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it is monday, march 5, 2012. welcome it studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. the death toll reaches 39 from the tornado outbreak across the midwest and south. we'll hear from survivors in hard-hit kentucky and indiana. president obama has a key meeting with the prime minister of israel and more with steve croft of "60 minutes" and his explosive cyber warfare investigation. i am gayle king. rush limbaugh apologizes it a d.c. law student but the sponsors are still walking away. we'll talk to the man behind hbo's new film approximate sarah palin and the 2008 campaign. i'm erica hill, george clooney, brad pitt and many more on stage for one night only.
we'll also check in on prince harry's royal visit in the bahamas. first, as we do every morning, we begin with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds. i'm so heartbroken. i feel like i don't care anymore. >> a toddler found in a field becomes the latest victim of the tornado tragedy. >> 14-month-old angel babcock, a girl who became a symbol of hope died after being taken off life support. >> as residents across five states work to rebuild after an epic disaster. >> i work all my life to have what we have and it's all gone in 15 seconds. the chips are down. i have israel's back. >> president obama and israeli prime minister to meet amid growing concerns of a nuclear iran. >> when it comes to a nuclear armed iran, containment is not an option. >> i will take no option off the table and i mean what i say. mitt romney has picked up
momentum heading into super tuesday. >> we won our fifth state in a row last night. >> another case of voters taking a look at mitt romney and saying, i guess. [ laughter ] >> conservative rush limbaugh issued an apology. >> i don't know any woman in america that tinks being called a -- >> rush's language was inappropriate. that's inappropriate. >> it will take to the street after have had miles an hour putin was elected for the sixth time. the saints assistant coach admits he ran a bounty program. a good samaritan saves the life of a complete stranger. when he was struggling and calling for help. >> all that. pippa middleton completed a 56-mile cross-country ski marathon in sweden. >> and all that matters. >> tiger woods shot his best rounds. >> he seemed to be saying don't put me in a rocking chair yet.
>> this morning. >> if i had a boy, the name would be frankly scar face italian name, italian name angelo cannoli. >> if it's a girl? angelo cannoli. >> if it's a girl? >> god help us all. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." there is snow on the ground in kentucky and indiana. it is making life worse for the tens of thousands of people who survived kentucky's worst tornadoes in 24 years. >> the death toll now stands at 39 from those storms that barreled across the midwest and the south on friday and saturday. 21 people were killed in kentucky, 13 more in indiana, including a little girl who was found alive after a tornado killed her family. rescue workers continue to search for more possible victims. the national weather service says it issued nearly 300 tornado warnings on friday and saturday. a local resident took this video
of one tornado that destroyed much of the town of west liberty kentucky. that is where anna westerner is this morning. good morning. >> good morning, erica. the snow has really fallen here overnight. a week ago this might have been a pretty sight here in this town. at worst, a minor inconvenience. now, this could be down right dangerous as it covers obstructions, like twisted and stray nails. a town is trying to put itself back together. >> we are going back to work. so we're together with this. we want you all to spread that word. >> in west liberty, officials promise the town will get back on its feet. crews are cleaning up. some banks are reopening. and a few residents have made it into town to survey the damage to their homes. >> i mean, i seen the tree go down, from there to here. >> the story echoed all across the midwest and south where
tornadoes claimed lives in five states. in alabama sunday, governor robert bentley toured another tornado stricken town, eagle creek, where one man died friday. in dallas, a baptist men's organization loaded up an 18-wheeler with supplies to distribute to hard hit regions in the south. when two violent twisters struck henryville, indiana, friday, entire neighborhoods were wiped out. now, volunteers have arrived by the hundreds. and crews are working to restore power. on sunday, members of a local catholic church gathered under their patched up roof to support each other. but another life was lost sunday when a toddler who had been found alive in an indiana field died of her injuries. angel babcock fell victim to the tornado that also killed her father, mother and two siblings. even for survivors, the
psychological impact of seeing a tornado close up may take a long time to fade. back in west liberty, teresa eldridge can't forget hiding in a bathroom with her two young children. >> i don't know. it felt like the house was going to come down or the roof was going to come off. and i just thought we were all going to die. >> here in west liberty, they are expecting a lot of volunteers to be flooding in to help with the cleanup amidst the snow here today. meanwhile, the american red cross says they have a couple of very specific needs here. they need nursery water to make formula for babies and they also need food. they say they're running through this way too quickly now. >> anna, thank you. at the white house this morning, president obama meets israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. their discussion at a time when israel refuses to rule out an attack on iran's nuclear facilities. could help determine if there will be a new middle east war in the coming months.
