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good morning to you our viewers in the west and welcome to "cbs this morning." battling barry. tornadoes and flash flooding threaten millions as the slow moving storm moves inland from the gulf coast. racially charged tweets. president trump goes after four female house democrats of color, telling them to, quote, go back to where they came from. how his attacks are playing on divisions in the democratic party and could backfire. puerto rico in chaos. we are on the island as the governor is called to step down over leaked chats that have proclaimed sexist and homophobic comments. this morning we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the apollo 11 lunar landing.
legendary figures take us inside the historic mission and we meet some of the pioneering nasa women. >> go ladies. it is monday, july 15th, 2009. here is today's "eye opener, your world in 90 seconds." thre of people at risk as barry continues to batter the south. >> winds were fierce enough to blow the roof off of this airport hangar. >> call somebody! >> the president launching an attack apparently aimed at female minority members of congress he says should go back to where they came from. >> that is a racist tweet. >> hundreds of rallies were held across the country to protest ice raids threatened in ten major cities. >> we can bring peace without tearing families apart. an investigation under way after a major power outage hit new york city. >> this was not a cyber attack. this was not an act of physical
terrorism. >> billionaire jeffrey epstein is due in federal court for a bail hearing. he pled not guilty to sex trafficking charges. >> protesters demanding the resignation of puerto rico's governor after evidence of statements. >> a group of rafters went over a waterfall and everyone made it safely ashore. all that matters. check out the new jersey devils mascot. >> sometimes mascots show up at kids' birthday parties and make a scene. >> on "cbs this morning." >> novak djokovic for a fifth wimbledon title! >> we have just witnessed one of the great wimbledon finals of all te.st>> the gentlen's singl champion for 2019, novak djokovic! >> this is presented by toyota, let's go places.
>> that was like a battle to the death. >> even if you don't like tennis, that game, that match was mesmerizing. i love at the end when novak said even when i was down i just never gave up. both of them had a chance to win it. >> federer. >> extra long there. did you hear we had a blackout over the weekend? >> yeah. it was a lot more than 75,000 people in the dark. >> the cops were great. the fire department was great. people were really great. another reason to love new york. welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king with anthony mason and tropical depression barry is threatening 11 million people across the south. some areas could see up to another 5 inches of rain. >> barry made landfall as a
category one hurricane in louisiana on saturday but was quickly downgraded to a tropical storm. don't get too comfortable. louisiana and mississippi remain under a state of emergency. more than 90 people were rescued in several communities over the weekend. omar vill franca is in new orleans. the storm has come and gone but what are the conditions there now? >> reporter: good morning. we are here on the southshore of lake ponchartrain and the rain has actually let up. it is not too bad at all when it does come down. take a look at lake ponchartrain. these are minor ripples and this is the calm after the storm. all eyes were on louisiana as the state was getting ready for barry. but for the most part, people here were spared. these were the sounds as hurricane barry came crashing on to land saturday in louisiana. >> the water started coming up quickly. >> heavy rains and tornadoes and winds up to 65 miles an hour
uprooted trees, damaged houses, and flooded roads. >> hopefully we'll be okay. we are really nervous. >> reporter: more than 90 people trapped in flood waters were rescued. but now the sounds are sighs of relief after the hurricane turned tropical depression left many who feared the worst unscathed. >> god has blessed us and given us life. he has kept us safe, healthy, and together. >> we'll remember this forever. >> flood waters forced don's bar in mandeville to close but when the waters receded workers rushed to get the business back open. >> it wasn't 24 hours ago you had more than a foot of water inside. >> very resilient. they were up and running the next day too. it's what you got to do. >> reporter: levees recently overhauled after hurricane katrina held up but some with the mississippi river at historic flood levels and rain continuing to drench the region officials are urging people to
remain vigilant. >> we're thankful the worst case scenario did not happen. but we understand here in louisiana if nowhere else that will not always be the case. >> reporter: only about 300 people showed up to the state's 23 shelters. a little more good news, flights resumed yesterday in and out of new orleans. they're hoping to get back to normal operations today and the ultimate sign that things are getting back to normal the bars on bourbon street are back open. >> well, that's good news, omar. thank you. our chief weather caster lonnie quinn is tracking what is left of barry. where is the flood threat today? >> the crazy thing is this came onshore in louisiana and today the worst of it is still in louisiana making its push into portions of mississippi as of right now. big rainfall totals. we were talking about the potential for one, worst case scenario, two feet of rain. places outside of alexandria picked up a foot of rain. outside of baton rouge a foot of
