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so all the animals were happy. >> great christmas gift ideas. captions by: caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org good morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday, december 16th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." president obama promises to retaliate against russia for the hacking of the presidential elections. new details about his face-to-face confrontation with vladimir putin. millions wake up to dangerous subzero temperatures, bitter cold and snow stretch from the rockies to the northeast. >> and a first look at michelle obama's farewell white house interview. the first lady talks to oprah winfrey about her husband's legacy and why she's hopeful about the future. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds.
>> we should look at clandestine steps. putin knows there's costs for this kind of meddling. >> obama vows retaliation for russian hacking. >> he was encouraging russia to hack his opponent because he believed that would help his campaign. >> this foolish guy, josh earnest, i don't know if he's talking to president obama. because he's so bad. >> super cold. >> it's freezing out here. >> winter weather gripping the entire northern half of the country. >> by saturday morning, you can see the snow total. pretty thick blanket here. >> reports of renewed violence in aleppo, syria. evacuation of rebel fighters and civilians was suspended. a guilty verdict for the gunman in a shooting rampage at a church in charleston, south carolina. dylann roof could get the death penalty. >> you take this and i burn it. >> i can keep the sports world is mourning the loss of craig sager. >> there's no person who wanted to win more. >> 3,000 cases of water are
headed to corpus christi, texas, after the water supply was tainted. >> none of this was caused by the city. >> deep downfield, touchdown! >> the nfc west. >> all that. >> what would you want for christmas? >> i want you to sing my song all i want for christmas is you. ♪ all i want for christmas is you ♪ >> and all that matters. >> first lady michelle obama is sitting down for a final one-on-one interview. >> barack didn't just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice way to get votes. what else do you have if you don't have hope. >> the trump inaugural committee is reportedly having trouble finding a -- list celebrities to perform at any of the inaugustal events. >> the inaugural committee said elton john is going to be doing our concert on the mall to which sir elton's publicist said there's no truth in this at all. >> that's too bad i was looking forward to elton singing
♪ hold me closer tiny hands sir ♪ >> this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota. let's go places. >> welcome to "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell is off. alex wagner of "cbs this morning" saturday is with us. president obama says he's quote directed to russia's president vladimir putin about hacking and the united states will strike back. officials have told cbs news that american intelligence agencies believe putin at some point was directly involved in the hacking around the election. and they believe putin approved spreading the information. >> president obama told npr news that the u.s. would retaliate. >> i think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections, that we need to take action. and we will.
at a time and place of our own choosing. >> russian officials said this morning that putin at a g20 summit gave president obama a really clear response to the charge of interfering in the u.s. election. margaret brennan is at the white house. she's got new information about that meeting. margaret, good morning. >> good morning. two months before the u.s. election, president obama confronted vladimir putin about the hackings. the russians have already been alerted by secretary kerry that their intrusions had been detected. and president obama warned there would be consequences. >> some of it may be explicit and publicized. some of it may not be. but mr. putin is well aware of my feelings about this because i spoke to him directly about it. >> reporter: the president's private conversation with vladimir putin took place in september on the sidelines of the g20 summit in china. in what is described as a blunt, and candid 90 minute meeting, mr. obama warned putin that he didn't want to launch a cyber arms race, but he vowed america
would retaliate. >> we got more capacity than anybody both offensively and defensively. >> at the time, president obama did acknowledge that the two had spoken about cybersecurity. >> we did talk about cybersecurity generally. i'm not going to comment on specific investigations that are still alive and active. >> we now know one of those investigations was a russian hacking connected to the democratic national committee and the presidential election. within hours of the president's conversation, putin had pulled back from a cease-fire deal in syria and a u.s. offer to coordinate airstrikes against isis and al qaeda-linked terrorists. but u.s. officials claim there is no connection. the white house is considering sanctions on senior russian intelligence officials and a proportional cyber response. now one factor as to why the white house waited, well president obama said he didn't want to appear to politicize the intelligence. but, the white house had also
expected hillary clinton to win the election, and intended to coordinate with her. this morning, the kremlin said the u.s. should provide some proof of this hacking, or stop talking about it. >> margaret, thank you. cbs news will have full coverage of president obama's final news conference of the year today. the coverage begins at 11:15 a.m. pacific time. that's right here on cbs. u.s. investigators are saying more about the motives for the russian hackings. they believe political campaigns were not the only target. for vladimir putin and his intelligence service. jeff pegues is talking with his sources about the russian operation that began in the summer of last year. jeff, good morning. >> good morning. investigators believe the cyber attacks that affected the democratic national committee are part of an elaborate russian cyber espionage operation. u.s. intelligence officials have warned for some time that russian officials have been working to carry out cyber operations that cause political instability or even regime change.
the investigators now believe that vladimir putin initially wanted to damage hillary clinton with the cyber attacks. >> i stood up to russia. >> reporter: and to inject chaos and doubt into the u.s. election process. >> they've also decided who they want to see become president of the united states, too, and it's not me. >> wow, what a crowd. >> reporter: u.s. officials say it was an added bonus that donald trump, seen as more friendly to russian interests, became the republican nominee. >> wouldn't it be nice if we actually got along with russia? >> reporter: the information investigators now have comes from a variety of sources, and shows that hundreds of people may have been involved from the kremlin to russian intelligence. >> they weren't just trying to get elections, and while electing trump definitely benefits them, they also win even if clinton is elected because she would be weakened. her mandate to govern would be weakened by all of the negative feedback that's been put into the media system. >> reporter: a fellow at george
washington university. >> rather than negotiating at a state-to-state level they're engaging the u.s. public to try and influence an outcome that they want. >> reporter: the election process was not the only target for russian hackers. the american military was targeted in july of 2015 when the unclassified e-mail system of the pentagon's joint staff was breached. cbs news national security correspondent david martin reports that retired chairman of the joint chiefs martin dempsey said the attack occurred at an alarming speed. within an hour hackers had seized control of the computer credentials of dempsey and hundreds of other senior officers. the only way to stop the attack was to take down the computer network. the hack came from 30,000 e-mails that were sent to a west coast university. four were forwarded to members of the joint staff, one was opened. the apparent purpose was to cause damage, and force the pentagon to replace their hardware and software.
