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celebrate the new honorees at the kennedy center honors cbs wednesday. good morning, it's december 22, 2018. welcome to "cbs this morning: saturday." breaking overnight, parts of the federal government shut down after the president and lawmakers are unable to agree on funding for the border wall. we'll break down what's next for the hundreds of thousands of workers affected. stock slump. dow dives 400 points and its worst week in ten years. why some are concerned it could
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get even worse in the coming weeks. a supreme cancer scare. rouge bader ginsberg undergoes an operation to remove cancer from her lung. we'll have the latest on the 85-year-old justice. smart toy concerns. new questions over just what data is being collected by some of those high-tech holiday gifts. what you might not see in the fine print. and home for christmas. this morning we'll show you how the tree that once stood in rockefeller center gets a second life by giving a second chance to a struggling family. but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. we're going to have a shutdown. there's nothing we can do about that because we need the democrats to give us their votes. >> the government partially shuts down over president's border wall demand. >> there's a very real possibility this goes on potentially for days. >> president trump, you will not get your wall.
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abandon your shutdown strategy. >> there is no santa rally in sight. >> wall street at its worst week in more than seven years. justice rouge bader ginsberg is recovering after undergoing surgery. >> she had two cancerous growths removed from her lung. a colorado's woman fiancee now being charged with murder. >> patrick frazee faced a judge. british police arrested 2 people suspected of flying dpro drones that caused one of the country's major airports to shutdown. as millions of americans hit the roads for the holiday weekend, mr. dealiany are feeli terrible weather conditions. >> all that. >> the crash you have to see to believe. the driver only suffered minor bruises. >> and all that matters. >> some in some ways does apollo 8 feel like it happened yesterday? >> in some respects, yes.
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it's never gone away from me. sometimes i look back and say, you know, how did we ever do that? >> on "cbs this morning: saturday." two police officers move in on a flash mob but instead of breaking it up, the two of them get down. >> how good is that? >> that's awesome. >> they're bringing it. look at them. look at them. >> love it! captioning funded by cbs welcome to the weekend, everyone. that's some extraordinary cop choreography there. >> best flash mob ever. they have some moves. >> i'm anthony mason along with michelle miller and dana jacobson who is back. you were on an aircraft darier last weekend. >> i was on the uss truman, we flew out there and got to spend two days with them. we had one storg story of their amazing home coming that we aired this week. we'll have another one next week.
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>> we're glad to have you back. i always wanted to do that. >> sorry. >> me too. >> maybe next time. >> all right. we begin this morning with the partial shutdown of the federal government. lawmakers failed to reach a deal to fund about one quarter of the federal government friday because president trump sis insisting on 5 will dollars in funding for his border wall. now nine federal departments and agencies are close and more than 400,000 federal employees will work without pay. weija jiang is at the white house with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anthony. congressional leaders don't plan to hold anymore votes until they have a deal they believe president will sign. now just three days before christmas it's still unclear thouhow long this stalemate will go on. in a statement they blamed democrats for playing politics. but the dnc says president trump should be ashamed for targeting american workers over his latest, quote, temper tantrum.
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>> we're going to have a shutdown. there's nothing we can do about that because we need the democrats to give us their votes. >> reporter: president trump blamed democrats for the partial government shutdown caused by an impasse over funding for his border wall. >> we need a great barrier. and if we don't have it, it's never going to work. >> reporter: before the shutdown, vice president mike pence, along with acting white house chief of staff mick mulvaney and senior white house adviser jared kushner huddled with lawmakers on capitol hill. but their efforts to find support for a last-minute compromise were unsuccessful. >> certainly to suggest that a deal is eminent would not be appropriate. >> reporter: without a deal, federal agencies including homeland security, state, justice department and others ran out of funding at midnight. >> president trump, you will not get your wall. abandon your shutdown strategy.
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>> reporter: before congress missed the deadline, president trump said republicans already did their part. >> it's up to the democrats. so it's really the democrat shutdown because we've done our thing. >> reporter: but less than two weeks ago he said this during a confrontation with democratic leaders. >> i am proud to shut down the government for border security, chuck. so i will take the mantle. i will be the one to shut it down. i'm not going to blame you for it. >> reporter: senator chuck schumer said the president can't re-gift accountability. >> those are president trump's words and nothing he says today can undo that. >> reporter: well president trump says the government is prepared for a very long shutdown. he's supposed to already be at his mar-a-lago resort by now to join first lady melania and their son barron for the christmas holiday but the white house says he will reindiana washington at least for now. dana. >> thank you for the latest on that partial government shutdown. despite the dozens of federal
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agency tharss shut down, many more will remain operational throughout the stand off. the u.s. postal service will continue regular mail delivery. social security checks will still be sent out and medicare and medicaid coverage will continue. tsa agents will stay on the job providing security at airports but will not get paid. special counsel robert mueller's investigation will continue. the smithsonian museum and national zoo in washington, d.c. remain open through at least january 1st. and the very popular norad santa tracker will be up and running as christmas approaches thanks to the help of about 1500 volunteers. >> very good to hear. president trump's incoming chief of staff has expressed doubt about the effectiveness of a border wall. in a 2015 radio interview, mick mulvaney was critical of then candidate trump's proposal to build the wall calling it simplistic. >> would it help? sure. but to say build the darn fence
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and have that be the end of an immigration discussion is absurd and childish for someone to take this that simplistic a view. >> as white house budget director and incoming chief of staff, mulvaney say key figure in the negotiations with congress. last week it was reported that during the 2016 campaign he called donald trump, quote, a terrible human being. >> for a deeper look at the government shutdown and what it means, we're joined by cbs news political correspondent ed o'keefe. ed's on capitol hill. good morning. >> good morning, guys. >> how long is this standoff likely to last, ed? >> good question. the senate will reconvene later today. if we don't hear about significant progress wean congression between congressional leaders and the white house i think we're looking at a situation that continues up until and perhaps just beyond new year's day. and it's at that point that most americans will take notice. most people are traveling, they're focussed on baking cookies today, getting to
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grandma's house for christmas. they're not necessarily paying attention to this, especially if the santa tracker is still on. if they had shut that down, maybe things would be different. but we're going to see congressional leaders say everybody go home, cool off, come back here starting the 26th and maybe then we can figure out something. but if we hear later this afternoon perhaps that there is a deal, great. maybe they get it done by tomorrow. >> ed, the senate unanimously approved this and the president just shut it down, he just said no way. so is this really an effective way to govern? >> yeah. what the senate had done earlier this week is say we can continue this fight in february, let's keep everything open, continue funding operations at a certain level and the president said, no, i want that $5 billion i've been asking for. is this an effective way to govern? that's a question that can't be answered until this is over and we see how long it runs out and who ultimately gets the blame. this is the third shutdown this
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calendar year. the fourth since house republicans took control of the house of representatives back in 2011. so, you know, it has happened in the last few years and yet people haven't necessarily suffered political consequences because of these showdowns. so while this is a fight that the president has clearly been asking for, has tweeted about, has said that he thinks could be good for the system, we'll see whether he takes the blame or whether his last-minute push here to put it on the democrats succeeds. >> and along those lines, is there any sense of who is getting that kind of blame? we have the president in his own words actually saying that he will take the blame for all of this from that meeting that he had with schumer and pelosi about a week ago have some and dana the most frustrating parts of these situations is that they spend the first few hours, maybe days, blaming each other and trying to establish who exactly is at fault and then they try to clean up the mess and put it all back together again. we're in the midst of that right
