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it. >> oh, boy! >> have a great day, everyone. >> take care. good morning to our viewers in the west. it is monday, november 24th, 2014. welcome to "cbs this morning." defense secretary chuck hagel is resigning. his departure comes as the united states steps up the fight against isis. >> protesters across the country await a decision from ferguson. the grabbed jury reconvenes this morning. and it's being called the greatest catch ever. this morning hear the nfl rookie describe why this is not a fluke. but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> the secretary of defense will announce that he's resigning today. >> defense chief hagel stepping down. >> the president's and the
outgoing country will address the press in the rose garden. >> a race against time in new york. all that snow is beginning to melt fast. massive flooding is' major threat. >> ferguson missouri is on edge anxiously awaiting the decision. >> rudy giuliani argues that high crime rates is the reason there is a heavy police presence in many black neighborhoods. >> police officers wouldn't there be if they weren't killing each other -- >> -- had worked in your mind -- >> wait. >> a deal has been reached over iran's nuclear program but both sides have not come to any agreement. >> the american music awards. >> singer taylor swift was awarded with a new award. >> you guys are -- >> a strong line of storms moves through the south. >> south carolina, north carolina and into.
>> reds pennsylvania, is getting a new christmas tree because the one they have is ugly. >> look at it, it's just ugly. >> all that. >> special appearance on the kiss cam. president bush leaned over to give his wife a smooch. >> researchers in california used a robot to capture video of this black sea devil in its natural habitat for the first time. >> ew. >> a very special day. >> just hours after the birth of his daughter. >> very emotional day for me. i did it for my baby girl. i thought of her the whole time. i just want to give her a hug. i played this game for her. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> how in the world -- oh, my goodness. >> how do you make that catch? he is insane. >> that may be the greatest catch i've ever seen in my life. >> it's in the conversation. >> this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places.
welcome to "cbs this morning." white house officials just revealed a short time ago that defense secretary chuck hagel is resigning. the former republican senator led the pentagon for less than two years. >> president obama's expected to make an announcement in about one hour. bill plante has been speaking to his white house sources. bill, good morning. >> good morning. the white house portrays this as not a firing but by mutual consent. they say the president and secretary hagel have been talking about this since october. the fact of the matter is hagel never really did fit in here. he came on board to help the drawndown of forces in afghanistan to basically end the war. and now the united states is busy fighting another war, like it or not, and hagel is not very comfortable with the way things are working. he doesn't have access as much as he would like to the white house team here. he feels as he has told others that he's fed up with the micromanagement that's going on.
and he is not comfortable and they're not comfortable with him. so you're going to have this announcement of a mutual departure. and no successor to date. we expect the successor, the white house says, in short order. it's likely to be one of the people who were mentioned when hagel was nominated like moishl flonio a former deputy of defense, ashton cart another deputy, or maybe senator jack reid who has combat experience democratic senator from rhode island. the fact of the matter is is this ends a chapter which was not very productive for either the white house or the pentagon. >> bill thanks. >> n an interview last week we asked hagel if he had the confidence of the president. >> then there are these stories, that the president wants to change his national security team. he's looking at his last two
years. maybe he wants to change his national security advise his secretary of defense. maybe he wants to change other elements. is that true? >> well, you'd have to ask the president. but -- >> do you concern yourself with it? >> no, first of all, i serve at the pleasure of the president. i am immensely grateful for the opportunities i've had in the last two years to work every day for the country and for the men and women who serve this country. i don't get up in the morning worried about my job. it's not unusual, by the way, to change teams at different times. >> so you would expect things to change? >> i didn't say that. i didn't say i expect things to change. what i'm saying is it wouldn't be unusual to do that first of all, historically. second, i've got to stay focused on my job. and i do. and i am very fortunate i have some of the best people in the world to work with.
and whatever the president decides, he's the president, he makes those decisions. >> do you -- are you convinced you have the confidence of the president? >> well i don't think i'd be here if i didn't. you'd have to ask him that. i mean, i see him all the time. >> he would tell you if he didn't? >> i would think so yes. >> you can watch the president announcement around 8:10 a.m. pacific on our digital network cbs-n at cbsnews.com. >> very interesting to see that interview. >> just five days ago, asking him whether his job was on the line. >> very directly. in other news it's a clear morning for most of you in the west. northeast, a sudden warm-up creating a new hazard. rising temperatures melting the gigantic snowfall in western new york. threatening to create a flood disaster. jereka duncan is in seneca new york. >> reporter: you can hear the sounds of the creek as it moves very quickly through west
seneca. this is expected to reach flood stage later this evening. that could cause dangerous flooding for some neighborhoods. after a series of crippling snow storms pounded the buffalo area last week, western new yorkers still recovering from nearly seven feet of snow are now facing the second phase, the flooding. with temperatures expected to hit 60 degrees today and rain in the forecast, communities along lake erie are turning their attention from snow removal to flood warnings. >> people say, well my home doesn't flood. i know. but there's always a first time. and we're seeing first times all the time now. pack a bag, have your important papers, and be ready to leave the house. >> reporter: the national guard is ready to deploy where necessary. they have pumps, generators, water rescue teams, sandbags, and boats.
