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>> one more. you have to come back. enjoy your commute out there folks. have a great day. good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday september 3rd, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." president obama makes a personal pitch to lawmakers for a strike on syria. we'll add two key senators and where they stand. >> she spends 53 hours in the water swimming 110 miles. we'll talk to long distance swimmer diana nyad about finally making history. >> only on "cbs this morning" new england patriots only bob kraft on nfl and concan you gos rngs hernandez and tim tebow. >> we begin with a look at today's eye-opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> it's going to be a tough sell. so mr. president, clear the air,
be decisive, firm, why it matters to us as a nation to get syria right. >> the white house makes its case for military action. >> the senate foreign relations committee bringing in secretary of state john kerry and defense secretary chuck hagel. >> bashar al-assad said the middle east is a powder keg. the risk of regional war exist. >> carried out joint missile test with the united states in the eastern mediterranean today. >> just want to go over there to see my friend kim. >> arrived in north korea for the second time this year. >> took years but diana nyad was the first person to swim to florida from cuba without a shark cage. >> rain rushed into two apartment buildings. >> all the water came out and it was like a river. >> the new eastern span of the san francisco oakland bay bridge is open for business. >> a southwest flight makes an emergency landing after striking
a bird during takeoff. >> people were in tears, people were scared, babies were crying. >> an agent. >> 727 pounds. >> an upset in the u.s. open last night. roger federer bounced by robredo. >> a brawl on the field but it wasn't the players that started it. it was the coaches. in newtown, connecticut, the annual labor day parade celebrated the town's resilience in the face of tragedy on "cbs this morning." >> never, ever give up. never too old to chase your dreams. >> this is her fifth attempt to women to florida from cuba. so it goes to show you that old people really love florida. this morning's eye-opener is presented by toyota, leet let's places. welcome to "cbs this
morning." good morning, norah, good to be back. >> good morning, charlie. good to be back with you. >> going to be good. we begin with the president. he's making a personal pitch to members of congress today. he's fighting to gain support for military strikes in syria. the president leaves later for the g-20 summit in russia. yesterday he gained tea support for two republican senators for his strategy in syria. >> elizabeth palmer in damascus where warning a wider attack could mean a war. we begin with nancy cordes on capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: norah and charlie, the president is holding a meeting right now with key members of congress. this administration has been doing a full-court press with meetings and hearings and briefings for members. they don't want any lawmaker to say he or she didn't have enough information to vote yes. >> republican senators john mccain and lindsey graham emerged from a meeting with president obama and said they would help sell his plan to a
skeptical congress. >> we want to work to make that resolution something that a majority of the members of both houses can support. a rejection, a vote against that resolution by congress i think would be catastrophic. >> they said mr. obama won them over with assurances that there was a larger strategy behind his decision to hit syria's regime with targeted missile strikes. >> there seems to be emerging from this administration a pretty solid plan to upgrade the opposition, to get the regional players more involved. >> the president will try to win more converts this morning when he meets with members of six key house committees. many of those members are already on board. it's other members who need convincing like republican senator john cornyn from texas. >> when you fire a shot, that doesn't mean you'll be the only one shooting. and we need to know what the consequences are going to be in that region particularly with countries like iran.
so this is a very serious matter. >> senators will get the chance to grill secretary of state john kerry about that today. he's testifying at a series of hearings on capitol hill this week along with the secretary of defense and the director of national intelligence. but graham argues it's the president who needs to make a more public case for military intervention. >> it is not a mystery to me that most members of congress are reluctant to engage when it comes to syria because they don't know what's going to happen. they don't have any idea how this military strike and focus in nature will change things. what are they going to tell people back home. we shot some missiles and then what? >> the president's ability to make that case one-on-one to members will decrease when he heads overseas later today. he won't be back until friday night. secretary kerry will pick up the baton. he's testifying about of the senate foreign relations committee at 11:30 pacific.
that's the committee that he chaired until just a few months ago when he stepped down to run the state department. norah and charlie. >> we'll be talking to senator menendez shortly. nancy, thank you. this morning israel said it carried out a joint missile test in the mediterranean sea. u.s. navy said ships did not fire any missiles but the pentagon has moved several ships near syria. in case a strike is ordered nuclear power aircraft carrier "uss nimitz," a cruiser and three destroys are now in the red sea. there are five destroys and one amphibious ship stationed in the mediterranean. senator assad says it could trigger a regional war. elizabeth palmer is the only american network correspondent in the capital city of damascus. >> reporter: president bashar al-assad has given his first major interview since president obama decided to seek congressional approval for a strike against syria. in it he said the world has failed to produce the slightest proof that his troops used chemical weapons.
and as members of his government have done before, he pointed out that it was illogical that syrian soldiers would have fired weapons into an area where they themselves are operating on the very day that the u.n. inspectors were just a couple of miles away. president assad also described the middle east as a powder keg and said it would explode in the event of u.s. strikes. the violence and instability here have already created more than 6 million refugees in the last two years of this civil war. according to new numbers from the united nations commission on refugees, there are 2 million that crossed the border into camps in neighboring countries, mainly turkey and jordan and then there are 4.25 million more who are displaced inside the country. whole neighborhoods, for example, here in damascus have been emptied. for "cbs this morning" i'm elizabeth palmer in damascus.
>> one of the senators briefed by president obama republican john mccain. mccain says he's somewhat optimistic about the president's strategy to retaliate against syria. but this morning he told us he still wants the president to make his case clearly. >> i need to see the concrete measures that are doing to be taken. if we don't take those concrete measures and if the resolution doesn't allow it, then obviously i can't support it. it's almost as bad as not passing a resolution as passing a resolution that doesn't allow us to take action that reverses the situation on the battlefield so that bashar al-assad will sooner or later leave. the only way he can leave is if he thinks he's losing. >> robert menendez chairs a senate foreign relations committee. he joins us on capitol hill. senator, good morning. >> good morning. >> senator, what do you think the senate foreign relations committee needs to hear today to move this debate on syria?
