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'. ♪ good morning. it is friday, december 25th, 2015. merry christmas and welcome to "cbs this morning." bishop t.d. jakes shows us how religion is working to win back followers, plus his holiday message for a troubled world. we'll look at how pope francis barnstormed across the u.s. and the globe on his mission of change. and kennedy center honoree rita moreno. and today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. thankful around the globe
celebrate christmas. >> the pontiff spoke against what he called society's intoxication with consumerism and alweth. this morning 14 people are dead, killed by tornadoes and violent storms that ripped through the south. more than 100 people have died in a gas explosion when a ganger truck ignited at a gas plant in nigeria. >> a deadly shooting at a mall in north carolina. an off-duty off sicerhot and killed a moon who pointed a gun at him. >> new protestn s othe streets of chicago over the death of a teenager shot 16 times by a police officer. >> christmas carolingh wit carolina panther whitaker. >> oakland takes it in overtime. >> and the raiders send charles woodson off the right way. >> >> according to norad santa claus may have already paid you a visit.
>> we're just making sure he had a safe flight because he cirque um nav navigates the globe. ♪ a merry little christmas now this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota. let's go places. ♪ merry christmas and welcome to "cbs this morning." we recorded parts of this broadcast in the days leading up to the holiday. >> merry christmas on this christmas morning. >> absolutely. >> merry christmas. >> i'm wearing the sweater you got me, charlie. i'm not sure i like it. >> i'm not sure i would have bought this sweater. >> charlie says, it's make this clear. i picked this out of my closet this morning. it looked better on the hanger.
>> anything sparkly is good. i came wrapped in a bow. >> oh, my goodness. >> right now let's head to the newsroom for a check of the morning's headlines. >> good morning and merry christmas. i'm vinita nair. pope francis this morning is leading the faithful in celebrations of christmas day. >> buon natale. >> thousands crowded in st. peter's square at the vatican. he prayed for peace in a world with war, poverty and extremist attacks. just ahead we'll take a look at the pope's monumental year. emergency decorations are in place in three southern states rocked by violent weather. a massive storm system across the southeast and midwest spawned at least 34 tornadoes in eight states since wednesday. at least 14 people died. manuel is in mississippi. he shows us the chaotic scene. >> reporter: mississippi was
hardest hit seeing at least a dozen tornados in the outbreak. parts of the community of holly springs are in shambles. from the air, the path of destruction is clear. >> i told my wife, run and get in the shower, in the tub. >> reporter: his home was a total loss. >> i looked up, the roof was blowing off the house. >> reporter: governor phil bryant says he will ask president obama to declare mississippi a disaster. >> it is difficult particularly this time of year to see such damage and know that heartbreaks go along with that damage. that families have lost loved ones. >> reporter: this is the town of chul la homa, mississippi. people here lost homes and this church, a tornado sliced right through it. the pastor told us that the congregation still plans to hold services in the parking lot. >> i call it in a hit in the gut. >> reporter: a hit in the gut. >> just knock you off your feet. pastor barry reynolds is trying to figure out how to comfort his
parishioners. >> i think it devastated everybody. never in the history of this town have they seen this. cleanup is under way in northern california after two rare tornadoes touched down thursday. one struck east of sacramento ripping up trees and damaging homes. another tornado tore down power lines and left a trail of debris in modesto. one person is dead after a shooting at a busy north carolina mall. a dispute between two groups led to gunfire. shoppers took cover in
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about the universe. >> bishop t.d. jakes is one of the nation's most prominent religious leaders with a congregation of more than 30,000. his latest book is called "destiny, step into your purpose." he joins us from the potter house church in dallas. merry christmas. >> good morning, merry christmas to all of you. >> in the context of what norah just said about spirituality today and the conflicts in the world and the pain in the world and terrorism in the world, what is your christmas message to your congregation and to people around the world on this christmas? >> well, first, let me comment that i think that the stats don't really take into consideration the way that people ingest information today. i know our church has really had to rehaul to keep up with the streaming and technology. it doesn't always require that you go into a physical building.
