tv The Early Show CBS May 11, 2011 7:00am-9:00am PDT
>> someone's having some fun in arizona. thanks for sitting in today. >> thanks for having me. i had a great time. have a great day. >> caption colorado, llc firstname.lastname@example.org good morning. wall of water, entire neighborhoods are engulfed as historic flooding moves south along the mississippi river. evacuations continue as thousands brace for the worst we're going live to memphis for the latest. a son's furry. one of osama bin laden's sons lashes out at ut u.s. for killing his father and burying his body at sea as the u.s. waits for pakistan to let them ir tear gait widows. midnigmid we'll . air scare, high drama aboard a delta flight to boston after authorities say a man tried to open an emergency door in mid flight. we'll go live to boston and tell you how the man was finally dub sued "early" this morning, wednesday may 11th, to 11. 2011.
captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs good morning. welcome to "the early show" here on a wednesday morning. i'm chris wragge. erica hill in washington, d.c. for us. good morning. >> good morning, chris. we are down here getting ready for our town hall meeting with president obama later today. we will be focusing on the economy but there is much that's happening of course both here in washington and across the country this morning. specifically, that terrible flooding that we've been covering so closely. chris, i know you want to begin with that. >> he can actually, erika. that is where we are going to begin this morning. it is a big, big concern. officials are double-checking levees in mississippi and louisiana as floodwaters surge higher and threaten the delta. some neighborhoods are under water as one of the most poverty stricken parts of the country is facing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. mark strassmann joins us live with the very latest.
mark, good morning. what is the current situation? where are officials focusing their attention this morning? >> reporter: good morning, chris. here in memphis, the focus has shifted. there is a new stage in this flooding crisis. it has gone from flood response to flood recovery. it is going to be a very long and a very expensive recovery. the mississippi has crested, of course, but the damages here are still a matter of some unknown question. the number is going to climb in the days ahead as folks get into their homes and see how bad it is. so the tributaries aren't going to start draining until early next week. until they drain, the neighborhoods now under schts 12 fe feet of water are going to stay connected. for hundreds of families, until they can get in their homes and see how bad the damage is, this crisis is going to go on for some time. >>, ma, it looks terrible there. where is the trouble now headed? who can expect it next. >> reporter: what happens now is
that the m p ississippi goes on crest somewhere else downriver. a series of flooding crests that is going to push the crisis all the way down to the gulf of mexico. you are going to have cities like vicksburg, mississippi, cities like baton rouge, new orleans, all in the next two weeks or so that are going to have their own moment of drama in this crisis. again, this is a fight that is going to go all the way to the mississippi, chris. there is going to be some scary times with some folks. >> this disaster is measured in weeks, not days. as far as preliminary damage estimates, are they throwing any numbers out there? >> reporter: latest here in memphis, $320 million from up and down the mississippi, possibly $4 billion, much of that farmlands that could be lost or washed away or have sand dumped on croplands that could kill those lands. it is a little bit unclear until all the water goes away. you don't get a true severance
of what it is. the early estimate, perhaps as much as $4 billion. >> unbelievable. mark strassmann for us in memphis, tennessee. thank you. now, here is erica. president obama turned his attention to the hot button issue of immigration yesterday saying the time for reform is now. it must not be delayed until after the 2012 election. cbs news senior white house correspondent, bill plante, has more on that story. good morning. >> good morning, erika. >> reporter: the president went all wait to the mexican border to make the case for immigration reform trying to get over the heads of the republicans that are blocking it here in washington. mr. obama said that his administration has answered the complaints of republicans about border security, with more agents, a border fence and aerial surveillance, going above and beyond what they asked for. >> they said we needed to triple the border patrol. now, they are going to say we need to quadruple the border patrol or they will want a
higher fence. maybe they will need a motor. maybe they will want alligators in the mote. they will never be satisfied. i understand. that is politics. >> reporter: it is politics for sure but on both sides. what the president is calling for doesn't stand a chance in this congress. the path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants. a visa reform tofor students an workers and to allow children to go to college of those that served in the military. mr. obama wants to know that the independent voters he will need next year know he is working on border security and that the hispanic voters know who to blame if nothing happens. erica? >> bill plante at the white house, thanks. joining us to discuss immigration reform and other issues, florida republican senator, marco rubio. sir, great to have you with us this morning. >> good morning. >> immigration seems to be this
issue that comes up every so often, sometimes in line with the campaign, sometimes not. then, it kind of falls by the wayside. is there any sense of urgency. is there room to get something dune done on this issue? >> i think it is an important issue. i am not sure it is as important as the lack of jobs or national security. it is an important issue. i don't approach this issue theoretically, i approach it from a real life experience. my parents were immigrants, my grandparents, my wife's parents. i have grown up around immigration. it is an important part of our legacy and a critical part of the future. we can't be the only country that doesn't enforce their immigration laws. >> i want to get to the subject of syria. you have been very outspoken there. obviously, so many americans have been following closely the events in the middle east at this point. you are putting forth a resolution asking the u.s. to separate with syria and pull the
diplomates out. how does that stop this regime from turning on its own people? is that enough? >> a couple things. the united states should be the leading voice in the world condemning what's happening in syria. we should make it very clear whose side we are on, on the side of the syrian people. the second thing we need to clearly point out and i hope the president will do, is saying that they is no longer a legitimate force. they have to hold on to power this way, that makes them illegitimate. i hope the united states will be a clear voice saying that. >> whether do you see further action happening? >> in terms of the u.s. position? i hope as soon as possible here in the senate. i hope we will begin today by filing this resolution. it will be bipartisan, widespread support in the chamber. i hope there will be a companion filed in the house. i hope the administration will follow suit. we are hoping that they will get more engaged on this issue. they have taken some measures. the resolution recognizes that
and commends them for doing that. we are asking the administration to do more to make sure the united states is the leading voice condemning what's happening in syria. >> do you foresee something going as far as military action? >> i don't think that is the right approach. i don't think that's the solution i think the solution is to be a leading voice in the world. what the u.s. says on these issues matters to people. we are the still the most powerful and important country on earth. other nations follow our lead. they are looking for leadership from the united states, even dissidents outside of syria and people in syria have told us that what the united states says matters and they are looking for us to be a clear voice on this issue. >> i want to touch on the photos of osama bin laden. have you seen these pictures? will you see them? >> i have not seen any pictures. i am not sure i need to see them. i can tell you, i know bin laden is dead. the reason we no that, al qaeda
has admitted it. if he is not, he needs to prove a video proving it. there is a lot of curiosity. the reality is that the united states scored an important victory in the war against terror. it is not over. there are a lot of other engagements to be fought. we made progress. i congratulate the president, the national security team he has assembled and especially the men and women of our armed forces that carried this out. >> just to be clear again, you have no interest at all in seeing those pictures? >> i don't. i think i understand why people are curious about them. reality of it is that is not the important issue. the important issue is bin laden is dead. the united states carried out a successful military operation. there are other questions i want to see answered that are much more important than what the pictures look like. >> senator marco rubio, good to have you with us this morning. thank you. >> thank you, erica. thank you. now, back to chris in new york. >> thank you. to the latest on the killing of osama bin laden and reaction
from his family. a statement denounces the u.s. for murdering his father. cbs news correspondent is in the capital of islamabad. tell us about this statement from bin laden's son, omar. >> reporter: good morning, chris. yes, it went to the "new york times." it is from omar, who is 30 years old now but he lived with bin laden until he was 18 in afghanistan. he has since then denounced al qaeda, the violence and his father. still, his point is, in this instance, the u.s. has broken international law by shooting an unarmed man. he says he was entitled, no matter what he may have done, to a fair trial. he cites an example of saddam hussein. in pakistan, this story has gained no attracts. people here are much more preoccupied with the u.s. raid, the breach of their national security it represents to them and the possibility that there was a support network for bin laden inside pakistan.
