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captioning m 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." spring is almost one month old now. but this past winter is still a vivid memory for many of us particularly those who happened to be in alaska getting a films of the aurora borealis. lee cowan had a front row seat.
he's got the pictures to prove it. >> it's the stuff of poems and song of mystical fantasy and scientific fact. >> the photo doesn't do it justice. the motion and swirling and dance is what makes it so magical. >> perhaps even spiritual. >> just gives you a sense of knowing that your ancestors are watching you and you better behave. >> chasing alaska's northern lights. ahead on "sunday morning." >> osgood: kate mulgrew is actress whose career is spanned 40 years. now shedding light on off-screen chapter of her light. >> kate mulgrew who stars is "zoning the new black" never talked about the most painful decision of her life. >> i instantly regretted it.
>> you went to the church. >> yeah. >> later on "sunday morning," kate mulgrew on 20 year search for the daughter she gave up for adoption. >> osgood: russell crowe is hard working actor with a very wide range and model rep pew tikes. seth doane caught up with him down under in australia. >> when actor now director russell crowe invited us to visit his secluded ranch seven hours north of sydney we had no idea who would happen. i didn't know who i was going to meet from personality perspective. >> you do, don't you. >> russell crowe takes a new direction. ahead on "sunday morning". >> osgood: style points which you expect to get from a top
designer much more surprising of a basketball star. takes us court side. >> westbrook. >> the nba's leading scorer is also scoring some style points. >> i sit down, snap, snap, snap, looks like new york. >> later on "sunday morning." russel >> osgood: mo rocca talks to former church g g g g who no longer believe. and lauryn hill. and bill flanagan has had it with costly subscription services. first headlines of sunday morning 19th of april. migrants from libya are feared dead after ship capsized in the
mediterranean. major search is underway south of sicily about 700 people were on board. only about two dozen have been rescued. another video out this morning reportedly from islamic state terror group showing the execution of two groups of people in libya. we decided not to show you pictures. some of them were captured. last surviving members of doolittle's raiders were in dayton ohio, where they presented the museum of the u.s. air force with group's congressional gold medal. medal which was bestowed on them last week honors their daring bombing attack on japan 73 years ago. ♪ at the rock and roll hall of fame in cleveland last night the group green day joan jett, bill withers, lou reed and stevie ray
vaughan were inducted. and severe storms forecast for the southeast, will be rainy in the midwest. folks in the northeast and across the west will see sunny skies. the week ahead it will be nicer in the southeast, warming up most everywhere else. coming up, the greatest show on earth. >> the scariest part was that i would be dishonest in any way. >> osgood: down to earth chat with actress kate mulgrew.
>> osgood: sunday morning church not in the cards those who say they are beyond belief. beyond leave in the scripture anyway. for some abandonment of their faith wasn't easy our cover story from mo rocca. >> my parents were married here. i got baptized here twice actually. >> visit jackson mississippi you can't miss the first baptist church. to neil carter it was like a second home. >> this is where i grew up. >> at the age of 15, carter says he was saved by a youth evangelist. >> it was very emotional
experience for me. i broke down into tears. almost immediately after i got saved i began teaching sunday school i did that for about ten years. >> after college he went to seminary and thought about becoming a minister. when did you start having doubts? >> i like to say that i've always lived with an inner skeptic. even when i was a kid. i always had questions. >> his questioning lasted for decades but five years ago carter finally admitted to himself that he's an atheist. >> it was very upsetting for her. it felt like i had died. >> their marriage they have four daughters ended in 2012. but carter seas he never mentioned his atheism to his middle school history students. how did the kids find out that you're an atheist. >> one of them had been stalking me on facebook and saw that i
had "liked" a page about atheism. i refused to answer the question which was them was enough of an answer. >> the principal soon instructed him never to discuss anything to do with religion in class. shortly thereafter you were transferred. >> first they moved me out of my classroom to a math class. then that they just told me they wouldn't bring me back to next school year. >> we don't know why he was transferred no reason was documented his school declined to talk to us. he started a blog and joined a group called openly secular. >> my name is neil carter. i live in jackson mississippi. >> he talks about the price he says he paid for declaring he's an atheist. >> because around here people are taught that morality comes from religion.
