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good morning to our viewers in the west, it is wednesday, september 26th 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning" a poll shows a significant move in three critical states. iran's controversial leader speaks to the u.n. today. we ask about his threats to israel. some nfl players are threatening to sit out the next game. we begin this morning with a look at "today's eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. >> we cannot afford four more years of barack obama. we're not going to have four more years of barack obama. >> the battle for the white house zeros in on ohio.
>> president obama and mitt romney will be in the same state at the same time. >> no republican has won the white house without winning the buckeye state. >> and ahmadinejad addresses the united nations today. >> israel believes you want to destroy them. you said you want to drive them from the face of the earth. it's a very serious question. >> football fans are still fumes over that botched call. >> the touchdown held around the world. >> some are calling it the worst call in the nfl history since the black eyed peas were asked to sing the super bowl. >> andy williams has died. powerful waves create an
intreadble scene in a paddle boat race. >> performance and regulations for self-driving cars. would you say he is frugile or cheap. >> the seahawks were robbed of a win -- actually the packers were robbed. thank you for whoever wrote that. >> allen, you're late. >> i don't care. i had a [ bleep ] night last night. welcome to "cbs this morning" presidential candidates have a busy day ahead in ohio.
one of three battleground states where president obama has a lead. >> the poll shows mr. obama now ahead by 9% in florida, in pennsylvania, he has a 12 point lead, and ohio -- look at this, the president leads governor mitt romney by ten points. no republican has ever won the election after losing ohio. >> the buckeye state is a wonderful place. >> and if we win ohio, we win the election. >> ohio is known as the bellweather. and with today's visit, both have been here 14 times each in the campaign this year. but for romney, the battle is getting tougher. the poll shows president obama
widening his lead here jumping four points since last month. voters in ohio and the two other swing states we surveyed now give the president the edge on the economy. the cornerstone on the economy. and they believe romney's policies will favor the rich. >> it's been a consistent line of attack for the president. >> i do not believe that another round of tax cuts for millionaires will bring good jobs back to ohio. >> and it features prominently in obama's television ads that have saturated the air waves. they're joust spending the romney team. they have spent $47.9 million in ohio, and romney and outside groups have spent $42.5 million. the romney campaign says it's not bothered by the poll numbers saying they have confidence in their own internal polling and believe their making in roads in
ohio and message with lower spending and debt. >> the status quo has not worked. we cannot afford four more years of barack obama, we're not going to have four more years of barack obama. >> if you had any doubt about the schedule, they even have rallies scheduled at the exact same time in different cities. >> thank you, frank luntz is a former hpollster, good morning. >> morning, and i think ohio will win the election. the obama campaign thought this would be a choice. it has become a referendum on mitt romney and it's because they did the ads early enough. it means that all of the obama
attacks in the last three or four weeks are showing results. >> the question i wanted to ask you, and i think you may have answered it in part, is looking at this widening gap, is president obama winning, or is governor romney losing. >> it obviously has to be a combination of both, but it's very easy for someone's perceptions to be destroyed if they don't know anything about you. what we have done in some of the swing states, they don't know what bane capital actually does. when you have that little knowledge, it makes the regulartive attacks effective. >> i spent a lot of time last night speaking to democrats and republicans myself to see what's going on. this 47% add, that secret video, the obama team is running it just in ohio. now they have gone out in seven other swing states with it. republicans i talked to acknowledges it's working. and that's why we see these numbers in ohio stretching out. what does romney do now?
we see this morning he has a new ad where he is speaking to the camera for 60 seconds, but is it too late? >> the reason that 47% is working is because it's new information. we don't want to hear the same thing over and over again. voters pay attention to it. >> look at this ad. for the first time romney is speaking directly to the people, is that too late? >> in a simple answer, yes. that should have been done three or four months ago. he solidified his control back in april. why is this ad only running now? when we look back at this campaign, i think we will realize you can't have the same impact as you did then. >> so did they not use that advantage? >> you can use it up to a point, and the fact is if you look at the numbers up to the republican convention, mitt romney was only a couple points behind in ohio.