investigators believe the russians were lashing out at the obama administration imposed economic sanctions. charlie? >> thanks, jeff. president-elect trump still downplays russia's role in the hacking. last night he criticized the white house press secretary who said mr. trump must have known the hacking was helping his campaign. >> this foolish guy, josh earnest, i don't know if he's talking to president obama, you know, having the right press secretary is so important. because he is so bad the way he delivers a message. >> cbs news political director and face the nation moderator john dickerson is with us. following what jeff said, following what margaret brennan said, how does the president respond? >> so this is interesting. fred kaplan wrote the united states has a lot of great cyber rocks to throw at russia. but it also has a much glassier house which is to argue that we rely on the internet and we are so interconnected that if the u.s. responds to russia, and
this starts a back and forth, that the u.s. is actually quite vulnerable. and so that's the delicate thing here. how do you respond? you can either respond in cyber area, or you you can respond with more sanctions, or even militarily. >> okay, or more aggressive in europe? >> now the question is how to respond but then how to hand off the response. >> yeah. >> because donald trump -- >> in 35 days. >> doesn't think the russians are even involved "a." and "b" on all the areas of russian potential conflict his posture is much more relaxed at least publicly in terms of what he says than what the obama administration says. >> how much pressure does this put on trump's cabinet picks? secretary of state nominee is already under the microscope for his relationship to vladimir putin. is he going to have to toe trump's line on russian intelligence services and trump's disbelief that they had anything to do with the hacking? >> that will be a central question of his confirmation. we'll see where this story is by that time. so whether this is the specific thing that they talk about, that's it. but there are so many other
areas where russia and the united states have both areas of conflict and possible and necessary cooperation. counterbalance china, being a big one. so, we'll see where this story is. but if it continues, this is a very -- i mean it's like a spy novel. so you can imagine it being a big deal for that country. >> then a lot of people are talking today about his attack on josh earnest the white house press secretary considered very popular, very good at his job. most people would never use the phrase foolish guy. what do you make of that? is this more of donald trump being donald trump? >> yes. with donald trump we know there's the shiny object that he throws us to get us talking about it. then there's the things that he says that are truly damaging. here we have a nice example of that. josh earnest is -- the shot at josh earnest, shiny object to get us distracted. the one that is really still roiling washington is the response the administration had to the reports of russian hacking when they said the intelligence community, these are the people who thought there were wmds in iraq. >> attacking the cia. >> by bringing up its worst
failure in the last 15 years. defining its work by that. that is a shot that will not be forgotten. this is the intelligence of people that the president-elect has to work with. >> can say at this point vladimir putin is winning and doing what he intended to do? >> if what he intended to do was create chaos and undermine u.s. institutions, he's doing very well. thank you. on face the nation he introduces tom donnellen and former secretary of state henry kissinger sunday on cbs. >> another good show for john dickerson. >> great show. >> saying that every friday about you. >> well, thanks, gayle. s. >> you're right. >> hopefully we'll keep that coming. >> thank you, john. much of the country is waking up to frinl id and potentially dangerous cold. temperatures are below freezing right now for millions of americans from the pacific northwest to the mid-atlantic. on the west coast, heavy rains stretch from northern california down to los angeles. flooding was a problem for some parts of the state.
chief weather coster lonnie quinn of our new york station wcbs is tracking where that rain is headed as well as the cold. >> the cold. there are portions of the northern plains that have not felt like they've been above zero since tuesday and it will be another one of those days where they feel like they're below zero. out west places like seattle, feel like around 30 degrees. at about 2:00 this afternoon. portland you feel like around 28 degrees at about 2:00 this afternoon. these are the feels-like temperatures through the warmest time of your day. as far as precipitation that's out there. yep, lower levels picking up the rain. but the higher elevations, anywhere from the four corners up into the northern plains. pushing into portions of the midwest. this is snow for you, wisconsin, six, maybe twelve inches of snow. but it's a skier's paradise. and as this storm rumbles over the mountains, it's going to be dumping a lot of snow, and then it gets into places like, okay, you know, minnesota, wisconsin, that's six to twelve inch range skiers could see you know, one, two feet of snow.
three feet of snow is possible as well. again we're talking the mountain peaks. you talk about how there's a big rain at the lower elevations, but the skiers you get the big snow. >> thank you, lonnie. farther east snow is hitting parts of the plains and midwest. minneapolis could get eight inches by sunday night. the great lakes will see more lake-effect snow after getting hit yet again. demarco morgan is in syracuse, new york, in the elements. good morning to you. >> good morning. most of the people here in upstate new york are waking up to scenes like this. you can see the streets just completely covered in snow. look over here you can't even make out the sidewalk and it looks like a lot of fun for those who want to get out and enjoy. you want to be careful with spots like this. this is pockets of ice. sheets of ice underneath all of the white powdery stuff. if you just have to get out on the roads, play it safe. overnight, strong winds, and snow pummeled western new york as the the brutal cold and winter-like weather stretches from the midwest --
>> don't really feel like doing anything right now. >> reporter: -- to the northeast. >> it's freezing out here. >> i feel like it's going to blow me away. >> reporter: as we go, this time lapse video shows a wall of lake effect snowing burying the region. about 35 miles north of syracuse people battled whiteout conditions in pulaski. on the roads, the storm conditions created havoc. one pileup in western pennsylvania involved 59 vehicles and more than two dozen motorists were involved in a crash that sent six to the hospital on long island in new york. >> we were driving along and the car hit us in the back and he swerved to try and not hit this car and we got hit again. >> the dangerous roads made it impossible for nancy abbott to get deliveries at her food bank in adams, new york. does it frighten you? does it concern you? >> well of course i'm concerned because we have, you know, approximately the same people coming each month. to get an extra bit of food, and
when we can't offer it, you know, it is, it's sad. >> that is sad. because a number of families were depending on the food delivery. actually coming from syracuse. but we have some good news to report. the delivery will be made sometime today. >> demarco, thanks. the church massacre gunman dylann roof could face the death penalty after being convicted of 33 federal charges. a jury of 12 found him guilty yesterday. the same group will decide next month whether the 22-year-old should be sentenced to death. the self-described white supremacist admitted to killing nine people at an historic black church in charleston, south carolina. mark strassmann is outside the federal courthouse there. mark, good morning. >> good morning. from this trial's opening moments, the guilty verdict was seen as a slam dunk for federal prosecutors. roof's jury talked it over for all of two hours before deciding he was guilty of a lethal,
racist rampage. these images of dylann roof taking target practice for the eventual murder weapon helped convince jurors of his guilt. in closing arguments federal prosecutor nathan williams called roof a man of immense hatred who committed an act of tremendous cowardice, shooting them as they had their eyes closed in prayer. prosecutors showed roof's videotaped confession to fbi agents. >> i went to that church in charleston, and i did it. >> reporter: defense lawyer conceded to jurors that roof was guilty but suggested he showed signs of mental illness and that roof's racist beliefs were his own. as far as we can tell from evidence, he had no friends, he said. >> saying he didn't have any friends. we had nine friends, twelve friends in that room. >> reporter: she survived the attack. her son was killed right in front of her. during her testimony, she called
