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>> thanks for watching kpix5 news. >> the next local update is 7:26. cbs this morning is coming up next. good morning to our viewers in the west, and welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king with anthony mason. tony dokoupil is at the empire state building. new fires erupt forcing homeowners to flee. we're in one neighborhood where hundreds of homes are at risk. under essure, two men linked to the president's person lawyer, rudy giuliani, are arrested while the ex-ambassador who tried to block giuliani's lobbying in the ukraine is due to testify today. adoption scheme arrest. a public official in phoenix is accused of bringing pregnant women to the u.s. and charging big money to adopt their babies.
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and new view from the top. only on "cbs this morning," we go inside a major new upgrade of the empire state building, giving visitors a soaring new perspective. when you were down there, wait until you get here. >> plus, how the iconic skyscraper has shaped american culture. >> it's friday, october 11th, 2019. here's today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> the whole entire sky was red and orange, and there was smoke everywhere. it was just crazy. >> wildfires rage across southern california. >> this as criticism grows over power management. >> what's happened is unacceptable. a powerful snowstorm is roaring through the great plains and the central rockies. >> in colorado, snow and freezing temperatures turned the roads into a mess. >> i thought we'd getting a dusting. this is a lot more. i don't know about them. i don't know what they do. >> the president denies knowing the two business associates of
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his attorney rudy giuliani who finance violations.ampaign buckle up. in minneapolis the president unloaded on joe biden. >> he was only a good vice president because he was understood how to kiss barack obama's [ bleep ]. in northern syria tens of thousands of civilians are fleeing their homes as turkey escalates its military invasion. boxing champion errol spence is expected to survive after crashing his ferrari. >> the vehicle flipped several times. simone biles, she's done it again. the first woman ever to win five all-around titles in gymnastics. the patriots still undefeated after a battle with the new york giants. >> out of the air, into the end zone! and that you will matters -- >> swing and a miss, and that is the e ball game. the houston astros are headed back to the american league championship series. >> everybody's got to come to
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our house to get to the world series. [ cheers ] >> reporter: on "cbs this morning." >> got down, puts it in! >> the washington mystics and the connecticut sun met in a winner-take-all game five nba finals. >> the wait is over! for the very first time, the washington mystics are wnba champions! >> approved -- we took all of that privilege. let's go. [ cheers ] ♪ >> i love those goggles, too. congrats. >> congrats to the mystics. welcome to "cbs this morning." as you can see, tony's not at the table. why? because he's at the top of the empire state building. we'll get to him in a minute. first we're going to begin with breaking news that comes from southern california. a dangerous wildfire exploded overnight putting dozens of homes in darin and prompting evacuations. high winds driving the flames are expected to last for hours. >> the fire started last night in sylmar, northwest of downtown los angeles, fueled by dry conditions and wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour.
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it's now burned more than 4,000 acres. it's one of eight active wildfires burning in california days after power was shut off to hundreds of thousands of people in an effort to prevent fires. errol barnett is in porter ranch. what's the situation now? >> reporter: this wall of fire really exploded in power in just the last few minutes. you can also see the winds and how they fuel the fire's strength. there's another component, as well, and those are the embers. the fire is carrying these embers, allowing in wildfire to jump across the street. those embers landing on these homes. that's why firefighters are taking defensive positions to try and protect this property, but there's only so much they can do. wildfire flames jumping two major freeways, destroroying hos and burning vehicles. giving people living nearby little time to pack up and leave. >> you have to keep in mind as you watch this that we are
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witnessing one person or one family's absolute worst nightmare. their home up in flames in a matter of hours. >> i don't feel like leaving my house, and -- and knowing what's going to happen. t spotsmes more than six hours after they began. the embers blew into more and more structures. 74 were destroyed. some people shoveled dirt on to hot spots and pulled out their reportes to try and stop the
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fire from spreading. >> just glad that we made it st. nto myorter: people escaping the flames say the fire spread so quickly, many had to leave pets behind. >> i just ran into my neighbor aste. she's holding her dog, and she's missing two. it's > reporter: earlier thursday, a fire in fontana east of los angeles damaged two homes. it's unclear whether power was cut in this area. more than 800,000 california eustomers had their electricity turned off over the past three days to reduce the fire risk. california's governor blasting the state's utilities for not modernizing their grids. hatit's decisions that were not de that h have led to this moment. o this e to advance not public safety but profits. >> reporter: this area is under c mandatory evacuation. this aatching as residents pack up their possessions and leave. manthe state's largest utility, ehat's pacific gas and electric, says they've got no choice but to turn off the power because of the dry conditions and high stnds. they will restore power once the winds die down. and after they've inspected some ut,000 miles of power lines. athony? >> e-ron barn wet those -- errol barnett with those frightening
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after tes in california. thanks. frighte morning the fbi and federal prosecutors are than investigating two men close to president trump's personal attorney, rudy giuliani. the former new york mayor's financial dealings with two at clients are in the spotlight iner prosecutors say those men htied to flee the country thoesday. to parnas and igor fruman ntryed giuliani dig up dirt on joe biden and his son, hunter. lev pa they were charged yesterday with funneling foreign money, some of it from russia, to a super pac that supports the president's th re-election, a violation of to a al law. the reid is with us. ction, aese charges hurt the lawident? >> the white house is already tder pressure from an impeachment inquiry, and this >> the raises questions about rudy giuliani. under inquiry,president says he doesn't know these men, and the men, andt does not accuse him
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of any wrongdoing. at a rally, the ongoing investigations were clearly on the president's mind. >> let's impeach our president, right. e presidthink so. boos ] >> reporter: at his first rally i don' since the impeachment inquiry began, president trump angrily bega presidegainst democrats. >> these people are sick. >> ck. telling you, they're sick. >> reporter: and escalated escalat against former vice onlydent joe biden. >> he was only a good vice eporter: hbecause he understood how to kiss barack obama's [ attorn bleep ]. >> reporter: his tax came after arre two men who helped his personal il attorney rudy giuliani investigate the bidens were luding d. o-trumptionals lev parnas and igor fruman were charged with >> lawgally funneling foreign ouse dems to political
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theaigns, including $325,000 to f pro-trump super pac. ir ise defendants broke the law presin political influence. nowreporter: house democrats res also subpoenaed the men as part of their impeachment aveuiry. thpair is seen in pictures with president trump and giuliani, as well as donald trump jr. >> rep >> i don't know those gentlemen. >> reporter: you're in pictures en had lm -- ni, the possible i have a icture with them because i have opicture with everybody. >> i can't wait to come back. firstorter: cbs news has learned the two played a key part in linking giuliani with krainian contacts. v but ask ukraine to look into joe biden -- >> of course i did. >> reporter: hours before their arrest, the two men had lunch with giuliani, their former ttorney, at the trump hotel in washington. circ predan fisher of the campaign legal center first raised the campaign finance violations last year. >> the two were central in bringing the narrative about
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biden and ukraine to the inner circle. the same that president trump espoused with his call with president volodymyr zelensky. the two lobbied a former lawmaker to have the former in eflsident to ukraine recalled after allegations he blocked investigation into the bidens. he was recalled, causing upthooefl state department where th menerday mike pompeo's senior adviser resigned. >> a lot going on. the pictures of rudy giuliani and the two men looked like they good t ere having a good time. r ambas may be having less of a >> thanks.in the months to come. >> the former ambassador that paula mentioned is scheduled to answer questions as part of the democrats' impeachment inquiry. nancy cordes has more. vice can you tell us about her? putationter: well, that former wasssador is maria yovonovitch. ie is a 33-year-old veteran of
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the foreign service with a 2erling reputation, but she was suddenly recalled to washington in may after rudy giuliani complained that she was blocking his efforts to get ukraine to going igate the bidens. is goicrats want to know if there was political retribution at play here. a so her name came up in president trump's july 25th phone call with the president of ukraine. ry, butmp said yovonovitch was, quote, bads,d that she's attendi go through things. one of the mysteries on capitol hill is whether she is going to show up this morning. a source close to her says that she wants to tell her story, but that study officials have been blocked from attending these nothertions. so we really don't know what's going to happen. >> nancy, another witness due to te testify next week is a former member of president trump's national security council. what do we know about her? >> her name is fiona hill. she is a russia expert. he left the national security council in july, just before the pr president's july 25th phone call. and to cbs news has learned that gordonexpected to say that rudy giuliani and gordon sondland, the u.s. ambassador to the ,uropean union, were essentially running their own ukraine policy, avoiding her and the normal foreign policy channels.
