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mo rocca this is "sunday morning," the first "sunday morning" of spring. a gossip website known as gawker has been testing the limits of free speech for more than a decade. now this past friday, gawker may have hit that limit, hard. a jury awarded the wrestler hulk hoe began $115 million in damages after gawker posted a sex tape that featured him. it's the biggest challenge yet for gawker's founder as erin moriarty will report in our cover story. >> i have a phrase, nothing is ever as good or as bad as it seems at the time. >> british born journalist nick den ton built a bare-bones start up into an internet power house. >> gossip the version of news that the authorities or the celebrities or the officials don't want people to know. >> hulk hoe began sure didn't
sex tape and now gawker may have to pay a tripling price. just ahead this "sunday morning," we talk with gawker's nick den ton. >> rocco:singer gwen stefani has been a superstar for years. she'll talk about all of it with our lee cowan for the record. >> she's had a chart topping batched, successful solo career, a clothing line and three young boys. but when her marriage of 13 years blew up in the most public of ways she almost fell apart. >> at that time everything was like, i had no skin, i was so raw. and nobody knew what was happening and i had this big secret. >> how she turned that secret and a few others into what she says is her most personal album ever, ahead on "sunday morning." is. >> rocco:we're on the trail again this morning, conor
another of our national parks. warning, bring your boots. >> it may look a little swampy and feel a little buggy. >> if i slap one on my wrist am i going to get a fine from the park service? >> yes, you are. give me a dollar every time. >> for the thousands of plants and animal species that call the florida everglades home, there's no place else like it in the world. we head to the first national park created not to protect amazing scenery but amazing biodiversity, later on "sunday morning." >> rocco:a new musical is about to open on broadway thanks to two very well-known singer songwriters who are content, in this case to, make their contributions off stage. they will be talking with rita braver. >> you may think of them as
but now steve martin and edie brickell are moving behind the scenes. as writers of a new broadway musical. >> what do you hope that audiences take away from this show? >> me, i hope they have a good time. i hope they laugh and cry and they're moved. >> ahead on "sunday morning," setting broadway aglow. >> rocco:the late artist norman lewis fighting getting his due. steve heart mac has story of patient and nurse. i'll take you through the cbs broadcast center and more. first, the headlines for this sunday morning the 20th of mark, 2016. president obama today will become the first u.s. president in nearly 90 years to visit
the last was calvin coolidge in 1928. mr. obama will be accompanied by his family. he's got a busy two days that includes a meeting with both president raoul castro and dissidents opposed to the communist ray gene. >> a crash 90 miles south of barcelona. many of those on board were foreigners, at least 14 people died. 30 others were injured. in southern russia investigators have recovered the flight data recorders from the wreckage of a boeing 737 at the airport. the jetliner crashed while landing in bad weather early saturday. all 6 aboard parished. it was lights out around the world last night for the 10th annual earth hour. a global effort to draw attention to environmental issues. thousands of cities worldwide now participate in the event. after two days of bracket
down at the ncaa basketball tournament saturday. with favorites like north carolina making their way to the sweet 16. the tar heels defeat providence 85-66. they will be more march madness later today here on cbs. and finally the balanced eagles known as mr. president and first lady welcomed their second earringlet into the world earlier this morning at washington's national arboretum. first was born on friday. you're looking at pictures from the eagle cam. how cute are they? here's today's weather. spring may be here but snow is expected from the mid atlantic into the northeast. new england will get the worst of it. rain in the southeast and along much of the west coast, too. in the week ahead it's a weather hodge-podge. but definitely warm and sunny in the southwest. 'a head, a tale of patient --
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gawker learned this past friday. the a jury awarded the rell i willer known as hulk mowing an $115 million edge damages for a lured tape gawker posted back in 201. the jury reconvenes tomorrow to consider punitive damages on top of that. the case puts gawker's founder and his brand of journalism into the spotlight. erin moriarty of 48 hours reports our cover story. >> nick den ton is not a household name. but he is the bane of those who are. denton is the founder of gawker media a collection of seven online blogs that feed on sensational stories, often having to do with celebrities. >> i think it's a good name, a famous name. >> but it means to stare stupidly. >> it means to stare, stupidly might be one of the definitions. we have a little bit of sense of humor about what we do, too.
