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>> thanks everyone for watching cbs 5 early edition. good morning to our viewers in the west. it's thursday, may 17th, 2012. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. the defense rests. now it is time for both sides in the john edwards' trial to make their closing arguments. another tragic loss for the kennedy family. >> i'm erica hill. cbs news uncovers new details from the medical records in the trayvon martin case and does liking something on facebook actually help companies other than facebook make money? >> very good question. i'm gayle king. when i see you at 8:00, sketchers pays a high price for saying their sneakers can help shape you up.
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first as we do every morning, we begin with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> i think edwards is up against a trail of lies that he told because that will loom largely in the courtroom. >> closing arguments set for the john edwards' trial after the defense rests. >> the former presidential candidate did not take the stand nor did his ex-mistress, rielle hunter. >> if edwards is found guilty on all six counts, he faces up to 30 years in prison. >> i'll give him ten years just for the smirk alone. just for the smirk. >> the estranged wife of robert f. kennedy, jr., found dead at her suburban new york home. >> it's believed that mary kennedy committed suicide. >> it's very, very hard. >> vice president joe biden goes ballistic. >> my mother and father dreamed as much as any rich guy dreams. they don't get us.
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>> arizona hundreds of homeowners that ignored evacuation orders are now forced out because of wildfires. >> one man is more relieved to say see you later to one particular alligator. >> if you do steal a bike, it would help to know how to ride it. >> did charlie rose ask about any? >> he said tell him i said hello. >> a developing story in ohio. don't leave yet. sit there until it's done. >> all that. >> i'm a major rock star. >> you are. >> you got that support. shaking it. how could you not. >> how about a high five here for the cameras. >> gender neutral bathrooms. stay in your own bathroom because ours is a complete war zone. >> on "cbs this morning." >> how did you do it? how did you lose the weight? captioning funded by cbs
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123450. welcome to "cbs this morning." the closing arguments begin in the case of john edwards. >> the jury will not hear from the former senator and democratic presidential candidate himself. an >> reporter: good morning, charlie and erica, and to our viewers out west. john edwards' defense team took just three days to present its case and then rested yesterday without calling edwards, his mistress rielle hunter or even his daughter to the stand. john edwards hasn't spoken in public since october and the trial was no exception. he chose not to appear as a witness. it's a decision former federal prosecutor kieran shanahan says his attorneys will have to address in today's closing arguments. >> the jurors will be told not to hold that against them but he told the jury in opening
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argument that he wasn't afraid of the truth and wanted the truth to come out. they'll have to figure out how to deal with that issue. >> reporter: his attorneys instead chose to focus on trying to convince the jury that the former presidential hopeful did not violate campaign finance laws. they called witnesses like friend john moylan who said edwards was surprised when learned about substantial checks written by wealthy donor rachel bunny mellon. she and fred baron provided nearly a million dollars. they also hammered away at andrew young by presenting witnesses like edwards' former staffer who said i found him to be dishonest and introduced evidence that much of the money at issue ended up in the youngs own bank accounts.
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the center of the case is focused on andrew young himself. he and a string of other witnesses suggested edwards knew more about the money than he claimed. and prosecutors finished by showcasing edwards' lie in national abc segment. >> edwards is up against the trail of lies that he told because that will loom largely in the courtroom. >>reporter: now the jury has to decide what and who they believe. closing arguments are set to begin later this morning. both the defense and the prosecution will make their case to this jury. another critical item for both sides here will be the judge's instructions to the jury, how to consider what just is a campaign contribution in this case. charlie and erica, back to you. >> thank you so much. cbs news legal analyst jack ford is here. welcome. >> charlie. >> precise as you can tell me what the prosecution case is and what the defense case is. >> prosecution says all of this money was paid to keep the story
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quiet but the overarching reason was to help john edwards become elected president. they said because of that, campaign contributions were not illegal. it was not about him becoming president but protecting his family of this and they say it was awful and sleazy will you it's not illegal. >> what do you think the defense is most worried about? >> you have to be concerned that there is so much in there about this sleaziness that if you're the defense, you worry it will pull the jury in and make them think if he lied about everything and prosecution will argue that of course he knew this money was being paid and of course the reason for it was going back to all of the lies and conduct, the reason for it was john edwards more than anything else in the world wanted to be the president. >> significance of what the judge may say in instructions to the jury? >> here's one of the interesting things. this call was made just
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yesterday by the judge. the instructions to a jury is major part of all trials. the defense said that prosecution has to prove that the only reason for paying this money was campaign contributions getting him elected president. the judge has said, no, i'm not going to tell the jury that. i'm going to tell them there could be two reasons here. one to keep it quiet as defense says but the other also to help him be elected president. that makes it easier for the prosecution obviously. >> how often does this happen that it changes the focus at the end of the trial? >> it's an interesting question, erica. this is an unusual case legally. i think everybody went into this saying we're not sure how the judge is going to approach. with a murder case, you know the law in a murder case. this was an unusual application of the law by the prosecution so coming into this, the defense was hoping they would get something and prosecution would hope they get something else and prosecution got more than they thought they would get and
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defense is unhappy about this because it cuts the leg out from their argument. an autopsy scheduled today for the estranged wife of robert f. kennedy, jr. >> the couple was in the middle of a divorce. elaine, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. good morning across the west. officials have not released a cause of death and an autopsy is scheduled for later today. but a source close to mary kennedy's family says relatives believe she committed suicide. police found mary kennedy's body just after 1:30 wednesday afternoon at her property an hour north of new york city that she once shared with her estranged husband, robert f. kennedy, jr. authorities have not released details of her death saying only that her body was found in a building off the main house. >> it's a great sadness about this. a great sadness about this.
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there really is. she has a lot of friends here. she has a lot of friends here still. >> reporter: the news has come to a shock to longtime area residents like ken. >> always very personable. always very friendly. always smiled. i didn't know her any other way. >> reporter: mary kennedy was the second wife of robert kennedy, jr. they were married for 16 years and had four children. but in 2010, he filed for divorce. that same year she was arrested twice for driving under the influence. mary's death is the latest in a series of tragedies that have struck a second generation of kennedys. since robert kennedy's assassination in june of 1968, two of his seven sons died prematurely. david at age 29 of a drug overdose and michael at 39 in a skiing accident.
