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good morning. i'm maurice dubois. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. here are a few stories for "cbs this morning saturday." the olympic games begin. the opening has from bond to the queen to the beatles. >> michael jackson's brothers take the stage in apparent unity. but behind the scenes there's new intrigue and even death threats. >> one, two, three, four up. >> inside a maximum security prison carnegie hall legends
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pull some strings to give hardened criminals a new sense of self-worth and a shot at a new life. and taking even more humanity out of traveling. >> if you twoish use a taxi please see the uniform taxi dispatcher outside door number eight. >> giving new definition to service with a smile that's missing a little heart. all that and so much more on "cbs this morning saturday," july 28, 2012. captioning funded by cbs a good saturday morning to everyone who is joining us. great to have you with us again maurice. >> great to be back with you, rebecca. the xxx olympiad is under way. the 2012 summer games got off to a rousing start with an opening ceremony that ranged from high drama to low humor, spiced with plenty of rock'n'roll. it was quite a spectacle and the
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queen dropped in with the help of 007. >> mark phillips joins us from london. "the new york times" is sayi
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medal went to a chinese woman in the women's ten-meter air rifle. >> we'll check in with you later in the program. after taking in the opening ceremony last night, mitt romney heads to israel this morning. after a less than diplomatic start to his foreign trip he's no doubt hoping for a warmer reception than he got in london. jan crawford reports. >> looking statesman-like as he
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met with the foreign leader. attending the olympics opening ceremony, a vivid reminder of his role running the 2002 games in salt lake city. friday was a vast improvement over the day before when romney incurred the wrath of the british press and london mayor boris johnson. >> a guy called mitt romney who wants to know whether we're ready. he wants to know whether we're ready. are we ready? [ applause ] >> johnson was referring to remarks romney made in an interview earlier in the week when he seemed to question london's readiness for the olympics. >> it's hard to know how well it will turn out. there were a few things that were disconcerting. >> never mind that british leaders and the press in the run-up to the game had reservations about security contracts and transportation. look at the headlines on friday. ready, set, go! or whatever mitt romney says.
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nowhere man. in the tabloid, the sun, mitt the twit. romney was suppose today spend the week look presidential and visiting with six senior british officials, including prime minister david cameron, and opposition leader ed mill ban. instead, he was forced into damage control. >> what i've seen shows imagination and forethought and a lot of organization and expect the games to be highly successful. >> after three days of meetings an olympic misstep and last night's opening ceremony romney heads off for the next leg of his trip. he leaves for israel then off to poland. for "cbs this morning saturday," i'm jan crawford in london. joining us now from washington with more on romney and the latest economic news and the renewed gun debate which was triggered by the aurora massacre is major garrett. he's white house correspondent for the national journal. it's great to have you with us major. good morning. >> good morning. >> we learned yesterday the
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economy is slowing down. it is growing at a 1.5% clip. but the risk of recession is now heightened. how is that going to play for the president? >> i'd say most economists would say the risk of recession is stalking the president in this campaign, but it is not a robust fear. not a legitimate fear. 1.5% gdp growth indicates the economy is growing somewhat and not falling all the way back. it is a retreat from the 2 percentage point growth recorded the earlier quarter. when the president talks about a campaign slogan forward, the economy is moving backward but it is in stall mode. that's not good news for the president in any context. >> that stall mode equates to jobs in the first quarter of the year, 260,000 or so were being created created. now it's just 75,000. how is that going to play versus the white house touting its deficit reduction?
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>> deficit reduction doesn't move voters. the president's deficit is lower by $112 billion according to the latest projections. still over a trillion dollars. that is kind much a magic number for the american public one that creates a sense much alarm across both aisles meaning republicans and democrats. voters vote on jobs and economic trajectory trajectory. the jobs growth generated by 1.5% gdp will not move unemployment down precipitously. they understand the economy is not -- they've lowered the expectations in their mind. they don't believe the numbers hurd the president. i believe they do. any time you have forward movement in the economy, that's difficult for reelection. let's talk about romney's trip to london. the idea was to look presidential. he was doing damage control. the question is how does this play with the voters? do these foreign trips and foreign policy really make that much of a difference? >> let's use app olympic sport
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for a second. poll vaulting. what mitt romney was hoping to do is pole vault the trip on the foreign policy side of the stage and say, look, he can be effective and not make mistakes. instead of planting the pole and getting over he fell down. he flat fell down. no republican looking at the mitt romney first day in london can say to them testifies, that was a credible beginning. they can't. on a topic he knows well the olympics, you don't criticize something that's about to begin and last night, yes the british made fun of themselves. that's a british thing they do themselves to themselves. they don't expect foreigners, especially americans, to criticize them in advance. mitt romney should have known that. he didn't do it. he fouled up what was supposed to be an easy glide to this trip. now it's get tougher. israel is real politics and ream world stage and. any misstep there, it will compound it into a muddled trip.
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>> major, gun control has become a big portion of the debate at least at this moment in time. you wrote about it in the national journal. my question is if neither candidate wants to touch this from a policy standpoint, is it going to be a big election issue? >> probably not. gun control is a forced multiplier in a presidential and electoral politics. what i mean by that if you're for gun control and you put the policies out front people who are opposed to you, really rally against you. you don't necessarily gain the swing in independent and undecided voters with near the passion that you get from those against you. that's why the president is moving very cautiously or not at all on gun control. what i wrote about this week is he doesn't need congress to do a few things. none of them would have stopped the massacre in aurora. but they would have done things to be responsive to what gun control advocates say can and should be done with the executive powers. the president is not going there. he's more than cautious. he's pretty much paralyzed on thissish eye >> major garrett from washington. thank you very much.
