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come by and say hi. good morning. it's friday, march 16, 2012. welcome to studio 57 of the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. the suspect in that deadly rampage in afghanistan gets a lawyer. we have new details on the military investigation. plus, this morning we'll ask newt gingrich why he's staying in the republican race despite some calls for him to step aside. snooim erica hill. tornados rip through parts of michigan destroying homes and leaving a path of destruction. we're at the scene as the search for victims continues. i'm gayle king. when they ran for office, many freshmen congressman said no more business as usual. our investigation said when it comes to the lobbyists, that may
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not be the case. when i see you at 8:00, the ceo of sears is here to show us his plan to get the company back on track. first, as we do every morning, we begin with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> a twister tears through a michigan neighborhood. >> rescue crews are on the scene near the village of dexter searching for survivors. >> we shut the door and prayed and held hands. >> leaving more than 100 homes damaged or destroyed. >> devastating. mother nature can be devastating. >> a senior american official told the new york times, due to stress, alcohol and domestic issues, the soldier "just snapped." >> new details emerge about the u.s. serviceman accused in the afghan massacre. >> the army staff sergeant got a lawyer today. >> he and his family were told that his tours were over and literally overnight that
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changed. >> drawing does work for natural gas and for saudi arabia. this is clearly baloney. >> they dismissed wind power, they dismissed solar power. >> i know he likes alternative energy but i'd rather see an alternative president. >> it takes serious coe hone is to go to puerto rico and tell them to stop saying that. >> apple's new ipad goes on sale today and the lines are long. >> australia daredevil has gone to great heights for his stunt. >> it's a goof with an attitude. this bold bird is boss in a missouri parking lot. >> one report that offering manning a contract for life. >> hockey skills when she met with squash to preparing for the olympic. >> hockey? >> my goodness. what an opener. an eye-opener. >> all that matters. >> hot dogs, got to be hot. >> on "cbs this morning."
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>> we rewrite the show right before the show. so sometimes we screw up. before the show. so sometimes we screw up. [ laughter ] captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." the lawyer for the u.s. army sergeant accused of killing 16 civilians in afghanistan, he says that soldier never wanted to go back to war. >> we still don't know the suspect's name but we are learning much more about him this morning. national security correspondent david martin is at the pentagon with the latest. david, good morning. >> good morning. pentagon officials have received reports that in the hours before the shooting rampage, the alleged shooter was drinking alcohol with two other soldiers with, which is forbidden in a combat zone and may well have played a role in the horrific events that followed. a day before the army sergeant allegedly went on his shooting rampage, he witnessed a fellow
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soldier get his leg blown off according to his lawyer. >> at this small base that he was at, somebody was gravely injured the day before the alleged incident. gravely injured. which affected all of the soldiers. >> attorney jon henry brown announced the new details thursday night and revealed his client is from the midwest, has two young children, ages three and four, and is a highly decorated soldier with a flawless military record. he said the suspect's family is stunned. >> we've never said anything an tag nis particular about news lums. in general been mild-mannered. they were very shocked by this. >> brown shut down reports the soldier had alcohol and marital problems. >> there's no mayor tol discord in this family at all. >> he says the 38-year-old, who
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had been injured twice in iraq was reluctant to go on another tour. >> he and the family were told that his tours were over and then literally overnight that changed. >> the family now staying at the soldier's military base near tacoma washington for their own protection. in afghanistan, lawmakers are outraged the suspect was flown to a military base in kuwait saying the families of the victims are demanding he be tried where the massacre took place. the kuwaitis were out raged to find out that the suspect was held in their country. as a result, he will soon be brought back to the united states, probably to the military prison at fort leavenworth, kansas. >> david, thank you very much. in the wake of saturday's -- the president is calling on the united states and allies to take all troops out of remote areas and afghan villages. correspondent lara logan is in washington. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> if these demands are carried out what, are the consequences? >> well, there's no indication
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these demand will be carried out. it is in line with the u.s. strategy to hand over to afghan security forces. whether that be in the villages or the towns. in one sense, it's not consistent. i mean it is consistent. but in another sense, it pushes up the timetable. what it seems to indicate is this issue is heavily politicized. it does play to something president karzai has bp saying for a long time. the problem is not in the vim annals of afghanistan. an aggressive strategy in the villages by the u.s. he feels that is replacing what really should be an effective strategy regarding pakistan. if you look at his statements over the last few years, he's made that point repeatedly and so far there's been no change in the u.s. policy towards pakistan. so it doesn't appear that the u.s. has heeded his call to this point and there's no indication that the u.s. is going to do anything dramatically differently now. >> no indication pakistan will
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do anything about its borders either. >> or its sanctions or aid for the militants, et cetera, et cetera. the list is endless. >> there's also the question of what strategy the united states can pursue if counter insurgency is able to be carried out in the way it's prescribed. >> well, that's very clear. but it's being carried out in the way it's prescribed now anyway. that's a question in itself. there is another question about whether there should or shouldn't be a counter insurgency. the taliban, charlie, were in power when the u.s. went in in 2001. they see themselves as a government trying to restore their rightful grasp and hold on power. they don't see themselves as an insurgent force. in the first place. so the whole picture in afghanistan is very distorted and only becomes more distorted when something like this happens. but the real question, i think, that you're asking is about trust. trust is the basis of the strategy, does it have any
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chance of succeeding if that trust is consistently eroded. you know, it appears logical that the less trust you have, the harder it is for any strategy to be successful. >> lara, when you say trust, you don't mean trust between officials but perhaps even more important the trust between the troops on the ground. the u.s. troops there and some of the afghan villages where they've been working? >> that's right. the basis for the strategy has been for the u.s. with the trust that it has to get afghan people to trust their own government. that's what the u.s. has asked american soldiers to do on the ground. at the same time, it's very, very significant to note that u.s. diplomats, for example the former ambassador of afghanistan, iek en berry, were responsible for undermining the credibility of the afghan government both in the u.s. and abroad by leaking cables, saying that they didn't trust them, karzai is not a reliable
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strategic partner, et cetera, et cetera. what you are left with is u.s. soldiers with an impossible mission. they're left -- their own government is saying that it can't be trusted. >> trust with kabul is one thing and hearts and minds of the people in the village is another. >> absolutely right. but i mean, those two things are very, very closely connected if your whole strategy rests on convincing the people in the villages that the government in kabul can be trusted. >> lara, thank you. the state department is calling north korea's plan to launch a long-range missile highly provocative. north korea announced it plans to put a satellite into orbit next month. a similar launch failed in 2009. the u.s. and others say the latest plan is nothing more than a test of north korea's military missiles. search teams are going door to door in southeast michigan this morning after a string of tornadoes severely damaged more than 100 homes. so far there are no reports of serious injuries. the small town of dexter,