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f you remember, there were text messages showing that sondland pushed for ukraine to promise various investigations, even as he insisted there was no quid secretaryor military aid. beyond all of this, the house he was new subpoenas yesterday eo energy secretary rick perry. democrats want to know whether efitas trying to change the structure of a ukrainian energy company to benefit associates of that n er againliani. gain ande coming up over and over again in this nvestigation. >> again and again. vernightu. iran says two missiles hit n ofian tanker overnight off the coast of saudi arabia. stat new escalation of tenses in the region, iran's state-run news agency said the ship was sailing near the saudi port of jed jeddah. the screw crew is safe. this comes after attacks on the largest oil processing facility in saudi arabia. in july the u.s. accused iran of attacking oil tankers near the strait of hormuz. tehran denies any
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earponsibility. the u.n. says an estimated 70,000 people in northern syria estimatedforced to flee because of turkey's assault on u.s.-bac u.s.-backed kurdish forces. turkish warplanes and artillery overnigtargets across the thean border overnight, on this e.e third day of the offensive. erne from syria. servesrter: we're in northern syria, a very important city for the kurdish population. it sort of serves as their half administrative center. we're only about a mile and a half from the turkish border. that means it's vulnerable to air strikes, artillery, and even mortars, and that's exactly what t'spened here a couple of nights ed here it came under a mortar attack. arsee mortars slammed into this neighborhood, killing one person on the spot, two more people were injured and are fighting moreheir lives in the hospital. livesind of random violence in
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these neighborhoods that has sparked a mass exodus. we saw that for ourselves last night. a bottleneck on the main road teading south, away from these urkish air strikes and mortar hetacks. ading southat didn't want to froma chance with their young children of attacks like this. air strturkish government has defended the military operation t to g they're clearing this w the turkrrorists. but more and more it's starting to look more like a campaign of but mor ethnic cleansing. forcing local area kurdish to l opulation away from the cities and villages and then instead putting in place many syrian arabs who sought refuge in turkey, people that don't come and rom this region. and that is now a point of discussion not only among the tocal population here but in the aternational community. ngr "cbs this morning," charlie pulation northern syria. >> the situation looking increasingly dire there. the nobel peace prize was
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awarded this morning to hope et's prime minister for ending for ending a conflict. he was honored for his effort to aw make peace with neighboring aratria after two years of war. he was cited for his political endincial reforms. he fried thousands of political isisoners after taking office just last year. >> furious passengers disembarked a cruise ship in england overnight after a 14-day voyage which they say was orarred by everything from missed stops to on-board sewage prlems. that's never good. ers passengers staged mass protests before the ship docked in southampton this morning. in response the cruise line is e the crua 25% credit toward a trip.e trip. we're told more than 1,000 people are now just planning to sue the company. mola lenghi reports. we were very, very disappointed, and we were not alone.
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> reporter: passengers leaving the norwegian "spirit" crude ship were quick to share their anger. >> there's a lot of people aying never again. eporter:el like we've been scammed. 27 reporter: the cruise left from the same port in england on september 27th. passengers paid prices starting ludend $1,200 for a 14-day trip that was supposed to include stops in holland, norway, iceland, and ireland. o be odon't want to be on the ship! >> we want off the ship! >> reporter: problems mounted quickly after what norwegian wlled severe weather conditions, within the heidelines of the guest contract, the ship canceled several planned destinations leaving irate passengers stuck on boards for days. [ chants ] >> the toilet just does not [ ch flush. >> the hallways didn't smell >> the very good. smelled like sewage. >> reporter: katasha jones and her boyfriend left the cruise early amid additional concerns dditionaken plumbing. she says norwegian's response leaves a bad taste. egian'efund would be nice, but a badount to spend more money but them is really just not
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d moreto cut it for people. lly justter: for "cbs this peoping," i'm mola lenghi. >> we've all seen disgruntled passengers, but i've never seen untled like that. "we want off the ship." er seenses a good point. a discount, i don't know. might have to do better than that. visitors to one of the mostics connick buildings -- most iconic buildings in the big apple will take on a new view. there's a new observatory and this weekend it offers a 360-degree view of new york city and beyond. it's just went part of the empire state building's massive four-year renovation. "cbs this morning" got an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the multimillion dollar project. tony dokoupil just a couple of miles away from us, but more than 1,200 feet higher on 102nd floor of the iconic skyscraper. lucky you. >> reporter: lucky me indeed. you can see 57th street from the y from window over your left shoulder. i can see that street and four other streets.
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a few of more than 80 miles in either direction. i'm so high up that from my perspective the sun actually rose 30 minutes early, and we and the crew were among the first people in all of north america to see it. where are we? we are 16 floors above the already world-famous 86-floor observatory of the empire state building. we're more than 1,800 steps up from street level if you're counting or looking for a workout. every building, even ones that are taller, look smaller than the empire state building because of a trick of perspective, a curve of the earth. i should point out, this 102nd floor observatory is just one part of the historic building's renovation.