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now on to syria's civil war and the battle for aleppo. they've been pounding the city of 3 million people with attack helicopters and heavy weapons in preparation for what's likely to be the biggest clash so far w
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for "cbs this morning saturday," i am elizabeth palmer in beirut. >> of the many questions we have about the massacre in aurora colorado, eight days ago, the biggest one is why. why would anyone do such a terrible thing? there may never be a satisfactory answer but we do now know that the accused gunman, james holmes was under a psychiatrist's care. anna werner has more from colorado. >> any questions about that -- >> in his first court appearance, james holmes appeared disconnected from his
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surroundings. many questioned his mental status. now a motion filed by holmes' public defender shows he was being treated by a psychiatrist from his university dr. lynn fenton. fenton is the medical director at the university of colorado denver anschutz medical campus where holmes was a medical student. she's also the person who he sent a package to. cbs sources say the package contained a letter written by holmes that described shooting people. holmes' lawyers now say the discovery of the letter should never have been made public because it contained communications from mr. holmes to dr. fenton that mr. holmes asserts are privileged. >> meanwhile, the victims of last friday's shooting are being remembered at funerals and memorial services. one of those killed was 18-year-old a.j. boik who just
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graduated high school in may. those who knew him well family and friends, attended a church service friday. but he was on the minds of casual acquaintances and even strangers, too, who gathered at the impromptu memorial site across from the theater. >> it just hurts real bad. like when i come up here to see the crosses and i just looked at a.j.'s and it brought me down to tears. he just graduated. >> the name that isn't mentioned here, that of the man police say caused so much pain. james holmes. holmes remains here at the arapahoe county jail. prosecutors are expected to formally file charges against him at a hearing monday morning. for "cbs this morning saturday," anna werner centennial colorado. as anna reported, james holmes will be back in court on monday to be formally charged. we won't learn much about what takes place beyond that because cameras will not be allowed in the courtroom and the judge has barred police and lawyers from speaking publicly about the
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case. >> joining us now from centennial colorado is criminal defense attorney rick cornfeld who represented the parents of one of the columbine high school killers, dylan klebold. good morning to you, sir. >> good morning. >> with word this morning that holmes was seeing a psychiatrist, what about the likelihood that we would see that psychiatrist at trial? >> well i think it's early to tell and obviously if mr. holmes' mental condition becomes an issue, then that's a possibility. but i think what's more likely is if his mental condition becomes an issue. by the way, i don't see how it isn't an issue. that there will be a series of doctors that probably examine him beginning sometime soon. >> because obviously, he'll want to plead insanity and get out of some of these charges, at least from a legal standpoint and have a -- face a lesser sentence as a result. >> well he may try.
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pleading insanity is not as easy as it sounds. when people say it's getting out of charges, i think that's an oversimplification. what it talks about is whether or not you have a mental disease or defect that renders you incapable of forming the requisite intent. it's a hyper legal thing. but the bottom line is even if you're found to be insane you're ending up in a lockdown mental facility as opposed to a lockdown prison. it's not as if you're out walking the streets and doing what you would do as if you were found not guilty. >> based on what you've seen and it's from a distance would insanity be something that you would be pushing for here? would that seem to make sense? >> well, i think that as a lawyer defending mr. holmes, there's two parts of any crime, one is the action and one is the mental state the intent. the action here is not defensible. the evidence appears to be overwhelming. this case is not a whodunit. you're not focusing your efforts
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on the defendant's actions. because of that you got to go focus on the defendant's intent or lack thereof. that's where -- that's the first thing you need to be thinking about and i guarantee you his lawyers, who are very good lawyers and very well-respected public defenders here in colorado they are all over that issue. that is the only place they have to go. >> will they be seeking the death penalty? >> well the prosecution has a number of weeks to make that decision. but this is a jurisdiction that is very very enamored of the death penalty. given that history and given sort of the notorious nature of the crime, i would expect that decision to be made even though the death penalty is used very very sparingly in the state of colorado, there are only two people on death row right now, this jurisdiction has many of the cases. i was involved in one eight or nine years ago. >> right. and your answer there is yes then. rick kornfeld.
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thank you. we appreciate you joining us this morning. >> thank you. maryland police say that they have averted what might have been a shooting massacre like the one in colorado. kneel prescott was taken into custody friday at after allegedly threatening to shoot up his workplace after learning he was going to be fired. two dozen guns and thousands of rounds much ammunition were found in his apartment. other headlines this morning. we finally know more about the mysterious medical condition and the whereabouts of congressman jesse jackson jr. his office says jackson is at the mayo clinic undergoing what it calls an extensive evaluation for depression and a gastrointestinal problems. the illinois democrat went on medical leave in june without an explanation. the city of seattle and the justice department reached an agreement to end the excessive use of force by police especially against minorities. it calls for court oversight of the police department. the justice department threatened to file a civil
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rights lawsuit against seattle. just to the north of seattle in washington a house is in a whole lot of trouble this morning. the home sits atop a cliff and its front yard is collapsing. a 50-foot hole has swallowed a century's old tree and everything nearby sending it down the bluff. officials believe it's being washed away by a natural spring that decided to change course. >> imagine seeing that out your front window. >> these things happen. >> they happen. it's all part of nature. another part of nature is lonnie quinn. he joins us now with a first check of the weather. >> forgesce of nature. keep going. this is getting good. i'll show you the satellite and radar picture for the entire country. it's not too active at this hour. most having a good morning. the spot i'm watching is here. let's zoom in tight. it's anywhere from central new york state north into northern new england. there's a low pressure system
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here. just rolling off the great lakes. this system will be intensifying as it moves to the northeast. here's what i'm calling for. anywhere from albany new york to, say, places like pittsfield massachusetts to brattleboro, vermont. you put sunshine heating of the day, a lift as the low pressure flies over the mountains, you'll squeeze out rain. 2 to 4 inches in this area with some spots picking up more. could see 4 inches to possibly 5 for us it's a warm start to the day, 78. the dew points are high and they will remain high because of that. t we have the chance for strong, maybe severe storms. 93 our all right. everybody, you make it a very happy saturday. rebecca and maurice, back to you guys. >> next time you go to the
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airport, you could be greeted by a smiling someone who is always willing to help and never needs a coffee break or bathroom break. that's because she's not real. she's an avatar. a life size computer generated person. >> her mood doesn't change with the size of your luggage. there on the job at dulles airport in virginia at logan and boston each of the three airports serving the new york area and elaine quijano has more from newark new jersey. >> with some of the worst on time arrivals and departures in the nation new york's airports are long on crowds and short on customer satisfaction. >> got to be atrocious. kind of navigating airports in this country is a pretty bad experience. >> hello and welcome to newark liberty international airport in newark new jersey. >> meet ava, newark's answer to better customer service. she fields questions passengers typically ask thousands of times a day. >> if you wish to use a taxi,
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see the uniformed taxi dispatcher outside door number 8. >> ava is an avatar. her name is short for airport virtual assistant and the port authority paid $180,000 to place one unit at newark laguardia and kennedy airports. the goal is to save money and cut costs. but cbs news travel editor peter greenberg thinks it won't fly. >> we've lost the art of conversation when it comes to customer service. when the actual conversation is actually with a hologram character, i got a problem with that. >> passengers are mixed. some fient her flirty. >> very nice. >> great idea. >> others intriguing. >> i think it's a pretty addition to the airport. i've never seen something like that before. >> others are offended. >> i really was creeped out by it. i don't like the idea at all. >> greenberg warns passengers should also expect more changes as cost conscious companies replace humans with holograms.
