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good morning. it is thursday, may 3, 2012. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. the diplomatic confrontation in china grows. now the dissident at the center of controversy is pleading with secretary clinton to get on her plane and seek refuge in the united states. i'm erica hill. we'll tell you why kate edwards fled the courtroom in tears at the trial of her father. and i'm gayle king. pro football is stunned after another long-time star, junior seau, commits suicide. james brown of cbs sports will be here. when i see you at 8:00, a revealing look at a young barack obama. as we do every morning, we begin with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90
seconds. conflicting accounts this hour about why a blind chinese activist chen guangcheng left the american embassy in beijing. >> a dissident dilemma turns into a diplomatic disaster. >> this is a man who is in fear for his life. >> chen now says he's been let down by the u.s. and is begging to leave china on secretary of >> china that protects the rights of all its citizens will be a stronger and more prosperous nation. >> the case being investigated as a suicide. >> 12-time pro bowl linebacker junior seau put a gun to his chest and pulled the trigger. >> did all that violence result in brain damage that led to the y suicide? >> please, take me. take me. leave my child. >> today i'm suspending the campaign. >> gingrich could not bring himself to endorse mitt romney. >> he said he's leaving the race because he's already accomplished what he set out to
do, and that was to eat a cinnabon in each of the 50 states. >> kate edwards left the courtroom crying while a former campaign aide testified that her mother was very upset when she confronted john edwards about her affair. >> a college student forgotten in a federal holding cell for four days. >> all that -- >> in your dog can't do that, immediately return it to the shelter. honest to god. >> one man in rio de janeiro is pussing the boundaries of aviation. he speed around the city at speeds of 180 to 185 miles an hour. >> and all that matters. >> eric legrand, paralyzed two years ago, signed to a pro contract of the tampa bay buccaneers. >> on "cbs this morning." >> he no-hit the minnesota twins! >> i had to pee so bad, it was unbelievable.
welcome to "cbs this morning." chinese dissident chen s guangcheng says he's afraid for his family's safety, raising diplomatic tensions between the united states and china. another step as secretary of state hillary clinton begins a series of economic meetings in china. chen says he wants to go with her when she returns to the united states. he's pleading with american officials to let him on the plane with secretary clinton. >> the man who spent nearly a week in u.s. embassy in beijing also claims he was pressured to leave there on wednesday. this morning the u.s. ambassador to china says that is not what happened. >> he talked with his wife twice. and then made that decision on his own to come out of the embassy and to rejoin the family. i remember asking him, in front of many, many witnesses, are you ready to leave? is this what you want to do? and he just paused and sat there, very quiet for several
minutes, and then just jumped up, beaming, excited, let's go. >> holly williams of britain's sky news is in beijing this morning. she spoke to chen just a short time ago. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> as of this moment, what does chen want to do? >> well, chen left the u.s. embassy yesterday because he trusted assurances from the chinese authorities that he and his family would be safe. when i spoke to him on the phone earlier today, he said he no longer trusts those assurances. he thinks his fame is in grave danger and he wants the u.s. government to help his family to leave china. he said if he could speak directly to president obama and hillary clinton, he would ask them to do something concrete, to protect his family. what's not at all clear in all of this is whether or not the chinese authorities will allow mr. chen and his family to leave china. >> so, he wants to leave and he wants his family to leave as well. will the united states promote
that idea and offer him an opportunity to do that if the chinese permit it to happen? >> well, u.s. officials met with chen guangcheng earlier today and they confirm he has had a change of heart. tey haven't said anything beyond that. the big question is whether or not chinese authorities would allow him to leave. we also heard from the u.s. ambassador, gary locke, earlier today. he said chen guangcheng was in no way pressured to leave the u.s. embassy yesterday. what we do know is that the chinese government is extremely angry. they see this whole incident as unwanted american interference in chinese affairs and they've demanded an apology. >> holly, he obviously has physical ailments he's dealing wction he needs crutches or a wheelchair to get around. that's one part of the issue. when you spoke to him on the phone, did he sound scared, hopeful? >> he's a very warm and genuine man. we've met before. he was apparently delighted to
hear from me. but he is clearly worried. he talked about, after he had escaped house arrest and made his way to the u.s. embassy last week, how government officials had, he claims, threatened his family members. he said that government officials broke into their home, brandishing batons, threatened to beat his family members to death, he said. he said they have already installed seven surveillance cameras inside his home. and the next step, he said, is the plan to install an electric fence around his house. >> holly williams in beijing, reporting for britain's sky news. there is new information this morning in the "fast and furious" gun walking operation, first exposed last year by our own cheryl atkinson. source tell cbs news that today lawmakers will take the first formal steps in charging eric holder with contempt of congress. republicans on the house oversight committee accuse holder of obstructing their