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cousin john, jr., and his wife carolyn were lost in a plane crash just a few miles from martha's vineyard. senator edward kennedy, the last surviving son of joe kennedy, died of a brain tumor in 2009. robert f. kennedy, jr., called his uncle ted a surrogate father. ted's daughter died exactly nine months before marry suffering a heart attack at age 51. mary kennedy was 52. hours before mary kennedy's death, her family released a statement that said "we deeply regret the death of our beloved sister, mary, whose radiant and creative spirit will be missed by those who loved her. our heart goes out to her children who she loved without reservation." >> we have more new information to report this morning in the trayvon martin shooting. >> mark strassmann is in sanford, florida, where he's
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learning more about the physical evidence in the case. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and erica, and good morning to you in the west. some of the state's evidence against george zimmerman is becoming more clear to his lawyer and to the rest of us. in a case with no known eyewitness, it's the physical evidence that's going to matter most as this case progresses. cbs news has reviewed trayvon martin's autopsy report and george zimmerman's medical records. the autopsy showed the fatal gunshot entered martin's left chest and never left his body. gunpowder burns suggest when martin shot him, the 9 millimeter handgun was inches from martin's chest. martin had a cut on one knuckle of his left hand suggesting he had thrown a punch. a crime scene responder told us he saw martin's bruised hand as he laid dead on the lawn. zimmerman took blows. we've seen a police video of his broken nose and two black eyes. >> that's the kind of evidence you can trust unlike other kinds of evidence like eyewitness testimony is often unreliable.
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the physical evidence becomes crucial in a case like this. >> reporter: most of the state's case is expected to be made public early next week including negative text messages zimmerman sent in the weeks after the shooting that were critical of those leading rallies and there were police reports that noted zimmerman's sweatshirt had grass stains and was wet on the back. zimmerman claimed he was pinned down by the 17 year old straddling him when he fired up at his attacker. investigators recall zimmerman also told them as martin lay dying he mumbled it's over and you got me. there's also a crime scene photo of martin lying dead in the lawn. it's the same photo police showed him to identify his dead son. >> the prosecution has the burden but now the defense has a solid case to support the notion
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of self-defense. >> reporter: prosecutors in insisted that when all of their case is known, they will understand why they decided to charge zimmerman with second-degree murder. 90% of that case can be known as early as monday. >> mark strassmann, thank you. jpmorgan's huge traini itra mistake is bigger than first lost. the $2 billion loss has grown by another billion dollars in recent days. the bank could keep losing money as bad trades play out over the next several months. >> the economy is the big issue in the race for the white house. on wednesday republicans continued attacking president obama over the country's debt. >> democrats describe mitt romney as out of touch with americans. >> reporter: when we talked to voters, they say they are worried about the economy but also the increasing debt. the romney campaign and some of
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these outside republican groups are hoping to make that a one-two punch to use against president obama. >> i'm concerned about the debt. i'm concerned about the spending. >> reporter: standing in front of a ticking debt clock, mitt romney argued that washington's out of control spending and president obama's failure to curb it is responsible for the nation's debt. >> it is not at all what he promised. this presidency has been a disappointment. >> reporter: a few hours later house speaker john boehner told the president directly that he would not allow upcoming debt limit negotiations to go ahead without a plan to cut spending. >> it's time for us to deal with the big issues affecting our country and our society. >> reporter: republicans blame the president for the country's economic problems and see it as a big election issue. boehner and romney find much to criticize. since mr. obama took office, the debt increased 50% from $10 trillion up to $15 trillion. that's part of an ad backed by a
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former bush strategist working to beat the president in november. >> i'm pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office. >> broken because he hasn't even come close. >> reporter: the obama campaign is firing back. >> they don't get who we are! >> reporter: vice president biden argued that romney after years of head of the private equity firm bain capital is out of touch. >> romney has you believing that you can help those at the very top. the rest will fend for themselves and america will turn out already. >> reporter: they think romney is really vulnerable on bain and they plan to continue making this an issue. newt gingrich and the republican primary made it an issue and beat romney in south carolina. you can look to this attack to continue. charlie and erica? >> what's the latest on the financing of this campaign. there's words that the gop super pac is weighing in on a hardline
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attack on the president. >> there will be money on both sides and romney campaign and rnc will be out with big numbers this morning about $40 million that they raised for april. that's right in line with what the president and democratic national committee are raising. so both sides are going to be raising upwards of $350 million throughout the course of this campaign and republicans believe they're going to be able to match president obama because contributors are motivated to beat him in november. >> jan crawford, thank you. time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. "the wall street journal" reports minority births are a majority for the first time ever. from july of 2010 to july of 2011, nonhispanic white babies accounted for just under 50% of all newborns. burlington free press says vermont is the first state in the nation to ban fracking. a method to extract natural gas from underground rock. vermont has no natural gas but fracking opponents say it may inspire similar bans in other
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states. britain's telegraph reports on a new study arguing that everyone over the age of 50 should be taking statins. they say they reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke in healthy people by 20%. "usa today" says if you want healthy meals, you may want to skip the chain restaurants. 96% of entrees exceed daily limits for sodium and fat. a new study looked at 30,000 menu items. a dramatic horse rescue. a boat was used to
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facebook's early investors will make billions when the company goes public tomorrow. can the social media giant help other companies profit as well? >> why would you give away a $5 sandwich just because someone gives you a thumbs up on facebook? >> rebecca jarvis looks at the power of the like button. lady antebellum plays the prom lifting spirits in an indiana town that was nearly destroyed by a tornado. we'll take you to the show right here on "cbs this morning." ♪
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i get a call from a guy at a museum. he says, listen to this. you won't believe this. they had a guy looking at a cave, old cave, prehistoric. they found inside the cave what they call a cave drawing. turns out the cave drawing is a 37,000-year-old depiction of a naked woman. fascinating to see a young betty white. >> very nice.
