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good morning. it is wednesday, april 11, 2012. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. breaking news -- a massive 8.6 earthquake strikes off the coast of indonesia. in politics, rick santorum quits the presidential race. and we'll talk with virginia governor bob mcdonnell who may be on mitt romney's short list for vice president. i'm gayle king. the prosecutor in the trayvon martin case could make a major announcement as early as today after george zimmerman's lawyers drop him as their client. i'm erica hill. he has a green jacket and the general lee. masters champ bust bubba watson is here in studio 57. first as we do every morning, we begin with a look at
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today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. >> this presidential race for us is over for me and we will suspend our campaign effective today. >> rick santorum steps aside. clearing the path for mitt romney to claim the nomination. >> no! rick! >> i have to be honest, this is a good day. >> rick perry, michele bachmann, herman cain. it's going to be a great next season of "celebrity apprentice". >> we're withdrawing as counsel for mr. zimmerman. i can't represent a client who doesn't stay in contact with me. >> this is completely inexplicable and i thought i was watching a "saturday night live" skit. >> zimmerman is ditching his lawyers but talking to hannity in. >> he's not even willing to tell us what our client told him. the tsunami watch is in
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effect after a powerful earthquake off the coast of indonesia. the 6.8 quake had people pouring out of their homes in panic. in california a bear scare. >> right there. >> hold it. a resident there. he just saw the bear. >> police believe it was the same bear that broke into a refrigerator earlier and swiped sop meat balls. >> ozzie guillen has been suspended for five games. >> he says he respected and admired fidel castro. now he's apologizing, after talking it over with his good friend hugo chavez, so i think it's going to work out. >> all that -- >> disco rally. somebody going to pull the roller skates out now? >> -- and all that matters -- >> an amazing dog rescue caught on camera. a golden retriever jumps into a pool and saves a drowning puppy. >> on "cbs this morning." >> how would you describe your personal style of play, your personal approach to play? >> awesome.
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captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." millions in southeast asia are bracing for a potential tsunami at this hour. it is the same part of the world where a 2004 tsunami killed some 250,000 people. an 8.6 magnitude earthquake struck early this morning in the indian ocean. >> tsunami warnings are posted in ind niece that and thailand, which were both devastated by the 2004 tsunami. warnings in parts of india and sri lanka. we're joined from beijing. >> reporter: we learned 20 minutes from the meteorological agency, confirmation that a tsunami will hit indonesia. the island of sumatra. this contradicts reports that this is not the type of earthquake that would lead to a tsunami because low tides have not yet been reported in sumatra
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island. a low tide is usually the indicator that a major tsunami wave is on the way. but people in banda aceh province are not wasting any time. they've learned their lessons from 2004's asian tsunami, in which 220,000 people were killed in indonesia. on many people in banda aceh are fleeing to higher ground. we heard reports of traffic jams in the area, people who can't get into cars are simply fleeing on foot, trying to go anywhere they can to escape a potential tsunami wave. >> celia, what do we know about the casualties on the ground? >> well, at the moment it's very difficult for the indonesian government to get any clear information on damage or casualties because banda aceh city in banda aceh province, the area thought to be hard hit, has no electricity and all phone lines are down. so, it's very difficult to get any concrete information. we're simply seeing television
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pictures showing people fleeing for higher ground. we've had scant reports from people in the area there's general panic and we are also hearing messages that koran, recitations of the koran are coming from mosques all across banda aceh city at the moment. >> thank you very much. we turn now to presidential politics. all of a sudden the race for the 2012 republican nomination is practically over. >> that's because of rick santorum's decision to suspend his campaign on tuesday. removing mitt romney's most serious competitor from the gop primary battle. chip reid is in washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. rick santorum made the announcement in his home state of pennsylvania. he did not say exactly why he's getting out of the race but he hinted strongly that it has a lot to do with the health of his 3-year-old daughter bella who sufficients from a rare genetic disorder. one thing is clear, the path to
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the nomination is wide open for mitt romney. >> this presidential race for us is over, for me, and we will suspend our campaign effective today. >> reporter: even as rick santorum dropped out of the republican presidential race, he promised to help his party win in november. >> this game is a long, long, long way from over. we'll continue to go out there and fight to make sure we defeat president barack obama. >> reporter: but santorum didn't go so far as endorsing the man he's been trying to beat, mitt romney. the former pennsylvania senator trailed romney in the delegate vote by nearly 400 and polls show him losing support in his home state, which would have been an embarrassing defeat. the republican front-runner called yesterday a good day and stayed focus on president obama as he pushed back on white house attacks that gop policies are bad for women. >> the real war on women has been the job losses as a result of the obama economy. >> reporter: romney now has work to do on his image, a new
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national poll gives president obama a 2-1 advantage over obama for being more friendly and likeable. in fact, romney's negative shot up in recent weeks as santorum hit him with attack after attack. >> ladies and gentlemen, we already have bun president who doesn't tell the truth to the american people. we don't need another nominated by our party to do the same. >> this is someone who doesn't have a core. he's been on both sides of almost every single issue and would be probably the worst candidate for us to nominate, t go after barack obama. >> reporter: santorum and romney did speak on the phone yesterday. we are told romney did ask for santorum's endorsement. no official word yet on whether that is coming but santorum has said in the past that he will support the eventual nominee. charlie and erica? >> thank you, chip. with us now virginia governor bob mcdonnell, chairman of the republican governor's association. welcome. >> thanks. >> where does this go now? are conservatives prepared to back the nominee, the likely
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nominee? >> i think he's the nominee. i've been supporting him for a couple months. i think he's the best candidate we've had because he can appeal to independent voters, did a great job in massachusetts cutting, balancing the budget. things that are wrong in washington right now, romney has a record of getting things done. i think the enthusiasm will quickly pick up. people will unify around romney-m because the goal is to win the presidency. and i think conservatives, independents, clear-thinking moderates will get behind romney quickly. now that it's head to head, i think the differences and the visions and records of these two candidates are going to come to light quickly. >> for a moment, staying within your party, what should rick santorum do now? >> well, i think he's -- >> done what he has to do? >> i think he has. he ran a very spirited campaign. very limited financial resources, worked hard and brought energy and volunteers to the party. him getting out at this time is
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the right thing. >> what role can he mra i? >> i think he can get enthusiastically behind mitt romney, ask all of his supporters, both fiscal and social conservatives, to enthusiastically get behind mitt romney, work for him and keep their eyes on the big prize, which is winning the presidency. more importantly, governing well for america to get us out of this debt and deficit and this vision for higher taxes and bigger government. rick santorum is a great mess messenmesse messener for that. >> enthusiastic support? >> absolutely. >> there's been talk about the eventual vice presidential nominee. you have said you're not asking for the call, but -- i'm quoting here -- but it would be a tremendous honor, you'd be interested. if you did get that call, what would you bring to the ticket? >> i'm going to let you experts pontificate about that. i got the job held by thomas jefferson and patrick henry, governor of virginia. we've done a lot of good things, balancing a budget and -- >> in that vain, what do you think, then, the ultimate vp
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should have? what's most important for them to bring to the ticket? >> the nominee has to decide that but i think it's got to be someone who's got the same vision of mitt romney, that's going to focus on jobs and deficit reduction and comprehensive vision for energy. and can bring people together. i think we've got a president that's been dividing the country on everything from men versus women to rich versus the middle class. we don't need that. we need people that are going to say, we're all-americans. we can do better than what we've done. let's find a way to get together and work as americans to make the greatest country on the earth even better. that's what they need. we need a positive, optimistic vision for america. ultimately, that's up to the nominee. i'm perfectly happy being governor of virginia. >> president obama raised the analogy of the lyndon johnson race against barry goldwater, this will be the clearest choice since then.
