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police escorted victims of e boston marat ings back to the scene of ♪ good morning to viewers in the west. wednesday, april 24, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." new details about what the alleged boston bombers did in the weeks before the attack. >> the dow plunges after hackers break into a twitter account. how did our financial system be paralyzed so easily? >> would you give up your dream to save someone's life? one young athlete did just that. but first, today's eye opener. >> everybody praying, hoping for the light to shine in boston again. >> you can punch a hole in us, but we will come back. >> boston takes back boylston
street. >> reopening block by block this morning. >> and tamerlan bought a large amount of fireworks. >> he definitely stressed he wanted the biggest, loudest stuff. >> we're hearing from david henneberry, who owned the boat where dzhokhar tsavraev was found. >> reporter: what were you thinking? >> oh, my god. >> days of torrential rain and flooding. >> in illinois alone, 44 counties declared disaster areas. >> the associated press twitter account, hacked in a false tweet. saying there was an attack on the white house. the syrian electronic army is claiming responsibility. >> the tweet sending the dow plunging 145 points in two minutes. the index rebounded quickly. >> the elvis impersonator has left the building. part-time musician accused of sending taint the letters to the white house and a senator. >> ricin or whatever.
i thought they said rice. i said i don't even eat rice. new legal troubles for lance armstrong. >> the federal government is suing him, claiming he defaulted the government of. and they are looking for driver that was the perpetrator of violent rode rage. >> just in time to save a man from being hit by a train. all that matters, more flights delayed. >> oh, yes, the sequester chickens have come home to roost, or they would have, if they could get clearance to take off. >> "cbs this morning." >> a nice story out of washington. president obama invited all 20 female senators over to dinner it at the white house. or one guy said, man, i miss that job. >> this morning's eye opener presented by prudential.
>> welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning, norah. >> good morning, charlie. we'll start in boston. >> new details in the bombing investigation. investigators in southern russia, talking to the parents of the tsavraev brothers. tamerlan sar ever bought gun powder from a new hampshire store in february. >> his uncle says he fell under the influence of a man known as misha. also on tuesday, funerals were held for the youngest victims. 8-year-old martin richard and sean collier. he is the m.i.t. police officer gunned down on thursday night. we start our coverage with don dahler in boston. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. good morning to the viewers in the west. a memorial service will be held for slain m.i.t. police officer sean collier. thousands of police officers from around the country are
expected to attend, as is vice president joe biden. meanwhile, investigators looking more closely at the two men believed to be at the center of this bomb plot. a plot that they believe may have been in the works for weeks. authorities are trying to determine whether zok har and t tamerlan tsavraev used gun powder to make the bombs. tamerlan tsavraev walked into this new hampshire fireworks store looking for something powerful. >> i remember him asking -- the person having the accent and him asking for the biggest, loudest stuff. i showed him one other product. but he stressed he wanted the biggest loudest stuff. >> reporter: tsavraev spent ten minutes in the store before paying in cash for two lock n load mortar kits, containing 24 pyro tech knick shells. paid $200 for one box and got the other free for one
promotion. >> wasn't overly friendly, not rude early. pretty normal. >> reporter: images from watertown resident show tamerlan and his younger brother on the violent exchaung with police. it shows them firing at officers. authorities are working to reconstruct the lives of the two men. investigators have scoured the area in cambridge where their father used to work on cars and questioned tamerlan's wife, katherine russell. she is cooperating, but shocked by the charges. >> in the aftermath of the tragedy, she, her daughter and her family are trying to come to terms with this event. >> reporter: tsavraev's condition raised from serious to fair. a fund has been established to aid the victims of the bombings, it's raised over $20 million so far. it's called one fund boston. much of the money will be spent rehabilitating victims and
renovating their homes and businesses to make them more accessible to the 13 victims who lost limbs. charlie, norah. >> don, thank you. with us, senior correspondent john miller, former assistant to the fbi director. good morning. >> good morning. >> a lot of unanswered questions. what have we learned about the trip to russia and the trip to chechnya? >> they are putting that together piece by piece. what's happening now, the leak at moscow, their legal attache has joined up with the msb and working in a joint investigation, tracking down people, retracing steps, interviewing people and what they are looking for is two things. was there a bombmaker, a bomb teacher, a bomb test that happened there? can they find their way through that? >> i thought they were self-taught and self-radicalized? >> that is what he said in his questioning in the hospital, the surviving suspect, you don't take that at face value.
