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captioning made possible by johnson & johnson, where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations >> osgood: good morning, i'm charles osgood this is "sunday morning." despite all the recent advances in medicine, many disease still defy treatment. disease so rare that few devote the time or the money to find a cure. it's a dilemma that one artist hopes to turn around by taking a closer look at some of the youngers victims.
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jim axelrod will report our cover story. >> allison buck's son is turning six on tuesday. which is unleashing some complicated emotions. >> every birthday feels like another year less that you have. >> don't turn six because you're getting closer to ten. >> exactly. >> sam has a rare brain disorder that is often fatal by ten. it's one of 7,000 rare disease with no cure. >> i want to get it just perfect. >> but now there's an effort to put a face to each one of these rare diseases. ahead on "sunday morning." >> osgood: coming soon to the summer screen a new movie featuring meg ryan in an important role. >> sorry. >> more than 25 years ago when
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harry met salie, america met meg ryan. >> oh, yes! yes! >> how many takes did that take? >> it was -- i'm sure it was all day. because by the end, who cared what sound i made. just making big sounds. >> meg ryan on life in front of and behind the camera ahead on "sunday morning." >> only one barbra streisand a living legend. she's out with a new album and visiting old haunts with anthony mason. ♪ >> half a century ago barbra streisand made her break through on broadway in "funny girl." >> did you have a ritual before you wept on the stage? >> you mean, pray? no. i didn't. i kind of liked to be thrust
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into the moment. >> later on "sunday morning," back to broadway with barbra streisand. >> osgood: christmas in august? whoever heard of such a thing. our luke burbank, for one. ♪ >> where is old st. nick in the summer? you just might find him and few hundred friends in branson, missouri, of all places. is santa here? >> oh, of course? i saw him on the bus. >> ahead on "sunday morning," it's more santas than you can shake a stick, or actually a candy cane at. >> give me a "ho ho ho ho." >> anna warner guides us through exhibit of works in progress. michelle miller visits a school music program hitting all the right notes. steve hartman tracks a navy man named ernie who has inspired an
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army of supporters. those stories and more. here are the headlines for this sunday morning the 28th of august, 2016. italy's state museums are dedicating their proceeds today to the rebuilding efforts. in the area devastated by wednesday's earthquake. nearly 300 people were killed when three medieval towns were mostly reduced to rubble. the u.s. ambassador to jordan said today that despite a slow start, the obama administration will reach its goal tomorrow of taking 20,000 refugees from war-torn syria. in mississippi, authorities say the man arrested in the killing of two nuns on wednesday has confessed. a wake is scheduled today for sisters margaret held and paula merrill. there's no known motive. the san francisco 49ers say they are respecting their quarterback's right to express
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himself. colin kaepernick sat during the national anthem before an exhibition game friday night. kaepernick says he can't, in his words, show pride in a country that oppresses black people. the nfl says its players are encouraged, but not required, to stand during the national anthem. now to weather, thunderstorms are expected in parts of the northeast and midwest and south to florida, louisiana and texas. sunny skies over the west. the sunshine continues as the calendar turns to september in the week ahead. but watch out, a tropical storm is brewing in the atlantic. next, children in need of a miracle. and later -- a visit with barbra miracle. and later -- a visit with barbra streisand.,,,,,,,,,,,,
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narrator: it wasn't that long ago. years of devastating cutbacks to our schools. 30,000 teachers laid off. class sizes increased. art and music programs cut. we can't ever go back.
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ryan ruelas: so vote yes on proposition 55. reagan duncan: prop 55 prevents 4 billion in new cuts to our schools. letty muñoz-gonzalez: simply by maintaining the current tax rate on the wealthiest californians. ryan ruelas: no new education cuts, and no new taxes. reagan duncan: vote yes on 55. sarah morgan: to help our children thrive. reagan duncan: vote yes on 55. therthat can be serious,ere. even fatal to infants. it's whooping cough, and people can spread it without knowing it. understand the danger your new grandchild faces. talk to your doctor or pharmacist about a whooping cough vaccination today. >> osgood: when children are dying of rare diseases that few people are work to be cure, a closer look is required. which is just what one committed artist is providing. our cover story is reported now by jim axelrod. >> let's do it.