nationwide, it was 1%. this whole thing developed over the last three weeks, you have to give the democrats credit, they're on message particularly from the democratic convention. >> we just showed this graphic, but this is really important. barack obama is spending more on the air waves than mitt romney and it's even if you ad in those outside groups. if the republicans have more money, why is obama able to outspend them on the airwaves. >> maybe you should ask the romney campaign that. i want to caution everyone who is watching, these debates can and do make a difference. if there is a defining moment, and it won't be an issue, if there is a defining moment in the debate, it can still shift, but mitt romney has 90 seconds from the opening of that first debate to win. >> even the presidential
candidates are protesting the replacement referees. it's still a hot topic for coaches, players, and fans, jeff is here with the latest reaction. good morning, to the great referee replacement experiment went from messy to morphing out of control in week three. that still does not guarantee it will end right away. >> if you thought you heard a lot from monday's fans about the mess of a call, imagine being the coach of the losing end. >> i have received more text messages and e-mails than i did after the super bowl. >> the call on the field stands. >> a disputed touchdown that became the most controversial call. the result of the seattle-green
bay game is final. they say it was the right call. they explain the procedure. the decision on the field stands, and move on. >> plenty beg to differ. >> aaron rodgers trying to figure out what's going on. >> nfl fans on both sides of the aisle hope the lockout is settled toon. >> i hope to see some experienced referees with nfl experience come back on to the nfl playing field. >> in las vegas, odd makes they $300 million or more changed hands because of that call. one website even refunded all packers bets. the question for supports bookers now is what happens next. >> we're trying to accumulate data and discern a pattern that will possibly give us an edge. right now everyone is handicapping these replacement
referees. >> and wondering when the season right return to normal. >> it's not going to be fixed tomorrow, i think it will be fixed on the nfl's terms. >> the two sides are talking, but with some owners deeply dug in, no one seems to be confident it will end meetly. >> what us now is demorris smith, good morning. tell me what is most concerning for the players? >> beyond a call, beyond a game, beyond whether someone wins or loses on the field, the players of the national football league, this is a health and safety issue. we're a group of players with an extremely short career, about 3.5 years on average. and we're an injury where our injury rate is 100% on the workplace. so the way that we look at this issue is beyond a bad call on a
monday night. the referees on the field are the first reponders for health and safety for a group of players where we know that virtually every player in the national football league will be injured at work. >> do the owners share your concern and the players concern? >> i dealt with the owners for a long time as we worked through a new cbs. when we look back on the cbs that we have now, we have an agreement that for the first time guaranteed contact in year three. we have a shorter and safer workweek for our players. they have more time off, all of those things were all in the new check thif bargaining agreement. so i know there are owners who believe that it's important for our players to work safer. where we are right now is inconsistent with that. when you take a group of officials with a collective experience of 1500 years off of the field, and you replace them with a group of replacements who don't have that experience, our
players know that the workplace today is less safe than it was with the regular officials. >> have you talked to roger goodell or any of the other owners since monday's game? >> no, when we met with the league and roger, we met with them during the preseason for only one reason. one we knew that in the preseason, our guys are not at 100% full speed. my concern was that the use of the replacement reves and the gaffes they were making then would only get worse as the season went on. >> so will you advise players to sit out at all? >> absolutely not, i'm not sure it's ever a good idea to punish the fans because we're mad at the owners. we will make sure the nfl honors their commitment, we'll take every legal action we can. >> what will happen in order to bring this thing to a
conclusion? >> i think if the right thing happens, it will take a group of owners and a group of owner leadership to wrap their heads around what's best for the players of the national football league. >> thank you, good to see you, thank you so much. and president obama told the united nations on tuesday that the u.s. will do whatever it can to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. ahmadinejad's term ends next year, and we asked him about his speech and the inflammatory language he used leading up to it. >> israel believes that you want to destroy them. if you have nuclear weapons, then you might use them or they will fall into the hands of someone else. that's the fear they have because of the rhetoric and the tone of your comments about them.
>> translator: anyone decides anothers fates based on their own opinion, there has been stronger language traded between the united states and iran. americans repeatedly said that the iranian government must change, and -- change behavior. >> translator: sure, but after all, what does that mean. can one country based on their own sole opinion decide and establish a redline for another country and then offer attacks. we have never threatenned them. >> you said you wanted to wipe them from the face of the earth. >> translator: let me explain, we think occupation and war-like behavior and terrorism should be done away with. the killing of women and
children should be done away with. the bombardment of houses on people's heads in their own countries should be done away with. have they done anything like this in the last 65 years? no they event. we say to do away with these things. and we have also suggested the solution. we said that the solution is that the palestinian people should decide in a free election for their own country for their own land. >> the last time i had a conversation with you, here, a year ago were after the conversation, you talked in a reasonable way in part about things, and expressed your concerns about america and israel, you went to the united nations and made a highly inflammatory speech. will do you that again? >> who did i inflame? is it not a forum for everyone
to speak freely and sincerely? the president of the united states comes and speaks illly of iran. i think the united states must increase her level of patience, and others must be granted the due freedom. many times i sat here in the united nations and i listened. they're not even willing to sit there under the same roof and listen. >> it will be interesting to see what he says today. and see what netanyahu says as well. andy williams has died at
age 84. his career began with his brothers, and he hosted "the andy williams show." he was celebrating his 75th anniversary in show business this year. >> he cancelled his appearances in branson, missouri. he died last night at 84 years old. >> time now to show you some headlines from around the globe. china lost it's first aircraft carrier. they want to show their military might, but the ship will not have planes capable of landing on board. it will be used for training and testing. and the housing market is getting better, home prices have gone up nearly 6%, the moths since 2005. it may be because of record low interest rates.