so if you don't have religious beliefs, then you must not ab moral person. >> like a light switch, it's, you're immoral you're going to raise evil children. you're a bad parent. they are questioning your whole existence. i'd rather somebody assume i'm stupid than assume i'm wicked. it's prejudice. >> from raleigh, north carolina, todd stiefel, a former catholic, leads the openly secular campaign. it's a new effort including "saturday night live" alum julia sweeney that asks nonbelievers to go public. >> but it was really harsh word. it was hard word for a lot of people to handle including, for example, my parents. >> while 7% of americans say they don't believe in god only a little more than 2% call themselves atheist. >> it has bad branding.
i've had people say, i don't believe in god but i'm not an atheist. they don't want to use the term. >> i am an atheist. >> in the 1960s. the face of atheism was madeline murray who famously crusaded to end mandatory bible readings in public schools. >> i felt this was unconstitutional practice in relation to separation of church and state. >> she was to say the least a polarizing figure. openly secular is taking a different approach. focusing lesson the law and more on the court of public opinion. >> it's about changing hearts and changing minds. it's about people realizing that we are somebody you don't need to fear. we're somebody you don't need to distrust. >> 53% of americans say they be less likely to support an atheist for president.
in politics an admission of atheism is virtual suicide. >> why would you elect an atheist to public office? well, of course not. >> we begin our crusade. join together in silent prayer. >> god bless america. >> thank you. god bless america. >> may god bless the united states of america. >> yes americans are religious. particularly in the south which is why it's calledhe bible belt. black americans are especially devout. nearly nine in ten african americans believe with certainty that god exists. >> candidly when i think atheist i don't picture you. >> yeah. you might picture an old white guy. >> mandisa thomas is an event service manager in suburb of atlanta. >> when people meet you what assumptions do they make?
>> they assume i go to church. i sing gospel. that i am just overly in love with jesus. >> that you love tyler perry. >> love tyler perry. >> i'm going out in the highways and byways and doing what the lord told me to do? >> might say well, you better get your life right. get your mind right. i can in the believe that you have turned away from the lord. >> is raising her two sons and owlier daughter as what she calls free thinkers. >> is there particular pressure on black people to profess a belief in god? >> yes there is. through slavery, through the civil rights movement through all of the injustice that we faced in this country there. is overall sentiment in our community that we've come this far by faith. >> god bless you and be with you. >> thomas says she prefers to
emphasize the doctor rather than the reverend in the reverend dr. martin luther king, junior. >> he admired mahatma ghandi. he was hindu. was just not defined by christianity. he was much more diverse than that. we let people know that leader in the black community weren't all religious. >> when she says we -- good afternoon everyone. >> she means black nonbelievers. secular group she founded in 2011. a support group for black atheists many say they have been shunned by family and friends. >> if you leave the religion people aren't really supposed to associate with you any more. >> you saw i'm atheist? >> feel isolated. we help with that. we don't want anybody feeling that they're alone in this. >> we're all relying on each
other to survive. >> our community, black community, what is the first thing they are looking for. >> god-fearing man. >> no surprise almost half of all americans say they would be unhappy if a family member married an atheist. at their meetings each month, these nonbelievers talk about ways to navigate in a world of believers. >> i have two facebook pages. >> one for? >> one for just general stuff. the other one is for tracy the hard core atheist. >> you also might keep two facebook i'd fees if you were facing eternal damnation. how do you think a person of faith should deal with an atheist? >> should engage with them. like any human being. i'm going to treat them with respect and love.
>> reverend dr. luke is -- do you think atheists are going to hell? >> i'm not god. i can't say who is going to hell or really who is going to heaven. >> have you ever doubt add god's existence? >> sure. doubt is a part of faith. questions about god, are you there, which we see throughout the songs anger against god there can be a journey of doubt and questioning. but that's actually a part of the faith. lord i believe. help my unbelieve. >> built the atheists we met say they're not struggling with their unbelieve. what do you believe? >> i belief that people can make the world a better place if they work together. >> i belief in being good. i belief what can be proven.
