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captioning funded by cbs good morning, it's march 9th, 2019. welcome to "cbs this morning saturday." r. kelly's latest release. the r&b singer arrested for failing to pay more than $161,000 in child support is set to get out of jail this morning. we'll have the latest on his deaning legal troubles. "empire" actor jussie smollett is indicted on 16 felony indicates after police
say he staged a hate crime against himself. his lawyer calls it overkill. blaming the messenger. president trump gets rid of his fifth communications director. former fox news executive bill shine. why it comes at yet another critical time for the president. a new era for the boy scouts begins as the first girls start joining the program. we'll check in on the changes and see why it will benefit the organization and some parents. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> i'm cool, i'm not afraid because i'm telling the truth. >> r. kelly remains behind bars. >> if r. kelly is shining any light now, it's on the national conversation about sexual abuse and the behavior of the powerful toward the vulnerable. it's a conversation long overdue and one that still has a long ways to go. actor jussie smollett faces new charges. a grand jury in chicago indicted
the "empire" star on 16 felony counts. >> what is happening here is, frankly, a media gang bang of this guy of unprecedented proportions. >> reporter: the u.s. national women's soccer game is suing for equal pay citing discrimination. >> this is not going away. we're here to battle until we win in federal court. i feel badly for paul manafort. >> president trump expressed sympathy for his former campaign chairman who was sentenced to nearly four years in prison. >> i don't feel badly at all. he should get the boy scout badge for lying. mr. trump and the first lady flew to alabama meeting with tornado survivors. >> we love you all, we thank you all. we love the state of alabama. students in washington state had a very wild ride to school. nope one was hurt. >> i think this is why they have snow days. all that -- >> major scuffles on the race track in phoenix happened during qualifying. what? >> heated words and punches thrown. a memorable international women's day for the fourth
grader who called out superstar steph curry for not making a basketball shoe for girls. and all that matters -- >> let me tell you about international women's day, first of all. we should have 365 days. i don't know why we're going to pretend like one is good enough. >> reporter: on "cbs this morning saturday." >> it was senior night for maryland basketball, and how did the tapeerrapins player celebra? he proposed. she said yes. >> we know they are engaged and set to be married. >> i don't know what's going to take place the next 40 minutes, but this should be the play of the game. are you kidding me? >> i'd say it was the play of the game. down on one knee. he's still -- >> i know. >> right? welcome to the weekend, everyone, i'm anthony mason along with dana jacobson and michelle miller. coming up later, we're going to take you 30,000 feet above the
ground. that's where change is in the air for some airlines trying to revamp the experience in the cabin. we'll show you the changes that are expected to improve your mind, body, and most important, the cupholder. >> yes. >> oh, yeah. we'll be celebrating aretha. that is aretha franklin. this weekend, cbs is airing a remarkable tribute concert for the queen of soul. producer clive davis about honoring his longtime friend and why these kind of celebrations are important. for three seasons on the hbo show "crashing," comedian pete holmes has made audiences laugh as he shared the stage with some of comedy's biggest names. we will talk to him and producer judd apatow about the incredible true story behind the series. that is ahead. we begin this morning with what's next for r&b singer r. kelly and his deepening legal troubles. his management tells us he'll likely be released from jail today. kelly was arrested earlier this
week for failing to pay more than $161,000 in child support and charged last month with ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. kelly's arrest came after his explosive interview with gayle king on "cbs this morning." he claimed the allegations of abuse against him are hurting his ability to support his family. jericka duncan is in chicago outside the jail where kelly is being held. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. r. kelly's team has been working to put together enough money for the singer's release. his publicist says that he was willing to pay around $50,000, but a judge wanted him to come up with the full amount of money that he owes in child support. >> you're going to haul him into court and say, "pay $161,000," and he's not working. where does the money come from? >> reporter: r. kelly's publicist echoed a sentiment the r&b told gayle earlier, that the
controversy surrounding him is creating a financial burden. >> how can i work, how can i get paid, how can i see my kids? >> what is your relationship with your children? what is your relationship with your children? >> oh, my god. zero. >> reporter: kelly returned to jail wednesday for failing to dole out more than $160,000 in child support. he posted bond just a week earlier, days after pleading not guilty to event counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. waiting for kelly's return, his two girlfriends, azriel clary and joycelyn savage. >> what is your relationship, both of you, with r. kelly? >> we're with him. that's our relationship. >> we're with him. that's what it is. >> we're in a relationship with him. you just stead. >> right. a very strong relationship, as well. >> both of you? >> yes. >> reporter: savage's parents told king that kelly brainwashed their daughter. at a news conference, clary said his daughter's behavior in the
interview with king was unrecognizable. >> i'll tell you what it is -- that's not my daughter. the woman she had become now is like robotic. >> reporter: dominique gardner says she used to live with kelly and the two women. in the docuseries "surviving r. kelly," gardner's mother, michelle kramer reunites with dominique. it had been three years since they saw each other. >> it's like a drug. you can't get nobody off drugs. they got to be ready to want to. >> reporter: we spoke with the reporter who wrote about kelly's relationships with underage girls for years. >> the school's failed, the press failed, the music industry certainly failed. everyone failed these young, black girls. everybody. >> reporter: kelly continues to deny all abuse allegations. kelly's publicist says that his client remains in good spirits
while behind bars and is looking forward to a speedy trial. if convicted on all charges, r. kelly could face up to 70 years in prison.jericka, thank you so. we'll stay in chicago where jussie smollett has been indicted but his lawyers call it prosecutorial overkill. he said smollett is claiming innocence, saying he was the victim of a hate crime. here's dean reynolds. >> reporter: smollett, co-star of "empire," was charged last month with a single felony for involving disorderly conduct for filing a false police report. now the cook county grand jury has charged him with felonies for every alleged lie he told the chicago police who were compiling that report. smollett told them he was roughed up on the street near his chicago apartment early on the 29th of january by two men
