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4th on the skyway. >> you are a busy lady. >> thank you. thanks for watching. captions by: caption colorado good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, november 20 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." president barack obama 's approval rating hits an all you time low. the result from a new cbs poll this morning. >> a rising star in the republican party arrested in the cocaine sting. >> we're with a tornado survivor after her priceless memories were rescued more than a hundred miles away. only on "cbs this morning" astro naught and mom after landing back on earth. >> we begin with your world in 90 seconds. >> we probably underestimated the complexities of building out
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a website that needed to work the way it should. >> obama care takes a toll on the white house. >> we now know the website is not completely built yet. >> this law will have to be repealed. how long will it take for democrats to realize that? >> the private jet crashed with four on board. two bodies have been recovered. the search continues for two other. >> u.s. congressman trey is radel facing charge as he was carrying cocaine. >> he was buying the drugs from undercover federal agents. >> deeds is in fair condition after being stabbed by his own son. >> his son is dead of a gunshot wound apparently self inflicted. a pastor has been slapped with suspension by presiding over his son's same sex marriage. >> i'm no longer accepting the
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church's hate speeches. >> zimmerman is out of jail following his arrest on domestic violence charges. his girlfriend claims he put a shotgun in her face. >> you'll have to be satisfied with his news coverage. >> all that. >> are you kidding me? >> rodriguez cameo gone horrible wrong. all you that matters. >> when the president had the heart scare, how scary was that? >> very scary. >> i wasn't that scared. >> you had obama care? >> name something you know about zombies. >> they're black. >> you shut up lady.
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welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning norah. >> good morning to you charlie. we begin this morning with the fallout from the disastrous roll out of obama care. public confidence in president barack obama and his health care law have hit an all-time low. >> a cbs poll out this morning shows 37% of americans approve of how the president is doing his job. that is lowest rating of his presidency. and in the same poll, 43% of americans say the affordable care act should be repealed. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: he says he'll have to remarket and rebrand in his words the health care law. the president's diminished credibility and rising opposition to the law will make that a significant challenge.
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a new poll shows less than a third of the country 31% of the country approve of the act. 12 point drop in one month. 61% disapprove. these are the lowest ratings registered in our poll. the survey found two-thirds of the country, 67%, believe signups for insurance under obama care are not going well a 12 point jump in one month. president barack obama b said dissatisfaction with the law is about the bun go of health website and public opinion will rebound once the site approves. >> there's no doubt we've lost time. the website is getting better each week. by the end of this month, it will be functioning for the majority of people using it. >> here's where the credibility may with at stake. our poll found 34% are confident the federal website will be fixed by the white house target date of december 1st. 64% are not.
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>> we're, wog working around the clock to fix issues. >> he told the team making emergency repairs has a major task to establish building 30-40% of the web system needed to make payments to the insurance companies. as for the december 1st deadline -- >> there's still a lot of moving parts that it wouldn't be prudent to give 100 garn% guarantees. >> reporter: remains vulnerable to hackers. >> there are critical plaus and exposures currently on the website hackers could use to ex tract sensitive information. >> reporter: chris collins asked this basic question. >> do any of you think the site will be secure november 30th? >> no. >> no. >> no. >> reporter: the white house insists is secure
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and all private financial data will be protected. at 1:05 the president will meet with officials to discuss the proposed fix on how the insurance policies can be reinstituted. >> john dickerson is here. good morning. >> good morning. >> there's more than approval ratings. >> the trust for the president. people have gone back and forth over the years not liking sperveg issues. they've always trusted the president. in our poll the numbers dropped 60% trusted him in december down to 49%. why is that a problem? the president has not only got to convince people the website works again. he's got to convince the underlying law is working. that's a number of instances he'll put the best face on things. they're not going to believe him or he's trying to put the best face on things but if it
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doesn't turn out to be true what he says credibility numbers drop. that's hard to get back from a dropped number. >> you talk about the all-time low in his approval ratings and yet haven't seen that much change in number of americans that want this law repealed. >> in july the number of americans that wanted it repealed was 39%. now that number is 43%. that's a little more that want hit but it's only a little more. given the devastating news for this law recently you might are the expect that to be higher. there's a chance people want it fixed and haven't abandoned it completely. >> what about what happened on capitol hill yesterday? now the president still promised the white house would be ready at the end of november. security experts say it's not going to be secure and computer experts say there's still a lot to do on this website. >> we get back to credible. when it gets to the end of the month and the website isn't working and security issues are
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out there, the president has to level with people. you get credibility back by an emergency that distracts or being candid about what's really happening. >> what about the democrats in congress? >> democrats want another issue. when we hear a budget debate in week democrats want something to take to voters and say there's no opponent in this. democrats are fighting. the president is fights his own promises. they need an opponent. they need a republican to attack to change the subject. >> they want it to be january 15th when the government runs out of money. they want it to be so they can talk about that. >> any date any issue, they'll take anything. >> john dickerson, thank you. a florida congressman is in a washington d.c. courtroom after being charged with cocaine possession. representative radel faces jail
