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all day on cbsn bay area. >> stay tuned for cbs this morning. next, we will hear re . good morning to you our viewers in the west. welcome to "cbs this morning." it's thursday, january 21st, 2021. i'm gayle king with anthony mason and tony dokoupil. president biden starts his first full day in office pushing for unity after a big day of celebration and tradition. we'll have the highlights of an inauguration that showed the strength of our democracy. the new president's work begins with the rollout of dozens of executive orders and actions, but he's already facing pushback from republicans. we'll talk to his new press secretary, jen psaki. states are running short of vaccine doses at one of the deadliest times in the pandemic. the urgent pleas for help, plus
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a look at the new phenomena, vaccine tourism. and we talk with amanda gorman, the young poet who captivated the inauguration with her courage and conviction. >> she did. she was knockout. first, today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> deserve, protect, and defend -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> reporter: the united states officially has a new commander in chief. >> joe biden now the 46th president of the united states. >> we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate but of a cause. the cause of democracy. >> reporter: hours after his inauguration, president biden signed 17 executive actions, many of them reversing trump's signature policies. >> reporter: former president trump held a farewell ceremony at joint base andrews where he did not acknowledge biden by name. >> i hope they don't raise your taxes. if they do, i told you so. >> reporter: a number of states reporting they are running out
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of vaccines. >> we must set aside politics and finally face this pandemic as one nation. one nation. >> reporter: democrats now officially have control of the u.s. senate. vice president kamala harris swearing into office three new senators. >> all that -- >> reporter: bernie sanders becoming the source of a lot of new memes as he showed off his grumpy chic look. >> people love your gloves. >> in vermont we know something about the cold. and all that matters -- >> 22-year-old amanda gorman joined the ranks of maya angelou and robert frost as the inaugural poet laureate. >> there is always light if only we're brave enough to see it, if only we're brave enough to be it. on "cbs this morning." >> fireworks lighting up the sky in washington, d.c., to welcome a new administration to the white house. ♪ ♪ baby you're a firework come on let your colors burst ♪
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♪ make them go uh uh uh you're gonna leave them going uh uh uh ♪ this morning's "eye opener" is presented by progressive -- making it easy to bundle insurance. >> yeah. washington sure did look pretty. didn't it? >> it really did, what a way toned it with fireworks and katy perry. we were all there yesterday in washington, d.c. >> we sue the troops. we missed the fireworks, i'd already gone home. but the level of exhaustion and the opportunity to reset is eye opening. >> they made the most of a very challenging situation, both in terms of the virus and security. >> even the doorman when i was leaving today said i feel lighter, do you? i go, i think a lot of people feel lighter, for whatever reason. that's where we begin. welcome to "cbs this morning," all this pageantry remains a powerful symbol of freedom and renewal. we're going to start with weijia
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jiang at the white house with the new president's path forward. i'll bet this president is not sleeping in. good morning to you. >> reporter: president biden urged americans for what he called the uncivil war, he spoke bluntly about the problems held in it. he held a moment of silence to honor the more than 100,000 people in the u.s. who have died of covid-19. but there are also moments of joy, especially when the celebrations went well into the night. as it has for more than 200 years, america once again displayed a peaceful transition of power. ♪ you're a firework ♪ >> reporter: an epic fireworks show capped off the historic inauguration. >> we've learned again that democracy is precious, and because of you democracy has prevailed. ♪ >> reporter: newly inaugurated president joe biden addressed the nation last night from the lincoln memorial.
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>> there isn't anything we can't do if we do it together. ♪ and i'm feeling good ♪ >> reporter: the nighttime celebration brought together musical performances -- ♪ tributes to frontline workers -- ♪ and a taped appearance by three former presidents. >> the three of us are standing here talking about a peaceful transfer of power speaks to the institutional integrity of our country. >> we will be available in any ways that we can as citizens to help you guide our country forward. >> reporter: mr. biden becomes president as the nation navigates several crippling crises which he noted in his inaugural address. >> we face an attack on a democracy and on truth, a raging virus, growing inequity, the sting of systemic racism, a climate in crisis. america's role in the world.
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>> reporter: the president built his about 21-minute speech around what he sees as the solution -- unity. >> my whole soul is in this, bringing america together, uniting our people, uniting our nation. and i ask every american to join me in this cause. >> reporter: just two weeks earlier, pro-trump rioters attacked the very spot from which he spoke, a fact president biden tackled head on. >> we must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue. and i promise you i will fight as hard for those who did not support me as for those who did. i joseph robinette biden -- jr. do solemnly swear. >> reporter: the president took the oath of office with a 128-year-old family bible that he has used many times before, having served as a delaware senator for 36 years, and vice president for eight.
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i kamala harris -- >> reporter: vice president kamala harris made history as the first female elected to the position, and the first black and south asian woman, too. >> so help me god -- >> so help me god. [ applause ] >> all right. >> reporter: the theme of bridging divides ran through the program with poet amanda gorman stunning the crowd with her original work. >> for there was always light if only we're brave enough to see it, if only we're brave enough to be it. ♪ >> reporter: the traditional parade route from the capitol to the white house was only lined with police and service members. the bidens walked the last part of it so the world could see them arriving at their new home at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. when president biden made his way to the oval office, there was a letter from former president trump was waiting for him on the resolute desk. president biden says he wants to keep the contents private for
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now but described it as generous. this morning he and vice president kamala harris will participate in a virtual prayer service that will be streamed nationwide. >> a lot of people would like to know what's in that letter. thank you. >> the new president got straight of work in a partially revamped oval office signing a series of executive orders and actions. he's expected to sign ten more today as part of an aggressive new effort to control the pandemic. our senior white house and political correspondent ed o'keefe has the details. ed, good morning. >> good morning, those executive orders are designed expand covid testing and vaccination programs across the country and in another sign of how things are changing this morning the new white house chief medical adviser dr. anthony fauci addressed the world health organization, a group that the united states is rejoining. his remarks came exactly one year to the day after the first confirmed case of covid-19 in this country. president biden's new nationwide covid strategy includes getting
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100 million vaccines into the arms of americans by the end of april and safely reopening schools in the next 100 days. the biden administration plans to set up vaccine centers at stadiums and community centers and to deploy federal personnel to help administer shots. overall, mr. biden is expected to sign ten executive orders today that among other things require mask wearing on planes and trains and establish a health equity task force focused on racial disparities. mr. biden and his staff got straight to work on day one. >> i thought with the state of the nation today it's no time to waste. get to work immediately. >> reporter: in a redecorated oval office, the new president signed 17 other executive orders and actions, mostly rolling back president trump's signature policies. they end the so-called muslim travel ban, cancel the keystone xl pipeline permit, and hold funding for the southern border wall. the u.s. will also rejoin the paris climate accord. >> these are just executive actions. they are important, but we're going to need legislation for a lot of the things we're going to do. >> reporter: the administration is focused on setting a new tone. >> we're going to be judged
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whether or not we restored the integrity and the competency of this government. >> reporter: and white house press secretary jen psaki said there would be a return to regular briefings. >> when the president asked me to serve in this role, we talked about the importance of bringing truth and transparency back to the briefing room. >> hello, kathy. >> reporter: president biden also made his expectations clear to more than 100 new staff during a virtual swearing-in ceremony. >> if you're ever working with me and i hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, i promise you i will fire you on the spot. on the spot. no if, ands or buts. everybody, everybody is entitled to be treated with decency and dignity. that's been missing in a big way the last four years. i'm going to make mistakes when i make them, i'll acknowledge them, and i'll tell you, and i'll need your help to help me correct them.
