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captioning made possible by johnson & johnson where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations >> pauley: good morning charles osgood is oaf today i'm jane pauley and this is "sunday morning." it doesn't officially begin until friday we're getting early jump on spring with the flowers that bloom in spring this is season for new beginning. but for late bloomers of the human variety always time for a second chance. as we'll be seeing in our cover story from susan spencer.
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>> come on. >> with the help of her english bulldog, zelda. >> good dog. >> carol gardner built a multi-million dollar greeting card business, starting out at the ripe young age of 52. >> do you consider yourself a late bloomer. >> definitely a late bloomer. >> better late than never. later on "sunday morning." at a stately home outside london the knight earl spencer minding his manor and preserving his memory of his famous sister princess diana. we'll pay him a visit. >> if the walls of england's althorp estate would talk they would tell an amazing story courageous king and beloved princess. >> what was diana's relationship with this place? >> she always loved it here. >> the walls can't talk.
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but what very nice walls they are. >> pauley: someone once said this makes "downton abbey" looks like downtown shabby. later on "sunday morning." >> pauley: for our sunday profile we'll travel to arizona where lee cowan looks in on former congresswoman gabi gifford. >> when i travel a lot of people come up to me all the time asking me gabby is doing. >> how she is doing -- is well, remarkable. >> yoga twice a week. french horn, spanish lessons riding my bike. >> gabby giffords and mark kellya loving learning and living ahead on "sunday morning." >> pauley: our man in paris has word of his musical coming to new york thanks to music by
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gershwin and trio of americans. ♪ >> it's been a sim fan know, award winning movie. now coming toe broadway. ahead on "sunday morning." meet the americans in paris who work on "an american in parissism. >> artist who is branching out, elizabeth palmer has the tale of an american whose beer will be on tap in berlin. steve hartman tells us all about the butterfly effect and more. here are the headlines for sunday morning the 15th of march, 2015. the first international relief workers are arriving in vanuuata
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was pummelled by sigh cone pam one of the most powerful storms ever recorded. only confirmed deaths but the toll is expected to rise sharply as communications are restored. at least ten american aid workers in sierra leone are being flown home after possibly being exposed to the deadly ebola virus. so far they are symptom free but they will be quarantined. the white house sent a strongly worded letter to senate republicans warning of a quote, profound ly negative impact if they interfere with nuclear talks with iran. negotiations continue in switzerland. daughter of one time vice president shall nominee sarah palin is engaged, husband to be is marine veteran and medal ever honor recipient dakota meyer. now the weather. southern california is in the grip of heat wave it will be 92 today in l.a. it's still officially winter
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>> pauley: certain kinds of flowers are late bloomers. not showing their true colors until long after most of the others. the same can be true for people. our cover story is reported by susan spencer of "48 hours." >> come on. >> good dog. meet zelda. so many wrinkles zelda. pampered. adored. and really spoiled by owner carol gardner. zelda knows she is the neighborhood celebrity. >> she the neighborhood celebrity. >> why not. gardner says zelda changed the course of her entire life which in 1997, needed changing. >> i was recently divorced, hence, depressed. hence, in debt and having a very difficult time. so, a friend said, "sweetheart,
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you need to either get a therapist or a dog." i thought, okay. >> so at 52, gardner got zelda an english bulldog. though she had scarcely the money to feed her. then she learned a nearby pet store was having a contest. >> the prize was 40 pounds of dog food every month for a year. >> all she had toe do was design a holiday greeting card. so she did what anyone would. she put zelda in a santa hat and sat her down in a bubble bath. >> i kept saying, zelda, this is about food. >> you open it up for christmas i got a dog for my husband. good trade huh? >> it one the contest. >> and it inspired gardner. soon zelda was fronting clever cards in everything from ballet outfits to devil costumes. sales of zelda cards topped a
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million within a year. gardner's success out lived her bulldog. this is zelda number three. >> snow blobs lamps, clothing jewelry. >> every zelda today is a an empire. >> multi-million dollar international company that you started at 52. never having done this before. >> no. >> you consider yourself a late bloomer? >> i consider myself definitely a late bloomer. >> somebody who blossoms on their own schedule. >> and the list of late bloomers is long. >> the egg can be your best friend. >> julia child made her tv debut at 50. martha stuart kicked off her catering business at age 40. peter roget didn't even start
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working on his thesauruas until he was 63. >> find their passion. >> reason enough says rich karlgaard who ignored the words of one famous early bloomer. >> f. scott fitzgerald liked to say there were no second acts in american life. i think he was describing his own life, quite frankly. he achieved enormous success at age 25 and died at 44. he didn't have a second act. >> and frank mark court wrote his first novel. won the pulitzer at 66. >> people have this enormous capacity to blot woman at any age. >> by now you may be wondering how late is whether too late to bloom. well take heart from harland sanders, the former insurance salesman and one time gas station operator was 65 when he cashed his social security check and launched something known as kentucky fried chicken.