>> love other people. treat them with love and they will treat you back that way. live a life of integrity. be honest. >> despite all these personal difficulties you've experienced, are you happy that you as you put it, came out of the closet as an atheist? >> it's made for a more authentic life for me. it's really difficult to not feel at home in your own life. and at some point you have to just own it or else you're not really living. >> reach right out -- next. full speed ahead. >> away she goes!
>> to string, no rope, let her go. >> osgood: now a page from our sunday morning almanac. april 19th, 1877, 138 years ago today. a date that would change the course of recreational boating. for that was the day ole evinrude was born in norway. at the age of five, ole moved with his family to wisconsin where he grew up to become a life long tinkerer with motors. in 1906, the story goes, evinrude rowed across a lake to fetch ice cream for an island picnic with his future wife. only to have the ice cream melt
before he could finish rowing back. as recreated in this film, evinrude's misfortune inspired him to action. in 1911 he was award add patent for his marine propulsion mechanism, otherwise known as the out board motor. though not the first on the market evinrude quickly established l itself as the most reliable. evinrude outboards have created generations of weekend boaters powered high speed racers and played big role in helping water skiing to take off. which helps explain why in that classic american movie "jaws 2" evinrude outboard motors play a memorable supporting role. >> while he was getting out board motor off the ground young friend worked in his shop was coming up with another
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>> osgood: style points aren't the only points one fashion industry notable is scoring these days. has been watching him in action. ♪ >> you could say that being russell westbrook has its advantages. from photo shoots to fashion shows to cocktail parties the invitations never stop. >> my philosophy is never stop, never settle. ♪ >> when he's not jet setting to paris for a men's wear show or taking tips from vogue editor in chief, westbrook is busy building his own fashion empire. >> look at you.
>> was that photo shopped at all? >> no way. no way. no way. >> and did we mention he has a pretty good day job. >> there goes westbrook. as point guard for the oklahoma city thunder westbrook was the nba's leading scorer this season. and racked up numbers not seen since the days of wilt chamberlain and michael jordan. >> russell westbrook is the best player in the nba right now. >> i told you! >> but it's westbrook's off the court style that has him in a league of his own. >> not trying to dress like anybody else. trying to find a niche, find something that i like. but also i looking too crazy. i have a happy medium between both. >> last summer he partnered with new york retailer barney's to create a menswear line. first time an athlete has ever collaborated on a project with a
high fashion mecca. and this year he became creative director of the designer denim brand true religion. what is it about fashion that gets your blood going? >> my ideas for beautiful clothes. >> but wearing thousand dollars shirts and hobnobbing with fashion insideers is a far cry from his childhood in the inner-city los angeles. did you have a style icon? did you see somebody on tv or just say man he looks cool. >> my mom. that was it. even dressed my dad up to make sure he was looking nice. >> growing up westbrook says he focused on two things. sports and school. but the honor roll student struggled on the core. at 5'8" he couldn't even dunk a basketball. but in what appeared to be an overnight transformation, westbrook shot up five inches in
his senior year of high school and that's when ucla came calling. after two years with the bruins and two ncaa final four appearances, a now 6'3" westbrook took a chance entered the nba draft in 2008. >> the seattle supersonics select russell westbrook from ucla. >> an unlikely star was about to be born. built the 19-year-old still had a lot to learn. what is a rookie season like in the nba? >> a learning process. it was a learning process. i was here in oklahoma city, i didn't know where oklahoma was. i had to call my mom every two hours. she is like, leave me alone. >> russell westbrook! >> eventually westbrook figured it all out.