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time. >> reporter: good morning. congressman radel pled guilty to one count of drug possession. the prosecutor said he actually purchased cocaine multiple times using it alone and with others. >> for republicans, trey was a fresh young face 37-year-old former use anchor and new father who dubbed himself a hip hop conservative. charging documents claim the first term congressman partied too hard october 29th when he unlawfully knowingly and intentionally possessed an unspecified amount of cocaine. reporters that went to his office tuesday found the door locked. he missed afternoon votes. in a statement and on social media he says i struggle with the disease of alcoholism. this led to an extremely
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irresponsible choice. as the father of a young son and husband to a wife i need to get help and be a better man to both of them. radel got caught buying cocaine as an undercover officer posing as a dealer in a neighborhood not far from the u.s. capitol. it was a string operation for a drug dealer who tipped off police to the alleged congressman clietn. the district including fort myers is heavily republican. the website buzz feed asked democratic leader nancy pelosi tuesday night what she thought about his conduct. >> he escape theed out of edstepped out of line. >> a speaker told us members of congress should be held to the highest of standards. the alleged crime will be handled by the courts. beyond that this is between
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radel his family and constituents. >> reporter: this may sound like the plot from a tv drama, but it's actually quite rare the last time a sitting member of congress was charged with drug possession back in 1982. all right. nancy, thank you. and two people are confirmed dead in a massive search underway for two others after the air ambulance plane crashed a mile off the florida coast last night. the leer jet went down three miles from the airport where it took off. moments into the flight the pilot reported mechanical trouble. >> turn left hitting 330. may day may day may day. >> two pilots and medical personnel were on board. they dropped off a patient in fort lauderdale and were returning to mexico where the jet is registered. a deadly suicide bombing
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that targeted in lebanon appears to be linked to an al qaeda-linked group that carried out the attack that killed at least 23 people. this morning it's threatening more violence unless the hezbollah ends. we were able to make our way to the blast site and reports from out side the embassy. >> reporter: good many. this is the spot the second suicide bomber detonated the vehicle next to the embassy. you can see how large the crater is. if you follow me over here to this side of the street you can see the scales of the destruction to ordinary residential neighborhoods. the cars all along this block have been completely destroyed. if you look up at the apartments here all the windows have been blown out. it's easy to see why the death toll was so high here. now investigators are combing through the wreckage looking for
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clues and evidence. they want to find out who was responsible for this attack. one group has claimed responsibility. they're called the abdullah brigade. they're a little known group with ties to al qaeda. they say the bombs were in retaliation for the support of the war in syria. this is not the first time lebanon has had the brunt of this. many worry this works escalation. many here fought their own civil war 15 years. they're concerned that could possibly happen again. for "cbs this morning," clarissa ward beirut. >> in the u.s. iran and world powers resume nuclear negotiations in geneva switzerland. talks there ten days nearly reached a day. this morning, iran's supreme leader issued a warning saying
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his country would not relinquish rights. he says negotiators won't cross certain red lines. iran has signalled a willingness to curb the program in exchange for lifting of some economic sanctions. a deal between afghanistan and u.s. is stalled one day before leaders are set to debate the agreement for next year's weight drawl deadline. the president wants a letter signed by president barack obama expressing regret over civilian victims. a senior department official tells cbs news no letter has been drafted yet. fema teams swift through the area where 1,000 homes were damaged or destroyed by sunday's storms. some evacuees will be able to return home today to collect
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things. the twister hit with 190 miles per hour winds. six people died across the state. two more in michigan. a pennsylvania pastor is defying his church this morning after being suspended tuesday for official yating his son's same sex marriage. he may be asked to step down. >> pastor frank has led the church for the past 11 years in pennsylvania. tuesday night he learned that might soon be coming to an end. >> joining hands with supporters and wearing a rainbow colored stol, the minister remained de defiant for his support. >> i feel i have to be an
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outspoken advocate for all lesbian, gray, transgender people. >> his talks are at odds with his preachings. this stems from a decision he made in 2007 to official his son's wedding to another man. >> our ministers are not to officialat o same sex marriages. >> we are to stop beloving children in the name of christ. he asked us to love our neighbor, to love and care for our neighbor. that's what i'm here to do. >> the issue sparked debate among members of the congregation. we're proud to stand with pastor frank. >> this is a message i think would be hurtful in the long run. >> church members have asked him to never again perform same sex marriages, something the pastor
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simply won't agree to. >> i'm here to tell you i will not change my mind. what i said is the truth and the full truth. we'll see how the church is going to deal with it in 30 days. >> the prosecutor in this case gave schaefer an opportunity to repent for actions and vow to never again perform a same sex marriage. he declined. we'll see what happens at the end of his 30 day suspension. time to hoshow you headlines from the globe. more than half of middle age men had symptoms up to a month before their heart suddenly stopped. symptoms include chest pains and shortness of breath. the wall street journal reports president barack obama would receive a peace meal approach to immigration. elements of a senate bill pass aed in june. >> if they want to chop that up
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into five pieces as long as all five pieces get done i don't care what it looks like. as long as it's actually delivering on those core values that we talk about. >> the president says he's optimistic congress would pass the bill by the end of the year. a supreme court won't block abortions performed in texas. admitting privileges at a local hospital are not permitted. abortion clinics have halted services. a bill today to overhaul the way the military handles sexual assault cases, harry reid supports the bill 50th of the measure. zimmerman, acquitted in the shooting death of trayvon martin is free on bail. he was in court yesterday on charges related to domestic violence stemming from an incident with his girlfriend.