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collisions every day. >> we have an obligation to get those numbers as close to zero as possible. >> this morning, we'll show you what airports are doing to improve runway safety and protect you on the ground. and a deadly avalanche strikes in the dark on one of the world's tallest mountains. >> i'm probably one of the luckiest people in the world at the moment. >> we'll hear from an american swept 1,000 feet down the mountain and survived on "cbs this morning." this portion of cbs this morning sponsored by walmart. see store for details and restrexs. begin.
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plane had to make an emergency landing after an electrical fire broke out on board. >> when you have a fire in an aircraft there's no place to go exactly. you can't find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft because the windows don't open. i don't know why that doesn't do that. >> mitt romney identified a new front fer as kennedy challenged us to path man on the moon -- >> not because they are easy but because they are hard. >> yes and mitt romney is now challenging us to add power windows to the delta shuttle. not because it is easy, but because it is impossible. [ laughter ] welcome back to cbs "this morning." yesterday we first showed you a disturbing safety report from
the faa, it says every day on average there are three near collisions on airport runways in the united states. >> that's right. 35 major u.s. airports have installed new ground radar to try and stop those mistakes. flights a day and with high volume there's little room for error. the control tower reportings are riveting. >> sky west, 51, hold. >> reporter: in 2007, two planes at san francisco international airport nearly missed while one was taking off the other taxiing. last december at chicago's midway airport pilots about to cross a runway nearly avoided another jet barreling into them.
>> okay. if you just copied. you cleared. >> reporter: these are extreme examples of what the faa calls runway incursion. >> the definition of the incursion is having your airplane or someone's vehicles or some other aircraft in the wrong position at the wrong time. >> reporter: a runway incursion was responsible for the largest disaster in commercial aviation history. >> good evening, still is not known exactly how many persons died in that airplane collision yesterday. >> reporter: in 1977 a klm 747 collided with a pan am 747 during takeoff in the canary islands, killing 583 people. cbs aviation and safety expert captain sullenberger says incursion the last frontier. >> we pick the lowest fruit. we improved our traffic
controller procedures greatly. >> reporter: 1,000 runway incursions happened last year in the u.s., seven considered very close to catastrophic. the faa told cbs news that is actually an improvement. in 2000 that number was 67. >> we have the obligation to get those nu happen between now and then. back to you. so the captain says we got the low-hanging fruit. what is the higher hanging fruit we need to get to the prevent this in. >> i don't know. clearly it's more dangerous on the ground than in the air. >> one of the things that scare me. >> when you through.
>> this morning an american tells a frightening story of surviving an avalanche. mark philips in is london. >> reporter: good morning. they called them altitude junkies, they don't just climb them they climb them and ski them. glen plake one of the few survivors summed it up. glen plake back in kathmandu. many others. >> i'm one of the luckiest people in the world. >> reporter: the target was the eighth highest mountain in the world, manaslu in nepal, almost 27,000 feet high. climbers have been scaling it for more than 50 years but this time the idea was to get up and ski down without oxygen. glen plake the flamboyant devil may care californian and his two french colleaguesing talked about their plan before they left. >> skiing the eighth highest
mountain in the world. >> good idea. >> tell me more. >> we're playing on the mountain. it's a game. >> reporter: a deadly game. remy less clues is missing and presumed dead. about two dozen climbers were sleeping at a staging camp when the avalanche hit. all of the tents and people in them were swept away. glen plake found himself battered and bruised but still in his tent and his sleeping bag about 1,000 feet down the mountain. he says he immediately began looking for the others. they had all been wearing radio transmitters in case of avalanche. he found no one. >> you're doing everyone you want to do because you know your friends' lives depends on your next actions and unfortunately everything that i did proved to produce nothing. so then at that point i had to start thinking about my own life
and start preparing. i was still at 6600 meters, so i was standing with no shoes on. >> reporter: the search operation has resumed again after being suspended for bad weather but there's not much hope of finding more survivors. it seems the political dimension to this tragedy as well. so many climbers on the nepal side of the mountain this year because china hasn't issued climbing permits because of tensions with tibet. glen plake says he wouldn't want this accident to discourage people from skiing. life is full of risks he says and in some places clearly more than others. >> extraordinary story because of where his tent was. >> exactly. i never heard that phrase altitude junky. tomorrow morning we'll talk with senator john mccain right here in studio 57. we'll join us to talk about world affairs and politics. >> foreign policy is an issue in this campaign.
