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more trouble for herman cain as a third woman comes forward to say he sexually harassed her back in the 1990s. this as the republican president front-runner accuses rick perry's campaign of leaking the reports. president obama lands in europe this morning just as greece's government is on the verge of collapse threatening financial chaos across world markets. >> the most important aspect of our task over the next two days is to resolve the financial crisis here in europe. >> we will tell you what the president is expected to ask of the other world leaders at today's key economic meeting. after weeks of testimony, it comes down to this. closing arguments in the michael jackson manslaughter trial begin today, as the jury gets set to decide dr. conrad murray's fate. the high cost of crashing.
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aaa says traffic accidents cost americans $300 billion a year, along with 33,000 lives. we are going to look a new technology that could save lives and also money "early" this thursday morning, november 3rd, 2011. good morning. welcome back to "the early show" on a thursday morning. i'm chris wragge. once again, some great fall colors here to start the day. >> that's a gorgeous sky. i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is on assignment this morning. herman cain accusations flying back and forth between the gop potentials and their camps. the economic turmoil that threatens to upset financial institutions around the world.
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it's the top issue for the g-20 economic summit where president obama is meeting today and tomorrow with other world leaders. he arrived in france this morning and norah o'donnell is in cannes with the president. what is the president saying about the crisis this morning, norah? >> reporter: good morning to you. a gloomy forecast here, but the president upbeat this morning. still white house officials acknowledge that this is a european problem for europe to solve. the president arrived here in the south of france for a two-day global summit among the g-20 leaders. already the president has met with the president of france. mr. sarkozy, he praised mr. sarkozy's efforts to deal with this crisis. he said it's important that resolve this crisis and to create a firewall to make sure that this european debt crisis does not spread and engulf the global economy. >> i think it's no surprise that we spent most of our conversation focused on
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strengthening the global economic recovery so that we are creating jobs for our people and stabilizing the financial markets around the world. the most important aspect of our task over the next two days is to resolve the financial crisis here in europe. >> reporter: now, the crisis will not be resolved over the next couple of days. what they do want to do here is build on the foundation of that deal that was struck last week between the french president and germany chancer angel merkel. that is a foundation. now they need to work on implementing that deal and also dealing with that chaos in greece. >> how worried is the administration about greece right now? >> reporter: well, i think they are very concerned. is there a lot of drama that is already playing out here at this g-20 summit. last night, they threatening greece that they would cut them off. they would not get any more aid unless they dealt with this.
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the greece prime minister said that he was going to hold a popular vote on this debt crisis for december 4th. so that has thrown things into chaos. but i have to tell you that the white house officials i've spoken to say, look. this is larger than greece that underscores for europe why they have to come together and why they have to cooperate and use a g-20 summit like this to come together and strike a deal to deal with this euro zone debt crisis and again, to save the global economy. >> norah o'donnell, thank you. at the center of europe's debt crisis, greece's government is close to falling apart this morning to putting a deal in jeopardy. correspondent allen pizzey is in athens. what can you tell us about the latest there, allen? >> reporter: good morning, rebecca. turmoil might be understating the case. prime minister flew back in and called an emergency cabinet meeting which is taking place now and it very much looks like
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he could lose his position. several key cabinet ministers have already said we don't want any participate part of that. what he wanted was a referendum that said do you accept the bailout terms. the g-20 said that is not it. the question you have to answer are you in or out of the euro. crucially, the financial minister said there is no way that greece can leave the euro. several other cabinet ministers have also said, no, we are not getting out of the euro and that seems to be the popular sentiment which means that papandroe could lose. whatever happens, they have to do it soon because greece could run out of money by mid december unless they get the next $11 billion in bailout money coming from the european union. if they hold the referendum they don't get it. if they hold the referendum they have to get a government of some kind that works. this whole thing has caused more
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than turmoil politically. there has been several rants in the square behind me. that could happen again if the greek government doesn't get its act together. right now, they are trying to do that and papandro looks like he is on the losing end of it. >> cbs' allen pizzey in athens, appreciate you being with us. thank you. we turn to herman cain. a third woman this morning is claiming that cain harassed her while he was head of the national restaurant association in the 1990s. >> that pretty much takes care of any hope he might have had to see the story fade any time soon. jan crawford is in washington with the latest. >> reporter: this is yet another unnamed accuser. she told the associated press she didn't actually file a workplace complaint but she considered doing so. the cain campaign says another baseless allegation. and then there was this. they have evidence that all of
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these leaks are dirty tricks by the campaign of governor rick perry. herman cain is trying to stay focused on the issues but everywhere he goes, he is hit with questions about allegations of sexual harassment. after answering those questions in nearly a dos interviews this week, cain's patience with the media pact is wearing thin. >> let me say one thing. i'm here with these doctors and that is what i'm going to talk about, so don't even bother asking me all of these other questions that you all are curious about, okay? don't even other. >> reporter: when the reporter persisted, cain was forceful. >> what did i say? >> excuse me, sir. >> excuse me. >> stand back. >> excuse me! >> reporter: the cain campaign said a report by a associated press a third woman considered filing a complaint was part of an appalling smear campaign and cain never acted in the way alleged by the beltway media.