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the girlfriend an good morning. if you are headed outside, of course plenty of rainfall overnight and we're not done just yet. we're into more showers mode now but we'll see cloudy skies outside, occasional showers wandering on through maybe a couple of sunny breaks but even this afternoon we could see a few thunderstorms pop up. hi-def doppler radar showing up with those showers sweeping through the bay area. still, there's more off the coastline. temperatures will stay cool with showery weather, 50s and 60s. looks like maybe a lingering shower for tomorrow. then dry and warmer this weekend. report sponsored by jcpenney, jingle more bells this christmas than ever.
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a state a state senator stabbed in his own home. the suspect is his son who is dead. did the mental health system open the door to tragedy? memorials blown more than 100 miles away. >> how did you feel when you saw it in the. >> we broke down crying. that's all i have left of him. files not seen in decades on the killer of jfk's assassin. >> i'm in the place lee harvey oswald was shot. we have documents that may help
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university of california medical kers are on strike good morning. 7:26. i'm frank mallicoat. here are your news headlines around the bay area. around 21,000 university of california medical center workers all on strike today of a judge has barred about 50 critical care workers from joining the strike. the union has been working without a contract for a year. mystery man reported seeing a person in a locked stairwell at sf general has stepped forward. a hospital spokesman confirming he is an employee at the hospital. last month he reported seeing 57-year-old patient lynne spalding on the stairway there. traffic and your wet weather forecast coming up right after the break.
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good morning. backups heading toward the bay bridge toll plaza are bad. all the approaches are really stacked up 580 to 24 and down the eastshore freeway almost 45 minutes now on westbound 80
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carquinez bridge to the maze. so really backed up approaching san francisco. all lanes back open through marin county, southbound 101 paradise drive. we had an overturn accident. still seeing some slowing in our cameras though from beyond the 580 interchange. so even though the traffic alert is canceled, still give yourself some extra time. bart now back on time but the hyde street cable car line reports delays. that's traffic, here's lawrence. >> we are seeing showers overnight more showers to come a little fog out there and drizzle too so yeah be prepared the weather is going to stay unsettled looking towards the bay bridge hard to see through the fog and drizzle outside right now. hi-def doppler radar has been tracking some of those showers overnight. you can see those passing by. the steady ran has ended but you can see just off to your left of the screen there, there's more rain on the way. that will be pushing in a little later on this morning through the middle of the day. temperatures going to stay cool. numbers now in the 50s. by the afternoon, even a chance of thunderstorms.
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okay. watch this. oh. that had to hurt. golf legend chi chi rodriguez probably wants a mulligan after teeing up a trick shot that went wrong. the 78-year-old hall of famer was trying to break a frame of glass for a tv reality show. as you see, he got nailed. as you see, he walked it off. completed it with a second shot. love chi chi. that's probably his 5 iron. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, captain sully sullenberger joins us to look at an alarming new report on american pilots. some are using their skill to fly a jet manually. plus the powerful tornadoes that blew through illinois blew
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debris everywhere, including prized possessions. we're going to show you one facebook picture that blew 100 miles from home. that's a story ahead. an attack on politicians. advocates say too many patients are not getting help when they desperately need it. jan crawford is in washington. jan, good morning. >> good morning, charlie, norah. creigh deeds is a well known virginia state senator. this morning he's in the hospital after police say he was apparently stabbed by his son who reportedly was turned away from mental health "treme" just a day before. >> i'm creigh deeds. i was raised in virginia and never left. >> creigh has been there for the paem people of virginia.
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>> reporter: during the campaign this was a frequent image, creigh with his son gus. on sunday the 55-year-old father was attacked stabbed multiple times by his 24-year-old son. >> we are looking at this as an attempted more add suicide. >> reporter: gus was a student at the college of william and mair but in a statement the school confirmed he withdrew last month. according to mull. snups he was under an emergency custody order on monday that required a mental health evaluation and was released because there wasn't a psychiatric bed available. they treat people with severe skiz oh fren rah and bipolar disorder. >> we're not surprised because there aren't enough beds
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anywhere. >> reporter: they have a dire shortage of psychiatric beds only enough to take care of a third that it needs. over a five-year period the number of psychiatric beds drop 14d%. >> the fact of the matter is things like this happen every single tay all over america and we just don't hear about them. >> now, a virginia state delegate who spent the day with the family at the hospital said that senator deeds was very close to gus. and, charlie and norah, he said he had
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policy where they're going to be testing overweight pilots. why is that important? >> it's important because there is apparently a connection between certain neck size an certain boz mass index and certain sleep issues. and, of course sleep issues are very important for pilots and air traffic controllers. undiagnosed and treated they can let to decreased performance and alertness. >> thanks. they're trying to pin doubt the exact number of tornados that struck sunday. at least 11 are known to have hit the state. survivors are collecting pieces of their lives. some items are being