who hurled racial and homophobic slurs at him, doused him with a chemical, and tied a nasa around his neck while yelling "this is maga country." surveillance cameras showed no assault. they did show the men, however, who quickly went from persons of interest to key witnesses when they told the cops smollett had paid them to stage the attack. police superintendent eddie johnson was outraged. >> jussie smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career. i'm left hanging high head and asking why. >> reporter: according to the grand jury, smollett knew there was no reasonable ground for believing that such offenses had been committed. they said he falsely claimed he was a victim of a hate crime. that one of his attackers was a white man, that he was hit in the face, that a noose was draped around his neck, and that he had fought back, a claim he repeated at a concert days later. >> i fought back. >> reporter: each of the 16
counts carries a maximum penalty of four years in prison, 64 years in total. he's due in court in chicago next thursday. for "cbs this morning saturday," dean reynolds, chicago. in other news, some powerful winter storms will be taking aim at millions of americans this weekend. a late season snowstorm blanketed parts of western virginia friday. a layer of snow and ice glazed roads in charlottesville, virginia. and today a major storm system is expected to bring heavy rain, damaging winds, hail, and possibly a tornado through much of the south. this as a foot of snow is likely to cover many parts of the midwest. meteorologist jeff berardelli with more. the severe weather season is off to a running start. here's the reason -- two jet streams merging into one here in the nation's middle. strong, spinning winds in the atmosphere. you can see the spin right there. ings that going to power strong,
rotating, super-cell thunderstorms today and the possibility and probability of both severe weather and maybe big tornadoes, as well. satellite radar shows the threat already moving into parts of missouri as we speak. all the way into arkansas. this will progress east as we head through the day. storm prediction center is outlining where the biggest threat is. you can see it especially in the orange, places like memphis, birmingham, paducah, nashville, we could see wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour, and the tornadoes because of this really strong jet stream. let's show it to you hour by hour as the day progresses. you can see the line moving east. the worst is near memphis around noon. then the system moves east. as it moves east, by the end of the day, it begins to break up and weaken as it moves into the deep south. last but not least, old man winter is hanging on for dear life. more heavy snow in minnesota. some places picking up another foot of snow. >> thank you so much. stormy day in the south
there. the president and the first lady got a firsthand look at the tornado damage in hard-hit lee county, alabama, friday. they met with residents who lost homes or loved ones when the deadly twister cut a 70-mile path of destruction sunday, killing 23 people and injuring dozens of others. mr. trump also signed bibles after speaking in a church in opelika. the president signed an emergency disaster declaration earlier this week authorizing federal aid for the area. on the political front, president trump friday made a new claim that his former fixer, michael cohen, had asked him for a pardon. a request he says he refused. cohen testified to congress under oath denying he has ever asked for a pardon. this amidst another staff shakeup with deputy chief of staff of communications bill shine resigning. shine is the fifth communications director to leave the administration. the president is spending the weekend at his florida resort,
mar-a-lago, where we find errol barnett who's traveling with the president. good morning, errol. >> reporter: hey there, good morning. look, it remains unclear why bill shine is leaving now just as president trump faces new p.r. challenges. the president is voicing opinions of his former campaign chairman, paul manafort's, jail sentence and is formally debating his former fixer michael cohen on line. >> michael cohen lied about the pardon. and it's a stone-cold lie. he's lied about a lot of things. >> reporter: on his way to visit tornado-stricken alabama, president trump lashed out against michael cohen for claiming under oath that he never sought a pardon. >> he knew all about pardons. his lawyer said they went to my lawyers and asked for pardons. i could go a step above that, but i won't do it now. >> reporter: aboard air force one, the president elaborated, writing in a tweet, cohen, quote, directly asked me for a pardon, i said no.
cohen responded calling the claim just another set of lies. the president hit back, seemingly quoting a fellow republican, "the only time that michael cohen told the truth is when he plead that he was guilty." >> have never asked for, nor would i accept a pardon from president trump. >> reporter: cohen's lawyer has acknowledged cohen directed his then-attorney to explore possibilities of a pardon at one point with trump lawyer rudy giuliani, as well as other lawyers advising president trump. >> i feel very badly for paul manafort. i think it's been a very, very tough time for him. >> reporter: mr. trump also weighed in on a potential pardon for his former campaign chairman, paul manafort, sentenced to 47 months in prison thursday. significantly less time than the recommended sentence for his crimes of at least 19 years band bars. >> i don't discuss it. the only one discussing it is
you. >> reporter: this comes as white house communications chief bill shine resigned friday. his role appearing to diminish in recent weeks. the president intended for the former fox news executive to shape more favorable coverage of the administration. now shine isn't going too far. he is heading to the president's re-election campaign where he will be a senior adviser. paul manafort could face an additional ten years in jail as part of a separate case in d.c. this upcoming week. and michael cohen begins his three-year prison sentence in may. >> thanks. "new york" magazine correspondent gabriel debenedetti joins us. let's start with bill shine felt fifth white house communications director to go out the revolving door. what's the significance of this? >> it's unclear immediately whether this is going to change anything inside the white house. the truth is while there have been five white house communications directors, six people have accepted the job,
there's only one all along, and that's donald trump. at the end of the day, he drives the news. and this is a white house that it's not unfair to say it thrives on chaos. so this was never really going to be a role that made a ton of sense for someone who was going to come in and try and really professionalism the operation. now we'll see what kind of role shine has in the re-election campaign. it's not really been defined yet. >> more than a dozen democrats have entered the 2020 race. we've heard from prominent dems that they're not running. what we haven't heard, who we haven't heard from is joe biden. is he going to run? >> great question. you and everyone else want to know that right now, including a lot of people around joe biden. he's been telling his advisers he's about 90, 95, 99% of the way there. there have been a lot of people around who say he has to cross the final threshold. he, of course, has gotten to this point five times before. he's run twice. not done very well. he's concerned not only about his family but about the modern political landscape. it's changed a lot.
