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captioning made possible by johnson & johnson, where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations >> pauley: good morning. i'm jane pauley and this is "sunday morning." winter is over, at long last. but there's no end in sight to the great divide in american politics. left versus right. democrat versus republican. there seems to be no common ground nor very much mutual respect either. so, what's behind this huge and bitter gap?
ted koppel will report our cover story. >> of all of the media outlets which one ever the worst? >> cnn! >> which one? >> cnn! >> television host sean hannity is a passionate conservative, an early and devoted supporter of donald trump and a regular viewer of cbs "sunday morning." >> i watch this show every sunday i'm not going to watch this week when this is on. can ahead. >> find out why as we examine america's great divide. ahead on "sunday morning." >> pauley: danny devito is already a star of film and tv, many times over. now it's curtain up on his latest and very different act. martha teichner will be taking us back stage. >> you see the main thing today is shopping. >> danny devito has just made his broadway debut. >> and i go right in there.
>> and he has a secret in his dressing room. >> it's 22 bucks. >> later this "sunday morning," danny devito with a spring in his step at 7. >> solomon does it like, in costume. >> pauley: the rock stars we'll admire this morning will never be seen performing on any stage. but as tracy smith will show us, they're a sight to behold nonetheless. >> this crystal is 7,000 pounds. >> richard berger started collecting crystals in 1968. and never really stopped. but there are times where you have to say to richard, enough is enough? >> oh, i've tried. i don't think i'm very effective at that. >> now he's amassed one of the biggest collections on the planet. we'll have a look. ahead this "sunday morning." >> pauley: can you believe it?
wonder woman is celebrating her diamond anniversary. and with faith salie this morning, so are we. >> she may not look it but wonder woman just turned 75. just don't tell that to tv's lynda carter. the character is 75 years old. somebody said, are you really 75? i went, no. >> from the comics to that costume, the super life of wonder woman, later on "sunday morning." >> mo rocca is hung up on the telephone booth. you remember those. ben tracy shows us the paintings of john mclaughlin on view at long last. jim axelrod salutes cbs sports legend vern lindquist's half century of calling the shots. and more. first, here are the headlines
for sunday morning, the 26th of march, 2017. a menacing storm system passed through several states yesterday. several mobile homes were demolished in cato, arkansas. and an apparent tornado destroyed a church in ringgold, louisiana, no one was hurt. supporters of president trump rallied in cities across the country saturday. one day after republicans failed to repeal and replace obamacare. there were counter demonstrations, too. in california punches were thrown and at least four people arrested. the pentagon has confirmed that an airstrike earlier this month in iraq that's believed to have killed at least 200 civilians in mosul was conducted by the u.s.-led coalition. witnesses say many of the dead were women and children. landmarks the world over dimmed their lights yesterday for earth hour. an annual event to call attention to the problem of
global climate change. half the final four is set. gonzaga is going for the first time after crushing xavier. and last night, oregon shocked top-seeded kansas to make its first return since 1939. cbs sports march madness coverage resumes later today. now the weather. thunderstorms, even isolated tornadoes, are on the map again today from the southern plains into the midwest. storms could also dampen the east and the northwest. in the week ahead, scattered showers for many, with another round of severe storms over the plains. >> he's a neonazi. >> pauley: next. confronting the great did i individual. >> america first! fresh first! ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
>> to be honest i inherited a mess. it's a mess. >> no, you inherited a fortune. we elect a mess. >> there is very little common ground left. only battling perceptions of reality. >> are you all happy with the last 30 days? [ applause ] >> neither side seems to have much use for the other and in this age of the internet and cable tv, very little is out of bounds. >> donald trump, america's wealthiest hemorrhoid. >> democrats want to dissolve the borders. isn't that what that snake obama did? >> there are legions driving the country further and further apart. >> president trump has still done more for this country in the last 40 days than barack obama did in eight years. >> the pew study finds 81% of voters say they cannot agree
with the other side on basic facts. which may owe something to the president's campaign against the fake news. >> of all of the media outlets, which one was the worst? >> cnn! >> which one? >> cnn! >> cnn! the most trusted name in news. >> just because of the attack of fake news and attacking our network, i just want to ask you, sir -- >> i'm changing it from fake news, though. >> doesn't that under -- very fake news. >> there's nothing new about simmering hostility between the president and the press. >> the president should treat the press just as fairly as the press treats him. >> in march of 1976, the nixon presidency was lurching toward destruction by watergate. and there was an ongoing tension between the president and the cbs white house correspondent. >> thank you, mr. president, dan
rather with cbs news. mr. president. >> are you running for something? >> no, sir, mr., are you? >> norm ornstein, a resident scholar at the american enterprise institute was then and remains now a student of our political system and our media. >> we would watch network news shows and we would sit there and we would have, basically, a common set of facts that would emerge from them. as we've moved to the new media world, the more you've got this cacophony of voices, the more you cut through it by basically shock value. and that's why people now are
driven not by their own attachment to their own parties, they're driven by a hatred for those on the other side. >> democrats, the alt-left, propaganda, destroy trump media, continue to ignore facts in what is clearly now become a political witch hunt. >> sean hannity's television program on fox has a nightly audience of 2.million viewers. he has, from the first, promoted donald trump and a highly partisan agenda. >> honestly, i think liberalism has to be defeated. socialism must be defeated in a political sense. this is not -- we don't want a revolution. >> what do you want? you got the white house, you got the house, you got the senate. >> then we have english snowflakes and democratic establishment, i say the press in this country is out to destroy this president. >> well, the president's real troubles again today were not with the media but with the facts. >> it's absolutely crazy.