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cain said earlier the reports are designed to bring him down. >> there are factions that are trying to destroy me personally, as well as this campaign. >> reporter: and the cain campaign is pointing the finger directly at the campaign of governor rick perry. last night, the candidate said this on a conference call with supporters. >> we now know and we have been able to trace it back to the perry campaign that stirred this up in order to discredit me, my campaign and slow us down. >> reporter: cain told "forbes" magazine he told one of his advisers in 2003 that he was hit with a baseless allegation while at the restaurant association. that adviser curt anderson recently joined the perry campaign. anderson denies cain ever told him about it. add to go the intrigue, chris wilson, a polster for the restaurant association during cain's tenure there said -- >> i was actually around a couple times where this happened and anyone who was involved with
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the restaurant association at the time knew that this was going to come up. >> reporter: but wilson now is affiliated with perry. he has recently done polling for a super pak backing perry's campaign. late last night perry responded. >> i would suggest to you that there is not anybody in my campaign that knew anything about this that's associated with my campaign in any form of fashion, end of story. >> reporter: now, wilson denied leaking the allegations. but a republican source told cbs news wilson had told him that cain was going to have a, quote, woman problem. perry's campaign when first confronted with those allegations turned and pointed the finger at the romney campaign. romney's campaign had a two-word response, "not true." >> cbs' jan crawford in washington, thank you. joining us for more is political analyst john dickerson who is with us in new york this
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morning. good to see you. is he off message, he is off point and getting testy. first blaming the liberal media and now blaming rick perry. is this the right way to go? >> not well. this is one of the traditionals of not having a campaign. when you have a campaign structure it provides guardrails. when everything goes to pot you can grab them and settle yourself back. they have been figuring this out ad hoc. mr. cain met ris rapid response person the day this was breaking on thursday. one of the things he is doing that is standard campaign procedure is creating a side show and that is what this perry thing is. it's sort of distracts from the actual story and tries to put it over here to get the fire away from him. >> if this thing balloons into something bigger, who gains the most in the gop field? >> if it does balloon and that is still one of the great open questions how much it is hurting mr. cain. in the short term, you have one of those others nonmitt romney candidates so it could be rick
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santorum or newt gingrich or perry could come back into the fold. it benefits mitt romney. he continues steady and strong and the others split up the vote and in the end he is the last man standing. >> the you talk about the side show he is creating right now. is that the best way to go creating the bad headlines? >> the headlines are going to be there, so in a bad situation, you try and create some other headlines. you hold up a shiny thing over here in the hopes everybody is focused on the finger pointing. one of the reason voters like cain is the finger pointing so if he can bring that to the fore, people will say i don't like the fact this is a smear campaign so they go back to the original reason. >> should these allegations be true? i think everyone liked herman cain he seems like an average normal guy but now this puts him in kind of a lexicon of a
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typical politician. >> that's if they believe it. they say this is coming out of the mainstream media and we don't trust anything out of the mainstream media. they think he has a greater leeway than the others do. in iowa where they are doing the voting they are skeptical about this story. >> i think the next question is gingrich. sorry, but we are out of time for all of this but i think he is the next question in all of this. >> could be. here is jeff glor at the news desk with a check of today's other headlines for us. >> good to be back. john, good to see you too. the anti-wall street protest in oakland, california, turned violent overnight. as you can see, protesters clashed with police following a day long general strike in the city. the trouble began after demonstrators lit a large bonfire. witnesses say some protesters threw fireworks into that fire and police moved in. during last night's rallies
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and marches several demonstrators hit by cars and later hospitalized. no report on how badly they were injured. >> reporter: new data information shows 1 in 15 people, about 20 million people now rank among the poorest of the poor and annual income of just over $11,000 for a family of four. a close encounter is coming next week. an asteroid as long as an aircraft terrier, we are told will race past earth on tuesday and coming closer to the moon but astronomers say it will not hit us. it will not be visible as it zooms by but take a look at the new images from space. orbit night from the space station moving over london, brussels and italy and lightning in the clouds across the eastern mediterranean and egypt, the
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nile delta you'll see and cairo. america's northwest coast past michigan and chicago and shore of lake michigan. stunning stuff. over the southeast and then beyond the big pet peeve for a lot of us, slow moving traffic. it looks as though we should be more worried about high speed accidents. is there a new study putting a number on the high price of car crashes and mark strassmann is
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in atlanta with the story. good morning, mark. >> reporter: good morning, rebecca. it's the start of another rush hour here in atlanta where i can tell you the traffic is often brutal. what is much more costly in every way is if any of these drivers gets into a major accident. every hour, car crashes kill an average of four people on america's roads. that's the human cost. according to a aaa study released today, the financial cost of car crashes is just as stunning. this study says crashes cost $300 billion a year. that's three times more expensive than traffic congestion. >> traffic crashes really need to be moved to the forefront of the american discussion as the public safety health threat that they are. >> reporter: a threat that is both tragic and costly. all told, a traffic fatality costs an average of $6 million. everything from medical and
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emergency services to lost earnings. a traffic injury averages $126,000. and almost 33,000 people die every year on america's roads. >> if you took that and compared it to, say, aviation, it would take a small airliner falling out of the sky every day for 360 days in order to get close to that number. that's clearly unacceptable in aviation. and it is clearly unacceptable in the highway. >> reporter: new safety technologies would help. electronic stability control or esc improves a car's stability by automatically applying the brakes during skids. by one estimate it could save 196,000 lives a year. also in development is short range radar sensors and range a collision is emnant and active
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ta activate crash bags. 35,000 people have been texting behind the wheel. >> we know what is effective. strict laws and strict enforcement and penalties and public education campaigns are effective and we need more of those. >> reporter: so what is the answer? well, aaa is pushing for a long-term multiyear major federal transportation bill that would focus on safety. it could save money and lives. but, first, it will have to break out of the congestion of issues competing for the attention of congress. >> very good point. cbs' mark strassmann in atlanta, thank you. you take for granted what a battery ram of cars is unless you've been in an accident. people need to pay attention more. still ahead, a big day in the michael jackson manslaughter case. we will ask which way the jury may be leaning. we will tell you about bank transfer day and help you decide if it's really worth it to move
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♪ welcome back to "the early show." i'm chris wragge, along with rebecca jarvis. that might be -- >> it looks like a painting. >> it actually is. >> but it's real. >> it is a painting. >> it's a beautiful painting. he did it earlier today. >> erica hill is on assignment. new evidence that sitting around is bad for you. researchers estimate that 92,000 cancer cases a year can be tied to a lack of exercise and if you do exercise it doesn't mean you're safe if you spend hours of time in a chair like we are doing right now. we will tell you how to lower your risk. >> i can't wait to hear the answer. prince william and kate making the rounds in denmark. they went to a unicef center to pack emergency supplies headed to east africa where is there a famine crisis. kate even spoke to reports.