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the tablet wars are heating up again this morning. barnes and noble is unveiling a new hd nook and video service allowing customers to watch tv shows. >> amazon announced a new service. william lynch is with us this morning. welcome. >> thanks for having me. it's the nook. >> you have had a lot of attention before we talk about the new stuff. what has been the single factor you think that's made the nook successful? >> i think it's our attention to our customers and the reading
experience. it delivers the best reading experience and when i say reading i'm not just talking about books, i'm talking about magazines, newspapers, children's books of any of the tablets. we really focused on that from the christmas font to kids books. that's where our heritage has been. it delivers the best reading experience of any of the tablets. >> so, identify used a kindle. why should i use a nook. >> the new new york city are a superior products for reading. they are lighter so that if you travel a lot they're easier to hold. they are thinner. they have a high resolution screen. the crispness of the font, graphics, catalog, magazines and family profiles so if you have a family and you don't want them necessarily reading your "50 shades of grey" which was a hot book for us or in the romance section you can easily transform the device into the kids device,
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selection barnes and noble is the only one left. >> are you concerned, those that these ebooks will replace hard cover books and could mean the end of brick-and-mortar stores like barnes and noble? >> i would say that if you look at the majority of books bought in this country it's still large majority is print. we think that will continue for a period of time. certainly the companies investing in innovation like the nook at a high rate because the growth will come from digital. we'll have our 700 odd some stores in communities for a long time. >> do you believe in 30 years people will still be reading hard cover books? >> i now have three kids. i quit predicting next week. 30 years is a long time. it certainly, with books we won't see what we saw with the music industry, people love holding books. they appreciate the object. we've seen actually digital books in terms of their growth rate slow vis-a-vis print. >> we've seen publishers fail. did you consider for a moment
buying borders in >> we looked at it and we did, we studied it and felt like our stores, 76% of the border stores were within two miles of our stores. so we felt like we had the stores in those communities and a big reason why we decided to pass. >> when you look at your revenue stream how is it changing, though, because of devices and because of an internet world? >> well one thing we've done in the stores is we've diversified the merchandising mix. last year we invested 1,000 square foot toys and games. we have this educational toys and games store. it's developmental for motor skills. >> do hard cover books provide less revenue for you today than they did ten years ago? >> yes, that's true. >> who are the biggest buyers of books. >> women buy 57% of books in this country. we also see our juvenile business is up double digits as
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♪ it's 8:00 a.m. welcome back to "cbs this morning." the presidential candidates target ohio where the latest cbs news poll shows a major shift in that crucial state. it is the car of the future, but it doesn't have a driver. we'll show you the big push in california, but first here is a look at what's happening in the world and what we've been covering on "cbs this morning." >> o-h! >> works every time. >> the presidential candidates have a busy day ahead in ohio, one of three battleground states where president obama has a growing lead. >> the president and romney both will be in this state all days crossing the state. they even have rallies scheduled
at the exact same time. >> ohio does decide this election. >> monday night's ending is still a hot topic. >> the great referee replacement experiment morphing out of control after week three. >> our players know that the workplace today is less safe than it was with the official. singer andy williams has died from bladder cancer. an american telling a frightening story of surviving an avalanche in the him lay yas. last time i had a conversation with you you went to the united nations and made an inflammatory speech. >> the president of mahmoud ahmadinejad. he hates jewish people, he hates gay people. well, he's come to the right place. i'm chary rose with gayle
king and norah o'donnell. new polls show president obama pulling ahead of governor mitt romney in three important battleground states. one of them is ohio. jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in westerville just outside of columbus. >> reporter: good morning everyone. both candidates are focused on ohio, traveling across the state for rallies today. it is getting tough here for mitt romney. our latest poll now shows the president is up by ten points. the polls show the president has a significant lead with women voters in all three of those swing states that we survey. here in ohio, the president is up by 25 points for women voters. today romney will be focused on the economy. that's been an issue that's the cornerstone of the campaign. there's trouble there for romney there, too. in the poll for the first time the president has taken a lead on that key issue in all three states. romney is shifting his strategy. gnaw ad out making the case
directly to voters on how he can help them and improve their lives. the romney campaign says it is not worried. they've teshl polling has these numbers much closer together. they say this is still a very tight race and they also important to enthusiasm. that is actually reflected in our polls. the republican voters remain more enthusiastic about voting than the democrats. charlie, norah and gail. >> last night on "the tonight show" ann romney responded to criticism over her husband's remarks about the 47% of voters who do not pay federal income tax. the candidate's wife says he does care about all americans. >> you try so hard to get your message out and you try so hard to let people know, you know, this is a guy i know cares. this is a guy that cares for the 100%. you don't like those things to get misinterpreted as to why we're running and how strongly i believe and how important it is what mitt can bring to this country. so we care about the 100%.
