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captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is thursday, january 19, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning" right here in studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. there is a brand new poll this morning. it has newt gingrich within striking distance of mitt romney in south carolina. so we'll ask governor chris christie about the race the republicans feel and his own controversial tax cut plan. i'm gayle king. when i see you at 8:00, the battle over paula deen's diabetes disclosure. we'll hear from her and speaking of a star, she's certainly one. jessica alba is here today. i'm erica hill. rescuers return to the crippled italian cruise ship. we'll look at plans to get that ship off the rocks. also, find out why smartphones are getting to be literally a pain in the neck.
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but first, as we do every morning, we begin with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 9 o seconds. >> i fully expect the romney campaign to be dirty and dishonest. they kooint buy this. >> i get a kick out of mitt romney talking about his private sector experience. >> republicans pile on romney as polls tighten in south carolina. congressman taking credit for helping create jobs is like al gore taking credit for the internet. >> nigh goal is is to let mitt romney -- rick santorum to release his tax returns, ron paul to release a treasure map to his chest of gold. obviously, any such disaster could and should be avoided. >> the search for passengers resume but hope fades of finding
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survivors. >> whatever god's plan is we're at peace with that. >> the captain gives a stunning confession. >> he's telling investigators he tripped and fell in a lifeboat. >> bronson canyon near the hollywood side. >> officials concerned about icy roads and possible flooding. some unbelievable comments from actor mark wahlberg about how he would have prevented 9/11. >> he bit my shoulder. >> i am a volleyball player. >> all that matters. >> opa! >> so much for that plate of vegetables. first thing this morning, a shift in south carolina where an important republican presidential primary is two days away. the latest political poll out
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just had morning shows newt gingrich cutting into mitt romney's lead. they are now just seven points apart. >> that turn has led to a surprising turn of the gop race. the front-runner now doing something he's been trying to avoid. political correspondent jan crawford has more from charleston. jan, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. erica. romney came into in state with those wins in iowa and new hampshire and a lot of momentum. now we have bleaking news this morning that that eight-point victory in iowa evaporated. officials are saying that santorum is in the lead. they're missing precincts. the issue of the results may never be certified. here in south carolina, you've got newt gingrich knocking on the door rising in the latest poll. all this means is that romney is having to fight back. romney started with gingrich's experience. mocking his claim that as a congressman he helped create millions of jobs. >> congressman taking responsibility or credit for helping create jobs is like al
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gore taking credit for the internet. >> romney shift in focus shows how concerned his campaign is about gingrich's recent rise fueled by a strong showing in monday night's debate. a new poll has gingrich in striking distance with romney losing momentum. >> i fully expect the romney campaign to be dirty and dishonest for the next four days. they're desperate. >> romney is hitting gingrich over leadership with ads featuring some of his former colleagues in congress. they paint gingrich as a loose cannon. >> chaotic decisions, erratic behavior, it's a problem when your own leader is the biggest political problem that you're dealing with, which is why we removed him as the speaker. >> gingrich has said he could beat romney if only rick santorum and perry would drop out. they called it arrogant and let gingrich mow what he thought approximate it. >> everybody who wants to be in in race should be in this race. i'm not going to be someone to
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point my finger at someone and say i'm better than you, you should get out. that's not how south carolina is going to decide this race. >> reporter: but there is one thing the candidates agreed on yesterday. the president was wrong when he decided to block the keystone pipeline, which would have carried oil from canada to the gulf coast. >> this is a stunningly stupid thing to do. >> the president focus more on the election than on the next generation. >> reporter: of course, that will be a big issue in the general election with the americans worried about jobs and the economy and already president obama is going on the defensive. he's released his first ad. take a listen to that. >> for the first time in 13 years, our dependence on foreign oil is below 50%. president obama kept his promise to toughen ethics rules and strengthen america's energy economy. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> reporter: of course, the republicans say that he has done
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just the opposite. their message has been he may be a nice guy, but he has no idea what he's doing and america just can't afford four more years of that. >> jan, thanks very much. a few months ago, as you know, many republicans were hoping that this man would enter the presidential race but new jersey governor chris christie decided against it. he has endorsed mitt romney instead. the governor is with us now. welcome. >> good morning, charlie. >> are you sorry you're not in this race? >> no. absolutely not. happy to be in new jersey. >> they're at each other's throats down there. gingrich seems to be, have momentum. are you worried about your guy? >> i'm not. listen, race is generally tight near the end. you see that all the time. you saw it get tighter in new hampshire. governor romney came through just fine. i think he'll do just fine in south carolina. let's remember something. this is a place where mitt romney came in fourth place four years ago. he's leading in the polls going into the weekend. i think he's going to do very well on saturday. so no, listen, they now know
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that this is crunch time. all the other people in this race know that if mitt romney wins south carolina, this very well could be near over. they've got to try to beat him. >> if newt gingrich wins south carolina, perhaps the conservatives coalesce around him and we have a long race. >> i think we have a long race no matter what, charlie. as you know shall they changed the rules. we don't give it out winner take all until after april. it's proportional. everybody, ron paul, everybody is picking up delegates. i think rick santorum will stay in for the long haul as well. i think he feels he has a story to tell and wants to tell it. >> and rick perry had. >> i'm less sure approximate that. governor perry has a job to do in texas. if he were to come -- i saw he's in single digits in the polls. if that's the way it comes out, governor perry is a responsible guy. i think he knows he has a job to do in texas. he'll probably go back to texas and do his job. >> the attack in south carolina against governor romney has been
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a release your taxes. he said he will not do that perhaps until april. he's at 15%. a lot of americans are paying more than that. >> sure. >> how does he handle this? >> listen, how he handles it is that i don't think anybody should be shocked by that. this is a guy who hasn't a job where he's earning income for four or five years. we all know that on capital gains, dividends you pay a lower rate. everybody understands that. i said yesterday, charlie, and i really believe this. i've released my tax returns every year sn i file them. i released them historically when i ran for governor. i think get the stuff out there. if governor romney asked my advice, i would say get the stuff out there. let people see what it is. i can't see anything problematic. >> henry kissinger said if it's bad news, get it out early as possible. >> even if it's news that people are interested in. if they're interested in your tax returns you're running for president of the united states or governor of new jersey, let people see it. get back to the issues. >> if you don't, it looks like
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you're hiding something. >> i guess people could conclude that. my view is take the issue away. we're talking about creating jobs, reviving the economy. the things that republicans want to talk about and the failed record of this president. the longer we talk about when you're going to release tax returns shall the less time we're spending on those issues. >> he seems to be dancing around the idea of what his wealth is. this is the new york times today. romney riches are seeing as new hurdle complex web of assets is difficult to assess. your philosophy seems to be, tell him how much you're worth and say you're proud of it. every american wants to be rich. >> i don't think there's anything to be ashamed of that he's been a successful guy in the private sector and made money. builds businesses. staples, sports authority. in mitt's ingenuity and his investment in the companies. i don't think it's anything to be ashamed of. over time, that will happen, charlie. my view is, should happen sooner rather than later.