unregulated denton and his crew have been able to gawk at just about anything until one of their celebrity targets took them on in a st. petersburg, florida, courtroom. >> completely humiliated. >> terry bollea, seen here when he was still wrestling professionally under the name of hulk hogan sued denton and gawker for invasion of privacy. he says his life has not been the same since 2012 when gawker posted a portion of a sex tape featuring bollea. there is a lot at stake. bollea sued for $100 million. denton's entire digital media company is at risk and some fear so is is freedom of speech on the internet. >> i have a phrase, nothing is ever as good or as bad as it
and i think often tests bring out the best in people and in companies. >> just days before the trial began, nick denton seemed confident. >> it's a good story. it's true. it's a matter of public concern. he's a very public figure so if we were going to have a story go to trial, i'm actually pretty glad it's this one. >> since 2002, the british born, oxford educated denton has ball gawker media with stories just like this. there have been posts about a toronto mayor's drug use, hillary clinton's private e-mail server, the accusations against bill cosby, and, of course, the hulk hoe began sex tape. is that really news? or is that just entertainment and appealing to our most voyeuristic instincts? >> we find it interesting and that particular story millions
gossip is the version of news that the authorities or the celebrities or the officials don't want people to know. it's the unauthorized version. i think people have a right to know the unauthorized version as well as authorized version of news. >> there are also gawker's internet pranks. his crew created havoc by getting republican candidate donald trump to repeat this quotation on twitter. "it is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep." the problem? fascist leader benito mussolini said it first. >> it's okay to know it's mussolini, it's a very good quote. >> tormenting public figures may seem an odd career choice for a journalist who once worked for the lofty financial times, but denton says as a gay man and a
america, he has felt like an outsider. >> if you're an outsider the fewer social consequences to running the kind of stories that, you know, gawker ran in the early days or that journalists, good journalists run. some of those stories make you unpopular. if you care less about being accept by an establishment then you are more likely to run those stories, more likely to allow journalists fuller freedom. >> denton employs 200 people, most working in the manhattan office, where a job as a reporter, expected to post 1 stories a day, can be grueling. a large central board continually ranks the popularity of stories by the number of readers clicking on. so what's a good story? how many collision do you need? >> any story that gets over a million views is a big story for us. >> for the record the hogan sex tape reportedly got eight
huge story. then last year, he announced that he was toning down his website to focus more on politics. he insists that it has nothing to do with the current lawsuit. but it may have had something to do with this. two years ago nick denton married derrence washington a performance actor who admits he doesn't share denton's taste in news. you're not really interested in politics? >> no, not really. >> not interested in gossip? >> i like a little fun mess every now and again but not gossip gossip. nothing that gets sort of judgmental and finger pointing. i'm not interested in that. >> but that's what he does for a living. >> but i'm not married to what he does for a living. i'm married to him. >> the carriage has changed denton. >> i was a gawker. i was on the outside looking in. i was a gay guy in a straight world. i didn't imagine that i was
i could just be getting older. i'm going to turn 50 this year. some of the mellowing may just be aging. >> last summer he did something had never done. he pulled a damaging story involving a man who wasn't famous but happened to have a brother who was. >> this was a story that i didn't believe that we should have done. i didn't think the point merited the hurt caused to the man's family. >> does this make the fact that you drew the line with one case, pulled a post, make it more difficult to defend putting on a sex tape of mull can -- hulk hogan? >> i think the judgment is made all the time. and i think what people want to know from us is that we do apply standards. >> but in the end, the man who has made a career out of pushing limits may have gone too far. the jury came down decisively
professional wrestler even more than he asked for, $115 million. nick denton may be on the ropes, but even before the trial, he was predicting he'd win on appeal. >> i wonder whether i'm going to look back and i'm going to look at this trial as being -- the hogan case as being the prompt that actually caused us to focus on what we do, what we believe in and be serious about being a major force in digital media going forward. >> rocco:next, the death of the diet doctor. now the #1 selling brand for frequent heartburn. get complete protection with the new leader in frequent heartburn. that's nexium
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>> rocco:now a fridge our "sunday morning" almanac, march 20, 1981, 25 years ago today. a final to, tabloid sensation of a trial. that was the day jean harris was sentenced to 15 years to life for the killing of dr. her man tarnober, the create are of the popular scarsdale diet. jean harris was a divorcee and girls school head mistress involved in years-long romance. after discovering that the diet doctor was two timing her with a younger woman he employed in his office, jean harris took herself and her handgun, to his suburban
march 10th, 1980, not to kill him, she testified at trial, but to confront him before committing suicide. instead, she said, the doctor struggled with her over the gun and it accidentally went off, killing him. the tangled tale was told in not one but two made for tv movies including hbo offering in 2005 with annette bening in the title role. >> i say that i did not murder dr. her man tarnower. >> rocco:jean harris' story of the romantic betrayal failed to sway the jury which convicted her of second degree murder. she did win the support of some feminists and writers including diana trilling who compared her to such wronged heroines of madam bovary.