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you may have heard of it. but not iep the colonel can match grandma moses in her 70s. inspiration to anyone trying something new even your humble correspondent. about two months ago i made a command decision that before i hit a certain unspeakable milestone birthday, i would learn to ride a unicycle. the months following that dramatic announcement proved a unicycling is really hard. i'm still dreaming of blooming late. >> i often wonder, late for what? >> late has a negative connotation to it. where as in many of these cases they have done something absolutely right. >> that's right. today is going to be something called self compassion. >> professor is a scientific director at the university of pennsylvania's imagination institute. he says it's never too late to
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be a late bloomer. if somebody comes to you says, i really want to do x. at what age would you say, probably not happening. >> i'm all about generating possibility. giving people opportunities and seeing where the cards lie. if they're 90 i want to be in the nba maybe i would say look, even michael jordan at age 40 started to show some serious declines relating to his motor system. >> but if that person said i want to be a poet. >> certainly a possibility. because you're only limited by how many years you have on this earth, right? >> the aarp is going to love you. >> and now there's more hope than ever before. we're living longer, which means even more time to bloom. assuming our minds stay sharp which is not out of the question. forbes publisher rich karlgaard. >> the brain, we're finding out, this is really research over the
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last 20 years, is enormously plastic. we retain the capability of learning new things quite late into our -- along our lifetime. >> so why aren't there more people like grandma moses or colonel sanders? >> it's much more common to see early bloomers than it is to see late bloomers. you do have certain stigma. >> a psychologist at the university of california davis, says one big roadblock to late blooming, if not our aging brainss our close-minded culture. >> when i applied to stanford university graduate school out of college i was kind of surprised to find out that if actually had written on the application, if you're over 40, you cannot apply. because the idea is if you're over 40 you're already over the hill. so why are you even trying to go to graduate school?
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>> just go in the corner and give up? >> yeah. >> the rules may have changed since then. but the mindset remains. >> there are people of latent skills out there that because they didn't test well at age 60 might not have gone to the right school. might have made couple of clear mistakes they find themselves, this enormous talent to be tapped. they don't have the confidence that society doesn't realize there's not this process of discovery. i think that's a human tragedy really. >> so to all you potential late bloomers still waiting to bloom forget late. just bloom. your future is bright. even if, as zelda once noted, old age comes at a very bad time. >> pauley: next beware. the ides of march.
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fearful of his power caesar's rivals plotted to kill him in the roman senate on the ides of march. and even persuaded caesar's protege brute tucson to join them. of course, in the play by william shakespeare. >> beware the ides of march. >> a 1953 film version featured james mason and john gielgud as co-conspirators. >> it too brew tucson. >> with marlon brando starring at caesar loyalist marc anthony, whose funeral other rakes turned romans against the plotters. >> here was a see star. >> in the early 1950s it was
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even part of the series "you are there." walter cronkite was the anachronistic anchor. >> to repeat the news in pushed voices. >> one version featured young paul newman, believe it or not. as brew tucson. the killing of see star set of a year's-long battle for power. as was see star loyalist and his mistress the enchanting queen cleopatra of equip. seizing power was octavian his son. he went on to rule rome as the emperor augustus. if you think it's all ancient history, not so fast. we relive the times in manner of speaking every summer during the months the romans named for them, july and august.
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>> deep in the north carolina woods it looks like this work crew is clearing under brush or gathering firewood. but they're actually collecting the raw materials to build something incredible. something like this. a forest king's castle. a hedge fuel of phase. a twisting maize. all woven branch by branch, twig by twig the grand designs of sculpture patrick dougherty. >> if you particular it in here like this -- >> also known as the stick man. what is the feeling that you're trying to evoke in here in these passageways? >> want people to feel sense of exploration. you're kind of in another place and transported through the forest curtain back to the garden of eden. >> paradise found for fans of all ages. >> it is going to be fun. yesterday we were overwhelmed with children. >> kids love them.