he's been around for a very long time. and at the end of the day here it's a complicated thing. you know, he has changed his timeline over and over and over. i've been reporting on him for years. but for the last few weeks, i've heard he's going to make his decision by the end of 2018, by the end of february, march. now it sounds like he'll probably launch a campaign in april, but probably. >> one of the headlines this morning is the sentencing for paul manafort. 47 months, that's raised a question about the idea of sentencing and issues and disparities. but also with manafort we're not done. there is mother nature to come. >> that's right. -- there is more to come. >> that's right. he will if before a judge in washington this week. a judge who's been tougher in the past, and he could get up to ten years. there is for witness tampering and the work he did with ukraine. it's a different case. this was washington, the last was virginia. he could go behind bars for ten more years. it has spurred a national conversation in an interesting way about sentencing and the
possibility of sentencing reform. we'll see what happens this week. >> this coming week, the senate scheduled to vote on the president's national emergency declaration. are the republicans going to stand by the president? >> most of the republicans are. the real question is whether two, three, or four are not. right now there are four in the senate who say they're not going to stand by him. that means that he's going to have to veto the rebuke of them if everything that we expect comes to pass. right now again, there are four republican senators who are going to join democrats if nothing changes, in essentially saying that this national emergency declaration is a no-go, it's not fair, not good, it's not legal. if that comes to pass, the president is going to have to veto his own republicans' vote here. >> the president and republicans have said on the michael cohen front that he's a liar. my question is as far as the democrats are concerned, did cohen tell enough of the truth? in other words, did he connect the dots with enough proof? >> it's a good question. we don't actually know what he
said behind closed doors. that's one of the big questions. he does continue to testify in confidential settings that we're not seeing on camera. a lot of democrats have said he's given them a ton of information to show that the president was complicit in essentially the crimes that michael cohen is accusing him of. he question of credibil the big one now. there's a reason that not only the president but basically every republican out there is not even trying to go after necessarily what cohen has to say, but trying to prove he's not a trustworthy narrator. they're trying to say democrats can think he's connecting the dots, they can think that he's showing that donald trump committed campaign finance violations, but he's not someone that we can trust in the first place. democrats are trying to prove that's not the case. but it's tough. >> and we await the mueller report. >> yes. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> tomorrow morning on "face the nation," margaret brennan's guest will include the newest entrant into the rate for the race for presidential nomination, john hickenlooper. in other news, "the new york
times" reports democratic presidential candidate elizabeth warren is calling for the breakup of some of nation's largest tech companies including amazon and facebook. the massachusetts senator outlined her policy on friday for regulators to undo the merging of tech companies. she says big tech has too much control over the economy and over the lives of everyday americans. warren spoke in a neighborhood in new york where fierce local opposition derailed amazon's plans to build a headquarters there. "the baltimore sun" reports maryland's highest court has denied a new trial for adnon say yesterday who was chronicled in the podcast "serial." they agreed that sayad's attorney was deficient for failing to pursue a possible alibi witness account but disagreed that it had prejudiced
the case. sayad is serving a lifestones for killing his former girlfriend in baltimore. the regions reports the u.s. bure bureau of prisons has opened an investigation into martin shkreli's behavior behind bars. it's believed that he may be running his former company from his prison cell by using a contraband smartphone. shkreli served 16 months of his 17-year sentence on securities fraud. he gained notoriety in 2015 when his company acquired the marketing rights to a rare drug and then boosted the price more than 50-fold. "the hollywood reporter" says actor jan-michael vincent has died. he's best remembered for playing the lead chopper pilot in "airwolf" which aired in the 1980s on cbs. that role would make him the highest paid actor on television at the time. vincent struggled with drug and alcohol problems and illness after "airwolf." he was 73 years old. and "national geographic"
reports more states are proposing legislation to opt out of daylight saving time. oklahoma, texas, and kansas have bills calling for the observance of standard time all year. this as california, washington, and oregon are looking to stay on daylight saving time all year. both sides point to health benefits of additional daylight and the removal of any sleep deprivation. >> yes. >> by the way, the shift to daylight saving time is tonight. >> oh, no. >> at 2:00 a.m. don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour. >> wait, it's spring ahead -- >> spring forward -- >> spring ahead. yeah. >> you lose an hour of sleep. >> wake up earlier. >> yes. >> that's bad. >> just like you did this morning when we got up. it's 22 after the hour. here's a look at the weather for your weekend. ♪
girl scout troops continue to thrive. now young girls have a whole new scouting option. we'll see how they're sharing an experience once reserved for boys, including the chance to claim that top honor of eagle scout. plus, how about sinking into a memory foam seat while beneath soothing blue mood lights? if that doesn't describe your last airline trip it could be a part of your next one. we'll see how change is in the air. and objects we love become objects of art. see the remarkable way prized possessions are turned into still-life masterpieces in the hands of one very inventive photographer. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday."
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you're a senator. the environment that you would like to have all those things happen, bring medicare for all, paid family leave. you're in the senate. you know what it's like. is there any chance in the world that such things are going to pass? you talk about bringing people together, barack obama talked about that, george w. bush talked about that, why are you going to be successful where others failed? >> i'm already successful. i passed the health bill unanimously twice. i'm going to pass it unanimously again because i have co-sponsors like corey gardner, a republican. tom cotton sponsoring it, this third bill. this last congress with the republican house, senate, and president, i passed 18 bills.
to do that, john, you have to find common ground. you have to be able to reach across the aisle, find where you agree, and build from there. sometimes it's small issues like more money for rural broadbands. sometimes it's bigger like don't ask, don't tell, a civil rights issue i got done. you need someone to understand where their constituents lie so you can find the common ground bring them together, and get legislation passed. >> briefly, you think there's common ground on a green new deal and medicare for all? >> i do. >> you think you can get republican votes? >> yes, can i tell you why because i believe it. the green new deal is three things. these are not new ideas -- infrastructure, widely bipartisan, more money for mansion, more money for electric grids, more money for rural water supplies, roads, everything. the second piece is jobs. it's about training people to do wind, solar, geothermal, high hydro-power, and we do that in
hundreds of women took to the streets of istanbul, turkey, marking international women's day friday. a protest dubbed "the silent scream." demonstrators tied their hands and held them up in the air to demand the release of women prisoners in neighboring syria. organizers say more than 13,000 women have been sent to prison in syria since the civil war there began eight years ago. they said more than half are subjected to torture, rape, or other types of abuse. syria denies those allegations. >> international women's day across the world very different in places certainly. >> yes. it is.
welcome back to "cbs this morning saturday." we continue this half hour with an advancement for girls in america. a year and a half ago, the boy scouts of america announced that girls would be able to join its ranks. and last month, the organization even altered the program's name to accommodate that change. carter evans spoke with some of the first young people to experience this brave new world of scouting. ♪ >> reporter: whether they're playing music or a board game -- >> going down -- >> reporter: 13-year-old twins sophia and brandon del rosario are almost all together. that changed when brandon entered the boy scouts. >> when he was going on his camp-outs, it was weird like -- i can't go with him? i wanted to go to the gun ranges. and i wanted to go, you know, bow and arrow. >> reporter: the girl scouts don't do that? >> the girl scouts can, it's an option. we just didn't do that a ton with my troop. >> welcome to our first all-girl troop meeting. >> reporter: this winter, sophia
and thousands of other girls joined the boy scouts program which changed its name to scouts bsa. you're getting more of the rough-and-tumble type of stuff. and you like that? >> yeah, i love that. >> reporter: enrollment in the boy scouts has been declining for years. the organization says the decision to allow girls is a response to demands from busy parents who wanted one program for the whole family. her brother supports the move. >> i think it's kind of cool actually. >> reporter: girls and boys will still be in their own troops. >> this is us, girls -- >> reporter: the twins' mom is scoutmaster. >> they deserve to have the opportunity to both enjoy that scouting experience as it was meant to be, and it was meant to be single gender. >> reporter: girls can earn the same merit badges and ranks as boys. >> all right, for -- >> reporter: sophia is eager to earn the prestigious eagle scout award. that's a lot of work. >> yeah. i'm ready. i'm ready to do it. >> reporter: what do you hope other girls take away from this?