a model prisoner she counseled and tutored her fellow inmates while her son jim stood on new york city sidewalks drumming up signatures for a clemency petition. at the end of 1992, new york dove more mario cuomo commuted her sentence. and in a public appearance in 1949, she reflected on her experience. >> the most compelling lesson that i learned when i was in prison is how connected we are all. >> jean harris died on december 23, 2012. she was 89 years old. >> $800,000 -- >> rocco:coming up. >> sold, $800,000. >> rocco:finally getting his due. it can be hard to breathe. it can be hard to get air out,
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>> 500,000 up front. would you bid 550? >> according to nigel freeman a specialist in african american fine art, lewis' work is hot. >> the estimate of $250-350,000. so 20 years ago what do you think this painting would have sold for? >> it would have been embarrassingly low unfortunately. paintings of his sold for less than $20,000. >> $800,000, sold. >> that was a record for the painter. 36 years after his death, norman lewis is having a moment. exactly as he predicted. tarin fuller is his daughter. is. >> did norman know that it was going take awhile for him to get the proper consideration?
and myself that he didn't expect to be noticed until 30 to 40 years later, maybe even longer. >> here you are right on time. >> well, he called it just like he could calm the horses. >> for 50 years, lewis painted with a style all his own and an astounding command of color and line. >> i always thought of him as a wizard. that to me would sum it up. he would play the piano, a true renaissance man. had a lot of vigor. he talked about excellence and understanding what that meant and always shooting for the ceiling.
but i think i still have tried to do things that i believe. >> decades after his death norman lewis is enjoying a critical reappraisal. seeing his work acquired by several major museums. >> the colors are spectacular. >> and now the pennsylvania academy of the fine arts in philadelphia is mounting the first major retrospective of his art. ruth fine is the curator. >> i wanted to do it because i think he's profoundly important and interesting. i think the work is complex and beautiful. >> born in harlem in 1909 to caribbean immigrants, lewis was profoundly influenced by the energy of the renaissance unfolding just outside his front door. >> as he is looking at harlem, what is he seeing? >> he's seeing everything.
he's seeing people going shopping. he's looking at style. the figurative work that was exhibited most during his lifetime is this painting which was sometimes called girl with yellow hat. sometimes yellow hat. >> in the mid 1950 os, lewis moved on, embracing abstract expressionism, a rare departure for an african american artist. >> i think he did not want to be hedge on holed. he wanted to live his life the way he wanted to paint it. i don't see that as rejection of anything. i see that as an embrace of -- >> everything. >> -- everybody. >> in the middle of this work, you see two burning crosses. >> you do. absolutely. >> had to be depicting a clan rally.