chris? >> elizabeth, senator john kerry has announced he will visit pakistan in the next couple of days. is he going to be able to sooth relations there? what type of situation is he entering into? >> reporter: well, his diplomatic skills are going to be tested to the limit e is going to have to lis seten to at of people vent anger, particularly people that cooperated with the u.s. in good faith. essentially, he is a good choice to begin diplomatic dialogue. he was here in february. he managed the last dust-up between the cia and the isa. he is known to be a very good friend to pakistan and a supporter of the aid package. if anybody can do it, he can. chris? >> we will shall. where does the u.s. stand as far as interviewing bin laden's wives? any closer to that happening? >> reporter: well, the cia contacts continue to say to cbs they have been given permission to see them. there is no evidence yesterday
that the interrogation has gun. pakistani sources are equivocating. they will say, well, maybe, we'll see. not yet. the wives are being held next to islamabad. the youngest one is getting treatment for the leg wound she sustained when she was shot by the s.e.a.l.s. the pakistanis so far are being very tight-lipped about the information they are getting from from an interrogation they have been carrying out over the last week. i think we will have to wait. elizabeth palmer in islamabad, pakistan. thank you very much. in our next half hour, we are going to speak with a former cia operations officer on how the u.s. interrogations of bin laden's widows will play out. we have that coming up in a couple of minutes. here is jeff glor with a check of the other headlines. >> good morning are to you and everyone at home. another airline security scare. a passenger tried to open an emergency door during a delta flight from orlando to boston. david robichaud of our boston
station, wbz, is at logan airport this morning. >> reporter: jeff, this is just latest in a string of flights disrupted by an unruly passenger. the delta jet was midway in its three-hour flight from orlando to boston last night when an unidentified passenger got up and tried to open an exit door. just tugged on it a little bit. he didn't rip it wide open. he didn't do anything crazy. he just tugged on it. >> reporter: an off-duty police officer stopped him, brought him to the back of the plane and put him in the middle seat between two other passengers for the remainder of the flight. witnesses say he was drunk. this comes on the heels of three similar incidents this week. sunday, a continental flight made an emergency landing after a man tried the same thing. they held him down for 30 minutes until landing. on sunday, a delta flight was diverted to albuquerque when a note with the word bomb was found in the bathroom.
the plane was searched, passengers questions and flied resumtd. hours later rk, flights on an american airlines flight subdued a passenger banging on the cockpit door shortly before landing. in court, the native of yemen was ordered held without bail. prosecutors say he repeatedly yelled god is great in arabic as he was subdued. he has not been linked to any terror group. as for last night's incident, the airport officials tell us the arrested passenger is a 43-year-old man from a boston suburb that will face a judge later this morning for arraignment. i'm david robichaud for cbs news. the two american hikers being held in iran were supposed to be on trial. their appearance has been postponed. the lawyer says he has not been told why. shane bauer and josh fattal are accused of being u.s. spice. new ways to present messages and the weak economy continue taking a big toll on the u.s.
postal service. they say they lost more than $2 billion in the first three months of this year. it is once again saying if congress couldn't help, the service may default on its federal payments and hit its boroughing limit by the end of september. former california governor, arnold schwarzenegger, spoke in public about his marriage last night for the first time since he and wife, maria shriver, separated. he told a dinner audience in law loenlos angeles, he hopes they can reconcile. >> with he both love each other very much. we are fortunate to have four lovely children and we are taking one day at a time. >> schwarzenegger and shriver have been married for 25 years. the bronze zoo here in new york has another escapee, a peacock, technically, a pea hen, the female version, flew away on monday ad is still on the lamb. it took six days to find the
thanks so much. that's your latest weather. back over to erica and chris. >> marysol, thank you so much and thank you for confirming you were born in a hospital. erica back to you in washington. >> all right, chris, thanks. still ahead this hour, questioning osama bin laden's widows. three women were detained, three wives in last week's raid that killed osama bin laden. will u.s. interrogators be able
to get any valuable information from them? i'll speak with a former cia operations officer. also coming up, a warning about counterfeit drugs, criminals are trying to sell fake prescription drugs and putting lives at risk. an eye-opening look at the problem coming up on "the early show" here on cbs. it's the comfort of a scent you've always loved. it's freshness that lasts for 14 days. it's snuggly softness you depend on. ♪ it's value you can feel good about. it's what makes the world a softer place. ♪ let's snuggle. choose a texas toast half-sandwich, like our classic turkey, piled high and tasty. pair with a delicious soup or house salad. served with seasoned fries, it's big flavor for just 6 bucks -- weekdays at chili's.
[ dog treats drop ] everybody likes to get a bonus. get more free during the petsmart big brands bonus sale. save $5 on select nutro natural choice® dog food and get 10% more free. at petsmart. ♪ express yourself ♪ ♪ express yourself ♪ ♪ oh, do it ♪ oh, do it [ female announcer ] coffee is like life. it's better when you add your flavor. like rich caramel macchiato, part of coffee-mate's new café collection. from nestle. part of coffee-mate's new café collection. you know rheumatoid arthritis means pain. but you may not know it can also mean destruction. not just of your joints, but of the things you love to do. and the longer you live with the aching, swelling, and stiffness, the closer you may be
to having your favorite things... taken away from you. but you can take action today. go to ra.com for your free joint profile so you can better talk to your rheumatologist about protecting your joints. man: and all the pens are put down... woman: and everything there is to learn is learned. man: till the heroes retire and the monsters return to their dens... woman: and all the plots are wrapped up. man: till that day... boy: by hook or by crook... girl: by book or by nook... woman: i will read.
still ahead the u.s. is waiting to interrogate three of osama bin laden's widows, detained in a raid by u.s. commandos last week that killed bin laden. for now they're in the custody of pakistani authorities. >> coming up we'll speak with a cia former operative. >> this portion of "the early show" sponsored by the u.s. postal service. that must cost a fortune. it sure does. well, if it doesn't have to get there overnight, you can save a lot
with priority mail flat rate envelopes. one flat rate to any state, just $4.95. that's cool and all... but it ain't my money. i seriously do not care... so, you don't care what anyone says, you want to save this company money! that's exactly what i was saying. hmmm... priority mail flat rate envelopes, just $4.95 only from the postal service. a simpler way to ship. ♪ new hershey's drops. a lot of hershey's happiness in a little drop of chocolate. pure hershey's. until the combination of three good probiotics in phillips' colon health defended against the bad gas, diarrhea and constipation. ...and? it helped balance her colon. oh, now that's the best part. i love your work. [ female announcer ] phillips' colon health. sir, can you hear me? just hold the bag. we need a portable x-ray, please! [ nurse ] i'm a nurse.