>> i hope they see that they can do it, too. >> reporter: nothing holding them back? >> nope. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning saturday," carter evans, rancho santa margarita, california. >> you know, i always wanted to be an eagle scout. my dad was an eagle scout, one of the youngest in the country at the time. and i had that eagle scout badge framed in my home. gosh darn, i just missed it. >> i wonder, michelle, if you can go back and join now. i don't know if there's an age limit. >> let's find out. >> someone will have a chance now. that's a good thing. you missed it, but someone will. he's already king of the carnivores. now the fearsome t-rex is ready to roar inside the halls of one of america's greatest museums. ahead, we'll preview the big exhibit. first, here's a look at the weather for your weekend. ♪
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there are few places in america where gun violence is a more intractable problem than the city of chicago where just over two months into the year, according to the most recent data from the "chicago tribune's" crime team, there have already been 50 homicides. that's a small improvement from the same time last year. but over the years, the death toll has been immense. between 1990 and 2010, just over 14,000 people were killed, and an estimated 60,000 wounded by gunfire. >> while the numbers are shocking, they don't say much about the human toll. the effect on individuals. families and neighborhoods. alex kotlowitz, author of the bestseller, "there are no school children he-- "there are no children here," is telling the
stories in "american summer: life and death in chicago." we welcome you here now. >> thanks for having me. >> this book took five years to write. you interviewed over 200 people. it focuses on the summer of 2013. i want to read to you something -- violence has a way of exposing cracks in your universe. best not to speak of those you love. how did you get so many people to talk to you? >> yeah. you know, actually it's a real -- for me, there are 14 stories in the book, and it's the one commonality is i think for many of them, it was the first time that they'd ever talked about what was for them the most stressing moment of their life. somebody had taken somebody's life. i think there's this kinds of tension where on the one hand they're holding on to inner turmoil and pain. -- the other hand, they want to talk about their experiences
because there's an utter sense of loneliness. >> you describe a social worker who brings up the term "complex loss." what exactly is that? >> yeah. there's this informal term that social workers use to talk about the trauma that people experience and the violence. and you see, there are similarities between what they experience and what veterans experience returning from combat, say, in iraq and afghanistan. >> it's a constant sense of violence? >> for the veterans, it's this -- you know, this -- agitation, leads to anger, self-medication. you see that in people in chicago. 40s, there's nothing post about the post -- of course, there's nothing post about the post traumatic stress. they lose somebody close to them and are looking to what lies ahead. there's no escaping it. >> interestingly enough, the chicago police commissioner, eddie johnson, talked about building community trust as a way to try to help curb some of the issues of violence. you've been in this community s. that something that's realistic? >> well, i think it's realistic. i think it's actually necessary. it is true that the relationship
between the police and communities of color is really flawed, especially in the wake of the laquan mcdonald shooting which happened after this summer. one of the stories i tell in my book is this awful police shooting in which there was really very little accountability. and i think that somehow we've got to re-create that trust because without that, you lose a sense of fairness, a sense of justice. >> did you get a sense from the people that you spoke to how police could begin that process? >> right. >> think of -- there's a story in my book about a young man who was shot and did something remarkable, he identifies the shooter, and -- and agrees to testify, and then he faces threats over the course of the next year. then on a saturday afternoon in a gentrified park is shot in the back of the head and killed. there were all these witnesses. nobody is willing to come forward. it has nothing to do with in mythical no-snitch culture but everything to do with the sense of fear. part of that results from in
chicago police have a low closure rate. you've got a one in four chance of getting away with shooting and killing somebody. and one in ten chance of shooting somebody. without that sense of justice, i think that trust just erodes. >> you write about farrow, who -- appeared in your -- about children. you describe as initially being, seeming unaffected by witnessing a murder. >> right. >> but later, you see the truth. >> right. he takes a cab home one day from -- he was living with us, takes a cab to visit his mom. when he gets there, two men yank him out and get in the cab and shoot and kill the cab driver in an attempted robbery. farrow witnesses this. 20 years after the fact when i was working on this book, i sat down to talk with him about it. he begins -- it's like he's back in the moment. in fact, he gets out of the booth and starts crouching. and i have to yank him back in. this was clear that that incident had so gotten into his bones. >> never left him. >> he, by the way, from the book, i read it, he stayed with
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investing millions on their cabins. kris van cleave takes us aboard for a look at alaska's makeover. >> reporter: alaska flights 9565 is making a big loop around california's biarea. but it's -- bay area. but it's less about the destination and more about the ride. we're with dozens of frequent flyers like jody janniesse who alaska is hoping to impress with its fresh new cabin. >> done a good job. >> reporter: alaska's investing tens of millions to address a huge challenge -- melding virgin america's trendy vibe with the more traditional alaska in a way that makes loyalists happy. >> they come up with this unique design. >> reporter: airline president ben manaccucci. virgin was like a flying dance club, alaska was not. >> yeah. >> and their customers at virjen and at alaska liked what they had. >> they did. >> reporter: getting it just right so everyone's happy has to be a challenge. >> we needed to evolve to something more stylish, more
modern. we needed something that resonated with passengers. >> reporter: the virgin fleet is getting this new look outside. but to go from the old interior to this on an airbus a-321 neo takes 45 people 18 days. two years of work went into picking the right welcoming cabin colors. the mood lighting virgin is known for gets a blue hue designed to calm and complement fliers' circadian rhythm cutting jetleg. they've upped the number of seats in first class and thinner seats allow more in economy while keeping leg room about the same. the only people who lost space was first class. >> went from a 55 to a 40. we put more seats. we want to make sure people flying in the main cabin feel good about the experience. >> reporter: the seats were featured by bmw's works and feel like a luxury car. people at bmw think about a car. we're on a plane.