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week's disaster but some small gestures are helping them cope. they've been searching for days. sifting a mountain range of refuge for a few important items for themselves and their loved ones. the cards, letters and photographs lost amid the ruins of washington illinois. for becky holthe keepsakes keep turning up nearby and far away. >> anything anything is bettser than nothing. we found one yesterday and a couple today, but one that's of me and my son and his dad, that was found by bolingbrook, illinois. >> bolingbrook, illinois. >> a friend heard someone posted
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a picture on facebook a photo found on the ground 120 miles away, a picture of becky, her ex-husband jim, and their son grant who died 19 years ago at the age of 2 1/2 months from heart problems. >> how did you feel when you saw it? >> we broke down crying actually because that's all i have left of him. >> reporter: does it sort of make you feel whole again? >> very much so. material things objects, clothing, household goods, those things can all be replaced. but memories and things that help you with those memories they can't be replaced. >> on monday came news about another family treasure. her late father's obituary. >> his funeral card was found by midway airport, chicago. >> reporter: midway airport is 140 miles an way. >> that's like 2, 2 1/2 hours
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north. it's crazy. >> reporter: was that something that showed um o than web page? >> yes. it with us on that facebook page. >> reporter: then on tuesday someone located her son's remembrance card handed out at his funeral. it was found right there in the middle of all that. >> i together piece by piece. charlie, norah? >> dean thank you. what an incredible story. >> how important those things are to somebody trying to remember. >> finding remembrance koofrsd her son before he passed away. coming up only on "cbs this morning," anna werner
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the days that followed jfk's assassination were filled ruby who gunned down lee har val oswald. an in westerner is in the basement of the dallas police headquarters. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're at the spot where lee harvey oswald whiz shot by jack ruby. he was charged and tried in dallas county and for years the district attorney has been hanging onto the many boxes of evidence from that trial. now we've been given exclusive look at documents unseen for
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decades. there are boxes upon boxes of documents and artifacts from the dallas county district attorney's prosecution of jack ruby in 1964. we were allowed exclusive access to comb through those boxes. among the items here ruby's gun holster and the aluminum brass knuckles he carried along with membership cards from his nightclub, the carousel club. even a photo card of a strip girl. >> this is a treasure trov that gets into the mind of jack ruby. >> reporter: he's studied the kennedy assassination for over 40 years. we asked him to help examine the files like a letter sent by lee harvey oswald's mother mar marguerite by disputing that her
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son killed the president and jack ruby's lie detector test where ruby was asked did you shoot lee harvey oswald to save mrs. kennedy a trial? ruby said yes. it may answer long unsettled questions about how he was able to shoot oswald as he was being led out of headquarters. the day oswalt was shot dallas police officer roy vaughn was on duty. some laters speculate thad vaughn might have let ruby in on purpose, a suggestion that bothered him for decades. nancy kennimer is vaughn's daughter. >> do you think he felt like his integrity was questioned? >> i do. he said that later in some interviews. he said that's one thing you don't want taken away from you is your integrity. >> reporter: but perry says these documents should put those
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suspicions to rest. it's a memo at the time from henry wade that indicated while being interviewed jack ruby told when he slipped down vaughn did not see him. what's more ruby didn't even know vaughn's name. >> you feel like that officer's name can be cleared. >> can absolutely be vindicated by this. >> vaughn never saw the documents. the 30-year officer who went on to serve as police chief died in 2010. >> i wish my dad were alive and he knew about this because even though i trust that he was innocent of any wrongdoing, i think it would mean something to him to see this paperwork. >> there are undoubtedly many people who would like to see these documents and items. the dallas district attorney craig watkins is going to give public officials and the media a special preview tonight and he's putting some items on loan to the sixth floor museum.
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your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald good morning. 7:56. proposed change to vallejo high's apache mascot going before the school district today. some think it honors the spirit of the apache. others say it's offensive. about 21,000 workers staging a one-day strike against five university of california medical centers. the strike was called as a response to what the union says was illegal intimidation against members who participated in a two-day walkout this past may. >> and the bay area getting some much welcomed rain this morning. it's the first big rain of the season after two months with absolutely nothing. and don't put the umbrella away just yet. parts of the bay could see rain through thursday. lawrence has your forecast and liz has your wet traffic and much more coming up right after the break.
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good morning. a bus fire in hayward is causing slowdowns on northbound 880 before highway 92. you can see the bus involved and all the people that had to evacuate. looks like the bus is no longer on fire but fire crews are still out there. it's causing delays now. it's blocking lanes and it's stop and go from hayward, northbound towards oakland. our downtown oakland camera shows a lot of backups there, as well. marin county commute also delayed. here's lawrence with your forecast. >> we have a lot of rain overnight. still seeing clouds, fog, some sprinkles and a few showers and more to come toward ocean beach. looks soupy there in your skies. we have plenty of moisture outside. you can see that next batch of rainfall off the coastline on our hi-def doppler radar. that's going to be moving in this morning. rain through tomorrow.
