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weather. >> a little wet outside. >> thank you. >> caption colorado, llc comments@captioncolorado.com good morning, more trouble for herman cain as a third woman comes forward to say he sexually harassed her back in the 1990s. he accuses rick perry's campaign of leaking the reports. president obama in europe this morning, just as greece's government is on the verge of collapse, threatening financial chaos across world markets. >> the most important aspect of our task over the next two days is to resolve the financial crisis here in europe. >> we'll tell you what the president is asking of the other world leaders at today's key economic meeting. after weeks of testimony, it comes down to this. closing arguments in the michael jackson manslaughter trial begin today as the jury get set to decide dr. conrad murray's fate.
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and the high cost of crashing. aaa says traffic accidents cost americans $300 billion a year along with 33,000 lives. new technology that could save lives and also money early this thursday morning, november 3rd, lives and also money early this thursday morning, november 3rd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs good morning, welcome to "early show" here on a thursday morning. november 3rd. i'm chris wragge. 7:00 a.m. on the west coast. >> erica hill is on assignment. herman cain can't get rid of the reports he harassed women and impacting the race in a major way with accusations flying back and forth between candidates now, their campaigns. we'll have the latest on that in just a bit. >> looking forward to tat. but, first, breaking news
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overseas this morning, specifically the economic turmoil that threatens to upset financial institutions around the world. it's the top issue for the g-20 economic summit where president obama is meeting today and tomorrow with other world leaders. he just arrived in france this morning and cbs news chief white house correspondent norah o'donnell is there. what is the president saying about the crisis this morning. >> good morning to you, chris. president obama today said that resolving the crisis is the top issue for world leaders gathered here at this g-20 summit in the south of france. the president himself said that this is going to be a very busy two days. and already this morning, he has met with the two world leaders who have been at the forefront of trying to solve this european debt crisis. germany's chancellor angela merkel and, of course, french president sarkozy. when the president met with sarkozy this morning, he specifically praised him for his efforts of trying to create a firewall that would protect the rest of the world from this european debt crisis engulfing
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the world economy. >> i think it's no surprise that we spent most of our conversation focused on strengthening the global economic recovery so that we are creating jobs for our people and stabilizing the financial markets around the world. the most important aspect of our task over the next two days is to resolve the financial crisis here in europe. >> we'll see if it gets resolved over the next couple of days. we know last week, of course, the french and german presidents put together this foundation for a deal to deal with the eurozone crisis. today the president said europe needs to work out those details and get stuff done and, of course, the greek chaos has already thrown a wrench into things here, as well. >> how worried is the administration about greece right now? >> well, there is a great deal of concern. they are watching it very
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closely. there's been some drama playing out here because the french and german leaders last night threatened to cut off european aid unless they deal with this and, of course, greece has talked about a referendum to be held on december 4th with the news about it. a senior adviser said just this morning, the implications remain the same as it takes aim on a range of fronts. bottom line no matter what happens with the leadership in greece, they still have a deal with these reforms. >> cbs' norah o'donnell this morning. thank you. meanwhile, at the heart of that debt controversy in europe is greece. their government is close to falling apart this morning and reports that the prime minister has offered to resign. correspondent alan is in athens and, alan, what is the latest there? >> rebecca, i think you have to say the latest is confusion. there was report that papandreou threatened to resign and another report came out and said, no his
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spokesman said he is not going it resign. two or three greek tv stations have now reported that the idea that he proposed of a referendum is now dead. if there's no referendum, that means the greeks have decided to stay in the euro. now, the government spokesman also said that they are willing to consider a government of national unity. that's what people here have been pushing for and they're pushing for a former governor of the deputy governor of the european central banks. a government that would ease the concerns in the markets and perhaps get the greeks that $8 billion they need before they run out of money by the middle of the month, rebecca. >> all right, cbs' allen pizze. that pretty much takes care of any hope he might have had to see this story fade any time
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soon. jan crawford is in washington with the very latest for us on the latest on this story. good morning. >> this is yet another unnamed accuser. she told the associated press she didn't file a workplace complaint, but considered doing so. just another baseless allegation and then there was this. they have evidence that all of these leaks are dirty tricks by the campaign of governor rick perry. herman cain is trying to stay focused on the issues, but everywhere he goes, he's hit with questions about allegations of sexual harassment. after answering those questions in nearly a dozen interviews this week, cain's patience with the media pack is wearing thin. >> let me say one thing, i'm here with these doctors and that's what i'm going to talk about. so, don't even bother asking me all of these other questions that you all are curious about, okay. don't even bother. >> reporter: when the reporter persisted, cain was forceful. >> what did i say?
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sir, excuse me. >> stand back. >> excuse me! >> reporter: the cain campaign said a report by the associated press that a third woman considered filing a complaint where part of an appalling smear campaign and that cain has never acted in a way alleged by the inside the beltway media. cain said earlier the reports were designed to bring him down. >> there are factions that are trying to destroy me, personally, as well as this campaign. >> reporter: and the cain campaign is pointing the finger directly at the campaign of governor rick perry. last night, the candidate said this on a conference call with supporters. >> we now know and we have been able to trace it back to the perry campaign that stirred this up in order to discredit me, my campaign and slow us down. >> reporter: cain told "forbes" magazine that he told one of hissehis ed advisors in 2003 he was hit,
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that adviser curt anderson recently joined the perry campaign. anderson denies cain ever told him about it. adding to the intrigue, chris wilson told an oklahoma radio station he saw cain harass a young staffer. >> i was actually around a couple times when this happened. involved with the restaurant association at the time knew this was going to come up. >> reporter: but wilson is now affiliated with perry. he did polling for a super pack backing perry's campaign. late last night governor perry responded to the allegations that an interview with a blog. >> i would suggest that there is not anybody in my campaign that knew anything about this, that's associated with my campaign in any form or fashion. i mean, end of story. >> now, wilson denied leaking the allegations, but a republican source told cbs news wilson had told him that cain was going to have a "woman
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problem." perry's campaign when first confronted with those allegations yesterday turned and pointed the finger yesterday at romney's campaign. romn romney's campaign had a two-word response, not true. >> jan crawford in washington, thank you so much. joining us now is political analyst john dickerson who is here with us this morning. he is off message, he's off point. he's getting testy, first blaming the local media and now blaming rick perry. how is he handling this? is this the right way to go? >> this is one of the disadvantages of not having a traditional campaign. what happens when you have a campaign structure it provides guard rails for you. you can grab them and sort of saddle yourself back. they've been figuring this out ad hoc. mr. cain met his rapid response person on sunday, the day this was all breaking. one thing that he is doing that use campaign procedure is creating a side show and that's what this perry thing is.