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michigan, was hardest hit. maria hechanova at our lansing station is there. >> over 100 homes were damaged and 13 destroyed in a small town of dexter, michigan. >> initially, it's kind of a shock value. when people say my house is destroyed, that's your initial concept of how bad it really was. this morning, dexter residents assessed the damage. >> i thought it only hit this side of the house from what i was listening to. until i walked out and saw the garage was missing. >> he hid inside his home as he watched the tornado head straight towards him. >> i realized it was coming faster than i thought. i went down in the basement and got down there. i could hear it getting louder and louder. all of a sudden, everything started exploding, the doors. i could see the neighbors' houses were falling apart. >> the slow-moving large funnel cloud of wind, hail and rain touched the ground for 30 minutes tracking ten miles of
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devastation. >> you don't have enough time to pray or kiss yourself goodbye. you just sit there and wait and just hope that you're going to be there at the end. >> minutes later, a second funnel cloud was spotted southeast in the town of ida where the storm tore through a home. yesterday a 77-degree high, tied the record for the warmest ides of march in southeast michigan history when a canadian cold front blew in, the weather system was ripe for the violent weather that turned these lives upside down. >> it's devastating. mother nature can be devastating. there's nothing really that can be said to that. to lose your home or have a it significantly damaged. >> despite the damage in the area, no deaths have been reported. authority say that's because yesterday's tornado warning gave residents 26 minutes to take cover. for "cbs this morning," i'm maria hechanova in dexter, michigan. the republican presidential candidates have another busy weekend ahead, including tomorrow's caucus vote in missouri. later today, mitt romney goes to
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puerto rico where there's a primary on sunday. the democratic candidates are busy too. speaking to auto workers in toledo, ohio. vice president joe biden lashed out at the republicans for saying gm and chrysler should have gone bankrupt. >> look, i want to tell you what's real bankruptcy. the economic theories of gingrich, santorum and romney. they are bankrupt. if you give any one of these guys the keys to the white house, they will bankrupt the middle class again. >> and in maryland, president obama dismissed the candidates' calls for lower gas prices. >> every time prices start to go up, especially in an election year, politicians dust och their three-point plans for $2 gas. i guess this year they decided we're going to make it $2.50.
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i don't know -- why not $2.40. why not $2.10. former house speaker newt gingrich has used that figure a lot lately. there's a primary vote next saturday where he is now. >> did you hear the president? >> good morning. >> i did. it's a funny thing. they've asked the saudi arabians to pump a lot more oil. the secretary of energy said they're grateful they were going to do, hoped it would drive down prices. apparently drilling in saudi arabia is fine. paying the saudis allow billions of dollars is fine, to the royals is fine. it's the americans obama doesn't like to help. why not drill in the united states. why not have the money stay here. why not create jobs here? they can't a have it both ways. the fact is, his plans are for much more expensive gasoline and when biden talks with the middle class, who does he think buys the gasoline? this administration is punishing
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the american middle class with high unemployment rates combined with high gasoline prices and it's kind of ironic that biden want to pretend those are good innings for the middle class. >> one of the things the president was raising and you have spoken to before is how much of an increase in domestic production could have what impact on gas prices in this country in the near future? >> well, i think, depending what you mean by future. a two-year period or three-year period. an enormous amount. >> what do you mean when you mean $2.50. >> as rapidly as possible. let me give you an example. natural gas production has gone up 11% since 2008 and the result is the price of natural gas has fallen. the equivalent fall in gasoline would be 1.13 d a gallon. i'm not saying we can get to that. but that literally is the exact
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parallel. if gasoline fell as much as natural gas has fallen since 2008, it will be $1.13 a gallon. i'm happy to say the gingrich plan moves you toward $2.50 or less. the obama plan moves you toward 9 or 10 d or more. his idea of algae works at $850 a barrel. it's a fundamental difference in the two approaches. >> most oil analysts will tell you the speculation is having an impact and should be more regulation on speculation. do you favor that? >> well, people that i trust who are experts in the area think if you required that people cover the margins and put up real money and then can't just speculate on -- without having put anything up. would you automatically take $20, $30 out of the system. i'd be very willing to look at that -- that doesn't affect the long-term trend line. what affects the trend line is what's happening in north dakota where new technology has given us -- we've jumped from 150 million barrel reserve to 24
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billion barrels in the last decade. that's an enormous supply of oil in north dakota alone. some people might think it could go 500 billion barrels. i'm arguing. the president is anti-american oil. he's for brazilian oil and saudi arabian oil. shipping our jobs overseas. there's a fundamental difference here about how we would approach the reality of middle class driving a car or driving a truck. >> let me turn to afghanistan. when you look at what's happened there and the reaction from president karzai, does it affect your decisions or your understanding or your impression of what the you state should do now in afghanistan and that the mission that the united states has been on there? >> i thought your discussion a few minutes ago was superb. it captured exactly what the problem is. it's divided between two
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countries. there's a huge population in pakistan. you will never solve the problem. as long as the taliban has a safe zone in pakistan. karzai's frustration is legitimate. at the same time, we're asking our young men and women to do something that's probably impossible. trying to go into the villages as outsiders, clearly foreigners and trying to somehow get the villagers to trust their own government strikes me as backwards of you have to send trained afghans to go into the villages. but i don't see -- it's almost as though we're doing what we know how to do even if it won't win the war. we're doing what we know has to be done. i think you cannot solve afghanistan without pakistan being part of it. >> let me get to a political question. under what circumstances, under what circumstances would you end your campaign before the convention? >> probably none. i have 176,000 donors. everywhere i went in illinois
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yesterday, people said please stay in the race, please represent big ideas, please represent things like $2.50 a gallon gas. a personal social security fund. so i just gave you the answer, charlie. probably none. >> follow-up. which would be if mr. aid adelson and his contribution changed, if he urged you to change your campaign, would you do it then? >> no. i'm happy to have somebody who cares passionately about the survival of israel and independently supports me, just as i'm sure mitt romney is happy to have 16 billionaires supporting him and i assume the president has hundreds of people supporting him. that's the way the game is played unfortunately. i have 176,000 donors at they want me to stay in the race. i represent their interest as individuals. >> the chance you stay in the convention is 99%.