he keeps repeating ridiculous throw away lines that are not true at all. >> i think the president is somewhat indifferent to things that are true or false. he has spent his whole life. he has succeeded by -- >> they live in two separate world and they don't understand trump's. >> rush limbaugh had a lot to do with creating though two separate world. but he couldn't have done it until 1987. when the federal communications commission did away with the so-called fairness doctrine. >> what was what? >> the fairness doctrine basically said that people on radio and television, if they presented one political point of view, had to balance it with the opposite political point of view. >> welcome to the rush limbaugh program, a program exclusively designed for rich conservatives and right-minded republicans and those who want to be either or both. >> free of the fairness doctrine, rush limbaugh and
conservative talk radio exploded into a political force of nature. >> now, you take conservative talk radio, move that forward to tribal cable television and then layer on to that e-mail and social media. and all of a sudden we live in a world where people can get information and believe it's absolutely true and not have to get any kind of opposing point of view. and once they believe it, they will always believe it even if it's utterly false. >> we have to give some credit to the american people that they're somewhat intelligent and this they know the difference between an opinion show and a news show. you're not -- you're cynical. look at that -- >> i'm cynical. >> you think we're bad for america? >> you do? >> in the long haul i think you -- >> really? >> and all these opinion shows -- >> that's sad. >> because you're very good at what you do and because you hava significantly more influential -- >> you are selling the american
people short. >> let me finish the sentence before you do that. >> i'm listening. with all due respect. >> you have -- take the floor. >> you have attracted people who are determined that ideology is more important than facts. >> it is, says white house press secretary sean spicera media landscape that his boss, president trump, well understand. >> he doesn't conform to washington norms or political standard about saying the right thing all the time or conforming to this. i understands that he has a direct voice to the american people. he's got over 100 million plus people that follow him on different social media channels when you combine twitter and facebook and instagram. >> you've heard that line that was in "the atlantic," the press takes him literally but not seriously. his followers take him seriously but not literally. are we really at a point where we are being told we shouldn't take the president of the united states literally? >> i think should you take him
literally. the president's very authority teartive when he speaks. you have to understand that we have 1/4 cake eart that something trying to look at that, this moons the following is a little bit too much. >> that's one good reason for not using -- >> well, no -- it's not -- twitter. >> a lot of times folks feel threatened by the fact that he has a direct pipeline to the american people. >> grab them by the [ bleep ] >> last fall after the release of the infamous "access hollywood" tape spell owl his obscenities on its front page. seemingly heedless of the pap's slogan, all the news that's fit to print. dean baquet, the paper's executive editor calls it a clear decision. >> it wasn't even much of a debate, surprisingly. >> if you just put f -- that
wouldn't have done it? >> that feels coy. i think that there was something about the sentences themselves the force of it to have the video with him saying it and then to have f: k felt like coy. >> if i were a donald trump supporter i'd be seething every day. these guys are out to do him in and one way or another it's going to be us or them. >> i think my job is to ask hard questions about the largest revolution in government we've seen in my lifetime as a journalist. not to attack him, but to ask really hard questions about him. and also to ask hard questions of a completely new cast of government officials who we know very little about. and and i think if we don't do that meaning the pets, i don't think anybody else will. >> is there any way that the extraordinarily influential "new
york times" can help to close the gap, heal the rift? >> i don't think it's my job to heal america. i don't think that's part of the life of journal." some of what's happening in the country is healthy. there is an ability now for people to talk to each other. we're all focused on the people who say nasty things to each other and who say nasty things out loud. but that's not all that's going on. call me a naive southerner, but you can't convince me that this is not a more open, wide world and that is much of it sort of throws us off our game a little bit. meaning the press. maybe we need to have ourselves thrown off our game a little bit, you know? >> it need to be said that our bitter political divide didn't begin in the age of trump. but it has evolved. last spring in june 2016 a pew