in 2012 the player that no one ex spoke come this far led oklahoma city all the way to the nba finals. >> and a foul! >> the thunder lost to the miami heat. but westbrook emerged a winner. at least in style points. the eccentric outfits he wore during post game press conferences sent the internet into a frenzy and transformed him into an instant style icon. >> like a fashion show. you see like 100 people like sitting down like snap, snap snapping. that's what it looks like when you walk through here. >> the nba is considered the most fashion forward of any professional sports league. and competition among players has spilled from the court to the closet. ♪ to prepare for his five minutes on the arena catwalk westbrook spends nearly an hour picking
out his clothes. >> i grab a shirt i grab a jacket. i grab jeans, then look at the colors in the shirt, the shoes usually takes one or two times to kind of figure out combination of what i like. >> the budding designer has expanded his brand in to clued eye wear and boxers. at 26 worth an estimated $20 million. >> how are you doing? what's your name? >> money he's using to champion causes that are most important to him. >> i want to find a way to make reading fun. >> through his foundation, westbrook has opened reading rooms at three elementary schools in oklahoma city. >> way for me to give the kids access to books encourage them to read and also reward them. >> from hoop to high fashion to his recent engagement, westbrook
is reaping the rewards of his success. but says he'll never forget where he started. >> i look back just kind of see my roots always kind of remember where i'm from and what it took for me to get to the position i am now. one isn't thatly keeps pushing me to become a better player and a better person. >> osgood: still to come. >> that was hardest moment of my life. >> osgood: actress kate mulgrew real life drama. next, a story that's out of this world.
>> osgood: the aurora borealis, the proper name for the phenomenon most known as northern lights. to see them at their best each winter you have to head north, far north. lee cowan is there. >> it's tempting to start this story by explaining just how cold 20 below really feels. but this is fairbanks, alaska. almost always cold. besides being cold is the point
because cold -- >> awesome. >> means clear skies. that can open a window to the wonderful. >> oh, wow. >> oh, my! >> the aurora borealis, or northern lights. they have been dancing across these lofty latitudes for as long as the e.r. has been dancing an the sun. from the international space station, time lapse photos show just how impressive the show really is. but they are as illusive as they are mysterious. and catching the lights in person takes a bit of doing. >> if you're going out with us you have to be prepared because we go out in any conditions that are safe to do so. and that means down to 45 below zero. >> that's still safe? >> oh, yeah. as long as you're properly dressed for it, yeah. >> ronn and marketa murray's photos bring the aurora into
heavenly focus. >> i think we have good clear skies in the aurora plane tonight. >> they also run a tour company taking photo enthusiasts on the chase of their lives. >> going up to cleary summit. >> we will be climbing to around 2600 feet. >> to find the picture perfect position. >> everybody got your cameras out ready to go? >> for this. >> ken and kevin fox from san francisco couldn't believe their eyes. >> this green band had all turned purple and then it started dancing around and it just all opened up. the whole sky blew up. >> just like to. >> most of the time it's just like, wow. your jaw, trying to pick it up
off the snow. >> almost like a drug. >> it is. it is very much like a drug. >> for some of their clients like this woman, the natural high can be almost overwhelming, in a good way. >> she just fell down. she dropped to her knees and she said oh, my, god. thank you so much. it brought me to tears. she was so excited. >> is it a spiritual experience? >> very spiritual. very moving. something that touches you inside. in a way that you can't -- there aren't words for it. >> best explained the aurora is essentially a neon sign without the tube. it all begins with the sun's collar winds. highly charged parcels hurdling through space. some are pulled toward the earth's magnetic poles. creates that eerie glow. the 'roar i can't borealis in the north the aurora australis
in the south. >> you are seeing the magnetic field lines being blown around by the solar winds. it can only be seen during the winter months and some years the activity is better than others. in fact there's no guarantee you'll ever see a display. when it is there there's no other light show like it. >> those green wisps are thoughts to be the spirits of their ancestors. sean topkok is inupiaq eskimo. >> our parents would tell us stories that if we whistle at the northern lights, it makes the lights dance a little bit brighter. >> but if he whistled too much they warned -- >> the spirits would come down and cut off your head and play eskimo football with your head so you shouldn't whistle too loudly.