much like universities, people are finding new and interesting ways to receive information. my message to the nation is a message of brotherhood and hope. if we would get down to the most simplistic messages that christ taught, and that is love the lord thy god with all thy heart, mind and soul and love thy neighbor as thyself, we wouldn't have as many conflicts as we have right now. my hope and prayer and desire is that we would become more loving. we can't change the world but we can touch the person across the street. >> we can do that, but so many people don't. how do you reassure people who are very afraid. very troubling times in racial issues, politically, religiously. how do you reassure people? >> you know, i think the unique thing that we have today is that we access information so quickly. being a person who grew up in the '60s, we were having great racial conflicts even then. that's not anything new, but we are bombarded with those images
in an unprecedented way. terrorism is a new dimension to the degree that it is coming and the source that it's coming, but we've always been terrorized in some way or another due to hostility of evil people. what we have to do is fortify ourselves with our convictions of faith. we do live in a contemporary society that has conflict and people who do not hold the values that we hold dear. and when we find them we have to deal with them, whether they're a terrorist, drug dealers or policemen who have gone awry. we have to be aware that evil is a possibility no matter the nationality, color or country. >> as a man of faith, what is your reaction to some of the anti-muslim rhetoric? >> you know, i think that we -- as a christian, it's important that while we hold dear to our belief systems that we also understand and respect other people and their belief systems
as well. and to realize what's in the context of any religious shroud there are always extreme views who use those relidgiosities fo their own purposes and we cannot judge the whole by the few. i think it's important that we be vigilant and watchful, but it's to our detriment to focus on one group of people when recent information shows us that we're seeing terrorism comes in all colors, all kinds, all classes. and i think it's very detrimental for us to target one group of people only to understand that there are all people who are susceptible to being terrorists in our current contemporary society. >> the book is about destiny. what's your destiny? >> my destiny is to help other people reach theirs. and when i realized that, i became, to a large degree, a spiritual teacher, a spiritual leader, a poastor and to all was available to me. to try to help other people move
forward in their lives. i don't know whether it's the nostalgia of getting older or what it is, but i'm very concerned about the next generation, that we arm them with the tools and the equipment that they need to facilitate their future and not to stand in their way but to help ease the conflict of finding your way through a very perplexing world and a very confusing time. i wrote about that in the book "destiny." >> i'm sorry to interrupt you. but there are those who say that young people are not as interested in, as the polls show, in official church, an official religion. >> i'm glad you brought that up, charlie. one of the amazing things i'm finding is i work with millennials. while they're not as apt to go into a building, that also goes to their work style. they don't want to come to a building to work. we've had 40,000 people per week
streaming our services. i've had to learn to adopt to how they choose to receive information. it is not the building that's important. it is the message that's important. christ never saw a sanctuary like we see today in our contemporary society. and our fidelity cannot be to structures or organizations or denominations but our fidelity must be to the word of god and the propelling of the message of love, hope and peace. >> you've written about instinct, forgiveness, purpose. i'm fascinated why you chose the topic of destiny in particular? >> because i think that we need to understand that we have a guide and a compass and a course of life. the apostle paul said i have finished my course, while in reality many people today don't even know their course. they're just going through the motions of the treadmill of life in the absence of a sense of purpose and a sense of destiny. destiny is what draws us. if you think, gayle, of
instincts being metal, think of destiny as being the magnet that pulls us toward an expected end. most of us end up in the greatest careers and the fulfilling lives. there was a proclivity to be drawn that way. i try to point that out that destiny pulls you away from distractions and side roads that we've all gotten into from time to time and gets us back on course. we need people on course doing the thing that they were created to do. >> bishop jakes, your book resonated with me because you write that destiny is spelled prioritize. and you say prioritize your relationship, prioritize your finance, prioritize what's important for you. how important is that for people to step back and say focus on the most important things in your life? >> you know, when we do step back, we find that we're
bombarded with so much noise. we have so much noise coming at us through the technology that we've created. as good as it is on one hand, many times it advertises what's going on with this person or that person. we want to be like the kardashians or the presidents or the senator or some actor, and we're distracted by the beauty of other people's lives to the detriment of our own. in the stillness and the quietness of introspection, you can then begin to re-evaluate at this stage of my life, am i doing the thing that gives me the most fulfillment? and i might also say to your viewers today that many times what gave you fulfillment at one stage of your life may not be what gives you the fulfillment at the next stage of your life. give yourself permission to move on and don't remain loyal to who you used to be at the detriment of the potential of who you can be. >> understand that, gayle. >> that's good advice. >> so many people miss that message.
i love that sentiment of that. >> but it really is an important message to have because like everything that is created, we evolve, we develop, we move forward, we go through seasons, we go through stages. and it doesn't mean that you fail because a season is over. it just means that you are progressing into the next dimension of your life. and if you understand that, you don't fight some of the things that worry fighting now. we're so afraid of age, we're so afraid of not staying in one spot and not doing what we're expected to do rather than what we are created to do. >> you can't be afraid of age. certainly better than the alternative on this christmas morning. bishop t.j. jakes, always good to see you on this christmas day. >> thank you for having me. merry christmas, everyone. >> the same to you. >> say a prayer for us. >> pope francis, he used to say that, too, to everyone, say a prayer for me. he enjoyed a remarkable year. he continued his fearless attempts to tackle global issues head-on.
millions of american catholics. the highlight was his visit to the united states. allen pizzey followed the pope's travels around the world this year. >> reporter: pope francis set his tone for 2015 in the philippines braving typhoon weather in the same cheap yellow poncho that the faithful wore. not quite walking on water but close enough. he logged 50,000 air miles through 11 countries spreading a message based on mercy, family, poverty, inequality and the environment. his plain speaking attitude kept francis deep in controversy and enhanced his popularity. a confession to the drawback of being pope was not being able to go out for pizza prompted a naples pizzamaker to deliver one to the pope mobile. he paid him back by going to where the law feared to tread. and a phrase, corrupt society
stinks. as spring came to the vatican, he was in full bloom, canonizing saints from what was 19th century palestine bolstered cristians of the middle east. it gave palestinians a boost and displeased israel. his signature moment of the year was a clarion call for action on climate change and the environment. and he took the message to the major seats of power, starting with the white house, where he made his first ever speech in english. >> i can grateful for your welco welcome. >> pope francis of the holy see. >> the first ever address by a pope to a giant meeting of congress and managed to both please and disconcert politicians on both sides of the political spectrum. his reasoned and calm delivery.