>> lewis' work did not go unnoticed. >> he showed one of the best galleries in new york, the willard gallery. he got very good press in the important art journals. he was in 13 group exhibitions in his lifetime. >> but norman lewis' stature was bumping hard against the facts that governed life for a black man. even in the art world. >> he was at the venice biennale that they showed de koonig and jackson pollack. he didn't get the same commercial success as his peers. >> what did norman lewis have to deal with? >> he had to deal with the left out of exhibition, is that were exhibitions of white artists. he was also left out of exhibitions of black artists that i would have thought he would have been in. but he was too abstract.
that people wanted to tell about what black art was. so he got it from both sides. >> is this finished? >> yeah. >> norman lewis' struggle for his rightful place among his contemporaries produced an extraordinary body of work and a smoldering rage to go with it. >> the fact that he wasn't recognized the way he should have been during his lifetime, did you see frustration about that? >> norman was angry. there was a subtling a tore him. you know, disappointment. >> i don't know how he kept painting. i know he had some rage. i know he was upset. but he didn't let that affect his painting. he just kept painting. >> former nba player and coach daryl walker is a note collector
>> that's norman untitled 1964. >> he owns four works by lewis. were you surprised as you started to see what norman lewis' work, the prices that his work was commanding? >> no. because i knew the work was really good. the last ten years, it was a bull rush on collecting african american painters and sculptures. we used to get pieces and get it for a good price. those days are long gone, buddy, i mean long gone. >> if the store roofer of norman lewis is on of racism denying an artist his proper due during his life, then it is also says ruth fine, a story still being written. the reconsideration of norman lewis, why now? >> i think the art world is realizing that the story of american art is much more diverse.
people like me are trying to tell the story of american art in a fuller, more complex, way more interesting way. >> we can't go undo the past. i wish we could. but we can't. all i'm saying is focus on norman now. focus on norman. he's one of the best out there. >> rocco:still to come. steve martin and edie brickell, broadway bound. and later, gwen stefani, for the
bright star keep shining for me >> "bright star" opening broadway this coming week is in part about a young man on the brink of discovering his own surprising history. and you might say the people who wrote the musical are bright stars themselves. >> we are the wild and crazy guys! >> steve martin known for his comedy -- >> the new phone books are here. >> film work. >> things are going to start happening to me now. and more recently as a blue
his cowriter is famed singer songwriter edie brickell. and though she was raised in texas and he in california, broadway always deck oned. >> i had a 33 rpm of the music man that i just played over and over. and memorized. >> my mom used to sing to us in the car all the time. she sang show tunes. oh, what a beautiful morning. she was always singing. >> but the story of their collaboration is as full of twists and turns as the show itself. you may remember martin's first hit song. king tut
however, was on the instrument he started playing as a teenager. >> when i heard the banjo i was completely motivated. i loved it so much. >> but it wasn't until about 1/5 years ago that he really added musician to his varied resume. for her part brickell considered an icon of the late 1980s indue music scene that put her career on the back burner. after her 1992 marriage to paul simon, raising their three children became her priority. >> i would never have kids if i couldn't be with them. if i couldn't sit and hold my web all day long, i wouldn't have done it. i needed to be with them. >> but she also became a fan of her old friend, steve martin's music.
children growing up she ran into him at a party. >> soy i said, if you'd ever like to write a song together i'd sure love it. >> and thus a new partnership was born. they started writing together. steve composed the tunes, as he calls them, and edie the lyrics. she performed as well and in 2014, the title song of their first album. won the grammy for best american roots song. >> we are truly stunned, if i can speak for edie, and i will. >> soon they were dreaming of
"bright star" set in north carolina, is inspired by an old newspaper article edie found. >> it was a story about a baby that had been thrown from a train in a suitcase and it lived. and someone discovered the baby, in the suitcase, and raised it. >> he'd oh, you do you understand this, it just set your mind clicking? what happened? >> i love miracles. and i read that story and said, it's such a beautiful miracle and it's so weird that anybody can do such a thing. and it did, it sparked my imagination. >> and so they created a tale of love lost and found. >> you're a young girl and you want to know better >> of lives unexpectedly intersecting.