>> the lights haven't lost all their mystery. the poker flattery search range outside fairbanks was largely built specifically to study the aurora. its main road is named after its former long time director neal brown. >> it was a huge mystery to us until we could use photography and simple speck toe graphs to document what those colors were. we've solved most of those technical problems. but we still are left with a lot of really cool scientific basic research things. >> the current nagging question. does mother nature's psychedelic light show actually make a sound? >> we have tried to record it. never have succeeded yet we have hundreds and hundreds of reports going back 200 years that are pretty consistent about what people have heard. fascinating. >> still lots of questions. >> lots of questions.
>> now! >> to learn more researchers at poker flat aim sounding rockets straight into the heart of the aurora. like this launch back in january. but even for the best of the best catching an aurora in the middle of its magic act can be pretty tricky business. >> we have just a tiny sliver of aurora on the horizon right now. that will be good. >> they use several different model, is that help predict when and where the show might be. but it's still a roll of the celestial dice. and pressure is on. some of the folks who make this chilly commitment have come from a half a world away. >> not bad. >> jose tobias was from mexico. >> personally i think this is one of the natural things that we have to see in our lives. >> very nice.
>> may and michelle came here all the way from malaysia. sometimes the stakes are especially personal. more than one occasion they have helped grant a dying wish. like they did for this man with terminal cancer. >> this is one of the last memories he had in his life. so when you are responsible for that type of an experience for people, you learn that you can't take it for granted. because while we get to do this nearly every night most of the folks we're taking out don't. >> took us a few days, but the wait was certainly worth it. if ronn and marketa's pictures of us under the aurora's glow look almost fake that's
>> osgood: it happened this past week. three very different passings of note. a. alfred taubman died friday night at his michigan home. a trained architect taubman pioneered the idea in the 1950s of putting parking spaces in front of stores. effectively creating the modern strip mall. like his idea or not it changed the face of suburbia and made alfred taubman a billionaire. from 1983 to 2000 taubman served as chairman of the south bee's auction house where charges ever price fixing. for his hundreds of millions ever dollars in gifts to medical research and other causes that taubman is primarily being remembered this weekend. a. alfred taubman was 91.
we also learned of the death earlier this month of joel spira he light-dimming device suitable for in-home use. now stresses dimmer's energy savings, emphasize the romantic possibilities. joel spira was 88. and speaking of romance, tuesday brought news of the death of percy sledge. ♪ whose recording of "when a man loves a woman" was a number one hit back in 19666. ♪ born in alabama, sledge was a hospital orderly who moonlighted with the local band when his very first single catapulted him to stardom. sledge went on to a long recording touring career was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame in 2005.
percy sledge was 74. ♪ >> osgood: next. >> unexpected and terrific. marvelous. >> osgood: kate mulgrew's happy ending. what's that thing? i moved our old security system out here to see if it could monitor the front yard. why don't you switch to xfinity home? i get live video monitoring and 24/7 professional monitoring that i can arm and disarm from anywhere. hear ye! the awkward, teenaged one has arrived. switch to modern security. add xfinity home for $29.95 a month and lock in your rate for 2 years. plus save up to 20% on your home owners insurance. call 1-800-xfinity today.
>> osgood: actress kate milieu played a number of roles in her time. but none of them can match real life drama she writes about in her new book. she sat down with anthony mason for some questions and answers. >> what made you want to write a book now? >> i wanted to be known. >> to be known? >> yeah. for 40 years i've been an actress playing other people. >> she's known for playing red
reznikov. the head of the prison kitchen in "orange is the new black." >> captain catherine janeway on "star trek voyager." >> becoming increasingly difficult to answer questions about what our future plans are. >> one of sam malone's girlfriends on "cheers." >> have you ever thought about you and me tying the knot? >> you told me you didn't go for that kinky stuff. >> thank you very much. >> but to become known for herself meant kate mulgrew had to write about some painful subjects. the early deaths of her two younger sisters. a rape. and perhaps most painful of all her choice to give her first born child up for adoption.
