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at 7:25 a.m., president obama asks the country for another four years. >> you didn't elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. you elected me to tell you the truth. >> this was not the kind of
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speech that bill clinton made. it didn't have that little spark. >> do you think there's a reasonable chance that your husband could lose this election? >> absolutely not. >> the key august jobs report is just in. >> the unemployment rate dropped to 8.1% from 8.3%. the bad news is that only 96,000 jobs were created. this is not the hopeful number that the administration and the country was looking for. prince harry has arrived in afghanistan this morning to begin a new deployment to be on the frontlines facing the taliban. >> drew peterson found guilty of murdering his third wife kathleen savio. maximum sentence of 57 years in prison. two people in federal custody tonight after a hoax claiming a passenger on a flight was carrying a dangerous substance. the incident was a prank. >> this is where things tend to get a little ugly. >> oh, my goodness. look out. >> that's got to be in "sportscentre's" bottom 10, right? all that -- >> i love it.
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>> i did it wrong. >> no, you did it perfect. >> all right. so what's the problem? enjoy your day. oh, and by the way, it's fashion week! >> it's a funny thing. i suspect the same thing with you. because -- >> and all that matters. >> easily the most emotional moment of the convention. >> gabby giffords led everyone in the pledge of allegiance last night. >> liberty and justice for all. >> on "cbs this morning." >> thank you. god bless you. and god bless these united states. >> barack obama accepting the nomination of the democratic party. and at the end of it threw down his mic and said, [ bleep ] all y'all. [ laughter ] welcome to "cbs this morning." with so much focus on the economy and this election this morning's jobs report for august is certain to get a lot of attention. >> the report came out about 90 minutes ago. rebecca jarvis is here. what do the numbers tell us
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about how the i come is doing? >> the numbers tell us that the economy is creating fewer jobs than expected. in august, the economy added 96,000 new jobs. that was short of analyst forecasts, and the unemployment rate did drop from 8.3% from 8.1%, but it was not because of the new jobs. instead, unemployment fell because the labor force and participation in it shrank for the month. if you're not actively seeking work, you are not counted in the official jobless statistics. there are now 12.5 million unemployed americans. 5 million or 40% of them have been out of work for six months or more. so far this year the economy has created an average of 139,000 jobs a month. last year the number was slightly higher at 153,000 jobs. you need about 150,000 jobs a month just to keep up with population growth. and a number that economists would consider healthy would be more in the range of 200,000 jobs.
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so where were the jobs created in august? well the service sector gained jobs while manufacturing, which has been a stronger segment of the economy, lost 15,000 jobs in august. and that certainly is going to be a concern for both the president as well as policy makers at the federal reserve, charlie, who are going to be looking at this number very carefully as they consider what to do next because they have their own form of unconventional stimulus. >> thank you, rebecca. now to charlotte. john dickerson is there. john, good morning. what are the political implications of these numbers? >> well you know in the convention here charlie, president clinton said you know, just wait, and you will feel the benefits of this economic turn-around that president obama has started. president obama last night called for patience, suggesting that the country was in the middle of a slow but upward movement. these numbers suggest the movement is not upward. if the jobs created are not keeping pace with inflation,
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then things are being backward. this is bad news for president obama. and after this -- what had been a pretty successful convention they felt, this is just a big wet blanket right away. >> and john mitt romney put out a statement last night saying if last night was the party, this morning is the hangover. do you think the american people will give president obama some patience with these numbers? >> well, you know they have given him a little bit of patience. if you look at the grade people give him in the polls on his economic performance, it's much lower than the overall approval rating. so there are a number of theories for that. one is that voters like him, and therefore they are kind of willing to give him a second chance. but this drum beat has been rather steady. and so you know, this is the big question. will they give him the patience? and did he do anything over the last several days to try and get them to give him patience? and we just don't know yet. >> john dickerson, thank you very much. this morning, democrats are on their way home from charlotte after a pep talk and a plea from president obama.
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>> in his convention speech he said that voters have the clearest choice of any time in a good mornin generation. nancy cordes is also in a charlotte this morning. good morning. >> reporter: the president had to lay out his accomplishments, explain his failures, go after his opponents and make a case for another four years. all while arguing that he had not abandoned that message of hope that got him elected four years ago. >> madame chairwoman delegates, i accept i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> in >> reporter: in a 38-minute speech president obama argued with tough he had proven his mettle with decision tough decisions when faced with an economic crisis and foreign conflicts.nflicts. >> four years ago, i promised ton end the war in iraq. we did. [ cheers and applause ]ed to i promised to refocus on the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11. us on and we have.
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[ cheers and applause ] a new tower rises above the new al york skyline. al qaeda is on the path to to defeat. and osama bin laden is dead.or mor >> reporter: he asked for more create time to create more jobs and reduce the debt. he he accused his republican opponents, mitt romney and paul ryan of trying to sell t platitudes instead of a plan. >> all they had to offer is the sa same prescriptions they've had for the last 30 years. have have a surplus? try a tax cut. defici deficit too high? try another. feel a cold coming on?cuts take two tax cuts, roll back l us some regulations, and call us in the morning.r. >> reporter: in his harshest attack, mr. obama implied that governor romney was ill prepared for the world >> you don't call russia our number one enemy. not al qaeda, russia. unless you're still stuck in a cold war mind warp.
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you might not be ready for jing if diplomacy with beijing if you olympic can't visit the olympics without insulting our closest ally. >> reporter: he acknowledged that his vision of hope and hope and c change has been battered a bit by the vagaries of politics.nize >> i recognize that times have changed changed since i first spoke to this convention. times have c times have changed, and so have i. i'm no longer just a candidate. i'm the president. >> reporter: and in the most speech personal moment of the speech he admitted he had not been a perfect president. pro >> and while i'm very proud of what we've achieved together i'm far more mindful of my own m failings knowing exactly what when he lincoln meant when he said i driven have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming io conviction that i had noplace else to go. >> reporter: it was clear that that th the president was trying to combine the lofty rhetoric he's
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known for with a dose of realismbout about the state of the economy. the and norah and charlie, the s president laid out a number of goals in specific areas like he didn't education and energy but he didn't necessarily lay out a out road map for how he planned to se goa achieve those goals or how he h congress would work with congress more effectively in a second term. >> nancy cordes in charlotte. earlier this morning before the jobs numbers were released we spoke with former white house press secretary robert gibbs. he is now a senior adviser to the obama campaign. i began by asking him about criticism that the president's speech did not include enough specifics, spelling out how he wants to achieve his goals in his second term especially when you compare it to former president clinton's criticism of the republicans in his speech onrepu wednesday night.well here's what gibbs had to say.lie, >> well, first, charlie, i believe that the entire convention showed you where the democratic party and barack obama want to take this country. shows i think the speech showed that the live he understands the lives of middle class americans and what has to happen to give them more economic security.