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>> i'll be with you in tampa, charlie. i'll be with you in tampa. >> and we'll still be asking those questions. time to show you some of the headlines from around the globe. google is being investigated for by passing privacy settings on safari web browser. google says it's been removing the tracking program and will cooperate with investigators. in britain, the daily mail has a warning from the world health organization. we're approaching the post antibiotic era. it says antibiotics are getting so weak and the bugs are getting so strong that even sore throats could soon be potentially deadly. >> the new york times reports that san francisco is testing a program on its parking meters. it raises the price of parking to as much as $6 an hour if the block is crowded. it would lower the prices when there are more open spaces. the goal is to have more parking spaces available on every block more often. london is cracking down on fast police officers. the telegraph has the story about a plan to give all cops an
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the 2010 election brought dozens of new members to congress promising no more business as usual. we found some tea party republicans welcoming lobbyists in open arms at a private retreat. it's a hidden camera investigation you'll see only on "cbs this morning." the big time tv ministry behind hour of power is fading out. we'll show you why it's moving crystal cathedral to a movie theater. you're watching "cbs this morning." this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by usaa. proudly serving the financial needs of the military, veterans and their families.
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lined up outside the apple store on fifth avenue in new york city. midtown. they're lining up, of course, to buy the brand new ipad this morning. the lines at that store will literally wrap around the block. this morning is no exception. my son on the floor last night. order it and wait for it in the mail next eek. >> some of the reviews are pretty good. >> there are as you know, 468 congressional campaigns going on right now. that means a lot of serious fundraising. much of it is behind closed doors. except at a south florida resort. cbs news got an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes. >> investigate toif
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correspondent sharyl attkisson is on capitol hill. >> good morning. this was the first campaign for a group of freshmen republicans faced tough campaigns against democrats and need big money to buy tv time. they get that wooing special interests who are willing to pay special money for special access. >> in 2010, many freshman republicans were swept into congress on the promise of doing things differently. >> i'd be scared right now. >> fast forward to 2012. the ocean reef club in keilar goe, florida. home to 54 holes of championship golf and a private marina full of luxury yachts. that's why we caught up with a select group of republican freshmen engaged in business as usual. but they didn't comma loan. they invited big campaign donors
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and lobbyists to join them for a price. we secretly sent our cameras along for an inside look at the first joint fundraisers where special interests got the access ordinary americans can only dream of. on the golf course. over drinks at the resort bar. and a private beach lagoon. book your key largo get away now reads the invitation, the hosts are spencer bachus, pete sessions and 12 republican freshmen. adams, canseco, crawford, dold, duffy, fincher, fitzpatrick, webster, grimm, hayworth, renacci and gardner. here's canseco and gardner heading in to host happy hour. donors had to pay at least $10,000 to get in. during his campaign, gardner promised average voters would inspire his actions. >> i will always put colorado families before the washington special interests. >> but in key largo, gardner
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appeared to offer special interests lot of face time. here he's talking to an it tend ee who says he works for a bank. they head out on a group of boats here, including one named good life. looks like congressman daniel webster is going fishing too. back in 2010 at a tea party rally, webster criticized washington's ways. >> america is not broken. washington is. >> then there's congressman jim renacci manning the golf cart. donors got time on the links as part of the deal. some congressmen brought their pouss and special interests got to share lively dinner conversation at a restaurant with gourmet delights, such as braced baby octopus. there's gardner and canseco again and congressman back us. he was the subject in an ethics investigation.
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he denies the allegations. >> later canseco was mingling over drinks. then congressman sessions joins the conversation. an individual can legally give up to $46,200 to this joint fundraiser. the money split among the freshmen. it's perfectly legal for members of congress to o have a get away at a florida resort. the question is, why do lobbyists pay thousands of dollars to be here with them? what are the lobbyists getting in return? none of the congress members agreed to an interview. they referred us to paul lindsay at the national republican congressional committee which organized the get away. >> what are the donors getting out of the weekend? >> they're getting a republican house -- >> isn't there something that doesn't look right about this, even though it follows the letter of the law and ethics rules. >> i think the public is also seeing that president obama has had many high level fundraisers throughout the country in cities like new york and los angeles.
