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wrestle the tickets out of my kids' hands. >> i have a company american express card. >> we can all go. >> have a great day. good idea. good morning to our viewers in the west. it is monday, december 5th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." a criminal investigation is launched into the oakland warehouse party fire that killed at least 36. neighbors say it was a giant tinder box that the city knew was a problem. >> president-elect trump launches a twitter tirade against china over its currency and military buildup. the rant comes just days after he broke a nearly 40-year policy dealing with china's neighbor, taiwan. plus, an all-star gathering in washington to celebrate the kennedy center honorees. james taylor tells us just how sweet it is to earn the recognition after his long
career. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> i don't know how many more people are left in there. we have no idea. we have no idea how many people were in that building. we're expecting the worst and hoping for the best. >> the search continues for victims of a fire that killed doeses in california. >> the entire wall was on fire. >> my brother -- >> a victory for protesters, the u.s. army corps of engineers is refusing to let the dakota pipeline cross the missouri river. >> in italy the country's prime minister is resigning after voters rejected reforms. president-elect donald trump is making no apologies for his telephone conversation with the leader of taiwan. >> does this signal a change in policy? or was it just a phone call? >> it was just a phone call at this point. >> trump tweeted that he had actually won the popular vote if
you deduct the millions who voted illegally. >> it doesn't matter. he won the election. >> the midwest saw the first measurable snow of the season. >> temperatures dropping as much as 40 degrees in some places. >> it's so pretty out. >> in san antonio, the nose gear collapsed on a united airlines flight -- >> there could be multiple -- >> all that. >> tiger woods is back. >> it wasn't a sterling showing. but he had his moments. >> for me to get back out here and play it really did feel good. >> wilson throwing and it's graham for the touchdown. >> the panthers are about done. >> and all that matters. >> the last eight years the white house has given us a leader who is passionate, intelligent, and dignified. >> the biggest standing ovations at the kennedy center honors was for president obama. >> sir, i don't know why you stood up, i was talking about michelle. >> on "cbs this morning." >> president-elect donald trump began what he's calling a thank you tour of the country. trump holding victory rallies in all the places that helped get him elected like ohio,
pennsylvania, russia, the fbi, wikileaks and hillary's campaign head quarters. >> this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." gayle king is off so josh elliott of our streaming network cbsn is with us. as you walk up in the west, investigators have stopped searching for victims of the deadly oakland warehouse fire. the fire started on friday during a late night dance party the building containing art studios may have been an illegal home for does rns of people. now officials are worried it may collapse. >> in the past hour officials raised the death toll to at least 36 people. they've identified eleven of the victims but so far have only released seven names. the victims are as young as 17. carter evans is at the scene in oakland where a criminal investigation is under way. carter, good morning. >> good morning.
they stopped the recovery efforts just after midnight when they saw one of the building's walls leaning in. now, so far workers have sifted through about 70% of the debris in the building, and they are certain there are more victims inside. we now know that as flames engulfed this oakland arts collective friday night dozens of people were trapped inside. >> we absolutely believe that the number of fire fatalities will increase. >> reporter: one survivor says their fire extinguishers were virtually useless. >> it would have been like trying to put out like a bonfire with a water pistol. like we tried and at some point we were then just trying to get people out of the space. >> reporter: many did not make it out alimp. and many may still be inside the burned out building. >> we found three groups together. six grouped together. four grouped together. >> what does that tell you? >> we are looking at bodies on top of each other. the presumption is from the second floor fall.
>> so they couldn't even get out of the second floor? >> it does not appear that they were able to get out of the second floor. >> reporter: video posted from inside shows a party going on just before the fire broke out. the warehouse had been converted into an eclectic live/work space for artists known as the ghost ship. this is what's left. officials say they came to inspect the property last month. >> all that i know is that we were not able to gain access to the interior of the building. >> reporter: matt door says he lift at the artist collect it for the past two years and helped host friday's event. did you ever see any inspectors visit there? >> no. no. and if there were we would have let them in >> reporter: who do you think should be health responsible. >> ultimately it should fall on the property holder. they're the ones that gave us a space with messed up electricity. with no sprinkler system. >> reporter: oakland mayor libby schaaf. what about the owner of this building? >> we assume that there are going to be many, many
questions. we have a team of city employees to pull out every record that we have concerning this building, that is being done right now. >> reporter: we reached out to the building's owner for comment but have not heard back. her daughter told the "l.a. times" they thought the building was only used as an art collective. the city says it was never permitted as a residence, and was under investigation. >> carter, thanks. we spoke earlier this morning with battalion chief melinda drayton of the oakland fire department. >> good morning. >> chief, let me ask you first how is your community dealing with this massive loss of life? >> the community is reeling. it's been a really long weekend. a lot of raw emotions. everybody's still scrambling for information. there seems to be, you know, less than a few degrees of
separation in a city of over 400,000. everyappears to know somebody that knows somebody. it feels very small town. >> you were inside the warehouse. can you describe the scene? >> i guess yesterday when i went in to the building before we had started the recovery, it is a large warehouse space, and if you can imagine, a roof, a second floor, and a mezzanine all collapsing into the main floor with a huge fire load and massive amount of stuff. just on top of everything. in small mounds, in large mounds, in some cases reaching almost to the rooftops. and other areas. you could see, you know, halfway through. >> chief, can you tell us about the status of the recovery effort. and the challenge of it.