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and more national security in this ever-dangerous world. the president talked about ucation, improving our education, reducing our imported -- the that w amount of oil that we import. again, protecting us and keepinge here at us safe here at home.g and making sure that we have thehe best an best and brightest in our classrooms teaching our children teaching math and science. able to compete for the jobs of tomorrow.he >> but they are categories not specifics, in terms of how he morrow. would do that. how he would deal with those issues. sp well, two things, charlie. >> the president has talked about about number of these policies throughout this campaign.roughout t on energy and all of the above energy strategies the presidentfic was quite specific last night. t sure, we have to make sure that e're dri we are drilling for oil, but we have to invest in renewable energy. we have to make sure we're taking advantage of the natural gas that's just right under our educatio feet.hat and when it comes to education, let's provide incentives to have the best and brightest in our let's bu classrooms. i let's build more things here in america, create more jobs
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manufacturing jobs. of let's build stuff here and let's sell more of it abroad. >> robert, there were some personal attacks, tough attacks, on mitt romney when it came to romne foreign policy where he said that romney and his running mate th are new to foreign policy and k to they want to turn us back to an era of blustering and blunderingring that cost america so dearly.go so persona why go so personal at mitt romney on that? >> well look i think you'd be thot hard-pressed for mitt romney noto to admit he's very new to foreign policy.reign policy and i think the president was exactly y how are you going to deal with china when you can't even go to -- over to the united kingdom close without insulting our closest n ally on the eve of an olympics been p they've been preparing years look for? i think, look if you look at the romney foreign trip you would have great concerns about his exactly how mitt romney would conduct foreign policy in this country. not the least of which to mention -- >> but was it small, though for
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usua a convention speech which is usually about bigger more to l visionary things to level such an attack like that? >> well look i think, norah, watc anybody who watched that speech nt tal understood that the president out the talked more about the american people than he did about himself or his opponent.ore than much more than mitt romney ever did in tampa. i don't think it's small. i think the american people understand how important it is to keep our country safe. how impo how important it is that we make sure that we keep our promises to end the war in iraq and do the same thing in bringing our ur troops home in afghanistan. and somebody who believes russiabody who is our greatest enemy rather than terrorists and al qaeda i think lacks an understanding of what's needed to keep this notion o country safe. his >> the president quoted lincoln and talked about the notion of lincoln being driven to his knees.ent what is it that drives to the president to his knees in terms of what he's experienced in the last four years and where he has not been able to do what he wanted to do? to >> well charlie, i think you can imagine that you know can ima
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being president of the united he states during such severe st economic times is a humbling thing. thing. you know the president reads letters every night from americans all over the country that are struggling in this t economy.ut the president knows that we've made progress. but he understands that we've still got a long way to go. and it's up to him to do as he did last night, prevent a vision vision for moving the country forward. >> you seem to be suggesting that he knows he's disappointed.char >> well, charlie, this isn't 2008. we understand that. we've been through hopefully omic t economic times that the depths l h of which nobody else will have to go through. but we'll only do that if we ur really rebuild this economy and give our middle class some security. i think the president >> it' understands that -- >> it's incomplete? >> well it is incomplete as he his i said. he said in 2008 and he said it last night, none of this would be easy. he never said it would be.
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>> robert gibbs, thank you so much. we have news from london this morning about prince harry. just two weeks after his naked picture scandal made headlines around the globe, the prince has returned to afghanistan with his army unit. he will be flying in helicopters on combat missions starting about 10 days from now.ions. mark phillips is in london with the story. mark, good morning. the >> reporter: good morning. well, prince harry has always argued there was no point training him unless he was going going to be deployed, and that's an as argument he has won.n he is back in afghanistan.ilitary the military here may argue that he's just another soldier, but of course he isn't. it's prince harry's second tour of duty in afghanistan. his posting and travel there arranged and carried out in secrecy for security reasons. harry's first fight has always been to get there. >> i've done my training. it's cost the army money to train me. and if they didn't think that they could get me out there again, they wouldn't have put me through this training. simple as that. >> reporter: but it's not that
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simple. his last deployment has been cloaked in secrecy, a deal made with the british press to avoid harry and those fighting alongside him to become prime targets. making the prince a target would be a propaganda coup for the taliban. but the prince's cover was blown by an australian magazine. harry's tour of duty went from the frontlines to the front pages in hours. and harry became not a soldier, but an issue. should the third in line to the throne and such a high profile target be in an active war zone in the first place? as far as harry was concerned, the answer was yes. following the tour he threw himself back into training, rising to the rank of captain. on this tour he's captain wales, apache helicopter pilot. >> all of these people saying he's never going to see action never get to the frontlines. these people live in a
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ridiculous world to even think that. i mean, we can't -- especially our army nowai days you can't train people and not put them in positions in the role they need to play. >> reporter: harry has other roles, of course. he may still be the privileged aristocrat, but he is one who can still get himself into trouble, as he did in the receipt las vegas strip pool incident. but he's also become part of the rebranding of the royal family. touring the caribbean as the queen's ambassador running with the fastest man on the planet embracing world leaders. prince harry became, who knew, prince charming. >> her majesty has asked me to extend her wishes to you all and is sorry you can't be here, so you're stuck with me. but don't worry, because every little thing is going to be all right. is the >> reporter: it's going to be s well all right, of course in the . second afghan tour.ce this there's a difference this time.e e this time everybody knows he's people there. like t
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including the people who would most like to claim his scalp.t >> mark two quick questions. number one, is there any connection between going on he's alwa tour, even though he has always wanted to be there, and the ndal o scandal? >> well the scandal of course the is the obvious question. palace has and the palace has provided the obvious answer.swer. they say deployment like this has been in the works for a long time. it's not a direct result of las ult vegas. and it also gives them another way of rationalizing it. rat a soldier about to go into the field blowing off steam. >> but as you said also, everybody knows he's there, so some therefore there must be some kind of sense of we want to do n to g everything we can to give him an opportunity to be a warrior. at the same time, he is of the royal family. >> reporter: well, yes. but this time remember he is flying helicopters. last time he was there as an advance air controller on the ground potentially more vulnerable. now you don't know who's up in that helicopter. although if you're an apache crew in afghanistan, you might anista think people are looking out for you just that little bit more.k, thank >> mark, thank you very much. time now to show you some of the morning's headlines.eports t
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"the new york times" reports the obama administration has decided to declare the haqqani network to be a terrorist network. the haqqanis are responsible for some of the deadliest attacks against the u.s. in afghanistan. the goal is to cut off n fundraising in arab countries and put pressure on pakistan to hase chase down the militants. >> the "wall street journal" says global fund managers are reacting cautiously to the to european central bank's latest n and plan to buy bonds from spain ando italy in an effort to drive down interest rates. tod "usa today" says a third visit to yosemite has died from hantavirus, and the park is f more w warning more people who have ince camped there since june or plan to go this month.month. and the houston chronicle says a new texas toll road will ave have the nation's fastest speed limit, 85 miles an hour. commis the texas transportation ew commission set the new limit for a 41-mile stretch of highway, highway 30 between austin and etween
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a plane is diverted mid ted in flight. a passenger is forced to the tarmac at gunpoint. >> had their uzis out and their pistol pistols.he >> but the story of romance and revenge behind the bogus threat is just the beginning. john miller has the details of the bizarre love triangle behind the terror hoax. and the nfl begins a new season under a cloud. the regular referees are dence sidelined, and new evidence players confirms that nfl players often end up with brain damage.'ll talk we'll talk with james brown of the nfl today on "cbs this morning."