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that was a race that resulted in an overwhelming victory for lyndon johnson. >> i would say that certainly going into the race four years ago people -- it was well known president obama is the most liberal member of the united states senate. he's governed like that with more big government, more health care, more taxes. he's done virtually nothing, charlie, to get us out of this crushing and unsustainable and immoral debt, $16 trillion. his budget would get us to $25 by 2021. no vision on energy. jobs over 8% unemployment rate for 38 consecutive months. that's not a very good record to run on. i think clearly governor romney coming in with a great record of 100,000 jobs created at bain capital, reducing $3 million in deficits as governor of massachusetts. these are real life -- >> i certainly think it's going to be competitive. and i expect romney to win.
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the last three cycle elections in virginia i won by 18. i think it's tilting back to right of center orientation. i expect romney to win virginia. president obama is a great campaigner, he'll raise a lot of money. i think the issue, which are jobs, economy, taxes, spending, deficits, energy, all favor the republicans this time. >> governor, thank you for joining us. >> thanks for having me on. appreciate it, charlie. >> nice to have you here. in the trayvon martin case a special prosecutor says she'll release new information about her investigation and perhaps as soon as tomorrow. that followed a surprise news conference where george zimmermans lawyers say they no longer represent him. jeff glor is in sanford, florida, where zimmerman shot martin more than six weeks ago. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. for six weeks there's been a search for answers in this case. yesterday more questions. the news conference was as sudden as it was surprising. >> as of now we're with drawing as counsel for mr. zimmerman. we've lost contact with him. up to this point we've had
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contact every day. >> reporter: craig sonner and hall uhrig say sunday was the last time they heard from their client, george zimmerman. >> he's not returning my messages, my texts, e-mails. he won't even give me a collect call. >> reporter: benjamin crump, the attorney for trayvon martin's parents, are worried no one knows where zimmerman is. >> we're concerned he may be a flight risk. nobody knows where he's at. he can get in contact with you but he can't get in contact with him. >> reporter: dropping lawyers was the most unusual move by zimmerman. over the weekend he set up his own website to collect donations, updating is yesterday by saying, i'm attempting to respond to each and every one of my supporters personally. zimmerman also apparently upset his legal team by placing an off the record phone call to fox new's sean hannity, who confirmed the call but little else on his show last night. >> he reached out to me. we spoke on the phone about his case. and i agreed not to report on
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the contents of that conversation. that's it. i don't -- i know nothing about his relationship with his now-former attorneys. >> reporter: the final straw, says uhrig, came yesterday when zimmerman reached out to the case's special prosecutor, angela corey. >> one of the things every defense attorney tells his client is, don't talk to the prosecutors, don't talk to the cops. frankly, don't talk to anybody until we get control of the situation and do it through counsel. >> reporter: corey's office says they did not speak with zimmerman because he was not with mhis lawyers at the time. those lawyers say zimmerman is not in florida. >> thank you very much. senior correspondent john miller and legal analyst jack ford. good morning. >> good morning. >> what is your reaction to this kind of behavior by the attorneys and their client? >> you know, this has been an odd case from the very beginning. unusual from the very beginning. starting with the law in florida, which is so different from so many other states.