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lawyers in the michael jackson manslaughter case make their final pitch to the jury today. >> ben tracy tells us the seven women and five women on the jury have a lot to consider. >> you've seen and heard all of the evidence in this case. >> reporter: after 22 days of testimony, the fate of dr. conrad murray is almost in the hands of the jury. ♪ billie jean >> reporter: they will decide if his actions led to michael jackson's death or using sedatives killed himself with the fatal dose of propofol. the jury will not hear from dr. murray. he decided not to testify. >> undergoing what is a brutal cross-examination was simply not worth it. he has a lot of contradictory statements he would have to own up to. >> reporter: the jury heard from 49 witnesses and 300 pieces of evidence including a drugged up
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michael jackson audio. the jackson family has been watching the case closely. in court, every day. many legal analysts have said the case is not going well for dr. murray but point out that juries have a mind of their own. >> remember o.j. simpson and casey anthony and phil spector initial trial. a lot of things can happen and jurors sometimes look at these cases differently than what the public does particularly when the public has a legal commentary and the jury does not. >> reporter: if convicted, dr. murrays hs medical license and faces up to four years in prison. ben tracy, cbs news, los angeles. >> joining us is jean casarez who is covering the jackson trial. dr. murray chose not to take the stand. wise move or a mistake? >> you know, the jury has heard a lot. there was his statement.
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they heard his voice through audio tape. he went to the police two days after michael jackson died. the defense relied upon his statement. it definitely, i think, would have hurt him. it was a smart move for him not to take the stand. >> reporter: the prosecution present their closing arguments to the jury in a couple of hours. >> the standard is criminal negligence. they will try to show the acts of conrad mushy and none of them were illegal. they were legal acts but amounted to criminal negligence and substantially caused the death of michael jackson and that he violated the legal duty as a physician. he has a higher standard. you or i. they will start with that he agreed to order the propofol, that he gave the propofol and gave propossefol drips for two months. that night, he was on propofol and he didn't tell ucla. the defense is going to counter
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that by saying all of those violations of standards of care, it doesn't matter, because he decide instantly. so the fact he didn't call 911, the fact he didn't have the emergency monitoring, the fact he didn't tell them about propofol, it didn't cause the death of michael jackson. >> do you think the defense do a decent job in raising enough reasonable doubt to convince the jury? >> if a juror wants to find reasonable doubt, they can find reasonable doubt. prosecution's case is very strong. but if the defense wants to say and jurors want to say, you know, michael jackson was michael jackson and when conrad murray turned his back, an addict can be very secretive and can do things. i have reasonable doubt that maybe he caused his death or maybe -- nullification that many doctors were involved with michael jackson and this doctor happened to be the one in the game of russian roulette when michael jackson died.
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>> if he is convicted he faces up to four years in prison. real possibility he serves that much time? >> real possibility he'll serve house arrest. in california they passed legislation for prison overcrowding for nonviolent felony and this is a nonviolent felony. he could serve no time at all. >> do you get a sense how the jury is leaning since you've been sitting in the courtroom? >> whatever the verdict comes do you know, this is a fair vert. they are so focused and so professional. i respect this jury immensely. >> thank you, jean casarez. >> thank you. here is jeff glor at the news desk with a check of today's other headlines for us. herman cain has a third accuser. another woman who says he engaged in unwelcomed behavior and cain reacted with frustration when he was asked about the charges. >> excuse me. excuse me! >> stand back. stand back, please. >> the unnamed accuser tells associated press that cain made
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sexually suggestive remarks and invited her back to his apartment in the 1990s. the cain calls it one more baseless claim. >> g-20 economic summit convened in cannes. mr. obama says it's title to flush out the details to resolve europe's financial crisis. a freight train derailed this morning west of chicago. two cars caught fire. the accident blocked commuter rail traffic and no injuries reported. in seattle a car ended up in a lake yesterday after a driver lost control. the driver was rescued. the vehicle was almost completely submerged with the sunr
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do as we say and not as we do. coming up next, get out of that chair if you want to stay healthy. >> we will look a new study tying certain types of cancer to a lack of exercise and we will tell you what you need to know to prevent it. this is "the early show" on cbs. to this. d when my asthma symptoms returned, my doctor prescribed dulera to help prevent them. [ male announcer ] dulera is for patients 12 and older whose asthma is not well controlled on a long-term asthma control medicine, like an inhaled corticosteroid. dulera will not replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. dulera helps significantly improve lung function. this was shown over a 6 month clinical study. dulera contains formoterol, which increases the risk of death from asthma problems
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welcome back to "the early show." major new study is out this morning and showing the strongest connection yet between sitting around and cancer. >> the study finds 92,000 cases a year of breast and colon cancer can be blamed on physical inactivity and joining us now is dr. holly phillips. great to have you with us. >> great to be here. >> what is the study look at? >> you know what? this was a study of the studies. researchers looked at about 200 analyses worldwide and they found, overall, comparing all of these studies, that physical
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inactivity raises your risk of having cancer, specifically it may cause 90,000 new cases of cancer every year. about 43,000 colon cancer cases and about 49,000 breast cancer cases. >> what is the connection here? how much sitting would then be too much? if people are sitting back and saying sitting down -- >> chris adjust himself as he asks the question. >> any sitting is actually too much. frankly, we should do the broadcast standing up right now and walking in place. one hour of sitting consistently without standing up in between is too much and may raise your risk of cancer. >> are you saying sitting for an hour, stand up, walk around or is there a perfect scenario under which you keep yourself healthy and away from this? >> most of us sit seven to nine hours a day which is too much. ideally, we with work out 30 minutes a day, five days a week. if you can't do little things to decrease your cancer risk. if you take a bus, try to get
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off one stop early. park your your car at the back of the parking lot. little things like this can make a huge, huge difference. >> you do -- you're seeing on the screen here, you have to exercise 30 minutes five days a week and take a brisk walk and get up from your desk. so many people have desk jobs. if you work at home, you're at home, lounge around. you have to make a conscious effort to get up and do something. >> even if it's just sitting at your desk you get up and go to the water cooler once an hour that in and of itself can cut your cancer risk. >> good information. thanks for breaking it down for us. coming up next, millions of americans are sending a message to banks this week. >> we will tell you if it's a smart idea to change your bank. this is "the early show" on cbs. [ male announcer ] it's the comfort of a scent you've always loved.