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a bit of a scary moment as the red sox played the rays last night. hit in the arm by a pitch and after going to first base, he collapses. the team says he's okay. they say he just fainted. but -- oh, in the moment, pretty scary. again, the team says he is okay. that he had fainted. >> shows you how bad the ball can be. skechers used to say those fitness shoes would help you get in shape and lose weight. as a result, they sold millions. >> turns out, it was too good to be true. now skechers has agreed to pay big bucks to settle charges of false advertising. so, what's in it for you? stay with us. you're watching "cbs this morning." your local news is up next.
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>> it is 726, let's get too caught up on some of the bay area had lines. police are at the scene of the fatal shooting in east san thursday. no word yet on a motive or possible suspects. in san jose man is in critical condition after a week without food or water. he wrecked his truck along highway 101 and the police finally found him unconscious near the crash scene. he is in critical but stable condition. a special meeting of the state judicial council will focus on the impact of more budget cuts on california's court system. on california's court system. ,,
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>> outdoors the bay bridge toll plaza, stacked up for a 20 minute wait to get on the bridge. pretty slow at the incline. we have been following an accident westbound highway 4, a motorcycle accident is now at the median but steeps are still slow. in the red, the drive time is nearly a half hour coming out of the altamont pass. >> a lot of clouds around the bay area right now. we have a system that is working its way through it and it will start a clear route as we head to the afternoon. temperatures right now mainly in the 40's and '50's. '50s and '60s with blowing wind towards the coast line. ,,,,,,,,,,
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there's a new genre of youtube videos that seem to be getting more and more -- have you seen parents shooting videos of their kids in backseat of cars? this time a girl named grace who thoroughly enjoys the music of gotye. ♪ ♪ but i knew it was over ♪ you didn't have to cut me off ♪ ♪ act like it never happened and we were nothing ♪ >> she's been through some tough breakups. >> she's rocking it out there. welcome back to "cbs this morning." facebook announced on wednesday it is increasing the amount of stock it will sell
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tomorrow when the company goes public. analysts now predict investors will put a value of more than $100 billion on facebook. >> but another big number may be more important to advertisers, the number of times facebook users like something. rebecca jarvis is here with a look at that. >> good morning to you. and facebook executives have been traveling the country trying to convince investors that the company can make money. now, we know it's a powerful way to stay connected to friends, but the question is, how does that translate to profits for businesses? >> everything on that? >> reporter: you may already "like" quiznos but if you "like" the company on facebook, you get a free sub the next time you order a meal. why would you give away a $5 sandwich because someone gives you a thumbs up on facebook? >> builds an online loyalty basis. we have 600,000 people on our
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face page. that allows us to communicate back and forth sometimes on a daily or weekly basis. >> reporter: greg mcdonald is the ceo of quiznos, trying to make advertising enter active like a facebook "like" button. is one who "likes" you on facebook more valuable? >> they've opted in and selected in to want to know more about quiznos that allows us to engage and tell them more about the brand, which is really, really important to us. >> reporter: around the world, people post 2 billion "likes" to the network every day and almost every business wants a cut. what's the value of these "likes" to the byes? >> it depends on the type of business you run. and how much that data will be shared between your friends on facebook, how similar are they to you, likely to buy the same products. if there's a lot of overlap, that's pretty valuable. >> reporter: that's what facebook will have to prove to get company ad dollars. in an interview last fall, facebook executive cheryl sandberg explains.
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>> mark has been look fog are that person that's not going to buy but spread the word to their friends. what we do on facebook is enable marketers to find that and then if i do it on facebook, i'm sharing with an average of 130 people. so, it becomes word of mouth marketing at scale. >> reporter: marketing on the social network takes many forms. companies can buy ads on facebook or have fan pages for free. >> standard color touch radio system -- >> reporter: general motors decided this week that facebook's paid ads aren't helping sell cars but they're keeping the fan pages. and the automaker is still spending $30 million on consultants to come up with a social media strategy. ford, on the other hand, is spending one of four marketing dollars on digital ads. they say 60% of people that "like" them on facebook end up shopping for fords. >> it's actually the combination of paid and content that seems to be the most effective to date. >> reporter: ford launched its
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most recent ford explorer. not at an auto show but on facebook. and ford says the response was huge. >> some of the metrics on our launches are much better than a super bowl. not that we would never do a super bowl, but we ourselves were surprised. >> here with rebecca, erica and me, journalist and author ken auletta, he's covered the media industry for "the new yorker" for the past two decades. welcome. you've covered this and you know the industry. what are the three questions you're asking about facebook at this moment? >> mark zuckerberg of facebook believes that ads should be information, which is google's point of view. how do you make ads informational on facebook is a big question? that's why advertisers are asking that question. we interrupt your facebook page to bring you this ad. a typical tv-like ad, rich media ad, is not going to work. have you to figure out some other way to do it. they have engineers working on that. a second and a huge issue for them is the mobile phone.
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half the people who access facebook, which is 901 million in the world, don't do it through a mobile phone at a time when mobile phones are becoming a dominant device. they have to figure out how to get access to mobile phones and do ads on mobile phones. and i suspect they're going to have to figure out how to be in the mobile phone business themselves in order to control that platform and not leave it to their adversaries like google. the third issue is privacy. they have all this data. are they going to share it with advertisers? advertisers would like to have more of that data, but does the consumer want to have them share their data? it's my data. why do i want to share it with answered ver tieser. >> which is the way they changed their privacy policies covertly. and a pullout, half of americans say facebook is a passing fad. how dangerous is that? >> 901 million users is not quite a fad. >> soon to be a billion. >> and it's growing exponenti
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exponential exponentially. their revenue is $4 billion now, and probably $6 billion next year. it's growing. the question is, is it growing as fast as google people and will it have a plateau? >> how will they make money off growth and that's what they question because when you look at the advertising question, 85% of facebook sales are coming from advertising. and in order to continue to grow, it has to, obviously, grow those users. one in eight people around the world are using it so still more people out there who haven't used facebook, but also making that case to companies that it makes sense for them to pay for advertising. like you saw from quiznos, ford and general motors, some companies are finding ways to be on facebook without paying facebook to be there. they can create free fan pages and still get something for it. >> and now going to shareholders with those questions. >> and that could change the strategy going forward, too. >> the painful question, $100 billion company, they've added the number of shares they're
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going to sell, yet at the same time some early big investors seem to be selling. what do we read from that? >> i don't necessarily read anything out of that. >> i agree. >> people are just looking to make a lot of money. >> what a stupid question. >> and this happens. i used to work on wall street. you see this all the time in ipos. companies that have been invested for a long time in new startups, they say i'm taking the money while i can take it. my investors want to see we made a return. they're still in it. it's not like they entirely cashed out of facebook. >> what are the great plans for the future? they have to think about mobile. they have to answer the question, which "the new york times" posts, the $100 billion question is whether facebook will be a perfect home for advertisers. so, when they look to their future, how do they want to take advantage of size and cash? >> one of the big challenges, and it's an engineering challenge for them, and how do they make their ads informational?