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his name is sam buck and while his high wattage smile and infectious laugh may remind you of a favorite nephew, there is virtually no chance you have ever met a kid like him. sam, who will turn six on tuesday, is one of just 250 people in the world who suffer from vanishing whites matter disease, a brain disorder that destroys white matter. a substance that helps transmit neural impulses and leads to the loss of motor control. there is no cure and the disease is typically fatal by the age of ten. >> every birthday feels like another year less that you have. >> don't turn six because you're getting closer to ten. >> so much we want to do with him. >> allison buck and her husband, nick, have kept careful track in the three years since their son's diagnosis as sam's speech
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has slowed down. >> what is your favorite part of being in school? >> play time. >> and his ability to walk slowly eroded, leaving him now unable even to stand. >> i think it's really hard for people to wrap their heads around the fact that a child as vibrant as sam could be dying. >> the bucks are trying to show sam as much of the world as possible in the time they have left. he's been to 30 states and 19 countries, from these mayan ruins in mexico, to meeting his hero, form mu one race car driver sebastian vittel in texas. he's even managed to squeeze in a meeting with the duchess of cambridge. >> we don't want to waste all our time worrying about what's to come. we want to enjoy whatever time we have with him. >> it is not a pretty thought but it's a real one for parents
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of kids suffering from rare diseases. 95% of all rare diseases have no treatment options at all. with so few people suffering from them, there is no incentive for research and development of a cure. >> want to get it just perfect because it really means a lot. >> that's a fact not lost on lucas could also saw, an artist, a curator of beyond the diagnosis, a collection of intimate portraits of children with rare diseases, like bertrand. one of the first kids he pained for this traveling exhibit: he was the first patient ever diagnosed with something called ngly1 deficiency. bertrand has hundreds of seizures every day. >> i took the wheelchair out. i just made him look like he was having a good day. it's not just a picture, it's a
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real person that i'm dealing with. >> the objective is to humanize these diseases through portraits of kids like theodora who has a fatal heart condition. meagan who suffers from a rare disorder that slows the blood flow to her heart and lungs. and hanna, who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy leading to progressive loss of motor skills. >> maybe somebody will look at this and be inspired to maybe find a cure for it. that would be awesome. >> beyond the diagnosis, hopes to eventually put a face to all 7,000 of these rare diseases. >> it's ambitious. but we're going to do it. >> the idea was hatched by ferrone trish sha weltin of the rare disease united foundation, whose two daughters suffer from rare diseases. >> you can't look at these not be moved. >> so far they're up to 60 portraits by artists from around the world. each hoping to do with paint what can't be fully done by
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words. >> you don't just gee gauche disease you see noh. you don't just see moebius syndrome you see miriam. >> that was the point. >> i can accept that i'm in a wheelchair and that's where i'm going to be. >> they are the faces of duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare muscle wasting disease often fatal by age of 20. >> most kids with my disability are on death's row. they're basically towards the end of their lives. >> but the brothers have more hope than most kids suffering from a rare disease. an experimental drug seems to be helping, it's not a cure, but it does seem to slow down the progression of the disease. austin and max are two of roughly 100 children enrolled in clinical trials. >> i do believe this is holding the kids from the edge of the
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cliff. >> jennifer is austin and max's mother. she's seen austin able to maintain concern functions while on the drug and regain others like raising his arm above his head. max, one of the first to get etiplersen, is still walking more than four years later. but in this world of rare disease, hope is an elusive commodity. the path to drug approval is not easy in part because sample size is so small. >> i'm uncomfortable with the evidence to date. >> four months ago an f.d.a. panel recommended against approving etiplersen until the company provided more data that the drug actually works. if that decision becomes final, it could threaten access to the drug for the leclaires. >> it's almost worse to be shown something that could treat your children then to be told it could be taken away than it is
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to just come to terms with having children that are ill. >> it creates conversations. >> which brings us back to lucas and the moving way he hopes to keep attention focused on rare diseases and pressure on researchers and regulators who may be able to provide hope. >> and they're trying to do the child justice and the family justice. >> when we first met him at his gallery in rhode island, lucas was putting the finishing touches on the portrait of sam buck, precise, delicate work using a syringe to form images, dot by dot. >> i get pretty involved with it. it becomes very difficult to actually paint. because i start to fully understand what this kid is going through and what the family is going through. then it's no longer a portrait to me. it's really a personal experience. >> but even lucas didn't know how personal until he brought the portrait to sam's family for
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a look. >> just incredible. >> how amazing is that? >> who is that? >> me? >> now, vanishing white matter has a face. >> his personality really shows through in the painting. >> it does. you captured his joy. >> a sweet, darling face to put on this hideously cruel and destructive disease. >> every cause needs a face. >> yes. >> that's a beautiful face. >> it's a beautiful face. oh, dishwasher,
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wrote and illustrated his own field guide to the birds. it was published in 1934. >> only 2,000 copies were printed and i was to receive no royalty on the first thousand. but for some reason the field guide just took off almost immediately was literally sold out within a week. >> when "sunday morning" visited him at his connecticut home in 1980, petersen was busy refining his bird paintings, confident that they were truer in their way than photographs. >> a photograph is a record of a split second that moment. and the painter offers a composite of his experience. >> osgood: president jimmy carter awarded petersen the president shall medal of freedom that very same year, 1980. appropriate since freedom is exactly what petersen envied about his subjects. >> originally i reacted to the
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birds because they were wonderful creatures, they can fly, go where they wanted to when they wanted to, i wish i could do that. >> he died in 1996, a month shy of his 88th birthday. his field guides are still in print and still cherished by bird lovers everywhere. unfinished works. now on view, next.