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banks to back down on giving a fee. >> it's a grassroots movement to get money out of the banks and put it into credit unions. carmen wong ulrich is with us. this is a movement. a lot of attention is coming from the fact that social media is a big part of it. >> this was built on facebook. the numbers this morning up 74,000 folks have signed up and even more like this movement to move their money from bigger banks to online or community and -- community bankers and credit unions is where they are focusing people to move all of their money on saturday. >> what do you have to know. >> why are you moving you got to know. the biggest reason are the fees. you guys covered this -- have been covering this. the fees are so high. do you remember free checking? we used to have free checking. we don't have that any more. they have -- community banks and credit unions and online banks have low or no fee checking
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which is very much something we all want. they have lower interest on other things like loens, auto loans and mortgages and credit cards and higher earnings on savings. this is also very important because we don't earn much money on our savings and a lot of us are saving more. this is very appealing. with online banks in kk you're looking at incredible convenience. ally bank lets you scan paper check deposits and e-mail to deposit it. >> you don't have to visit an atm? >> no. because they don't have tellers. community banks and credit unions if you're a small business owner and conduct your business within a two mile radius they know the community and personalized service. >> what is the negative? >> you have to move all of your business and banking to a new bank and if you're an online banker it will take a couple of hours but that could be an investment for you and see if it's worth your while. think about this. you may require to mail your deposits with some online banks. still ing direct and not moving
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out this e-mail service until next year. so time lag in there. community banks and credit unions you're not going to be able to have great online service. they are not up to par in terms of being able to do all of your banking and automatic mated transfer and banking online. >> you look at the pros and say it sounds like a great idea and you see the cons. maybe i'll stay where i am. some people are thinking it's too much? >> it's a bit of work but you can save from 70 bucks to several hundred dollars a year in fees. you have to make it worth your while. think of it as a long-term relationship. right? so you're breaking up with your bank. you want another solid long-term relationship so make sure to match your banking with your banking needs. are you an online banker? do you need access to that? are you a community small business person who needs access to more personalized service? if you match those together you more likely to be successful and may have more money. >> you talk about looking at a relationship. what if you're a commitment foe? >> it's so easy for you!
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>> don't talk about yourself! >> different segment. a serious note, let's say you live in a big city and you want to be in a big bank you see everywhere and you don't want to be as a smaller bank. does that play into it well? you can shop around at sites to see who offers cash back on atm fees or no atm fees at all. >> carmen, thank you. >> thanks, guys. britain's young royal shining a spotlight on hunger and africa. >> we will have more on their mission. we will hear kate speak when we come back. stay with us. this is ridiculous. yeah, and it's got apps. nice. got pandora, twitter, facebook. no honey, not facebook. ♪ honey, you think my sweater's horrendous? cats don't skate. i think it kicks butt. [ male announcer ] get low prices on the gifts they love, like lg tvs with the latest technology. now eligible for our christmas layaway. save money. live better. walmart.
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♪ look at that. sun casting a beautiful glow on the city. welcome back to "the early show" on a thursday morning. it's november 3rd. i'm chris wragge, along with rebecca jarvis. erica hill is on assignment this morning. coming up one of the greatest america's brand names is 100 years old today. chevrolet may be the iconic u.s. car. gm says it sells one chevy every 6.6 seconds around the world and we will look at the evolution of the chevy and how it got to be such an important name in our culture. prince william and katherine on a high profile mission to bring attention to the famine. we will hear from them and have more on the significance of their humanitarian mission.
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first, president obama is calling on world leaders to solve europe's debt crisis as it flares up again. threatening more financial turmoil around the world. chief white house correspondent norah o'donnell is at the g-20 summit in france with the latest for us. the president just met with german chancellor merkel. what did he say afterwards? >> reporter: the president said resolving the european debt crisis is the top priority for world leaders gathered here in the south of france for this g-20 summit. the president opened this two-day summit by meeting with the leaders of france and germany because they are at the heart of trying to solve this crisis. so when the president met with the german chancellor angela merkel, he praised her and her efforts for trying to strike a deal. >> this is going to be a very busy two days. central to our discussions is how do we achieve great global growth and put people back to work. that means we are going to have to resolve the situation here in
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europe. >> reporter: now there has already been some drama here at this g-20 summit with the leaders of france and germany threatening to cut off european aid to the greeks because of their decision to hold a referendum, a popular vote on this debt crisis. i have to tell you, though, i spoke with some white house officials this morning and a senior official telling me they believe they are making a great deal of progress but they stress, this is a european problem for europe to solve and that they need to come up with a solution, quote, sooner rather than later. chris? >> cbs' norah o'donnell at the g-20 summit with us, thank you. here is jeff glor at the news desk with a check of today's other headlines for us. >> good morning. a third woman says republican presidential candidate herman cain sexually harassed her. the unidentified woman sold the associated press cain made suggestive remarks and gestures when they worked together in the 1990s. she said she considered filing a
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workplace complaint but did not. cain says all of these revelations are part of a smear campaign. >> there are factions that are trying to destroy me personally, as well as this campaign. >> cain's campaign blames the rick perry operation for leaking the harassment stories. the perry camp denies any involvement and calls the claim reckless and false. protesters clash with police overnight in oakland. dozens of demonstrators were arrested after a bonfire was lit downtown. police moved in. that followed a day long general strike which shut down port operations in oakland. investigation is under way in texas into a disturbing video posted on the internet by a young woman. it shows her being beaten by her father who happens to be a family court judge when she was a teenager back in 2004. yesterday, the father responded to the public outrage sparked by this video and betty nguyen reports. >> bend over the [ bleep ] bed, dad gum it!