i believe in the power of science and medicine. but i'm also human. and i believe in stacking the deck. fresh cracked egg. oh! look at all the fruit in here. mm! you've got to try this, honey. oh! you're... not my honey. it's so good. whole grain oats with crisp apples, grade-a eggs with lean canadian bacon, or tasty fruit with low-fat yogurt. each just 300 calories or less. it's the simple joy of a wholesome breakfast. it's actually how we met. ♪ they took the flat screen. mom: the sound system... dad: they didn't take the computer...
mom: maybe it's time for a new one. employee: here's your new pc. and we moved the files from your old computer over for free. mom: our wedding video? employee: uh huh. mom: all the baby pictures? employee: yes. mom: our taxes? employee: yep. mom: that was so easy. dad: now this is something they would steal. vo: right now, buy a new pc at staples and we'll move your files over for free it's that easy.
frank mallicoat... the word from san jose state university is that last night's de oting on campus was not a random incident... and was not gang- related. the sh the word from san jose state university is last night's deadly shooting on campus was not random and not gang-related. the shooting in a parking garage killed three people including the suspected gunman. at least one victim was a woman and at least one was apparently a student at san jose. iran today postponed the spying trial of three cal grads arrested in 2009. the lawyers for shane bauer and josh fattal say iran did not explain why the two were not in court as scheduled today. sarah shourd is being tried in herabsence. shee won't return for trial.
in in san rafael. southbound 101, one lane is blocked right now as you make your way southbound out of san rafael. if you are heading towards the golden gate bridge, traffic moving okay across the span. but you notice your drive time is beginning to slow now between novato and san rafael. it's all starting to slow out of downtown san jose. this just started in the last five minutes or so. jammed just seeing your usual brake lights out towards cupertino. bay bridge metering lights on. check. and unfortunately, it is backed up to the macarthur maze. about a 20-minute wait to get off the bridge. that's your traffic. for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> elizabeth, that fog moves well onshore overnight. continues to extend inland trying to break up though as we look toward the mount vaca cam. you can see some clouds out there. but looks like we'll see a lot of sunshine showing up in the valleys, just a mix of sun and clouds and cooler temperatures. at the coast, fogged in the better part of the day temperatures only in the 50s. next couple of days, probably a little more sunshine and warmer temperatures over the weekend. a chance of rain returns to the bay area.
welcome back to "the early show" at half past the hour. beautiful shot of the white house there. i'm erica hill in washington this morning. as we prepare for a special town hall meeting with president obama on the economy we'll bring that to you tomorrow in our 8:00 a.m. hour. chris wragge in new york this morning. also ahead another big issue concerning the obama administration. the tactics that u.s. officials may use to try to get valuable information from osama bin laden's three widows. i'm going to speak with a former cia operations officer who interrogated al qaeda suspects just ahead, get his idea of why he thinks they may not find out much information from these women. >> we'll get back to you in a
president obama headlined a fund-raiser in austin, texas, last night, where he praised u.s. troops and intelligence officials for tracking down osama bin laden. >> and because of the extraordinary bravery of the men and women who wear this nation's uniform and the outstanding work of our intelligence agencies, osama bin laden will never again threaten the united states of america.
>> american officials are still waiting for access to the three widows of bin laden who have been in pakistani custody since the raid that killed the al qaeda leader. if they do get to interrogate the women our next guest charles faddis knows better than most how that would be handled. you also know very well what we could or could not actually get from the women. what do you anticipate they would give in terms of information? >> i wouldn't anticipate what we're going to get out of these ladies, assuming we get access, it's going to be extremely limited. it's about compulsion, i'm not talking physical force but you have to have some mechanism for making a person want to talk and all of the dynamics are contrary. >> there's no incentive whatsoever for the women to talk. >> these are people who have dedicated their lives to bin laden and to the cause. we just killed bin laden. i would think they would think
fundamentally the best way they could revere and remember him would be to give us absolutely nothing. >> is that such a loss if we don't get anything from them? how much do you think they actually know about the goings on of al qaeda and osama bin laden? >> i would expect that actually what they know is pretty limited. i would not think they would operationally be involved and i expect they were probably confined to relatively domestic routines. >> would the domestic routines, details on daily life routines of osama bin laden, could that offer insight? >> it could offer insight. in this business you're looking for any scrap of information. in a perfect world, would we like to know that? i don't think the ladies will have key details on plots and threats and frankly i don't think they'll give us much of anything. >> to give us any information you'll have to make them feel as comfortable as possible. will u.s. interrogators be alone
with them in a room or others? >> we'll have a limited period of time in the custody, in the presence of pakistani intelligence or security officials. they're going to bring them there. we'll be in front of them for a limited period of time. these women are going to know we don't have them under our control and they're there for a narrow window of time so they wait it out. >> in they are released and go back and find people they may know could they be bringing valuable information back with them to al qaeda? is there a concern about that? >> maybe. i mean i think probably they're not going to -- i think probably they're not going to be privy to many, many sensitive details. fundamentally i don't think these are individuals who have any keys to the kingdom. >> do you think there is anyone who may have some keys? >> it would have been great to talk to the couriers, and obviously there are other individuals. osama was communicating with the rest of the network via couriers.
we want to know where the couriers were going. >> good to have you with us this morning. >> thank you. just ahead, it is a global problem, counterfeit drugs flooding the market, posing deadly health risks. this morning, protect both yourself and your family in a cbs news investigation. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. . woman: and everything there is to learn is learned. man: till the heroes retire and the monsters return to their dens... woman: and all the plots are wrapped up. man: till that day... boy: by hook or by crook... girl: by book or by nook... woman: i will read. [ male announcer ] discover the new taste of eggo thick and fluffy waffles. whoa! a deliciously different way to waffle. how'd you make these, dad? secret recipe. really... [ male announcer ] new eggo thick and fluffy waffles.
with less chronic low back pain. imagine living your life with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a non-narcotic treatment that's fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not approved for children under 18. people taking maois or thioridazine or with uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymbalta. taking it with nsaid pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners may increase bleeding risk. severe liver problems, some fatal, were reported. signs include abdominal pain and yellowing of the skin or eyes.
talk with your doctor about your medicines, including those for migraine, or if you have high fever, confusion and stiff muscles, to address a possible life-threatening condition. tell your doctor about alcohol use, liver disease, and before you reduce or stop taking cymbalta. dizziness or fainting may occur upon standing. side effects include nausea, dry mouth, and constipation. [ male announcer ] ask your doctor about cymbalta. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. go to cymbalta.com to learn about a free trial offer.
an important warning about the dangers of counterfeit drugs. criminals are looking to cash in on some of the most popular drugs on the market and it appears they're putting lives at risk in the process. susan koeppen is here with an investigation into the ongoing problem. good morning, susan. >> good morning, chris. this isn't just a national problem it's a worldwide problem. the pills are often cheaper than the real thing, making them an attractive buy to unsuspecting consumers. the world health organization and the fda say it's hard to even put a number on the extent of the founder fit drug problem. products lick lipitor, procrit and viagra are widely counterfeited drugs. how big of a problem are counterfeit drugs?