>> in our own quiet way sustain the life of society. >> was such a stark contrast to normal political dialogue in washington that it had hundreds of viewers tweeting along the lines of, congress, listen to this man. in a follow-up speech at the u.n. he threw down the gauntlet to nearly 150 heads of state. any harm done to the environment is harm done to humanity. massive security, which aides said the pope hated, kept crowd numbers down from his usual draw, but not the enthusiasm he generated. and on the home front, francis overcame opposition from within the curiae to begin reforming the bureaucracy and made apologies for a series of scandals in the vatican that included gay sex and drug abuse. i want, in the name of the
church, to give forgiveness for the scandal. he convinced, some said bull ed, the synod of bishops to take a new stance towards gay couples and help in getting annulments. he defied security warnings to make a grueling trip to africa, one is considered to be the most dangerous stop by a modern pope. it will encompass everything the pope does in 2016. his visit to mexico in february will focus on immigration and put him into the mix in the republican primaries. one other issue is his health. francis suffered from sciatica, has only one lung and just turned 79. will he finally slow down? maybe even take a break? maybe. the only predictable thing about pope francis is that he will do the unpredictable. for "cbs this morning" allen pizzey, rome. >> i don't see him taking a
break, do you, guys? >> a remarkable impact on how we think about church. >> interesting to see what he does in this next year. >> can we just say, when he was here you covered him in the united states. one of the best pictures, it had to be a highlight, you got to meet him. >> i did get to meet him. >> i've held hands with the dalai lama and shaken hands with the pope. life is good. stars like america ferrera or saluting rita moreno at this year's kennedy center honors. >> when you followed your dream, you gave me the allowance to follow mine. >> how she fought prejudice on the way to stardom. plus, did you get any swarovski crystals under your tree this christmas? we'll take you to the austrian alps to see how all that glitters doesn't have to be gold. and an abbey road odyssey. how the professional home of the beatles is keeping true to its
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"cbs this morning" continues in a moment. you would think a book that puts readers to sleep would be destined for the bargain bin. instead, it's on amazon's best-seller list. vinita nair shows why it's a huge success. >> oh, no, we'll have to start all over. >> reporter: like most 2-year-olds hudson is not a big fan of nap time. >> that's one of the biggest issues for parents is how do i get a child to go to sleep. >> reporter: that's why his mom bailey was eager to troy a book th -- try a book that eases a child into slumber. >> i'm going to tell you the story that can make you feel very sleepy. >> reporter: it's called the rabbit who wants to fall asleep. the yawns are written into the story. the characters have names like
the heavy-eyed owl and the sleepy snail. there are even notes for when you should read slowly. >> allow yourself to fall asleep. >> reporter: it worked on hudson. it's worked on so many kids that it's become an amazon best-seller in the u.s. and five other countries. that is rare for any book, let alone one that started out self-publish with illustrations drawn by a friend. swedish author and behavioral scientist carl johann earlen said he came up with the idea watching his mom sleep in the car. >> i woke her up. i told her, oh, i got this great idea. we've got to write this down. we started to look for paper everywhere. >> reporter: how did you test it? >> i went to preschools and asked them to read it when they have this group nap time. and they did for a week. they were pretty amazed. >> reporter: now some people can fall asleep right away. i was curious if it would work on my own son. very tired now. it didn't happen immediately. but when i read it the second
time, he fell asleep. but it doesn't work on every child. a quarter of the amazon reviews are just one star. big fat freaking fail, writes one parent. my 2-year-old hates this book and begs me to not read it writes another. and it goes against the advice of many sleep experts who say kids need to learn to fall asleep on their own. but gaddis says it's been a lifesave are for her family. >> it's been effective and puts me to sleep. >> reporter: isn't that the dream of every parent? vinita nair, cbs news, new york. many california residents are splitting a tax refund of more than $3 million. erin received nearly $28,000 from santa clara county. more than 200 other homeowners will also get refunds for being overtaxed.
♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning" on this christmas day. coming up in this half hour, from audrey hepburn to rihanna, stars find themselves dazzled by those swarovski crist always. major garrett goes behind the scenes in austria to see what makes them shine. washington celebrates five entertainment legends on the kennedy center honors. cbs tuesday night will bring you the special. the winners are recognized for a lifetime of artistic achievement. >> rita moreno, viewers watched her turn as anita in the classic
"west side story." she took michelle miller on a journey back. ♪ da da da da da da >> reporter: to fully appreciate the barrier-breaking career of rita moreno -- where was home for you? -- you only need to spend a few minutes with her in her bronx home. >> i need to get out of here. oh, my goodness. what an honor. >> reporter: here the puerto rican transplant turned hollywood starlet is still thrilling fans. >> oh, my god. you're so beautiful. >> did you live around here? >> yeah. i lived around the block. >> reporter: moreno moved here at the age of 5 traveling from puerto rico to new york on a ship with her newly divorced mother. >> "west side story." he's got goose bumps. >> reporter: though revered now
moreno's earliest memories in america weren't so positive, her journey not so welcoming. >> i ran into racist stuff quickly even when i didn't understand what the word "spick" meant. even though i could feel the hatred. and i grew up feeling inferior to just about everybody in the world. >> reporter: dance lessons provided an escape when she was just 6. a natural performer she was entertaining in nightclubs by the age of 9, and at 13 she earned her first part on broadway. >> i wanted to be a movie star, first of all. i wanted to be elizabeth taylor. >> reporter: moreno styled herself to look like the popular film actress in large part because taylor's dark hair resembled her own. >> she was the only role model i had. there were none, there was nobody in the movies who resembled me in any way.