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>> as president, obama is a democrat fundraiser in chief. >> we have so much more work we have to do. >> he recently headlined eight fundraisers in one week. ticket can cost upwards of $35,000. the money split between his presidential campaign and other democrats. watchdogs question whether this high priced access unfairly influences politicians. nine of the key largo congressman are on the committee that regulates banks. we didn't get the guest list but it includes at least one bank lobbyist. we showed lindsay video of congressman sessions whose chairman of the national republican committee. >> unless you can guarantee me that president obama and nancy pelosi and democrat super pacs are going to disarm and not spend money against republican candidates in the fall, we'll do everything we can to have the resources necessary to compete. >> the republicans refuse to give us the donor guest list for
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the weekend but at the end of march, the end of the month they have to disclose all of that to the federal election commission. democrats also disclose their donors regularly under election law. charlie and erica? >> sharyl, thank you. one of america's best known mega churches is changing hands. california's crystal cathedral has a new owner and identity. we'll show you why. you're watching "cbs this morning." twinkle twinkle hope appears.
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with apple. one more example of the power of social media. >> for the first time since tell evangelist robert schuller began preaching 57 years ago, he and his family have no connection to the crystal cathedral in southern california. >> the ministry and the hour of power program have fallen on hard times. we want to welcome brian rooney in los angeles for us this morning. brian, good to have you with us. >> thank you very much. >> erica, back in the 1970s in the formative days for robert schuller, there were about 50 mega churches in the you state. that would be churches with an attendance of maybe 2,000. now there are 1300 of them. it was robert schuller and his television broadcast and the crystal cathedral that parted the waters for the churches that followed. >> the cathedral is one of the most recognizable churches in the country designed as a window on god. in his prime, he towered as high as his church.
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>> this is the day the lord has made. let us rejoice. >> robert schuller drew international recognition as one of the first to spread the word from the electronic pulpit. one of the first of the tell evangelists. >> hour of power. schuler said if you can dream it, you can do it. his dream built a ministry that once reached 20 million people around the world. this sunday, the ministry returns to its root with a sermon to be delivered by schuller's daughter in the multiplex across the street. they were forced out of the church her father started. >> it's not maybe the story or script that you would want to write for your life. but it doesn't matter. >> from a peak in the '90s. the aging congregation dwindled. the recession hit and income dropped by a third. elaborate holiday pro ducks helped push the church to bankruptcy. the cathedral was sold to the local catholic diocese. it's ended up in lawsuits and
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his only son is estranged from the family. >> did you go too big? >> i don't think so. i think i would rather grow too big and implode than not try to reach all those people. >> sheila coleman delivered the last schuller sermon in the cathedral. she plans to take her message and her father's ministry to the internet. >> i think the era is coming quickly to a close in terms of television. you can get a message and put it on the web much and i think that's the future. >> as many as 75 million people a month still watch christian programming on television. mega churches are growing but their income is shrinking. the fall of the house of schuller could be a harr bin jer. robert schuller announced he's broke. >> it's been a humbling experience for this dreamer who never quits. >> could lose his home in. >> i don't know. i don't know the details. the fiscal details. >> he hasn't come to the kid yet for help? >> no.
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i've offered. i actually offered. >> he said? ? >> they said not yet. >> but she has to sell her home because she has no income. and her new ministry is unlike tloi have the reach on the internet the family once had on the airwaves. >> you take and you do the best with whatever you have. that's what my dad taught me. >> we spoke to some members of the congregation yesterday who said they would follow her anywhere, even to the movie theater. the rest may have to resort to google will. we asked her whether it was heartbreaking to leave the cathedral. she said it was, but it's not about the building or a place. it's about the message which they can deliver anywhere. >> good to have you with us
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each year. >> i'm a romantic man. so to me, that's an easy question. i love flowers and they're pretty. >> for those snapping early pictures. >> i could imagine what they look like when they're fully out. >> the pink buds have burst on a few trees. ever seen a bloom this early? >> i haven't. >> soon the roughly 4,000 teresa long d.c.'s title basin will take on the cloud-like shapes that have dazzled crowds for a century. this is one of the original trees here, right? >> as far as we know, yes. >> you can tell by looking at it. >> exactly. >> ann mcclellan wrote the book on d.c.'s cherry blossoms, literally. in fact, she wrote two. >> it's always been something that renews itself year after year and yes, is an important expression of international friendship. >> 2,000 were delivered in 1910, a gift from the city of tokyo. but upon arrival, they had to be burned. infested with insect. just two years later, the
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japanese sent 3,000 more. an experience that has withstood the test of time, much like the friendship between the two countries that started it all. about 100 of those original trees are still here 100 years later. the national park service says that peak bloom begins next tuesday, march 20th, the first official day of spring. charlie, erica. >> another reason to plan a field trip. sears is not blossoming these days. closing stores, bankruptcy rumors. the ceo is here to talk about his plans to turn the store around. you're watching "cbs this morning." >> this portion of "cbs this morning," sponsored by kleenex brand tissues. soft necessary worth sharing. are america's softest... no wonder people want to share them with the ones they love. ♪ ♪
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it's time for gayle. she has a look at what's coming up in the next hour. thank you, charlie. after closing so many stores, some thought that sears was going out of business. the ceo is here to tell us why that's not true and he's making change. a lot of women are making more money than the men in their lives. the richer sex is telling us how that affects the job, the kids and the sex. it's march madness and armen keteyian has five things to know about the ncaa. i'm thinking syracuse almost
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lost round one. is that something we should know about the ncaa? he's a syracuse alum. i could not resist. you're watching "c
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do you think she's done this before? i don't know. kate middleton playing field hockey with the british olympic team in london yesterday. it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." may i just say, charlie rose, happy friday. >> you're happy it's friday. >> you too? >> i am too. i'm charlie rose. from the 1940s to the 1980s, sears was the biggest retailer. with trouble competition, the company hasn't made a profit in a decade. >> rumors of sears going to bankruptcy. well, we can get the answers to that as we welcome lou