>> the eat -- the seat is taking cues from the automotive seat in its performance, the cushioning, sort of the lumbar support. >> reporter: it was this custom clip on the seatback for a tablet or phone in economy that got people talking. and in premium economy, an added surprise. i know it doesn't sound like a big deal redesigning a tray table. but there's a cup holder so your drink isn't going anywhere. you it put your tablet here, ergonomically better. there's room for the laptop, and there are two chargers. i can charge my phone and laptop, work and watch. >> this is a make-or-break move for alaska. >> reporter: analyst henry harteveldt says people are motivated by the cabin experience. 15% of flyer satisfaction comes just from the seat. >> if alaska doesn't do this right, people aren't going to choose the airline. they'll fly with other airlines that have cheaper fares, more flights, or both. >> reporter: united is expanding first class on several aircraft
including adding it to 50-seat regional jets. competitor jetblue is in the midst of updating its fleet with bigger seatback tvs, new lighting, and new seats aimed at giving people more room at knee level. for former virgin flyer michael thomas, alaska's cup holder sold it. >> these things don't do anything -- the new cup holder will hold it secure and it's going to be great. >> reporter: a laptop so it won't spill. >> right, no spilling. it's great. >> reporter: as they try to fly higher than ever. kris van cleave. >> i like my whiskey to be -- >> yeah -- >> i'll take my coffee that way, too. >> i like the charger. i can put my mirror up and then i can curl my hair. >> don't you curl your hair -- >> i'm glad i'm not sitting next to either one of you on a flight the way you talk. moving on now. he's jumped off the big screen
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fierce, bellowing, scaly, and always hungry. that's how we often view the king of the cresta kc king of the cresta krestaceous . >> i think the dinosaurs people see on based on skeletons. this is like bringing animals to life. >> reporter: it rt-rex introduc people to early ancestors of the t-rex. the museum's t-rex skeleton with its bones reconfigured into a crouch is joined by a life-sized model of the apex predator. topped with tufts of bristly hair. you might see what a baby t-rex looks like feathers and all. while the subject is
prehistoric, the exhibit is cutting age with virtual reality and interactive displays. all meant to put the creature's power into context. >> these bite so hard that if you do experiments, if you take a two by four and you subject it to that much pressure, it doesn't go -- the tooth doesn't go through the two by four, the two by four explodes into toothpicks. >> reporter: the exhibit took two years to develop. much of what's on display is from research that's 10 to 20 years old. the blank of an eye compared to the 65 million years that have passed since t-rex ruled the earth. >> those are some teeth. >> i know. >> isn't it funny, though, with the baby. we were like, aw. can bite your hand off. baby t-rex. >> they start off so small and grow so big. >> i love that museum. he found comedy inspiration in the often messy details of his own life. ahead, we'll talk with pete holmes and prolific producer judd apatow as they wrap their
hbo series "crashing." for some of you, local news is next. the rest, stick around. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday." taber us on. you wrote it took you ten years of rejection. i'm thinking by year eight i'd be thinking maybe i should go a different direction. >> i know. >> you go from ten years of rejection. they've call you "space ninja," your nickname which i like. why is it that after that many rejections you keep going? what was the fascination for you about wanting to be in space? >> i wanted to go into space since i was 9 when i watched neil armstrong and buzz aldron walk on the moon. i think that got further reinforced when i graduated from high school and they selected the first female astronauts. and among them were two medical doctors and one biochemist. and which i -- i ended up getting my degree in.
which made me think that, hey, it really might be possible for me to become an astronaut. ten years of applying, that was maybe not the smarte esest thin the world. >> it worked. >> yeah. what's interesting, people say, how did you get lucky enough to be the first commander on the station or the first chief, female chief of the astronaut office. it was that ten years. >> yeah. >> that ten years is what made me a better astronaut. it made me more prepared. i was doing negotiations in russia, developing working with small teams. i was leading, and all of that actually made me the person -- >> ready. that's -- yeah. >> go back to your parents for a second because some of us are, when we hear about s.t.e.m., people think of the classroom. the parents create the structure and the groundwork for young women and young men to be able to reach after their dream. what was in it particular that your parents -- >> i think they believed in me. i remember my mom telling me when i was about 12 that i could
welcome to "cbs this morning saturday." i'm anthony mason with michelle miller and dana jacobson. and coming up this hour, a story of two soul mates. basketball stair steph curry -- basketball star steph curry and a 9-year-old basketball player. a story of love and mutual admiration. >> i like that. music royalty pays tribute to the queen of soul. we'll preview tomorrow's grammy concert special honoring the legendary aretha franklin.
photographic memory. personal objects become works of art in the hands of one very inventive photographer. we'll see how the process works and what the final product means to her clients ahead. first, a recap of our top stories this hour. r&b singer r. kelly is expected to get out of jail today. this week kelly was arrested for not paying more than $160,000 in child support. he told gayle king on "cbs this morning" his ability to support his family is being hurt by earlier allegations of criminal sexual abuse. kelly could get up to 70 years in prison if convicted of the assault charges. actor jussie smollett is facing a 16-count indictment for allegedly faking a hate attack on him in chicago. police say smollett recruited two brothers two participate and then filed a false report to police. an attorney for smollett says the "empire" tv cast member maintains his innocence and calls the indictment, quote,
prosecutorial overkill. the u.s. women's soccer team is looking to get equal pay. the members have filed a federal description suit against the u.s. soccer federation. they claim they're underpaid compared with their male counterpart. former goalie hope solo is part of the suit and says the team is in to win it. >> it's time to wake up. we're here to battle until we win in federal court. >> the suit claims men play sewer games but get paid 75% more than the women. the soccer federation did not have an immediate comment. the power of one 9-year-old girl's letter was on full display for international women apes day. we brought you the story of riley mower sochblt she wrote a letter to steph curry pointing out that his line of basketball shoes were being sold to boirks not girls.
the -- boys, not girls. the letter inspired curry and under armour to add to the edition of the shoe. we were the only ones there when curry surprised riley thursday in oakland. she got to see the sneakers for the first time, proudly wearing the shoe with her own artwork inside. >> that's actually a lot of pressure to have to design something that's going to live forever -- >> reporter: did you feel that pressure? >> yes, yes. >> she's confident. she's like -- >> you knew you had it. >> she knew she had it. just like with the letter, she could have did many different things, you know, in that moment with the design. to come up with something that meant something, you know, strong to her. to young girls playing basketball, encouraging each other through that journey. which for basketball and sports, it's so empowering -- it's not an individual sport. you're doing it with other
people. she hit the theme on, you know, hit a home run with that. and -- and again, this is going to live forever. we'll look back at this down the road when she's in the wnba and say, this is kind of where that dream started. >> you'll make steph come to one of your games. maybe you can help him at halftime -- >> exactly. >> that's exactly what happened last night. steph hosted riley at halftime in oakland. they were joined by a local high school senior, this year's recipient, the first, of the curry family foundation's $30,000 scholarship. it's being given to young women who excel in science, math, and technical fields. the scholarship is funded in part by the sale of those new sneakers. >> wow. >> full circle. >> it is. >> that young 9-year-old girl, riley, so well spoken and understanding that her words, one letter, has had such a big impact. and you should speak up. you should always speak up. >> impressive that she wrote the letter and impressive the way steph responded. >> that's it.