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♪ hey, good morning, charlie, good morning everybody. it's 8:00 a.m. in the west. and welcome back to "cbs this morning." the president's approval rating takes a sharp drop over obama care. most people say the problems will not be fixed on time. former president george w. bush sits down with jay leno. and he talks about his recent heart scare and how painting has changed his life. and first on "cbs this morning," astronaut and mom karen nighberg recounts her hair raising sky mission. first today's eye opener @ 8:00. >> the president said he'd have to relaunch a new campaign to remarket, rebrand, in his words, the health care law. >> at the end of the month if
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the website isn't working, the president then has to level with people. >> congressman radel just pled guilty to one count of drug possession. the prosecutor said he purchased cocaine multiple times. two are confirmed dead and a massive search is under way for two others after their air ambulance plane crashed about a mile off the florida coast last night. this is the spot where that second suicide bomber detonated his vehicle. the state senate is in the hospital recovering after police say he was apparently stabbed by his son. >> it will take a long time for the people here to recover, but some small gestures are helping them cope. >> memories and things that help you with those memories they can't be replaced. >> we are here at the spot where the president's assassin lee harvey oswald was shot by jack ruby. we've been given an exclusive look at documents unseen for
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decades. >> the president's not only got to convince people the website works again, then he's got to convince them that the underlying law is working. >> obama offered alternative ways to enroll such as using the mail. then the president got back on his horse and rode off to spread the news to the next town. i'm charlie rose with norah o'donnell. gayle king is off. a new poll shows president obama's public support at an all-time low for the survey. 37% of americans approve of the job he is doing as president. that number has fallen 9% since the president launched its troubled health insurance website last month. >> the poll also shows 64% of americans are not confident that health will be fixed by december 1st. the president defended his health care law yesterday. >> i am confident that the model that we built, which works off of the existing private
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insurance system is one that will succeed. we are going to have to a, fix the website, so everybody feels confident about that. we're going to have to obviously, remarket and rebrand, and that will be challenging in this political environment. but keep in mind in first month we also had 12 million people visit the site. the demand is there. >> one of the big concerns with is security. a group of online security experts told a house committee tuesday the site could easily by hacked. republican congressman chris collins asked about the safety of customers' private information. >> do any of you today think today that the site is secure? >> no. >> no. >> no. >> no. >> while this is a hypothetical in your opinion, do any of you think the site will be secure on november 30th? >> no.
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>> no. >> no. >> no. >>'s managers say security is the website top priority and they test it every day. the president's approval rating in our cbs news poll has dropped 15 points during his second term but he's still more popular than his predecessor was back in 2005 ten months into his second term. president george w. bush had a 35% aprival rating compared to president obama's 33%. laura bush made an appearance on "the tonight show." >> now president obama's kind of getting all the late night jokes now. >> better him than me. >> that's right. you look much more relaxed. >> no kidding. >> no but i mean -- i mean -- >> duh. >> when the president had that heart scare, how scary was that?
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>> it was scary. it was very scary. >> i wasn't that scared. >> you had obama care? >> i didn't behave that well when i was younger. like i might have smoked something, for example. >> yeah. >> and it just the plaque builds up for a lot of reason and mine got pretty significant there. >> yeah any ed aadvice for the mayor of toronto. >> i think that was a no. >> good to see the bushes looking so well. laura bush was just here recently, she looked very healthy. >> interesting the president said that painting had changed his life. >> changed his life yeah. he's painted hundreds and hundreds of pictures and takes lessons is every week. >> takes it seriously. >> the presidency is very tough on the men who have been there. and we should turn now to the tornado survivors in
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washington illinois. they're being allowed back into their homes today. more than a thousand houses were damaged or destroyed in that city sunday. and today the town of moore, oklahoma, marks six months since a massive tornado struck there. it had winds of more than 200 miles per hour. 24 people were killed and the twister cut a huge path through the central oklahoma town. among the structures destroyed a playground. and we're in moore with an update on the recovery. manuel, good morning. >> good morning, norah and charlie. when that f-5 tornado blasted through moore, it obliterated this park. you can see part of it remains closed. as people here started to rebuild they felt a new park was something they needed to help get them back on track. in the weeks after the moore tornado, parents like mandy kincannon realized how much they missed having a playground for their children. >> first time we drove past the
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park. she put her hands up to her mouth and started crying. mom, my park. >> reporter: while they focused on more important tasks of helping those who lost homes and loved one, they never forgot their park. >> they grew up here. so they remember good times here. when they see it destroyed or damaged, i mean it hurts them in a personal way. >> reporter: so these are the steps that led to the playground. >> yeah. >> reporter: parks and rec director todd jensen was skeptical when he got a call from someone offering to help. that person was charlie brown, a resident of joplin missouri, a town devastated by his own tornado. >> he said how much is this going to cost? i said it's free. >> reporter: brown had raised new money for the park by placing it third in coca-cola's favorite park contest. brown helped launch a similar campaign on behalf of moore, encouraging people from across
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the nation to vote. why is it so important to step up even when it's not your community? >> i hope this inspires people to know that you don't have to be in the heart of the disaster to help out. >> one, two, three. >> reporter: veterans memorial park won the contest and $100,000. >> we couldn't have done it without him. and the kids that will be here generations from now enjoying this playground have him to thank for it. >> reporter: for mandy kincannon a new park restores hope in the future that nature nearly destroyed. >> when it comes back it will help heal our broken hearts a little bit. i won't fix it. but it's still a place where all of us together can build new good memories. >> reporter: damage to the park is estimated at $600,000. the grant will cover only part of that but officials here say they still hope to have that new playground open in about six months. charlie and norah. >> manuel thank you.