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>> what's next is i won't be sitting here. you'll have an avatar talking to you. i enjoyed this interview a lot. please leave the building now. >> for "cbs this morning saturday," elaine quijano, new york. >> i don't know. she creeps me out. >> does she? >> she's two-faced, right? >> you're calling her two-faced now. very interesting. >> some people are just freaked out by the whole thing. disconcerting. >> i want to see it in person. i'll make my call then. >> it's not her then. >> coming up unicorns bounce houses and dolls. i'm not talking about what's in my closet i'm talking about impulse buys. they can be 'em brarsing. we'll reveal the winner of how i blew my cash. the trial of former illinois cop drew peterson accused of killing his third we'll talk with his defense attorney. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday."
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it is front page news here in new york city. ahead, the latest on the jackson family drama. it was perfect harmony as the jackson brothers performed last night in california. behind the scenes, it is a completely different story.
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>> there have been death threats and more.
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a maryland man calling himself a joker is found with an arsenal of weapons. detectives found more than 20 guns and thousands of rounds of ammo in his home. he's undergoing a mental health evaluation. this morning police are flooded with tips about the abduction of cal ripken's mother. vi ripken spent 24 hours with her kidnapper. police have released surveillance photos of the suspect and we're told the photos are generating a number of calls to the tip line but the man remains on the loose. a double dose of bad news for bge customers. weeks after a storm left tens of thousands without power for days the
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company is asking for a rate increase. the utility says it needs more money to make improvements. the average customer would pay $7 per more month. it will go into effect next february if approved. today is going to be 93 with a chance of storms, very muggy. tonight 6 9 with a chance of tomorrows. that's our report for this morning. thanks for joining us. have a great
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welcome back to "cbs this morning saturday." i'm maurice dubois. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. the long wait is almost over. former chicago area police officer drew peterson is about to face a jury in the 2004 death of his third wife and peterson's defense attorney will be joining us live. >> also this morning, the winner of the most embarrassing impulse buy. >> i'm looking forward to hearing what that was. where else but in bearsville, new york a mama bear and her cubs can't leave a family alone there. that and other stories explained when we take you behind the headlines. first, our top story this half hour.
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michael jackson's mother katherine could file as early as monday to become co-guardian of michael's three children. earlier this week she lost cole custody of them in the midst of a family feud. while all may have seemed okay when the jackson brothers took the stage last night, behind the scenes the drama continues to build. ♪ >> although the jackson family spent the past week tearing itself apart via twitter, michael jackson's brothers showed no signs of discord friday night performing in san jose. it was a deceptively normal -- after a bizarre week when the matriarch, katherine had gone missing and perhaps kidnapped. michael jackson's kids sounded alarms on twitter saying yes, my grandmother is missing. i haven't spoken with her in a week. i want her home now. >> the family members at katherine's house get this phone
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call from katherine. she doesn't sound like herself. her words are slurred. she sounds a little incoherent. she now has everybody terrified that something bad has happened to her. >> paris' uncle jermaine tweeted back, i want to reassure everything that mother is fine but is resting up in arizona on the orders of a doctor not us. but just days before katherine left los angeles for arizona, jermaine and three of his siblings signed a letter demanding the resignation of the two men named as executors of his late brother michael's estate accusing them of fraudulent behavior and lying to katherine. >> the jackson family is bitterly split down the middle in a dispute over the will. >> on wednesday, a judge stripped katherine of her custody of the three children. by the end of the week she was back in los angeles agreeing to share custody with another family member. but the feud over the fate of the executors continues. on friday randy jackson tweeted, it is my fear and belief that they are trying to
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take my mother's life. >> joining us now are tom mesereau michael jackson's defense attorney and family friend and brook anderson co-anchor of the insider. they're both up early in los angeles. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> tom, let's start with the end of what randy jackson was saying. he went on to say this. the same people that are trying to manipulate my mother are the same people involved with my brother when he died. serious, serious allegations right there. who is he talking about? >> well i'm not exactly sure. i suspect he's talking about the people who ran the jackson estate. there's tremendous tension between family members and those that run the jackson estate. from the family point of view they're seeing lawyers and third parties make millions and millions of dollars off michael's estate. they don't think this is fair. they're suspicious about the will. the will says it was executed in los angeles when everyone has proven that michael was in new
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york and there are other issues. there's continuing tension over not only the size of this estate but how it's managed and how it's divvyied out. i don't think that will dissipate soon. >> that's quite a backdrop frr a performance last night. they have all this going on and put on a show last night. >> it seems like their family was imploding before our eyes and the dispute was being played out on twitter di czarly. yet, they put aside the differences for the sake of work. the show must go on. jermaine did fly with his brothers tito marlon and jackie. they are not aligned in terms of how they feel about katherine, the estate the children. jermaine actually from the stage last night told members of the audience, you all have families. sometimes it gets complicated. whatever is said we are familiment we are one. we will heal. there is a sense of optimism maurice, but they have to hold
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it together for a couple more shows this weekend to wrap up their summer unity tour. they have one tonight in oregon and one in washington. >> for as much talk about family and custody, it sounds like the battle is over one thing, and that is money. >> any large family is going to have conflicts from time to time. when you throw in fame and fortune at this level, when you have a family that's been under a media fishbowl for many many generations, you're going to have even more problems. these things will flare up from time to time. i don't know how bad the differences really were between certain siblings of michael and his children. but clearly, they escalated partly because of media attention and hopefully they'll straighten out. but to think that everything will be smooth every second of the day is not realistic. by the way, these estate issues are not unusual for large estates. you often see heirs, non-heirs, third parties all in the mix,
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all going to court, all suspicious of that. who drafted the will why it was signed, when it was signed. who got the provisions included in the will. this is not unusual. it's just that the jacksons are so popular and public attention is always directed at them. >> okay. we'll leave it right there. tom mesereau and brooke anderson on the jacksons from los angeles. good morning rebecca and maurice. i have my big screen here. it looks like color by numbers. it's not. this is a surface analysis map with the areas shaded with green. looks like we got a bunch of washouts. we really don't. if you look at the map, you go from that right into this, which is the satellite and radar picture, shows you where the clouds and the rain is. not that much of it. the toughest spot is northeast. this low pressure system will bring a lot of rain to that area. in my mind the nicest weather right there, around the great