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>> reporter: the video is tough to watch. >> lay down! [ bleep ] you in the face. >> reporter: recorded in 2004, it shows texas county family judge william adams relentlessly whipping his hen 16-year-old daughter hilary. >> beat you into submission! you want to put some more computer games on? >> reporter: the beating was apparently punishment for illegally downloaded media to the family's home computer. hilary, who suffers from cerebral palsy, is now 23. >> i want my father to get all of the help that he can get. he really, really needs it. i think -- he's a broken person. he just needs so much support. >> reporter: and instead of support, he is getting death threats and says the video looks worse than it really is. >> i lost my temper. i spanked her. her mother was there. she wasn't hurt. it was a long time ago. in my mind, i have not done anything wrong other than discipline my child after she
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was caught stealing. >> reporter: do you act noj the beating was excessive, the spanking? >> no. i'm not going to get into that. >> reporter: >> in texas like other states there is an exception for corporal punishment. parents are allowed to spank their children. the question is whether it was unreasonable. >> in a case like this, you have to find a statutory violation and a charge that can be filed and then the other thing that you, obviously, have to be concerned with is what is the statute of limitations on that crime. >> reporter: betty nguyen, cbs news, new york. someone is waking up $245 million richer today. a single winning ticket in last night's powerball lottery sold last night in connecticut.
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announcer: this portion of "the early show" sponsored by by dairy queen. prince william and his wife katherine are traveling again and drawing attention to hunger in africa. >> they helped package emergency supplies for the region and their first trip together outside of britain to promote a humanitarian cause. royal contributor victoria arbiter has more. >> reporter: it was the younger and less stuffy generation of royals visiting this warehouse on wednesday. prince william and katherine and they are hope to bring attention to the famine in east africa. >> as tragic of what is going on around the rest of the world
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financially, i think what is going on in east africa is putting things in perspective how terrible the crisis can actually get. >> reporter: the two young couples joined workers to send supplies to africa. >> it doesn't necessarily mean things will get better at all. disease becomes a huge issue so it's very much a case of anyone who can do anything to help, please do. >> reporter: looking a little nervous before the cameras, kate said she hopes the couple's visit will reignite air awareness about the problem. >> a lot of people heard it about it. because i think it's going on, people have perhaps lost track of the terrible situation so i think this hopefully will put the light back on this crisis. >> reporter: africa has been of special interest to william. he has traveled there many times and proposed to kate while they were vacationing there in kenya in 2010. >> victoria arbiter joins us now
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with all things royal. >> good to see you. kate seemed a little nervous in the video. >> she did but the first interview kate has given as a member of the royal family and only the second interview she has ever given. the first day was on her engagement announcement. kate is aware of the fact if she made one gaffe that is what everybody would be talking about as opposed to the cause she was there to promote. william is well versed and training for this his whole life. kate is a regular person. her first time out of the gate a job well done. >> always compared to diana. how will the media tonigrespond her? >> diane yeah, you're the princess of wales and go. having to make speeches early on. kate has none of this. they were married in april and the fact she is only now just giving an interview done in a controlled environment shows she has a lot of support. >> do you think it's because the
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royal family learned their lesson or the prince learned their lesson with princess di? >> i think everybody learned their lesson. if they give kate the support now there will be jon levity with their role role in the royal family. they want to see the marriage work and survive and the only way to see it happen if she has support behind the scenes and in front of the press. >> quite a bit of attention to whatever they align themselves with. victoria, thank you. good to see you. up next, meghan kinney had a rare talent for swimming until cancer. >> we will see how she is doing coming up. [ female announcer ] lactaid milk is easy to digest.