>> reporter: after a talent agent spotted her at a dance recital, she landed a contract with mgm studios and moved to hollywood, but it didn't take long before moreno found herself being typecast. >> i played american indian, i played polynesians. every one of them, without exception, were usually characters who had absolutely no education, who could barely speak english, who had thick acce accents. >> my name is tuptim. i already speak english. >> it was limiting and it was humiliating and it was hurtful. >> reporter: was it a compromise? >> oh, of course it was. absolutely. but i always felt that somehow, someday, someone would see me and say, that girl has talent and i'm going to do something for her. ♪ somehow
>> reporter: her someday came at the age of 26 when she was tapped to play anita in "west ."♪y sto ik i loe t be in america ♪ ♪ okay by me in america >> i finally found a role model. >> why would you want to go back to puerto rico. >> it's so good here. >> it's so good there? we had nothing. >> the first time i had ever played a young hispanic woman who had a sense of dignity, who had a sense of self-respect. >> reporter: she won an oscar for that performance. visiting the playground where many of the movie's scenes were shot, moreno remembered the significance of her win. what did that night mean? >> oh, it's hard to find words for it because, as everybody who wins an oscar will tell you, it takes almost a month or so to really believe it. my winning the oscar had a huge effect on the hispanic community. >> reporter: ironically winning an oscar did not widen the road
to great film roles, so moreno shifted her focus to the stage. >> hey, you guys! >> reporter: and the small screen. ♪ they call me broadway bob >> reporter: she won a grammy for her singing on the children's television show "the electric company." >> miss rita moreno. >> reporter: earned two emmys for appearances on "thepe mupt show" and "the rockford files." >> boy, you had me scared here. ♪ everything's coming up roses >> reporter: and she won a tony for her performance in a role she revised in the film version. >> i'm a person who perseveres. you fall down and you get up. you dust yourself off and keep moving in that direction. >> reporter: now 83 with more than 40 films and just as many television shows under her belt, moreno was not only getting
respect, she's in demand. she recently guest starred in the peabody award winning tv show "jane the virgin." [ speaking spanish ] >> i'm now called the pioneer, which i think is kind of charming. >> reporter: it's been nearly eight decades since that 5-year-old girl lived in an overcrowded tenement on this block, and in that time rita moreno has become the role model she never had. what is most rewarding for you? >> most rewarding really is just being here now and having all these wonderful things happening to me, particularly since i'm one of the honorees for the kennedy center honors. and what's important about that kind of honor and recognition is that it's for a lifetime of
work. >> reporter: are you pinching yourself? >> all the time. all the time. i just feel so fortunate and privileged and more than ever i feel very latina. >> and our thanks to michelle miller for that terrific interview. you can see rita moreno and all the winners of the 28th annual kennedy center honors tuesday night at 9:00, 8:00 central right here on cbs. >> it's a good show, we already know. we were there. a terrific show. >> you just have to take our advice it was good. isn't it great to see rita moreno, so, so, strong, so, so proud and loving what she's doing. >> but the rest of the honorees the same way. >> that's true. >> sicily tyson, 90. >> just when you think they can't find anybody else, it just goes to show you there's a lot of talent in this country. >> that they haven't recognized. >> certainly more to come. their cut crystals grace the shoes of dorothy and the gloves of michael, as in jackson. we visit the austrian
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thank you santa!!! this year marked 120 years of business for the crystal giant swarovski. from the king of pop to the hottest stars of today you see them shine from head to toe right down to the fancy footwear that helped define the wizard of oz. major garrett visited the headquarters of the multibillion dollar enterprise in the austrian alps. >> there's no place like home. >> reporter: the ruby slippers have no rubies. >> darling, i am sorry, but i lost my key. >> reporter: the dime tiara audrey hepburn wore in "breakfast at tiffany's "has has no diamond at all but plenty of swarovski crystal. the same is true of michael jackson's iconic glove, the prototype for elton john's crown -- ♪ happy birthday mr. president >> reporter: -- and marilyn
monroe's dress the night she serenaded president kennedy. daniel swarovski founded his company in the late 19th sen tur we the idea of bringing the look of royalty to the commoner by selling them cut glass instead. nadja swarovski is daniel's great-great-granddaughter and the only woman on the executive board. >> he created the affordable diamond. yes, it is an illusion of a diamond, but the diamond is nothing but a material that captured the light and refractures it. >> reporter: for more than 120 years swarovski has permeated american pop culture. atop the christmas tree in rockefeller center, on the chandeliers at the metropolitan opera, and in the glittery curtain at the oscars. rihanna's see-through crystal dress was shimmering with swarovski when she accepted an icon award. the company's headquarters sit at in base of the austrian alps
in wattens. no strangers, no competitors, this was as close as we could get. marcus swarovski is the founder's great-great-gran nephew. >> it's sand, water and fire. >> reporter: it's a secret how you do it? >> we live in a competitive world. we try to protect what is important for us. but it's not rocket science. >> reporter: when cut a certain way, sand, water and fire can look like a glowing flower. before you see what looks like the world's biggest diamond in the chambers of wonder. giant crystal chandeliers in dark hallways lead to crystal rep la kas of the taj mahal and the empire state building. artisan richard fuller created a crystal dome to look and feel like the inside of a crystal. public reaction varies from exhilaration to depression. >> it's kind of disconcerting. >> reporter: outside a shimmering pool reflecting crystal cloud. 800,000 crystals suspended in
air, light dancing with each shifting ray of sun. tourists come in droves to what is now austria's second most popular attraction. the swarovski see crystals as entertainers in their own right. direct them to create dreams, illusions and memories like rihanna's dress. >> a protagonist for that dress. the same kind of spirit which we've seen when mare rin monroe singing happy birthday for john f. kennedy, to be a part in such kind of important pop culture moments is something which makes us really, really proud. >> reporter: swarovski has a pop culture side of its business. like michael jackson's glove, well in hand. the retail side the trickier. finickier consumer taste and low costs from china are two reasons. bottom line this generation of swarovskis has their work cut out for them.
