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. good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday october 2013. welcome to cbs this morning. insult on top of tragedy. the rush to help the families of the troop because of the government shutdown. what to expect from the woman chosen to replace ben bernanke bernanke. would you leigh the country to receive surgery? but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> it hurts our kred about around the world. it makes us look like we don't have our act together. >> wall street pays the price
for d.c. dysfunction. >> it's down 481 points since the government shutdown started. president obama will nominate jessica yellen to replace ben bernanke. >> they're denying the death benefits to fallen soldiers. >> i'm embarrassed. all of us should be. >> a natural gas line in oklahoma. homes have been evacuated. no one has been hurt. an nooind detective is cue in court. he's the latest biker arrested in if road rage incident. >> we're not bad parents. we thought he was at a friend's house. >> we're hearing first from the father of the nine-year-old who managed to stow away. anne an arrest for several congress members as they rally out of the capitol building.
they're base jumping out of hot air balloons. >> all that -- the boston red sox are moving on to the american league championship sere rus. some controversy in the motor city. obama care it's the law. >> unconstitutional. >> even though the supreme court deemed it constitutional. >> they still don't know what's in the bill. >> the supreme court didn't read the bill? i feel the same way. >> star bucks just released a new hyper desert combination of a do nut and a muffin and if you eat enough of them you get a combination of diabetes and heart disease. welcome to cbs this morning. good morning. >> good morning to you, charlie.
i'm starting to wonderer how long the shutdown is going on. >> the conflict continues. today is the ninth day. outrage is rising over the impact of the grieving military families. the government says it cannot give financial assistance to relatives of service members kiln in combat. >> the bodyies of four of those american soldiers are coming home this morning. >> reporter: norah and charlie, there have been 17 servicemen and women killed in combat since this shutdown started and normally their families would get $100,000 from the military within 36 hours to help pay for immediate needs. but those payments like everything else has gotten caught up in a partizan feud. >> military death benefits help the families members travel.
they also get help to pay for the funeral. but for the families of jennifer more ray no and 15 others the money isn't there because coop is fighting over how to fund the government. >> i say to those families your government has let you down in your time of need. there's no excuse for that. >> luckily there are people like this. >> we'll take care of the airplane ride and the out of pocket expenses. we'll take care of the hotel. >> his son james was killed in iraq in 2007 which led him to start the lead to way fund. now he's vowing to fill the void left by a crippled government. >> you can't expect a family that sacrifices their child, all right, or their young man or their wife and not be able to step up and take care of them. it's morally wrong. >> others have stepped up too
including the fisher house foundation which is dedicated to giving wounded troops and their families a place to stay while they heal but now they say they'll pay the full $100,000 for family during the shutdown. >> i was a no-brainer. we needed to bridge the gap for the families because the government wasn't doing what they were supposed to. >> some believe that the military is the one to blame, not congress. >> we give broad authority to the department of defense to pay all kinds of bills such as this and frankly i think it's disgraceful that they're withholding the benefits. speaker boehner argues that the bill they passed last week also covered the death benefits. pentagon lawyers disagree. today the house is going to take up another bill in just a few hours that would explicitly fund the benefits while democrats argue the best way to cover this
and all the other problems is to simply reopen the government. >> charlie i find this story outrageous. i was with a father yesterday, he has a 26-year-old son who served overseas and he didn't get his 500 dollars disability check and he was calling his parents for money. >> it is clear evidence that the country feels very strongly about people who go in harm's way and then nothing else that happens should affect them. >> the idea that the debt ceiling isn't a big deal, if you reach out to most americans, they're feeling it already. this morning two republican congressional leaders are putting the blame square on the president. eric cantor. in the wall street journal, paul ryan says the president has
negotiated before and he can do so now. meanwhile president obama is putting new pressure on the gop. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> good morning. the president at his press conference said he would negotiate with republicans but only after they reconditionally open up the government. before talking to republicans the president will meet here with the house demeanors this afternoon. as for the budget itself the president offered this. >> to all the american people i apologize that you have to go through this stuff every three months it seems like. >> president obama was talking about frequent washington squabbles over dollars and cents. the president said it was time to break if new problem of congress threatening to default. >> we can't make extortion routine as part of democracy. this is not just for me. it's also for my successors in
office, whatever party they're from. how speaker john boehner said the president will eventually have to back down. >> there's going to be a negotiation here. we can't raise the debt ceiling without doing something about what's driving us to borrow more money and to live beyond or means. >> house republicans say the partial government shutdown can end if the president will agree to talk about reducing the deficit without raising taxes. >> the president's position that, listen we're not going to sit down and talk to you until you surrender is just not sustainable. it's not our system of government. when it comes to the debt limit i agree with the president. we should pay your bills. i didn't come here to shut down the government. i certainly didn't come here to default on our debt. >> but the president dismissed any budget talks that did not include at least some higher taxes. >> i don't know why democrats
right now would agree to a format that takes off the table all of the things they care about and is confined to the things that the republicans care about. >> the president also said default caused by a failure to increase the government's authority to borrow money could create economic disaster. but a sizable number of house republicans believe the president can avoid default by paying bondholders first and other bills over time. the president's conference was set to scare the republicans off of their belief. >> president obama is expected to nominate janet yellen this afternoon. ben bernanke ends his term in january. if confirmed she will be the first woman to lead the fed or any central bank in the world. anthony mason joins us. who is janet yellen. >> she's 6 # 67 years old. i this i you can make the argument that cease the most