>> i believe when we hear from secretary kerry, secretary hagel of defense and chairman of joint chiefs of staff that what we're hear hopefully number one the full case for the use of force and what that campaign will look like in broad terms, especially as it relates to the end result. and it goes to streams of information come before the committee. i think the committee will act to ultimately pursue the use of force in a resolution and work its way to the floor of the senate. >> senator, you brought up that phrase, the end result. just what is the end result in syria? are these strikes, as senator john mccain said, about degrading bashar assad or about driving him from power? >> i think at the end of the day if you ultimately look at
targets that undermine assad's ability to deliver chemical weapons against civilian populations, if you look at the artillery, if you look at air power in that respect, you not only degrade and deter his ability and hopefully ultimately move in a way in which chemical weapons cannot be delivered against innocent civilians but at the same time you're undermining his capacity to be able to wage a continuing war against those elements that want to achieve their own liberty. >> senator, have you been assured by the military and the president of the united states that we have the capability to do that? because my understanding is that the syrian air defenses are quite good, and we have the ability to take out some of those areas that would prevent assad from using chemical weapons in the future. are you sure? >> well, that's the essence of what the hearings are all about today. in addition to that, the
committee will hold an intelligence hearing tomorrow, which will be a closed session, in addition to the other intelligence briefings being offered all members. so at the end of the day, i would expect that those are the cases the administration will make so that, in fact, senators will be convinced that not only must the consequence of using chemical weapons against innocent civilians, including hundreds of children, but that the ability to wage such a campaign would be effective at the end of the day. >> senator charlie rose, what do you think the response might be from syria, from iran, hezbollah if an attack takes place? >> well, i believe that to some degree there is clearly bluster certainly by the syrians. the iranians and hezbollah, hezbollah's patron in iran ultimately could possibly strike against neighbors in the region,
including our ally, the state of israel. but i also think that not acting has huge consequences to the united states. it sends a message to those very same countries, the ayatollah in iran, crosses a line, sends a message to north korea about our determination to stop them from making the korean peninsula a nuclear peninsula. it sends a message to terrorist groups that seek access to chemical weapons because the world will largely stand by when you use them. i think those are ultimately national security questions that we cannot have come to fruition as a result of an action. >> senator, thank you very much. senator bob menendez. microsoft making a big move in the market, it will sell most of its business to microsoft for $7.2 billion in cash. it will license patents and mapping services to microsoft as part of the agreement.
the deal is expected to close early next year. and there's another major deal this morning involving wireless. verizon is buying back all of its cellular business from vodafone in a $130 billion deal. with us now blumberg columnist. good morning. >> good morning. >> lets start with verizon, huge deal. what does that mean? >> this is big news, really big news, big deal, $130 billion. this is a deal people on wall street have been working on more than a decade. the reeal gordian knot. verizon wanted the business, wireless key to the future now they have done it, they have unlocked it. >> what does it mean to the consumer? >> not very much. verizon wireless still exists, just a question who owns it. instead of vodafone owning part, verizon owns all of it. >> nokia, what's that about? >> i think that's about catchup, charlie, "as you know better
than anyone. google has been eating microsoft's lunch with android phones and the deal they did with motorola three or four years ago now. the question is microsoft just now waking up to the power of the small mobile platform, that seems to be the question they are trying to answer. but they have a ceo search under way. maybe this makes microsoft more interesting for a new ceo to run. the big news really is this vodafone. >> biggest merger in history. >> $60 billion cash portion, the largest cash amount ever provided to shareholders of another company and that requires huge financing, which is huge for wall street, as you know. >> you have written a lot about the lack of prosecution on wall street. should we be worried? >> of course we should. we're coming up on not only the fifth year anniversary of the crash of september of 2008 but the five year statute of limitations. this is a major problem. virtually no one has been prosecuted for what happened five years ago. when you look back at the
crisis, s and l crisis in the '80s, 6,000 executives went to jail, prosecuted. this is zero now and it's a big problem. it doesn't seem to be solved. people are getting away with crimes essentially. >> thank you for being at the table. she has dreamed of doing it for three and a half decades. finally on her fifth attempt 64-year-old dirn, a nyad completed the swim from cuba to florida keys. elaine quijano in key west, florida. good morning. >> good morning charlie and norah and viewers out west. diana nyad was just 28 years old when she first tried crossing the florida strait. the first time she was knocked off course by very powerful winds. this time the weather, the currents and the wildlife all cooperated allowing her to reach her goal. hundreds of people lined the beach in key west to greet diana nyad as she emerged from her
nearly 53-hour swim. her team helped push back the surging crowd so nyad, as required by official record keepers, could take the final steps of her journey unassisted walking into history books as the first person unassisted from cuba to florida without a shark cage. then her crowd and crew enveloped her. >> you're never too old to chase your dream. >> afterwards the 64-year-old athlete was placed on a stretcher and briefly accepted congratulations from spectators before an ambulance took her to a nearby hospital. she was released a few hours later. >> i think my strength is okay. my balance, equilibrium is off. i'm having a little trouble walking. >> nyad avoided painful stings from jellyfish which ended her last attempts. she made a custom made mask for protection but it hurt and she did without it the second night. instead she used a special sting stopper cream developed by
scientists on her team. hardly any jellyfish spotted. it was a dream that began in 1978 when she made the first of four unsuccessful attempts. this year her accomplishments drew the attention of the white house which tweeted on behalf of the president, congratulations to diana nyad, never give up on your dreams. from hillary clinton, flying to 112 countries is a lot until you consider swimming between two. feels like i swim with sharks, but you actually did it. congrats! >> i'm so satisfied that we stuck with it. you can dream. you can be vital, and you can be in your prime even. i may not look it right now, but you catch me on a good day, i'm in my prime. >> we had a chance to talk to diana nyad this morning, and you can tell her mouth is still a little bit swollen. that's because she was wearing that silicone mask. there are lesions that are a little painful. they are going away, she told us. her body is not sore remarkably
and she told us she slept great last night. charlie and norah. >> elaine caquijano. >> i lover she said you are never too old to chase your dreams. >> why are you looking at me? >> about chasing your dream. i think you're living your dream right here with me. >> i am indeed, baby. we go to tennis 17 grand slam champ roger federer out of the u.s. open after being eliminated in the fourth round. he lost to 19th seed tommy robredo 7-6, 6-3, 6-4. it's federer's earliest exit from the open since 2002. he has won his 10 previous matches against robredo. it was delayed by four and a half hours because of rain. this is the first season since 2002 that federer did not reach at least one final in any of the four grand slam tournaments. time now to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe.