>> we hope it doesn't flood our house or anybody else's for that matter. we don't want nobody to get flooded. >> reporter: despite the threat of rising waters buffalo mayor brown is encouraged by the response so far. >> it's amazing that in recent days over six feet of snow fell on this community and we're 100% of streets open. >> reporter: but western new york is not out of the threat just yet. >> we still have not recovered. we still see this as an emergency. so we are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. >> reporter: not only are people concerned about the potential for flooding and watching creeks like this closely, winds are expected to gust up to 60 miles an hour. that could create conditions for downed trees and even power lines. >> jericka, thanks. spent part of the weekend stuck in the snow. it shut down interstate i-90 at
snoqualmie pass. drivers who tried to get through without chains found themselves spinning out. meteorologist danielle niles of cbs station wbz is tracking a stormy week ahead that could affect the holiday travel. danielle, oh, no good morning. >> good morning, and good morning to our viewers in the west. a lot going on across the country today. a threat for thunderstorms in the southeast. rain and snow from the midwest to new england. fairly quiet on the west coast now. we get another store, another piece of energy coming in. that will mean the increased threat for rain for today. showers will turn to steady rain. heavier downpours between seattle and portland changing to snow across the northern mountain, the plains. this will continue through the day tomorrow. gradually tapering off tomorrow night into wednesday in terms of the heaviest rain before another storm comes in to end the week. rainfall amounts will generally be an inch or two. amounts greater than that are likely just east of seattle.
cold air for thanksgiving in the midwest. another round of showers in seattle. >> all right danielle thank you. this morning police and protesters across the country are waiting for a decision in ferguson missouri. the grand jury is looking at charges for darren wilson in the shooting death of michael brown. mark strauser in ferguson. >> reporter: good morning. good morning to our viewers in the west. police moved us back another 40 yards from the justice county center behind me. security and anxiety are both higher here, anticipating the grand jury decision. >> mike brown! >> reporter: seven miles east of ferguson 125 protesters and the police watching them proved overnight that it is possible to have demonstrations here without clashing. there were no arrests. dan
daniel isson is the missouri public security safety director. >> what we're trying to do is have areas that are designated that people can protest and express themselves but we want it to be isolated. >> reporter: they have formed a security plan that involves local police, straight troop state troopers and the national guard. >> i have a feeling that things will go well, they'll be peaceful and orderly. >> reporter: the grand jury made up of seven men and five women must decide whether to charge ferguson police officer darren wilson for the fatal shooting of michael brown. the jurors could also decide not to charge him at all. this weekend michael brown sr. handed out donated thanksgiving turkeys to needy families. >> this is a tough time for me. and just to give back it's a good feeling. >> reporter: brown has pleaded for demonstrators to be peaceful, regardless of what the grand jury decides. >> if it isthe decision comes today
what are you going to do? >> reporter: at christ the king church sunday, the pastor spoes to an uneasy organization. >> the anxiety level as a whole is off the charts. >> reporter: missouri governor jay nixon declared a state of emergency here a week ago. many factors could affect it the grand jury decision including thanksgiving holiday coming up and also a forecast of cold weather. >> mark, thanks. international negotiators this morning agreeing to an extension with iran. agreeing to restrict its nuclear activities in exchange for lifting trade sanctions. the deadline approaches with no deal. >> senator lindsey graham is criticizing a new benghazi report from a panel led by fellow republicans. he says the house intelligence committee blew it by clearing the obama administration of a cover-up. the two-year investigation finds no intelligence failure. it says there was no missed
opportunity to rescue ambassador chris stevens and three other americans who were killed. >> i think the report's full of crap. the people who have been looking at benghazi in a stove pipe fashion have not come up with what i think is a reasonable explanation for all the shenanigans. >> it finds contradictory intelligence about who carried out the 2012 attacks. bill cosby says people should check the facts before believing what he called innuendo innuendos. this morning, we are hearing new and disturbing claims about bill cosby's affair with women. as don dahler reports this accuser is a long-time nbc network employee. good morning. >> good morning. frank scotti used to work with bill cosby. when the comedian had his groundbreaking sitcom on nbc during the '80s. not only does he claim he sent thousands of dollars monthly to
women on cosby's behalf but he witnessed some of cosby's inappropriate behavior. frank scotti still has the receipts. from the money orders he regularly sent to women he believes were bill cosby's ex-lovers. >> again. why would send someone $2,000. suspicious. >> reporter: and he says cosby arranged for an agency to send aspiring models to his dressing room, some of whom he claims were teenagers. >> he said get rid of everybody and leave that one here. >> reporter: scotti now 90 years old, spoke with the new york daily news. a relative told cbs this morning scotti has been sharing these stories with family for years. but cosby's lawyer was dismissive, saying it appears his story is pure speculation so he can get his 15 minutes of fame. the near dayily trickle of revelation, about cogs buy has not stopped.