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>> with respect to private equity, which is what bain capital is, even if the business has failed, the partners do fine because they've been paid enormous fees. is that okay with you? isn't that capitalism? >> it is capitalism. it's the way things have gone. they lost money on certain deals too. their investors lose money as well. if they do, they're not going to wind up having people come back to them and want to work with them again if they continuously lose money and have failed businesses. he had a lot of successes over there as with happens with every capitalist company. i don't think the american people will be -- >> the fees enable them to make money. >> they're doing a job, charlie. and they're getting paid for the job that they're doing. they're helping to restructure companies, giving management consultation and helping to do it. it doesn't mean they can make the product better every time. sometimes it's about the product and whether it's good or bad or something the public wants or doesn't want. >> if this race is that tight, why aren't you in south carolina
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working for the governor? >> because this week i gave my state of the state address and my first job is to lead the state of new jersey. that's why i'm here. i did a telephone town hall last night for governor romney with 25,000 people in south carolina. there's lots of ways through the technology now for me to help in south carolina while i do my job in new jersey. >> in that state address you say you're going to cut taxes 10% across the board. >> phased in over three years. so we can be fiscally responsible about it. new jerseyans had tax increases in the years before i was governor. it's time after a tough two years, cutting the budget, restricting things, people sacrificing, it's time for us to give some of that money back. >> so when you did not have money to do a tunnel or anything else, you're now saying to the voters of new jersey, notwithstanding we didn't have the money, we're going to cut your taxes across the board by 10%. though we can't do some of the things we'd like do. >> because we've made a lot of
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tough choices. we're phasing in a billion dollar tax cut over three years. $300 million a year going back to people. the thing i love about the democrats in my state is, the only time you hear them talk about fiscal responsibility with when we're trying to give money back to people. when they wanted to spend a billion dollars more than we had in the budget last year and i -- you didn't hear them talk about fiscal responsibility responsibility then. the point is our people suffered a great deal, they deserve to get money back. but we're doing it in a responsible way, charlie by phasing it in over three years. >> in a recent interview, you were talking about president obama saying anybody who underestimates him does so at their own risk. he said he's as good a politician as i've seen. that can be a four letter word. what is a politician? >> i'm a politician. someone who practices the art of politics. you run for office and you try to make things happen in government. that's what a politician is. i was certainly -- listen, it's funny when you say someone genuinely believes what they believe. i didn't say he was genuine.
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i said he genuinely believes what he believes. i don't think it's a fake. what i said he's an excellent politician, one of the best i've ever seen. that's not pejorative. it's because he's true. i think he's been an awful president. the governing thing is the problem for the president. the politics is what he's best at. >> you mentioned the governing thing being a problem and not able to bring congress together. mitt romney is isn't able to bring the republican party together now. what makes you think he could bring republicans and democrats together? >> look what he did in massachusetts. he had a democratic legislature. 85% was democratic. the way he governed was to bring people together and to get things done in the state of massachusetts. you know what, no one was expecting to bring the republican party together. it's the third primary. there are people like newt gingrich and rick santorum who believe they should be the nominee. this is what we do. we have a fight over this stuff. we have a family fight and a primary. nobody was saying four years ago, that i recall, barack
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obama, can't bring the democratic party together because that sub orn hillary clinton wants to run. people have the right to run. when we get to 1150 delegates, then mitt romney will be the nominee and it will be over. >> if he's the nominee and comes to you and says, governor christie, i'm looking around and you look like the kind of man on my ticket as vice president, you say? >> i can't imagine that will happen. >> don't get away with that. >> that's -- if he comes and says and it did happen and he's in the room and he says, america needs you, i need you, the republican party needs you -- >> i can't imagine. >> don't say that. let me finish the -- >> let me finish the answer, charlie. he's cranky in the morning. >> you're kidding. he's happy. >> you can't imagine me doing it. i have said that i think it's rude to say no to a job that you haven't been offered yet. if you're a betting man, i expect you are, i would bet on me being the governor of new jersey after november of 2012. >> i suspect you are too. >> you bet. we'll double down on that one,
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charlie, me and you. i love this job, i really do. i'd like to stay in it. >> nank you so much, governor christie. >> thanks for having me. >> come back. >> i will. >> woee'll hold you to that. you're across the river. rough seas off the coast of italy where divers resumed the search of the capsized ship. allen is in giglio italy. good morning. >> good morning. the pressure is mounting on those searching the wreck. bad weather is on the way. the focus this morning on what's called bridge four. a gathering place for evacuations. the hunt for bodies is tied to growing concern over an environmental disaster. the authorities insist that all the rescuers must be off the ship before an operation to remove the 500,000 gallons of fuel in the tanks begins. the massive amounts of equipment that will be needed are already arriving. the specialists say the technique is called hot tapping. the fuel is pre heated so tanks can be identified.