rain. where is the worst case scenario? my goodness. so close to the shore. look at these areas just offshore. there is your coast line. offshore. you see this pink. that's two feet of rain. about 18 inches to 24 inches. we'll see another 5 inches or so in portions of louisiana today. you may not get your biggest total until 48 hours after landfall. the storm pushes through the tennessee valley today and tomorrow and then by the time we get to say thursday, some rain even in the northeast. what happens by the time you get to mid week and on for the mid section and eastern portion of the country all this water now gets heated up by a big ridge of high pressure. temperatures skyrocket. humidity skyrockets as well. it is going to be feeling like triple digits anywhere from tulsa at 105 to philadelphia at 108 by the time you get to friday. get ready to heat things up for a good portion of the country. let's go back to you, tony. >> thank you very much. president trump is not backing down from critics who say his twitter attacks on a
group of progressive democrat lawmakers are racist. the president tweeting they should go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. mr. trump tweeted again this morning saying, quote, when will the radical left congresswomen apologize to our country? he appears to be directing his attacks at a group of four freshmen congresswomen all of whom are american citizens. we'll go to the white house. paula, the president clearly wants to be having this conversation this morning. he is continuing the conversation. what do you think his objective is? >> reporter: tony, the tweets come amid a week of infighting between the more progressive members of congress and house speaker nancy pelosi but if the president intended to capitalize on the tensions, it back fired as nothing unites warring factions like a common enemy. >> he really wants to divide us against each other. >> reporter: democrats swiftly denounced the president's tweet sunday. >> i believe he is racist because he demeans women of color. he demeans people of color. >> reporter: the president was apparently referencing four female freshman house democrats
known as "the squad." new york congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez, minnesota's ilhan omar, rashida tlaib of michigan and massachusetts congresswoman ayanna pressley. all four are american citizens and only one of the lawmakers, congresswoman omar, was born outside the country, born in somalia, and became a u.s. citizen in 2000. all of the women responded on twitter. omar saying, as members of congress the only country we swear an oath to is the united states. you are stoking white nationalism. president trump's tweets came amid a kist rift in the democra party brewing since the passage of the emergency aid package. the freshmen all voted against the bill and the battle between them and house speaker nancy pelosi has escalated in recent days. in his tweet trump added i'm sure nancy pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements but pelosi was quick to defend the women on sunday saying the president's call reaffirms his plan to make
america great again has always been about making america white again. our diversity is our strength. our unity is our power. by the end of the weekend, republican leadership was silent and administration officials, like the acting commissioner of u.s. customs and border protection directed questions to the president. >> i think that you need to talk to the president about his specific tweets. >> reporter: in his tweets last night and this morning the president doubled down and said he looks forward to challenging democrats in 2020 suggesting that at least he believes this approach will not hurt him at the ballot box. gayle? >> all right, paula, thank you. breaking news. the trump administration this morning announced it is making good on its promise to crack down on central american migrants seeking asylum at the southern border. it unveiled new rules to go into effect tomorrow. they place new restrictions on eligibility. asylum seekers will be required to apply for protection in at least one country they crossed enroute to the u.s. otherwise they will be blocked. an exception would be made for
victims of human trafficking. now, this comes as the u.s. moves ahead this week with a large scale plan to do final immigration deportation orders. we'll go to an ice facility in south florida. the question i think many are wondering is how are immigration activists getting ready for this? >> reporter: good morning. they spent this weekend informing undocumented immigrants about their rights and what to do if confronted by an immigration officer. now, many of those groups believe officials may have delayed the sweeps yesterday because of all the heightened publicity around them but they're warning immigrant families the threat is ongoing. immigration activists around the country are springing into action to help those threatened by the planned deportation arrests. >> we are organized. >> reporter: the expected crackdown is causing concern in
immigrant communities around the country and here in south florida. pastor howard harden says he is encouraging his congregation to support one another. >> i think everybody knows someone affected by this and i think every church is the same. >> reporter: so far sources tell cbs news activity has been limited to new york city where immigration and customs enforcement agents knocked on doors this weekend. but there were no arrests. immigration officials say about 1 million people in the country have removal orders. acting ice director matthew alban said the operation targets those who pose a public threat against safety. >> this is against specific individuals who have had their day in immigration court and have an order to remove by a judge. >> reporter: some democrats say this is the administration's attempt to instill fear. >> it is not about getting people who are security risks deported but about scaring everyone in the country and it is also about changing the news.
