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captioning made possible by johnson & johnson, where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations >> osgood: good morning, i'm charles osgood this is "sunday morning". it's memorial day weekend. we'll take note of the sacrifices of our men and women in union form. also a title change considered shocking by some, long offer due by others, a state of you are union, that you could i is going to pot. legally.
barry petersen will be reporting. >> it's been just about six months since colorado became first state of the nation to begin sales of marijuana to recreational use. >> we're involved with whether we like it or not in one of the great social experiments. how do we make this work? >> now, there are more pot shops in denver than there are starbucks. colorado marijuana, lessons learned good and bad, later on "sunday morning." >> osgood: a very talented lady sings the blues for us this morning. talks about broadway role that has many thinking tony award. mo rocca. >> when five time tony award winner audra mcdonald sings, it's musical joy. ♪ now mcdonald is on broadway
playing a singer with a very different sound. ♪ >> the pain because she felt so much. >> ahead on "sunday morning," audra mcdonald as billie holiday. >> osgood: once upon a time is once pun a tame in the story from lee cowan. >> every year they gather. not pundits but punsters. the pun-off in austin texas. not only tolerated but rye warded but no one here is at a also forwards. headline, headlines, yes, right here on the forehead. >> ahead on "sunday morning" all puns intended. >> osgood: barry gibb is a
singer. very different tale to tell. he'll be telling it this morning to anthony mason. >> the last surviving member of the bee-gees, barry gibb had never toured america as a so low act until now. >> he had reluctant going out. >> because i'm used to being with my brothers. very rare that -- >> ahead on "sunday morning" the last bee gee goes it alone. >> osgood: rita braver meets -- david martin talks with vietnam veteran james webb. steer hartman has the story of one gift. but first, here are the headlines for this sunday morning. the family of the troubled man accused of killing six people in
isla vista, california, say they warned police. he went on shooting free killing three people before taking his own life. three others were found stabbed to death. more on this storiment authorities in belgium say they are holding a suspect in connection with yesterday's shooting at a jewish museum in brussels. three people were killed, another was injured. security has been increased at other jewish sites in the city. hope frances is in the holy land, celebrated mass in the west bank city of bethlehem. also invited the palestinian to pray for peace in the middle east. ukraine's presidential elections are underway today, three months after protests led to the osseter of the pro-russian leader. and a social note. rapper and entrepreneur kanye
west and kim kardashian were married last knit a wren vans fortress in florence. the $400,000 fee for renting the effort will help to fund restoration of some of italy's art treasures. ted's forecast, storms will go across the heartland, scattered showers are expected in florida and the northeast. hot and sunny in the southwest. more of the same tomorrow mooning that rain will fall on a few memorial day parades. ahead, colorado, gone to pot. and barry gibb.
for the first time in thirty years. today, the deficits are gone and we've invested an additional 2 billion dollars in education. now john perez is running for controller, to keep fighting for balanced budgets. democrat john perez for controller. >> osgood: as we told you a moment ago the killings on friday night in isla vista, california, left seven people dead. another 13 injuries. danielle is there. >> another gunshot victim. shots fired. >> for ten minutes gunshots filled the streets near the campus of the university of california, santa barbara. was holding hands with her boyfriend. >> i felt the bullet graze me i didn't, like -- then i looked
the. he had been wounded covered in blood you. saw the shooter's face. >> yes. i looked in to his eyes. >> jacqueline was walking home. >> i saw the gun being pulled out. i saw flashes that were going in one direction. >> also got close look at elliott rogers who posted this youtube video before the shooting. >> i take to the streets of isla vista and sleigh every single person i see there. >> his rampage spanned ten locations ended in a gunbattle. rogers and six others were dead. santa barbara county share hiv. >> three semi handguns were recovered from the vehicle. we have determined that all of these weapons were legally purchased from federally licensed firearms dealers and that they were all registered to the suspect. >> rogers' father, peter,
assistant director on one of the "hunger games" films. he did not speak. >> this is the tragedy of most extreme, deepest condolences to all of the victims' families involved. >> police met with rogers last month after a family member concerned about videos roger had made which he talked about suicide and killing people. >> the deputy contacted the suspect at that time found him to be polite and courteous. he downplayed the concerns far his welfare. and the deputies cleared the call. >> richard martinez, father of the one of the victims voiced exasperation. >> why did chris die? chris died because of irresponsible politicians and -- >> with so many grieving this guy quiet college town remains in shock. >> what were you thinking when you came home today?