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good morning. we get to cut up with the headlines. the police on the scene of a double homicide in vallejo. a man and woman were shot to death and the witnesses sought to men in an it's what church running away from the scene early this morning. a yacht stolen from a marine at now have to small children on board. there taken from there south san francisco home by their father was also suspected of stealing a boat. and the oakland athletics position picture is in stable condition after it hit in the head on wednesday during a game. his skull was fractured by the line drive on wednesday. he did have the surgery and expected to be okay. the traffic and weather
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so after an so after an inspiring but tight 35-minute -- what? >> that brings me to health care. >> on he went. through welfare reform medicare, the national debt immigration, with more false endings than a james brown concert. the hardest-working man in politics! finally yielded the stage! >> god bless you, and god bless america! >> don't stop thinking about tomorrow, because it's a half-hour from now! [ laughter ] >> he nailed it, didn't he? >> he totally named it. clinton did go on for a bit, 48 minutes i think it was. but in some ways people are saying it did cast a shadow over obama's speech.
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>> probably the most stirring speech to come out of there. all of those gestures. >> and people said the way he connected, yeah. >> it's almost like he is speaking to every person in the hall. wait a minute, wait a minute. i've got some more. >> exactly. >> 48 minutes more. welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> exactly. we'll try not to go 48 minutes with this story. by now you've probably heard about a major disturbance thursday at philadelphia international airport. a suspect was taken off a plane in handcuffs. but this morning, his former girlfriend and her new boyfriend could be facing charges. and as jim axelrod reports, it turned out to be a bizarre and mean spirited hoax. >> christopher shell was flying from philadelphia to dallas celebrating his 29th birthday. 30 minutes into the flight, the 69 passengers onboard the u.s. airways plane were told they were turning back. >> we heard the pilot tell us the passengers, that we were returning to philadelphia
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because of an instrumentation problem. >> shell posted on facebook, quote, i'm pretty disappointed in u.s. airways currently. we just spent half an hour in the air to be notified that the plane had technical difficulties and had to fly back. but when the plane landed police rushed onboard and rushed shell out. >> with their uzis out. they came to a passenger and said, stay put. >> reporter: police were notified that there were explosives onboard. and an unwitting shell also posted that he walked through the security line with a breeze and that caught the fbi's attention. his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend had made it all up. reportedly he had threatened to make shell's life miserable. and while police had shell facedown on the tarmac he told them, quote, i know what this is about. he produced texts and voicemails to prove it was all over a twisted lover's triangle. >> there was a threat. that threat was unfounded. that flight was never in any danger. and i just want to stress right
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now that the male that was briefly taken in for investigation has committed no crime. >> reporter: well, maybe. hours later, shell boarded another flight to dallas his trouble seemingly behind him. but ironically on arrival, texas authorities also arrested the beleaguered traveller on unspecified outstanding warrants. for "cbs this morning," i'm jim axelrod in new york. senior correspondent john miller, a former fbi assistant director, is joining us now. so what's the status of this thing now? >> charlie, this thing is going to hell in a hand best. [ laughter ] >> love is complicated. >> it is. >> well i don't know where to go, you know. shell gets off the plane. he's the victim. he is selling his interviews for $1,000 a pop or exclusive to the highest bidder. but he was arrested by texas authorities for outstanding warrants for a series of crimes back here. so the victim is in custody.
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the alleged perpetrator, who called the ops center and identified himself as george michael, should be expecting a knock at the door because i think the fbi is going to wake him up before he go-goes. >> what would they say? >> i think they'll say you're under arrest for violation of code which carries a maximum of five years in prison and fines that are very creative. there was a case just like this in philly in 2005. a woman is late for the plane. she forgot her passport. she doubles back to get it. she calls in a bomb threat to the plane to slow it down. and she was sentenced to one year in prison $9,000 fine and had to pay $100 to every person on that american airlines flight. so this is one of those cases where it might have seemed like a good idea at the time, but it probably won't in the end. >> right. don't joke around with this stuff. exactly. john miller, good to see you this morning. >> good to be back. from replacement referees to
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tim tebow's critics, there's a lot to talk about this nfl season. it kibes offcks off in full this weekend. james brown will be here when "cbs this morning" continues.