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as correspondent michelle miller reports. ♪ >> reporter: in the sport of synchronized swimming, 21-year-old hmeghan kinney was champ. she won a spot on the u.s. national team. >> i was an athlete headed for the 2012 olympics. i had been training my whole life practically for this olympics and i was just, you know, newly fallen in love with this guy. it was just a really exciting time. ♪ >> reporter: but during a competition in spain, kinney felt a painful lump in her knee. one that would instantly end her olympic training. the diagnosis? osteocircoma who strikes 100 adults every year. >> i was shocked. things like that don't happen to young people with the world ahead of them. >> reporter: doctor reconstructed her knee with
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steel records and aggressive surgery that saved her leg. months of intense chemotherapy saved her life. >> the whole act of synchronized swimming prepared me for what is to come. it's tough to sit in a room for hours and hours and feel sick. i think sometimes i would think back to my ten hour days in the pool. i would just remember that and be like if i could get through that, i can get through this. >> reporter: through it all, boyfriend john avrett stayed by her bedside offering positive support. >> so many days we were just scared and exhausted and he was there for me to cry with and for me to laugh with. having strength is going through something difficult and being able to cry and those are the moments that you can actually grow as a person. >> reporter: and soon she will be walking down the aisle. >> let's check out this wedding blog. >> i hope she doesn't forget how far she's come as a person and
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then -- how far we have both come together. >> reporter: but, first, meghan kinney has another milestone. >> here it goes! >> reporter: nearly a year after her diagnosis, she is getting back in the water for the first time. >> jumping in, i feel so weightless. i feel normal. i feel like there is nothing wrong with my life. it's definitely going to be a challenge for me for the rest of my life, just just being able to have my leg and not having to get it amputated was unbelievable and i'm just so grateful. >> reporter: this summer, she hopes to cheer on her olympic teammates. they are already rooting for her. >> thanks, guys! >> reporter: michelle miller, cbs news, new york. >> another good story. tough girl. >> completely. never, ever give up. winston churchill said that. >> great to have that support system. we wish her well. up next, chevy turns 100 and we will look back to their long
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today is the 100th birthday of chevrolet. it was born in detroit and over the past century has sold over 208 million cars. >> happy birthday, chevy. debbye turner bell has more on one of the most recognizable brands of any kind. >> i want you to meet a great new star. the new 1953 chevrolet. >> reporter: it's a brand name as american as apple pie. ♪ see the usa in your chevrolet america is asking you to call ♪ >> reporter: from the corvette, to the impala, to the suburban. ♪ drove my chevy tiger to the
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levy but the levy was dry ♪ >> reporter: it's clear that chevy is a thread in the american tapestry. >> hard to not tie it back to americana and our heritage and who we came from. >> reporter: the founder of general motors william c. grant and the man whose name would become synonymous with the car, louis chevrolet formed an automotive brand to compete against henry ford and his mighty model t. >> the 1913 chevrolet, the cinderella of the industry could dare to challenge ford. >> reporter: but challenge it did and successfully. by 1927, chevy briefly overtook ford as the industry sales leader, much to the behest of louis chevrolet who sold his stock to durant only three years after the product's inception. the rest was history. chevrolet and ford would battle for the next hundred years and create some of the most iconic
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american automobiles ever made. ♪ and get that chevy feeling >> reporter: the 1957 chevrolet bellaire. 1963 corvette sting ray. >> camaro's wide stance. >> reporter: and 1968 camaro! tim and tammy louden fell in love with their '68 camaro and soon thereafter with each other. >> tammy and i went down and looked at it. >> i fell in love with it. >> it was a nine-year-old car but it was fast. >> reporter: now they have over 30 classic chevys in their selection and 22 of those are camaros. >> it's a sickness but no like help for it, you know? you just keep on buying more! >> reporter: for all of chevy's triumphs there was a fair share of bad times as well. in the 1965 book "unsafe at any speed." 1963 core var was highlighted. the defect tarnished general
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motors image and made a name for its author ralph nader. in the 1980s, high cost of oil and manufacturing blunders chevrolet lost market share that it's never gained back. then the unthinkable. in 2009, general motors filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy, the fourth largest in u.s. history. the american taxpayer now had $50 billion stake in the company. >> going through tough times like we did and they were tough, they only make you stronger. they only make you better. >> reporter: it's electricity that chevy hopes will lead them through the next 100 years. the chevrolet volt with its plug-in electrical technology is the most fuel-efficient vehicle sold in the u.s. ♪ like a rock >> reporter: but no matter what your speed or style, rideing in a chevrolet remains an american original. debbye turner bell, cbs news, new york. ♪ like a rock >> forgot to mention the chevy
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nova in there. >> that song "like a rock" is stuck in high head all the time. chevy sales in china are up 18% so not only in the u.s. but they are growing around the world. >> have you been to china lately? >> i think i have. what is the fastest growing market in china? >> what? >> ukraine. ben stiller is here to talk about his latest comedy in his very successful career. hey, guys. want to try a new hamburger helper tonight?
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welcome back to "the early show." i'm chris wragge are rebecca jarvis. erica hill is on assignment. >> good morning. coming up, an intimate conversation with author joan didion. she has written a follow-up to her best selling memoir. her new book folk on united states on another family tragedy, the unexpected death of her daughter. she will tell us why this book was so much hearteder to write. a much lighter note, the
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funny ben stiller is here. there he is. it promises plenty of laughs. he is working with a lot of big names. it is early, ben. we will get to you shortly. stay awake. we will talk to him about the film. >> i wonder if he has been up this early before. >> i would hope so. >> good news. >> i guess so, but he said it was early. here is jeff glor at the news desk with a final check of today's other headlines for us. >> he has got kids. i guarantee you he has been up this early before. good morning, everyone. lindsay lohan is heading back to jail. she was in court yesterday in los angeles and admitted violating her probation. she is sentenced to 30 days in jail and 423 hours of community service. >> the sentence i'm going to impose is known in our circles as putting the keys to the jail in the defendant's hands. although the downtown women center is willing to take you back, i'm not going to put them
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through that again. i looked into another group called the good shepherd center for homeless women. they refuse to take you because they said you're a bad example for the women who are trying to get their lives in order. so the morgue is willing to keep you. and i'm going to convert all of your community service to the morgue. miss parker asked nod to be your probation officer any more and you now have miss mansfield. i know miss mansfield and i've worked for her about 18 years. good luck to you with miss mansfield because she is no nonsense. >> lohan has until next wednesday to report to jail but because of overcrowding she may only spend one day behind bars. this morning, reality tv star kim kardashian had more to say about his wedding and quick divorce. she is in australia after she filed for divorce from her husband trying to sell some handbags.