>> i just didn't want to see any blood on the ground or see anything that would remind me of what happened. all this is gone. >> osgood: coming up. high times in colorado. cent? 20? purina one true instinct has 30. active dogs crave nutrient-dense food. so we made purina one true instinct. learn more at purinaone.com afghanistan, in 2009. orbiting the moon in 1971. [ male announcer ] once it's earned, usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation.
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mountain high. our cover story by barry petersen. >> here is a scene you don't see very often. fundraiser for a symphony that is byop, that is bring your own pot. and how about this. friends getting together after work not just for drinks but for pot and munchies. in most places in the u.s. parties like these would be illegal. but we're in colorado. the first state in the nation to legalize sales of marijuana for recreational use. there are parties all over denver when the law passed in 2012. and lines stretched around the
block last january on the first day of sales. business has been booming ever since. tourists have been incoming to the state, estimated 80,000 people were at this massive marijuana celebration in april. and believe it or not there are now more pot shops in denver than there are starbucks. but not everyone was eager to jump on the marijuana bandwagon. including c.'s democratic governor, john. >> i opposed it, i didn't want to be the first. would have much rather done it as a nation together. but we're involved whether we like it or not in one of the great social experiments of the 21st century. how do we make this thing work? >> this great new experiment has deep roots in history. for centuries marijuana was used as a medicine. queen victoria's doctor prescribed it to ease her menstrual cramps.
but it was virtually unknown in the u.s. until the early part of the 20th century. >> it's an old plant but relatively new to our culture. >> the founder of normal, the national organization for reform of marijuana laws. >> the only people that anyone knew in this country that smoked marijuana during the early years were either mexican-american migrant workers. ♪ in fact there was racial prejudice at that time. and some of our early government officials took advantage by running refer madness campaigns. that it was really a killer drug. that if you smoked marijuana you
would commit violent acts. you would end up going insane. >> a condition caused by the drug marijuana. >> marijuana was outlawed by the federal government in 1937. then in 1970 it was classified as what's called a schedule one narcotic, to this day it's in the same class as heroin. that means using, selling or even just possessing marijuana can carry harsh penalties. >> in this case use of the criminal law causes more harm than the drug itself. >> spent his career trying to change that. in 1996, largely due to lobbying by his group california became the first state to allow marijuana sales for medical use. since then, 21 other states and district of columbia have passed laws allowing marijuana for patients with illnesses like
cancer, aids, epilepsy. >> now, three or four or five major polls, shows 58% of the public now support the legalization of marijuana regardless of why you use it. >> in colorado even the formerly skeptical governor says his initial fierce are being balanced in part by benefits. >> generally not spoking now. we haven't seen a giant increase in the number of people smoking marijuana assuming their giving honest answers. generally the people that were smoking are still smoking. the taxes are -- >> whatever. that money is now staying in colorado and creating jobs and generating taxes. >> in just the first three months of this year, the state collected more than $7 million in taxes on recreational sales.
but here is the rub. marijuana is still illegal under federal law. so while pot has come out of the closet, pot money can't find its way in to the federal banking system. that means growers and sellers are forced to deal almost exclusively in cash. but have to hire armed guards to protect tens of thousands of dollars even have to take bags full of cash to pay their state taxes. she runs medicine man, a thriving marijuana business. >> very scary. for me as a person who manages the money also a public health risk we have to our employees in cash at times. so they have cash in their pockets. there's a lot of cash being then around colorado. >> governor just signed legislation that will set up an in-state credit union for marijuana money. but it's unlikely to fix the
problem any time soon. >> go through the federal reserve, be approved by the federal reserve that is going to be tricky. >> despite the challenges, legalization is gaining momentum. washington made recreational pot legal, sales will begin there this summer. alaska will vote this november and oregon where petition drive is now underway. state's experiment obama administration has taken a look the other way approach. but in couple of years, a new president may in the. >> you could have a new administration come in and easily try to close down the commercial business, it's not hard, we have their addresses. >> it's possible that the federal government could do a 180 under a different administration and say to colorado, close the stores or we'll come in and close them for
you. >> yes. >> >> but for now, a gathering like this one in boulder is a choice instead of a crime. and the man who opposed legalization, the governor, now sees that colorado may change minds ever so slowly across america. >> it didn't pass by one or two percent, more than 10%. >> more votes than president obama. >> it sure did. >> if we do our job the other states will follow and we might ten years down the road see a point where the country is much more tolerant as a nation. ♪ >> osgood: next, flight of fancy.