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d'ambrosio. hole owe there. >> good to see you, gayle. >> you've heard the rumors, i know. >> should the sears shoppers be worried. >> the sears shoppers should not listen to what they here. >> are the reports premature or greatly exaggerated. >> greatly exaggerated. customers vote with wallets. we had $40 billion worth of sales last year. over a billion people. visit our stores and website last year. in fact, there's still a lot of people coming to sears. >> why are you closing all these stores? >> because we want to continue to improve the operations. clearly, there were errors that we made in the past. we could have executed better. i would say mostly, charlie, we want to -- in ways we haven't done in several years. i think any company that's success fum, it loses focus on
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constituents which are customers. you can wander a bit. some of the executions have not been stellar. we're addressing all of that. i think with the new programs rolling out, the new membership program we're putting in place, i think they're going to see a new sears. >> sears has new kinds of competition too. not only walmart but also target and other stores that are -- other companies that are doing better than sears. yet sears had the brand name. sears had the reputation, sears had a lot going for it. >> sears resides for most of us deep in the american consciousness. we have a set of brands, whether kenmore, diehard, craftsman. it's special. those brands and that brand reputation has endured. now by refocusing on the customer and giving them touch of services they want, for example, if you buy something you don't like it, you want to return it, no receipt required. want to buy something online. pick it up on the store. >> what do you think a customer most wants. sam walton thought he wanted quality at low prices, low
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prices. that was the genius that made them successful. >> i think price is important. but it's not the only thing. i think what customers want is great quality, affordable prices and outstanding service. so if we provide the kenmore washer with great service, we will in many situations get that sale. >> the obvious question is why do you think you can do it now? eddie lamb pert, the private equity genius who got control of sears, has wanted to change this company for a long time. i mean, he's a very smart man. he's been unable to do it even though he had a hands-on approach. he's incredibly smart. he's passionate. he put his money where his mouth is in terms of this company is 125 years old. nobody has committed more of their financial resources to this company. >> worse than better. >> when you're transforming something, it doesn't happen overnight. the whole world is changing. technology is changing the way we work and live, the way we
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shop. people could go online tonight. then go look at the product in the store. then on the way home, go to the mobile application to order it. we're going to allow that to be a simple, a seamless process for our customers. actually, i think many of the investments that we've made, you're going to see the results of those coming in the short term. >> let me just say, i love the no receipt required policy. >> bravo to you for that. >> i love your enthusiasm. clearly, you don't look like a guy who is worried. it can be disconcerting and troubling to see the headlines about sears. when you look at it, lou, what do you think you need o do? what concerns you most? what do you think you need to do? i hear you say about putting the customer first. i get that. when you go home, what are you thinking about what you need to really do to get the message? >> i'm thinking about how do we provide the services that make you have an extraordinary experience in today's environment. what's happening is technology is changing so much. we believe technology can make the shopping experience more
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personal, not less personal. we provide deals to you, gayle, we want your deal to be different than, say, charlie's. it's based on what you want. >> charlie and i like a deal. we do like different deals. he's not into shoes. >> but really, it's a personalized deal based on what you want. it's the type of services that you want. social shopping. through our website on shop your way, you can track your friends and see what they're buying and you could be cued into rry into purchase if that's what you want. it's been exclusively for a certain tier of customer, we're going to dee mock rah advertise that for the masses. >> how long do you give this opportunity to turn sears around? >> first of all, we have plenty of time. we're financially -- we have several billion dollars of liquidity.
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>> more -- when the opportunity presents itself, lot of value for assets, we'll consider that. make no mistake about it, we're here to transform this company to make it great again. when i first became involved in sears, we all think of our personal memories. for me, it was my dad taking me to the sears auto center. we grew up in a blue collar background. when we used to go to the sears auto center and watch the tires get rotated, it reminded me how -- >> it's a great thing to do. >> bringing the company back into that american consciousness, but using the technology of today to create extraordinary service for our members is what we're going to do. >> nice to have you at the table, lou. >> i don't know if i want you to know what i am buying. i would like to keep track of you. thank
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skille capitol hill is the latest battleground. each is accusing the other of playing politics. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. nancy, good morning. >> erica, gayle, good morning to you. women's issues have become so politically charged here on capitol hill lately. now democrats are accusing republicans of refusing to stand by victims of domestic violence. but republicans say democrats are just setting a political trap for them. the violence against women act passes every five years with overwhelming support. but this year it's in jeopardy. >> combatting domestic violence
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and sexual assault is an issue we should all be able to agree on. >> since 1994 the act has provided federal grants for domestic violence programs and law enforcement. but this year's version includes some new provisions, extending domestic violence programs to same sex couples, giving native american tribes more prosecution powers and enabling some illegal immigrants who have been battered to get temporary visas. >> it's a danger any less real because you happen to be gay or lesbian? i don't think so. but republicans accuse democrats of playing politics with domestic violence. >> i have cautioned my republican colleagues not to walk into a trap. >> moderate republican senators, susan kol o ins of maine supports the bill and says democrats are refusing to allow any changes to it. because necessity want to label republicans who vote against it as soldiers in a war on women. >> sadly, i think that some of
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my democratic colleagues are trying to use this bill to drive a wedge between republicans and women voters. this should not be a partisan issue on either side. >> the debate comes on the heels of a controversy over contraception fueled by these comments, conservative rush limbaugh made about a georgetown law student who advocated for birth control coverage. >> it means you're a slut, right? she want to be paid to have sex. >> democrats believe that fight and clashes over planned parenthood and abortion will cross the gop with women in the fall. >> that's why they've moved up the timing of this bill. they want to hold the vote now to fully capitalize on o these controversies. gayle and erica? >> nancy, thank you. capitalizing on them. there's another fight in washington against tobacco. this is "healthwatch" this morning. the government opened a new $54 million anti-smoking campaign.