charlie? >> thank you. you know it's interesting this story, these old european families that created a business that exists today. >> and they still do it better than anybody else. just beautifully done. >> craftsmanship, craftsmanship. >> it really is. it's timeless, too. maybe timeless isn't the word. it's iconic. their work is very iconic. i've never been to austria, but if i go, i want to go there. have you been to austria, charlie? >> yes. >> have you been to austria? >> i have not. i like anything that sparkles especially on christmas. >> i'm with you. >> she's thinking tiffany. >> i'm thinking bigger than that. >> they don't have diamonds at tiffany. >> yes, they do, i think. i love tiffany. we take you to the studio that created "toy story" how pioneers like steve jobs and george lucas helped
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"cbs this morning" continues in a moment. i'm jamie yucas a look beyond the headlines. you would think a book that puts readers to sleep would be destined for the bargain bin. instead, it's on amazon's best-seller list. vinita nair shows why it's a huge success. >> oh, no, we'll have to start all over. >> reporter: like most 2-year-olds hudson is not a big fan of nap time. >> that's one of the biggest issues for parents is how do i get a child to go to sleep. >> reporter: that's why his mom bailey was eager to try a book that eases a child into slumber. >> i'm going to tell you the story that can make you feel very sleepy. >> reporter: it's called "the rabbit who wants to fall asleep." the yawns are written into the
story. the characters have names like the heavy-eyed owl and the sleepy snail. there are even notes for when you should read slowly. >> allow yourself to fall asleep. >> reporter: it worked on hudson. it's worked on so many kids that it's become an amazon best-seller in the u.s. and five other countries. that is rare for any book, let alone one that started out sell published with illustrations drawn by a friend. swedish author and behavioral scientist carl-johan ehrlin said he came up with the idea watching his mom sleep in the car. >> i woke her up. i told her, oh, i got this great idea. we've got to write this down. we started to look for paper everywhere. >> reporter: how did you test it? >> i went to preschools and asked them to read it when they have this group nap time. and they did for a week. they were pretty amazed. >> reporter: now some people can fall asleep right away. i was curious if it would work on my own son. very tired now. it didn't happen immediately. but when i read it the second time, he fell asleep.
but it doesn't work on every child. a quarter of the amazon reviews are just one star. "big fat freaking fail" writes one parent. "my 2-year-old hates this book and begs me to not read it" writes another. and it goes against the advice of many sleep experts who say kids need to learn to fall asleep on their own. but gaddis says it's been a lifesaver for her family. >> it's really effective and it puts me to sleep. >> reporter: isn't that the dream of every parent? vinita nair, cbs news, new york. this christmas many california residents are splitting a tax refund of more than $3 million. erin received nearly $28,000 yesterday from santa clara county. more than 200 other homeowners will also get refunds for being overtaxed. cbs this morning continues next. i'm jamie yucas.
♪ merry christmas ♪ christmas comes this time each year ♪ >> it's christmas day, friday, december 25th, 2015. merry christmas and welcome back to "cbs this morning." there's more real news ahead including a trip o the gulf of mexico. find out how old oil rigs are becoming homes for sharks. but first, here's a look at today's eye-opener at 8:00. >> i think itas devtated everybody. >> emergency declarations are in place in three southern states rocked by violent weather. >>ne person is dead after a christmas eve shooting at a busy north carolina mall. >> pope francis welcomed the faithful in celebrations of christmas day. tens of thousands crowded into st. peter's square. >> just a remarkable impact he's
had when you think about the church. >> the year of mercy that's coming up. >> i hope that my prayer and my desire is that we would become more loving. we can't change the world, but we can touch the person across the street. >> what is most rewarding for you? >> being here now and having all these wonderful things happening to me. >> i'm not sure i would have bought that sweater. >> charlie's like, let's make this clear. i picked it out of my closet this morning, but it look better on the hanger. >> it's sand, fire and what's the secret? >> it's not rocket science. >> i like anything that sparkles, especially on christm christmas. >> i'm with you. >> she's thinking tiffany. >> i got you. >> no, i'm thinking bigger than that. ♪ >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. we hope you are enjoying a
wonderful christmas morning. we recorded part of this broadcast in the days leading up to the holidays. >> we hope that you got a nicer looking sweater than the one i'm wearing right now. i know i'm obsessing about this. i picked it out of my closet because it looked good on the hanger. >> was the room dark? >> the room was a little dark. you know, we get up early, charlie. the alternative is to take it off and be sitting here in my bra. >> why not try that? >> we're trying to get viewers. >> i'm glad that we're all being charitable on this christmas morning. >> no comments about the sweater sth. >> i like that sweater. i i think you look beautiful. >> it doesn't work. >> thank you, norah. i'm not going pay any attention to what's his name. now a check of the morning headlines. >> good morning and merry christmas. i'm vinita nair. pope francis called for peace on this christmas day in a world torn by terrorist attacks. >> buon natale. >> tens of thousands showed up to hear the pope's annual
address. he said only god's mercy can free the nation. tornadoes pound more areas in the southeast as a week of unusual weather rages on. violent storms swept through multiple states on christmas eve. many people this morning are assessing the damage. the storms have killed at least 14 people, three governors have declared states of emergency. >> it is difficult particularly this time of year to see such damage and know that heartbreaks go along with that damage, that families have lost loved ones. >> in the west a rare scene in northern california thursday where two tornadoes touched down. nobody there was seriously hurt. and it is not feeling a lot like christmas along the east coast. new york city already broke its christmas day record hitting a high of 66 degrees just after midnight this morning. temperatures as far south as atlanta could reach into the 70s. one person is dead in a shooting at a n cortharolina mall on christmas eefb.