investigation. in "fast and furious" u.s. officials allowed thousands of guns to flow from the u.s. into mexico. two of those guns were later found at the scene where a u.s. border patrol agent was murdered. in the presidential race, newt gingrich made it official wednesday, he's no longer a candidate. it's no surprise, and a lot of republicans are asking, what took him so long to drop out? >> he leaves the race with a handful of delegates and an enormous campaign debt, millions of dollars. jan crawford followed his campaign from the start. she's in washington this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. people were predicting newt gingrich would drop out for nearly a year, pretty much from the start, ever since he got in this race, but he ignored critics and skeptics and kept beating that drum and going and going. yesterday the batteries finally ran out. >> today i'm suspending the campaign. >> reporter: even as he said good-bye, newt gingrich stayed true to form, sounding like a professor, giving a lecture that went to the moon -- >> i'm cheerfully going to take
back up the issue of space. >> reporter: -- and back. >> i'm going to continue to work on american energy independence. >> reporter: gingrich admitted what we all knew, his campaign was a wild ride. for most he's been a noncontender, skipping key primaries, taking in a baseball game and visiting multiple zoos. all the while his campaign piled on debt. he leaves the race owing close to $4 million. money his campaign spent on private jets, advertising and consult apts. money like that often takes candidates years to pay off. john edwards owes more than $300,000 from his 2004 presidential run. rudy giuliani is in debt $2.6 million from his campaign in 2008. and president obama's campaign is helping hillary clinton help debt she collected when she ran against him. the man gingrich will likely turn to to pay off his debt is one-time enemy mrg mitt romney. yet gingrich stopped short of
endorsing him. >> is mitt romney conservative enough? and my answer's simple -- compared to barack obama? >> reporter: now, sources say gingrich met this week with romney's campaign manager to talk about the role he's going to play going forward. he's going to focus mainly on fund-raising for house and senate candidates. and for the republican party. but in those fund-raisers, he's going to be able to accept donations, too. he can put toward paying to his own campaign debt. charlie and erica in. >> jan crawford, thank you. chief washington correspondent and host of "face the nation," bob schieffer is with us now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. >> what d you make of gingrich stepping down ask what about his future? >> well, i think it's the same as it always was. when he began all of this. gingrich knew from the very beginning that this was a longshot, but he also knew what a lot of other republicans know, that there are many, many republicans on the right side of that party who simply don't like mitt romney, who don't believe
that he is one of them, a true conservative. gingrich thought if he could build on that as the base, as a sort of anybody but romney candidate, that slowly but surely he had a chance. again, he knew it was a long-shot, to build on that. but as it turned out, he didn't. what happened in this was that mitt romney had so much more money than the rest of the candidates in the race, charlie, that every time one of these, what i call abms, anybody but mitt, candidates came to the fore, romney just dumped, you know, a lot of negative advertising on them and they went away. and that's exactly what happened to gingrich. i don't think he's hurt himself. i mean, you know, his reputation was what it was in the beginning -- >> but -- >> he got a lot of exposure. and he'll continue to do what he was doing before he ran. that is to give a lot of lectures, write books and so forth. >> as you know, the obama forces have released a whole series of
statements that gingrich made about mitt romney. do people look at that simply as politics and say, whatever his opponents said, it was a primary battle and this is now a new contest with a new set of imperatives? >> oh, i think that mitt romney's going to have to deal with this. i think this republican primary was just a sound bite heaven for democrats. i mean, they recorded all of this. and you're going to hear not only what newt gingrich said about mitt romney as the campaign continues on, but what the rest of them said as well. i mean, i think this will be a major part of the campaign. we know what this campaign's going to be about. democrats are going to say, it's about fairness, that mitt romney just wants to take care of his friends at the country club and the republicans are going to say that barack obama is a failed candidate who made a lot of promises he couldn't keep. and that, charlie, is what both
sides want the campaign to be about. but what they cannot control is events. nobody knew about this situation with this chinese dissident that's just arisen. there may be other events like that that will be factors in this campaign. for now, romney's got the nomination and the general election campaign is on. >> and i can't wait. bob schieffer, thank you very much. this sunday on "face the nation, bob talked with newt gingrich, also michele bachmann who's expected to endorse romney. check your local listings. shock and grief this morning among football plans and fans over the apparent suicide of junior seau. his body was found wednesday in his california home. as john blackstone reports, the future hall of famer died with no real explanation. >> reporter: in a 20-year career in the nfl, junior seau made more than 1800 tackles, becoming one of the most feared linebackers in the game. with news of his death, family and friends gathered in shock at his home north of san diego.
where his mother's grief overflowed. >> but i pray to god, please, take me. take me. leave my child. but it's too late. too late. >> reporter: seau was found with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. >> this case at this point is being investigated as a suicide. >> reporter: there was no suicide note but seau's ex-wife texted simply, i love her to her and heir three children on tuesday. his death comes after the suicide last year of former chicago bears safety dave duerson. he shot himself in the chest so his brain would be preserved for science. in a suicide note, duerson asked that it be studied by researchers investigating brain damage in nfl players. last month, former atlanta falcons safety ray easterling suicide. he was suffering dementia at 62.