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>> osgood: now some works in progress. it's an exhibit of unfinished works of art and just finished branch. new york metropolitan museum of art. anna warner is our guide. >> it's a new face for one of the nation's largest and oldest art museums. and a new calling for a familiar new york city cultural landmark. welcome to met breuer. why did the met, one of the world's most visited museums, need another location? >> the met has been collecting
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modern contemporary art since its inception. >> thomas campbell, the met's director and ceo. >> we want more space, we want to be more exploratory we want to do more. >> with that in mind the met went looking for a modern locale to expand its contemporary offerings, and found the perfect fixer upper around the corner, just a brief stroll away. >> and here we are, nine minute walk from the main building in a space that was designed for modern and contemporary, so really it was a great gift. >> you may recognize it as the former home of the whitney museum, which recently moved to a new space in downtown manhattan. it's a landmark structure, designed by architect marcel breuer which opened in 1966 the hungarian born, german trained breuer, became well-known for his heavy, sharp edged box like
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designs, come to be labeled brute list. >> do you see a masterpiece? >> absolutely. i'm in love with this building. >> sheena wagstaff, the met's chairman of contemporary and modern art had the job of taking this older, familiar space, and making viewers see it with fresh eyes. >> we wanted to take the building back to the way that marcel breuer designed it, that meant taking off exposed cablings, all sorts of attachments in the walls. even taking the gum out of the concrete, which was -- highly -- meticulous job. >> a mundane kind of problem, but it all adds up. >> yes. >> the result is a stripped down, cleaner space. a building that let's the art speak for itself. just the idea behind the breuer's first major exhibit
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called "unfinished: thoughts left visible." >> many of the works in this room you can really see where the painter stopped. >> andrea bayer and kelly baum are the cocurators featuring works left incomplete or given an unfinished look on purpose. they collected 200 pieces from the renaissance through today, from artist including da vinci, cezanne and warhol. >> they allow us to see beneath the surface to earlier layers. >> kelly. >> they give us profound insight into the artistic process. >> for example, this 1965 alice neil portrait of james hunter black, a vietnam draftee. >> she got as far as his face, neck and one of his hands. the rest of the pick sure she only sketched in. the sitter never returned for a second sitting. he went off to war.
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yet, alice signed the painting on the back and exhibited it during her lifetime because she deemed this incomplete painting finished, perfect. >> the unusual search for incomplete works took these curators around the world, says andrea. >> we were looking at things, we had heard about things. we went and investigated them. when they grabbed us with their story, then we went forward with them. >> sounds like a fascinating treasure hunt, art hunt for you. >> it was. >> some of the their discoveries tell historical stories like this painting by the 18th century french artist, jacques-louis david. >> he we began this portrait of this young woman, madame de pastoret, the revolutionary war came. she and her husband were on the monarchy side, david was a strong revolutionary. and so the portrait could not be finished. there are certain details in it that in fact are missing, one of which that she's not really
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sewing, because there's no needle and thread there. >> so revolution made for an unfinished portrait. >> political upheaval interrupted a work of art. >> so, what do we learn from looking at unfinished works of art? >> they allow us to imagine ourselves alongside the artist working in his or her studio, painting, scraping, editing, allow us to recreate the way the work of art was made. >> the person who was making the work has to decide when it is finished. how they want to finish it. are they capable of fin,ing it. these are questions that are at the heart of the making of any kind of art. >> because art and sometimes even the museums that house it, can be a work in progress.