>> we are challenged with making sure that we are not missing anything, so it is an arduous, slow process. once we move debris and determine that there is no body, we are able to move forward, but the minute we find a body all operations stop until that body has been extricated, and managed by the coroner's office, and given the green light to continue with our rescue or recovery operation. >> do you expect to find more bodies? >> absolutely. >> do you have any idea how many people were inside the building? >> no. we're getting conflicting reports. we know that there was a list of approximately 200. we have a report that's unconfirmed of just shy of 100 people in the building. and at this point we still have members of our community that are unaccounted for, and victims at our family resource center
still looking for loved ones. >> our best to all of you in your community there. battalion chief melinda drayton, thank you so much. meanwhile we are learning more about the victims. the seven people name so far by oakland officials range from 22 to 35 years old mireya villareal spoke with the father of one victim and she's at a memorial close to where the fire broke out. mireya, good morning. >> good morning. it has been more than 48 hours since the fire and as the number of vick tips continues to grow, so do memorials just like this one. strangers, family and friends coming by to leave candles and flours, notes of love and support for the victims.wers, n support for the victims. sorting through the rubble, firefighters removed debris to look for victims. nearby family and friends searched for answers. sharon west has known micah his
entire life and said the 28-year-old was performing that night. >> we haven't heard from him through any social media or phone call. >> i don't know how many people are left in there. >> reporter: the alameda county sheriff's department says a large portion of the building still needs to be searched. >> we have no idea how many people were in that building. we don't even know how many people got out of that building. >> reporter: family members have been asked to preserve items like brushes and colmes to help identify the dead through dna. >> this tragedy has hit very close to home for our agency. one of our deputies that we work with, lost his son in this fire. >> reporter: the victims are musicians, artists and students. 23-year-old donna kellogg was a barista and studying for a degree in culinary arts in oakland according to the san francisco chronicle. 35-year-old travis hough was a member of the oakland electronic band ghost of lightning on facebook his aunt wrote there are no words for this loss. >> i just can't help feeling so
badly for my son. >> reporter: randy wittenauer needed to speak about his son chase. the 32-year-old was bartending and county officials confirmed his death sunday night. randy said raising chase's stepbrother won't be easy. >> every time i see liam chase is going to pop right into my mind. it feels so painful right now. in the end maybe it will be a blessing. >> the alameda county sheriff's department has positively identified eleven victims but they have been in contact with dozens more, delivering them the heartbreaking news of what has happened. the coroner's office also continues to work on this, as well. trying to identify the bodies in any way they can. it is a painstaking process that will take several days. >> mireya, thank you. in our next half hour, david begnaud explores just how the fire in the warehouse spread so quickly, and you'll hear from
someone who escaped the flames. again, that is straight ahead. on "cbs this morning." the company building the dakota access pipeline is striking back after the army corps of engineers rejected part of the pipeline route. it said the obama administration abandoned the rule of law in favor of currying favor with the narrow and extreme political constituencies. omar villafranca is near cannon ball, north dakota, with the next steps for the pipeline's supporters, and opponents. omar, good morning. >> good morning. the eviction deadline was set for today. thousands of native americans and environmentalists camped out here were getting ready for the harsh north dakota winter. some of the protests here have turned violent, but when they heard about the pipeline construction stopping, they celebrated. thousands danced, hugged, and played instruments. following sunday afternoon's decision.
>> we can spend this winter with our families. we still have to remain peaceful. that's what helps us win. >> reporter: the army corps of engineers is denying an easement allowing the four-state dakota access pipeline to cross under a portion of the missouri river, approximately a mile upstream from the res servation. the river is the standing rock sioux's source for drinking water. in a statement the army corps said they're now considering a different pipeline crossing further north. for months, thousands of protesters camped out near the site with no plans to leave, despite freezing temperatures. and clashes with law enforcement that led to more than 500 arrests. energy transfer partners, the company building the pipeline, released a statement late sunday calling the decision purely political. they said they have done nothing but play by the rules, and fully expect to complete construction of the pipeline without any additional rerouting.