"the washington post" looks at intense american intelligence focused on pakistan. details come from nsa leaker edward snowden. he supplied documents showing the united states had increased its surveillance of pakistan's nuclear arms. they also reveal american worries over biological and chemical weapons sites. >> the obama administration wants to provide life line for home buyers designed for borrowers who lost their first home in the recession but repaired their credit. after waiting a year they would be able to have a loan. time-warner cable and cbs, ends a month long feud. the networks are now back on the air. to those of you in new york, los angeles, dallas and several other cities, we missed you and welcome back. >> that's right. newtown bee said the annual parade drew hundreds of people. this year's theme we are newtown marching strong, nine months after the sandy hook shooting.
carnival cruise lines back from disaster and controversy. >> it's been rough sailing for the largest cruise liner in the world. first the "costa concordia" tragedy and then the stranding of the "triumph." we're sitting down with carnival's new ceo to find out what they're doing to get you back on board. plus, 24 years, billions of dollars, one of america's largest bridges reopens. how is it designed to survive the next earthquake. and move over dick tracy, we'll look at whether the conduct technology is worth wearing. >> the news is back here on "cbs this morning." stay tuned for your local news.
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middle of it's first morning rush hour. this is a kpix 5 news morning update. it's 7:26. we're live out here at the toll plaza as commuters make their way through the plaza to get on to the new eastern span on the bay bridge. let's take a look from chopper 5 overhead. you can see the traffic is moving pretty steadily. we're taking a live look as the sunrises on this gorgeous new his torr rake landmark in the bay area. let take a look at what mobile 5 is doing trying to move on the bridge. they're stuck in a little bit of the traffic after people make their way back from the
good morning. unnor natalie, some people are wait agriculture long time to get on to the new bay bridge, especially if you're commuting the east shore freeway. hilltop exit down into emory ville. there is is a live look in richmond t.back up is a half hour plus. once you get past the metering lights it's okay. just a little patchy fog this morning t.temperatures are not bad at all. 60s in most areas. by the afternoon we'll crank up to the 80s, 60s coast side. the next couple of days, keeping the temperatures down and then heating up for the
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carnival cruise lines, first "costa concordia" and then tmp t "triumph" ran adrift for days. >> reporter: the new ceo has been on the job for less than nine weeks. in an interview you'll see only on "cbs this morning," he talks about what went wrong and what he's trying to do to make it right. and after all that's happened, challenges still remain. this was the scene on the carnival "breeze" last week as it set sail for the caribbean. a far cry from these striking images of the "costa concordia," broadcast around the world last year. >> we begin tonight with stories of fear and panic. >> hope fading fast. >> as many as 40 remain unaccounted for >> reporter: the carnival owned ship ran aground off the coast of italy, killing 42 people on
board. >> it was not one systemic problem. it was an error in judgment and it was a tragedy. >> reporter: then this past february, an engine room fire left the carnial "triumph" adrift for days without air conditioning or working toilets. a public relations disaster for carnival. how do you get ahead of that? >> obviously, we didn't. >> reporter: arnold donald took over as ceo of carnival after booking sales, shares plummeted and some passengers sued. the good news about the "triumph," got the fire out and nobody died >> not only did nobody die. no one was sick, no one got sick. there was no sift health issue involved with the "triumph" at all. >> reporter: but it forced carnival to take a hard look sat its ships and safety. they're spending upwards of $600
million. >> in the highly unlikely event we'd lose power again, we'd have a system to back that up. >> reporter: carnival use lines new vice president of technical operations marc jackson, a former coast guard commander, came on board in april to turn things around. >> what happened on "triumph" is horrible for our guys. and we never want that to happen again. but unfortunately, it's something that we learned the hard way. >> reporter: the first order of business, rerouting 63 miles of cable so that a fire would be less likely to take out both engine rooms as it did on the "triumph." >> if one room is lost, we don't lose the other. >> reporter: then it was fire suppression. increasing the number of water mist nozzle to roughly 30 to 500 and adding controls to add for oil and fuel leaks. finally, installing a backup
generator, nowhere near the engine room just in case. that way, services would stay up and running which for a ship this size is no small task. despite the bad pr, the statistics are in the passengers' favor. >> keep in mind, the incidents are less than 1% for all of the guests. >> reporter: but the line began offering deep discounts to get people on board. in some cases slashing fares to just $139 per cruise. cruise shop economics are unforgives. it's what they pay to get on the ship that counts it's what they spend that's on board that is the bottom line. the bottom line for arnold donald is to now reposition carnival, rebuild his reputation and sail the ships. >> the retail shops are open. we have all kind of specialty beverages.