hill is the latest woman to claim she was drugged and raped by cosby. she said she appeared in picture pages when she was just a 15-year-old model. >> i always thought it was odd i would wake up in my bed the next day and i wouldn't remember anything. it just felt weird to me. i remember still being in high school saying to him, you know i'll come see you, but i don't want to drink it makes me feel funny. >> reporter: on friday cosby told floridatoday.com, i know people are tired of me not saying anything but a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos. people should fact-check. people shouldn't have to go through that and shouldn't answer to innuendos. his attorney also blamed the media. this situation is an unprecedented example of the media's breakneck rush to run stories without any corroboration or adherence to traditional journalistic standard standards. it is long past time for this media vilification of mr. cosby to stop. cosby received a standing
ovation friday during a performance in florida. according to the associationed press, at least eight she's on his comedy tour have now been canceled. some of music's hottest acts are celebrating new honors this morning, from the american music awards in los angeles. but last night wasn't just about those trophies. as ben tracy shows us the winners and the performances that wowed the audiences are what people are talking about today. >> she wasn't nominated for a single american music award because her album just came out. ♪ don't say i didn't ♪ ♪ say i didn't warn you ♪ but somehow the night still belonged to taylor swift. she performed her new hit "blank space" and also received the first ever dick clark award for excellence. >> what you did by going out and investing in music and albums is saying you believe in the same thing i believe in that music is valuable. >> in terms of trophies, some of the big winners included --
>> iggy azalea. and british breakthrough artist -- >> sam smith. >> last year i wrote an album about being lonely. and tonight, i couldn't feel further from lonely, so thank you so much. >> reporter: the coveted artist of the year went to one direction who beat out beyonce. ♪ there's nothing to be afraid of ♪ >> of course it wasn't all about the awards. it was all about the base when j. lo and iggy azalea performed their aptly titled song "booty." ♪ your hands if you like a big booty ♪ selena gomez brought the emotion while garth brooks brought a little church.
♪ yeah the people ♪ but perhaps the show's host pit bull sang it best. ♪ fireball ♪ this was one big fireball of american music. for "cbs this morning," ben tracy, los angeles. >> he is fun. >> i stayed up late to watch it. i'm nuts about him. it was fireball. taylor swift, awesome. garth brooks, awesome. jennifer lopez, wow, wow, wow, wow. >> talking about awesome, watch this. >> okay. >> many nfl fans say they saw the greatest catch in history last night. >> play action. and manning's going to heave one. oh, there's a flag. >> did he catch that? >> one-handed catch. how in the world? >> that's awesome. the giants' odell beckham jr. pulled in that touchdown pass with one outstretched hand. a dallas defender was grabbing
his shirt. the rookie receiver tried to downplay all the best ever talk. >> i hope it's not the greatest catch of all time. i hope i can make more. it really means nothing without a win. >> in practice making plays like that before every game. here's the video from right before last night's game. look at that. >> wow. >> despite the catch, the giants lost to the cowboys 31-28. >> oh ouch. after working that hard. at one point, guys he only had three fingers on that ball. >> gives new meaning to the phrase bend 'em like beckham. goe, goe, go, odell. the city that snubbed a grab you're not jacket if you're headed out the door. we've got clear skies but it's a little chilly in spots.
looking good all the way to the coastline as we have sunshine expected throughout the day and temperatures going to be mild by the afternoon. no threat of rain now. going to stay nice and dry for the next few days at least. 73 degrees in fairfield, 66 in san francisco. mid-70s tomorrow and the warmest spots cooling down slightly on thursday, rain next weekend. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by kay jewelers. every kiss begins with kay.
there is fury on campus over rapes and a culture of silence. university of virginia students. ahead, how the violence is going nationwide. >> the news is back in the morning on "cbs this morning." stay tuned for your local news. >> announcer: this ♪ w >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota. let's go places. ♪ it takes passion... ♪ innovation... ♪ and most importantly ♪ an after-party. ♪ the 2015 corolla. toyota. let's go places.
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holiday spirit only goes so far. plus aaron alexis killed 11 in the washington naval yard. now his sister talk. it's an issue you'll see only on "cbs this morning." "washington post" heads to the supreme court to take up social media. it's whether threats posted on facebook should be considered a true threat and if so whether the people posting them can be prosecuted. a man received prison time for violent ramts on facebook against his wife and co-workers. he says it's free speech.
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"rolling stone kwrts article. they had an exclusive lookexual asaumts on campus and it's left university of virginia questioning its tradition of honor. she's the survivor of an on-campus sexual assault. >> we have this honor system where we cotry. so if we leave our bookbag somewhere or laptop out, no one will steal it. but if we go into a party, greek or not we do not trust we're not going to be sexually asated. >> her friend who she identified as only jack can is at the center of an article published last week. it goes into graphic dation
about an alleged gang rape when she was an 18-year-old. her friend said you have to remember where your loyalty lies she told the magazine. eventually she reported it. because she declined criminal charges, the university failed to take action. there was an outpouring. uva declined an on-line interview. president teresa sullivan has asked the police didn't to formally investigate it. she wrote, the wrong ss described in "rolling stone" are appalling
and have caused all of us to re-examine our responsibility to this community. it's under a review, the most serious type of investigation the department conducts but analysts say this issue is not just tied to a full scour excuse. >> it's so bad we look at a nation and how it affects every university and college in the country. >> reporter: this fall the white house announced its own plan. pinkelton notes any change will not be immediate. >> wi noeknow it's not enough. it has
leave for vacation and there they'll be away for some time. >> my niece goes there. it's certainly a topic of conversation. >> it distushs me a lot. i have trouble because of the alleged actions of the fraternity which are does gusting but also there was a fear of retribution among her friends about wanting to coom today and hope these merch accountable. for speak out. t.y. houghton of the indianapolis colts will remember forever. it begins with the birthday of his third girl gee jio. he hung up in the phone in his hotel room because he did not
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aaron alexis shot and kill 12 people at the washington navy yard last year in washington, d.c. he used a valid i.d. to get inside build 1g 27. fbi eventually lil shot him. no awe interview that you will only see on cbs, vicente arenas sits down with his sister. >> about 2:00 in the afternoon someone called her cell phone and said would you like to make a statement about your brother. >> your thought at that time. >> i googled his name and saw that it was him.
