Skip to main content

tv   CBS This Morning  CBS  March 20, 2019 7:00am-8:59am PDT

7:00 am
across a bay area. the heaviest rain for the north bay and the east bay leading up a little bit for the peninsula, as well as the southbay. grab your umbrella and your rain jacket heading out the door for work and school this morning. we will see off and on showers as we head through the afternoon. daytime highs are much cooler compared to yesterday. upper 50s in san francisco to 60 in oakland, redwood city, 61 in fremont and mountain view, 62 in san jose, 59 in san rosa. we have off and on showers during the afternoon, we will catch a break on thursday but the rain returned friday. we are dry or incentive for the weekend and rain will be back monday into tuesday of next week. >> i brought in some tamales! let's eat! midwest have already caused an estimated $524 million of damage. we'll look at the devastating economic toll on farmers already hurting and how this could impact consumers across the country. >> is faulty science online fueling the alarming rise in unvaccinated children? how big tech companies are fighting the spread of vaccine misinformation and why that's prompted a new debate about free speech. >> plus, in the wake of the college admissions scandal, students tell us about the challenges of getting into a dream school. we'll talk to a top psychologist how the competition is ramping up the stress and what parents can do to help.
7:01 am
in our series "note to self." entrepreneur alexis o'hanian looks back at what he calls his most important creation with his wife serena williams. we begin with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> all the families impacted by this historic flooding, the american people are standing with you. >> the flooding nightmare in the midwest continues. >> more rain is on the way. >> the businesses, agriculture has sustained heavy losses. >> heart breaking. >> firefighters in texas finally put out this massive fire. officials are saying right now as the not toxic. >> i'm willing to bet the pengt eparof trantation o an t faa certified the boeing jet involved in two crashes. >> president trumpter mccain again. >> i was never a fan and never
7:02 am
will be. >> new england patriots owner robert kraft has been offered a plea deal accused of soliciting prostitution at maceage parlor. >> all that. >> the pursuant ending like no other. >> those are sweet moves. >> video of the moment an avalanche swallowed a group of skiers. >> just terrifying. >> and all that matters, caught on the jumbotron an the rangers game. a glass of wine is no match for the future queen in the north on "cbs this morning." >> devin nunes is suing twitter and three twitter users accusing them of defamation for a parody account he says attacked him. >> there's nothing in the terms of service that says you can't have a parody account. that's why the it's totally legal for us nune skin a real a.
7:03 am
an actual account. an actual account where we can find such announcements as still thin. >> this morning's eye open ser presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." john is off today. >> the ironic thing about that is devin nunes in the last congress cosponsored a bill called the discurrentlying friv plus lawsuits act. >> hypocritical, too. >> i think he forgot he filed that one with how he's chatting these days. we're going to begin with the news is not good from the crpled by days of historic flooding. they are bracing for even more rain. that's the last thing they need. at least 15 states are under flood watches and warnings this morning. three deaths are blamed on the flooding. thousands of farmlan derwater.
7:04 am
listock estimates of the daniel to homes and businesses soared to more than $524 million and that's just in the state of nebraska. >> vice president mike pence surveyed flood areaed yesterday. 84 cities issued emergency declarations. he promised quick action on aid. done daal ker spoke with farmers hit hard by the disaster. he's in waterloo, nebraska. don, good morning. >> reporter: let me give you some idea of the power of the floods. this bridge here senior completely collapsed. it's one of a dozen bridges across the state that met a similar fate. hundreds of miles of roads and s infrastrture n h a billion dollars. but there's also an impact on the lives and livelihoods. farmers have lost thousand of their animals and there is a very real concern that they will have trouble getting into their fields in time for the spring
7:05 am
plantings. what did you expect to see when you got back here after the floods receded? >> honestly i didn't expect to see nothing alive. >> reporter: seven feet of water covered doug and albert's nine acre fremont, nebraska farm in minutes. >> when we came in with a boat and it was still five foot deep. >> reporter: they returned to find a business they worked to build for three years nearly destroyed. >> how many hogs did you have before the flooding came? >> we've probably lost right at 700 head. >> reporter: how many do you think you've been able to save? >> 14. >> reporter: 14. out of 700. the historic flooding is creating similar scenes of devastation across the region. just a few miles north of the alberts' farm, tom guysler and his son joey say it will be months before their farm will be cleaned up and operating. >> reporter: is there i a chance you won't get the crops in in time? >> it will be delayed.
7:06 am
no doubt. >> reporter: estimated losses for farms and ranches could reach $1 billion. a hard blow for a group already struggling with falling incomes, rising bankruptcies, and the impact of trade wars. director of agriculture in nebraska steve wellman says the extensive damage to roads and bridges will affect consumers across the country. >> 30% of our products from nebraska are exported each year. you're looking at a delay if nothing else of getting product from nebraska to the consumers. >> reporter: back on the albert farm, insurance will cover some but not all the costs. they hope to be able to sell pigs again by next year. >> if you know most people around here, you're going to pick up, start all over and go from there. >> reporter: livestock feed is being trucked in from other states for the farmers desperate to see their animals. their feed is waterlogged. a little bit difficult getting trucks in with roads like this. the temperatures are expected to
7:07 am
rise. that means more snow melt and more flooding. >> don, it's clear it will be a long recovery for these hard working farmers. can't get over the images. thank you. a massive chemical plant fire raging in texas for three days is finally out this morning. the fire sent huge plumes of spoke into the air in the houston area before firefighters contained it. the company that owns the plant blames a leak in a storage tank for the fire. texas health officials insist the air is safe but schools will be closed today as a precaution. that's a good idea. >> form ser vice president joe biden could be announcing a run for the white house. cbs news learned he started to tell potential donors about his plans. early polling shows biden at the top of an already crowded field of 14 candidates running for the 2020 democratic nomination. ed o'keefe is in washingtoning with what biden may be worried about. ed, good morning. announcing his plans in a weeke
7:08 am
familiar with his plans tell cbs news biden has started phoning potential donors who could help him raise millions fast. unlike bernie sanders, bet tote o'rourke or kamala harris, he's never had a vast network of supporters willing to donate money online. it's unclear if he will be able to raise big money day one. the number 0 to beat is $6.1 million is, how much o'rourke raised last week. sanders raised about $5.9 million on his first day. as biden starts phoning donors top aides are starting to interview potential staffers and all signs point to an announcement at some point in mid-april. >> ed, we saw senator harris, the latest democratic hopeful to say she's open to an bol issuing the electoral college. a super mart as well as a house and senate vote. why are they pushing for this.
7:09 am
>> in some states they're seriously talking about this. 12 states and the district of columbia totally 181 electoral votes already have laws that award electors based on the national popular vote instead of the national vote. those would only take effect once other states join in and they reach the number needed to win the white house. more than a dozen other states are debating this issue this year. republicans though including propose say this is a bad idea because they believe it would be presidential candidates to ignore smaller and rural states. we'll see. >> focus on the more populace democratic leaning states. thank you. president trump is defending his criticism of the late senator john mccain saying he was never a fan of mccain and never will be. the president doubled down on his recent twitter attacks when he was asked about mccain in the oval office yesterday. the arizona republican died seven months ago from a brain tumor. paula reid is at the white house was what's behind the feud.