>> on sunday, the president focused on that in a speech to an important pro-israel group. chive white house correspondent norah o'donnell has that story. >> good morning. president obama is fiercely backing up -- making clear that the u.s. shares israel's desire to prevent a nuclear armed iran. but the president also seems intent on pointing out that he wants more time for diplomacy, saying in this speech that he has a "deeply held preference for peace over war." >> i have israel's back. >> in a speech to the powerful pro-israel lobbying group aipac, the president promised to act militarily if necessary to defend israel. >> iran's leaders should have no doubt about the united states. when it comes to preventing iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, i will take no options off the table and i mean what i say. >> but he also made clear he prefers diplomacy and that tough
economic sanctions are working. >> already there is too much loose talk of war. over the last few weeks, such talk has only benefited the iranian government by driving up the price of oil, which they depend on to fund their nuclear program. >> it's the same message the president will deliver today to prime minister netanyahu who made clear israel does not need u.s. permission to attack iran. >> perhaps most important of all, i appreciated the fact that he said that israel must be able to defend itself by itself against any threat. >> the israeli prime minister said last week he would not set down red lines for israeli or u.s. action. he has said he will go further than the u.s. and demand iran end all of its uranium enrichment. >> the demand on iran should be clear. dismantle the underground
facility, stop enrichment inside iran and get all the enriched material out of iran. >> and that is the very crux of this discussion between the israeli prime minister and president obama. mr. netanyahu want to make sure that iran never even gets close to developing the capability to have a nuclear weapon. the personal dynamics of this meeting will also be pretty interesting. it is their ninth meeting together. but their last get together in the oval office was pretty tense and when president obama was recently asked to describe their relationship, he called it functional. charlie and erica? >> norah, thanks. with us arizona senator john mccain. senator, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> should the president's speech reassure the israelis? >> speeches are excellent policies, not so good. from the beginning, when the president insisted on a settlement freeze as a
pre-condition for talks between israel is and the pal stin cannians, relations vab worse than they've ever. charlie, suppose there was a country in our hemisphere dedicating to wiping us off the map, developing a nuclear weapon and at some point we didn't have the capability to remove that threat but had to rely on another ally to do that for us. that's basically the situation that the israelis may find themselves in and i would add that we were surprised when pakistan acquired nuclear weapons, we were surprised when north korea acquired nuclear weapons. so what the president is asking the prime minister of israel to do is to rely on his judgment as to when the force may be necessary. by the way, the sanctions which the president praised, which i praise as well, in view of all of us have not deterred the
iranians from the path that they're on and that is acquiring a nuclear weapon. >> do you think the israelis should take action now, senator? >> i think that's a judgment to be made by the israelis, but the israelis see, even though the sanctions have been harmful to the iranian economy, the israelis see the iranians on a steady path to being a nuclear weapon and they have pledged to "wipe israel off the map," they have committed acts of terror throughout the world, including here, attempting in washington, d.c. to assassinate the saudi ambassador. we should have no doubt about the nature of the regime in iran. >> the president seemed to go some distance in this speech to say "why is that despite me never failing to support israel in every problem, there's still questions about that?" he even said "we have israel's back." is there some distinction that
you know that separates where the president is and where prime minister is today at this moment? >> well, the evidence is that just a week or two ago, both the president's national security adviser and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff traveled to israel trying to get israel to pledge not to attack iran and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff stated that iran was "a nuclear -- a rational nation." that's an interesting view of a rational nation. and also said that the iranians had not decided whether to assemble a -- whether to have a nuclear weapon or not. and while they are assembling all the components and sticking them into underneath a mountain so they wouldn't be destroyed. so there's very little doubt in my mind anyway, about what iran's intentions are. >> the reference i made to the quote was in the atlantic magazine not in the speech. may i tourn politics for a second.
we have super tuesday coming up. >> sure. >> if romney wins in ohio and wins in tennessee, does that pretty much make it over as far as you see? >> i think it does. but with the super pacs and the candidates' ability to continue to be funding -- by the way, it's the most outrageous supreme court decision in my view. it's just disgraceful that i think they will still be able to continue. but i hope that at that point most of us would declare or believe it's over and start focusing on the real adversary. that, of course, is winning the november election. >> one question about rush limbaugh, who is obviously a prominent radio personality. does he have some power within the republican party? >> sure. absolutely. he has influence because he has a strong conservative base. i know that. but those statements were unacceptable in every way and should be condemned by everyone,
no matter what their political leanings are. >> are you satisfied that those republican officials have gone far enough in condemning these statements? >> oh, i leave that up to pundits like you, charlie. but it is totally unacceptable. >> senator mccain, there's also a movie that's this week. you're not going to look at it. why are you not going to see a movie about your campaign? >> because it's based on a book that is full of unattributed quotes, things that absolutely never happened and if it's based on that book, which i was briefed on o, then, of course, it can't be accurate. >> senator, it's always good to have you on the program. thank you so much. >> thanks, charlie. we'll have more on rush limbaugh. he apologized over weekend for the language he used describing a law student who wants insurance for birth control coverage. the republican presidential candidates are being drawn into the controversy.
political correspondent jan crawford is in dayton, ohio where the important super tuesday primary is, of course, tomorrow. jan, good morning. >> good morning, erica. that's right. super tuesday is just hours away. the candidates are out making their final push for voters and hope to be focusing on the issues like the economy and energy prices. instead, they found themselves answering questions about rush limbaugh. he's a media powerhouse known for rallying the right. but for some conservatives rush limbaugh's latest comments are too much. rick santorum and mitt romney tried to distance themselves from the controversy. >> he's being absurd. an entertainer can be absurd. >> that's not the language i would have used. >> the controversy began after georgetown university law student sandra fluke testified in support of mandatory contraceptive coverage under her school's healthcare plan saying birth control would cost $3,000. >> it means you're slut, right? she wants to be paid to have sex. it's fluke.