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but so does the art world. dougherty's won both the henry moore and national endowment for the arts fellowships. he's even been the subject of a documentary called "bending sticks." >> generally it takes about a tractor trailer load of sticks to make a big piece. maybe that's six tons of sticks. i don't know. that's a lot of sticks. >> his creations seem to have a universal appeal. they draw people in. >> i don't really feel like patrick needs an interpreter for his work. and i think that is really the power of it is that you don't need someone to explain it to you. >> linda johnson is the chief curator at the north carolina museum of art in raleigh. >> a lot of people look at it and say things like, i don't like art but i like this. >> we caught up with him as he built the 256th of his creations, what he calls his stickworks. where are you at in this process right now? >> we're in our beginning of our third week.
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so it takes 21 days to build something. >> this one is at the north carolina botanical garden in chapel hill. you have to explain this sort of drawing to me. >> tradition of a hedge garden, hedges are big enough to walk through. >> here as everywhere he goes. >> here is what we'll do. >> local volunteers come out of the woodwork to spend three intense weeks laboring by his side. >> sometimes people say, how do your volunteers know what to do? we've all been children we just know everything there is to know about sticks. >> everyone has had that childhood experience of playing with sticks, didn't take that long to reignite those ultimate urges. you can cut off these smaller branches if you need to. >> at each installation
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dougherty acts not only as sculpture but team coach for his volunteers. >> drop 'em back up underneath there. it doesn't work on the big ones but on the little once it will work out pretty good. >> it would not be as much fun. >> people of every age we could have the grandmother and the hippie and biker chick and somebody all working together in a big crew. and that mix of people, it adds a lot to the energy of the sculpture. >> you can't help but want to pick up a stick and give it a try. >> this is the end you want to stick in the wall. >> he makes it sound so easy. >> there you go. that will be good. just push it on in there. twisting is good. >> i didn't work out now i don't have to. >> you do this how many times a day? >> thousands and thousands. >> it's that kind of determination that has driven dougherty to churn out nine
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mammoth stick works each year for nearly 30 years. >> i've worked in the rain numerous times in ireland and scotland and worked in the cold in wisconsin or denmark or austria or italy. sometimes i have to use translators. but usually sticks become the universal language. >> the universal language of sticks and love. >> oh, i forgot that. yep, my wife and i we met through sculpture. >> his wife the museum curator, linda johnson dougherty. >> i mean it was really love at first sight. >> she's he been watching him pick up sticks for 22 years. is there a work that's particularly close to your heart? i mean, he is your husband. >> there is a beautiful piece that he did that looks like bramante's tempietto.
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a little classical temple. i wanted him to make me one at home and he hasn't done it. >> you don't have one? >> i don't have one. >> like wives everywhere, her project is at the bottom of a very long to-do list. how far in advance are you booked? >> booked through 2016 at the moment. starting to take a few in 2017. >> that's two years. >> we get offers every day. >> the kind of offers that museums make for original works of art to keep in their permanent collections. something they will never be able to do with dougherty's work. they only last a couple of years. and dougherty says, that's part of the point. >> there is a way that you look at this work and compare about it and care for it knowing that it's not going to exist, you know what is going to happen to sticks. you see a stick, you know that it's like a leave. it's going to break down something is going to happen. it's going to blow away.
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in this sense the most powerful part of it that it's not lasting. we all recognize that we have a limited life span ourselves. >> does it pain you as an artist to see it desearier rate. >> it doesn't currently because i'm working on a new piece. i'm already on to the next piece. i always say that art history has to look after itself. artists just make what they want to make. >> pauley: still to come. an american in paris. ♪ but first -- >> i'm getting better. i'm getting better. >> pauley: on the mend at home with gabby gifford.
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>> pauley: representative gabby giffords received a standing ovation when she returned to the house after being shot in 2011. she is retired from congress now but not from active support for her causes. giffords and her husband mark kelly recently welcomed our lee cowan to their home for this sunday profile. >> feed the dog. feed the dog. >> it's dinner time at gabby giffords' home in tucson arizona. at least for one hungry
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resident. >> nelson, bark. speak. >> that's nelson gabby's service dog who is a little surprising. >> what can you do? thank you very much. good puppy dog. >> nelson lives to help. but the happy truth is, gabby giffords doesn't need as much help any more. >> i'm getting better. i'm getting better. >> each day a little better? >> a little bit better. >> are you trying so sort of get back the old gabby or trying to find a new gabby. >> a new one. better stronger, tougher. >> hard to imagine anyone tougher than gabrielle giffords. she went to meet with her
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constituents in safeway parking lot left with a bullet in her brain. 12 others wounded, six were killed. she has made remarkable progress. >> give me five. >> this was just weeks after the shooting. >> good job sweety. >> that voice is husband mark kelly. >> how far have you seen her come? >> a long way. i mean, in the beginning what were the first words you would say? >> what? what? chicken, chicken. >> that was it. >> chicken, chicken, chicken. >> just think how many words it could have been? >> true. >> tucson. arizona. >> it's been an emotional and painful battle back. >> good. make that right arm catch up with your left.