go back over the trip, remember, the young every brother may not know what his brother did in the russian trip, because he didn't go. so they are working that jointly over there to find those answers. >> who do they think might have done that, given him instruction if he received instruction? >> there are stories emerging about a radicalizer, you know, somebody who may have turned him ideologically. that probably wouldn't be the person who is the bombmaker or teacher, but that may well be the person who would connect him with one. they have to try all those things. >> and also this person misha. >> that is a name and story that surfaced, we have seen that in published reports from people who talked to family over there. those are the kinds of leads they are running backward. they want to talk to everybody they met on the trip. >> do i get a sense that they took it more seriously than they did at first glance? >> no. >> they took it seriously at first glance? >> yes. >> what do they think beyond the first connection? i think we know what we know
right now. >> beyond that kind of connection? it's too early. they are really -- wrapping -- really getting into beginning stages. they had a lot of ground to cover. >> john miller, thank you. and flyers nationwide bracing for the fourth straight day of delays at the airport. the government warns the situation can change by the hour. some 15,000 air traffic controllers are being kept off the job. manuel bojorquez at dallas-ft. worth airport. >> on day three of the faa furlough programs, exas per ated travelers. >> i'm angry. angry, angry. >> reporter: a late flight caused this woman to miss her cruise. >> i have cruise insurance, but they don't cover this, because it's faa business. >> reporter: in the halls of
congress, the blame game in full force. >> i am extremely angry that the administration would have this kind of harm. >> the senate considered a balance package, but republicans block thad earlier this year. >> reporter: the faa has not released the number of official delays since tuesday. 1,200 of the 2,600 airline delays on monday were related to staffing issues. >> you have gridlock in congress and that's leading to gridlock in the air and the traveling public is going to pay the price. >> peter goels, former head of the national traptransportation. he said there could be bigger problems down the road. >> there will be some sort of event where we have confluence of weather that will back planes up and people are going to think twice about this and revisit the faa budget. >> reporter: for "cbs this
morning," manuel bojorquez, dallas. more rain coming to the midwest today. that means more flood warnings and the threat of new disasters on the swollen mississippi and illinois rivers. dean reynolds in st. louis. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. there is concern this morning that fuel from businesses may be leaking into the river and could ignite fires in areas that are only reachable by boat. volunteers across the midwest worked through a steady rain on tuesday, trying to minimize the looming impact of floodwaters. already swollen rivers climbed even higher as sandbags were packed on top of sandbags, hoping prevent more damage. >> time to start tearing down sandbags, and the sun comes out, we're still in it for a while. >> reporter: mississippi river in portions may not crest for a month.
straining the recovery effort. nobody is talking about the nearly two-year long drought in missouri anymore, not after april showers fell on 10 out of the last 15 days. this part of the midwest has received three times the normal april rainfall. farmer louis bush shows us the levee that bears the consequences of that water. pouring over the top, threatening 2,500 acres, and not just sod and soybeans, the town, the railroad, the highway, would all be submerged if the water keeps coming. >> where we're standing here, it would be up to our eyes, that's how deep it would be. >> in clarksville, the great river road is more river than road. we talked to a local woodworker. >> hauled some things out, gathered everything, put it up. and got ready for the worst. >> reporter: here in st. louis, another concern, because two out of three pumps at a water
treatment facility failed this week, sending 50 million gallons of untreated runoff into the river, every day. charlie, norah. >> dean reynolds, thank you. the fbi is investigating how hackers took control of the associated press twitter account. a group called the syrian electronic army says it's spongible. it tweeted that there were explosions in the white house and president obama had been injured. the news sent the dow on a sudden nose dive, dropping 143 points in two minutes. the market quickly recovered when the ap announced the story was bogus. that happened during a white house press briefing. >> it appears as though ap twitter account has been hacked. anything that was just sent out about any incident about the white house is false and we'll be tweeting something out shortly to declare that false. >> i appreciate that, and i can say the president was fine. i was just with him. >> and this weekend, cbs news
confirmed that "60 minutes" and "48 hours" accounts also attacked. mellody hobson joins us. >> good morning. the more connected we are, the more vulnerable we are. we know that. we have to expect that these things will happen. it puts a huge burden on the company to make sure their sites are secure. at the end of the day, when i see this happen to the stock market, i know it will recover. the hoaxed, innuendo speculation rumor, might drive stocks down temporarily. but stocks trade based on fundamentals, but they will recover like they did yesterday. >> apple reported their first profit drop in a decade. what is happening with apple? >> okay. so here is the story with apple. in the last quarter, they sold a lot of products, 37 million
phones. 10 million more than the same time last year, but they are less profitable than they were. why is that? they didn't launch anything new. competition has gotten so much better is >> competition has gotten better and because competition is better they had to bring prices down and they haven't been as profitable. >> is there time to buy apple when this smart money is saying. >> i normally -- i like to buy things when they're out of favor and they have gone from $700 to a share to $400 so it looks shape. it's cheaper than safe way and kroger which makes no sense, but in the back of my mind i worry about rapid with technology names. there's one competitor away and one product away from being up ended and we've seen that happen with apple. i still remember
companies like atari and compact and they don't know what those companies were when they're red hot so that's what makes me worry about apple. >> melody hopkins thank you. three other americans were killed last september and margaret shows us why the report lays on the former secretary of state. >> hiliary clinton is under fire again for the fatal september 11 attack in man guy sdee. newly released shows repeated request for security was denied at the highest level of the state department. secretary clinton they claim gave approval to withdraw security despite a high threat environment. they site a cable sent five months before the assault that bares her
signature. clinton testified she had not seen any request under security. 1.3 million cables a year come to the state department and they're addressed to me. they don't all come to me. >> committee chairman darrell said the e-mails shown to a few in congress contradicts that testimony. >> there's openness in providing information is something she wasn't good at during her remaining days. >> the white house initially said the assault was not premeditated but inspired by an offensive you tube video. and the report disputes that saying the administrator had an incomplete narrative. they raised questions that have been asked and answered in great detail. for cbc, margaret brennin washington. letters laced to ricin was
sent to obama and charges have been dropped and we see why investigators are veering on someone else. >> reporter: less than 24 hours ago, paul kevin curtis stood accused of sending letters to president obama and roger whitaker, but the elvis impersonator is free from prison. >> i would like to move on with my life and find out what normal is. >> curtis was released after investigators says searchs of her home and call turned up no ricin or ingredients to make it. >> when you been charged with something and never heard of something and i thought they said rice and i said i don't eat rice. >> they arrested him after they seen that he written for him and performed for a parsleyy and there was the threatening message saying i am kc and i
approve this message. curtis said somebody may have tried to set him up. >> the person that did this knew i signed for 15 years, this is kc and i proved this video and i approved this message. >> yesterday agent searched the home of this man, james duchky and he said he nothing to do with the ricin letters but he has had a vendeta against him for years and it's unclear if there's a connection. cbc news, i'm mark strisin. it's time to show you the headlines and the new york times says 70 people were killed in bangladesh and a building collapsed and hundreds have been rescued but others are still trapped in the rubl $20 million have been given to help those in the marathon marathon and 11,000 have been given to repair or replace.