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in the city of kiev then a part of russia. he fell in love with the idea of flight and dreamed of making good on the 16th century design for a rotary wing aircraft. by age 20, he built his first primitive helicopter a failure, he would say, to the extent it could not fly. he became a pilot and aeronautical engineer. designing the first four engine aircraft in 191 while in his early 20s. in 1919 in the wake of the russian revolution, sakor,ski pioneered a number of designs. in partnership with charles lindbergh he helped development pan american airways overseas. the the flying boat that heralded the glamorous new era of transportation.
but through it all he never lost sight of the dream of vertical flight. and in 1940 he piloted the vs300 the% air worthy one-man helicopter. hardly the last. that initial flight sakorski was the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world. he died in 1972 at the age of 83, his company goes on. producing among other models familiar black hawk helicopter for the u.s. military. and earlier this month he won a mr. than $1 billion contract to build new fleet of marine 1 helicopters to serve. very long leap from leonardo. ♪ >> osgood: coming up.
through the years has made gerber baby specialists. >> the face that launched a billion spoons. the little cherub with the chubby cheeks is known as the gerber baby. seen on shelves in 63 countries. what many people don't realize is that face wasn't the ideal creation of some clever advertising executive. it's a portrait of a real baby. her name is anne turner cook. >> i always had that expression with my mouth hanging open. kind of a quizzical expression. >> now 87, she was just a few months old when a connecticut neighbor, artist dorothy hope smith, made a sketch of her from a if he toe similar to this. in 1928 entered it in a contest
held by a canning company looking for a baby to advertise its new product. when did you realize that you were the gerber baby? >> when i was very young, i was probably three years old when mother pointed out the baby food jar said that was my picture. i thought it was quite a lovely thing. >> it's everybody's idea of the perfect baby. >> the original pencil sketch is treated like a hellly relic at gerber headquarters. maryland knox is ceo. >> is it possible that this picture really had a role in the success -- >> there's little doubt. that face is honored as the best far our child. >> no wonder the face is carved in stone near the main entrance. but cook is not the only v.i.p.
in this great american success story. >> it is -- meet sally gerber she was a few months old in 1927 when her mother, dorothy, was struggling to make baby food by squishing peas through a sieve. >> my father is in the canning business he said we could do that. >> gerber baby food was born. offer the next 85 years, growing in to the multi-billion dollar behemoth it is. for anne turner-cook was a high school english teacher now a great grandmother. famous portrait a constant source of pride and amusement to her family. >> my own children would go to a grocery store point to the gerber baby food say, that's mimer's picture. we would be walking by, i didn't
know whether to stop and -- or just grin and go on. >> dorothy hope-smith reportedly received just a few hundred dollars for her drawing. but in the early 1950s, app turner-cook was compensated for her role in the gerber saga. >> it was enough to make a down payment on a modest house and to buy a first car. >> why do you think people love that sketch? >> it reminds them of their own babies. everybody says, my baby or my grandchild looks like the gerber baby. and it doesn't matter the ethnicity. i say, yes, i'm sure they do. i don't think of anything nicer than to be a symbol for babies, that's what i think i became. ♪
>> osgood: ahead. lady sings the blues. and, word play. >> charles osgood related? >> he's as good as it gets. they. ♪ i can't believe i still have acne at my age. i feel like it's my acne they see...not me. [ female announcer ] acne is a medical condition that can happen at any age. fortunately, a dermatologist can prescribe aczone® (dapsone) gel... fda approved for the topical treatment of acne, and proven in clinical studies with people 12 years and older. talk to your doctor about any medical conditions you have, including g6pd deficiency, and any medications you are using. use of benzoyl peroxide with aczone® gel may cause your skin to temporarily turn yellow or orange at the site of application.