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now. overnight democrats repeatedly saying it's the trump shutdown. that video of the president saying he will take the blame for it will be on a loop if democrats have any say in all of this. of course the president now trying to say it is the democrats fault. the reason he can say that is that in the senate, remember, you need 60 votes to get something through of this magnitude. they don't have that right now. require a bipartisan deal. there are no democrats who want to sign up for a $5 billion border wall deal. there are several republicans who are skeptical of it as well. >> meanwhile, the democrats take control of the house in the new year. >> right. and the dynamics will change. this is important for people to realize. the longer this goes, the more the influence of house republicans diminishes. and if this goes beyond january 2nd, here's the thing. come january 3rd, nancy pelosi have to write new spending legislation to reopen the government because the current congressional session will have expired. now with their power they'll be able to the right the bill that says let's put things back
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together again if the they'll have to cut the deal with the republicans in the senate and the white house. so the dynamics here over the course of this if it runs a long while will begin to shift and more of the emphasis, more of the influence on this will go over to house democrats. >> and certainly, ed, no guarantee that president trump of like what he receives. >> exactly. >> thank you so much. well, the threat of a government shutdown hovered over yet another bleak day on wall street. and without a rally next week, it will be the worst month for stocks since the 2008 financial crisis. the dow jones industrial average and s&p 500 each lost around 2% on friday. the nasdaq suffered even steep are losses following 3%. the three major indexes are now down between 16% and 22% from their all-time highs in the summer. economist point to the ongoing trade war with china, rising interest rates, and slowing economies in europe and china. president trump has reportedly been talking
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privately about firing federal reserve chairman jerome powell after the central bank raised its key interest rate this week. sources tell bloomberg news that mr. trump was frustrated by the rate hike coupled with months of stock market losses. mr. trump's legal authority to fire powell whom he appointed to the federal reserve is not clear. advisers have urged the president against the move fearing it could stir up more volatility in the markets. hazardous weather in many parts of the nation expected to the slow down holiday travelers through the weekend. rain and snow is forecast from the great lakes to the central appalachians. it is likely from the central rockies to the central plains. the northwest will see snow and rain. winds of about 50 miles per hour actually battered the boston area on friday and holiday travelers needed to pack patience at many of the nation's airports. bad weather forced the cancellation of about 300 flights. the nation's criminal justice system has been
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overhauled. on friday, president trump signed a sweeping bipartisan bill that gives newly released inmates a fresh start. the bill provides training for inmates and reforms some sentencing requirements, including certain drug offenses. jim axelrod has the details. >> reporter: after 6 1/2 years in federal prison for selling drugs, rosa concha now helps recently released felons transition. >> don't get discouraged. >> i'm not. >> one interview may not go well but we'll keep pushing. >> reporter: at the exodus transitional community in new york city, helping launch post prison lives with job searches and counseling. >> what we do is keep people from going back to prison. >> what is our resume for? >> reporter: julio medina runs the agency. >> we cannot continue to characterize people as americans by the worst moment of their lives. >> reporter: it's not just the boost in funding his agency is expected to get from the new law, it's the sweeping change in how we punish.
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thousands of we will-behaved inmates getting early releases, others seeing their sentences reduced, and drug offenders getting treatment. >> for the longest time we've thought we should lock as many people up as we can for as long as we can and do nothing with them while they're gone. and somehow that would make us safer. >> reporter: if kevin ring sounds like just another liberal, well, he's not. he's a former republican congressional aide turned lobbyist who did a year and a half in prison for corporation and wire fraud. >> while i was there, i saw people who had made mistakes, da searched a second chance but while they were in prison they were getting no rehabilitation, no programming. >> reporter: ring, who now runs a sentencing reform bipartisan who pushed the law, says the support rest on one fact, 113 million americans know a family member who's been incarcerated. >> this is a problem that we thought was confined maybe to some communities, but it's
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affecting a lot of communities. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning: saturday," this is jim axelrod in new york. really significant piece of legislation and if people thought the parties could never work together proves here they can. >> and a long time coming this one. >> yeah. >> and still just, as he said, the first step. there will be a lot more down the road. well, supreme court justice ruth bader ginsberg is recovering at a hospital here in new york city this morning after successfully undergoing lung surgery. doctors removed two cancerous nodules from her left lung on friday. she is 85 years old. the supreme court said there was no evidence of any remaining disease. kenneth craig is here with the latest. kenneth, what good news do you have. >> good morning to you, michelle. yesterday's surgery is the most recent health problem for the court's oldest justice. it's her third treatment for cancer since 1999 and it comes just one month after she fell and fractured her ribs.
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doctors came across the malignant nodules on her lung incidentally as they treated her rib injuries in november. and less than a week ago, in an interview set to air in january, the justice was upbeat about her health. >> how's your health? >> it's fine, thank you. >> and those ribs you busted? >> almost repaired. >> an appointee of president bill clinton, ginsberg leads the supreme court's liberal wing. she's gained cult status known to some of her fans as the notorious rbg. she was the subject of a documentary last summer and her trailblazing fight against gender discrimination is the subject of the fourth coming film on the basis of sex. >> you don't get to tell me when to quit. >> at a screening for that movie last week, she told the audience she was getting ready to resume her workout routine, which she showcased for late night host stephen colbert back in march. >> you want to show us that?
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>> pretty good. >> thanks. >> her brilliance was on display just hours after friday's surgery. she cast a decisive vote as the supreme court struck down a key piece of president trump's immigration policy. an attempted ban an asylum for immigrants who had legally crossed the u.s./mexico border. cbs sunday morning anchor jane paulie interviewed her in 2016. the supreme court justice says she hopes to serve until the next democratic president can appoint her replacement. >> at my age you have to take it year by year. so this year i know i'm fine. what will be next year or the next year? i can't predict that. justice ginsburg is expected to remain in the hospital for the next few days. it's not clear if she'll be back in the court when they reconvene on january 7th. but in more than 25 years of being on the justice, she has never missed a day of oral arguments. >> the strength per son fiefd one person.
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thank you very much. a colorado man is now facing murder charges in connection with the disappearance of his fiancee kelsey berreth. patrick frazee made his first court appearance on friday. he's being held without bond. prosecutors believe he was the last person to see her on thanksgiving day. details of the alleged killing including the motive remain a mystery. here's nikki battiste. >> reporter: patrick frazee was arrested at his ranch in colorado. the district attorney. >> he was charged this morning with first degree murder and solicitation for first degree murder. >> reporter: investigators spent days executing a search warrant at frazee's home last week even bringing in a backhoe on to the 35-acre property. woodland park police chief miles de young. >> investigators have recovered a number of items that make us suspicious that the crime did occur at kelsey's residence. >> reporter: she was last heard from on thanksgiving. she and her 1-year-old daughter
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kalie were captured on grocery store video. frazee is believed to be the last person to see berreth before she vanished. kelsey's mother cheryl berreth spoke with her that morning. >> did she sound normal? did she sound -- >> definitely. sounded happy. >> reporter: three days later her phone sent two texts. one to frazee, the other to her employer saying she would not be at work the following work. they say the phone pinged from gooding, idaho, nearly 600 miles away. >> did kelsey ever mention she was in fear of her safety? >> no. no. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning: saturday," nikki battiste, new york. time to show you some of the other stories making news this morning. the courier post of cherry hill, new jersey, reports a new jersey wrestling official is being sidelined after video shows him cutting off a wrestler's dreadlocks to keep him eligible in the match. some think the move may have been racially motivated.