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who are you? >> i'm pete holmes. i'm wearing a suit. remember we met -- this is the opener. >> this is not what i haved for. >> you asked for pete holmes. this is pete holmes. >> i could not have asked for pete holmes because i do not know who pete holmes is. >> that was from "crashing" on handbag whi hbo which airs the third and final season tonight. it's based on the thrilling highs and sometimes humiliating life of its star, pete holmes. it's executive produced by comedy powerhouse judd apatow. jamie wax talked with both men about how real and profound and good comedy question get. good morning. >> good morning. much of comedy seems to be in search of the edge, but in contrast to that, comedian pete holmes has made a name for
himself by searching instead for the light. >> clap your hands if you pee in the pool. don't be afraid. >> reporter: pete holmes has become successful and respected by working mostly clean. >> you got to ppee in the pool. it's one of the truest acts of freedom you can do as an adult. >> reporter: soul bearing his struggles with his religious faith and relatably awkward life experiences. >> they went so far as to put a chemical in the water that would make it turn red. we would swim up to kids real close, pee, then swim away. >> reporter: the series "crashing," has become yet another confessional outlet for holmes. mirroring his early days in standup. >> 5-0 -- >> you got to be dirty. >> reporter: the show features cameos and guest spots from some of the biggest names in comedy. in this season's premiere episode, holmes asked comic jabuki young-white a question
many have asked holmes himself. >> can i ask why you got into comedy? you seem pretty normal. you know what i mean. >> yeah. >> we're a bruised people. >> yeah. >> reporter: are you a bruised person? >> absolutely. in fact, the more normal and put together, the more that way i seem, the more eager i am to share my flaws and my insecurities and stuff. i think that's real power. >> reporter: harnessing that power has been a lifelong journey for holmes who grew up as a devout christian. an experience he writes about in his new book, "comedy, sex, god." the preface says that your mom always wanted you to be a youth paster, but you -- pastor, but you became a comedian. >> my mom believed i could do anything. i started doing standup in a lot of sketch stuff in search and at my christian college. >> reporter: was there a moment where you realized, wow, i can actually do this for a living? what did that feel like to you? >> it might surprise you, the first feeling you feel is a little bit ashamed.
you feel like that's too proud of a thought. i read it's like you have to come out to your friends. like i know you think you're funny, but i think i'm $50 funny. >> if you're going to work in the service industry, you're going throw out a few "who's next," and i don't know if it was early or -- she was just barely speaking. she was going -- next! next! with confidence and authority. she was like, hello -- >> reporter: it was while he was finding his footing in new york that holmes suffered the biggest blow to his faith. the discovery that his wife was having an affair which led to the end of his marriage. >> i thought when bhmy wife lef me that god didn't hold up his part of the bargain. somebody broke the window, you
didn't uphold your end of the bargain. i had an understanding for a god that didn't allow for those things. as i progress through the book, i'm sharing how i reconciled that and found a new one. i like to think that there are millions and millions of different universes, each slightly different from the last. and this universe, the one we're in currently, is the only one where i'm not a youth pastor. >> reporter: the more holmes share good his personal vulnerabilities through his comedy, the more his career seemed to take off. [ applause ] eventually landing him a short-lived late-night talk show following "conan." it was during this time he introduced the concept that would become "crashing" to a-list producer/director judd apatow. >> we were improvising. i said, seriously, pete, what's your real idea, come on. what -- what else you got? what else you got? he basically pitched me "crashi "crashing." in the sketch, i said, that's not a good idea. it's too sad. your life is tragic and sad. >> reporter: shortly after the
talk show was canceled, holmes met with apatow again. this time to pitch a new series based on his life for real. how much of this show is autobiographical beyond just the premise? >> the first season i would say a large percentage happened. the second season, maybe that got cut by 15%, and then the third season got cut again by 15%. what happens is it's still true, it's just based on something that happened to judd, something that happened to one of the writers in the room, or a couple of the writers in the room. >> reporter: what sets this man parks part, and -- and -- apart, and makes you decide you're going to focus your very busy schedule on a project with him? >> i was really fascinated by his interest in comedy. i think he loves comedy as much as i do. i'm out of my mind. but also his interest in spirituality. and i felt like there's very little discussion of religion and all of our spiritual quests on television, and there seemed to be something about the combination that felt very unique. and to do it through someone who's hilarious is the best way
to explore it. >> i'm your guest, i'm not -- i'm not jewish. i don't know if you can tell by looking at everything. >> reporter: according to holmes, a fall from grace isn't the worst thing that could happen to a person. >> i used to think it was the worst thing that could happen to you was losing your fathd. now i -- faith. now i think that's the most essential. you need to lose something, you need to lose your life to find it. that's basically the idea. >> reporter: the life holmes has found for himself now includes a happy marriage, since 2017, to wife valerie, and a 5-month-old daughter. >> hello! what's happening? give it up for yourselves. >> reporter: what does this mean for a guy whose career has seemed to thrive on personal crises? is there any concern in you that being in such a good, healthy, happy place is going to stop the material from coming? >> that's not a concern for me. i find there to be a lot of
wonder. of course, pain, loss, and suffering even if they're subtle are realities. constant struggles. in the movie, this is the moment where it would fade out and be over. it's not over it continues on. who knows what the next moment's going to hold. >> reporter: apatow announced that the series would be ending after three seasons. two night ago on "conan o'brien's" show. what is now the series finale airs on hbo tomorrow. >> wow. >> yeah. it's a terrific show. and if you have the hbo apps, i encourage binging all three seasons. >> i'm sorry to see it end. i loved what apatow said about there's so little that discussions the idea of the -- discusses the idea of a spiritual journey. >> it's true. personally as friends and co-workers, think about how much we've talked about the spirituality ande religions we were raised in and how it applies to life. there's little in art and entertainment about that. >> what a statement, lose your life to find it. so true. very true.
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are a family heirloom. >> there they r. >> reporter: how did these come into your possession? >> dan and i went to london when we were first dating in our young 20s. we wanted to buy something when we were there. i saw these red sneakers. he said, let's buy those, it will be our london purchase. he kept them in the bottom of his closet for all of the years. wait, you still have these sneakers. oh, my gosh. >> reporter: the barlows are one of hundreds of clients who turned to still life photographer shana novak to capture a piece of their family's history in a single shot. how do we know those of us who have old things, if they're heir looms or not? >> that's an awesome question. it is as heirloom if you say it is. >> reporter: rightfully named the heirloomist, she creates things out of everyday objects and credits it to her
grandmother phyllis. >> she had an organized closet with boxes, organized, packed with all of the things that our family holds special. and the idea that it could be anything as long as it held a story. >> reporter: when you are photographing them, do you keep that in mind? >> yeah. it's humbling. it definitely makes me respect the object or have fun with the object. i love to get a little back story before i start so that i know what i'm dealing with. yes, absolutely. >> reporter: understanding the sentiment behind each item shana receives is part of her creative process. >> a woman from maryland was having a pair of jeans photographed for her husband. i got a pair of jeans. yes. and come to find out the jeans saved him from being burned in a fire in college. >> reporter: while most artifacts sent in to be heirloomed are on the personal side, shana has had the opportunity to work with a few pieces that have a wider historical impact. >> a woman from kansas sent us
her father's air force helmet that he had worn in vietnam. and he was captain. he flew one of the planes that accompanied jfk's body back to washington. it was so fragile, and it had been through so much that i pretty much had to sit down and take a moment and think about where this helmet had been. >> reporter: she's photographed other relics from more recent military engagents like the combat boots of abc news' bob woodruff who suffered a traumatic brain injury when an ied exploded near his convoy in 2016. >> i was actually working with his wife who celebrates an alive day every year to celebrate bob's recovery from his injuries that he sustained reporting in iraq years ago. after ten years, it was time to bring the boots out. we got them on set, and they still had dust from iraq. and there was some blood on them, and the laces had been cut off.