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lakes. there's a big old high pressure system that's centered. it means a lot of sunshine. it's going to usher in a light little breeze there. low humidities. a perfect day with temperatures from milwaukee, lansing and indianapolis. i'm running the highs in the 70s and 80s. i will be more specific for you. 78 to 82. right there in the sweet spot. enjoy it. that's a quick look at one portion of the country. here's a closer look at the weather for your weekend. . all right. i will say for your friends in tulsa, oklahoma, get ready for triple digits. hitting 110 today. >> hang in there tulsa. thank you, lonnie. up next after a three-year wait former chicago area police officer, drew peterson is about to go on trial for the murder of
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for strong, healthy hair with life, new aveeno nourish+ strengthen. form r illinois police officer drew peterson made headlines in 2007 when his fourth wife stacy vanished. her disappearance raised suspicions about his previous wife kathleen. >> peterson was arrested in 2009 for her murder. his trial set to begin next week in joliet illinois. joining us from our chicago bureau is peterson's attorney,
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joel broad sidskybrodsky. thanks for joining us this morning >> good morning. >> what's kept this from going to trial so long? >> we were on appeal over whether certain hearsay statements would go to the jury. we had to go the supreme court and back to the appellate court. appellate courts take their time. we were delayed almost two years. >> you lost that appeal. the hearsay ruling could potentially enter into evidence more evidence regarding the disappearance of his fourth wife, stacy. does that concern you? >> well we lost one out of three issues. we won two. the hearsay, obviously, is of some concern but not all that great of concern. the statements we've whittled them down in pretrial motions because of the pry judge's finding of unreliability. they weren't reliable. i think it's not going to be as devastating as a lot of people have been led to believe. that's for sure. >> joel, this has taken forever
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to get to this point. how involved has drew peterson been in preparing his own vigorous defense? >> very involved. for example in jury selection, we called drew the ultimate jury consultant because he was a police officer in that area for 30 years. he knew the neighborhoods, he knew the people. he was able to give us a lot of insight into socioeconomic and ethnic groups in the area where they lid and where they worked and all the things that jury consultant look at. we have a witness list given to us of over 200 potential witnesses. drew was able to fill us in on the back story on almost all of these witnesses, which was going to be of great assistance in cross examining the witnesses. >> him there addressing the jury, we just saw it on the screen. that's not what you see every day. what was the thinking and calculation behind doing that? >> i mean obviously we wanted drew to introduce himself to the
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jury. but he probably went a little bit further than we would have liked. it also shows, i think, that he's not intimidated, he's not looking at his feet. he's there to participate in the process where eventually we believe his innocence is going to be established. >> okay. joel brodsky, thanks so much. the trial begins next week. we'll be right back with much more: [ girl ] when i started playing soccer, i wasn't so good. [ barks ] so me and sadie started practicing. we practiced a lot. now i've got some moves! [ crowd cheering ] spin kick! whoo-hoo! [ giggling ] [ announcer ] we know how important your dog is to your whole family. so help keep him strong and healthy... with the total care nutrition in purina dog chow. because you're not just a family. you're a dog family.
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ever splurge, buy something on impulse? >> yeah. >> i go for the deals. i can't pass up a deal. i really do. >> i am impressed. >> some of us do overdo it. charles schwab came up with a contest. oh, chuck, i blew my cash. >> keeping it clean. people submitted confessions. we'll announce the winner in a moment. first, here's a look at some of the people who entered the contest. >> i didn't think i'd get a real live unicorn for 60 bucks, but i thought i would get more than the head. >> anybody want a ride? it doesn't get good gas mile
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anl. been expensive to drive around by myself. >> i blew 600 bucks to become the king of my own bouncy castle that no one ever ever uses. >> how about these collectible plush toys in the '90 az an investment for my future. now they're worthless. >> i spent money on this puppet and jug ♪ >> we do have a winner in there somewhere. joining us now is antoine harris, a vice president and certified financial planner with charles schwab. >> remember the guy with the bouncy house. he is the grand prize winner. dan lamb row is from thornton illinois. he won $10,000 in a schwab brokerage account for sharing his splurge. it's great to have both of you with us. >> congratulations. >> you actually made some money on this bouncy house. >> i did better than break even. >> ha did you learn? >> i learned that kids are fickle. any toy that you get them
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they'll be bored of it in five minutes. doesn't matter if it's this big. >> everybody has a thought process. what was yours? man, this is a great idea. >> i have a really big family with lots of little cousins, all of a sudden. we all get together a few times a year at my grandmother's for barbecues. i thought this will be the hit of every barbecue we have for the next ten years. didn't work out that way. >> what do you recommend, antoine, people do? it's natural that people get caught up in ideas. but how do they stay away from actually fulfilling them? >> absolutely. this happens all the time. so it's okay to splurge a little bit and spend on extra things that make you happy and have fun. the most important thing first, though, is to take care of the essentials. oftentimes, clients don't actually take care of the essential things first and use the extra money to spend on additional items. at schwab, we try to have a
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priority list for clients to say hey, if we're going to allocate money, what should we do first? the first thing you should do is allocate at least the amount that your 401(k) plan is willing to match. if you're lucky enough to have a 401(k) plan and the employer is generous to match, that's free money. that's a 100% return off the top. take advantage of that at least. the second thing we want to talk about bad debt versus good debt. high interest nondeductible debt. if you're not able to write the interest off on your taxes at the end of the year, you want to pare that down. third, you need an emergency fund. oftentimes, you'll have a situation where your car breaks down or your washing machine breaks down. these are all machines. eventually, they'll break down at some point. it's always a surprise but not really a surprise. you need to have an emergency fund to take care of these types of issues. what we suggest is if there's a dual income household, at least
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three months of living expenses and something that's very safe and liquid that you can access right away cash or savings account or money market account. if there's a one-income household, you need six months of living expenses and if retired, one to two years of living expenses should be allocated to an emergency fund. >> dan here has ten grand. what are you telling him to do with this money and dan, what do you want to do with the money? >> he was telling me that i should buy ten more bouncy castles. >> eight more. >> funny how that is. >> first thing you should do dan, is really start to put goals around that money. put pen to paper and say, hey, what are my dpoels for this money longer term. do i need it in two years, ten years or 20 years. the most valuable piece that you have in your favor is time. time values the most powerful thing that you could pull that lever and apply to your personal situation. >> i'm sorry. we have to end it there, antoine harris. but people can go to charles
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kill the mama bear. she got away. they have not returned so far. world weirdest hotel rooms, maurice. how about a room without a view. this room is 500 feet down at the bottom of a mine shaft. here's the question. how do you get room service? >> ring the bell. >> ah, there you go. >> a room that's truly gone to the dogs. these cute giant puppy roops are in idaho. they can sleep four adults. kids can curl up in the nose. >> we'll leave that one right there. >> this is my favorite one. >> an increase in ufo sightingsment our neighbors to the north see three ufos a day. a small number cannot. those that cannot are called high quality unknowns. we have two in our staud yoe. wait a minute. it's a floating plate from the dish. >> what chef is that? >> i don't know, sue something. >> when they sign it it's hard to see who they are.