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as oil is pumped out, it is replaced with sea water. it enables us to drill the tanks without any risks of fuel leaks in the sea. then extract the fuel once it's heated. anti-pollution booms have been laid between the wreck and the shoreline but local residents who is whole way of life is under threat are worried it won't be enough. >> environmental disaster. it would be a commercial disaster for the island's tourism, which is the main source of revenue. >> in an ironic contrast to the tragedy of the costa concordia, her sister ship, the costa serena sailed reegly past last night well out to sea. the captain who brought the costa concordia to grief by sailing too close is confined to his home near naples, a decision widely condemned by an italian public outraged over his behavior, which has been highlighted in repeated broadcasts of him disobeying orders to return to his ship.
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all of us agree it's a disgrace. it's a disgrace. >> to add to this sordid, tale police want to talk to a drinking with the captain at the time the ship hit a reef. they want to know if she was a guest of one of the officers and what she might know about what the captain said and did. >> the story continues. thank you so much. in our next half hour, john miller will show us how they might salvage that wreck and perhaps even get it
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just not literally. go for it again. [ laughter ] >> wow. that poor tennis rack kwet. marcos baghdatis didn't have a great night at the australian open. this may have given it away. in the third set of his match, he broke not one, but four of his racquets in a rage. then he lost anyway. and was fined $1250. time now to show you some of
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the morning's headlines from around the globe. the times of london reports rupert murdoch's company is paying damages to three dozen celebrities and public figures. jude law was paid $200,000. in rochester, new york, the chronicle says kodak files bankruptcy. it is one of america's greatest brand names. they've been losing money as people switch from film to digital. the l.a. times has the latest on a murder investigation one day after human head was found below the hollywood sign. police found two hands and two feet on wednesday. they're all believed to be from the same body. the seattle times is focusing on the big winter storm in washington state. some areas got more than a foot of snow. now they're expecting rain and warmer temperatures. the concern is it could lead to flooding. the washington post has this story on a billionaire named david ruebenstein. he's donating $7.5 million to
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fix the washington monument, which has been closed for five months because of earthquake damage. the cruise ship in italy has been on its side now for nearly a week which has many wondering if it can be saved or should it perhaps just be trashed. how do you go about dealing with it in the first place? john miller will be with us to talk about patching up and moving a ship like the costa concordia. stay with us. your local news is next. com with 26 minutes past
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7:00. another pretty sunrise, a seasonally cold one. temperatures where they should be, about 20ing the chillery than yesterday. forecast today a high of 41 degrees. the sunshine gives way to clouds and maybe a snowflake. no big deal though, around dinner time. here's sharon now in traffic control. good morning. i'm sure snow would cause a little chaos, but we're doing fine. we have the fire on the inner beltway at 795. there's a look at the delays on the beltway, 46 miles per hour, slowing down beyond the 46 at liberty road. there's a look at 95 at the
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bridge. still looking at a right lane closure for construction. there's a look at 83 south. for a second time in the past six months a police officer has been hit by a car while making a traffic stop. now a person is under arrest in the second case. >> reporter: that suspect is now charged with a hit-and-run. 30 -year-old matthew wood hit the state trooper as he conducted a stop early sunday morning. the trooper survived. it brings back memories of an accident in june. a police officer was hit and survived last july. there's a new law requiring
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motorists to slow down or move over for police vehicles. troopers say a man fired shots after another driver cut him off. nobody was hurt. a woman is dead after driving the wrong way down the highway. 35 -year-old angela biggnis. she was pronounced dead. the city plans to shut down the carousel saying that the owner hasn't paid the rent. it has been at the harbor for 31 years. stay with us, maryland's news station. how crews plan on moving a disabled cruise ship weighing
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does anyone charged with regulating the internet understand how any of internet stuff works? >> i'm not a nerd. >> i'm not a nerd. >> i'm not enough of a nerd. >> maybe we ought to ask some nerds what this thing really does. >> bring in the nerd. [ laughter ] >> really? nerds? you know, i think actually the word you're looking for is experts. when did congress turn into ogre? >> nerd! >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." we said earlier that the rescue operation has resumed aboard that crippled italian cruise liner. what about the next step? that would be getting the giant ship out of there.
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>> the costa concordia's owner hired a salvage company to remove 2400 tons of fuel from the ship. senior correspondent john miller takes a look at what happens after that. >> at nearly a thousand feet long, 123 feet wide, weighing 112,000 tons, getting the costa concordia from the waters off giglio island will be one of the biggest removal jobs in maritime history. but the big question, one that may take weeks to answer, is what kind of operation will this be? one to save the ship or one to scrap it. either way, it's a big job. >> would this be the kind of equipment we'd see in an operation like this? >> this is typical salvage equipment. every job requires different kbn nations. >> arnold whit i worked in the salvage business for more than 50 years. his company was called in when a freighter crashed into the rock of gibraltar, broke in two and
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sank. and when a dutch cargo ship ran aground and rolled on its side in albany, new york and when it barnl went down in nair gans et bay. saving the concordia will be a challenge. >> why is the passenger ship less stable than a greater? >> if you look at a passenger ship, most of it is out of the water. if you look at a freighter, most of it is in the water. that affect the stability. the more out of the water, the more unstable the ship is. >> as we walk past his massive cranes and barges in the port of newark, he explained what the process of saving the concordia might look like. the first step is removing the 200 to 300 tons of fuel from the ship's tanks, pumps attached to the barge are used to siphon the fuel and prevent it from spilling into the water. the massive hole in the hull would be patched and industrial strength cranes attached to barges secured to the sea floor would right the ship. to rebalance the damaged ship,
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water would be pumped out of some flooded compartments or into some dry compartments until the ship could stand up straight. a fleet of tugboats would then tow it to a shipyard for repair. one repaired, it would likely be sold to a different cruise line and returned to the seas. >> that's an economic consideration. the cost of salvage and the rebuilding would have to be less than the insured value of the vessel. >> but if the ship's owners and their insurance carriers decide the ship is damaged beyond repair. >> it won't be moved in piece, it will be then termed a wreck removal and removed in somethings. probably pretty large sections, perhaps 50, 200 or 500 tons. it will be taken apart and taken right down to the bottom. >> our own john miller is with us. you were there in 2000. you were part of the conversation about this when the u.s. s cole was taken. what did you learn from that and
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how does it apply to here and the considerations that they have to make now? >> what i learned from the cole was here you see this battleship, it has a giant hole in its hull. if you try to sail it, it's going to sink. the most amazing thing was they came along with a norwegian ship, the barge submerged itelf, they slipped the cole on top of it. it reemerged out of the water. then you saw the cole sitting like a toy. i mean, this was a huge 500 -- five-foot u.s. navy ship just being taken away. they fixed it up, it's back in the water and serving again. >> when will they have to make the decision what way to go? >> well, no matter what happens, this is going to take months. that's whether they chop it up or try to sail it again. they really got to get there. between the company, the insurance carriers and engineers, is half the ship that's been underwater, can it be gutted, cleaned out and replaced at a cost that makes
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worth it to do it. that's a $560 million ship insured for $450 million. so somewhere in there how much does it cost to rebuild half of it and patch the bottom? >> look at the numbers? >> yeah. >> john miller, always good to have you with us. thank you. >> thanks. if you love your smartphone, you should probably stick around for the next story. turns out that smartphone could literally be a pain in your neck. >> and tomorrow, star wars creator george lucas will be here to talk about the real life heroes in his new film "red tails." you're watching "cbs this morning." that's it! watch your step, folks. keep movin', please. [ announcer ] to do a job well, you need the right tools. [ thuds ] that's not gonna work. so if you're filing your taxes online, make sure you pick the best software available... with h&r block at home.