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plenty of occasions to anticipate as she tells mo rocca. >> i used to practice tony speeches in my bathroom with my hair brush. i wish i could make that up. >> audra mcdonald that practice has come in handy. so far she's won five tony awards. >> audra mcdonald! >> the first in 1994 when she was 24. >> thank my family, i love you so much, so glad your here with me. >> audra mcdonald. >> the latest 2012. for "porgie and bess." >> i was a little girl with a pot belly and i found the theater and i found my home. >> you could call her a broadway baby. what were the cast albums that you played over and over again? >> just an image, i had a mickey mouse record player, his hand
was the little needle. 42nd street. >> a chorus line. about broadway. >> about broadway. i'd act them all out in my little bedroom i had this walk-in closet. some time use the closet as my back stage, put the music on once it would start i'd bust out of the closet to my audience and my teddy bear. ♪ >> mcdonald is yet again nominated for a tony. this time for channeling the alcoholic heroin addicted and pioneering jazz singer, billie holiday. ♪ and "lady day at emerson's bar & grill." ♪
what was homework for playing billie holiday? >> well, i'd been studying billie holiday for a year and a half. eight months ago when i discovered these recordings of rehearsals of her speaking, she had been drinking and let's loose. her speaking voice is very similar to my grandmother's i thought, she sounds like nana, maybe that's my way in. through that i found her singing voice. ♪ . >> she found it all right, remarkable. since holiday's singing voice sounds nothing like mcdonald's sopranino. >> describe her singing, her sound. >> a very small voice, it's not
very rangey, this is her voice it comes up and goes down. but because she was imitating instruments there's a horn-like quality. ♪ . >> holiday rarely sang songs as written. a master improvise or she'd change the tempo, even the melody of classic songs. ♪ she'd only sing if she felt it. >> she wouldn't sing it if she didn't feel it. ♪ >> the feeling always intense was usually heartbreak. >> a friend of mine that played billie holiday taught us how to feel. you can hear it. she's singing it in her voice.
>> we strolled along 133rd if in harlem where billie holiday got her start. >> this is quiet now. >> in the day, when billie was discovered this was string center, the hopping street. >> audra mcdonald started singing in a very different place. fresno, california. where she worked the dinner theater circuit. at home her parents, both educators played all kinds of music from classical to country. >> there wasn't one that was considered more important or better than the other. >> like a profound lesson bosom's people grow up, this is music, that isn't. that's gist -- >> which is why i got a little confused when i was at juliard where the focus was classical music. >> mcdonald's voice took her to new york city and juliard's elite classical voice program. it wasn't a happy time. >> i was lost. i didn't know what i was doing. why am i studying classical
music. i'm close to broadway, i'm lonely. because i'm really emotional person i tried to kill myself, it was a feeble attempt, i got put in a mental hospital for a month. i got myself straight. worked on my mental health. >> i think there are whole lot of people that would be really stunned, shocked to know that you have been at that place. >> well, it's nothing that i hide. it's nothing to be proud of or to be ashamed of, it's part of my life. i'm still here. >> you sure you are are. >> mcdonald married, had a daughter, then divorced. she's now married to actor will swenson her daughter was one of the nearly 22 million people watching her mom play the mother in last year's "the sound of music live." ♪
how old is your daughter then? >> 13. >> she must lover the sound of music. >> she did. she was teching me, i like that scene. after "climb every mountain" she texted me, where are the drier sheets i want to wash some clothes. i loved it. like, wow. i'm a mom. mom first, that's it. >> it's what mcdonald has in her life that makes what holiday didn't have all the more important. here is billie holiday speaking candidly with interviewer mike wallace. >> how would you -- >> have my own club where if i want to i can sing all night and if i don't feel like singing i don't have to. she wanted to be in control of her own destiny.