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♪ the new nfl season kicks off in the new nfl season kicks off in full this weekend. as always, there are many questions fans are looking to have answered here. to help us with that is james brown. jb, host of "the nfl today" on cbs. good morning. >> charlie good morning to you and norah. by the way you guys have been going through in effect two-a-days from last week to this week, so my hat is off to you guys. >> norah had one hour of sleep last night she told me when she came in. >> boy, i can't imagine that. >> nor can i. i got back early. here is the question that everybody wants to know. help us understand this whole business including what boomer
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said about tebow and sanchez and where it is and how good it's going to be or not. >> my colleague on "the nfl today" boomer esiason was well quoted saying that he thought that tim tebow ought to be cut from the team because he feels he's not a good match for the new york jets. hey, charlie and norah, for the ongoing saga with the new york jets, which has been mostly off the field and everything but performance on the field, i have to believe that the brain trust knew what they were doing in bringing in tim tebow. last year, he was arguably the biggest story in the league. if not for his unorthodox style of play the fact that he was effective with the denver broncos. look, i think he's only going to push mark sanchez to a better performance. >> and so how will they make it work? >> well, you know it's been a well kept secret in terms of the jets not revealing how they are going to use him. the most widely thought thing is that it will be in the wildcat offense, an unorthodox style if you will, where the ball will be hiked to him and he will either run it or pass it as well.
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obviously, not the best passer in the league. but he is a good football player. he is tough, tenacious, he is a good kid. i think they were bringing him there, again to use him as a weapon to try to throw the defenses off. >> jb let's talk about this new government study that came out this week that said retired football players are three to four times more likely to die from diseases of the brain compared with the general population. this is a big issue for the nfl, right? >> norah, a pretty sobering statistic to say the least. look, let's be real frank about it. everybody knows it. it is a very tough, brutal sport. i'm really happy to see an awful lot of attention on it, because norah, what's happening off the field with the ex-players many of them are not leading quality lives because of the number of issues, alzheimer's, dementia, et cetera, as a result of all of the concussions and hard hits on the football field. so i'm thrilled that there's a lot of focus on player safety right now. and roger goodell, the commissioner, is resolute in his focus to change the culture of
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the game. >> what about referees? where does that stand? >> well, right now unsettled. if you look at wednesday night, there was no noticeable difference with the replacement referees against the giants and the cowboys. but i hope this is resolved. i think the best officials in the world are the regular officials. the replacement officials thus far have done a pretty good job. robert gibbs, your guest from earlier today, i see him here in the studio and he's not talking about the president's speech. he is grinning all over himself because his dallas cowboys won, and he had no complaints about the freighting. -- officiating. >> what does that say about this season, that the giants who had such a spectacular season, lose to the cowboys this early? >> it says that they lost to an awfully good team. in the nfc east which a number of people think is the toughest division in all of football, it will be the giants the cowboys and the philadelphia eagles. those are the three toughest teams. not surprised at all. tom coughlin has gotten it done
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so many times when people have counted him out as dead. he has come back and gotten it done. i think they'll be ok. >> the early word from denver is that peyton manning looks very good. >> and, you know you would expect that. this guy is a true pro. 11-time pro bowler four-time mvp. if he is anywhere close to normal, charlie and norah, they will have a good team because the defense there is awfully solid. peyton is like a coach on the field. if he gets that team performing anywhere near as efficient as he did with the indianapolis colts during their heyday, they will be heard from. >> as we remember, they gave up tim tebow to go after peyton manning. >> not a bad move, i would would think, in the minds of bronco fans. >> i always think peyton manning looks good. [ laughter ] >> norah, my daughter told me to retire this expression. i'm a little too dark to blush, but i hear what you're saying. [ laughter ] >> thank you so much, jb.
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one question on the minds of voters right now -- >> are you better off than you were four years ago. >> four years ago. september 6th 2008. we were still riding high. larry king was still on the air. and all i knew of piers morgan was his delicious spiced rum.
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it was a magical time when the republican candidates could still say this. >> fundamentals of our economy are strong. >> like a power lifter. >> nice. >> the economy is resting. politics keeps on giving for stand-up comedians. >> so good. so good. especially after these past two weeks. good material. this week spectators at the paralympics in london are watching the best disabled athletes. included are 20 veterans of iraq and afghanistan who are getting a second chance to represent their country. as mark phillips reports from london, one of them says the competition is restoring his self-confidence. >> the o wonder of these swimmers is not how fast they go, for one it's how fast he got
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here. bradley snyder a paralympic champion now. exactly a year ago he was championing another cause, the u.s. military effort in afghanistan. his job: the hurt locker. defusing the taliban's deadly hidden bombs. the one he didn't see was the last time he saw anything. >> i recall the entirety of the event. i remember the actual blast itself. i remember waking up on the ground. >> so from the point when you initially came to after the blast, you still had some vision? >> just a little bit in my left eye, correct. shortly thereafter it went away. >> and never came back? you're totally unsighted now? >> still looking for it. >> still looking for it. 28-year-old navy lieutenant bradley snyder was on the naval academy's swim team when he was at annapolis. within five weeks of being blinded by the blast he was back in the pool. >> it started as just a friendly like let's show my
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family and frnds thatiends that i'm okay o. that i can do the things i used to enjoy. hopping in the pool felt organic and natural. saying hey, you're actually still good at something. that was an amazing experience. >> something you could do. >> exactly. more amazing is what's happening in london. >> representing the united states of america, bradley snyder. >> the 100-meter freestyle, gold. 50-meter freestyle, silver. but these are more than just swim races. >> to be able to hop in the pool and experience success on the level that i've experienced here at the paralympics gives me an immense amount of confidence moving forward into life. >> today a year to the day after the blast that blinded but did not stop him, bradley snyder was in the pool swimming his favorite event, the 400-meter freestyle. he finished half a minute before anybody else. for "cbs this morning," i'm mark phillips in london.
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good morning. the vallejo police on the scene of a double homicide and man and woman shot to death and a home on atherton street. police were called to the scene last night by people that heard the sound of gunshots. witnesses sought to men running away from home. oakland a's pitcher mccarthy said to be alert and a local hospital where he is recovering from brain surgery. he suffered a fractured skull and brain contusion after you was hit in the head by a line drive and wednesday's game against the angels. traffic weather coming up.
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its messy for fighting with a lot of slow traffic including across the san mateo bridge at the stall approaching the high rise. westbound 92 backed up as far as the toll plaza a slow drive
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headed out for the peninsula. a couple of accidents westbound 580 approaching first street with a very heavy traffic from livermore 1 a half-hour between the altamont pass and 680. westbound 580 in oakland approaching keller avenue one lane blocked with heavy traffic across the stretch. 880 pass the oakland coliseum slow and go mckenna will pass the coliseum toward downtown. sunshine and it will stick around until the afternoon. some tropical moisture sliding east snow rainfall for today the weekend looking good too. 50s right now by the afternoon 80s in the valley and '60s and '70s around the bay area.