more than 1500 former players are now suing the league, claiming for years it ignored evidence that repeated blows to the head trigger chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or cte, linked to demention and depression. kyle turley, who knew seau, said he may have a paid a price. >> he played hard and tough and there's no doubt the toll his brain took. 2 will most undoubtedly show this is a factor. >> reporter: in san diego where seau played with chargers for 13 seasons, he's also remembered for his philanthropy. >> and he couldn't do enough off the field for the youth and anybody he could help, he helped. >> reporter: but on the field, he was known for his speed and power and for punching his fist in triumph. for "cbs this morning," john blackstone, san francisco. >> with us now, james brown, host of "nfl today" on cbs
sports. good morning. >> good morning, charlie and erica. >> put this thing -- this tragedy in context for us. i mean, this is, what, the third former player to commit suicide in the last few months? >> and it's very sobering as well, charlie, for all the obvious reasons. junior seau, just an outstanding player, as john blackstone indicated in his piece. he was a leader on the field, in football vernacular he had a motor. he was like an energizer bunny out on the field who led by example. but as it as talented as he was and as the piece indicated, a sure-fire hall of famer, he was just as excellent off the field with his foundation activities that principally benefitted children. as a matter of fact, charlie and erica, i was blessed to bestow upon him a j.b. award i do in conjunction with nfl players association for players who commit significantly to building stronger communities and stronger families, and junior was sensational in that regard as well. >> was there any -- i know you've spoken to a lot of people
in the last 24 hours or so. was there any indication that something was wrong, that in some way junior was headed down this path? >> i guess what was so hard to believe, erica, because he was the picture of health and so well liked, but there is enough anecdotal evidence to suggest there were some things. i don't to want be speculate and be sensitive to the family during this grieving period. but, erica, there were signs there were personal issues there as well. i don't know that definitively. but the answer to your question, clearly there was something going on there that would lead to this, erica. >> is the league serious -- do they view these kind of things, injuries to players, serious and urgent? >> charlie, absolutely it is viewed that way. you'll talk to a number of people who will say, hey,ers that a number of reasons suggest why it is such a front-burner issue. but the fact of the matter is, the commissioner has made it clear, he will not tolerate
anything that goes against the grain in terms of player safety. you've seen that with the penalties that have been handed down to the players now. you've seen that over the past couple of years. he is resolutely focused, roger goodell, in terms of changing the culture of football, yes. >> when you look at him, finally put his own career in perspective for us. >> he will be remembered fondly by his players. i saw marcellus wily yesterday as well, too, and the emotion he showed is indicative of what a lot of players feel about him. he was a competitor supreme on the football field, highly respected, but just as revered off the field. you heard the folks in san diego talk about how valuable a resource he was to that community. he will be missed in the broadest sense of the word, charlie and erica. >> james brown, thank you very much. time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. the new york times reports on the first worldwide comparison of premature births. 12% of mothers give birth
prematurely in the united states. that is higher than any western nation. and more in line with the developing world. however, american hospitals do much better in caring for premature babies. "usa today" finds parents play favorites when giving financial help to their children. a study out today says kids who have more agreeable and self-reliant personalities get more money than others. the average parental payout, $12,185. not exactly small change. britain's guardian looks at a true cold case. scientists have been able to get traces of blood from the iceman, his body was frozen solid in the italian alps 5300 years ago. it is the oldest blood sample ever retrieved. "the wall street journal" reports on a record-breaking art action. a pastel version of "the scream" sold for just under $120 million last night here in new york. some art experts were predicting
john edwards' daughter walks out of court in tears as a witness describes a confrontation between her mother and father. we'll look at why testimony in that corruption trial focused on everything but the money. and is anything off limit when it comes to life of a president? we'll look at what president obama's old girlfriends are saying about him in a new book. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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you're bound to see a shocking -- >> patricia krentcil says she just brought the 6-year-old to the tanning salon and made her wait by the bed. >> this whole thing has been blown out of proportion. >> that is the actual woman. is she tanning or did she fall down a chimney? she looks like wile e. coyote after the dynamite stick blows up. welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> okay. compose myself. it's hard. new drama on wednesday at the john edwards corruption trial. the former senator's daughter actually had to leave the courtroom during testimony about her late mother.
anna werner is at the courthouse in greensboro, north carolina, where several people who used to work for edwards took the stand. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica and charlie. it was during the testimony of one of those former campaign staffers that we saw what is one of the most dramatic moments in this trial to date. it's a moment that shows why wednesday proved to be an emotional day for both john edwards and his daughter. kate edwards attends court each day but left in tears yesterday, just as testimony began about an incident involving her late mother, elizabeth edward. former campaign staffer christina reynolds was on the stand, talking about an argument between john edwards and his wife at a raleigh airport in october 2007. an "enquirer" article about edwards' affair had been published the day before. reynolds said she watched as distraught elizabeth edwards stormed off and collapsed down into a ball in the parking lot.
she testified elizabeth was very upset, telling john edwards something to the effect of, you don't see me anymore. then in front of others, she stood off her shirt and her bra. hearing that testimony, john edwards looked down and appeared emotional. and at the end of the day, left court with his daughter. legal expert keernen shanahan was in the courthouse. >> today they tried to redirect the focus on john edwards and his behavior. unfortunately, i think the behavior they focused on had very little to do with the charges he faces. >> reporter: one witness did talk about edwards first meeting with the donor at the heart of the case. former campaign staffer josh brumberg brumberger, was with edwards when he met rachel "bunny" mellon in 2005. i was particularly concerned about where his head was at the time, he said of edwards.
brumberger said, he repeatedly warned edwards, but after he alerted other staffer, an angry edwards called him on the carpet, saying, why didn't you come to me, like a man? that was brumberger's last day. now, prosecutors will continue building their case with more testimony from former campaign staffers today. of course, a key question here is whether rielle hunter and john edward, either one of them or both, will be brought to the stand in this trial. charlie and erica, back to you. >> anna, thank you. cbs news legal analyst jack ford is here. welcome. >> good morning. >> what's the impact of this testimony? >> it's interesting. perhaps huge emotional impact. you know, as we heard in anna's piece, high drama inside of that courtroom. kate edwards going out, john edwards upset by this testimony. a real question as to how much strictly legal impact. you know, this goes once again, very compelling evidence about john edwards being what people
are calling a despicable person. did awful things, sleazy things, his wife is dying of cancer. inside of this courtroom, the question is not did, indeed, elizabeth edwards know about that. everybody knows she did. the question is not did he have an affair. everybody knows he did. was the money paid? we know it was. the big question is why? the defense says just to keep this out of the public eye other than any other reason public humiliation, that's a crime. if it was paid to do all that, to buttress his chances of becoming president, that's a campaign violation. jurors are going to look at him. if they don't already dislike him, i think they really will after this. but the question becomes legally what does if mean? >> could that backfire on the prosecution because they do seem to be having this sort of emotional buildup that technically no one is supposed to consider? >> that's a great question. jurors are going to be told, don't decide this case based on
emotion alone. you have to look at the facts. i wouldn't be surprised to see the defense attorney, i would do this, in closing arguments saying, how much did you hear about campaign contributions? almost nothing. how much did you hear about this horrible situation between john edwards and his wife? that's all the testimony you heard. and i would expect the defense attorneys to say, that's just wrong. that's not what this case is all about. the prosecution should be ashamed of themselves for simply attacking this family over and over again instead of focusing on legal issues. now, we don't know how the jury's reading this. they might say, yes, he's a despicable person but, yes, he also proek the law or. they might say he's a despicable person but we're not convinced beyond a reasonable doubt. >> or they may say, if you look at the character here, you can define intent in this circumstance. >> that's a very good point. if i'm the prosecutor i'm saying, you take a look at a guy who's amoral -- immoral, unet c unethical, and it's easier for you, prosecution argument, easier to conclude his intent
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welcome back to "cbs this morning.." >> what a difference a day makes at the roger clemens perjury trial. former teammate andy pettitte who testified the legendary pitcher admitted using human growth hormone now says he may have misunderstood. >> that's what clemens has been saying all along. chip reid at the u.s. district courthouse in washington. good morning. >> reporter: this is the second time prosecutors have taken roger clemens to trial over his testimony before congress and now for the second time things aren't looking so good for the government. andy pettitte was supposed to be the government star witness against his former friend and mentor, roger clemens, but on wednesday pettitte threw a conserve ball that left prosecutors flat-footed and cast significant doubt on their case. pettitte was asked how sure he was about his testimony the previous day that clemens once told him he used performance-enhancing drugs. the attorney asked if it would be fair to say it would be 50/50?