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it's starting thursday and it features graphic print ads and tv commercials. a little warning before i show you. >> the name is roosevelt. always thought that cigarette smoking messed up your lungs. i never thought that at only 45 would give me a heart attack and i never thought it would stop me from playing basketball with my kids. never thought it would give me a scar like this. and i never thought it would change my life forever. my tip is, do your heart a favor and quit now. >> now, is that enough to get people to quit? with us is dr. jonathan wiseman, director of the smoking cessation program at langone medical center. good morning, doctor. >> good morning. >> we didn't show some of the ads that are far more graphic. my mother died at the age of 61. i know smoking contributed to it. we would show you the grossest picture. all that really did was tick her
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off. do you think these ads are effective? >> we're going to find out one way or another. there is some evidence from studies done around the world that graphic images have been effective at getting people to wake up and realize that smoking is not good for them. there's a group who will pay attention. there are other groups who say this is -- >> or it's too gross. >> some of them -- some are really gross. i'm wondering is the message getting lost? >> it can get lost. people will be disturb and may look away and say i can't look at that. or they may not identify at all. that's not me. >> there is a chance this could backfire. then what works? we see higher taxes. we see smoking bans all over the place. in new york city and the parks you can't light up. is any of that having an effect? >> it is. we have to have a concerted effort and use all the weapons that we have so increasing taxes
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is one way of doing it, making smoking anti-social so that you can't smoke in public places. i think this is an excellent idea. preventing product placement and limiting how the tobacco industry can actually advertise or use their dollars to promote the tobacco industry to adults and to children. >> i really -- go ahead, erica. >> you mentioned children. one of the biggest is nine out of ten smokers start before the age of 18. the ads don't seem to be targeting kids. >> they're not targeted at kids. there is research from australia that looked at graphic advertisements and whether kids took notice. some did. but these commercials, this campaign is not directed at children. we have to be cautious about that. it is the children who start smoking. we know there are over 3,000 kids who start smoking each and every day. and that is a tremendous concern. we have to consider whether the children are going to pay heed to these commercials. >> i think whether it's a good
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thing or pad thing, at least we're talking about it. i for one for whatever we can do to get people to stop, stop. >> we have to talk about it. it's very important. which ever way this debate goes, as long as there's debate, as long as there's a way to keep it in the public eye, it will be effective. >> that's a good thing. thank you dr. whiteson. good to see you. what would you do if you found $7,000? would you give it back? yes i would. it happened to one man in texas. we'll tell you what he did. that's a long story short. you're watching "cbs this morning." >> cbs "healthwatch" sponsored by the alzheimer's association. wake up!
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the wrecking ball. that's bruce springsteen's latest album. he came in number one this week. go bruce. as we looked around the web this morning, we found a few reasons to make a long story
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short. usa today says red flags are being raised about green food. you may be eating it on st. patrick's day tomorrow. retailers use green food coloring in everything from milkshakes to bagels. some nutritionists warn that the calories are more dangerous than the additives. be careful. >> the next one may restore your faith a little bit. there's a story of a doughnut shop owner who left a bag with $7,000 in it on top of his car and drove away. street cleaner was on the job, found the bag. he gave it to his boss who then returned to to the grateful owner who said he was shocked someone was so honest. >> you would return it, erica? >> i would. >> a must-see for whitney houston fans. hollywood reporter says her movie, the bodyguard will return to the big screen in select theaters nationwide for one night only. that's march 28th. that happens to be the 20th anniversary of the film. the washington post is saying goodbye to yoda the dog. the 15-year-old chihuahua mix
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died in her sleep. she took top honors last year at ugliest dog. she was mistaken for a rat when she was found behind an apartment building. >> i see the similarity. a detroit woman is thanking author mitch albom. 101 -- she's 101. she was allowed back in her foreclosed home this week after being evicted in september. albom, a detroit native, bought her house, renovated it using $20,000 from his own charity and that's a long story short. >> special hug to mitch albom. we remember tuesdays with morery. go mitch. tomorrow on "cbs this morning" saturday, are your co-workers making you fat? we'll show you how to avoid the goodies in the break room without causing a stir? i don't know, gayle is inspiring me to slim down. that's tomorrow on "cbs this morning" saturday. >> always blame the co-workers. >> right. >> always good. >> ladies, it turns out our wallets are getting fatter. that's a good trend, right?