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>> reporter: also today the department of homeland security is starting a 100-day moratoriumor on deportations and ended a trump era policy requiring nonmedical examiner sans to wait in mexico before their court cases. as the new president reengages the world the white house says he'll be making his first call to our neighbors to the north. he's scheduled to speak to canadian prime minister justin trudeau tomorrow. >> ed, thank you very much. in our next hour we will talk with white house press secretary jen psaki about the president's agenda but for now let's talk about the senate. now controlled by democrats that confirm the first of president biden's cabinet nominees last night. avril haines the new director of national intelligence, first woman ever appointed to that position. nikole killion is on capitol hill for us, pete buttigieg is expected to be confirmed tomorrow. >> pete buttigieg will vow to work with congress on issues like safety and infrastructure. but the pressure is on to
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quickly confirm the president's nominees now that democrats have the advantage. a changing of the guard in the u.s. senate. >> so help you god -- >> i do. >> congratulations. >> reporter: democrats took back the majority as vice president kamala harris swore in georgia senators raphael warnock and jon ossoff and her own replacement. >> the chair lays before the senate two certificates of election for the state of georgia and a certificate of appointment to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of former senator kamala d. harris of california. yeah, that was very weird. okay. >> reporter: with both chambers and the white house now in democrats' control, party leaders have not indicated when an impeachment trial for former president trump could begin. instead, appealing for unity. >> the democratic majority will strive to make this important work bipartisan. >> our country deserves for both
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sides, both parties, to find common ground. >> reporter: but the president's policy agenda may not be as widely embraced. from a new immigration package to a covid relief plan. republican senator mitt romney is among those balking at the $1.9 trillion price tag to deliver new aid to struggling americans. >> we just passed a -- a program with over $900 billion in it. i'm not looking for a new program in the immediate future. >> reporter: lawmakers are also at odds over whether to grant a waiver to defense nominee lloyd austin, the retired general needs the exemption since he's only been out of the military for a few years. the house is trying to fast track a vote on it today to expedite his confirmation, but some are opposed even though these types of waivers have been granted before. gayle? >> thank you very much. the latest coronavirus numbers show the huge challenge facing president biden on this pandemic.
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yesterday, u.s. officials reported another 4,200 deaths. so that brought the official death toll to more than 406,000 people. that's one year to the day since we learned of the first covid-19 infection in this country, think about that for just a second. so efforts to slow the spread are starting to hit a wall with some states running out of vaccine doses. our lead national correspondent david begnaud is in east lansing, michigan with more on this story. >> reporter: good morning, we are at michigan state university, this is where they do livestock shows and rodeos, but three times a week they drive people through to get them vaccinated. they'd like to add a fourth and fifth day but they don't have enough vaccines to do that. and that is not only the story here, but it's the story in other places around the country. with officials saying we've got the people, we've got the logistics ironed out, just send us more doses. as vaccination gets bigger, more election officials are saying the same thing to the federal government. >> double, triple what you're
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sending to us, we're ready to provide the vaccines. >> that's the detroit mayor mike duggen. he has the full capability to get his city fully vaccinated in three months but he's just not getting enough vaccine to do it. >> we've got the convention parking structure where we could handle 25,000 vaccinations a week, and right now we're scheduling 6,000. we've pfizer right up the street. they'll agree let them sell them to the states. >> reporter: so far only 22 states and the district of columbia have used more than half of the doses they received. and moderna vaccines require two shots. to make sure they have the second shot set aside, some officials are halting new vaccinations. that's exactly what happened at baptist health in miami. they canceled all appointments for their first vaccinations because their expected allocation did not arrive this week. in san francisco, officials say they're going to run out of doses today. in new york city, mayor bill de blasio says they have the
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capacity to vaccinate 300,000 people a week, but they're going to begin to run out of doses today, too. >> we've had to help 23,000 new yorkers who had an appointment this week that they will not be able to get that appointment for lack of supply. >> reporter: rivka press schwartz was one of those who lost her appointment. schwartz is a high school administrator in the bronx. >> it creates anxiety and maybe even a little sense of the coun. >> it's been so frustrating. thank you. anti-police demonstrators
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greeted the inauguration of president joe biden with violent protests in the pacific northwest. they burned an american flag and broke windows at the federal courthouse in seattle. carried a sign reading "we don't want biden, we want revenge." they smashed windows and painted graffiti at the state democratic headquarters. witnesses say portland police appeared to respond with teargas and stun grenades. at least eight people were arrested. >> sorry to report that. a helicopter crash in western new york has killed three national guard soldiers. the national guard says the black hawk medevac chopper went down south of rochester last night during a routine training mission. witnesses report that they heard sputtering sounds and saw the helicopter flying low to the ground just before it crashed in a field. there were no survivors. officials have not revealed the names of the three troops who died. the local sheriff is calling them great americans. youth poet laureate amanda gorman is being praised this morning for her poise and her
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powerful words at the inauguration. ahead, we'll ask about her plans to reach even greater heights in the future. she's certainly g
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ahead, a heroic figure from the assault on the capitol steps steps up at the inauguration. plus, big stars come out at night to honor the new president. what i want to know, gayle, did you sing along when garth brooks asked you to -- >> yes. >> i knew it. >> we did. we did. in the studio we definitely did. how did you know that? >> i had a feeling. >> with gusto, too. >> i was glad i'd already left the studio. the national guard would have been coming there. >> i didn't say it was good. i just said we did it. it felt good. >> all right. very good. local news coming up next. promise we won't sing when you come back.