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we love having them here sdpliefrj. >> the food was delicious, we knee that m a maryland man calling himself a joker is found with an arsenal of weapons. detectives found more than 20 guns and thousands of rounds of ammo in his home. he's undergoing a mental health evaluation. this morning police are flooded with tips about the abduction of cal ripken's mother. vi ripken spent 24 hours with her kidnapper. police have released surveillance photos of the suspect and we're told the photos are generating a number of calls to the tip line but the man remains on the loose. a double dose of bad news for bge customers. weeks after a storm left tens of thousands without power for days the company is asking for a rate
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increase. the utility says it needs more money to make improvements. the average customer would pay $7 per more month. it will go into effect next february if approved. today is going to be 93 with a chance of storms, very muggy. tonight 6 9 with a chance of tomorrows. that's our report for this morning. thanks
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sun is shining down in omaha, nebraska. welcome to "cbs this morning saturday." i'm rebecca jarvis. good morning. i'm maurice dubois. coming up this half hour, a roundtable discussion on gun control with survivors and family members of last year's tucson shooting and the 2007 attack at virginia tech university. >> it will be interesting to see what they have to say. also, you know how tough it is to get your family to pose for a photo. imagine getting over 100 of hollywood's biggest stars all in the same room all those egos all at the same time. we're going to take a look and talk to the guy who made it happen and took an incredible picture.
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we'll show you the picture coming up. >> in just a few minutes. very impressive. plus the mayor of a small town in iowa needs to raise millions and desperately needs your help to save a levee that helped her town survive floods. the 2012 olympics are under way this morning in london. the first medals have been handed out. there's still plenty of talk about last night's opening ceremony. mark phillips joins us again now from london. hello again to you, mark. good morning. what is the review? how is the opening ceremony being viewed? >> reporter: good morning, rebecca. generally positive in fact. it was always going to be a balanced thing here playing to a british audience playing to a worldwide audience. this was a very different kind of opening ceremony. mad cap, whimsical, eccentric. some wondered if it would be confusing to foreign audiences not up to speed with british culture the way people are here.
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my favorite comment was in a newspaper column here where somebody said they were wondering while a nation so hilariously bonkers would actually be allowed to have nuclear weapons. that's the kind of reaction that it's had. i think people generally thought that they pulled it off. they couldn't compete with the grandeur, the scale of what had happened four years ago in beijing. in this case you substitute humor for power and i think the general conclusion is that it worked. >> today's big event features swimming superstar michael phelps. what do his chances look like mark? >> not as good as they did a couple hours ago. he placed eighth in the heats. this is in the men's individual medley race. not his strongest race. but they swim four different strokes. he's in an outside lane for the final tonight. the big drama here of course is whether he can repeat the medal total, which i think was eight in beijing last time. so he's in the outside lane. his biggest competition is ryan
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lochte, the other american swimmer whose specialty this is. the drama continues. >> all right. mark phillips thanks for bringing it to you from london. have a good one. now to some of the headlines this morning. the white house now projects this year's federal budget deficit will reach $1.2 trillion. that would make it the fourth straight year of trillion dollar plus deficits. the government reports an anemic annual growth rate of 1.5% in the second quarter of the year. that is down from 2% in the first quarter. a german fugitive accused of scamming investors out of $100 million has been arrested in las vegas. you will rick engler who used a variety of aliases was on the run for years. he was tracked down through a fingerprint match. it's expected that he'll be sent back to germany for prosecution. franco harris is challenging the scathing report about the jerry sandusky sex scandal.
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harris and two others say the report on the miss handling of the sandusky case by penn state officials is "highly flawed and factually inefficient." bob schieffer's guest will be penn state president rodney erickson tomorrow. remember that school bus monitor who became an internet star after a viral video showed her being bullied by young boys. she's decided to retire. the video drew an outpouring of support and people outraged at her miss treem, contributed $700,000 to a fund set up for her. so at 68, she can certainly afford to retire. it is four minutes after the hour. lonnie quinn has another look at the weather. >> but that money is verified? she's getting all that cash? >> i said it was enough to retire. that's still up to question. these days. >> what would you do? >> you're right. i wouldn't be monitoring a bus anymore. i'd be done with that. here's what i have in the satellite and radar picture. you may focus your attention
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right here for just a moment around south dakota. little upper level low pressure system this will bring basically a rainy day to the entire state of iowa. just south of that there's a big bubble of high pressure. again, it's pulling really hot air. this will be the hottest spot in the country from topeka to tulsa to dallas. temperature readings 95 to 110 on the thermometer. low humidity. it will feel like the readings. the flip side of the temperature coin, we go out to the west coast and from seattle through crescent city to san francisco. look at that. those are your high temperatures for the day. not getting out of the 60s. show you the hot an the for us it's a warm start to the day, 78. the dew points are high and they will remain high because of that. t we have the chance for strong, maybe severe storms. 93 our high. it's going
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>> this weather segment sponsored by hersheys. hershey's makes it a shah more. you make is simple. maurice over to you. make it a special saturday. lonnie thanks so much. in the aftermath in aurora colorado, there are renewed calls of reducing gun violence for survivors and family members of two previous attacks. they're demanding plans from president obama and mitt romney to do something meaningful. >> joining us now are five members of demand a plan. simon was shot in the chest and hand during the tucson shooting that also wounded representative gabrielle giffords. retired colonel bill badger was shot in the head but helped restrain the tucson shooter, jared lautner. >> and he grabbed his second clip of bullets. lori haas' daughter was shot twice in the virginia tech massacre and michael poll i's son was killed during that same attack. we appreciate all of you joining
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us. welcome. >> thank youment. >> what went through your mind pat, when you saw the aurora news? pam? >> when i saw the aurora news my heartbreak. all of us involved in something like that know exactly the feeling that many of those victims are going through. >> for all of you, was it like reliving this thing all over again? was it like a nightmare? >> definitely. >> in an instant, you do a flashback to every detail of what we encountered, and then you think about how horrible it is for their families and what they're going to go through. >> pat, i'm wondering, do you think how can this be? haven't we been down this road before? here we go again, is it like that? >> it is. it's like another sound bite.