the rest of you, here's the deal. if we are going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. i'll tell you what it is. we want you to post the videos online so we can all watch. >> insisting he did not mean to personally attack fluke, limbaugh issued an apology saying my choice of words was not the best. in an attempt to be humorous, i created a national stir. but saturday's apology became sunday talk show fodder. >> i'm astonished at the desperation of the elite media. suddenly to decide that rush limbaugh is the great national crisis of this week. >> it played into this troop that the republicans have a war on women. no, they don't. but he made it look that way. >> calling his language crude, ron paul questioned limbaugh's apology. >> i don't think he's very apologetic. he's doing it because some people were taking their advertisements off his program.
it was his bottom line that was concerned about. >> seven companies have pulled commercials from limbaugh's nationally syndicated show. online data company carbonite said it crossed the line and issued this statement. "we hope that our action will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse." media expert e eric dezenhall h more. >> makes his living crossing the line. for every person who loudly protests, there are also people who silently agree with him. >> limbaugh had some defenders, but they were drowned out by the protests on o the left and critics on the right. for some republicans, there was also this concern. that the focus on the limbaugh controversy was distracting from the important issues and playing right into democrats' hands as both sides fight for that critical female vote. charlie and erica? jan, thank you. there is big news out of the nfl
this morning. where the league is investigating bounty programs where players are paid for knocking opponents out of games. the league is meeting with greg williams today. williams admits he ran such a program. as the new orleans saint top defensive coach. for saints players reportedly paid each other thousands of dollars for knocking out players like kurt warner. other teams also had bounty programs. it is time to show you some the headlines from around the globe. editorial in britain's telegraph newspaper says russian voters support vladimir putin because of the politics of fear. after he was elected by a landslide. the candidate finished second. the owner of the nba's new jersey nets was second. fort worth star telegram has a story of booming gun sales in texas. some say it may be out of fear that president obama will be re-elected and crackdown on
private gun ownership. a story in the washington post said food and drug administration is changing the way it inspects food. >> usa today reports on rory mcilroy taking over the number one ranking in golf after winning the honda classic on sunday. tiger woods finished two strokes back after shooting a 62. his best score ever in the final round of a tournament. in alaska, this year's iditarod sled dog race is under way. the daily news reports that 66 mushers and their dogs got started yesterday. they will travel a thousand miles from southern alaska to nome.
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our next guest needs no introduction, but he needs a bath because he's a filthy -- welcome mitt romney supporter kid rock. a lot of people think you're a strange voice to be the voice of the romney support. >> we have a lot in common. we're both from detroit. both have hep c and both have a license to rock. >> is this true? >> i'm hep to the c, i assume c stands for calcium. mmm, milk. as for license to rock, i am i have precious metal.
let us rock. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." two years ago a computer virus infected and damaged the iranian nuclear program. that may sound like a good thing, but we're now learning this type of cyber attack could also be used against us. last night on "60 minutes," correspondent steve kroft reported on this new cyber warfare battle. >> few people know about the art of cyber war than retired general michael hayden. he's a former in the security agency and under george w. bush. he knows a lot more about the attack on iran than he can say here. >> this was a good idea. i also admit this was a really big idea, too. the rest of the world is looking at this and saying, clearly someone has legit mated this kind of activity as acceptable. international conduct. the whole world is watching. >> the story of what we know about the virus begins in june
of 2010 when it was first detected and isolated by a tiny company in bella ruse after a client in iran complained about a software glitch. within a month, a copy of the computer bug was being analyzed within a tight-knit community of security expert. it immediately grabbed the attention of liam omerko an operations manager for symantec. one of the largest anti-virus companies in the world. >> as soon as we saw it, we knew it was something completely different. steve kroft joins us. >> good morning, charlie can you summarize in a simple way, how they were able to do this and have that impact on the centrifuges in iran? >> somebody create aid virus designed to hit one specific target in the entire world. something that had a bunch of -- certain configuration of equipment that the computer, the virus was able to determine if it was the right target. this is what it was looking for.
it's one of the most ubiquitous pieces of machinery in the world. it's called a programmable logic computer. it's just a piece of plastic with some chips in it. it controls factories all over the world. this will tell you what chemicals and what amounts to put into a product that you're making. it will tell you when to heat up the plant or cool it down. it could be used to shut off a cooling system at a nuclear reactor. it was the first virus to attack this little piece of equipment. it was after a certain kind of -- >> by doing, they can affect the centrifuges in iran at a particular place? >> right. what it did, essentially the virus got in between the operators at the plant and the machinery on the floor. it got in here, rewrote the software and told the machines to do something entirely different without the operators of the plant knowing it. >> you spoke this your piece for people who didn't see it with
retired general mike hayden, who is former head of the nsa and cia director. there's a little bit more we want to play now. >> do you think it was an act of war? >> i would not call it an act of war. given my own background, steve, i mean, i've got this whole universe of things between peace and war called covert actions. i don't think whoever did this considered it to be an act of war. the iranians have not quite responded to it as if it were an act of war. it's in that space between the two. >> if the united states were involved in this and were to become involved in something like this, how high would the authorization have to go? >> you're asking a theoretical question? >> right. >> i'm going to give you a theoretical ak based upon my experience in government. something of this nature gets approved in the west wing. >> general hayden said a lot of things in which he made space between the fact of when he was in government making policy and where he is now. but he knows a lot of stuff. >> he knows a lot of stuff and he knows a lot he can't say.