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good morning. 7:26. i am anne makovec. an early morning vote could bring police officers back to school campuses in alameda. school board in fremont is reinstating school resource officer program at high schools effective whenever in person classes resume. san francisco rolling out a new plan that includes vaccinating 900,000 people, basically the whole city, by june 2021. the health department will be administering 10,000 shots per day.
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california health officials are declaring more than 300,000 doses of the moderna vaccine safe for use. a batch of the shots was being held back after seven people in san diego had allergic reactions. no other problems have been reported. as we look at the roadways, brake lights along west bound highway 4 as you work out of of bay point, slowing towards concord. elsewhere, slow and go through altamont pass, 31 minutes 205 to 680. delays have shifted. the earlier crash is cleared out of lanes. mary. it's a chilly start to our day, down to 30s and 40s for morning lows with mainly clear skies, patchy fog along the coast. one more mild dry day for the area, upper 50s to low 60s around he bay.
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♪ being because american is more than a pride we inherit. it's the past we step into and how we repair it. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." that's inaugural poet amanda gorman captivating the nation yesterday with her performance of "the hill we climb." a poem drew inspiration from sources ranging from the bible to the musical "hamilton." gorman, the country's first national youth poet laureate, is being praised for meeting the moment with a work that's both hopeful and realistic.
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>> for there is always light if only we're brave enough to see it, if only we're brave enough to be it. >> with her poem aptly name the "the hill we climb," 22-year-old amanda gorman became the youngest poet to speak at a presidential inauguration wednesday. >> in the norms and notions of what just is isn't always justice. >> her stirring performance was met with a standing ovation. [ applause ] on a day for the history books, former president obama tweeted, "amanda gorman delivered a poem that more than met the moment." >> i don't just like poetry, i love poetry. and i live it. >> reporter: gorman told us last week that she learned about the inauguration performance in december. >> i was sitting on it for a really long time, even k kind nervous about telling my mom because i knew she would want to shout it from the rooftops because it was just such an
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amazing opportunity. a nation of all people, by all people -- >> though it's hard to imagine now, performing did not come easily to her. >> i was a child, a toddler growing up, i had a speech impediment. >> how long did you have that speech impediment? >> oh, gosh, i would say three sophomore year of college. when you have to teach yourself how to pronounce the american alphabet, when you have to teach yourself over years how to say your own last name, you gain a real appreciation for the musicalility and the complplexif sound. so often people say, wow, it's amazing that you've done all of this despitete your speech impediment. i say i've done all of it because of that experience. we, the successors of a country and a time where a skinny black girl extended from slaves and raised by a single mother can dream of becoming president only
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to find herself reciting for one. >> i'm also struck by the fact that you said you would like to be yourself president one day. >> oh, yeah. i'll be back. >> you will? >> the hill we climb -- this will be the first rodeo, but it won't be the last one, yeah. >> havave you already madade yo campaign plans? >> i hahave. my hash tag i is going to b be #comandainchief. you know -- >> that's awesome. >> that's what i do. >> i love that. >> that's great. >> oh, man. >> you know, you can totally see it. >> yes. >> i think it may happen. >> i like how she said "i'll be back" without arrogance. some people can say it and you eye roll like you're obnoxious. that's not how you feel. >> my reaction was of course you will. for sure, of course you will. and i would not want to have to debate her. >> no. >> the only controversial thing is she organizes her books by color, i noticed. >> yes. >> that will divide some americans. as president, that will be the first controversy. >> and she did meet the moment
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yesterday. >> she absolutely did. >> she really did. >> she absolutely did. didn't surprise us. >> no. >> we're not late to the amanda gorman party. >> she's done amazing work for in broadcast, and we're very proud of our association with her. >> exactly. >> and she delivered again. >> she did. and we're going to the vault, in fact, on the "cbs this morning" podcast. we'll have the conversation with our own adriana diaz in 2018. she was just as impressive three years ago. plus, hear gayle's 2019 conversation with first lady dr. jill biden. next, why tensions of thousands of vaccines in florida are going to people who live outside the state of florida. we'll be right back. look to the builders. no matter what goes wrong in this country theyey're out ththere. lookok to the fafamilies. the commununities. every smsmall town,, city a and schoolylyard. and knowow that theyey will end. because inin this coununtry,
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florida is cracking down on a new trend that's being called vaccine tourism. reports show that people are traveling to florida from other states to get shots. some are even coming from canada and other countries. manuel bojorquez is in west palm beach with more on this story. manny, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, gayle. you can see from this beautiful location in west palm beach some of the reasons people want to visit florida. well, now the vaccine appears to be another. the governor has tried to be clear. he's not talking about so-called snow birds, people who own a part-time residence here and come down to spend the winter. he's talking about those who come here specifically to try to get the vaccine. can we say you've been hitting a brick wall trying to get the vaccine, every time you try? >> absolutely. >> reporter: as residents struggle to get appointments for vaccines, some are worried the
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already limited supply may be going to people who don't even live here. >> right now my husband is over 65, and he called and went on line and put his name in, and after a couple of days got a response we'll let you know when it's comingment. >> reporter: still no vaccine. >> no. >> reporter: under florida's vaccine plan, health care, long-term care workers, and those 65 and up who are at least part-time residents are eligible to get the vaccine. according to data from the state department of health, of the more than 1.1 million people vaccinated so far, more than 39,000 reside outside of florida. governor ron desantis says people who get the vaccine need to live here, but he originally downplayed reports of vaccine tourism. >> we just want to make sure it's for floridians. >> reporter: but there's evidence it's not. the newspaper "lay llaye"layeri those from miami traveled to get the shot. yanina latorre recently posted