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another follow-up on another moore, oklahoma tornado survivor. immediately after the disaster our cameras captured barbara's reunion with her dog. she found him alive in the rubble. after viewers saw their story on "cbs this morning," $73,000 poured in to help garcia build a new home. >> god spared me and he spared him. i had a prayer you know god take care of both of us. and he did. >> reporter: barbara and bowser moved into their new home last month. what a great story. >> that was so incredible. i remember when they found bowser. all she wanted. her home was destroyed. she wanted her dog. anna warner was there. >> a great moment. the damage was all around all the rubble and she hears the sound of the dog and anna points out, there is bowser. >> as i recall she did not have insurance. good to see people have helped her get a new
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a city of hate that is the label dallas lived withft a city of hate that's the label that dallas lived with after the jfk assassination. how the hit series "dallas" and the cowboys football team helped turn things around. that's ahead on "cbs this morning." ♪ clouds ♪ when you have diabetes like i do, you want a way to help minimize blood sugar spikes. support heart health. and your immune system. now there's new glucerna advance with three benefits in one. [ male announcer ] new glucerna advance. from the brand doctors recommend most. if you're seeing spots before your eyes... it's time... for aveeno® positively radiant® face moisturizer. [ female announcer ] only aveeno® has an active naturals total soy formula that instantly
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price is right jim that's drew carey lip syncing the words to "like a rolling stone." you get to do the editing yourself. users can use remote controls flipping over to various channels to watch hosts sing along. >> that looks pretty cool. and karen nyberg return to earth after nearly six months aboard the international space station. she's giving her first interview since returning to us. learn what it's like being a wife mother and astronaut in orbit. with her little toddler son back at home. that's ahead on "cbs this morning." >> nice shot. ♪ how does it feel ♪
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friday marks 50 years since the assassination of john f. kennedy. we he was killed lee harvey oswald was held accountable. so were nearly 700,000 other
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people. mo rocca is with us. good morning. >> good morning. it's hard to imagine today but there was a time when many parents told their kids the city of dallas was to blame for the president's murder. on november 22nd 1963 president and mrs. kennedy were greeted wi a rapture of a welcome. but they would also see this unwelcome ad in the news. >> they don't see that. >> no they don't. >> reporter: gary mack is curator at the sixth floor museum at dealey plaza. >> he raid a little bit of it and turned to jackie and said well we're headed into nut country today. >> reporter: indeed dallas already had a reputation when weeks before a u.s. ambassador visited and an angry protester whacked him on the head with her
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sign. also lynn done b. johnson and his wife were -- >> do you remember think tagt time, oh yes. i was there. >> adams was one of those protesters. >> i was way back by the cigar counter, and i heard all of this commotion up in front and i thought, that just sounds terrible terrible, and i am not staying here i'm leaving, which i did. >> reporter: on november 22nd adams was hosting a ladies' luncheon when she heard the terrible news. >> it was a horrible shock, horrible, in every single possible way that you can imagine, that this president was killed in our city. >> reporter: did you worry that dallas -- >> you didn't have to worry because we were instantly blamed, and it started almost instantaneously because of those other incidents, and i -- so
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yes. along with grieving for the president. >> was grieving for the city? >> yes. the city that we love. >> reporter: dallas was branded the city of hate. >> you'd be doing fine in a conversation until you reached the "where are you from" question, and the tone changed almost instantly. >> reporter: robert decker is the great grandson for graham dealey for whom dealey plaza is named. >> the city of dallas didn't do well with the assassination. that's a well known fact i really have to tell you i was offended that that's all they really wanted to see in our city. >> but what happened in dallas could not be erased so adams would lead an effort to turn the revealed building into an museum.
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>> i went from not wanting to look into that direction to realizing that something needed to be done. >> reporter: over the years two other things would help change the way the world saw the city. >> things started to change once the dallas cowboys became a winning football team and then this tv series with larry hagman called "dallas" appeared. ♪ the kennedy assassination was still part of it but not the main part anymore. >> reporter: maybe not the main part but the indelible part of dallas's story. >> what happened here was one of the great tragedies in the history of our country. it could have happened anywhere but it happened here and we bare responsibility of commemorating the life of great american who was here in dallas having actually a very good day. >> and for a time th >> and for tying the site of the assassination with dallas's number one tourist attraction
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why isn't memphis known as the city that killed martin luther king? >> why do you think dallas is so singled out? >> dallas was a magnet for a few very loud infamous right wing fellows light the former publisher of the dallas morning news and major general edwin walker. the problem is that of course that lee harvey oswald was a radical left winger erwinger. and a child's dream turned into a smash hit at the movie theater. the director of gravity is in our toyota green room along with his son, jonas. we'll find out how they created those amazing special effects.
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reject a disputed contract proposal tomorrow... bart unions the good morning. it's 8:25. i'm michelle griego. the bart board is expected to reject a disputed contract proposal tomorrow. bart unions had already ratified the contract when it was found to include a family leave provision. bart management says the provision should not have been there. happening today, a proposed change to vallejo high's apache mascot is coming before the school district. some say it honors the spirits of apache, others are offended. if the board opts to change the mascot, it will retain the current colors. oakland has a transgender remembrance ceremony planned this afternoon. it's inspired by luke fleischman a teen whose skirt was recently set on fire on an ac transit bus. stay with us, traffic and weather coming up.