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later in the show we'll have an exclusive look at this sky-high construction project and also take a tour of some of the other big changes here at the empire state building. people had already pointed out that the empire state building was the closest thing to heaven here in new york city. and i got to say, it just got a little bit closer. now,e going to show how and why. but for now, back to you guys at ay dow level. l right.own here. all right. good friday morning to you. calmer, quieter weather for today with that sunshine and warming up to above average for this time of year. looking at 82 in concord for a high. 83 in livermore. 83 san jose. upper 70s in oakland. and mid 70s for san francisco. cooling it down a little bit for your weekend but still very pleasant with that sunshine. saturday and sunday, below average temps as we look ahead to next week. have a great weekend. frrdz
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we have much more ahead. an arizona official faces dozens of charges for allegedly luring an a pregnant women to america and
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this is a kpix 5 news morning update. >> good morning it's 7:26 i'm kenny choi. around 60% of customers impacted by the outage have their power back on. here's a look at where things stand in the bay area right now. for the latest on these outages check out our survival guide on kpix.com as well. taking a live look now along the embarkadaro where it is going to be a big day for fleet week. followed by the blue angels air show. news updates throughout the day on your favorite platforms including our website kpix.com.
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welcome back. it's 7:27 as you head out the door through marin county. we are following an accident south 101 right out of marin there. looks like right out of alamed avm. lanes blocked. everything is now over to the shoulder. a big back up behind there. once you get past that you should be okay. the golden gate bridge no delays across the span and things are improving at the san mateo bridge. okay. quiet are calmer weather for your friday. plenty of sunshine and warming up to above average for this time of year. 82 for a high in concord. 83 in san jose. 78 oakland. and 76 for san francisco. great weather for fleet week today through the weekend with blue skies perfect weather to see the blue angels soaring high in the sky. we're looking at temps just a little bit cooler for your weekend but still mild and pleasant cooling down for next week. ♪
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it's it's 7:30. here's what's happening on "cbs this morning." >> it was so fast. there's nothing left but a pile of ash. >> fast-moving wildfires tear through southern california neighborhoods while others threatened by fire complain about power blackouts. >> things have to radically change. the defendants broke the law to gain political influence. >> two businessmen tied to rudy giuliani are accused of funneling foreign money to support the trump campaign. turkish artillery strikes targets in northeast syria as part of an ongoing attack that's forced thousands to flee. plus, a nonprofit helps kids with skin conditions love
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themselves. >> they really helped me to view myself as a beautiful young woman. and tony dokoupil goes up -- >> 88 years ago the empire state building was the first in the world with 100 floors. ahead, we go even higher to the newly renovated 102nd floor and a view like you've never seen. >> oh. >> up he goes. welcome back, i'm anthony mason with gayle king. tony dokoupil is on special assignment at the empire state building up on the 102nd floor. we'll go back to him later. first, an arizona elected official is in jail and charged with more than 60 felonies for allegedly running a multistate adoption scheme. prosecutors say paul peterson preyed on pregnant women from the marshall islands in the pacific and lured them to the u.s. he allegedly promised them up to $10,000 to give up their babies for adoption. nikki battiste is looking into this story. what did you learn? >> reporter: good morning.
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so far 13 families have filed a lawsuit against peterson in the hope that their pending adoptions are completed legally and ethically. peterson's alleged scheme involved more than 70 adoptions where each family paid up to $40,000 for the process. >> the commoditytization of children is evil. >> reporter: officials from several states strongly condemn the alleged multimillion dollar adoption scheme that unravelled this week. prosecutors in utah, arkansas, and arizona charged maricopa county assessor paul peterson and his associate, lynnwood jeannette on felony counts including human smuggling, sale of a child, and fraud. >> this case was unique in that it was a large-scale adoption fraud scheme. >> reporter: since 2015 the pair allegedly flew as many as 70 expecting mothers over 5,000 miles to the u.s. months or even days before giving birth, promising them as much as $10,000 for putting
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their children up for adoption. state officials say the women were crammed into houses. sometimes with little to no prenatal care. >> many of these mothers described their ordeal as being treated like property. make no mistake, this case is the purest form of human trafficking. >> reporter: on tuesday, investigators found eight pregnant women in raids of peterson's arizona properties. several more are waiting to give birth in utah. prosecutors in arizona say peterson also scammed the state's medicaid system to get the mothers free health care. potentially costing taxpayers more than $800,000. mark burnovich is arizona's attorney general. >> what you have here is allegations where a public official took advantage of the system and basically used vulnerable people in order to enrich themselves. >> i think greed is what destroyed him. >> reporter: one mother paid peterson about $32,000 to adopt her son. >> wdidn't know.
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if we knew, we honestly would have not adopted our son. >> reporter: an attorney for peterson disputed the charges and defended his client's actions as proper business practices. lynnwood jennet has not immediately been available for comment. officials say families who have adopted children from peterson have nothing to worry about. those adopts will not be undone. that is a little bit of good news -- >> imagine hearing a parent say, we didn't know, if we had we wouldn't have adopted our son. the families -- >> how did authorities find out about this? >> a state trooper was first alerted by a friend who had become suspicious of peterson's adoption service. someone had come forward. peterson in just one state faces more than 300 years in prison. >> wow. >> all right. thank you so much. we got an exclusive behinds-the-scenes look, we love when that happens, at the empire state building's new platform
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viewing -- viewing platform. >> reporter: this is the path that visitors take on the way to the top of the empire state building. what used to be just a line is now an interactive museum. complete, of course, with king kong. ahead and only on "cbs this morning," we go inside the empire state building's multimillion dollar renovation. >> that looks very cool. and if you're on the go, subscribe to our podcast. hear the top stories and what's happening in your world in less than 20 minutes. you're watching "cbs this morning." we thank you for that. we'll be right back. ♪ and you're saving money, because you bundled home and auto. sarah, get in the house. we're all here for you. all: all day, all night. (dramatic music) great job speaking calmly and clearly everyone. that's how you put a customer at ease. hey, did anyone else hear weird voices while they were in the corn? no. no. me either. whispering voice: jamie. what?
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for 88 years,he for 88 years, the empire state building has been an icon of the new york skyline and one of the tallest and most famous buildings in the world. from this new viewing platform 1,200 feet up in the air, you can see new york city in a whole new way. the panoramic views from the observation deck attract millions of visitors from both home and abroad, generating around $130 million a year in revenue. now only on "cbs this morning," we have a look at the empire state building's astonishing new facelift. state building's astonishing new
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facelift. ♪ it stands like a beacon in the middle of new york city. after dark, it dazzles with light shows that illuminate the night sky. after 88 years, the empire state building is still a sight to behold. so this is your grandfather right here. >> right. >> reporter: holding the model. >> that's right. >> reporter: tony malkin is the third generation in his family to run the empire state building. safe to say this is no longer his grandfather's skyscraper. malkin is making changes. around four million people visit the empire stat building each year to take in sweeping views from its famous 86th floor observatory. >> here we go to the only museum open 365 days a year, 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. -- >> reporter: tourists have something to see closer to the grounds.