from the woman who wants to be first lady to the woman who already has the job, michelle obama has supported a plan that would reduce calories in school lunches. now there's some kids that are criticizing that government & program on new school lunch regulations. as sharyl attkisson reports, a popular protest video is now burning up the internet. ♪ my friends are at the corner store getting junk so they don't waste away. >> reporter: they bothered the hit song "we are young" but wrote the lyrics to voice their complaints. ♪ we are hungry >> reporter: the you toub video shows volleyball players collapsing and students stuffing their lockers with junk food. their message, they're hungry. >> this is a great product of small town students and teachers. >> reporter: tim huelskamp is
also concerned. kindergarten through 5th grade is 650, 9 through 12 850 calories. >> reporter: the new rules are the first major overhaul of school years in 15 years pushed by first lady michelle obama. >> we're going to dramatically improve the quality of the food we offer in schools. >> reporter: schools also have to serve more fruits and vegetables, less processed food and less fat. >> i don't think this can be a one size fits all. >> reporter: the dieticians say the calorie caps may leave some students on empty, especially athletes. >> they may be going to their after school sports activities hungry. that's a big problem. >> reporter: protests aren't just coming from kansas. in wisconsin students boycotted their school lunches and pennsylvania students used twitter to encourage kids to brown bag it. the government argues there's no
limit on second helping of fruits and vegetables, but the kansas kids they're fed up with the smaller cervix. ♪ i'll carry you home tonight >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," chersharyl attkisson washington. >> the president called the president of syria a dictator who massacres his own people. russia has been blocking u.n. action on syria for months. last night i asked russian foreign minister, sergei lavrov about his country's support for the ruling regime. >> do you ever consider the fact that in this case you're very much on the wrong side of history? >> well, you can only judge when history evolves. we are now watching history in the making.
when my good friend, colin powell was shaking this vial with white powder, americans were telling us unless we authorize the use of force against iraq, we would be on the wrong part of history. it turned out to be that there was no anthrax in that vial. >> interesting man. >> charlie, you always have interesting people at the table. i'm always very curious to see who is going. an update on tuesday's story about the search for retired fbi agent robert levinson. he vanished in iran more than five years ago. when we interviewed iran's president he seemed to admit that they're holding levinson and there are on going negotiations for a prisoner swap. on tuesday levinson's wife christine spoke with senior correspondent john miller. >> were you surprised when you heard his comments? in the past he's asked and said
much less. >> i was quite surprised but i was also happy to hear it. that means we can actually hopefully resolve bob's case. >> you consider these comments a step forward? >> yes, i do. i do. i hope the iranian government and president ahmadinejad will continue to work to return bob to his family. >> that's a really interesting story. when we talked to him about that, there's indication that he is there, this acknowledgment there's been some discussion of a swap and we'll see if there's some movement on this case. a family is missing their father and grandfather for more than five years. >> one aspect of the story we didn't report which is after yards iranians said no, no, he's in pakistan. i don't know whether that is, in fact, true or not or whether they knew or were informed on the situation. >> sure did seem encouraging news for the family. when i was watching, i was thinking how they must feel hearing that. >> the first time he's said, yes, i know all about him, and
we've had people talking about him. an interest story in the well street journal saying cell phones are eating the family budget. government data shows consumers have spent more on phone bills for the past four years while cutting back on their spending. wireless companies are trying to get us to spend even more money by offering faster speeds on more expensive networks. a new report says medicare's bill for knee replacement is soaring. it will only get worse. total knee replacement surgeries for medicare patients increased more than 161% in the past two decades. a knee replacement adds up to $15,000, adding up to $5 billion a year in medicare bills. the study says it is sure to grow in the years ahead because 77 million baby boomers will be going on medicare. hello, my name is gayle. my knee is hurting right now.
>> what a bust for medicare. that's a big concern. this morning, just for 999 you can get images of ian stain's brain. his brain was removed when he died in 1955. the app will allow more scientists to figure out why ian stain was so brilliant. the app is able to nonscientists as well. >> does that mean that you're trying to -- let me put that on my app? >>
one one out of nine adult vacationers in the u.s. goes solo. but traveling alone, you often pay more. this morning peter greenberg has five things you need to know to save money and stay safe. always a good thing. we'll be right back on "cbs this morning" with peter. save money and save fees when cbs "this morning" returns with peter. hello, piper. nice u. i see you're crunching numbers with a cup of joe... when you could be relaxing with a delicious gevalia. or as i like to say, a cup of johan. joe's a cubicle. johan is a corner office with a young, eager assistant... who looks like me. put johan on your spreadsheets. he'll watch your bottom line. [ johan ] gevalia. meet me in the coffee aisle.
he'll watch your bottom line. i've been a superintendent for 30 some years at many different park service units across the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter.