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so, it satisfies the advertisers this is a good ad and satisfies mark zuckerberg who has a strong view. like google, you look at google ads and people see it as informational. it's part of their search. and that's what facebook wants. so the ad is integrated into the person who's using facebook. >> they want to sort of control the definition of facebook. >> yeah. but they don't want to be -- they don't want to be in a situation where he feels it's kind of cheesy. we interrupt your use of facebook in order to bring you this ad. that's -- that's bad for advertising -- >> you want it to feel seamless. >> thank you, ken. thank you, rebecca. not every high school can bring in a grammy-winning act. we'll show you how lady antebellum brought joy to a town that can really use it. tomorrow, california governor jerry brown on his plans to close that state's $16 billion state budget gap. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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♪ it's a quarter after one i'm a little drunk and i need you now ♪ >> charlie, you love this song. >> country music super group lady antebellum helped a devastated small town get back on their feet last night. >> the band raised a lot of money, played a special concert for high school seniors. as dean reynolds found it's a prom the town itself will never forget. ♪ she was the purest beauty but not the common kind ♪ ♪ she had a way about her that made you feel alive ♪ >> reporter: a story that found grammy winning lady antebellum in louisville began across the river in henryville, indiana, a town badly in need of something positive. virtually destroyed in a march 2nd tornado, the town saw a glimmer of hope in an online
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contest the country music was holding. offering to play at the prom of some lucky high school. the kids at the ruined henryville high decided to go for it. >> i'm submitting this youtube video on behalf of the entire student body, faculty and staff and awesome community. >> reporter: other locals joined the pitch. one from a hospital bed. >> and i should be walking by then, so i -- but i think you have a great opportunity and i think you could help a lot of people. >> reporter: generous out of towners took up the cause. >> it would be fantastic if you could come and do their prom for hem so they can remember this year for not just the devastating reasons but for a positive reason. >> reporter: while seven died in illinois, two days before the henryville tornado, their high school survived, along with their school spirit. while the students of harrisburg high school would love to have lady antebellum play at their prom, they said, they would love to have them play at henryville,
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indiana, even more. in the end, henryville's local rivals at silver creek high said it best. >> lady antebellum, we love high school even more. >> reporter: henryville won. an easy decision, the band said. >> to see all those high schools on behalf of henryville, that just -- i don't know. it just touched us. it moved us so much. >> i'll never forget this day. and i have butterflies in my stomach right now. >> reporter: while the group missed the original prom date last month, the school held a mini prom wednesday and lady antebellum was on hand for that and a fund-raising concert that followed. ♪ she was the purest beauty but not the common kind ♪ >> reporter: as one henryville prom goer put it, now we'll have something else to remember for the rest of our lives. ♪ yeah we owned the night ♪ oh yeah >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," i'm dean reynolds in chicago.
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>> great story. >> there really is nothing like a great feel-good story. people who wanted to do a good thing. and i love the fact, as they said in their press conference, lady antebellum did, all of these rival high schools, when you hear these schools speaking out on behalf of another school, it tells you something. ,, it does. joe montana and kim kardashian told us skechers will get you in great shape.
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going to be four new shows. that's a big deal because it means lots of stuff is working. "vegas" is one of them starring dennis quaid and michael chiklis. both live in studio 57. his exangelina jolie wrote the foreward to his book, billy have you heard to become an expert at something you have to practice it for 10 sthou hours? today we'll meet a man putting that theory to test. we have some doubting thomases in the studio about that. somebody said, gayle, in you sang for 10,000 hours you would still never be good. i don't know. you're watching "cbs this morning." remember, you can catch us on facebook, twitter and google plus. we're making it very easy to find us. we'll see you right after the break. >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by party city.
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>> time for the news headlines. the hype is about to reach a crescendo as facebook launches its initial public offering tomorrow. demand is expected be so high that nasdaq is doing extensive testing on its systems. mark zuckerberg will bring nasdaq opening bell tomorrow from his company's menlo park headquarters. in man is hospitalized in critical but stable condition after missing more than one week. michael sanchez was found unconscious tuesday. ,,,,,,,,
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the bay bridge toll plaza. probably about 10 minutes to get onto the bridge. elsewhere we are following this accident in hayward on city streets at turner court. there has been an accident with downed wires in the roadway. was down 580, we have a lot of brake lights this morning. >> plenty of clouds around the bay area this morning. by the afternoon, mostly sunny skies. mid to high level clouds as well. we will see most of that clear out towards the afternoon. the wind is likely to start blowing especially towards the coast line. you'll see 60s and a few seventies inside the bay.
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sometimes you say -- you say, you just sometimes you say you just hilled it. >> erica hill, i don't care if there's a minute or 10 seconds, she always nailed it. i'm still learning. i haven't mastered this yet. you can tell it's about to go to break because i start talking faster. whether she has 10 seconds or a minute she knows how to so smoothly get out. i said i hilled it. >> tell my boo i said hello. >> thank you.