police say a fight between two groups escalated. one man pulled a dpgun and open fire. panicked shoppers ran for cover. >> somebody had a gun. and so everybody started running to the back. it was like he's in the store, he's in the store. so i started running and crying. >> police say an off-duty officer heard the gunfire and rushed to the scene. he shot and killed the gunman. a dpgas exploes killed 100 people in nigeria. victims were waiting for cooking gas for christmas when the fire broke out. some vindication this morning for americans held hostage in iran 36 years ago. each of the 53 hostages or their estates will receive up to $4.4 million in compensation. this comes from a provision in the spending bill approved last week. thousands of people spent christmas eve on a florida beach
o-search wrapped up its week in the gulf of mexico. they tag sharks all around the world. we were there when the team made history catching and tagging and releasing the first great white shark. jeff glor was also out on the ocean. >> good morning and merry christmas. the gulf has received enormous attention in recent years mostly for what went wrong. the deep water horizon oil spill to start. but five years after that disaster the gulf is teeming with life.
allowing them to study how many sharks is are there and where they're going. >> hi, finley. looking good, old girl. >> reporter: meet finley, a 10-foot-long tiger shark. the first to be tagged. >> here it is finley the tiger shark for you to enjoy following across the gulf of mexico. >> reporter: this group and scientists and fishermen wrapped an expedition. chris fisher is their leader. tiger sharks the white shark of the gulf. >> yes. >> reporter: and a shark that gets very close to shore. >> they love to come into beaches and estuaries as well as roam off shore. >> reporter: they tagged four sharks with gps trackers, two tigers and two hammer heads. they're posting all their data to their popular tracking websites. bringing global attention to a body of water with an often muddy reputation. a lot of people think of the gulf as a mess, largely because of the spill. >> i think the gulf's in pretty
good shape. if you talk to the people who are out there fishing, it's rebounding, full of life. >> reporter: and he hopes full of sharks. remove too many from their natural place at the top of the food chain and second tier predators would roam unbeaten and unchecked devouring smaller fish populations and throwing the entire ecosystem off balance. in the gulf, ocsearch is cautiously optimistic. thinning is not as popular here. over the decades the influx of oil rigs has created just as many artificial reefs. we're 30 miles off shore. there are 4,000 active oil rigs in the gulf of mexico. above water they're steel, stark, industrial, but under water, an explosion of life. >> you have to keep in mind these have been in for decades. no one quite realized how great ecosystems would be formed around them. >> reporter: greg stunz is the director of sports fish science
and conservation in corpus christi, texas. >> we'll be investigating oil and gas structures. >> reporter: he's working with ocsearch. when you first saw one of these undersea worlds, what was your reacti reaction? >> one is just the sheer size. but as soon as you dive down just a few feet and you see the size of building and under water, then the next thing you see is just the abundance of marine life, particularly fish that are just everywhere. >> reporter: over time man-made structures like oil rigs become artificial reefs by attracting an entire food chain. microscopic organisms, coral and eventually the lions of the ocean, sharks. they also attract transfers. usually when a rig is retired and a decision needs to be made. should parts of it stay and be permanently reefed or go? this is a tricky issue. everybody agrees that there are environmental benefits to it.
but some say listen, we're against reefing regardless of where it is or when it is because it just encourages the oil companies to drill more, yes? >> well, yes and more. many say it's ocean dumbing, you're just leave the trash. but the oil and gas companies don't want to do this. the scrap value of steel is way more than leaving it in. it's oil and gas and oil and gas doesn't have the best reputation. >> look, ocean first. great-grandchildren first. if you want an abundant future for the gulf of mexico, it would be an absolute catastrophe to not reef every single one of those rigs if you can. >> reporter: for now big oil's trash is fish's treasure. finley and her friends will provide scientists with data they never had, where gulf sharks are meeting and breeding. and what threats are real versus imagined.
>> crazy to be pioneering this kind of work in 2015. you would have thought it was done a long time ago. >> it's crucial because we all should be terrified of an ocean with no sharks. if that is the case, there simply will not be fish sandwiches for our children to eat. >> reporter: the second shark ocsearch tagged in cape cod, mary lee is their most famous. she's traveled 26,000 miles since 2012. last checked she was pinging off the coast of atlantic city, new jersey. fascinating indeed. and a christmas treat for beatles fans. how beatles lovers can bond with the fab four. charlie d'agata gets a look inside the hallowed halls of abbey road. ♪ the feeling's here ♪ that only comes ♪ this time of year ♪
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real thing. he shows us how it continues to create magic and mystique. >> reporter: it has become a mecca for music fans the world over, where they come to follow in the footsteps of the beatles and make their own mark on the studio where the beatles made their mark on history. ♪ i want to hold your hand ♪ i want to hold your hand >> reporter: but in 1969, it was one album in particular that put abbey road on the map, journalist and author andrew mueller says things might have been very different had the band not been near the end of their long and winding road. >> that album was going to be called everest. and they would do the publishing in the foothills of the great mountain, then someone suggested thlyat fing all the way there to do a photo was a schlep. why not go out and have the record called abbey road and be done with it. i sure of hope that this famous
image is because the beatles couldn't be bothered to get on a plane at that point. >> reporter: from the myth to the mythology. over the years maybe millions of fans have made the pilgrimage to this crosswalk, the most famous in rock 'n' roll. but this is where their journey came to an end until now. >> welcome to abbey road. >> reporter: thanks to a new collaboration with google, abbey road studios has opened its doors for the very first time. >> where only legends have been able to step inside. >> reporter: a virtual mystery tour offering 360-degree views, games and gadgets, an interactive abbey road experience. the real abbey road isn't open to the public or the press for that matter. it's a fully operational recording studio. we came early. no self-respecting rock star would be up at this hour. >> the sound of a room makes the
room special. >> reporter: not much has changed. chief sound engineer told us if it was good enough for the beatles -- >> you start playing around with the floor or the walls you change the sound. we don't want to change the sound. we love the sound. ♪ >> reporter: meant to sound live as if you were standing there. when the beatles brought 190 songs to the world recorded right here. and if a band is only as good as its songs, then the band's records are only as good as the equipment used to record them. how many microphones have you got? >> oh, thousands. >> reporter: these things are not just for show. >> no, absolutely not. they're used pretty much every day. >> reporter: pink floyd epic. ♪ the dark side of the moon