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>> gabby has limited use of her right arm and leg. and only partial vision in her right eye. >> so if gabby's looking at me like she can't -- tell me when you see my finger. >> yes. >> so all the right side. you know what, just gives me an opportunity to sneak up from that other side. >> the spark in their marriage is as right as ever. they know what each other is thinking before they say it. that's crucial. for gabby the saying part remains the most frustrating challenge. >> when you've got something that you want to say and just can't seem to get from here to here. >> oh, awful. i'm so sad. >> the condition called aphasia. >> on the tip of your tongue. >> tip of the tongue. >> not all the way there. >> all the way. >> which is very -- pretty frustrating. >> frustrating. >> even frustrating for me a little bit.
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>> yes. >> to try to be patient. sometimes i try to help. sometimes i'm not helping. gabby tells me. >> no way, jose. ♪ >> music it turns out is easier than language. at 44 she's trying to relearn the french horn. she used to play it in marching band is that something you did in high school? >> in high school. >> the same horn. >> you hadn't picked it up for years. >> years and years. >> giffords has always been the determined sort especially in politics. at 32 she became the youngest woman ever elected to the arizona state senate. she was in congress four years later. and was just beginning her third them when the shooting happened. >> we were sent here by our
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constituents to be their voices in washington. >> what was it about public service that always inspired you >> i have a packs for helping people. always have. >> mark kelly was in public service of a different sort. navy captain and test pilot. he joined nasa flew four missions aboard the space shuttle commanding the endeavor's final flight while gabby was undergoing brain surgery. >> what that was like for you? >> it was hard. she was on the operating table literally as i was looking out the window flying the rendezvous going 17,500. fly this within two inches of dorking while gabby is in there with a neurosurgeon. >> you worried about her? >> yeah. ou worried about my last trip into space? >> yeah. >> it's a risky business. not quite as risky as being a congresswoman. >> yeah.
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>> as it turns out. >> as it turns out. >> oh, well. >> thanks for coming everybody. appreciate it. >> a little over after the assassination attempt gabby giffords officially resigned from congress. both she and mark kelly found themselves at across roads. their old lives were gone the future uncertain. and then came the shooting at sandy hook elementary in newtown, connecticut. >> we went and visited he newtown and visited a bunch of the parents afterwards. and you talk about tough. >> oh, awful. >> when you meet them you just feel like, you know it's kind of obligation to try to do something about it. >> not that they dislike guns. they are avid gun owners. in fact gabby has been learning how to shoot with her left hand now. >> there's no reason why we can't have, you know our right
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to gun ownership and at the same time do everything we possibly can to keep guns out of the hands of the dangerously mentally ill felons, domestic abusers, stalkers. >> they cowrote "enough" a book published by simon and shuster, a division of cbs. and they formed americans for responsible solutions. a political action committee that raised millions to push for gun control. >> congress is afraid of the gun lobby. tell washington it's too dangerous to wait. >> when a bipartisan proposal failed by handful of votes back in 2013, gabby stood behind an angry president obama in the rose garden. >> all in all this was a shameful day for washington. >> bad day. bad day. >> why do you think nothing has happened in congress on this issue? >> so, so solely.
