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am. cbs this morning is coming up next. have a great day, everyone. next. have a great day, everyone. good morning to you, our viewers in the west. it is friday, february 8th, 2019. welcome to "cbs this morning." a stunning accusation from the world's richest man. jeff bezos claims that the national enquirer's owner tried to blackmail him. why the founder posted information that revealed his long time affair. a face-off between congress and a member of the trump cabinet. house democrats are questioning acting attorney general matt whitaker this morning. what they want to know about his conversations with the president on the russia investigation. >> only on "cbs this morning," adrian hassett, the boston
marathon bombing survivor who was hit by a car last month, will be here in studio 57. find out about her recovery and if she will run in this year's race. plus, we'll take you inside the sight of sunday's grammy awards. and hear from host and 15-time winner alicia keys about celebrating female artists and the power of music. but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> jeff bezos is accusing the publisher of "the national enquirer" of corporation and blackmail. >> amazon founder jeff bezos strikes back. >> the national enquirer, they have begun to believe the bezos camp this publication by the national enquirer might have been politically motivated. >> reporter ronan farrow tweeted he received similar threats. >> another virginia state lawmaker is involved in scandal. it involves racist photos and a college yearbook. >> you won't find one racial
slur attributed to me. >> the supreme court blocked louisiana from a controversial abortion law. >> acting attorney general matthew whitaker facing questions about the russia investigation after a day long standoff over the threat of a subpoena. >> he's talking about these issues in public, he's largely an emissions volcano. >> john dingell, america's longest serving member of congress, has died. >> all that -- >> rondo, the buzzer. >> oh, that's the way to come home. >> and all that matters. >> do you want to say any words as you say good-bye to your beard? >> i love you, beard. >> super bowl mvp julian edelman let ellen shave his beard for charity. thank the lord. >> you're very handsome under all that stuff. >> on "cbs this morning." >> the new mexico governor is sharing her opposition to president trump's border wall in a video.
>> we need to invest in schools and small businesses. and here's what i think of trump's wall. you know it is crazy, none of those people were actors. they're, like, who is this lady? >> this morning's eye opener presented by toyota, let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning" and what a morning it is. >> we have been talking about it all morning. that was a great way to lead with the new mexico governor. and jeff bezos, everybody is talking about him. it was a gangster drop the microphone move. >> yeah. a couple of words, no thank you, mr. pecker. we'll explain. here's the story. the ceo of amazon jeff bezos, the richest man in the world is
cuesing the national enquirer and its publisher of extortion and blackmail. this move dramatically escalates a dispute at the tabloid that exposed intimate details of his private life. they revealed bezos' long time affair with former tv anchor lauren sanchez last month. well, the billionaire used his private investigators to set out to learn, just how did all of his text messages and some pictures with sanchez, how were they obtained? >> last night, bezos posted on the blog medium what appeared to be e-mails from the publisher american media inc. those e-mails ear s urged him t the investigation or risk having private photos and other texts become public. jericka duncan has more. >> bezos had a lot to say in the post last night. he says ami's latest offer came because its ceo david pecker was
furious about the investigation. but now the world's richest man is fighting back publicly and he says despite the personal cost. jeff bezos is on the offensive after hiring a team of investigators to find a national enquir enquirer's motive for unveils his affair. he says they tried to intimidate and silence him. in a combative blog post, bezos revealed what he said are e-mails from ami's attorneys telling him to cease and desist from his personal investigation. in one e-mail, ami chief content officer dylan howard allegedly threatened to release photos including a below the belt selfie if he didn't comply. in another, john fienne allegedly asked bezos and his lawyers to announce that they have no knowledge or basis for suggesting that america media's coverage was politically motivated. in exchange, it said, ami agrees no to the publish, distribute,
share or describe unpublished texts or photos. bezos, who also owns the washington post, believes that the decision to unveil those messages was politically motivated. >> he wants political influence so that amazon will benefit from it. >> reporter: and could relate to the very public spat with president trump who just last month referred to him as jeff bozo. the president has a long-standing but recently turbulent relationship with ami and the ceo david pecker. last year, the company admitted to federal prosecutors that it made hush money payments during the 2016 campaign to a former plo playboy model making allegations of an affair with mr. trump. that prevents prosecution for the payment unless they commit more crime. lockland markay first reported bezos' investigation. >> we don't know if they committed crimes, but that seems
to be what he's suggesting and it is something i think prosecutors will ask david pecker about and could really blow back on ami in a big way. >> it is extraordinary. he says in my position, if i can't stand up to this kind of extortion, how many people can. my favorite line is, i also won't participate in their practice of blackmail political favors. i prefer to stand up, roll in log over and see what crawls out. a game changer. >> that's what questions, what crawls out. who was behind the leak of this information? gavin de becker, expensive, well known security person for billionaires, told the washington post that jeff bezos does not believe that his phone was hacked. he thinks that it is possible a government entity might have gotten a hold of his text messages. the question, which government entity, the u.s.? a foreign government? and for what reason and that's what's really fascinating about this whole thing. >> he also closed the door on anyone questioning his leadership style.