i'd say that's fair, pettitte replied. >> today was not a good day for the government. pettitte's testimony that he's only 50/50 about whether or not clemens admitted steroid use to him is a blow to the government's case. >> reporter: the government is trying to prove that clemens lied under oath when he told congress in 2008 that he never used performance-enhancing drugs. pettitte's backtracking on his earlier testimony was a surprising gift for clemens' lawyers. >> i'm sure the clemens team prefer pettitte not testify at all, but given that he did testify, my guess is they were very happy with the way things turned out. >> reporter: pettitte's testimony is especially damaging to the government case because he was considered the stronger of the two key witnesses. the other, clemens' former trainer, brian mcnamee is expected to testify as early as next week, that he injected clemens with steroids and hgh, but his credibility is in question. pettitte's testimony might put
this second attempt to try clemens in doubt. in july 2011 the judge angrily declared a mistrial after prosecutors revealed forbidden evidence to the jury. that's raised questions as to whether even holding this trial is a wise use of taxpayer dollars. >> the charges are serious ones. it's about testifying falsely befoe congress. on that basis, i think it was a justified use of our resources to bring the case. >> reporter: charlie and erica, the pettitte testimony was not the only time yesterday that the prosecutors took it on the chin. at one point, they were arguing over procedural issues and the exasperated judge said to the lead prosecutor, quote, you are taking positions that are totally absurd to me. he is clearly more friendly to the clemens lawyers than to the prosecutors at this point. >> so, what happens to the pettitte testimony, chip? >> reporter: well, what happened yesterday is that the clemens attorneys made a motion to have
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♪ tonight we are young we go now to gayle and find out what's happening at 8:00. >> i can tell you. hiing charlie. welcome back, erica. >> thanks, gayle. >> good to see you. are pit bulls naturally dangerous? a maryland court decided they are, but there are plenty of pit bull owners who disagree, including my sister sharon, and they're not happy. she's one of the stars new cbs hit series "two broke girls,"
live in studio 57. some say the show's gotten a little too raunchy. is it true where food is listed on the menu, it can tell you if it's any good? peter greenberg is here -- i have bad news -- restaurants don't want to you know about the menu. i say this. i never pay attention to where anything is written on the menu but you say it makes a pdifference. >> it makes a big difference, where they put, it how they price it and steer you to buy something you didn't want to buy anyway. >> i once ordered because it said drizzled with truffle oil. >> well, that will make you buy anything drizzled with truffle oil. >> you say it matters. we'll see. i beg to differ with you, peter greenberg. you're watching "cbs this morning." remember to catch us on facebook, twitter and google plus. your local news is next.
it is another rainy day. some fog is forming and the weather is effecting traffic. here is sharon. >> good morning, everyone. if you are just about the head out, we have three new accidents. one on route 24 at hanson road. another one at honey go. watch for delays, 95 southbound, a 16 minute ride. there's a look at your beltway speed. in the 20s. on 8 3, jfx, 13 mile per hour average. this is brought to you by the cochran firm. we have a break in the
action from rain. more shower activity is moving our way. as you look at the forecast, there will be some disturbed weather this afternoon. we will see clouds and sun breaking in between rain. 77 as a high. 55 down now. -- 5 5 now. we will find out the fate of two neighborhood volunteer. >> good morning. this week one of the brothers testified in his own defense. he claims it was the teen that attacked first. 24-year-old eliyahu werdesheim was on the stand for several hours before lawyers presented closing arguments. both sides claim they're the victim. werdesheim maintains it was self-defense. the alleged victim in the case, ausby has refused to testify. back to you. >> thank you. stay with wjz
a guy riding his motorcycle, he's now suing bmw. have you heard about this in forgive me if this is a little coarse.u heard about this in it's a true story. it was in the news. riding his motorcycle, suing bmw because it caused him to have a two-year erection. sadly, only one known cure. right there. that's -- i'm sorry. that's -- >> you think you're cracking up at the way we're cracking up here at the table? >> "the view"? i don't know. i wonder if dave letterman heard about that story from us on "long story short".