seeking sanctuary in churches including this one north of los angeles. this man didn't want to show his face on camera. he is afraid he'd be arrested in a sweep. >> i came here like more than ten years ago. now is a very hard time for immigrants. >> reporter: the american civil liberties union is trying to block the mass deportation arrests. the organization has filed a lawsuit alleging they violate basic due process procedures and that many of the immigrants targeted may not have received the paperwork to appear in court in the first place. anthony? >> thank you. new polling shows president trump trailing four of the democratic presidential contenders, former vice president joe biden leads mr. trump by nine points. senators bernie sanders, elizabeth warren, and kamala harris are also deis s to unvei healthcare proposal in iowa today. ed o'keefe is in des moines. what's his plan? >> reporter: well, anthony, he
is trying to set himself apart from some of his democratic opponents pushing so-called medicare for all plans by instead unveiling a plan that bolsters bmcare. and biden is set to say he'll take on anyone republican or democrat that seeks to try to replace the current affordable care act. biden's plan would cost about $750 billion over the next decade and would provide a public option if needed. it would allow americans to import cheaper drugs from overseas and the plan would be paid for in part by ending the trump tax cuts. healthcare is a hot topic on the campaign trail in recent days and this weekend another candidate south bend indiana mayor pete buttigieg told us he believes in universal health care. >> the way i've talked about doing it is medicare for all who want it solution. we take a version of medicare, make it available on the exchanges as a kind of public option. if the corporate world can come up with something better than they've done so far, great. maybe they can find some way to compete. but i'm not banking on it. >> reporter: 20 of the democratic candidates are set to be here in iowa this week for
events focused primarily on thank ve mh. the federal government could join the investigation into what caused a massive power outage in new york city. 73,000 customers across midtown manhattan lost power on saturday. the outage caused major disruption, trapping people in elevators and subway trains. it was hot. several concerts and broadway shows were canceled. we'll go to midtown manhattan. what do we know about what caused it? >> reporter: well, good morning, gayle. we know that everyone in new york is still talking about what happened. we don't know the cause. but the city says they know it wasn't terrorism and it wasn't a cyber attack. back here this is one of the spots where con ed crews have been working for the last 36 hours trying to repair damage from this outage. what they do know for sure, the systems that should have prevented the substation from going off line did not work.
electricity crews are working around the clock to pinpoint what caused the power outage that blacked out half of manhattan's iconic skyline. for about five hours saturday, the city that never sleeps lost its night light, trapping people in elevators and leaving subway riders stuck under ground for hours. the outage turned off the lights on tens of thousands attending jennifer lopez's sold out show at madison square garden. >> obviously we're going to reschedule this show. there's the alarm going off telling everybody in the announcements to evacuate. >> even our weekend broadcast was left in the dark. >> lights? >> reporter: but on broadway the show went on. outside, bright lights or not. >> you have to be in charge wherever you are. as simple as that. >> reporter: the new york city mayor bill de blasio had to play da 202
ful was campaigning induring th. o was n dueo demand or old age. i incredie you redundancy on redundancy yet a huge swath of the city was plunged into darkness for five hours. >> the grid is very reliable on an overall basis. >> reporter: the incident raises questions about the country's over stressed power grid. in the most recent infrastructure report card the american society of civil engineers scored it a d plus. >> we are pushing our grid as hard as we can push it right now given what we've got. >> reporter: patrick miller is an energy sector expert. >> there is an expectation by the average consumer the power is always going to stay on. in reality we have a grid that runs from canada all the way down to mexico and the fact that it operates as reliably as it does right now is amazing. >> reporter: now, this blackout on saturday came on the 42nd anniversary of the epic 1977
power outage that plunged new york into darkness and chaos. saturday there were no reports of any significant problems, no reports of any injuries. con ed says it could be weeks before it knows for sure why the lights went out and the substation went down. one piece of good news, j-lo is going to be back on stage at madison square garden tonight and she is hoping the lights stay on this time. >> i heard. i heard. and everybody who was there saturday night will go back again on monday night including me. >> my son was in the subway and described the doors opened and he said it was so black he didn't even realize where he was. >> terrifying. >> very frightening because you don't know exactly what is happening. people stayed so calm. i did a move, i went to the money to get cash out. >> it didn't work. >> those don't work either. you don't realize how much you count on electricity until you don't have it. nypd, firefighters, and con ed, good job. the political crisis in puerto rico involving the
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a beautiful day across the bay area, here is a live look from the tower cam looking at the headlands. blue skies this morning. and that will continue as we had to the day. the microclimate forecast for the coast, mid 60s, sunny and breezy. for the day upper 60s to low to mid 70s and mild and sunny and breezy. in the inland location, mid to upper 80s and close to 90. specific locations, 90 in concord. 83 in san jose. upper 60s in san francisco. we will cool down as we had to the week with onshore flow kicking in. that means by the end of the work week and the weekend, ithe below average range.
welcome back to "cbs this morning." here's what's happening. there was flooding for millions across the south. in a tweet the president is calls racist. >> many migrant communities remain on edge. >> plus in our series "pushing the limits" see how a dancer is turning her barriers blessings. >> giving up is not an option for me. >> it's more miss teen. much messier.