the vote was shot up between the police and bombing suspect tamerlan tsarnaeu. a journal said a man has been found in the water near a park and they don't know if it's missing student saneel and he was linked to the bombing because he resembled suspects. the judge in the trial of abortion trial has dismissed three of seven murder accounts and the judge does not state why. he's accused of killing babies alive and the remaining counts will go to the jury. the wall street looks at the fiscar and they look towards bankruptcy and the falling gas prices had chipped away at demand. they approved $25 million in loans. it's a time for your weather. >> we're starting out with more fog this morning and has moved inside of of bay and also in some of the valleys too and here's a live look over san jose
alleged boston bombers has kept quiet until tamerlan tsarnaev. >> the next step in aviation moves a step closer to reality. you'll see what america's best known airline captain thinks of this plane powered only by the sun. plus an aspiring track and field star puts sports aside. it's changed more than just his life. that's ahead on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by preen. preen stops weeds before they start. ♪
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three months, but senator cruise making ways and becoming a fire ahead on cbs this morning. good morning, 7:26 and i'm frank to get you updated on bay area headlines on this wednesday. at least 50 people were displaced by a fire at a homeless shelter in san jose and it was mostly women and children using this shelter and fortunately nobody was hurt. water restrictions go into next month and they vote for a stage one water shortage alert because of the low levels and cal trans will give us an update on the boat problem on the bay bridge and they're warning more boats were in danger and they're meeting later this morning. we've got your weather and
good morning, one of your busier spots is that pass through the livermoore valley and that's in the red because of a finder binder starts things off and 35 minutes they're sluggish and the free. westbound 237 stop and go as you leave the community between ropedis and funny veil and that's your forecast. thick in sports especially in the north bay area and getting visibilities and three quarters of a mile. the fog has moved on shore and it's going to stay thick earlier on today and give way to the sunshine. and highs will be cooler generally in the 70s and inland 50s and it will be cool and warm enough for
oh, man. this is not good. there's talk that apple's ceo tim cook might get fired because of the company's bad performance in the stock market. you can tell tim cook is trying to keep his job because he's like, have you tried turned the company on and off again? >> that's always what you try to do to fix something. coming up in this half hour, a plane that doesn't use a drop of fuel is now taking to the skies. captain sully sullenberger was there. you'll see what he thinks of a solar-powered marvel. you'll meet an athlete who's giving up a big chance to make a big difference. that's ahead. >> i love that story. the bomber's wife went into
hiding. now she is breaking her silence. she has released a statement througher this lawyers and terrell brown is in boston. terrell, good morning. >> reporter: norah, charlie, good morning to you both. katharine russell tsarnaev last saw her husband just hours before he was killed in a fire fight with police. now she's holed up at her parents' house 90 miles north of husband was and according to involved in something like this. >> the reports about her husband and brother-in-law came as an absolute shock. >> reporter: now hounded by the media, the 24-year-old home health aid is trying to find answers to the questions the rest of the world is about the man she married in 2010, the daughter of her 3-year-old daughter. >> they are trying to come to
terms with the struggles and deep threats. >> reporter: raised a christian she met tsarnaev at a nightclub in 2007. at the time shea was a communications student. she dropped out of school and married tamerlan. he was often violent with katharine and wasn't arrested for assaulting her in 2009. katharine and her two sisters grew up on a quiet cul-de-sac in roye. her mother, a nurse and her father an emergency room doctor. >> i've seen the baby. she looked like aing to ler age. a couple of times. just playing in the yard. thinks like that. >> kati deeply mourns the pain and loss to innocent victims, students, law enforcement officer, families, and our community. >> reporter: a friend of the
couple said when contacter riys tamerlan first met they often liked to go to bars and then brain wash and converted to -- >> she was working, according to her lawyer, 70 to 80 hours a week as a home health care specialist supporting the family and she may not have known what was going up. >> and then to wake up to find the man she thought she knew, she didn't. >> yes. ted cruz and franken found themselves agreeing with each other. they were pressing the white house on their use of drones. cruz has only been there since january but he's already making his mark.