>> reporter: sam smith. ♪ you'd say i'm sorry ♪ believe me i love you >> reporter: and amy wine house's last recording session with tony bennett just four months before she died. this hasn't changed. >> this room. >> reporter: it's the studio's rich history that lends it such soul. like the steinway piano that's been in use for more than 60 years. maybe one little tinkle couldn't hurt. ♪ >> this features quite heavily on -- ♪ penny lane is in my ears and in my eyes ♪ >> it's also the piano used on -- ♪ lady madonna ♪ children at your feet ♪ wonder how you manage to make ends meet ♪
>> you can explore this studio and discover what goes on. >> reporter: and while the virtual tour might not be the same, it opens doors to a world most had never seen and it may help keep some of the devoted and their pens away. >> maybe they're thinking if people can sit at home and follow their computers and their phones and click through way through our building, they won't come down here and draw things all over our fence. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning" i'm charlie d'agata in london. >> the beatles still hold up. when you hear the music you know all the words even though you might not have heard it for years. pluv the beatles. >> inside the birthdays of buzz lightyear. >> i'm john blackstone at pixar animation studios. it all started 20 years ago with "toy story." we'll meet the filmmakers who will show us where pixar has
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but first, your local news. i'm jamie yucas with a look beyond the headlines. the idaho lunch lady who was fired for giving a student a free meal could return. the school district offered her her old job. she gave the lunch to a student who didn't have any money. she said she's not decided whether she'll return. fedex will deliver packages and open its service centers today after not making all of its christmas eve deliveries. the carrier blames last-minute shop and severe weather in parts of the country. customers should check to see if they'll be delivered or set aside for pickup. the so-called sharing economy has transformed the lodging and taxi industry. experts predict it will continue to expand rapidly in years to come. anthony mason reports on two young businessmen who embrace
sharing to achieve their dreams. >> reporter: when friends eric and sasha launched their online clothing company buck mason in 2013, they rarely had any money to pull it off. >> we had no experience with raising money from investors. >> reporter: they both poured in all of their savings and quit their day jobs to focus on the company. this left them more time to plan but less cash to get by. >> i came to sasha with this idea, what if i rented my place out and just slept on your couch. >> reporter: he listed his l.a. apartment on air bnb. in less than four months he made the $15,000 they needed to kickstart their business. >> when you start a business your most important asset is time. this freed up the time that it would take to earn that income and that became the price tag on that. >> reporter: there are now 17
bill dollar companies in the share economy where resources are sold daily from person to person. last year 155 million guests slept in an air bnb. that's 22% more than hilton hotels. uber gets more business travelers than taxis. and over the next ten years, the share economy will be worth an estimated $335 billion, 22 times what it's worth now. buck mason's profits have soared over the past year. they even built a physical store 20 feet from the apartment that helped make it all possible. >> had to sleep on somebody's couch which gave me an opportunity to own my own business. you know? i'd take that every day. that's a no-brainer. >> reporter: still less than 20% of americans have participated in the new sharing economy. but it's growing fastest with adults under 45 who are rethinking the value of
ownership. anthony mason, cbs news, new york. >> boy, i wish i'd had that idea. many letters sent to santa this year wound up in north pole, alaska. behind the house is a workshop where many letters are kept. >> you get a lot of funny letters. you see a lot that will say dear santa, please leave presents and take my brother. >> take your brother? no! the letters ask for dtoys and clothes. many asked santa for a place to live and one boy asked santa to take care of his mother. so sweet. thanks for watching "cbs this "orning. i'm jamie yucas.
♪ >> welcome back to "cbs this morning" on this christmas day. i hope you got everything you wanted under the tree today. nearly 30 years ago pixar introduced us to the signature desk lamps and bouncing balls. last month marks 20 years since pixar released its first feature. the movie was called "toy story." remember that. john blackstone visited pixar's bay area campus. >> i am buzz lightyear. i come in peace. >> reporter: when buzz, woody and the gang from "toy story" were first brought to life 20 years ago they seemed more realistic than anything previously created in an animated movie. >> please be careful. you don't want to be in the way when my laser goes off. >> reporter: it was the result of more than four years of work
at pixar animation studios. pete docter was one changing the way movies were made. >> you come to work every day and somebody would have figured something else out that you had never seen before. >> to infinity and beyond! >> reporter: "toy story's" animators had gone beyond what was done before by creating on computers, but getting closer to reality was more challenging than expected. >> almost every seen we'd go, oh, that's going to be really hard. but part of the fun of working here was this was a new toy. i was a kid who enjoyed figuring out how things worked. >> reporter: pixar was owned by somebody else who liked to figure things out, steve jobs. when "toy story" was released charlie rose talked to jobs. >> the things that i've done in my life and the things we do now at pixar, these are team sports. >> reporter: in 1986 jobs bought pixar for $5 million from filmmaker george lucas.
galin sussman was a director on that and every sequel. >> no way "toy story" would have been made without steve. he had the passion and the gumption for us to get the resources we needed to make the movie. >> reporter: and films about a talking fish. >> coming, nemo! >> reporter: robots. >> wall-e. >> reporter: and a rat who likes to cook has received massive critical acclaim and collected 12 academy awards. but when pixar had no movie ready for release in 2014, some in the industry wondered whether the stoudio had lost its edge. then came the release this year of "inside out." >> what the heck is that? >> who puts broccoli on pizza? >> that's it. i'm done. >> congratulations, san francisco, you've ruined pizza. >> reporter: so far the movie about the inner workings of an
11-year-old girl's mind has earned more than $800 million. a lot seemed to be riding on "inside out." it had been a while since pixar put a movie out. >> it was never a guarantee that something as bizarre and ab tract as going inside the adolescent's mind world would resonate with people, make sense to people, connect with people. who knew? >> scores, yes! >> reporter: in spite of the animation technology pixar has pioneered, its films still start the old-fashioned way. >> yeah, it still starts with a drawing, although we do draw digitally. >> reporter: from these drawings and the imagination of all those working on a movie at pixar, the story takes shape. >> i can turn like arlo around. he can be like what's going on? huh, what? >> reporter: "the good dinosaur" marks the first time pixar is releasing two movies in one year. >> it was 100 degrees in the shade.