50 years ago tomorrow "apollo 11" made its launch. we meet some of the men and women who made it possible. >> we felt the weight of the world on our shoulders. everyone was looking. we were worried we were going to screw something up. >> that was michael collins. he was in the orbiting spacecraft waiting to pick up neil armstrong and buzz aldrin, not sure if he would. they called him the loneliest man in the world. >> such pressure. it's not often you're making history. they were making history. >> you know you could possibly not come back. but you were there friday and you're leaving today too. >> yes. i'll be down there today for our special coverage tomorrow. >> very excited. excited for you. >> thank you. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king along with anthony mason and tony dokoupil. we begin with this. the governor of puerto rico called on to resign after his
role in a profang sexist and homophobic kbrup chat. the island is struggling to recover from hurricane maria back in 2015. two top officials stepped down over the weekend after the leaked conversation. it shows rosales and his ally discussing confidential information and disparaging comments. david begnaud is there. determine whether or not a crime
was committed. ever since the clatds were leaked, the protests have not stopped. overnight fireworks right in front of the governor's nation were a show of protest. demonstrators are demanding that the 40-year-old governor resign. sunday morning as his political support was claollapsing around him said he went to church to c. in one cases there was talk of violence against the mayor of san juan, carmen luis cruz. he wrote, i'm dying to shoot her
up. he responded you'd be doing me a big leader. there was published 889 pages. >> they were part of a conspiracy to persecute people because of political believe. definitely they used public funds do plitt tall work. that's unbelievable from a public servant. >> reporter: just last week the government arrested two on the top officials on fraud charges. the government has been under scrutiny for its spending of funds after hirks maria devastated the island in 2017. caribbean scholar yarima yarimar bonilla. >> they're not attending to the matters of discovery.
>> thank you very much. >> i would think he's not looking forward to talking to you. are you going to just go by his place? what's your next plan. >> we can't get to the governor's mansion because it's blocked off. there are more protests planned for later but you're seeking fs as a leader of a principality and people around you are stepping down, that's trouble. >> it's disheartening. >> you know what, guys, i would think i would want to talk to david begnaud and put it out there. investigators are looking into the mysterious death of a louisiana woman who devoted her life to embracing diversity. ahead, the look surrounding her death and why she's called a treasure.
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this is a kpix 5 news morning update. good morning it is 7:656 a deadly crash has shut down eastbound 80 in richmond this morning. the right lanes are blocked near l patel drive. no word on when they will reopen, the crash is now under investigation. fire crews are mopping up a fire at a three-story apartment complex in mind tina. the official said it broke out after four clock this morning on alhambra avenue. it was soon knocked down. one person was hurt with minor burns and no one else was injured. it is amazon prime day today, protesters are using it
we are tracking major delays on the eastshore freeway. the good news it's not in the city direction but it has shut things down significantly. in the easter freeway, it's the 32 minute ride and that's in the red and in the red on 580 go out to altamont pass. a little bit late for this and yellow on highway 4 at 101. capital corn is the late. some of the trains and golden gate trains and the blinds will be going to the tower today. >> a beautiful day across the bay area with the sunshine. it will be a pleasant day across the region li look taking you to the south bay, san jose good morning to you. as we head to the afternoon, a warm day and wind and mild and cool at the coast.
♪ good morning to you our viewers in the west. it's monday, july 15, 2019. welcome back to "cbs this morning." president trump is accused of racism after attacking a group of progressive lawmakers who are women of color. first, norah o'donnell to tell us about some of the women who made the papollo 11 moon landin possible. and a fierce determination of a celebrated dancer who overcame physical limitations. first, here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> dangerous flooding from tropical depression barry threatening 11 million people in
the south. flood alerts up across eight states. >> this is the calm after the storm. all eyes on louisiana as they are getting ready for barry. >> another fif inches in port n portions of louisiana. you may not get the biggest total until 48 hours after landfall. >> if the president intended to capitalize on the tensions, it backfired as nothing unites warring factions like a common enemy. >> officials may have delayed those tweets yesterday because of all that publicity around them. they are warning immigrant families the threat is ongoing. >> everyone in new york is still talking about what happened. we don't know the cause, but the city says they know it wasn't terrorism and it wasn't a cyberattack. >> in the air to left center field. going back. it is gone!. >> walk-off home r. and the slow celebration is underway.
>> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" presented by toyota. let's go places. he celebrated and savored that one, didn't he? >> that's nice. very nice. i'm anthony mason with gayle king and tony dokoupil. president trump is being accused of racism after telling a group of democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their countries. in a series of weekend tweets he said that group of democratic lawmakers should go back to the countries they came from and fix those governments rather than tell the u.s. government how it should be run. he ducked dooubled down this mo saying they spew foul language and racist hatred. >> the lawmakers he is apparently referring to are four women nicknamed the squad. all four are american citizens and three were born in this country. the president may have inadvertently helped house democrats get past a growing
internal rift. nancy, word is that it will help unite the democrats. do you think so? >> reporter: well, gayle, his tweets definitely gave democrats a common target, but the internal conflict within the party that you are describing is probably not going to subside anytime soon, even after speaker pelosi came to the defense of those four women. pelosi herself criticized the women just last week after they voted against an immigration bill and then slammed fellow democrats who had voted for it. these four women are very progressive and they have a very big social media following, but their outspoken views don't or some democratic colleagues. for instance, this weekend ayanna pressley told a progressive grens that democrats don't, quote, need any more black faces that don't want to be a black voice. and the chief of staff for
alexandria ocasio-cortez of new york recently came under fire from democratic leaders for a now deleted tweet comparing moderate democrats to segregationists. so this conflict continues to churn, but it is getting the attention of the british prime minister who described the president's language in those tweets this morning as, quote, completely unacceptable. it's important to note, tony, not a single republican lawmaker so far has criticized the president's comments. >> and if they do come forward, we will bring you that. nancy, thank you very much. let's get to tropical depression barry who is posing a dangerous threat to the south this morning. 11 million people in the path of the storm that's now moving north. flood alerts up across saturday states. 90 people had to be rescued over the weekend in several communities and sa taa state erncyemain eff f mississippi. multiple levies were overtopped.
it briefly became a category 1 hurricane and quickly downgraded to a tropical storm. we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of apollo 1 it's monumental achievement, landing a man on the moon. the new cbs news poll out just this morning shows more than seven out of ten americans believe the moon landing was worth it. that's up nearly 30% from four decades ago. and 70% of americans favor sending astronauts back to the lunar surface. "cbs evening news" anchor and managing editor, that's norah o'donnell, spoke with some of the pioneering women involved in the apollo 11 mission 50 years ago when the space program was dominated by men. >> reporter: does it look different? >> yes and no. it's much more pristine. >> reporter: respepoppy north cs responsible for calculating the maneuvers that would bring those astronauts home. >> you were plotting out every kind of scenario? >> you always are thinking about
all kinds of possibilities. >> reporter: how nerve-wracking was that? >> it's very nerve-wracking. is doesn't matter how successful any other stage has been if you don't get them back safe and sound. >> norah o'donnell, she is anchor and managing editor of "cbs evening news." i got a little chill of excitement when i read that this morning. i'm really, really happy. tonight is the big night. very big night. >> are you ready? >> we're ready. this is an incredible week because it marks the 50th anniversary, the launch of apollo 11. an incredible moment not only for the country, but in cbs news history. so famously anchored by walter con cite. the team did an incredible job. even though this was one giant step for mankind, we wanted to look at the women. it was a lot of men back threatback then and there was a lot of
cigarette butts. poppy told me does it seem different? she said it smells different. a lot better. but i think these are these pioneers. these trail blazers. these women who were there at the time. they were great scientists and mathematicians. so you will see each stage they played in what was this massive government -- there were 400,000 people involved in that. >> you have another story related to this this week. an interview with jeff bezos, who is a space entrepreneur as well as running amazon, obviously. >> and who doesn't do many interviews. >> and president kennedy's daughter? >> caroline kennedy talked about this being an ambitious goal that president kennedy sent forward in 1961 to land a man on the moon. bezos says people at nasa were gulping, like i don't know if we could do that in a decade. that's the past kennedy. this is the future. and now our space program is not really dominated by the
government. it's dominated by billionaires like bezos and musk and aerospace companies. what's really interesting i j saysve go m in order to save the planet. he talks about something called the great inversion. he has been talking about this since he wasraduatm high school. essentially, we are going to move, he says, all major machinery and industry to the moon to save our planet. >> one of the apollo astronauts went towards the moon and came back saying we went to discover the moon and we actually discovered the earth. those amazing pictures, the blue marble shot. what else can we expect from the evening news under your tenure? >> tonight is our debut on the "cbs evening news." >> we have seen you rehearsing in here. >> every morning we have to fix the lights. >> it's an incredible team. this is a legacy broadcast. it's one of the longest running