he's being called the most hated man in the senate. jan crawford has more. >> good morning, charlie and norah. you kind of expect the new guy to stand back and not make waves. that is not ted cruz. on immigration reform you can be sure that cruz, who's a latino and from a border state would have a lot to say about the proposed compromise, president obama, the republican party. well, let's just say ted cruz has a lot to say about a lot of things. >> i would like if possible for you to try to answer the question i asked. >> reporter: ted cruz isn't is someone who goes along to get along. he's objecting to a so-called compromise plan crafted by four of his republican colleagues and four democrats. >> they have been working together to reach a compromise that the eight of them agree with. >> reporter: because it includes a pakts to citizenship which he says is not only deeply unfair to legal immigrants but is a game played by the president on
unsuspected republicans. >> president obama does not want an immigration bill to pass. >> reporter: you're suggesting that the president is not operating in good faith. >> i think the president wants to campaign on immigration reform in 2014 and 2016 and i think the reason that the white house is insisting on a path to citizenship for those who are here el legally is because the white house knows that insisting on that is very likely to scuttle the bill. >> reporter: three months in office the 42-year-old ted cruz is shaking the status quo. he's angering veteran democrats with california's dianne feinstein called him arrogant during the debate over gun control. >> i'm not a sixth grader. >> reporter: but he's also raising hackles among the old guard in his own party. when he questioned chuck hagel's financial disclosures, john mccain gave cruz a scolding. >> for no one on this committee at any time should impugn his character. >> reporter: mccain went on to
call cruz a wacko bird. >> did you expect the people in your own party would call you out publicly? >> if standing for liberty and the constitution make use a wacko bird, then i'm a very, very proud whack oh bird. >> cruz appeals to other washington outsiders. >> dear ted cruz, like a good texan, he comes to town, chews barbed wire. >> there are those who dress the part. >> a republican told me last week, you know, you've thrown some elbows since you've been in washington, but eventually you're going learn to play in the sandbox. i don't view this as a game. i didn't go to washington to play. >> reporter: to understand ted cruz you have to know where he came from. his father was jailed in cuba
before finding freedom in the united states. >> being the child of an immigrant who had fled oppression, been tortured, beaten, and almost killed, politics always had an urgency. >> reporter: he was skilled in argument in high school and took it straight to the liberal elite in the ivy league hchl e was a national debate champion twice at princeton. returning to texas he became solicitor general making legal arguments before the u.s. supreme court. to win he sometimes had to persuade liberal justices to take his side. and is that what you would like to eventually accomplish in the senate or is it just that you're putting up roadblocks, saying no? i mean do you want to at some point persuade and do you think you can? >> i think i hope and believe we can do that and i think we're starting to do that. >> reporter: on immigration reform cruz says congress should focus on areas of agreement like border security and legal immigration.
>> reporter: what would you do with the 11 million people who are here illegally? >> i tlink there could be a compromise if a path to citizenship was taken off the table. >> reporter: now the reason cruz says they locked the path to the white house is because the party lost its way. it lost the kbumt. and that kind of talk has people already speculating that he's going to run for president in 2016. but when i asked him, he refused to answer either way. he would only say, charlie and norah, he was proud to be serving people from the great state of texas. >> jan crawford, thank you. we're going to be watching ted cruz because he is a tea party favorite and fievt the right and conservatives and texas is a state that's going to matter more and more in 2016. democrats think they can turn it purple and hispanics will pass whites in the state of texas. >> there's also florida's marco rubio. >> yes. he's also a tea party favorite. >> and he comes across a bit
differently. >> exactly. and a solar-powered plane is about to soar into aviation industry. on tuesday it took to the air for a test flight in san francisco and john blackstone was there along with captain sully sullenberger. >> reporter: as the sun rose over mountain view, california, the swiss pilot of solar impulse performed final checks before takeoff. beside the runway another famous pilot sully sullenberger watched. >> i'd love go. it's only a one-person cockpit. >> reporter: its wings are as long as those of a 747. it has four engines but leaves the ground at just 27 miles an hour. a different sort of takeoff for sure sniet was exciting but not because it was fast. it was actually very slow. it was exciting because it was so quiet. it's so efficient. >> reporter: it's powered entirely by the sun.
its wings covered with 12,000 solar cells. >> this is about more efficiency, more sustainable, having an earn that requires no fuel. >> reporter: it took solar impulse high above the golden gate brichlkt so high that from the ground the aircraft seemed litter bigger than a mosquito. but photos from the air it shows an el grant craft that swiss creators hopes will be an inspiration to others. for "cbs this morning," john blackstone, mountain view, california. an aspiring athlete is walking away to save the life of a stranger. we're going snow you why. it's an incredibly inspiring story. th that's ahead. tomorrow charlie talks with george w. bush. that's tomorrow on "cbs this morning."
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a track and field hopeful is being called a hero not for setting or winning a record. he's walking away from that chance. michelle miller shows us why he is hanging up his cleats. >> cameron lyle likes to throw his weight around and could have like many track and field stars. >> i would call myself an average middle-of-the-road athlete. >> reporter: still he trained eight years for his chance at the final two meets of the american east championships next month but he won't be taking that shot. after all those years of training, he's turning his back on the sport he loves. so what? are you injured? >> no. >> reporter: lose your edge? >> no. >> reporter: the senior of the university of new hampshire's track and field team says he
gave it all up for life. yours? >> not mine. >> reporter: do you know whose? >> no. >> reporter: it all started his sophomore years when he had his mouth swab aid long with the teammates to join the national bone marrow registry. >> i forgot i was in it until they called me a couple of months ago. >> reporter: they notified him he's a 100% match with a man who has less than six months to live. >> reporter: what are the thoughts? >>. >> i heard 5 million, 6 million. >> reporter: coach jim boulanger has a lot to be proud of. he can boast not one bone mary row donor, but two. catie perrella also gave the life-saving gift three years ago. lyle begins the procedure at mass general hospital this morning for the
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that more bolts on the new of good morning everyone. it's 7:56 and i'm frank and get you updated on bay area headlines and an engineer warning cal tran on the expand of the bridge and is in danger of failing. and dozens of those and have safety equipment started snapping and they're expected to hold a news conference. 50 people displaced by a fire in san jose and the fire at the envision center broke out yesterday and it was women and children using the shelter and fortunately everyone got out. nobody was hurt. got your traffic and more warm weather coming our way in just a moment. stay right
want to mention there's a bad accident on the bridge. the westbound 92 backed up right now heading out of haf ward. and if you're in the south bay approaching dell la cruise, there was an earlier crash and we're seeing a long line of brake lines of 101 coming into san jose backed up beyond the 286 interchange. and westbound 237 and seeing delays out towards sunny veil and that in the yellow 11 minutes between 811 and 801. it's not too bad. call it your best day this week. backed up to the over crossing. that's traffic and here's lawyeren. we got patchy fog and thicker today in spots and this is down to a quarter. over san jose we got cloudy skies and low clouds over the coastline. we're going to see that at the beaches and that will keep those numbers coolers. 50s and 60s in the bay. and temperatures cooling off before it's starting
it is 8:00 a.m. in the west. welcome back to "cbs this morning." investigators say the boston marathon bombs may have been built from legal fireworks. we'll see what else they're learning about the suspects' backgrounds. and this, the bible's one of the most popular mini-series ever. husband and wife creators mark burnett and roma downey will be here. and one of "time" magazine's 100 most influential people. he talks about challenging television's status quo. first here's a look at "today's eye opener at 8." >> they're looking for two things. was there a bombmaker, a bomb test that happened there? can they find their way through that? >> american investigators are
now in southern russia. they're talking with brothers of the tsarnaev brothers. >> reporter: katherine last saw her husband before he was killed in a firefight with police. she is cooperating with the investigation. >> there is concern this morning that fuel from businesses may be leaking into the river and could ignite fires in areas only reachable by boat. the fbi is investigating how hackers took control of the associated press twitter account. the news sent the dow jones on a sudden nosedive. >> the more connected we all are, the more vulnerable we are. it puts a huge burden on the companies to make sure their sites are secure. did you expect the people in your own party would be calling you out so publicly? >> if standing for the constitution make you a whackobert, i'm a proud one. he's walking away from his big moment to save the life of a stranger. >> i would love to give him a shot, a second chance.
