for the fifth consecutive year. that's according to a new marek survey. >> 22% said the second most annoying word is like followed by you know, just sayin', and obviously. >> oh whatever. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning saturday." i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm anthony mason. we begin this half hour with a young woman named christmas. there's a lot more to christmas
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abbott than her name. >> she is a tattoo'd weight lifter former iraq contractor and the first woman on the nascar pit crew. a heavyweight resume for anyone who's anything but a heavyweight. >> when were you born? >> yesterday was my birthday december 20th. was my mom's christmas joy and that's what she named me. >> oh sweet. >> from what i understand you can change two 90-pound tires in 14 seconds. is that correct? >> well, the tires are 70 pounds. but, yes. that is correct. >> how do you get that kind of a skill? >> a lot of training. a lot of training. and what's beautiful is that cross-fit, my primary training introduced me into nascar pit crewing and because of my base, i was able to learn the skills needed in nascar -- pit crewing really quickly. >> what's it like to be a woman amongst so many men? >> they kind of treat me as like
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the little brother, especially after they -- >> one pretty little brother, but okay. >> especially after we started going to the gym together and we started training together. they really looked at me in a different light. >> i've got to say one of my favorite parts is watching the pit crew and the amazing part of time. what's interesting is you pointed out anyone who does this has to be an athlete. >> they used to recruit the fans do the pit crews and suddenly they realized you started shaving down time and winning races. that's when everybody started becoming a lot more athletic. >> this is incredible. you are incredibly in shape. what is your body fat? >> it's 8% to 10%. i'm upping it to 12 because it allows me to move weight easier. >> what is cross-fit? >> cross-fit is a training style where we take heavy weights and we move them quickly. it's an aerobic training most of the time and it's a lot of fun.
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i call it adult recess. >> that's not what i getdid at recess. >> you basically recruit your friends to work out with you and afterward you celebrate together. >> you spent a fair bit of time in iraq. thing you went there because your mother was a contractor there? >> mm-hmm. >> you went there when you were 22. how long did you spend in iraq? >> four years. >> this was during the war. >> yes. we were in the operation iraqi rebuild. from there, i just -- i went with the intention of staying a year, and just really fell in love with the work and the purpose and so i stayed for four and then came home and started a cross-fit gym. >> anthony mentions your mom. you come from a long line of women who accomplish great things. how has that affected you today. >> my mom's such an inspiration to me. in her early 30s or late 30s she decided to go back to school and while having three kids and a full house because we were always inviting people over and she went back to school full
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time, working full time and got her degree and my grandmother, she's smaller than me but a little spitfire and she will put you in line real fast and my granny's also -- i had a lot of incredible women in my family. >> how do they feel about the tattoo particularly the gun on your hip? >> tattoos it's a family tradition with my family. >> is it really? >> yeah. we went and got them a couple of years ago. my dad has these awesome biker tattoos. he rides hot harley-davidsons. it's kind of a fun thing for our family. but they're well planned out. they're all original. i think about my tattoo for about a year before i get it and it's nothing on a rim. >> your figure is really a work of art. thank you for spending time with us this morning. >> merry christmas, christmas. >> thank you. >> now for a final look at the weather for your weekend.
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this morning on "the dish" chef scott conant one of the best known chefs in america. he's known for the famous restaurant in new york with outposts in miami, las vegas, los angeles, and toronto and is listed as long as most. his third cookbook features 125 of the restaurant's signature dishes. we are thrilled to welcome chef scott cohn scott conant back. welcome. what have you got here. >> i'm a little biased but this is delicious. pork with a glaze, great polenta. >> when you say biased why do
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you say you're biased? >> i'm biased because i think it's it's dlishs it's delicious. >> you're not biased. go on. >> concentrated tomatoes caramelized and butter cake as well. >> so many visitors for improperly cooked pasta. >> you know, there's way do things sometimes and i'm always open to, you know learn different styles and different things, but, you know things are the way they are because they're meant to stay that way. so a big fan of tradition in that sense. >> when you started out, you originally went to school to be a plumber, right? >> well, you know i applied for the plumbing classes and i couldn't get in. it's really interesting. too many people applied for the program. so as a second choice i chose culinary arts. by the way, it's really good that it happened because i'm not a fan of physical labor as it turns out. >> how did you pick culinary
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art. >> after pluming? >> it was the only class other than gym i had gotten an "a" in number one, so i figured it was a shoo-in. my third choice hair dressing. >> different do than we've seen you on "chopped." this is a new book scarpetta. i love what that means. >> you grab a piece of bread and sop up what's on the plate. regardless of the cuisine, i think that's the best part of eatsing. >> what's different from this book from some of the others? >> i always say if there's an experience that you have insight car pe ta in one of those restaurants, all the tools that you need to recreate that experience in your home are inside the book. so it's not just limited to great food. it's also some cocktails, lighting textures, design features, all that kind of stuff. >> what are we drinking? >> this is one of the signature cocktails.