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>> you've got mail. >> yes! >> osgood: still to come. >> very powerful words. >> osgood: meg ryan on the summer screen. ♪ and, her name is barbra. ♪ ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> don't you hate flying? >> yes, i do. >> i said flying. >> oh. >> it's "sunday morning" on cbs, here again is charles osgood. >> osgood: back in 1993, the summer screen featured meg ryan in the romantic comedy "sleepless in seattle." the new film this summer, meg ryan is making her mark out of camera range. here's jane pauley on ryan's career, past, present and future. >> sorry! >> meg ryan introduced the new
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generation to the romantic comedy. >> you realize that we could never be friends. >> in 1989, when harry met salie. >> this is not a come on in any way shape or form. men and women can be friends, next part always gets in the way. >> i remember reading the script and thinking it was such a delight. the dialogue was so fast. >> i have a number of men friends there's no sex involved. >> , no you don't. >> yes, do you. >> well, you think you do. >> old school. >> i read it i thought it was music that i would want to play. >> are you okay? >> more than 25 years later, the deli scene is a hollywood classic. >> oh! oh! oh, god, yes! yes! >> how many takes did that take? >> it was -- i'm sure it was all
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day. because by the end who cared who sound i made, just making all kinds of big sounds. everybody was used to it by then in the textli. >> i'll have what she's having. ♪ >> ryan's girl next door meets modern woman appeal paired with tom hanks in the 19 0s romantic comedies "sleepless in seattle." >> you've got mail. >> and "you've got mail ." very powerful words. >> romantic comedies in particular, are not too funny. the notes you have to hit, you have to be kind of very specific. it's a very sort of refined little place you have to get to. >> in a great romantic comedy maybe the actress doesn't get her due professionally because, it just looks so natural. >> it looks easy. those are the hard ones to do,
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though. >> don't cry. >> ryan made them look effortless, though she was not a trained actress. how did you become an actor? >> i was paying my way through journalism school. jane, you scoffed when i said it before but you on television in the morning were such an inspiration to me. so elegant, so funny, so smart. >> so out of her depth. >> so not out of her depth. so making everything accessible to everybody. i guess it's hard to hear that but it is true. >> that's pretty thrilling but, your past was meant to be dramatically otherwise? >> i guess so. >> known as peggy hyra at new york university. >> just have to tell you about aren't you -- >> the early '80s commercials
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helped pay tuition. >> back to the most important reason to come to burger king. >> go uptown and do auditions, i would write papers. i wrote a paper about my audition for a soap opera then i got the soap opera. >> professionally meg ryan now, but better known to millions as pet see stuart montgomery andropoulus. her first movie "rich and famous" sealed her fate as a hollywood actress. >> what was it doing there? >> it was in "time" magazine. >> you were the teenage daughter. >> of candice bergen. >> that didn't make you just crave -- >> no. >> fame and rich and -- never. i always felt like attention was too weird to -- nothing i ever chased. once i got the parts i wanted to
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be good at them. >> you have ruined another thanksgiving. >> and parts kept coming. one of hollywood's top ten actresses in the 1990s. billion dollars at the box office, not bad for an accidental movie star. then what happened? >> it wasn't planned but i would turn things down. i don't have to work, which is wonderful thing to be able to say. so i traveled instead. and ten years ago i adopted by little girl. i love being a mom. and that's a big part of my life. and i think sometimes as an artist, for me, anyway, i had to just -- i felt real desire to do nothing, to lay sort of fallow like a field, you know? and do other things, meet other people, have the terms of life be different than the terms of hollywood life.
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but meg ryan has learned, hollywood fame sets its own terms. >> my husband once said of public figures, what you withhold that blank you leave, people will fill it in. and they don't do it in your favor. >> that is true. especially with the internet. if you leave -- if you leave vacuum, garbage will fill it. it's true. >> ryan's private life made tabloid headlines, her marriage then divorce from actor dennis quaid. the way she looked, or who she was seeing, ryan chose to stay above it all. >> there's almost no win in any of the world of tabloid. because if you -- as soon as you defend yourself there's more story. then more story that's possibly a misnomer, too, so most of the time it's just not worth it. >> so she concentrated on what mattered most to her, being a mom.
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>> what about your kids? do you watch your movies with your kids? >> no. no. >> but meg ryan is excited about making movies again. now at 54, she's behind the camera. on martha's vineyard where ryan spends her summers she introduced "ithaca" her first movie in the role of director. >> i'm glad this little movie is going to make its way into the world. it's like a little poem on a postcard. >> the best messenger. >> based on the william saroyan novel "the human comedy" set during world war ii, the movie's central character is a 14-year-old boy on the cusp of a moon hood. ryan plays his recently widowed mother. >> i've always been more interested in being an observer. so i feel now, as this one movie, this little movie i
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directed, i felt like i came home to myself. >> with a score by former boyfriend john mellencamp and featuring her 24-year-old son jack quaid, veteran sam shepard and dear old friend tom hanks. >> did he me this great favor by coming and playing this little part. at the end of the day, the crew comes around, i know we've gotten close in these last ten hours together. i just want thank you for being here for my friend, meg, and her first experience. thank you all. i mean, that's -- that's a friend. >> "ithaca" opens in theaters next week. and meg ryan is planning her next project, a romantic comedy. and you're not in it? >> no. no. just going to direct that. we'll see if i can do it. see if i can pull that off.