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they sent me some fascinating tax information about mitt romney and what he earned and how he earned it. you're not going to believe this. watch. >> last year mitt romney earned $38,000 for his role as the evil dr. kent richardson on general
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hospital. [ laughter ] this has been surprises in mitt romney's tax return. >> that's right. >> our healthwatch this morning, straight talk about smartphones and nielsen company says about 44% of americans now own smartphones. two years ago it was only 18%. >> smartphones help us connect with the world. even with those we love. "cbs this morning," though, contributor lee woodruff found out we may be bending a little too much to accommodate them. >> you've been doing your exercises, right? >> for the last decade, 24-year-old barry wise letter has been visiting orthopedic surgeon for a variety of joint and muscle issues. >> ten years ago when i was 14 i was experiencing symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. >> the latest ailment has him concerned. >> i started using the iphone and discovered that i was having
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tightness in my shoulder and pain radiating from the shoulder all the way down the forearm to my fingers. >> sound familiar? it's no surprise. those hours spent hunched over our iphones and blackberries are wreaking havoc on our posture. >> rise of smartphones and blackberries, all this stuff, can you explain the syndrome. >> i think you could describe it better as the fall of the smartphones. it's the small of our bodies as a result of that. you've got gravity working down on your head this way. >> dr. baron is seeing an increase in posture-related issues which he attributes to the use of smartphones. >> we're strange our muscles in our necks and upper backs and shoulders to accommodate for this position and then we spend so long doing it. >> the average human head weighs about 10 pounds. according to the physiology of the joints, for every inch forward, the strain on the neck increases tenfold.
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hunching three inches forward is like adding an extra 30 points. >> as an orthopedic surgeon who deals with this, it scares me to death. we're losing our physicality and our bodies are paying a heavy toll. >> you put the sign up where i told you to sit up straight. >> it's a lesson he preaches not only to his patients in the exam room but also at home his daughter chloe, a college freshman, spends hours a day on her phone. >> my dad has been badgering me throughout my adolescence about my posture which had definitely gotten worse since i had obtained a cell phone. >> dr. baron believes there's a simple cure for the problems associated this new phenomena. >> get outside, start moving. >> arms above like this. >> light exercise, he says, can work wonders for poor posture. >> do a good neck roll to loosen that up. it takes a couple of exercises and an awareness of it and a belief that you're actually at
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risk for these problems perpetuating for the rest of your life if you don't address it now. >> lee woodruff is with us now. good morning. great to have you back. >> we'e all sitting up straighter. >> people are not going to move away from their smartphones. what do they do? >> so we do a couple of quick things. we confine it to particular times. we don't stay on it at all times. and then we step away and do some of the exercises. another thing, one of the big inflatable exercise balls. you roll back against it a couple times a day. it reverses the effects. >> some of this has to do with our posture or lack thereof actually. >> right. >> one of the interesting things that dr. baron said to me. two things are having. we no longer have the draft where young men were taught to stand up straight and in gym classes, when girls did more dance, posture was drilled into our heads. i remember that. i'm old.
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>> you're not. this is a memo to parents. start them early. >> start them early. there's another part of this. we don't have time to get into it. but it's the social part. our children are learning to sit at adiner table or out at a restaurant talking to other people on their devices. that is another part of the reason, not only are we bent, we're drawing everything inward. we need to open it up again. >> which speaks to a broader issue. may not be about the neck. but the fact that people don't talk to each other as much anymore. it has a separate implication. >> it's look liking at the two older people at the end of their marriage at denny's not talking. but now they're 18 and on their devices. >> you go to restaurants in new york city and four people are all doing something. >> it's sad to me. >> did you hear about this new game, quote-unquote. where people take their smartphones and stack them on the table at dinner and the point is to not look at it. so the first person who can no
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park in texas. as you can see, she was eating a snack. i don't know. maybe the zebra wanted a little bit. quite a hit, though. making the rounds on you-tube. >> gayle king has a look at what's coming up in the next hour. she's in the control room. how do you get to the control room, gayle? >> you walk out the door, charlie, you turn to the right, go down a long hall and here you are. >> that's where the power is, right? >> that's where the power is. i feel it, too. i feel it. >> i'm glad i'm in the droll room and not where that lady was. >> paula deen is catching big backlash after revealing she has type 2 diabetes and that she represents a drug company that sells medication for diabetics. another famous chef tells us what he thinks about the controversy. the founder of wikileaks, julian assange makes no apologies for his release of documents. we're talking to someone who interviewed assange and here to give us insight on him.