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slow pace. >> but is it just that it's slow? doesn't seem like it's making any progress. >> a little bit. stopping gun violence takes tournament. >> she and mark were back earlier this month trying again. >> you think you ever run for office again? >> maybe. maybe, maybe. >> what about you? there's been whispers that you might throw your hat in the ring at some point? >> you know, like anything. you never say never. not something i had planned. >> for now he's busy writing children's books and taking care of gabby. three times a week they ride bikes together. >> it's a pretty nice day. >> gorgeous day. >> gabby even completed an 11 mile race last year. but gabby being gabby, wasn't satisfied with that. >> what are we going to do next
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>> pauley: it happened this past week. the passing of an architect and designer who left his mark in ways large and small. michael graves died thursday at his home in princeton, new jersey. graves was a champion of what came to be known as postmodernism. rejecting unadorned box-like designs he created buildings with patterns and textures, decorations and color. though architectural fashion eventually moved on from post-modernism, graves was far from daunted. he was busy designing household items for target and other retailers, more than two thousand in all. >> michael graves created art that surround our lives. >> president clinton awarded graves the national medal of art in 1999. four years later he was stricken
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by infection so severe it left him paralyzed from the waist down. and so began the challenging next chapter of michael graves' career. >> you certainly get frustrated my goodness, trying to do things that you can't do. until you can. >> what michael graves still could do was draw. he designed equipment for the disabled, such as this golf cart. he made custom alterations to his own home as well. all the while graves kept his architectural firm going. and he never, never abandoned hope for a full recovery. >> i dream at night walking. i don't have wheelchair dreams i have walking dreams. >> architect michael graves was 80 years old.
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>> pauley: direct from paris. musical is coming to new york, set in happier days after world war ii call it old or new war marvelous. "a man in paris" goes back stage. >> in the center of paris is 150-year-old theater. looking at her pressing room window leanne cope can see -- >> where it held. >> member of royal ballet. >> generally i am one of many swans or many snowflakes. >> now leading lady in a new musical debuting on broadway. >> when you say broadway everyone knows what that is. if you mention broadway anywhere in the world people will know what it is and that does scare me a little bit. >> it's customary for broadway
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shows to open out of town, but usually in cities like philadelphia new haven or pittsburgh. out of town tryouts to fine tune a show before facing the new york critics. so why bring this show to paris? because this show is "an american in paris." ♪ wait, you probably know the movie. gene kelly one of his most famous roles. ♪ six academy awards including best picture on lots of ten best lists. just a great movie. ♪ so you think these kids feel pressure? ask the director. >> yeah. direct a big broadway musical? absolutely. >> chest fer wheeldon one of the most respected choreographers in the world.
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his background includes the royal ballet of london and the new york city ballet. this is the first time he's ever directed a musical. >> attempting something that very few people have ever done successfully which is choreographing ballet for a broadway musical. i guess i make dances that i think i would want to see if i was an audience member. >> originally wrote the musical composition in 1928. the impressions of an american while walking around the city. the movie reflected a different time, it was made in 1952 just seven years after the war. paris was still rebuilding and it was too soon to confront post-war realities. so the movie added romance, gene kelly falls in love with leslie caron, i think a lot of us did. this paris is light colorful and carefree.
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but wheeldon's version begins with the liberation of paris and so places the war front and center. >> we were searching for a way to make the romance and the joy feel more potent coming from this place of darkness. even the cast, building each scene gives you sense of the people of paris rebuilding. so then it was about, how do we do that and make it move seamlessly and beautifully and people like the city itself was waltzing in and out on and off the stage. >> but make no mistake, gershwin is what this show is all about.
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>> the beating of the heart, the trumpet melody liquid romance. that music is just like boiling. >> now, here are the three americans in paris robert fairchild on the right plays gene kelly part. brandon his best friend or just think of oscar levant in the movie and max von essen who plays the rival in love. in the best hollywood tradition they all follow in laugh with the same girl. >> what the hell are you guys doing in my song? >> all of this against the backdrop of post war paris. >> really messy, dirty kind of scary time. >> they have been so sad and so held back for so many years that everyone needs love, everyone needs to sing, to dance, to let it out in their own way.
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it may start from a dark place but it's a fun ride. >> you'll get your big slashy numbers. don't you fret. how are the audiences in paris? >> they are so attentive so respectful when they loved it they don't stop. >> enormously talented. >> magnifique! >> then there's the magic of paris. >> every street. >> you think yeah i'll take that. >> i live here too. >> i walked along, okay, this is where we are. it's amazing. we can actually walk around paris and walk the show. >> more than inspiration it's like of greatest research you could do for a show. i feel like we have the
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opportunity to take part of paris back with us to america now. >> because they have already brought america to paris. >> ♪ i've got rhythm i've got music. ♪ i've got my gal who could ask for anything more? ♪ i've got daisies in green pastures ♪ i've got my gal who could ask for anything more? ♪ old man trouble, i can't mind him ♪ you won't find him round my door ♪ i've got starlight ♪ i've got sweet dreams. >> from this american in paris bon courage mes enfants. >> pauley: ahead.
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the butterfly effect felt around the world.