out roof for refusing to look at her. >> that goes to show you how cold and callus he is. he slaughtered nine people. and you sit there, and don't even look. >> reporter: sharon watched every day of the trial. she lost her mother, ethel, and two of her cousins, in roof's rampage. some people would say dylann roof is the poster child of why the death penalty exists. >> if this case didn't warrant the death penalty, then i don't know whatcase would have. >> the death penalty phase of this trial will start on january 3rd. and even with his life on the line, and despite the advice of his lawyers, dylann roof will represent himself in court. >> mark, thanks. violence reportedly halted the flow of people escaping from aleppo. drone video shows buses lined up for evacuations yesterday an ambulance is waiting for the
wounded. devastation is visible in every direction. syrian state tv says the evacuations were suspended this morning after rebel fighters opened fire on a convoy. the number of people left inside the small area still held by rebels isn't clear. we don't know if the evacuations will begin again. >> the first lady is looking back on her eight years in the white house. ahead on "cbs this morning," a preview of her final white house interview. she tells oprah what our nation's leader must inspire. >> now we're feeling what not having hope feels like. you know. hope is necessary. it's -- it's a necessary concept. and barack didn't just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes.
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>> merry christmas. ♪ i don't want a lot for christmas there is just one thing i need ♪ >> that deserves a round of applause. >> genius. >> looks so good in red. >> is that what you see? >> yeah. >> just a little bit of red. >> just a little bit of red. >> look, to be collecting that all year long. >> brilliant. >> it's genius. >> brilliant. >> and mariah in red. >> and, and that -- >> we like it. we like it. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, facebook launches a crackdown on fake news. digital expert nick thompson is in our toyota green room there he is hello nick thompson sitting next to john dickerson to explain why -- talking to somebody very important. >> hello, donald. >> why getting rid of phony articles will still lead to
problems behind. >> plus alex -- >> plus a preview of an exit interview with the first lady. michelle obama looks back on her husband's time in the white house with an interview with oprah. and first on "cbs this morning" why mrs. obama says his message, her husband's message, of hope, is so important. >> it is time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the new york times" reports that china suggests it has installed weapons on disputed island in the south china sea. satellite images reportedly show anti-aircraft guns and other weapons systems. china's defense ministry said any military hardware on the island is for self-protection. several countries claim territory in the region. a pentagon spokesman says china's actions there are being watched very carefully. and the minneapolis star tribune reports the university of minnesota football team is boycotting all activities and refusing to practice. its bowl game could now be at
risk. the gophers players are protesting the school's decision to suspend ten teammates in connection with a sexual assault case. the university president and athletic director say they want to continue an open dialogue. facebook is taking new steps this morning to control the spread of fake news. in the last three months of the presidential campaign, buzzfeed reports that people shared, commented on and liked more false election related articles in stories from major news outlets. facebook announced just yesterday it will now use third party fact checkers, the network will also flag any articles ruled fake. cbs news contributing editor nick thompson joins us against. second day in a row at the table lucky us. must be big. so tell us how big a deal is this? how important is it? >> it's huge about face i think it is a really big deal and i think there's a very important line at the end of the message that facebook put out yesterday which said these are the first things we're introducing and we're going to work until we think we have solved this
problem. this is a big commitment for the company. it is a big deal. >> how did it come from it's not a problem to it's really up to the consumer that now uh-oh houston we have a problem we need to do something. what happened? >> i think facebook was in denial that this is a problem. they weren't really looking. they didn't really know about it and then donald trump was elected, and facebook said, wait a second. did we have something to do with that? most of the people at facebook, you know, aren't personally supportive of donald trump. they saw this happen. they saw their role. and they said wait a second let's -- let's fix this. not because we need to elect more democrats and fewer republicans but because we contributed to a somewhat toxic election and we shouldn't have that happen again. >> do you think it will work? and how will they determine if it's working. what are the metrics of success? >> so i think it will work on a subset of the public. and the subset of the problem is there is completely fake stories put out by fake people in macedonia and say things like pope endorses donald trump or michael phelps drops dead. those stories which are completely false and baseless, i
think those will be stopped. the harder question is how you stop polarization, filter bubbles, the spread of sort of mostly fake not authoritative news. that's a bigger thing that facebook will deal with later. we'll see how that goes. now the sub seset that they're tackling is going to be effective. >> mark zuckerberg has long maintained facebook is not a media company. is that changing. >> if you look at what they're doing if a story is flagged by a lot of users and it is being shared, it then is sent to third party fact checkers and there's a little note appended that says third party fact checkers say this is false. doesn't say facebook says it's false and that's important because zuckerberg wants it to be a platform. facebook does not want to have anything to do with the business itself of saying something is fake or true. they want other people to do it. >> can they reduce the financial incentive for those doing it. >> absolutely. "a" if they limit the number of
clicks that the macedonian teams get that reduces it and they can also reduce the advertising revenue on those sites that they're getting spikely. >> thank you. >> first lady michelle obama reflefkting on her eight years at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. during her time in washington the first lady advocated for several causes, including healthy families and improved education for girls around the world. also had some fun along the way. >> she likes to have fun we hear. she likes to have fun that we hear. president obama once called her his rock. he said quote i couldn't have done anything that i've done without michelle. the first lady spoke with oprah in her final interview at the white house for a special that airs next week here on cbs. first on "cbs this morning" mrs. obama addresses her husband's legacy, and whether he stayed true to a core belief. >> your husband's administration, everything, the election, was all about hope. do you think that this administration achieved that? >> yes. i do.
because we feel the difference now. now we're feeling what not having hope feels like. you know. hope is necessary. it's a necessary concept, and barack didn't just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes. i mean, he and i and so many believe that -- what else do you have if you don't have hope? >> yeah. >> what do you give your kids if you can't give them hope. our children respond to crises the way they see us respond. you know, it's like the toddler that plunks his head on the table and they look up at you to figure out whether it hurts and if you're like oh, oh, my god they're crying and if you're like babe, it's okay,ist okay. i feel that way about the nation. i feel that barack has been that for the nation in ways that people will come to appreciate.
