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♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, december 7th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." an arctic blast slammed parts of the country's midsection with snow and dangerous cold. millions of americans face a big freeze as it sweeps east and south. breaking news, a powerful earthquake rocks indonesia, killing dozens. we're following frantic efforts to reach survivors trapped inside collapsed buildings. plus, 75 years after the pearl harbor attack, we're in hawaii where survivors are sharing their stories of survival as they commemorate the day that lived in infamy. but we begin this morning with a look at "today's eye opener," your world in 90
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seconds. >> oh, just look at the cold air that's waiting to take over. the high today in cheyenne, 7. so it could always be worse. >> winter weather sweeps across the u.s. >> well, i've taken out my fuzzy socks. you know why? because a blast of frigid air right now is making its way across the u.s. >> kind of like a water wheel. just sort of grabs this cold air and slings is down into the u.s. investigators are still searching for answers in the horrific fire in oakland. >> it's just horror and tragedy! a strong earthquake rocked indonesia. damage is widespread. the death toll is surely to rise. >> frantic rescue efforts are under way. pakistan international airlines flight carrying more than 40 people has crashed on route to islamabad. are you better than me? >> angry moments caught on camera as a white supremacist speaks at a texas university. >> spencer is the godfather of the alt-right. donald trump on the so-called thank you tour and he brought his pick for secretary of defense. >> mad dog plays no games,
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right? the police pursuit in southern california. >> oh, that's it. he's trying to get through! boom! that's a dangerous situation. in russia, a search team is being sent out to look for pieces of a meteorite. the fireball lit up the night sky. all that -- >> air force none. the president-elect says cancel the order for new presidential planes. >> the plane wouldn't have been finished until 2022. like, hey, trump, why have you got to cramp president kanye's style? >> and all that matters -- >> joe biden clears up the talk about his presidential plans -- well, kind of. >> hell, donald trump's going to be 74. i'll be 77, in better shape. i mean -- >> "cbs this morning." nordstrom is getting confused looks for its latest christmas gift option. it is selling a rock in a leather pouch for 85 bucks. >> if i buy a rock in a leather pouch for $85, it had better look like this.
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[ applause ] you hear that, santa? captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." the first arctic blast of the season is sweeping across much of the country. parts of the upper midwest are under a blizzard warning. heavy snowfall overnight made driving dangerous in colorado. >> sections of north dakota and minnesota have more than a foot of snow on the ground. temperatures are plunging across the great plains and even in parts of the south. frigid conditions will settle over much of the country through the week as cold air moves from west to east. omar villafranca is in bismarck, north dakota, where government forecasters are warning about dangerous windchill. omar, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. people here in bismarck, north dakota, are waking up to snow drifts and single digits. there is more snow in the forecast, and the bad news is, there's more wind on the way.
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wind gusts of up to 60 miles an hour have made it almost unbearable. and with the temperatures still dropping, people are getting ready for the worst. blinding snow blanketed boulder, colorado, overnight, clogging roads, causing crashes, and forcing emergency crews to help out. north dakota is no stranger to harsh winter weather, although it's technically still fall. nearly all of i-94 stretching across the state is closed, leaving the normally busy highway eerily silent. in minot, the international airport grounded all flights tuesday. whiteout conditions in nearby grand forks made driving nearly impossible. this stop sign marked the only spot of color in a sea of white. in the east, in douglas county, minnesota, heavy winds whipped snow across the roads. bismarck, the capital of north dakota, was buried in nearly a foot of powder.
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people braved single-digit temperatures to try and clear their doorways and dig out driveways. blizzard conditions made walking a tedious task and driving even harder. how is the visibility? >> visibility in certain areas is down to zero. right now in this area, because we've got, you know, structures and trees, it's not so bad, but when you get out in the open, it's really reduced. >> reporter: so you couldn't even see the car in front of you. >> there were times when it was absolutely like that, yeah. >> reporter: this is only a 3-foot snow drift, but we have seen 7-foot snow drifts in this part of the state. snowplow truck drivers are staying very busy, but still, there are more than 450 miles of north dakota interstate that are still shut down. >> omar, thank you. chief weathercaster lonnie quinn of our new york station wcbs is tracking this arctic blast. and lonnie, the numbers do not look good. good morning. >> good morning, everybody. it's cold where omar is in the
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northern plains. it's going to be cold for just about everybody in the country. now, the story is this cold air dropping in from canada, it's got an arctic element to it. so where does it go from here? it's going to progress moving from west to east, and it is the real first cold outbreak we've been seeing this season and so much of the country will feel it. later today it makes its way into the midwest. by thursday, it's the ohio valley. by friday, it's in the northeast. friday, saturday, sunday in the northeast, i mean, cold, cold air. what are we talking about? 14 below right now in bismarck, 11 below in cheyenne, 6 degrees below zero in sioux falls. by the afternoon, they're going to warm up, but not much. high temperature in bismarck today, 7, 10 in billings, 12 cheyenne. and what about precipitation? yes, there will be precipitation as that system pushes to the east, but the bigger story will be what's brewing out in the west. this low pressure system is going to sit and spin. it's going to push moisture onshore. that moisture's going to ride up the mountains, and the mountains will end up picking up some big totals. how much are we talking about?