>> globally they are a big concern. >> reporter: alyssa burnstein it a drug expert. >> the counterfeiters prey on the vulnerability of the consumer and don't care if they're harming patients. >> reporter: getting counterfeit drugs in your local pharmacy is rare but it does happen. more commonly, fake drugs are bought and sold over the internet. recently the fda accused nearly 300 websites of selling counterfeit drugs to consumers and demanded they stop. >> if i were to show you some counterfeit and genuine, i bet you won't be able to tell the difference. >> they're that good? >> that good. >> reporter: when the fda bought tamiflu from a suspicious website they got what looked like the real thing. the pills look the same, the packaging looks the same but one is fake? >> yep. >> reporter: take a look for yourself. it's hard to tell the difference but the fake pills are on the right. turns out the tamiflu was really
talc and acetaminophen. >> if you take this, you're not going to get better. >> reporter: we bought packages of viagra online and had them tested by pfizer. the company which makes viagra. one came back real but the other package was fake. >> last year pfizer seized approximately 8.3 million dosages of counterfeit product. of that approximately 57% was counterfeit. >> reporter: when shopping online for drugs the fda recommends consumers shop at state-licensed pharmacies in the u.s. and look for this seal of approval called vips. consumers should avoid websites with cheap prices and without a prescription. >> if the price is too good to be true that's a red flag you're not going to get the real drug. >> counterfeit drugs can be harmful, even deadly for patients. they often lack the active ingredients or contain dangerous
ingredients which could lead to serious side effects. sometimes the drugs do nothing in them at all. >> especially if there's talc in them. what is the fda doing? >> the drugs are being seized globally every single day so there's a big effort to ease these drugs but the fda is working about wholesalers, manufacturers, pharmacies to put in a really good tracking system so they know where each pill is going and if it's supposed to be there. coming up next on the broadcast as we prepare for a town hall with the president, a look at positive signs in the economy, coming up when we come back. this is the early show here on cbs. membership rewards points from american express. they're a social currency with endless possibilities.
8% every 10 years.age 40, we can start losing muscle -- wow. wow. but you can help fight muscle loss with exercise and ensure muscle health. i've got revigor. what's revigor? it's the amino acid metabolite, hmb to help rebuild muscle and strength naturally lost over time. [ female announcer ] ensure muscle health has revigor and protein to help protect, preserve, and promote muscle health. keeps you from getting soft. [ major nutrition ] ensure. nutrition in charge! a plant is only as good as the soil you put it in. look, both these potted plants got the same sun. same water. only difference? this. miracle-gro potting mix. rich organic ingredients with miracle-gro plant food mixed right in. it even feeds plants for six straight months. want this result? gotta start with this soil. miracle-gro potting mix. success starts with the soil.
during our town hall meeting in washington. cbs news business and economics correspondent rebecca jarvis is here with more. we're seeing a little bit of a return to normal in the sense that americans are going back to credit and borrowing. >> consumers are back to borrowing and banks, this is key, banks are actually lending them the money. bank lending was up $30 billion in the first quarter of this year and why that's important is because obviously if you're an american you want to buy a home. you want to buy a car or you want to expand your business, in many cases you need a loan from a bank and banks are now back to doing a little bit more lending than they were at the height of the crisis. >> so we should put this in perspective because this report looked at more lending, people going back to credit more. there was a large focus on the irresponsible use of credit by many americans in the past leading up to the recession. we're seeing positive uses of credit. >> none of this stuff happens in a vacuum.
when we say people are back to borrowing we want to know they're doing it responsibly. this report shows overdue bills are down 15%. on top of that bankruptcies are down 13% so at the end of the day, what we're seeing here is that people are back to borrowing but doing it responsibly and that's the exact thing you want to see to spur growth in the future. >> will it spur job growth? >> we have seen some of that and i'll give you an example of what the ripple effect can be like. for example, car sales are way up in this country. we've seen it throughout the year. general motors just today announced that they are going to be hiring 4,000 new workers with $2 billion. how does that happen? it happens because we go out and buy a car and the ripple effect of our purchases as americans create jobs because there needs to be people to actually manufacture those cars and people to sell those cars so the more we buy to some extent the better off the economy is. we have to do it responsibly and again that's what this report
shows. >> this is really the heart and soul of our economy because it's a consumer driven economy, something like 70%, right? >> we are a consumer driven economy. 70% of it as you say is driven by our spending and that's what equates to the growth in this economy, when we spend money it creates jobs but again, we have to come back to we have to do it responsibly in order to create a sustainable jobs picture. obviously we're still a ways away from all of that, still a ways away from moving the unemployment needle down from 9% but this is a start and when the credit markets have come undone and thawed a little bit we feel like we can spend more money because banks are lending it to us. >> you mentioned that 9% unemployment rate, unemployment ticked up to 9% last friday with the jobs report but we did see better than expected jobs created. >> yes, better than expected jobs created and a lot of them in the private sector which is key here. private sector jobs, 244,000 jobs were created in the month of april. private sector jobs are the ones
that come from small businesses, that handle american corporations, and that's exactly what we want to see because that's the sustainable growth. it's not government spending growth. it's the sustainable growth that comes from the private sector. >> that's one of the things we're looking at. we're also doing the town hall with the president later today. you've been going over some of the questions submitted by folks at home. what's the main concern? >> jobs, jobs, jobs continue to be front and center but gasoline prices as well are a big one obviously because of the big increase we've seen. >> we'll be looking at those, you'll be there with , tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. on "the early show." cbs presents a town hall on the economy with president obama, i'll be hosting along with harry smith. submit your questions at cbsnews.com.
with the red, white, and blue. ocean spray cranberry, white cranberry, and blueberry juice cocktails. [ coughs ] okay, i believe this one is yours? [ clears throat ] the doctor leaned over and said to me, "you just beat the widow-maker." i was put on an aspirin, and it's part of my regimen now. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. go see your doctor now.
with chili's new $6 lunch break combos. choose from a house salad or hot, tasty soup. then pair it with a massive texas toast half sandwich, like our delicious classic turkey or our gigantic new southwestern blt, smothered in cilantro lime mayo and jam-packed with three glorious slices of applewood smoked bacon. served with fries, that's big flavor for just 6 bucks! the $6 break for bold, weekdays at chili's. this is walgreens. a place to help you stay well. where liz kiem can find answers to nagging questions like, "is this a cold or allergies?" and, "when should i switch out my toothbrush?" where she can get calcium for her bones and protection for her skin. at walgreens, you can find the answers to live a little healthier too. walgreens. there's a way to stay well. like walgreens on facebook and find out how to receive a coupon for $5 off nature made calcium.
b-s five... i'm grace lee. investigators say a deadly sh it is 7:55 now. time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm grace lee. investigators say a deadly shooting at san jose state university was not a random incident and it was not gang- related. two people were killed in the tenth street parking garage last night. and the suspected shooter died later at the hospital. anyone planning to drive to south lake tahoe should expect some major delays. a stretch of u.s. highway 50 will be closed for the next two weeks because of repair work at echo summit. delays are expected to continue though even four weeks after the highway reopens. the 35-mile detour will take drivers through gold country. and stanley cup play-offs the sharks are now in danger of losing a series they once led three games to none. last night in detroit, the red
in marin. an accident in the area. drive time up to 24 minutes between highway 37 and 580. speeds are very slow across the stretch. one of our live traffic sensors picking up speeds about 19 miles per hour. it looks like things improve past 580. the bay bridge toll plaza backed up to the macarthur maze. no incidents, just the usual congestion trying to get on the bridge. mass transit is on time and also, a very slow ride for silicon valley commuters on westbound 237. that's your traffic. for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> elizabeth, you got to search hard for the sunshine today. we have lots of clouds and even drizzle on our lens in san francisco. looking towards the transamerica building, we have that especially closer to the coastline for today and some cooler temperatures outside, highs only in the 50s at the beaches, with mostly cloudy skies. inside the bay 50s and 60s, partly cloudy this afternoon. tomorrow warming up a bit but rain on the weekend.