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what was essentially a hallway in the line to the elevators is a multimedia interactive museum. it pays homage to the construction in 1930 and '31. >> high above new york's fashionable 5th avenue, men pierce the sky -- >> reporter: with re-creations of how workers built the tower by hands. >> here we go to the speed with which the building was blts. >> reporter: 14 -- built. >> reporter: 14 months? >> 13 pths, 12 days. >> reporter: it went up in a little more than a year at a cost of $41 million. by contrast, these renovations are a four-year project and cost more than $160 million. tourists bring in around $130 million to the building each year. >> wielcome to kong. >> reporter: no empire state building would be complete out without a nod to its most famous visitor, king kong. a little bit too lifelike, i have to say. a little unnerving. >> he's obviously curious,
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playful. and he sneezes on the window. >> reporter: incredible. if what's new on the second floor is entertaining, what's going on 1,200 feet above the ground is eye pap iopping. you step like you've stepped out happy new year 100 times. very nice. malkin led us to a small platform jutting from the side of the building on the 90th floor. how high are we now is. >> we're probably just about 1,100 feet. >> reporter: it's from here that workers hoisted what's known as the cocoon, part scaffold, part construction platform, to the 102nd floor. >> it's actually made of dozens of individual pieces bolted together. >> reporter: over the course of the summer, we watched as steel walls were replaced by floor-to-ceiling glass. 24 panes, each weighing about 450 pounds, installed from outside the building. the result -- 360-degree views.
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102 floors above manhattan. why do this? it was already an iconic building. you already made more than $1 hm a year in tourism dollars. >> right. >> reporter: why go further? >> what we really wanted to do was to connect with people, give them something magical. 102 is the absolute pinnacle of that magic. >> reporter: >> certainly looks magical, doesn't it? >> i'll say. >> tony dokoupil, tony malkin's grandfather should be proud of him. he took it on a whole other level and clearly has a great sense of humor, too. that was great. >> he does. >> likes to play. >> reporter: no, absolutely. what i think about when i'm up here is, you know, for nearly 90 years one of the first things that people say when they come to new york, new new yorkers or people visiting, is look, there's the empire state building. now from the new observatory, the building that everybody wants to see is a new vantage point to see everything else.l
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be talking about today. what have you got? >> it's good to be here. you mentioned people coming up. i'd never been here, so this is cool. one of the empire state's most amazing features are its iconic lights. there are millions of color possibilities, but the light show all began with just one search light. ahead, what that single light announced to the world. >> reporter: i love this one. i should know the answer. i've got to hold my tongue. first, it is -- everyone says i should fight my cravings.
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floor of the empire state building. a special and sky-high edition of "what to watch." >> i'm happy to be here. i've never been up here before. >> soak it in. >> native new yorker, never came up to the empire state building, there is really cool. >> we'll do the business, then look around. >> that's right. got to look around. here are a few empire state building stories we are talking about today. so how's this sound for a workout -- each year, runners from around the world race up the 1,576 stairs to the 86th floor observation deck. participants include lead tleet athletes, celebrities and more. paul craig head the record for the fastest climb. in 2003 he sprinted up in nine minutes and 33 seconds. how you do? >> well actually. it was just over a empty in the otis elevator. >> we love our otis elevators. and the zellvatelevator that ca you is less than a minute. the legendary lights are known to put on dazzling shows.
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sometimes they take on a more newsworthy purpose. the tradition of the tower's lighting began in 1932 when a search light announced that new york native franklin delano roosevelt was elect the president of the united states -- elected president of the united states. it was upgraded to l.e.d.s in 2012. there's a palette of more than 1,600 colors allowing for spectacular shows. they include a massive projection showing the results of the 2016 presidential election in realtime. a rotation of colors to represent all 30 major league baseball teams, and even a light show of giant animals to inspire conversations about endangered species. >> i love it. i love the election news, as well. a little bit grander than just a little alert on your phone, right. >> yeah. for sure. >> i used to live in chelsea and had a view of the empire state building and could see the light shows. it was a moment -- have a hard day at work, come home, you see the empire state building, you feel good. >> as long as you can sleep with the lights on.
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another thing that makes people feel good. it's been called the world's most romantic buildings. hundreds have gotten married or renewed their vows high above the street of new york. every year there's a wedding contest. this year out of more than 1,000 entries two couples were chosen to have their weddings here on valentine's day. and couples who get married at the skyscraper become members of what's called the empire state building wedding club. >> smoosh stuff -- >> exactly right. you get free admission to the observatory on their anniversary which obviously would be february 14th, and one more romantic fact -- couples can sometimes see sparks and feel a slight electric shock when they kiss here due to the static electricity at the top of the building. maybe it's just love. >> don't ask me to try. it i'll take your word for it. there are also love scenes from all kind of movies. >> "an affair to remember." you quoted debra carr when she said, "this is the closest thing to heaven in new york city."
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you look like cary grant, i'll be your debra carr. this is the closest thing to heaven in new york city. >> i was thinking of "elf," my favorite movie. >> they told budydy go back to gimble's. which you don't remember -- >> i don't know what it is. we're losing oxygen. that was fun. ahead, our exclusive coverage of the empire state building's grand renovation multimillion dollar improvements will continue, but we'll remember its starring role in american culture. we mentioned "elf," well it co-stars with cary grant and, of course, roar, king kong! [ back in baby's arms by patsy cline ] then, it appeared a beacon of hope. ♪ i'm back in baby's arms more glorious than a billion sunsets. we were found. ♪ i'm back where i belong found by the hounds. ♪ back in baby's arms
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good morning to you our viewers in the west. i'm gayle king with anthony mason. ahead, there's new momentum for the impeachment inquiry after the arrest of two men linked to the president's personal lawyer. plus, a fashion-forward look to boost the confidenc teenage girls in our series, "a more perfect union." and at the top of the empire state building, guess who's -- that's where tony is for a new multimillion dollar renovation project. ♪ >> we'll show you around this renovated space and reveal a major myth about this famous skyscraper. first, here's today's "eye
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opener" coming at you at 8:00. the breaking news, it comes from southern california. a dangerous wildfire exploded overnight burning dozens of homes. >> this area is under a mandatory evacuation, and we're watching as residents pack up and leave. >> reporter: the white house is already under pressure from an impeachment inquiry, and this raises questions about the president's personal attorney, rudy giuliani. she is a russia expert. she is expected to say that rudy giuliani and gordon sondland were essentially running their own ukraine policy, avoiding her. we're only a mile and a half from the turkish border. that means that it's vulnerable to air strikes, artillery, and even mortars. and that's exactly what happened here. people had already pointed out that the empire state building was the closest thing to heaven here. it just got a little bit closer. passengers on a cruise ship saying their trip of a lifetime turned into a nightmare. toilets started to overflow, food became stale.