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i think places like the wasatch and portions much maybe the cascades, where you see this purple color flashing, anywhere from half a foot to two feet of snow. so, the story right now, the cold air that's out there, the story will become the snow for those of you who are out west. that's the latest, charlie. that's the way i see it. over to you. >> thanks, lonnie. at least 97 people are dead after air powerful earthquake hit indonesia overnight. dozens more people were seriously injured. many others are feared to be trapped in the rubble. the quake destroyed hundreds of buildings in an area devastated by another disaster 12 years ago. adriana diaz is in beijing with new information. adriana, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the 6.5-magnitude earthquake rocked ache province on the island of sumatra, flattening buildings and sparking a frantic rescue effort. crews dug through the destruction using hands and heavy equipment in search of survivors. out of the rubble they removed
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bodies covered in blankets. the district of pity jaya was hardest hit. when the earthquake hit just after 5:00 a.m. local, many were preparing for morning prayers. and in moments, at least a dozen mosques were flattened. hundreds are injured, overcrowding local hospitals, and more are feared trapped. these are people still traumatized by the earthquake and tsunami of 2004 that struck this region, killing more than 100,000 people in aceh province alone. no tsunami warning was issued in today's quake, but there have been aftershocks, and thousands more rescuers were deployed to the area to help. >> adriana diaz in beijing, thank you. a federal official says a faulty appliance may have sparked the deadly oakland, california, warehouse fire. all 36 victims have now been identified. investigators released the names last night of nine more people who died. the victims range from 17 to 35 years old. the fire chief says the search
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of the fire-gutted building is nearly complete. david begnaud is in oakland with why concerns about the building went unanswered. >> reporter: good morning. it's quieter at the scene that it has been for the last couple days. mayor libby schaaf when she took to the podium here at the scene made it clearly initially she didn't want to talk about what went wrong. she wanted to talk about the victims and recovering the remains inside of that warehouse. but last night she made a pivot, and she started to answer questions about how inspections may have failed. and overnight, the mayor ordered the release of public records on the city website. fire officials have now begun tearing down the unstable walls of the so-called ghost ship warehouse, as their search for victims ends and they try to uncover how the fire began. >> there is no determination of origin or cause in regards to this fire. >> reporter: according to the bureau of alcohol, tobacco,
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firearms and explosives, there is no indication the fire was deliberately set, but they are looking at whether a refrigerator or another faulty appliance may have caused the fire. >> they're looking at all potential sources of ignition, any kind of electrical appliance, lamps or electrical cords. >> reporter: oakland's mayor confirms there were multiple complaints filed against the structure. she is promising complete transparency, including the release overnight of years of city records connected to the property. one document says inspectors came here just two weeks before the fire but couldn't get inside. video obtained by cbs news shows police officers inside the structure, purportedly less than two months ago. do you believe that there was a systemic failure across the board? >> i'm not prepared to draw conclusions from the history, but i will remind you that the responsibilities and duties of different city employees vary. police officers are not trained in zoning laws. >> we need to make sure that
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justice is served. >> reporter: the alameda county district attorney's office has launched a criminal investigation. you walked through the building. what was your initial assessment? >> it was horrifying and heartbreaking. you just felt the sense of the loss of life. >> reporter: recovery workers told sergeant j.d. nelson it was heartbreaking for them as well. >> there was a man and a woman, and they were in a prone position, and the man was in such a way that it looked like he was shielding her from harm's way. >> reporter: this warehouse was permitted for commercial use. nobody should have ever been living in it. but when you walk down the streets in this oakland neighborhood and you talk to people, they get angry, angry because they'll tell you that the cost of living is so high here. people can't afford the monthly rent, and that's why a lot of people, even some who have lived in that warehouse, say they were doing so illegally. they knew it, but they couldn't afford a cheaper place. >> it is heartbreaking, david. anger and sadness all at the same time. thank you so much. president-elect donald trump
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is getting ready to make two more significant appointments. cbs news confirms this morning that iowa governor terry branstad will be named the next ambassador to china, and marine corps general john kelly will be the nominee for secretary of homeland security. with an announcement expected on that soon. major garrett is covering the transition and joins us this morning with the latest. major, good morning. >> good morning. general kelly and mr. trump have met several times, and the formal request and acceptance occurred while he was traveling in europe, we are told by several sources, that to be announced formally by the transition sometime soon. that would be the third general in the top echelon of the emerging trump administration, indicating his preference for military experience, expertise and accountability. thank you stop number two for president-elect donald trump was in north carolina, where he spoke of maintaining military might on the eve of the 75th anniversary of pearl harbor. >> we seek peace through
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strength. >> reporter: mr. trump brought to the stage his choice for secretary of defense, retired marine corps general james mattis. >> i look forward to being a silvan leader so long as the congress gives me the waiver. >> reporter: mattis retired in 2013, so congress must waive a law forbidding a general from running the pentagon within seven years of retirement. house republicans inserted the waiver into a spending bill designed to avert a government shutdown friday. now the choice for senate democrats, green-light mattis or face government closures. >> oh, if he didn't get that waiver, there would be a lot of angry people. >> reporter: earlier, mr. trump appeared in the trump tower lobby with japanese billionaire and softbank ceo masayoshi sun, who pledged to eventually invest $50 billion in u.s. start-ups, creating 50,000 jobs over many years. the president-elect also criticized u.s. aerospace giant boeing for a multibillion dollar
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project to build new air force one jets. >> we want boeing to make a lot of money, but not that much money. >> reporter: the air force contracted with boeing last year to begin designing replacement aircraft set for delivery in 2024. >> it's time to bring air force one into the 21st century. >> reporter: mark rosenker oversaw upgrades to the current presidential fleet after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. though mr. trump is fond of his personal 757 jet, that craft cannot refuel in midair, deflect missiles or serve as a flying oval office. >> to retrofit the 757 for that capability would be extremely difficult, extremely expensive. >> the flap with boeing started with a trump tweet yesterday morning. that tweet came 22 minutes after "the chicago tribune" posted an article highlighting differences between mr. trump and boeing's ceo when it comes to the subject of trade with china. now, the exact price tag on the upgraded aircraft fleet for air force one is unclear.