>> the tweet falsely reported there were explosions at the white house and that president obama had been injured. >> wait a minute, the news -- the real news isn't bad enough? now we're making up bad news? i mean, for the love of god, really! i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. officials in boston say wounding bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is in fair condition. we're learning more about him and his brother. >> investigators talk with their parents in russia, and they're tracing explosives they may have used. don dahler is in boston. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. investigators are trying to determine if tamerlan and dzhokhar tsarnaev used legal fireworks. ten weeks prior to the attacks, tamerlan tsarnaev who was seen
going into a new hampshire fireworks store and buying two lock and load mortar kits. now, those are very large fireworks. he paid cash for those. investigators are also trying to reconstruct the lives of these men prior to the attacks. they've been scouring an area in cambridge where their father used to repair cars. and they've also interviewed tamerlan's wife, katherine russell, who says she knew nothing of the plot. meanwhile, m.i.t. is preparing for a memorial service to be held later today for slain m.i.t. police officer sean collier. thousands of police officers from around the country are expected to attend, as well as vice president joe biden. charlie, norah? gayle? >> don dahler, thank you. president obama invited another group of senators to dinner last night. this time all of them were women. 16 democrats and 4 republican senators. white house officials say they talked for more than two hours. minnesota democrat amy klobuchar was one of those who went to the white house. senator, good morning.
>> well, good morning, norah. it's great to be on. >> it's great to have you. we don't mean to be nosey, but what did you talk about at dinner? >> well, you're the news. you're supposed to be nosey. it was a great dinner. every single woman senator came. we are used to having these dinners. we meet every few months, all of us. we don't usually have a guy there, but we made an exception for the president. and it was a really substantive conversation. every single woman senator made some points, and the president listened. we met with him for over two hours. and i'd say if anything i took away from it was just his continued emphasis on the need to come together on a budget deal, the way the women have tended to lead on a number of bills this past year in the senate from debbie stabenow on the farm bill, senator inhofe to successfully pass the transportation bill. and one of the things we all talked about, how the women can play a major role in bringing people together to get a budget deal to avoid some of the things we're seeing right now,
sequestration and also to bring our debt down in a balanced way. we also mentioned cybersecurity, how he's very focused on that and concerned about some of the latest break-ins and talked to him about energy. it was a really good, broad discussion. >> did you talk about sequestration and the fact that flight delays are affecting the country and a lot of airlines? >> yes, we had a lengthy discussion about the faa and that he has worked with secretary lahood, the head of the transportation department, really to do everything to try to squeeze that budget, given the constraints on the sequestration. >> so what might the white house do about delays? they shift funds around. is it something that he suggested they may take action on? >> well, the first thing he wants to see is a bipartisan budget agreement that would bring the spending down without having this hammer of the cuts, still have cuts but do it in a smarter way. the second thing was we talked about some of the bills out there. senator hovan and i have a bill that we're introducing today that would give the department of transportation more
flexibility to move the money around within their own departments. we also talked about other things. senator reid has a bill out there that really would take care of sequestration by paying for it with some of the funds that the government has. so there are other ways we can look at this. but i think the main message from everyone was we know those are stopgap band-aid measures. as important as they are, the best thing would be to do a major deal to bring spending down in a balanced way. >> because some people would say we need the help now. did gun control come up? because you voted to expand the background checks. others did not. was it awkward, and did it come up? >> it came up some. i actually said to the president, look, there's been some movement on this in terms of some of the members. look at senator manchin, nra rated "a" working with senator toomey, a republican, to come up with a moderate proposal on background checks. and even though it didn't make it through the filibuster, we picked up significant support for background checks that had never been there before.