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but it's even more curiouser and curiouser, as they say in the literary world, but to have the lawyers standing up and saying, we no longer represent him. after a month or so, we haven't even met with him yet. we've talked with him on the phone about a variety of things but all of a sudden we find out he's talking to media folks, he's reaching out to the prosecutor himself. & >> why accept a case in which you have not yet talked to the client? >> that happens. oftentimes the first thing you get is a phone call from somebody and they might say, a family member is in jail, for instance. can you talk with them? talk with me first. so, preliminary conversations, initial conversations by phone are not terribly unusual. usually at some point in time you want to sit down with the client. and especially give them instructions, most importantly, you don't talk to anybody unless i give you the okay and unless i'm there with you. so, it's another unusual piece of this puzzle. >> john? >> well f you look at the developments of yesterday, and i spoke to one of the top criminal defense attorneys in florida yesterday who said what you're seeing here is the perfect storm
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of insanity, was the term he used, but if you look at the tactical piece of this, if i'm the prosecutor and my point of contact is these attorneys because i can't talk to this guy, he's represented, as jack pointed out, at some point i'd say we're going to bring a charge, produce your client, bring them to court. i'm in a different place. a, he's not represented. b, i lost my link to them if he's supposed to produce them. i'm going to say, i want my investigators out, i want to know where he is, if i don't already. i want eyes on that location. and this was then followed by announcements saying within 72 hours we're going to call a press conference, we're going to give you three hours' notice. to me that suggests the wheels are turning for them to say, we want to know where he is, have people there. if i give the signal to pick him up, i want to be in position to do that. the lawyers told us yesterday, appropriately or otherwise, that they think he's out of state,
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which means florida authorities can't pick him up. they have to get local authorities there and maybe go for extradition. >> you said if they know where he is and the investigators start looking into it. do you think at this point law enforcement knows where george zimmerman is? initially it seems, hey, we're going to keep tabs on him but not tell anything anybody for obvious reasons. >> that's a fascinating question. what law enforcement said, sanford police, we are in contact with him. which is different from, we know where he is. now you fast forward weeks and weeks later. and when they're represented, after he's represented by lawyers, as jack has said, they're not allowed to be in contact with them. so, it's entirely uncertain, to me, whether they actually do know where he is. that's going to be a factor here. >> thank you so much. some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. "usa today" has good news for drivers. a big surge in gas prices appears to be over. the average price nationwide has
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stayed at $3.92 a gallon for the past week. according to one analyst, prices could drop more than 20 cents a gallon by early may. a scandal is rocking the chinese communist party. china daily says one of china's top leaders has been suspended from the party after his wife was charged with killing a british businessman. neil heywood was found dead. arkansas democrat gazette reports university of arkansas has fired bobby petrino. the school said he misled them and took part in a reckless behavior. the l.a. times says ucla is apologizing to nearly 900 high school seniors for telling them they were admitted to the university when really they're on the waiting list. ucla blames that mistake on human error. we know the simpsons live in springfield, and oregonian reports their home is based on springfield, oregon. the creator grew up not far from there.
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with a single swing at the masters, bubba watson may have changed the way we think about golf. he'll be here to show us how he became a champion without ever taking a lesson. >> how would you describe your personal style of play, your personal approach to golf? >> awesome. and a new program promises to stop anyone from using your stolen smartphone, so will it work? we'll ride the new york subway where cell phone theft is skyrocketing. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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look at that. >> might want to get a bigger boat. a great white shark that spent apparently 20 minute circling this boat off riceville beach, south carolina. the shark hit the boat with its tail. how about that? we're told it doesn't have teeth. i'm not sure how we know that, but -- >> if it's a great white, i don't want to be there. >> i don't either. wow. we need "jaws" music. >> there may be no crying in baseball but it's okay in golf. that's exactly what bubba watson did on sunday after winning the
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masters, one of the most dramatic shots in tournament history. >> we'll talk to him about that emotional victory, unortho
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sundays have i to do this show, no matter how sad i am. tonight is one of those nights. i mean, look at me. i'm a mess. my part is all over the place. my knot dimple is offcenter. i might as well be in sweat pant, all because of this. this presidential race for us is over. for me. and we will suspend our campaign effective today. >> no! rick, rick, i loved you, but not in a man-on-dog way. >> he needs a moment to process. >> yes, he does. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> earlier we heard bubba watson
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use a fitting word to describe his game, the word was awesome. the new masters champion thrilled every golf fan in the world with one towering shot out of the greens, onto the green and into the record books. >> did it hook? oh, what a shot! >> look at it. hooking on the green. incredible. >> another watson is wearing a green jacket at augusta! and this time his name is bubba! >> when you see that, what do you think? >> craziness. awesomeness. i just see joy, excitement, my friends, my friends, fellow
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golfers that stayed around to watch. just love for my mom, all the hard work she put in, all the hard work my date dad put in. my mom had two jobs when i was in high school to make sure she could pay for my golf clubs, all the golf stuff. just all that, just to say thanks to my mom. we didn't say any words. we just hugged, cried for a little while. >> here's a picture of that, you and your mom right there. here is what david said. i want to read you this. in the gathering darkness from the shadows of giant pines, from atop a bed of pine needles, with immortality at stake, bubba watson did what bubba watson always did, he hit a shot only he saw. it had to head for daylight, then turned sharply right. it did. he won the masters. i want to show you one other picture here. this is for america, you couldn't see it from the cbs shot, you were here on your drive.
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the green is here. you're coming through and you're hitting a hook like i've never seen before. you knew you could do it. >> i knew i could do it but at that moment you never know. i was so focused on the shot, so focused on what i had to do. i saw he was short of the green so he would have a tough up and down. i knew i could pull it off. to actually hit it that close was surprising to me, but it worked out. >> there is something about you, bubba, that connects with america. i mean, a whole range of things. an attitude of never having lessons. it is the attitude of your parents being so supportive. it is the attitude of you and this new son you have. i mean, there's something about you that's catching on in america. do you feel it? >> no, it's a whirlwind right now, doing all this media. but, i think it's just everyday man. it's something that -- i come from humble beginnings. my parents didn't have much money. lived in a small town,
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pensacola, florida, played golf the way i know how to play, no lessons, just go out there like on a public golf course. just playing golf, enjoying it. enjoying the thrill of the game of golf. and now here as masters champion, i think everybody sees that, all the young kids see that as they have the chance, too, they have somebody to look up to that they can strive to be a masters champion without all the hoopla, the coaches, mental coaches and all that stuff. >> has anybody tried to change that for you over the years? that's one thing that makes you great, why you have so much appeal to people, is the fact you've done it your own way because it works for you. >> nobody has tried to change it. you know, when -- i have friends that are swing coaches on tour, the big names out there. they always say that nobody would touch you. nobody knows how to get in your mind because my mind's so different. it's just -- so they just -- they like it. you know, like i've alleges said, it's not for everybody. some people need a little tips