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>> pauley: now a page from our "sunday morning" almanac, march 26, 2011, six years ago today. the day harry coover died at the age of 94. an eastman kodak chemist during world war ii, coover was trying to perfect a clear plastic gun site for the military. but during experiments with a subject stan known as cyan cyanoacrylate. this video if from the national science and technology award foundation. >> everything was sticking to everything. finally, the government cancelled the contract. >> over time, however, coover came to realize the value of all-sticking adhesive. as a result was eastman 10 a product eventually rebranded as super glue, which coover
demonstrated for host marry moore on tv's "i've got a secret." >> dr. coover's secret is the only thing between my 150 pound and that wire will be one drop of glue. >> pauley: not that super glue's usefulness was confined to tv stunts and home repairs. as coover explained, it had remarkable healing powers as well. >> during the vietnam war, one of the generals came to us and said, i want this for us out in the battlefield when the medics go out, a guy guy's got a big hole in his belly or some place, bleeding. he takes this and sprays it, instantaneously stops the bleeding. >> pauley: in the years since a slightly different form that have very same chemical has been developed to heal wound and replace stitches in surgery. as for harry coover, he racked up more than 400 patents during his career. >> for his invention --
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>> pauley: like this amethyst geode rock stars of mineralogy and obsession of a collector in seattle. tracy smith shows us the goods. >> seattle, washington, wears its natural beauty out in the open. but the views can be just as stunning indoors if you know where to look. in a neighborhood not far from the space needle, there's a warehouse that looks like mother nature's private museum.
for security reasons, they won't allow us to show the exterior, because inside, there are these. giant crystals, some the size of a exact car. and perfect formations, brilliant white or clear as glacial ice. when i think of crystals i think of those little dainty things that people wear around their necks. >> this is not one of those. >> collector richard berger found this one in namibia. >> this crystal is 7,000 pounds. >> berger has isn't his adult life and most of his money, chasing the biggest, most perfect specimens he could find. and he's especially proud of these, they are called concretions, great swirling masses of rock from fontainebleau, france, formed into shapes when ancient hot springs suddenly cooled. >> they wept from water to rock
in minutes. >> what might be more amazing is how richard berger's rocks have transformed him. in 1968, he was a philadelphia medical student on a road trip across america when he happened across a tiny shack in wyoming with crystals for sale. >> i think this little piece, the most beautiful thing. and i was completely enchanted by it. >> so enchanted, in fact, that he dropped out of medical school and basically roomed the earth writing the biggest and most startling things ever dug up. this is amazing. because it look like someone made this. >> this is a photographic memory of life on planet earth 52 million years ago. >> it's actually the the fossillized bottom of a tropical lake imprinted with ancient fish around a palm frond dug up in what is now wyoming. that crystal formation looked like it came straight off a superman movie celt. >> this street officer krypton,
also known as arkansas. >> just handling a crystal can have a healing effect. they have long been symbols of power. just look at the crowns used in british coronations. >> the archbishop lift the crown of st. edward and hold it for a moment above the queen's head. >> what's on their head? mostly diamonds, rubies, sapphire and emerald, crystals that have been cut into variety of shapes and made into a hat. >> long live the queen. >> he's never owned a crown. but by 1977, richard berger had collected enough crystals to open a store in his native new york city. miriam dyak and her girlfriend were customers one day in 1982. >> he thought my friend was cute. he didn't really notice me. >> paid no attention to her whatsoever. i made up for it though. >> long story authority they married in 1985. as their relationship grew, so did richard's collection.