spending by single people puts $2 trillion a year into the u.s. economy. people who travel by themselves can face discrimination in prices and in service too. >> we have cbs travel editor peter greenberg. he has five things that solo travellers need to know. safety has to be the number one. >> number one, print a separate itinerary and give to it a friend. then enroll in a step program. it's from the state department. so the embassy can contact you. get yourself a comprehensive travel insurance plan because you're not going to be covered outside of the continental united states unless you do it. it's a medical evacuation and
repatriation plan offered by some companies. then rent a cell phone in the location where you're at because it's a local number. easier. less expensive. last but not least people never think about this, don't keep all your cash in one place. put it in a separate bag not just on your body. keep a photo copy of your passport some place else other than on you. >> is there a age group that's mormon who is traveling alone, older people, younger people. >> it used to be much old per. age group has come down. you'll see that more on cruise lines and than the the dreaded single supplement. people get discriminated against there because on a cruise ship they will sell you a cabinet if you're a solo traveller at double the cost because they make money on board revenue, the rock climbing wall, the sparks the casino. one company, norwegian cruise lines had a brand new ship and designed 128 cabins just for
solo travellers at a price that wasn't double, they sold out like that. >> we should pick up people on the boat. >> the gayle cruise. >> but how do you meet people when you travel alone. i've been reluctant to travel alone. >> a number of tour companies, they will do a solo traveller deal where -- not on every cruise or every itinerary where they waive the fee. the other way to meet people, what are your passions? that brings people together. and a conversation is started. >> not a good vacation unless you get good food. >> this is where solo travellers get discriminated against because restaurants tend to marginalize you. they put you back, what i call the terrible twos. two top table where you are squeezed in with somebody else
and by yourself. look at restaurants with communal dining. then if you'll be by yourself, do what i do, always in a restaurant, owners hate when i say this, make a reservation for three. >> when you're by yourself? >> they can't put you at a terrible two and the other two don't show up. >> they don't like that because you're taking money from the restaurant when you come in saying it's three people. >> gayle, do you like sitting at a table for two when you're on the subway? >> no. >> are there some locations more single friendly than other places. >> this is true and personal for me. i love ireland. i love new zealand. and last but not least thailand. i would never join a club that would have me as a member, the old groucho marks li jo marx li.
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and headlines and armed robbery is under investigation san leandro employees say five armed men went into a safe restore about 9:00 last night and held up three cashier's unknown was ended in august 7th made. the man accused of kidnapping and killing sierra will back in court and in san jose this afternoon. he may enter a plea to did 15 of the banished from morgan hill in march and her body has not been found. expanding the shop spotter system including 70% of the city up from 50%. its technology designed to cut down gun violence. they voted for the $350,000 extension last night.
good morning. the debate bridge toll plaza slow and go back the paths towards the maze a broken-down vehicles on the s. curve. the council but wants to pass into san francisco and northbound when a one look out for a car fire of lanes blocked slow and go both directions of 880 if you're headed north around the oakland there are some delays as well.
the minutes from 238 to the maze is a hint there southbound is better. a stalled vehicle stock and land to back up just behind that in the interest on the through westbound to 37 connecting between 881 a one. the cloud cover and fog on shore this morning but as we get toward the afternoon the skies will become mostly sunny. even some of the dallas this morning but temperatures are not as cold as it's been with 50s right now on the afternoon and autumn sunshine makes every turn. the temperatures in the '50s and '60s on the coastline. by pressure builds in in the next couple of days of warmer temperatures. you. we know you. we know you have to rise early...
syria inflames iran on the verge of a nuclear weapon and an incredible opportunity for our president to address the world community but for high level president on president action. >> the white house has no plans to have any private meetings with a world leader. >> that's protocol. this is not the time for one on one meetings. >> our research shows it's been 20 years since the president has been to that meeting and not met one on one with a foreign
leader. >> well i guess if world leaders would like to meet with him personally, they can donate $5 to his campaign and take their chances like the rest of us. >> jon stewart has a unique way of putting things in perspective. welcome back to cbs "this morning." we reported earlier that the u.n. secretary-general is asking world leaders to help stop the fighting in syria. he also called on support erosion of both sides to stop sending weapons to the country. >> in an interview with iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad we asked how far iran is going to support syria's ruling regime. let me ask you this. many people believe and there's some evidence they say that you're supplying arms to the government in syria that allowed hem to continue killing their own people. >> translator: i think that the government of syria done have any problems procuring arms and they don't need us for that. >> but are you doing so?
>> translator: they have closer associates that can supply them with every kind of weapon. >> your supplying them with weapons? >> translator: no. >> under no circumstances are weapons going from iran to syria for the government to kill their own people? >> translator: we have very vast and long standing relationship with syria. however, in the direction of the policy that i mentioned to you, that's how we act. anyone that gets killed there is our friend nuclear weapon say you're not interfering but iran is interfering by all accounts. you say you want a dialogue but yet you continue to send arms and money, manpower to al assad's forces while killing his own people. your complicit in that? >> translator: i have answered the question. after all, anyone can accuse anyone. on the international scene, especially in syria, we can accuse you, you can accuse us.