he was director of cia for george bush at a time this would have been green lighted. >> what do they fear the most? >> well, i think that they fear somebody using something like this against us and the thing that's really interesting about it is that this virus as general hayden said, it's not like a conventional weapon that destroys itself along with the target. it's out there for people to copy. you can actually go online and find the formula for making this. the code. >> the footprint i think you referred to it. it really is a pandora's box that now has been opened. >> right. somebody else could turn around and modify it and use it against us if they can find a way into our computer system. >> go ahead. >> is there any indication that that's being done or anything being built right now? >> there's now another virus sort of moving around the world that a lot of people think was built by the same people or --
it uses the code of stux net. >> it seems to be extracting information from the plc's so that it can be used in another type scenario. this is a historic thing. it's going to be a component of war from now on. this was an historic event. it can be used to disrupt all sorts of things. >> the conventional wisdom or the perceived wisdom is that this might have been done by the israelis, but they could not have done it without u.s. help. >> i don't think so. i think that everybody feels that it was mostly a u.s. operation. everybody that we have talked to. >> a u.s. operation? >> u.s. operation. but obviously there was a lot of intelligence that was picked up on the ground. somebody knew how this plan operated and certainly i think the israelis have proved that they have a bunch people on the ground there. >> thank you, steve. more on this story, check out "60 minutes" overtime.com. when brad pitt and george clooney are on stage and barbra streisand is in the audience,
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look there at the streets of new york. big stars fill the stage in the audience over the weekend for a one-time only benefit performance in los angeles. >> they put on a real life drama about same sex marriage. john blackstone shows us why they came out for this event. >> for one night only, many of hollywood's biggest names were together. but the issue that united them remains divisive in much of the country. same sex marriage. >> tell me how it would harm opposite sex marriages. >> all right. i don't know. >> this was not a work of fiction but the words actually heard in court in the case
challenging proposition 8. california's ban on same sex marriage. >> this state has rewritten its constitution in order to place them into a special disfavored cat gore with their most intimate relationships are not valid, not recognized and second rate. >> martin sheen read the words of attorney ted olson. >> it's a great tribute to what this case is all about. >> olson and david boys are the lead attorneys challenging prop 8. >> tonight you're played by? >> by george clooney. isn't that cool? >> how do you feel when you realize that you were gay? >> in a reversal of sorts, some openly gay members of the cast read the testimony of those opposed to same sex marriage. >> it's called acting. >> what do activists, judges proposing to do? to redefine what the word husband means. to redefine what the word wife means. >> one witness testified his family put him in treatment to change him. >> was this therapy successful
in that you were able to suppress your homosexuality? >> nope. i was just as gay as when i started. [ laughter ] >> the trial took place in san francisco and stretched over weeks. here the hollywood version lasted for about 90 minutes. it had different stars but the same content, the same emotion. >> i was so inspired. some made me mad. >> stakes are high. you feel it when you're on stage. you feel it in the writing. >> those who have been at the forefront of the fight were there. the two same sex couples who are seeking the right to marry. >> what happened in that courtroom is something that every american should see. >> the entire trial was recorded. but the court has kept a video sealed. this performance directed by rob reiner has now been posted on you-tube. >> when people know what happened during this trial, they start to change their attitudes if they haven't already changed. >> it's a big issue. it's an important issue. a segment of our population are being dehumanized.
>> for those involved in the case on both sides, it is far from over. with an appeal likely headed to the biggest legal stage, the u.s. supreme court. for "cbs this morning," john blackstone in los angeles. what's interesting about this is that david boys, a well-known democrat, ted olson, well-known republican, they came together to make the case for same sex marriage. >> and it's interesting. some people have focused on that and it still gets so much attention for that interesting pairing. yet, how they united. it's definitely something we haven't heard the last of it, we know. >> he has been lucky because he was first portrayed in new york by morgan freeman who portrayed him and now he goes to hollywood and it's george clooney. >> not bad. >> every man's drea
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did you know 24 years ago michael jackson's autobiography moonwalk was published with the help of another pop culture figure. it was edited by jackie kennedy owe nas is. that tidbit comes to us from our friends. gayle king is in the green room. what's coming up next? >> wow. i'm impressed. am i a legendary figure? bill plante is also in the green room, charlie. he's joining us a little later on today to talk about bloody sunday. residents are cleaning up after a string of deadly storms swept the midwest and south over the weekend. elaine quijano is live in henryville, indiana. "game change" was a best selling book in 2008 about the presidential campaign and sarah palin is crying foul. the director is here. jay roach, were you feeling under the gun? >> not so much. we expected a lot of scrutiny.