7:10 am
so many people are saying why continue to do this. >> reporter: good morning. a one-sided fight with a dead man on twitter would seem to have a little upside for the leader of the free world. yesterday in the oval office, the president was asked something we've all been wondering, why. >> i was never a fan of john mccain and i never will be. >> reporter: president trump continued to attack his political foil even in death. one reason he cries for his continued grievance, mccain's july 2017 vote against a republican effort to repeal the affordable health care act. >> i'm very unhappy that he didn't repeal and replace obamacare as you know. he campaigned on repealing and replacing obamacare for years. and then it got to a vote and he said thumbs down. i think that's disgraceful. plus there are other things. >> reporter: over the weekend he attacked mccain on twitter noting incorrectly he was last in his class at the naval
7:11 am
academy drawing a strong rebuke from mccain as a daughter pleg gan. >> i thought your week is spent obsessing, obsessing over great men you could never live up to. that tells you everything you need to know about his pa they thick life. >> reporter: it's a feud that goes back to 2015 when candidate trump said this. >> he's a war hero because he was captured i like people that weren't captured. >> reporter: in response to the president's remarks tuesday, senator mitt romney tweeted, "i can't understand why the president would once again des apparently a man as exemplary as my friend john mccain," and mccain's widow cindy shared this attack she received on twitter from a user who said she's glad mccain is dead. >> the president also escalated another feud with the husband of one of the top advisers kellyanne conway calling him a "stone cold loser," and the husband from hell. george conway a prominent attorney here in washington
7:12 am
repeatedly criticized the president on twitter and recent lis questioned his mental health. >> very unfortunate. thank you. a new report is shedding light on the deadly lion air crash valving a boeing max jet. the crash in indonesia killed 189 people. that disaster and the crash earlier this month of another 737 max in ethiopia forced the worldwide grounding of the boeing jets. investigators say the crews on both planes had to battle for control of the jets as they climbed and then dropped by hundreds of feet. now bloomberg reports that just one day before the lion air crash, another crew fought to control their diving jet but they got unexpected help from an off-duty pilot who just happened to be riding in the cockpit. the next day a different crew in the same jet faced what investigators arealling an identical malfunction. the plane crashed into the java sea. the u.s. department of transportation's inspector general plans to look into how the faa certified the max jets.
7:13 am
investigators told boeing and the faa to keep all documents relating to the aircraft. now it comes as president trump plans to nominate a former delta air lines executive steve dixon to lead the faa. the head of the environmental protection agency is expected to announce today he believes water safety is a bigger environmental crisis than climate change. only on cbs news, epa administrator andrew wheeler spoke with major garrett in his first interview since being confirmed. major, good morning. >> reporter: the senate confirmed wheeler last month, not a single democrat supported him. republicans in general back his deregulatory approach at the epa and the economic benefits they say it brings. democrat and environmentalists warn whatever the benefits there will be environmental rick tosses that deregulatory approach and accuse wheel her of refusing to act on climate change. >> the drinking water today worldwide is probably the biggest environmeal threaif cor saying all of this tension,
7:14 am
energy, politics over on climate changing is essentially misguided. >> we have 1,000 children die every day worldwide because they don't have safe drinking water. that's a crisis that i think we can solve. most of the threws from climate change are 50 to 85 years out. what we need to do is make sure the people dying today from lack of having drinking water in third world countries that problem is addressed. >> reporter: wheeler wants to drive a global debate on clean water even though water w continue here at home in flint, michigan and elsewhere. baltimore, milwaukee, newark, chicago, detroit. cities not named flint also have deep problems with public water supply. >> i want to make sure the american public understands 2% of the water every day meets all the epa requirements for safe drinking water. >> reporter: what can you tell people in impacted areas is going to change under your watch and give them a greater sense of
7:15 am
confidence about the water either they consume or their children consume? >> again, 92% of the water in the country. >> reporter: that's cold comfort. >> i realize that. >> reporter: that does no good for anyone who lives in flint, michigan. >> we've been working with flint. >> reporter: he supported trump's budget cut to the epa and downplaying of the climate change threat is sure to anger democrats. >> climate change is not a hoax. but is a massive unprecedented threat. >> you hear democrats running for the nomination in 2020 saying we're in a catastrophic situation. is there anything unreasonable about those impressions. >> it is unreasonable. all the environmental indicators continue to get better. >> reporter: air pollution declined in the united states from 2005 to 2017 but increased last year. as for clean water, government investigators have told the epa some cities routinely misreport hen cover up their lack of compliance with clean water
7:16 am
standards making that 92% clean water standard soundless reliable than it actually is. in addition, environmentalists warn deregulatory actions at the epa could increase water pollution. >> major, there's no doubt this is a big complain issue for democrats. we are following breaking news in the fight against isis in syria. u.s.-backed syrian forces leading the offensive celebrated as hundreds of militants surgeon rendered overnight. charl d'agata is on the lines. charlie sent us this report from eastern syria on the fight. >> reporter: military commanders say fighting continues today but they've now got the remaining isis militants pinned back against the euphrates river after troops here breached that final pan isis encampment yesterday. covered in dust and exhausted
7:17 am
from brutal front line fighting, these u.s.-backed syrian democratic forces found the energy to dance. >> does today feel like victory for you? >> translator: god willing, yes, muhammad told us. we feel like we've won. or at least it feels like they're close after an endless line of isis fighters surrendered from ba goose, is the very last scrap of territory under the group's control. but they're not giving up without a fight. video shot from inside the camp shows militants spraying gunfire in every direction, the last bid to halt the progress of advancing troops. but the video also included what apted to an isis admission of defeat in bagouz. we did everything we could, this fighter says. the dying so-called caliphate is drawing its last breath. and that is reason enough to
7:18 am
celebrate. the sdf has warned this morning there is still fighting to be done, that they're encountering what they're calling pockets of resistance from isis militants who seemed determined to fight until the very end. for "cbs this morning," charlie d'agata in eastern syria. >> florida prosecutors are offering a employee deal to patriots owner bob kraft and 24 other men concept up in a prostitution sting. it calls for his charges to be dropped if he acknowledges he would have been found guilty. he also must take a class on the dangers of prostitution, perform community service and be tested for stds. he is eligible for the program because is he a first-time offender. the 77-year-old was allegedly seen twice on video paying for sex as a massage parlor. he plead the not guilty. his lawyer didn't respond to a reest men this case. about one in five women with new babies experienced postpartum depression.
7:19 am
how a ground breaking drug may offer new h the rain is back across a bay area. we are tracking a weather system bringing the return of the wet weather. grab your umbrella and your rain jacket. the worst of it this morning is tapering to off and on showersh oler. upper 50s to low 60s for the bay area. we catch a break on thursday, rain returns friday. it is drier and sunnier by the weekend.
7:20 am
we have much more news ah we have much more news ahea another jury decides that a popular we killer caused a man's cancer. what the verdict means for thousands of other people suing the maker of roundup. >> the online fight for information on the safety of vaccine. how big tech companies are now stepping up and why critics say
7:21 am
their actions amount to censorship. >> wendi williams opens up about her struggle with addiction. what she revealed about the need to get help around the clock. you're watching "cbs this morning." >> this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota, let's go places. not bad. ready for a great deal? let's do iiiiiit! so good. what makes an amazing deal even better? how about that every new toyota comes with toyotacare, a two-year or 25,000 mile no-cost maintenance plan and roadside assistance? ready, set, go get your toyota today. toyota let's go places everyone wants to be (cthe cadbury bunny because only he brings delicious cadbury creme eggs. while others may keep trying, nobunny knows easter better than cadbury!®
7:22 am
readyaveeno's sheer formulaiant? packed with pure soy evens tone and texture. so skin looks like this. and you feel like this. aveeno® positively radiant get skin happy™ still fresh... ♪ unstopables in-wash scent booster
7:23 am
♪ downy unstopables ♪ metastatic breast cancer is relentless, but i'm relentless too. mbc doesn't take a day off, and neither will i. and i treat my mbc with everyday verzenio- the only one of its kind that can be taken every day. in fact, verzenio is a cdk4 & 6 inhibitor for postmenopausal women with hr+, her2- metastatic breast cancer, approved, with hormonal therapy, as an everyday treatment for a relentless disease. verzenio + an ai is proven to help women
7:24 am
have significantly more time without disease progression, and more than half of women saw their tumors shrink vs an ai. diarrhea is common, may be severe, and may cause dehydration or infection. before taking verzenio, tell your doctor if you have fever, chills, or other signs of infection. verzenio may cause low white blood cell counts, which may cause serious infection that can lead to death. serious liver problems can occur. symptoms may include tiredness, loss of appetite, stomach pain, and bleeding or bruising more easily than normal. blood clots that can lead to death have also occurred. talk to your doctor right away if you notice pain or swelling in your arms or legs, shortness of breath, chest pain or rapid breathing or heart rate. tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan to become pregnant. common side effects include nausea, infections, low red and white blood cells and platelets, decreased appetite, headache, abdominal pain, tiredness, vomiting, and hair thinning or loss. i'm relentless. and my doctor and i choose to treat my metastatic breast cancer with verzenio. be relentless. ask your doctor about everyday verzenio.