>> what part of this was you confronting you? >> a big part. >> was it scary down there? >> the scariest part was that i would be dishonest in any way. >> catherine kiernan mulgrew grew up in dubuque iowa, in a large irish catholic family. her dramatic talents were apparent early. here she is just out of high school in a local radio play. >> you must help me get away from here. in f my name gets associated with a murder, my modeling career will be finished. >> by age 20 she moved to new york quickly landed a starring role in a new soap opera about an irish family bar in the city called "ryan's hope." >> i've been to the --
>> how quickly did "ryan's hope" kind of -- >> catapult me? >> yeah. >> overnight. whole gag else of girls would stop me on the streets of new york. "mary ryan." >> that first season she was on top of the world. then she got pregnant. the father was an assistant director. marriage was out of the question. there was no way it was going to work with this baby with the two of you? >> no. you know, he's a good guy. we were just too young. >> they broke up on this bench outside central park. >> i mean, looked at me, not unkindly said, i wish i'd never met you. >> at her mother's urging she went to catholic charities and agreed to put the unborn baby up for adoption. >> maybe i'll get some -- while the producers of "ryan's hope" wrote her
pregnancy into the plot line. >> it's a girl! >> six million people watched me have this baby. i had the baby. and i gave the baby up and went back to work two days later. >> you have to have a baby on the show? >> yeah. >> how did you get yourself ready for that? >> that was the hardest moment of my life. >> i'm getting scared. walking on to that set with that stunt baby and delivering a monologue about love, fidelity, endurance and "i will never leave you" -- >> it's you and me now. don't worry. you'll be safe no matter what. i instantly regretted giving her up.
it was instant. i went immediately the first week. i begged. >> you went to the church. >> yeah. i begged. >> said, i made a mistake. >> yeah. >> they said. >> no. no. no. >> the decision the church said was unalterable. mulgrew went on with her life. she married moved to seattle and had two stops. but part of her never gave up looking for her daughter. >> she will always be in front of me and i'll find her. >> it would take more than 20 years. she'd become first female captain of a star trek series. >> you know, i'm really easy to get along with most of the time. but i don't like bullies and i don't like threats. and i don't like you. >> mulgrew can be as fierce in person as she is on screen hired three private investigators and continued to pressure the
church. finally in 1999 she was contacted by an agency that connects adopted children with their birth parents. at 5:00 in the morning she was in her trailer on the set of "star trek." >> the phone rang. hello? hello? hi. this is danielle gaudette. and i think i am your birth daughter. >> they agreed to meet that weekend at a hotel in cambridge massachusetts at noon. >> i got to the lobby at 9:00. >> you were sitting there for three hours? >> three hours. in case i missed her. everybody who came through that door was my daughter. >> finally danielle appeared. she'd been just as stunned the agency had found her birth
mother. >> i was like a deer in the headlights. overjoyed. they're like, do you watch "star trek"? i'm like, no. >> how did she seem when you met her, from your point of view? >> you can be honest. >> well, very refreshing kind of feeling because there's a likeness. so that was really neat thing. but then i also felt overwhelmed. >> now a 37-year-old yoga instructor danielle had grown up with her adoptive family in massachusetts. meeting kate began a long healing process that both admit has been hard at times. >> i have one memory of kate visiting me, she was talking, telling me a story sitting across the table. but when i tuned in to myself there's a screaming girl in my
head shouting "you have to love me. you better love me, like not listening at all. which i then saw this has affected my life. many aspects of my life. many relationships. >> the healing continued for 17 years now. right up when danielle red "born with teeth" and her birth mother's description of their first phone call. >> i cried. really wept when i read that part. this is where her story and my story cross. it came together. it clicked inside my head. i had a huge relief of emotion. >> pretty cool. >> pretty terrific kid. >> the actress wanted to be
known for more than her chair actors. in writing her story kate mulgrew knows more about herself now, too. >> all of it's been quite unexpected and terrific. marvelous. i love you. >> i love you too. >> very much so. who would have thought this, you know. >> coming up. >> best day i've ever had. >> osgood: score one for courage.