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we're hoping you'll keep it in the forefront. that the reporters will keep this going instead of letting it drop off the radar in the next month and a half as soon as things tone down. >> colonel badger, what would you like to see change? >> well there's a couple things i would like to see change. number one is i would like to see it changed so people can't buy assault weapons. and there's no need for common citizens to buy assault weapons. the other side of it is somebody who has mentally challenged needs help. i would like to see them get the appropriate help. >> lori, i want your thoughts in a second. let's listen to what the president and mitt romney had to say in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. we'll talk about it on the other side. >> i don't happen to believe that america needs new gun laws. a lot of what this young man did was clearly against the law. but the fact that it was against the law did not prevent it from
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happening. >> most americans believe that the second amendment guarantees an individual the right to bear arms. i also believe that a lot of gun owners believe that ak-47s belong in the hands of soldiers not criminals. >> it sounds like the two of them are doing this delicate dance. i need to get elected or re-elected. i don't want to hurt the rights of gun owners. i'm trying to be the consoler in chief if you will. is that where we need our leaders to be? >> we need them leading on this issue. certainly, their sympathy is well-placed and compassion is well-placed. but it's crocodile tears if they're not going to do something about preventing gun violence. >> what do you mean do something? from the bully pulpit. >> enforce the laws on the books. stop those from who are not legally allowed to hold -- get improvement in the background check system. the ban which is responsible for
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the high capacity clips that the shooter at virginia tech had and was able to do so much carnage. those assault weapons have no place in our community. >> when you look at the current dynamic in country, 43% of americans today favor more gun control. whereas, in 1990, 78% wanted to see stricter gun control. what does it tell you, michael, that this is happening in this country right now versus what you're seeking had. >> i think part of it is apathy. i think the way that the message is being framed is that immediately when you start talking about gun control, the argument immediately goes to taking away my right to own a gun. and that's not what this is about. >> so you don't object to people in this country having guns.
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it's the type. >> it's the type and it's the people and it's the ease by which they can do that. example for me it's as easy to get a gun as it is to get a cheeseburger, but it's more difficult to get sudafed at the grocery store. it doesn't make any sense. >> the semantics in that poll make a difference. when you poll gun owners down to the question do you think we should have background checks on all buyers. well into the '80s, you know the poll that yes, we need background checks and i think the word gun control has different meaning to different people. when you poll that way, you're not going to get a true reflection of how americans feel approximate this. >> thank you to all of you for sharing your thoughts and your time with us. >> can we add one more thing? >> we'll put it online. >> thank you. we'll be right back. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday."
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it truly was a mission impossible. get the biggest stars in hollywood to pose for a photo celebrating paramount's 100th anniversary. >> imagine 116 celebrities, giant egos from leonardo dicaprio to kirk douglas. take a look. >> on behalf of everyone at paramount, welcome to our 100th anniversary star photo. and here my friends is the final photo. >> what a shot it is. it was like the academy awards. photographer art strieber's job to get all the stars to standstill or sit still long enough to take that outstanding
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amazing photo. >> thank you for having me. good morning. >> what was that like to be in that room first of all, and then get them all to sit still like that? >> it was exciting and epic and nerve rack. but in the end it was a lot of fun. >> who caused trouble? >> jerry lewis caused a little bit of trouble. he had a red foam clown nose in his back pocket that he stuck on to the end of his nose. i had to ask him politely to remove it. >> somehow, you took like five minutes and change to do this. how does that work. >> the chairman of the studio didn't want to torture his dpess guests. >> waiting for 30 minutes would be torture for them. >> it took longer to load in than to shoot. they loaded in for 20 minute getting everybody in place. we actually were taking pictures for about five minutes and 42 seconds. >> this wasn't one shot right? this was stitched together.
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>> it's three frames. it's a left, a middle and a right. we did that in order to give it a bigger than life panoramic feel. >> was there anyone who didn't show up that you put in the picture later? >> no. everybody was there. nobody was added. absolutely nobody was added. >> did you get the impression from being in front of these people that they were happy to be there? >> they were honored to be there. i spoke with at least four people before we started shooting and a dozen people since that were in the photo that all said oh, my god, i was so nervous, i couldn't believe that i was included. it was such an honor to be there. a lot of them were more nervous than i was. >> they were nervous? >> what about? >> to be associated with their peers like that. we all assume that they know each other and live in a gated community at the top of the hollywood hills. but the truth is a lot of them have never met. a lot of them are huge fans of one another's work. a lot of them haven't seen each other in forever. for example, paul rudd i worked
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with him last week and he told me that jack nicholson introduced him to robert evans, whom he had never met. a lot of people i know for a fact were nervous. >> walk me through the how it works portion. you say one, two, three, cheese? >> brad gray welcomed everybody and then he introduced me. i explained i was on a speaker, i was on a microphone with speakers. i explained i'm going to photograph the left the middle the right. then i started talking them through it. i asked everybody to keep their eyes on the camera. we had blacked out the entire room and put up a white lit square behind me. i was silhouetted in the back of the room. >> what an amazing experience. ernest borgnine, everybody in between. art, strieber. >> thank you for having me. the small town that could be washed away without your help. >> levee, save us -- >> hamburg, iowa residents are dancing for donations to save
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the town of hamburg, iowa seriously needs your help. they need $4.6 million to keep a levee that's saved their town from devastating floodwaters already. their motto, for less than ayala day, you can help save their town. they've only raised $23,000 and the clock sure is ticking. >> we're the small town you heard about last year during the missouri flood. >> this video is a desperate attempt to save a town again. >> the people of hamburg iowa are wait and hoping as floodwaters reach a temporary barrier. >> as we reported just over a year ago, rising floodwaters along the missouri river nearly destroyed the iowa town of 1100 until volunteers pitched this to dump 9 feet of dirt on the broken levee. >> for price of a latte you and
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donors can help save a town. >> hall burglary faces a choice pare down the levee and risk disaster from a future flood or meet federal regulations and build a permanent levee for $5.6 million. >> levee, levee, save us from the river ♪ >> to help raise the money, they did this. ♪ fill sandbags all day long ♪ just so we can have a future in the city ♪ itching to appear in this ridiculous song ♪ >> with $1 million from the state, hamburg is dancing to raise the $4.6 million in donations they need for their levee. >> if we get the levee, we'll be so happy ♪ levee, levee save us from the