7:25 am
there areand the best.s... which egg tastes more farm-fresh and delicious? only eggland's best. with more vitamins d and e and 25% less saturated fat? only eggland's best. better taste, better nutrition, better eggs. ahead the big names from jay-z to senator robert f.
7:26 am
this is a kpix 5 news morning update. > good wednesda you. i am meteorologist mary lee tracking the rain on high def doppler. the wet weather is back across the region. you can see moderate to heavy rainfall pushing across the area. a light to moderate rain pushing right across sausalito into san francisco across the bay bridge from berkeley, oakland, alameda like to heavy rain. pockets of heavy downpours from san bruno a light rain from san mateo across the peninsula,
7:27 am
fremont a few showers for san jose. we will see off and on showers as we head through the afternoon. upper 50s to low 60s.
7:28 am
good morning. it is 7:27 am. we are checking the roadways. we have a traffic alert continuing into san francisco and some major delays with bart this morning. it is delayed up to 20 minutes from castro valley to the pleasanton direction because of an earlier problem. muni had some earlier issues, looks like they're getting back on track. traffic alert at 101 at 17th street. a clogged drain with lots of flooding in the area. caltrans has that closed until further notice. south 101 busy out of san
7:29 am
francisco. the bay bridge has a metering lights on. it is a slow ride coming out of the east bay working your way into san francisco. traffic is very slow working your way toward the maze. look at the 580 approach, it is a crawl heading in that direction.
7:30 am
and welcome back to "cbs this morning." here are three things you need to know this morning. disney closed its acquisition of fox's entertainment business. they paved the way to launch its own streaming service to better compete with netflix and amazon prime. the mega merger also gives disney valuable data on view consumers and viewing habits and, guess what, make more money. >> congrats to bob igor a team over there. >> first time kale ranked on the environmental working groups lists of the most pesticide heavy produce.
7:31 am
more than 92% of kale samples contain two or more pesticides even after washed. strawberries and spinach also topped that list. nectarines and apples rounded o it the top five. the organization advises them to eat organic produce. and the library of congress has inducted 25 recordings. they're all regarded as culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. among them are jay z's sixth studio album, a speech from robert f. ken d i on the death of dr. martin luther king jr. and kneel die monday's classic single, you know it, "sweet caroline." ♪ sweet caroline >> an american treasure. diamond retired last year. >> you have to add bump, bump,
7:32 am
bump. facebook and amazon and google share the blame for the alarming rise in unvaccinated kids. the percentage of young children who have not received vaccinations has quadrupled since 2001. this coincides with the number of cases of measles this year. parents are onneting out of vaccinations after finding faulty science online. they're taking the misinformation. tony dokoupil joins us at the table. >> everyone agrees vaccines are safe and effective full stop. but that's not the message you receive if you're a parent poking online. amazon, facebook, and google all seem to be trying to fix that but it raises the question. where is the line in protecting
7:33 am
the community and censoring it. the greater good is a documentary challenging the scientific consensus that vaccines are safe. and while it includes some mainstream scientists -- >> is there an epidemic of autism. i think the answer is probably no. >> it's amazon prime who pulled some information. >> they made it harder to find and harder to get. >> yes that and, you know, maybe that's the right balance. >> amazon declined to comment or confirm the move but it came hours after schiff sent the open letter calling for them to comment or discourage parents from vaccinating their children. >> what makes you comfortable in determining which companies. >> i can't say i'm all that comfortable with that idea, but i think here where you're
7:34 am
talking about an immediate threat to public health or a very strong scientific consensus, i think that cuts in favor of the exercise of social responsibility. >> we're slipping ever closer to tiernea tyranny and these tech companies are drivings the bus. >> she says the film had been viewed more than 10 million times, mostly online, where she claims companies have now adjusted their algorithms to reduce the movie's visibility. >> we have not heard a word from amazon, never heard a word from facebook, youtube, google, or any of these giant tech censoring us. are systematically >> the american academy of pediatrics sent letters asking silicon valley to confront what it calls the spread of vaccine misinformation online. >> it's about best interest. >> dr. wendy sue swanson is a
7:35 am
spokesperson. she says misinformation is crowding out real science on vaccines endangering public health. >> this feels like a watershed moment. this feels like a time where everyone is raising their hands and saying, wait a minute. it matters what information you serve up to me, and i want to understand more. >> facebook has promised to reduce the ranking abo ing abou misinformation. google will begin reducing it and pinterest will stop serving. >> i don't think it's the government's role to say you can't publish this content. there's a first amendment right to say what you will. >> why try to get tech companies to not offer this. >> we're concerned about public health crises, because other people suffer as a result. >> where's the line between your free speech rights and public health overall?
7:36 am
>> well, listen, if i want to say that climbing to the top of a mountain causes cancer, that should be my right. it's lunacy to say that i shouldn't be able to say that. >> of course, the question is should it be on amazon. it's not just films, by the way. amazon has also removed several books related to vaccines nchl a statement to cbs the company says it's mindful with a global history of censorship and it does not take these moves likely. >> leslie is right. she has the right to say what she believes. the question is whether there's a corporate responsibility by big tech companies, amazon, facebook, and google to give her a megaphone to publish what is unfactual information. >> we can go outside and say what we want, but is the digital public square now controlled by the big tech companies? should we also have the right to thegy cal public scare? that's a problem too. >> we're seeing russian trolls and bots of spreading misinformation as well and many european countries are dealing
7:37 am
with this like we are. >> it's a big milestone for tech companies. theyd violence and now on this. >> you make a good point. there's foreign influence on spreading a lot of this misinformation. >> yes. we're used to this unfortunately at this point. thank you, tony. another topper, wendy williams is opening up about seeking dream for her addiction. she says she has a 24-hour sober coach and is living in a sober house with other people battling addictions. >> doors locked by 10:00 p.m. lights out by 10:00 p.m. so i go to my room and i stare at the ceiling and i fall asleep to wake up to come back hereu. so that is my truth. >> williams admitted in the past that she struggled with cocaine abuse. she founded a nonprofit five years ago to help others affected by addiction. speculation about her health
7:38 am
erupted in 2017 after she fainted on air. she took an extended break from her show at the beginning of this year citing health issues related to an autoimmune disease. >> anyone who cares about wendy just wants her to be better. she's applauded for being so candid for what she's going through because it's a personal an painful process. we certainly wish her well. >> the message she's putting out is addiction is real and you do need help. >> and she's talking about it. a federal jury says a popular weed killer contributed to one man's cannes see. ahead, the verdict and what it could mean for others and how the company is responding. you're watching "cbs this morning." how's wednesday at 2? i can't. dog agility. tuesday at 11? nope. robot cage match. how about the 28th at 3? done. with unitedhealthcare medicare advantage plans, including the only plans with the aarp name, there's so much to take advantage of.