nothing this administration has done today changes that in any way. >> the people that came, and they saved their homes. >> reporter: for tribal member jumping buffalo the ruling is an emotional victory. >> this is my land. everyone that's left. we're all from here. doesn't matter what part of the country you're from, you're welcome here. >> this fight may not be over. president-elect trump voiced his support for the pipeline on friday, and could reverse the army corps of engineer's decision in his new administration. we've reached out to mr. trump's transition team but have not heard back. >> omar, thank you. president-elect trump is shaking up u.s. foreign policy more than a month before he takes office. his phone call with taiwan's president touched off something of a weekend diplomatic firestorm with china. and broke decades of presidential protocol. mr. trump was defiant last night
on twitter. he questioned china about currency devaluation, trade deals with the u.s. and military expansion into the south china sea. major garrett looks at the mixed signals from the president-elect. >> a bit of back story. the u.s. government has for four decades followed a so-called one-china policy that means recognizing taiwan through defense contracts and informal contacts but not as a separate government with its own diplomatic standing. when mr. trump accepted a call from taiwan's president some thought this may have been an inadvertent mistake but we have learned the trump transition team spent some time arranging this call in hoping it would signal its willingness to challenge china to diplomatic, economically and in the south china sea. >> this was a two-minute congratulatory call. >> reporter: reince priebus tried to downplay the president-elect's decision to take the call from taiwan's president. something no elected american
leader has done since 1979 when diplomatic relations were severed in favor of stronger relations with mainland china. >> this is not a massive deviation of our policy. but president trump has made it clear that he's going to work with china, prc, to make sure that we have a better deal, that we have better trade agreements. >> reporter: the united states still maintains defense contracts with taiwan and late friday trump tweeted this. interesting how the u.s. sells taiwan billions of dollars of military equipment but i should not accept a congratulatory call? mr. trump's decision to speak to taiwan costs more light on his search for secretary of state. others have emerged, including former ambassador to china, jon huntsman, democratic west virginia senator joe manchin, and exxon mobil ceo rex tillerson. early sunday trump touched his
attention to a domestic success. the deal announced with carrier to save some 800 jobs from going to mexico. again via twitter, the president-elect issued a warning to companies thinking of taking their business elsewhere. any business that leaves our country for another country fires its employees, builds a new factory or plan in the other country and then thinks it will sell its product back into the u.s. he wrote is wrong. the saga over secretary of state is likely to continue for days as no consensus has emerged within mr. trump's inner circle. the transition team announced this morning that ben carson has been nominated secretary of housing and urban development. skharly? >> italy's prime minister matteo renzi says he's resigning after the crushing defeat of a referendum. the head line reads no triumphs, renzi leaves. the vote against political reform may be another sign of rising anti-establishment sentiment in europe. seth doane is outside the prime
minister's residence in rome. seth, good morning. >> good morning. this was a stunning loss for matteo renzi in just the latest in a string of populist upsets but the prime minister says the people had spoken and he would turn in his resignation to italy's president today. italian prime minister matteo renzi wanted voters to choose "c" which would decrease bureaucracy. his case wasn't convincing enough. i have lost he said and i say it out loud although with a lump in my throat. renzi's personalized the constitutional referendum early on which charlie rose asked him about on "60 minutes." it's become a vote about you, and that's not good. >> yes. this is what my mistake in the first days of election campaign. i understand the mistake. >> reporter: the opposition celebrated the news, one of the loudest no voices was the
populist five stars movement. this vote here in italy continues this anti-establishment mood we've seen in the u.s. and elsewhere here in europe? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: we ask a university professor about this shock to the system. >> in general uncertainty is something that democracy doesn't like. also the degree of uncertainty. >> reporter: and this crisis comes at a time of high unemployment and significant debt issues here in italy. across europe, other anti-establishment parties are watching this vote with elections coming up in france, and then down the road in germany. norah? >> huge implications seth doane in rome thank you so much. aleppo, syria, faces a fight to the bitter end ahead we're on the road where refugees young and old have to dodge explosions to escape to a safe area.,, . good morning. from our kpix san francisco
studios, we have areas of dense fog. visibility the issue. coast is not clear, partly cloudy today. temperatures into the 30s, 40s, and even 50s around the rim of the bay. 52 in mountain view. later today with the clouds, we have numbers into the 50s, turning downright windy, 20 to 30 late day, into the 50s, rain late thursdaym . movie stars and music greats fill the kennedy center last
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here is the reason, actually, that donald tweets so much. does he it to distract the media from his business conflicts and all of the very scary people in his cabinet. >> oh, that does make sense. >> very clever, sir. >> actually, that's not why i do what i do. i do it because my brain is dead. >> "saturday night live" opened again this weekend with a shot the president-elect trump. the target this time was his love for twitter and retweeting. well, it all got metta when mr. trump fired back with a tweet. while the show was still live. that's right. he called "snl" unwatchable and said alec baldwin's impersonation of him can't get any worse, sad. alec baldwin said release your tax returns and i'll stop. the third time the president-elect has hit back at
"snl's" skit sketches about him. >> what do you think? >> i don't know. a lot of tweeting back and forth. sometimes it's just good to have a conversation? >> just watch the program and just enjoy it or not. >> or not watch it. >> but the very definition of metta to be sure. charlie, you were on the way back from italy. >> i missed all this. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." this half hour, building inspectors knew the shous that burned in oakland was a dangerous place. how the flames spread through the building so quickly even though firefighters responded in just minutes. >> plus the dangerous escape from syria's war zone. we are inside aleppo with civilians fleeing the fighting between rebels and regime forces. how the families and children displaced by the war is coping.