that set the tone for i think the reverence of it all. >> reporter: behind the scenes, the prepping, positioning, and lighting takes hours of work. so this is your -- you're right now work could on this microscope. take me through it. >> we'll set our object down on some clean, white paper. we'll play around with the lights and the color. we're sort of into what does this microscope want, where do the highlights really show off its attributes. >> reporter: are you thinking the person who views this will also be able to tell that there's a story behind this particular snob. >> yeah. we always try to make the object look sort of heroic because we like to have fun. we. to be positive. we want them to have good feelings. >> reporter: for the barlow family, a redefine of their house redefined how they see their heirloom, anchoring their story to the wall of their home. >> we came in and saw it.
he was like, wait a minute, those are your tennis shoes. >> i got a little tearyeyed. annie got teary-eyed because it's an heirloom. not a fancy piece of china or engaved piece of silver. it was something that meant a lot, and it was a great surprise. >> it barlows, dan and annie, broke up. he kept the sneakers the entire time that they were together. >> maybe that's why they came back -- >> exactly right. and so when they took this beautiful photograph and they had this heirloom piece of art, that's the thing -- i heard you reacting, anthony, to the fact that when i first met shana, i thought heirloom meant a piece of jewelry from your great grandparent or something. it really doesn't. it can be anything that has meaning to you. >> anything that feels, as she says, heroic. some of the items do feel heroic. it's neat. really cool. >> thanks. some of the biggest names in music lift their voices to honor the legendary queen of soul. we'll talk to producer clive
davis ahead of the grammy tribute to aretha franklin. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday." it's been said if you educate a girl, you educate a nation. >> yeah. what does this new unicef international women's day campaign all about, changing the world, right? >> yes, yes. i'm a girl, so it's like we need celebrate our girls. you know, it's not just about women uplifting other women, but really this is a day for men, boys, every. we all have a woman in our life, an aunt, a mother, a sister, a cousin. so today's really for everybody to uplift the women in their lives, the women across an ocean. it's about just really celebrating girls. >> that's right. we hear often if you educate a girl, you change the nation. give us some specifics on the difference it makes when a woman
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to clean water. you have no idea how much women and girls, like they are kept out of school collecting water. to simone, i leave the van gogh. to harrison, the wine collection. to craig, this rock. the redwoods to the redheads. the rainbows to the proud. i leave these things to my heirs, all 39 million of you, on one condition. that you do everything in your power to preserve and protect them. with love, california.
♪ you make me feel like a natural woman ♪ that's brandi carlile, fan taber ajandera day -- fan sabrea, andra day, and alessia cara sing flooding a special to honor the queen of soul. the special was co-produced by clive davis who for decades was close friends with the legendary artist. ♪ r-e-s-p-e-c-t
she met clive davis in 1979. where was this taken? >> in the beverly hills hotel. >> reporter: this was the beginning of your friendship. >> yes, it was. >> reporter: davis, a veteran record executive, was running the arista label. >> i got this call from aretha. >> reporter: she was in a slump at that point. >> she was in a bit of a slump, yes. but she was the queen of sould. and she said, you know, i'm nearing 40. and i'm nervous that, you know, can i have hits after 40? i said, listen, to me you're timeless. ♪ >> reporter: davis signed aretha, and in 1982, helped her jump back on the charts with "jump to it." >> she was scared like all great artists do. she got nervous. she was a perfectionist. when she came to the studio, she knew every line. she would only do three takes. i mean, no other artist does
fewer takes than what aretha did. ♪ we're going riding on g a freeway ♪ >> reporter: in 1985, when "freeway of love" gave aretha her biggest hit in a dozen years, her comeback was complete. davis, who's never liked business dinners, always made an exception for aretha. >> i, too, always knew that aretha was history. and i just knew that as much as we could share, soak up, and -- it was special. i just felt special. >> reporter: in return, aretha honored clive by appearing at a friar's club tribute to him. >> the curtain goes up, and there's aretha in a tutu. and she is surrounded by 12 members of the city center ballet. she had taken it so seriously, and for two months, she had
rehearsed with the city ballet. and before she sang gloriously, she did do this ballet that -- as i said, i'll never forget. so there are many sides of aretha, yes, there are. >> reporter: aretha, a grammy celebration for the queen of soul features jennifer hudson -- ♪ stop trying to be somebody you're not ♪ >> reporter: and john ♪ a bridge over troubled water >> reporter: this special was important to you. >> it's important that her league see be preserved, that we all understand that there might not ever be another aretha franklin. >> i love that shot of clive and aretha. some great performances in that special. really great ones. including one from aretha. there is still only one aretha.
>> yeah. >> still can't believe she's gone. >> no. "aretha: grammy celebration of the queen of soul" airs tomorrow at 9:00, 8:00 central here on cbs. we will have more in a moment. first, a look at weather for your weekend. ♪ she showed him the foods of it her native lands, and he was hooked. up next, chef miguel trinidad fell for the cuisine when he visited nicole sancessa and brought it to our shores. we'll get a taste. that's coming up on "cbs this morning saturday." this is dell cinema technology
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delivery boy but found his way to the kitchen and on to jobs as an executive chef. >> he met nicole, a philippifil native, and through a back packing trip through her homeland fell for the international cuisine. they opened two critically acclaimed restaurants. and last year they published "i am a filipino," named one of 2018's best cookbooks by "the new york times" and other publications. chef, welcome to the dish. >> thank you very much for having us. >> what a spectacular table. what's here? >> we'll start at that end. we brought a variety of dishes. lumeer bean, the crispier type, the rice cake in banana leaves and steamed. the oxtail. here, adobo, the national dish. there is made with pork and chicken. akoy, a shrimp fritter. of course, you need something sweet, you have the flan. >> i don't think i've ever met a chef who's actually been born in
new york city, a taxi. >> yes. i was born in a next -- in the new york city taxicab. mom's water broke, went to the hospital, pulled over by the cops, they pulled over, and i was born. >> this incredible way you bring food to the palate. >> being born in new york city, there's such a diversity of cultures here. when i got involved with filipino food, it was a burst of flavor. it was something that i had never had before. i didn't know much about it. meeting nicole, i was introduced to the food and dove into it to find out more about the culture and all the similarities between filipino food and dominican food. >> it wasn't until you were 33 that you ended up going to culinary school. you had little adventures in commercial photography and the dotcoms. what was the delay? >> i was involved in the hospitality industry. started at 17 as a delivery boy. i worked so many facets of it.