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others think the rules which is a hair past the earlobes must be folded under a cap are the rules. the wrestler andrew johnson who had his haircut did not have a cap and did not want to be disqualified. in the end, he won the match. this trainer is awaiting the outcome of the investigation. the bbc reports a british man and won haman have been arrd forever flying a series of drones into the flight path of the second largest airport in england. authorities were forced to close gatwick airport for 36 hours while they tried to found the operators. it's not clear what motivated the two to fly the drones in commercial airspace. the airport still has residual delays due to the high demand to fly this weekend. the denver post reports that a colorado fbi agent who accidentally shot a man in the leg while dancing in a club will be spared jail time after plead pleading guilty to third degree assault. chase bishop was off duty in
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june when he did a back flip and sent his gun flying to the ground. the gun went off when he tried to pick it up. under a deal friday with prosecutors, bishop will spend two years on probation, pay a fine, and restitution to the man who suffered permanent damage. and the new york daily news reports andre guys he wieizel, fiercely protected edit doctor of dr. seuss has died. he married audrey in 1968. his step daughter creates the happiness, rather are of the marriage for the creative works that followed. audrey also worked on film adaptations and other projects so that future generations could appreciate her husband's work. audrey geizel was 97 years old. >> spent a lot of time with dr. seuss with my kids growing up. even whip w when even when i was growing up.
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it's about 22 after the hour. now here's a look at your weather for the weekend. one thing many of us never had to worry about in holidays gone by, that a child's new toy was transmitting data about thaem. but that's often the reality with today's high tech toys. how some parents are fighting back through their gift-giving choices. plus, they mastered the meme and turned it against us. see the startling ways russia used viral messaging to influence the 2016 vote, including our decisions on whether to vote at all. and one very famous christmas tree continues to glow, but find out where it will end up after the holidays and how it will bring joy to one family long after christmas.
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tunnels are the only suggestion to the road network. we have roads in 2 d and buildings in 3d and everybody wants to run out of those buildings at the same time. >> no one was building the tunnels so musk named the boring company and started building it himself. he hired steve to be the company's new president. steve, you're an engineer at spacex, you've been there for? >> 15 years. >> when he came to you and said i have this idea, what did he say to you. >> go dig a hole. >> he had no experience digging
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tunnels'd just started doing it. >> yeah. >> so that didn't give you pause. >> learn from experience. >> bay year ago that company started digging what has become today's 1.2 mile long test tunnel. it's in hawthorne near los angeles. >> unless we can make tunnel digging at least ten times cheaper, then digging tunnels will not be an effective means of alleviating traffic. it costs too much. >> musk's vision depends on him being able to do it all, faster and cheaper than current industry standards. while modern subway tunnels in los angeles cost around $900 million per mile, he says he built this for about 10 million. one way he saved money, he literally made it dirt cheap. >> when digging tunnels it's expensive to have all this dirt trucked off somewhere. we're like, why don't we try to use this dirt for something useful. so we're creating bricks on-site and you can pick them up for
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. dogs may be man's best friend, but they're not only vets best patients. with the exception of this dog in colorado. endo couldn't contain his excitement the other day during his visit to the colorado state university veterinary teaching hospital. he kept it up for nearly a minute. >> he's like, hey, something's wrong, something's wrong. >> he's really jumping to jump it up. >> that is not the way i react when i go to the doctor. >> oh my god. >> we love it. welcome back to "cbs this
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morning: saturday." everyone knows the old christmas jingle he sees you when you're sleeping. he knows when you're awake. but it's taking on a new meaning in 2018. >> that's right. many popular high-tech gadgets that may end up being given as holiday presents can actually track, monitor, and record children and now parents are realizing that it's not just santa who may be keeping tabs on their kids. >> in the last minute can run top of get the presents wrapped, there are some gifts felicity anda and alden won't have under their christmas tree. >> our kids don't need to be on technology or on social media. >> their mother emily band all tech gifts this season fearing some pra pro ducts and apps could monitor, record, or track her children. >> none of these extra gadgets that just expose you to things that kids shouldn't be exposed to at their age. >> reporter: while federal law
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requires a parent's permission to track and collect data on children under 13, a federal trade commission complaint filed this week alleges widespread violations through apps that send persistent identifiers to third parties without giving direct notice to parents, meaning. >> things like location data, the phone number, contact information. >> at the international computer science institute, a surveillance system under the direction of sergey evening willman collected data before the trade kmiption. >> here we have ten phones connected to this computer if the downloads new apps, pushes them to the phones to simulate a user playing the games. >> englemen also posted the results on his census mobile by website so parents can see the apps children can get for free. >> adjust, mean plum. >> it's not just apps where there are potential violences.
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>> any kind of interconnected robot-type toys, interactive games that you might play online are collecting data. >> scott pink of privacy and cybersecurity specialist says in this holiday season the burden is on the parents to determine if a tech product is naughty or nice. >> before you use the product and allow your child to use it, you should make sure there is a written policy but what data is connected and that you've consented. >> i don't read the fine print and i don't really think anybody does. >> reporter: so rather than roll the dice on another tech toy this year, the eute family will open presents that have a more traditional ring to them. >> this week in response to the criticism google said it will take any action on any app developers who violate its policy and parents out there can find out more information on children's privacy on our website, cbsnews.com. >> i was look at them play
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yachts decidyacht zee. >> nobody reads the fine print. >> we need to monitor better just like they did. >> now here's a look at the weather for your weekend. internet means are mimes are clever and fun, but there was nothing clever about how they were used by russia in the 2016 election and beyond. we have some shocking details about their influence effort. wired magazine editor and chief nick thompson is here to fill us in. that's later. >> what happens to the rockefeller christmas tree after the lights come down? last year's wood has mid it here
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this week, the senate intelligence committee released a new report on russia's attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election and beyond. it details a sophisticated large-scale effort using every
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major social media platform to sow discord in communities. wired magazine took a deep dive into the report and for this week's story how russian trolls used meme warfare to divide america. here to detail the finding is wired magazine editor and chief nick thompson. nick, good morning. >> good morning, michelle. >> great title. >> thank you. >> provocative. but this really isn't new. what it is, is uniquely different. >> yes. it's deeper. we knew the russians were trying to divide america on the internet. we just did not know all of the details. now we've got an access, we've seen the memes, we've seen their strategies, and it's more so he 50 indicate and effective and worse than we thought. >> how sophisticated was this? >> one of the differences for me, i remember when these stories came out and there were eight mimes emes we saw online. i thought those aren't so good.