but are there times where you have to say to richard, enough is enough? >> oh, i've tried. i don't think i'm very effective at that. >> i say that's an understatement. >> they have managed to make a living selling a piece here and there but most of their money has done back into this direction, which has now become too expensive for them to keep. >> yes, we need to sell it because otherwise we have nothing. >> this represents a very, very significant investment. but that doesn't mean that we left enough for ourselves, right, to live that comfortably. so, you know, we have our 15-year-old car. we have no stock portfolio. we don't own a house. we live in 315 square foot apartment -- >> how big? 315 square feet? >> right and -- the crystals get 6,000 square feet. >> we're sitting on the greatest collection of giant crystals in the world. >> they're hoping to sell it all
to someone who will keep the collection intact and build a museum around it. berger won't quote a price except to say it's in the multi-millions. they have had offers, but only for individual pieces, like the wyoming lake bottom. >> for instance, we had somebody wanted to come in like six months ago, wanted to put it in the lobby of a new sheraton they were building. >> you said? >> i said, no. with five cents in the bank i said no to selling that, because we're trying to hold the integrity of this collection together. at a certain point if that becomes improbable to sustain, then you go, all right, enough of this. >> but not yet. >> not yet. >> after all they're not just rocks. to berger they're the foundation of a dream he wants to share with the world. >> it's a way of inspiring people, right? it's about inspiration. i think what the world needs right now more than just about
>> pauley: wonder woman, the comic book character, has reached a personal milestone. reason enough for the actress who played her on tv to talk with our faith salie. >> it may be considered impolite to reveal a woman's age. but when it's this woman, turning 75 is a wonder. born in 1941, wonder woman, along with her predecessors, superman and batman are the only super heroes to be in continuous print since their debut. for many of us, though, it was tv's lynda carter who brought wonder woman to life. for a lot of people when they
think of wonder woman they see you. >> i know. >> how does it feel? >> it's bizarre. it is humbling honestly. particularly after all this time. i don't really think that i'm wonder woman by the way. >> carter says she got the role back in 1985, largely because she looked the part, which was both a blessing and as one of the show's producers warned her, a curse. >> it's like, women are going to be so jealous of you. well, i said, not a chance. they won't be, because i'm not playing her that way. i want women to wanna be me or be my best friend. >> and it turns out providing a role model was exactly the point in creating wonder woman way back in 1941. you see, in the face of growing
concern that comics were too violent for children, dc comics publisher max gaines turned to noted psychologist and author william marston for help. >> and as the story goes, marston says, what we need is a female super hero. she'll fight for democracy and fighting for equal rights for women and her super powers will be love and truth and beauty. >> harvard professor jill lepore is the author of "the secret history of wonder woman." >> i guess what you can -- could give it a shot. always been wonder woman's original story. >> perhaps the true inspiration behind marston's fictional wonder woman were the real women in thinks life. what was hidden from the historical record was the whole marston family story. it created that commitment in marston's part. >> those women were his wife, elizabeth holloway and his
student turned mistress olive byrne. they all lived together and raised four children under one roof. >> that was kept secret by the family for good reason because they had -- sort of scandalous family life. >> and get this. the aunt of marston's mistress was margaret sanger. you know,ed famed feminist, birth control pioneer and planned parenthood founder. what's more, marston was also influenced by the suffer gist movement he witnessed as a harvard student in the early 1900s. >> american suffer gists chained themselves to the gates outside the white house. marston was inspired by this by seeing these women in chains. >> and by hearing these stories. >> no doubt that's why we see wonder woman breaking out of chains in so many of marston's early comics. he says, got to be chained up because she's annal gary for the so she can break herself asking
herself. >> that golden lasso that magically forces villains to break down and tell the truth? >> you cannot lie, what are you? >> i'm heinrich von klepper. >> you made the clone of adolph hitler? >> yes. >> no lie, psychologist marston was one of the early pioneers of lie detection. and when we first meet wonder woman she's got fairly long skirt on. >> actually it's not a skirt. >> as archivist for dc comics, ben ming leclear takes even wonder woman's wardrobe seriously. >> it's actually culottes. >> so not heroic. >> it was actually heroic. elizabeth holloway marston, mrs. marston, she can't have a skirt. it's going to end up over her head. >> whatever she was wearing she was selling 2.5 million comics a
month. but after marston's death in 1947, other writers, all male, took over and wonder woman became a little less wonderful. >> the way that wonder woman has changed demonstrates what our culture was thinking women should be in each kind of era? >> it's what i love about comic books and, really, all art for forms. they're mirrors on where we were in society. >> it wasn't until 17 when women's rights activist and wonder woman fan, gloria stein em put her on the inaugural issue of "ms" magazine that wonder woman got her star-spangled groove back. >> it is our sacred duty to defend the world. >> and coming this summer, wonder woman gets her own big budget movie proof that after 75 years of heroics, wonder woman's real super power is the power to