experienced. she's been vice chair since 2010. in between that she taught at u cal berkeley and she headed president clinton's council of economic advisers and he's married to a nobel prize winner than she met in the cafeteria. >> she sat along ben bernanke for the last three or four years and she's a co-architect of the budget. >> we now have a woman who's going to be the most powerful economic policymaker in the world. >> i think you can argue she's going to be the most powerful woman in american history. >> all of american history? >> well, when you think about it she's going to be in charge of the united states economy, the largest and most important economy in the world. yeah, i think you can make that case. >> who would be second in. >> that's another -- >> let's ask about the asian markets are up on this. what about bond buying which is
everybody's concern? >> the big concern is what happens in washington which ultimately is going to affect -- that's janet yellen's problem almost right away. we expected the fed to start cutting back on stimulus right about now. i they didn't do it in september. >> clear standing through confirmation confirmation. >> it looks that way. i'm not in washington so i don't want to answer that question. her credentials are impeccable. and a rupture in a natural gas pipeline caused an explosion overnight in northwest oklahoma. it sent flames more than 50 stories into the sky. the massive fire could be seen more than 50 miles away in kansas. it forced several families from their homes. 75 fair fighters from three states brought the fire under control. no injuries are reported. authorities are still trying to figure out how it all happened. the government shutdown is
hampering the response this morning to the salmonella out break. more than 270 people in 18 states have gotten sick. usda blames raw chick enprocessed at fosterer farm facilities in climp. this morning there is still no recall. good morning. how is that affecting us? >> we're very concerned that the furlough is having an impact. for one thing, no chicken this morning is being recalled even though they've identify three different plants that may be producing contaminated chicken and sending it to the market. >> how is that a result of the shut joub? >> well an outbreak occurs the state starts the investigation, but the outbreak is actually lyly analyzed and really categorized
by the cdc. they need to go to fda and usda to identify the food source. for the last week both experts at cda, fda an usda have all been furloughed. even though they're coming back into work at cdc, we still zont have full capacity for this investigation. >> what other foods? >> it's chicken coming out of three plants in california foster farm economic chicken producers. usda told us they're not quite sure what type of product it is or what the labels are. but again, this is unusual. by this point we often have a recall in place. a key issue here is that the salmonella involved is antibiotic resistant. and that sal mamonella is too hot
for you to handle in your kitchen. if you have foster farms and you're in question bring it back for a refund. >> thank you for that. there's word this morning that the white house is taken a major response to the bloodshed in egypt. the u.s. is expected to say they're going to suspend hundreds of dollars of aid. margaret brennan is at the state department. margaret good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you and to charlie. how to deal with egypt since the military military military has been a force. now a palsy shift is underway. hundreds of millions of dollar of military aid to egypt is being held back. of the $1.3 billion the u.s. gives egypt each year, half of that has already been handed over.
the remaining $585 million is suspended. the administration is withholding that aid due to the actions of the military led ra geem. since the army outed mo ham ma morsi in july hundreds have died in political violence. 59 were killed just this sunday. in the last three months the government has arrested nearly 2,000 people mainly morsi reporters. violence is escalating. in his u.n. address two weeks ago president obama acknowledged the importance of the relationship between the two countries but said that the future of u.s. aid was in question. >> the united states will maintain a constructive relationship with the infirmed government that promotes core interest, but we have not proceeded with the delivery of certain military systems and our support will depend upon egypt's progress in pursuing a more
democrat path. >> reporter: but any sus spengs of u.s. support will likely have little financial impact. oil rich gulf countries have muched in $7 billion worth of new financial aid. the state department says no final decisions have been made. the policy is under review. we expect to get some details in the coming days but the administration is walking a fine line. they are not cutting off the egyptian military but they're all saying we won't accept the status quo. >> can you tell us what ask the u.s. action that iran is preparing this package, proposal offer to limit the military program? >> reporter: if iran agrees it would be a significant step and the u.s. is enthusiastic about that. we do know they plan to make a con skreet proposal next month
and they're expected to respond to a previous offer where some sanctions in exchange for halting production of weapon's grade material. but that's on the table. we don't know how quickly iran will move to give access to all of its nuclear sites. and will congress allow the administration to lift even some of the saingtss. >> and new jersey governor chris christie is facing an easy reelection campaign so much so he's be asked about the next step. he's got a substantial lead over the democrat challenger. the two faced off in a debate last night and we wanted to know if christie plans to run for president in 2016. >> i am not going to confirm tonight if i am or am not running for president. i don't think anybody expects anyone three years away to tell anybody what they're going to
do. i won't make those decisions until i have to. i can do this job and deal with my future and that's exactly what i will do. >> christie says his reelection campaign offers a road map for republicans naturally. >> that will not be the first time he's asked that question. >> no doubt. the other was planned in hopes of planning a suspect in the benghazi attack. libya consented weeks or perhaps even months ago. the "washington post" says that the cia is calling thousands of furlougheds workers back today. britain's independent works at a passenger forced to land a small plane in england.
the pilot got sick at the controlsance later died. the passenger had never flown a plane. there was no one else on board. it was a bumpy landing but one instructor said the passenger did a remarkable job. >> the los angeles times looks at a new study that says dads are taking on more housework and childcare but they still do less good morning. roberta gonzales in the kpix 5 weather center. as you are heading out the door this morning, plan on the coolest day of the workweek. currently, 43 in napa. otherwise, in the 50s. winds up to 12 as this area of low pressure digs to the south, nicks the eastern and southern portion of the bay area. as it passes it will leave us with full-on sunshine. 64 at the coast, 60s and 70s across the bay to the mid-70s inland. full-on sunshine on thursday through tuesday.