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i it sort of distracts from the actual story and puts it over here to get the fire away from him. >> if this thing balloons into something bigger, who gains the most in the gop field? >> if it does balloon, that is one of the great questions, how much it is hurting mr. cain. but you have a short-term and long-term beneficiary. you have one of those other nonmitt romney candidates. so, it could be rick santor to but in the long-term it benefits mitt romney because he still continues steady and strong and the others split up the vote and in the end he's the last man standing. >> you talk about this side show he is trying to create right now. is that the way to go? the headlines are still going to be there whether it's a side show or not. >> the headlines will be there, so, in a situation you hold up a shiny thing over here and hope that everyone gets focused on the fingerpointing and because of the traditional politicians and the fingerpointing.
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if he can bring that to the floor, then people will say, you know, i don't like the fact that this might be a smear campaign and they go back to the original reason. >> could these allegations be true, though? everyone liked herman cain. he was like one of those average, normal guys. but now this kind of puts him in that typical politician. >> when you call around and talk to republicans and other important states, what they say is, you know, this is coming out of the main stream media and we don't trust anything out of the main stream media. because he's not a traditional politician he has a greater leeway than others do. in places like iowa where they're going to do the voting, they're skeptical about this story. >> that's where it all really plays out. >> the next question is ging wch. we'll talk about that coming up here. we're out of time to do it today, but i think he's the next question. jeff, good to have you back. >> hey, chris, good to be back . good morning to you.
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the protests in oakland, california, turned violent again overnight. protesters in oakland clashed with police following a day-long general strike in the city. the trouble began when they lit a large bonfire. some protesters threw fireworks into that fire. several demonstrators hit by cars and later hospitalized. police have not said how badly they were hurt. earlier protesters shut down the port of oakland, the nation's fifth busiest by blocking streets leading to the port. port officials hope to reopen for business some time today. new census data shows that the number of americans considered the poorest has hit a record high. 1 in 15 people. about 20 million people now rank among the poorest of the poor. an annual income of just over $11,000 for just over a family of four. actress lindsay lohan will return to jail a los angeles judge gave lohan 30 days behind bars for violating probation.
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she has until next wednesday to report to jail, however, because of overcrowding in jails, she may spend only one day in a cell. a close encounter is coming next week. an asteroid, cold, black rock we're told as long as an aircraft carrier will race past earth on tuesday coming closer than the moon, but astronomers do say there is no chance that it will hit us. take a look at these images from nasa from space. it's a fast-pace nasa video moving over london, brussels and paris. you see it, they're going over italy. the boot, lightning in the clouds there across the mediterranean and eastern mediterranean and eventually to egypt. the nile delta you see the lights of alexandria and cairo
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big pet peeve for a lot of us, slow-moving traffic, but it looks as though we should be more worried about high-speed accidents. a new study putting a number on the high cost of car crashes and mark straussman is in atlanta with the latest. good morning, mark. >> good morning, rebecca. it's the start of another rush hour here in atlanta where i can tell you that traffic is often brutal.
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but what is much more costly in any way is if any of these drivers gets into a major accident. every hour, car crashes kill an average of four people on america's roads. that's the human cost. according to a aaa study released today, the financial cost of car crashes is just as stunning. this study says crashes cost $300 billion a year and that's three times more expensive than traffic congestion. >> traffic crashes really need to be moved to the forefront of american discussion as the public safety health threat that they are. >> reporter: a threat that's both tragic and costly. all told, a traffic fatality costs an average of $6 million. everything from medical and emergency services to lost earnings. a traffic injury averages $126,000. and almost 33,000 people die every year on america's roads. >> if you took that and compared
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it to say aviation, it will take a small airliner falling out of the sky every day for 360 days in order to get close to that number. that's clearly unacceptable in aviation. and it is clearly unacceptable in the highway. >> reporter: new safety technologies would help. electronic stability control or esc improves a car's stability by automatically applying the brakes during skids. by one estimate, it could save 9,600 lives a year. also in development, short-range radar sensors. they warn a collision is imminent and activate air bags and seat restraints. >> we need to be doing something about this. we have become complacent. >> reporter: killers on the road include speed, drunk driving and distracted driving. 35 states so far have banned texting behind the wheel. >> we know what's effective, tough laws, strict enforcement, strict penalties and targeted messaging of public education campaigns are effective and we need more of those.
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>> so, what's the answer? aaa is pushing for a major federal highway transportation bill with a focus on safety, multi-year, long-term. it could save money and lives. but, first, it would have to fight through the congestion of issues now competing for the attention of congress. mark strausman, cbs news, atlanta. >> take for granted what it is until you've beenen an accident. >> such a good point. still ahead this morning, a big day in the michael jackson manslaughter case. closing arguments set to get under way. we'll ask a courtroom observer which way the jury may beleaning. another wake-up call for big banks this morning. a bank transfer day and help you decide if it's worth it to move your bank account. this is "early show" on cbs. like kenmore, craftsman, nordictrack,
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the port o good morning, everyone. it's 7:25. let's get you caught up on some of the bay area headlines. the port of oakland is still shut down by protestors this morning. this is live look from chopper 5. officials were hoping to be back to business this hour after the port was closed yesterday evening. but this morning, protestors blocking the entrances there and clashes with truck drivers trying to get through the date. in downtown oakland there is a clean-up under way this morning after a night of pure chaos. protestors blocking streets overnight, setting fires. a number of vandals damaged some businesses. even a police station marked up. some activists tried to take over a vacant building. 50 people were arrested. san rafael officials trying to determine the cause of a
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entrance to the port of oakland. what is shuttle down by "occupy oakland" protestors is adeline at third. you see those big rigs lined up there trying to get into the port. but protestors have been out there since very early this morning. let's go right out to our maps. and you can see it is starting to get slow across the upper deck of the bay bridge. we are just hearing about some emergency roadwork on the skyway. this is westbound 80 at fifth street. there was an accident overnight that caused some damage to the guardrail. caltrans crews just got out there. they are block the left lane and it is causing things to stack up now on the upper deck. that is traffic. for a look at your forecast, here is lawrence. >> elizabeth, dry right now outside but we have some clouds gathering and there's a chance we could see some showers as we head through the day. looking toward ocean beach we have low clouds and fog developing at the coastline but this all ahead of a cold front that is actually sliding in through northern california right now. temperatures are going to be much cooler around the bay area today. a good 10 to 16 degrees cooler than yesterday with 50s and 60s. could see showers into the middle of the day through tomorrow.