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?ç i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. and to the republic for which it stands one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. [ cheers and applause ] there is former congresswoman gabrielle giffords getting a huge response from the deli gates last night at the democratic national convention. didn't you love that moment? >> there wasn't a dry eye in the house. >> i felt it guys through the tv screen. it is 8:00:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. i feel like breaking out into a chorus of "reunited and it feels so good." >> i won't. >> chris is saying don't do it. >> i won't do it.
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>> hello, charlie rose. >> good morning again. >> norah o'donnell. >> president obama and vice president biden campaigned together in new hampshire and iowa later after primetime pitch to voters last night at the convention. >> in his speech last night the president talked about the challenges of his first term. he criticized his opponents and he asked for more time to finish the job he started. >> madam chair woman, delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. our friends down in tampa at the republican convention were more than happy to talk about everything they think is wrong with america, but they didn't have much to say about how they'd make it right. they want your vote but they don't want you to know their plan, and that's because all they have to offer is the same prescriptions they've had for the last 30 years.
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have a surplus, try a tax cut. deficit too high try another. feel a cold coming on take two tax cuts roll back some regulations, and call us in the morning. now i won't pretend the path i'm offering is quick or easy. i never have. you didn't elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear you elected me to tell you the truth. and the truth is it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades but know this america, our problems can be solved. our challenges can be met. the path we offer may be harder but it leads to a better place, and i'm asking you to choose that future. yes, our road is longer but we travel it together. we don't turn back. we leave no one behind.
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we pull each other up. we draw strength from our victories, and we learn from our mistakes, but we keep our eye fixed on that distant horizon knowing the providence is with us and that we are surely blessed to be citizens of the greatest nation on earth. thank you. god bless you. may god bless these united states. [ cheers and applause ] here to analyze this speech is david remnick. he's editor of the new yorker magazine. we're pleased to have him here with us this morning. good morning. >> what did you think? >> as a speech i thought it was not number one in his hit parade, but by now we've become connoisseurs. we've become picky. not as good as 2004 maybe not as great as after the iowa caucuses. i thought it did the job. i thought it was solid. i thought overall the convention highlighted, exposed, what the republican party has become which is a
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radical conservative party that demographically and ideologically is becoming increasingly out of touch. i think the republicans have a big, big problem as a result. >> doesn't the country expect the democrats to be more specific in terms of how they see the future? >> well i think it's very rare in a convention that you roll out a big policy initiative that is not known before. what you're trying to do is activate the base. you're trying to have all your surrogates make the big attack and arguments on ideological terms and political terms and then you have your guy. >> these are difficult times, david, as you know. >> unbelievably so. >> help us understand how we're going to get out of it. >> i think it's very important that obama shows us not out of the fray but somehow out of touch with the really hard economic realities that are going on in the country, but i think overall if you are assessing conventions, which was more successful, i think to me i may be exposing my politics
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so what -- >> not at all. not at all. >> but it was -- you know there was no clint eastwideood moment there was no undisciplined moment and there were some surprisingly inspiring moments too. i thought john kerry was astonishingly good on foreign policy and on the vak u wousness on what republican orthodox is. john lewis may be the greatest american alive was great. there was nothing that was a failure. there was no down moment i thought, in this except for the -- >> the party over jerusalem and god. >> he used the word promise seven times in his speech compared to 2008 where he used the word promise 32 times. do you read anything into that david? >> not a lot. not a lot.
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i think that we've become experts in barack obamology. it's been going on since 2004 and i think all of us when we were watching the speech last night were somehow expecting that it was like i was saying to you before it's like watching the nba all-star dunk contest. the first four dunks are really exciting, then after a while -- >> he can do it. >> we know he can deliver a speech. bill clinton we no longer see as often and he was spectacular. he has flaws, but we're now much more for giving of them. >> we played the clip where the president said you elected me to tell you the truth, but is that what people elected him for in 2008 or they elected him to change something? >> the argument is very simple. the bumper sticker argument for the election is gm is still alive and osama bin laden is dead. i think that was reflected in the convention a great deal. the notion that somehow anyone,
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superman batman, much less barack obama was going to come in to this situation in near catastrophic depression and solve everything and that we'd have an unemployment rate of you know 4, 5% and that we'd all be living as if it were 1996 was a fantasy, always a fantasy. >> do you think things will be significantly different? >> i don't see the answer on the republican side. tax cuts tax cuts tax cuts for the wealthy. the coherence of the republican ideology is nowhere to be found. >> but do you think the president, if he is re-elected lected will be able to make a difference and deal with the republicans in a way that gets more results than he did in the first four years? >> governing even more than elections, isn't it? >> right. >> if the republicans continue to dig in their heels. if the notion is that the most important thing, the singular priority is to defeat embarrass, stifle a democratic president, then unfortunately the answer is no. it's going to be
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putting off some ts putting off some things can be counter productive. this morning we'll show you why delaying gratification is good for your weight? true. that story right after the break. stay with us please. >> i like instant gratification. >> me too.