r >> reporter: you know what i'm hearing, ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching? >> which you should be hearing excited guests enjoying the time of their lives. >> reporter: ka-ching. >> yes, that, too. >> reporter: and that going to need that ka-ching, considering carnival is the largest cruise line in the world. 110 ships and 10 separate brands, it's big. >> you try to make the case that the problems they have affect only less than 1% of their clients. this is truly a pr thing. it's hurt them seriously? >> not only them, but the industry. first and foremost with travel agents, with the main source of the distribution, they're not happy. so they're reaching out, having conversations, doing the best they can. they've got to turn that around. remember, it's not what people pay on the ship, they can give the cab withstand a massive
earthquake. john blackstone shows us how the cutting edge technology could save lives. >> reporter: a blow torch marked the opening of the new span connecting san francisco and oakland yesterday. and soon, a familiar scene, as traffic began to fill the lanes. >> it was a big deal. especially for somebody from this area. it's great. >> reporter: contractors worked around the clock over the labor day holiday to connect the new five-lane bridge to interstate 80. the decks of the new bridge are side by side, rather than on top of each other. in part for the better views of the bay. but mostly to avoid another catastrophe like the one that that occurred in 1989 when a 6.9 magnitude earthquake severed a section of span. after the 1989 earthquake knocked down a portion of the old bridge, it's taken 24 years
and more than $6 billion to get to this point. >> it has been a long, rocky, twisted road from 1989 to now. battles over the design. battles over the alignment. battles over permitting. all kinds of battles. >> reporter: during those years of battling over the design, the alignment, the delays, hundreds of thousands of travelers a day were going over a bridge that wasn't safe? >> that's right. we having in a race against time from the very beginning. >> reporter: seismic engineers who designed the new bridge say it will withstand the strongest of earthquakes. one that curse once every 1500 years before. to show awe, caltrans produced this computer animation of the bridge ride ought a large quake. first of its kind designed to take the brunt of the force, even to the point of breaking leaving the rest of the bridge intact.
the broken parts would later be replaced, faster and cheaper than replacing the entire bridge. these hinge-size beam s sit inside allowing them to move. >> if there say big earthquake, i think everything's going to be fine. >> reporter: now, commuters can breathe easier crossing over the bay all while enjoying spectacular views. for cbs news, john blackstone. >> and it only cost $6.4 billion. four times what they projected to build that bridge. >> indeed. it's the next step in high tech. it's going to show you what a smart watch can do. and how soon you can get your hands on one. scott stein of cnet is in the toyota green room. he tells us which big names are getting into the game. and up next on "cbs this morning," nfl commissioner roger
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they actually reeled it in and they shot it. i actually read the whole story. it fascinated me. from gators to high tech, high-tech companies hope to get us hooked with another device called the smart watch. apple and google all rumored to be tweeting one. and scott stein is from cnet. tell us about samsung smart watch. >> it's been known that samsung was going to have one and announcing it alongside a new phone. smartwatch has been out there but not among big players. pebble watch. mystic shine which has activity. that's kind of useful because what do you use these for? reallier other than monitoring what's already on your phone.
i think a lot of people are already into the idea of keeping an eye on their health a little more and how they're walking but they may not be power using. i think that samsung is trying to get into the market by doing that. >> i know you can't get an alligator wristband -- >> not yet. >> as you point out you what does it offer that our phone doesn't offer or some of the jawbone or other devices out there? >> el w it's really a landscape that everybody is piles on as opposed to being completely new. like smartphones were before, things like the iphone came out where you did have a lot of other people replicating. so the answer is maybe not that much. or maybe the combination. something like the jawbone or the nike aren't necessarily as great as being connected to your phone. >> here's what's interesting, one, if you could listen to music, get all the stuff on your
health. but also if you could face time somebody on it, talk to somebody through your watch? >> that's interesting. >> yes, dick tracy. >> maybe it would be like taking photos of your food, but i've got to think if it's a camera, it's got to be for more than that. that would be fun. >> it reminds me of steve jobs, he had the kind of genius to know that everybody was struggling to find the perfect way to develop a product. >> i think you're looking now for the person that's going to take these reins. you're really telling a story here because it's not an essential product. you're looking at something that's an additional gadget, unless you come up with a great concept that you want to buy into that steve jobs was great at, but i think you're left adrift. you're feeling your way. >> for most millennials, and
most young people who like technology, whether they're going to like wearing something? >> i don't know, like google glass. everyone was intrigued by that, but are you going to use that? that battling the with the idea of the wrist tech, i think it's, sunshine coming a lot of sunshine coming our way today. we have a sub tropical moisture moving eastward and that's going to push the sunshine in here. it's heating up and getting hot this weekend. fans of "fifty shades of grey" have waited a long time for this. after months of speculation. we final lie know who will play
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this is a kpix 5 news morning update. good morning. i'm michelle and i'm live at the toll plaza along the new eastern span of the bay bridge as commuters make their way on to the bridge for the very first time during their morning commute. let's take a look. you see this gorgeous sunrise over the brand new beautiful bay area landmark. the span is about 2.2 miles long. it now features shoulders on the side for cars that may stall out. for more on traffic and, of course, weather, stay with us. , ,,,, ,,
good morning. it's an ugly commute on the east shore freeway. the drive time is about triple what it usually is at this time of the morning. here is is a live look through richmond. we're getting word of a fender bender at east bound 80. the drive time is about 784 minutes. it's jammed solid for about 30 minutes. 580 busy as well. once you get on the span it looks good. >> maybe they need to widen the bridge. we do have patchy fog to start off the day. we see that in san francisco in the financial district. temperatures in the 50s and 60s now. later this afternoon, 80s, 70s inside the bay and around 60 along the coast. looks like we'll heat things up over the weekend. ,,,,,,,,