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boeing released a statement yesterday saying the company is currently contracted for $170 million to develop a new fleet and looks forward to working with the air force to deliver "the best planes for the best value for the american taxpayer." charlie? >> thanks, major. president obama says reversing course in the fight against terror could put national security in jeopardy. the president defended his counterterrorism strategy yesterday at macdill air force base in florida. it was his last major national security speech as commander in chief. >> rather than offer false promises that we can eliminate terrorism by dropping more boys or deploying more and more troops or fencing ourselves off from the rest of the world. we have to take a long view of the terrorist threat, and we have to pursue a smart strategy that can be sustained. >> the president said terror suspects should face justice instead of torture. he pointed out that he will be
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the first president to serve two full terms during war time. a speech at texas a&m by the leader of a white nationalist organization brought out hundreds of protesters last night. the students held signs and chanted as they gathered outside the campus building where richard spencer was speaking. spencer gained attention during the presidential campaign. this video showed him celebrating the election results, declaring "hail trump." ann an anna werner is here with the school's reaction. >> administrators at texas a&m say they did not invite richard spencer, that he was invited by a private citizen who rented a public room. the university told cbs news the booking shocked them, but texas a&m maintains it was their obligation as educators to honor the first amendment. >> move! >> reporter: state police in riot gear pushed back against protesters at texas a&m university tuesday night. they stood to oppose the white nationalist agenda and richard
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spencer. >> this country does belong to white people. >> reporter: spencer's keynote and question-and-answer session were interrupted several times. >> he then answered. >> reporter: when this woman asked for further explanation of the so-called alt-right group's objectives, men overpowered her and took the microphone away. the southern poverty law center calls spencer "a kind of professional racist in khakis." >> hail trump! hail our people! hail victory! >> reporter: last month, spencer delivered a speech blocks from the white house, which elicited nazi salutes. at a victory rally last week, donald trump made this comment -- >> we denounce all of the hatred and we forcefully reject the language of exclusion and separation. >> i will definitely sign your donald trump -- >> reporter: but last night, spencer called the president-elect "a kind of alt-right hero." at a competing stadium event
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dubbed "aggies united" -- >> we can understand the difference between hate and love. >> reporter: -- university leaders called spencer's appearance reprehensible. >> we did not invite him here. we did not want him here. and we made our voices known as well. >> reporter: campus police said two people were arrested last night. they were on campus for the event and are not students at the university. charlie? >> anna, thanks. we have breaking news from northern pakistan, where an official says an airliner crashed this morning. the plane belonging to pakistan international airlines apparently went down shortly after it took off from the city of kittrell. there were more than 40 people on board. so far, there is no information on casualties. passengers on a southwest flight to houston had a scare last night. oxygen masks deployed before the boeing 737 made an emergency landing in jackson, mississippi. the airline blamed a potential pressurization issue on that. one passenger said his wife's nose started bleeding, and she still couldn't hear well after
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they landed. passengers were delayed for a few hours before taking off for houston. a louisiana sheriff defends his investigation of the death of former nfl player joe mcknight. ahead, why he says it took so announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by walgreens. at the corner of happy and healthy.
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♪ survivors of one of the worst surprising attacks on america return one last time. ahead how the crew members who lived through pearl harbor are being honored 75 years later. tomorrow, don henley on the eagles kennedy center honor and still so very popular.
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update on the oakland warehouse fire. good morning. it's 7:26. i'm michelle griego. later today, we should get an update on the oakland warehouse fire. mayor libby schaaf is holding a news conference. we do know 35 of the 36 victims have been identified. authorities indicate a refrigerator could possibly have parked the fire. so far, more than $1 million have been raised to help those victims and if you would like to donate, check the link at the top of our website, cbssf.com. coming up on "cbs this morning," the fake news controversy. chip read explains how the spread of a false news story forced the shake-up in the trump transition staff. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,
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if you are heading to the richmond/san rafael bridge it's going to be a nightmare on any approach. here's a live look at the toll told. that backup is all the way to carlson boulevard and again, all approaches to the bridge are delayed due to this late roadwork. it's out there until 8 a.m. this morning. we'll let you know as it clears up but expect major delays. if you are on 80, take highway 37 to get into marin county instead. >> thank you. good morning. our live weather camera this time around is from sutro tower looking towards the north bay where it's cold outside. it's 32 degrees in santa rosa but it's 29 degrees in fairfield. it is 44 in oakland. but it is in the mid-30s around the tri-valley. temperatures only 40s and 50s. those are our high temperatures. rain by tonight's evening commute. ,, ,, ,,
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♪ the supreme court has ruled that samsung did not violate aemae apple's patent on smartphone partiularly. did not. the justice said it's clear that samsung came up with a phone bursting into flames all by themselves. pure samsung. >> no fun if it happens to you. >> that's right. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, fallout from the so-called pizza gate controversy hits donald trump's transition team. the son of mr. trump's choice for national security adviser has resigned. his connection to a fake news story that led to a shooting. responding to the backlash over the charges in joe mcknight's death. a louisiana sheriff defends the investigation into the killing of the former nfl player.
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ahead, new details of how the apparent road rage encounter played out on. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "the washington post" quotes a union leader who said donald trump lied about the number of jobs he saved at carrier. last week, the president-elect told workers at the indianapolis factory that he had stopped 1,100 jobs from going to mexico. carrier told the union the actual number of union jobs saved is 730. trump's staff was asked to comment but did not respond. britain's "guardian" says the head of a bolivian charteder airline involved in a crash is in custody and could face manslaughter charges. investigators think the plane ran out of fuel before it crashed last week in colombia killing 71. many of the victims belonged to a brazilian soccer team. a bolivian air traffic controller fled to brazil. officials in bolivia are demanding her return. the "new york post" says that actress sofia vergara is
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sued by her own embryos. a right to live lawsuit was filed against vergara. her representative could not be reached for comment about this. the lawyer for the man charged with killing a former nfl player wants the suspect's bond reduced. ronald gasser was charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of joe mcnight. he was initially released after the shooting, causing outrage in the community. the sheriff lashed out at people who directed heat-filled messages to officials who he says were only trying to do their job. jericka duncan is outside on leading up to the death of joe mcknight last thursday.
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>> for those who have criticized the men and women of this organization in the strategy, decisions, that we made relative to that -- tough! >> reporter: a defensive sheriff newell norman lashed out to critics of his office for waiting four days to arrest ronald gasser, the man who authorities say admitted to pulling the trigger in the death of joe mcknight. gasser was questioned, then released last week. a move that enraged local activists. on tuesday the sheriff read some of the messages directed to city officials who supported his strategy. >> it's not fair for him to be called you punk [ bleep ] uncle tom [ bleep ] we saw you sell out to them you rat [ bleep ] punk. >> reporter: can you explain why you felt the need to read some of those foul comments? >> we are castigating people that are trying to do the right
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thing? threatening them? this one is not the worst one. >> reporter: but does it change anything, you reading those comments, especially -- >> yeah. i hope it gets everybody to realize how crazy we are getting! >> reporter: investigators now believe the incident began on or near new orleans crescent city connection where both individuals were driving erratically. at some point mcnight possibly cut gasser off and the two men became involved in verbal altercations and zipping around vehicles before coming to a stop at a red light in the suburb of terry town. >> mr. mcnight exits his car and goes to mr. gasser's car. there continues to be a verbal altercation. mr. gasser pulls his weapon and fires three shots. >> reporter: cbs news legal analyst rikki klieman says if the case is decided by a jury, gasser would want jurors to believe he acted in self-defense. >> there are many people who might say, hey, wait a minute.