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federal health care website today. the rush to fix the problems and the new clues that progress is being made. plus the international artist who counts on the element of surprise. >> reporter: banksy is making his mark here in new york city. we'll show withdrew why some people pay more than a million dollar for his work while others paint right over it. >> the news is back right here on "cbs this morning." stay tuned for your local news. >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by splenda no calorie sugar. i think sugar. say splenda. splenda® is sweet. and so are you. [ female announcer ] just about anywhere you use sugar you can use splenda® no calorie sweetener. ♪ ♪ splenda® lets you experience the joy of sugar without all the calories. it's a very good reason to enjoy something sweet with the ones you love. think
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your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald hi, everyone. and good morning. 7:26. i'm frank mallicoat. get you updated on some bay area headlines now. a richmond off-ramp still closed following a deadly accident early this morning. it happened around 2 a.m. on westbound i-80 at central avenue. one person was killed in that accident. >> flames forced several people to evacuate their homes in berkeley overnight. the fire started shortly after midnight top floor of a fourplex. nobody was injured in that fire. and president obama is expected to nominate federal reserve vice chair janet yellen to replace ben bernanke as the fed's new chairman. yellen was a professor at uc- berkeley in the '80s and '90s. the formal announcement happening at the white house later today. traffic and weather coming up for your wednesday right after the break.
good morning. we're following a couple of hot spots out there right now including along the peninsula. negotiable one northbound 101 in palo alto approaching embarcadero. this is a six-car crash blocking one lane at northbound 101 in palo alto approaching embarcadero. traffic is slow approaching 237. bay bridge toll plaza fender- bender cleared before the pay gates. jammed through the foot of the maze. that's traffic. here's roberta. >> you will notice a difference today. good morning, everyone. as you head out the door, partly cloudy skies except at the coast totally socked in at this hour. 43 to 53 degrees at this hour. later today, clouds will move out. we will reveal sunshine, 64 at the beaches to the mid-70s inland. coolest day of the workweek today then sunny skies and gradual warming.
he's allegedly seen on video hitting and kicking the suv before the driver was attacked. our senior correspondent john miller is a former deputy commissioner with the new york police department. good morning. >> good morning. >> he's four days later being charged. >> it's bad day for the nypd. remember this is a story that doesn't start out as a good day because they had a detective on the scene who was undercover, took no action to intervene and waited four days to come forward and say i was there. that got worse yesterday when they reviewed the videotapes this week that they received from other sources other than the you tup video. that see him banging out the back window of the suv during the incident that led up to the
man. that changed the calculus to is it a departmental matter to a criminal matter. >> also is there evidence he lied and did not come forward. >> right. the story he gave was i was there but i wasn't involved and this certainly took a turn yesterday going from well, will he be suspended to he's under arrest. >> we're watching this unfold. this thing is growing every day. they're identifying them bit by bit. >> it is. and think that the police under the investigation may expand also. you have a possible universe of five, maybe six officers whose identities are known who may have at one stage or another been riding with this group or may or may not have been there for different -- >> five or six officers. >> that's right. so you've got the one who was arrested yesterday, you have another undercover officer from the internal affairs division who was there for part of it.
two officers who were identified as being there but not necessarily the assault, maybe somewhere earlier and you have yet one more after that. so they're going to be going through this process in order to say who was where, who did what who saw what? >> i mean doesn't it beg the obvious question? what are five or six officers doing as part of this bike gang? >> this wasn't a bike gang per se. this was a day where motorcycles were -- this is their marauding through new york day and it involves a number of motorcycle clubs and enthusiasts. this group on the west side highway wasn't all one group. they seemed to have found each other and were riding together and this got out of control. >> we talked about this before. is there really a creed within -- if you're undercover and there's violence you try to stop the violence. >> if you're undercover one of your primary jobs is not to break cover. that doesn't mean you can't
intervene and say let's stop this. you don't jump out and say i'm a secret police officer. the thing here is he wasn't intervening heefrm he was part of it. there's something else we haven't discussed. he's an undercover in intelligence operations, deep terrorist cases, organized crime groups. there's a case where they may have two years in it where the bad guys just looked up and said, hey, we haven't seen this guy, where is he and when his name and face comes out, it won't be the same face and name they know. >> and a lot of hard work down the drain. >> now they have to go to a plan b for. >> all right. john miller thank you. and congress gets a status report this morning on the affordable care act. the healthcare.gov website opened more than a week ago. only a handful have
he's planning on asking how and why did this chaos happen and he's not the only one talking about the disarray. >> how many of you signed up for obama care? have you got it with you? good. >> reporter: in the past week it's become the butt of late night jobs. >> good news. obama care covered carpal tunnel syndrome a result of pushing the button on the stupid computer. >> reporter: it's been nothing short of disastrous. media outlets have tried to find
someone who's been successful. the "washington post" thought of that person as a unicorn. usa tard calls it an inclusive mess and a nightmare. the white house explains it's due to the high volume. after they went offline over the weekend for repairs the officials have found other problems. >> we've identified the glitches we're adding software and i can tell you today is better than today and we're hoping in the very near future to have a seamless process. >> the computer expert says it has major flaws. >> it wasn't designed well, and it looks like nobody tested it. >> reporter: he supports the new health care law and says it's not demand that's crash health carelaw.gov. he says it needs a complete
overhaul. >> it's not even close. i would be ashamed and embarrassed if my organization delivered something like that. >> there are new reports of people being able to register but blocked from going through the enrollment process. now they're being asked to reset their username. he said that's a sipe it's going through major changes. he said this is not look for a band-aid solution. it's looking more like a heart transplant and that is a good thing. >> thanks jan. graffiti artist known add banksy is working in new york. he plans to spend the rest of the month making the city his canvas. elaine quijano is at one of his projects in brooklyn. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. banksy's piece here has not only attracted fans but those who have defaced his work.