>> i'm not accusing anyone. the commander-in-chief of the islamic revolutionary guard corps has admitted that the force is training 60,000 soldiers for bashir al assad's government. is that not true? >> translator: this has been officially denied. 50,000, i don't think 50,000 people, 50,000 forces would even fit in syria. >> so you are not assisting -- you are not assisting at all? you have no involvement at all? >> translator: certainly. both parties are friends. they are both people of syria. we love both parties. >> do you believe that the relationship between the united states and iran is better now
than it was at the beginning of the obama administration in 2008? >> translator: i have said i don't want to talk about something that would affect -- that would affect the u.s. elections, but i can state my own desires. i think -- i think that the current situation between iran and the u.s. is to both parties disadvantage. there's much room for improvement. why should the u.s. government be in conflict with us? i haven't really been able to under it so far. this is a serious question. >> very serious question. >> translator: politicians should sit down and answer this question. why should he disagree with one another. >> fair enough. oil ask them but what about your side? what can you do? what are you prepared to do? what changes have you made in terms of your attitude about the
united states, your willingness to meet them halfway? >> translator: you personally -- you personally know that i have taken some big steps and i'm most is going to repeat them. but i think that many good things can to be done. one of them is this nuclear issue. iran's nuclear issue has gotten tire some. we should put this to rest. it would help a lot. now there's lack of security in the region and it's against everyone's interest in afghanistan, pakistan. we should cooperate to alleviate this lack of security. this is all doable. right now in the persian gulf there's more than 100 war ships in a small gulf. why are they there? well can -- >> in part because you
threatened the strait of hormus. >> translator: if somebody thinks they can defeat iran with a war it's obvious they know nothing about politics. you can't defeat iran with war. there needs a cooperation. >> interesting, first time you met this man. >> yes. >> all of this sort of ridicule that he engendered because of inflammatory things, pat of him seems and this is the difference, part of him seems interested, looking for dialogue, you know. he acknowledged some mistakes to us on both sides. the other thing is this is his last trip to the u.n. iran will have a new president next year. >> dialogue requires two sides. he may be interested in rhetoric what some people think too given
these inflammatory statements he makes at the podium and his reluctance to work with the international agency. >> he seemed to enjoy the give and take, the back and forth between the both of you. did you feel you were treated any differently, norah? >> he answered my questions and looked at me. there are cultural differences, none of the iranians would shake my hand because i was a woman. i was not allowed to cross my legs in front of them. >> nobody does that. i didn't do that either. >> exactly. he didn't refer to me by name. he call me the lady. >> he called you what? charlie? >> turning to something else that's going on here in new york, the clinton global initiative that's finished three days of meetings. every year leaders address pressing problems across the world. on tuesday they heard from the two men who could be president for the next four years. >> partisan politics took a back
seat tuesday as governor mitt romney laid out his vision for u.s. foreign aid. >> a temporary aid package can give the economy a boost. but an assistance program that helps unleash free enterprise can create enduring prosperity. >> hours later president barack obama spoke out against human trafficking denouncing it as a form of slavery. >> it was barbaric and evil and has no place in a civilized world. >> the closing session also featured the new leader of egypt, mohamed morsi who said the middle east was at a critical junk tur. >> why we must acknowledge the importance of free democracy we must recognize that such freedom comes with responsibilities. >> as in years past participants made concrete commitments to tackle issues both local and global like creating a severe weather system for haiti,
donating a million hearing aids for children in developing countries and bringing solar energy to rural thailand. >> what's the goal? >> to lead a purposeful, meaningful life. that's one of the things that unifies those of us here. >> chelsea is very much involved with her family now. she's on the clinton foundation. she's involved with gi. she's going to oxford and teaching at nyu. >> not doing very much. >> almost in a sense from one who is trying to find exactly but given the sense she's beginning to settle in as part of the family. >> do you think she's leaning towards politic? >> i don't know. >> going to be interesting to see. >> i have a bit of that. because she had experience in 2008 which was not a happy experience. >> she did mention how much her grandparents, her parents want something, those right? >> first thing she said is they want a grandchild. they want a grandchild. >> all right. >> dwight yoakam is here this
♪ ♪ take hold of my hand doing everything right. >> grammy winner dwight yoakam has sold 25 million albums and had 22 top 25 hits becoming famous as a honky tonk singer with an edge. ♪ it all started in 1986 with a break out hit guitars, cadillac. ♪ >> the song showcased yoakam's unique style of hongy tonk or hillbilly music and placed the 30-year-old singer from kentucky at the forefront of country
music. in 1993 he won a grammy for best male country performer for "ain't that lonely yet." >> not good at all. i earned those miles. >> all that before launching a successful movie career with roles ranging from sling blade to wedding crash towers the thriller -- >> get this over with. >> "panic room." now he's out with his 26th album. three pairs. critics say it moves seamless lie between country, rock and pop. on monday the academy of country music honored him with a cliffie stone pioneer award. and he's here at the table. hello, dwight yoakam. congratulations on your new award. >> thank you. this is what they are saying about your latest convenient turkeys it's brilliant but something of an outlier on this
rambunctious album that took you seven years. how come? >> john lennon's quote, life is what goes on while you're making other plans. i began to write music for that album four, five years ago, probably. i started -- i continuously collecting, you know, sort of like static and bringing all the -- everything you hear and then with the iphone now, every audio recorder in there is great. i captured a bunch of this record. >> what's thatlike? you have a spontaneous moment? >> usually with me i'm in the kitchen or watching something on tv. gayle and i were talking about the title track coming out of watching the documentary last
year on harrison. george was talking about that they didn't, in fact -- it was on for two thigts. i was in the kitchen these two different nights watching different sections of the thing and george was saying at this one point that they were accused to have been writing drug induced lyrics. although he had a problem later with some substance abuse he said we didn't really ever do any except one night john and i were out in clubs and got slipped lsd. we didn't freak out. but we didn't know where we were for a day and a half. remember these polaroids. they cut to john and john was wearing simultaneously three pairs of sunglasses. like big wraparound movie star kind of thing. i looked up what.