♪ >> billie holiday died broke and alienate age 44. ♪ audra mcdonald is about to turn that very age herself. >> it's interesting, all the sort of domestic things that she craved and wanted so desperately, i'm fortunate enough to have. i'm the luckiest person i know. >> if audra mcdonald doesn't win another tony, well, there's always next season. and talk of her starring in the play "night mother" opposite oprah winfrey. >> i heard there was a reading, it went well. >> i heard that, too. i will say this, it would be an amazing opportunity to do something like that with oprah. she's an incredibly talented actress. >> you a and oprah on broadway, people would go bananas.
c james webb, veteran who answered the call of due too nearly half a century ago has been serving his country, in the written word and through his public service as well. this morning he talks to david martin. >> in 1969, james webb was a lean, mean, fighting machine. marine lieutenant in vietnam living a grim, almost subhuman existence of patrols and ambushes, slapping on the ground and drinking water from bomb craters. >> company commanders at the same time. >> he gets together with his fellow officers from back in the day, they sing a little ditty of their time in vietnam.
♪ [ laughter ] >> far cry from halls of montezuma. >> it fits. >> the marines suffered more killed and wounded in vietnam than in any other of america's wars. including world war ii. >> 1969, the year that i was in vietnam we lost twice as many american dead as we have lost in iraq and afghanistan combined in the entire war. >> no vietnam veteran has written more thoughtfully about his experiences than webb. first in 1978 with a novel "fields of fire" which became a best seller at a time when nobody wanted to hear about the war. >> there have been nothing yet that was written that attempted
to preserve the dignity of the people who served. and i was turned down by i think a dozen publishers. >> at one point one of your characters, just went around the bush then we left. was all that misery and death pointless? >> no, i don't think it was pointless. i think the people who stepped up to serve their country during a very difficult time need to be honored for it. >> that same fierce pride of service animates his newly published memoir "i heard my country calling" published by cbs's simon and shyster. >> the people who were with us in the marine corps largely are the finest people that i've ever met. >> the focus about more than vietnam. it's about growing up in a military family where the father, an air force pilot, was often gone on missions like the
berlin airlift. >> when i was a kid i take that picture. >> he wrote it in this office overlooking washington that great symbol of american v he hs from that world war ii battlefield. >> these are sit literally the sands of iwa jima. >> his office is a short walk away from arlington knicksal cemetery where he frequently goes with his wife. today to visit the grave of corporal games ward. >> i visit this grave every year. this was the -- >> he was killed in action. >> he wasnd your command? >> he was squad leader. very fine marine. we recommended him for the congressional medal of honor when he was killed. he received a navy cross. second highest award our country can give.
>> webb also received a navy cross for his service in vietnam during which he suffered wounds that forced him to retire from the marine corps. he went on become secretary of the navy under president reagan. and one term democratic senator from virginia. but vietnam keeps pulling him back. back to the fields of fire. back to a place the marines called arizona valley. >> i think what happened to the villageers is the greatest tragedy of the war. did you do them any good while you were there in 1969? >> we did our job. >> did that do them any good? >> i'm not so sure. >> his son went with him on one trip and afterwards enlisted in the marine corps. >> my son served in iraq. he was a lance corporate.