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video on instagram showing her elderly mother getting vaccinated in miami. and local media says this celebrity lawyer from argentina got vaccinated while visiting the sunshine state. we reached out to both women but did not hear back. >> sort of a slap in the face to this community that is desperately trying to get vaccininated. >> repororter: francncis suarez the mayoyor of m miami where th vaccine supply is already limited. what do you propose happens or needs to happen then to prevent those who are coming just for a vaccine from getting them? >> i think what we need to do is be able to verify people's addresses and make sure that they're someone from the community. >> reporter: the attitude is almost winning the lottery. >> reporter: martin firestone is a travel insurance broker in toronto where the vaccine isn't expected until the fall. many of his clients usually spend the winter months in florida. >> they have no intentions of going down this year. only when the vaccine became available or they heard from their friends who were down in
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those communities now and say "ident" ident eye got my first shot," that prompted them to say, okay, we're heading down. >> reporter: india travel agencies are also reportedly marketing a vaccine travel package. for a few thousand dollars, tourists get roundtrip air fare to the u.s. and a shot upon arrival. neither travel agency responded to our request for comment. but on social media, one of them claimed everything will be done with proper permissions from the u.s. did you see this coming? were you shocked by it at all? >> i'm afraid to say that i'm not shocked by it. >> reporter: harvard law professor glencoen is a medical tourism expert. do you see the vaccine tourism growing? >> yeah. i not the best thing we could do would be assisting other countries to meet their rollout and to supply them with vaccines to meet the needs of their population so that we don't create this market where the wealthy and the able bodied can travel. unfortunately, we've ended up in a place where every country has its purchase order and every country is doing its own
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distribution. and that setup is part of what has set the preconditions for this instance of vaccine tourism. >> reporter: it's not just happening here. a british travel agency is offering a vaccine tourism package for the egirquivalent o more than $30,000. it includes air travel to dubai, lodging, and both doses of the vaccine. in a statement the travel agency told us that remaining ethical is paramount to it. tony? >> all right. thank you very much. ahead, vlad duthiers will bring us the stories in "what to watch," all inauguration themed this morning. first,
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she's 22 years odld, vlad. care to tell us what you were doing at 22. >> probably something silly and dumb. >> look where it got you. >> exactly. well, i'd say even now, i mean, what i did just this week doesn't compare -- >> i know it's true. >> she outshines us at her tender age. >> she's so wise, so interesting, so fascinating. she radiates -- >> brilliant. >> a dynamite writer to boot. >> exactly. wow. with that, tony, not able to live up to that. i'm going to try with the stories we think you'll be talking about today. for yesterday's inauguration, we want to highlight a few stories. one of them, capitol police officer eugene goodman escorting vice president kamala harris and her husband at yesterday's ceremony. goodman was named an acting deputy sergeant of arms ahead of the event. you remember goodman single handedly led an angry mob of rioters -- watch this -- away from the senate chamber after they broke into the capitol two
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weeks ago. the reporting there is that the vice president and other members of the senate were just moments away from being confronted by that mob. officer goodman's a hero. >> he is. and i love the quiet service, as well. he's declined all interviews. doesn't want any attention. he's accepting the honor on inauguration day. that's it. >> yeah. >> we do hope he'll do an interview. >> we do. if you'd like to speak -- >> rujust saying. he looked so dapper in his coat. his name is goodman which you know is good man. he certainly is name -- his name matches what this man does. bravo to him. >> we salute you, officer goodman. another special moment that's going viral that didn't happen at the u.s. capitol -- watch this image. it's a lone person in a blue uniform kneeling at beau biden's grave in delaware with bowed head and clasped hands. this was as his father was set to tra to become president.
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patricia talorico captured the moment saying it brought tears to her eyes. >> lovely photo. >> i hadn't seen that. >> we don't know much about the back story of this except apparently he was there through the entire speech. and she actually went back to check after it was over to see if he still was there, and he was. she said, some things in life you just let be. >> i was thinking the same thing. >> he walked away. >> i don't want to know the back story. the image is enough to tell me all that i need to know. >> so beautiful. >> i do want to know the back story. >> i'm curious, too. president biden said the day before was that his only regret was that beau was not taking the office because he thought he had presidential talent. >> the other thing that i noticed, he's the 46th president, and 46 was the age when beau died. i think there's something very poet nick that, too. let's talk about this, vice president kamala harris wore her signature piece of jewelry as she was sworn in. that pearl necklace is a nod to her sorority alpha kappa alpha. the founders andin corpsrators
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of the first -- incorporrators of the first sorority are known as the 20 pearls. women took to twitter showing off their own pearls in honor of the vice president. two of vice president harris' sorority sisters tell us she is proof that a glass ceiling has been broken. >> it opens so many doors for especially like black girls like me to know that i can do anything. >> now this is not something that we can just dream of, right, and one day hope that it will come to pass. we're seeing it come to pass today. >> powerful moment indeed. the other thing that everybody, of course, is talking about, the prime time inauguration special, "celebrating america," featuring a string of a-list performers including john legend. watch this. ♪ you know how i feel river running free you know how i feel ♪ >> man, talk about a voice. ooh. legend belelted out t the covov nina simone's classic "feeling
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good," and you had the foo fighteters, katy perry, bruce springsteen also performed. tom hanks hosted the 90-minute special that replaced the usual inaugural balls. and check out the cutest moment of the night. i was watching this live, you guys. i was like, aww. that's president biden dancing and cuddling with his baby grandson as they watched demi lovato singing her rendition of bill withers' "lovely day." >> thank you. in our "talk of the table," we'll have more on bernie sanders' fashion statement. >> i love it. >> much more ahead -- the new president's chief spokesperson. stay with us. ♪ irresistibibly delicioi ♪s. ♪ pour sosome almond d breeze♪ ♪ for the m maestros ofof the e creamiest-t-ever, ♪ ♪ musust-have smoothieies. ♪ ♪ it's s irresistibibly delici♪ ♪ momore almond d breeze, plple♪ up at 2:2:00am againin? totonight, tryry pure zzzszsl ninight. unlike othther sleep a aids, our extended release melatonin helps you sleep longer. and d longer.