>> reporter: it was september 16th of last year when aaron alexis went on a rampage at the washington navy cudeyard. 12 per shot and killed. his sister alexis heard about a shooting on the radio and had a feeling thereher brother was involved. >> she said it would be crazy in that was aaron. >> naomi believed he had severe mental problems. she said he would violently beat her when she was just 12 years old. >> it was a lot of times it was provoiced and many times a lot of silly things. punch me in the face. >> hit you hard. >> oh, yeah. swelling. >> the pain never went away and even in death she continues to
run from him. after the shooting she moved to new york and asked us not to mention whether sh slippet now. >> i don't want to cast blame. there are so many instances where this could have been addressed. >> on the barrel of the shotgun that was recovered these words were written "end the torment." what do your think he was trying do? >> i think he was suffering. >>er riz statements to police didn't surprise her. when he was a teenager she said he'd lock himself in the room blast music for hours. then came the story of torturing pets. then in washington state he shot out the tires of another man. according to the navy, alexis was sanctioned for misconduct.
>> i would have violent tearle. there's something leak there's nothing -- it's not supplying possibled to be this way. >> and do you thechk that perhaps there was a sense of shame? >> i think absolutely there was a sense of shame or maybe helplessness like they didn't know what to do didn't know how to address the situation without named myborough mentally ill. oblems will call the line for help with their loved ones and she toews hones to reda staen. and ahead, steve hartman on a symbol of christmas that's faemg short. we have in vumting in the stir of the krep ig maybe that they
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a charlie brown christmas is happening for real this morning in reading, pennsylvania. they say the way the christmas tree looks is ruining the holiday spifrmt steve hartman is in reading, pennsylvania with late-breaking news. >> reporter: crews showdown up and started taking down the christmas tree which they say is two ugly to be in their town. you can't see because this truck parked here as often happens. the whole tree is coming down. we actually saw a sign next to
it that said save our tree. obviously those efforts are going to fail. the tree with a pretzel at the tom was not the one. they had a nice true but by the time they got the tree it was too wet. they have apagely raised enough money to buy a new dream which will go up and replace this sad one. that's the unfortunate news i have. >> call the governor and get a stay of execution. >> i'm thinking of i. pregnant women and small children should not have been allowed to come near it. it looks like every over montreal in america. >> they're going to get a nice
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investigation near cupertino good morning, everyone, it's 7:56. a home invasion is under investigation near cupertino. investigators say two people entered a home near garden gate and glenco drive this morning and demanded money. the robbers are still on the run. this man bypassed security at san jose airport yesterday. officials say he spotted him where he shouldn't be and stole a maintenance truck. he drove around for a while um he was arrested. it appears the panda is headed to boston. pablo sandoval has agreed to a deal with the red sox. the deal is reportedly worth almost $100 million over five years. stay with us. traffic and weather in just a moment.
governing, getting a check of the roads. would we're getting word of a head-on crash on westbound highway 12 coming into merced. it sounds like at least the westbound lanes are blocked. obviously injuries involved as well. the toll plaza on the bay bridge, the approaches are pretty stacked up today. up to about 40 minutes and 880 is slow from 66 and high street. the northbound lanes. here is morris. all right, high pressure now building in overhead. we've got a lot of sunshine coming our way. offshore winds, it's clear all the way to the coastline but it's chilly, numbers dropping off to 30s and 40s in the valley. sunny and mild this afternoon. what a gorgeous day it's going to be. about 70 in fairfield, 69 in napa and 66 in san francisco. even warmer the next couple days. the rain returns next weekend.
♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is monday november 24th, 2014. welcome back to cbs this morning. morale newse real news ahead including the ferguson, missouri, wait. but first, here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> the fact of the matter is that this ends a chapter which was not very productive for either the white house or the pentagon. >> white house officials just revealed a short time ago that defense secretary chuck hagel is resigning. >> not only are people concerned about the potential for flooding, winds are expected to gust up to 60 miles per hour. >> police overnight moved all this back. security and anxiety, decision. >> frank claimed he sent
thousands of dollars in monthly payments to the women on cosby's behalf. >> i think he was scared. he called the police and said i'm hearing noise. more women have come forward with their own experiences of sexual assault on campus and a culture they say ignores the problem. >> how do you make that catch? he is insane! >> that's awesome. >> new meaning to bend it like beckham. >> the city council has apparently raised enough money to buy a new tree which will go up and replace this sad one. and that's the unfortunate news i have here from redding, pennsylvania. >> call the governor and get a stay of execution. >> this morning's "eye opener" is presented by benefiber. >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. president obama is set to announce in a few minutes that chuck hagel steps down.