it is most valued company in the world. >> team of investigators has given them an open checkbook, which means there is more to come. >> you'll be on the story. thank you. >> we will be. in a statement made a short time ago, ami says it believes the enquirer's reporting was lawful but they will investigate his claim and take any action that is necessary. for the first time this morning, a house committee led by democrats will question a member of president trump's cabinet. in a prepared statement, matt whitaker warned the judiciary committee he will not discuss his private conversations with the president. that could lead to conflicts if members who want to know what the president said to whitaker about the special counsel's russia investigation. paula reed is at the white house with more on the hearing getting under way. paula, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. here at the white house, officials have been preparing for this hearing. the first one that democrats will hold in their effort to open dozens of investigations into the administration. already this morning, in this hearing, republicans have come
out swinging after the committee chairman threatened to subpoena whitaker yesterday if he did not answer every question about the russia investigation and about kovg conversations he had with the president even though they're protected by executive privilege. he threatened to drop out of the hearing. and the committee did back off. he's been preparing for this hearing by participating in hours long mock hearings. this morning, democrats said they plan to ask the acting attorney general about his involvement in a company called world patent marketing, that company was subsequently accused of fraud. now the president continues to try to paint the hearings as overreach, repeatedly calling the investigations into his administration, quote, harassment. whitaker won't be in this job much longer. it is expected that william barr, the president's nominee to be the next attorney general, will be confirmed. his nomination is moving through the senate, even as some democrats have expressed concern
about how transparent he will be with a special counsel's final report. >> thank you very much. the series of political scandals in virginia has reached another top official. the state senate's republican leader acknowledges he was managing editor of a 1968 college yearbook that included racist photos and slurs. virginia's top three elected officials still face calls to resign over their past behavior. ed o'keefe is at capital building in richmond with more on this ever changing, ever growing story. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. governor ralph northam has finally reached out to the two men behind him in the line of succession. cbs news is told his phone call with lieutenant governor justin fairfax was very affable. >> i have never been in blackface. >> reporter: kirk cox, the third in line to lead virginia, responded to questions from reporters on thursday after the aboutface about blackface by the governor and attorney general. and sexual assault allegation that is consumed the state's
second in command. >> it has been very concerning. no question about that. >> reporter: cox, a republican, would become governor if ralph northam and the next two in line of succession, all democrats, resign. so far, there is no indication anyone is leaving. lieutenant governor justin fairfax facing a 2004 sexual assault allegation he denies remained in front of the state senate on thursday. >> attorney general, did you talk to the governor today? >> good evening, everyone. >> reporter: and mark herring wouldn't comment last night on his admitted experience wearing blackface while governor northam -- >> good afternoon. >> reporter: -- has not appeared in public since a controversial press conference on saturday. >> i was not aware -- >> reporter: now a fourth elected official, tommy norman, tom republican in virginia state senate and managing editor of his 1968 senior yearbook at virginia military institute denied he knew anything about these photos of students in blackface or racial slurs, including the n word that appear in the yearbook. >> you can go through that
yearbook and won't find one racial slur attributed to me. you won't find any photograph that i am in that is disrespectful. >> reporter: last night, virginia's legislative black caucus and virginia's congressional delegation issued separate statements reiterating they want the governor to step down. both groups stopped short of saying that about the lieutenant governor and the attorney general, saying they will wait to see how their situations play out. >> all right, ed, thank you. another big story this morning, the supreme court has blocked a controversial abortion law just hours before it was to go into effect. it was a 5-4 vote last night that temporarily blocked the louisiana law that critics say would force two of the state's three abortion clinics to close. jan crawford is at the supreme court with how this order unfolded. it is always great to have you on a morning like this on such an important case. tell us how it went down. >> reporter: good morning. obviously this could be the first test of abortion rights in the supreme court with new
conservative justices, involving a 2014 louisiana law that required abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. now, in 2016, the supreme court struck down a nearly identical law from texas on a 5-3 vote. but last night, conservative chief justice john roberts sided with the liberals in this case to stop the law from taking effect while the court considers whether it is going to take up this case. the court's four conservative justices desce s dissented. this is just temporary. it may not tell us much if anything about how the court is going to approach abortion rights. the justices still have to decide whether they are going to hear this case. they could do so next fall. john? >> jan, thank you so much for breaking it down for us. this morning, we remember the longest serving member of
congress in american history, former michigan congressman john dingell jr. died yesterday after several health struggles. he was 92 years old. tributes are pouring in from across the political spectrum. president obama said dingell led the charge so much on the progress we take for granted today. former president george w. bush said he was a fine gentleman who showed great respect for our country and her people. dingell passed many pieces of landmark legislation in a nearly sx decade long career. >> i see a waste of time, a waste of money, and the behavior of a bunch of people who look small. >> on the floor of the house, john dingell was known for his quick temper and pointed wit. the michigan congressman served under 11 presidents. >> presidents come and presidents go and john dingell goes on forever. >> reporter: his career began in 1955, when he took over the seat held by his father john dingell
sr. he played a key role in the creation of medicare. and helped lead the fight for civil rights. >> let us close the springs of racial poison. >> reporter: in 2013, on "face the nation," he told bob schieffer, his vote for the 1964 civil rights bill was one of his proudest moments. >> to you think that you could pass the 1964 civil rights bill today? >> i said the other day, i wasn't sure we could pass the ten commandments in this place. >> reporter: in 2014, after 21,572 days in office, dingell announced his retirement. >> to enjoy a little bit of peace and quiet. >> reporter: retirement ignited his peppery sense of humor. he became a political hero on twitter with zingers if many questioned if it was really the 92-year-old typing them. >> there is no way 100-year-old
john dingell is tweeting this [ bleep ]. >> reporter: in 2013, he reflected on his love of office in our note to self series. >> there will always be work left to do. and there will never be enough hours left in the day. but with god's help, you will try. our people still need public servants. with every good wish, john. >> a singular voice. >> now his wife, debbie dingell, we send our condolences to her. >> he leaves behind his wife and four children and several grandchildren. >> great sense of humor. >> the final countdown to the grammys is on. the big night is just two days away and counting. singer alesicia keys rolled out the red car ppet in los angeles yesterday. she's ready. kevin frazier is at staples center in l.a. where the 61my a.