>> we had that story. that's "the view." that's "the view," it's not "the talk." still funny. 8:00, welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. >> rachel being the producer. >> yeah, all of a sudden it sounds like i'm talking to no one. i'm talking to rachel. >> which another producer says, she does all the time. >> i think we've all been known to do that. >> let's start over. good morning. it's 8:00 i'm gayle king. welcome back to erica hill. >> thank you. a new buyographer of president obama, it has some people asking if there is anything in a president's past that is off limits. author david mariness relies heavily on the diaries and memories of old girlfriends. barack obama: story" focuses on president obama as a young man living in chicago. it shows him in love and in turmoil. >> reporter: he may be smiling
in this picture, but the young barack obama portrayed in david mirnass' book struggled to feel at home in new york. it was here at columbia university that future president felt lost. struggling with questions about who he really was, his race, his religion, even cultural and political beliefs. it was a deep internal conflict he only shared with a few close friends, including his girlfriends. one of those girlfriends, genevieve cook, the daughter of a prominent australian family. they're shown here in the pages of "vanity fair." cook and obama met at a christmas party in 1983 in an apartment in new york's east village. early in their relationship, obama confessed to cook how he searched for the perfect ideal woman at the expense of hooking up with available girls. in her journal cook wrote, i can't help but thinking that what he would really want, be powerful drawn to, was a woman very strong, very upright, a
fighter, a laugher, well experienced, a black woman i keep seeing her as. but cook would fall in love anyway, and 22-year-old obama began having the deepest, most romantic relationship of his young life. cook says in 1984 mr. obama rented a room in an apartment of this building on west 114th street. she remembers how on sundays mr. obama would drink coffee, solve crossword puzzles and lounge around shirtless in a blue and white sarong. cook continued journalling through their relationship. in one entry she wrote, the sexual warmth is definitely there. but one month later she wrote, he still intrigues me but so much going on beneath the surface, out of reach, guarded, controlled. once cook told a young obama that she loved him. his response, thank you. later that year, obama temporarily moved in with cook. the irritation of each other's constant company eventually
drove them apart. it was the beginning of the end of their year-long relationship. for "cbs this morning," terrell brown, new york. >> with us now from houston, presidential historian douglas brinkley. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> winston churchill famously once said history will be kind to me because i will write it. barack obama wrote his own self-profile called "dreams of my father from my father." have you read this book? >> i've only read the excerpts and news reports. the book doesn't come out from june. >> do you get a picture from what the president said about himself, and if it is different, does it matter, because it's the difference between autobiography and biography. >> exactly. there's a lot of compression that president obama used in his
book. some of the women that we read about now in the "van fair" piece were compressed by the president. but two different breeds, auto biography and history. david maraniss is a fine autobiographer, he's written many good books so he's credible, a long-time washington post reporter and he's done the best job of giving us the factual timeline of the president's move to new york city and what he did in new york, not just who his girlfriends are, but how he was fighting for racial identity. >> douglas, you know, i like you. i've only seen the excerpts, too. i was reading, everybody get ready for the sarong jokes. it also makes me think, is it relevant what someone had to say about you 22 years ago, a former girlfriend from years ago? is that relevant? does anyone want to hear what an ex has to say, 22, 25 years later? >> i don't think that part's
relevant. what's interesting, this takes place in the early 1980s when people still wrote handwritten journals and i think the intellect of barack obama is importance, the conservativism of t.s. elliott or why he prefers african-american playwrights. a friend who talks about the president's obsession of the navl "invisible man," all of this adds credence to the president's own memoir. trying to, in his 20s, decide whether he's white or black or how to be an international prson. there's aspects -- i think the girlfriend things are less interested than, here's a young man at ivy league school, columbia, what he's reading, what he's talking about. he doesn't get in a lot of trouble. his idea of fun is the new york
times crossword puzzle and debating the philosophy of niche. >> what comes across here is the notion this is a young man clearly with a remarkable ability but who was also ambitious. and really had a plan and was looking to find his own way to the things he wanted to do, which i find not unusual for someone of his talent. >> exactly. the talent is what he was. some of the letters and writing we see of barack obama is guarded. he's not putting himself up on the line. he's not exposing his personality. he's keeping a lot to himself. we see that sort of aloofness sometimes with his presidential leadership. he's very zen-like and self-contained now as president. we see that even at an early age he was that. >> what do you think the white house reaction will or should be to this? >> i just don't think they need to -- they already reacted in a sense that david maraniss has
given an interview and the president respects him enough to have spoken to him about that. and i think that's enough. >> he spoke to him for 90 minutes, which is quite long for an interview with the president, which is suggesting he wanted to make sure david understood his own narrative and that he had an opportunity to define himself in a conversation with david. >> that's right. this it early in somebody else's hands would be more worrisome but i have an idea this book will be fair and solid like all of david's works is. >> won a pulitzer prize for the bill clinton work. >> thank you for joining us good morning. combination of haze, left over rain, low clouds and fog. take a look at first warning doppler radar. another slug of moisture headed our way. i think we'll have a couple of bouts of rain today.
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it's time to make some long story short. inquiser tore.com reports on a winning lottery arkansas. sharon duncan bought the winning ticket and then she threw it away because the computer told her it was a loser. sharon jones realized the computer was wrong, grabbed the ticket, cashed it in and started spending. now, a judge has rultd sharon duncan never gave up her rights to the ticket, so she gets the money, but she did throw it away only because the computer told her it was not a winner. i think she should get it back. the other sharon, probably not so happy.
a family was locked in a houston restaurant for not tipping. this comes to us via "the huffington post." she says the service wasn't good so she didn't want to pay the 17% added onto her bill. and her family claims restaurant workers actually locked the doors and called the cops. the atlantic says liking something on facebook is not protected by the first amendment. two sheriff's deputies in virginia sued after he had gave a thumbs up online to the sheriff's political rival and they were fired. now a judge has thrown out their lawsuit saying if they had written a statement of support, that would be different. you've got to be careful. >> indeed. in britain "the daily mail" finds polar bears remarkable long distance swimmers. gps trackers revealed one bear swam 400 miles nonstop. took him up to ten days, searching for new hunting grountdz in the arctic. another bear was able to swim 220 miles nonstop.