it was a joint decision by the two men. he is the first to leave since the mid-term election. >> the former senator plans to stay at the pentagon until a replacement is confirmed. you can see the white house announcement shortly at cbsnews.com. >> anticipation is mounting over what the grand jury in the michael brown shooting case will decide. the 12-member panel meets again today to consider possible charges for officer darren wilson. he shot and killed the unarmed teenager in august. cbs news legal analyst rikki klieman is here. good morning. >> good morning. >> i think the general expectation is we would have a decision over the weekend. are you surprised this lasted until today? >> i am surprised. certainly the anticipation with all the evidence would be closed on friday and the grand jury would then vote. what happens usually in a grand jury is that it simply is a question of probable cause. was there reason to believe that the crime was committed? and it's a yes or no vote.
how many people in the usual grand jury of 23 say yay there should be a charge? how many say nay? here in missouri and i cannot stress it enough it is a grand jury of 12 people. nine must vote. that's a very difficult vote to get. does it disturb you that it seems they're deliberating? >> i think the the idea of deliberation in a case like this might be warranted by the amount of evidence they've heard. they've heard as much as a trial jury would ordinarily hear. they've heard all of the evidence by the prosecution. all the evidence from the defense. however, this idea of deliberation is what we expect from a trial jury not a grand jury. remember, the trial jury looks at is it proof beyond reasonable doubt. in a case like this, if it should go to indictment that could take days upon days. in a case of indictment we're looking at a low standard of probable cause. remember this, however, there is
also the question of the missouri law of a police officer's right to use self defense and to use defense as an extraordinary power of the police. much stronger than in other states. >> ferguson has been described as a city on edge. over the weekend we kept hearing it looks like the grand jury will dietindict. what do you make of all these leaks? >> i don't think there are leaks. i think there are no leaks. i think what has happened is unfortunately there are reporters who get information that they then jump to the conclusion that there are leaks. yopg anyone knows what is happening within that grand jury room, and the the unfortunate part of certain members of the media as well as outside agitators is the ginning it up factor. we have no idea what is going on in there beyond deliberations. >> we asked several questions because we really don't know. >> we don't know. but there are a variety of charges, charlie. >> indeed. and what is the significance of
the fact that the prosecuting attorney, mr. mccullough has promised to seek a court order if officer wilson is notindict ed ed? >> well, i find that extraordinary. the reason they're secret is to protect the identity of withins in all of the process. it's always been that way. on the other side of this h, what he's saying is if there's no indictment i want to show the community how fair i was. that's why he's doing it. the court, however says this. we're not necessarily going to give you this idea that you can give these out. >> does the jury know that people are watching? do you think they feel pressure at this point? >> how could they not? they live in the community. there's pressure all over the country. >> they're not sequestered, though. >> they're not. this morning planning is under way for official ceremonies to offer marion barry, the man elected four
times to washington, d.c. died on sunday. bill plante shows us the career of the the mayor who dominated city politics and overcame infamous duress. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. >> a hero to his constituents was considered divisive by many others. marion barry was one of the most charismatic politicians in washington, d.c. history. his legacy is forever tainted by one night, when he was famously caught on a hidden camera by the fbi lighting a crack pipe at a downtown washington hotel room. during the the arrest, he referred to a younger woman in the room with an expletive, saying she set me up. he served six months in prison on a misdemeanor drug charge. but in an interview shortly before his death, barry continueded to maintain his innocence. >> misinformation.
about what was in that pipe. >> born in mississippi in 1936 barry was a part of the civil rights movement of the '60s. he move to washington in 1965 as the leader of the student nonviolent coordinating committee. barry believeded leadership could help those most in need. and in washington those he helpeded always supported them. >> he came for the people. the people came for him. at the most vulnerable point in his life, put him right back where he belonged. >> his return to the mayor's office in 1995 earned him the title mayor for life. he's credited with lifting entire generations of low-income residents into the middle class. cbs affiliate wusa's bruce johnson has reported on barry for decades. >> an old man in southeast washington was explaining to another politician who wanted marion barry's job why he couldn't have marion barry's job.
that old man said if there's one dollar on the table, i know marion barry is fighting for me to get a piece of the dollar. i can't say that about you and the other candidates. >> he wrote this, marion barry helped advance the cause of civil rights for all. marion barry, known as mayor for life to friends and enemyies alike, was 78 years old. for cbs this morning, this is bill plante in washington. >> really important to look back on his career. he did so much as a civil rights leader to help establish self rule in washington. certainly had a complicated career. >> despite the complications, they really liked him in washington. they kept reelecting him. americans driving over thanksgiving will find cheaper prices at the pump. hooray. the average cost of a gallon of regular was $3.05 in late october. now $2.80 this morning. the highest local price is $3.27 in san francisco. but in albuquerque, it's only
$2.47 a gallon. yes. for only the second time ever two women are carrying out long-term missions aboard the international space station this morning. the suez rocket blasted out from kazakhstan to deliver the first astronaut to the station. . samantha christopher was among three people to make the trip. the crew of six will carry out space walks to prepare for the arrival of american commercial space taxi for astronauts in 2017. guys, when this happened, i think it's going to be the biggest story. can you imagine commercial space taxi? i know we keep talking about it. i'll believe it when i see it. but it's incredible. >> interesting things happen in space. newly released footage offers a dramatic look this morning a after a rocket disaster. remote cameras captured the unmanned the flight exploding 15 seconds after it took off from virginia last month. the commercial rocket was
carrying 5,000 pounds of supplies for the international space station. no one was hurt. soviet era engines are expected of failing. >> from one to the other. >> and this morning, the ground breaking decision reaches new heights. more than five decades after he first >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" at 8:00 sponsored by benefiber. the clearly healthy five.