i feel like it is going to be ladies night. >> that's what people are saying. it will be ladies night. the stage is already set. and rehearsals are under way. but a lot of people believe that ladies will win big. let me show you where some of the biggest stars in the music universe will sit. let's start with the power trio. how about lady gaga, jennifer lopez, followed by a woman who could win big, cardi b. and interesting, she will be sitting next to her estranged husband offset, maybe they're working things out. she's one of two women nominated in two of the big categories, record of the year and album of the year. she is nominated along with brandy carlisle. the academy faced a little criticism over the lack of female representation last year. but it won't just be women who are nominated, they will also be honored. the incomparable diana ross will be sitting right here. part of the motown tribute and they also -- i expect her
landmark career will be celebrated, berry gordy right there. and then the tribute to dolly parton. now, little big town, maran morris, casey mkacey musgraves katie per will kat kat katkaty perry will be part of it. i think liam hemsworth will be here in the hot seat in between the two of them. are aaund ariana grande expected to perform. she offered three songs, didn't feel supported, she's out. you know who is in? the person you mentioned. alicia keys and she says the show will be bigger and better this year and next hour we will sit down with alicia keys. get ready for ladies night from the host to who we think will win, gayle. i think the ladies will rule the evening. >> me too. >> i'm getting excited. >> i'm excited too. i can't wait for sunday night.
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ahead and only on "cbs this morning," boston marathon bombing survivor adriane haslet is here. she was injured by a car less than five weeks ago. she'll tell us whether she'll run this year's marathon. this is a kpix 5 news morning update . good morning. it is 7:26 am. i am michelle griego . here's a live look at richmond-san rafael bridge and there's big relief to drivers with all lanes finally back open after the falling concrete shut it down yesterday for hours. the lanes were reopened after caltrans got a temporary repair met installed with metal plates. caltrans says they will have a permanent fix this weekend. open students will take part in a sickout to rally for the teachers. the group from skyline high
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bill would no longer allow philosophical -- carter evans is at the state capitol hill where a public hearing will take place today. carter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, the governor has declared a state of emergency here as the number of measles and infections continue to rise. there are 56 cases here in the pacific northwest and lawmakers are hoping to pass a bill that'll ensure more children are vaccinated. >> my city is the hotbed for this outbreak. >> the area hardest hit by the measles outbreak in washington. in her county alone, in clark county, there are 51 confirmed cases. require every child to be vaccinated unless they have
legitimate medical or religious exemptions. >> if you were to ask me years ago, i would have told you every child needs to be vaccinated. her middle child suffers significant behavioral and physical reaction after being vaccinated. >> according to the cdc, most people who get the vaccine do not have any serious health problems. the agency also says for every 1,0 1,000 children who get the measles, one or two will die from it. >> the benefits from the vaccine greatly out weighs the risk. measles can cause lifelong complications. >> no one knows that better than sylvia rodriguez, in 1989, she was too young to be vaccinated when she contracted the german measles. >> it became a lifetime
experience. rodriguez spent nine months in a coma and almost died. 30 years later, her eye sight and speech and hearing are still affected. >> i do not want to go through that experience with my three beautiful children that i have. >> in a way vaccines are a victim of their own success because most people have never seen the measles. >> people are afraid of what they don't know and we like to keep it that way. >> people on both sides of the issues are expected to speak at what could be al very fiery hearing today. lawmakers are hoping to determine if they have enough votes to move forward. gayle. >> we shall see, thank you, carter. a nurse connected to a man who's accused of killing the missing colorado mother is expected to be in court today. kelsey barrett was missing in
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are unfair to minorities and the poor. david is at a philadelphia coffee shop where cash accounts are about 40% of its sales, david, good morning. >> reporter: john, good morning, how do you pay for your coffee? > >> mostly credit card, david. >> reporter: here you can use cash, if you look on any money that you have, it says this notice legal tender for all debt public and private. so a lot of people love to tip in cash. when i buy coffee, i usually use my phone. here in philly, some businesses politely tell you sorry, we only have cash. >> cash is no longer key for many businesses in philadelphia. the sou of credit card swipes are drowning out the cha-ching of the cash registers. >> there are a lot of restaurants and business want to
go cashless. >> do you see an upside to cash? >> absolutely, places that handle cash are less safe than those that don't have carbsh on hand. consumers are getting used to it, too. and they're asking for it. cash is not accepted at blue stone lane coffee and the salad chain. together they have six stores in philadelphia. those totals dig in and tender greens now refused paper money, reportedly milk bars and starbucks and amazon and walmart and shake shack experienced with cashless stores recently. >> i go in and get a cup of coffee, i can get it because i have a credit card. the person behind me that does not have a credit card is told they can't get a cup of coffee. something does not seem right about that. >> reporter: more than 14
million americans don't have bank accounts, that makes getting credit cards difficult. 34% of black people, 17% of hispanics and 29% of people earning less than $30,000 relying on cash for all or just about all of their purchases. >> if it is not discrimination, i think the government does have a place to protect people from not being treated fairly. >> reporter: councilman greenly introduced a bill that'll fine businesses in philadelphia up to $2,000 if they do not accept cash. similar law proposed in washington, d.c. and chicago. massachusetts requires retailers to accept cash since 1978. >> it is a solution looking for a problem. do you see the reasoning booipd t behind the thought that cashless
can be discriminatory. >> i understand how this come about. we should look at a compromise that allows businesses, cashless by design in the way they do business continue to operate. >> reporter: now if the law is passed, it goes in effect in july. it only affects the brick and mortar stores. this is quite the talker, let us know what you think, facebook, twitter and instagram, what do you think about this? >> i am torn david, i rely on apple pay all the time. i don't use cash all that much. i see where it would impact a lot of people that do. to your point, i am not sure if we want the gun shot to make a decision for you. >> that business wants to stay and continue collecting cash. we don't need to accept cash, it may be a lieability for us.