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>> norwegian cruise line offered passengers a 25% credit for a future trip. >> instead of a refund they're offering 25% off another cruise? yeah, that's hella gangster, man. imagine if the "titanic" did that. pulling people into the life boats like, i'm so sorry your husband froze to death. here's a coupon for a frozen margarita next time. [ laughter ] this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota, let's go places. >> hella gangster is right. welcome back to cbs this morning. you are looking right now at new york city's empire state building where visitors will soon be able to go to the newly renovated 102nd floor observatory. this opens to the public tomorrow. >> only on "cbs this morning," tony dokoupil has a look at the spectacular renovation. good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning. well, the view is quite spectacular from up here. i am 1,250 feet above manhattan to be exact. and starting tomorrow, as you mentioned, you can see this amazing sight for yourself.
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take a look. there's the brooklyn bridge, the world trade center, the statue of liberty. you can see all the way up the hudson river. i feel like i can see my house. hi, honey, good luck with the baby this morning. i'll be home soon. where i am is called the mast of the empire state building, the tippy top, many people think that this was built as a docking space for blimps and air ships in the 1930s. it's a lovely idea, but unfortunately, historians say that's not the case. but here's what is true -- until 1930, the chrysler building, just a few blocks from here, it reigned as the tallest building in the world. it was about 1,000 feet. the team here said that cannot stand, we want that record. they came up with a plan, but it would have only topped the chrysler by a few feet, and they were worried. they went back to the drawing board and added this 200-foot mast that i'm on today just to be safe. that gave the empire state building its title as the tallest building in the world when it opened in 1931, and it
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provided the building with the iconic design that has graced new york and the skyline ever since. coming up, guys, we're going to look at the building's place in popular culture and also remember some of its biggest roles on the big screen, that is before this one which should go down in history, of course. for now, i will send it back to you at ground level, slumming it in studio 57. >> tony, it's so good. you look so good. you don't look like somebody that just took a redeye from california, landed and rushed right there. nicely, nicely done. see you in a bit. >> yeah. 1,000 feet in the air is better than espresso. i'll take it any day. >> lucky you. house democrats are issuing new subpoenas in their impeachment inquiry into president trump. yesterday they demanded documents from energy secretary rick perry regarding his knowledge of president trump's phone call where he asked ukraine's president to investigate joe biden and his son. now they also subpoenaed two associates of the president's personal lawyer, that's rudy giuliani, after the men were arrested for allegedly violating
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campaign finance laws. the white house sent a letter to top congressional democrats earlier this week saying the administration will not cooperate until the inquiry is formalized with a floor vote. a lot going on. john dickerson is here to break down everything that's happened this week in washington. good to see you, john dickerson. >> good to be back and see you. >> it seems likeve day there is a jaw-dropping moment where we talk amongst ourselves and say can you believe fill in the blank just happened? now i've been hearing words like constitutional crisis. is it that serious, or should people calm down, take a beat? >> r. well, and it was so quiet before this, right. >> yeah. >> it depends where you start on the constitution. i think constitution is getting a stress test. so if you think the constitution which -- and it was arranged this way, was to basically adjudicate fights so people wouldn't take their fights out into the street. well, there's a fight going on. if the constitution can handle it at the end of the process, if everybody gets their say, then things are okay and it's not a crisis.
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the problem is if the constitution and the separation of powers is set up in a way that it doesn't get adjudicated, then you're in a true crisis. one little thing to remember is that ben franklin rerolled out impeachment as an idea in the summer of 1787, it was to exonerate the president as much to kick out a president. we've long forgotten that. in that concept, the constitution can still handle this so far. >> the white house has decided to take a strategy of resisting. what do you make of that strategy? >> well, it's familiar to them and also familiar to white gointerms for witnesses,esist, b for all kind of things. the problem, upside for the white house is when there's delay, you can bait the other side into looking unprofessional. adam schiff had problems when he said things that were not so about being in touch with the whistle-blower. on the other hand, it also gives an opportunity for the daily drum beat of serious news to come out. you have serious career professionals saying that a disordered white house led to a process where u.s. foreign policy was undermined by essentially a rogue operation.
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and that puts national security at risk and sends a daily picture of chaos. and it's why 17% in the fox poll said the president did something that wasn't right. that's not good numbers for the president. and that's what happens when you have this daily drumbeat. >> how does it compare to the proceedings, the impeachment proceedings of nixon and clinton? i think people aren't clear exactly. you can be impeached and still stay in office. >> well, you -- you can. we should think of impeachment and then also the coming election because you can -- the impeachment can go its route, but also the president has to worry about his political ortunes going forward and whether people decide they want four more years of a highly improvisational white house. we see improvisation crashing against the system. what's different this time is you have more partisanship, although, you know, in -- >> more this time? >> you have a country that has sorted more partisan than -- was highly partisan in nixon and clinton. and the dam breaks at the end of nixon. but for a long time, a lot of republicans stayed with him. you have a more partisan country
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and a disbursal of channels of communication. you know, during nixon you had three networks. some would say there was really only one network at the time. >> yes. >> but you had a sort of common set of facts. now everybody can go to their corners, you have social media which not only allows different information but allows a kind of tribal response to things. so that people just talk past each other, and that destroys institutions. it's not just about whether impeachment gets adjudicated, but it's whether the institutions that we used to rely on get burned down in the process. >> it is true. you do make a good point about different set of facts. you watch one network and feel something, watch another network and feel another different way. but aren't there really only one set of facts? >> yes. but sometimes takes a minute or two to get to them. sometimes people in the interim while the facts are being worked out by a process long ago set up, it's in their interest to undermine the institutions looking into them by saying the fbi and the cia and the house
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are all compromised somehow. what that does is it not only hurts the ability to get to the facts, but it means the next time you try to get to the facts, everybody thinks those institutions are worthless. and that's when you lead to chaos, and that's when you have a constitutional crisis. >> you mentioned the fox poll. a lot of people compare this obviously to the impeachment during the watergate era. nixon by the time impeachment came around, he had very high negatives, didn't he? >> he was at about 20% at the very, very end. but you -- parties rally, and the way opinion changes really is when you get what the political scientists call charismatic dissenters, which is to say somebody who is a fan of the president, not a never trumper, but somebody on the president's team saying whether with respect to syria, with respect to ukraine or anything else, saying, you know, this is too much. but right now that's not happening. republicans are very happy with this president still because of tax cuts, regulation, judges, defense spending, taking on china. he has done more for a lot of republicans than they say any republican has done since ronald reagan.