7:39 am
from scheduling appointments to finding specialists, it's easier to get the care you need when you need it. from the first loving touch pampers diapers are the #1 choice of hospitals, and have been for over 40 years pampers swaddlers the #1 choice of hospitals, nurses & parents the way you triumph over adversity. and live your lives. that's why we redesigned humira. we wanted to make the experience better for you. now there's less pain immediately following injection. we've reduced the size of the needle and removed the citrate buffers. and it has the same effectiveness you know and trust. humira citrate-free is here. a little change can make a big difference. humira can lower your ability to fight infections. serious and sometimes fatal infections, including tuberculosis, and cancers, including lymphoma,
7:40 am
have happened, as have blood, liver, and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure. tell your doctor if you've been to areas where certain fungal infections are common and if you've had tb, hepatitis b, are prone to infections, or have flu-like symptoms or sores. don't start humira if you have an infection. ask your doctor about humira citrate-free. here's to you. frstill, we never stoppedss wamaking it stronger.. faster. smarter. because to be the best, is to never ever stop making it better. the new 2019 c-class family. visit your local mercedes-benz dealer for exceptional lease & financing offers during the mercedes-benz spring event. going on now. when i walked through a snowthat's when i knewtte, i had to quit. for real this time. that's why i'm using nicorette. only nicorette gum has patented dual-coated technology
7:41 am
for great taste. plus intense craving relief. every great why, needs a great how. a lot will happen in your life. wrinkles just won't. neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair's derm-proven retinol works so fast, it takes only one week to reveal younger looking skin. neutrogena® mucinex cold & flu all-in-one. fights... ...sore throat, fever, cough, sinus pressure, chest congestion, headache, nasal congestion, body pain... all in one. did you really need the caps lock? get tough on cold and flu symptoms. mucinex cold and flu all-in-one.
7:42 am
for the second time a jury has found monsanto's weed killer caused cancer. the decision determined roundup caused or was a substantial factor in causing 70-year-old edwin hardeman's non-hodgkins lymphoma. anna werner with how the verdict could affect other lawsuits claiming the herbicide causes
7:43 am
cancer. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is just the first phase in the case against monsanto and its new parent country, bayer, which con tands roundup's -- contends roundup's active ingredient is safe. it will go back to the jury to decide whether or not the company is liable and has to pay monetary damages. edwin hardeman's attorney said he started using roundup in the 1980s to treat poison oak and weeds on his proper. he continued until 2012. alerts to later he was diagnosed with cancer. >> roundup, extended control -- >> reporter: roundup's manufacturer says the product is not to blame. in a statement, monsanto's pareom bayer, says "we have great sympathy for mr. hardeman and his family. but an extensive body of science supports the conclusion that roundup was not the cause of his cancer." the jury disagreed, unanimously deciding that roundup was responsible. this is the second time a jury has ruled against the product's
7:44 am
manufacturer. in august of last year, dewayne "lee" johnson was awarded $289 million in damages after the court determined roundup was also a substantial factor in causing his non-hodgkins lymphoma. a judge laterelor -- later lowered it to $78 million. the case has been appealed. what did the verdict mean to you? >> the verdict really meant to me that this thing was not done in vain. i remember standing there saying to myself, if i lose this case, this company's going to be able to get away and they'll be able to say, see, told you our stuff didn't do that. >> reporter: attorneys for edwin hardeman say their client is pleased with the verdict. in a phone interview, co-counsel general moore says in the trial's second phase they'll seek to prove monsanto knowingl. they knewades tt ankly, they jus didt care this
7:45 am
and monsanto. it proves that juries are being convinced that roundup is causing cancer. >> reporter: and there's a lot at stake here. bayer is facing more than 11,000 lawsuits connected to roundup. now it contends the jury's decision has no impact on future cases and trials. they say each is different legally and factually and says more than 800 studies from around the world confirm the product is safe when used as directed. there's not total agreement. the state of california disagrees, another world agency with the w.h.o. disagrees. >> seems that the jury didn't come to the decision lately either. thank you. it's the first day of spring which -- didn't do wear bright colors like norah and gayle. but it's the first day of spring. >> you're forgiven. >> which may be a good time to ache a fresh look -- a fresh look at your finances. ahead, the three important things you should do
7:46 am
grab your rain jacket an umbrella. the rain is back. as we go through the day, we will see off and on showers. the worst of it is happening this morning turning to scattered showers later today. daytime highs will be cooler in the upper 50s to the low 60s for the bay area. we catch a break tomorrow, rain returns friday, drier and sunnier for the weekend. rain comes back monday and tuesday of next week. healthier pet in 28 days. purina one. natural ingredients, plus vitamins and minerals in powerful combinations. for radiant coats, sparkling eyes, and vibrant energy. purina one. 28 days. one visibly healthy pet. ♪ when you have nausea, ♪ heartburn, psma ♪ when y♪ diarrhea... , girl, pepto ultra coating will treat your stomach right. ♪nausea, heartburn, ♪ indigestion, upset stomach,
7:47 am
♪ diarrhea... try pepto with ultra coating. (laughter) no woman should resist the urge to laugh her bladder off. for women with light to heavy leaks, poise absorbs 40% faster than always discreet. so you can stay you and stay amazing. poise, the #1 brand for light bladder leaks. take a moment. to unwrap, and unwind... with lindor. a milk chocolate shell with a smooth, melting center. crafted by the lindt master chocolatiers whenever. wherever. lindor, only from lindt. [indistinct conversation] [friend] i've never seen that before.
7:48 am
♪ ♪ i have... ♪ i have... ♪ ♪ i can do more to lower my a1c. because my body can still make its own insulin. and i take trulicity once a week to activate my body to release it, like it's supposed to. trulicity is not insulin. it starts acting in my body from the first dose and continues to work when i need it, 24/7. trulicity is an injection to improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes when used with diet and exercise. don't use it as the first medicine to treat diabetes, or if you have type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. don't take trulicity if you or your family have medullary thyroid cancer, you're allergic to trulicity, or have multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2.
7:49 am
stop trulicity and call your doctor right away if you have symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, a lump or swelling in your neck, or severe stomach pain. serious side effects may include pancreatitis. taking trulicity with a sulfonylurea or insulin increases your low blood sugar risk. common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and decreased appetite. these can lead to dehydration, which may worsen kidney problems. i choose once-weekly trulicity to activate my within. if you need help lowering your a1c, ask your doctor about once-weekly trulicity. a place with one of the highest life expectancies in the country. you see so many people walking around here in their hundreds. so how do you stay financially well for all those extra years? well, you have to start planning as early as possible. we all need to plan, for 18 years or more, of retirement. i don't have a whole lot saved up, but i'm working on it now. i will do whatever i need to do. plan your financial life with prudential.
7:50 am
bring your challenges. morning." here's a look at some of this morning's headlines -- "time" reports a supreme court ruled that immigrants with a criminal past can be detained years after they finish serving their sentences. it's seen as a victory for president trump's hard-line immigration policies. the court ruled 5-4 with conservative judges in the majority. the decision reverses the lower court's ruling which stated migrants can only be put in immigration detention within 24 hours of their release from criminal custody. "the new york times" reports that cyclone idai may be one of the worst disasters in southern hemisphere. thousands died after high winds and flooding. officials are reaching some of
7:51 am
since the cyclone hit around landfauf -- hit landfall last thursday. the death toll could rise to 1,000 in mozambique alone. >> awful. a study suggests smoking strong marijuana every day could increase the rick of developing psychosis by nearly five times. the research by kings college london and other institutions adds to previous studies that found links between marijuana and message ethiproblems. psychotic disorders where people have psychotic disorders are triggered by genetics and the environment. the los angeles angels' mike trout landed the biggest contract in the history of professional sports. the center fielder's contract extension is reportedly worth more than $430 million over 12 years. that's almost $36 million per year or more than $221,000 for game. for comparison, yankees legends babe ruth's highest yearly
7:52 am
salary was worth about $1.3 million. that's adjusted for inflation. that's more than $8,000 per game. i mean, just -- eye popping. >> wonder if he has a girlfriend. i know some people. "variety" reports that james corden will host the 2019 tony awards. he emceed in 2016. corden says he's thrilled to be returning, and we're glad he's coming. the tonys will be broadcast january 9th. turns out i was just sensitive to a protein commonly found in milk. now, with a2 milk®... ...i can finally enjoy cereal again. it's delicious like real milk. because, it is real milk! a2 milk® is... ...real milk from real cows that... ...produce only the a2 protein. i love milk! i'm so happy i found this. a2 milk®, real milk that's easier on digestion. love milk again. your control. like bedhead.
7:53 am
hmmmm. ♪ rub-a-dub ducky... and then...there's national car rental. at national, i'm in total control. i can just skip the counter and choose any car in the aisle i like. so i can rent fast without getting a hair out of place. heeeeey. hey! ah, control. (vo) go national. go like a pro. we do whatever it takes to fight cancer. these are the specialists we're proud to call our own. experts from all over the world working closely together to deliver truly personalized cancer care. expert medicine works here. learn more at cancercenter.com.