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good morning. it is 7:56. i am anne makovec. santa clara health officials say they are seeing a drop in covid-19 cases finally. in the past 24 hours the county reported 551 new cases but deaths continue to be up with 20 additional deaths reported. if congress approves biden administration housing plan, one in every five californians could receive rental assistance from federal government. the proposal prioritizes homeownership for black and
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latino families. good morning. west bound highway 4 at bailey, that's where chp is working on a crash. we have brake lights because of that. give yourself a few extra minutes if on the west bound side of four as you work through bay point. brake lights 242 connecting to 680. 20 minutes is your travel time for the east shore freeway. a live look at the golden gate, a little foggy this morning so extra careful as you are getting on to the span heading south bound and north bound. traffic is moving a little slower and no delays at the bay bridge. tracking that fog along the coast and right through golden gate gap, otherwise, looking mainly clear skies and chilly temperatures. upper 50s to low 60s around the bay, mid 60s inland with high clouds streaming in for tomorrow. tracking our next weather system, that
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hey, it's thursday, january 21st, 2021. i'm gale king. president biden is getting down to work after that big celebration yesterday. we'll talk to his new press secretary. left the fashion industry after groundbreaking work as a model and unicef ambassador. why her faith played a role in that decision in her first broadcast interview since she quit. in our more perfect series union, we talk with john fogerty helping us get through this painful moment in america. first, here is today's eye
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opener at 8:00. all this pageantry shows the world how the peaceful transfer of power in america remains a powerful symbol of freedom and renewal. >> president biden urged americans to end what he called the uncivil war and spoke bluntly about all the problems wrapped up in it. in another sign of how things are changing, this morning the new white house chief adviser dr. anthony fauci addressed the world health organization. the pressure is on to quickly confirm the president's nominees and now the democrats have the advantage. this is where they do livestock shows and rodeos. but three times a week they drive people through to get them vaccinated. they would like to add a fourth and fifth day, but they don't have enough vaccines s to do it. it's not only the story here, but across the country. >> included a shoutout.
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>> heck yeah. don't be fooled i'm still from the block. jack. >> i love how jennifer did that, though. because what she's saying according to my spanish friends. then he breaks into her let's get loud. i thought it was beautifully done. >> the impersonation of joe biden putting his hand on his hip and putting glasses on. >> well done. it is the first full day of the biden administration and that's where we begin after an inauguration focused on healing our divided nation. president joe biden was sworn in on a ceremony scaled back due to this pandemic with unprecedented security. in his inaugural address he pledged to heal the fractures in our society.
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>> we must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue, rural versing urban and conserve tf ve ative versus liberal. we can do this if we open our souls instead of hardening our hearts. >> after arriving at the white house, the new president signed 17 executive actions. they include rejoining the paris climate accord and the world health organization, mandating masks on federal property and extending the pause on federal student loloan paymentnts. the e day e ended with a star-studded event called celebrating america at the lincoln memorial featuring a message from former presidents barack obama, bill clinton and george bush. in the end, the new president and first lady watched a fireworks display from the white house balcony as katy perry sang her hit song "firework." the biden administration
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held its first white house press briefing. promises daily briefings that is a stark contrast which at one point went 300 days without one. vowed to be truthful and transparent and she joins us now from the white house north lawn. jen, good morning to you. >> good morning, tony. >> hopefully first of many appearances. >> we have a lot to get to but truthfulness and honesty. you say we both share the goal of providing accurate information to the american people, but the reality is a portion of the public, a meaningful portion that doesn't believe that and as mitch mcconnell said, they have been fed lies. so, how do you begin today to rebuild trust in our institutions? >> the best ant dote to false information is the truth and data and transparency and that's what we will venture to try to deliver on each day not just in the white house briefing from the briefing room but also from
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this white house. so, we'll see if we can do it, but that certainly is our objective. i will say that the president himself is very committed to rebuilding trust. this is part of all of our objectives here part of my job as the press secretary and part of the policy team and the vice president job was the institutions the trust in them has been so frayed and trust in media and trust in government. it's going to take some time, though. it's not goeging to happen overnight. >> we'll leave it there for now. let's talk about the c covid pl overnight. it is described by some as maddeningly obvious and what detail can you put in what to expect rolling out a vaccine and providing enough vaccine for 100 million americans to get a dose in 100 days? >> well, he set a very ambitious goal, which you touched on which
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is 100 million shots in the arms of americans in the first 100 days and some very clear steps that he is outlined to do exactly that and he'll talk more about them today. one is invoking the defense act because supply. we need more supply of not adjust the vaccines but the materials to get them in the arms of americans to effectively get this done. we'll have dr. fauci come to the briefing room today to talk more about it, as well. >> supply is a big part of this. defense production act would allow the federal government to take over factories and produce what is needed. are all the ingredients needed to be sourced around the world available to make more of the vaccines and speed them into people's bodies? >> well, as you note, a number of vaccines by the fda and abide by their guidelines here in the united states. there are more under consideration. as you also know. but one of the big challenges that we've seen is the ability to get the vaccines, the
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medicine, the vaccines into the arms of americans, right. so, having the materials needed to get them out to communities and that has a range of different meanings. but really the physical manufactured supplies that are also important and not just the vaccine itself. also about getting to communities that don't have access to health care in an easy way and making it accessible and easy for people to go get the vaccine and know when to get it. i am sure you had calls from members of your family as have i. we need to do a better job about publicly communicating about it. >> another grandmother here in the united states that has not and it's a stark contrast. let's talk about the $1.9 trillion covid relief package. twice as large. joe biden knows the senate, kamala harris knows the senate. what conversations with republicans have begun to get this thing through? >> they already began those
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conversations even before they both took the oath of office yesterday. those will continue to continue with speed in the days ahead now that they're having their first full day in office today, tony. the package was not designed to make it big and eye shocking with the size, it was designed because those are the key components needed to address the crises we're facing. money for vaccine distributions and allowing americans to apply for unemployment insurance for a longer period of time and money to reopen schools. what exactly are you going to cut from that bucket? it's all essential and all important in the moment we're facing in this country. >> jen, i want to talk about this moment. unity is on the table, a big part of the inaugural address but then on day one, just hours after that speech, 17 different executive actions rolled back significant parts of president trump's legacy. how do you square the push for unity with an aggressive push to undo what 75 million americans wanted to continue to be done,
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they supported president trump. >> well, i'll say revoking the muslim ban. action taken by the prior administration i think that is helping to unify the country. and indicating to the american public that we are going to put climate change, address the climate crisis that is impacting communities, democrats, republicans, blue states, red states and helping people be healthy. that's going to help unify the public. you know, these are issues he took because he felt that immediate action was warranted. that we needed to take immediate steps in order to bring relief to the public. but he's also going to work with congress. he's already announced a number of packages on immigration and covid relief to do exactly that. these were steps that he felt were so imperative that he needed to take them on day one and he'll take more today on covid. >> hey, jen psaki it's gayle king. the presidential historian tweeted last night first press
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secretary in four years. i wonder how long you intend to keep that going? >> nonweird. that's quite a description. i think i can achieve more than that, gayle, i hope. we're going to be briefing and i'm going to do the briefing monday through friday five days a week and bringing special guests and dr. fauci today and we want to introduce the diverse faces and voices that are leading all these efforts across government. we'll do that on a number of days. but, you know, my objective is to help rebuild trust with the public and i go into it every day with an understanding that there are healthy debates in there. that's the job of the media and my job is to kind of represent the views of the president. but that's what people should expect to see and that's healthy. that's part of our democracy. >> truth and transparency is a good start. we look forward to it.