♪ it is 8:00 a.m. in the west. welcome back to cbs is this morning. president obama turns to one of his toughest critics for help on syria. senator john mccain tells him what the president needs to say to convince the american people. bob kraft owns the new england patriots, one of the nfl's most successful team. the off-season has been difficult. we'll ask him what is next. a new movie opens the door on the reclue sieve life of j.d. salinger. here is a look at today's eye-opener at 8:00. this administration has been doing a full course press with meetings and hearings. >> president bashar al assad has given his first major interview. he described the middle east as
a powder keg. at the said it would expose in the event of u.s. strikes. >> not after has huge consequences to the united states z wh states. >> what is the end result in syria? >> diane in nyad told us her body is not sore and she slept great last night. >> verizon wireless stills exists. instead of vodaphone owning a percent. they own all of it. >> back from disaster and controversy. >> ca-ching, ca-ching, ca-ching. >> what you should be hearing is excited guests enjoying the time of their lives? >> ca-ching. >> traveling over the water is safer this morning in california. >> it's taken 24 years and more than $6 billion to get to this point. >> look at this monster, 727 pounds have the it was caught by some hunters in mississippi. >> the agreement reached between cbs and time warner cable ends a
dispute. he missed you and welcome back. i'm charl le rose. this is gayle king and norah o'donnell. president obama tips his push for congress to support military intervention in syria. >> the president has been meeting with more lawmakers before heading to sweden. then, the g-20 summit in russia. mayor garrett is at the white house with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, gayle, charlie and norah. president obama just wrapped up a meeting with the bipartisan leadership. he predicted he would win a voc to authorize military strikes against syria from congress. when i asked him if he was prepared to rewrite the authorization he sent to congress seeking the approval on saturday, the president is he he would so long as the rewrite process didn't change the mission he envisioned for the
military. he took pains to describe the limits of the military plan. >> it is limited. it does not involve boots on the ground. this is not iraq and this is not afghanistan. this is a limited, proportional step that will send a clear message not only to the assad regime but to other countries that may be interested in testing some of these international norms. that there are consequences. >> reporter: the president leaves for stockholm, sweden and to st. petersburg, russia, where he will participate in the g-20 economic summit. he will try to increase the summit for punishing those using chemical weapons. he will be at odds with vladimir putin who is a staunch ally of the syrian government,
complicating the two countries relationships. earlier this morning, we asked mccain about claims the u.s. failed to arm syrian rebels as promised and whether president obama made his case to the country. >> well, it hasn't happened. it has been terribly disappointing to me. that's why i'm saying i am encouraged by the conversation. i have to see the concrete action. it is not that i don't trust the word of the president. i need to see the concrete measures that are going to be taken. if we don't take those concrete measures and if the resolution doesn't allow it, then, obviously i can't support it. it is almost as bad as not passing a resolution as passing a resolution that doesn't allow us to take action that reverses the situation on the battlefield so that bashar al assad will sooner or later leave. the only way he will leave is if he thinks he is losing. the president needs to talk to the american people from his desk in the oval office and show the american people, again, these pictures of the bodies
stacked up, show them this horrific situation of 1 million refugees and 100,000 killed and the detabstabilizing effects throughout the region. this is not confined to syria. iraq is unraveling. the king of jordan is not going to stay in power. lebanon. iran is the key to it. if the iranians prevail and we don't retaliate, this will be a huge victory for iran as they progress on their path towards nuclear weapons. there is a lot at stake here. >> we have bill kristol who is a supporter. you have raised questions about the character of the assault and suggested that the president should have intervened about two years ago. what is it that this assault if congress approves and the president goes ahead, what should it be and what should the
goals be? >> it should be enough to do damage to the assad regime and ultimately allow the rebels to remove assad. the best way to prevent the future use of chemical weapons by a dictator that has used them is to remove the dictator. he is backed by iran. it would ep had our credibility throughout the middle east if we don't just do a pinprick attack. this is the concern of senator mccain and the concern of all of us hawks. the indication is that the president would plan to do a little more than one would have thought. >> if he does, what will be the response from russia, iran, hezbollah? >> they can try to respond but i think the u.s. can take care of itself in those circumstances. they are already fighting. there are 100,000 people dead. iran and russia have the upper hand. the choice is for us to let them have the upper hand. think about that. assad uses chemical weapons, a terrorist dictator, 100,000 of his own people dead, he uses chemical weapons and we do nothing. that leads to a middle east and
a world that's almost unimaginable. >> we keep hearing the american people are not on board at this particular time. do you think more should be done or their feelings should be factored into this? >> the american people weren't on board in 1990 when i was in the first bush white house and we had to immobilize people to support the first gulf war. they weren't on war in intervening with the balkans. tha that was a messy fight. clinton dit they ared. finally, he intervened. people say, it is so late. i don't agree with that. better late than never in this circumstance. >> the talk seems to be there is this, let's just aid the opposition and the rebels and they can sort of take over as if there is an opposition. there is not a unified opposition against assad. as the wall street journal points out today, they haven't delivered the arms that were promised three months ago, because there were no clear pipelines and there is concern
about the rebels and their affiliation with all chi groups. >> i think that's the goal of some. i think that's a mistake. >> who would you suggest takes over for assad? if assad is gone, who then leads syria? >> you never know. at the end of the day, the choice is, people can make the case if they want to, it is going to be worse with opposition. it does have tom asome all qaed elements. there are plenty of decent people. i think we can help shape the outcome. it is not going to be great. it is not going to be beautiful but it is better than letting assad stay in power. >> the goal should be a regime change. >> i think the goal should be a regime change. the president says the military goal is detouring and punishing for military weapons. this could lead indirectly to regime change. >> do you believe that the president will have republican support in the congress and