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here and there to help them and get them to where they need to be. >> how is your mind different? >> i think about a lot of stuff on the golf course. how to calm myself down. when i 3-putted number 12 and is that put me three back or something, i -- i got down for a second, then i was like, i can still -- i can still high finish, birdied four in a row and i was like, i can win this. i can win this tournament now. a lot of emotion, a lot of things going on. thinking about my new baby at home, my wife at home. thinking about all the stuff that could happen with the win. then i have to remember that i still had holes to go. just a lot of things. a lot of thoughts going through your head. again, i like to have fun and goof around with some weird videos. >> we like those videos. we have a few. >> that's a cue for us. you provided a perfect segue. let's see the videos. ♪ ♪ you want to play hey hey ♪ >> the green jacket with the overalls? >> out of respect for augusta
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national -- >> probably not? >> -- probably wouldn't do it. >> what is it that enables you to hit it longer than most? do you understand that? >> yeah. my technique, i used the art, you know, i straighten my arms out both ways on the backswing and followthrough. the arc creates club head speed and a lot of practice hitting it in the center of the club face. >> that's right. >> then the arc creates club head speed which creates the power to go farther. >> you've had a lot of things happened since you got this jacket. as you mentioned it's been a whirlwind. with david letterman last night. i understand you also had a phone call with the president? >> yes, the president -- mr. president called me. >> did you just pick up and phone and someone says, bubba, we have mr. president on the line for you? >> i guess his aide, i'm not sure what you call him, he called and said the next voice you hear will be the president of the united states. and he says -- he said, hey, bubba congratulations. i said, hey, buddy, how you doing? i mean, mr. president, sorry. and he laughed about it and
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stuff. but i didn't know what to say to him. >> will you play with him? >> i would -- i would if he asked. he hasn't asked yet. i'd love to just play basketball -- >> he may. >> i would just love to play basketball at the white house. >> you're also -- we can't let you go without talking about your son caleb, just 6 weeks old. that's made this a little more special for you. but you think the green jacket may get you out of diaper duty? >> i'm hoping that gives me a couple weeks off diaper duty, especially the bad diapers. but, you know, it's -- it's amazing. you know, i -- we picked up the baby, caleb, 6 weeks old now. all this media, talking about him, when finally he gets old enough to realize what went on and what happened, he'll see these videos and different articles where i talk about him all the time and show love to him. >> lucky guy. >> it's been a remarkable
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journey for you. can you, do you believe that you can win four grand slams in one season? we've just seen the first one. >> you always believe you can. doing it is a dichfferent story though. it's never happened. obviously, i'm the only one that has a chance this year. >> i like that attitude. >> so bring on the british open. >> exactly. >> bring on the u.s. open, bring on the pga. >> yeah, for sure. >> thank you very much. listen, we would love to have you at cbs because you'd mentioned playing basketball. we have nothing to do with the white house, nothing to do with playing with the president but we have something to do with washington and the reporters like me would love to have you as a white house correspondents dinner and join us there in washington. >> thank you. >> we hope we'll see you again. >> perfect. >> and charlie plays basketball so it's not a bad second. you could always play with charlie. >> he hits a 320, i'm lucky to hit 220. what do you average off the tee? >> i think i'm averaging around 314 this year. >> not quite as much as i said.
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>> yeah. i'm hitting it easy right now. >> thank you, bubba. >> thank you. >> congratulations again. >> great to have you here. >> thank you very much. cell phone theft is becoming a much too common crime. we'll take a look at a new plan that would make your mobile device useless to the bad guy. we really mean mobile, you'll see why. you're watching "cbs this morning." [ glass clinks ] i just wanted to say a few words. thank you for the lovely meal, jane. mom. and maybe this is just the cake talking but let's celebrate! [ male announcer ] buy any kfc 10 pc meal or larger and get a free double chocolate chip cake.
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♪ americans love to use smartphones and thieves love to steal them. there's a growing black market for the devices. >> cell phone carriers in the government are trying to fight back. seth doane is on the subway on the 7 train in new york where smartphone theft is a huge problem. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica and charlie. right now about half of all thefts on these new york city subways involve electronic devices like the apple iphone. that rise in stolen phones has prompted the nypd to add hundreds of additional transit
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cops on these trains where commuters are easy targets. this surveillance video from inside a subway station in washington, d.c. showed a sting operation by d.c. metro transit police. a decoy lay motionless on the platform. easy prey for a thief who approached and snatched a cell phone. before being arrested by plain-clothed police. it's the type of crime that's so common it's easy to find even on youtube. >> iphones and smartphones nowadays are like catnip for criminals. they're valuable, they're exposed, they're easy to steal. >> reporter: which is why u.s. commissioner ray kelly announced u.s. cell phone providers, to provide a database to permanently disable stolen smartphones. >> we intend to make the black market for cell phones a black hole for would--be thieves and
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criminals. >> reporter: the unique i.d. number of a stolen phone is added to the national database, all major u.s. service providers would know not to activate the phone. cell phone theft in new york city jumped from 8% of robberies ten years ago to more than 40% today. >> lost and stolen phones are the number one problem facing mobile users today. and anything we can do to reduce the incentive for thieves to steal them is a good thing. >> reporter: kevin am hasfy is founder of the san francisco company look out to protect user data and locate lost phones. he says even a disabled cell phone still has value. >> what this allows is devices potentially connecting to the internet via wi-fi or sold overseas in international markets. >> reporter: senator schumer will introduce legislation to make it a federal crime to tamper with the i.d. number, one punishable up to five years in prison.
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in many ways the u.s. is behind the curve on databases as databases exist in countries like australia and many parts of europe. it will take about 18 months for all of the phones in the u.s. to be added on the database but most will be on in the next six months. >> seth, what's next in this process of trying to clamp down on this? >> reporter: well, charlie, for consumers they won't need to do a thing. your phone already has a unique identifying numbers. the carrier already knows that. it's just a matter of getting it all together on one database so that cell phone providers can alert each other if someone's phone is, indeed, stolen. >> i'm sure there's always a concern thieves could go around certain things. in the interim what do we need to do as consumers to protect ourselves? >> reporter: well, it's really just common sense. that's a big part of it. that's what ray kelly, nypd commissioner was saying, don't are your cell phone in just one hand. if you're on the train, use it
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in two hands. a lot of cases you have people just snatching the phone and walking out one of these doors. also just keeping it in your pocket, keeping it out of plain sight. it's simple things like that that can really get to the bottom. >> seth, thank you. interesting, by the way, you're taking the train out there to city field where there's a game at 1:00 today. for the mets. seth, thanks. >> reporter: i know, right. we're heading to shea stadium, exactly.