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its rotary phone. for some of our younger viewersa phone booth might as well be a monolith from another world. with mo rocca, we remember the good old days. ♪ >> what is this made of? some of you may recognize this coin-operated kiosks -- it's ringing. it's mo. >> it's called a phone booth. phone booths used to be everywhere. providing an office for agent maxwell smart. and r and a sanctuary for tippy hedren from killer seagulls in
"the birds." now, they're so rare that peter hacker man wrote a children's book about this one, one of only four remaining outdoor phone booths in all of manhattan. >> i walked past this phone booth every day with my kid when he was three years old. and at a certain point he said, why is that phone in a box? i realized that he didn't know what a phone booth was. >> are you coming to use the phone booth? are you serious? >> for kid, the phone booth has become something of a novelty. >> kids today hanging on the phone all day long. >> all day long, can't gee them off. >> but grownups? >> it's a phone booth. >> can't be bothered. >> you can call anyone it sound better if you use the pay phone. you can call anyone with it. the first public coin-operated pay phone appeared in hartford, connecticut, in 1889. the first phone booth debuted in
the early 1900s. [ phone ringing ] >> in the 1970 brought those semi enclosed pedestal-style pay phones which -- for most of us superman included found lacking. by the 1909s, there were nearly three l million pay phones in america. but now, just a small fraction remain. [ phone ringing ] >> hello? >> hi, is this mark thomas? >> this is mark, yes. >> mark, i think it might be easier if we do this face to face. >> oh, look at that. >> yeah, a moment ago we were just talking on the ton. >> mark thomas created the pay phone project, an online database that keeps track of the remaining pay phones around the world. what did the pay phone do to deserve this? >> well, the pay phone didn't do anything. the cell phone came along.
>> that's right, our phones got smart. mart they began putting pay phones out of business. do you see the cell phone as sort of an arriviste as won that sort of came along and stole the thunder of the pay phone? >> it stole its relevance. it made communication so simple and so trivial even, that this became a laborious way to make a phone call. >> in new york and may be coming to a city near you they are kiosk, pay phones, internet service and a port to charge your cell phone. aren't people on their cell phones enough? >> jen with the company installing them. >> people are on their phones all the time. this allows them a free way to off load their data plans for people who don't have access to mobile plans or data. we're offering that for free.
we think it's a really important public service. >> i approached this sleek and shiny upstart gingerly and called the only person whose number i actually still remember. my mother. i'm calling from a special free phone on the street of. you're on tv right now. >> owe? om, what channel is it? >> cbs, ma. the show that i'm on, cbs "sunday morning." >> okay. i'm going to look, bye. >> no, no, no, you're not on live right now, sorry. are you still there? my mother hung up on me. but i can't blame the kiosk for that. yet even with all the bells and whistles, my heart belonged to the old-timey phone booth. >> i'll make a call. >> i knew you would. i knew you'd come around. ♪ reach out and touch someone. >> nothing like reaching out.
and touching someone. >> adam? >> good morning. >> from a phone booth. >> and it turns out manhattan's still remaining outdoor phone booths are tree of charge. >> now everyone will want to use the pay phone. >> yes, we got our quarters back. >> meeting someone who actually cares and listens to what you have to say really makes a difference. >> pauley: next. it takes two. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
someone always sits alone. >> it's not a good feeling, like you're by yourself. and that's something that i don't want anybody to go through. >> dennis estimon is a haitian immigrant when he came here in first grade he felt isolated. especially at lunch. now he's a senior. he's popular. but he has not forgotten that first grade feeling. >> to me it's like if you don't try to go make that change, who is going to do it? >> so with some friend dennis started a club called "we dine together." >> we dine -- together! >> their mission to go into the courtyard at lunch time to make sure no one is starving for company. >> i'm new here. >> when did you first come here " >> for new kids especially the club is a godsend it started last fall. hundreds of friendships have formed some very unlikely. >> you're probably meeting kids you never would meet on the football team. >> ever.
>> jean max meradiu actually quit the football team, gave up all the perks, to spend more time with this club. >> i don't mind not getting a football scholarship. that is what i want to do. >> just imagine how different your teenage years would have been. if the coolest kids in school all decided you mattered it obviously takes a lot of empathy to devote your lunch period to this. either that or firsthand experience. >> i went from a school where i always had friend to coming to where i had nobody. >> club member allie sealy transferred two years ago. she says with no one to sit next to, lunch can be the most you can crush desecrating part of the day. >> it just seems really unfair. it's honestly an issue. meeting someone who actually cares and listens to what you have to say really makes a difference. and that can happen at lunch, that can happen at our club. it's going to make a difference. >> and not just here at boca high. >> i'll be around tomorrow if
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school days here 50 years ago, led to a polite feeding frenzy. >> you got it? >> yeah. >> israel. that's over that way, right? i don't come out a lot. but it doesn't bother me. nice to see you all. let's do it. throw myself into times square. it's like a chicken with a bunch of piranha. you know, they got to eat it up. i'm like a little dumpling. >> i'm looking for mr. louis depalma. >> in "taxi" was the break through tv role that made him a star. >> you're a lilly-livered, yellow-bellied, namby-pamby-mealy-mouthed chicken. >> there have been others. >> i try to -- off the record on the qf. >> scene stealers all.