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>> pauley: for some time now steve hartman has been telling us the story. the north carolina man with als who first caught steve's attention giving away donuts. has gone on to stage award shows for children's random acts of kindness. now steve brings us up to date. >> it's always been a mystery to me, how someone not long for this world could care so much about it. even now his voice almost gone, chris still has a lot to say about how to make the world a better place. his latest revelation is about the butterfly effect. the butterfly effect is this idea that a single butterfly flapping its wings on one side of the globe can in theory start a hurricane on the other. it's a physics concept, but
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chris wondered if it could be applied to kinding as well. >> an act of kindness. how far could it go? >> a few months ago he decided to test the theory at this diner in his hometown of durham, north carolina. he saw two girls at the table next to his and gave them each $50 with one very simple instruction. do something kind. >> and then we left. >> that was the end of it? >> yeah. and i forgot all about it. >> until. >> we got this e-mail. >> it included pictures from a village edge africa with people holding signs that red "thanks a lot for spreading kindness chris rosati." >> it was the butterfly effect. >> the two girls responsible were 13-year-old kate cameron and her 10-year-old sister anna. they say they couldn't believe
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it when a stranger gave them each $50. you didn't want to let him down? >> no. >> that makes you want to do something good with that money. >> the girl say they knew about this village in sierra leone where their dad worked. the people had been working hard to fight ebola see first paid for a feast. to help them celebrate being ebola free. they say it felt great to help. >> it inspired me. >> i would definitely encourage other people to do it. >> now what do you do? >> oh, man. get a whole lot of butterflies to flap their wings. >> to that end last month chris, who's already done so much for north carolina launched his latest campaign. he told these screaming fans his plan to give out hundreds of little butterfly grants, $50 each, to any kid who wants to start changing the world.
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♪ america, get ready for a hurricane. ♪ [ applause ] >> pauley: a visit to germany is on tap. >> we tried to link the two paintings. >> pauley: but first princess diana's brother. >> i want to again stress -- lord of the manor.
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>> pauley: minding his manor is where you'll likely find charles the knight earl spencer. remember him for the eulogy he delivered for his sister, diana, princess of wales. his stately home has seen great deal of history as tracy smith now shows us. >> about two hours north of
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london the althorp estate is 13,000 acres of english farm land and forest. a spread roughly the size of manhattan upon which sits one very grand house. that's not it. this is it. at 506 years old, althorp is truly magnificent but the upkeep. >> i've been in charge for 20-odd years i've done a new roof, new exterior new plumbing. >> i would imagine that living there is a lot nicer if you have good water pressure. it's been the spencer family home since it went up in 1508. no photos from brach then but it hasn't changed all that much. >> i think with the house -- charles, the ninth earl spencer is the owner and current caretaker. >> i'm very conscious always i'm
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just passing through. >> it's a pretty nice place to pass through. with furniture that often predates the american colonies. but even in this living museum there are clues that a real family lives here. what strikes me you have all these beautiful formal portraits and then family photos like any of us would have in our house. >> last month with my seven children which is not bad for a protestant. >> sometimes those kids run the house. >> i've still got little children i've got quite a range. they go down the main staircase on trace you know breakfast trace really fast. i think that's great. >> you're kidding me? they sled down the main staircase on trace? >> did i it. my father did it. i think it's a bit of family
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tradition. >> history is in the walls here and on them. this is stunning. charles is a historian by trade. and found inspiration very close to home. consider his distant relative, king charles the first. >> charles the first was a disastrous king, he sort of brought to the surface a war that wrath are like your american civil war remains the bloodiest conflict. that was a big surprise to me how hopeless he was. >> the king was found guilty of high treason and in 1649 he was beheaded. >> that i may pray awhile before the blow is struck. >> sir aleq guiness' depiction of charles is spot on. the king, by all accounts met his death with dignity. when charles the second his son regained the throne a decade later, he took note of the men
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who signed his father's death warrant and went after them all. the first men he brought to trial were drawn and quartered but the meaning is gruesome. >> it is. i'm not sure how much it would really be suitable for a sunday morning audience. but basically involves mutilation before death. and being hanged until you're unconscious but not dead and being tortured in the most horrific ways. >> spencer described now how horrific in his book about brutal chapter of history. speaking of agony, the owners of the grand estate suffered greatly for years under the brit irk tax code. you must take a certain amount of pride in that which you've energid to keep it alive. >> i'm proud of my family. but my grandfather lived here through the '50s and '60s when his income tax rate was 98%.