owners are putting up plexy glachlts in a city filled with museums of world renowned it's ott great interest of both the curator and curious that new york's art display of the moment is playing out on the streets. the works introduced each day throughout the month of october are from banksy. >> this is graffiti. more melanie writes about it. >> reporter: what do we know about banksy? >> only what he wants us to know. he's a british artist who basically does street art. >> reporter: he's presented his pieces of political and social economy throughout the world. brad pitt and angelina jolie are among the growing number of collectors. street art with a wall street
price tag. the artest said it was never his intent when he appeared in disguise for his 2010 documentary "exit through the gift shop." >> all of a sudden they were selling street art but it never was about the money. >> reporter: how do you explain banksy's art to a person who has never seen stree art before. >> banksy operates in the same zone andy warhol is. he ended up making a real lasting commentary on the art world and making lasting mark and obviously his work is still really, really valuable. >> reporter: with its sa tearial jab at the artistry it. >> are you looking at one of the great artworks of the 21st century? if so, you're in the wrong
place. you should be looking at a stencil of a dog peeing on a hydrant. >> of course, street artists face liability. many of the banksy new york pieces have already been tagged or defaced. some building owners have painted right over it. >> the last thing i want is for my building to be vandalized and its value to skyrocket. >> reporter: banksy is in on the joke. >> he's saying don't take me too seriously. he's kind of laughing all the way to the bank. a separate location or installation is expected each day and each location is announced on the artist's website but he only gives a general vicinity so it's a bit of a scavenger hint.
>> i don't support the public defacing of buildings but i'm very intrigued by him. >> if it's art, it's okay? >> i'm a little bit torn. what do you think? >> i'd like to see it. i like the creative outpouring. i've heard of the guy for years vrk very interest. she. >> there's a surprise [ male announcer ] this is jim, a man who doesn't stand still. but jim has afib atrial fibrillation -- an irregular heartbeat not caused by a heart valve problem. that puts jim at a greater risk of stroke. for years jim's medicine tied him to a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but now, with
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your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald good morning. it's 7:56. i'm frank mallicoat. get you updated on some bay area headlines now. a stanford professor has won the nobel prize in chemistry. michael levitt is among three scientists who were awarded the prize early this morning. together, they laid the foundation for computer models used to understand and predict chemical processes. san francisco man accused of operating an online black market for drugs called silk road due in federal court today. 29-year-old ross ulbricht was arrested last week and is now facing drug and money laundering charge and hiring a hit man to kill a former coworker. traffic and weather coming up after the break.
good morning. we're still seeing slowdowns and lane closures. this is in palo alto northbound 101 approaching embarcadero. turns out it was a three-car crash but it's still blocking the two fast lanes and look at that, we are seeing a lot of slowing along the peninsula. new york there, as well as coming into san jose. we had an earlier crash approaching alum rock. traffic is stacked up towards highway 85. all right. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. things are actually pretty quiet right now. traffic has thinned out heading into san francisco. that is your "kcbs traffic." here's roberta. >> an area of low pressure producing no right now in the greater lake tahoe area producing cloud cover over the bay area. good morning, everybody. there's a live kpix weather camera looking towards san francisco. once this low passes to the south, we will have some sunshine. but right now, 41 in napa to 52 in mountain view. cooler today, 64 to 76 degrees. and we have full-on sunshine each day through tuesday. enjoy your day.
good morning gayle, good morning, charlie, good morning, everyone. it's 8:00 a.m. in the west and welcome back to "cbs this morning." the government shutdown means no death benefits for families of americans killed in battle. congress faces outrage while charities try to make up the difference. the debate over obama care continues. some americans are leaving the country to find affordable treatment. we'll look at the risks and advantages of medical tourism. and why do americans admire president kennedy so much after 50 years? a revealing look at jfk's white house. but first here's a look at today's eye opener @ 8. normally their families would get money from the
military within 36 hours, but those payments have gotten caught up in a partisan feud. >> outrage is rising over the impact on military families. >> it's morally wrong. >> the president said he would negotiate with republicans but only after they unconditionally reopen the government and take steps to avoid default. >> we can't make extortion routine. >> i think you'll argue she's going to be the most powerful woman in american history. she'll be in charge of the united states economy, the largest economy and the most important economy in the world. >> they see their own detective allegedly banging out the back window of the suv during the incident that led up to the man being dragged from the car. a bad day for the nypd. >> how do you explain banksy's art to a person who has never seen street art before. >> he's kind of laughing all the way to the bank. >> for the last week both experts at cdc, fda and usda have all been furloughed.