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the coronavirus pandemic has now claimed more than 400,000 lives in the u.s. they include parents, friends, students, and essential workers. and the number of new cases is still surging. this morning we continue to share the stories of the remarkable people we've lost. here are just some of the many lives to remember. ♪ >> max osceola jr. was a legendary leader for the seminole tribe of florida. he helped facilitate the seminoles' landmark purchase of the hard rock international chain in 2006, ensuring prosperity for the once-impoverished tribe. >> our ancestors sold manhattan for trinkets. today, with the acquisition of the hard rock cafes we're going to buy manhattan back one hamburger at a time. >> reporter: he was the second
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seminole to graduate from college and one of the tribe's longest serving politicians. he started a program to make sure every seminole could go to college. he always sacrificed and gave to his community, his said son, maxsmax osceola iii. s on joela and his wife were married for 43 years. he was such a brilliant man, said marge. he did what he was supposed to do in his lifetime. max osceola jr. was 70. arethia tilford was a mother and a beloved attendance clerk at lincoln performing arts elementary school in louisville, kentucky. >> hi, miss arethia. >> she would greet everyone with "good morning, sunshine." arethia had a knack for comforting children and calming
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parents. the families trusted her, said assistant principal michael ice. she would fix kids' hair, fix boo-boos, ust make them feel whole again. arethia owned a beauty salon in town. she loved gospel music, hallmark movies, and cooking family meals. she was so unselfish, said mark tilford, her husband of 22 years. she just loved making people happy. she was my queen. arethia tilford was 56. john elliott was a bar owner and a stalwart of the denver music scene. as a kid, john was an avid reader and a precocious student. after college, he joined teach for america where he met the love of his life, mary therese anstey. they traveled the world living in scotland and australia before settling in colorado. at his bar, john championed up
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and coming punk rock bands. he was known for his outspokenness and his big heart. he was definitely a fierce friend, said rob rushing, founder of punk rock saves lives -- a nonprofit. john was battling pancreatic cancer and thought he had covid early last year. when he caught the virus a second time in november, ms. body gave out. he was always about the grand gesture, but he was also about the little things, said mary therese. that's something i'm going to miss. john elliott was 51. brittany palomo was an emergency room nurse in south texas. she was a bookworm who could light up the whole room with her smile, said her stepfather robert salinas. he was a fan of the chicago cubs and a good brisket.
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brittany finished nursing school in december of 2019 and started her first job as an emergency room nurse this past spring. she loved it every day, salinas said. she gave it everything she had. brittany had just moved into her first apartment and bought a new car in the fall when she tested positive for the coronavirus. she died less than a week later, and her parents learned she was pregnant. brittany palomo was 27. ♪ >> brittany's family -- i know. heartbreaking. brittany's family all wore chicago cubs jerseys to her funeral as a tribute. i also want to say about arethia tilford, miss arethia she was called at school, the school set up the arethia tilford sunshine award to honor her. they'll give to the student who embodies her character. >> she liked hallmark movies. i wrote it down, and fixing boo-boos. this is why these stories are so important that you tell, anthony.
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we just throw out the numbers -- >> there are 400,000 of these stories, gayle. 400,000. >> all those numbers have a name. >> yeah. >> 400,000, and we could see 75,000 more by the middle of next month is what they're telling us. >> i heard that. >> well done. you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be right back.
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this morning we're hearing from the georgia fire captain who led the pledge of allegiance at president biden's inauguration. andrea hall is the first african-american woman to serve as fire captain in her department. in a surprise move, the firefighter also signed the pledge of allegiance. she told us she has friends and family members who are hearing impaired, and she wanted to echo the biden administration's goal of inclusion. >> they can be ostracized or underestimated, and more than anything what i want people to know, you know, people will label certain things like that as handicaps. but deaf and hearing impaired people are handy-capable.
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and hopefully if there's anything that will come from this, there's a level of awareness raised good morning. it's 8:25. i am len kiese. a housing project in san jose will be getting more financing from google. the station is being developed with affordable units, about 30% will be offered for less than $500 a month. new head of the cdc announced she'll be extending federal eviction moratorium to march. this is as courts are waiting for eviction cases to double over the next year. let's head to the south bay as we are tracking a trouble spot along 101, a couple cars tangled up. most of the activity is out of
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lanes to the shoulder. either way it is a little slow. give yourself extra minutes as you head through there. other than that the rest of the 101 drive is looking good. a different portion near the golden gate bridge as you work across the span, a little foggy. limited visibility may be an issue as you work your way through. just a heads up. the rest of bay area bridges are easing up nicely for your thursday drive. bay bridge, no delays, a pocket of slowing near treasure island. 20 minutes highway 4 to the maze. mary. it's a cool start with mainly clear skies and patchy fog along the coast and around the bay, at least through the golden gate gap. through the afternoon, we will see high clouds, mild and dry today with upper 50s to low 60s around the bay, mid 60s inland. big changes tomorrow. i am tracking our next weather system that will bring showers for us and daytime highs only in the 50s across the bay area
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tomorrow. we will stay in
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." it's time to bring some of the stories that are the "talk of the table" this morning. gayle king? >> i'm going to go talk about last night. i'm still -- a lot of people, myself included, are on such a high from last night, what we witnessed. we heard from three former presidents during the prime time inauguration special "celebrating america" what it was called, carried on all the networks. barack obama, bill clinton, and george w. bush had a powerful message for the country. >> as americans we have more in common than what separates us. >> i think if americans would love their neighbor like they like to be loved themselves, a lot of the division in our
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society would end. that's what this means. it's a new beginning. and everybody needs to get off their high horse and reach out to their friends and neighbors and try to make it possible. >> so great to see the three former presidents actually showing their support for joe biden, saying we are here to support you. i remember thinking the night before, i couldn't sleep because i was worried. it was so tense, worried was it going to go okay, was anything going to happen. nothing had beened, it was safe. that -- nothing happened, it was safe. that was good to see. >> a nice display. >> please let it continue. former president bush there's a part two for this. former president bush talked about unity, reunited with former thread michelle obama at yesterday's inauguration. you know, the two have grown to be very close friends over the years is the word on the streets about the two. whenever they get together in these public events, she calls mr. bush her partner in crime at any major event where all the formers gather. and mrs. obama is making news
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again with her ensemble. we're seeing a lot of praise on social media for yesterday's outfit. everybody was googling who is this? well, the head-to-toe plum ensemble is by sergio hudson, based in los angeles. it continues to be mrs. obama's tradition of promoting young black designers. i'm thinking how do we get sergio hudson's number? not everybody looks like michelle obama. >> no. >> but that outfit was perfection -- >> my daughter was talking about it. lot of -- lot of attention. >> who was she wearing, yeah. my story is about a former presidential candidate -- bernie sanders had an inauguration moment that's gotten a lot of love on social media. >> yeah. >> the vermont senator was seen at yesterday's ceremony sitting cross-legged in a beige parka, mittens, holding a mysterious envelope. the image of that seemingly unbothered senator has gone viral with people on social media adding captions like "this could have been an email," and "i am once again asking that you not talk to me at parties."