specially in the house? >> it is very tough. they distrust this president and he has bungled this over the last few months. it is going to be a tough sell. they need to make that case. they cannot sit back and assume republicans are ultimately going to do -- they will do the right thing. it will be a reluctant yes and they will want to maintain the ability to criticize the president for not doing enough. i think a yes but is the right vote and politically, ultimately a better vote than a no. this year, doctors have a new and stronger vaccine to help people fight off the flu. it is call quadrivalent. the knew four-in-one shot is an option for seniors some of the most anticipating casting news from
hollywood. we know who will play the lead rolls in the best selling novel "50 shades of grey." we take a look at that. >> here is the story. recognize these actors, maybe not. but by this time next year, you will. dakota johnson and charlie hunnam have been tapped to play in the movie version of "fifty shades of grey." author, e.l. james, tweeted the announcement to the world. >> this is a big deal for these two actors. >> absolutely. we are already talking about them and the movie is not coming out for another 11 months. johnson was on the short-lived
comedy kate. her parents are melanie grif fith and don johnson. >> the content carries a risk for an actor? >> true. there is a double-edged sword. you have to put up with some of the racier elements of this material. it is definitely racy. >> the lead characters bond through bondage and s&m. subject matter that might make movie-goers blush. >> when you go to a movie theater and say two tickets for "fifty shades of grey." it is a little more of a public statement than reading it at home under the covers. >> with 70 million books sold, hollywood is betting fans will beat a path to the box office. bill whittaker, los angeles. >> this said about christopher hunnam said he looks like a cross between brad pitt and ryan
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celebration for diana nyad. yesterday, the 64-year-old became the first person to swim from cuba to key west, florida, without a shark cage. go diana. she completed the 110-mile journey in about 53 hours. a goal that she has been chasing since 1968. we are delighted that diana nyad is up. and she joins us from -- from 1978 we are delighted that she joins from us key west this morning. diana nyad. a big congratulations to you. two incorporate that, what hurts the most this morning? and what was your strategy when you were in the water? did you have a favorite song, a favorite saying, what did you do? but what hurts the most this morning? >> if you don't mind, i'll start with of the second part of your question. >> okay. >> after trying this as you just said, four times before, going all the way back to my youth in 1978, i found a mantra this time that i decided to use which was "find a way." so you're sea sick, i got bad
lacerations all through the inside of my mouth from the salt water exposure. so you can hear i'm talking real funny. it doesn't -- hi, charlie. it doesn't matter -- hey -- it doesn't matter what you come up against. because none of it's going to be pleasant. you're hardly ever out there going oh, my god, isn't it a beautiful moon tonight? the crew is feeling that. but you're kind of suffering through the whole thing. so my thought was, "everything you come up against say --" and this is why people are relating to my story. all of us suffer heartache. all of us suffer difficulties in our lives. and if you say to yourself "find a way" you'll make it through. >> diana, i love that you have that message because this is a physical journey. 110 miles but it's also a physical and mental feat you that achieved.
>> no, absolutely. you know, i think that's why, that wonderful, you know, vigorous crowd on the beach yesterday. those aren't sports fans. they're not people reading a sports page every day. those are human beings. who want to witness the living out of that message, never, ever give up. and find a way. so those are -- and my age, they're looking at me as a baby boomer saying life is not over at this age by any means. so i'm more of, shall we say, human spirit. >> thank you. new england patriots owner robert kraft is in the green room for an interview that you'll see only here. >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by fun path. by capella university.
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this is a kpix 5 news morning update. good morning. we're going to get you updated on some area news this morning. the bay bridge is open this morning. the 2000-foot span opened for business late last night after 10:00. checkout chopper 5. they have not seen a major jump in calls for help on the new span. sam morgan was telling michelle the new shoulders are critical. the new bridge is expect today survive a major earthquake like the one back in 1989.
we're seeing big delays, nearly 90 minutes right now. it is heavy traffic past that. this is a live look at 880 and will is a new crash and things are backed up toward the colosseum. a couple patches of fog. still a lot of sunshine to come. looking good over san jose. sub tropical moisture headed out of town and it will be less muggy. by the afternoon enjoying 80s in the valley, 60s along the coast. the next couple of day social security going to hole the temperatures down but we'll be getting hot over the weekend. ,,,,
♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour an enduring mystery of the literary world after writing his blockbuster "catcher in the rye" j.d. salinger disappeared from the public for decades but even after his death you may have not seen the last of his books. blues, robert kraft is here in the toyota green room. we'll talk with the new england patriots owner about tim tebow, the concussion settlements and much more. and the green room is now called the toyota green room. we're going places. we're please announce a new partnership with the automaker. besides keeping our guests comfortable, toyota is hosting
the 7:00 a.m. "eye opener." does everybody in the green room get a car? bob kraft, you need a toyota. it's a nice partnership with toyota. we're going places. first to show you this morning's headlines. "the washington post" says its next owner jeff bezos is aim for a new golden era. bezos bought the post for $200 million. he's ready to start asking questions. the detroit news look at jon stewart. he returns tonight as host of "the daily show." stewart spent the summer in the middle east directing a feature film about a journalist jailed in iran. john oliver filled in for stewart. the ratings remained steady. there's a quick boost of alertness. you to take a 10 to 15-minute nap. a power nap. a one-hour nap can help you remember facts.
a 90-minute nap can make you more creative. the best time to nap is between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. >> what's the charlie rose rule on that? >> all of it. i totally agree. >> i knew you do. i normally 20 or 30. under robert kraft's ownership, the new england patriots have become the championships. 3 super bowl, 12 division titles, 6 conference crown us. and a model of efficiency and success. >> it's been difficult as aaron hernandez faces a murder charge and tim tebow is cut. robert kraft joins us only on "cbs this morning." good morning. >> good morning to you. >> we want to talk about tebow and hernandez and also this settlement. >> i want to talk about power naps. >> do you believe in them? >> i've got to try them.