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good morning. a rough commute in marin county after an earlier traffic alert. it's jammed solid from novato. this is ygnacio, all the way down southbound towards corte madera. the drive time 51 minutes between novato and san rafael. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. all the approaches are very backed up. it extends east of the maze may
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see right now and also major delays crossing the dumbarton bridge westbound 84, we have a serious accident approaching university avenue. traffic is being directed towards willow. that is your "kcbs traffic report." for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> much-needed rainfall overnight, catching a break now. a lot of clouds out there, and well, still some sprinkles to be had. but overlooking san jose, a little broken but there is more on the way. in fact, our hi-def doppler radar showing you some of that. you see the bay area quiet now but look at the big batch of moisture off the coastline. that will be coming in shortly. possibility of showers and thunderstorms as we head in toward the afternoon. temperatures right now running in the 50s outside. fairly mild right now with the cloud cover. more rain is coming our way. it will be wet off and on throughout the afternoon with chance of thunderstorms. chance of showers thursday. dry and warmer over the weekend.
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♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour "gravity" is soaring towards half a billion dollars at the box office. it is the biggest movie ever for sandra bullock and george clooney. wouldn't have happened without an incredible father and son team. a nine-time grammy winner but the music he loved was banned in his native cuba. see how he is being honored today. that is ahead. right now time to show you this morning's headlines from
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around the globe. kennedy told abe that president obama has a strong alliance to the country. "people" magazine chose adam levine as this year's sexiest man alive. "usa today" says 29 tiny satellites are headed to orbit. this morning they are aboard the rocket which launched last night. one of the small satellites is controlled by parts of a smart phone, another is built by high school students. and nasa astronaut karen nyberg is back on earth. she is the 50th woman to go to space. in her first intererrinterview she speaks about their reunion and
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life in orbit. >> reporter: astronaut by day, wife and mother 24/7. >> i feel like i have accomplished a dream that i have set out for. >> reporter: she just returned to earth after living and working on the international space station since may. >> when you saw your son for the first time? >> he was running and it was special. he kind of stared at me for a while. it is real mommy this time. it is not a video of mommy. >> that is the only way you see me for 5 1/2 months. >> living like few others have in the name of science and exploration. while her husband can probably relate it is still a long time to be so far from home. but nyberg says it is really not lonely out in space. >> it is like being with your brothers and you get comfortable with them. it is like -- it has to be like
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a family. >> reporter: living life 250 miles above the earth is no small feat. >> blasted off into outer space. what scares you? >> i wouldn't call it scary. >> an interview would be more scary. >> reporter: but in space the stakes are much higher. >> probably the thing that got my heart rate up the most was the cargo vehicle that came in during the middle of a mission. >> you can see the htv that karen nyberg will latch on to. >> i am at the controls. if i don't capture everything we will be lost. that can get your heart rate going. >> after all she has accomplished her modesty stands out. do you feel like a superhero? >> no. not in the least. i'm just an average person i
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think. you know i have had an average american upbringing. someone else in my situation might not think they can do it. hopefully i can inspire them. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning" michelle miller houston. from a real astronaut we turn to the science fiction blockbuster film "gravity". director james cameron calls it the best fake film ever. it comes from the imagination of a father/son team. before we speak with them, a look at "gravity." welcome. it is great to have you here. >> thank you. >> it is a sensational film of
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the year. how long have you wanted to make this kind of move? >> well it probably was in the back of my head since i was a kid. then it took us 4 1/2 years to make. >> how did it come to you? >> years ago we started talking about another project and talking about the kinds of movies we liked and talked about the possibility of doing a film where through nonstop action and suspense. >> is it the suspense in terms of what will happen to the characters or have you done something spectacular with technology? >> the technology was a product of the emotional journey and the things we are trying to convey.
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the technology was a product of shooting a movie in space because it is the story of a woman going through adversity. it is about rebirth. able to make the film. >> why do you want people to see it in 3 d as opposed to 2 d in. >> the original title when we were writing was "gravity and space adventure in 3 d." we want you to feel like you are there, it is more of a primal journey. >> i have known alphonso for a number of years. is he the reason you went into film making? >> i always like -- you always try to run away from your parents foot steps.
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at some point you realize that like you have been bombarded by it your whole life it becomes natural to you. >> let's talk about the stars of this film. i mean george clooney and sandra bullock people are talking about oscars that it is their best film ever for both of them. they are incredibly accomplished. >> when you have sandra and george -- [ laughter ] >> talk about where you think it expanded george clooney's range, for instance? he has been in a lot of great movies. >> i think he is great in every single film. when you are working with george you are not working only with an amazing actor, an amazing writer and director.
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a guy who is very quiet and respectful. the moment that he sees you hesitating or in trouble he is there to help you. and he is just there for the film. >> and sandra? >> sandra is fearless. it's so visible. it is so precise, so disciplined and so wise in terms of the emotional emotional. >> what was the hardest thing about the movie? >> gravity. >> re-creating what gravity is like. >> trying to give the illusion of gravity. it was hard for everybody around and for the actors. for the actors it was really tough because they were performing against nothing.
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most of the film was reprogrammed. so it was like a very complicated choreography. >> and they share everything they do? >> a little insider there. >> congratulations. incredible. thanks. and "gravity" is in theaters now. you will
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weather.. 50 years ago jfk created the presidential medal of freedom. today 16 people earn the nation's high civilian honor at the white house. among them former president george clinton, country singer loretta lynn rks gloria steinem and oprah winfrey.