redeem it at a design center for $400 toward an ethan allen mattress set. to get the may mattress perk, go to ethanallen.com/perks. offer ends may 31st. [ female announcer ] this is nothis is walgreens.ugstore. a place to help you stay well. where liz kiem can find answers to nagging questions like, "is this a cold or allergies?" and, "when should i switch out my toothbrush?" where she can get calcium for her bones and protection for her skin. at walgreens, you can find the answers to live a little healthier too. walgreens. there's a way to stay well. like walgreens on facebook and find out how to receive a coupon for $5 off nature made calcium.
good morning. top of the hour, here on a wednesday morning, may 11th, 2011. welcome back to "the early show." i'm chris wragge in new york. as you can see, erica hill is in our nation's capitol. >> good morning. my goodness, that shot was beautiful. what a great way to start the day. we're here in washington because we're preparing for a special town hall meeting with president obama. the focus is the economy. we're going to bring that to you tomorrow. in our entire 8:00 hour. the president is not only i'm sure preparing for that town hall with us, but he's going to be speaking at a graduation
ceremony in memphis in a few weeks. booker t. washington high won a competition to have the president speak. it was chosen to prepare kids for college in the future careers. we're going to see what the happy principal and happy students have to say. looking forward to that as well. also, as they were the quintessential power couple of american polle cal life until arnold schwarzenegger and maria shriver spoke about the split. we get the insight from a journalist, but first jeff glor at the news desk. good morning to you. good morning everyone. flooding in the mississippi delta is already bad and it will get course. the river crested in memphis. damage is estimated at $320 million. it's expected to reach its high mark in vicksburg, mississippi next week. in baton rouge on may 22nd, and new orleans, a day later.
you can see this morning the extent of the memphis flooding in these before and after pictures taken from space released by nasa. mark strassmann is in memphis. mark, good morning to you. >> good morning, so many communities along the river have their piece of this flooding drama. one of them is about an hour's drive south of memphis, tunica, 350 homes completely evacuated, mostly under water. the only living thing we found was a deer stranded on one of the rooftops. these folks do not have flood insurance. here's the kicker. the building regulations have changed since most of those homes were built and the worry about many communities is they will not be allowed to rebuild. they're worried that their community will literally be flooded off the map, that many other communities can rebuild. the question in kuhn ka is whether they're going to be allowed to. >> mark, thanks very much in
memphis. one of osama bin laden's sons says his father should have been captured and given a fair trial. omar bin laden complains his father's body was not rushed to the family. the father and son were estranged. an unruly air passenger will face a judge in boston. officials say the man tried to open an emergency door in a delta flight from orlando last night. he was subdued by an off duty police officer. >> a gentleman in the exit aisle across the way was fiddling with the emergency door. all the flight attendants ran toward the back. i don't know if that's where they put him or what. >> other passengers say the man appeared to be drunk. it's the fourth disruptive passenger on an airline this week. there is newly released video of jet man in the grand cany canyon, the swiss adventurer yves rossy dropped almost 200 mile an hour in the jet suit.
he zoomed around eight minutes before parachuting to a safe landing. it is coming up on 8:04. we'll jet over to marysol castro. >> good morning, everyone at home. as we show you the national picture. heat and precipitation. we have a little rain in the northwest, a little rain in the northeast. take a look at the nation's mid section. we are contending with severe storms in the midwest. those storms bringing gusty winds to the midland. that same storm is responsible for gusty winds in and around
race to the top challenge. the big prize here, a commencement address from the president himself. the winner was announced on tuesday. it is booker t. washington high in memphis, tennessee. it has been dramatically lowering its dropout rate, all the while preparing its students for the future. we're joined by the principal and two students. good morning and congratulations to you guys. has it sunk in yet? >> good morning. thank you. >> as i understand it, alicia, you took the phone call. are you on a first name basis with the vice president? >> oh, yes. i'm sure we're friends. he definitely called me alicia. it was great. >> this is something i know you've been working really diligently towards. part of this race to the top is showing why your high school is deserving of bringing the president in by showing how you've improved the education for your students, how you've improved your preparation, in terms of sending them out to the world, to college or a job.
tell us what you think convinced the president that this is where he should come and speak? >> well, yeah, i'm excited. i'm actually excited that he chose us. i'm hoping that he chose us because we're representative of all schools. i think that everybody in the nation is working hard. the hard job is educating teenagers period, even though they're your own kids. >> a lot of parents agree. >> yes, i think we're all working hard and i just would like for us to represent the hard work that goes into educating teenagers. >> kenneth, you actually helped -- you both actually worked on the application. you worked on the video. what do you think it was about the video you put together? it was so moving that may have really struck a chord? >> i think that the statistics really stood out and everyone loves the fact that we went from
the good to the bad and how everyone came together and acted as a family instead of just doing their own thing. and not voting at all. >> you're headed to the university of tennessee. i understand you want to major in business. >> vashdy, you are headed to the university of tennessee also. the dropout -- the graduation rate was 52%. now it's 87% in 2010. did you notice your time at the school a change in the feeling among students there and even the way teachers approached you? >> yes, ma'am. teachers used to come to us. they've always been so supportive in telling us to come to school and get ready for this, get ready for that, prepping us for tests and everything. the students, they have acted so well. they have been so great my four
years. they've just been going from positive to positive to positive. >> it is positive news coming out. kenneth, what are you going to say to the president if you have a chance to speak with him? >> actually, i'm speechless, but i'm working on it. i've been trying to gather my words and articulate properly. but i really don't know what i'm going to say right now. >> you'll have a little time to plan it out. great to have all of you with us this morning. alicia, vashdy and kenneth. good luck with the graduation and what's next. continued success for you. >> thank you. just ahead, they were hollywood and political power couple for a quarter century. now it looks like the schwarzenegger-shriver marriage is on the outs. we'll take a look at what's behind the split. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. breakfast!