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he's got very strong support still in his party, although obviously it's weakening with some of these new impeachment polls. >> do you have a one sentence on where this is heading? >> not -- >> keeping people up at night. >> not toward stability. there will be more instability. >> all right. good to know. thank you, john. >> thanks. >> good to have you at the table. this sunday "face the nation" will talk with house intelligence committee chairman adam schiff and republican senator ted cruz. that's "face the nation" sunday on cbs. the chowchilla school bus kidnapping of 1976 remains one of the largest mass abductions in u.s. history. 26 children and their bus driver were buried alive in a moving truck. ahead, the reason one of the convicted kidnappers was denied parole.
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>> ahead, tony's exclusive reporting from the renovated empire state building turns to the skyscraper's place in our culture. >> reporter: the empire state building was once the world's tallest. today it still looms large in our imagination. ahead, the legacy of an american giant. >> the nearest thing to heaven we have in new york. >> reporter: and some ofts starring roles. ♪ >> she wants to meet me at the top of the empire state building. ♪
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there she is. the empire state building is taking visitors to new heights. tony joins us again from its new 102nd floor observatory before it opens to the public. tony? >> reporter: hey, i live here now. this iconic building has become a cultural touchstone. the star of many a hollywood movie. ahead and only on "cbs this morning," we'll look at the skyscraper's own story and also how it was built in just over one year. to severe rheumatoid arthritis. i've always been the ringleader. had a zest for life. flash forward: then ra kept me from the important things. and what my doctor said surprised me. she said my joint pain could mean permanent joint damage. and enbrel helps relieve joint pain and helps stop that joint damage. ask about enbrel, so you can get back to being your true self. enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections.
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we're getting a rare look this morning at evidence from one of the largest mass kidnappings in u.s. history. carr 26 chdren and their d a bus driver in 1976. the kidnappers drove them 100 miles from chowchilla, california, to a rock quarry. they buried thchildren and the
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driver alive 12 feet underground in a moving truck. while the driver and children managed to dig themselves out, the 28-houghtme still haunts them more than 40 years later. our lead national correspondent, david begnaud, takn insi look at the case for "48 hours." [ applause ] >> reporter: it was the summer of 1976 when this bus pulled into the smallow chowchilla, california. inside the bus were 26 traumatid ildren outside were their frantic parents. these children had been through an unimaginable ordeal. kidnapped and buried alive in an old moving truck that had been hidden beneath a rock quarry. 6-year-old larry park was one of those kids. >> this man carried me off the bus, and he put me in my mom's arms. i felt -- i felt like i was finally safe.
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>> reporter: 14-year-old michael marshall and the bus driver piled up mattresses that were in the hole and after 16 hours in darkness, they managed to dig their way to safety. >> i'm giving it everyg i got, and all the kids are cheering me on, you know. come on, mike, you can do it.u . >> reporter: police immediately zeroed in on 24-year-old fred woods. he was the son of the man who owned the rock quarry. and two of fred woods' friends, james and richard schoenfeld. jill klinge is an assistant district attorney in alameda county. >> fred woods had keys to that quarry. >> reporter: investigators executed a warrant to search woods' father's estate. they found a treasure trove of evidence there. now shared with "48 hours." >> this crime was planned out for a year and a half. in intricate detail. you actually have a document labeled "plan." it sets out the way they were going to commit the kidnapping.
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>> reporter: they also recovered a draft of a ransom note. >> they were going to ask for $5 million from the state of california. >> reporter: but the kidnappers were never able to deliver their demand. >> when they tried to call the chowchilla police departmentbec that were coming in worldwide, the phone lines were jammed. they couldn't get through. so they took a nap. and by the time they woke up, they saw on the news that the kids had been found. so they were never able to request their ransom. >> reporter: with the overwhelming evidence against them, the three men were arrested. all came from well-off families who lived in some of san francisco's nicest suburbs. >> they're youngthey're white, they're wealthy. i think it added a component of fascination to the story because it was so unlikely that three men such as these would commit such an atrocious crime. >> and david is at the table. good morning, david. what do we know about the
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motive of the kidnapers exactly? >> this is is interesting, this is a quote, they said we needed multiple victims to get multiple millions and we picked children because they're precious. >> they did put a lot of thought into it. back then people didn't talk as openly about therapy. did they offer therapy to these kids? >> you know, they took them to disneyland. >> that's what they did -- >> the thought was if we go to disneyland and take a picture and you see mickey mouse and everything's great, you might forget about what happened. >> fred woods was denied parole one year earlier. he was going to parole but he was denied. >> for a 17th time. one of the reasons why -- >> why? >> he was running a christmas tree farm from prison. now wait a minute. that's not illegal. you just have to ask the warden for permission, and he didn't. >> the other two kidnapers? >> they're free, they're out. followed the rules, they got parole. >> you can see the report "live to tell: the chowchilla kidnapping," saturday at 10:00, 9:00 central here on cbs. ahead, when we come back, we're going back to tony. he's way up on the 102nd floor of the empire state building.
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i think he likes it up there. your local news coming up. this is a kpix 5 update. >> good morning everyone. it is 8:25 i'm michelle griego. more affected areas should get their electricity back today as pg&e's power safety shutdown comes to an end. for the very latest on the outages you can check out our survival guide on our website kpix.com. a man charged with killing a woman on a bart station platform is expected to enter a plea. john lee cowell is accused of stabbing an 18-year-old last year.
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line. as you work your way out of tracy into the altamonte pass this morning. >> right at mountain boulevard we've got a crash here blocking at least one lane traffic. slow anyway for the morning commute. you are backed up to the maze still a sluggish ride looks like westbound 380 coming out of berkley. much better news on the san mateo bridge. quieter, calmer weather for today. thankfully so. it's a chilly start. we'll see that sunshine warming up. so 82 for a high in concord. 83 san jose. 78 oakland and 76 for san francisco. fantastic weather for fleet week not just today but through the week with that sunshine. great weather to you and the blue angels. plenty of sun as we head through the weekend. temps just a little bit cooler for saturday and sunday. we're going to continue to cool it down as we head through next week with daytime highs dropping down to below average for next week. have a great weekend.