>> i'll give you a primmer. you're doing just fine, by the way. >> trying. >> the settlement, this is a huge settlement. on the other hand, some say the nfl got off easy. >> you know in complicated problems, you need both sides to be talking all the time. and the fact you that could reach a settlement on such a complicated issue, it's a great credit to commissioner goodell and jeff pash and now we can focus on helping others. we want the young mothers to have confidence in football. there's no greater lesson in life that you can learn except than playing football. >> do you think it will change the way players play? >> the fact that we have the settlement? >> new york the concern about concussions? >> no, no, we have made rule changes to try to ease the
problem. but also, you know, it's a physical game and by and large, you know, if you look -- i mean, because we're so popular, the spotlight is on us. there are more people who do skateboard who have more accidents than people who play football. thank goodness, we haven't had any deaths on the field. you know. >> or suicides after from players suffering from -- >> yeah, but i mean, i think it's kind of unfair to isolate that as the reason. i think there are a lot of factors that contribute to that. >> commissioner goodell will be here tomorrow and we'll talk about that. a lot of things happening with the patriots, including tim tebow. >> why did you let him go? >> tim tebow, i love tim tebow. >> me, too. >> i very much wanted him on the team. if you look, four of the last five years, we've only carried two quarterbacks. >> uh-huh. >> and you know, when a cut-down time comes, you need those last
three, four positions for depth. and we happen to have, i think, the finest quarterback i think in the history of the game. he's not going off the field except by injury. we have a great second string quarterback. when he came in, he came in as the third quarterback. and we were all rooting for him. and life takes funny turns so no one knows what's going to happen in the future. but whatever he does, i know he's going to be a great success off the field. and i'm rooting for him to get his opportunity on the field as well. >> but i know the coach, the patriots coach bill belichick when asked by reporters about whether he might bring back tebow, he would not rule that out? >> no, because we never know what's going to happen. you're one player away at all times from your whole game changing. and there's no -- i haven't met a finer young man. and this is my 20th season. >> so why can't he find a place, even if he's not playing quarterback? >> because you don't have 50
players -- >> to be on the field? >> well, i think he wants to be a quarterback. >> that's it? >> and who's to say he won't get his opportunity. when you have a guy like that in the locker room, the kind of person he is the way he conducts himself -- >> he needs you as his agent, bob. >> i'd love to be his agent. >> football back. we're excited, right. and on cbs. i think it -- it helped this deal between cbs and time warner with the game? >> you know, the amazing thing, we played four preseason games. people questioned me. the validity of those games. we were the highest rated program in the new england market, all four weeks, by double any other programming. and i know that people are really excited that football is back. and, you know, we've been -- i think, i think we've been the top-20 shows in free television for the last number of years. >> i have to get to this only
because we mentioned it beforehand. the hernandez issue. impact on the patriot organization? >> well it's one of the saddest things that's happened in my tenure of ownership. >> what did you know about him? >> i mean, i think we've said a lot on the issue. and he was -- everything i ever saw about him was first class. in the building. and it's a very sad thing. and it's something that, you know, i said everything i'm going to say about it. there's a trial going on. >> can we talk about the super bowl ring with vladimir putin? did you give him the ring? did you not give him the ring? did he steal the ring? do you want the ring back? how do you you feel about the ring, bob kraft? >> well said, gayle. >> i had the opportunity with my friend sandy in st. petersburg to show him the ring.
it worked out that i gave it to him as a present. i understand he has said he's making a ring for me. >> yeah. >> i'd like to invite him right here to come and present it to me, like cbs presented games at the stadium. >> i'm hearing that you gave it to him as a present, okay. >> okay. >> the white house asked you to say you gave it to him as a present, right? >> and the ring -- we're told that the ring is next to the faberge egg in the family museum. actually what's happened, we have a big fan club in moscow with the president. there's a team called the moscow patriots. >> and a helmet -- >> bob kraft, your significant other is in the green room and she said later today that your job is going to be unpacking boxes and folding them up and taking them to the dumpster. can we please send a camera to record that, pretty please? >> why don't do you that.
we're in the recycling business. we make over a million tons of recycling. i'm taking the boxes to our paper mill. >> that's very persuasive. i'd like to see that, bob kraft. >> i love you guys. the nfl is back on cbs. >> very good. >> we look forward to it. >> it's good for sports fans. >> yeah. and the patriots' season gets under way sunday as they take on the buffalo bills. many people were see that game right here on cbs. 1:00 p.m. eastern. break out the wings and 1/2 chose. >> and brady. >> brady and gisele. we just had a picnic down at the cape at my home. they're great friends. they're great parents and a special couple. we're lucky to have them as part of our team. she's a vicious fan. and she won't hold her comments back if tommy doesn't perform. >> and we like that. bob, really good to see you. >> good to see you. what really happened the
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♪ next week marks the first anniversary of the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. four americans were killed including ambassador christopher stevens. for the first time we hear from the agent assigned to protect stevens and the new book detailing the assault. it's called "under fire" the untold story of the attack in benghazi written by fred burton. a former deputy chief joins us with john miller a former
assistant fbi director. good to see you both. fred burton. i have to start with you. i was on a plane for ten hours yesterday. i read your book from cover to cover. i bugged the guy next to me, let me read you this part. you've done this job. you know how these guys were feeling. at one point, you said in this situation, there's no right or wrong decision. just the action of survival. take us inside of what happened that day. >> i think the politics of this story have been put over the top. and what i wanted to focus on, gayle, was the heroism of the agents that were all very young, on the ground, and in this very difficult environment, trying to do the best they possibly could, based upon the circumstances that were unfolding. >> but you point out, this was not a ragtag team that came into the embassy that day. you said they were methodical. and they were systematic, these guys knew what they were doing? >> absolutely. it was a very choreographed
attack on the temporary facility which was not up to physical security standards, which obviously has been discussed as a result of the failure of accountability on the board by the state department. but in essence, this is what diplomatic service agents do. i investigated the last u.s. ambassador killed in the line of duty in 1988 which was ambassador arnie rayfield. he perished aboard pac-1. i was all about 24, 25 years ago old at the time. and i remember just being greatly overwhelmed by circumstances. and i certainly didn't have the experience in my mind to dot job that would have been a different story today if i'd gone out to do the same kind of case. >> it is almost a one year later since this attack happened and before americans were killed. and yet, those responsible are still on the loose. why haven't we been able to catch them?