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river ♪ [ applause ] >> and joining us now is the mayor of hamburg, kathy cream. great to have you with us. >> hi, rebecca, love your show. >> i love your video. thank you. how did you come up with this idea to do the dance-off? >> i was talking with a business owner and he said put a face to our plight. i called the council member and said hey here's what dick said and the council member said flash mob. i said oh, let's take it to the people. that's how had happened. >> it was just that simple? >> ten seconds. ten seconds. >> that's pretty simple. mayor crane, what are people saying about this video? it is pretty impressive right? >> what everybody said when we were out there trying to do the video for the taping one of the farmers said to me well for a fighting chance, i gas i'm going
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to go dance. >> what happens if you fall short of that $4.6 million goal? >> well we don't like to think approximate it. we're just going to keep -- we're going to keep pitching until we raise the money. >> so you have an indefinite time limit on when you can raise the money by? >> at this point, we have somewhere between december and march for the deadline of when we have to make a decision on the levee. >> okay. so there's still some time. mayor crane, i want to talk about the dance moves. they are pretty serious. how did you get everybody to learn them? did you hire a choreographer? did you -- i don't know. did you bring in an extra rhythm section? how did that work? >> i just asked our music teacher, terry amberton and our -- one of our business owners, he has an i.t. business jamie, if he would film it and if terry would volunteer her
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time and teach us how to dance. we did it in a week. >> as i understand it it was, what, 106 degrees outside while you were learning this thing? >> it was hot. we had three practices and then on the monday that we did it every single time it was hot. but terry said after the -- after we taped it she said those people would go another fivetimes if i asked them to. >> it was a little bit of a surprise, especially in the 106-degree heat to see there's actually some senior citizens who are participating in this. people of all ages. >> these people -- we had all ages there and i'm telling you, they're all tougher than a $2 steak. >> that's what we like to hear. >> that's tough. >> best wishes to you, mayor kathy crane with the project. we hope you raise the funds. we'll check back in with you to make sure you do. >> thank you so much. still ahead, teaching
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it's not obvious but that is a most unusual band. the guys in green are inmates. part of a very special outreach program started by carnegie hall in new york city. they're living proof that music can change lives. we'll have their inspirational story in a minute. welcome to "cbs this morning saturday," i'm maurice dubois. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. she was one of the first women ever to receive the california restaurant writer's prestigious chef of the year award. susan has been on bravo's top chef masters and will dish about how she spiced the l.a. culinary scene. can't wait to try her food. >> a lot to look forward to.
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>> first let's head over to lonnie for the final check of the weather. >> july, sort of winding down. there is something i want you guys to take advantage of before this month comes to a close. there are only four more days left in july. it's the 28th today. well there's something special that takes place during july. it is national share a sunset with your lover month. clearly, i spent a very lovely sunset with my wife about nine months ago. she went into labor around 2:00 this morning. i'm heading home shortly, honey, in about an hour. i'll show you lots of places where you can enjoy a beautiful sunset. high pressure right here in the middle of the country. big-time heat but beautiful clear skies. look at this. you'll find a place in arkansas that will have a high of 103 degrees. it's our zip date forecast. bring it into arkansas. this is what we're looking for. russellville, arkansas. 103. the sunshine makes for a pleasant sunset tonight. here's a closer look at the weather for your weekend.
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>> everybody it's time for my shoutout. it goes out to hebert springs, arkansas. a temperature of 102 degrees in that area. it's perfect weather. i think for the 26th annual world championship cardboard boat races. those are all made out of cardboard. we want to thank everyone watching "cbs this morning saturday" only on thv. check it out again. thanks, guys. rebecca, maurice -- what's that? >> it seemed to me the objective is to get across the water fast in your cardboard boat? >> it would be a race. a race is who gets there first.
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>> you're so smart, lonnie. you know the old saying or joke, how do you get to carnegie hall? practice practice. legends from carnegie hall are taking that to a place that might surprise you. >> it's an outreach program with a big difference. seth doane is here with the story. >> good morning. the musical connections program goes into facilities like hospitals and homeless shelters and also prisons. it's operated in four different prisons. but sing sing is the only one that's maximum security. >> one, two, three, four. ♪ >> every sound has a feeling. >> at this music workshop. >> playing an instrument keeps you disciplined. >> the lessons are not surprising. >> it gave me a way to say things that i couldn't articulate in words. >> but the students' resumes are. daniel bartels, dennis martinez
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and ken yacht a hughes are part of a rather unusual group of musicians. >> i was doing stick-ups. >> in someone's face and saying give me your money? >> yep. i'm here for assault in the f. irs. >> what does that mean? >> i shot another man. >> shot and killed a man while robbing him. >> wow. murder. >> yes. >> that's -- >> murder. >> serious. >> i would say it's probably about as serious as it gets. >> this unlikely school of music along new york's famous hudson river valley is run inside a maximum security prison called sing sing. the students all wearing green are inmates. >> i think this is one. not three. isn't it -- daniel levy teaches these several hour long musical connections classes twice a month.
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the program is funded by the world-renowned carnegie hall's music institute. >> working with the prison its mission is to make music accessible and just maybe something more. >> do you want your neighbor to be someone who was left in a cell for 15 or 20 years and didn't develop themselves or their mind or their ability to function in society, or do you want somebody that's had a chance to be rehabilitated? >> do you think that's what you're doing rehabilitating sm. >> i'm not a social worker i'm not a therapist. but my instinct is this work has the potential to help people change. ♪ >> i do music. that's my way of expressing myself now. but i didn't have anything to identify myself with and drugs
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and crime was the road that i went down. >> 25-year-old danny bartels picked up the violin while incarcerated two years ago. he started learning from a violin for dummies book. but before this class had given up. >> i was having a hard time with mary had a little lamb. the guys around the cells i'm in, they hated me. i mean, i had guys telling me listen, if you don't cut that out x i'm going to break the violin. they hated me. >> these days when he gets angry or frustrated he just picks up his instrument. bartels is among 16 students hand selected from a prison population of 1600. >> seems hard to believe ha someone who could one day stick a gun in someone's face could really be transformed by music. should people believe that? >> i think it should. because it happened. >> you'll find notes that you love. >> it happens in part by learning to read and write their own music.