coming up a hands-on approach to improving a child's future. >> i'm anna westerner. prosthetic arms or legs normally cost thousands of dollars. but a college student here in chapel hill, north carolina, made this prosthetic hand for a 7-year-old boy for just 20 bucks using a printer like this one. that's ahead on cbs this morning. 20 bucks using a printer like this one. that's ahead on "cbs this morning."
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reaching for the future. a college student created a hand. here's the amazing apartment he did it using a 3-d printer. anna werner shows how the invention dramatically improved life for one little boy. >> reporter: ask him how his new hand works and he'll be happy to demonstrate. at 7 years old he's become an expert on the workings on this novel deviation made out of plastic for roughly $20. >> it's an amazing $20. >> an amazing $20. >> normally the material costs like about a thousand. >> he's right. children like holden born without handing or fingers, in
his case the fingers on his left hand often require custom prosthetic replacements costing thousands of dollars but this creative device was created by a college student using a 3-d printer. he took on the project after learning about holden from one of his professors. he used instructions posted on the internet called the sideboard beast and customized it. it builds the part in under 24 hours. >> in the end what you wind up with is this. >> right. so the way this works is it straps onto holden's hand and onto the end of his firearm. when he moves his wrist in the fingers close and when he moves his wrist out, the fingers open. >> do they -- grip strength.
they actually do have grip strict. >> yes. >> his goal, for holden to be able to do things the rest of us take for granted. >> to be able to eat dinner while holding a knife and fork at the same time hang onto his scooter or swing a baseball ball if we get it strong enough. i don't want him to be limbed by the condition that he was born with. >> so this isn't just about a hand for him, is it. >> no, no. it's about enableing him to do anything he wants to do. >> reporter: holden's parents thing there's going to be more impact. >> there are times when you know, he double necessarily like for kids to ask him about his hand and because the 3-d printed hand is so cool, i think that gives him the confidence to talk about his hand which i love. >> reporter: and the pay off for
this amateur designer? >> when he picked up a cup, you were able to say to yourself, hey, this works. >> yes yes. >> that had to be a great moment. >> yes. it was nice to see it all paid off. >> powell has now start add crowd-funding campaign to raise money so other kids can get the device too. >> well i'm really happy because i think once i get the best hand they'll make more like it for kids and then they'll have the best hand too. >> 11 more children are already waiting for their new hand. for "cbs this morning," anna werner chapel hill north carolina. >> this makes it fun. >> everything about that stoirks everything. >> the next thing is they'll be able to teach the brain waves to decide what the hand should do. >> from the student to the little boy. once again, north carolina what
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many animal lovers own rescue dogs but it's not quite often a stray shows up in the middle of a jungle. that's exactly what happening when a team of swedish experts were in ekcuadorecuador. ghav a dog a meatball and tried to shoo him away. he refused to leave. when the race was over the team captain brought the dog back home. oh what a meatball will do. that's great. >> loyalty of a dog. you know it charlie. unconditional love of a dog. nothing like it. >> nothing like it. american express's ceo ken chenault is in our toyota green room. he'll show us how things can pay off this holiday season. yo
porting that the bosto good monday morning, everyone. it's it's 8:25. here are some headlines around the bay area. cbs sports reporting the red sox out of boston have landed pablo sandoval. he will reportedly get close to $100 million over the next five years. . san francisco police are investigating the fatal shooting in the debose triangle area. one person was shot and died on the way to the hospital. police have not provided a motive and so far we do not know the identity of the victim who died. a federal disaster recovery center for an earthquake in vallejo will shut down tomorrow. the fema center has been provided help to businesses and
here's a tweet from kcbs traffic, pleasant ton, westbound 580, blocking the no. 3 lane but traffic is delayed all the way through the livermore valley. and there was an earlier crash in oakland, northbound 880 at 6. all lanes are now open. that is kcbs traffic. here's lawrence. lots of sunshine. we're starting out nice and clear. it's a little bit chilly out the door. clear skies, no fog to worry about. the offshore wind is clearing us out all the way to the coastline. it will be a sunny and mild afternoon. some of the temperatures in the mid-60s, even low 70s. next couple days, mid-70s at the warmest spot, dry for thanksgiving but rain returns this weekend. - ( helicopter whirring ) - ( roars ) ( siren wails ) ( pop music playing ) ♪ when you're ready ♪ ♪ ready, ready, ready ♪
welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour the beer battle rising to a head. we'll take you to a bar stuck in the middle like this song says in a court fight over something called growlers. why selling smaller portions could mean big trouble. plus a dancer whose work moved the nation. vinita nair looks as his legacy. he's about to receive america's highest civilian honor. that's ahead. right now it's time to show you this morning's headlines. more working fathers are doing the household cooking. researchers and the university of north carolina found that the percentage of men that cooked jumped to 42% in 2008. >> sounds flash doesn't it? >> it sure does. in 1965 it was 29% but as of last year women still spent
twice as much time preparing meals as men. men, welcome to the kitchen. >> were you there in the first place? >> i'm very lucky. i'm married to a chef. >> i know you can cook. charlie, can you cook? i've never seen you in the kitchen. >> no. >> me neither. >> you can make bacon and eggs. >> and broiled fish. whoo are why are you laughing? budweiser is not going to use its clydesdales in this holiday's ads. they may use jay z. >> never can go wrong with jay z. >> netflix snatched tina fey's show last week. the new comedy is called "unbreakable kimmy schmidt. "it's about a woman starting over after escaping a cult.