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when you go into the full report of what they did, they understood how to troll. they're good trolling memes. they're good images. sometimes then make you laugh. >> what did they do specifically, nick? >> they were trying to get us angry at each other. trying to get different groups angry at each other. they ver much pushing trump from the republican primaries through the election day. they're trying to get feminist to be less interested in hillary. and one of the things they worked on the hardest was suppressing the black vote and making sure they were not excited about hillary clinton. and thats with one of the most disturbing things. >> in places like black lives matter, they were really good at this. how did they get so good? >> they had an instagram account that's trying to suppress the black vote that has 300,000 followers. >> yeah. >> they were very -- so how did they get so good? they read a lot, they researched, they did lots of beta test. they put tens of millions of dollars into this all for this horrible goal. >> you mentioned instagram. i'm more on twitter, anthony, michelle often more on
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instagram. is instagram more safe. is anything more safe now? >> people have this thought instagram's totally good, all the bad stuff happens on facebook and twitter. what happened is when we all talked about the bad stuff happening on facebook and twitter, they started hunted are hunting down the russian memes. so where did they go? they went to instagram to torment michelle. so if you look at the data on where they post and where they get reactions, it's more instagram than anywhere else. >> really? >> i am so sorry to say. >> is there anyway to calculate what their actual influence on the elections were? >> no. there may if you had a complete dataset at the social media companies if there was a national effort share it all. but the reports out there is a we're not saying this swung the election of trump. it is also true that the numbers, while they appear high, tens of millions of interactions, are lower than a lot of other things. this was not the primary factor in america's presidential decision, but it is something really foreign to look at and
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study and do better next time? >> could it have been stopped before? >> yes. >> i mean, if we had been more aware, if we had been watching and the social media companies had been more aware and think they had been tracking. and if the government and the cybersecurity experts had been tracking, we could have stopped this. >> but then along those lines i'm thinking it it's almost like a cockroach. can you get ahead of it or will it continue to grow? because if they've gone to instagram and change how they do things, can we ever get ahead of it? >> as anybody in new york knows, the infestation and i bunch of sock roaches and you can handle a bunch of sock roaches, you can't go in a room with a cockroach infestation. that's what we can prevent. >> how much did facebook and those companies know? >> they knew nothing until -- they knew there were fiching operations run by the russian government during the election. they didn't know anything about the propaganda campaigns and what these reports are which are the memes run by the government. they should have done scenario planning and research, but we all should have known. lots of people should have known.
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>> nick thompson, thanks so much for being with us this morning. fascinating stuff. you've heard the familiar carol i'll be home for christmas. up next, one famous tree will become a home after christmas. we'll explain next on "cbs this morning: saturday." fact: some of your favorite foods stain teeth. unlike ordinary whitening toothpaste, colgate optic white has hydrogen peroxide that goes below the tooth's surface for a smile that's 4 shades visibly whiter! colgate optic white. whitening that works. forget about vacuuming for weeks. the (new) roomba i7+ with clean base automatic dirt disposal empties the roomba bin for you. so dirt is off your hands. if it's not from irobot, it's not a roomba. ...that's why i've got the power of 1-2-3 medicines with trelegy. the only fda-approved 3-in-1 copd treatment.
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♪ the rockefeller christmas center christmas tree here in new york is one of the most iconic symbols of christmas and one of its biggest. but after the lights come down, the giant norway spruce has a less public second life. brooks silva-braga is here with the story. brook, good morning. >> the tree, of course, is huge, usually between 70 and 90 feet tall capped with millions of crystals, covered in thousands of lights. but beneath all that sparkle is a good amount of wood and after its taken down each january, it
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is put to a good use that lasts long beyond the holidays. each fall a tree is chopped out of obscurity and escorted with great fanfare to the heart of new york city. >> three, two, one. >> for a month or so, covered in five miles of lights, costarring and all those selfies, it is christmas. big, bright, commercial, temporary. but for the last 12 years when that season of attention has passed, tisshey take the tree d volunteers for habitat for humanity use those boards to
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help make a home. >> it's pine so it's not the strongest wood but it's wood we appreciate. i got grandchildren, see that tree that's lit? it's in this house. >> last year's tree made it to newburgh, new york, to be drilled into the rafters of an abandoned fixer upper that would one day belong to lakisha atkins. >> did you ever go and see the tree? >> yes, my grandmother took me to see the tree. i remember us going through the crowd and people walking to see the christmas tree get lit. >> your grandmother's important to you? >> yeah, she raised me from the hospital when nobody didn't want me. she took me. >> the sturdy home has long been hard for lakisha to find. her grandmother's place was crowded with distant cousins. she said they didn't like her and some of them abused her. >> i didn't understand why i was getting treated so bad. i didn't understand why they hated me so much. >> yeah, i can't imagine anyone would understand that.
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>> can you imagine in sixth grade praying for a kid just to have somebody to love you? but then realizing that you just have to find love with inside yourself. >> eventually she found love with larry atkins, an aspiring plumber she met at a party. they married and started raising five kids together. >> our plan was i go to school and get my degree, he support me. then go to school and get his plumbing. we get a good job and then we get a house. >> but before that could happen, in 2015 lakisha got a terrible phone call. >> and she was like, larry got shot. larry got shot in his head. he was dead before the hit the ground. >> but habitat for humanity families do not get their homes in exchange for a sad story. volunteer labor makes the house
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affordable, but lakisha will be on the hook for the mortgage. to qualify she had to take budgeting classes. >> i'll shovel with you. >> and put in hundreds of hours of her own work. >> and this place, i mean, it looks terrible but it also looks amazing, like just the space. >> the potential, just like me. growing up i was an empty shell. nobody saw me for who i have potential to be. they saw me at this moment for what i was. so i see my house for what it's going to be, not for what it is right now. >> it was june when we first visited that empty shell of a building. by last week, it had been transformed and lakisha officially got the keys to her family's future. >> this is beautiful. oh my god. this is so nice. oh my gosh. this is so nice. god doesn't give you what you pray for.
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god gives you what you need when you need it. so he answer your prayers at his own timing. i just would tell that girl that's laying in her bed crying because she hungry, 'cause she been traumatize dollars, 'cause she been abused, just keep god, trust god. that's the only thing that got me where i'm at in life. >> lakisha says she wants to stay involved with habitat by helping other families get through the program. it can be a difficult, lengthy process. but her pitch to other families is if a single mother of five can do it, you can too. >> what an inspirational story and woman she is. >> just, i mean, talking about the house being an empty shell and the potential and that she needed somebody she was the one than had to see that in herself, unbelievable. >> i love the love story of those two people. it's so sad that she had to lose him and yet she has such resilience for her children. >> it's been hard on fa family but we got to spend a bunch of
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time with them both this summer and that week and her and those kids are doing well and they are so excited to finally move into this house. >> the house thanks to that tree. >> yes. >> think about that. >> i'll look at that tree different every day i look at it i'll see a different story. >> a lovely, beautiful christmas story. >> thank you. if you think americans have lottery fever, you'll be amazed at the annual tradition playing out this morning in another jackpot-obsessed nation. we're going to take you there next. and if you're heading out the door, don't forget to set your dvr to record "cbs this morning: saturday." coming up in our next hour, even people who aren't comic book fans can appreciate the work of alex roth. see his unique take on some very familiar characters. plus, michael lomonaco in the dish. you're watching "cbs this morning: saturday."