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>> and i had a good time with the women on "the talk" yesterday. >> one of the things ms. hill does well. >> you are very kind. thanks. >> i sit and i take notes. welcome back to "cbs this morning". >> slow down, slow down. >> welcome to cbs. i'm gayle king. >> i'm charlie rose. this is erica hill. it could change the way fitness products are now advertised. >> turns out you cannot get rock hard muscles or cover girl body just by wearing skechers. the company is now paying a high price for not backing up its promises. >> you're amazing. it's the best i've ever had. >> it's the shoe that accused the curves of kim kardashian and the bod of brooke burke. the ads fueled millions in
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sales. the federal trade commission saided the maker was deceiving customers with false advertising, saying there's no proof it will help consumers shed pounds or shape muscles. the footwear company settled the case for $50 million, despite the belief of the company's ceo that they did nothing wrong. >> i absolute lip don't believe that skechers misled consumers in any way. >> in a 27-page judgment, skechers agreed to cease all prior claims related to health, fitness or weight loss. >> we didn't want to battle this out for years to come. so we wanted to get back to what we do best, and that's make good shoes. >> the company's chief selling point was the shoes very sole, a curved rolling bottom, designed to provide a natural instability that skechers claim would force the wearer to shape up with every step. >> it's certainly a stretch to
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think it will produce a tangible result. >> certified fitness trainer never bought into that idea. >> bye-bye trainer, headline low shape-ups. >> or the advertising interference that it could take the place of a workout individual. >> it could be taxing and could lead to risk of injury. >> at its peak two years ago, skechers led the $1.1 billion toning shoe market. a year later, sales dropped by more than 50%. according to sports one sports, they cited oversupply and lawsuits like the one re-bock settled last year for $25 million. in that case and this one, customers can get a full refund. skechers is barred from making any future claims about its product unless they can prove
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it. until then, buyers shouldn't count their footwear as the sole form of fitness. michelle miller, new york. well, i've got three pairs of skechers. i didn't think i was going to have the kim kardashian va-va-voom body.
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we allee we all need a vacation once in a while. but turning off your e-mail could be the simplest way to get away, they say. we'll show you why that is in healthwatch. and why is robert downey jr. the smartest of the avengers? we'll make that a long story short. you're watching "cbs this morning". his morning." agents, when it comes to insurance, people feel lost. that's a dead end.
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do you drink? do you ever have a taste? have a taste? throw something back? >> oh, do y back? >> oh, certainly. >> what is your drink of purpose? >> grey goose. but because i'm an animal lover. >> betty white never gets old to me. go, betty white. as we looked around the web this morning we found a few reasons
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to make some long stories short. we keep hearing people eat junk food because it's cheaper. "usa today" says you have no more excuses. carrots, bananas, orange juice are cheaper than ice cream, fries or chocolate. now, that's something to really think about. >> chocolate is good for you. it's a health food too, right? >> there you two. cleaning out her cluttered purse and found a lottery ticket she found a year ago. one was a $1 million ticket. the deadline is saturday. nice way to find a little cash. >> i'm going to go clean out my purse. wish tv tells us about six high school seniors suspended two days for a prank. they put 11,000 post-it notes all over the school. the janitor let them in after hours. he's been fired. no fair, no fair.
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yesterday 60 students demanded that the janitor will rehired. they were suspended. the school backed off that. so they let the kids back to school. we still don't know about the janitor. i don't like that. >> no. >> the janitor should get his job back. it's a sticky situation. robert downey jr. could make $50 million from the avengers, which is a lot more than his co-stars will get. downy negotiated his cushy deal after the successful iron man movies which is working out well too. our southern colorado station kktv, hello to you. look for the controversy after a student was told to dress up as martin luther king jr. for a school product, he used makeup to darken his face. the principal said the costume was a disruption. so he told the boy to remove the makeup or leave the school. the boy's parents took him home. no word on what happened to that
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project. >> here's a little video we really liked yesterday. we ran it of time, though. from the huffington post, a girl walks on to the soccer field to console her dad. it was a really tough loss. heart warming, right? >> right. >> yeah. she tried, though. >> whenever i see a child video i go, oh, no, not another child video. and then you go, well, that's pretty good. i feel badly about that second grader. i think he meant no disrespect. >> right. >> maybe people could say it was in poor taste. he was trying to pay tribute to somebody he admired. i don't know. i think we're a little sensitive about race. they played everyone from jerry lee lewis to the commish. now they are teaming up and headed to vegas, baby. >> vegas, baby. >> hello you two. just landed them on cbs this
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fall schedule. >> we're very happy about that. first it is time for this morning's healthwatch. here's dr. holly. good morning. in today's healthwatch, e-mail and stress. if you're stressed out at work you might need to take an e-mail vacation. a new study found people who walk away from their inbox are less stressed and more productive. during the break, heart rates were monitored as well as the number of times they switched between windows on their computer. over the workweek, people's stress levels went down compared to when they were using e-mail. and people who are constantly checking their in box are much more distracted. they switched windows on average 37 times per hour. without e-mail, about half as often, 18 times an hour.
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experts suggest taking an e-mail vacation. the participants reported they felt isolated without access to e-mail for long periods of time. checking e-mail may help us feel connected on a day-to-day basis. but in the long run, it may be better for our mental and physical help. i'm dr. holly phillips. cbs "healthwatch" sponsored by lean cuisine. be culinary chic. chile lime chicken, ranchero braised beef. we're tossing, roasting and mixing our favorite farm-picked ingredients to create dishes on the culinary cutting edge. at lean cuisine, we're designing must-have-meals with no preservatives. look for the new chef's picks in our latest collection. lean cuisine. new chef's picks. available at walmart. >> hi, i'm snuggle. look, i get towels fluffy... blankets cuddly... and clothes stay fresh... [sniffs] for 14 days.
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♪ that's a really good song introduced this segment. you might say cbs hit the jackpot when it found two actors to serve in the series called "vegas." >> a mobster who is into
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challenges. >> we're here for perri in. >> you need to step out into the lobby. this is my house. you don't walk into my house unless you want me in yours. >> i have a warrant for his arrest for the murder of samantha meade. >> then go and arrest him. he's not here. unless you have a search warrant, i suggest you and your boys get the hell out of my casino. you're trespassing. >> i'm the law here, mr. sevino and i will decide who's breaking it. >> does he leave or does he not? listen, we were all up front yesterday. congratulations. there was a bit of a buzz in the room for you two. >> nice. >> we go to the party. one of the things i thought was great fun was the photo booth. erica and i did it. do you know who else did it? >> no. >> there you go.