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others photo-shopped him into scenes including the iron throne from "game of thrones," the bench in "forrest gump," and even a seat on the subway. >> that one is true to form. >> one of my favorites was shared by a band manager imagining sanders as a disgruntled merch seller at a concert. sanders' mittens have a sweet back story. he got them in 2016 as a gift from a vermont teacher, jen ellis, who made them out of repurposed wool and fleece. of course she did. ellis says seeing the senator wear them to the ceremony was particularly touching. >> ask yourself how often -- >> things from famous fashion designers to the inauguration, and there was bernie wearing mittens that i made in my craft room with a sewing machine that my mother gave to me when i was 12. >> i love that. >> i love it, too. >> i love that they're like 2-year-old mittens. how many mittens survive into a third winter? >> yep. i will say -- my favorite comment on the whole thing was
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as somebody wrote in jewish yoga this pose is colon waiting for my wife at lohman's. >> i've seen husbands do that. >> a famous discount store in the northeast. -- >> during the show. >> let's look at what he said. >> people are loving your gloves. do you want to talk to us about your attire today, what you had in mind? >> you know, in vermont, we dress warm -- we know something about the cold. and we're not so concerned about good fashion. we want to keep warm. >> because there are all sorts of stuff on line about what is b-2s -- did he just shovel snow and decide to stop by. was he waiting in line at the post office? >> he looked like he was headed to the post office. >> holding a bus ticket or something. i think the gloves are stylish. >> in their own way. >> jen ellis says her email has been flooded. >> want the gloves. my "talk of the table" is about people who are going to be able to afford a lot of pair of
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gloves. if you live in maryland -- mom, if you drove through and bought this ticket, please call me. it's a lottery ticket, one was sold in the county next to where my mother lives in maryland. >> wow. >> yep. single winner of the grand prize last night. it is worth $731 million. that is the fifth largest in u.s. lottery history. it was sold in allegheny county, northwestern maryland. i still remember when i was a kid my mom won $500 on a scratchup card, and she was dancing with lobster in the kitchen that night. bottle of wine. you know? it was wonderful. >> something tells me your mom -- i've met your mom, she would have called and said "guess what." >> she might have been passed out -- whoa. can't believe it. she'll call me in the morning. mom, if it's you, call me. i want to know. >> you want to know exactly what city was it sold in. we know allegheny county. somebody is doing the hula this morning. >> yeah. you may remember halima aden for her work as a pioneering model with several fashion
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industry firsts. in 2016 the somali american became the first woman to wear a hijab the a state pageant. she was the first model in a hijab on the cover of "vogue ara arabia" and first to model a burkini in the swimsuit issue. in november she said she was walking away from the fashion world. what? and she was resigning as an ambassador for unicef. well, halima joins us now in her first broadcast interview since making that announcement. it's so good to see you again. i have to say i was surprised to hear this news. tell us about the back story. what were you thinking? what happened? maybe it's not a what happened -- >> yeah. >> maybe it's not a what happened. >> yeah. yeah. you know what, gayle, it's pandemic, i think like many people who have lost their jobs or are in that career change, i myself had to reassess my career. i had to rethink am i happy, am i content, and the truth is when i made the choice to pick faith
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over fashion, mom over money, people over profit, that's when i became a true activist. you know, it wasn't when i was a unicef ambassador. it was when i chose to walk away from my career. >> you said at the time your career was seemingly on top, but you were not mentally happy. because you have been here before, and we were talking about your career. i have to say you did seem very happy about what you were doing and did seem to be enjoying it. what do you mean not mentally happy? >> i mean it took me -- like the first two years, i had full control over my hijab. i was the stylist. i was getting to pick what i wore. you know, i had my hijab written into the contract. in the last two years, i had less and less control over my image. obviously when you're a model, essentially you're a mannequin. my mother did not walk 12 days on foot from somalia to kenya for me to be a model, for me to walk on a runway. i am so much more than that. i'm excited to step back. you know, although i'm very grateful for all the
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opportunities that were given to me, being a cover girl just wasn't what it was cracked up to be. and that's okay. >> what do you mean it wasn't cracked up -- little girls now pining to be on the cover of "vogue." what do you mean it without cracked out to be for you? >> for me i think i've always been about education and even when i was a unicef ambassador, you know, getting children's rights and education was at the forefront. so fashion robbed me -- i was supposed to graduate 2020, and my plan was to be valedictorian, top of the class. i was somebody who worked extremely hard. in 2016, you know, my modeling contract fell from the sky and into my lap. and it was just go, go, go. and because of the covid, because of the pandemic i slowed down. you know, covid shut down all the fashion runways. it shut down the city that never sleeps, new york. i hope you guys are rested. come to minnesota. >> i'm curious why you're also walking away there unicef. from what i've read, when you signed on to be a model you made a deal with your mom that you were going to do something with purpose, as well.