time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "usa today" says 6 inches of snow fell yesterday in chicago and the storm brushed iowa and wisconsin. the icy blast will start today in the northwest. temperatures could fall 20 degrees below normal in most of the lower 48 states. >> knoxville's new sentinel says the death toll from the gatlinburg wildfires climbed to at least 14. 1700 structures were damaged or destroyed last week. 134 people were injured. the fires are less than half contained. the times in new orleans says they want after questioning and faces no charges. "the washington post" reports a strange explanation from a man accused of firing an assault rifle in a d.c. restaurant. edgar welch of north carolina told police he was investigating
a fake story that was spread during the presidential race. the storm claimed hillary clinton and her campaign chief ran a child sex ring from the restaurant. welch is charged with assault and police say no injuries were reported. "the new york times" has prime minister abe will be the first sitting japanese leader to visit pearl harbor. the prime minister will join president obama at the hawaii naval base after christmas. they will remember the victims of japan's attack on the base 75
could be charged criminally. >> david, thanks. the united states and russia begin talks this week on the fighting in aleppo, syria. russian's foreign minister says he expects a deal to withdraw forces from the city. russian-backed air strikes in southwestern syria over the weekend killed more than 70 people. debora patta is in aleppo where government troops moved further overnight into rebel-held neighborhoods. >> reporter: good morning. fight to take back aleppo is intensifying. a syrian army general tells us it is a fight to the bitter and enif opposition fighters refuse
to leave, they face inevitable death. this is the road civilians had to take on foot to cross over into government-held aleppo. they were fleeing the barrage of art tillery and air strikes hitting their neighborhoods. smoke billows in the distance. another one has been hit. omar fled down that same road with her five grandchildren. their father was killed two months ago by a bomb. we were terrified, she told us. we just wanted the bombs to stop. they now share a room. it's safe for now. but her grandchildren constantly ask where their father is. so many children in this camp have horror stories to tell. aide workers drive to make life more baeshl for them by encouraging them to yell songs at the top of their voices to relieve the stress. but erasing the memories of four
years of suffering is not going to be so easy. this woman should know. she is 100 years old and deaf. poor syria, poor syria, she cries, my heart is broken for syria. she never imagined her final years would be spent like this. with the syrian and russian forces bombing day and night, we can expect many more civilians like the ones we have spoken to to attempt the dangerous crossing from the rebel-held east to the government-controlled side. debora patta for "cbs this morning," aleppo. here is the situation. it's changing pretty quickly in aleppo. >> how many times can you say tragedy? >> the heartbreak, it never stops. >> a point where one of them said to the today's biggest ban covers, an all-time hit.
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>> reporter: feeling is honoring al pacino's signature. >> you broke my heart. >> reporter: actor and friend kevin spacey led a master class in how to do an al pacino expression. >> go on, everybody, try it. patch yourself down. >> reporter: for the third straight year, the late show's stephen colbert hosted. >> good evening, ladies and gentlemen, distinguished honorees, politicians, endangered swamp dwellers. >> reporter: his nod to president obama's final kennedy centers in office brought the crowd out of their seats. >> the last eight years, the white house has given aus leader who is passionate, intelligent, and dignified. >> reporter: colbert also had high praise for singer and civil rights activist maba staples. >> for wher music she serves god
with her soul and is herself a goddess of soul. >> reporter: it led to the classic "respect yourself," and "i'll take you there." ♪ i know it's late ain't nobody crying ♪ >> reporter: dominating the radio that same decade was james taylor, the five-time grammy winner inspired younger generations. ♪ i've seen fire and i've seen rain ♪ >> r including and crow. ♪ i've seen sunny days that i thought would never end ♪ >> reporter: the evening ended with an all-star tribute to the eagles classic "life in the fast lane." ♪ ♪ life in the fast lane make you lose your mind life in the fast lane ♪ >> reporter: one of the most moving moments of the evening came when famed pianist bronzeman and famed violinist
perlman paid tribute to martha argerich who became known in her native argentina at the age of tuesday, december 27th at 9:00 p.m., 8:00 central here on cbs. we also will show gayle dancing. sha that is why she is not here this morning. >> an airliner picks up a passenger at mid flight. ahead, the plane that landed early after a mile high delivery. fi good morning from kpix
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♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is monday, december 5th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead, including donald trump's phone call with taiwan's president, and how it is changing america's relations with china. political scientist ann bremmer is with us. first, here is today's eye opener at 8:00. workers sifted through about 70% of the debris in the building and they're certain there are more victims inside. >> right across the street is the oakland fire department. >> notes of love and support for the victims. >> some of the protests here
have turned violent, but when they heard about the pipeline construction stopping, they celebrated. >> trump transition team. >> a stunning loss for renzi, but said the people had spoken. >> each has given so much to america and the world. tonight, in a small way, we give back. >> brady end zone, hogan! what a catch! >> tom brady has now become the nfl's all time winningest quarterback with 201 career wins. >> that is special. >> i'm charlie rose with norah o'donnell and josh elliott. gayle is off.
the search inside a burned out oakland, california, warehouse is suspended this morning. officials are worried it may collapse. a criminal investigation is under way into what caused the devastating fire during a friday night dance party. at least 36 people were killed. most victims are believed to be in their 20s and 30s. police have identified 11 victims, but only know the names of seven. the youngest was 17. >> the building nicknamed ghost ship was last permitted for use as a warehouse, but had been converted into a living space for artists. the landlord's daughter reportedly says they didn't know people were living there. the warehouse had few exits and was filled with wood. there was no sprinkler system. we spoke to one of the organizers of friday's event who describes how quickly the flames grew. >> once i could see the flames from the front door, that's when i knew it was -- i had an idea of how severe, but when the fire department came back out without
anybody, that was really an intense moment. >> the fire remains under investigation. president-elect trump is blasting china after his phone call with the president of taiwan caused a weekend uproar. mr. trump went on twitter last night, attacking china over the value of its currency. taxing u.s. products and its military buildup in the south china sea. friday's phone call was the first between taiwan's president and any american leader since 1979. china said just this morning the one china policy recognizing chinese sovereignty over taiwan is the most sensitive issue between the u.s. and china. ian bremmer is here to talk about trump, taiwan and china.