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i'm lindsay lohan. i'm hosting saturday night live. i know, right. i feel lucky and grateful to be here tonight. that's why i really want to thank all of my friends at snl who trusted me enough to have me back. you know, this studio feels like a home to me. wait. the alarm goes off if i leave the stage. i thought only if i left the studio. i thought you guys trusted me. >> yeah. i couldn't believe they couldn't trust her. it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." anybody other than me stay up to watch it. >> no i didn't. i was worn out from toddler birthday parties. i had to look at it online. >> i'm pulling for lindsay
lohan, guys. i'm pulling for her. the thing that i thought was so great is that the audience was laughing with her and not at her. it's been a long time. >> she did well. >> i think she did okay. i think she did all right. >> she'll resurrect her career. >> i thought so. i always thought she was talented. i hope so. >> this is erica hill. i'm charlie rose. we're back. tens of thousands of people in the ohio valley are rebuilding and mourning after friday's destructive tornado. the death toll is now at 39. >> elaine quijano has been speaking with them in henryville, indiana. good morning. >> good morning to you, charlie and erica. when we arrived here after the tornadoes hit friday afternoon, a veteran indiana state trooper told me that the violence of the tornadoes shocked even him. now that shock is turning to resolve as residents here begin the slow process of recovering. help is arriving in henryville, indiana. since the tornadoes hit friday afternoon, this town of 1900 people has swelled with hundreds
of workers and volunteers. crews are repairing power lines and using heavy machinery to clear away debris. but cleaning up will take time. the national weather service now says two tornadoes hit henryville. one of them a powerful ef-4 with winds over 165 miles per hour. it stayed on the ground for 50 miles. that same storm system barreled through the small community of new pekin. kendra brough remembers searching for her sister moriah and her sister's family after the tornado hit. >> probably 30 minute after it happened, me and my dad rushed over there. we saw that there was nothing there. we got out of the car and started walking through the water, the downed power lines and everything. just looking through the trash, yelling for them. yelling their names. to see if anyone was responding back. no one did. >> 20-year-old moriah brough, her boyfriend, 21-year-old joseph babcock and their children were all killed when
the tornado ripped through the town. angel babcock, a little more than a-year-old was the only survivor. she was found alone in a field alive. but she had suffered critical brain injuries and died yesterday afternoon. >> moriah, my sister, she was a really good mom. she only wanted the best for her children. they didn't have much, but she tried hard to provide. >> brough and her extended family received an outpouring of support. across the devastated region, strangers are showing their support for other storm victims by donating food, water and other badly needed supplies. >> it's hard but it brings everybody closer too, so we're blessed. we appreciate all the help right now. >> across southern indiana, storm survivors are dealing with yet another challenge today. overnight, 2 to 4 inches of snow fell across the area. >> elaine, thank you.
that snow, of course, making it prince harry is taking a grand tour of the caribbean this week representing his grandmother that would be queen elizabeth, as you know it's part of her diamond jubilee celebrating 60 years as britain's monday ash. >> seth doane is following him in nassau shall the bahamas. good morning. looks like a nice day for. >> not a bad assignment, right, erica?
>> this is prince harry's first sews overseas trip on behalf of the queen. the island nation of the bahamas known for its warm welcome. they've provided a warm welcome to prince harry. yesterday he even joked that he would go back and brag to his sister-in-law and brother kate about spending some time here in paradise. tourists and locals packed the center of nassau to try to get a peek at the prince. with its colonial architecture, formal dress and of course, a smattering of pretty spectacular hats, any royal might have felt right at home. arriving by motorcade with the union jack flying overhead, the third in line to the throne seemed as delighted as those who turned out. the 27-year-old prince brought a message from his grandmother, queen elizabeth, ii. the bahamas holds a very special place in her majesty's heart.
>> behind these carefully choreographed scenes, one of the presenters was literally running late. >> i was that crazy guy in the suit running trying to get to the prince. >> jamaal rolle was due to be part of the celebration. >> on my way to get the portrait, my car started having problems and i didn't have the time to work with it. so i just left it and ran to the venue. he made it just in time. >> a portrait that he has done of prince harry. >> for a sort of portrait photo-op. [ applause ] >> it was great response i got from him. he was, like, you did this? you did this yourself? it's really good. >> it looked like he really kind of smiled when he looked at the picture. >> he really did. it's a momentous occasion. i thought it would be a fitting tribute. so i'm glad to be a part of it. >> the prince a veteran of the
war in afghanistan wore his dress of the blue and royals to church early sunday. on his chest, a medal from his military service and others celebrating the queen's jubilee. the oil bahamian defense force took him on a trip for military exercises and to greet throngs of fans waiting for him on harbor island. it's the prince's first visit to this nation of 700 islands. the bahamas, however, holds sentimental value as it's where his father and mother, princess diana famously spent their honeymoon back in 1982. harry kicked off o the trip on friday in belize, once called british honduras. he did sip a little rum at a block party there. but it was far from the image of his days when he was better known as the party boy. on this trip, the prince is playing a very different role. opening art exhibitions and
testing out life as an international diplomat. >> will you show me what's involved in drawing the prince? >> sure. >> it's a visit that certainly impressed this 27-year-old artist. jamaal rolle has drawn celebrities from see low to justin bieber. but the prince is, well, a career high. >> it's a big deal to have a member of the royal family. i'm glad to be alive to experience this time. >> really, it's that significant? >> yes, sir shall it is. it really is. for a bahamian, it's a dream come true. we see the queen on our currency. the reason we act the way we act, we wear a suit, we drink tea. >> you're british through and through? >> yes, sir. >> there is certainly a respect in connection to the monarchy here. that was obviously on display. today prince harry will be meeting members of youth service organizations. he'll be laying a wreath in honor of fallen defense personnel and off to jamaica, where we'll join him as well.
>> all right. seth, listen, i confess. i am smitten with the prince. when we see him on camera, he dances with the people, plays with the people, sips with the people. what's he like when the cameras aren't rolling? i can't help but think his mom would be proud of him. >> he has a warmth and energy, definitely, gayle. it seems like they tried to choreograph him moving from point to point. but he'll often step outside of the choreography to shake someone's hand or wave or throw an iconic smile their direction. he really does seem to delight all the people he comes in contact with. >> i think so too. did he ask about me? >> yes, gayle. that was his first question. in fact, i'm surprised it wasn't in the prepared remarks. >> are you surprised she turned this conversation to her? >> thank -- >> no not at all. >> seth plays along. >> be quiet mr. rose. it was the anniversary of the historic sift rights event.