>> folks, this shutdown has made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, although that could just be a reaction from uninspected shrimp. >> this morning's eye opener @ 8 is presented by benefiber. it is day nine of the partial government shutdown. more americans are feeling its effects. federal agriculture inspectors cannot do multistate investigations of food safety. a salmonella outbreak in chicken now covers 18 states. also the fbi is working with a skeleton staff at its headquarters. that is affecting training and other paurt functions. then yesterday 7,000 workers who handle veterans benefits were furloughed. congress is focusing on the families of americans killed in combat who are not getting their benefits. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. >> reporter: good morning. 17 servicemen and women have been killed in combat since the start of this shutdown and
normally their families would receive $100,000 from the military within 36 hours. but those benefits have gotten caught up in a partisan feud. luckily some private foundations have stepped in to fill the void including one called army rangers lead the way. >> you can't expect a family that sacrifices their child, all right, or their young man or their wife and not be able to step up and take care of them. it's morally, morally wrong. >> reporter: regan's son james was killed in iraq in 2007. in congress the fight continues over who is to blame for this lack of benefits. house speaker john boehner argues that the bill that congress passed last week to pay military members during a shutdown also covers these benefits, but pentagon attorneys say they've looked at the law and they disagree. so the house is going to pass another bill today explicitly
authorizing these payments. democrats, of course argue that the best way to make these payments and everything else in the government work is to fund it no strings attached. >> thank you nancy. no high level negotiations are scheduled to end the budget standoff, but president obama and house speaker john boehner say they're waiting for the other side to back down but some observers are seeing the first signs of a possible compromise. john dickerson is in washington. john, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> evidence of a possible compromise? >> well it's a little window that opens, but probably not enough to get more than your fingers through. the president said that it would be okay to have a short level and while that exit is a two-part process, lift the debt limit but then have negotiations that would quickly follow on there. the next hurdle would be to get republicans to agree to do that. to do that, you'd have to have
negotiations be binding and full of details, the kind of details the president probably won't agree to. >> are both sides really trying to save face and is that possible as we enter day nine? >> the polls show that everybody's face is getting uglier with it. the republicans are faring worse. i think they're trying to find an exit but basically they're trying to save face and blame the other guy, and we've been stuck in that position for a while now. >> speaker john boehner has reportedly told some of his fellow republicans that he's got something up his sleeve to end this whole thing. what is that something? >> well he said that before. remember, he had plan "b" during the fiscal cliff talks, a plan that his conservatives rejected. partially what that is is just to buy time. the plan seems to be basically to put pressure on the president. say you cannot sustain this posture of no negotiation. clearly in the press conference yesterday the president is feeling a bit of that pinch,
i'll negotiate, i just won't negotiate on the specific question of raising the debt limit and tying something to it. i'm not sure there are any mysteries here that john boehner's got in his back pocket. >> do you think we're close to a turning point? i ask that because you have the u.s. chamber of commerce the national association of manufacturers, wall street ceos are calling republicans on capitol hill, then you have these outrageous stories about veterans not getting their benefits. do you think something's about to change? >> i don't know. there's a lot of -- you know all the experts that come out and say a debt limit breach would be disastrous. you then have some voices saying it wouldn't be that bad, the administration would be able to prioritize. what the experts say, if you're flying in a plane, if the tail comes off, yeah the plane won't crash immediately, but it's not good. priority tization is kind of like saying the guys in first class won't fly out the back immediately, right, but they won't be very comforted by this. that kind of scenario that people are talking about should put pressure on lawmakers but
they're not budging much. >> thank you very much john half a century after jfk's assassination we're learning new details about his presidency. we'll take you inside the kennedy white house. >> plus all that mattered on this day in 1985 a lasting tribute to a music legend. can you imagine who it is? the answer is next. big clue. >> the voice is a clue.
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beatles great john lennon on what would have been his 45th birthday. a park in new york central park was renovated to include plants from more than 150 countries. his widow called the space an international garden of peace. at its center a mosaic from italy containing the title of lennon's hit song "imagine." nearly 2.5 million people visit strawberry fields each year. this year's "new york times" includes a two-page ad to his son. >> amazing tribute. >> it really does. we see yoko out and about. americans are leaving the country for something they used to get right in their own neighborhood. >> surf, sand vacation and serious medical procedures. i'm peter greenberg, we'll bring
the rising cost of health care is causing some americans to find cheaper health care abroad. that's leading to one of the fastest growing sectors in the travel industry medical tourism. peter greenberg is with us. good morning. >> good morning, norah. americans spend more on health care than any other nation and they're causing uninsured or underinsured, many times at a fraction of the cost. 66-year-old john wilson first came to panama on vacation when
he heard about the country's first-class health care system. >> when i was at the airport and met other people coming to panama, they were talking about the medical system here. >> wilson a retired telecom worker from atlanta was told he'd need dental implants an expensive procedure his insurance didn't cover. after extensive research he ended up at panama city. still he wasn't convinced. >> so what did you do? >> i sat down and sat in the main lobby and i would watch people coming out and ask them about the quality of care they got here. they all raved about it. >> before you opened your mouth, you depended on word of mouth. >> absolutely absolutely. >> in colombia and vietnam hip replacements, one of the most popular surgeries average moreless
than $10,000. in the u.s. 50rks$,000. the same can be said. >> how much would these implants have cost you in atlanta? >> with veneers, about $7,000. >> they have indicate tored americans who were educated in the united states. they now work at hospitals affiliated with some of the most reputable hospitals in america including cleveland clinic and johns hopkins. this hospital is run by dr. m oo. >> i do rounded every day.