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after 72 days of marriage she announced she was splitting and she spoke with about what she called the pain of her failed marriage in sydney. >> people will say it's not hurtful and i didn't want to disappoint anyone but first and foremost i have to follow my heart. >> reporter: kardashian is in australia to promote her new line of handbags. new james bond movie will be called "skyfall." it is scheduled to be released
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writer joan didion has been a success for nefly half a century but her best seller the year of magical thinking touched a chord with readers telling the heartbreaking story of coping with her husband's sudden death and now a follow-up called "blue knights." and jeff glor sat down to talk to her. >> 20 years after her husband died she lost her only child. this intookbook is a reflectionr daughter and you might expect, it is beautifully written. >> the blue lights are going. the days are shortening. the summer is gone. this book is called "blue knights." because at the time i began it -- >> reporter: "blue nights." the sky color in new york and late spring and early summer why joan didion wrote the near of
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magical thinking about the death of her husband and she wrote her latest. >> blue nights is the opposite of the dying nights of the brightness. >> reporter: the book that almost didn't come to being. you said you almost didn't finish it. why is that? >> i almost didn't finish it because it was hard to write. it was hard for a lot of reasons. it was hard because i didn't want to deal with my daughter's death. >> reporter: her only daughter died in 2005. she was 39. >> this was never supposed to happen to her. i remember thinking outraged as if she had and i had been promised a special exemption. the year of magical thinking was tremendously therapeutic but it kind of wrote itself. >> reporter: it happened very quickly. what, three months you wrote it? >> i wrote it in three months, yeah. this one took me longer. it it just took me a long time to get -- to face the idea that
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i was going to do it. when we talk about mortality, we are talking about our children. i just said that but what does it mean? >> reporter: didion said she began writing "blue nights" as a broad study on parenting but became a much more personal reflection as her own role as mom. she admits it's not always pretty. how do you evaluate yourself as a parent? >> i don't think i was a particularly good parent, but i don't know what i could have done to be better. i don't think anybody is a wonderful parent in every way. >> reporter: you say that you don't know many people who think they succeeded as parents. >> no. >> reporter: why? >> how many people do you know know -- do you think they are right if they think they succeeded as parents? here, she had just come from the hospital. she was like 10 days old. nothing made me happier than
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having a baby. has anything made you happier? >> reporter: no. >> nothing? >> reporter: no, no. but, yet, yet it's still difficult to judge whether or not you succeed. >> successful at it, yeah. the irreversible changes in mind and body the way you wake one sunny morning less resilient than you were and by christmas find yourself to mobilizing is gone and -- >> reporter: in the book, didion confronts the aging process. this famous glob trotting scribe from the 60s is now 66 and suddenly realized she won't be forever young. >> after john died, it occurred to me that i was getting older because i had always seen myself through his version of me and, suddenly, he was dead and, clearly, that meant older. and lo and behold once again, i found myself being really
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surprised that i was not 28. time passes. could it be that i never believed it? did i believe that blue nights would last forever? >> reporter: do you think you're a stronger writer now? >> i'm a much stronger writer. >> reporter: than you were 30, 40 years? >> than i was 30 years ago, yes. >> reporter: what is next for you? >> i have no idea. >> reporter: another book? >> another book yeah. >> reporter: you're not done? >> no. no. wouldn't that be awful? >> reporter: it would be. >> to say to yourself you're done, i think. >> wouldn't that be awful? >> it would be awful and she's not. >> what do you think is next for her? she didn't elude to it there. >> she said probably not a novel and something not nonfiction and not politics. she has covered politics before but wants to stay away from domestic politics in 2012. >> too messy? >> well, yeah, maybe. >> one thing you got into her is
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family and parenting. you're a dad. did she give you any advice? >> we had a great time. the session almost felt like therapy, this talk. i said, listen. at the end of this -- this is her looking at jack, by the way. >> that is your son jack. >> why. i showed her pickets. i didn't plan this. parenting advice, you to me. she said just love that baby. that's all you can do. >> very much. jeff, thank you. >> sure. >> as always. here is chris. very few hollywood leading men are as busy and successful as ben stiller. his nearly three dozen films have taken in $5 billion in the box office worldwide and this weekend adding another movie to hit his list leading all-star cast in "tower heist." ladies and gentlemen joining us this morning, ben stiller. do you get a plaque for that $5 billion mark? >> if you make enough movies, the law of averages, it's volume. >> you'll get there.
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on a serious note to be able to wrap your head around that $5 billion it's a lot of box office. >> yeah. i don't really have a connection to it that way. i feel like that doesn't really connect what the movies are themselves. >> do you look back? because you are, now with the body of work, like you mentioned. >> old? >> really aging. but no. you have so many movies are trademark movies are quotable movies like "zoolander" to "meet the parents" and "something about mary" do any of them stand out to you or do you have a favorite? >> yeah, well, you know, at the end of the day, all you really have is the experience of making the movie because the movie existship it's great to have people appreciate the movies or quote them back to you and ones that hang around like "zoolander" because that is one nobody went to see when we first made it but it's nice 10, 11 years later that people are still into it.
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all you really have is the experience of making the movie when you're doing it. so you remember the fun of making it or the not fun sometimes. >> i've read you don't find yourself to be as funny a guy as you are portrayed on the big screen at times. did you think at some point during your career, the early stages, maybe comedy is really not for me. i really would prefer going -- >> yeah. when i was younger, i didn't really want to go into comedy. my parents are in comedy. they are kind of a comedy legends. >> you'd think it would be funny for that reason alone. >> a lot of pressure and a lot to live up to. as a kid i wanted to be a director and loved making movies. the comedy. then i was about 18 or 19, i started to see you're only as funny as you are in. >> you've been in funny situations.
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you mentioned "zoolander" before. a sequel? >> we have been working on it. we have a script and really want to do it. we are just -- it's just a matter of getting everything together but i hope we can do it soon. >> derrick will be back and you ought to bring him back. >> he will be in jail a long time so i think he might have a cape fear sort of -- >> your wife, your dad. this is a family affair. >> yeah. >> let's talk about the new movie "tower heist." it's a star studded case. >> we have been casing the place over a decade and didn't know it. >> we didn't know it because we weren't doing it. >> i need you. >> you need me because you have these idiots. >> do you think les is getting the money? i talked to the fbi. it's gone. >> all of this is about getting it back for lester? >> yeah and manuel and you, you jerk! come on! let's storm the castle together. >> like when they went after
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frankenstein? >> no, they take everything back. >> i'm in. i'm in. >> i'm in. >> now undefeatable the rest of the line casey affleck who we talked with. your thoughts on eddie murphy not seen there but in the movie. >> incredible cast. eddie is iconic and it was exciting to work with him. and matthew broderick and casey and alan alda and tea leoni. >> you're back and forth from los angeles to new york. nice to film in the area as well? >> it's the best. new york is, you know, having grown up here and making the movies on the street as a kid and doing it for real and getting to do it on a big scale and they like shut down columbus circle is really exciting. >> stage the parade or the real thing? >> a combination. they brought in the snoopy float for a special day of shooting which was great! >> how is eddie murphy to work with? >> he is amazing.