some of the worst fighting. >> a war then senator webb vehemently opposed? >> it's hard to be in contact but nothing harder than having it with your kid in combat not knowing whether or not he's alive. >> when president bush asked webb how his son was doing, webb replied, that's between my boy and myself. an incident webb refuses to explain. >> well, let's just say maybe he and i both had a bad day. >> which is easy the understand when you read this passage from his memoir. >> i, my fellow combat veterans stand on one side of the great divide with the rest of the world on the other. >> what's the divide? >> a saying, it's that if if you were there i don't need the
explain it to you if you weren't there i can't explain it to you. >> that's the divide. but he can't explain the meaning of arlington cemetery with his parents are buried a few rows down from that young marine corps pratt he lost in vietnam. the enormity of this place is what i love. the notion that this is our national shrine to military service and sacrifice. i can get lost in this place for hours and see the stories. headstones ever people who i never knew who they are, that's every bit as important to me as my own family. >> then there are the words enscribed on arlington's confederate war memorial. >> not for fame or reward, not for place, in the lured by inhibition or by necessity but simple obedience to due tea as they understood it and every single person who stepped forward to go to place like
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>> don't call me shirley. >> it's "sunday morning" on cbs here again is charles osgood. >> osgood: leslie nielson in the 1980 film "airplane" just how easily ons upon a time can morph in to once pun a time. get the word from lee cowan. >> signs on way to austin, texas techs should have been fair warningment the o henry pun-off meant that gaggle of word nerds just ahead. >> policeman ray said that she -- da. >> i started having terrible joint pain i went to see a chiropractor. >> you're sprouting off again. i art to choke you. >> i know the drill. same old bit every year. gary organizes the annual migration of the strange breed. >> i lake to call my shelf chief
cook and battle watcher. >> he's a proud punner himself. >> go from a dog house -- just another stage i'm going through. you know what they say if i pick it it will never heal. >> i'm linguistic terrorist. i want to explode the conversation. >> he's afflicted, he admits. so is everyone at the o henry pun off. >> brothers and sisters have you heard the good word. >> for the past 37 years they gat ared behind the famous author's thousand to twist the english language in to a pretzel. >> i flash my cd down the toilet it was world music. >> matt says it's as much support group as a competition. this is the only place he know that one day of the year where people with similar afflictions
all get together have crowd of hundreds of people that not only -- will cheer and come out here. say i want to hear this. >> i was playing with my toy truck is i had the big yellow ones, i honky -- >> a pun is a play on words. and their meaning. for instance -- >> i'm is he glad i to beet here i let talking to you -- >> you might have guessed the event is pretty quirky. >> although i have -- he flew here from london to ply his puns in a chicken suit. >> just so you know -- probably the weirdest thing i've ever done. >> in romania i made hotel
reservations, i had to book a rest. >> it's where you can come touch your microphone awkwardly. it's where you can go and be among your kind. >> alexandra hails from the word smith at the "washington post." >> our next category, world war ii. >> she thinks puns spring from a love of language. >> tangs tanks but no tanks. puns are the word romance. like what just happened, that was gross. you know, it's a beautiful thing of the moment. we'll see how we do. >> nothing makes me sick a more than some guy tv pick up lines like a dogwood. >> that is defending champion. ripping on trees. >> do you think you were born to do this? >> i hope so. if not than something is really
wrong with me. >> ben's talent is that he can pun on cue just ask him. like, baseball. >> well, i don't know if you are ready jackson. >> mexican food. >> i never eat in the restaurant i always get a taco. >> anything charles osgood related. >> he's as good as it gets. >> there are two verbal bouts here at the competition. the first is punningest of show. a string of prepared puns all stitched together sort of a punners short story. alex took home the trophy after opinioning every u.s. in order. >> when push comes to shove i see -- the hope of america i don't say, oh, bummer. >> i'm so excited. i did not expect this. >> spectators found themselves surprisingly not annoyed.
>> i like the stories. interesting stories. >> then came round two. the pun slingers competition. >> next topic is education. >> what a school topic, i was at black board yesterday. >> did you book it there? >> it's a dual, two contestant firing off puns on a subject at random like vision. >> i got a little kitty at hem every tie i make a lud noise the cat reacts. >> what a great pupil. >> eye rise to the occasion. >> simply are you out of word ammo. >> then we start -- >> it was a long afternoon. filled with groans, which, by the way, don't discourage
anyone. >> that's how you know. it's landed. >> what is ella fitzgerald's type of -- >> in the end, matt won. apparently only contestant with more puns than pride. >> give you punning bragging rights. >> fame, fortune and glory forever. it goes on a shelf at my house and for the rest of the year i'm in the allowed to pun. >> really? >> whose rule? >> mine. i like being accepted socially. >> with the competition now ended their place of acceptance leaving punsters nothing to do -- >> i hope nobody -- wait for next jeer. get it? >> osgood: still to come. >> the heart remembers.