7:54 am
starts with looking buiat something old,nk and saying, "really?" so we built capital one cafes, with savings and checking accounts you can open from here in 5 minutes. this is banking reimagined. what's in your wallet? woman 1: i had no symptoms of hepatitis c. man 1: mine... ...caused liver damage. vo: epclusa treats all main types of chronic hep c. vo: whatever your type, ask your doctor if epclusa is your kind of cure. woman 2: i had the common type. man 2: mine was rare. vo: epclusa has a 98% overall cure rate. man 3: i just found out about my hepatitis c. woman 3: i knew for years. vo: epclusa is only one pill, once a day, taken with or without food for 12 weeks. vo: before starting epclusa, your doctor will test if you have had hepatitis b, which may flare up,
7:55 am
and could cause serious liver problems during and after treatment. vo: tell your doctor if you have had hepatitis b, other liver or kidney problems, hiv, or other medical conditions... vo: ...and all medicines you take, including herbal supplements. vo: taking amiodarone with epclusa may cause a serious slowing of your heart rate. vo: common side effects include headache and tiredness. vo: ask your doctor today, if epclusa is your kind of cure.
7:56 am
this is a kpix 5 news morning update. good wednesday morning to you. i am meteorologist mary lee tracking the rain on high def doppler. it is a wet start to the day. the locations getting heavy rain this morning are in the north bay. you can see the orange and red indicating heavier rain. we have light to moderate rain showers pushing across sausalito into san francisco according the bay bridge from richmond, berkeley, oakland, across the east bay, san leandro, alameda. we have showers stretching across the rest of the peninsula from redwood city to
7:57 am
the southbay near saratoga. off and on showers as we head through the afternoon. upper 50s to low 60s, much cooler today. we get a break thursday and more rain on friday.
7:58 am
it is still a busy ride working your way to navigate the freeways. we have a lot of slick surfaces and what roadways because of all the wet weather this morning. slow and go conditions in and out of the city. we have had a trouble spot along 280 south bound. that has been cleared but look at those delays as you head in and out of daly city this morning. it is very slow to that area. it is sluggish working your way in to san francisco. northbound 101 has delays.
7:59 am
northbound 101 they have an accident blocking one lane. there is a crash westbound 24 oak hill road. the left shoulder is where all the activity is. it is very slow coming off of 680 coming out of walnut creek heading on to 24. around the central freeway. they have the connector road completely shut down for flooding but traffic is moving through. that traffic alert has been canceled. south 101 is crawling along out of san francisco.
8:00 am
good morning to our viewers in the west. it's wednesday, march 20th, 2019. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there is new hope this morning for women suffering from post-partum depression. dr. tara narula is in studio 57 with a look at families confronting the condition that often goes undiagnosed. and in our series we call it note to self, tech entrepreneur alexis ohanian writes about how his parent's sacrifices paved the way for his success. he's doing very well, but first here's today's eye opener at 8:00. parts of the midwest are crippled by days of historic flooding, and they are bracing for even more rain. >> let me give you some idea of
8:01 am
the power of the flood. this bridge here is completely collapsed. >> several people tell cbs news that joe biden has started phoning potential donors this week who can help him raise millions of dollars fast. >> a one-sided fight with a dead man who is deemed to have little upside for the freedom of the free world and in the oval office the president was asking that we over all been wondering why. >> if i hear you correctly you're saying all of this tension, energy, politics over on climate change is essentially misguided? >> there's 1,000 children who die every day worldwide because they don't have safe drinking water. military commanders say they have isis militants pinned back up against the euphrates river. >> a racing pigeon has been sold for $1.4. i've to behen
8:02 am
ab a pigeon worth over $1 million i honestly pictured him like this. >> i'm bianna golodryga with norah o'donnell and gayle king. john is off this week. breaking news for you at this howe. dramatic new details about the lion air max boeing 737 jet that crashed off indonesia in october killing 139 people. a report from bloomberg says that same plane nearly crashed the day before, but an off-duty pilot who happened to be in the pock kit told the crew how to disable the malfunctioning flight control system and save the plane. >> in a separate report, reuters details the moments before the deadly crash, the cockpit voice recorder show the pilots struggling to figure out why the jet continued to pitch forward. reuters says just two minutes after takeoff the plane's first officer reported a flight control problem. >> and then the captain reportedly asked him to check a handbook for information about abnormal events, so for the next
8:03 am
nine minutes the pilots fought to keep the jet froe bere icrashed into the j sea. earlier this month another 737 max eight crashed in ethiopia causing the jets to be grounded worldwide. investigators say that flight had similar problems to the lion air crash. lion air tells reuters and bloomberg that it gave all relevant information to investigators. >> can you imagine being the pilot and co-pilot and trying to pull the plane up and that it's still nose diving and thinking what the heck is going on? >> i keep thinking about nine minutes, and i keep thinking can you please check the manual to see if there's anything abnormal. >> the same crash could have happened the day before had the third pilot not been in the cockpit as well. awful. >> now to this news. facebook is revamping its targeted advertisements after settling a lawsuit with civil rights groups. social media site is changing ad targeting systems to try to stop discrimination in housing, credit and employment ads. companies will no longer be able to target people based on age, gender or zip code.
8:04 am
the goal is to prevent discrimination based o protecte categories. the changes, quote, mark an important step in our broader effort to prevent discrimination. facebook is still facing government investigations over its data sharing and privacy practices. in our morning round, the fda has just approved the first drug to treat post-partum depression. this condition affects more than 400,000 women every year. an estimated 20% of new mothers in the united states. doctor tara narula spoke to one of the handful of women who tried the drug and shows its very dramatic results. good morning to you, tara. >> good morning to you, gayle. post-partum depression can strike out of the blue during what is supposed to be a special time. it's estimated that half of cases go undiagnosed. current treatments can take weeks or months to bring relief. now a fast-acting infusion given in the hospital may offer new hope to families affected by post-partum depression.