room by room to touch and see how the patient's doing. >> for some people traveling abroad for medical reasons is not just a money saver but a way to receive treatments not available at home. susan sportsman came here from texas for stem cell treatmentings not approved by the fda. she hopes they'll help cure her arthritis, at least in the short term. >> what i invested here i expect will be a short gain in the long run because i'll be on medications. i won't be under medications. i won't have to have joint replacement, so forth and so on. >> and if worse comes to worse, it's not a bad postcard. >> it's not. it's not bad place. >> finding this institute not only through word of mouth but checking it through a national review board. some of the procedures require a great deal of aftercare.
fars susan sportsman she told us she's pain-free and doing well and she plans to return to panama for additional treatment, and, get this a vacation in the next three months. >> peter, thank you. good morning. >> good morning. thanks for having me on. >> you say you find very few benefits in medical tourism. why? >> you know, there are benefits in terms of cost but you take an additional risk by going somewhere where you're not sure of the quality you're getting. you're another sure of the accreditation of the institution and you're taking a risk. if something goes wrong, then what do you do? >> why are things so much cheaper? >> obviously we have a very aggressive legal system. so liability is a tremendous cost. bay bore is cheaper.
a lot of our call centers are being exported there. perhaps the implants are cheaper but we don't know what they are. >> how do you find out, though if -- better question. are there some things that are good for medical tourism and some that are not? heart trance plants ought to have some reservation. >> there's risk to any surgery and that's the point you have to drive home. even cosmetic surgery as we learned from some famous people's parents having dade from it. u you can die. you really have to waive that against the benefit of saving money. >> are you saying they should. go overseas? >> i can't say that. some do very well. eesk though the risks are small, the consequences are very large.
>> back to charlie's question. i thought that was a good one. if you were going to do it for instance what would you do? >> i know any surgery has risks. >> personally unless i knew personally the physician and i knew the accreditation of the physician, no i would not. >> same with the guy who's standing outside the waiting room what did you think, what did you think doesn't seem the best way. >> how was it? i don't know you, i don't know the doctor. if somebody was thinking about doing it what would be the top recommendation? >> representative the facility and the physicians. a lot of these physicians say they were trained in the united states. that might mean they came for one month and still say they did that. you need to care care of who
your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. good morning, it's 825 in a few hours we should find out more about the woman found dead in a stairwell at san francisco general hospital. the coroner has not confirmed the identity yet but it's likely to be 57-year-old lynne spalding. she vanished from a room in the hospital three weeks ago a deadly crash in richmond closed an off-ramp early this morning. it happened just before 2 p.m. on westbound i-80 at central avenue just before 2 a.m. one person was killed. flames forced people to evacuate their home in berkeley overnight. the fire started around midnight on the top floor of a fourplex. no one was injured. traffic and weather coming up. on tempur-pedic.
good morning. we just got an update from chp on the fatal crash overnight that closed that off-ramp in richmond. another 10 minutes and hopefully they will be able to re-open the westbound 80 central avenue off-ramp. it's been closed since 2:30 a.m. with the investigation, a lot of police activity. all right. out towards the south bay northbound 280 approaching de anza we have an accident there involving a motorcycle one lane is blocked. our traffic sensors are picking up a lot of gridlock. it looks like as far back as
101. and a live look outside, here's 880, this is in oakland. northbound traffic begins to slow at 238 and looks like that up towards your downtown oakland exits. that is your latest "timesaver traffic." roberta has the forecast. >> this is the most interesting day as far as weather is concerned all week long and let me try to explain why. hi, everybody. this is our live kpix 5 high- def doppler radar looking out from mount vaca. those clouds are associated with an area of low pressure that's actually producing some light snowfall right now in the greater lake tahoe area. we have partly cloudy conditions air temperature wise 41 degrees in napa. otherwise, pretty uniform numbers into the 50s. this area of low pressure digs to the south and as it does so winds pick up behind it northwest 10 to 20. cooler air mass 64 to 76 degrees. the extended forecast, high pressure builds in providing us with sunny skies each day from thursday all the way through tuesday. enjoy.
welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour russell peters. who? is part of a revolution in comedy. tens of millions watch him on youtube. he's in our toyota green room this morning. hello, russell peters. >> hi, gayle. >> hi. we'll see why he's taking his act to netflix. >> plus more than 150 years. a new treasure hunt. the sudden event that's bringing prospectors back to the rockies. that's ahead. >> but right now it's time to show headlines from around the globe. it exploded upon entry, raining down a shock wave of fire over what is now egypt.