it is the beginning, not an end, on the background checks issue. and the president acknowledged that. >> senator, before you go, did you take a menu card or a name card or anything that said "white house" on it? please tell me you did. >> there was a little card with the menu, and i did slip it in my purse. >> okay. good girl. >> i show it had to my 17-year-old daughter. she just wasn't that impressed, but i have it. >> did you eat the peach pie? >> i did eat the peach pie. >> senator, thank you very much. >> it was very good. thank you. the justice department is suing lance armstrong for millions. armstrong was stripped of seven tour de france titles after he admitted doping. the united states postal service sponsored him for six of those races. armstrong has tried to settle the case. those negotiations ended months ago. armstrong's lawyer calls the lawsuit "opportunistic." antique lovers had the opportunity of a lifetime this morning in london. a very large and very valuable egg went on sale. and it didn't take long to find a buyer. elizabeth palmer is her name,
she's in london. elizabeth, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. well, it was an absolutely enormous egg, the egg of an elephant, and it sold just a short time ago for three times what the auction house, christie's, had expected. it went for 66,000 british pounds, that is over $100,000. at this morning's auction, rich collectors were up against museums and galleries worldwide because elephant birds' eggs are as rare as any. james is the head of science and natural history at christie's auction house in london. >> that's probably why a predator got into it to eat. >> reporter: madagascar, an island off the east coast of africa, was home to the elephant bird, the largest that ever lived. it laid such jumbo eggs that 120 chicken eggs could fit inside
just one of them. but the bird was hunted to extinction between 300 and 400 years ago. in the movie "raiders of the lost ark," harrison ford was the dashing guardian of rare antiquities, fighting villains out for personal gain. conservationists say this sort of problem is not just a made-in-hollywood threat. there is a school of thought that says that this is a dangerous thing to do because the greater the sums these things go for, the more pressure there is for them to be found and even looted from nature. >> madagascar is very good at controlling the eggs going out of the country at the moment. >> reporter: that means no new specimens are likely to be offered for sale, which makes this old one in per
>> all right. we've seen that fog make its way onto shore and a little thick in spots this morning over san francisco. we've got cloudy skies and that fog started a surge further on shore today. over the past couple of days so we're in for a cooler day and temperatures by the afternoon not bad and mid to upper 70s inland so still on the warm side there. 70s toward the san jose area and 50 toward the coast and cooler the next couple of days. tv.
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netflix is shaking up hollywood and wall street. is it changed the way it's streaming shows or the way the country is watching. chief officer ted sarandos is one of those responsible for the turnaround. "time" magazine just listed him as one of the 100 most influential field. dinner was last night? >> it was. >> i bet you have a new appreciation for those of us who get up early. who in the introduction to you, jeffrey tambo wrote this. ted is helping create the future
of entertainment. i don't know what it will look like but i know it's going to be huge. first let's talk about the dinner last night and what it means to be on the list and what he's saying about you, it's going to be huge. >> it was an incredibly humbling experience to be in that room. it's the only list i'm on with the pope. >> why do you think netflix has been able to add 3 million customers in a year? that's rapid growth. >> i think it's the quality of the content and the value proposition. every day the television viewer's becoming more on demand centric and netflix is a pure on demand product. it's what you want, when you want, on any device you want at your own pace. >> you say the goal is to become hbo faster than hbo can become us. what does that mean? >> my thinking is that over time what we're doing it won't seem so novel. that, you know, most networks
and cable channels will have an on demand component that becomes more and more meaningful and the lines will start to blur between catchup tv and live tv and that the more that becomes the case the more we have to become ahead of the curve. when it becomes a much more on demand product we'll be more heads-up competitors. >> that's what's intriguing to me, where is the world going to and who will be the players? >> it remains to be seen. the beauty of the network is you get to specialize. we don't do anything live. we don't do "american idol"s, "the voice, super bowls. it focuses on long shelf life and serial content that's difficult to do on television. maybe one of the emerging competitors is someone who competes on live space. >> it's interesting when reed announced you were changing the
price structure and stock dived. >> yeah. >> what did that drop teach you? >> i think if you look back on you, you never know when the right moment is to do something, even if you're sures the right thing. for were pretty sure it's the right thing. meaning stop investing -- streaming resources in the dvd business and maybe what it is is you have to take big meaningful changes slow. and we -- everything we've dub we've attacked fast so we really didn't have it in our dna to take it slow. >> to follow up on charlie's question, when that happened, ted, because that was a huge story. did you guys go in a room and say what the heck have bedone and how do we need to turn this around? >> the big one is we wanted to stay focused. we want to stay focused on our subscribers. it's a real customer first environment. we want to sit back and say, wow, our customers who love us and love this service didn't appear to love you as much
anymore and is it possible that you could have done this in a way that would have -- >> ted, that sounds really good but you know what i mean. it was such a huge what many people thought were a mistake. were you worried about the company? >> the most fundamental change that happened was the stock price. i mean the subscriber base was. that deeply touched by it. and we have as a company we've k come a long way. i joined the company kind of right after the internet bubble had burst and we had gone from nothing to something back to nothing back to something a few times. so we've been down there before and there's really -- that's what makes these moments seem so great. >> well, i started watching "house of cards" because charlie came in and was raving about it. i got netflix because of it actually. i'm fascinate thad you can put it on and sit and watch one thing all day long really if you want because he came in raving about "house of cards." bottom line, it's good to be at netflix these days.