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of every beautiful moment. flonase, six is greater than one, changes everything. ♪ >> osgood: it happened this past week. a new view of our tv viewing habits. just released j.d. power survey finds that so-called cord cutters, people who have abandoned cable and satellite tv in favor of streaming alone, have the lowest level of viewing satisfaction. cord nevers, people who have never subscribed to cable tv and rely totally on streaming video, come in slightly higher.
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cord shavers, viewers who have reduced but not eliminated pay tv services rank higher still. while cord stackers, folks who subscribe to both pay tv and streaming, top the satisfaction list. when it comes to choosing what to see, some folks have cut off their old style tv. but now with this new study out on the table, will more decide not to disable their cable? >> ho, ho, ho. >> coming up, santas out of season. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> osgood: time to celebrate christmas in august. with the help of our luke burbank and a cast of hundreds.
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>> sure, we all know santa's whereabouts in december. what about the summer? where is he hanging out then? ♪ why, branson, missouri, of course. you're not hallucinating from that spiked eggnog. this really happened. it's called the discover santa convention. and just a few beaks ago it brought more than 800 santas and mrs. clauss to branson. they showed up on a variety of updated sleighs. >> >> ho, ho, ho. >> santa michael came from kentucky in this model. >> first things i did was, because santa has tafia cool
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sleigh, key on the back so i can wind up drive it around. have it look like a toy going down the road. >> they're here to catch up with old friends. >> don't want to shave. covers the three chins. >> do a little shopping. >> look just like me. >> hone their craft. because the modern santa has to have more tricks in his bag than just the jolly ho ho ho ho. >> there were balloon tying classes. >> worst candy cane ever. >> tips on doing make up. >> i think bushier eyebrows are better for santa. even ukulele lessons. ♪ now a word to our younger viewers who might be confused by the sight of so many santas,
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doing things stuff that doesn't really seem santily. we had it on good authority that the real santa was in branson, somewhere. is santa here? >> of course. >> of course! >> i saw him on the bus. >> this is only way that he can really show up for these types of events. we're just decoys, we're body doubles. ♪ >> meet some of his helpers, santa mickey, santa brian, santa larry. >> my inner child wears a red suit. he has a beard and i let him out when i'm santa. and i get to joke and laugh and sing songs. >> knock knock. >> who is there? >> olive.
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>> olive who? >> all of the other reindeer ♪ >> then there's this guy. santa tim, he started the convention. he's been a santa for 47 years, even runs his own santa academy. >> what kind of person makes good santa. >> number one thing we teach is here. whatever you're doing, doesn't matter whether you have a beard it's what's in your heart. beyond that, someone will enhance what they're doing. >> so this week in branson was practically crawling with bespoke outfitters. >> the way this is sitting close to about $1100. >> but you won't regret it. a purchase santa might want to run by mrs. claus. speaking of which, we wondered, what happens to a marriage when the husband decides to go full
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santa? is this a side of your husband that hadn't seen before? >> absolutely. >> my santa has way more many beauty products than i do. >> trish and guinea are both mrs. clauses to their santas and they teach their own workshops for women. >> fluff up santa's beard, make sure he doesn't have any things hanging down. >> which brings us to one of the highlights of the week. the santa tug of war. >> watch carefully, because this is santa grudge match. >> our time was coming to an end but there was still one thing i was wondering. why do you do it? >> it's a calling. it's a ministry.
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>> i do it from the heart. i do it because of the heart, what i feel. >> i do it because i love it. i love being san. that i love bringing smiles and joy and happy tons people. >> notice nobody said, for the money. because we're not in it for the money. >> exactly right. >> how fun is it, too? >> that's right. >> my take away from our week in branson, yes, virginia, there really is a santa claus. in fact there are lots of them. ♪ >> osgood: ahead, meet ernie's army. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> osgood: ernie's army is our name for the band of well wishers who have been cheering on most remarkable navy veteran.