welcome. >> thank you. >> so it is reported that they thought long and hard about doing this. so it was intentional. is that your reading of it? >> my reading is there are few people in the transition team around trump that have been talking to the taiwanese for some time and love the idea of reaching out. i don't believe that trump had the sense personally that by having a phone call as president-elect with the taiwanese president he was setting policy. we saw that reaction -- >> should somebody have pointed that out to him. >> depends what they were trying to accomplish. on economics, the team ideologically agrees with each other, get along pretty well. on foreign policy -- >> the question is, what is the impact of it? sgli thi . >> i think the impact is significant. to the extent there is a red line with the united states, it is taiwan and the nationalist government in taiwan. this will start the u.s./china relationship off in a much more
contentious manner. the fact that trump followed it up with a series of tweets that talks about currency manipulation, south china sea military expansion, you know, these are all, you know, red rags for problematic u.s./china relationship. i don't have a problem with a tough line against china, if it is well thought through. but i was just in asia, as you know, when you go talk to the singaporean prime minister or other allies in the region, they see the trans pacific partnership has failed. they don't see trump at all as someone who say strong and consistent ally for them. so the united states could be picking a fight with china. our allies haven't been brought into this one bit. >> all right, whether it was out of ignorance or some plan to send a message to china, what is the downside diplomatically? what could be the repercussions? >> if there is one thing in foreign policy you need to get right as the president today, it is the u.s./china relationship, the most important bilateral relationship in the world. and, you know, if we're not
working well with them, and our allies don't like -- don't think we're consistent, they're all going to be tilting towards china. look, the world that we have evolved over the past decade is one where american corporations feel like they can actually do a lot of business in all these countries. that gets harder. china is the leading trade partner for every single country in asia, not the united states anymore. the negotiating environment is getting harder. >> another way to send a message to china is about the u.s. relationship with japan. >> sure. >> what do we see there with the trump administration? >> i think with abe getting on a plane, flying over, giving him a golf club, different than merkel saying we want to make sure the values are good, the strongest u.s. ally in the world under a trump administration may well be shinzo abe's japan. that by itself isn't going to get you what it used to. let's put it that way. >> you also tweeted this, silver lining from trump taiwan call and resulting furor. more likely he appoints a
capable, experienced secretary of state. what do you make of the list in this context? >> the fact that giuliani, who is clearly who trump wanted in the early days, but they recognized he just doesn't have the capacity to do the job, they have expanded the list, looking for other people. that's not the way trump likes to run his red rose ceremony on, sort of, reality contestants for secretary of state, the four finalists should be the four finalists. the new people he's talking to are pretty competent and coherent. talk about jon huntsman, david petraeus. whatever you think about them, these are people with real life experience, treated seriously when they travel outside the us us. >> my impression is before this incident that our allies in the pacific wanted us to stand up to china. because they feared the encroachment of china. >> that's true. >> one way they wanted us to stand up to china wasn't just militarily, it was the most important multilateral trade deal that the united states tried to set up for decades, the trans pacific partnership, which trump reiterated he's out, day one, wants nothing to do with
it. so literally every american ally in asia, including mr. abe put big political capital on the line to get tpp done. in the case of abe, he doesn't have any internal opposition. either within his party or outside, he can come to the u.s., talk to trump, doesn't even mention it is a problem for him. for every other ally like south korea, the point is that it is much harder for them to say, oh, it is no big deal that trump isn't going forward with a really big strategic deal that was going to allow us to be more in line with the united states. >> thanks. >> ian bremmebremmer, thank you much. two churches with a complicated past are trying to bridge a divide. >> i think that was my first consciousness.
james taylor said he was just waiting to beed james taylor says he was just waiting to be named the kennedy center honoree. >> i often did wonder if they would ever tap me for it. >> you're, like, hello, james taylor here. hello. >> i thought suddenly i might -- >> i sing fire and rain. >> remember me? you got a friend? >> ahead, what this year's honor means to him after a career that began with something he considers a bunch of good luck. a great interview. you're watching "cbs this morning." >> a great north carolinian. morning.". >> and he's from north carolina. my sweethearts gone sayonara.
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,,,,,, ♪ we focus on t we focus on two southern churches this morning in our ongoing series a month perfect union. our goal is to highlight some of the things americans still in common, two baptist congregations with a complicated history are working to forge a new relationship. james brown spoke with their pastors in macon, georgia, about putting the past behind them. j.b., good morning. >> good morning to you. you know, most americans do feel that the country has grown more
divided, and this year's contentious presidential election certainly didn't help. in georgia, there are two pastors in the city of macon who are trying to heal the racial divide by bringing their churches together. it is sunday morning in macon, georgia, first baptist church is making a joyful noise. just around the corner, first baptist church of christ is starting its worship. like many churches in america, the difference between the two is pretty much black and white. most people are familiar with what dr. martin luther king jr. said, that the most segregated hour in america is worship hour. is that still the case? >> the reality is yes, it still is. >> i think so, but i also think that we wouldn't worry so much about that one hour a week of being divided if we weren't so divided the other hours of the week. >> pastor scott bigson and james goalsbee met two years ago and
decided it was time for their congregations to get to know each other. because not only do their churches share a name, but they share a history. what is the name of your church? >> first baptist church of christ. >> and started when? >> 1826. >> and what's the name of your church? >> christ baptist church, 1826. >> 1826. >> yes. >> there can only be one church. >> we came out of that church. >> in 1826, there was only one first baptist church in macon. white slave owners worshipped in the front, with their slaves in the back. but by 1845, church records show that the slaves outnumbered their owners 2 to 1. so a separate church for the blacks was formed. that's first baptist church, the one i pastor. >> you pastor. and yours? >> first baptist church of christ, where i pastor. >> you have been just around the corner from each other for how long? >> since 1887.