[ male announcer ] discover the new taste of eggo thick and fluffy waffles. whoa! a deliciously different way to waffle. how'd you make these, dad? secret recipe. really... [ male announcer ] new eggo thick and fluffy waffles. really... you know rheumatoid arthritis means pain. but you may not know it can also mean destruction. not just of your joints,
but of the things you love to do. and the longer you live with the aching, swelling, and stiffness, the closer you may be to having your favorite things... taken away from you. but you can take action today. go to ra.com for your free joint profile so you can better talk to your rheumatologist about protecting your joints. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ introducing purina one beyond a new food for your cat or dog. i've had asthma for 11 years... ...but my symptoms kept coming back... ...kept coming back. then i found out advair helps prevent symptoms
from happening in the first place. advair is for asthma that's not well controlled on a long-term asthma medicine, such as an inhaled corticosteroid. advair will not replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. advair contains salmeterol which increases the risk of death from asthma problems and may increase the risk of hospitalization in children and adolescents. advair is not for people whose asthma is well controlled with a long-term asthma control medicine like an inhaled corticosteroid. once your asthma is well controlled your doctor will decide if you can stop advair without loss of control and prescribe a different asthma control medicine, such as an inhaled corticosteroid. do not take advair more than prescribed. see your doctor if your asthma does not improve or gets worse. is advair right for you? ask your doctor. get your first prescription free. advair helps prevent symptoms. last night in los angeles,
arnold schwarzenegger spoke publicly for the first time about his split from his wife. in a speech, he said they are receiving tons of support. >> i just talked to maria an hour ago before i came here. we both were saying the same thing. we're amazed and extremely blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful people, so many wonderful friends. we both love each other very much. we are very fortunate that we have four extraordinary children, and we're taking one day at a time. >> the couple had been married for 25 years before they announced on monday they were separating. everyone is now asking what happened here. joining us with more is kate coin and helen fisher of chemistry. >> so many rumors out there that will continue to surface in the days to come as to why on both sides. let me ask you, what do you know at "people" magazine as to what
maria's reasons are? >> so far anyone hoping for a sensationalistic reason behind this, they'll be disappointed. there's no smoking gun, at least nothing anybody has been able to discover. it seems to be a situation where arnold has ended one phase of his career and is launching into the previous career he had had. maria is really at a loss right now. she's trying to figure out what she wants to do next. she's uncertain of how to handle this transition. she's lost many of her closest family members in a short period of time. she's at sea. they found themselves in completely different places. >> we're looking at this youtube posting that she posted talking a lot about transitioning. what do we think that's code for? >> i think clearly, she's at a loss right now. she says herself that, you know, she's in a place where she just doesn't know what she wants to do with the rest of her life. it happens sometimes when people's children grow up and go
to school. in this case, she's gotten used to living her life a certain way for the last seven years. her husband seems to be having no difficulty laurchling back into his entertainment career, but she doesn't know what to do. >> how big does that play into things, the fact that she lost her parents, lost her uncle ted and a career? >> a lot of times, when there are deaths in the family, a marriage gets stronger. it doesn't have to break up. big transitions can pull people together. they don't pull necessarily people apart. i study personality and who is drawn to whom. on dating site chemistry.com. there are real differences between these two personalities that have been -- left her without the romance and without the deep intimacy that she has been looking for. he's a high testosterone kind of guy. as they focus on one thing, they
can ignore everything else. she's been craving a deeper relationship. >> any reason this has taken so long? these personality traits didn't crop up. >> no. as a matter of fact, on chemistry.com, i find these people are drawn to each other originally because the high testosterone type, as arnold certainly is needs the people skills, verbal skills, intimacy of a person like maria. they often need the decision making of the high testosterone type. but it can get on your nerves. unless you can change and rebuild a relationship, they are in that stage. he's going to fight to win her, because the high testosterone type doesn't like to lose. >> what are we thinking? >> they made it clear this is a separation and not a divorce,
another high profile couple split up, tipper and al gore have yet to divorce. they are going to take some time to focus on what they want to do in the future. maybe that will include a reconciliation. >> thank you both very much. good to see you both. coming up on "the early show," a special look at unemployment. what jobless americans are doing to cope. later on, tablet computers are all the rage, but can they make your computers obsolete. you're watching "the early show" here on cbs. ? obsolete? you're watching "the early show." >> this portion sponsored by staples, easy to buy, easy to fix, easy to save. to buy a new laptop. or get one fixed. with highly trained tech experts, staples makes repairing technology easy. staples. that was easy. maybe it's because their department store makeup is so expensive.
wiped out in recovery and the labor front has been low. this week on the "cbs evening news" anthony mason is looking at the unemployment situation in a series called "help wanted: getting america back to work." good to see you. >> good to he to see you. the average length of unemployment is 38 weeks, some of the long-term unemployed are looking for drastic solutions and in effect reinventing themselves. in wonder lake, illinois, bill melke is wondering when he'll find another job. >> i've been unemployed for over a year. >> bill tonkin show knows the feeling. >> reporter: they're not alone. 4 out of 10 people are unemployed. >> we really could see people who maybe never get pulled back in or it takes a very, very long time before they can get a job that comes close to matching
what they lost in the great recession. >> reporter: melke started an internet business. >> but it's still not generating a significant income at this point in time. >> reporter: tonkin has taken a different approach. >> i wasn't a very good student when i was a kid. >> reporter: tonkin enrolled at mchenry county college, among some 400,000 americans studying under the government's workforce investment act. has it made a difference? >> i feel a lot more confident. there's a lot more positions that i would be willing to apply for. that i wouldn't have before i took the course. >> reporter: and he's found a job, 45 minutes away in chicago as a construction site supervisor. >> i talked to the masonry contractor -- >> reporter: after work he heads to class. it's like a 16, 18 hour day. >> it's brutal. >> reporter: half in the government's dislocated worker program find jobs and when they do they often face a hefty cut in salary.
tonkin's has dropped by $30,000. >> but i'm grateful. >> reporter: making less but you're happy to have the job? >> you bet. you bet. >> and this saturday, ed tonkin will graduate with his associate's degree in construction management. >> what can we expect tonight? >> tonight we go to dow chemical company in midland, michigan, taking laid off autoworkers and training them to make solar shingles. >> good to see people appreciative of having a job, means so much. anthony, good to see you. we look forward to tonight. tomorrow at 8:00 a.m., cbs news presents a town hall on the economy with president obama. erica hill will be hosting along with harry smith, and rebecca jarvis will be reading questions from our viewers and cbs news will hold a town hall on the economy with key republicans coming up early next month on the cbs station. still ahead on the early show, mark harmon, star of
"ncis" will be here, when we come back. this is "the early show" on cbs. yo we spend a lot of time together. well mainly in traffic. i'm serious. we've been together, what, a super long time. true. and at first it was all business, you know, i'd take him here, i'd take him there. everywhere. and over the years, we've really bonded. sure. why else would you always buy me chevron with techron? 'cause we need gas. i think it's more than that. i think that you care about me. you're a good friend. best friends? um, uh, yes, best friends. yeah. [ male announcer ] your car takes care of you. care for it. chevron with techron. care for your car.
never using preservatives or artificial flavors. athenos. maybe the only thing approved by yiayia. the people shot and killed at san jose state university was a t night's good morning. it's 8:25. time for news headlines. at least one of the people shot at san jose state university was a student. last night's shooting in a campus parking garage left three people dead including the suspected gunman. police don't believe it's random. no motive at this hour. in napa county thousands of people have brown water or no water at all because of a water main break. city experts believe the problem was from winter rains that weakened the ground near the broken main. it's not sure when the situation will be completely resolved. iran postponed the espionage trial of two uc- berkeley grads scheduled to start today. a swiss diplomat says it's because shane bauer and josh fattal did not show up for court. the two men have been in jail in iran since being arrested
nearly two years ago. traffic and weather around the bay area in just a moment. stay with us. ado. diphenhydramine. magnesium hydroxide. atheletes foot. yes. i'm a people pleaser. if elected, i promise flu shots for all. i am a walking medical dictionary. congratulations virginia. inflamed uvula. i'm virginia. i'm a target pharmacist and i'm here to answer your questions.
good morning. got a new accident now in hayward. southbound 880 approaching whipple. an accident blocking a lane. traffic jammed from at least a street. san mateo bridge looks great. no issues at all across the span. 880 through oakland, it is pretty slow and go all the way past the coliseum as you make your way up towards downtown oakland. and at the bay bridge, they
turned this camera around because we have a staminate top of the incline. traffic is stacking -- we'll a saw it now at the top of the incline. traffic i stacking up to the first overcrossing. past the metering lights which are on it remains slow and go towards san francisco. now, while i have been doing this traffic report, lawrence has been standing next to me doing pirouettes. you must be very excited about this forecast. >> i am! [ laughter ] >> makes you want to dance. we have a lot of clouds showing up around the bay area today all the way into san jose right now. and many of the interior valleys we have seen some drizzle at the coast and into san francisco. that is going to start to break up. going to try to bring in a little bit of sunshine, still a couple of lingering clouds at the coastline though not much in the way of sun, mostly cloudy skies there all day long. temperatures generally going to stay in the 50s at the coastline, lots of 60s inside the bay. thursday and friday warmer, rain on the weekend.