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and it's really slowing down the commute direction and it's backed up for miles and there were plans to land a medical helicopter but that had to be changed because of the fog. the bay bridge is a great alternate. extra lights for some reason getting into san francisco and the dumb barton is looking like a good option. here's lauren. very gray in the area. and down to a quarter and three quarters of mild and here we're looking good. you can see in the distance there, we've got that fog stretching in parts of the bay and looks like it's going to break outside today and then hangout by the coastline but that on shore breeze will help to cool out the temperatures outside and highs still not bad, mid to upper 70s and 60s, 70s out to the bay. the next couple of days we'll watch the temperatures cool out and into friday we warm things up looking like a nice weekend.
hour. power couple actress roma downey and her husband mark burnett are here in studio 57. their tv mini series "the bible" is break all kinds of barriers. they'll tell wow what is next. there's a rush for answers. we'll ask john miller and "new york times" media writer brian sell ter what can happen during the fog of war. but right now it's time to show you this morning's headlines. the "los angeles times" says two women wounded in the hunt for a fuj till police officer will receive more than $4 million. police mistakenly fired on the mother and daughter.
they were in a pickup truck delivering newspapers. officers were searching for christopher dorner at the time. the officers involved in the shooting remain off the street. politico reports hillary clinton hits the paved speaking circuit beginning today. the former secretary of state has become reportedly the most wanted speaker in the world. she candles a fee of over $200,000. >> that's night. former cia director will teach public policy. petraeus resigned in november what an extramarital affair became public. "usa today" says traffic has been on the rise. it had within getting better iffer two years but a study finds gridlock is up 4% for the first three months of this year. it's the downside of an improving economy. and "people" magazine says actress gwyneth paltrow is the most beautiful woman of 2013.
>> oh, i -- >> what are you saying, charlie? >> you and gayle would be on the list. >> charlie's . norah, you have made the list. >> no, no. >> i thought you did. >> it's coming. >> thanks, gayle. >> it's coming. it's coming. >> she knows about it. >> no, i'm not. you have a nose for these things. >> i really do. forbes looks at the best and worst jobs of 2013. the number one job, twakt aak u. >> what are you saying is the worst job? >> i don't know. >> tv anchors rank where? >> i've got no complaints. do you? >> no. last month 10 million people
watched the ten-part series "the bible." have a look. >> what has happened? >> jesus has been arrested, but we don't know where they've taken him. >> arrested? at night? >> they want to keep it secret. they don't want any protests. >> that was the lovely -- speaking of beautiful -- roma downey starring as the virgin mary. she started with her emmy-award-winning husband, and that would be you, mark burnett. also the author of the hit book, "god." good morning to you both. >> good morning. >> number one tv series, number
one cable series. number one mini series of all time across blu-ray, and so here we are four weeks out. aren't people still talking about it and what are they saying? ? yef. >> everywhere you go. it's amazing. >> do you think it's given people the time to talk about religion? >> i certainly thing that's what the most encouraging thing is that it has ongoing discussion, the people are engaged a conversation about faith, about god, and everywhere we go, you know, it's like it's given people permission to speak on it. i liken it to service men and women when people thank up and sank them.
>> it's nu was beaten by one shd that was "the ten commandments." >> you've called this a movement. why do you say that? >> well, i think 100 million people clearly stepped up and spoke up. i think it speaks to the fact that people are hungry for purpose in their life. they're hungry for god. and you count step over a block without tripping on a church. >> is this something the two of you came together and shared or a project? >> a called. >> a called. >> god asked you do this. >> yes, absolutely. >> what did he say? >> put on our hearts that we should go and do genesis through revelation as a series. and when roma first mentioned it, i must say i was taken aback and i said, roma, the entire
bible? really? >> yeah. i think my husband thought i lofrt my mind. >> i know your kids said, whatever you do don't make lame special effects. >> yeah, yeah. we have teenagers at home and they were very concerned. >> let's talk about the two of you as a couple. when you met -- how many years have you been married, mark, to roma? >> six years. >> you knew right away. >> six years. >> but when you two mets you were mark burnett, you were roma downey. you were boast established in your careers. >> only cbs knows that by the way. >> doing better than "survivor." >> but normally when two high-profile people meet it's hard sometimes to have a relationship. how did -- what was it about him, what was it about her that you knew, okay, she is for me, he's for me? >> well, at the encouragement of my friend and mentor della reese, she said you need to pray to god to choose a husband for
you. you didn't choose well. i was having my nails done and my husband was having a hair cut and we met in a salon and i just knew it was him. >> it was him. >> and what was it look working together? because you can have a great married relationship but working together? >> some people as a couple couldn't do yardwork together. we just went through four years of making "the bible" series and we're best buddies. i think the series made us a lot deeper, our friendship stronger and we're better buddies than ever. >> yeah. it's great. listen. it's been a long journey together. but to know that you have your best friend out there, you know, we can rely on each other. we've been through so much together on this. it really feels like we've forged it. >> your bend forest who started his career as a nanny.
attack last week there was a riis race to get vital information to the public. john miller shows us why emergencies often bring confusion. >> i want to thank all of the partners who worked tirelessly over the last four days. >> reporter: managing information in a big case involving multiple agencies is never easy. but managing information in the
middle of a crisis is a special challenge. >> we are releasing photos of these two suspects. >> reporter: after the alleged boston marathon bombers knew their pictures had been released by the fbi, they seemed to go on the offensive. the execution of a police officer, a carjacking, a high-speed chase, and a shoot-out. bill bratton has been there before as a top cop in boston, then new york, then los angeles, he knows the early reports are almost always flawed. >> the end story is never the same as the first story, and it's very difficult to control. you really have to work very hard at it. >> reporter: in boston last week the story was moving fast, the information even faster. sometimes incorrect. a report that the suspects had robbed a 7-eleven store, not true. >> suv. state police, suv.