>> i agree with you. i think the business should decide what works best for their business model. >> this is a trend in model that banks have more cash years ago. >> right. >> david, thank you, enjoy noyo coffee. >> are you on venmo yet? >> i do have a credit card. >> i heard of venmo. >> did you hook up apple paye e pay yet? >> sure. >> we'll do it for you during the break. >> i am going to give it to nora. >> i am told we have to go. up next, a look at this morning's other headlines including how a teenager discovered a face time bug is good friday morning. we are tracking showers on the hi-def doppler with increasing rain through the morning and afternoon. all of us will see rain this
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." here's a look at some of the this morning's headlines -- cbsnews.com has a rare interview done by olivia gazos with the senate intelligence committee's chair of the russia investigation which just reached its second year. republican richard burr said they do not have anything that would suggest there was collusion by the trump campaign and russia. the committee has interviewed more than 200 witnesses and reviewed more than 300,000 pages of documents. burr thinks they're nearing the end of the investigation. "the arizona republic" says part of a long-term care facility where an incapacitated patient was raped is shutting down. hacienda will closing it phoenix care center. 300 patients will be moved to other facilities. the decision came a day after former nurse nathan sutherland pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting the 29-year-old woman. "the new york times" reports
a year before jamal khashoggi was murdered, crown prince mohammed bin salman said he would use a bullet on the columnist if he did not end his criticism of the government. sources say intelligence agencies intercepted the comments to an aide. tr it is the most detailed evidence that he planned to kill khashoggi before he was murdered in the consulate last october. "the hollywood reporter" says woody allen is suing amazon for terminating a movie deal. the suit claims that amazon ended the $73 million agreement with allen's production company in the wake of renewed sexual abuse allegations against the director. allen says there was no legitimate grund for termination since the allegations had already been made public. amazon did not respond to requests for comment about the story. is "rig"reuters" says johns& johnson will be the first to add list prices and typical out-of-pocket costs to
television ads. it follows a trump administration proposal to make drug pricing more transparent in tv advertising. the pharmaceutical industry opposes that. it says few people pay high-list prices. the "wall street journal" reports apple said it would reward the teenager credited with discovering a facetime bug. two weeks ago, remember 14-year-old grant thompson of arizona found that facetime allowed people to eavesdrop on others before a call was answered. apple has fixed the problem. the tech giant said it plans to compensate the thompson family and will make a gift toward grant's education. it declined to say how much. good for apple. >> yeah. good for apple and for him. don't you love when a teenager is the one that cracks the code on something that people have been working on for a long period of time -- >> apple -- >> there's a texas tech worker, 25, that also discovered the bug a week later. they're paying him, too. good for laapple to acknowledge it. >> some people are afraid to use facetime even though it's worked
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welcome back. we have information on the trouble spot on the golden gate bridge. it looks like it is mostly northbound with a crash at the south tower blocking one lane. they are working to move it off the bridge right now, so it is slow out of san francisco north down across the span. northbound 17 at northbound 85 we have car fire reported. the bay bridge toll plaza looking much better with friday light in san francisco. you can see the hi-def doppler where it is raining right now across san mateo, half moon bay getting light rain. as we go through the morning into the afternoon we will see increasing rain by this
♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it's friday, february 8th, 2019. welcome back to "cbs this morning." ahead, amazon ceo jeff bezos goes public with a claim that the "national enquirer" threatened to expose intimate photos of him if he didn't cooperate with the tabloid. plus, grammy award host alicia keys talks about sunday's big show right here on cbs. and remembers the first song she ever wrote, but, first, here's today's eye opener at 8:00. the richest man in the world is accusing the "national enquirer" and its publisher of extortion and blackmail.