it's planned for march. we're days away from one of the wiggest shopping weekends which includes black friday. american express launch add small initiative after the recession. it was designed to help the nation's 23 million small businesses recover. last week small businesses made up 54% of all sales in this country. american express's ceo ken chenault is with us. he's an underwriter with cbs. glad you're here. >> are you proud of charlie. >> absolutely. >> good to know. >> tell us about the initiative and what impact you hope it will have. >> i think what's really incredible is small business saturday and shops mall has truly become a movement. we're into our fifth year and the reality is small businessing
are the backbone of the american economy. they're responsible for 50% of the jobs in the plievt work-force. they actually have created two thirds of the net new job oers the last 20 years. and what small businesses want is they want more customers. and that's what we're doing. what's fantastic this year is we have 3,000 communities representing 50 states including washington, d.c. all behind small business saturday. >> what do you mean ken? because some people think -- are you saying mom and pop stores? how do you find them? >> these are independently owned small businesses retailers, restaurants, and the reality is that small businesses drive the local economy. and what you're doing is when you're helping a small business you're helping your own community. and anyone can make a
difference. this is frankly the one movement that i will tell you is not limited to american express. you can use any credit card. you can use cash. you can use checks. all we want you to do is to support small businesses in your community. and this year we're actually extending it into the evening so after you finish shopping you can go to a restaurant and what's very very important is that 50% of consumers are aware of small business saturday in just five years and 82% have said on november 29th on saturday they're going to support small business and 77% of those have said that small business saturday drives them to drop small all year long. >> it's great idea. let me ask you about online security concerns because we've been reporting what's happened at target and home depot. what's american express doing?
>> here's what's very important. american suppress has the largest platform in the world. we don't just issue cards. we acquire merchants. we have all that information in data so our fraud rates are 50% less than the rest of the industry. >> are you worried about hackers? >> we absolutely are. we've got to be focused on it on daily basis. there are literally thousands of attacks every day, and so it is absolutely critical that from a technology standpoint we continue to innovate because it is a major, major threat and privacy, security trust is fundamental. >> and they continue to innovate as well. >> let me tell you, charlie. the reality is you have some of the most brilliant people who are sfraud f fraudsters and we have to be way ahead of them.
>> is it -- >> i think at the end of the day it's all sources. we have to be prepared for every group that is involved in hacking. >> let's talk about you, ken chenault for just a second. i'm going to toot ken chenault's horn just a bit. eric schmidt said this about you. ken exhibits the best leadership i have ever worked with. i like that. what do you think is the key to being a good leader? >> i would say two of three things. one is my favorite quote on leadership comes from napoleon and i always preference it always saying i don't want to wind up like him, but i really believe the role of the leader is to define real and give hope. we know how difficult it is in the world to operate today to define reality. you've got dom up with strategies and tactics to define hope and that's critical. i think about that every single
day. >> thank you. >> find reality and give hope. >> napoleon. >> ken chenault always grade to have you here. >> thank you. >> shop small on saturday. >> shop small on saturday. >> we got the message. speaking of smou we have beer fans. they're called growlers. in flid half gallon growlers are banned even though it's legal to fill jugs that are larger and smaller. critics call the law stupid. >> reporter: in craft beer bars this half gallon jug called a grow ler has been good. but filling a growler is a sobering thought at the kraftd keg in sterling florida, where
bar owner guy giuseppe could be breaking the law if he sold one. >> reporter: what makes it bad. >> i couldn't tell you. >> in florida it's illegal to sell larger than 32 ounces or less than. the standard growler is 64 ounces. it's the only state that bans it entirely. he says that is confusing to tourists. >> we can fill a 32-ounce or a gallon but not a half gallon. >> i can buy two quarts? >> yes. well, that's asinine. they do. they think it's a rip-off. >> it's a state that set up a stupid law. >> they're sueing the state of florida claiming the growler ban is unconstitutional.