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as we looked around the web this morning, we found a few reasons to make a long story short for you. mz.com has a story in chat ham, new jersey that made a terrible mistake. instead of giving prescription fluoride pills to dozens of children, it gave them medicine used to treat breast cancer. cbs has apologized. one poison control expert does not expect side effects for the kids who took the wrong pills. mtv website is reporting oprah winfrey will interview whitney houston's daughter. she'll talk about how she'd like her remembered and rumors about her death. as a scottish teenager found a winning lottery ticket in his room after his mom forced him to clean it. >> go mom. >> it was a-month-old but worth $84,000. >> how much does mom get? thanks to her he found it.
>> newspaper reports adele refuses to live by herself in her new mansion because she thinks it's haunted. she's given her driver additional duties as a bodyguard. bloomberg says the latest from hollywood. the lorax had a huge opening weekend. $70 million at the box office. wow. plus, best picture oscar winner the artist is selling 34% more tickets than before the oscars. the artist producer, harvey weinstein is heading to france to get an award. the most important medal in the country. that is long story short. this is a good year for harvey weinstein. >> i think you're right. good to be him. >> his giants won. >> that's right. >> the movies, not so bad. >> not too shabby. it was one of the ugliest moments of the civil rights era. bill plante, who covered civil rights in the '60s, takes us back to selma, alabama, 47 years after a terrible clash between protesters and police. you're watching "cbs this morning."
♪ ♪ in march of 1965, cbs news cameras rode along with schoolchildren in alabama during a legendary moment in the civil rights movement. >> on sunday, people gathered on selma's edmund pettus bridge for the anniversary of a brutal showdown there between the protesters and police. senior white house correspondent bill plante who covered the civil rights movement returned to selma yesterday. >> the remembrance of bloody sunday is a celebration now. but 47 years ago, the violence
of that day shocked the nation. >> you are ordered to disperse. >> the tiny alabama town of selma was the focus of a voting rights campaign and it met with great local hostility. on a sunday in march 1965 it exploded into state sanctioned violence but protesters tried to march from selma to the state capital of montgomery. john lewis was 22. a follower of dr. martin luther king. lewis was one of the two leaders of the martha fateful sunday. he was beaten, trampled and tear gassed when alabama state troopers charged the marchers at the foot of the edmund pettus bridge. >> i thought i was going to die. >> this weekend, john lewis, o now a long serving member of congress, was back on the bridge, older now, but still determined. >> i think it's important for those that was not even born, not even a dream to know what happened. know the price that was paid. the only thing i did, i gave a
little blood that day. >> for the past 12 years, lewis has been dedicated to making sure america and particularly the nation's lawmakers never forget the civil rights struggle. he leads a bipartisan annual for members of congress to selma where the march grew out of an act of violence in nearby marion. we were there in 1965. >> we were among the few newsmen who arrived early enough before the troopers held off the press. one negro was shot in the stomach. he is in critical condition. he thinks the trooper shot him. >> that man was jimmy lee jackson. eight days later, he died. his death was the spark that set off the idea for the march on montgomery. the planning was done here at brown chapel ame church where the previous couple of months the reverend dr. martin luther king had been preaching and praying to register voters in alabama. >> i want to thank you for responding to the call. >> at adiner hosted by the
governor and the alabama state capitol where jefferson davis was sworn in as president of the confederacy and george wallace vowed segregation forever, the young people who made the pilgrimage with lewis sang of a new day. ♪ >> 47 years in the making and proof that great change is possible in the span of a lifetime. >> bill plante is with us now. two things. one, john lewis was 22 years old. >> that's right. >> it reminds you of those brave, all those brave young men and women at that time. also brave young men and women of the arab spring of our time. it must have been hard to cover that kind of story without being drawn into it. >> charlie, nothing i have covered in 48 years at cbs news has been as divas that to keep myself out of. because, the constitution says everybody can vote. and if i believe that, that was
it's really jimmy fallon as we welcome you back. when that video came on, we all were started. hearing bruce springsteen go wiggle, wiggle is funny. we spoke with senator john mccain earlier as republican candidate in 2008, he made a surprising decision that affected the race. >> that his torque moment is at the center of a new movie, "game change". >> who all we vetted. >> romney, bloomberg. >> who can we win with? >> none of them. >> obama just changed the entire dynamic. >> it is a change year, sir. we desperately need a game changing pick. >> that hillary left 18 million in the glass ceiling in america. it turns out the women of america aren't finished yet and
you can -- >> jay roach is director and executive producer of game change. good morning. >> good morning. >> it's about the 2008 political campaign. you selected this particular part. why? >> there's a great story. she was one of the most electrifying figures when she was announced. it was a big moment in our political history. and i wanted to know what went on in the rooms when they decided to pick her. how it felt when it went so well and when it stopped going so well. >> why did they select her? >> i think they needed a big move. it was coming off of obamas sudden rise in the polls and they wanted to do something very bold. >> it was bold. i remember, she seemed to come out of nowhere. you remember in the beginning people don't know how it was pronounc pronounced. they weren't sure. now there are reports that maybe the movie is an attempt to undermine her, it's a conspiracy theory on your part. the producer's part.