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steve hartman has been following ernie's journey, step by step. >> at the age of 9, this is what you call an accomplishment. just making it down all four steps of the rv is quite a feat. but don't be too impressed yet. because at 93, what's even more remarkable, is waking up at 5:00 a.m. for a nearly five mile run. but again, don't be too impressed yet. because at 93 what's most amazing of all is that this jog in st. simons island, georgia, just the final leg of a much, much longer run, that began almost three years and 3,000 miles ago at the pacific ocean. >> i'm running the whole thing, every step of the way. >> now, you can can impressed. first time we met ernie andrs he was just outside phoenix slowly inching his way through the sonoran desert. he would go five miles, get a ride or hitchhike back to his
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vehicle, then run the next five miles later. all for one purpose. >> i want people to know what the war was all about and what it took to win it. >> specifically this old navy man was running to raise awareness for an unsung hero of world war ii, a ship he served on called an lst or landing ship tank. it's how the allies got heavy equipment on to beaches. there's one you can visit in evansville, indiana, and ernie thinks people really should go. >> this shouldn't be forgotten. eisenhower and churchill both made a similar remark that it's a ship that won the war. >> won the war? >> yeah. without 'em, how could you have taken all those islands or even took normandy. >> which is why 70 years later, ernie was out here returning the favor, all by himself. >> i just thought, how sad, if he had to be doing this journey by himself. >> but that -- >> joined him in mississippi. ran in mississippi, alabama, florida and now georgia. >> yeah, i've run 44 legs.
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>> he had quite a following the second time we saw him in waco, texas. but that was nothing compared to what we found last weekend in st. simons where hundreds of people from across the country joined ernie's army. >> thank you so much. >> the american people are the most loving and generous people in the world. >> there he is! >> three years ago most people thought there was no way a man in his 90s could make it across the country. >> you got this. >> here he was, on the soft sand of "the atlantic." and as this old sail or stormed the beach one last time, to fervent chants and flying colors, he showed us all that the greatest generation, is no less great today. [ cheering and applause ] ♪ >> osgood: still to come, making beautiful music.
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♪ >> osgood: her performance of the song snoot way we were" is the stuff of legend as is everything about the long career of barbra streisand. with anthony mason this morning she goes back to where it all began. >> opening night in this theater, the director said to me, you're never going to make it. because you're too undisciplined. ♪ >> in her first broadway show "i can get it for you wholesale" in 1962, barbra streisand had just one number. but opening night it was the showstopper. ♪
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>> the mythology it was a three-minute ovation. >> i wasn't counting. i really don't know. all i know is that my salary was $175 and the next day it went up to $350. ♪ >> with her next musical "funny girl" and the movie that was made from it. ♪ >> streisand would become a superstar. she would never go back to
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broadway, except on her records. her latest "encore" is an album of show tunes, with stars like jimmy foxx who purchases "climb every mountain wisconsin her from "the sound of music." >> it's funny, i used to come on from the other side of the stage, i remember. from the wings over there. >> when streisand won the role of fannie brice at the winter garden theater in 1964. does it feel the same? >> i have to have a moment to feel it. >> jewish girls with prominent noses weren't seen as leading lady material. but the message of barbra streisand in funny girl, the critic pauline kael would write, is that talent is beauty. >> i don't necessarily agree.
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>> you don't? you know you changed things. >> i've read about it. it's interesting, because i didn't -- >> did you not feel like it? >> i couldn't feel the power behind what you're saying. i couldn't feel, really, did i that? i couldn't feel it for a long time. >> streisand's self confidence has long waged war with herself doubt. >> it's like there's two sides of me, just like there are two sides to my face. and on one side i can look really good. the other side is hit and miss. the other side, i swear to you, to this day i don't know. it's hit and miss sometimes i'll look very good on this side. that's a nice picture. sometimes -- >> why do you worry about it so much? >> because it was an important part of my life at the beginning, i think. >> watch how she responded when she was presented with a new
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caricature of herself at sardi's the legendary broadway restaurant. >> are those my lips? >> i hope you like it. ♪ >> at 74, streisand did a brief tour this summer to support her new album. but the only artist to have number one records in six successive decades doesn't really like performing. when you're finished with this tour, you'll have done a total of a hundred concerts in your life. >> in my life, yeah. >> that's it? >> that's it. you're considered one of the greatest singers of your time. >> that's nice. >> how long have you been here? >> i've been on this property -- 20 -- 1994 i bought this. then main house 1995. >> streisand is most happy at
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the home she shares with her husband, james brolin, a compound of three houses on the malibu coast she built to look like nantucket. >> because i love new england, i love the east coast. but i don't want to live there. so i just sort of brought it here. >> do you think about legacy as an artist? does it matter? >> yeah. >> it does? >> it does because of my father. that his life was cut short at an early age. >> so you're keeping him alive? >> i was in yentl, i sort of became my father. ♪ >> when my mother first saw
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"yentl" i showed it to her alone. and the end said, this film is dedicated to my father and all of our fathers. and my mother's first reaction was, why didn't you dedicate it to me? i'm alive. >> her father, emmanuel streisand, a teacher died when barbra was just 16 months old. do you feel you filled whatever you felt missing from your dad? >> it's a black hole. it's a void that cannot be filled. >> do you reach a point where you're comfortable with that? >> it is what it is. and who knows if that didn't make me extra sensitive to what i need as an actress or a singer or a director. that's what makes me so sensitive to every little
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detail, it's not fun. >> was there a point at which you think you made peace with that? >> i think i made peace with my mother. because i understand her now. my book, i probably will dedicate to my mother. because without her telling me i would never make it and, you know, i can't be a movie star. and i was odd looking and whatever, she gave me something to fight for. it was a kind of, i'll show you, mom. gave me a force, an energy that i appreciate now. >> the book that streisand has been writing is, she says, an effort to correct misleading stories about her. like mike wallace's infamous profile on "60 minutes" in 1991. >> how do you feel about --
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why do you sound so accusatory. are you against psychotherapy. >> how to did you feel about the interview? >> i hated it. the feeling of, like, what a woman probably feels when she's date raped, only not as bad. i mean, that's worse, of course. and he made me cry, i think asking about my step father. i don't cry that easily. >> you just jealous of him? >> jealous? >> i don't want to cry. >> i was at summer camp -- streisand protested. >> i called him up and i said, why would you do that? >> the next week, acknowledging some critical mail, wallace added -- >> we has heard from miss streisand, she loved it. >> that was -- he said i loved it when i said i hated it? it is a lie.