winning director walter bobbie on board. what attracted to you work with two people who have never done a broadway show before? >> the two people. and actually steve as i remember this, brought the script over to my doorman that day and i read it. >> and the doorman started to reject it. he said -- >> in the midst of all this martin and brickell managed to release a new album. complete with a video shot in, of all places, an elevator. >> i'll go anywhere but i won't go back >> the fun and quirky tale is like much of their work, just seems that their musical
a surprise, even for them. it came to you both a little bit later in life. i mean, what do you see from this partnership going forward? >> it has been, for me, a real miracle in my life. because it brought us, we were touring, we were creating all these songs. suddenly i went from having written 20 songs to have written 60 songs. i never look back but i will listen to our old songs. >> how about for you? >> it's remarkable. steve is like a big gift in my life. >> now, of course, their focus is on their show. they know the stakes are high, in a medium where everyone is looking for the next new thing. but steve martin and edie brickell say that they deliberately created a more
like the ones they grew up loving. what do you open that audiences take away from this show? >> me? i hope they have a good time. i hope they laugh and they cry, that's what i hope, and they're moved. >> relief, joy, really good time. feeling good as opposed to, gee, that was intellectually stimulating but i feel terrible. >> rocco:next, we get happy. and the big milestones. and just like i'm there for her, pacific life is there to help protect me and my family so i can enjoy all life's moments. pacific life. helping families
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>> rocco:it happens this week, today in fact, the international day of happiness. so designated by no less than the united nations. echoing our own declaration of independence the u.n. general assembly resolution proclaims, quote, the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal. and it calls on all member states to observe the international day of happiness in an appropriate manner. so how, you might ask, are those member states doing? well, according to the world
this past week, denmark is the happiest land on earth. with citizens there rating their happiness at more than seven on scale of zero to ten. switzerland comes in a very close second. other european countries plus canada, new zealand and australia, round out the top ten. as for the united states, we finished at number 13, up two spots from last year. we're just behind austria and just ahead of costa rica. so, forget your troubles, come on, get happy, push us up in those ranking. after all, it is spring. just ahead, a little over 50 years ago cbs moved here on tour with me. >> what was -- every year, the amount of data your enterprise uses goes up. smart devices are up.
where our show comes from. about our studio, well, right now we're in studio 45 here at the cbs broadcast center, which is a very big place. just how big? follow me. we're going outside. a little over 50 years ago, cbs moved here to the west side of manhattan, to what was billed as the largest television plant on the atlantic seaboard. half a million square feet of floor space, more than the combined size of ten football fields, pretty much a whole city block. but originally this place wasn't for tv, it was the world's largest milk distribution center. with seemingly endless corridors snaking through this sprawling complex, some parts of the
virtually unexplored. in fact, before there was milk here, there was beer. i'm deep down in the catacombs of the broadcast center. it is said that in the late 1800s this was a brewery. the catacombs themselves are three stories deep. dank, murky, eerie. historical fun fact, this is where all the late great cbs news anchors are buried. i'm kidding. i made that up. >> good evening, this is walter cronkite from our cbs news election headquarters in new york. >> cbs news moved here just in time for the 1964 presidential election from studio 41.
computer. >> the new facilities were touted as a versatile, multi-purpose electronic wonderland. this staple studio was home to the soap opera "as the world turns" starring a young julian moore as half sisters franny and sabrina. now, this very moment no one's home here in studio 41. you can see how truly cavernous it is. up there, almost 300 lights. it may be quiet here but over at studio 43. it's march madness. cbs sports is in here covering the ncaa basketball tournament. >> get in to it all the time. >> i'm sorry to interrupt i'm giving the cbs sunday morning center. you may recognize these gentlemen, ernie, clark, kenny
>> did you say you hate to interrupt, why are you interrupt? >> rocco:you're right i should not apologize. i can chat all day. but les moonves, this is the boss, the man who signs my check has just walked in. very busy. now this is the scenic shop, where scenery for whole bunch of different shows gets made. one of the many marvels of the broadcast center when it first opened was the largest plastic vacuum forming machine in the industry. capable of making -- a brick wall that weighed next to nothing. pretty cool. >> whenever you're ready. >> jimmy bianco is going to make us something with the vacu-form. >> how long have you been here?
>> it needs to be painted by flo. >> you have out done yourself. >> thank you. i just realized. i'm hosting the though this morning. >> better go. >> now, "sunday morning" has been on the air for 37 years. but we're not the only show to come out of studio 45. you baby boomers will surely remember captain kangaroo. we're back. thank for joining me on the tour. that thing i had made? nice, huh? coming up. >> no place else in the world. >> on the trail at everglades national park. and later, gwen stefani, story and song. >> i just want to tell the truth. and i want to write.