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♪ welcome back to "the early show." i'm chris wragge, along with rebecca jarvis. that might be -- >> it looks like a painting. >> it actually is. >> but it's real. >> it is a painting. >> it's a beautiful painting. he did it earlier today. >> erica hill is on assignment. new evidence that sitting around is bad for you. researchers estimate that 92,000 cancer cases a year can be tied to a lack of exercise and if you do exercise it doesn't mean you're safe if you spend hours of time in a chair like we are doing right now. we will tell you how to lower your risk. >> i can't wait to hear the answer. prince william and kate making the rounds in denmark. they went to a unicef center to pack emergency supplies headed to east africa where is there a
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famine crisis. kate even spoke to reports. lawyers in the michael jackson manslaughter case make their final pitch to the jury today. >> ben tracy tells us the seven women and five women on the jury have a lot to consider. >> you've seen and heard all of the evidence in this case. >> reporter: after 22 days of testimony, the fate of dr. conrad murray is almost in the hands of the jury. ♪ billie jean >> reporter: they will decide if his actions led to michael jackson's death or using sedatives killed himself with the fatal dose of propofol. the jury will not hear from dr. murray. he decided not to testify. >> undergoing what is a brutal cross-examination was simply not worth it. he has a lot of contradictory statements he would have to own up to.
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>> reporter: the jury heard from 49 witnesses and 300 pieces of evidence including a drugged up michael jackson audio. the jackson family has been watching the case closely. in court, every day. many legal analysts have said the case is not going well for dr. murray but point out that juries have a mind of their own. >> remember o.j. simpson and casey anthony and phil spector initial trial. a lot of things can happen and jurors sometimes look at these cases differently than what the public does particularly when the public has a legal commentary and the jury does not. >> reporter: if convicted, dr. murrays hs medical license and faces up to four years in prison. ben tracy, cbs news, los angeles. >> joining us is jean casarez who is covering the jackson
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trial. dr. murray chose not to take the stand. wise move or a mistake? >> you know, the jury has heard a lot. there was his statement. they heard his voice through audio tape. he went to the police two days after michael jackson died. the defense relied upon his statement. it definitely, i think, would have hurt him. it was a smart move for him not to take the stand. >> reporter: the prosecution present their closing arguments to the jury in a couple of hours. >> the standard is criminal negligence. they will try to show the acts of conrad mushy and none of them were illegal. they were legal acts but amounted to criminal negligence and substantially caused the death of michael jackson and that he violated the legal duty as a physician. he has a higher standard. you or i. they will start with that he agreed to order the propofol, that he gave the propofol and gave propossefol drips for two
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months. that night, he was on propofol and he didn't tell ucla. the defense is going to counter that by saying all of those violations of standards of care, it doesn't matter, because he decide instantly. so the fact he didn't call 911, the fact he didn't have the emergency monitoring, the fact he didn't tell them about propofol, it didn't cause the death of michael jackson. >> do you think the defense do a decent job in raising enough reasonable doubt to convince the jury? >> if a juror wants to find reasonable doubt, they can find reasonable doubt. prosecution's case is very strong. but if the defense wants to say and jurors want to say, you know, michael jackson was michael jackson and when conrad murray turned his back, an addict can be very secretive and can do things. i have reasonable doubt that maybe he caused his death or maybe -- nullification that many doctors were involved with michael jackson and this doctor
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happened to be the one in the game of russian roulette when michael jackson died. >> if he is convicted he faces
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welcome back to "the early show." major new study is out this morning and showing the strongest connection yet between sitting around and cancer. >> the study finds 92,000 cases a year of breast and colon cancer can be blamed on physical inactivity and joining us now is dr. holly phillips. great to have you with us. >> great to be here. >> what is the study look at? >> you know what? this was a study of the studies.
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researchers looked at about 200 analyses worldwide and they found, overall, comparing all of these studies, that physical inactivity raises your risk of having cancer, specifically it may cause 90,000 new cases of cancer every year. about 43,000 colon cancer cases and about 49,000 breast cancer cases. >> what is the connection here? how much sitting would then be too much? if people are sitting back and saying sitting down -- >> chris adjust himself as he asks the question. >> any sitting is actually too much. frankly, we should do the broadcast standing up right now and walking in place. one hour of sitting consistently without standing up in between is too much and may raise your risk of cancer. >> are you saying sitting for an hour, stand up, walk around or is there a perfect scenario under which you keep yourself healthy and away from this? >> most of us sit seven to nine hours a day which is too much. ideally, we with work out 30
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minutes a day, five days a week. if you can't do little things to decrease your cancer risk. if you take a bus, try to get off one stop early. park your your car at the back of the parking lot. little things like this can make a huge, huge difference. >> you do -- you're seeing on the screen here, you have to exercise 30 minutes five days a week and take a brisk walk and get up from your desk. so many people have desk jobs. if you work at home, you're at home, lounge around. you have to make a conscious effort to get up and do something. >> even if it's just sitting at your desk you get up and go to the water cooler once an hour that in and of itself can cut your cancer risk. >> good information. thanks for breaking it down for us. coming up next, millions of americans are sending a message to banks this week. >> we will tell you if it's a smart idea to change your bank. this is "the early show" on cbs. [ male announcer ] it's the comfort of a scent you've always loved.
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yesterday, we told you how consumer backlash led to big banks to back down on giving a fee. >> it's a grassroots movement to get money out of the banks and put it into credit unions. carmen wong ulrich is with us. this is a movement. a lot of attention is coming from the fact that social media is a big part of it. >> this was built on facebook. the numbers this morning up 74,000 folks have signed up and even more like this movement to move their money from bigger banks to online or community and -- community bankers and credit unions is where they are focusing people to move all of their money on saturday. >> what do you have to know. >> why are you moving you got to know. the biggest reason are the fees. you guys covered this -- have been covering this. the fees are so high. do you remember free checking? we used to have free checking.