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♪ good music to get you started. it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. we begin with tough talk about america's favorite southern cook. >> i'm charlie rose with erica hill. this morning, doctors and chefs alike are serving up a full plate of criticism for celebrity chef paula deen. >> it started a couple of days ago after the food network star, known for her rich fatty foods, revealed she's a dee bet i can. whit johnson has been checking out the backlash. he's here with us. >> good morning to all of you. i'm very good. nobody is going after paula deen for having diabetes or type 2
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diabetes. it's the fact that she's been on tv for a decade serving up and profiting from some of the most indulgent meals moan to man, which may be one reason many aren't buying her new attempt to be the face of healthier living. >> hey y'all, come on into the kitchen. >> the backlash has come as hot as her southern piggy pudding. >> paula deen is coming under fire. >> some people who think maybe she brought it on herself. >> first of all, you can get fat reading the recipes. >> kept her diagnosis of type 2 diabetes a secret for three years until this week sneemt she disclosed she's a paid spokesperson. >> you waited until you got a pharmaceutical company to pay you. >> in her announcement she revealed that she would be the new face of a diabetes drug and is launching an awareness campaign the drug maker. >> we'll be sharing with you some simple things you can do every day. >> the news quickly went viral. fellow celebrity chef anthony
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bore dane tweeted. thinking of getting into the leg breaking business so i can profitly sell crutches later. >> i've always said moderation. >> on wednesday, deen defended her wait to break the news. >> it was really something that i had to digest. and i had nothing to bring to the table. >> but deen is no strange toer controversy. recipes like her bacon cheeseburger with a glazed doughnut bun. >> got a couple of pieces of bacon. >> or deep fried cheesecake have made doctors cringe for years. >> butter is probably the fruity love to eat the most. >> one medical organization named her latest cookbook one of the five unhealthiest of 2011. >> it's more than hypocrisy because she's getting paid for the hypocrisy. >> dr. loren greene studied diabetes for more than 20 years. >> it's especially bad when you're being paid and a national spokesperson celebrity to
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announce that this is the right thing to do. to get other people to think that they can eat without worrying about what they're eating. >> with her tv shows, cookbooks and endorsements, paula deen has built a multimillion dollar empire. >> so much for that plate of vegetables. >> when she sat down with cbs news in november, the butter queen made no apologies about enjoying the very foods that are now threatening her life. >> i don't do it seven days a week. but when i do, i do it. >> powell a dean says she's making simple lifestyle changes, taking more walks and cutting back on the sweet tae which she says is a big teal for a southern girl. today it her birthday. she turns 65. a lot of changes ahead for her. >> whit, thank you very much. chef jose andres has been called one of washington's 50 most powerful people. he's this year's outstanding chef in america. according to the james beard
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foundation. chef andres, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> tell me what you make of this. >> well, you know, i don't think that what paula deen did the right thing. probably she was supposed to endorse a vegetable or fruit company. if i was her, i would go forward and i will be telling people maybe what we did over the last ten years maybe was not the right thing. but hold on. it's not like paula deen now is the cause of that in america. it's a channel that could be doing more to send the right message. also the movie industry, when you go to the theaters in america, the only thing you do is get popcorn with butter and big sodas. or the baseball stadium, they are sitting you in a place all you can eat. you go to watch a sports, but you get at that time in the process. so here we're not talking only about paula deen. we're talking that this is an
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issue that many other people need to start thinking that the only way to fight the obesity in america is the health in a very serious way. today we're not seeing this from many different places that feed people. >> chef, paula deen always said i don't eat this way all the time. i say if you're going to eat this way, certainly in moderation. but had you see a burger and krispy kreme doughnut together, you say you never need to try that one, i don't think. she's always said it's moderation, everybody makes her own decision. does that explain her position? >> unfortunately, i watch her show few times. that's not what you get from her show. but let's face it. the problem here is not bacon itself or butter itself. you can be unhealthy eating what we think are healthy items. if you eat too much of it, you're going to gain a lot of
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calories. you're going to be fat too. i do believe what we have to be talking is precisely more about moderation, about self-control. but when you have tv channels that they have huge influence, that the only thing they're telling you every single hour of the day that more is better, that's what we need to be changing. that mentality is what's getting us in trouble. >> that's definitely taking the positive from the situation, right? focusing the discussion on what we need to do to be healthier which she wants to do now. we can't ignore the fact that as we're learning about what happened, food network just learned she had diabetes for three years about a week ago in one article i saw. how much does this hurt her image, the fact that she was holding all of this back until seemingly she had some sort of a deal? >> well, again, personally, i am a father, i'm a chef that feeds many people in america. i'm a concerned citizen. yes, i will say that what paula deen has done maybe is not the
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best. maybe she was supposed to go forward quicker. but, again, i need to be to a degree we need to be careful. now we cannot put all of the blame on paula deen. paula deen and the food network, all the other cooking shows that you see around tv that influence people to eat more or unhealthy, they're only the tip of the iceberg of the obesity problem we have in america. i'm only happy about paula deen because it's bringing the issue forward and that's what we need to be concentrating. should be something that in ten, 20 years from now should be a sickness that with a healthy lifestyle, good vegetables and fruits, sickness we can put away in an easy way. >> i don't get the sense that people are blaming paula deen for obesity. they get the feeling she didn't reveal she had diabetes. people want to keep health issues to themselves.