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that's what unicef was all about. >> uh-huh. >> why are you walking away from both? >> because you know, i was photographed, i was a unicef baby. i was born and raise friday one of the largest refugee camps in kenya. and my childhood, you know, i can genuinely saying about photographed at my most hungry, my most vulnerable, at my most scared, it was not a good feeling. for me to grow up and become on the other side and join celebrities like selena gomez, pink, to becoming unicef ambassador, and then ironically to again be photographed at my most vulnerable, my most hungry, it was just -- life has thrown me this incredible journey that is so rare. but i'm ready to step back because it should be about children. it should be about education, not about unicef's personal brand. and that -- that is my fight with the unicef, it's stop photographing the world's most vulnerable children at their most hungry, at their most scared, at their most lonely, at their most -- just they need protection. and who's going to protect the
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children from these very organizations that were made to protect them, that was made to help them? >> i know you talked often that your mom wasn't pleased. she must be doing the hula at your place now. what is your next chapter for you? >> you know, gayle, i don't quite know. but i'm 23 years old. and right now i'm sitting in gratefulness. i want to be grateful for everything and all this opportunity. like people don't -- where i come from, stories like this just never happen. so i'm excited to use this opportunity that was given to me to, you know, like do what i can for my community. and also pass the mic. it's time for me to be a mentor to young girls up and coming. >> you were certainly that. cheering you on. >> halima, thank you so much. >> thank you. ahead, our "a more perfect union" series talks to legendary singer/songwriter john fogerty about his powerful new music and spreading
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♪ that is rocker john fogerty with a more recent rendition of his 1969 song "fortunate son." i know you know it. he originally performed that with credence clearwater revival. those are his kids in this rendition. it became an anthem at a tumultuous time for the country.
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he has a new song for this moment. "a more perfect union" aims to show what what unite us as americans is far greater than what divides us. an idea that's been tested lately. jamie yuccas spoke to fogerty in los angeles. >> reporter: at 75, john fogerty is once again using his distinctive voice in pursuit of social justice. ♪ out in the street on your knee the people crying your last words i can't breathe ♪ >> reporter: with a career spanning some 50 years and sales topping more than 100 million albums, fogerty calls this his most important work. ♪ why just say that there's no crime here today we've been in the promised land ♪ >> reporter: from his hilltop home, he told me "weeping in the promised land" is a line he wrote 30 years ago. but the time came to write a
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full song, echoing the words weighing so heavily on his heart. >> the only way we're truly going to make a great america is to have all americans feel like they're included. we have to honor our diversity. it's not a threat. it's our strength. ♪ >> reporter: do you think music can unify the country? >> heck yes. no matter what those pasty white guys in the halls of congress say, racism is systemic in our country. the phrase i sometimes say is "silence is racism." if you're not doing something, you're allowing the racists to win. ♪ ♪ the nurses are crying so much sorrow so much dying ♪ >> reporter: across the country at boston medical center, the verse spotlighting health care heroes spoke directly to nurse sarah demurs. >> when i first heard it, i
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immediately burst into tears. it hit us. mr. fogerty, this icon, this musical genius, is mentioning us nurses. it's like, whew, unreal. ♪ >> reporter: demurs had been following fogerty's factory. the online releases of new twists on old classics. ♪ ♪ rolling on a river ♪ >> reporter: belting out tunes with his kids, the family band came together because of quarantine. ♪ their music inspired demurs to share it with her work family, to help lift the spirits of frontline workers. ♪ down on the corner out in the street ♪ >> there's a little bit of joy that would happen when the music would come on. >> oh, yes. ♪ >> his music reminds me of the fourth of july, togetherness, strength, compassion, something about it makes me want to keep going, makes me want to save
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some lives. ♪ >> how did i ever know i would be in a family band?pi mean, it this time. and i just didn't know it. >> reporter: demurs began writing letters to the fogertys explaining "your music gets us through this pandemic and pumps us up." >> i'm in total awe of especially the nurses, the ones that are saving our life and shining a light down a very long tunnel that we hope to get to the end of. >> reporter: the fogerty family relies on their faith to get through the darkest of days. that's why spreading light to others struggling is a passion project. >> let's give this to sarah. >> that's a great idea. >> maybe she can have a little bit of fun playing it. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: the gift of gratitude -- >> thank you from the bottom of my heart. >> reporter: is now the soundtrack of all their lives. >> i realized this song is a prayer, and we'll be a better
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country, we'll be better people if we accept everyone. >> reporter: a message in tune with the times. for "cbs this morning," jamie yuccas, los angeles. >> bravo john fogerty. >> i loved that -- thank you from the bottom of my heart. >> that's a very, very massachusetts -- i love him calling out pasty white guys. i love that. and the fact that he wrote that song "weeping in the promised land" 30 years ago. i'm getting that today. >> a while ago. >> 30 years ago. i guess the 'nines were hard for -- his kids. >> the only people he could play with during the pandemic. a lot of family bands tame kindergarten. a reminder, you can get the morning news by subscribing to our podcast. get the top stories in less than 20 minutes. we'll be right back. we still call that a deal.
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♪ breaking news, this just in from tony's mom. >> yeah. mom did not win the $740 million lottery. >> you will be with us tomorrow? >> i will see you all tomorrow. and all of you at home.
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good morning. it's 8:55. san francisco is planning to roll out a new aggressive plan to vaccinate 900,000 people by june. the health department will be administering 10,000 doses per day and there will be a city wide centralized vaccine registration system. after a lengthy meeting, fremont school board voted to reinstate school resource officer program. this means police officers will be back on district high school campuses when in person classes resume. the vote came down around 1:00 this morning. today convicted murderer scott peterson set to appear
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before a judge. lawyers claim there was juror misconduct at his original october trial. he was found guilty of murdering his pregnant wife nearly 20 years ago. it's a slow ride across the upper deck of the bay bridge. things are easing but sluggish as you work pass treasure island into san francisco. expect a few brake lights if making the ride into the city. at the toll plaza, no delays. traffic has been quiet through this portion. looking elsewhere, if you are headed to richmond san rafael bridge east bound, we have reports of debris. that's cleared but west bound is slow, the commute direction, and foggy at the golden gait. mary. tracking that fog along the coast and right through the golden gate gap and otherwise looking at mainly sunny skies. as we head through the afternoon, our last mild, dry day for the bay area, highs in the upper 50s to low 60s around the bay and mid 60s inland this
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