8:05 am
>> i remember being in that picture. >> right. >> reporter: stephanie and adam hathway had just moved to china when they became parents for the first time. >> she was the same size as moaningy. >> shortly after daughter hadley was born, stephanie started to slide into depression. >> i had an intrusive thought that was your husband is deserves a better wife. your children deserve a better mom. >> reporter: what had you expected to feel when the baby was born? >> instant love and elation and connection, and they put her on my chest and i felt nothing. >> reporter: when hadley was just a few weeks old, adam got a frightening call at work. >> she said i need you to come home. >> and then there was this very real fear of what i might do if i put the baby down. >> so that's i think when we really kind of -- we h to and asklp epter:pts of includesas, irritability, loss of appetite, self-harm, including suicide, and loss of interest in the new
8:06 am
baby. >> what did post-partum depression take away from you? >> it took everything. it took my hope. it stole my joy. it stole time, those pressure newborn months, i don't remember them at all. >> after three months on anti-depressants, stephanie was feeling more like her old self. she and adam relocated to connecticut and moved forward with their plans for a larger family. when she became pregnant with daughter brenley stephanie went back on medication as a precaution. how soon after the birth of your second child did you start to feel the same symptoms? >> the crying was immediate. it was darker than the first time. the thoughts were more intense, and the fear of what i might do was even worse. >> this time anti-depressants didn't help. >> hey, daddy. >> so stephaniep al trial of a new medicine which targets specific brain receptors to rebalance the hormones that spike during
8:07 am
pregnancy and plummet after birth. dr. samantha meltzer brody, chief of perinatal psychiatrist at the university of north carolina led the trials and said fast-acting relief is vital. >> the currently available treatments are not going to work for generally a month or more. that's really hard to look at someone and say i know you're suffering tremendously, and we're going to start treatment and maybe a month from now you'll feel better. >> the new medicine is a one-time intravenous treatment that requires a three-night hospital stay. in clinical trials of more than 200 women, 70% had improved mood, appetite, sleep and functioning. stephanie felt better on her very first day. >> between hours 12 and 18 i noticed a huge difference. those intrusive thoughts i told yoou gon they never came back, and so i called my husband and told him about it, and he says, stephanie, i y voice for so long. >> the same wonderful woman i
8:08 am
married and went to china with, gone through life with. she was back again. it was a really good feeling. >> one more mommy. >> did your daughters say anything to you? did she notice a change? >> she told me she loved me and it was good to have me back and i tock that as more than just coming home. >> reporter: women in the clinical trials were followed for 30 days with most finding relief. side effects may include sleepiness, dizziness and headache. it's expected to cost between $20,000 and $35,000. >> treatment sounds very intense. does insurance cover it? >> insurance may cover it. it will depend on your insurance plan. >> you have to check that out. >> yeah. >> what's the difference between i'm overwhelmed by this baby because they are a lot of work, especially if it's your first and you really have a serious problem? >> right. there is something called baby blues which many women experience, within with the first couple of days or weeks, but if it real persists longer. starting at two weeks and goes for a month, even a year and interferes with your functioning, and that's the important point, that's when you know that you've maybe tipped over into something more
8:09 am
serious. >> should every mother be screened for post-partum depression. >> absolutely. not only should it be the job of the ob-gyns and the pediatricians are often getting involved because they interact with the moms more than anybody else. spouses neat to interfere. why is this not a mandated part of hospital information before women get discharged? we teach breathing. >> how to wrap the baby. >> and we're not telling women these are the signs of post-partum depression. >> i remember the first thing the doctor did is tell to my husband and said here's what you need to look out for and he was vigilant with both of those. how important for the spouse to know what to look out for? >> extremely important and the spouse says this story didn't november what to do and some. we h a wonderful baby eginning, actually made it worse so it's important to educated both mom and spouse. >> can you have it and not know it? >> you could, because some of the symptoms may not be what you think. it may be excessively watching
8:10 am
the baby or anger or angst out. it may not look like what you think post-partum depression would look like. we really want to tell isn't something that you have to suffer in silence with. >> don't be embarrassed. >> don't be ashamed. we need to get rid of the stigma around it. >> it's a hormonal imbalance. >> we think. we don't know the true underlying physiology, but the thought is the reason the drug works, your hormones drop after pregnancy, and this particular drug is a breakdown product of progesterone, so you're giving it back essentially. >> wow. >> very important information. thank you, tara. >> for resources on post-partum depression call the post-partum support international help line. there is one at 1-800-944-4ppd. and there is a link on our website, cbsthismorning.com. spring officially started today, and jill schlesinger, when you think of spring you think of jill because she makes you smile.
8:11 am
she's in the toyota green room with why it's a good time to clean up your finances. jill, welcome back. how she says combining accounts the rain is back across a bay area. i am tracking a weather system bringing the return of the wet weather. grab your umbrella and your rain jacket. the worst of it is this morning tapering to off and on showers through the afternoon. daytime highs are much cooler. upper 50s to low 60s for the bay area. we catch a break on thursday. the rain returns friday. we are drier and sunnier by the weekend.
8:12 am
tech entrepreneur opens up about f ahead, tech entrepreneur alexis ohanian talks about
8:13 am
facing loss and the pressures of kits getting into top students. >> they expect me to have a top gpa and expect me to be club of every club in school. we're still trying to understand who we are, but then the schools want answers now. >> i'm 16 and i should be having fun and going out with my friends. >> psychologist lowe is a damoura is in our green room to kick off our series "school matters, "the price of admission." you're watching esthis morning. she shares tips to ease the stress of applying. now there's a soft werther's caramel
8:14 am
that's just for you. with luscious cocoa crème tucked inside our soft werther's caramel. werther's original crème soft caramels in cocoa and now, vanilla. the undisputed champs, tundran and tacoma!. and in this corner, the reigning rulers of the road! let's get ready for spriiiiinnng! not bad. ready for a great deal? let's do iiiiiit! so good. what makes an amazing deal even better? how about that every new toyota comes with toyotacare, a two-year or 25,000 mile no-cost maintenance plan and roadside assistance? ready, set, go get your toyota today. toyota let's go places ♪
8:15 am
♪ ♪ ♪ which is the only egg good eonly eggland's best. with more farm-fresh taste, more vitamins, and 25% less saturated fat? only eggland's best. better taste, better nutrition, better eggs. go! come on! it's nice to know you can be all-in. even when your bladder isn't. poise® liners have a clean and fresh layer, and stay 5x drier. so you can stay you and stay amazing. poise®. the #1 brand for light bladder leaks. poise®. alice loves the smell of gain so much, she wished it came in a fabric softener too. [throat clears] say hello to your fairy godmother, alice.
8:16 am
8:17 am
oh and look they got gain scent beads and druncer: early intervn can make a lifetime of difference. learn the signs at autismspeaks.org. how old do you wanted to be when you retire? 26 now, maybe 30? are you kidding me? let's get real. if you answered anything less than 65, you'd better be
8:18 am
seriously loaded. have you maxed out your roth 401(k)? do you have credit card debt? what's your fico core -- what are you saying? mindy's character. e >> that was mindy kaling's character and she may not have a grip on her finances. a lot of people can relate but most people say they have at least one financial goal for this year. a recent survey found nine out of ten people set a money goal for 2019. the top priority, it's a good one, paying down debt followed by better budgeting. this morning in our eye on money series business analyst jill schlesinger says the start of spring is the perfect time to clean out only your closet and your finances. jill, good morning. >> good morning. >> so let's start with tax returns, because the irs has already processed over 65 million returns, so if you've got a big refund our owe a lot of money, why should you change your withholding? >> we want to change withholdings to help your cash flow throughout the year, so, remember, when you've got that big refund, that
8:19 am
year. that may mean that you're a bit tighter during the year than you needed to. so i h suggest that people go to the irs.gov withholding calculator. then you see what's the proper amount. you kind of want to end up neutral. not owing but getting a big refund and adjust your withholding at work. if you're self-employed you may want to adjust the amount of money that you're sending on a quarterly basis. >> that bigger check can be used to pay down debt. >> that first goal is perfect, by the way, when people say that because if you did get a big refund try to not go out and spend it and pay down the outstanding debt and cover what i like to call the big three, the debt and emergency reserve fund which we give short shrift to and maybe make an roth i.r.a. contribution and any of those things can help jump start the finances for 2019. >> i want you to say should your finances give you joy or oy? >> and you say that when this
8:20 am
comes to tead -- you should consolidate, you were saying. >> right. i mean, what happens is a lot of people are switching jobs, and that means you're so we want to consolidate this. not only does it help you better manage your portfolio, but you can basically take an old retirement plan and go to your current retirement plan or if maybe you're self-employed you start your own retirement plan. >> usually have to roll it into a sep. >> or in an i.r.a. if you want, if it's a roth kind of requirement account, a roth i.r.a. all these things are great. it's also great to consolidate lots of different bank accounts. people are paying fees for these different accounts. you push it all into one account you may get fewer fees to get all you want out of your bank. >> what about consolidating. people are worried about throwing something later because they are worried they may need it later. >> fire up your shredder. we want you to get rid of old
8:21 am
stuff. here's the problem. for the irs, they'll usually audiwi three years, but they have up to six years if you have a big error. so keep the tax documents for six years. hopefully you have them electronically. >> that doesn't sound like spring cleaning. >> if you get audited, you'll be happy. investment accounts for a year. credit card accounts, utility bills, unless you need them for tax purposes, shred them, get rid of them, pay electronically. coming up -- how music by drake and lady gaga is part of a lawsuit against an exercise bike maker peloton. you're watching "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this morning's "eye on money" sponsored by td ameritrade. and we'd like to put a fire pit out there, why haven't you started building? well, tyler's off to college... and mom's getting older... and eventually we would like to retire. yeah, it's a lot.