it kills everything in the blast. it heated the sand creating a heat of glass. scientists plan to present their findings tomorrow. the courier journal say ss shaking hands with teams is. they could face fines or other penalties if things get out of hand. so no shaking hontds. >> they will launch their first curved smartphone with a screen. the company says the angle makes it more comfortable to hold. for now it's only being released this south korea. >> c b sbscbsphilly.com finds that
78% would rather give up social media with or their spouse for a whole week. do we doubt the awe thenty it is or the actually finding of this survey? >> i drink tea. >> and you prefer it to what? >> i'm not saying. in a "wall street journal." new research finds that companies can burst productivity by moving employees around the officer few months that also helps promote assassination. >> robert dowling explains his time in court. welcome. >> welcome it's an interesting story surrounding the president and what you come out with is he selected the best and the
brightest and yet at the same time he began to doubt their recommendations and trusted his own instincts and principles. >> you know he learned on the job. he went through so many stumbles and difficulty sies of the bay of pigs. and then he met charles duvall. he said you have to make up your own mind. listen to advisers get all the advice you can, but at the end of the day, you're the responsible paefrmt and he remembered what harry truman said. the buck stops here. he e learn thad and took that to heart and the most striking example of it was in the struggles he had with his joint
chiefs of stachltff. repeatedly they wanted to talk about nuclear weapons. he said to somebody i'd real estate my kids be red than dead. >> i was fascinated by what you said about his relationship with his brother bobby. i assume thad i had always been tight. that was not the case. >> no. bobby and he went along on a trip to shay when jack was in the congress and he learned to like bobby and he found him witty, charming and then he trusted him. when he apointed him as he was criticize and he said i need somebody i can put my feet up with. they spoke -- and the only way we know some of what they talked
about was to see bobby in action at some of those meetings. >> he was tough, bobby kennedy. >> he was tough. >> we heard some of the recordings. >> exactly. it reflected jack's opinions. >> we're about to mark 50 years since the assassination of jfk. this is your second book on him. an unfinished book. what did you learn in this book? what struck your curiosity that you wanted to know more about? >> you know norah, when i saw polls that said john kennedy has an 85% approval rating, what puzzled me was why does he continue to have this phenomenal hold on the public. >> this fascination. >> fascination's important, but it's not only the assassination. >> the fascination. >> william mckinley was assassinated in 1951. nobody remembered who he was. but kennedy remembered who he
was. part of it was television. he's captured so telling. >> very good looking too. >> it's also the fact people have been so disappointed of the other presidents. sniet was a lot of the same advisers. >> it was. but i don't think kennedy would have ever done what johnson did? >> how would you know that? >> well charlie, we'll never know what he would have done but there's lots of evidence about skepticism putting ground forces on vietnam. he wu told if you put 2, 300 thousand men and women in those
junk jungle. >> what does that mean to you? >> he had high standards. he saw himself as a real list and whether it was the advisers or foreign adversaries that he had too deal with, he was tough minded. >> this group about is people like kelly odom and those. he has become part of the inner core at the white house. on the other hand did they know him well? he was like franklin roosevelt. they hold their cards closely to their chest. the only one w.h.o. knew probably was bobby and that is lost to historian as at well. >> thank you so much.
the rain and flooding that hammered last month brought along gold about opportunities. that is leading to a sudden biej for gold pros spetters. >> there's a big one. >> jerry cull ins get got it left. that's a huge piece. so this will supplement my retirement. >> the club has 65 members in 2008 since the reception it's grown to more than 265. first they get advice oven what they lie for. but the serious wannabes go see bill kun. call him the professor.
of panning. gold is about 19 times heavier than everything in a creek. >> everything lighter you wash away until the heavy gold is left. >> that's exactly right. >> then coming a reall check. >> i can see 15 to 20 kroeshts all that for 15 to 20 cents thanks, big, i feel rich already. >> it spawned the first gold rush in 1958 rj also recession in the earl america. some of the first discoveries were made in deserts, creeks and streams. like clear creek where we caught up with prospectors' club president ji long. >> e mean if there's goad here
if i wreel my hand in -- will eat gold then not a lot. >> you'll spend $100 to pay ten. by the time you pay your gas, your food yu equipment. >> hard work prevale edd. >> you can't get much better than this out on the creek all day. >> which may be why it's a fever sooest to catch. >> it can affect you pretty birthday but northeasterly as i can tell it probably won't kill you. >> for cbc th morning. russell pete sers turning comedy
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you might not have heart of russell peters so today is your lucky day. his comedy is selling out of arenas from london to madison square garden and he's using the web to laugh his way to the top. comedians like jerry seinfeld and drew carey built a following on late-night talk shows, but russell peters has shown that going online can be just as fruitful. >> oh, my god, i'm like give me a deal on the purse man. i want to pay 35 bucks. one second. i talk to my wife. that inch you. >> since his first stand jeff special was posted on youtube,
75 million people have seen his provide video. you seem like nice guy. i give you best price 34rks.50. >> he credits the internet with his growing fan base selling out shows everywhere from australia to malaysia. forbes ranked him number three on highest earning. >> i have a theory if you don't speak another language fake it. the trick is know what the other glaj is. >> now he's all set to star in the first ever comedy special. >> i'll be like -- >> and "notorious" premieres monday on netflix. netflix strikes again. when your name was brought up in a meeting, i said you mean
russell brand in comedian. >> and they're like, no this is the first russell, the real russell, the russell that matters. >> all jokes aside and i don't want to be offensive. have you heard a lot of people say no no no. >> my husband's a big fan. >> and her husband. >> you're doing well in the husband community it's always the husbands never the wives. >> do you compare yourself to sort of like soccer in terms of how it is in this country? huge all over. >> huge around the world and you can still fill arenas in america but they kind of don't dare. >> how did you know to sell it? i never did. that was 203. the first clip. >> somebody put it on youtube? >> somebody put it on youtube. there was this files sharing and then youtube came into play and my whole word changed. >> you group up in canada you're indian. >> that is correct.