>> mm-hmm. >> having a grown-up in the white house who can say to you in times of crisis and turmoil, hey, it's going to be okay. let's remember the good things that we have, let's look at the future. let's look at all the things that we're building. all of this is important for our kids to stay focused and to feel like their work isn't in vain, that their lives aren't in vain. what do we do if we don't have hope, oprah? >> well you can see the full interview on the cbs special first lady michelle obama says farewell to the white house monday night at 8:00, 7:00 central right here on cbs. and there will be an encore presentation wednesday on own, that's the oprah winfrey network. i heard from very reliable sources that it was a very great conversation that it went on for over 90 minutes they have to edit it down and there was a surprise visitor. >> who could that be? a little val kick tory moment. >> they covered a lot in that final time. she says this will be her last
interview before they leave. they go on vacation. >> mele kalikimaka. i'm sure we're going to hear that -- >> merry christmas in hawaiian. >> only on "cbs this morning." >> surprises us all the time. >> well, you know. a young college student stranded with her boyfriend in a mountain snow bank speaks about their fight to survive. >> we were terrified. i think that's the only thing i was thinking. it didn't feel real. >> ahead, why the 19-year-old says death wasn't an option for the couple. good for them on that. you're watching "cbs this morning." on america's most awarded brand, during the ford year end event. ford, the brand with the most 5-star ratings... the highest owner loyalty... and award-winning value from kelley blue book. giving drivers what matters most. that's how you become america's best-selling brand. shop now during the ford year end event. get a thousand dollars ford smart bonus cash
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a college student w a college student who was lost for days with her boyfriend in blizzard conditions is telling their remarkable story of survival. they survived 48 hours trapped in a snow bank near the top of algonquin peak. at more than 5,000 feet it is the second highest mountain in new york state. in an interview you will only see on "cbs this morning," michelle miller talks to the
student about how the couple stayed alive long enough for rescuers to find them. she is in lake placid, new york. michelle, good morning. >> good morning. you can see that mountain behind me. this couple was supposed to be just on a day hike on sunday when all of a sudden a thick fog rolled in. they couldn't even see five feet in front of them. that's when they took a wrong step and literally tumbled off the side of that mountain. >> we just started plummeting down into like endless snow. >> there's no way up. there's no way down. what goes through your mind? >> we were terrified. i think that's the only thing that i was thinking. it didn't feel real. >> reporter: madison popolizio and her boyfriend are experienced hikers. their climb started out fine. but the next two days, trapped in a snow bank would be a brutal test of wills. >> i was freezing. the fall pushed all of the snow off my jacket into my gloves and
my boots. i was covered in snow. >> madison says she owes her life to blake. he looked after you. >> i told him i can't really feel my legs anymore. i can't really feel my feet. and his first instinct -- story -- was to take his bag that was full of art supplies, and to dump it out, and pull it around my legs so i could stay warm. >> without him -- >> oh, without him i never would have made it. >> what did he say to you to keep you going? >> he told me how much he loves me. and what our life was going to be like when we got out. >> for two freezing days and nights rescuers searched almost around the clock in four feet of snow, including forest ranger scott von here. >> there was a lot worse weather coming. >> by that time madison said she and blake were hallucinating. seeing and hearing things that weren't there. until they heard this. >> i looked at him and i said, did you hear that?
he said, yeah, i heard that. and we both just started screaming. >> we couldn't see them. we heard the voice. especially heard her voice. it just shot right through the air. >> it was like an angel coming for us. the first thing i can remember was them saying that we're going to make it out of here. >> whoo! >> how are you? are you feeling any pain? >> blake is still in the hospital and could lose some toes to frostbite. >> we accepted we might lose some toes, fingers. i asked him if he would still think i was pretty if i didn't have any feet. lose both your feet, both your legs, both your ampls, you'll still be pretty. >> but she says they never considered the worst. >> we made an agreement early on when we got trapped that neither one of us could die because we couldn't leave the other one alone. and after that, it just wasn't an option. it wasn't a subject for us. it just wasn't.