>> it's a rolex! >> no matter how -- t only are we kidnappers, but i'm about to have a close encounter with a cattle prod. >> how villainous even. devito somehow manages to make them irresistible and funny. >> my name is julius. i'm your twin brother. >> oh, obviously. >> how would you describe your sense of hum nor. >> ahh, it's unique. i like a good banana peel. i like all that. i was raised on the marx brothers. the three stooges. what is a little cruel. it's kinda like, in a way, dark. >> just on the face of it, not necessarily someone you predict would become an actor and a-list star and a director and producer. >> you don't know. you don't know.
i went to the movies religiously every weekend to escape from life. you can imagine you always want to be that guy up there. everybody thinks that. >> from as bury park, new jersey, devito was younger by more than a decade than both his says terse. he grew up 'ford and protected. >> the thing about being in jersey and growing up with louis scalpatti and sal buradesco, anybody is going to bully you they're in trouble. nobody's going to bully you because you got your posse. >> i had my posse. emotionally my posse was my family. my mother, my father, my sisters. >> after high school, he worked in his sister angie's beauty salon, yes, doing hair. angie sent him to learn make up, which is how he ended up at the american academy of dramatic arts in new york city. >> there it is. the american academy right there. where i went to school. >> devito discovered he liked
performing. being short never got in his way. >> i never did not go for an audition because i didn't think i looked like the person. i think of all the characters that i've ever played, they're always about five feet tall. >> one of his favorites was the penguin in batman returns. >> batman! arggghhh! >> i think you should have gotten an oscar for that. >> i had to sit in the make up chair for three years, sometimes i had to wear flippers. >> how do you eat lunch with flippers on? >> eating lunch is easy. somebody can feed you. other things you have to do with your hands. >> do you have a sense of what is a danny devito character that you're drawn to? >> i like what i'm doing now, solomon is like a great part. years ago, a man was unhappy, didn't know what to do with himself. he'd go to church, start the
revolution, or something. it's a character part, a 0-year-old yiddish man, it's a little different. a lot of layers laid on this character that are unique for me. >> at 72, danny devito is making his broadway debut in arthur miller's "the price." >> i shouldn't have come. no, this is too much for me. i thought there would be a few pieces -- way too much for me. >> circling back to the stage, where he began. >> you've been at it eight shows a week and it's exhausting. >> it's like good, you want more. i would do more. i figure like like ten, 12 shows a week. that's terrific! >> so car mark ruffalo a fan and now a friend was in awe. >> ask him to show you his script. it's like -- it's curled, i mea-
>> come, sit down right there. this is my script. >> what kind of stuff do you write in the margin? >> all kind of stuff about where to go, what you want to try, stuff like that in the script. >> how did an italian get into the mindset of a geriatric jew? danny devito headed for barney greengrass. >> hey, gary. >> his favorite new york deli. >> i used to come couple times a week just, like, to sit in, listen to people, you know, it's good. >> and you got idea for solomon? >> it's good to try to day dream your way in to it. >> of course -- how about a nice potato latkes. >> a good excuse to meet. >> just like grandma gertie used to make. rhea's grandmother was the best.