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>> it comes back to haunt you. >> no. >> they love it. >> it is true. you get in the photo booth. should we do straight or goofy? i like to see you both did both. you look very good on a horse, mr. quaid. >> well, i have had enough experience. >> you actually look like you know what you're doing. >> you learn how to stay on. >> that was a great shot. >> why? >> well, it was just such a great juxtaposition of images. you're in an airport hangar. i'm coming out of the airplane. here's this guy galloping down the run way. it's crazy. >> and that's one of the great things gayle and i got to see the pilot episode. we both watched. it is this wild juxtaposition of las vegas becoming this glitzy city we know now and the wild west. >> it's classic cultures. it's one of the things i think
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that attracted both of us to it. it's about more, you know, than just a crime show. it's about the building of las vegas and how las vegas became as what we know it today. back then it was a one-horse town. and then the influx of the mob. i didn't mean to say that -- coming in. >> this mob word. i'm a legitimate businessman. >> you dress them up and they don't smell, right? >> describe your character. that's interesting. legitimate businessman. and it's set in the '60s. that also adds to the feel for me. >> these guys were thought of as, you know, purely as criminals. it is because they were largely involved in gambling. >> and criminal activity. >> well, but the thing is this was a shot for them to become legitimate. >> got it.
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>> gambling and prostitution, these things were legal in nevada. so it was a huge -- presented a huge opportunity. talk about an american dream of sorts. it's a clash of cultures. cowboys and gangsters. >> well, but, you know, you have an influx of tens of millions of people and hundreds of millions of dollars in a very short period of time that's going to create some drama. >> a little bit of drama. and your character, he was this -- >> played a real-life character. i met him in las vegas. he's 85 years old. he came out on the set for a couple of days. he's quite a colorful character. >> can he ride a horse? >> yeah. he's skilled with ropes. at 85 he still does roping events. >> you can't see anymore?
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>> he can see fine. i wouldn't mess with him. fourth generation rancher. yeah, back then in a las vegas in the 60s. and he reluctantly became the sheriff of las vegas because a lot of locals didn't like what was going on back then. >> i think you're going to like playing this role, dennis. >> yeah. >> and being the sheriff in las vegas was probably the most powerful position. governor maybe a step down from that. you controlled all the liquor sales. you know, a lot of the gambling and all the work permits. so you had a say on who was there and who wasn't. >> keeper of the keys. >> listen, i hope when the emmy nominations come out that the show is nominated just so i can see the reaction of you. to this day, michael, it is still one of the best things when you were nominated for the shield, you and your wife together. really. >> it was an incredible moment. >> i felt like i was in the room.
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continued success to you both. >> thank you so much. >> it is called "veg happiness located? who owns it? who keeps it? if we fall down; if we fail; where can we fall back to, to that place where we are most happy? we think about these things when we make tillamook ice cream. the purer, the happier, the very center... of happiness.
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[ male announcer ] citibank mobile check deposit. easier banking. every step of the way. >> time for the news headlines. no arrests or motives in a deadly shooting in san jose. officers found one man shot and another beaten last night. the 18 year-old shooting victim later died at hospital. this is the city's 16th homicide of the year. personal information for a number of bay area charity donors fell into the wrong hands after someone stole a pickup from the oakland hills on tuesday. inside the truck were documents containing the names of and addresses of people who had donated cars. former british prime minister tony blair is headed to the south bay today. he will talk about his work with the african government's initiative which he founded.
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>> if your coming up northbound 17 by summit road we have an accident involving a motorcycle that they just cleared to the shoulder. westbound 580, more brake lights coming out of the altamont pass.
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slow and go through oakland pass the coliseum. the bay bridge is looking great. metering lights remain on but there is barely aid to the way. >> we start out with plenty of clouds around the bay area but we finish up with a lot of sunshine. the big concern will be some of the wind. plenty of clouds out there just beginning to break but the breeze will be kicking up a especially toward the afternoon. right now temperatures running in the 40's and '50's. by the afternoon we will get some decent numbers. 74 in napa valley. out at the coastline to win will really start howling especially towards the afternoon. it looks like the wind calms down the next few days and high pressure returns in time fo,,,,, >d>d>d
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listen to this. yesterday abc unveiled the new slogan, why just watch when you can feel. doesn't sound like abc's slogan. that sounds like something john travolta would say to his masseuse. i can't believe this.
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this is too hot, too hot. >> i like jimmy but i'm going, boo, jimmy, boo. welcome back to "cbs this morning." what would you do if you could do anything in the world? and then how long would it take you to become one of the best at it? >> jim axelrod says one man with visions of green jackets is trying to find out. jim, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. it is a question just about every golfer has asked at some point, usually when they're stuck behind their desk. how good could i be if i didn't have to go to work and just golf all day? we found someone who's providing lessons that go far beyond the course. >> reporter: in portland, oregon, dan mclaughlin is living the dream, or at least the dream as a lot of people would define it. >> it's beautiful. >> reporter: for six hours a day, six days a week, mclaughlin
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plays golf. do you ever get tired of playing? >> you know, every 10 or 12 days or so i usually take a day off. >> reporter: i mean, dan, i like chocolate but i can't eat it for every meal. >> well, yeah, yeah. but, you know, i mean doing this, it's not unlike any, you know, career. >> reporter: any career was exactly the problem. mclaughlin's job, a photographer for a dental supply company, paid well but bored him to tears. >> nice. >> reporter: wanting to find a new way to make a living and a new way to make a life, he began to read and came across an idea that intrigued him at first, and then consumed him. >> what i'm testing is whether you can open the right doors for yourself at 30 years old, put in your 10,000 hours, and transition in life to become an expert in any field. >> it is not easy to spend 10,000 hours honing your craft.