>> and how often have you, prior to these meetings, interacted one with another? >> maybe once or twice. >> after the tragic murders at a charleston church last year, the two pastors got their two churches together for a series of meetings to talk about race and its impact on their community. >> we were the only nonaftro american people in the room. >> on this night, church members met to break bread and walls that have separated them for years. >> one door that said colored and one door that said white. i think that was my first consciousness. >> for three hours, they shared funny stories and sad ones too. and by the end of the night, the two congregations grew closer. we talk ed to members of both churches the next day. >> i'm wondering how much objection, apprehension there may have been on those who heard about this but didn't want to
participate. >> i did hear conversation about how the conversations would go, and the fear of saying the wrong thing. >> i'm going to use the word more apprehensive than negativity. >> one thing that you learned from this series -- >> togetherness. let's stay together. >> to listen, to the other side, so to speak, and hear about their perceptions and their ideas about what is going on before. >> i learned respect, unity and reconciliation from first baptist of christ. >> i learned how forgiving our friends from first baptist can be. >> i've learned the importance of sharing experiences and engaging in positive dialogue. >> series has taught me that despite what the world is telling us right now, that this kind of conversation is possible. >> how are you? >> and it only took two pastors to travel a few hundred yards it begin to heal the divide.
>> pastors dickinson and goalsbee and their congregations are hoping to build on the series of conversations, no question both churches are planning the next steps to continue to grow closer and understand each other a little better. >> i love this story so much. >> seems like these two congregations wanted this to happen. >> like it has been bubbling under the surface for so long and the deeper they pull back the layers they see how much uniformity there is between the two congregations. >> thank you. >> by the way -- >> new slim. >> yeah. >> mr. slim. >> rapidly disappearing. >> i wish -- >> 53 pounds. >> how do you feel? >> like you now, great. >> you look great. you look great. >> charlie gets to talk to just about everyone. ahead, his introduction to pope francis, actually, no, the pope's introduction to charlie. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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talked and met for seven or eight seconds 200 people. every one of them he stood up and shook their hand and you have a chance to say something to him. >> yeah, see, when i met him, i asked fo eed for forgiveness. i imagine you didn't. >> i also interviewed cardinal peter turkson from ghana, he often appears on a list as a possible pope. >> a successor. >> the question is, having lifted so many people out of poverty without increasing the gap of inequality, and what -- what can the church contribute? >> i think the proper way to do this is not to make profit the main objective of business investment and all activities. but to make, establish, or recognize as a main goal of business often lifting people out of poverty. >> the point of the conference
was figure out a way that the church and the private sector can work together to do issues for the poor. the death toll of friday's devastating fire in oakland is now at 36. recovery workers had to halt good morning, it is 8:25. the death toll of friday's fire in oakland is at 36. recovery workers had to halt search efforts for fears the walls would collapse. the cause is still unknown, investigators determined it started in the back of the building, under the upstairs dance floor directly. in the next half hour, tv executive and host, andy cohen is in studio 57 to discuss his latest book. stay with us. traffic and weather in a moment. ,,,,,,,,,,
good morning, is it monday yet? lets look at our bay area morning commute at 8:27, heading to santa clara we have a car fire on southbound 101 before great america parkway blocking the right lane there and we do have crews out there trying to fix the situation but as you can see, traffic is backed up all the way down 101 and you are moving just 19 miles an hour. lets move to the san mateo bridge across the span taking 25 mints between 8:80 and 101. emmitts freeway looking bad on the northbound side 238 to the maze will take you a long 38
minutes. mass transit, pittsburgh bay point line delayed 10 minutes. >> no, you didn't. you did not say is it monday yet? i am saying is it friday yet? morning, everybody. we have increasing cloud cover, the scene looking towards the golden gate bridge. you can tell the flag is not on the fly right there but winds increasing 20-30. right now 30s santa rosa, 48 in liver more, partly to mostly cloudy sky, temperatures in the 50s today. struggling to 60. turning windy as well. lets walk you through the week ahead. colder tomorrow due to the cold front clouding us up. we will have rain showers returning right hoar to the bay area by wens-- here to the bay area by wednesday night. soggy thursday. cloudy friday and by the weekend the sun will poke through the cloud cover, temperatures slowly rise. 50 and low 60. make it a great day.
>> we're giving beignets away at the world famous cafe du monde. if you're near jackson square, in the french quarter, drop on by. you can stop by and cafe du monde, we're going to be there all morning. >> please send some home. i love them so much. >> lots to get to on "cbs this morning." coming up, this half hour, talk show host andy cohen used to be an intern here at cbs news. there he is. that's true.
it worked out for him. he's in our toyota green room, he has new pages from his diary. see why he's getting more personal with readers in this new book. it is a great read. >> james taylor reflects on his long career that earned him a kennedy center honor. how sitting at home and doing nothing helped him create his first new music. he told me in 13 years. time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the groeb. britain's telegraph reports bob dillon provided his speech for the nobel prize ceremony. it is unclear who will read it, because he will not. he was awarded this year's nobel for literature. he said weeks ago he would not attend the banquet in stockholm. time.com says eating nut maze prevent major diseases. researchers analyze 29 studies. people who ate about a handful per day of any type of nuts had nearly 30% lower heart disease. that's compared to those who didn't eat nuts. they also had a 15% lower risk of cancer and 22% lower risk of
premature death from any cause. >> let's hope it is the same for beignets. andy cohen started in television, right here, at cbs news. you see him there. he started as an intern in 1989, spent ten years here. telling stories. went on to become the brains behind the real housewives franchise among other things and has his very own late night show, watch what happens live and the new york times best-selling author just put out his third book, superficial, more adventures from the andy cohen diaries. it is good to have you back. >> great to see you. great to see you guys. is everyone at home aware that charlie is wearing black sneakers? >> oh, yes. this is his -- >> i love them. >> fashion forward. >> i love it. >> and being in europe and walking a lot around -- nothing better. >> this is a trend setter. >> look at the man. >> look at his flexibility. amazing flexibility. >> it is distracting, charlie.