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a it has a touch of orange juice and orange rind. isn't it good? >> refreshing. >> maybe a little too good especially at this hour. >> they go down really easy, be careful. >> you're sinynonymous with italian cuisine. i heard you might be more inclined to eat japanese food, is that true? >> it is true. i went to japan and ate in restaurants where japanese were cooking italian. i have to say it was probably amongst the best italian food i've had in my life. really such a great touch and japanese food is probably my first love. i absolutely love that cuisine. >> you've had an incredibly busy year. how many restaurants have you opened? >> not this year. i've about had a pretty crazy year, but i have six
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restaurantsover allrestaurant s srestaurants overall. we do all kinds of stuff. fun times. fun times. >> what is the advantage point you have of new young chefs. on "chopped" you see people who want to get in the industry and they want your job. >> they can have it by the way. you know i love young threaten and to harness it and allow them to focus and hone that skill set is one of the -- that's the real benefit of working with the team on "chopped." you know it really is about how far they can take it, but it really needs to be focused. >> when you have that many restaurants, what's the secret to making each one distinct? >> it's all about surrounding yourself with good people, i think. and i have an amazeing team in each one of those restaurants and that's the key. >> i wish i had some bread so i could sop everything up on this plate. it's delicious.
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that's right. that's aaron neville. we have a special holiday session. he's the face and key foye of one of new england's royals of music. for 50 years he's wowing people. >> a multiple grammy winner he released a 13th album, "my true story," a show case of favorites.
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this morning we're all here this morning. he has mel tore may's "the christmas classic," aaron neville. ♪ chestnuts roasting on an open fire jack frost nipping at your nose yule tide carols being sung by a choir and folks dressed up like eskimos ♪ ♪ everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
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help to make the season bright ♪ ♪ tiny tots with their eyes all aglow will find it hard to sleep tonight ♪ ♪ they know that santa's on his way he's ordered lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh ♪ ♪ and every mother's child is going to spy to see if reindeer really know how to fly ♪ ♪ and so i'm offering this
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simple phrase to kids from 1 to 92 ♪ ♪ although it's been said many times, many ways merry christmas to you ♪ ♪ they know that santa's on his way he's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh ♪ ♪ and every mother's child is going to spy to see if reindeer really know how to fly ♪ ♪ and so i'm offering this simple phrase
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to kids from 1 to 92 ♪ ♪ although it's been said many times, many ways merry christmas to you ♪ ♪ merry christmas merry christmas merry christmas to you ♪ >> that should put you in the christmas spirit. more from aaron neville in a moment. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday." >> announcer: this portion sponsored by nicorette. no, i'm good. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer
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more from aaron neville in a tomorrow on "cbs this morning sunday" morning michelle miller. plus a behind-the-scenes look at a christmas season perennial, the 160-voice more man tabernacle choir. >> now here's a look with norah o'donnell on what's happening on monday on "cbs this morning." >> good morning. on monday, we'll take you to an iconic brooklyn waterfront restaurant destroyed by super sandy. it's been nearly a year and it's been restudied. we'll see you on monday on "cbs this morning." have a safe holiday, everyone. >> now we leave you with how a little christmas town began.
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here again is airl anyaron neville. ♪ o little town of bethlehem how still we see thee lie ♪ ♪ above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by ♪ ♪ yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting light ♪ ♪ the hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight ♪
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♪ for christ is born of mary and gathered all above ♪ ♪ while mortals sleep the angels keep their watch of wondering love ♪ ♪ o morning stars together proclaim the holy birth ♪ ♪ and praises sing to god the king and peace to men on earth ♪ ♪ how silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given ♪ ♪ so god imparts
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to human hearts the blessings of his heaven ♪ ♪ no ear may hear his coming but in this whole world of sin where meek souls will receive him still dear christ enters here ♪ ♪ o holy child of bethlehem descend to us we pray ♪ ♪ cast out our sin and enter in be born in us today ♪ ♪ we hear the christmas angels the great glad tidings tell
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o come to us abide with us our lord emmanuel ♪ nt o come to us, abide with us our lord emmanuel ♪ -- captions by vitac -- >> announcer: for more about "cbs this morning," visit us on
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good morning, i'm anne makovec. i'm brian webb. mark has the morning off. >> it is 7:00 saturday morning, december 21st. thanks for joining us. >> mark has the morning off. >> new this morning, within the past two hours, the two main employee unions for bart have reached a tentative agreement on a contract. >> they have been negotiating with bart management to resolve sticking points on paid family leave and health insurance for retirees. the issues cropped up after the union's approved an earlier version. both unions plan to ask members to ratify the new deal after the bart board approves it. >> in a statement released this morning, the local sal eisu president said it's a fair resolution that


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