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>> reporter: 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert at something. author malcolm gladwell popularized the theory in his best selling book "outliars". >> mastering a cognitive task requires a certain amount practice. the minimum amount appears to be about 10,000 hours, which works out to ten years. >> reporter: that would mean 20 hours of practice each week for ten years. a kid starting at 10 would be an expert by 20. but dan mclaughlin was 30. he didn't have ten years. what he did have was $100,000 he'd saved and a pension for frugal living. how many pair of pants do you snoen. >> i have my golf pants and then my nongolf pants. >> reporter: dan, that's two. >> i'm either golfing or not golfing. two pair of pants. >> reporter: mclaughlin figured he would cram his 10,000 hours into six years. you had never played an 18-whole
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round of golf before you started this? >> never, never. i didn't even know if i was left or right-handed with golf. golf is just an abstract idea. it's how good could you be in anything if you devoted yourself to it? >> reporter: golf's a funny game. because on any given hole, any idot can look good. but mclaughlin doesn't want to be just good or even excellent. after his 10,000 hours, mclaughlin wants to play on the pga tour. which would place him among the top couple hundred golfers in the world. >> yeah. i'd like to go colonize saturn. >> reporter: chris smith is dan's instructor. >> he explained what he wanted to do. i said, dude, why didn't you pick something easier? >> reporter: then smith was intrigued with the 10 sthou hours idea himself and offered discounted lessons. recently, mclaughlin broke 80,
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something only 5% of golfers ever do regularly. >> it's been two years so far and i've put in about 2800 hours, you know, i got 7200 hours left to make it on the tour. >> reporter: and you say that with a straight face. >> yeah. i have -- you know, there's no reason it's not possible. >> yeah, i mean, i think he has a shot, but -- >> reporter: david is a golf analyst for cbs sports. he played professionally for 21 years. >> let's go down to faifd. >> reporter: and widely radared as one of the sharpest minds in professional golf. he cautions that even if mclaughlin got good enough to still be lightyears from becoming the next tiger or phil. >> you either have that or you don't. it's an innate kind of ability. at the very highest level there are probably 1,000 or less. >> reporter: so dan mclaughlin is actually conducting an experiment about human achievement. >> we used to think it was this
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much talent, this much practice. now we're thinking it's this much talent and this much practice. >> i would love to have, you know, a little gamble on this one, you know, if anybody's going to give me any decent odds. it's not working. it's not working. >> am i going to go to vegas and put every dime to my name on him qualifying for the pga tour? no. can he do it? yes. >> reporter: but for mclaughlin, whether he makes the tour misses the point. >> you know, i put in the hard work, stressed myself out, but i'm following a dream. >> reporter: how could that be anything other than a success? >> exactly. >> reporter: with his 10,000 hours -- >> you only live once. >> reporter: -- it sounds like dan mclaughlin will master the art of living a richer, more satisfying life. >> i think there's multiple types of success in the story. i'm just one person. and the project is about inspiring other people to follow their dreams. >> for those that play the game,
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this is a great story. as i can see you do. it's also about balance between talent and practice? >> yeah. and i think for dan it's about living a life that is directed by sort of this passionate connection. he doesn't want to ask himself what if when he's 40. so, at 30 he's going for it. >> just to clarify, too, so did he -- he saved up $100,000 so he's not working at all. he's only working on his golf game? >> yeah. he gets some help. the country club gives him playing privileges, nike has given him some clubs. he get some help. he takes donations on his web page. and he has two pair of pants, erica. that's how you put 10 0 grand away. >> where did the idea of 10,000 hours first originate? >> a professor at florida state who did the first body of work that even malcolm gladwell then read. it's a fascinating idea. in the akle rod house my kids
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are tired of hearing about it. i know, dad, 10,000 hours. it really is the only way to master a skill. >> there are a lot of doubting thomases, including one in the studio who shall remain nameless, orren, but you have others. what about those who say -- >> i play with a lot of guys every weekend who would crush this guy. and those guys aren't going to get into a pga tournament unless they buy a ticket. can he do it? who wants to stomp on someone's dream. it's just -- look, he took $4 from me. anybody that plays on the pro tour better be in my pocket for a lot more than $4. >> here's the interesting thing, too. he comes out a winner regardless. >> yes, a big winner, a champion in that sense of how are you going to live your life? i'm going to find something i passionately in consumed by and pursue it. >> 10,000 hours, that's a lot of time. >> i'm willing to try. >> in all your free time, charlie?
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♪ >> i saw you at another mall. >> well, i'm very happy for you. >> you're not really santa. if you were santa, you could do magic. >> you want to see some magic? here, let's watch you disappear. >> i remember that scene. "bad santa" one of billy bob thornton's memorable roles. think of "monster's ball," "friday night lights" and "slingblade". >> this actor and director and screen writer and musician looks back at an adventurous and surprising life in a new memoir
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called "the billy bob tapes: a gave full of ghosts." welcome. a cave full of ghosts? >> yes. that's actually based on a -- that's a song title of mine. you know, it's symbolic of your past and all the good and bad things. >> when you go back, is it therapeutic, cathartic, you can look at yourself and say, what is it that made me tick? >> it is in a lot of ways, i think. i didn't think i was going to have as much -- i didn't think it would be as rich an experience as it turned out being. because over the years, they always try to get to you do a book, but they want one of these celebrity biographies where you -- >> kiss and tell. >> yeah, that kind of stuff. i would never do that. when friedman approached me about doing a book, i said, i've known that for a long time. this could be a journey. >> i just like the name.
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but this is what i learned read being you. you like butterscotch shakes and baseball. you were shy with people, severely dyslexic. your dad hit you until you hit back at the age of 16. and the people who know you say you have a big, beautiful heart. even now as you sit here today, you say i still at times don't feel good enough. so, i wonder as this little kid growing up in arkansas, what did you want to do, billy bob, with your life? what did you want? >> i wanted to punish for the st. louis cardinals. that's what i really wanted to do. >> 10,000 hours would have done it. >> exactly. and i was in bands. i was a musician. i was obsessed with the beetles and the stones and the animals, like everybody else. so, it was that kind of thing. but, you know, i came from a smaller place. i moved into a town of 10,000 when i was about 9 years old. but up until then i was in a place of 110 people out in the woods. so, i think a lot of that was because of coming from the tiny place in the woods into a town
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that i thought was like paris, france, you know. >> but you have angelina jolie, your ex, writing the foreword. great job what she said about you. she was the one that said, the world would be a lot duller if you were not in it, that he's not a normal person, that she still hasn't figured you out. i thin it's great you two have the relationship you can reach out and ask her. how did that happen? you called her up? >> i just asked a few friends, you know. she's one of them. i asked robert duval and angie and dwight yocum -- >> you've got interesting friends. >> yeah. quite an eclectic bunch. i just said, you know, they're looking for some people who have known me for a long time intimately to just say a few words. she was one of them. it was actually the book company's idea to have that be the foreword. >> that's a good idea. that's a really good idea. >> to quote gayle, she said some people walk through life able to quiet the vois in their head.