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we don't have that any more. they have -- community banks and credit unions and online banks have low or no fee checking which is very much something we all want. they have lower interest on other things like loens, auto loans and mortgages and credit cards and higher earnings on savings. this is also very important because we don't earn much money on our savings and a lot of us are saving more. this is very appealing. with online banks in kk you're looking at incredible convenience. ally bank lets you scan paper check deposits and e-mail to deposit it. >> you don't have to visit an atm? >> no. because they don't have tellers. community banks and credit unions if you're a small business owner and conduct your business within a two mile radius they know the community and personalized service. >> what is the negative? >> you have to move all of your business and banking to a new bank and if you're an online banker it will take a couple of hours but that could be an investment for you and see if it's worth your while. think about this. you may require to mail your
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deposits with some online banks. still ing direct and not moving out this e-mail service until next year. so time lag in there. community banks and credit unions you're not going to be able to have great online service. they are not up to par in terms of being able to do all of your banking and automatic mated transfer and banking online. >> you look at the pros and say it sounds like a great idea and you see the cons. maybe i'll stay where i am. some people are thinking it's too much? >> it's a bit of work but you can save from 70 bucks to several hundred dollars a year in fees. you have to make it worth your while. think of it as a long-term relationship. right? so you're breaking up with your bank. you want another solid long-term relationship so make sure to match your banking with your banking needs. are you an online banker? do you need access to that? are you a community small business person who needs access to more personalized service? if you match those together you more likely to be successful and
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may have more money. >> you talk about looking at a relationship. what if you're a commitment foe? >> it's so easy for you! >> don't talk about yourself! >> different segment. a serious note, let's say you live in a big city and you want to be in a big bank you see everywhere and you don't want to be as a smaller bank. does that play into it well? you can shop around at sites to see who offers cash back on atm fees or no atm fees at all. >> carmen, thank you. >> thanks, guys. britain's young royal shining a spotlight on hunger and africa. >> we will have more on their mission. we will hear kate speak when we come back. stay with us. this is ridiculous. yeah, and it's got apps. nice. got pandora, twitter, facebook. no honey, not facebook. ♪ honey, you think my sweater's horrendous? cats don't skate. i think it kicks butt. [ male announcer ] get low prices on the gifts they love,
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at least one entranc hey, good morning! i'm grace lee with your cbs 5 headlines. at least one entrance to the bay area's largest port remains closed this morning. the port of oakland was hoping to be fully back in business by 7 a.m. but that has not happened. this morning, "occupy" protestors clashed with truck drivers who are trying to get through. and one woman is injured after a condominium fire in marin county this morning. the fire on knollwood drive in san rafael was first reported around 12:30 a.m. paramedics brought the woman to marin general hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. and a house subcommittee is expected to vote on a plan to subpoena white house documents about the defunct solar company solyndra. the government yesterday released documents about the fremont-based company and they indicate obama administration
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officials considered and then rejected a bailout plan shortly before solyndra went bankrupt. we'll have your traffic and weather coming right up. ,,,, [ man ] i got this citi thank you card and started earning loads of points.
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there was an accident overnight damaged the guardrail so they are out there doing some emergency guardrail repair right now. as you can see, it is really jammed up on the upper deck of the bay bridge from at least treasure island. the metering lights are on so this is what it looks like behind the pay gates. they are likely cycling through the metering lights slowly so you can get as little traffic as possible on the bridge. it's stacked up well into the macarthur maze. all lanes open southbound 101 after highway 37 doing more emergency repair work to fix the pavement, fix the pothole in the area but it is still stacked up. all lanes are open to the county line. that is traffic. here's lawrence with your forecast. >> elizabeth, we have a few more clouds making their way into our skies now. no rain just yet. but that could change as we head in toward the middle of the day. outside right now, not a bad beginning. this afternoon, much cooler temperatures around the bay area. and a chance of some showers today and tomorrow morning. ♪
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♪ look at that. sun casting a beautiful glow on the city. welcome back to "the early show" here on a thursday morning. it is november 3rd. i'm kris wragge along with rebecca jarvis. one of america's greatest brand names is 100 years old today. chevrolet may be the iconic u.s. car. gm sells one chevy every 6.6 seconds around the world. we'll look at the evolution of the chevy and how it got to be such an important name in our culture. also, prince william and katherine on a high-profile mission to bring much needed attention to the famine in east africa. they helped to pack emergency supplies on wednesday.
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both of them spoke to reporters and wale hear from them with more on the significance of their humanitarian mission. >> looking forward to that, but first president obama is calling on world leaders to solve europe's debt crisis as it flares up again threatening more financial turmoil around the world. chief white house correspondent norah o'donnell is live in france with the very latest for us. the president just met with german chancellor merkel, what was said afterward? >> reporter: the president said resolving the european debt crisis is the top priority for world leaders gathered here in the south of france for the g-20 summit. the president opened this two-day summit by meeting with the leaders of france and germany because they are at the heart of trying to solve this crisis. so when the president met with the german chancellor angela merkel he praised her and her efforts for trying to strike a deal. >> this is going to be a very busy to days. central to our discussion at the
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g-20 is how to achieve greater global growth and put people back to work. that means we'll have to resolve the situation here in europe. >> reporter: now there has already been drama here at the g-20 summit with the leaders of france and germany threatening to cut off european aid to the greeks because of their decision to hold a referendum of popular vote on this debt crisis. i have to tell you, i spoke with the white house officials this morning and a senior official believes they are making a great deal of progress, but they stress this is a european problem for europe to solve and that they need to come up with a solution, quote, sooner rather than later. kris chris? >> norah, thank you. jeff glor is and thing by with another check of today's headlines at the news desk. hey, jeff. >> good morning to you. in our news here a third woman says that herman cain sexually
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harassed her. he made suggestive remarks and gestures when they worked to the in the 1990s. she considered filing a workplace complaint but did not. cain says all the revelations are part of a smear campaign. >> there are facts that are trying to destroy me personally as well as this campaign. >> cain's campaign blames the rick perry operation for leaking the harassment stories. the perry camp denies any involvement and calls the claim reckless and false. protesters clash with police overnight in oakland. dozens of demonstrators were arrested after a bonfire was lit downtown. police moved in following a day-long general strike which shut down port operations in oakland. and an investigation is underway in texas into a disturbing video posted on the internet by a young woman. it shows her being beaten by her father who happens to be a family court judge when she was a teenager back in 2004. yesterday the father responded to the public outrage sparked by this video.
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betty nguyen reports. [ bleep ]! >> ah! >> reporter: the video is tough to watch. >> lay down before i [ bleep ] your face. >> it shows this judge, william adams, whipping his then 16-year-old daughter hillary. >> no. >> reporter: the beating was apparently punishment for illegally downloading media to the family's home computer. hillary who suffers from cerebral palsy is now 23. >> i want my father to get all the help that he can get. he really, really needs it. i think he -- he's a broken person. he just needs so much support. >> reporter: instead of support he's getting death threats and says the video looks worse than it really is. >> i lost my temper, i spanked her. she wasn't hurt. it was a long time ago.