>> that's devito's wife and some time costar, the very funny 4-time emmy winner rhea perlman. >> i did not blew my hat to my head. the hat shrunk. the fibers fused to my hair. ow! >> together since 1971, they have three grown children and were until recently considered one of the most stable couples in hollywood. everybody says, oh, are danny and rhae perlman still together? i read that you're getting a divorce and so -- >> we're not getting a divorce. but we separated. yeah. >> she was here for the opening? >> absolutely. we're really close. we've been friend for 40-something years. >> where does -- i mean, for people who love both of you -- >> we love each other. >> at some stage in his life and career what danny devito doesn't want to do is slow down
or play it safe. >> where's the robes? >> no clearer evidence of that is his role at frank reynolds in the bizarre black comedy "it's always sunny in philadelphia." >> these guys put me in like situations, themselves, too, it's like -- it's like "i lovely key" on acid. it's really far out. >> example, his infamous couch scene. >> sew me into the couch! >> which went viral on youtube. >> it's like a big halibut, being birthed. just like coming out naked. like greasy from sweat. it was just amazing. i had to do it several times. >> several times? >> came out -- kept degreesing myself up more. so i could come out faster. >> i've been slimed. i've fallen out of windows. i've had like, you know,
amnesia. god, it's fun. it's my program moline, you want to get on it. >> so, the novel way danny devito warms up in his dressing room before every performance shouldn't surprise you. >> in costume. >> you have a lot of energy. >> i do have a lot of energy. >> pauley: ahead, get to know the work of john mclaughlin. but what if you could turn things around? what if you could love your numbers? discover once-daily invokana®. it's the #1 prescribed sglt2 inhibitor that works to lower a1c. invokana® is a pill used along with diet and exercise to significantly lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. and in most clinical trials, the majority reached an a1c goal of 7 percent or lower.
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names that come to mind. pollack. rothko. de kooning. but what about mclaughlin. all right. so let's start with a bit of honesty. when they told me we were doing a story on john mclaughlin. i said, john, who? why is this art worthy of this exhibit? >> there's a resurgence of interest in going back to the '50s, '60s and '70s and find go those artists who may not have been the ones who were the bold-faced names that first time around. these are artist who perhaps more quietly and less economic success, continue to create a really powerful body of work. >> i mean, it does feel very peaceful in here. >> it does, doesn't it? >> stephanie barron is a curator of an exhibit at the los angeles county museum of art featuring the work of post-war artist john
mclone lynn. >> a kind of meditative quality that invites you to slow down. >> he was relatively unknown, partially because he lived in southern california, not new york city. the epicenter of modern art in the mid 20th century. he was also a bit of a late bloomer. >> i mean, he doesn't start painting until he's 48. he bought canvases at sears. he used house point. he didn't to go art school. he didn't apprentice with other artists. these are were all traditional ways that artists became artists. >> mclaughlin was born in 1898 outside of boston. he adopted his mother's fondness for japanese art and would spend several years abrading asia, collecting art and learning japanese and mandarin. he later served there as an army translator during world war ii. mclaughlin's artistic choices were inspired by the japanese idea "ma" meaning the void or
space between. a unique approach at the time. so when you look at this, what is the japanese influence that you see here? >> well, i think he's giving equal weight to spaces in between, and there is not so much of a foreground and a background. but the background becomes the foreground. >> i would stack him up against any american artist of the 20th century. he breaks every rule you can think of in terms of good, acceptable composition for a painting. he splits his painting in half. who does that? >> christopher knight is chief art critic at the "los angeles times." >> and in the '50s in new york, coming after world war ii, the void was a very different concept for jackson pollack and mark rothko. the void was a place of terror. the world had almost collapsed after holocaust and the hydrogen bomb.
that's in some respects almost the opposite of mclaughlin was doing. the void as a place in which consciousness and perception can emerge. >> mclaughlin died in 1976, just as his reputation was building. he had no children, so his paintings were eventually sold off. the los angeles county museum of art exhibit is set to close next month. but knight hopes it fills the void of appreciation he feels the artist truly deserves. >> when you have an artist of mclaughlin's brilliance, it behooves you to pay attention to him if you have any interest in art whatsoever. and here is this largely unknown jewel in a fantastic exhibition, perfectly organized, waiting for you to go see it, why not?
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>> pauley: vern lundquist has been calling the shots for all kind of sports here at the cbs longer that most of us remember. and doing it better, jim axelrod remind us, just about anyone. >> if you can't place the voice. >> by george, the dream is alive. >> chances are you haven't paid much attention to sports. not just this year -- >> puts it up, yes! >> but for the past half century. >> davis goes left. davis gets a block. no flags! >> vern lundquist has made some of sports most memorable calls. >> an answered prayer! >> the challenges is to be
appropriate to the moment. to not embellish the moment, to not overwhelm it. >> an old-school craftsman whose voice is pure baritone on the next bar stool. >> maybe -- yes, sir! >> the calls that anybody would cut their left arm off to have presented to them as a sportscaster. >> i get that. >> how do you make sense that have? >> i don't. i just say, thank heaven. >> in a couple of hours he'll call another ncaa tournament game. and in a couple of weeks dash he'll be as his familiar perch on the 16th hole at the masters at 76 vern lundquist is not quite at the finish line of his career but he can see it. last december he wrapped up 17 years as the play by play man for college football's power house southeastern conference.