pretty impressive stuff. >> and big boys. that doesn't e-mail seem physically possible. doesn't seem possible. we told you before how spirit airlines charges a fee for carry-on bags. "usa today" says the price is going from $45 to $100. that's more than double. no fair. that's more than a plane ticket costs in some cases. so, we will ask peter greenberg what he thinks about that because he's coming up. you know, peter's a world traveler. that doesn't seem right to me. >> spirit is one that will charge you $5 for a ticket and then there are all these other fees. >> all these other charges. if a chef needsames a dish r his grandmother. would you pay more for it? >> no. >> you just might. it's all part of menu psychology. they're after our minds and our money. one of the five things that restaurants may not want you to know about your menu. we have all five when "cbs this morning" continues. >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by
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♪ very nice music choice this morning. a menu isn't just a list. it's actually a science. from the language to the prices, restaurants have plenty of ways to get you to order certain ces, items. >> our travel editor peter greenberg is here to reveal five things your restaurant won't tell you about the menu. i have such a hard time thinking the placement has a meaning on the menu. >> menu engineering because they can track your gazing patterns to know where your eyes will look first and where they're going to look second. >> where do your eyes look first? i look on the right. >> you're right. it's the right center. so, where does the restaurant put their items? it's a decoy. look at this menu. they put the most expensive item
on the menu in the upper right hand corner, in this case it could be the lobster, knowing full well you're not going to order it. but you're going to order the menu item directly beneath it because it's less expensive. that's the item that has their biggest profit margin. >> that's how they get us to or those things. anything on the backside of the menu, though, is a loser? >> it's a loser. chances are you've already made up your mind before you get to the backside. left side of the menu, losers also go, chicken fingers, grilled cheese sandwich -- >> salad? >> not big profit so that's how they do it. >> i thought that was the kids' menu. >> no. that's another menu all together. we talk about two-page menus at restaurants. upper right hand center that makes the difference. >> i'm going to pay attention next time i go out to eat. and then you talked about the wording. i do believe this is true. because i can get so drawn into something i never dreamed about trying with the word succulent. i love that word.
>> or honey glazed as opposed to just pork chops. not just pork chops, iowa pork chops. not just barbecue, kansas city barbecue. let's face it, nobody orders chicken liver, okay? how are they going to sell it? nostalgic, aunt mary's or grandmother's famous home style recipe chicken liver. >> now, have i to take it back because when i said, no, i wouldn't be swayed. justin timberlake when he had a restaurant he said it was his grandmother's biscuit i had to try it because he said grandmother. >> price just went up. >> really? >> absolutely. >> we all pay it. >> it's not just the description of the item, it's the pricing. it's the pricing and where they actually place the prices. for example, the decimal point or the number nine. mid and low level restaurants you'll see the decimal point and number nine. once you go up the price scale you find, they don't use decimal points anymore. they don't use the number nine. they round it out. 17 as opposed to $16.99. >> let me stop you for a second.
we put up labeling makes a difference. the word choice we were talking about, that's the labeling of, my grandmother's biscuits, that's the labeling? >> and they will always steer you in that direction. >> the prices, $16.99 versus $17, so high-end restaurants it's a two-digit number. or they don't show you. >> and also it's not the right side of the column anymore. it's the center. you see restaurants, as you go up the price scale that won't even use numbers. they just spell it out. 20, 30 and put it in the center. and the reason why they put it in the center is because if they did it on the right side of the column, most customers will go up and down the column and take the least expensive item. when they put it in the center, you don't. >> before we go, have i to ask you about the charging of the bags. at spirit, going from $45 to $100, in less than 30 seconds, that doesn't seem right. >> it doesn't seem right. let's go beyond this and look at history. spirit was actually the first airline to charge for checked baggage many years ago. guess what happened? all the other airlines followed suit. now they charge $45 for carry-on
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♪ welcome back to this "cbs this morning." a court decision on pit bulls has outraged many dog owners and rescue groups while some parents and victims are cheering. >> maryland's highest court ruled pit bulls are inherently dangerous. whit johnson says there's concern for what legal implications can be in the rest of the country. good morning. >> reporter: charlie, good morning to you. in maryland now, if your pit bull bites, no longer does negligence need to be proven. in the past, some smaller communities have banned the breed all together but no state has gone this far. ryan zimmerman says his three-legged friend zelda hardly fits the label she's been
branded with by maryland's top court. when you looked at her for the first time, did you think to yourself, this dog is inherently dangerous? >> no. she inherently had a lot of shy issues. >> reporter: he adopted her last summer after she was found under a porch, neglected with a broken and infected leg. he's worried last week's ruling puts an unfair burden on well-intentioned dog owners like him. >> you can charge more for rent for the higher cost of insurance. and also for a lot of the pits that won't be able to be adopted, you know, a lot of them will probably be put down. >> reporter: under the ruling, not just pit bull owners, but landlords who have the dogs living on their property are now liable for their actions. the decision stem from a series of cases where individuals were violently attacked. court records state, over the last 13 years, is there have been no less than seven instances of serious maulings by pit bulls on maryland residents