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when it finally is revealed, we hear that she has a drug deal. do you think she misled the people that watch her? >> well, you can have that feeling. i want to see an opportunity here. because paula deen is followed by many millions of americans. >> she is. >> because she has a true influence, okay, yes, we can criticize for what she didn't do. but you know what, at least now she's moving forward. on paper, she has new show that is promoting a healthy lifestyle, healthy cooking style. i will say that we all do mistakes, we also have sports, very famous nba players or baseball players that are on tv doing commercials promoting fast food chains and no one seems to be criticizing those people that on paper are the ones that should be guiding us also through a healthy lifestyle. >> so much it talk about on so many levels. chef
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can help you breathe easier. ♪ mark wahlberg is apologizing this morning afa parentally suggesting some passengers aboard the hijacked flights could have done more to stop the hijackers. terrell brown looks at what wahlberg has said and what he's saying now. >> i'll come asking your wife for it. >> action star mark wahlberg may be getting he can length reviews but families of 9/11 are giving bad reviews. wahlberg was scheduled to be on
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the airlines on the plane that crashed into the world trade center said "if i was on a that plane with my kid, it wouldn't have went down like it did. there would have been a lot of blood in that cabin and we're going to land somewhere safely. don't worry. the uproar was immediate and in the new york post. alice hog land's son was killed. saying mark wahlberg has the luxury of knowing how the events unfolded. nne of the innocent people on board have that luxury. the element of surprise was worging against them and it would have been worked against him too had he opinion a passenger or crew member. he was quick to apologize saying to speculate about such a situation is ridiculous and to suggest i would have done anything differently was irresponsible. i deeply apologize to the families of the victims that my answer came off as insensitive. it was certainly not my intention. the former bad boy turned pop sensation, turned film actor
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is now a devoted family man. in an interview with "cbs this morning" last week, he opened up about his focus on family life. >> there are things that i've done in my past i probably would not want them to know about. it's part of who i am. >> even though wahlberg didn't board the plane that fateful day, his comments are now part of the discussion ten years later. terrell brown, cbs news. can we just say, aren't we glad he apologized. he was just here at the table, erica. couldn't possibly have meant it the way it came out. >> one would hope not. >> no, no. he deeply apologized. there's a new breed of grandparents as they wait for their children to have children, they're saying you guys are taking too long so they're raising grand puppies. that story is up next. you're watching "cbs this morning." this portion of cbs had morning sponsored by mercedes-benz. experience truly great engineering today at your authorized dealer. in my line of work, it's not uncommon for the term "hero" to be bandied about.
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it is one thing for a dog to be man's best friend, but a growing number of baby boomers are taking puppy love to a whole new level. seth doane looks at this new trend. it's called grand puppies. >> she considers herself the perfect grandma. never mind that she spoils her little one with trips to, well, petsmart. >> such a good boy. >> denise doesn't have any human grandchildren, but she has all of a grandmother's love for seven-year-old hercules. >> i love playing with him and doing things for him. he's not my grandchild but he's my grand pup. >> yes, she said grand pup. pictures above her suburban new jersey fireplace. more prominent than most family wedding photos. little eherc is hardly just on
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the mantle. >> do you wear this. >> sometimes. >> how much do you want grandchildren? >> oh, i want grandchildren. >> do you put pressure on your daughter to have kids? >> oh, yes. even before she was married. yes imt. >> her 32-year-old daughter who owns hercules is married now. but wants to focus on her teaching career before having kids. >> how much pressure does hercules take off of you when it comes to grandchildren? >> if he wasn't here, i don't know how much pressure i would have because now it's immense. if he's taking off pressure, god help me. >> nationwide, many like her are waiting longer to have kids. birth rate for young women are the lowest since the 1940s when america started keeping track. >> the role of a dog in a family changing? >> absolutely. every generation they seem to become more and more integrated into our lives. >> sara wilson, a pet behavioral expert who has written eight
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books on the subject points to another figure that's rising. the 43 million households with dogs. >> there are more households now with dogs than with children. so people are getting married later, they're having children later and grandparents are waiting longer to be grandparents. they see the incredible attachment their child has to the dog and they respond. >> hello. >> hi there. >> harvey and add i respond via skype from their home in marietta, georgia. these wannabe grandparents check in with stui a beagle mix. >> her tail is wagging. >> in california, norma wilson encourage the surrogate grandmother role with her daughter's mastiff and maltese. >> they love you unconditionally. when you feel bad, they come over and they lick your face. >> sara wilson says bonding with dogs even has health benefits.
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>> we get more objection i toes inwhen we touch our dogs. it makes us social, friendly, trustworthy, all kinds of good things. >> that's grandma. >> as if denise needed scientific proof. >> this is the first christmas card. >> she doesn't see harm in loving the six-pound yorkie so much. >> when i have my grandchild, i'm sure i'll be very excited and do all the wonderful things. but hercules will have a special spot. >> seth doen is here and some people could say those people are crazy. cuckoo for cocoa puffs. others could say that's my story, that's me. >> that's what everyone is saying. i keep talking about the story. but i also have a grand pup at home. even erica. >> when we had our dog, four or five years before we had kids. i told my parents, they had a grand dog. they loved him. >> i look forward to the day
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beltway drive times and speeds. this traffic report brought to you by the baltimore boat show. don't miss the progressive baltimore boat show. get details and tickets on line. a state trooper was hit by a car while writing a ticket. now the man behind the wheel of that car is facing charges. >> reporter: that suspect is now charged with a hit-and-run. 30 -year-old matthew wood hit the state trooper as he conducted a traffic stop early sunday morning. the trooper survived. it brings back memories of an incident in june, a car hit 27 -year-old city police officer teresa rigby. she survived. the state began enforcing a new law requiring motorists to move over or slow down for stopped
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." it's been two years since wikileaks founder julian assange revealed 250,000 classified state department cables. you may remember that it caused such an uproar. then he was accused of sexually assaulting two women in sweden. >> he's been under house arrest since then. assange gave a rare interview to
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michael hastings, the author of a new book called the operators. good morning, michael. >> thanks for having me on. super hot new show. glad to be a part of it. >> let's look at where julian assange is. is he going back to sweden to face the music? >> february 1st they'll decide whether or not he goes back to sweden. he's in an undisclosed location in the english countryside. he has an ankle bracelet on. every day he has to check in at the police station. he's isolated. >> the likelihood is that he will go back or not go back? >> it's unclear. eventually, he will probably have to go back to face the allegations against him. though he's trying to resist that at this time. >> do you believe that what he has done has caused people to lose their lives? >> no. i think there's been no evidence of that. i think as a whole, it's been a net positive. whether you look at the arab spring, occupy wall street. over 100,000 stories of the wikileaks documents has inspired. >> i'm curious, michael, about how you got the interview and
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your impressions of him. he's been described, none of them good. rapist, sexual deviant, enemy combatant and cia agent. all of those things? >> what i said -- you know, it took about a month and a half of negotiating with wikileaks to get the interview. what i said was, look, you've been demonized very, very intensivelily in the u.s. press. i want to give a chance for julian to be julian, allow him to speak. warts and all. i think if you read it, you see he is a human being, he has a project. he's a brilliant guy and are there reasons to criticize him? yes. but on the wholly think what he's doing for journalism is important. >> after a month, they said sure, come on down. didn't know where to go. >> they didn't. they said -- >> curious about the process. i hear he's so prickly and evasive. i'm just curious. >> they wouldn't confirm anything. finally i said look, i'm getting rolling stone behind knee a ticket to go to london tomorrow, man. i'm going to show up.