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the victim wasn't armed. rifle inside a washington restaurant where customers were eating. trip reid is here with more.
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>> reporter: good morning. just 24 hours ago, the younger michael flynn had an advisory role with his father, helping the transition team's national security staff. he even had an official e-mail address. not any more. >> michael flynn jr. is no long associated with general flynn's efforts or with the transition team. >> reporter: on tuesday, trump transition leader and vice president-elect mike pence tried to deflect questions about a security clearance for flynn's son. >> in talking with general flynn today, he made me aware that his son was assisting him in scheduling. >> reporter: and that you put in for security clearance? >> whatever the appropriate paper work was to assist him. >> reporter: the younger flynn seen here last month at trump tower with his father has repeatedly tweeted fake news stories. in march he tweeted a story allegedly that senator marco rubio was a drug user but the tweets that got flynn in trouble was his promotion of the pizza state conspiracy alleging that
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hillary clinton was involved in a child sex trafficking ring and headquartered here in a washington, d.c. pizzeria. on sunday, 28-year-old edgar welsh entered the pizzeria and fired shots from a semiautomatic rifle. he told police he drove from north carolina to rescue child victims but surrendered when he realized there were none. flynn's father, retired lieutenant general michael flynn, trump's choice for national security adviser, has also used twitter to promote fake stores. days before the election he tweeted that clinton was tied to sex crimes against children. adam shift, the shop democrat on the howls intelligence committee released this statement writing that trump's people has been willing to peddle complete fabrications for little regard for their dangerous consequences. >> we reached out to the trump campaign and general flynn for comment but we did not get a response. and cbs news has learned that general flynn, who will be national security adviser in the trump administration, will meet
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with susan rice, president obama's national security adviser today, at the white house. >> very interesting. chip, thank you so much. some of the last survivors of pearl harbor are back there this morning. ahead, they share stories about the attack that brought the u.s. into world war ii and why it's still important for all of us to remember. we invite you to subscribe to our "cbs this morning" podcast. you're going to gets news of the day and extended interviews and podcast originals and find them on itunes and apple's podcast app. we will be right back. ♪ if you have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, isn't it time to let the real you shine through? introducing otezla (apremilast). otezla is not an injection or a cream. it's a pill that treats plaque psoriasis differently.
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december 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy. >> that is president franklin roosevelt's famous address
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asking congress to declare war on japan following the attack on pearl harbor. today marks the 75th anniversary of japan's surprise assault that draw america into world war ii. survivors will attend commemorative memories to honor those who died. john blackstone is in hawaii where survives and family ne members are looking back. >> reporter: this memorial that sits over the "uss arizona is the backdrop for the main ceremony here today. but for the survivors returning here after 75 years, there are other less famous places in pearl harbor that hold great significance and terrible memories. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: a few hundred yards from the arizona, a small group gathered at sunset to remember the men who served on the "uss utah." the rusting wreckage of the "utah" remains in the exact spot
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at pearl harbor where it went down hit by two japanese torpedos. 58 died but more than 200 crew members survived and here is one of only six remaining. how did you make it off the ship? >> i swam. see. i was sleeping down on the side here and the torpedo. >> reporter: you were asleep when the posterior tee dough hit? >> yes. i was on watch and i stayed up all night. >> reporter: the ceremony here honors not just those killed on the oil utah" but many of the survivors who, in death, chose to be with their ship mates. their ashes placed in the wreckage. tonya wardock's grandfather died three years ago. look out there and your grandfather's ashes are out there. what is that like? >> it's surreal and we promised we would take him home. that is his home and where he wanted to be. >> reporter: the veterans returning for this 75 anniversary are now mostly in their 90s.
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their numbers dwindling, some call it the last reunion. >> welcome these gentlemen back. >> reporter: benny had returned with several generations of their families determined to share their story. >> i saw the "oklahoma" going lower. he took about 160 men with her that day. >> reporter: the organization wish of a lifetime helped 93-year-old mel heckman come back with four generations of his family. his grandson robert. >> being here and sharing this spot with him, it's a blessing and it's a once in a lifetime blessing. >> reporter: for those serving today, the aging veterans serve as an inspiration. >> when i walk up to them in my uniform as a three-star general, they immediately try to stand up or salute me. and i have to tell them, please, i'm honoring you. the honor is mine! >> reporter: japanese prime
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minister shinzo abe has announced he is visiting pearl harbor late in december to meet president obama here but a spokesman for the prime minister made it clear he is paying respect for the dead and not apologize what happened here 75 years ago. gayle? >> thank you very much, john. it's such a touching ceremony. i know six are living and to hear so many of them want to go back there when it's time to be buried. >> oh, yeah. i wish i was there and i think it's a nice thing that so many organizations have helped these veterans and their families coming for what some are calling this last reunion. incredibly. >> they can care it with their families for president. on "the late show with stephen colbert" last,,
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cure zach and mean millions and millions of dollars for the moon shot initiative and named it after beau biden and a real tribute and i know the vice president feels really good about and the nih is happy about and moves this all forward. new research today that is raising serious safety questions about teething products. ahead, what can parents do to ease a baby's pain while avoiding bpa and other harmful chemicals that are hurt your child? you are watching "cbs this morning." we thank you. we will be right back. energetic. i was active. then the chronic, widespread pain drained my energy. my doctor said moving more helps ease fibromyalgia pain. he also prescribed lyrica. fibromyalgia is thought to be the result of overactive nerves. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. for some, lyrica can significantly relieve fibromyalgia pain and improve function, so i feel better. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression,
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declared a state of emergency to help pay for the recover akland fire. good morning. i'm kenny choi. the city of oakland has declared a state of emergency to help pay for the recovery efforts in the oakland fire. 35 of the 36 victims have been identified. as for the cause of the fire, investigators say that a refrigerator in the back corner of the building may be to the blame. regardless, a criminal investigation is under way. n the next half-hour of "cbs this morning," john blackstone is in honolulu, hawaii, with a look at how america is honoring those dead at pearl harbor 75 years ago. ra ffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,
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good morning. it's 7:57. a new crash in pinole blocking
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the pinole valley off-ramp on westbound 80 on the pinole valley off-ramp a four-car crash and we'll let you know when it is out of the roadway but that off-ramp is pleased blocked so avoid the area, it's completely blocked. let's move to the richmond/san rafael bridge where that toll plaza traffic is easing up a bit but delays are still there westbound approaches after the roadwork is gone. very busy in the weather department. we have increasing clouds now on top of already some cold temperatures and if you take a look at nob hill you can see a little bit of the flags on the fly adding to the witch. 30s in the area. 34 livermore. 41 redwood city. 40s in san jose. increasing clouds breezy with rain developing by the evening commute. highs 40s and the 50s in and out of the rain through next week. ,,,,,,,,