mt. st. joseph university freshman last october she was already so sick she could barely dribble. but here she was at 6:00 a.m. practice. >> one two, three! >> lauren may have had terminal brain tumor but dying was the last thing on her mind. >> because i feel like i'd be a quitter. >> her sights were set on making it to her first college basketball game. >> i wanted to wear that jersey and feel like a super hero again. because that's what i feel when i put on the jersey and that number. >> her number was 22. and everyone near where she lived outside cincinnati, ohio, would eventually come to know it. in fact by game day she was so well-known around here folks lined the streets just to see her bus drive by. and the game itself sold out 10,000 seats. gone, in an hour. it was the first game of the college basketball season arguably the best. everyone ex sect her to play just a few seconds no one expected her to score. but right off the opening tip
this kid who was eligible for hospice made her first hoop. hadn't had a moment quite like that since lou gehrig. >> the best day i've ever had. [ cheering and applause ] thank you guys so much. >> her last days really were her best. after the game she got on a wheaties box. her school gave her an honorary doctor at of humane letters. and most importantly she helped raise more than a million and half dollars for pediatric brain cancer research. >> please bow your heads in prayer. >> that legacy this legend were honored at a memorial last week. service was held in the same where she made her first layup. her friends and family it was a
gut-wrenching return. this was the part of dying that lauren dreaded. she hated thinking how sad people would be but other than that she was remarkably accepting of her fate. in fact in one of her final interviews she said, if someone had to get this disease she's glad it was her. kids who suffer from pediatric brain cancer needed an advocate. >> i'm so happy to be their voice and happy to be fight can for them. >> she really was that remarkable. >> and i really hope that i can bring a change in the world. >> lauren hill gone at 19 but still an undying force. >> osgood: still to come. >> this is 1400 acre. >> it's huge. >> osgood: down under with russell crowe. and -- >> once upon a time you bought a
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>> on the threat of invasion. we'd be on the far side of the world this ship is our home. this ship. >> it's "sunday morning" on cbs. here again is charles osgood. >> osgood: russell crowe commanded our full attention in the 2003 film "the that are side of the world." on the far side of the world that seth doane visited him for this sunday profile. >> it seems a million miles from anywhere. life here is about a beautiful sunrise, rolling hills simple peace and quiet. this is a 1400 acre ranch? >> yeah. >> it's huge. >> russell crowe says he's always thinking about this not so little patch of earth as he travels and works around the world. he may be from new zealand but this part of australia is home.
and it's not always quiet. "nana glen" is a 7 hour drive north of sydney. most important it's 7,275 miles from hollywood. you come here and relax and detach? >> well this is the island, you know? you come in behind the gate you're not a brand name any more you know? >> in the world of brand name movie stars russell crowe is among the biggest. there's of course his academy award winning performance as a roman general in "gladiator" and nominations for his portrayal of a tormented math genius in "a beautiful mind." >> that's only way i'll ever distinguish myself. >> and as a tobacco industry
whistle blower in "the insider". >> nicotine delivery business. that's what cigarettes are for. >> there's "l.a. confidential" "noah" "le mis" we counted more than 40 movies in which he's acted. but he invited us to his farm to discuss a very different sort of role. director. what is it about being a director that is so much more appealing for you than acting? >> well, it's understanding what the art form really is. it's understanding that it's about composition, it's about color, levels of emotion levels of tension and it's just complete. very complete in fact most complete artistic experience that i've ever had. because so much is under your control. >> his first real commercial directing effort is "the water diviner."