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but it bounces off his head instead. you can see the real players today in the semi-finals right here on cbs. >> he runs into the wall. >> doesn't feel good if you do that. >> doesn't work so well. lee woodruff says reading about other people's troubles can make you feel less alone. her first fiction novel we should say. story of grief, guilt, love. we'll talk with lee this morning and tomorrow on "cbs this morning," saturday, the undecideds. the election is just two months away. we'll ask ten undecided voters from battleground states what the candidates must do to win their supports. that's tomorrow on "cbs this morning," saturday. >> right now it's time for this morning's "healthwatch" with dr. holley phillips. good morning. in today's "healthwatch", wait or weight? the ability to wait or delay gratification as a youngster
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could play a role in how much you weigh later in life. a new study found that children who are able to delay gratification at age 4 had a lower body mass index or bmi 30 years later. the study started back in 1968 when about 650 four year olds were given a treat, such as a cookie or a marshmallow. they were then offered a second treat but only if they could wait to eat the first one for an unspecified period of time. follow-up studies found delaying gratification for a long time as a preschooler was associated with academic strength social competence playfulness, the ability to handle stress and even higher s.a.t. scores. fast forward 30 years and researchers made another interesting discovery. the ability to delay gratification is associated with a decrease in body mass index. each minute a child was able to delay predicted a .2 decrease in bmi. so practice a little
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♪ "cbs this morning" contributor leigh woodruff knows a thing or two about recovery. she and her family had to cope with her husband, journalist bob woodruff, sufrtd severe life threatening injuries while working in iraq. "those we love most" shows how a family survives a tragic accident that forces them examine their mistakes and relationships. good morning. good to see you. i know you know a thing or two about writing best selling books. this is your first fiction story. even though when i was reading it it's two very different
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stories, it felt to me leigh, very personal about your life. was that the intention? >> i don't know that that was the intention but i think every writer writes from what they know. i knew grief, loss resilience. i'm fascinated with the topic of resilience, how we get through some things. some people do very well others maybe not so well. >> set up the story for those who haven't read it please. >> well, it's a multi-generational story. there's a mother and her family and then her parents. and a tragedy happens at the beginning. a little boy dies but it's not about that. what happens is it's the aftermath part. it's how the family many secrets are exposed. that's another sort of theme. can a marriage survive secrets. >> secrets, love betrayal? >> yes. kind of the coming together. there's a good ending. >> explain what you learned from your own experience and what's in the book about tragedy, illness, resilience and how that tests a marriage. >> well, what i've learned and what i've learned from really
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talking to people in our work with our foundation with veterans as well is everybody has a story. all of us we experience loss grief, i am constantly touched by people who share their stories with me. what i realized in all of this is we're really built to survive. human beings are built to survive. i'm fascinated with the things people are thrown in their lives. >> built to survive even when you think you can't. >> you write there's a gripping scene in your book where she's in the hospital, the mom is in the hospital, she's waiting to find out about her son. the whole time i thought i was reading it i thought, i wonder if she took these steps, she didn't bathe, didn't do her hair. she was out of body. >> i still don't bathe or do my hair. >> yeah. >> you know that was -- there's little pieces of me throughout this whole book. i'm the grandmother. i'm certainly that woman who has to be strong for her other kids. you know, when all of this
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happened in our lives, bob was in a coma for 36 days and for the 36 days i was the general. i had to show those four kids that you know this could be okay, that even if this wasn't going to be okay we'd make this okay. and constantly so amazed by the military spouses. your sister is a service member. they deal with this every day without the resources that we had as a family. >> yeah. >> and talk about what you hope this book does. i mean, it is your first piece of fiction so hopefully it'll be a book that many people can enjoy and learn something from but this is there a bigger goal with this? >> well, i think the goal for me in reading, i love to read these kinds of books, i call it oprah picks or little magazines. they're the books about real life. i find many women, too, we like to read books that are about real life. the way it really is not the way we wish it would be. because i think it reassures us that we can be okay too. >> i agree. >> i'm thinking it a good o magazine pick.
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patty, one of the stage managers has a book club. >> they're reading it. >> thank you for your kindness. >> she's going to make it an o magazine pick. she's going to make it a book club pick. maybe if you follow the oprah genre, maybe you'll even talk to the book club members. >> i'll skype in to anyone any time, baby? >> was this book difficult for you to write? >> no it really really wasn't. >> that surprises me. >> finding the time was what was difficult. i love to write. >> none of us have figured out how to do the time. thank you, leigh. thank you very much. the name of the book is "those we love the most." it goes on sale this tuesday, september 11th. jeremy has played many things. we'll ask him about his new role next on "cbs this morning."
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coming. in the headlines the search continues for two kids that may have been kidnapped by their father. the 43 year-old matthey affected them on tuesday the children's mother said they may be headed to thailand or mexico. he it may have stolen a yacht from an alameda marina state county and federal agencies but alerted to watch out for him the yacht and two children. a pair of northern california wild fires threatening 23 homes and colusa county now burned more than 1,200 a.. traffic and weather coming up.
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toward this in detail bridge to take awhile for the traffic to cover westbound 92. it's been clear for nearly a half-hour but it's still stop and go as you had passed the pace gates. at this morning at the bay bridge to the accident but the metering lights of the johnson
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615 stacked up fully into the maze. in oakland northbound 880 heavy traffic passed the coliseum towards downtown oakland and a similar story westbound 580 because of an accident approaching keller avenue blocking one lane. the skies looking very nice outside with the tropical moisture moving on by a beautiful starts the day. otherwise looking very nice expecting a high pressure to build in the and the next couple of days with the temperatures running low 50s in the north they have 50s elsewhere around the bay area but by the afternoon up into the upper 80s in lint and 70 degrees mostly sunny and oakland and '60s and to san francisco. and then the fog looking very nice the next couple of days the warmest day of the weekend will be saturday.
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♪ ♪ welcome back to welcome bac welcome back to "cbs this morning." christopher hitchichns was a man of letters. his other targets included bill clinton, henry kissinger and mother theresa. before he died of cancer in december, i had a final conversation about life and death. >> what's the worst part? is it it puts some sense of mortality in your focus? >> no because i think focusing on mortality is a useful thing. you should always know your time is very limited and that you're lucky to live in the time and place where you can be healthy until you're 60 as i was.