>> is guy's business in jeopardy of losing business? >> i don't think so but why should he be prohibited. >> the law's been on the books for half a century but the craft industry has only recently exploded in florida growing from sufficient six craft breweries in 2007 to at least a hundred today. >> why would florida want to prevent you from silling a half gallon of beer? >> the only only sense i can make from it is it slows the growth of draft beer industry down. >> reporter: distributors support it. last week the state filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit adding the restriction is designed to deter excessive drinking. >> that argument simply doesn't hold water. all it does is move the drinker,
he brought dancing to them. he's among 19 people who will receive the medal of presidential freedom tonight. vinita nair is here. vinita, good morning. >> we're not just at the studio. we're in the midst of a class as you can see. when alvin ailey discovered this company he wanted it to be something more than african-american but since it's become something more universal. >> he said it so eloquently. he said the dance comes from the people and should always be delivered back to the people.
that's what we do. >> robert battle will accept the award for alvin ailey. >> when i think about the shoes that i'm filling i think more about the shoulders on which i stand and then i think about alvin ailey. i think about what he made possible for so many people that look like me. >> ailey began his career on broadway. in 1958 r 58 he founded his company with only two dancers. it was based on his segregated childhood based on spiritual, gospel, and blues nchl the midst of a civil rights movement it became a widely celebrated culture. >> was he talking about his own experience or did he want it to be about the masses? >> it's really about the human being and everything the human being endures.
>> reporter: the company has performed in over 75 countries for 25 million people and from those seven original dancers, alvin ailey thatder has grown to include hundreds of aspiring performers from every background. >> he wanted us go out and see things, read watch the news know what's going on around you because all of that will inform what's on stage. that's why when people come to a performance, they don't just see it but they feel it. for me to be able to relate to what wu going on on stage and realize that some of the things i was witnessing i've also gone through personally. >> matthew rushing saw his first performance when he was 13 years old. i didn't know it was possible to go to the nadir and relate to the artist. >> from here -- >> reporter: today he's carrying on ailey ease mission. this season he choreographed a piece called "odetta." it's based on the music of
odetta holmes the african-american singer from the 1960s. the company hopes to introduce her to a new generation. >> is there something relevant in your story to what's happening in the world right now? >> for the first time i really feel like in my career whether it be dance or choreography i feel like i commented on things what i was experienced what i saw in front of my face from day to day. >> reporter: rushing was captivated by what he was seeing in the news. >> because of a lot of the racial tension going on in the states and seeing the videos of the young black men being treated the way they were treated, of course i couldn't turn that off going into the studio. >> ailey died in 1989 but his mission lives on. >> when you look back how important was it to you that alvin ailey said that's what i set out to do?
>> it was very important. i repeatedly remembered how people mention we stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us. i feel we auld should take a moment to thank those shoulders that we stand on and this goes directly in to mr. ailey ease vision. he's a broad pair of shoulders that we stand upon. >> alvin ailey will begin its 43rd consecutive season next week. all of the kids you're seeing behind me all of the kids auditioned for a coveted spot in the school. at most one or two of them will eventually progress into the company. >> thank you. >> beautiful. >> no one said it would be easy. >> no. but i love what they said in the piece. you don't just see it but you feel it. i've seen "revelations" five times. do. you feel something different every time. >> you have meryl streep
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before we go, here's one more look at reading, pennsylvania's christmas tree before they start taking it down. it was criticized for being shabby and uninspiring. a better tree will take place later this week. i'm disappointed. >> i am too. >> i respectfully disagree with you. christmas is about a pretty tree. i'm not done charlie.
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he's not going to see this in boston. a lot of sunshine out there. clear all the way to the coastline. offshore winds and looking back toward the city of africa. it will be a sunny and mild day today as we're going to see temperatures warming up under high pressure and that ridge will continue to build in the next few days, probably going to 60s and low 70s this afternoon. 69 in napa, 66 in san francisco and 68 in san jose. tomorrow, maybe some mid-70s in the warmest spots. we'll cool down slightly on wednesday. moore cooling and a few clouds by describe on thanksgiving. we're going to check out your kcbs traffic when we come back. tag: sooner or later everyone needs a helping hand, or a helping paw! so mattress discounters good deed dogs is raising money to help train assistance dogs for wounded veterans. veteran: i live independently
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good morning, we still have a hot spot in the livermore bale vale because of an earlier -- valley because of an earlier stall. it's now down to 41 minutes between the altamont pass and 680. but the traffic is heavy between vasco and hacienda. san jose, northbound 280 approaching the 88 interchange, there was an accident blocking lanes. it has cleared but it was still sluggish. still seeing heavy delays on 237 through silicon valley. that's feast-worthy. so celebrate with the kfc festive feast.
wayne: oh, hey, it's tv! jonathan: it's a new jet ski! - what?! wayne: oops. you don't know me, you're not my mama. you're not my mom! tiffany: oh, my god! jonathan: it's a trip to jamaica! wayne: lord have mercy. you got the big deal of the day! - i'm going to pick door number one! jonathan: it's time for “let's make a deal.” now, here's tv's big dealer, wayne brady! wayne: bienvenidos, damas y caballeros to “let's make a deal,” i'm wayne brady. thank you so much for tuning in. right now i need one, not two, but three people. who wants to make a deal? all right, over here. you, the bobby soxer. got the bobby soxer. with the birthday cake.