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he can't. i and everyone else who knows him well, we love him for it. i know one thing, the world would have a lot more dull if that man wasn't in it. if you could dial it back to "slingblade" and where you were then, which we were all marveling at acting, directing, all that you could do, would you do it differently since then? or do you just have to live it? >> yeah, you know, my great grandmother used to say, honey, you have to leave everything up to providence, you know. and i think -- i don't have many regrets, frankly. i think i did it the way i would have done it. i had no idea it was going to turn out the way it has. i mean, when i did "slingblade" i thought maybe a few people would see it and i thought maybe the critics would like it but it became iconic. you know, that absolutely changed my life, you know. >> for sure. you said after you were nominated for the oscar, this was a surprise, elizabeth taylor
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and gregory peck were the first people that reached out to you. >> they did. >> wow. >> you know, it's like -- i knew it was them because, at first any time anything like that happens you think some of your friends are playing a trick on you. but they have voices that i don't think you could imitate, especially gregory peck. it was scary talking to him. but i became friends with both of them and it was terrific. marlon brando called and a lot of people. it was great. >> you've been married five times. are you a hopeless romantic? >> i think so. i always wanted to -- i've always been a 50/50 people, happy and sad at once all the time. and i think i was that way in the romantic world. >> here's what i'm going to do. this is the look. this book is dedicated to the top guy and also to the guy right below it. >> those two guys, yeah. >> i thought i'll try my hand at being a cartoonist. >> i don't know if that's a good
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path for you. that's where you need the 10 sthou hours. >> i need 10,000 hours. >> you said about angelina that you didn't know whether you actually -- you felt like you didn't deserve her. >> well, i've never thought i deserved much of anything. i've always had a real insecurity. i still do. i think some of us never kind of get out of our teenage years. you kind of feel like -- i think you always feel like you did when you're a kid, you know. and i was never, you know, the first guy in line for much of anything. and so i've always been very thankful for what i have as well as at the same time thought, what am i doing here. >> this reminds me of a story about a friend who was very heavy and he reduced and became very thin, very attractive as a human being. he looked in the mirror and he said to me, i still see the fat little kid who i was, not what i became. >> i think that's true of a lot of us. >> so what do you dream today?
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>> well, you know, i'm focusing on my kids so much these days. my daughter's 7. most of my dreams now are for them to be successful. and success to me means to be happy. you know, not a nervous wreck all the time. i really hope that for my kids. in terms of dreams, you know, i still have a few things in me, i believe. >> creatively. >> creative things. my real dream is more of a dream about our country, which is that i hope we get back to being a little more human again and that we're not a slave to this drug of technology so much. >> you'd be very happy if people wouldn't watch movies on little screens that we actually get in the car and go to the movies and see a movie on the big screen. >> like peter said to me one time a couple years back. he said david lean knew that people were watching radio on a
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telephone, he'd be rolling over in his grave. >> it's interesting to see a man explore his own beginnings and his own roots to find out who he is. this is what this book is about, billy bob thornton. thank you. >> thank you. >> good to see you. >> good to see you. >> "the billy bob tapes" on sale now. you're watching "cbs this morning." ,,,,
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♪ we install microwave oevens ♪ custom kitchen delivery >> there's phoenix. >> beautiful. >> we had a really good show today. >> this was a fun show to do today. >> lots of good guests. >> i thought it was nice, billy
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bob said, i'm not just saying this because i'm sitting here with you, because i really do watch this show. i always think that's a nice thing to hear from people because you don't have to say that. >> you don't. i agree. >> but i started thinking about 10,000 hours, what i would do. singing. what about yours? >> golf. >> but you already know how to do golf. >> that's true. but 10,000 hours would make you much better. the thing about golf, the passion is to get better and better and better. for many of us it's to be really good. >> i think orren is on to something, even if i did it for 10,000 hours, i still don't think i'd be good. yours, erica? >> i haven't thought about it. i don't know what it would be. >> it wouldn't be singing or -- >> i need -- you know what i would do? >> what would do you? >> i would use some 10,000 hours and i would sleep. >> erica, that's not an option. >> oh, gayle, you take all the fun out of it. >> tone down your ambition. tone it down. >> sorry, sorry. >> that does it for us. up next, your local news.
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>> good morning everyone. a san jose man is recovering after being found unconscious along highway 101. he was located one week after he crashed his truck. this morning, more trouble for a man accused of killing a berkeley homeowner in february. daniel dewitt the tap and a shepherd sheriff's deputy yesterday apparently breaking his jaw. there is a special meeting this morning to talk about how the california court system will deal with more budget cuts. in sacramento the state judicial council will discuss gov. brown's call to cut $544 million more from courts in the next fiscal year. >> lots of sunshine as we expect
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the skies to clear out towards the afternoon but still plenty of clouds out there right now. some patchy fog down below but we are expecting mostly sunny skies as we head to the afternoon. we have a trough that is moving through that will help mexico out the low clouds and fog. it will be windy and temperatures will be cool at the coast line. breezy inside the bay with '60s and '70s and still some mid-70s in the valley. the temperatures will be warming up as early as tomorrow and much warmer in many inland spots before we cool back down on monday with partly cloudy skies. time saver traffic is coming up next.
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>> let's start off with a look at the east bay and. this is 88 through oakland. northbound slow path the coliseum and really doesn't clear out until you get past the downtown oakland exit's. fog at the old gate bridge and southbound 101 down towards san rafael is still pretty heavy. it does improve once you get past 580. demus found 580, blocking one man, this is what it is doing to the drive time out of the altamont pass. a quick mention, southbound 280 at ceremony boulevard there is an accident.
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