8:22 am
but td ameritrade can help you build a plan for today and tomorrow. great. can you help us pour the foundation too? i think you want a house near the lake, not in it. come with a goal. leave with a plan. td ameritrade. ♪ prestige creams not living up to the hype? one jar shatters the competition. olay regenerist hydrates skin better than creams costing over $100, $200, and even $400. fact check this ad in good housekeeping. olay. i had this chest cold, but my medicine kept wearing off. (coughs) ah! i missed you! then i discovered mucinex. one pill lasts 12 hours, and i'm good. mucinex releases fast and lasts 12 hours, not 4. let's end this.
8:23 am
8:24 am
♪ s
8:25 am
ohanian says reddit is not his proudest creation. he o n up about the this is a kpix 5 news morning update. a wet and cool wednesday across the bay area. we are tracking the rain on high def doppler. you can see the heaviest rain for the north bay. we have moderate to heavy rainfall. santa rosa, windsor, yountville, sonoma you can see the orange and red indicating heavier rain over sausalito across the bay bridge into the east bay for berkeley, oakland and san leandro down across the peninsula san bruno, san mateo, redwood city right over fremont, as well.
8:26 am
we are looking at a wet start to the day. here is a live look with our bay bridge camera. you can see the raindrops and a wet bay bridge. temperatures are in the 50s right now, low 50s. as we head through the afternoon, we will see tapering off to off and on showers. we could see an isolated thunderstorm or brief, heavy downpour later this afternoon. daytime highs are in the upper 50s to low 60s, below average for this time of year. we catch a break on thursday. the rain returns friday. we are drier for the weekend with more sunshine. rain comes back monday and tuesday of next week. weback.
8:27 am
8:28 am
it is 8:27 am. i am gianna franco in the traffic center. it has been busy this morning. we have a lot of wet weather in an around the bay area. give yourself extra time working the way out and about. we have slow and go conditions out of the southbay. the ride on northbound 101 is really busy . you will see stop and go conditions out 286 and 680. we have had a handful of problems. pack your patience. looking at 280, as well, slow and go out of downtown san jose. bridge toll plaza. traffic is at a crawl into san francisco. we have flooding reporting around 580, 880 and in the oakland area you will see delays heading i-580 off the maze. we had slow conditions all morning long. the golden gate bridge is slowing down a little bit. the bulk of delays are coming out of marin county. north of san rafael is where you see a lot of slow and go conditions southbound 101 through petaluma a stop and go
8:29 am
ride there. as you get to the golden gate bridge, it is slightly better heading into san francisco.
8:30 am
♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." time to show you some of the morning's headlines. "the new york times" reports pope francis rejected the resignation of a french cardinal convicted of covering up sex abuse scandals. cardinal felipe barbian was found guilty of failing to report abuse allegations. he offered his resignation monday but francis did not accept it. of course, this is raising a lot of questions. this comes just weeks after the vatican held a summit on how to confront abuse in the church. cbs fargo affiliate kxjb reports on new safety ratings for youth football helmets. virginia tech researchers put out a list of helmets based on
8:31 am
their study of head impacts. the cheapest helmet to receive the highest five-star rating is from schutt sports and costs about $220. only two of the 18 helmets tested received less than five stars. the full list is on our website. >> "the wall street journal" reports music publishers are suing peloton for its use of songs from drake, lady gaga and other prominent artists. peloton is accused of using more than 1,000 musical works without permission in its streaming classes. the lawsuit is seeking more than $150 million. peloton says it is evaluating this complaint. the company says it has partnered with each of the major music pub libralishers and perf rights organizations and many leads independents. a new poll by "usa today" and suffolk university finds 75% of americans say the college admission system unfairly favors the wealthy and well-connected with legal loopholes. the majority of those surveyed
8:32 am
oppose special treatment of athletes, special treatments for children of alumni and affirmative action for minorities. >> that poll comes in the wake of the massive college admissions scandals, including the recent arrest of felicity huffman and lori loughlin. it shows how far they are willing to go to get their kids into elite schools. we're focussing on the price of college admission. getting accepted into a dream school based on academic excellence requires a lot of dedication, hard work and sacrifice, too. and only a small number of students it seems are willing to endure that. we met four students at miami's g. holmes braddock school. >> applying to a college, everything that you do from basically eighth grade until senior year is just leading up to like that moment. >> they expect me to have a perfect gpa. they expect me to be president of like every club there is in
8:33 am
school. >> we're still trying to understand who we are, but then the schools want answers now. >> i feel a lot of pressure in the terms of how many things i have to participate in and be a part of. >> national honor society. then science national society. then i got into national social studies honor society. >> then math honors society. >> i also volunteer for a hospital, nicholas children's hospital. >> in the free time i have is very limited so i would say in the day i have one hour to 30 minutes of free time and that includes eating food and also taking quick little naps here and there. >> you go to lunch which is the only good 30 minutes because that's when you see your friends. >> it's not easy to find a balanceouue over s intrudes on the fact that i'm 16 and should be having fun and going out with my friends. >> i haven't gone to the beach in four years, and i live in miami. >> disappointing my peers around
8:34 am
me. if i don't make it into college, what would society think of me? i'd be kind of an outcast in a way. >> it definitely feels worth it. i'm looking at the long term. i'll be stressed now to later be relaxed and to have fun and to be able to experience a good life later. >> what i know is that you need to be true to yourself, have integrity, confidence in who you are and wherever you're going to end up, you're going to do great. no matter what. >> psychologist lisa damour is a psychologist. she's the author of "under pressure -- confronting the epidemic of stress and anxiety in girls." we just heard all those students talk about a lot of the pressures they had. but at the same time they put it in perspective that working hard now will pay off later. what's good stress versus bad stress? >> well, so it is true that working hard does expand capacities. high schoolers gain tremendous intellectual strength. tremendous capability over the course of high school. we do want to be careful about the assumption, though, that
8:35 am
going to a good college means you're going to have a good adult life. we don't actually have those date. when we look at adult well-being, it turns out that economic success, professional success are not that strongly correlated with being a happy adult. instead the things that matter in adulthood are having good relationships, doing work you find meaningful and feeling that you're gaining skills. so we want to try to keep that balance in there about really what the long-term targets are. >> what do you hear these students saying and the students you talk to? >> what i hear them saying and the kids i take care of, too, one thing i hear in this pretty intense admissions climate is that teenagers will say, you can have a social life, you can get sleep or you can get your school work done but you can't have all three. and that to me doesn't seem like what we want for our high schoolers. >> what's the role for parents in all of this? obviously they want their kids to get into good schools. they are the ones disciplining them and telling them to do their homework and prepare for admissions and essays. on the other hand, they don't
8:36 am
want to see them too stressed. >> parents are caught in the crossfire. the college admissions situation has created a lot of pressure. the bar is very high. of course, parents want their child to have every opportunity available and yet in the day-to-day watching a kid not getting enough sleep and feeling stressed. two things parents can do. one is to keep their eye on the long-term target, to be mindful that going to harvard doesn't mean you're going to have a good life. you can go to harvard and be quite miserable later in life or go to a school that is a neighboring college and live a fulfilled life. the other thing i want parents to do is to not confuse college admission with college readiness. those 24 very different things. to be -- college admission is really about your academic credentials. readiness is, can you maintain relationships? do you know how to take care of yourself? are you sufficiently mature to handle the independence of college?
8:37 am
and i worry that sometimes with so much stress on the academics, it's easy losightfth really necessary for college success. >> and on that, what are some of those aspects of growth and maturity? >> for me, the main question is whether or not a young person sees their self-care as their responsibility. >> so interesting, yeah. >> and not something that -- >> you should say that again. >> okay. let me say this one more time. the main question is whether they see their self-care as their responsibility. >> and explain what self-care is. >> self-care. getting themselves to bed on time. getting themselves out of bed. >> washing their clothes. >> if they are going to parties, managing their own safety. not equating -- am i going to get caught with good decision making. don't worry about getting caught. worry about, could you get hurt? that's the kind of thinking i want in young people. >> you are right. we're concentrated on getting them into schools. instead of building them as independent future adults. >> yes. >> how can we foster independence in themselves?