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in my mind i haven't done anything wrong rather than discipline my child after she was caught stealing. >> reporter: you wouldn't say the beating was excessive to spanking? >> i'm not getting into that. >> reporter: an investigation is underway but it could be a difficult case to prosecute. >> in texas like other states
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unce >> this weather report sponsored by dairy queen. >> pins william and his wife katherine are drawing serious attention to hunger in east africa. >> in denmark the royal couple packed emergency supplies for the region and in their first trip outside britain to promote a humanitarian tour, our reporter has more. >> reporter: it was a younger, stuffier generation visiting this warehouse in copenhagen on wednesday. prince william and prince fed
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rick and princess mary are hoping to bring attention to hunger in africa. >> it is tragic what's going on around the rest of the world financially. what's going on in africa is showing how terrible a crisis can get. >> reporter: the two royal workers filled boxes with medicine and emergency supplies heading to africa where 30 million people are at risk of starvation. >> that doesn't necessarily mean things are going to get better at all. in fact, it has become a huge issue. if anyone can do anything to help, please do. >> reporter: looking nervous before the cameras, kate hopes the couple's visit will reignite awareness about the problem. >> i think a lot of people need to hear about it. people have lost track of the terrible situation. so i think that this will put the focus back home on this
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crisis. >> reporter: prince william proposed to kate there while vacationing there in 2010. >> victoria is joining us now with all things royal. god to have you here. >> good to see you. >> kate seemed nervous in the video. >> she did seem nervous, but this is the first interview she has given. the second ever she has given. kate is aware of the fact if she made one gaffe yesterday, that's all anybody would be talking about as opposed to the cause that she was there to promote. william is articulate and well versedment he's been trained his whole life. kate is her first time out of the debate for a job well done. >> always compared to princess diana, how has the media responded to her? >> diana was the princess of, with ales and go. she made public speeches early on. they got married in april and just celebrated their six-month wedding anniversary. so the fact she's just now
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having to give an interview done in a controlled environment, it shows that she's got a lot of support. >> is it because the royal family learned their lesson or the press learned their lesson with princess di. >> everyone had a lesson to learn, to be honest with you, rebecca. if they give kate support now, there will be longevity. ultimately they want to see the marriage work. that only happens if she has support behind the scenes and from the press. >> this is drawing quite a bit of attention to whatever they align themselves with. victoria, good to see you. up next, a rare talent for swimming until a rare cancer put her life in danger. >> we'll see how this courageous olympic hopeful is doing one year later. this is "the early show" on cbs. his courageous hopeful is doing one year later. [ female announcer ] lactaid milk is easy to digest.
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kinney has a fierce determination to win. >> those qualities helped her survive the battle of her life as correspondent michelle miller reports. >> reporter: in the sport of synchronized swimming, 21-year-old meghan kinney was champ. she landed herself in a spot on the u.s. national team. >> i was an athlete headed for the 2012 olympics. i had been training my whole life, practically, for this olympics and i was just, you know, newly fallen in love with this guy. it was just a really exciting time. >> reporter: but during a competition in spain, she found a painful lump in her knee. one that would end her olympic training. the diagnosis, a rare cancer that strikes just 400 young adults each year. >> i was just in shock. like, things like that don't happen to young people, you
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know, who have the whole word ahead of them. >> reporter: doctors reconstructed meghan's knee with steel rods, an aggressive surgery that saved her leg. >> are you doing okay? >> yeah, i feel good. >> reporter: months of intense chemotherapy saved her live. >> it mentally prepared me for what was to come. it is tough to sit in the room for hours and hours and still get sick. and i think that sometimes i would just think back to my ten-hour days in the pool. i would just remember that and be like, if i can do that i think i can get through this. >> reporter: through it all boyfriend john averitt stayed by her bedside offering positive support. >> there are so many days where we were scared and exhausted and he was there for me to cry with and for me to laugh with. having strength is going through something difficult and being able to cry. and those are the moments that you can actually grow as a person. >> reporter: and soon she'll be walking down the aisle. >> check out this wedding blog.
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>> i hope she doesn't forget how far she's come as a person and then -- how far we have come together. >> but first meghan kinney has another milestone. nearly a year after her diagnosis she's getting back into the water for the first time. >> just jumping in i feel so weightless. i feel normal, like, i feel like there's nothing wrong with my leg. it is definitely going to be a challenge for me for the rest of my life, but just being able to have my leg and not have to get it. a at the same timed was unbelievable. i'm so grateful. >> reporter: this summer she hopes to cheer on her olympic teammates. they are already rooting for her. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. another good story, tough girl. >> completely. never, ever, ever give up. winston church hill said that.
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i agree. >> we wish them well. up next, a century of chevrolet. we'll look back at the long and bumpy road to success. this is "the early show" on cbs. >> announcer: cbs h >> cbs news watch sponsored by centrum specialist. ew centrum specialist. list heart. new centrum specialist vision... helps keep my eyes healthy. centrum specialist energy... helps me keep up with them. centrum specialist prenatal... supports my child's growth and development. new centrum specialist is a complete multivitamin that gives me all the benefits of centrum. plus additional support... [ all ] for what's important to me. [ male announcer ] new centrum specialist helps make nutrition possible. [ male announcer ] new centrum specialist starts saturday at 9 am. get over 10% off all whirlpool washers and dryers and 60% of coats for the whole family. shop early on preview friday. real deals. real savings.
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a way to give incentives to companies that produce clean energy jobs. one man found a way to do all this and more. mayor ed lee. ed lee accomplished these things in less than one year as mayor. just imagine what he'll do with four. today is the 100th birthday of chevrolet. it was born in detroit and over the past century has sold over 208 million cars. >> happy birthday, chevy. debbye turner bell has more on one of the most recognizable brands of any kind. >> i want you to meet a great new star. the new 1953 chevrolet. >> reporter: it's a brand name as american as apple pie. ♪ see the usa in your chevrolet america is asking you to call ♪
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>> reporter: from the corvette, to the impala, to the suburban. ♪ drove my chevy tiger to the levy but the levy was dry ♪ >> reporter: it's clear that chevy is a thread in the american tapestry. >> hard to not tie it back to americana and our heritage and who we came from. >> reporter: the founder of general motors william c. grant and the man whose name would become synonymous with the car, louis chevrolet formed an automotive brand to compete against henry ford and his mighty model t. >> the 1913 chevrolet, the cinderella of the industry could dare to challenge ford. >> reporter: but challenge it did and successfully. by 1927, chevy briefly overtook ford as the industry sales leader, much to the behest of louis chevrolet who sold his stock to durant only three years after the product's inception.