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♪ one sign of the christmas season in spain is elfword doe, a wildly popular holiday lye lottery. hundreds of people dressed outside of the theater this morning to catch a glimpse of the rotating gold drum and the balls of lottery numbers tumbling inside. >> it has been a december 22nd tradition for more than 200 years. one ticket holder struck it rich this morning. the jackpot is almost three, i say this very slowly, $3 billion. there are several smaller prizes, but i want that one. >> i'd take a smaller prize. i'd take a small prize. because smaller prize is okay. >> you take the billion. >> three. >> 700 million, is that a
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smaller prize? coming up, the comic book characters in his very distinctive style. you'll marvel at the work of one very special artist. for some of you, your local news is next. for us, stick around, you're watching "cbs this morning: saturday." the idea happened by accident. down with the flu, director adam mckay picked up a book on cheney. >> i started reading it wrars liki was like oh my god. i saw a love story, arc of ambition. >> at which point do you start thinking about christian? when you're writing it or reading it? >> when tic cheney is described adds a man without any charisma. >> i want to show the world the true power of the american presidency. >> i saw change in america. i saw fear, paranoia. >> are you even more ruthless than you used to be? >> intrigued, mckay kept
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reading. 18 books in all he said to gain insight into the man who pushed for the invasion of iraq in 2003 and banked the most aggressive measures for pursuing terrorists at home and abroad. adam, you've talked a lot about power. is power an actor in this play or is power kind of coursing through it? >> it was one of the things that drew me to the story how does power affect human beings? tic cheney was a guy through very quiet, brilliant means of understanding how our elaborate government works took on this incredible amount of power while never having to stand in front of the spotlight. >> really. >> he claims to have zero regrets, he's strong minded and he will not back down ever. >> having worked with bale on the big short, mckay had him in mind while writing vice. to play the former vp, bale shaved his head and packed on some 40 pounds. >> half the room wants to be us.
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. welcome to "cbs this morning: saturday." i'm anthony mason with michelle miller and dana jacobson. and coming up this hour, 50 years ago today a milestone space mission was under way taking american after tstronaut first ever tour to the moon. we'll remember that journey and the stunning images they sent back. plus, when you think of the compiece yours of symphonies and oop pras, you may think of a different era. but philip glass is one of today's fresno prolific
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composers of today's music. how he's being honored. and low monaco joins us for a special edition of the dish. here how childhood memories inspire his cooking even today. that's ahead. but first latest on the breaking news overnight. the partial shutdown of the federal government. congress did not reach a deal before last night's deadline to pay for one fourth of the government. president trump is demanding that $5 billion be approved to build the wall open the southern border. >> there are nine federal departments, dozens of allegations and hundreds of thousands of workers affected by the shutdown. >> president trump tweeted a video message blaming democrats for the standoff over the money for the wall. weija jiang is at the white house with the very latest. weija, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the senate is expected to reconvene around noon but congressional leaders do not planned to hold anymore votes until they have a bill they believe president trump will sign.
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the president has remained here at the white house during negotiations, but last night deployed vice president mike pence, acting white house chief of steph mick mulvaney and jared kushner to capitol hill trying to broker a last-minute compromise that included money for the president's border wall. but since congress failed to strike a deal, federal agencies including homeland security, state justice department and others ran out of funding at midnight. and about 800,000 federal workers are either working without pay or have been asked to stay home. now the blame game is in full effect with mr. trump insisting democrats don't want border security. but they say he is throwing a temper tantrum at the expense of americans. well president trump is riding out the shutdown here in washington, even though he was supposed to be at his mar-a-lago resort in florida by now to join first lady melania trump and their son barron for the christmas holiday. the president says he hopes the
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shutdown doesn't last long but also says the government is prepared for it to last a very long time. michelle. >> we shall see. weija jiang, thank you. despite the dozens of federal agencies that are shut down this morning, many more will remain operational throughout the standoff. the u.s. postal service will continue regular mail delivery. social security checks will be sent out. and medicare and medicaid coverage will continue. tsa agents will stay on the job providing security at airports, but will not get paid. special counsel robert mueller's russia investigation will continue and the smithsonian museum and national zoo in washington, d.c. will remain open through thea least january 1st. here to discuss some of this week's major developments is sahil kapur, national political reporter for bloomberg news. good morning to you. we've heard the blame game mentioned several times, weija just said it.
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what is the fallout from this partial shutdown? >> we are in blame game territory. the shutdowns come down to who is to blame and the democrats are saying this is the trump shutdown. they're saying this is a temper tantrum that the president has thrown. >> trump has said he'll take the plame for it. >> that's right. he's on tape saying i'm tailing the blame, i own this. he said he'll be proud to shutdown the government. and the people are saying if only they could accepted this wall and given him money for it, he campaigned on it, we could have avoid the shutdown. >> it's a chief campaign promise. is this do or die for president trump? >> it is. had is the issue on which he's built his political identity. this was his answer to voters as the source of their grievances. he said immigration uncontrolled migration, existing laws are the reason their jobs are going away. he's blamed that for crime. he said that's the cause of the opioid epidemic. these are very simplistic answers to complex problems, but they are answers. and polls show that his voters, republican voters overwhelmingly accept that and they are drawn
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to this issue. they support the wall in large numbers but the americans at large oppose it so he's caught in this box. >> he zbot many flak from the right when he seemed to be backing away. >> that's correct. senator bob corker the retiring tennessee republican called that juvenile referring to the president, that reversal, this is the tyranny of talk radio, in other words voices on the right are controlling the actions of white house in his words. >> one of the other big stories, jam mattis announcing his resignation putting a letter out that there so many people were reading into this week. one of the big things we heard with mattis leaving it will be the last adult in the room now gone. what is the fallout from this? >> mattis was seen as a big believer of the post world war ii order, the institutions that spreentd another glady catastrophe of that sort from happening. his letter was an astonishing denunsing a of the president's world view. he talked aboto the strong
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criticism france and germany and his cozy relationships with russia and north korea. >> he omitted that sal lieu u utation very respectfully at the end of that letter. there was no such trofrreferenc that is normally in a resignation letter. >> unusual for one to go out like this. >> it was sparked by the pull out of troops in syria. the president said isis in syria has been defeated but he's getting publ getting pushback from democrats and republicans. >> he they are saying it's a hasty withdraw that didn't go through the process. it even seemed to shock some of his own -- some of the people in his administration that are overseeing these military operations. the bipartisan criticism was also that isis has not been defeated. but the president is sticking to his guns. he is not moving on this. he has talked about how he doesn't want the united states to be the policemen of the world.