>> bezos says ami's latest offer came because its ceo david pecker was furious about the investigation. >> the president continues to try to paint the hearings as overreach calling the investigations into his administration harassment. virginia's legislative black caucus and virginia's congressional delegation reiterating they want the governor to stop down, but both groups stopped short of saying that about the lieutenant governor and attorney general. this could be the first real test of abortion rights in the supreme court with new conservative justices. the stage is already set, and rehearsals are under way. a lot of people believe that ladies will win big. chipotle just announced that they will be adding drive-through lanes at several dozen of their locations. >> here's how the drive-through works. you pull up to the window, and you order your burrito, and then you drive a little more and you order rice and beans at that window, and then you drive a bit more and you order from the meat
window. and you drive a lite more and you get to the salsa window and then you're like wait, hang on, i wanted extra meat and you go back. >> i'm john dickerson with gayle king, norah o'donnell and bianna golodryga. >> drive-through is better. >> i'm picky. mine would take forever. >> so you better go inside. >> i'll go inside. >> you just go inside, bianna. >> and now this. the world's richest man, jeff bezos, is accusing the "national enquirer" and its parent company, american media, inc., of quote extortion and blackmail. amazon's founder launched an investigation last month to learn how "the enquirer" obtained text messages to a woman he was having an affair with. bezos wrote on the website medium last night that ami threatened to publish revealing photos of him unless he stopped his investigation. >> jeff bezos said ami asked him
to claim, quote, no knowledge or basis for suggesting that ami's coverage was politically motivated. he said it would be a lie to say that, and he would not do it. bezos said the threat came shortly after he learned the investigation upset ami ceo david pecker who is a longtime friend of president trump. ami has admitted paying a woman who claims that she had an affair with donald trump to keep the news from being published before the 2016 election. >> bezos who also owns "the washington post" has been attacked by the president over the paper's white house coverage. journalist ronan pharaoh responded to bezos saying he and at least one other reporter faced similar blackmail efforts when they investigated ami. now in a statement, american media believes it acted lawfully in the reporting of the story plaintiff bezos, adding the nature of the allegations published by mr. bezos, the board has convened and determined it should promptly and thoroughly investigate the claim. some of the biggest names in music are in los angeles this
morning getting ready for sunday's grammy awards. rehearsals are already under way. producers say this year's show will feature unforgettable musical collaborations. our streaming network and cbs "entertainment tonight" co-host kevin frazier is there and slad spoke with host alicia keys, what a tough assignment. first, let's go to kevin at the stage. kevin, good morning. >> good morning, bianna. i'm standing where the grammys have some of the most intimate and memorable performances take place. remember last year. lady gaga in those white wings at her piano paying tribute to the time's up movement, singing so beautifully. gaga is back to perform for a fifth year in a row, and she will perform with mark randy johnson, the producer, so we're not sure if she will sing "shallow" or not because bradley cooper will be at the bastas.
maybe they will sing it for the oscars. the song is one of two movie soundtracks up for best album and the other is "black panther." the producer won't perform. interesting to see if he can get over the hump. nominated three times for album of the year and walked away empty-handed three times. the grammys are about cool collaborations and mixes, you'll hear from everyone to sean mendez to red hot chili peppers have a cool collaboration, ricky martin will take the stage. i guarantee you that you will walk away from the grammys, and you will hear music that you've never heard before or discover an artist, and that's what makes it so great. it brings together different again res, and we discover new people and new things. someone we won't discover is the host of the evening, alicia
keys, and our very own cbs' vladimir dowier who is sitting in what i call the superstar seat high above the floor here in staples center. usually reserved for gayle king but slad is there tonight, and you had a chance to talk with the one and only alicia keys. >> thank you, kevin. indeed, i did. it was a tough assignment sitting here at staples center spending time with the next host of the 61st grammy awards, alicia keyes. now with is a grammy wins and 29 nominations, she's certainly no strangers to the big show but she did tell me there was a big surprise when she found out she was hosting, and that was almost as thrilling as winning. >> i was so excited. i literally was kind of like legit screaming and yelling and spinning around. like that's how i felt. i still feel that way. it's a big deal, you know, when you can hold the energy of a
space and create what you want people to feel in it is a really powerful thing. i think that it's something that really creates magic so i feel like spinning around and screaming. >> reporter: we will have much more of our discussion with alicia keys coming up but i'm totsing it back to you on the center stage, kevin, my main man. >> slad, great interview and keep gayle's seat warm because that's where she normally sits. the anticipation for music's biggest night is coming up, and, gayle, you know, we've been in here many times in staples center early in the morning and you've been sitting here, right? >> i have been there, but i -- i'm wondering this, kevin, how you keep your face on straight when you heard me say that bradley cooper is performing on stage with gaga. you know that's not true. i meant the oscars. i meant the oscars. that's so nice of you have not to correct me on live tv. betsy, our crackerjack producer said, gayle, you are wrong. i did mean the oscars. thank you, kevin. i wish i could be there.