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i've always said president obama was an al qaeda coddler. now his administration is proving it again. >> elderly travelers could soon get a break at airport security. starting monday, the tsa will test new procedures for passengers 75 and older. they can leave their shoes on for one thing. >> what? are they crazy? have you seen their shoes? those things could be made entirely of plastic explosives. wake up, tsa. old people are powder kegs. gold bond powder, but still. >> but they're comfortable walking shoes. >> thank you, stephen colbert.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." throughout history, men have traditionally supported their families. our next guest says get ready for the big flip. >> monday will take over as the bread winners in the decades to come. her new book, they have the transform -- welcome. >> thank you so much. great to be here. >> what's the con kwens of this. >> i think the consequences in the long-term will be good. there's no question for women that earning more in their relationships gives them more power and more bargaining power as the economists say in their relationship. men are doing more housework than they ever have. >> say that part again. >> men are doing more housework than they ever have. for men also, there are going to be more options, more flexibility in life in terms of life choices. less pressure, hopefully to take a job that they don't want to shall simply in order to support a family. i think men will have an array of options more time with families. >> does that suggest no cultural or other kinds of resistance to
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this inevitability? >> i think there will be cultural resistance. there's still stigma that couples face, even when it's working out well for them in their relationships. sometimes the in-laws aren't happy. i interviewed husbands who were the secondary earn error the supportive spouse and felt stigmatized. >> or the public. i want to pick up on that for a second. i have several friends in this situation. they said look, we're happy. i'm happy. he's happy. it's only when we go out and we feel we have to explain unnecessarily so. so how do you get around the judgment that people have? take the in-laws out of it. just society in general. >> and i interviewed a number of young women who developed strategies when they go out and are meeting men. they will try to down play their earnings a little bit and say things like oh, well here's movie tickets. they were giving them away at work. they had purchased them in advance. they would carry ones and tens to sort of discreetly pay for
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parking or drinks object tips without seeming like they were paying. sometimes women would lie. they would minimize their profession and instead of saying i'm a lawyer, say i'm a music teacher. >> how can that make a guy feel good? >> i don't think it does. i think they're working harder than they need to. studies show that for men, when they rank a marital partner, earnings have gone way up in men's estimation and domestic skills have really plummeted. women are quite a bit more interested in men who have domestic skills than they used to be. >> in her book, charlie likes that women like a man who is good in bed and good at washing dishes. >> i'm sorry. go ahead. >> haven't washed dishes in a long time. [ laughter ] touche. >> here's the question. when was the last time you, you being a very successful single woman with a huge paycheck went
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out and -- >> go ahead. go ahead. >> i did that to get their predictable understanding and feedback i would get. when is the last time you, for example, took a man out for dinner and picked up the check? most of the time, some of the time, almost never? >> for sure, some of the time. >> is it ever a problem? >> no, no. it's not because he can't afford it. to me, it depends on the nature of the relationship. i have no trouble with picking up the check, none. but i think a lot of women feel that way. >> right. although i think most women would be glad to pick up a check. i interviewed women who said all i want is a nice dinner. i'm really fine with that. >> exactly right. >> what about the message it sends to kids who are raised in house holds where dad is the stay at home dad and mom is working. what message does send to them? >> i think it sends a message of flexibility and options. i interviewed adult young women of bread winning moms, they were in the first generation. they said, i want to be like my
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mom. she's successful. she's happy. they love the attention they got from their fathers. i interviewed a young woman, stephanie hawkins who said it was cool when my dad picked me up from school. he was the only dad around and i bragged about it. i interviewed a bread winning woman, rhonda mcnally who said my daughters are going to expect what they've gotten from their father. he's not a baby-sitter. he's engaged. that's what they will expect. >> this will be easier for the generation that follows. >> men are not feeling lesser than. that's the point that's so important to make. >> men are feeling, i think, happy and proud of their partners and like they have a new array of choices. >> children see them as two human beings who are our parents and do everything. >> thank you, liza. one shining moment comes at the end of march madness. but we couldn't know. armen keteyian is here. he'll have five things you
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three for eye tie. here it comes. it's good! >> the buzzer beater for you in tennessee. that shot from 75 feet. >> wow. >> high school tournament game into overtime. a team from lake county that hit that last second shot ended up winning the game. congratulations to them. welcome back to "cbs this morning." not too shabby. >> i always love a buzzer beater. every year in march madness you can count on it. $8.5 million in work productivity. we'll tell you might have five things you should know about the ncaa basketball tournament. >> chief investigative correspondent armen keteyian is with us. he has covered seven, seven final fours for cbs sports. good morning. >> good morning.
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>> what do we need to know? >> new orleans shall the site of the final four this year. this is the fifth time they'll host a final four. there has been crazy things happening in that city. go back to 1982. that was the iconic shot that michael jordan hit to win the game for north carolina in the national championship. that was cbs's first year that they had the final four in the tournament. then they go to 1987. syracuse is just about ready to win the tournament. they're missing free-throws down to the end. 28 seconds left. a one-on-one they missed and keith smart for indiana hits the shot to hit it 74-73 for indiana. in 1993, the infamous chris weber time-out that michigan didn't are for the fab five. that secures dean smith's second and last national championship at north carolina. so i think some new orleans voodoo here could be happening. >> i'm not trying to rub it in. >> you mentioned syracuse.
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almost lost yesterday -- >> i watched that game. i shouldn't say that. i actually was working yesterday. i caught it out of the corner of my eye. >> preparing for this segment. >> absoluteliment. >> they're one of the number one seeds in the tournament. you know, they look shaky right now. >> let's move on to number two. feel good story. which school has the feel-good story of 2012? >> you have to feel good about the murray state racers. they were undefeated for much of the seasonment they're now 31-1. they're a sixth seed. they played great yesterday, blew out colorado state. they have an interesting kid, isaiah cannon. a guard from mississippi. but went through all the horrors of katrina. so the racers are a team, i think, they play marquette on saturday, number three seed. that should be a terrific game. >> they have cinderella written all over them. >> i picked duke. my son graduated from there. charlie is an alum.
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i picked duke. everybody tells me no. >> it's not a good idea. >> why, because kentucky is inevitably going to beat them? >> i think kentucky is the team to beat. but last night virginia commonwealth, if you remember last year, they were the 11th seed in the turp amount and they went to the final four. they've got a terrific young coach in shaka smart. he's 34 years old. third year with the team. they beat wichita state last night. which was a number five seed. i think if you're looking for a team, they have this havoc defense. a young team. they're a team, a cinderella team to look at. they play indiana an saturday. >> back to the list. number four. >> i think coach californpari. the highest paid coach in college basketball. >> how much does he make? >> i don't know exactly. but he's north of $4 million a year. >> got anthony davis. >> he does have anthony davis.