>> reporter: a report over police radio that the suspects had stolen a state police suv. not true. >> shotted fired. stolen suv from the state police. >> stolen suv from the state police. >> reporter: because of it one state police suv was fired on by other officers. luckily no one was hurt. but the origin of that story is still a mystery. >> when the story is moving very quickly, what's the most useful question. >> the most useful question is where did this come from? where is the source? because you're making life and death decisions based on that information. >> reporter: in watertown police also believed the suspect had a self-inflicted gunshot wound and shot at police from this boat where he had been fighting until they searched the suspect and the boat and found no gun. >> fog of war? >> fog of war. >> it's hard to try and slow it down, but you must slow it down.
that's the responsibility of the leadership in these things to get your arms around it and slow it down rather than accelerate it. >> reporter: brian steltzer is the author of the meade after. he's here with our own john miller. welcome, brian. >> thank you. >> take us along, john. you've been on both sides. you're getting lets of stuff coming in from social media and you're trying to make sure the story doesn't get ahead of facts. >> and before you even decide what to put out -- and i harken back to my experience in the lapd. i would show up to the scene of some unfolding crisis, and as gayle king and i have talked about so many times on live television here, you know, there's a rule which is the first version of the facts is never right. you have to kind of take it and say this is the information we have and i know it's going to change. some of this stuff, even though it's the official story in the fog of war is just going to turn
out to shift and change. for police, that's a big challenge. it's not even what they're putting out to the media. it's about their ability to understand the events because it's all coming in so fast. >> we've had breaking news stories before and breaking news stories in the area of cable but this may be one of those instances where we had breaking story with social media. how much do you think that contributed to some of the mistakes or was it just plain bad reporting? >> i think what all of these situations are, they're heightened by the web and social media and we have in this case retreating the police scanner which in some cases was different to begin with. names of possible suspects and people who were not even in massachusetts at the time. >> and pictures were coming out. >> pictures and videos. this amateur sleuthing came from a good place. they wanted to help. >> but they didn't know how to help. do you think hay want to get fwhfgs out because there's so
much pressure, tell us something, tell us something? >> i think they don't have a choice. there's an old motto of let's sit on this until we have something we're sure of. in today's environmental when the media's not going wait, they're going to report what they can from whatever sources they can, the officials have to be the source, even if they're of the enviable position of saying this is preliminary and some of this is going to change over time. if they don't become the source, everyone else does, and they know even less. >> what's the answer here? >> i don't think there's an answer here. i think what there is here is there a challenge. what we did on the morning of aurora, colorado, what we did on the morning of newtown, what we did on the morning of boston is we're telling you what we're getting now but you can count on the idea that some of these facts will shift it's about labeling and packaging. it's like television and twitter needs a warning label saying we don't know how alk alaska rat this is but we're doing the best we can. >> so much so they had to issue
an apology because something was wrong on the site. how much do you think journalism is responsible for this? >> in some cases we could see inside the community where cameras couldn't go. that's a great. to have amateur sleuthses out there trying to help. in some case hindering the investigation. that's something i think as a society we're going to have to figure out what are those comfortable norms. >> all right. brian stelter. john miller, thanks for showing us. >> a building that's falling apart. what scientists are doing to help preserve it. that's ahead on "cbs this morning." ,,
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in los angeles the community is known for showing a community at its worst and best. it's place where two giant spires have stood the test of time. they're known as the wasp towers and now they're deteriorating. how they're pushing the bounds of technology to preserve them. >> reporter: gazing up at the watts towers of los angeles, visitors see a whimsical creation in iron and cement embedded with broken cups, dinner plates, and soda bottles, but the towers, some more than 80 years old, are also riddled with cracks. pieces have been falling off for years. now for the first time, a team of engineers and artery store racing experts is trying to figure out how to save the towers. scientists' instruments are
monitoring temperature, wind speed, and even vibrations from passing trains. >> we're measuring the overall motion of the structure and trying to tie that in to the opening and closing of cracks. and we're doing that 200 time as second. >> reporter: 200 measurements a second. >> yeah. 200 measurements a second are what you need for fast events like wind gusts and earthquake. this is where we captured our first earthquake. >> he usually studies earthquake damage to buildings and bridging but now he's trying to understand why the towers are cracking and why previous efforts to fix them are failed. >> reporter: the man who built this, what do you think of his creation? >> it's fabulous. he wasn't an art connect or engineer, but he knew how things worked. >> reporter: simon rodeil was a scientist. they soon became a point of pride in watts, a neighborhood often associated with poverty
and crime. even in the watts riots of the 1960s, his towers were untouched. one of the things we see a lot here are pieces of 7 up bottles. >> they're all over the place. he chose 7 up because it's green. ite goets color. >> reporter: mark hill is a conservationist at the los angeles department museum of art which has invested millions to preserve the towers. >> it's not a museum piece but it gets the same level of care as it would. >> reporter: if somebody building something in their backyard, does it automatically become art? . if it gets a response. whether it's good art, that's another story. >> reporter: he has helped preserve ancient art. now he's searching for a new way to stop decay here. >> it all boils down to why does it fall apart and what can i do against it. >> the key to saving this art
might lie in finding a particularly flexible material to permanently patch the cracks. it turns out the towers are like flowers, moving with the sun. we actually found on daily cycle, the whole tower actually moves about an inch to the north when the sun comes up because it keeps this side of the structure. and at the end of the day when the sun goes away, it actually goes back to where it started and it does that every day. >> reporter: the towers don't just move. they movie people with wonder and successful restoration will mean simon's art will be living long into the future. for "cbs this morning," john blackstone, los angeles. >> fascinating story. you know, when i think about what's happening in boston, how many questions remain. >> yes. >> what happened on the trip. did they get -- did he get any kind of training or instruction. what john miller's saying, we don't really know yet. >> and the big question is still why. why, whierks why, that's what i want to know more.
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