>> rocco: our conor knighton is on the trail again this morning celebrating the centennial of the national park service with a visit to another one of a kind park. >> they call it the river of grass. and to truly get your feet wet exploring the everglades, you need to actually get your feet wet. >> you can't really understand it just by driving by, like you can if you're standing in it. >> ranger alan scott has been exploring the over 1.5 million acres of south florida's everglades national park for 20-plus years. >> they have lost their leaves but the little ones are going to
>> his wet walk deep into the cypress, don't follow any set trail. and while he sees the beauty in the swampy landscape. >> isn't it beautiful? >> the everglades wasn't protected for its scenery. >> the first national park that was set aside by the national park service by the people of the united states for what is alive. the plants, the animals and the habitats. >> the different varieties, plant and animal life found in the park are staggering. over a thousand species of seed-bearing plants. more than 400 species of birds, everglades is international biosphere reserve. some species like the endangered florida panther are hardly ever seen. some, like the lowly mosquitoe can be all too shonn f. i slap one on my wrist am i going to get a fine from the park service? >> yes, you are. give me a dollar every time you do that. >> but you don't need to trek
the everglades most famous inhabitant. just drive down one of the park roads and you're bound to spot one. the american alligator can be found throughout the everglades. in the water and on the trail. but keep an eye out you might also spot a crocodile. and that combination is especially rare. >> both kind conducive properties and habitat. there's no place else in the gators. >> this stretch of florida, this mix of salt and fresh water is just warm enough for crocodiles just cool enough for alligators. both are technically crockadillions, often have to explain the difference. >> main difference they notice is the shape of the snout. the crocodile has much more a-shaped pointy snout and
snout. the other thing people usually notice is the crocodiles are more of grey color and alligators are black to dark green color. >> but for parry there's no comparing them. >> are you team alligator or crocodile? >> crocodile. >> i'm a croc snob. >> thanks to conservation efforts in the park the once endangered american crocodile has been downgraded to threatened in florida. back whenever glades was established in is the 47 the idea of creating a national park to protect plants and animals may have seemed revolutionary. but today that habitat still has a lot to offer people. >> here in everglades national park you can go 50 miles from anybody and be in true wilderness alone.
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direction. knots so in the version of that story steve hartman has to tell. >> a few months ago here at froedtert hospital in milwaukee, nurse lynn bartos took a long hard look back at her career. after 44 years of sacrifice and devotion she wondered, was it worth it? >> i invested a lot of myself into being a really good nurse. and did it really make a difference? >> she got her answer when she became the patient. lip has rheumatoid arthritis. and last summer during one of her doctor's visits she was treated by a new nurse named nicole krahn who seemed strangely familiar. >> just something on her face and her eyes, i thought, i knew who she was. when you think about it. >> i do. i have goose bumps right now. >> lynn first met nicole 28 years earlier.
cover of children's nurse magazine. it was an article about lynn and the special relationship she had with nicole. her patient at the time. >> she was a very loveable little girl. >> nicole, with that whale spout of a ponytail had life threatening intestinal problem, and lynn or sweet lynnie as nicole used to call her. >> nicole was this little girl that i took care of and now she's taking such good care of me. >> nicole streets she doesn't remember much from those days. with but here's what's interesting. she also doesn't remember a time within she didn't want to be a nurse. >> oh, yeah, i always wanted to help people. i don't know if i really just liked nurses i just wanted to be one. >> for as long as she can remember, she always wanted to be one. some might say that's a coincidence.