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♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, december 7th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there is more real news ahead including the best places to work. first on "cbs this morning," the ceo has a new list, all based on comments from workers. is your company on the list? first, here is today's eye opener at 8:00. people here in north dakota are waking up to snow drifts and single digits. there is more snow in the forecast. it is a real first cold outbreak that we have been seeing this season, and so much of the country will feel it. 6.5 earthquake rocked the island of sumatra. flattening buildings and sparking a frantic rescue
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effort. started to answer questions about how inspections may have failed. the airline crashed this morning, belonging to pakistan international airline shortly after it took off from the city of kitril. the trump tweet came after the chicago tribune posted an article highlighting differences when had it comes to the subject of trade with china. the younger michael flynn had an advisory role with the transition team national security staff. not anymore. administrators at texas a&m say they did not invite richard spencer, he was invited by a private citizen. the cleveland cavaliers have announced that nearly half of their players will not stay at a trump hotel in new york out of protest. and just to drive the point home, they're going to stay in the woods with hillary clinton. this morning's eye opener at 8:00 is sponsored by --
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i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. president-elect donald trump has chosen two more top officials for his team. cbs news confirms terry branstad will be the next ambassador to china. marine corps general john kelly kill be nominated to be secretary of homeland security. at last night's thank you rally in north carolina, mr. trump formally announced retired marine general james mattis is his choice for secretary of defense. earlier mr. trump and the ceo of softbank announced the japanese company will invest $50 billion in the united states. they claim the investment will create 50,000 jobs. there is no timeline for when that investment will start. also, no word on how long it will take to create those jobs. the money will come from the vision fund, it was created to invest billions globally in technology. saudi arabia is a lead investment partner in the fund. a house committee agreed to spend $7 million to help new
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york pay for the president-elect's security cost, but it is far short of the $35 million that the city asked for. bill de blasio expressed his unhappiness tweeting, quote, nyc taxpayers shouldn't be on the hook for 80% of the national bill to protect trump tower. d.c. must step up to pay us back what we're owed. troops pushing deep near rebel held parts of aleppo. regime forces control more than 70% of syria's largest city. reports this morning from inside syria indicate some rebel group are calling for a truce. the battle has left hundreds of aleppo residents dead. tens of thousands of families have fled. one family never left and never gave up hope. >> reporter: it is now five years since the war divided aleppo. splitting the rebel held east from the government controlled west. and wrenching families apart in
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the process. muhammad cannot contain himself. this is the first time he's seen his mother in five years. my soul, she sobbed, you are everything to me, my son. another son joins in. he remained in rebel held eastern aleppo, her three sons and their families lived in the government controlled area. her sons joined the syrian army, their uniform marking then as enemies of the opposition. visiting their mother in rebel held territory became impossiblimpossible he knew the bombs rained down on his mother's home as well. all the time i was helpless, he told us. i was constantly thinking i would lose her. in those five long years, much has changed. the neighborhood they grew up in
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is now unrecognizable. but for a brief moment, the horrors of war are put aside, she gets to know the grandchildren she's never met and then finally, it is time to go home together. for "cbs this morning," deborah passer, aleppo. >> incredible. >> can't begin to describe this insanity. >> it shows you how all pain is the same, people want the best for their families, they want a good life. you look at the pictures and it is heart breaking to see. we're following this morning a dangerous winter storm that is battering parts of the country's midsection with blizzard conditions. blinding snow blanketed boulder, colorado, overnight. the conditions triggered crashes and emergency responses. nearly all of the major interstate stretching across north dakota is closed. people braved single digit temperatures to dig out their driveways. frigid conditions will settle over much of the country through the week. the cold air will move from west to east.
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the chief executive of job and recruiting website glass door says choosing where to work is one of life's most important decisions. choose carefully. this morning the site announced its 2017 employee choice awards for the best places to work. it is based on more than 2 million company reviews. mployees do this rating and rate things like benefits, pay and work/life balance. here we go. in fifth place, worldwide technology, an innovative tech company. tech giant google lands in fourth. in third, boston consulting group, a global management firm. second place, facebook, the world's largest social network, you know that one. and the best place to work, drum roll, consulting firm bane and company. first on "cbs this morning," glass door ceo and co-founder, his name is robert hohman, he joins us at the table. >> good morning. >> great news for bane, they have been on your list for the past nine years. always apple and so is google. those three companies are the only three that have made the list every nine years. why is bane number one?
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>> it is fascinating. not only has bane made the list all nine years, but won three times. no other company has done it. >> most people don't even know what bane is, i think. >> i know. they're a management consulting firm. they hire supersmart people to help other companies solve their hardest problems. and that's what employees will tell you when you read on glass door about what it is like to work there. they love that aspect of it. they get to come together as a really smart team with other smart people, parachute in on a really hard problem that a company is facing, and then move on to the next one. they love the fact that bain is very much a meritocracy, or if you work hard, you are rewarded. >> bain, mitt romney was associated with. >> it is associated. bain capital is associated with bain. this is the consulting arm. >> facebook, number two, what did employees say about that company? >> what people love about facebook is just how incredibly mission driven it is. and there is -- besides that, there is a couple of companies on the planet where what makes
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you happy is knowing you're affecting literally billions of people, you're talking google, talking facebook, there is only a couple like that. and they talk about that. that's in many ways an engineer's version of fame is working at -- >> where is apple in all that? >> apple fits that bill. apple struggled over the years. they have continued to do well, but fallen through the ranks over the years. lower on the list. really post steve. and i think apple continues to struggle to find its footing, but it is still a great place to work. >> any industrial companies on the list? >> yeah, clorox makes the list. nestle, purina pet care makes the list. some nonobvious names. one of my favorites is in and out burger. >> yes, the only fast food chain on the list. >> back to gayle's original question, what makes a company attractive to work for other than being proud of the product? >> yeah, so one of the unique things we can do, so stepping back a bit of context, glass door is one of the largest job sites where people can come to find a job, what is unique is
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people tell us what are the best parts of working for their company. what parts they wish they could change. which means we do get to look at the common themes that run through that. what makes a company great is amazing communication, everyone understanding what the mountain is we're trying to climb, so they can get in line behind it. there is a clear goal. frequently an iconic leader, a strong person driving the troops from -- whether that is mark zuckerberg or larry paige, ron cook. >> all very unique, you know, and their stories come out. >> but what i would think would be highest on the list is the people you get to work with. >> it is. >> giving, smart, sharing, collaborative. >> thinking about your own experience. >> yes. actually, i was. >> smart people is at the top of the list. pay and benefits is up there. >> everybody always says pay and benefits and quality of life. i love google, this is as good as it gets.