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charlie, can i say, i love bubba watson and i hope you takes you up on the invitation to join us at white house correspondents dinner. that would be beyond cool. besides bubba, we have john grisham, carole king and farley brothers. dude you gotta be entertaining. yeah lunch announcements are primetime. [ male announcer ] lunchables peanut butter and jelly with a crispy rice treat. feed your great ideas. [ feedback ] ♪ it's peanut butter jelly time ♪ ♪ peanut butter jelly time ♪ peanut butter jelly time ♪ peanut butter jelly ♪ peanut butter jelly [ cheers and applause ] peanut butter paul. a legend is born. ♪ peanut butter jelly with a baseball bat ♪
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♪ 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. the party's already started at the table. >> all right, it has. i'm charlie rose. john grisham is best known for his nail-biting legal thrillers but in his new book, all the action is on the baseball diamond. >> "calico joe" based on a real team a story john grisham says -- he can say it himself. one he says he's wanted to tell for a very long time. >> i wanted to write a baseball novel for a long time. >> you like baseball, frustrated baseball player? >> yeah, my favorite sport. my childhood sport. i coached my son in little league.
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i played in high school. had big dreams and small talent. didn't get very far. >> didn't get very far in baseball. >> or even law. >> now i'll take up golf. >> did you learn anything from watching bubba watson? >> yeah, i fired my swing coach. think of all the swing coaches we've got fired monday. who needs a coach? >> just tell me this, are you going to throw out the first pitch? >> at wrigley today at 1:30. >> cubs? >> cubs/brewers. >> do they know you're a st. louis cardinal fan? >> why do you get to do that? >> the book takes place at wrigley. cover is wrigley field. our hero joe, joe castle, calico joe comes up with the cubs in 1973 and a phenom like baseball has never seen before. he sets records right and left, plays 38 games, cubs win most. like most baseball stories, it ends sadly but it's all about the cubs/mets in 1973.
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that part's fiction. a lot of real characters. ron santo and ernie banks, don kesen ger -- >> the mets? >> tom seaver and willie mays. his last season was 1973. >> that is what is so fun about the book. you are real people, fictional characters. a couple of times i said, i think that's real. i would look it up. sure enough. it's a fun read. >> based on something that you had read about tony coniglerio. >> famous bean balls. only one who died -- >> bean ball means getting hit in the head. >> yeah. a lot of batters get hit. when you throw at a batter's head -- >> deliberately -- >> -- every changes. >> in the book, it's like, we don't know -- >> don't give it up. >> calico joe was a phenom. he gets hit and it changes his
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life. >> it stops his career. it cuts short a brilliant career, ruins a career of the guy that threw the pitch. in the middle is a little boy, 11 years old, son of the pitcher. he idolizes joe. how it transforms all three lives. and the lives of a lot of little boys that summer. >> i can just talk about books -- may i hold up your book? >> it's your show, gayle. please, hold it up. >> i finished it yesterday in an hour and 49 minutes. the thing i like is i still like, john, the feefl a book. i still like the smell of a book, touching the pages, putting in post-its, writing in it if you want. are you worried about the new trend that more and more people are starting to read online? are you concerned about it or do you welcome that, too? >> you know, gayle, for the next wo months, half of those books sold will be digital. ebooks. those numbers are astonishing. >> so, this is a good thing for an author, then? >> yes, it's a good thing because it's good for
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publishers, it's good for authors. more people are reading. my wife gave me a kindle for christmas. i'm not sure i'm reading more but i'm ordering more, you know, i'm ordering all kinds of stuff, you know, newspapers and magazines and books. it's fun to order. >> you're saying you don't care if they read them, just buy them. >> just buy them. i don't care. just buy them. i'm like you, i still love -- i have a stack of books on my night stand i want to read in the next two or three months. we'll always have books. >> i think so, too. >> getting hurt in all of this is bookstores. we're losing bookstores like crazy. book sales are down overall because we lost 800 stores last year with borders, lost 2,000 stores in the last 15 years. stores can't compete with the ebooks. so, that's the real -- publishers are making more money. ebooks are very profitable. they don't have to print the book and no returns. >> is "calico joe" a movie? >> yes. >> i think so. >> i vote yes. >> here's your agent yet. >> we haven't sold the film rights yet. there's a lot of interest.
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we hope so. >> oh, i see it. i will offer you some casting ideas during the break. >> good. >> you're welcome, john grisham. "calico joe" is available in bookstores and online. he doesn't care how you tomorrow we'll bring you an interview with of a man at the center of a major controversy. they displaced american workers
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by illegally bringing in illegal workers. the whistle-blower has filed against the company and speaking out are for the first time in an interview with senior correspondent john miller. >> jay palmer is a principle consultant at infosys and the whistle-blower whose charges sparked a federal investigation that they were in visa fraud, a charge the company denied. what was the first thing to get your attention? >> an employee from india that had been over several times before. he came up to me and he was literally in tears. he told me he was over here illegally. he didn't want to be here. he was worried that he would get caught. >> reporter: palmer says he began digging into how and why infosys seemed to be bringing in large numbers of workers from here, its corporate headquarters in india, to the u.s. >> good tease. we'll have the full report tomorrow on "cbs this morning."
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♪ i am barely breathing >> love that song. good morning, houston. looking good. looking dark, too. next story could have had a grisly ending. a bear with a taste for meat balls, who knew, has been roaming through neighborhood just north of los angeles. >> as lee cowen reports, this suburban safari came to an end on tuesday. >> reporter: turns out trash day in glendale, california, can be quite a spectator sport, especially when the trash collector is a 400-pound black bear. >> looks like it was a big giant.