we'll look back at the life of frank robinson, major league baseball's first black manager and one of its greatest players. and boston marathon bombing survivor adrianne hazlett is making another comeback after a car hit her last month. she's in studio 57 to talk about the road ahead, and that's only here on "cbs this morning." the road ahead. and that's only here on "cbs this morning." [indistinct conversation] [friend] i've never seen that before. ♪ ♪
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adrianne haslet is not your typical athlete. she was hit by a terrorist bomb at the finish line of the boston marathon in 2013. and nearly six years later, a few blocks from the site of the blast she was hit by a car. despite everything she's faced, she's focused on turning her tragedies into triumph. april 15th, 2013, is a date adrianne haslet will never forget. that day she was a spectator at the boston marathon, she was hit by shrapnel and ultimately lost her left leg. we met haslet three years ago. >> something can happen in three seconds, but it's up to you to make every second count after. >> reporter: she was on the up and up accepting her new normal as an amputee. three years after her life was changed she competed the marathon even though she was never a runner. it was a brutal journey to recovery. >> ow. >> reporter: along the way, she
allowed cameras to document the whole process. >> i was thankful that it was as raw as it was and that i captured those raw moments. >> reporter: how has your life changed? >> i look at life so much differently now. i just feel this sort of the understanding about what it's like to go through something really, really tough. you know, it's that phrase that everyone's fighting a hard battle. >> reporter: just as haslet was preparing for another marathon race, last month she was hit by a car. another devastating blow. again to the left side of her body. thnheard of tragedies, most people will never experience, you know, i think on the one hand she has a depth of experience in recovery from something that's this traumatic. and on the other hand, this is a major challenge and tragedy in the middle of a training cycle. we stopped, re-evaluate, and go
from here. roy like in tragedy before, haslet shared every step of her painful recovery on social media, showcasing unparalleled optimism. >> first shower on my own is a success. >> reporter: she'sa anand mont this is -- she's adamant that this is not how her story will end. for the first time, adrianne haslet will talk about whether she's able to run this year's boston marathon. an interview only on "cbs this morning." it's so good to see you here in person with quite a spare, your service. how are you? >> i'm good today. i've had worse days, and i've certainly had better days. i try and make the day to day better than yesterday. and today is. >> you were training to run this year's marathon again. >> i was. and i was training to win first in my division for mobility impaired. not just run it but to place. >> and when you were hit by a car -- >> yeah.
i was. i can't -- listening to you say that, it doesn't seem real yet. >> uh-huh. it's like, gayle was saying earlier, like first a terrorist nearly killed you. then you get hit by a car. why me? >> why me? right, why me? i mean, it's so easy to get stuck on that, and i try not to. you can't help it. i mean, who gets blown up by a terrorist and gets hit by a car? >> i know this is so painful for you. i follow you on instagram. we've been friends for a while. i know you were pouring your heart into the boston marathon. >> i was. >> are you going to be able to run? >> no. no, i'm not. one of the first times saying it out loud. it's so hard. but i'm physically and mentally but physically unable to do that. i have limited mobility in my arm, and it's -- 65 days away today. i talked with my coach and surgeon, and i'm not running. i'm not going to be able to train for that kind of distance.
it's impossibly hard to have this taken away. >> because it was going to be the six-year anniversary. >> yeah. it's falling on the day for the first time of the six-year anniversari. to take back that day and be running as a thank you to everyone who supported me in the running community and boston and beyond, i just wanted to say thank you. >> i think about that. you saying, too, i wanted to take back that day for myself mu. one of the things you told me that rings in my head is you said, i've been broken, but i'm more than my broken pieces. >> i am more than my broken pieces. yes. i have now no left foot, and i have this gash, scar on my arm which i don't know what mobility i'll gain back with p.t. eventually. but i'm more than that. i'm so much more than that. i had to completely redefine myself after losing my leg. and i know i can do that again after being hit by a car. >> you also told me, i've chosen not to be a victim. >> yes. >> that's a hard thing when you've experienced what you've
been through. >> yes. you know, i choose to be called a victim because i'm not defined by what happened in my life. i'm defined by how i live my life. but it is very difficult to think that you are not a victim of multiple injuries and multiple people telling you don't do this. >> what happens when the drive hit you? >> i was walking across the street directly in front of my house, just blocks away from the finish line. and out of nowhere -- and i know that sounds crazy -- a car came and hit me on my left prosthetic. i still have the dent. and sent me flying in the air. the car did not have headlights on. it did not stop at the crosswalk. i had the right of way. threw me in the air. and i remember looking down on to the vehicle, it was dark out, and he did not have lights on. and i remember thinking, i'm going to land on my head, and i talked my head down, and i hit the left side of my body. it shattered all of this here. i sat up, and i felt my arm -- my yell bow sitting in my -- my
elbow sitting in my lap even though it should have been higher up. and i knew that i was -- my arm was not attached to my body. >> in the ambulance, first thing you think of, the surgeon that helped you with your leg. >> i did. i called dr. kalisch, superman surgeon, and i said, something's happened again. get to the hospital. i didn't even ask. >> what is the lesson for people dealing with pain in different ways can learn from your incredible resilience? >> thank you. you know, i don't have all the answers. one thing that i'm proud of is to be fiercely protective of my mental health. i don't think it's separate, mental or physical. for me, i put a note on the outside of the hospital room, and even though i was exposed to media, i thought the blasts came from the sky for about three months. i think it's -- you have to be fiercely protective of who you surround yourself with and who you invite into your life. let yourself heal. give yourself the time. then you can do anything. >> thank you. adrianne haslet. >> thank you very much for having me. it's good to see you again. >> and we'll be right back with more here on "cbs this morning."