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the rest was history. chevrolet and ford would battle for the next hundred years and create some of the most iconic american automobiles ever made. ♪ and get that chevy feeling >> reporter: the 1957 chevrolet bellaire. 1963 corvette sting ray. >> camaro's wide stance. >> reporter: and 1968 camaro! tim and tammy louden fell in love with their '68 camaro and soon thereafter with each other. >> tammy and i went down and looked at it. >> i fell in love with it. >> it was a nine-year-old car but it was fast. >> reporter: now they have over 30 classic chevys in their selection and 22 of those are camaros. >> it's a sickness but no like help for it, you know? you just keep on buying more! >> reporter: for all of chevy's triumphs there was a fair share of bad times as well. in the 1965 book "unsafe at any
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speed." 1963 core var was highlighted. the defect tarnished general motors image and made a name for its author ralph nader. in the 1980s, high cost of oil and manufacturing blunders chevrolet lost market share that it's never gained back. then the unthinkable. in 2009, general motors filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy, the fourth largest in u.s. history. the american taxpayer now had $50 billion stake in the company. >> going through tough times like we did and they were tough, they only make you stronger. they only make you better. >> reporter: it's electricity that chevy hopes will lead them through the next 100 years. the chevrolet volt with its plug-in electrical technology is the most fuel-efficient vehicle sold in the u.s. ♪ like a rock >> reporter: but no matter what your speed or style, rideing in a chevrolet remains an american original. debbye turner bell, cbs news,
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new york. ♪ like a rock >> forgot to mention the chevy nova in there. >> that song "like a rock" is stuck in high head all the time. chevy sales in china are up 18% so not only in the u.s. but they are growing around the world. >> have you been to china lately? >> i think i have. what is the fastest growing market in china? >> what? >> ukraine. ben stiller is here to talk about his latest comedy in his very successful career. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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sa oakland shut down right now. good morning, everybody. it's 8:25. let's get you caught up with some of the bay area headlines. port of the oakland shut down right now one pro player stadium tester smacking his yellow sign at a truck did one protestor smack his yellow sign at a truck at the port of oakland. that's one of signs of protestors harassing truckers. it loses $8 million a day if it's shut down. a group of humpback whales about the size of a school bus have been shadowing local boaters and kayakers over the past few days in santa cruz. it's so crowded that the coast guard has issued warnings to the boaters. people must stay 100 yards away from the whales for safety's sake and for the whales. violators can face up to a $2,500 fine for harassment.
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what a sight in santa cruz. we'll have your traffic and weather coming right up. so stay right there. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. all right. we're going to start off with a look at the bay bridge. we are going to focus on this for a moment. there is some emergency guardrail repair work they are doing on the skyway so this is coming off of the upper deck of the bridge. they have one lane blocked southbound 101. it sounds like between 9th and
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interstate 80. so it's causing a lot of slow traffic this morning on the youer deck heading into san francisco. it's pretty much jammed as you can see it or very slow from treasure island. now, they are cycling through the metering lights very slowly so they can get as little traffic as possible onto the bridge but in the meantime this means long waits behind the pay gates. you are stacked up well into the macarthur maze this morning. san mateo bridge if you are looking for an alternate this is better. your drive time there is 34 minutes between hayward and foster city. and a quick note about this accident. northbound 680 at sycamore valley, it is backed up across that stretch because an accident was just cleared to the right shoulder. that's traffic. here's lawrence. >> elizabeth, it's dry out there right now across the bay area but that will change for the commute home. as we're expecting those clouds it reconcile in and bring a chance of rain later on. right now you can see patchy fog at the coastline right now but nothing too menacing. by the afternoon, temperatures only going to be in the 50s and the 60s with the possibility of scattered showers outside. couple of lingering showers into tomorrow morning and
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welcome back to "the early show." i'm chris wragge are rebecca jarvis. erica hill is on assignment. >> good morning. coming up, an intimate conversation with author joan didion. she has written a follow-up to her best selling memoir. her new book folk on united states on another family tragedy, the unexpected death of
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her daughter. she will tell us why this book was so much hearteder to write. a much lighter note, the funny ben stiller is here. there he is. it promises plenty of laughs. he is working with a lot of big names. it is early, ben. we will get to you shortly. stay awake. we will talk to him about the film. >> i wonder if he has been up this early before. >> i would hope so. >> good news. >> i guess so, but he said it was early. here is jeff glor at the news desk with a final check of today's other headlines for us. >> he has got kids. i guarantee you he has been up this early before. good morning, everyone. lindsay lohan is heading back to jail. she was in court yesterday in los angeles and admitted violating her probation. she is sentenced to 30 days in jail and 423 hours of community service. >> the sentence i'm going to impose is known in our circles as putting the keys to the jail
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in the defendant's hands. although the downtown women center is willing to take you back, i'm not going to put them through that again. i looked into another group called the good shepherd center for homeless women. they refuse to take you because they said you're a bad example for the women who are trying to get their lives in order. so the morgue is willing to keep you. and i'm going to convert all of your community service to the morgue. miss parker asked nod to be your probation officer any more and you now have miss mansfield. i know miss mansfield and i've worked for her about 18 years. good luck to you with miss mansfield because she is no nonsense. >> lohan has until next wednesday to report to jail but because of overcrowding she may only spend one day behind bars. this morning, reality tv star kim kardashian had more to say about his wedding and quick
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divorce. she is in australia after she filed for divorce from her husband trying to sell some handbags. after 72 days of marriage she announced she was splitting and she spoke with about what she called the pain of her failed marriage in sydney. >> people will say it's not hurtful and i didn't want to disappoint anyone but first and foremost i have to follow my heart. >> reporter: kardashian is in australia to promote her new line of handbags. new james bond movie will be called "skyfall." it is scheduled to be released,,
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writer joan didion has been a success for nefly half a century but her best seller the year of magical thinking touched a chord with readers telling the heartbreaking story of coping with her husband's sudden death and now a follow-up called "blue knights." and jeff glor sat down to talk to her. >> 20 years after her husband died she lost her only child. this intookbook is a reflectionr daughter and you might expect, it is beautifully written. >> the blue lights are going. the days are shortening. the summer is gone. this book is called "blue knights." because at the time i began