broadcasts in america. >> indeed. >> walter cronkite was known as the most trusted man in america. i think we have the best journalists at cbs news. we want fact-based trusted news every evening. we are going to continue to do that. that has been happen. the eye on america. profiles in service. that kind of -- double down on investigative reporting, double down on breaking news. >> you are here tonight for your debut. tomorrow you will be down there wherltwas ose years ago. do you have goosebumps about this moment? i have goosebumps for you. >> i do have -- >> you are the second woman to sit in this chair for the evening news. >> it's an incredible honor. i'm excited we get to take the broadcast on the road in the first week. we have got something exciting planned for wednesday. stay tuned on that. the ken space center, i mean, in the same location that walter cronkite was when that saturn 5
rocket blasted off he said, go baby go. it symbolized the last time this country -- can you imagine a time when everyone was sitting together watching the same thing? 96% of american households were watching. >> i remember very well. >> most powerful rocket ever built. >> in the words of that great philosopher, grace tracey, also known as your daughter, like a pop s popsicle, mom. cheering you on. >> thank you. >> tonight, have you heard? watch norah's debut as anchor of the "cbs evening news" tonight, and the "cbs evening news" anchors from kennedy space center in florida to celebrate the 50th anniversary of apollo 11. and norah will host a prime time special man on the moon tomorrow night at 10/9 central here on cbs. ahead in our pushing the limit series, we meet a dancer who shows you can overcome barriers with fierce
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in our "pushing the limits" series we profile seemingly ordinary people doing remarkable things. dancer paige frazer is one of them. errol barnett shows how she overcomes barriers to achieve dance greatness. >> reporter: the only thing paige frazer ever dreamed of becoming was a ballerina. >> i went in for a physical and the doctor made me bend over and bend up and he said i see a slight curvature. >> reporter: so when she was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 13, the highly invasive surgery that might correct it scared her. >> i thought, this is insane. my spine literally curved in two
places, i was very unsure and angry that this was happening to me. >> why were you angry? >> because hearing the word surgery, knowing that that could and possibly would end my career as a dancer just -- the surgery alone consisted of putting rods in your spine. i cried for days. >> reporter: deciding against surgery, frazier turned those tears into fierce tenacity. >> in a ballet class your hips need to be square, your shoulders need to be square, and all of these things are squared with scoliosis. one shoulder is higher, one hip is higher. >> with years of physical therapy and back braces, she stabilized her chronic condition becoming an award-winning dancer. she performed in this beyonce world tour video and in her own
intel commercial and now at 28 years ago frazier has made her debut at chicago's famed opera in ""west side story."" >> i think everything i've gone through with scoliosis and being a dance e of color and having to be the best in the room prepared me for this because i walked in ready. >> reporter: frazier credits her parents. >> it was hard financially and my parents really sacrificed. >> what do you make of their sacrifice for you? >> um -- >> you're very fortunate to have that support. >> yeah.
i'm thankful. >> frazier is sharing her blessings with young aspiring dancers offering workshops of her own. >> i feel it's very important to share my testimony with other dancers, especially dancers of color. >> what do you say to someone watching this who maybe they're into dance or athletics or something completely different, and they, too, have a disability that makes them hesitate or have self-doubt? >> giving up was not an option for me and i don't advise it. i don't because then you're feeding into that negativity. i think you have to push yourself to see the light. >> frazier wraps up her run just last month. she's going to be performing at busch gardens later on. she had our crew -- so
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good morning at 8:27. we are delighted tracking delays. let's get right to it. in the red, the altamont pass still due to result of a fire on westbound 580. or eastbound rather, you see it westbound slowing you down. and the eastshore freeway is now 30 minute ride and yellow highway 4 and 101. this accident that has now been cleared is still in place, since the caltrans is on scene trying to do repair work is get
the lanes are closed. westbound on the richmond bridge, you are slow and go. similar story there at the bay bridge. their backup to the foot of the maze as well as the 880 overpass. you can see the altamont pass slow to the dublin interchange. >> a beautiful day ahead. with plenty of sunshine and here's a live look at the oceanview cliff ellis camera. blue skies along the coast. as we had to the day, temperatures will be cooler compared to the hot weekend that we had but still above average. 90 in concorde, 83 in san jose and 85 four livermore. 68 four san francisco. mid 60s along the coast. we will cool down as we head to the week into the weekend. stronger onshore flow and sea breeze will bring temperatures to below average by the end of the week. have a great day.