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sales force, that's mark b benioff's company, we have fun. people matter here. don't you love the simplicity of that. people matter here. >> where people feel like what they're doing -- you're not making me trade off my work and my philanthropy or my impact on the world and my work, you're aligning it for me. my work is helping to change the world. and i do truly feel like the company values us and gives back. >> and listens to us. >> yes. >> go back to in and out burger. that's the only fast food chain that made the list. >> it is a hard job. >> good burgers. >> they have amazing burgers. anybody that walked into an in and out, you know there is a special vibe there. people do seem to be enjoying their work. what they talk about is great training programs. the ability to move and grow. >> can you make an argument that there is a direct one to one correlation between where people want to work and value and
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profits. >> this is fascinating. >> good question. >> there has been research -- >> are you familiar with charlie ro rose. >> there has long been known that there is a correlation between employee satisfaction and stock performance. what has not been known is whether it is causality, meaning they're related, but happy employees actually create economic value. in the last three to four years the first research is out from universities that they do. i call it the southwest effect. and if you travel to southwest, you know what i'm talking about. it is different. it creates value. you have a better experience. >> thank you. >> what do they say about you and your company? we like you. we like you, robert hohman. >> thank you very much. >> thank you very much for coming. we appreciate you coming here. >> thank you. are potentially harmful chemicals leaking out of your
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in our bpa even the ones labeled bpa free or nontoxic. our dr. tara narula is here. i was stunned to hear about this story because bpa has been banned but probably not the
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teethers? >> despite this, in fact, there is surprisingly little research done on this. researchers took 59 different teethers in this study 2 different brands and they found that there was essentially a range of 26 different types of chemistry of concern, that leaked out of these teethers. including bpa which, as you mentioned, even all though labeled bpa free and nontoxic but had low levels of chemicals but still concern that babies are absorbing these. >> you've got a baby in the house. what did you think when you heard this? >> i was not happy because i have about four different types of teethers in my freezer which i will now be getting rid of. >> what do people do? they don't name brands. >> no, they don't. the experts we spoke to suggested just avoid these terges teethers and use homopathic and home-grown remedies like a frozen wash clock, a frozen carrot. there are teethers made of wood or organic confront can be used as well.
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>> frozen bagel is a good one. bpa, what does bpa do if it gets into chala child's concern. >> >> they mimic or disrupt the natural occurring hormones in the body like estrogen, and thyroid hormones. the concern they can cause neurological development and reproductive effects in growing infants. >> is it only in growing infants and not in adolescents or adults? >> i don't think we know the answer to that we. as far as what we do, the fda reviewed 300 studies in 2014 and say bpa in our current supply that we get from our food packaging is safe. but we really don't have a lot of great research. we don't have a lot of studies, especially on infants and adolescents. i think that the jury is still out on this. >> i like the frozen eggo suggestion. let go of my eggo. a carrot, you're not concerned about them biting and choking on
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it? >> if it's grfrozen and hard yo do have to be concerned about choking risk. >> some have plastic housings or casings and to leech out or the chemicals could migrate out from that. >> how do you know something is bpa free that you're putting in your baby's mouth? >> i don't think that you do. because some of these were labeled b, pa free. even the sippy cups are labeled bpa-free, we might be investigating that also. >> which is why you're throwinging yours out? >> i'm throwing out the teethers. i need the bottles and cups. a disabled veteran gets a four-legged assistant on the job. love this story. that is coming up. we will be right back. announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by cosenty xmplts. see me.
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♪ a disabled vet and his dog charlotte could not be happier at their job. they work at a lowe's in texas. he cannot bend his left leg after surgery. the golden retriever is help clay if he can't get off the floor. the dog wears a lowe's vest and
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the customers seem to love her. >> so cute walking. i love the back shot of them. >> speaking refigerator may have sparked the warehouse fire that killed 36 people in oakland. 35 of the victims have been identi authorities suspect that a refrigerator may have sparked the warehouse fire that killed 36 people in oakland. 35 of the victims have been identified. oakland has declared a state of emergency to help fund recovery efforts. meanwhile, memorials for the victims are growing throughout the bay area. crowds have gathered by lake merritt and in san francisco's castro district to honor those who died in the weekend fire. n the next half-hour of "cbs this morning," the ceo of glass door robert holman is in studio 57 with the top 50 places to work. raffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. let's take a live look at the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza. still pretty slow from that earlier roadwork that was out there. the roadwork is now clear but expect major delays on all westbound approaches to the richmond/san rafael bridge. now, to mass transit. capitol corridor delays systemwide in both directions because of a track problem between sacramento and davis. now let's take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza, if you are headed into downtown san francisco, the maze to downtown right now will take you 26 minutes. that's your traffic. i'll send it to you, roberta. >> boy, has it been a cold
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start to the day. temperatures in the upper 20s. we are now in the 40s around the rim of the bay except redwood city at 39. 34 degrees in pleasanton. 38 in san ramon and upper 30s in san jose. we bottom out this morning at 29 degrees in santa rosa, now at 31. vallejo you were at 31. now at 38 degrees. now, we do have rain beginning to push into the extreme northern port of the state of california even some snow in the higher elevations. and we will see the rain developing it looks like right around the lunch hour in the far north bay swinging across the central bay towards the evening commute gradually sliding to the south. those are temperatures that we will realize today, only highs in the 40s and 50s. winds will pick up 10 to 15 adding to the daytime chill. so a rainy evening. we'll have heavy rain at times on thursday. over an inch in most neighborhoods by the time it begins to settle down on friday. lingering showers early saturday. daily chances of rain sunday through tuesday. ,,,,,,,,
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if squirrels had a most wanted list, this little guy would be on it. here it is. girl 0 or boy we are not sure ststealing a christmas light an 150 that he swiped in 24 hours! seattle neighbors call it the ball bandit. the squirrel mistakenly the bulbs for food. i think it's a boy. it's not girls. we donon't want bulbs but funny and a clever squirrel. welcome back to "cbs this morning." in this half hour, donald trump's tweets and big companies react. we will ask the "wall street journal" financial about the fallout. >> helen mirren in the role of "death" she is here in studio 57
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and ahead why she believes this movie is profound and how she managed to find humor in a subject that should be deadly serious. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. a business insider says chris christie broke a record. he has the lowest approval ratings for any state governor in more than 20 years. quinnipiac poll shows 77% of new jersey voters disprove of the job christie is doing. most say he is dishons. his reputation was tarnished when he was linked to the so-called bridgegate scandal. >> bob dole, the former senator and presidential candidate is a lobbyist at a law firm. according to disclosure documents, dole coordinated meetings between mr. trump's advisers and official in taiwan. the firm received 140,000 dollars for the work. time.com says beauty doesn't make me feel so
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good. president-elect trump said this morning he and boeing will work out a dispute over the price of a new air force one. mr. trump tweeted yesterday costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. he said the order should be cancelled. the two planes that serve as air force one are more than 25 years old. the air force called on boeing last year to begin designing replacement aircraft to be delivered in eight years. >> boeing responded to mr. trump in a statement that it is currently under contract for 170 million dollars to determine a plan for the planes. boeing's stock price fell when the markets opened, then bounced back. a financial editor of welcome welcome is with us.