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welcome back. there it is. "take you higher". welcome back. tony joins us from high above new york city, the 102nd floor of the empire state building. we're going to go to him in a second. now it's time for "talk of the table." just two of us at the "talk of the table." who goes first? eeny, meeny -- >> you. >> mo. >> amid a scandal, nike has announced it's shutting down its elite running group called the oregon project. cadeago with a goal of two making american distance runners competitive again on the world stage. just under two weeks ago, the group's head coach, alberto salazar, was given a four-year ban for doping violations. in a statement, nike says the
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decision had nothing to do wit administering banned substances to any oregon project athlete. but this is a big scandal for salazar. if you -- if you're from this city, you remember he won the new york city marathon three consecutive times, '80, '81, '82, and won the boston marathon. he's been a nike athlete throughout his career. he has the swoosh tattooed on his arm. >> he does? >> yes, he does. nike says they'll continue to support alberto in his appeal. shutting down the oregon project is a big deal. >> i wonder what alberto is saying. very interesting conversation. >> your turn. >> okay. halloween. are you counting? it's less than 20 days away. it begs the most obvious question of all -- which candy will you enjoy the most. isn't that an obvious question? a poll by monmouth university asked americans about their favorite halloween candy. once again reese's peanut butter cups was number one pick. 36% choosing that one. snickers was a distant second with 18%. followed by m&ms and candy corn
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which both anthony and i like -- anthony, it came in at 6%. >> i'm shocked. >> betsy, a producer here, said she is shocked and embarrassed that that would be our choice for halloween. >> shocked and embarrassed? >> yeah. >> come on. >> that does seem dramatical, but okay. i love candy corn. it's nothing but pure sugar, but okay. should we get a shot of betsy? we should. make her parents proud. >> two votes for candy corn at this table. >> that's right. and -- diana, executive producer, votes, too. the poll was for adults 18 and over. the researchers say the preference of candy may depend on where you live, if you live in the west or southwest you're more likely to favor snickers. i also like this. it shows half of americans like halloween, the other half doesn't. >> how do you feel about halloween? i liked it when the kids were little. now i'm thonthaturns off the lights. i know. terrible to say. terrible -- i know it's terrible to say.
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god, there's the door again. happy halloween, everyone! i think it's great when you have kids. >> you give them last year's candy, right? >> or give them apples. they love apples. tony, your turn. >> reporter: come, gayle, i hope you at least leave a little bowl of candy for the kids. it's not only sugar. it's the orange and yellow food coloring. what should i talk about for my talk of the table? how about the empire state building. how about this -- at its core it sounds funny to say, but it is an office building. it's home to companies like linkedin, citizen watch, and expedia. at one time it was the tallest building in the world. it's not anymore. what it may lack in height it makes up for in cultural significance. there are few symbols of american capitalism as iconic and as recognizable as the empire state building. it has inpired creativity,
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sparked imagination for almost 90 years and here's a look back at all of them. >> the empire state building is an iconic symbol of new york city. it's also a movie star. ♪ just two years after the building was complete, hollywood deemed it fit for a king. king kong, that is. the 1933 monster flick was the first of many roles for the skyscraper. >> you have a date, my beloved, july 1st at 5:00 -- co-starred with k -- carey grant and debra kerr. >> how about the top of the empire state building? >> that's perfect. >> will ferrell roamed its famous halls in "elf." ♪ it was on the observation deck where the final scene played out in a tear-jerking 1993 romantic comedy "sleepless in seattle." >> it's you. >> it's me. >> reporter: not to mention its countless cameos in ads and on tv. >> hey, look -- >> i've been waiting at the top
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of the empire state building. >> you can't "affair to remember" me. >> reporter: just what is it about that building? >> for so many years, it's had this kind of singular silhouette that seemed to anchor manhattan's incredible concentration of this bristling skyline. >> reporter: as founder of the skyscraper museum, kara willis says the empire state building is her favorite. >> it is the building that represents modernity as new york began to emerge as the world's most modern metropolis. >> rising above new york's glamorous skyline is the empire state building. >> reporter: it went up, all 102 floors of it, in less than 14 months thanks to the death-defying efforts of thousands of workers. five people died during construction. but when it opened in may of 1931, the empire state building soared more than 200 feet above its nearest rival, the chrysler building. stealing its status as the world's tallest.
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despite its fame today, the empire state building started out in tough times. >> this was built just after the stock market crashed. the depression really didn't sink in until the mid 1930s. so the stock market had crashed, the economy was in serious trouble. >> reporter: the massive office building had trouble attracting enough tenants. it wouldn't be profitable for about 20 years. >> when the plane hit the building's north side -- >> reporter: in july, 1945, a b25 bomber crashed into the side of the building killing 14 and causing at the time about a million dollars in damage. >> here's a novel way of sightseing -- >> reporter: but the building had something going for it in those early years. >> the observation deck saved the building to keeping an income stream to operate the rest of the building. that idea being lifted above the city was something that was extremely thrilling at the time. >> reporter: it's still thrilling.
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over four million people visit each year. its observatory remains new york's highest 360-degree outdoor view. and no matter how tall the towers around it get, the empire state building is poised to remain the center of it all. >> when you say i'm going to meet you at the empire state building, there's not anybody who wouldn't know where that is. you don't need an address in order to find the empire state building. >> reporter: and if you need a little perspective in your day, well, here's your medicine. take it in. we're in this new, intimate space, all glass, surround sound, glass elevator on the way up. it really feels like a lighthouse in the very center of manhattan island. these renovations, by the way, they're not done yet. $160 million overall. they're all going to be completed sometime in the fall. don't hold me to this, but i got a little bit of news. i understand we're all going to be coming back to this very spot
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for a full show. you guys included, that is coming up sometime in the fall, as soon as the construction gets done. i can't believe they did the whole thing in a year. the original building for the empire state building. i can't even do a kitchen in a year. i digress. back to you in the studio at ground level. and soon in the fall, all three of us. >> you know people, so i hope that's true. i'm scared of heights, so that's going to be a very interesting live shot, tony dokoupil. but i've been there and it really is spectacular. and it's so uniquely new york. i like, anthony, when you referred to it earlier, you said "there she is." i think she's a girl, too. >> my feeling -- when you come around the corner in new york city and you see that building, it's still thrilling. >> nothing like it. tony? i thought you said go to tony. what she said was, no more tony. okay. my bad. tony, thank you again. moving on. ahead in our "a more perfect union" -- sorry, megan -- how a designer created special dresses for three teenagers so they could go model, so they could model newfound confidence. announcer: time magazine reports: "the new american
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addiction. how juul hooked kids and ignited a public health crisis." other news outlets report- juul took $12.8 billion from big tobacco. markets e-cigarettes with kid friendly flavors and uses nicotine to addict them. 5 million kids use e-cigarettes. juul is "following big tobacco's playbook." and now, juul is pushing prop c to overturn e-cigarette protections. vote no on juul. no on big tobacco. no on prop c.