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and that's heroic to keep somewhere like this going under that sort of regime which was almost impossible. >> seems the heroes are everywhere here. besides saving the estate charles' grandfather was wounded in the first world war. his father fought the nazis after suffering a stroke willed himself to walk his daughter diana, up a very long aisle. ♪ back then as brother of the bride charles of a target for the british press. >> i look at pippa middleton now i suppose i occupied a similar slot to her a generation ago. >> you were the pippa of your day. >> without the fine derriere. they basically invent a sort of family and then there's the naughty sister or whatever. you know, whatever the tricky
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brother. >> you were the tricky brother. >> the naughty brother. >> i think that's right. right at the beginning when diana was first married these two journalists came up to me they said, well, we've all decided you're going to be the ne'er do well brother, you know. do you want to work with us? >> diana had it a lot worse as charles pointed out at her funeral. >> of all the irony about diana the greatest was this, a girl given the name of the ancient goddess of hunting was in the end, the most hunted person of the modern age. i've never watched it. but i do remember from the time that towards the end i could barely speak. so i was having to sort of punch my own -- base of my stomach with my stomach muscles to force
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out the last few sentences: so proud to be able to call my sister unique, extraordinary and irreplaceable diana whose beauty both internal and external will never be extinguished from our minds. >> charles said it took him only 90 minutes to scrawl out his heart-rending speech. in his portrait at althorp what he carries in his hand. >> do you let yourself think about the fact that she would be a grandmother now? >> well, i did think that was the one sadness, i will say i find sad at william's wedding actually because she adored her son. that was a great sadness that day, great absence. >> it's been almost 20 years now. >> i met someone the other day who was so interesting. she actually lost her sister in a car crash at the same time.
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i said, how is it for you? she said well, the pain's the same. it's just the tears are less. to lose very young sibling is a tough one. >> today on a tiny island in a small lake near the main house diana lies in quiet seclusion. but althorp has always been a refuge. during the london blitz children were evacuated here to escape the german bombs. today, it's a haven for endangered birds. and for the ninth early spencer it's a refuge as well. >> living in a historical environment as a historian you really do get a sense of how short life can be. >> short maybe. but as a place like althorp reminds us, life can also be pretty glorious. >> pauley: next.
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>> pauley: barley and hops and yeast and water, together you get beer. the basic recipe is ancient, variations are always on tap. even in a land where most people like their beer just as it is. here is elizabeth palmer. ♪ >> in germany, foaming golden beer is more than a drink. it's the life blood of tourism. an excuse to dress up. and for germans it's a pillar of national identity. at least for the older generation.
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but the young, who tend more to dance clubs than beer halls have been losing interest in the traditional brew and turning to hipper mixed drinks. enter greg koch who thinks he's got what it takes to tempt them back. u.s. style craft beer cool bold experiment mental. berlin's courier newspaper cast him as an american beer xavier come to shake up a boring german beer scene. craft beer took off in the u.s. about 20 years ago. and greg was one of its pioneers. in the '90s a self-confessed beer geek, he cofounded the stone brewing company in california with his partner, steve wagner. it's now the tenth largest craft brewery in the u.s. with annual sales of over $130 million.