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most people in history never have a chance to even hope for a thing like that. so no for the avoidance of hubris, i think it's good to have a sober feeling of the presence of death. >> as he was dying he wrote his final book appropriately titled "mortality." welcome. his which had tow is here. >> welcome, charlie. >> you were there sitting on the couch as we talked. he was having a hard time as i remember, but he insisted in going on. >> yes. >> he had that spirit until the end. >> absolutely. until really hours before he died. >> in a sense he was optimistic that somehow he would survive this and the end was unexpected. >> it was. he was living with profound illness and the treatments that accompanied it for a very long time, but these treatments, lots of them very cutting edge, had worked and his oncologist said
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he was in the 1% of people who would be alive in that shape with that little amount of cancer. >> yeah. >> then he caught a serious pneumonia, a bug. yeah. >> define him for us. because you knew him so well. and so many people in the world of letters and people who were charmed and fascinated by what he would write and especially seeing him on stage. >> i think he was much better than you can possibly imagine. he really was. >> you describe in fact -- >> it's a shame they weren't all there for it because it was quite a romp. >> it was an experience to live with him? >> yes. >> you describe, in fact that he was holding court to the end even though he knew? >> yes. >> he knew he was very sick i mean. >> he knew he was very sick. he had hoped to -- we had checked into the -- he had checked into the hospital feeling funky and it was this -- one of those super bugs you get
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in the hospital but he was -- you know one of the last e-mails he wrote was, i'm back in the hospital. i hope just for a couple of days. when he said he would, you know have to postpone writing a column to one of his editors. there were many friends there, and he was the one kind of carrying the conversation, bringing up the various subjects. he was talking about phillip larkin otten. god never came up if anyone's interested. it was a nonsubject. >> he had been well known for what he had written. that didn't change with him. he thought that would have been dishonest to say. >> yeah. absolutely. >> that changed my opinion about things. >> yeah. well, i mean if he had had a revelation, he would have been the first to share it and he would have done it in a very interesting way, but as it happens, he didn't. >> so what is mortality about? >> it's a kind of comtemplation about the sad fact that we're all born to die and it also kind
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of is a very intimate narrative. it takes you through the odyssey of being diagnosed through to near the end, and it's just infused with extraordinary optimism and his hope that he might be cured but it's a very very kind of materialist look at what's involved in fighting this kind of battle a language he wouldn't like. he always said cancer is fighting me, i'm not fighting it. >> what's the phrase he used lying -- dying -- what was it livingly dying. >> dying livingly or livingly dying. >> yeah. meaning what? >> well, that he had to -- he had an enormous zeal and love of life. he adored every second of it. he had to continue living as if he might not be close to the end, but he also had to prepare to die and think about what that might mean. >> how long were you together?
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>> about 23 years, 24 years. >> at the end of this you say, at home in washington i pull books off the shelves, book towers off the store off the stacks of volumes on the tables. inside are notes that he took in his hand. piles of his papers and notes lie on surfaces all around the apartment, some of which were taken from his suitcase that i brought back from houston. at any time i can peruse our library or his notes and rediscover and recover him. when i do i hear him and he has the last word time after time christopher had the last word. that's our guy. >> yeah. >> thank you. >> thank you, charlie. jeremy irons joins us now. the oscar winner has a
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but i think you're like a story. if i was to tell you the story and you wrote it well then maybe you could give me well then maybe you could give me a little credit. >> well, that wouldn't be fair, would it? have a good day. >> about a man who wrote a book and then lost it on a pissant kid who found it. >> that's academy award winner jeremy irons starring in "the words." it opens today. he plays an old man that meets an author, the pissante kid. jeremy irons, welcome. >> this is a must-see movie, in my opinion. >> he's a wonderful actor. the great thing is they're so easy to play with. >> but you know what he said about you? he said working with great actors like jeremy irons is like putting on a warm coat or something, everything is going
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to be okay. >> that's nice. >> isn't that nice? >> based on what -- >> yeah i think the idea comes from hemming way having lost -- his wife having lost a manuscript and never finding it. he never forgave her of course. >> i can see that. when you were presented with the -- >> and why should he? it's a manuscript they don't come easy. >> that's right. when i was presented with a script -- >> what intrigued you about it? >> well, it was produced by laura wrister. she did "margin call." i was impressed with what she did with that movie. it was enanythingnigenigmatic. >> you know what's interesting, in the movie you were age 25 years, jeremy irons. how did you feel about that process, looking in the mirror? you looked like an old guy. >> it's great. it's so nice to need to be aged. the day will come when i won't have to be aged any longer. it's good to look into the
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future. >> and what do you see? >> i think to myself i hope i live that long to look like that, being a smoker. it's not a -- you know not necessarily going to happen. >> aren't you reducing how much you smoke? >> every day i reduce. >> when will you stop? >> yes. >> well i'm reducing very slowly. >> is this something we don't want to talk about? >> yeah. let's move on. >> no, because the new documentary is about -- >> well it's about weight. it's about which, of course cigarette filters do play a part because they don't biodegrade. a lot of cigarette filters in the sea, little bits of them and the documentary is about how we produce too much rubbish, too much trash. >> is this something you have a passion for? >> i wanted to make a documentary about something that mattered and could be changed. we looked under various ideas and we came down finally to
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trash, to rubbish. the world's rubbish. i went to san francisco where they recycle 75% of it and in new york you recycle 15% of it. you bury most of it you burn most of it. that is so dangerous. the effect upon our health is enormous. i thought, let's draw people's attention to this. >> we can change it how? >> we can change it by refusing to buy things that have too much packaging. leaving the packaging in the supermarket. let them clear it up. they'll pass the problem back. we can try not to travel things so much. we can purely recycle. i think 45% of the food we grow is thrown away. we can try and stop that. it's a terrible waste of resources. we can compost, as they do in san francisco. there are many many things we can do. a lot of the wine we drink out
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of the napa valley is composted with san francisco's rubbish. >> now you also have the third series coming up? >> of the borgia. >> they're having a lot of fun. >> why do you like it? >> i like it because the writing is very good. neil jordan. >> great director. >> great director. it allows one, in the way that movies don't, to play with the inconsistencies of a character. >> he's a complex character. >> he is. >> define him for us. >> define him? he's a man of god who is also a man of the flesh. >> he's got a couple of plays like that. it was interesting when you sat down, jeremy charlie and i were both saying your voice, we love your voice. he says don't talk about my voice. you, charlie rose have a good voice. you don't think your voice is so disstingts? >> i don't know. it's something we don't think about. >> oh, i think about it all the time. >> i mean one hopes one has an
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instrument to communicate whatever you need to communicate in a story. >> are you at a stage in your life in which you look back or do you look forward? do you look back and say, what does all of this mean? >> no, i try to live in the now. i don't look forward because i don't know where we are going. i see some trends. >> but do you think about missed opportunities? >> never. never regret it charlie. >> none? >> none. >> not a role not a relationship, nothing? >> at the time that's been the best idea or at the time i was available or not available. regret i find just not in my -- >> no talent that you wish you had had? >> no. >> really? >> i'm terribly grateful for the tall lengthy have. >> at this moment life has been good. it's been one great ride and it continues and that's the best thing about it. >> i think maybe perhaps i should have spent my time doing a little bit more to make life better for other people. i've concentrated on my own career. >> thank you. >> we're out of time is what
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she's saying. aim talking too much. >> you never talk too much, but we will be right back. >> great.