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arturo sandoval won nine. he shows us how he escaped tyranny tyranny. >> reporter: he not only plays music. he lives it. >> in 1961 and never stopped. >> reporter: his afro-infused cuban music won him awards but none is greater than the one he gets today. >> reporter: you're going to get the medal of freedom. >> what i like is the last part of the medal, freedom. because i always said no freedom, no life. >> reporter: for sandoval music is freedom. he was born dirt poor in cuba grew up under the come nifts regime or fidel castro. a trumpet, a gift from his aunt would change his world. after studying at the
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prestigious school of art, the concept would chavg his whole life. >> have you ever heard any jazz? i said what's that? >> reporter: the man play add record of dizzy gillespie and johnny parker. >> i went crazy. said how do those people play so good and so fast and so well. >> reporter: there wasn't much jazz on the island of cuba at the time? >> no. zero. >> reporter: not on the radio. >> no. because they called that the music of imperialism. >> reporter: so he listened to jazz clan december tanltly. >> reporter: you love the voice of imperial music. >> oh i love imperial music and the imperial lis tick way of living. >> reporter: he says music changed his life. it was a musician actually. trumpeter dizzy gillespie
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visited cuba in 1977 and sandoval worked his way into being gillespie's private driver. he was blown away. as he told "cbs sunday morning" in 1993 his driver could play. >> this guy -- >> sandoval didn't speak english. gillespie didn't speak spanish. they shared the language of music. >> i believe it was a gift from god. >> reporter: the relationship that starts as teacher and student became like father and son son. gillespie recognized sand val's talent and so did the communist government of cuba. it allowed him to travel with gillespie as a sort of good will ambassador. >> he was, you know a special human being. >> reporter: a special human being who ultimately helped you get to the u.s.
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>> that's very true. >> reporter: sandoval had been traveling throughout the world for more than a decade always looking to is skate cuba with his family. he finally got it while playing with guesspy in 1990. >> i was with him. when the . >> i was in cuba when they made a mistake and gave my wife and son special permission to go to europe. that was the opportunity i was looking for. >> he was in italy. his wife and son had gotten to london but cuban agents were coming to take them back. >> i went to dizzy gillespie's room at 1:30 in the morning. he was sleeping. i said this is it. i have to move now. i got a call there. i'm going to call the white house. >> with the help of quayle
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sandoval and his familiar were spirit wade to new york. >> sounds like a movie. >> it is a movie. it is. but it's a very true movie. >> reporter: eight years after that harrowing escape sandoval was granted u.s. citizen ship. dizzy gillespie didn't live to seem the dream he helped come true. >> reporter: is america all you had hoped and imagined? >> much better than that. i couldn't imagine. so good yeah. >> reporter: at 64 his tempo hasn't slowed. he and his family live in los angeles where he makes music all the time. freedom for me is the most important word in the entire nation. ♪ >> i love the u.s., man. i love the u.s. ♪
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>> reporter: today the u.s. says the feeling is mutual. for "cbs this morning," bill whitaker los angeles. >> once again, bill clinton, oprah winfrey, gloria steinem, which is the reason we miss gayle today. >> i know but we'll get a full report from her tomorrow as they honor all these people with the presidential medal of freedom. incredible. >> he said it so well. it's the second word i like so much. >> freedom. freedom. and tomorrow on "cbs this morning," every girl's dream. french luxury
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headlines... a proposed change to vallejo high's 'apache' mascot goes before the school district today. some good morning, everyone. it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego. a proposed change to vallejo high's apache mascot goes before the school district today. some think the mascot honors the spirit of the apache, others feel it's offensive. about 21,000 workers are on strike against five university of california medical centers. the one-day strike was called in response to the union's claim of illegal intimidation. the bay area is getting welcome rain this morning the first rain of the season after almost two months with nothing. and don't put away the umbrellas just yet. parts of the bay could be seeing rain through thursday. isn't that right, lawrence?
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>> yes, rain and maybe some thunderstorms, michelle. could be a very interesting day ahead. a lot of clouds out there now. in fact, we have seen the rainfall overnight and then some sprinkles and some fog out there but there's a big batch of rain that's just off the coastline. you can see it now on our hi- def doppler radar. we have yellows on the screen. so i think we can get a nice little soaking in the next few hours. and it looks like there's more to come. today those temperatures are going to stay cool, 50s and 60s for highs. as we look toward the next couple of days, slight chance of a lingering shower into tomorrow then drying out. a whole lot more sunshine coming our way with above- normal temperatures. staying dry through the first part of next week. we are going to check out your "kcbs traffic" coming up next. hey, that's the last crescent! oh, did you want it? yeah. we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light buttery and flakey. that's half. that's not half! guys, i have more. thanks, mom. [ female announcer ] do you have enough pillsbury crescents? [ female announcer ] i like to mix things up a bit with grands mini pot pies. only four ingredients. and a few easy steps. weeknight dinner
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good morning. it's taking an extra long time to get to the bay bridge toll plaza. all the approaches specifically 24 are really backed up right now. the wet weather not helping things. almost an hour on westbound 80 from the carquinez bridge to the maze. it's also a really slow commute from marin county. we had that earlier traffic alert and once again traffic is jammed from roland down towards san rafael. and a major injury crash westbound 84 by university avenue. traffic is being detoured to willow and it's jammed solid across the dumbarton bridge.
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