resulting in either serious injury or death. like the case of 10-year-old dominick solesky who narrowly survived a pit bull attack. >> attacked him in the face, drug him to the ground, bit him in the arm and got him in the femoral artery. >> reporter: colleen lynn who runs an educational website wrote a brief to the maryland court supporting the decision. >> when they attack, they don't stop. and this is what ends up killing people. pit bulls are the top killing dog breed. >> reporter: lynn hopes other states will follow maryland's lead. the spca in maryland hopes they don't. they have several pit bulls waiting to be be be adopted and say it's nurture, not nature, that gives the breed a bad reputation. >> every animal is an individual, so to say that all pit bulls are inherently dangerous is absolutely untrue. >> reporter: now, dog rescue groups fear this decision will overwhelm their shelters and
lead to more animals being put down. they're seeking help from state lawmakers and vowing to fight. >> thank you, whit johnson. my sister has a pit bull and every time i go over there, i'm a little nervous. even though they say she's a marshmallow, won't hurt you, but there's too many stories. piz his name is diesel. it's an interesting name. >> there is. >> you should never react to producers in our ear -- >> they don't know who you're talking to. >> they go crazy. they want to do it all the time now. >> that is true. but i've seen too many stories, guys, where the pit bulls seem to snap. >> it's hard. i know, probably like your sister's dog, i have close friends and family who have had pt bulls and they understandably get upset because it's more of a combination of nature and nurture. i'm a big dog lover. >> as we all are. >> i'm a big believer in rescue dogs. i would admittedly be cautious with a dog with pit bull in it
because it's hard to know where they came from. >> you stand where? i think this is very telling. there was a picture of barkley, charlie's dog and he said, take that down because he's not a pit bull. do they make you nervous or do you believe that's how the dog is raised? i think that's truth to that, too. >> my thoughts on this are, two. one, they need to understand why pit bulls -- why there are more series of incidents with pit bulls, and then do something about it, because i think too many instances i know of people who have been hurt. >> me, too. >> or read about it. i don't know them personally. >> apologies to diesel. >> i'm sure he's a lovely dog. >> yes. >> i'm in big trouble. >> we'll take you in. >> i'm in big trouble. we've move on. "the scream" a world famous symbol of human anxiety and there was plenty of that along with a fair dose of high drama as a version of the famous painting was auctioned last night as seth doane reports, it
sold for a record-breaking price. >> sold. $119,100,000. >> reporter: and "the scream" became the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction. the 1895 pastel masterpiece, one of four versions, went on the block at sotheby's new york, with an opening bid of $40 million wednesday night. the winning bid, more than $119.9 million. suh was at the auction and wrote monk's biography. >> there's a number of private islands, they can buy private jets, but only one "scream". >> few bidders. the unidentified winner participated in the 12-minute auction by phone. how much do you think this painting is really worth? >> well, it's the same with everything in this world.
it's worth what someone wants to pay for it. >> reporter: pick kthis held th previous. david nash is a new york art dealer. >> monk is to admission to go and see his paintings, monk was a bit of a master of marketing himself, would he be impressed with the excitement around this piece of art, this auction? >> reporter: that's hard to say. but i imagine he couldn't fail to be impressed by it. >> reporter: in fact, the sale price might even be enough to make monk scream. >> sold. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," i'm seth doane, new york. >> nice little piece. >> i was going to say the best part was that cackle, ha, ha, ha. why do you suppose people that spend so much money on art do not want to be identified. i'm always fascinated by that. >> maybe they're concerned about
people trying to steal it. if you have money, you're fairly well protected. >> and security, too. >> i think you do. >> they know what to do. they know what to do. >> it's an interesting question. >> none of us at the table -- >> i was going to say. >> not a problem we face. >> going over to charlie and say, there it is. >> i was wondering who that person was. >> it ain't me. >> there's screaming at my place, but it's not the painting. >> oh. charlie, i could go so many places with that, but i'm not. >> well, well, well, i remind you from a segment weeks ago, gayle, he does not do dishes. if you watched us that morning, you may follow that. >> why did i come here? >> you came, charlie, because you love being here. you can dial from your iphone -- >> we're off the rails. >> and send a link to our app -- >> you want to see us off the rails, go to your local app. >> no, stay with us. please. beth behrs stars in "two
broke girls" here in studio 57 to talk about -- >> i thought you said two broke gayles. >> gayle is a big fan of the show. >> commercial the weather is brought to you by arf. we've got shower activity a little bit at least breszing -- pressing into the region. many between there's going to be breaks of sun. that's going to push us up to a humid high of 77 degrees.,,,,
and i got so excited. two broke girls follows struggling wae inine ining wait launch a cupcake business. surprise guest is added to the mix in the season finale. >> oh, no. the cupcake got a little smooshed in my purse. >> we can't show this to martha stewart now. >> sure we can. you think she's never had a cupcake smoosh on her? >> i doubt that. she's perfect. her feet don't even touch the ground. the woman probably doesn't even go to the bathroom.
>> marsha stewart's hardly perfect. >> and how are you this evening? >> no, you're right. martha stewart isn't perfect. >> oh, i never said that. >> one half of that comedy duo, beth behrs, here with mo rocca, who profiled "two broke girls" as it went on the air last fall. mo rocca with his ginormous bow tie. but you look night. >> yes. >> congratulations on your season. you were here in 2008, just graduating from college and here you are on a hit show. >> i know. it's been the most amazing year. i'm so lucky. we're still pinches ourselves. >> they say the secret is the chemistry between and you cat. is it as good as it looks? >> it is. people say, you're best friend but we are literally best friends. >> you were there. is she telling the truth?