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life. she talks about that and more with our lee cowan for the record. >> gwen stefani is underneath it alla superstar who doesn't brag. >> if i want to show them off i'd be like ta-da. >> her collection of awards including her grammys are tucked away in a closet in iv beverly hills home. >> i thought i had more than that. >> you thought you had more? you've got three. that's enough. >> after two decades on the charts stefani has had the time and the talent to rack up all kinds of recognition. but last year's grammys were bitter tweet. it was the last night the pop star would be truly happy for a long while. >> everything for me kind of fell apart last february, right
>> the day after? >> i woke up that morning, my life changed forever. >> her high wattage marriage to gavin rossdale the lead singer of the band bush exploded after 13 years. >> at that time everything was like, i had no skin, i was so raw. nobody knew what was happening i had this big secret. >> the 46-year-old rocker, fashion icon and mother of three young boys suddenly found herself at a crossroads. >> i was down all the way. like you don't go down lower than that. you know what i mean? >> rock bottom. >> i was so embarrassed, you know what i mean, like, wow, i have to tush this into something. like i can't go down like this. if i can do music everything will be okay. >> but music hadn't come easily for stefani of late. a long, frustrating bout with writer's block left her shake glenn what was it like going into the studio for the first time?
said, i don't care about the charts, the hits, the style of music. i just want to tell the truth and i just have to get this out of me, whatever it is, i want to write and i want it to be coming from me. >> her misery tuned out to be her muse. one a mart of weeks she had written more lyrics than she knew what to do with. >> it was just the idea of sitting in at piano and letting my feelings come out and i felt so good. it was like, wow, this is all i need to be doing right now. nothing else feels good but this. >> like the flood gates just opened? >> it was like the confidence came to me and just felt like the right thing to be doing. like it was pro-active as opposed to like getting deep beer a hole. >> she was on a role. then it was surprise call from a record company. >> they thought it was just too personal, too artistic and they didn't think people would relate
it really deplated me. i was like, wow, you guys, you don't even understand what you're doing to me right now. like, this was saving my life and now you just punched me in the face. like, for saving my own life. you know what i mean? that's how it felt. >> how did you bounce back from that? >> i just went to the studio the next day. >> you went back? >> let's write the most noncommercial personal record ever. >> that very day she wrote the ballad "used to love you." >> she sent a demo over to her record label and her phone rang once again. >> it was the first time in my entire career that somebody from a record company called to me say that i had a hit. >> fast turn around? >> pretty magical. >> used to love you became gwen stefani's first single off
decade. fittingly called this is what the truth feels like. it is raw, almost a confessional. it's not the first time stefani has turned to song writing for therapy. another painful break up, this one back in 1949 from her band's bassist, tony kanal let stefani to write "don't speak." it was a monster hit that put her and no doubt on the musical map for good. >> i never could understand why i was so unlucky in love. i have so much love in me and yet i've just had so much tragedy with that, but yet i've had so many like incredible blessings. i mean, like how did this happen to me? like it's crazy. >> one of those blessings she says was her stint on npc's "the voice." >> i would love to help you because i think you need a lot
>> what is that supposed to mean? >> she sat two chairs away from country singer blake shelton. timing is everything. he, too, had undergone very public split with his wife miranda lambert a country star in her own right. >> in all of this craziness that happened, like unexpected mobileness, i found a friend that was going through literally the exact same thing as me. and that is a miracle, you know? and i it just saved me so much and i feel so grateful for that. >> back in the recording studio stefani's collaborators began to notice a change in her mood. >> then all of a sudden, hey, what's going on with gwen, she's so happy. >> that happiness inspired "make me like you." >> it was so fun to be able to write about being saved and be
joy. >> she turned it all into elaborately choreographed live music video sponsored by target that aired in a commercial break during this year's grammys, she admits that she wrote that about shelton. but that's about as far into relationship territory as she is willing to go. >> look, you can have me say it out loud. or you can just listen to the record. i feel like i did everything right to say, i'm not going to let this ruin my life. >> they don't hide the fact they're a couple. they are publicly private. we've seen it all play out in the tabloids in the sort of over the top the way these things often go. but she's managed to cope with that, too, by ignoring it. >> once in awhile they will tap into something like wow, really? how do you think that about me, you're wrong. if i saw you right now, i bet you would never say that to my face.
violet and in world of 20-something pop stars, she has remained remarkably ageless. but make no mistake, gwen stefani has lived a few life times in the last 18 months and has come out on the other side beaming with new found optimism that is as bright as those signature lips. it strikes me that despite everything that has happened to you over the last year and a half you're almost grateful. >> i feel so grateful. >> which i think people would be surprised. >> i'm surprised. like, i believe there's a master plan for me and part of my journey and my cross to bear was to have to go through what i went through. and i accept it. and -- >> made something of it. >> tried to make something good out of it.