>> and that is the definition of a love story. you have to understand that maddie is having difficulty walking right now because of the frostbite to her feet. she may even have fractured teeth because of all the chattering she did on that mounta mountaintop. but she says the minute that blake is out of the hospital she is planning one heck of a reunion for all those forest rangers who risked their own lives to save them. >> wow, michelle. what an incredible story. >> the human heart is a powerful thing. >> now we can only hope they invite cbs to the wedding. that's such an amazing story. imagine the stories you can tell your children, blake, madison. so glad you're okay. a lamborghini worth hundreds of thousands of dollars is smashed to pieces. ahead, why it was totalled on
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right now in the city richmond. there are few details right now... but it's burning at an auto salvage yard off g good morning, everyone. it is 7:56. i'm michelle griego. a fire is burning right now in the city of richmond. there are few details at this time but it is burning at an auto salvage yard off gertrude avenue. we'll have more details coming up. a man had to be rescued from the side of a cliff in san francisco. he was walking in the water at seacliff avenue at 1 a.m. he got stranded in the current and climbed up the cliff. remembering the late sports reporter craig sager coming up on "cbs this morning." raffic and weather in just a moment. ,,
but we want to tell you about some road closures in richmond. southbound richmond parkway before gertrude avenue, there's an auto salvage yard that's on fire and traffic is being diverted. so you want to avoid that area altogether. here's a live look at the richry rich toll plaza. if you are head -- the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza across the span there. high wind advisory across the bay bridge toll plaza. maze to downtown 23 minutes. mass transit 10-minute delays on bart all trains systemwide due to an earlier switching problem. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. 7:58. good morning, everybody. our live weather camera features sfo and we have no airport delays at any of our international airports. and we do have a few clouds out there and we have some chilly temperatures. currently in the 40s, from 43 degrees in santa rosa to the high 40s around the peninsula and the rim of the bay. highs today 52 to 56 degrees. we'll have winds out of the northwest 10 to 20 miles per hour. so a little bit of a brisk day today. and then you will notice very
♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday, december 16th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead, including a water crisis for more than 300,000 people. the response to a chemical leak that forced most residents in corpus christi, texas, to stop using the water. first, here is today's eye opener at 8:00. the white house is considering sanctions on senior russian intelligence officials and a proportional sizable response. they believe the cyberattacks are part of a larger russian espionage operation. >> can you say vladimir putin is winning? >> if what he intended to do was create chaos, he's doing very
well. talked it over for all of two hours before deciding he was guilty of a lethal racist rampage. people here in upstate new york are waking up to things like this. you can see the street completely covered in snow. there are portions of the northern plains that have not felt like they have been above zero since tuesday. it will be another one of those days ♪ ♪ i don't want a lot for christmas ♪ ♪ there's just one thing i need ♪ that deserves a round of applause, studio. james corden, genius. >> looks so good in red. >> is that what you see? red? lovely state of red. >> a little bit of red. >> just a little bit of red. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and alex wagner of "cbs
this morning" saturday. norah is off. president obama said he spoke directly to russian president vladimir putin about the hacking of democratic party e-mails. officials tell cbs news that american intelligence agencies believe putin at some point was directly involved in hacking to disrupt the election. they believe putin approved revealing information stolen from democrats. in an interview with npr, the president said there would be consequences. >> i think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections that we need to take action. and we will at a time and place of our own choosing. some of it may be explicit and publicized. some of it may not be. but mr. putin is well aware of my feelings about this because i spoke to him directly about it. >> sources tell our margaret brennan that the meeting took
place on the sidelines of the september g-20 summit in china. the 90-minute meeting is described as blunt and candid. the president warned putin he did not want to launch a cyberarms race, but he also said that america would retaliate. >> u.s. officials tell cbs news that investigators also believe putin wanted at first to damage hillary clinton and inject chaos and doubt into the election. our sources say it was an added bonus to russia that donald trump became the republican nominee. the president elect has repeatedly questioned the conclusion that russia carried out the hack. president obama holds a news conference this morning before going on vacation to hawaii. cbs news will bring it to you at 11:15 pacific time right here on cbs. mr. trump announced yesterday he plans to nominate attorney david friedman as ambassador to israel. friedman is linked to israel's far right on many issues including settlement building in the west bank. he's advocated for the
annexation of that territory. israel captured it from jordan in the 1967 war. mr. trump and friedman have suggested the american embassy in israel will be moved from tel aviv to jerusalem. that would break with long-standing united states foreign policy. the basketball world is remembering a beloved broadcaster, craig sager. the golden state warriors honored sager last night during a moment of joy, they called it. other nba teams observed a moment of silence. the long time court side reporter died yesterday after a public fight against cancer. he was only 65 years old. late commissioner adam silver called sager a true original and an essential voice. dana jacobson recently interviewed sager and joins us this morning. he was one of the good guys. >> he was. a pleasure to call him a colleague. his eye popping suits and memorable interviews made craig sager a fixture on the nba games for 26 seasons. his lasting legacy will be for
something he did off the court. his refusal to let leukemia sideline him. >> the recipient of the jimmy v. award for perseverance, craig sager! >> when he appeared at the espies this summer, he knew he may have just months to live. >> time is something that cannot be bought. it cannot be wagered with god. and it is not an endless supply. time is simply how you live your life. >> just weeks later, sager had his third bone marrow transplant, unwilling to give up his fight against acute myeloid leukemia. he spoke with "cbs this morning" in september. >> i feel like i am fighting for everybody who has cancer. >> his friends and colleagues paid tribute. >> all of us go on to die, but very few of us live. craig sager lived a great life. >> sager first announced his diagnosis in april 2014. in less than a year, he was
working court side again. the rare cancer beaten into remission. >> doing what you're doing, we got no excuses. >> even greg popovich, the san antonio spurs coach, was moved. >> this is the first time i've enjoyed doing this ridiculous interview we're required to do just because you're here and you're back with us. welcome back. >> sager's outrageous outfits endeared him to fans and players who didn't shy away from some good natured ribbing. >> take this outfit home and you burn it. >> where did that come from? the outfits? >> something i've always been. always lively. >> the wardrobe choices were window dressing to a hall of fame career. >> i did recognize you right away. i thought you were the good humor ice cream man. >> one of his big scoops came in 1974 when a trench coat wearing 22-year-old sager managed to get on the field as hank aarons became baseball's home run king. >> sometimes greater things are
expected from those who are absent. >> sager was an nba icon, but his first chance to work a finals game came only this year. >> sports are in my soul. something that, you know, i want to be part of and it very, very well helps my therapy. >> craig sager is survived by his wife stacy and five children. last night his son craig jr. tweeted, we packed a lifetime into the 28 years together. pay it forward, time. #sagerstrong. so many memories that friends shared with me, he made you feel like you were the most important person in the room, no matter who you were. >> i worked in kansas city, competing stations way back in the day. he was a knockout even then with local sports. everybody knew who craig sager was. so sorry to hear this news. >> he made his mark on the world. watching him fight and the way that he wouldn't use it as an excuse is really just remarkable. >> live with courage and die with courage. >> best suits in the business.