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he said we're spending too much money in countries around the middle east without getting much for it. and frankly this stuff plays well politically across the spectrum. >> quickly, any glimmer of hope? >> of reversing his decision? >> no, in terms of you see this bipartisanship out there. you know, with the criminal justice reform bill. >> oh, this was a modest series of steps that was seen as a long overdue correction to some of the successes of the tough on crime era of the '80s and '90s ma that passed with an overwe willing vote. everyone from elizabeth warren and bernie sanders on the left to rand paul on the right. it's very, a, but this is a modest step and i would not expect it to be replicated on too many issues. >> wow. sahil kapur, thank you very much. >> thank you. nation here on cbs, margaret brennan's guest will include senator rand paul and senator chris coons, democrat of delaware. it's about 7 after the hour. now here's a look at the weather for your weekend.
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he's one of the most acclaimed composers of our time and one of this year's kennedy center honorees. we'll sit down with philip glass and hear about the surprising day jobs had he before his big breaks. you're watching "cbs this morning: saturday."
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jon batiste playing a chamber piece by philip glass that the month's kennedy center honors. glass is one of the five honorees celebrating their contributions to the arts. while philip glass has secured his place as a legendary force in the music word, success was not quick in coming and acceptance by the establishment was any of sog he sought. i spoke with him here at the theater where he worked and performed early this career. one of the most influential composers in the world, philip glass has produced 27 operas. 11 symphonies, and scored more than 50 films. does music just come to you all the time? >> sure. >> what's that like? >> gets you, doesn't it? >> the very busy philip glass. [ applause ] >> but for much of his pioneering career, awards eluded
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him. >> here you are now getting kennedy center honor. a guy who couldn't get a grant at one point. >> so how do that happen? >> how did that happen? >> you tell me. >> in a way, philip glass first made his mark on popular culture as the subject of chuck's striking 1969 portrait titled simply phil. but his influence in music starts much earlier. when did you first think you wanted to be a musician or a composer? >> i thought it when i had my first thoughts. [ laughter ] >> his parents, beckman and ida glass from lithuania raised their family in baltimore. philip worked in his father's record store. >> he learned music from selling it and then he taught it to me. it was kind of a family business in a way. but oddly enough they were disappointed when i went into
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it. >> why? >> it was far away from being a doctor or a lawyer. >> but glass went to the university of chicago at 15, own this juilliard. and in 1964, won a full bright scholarship to study in paris where he met indian sitar robbie. >> he was a performer and a saw that as a possible future. i said, oh, look what this guy does. >> glass transcribed his indian music into western notation. >> i couldn't figure it out. then i finally did a -- i erased the bar lines. and suddenly i saw a flow of music. >> right. >> if i hadn't done that. >> yeah. >> we wouldn't be sitting here today, sadly. >> he began to develop his own musical language, subtle variations of similar patterns. he moved to new york.
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in 1968, glass gave his first public performance at queens college. among the half dozen people in the audience was his mother who came frup from baltimore. >> what did she think of the concert? >> she didn't say anything and i didn't say anything and as she got on the train she turned to me and said, don't you think you should get a haircut? [ laughter ] >> i mean, that's a classic, isn't it? ♪ >> but some of his early audiences were more demonstrative. >> in the beginning you said people literally threw things at you. >> oh, yeah. oh, yeah, they did. >> you smile. >> that wasn't money either. >> eggs and tomatoes and stuff. >> yeah. so how did you respond to that? >> ducked. that's the way it goes. the people we throw stones out, then later we use the same
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stones to build moss liams for them. >> in 1970 one e formed the philip glass ensemable to perform his music but struggled to pay them. >> you were still working day jobs, in effect, into your 40s. >> i was strong too. i was moving furniture. i was -- >> and driving cabs. >> yeah, that's -- you don't have to be too strong to drive a cab. >> in 1976, his opera, sign stein on the beach, a met physical look at albert einstein, debuted at the metropolitan opera. "washington post" called it one of the seminal art works the 20th century. two years later a commission from the rotterdam opera finally allowed glass to quit his day job. >> even the classical world didn't embrace you. >> even? especially. you know what? we liked it that way. >> you did?
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>> yeah. >> why? >> because we were independent. >> glass has always gone his own way. and in the '80s began scoring films. his music for martin scorsese's film won him the first of three awards. the truman show in which he made a cameo appearance won glass a golden globe. his work is now performed all over the world and the awards have finally followed. in 2015, the national medal of the arts from president obama. and now the kennedy center honors. you're in some pretty good company. >> i think i am. i'm very impressed with the who the other people are. you know what it's good for? my sister really, makes her very happy. and my family. >> he's a lovely guy and an even
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bigger honor maybe that the new school here in new york is launching a philip glass institute to study his work and his collaborator's work. >> that's amazing. >> he and i were raised by the same mother. >> i tell you what a small world it is. his daughter is married to the nephew of the chef we're going to profile in the dish. >> there's a connection. >> just found out about that. >> how's that for a segue. by the way, you skeet kennedy center honors right here on cbs this wednesday, december 26th starting at 8:00, 7:00 central. >> marvel characters get a makeover and other super heroes in the hands of the one of the world's most acclaimed comic book artist. we'll meet him next. you're watching "cbs this morning: saturday." come and help me! let's see about this big. ♪
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into his secret lair. >> and so here is where i keep all my toys or most of them at least. >> there's a lot of toys. >> yes. >> the little museum you stairs in alex ross's homes in the chicago suburbs is every comic book fan's dream. do you spend a lot of time in here? >> no, not really. >> but it's a comfort that it's here? >> it's a comfort that it's here. but this is making up for a life where i had to ask or beg for toys and so once i had money, then i could buy everything i ever wanted. and it just never stopped. >> this is alex ross's world. he not only collects it, he creates it. in nearly 30 years as an artist and ill administrator, he's painted almost every popular superhero. his work for d.c. was collected in the book mythology. and his work for marvel was just been published in marvelos sity. >> is there a big difference
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between drawing for d.c. and marvel sore it essentially the same job? >> it's kind of a difference based upon mood and vibe of the material. there's something about the stoic heroes of d.c. that could be contrasted against the hyper expect activity of heroes of marvel. i knew from a very early age this is what i wanted to do period. i wanted to make art of super heroes. i wanted to, you know, sort of live in their skin full time, if i can. >> as a kid, he began sketching his favorites. even making paper action figures. this is just like construction paper. >> yeah. >> and scotch tape. >> yeah. so that's a photo of me from when i was 6 years old in second grade. and this is the t-shirt i was wearing in the photo. i loved the character of captain marvel. my mother saved the shirt all these years. >> this is the actual shirt? >> that's the actual shirt. >> i love that. >> so as an adult i was able to locate the original artwork done by neil adams. >> you've got everything right
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here. >> it's the whole circle of life here and there i am. >> his mother was a fashion ill administrator. >> she became more my hero in the sense of watching her go off and work and giving met idea of, hey, getting paid do this not strictly for the medium i wanted to be in, but just getting paid to law. >> like his mom, ross went to the american academy of heart in chicago. it was there he developed the realist style that would distinguish his superheroes. >> your version of superman was meant to be more life like, right? >> yeah. yeah. it's supposed to respect kind of the aged history of the character going back to the original art style from the '40s. this thicker, heavier version of the character where he looked like he would really beat the living hell out of somebody was something that drew me in. there's something interesting about the joe schuster art style that way. >> do you feel an enormous responsibility when you're dealing with a character that iconic?