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>> osgood: for better or worse. in sickness and in health. those words spoken a long time ago were from the heart. and they still apply to the story steve hartman is about to tell us. >> remembering 60 years back is hard for anyone. but for melvin, the groom in these pictures, it's especially challenging. >> the youth -- you asked me. >> melvin was diagnosed with alzheimer's. for his wife, doris, it's been hard to watch. bit she says something happened recently to remind her that the man she fell in love with is still in there. >> it's special because even though the mind that would remember everything, the heart remembers me. >> it happened the day before mother's day.
when melvin, who normally needs help just walking around the block turned up missing. >> white male by the name of melvin. >> police dispatch here in little rock, arkansas put out the call. >> walking 40 minutes ago. >> they found him two miles from his house. police say they get these calls every once in awhile of alzheimer's patient out wandering. but this one was different. when the officers approached melvin they say it was clear. he was a man on a mission. >> it was absolutely a moment of clarity for him. >> sergeant and officer troy say melvin didn't know his address or where he'd come from. he absolutely knew where he was going. >> he was pretty adamant. he wasn't going home until he got those flowers. >> flowers? >> that's what he wanted. he wanted flowers for his wife because tomorrow was mother's i do. >> melvin had bought flowers for his wife every mother's day
since the birth of their first child. he wasn't going to disappoint her now. >> we had to get those flowers. we had to get them. i didn't have a choice. >> after telling dispatch they were taking the man right home the officers secretly stopped by the grocery store. surveillance video shows them helping melvin pick out the flowers and when melvin came up short at the register, log who slipped the cashier the difference. meanwhile back at home a very worried wife was about to get the gift of a lifetime. >> he came up those steps i saw those roses and the smile on his face i just broke inside. thank you. thank you. because i saw his heart. >> amazing what's possible when love becomes an instinct.
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♪ >> osgood: lonely days was a huge hit for the three brothers gib, the bee-gees, in 1971. that title can well describe the situation of barry gib. he looks back with an machine thee may isn't for the record. >> barry gibb has never done this before. never taken the long walk to the stage by himself. is it important for you to do this? >> it's everything to me. i don't know how to do anything else. i can't get a job. >> he's the only surviving member of one of the 20th century's greatest vocal groups. and this night at the garden in
boston he's about to begin his first ever solo tour. the last of the bee-gees. is going it alone. ♪ >> i don't think anybody thought at this point in time that there would be one bee gee left. >> i could never i am madge in being that last person. we were glued together. these three kids that one day we'd make it, i remember saying it to one of my first girlfriends at 14 years old that if she dumped she, she -- i actually said that. >> more importantly you believed it. >> i believed it. i don't know why. >> even in the early days in australia the three gibb buries, barry and younger twins robin
and march russ had their own distinct sound. the bee-gees went on to perform, write and produce 15 number one hits. ♪ their "saturday night fever" sound track was a pop masterpiece that spent six months at number one. and sold some 40 million copies. that album was recorded in miami. >> did you just fall in love with it? >> we fell in love with it. >> barry and his wife, linda, moved here in the late '70s. it was linda who recently pushed her husband to get back out on the road. >> i was skiting -- he was? >> after maurice died went in to
a depression. just hoped around. what are you doing? >> maurice was 53 when he died from a tangled intestine in 2003. the gibbs lost their youngers brother, andy, who died 15 years earlier, after a long battle with drugs. but maurice's death would -- both admitted in this 2009 interview. you said you were afraid of him? >> we were both afraid -- i knew who he was emotionally. i knew that his way of expressing himself was by not being a bee gee. i wanted to keep that -- >> after a long hiatus --
♪ . that day in 2009 in bear real estate's hem studio in miami he and robin dusted off some of the bee-gees biggest hits for us. ♪ some session would be the last time the two brothers would sing together. >> i get nostalgic. i really do. the voices together sound great. i knew then he wasn't well. ♪ i just knew there was something really holding him down. everything to him seemed to be a little bit more of an effort
that i'd ever known it to be. ♪ >> in 2012, robin would die of cancer. >> i told him before he died, it came true. it came true. stop worrying about it. stop thinking i have to do something else to put the lid on it. maybe we can get one mr. hit. the dream came true, it's okay. >> did the dream come true? >> for the bee-gees, yes. >> what about for you? >> that remains to be seen. >> the voice is still unmistakable. especially the infamous falsetto he used on "nights on broadway." >> i have to start screaming in