a film set to be released in america this coming week which already won number of awards in australia, where it was the highest grossing movie of 2014. >> you can't find your own children. >> it's the story of a father, played by crowe who goes in search of his three missing sons who went off to war. >> this is your family. if this was your son. >> in the cattle phone one side of his farm, crowe told us if you think the transition from actor to director is difficult, it wasn't. >> this is the language i speak. i've been in front of a camera since 19706789 i speak this language. i am of this tribe. >> the backdrop for "the water diviner" is the battle of galipoli, the invasion of turkey
by british french australian and new zealand troops 100 years ago. are you a student of history n. >> i was in to watching -- you take on a lot of roles. >> it's a balance always is a balance. look at the opportunity i get man. i've time traveled. i've walked the streets of rome where anything in my perspective is 184a.d. that's what people are dressed like. >> the attention to detail is critical for a director. >> you're shooting him. >> while filming he says if he wasn't careful he could have shot hundreds of satellite dishes on buildings, not exactly fitting for 1915 istanbul. in sydney we sat with him as he cheered on his movie at the film critics circle awards. and picked up the honor himself,
though he wanted the award for best director. >> i'm not going to talk about the director. because i managed to get through the day. >> at this point like directing more than acting? >> substantially. substantially. and one of these days i'll actually direct a film that i'm not in. >> why would you put yourself in a film if you'd rather just direct? >> the simple equationf i direct it and i'm in it, i have a budget of x. if i direct it but i'm not in it i have x-minus. so as a director, you want as many assets as you can possibly have. >> you can in essence get more money for the film if you say "and i'll be in it." >> yeah bottom line. >> racing around his farm on the atvs he let his director instincts show not only telling cameras where to get the best shots. >> what we'll do now is one of
you guys go down and get to the creek bed. >> but at one point turning to me and shouting "give it some extra gas." before we barreled through a creek. this playful crowe seemed far from the man once parodied in the animated series "south park." >> oh, my, god it's russell crowe. >> the star has made plenty of headlines for reasons he'd rather not. >> to be totally honest coming here i didn't know who i was going to meet from personality perspective. you read all sorts of things about you. >> you do, don't you. >> do you feel that this image of hollywood's bad boy is over blown? there's truth to it? >> i'm not from hollywood. i go there to work. but it's all made up. i'm sorry to burst your bubble. >> what do you mean? >> the whole tough guy thing. i put make up on for a living,
brother. that's what i do. it's not an act. it's a perception that somebody writes. next person go on top of that in know way shape or form any kind of angry person. but if you do my job and you don't get irritated by certain points of it, there's something wrong with you. >> crowe will admit to letting his passions flare when it comes to his love for rugby league. specifically his team, the south sydney rabbitohs. they had been a perennial loser when he bought the team, he helped turn the team around becoming rugby league champions earlier this year. >> for me taking over south sydney and inspiring new generation of south sydney kids is about community independence and massive increase in the value of what the club is,
that's all good, too. >> not being a bad business. >> but it's taken a lot of work. probably cost me a marriage. so that's -- >> that's what happened? >> it took a lot of work. i already had a busy schedule. >> crowe married singer songwriter danielle spencer in 2003 in a chapel he built on his farm. the couple has two sons but is now separated. >> well making a film is my job and my wife clearly understands what my job is. but to her i suppose the football situation was needlessly taking myself away. >> but on his farm, we found a crowe who was relaxed, even reflective and seems just as happy to talk about mulching or cutting brush as discussing his career. >> this place will fix anything.
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>> osgood: here saw look at the week ahead. monday is the day for the boston marathon second race since the 2013 bombing. and the first since conviction of joe car tsarnaev for his role in the attack. tuesday is queen elizabeth's 89 pith birthday. already the oldest monarch in british history. also britain's longest reigning monarch in september. wednesday is international earth day. backers say more than a billion people in 192 countries will be taking part in activities to protect the environment. thursday sees the 10th anniversary of the very first youtube clip. a posting by founder jawek karim entitled "me at the zoo." friday is tax freedom day. the day on which americans are calculated to have collectively earned enough money to pay all
♪ >> osgood: that's merle haggard the okie from mukkogee who was named most promising male vocalist at the very first academy of country music awards in 1966. tonight the academy celebrates the 50th awards ceremony. you can see it all right here on cbs. now to bob schieffer in washington for look what's ahead on "face the nation." good morning bob. >> schieffer: good morning charles. well, in our continuing series of interviews with the possible candidates for the republican nomination in 2016 we'll talk to
senator marco rubio who says among other things he'd be willing to go to war with iran to prevent them from having a nuclear weapon. quite interview. >> osgood: we'll be watching. and next week here on "sunday morning" -- >> i've been a cowboy. >> osgood: stake your claim. i love life, but really i love my chico's life. i take good care of myself and i love what i see when i look in the mirror. i've often been told i'm the best
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