i was involved in catering. i started my own company. and happened -- the chef didn't show up to work one day. i jumped in the kitchen -- >> no. >> i had to do it. you know, from there, i said, let me go to school and see what this is about. >> it was nicole poncecca who hired you at your first real job at a soul food place. >> yes. that was my first interview out of culinary school. nicole was a person who gave me my first interview before i went in front of chef. we met at the soho restaurant. and as we developed a friendship, you know, i got to know her better and saw her crying one day in the corner. i said, what's going on? she said, i want to open up a filipino place, but there are filipino chefs that ever believe it will be accepted mainstream. i knew very little about filipino food and said let me be your puppet. >> how did you know>> the vision that she had was different from anything else we had seen. for me it was exciting.
i'm doing something new. getting out of the culinary school, i thought i was going to cook italian food. indiaed up -- i ended up doing filipino food. something i could learn and be creative with. >> you immersed yourself in the culture, though, to make this like it is your own. >> i dove into the culture. we backpacked through the philippines for 3.5 months to learn. we started at the most northern point and worked south. and just the way the cuisine changed from region to region was amazing. and imagine, like being a kid at fao schwartz. this was my playground, this was my toys. i could learn from different people and bring it back to the united states. we opened up maharlaca first and introduced filipino food to the east village. >> if you could as we enjoy this brilliant meal, sign this, and tell us if you could have this with anyone, who would it be? >> that's a loaded question. >> it also is. >> it always is because you
think about all the people that you would want to sit at the table with. i would love to sit with the godfather of, you know, molecular gastronomy. i would like to pick his brain, how did you come up with this? >> it is a feast. we thank you so much, miguel. and chef miguel trinidad has a lot more to teach us. if you would like to know more, head to cbsthismorning.com. up next in our "saturday session," the soulful sounds of durand jones. they made their first demo with $500 and a case of beer. now the band heading on a huge u.s. tour. they're here first for their tv debut in studio 57. stick around. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday." if you have moderate to severe psoriasis,
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my voice ain't the ones to blame ♪ ♪ i ain't chose the path i'm wrong and it's a long way home ♪ ♪ well i'm tired of the change that keep holding me down ♪ ♪ and i'm stuck in a fog that i just can't see around ♪ ♪ my feet grow weary from these mountains on the road ♪ ♪ but i got my brother to help carry some of the load ♪ ♪ well i been feeling all alone in this world i bought ♪ ♪ i been wrapped in invitations for the love i sought ♪ ♪ to the rising of the waters and the nights of endless black ♪ ♪ i know my sister's always got my back ♪ ♪ i'm just a long long way from home i'm just a long
way from home ♪ ♪ lord knows i ain't a saint my folks ain't the ones to blame ♪ ♪ i ain't chose the path i roamed and it's a long way home ♪ ♪ well we walked along the road but we did not plan ♪ ♪ and we boarded on the ships to a promised land ♪ ♪ from the time we had together to the lonesome cat combs ♪ ♪ we done walk home a long way home ♪ ♪ i'm just a long
long way from home ♪ ♪ i'm just a long a long way from home ♪ ♪ lord knows i ain't a saint my folks ain't the ones to blame ♪ ♪ i ain't chose the path i roam and it's a long way home ♪ ♪ ♪ long we gonna talk with on our own and it's a long way home ♪ [ applause ] >> don't go away. we'll be back with more music from durand jones and the indications. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday."
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before we go, we have two updates on stories we heard h recently on "cbs this morning saturday." -- super bowl weekend, we profiled one of the most beloved restaurants in restaurants that, b's crackling barbecue. brian fuhrman who left his day job to open the restaurant in 2010 soon got a dedicated following. >> unfortunately wednesday he lost much of the restaurant to the fire. that dedicated following has stepped up to the plate. the restaurant's fans started a gofundme page and so far raised over $10,000 of the $50,000 goal. we wish them luck. >> sure do. speaking of giving, last week we told you about the charity god's love, we deliver, which delivers thousands of custom meals to severely ill people here in new york. on thursday night, the charity held its annual love rocks concert at the beacon theater with performances by robert plante, hart, sheryl crow, hozi hozier, and many more. it wasn't just a great concert. it raised $2.3 million, the
largest sum to date. we wish them a big congratulations. >> have a great weekend out there, everybody. >> we leave with more from durnd jones and the indications. >> this is "don't you know. ♪ ♪ don't you know that's how i really feel all the love you gave me it's so real ♪ ♪ don't you know that's all i need gonna love you baby yes i will ♪ ♪ love will prove my desire baby yes i will yes i will ♪ ♪ i'm the one that you can call
if i could i'll do it all for you ♪ ♪ yes i will oh baby yes i will ♪ ♪ that's how much i love you how much i love you ♪ ♪ how much i need you how much i need you ♪ ♪ and i want you to know this right now come on come on baby ♪ ♪ that's how i really feel gonna love you baby ♪ ♪ yes i will don't you know ♪ ♪ gonna love you baby yes i will ♪ ♪ worked two jobs to make my way yes i will ♪ ♪ oh baby yes i will you meant so much to me ♪ ♪ you're the one i share my happiness with ♪ ♪ yes i will oh baby yes i will ♪ ♪ that's how much i love you how much i love you ♪ ♪ how much i need you
how much i need you ♪ ♪ want you to know baby that's how i really feel ♪ ♪ gonna love you baby yes i will ♪ ♪ don't you know that's how i really feel gonna love you baby ♪ ♪ yes i will hey ♪ ♪ that's how much i love you how much i love you ♪ ♪ how much i need you how much i need you ♪ ♪ and i want you to know this right now come on come on baby ♪ ♪ don't you oh baby don't you ♪ ♪ don't you know that's how i really feel gonna love you baby ♪
♪ yes i will don't you know that's how i really feel ♪ ♪ gonna love you baby yes i will ♪ ♪ [ applause ] for those of you still with us, we have more music from durand jones and the indications. >> this is "morning in america ♪ ♪ you're still indation you can hear a -- in indiana you can hear a baby crying ♪ ♪ on the trains of new york city it thundered down the line ♪
♪ the teachers rise in richmond. while they sleep in san antone ♪ ♪ while the harbor lights of baltimore got nurses headed home ♪ ♪ and in maricopa saying i made this wrong ♪ ♪ it's morning in america but i can't see the dawn ♪ ♪ congressmen in washington receive their proof ♪ ♪ letters fill the pipelines in a detroit county school ♪
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