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♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning" on this friday. right now it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. "the baltimore sun" looks back at the life of baseball hall of famer frank robinson. robinson died yesterday at his los angeles home after battling cancer. he became major league baseball's first black manager in 1975 with the cleveland indians. during his 21-year playing career, which also included playing with the cincinnati reds, he hit 586 home runs. he's tenth on the all-time list
and he led the baltimore orioles to their first world championship when he won the triple crown. he's the only man to be named most valuable player in both leagues. frank robinson was 83. >> he'll be missed. the associated press reports on what could be the first gene editing done inside the body. researchers gave adult patients copies of a corrective gene through an iv. now, it's too soon to know if this will help, but the treatment could one day lead to alterations in dna to treat many diseases caused by faulty genes. > "usa today" reports that her clapping during president trump's state of the union address wasn't sarcastic. video of pelosi clapping went viral with many saying she was being petty, but the speaker says she just wanted mr. trump to know that democrats welcomed his remarks calling for the end of politics of revenge. the speaker's daughter christine tweet that had that image took her back to the teenage years
and her daughter seemed to indicate that mom knew what she was doing. these an unusual clapback. >> i think the doubt der a fact check on her own mother. >> our partners at bbc report on a new study that apparently refutes a drinking myth. beer before wine and you'll feel fine and wine before beer and you'll feel clear. a study in the "american journal of clinical nutrition" found the ourd have your drinks does not matter, just the alcohol content and -- and the amount drunk. hangovers could also be influenced by the drink's coloring and flavoring. >> i thought the phrase was beer before licker, never sicker. >> it's a texas thing. >> by the time you're reciting those phrases you're in no condition to remember what's going on. mostly you're mumbling to yourself. so let that be a lesson to you kids. and reuters reports on a teenager in spain who built his own robotic prosthetic arm using
lego pieces. 19-year-old david aguilar was born without a right forearm. bioengineering student loved legos as a boy and used them to build his first very basic artificial arm at the age of 9. his dream is to design a portable robotic limb. >> that's awesome. >> a lot of companies will be calling him now. >> wow. >> as we count down to the 61st annual grammy awards, we're talking to the woman who will be at the center of music's biggest night. that's host alicia keys, and, boy, is she ready. she first topped the billboard 200 in 2001 with her debut songs "songs in aminor." that album earned her her first 5 of is a grammys, thank you very much and she's sold over 35 million albums. more from our streaming network had this conversation with alicia keys and, slad, good morning. can't wait to see what alicia
does with this show. >> reporter: neither can we. her performances always bring the house down, and she's no stranger to the big show. show's got 29 nominations, is a grammy wins, and here's the thing that's absolutely refreshing about talking about alicia keys. she is still humbled to be counted amongst grammy winners's most prestigious artists. quincy jones, barbra streisand, nirvana, marvin, miles, alicia keys. aghhh! >> reporter: alicia, you're chosen. >> wow. >> reporter: mean, don't you feel like that a little bit. >> wow, thank you. i believe we're all chosen, you know, i do, and i really believe it's just about finding our way through our own journeys where we're unafraid of our greatness. >> bam. ♪ this girl is on fire >> with 29 nominations, and 15 wins, alicia keys has reached
another career milestone. ♪ hosting the grammys, hosting the grammys with alicia keys ♪ >> i've never hosted anything, nothing, so -- >> except living in our hearts with your music. >> yes, high five. outside of that, i haven't, but i know that it's the right moment for me and i know that i'm so ready for it, and i understand the room and i understand what the night is. ♪ sometimes i love you >> when you talk about writing your first song when you were 11 years old. >> right. >> can you describe what it was like when you first put the pen down after writing that first song and compare that to winning song of the year for "fallen." >> whoa, that's crazy. >> the grammy goes to alicia
keys. >> i remember so vividly both moments when i wrote my first song. it felt like a magic, like a thrill, and then fast forwarding to being here on this grammy stage and receiving the award for it. >> just sticking to your dreams no matter what. >> then i felt totally insane. i felt -- i literally felt like i was spinning. it definitely was overwhelming by also unbelievable, like a -- like the best dream you could have ever dreamed of that it felt like. ♪ ♪ the way i love you >> her gave an interview to gayle king and she said as a little girl dreamed that one day she would be accepting a grammy, she would be on the grammy stage, and alicia keys would be there. >> oh, my -- what? >> yes. >> you know what. i feel like, first of all, i love her, an i've been watching her, you know, since she was
like a little girl, and i knew that she was special even then and i do hope that i am on that stage and i get to -- obviously i'll -- i'll be on the stage. i'll be there, and i do hope that she joins me. >> the show itself is generally about the music and the performances. >> yeah. >> and this year it's going to be all about that. >> it is -- i feel like this is kind of the sickest year that i've, you know -- it just feels like the different variety of people that are performing are all exciting. some of the icons like dolly parton and diana ross, like, first of all, diana ross don't go nowhere for nobody. >> right. >> okay. so the fact that she's even stepping one clean foot on to this stage is like seriously, it's -- it's exciting. >> for all the little girls out there, this is about inclusion, this is about diversity. what do you want them to learn when they learn the broadcast? >> it is time to ensure that
diversity and inclusion is present and front and center and particularly for women to have our seat at the table. we are the creators of our music. we are the writers. we are the executives. we are the powerhouses. we are it all, and there's a great respect that is deserved for all women, and you will see that live embodied on sunday. >> alicia said she's looking, of course, to all of the big performances that will be happening right here behind me, especially the collaborations, especially janell monet and the red hot chili peppers, bianna. >> i wish she had more fun in that interview. she looked bored. >> she's amazing. i was bambling the entire time. >> nobody blames you for that. >> by the way, i love that you brought up hers' comment to alicia because you could see the excitement and thrill she got from that. >> it blew her mind. >> slad, have fun. >> watch the 61st grammy awards
at 7:00 central, 5:00 pacific, right here on cbs. today on the "cbs this morning" podcast, apple music's saine lowe looks ahead at the grammys and discusses everything from alicia keys hosting the event to who he thinks this year's winners will be be. a white house leak this week revealed the president dedicates about 60% of his schedule to unstructured executive time. ahead in our reporters' notebook, we explore how we can all balance structured and unstructured time at
coffee break, smoke breaks, executive time. we all try to find time at work to escape from the grind. it doesn't matter whether you're the president or a school principal. it's wise to take your brain from a sprint to a stroll. what is the right balance of focus versus free thinking? how do we arrange our minutes at work to reach optimism productivity? in this week's reporter's notebook we search for those answers. >> reporter: the president's schedule was leaked this week, presumably by somebody who works for him who doesn't think the president works. it showed vast blocks of executive time, a period during which the president can do anything he pleases.