>> what people leave behind is the hunt for them and why they've been so elusive? >> well, i personally don't believe that anybody will ever be captured and brought into a court of law to be prosecuted for this. i think the most probable outcome will be some sort of predator drone strike on the suspects. it's a hostile infrastructure. there's no structure in place to cap tutor individuals. the libyans do not have an fbi or a cia, per se. this is a country that's like the wild, wild west. >> sure. >> you talk about the politics of all of this but does this book and your understanding of it suggest that everybody knew it was a planned attack, and not a surprise, arising out of a protest? >> well you look at this case, charlie, what you have is the moment that the first round were fired, the agents knew absolutely that this was a terrorist attack. that was the only outcome that they were dealing with at the moment. >> right. >> remember, that the
counterterrorism community is really not geared for decisions to be made at the highest level. there's a process that's in pplay. notifications are made. responses during that period of time. >> john, what were the lessons learned in benghazi, do you think that >> well, the for mall lessons will come up from the review board and the informal lessons and the remind ser that the ambassador is god, and that is when you in a hostile environment, and the ambassador was popular there and he had operated in benghazi before, but you have a security package shrinking and an ambassador who wants to travel and september 11th is a symbolic day for threats, and this is very typical of the diplomatic security service. they are a small agency with limited number of people covering 450 outposts, and usually two of them or just a
airwick. the craft of fragrance. three years after the death of j.d. salinger, a new movie is shedding life of and the mysterious life of the reclusive author including a relationship with a young woman. in his report this sunday morning, we look at the documentary, "the making of shane salerno." >> a writer known for action films, salerno became fascinated with the salinger myth. >> this is a photo we uncovered
of him in his bedroom. this is is how we got it when we first got it. it shows you the length that we have to go to the bring things back to life sometimes. >> he spent $2 million of his own money to make the film. >> i was hooked and compelled of what began a nine-year story. >> that salinger was protected by a code of silence that his friends didn't want to break. >> i didn't talk about it, because i knew he didn't want me to talk about it. >> reporter: her story is one that salerno uncovered. >> i noticed that you didn't talk about it for some years. >> yes. >> were you aware -- >> yes, i was. >> when he died at the age of 91, miller decided to talk. >> reporter: how did you meet exactly? >> i was sitting at a pool and reading wuthering heights, and
he said, how is heath cliff? we were in daytona beach. >> it is 1949 at the daytona beach in florida. she was 14 and salinger was 30. >> reporter: what did you do together? >> we walked on the beach every afternoon. >> what did your mother think of this? >> well, exactly. >> reporter: for the next five years during the time that salinger wrote and published "catcher and the rye," he met frequently with miller and sent her dozens of letters. >> he wanted to go below the surface of your life. jerry salinger would say to me, a young girl, "do you believe in god?" >> reporter: no adult had talked to you in that way. >> no adult had ever talked to me in that way and further no adult had ever listened to me.
>> reporter: why do you think he was attracted to you? >> myfulness, and any guileness. >> reporter: she says that their relationship ended after she made love to him for the first time. >> i saw a glass curtain come down. just come down. i just knew it was all over. >> reporter: she would see him fleetingly only one more time. >> he once said to me, if you ever lose track of me, just read my stories. >> reporter: now it appears that the reclusive author has made sure that we'll be keeping track of him for some time to come. shane salerno's documentary says that he left five more books to be publish ed as early as 2015 including new material expanding on the material of the
this is a kpix 5 news morning update. good morning everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. we have headlines on this tuesday morning t.new span on the bay bridge opened last night after 10:00. now we're getting into the morning rush hour. hundreds of thousands of people that use the bay bridge daily are very happy, especially after the five day closure. and let's talk about cost. it took 23 years 10 months and 16 days after the earthquake after a cost of $6 billion. 70% of the money came from tolls. in other news,cal state
students will be able to take courses online t.idea is to help students graduate on time. students in good standing can take part in the program. it's a beautiful day to open a bridge. we're going to see plenty of sunshine, frank. along the coast line we may see linearing clouds t.tropical moisture is out of town. it looks like it's going to be a great day ahead. mild temperatures, near seasonal outside. 80s in the valley, 70s inside the bay, 60s coast side. we're going to keep the temperatures down a little over the next couple of days and then it's going to be hot over the weekend. we'll checkout your time xavier traffic coming um next.
good morning, traffic is moving fine along the eastern span of the bay bridge. it's super heavy into berkeley. 76 minutes so give yourself extra time there. unrelate today the bridge, we've had several accidents mere the 680-24 interchange. a live look at the freeway in oakland flowing past the colosseum.
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