>> yes. >> we have to turn to mo for this. >> as the authority on this, i was there on the set and there was actually real chemistry. and they were just traveling together in europe. >> yeah, we were. we were in france. we had never been to paris so we just went there for the first time together, which was awesome. >> there does seem to be an increase in female-led comedies. what do you think that is. >> i'm not sure. >> i'm glad. i'm very glad. with the exception of "bridesmaid," women are everywhere in tv. it wasn't too long ago that it was perfectly acceptable to say women aren't that funny. a lot of people would say that. and i think that's obviously not true. the last emmys, the funniest moment -- >> when they all stood up. >> all those great women did that bit. >> were you a funny kid? do you consider yourself a comedian? >> yeah, i was always trying to make my parents laugh. i used to do school projects everyone would go up and read
normally and i would have a flamboyant character, dancing around the room. yeah, i always had that in me. you know, i think women have been funny. carol burnett, lucille ball. the thing people saying women aren't funny but they've been funny forever. >> a very long time. >> now a great influx on tv which is amazing. >> which women do you like? >> i named two of my favorite. whitney cummings, tina fey, melissa mccarthy. there's so many women on tv right now that are funny. >> do your parents watch the show? >> they do. >> you know where i'm going. >> i do. >> because, i think -- and i like the show, too. eye been watching since day one. it seems to me, it just seems to be getting a little raunchier, seems to be pushing the envelope. do you think that's true, number one? say? does your mother have to number one, do you think it's true? do you think they are pushing -- >> i think we do push envelopes. that's what makes comedy
ground-breaking, you are going against something that's never been done before. the thing about our show, i will say about our writers and our show, if you look at the jokes, everything is coming from a real place. a real character place. honest, truthful moment within the story, within what's going on in the moment. so, i always say that, you know, even though they're out there jokes that push boundaries it's always coming from a true place of the character. never truly for shock value. >> i have to applaud you guys -- >> i'm thinking about that. >> oh, i don't know about that. >> go ahead, mo. >> i have to applaud you for only having a somewhat ridiculously large new york apartment. all these new york sitcoms like in "friend," they must have been working for goldman sachs, but yours is somewhat -- >> everything in there is vintage. >> i love how it's done. this is what your producer said about you, michael patrick king. beth is a gold mine, a deep well of talent. that's nice. but you had to audition for the
role seven times. >> i did. >> why is that? >> well, i -- i was -- i had just done a couple of guest stars. i was on "na nanny, living in a apartment, so waitress, nan ydy it all. they have to make sure that i could carry, you know, the pressure of doing a show every week on national television. >> you have certainly -- seven auditions were worth it. you're a knockout in this show. >> thank you. >> i love the set-up piece with marsha stewart. she'll object the finale. what was that like for you guys? >> it was amazing. actually, michael patrick king said it was the first time when he seen me at a table read ever shy away from the dirty stuff. like my face would get red and nervous sitting next to her because i felt so embarrassed and like we had to be very proper. but she's hilarious. >> she can be dirty. >> martha is hilarious? >> her xhecomedic timing blew m away. she was funny.
i was quite impressed. >> that's coming up on monday. >> can i add one thing? >> no. >> there's going to be a backlash against cupcakes. i like the show -- >> are you cupcake'd out? >> i'm not. >> i think they're too cute. and i think it's -- our culture, the i think we we need to go back to cake where we share pieces of a whole. >> mo rocca, i respectfully -- >> i just wanted to make that point. >> i respectfully disagree. it's always good to see you. always good to see you. >> and i need to make mai tai smaller. >> please do. >> you can see the one-hour season finale of "two broke girls" at a special monday night 8:00/7:00 central right here on cbs. when we come back, elettra wiedeman des n is here in studio. a big name in fashion. get this, nutrition coming up next. [ female announcer ] safeway presents
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fashion model elettra wiedemann has been on fashion kors for decades. >> this child of hollywood is a ceo, activist and philanthropist on a mission to bring healthy eating to the fashion world.pist >> hello. >> you look so much like your mom, rossellini. >> they say about your pedigree, modern day renaissance modern, fluent in french, english and spanish, but how is your pig
lat latin? i'm really good at that. what i like is you like to combine two of your pags, fashion and food. we think, is that possible, fashion and food? >> it is. i started goodness, a pop-up restaurant -- >> explain what a pop-up restaurant is. >> mine something that exists for four or five days at a time. there's a different chef and a different menu every day and the food is locally sourced from local farms, seasonal. we're kind of educating people about what's in season at that time without them know they're being educated, which is the best way to be educated, right. >> it's called goodness. i like the name of the restaurant. >> it's been a great success. we started in september and then again in february and i just did one in iceland, at design march festival and we had over 1,000 people coming over four days just for one meal. we only served lunch. it was really, really full all the time. >> so, part of this, correct me if i'm wrong, too, you wanted to have this new york fashion event so models would eat. obviously, people have this thinking of, like a model is not going to eat. you say it's very difficult to
do when you're doing a lot of fashion week shows. >> well, it is. you know, fashion week is actually, the busiest week for us. it's the week you have to bring your "a" game and look your best. which is hard after four or five days to live on such little food. i created goodness for me because i was always wanting to eat something healthy i could be healthy and engage with local culinary theme. i would be in in these amazing cities. now, they all come to me. i created it for myself. i'm lucky other people think it's a good idea. >> so, of all these things you do, what brings you the greatest satisfaction? >> a new thing i started doing is training for triathlons. i just did my first race and i'm totally obsessed. so, i think that that's going to be a major new thing in my life. >> what did you love about it? >> you know, i'm very competitive by nature. >> you're competitive. you're competitive. and it gave me a great outlet. i'm basically paid to go to the
gym and to be healthy. to have something to do at the gym and have a coach and a team and a purpose and the i train with people who are just starting like me and i'm training with professional athletes so the bar is higher and higher. it's amazing what the human body can do. >> when i look at your mother and grandmother, they're both so strikingly beautiful. growing up, did you feel pressure to look pretty, did you feel that at all? >> when i was growing up, i had braces and i had a back brace i wore 24 hours a day so being a fashion model was on my radar, which is why i got good at school. hi to focus on something so --. >> congratulations to you. >> thank you so much. >> fashion, food, triathlon. show off. >> great to see you. >> pleasure to have you on the program. >> that does it for us. up next, your local news.