for the president's critics the loose-flitting day suggest he's a loafer. i asked the author of "when the scientific secrets of perfect timing." explained there's nothing wrong with executive time and what is wrong is what we and the president do with our executive time. a president's job is to lead more than it is to manage. those who get this wrong clog up their day with meetings and micromanaging. because the public misunderstands this, presidents often have to look like they are working to avoid criticism. but top executives know that free time is important to think about strategy and vision. a harvard business school study found that top ceos carve out about a quarter of their day for this kind of creative thinking, but other thinking is required, too. blue sky visions are great and all, but large organizations demand systematic and focused work that is done in these tighter scheduled times, so we should ask ourselves and our
presidents, are we using the two types of time wisely? is scheduled time crisp and informative? is free time generating insights? reports from inside the administration suggest structured time is chaotic, and free time sometimes occupying nearly 60% of the day, often coincides with television-inspired tweets. nearly 60% of the day often coincides with television-inspired tweets. dan pink points us toward president divide eisenhower's quadrant system that he created to sort priorities. urgent and important matters require focused time. important but nonurgent tasks can be handled during executive time. where we all fall into the bog of woe is when we spend executive time on matters that are urgent but not important or not urgent and not important. that's lost time or, worse, time where fire drills were created that ruin everybody else's day. this is a system that can work for any of us.
so mull it over next time you have some executive time. >> you know, it's important because we're all struggling with how to make best use of our limited time and a limited day, and how to have more time really for what some might think of as selfish time but really is the time that keeps us mentally sane, keeps us creative, thoughtful, empathetic. >> yeah. yeah. if you want a guide, dan pink's book is -- it's great. >> it is -- >> thank you. >> it was surprising to hear all the executive time that the president had considering what is going on in the country. >> i will say we have covered a lot of fire drills. >> yes. we have. we have. >> all right. nicely done, john. and next we'll look at all that mattered this week. we'll be right back.
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it's friday. you have ha lot to do this weekend, grammys on -- >> cbs. >> tune in to "the cbs evening news" tonight with jeff glor. as we leave you, we'd like to take a look back at all that mattered this week. in the meantime, have a great weekend. we'll see you on monday. take it easy. >> bye. if there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation. >> that line like so much of the speech was just partisan and self-serving. >> president trump began the speech with a call for bipartisanship. he ended with a bid for what he called new american greatness. >> we do the incredible. we conquer the unknown. >> beautiful to see all of that white. >> i noticed that the guys dressed together, too, and decided to wear navy suits. [ laughter ] >> they did. john, thank you for that. >> we sleep in these. this is actually what i wear to bed normally. >> this week -- >> in virginia the top three
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this is a kpix 5 news morning update . good morning. it is 8:55 am. i am michelle griego . we are following breaking news in campbell clear a man armed with a gun is barricaded in the denny's restaurant on bascom avenue. the road is closed from east campbell avenue to dry creek. they believe the armed man is the only one in the denny's restaurant. we have a crew heading to the scene and we will keep you updated and will have them on all of our favorite platforms including kpix.com.
welcome back. it is 8:57 am. i am gianna franco in the traffic center. this is how you want your commute to be every morning with a nice ride out of oakland and to san francisco. it is just a little slow off the skyway into the city but overall an easy ride with 19 minutes from the maze to the central freeway. here's a live look at the golden gate bridge with an update at that earlier crash completely off the bridge with
traffic moving nicely in both directions. it is 23 minutes from san mateo bridge from hayward in the foster city. the delays are mostly at the toll plaza. to the maps, a few things, north 880 at alvarado we have an injury crash at the shoulder, slow and go. there is a trouble spot in the south bay on bascom. we are tracking showers on the hi-def doppler with increasing rain through the morning into the afternoon. let's zoom in where you can see the light rain stretching across the bay bridge from the east bay into berkeley, emeryville, alameda and oakland. we have increasing rain for wet afternoon and evening commute for all of us widespread rain later today. the daytime highs topping out in the upper 40s, to the low to mid 50s. 48 in santa rosa, 49 in napa and fairfield.
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