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obviously, he's a guy who, you know, he is just in our consciousness and he the comedies has has made over the years are so iconic. when you're across from him and feeling that energy, i felt a lot of times i was watching eddie murphy in a movie like in the front row. you know? his energy is so strong. he's so fek ufocused and so fun. amazing. >> ben, thanks for coming here. "tower heist" opens in theaters tomorrow. coming up, we will tell you what marketers are counting on state farm. this is jessica.
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hey, jessica, jerry neumann with a policy question. jerry, how are you doing? fine, i just got a little fender bender. oh, jerry, i'm so sorry. i would love to help but remember, you dropped us last month. yeah, you know it's funny. it only took 15 minutes to sign up for that new auto insurance company but it's taken a lot longer to hear back. is your car up a pole again? [ crying ] i miss you, jessica! jerry, are you crying?
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no, i just, i bit my tongue. [ male announcer ] get to a better state. state farm. in advertising and marketing people use buzz words to get your attention and sometimes bar street slang and other are standard english words like life and real. >> now it's everywhere.
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it began on the runways. taryn winter brill has more. >> reporter: behind every brand, there's a message. >> to fly. to serve. >> are you in good hands? >> she is born with it. >> maybe it's maybelline. >> reporter: words people choose hoping they will catch on. >> stay thirsty, my friends. >> skinny. >> called skinny jeans. >> reporter: skinny. >> kind of in right now. >> i think that single word brings in a lot of consumers. thin is out of reach, but skinny can be bought. >> reporter: the buzz started around 2005. with the introduction of skinny jeans. good news, i got the skinny jeans zipped. bad news? i can't breathe! woo! as the paints gained popularity, so did skinny. >> it has moved into every product category magical. it's like a magic word. small as a packaging idea is huge, especially for women.
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all of these things make you feel like i can have the indulges but i'm having less of it. >> what does your perfect cup of coffee look like. >> reporter: even global brands are slimming down. in 2008 starbucks launched skippy latte. diet pepsi is now packaged in special skinny cans and there is even skinny water. but, wait. when did water become fat? but if you think skinny only applies to denim, or diets. think again. >> i'm going to use a little of the super skinny serum. >> paul mitchell has a skinny line of hair products that promises to cut drying time and smooth out your hair. woo-la. i officially have skinny hair! here is one question. does it make me look skinnier? >> absolutely! >> reporter: taryn winter brill, cbs news, new york. >> and then there is skinny dipping! >> yes, there is, nice work, chris. joining us is barbara lippert. skinny is a word that everybody would shy away from except the
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words i've just mentioned but now it's a key buzz word out there. what was the big shift? >> it was taboo before. i guess the real housewives invented the word skinny. bethany has a skinny girl line and not afraid to be brash and direct and say why dopted you put your fork down. the opposite, though, is true. she is really saying in her books that you should have real stuff and fresh stuff, but -- and take away from dieting, low fat, no fat has no meaning and it's processed and it's bad so just have less. we are moving on to simplifying and having less. >> the real housewife from the bravo series. the real housewives of new york. another word i'm seeing crop up is artisan. i saw a wheat thins commercial for it. let's take a look. >> this is wrong. >> cheese crackers on for kids. try wheat thins artisan cheat cracker.
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the cheese cracker that is all grown up. >> a feeling somebody in a room cooking these things up. >> exactly. >> taking more time on it. >> it's always the pendulum swing. when we think things are overprocessed we are so attracted by the hand made, one-by-one. when dominos has artisan pizza it's hilarious. business was was supposed to be made one by one one with the dough and dominos came along and manufactured it and now going back to the extremes. these are trampled on and overused and lose their meaning and then it's on to the next buzz word. >> seems classy, doesn't it? wheat thins? >> doritos has an artisan like. the luxurious term is artisan. >> people are convinced by this? >> it gets your attention for that moment. you have to break through somehow. things are changing so quickly, especially with the internet, that if you say the right word, people's ears perk up and think think it's fancy or newer and they are more hip. >> back in time here. you trace trends back this in
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the '90s where the big word was extreme. >> absolutely. extreme really started with -- it was around earlier but extreme sports and anything that attracts teenage boys attracts advertiser so we got extreme tacos and extreme deodorant and extreme toothpaste but then when it was extreme plastic surgery that got too creepy and icky so it moved on. the body moved on to extreme houses. >> speaking of plastic surgery. it's interesting. back in the '80s it was real. real was the buzz word. >> absolutely. reagan had just gotten in and morning in america and the reaction she wanted to see gritty. beef. they were tired of people moving to healthy foods so they wanted to bring beef back and cigarettes were advertised at real for winston. real food for real people and real times, john hancock, real life, real answers. suddenly, real had meaning. then with reality shows, real has lost all meaning. >> interesting point.
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what do you think the buzz word of today is then? >> obviously, occupy is a big word but advertisers can't use that. maybe social or smart. smart cars, smart water, smart phones. anything to do with hyperlocal, local voirs and virtual. >> virtual? >> there you go. write them down. >> thanks, barbara. >> barbara, thank you. that will do it for us. a lot to think about as you head out on your day. see you tomorrow on "the early show." your local news is coming up next.
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