erica hill is down in d.c., she'll wish she was here. i'll tell you that right now. before i get to that, i ask you who television's favorite personality was, you'd probably think -- >> marysol castro. >> not anymore. now it is mark harmon. according to the latest poll of tv stars the actor bumped oprah to number two and no wonder, "ncis" averages more than 22 viewers a week. >> impressive. [ applause ] >> nice job mark harmon! he's here to tell us about the season finale. talk about a show that is steamrolling the competition the last couple of years. we'll talk to mark about that and everything else. i remember when i saw him in" st. elsewhere." back in the day. we're talking tablets, tired of your pc, may be time to move to a tablet. there are tons flooding the
thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now here's chris. >> marysol, thank you very much. with more than 22 million viewers a week this cbs crime drama "ncis" continues to be the highest rated scripted series. for eight action packed series mark harmon has led the pack as special agent jetro gibbs.
>> are they making sheet music? >> um-hum. >> please. taking a page out of your song book. >> hmm. >> like you'd pass up a duet for the lady like that. who outranks him to boot. >> she outranks me, too. >> and ladies and gentlemen, here he is, mark harmon, the star of "ncis." how are you. good to see you. >> thank you. >> eight years and running. >> yes. >> this was a show that didn't start off great, right out of the blocks but boy it has turned it off around in the last couple of years. >> great people involved in the show and a pleasant place to work and we're all appreciative and that appreciation i think is what people respond to on the show. we like each other and it shows. >> was there a turning point, though? >> i don't know. i think we've changed over the years. i think we've changed in front of the camera, behind the camera certainly and we've managed to get bet we are change so it's rare and like i said before, i think it's something, it's important to appreciate.
>> did you ever think when you're sitting on the stage for the up front season right now, sitting there with the cast and you never know. >> no. >> it's a toss-up what shows are going to make it and which shows aren't. you're one of the survivors way back in 2003 when the show was introduced. >> a class of 14 and the only one other than us still presently on the network was "two and a half men." >> you seem to have a leg up there. >> never know. >> the relationship that you and michael wet whetherly have, why the viewing audience embraced this as much? do you look at that relationship and think that's one of the key factors? >> i look at all the relationships and think it goes both ways. there are people who like each other and we all changed over the years on the show, obviously, as you would think. dave mccowell and michael whetherly and paulie perez we've changed as well. >> we've seen what's going on
with the s.e.a.l.s, i know you've probably had a chance to meet a number of them over the course of the years. >> i haven't met one s.e.a.l. >> no, never? >> no. or if i have i don't know i have. maybe that's the way it should be. >> you talk about the sense of pride of representing these people and seeing them being in the headlines and being recognized for the work that they do. >> very difficult job, and in some ways glad that you're on the side who has people like that and individuals like that. some of these nci special agents i feel the same way about and it's a difficult job and one that i don't have to do for real. i can act it but it takes a very rare breed. it's a warrior who does that. >> that's for sure what we're finding out more and more. let's talk about the season finale here. you're known for looeaving a lo out there. this year no different. can you give us a hint? >> there's an impressive body count and that's about all i can
say. i think we'll try to answer some of the questions at the end of this year early next year and gary glassberg is doing a great job with that and i think that our audience obviously is tuning in and we've earned that. >> you talk about body counts, impressive body count you're not one of them? >> i didn't say that. i'm not here in the fall, then you can talk to whoever else is. >> one never knows. we talked a moment ago, we didn't mean to embarrass you about the poll, ranking america's most popular tv star and i just on a serious note want to ask you this, oprah winfrey, whom you've knocked from the perch, number two, leaving afternoon television, her net worth from what we've been told is below a gazillion dollars. do you feel bad kicking her down off the top spot? >> i don't know how to respond to that question. it's a good day for the show. other than that i move on. >> things like that, you look back, what year was it, 1986 that "people" magazine, this is your life right now, the sexiest
man alive, things like that, do you laugh it off? is it one of the -- what do you do? >> who takes that seriously? >> that's what i want to know. knowing i'll never be one of those. >> chris if you were on the cover would you take it seriously? >> my parents probably would. >> and some do which is great, but for me, you got to laugh at that i think. >> as far as this summer what do you do? >> i'm on hiatus now, going to be working and then i'm going to montana with my family. i'm looking forward to that, go back to work after july 4th. >> as far as walking up and down the street, the popularity over the years? >> just walk faster. >> people gel jeyell jethro? >> just walk faster. >> i'm familiar with your football career at ucla and "st. elsewhere." great show. >> nice to meet you.
>> nice to see you as well. see mark harmon and the rest of the cast at "ncis." the season finale tuesday at 8:00, 7:00 central here on cbs. this portion of "the early show" sponsored by staples, easy to buy, easy to fix, easy to save. staples, that was easy. it's easy easier to buy tablets these days, rather than ebooks and personal computers a lot of people switching to tablets. ipad is the big name but katie linendoll is here to sort out what is becoming this vast supply of tablets on the market. good morning. >> good morning. i like to call it an influx because believe it or not there are over 120 tablets on the market and people are hard pressed to name two that aren't the ipad. >> difficult to keep track. we'll talk about a bunch. are there a legit replacement? >> it's a one-two punch, a powerful laptop and portability
and traveling on the go i love to have a tablet as a two. >> one question, we see the contracts all the time. sometimes tablets are cheaper because if you sign a two-year contract that's something you don't recommend. >> subsidize. typically if you just want a wi-fi only version fine, you pay one price. if you want the data plan, if you want internet connectivity anywhere you go you have the 3g and 4g options, 4g faster. the two-year data plan knocks down $200 or more off the device. i say go month-to-month. we're evolving so quickly. i like to go to the month-to-month plan. >> we'll start small and go big here. >> i want to start small. it goes to show you tablets come in different shapes and sizes. this is the del streak five inch, on the market for about a year. there is a new seven inch out there. it shows you how small it is, five inches in size. all different varieties available. a little zach morris --
>> use it as a phone. $100 with the two-year contract. this is the blackberry playbook, highly anticipated. it's kind of more towards business professionals especially those that want to bridge their blackberry with the playbook. >> it has to be connected to an actual blackberry device? >> think of it as tethered, it has your google, g-mail, keep your e-mail, sync your calendar, huge to have it move toward your tablet. seven inch screen, lighter weight and portable than having a ten inch tablet. >> smaller than the ipad itself. the xoom made a splash when it came out. >> people called this the ipad competitor and it has some great features. it has a high price point, about $800 or $600 with a two-year contract. it is the first tablet to run
android honey cocomb. this is made specifically for tablets, dual core processor, incredibly fast and has that front facing and rear facing camera, the rear 5 megapixels and capable to stream high def videos. >> more expensive than the ipad. >> yep. >> i want to focus on the novelty of this one, the g slate and what's cool about this one it has capability to record 3-d video. >> are these 3-d glasses? >> they look great on you dude. >> supposed to go to a movie in my tablet computer? you can look at a 3-d image? >> you can record 3-d video, and it also is 4g capable, $530 on a two-year contract, and front and rear facing camera. >> i'm looking at you in 3-d, you look great. up next, this is one that's not out yet, right? samsung. >> i'm excited about this one. the galaxy tab, the previous
versions were the only one that made a dent in the mark place. they have 4% of the tablet marketplace. this is the new version of the galaxy tab, it's the 10.1 inch one and it will be out june 8th, it also has that front facing, rear facing camera. i think this is the only one that can be considered a competitor to the ipad. lightweight, fast, and just i think it's where we're going in terms of competition. >> in the 30 seconds let's talk about the king. >> the king if anybody asks me what tablet to purchase i say the ipad 2, it reigns. there's something about a get it factor. i don't have to say anything. it's intuitive, if you want to compete with it you have to undercut it in price. >> i'm glad we have to look to 120 tablets before we say the ipad is the best. >> every day we got a new tablet out you want to check it out? no, i don't. it's like an influx. >> katie thank you for the quick preview.