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should the president be negotiating with boeing about the price of an airplane? >> the president-elect. >> he is not even in office yet and do doing his thing. it depends how you view it as politics. you could say he is setting the stage for a president who is going to say i don't want to pay certain prices. but then again, you get to the constitutional issue of whether that is appropriate or not. >> for the president-elect? >> yes. >> but my question even the larger question i meant when he is president, don't we want the president doing other things and let other people negotiate the price of a plane? i assume it plays well with in the country because it looks like somebody is worried about spending, it looks like somebody is worried about jobs and all of those things. >> i got to share my gut reaction which was $4 billion that is a lot for one plane even if it is a great plane. >> the fact first. it is not $4 billion. let's be clear. >> it is not $4 billion. it's a service contract over many years and specifications created by the government itself. i think as a matter of rhetoric and communication you have to -- whether you agree with trump's politics or not he is doing a pretty good job of setting the terms of engage tengagement i
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don't want to pay a lot of money and renegotiate with china and do everything i can to fight for jobs and a lot of issues the way he is doing it but he is setting the communication pretty clear. >> one issue might be tweeting as much as he does? >> why hasn't donald trump had a press conference? that has not happened. he is keeping control of the message and that is, again, it's -- >> what impact is it having on the stock market? >> hey, stock market never been better. >> i know. >> right? >> dow -- >> what is the cause sayinaigs ? >> you believe growth is coming and regulation is being taken off the books, and, you know, buy stocks, sell bonds. the bond market -- >> the reserve -- >> right. if you believe growth is coming and that is another big question, then buy stocks. >> do you think this is the way to run a railroad through tweeting as opposed to having a press conference? what is your gut reaction to that? >> i'll give you my gut reaction. >> yeah. >> what is it? >> that we created a country of rule of law and not a rule of men.
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and even if you do agree sort of emotionally with what trump is saying, via tweets or whatever he is doing. >> a lot of people apparently do. >> there should be a path by which not one person controls what happened in the country whether it relates to one company or any one issue and why we have a congress and why we have -- >> let's talk about your -- let's talk about reporting. >> sure. >> i'm pretty sure i read it this morning in your paep. i read five papers. it said in your paper that corporate america, though, is reacting to this pretty negatively what they did with boeing. why? >> i think that is the drainianf this if you believe what he is saying. if you're in the cross-hairs of the president and he can tweet and bring popular opinion against us, that is a dangerous place to be. the facts of the matter might be entirely different than what he is saying. and there should be methods and a process. it's not -- it's not -- easy or efficient but it is the way the u.s. is supposed to work which is that there is a rule of law. >> is the deal with carrier a shakedown? >> your paper called it so. >> editorial board. we try to stay -- >> i understand. >> the argument is is that
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editorial board's view was that there is no particular reason why any person or government should be telling business people what to do and those who have their money on the line and jobs on the line are the best allocators of capital. >> what about the president-elect's idea that if a company closes factories, therefore, causing job loss, moves overseas and makes products overseas, if they bring those products back in, they will be imposed a huge tax. >> i proposed a 35% tariff on that. it becomes a question of free markets or not. declaration of independence, one of its grievances against king george was the right for free trade. >> what that is using the tax code as either punishment or in other cases as an incentive. >> i try to stay out of politic but what i would say, if congress -- >> too late, dennis. >> we are all being sucked in. if congress wants to enact that tariff law, then congress should have the right to do. one person who tweets that does
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seem a bit of a step too far. >> what about the announcement by the chinese company softbank. 50 billion dollar investment in u.s. tech companies and saying 50,000 jobs. >> again, here details are kind of important. they already said they were going to spend this money largely in venture capital investing and keep in mind this is the hundred billion dollars is from the saudis. and what did donald trump say? >> invested in his fund. >> investing in his fund. i think donald trump has been masterful at recasting the question of jobs and that is very important to americans. the question each individual has to make the choice. do i feel right about the way he is doing? >> once again, he is the center of the conversation. does he ever have time to sleep is what i wonder. >> i guesses perhaps on his luxury air force one newly redesigned. >> thank you, dennis. >> thank you. helen mirren plays an unusual role in her new movie. listen to this cast. it's all-star.