i got melancholy about him dying. tongue in cheek to the beatles and john. >> you have a mischievious side. >> no. >> you're country music and when you think country music i don't think beck. you collaborate with beck and kid rock. >> great music. i think people think great music when they think of beck. i was familiar with beckon lion the first part of his work. i was aware of his break out "loser" in the early '90s, which is an independent and then the next album. within the early 2000s, 2002 or 2013 he had an album called "sea changer." there was grade melodic structure there.
i had an inclinton acceleration to put a call in to find beck and see if he was interested. >> the two of you did it together? >> he co-produced two of the tracks. >> guitars and cadillacs. everybody knows that song. you promise ad twirl. >> a twirl. gayle i'll give you a twirl. >> i'll leave the two of you alone. dwight yoakam thanks. car of the future. congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> the car of the future has no driver. how does that work? google says no problem, all you need is space and technology. that story is coming up next on cbs "this morning". ,,,,
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♪ people in california today, governor jerry brown signed a bill allowing driverless cars in california. yeah. after hearing this amanda bynes said i thought i had a driverless car. >> california has bean pioneer in car culture. this morning that state is first in the nation to accept a new kind of car that doesn't need a driver. >> reporter: california governor jerry brown ditched his state car yesterday and hitched a ride to his latest bill signing in a vehicle that once only existed in people's imagination. >> today we're looking at science fiction becoming tomorrow tease reality, the self-driving car. >> reporter: it's called an autonomous vehicle. google has been testing a dozen
prius models equipped with sensors allowing them to drive themselves. >> think the self-driving car can improve the quality of life for everyone here in california, in the country and in the world. >> reporter: on tuesday the governor signed a bill directing the steal's dmv to come up with regulations for licensing and operating driverless autos by 2015. he discovered there's many questions yet to be answered. >> so if a self-driving car runs a red light and gets nabbed by the camera, who gets the ticket? >> whoever owns the car, i think. we'll work that out. that's the easiest problem to work out. >> self-trying cars don't run red lights. >> rules regulating self-driving cars are on the way, cars themselves are still being developed. for cbs "this morning," ben
tracey, los angeles. so you ready for driverless car? >> no. didn't they tell you when you learn to drive do the 10 and 2. don't take your hands off the wheel. i don't know if this is a good thing. >> speaking of good things, i went to a little store next door to me the other day, called an apple store. you've been talking about iphone 5. you got your little blackberry there. >> my heart is beating. >> we've been waiting for you to get one. look what we found for you. >> are you serious, charlie? >> oh, my gosh. >> there you are. >> oh, my gosh, thank you so much. >> we have a tutorial for you. >> thank you very much. i went in line with ron and turned around and went back home and said that's a sign i shouldn't get it. >> norah will help you with instructions. head has one already. >> that does it for us. up next your,,,,
good morning. in the headlines investigators are looking into an armed robbery at a safe with pressure store and san leandro for five armed men went into the store about 9:00 last night and held up three cashier's. no one was injured and no arrests have been made. right now parents and officials of the cemetery parks that elementary are discussing campus security. in nine year-old girl crocus cloth and then up the last week as didn't manage to get away the police arrested the 25 gold bradley they think he is the same man seen lurking around two nearby schools as well. here is the weather. grit whether this morning with low, cover and fog and parts of the bay area but
sunshine picking up. by the afternoon it's becomingsunny and temperatures are looking very comfortable. eighties in the valley in side of the bay area '60s and '70s with a temperatures lingering in the '50s and '60s on the coastline. the next day the high pressure will build and with less fog and more sunshine and the temperatures could get hot in the end. the traffic coming up.
in the traffic center traffic is slow and go to the east bay. westbound bridge to the maze westbound 80 slow and delays along 880 as well and 24 westbound. a stalled vehicle as to approach. 29 minutes to go from the 238 to the maze give your sup extra time. much better news the altamont pass much better speeds: 16 minutes towards 680. have a great day.