welcome back to "cbs this morning." it's time to bring you some of the stories that are a "talk of the table" this morning. we pick a story we like to share with all of you. anthony, what do you want to talk about? >> i want to talk about the blackout again. there were 26 of 30 shows that got canceled. it happened at 7:00. shows were supposed to go out at 8:00. a lot of entertainers chose to go out on the the cast of "had town" and started singing with
cast members. that's andre de shields. there were other cast members. something i stumbled onto when i went walking in the darkness. out in front of lincoln center, at this time it was pitch black out. listen. ♪ that's the lone violinist who set up in front of lincoln cent center. the emergency lights are on but the fountain totally blachlkt a singlest took out his violin and started playing. >> that's your ve the city. >> i do too. maybe we've had this seen . this woman had angry words for a
smartphone user who ruined a very important shot. there's the iphone right in the middle of the bride and groom walking down the aisle. to the girl with the iphone, not only did you ruin this shot, you took this shot away from the groom, the bride, and the father of the braid. she's saying to all wedding guests get off your phone during the ceremony. mo.now otten wherever you go people are taking out their phone in very private moments. y paid photographer. >> don't worry, we hired a professional for this. you can put your phones in your pocket. >> she did get shots later but that was the most important one. >> tony, what do you have? >> apparently the astronauts
went to the moon with an astro mixed tape. frank sinatra hat one of the best. i bet you can guess what it is. ♪ fly me to the moon let me play up there with the stars ♪ ♪ let me see what life is like on jupiter and mars ♪ >> buzz aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, he played that song as he climbed down the stairs. michael collins orbiting, he had a song "everyone's gone to the moon." that was a john king song. i might be stirring that one up. >> frank'ses with a perfect chies, kind of cool. >> a lot of top '40s. "everyday people" by barbra streisand. neil armstrong had a pick. apparently he liked old lounge music and mission control when he turned it off said thank you.
>> we're done with you with that. >> a mixed tape. speaking of "apollo 11" 50 years ago tomorrow it blasted off from earth on its historic mission to the moon. all this week we're celebrating that accomplishment and where we've come since in a series of stories and interviews. today we look at some of the legendary figures of apollo mission. charlie duke. and above the moon, michael collins piloted while the rest walked on the moon's surface. mark strassmann is there. is is type that launched the rocket to the moon. would you take a look at how big it is?
356 feet long, taller than the statue of liberty, and riding on top much like this one that brought the first man to the moon. when the saturn 5 rocket roared to life, the apollo 11 rocket soared into history. nasa's doers and dreamers sent three explorers. astro naughts neil armstrong, buzz aldrin, and michael collins. >> it was the tip of the astrological iceberg. >> reporter: collins now 88 said apollo's crew found the g-force and more. >> we felt the weight of the world. everyone was looking. we were worried we were going to screw something up. >> reporter: no wonder. the whole world was watching.
american pride was also on the line. to achieve a goal set by president kennedy eight years earlier. >> before this decade is out, landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. >> reporter: after the trip it broadcast live drama 240,000 miles from earth. collins staid behind in the command module as armstrong and aldrin descended to the moon's surface, but they were being sent to a large crater. ads he told ed bradley in 2005. >> they were about the size of automobiles. that was not the kind of place i wanted to try to make the first landing. >> reporter: armstrong flying manually had to improvise. he had one minute of fuel to find a place to land safely.
gene krantz was inside at mission control. >> it was like driving a car with your gas tank on empty. >> reporter: charlie duke also in mission control was the man telling armstrong he was flying on fumes. >> tensions you could see, could feel? >> i never heard mission control so quiet so that tension was palpable. you could feel it. >> reporter: armstrong finally spotted smooth terrain. >> we finally landed with nobody knows how much fool. seconds. >> the eagle has landed. >> charlie duke was now speaking to the first men on the moon. >> we're finally on the ground.
we turned blue. we're about to breathe again. thank as lot. >> the significant problems they had on the key scent was remarkable. >> that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. >> so remarkable lchl everyone alive today haas seen these grainy images, earth's first two moon walkers, 600 million on earth watched them transfixed. u.s. together and was very significant. >> especially given the turmoil of that decade. >> right. >> i'll tell lses on you. >> it's hard to believe we accomplished that. >> reporter: armstrong and aldrin spent almost a day on the surfa surface. the dust they kicked up left them covered in mystique.
armstrong died in 2012, but his name never will. >> it's a brilliant surface in that sunlight. predominantly gray. an interesting place to be. i'd recommend it. >> reporter: what's old is enough again for nasa. the new mission is to put more men and the first women on the mo moon. the goal is to do that. it proves how difficult and significant that first moon landing really was. >> that's right, mark.you kn, t. walter cronkite was rooting for them back in 196. >> i'm nervous all over again. >> the speech writers were prepared to speak if they didn't make it back. those who landed in peace will rest in life it. was never used. walter cronkite takes his glasses off and says, wow.
nice commentary. i'll take that. on "ctm" tomorrow i'll be at th eastern. 9:32 is when the lift-off was. >> safe traveling to you, tony dokoupil. coming back, pulitzer prize-winning author is here. there he schl he's here to discuss this new novel. called the nickel boys. welcome to monday. looking at plenty of sunshine with daytime highs not as hot as over the weekend. still above average in many spots. 90 in concord. 85 deliver my. san the week, es end of the work week with stronger onshore flow. daytime highs will be below average by the end of the week. "the nickel boys
author colson whitehead won a pulitzer prize in 2017 for his novel "the underground railroad." reimagined it as a train transporting slaves to safety. now he's turning his attention to the south, "the nickel boys," the novel is set around nickel academy, a florida reform school where two of its black students must navigate violence, abuse and corrupt officials. colson whitehead, welcome back to the table. congratulations on your "time" magazine cover. >> it's very neat and surreal. >> not only just cover, america's storyteller by the way. >> look at that. >> is this your excited face? >> let me tell you a little story about a cowboy.