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>> i feel a sense of responsibility and passion. because when you get an idea in your head thinking that you can contribute something that no one else is recognizing, you know, it really charges you up. >> and when you pull it off? >> well, then it makes you think that you're right about everything, which makes you impossible to deal with. >> makes you superman. >> no, no, no. no, no, that's not his fault, no. he doesn't think he's right about everything. he just happens to be right >> when ross started in the late '80s, most comic book art was drawn and then ifrmnked in. but ross wanted to paint his superheroes. >> and painted work made what kind of difference on the page? >> it's like you're getting more content added. more detail, more illumination of the subject. it's the same thing that you're taking out of seeing them until featured films now. >> readers responded. he won the comic biar's guiuyer
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award seven straight years. were you surprised how much attention you got? >> it's a terrible thing to say i wasn't, right? that's really egotistical. i'm sorry. i was feeling like i had been waiting for somebody to come and do this. there had been these wonderful painted covers of the hulk when i was a kid in the '70s that i thought to read a whole story that would look like that on the inside would be fantastic. well, nobody was doing that then. >> but it has allowed alex ross to live the life he always imagined. >> what has it meant to you to be part of this? >> it means everything. you know, the fact that i can be inter2009ed wi int inter20 intertwined with it. i love to connect back with those things when i was a kid. >> when his first back came out, mythology, i used to sit my son
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in lie lap. we spent hours with that book because he loved he could see his drawings as a kid and he could see them now. >> i love that he goes back to that. >> great story. >> well that's all the time we have for now. except, we'll be right back. the winner is cher in moonstruck. >> when i got up a was so nervous and i didn't have anything planned. >> i want to really -- i want to really say something. >> because i didn't really think ways going to win. >> you've said many times that you've been laughed at your whole life. >> yeah. >> you've said that. what do you pleen mean by that? >> well, because my career has been such a strange thing. it had huge ups and downs. i went from academy award to infomercial. >> it kind of feels dry. >> well, it is dry. >> so people didn't take you
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seriously? >> well, no. >> did that hurt your feelings? >> yeah. but i just kept going. >> melody, you're my oldest friend. >> how old do you feel? >> i don't know. >> you don't? >> i feel older than 40. >> okay. >> sometimes i feel really young and sometimes i feel -- i don't know if i feel 72 because i'm not quite sure what that is. and my mom says if you don't pay any attention to age, age won't pay any attention to you. >> she makes every age look good. continuing to giffve incredible performances. known for a rereported string of tours, she claims her upcoming tour, the first in five years, will be her last. >> this will be last tour i ever do. >> don't believe you. >> no, no, i promise you. >> you said that before. >> no, but now this is the time where you just don't come back because it's going to take every
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♪ 50 years ago this week, human beings for the first time saw our home planet earth rising over the surface of the moon. it was a photograph taken by the apollo eight astronauts. chip reid has the story of nasa's historic mission and how this photo came to be. >> in 1968, space flight was in its infancy and was a thing of wonder. >> there's the rumbling of the building. >> walter to cronkite anchored cbs coverage from the kennedy space center. >> what a beautiful flight.
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man perhaps on the way to the moon. >> in some ways disease does apollo 8 feel like this happened yesterday? >> in some respects, yes. it's never gone away from me. >> we met one of the astronauts, jim lovell at the air and space museum in washington. >> sometimes i look back and say, you know, how do we ever do that? >> laugh vel, frank borman and william anders were the first humans ton leave earth's orbit sir come navigating the moon ten times. >> the mission was done in four months as we raced to beat russia to the moon. nasa believe there was only a 50% chance of coming home safe. >> i some of the odds in trying to be successful in that mission are overwhelming and perhaps at that time we didn't understand what the odds were. >> the mission may be best remembered nor photo rer, earth reiss rise, our plan fret the moon. and for the most watched tv program ever at the time. >> and god bless all of you, all
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of you on the good earth. >> lovell also flew on apollo 13 which had to abort plans to land n aught moon after an explosion in an oxygen tank. but he says apollo 8 may have been even more momentous. >> 1968 was a very bad year. the vietnam war was going on. there was assassinations of prominent people and student uprises. and timefinally we brought back something that americans could be proud of. >> 50 years later that pride still remains. for "cbs this morning: saturday," i'm chip reid in washington. >> it sure does still remain. jim lovell looks great. >> really good. we all said that. we're going to take a quick look at the weather for your weekend.
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his career has included a roll call of top new york restaurants, including le cirque and the 21 club. but it's the joy of the family table that's most influenced chef lomonaco. heel share some home and holidays on a special edition of the dish. that is next. you're watching "cbs this morning: saturday." say hello to the braava jet mopping robot from irobot.
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this morning on "the dish," chef michael lomonaco. he spent his entire 30 plus year career in the kitchens of new york's top tier restaurants, but the boy from brooklyn still remembers his first christmas eve on the job. that night, a homesick lomonaco cooked a traditional italian feast for his entire staff. and it's that family style that lomonaco brings to the world of hospitality. >> on christmas eve this was the stinkiest thing on the table. >> fish chowder during the holidays. >> it doesn't smell so good. i be honest about that? a tried and true family tradition for chef lomonaco, the first course in his feast of the
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seven fishes. >> it's the a. hemy of christmas eve in so many italian households. >> the first time you had it were you like no, mom, i'm not eating it? >> my wife said why are you making that for michelle? i said because it's one of the big food memories i have from my childhood. >> he grew up in brooklyn among the free the trees, vegetable gardens and fresh sfood tands there. all of them are happy memories that developed liz life of food. would you like some? >> i never say no to truffled mashed potatoes. i do enjoy eating as much as i enjoy cooking. >> i enjoy iegt more than i enjoy cooking. >> but cooking was not his idea of the perfect gig. >> i wanted to be an actor. i wanded to be a musician. >> were you any good? >> i was okay. i was okay. >> okay enough, he says, to have almost landed a role in his dream film. saturday night fever. >> they had all the different
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zarks that they surrounded travolta with and we were that close to being the cast when in the middle of the weekend following they changed directors. new director came in, started with new casting so i missed it. >> you could have been a star. >> i could have been somebody. this is what i'm trying to tell ya. i could have been somebody. >> not long after, a chance meeting he says landed him the role of his life. >> starving actor driving a cab and picking up a fare, one of the america's foremost chefs, patrick clark. >> we have a little cooked julien. >> and picking him up at 1:00 in the morning to take him home and knowing that i have this famous chef in the backseat and picking his brain over how did he become a chef in patrick clark sort of mentored me into the business. >> before diving in, lomonaco decided to get an unconventional education. >> in the '70s and in the '80s i
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spent time traveling. i've been really all over the country and i learned so much about regional american food just as a patron, just as a person, you know. my love for american cooking, it's sort of the melting pot that we are, as the son of an immigrant i get it completely. >> the first job he landed in the restaurant biz was at new york's famed le cirque. then came a stint at the 21 club where he met another notable vip offering words of wisdom. >> mr. and mrs. cronkite used to be regulars, and we became pals. the best advice he ever gave me was, he said write everything down. keep a record of everything that happens in your life. >> the irony is, not long after he discovered tv. >> hi, i'm michael lomonaco. i have 20 dds a$20 and i'm goin create a great menu for you. >> or tv found him. >> i started with the network in the late '90s. i had my own snow for three
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years called michael's place. and then i went to discovery and he cruise. >> and here we were michael in our studio. >> and he appeared on the very first edition of the show that preceded this one. >> today there's so much food tv and i'm really back then, it sounds like ancient history, there twhaent much. >> flynn at home can do this. >> this is easy stuff. >> what was really refreshing about it was they wanted to do it. they really wanted to do cooking, they wanted to be part of it. it was very innovative. >> by 1997, he was on top of the world. windows on the world on the 107th floor of the world trade center. >> it was a very special place and it was heartbreaking, you know, when we were forced to endure this attack that took so many lives and destroyed so much. >> lomonaco survived because on the morning of the 9/11 attacks he stopped to get his glasses fixed on the concourse of tower
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1. fraught with survivors at the loss so many friends and colleagues, he and others established the windows of hope family relief fund. >> there are were 150 children of those food service workers and the goal was to see that the funds would be available under the 21st birthday of the last child. so we know that the fund will probably get to that anniversary date and even a little beyond. that was an amazing thing. and it took -- it took community. >> would you ever try to recreate a place like that? >> it was so magical. you know, there were times where we were above the clouds. you know, literally above the clouds. so that magic of the place, it's beyond the imagination. >> what lomonaco has managed to recapture, a feeling of family. with some of his fellow survivors. they came with him to porter house in 2006 to start fresh.