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>> rocco: the pentagon says a u.s. marine was killed yesterday by an isis rocket in northern iraq. the attack occurred on the eve of an anniversary that many people might overlook, but which iraq war veteran matt gallagher has not. >> their teen years ago the american military invaded iraq. something for the history books? not yet. everything happening in that region, from isis to airstrikes to delta force raids, is connected to that decision. and the subsequent nine years of war and occupation. according to recent polls, more than half of americans support a ground invasion against the islamic state. the same number would bar syrian refugees from entering the u.s. that a ground war against isis would lead to substantially more refugees doesn't seem to matter. and that such an invasion would
followed by lengthy occupation also seems inconsequential somehow. another poll revealed that 60% of 18-29-year-olds military aged millennials support american combat operations against isis. nearly the same percentage would never join the fight, though, even if they were needed. for too many americans in 2016, war isn't a dire act turned to once all other options have been exhausted. it's a narcotic, a quick fix, something that happens in strange, far away lands where other people's sons and daughters do violent things for country. as an iraq veteran who spent formative time in dusty, sectarian towns north of baghdad i've long wondered if america pays attention to its foreign a fares. which brings me to the presidential primaries. >> and the next p president of the night states -- >> citizens to support whomever they choose. but when legitimate candidates running for commander in chief
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>> rocco: here's a look at the week ahead on our "sunday morning" calendar. monday marks the 10th anniversary of the world's first tweet sent by twitter founder jack door see. tuesday sees long distance swimming martin strel's departure from long beach, california, on around the world swim to promote awareness of the need for clean water.
4th, 2017. wednesday's the day washington, d.c.'s cherry blossoms are expected to enter their peak bloom period. not unless it's thursday. unusual temperature swings this month are complicating the national park service's projections. on thursday the 43rd daytime emmy award nominations will be announced on "the talk" right here on cbs. the awards ceremony itself is scheduled for may 1st. friday sees a free rolling stones concert in havana. the first open air concert in cuba by a british rock band. saturday is the day for the dubai world cup, billed as the world's richest horse race with a combined prize purse of some $30 million. a few updates first, we know a lot of you wondering how charles osgood is doing after his knee replacement surgery.
great and hopes to be back here in his rightful place soon. hurry back, charlie, we miss you. we've got good news as well about bill geist. the last night received the 2016 governor's award for from the new york chapter of the national academy of television arts and sciences. i always say if you don't like bill geist there's something wrong with you. conor knighton will host web chat on his travels through our national parks a little after we go off the air this morning. for details check out our website. with that we go to john dickerson in washington for a look at what's ahead on "face the nation." good morning, john. >> dickerson: good morning, mo, the front runners in both parties unstoppable? we'll talk about that today and also hear from some voters who are disappointed in the idea that their final choice might be between donald trump and hillary clinton. plus, discussion of that supreme court fight that's coming up. >> rocco: thank you. i and many others will be watching.
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>> dickerson: today on "face the nation." campaign 2016 rumbles on and front runners pick up delegates can anything or anyone stop them. those who want to stop donald trump from winning the republican nomination are running out of option, down to three-man race but is there realistic chance of winning for either john kasich or ted cruz. >> the establish. they don't know what they're doing.
they don't know how to win. >> dickerson: we'll talk to the only candidate who beat donald trump, john kasich. and talk to brand new ted cruz supporter south carolina senator lindsey graham. hillary clinton's campaign back on track. plus, we'll have some insights from florida voters disappointment in the prospect of match up between hillary clinton and donald trump. >> the greatest country on earth right now we're being forced to pick the lesser of two evils. >> dickers captioning sponsored by cbs good morning welcome to "face the nation" i'm john dickerson. there was more violence and protests this weekend on the campaign trail. outside phoenix, arizona, protesters blockaded the road leading to a trump rally for several hours. three were arrested. later in tucson, a man who was with woman wearing a kkk hood was punched in the face by a trump supporter.