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hopefully you'll talk to me. >> what did you find when you got there? he does not exactly win himself many fans. he's not a sympathetic character. what was he like? >> i found him fascinating guy to hang out with. the real sympathetic character in this case is bradley manning. while i was there with julian, the bradley manning pretrial was going on. he was in close contact with manning and elseburg. >> what's the relationship? what kind of a relationship is there between assange and manning at this point? does he feel -- how does he feel towards him? >> i think he's very sympathetic and is working in defense of bradley manning and the key with the manning trial is that the government is trying to get manning to flip to testify against assange to try to create this case that wikileaks is an espionage agency essentially. >> some of the papers that were publishing this stuff have come back at, including the guardian,
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prestigious newspaper, in england. also the new york times. >> right yes. i mean, look the relationship that assange feels betrayed by both the guardian and the new york times. >> i think they feel betrayed by assange. >> one of the things, there's a culture clash here. julian assange is a tech geek coming from the hacker culture. for this brief moment in time, he had five of the major media organizations in the world working together with him to pull off this journalistic coup. after the party is over, recriminations happen, people get big egos. words are said. >> who has the biggest ego? >> i think having worked in the media business and lived in washington, i think julian could give the people a run for their money or vice versa. >> everything you've said so far seems to find no fault with julian assange. is that a correct impression? >> no.
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i think -- i have fault with some of the things they did at wikileaks in terms of redaction. i think it's an imperfect organization. >> redaction meaning? >> meaning on some cases they failed to take out some of the names. >> they failed to do that, what happens? >> it could potentially put someone's life at risk. i would argue, though, that there's no evidence that of happening. it was used as a weapon to criticize them. >> in some cases to make -- one more point. some of the disclosures help the united states. it showed, in fact, some diplomatic cables where people were trying to work for positive outcome. >> in tunisia, they credited the information found in wikileaks. secretary of state clinton talks often about internet freedom and transparency. it's great to talk about that in theory, but when you have the radical expression of that, which is julian assange and wikileaks, it can be challenging. >> another big story, you did stan mcchrystal, any regrets
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about that story and the cop kwens that is it led to? >> i'm proud of that story. in the book, i give the full context -- >> did you think he was going to lose his job? >> no. >> what did you think would happen? >> every other bit of war reporting i've done is like a drop in the ocean. the fact that what happened did happen was shocking to me. as i think in the book that i have out, the operators, it gives the whole wild uncensored tale. but most readers come away sayings mcchrystal is a complicated figure like macarthur. >> i believe charlie, you interviewed him at one point. one of the questions asked was, if you were president obama, would you have fired yourself? his response was several times as a joke. >> as a joke, exactly. >> i think he's a fascinating character and it's a tough business, politics, the military. but we're talking about the
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longest war america has been in and the people who promote those policies that keep us in these wars need to be scrutinized as -- >> would it have been different if he had not had to resign? >> in terms of how the wars played out this. >> yes. >> no, i don't think so. >> it was a continuation of things that he was doing? >> yeah. the policy essentially states the same. but that was a moment where president obama reclaimed control organ to reclaim control of the pentagon and since then he has -- >> meaning president obama lost control of the pentagon. >> that's what happened the first year of the administration. >> you could stay for an hour. we'll have you back. thank you. >> since 9/11, many foreign travelers have had a hard time visiting the u.s. we're going to take you next to the white house where president obama is hoping to mak ,,,,,,,,,,
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president obama comes to new york city tonight for four big money campaign fundraisers, including a concert at the legendary apollo theater. before he gets to the big apple, he's off to disney world as we hear from bill plant. bill, good morning. why the trip to disney? >> good morning to you. this won't come as any shock. it's about jobs. he's going to see mickey and minnie because they live in florida. florida is a battleground state that he will need in november. the tourist industry in florida brings in billions. but there are still 10% unemployed. so today the president will talk about getting more foreign tourists into the united states. the bureau of economic that analysis estimates that for every so many tourists it creates one new job. the president will sign an executive order making it easier for travelers to get into the u.s., especially travelers from china and brazil.
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developing economies with new middle class, huge middle classes and then spend, according to the commerce department, 5,000 to $6,000 each every time they come here. there's another reason he's going to this part of florida. it is part of the swing state, the swing battleground in that state which could make the difference in november. gayle, charlie? >> all right. thank you, bill. thank you very much. cbs news travel editor peter is here to talk about this. >> good morning, gayle. this has been going on for quite some time. the travel industry lobbying administrations and now the obama administration. it's the largest services export industry. it creates about 14 million jobs. the real problem is what's been going on in the last ten years. sobering figures, in 2000, the united states enjoyed 17% of the long haul travel market. that means they came here. by 2010, it dropped to 12.4%.