to that you say? >> not at all. we wanted to make a very compelling film that could be told well in two hours. the book was incredible. you could have made a number of films on it. but i've always been interested in political strategists. our country is so polarized now. such an adversarial kind of approach to politics. i wanted to be in the room when these strategists said this is a way to answer that. this is a way to win it at all costs to crush our opponents. it just seemed like an astonishing decision. they had to rush. how did they get to that position? what did it feel like when this worked so well again and what was it like when she started to kind of go off the rails a little bit from their point of view. i was very fascinated by especially the story. >> they knew nothing about her when they selected her. >> they knew some about her. in five days, how much can you find out.
they're trapped by having to do it in total secrecy. they couldn't go and talk to -- >> couldn't vet her public. >> couldn't talk to her enemies, for example or her husband. people that you would normally go deep into. they weren't able to do that because they wanted to keep it secret. they succeeded in keeping it secret. they ended up with a lot more. >> what's the judgment about her contribution to the defeat of john mccain? was it -- >> in the film, you know, there's debate about it within the film. i think there's still debate about it. she certainly helped raise his status in the polls. no question. right after the great speech she gave at the republican convention. he jumped way up and was basically even with obama. if wasn't for the economy and a few other events, some of the interviews she did, i think there's an argument that she might have helped him win. >> what's interesting, there has been a lot of controversy from
the palin camp. but i think when you see the movie, and i did see it. you can almost feel empathy for sarah palin. was there a deliberate attempt to do that? was that just me? >> i'm glad you felt that way. because we were trying to humanize her, get past the iconography of which ever side you were on. whatever you thought about her was driven by the media impression. we felt there must be more going on under that. she was a very sympathetic person. she was at the beginning of it, she was under an incredible attack. she had a kid going off to iraq. she had a five-month-old baby with down's syndrome. two daughters, one pregnant and she's thrown on to the national stage. >> what's the relationship between mccain -- >> he's never said a negative word about her. that i found. he's very supportive of her. as far as i can tell, she continues to be supportive of him. i think he was grateful to her for helping him out through that campaign.
>> what does she think of the movie? >> what does sarah palin think? >> yes. >> she's come out and said it's not accurate. >> she is uses the word fiction. >> it's an incredibly well-researched movie. the guys who wrote the book interviewed everybody. the senior guys, too. we interviewed ourselves, danny strong, the great screen writer and i we did recount together. we learned to go to the sources directly. we went to the head guys who were there making the decisions. >> you feel good, jay, about the movie? and the truthfulness of the movie. >> i think it's a true story. i think it's a dramatization but it's compelling and it raises all the questions, i think, need to be raised about our political system. >> ed harris plays mccain and margulies -- julian moore plays palin. >> she was amazing. >> who plays steve schmidt. >> woody harrelson.
>> three of my favorite actors. we were determined to have them played by people you would want to relate to it. >> weren't you knocked out by julieian considering how we think of tina fey. >> she matched in every way and then also got the audience to connect with the heart of what she went through. >> did you do recount? you like political movies. >> i have come to enjoy making political films. i'm anxious about our political system. i want to make films that ask questions. >> what question does this ask? >> i think is win at all costs, is that the right strategy for every election? my statesmanship, country first, might that be a better guide for how it goes. >> thank you, jay. >> you did meet the parents too, charlie. got quite a resume. >> premieres on hbo this saturday. education has been low on most everybody's agenda in this
the former chancellor of new york city's public school says that america does not put enough value on education. students will pay the price says joel klein. >> in the post, the presidential candidates have devoted 1% of debate time to education issues. the ceo of news corporation's education division. we're pleased to have him here. gayle said why don't we talk more about education. it's crucial. what is wrong with the public debate in america? >> everything now is sound bites, charlie. education requires focus and attention and long-term commitments to very different outcomes for our kids. let me assure you. approximate we don't make this front and center, we will pay an enormous price.
the magic ingredient in america, you can change krur life with education. >> but aren't we at fault because of the debates. we ask the questions in the debates, not the candidates or the media should be asking these questions every day of every campaign. >> absolutely. no question about it. the media understands the importance of this question. but, again, you know there's so much debates even become so sound bite driven. so that people don't want to get into the heart and tough questions. how do you change a system where the poorest kids in america are now being undereducated. where other countries are going to beat us time and again because they prioritize education, they focus on recruiting the greatest teachers in their countries and insist every kid, no matter where, gets a high quality. >> do you think teachers get a fair shake in this debate? >> the great teachers should become america's heroes. it doesn't help to scapegoat anyone. we have to attract the best and brightest into teaching and reward those teachers that are doing great work.
what really strikes me is if you go to japan or south korea, you go to singapore, teachers are the heroes. >> yes. >> it's really critical. they should be. >> i'm trying to figure out, joel klein, how do we get people to understand that? i don't think people understand the link between economy and education. i don't think that they -- that a light bulb has gone off for america. >> you're absolutery right. in the 21st century, you need entirely different skills. when i started public school in new york, 60% of our workforce were high school dropouts. today it's less than 6%. if you don't have skills, this economy won't forgive you. the jobs that the people used to take that were not high skilled jobs are gone. they've been automated out of the system by technology. when you look at a young kid today in the third grade and fourth grade and she can't read and he can't do math, you can tell they won't be prepared. why we don't prioritize that. because that's the long-term investment and it long-term strategy that changes lives.