>> you know, i had to get to bed last night, the pages kept turning. interesting thing, again, i know you're not -- you now know this, the diary is a personal endeavor, and yet here it is for us again. >> yes. >> it is my second book of diaries, i was inspired by the andy warhol diaries that came out after he died. after i turned in my last diary, i can kept going and kept going for two years. i said, i'm going to put everything in this and edit it out later. and i didn't wind up editing a lot of things out. >> what do you do, when you get home at night? >> i get home at night, i sit down and write, sometimes just notes, sometimes i'll tell a story, depending what kind of mood i'm in. and how creative i'm feeling and i kind of fill in the blanks every two weeks when i'm on an airplane. >> do you write about depression or -- >> yes. >> you write about that? >> exactly, yeah. like a roller coaster. >> only one mood.
>> first of all, i'm so impressed you keep a diary. and, yeah, because i wonder how you find time. i know how busy you are. it is also a streami ining consciousness. >> it is a page turner, well written, i think. it is very funny. and i stopped writing the diary found it kind of emotionally and existentially exhausting reporting on the details of my life for publication for three years straight. maybe i'll do it again. >> you take back nothing? >> no. i mean, i got -- i have to stand by everything i put in there. >> but, you know, your life, and your job, you're surrounded by really interesting, creative fun people. you talk about loneliness and finding a new love in this book. >> i do. i absolutely do. there were moments where, you know, you come home and the noise stops and the lights are off and you're, like, wow, this is -- is this all there is? and i talk about that in the book. >> there was a tough moment too, with brazilian andy sandberg
where his relationship with you made its way to his father before he really had a chance to talk about his sexuality. you said that when you found out, it made you cry. >> yeah. it made me upset. i was seeing someone and someone from the press found out, which i don't think is very newsworthy, and they called his father, they found the phone number and it just became this kind of thing and i just thought, wow, i never realized that that could be a repercussion of going out with me. charlie would understand that. >> there is one person you know that i don't know at all and i would love to know. >> the pope. >> no, i know him. >> okay. >> cher. >> cher. oh, my gosh, cher and i have a great texting relationship that is a -- that is a through line through the book. and she -- oh.
and all -- and she -- i went on lip-synch battle and texted her, doing a cher song and she gave me advice. i started a radio challenge on sirius radio andy and i went on this crusade to get cher to do a radio show including going to her house to convince her. and i sat down and she said, do you want me to say no now or do you want me to pitch me first? like, let me pitch you first. >> that's not quite her -- >> so bad. really early. >> what is the story about y sitting in the anchor chair when you were here? >> when i was an intern at "cbs this morning" back in 1989, i was -- once i went -- i wanted to be on tv, i wanted to -- >> there you are. >> there i am. look at that old computer on the seventh floor, i wanted to tell my mom, i wanted her to see me on tv, so i go back in the studio 47, i believe it is. >> cronkite studio. >> cronkite studio.
>> and dan was there. and i went and i just sat in someone's chair with the newspaper to read. and they -- and i got kicked out by bill owens, who is now at "60 minutes". >> when is it going to be live with kelly and andy? >> i don't think that's going to happen because it is live with andy at 11:00 every night on bravo. and so, you know, we all -- >> how long is your contract up? >> how long is my contract up? i'm tied up would you love to do it? >> i love anything with kelly. she makes everyone better. and so -- but i like doing my own show. it couldn't be a greater incarnation of me, this show. >> and the best shows. the best shows are things that are an incarnation of the person who hosted. >> i totally agree. i love it. it is an exact expression of me every night at 11:00 on bravo. >> thank you. >> thank you, guys. >> congratulations on
♪ sunny days i thought would never end ♪ seen lonely times when i could not find a friend ♪ but i always thought i'd see you again ♪ >> wow! look who that is is! that is gayle who joined president obama in a sing-along at last night's kennedy center honors in washington. this year's honorees were celebrated for their contributions to american culture and we will feature all of them on "cbs this morning" the next few weeks. we begin today with five time grammy winner james taylor. he has sold more than 100 million records in his career. but his first number one album came just last year. ♪ no one can tell me that i'm doing wrong ♪ >> reporter: away from the bright lights and crowded arenas, james taylor spends most
days in the serenity of the berkshires. do you stay up here in the winter with all of the snow? >> yeah. we have been up here for the past dozen years. maybe 13, 14 years. >> reporter: most of the songs for his latest album, before this world, recorded in this home studio. ♪ >> reporter: this was your first collection, 13 years. >> yeah. it has been a long time. >> reporter: the music was always there. taylor only needed the time to reach it. >> takes a couple of days of empty time before ideas start to show up. >> reporter: what is empty time? >> there used to be this thing called boredom and it doesn't exist any more but it turns out a lot of things got done when you were bored. growing up in north carolina, you know, we had a lot of empty