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will smith, kate winslet and keira knightley and ed norton. that is star power and helen mirr mirren, the queen. she will tell us what attracted her to collateral beauty. first, it' ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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people want glamour and tears and grand performance. i'm not very good at that. i never have been. i prefer to keep my feelings to myself. foolishly, i believe that is what the people wanted from their queen. not to make a fuss, nor wear one's heart on one's sleeve. duty first. self, second. that's how i was brought up. >> helen mirren won an oscar for playing "the queen." i feel like i have to sit up straight in your presence, madam. >> no. >> no slouching here. her acting career began on the british stage when she played "cleopatra." and "age of consent." and starred in "madness of king george." and "calendar girls" "red" and many rgeothers. she scored a tony in broadway's
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"the audience." >> her newest movie is "collateral beauty" and features her in the role of death. her character helps a grieving father played by will smith to cope with a devastating loss. >> they grieved. darks. they grieve and they fully understand death. you called me a paper tiger in the letter you wrote me. you had i was pathetic. you don't remember? you went on about middle management, making a deal, paper tiger? oh, it wasn't that long ago! >> where did you get that? who are you? >> who did you write the letter to? >> i wrote the letter to death. >> nice to meet you.
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>> well! we welcome helen mirren to studio 57. hello, death! >> yes, hello. nice to see you! >> you look so good! >> explain this role to us. >> oh, well, this is a very difficult film to explain. and actually, i have to say that is what drew me to the script in the first place. reading it, i thought i have never read anything like this before. this is kind of extraordinary. and it's going to be very difficult to get it right. it will either be a complete disaster, fall under the rocks and crash and burn or it will be kind of wonderful and very special. and i'm hoping that it went the very special route. but any way. we play -- it's about finding -- finding your way back to life in the darkest of moments, and i thought it's very interesting watching that piece about aleppo and the family in aleppo. >> yes. >> and finding that light in the midst of incredible darkness, the love of a family.
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and that is basically what the phrase "collateral beauty" kind of means. it's very deep. but -- and it's serious. and i get to play the very comedic role of death. >> that struck me too. i'm going to fall on the side of it's kind of wonderful. i agree, helen. i had never seen anything like it. you see at the end of the movie, tears just streaming down your face because of the beauty of what you've just seen on the screen. but you somehow have managed to make death funny. which also sprefurprised me in middle of all of this. >> i thought that was important. not that makeup funny but i think it came out on funny in the end. but alive as possible. i said what do you mean you want me to play death? you want me to play love or power or something else? >> will smith has lost his 6-year-old daughter. we should give some context to this. >> and the way he deals with writing the letters to the
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universe. >> about time and death. >> which apparently is quite a common thing when people are confronting such unbelievable, deep, deep challenges. and there is a feeling of why, why this is happening to me, what is life all about if it has to incorporate such incredible pain? and, apparently, people do sometimes write letters. >> somebody once said how do i know what i think until i see what i write? >> yes, absolutely. >> some comparison are being made between this and "it's a wonderful life." >> that is the most wonderful comparison to have. certainly i think there is a feeling that we want people -- it's very much a film for the christmas period. it's about family. as much as anything. it's about love. as much as anything. and it's all shot in new york last christmas. we shot it last winter.
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so it is very much, you know, hopefully a christmas movie. >> i can't get over your cast. kate winslet said this about you. you can talk to helen about anything, from boobs to boys and work what we are going to drink for cocktail hour. she is everyone's friend and out of control sexy and beautiful and we all wanted to make out with her. >> oh! pnaughty girl! >> but it is true. true in the sense that you have looked ahead some 20 years ago to what a great life would be, you would be sort of the life you've lived. >> oh, absolutely. and my husband and i -- >> taylor branch? >> yes. was saying exactly that. my god, we are so unbelievably fortunate and we are and no two ways about that. so, you know -- but, you know, there is always challenges in life. and as you get older, you know,
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i think they come more often. probably simply because you've lived on this planet for a longer time. >> you're in the calendar of sexy women. i know you don't want to use the word sexy but, damn it, you are. >> well, i want to find another word, you know? somehow it incorporates that in a sexual way. p>> what is that word, helen? >> i don't know. i'm thinking for it. >> damn fine! >> damn fine, you are! be
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even a polar bear can go a little crazy. seeing snow for the first time. you can see the 1-year-old, her name is, what is her name, norah? >> norah! >> racing around her enclosure in the portland, oregon, zoo.
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help pay for the recovery efforts in the oakland fire. we now know.. 35 of the 36 victims have been identified. it's 8:55. oakland has declared a state of emergency to pay for the recovery efforts in the oakland fire. 35 of the 36 victims have been identified. meanwhile, memorials for the victims are growing throughout the bay area. crowds have gathered by lake merritt and in san francisco's castro district to honor those who died in the fire. so far, more than $1 million have been raised to help those victims. if you would like to donate, we have posted a link at the top of our website, kpix.com. now for a check of weather, here's roberta. >> good morning, everybody. after a very cold start with temperatures dipping into the upper 20s in throughout many of the neighborhoods, we are look out towards the golden gate
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bridge now from our sutro camera. it's dry now but by the evening commute it will be wet. temperatures out the door into the 40s around the rim of the bay. mid-40s around the coastside. high 30s san jose. and in redwood city, we are in the mid-30s in the east bay. 38 degrees now in napa after dropping down to the freezing point. it's still below freezing in santa rosa. vallejo you dropped to 30 degrees this morning. now at 38. so today, rain is moving in. in the north bay by the lunch hour across the entire area, by the evening commute. those are today's highs in the 40s and 50s. breezy to 15. pockets of heavy rain for thursday. lingering showers on friday into early saturday. then daily chances of rain sunday through tuesday. roqui with a look at your morning commute up next. did you know slow internet can actually hold your business back?
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good morning. it's 8:58. richmond/san rafael bridge commuters, if you are part of this massive backup earlier this morning, the roadwork was supposed to be picked up around 5 a.m. but it wasn't picked up until 7:40 causing major delays on all the westbound approaches including a live look here at the toll plaza backed up, that's now beyond regatta boulevard so expect delays on all the westbound approaches and give yourself extra time. bay bridge toll plaza, maze to downtown 24 minutes.
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wayne: (imitating chewbacca) you got the car! - holy cow! wayne: you got the big deal! you won, now dance! ooh! cat gray's over there jamming the tunes. vamos a aruba! let's play smash for cash. - go big or go home! jonathan: it's time for "let's make a deal." now here's tv's big dealer, wayne brady! wayne: hey, america, welcome to "let's make a deal." i'm wayne brady, thank you so much for tuning in. three people, let's make a deal right now. ketchup, come on over here, ketchup. let's go, let's go, ketchup. let's see, you right there, sir, yes, sir. right there, and... the lady with the birthday gifts on, come on over here. everybody else, have a seat. come on over, kimberly. all right, stand right there for me. you guys face... you guys are crouching the corner.

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