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♪ ♪ residents in outlying parts of corpus christi have to have the all clear this morning to use their water again. officials say between three and 24 gallons of a potentially harmful chemical leaked into the water supply. they told all residents to avoid tap water for any use. that led to long lines of bottled water. manuel, good morning. >> good morning. usually this sandwich shop would be busy, getting ready for the breakfast rush, but as you can
see, it is empty. and even though the tap water is flowing right now, and it looks okay, this business and many others here cannot reopen until the city says this water is safe. >> what do we want? >> clean water. >> some people in corpus christi, texas, say they're battling against chemicals many of them have never heard of. >> there were two type of chemicals and i'm not the chemical expert, so i relied on several people. >> dan mcqueen is mayor of the city of more than 320,000. >> we don't think it was introduced to anybody in our city other than the industrial district. >> on wednesday, workers at ergon asphalt and emulsions noticed a sheen and alerted the city. the city's warning prompted a
rush at grocery stores. carol madden said she could only take home three liters. >> well, we woke up and there was a ban on using all water, no washing your hands, brushing your teeth, taking a shower. >> isabella says she and other members of the community have been meeting since the city's last water issue happened back in may. >> everybody is running around trying to collect water. this is a huge failure of providing good services for the community. >> i think people are wondering whether the city can keep the water safe. >> let me clarify something. this was not a water boil. this was a third party that has been identified and i believe it has been in the press so far and we will hold them accountable, but they contaminated our water supply. >> what can the city do to prevent this type of contamination from happening again? >> my number one concern right now is the public is safe, we can get you guys -- get the city back operating again. >> ergon sued a third party
contractor over the contamination but the contractor denied responsibility. in the meantime, officials here are reportedly looking into whether other chemicals may be in the water. but so far there have been no reported illnesses and no word that anyone has actually ingested tainted water. alex? >> manuel, thanks. could new potential evidence free a woman convicted of murdering a toddler? >> i'm erin moriarty from "48 hours." a young woman sits in prison, convicted of murdering a young toddler at a day-care center. but was evidence kept from the defense? did a prosecution witness lie? that's coming up on "cbs this morning." and did the prosecution lie? that is coming up on "cbs this morning." ♪
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♪ a young woman is serving 31 years in prison for murdering a toddler at a day care. the former teacher's assistant confessed after a long interrogation by investigators. despite that, she has maintained her innocence for several years. on tomorrow's "48 hours" erin moriarty reports on new potential evidence that could set the woman free. here is a preview. >> are you ready to fight? >> reporter: there is a battle in lake county, illinois, to overturn melissa calusinski. >> melissa is innocent and should be freed now.
>> reporter: in 2011, the 25-year-old teacher's assistant was convicted of murdering this toddler at a chicago day care center. >> i had nothing to do with it and i'm going to keep continuing to say that. >> reporter: but melissa was the last one with ben in january 2009 before his death. the pathologist who did the autopsy said that the child had suffered massive bleeding in his head and a skull fracture on the day he died. yet, ben did not have any cuts or obvious wounds. >> i am not the killer. >> reporter: the interrogation was grueling. melissa told police over and over again she didn't do it. 79 times. >> i never put my hands on him. >> reporter: after nine hours, she confessed. >> show us how hard you threw him on the ground. >> i went like that. >> reporter: while melissa says she was pressured into confessing, lake county assistant state's attorney
stephen scheller says it's clear she is guilty. pchild internallily and it's clear she killed benjamin. >> reporter: defense experts say the state's medical evidence was wrong that, in fact, it was an old injury that contributed to ben kingan's death. what is more, they claim that clear x-rays found after melissa's conviction proved the child did not have a skull fracture either. >> there is definitely no skull fracture here. >> reporter: and melissa's defense attorney kathleen zellner says that fact was deliberately kept from defense attorneys by manipulating the x-rays given to them before trial. >> this is the original. >> that is the original. >> this is what the defense team was given. >> this is what the defense team was given. >> reporter: why would someone want to do that? >> to obscure whether there was a skull fra you. >> reporter: she also charges that a key witness for the state, pathologist dr. manny montez, was not truthful when he testified at trial, that he had
felt the fracture with his own hands. >> he touched it. he looked at it. >> it was unbelievable what he saw! the only problem is he never saw any of it. >> reporter: prosecutors turn by the system that their trial witness with dr. montez and denied that anyone manipulated evidence. but this fall there was a new hearing. what did the judge decide? >> erin moriarty is with us now. good morning. why the question the child had a skull fracture so significant? >> i think it's actually everything. if there was a skull fracture that is really the only evidence that a murder occurred. that is the best evidence that there was a deliberate act. if there was no skull fracture, then the medical experts i've spoken to say they can't even say there was a deliberate act. and to that point, last year, because these clear x-rays came up that show no skull fracture, the cause of death was changed last year to from homicide to undetermined. so when you have a woman sitting
in prison when the medical experts can't agree a murder occurred. >> you said she is getting a new hearing. how unusual is that? >> very unusual. and that is because -- this is why we stay on the story. it seems like every year, there is more and more evidence coming up that either she didn't do it, definitely she didn't do it, but maybe there was no murder at all? >> but she confessed. i don't understand. how do you confess? >> i know you have a problem with this, gayle. >> i do. >> number one, she has a low verbal i.q. and she has a hard time understanding what people are saying and a hard time expressing herself. >> it was a long interrogation. >> it was nine hours. she told me afterwards, trust me, i really went after on this, she told me afterwards she felt she had to to get out of the room. >> a tragic story that is not yet concluded. >> no. >> erin, thanks for that. you can see her full report "the fight for melissa" on "48 hours" tomorrow night on cbs. >> common is in the green room
when we come back. he has done a lot and won a richmond, crews are fighting a fire at a wrecking yard on richmond, crews are fighting a fire at a wrecking yard on gertrude avenue. c-h-p officials say a good morning, it's 8:25. i'm michelle griego. right now in richmond, crews are fighting a fire at a wrecking yard this is on gertrude avenue, a look from chopper 5 right now, you can see all of those cars on fire with that thick, black smoke. the wind right now is at 13 miles per hour. so that is just pushing that smoke into some of the neighborhoods. we are going to have more on this in just a bit. today, uber resumes talks with the dmv over permit issues involving self-driving cars. uber maintains the program is in a testing phase and doesn't need a permit because the driver is still behind the wheel. in the next half-hour of "cbs this morning," a rapper with a new album. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,
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good morning, happy friday! it's 8:27. we do have breaking news in richmond. we have a fire that's causing some shutdowns on our roads. so let's take a look now at our live chopper 5 feed. wow, look at those flames from the junkyard fire. avoid richmond parkway between pittsburg and gertrude avenue and take southbound san pablo avenue instead or westbound 80 as your alternate route to get through this area.