time. ♪ in my mind i'm going to carolina ♪ >> you see yourself as one thing or toanother and pretend you're songwriter and then you are. >> reporter: take me back to james taylor. >> i had been in new york with this band in new york named the flying machine, for lack of a better name. it turned out there was another flying machine that was doing better than we were, so, you know, this flying machine crashed and burned. i went back down to north carolina to lick my wounds. i had a heroin habit. i weighed about, you know, 89 pounds and looked like a deck chair in a high wind. my dad came in. he heard my voice on the phone and he said, you stay there, james. i'm going to come get you. he and my brother hugh drove up the coast and moved all of my meager belongings back down to north carolina. i sat around there for about six months. and talked my folks into buying
me a ticket to go to london and to visit a friend of mine over there. >> you were the first artist, right, to sign with the beatles label? >> uh-huh. it was -- it was an amazing stroke of good luck. and it got that first album, you know, for all of its rough edges and faults, it got that first album recorded. it got me noticed a little bit. ♪ something in the way she moved ♪ >> the early reviews, described as you were the first superstar of the '70s. it was called the first breath of fresh air. >> reporter: sweet baby james delivered his first top ten hit. ♪ i've seen fire and i've seen rain ♪
i've seen sunny days that i thought would never end ♪ >> reporter: the next year, he landed on on the cover of "time" magazine as the face of new rock. >> that really was -- got people's attention, particularly my family and my friends, and my, you know, the culture at large. "time" magazine was still a really big deal and yeah, that was -- that was a big change. ♪ good night moonlight ladies >> reporter: one of the writers described your look as a cowboy of jesus. when you look at those pictures. >> at least people are more creative than i know. >> reporter: and you're a songwriter. >> yeah. >> reporter: how does that description strike you? you're in a bar and you see all of the pictures, you know? >> yeah. i don't know. i thought i was trying to look
like george harrison. ♪ and you need some love and care ♪ >> reporter: nearly all of taylor's songs are personal and heartfelt reflections. ♪ nothing was going right >> reporter: but his first and only single to top billboard's top 100 was written hi by his friend carole king. we talked about "you got a friend." she said he showed me the confidence. he completely mentored me as a performer. really beautiful tribute. >> that's a lovely thing to say. yeah. carole was a huge talent. she is genuine. she genuine. >> reporter: you've sold a hundred million records. >> that's -- i've heard that figure bounced about. that's hard to believe. it's a lot of records. >> reporter: yeah. and lots of grammys. and now the kennedy center
honors. >> james, we salute you. we love you. and we want you to know in all of us, you've got a friend. >> reporter: what does it mean to you? >> i've been part of this event so many times in the past. i often did wonder whether or not that they would ever tap me for it. >> reporter: you're like, hello, james taylor here. hello! >> i thought, suddenly -- >> reporter: i've seen fire and rain! >> that's right. remember me? you got a friend? yeah. ♪ i want to stop and thank you baby ♪ >> reporter: of course, i'm honored. i'm very glad, as it turns out, that i get to do it in the company of my favorite president barack obama. people, in general, when they hear about the kennedy center honors, that really seems to get people's attention. so it gives me -- i think it has given me a certain amount of --
♪ how sweet it is to be loved by you ♪ >> oh, wow! >> i know you've known him for a while. he is just a gem. such a pleasure to talk with. >> i love the family. i love him. i worked for his father briefly one summer. they are a wonderful family. >> his father was the dean of the medical school at the university of north carolina. >> they had a house at martha's vineyard which was a big deal. >> used to be something called boredom. >> you can hear an extended conversation and my conversation with james taylor on the "cbs this morning" podcast on itunes and watch the 29th edition of the kennedy honors on tuesday, december 27th, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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covered california. it's more than just health care. it's life care. the death toll of friday's devastating fire in oakland is now at 36. good morning, it is 8:55. the death toll of fried aef's devastate-- friday's devastating fire in oakland is now at 36. recovery workers had to halt search efforts for fear the walls would collapse. investigators likely say they know where the fire started. >> it appears to be the back of the building, if we imagine where the artist collective was on the first floor, potentially during the concert the dance floor was just above. >> the cause is under investigation. the red cross set up a family assistance center in oakland. you can head there in person or call. here is roberta with the forecast. thank you, good morning,
everybody. this is the view looking out this morning at mostly cloudy skies. we have noticed clouds on the increase and have been noticing areas of fog and temperatures in the 30s in santa rosa, satellite and radar does suggest we will cloud over completely today, all associate would an approaching cold front that will drag in some cooler temperatures as well. as far as today's numbers are concerned, a a raw day along the immediate shore in the 50s, same around the rim of the bay into the peninsula, under 60 inland. northwest winds increase to 30 miles an hour this afternoon. remaining cool and cloudy tuesday, rain overnight wednesday through thursday. rocky, along for the ride with traffic, next.
good morning, it is monday, 8:58, lets look at the bay area commute right now, starting with marine commute, slow southbound 101 due to an earlier crash there and it is from nev ado to paralindo driving just 15 miles an hour, to the golden gate bridge from 580 to the golden gate toll plaza will take 19 minutes. lets move over to a light bay bridge toll plaza, mesa downtown, a quick 16 minutes and then your commute across the span of the san mateo bridge will take a little longer at 27 minutes between 880 and 101.
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