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and we're missing all of them. that's why the american red cross needs people like you to help fill the gaps. schedule your donation at redcrossblood.org ♪ you're beautiful, indeed. we aim to show what unites us is
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far greater than what divides us. an estimated 20% of children and teenagers in this country live with a skin disease. a children's house for the soul helps kids embrace these conditions. national correspondent jericka duncan shows us how the nonprofit teamed up with a fashion designer to help three texas teenagers feel confident while in their own skin. jericka, good morning to you. >> good morning. literally that is what happened. the three girls we spoke to each have a rare skin condition that has affected their appearance. through the nonprofit that seeks to help people embrace their differences, the girls now say they are able to look in the mirror and say "i'm beautiful nor matter what." >> it's beautiful! i love the back! >> reporter: 14-year-old alex schoener, 13-year-old emily haygood -- >> i love this! >> reporter: and 16-year-old mia johnson -- >> here we go. perfect. >> reporter: -- are at their final fitting in houston preparing for a fashion show in new york city.
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>> i'm a little nervous, to be honest. >> reporter: the dresses they'll be modeling in represent something more than what meets the eye. >> it's so special. it's something that you never think would happen to you. >> reporter: each of these girls has a serious skin condition, and each one of their dress patterns mirrors the image of what the condition looks like under a microscope. >> i have alopecia ariata, a disease that causes my hair to fall out. in second grade i lost all my hair. but it -- it all grew back, and then in around seventh and eighth grade i started losing even more hair. that's when i think i got really scared. i was like, what if i go into high school bald, with no hair, like what will people think of me. >> i have severe atopic dermatitis. another work for eczema. people ask is it contagious, is it poison ivy, it lowered my self-confidence. >> i have scleroderma on my face. it's basically where i lose tissue, and it made me insecure going into middle school.
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when people are trying to find themselves, you know, like finds who you are. >> reporter: mia, ex, and emily found each other through dr. alanna brees' a children's house for the soul in houston. dr. bree, a dermatologist by trade, left her high-paying job at a hospital and later opened the nonprofit four years ago. >> i hope that what we do brings a light to the world for the darkness of these kids. they suffer so much, and if we can just be a little small light, i think that's awesome. >> reporter: dr. bree says her goal wasn't just to treat what you can see but to treat the emotional wounds that are not visible. is there a cure for any of your skin conditions? >> there's not a cure, but mine, there's a possibility it will go away. >> treatments. >> when i'm older. i'm 13 and still have a lot of time to get older. >> mine is inactive now. doctors recommends surgery and stuff. but, you know, because they want to fix you. but i've always denied it because it's part of who i am. >> most people i think when they
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are diagnosed with a skin condition, they think that it's like probably the worst thing that could ever happen to them. >> reporter: is that what you thought originally? >> originally, i will be honest, i was not very happy with it. i was like, why did this happen to me? now my perspective has definitely changed. >> reporter: what changed your perspective? >> i think it was the people madonna me and especial -- around me and especially dr. bree andler team. they helped me to view myself as a beautiful young woman that i am today. >> reporter: the moral to this story -- >> love the skin you're in. ♪ >> reporter: it's that attitude that brought these girls to this moment. [ cheers ] where all eyes were on them for all the right reasons. ♪ this was a children's house first time that it had a fashion show but probably won't be their last. >> nothing better than putting
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on a dress feeling really pretty. nicely done.
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that will do it for u on this special live broadcast from the empire state building. bye, tony! thank you, tony! before we go, let's look back at all that mattered this week. have a great weekend. we'll see you monday morning right here. take it easy. >> bye-bye. president trump says u.s. troops will withdraw from syria. >> the turkish military is pushing deeper into northern syria. we're only about a mile and a half from the turkish border. it's vulnerable to air strikes. that's exactly what happened here. is it possible that u.s. troops could be drawn back into the region? >> it always is in the middle east. you won't lose money betting on that. can't impeach a president >> two men linked to the president's lawyer, rudy giuliani, are arrested. this area is under a mandatory evacuation. and we're watching as residents
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pack up their possessions and leave. nba commissioner adam silver defended a team executive's comment supporting hong kong protesters. >> whatever american principles you bring to the table including free speech, you check that at the door if you want to do business with china. >> it's all of this because of one tweet. the grand opening of the tyler perry studios. >> when i'd say the highway sign, it took my breath aaway. it was once a confederate army base. now this very ground is owned by me. ♪ move >> sip that coffee and shake off the weekend. >> guys, i was at comic-con. >> were you geeking out? >> oh, my god. >> i had to pinch myself. >> i love the way he says "i have to punch myseinch myself." one of the first things people say in new york is, look, it's the empire state building. i've never been here before. soak it in. >> arr. "world of motion." >> turkey which is behind us --
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>> previously the only way to travel is like this. >> what do your friends think of this? >> they think i'm bonkers. here at sometimes square station -- >> we're going to take a visit to japan's old imperial capital. >> he looked swuave. >> yeah. ♪ >> you release a record on itunes, you have to pick a category. one category. i am not just a country artist. >> i'm totally smitten. i like his voice. i like his look. i like him. >> i like it. i always like the music, now i love the beard. a-plus. ♪ it's a great to be alive mustache heavy half hour. neil degrasse tyson's in the green room. he's got a mustache. my dad had a mustache. if it comes back in full force, i will grow one. >> are you thinking about it? >> i would love to. >> what's stopping you? >> z, our boss -- >> we were -- say no more. >> did you put in a request -- >> my favorite song of all time is "great day to be alive."
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it has a line about growing a fu manchu. i would love -->> i don't see a i would like a mustache. >> handlebar. ♪ it's a great day to be live ♪
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this is a kpix 5 news morning update. >> good morning it's 8:55 kenny choi. the around 60% of customers have their power back on. here's a look at where things stand in the bay area right now. >> and for the very latest on the pg&e outages you can check out our survival guide on kpix.com. let's take a live look outside right now along the embarcadero in san francisco it's going to be a big day for fleet week. the annual parade of ships is later this morning followed by the blue angels air show. we'll have news updates throughout the day on your favorite platforms including our website kpix.com.
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all right. welcome back. let's take a look at the roadways right now. we still have this traffic alert in effect. westbound 580 right at grant line. i do have an update from chp. they have opened at least a couple of lanes there and at least one lane closed there. traffic's going to be a bit cumbersome a bit there. onceyo is free flowing. still working on a crash where westbound 580 right at mountain boulevard. that's also in the clearing stages. still busy as you work your way through there.
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traffic at the bay bridge. it's improved nicely. not doing too bad as you work your way out of the maze. you're going to see brake lights across the upper deck. submit bridge which is a beautiful ride as you work your way out of hayward into foster city. we've got some beautiful temperatures in store. mary. >> that's right. looking at calmer, quieter weather with sunshine and warmer temperatures as we head through the afternoon. above average for this time of year and great weather for fleet week. here's a live look at our roof cam at one of the naval ships out there. and great weather to see the blue angels air show through the day. topping out at 82 in concord. 78 in oakland and 76 for san francisco. so for fleet week today for the weekend temps in the low to mid 70s. there we go with that weekend forecast. temperatures a little bit cooler saturday and by sunday but still plenty of sunshine cooling down to below average
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temps next week. have a great weekend.
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