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it -- >> reporter: "blue nights." the sky color in new york and late spring and early summer why joan didion wrote the near of magical thinking about the death of her husband and she wrote her latest. >> blue nights is the opposite of the dying nights of the brightness. >> reporter: the book that almost didn't come to being. you said you almost didn't finish it. why is that? >> i almost didn't finish it because it was hard to write. it was hard for a lot of reasons. it was hard because i didn't want to deal with my daughter's death. >> reporter: her only daughter died in 2005. she was 39. >> this was never supposed to happen to her. i remember thinking outraged as if she had and i had been promised a special exemption. the year of magical thinking was tremendously therapeutic but it kind of wrote itself. >> reporter: it happened very quickly. what, three months you wrote it? >> i wrote it in three months,
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yeah. this one took me longer. it it just took me a long time to get -- to face the idea that i was going to do it. when we talk about mortality, we are talking about our children. i just said that but what does it mean? >> reporter: didion said she began writing "blue nights" as a broad study on parenting but became a much more personal reflection as her own role as mom. she admits it's not always pretty. how do you evaluate yourself as a parent? >> i don't think i was a particularly good parent, but i don't know what i could have done to be better. i don't think anybody is a wonderful parent in every way. >> reporter: you say that you don't know many people who think they succeeded as parents. >> no. >> reporter: why? >> how many people do you know know -- do you think they are right if they think they
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succeeded as parents? here, she had just come from the hospital. she was like 10 days old. nothing made me happier than having a baby. has anything made you happier? >> reporter: no. >> nothing? >> reporter: no, no. but, yet, yet it's still difficult to judge whether or not you succeed. >> successful at it, yeah. the irreversible changes in mind and body the way you wake one sunny morning less resilient than you were and by christmas find yourself to mobilizing is gone and -- >> reporter: in the book, didion confronts the aging process. this famous glob trotting scribe from the 60s is now 66 and suddenly realized she won't be forever young. >> after john died, it occurred to me that i was getting older because i had always seen myself through his version of me and, suddenly, he was dead and,
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clearly, that meant older. and lo and behold once again, i found myself being really surprised that i was not 28. time passes. could it be that i never believed it? did i believe that blue nights would last forever? >> reporter: do you think you're a stronger writer now? >> i'm a much stronger writer. >> reporter: than you were 30, 40 years? >> than i was 30 years ago, yes. >> reporter: what is next for you? >> i have no idea. >> reporter: another book? >> another book yeah. >> reporter: you're not done? >> no. no. wouldn't that be awful? >> reporter: it would be. >> to say to yourself you're done, i think. >> wouldn't that be awful? >> it would be awful and she's not. >> what do you think is next for her? she didn't elude to it there. >> she said probably not a novel and something not nonfiction and not politics. she has covered politics before but wants to stay away from
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domestic politics in 2012. >> too messy? >> well, yeah, maybe. >> one thing you got into her is family and parenting. you're a dad. did she give you any advice? >> we had a great time. the session almost felt like therapy, this talk. i said, listen. at the end of this -- this is her looking at jack, by the way. >> that is your son jack. >> why. i showed her pickets. i didn't plan this. parenting advice, you to me. she said just love that baby. that's all you can do. >> very much. jeff, thank you. >> sure. >> as always. here is chris. very few hollywood leading men are as busy and successful as ben stiller. his nearly three dozen films have taken in $5 billion in the box office worldwide and this weekend adding another movie to hit his list leading all-star cast in "tower heist." ladies and gentlemen joining us this morning, ben stiller. do you get a plaque for that $5
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billion mark? >> if you make enough movies, the law of averages, it's volume. >> you'll get there. on a serious note to be able to wrap your head around that $5 billion it's a lot of box office. >> yeah. i don't really have a connection to it that way. i feel like that doesn't really connect what the movies are themselves. >> do you look back? because you are, now with the body of work, like you mentioned. >> old? >> really aging. but no. you have so many movies are trademark movies are quotable movies like "zoolander" to "meet the parents" and"something about mary" do any of them stand out to you or do you have a favorite? >> yeah, well, you know, at the end of the day, all you really have is the experience of making the movie because the movie existship it's great to have people appreciate the movies or quote them back to you and ones that hang around like
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"zoolander" because that is one nobody went to see when we first made it but it's nice 10, 11 years later that people are still into it. all you really have is the experience of making the movie when you're doing it. so you remember the fun of making it or the not fun sometimes. >> i've read you don't find yourself to be as funny a guy as you are portrayed on the big screen at times. did you think at some point during your career, the early stages, maybe comedy is really not for me. i really would prefer going -- >> yeah. when i was younger, i didn't really want to go into comedy. my parents are in comedy. they are kind of a comedy legends. >> you'd think it would be funny for that reason alone. >> a lot of pressure and a lot to live up to. as a kid i wanted to be a director and loved making movies. the comedy. then i was about 18 or 19, i started to see you're only as
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funny as you are in. >> you've been in funny situations. you mentioned "zoolander" before. a sequel? >> we have been working on it. we have a script and really want to do it. we are just -- it's just a matter of getting everything together but i hope we can do it soon. >> derrick will be back and you ought to bring him back. >> he will be in jail a long time so i think he might have a cape fear sort of -- >> your wife, your dad. this is a family affair. >> yeah. >> let's talk about the new movie "tower heist." it's a star studded case. >> we have been casing the place over a decade and didn't know it. >> we didn't know it because we weren't doing it. >> i need you. >> you need me because you have these idiots. >> do you think les is getting the money? i talked to the fbi. it's gone. >> all of this is about getting it back for lester? >> yeah and manuel and you, you
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jerk! come on! let's storm the castle together. >> like when they went after frankenstein? >> no, they take everything back. >> i'm in. i'm in. >> i'm in. >> now undefeatable the rest of the line casey affleck who we talked with. your thoughts on eddie murphy not seen there but in the movie. >> incredible cast. eddie is iconic and it was exciting to work with him. and matthew broderick and casey and alan alda and tea leoni. >> you're back and forth from los angeles to new york. nice to film in the area as well? >> it's the best. new york is, you know, having grown up here and making the movies on the street as a kid and doing it for real and getting to do it on a big scale and they like shut down columbus circle is really exciting. >> stage the parade or the real thing? >> a combination. they brought in the snoopy float