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>> before his death, wallace publicly apologized. but the two never reconciled. and streisand doesn't like looking back. >> it's hard to relive my life. >> why is it hard? >> been there. done that. >> except for one nostalgic moment we had with her in her old dressing room at the winter garden theater. >> this was my little room that was private. my dressing table was over here. >> the current occupant, sierra goggess who was starring in "school of rock" decorated the walls with streisand album covers. >> look at that. >> on her dressing table -- my god. >> she's got a candle she burns to st. barbra. >> that's quite special. she needs a new one. just stopped by.
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>> stay sand left sierra a note. >> ps, love the candle. >> thank you barbra streisand. >> i just want to get the feeling of this. standing here. >> a star was born on this stage half a century ago. >> was it really 50 years ago? >> and the candle still burns. ♪ >> osgood: the lessons of ♪ >> osgood: the lessons of music, just ahead. to of foods and what they can do to your teeth. thinning of the teeth and leading to being extremely yellow would probably gross me out!
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>> osgood: i started playing
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the piano at the tender age of five. i loved it. little did i know that my time at the keyboard was going to make me any sparter. but these days as michelle miller is about to show us thousands of elementary school students are hitting all the right notes. >> the mary plaque cloud bethune elementary school sits in a new orleans neighborhood stressed by violence, poverty and the after effects of hurricane could treen. that but don't tell that to the music teacher. >> everybody has such a beautiful smile this morning. good morning. >> pat sylvain-little's music class is a world apart. >> who composed the four seasons. >> vivaldi. >> there's a lot more going on here than just a piano lesson. >> it's something about the keyboard. you have so many things you have to do at once. you're playing with two hands. you're trying to read the music. you're trying to count the
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rhythms all at the same time. with the researchers have found is that it sparks the brain. >> sparking the brain of a child is what motivated lissa lercar towers create this course. >> it's all played with the right hand. >> now being taught in 14 schools in new orleans and 130 in new york city. she is a music teacher on a mission. >> i think children need to read music. i want to raise the bar high for them. i want them to be thinking beings while they're playing. it's making it a process of thinking about it. a process of using their brains. >> in 1996, she read a "newsweek" cover story about children's brains and how they develop. how exposure to music rewires neural circuits. how in one experiment, music lessons improved the abstract reasoning of preschoolers. she then spoke to scientists and
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researchers and asked herself, how could she translate what was happening in laboratories back into the real world. why is this necessary? >> it's necessary, because children don't have music in their lives. but it's also necessary because of what it does in other areas of education. we have seen their literacy improve. we've seen their language in other ways improve. music sticks. it enhances memory skills, it helps with attention. it helps them focus. >> decades of budget cutbacks had led to the gutting of art and music classes. so lercari got funding from various foundations, devised her own program and called it music and the brain. >> you're doing it. very good job. i love it. you're doing a great job. keep up that singing. >> at ps71 in queens, new york, claire mcentire has been teaching the course for 12 years, mostly to kindergarten,
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first and second graders. >> i don't want to be a music teacher where it's taught like drill and skill. when the kids come into the room i want them to walk win a smile. i want them to leave with a smile. i want them to feel good about it. mitts takes happen every day. i want them to know that it's okay. >> most schools discover the program through word of mouth. and when they do, lercaari arrives bearing gifts. >> keyboard lab with piano, music stands, books, teachers' manuals, theory papers, posters that go along with every page of every book. cds that are instructional and cds that are for fun listening. >> here is how it works. students first sing the melodi melodies, classical, world, folk and children's songs.