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if americans loved these beers, koch thought so would germans. to prove it he spent $25 million last year on his old berlin gas works, which he's making into a brewery. is there anything like this in berlin at the moment? >> nothing. absolutely nothing at all. >> why so big? >> if you're going to do it do it grand. >> so which end is your brewery going to be at? >> the far end. >> his grand vision for this space also includes garden and 800 seat restaurant. >> big bolders in here, full size trees in here. >> based on stone's run away success operation in san diego. can you see it? >> i can see pieces of it. that vision is still he developing. >> he's going up against
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traditional german brewing industry. sold widely and cheaply. so he knows there will be skeptics. >> the typical industrial beer drinker probably quite dismissive. german beer is the best. everything else from anywhere else is not worth my time. and, by the way you're american? >> how dare you. >> not so much how dare you, more, that's the dumbest thing i've ever heard. >> but greg is no dummy. he's seen the numbers. trendy bars like vagabund in berlin specialize in craft beer while the government's own figures show sales of industrial beers have trended downward for a decade. >> for me they all taste the
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same. but the craft beer, so many different flavors and colors. yeah aromas that you can't get with majority of german beers. >> aromas that craft brewers get by adding all kinds of exotic ingredients. >> so, in this case we have cinnamon and nutmeg and hacia pepper and chocolate. >> spices and chocolate? >> it's quite sweet. >> that and they're muttering about a legal challenge arguing ancient purity laws saying anything labeled beer in germany has to be only hops, malt, yeast and water. but rory a craft beer blogger says stone's challenge will kick off long overdue reform. >> what do you think is going to happen? >> i think in germany there will be some resistance at first and
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there will need to be a national debate on what beer is. and the relationship with beer and invading german beer culture or another way of looking at the product. >> germany has seen a 30% increase in the last decade. but no matter how you cut it, greg koch is taking multi-million dollar gamble. a lot of money to indulge a packs with. >> fortunately i'm blessed with that unrealistically positive entrepreneurial gene. i see a vision for something and i somehow believe that other people will like this vision too. >> pauley: coming up. >> this year first time, gay veterans will march openly in boss to be. >> pauley: st. patrick's day for everyone. i kept on top of things. i was energetic. then the chronic, widespread
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>> pauley: tuesday is st. patrick's' day. a day of celebration to be sure. also one with history of excess and he can collusion in the opinions of "boston globe" columnist kevin collins. >> when we were kids, there was no question among my cousins about our favorite holiday. it was st. patrick's day. parade day in south boston. my uncle johnny and aunt pay lived on the parade route they opened their home not just to family but to friends and
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friends of friends. there were cold cuts and compole slaw and green cupcakes. my aunt kay was the nicest lady in the world and welcomed everybody, even strangers. i got older i realized how much booze was a part of the parade. people got loaded. threw up on the shoes peed on the sidewalk i mention this because there has been much of my life a ludicrous debate over what the parade is about and who was allowed to march. quarter century the veterans who organized resisted attempts by openly gay marchers to take part. >> the community that calls itself can now invite or not invite anyone it pleases to its parades. >> 20 years ago the supreme court unanimously agreed that the parade organizers have the right to say who mars. but having a right doesn't make you right. as for the contension by organizers that the a prayed is primarily about honoring veterans and celebrating irish
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heritage please. the first thing you see on the parade official website is link directing you to bars where you can celebrate your irish heritage and our brave vets by having a few cold ones. it was always something petty about this whole squabble and politics of exclusion. if anybody should show solidarity with people who might be shunned or derided for being nothing more than themselves it's the boston irish, who faced institutional discrimination for generations after arriving on famine ships in the 1840s. if anybody should repowell at the prospect of being unfairly stereotyped as a group, it's people in southie who were lumped together with the racist thugs who threw rocks at school buses carrying black kids in the 1970s. gay people have been marching openly in st. patrick's day for
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>> pauley: here is a look at the week ahead on our sunday morning calendar. monday is freedom of information day. a celebration of transparency in government that coincides with the birthday of president james madison, the father of the constitution. tuesday is st. patrick's day of
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course, as well as day one of a four-day visit to the united states by prince charles and his wife camilla, the duchess of cornwall. wednesday marks the 50th anniversary. first space walk, by soviet cosmonaut alexei leonov. american astronaut edward white made the first u.s. space walk two and a half months later. thursday is "companies that compare day." it's an annual event supporting the well being of employees and communities. this year's focus, childhood literacy. friday is the first day of spring. and it's day one for the national cherry blossom festival in washington. saturday sees the knight anniversary of the very first tweet by twitter founder jack door see. today twitter reports more than 500 million tweets a day. as for right now we turn to bob schieffer in washington for look
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what's ahead on "face the nation." good morning, bob. >> schieffer: good morning jane we'll talk to secretary of state john kerry and arkansas freshman senator tom cotton about that letter he wrote to the iranian leaders which some think may that have thrown the whole talks off the rails jon bob schieffer, thank you. next week here on "sunday morning." >> why did you want this part? >> anthony mason. >> i never read anything like it. >> on the final chapter of "mad men."
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>> schieffer: i'm bob schieffer today on "face the nation," the secretary of state, the rookie senator and nuclear negotiations with iran. secretary of state kerry headed into the home stretch of negotiations to limit iran's nuclear capabilities freshman senator tom cotton says iranians a letter signed by 47 republicans warning them any agreement could prove worthless has that derailed the talk? second of state kerry tells our margaret brennan he's not sure. >> how do you clear the air, are you going to apologize for this letter? >> not on your life i'm not going to apologize for unconstitutional, unthought out action as somebody has been united states senate for 60-some days. >> schieffer: we'll hear more from kerry and cotton's explanation of why he did

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