moving over now to the -- ♪[ music ]♪ >> -- moving over now to mass transit, we have a 10-minute delays all trains systemwide bart. all other mass transit on time. out the door the skies are clearing. you can stow away the umbrella for the next seven to 10 days. it's live our weather camera looking out towards sfo where so far we have no reports of any local airport delays and notice just how clear the skies are. currently, we have temperatures in the 40s. later today these are highs. 52 to 56 degrees. that's as good as it gets with a northwest wind that will kick into 20 miles per hour. in fact, it's a breezy start to your day, as well. with those winds factoring into those temperatures, it's going to feel downright raw. but frigid tonight in fact national weather service has just issued a freeze warning in effect away from the bay. temperatures from 27 to 32, 33 degrees. it's a cool, dry weather pattern through wednesday.
♪ ♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning" on this friday morning. coming up in this half hour, rapper common's new album has been described as a call to action. the award winning musician and actor, thank you very much, common, is in our toyota green room. why he wants his latest music to motivate people to fight injustice. >> plus, a sacred sound, the company's pope francis when he presides over mass at the vatican. charlie meets the pope's choir. ahead, a sample of the harmonies in a preview of sunday's broadcast. time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. new york times list the event americans most shaped the
country in their lifetime, 9/11 attacks were nape e named by mo three-quarters of those polled. the election of president obama was a distant second at 40%. that was followed by the tech revolution, kennedy assassination. princeton suspended the men's swimming team over racist and sexist messages. similar behavior prompted recent suspensions at two other ivy league schools, harvard and columbia. the detroit free press reports general motors will begin testing self-driving chevy volts on public roads. gm is testing autonomous cars around its center in the city's suburbs. it also has been experimenting with driverless cars in san francisco and in scottsdale. michigan's governor signed legislation last week to approve the testing. time reports on a call to
change expiration labels on food, labels like best by or sell by may confuse shoppers. they want meat and dairy companies to label products with a best if used by date. the proposal is an effort to reduce food waste. and britain's guardian says some scientists think aging might be reversible. lab mice treated with a new gene therapy had straighter spines, cardiovascular health was better, and they lived 30% longer. scientists say the techniques are not suited for immediate use in people. >> where can we get those? >> find me that mouse. >> new music from common is described as his most political work yet since his debut album in 199 2. the musician and actor has received much acclaim, winning three grammy awards, one for glory which was featured in selma. also won an academy award and golden globe last year for best
original song. his latest work released last month is entitled black america again, 11th studio album. they describe him as a masterful poet whose lyrical exercises have awakened and enlightened. we welcome common to the table here at "cbs this morning." your ears must have been burning. we were talking about you in the green room. >> overjoyed. >> i think you have a lot going on in your head. it features a track from your dad who is no longer with us, james brown who is no longer with us. stevie wonder is on it. the music i thought -- we were talking about this, it is so important and so relevant. why was it important to you now to do this? what are you trying to say? >> what i'm trying to say is -- what i'm trying to say is that we -- that love is important. that black humanity is important. humanity is important. i really call it black america
because it is not just only about black people, but it is talking about the experience, the black experience and trying to express that, that humanity, fatherhood, i talk about my father and our relationship, or talk about love and unfamiliar or talk about the struggles that black people have been through, it is just showing that. and i feel like right now, at a time where we got so much going on in the world, we really got to relate to each other as human beings. so just really about showing that humanity. you also say you were inspired by tonahese coates and hamilton. >> it showed me, like, you can be out there doing something conscious and aware and something about bringing people together and it be at a high level. when i read between the world and me, i was, like, wow, this is like -- i saw hamilton, i saw
it again last night. >> lucky you. >> my fourth time. >> lucky, lucky, lucky you. >> for me it was like nothing i've seen before. it was a message of pbringing people together. it made me get inspired. i see good art like that, and it reminds me of what my purpose is in art and that's to bring people together. >> let's talk about the album itself. you have amazing contributors. john legend is back on the album. you mentioned stevie wonder. what was that like? >> to get stevie wonder on a song, his song, happy birthday, one of the songs that, like, got dr. king's birthday to be a national holiday, i used to play that as a little kid. and didn't even know -- i knew it was about dr. king, i didn't know it was going towards that message. for me to have him on, a song called black america again, where i have james brown talking, and, you know, we're talking about rewriting the black american story, it was
just, like -- >> a heavy moment. >> i can't believe this. i used to have him sitting there in the studio, singing and deciding what we were about to write about. >> you teamed up with amy duverney. you said you wanted to write something for this piece. why? >> i'm passionate about changing this epidemic of mass incarceration. i see how much it affects family, not just black and brown family, but american people all over. she has a tendency to do work, work that shifts the human spirit. brings up conversations. she does work that is powerful. i knew she was doing 13 and i just read the new jim crow, it was, like, i was really, like, i want to talk about this. and i pursued her. and i finally, you know, convinced her. >> and caught her.