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next, they learn the rhythms. >> give a dog a bone. >> then the notes. along the way, teachers add the history, geography and languages associated with the music. >> and this large area right here is europe. we learned frer jacques from france. >> practice at the keyboard. one or two times a week, 30-45 minutes at a time. >> can anybody teach this? >> yeah, if they're willing to work at it. i would say the only people who can't teach this are people who probably shouldn't be teaching at all. >> lercari is in constant contact with her music teachers. if a technique works in one classroom, she believes it will work in another. but in all the schools, the key is finding teachers who care as much as she does. teachers like pat
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sylvain-little. >> pat is one of the most beautiful teachers i've ever worked with. so many kids in new orleans need a way out of no way. and she makes sure they find it. nobody fails in her hands. >> thank you. it's an a. so we can c to a, f to a. >> i can tell you she saw every child every day. and we watched the ranking of this school go straight up. her kids can do anything. >> she says, if it weren't for these classes most of her students would never play the piano. >> parents will say, i didn't even know my child was studying the piano. >> let alone have one at home. >> i have some children that have told me, i practice on the kitchen table. you know, they sing the letters and go through the music. and so a keyboard is wonderful.
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but if you don't have it, it doesn't stop you. >> a lot of the parents will come to me and they will say during parent-teacher conferences, they will ask me, should we buy a keyboard? i say, listen, better than video games, your child loves it, why not. >> she plans to expand music and the brain into many more schools. she's ready for battle. >> there some are principals who don't believe that music is an important part of education. and i wish -- i wish i could convince them. i always hope that those principals will find other things to do in life. >> who of your favorite composers. >> vivaldi and beethoven. >> why do you like them. >> he has nice songs. >> he does? >> yes. >> i want to see children do better in school. i want to see children have better lives. but i don't want to belittle that i'm also seeking the joy of
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music for everybody. i think it's a right. as important as anything else that they could ever have in their lives. i want all children to have this. just by looking in my eyes. they can tell when i'm really excited and thrilled. and they know when i'm not so excited and thrilled. but what they didn't know was that i had dry, itchy eyes. but i knew. so i finally decided to show my eyes some love. some eyelove. when is it chronic dry eye? to find out more, chat with your eye doctor and go to it's all about eyelove, my friends.
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and encouragement. it's been a great run. but after nearly 50 years at cbs, including the last 22 years here at "sunday morning," the time has come. a date is set for me to do my farewell "sunday morning." it's september 25th. after which you can still see me on the radio. the osgood file continues. between now and my last "sunday morning," i've got to practice singing that old weavers' song. ♪ so long, it's been good to know you ♪ so long it's been good to know you ♪ it's a long time since i've been home ♪ and i've got to be drifting along ♪ the decision to ride on and save money.
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>> osgood: here's a look at the week ahead on our "sunday morning" calendar. on monday, senator and former republican president shall nominee john mccain celebrates his 80th birthday. tuesday sees the academy of country music honors ceremony in nashville, which will be broadcast friday september 9th here on cbs. wednesday is the day for la tomatina billed as world's largest food fight, staged near valencia, spain, every year since word war ii. thursday the late rock star prince will be honored by his former back can band "the revolution" with the first of three concerts in minneapolis. on friday, president obama begins an eight-day trip to china and laos, the first visit to laos ever for a u.s. president. and saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the landing on mars of nasa's unmanned viking 2
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spacecraft. now to john dickerson in washington for look what's ahead on "face the nation." >> dickerson: good morning, charles. congratulations on an amazing run. we're going to miss you. >> osgood: thank you so much. dickerson: for our show we'll have new campaign manager of the trump campaign to talk about the twists and turns of his group and also on e-mail scandal on democratic side we'll talk to the chair of the chair of the democratic national committee. >> osgood: thank you, next week here on "sunday morning." we spend labor day with jerry week here on "sunday morning." we spend labor day with jerry lewis. shouldn't it be clear... clearly... it is time to get a great deal and a reward card on this turbocharged jetta. gotta make room for the 2017 models. it is a clarence event. why is that so hard for people to understand? it seems clar to me... clear to me.
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good morning, i'm maria medina. and i'm phil matier. it is 7:30 on this sunday august 28. good morning. >> we are going to start with breaking news, a section of north bound highway 101 is closed because of an officer involved shooting. chp says an officer shot a suspect but it's unclear what led to the shooting. that suspect is in the hospital. officers are diverting cars off the freeway past the scene and back on 101. we will let you know as soon as we learn more. now, we're going to head to weather. >> it's actually going to be a pretty nice day for most folks. still on the cool side of


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