8:38 am
and what i will say is the kids are stuck in the middle because the academic expectations are so high that high school can tip into something where all they're doing is homework a there's not time to build out these other -- >> where do we get the thing that -- shouldn't you encourage your kids to work hard to get into a good school. at what point does it take a turn that this is not the right way to go? >> i think it's one of those things you're in the weeds as a parent and it's hard not to get lost in that but what we want to be mindful of is, are we raising good college applicants or are we raising whole people. and our job as parents is to raise whole people who can maintain relationships, take care of themselves and also do work. >> it's important to find the school that's right for you. >> it's more about fit than about brand. >> i can talk to you for half an hour. >> it's true. it's really interesting. >> very good information. >> in the meantime, people, we have this fabulous book which i've read and it has lots of good information for people who have both sons and daughters.
8:39 am
it's really good "under pressure." >> thank you. price of admission." a former stanford dean julie lythcott-haims joins us. and then on friday, former upenn associate dean sara harbersson. she peels back the admission process. the man called the mayor of the internet, alexis ohanion is opening up about founding grab your rain jacket an umbrella. the rain is back.
8:40 am
as we go through the day we will see off and on showers. the worst of it is happening this morning turning to scattered showers later today. daytime highs will be much cooler in the upper 50s to low 60s for the bay area. we catch a break tomorrow. rain returns on friday. we are drier and sunnier for the weekend. the rain comes back monday and tuesday of next week.
8:41 am
8:42 am
8:43 am
this morning in our series "note to self," we hear from tech entrepreneur alexis ohanian. he co-founded reddit which is ranked the 60sth most--- the sixth most popular website in america. ohanian was once dubbed the mayor of the internet. now he's co-founder of initialized capital. in the last couple of years, he's also become a first-time dad when his wife, tennis superstar serena williams, gave birth to their little baby daughter olympia. ohanian looks back at his life in a letter to his childhood
8:44 am
self. >> reporter: alexis, you're still a child and have no idea how much you'll enjoy laughing at that photo of you in the laider hosen when you're older. don't throw a fit, yourand here. you know how much you love mangos? you're surrounded by a small family with a simple life who loves you more than you love mangos. they will give you confidence. your dad won't recognize the brooklyn neighborhood you grew up in when you take him back to ft. green decades later. to fulfill your parents' dream of being able to afford to live in brooklyn heights, you'll buy an apartment there, though you'll end up living in florida and, no, not disney world. you'll hate leaving new york city for the suburbs of baltimore, but know that your parents are just doing what they think is best for you and your
8:45 am
education with their limited means. turns out they're right. you'll be bored, but you'll channel that boredom into video games and then computers and eventually programming which is going to be really helpful for later on in life. you'll have to correct people who don't believe your name is alexis all of your life. and you'll learn to love it. you're making the right choice when you walk into the history department first semester of your first year at the university of virginia to declare your major. shocking the department head at how early you commit. trust your instincts. when you walk out of the lsat without finishing it in order to go to the waffle house, you're making the right choice. that decision is going to change your life because there between the syrupy bites of waffles, you're going to realize you're meant to be an entrepreneur, not a lawyer. all those jobs you had growing
8:46 am
up from comp usa sales guy to pizza hut cook are going to help you tremendously as the co-founder of reddit, but nothing could prepare you for your mom getting diagnosed with terminal brain cancer just a few months after graduating from college and starting your company. you're going to wish you could remember all the little details. her accented voice, her breathless laughter, the intensity of her hugs, and the charm of her high fives. she'll show you what it means to be truly courageous and self-less, and -- selfless, and you'll spend the rest of your life working to make her sacrifices worth it. let her hug and kiss you in public. it doesn't make you any less tough. and it means everything to her. yondfa, veotour own little shots. speaking of dad, he'll show you what it means to be a man. he spent most of your childhood working late nights in orders to provide for the family.
8:47 am
he'll support his wife throughout it all. an advocate for every chemo treatment and a rock for her amidst all the uncertainty until the end. the whole ordeal gives you a wisdom at a young age to realize what matters in life are the people and experiences, not things one acquires along the way. >> a. from the internet -- >> alexis ohanian, everybody. >> co-founder of reddit, author of "initialized capital." >> i am so happy to see so many of you ridditers graduated. there will be setbacks and surprises. trust your instincts when it comes to people. purge toxic relationships and spend time with the pple inspire you to be better. start now, in fact, you'll be meeting some of yourlifelong friends in elementary school very soon. this is random, but bear with me -- you'll do a class assignment in the fourth grade where you'll share just how much you hate
8:48 am
tennis. that's fine for now, but promise me you'll keep an open mind later in life. >> i know everyone says they marry their best friend, but you're not only my best friend, but you make me my best me. you complete everything that is in me. >> you'll eventually get married, have a daughter -- [ applause ] -- even your own mango tree. you'll spend your whole life creating -- websites, companies, even logos that millions of people love, one in of those will compare to how proud you are of your most important creation, your family. ♪ ♪ >> what a beautiful note,
8:49 am
alexis. >> i really like him. >> what a love letter to serena, to his mom, to his dad, to his favorite daughter. it's so beautifully done. >> i know. >> i love the line about "i don't like turnies." i -- tennis." i think he likes it now. imagine walking out of the lsat to go to the waffle house. what that would have caused at the time. what -- nobody does that at the time. >> trust his instincts. he knew early on just who he was, who he is. >> yes. bravo. well done. >> kiss mom in public. >> you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be right back.
8:50 am
8:51 am
8:52 am
millions of college basketball fans are filling out their march madness brackets. on our podcast, adam zucker and john rothstein of cbs sports break down which are favorites
8:53 am
to go all the way. >> duke, duke, duke. >> available on all major podc
8:54 am
8:55 am
this is a kpix 5 news morning update. good wednesday morning to you. i am meteorologist mary lee tracking the rain on high def doppler. we are still tracking areas of heavy rain this morning, especially for the north bay. you can see pockets of heavy rain from windsor, santa rosa, st. helena, glen ellyn, petaluma and you can see it from berkeley, richland, across the bay bridge, into san francisco and daly city. also, rain is popping up around alameda and oakland this morning from san ramon , dublin, the tri-valley down to union city and fremont a wet start to the day. across the peninsula from webb road city to the valley with a
8:56 am
few showers possible as we go through the day with off and on showers tapering off. we could see an isolated thunderstorm. here is a live look from the san jose camera. we have a break with mostly cloudy skies. temperatures are in the low to mid 50s right now. daytime highs are much cooler this afternoon. we have upper 50s to low 60s, below-average temperatures for this time of year. we will see it taper off to scattered off and on showers for this afternoon. we could see an isolated thunderstorm. we catch a break on thursday. the rain returns on friday with our next weather system lingering into saturday morning. it is drier and sunnier for the weekend. monday and tuesday of next week the rain returns. we could get very wet early next week.
8:57 am
8:58 am
welcome back. it is 8:58 am. it is troublesome on the roadway. there are bart delays that have been around for quite a bit this morning as you work your way out of castro valley to west dublin. it is delayed more than 20 minutes in the daly city direction. there was an earlier crash off of 580 near the tracks with debris falling on the tracks. there trying to clear that up this morning. that is what is causing the
8:59 am
bart delays. on the freeways, 680 northbound at stoneridge, look out for a crash over to the right shoulder. southbound is where you see most of your delays, southbound 680 out of dublin is really slow. southbound 680 is slow but northbound you find an accident. try to stay safe out there.
9:00 am
wayne: whoo! jonathan: say what? - let's make a deal, wayne! wayne: you're going to tokyo. tiffany: more cars! jonathan: a new jaguar! - big deal! wayne: $75,000! who wants some cash? - big deal of the day! wayne: y'all ready for season ten? let's go! jonathan: it's time for "let's make a deal." now here's tv's big dealer, wayne brady! wayne: hey, america. welcome to "let's make a deal." here we go. a bunch of america's best and brightest right here. our college episode. see, parents? all that hard-earned money being put to good use here at "let's make a deal". who wants to make a deal?

92 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on