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for a special day of shooting which was great! >> how is eddie murphy to work with? >> he is amazing. obviously, he's a guy who, you know, he is just in our consciousness and he the comedies has has made over the years are so iconic. when you're across from him and feeling that energy, i felt a lot of times i was watching eddie murphy in a movie like in the front row. you know? his energy is so strong. he's so fek ufocused and so fun. amazing. >> ben, thanks for coming here. "tower heist" opens in theaters tomorrow. coming up, we will tell you tomorrow. coming up[ man ]ll tell you i got this citi thank you card
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in advertising and marketing people use buzz words to get your attention and sometimes bar
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street slang and other are standard english words like life and real. >> now it's everywhere. it began on the runways. taryn winter brill has more. >> reporter: behind every brand, there's a message. >> to fly. to serve. >> are you in good hands? >> she is born with it. >> maybe it's maybelline. >> reporter: words people choose hoping they will catch on. >> stay thirsty, my friends. >> skinny. >> called skinny jeans. >> reporter: skinny. >> kind of in right now. >> i think that single word brings in a lot of consumers. thin is out of reach, but skinny can be bought. >> reporter: the buzz started around 2005. with the introduction of skinny jeans. good news, i got the skinny jeans zipped. bad news? i can't breathe! woo! as the paints gained popularity, so did skinny. >> it has moved into every
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product category magical. it's like a magic word. small as a packaging idea is huge, especially for women. all of these things make you feel like i can have the indulges but i'm having less of it. >> what does your perfect cup of coffee look like. >> reporter: even global brands are slimming down. in 2008 starbucks launched skippy latte. diet pepsi is now packaged in special skinny cans and there is even skinny water. but, wait. when did water become fat? but if you think skinny only applies to denim, or diets. think again. >> i'm going to use a little of the super skinny serum. >> paul mitchell has a skinny line of hair products that promises to cut drying time and smooth out your hair. woo-la. i officially have skinny hair! here is one question. does it make me look skinnier? >> absolutely! >> reporter: taryn winter brill, cbs news, new york. >> and then there is skinny dipping! >> yes, there is, nice work,
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chris. joining us is barbara lippert. skinny is a word that everybody would shy away from except the words i've just mentioned but now it's a key buzz word out there. what was the big shift? >> it was taboo before. i guess the real housewives invented the word skinny. bethany has a skinny girl line and not afraid to be brash and direct and say why dopted you put your fork down. the opposite, though, is true. she is really saying in her books that you should have real stuff and fresh stuff, but -- and take away from dieting, low fat, no fat has no meaning and it's processed and it's bad so just have less. we are moving on to simplifying and having less. >> the real housewife from the bravo series. the real housewives of new york. another word i'm seeing crop up is artisan. i saw a wheat thins commercial for it. let's take a look. >> this is wrong. >> cheese crackers on for kids.
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try wheat thins artisan cheat cracker. the cheese cracker that is all grown up. >> a feeling somebody in a room cooking these things up. >> exactly. >> taking more time on it. >> it's always the pendulum swing. when we think things are overprocessed we are so attracted by the hand made, one-by-one. when dominos has artisan pizza it's hilarious. business was was supposed to be made one by one one with the dough and dominos came along and manufactured it and now going back to the extremes. these are trampled on and overused and lose their meaning and then it's on to the next buzz word. >> seems classy, doesn't it? wheat thins? >> doritos has an artisan like. the luxurious term is artisan. >> people are convinced by this? >> it gets your attention for that moment. you have to break through somehow. things are changing so quickly, especially with the internet, that if you say the right word,
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people's ears perk up and think think it's fancy or newer and they are more hip. >> back in time here. you trace trends back this in the '90s where the big word was extreme. >> absolutely. extreme really started with -- it was around earlier but extreme sports and anything that attracts teenage boys attracts advertiser so we got extreme tacos and extreme deodorant and extreme toothpaste but then when it was extreme plastic surgery that got too creepy and icky so it moved on. the body moved on to extreme houses. >> speaking of plastic surgery. it's interesting. back in the '80s it was real. real was the buzz word. >> absolutely. reagan had just gotten in and morning in america and the reaction she wanted to see gritty. beef. they were tired of people moving to healthy foods so they wanted to bring beef back and cigarettes were advertised at real for winston. real food for real people and real times, john hancock, real
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life, real answers. suddenly, real had meaning. then with reality shows, real has lost all meaning. >> interesting point. what do you think the buzz word of today is then? >> obviously, occupy is a big word but advertisers can't use that. maybe social or smart. smart cars, smart water, smart phones. anything to do with hyperlocal, local voirs and virtual. >> virtual? >> there you go. write them down. >> thanks, barbara. >> barbara, thank you. that will do it for us. a lot to think about as you head out on your day. see you tomorrow on "the early show." your local news is coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,
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good morning. it's 8:55. i'm grace lee with your cbs 5 headlines. the port of oakland is back open for business after scenes like this one where one protestor smacked a truck with his yellow sign. a lot of "occupy" protestors tried to stop others from reporting to work. the port authority says it resumed operations less than 20 minutes ago. it acknowledges protestors are blocking public street access at third and adeline and recommends that workers avoid this intersection. we'll be following this throughout the morning. in the meantime san rafael fire crews are trying to figure out what started a three-alarm condo fire overnight. it took about 50 firefighters to knock down the flames at this five-unit building. one woman was sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation. we'll have your traffic and weather coming right up. ,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,
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who good morning. along the peninsula northbound 101 at broadway an accident come in one lane is blocked and it is a slow ride from 92. elsewhere at the a bridge it's
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been a bad morning for thecommuters heading into san francisco on the bay bridge. emergency guardrail repair work on southbound 101 right before 80 there in the skyway. and it is really backed things up on the upper deck of the bay bridge. metering lights are on. stacked up well into the macarthur maze. and to the south bay we go now. just kind of jammed up slow and go from 101 towards cupertino in those northbound lanes of 280 heading out of downtown san jose. that is traffic. here's lawrence with your rainy forecast. >> we are beginning to see a few more clouds moving into our skies now. no rain just yet. but he think toward the middle of the day -- i think toward the middle of the day a chance of showers in the forecast as we'll see clouds thicken up and cooler outside for today. highs only in the 50s and 60s. that's a far cry from 80s yesterday. it looks like the beginning of cooler and wet weather. showers could continue overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning. then a little break as we head into friday afternoon. but another storm moving in late in the day on saturday
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