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>> reporter: but that giant lumbering visitor was hardly a stranger. most think he's the same bear who's been moseying around glendale for weeks. in fact, even has a nickname. glenn beary, complete with his own twitter account. road trip, the tweet this morning. that it was. his neighborhood stroll caused quite the fuss. imagine having a tv audience for your morning workout. the brick wall was a pretty good showing, but the neighbors wouldn't fence, not so much. and if that wasn't undignified enough, how about being hawk ii at like a common criminal. he found himself cornered down a long sidewalk near an apartment sidewalk with folks in uniform in hot pursuit. pray for me, came another tweet. >> you never want to be in between where a bear is and where he wants to be. >> reporter: all he wanted was to find a treat in the trash. instead, he got a franc tranqui
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dart in his can. >> he'll be relaxed. >> reporter: four darts, actually. his fearsome gait slowed to a wobble. then spread eagle. loaded on a sheet. brought out paws first. they were the size of tennis rackets, by the way. all as neighbors applaud. >> like moving a waterbed without a frame. >> reporter: in the end he may have had the last laugh. after all, he got a free ride back home and didn't have to lift a paw back to do it. released back into the angeles national forest with a parting tweet, i'll be back. "cbs this morning," lee cowen. >> i love it when somebody tweets on the animal's behalf. >> i love the fake twitter accounts. remember the snake and -- >> the peacock and snake. >> they're great. >> welcome back to you, too, erica. >> charlie said at one point, erica is off with a couple of well deserved days off. >> very kind of him.
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>> welcome back. >> nice to be back. it is a little like nascar in the sky only faster. we get a 3d look at the reno air races. planes here traveling over 500 miles an hour, wing tip to wing tip. stay with us. you're watching "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by purina. your pet, our passion. [ male announcer ] we believe in thinking day and night... about your dog's nutrition. like the dual-defense antioxidants in our food that work around the clock... supporting your dog's immune system on the inside... while helping to keep his skin and coat healthy on the outside. with this kind of thinking going into our food... imagine all the goodness that can come out of it. just one way we're making the world a better place... one pet at a time. purina one smartblend. mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943.
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♪ institute reno air races have been held every year for nearly half a century but many people never heard of them until a plane crashed into a grandstand of spectators last september. >> the official report on the deadly crash has just come out. this week is the premiere of a new documentary that was filmed just before that accident. john blackstone looks at the men who pushed themselves and their planes to the limit.
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>> reporter: at the reno air races, pilots pursue each other at 500 miles an hour at little as 50 feet above the ground. it's like a nascar track in the ski. steven hinton has won here twice. >> you're within 10 to 20 feet of that airplane on the start and depending on you how close racing gets, you can be close to five feet. >> reporter: 500 miles an hour? a new imax documentary "air racers 3d" that puts racers in the cockpit. in 2009 when he was just 22, hinton became the youngest winner ever at reno, breaking a record previously held by his father, steven hinton. some people think it's a dare devil sport but it's not. none of us go out there to race thinking that we're just adrenaline junkies. it's more of a precision thing.
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we're out there to try to accomplish something. >> reporter: in the hinton family, flying seems as essential as breathing. since you were a kid, the love of airplanes? >> yeah, grew up. i had a crib in the office. my mom works here so always a family business. >> reporter: at the planes of fame museum, the hintons restore classic aircraft. steven took me flying in a world war ii p-51 mustang. then his dad pulled up right beside us. suddenly we're flying frighteningly close, wing tip to wing tip as they do in the races. it bothers me a little bit, i got to admit. still, cruising at less than half the 500 miles an hour racing speed. but that was quite enough for me. steven, however, drives on the edge of danger. >> the engine's like a time bomb. fuse is lit and you don't know
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how long it is. >> reporter: the fuse seemed to reach its end in reno when a plane crashed into a grandstand. 11 people were killedings including the pilot. scores were injured. the national transportation safety board yesterday released an interim report on the investigation. deborah hersman is ntbs chairman. >> our investigation found that this pilot in this airplane had never flown this fast on this course. >> reporter: the pilot likely passed out after experiencing nine times the force of gravity. the ntsb recommended pilots be better trained and equipped to deal with the extreme g forces. before the crash, film maker christian fry had just finished shooting "air racers 3d." he had been a fan for years. >> it was one of those events the minute you walk through the gate you go, wow, this is something special. i just knew i wanted to try to tell the story about it. >> reporter: he decided to
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mention last year's tragedy only in an epilog. he wanted his film to be a celebration of this unique competition. do you worry the reno air races will get more fans because people see the possibility of terrible things happening? >> you know, i think that's sort of inevitable. >> reporter: 17 pilots have been killed since the races began in 1964. but never had spectators died. in 1979 steve hinton blew an engine during the race. it was caught on film and can still be seen on youtube. somehow, he survived. >> it's really not like the movies up. don't go in screaming and yelling. you know, you fly the plane right to the crash. you control it all the way down. >> reporter: after multiple surgeries, minimum ton returned to racing. although these days, he leaves the competition to his son. >> death doesn't worry me at all. >> reporter: death don't worry you? >> no. i don't go up there to die.
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i go up there to race. >> reporter: you're doing something dangerous up there. >> it's a calculated risk. >> reporter: by my calculation, however, it's safer just to go see the movie. for "cbs this morning," john blackstone, chino, california. >> wow. >> i was going to say, go hinton family because death worries me. erica, it was interesting. we're watching the piece. there's john and the other guy wing to wing. you go, isn't that cool? and i'm thinking, no, i would need depends. you would have done that? >> i thought the shot was beautiful. it was great. >> would you have gone up there? >> i might try it but although slower speeds like john said. he said they were going half of the 500 miles an hour, whatever they normally do. that i don't know if i could handle. >> i wouldn't have done it at any speed. >> i'll wave at you. >> good girl. >> we feel the earth move under our feet just a little. carole king is here. you'll meet the legendary
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♪ and it's too late baby it's too late ♪ ♪ so we really did try to make it ♪ >> carole king is one of the world's greatest singer/songwriter. for more than 50 years her songs have resonated with young and old. >> she'll be with us in a second to talk about her remarkable career. first, lee cowen has a look back at her very musical life.