>> reporter: originally scheduled to be in theaters two years ago the movie was delayed by production problems. >> the northwest was a huge inspiration for us. >> reporter: 2013 peter sohn replaced the movie's first director. "the good dinosaur" has had painful moments. >> a lot of pixar films go through the challenges of trying to make the story right. >> reporter: "the good dinosaur" was sohn's debut as a redictor. but in 13 years he's filled many other jobs, from animation to voice-over work. >> my name is russell. >> reporter: he was the inspiration for the wilderness explorer russell. >> are you in need of any assistance today, sir? >> when you're in a story room with these artists, everyone will be drawing you. the guys would draw me like a giant thumb with a hat. >> reporter: more than 90 animators worked on "the good dinosaur." three seconds of animation takes about a week to complete. >> there's a certain type of personality, you have to be
patient and have long vision. all about the long game. >> you're flying. >> reporter: in the 20 years since "toy story" pixar has been playing that long game. >> to infinity and beyond! >> reporter: and winning. for "cbs this morning" john blackstone, emeryville, california. >> really terrific the technical work that they do at pixar. >> just think of how it ended the piece, that it takes, what is it, three days a week to do three seconds of work? >> mm-hmm. >> i never understand that process. >> and one of the genius parts of steve jobs we don't think about often. >> that's right. >> game changer. >> game changer. one of you our favorite parts of this day is introducing you to our entire team. they help
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that does it for us. all of us here, all of us hope you'll have a wonderful and merry christmas. >> merry christmas. >> take it easy. epression, he felt alone. he thought he was to blame and no one would understand. when he finally told me he was hurting, i didn't know what to do. a few months later, my brother took his life. if someone you know is struggling like brian did, find out how to help. what will you say when someone suffering from depression comes to you? learn more at activeminds.org. announcer: you taught him how to hit a baseball. how to hit a receiver. the strike zone. the net. you taught him how to hit the upper corner. you even taught him how to hit the omapen n. but how much time have you spent teaching him... what not to hit?
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cbs cares. i'm jamie yucas with a look beyond this morning's headlines. the idaho lunch lady who was fired for giving a student a free meal could return. the school district offered her her old job. she gave the lunch to a student who didn't have any money. she said she's not decided whether she'll return. fedex will deliver packages and open its service centers today after not making all of its christmas eve deliveries. the carrier blames last-minute shopping and severe weather in parts of the country. customers should check to see if packages will be delivered or set aside at service centers for pickup. the so-called sharing economy has transformed the lodging and taxi industry. experts predict it will continue to expand rapidly in years to come. anthony mason reports on two young businessmen who embrace sharing to achieve their dreams.
>> this is the very first product we paid. >> reporter: when friends eric and sasha launched their online clothing company buck mason in 2013, they barely had enough money to pull it off. >> we had no experience with raising capital from outside investors. the thing we only knew how to do was be scrappy. >> reporter: they both poured in all of their savings and quit their day jobs to focus on the company. this left them more time to plan but less cash to get by. >> i came to sasha with this idea, what if i rented my place out and just slept on your couch? >> reporter: he listed his l.a. apartment on air bnb. in less than four months he made the $15,000 they needed to kickstart their business. >> when you start a business your most important asset is time. this basically also freed up the time that it would take to earn that income and that became the price tag on that. >> reporter: there are now 17 billion dollar companies in the
share economy where resources are sold daily from person to person. last year 155 million guests slept in an air bnb. that's 22% more than hilton hotels. uber gets more business travelers than taxis. and over the next ten years, the share economy will be worth an estimated $335 billion, 22 times what it's worth now. buck mason's profits have soared over the past year. they even built a physical store 20 feet from the apartment that helped make it all possible. >> had to sleep on somebody's couch which gave me an opportunity to own my own business. you know? i'd take that every day. that's a no-brainer. >> reporter: still less than 20% of americans have participated in the new sharing economy. but it's growing fastest with adults under 45 who are rethinking the value of ownership. anthony mason, cbs news, new york.
>> boy, i wish i'd had that idea. many letters sent to santa pole, alaska. santa's house in north pole welcomed visitors yesterday. behind the house is a workshop where many letters are kept. >> you get a lot of funny letters. you see a lot that will say dear santa, please leave presents and take my brother. >> take your brother? no! the letters ask for toys and clothes. many others, though, had heartbreaking messages. some asked santa for a place to live. one boy asked him to take care of his mother. so sweet. thanks for watching "cbs this morning." i'm jamie yucas.
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>> we have a very merry christmas show today with music, dance and holiday cheer. >> plus, christmas cookies and a bit of history on our national christmas tree. >> it is christmas friday, december 25th and this is great day washington. ♪ ♪ . >> yeah, it is christmas. good morning. my name is chris leary. >> thanks to our friends that helped us get christmas ready with our festive and oh so quirky sweaters. >> it's a local company located in ashburg, virginia, but their goods are available throug