>> the president's birthday party. >> you wrote this album before the election happened. >> yes. >> and it is coming out at a moment where there is deep divide. what is your message to the people listening to the album at the time. >> black and white. >> this project, i don't make art for one color or nationality. i make it for all people, really. my message is about spirituality. more than any person who is running the government, we got to be in tune with ourselves and that message is in that music about loving each other. about respecting women. i have a song called the day women took over. the world could be better if we just let that energy, that love energy flow that comes from women. >> you would like the day women took over, wouldn't you? >> absolutely. >> you also have said that your
diet helps you as a rapper. >> it does. >> looking good. >> thank you. >> i love being up here with you three. you're very important people. and i had interactions with all three of you on different places. and it is beautiful. but as far as eating, eating, you know, i eat healthy because it helps me to be clearer. i have more energy. i feel like that's the way that it helps me as far as rapping goes. i've noticed a difference in the clarity in my voice, in my thoughts, when i eat healthier. you live to not just live to eat. though i enjoy -- i feel like i enjoy it. but i would rather take care of my body and my soul. >> before you go, i have to ask you about kanye. i know you and kanye are friends. but are there times you want to say, dude, what are you doing? at trump tower, meeting with donald trump. what do you say or think about that? >> as you say, gayle, that's my
brother, and for me, like, as friends, i don't have to agree with everything that kanye does. i still love him. i particularly -- if his intention was really what he said it was, to help people -- about helping the issues in chicago, then, you know, i got to say, hey, if that's his intention, i respect that. i don't think necessarily -- that's not anything i would particularly do, and i'm able to disagree with kanye and be, like, look, that's not my move. let me know why you did that and we'll go from there. but we're still -- that's my brother no matter what. i think he's for the -- i think he's out to help people. >> you think he's well intentioned. >> common, you are one of most generous artists on the stage today. a pleasure to have you here. congrats on the new album. >> thank you. >> very good. >> pope francis has a very different soundtrack. ahead, charlie meets the pope's choir, the oldest once i heard i was going to
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choir that helps spreads the pope's message in harmony. ♪ it is the oldest choir in the world, evidence of its existence date s back to the 7th century. today it is the sistine chapel choir but more commonly known as the pope's choir. the choir may be dedicated to the pope, but historically it is it has held concerts on its own, especially at its home base. the magnificent sistine chapel. it was here beneath michelangelo's breathtaking frescos in one of the world's greatest wonders where we recently attended a concert staged by the pope's choir.
♪ ♪ >> wow. >> a magnificent experience. >> beautiful. >> on "60 minutes", we'll introduce you to the choir members and their maestro and find out how they rediscovered their own sound, sunday night right here on cbs. next, we will look at all that matters this week. you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be right back. we will be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
♪ tomorrow on "cbs this morning: saturday" is hollywood ready for a revival of musicals? i know i am. how the new movie lah-lah land is generating buzz about future musicals on the big screen. that is tomorrow. >> great to have you here. >> we are going to sing us out. >> that was fun. >> that was great. >> i loved being here. >> we with love having you. as we leave, let's take a look back at what mattered all this week. all of us here hope you have a great weekend. >> rex is friendly with many of the leaders in the world that we
don't get along with. >> mr. trump called rex tillerson one of the greatest global leaders of our time. >> some people don't like that. they don't want him to be friendly. >> rex tillerson will be the first secretary of state with no government experience. >> i'm afraid the president-elect is being -- >> the cia believes the intent was to advantage donald trump. >> i think it's ridiculous. just another excuse. >> does he trust the cia? >> he does. >> it's always something other than hillary clinton's fault why she lost and we will not accept that. >> the syrian regime is now in control of aleppo. >> is there no act of barberism that gets under your skin? >> windchills 20 to 35 degrees below zero. >> the defense went so long in its closing argument that they were losing the jury. people were nodding off and one guy asleep, out cold! >> just because there was a guilty, her husband is not there. >> alan thicke may be above all else. >> it's tough to parent without
eight writers. >> oh, come on! keep your money. ♪ uptown funky >> i got faith in you baby. ♪ i got faith in you now >> charlie is a very good dancer. don't let this suit and the tennis shoes fool you. >> what do teenagers want? potted plant parents. >> they like to have were parents around but that doesn't mean they want to interact with their parents. so i think a potted plant makes a good metaphor for that. >> could i move into your office? if you were there -- >> i will be your potted plant. >> i don't think you want me as a potted plant. you want more than that. >> it's so nice to have you at the table. >> it's so good to be here! so good to be here. >> is that hard? >> i tell you what, i'm in a suit and i fell like a fish out of water! >> base you're usually crawling through the snow!
♪ ♪ it's too late to apologize >> not going to be the one hit wonder like vh1 where are they now? the apologize band of 2007. >> where is ryan tedder! >> happy christmas! >> that deserves a round of applause, studio! james corden and your team, genius! >> but doesn't mariah look so gooed g good in red? >> is that what you see? red? >> by the way, by the way, you'll do things to my body. ♪ i didn't know that was starting to like it ♪ >> one of the most interesting tables in the world right here. >> i think we should come back in 2017. >> i'm doing it! i'll be here. >> charlie, yes, i'll marry you. yes. >> wedding on "cbs this morning"! ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
scene of a large fire, on the outskirts of richmond. smoke from the fire can be seen for miles. the fire is burning at an , good morning. it's 8:55 a.m. i'm michelle griego. a shelter in place is in place on the outskirts of richmond. smoke from a large fire can be seen for miles. it's burning at an auto salvage yard off gertrude avenue and the fire started around 7:45 this morning. fire crews are on the scene and are trying to get that blaze under control. contra costa county health services is sending a hazmat team to the scene. but the winds are 13 miles an hour in that area right now. so that is just sending that heavy thick black smoke into the neighborhoods into that area. you know that, smoke is causing some visibility problems along nearby roads.
sirens have been activated to warn people to stay inside and this is in the area of gertrude avenue and richmond parkway. downer elementary school is in the shelter in place area and, of course, we are going to have more details coming up on kpix 5 news at noon. you can also stay updated on our website, cbssf.com. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
good morning. it's 8:58. you have heavy smoke and delays in your area and we'll tell you why right now. here's a live look at richmond parkway near gertrude avenue. this fire is due to a large junkyard and all the cars are on fire right now and we have crews trying to clear that out. but this is causing a lot of shutdowns in the area. take southbound san pablo avenue or westbound 80 as your alternate to get on the richmond/san rafael bridge. roberta? >> smoke is blowing onshore due to winds at 13. air temperature currently is in the 50s and 60s. we have picked up to 7 inches of rain in the past 24 hours. right now there you have those wind speeds clocked at 16 miles per hour in throughout the richmond area. today's high temperatures with the winds continuing ten to twenty in the 50s. dry and cool through wednesday. ,,,
you got the car! - holy cow! you've got the big deal! you won-- now dance. cat gray's over there jamming the tunes. vamos al 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: what's up, america? i'm wayne brady. this is "let's make a deal." who wants to make a deal? let's go. squirrel. come on over here, flying squirrel, michelle. everybody else, have a seat. let's go, let's go. where is she? probably got lost in the trees. careful, careful. you can't really fly. michelle, welcome to the show. hey, michelle. what do you do? - i'm a caregiver. wayne: well, let me give you some care, and welcome to the show right now.