the shower. what are you doing in there? wouldn't you like to know? >> did that work? >> it does. >> three years ago we were -- it's still there. >> yes. when gibb began to consider a solo tour he reached out to his oldest son, steven, a heavy metal guitar wrist. >> there was a certain nakedness that he felt. sure, there's a risk involved. he's a 67-year-old guy. do people care, still? >> as well as his son steven, gibb is joined on stage by his niece, maurice's daughter,
samantha. >> what is the best part? >> singing with him. >> they sing "how can you mend a broken heart" together. ♪ >> i walk off after a moment of doing "how can you mend" i'm happy, we're beth like healing. we're also grieving when we sing. ♪ we both struggled after my dad. it was a great way. sorry. it's just a great way to connect. ♪ >> what have you seen in your
father as you've toured together that maybe you haven't seen. >> emotional vulnerability. he was always a very auto heckally in control person. i never saw him break. and when he lost robin, i think he thought it was okay to just feel, part of life. i think that he's become a stronger man spiritually as a result of getting more comfortable with that. people may not see it, but i see it. >> on stage gibb says he has trouble looking over his shoulder when his brothers' pictures are flashed on screen. >> how much do you miss your brothers' voices out there? >> it's an every day thing. it's every day and every night. it never goes away. i don't know why i'm only one left. it will always hurt. always have great joyful memories.
>> the eldest is now the last. barry gibb may have lost his band of brothers, but he's finding the audience is still with him. how does that feel? >> like a rebirth. just feel alive. ♪ new coppertone sport accuspray. designed to help you spray where you want, not where you don't. it is so on. coppertone sport accuspray. it's on.
>> osgood: thinking about a movie this holiday weekend? here is tips on movies to see, one you might want to avoid. >> lately adam sandler has gotten all kinds of hate from movies i call as nine if it weren't unfair to aasses, jack and jill, the names fall on the ear like words bladder infection. his new comedy is "blended" on the surface it's an improvement. right below the surface it's rotten, it's reactionary, can i stop and say, i'm a fan? fascinates me some actors are stars because you can read their features instantly. while others like sandler because you never quite get a fix on them. he's so self absorbed it's like he's fogged in. but ice liz have a sadness that says he knows that, he's the little boy who punches you because he can't figure out
another way to express himself. in the "weddingçrnger" he had a costar whose radiant sweetness cut through that fog. that was drew barrymore. who stars with him in "blended." third time's not the charm. she's a divorced professional organizer with two sons who need a dad. he's a sports addicted widower with three daughters who need a mom. i trust you see the mathematical possibilities. he takes her to hooters on a blind date which makes her hate him which is okay because he hates her. so far so funny. but as fate drinks brings them together blended's idea of bling begins to reek. only the man can teach the woman to be scary aggressive in sports.
only the woman can turn the man's tomboy daughter in to a teen goddess in short dresses who can attract a guy. "blended" has a dirty old man sensibility. it's a good family movie for people who think hooters is a good family restaurant. >> i'm sorry, i know this is not going well. >> you want something good to see the new "x-man" is a time travel picture tougher. "neighbors" is a good smutty juvenile comedy. >> like her momma. >> and the last 20 minutes of "godzilla." when godzilla shows himself is not bad at all.
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women in union form with have fallen in the defense of our country. tuesday sees opening rounds of the scripps national spelling bee. wednesday, president obama delivers commencement address at the u.s. military academy at west point. thursday is the 15th anniversary of the day south african mountain near became first woman to climb mt. everest from both north and south sides. friday sees start of the atlanta comic con three day pop culture celebration including appearance by marvel comics legend stan lee. and saturday is world no tobacco day. this year the world health organization and partners are calling on countries around the globe to increase taxes on tobacco. now to washington and major garrett. for look what is ahead on "face
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live from the cbs bay area studios, this is kpix 5 news. good morning. it is 7:30 on may 25th thank you for joining us. i'm anne makovec. i'm phil matier. we have a lot to talk about, our continuing coverage of the tragedy near us santa barbara. seven people died in a mass shooting friday night. we're finding out more about the man behind the shooting. >> that's right. we're going to have an interview with a parent of one the victims. we're going to be talking about the representative of the arch die cease