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that means we lost 78 million visitors over $600 billion in spending. $37 billion in tax revenue and most importantly perhaps over 467,000 jobs. so this is a significant policy statement that's going to happen today. >> i'm thinking, any time -- anybody who has tried to get a visa recently knows what a pain in the bottom that that could be. i'm thinking anything that eases travel restrictions is good news for the economy in a very big way. >> very big way. the wait time for foreign visitors can be months. we don't have enough officers in the consulates overseas and basically people are giving up. they're saying, if i want to come to the united states and do business or just visit here, and i have to wait weeks and weeks to get a visa, why go through it? we have the reputation of being unwelcoming and inhospitable and the numbers reflect that. >> peter, now that the numbers
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changed, it's been brought up before, why now, though, were they able to push this through? is it simply about jobs or less concerns over, say, national security? >> there's always the national security restrictions and concerns. but bottomm-o-n-e-y. the bottom line is we have lost out and the problem is when that money goes somewhere else. if we can make the visa access easier, without restricting security concerns, guess, what we all win. >> how much does this speed up the process for people? >> it depends how many are put back in the embassies and what we do when the people get to the you state. how we staff the security lines with customs and immigration. it can make it as little as a week to ten days now. that's the goal to let people have an answer about their visa in a reasonable amount of time. >> i notice, peter, a minute ago you said we have the reputation of being unwelcoming and inhospitable. who are you referring to?
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they haven't been here to studio 57. who are you talking about mr. greenberg? >> maybe i need a visa to come there. >> who is going to benefit the most? is there a section of the country that will benefit the most from these changes? >> if you look at the 14 million jobs we're talking about that travel and tourism creates, there are so many indirect jobs that are not even part of that number that everybody will benefit because when you take a look at the average chinese tourist in this country for their stay, they're spending $6,000 to $7,000 per visit. add up the numbers, it's quite significant. >> peter greenberg, thank you for joining us this morning, peter. always good to see you. jessica alba in studio 57. ,,
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♪ ♪ we know that song. that's the lovely adele singing set fire to the rain. one of the huge hits from her top selling album. >> she's had a great year. also jessica alba is doing pretty well for herself. she was described as stunning at the golden globes. good morning. >> awe. hi, good morning. >> did you see you in that dress? i looked at you on the red carpet and i said, go jessica, go. >> oh, thank you. >> considering you've just had another baby girl. >> yes. >> five months ago. >> he was reading the paper. there you are in the paper. i'm wondering does it ever get old to you? you're sort of walking down the street. i think is said she's on her way to get coffee or something. literally walking out of the hotel. does it get old or annoying, no matter what you do, somebody is standing there with a camera. what do they expect you to do? >> i mean, it's just -- it goes with the territory.
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i'm thankful to be doing what i do for a living. i feel super blessed. >> better to have it than not to have it. >> i have met you several times and i've had so many incredible experiences that i wouldn't have if it wasn't for this business. you kind of -- you take the good and the bad. so it's fine. >> are they respect full of -- you have two little girls. your older daughter is three and a half. >> three and a half. >> is it hard for you? once you have kids, your whole life changes. do they tend to be respectful of your children and family and give them space? >> they don't. no. i wish there were -- there was some sort of law in place where they couldn't photograph the kid and print photos of your children. obviously, they're not public figures. they didn't make that choice. >> i don't -- i don't make it a big deal. when there's cameras there, i'm like how funny. anyways, have -- >> you don't make it a big deal.
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>> karate life today. show me a dance move. we keep it moving. >> what do they think of it? >> honor, haven is five months. she doesn't know anything really about it. honor is, only when other people make her aware of it. then she becomes aware of it. she just thinks everyone gets their picture taken and she thinks they're everywhere all the time. >> you're just mom to her. >> yeah. >> really a wonderful beautiful thing at the end of the day, you get to come home to these little faces. to them, this is just what mommies do. >> they don't know that you're jessica alba. when charlie described you as stunning, they said you were stunning, i have to say, really, when i saw you on the red carpet, my mouth fell open. i knew you had the baby five months ago. i'm one of these people losing my baby weight ten, 15 years ago. did you feel pressure to look that good after five months or were you thinking --
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>> i didn't put as much weight on my second pregnancy. it came off completely differently. i did workout and i made better choices with eating. i ate as much fresh produce and organic as possible. i'm really big on having like the least amount of preservatives and pesticides and nontoxic things in my house, which is why i started the ecobaby company that i started. >> clearly, you didn't try paula deen's krispy kreme burger. >> no. >> i looked at it and i said i like southern foods and i said i'll pass. you mentioned you started something because why? with all that you're doing, kr did you say i need to do this too? >> well, this is something that i wanted to do for three years. it's been three years in the making. basically, i did lots of research when i was pregnant with my first child and i was looking at the best strollers and car seats and the best
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mattresses and all these things. i actually read this book called healthy child, healthy world. it talks about how there are so many toxic chemicals in everyday products from counter sprays to shampoos to laundry detergent and i was horrified that there were toxic chemicals in baby products. and so i was like, are there any product that don't have these toxic chemicals in them? and so i tried to -- i went online and i would go to trader joe's and whole foods. but to put together, you know, a safe and healthy environment for your family and of products is challenging. so i was like, it's expensive and everything is brown. that's so crazy. so i went to the author of healthy child, healthy world and i was like, what do you think of a brand that has diapers, has all your cleaning products and then also has body care products for children and for your family
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and -- >> great idea. >> i was like everything being cute. >> he said that's an awesome idea. we partnered up and we have another partner named brian lee who founded shoe dazzle and legal zoom. he was like, i would love that as well. so we have this awesome company. it's available to anyone in the united states. selling safe product. >> jessica, thank you so much. great to meet you. >> thank you. thank you so much for having me. tomorrow, a one-on-one interview with george lucas. that does for us. up next your local news. we'll see you tomorrow on cbs had more than. i'll be away but i'll leave you in capable hands. see you tomorrow right here. in capable hands. see you tomorrow right here. "cbs this morning." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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