you say you were bullied a lot as a kid and you use a lot of ethnic jokes. >> because i was bullied i was always conscious about not being a white kid. then i hung around the black kids. they never bothered me because they were confused by me two. like why does this black kid have straight hair. >> a lot of people think you're spanish and get offended when they talk to you and can't speak. >> it happens all the time. thank god my daughter is half. she speaks spanish, but she's getting a weird accent but she was born in america but has an accent. da-da, you comes over? >> no sweetheart, no jews are coming over. >> you talk about growing up with white kids how white kids are disciplined in your homes and you tried it with your dad.
i think that white kids weren't disciplined. that's the problem. was getting bad advice from them and now i'm trying to figure out the balance between my daughter and my parents and then the white parents and now kind of admire white parents because white parents will have conversations with their children. >> they do time-outs. >> they talk to their kids like they're human. >> and how are you disciplined? >> now that i think about it i never had any conversations with my dad, so how was your day. the only day i got it is if i skipped school and he knew it you know what i mean? >> do the audiences dif never terms of what they think is funny whether it's domestic foreign, asian versus latin america? >> i get the most diverse audience you'll ever see and everybody is waiting for their group to be called out. the only complaints i ever get is, hey, man, you didn't do any
lukt lukt lithuanian jokes. >> where is your accent from? say whatever you say and say it angry and you can do it okay go. ahead. >> i don't speak another language but if you know what another language sounds like you can fake it. i'm going to india in a couple of week as tlnld's over 200 language languages. sadly i don't any. teen indians say i don't know this dialect but this man is very an grt at the moment. >> italian. >> if you don't speak italian, use the hand gestures. end with vowels and look like you're angry and focused. >> do jamaican? are you jamaican gayle? >> no. >> i'm just checking. >> i have nothing against jamaicans. nobody's ever asked me that.
>> just everybody in brooklyn. >> good morning. first finish your party and drink your coffee and go on to work. >> what did carlin tell you? >> i met carlin in 1992 and i'd only been doing standup for flee years and i'm still such a huge carlin fan and i bumped into him on the streets. i was geeked. can you come to my house for dinner. my mom will make indian food. i said maybe we'll work. >> and then you cut through it. >> they asked if i wanted to come on the show. and i asked if i could host it and they let me host it. when i entered, my chin quivering and i got teary eyed. >> you're the number three
highest paid comedian. did you ever think you'd -- >> i never thought i'd be on the cbs morning show. how about that. i just genuinely would have been happy doing the circuit, being a complete no name. i'm happy doing what i'm doing. with or without this i'm the same guy. >> the cbs morning show is pleased to have you. >> we really are. >> thank you. >> thank you. i'm laughing because when you said you never thought you were going to be on "cbs this morning" chris who has no sense of humor said in my e.r.a. and neither did gayle. here we are, russell. you and me here we are. tomorrow morning, alicia ke
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>> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald good morning, it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego. a stanford professor has won the nobel prize in chemistry. michael levitt is among three scientists who were awarded the prize this morning. together, they lay the foundation for computer models used to understand and predict chemical processes. the san francisco man accused of operating an online black market for drugs called silk road is due in federal court today. the 29-year-old was arrested last week and is now facing drug and money laundering charges, also accused of hiring an undercover agent to kill a former coworker. and president obama is expected to nominate federal reserve vice chair janet yellen to replace ben bernanke as the new chairman of the federal
reserve. yellen was a professor at uc- berkeley in the '80s and '90s. here's roberta with the forecast. >> good morning, everybody. rise and shine to a brand-new day and a brand-new weather forecast. check it out. outside it's our live kpix weathercam looking out from the bay bridge at partly cloudy skies. this is very interesting. area of low pressure spinning over the greater lake tahoe area producing some light snow digging south. we'll clear out and have cooler air mass in its wake. so temperatures today 64 degrees at the coast, low 70s across the bay, mid-70s inland. northwest winds 10 to 20 miles per hour. pretty breezy. later today, again, sunny skies and then thursday all the way through tuesday, the abundance of sunshine. elizabeth wenger with "kcbs traffic" is coming up after this.
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good morning. we'll start off in the east bay. eastshore freeway, westbound 80 by san pablo dam road there is an accident there couple of cars involved blocking one lane and you can see some slowing behind it. it looks like from at least pinole valley road. if you are coming down the eastshore freeway, westbound 80 central avenue that off-ramp is shut down since early this morning. a fatal accident investigation. it was in the last half hour they have reopened the ramp. san mateo bridge at the speed limit.
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