is he maded and saluted by college football fans for months, who made plain how they feel about the charming, folksy companion they call "uncle vern." how do you articulate what that even feels like? >> well, i had to swallow hard and pinch my inner thigh to keep from crying. >> but if you think giving up millions of people saying tribute to you is tough to do, you don't know vern. he made his living from sports. but not his life. what does music give you? >> a soul, a depth. >> it touches some part of you. >> very deeply. very deeply. >> that soul is touched most deeply here in the snowy colorado rockies. built this magnificent structure. >> where for years, vern and his wife nancy have been highly
instrumental in the strings music festival which "sunday morning" first visited back in 1992. >> beautiful screen reinspires you. you're creating beauty and there is beauty. >> lundquist often lend his famous pipes as a master of ceremonies to something that may mean even more to him than a game. >> i'm used to talking about alabama and auburn. and we've got 20 million people watching it doesn't phase me but -- >> when you got 550. >> i walk out this door it's a hard swallow usually -- dear lord, get me through this. >> these days, vern lundquist is looking back with gratitude. so everybody wrote a little something. the people you worked with, our colleagues, they loved you, too. >> yeah. it was palpable. we'll miss you. well, i'll miss them. >> still, the lesson to be drawn from his life is that he's also looking forward.
that's what happens when you have someone like nancy, right along with you. she's traveled the world by his side in the booth for years. >> on our first date we discovered that we had this mutual love of symphonic and classical music. and that was the first glue that we found to hold us together. >> you're bound not by football. >> no. >> you're bound by music? >> and especially here. >> here is the city of steamboat springs. >> it's a ski resort attached to a ranching community. >> what's the draw? >> the people. the people that live here and the friendships that we accumulated over the years. >> it's been their home for the last 33 years. it's a place where vern lundquist can walk the streets during the winter carnal as both a next door neighbor and a local hero. is there still some satisfaction as you know that you walk down the street that people say,
that's vern. >> sure, of course. of course it is. >> it's a reaffirmation of the fact that nancy and i are welcomed. i'm going to get -- this is home. this is home. >> yes, vern lundquist has it all. a sense of place, passion and partnership. not to mention some of the most memorable play by play calls in the history of sports. >> this is the ball of tiger woods. >> as the man himself might say, better to be lucky than good. but best to be both. >> oh, my, goodness! >> i am just so unbelievably appreciative of the way my career and my life has wound up. oh, wow! in your life have you seen oh, wow! in your life have you seen anything like that?
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jen here's a look at the week ahead on our "sunday morning" calendar. monday the senate judiciary committee is scheduled to vote on the nomination of judge kneel gorsuch to the united states supreme court. tuesday is "alert day" when the american diabetes association's encourages us to take an online
test to determine our risk for type 2 diabetes. on wednesday, something completely different. monty python's eric idle celebrates his 74th birthday. thursday kicks off the academy of country music's party for a cause, a four-day series of concerts in las vegas to benefit the academy's philanthropic arm. on friday, bob dylan releases his new album "triplicate" featuring 30 new recordings of classic american songs. while on saturday, pranksters around the world celebrate april fool's day. you have been warned. now we go to john dickerson in washington for a look at what's ahead on "face the nation," good morning, john. >> we'll talk to senator tom cotton of arkansas about healthcare and represent tift adam schiff and trey gaudya ever
and former secretary of state, john schulz jon we'll be watching. next week here on "sunday morning" a real two-fer. bob schieffer. >> you think you'll ever retire? >> oh, i think about it after every tour, i suppose. >> and willie nelson and -- i still have a house here. >> pauley: and rita braver with alec baldwin. >> what is isis. options that can work. learn how genomic testing is changing the way we fight cancer at cancercenter.com/genomics we can't stay here! why? terrible toilet paper! i'll never get clean! way ahead of you. charmin ultra strong. it cleans better. it's four times stronger... ...and you can use less. enjoy the go with charmin. listerine® total care strengthens teeth, after brushing, helps prevent cavities
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kpix 5 sports. live from the cbs bay area studios, this is kpix 5 news. nearly one month since the catastrophic flooding. san jose's mayor is turning to landlords for help. after a huge victory on capitol hill for democrats, two california congresswomen join forces in san francisco to talk about where healthcare goes from here. and the final push to keep the raiders and oakland. dozens turning up to keep the silver and black. it is 7:30 on a sunday, march 26. good morning. >> we get started this morning with a check of your forecast. in case you hadn't noticed, especially in the north bay, there is some showers to start the day. you can see light rain. not talkinr