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a bit of freedom, they say, in a place where that's rare. >> let's do a quick round of introductions. >> as the workshops progress carnegie hall sends in more musicians to work with the students and perform their pieces. >> charlie porter is with us. [ applause ] >> dennis martinez wrote a song called dear mother. which he practiced with professional singer lee ann west over. >> i always had a creative inkling. but i used to take this energy and destroy more than i used to create. >> the song is an open letter of apology to his mom. >> you are the one who have -- ♪ >> what made you want to pick up an instrument in prison? >> peer pressure. >> that's the kind of peer
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pressure in this prison? >> yes. peer pressure can be negative or positive. in this case it worked for me. >> you are the ♪ >> in some ways aren't you rewarding people who have screwed up? >> i thought about that in the beginning. >> why do you want -- >> i went in not being sure. but if i can help them self-reflect or transform through making music, then i want to be involved with that. >> all year long they say well should i do this or this? my answer is always what do you think sounds good? >> i couldn't think of anything that i had done that i was actually proud. like i say i'm proud that i
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accomplished this. >> on this day, hughes who has been locked up for 17 years, got to share his composition with jazz great charlie porter. >> i was like i feel -- i'm proud of this. >> walk me how you get from here to this note. >> i've taken an idea within me and communicated it so that now it's within him. now we're less alone than we were a minute ago. because we're a little closer to being one. >> you're a murderer. can music really change -- >> you know what i think it must. because, with all due respect, i'm not a murderer. i'm a musician. i can never undo what i have done. but when it's something of this
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magnitude, you need something of extraordinary magnitude to counterbalance that. to give you a new identity. >> an identity discovered through music. just three years old it's hard to quantify whether this program works. but there's no doubt it does bring something beautiful to a rather unlikely place. [ applause ] >> carnegie hall says 90% of those who begin the program continue with it. daniel levy challenges them not just to play music but to compose it as well. most learned after they went to prison and their families have never actually heard them play. >> that's incredible. >> except maybe on television. imagine that. >> most of them said we're so excited for you to show this piece so our families can for the first time hear us. >> after that right, you sat with these guys. can it change them? what's your gut tell you? >> i went in very skeptical.
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you say how can this really make a difference? you see the way they interact. one of the lessons was duets. they had to learn to listen to each other. we were going back for months doing this. over the course of time you see them communicating more you see them solving problems. a lot of them say, look in prison, you have all of the temptations that exist in real life. so you can go with the bad crowd in prison or go with the good crowd in prison as crazy as that is to imagine u. >> i thought it was interesting how the one young man you interviewed said peer pressure is why he's doing this. >> exactly. they say actually they see guys walking around the prison with an instrument. a violin or guitar under their arm and think, hey, i want do this too. it's unbelievable to imagine that pressure. >> tremendous story. thank you, seth. we're back in just a moment. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday."
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this is my sweetest dream come true. eating on national television. >> i'm happy it's working. >> this morning on the dish, one hot tamale. susan feniger is an award winning chef author. she's host of the show two hot tamales. >> she's owner of border grill restaurants and authority on latin cuisine. she's here with malaysian clam pepper. >> tell us about these clams. >> so excited to be here. i know you like eating malaysian black pepper clams at 8:30 in the morning. >> my favorite thing. believe it or not. >> this honestly is one of my favorite dishes. i think it's because -- this is from street. this is a street food from around the world. so this is southeast asian cuisine. and this is totally a simple
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clam dish. but it's got that sweet salty thing. >> it's perfect. >> it's sweet from the palm sugar that goes in and salty from the soy sauce and the balance of the lime juice. it's that combination together that i love. >> you didn't dream this up. you perfected it. >> exactly. i ate it at a hawker stand in singapore and thought that is a great dish. that's where the inspiration comes from on streets. >> you've traveled the world? >> i wish i had traveled the whole world. but i haven't traveled enough. but i want to. but i have been -- i've spent a ton of time in india and turkey and israel and spain and mexico. yes. >> a lot of people describe you as a groundbreaker. as a female, there aren't that many female chefs who made it to the level that you have. what is it -- i am curious to know what it is about the industry that makes so male sen trick and is it uninviting to
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women? >> i mean it's been so long since i started in it. i mean really i opened with -- my first restaurant 30 years ago. i think at that time you know it truly was, it was definitely the french kitchen, male dominated. but i think for me i never sort of thought about that. i was a tom boy growing up. i never thought about it. i was one of the guys in the kitchen. that never scared me. it never intimidated me. i probably didn't even notice it. i was very -- >> that's probably part of the key, not paying attention to it helped you move forward. >> i was driven and focused. >> what do you tell a kid today who wants to go into this line of work? this is not work by the way, is it? is this fun? >> totally fun. i mean i love it. i mean this is honestly i owned my first place 30 years ago and worked in french kitchens before that. really, i still feel completely passionate about it.
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literally, i opened street three years ago. everyone was saying why are you opening another restaurant? it's my love. i feel like i'm the luckiest person on earth to be able to really still love this many years later what i do. so i love it. i love the people connection. i love that i get to wear a uniform every day to work. >> how do you handle the business aspect of it. three years ago you opened the restaurant. that's the height of the recession. it's hard to get people to come to your restaurant let alone that time. >> in hindsight, it's like what was i thinking? i didn't know it was the height of the recession. i had been -- i love street food. i love traveling. i think i have -- i think i was born at some point in another life in india. you know i love the people and the culture and learning about cultures through food. so i think as a business you have to think about food and the restaurant business as like how do you do it. how do you do what you're
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passionate about and be a smart business person. >> take us through whatever else we have here as well. it's wonderful salad. >> i've eaten all of it at this point. >> this is a brussel sprouts with apples and hazelnuts. everything in there roasted brussel sprouts that are shredded real thin and lime. we have artichokes here which i grew up on artichokes. growing up in toledo ohio i don't know how, by my mother was a great cook and loved artichokes. it has a sumac mayonnaise lime dressing. then we've got the kale with white beans and my mother's peanut butter and jelly cookies. would you sign our dish? >> love to. >> you're the best susan feniger. >> for more on the dish and chef susan, go to our website. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday".
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here's gayle king with a look at what's happening monday on "cbs this morning." >> good morning to you. on monday we'll reveal newly discovered details about president obama's heritage. plus, take a look at this. a high flying new way to have fun this summer. don't try that at hope. we'll see you monday at 7:00 from los angeles on "cbs this morning." everybody has a different idea of fun. >> i might want to try that at home. >> a vacuum cleaner and take off. next week on "cbs this morning saturday" on the 50th anniversary of the death of marilyn monroe we go into the vault for edward r. murrow's 1955 interview with the legendary film star. i don't want to miss that. i also can't wait to see if the lonnie quinn, sharon quinn family the little baby -- >> 8:28 a text saying nothing new. trying to sleep. contractions have slowed. who knows. >> best of luck to you and
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