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♪ you make me feel like a natural woman ♪ >> reporter: she may be known as a natural woman, but for years, carole king's talent seemed almost unnatural. it's so good. ♪ up on the roof >> reporter: for baby boomers her music was the soundtrack of a generation. songs that became standards for those of us of any age. ♪ you're so far away yeah yeah ♪ >> reporter: in 1971 tapestry held the number one song for 15 consecutive weeks and became one of the best selling albums of all time. she's made more than two dozen solo albums since and long ago cemented her place in the rock and roll hall of fame. but as she told cbs sunday
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morning back in 2005, staying grounded was her priority. >> the same, if it's part of my life, fine, it has its place. to me, this is just my job. it's the job i do. ♪ oh baby >> reporter: long before the girl from brooklyn was a household name, her words were household lyrics. ♪ will you still love me tomorrow ♪ >> reporter: king was just a teenager when she co-wrote "will you love me tomorrow." in fact, much of her early career was making other people shine. she only stepped to the mike herself after her long-time friend, james taylor, urged her to. he knew she had talent. after all, she wrote his hit "you've got a friend." ♪ you've got a friend >> reporter: show just turned 70 and hasn't stopped performing. ♪ i feel the earth move under my
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feet ♪ >> reporter: her piano playing can still move theette for audiences and brings in new fans all the time. for "cbs this morning," i'm lee cowen in los angeles. >> carole king's new memoir "natural woman" deeply and candid. she's here in studio 57. first of all, good morning. >> good morning. >> when you hear this, don't you wanted to sing? >> it brings back so many memories for me. do i want to sing? listen, before i get started, i have to show you. look what i brought from home. i always wonder, what was the cat's name? >> telemicus, father of ulysis. >> i've been a fan of yours for a very long fim. charlie, you're right, i want to sing have time i see her. >> i was watching you. j i feel the earth move ♪
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>> i knew the words. >> and i think the image of the carole king legendary demos, i write about the demos i made back in the day for the artists, you know, like a blueprint. and there's going to be an album out in a couple of weeks called "the legendary demos" which are some of those demos. >> what do you want us to know about carole king? >> oh, my gosh. well, there's about 400 pages of what i wanted you to know and some things i maybe was not sure i wanted you to know, but i decided to write about them. there's a part of my life, my third husband, rick evers, abused me. and i stayed with him. those two sentences together is a crazy dynamic. >> you even said, i'm embarrassed to tell you this, because the abuse started early in the relationship. you married him even after the abuse. >> yes, i did. >> but you said -- >> hope rang eternal. >> keep hope alive. but in that respect you said it changed your judgment about abused women. what did you think before about
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them and what did you think after? >> well, you know, if anybody ever did that to me, i'd never stay with somebody who did that. but, you know, this is in the book. but the reason i wrote about it and the reason i decided to include that story is because there are women out there, some men, who are experiencing this who think they're so ashamed, they feel guilty, they feel it's their fault, they don't deserve to be safe, they don't know what they're thinking. it's like, i know, it happened to me. carole king with financial success and all these things, i wanted people to know, it's not your fault. and there's a little box in the book that says, if this is happening to you, get in touch -- >> and you give a number. we talk about carole king, though, i did not know -- number one, a teenage mom. you have four children. but had you your children very early. here are you this teenager where you go to atlantic records and say, i want somebody to listen to my tapes. you take a train there and you say, i'm here, i'm carole king, i want -- you weren't carole king at the stime.
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i want somebody to listen to my music. where did that come from? >> it came from being brought up by parents who have never made me think i couldn't do dmig because i was a girl or for any other reason. it was like, yeah, whatever you want to do, we'll help you, support you. my dad, who was a firefighter, which they then called firemen, had a badge and he could go anywhere. he got me into see allen freed, legendary disk jockey. he gave me advice, call up and go see record companies. i thought, why not. >> she writes in the book, there's no better joy than seeing your notes and squiggles come out of somebody's mouth. i want to know what it was like when you heard yourself, carole king singing your song. do you remember that moment, when people heard you? >> i don't remember a specific moment because by then i was used to hearing my voice on demos, on the demos. but i do remember growing up -- i used to hate the sound of my voice. >> did you? >> i was take singing lessons
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and they'd say, your voice is too hoarse. have you to do more exercises. this is the voice that became famous, still astonishes me. >> but for james taylor, what would have happened. >> but for james taylor i probably wouldn't have been a performer. i was shy about performing. >> he got you to do it. >> he did. there's a whole story about that in the book, in detail, picking through a song and how insecure i felt at the beginning of the song. and then i felt that shift when the audience was with me. and he set it up that way. he introduced me he said, she wrote all your favorite songs and he really gave me such a gift. >> you tell a great story about in high school you wanted to be popular and you wanted to be liked. you felt neither. so, she's at a show, charlie, and some people come backstage who went to your high school and said, we always liked you. we thought you were so great. wasn't that a sweet moment for you? >> it was very sweet. 'also said, we thought you were so pretty. i never thought of myself as pretty, you know. i say this in the book, i say,
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only when we're young, you know, we feel like we're this -- not able to measure up. if we could tell ourselves, you know, be yourself, you're beautiful, you're smart, you're funny, you're everything you aspire to be. you're already there. >> what's the most requested? what do they most want you to sing when you are with an audience? >> you know, it's hard to know because they're not in a request situation. but most of the songs from "tapestry," you know, they like "i feel the earth move" because it's upbeat. i watched you. i saw you. but i did find out on itunes the most requested song is "it's too late". >> why do you think that is? >> because i think people are going through tumultuous times in their relationship. those lyrics are by tony stern and her lyrics, you know, speak for people going through divorces. i've had two -- you know, a lot of people have a lot of different stories. very common stories are, your song "it's too late" got me
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through my divorce. here's little joey. he loves your "natural woman." i'm like, tmi. >> thank you, really, really, truly an honor to see you. >> likewise. i have great respect for both of you. >> thank you. >> thank you. carole king's book "natural woman" is available in bookstores and online. you can look for her new album called "legendary demos" april 24th. carole king. "the three stooges" are returning to the big screen thanks to the funny farrelly brother. they're in the green room and after the break they'll join us on set. first,
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♪ yeah birds yeah ♪ for 18 years the farrelly brothers have scored hit after hit with their unique no holds
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bar comedy style. >> the last thing we need is bad luck. ♪ ♪ no no no >> what? >> hey, hey! are you done making all that big noise, huh? huh? ♪ ♪ i'm not going to stand on my reputation ♪ >> i'm going to give you a lesson in low center of gravity. hey, whoa. hey. ♪ they are-l say what they want to say ♪ >> and i think i saw it right behind your ear.