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>> this is a great place to be. i'm looking out the window at columbus circle, central park, i don't think it gets better than this. >> lomonaco says he wanted a typical american grill. >> we're known as a steakhouse because we have kind of a variety of things and the salmon that you're about to taste is salmon kicked with zaatar spice which is a beautiful blend of sort of middle eastern spices with brazed fennel. >> and some butter. >> and some butter. need a little butter. >> it's delicious. >> it's one of our signature drinks. it's called a king's old fa fashioned. and this is a candy chestnut, so it's in time for the holiday season. >> oh. lomonaco isn't stopping here. his next big thing, a restaurant called hudson yards grill. a more casual dining experience in midtown manhattan in a new neighborhood built on top of the city's train yards. >> that's what's exciting about
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food. you have a lot of people getting into being coug and they're bringing their passion and their interest and background to their food. and food is one of the ultimate ways to communicate with people. >> what are you saying to people? >> i love you. that's what i'm saying. >> as simple as that. >> we love him. are you kidding? >> what a great story. >> just so you know, that manhattan, it was all for you, anthony. >> i wish it was here. >> yeah. >> lesson of the today show by the way, is be a cabdriver because it takes you places, right? >> you will meet people there that will steer your course. >> up next, a special holiday saturday session with the mavericks. the grammy winners will perform right here in studio 57. don't miss it on "cbs this morning: saturday." say hello to the braava jet mopping robot from irobot. its precision jet spray and vibrating cleaning head loosen and scrub stains. all while navigating kitchens, bathrooms and those hard to reach places. you and braava jet from irobot.
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winners from miami are about to celebrate their 30th anniversary. last month they released their very first holiday album, hey merry christmas, featuring eight original songs. now performing the title track, here are the mavericks. ♪ ♪ come on everybody listen up ♪ if you want to have some fun, you better come with us ♪ ♪ so hey merry christmas ♪ hey merry christmas ♪ hey merry christmas ♪ party tilt cows come home ♪ if you want to get naughty ♪ that's not so bad ♪ we could have the best time that we've ever had ♪ ♪ so hey merry christmas ♪ hey merry christmas
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♪ hey merry christmas ♪ party till the cows come home ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ don't worry about a kiss under the mistletoe ♪ ♪ you should worry about where this is going to go ♪ ♪ so hey merry christmas ♪ may merry christmas ♪ hey merry christmas ♪ party tilt cows come home ♪ well you don't need to stocking ♪ ♪ we don't need no tree ♪ if you want to get your presents ♪ ♪ come along with me ♪ so hey merry christmas ♪ hey merry christmas ♪ hey merry christmas ♪ party till the cows come
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home ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ ♪ well now i've got your egg nothing over here ♪ ♪ so bring your cub, i'll fill you up with all the christmas cheer ♪ ♪ so hey merry christmas ♪ hey merry christmas ♪ hey merry christmas ♪ party till the cows come home ♪
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>> can't go away. we'll be right back with more music from the mavericks. you're watching "cbs this morning: saturday."
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♪ have a great weekend, everybody. and happy holidays. >> happy holidays. we leave you know with more music from the mavericks. >> this is i've wanted you for christmas. ♪ ♪ i have wanted you for christmas ♪ ♪ ever since the world began ♪ before there even was a santa ♪ ♪ and back before the dawn of
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man ♪ ♪ i've wanted you to be my baby ♪ ♪ and every year my wish comes true ♪ ♪ i have wanted you for christmas ♪ ♪ and baby i still do ♪ when santa comes around ♪ all the lights in town ♪ are glowing like a christmas tree ♪ ♪ children all awaiting and anticipating ♪ ♪ how great the day is going to be ♪ ♪ but baby i'm no child ♪ my mind running wild ♪ you know what you do to me ♪ oh it comes as no surprise ♪ you're my favorite prize ♪ and that's just ancient history ♪ ♪ i have wanted you for christmas ♪ ♪ ever since the world began ♪ before there even was a a
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santa ♪ ♪ and back before the dawn of man ♪ ♪ i wanted you to be my baby ♪ and every year my wish comes true ♪ ♪ i have wanted you for christmas ♪ ♪ baby i still do ♪ i've wanted you to be my baby ♪ ♪ and every year my wish comes true ♪ ♪ i have wanted you for christmas ♪ ♪ and baby i still do ♪ baby i still do ♪ baby i still do
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♪ baby i still do ♪ baby i still do [ applause ] >> for those of you still with us, we have more music from the mavericks. >> this is christmas time is coming round again. ♪ ♪ christmas time is coming around again ♪ ♪ another year is almost near the end ♪ ♪ every kid has made his
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christmas wish ♪ ♪ for every toy that's written on his list ♪ ♪ santa claus and all the elves are working overtime ♪ ♪ mom and dad are helping so he doesn't fall behind ♪ ♪ christmas time is coming round again ♪ ♪ whoa ♪ whoa ♪ whoa ♪ whoa ♪ klay bells ring out ♪ voices sing out ♪ christmas time is coming round again ♪ ♪ christmas time is coming round
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again ♪ ♪ if you don't believe at least pretend ♪
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live from the cbs bay area studio e this is kpix 5 news. all highways have been reopened in san jose after a tanker over turned. lawmakers failed to reach a deal, and a partial government shut down has begun. how long it could last. only on 5, a mother's 15 minutes of panic what the lyft driver did with her young children in the car. good morning. >> we're going get started this morning with a check of the forecast. outside right now we have a little bit of fog out there. maybe a live

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