>> so you write this big book about slavery, won the big awards and go back to the jim crow era, was that the plan all along. >> usually i do one with that's serious and one with jokes. the underground railroad had the fewest jokes and i planned to do a crime novel set in new york. the story of the school the nickel boys was based on was so compelling -- >> what caught your attention about it? >> it was a reform school where kids were abused and sometimes killed over a course of 100 years, and i came across the story in 2014. never heard of it. it just seemed an atrocity this large so anonymous, terrible, angh good to get a story out of it. >> but the first line in the book, even in death the boys were in trouble because in true story, there were a lot of grades found on this.
>> started digging up the campus in 2014 and university of south florida started identifying the remains and found 27 bodies this spring. the story continues. giving information to people's families what happened to their uncle 50 years ago. >> you did research for this book but the one thing you didn't do is visit the school. what held you back? >> dread, rage, and despair. the more i got into the story page by page, and the more i started telling the story of my two protagonists, the more i came to hate the place and, you know, i sort of -- occurred to me i would only go there if ever with a bulldozer or some dynamite to blow it up. >> you told "the new yorker" writing this novel helped you feel less useless. how so? >> i think there's a lot of division in our country these days and always there and certain people can, you know, light a fire and ignite people's passions. it seemed with elwood, my
optimistic character, and turner my cynical character i could explore different parts of my personality. are we moving forward, backward as a country? their philosophical debate in the book is something i felt in me and i think a lot of people are having that now. >> you said that this book can take readers into an uneasy present. how does this book about the past help us understand that? how has it affected you personally, the way you were told you? >> you know, the underground railroad was about slavery and talking about race in the 1850 you talk about it now, the incarceration system in the jim crow era, talking about it now, talk about systems of institutional racism, there's a continuum of how black folks are controlled in this country. so the past is the present unfortunately in many ways. and in terms of my own personal response to the material, i was raised, you know, in the wake of the civil rights movement and my parents told me this is america
and you can do whatever you want. >> right. >> you can be anything. and also there are systems in place to deny you opportunities and you will be undermined. >> both things are true. >> both things are true. >> that's america. >> that's america. >> you're on the cover of "time" magazine as america's storyteller the week before president trump was on the cover as america's president. >> two sides of the same coin. >> congratulations, colson whitehead. a very, very compelling and i have to say tough read. very, very beautifully done. thank you. >> thanks for reading it. >> "the nickel boys" goes on sale tomorrow but before we go, how a surprise reunion gave beatles fans a very rare treat. a lot of beatles fans in the world. >> just a few. >> you're watching "cbs this morning." we thank you for that. we'll be right back. ♪
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good morning. it is a: 55 i'm michelle griego. contra costa county, chopper five flew over into the crash on i 80 eastbound i'll portal dry pixie is beset on the right lanes. no word on when they will reopen. because of the crash is under investigation. fire crews mopping up a fire at a three start apartment complex in martinez. officials say first broke out after 4 this morning on alhambra avenue. it was soon knocked down. one person was with minor burns. nobody else was injured. it is amazon prime date today. protesters are using it to tell the company to sever ties with i.c.e. demonstrations are planned at the amazon disco office this afternoon, and nine other major cities. news updates throughout the day on your favorite platforms, including our website, kpix.com.
good morning. i'm taking tracking name travel times in the green and in only one of them. the rest of them is in the yellow or the red. of yellow 580 as well as the salvat77. ghway for looks to g result of slow and go conditions. of an earlier accident. i will keep an eye on that and last but not least let's take a
look at the richmond san rafael ridge is there is an accident as you approach it. beautiful blue skies. you can see the golden gate bridge, and the sun shining down on the bridge. all across the bay area, we are starting off the day with the son ty. heading through the afternoon, a warm day in. mild for the bay. will at the coast. 90 in concord in fairfield. 85 livermore. 83 in san jose. 76 in oakland. 60 san francisco. 80 for redmond city. mountain view of the upper 80s for santa rosa and the mid- sixties along the coast. stronger onshore flow as we had through the weekend temperatures will be cooling down heading through the work week, and into the weekend. with morning low clouds and areas of fog and and then afternoon sunshine. by the end of the week, the daytime highs will be below average for this time of year.
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