it changed my life. it changed so many other peoples lives. >> you were a surprise choice to be chancellor by mike bloomberg. another surprise, you left that job to become an executive for -- then we see you in london behind rupert murdoch. what role are you playing now and what tu tell us about that crisis today? >> what i'm doing at news corp. is running an education division that is developing software to bring high quality instruction to kids. in addition, as you pointed out, i was there when i started and was in london in terms of the phone hacking became an issue. at that point, rupert asked if i would help out. i've been spearheading to cooperate and get to the bottom of this. >> are you doing the internal investigation for news corp. of what actually went on with the newspapers in london? >> there's a team in london that's doing that. but that team reports in to me and i report directly to the
board. >> where does that stand today sh. >> it's a work in progress. but i think we're making progress. we'll get to the bottom of this. we'll make sure that whatever activities occurred that were improper, we fully report them and that the company moves forward. >> how should we view the resignation of james murdock to move from one job to another? >> i think james has come to new york and his focus has changed in the company. when you're in the middle of a heated debate, people want to overread things. but i think this is about james really moving to new york full-time and to reposition his role in the company. >> is there a new heir apparent? >> i don't get into that. >> this is not criminology. this is knowing what the conversation is. because a huge media company has been challenged because of some of the things that went on at some of its newspapers, fair must have? >> sure. >> it affects all kinds of things, including succession, a number of employees resigned. there's a question about the newspaper division especially of
this company and what came out of london. >> i would expect rupert murdoch who will be 81 next week, he will be there for a long time. he has a world class chief operating officer in chase carry. i think the core management team is solid and the company is moving forward even as we deal with the challenges. >> thank you very much for being here. >> thank you. keep focusing on education as you have been. >> thank you, charlie and gayle. >> you guys are doing great stuff. you really are. >> we like it. >> there's a book that you're not reading, this man can turn it into an incredible argument. believe how he does it. you're watching "cbs this morning" as joel klein does. e like it. >> there's a book that you're not reading, this man can turn achoo! nasal allergy symptoms
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printed books, if you think they'll be a thing of the past may want to pay close attention to this next story. >> it's about a canadian artist. he sees beautiful pictures. jeff glor went up north to see for himself. jeff, good morning. >> the artist's name is guy laramee. what he does to books might seem strange until you see the finished results. when guy laramee goes to work, lab coat, rubber gloves, circular saw, he almost looks like he's a doctor going in for surgery. laramee is a long way from putting things back together. he takes them apart. cutting, shaving, excavating. turning vintage books into stunning landscapes. >> it's in china. >> laramee has been working as an artist for 30 years. this idea only came to him in
1999 when he was in a metal shop in his native montreal and saw sandblasting cabinets. >> i took a book and put it in there. put the sandblasting gun on to it and that was it. >> this happened completely by happenstance? >> i don't know where this idea came from. within seconds, i saw the whole project unfolding. i saw the landscaping. >> 13 years later, the vision realized. incredibly detailed sculptures made only of paper and book bindings. a valley surrounded by lush hills. caves carved into a mountains e mountainside. canyons framing rivers. >> since i'm in love with books, often before destroying them i just go through them. >> people see what you do to books, do some people say, you can't -- books are sacred, why are you caring them up in.
>> i'm making them more sacred. what i do is a sacrifice. >> a sacrifice that laramee says makes a statement about our information age. can there be too much data? are we drowning in a sea of easy answers? >> i got drawn by this idea that, why do we need to know so many things? could you in fact, know more about the world by knowing less? >> these days, every single bit of knowledge you'd ever want is nothing more than a google search away. you think that's not necessarily a good idea? >> well, there's too much. we get lost. what we lose is ourselves. >> that sounds very eastern zen. gaining knowledge by erosion and not accumulation. it is. it's also hugely popular. his carvings sell for up to $20,000 apiece with demand rising. >> i remember having encyclopedia britannica collection as a kid. it didn't look like this.
>> i changed it a bit. >> he gets his ideas by walking into old bookstores. not by reading, but looking. >> i don't go to the movie anymore. i don't go to theater anymore. i don't even listen. i barely listen to music. but when i enter in the bookstore, it's like wow. >> wow quickly turns into work. as he whittles down all those words into scenery that can be so captivating, there are no words. >> i mean, landscape doesn't say anything. doesn't have -- the goal of convincing you of selling you ideas, it's beautiful. you feel more alive. you feel you're part of it. >> beautiful. >> yeah. >> how did you find him? >> we saw him online actually. now he's getting so many requests because so many people are following it. people are actually calling him and asking him to carve pictures of their pets or their dogs into
the side of his books he has politely declined the requests. he want to stick to landscaping. >> what happens to him now? >> well, he's going to keep making them. he can't keep up with demand right now. you saw him behind that piece of glass. he used to carve these books out in the open. but he developed serious health issues because he was breathing in all that dust. he has to do it differently as you can see behind that pane of glass in the sandblaster. >> is it harder? >> i think it is. but he's learned how to do it. more difficult to control for sure. >> i remember as a kid seeing the encyclopedia britannica. i had one of those. did you have a favorite one. >> i thought it was fascinating. it was eight feet long. some of the projects he spends up to four months working on. you can see how detailed they are. how much time he spends on them. >> amazing. >> i thought it was great. quick reminder. if you missed this morning's eye
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