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>> now in their new movie the writer/directors are bringing back the classic slap stick comedy of "the three stooges". >> where's mine? >> they're small. >> why don't you have two? >> oh, now look what you did, mo, you got doughnuts stuck in my hair. >> you're in luck. i got a doughnut remover right here. >> what's a doughnut remover? >> it's one of these. do-not-remove. >> what are the odds of that? >> hey, mother superior is looking for you. >> here, let me get it for you. ♪ >> that's just a modern -- >> i don't know, but the face rings a bell. >> peter and bobby farrelly, nice to have you here. >> thank you. >> what's the key to your comedy?
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>> i think it's to have fun. you know, particularly in this one, the stooges, it's like they really don't work unless you like the guys. and, you know, we like to take a little time at the beginning of our movies and explain why you'd like these guys that you're going to spend an hour with. or an hour and a half. you know, that's the key that has a little heart to it. >> it's got visual humor, it's got -- here i am at 57 thinking, i'm not going to laugh, i'm not going to laugh. it's so silly. and then you find yourself thinking about parts of the movie later going, this is pretty funny. the guy driving me yesterday, his name is eric. he said, you know what i like about it -- he walks around with his iphone with three stooges clips from back in the day. he's very excited. he said, you go there, you don't have to think. everybody needs a good laugh. that's what they do for me. you don't have to connect the dots. that's what you do very well. you just make us want to laugh. >> i appreciate that. especially now, you know, the stoo stooges started during the great depression, now we're in the
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great recession. do you forget your worries for 85 minutes. just giggle. it's all about that. >> took you ten years to develop this, even though you had a lot of other things to do. >> yeah. >> but why ten years? >> i think, you know, the studios were afraid that the three stooges, they're iconic. how are we going to outdo the original three stooges? our feeling is, we aren't going to outdo them, just recapture the funny stuff they did and reintroduce them to a new generation of kids. and then the trick was to set it in the modern day world. >> what's the key to do that? to capture the three stooges, capture the sense -- >> in modern day. >> we were very clear, that is one of the reasons it was so difficult to get made. when we met with actors and with met with lots -- thousands actors, over 1,000, we were very specific. we said, it has to be exactly moe, larry and curly.
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we didn't want a version of moe, like a batman movie. he wanted to be exact. some actors don't like that. if we were -- if sir laurence olivier were going to be in this movie we could ask him to read because had-t has to be right on. you can't ask certain guys to read. they get offended. >> he would probably want to do that. >> i think he would. >> i want to know about your unique sense of humor. what's funny is watching you watch clips of your movies and you're cracking up. you're cracking up yourself. >> we haven't seen them in so -- honestly, i never watch our movies. once they're done, that's it. so, it was sort of fresh. >> it brought back memories. >> a little embarrassing. we were laughing the loudest. >> peter and bob y you guys are grown men. i'm thinking, are you mature men? are you sophomoric in your real like in what are you really like? >> both? >> can you be both? >> of course you can. >> grown and sophomoric? >> yes. and like to be crazy and silly and sophomoric, don't you agree? >> i agree we're sophomoric but
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we're grown men, too. we lean towards being sophomoric because we like to laugh and we like to have fun. no matter what happens we try to think, there's something funny about this and we can -- we can have a little fun with it. >> when you go about it, do you pout your game hat and say, this is my work to be funny or are you naturally -- simply an extension of who you are and where you are? >> i would say it's more of -- honestly, people say, do you sit down and think of these gags? we don't. pthat's not how it happens. we first think of creating a character that's so likeable we can hang our gags on them. once have you those characters worked out where you like those guys, the gags are natural. they come easily. like you better like jim carrey in "dumb & dumber" because two minutes into the movie sawing a dead bird to a blind can kid in a wheelchair -- >> that's funny by definition with jim carrey. >> but it's over if you don't like him. >> are you only children?
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do you have siblings? >> we're the only ones that count but we two have three sisters. >> three lovely sisters. >> are they funny? >> very funny. >> i was wondering if you grew up in a funny household. i was curious about your backgrou background, how this came to be. this is what fascinates me about your work. like that scene in "there's something about mary" with iconic -- you know, in her hair. >> based on something that happened to bob. no, kidding. >> really? i'm like, whoa. but you go to the line, i think, they're not going to go there, and then you do. and then do you. is there a line you won't cross? >> it's generally a line where if somebody in particular, you know, got hurt or something, you know, we just -- we -- it's -- the joke is generally on our lead character, who we spend a lot of time -- again, going over this, but trying to gets to you like him. most of the funny things happen to our lead characters. and in "the three stooges" it's no different.
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>> how do you get them to like you -- to like him? >> in the beginning of "there's something about mary," ben stiller's character stood up for mary's mentally challenged brother, who he didn't know was her brother. you know, he just did the right thing. you saw him do it. and then he found -- then by coincidence it was mary's brother. so, you saw he's a good guy. coming from a good place. so when funny things happen to him, you go with it. >> in this, you said, how do you take them and president them in modern day. we had the advantage of in a movie setting, although this is broken up into three episodes, each episode picks up where the last one left off and there's an arc. >> there's an actual plot. >> there's a plot. in the beginning, moe as a child gets adopted, taken away from larry and curly. on the way to this mansion that he's been adopted to, the family that adopted him, he tries to convince them to go back for his friends. by doing that, they drop him off and take another kid. >> but it all ties together
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nicely. i know we have to go, but we have to say something because i thought the movie was so violent. i did. some of the jokes. but at the end you make sure kids know, do not try this at home, nobody was hurt, it was all just a big joke. >> this movie -- we test our movies a great deal. this is mom-tested. >> no, i approve. >> we made sure -- moms alike, "the three stooges" i don't know. but it's silly violence, cartoon stuff. nobody gets hurt. it's very
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the highlight for this two hours was bubba watson. >> oh, for sure. >> he was great, wasn't? he. >> you really do see something coming. >> i hope he takes up on the invitation to come -- >> that and -- >> it would be great to have him
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here. >> i looked him a lot. >> we've had a great two hours. up next your local news. we'll see you right here on "cbs this morning" tomorrow mo
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