>> thanks. >> here's chris. >> put the glasses baaing on when you come over for the segment. we have flank steak, much better in 3-d from what katie told me. coming up, a quick, easy, inexpensive dinner, a challenge for most people. most families face that problem night in and night out. one secret is turning leftovers into completely new meals. "early show" contributor katie lee is here to save us time, money and stress. >> nobody likes to be stressed. leftovers get a bad wrap. you have a plastic container with some glop from the night before. you. you the it in the microwave and another here nor there. >> you see the leftovers if it was good the night before you don't want to go back to the well the next night. before you know t you throw it out. if we can come up with something crafty. >> there's no microwave involved in this. we'll make fresh, healthy, inexpensive, totally saves you money, you make two out of one, so this is great, and they're
all really healthy and yummy. we're going to start off, the first night you have a flank steak with chimmychuyrry sauce. it's made out of cilatro, parsley, garlic, oil and vinegar. piece of cake. flank steak is only $6.99 a pound and i think it's more flavorful than a filleif i file. it's a great flavorful budget. we'll turn it into steak fajitas. nice thin slices. keep a hold of that. we'll stretch it, make it go farther by adding some red bell pepper and purple onion. this goes into a hot skillet. a little bit of olive oil and let this cook until they start to wilt. takes about two or three minutes and i like to use these tongs and just stir-fry them. >> tongs are like the weapon of
choice in the kitchen. >> i love these, they're like my hands. i love them. so you let that cook for a couple minutes, it starts to look like this. and the great thing about having peppers with the steak is that the vitamin c allows you to absorb the iron in the steak better. you take the sliced steak and put it in there. >> kids love to do this as well, make the fajitas, tortilla, make a mess of the kitchen. >> make it just the way you like it and you don't want to cook this steak too long because you don't want to overcook it. just enough until it gets warm, stir it around in there and then i have these fajita sized flourflour tortillas. we'll put it right in. i'll let you build your own fajita. >> dress it with anything. >> sour cream, avocado. really yummy. and the best part is our homemade salsa.
you think that sounds like something that would take a long time but you'll take this leftover chimmy churry sauce, put it in a bowl with tomatoes. you've already done the work. you just have to add a tomatoes and put that on your fajita. doesn't this look delicious. fresh, flairful, all of the good vitamins and protein. really, really yummy. >> move over to the chicken. don't catch me eating this. >> they're kind of messy. if it drips down your hand you know you did it the right way. >> love it. >> next up, we're going to go to our rotisserie chicken. i think they're the best thing since sliced bread. >> you can do anything with them. >> if you're a busy cook this can be your best friend. take the chicken the night before you eat half with steamed spinach. use the other half, you'll shred it up like this. >> right with your fingers. >> use your fingers or two
forks, put it in a hot pan with some red bell pepper, and some water chestnuts. so you can chop up the red bell pepper from the night before and you already have it. >> three times. >> and scallion, exactly. then we're going to make our sauce for this. i'm using a little stir-fry packet, making chicken lettuce cups. these are so good, you get these from takeout. when you buy the stir-fry seasoning make sure you don't have msg. put a little water in, and some honey, makes it nice and salty sweet. i love that. and some low sodium soy sauce, and you just mix that up, just like that, super easy. >> that gives it a little color. >> pour it right in. >> super yummy. >> yeah. >> and we'll make our little lettuce cup so you just spoon this in to some bib lettuce. >> love it. >> you can put it in a tortilla, too. i have cilatro, mint and
peanuts. superier yummy and healthy. and we have a cubano sandwich. leftover pork tenderloin, sandwich with roasted apples, comes out like this. how good does this look. panini press makes everything look good. sliced pork tenderloin, cheese, leftover roasted apples, serve it with a pickle. >> who would have thought leftovers could taste so good. this is really good. >> i'm all about the leftovers. >> this doesn't taste like leftovers s at all. jump into that. >> look at that thing. >> oh, good. >> yummy >> awesome. >> there she is. >> love it. >> you know when mary's arrived. stay with us. we'll be right back, for the recipes go to earlyshow.cbsnews.com. we'll see how many of us can eat with our mouths full, when we come back.
okay, welcome back. like i said during the commercial break we've been eating. give me a choice, frank steak, chicken or cubanaa? >> i'll go with the flank, only thing i've eaten. >> honesty is no good. >> iily this you' like this. try it. >> wow. >> looks like a -- >> erica hill you're missing a good spread. >> rub it in, a little salt in the wound there. i'm not hungry or anything. >> you miss the food but you've got something to talk about. >> a little reminder at this point tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. here on "the early show" cbs news presents a town hall on the economy with president obama. i'll be hosting the event along with harry smith, rebecca jarvis, looking at your questions you send in, do so at cbsnews.com. we'll be working on that later this afternoon. save me a panini.
we've just learned the deadly ooting at san jose s good morning. it's 8:55. i'm grace lee with your cbs 5 headlines. we have just learned that the deadly shooting at san jose state university is a case of murder-suicide. police say the gunman shot and killed a man and woman in a campus parking garage last night before killing himself. the exact motive is unclear. a new effort to find the men who attacked giants fan bryan stow, 300 billboards are going up around the los angeles area showing the composite sketches of the two suspects and it tells people that there is a $100,000 reward for information leading to those arrests. and funeral services will be held today for san carlos may omar ahmad who died of a heart attack at the age of 46.
we had a big problem for the bay bridge. we had an accident and a stall. it was really backing up traffic well into the macarthur maze. they just cleared that accident. they also cleared the stall so all lanes are open heading into san francisco. you can see it is still a really slow ride from the incline all the way out towards the "s" curve. so again, better news things are improving but they were cycling through the metering lights slowly for a while. san mateo bridge, problem-free. looks great across the span. this is traffic in the commute direction. only a 14-minute ride between hayward and the peninsula. that's a check of traffic. for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> elizabeth, we have a lot of clouds around the bay area to start off the day. temperatures will be cooler outside toward the afternoon. yup, we even start out with drizzle this morning, along the coast some of that continues now. i think as we head toward the latter part of the day mostly cloudy at the beaches. let's plan on 50s there. partly cloudy skies inside the bay and the interior valleys and temperatures cooler than yesterday. tomorrow we warm up a little bit. but by the weekend, storm clouds gather, a chance of rain late in the day on saturday,