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he's got the best player in the country. you watch him now. he'll be the number one pick in the nba draft. >> i think he is. i think he's a terrific coach. he gets kids to play hard. he has a lot of freshmen on his team. he gets them to play. they're going to be -- i think they're the team to beat. >> the final four will be the final four. kentucky -- >> north carolina. >> marquette. >> marquette. >> one more. >> and one more. >> that's not on the list. the list of five we need. it's very important. like most people, one of my favorite parts of the tournament is one shining moment. thanks for -- got bragging to do. one shining moment is in the mid 1980s when i was in sports illustrated. they were looking for a song. sing r songwriter from ann arbor.
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there's dave there. >> love this song. >> 27 years, it's been the signature song. great man. >> it's great to be your friend. >> thank you. >> arm en thank you. coverage of the ncaa basketball tournament continues at noon eastern time right today. there goes the productivity on a friday. you can catch it here on cbs. we think that you're going to want to flip out over this next story. jeff glor put a spin on wall trampoline. how do they do that anyway? he'll show us after the break. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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jumping on a trampoline. probably not what you think of if you're thinking extreme
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sports. recently, we read a group in canada is actually trying to take what's known as wall trampoline to the x games. who better check it out than special correspondent jeff glor who went to quebec city for a look. maybe a little fun too. good morning. >> put me in danger. kr not? good morning, erica. you figure the last thing you want next to a trampoline is a hardwood en wall. but that's why these gymnasts are different. they do not like the usual rules. >> julienne roberge will be right back. but not before he and his gymnast friends show off their latest feat. wall trampoline. ♪ roberge is hoping wall trampoline because an official contest in the x games and right now he's get a lot of help from this extraordinary 30-second online video.
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a mind bending ten drop and jump example of his work shot by friend genevieve. >> one of those moments where you think, this is going to change something. this is -- yes. this is one of those moments where the future is going to go in a different way because of it. >> unlike traditional trampoline, a rigid and regulated olympic sport, wall trampoline is a rebel son. they were encouraged to improvise. >> how do you describe it? >> it feels like trampoline but way cooler. you don't have to do free bounces before you start your routine. you already start at the top. >> you're inventing a new sport? >> basically. though not entirely. entertainment giant cirque du soleil used a wall for years. now, many would like to see it graduate from the big tents to the big time. >> a lot of people from the
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bigger shows in town come and train. >> jeff jay, owns the werk shop, an extreme sports school in las vegas. he says wall trampoline is so popular here, he's hired two coaches to teach it. he's putting up a new wall. the wall that we'd like to build is 21 feet. we're going to rake it back a bit so it's easier to run on and put windows in it. >> one of his athletes, chris purdy loves the no rule. >> trampoline is straight up and down. it gets kind of boring. i was refer to it as the army. strict rules. this you can take a little break, add more tricks. something new, something exciting. more of a freestyle feeling to it. >> roberge and his are hoping more american markets jump on board. >> i watch you guys do this.
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you make it look really easy. >> it's fup. >> they encourage that by teaching anyone willing to try. we did. and it's not simple. serious jump for three or four hours a day. honing a craft that right now is still not officially recognized. something that will likely change if roberge's passion is any indication. >> you can see the joy you have just talking about this. >> oh, yeah. i've been jumping for ten years. i absolutely love it. i never want to stop. >> it's a lot of fun. >> you tried it, right? >> i did try it. it was a blast. let's go again. how do we keep score and what
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was your score? >> a one. .5. is that a score? >> was that your score for effort? >> my feeble attempt. how incredibly difficult it is. i mean, you have to land in just the right place and come back in just the right way or you'll fly off that mat, which i did several times. but julienne and his friends are trying to come up with a rule book, guidebook where you can judge this. so it becomes a sport. >> impressive. but i'll pass. >> thanks for taking it. >> nice try. >> we look back at the past week to show you some of the good men and women who brought you this broadcast. have a great weekend. 6 staff sergeant who diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. >> policemen reported been wounded by gunfire. >> afghan man crashed a stolen truck at the airfield where
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panetta a was landing. >> stick to the mission. >> this race is the most important in our lifetime. >> i didn't ask speaker gingrich to get in, i'm knot going to ask him to get out. >> expected to do well in kansas because it's a giant square. >> one guy who can beat barack obama. >> we did it again. >> if you're the front-runner and you keep coming in third, you're not much of a front-runner. >> he has to get rid of those stupid blue jeans. >> does it live up to the fairytale? >> not at all. everybody talking the story, he's never going to get to the frontlines, they live in a -- >> he's been called the muppet -- >> a lot of people have been saying that goldman sachs is evil. >> some of them actually were muppet. unfortunately, ernie took a real bath. >> people like the fact that one of these companies -- >> the dow closing above the key 13,000 level. the nasdaq above the key 3,000 mark. >> the darkest i've ever seen.
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>> volt transformer behind the hilton hotel. >> magnitude 6.8 earthquake occurred off the coast of northeastern japan. >> do you think it looks like it's on an angle? it is. >> rebecca brooks found her husband. >> mother nature can be devastating. >> encyclopedia britannica published it's last edition. >> harvard, iowa state, west virginia. >> love to see their sports teams do well because it's a unifier. >> going to help me fill out my bracket. >> he's going to teach me cricket. >> really lit up the place. >> i'll bet the music was great, charlie. i wish i had been there for that. >> let me tell you about charlie. >> played basketball with charlie. he cheats. >> you foul. >> haven't washed dishes in a long time will you be removing your clothes today? if so, i need to get my glasses. >> as soon as they yell cut.
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>> can you say all that. >> and all le, let's get started.
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pete, did you forget yours? me pete, me use pen! (laughter)
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sorry i'm late, i was in the 16th century looking for pete's pen. (laughter) guys, guys. take it easy, ok? pete's mom is videochatting me, and she wants her pen back! ok, alright, well. i just got one. so... yeah, you've got a little... yep, i can feel the wet patch. don't look at it. when it's on your mind, it's on ebay.
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