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fans of hawi fans of hawaii 5-0 know the coroner, dr. max bergman. his character was shot in last season's cliff-hanger episode. off camera oka works to save lives saving money for cancer research. tonight he'll appear with other stars in stand up to cancer a live broadcast on all of the major networks. at that event four years ago oka said why this is a personal issue for his family. >> i am here standing up for my mom who was just diagnosed with breast cancer. i love you mom. i'm in the fight with you. >> masi oka is with us in los
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angeles. good morning to you. >> good morning to you guys. >> first of all, thank you for what you do on behalf of fighting cancer. i think many of us want to know how is your mom doing? >> my mom is doing great. she's in her fourth year of her recovery state. hopefully one or two more years until she's completely diagnosis free and in remission. >> so tell us what we will see tonight. >> well, tonight you're going to see an extravaganza. it will be a live show, great artists, all your favorite stars as well. it's going to be very emotional as well. you'll hear a lot of inspirational stories. entertainment and going to be very heartwarming. >> what do you hope to accomplish? >> well, the big thing is just get the awareness out there and get people to donate. no matter how -- what the size of the donation every contribution matters towards helping the scientists you know, fight the disease and find a cure for it. >> i understand that there's a way for viewers to interact tonight. how does that work? >> absolutely. i think this is the first stand
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up to cancer that's going to use social media heavily. we'll have a hashtag. it's #istandupfor. we'll be constantly live tweeting interacting with the social media out there. be active. tweet. tell us your stories. >> this is good work for a good cause. you're also back for the next season of hawaii 5-0. >> we'll be back september 24th. >> what will we see? >> a lot of great stuff. you'll see what happens to the cliff-hanger with kono and my character max and a lot more hawaii. it's a beautiful place. >> i think we should do an on location examination of hawaii 5-0. >> yeah. that would be great. come over. >> we're thinking about maybe december would be a good time to
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come to hawaii. >> really good time. >> it's really nice there. you have to come there. we'll have a party. >> i think it's always fun to be part of a cliff-hanger. the big one was "dallas" back in the day, who shot jr. the cliff-hanger is with you. i know you can't share anything but what are you most looking forward to as you return? >> you know what i'm just looking forward to you know it's just great to go back to the season and be with all of my cast and crew mates. we're hanging around a little bit. it's exciting. >> great to have you on the program and good luck tonight. >> thank you very much. >> yeah. masi oka, thank you so much. you can see masi and other top names in entertainment on stand up to cancer. that is tonight at 8:00 7:00 central on cbs. >> before we leave you, a reminder scott pelley is in charlotte. you can see him tonight on the cbs evening news. as we leave you, let's take a look back at this week a week in charlotte where we watch
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politics, watch people make the case for their politics to the american public. we hope you'll have a great weekend and here is some of what has happened. >> can you honestly say that people are better off today than they were four years ago? >> no but that's not the question of this election. >> the answer is we are better off. >> we always have to remember what it was like four years ago. >> well no not that. people are afraid. they're anxious. >> charlie looks happy err this morning. he's in his real home here in north carolina. >> osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. >> that's very much bumper sticker. >> general motors is alive where i come from in janesville. >> his budget is one of the most fraudulent documents i've ever seen. >> the fire keeps burning deep into the national forest. >> early damage estimates here top $1 billion. >> the u.s. military has suspended training. >> shouldn't we have talked about afghanistan in his speech? >> he's been talking about
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afghanistan -- >> you know what this function is. >> no, i don't. >> never asked him? >> mitt romney says no. >> being president doesn't change who you are. >> it's a perspective no one else shares. >> her job was to energize the debate and humanize her husband. >> it reveals who you are. >> as bill clinton would say, this is a big deal. are we doing better than that today? >> as good as he's ever been. >> he's a phenomenon. we're not going to see another bill clinton in our lifetime. >> they embraced for a while. i thought they were going to burp there. >> i'm not going there. >> when i think about mitt romney -- >> this is where we had our first date. >> they didn't steel the car from dr. phil and it was the car we had our first date in. >> this is the first time you
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appeared together. >> we were waiting for the right occasion. >> you and charlie have changed my morning habits. >> we're good. we're good. >> what's up? >> they don't like me and i don't like them. >> there's nobody out there watching your back? >> doesn't everybody want a freaking airplane? >> please call 911. >> that might actually be a pretty good name. >> what i say when i stub my toe. >> jeff glor is joining us at the table? why? because he loves you. >> your football husband for the next -- >> don't count out joe biden. >> invite you to the v.i.p. party. >> not anymore. >> not anymore. >> a lot of food for thought. please avoid the breakfast. >> i'm going to look like a chinese food delivery boy. and everybody pays -- >> i'm telling you -- >> this coming week is the kickoff of barack obama's last campaign. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states.
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good morning. in the headlines, the search continues for suspects and a deadly double shooting and the north bay. someone shot and killed a man and woman and side of of vallejo home last night. the 13th and 14th murder victims this year for vallejo. search and rescue teams looking for a young man from lafayette the disappeared from the banks of the sacramento river. the 20 year-old olson lasted the beach near chico on sunday when he joined thousands foreign annual flood on the sacramento river. the susan g., and walk a search today and you'll walk benefits breast cancer research. the event will lead walkers and a 60 mi. route to several parts of the bay area and might be a good day for walk.
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the whole weekend looking nice with today no threat of any rain drops the moisture is made it's great east the skies clearing out nicely. right now we have mostly clear skies looking toward mount diablo with a gentle breeze blowing to the trees plenty of sunshine towards the afternoon. the dry weather returns today in the weekend a little cool toward the coastline but otherwise mild warm temperatures. eighties in the valley today and '60s and '70s around the bay area and the coastline '50s and '60s. over the weekend the warmest it will be saturday clinton on sunday and monday and he backed up next tuesday and wednesday. traffic up next.
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good morning. 883 oakland has been very busy especially for friday northbound 880 the drive time is 35 minutes between 238 in the maze. 580 not a whole lot better with an earlier accident approaching keller and remained jammed up towards 238 for a while. a quick check of northbound 880 approaching having 92 the accident they're still blocking one lane that have just cleared and over at the bay bridge it's very busy especially for friday stalked up to the macarthur maze of the cemetery bridge traffic is fully recovered after an earlier stop pushing the high- rise. have a great weekend.
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