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good morning. it is monday, may 21, 201. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. protests turned violent in chicago where nato leaders are meeting. at stake, an exit strategy in afghanistan. we'll talk with the leading senator who just returned from a visit there with president karzai. i'm erica hill. one year ago this week joplin, missouri, was practically destroyed by the worst tornado in 60 years. we're taking you back as the community slowly gets back on its feet. i'm gayle king we'll look back at the life and legend of robin gibb of the bee gee. when i see you at 8:00, bravo's andy cohen and alex trebek will
but we begin with today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. police battle protesters in chicago. >> 45 arrests, 7 protesters hurt. >> spending $2 billion a week, killing people far away. we really haven't done anything to us. >> as nato leaders debate an exit strategy in afghanistan. >> there will be hard days ahead, but the world is behind the strategy we've laid out. >> the world has lost another disco icon. >> robin gibb, founding member of the bee gees has died at the age of 62. >> gibb and his brothers selling over 2 million albums. >> his voice and the music of the bee gees will live on forever. ♪ love somebody the way i love you ♪ >> emergency shelters have been set up for thousands after an earthquake in northern italy. at least seven people died. >> a rare solar eclipse dazzling
star gazers in what's known as a ring of fire. >> today is sentencing day for the former rutgers student convicted of a hate crime for spying on his gay roommate with a web cam. >> all that -- >> that guy might be better than the real mick jagger. >> he's falling asleep at the microphone. >> all my little monsters. >> actually, i'm half monster, half armeni. >> mark zuckerberg changed his facebook status to married after a surprise wedding on saturday. >> the $104 billion facebook. there has to be a cheaper way to find out if your ex-girlfriend got fat. welcome to "cbs this morning." as nato summit in chicago wraps up, the city is bracing for one final day of protests.
dozens of protesters clashed with police on sunday. >> they are set to set up a timetable for nato forces to withdraw from afghanistan by 2014. bill plante is in chicago. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. before this nato summit end later today, more protests are expected in chicago. police clashed with demonstrators on sunday when several thousand tried to march where the meetings are being held and a small group clashed with police and 45 were arrested. and at the nato meeting today, it's not exactly mission accomplished when it comes to afghanistan. the biggest question facing the president and nato leaders here is how to get out of the war in afghanistan even sooner than planned. >> over the next two days we'll meet. first his allies and then with president karzai and our international partners to chart the next phase of the transition in afghanistan. >> reporter: the polling data make it clear, americans want out of the ten-year sacrifice of
blood and treasure in afghanistan. and in this collection year, president obama also wants to move more quickly to get nearly 100,000 u.s. troops home. but he admitted in a meeting with afghan president hamid karzai, getting out won't be easy. >> the loss of life continues in afghanistan. there will be hard days ahead. but we're confident that we are on the right track and what this nato summit reflects is that the world is behind the strategy that we've laid out. >> reporter: nato now wants troops to end combat operations by the end of next year, one year sooner than planned. but the challenges to with drawing from afghanistan without giving up the gains being made are substantial. >> taliban have been unambiguous in that they intend to take advantage. of the removal of the surge forces. >> reporter: the u.s. is also looking for money from its nato allies to support the afghan military when coalition forces leave. an estimated cost of $4.1
billion a year. the u.s. has already spent nearly $400 billion in the war. afghan president karzai made it a point to say thank you for that contribution. >> mr. president, i'm bringing to you and the people of the united states, the gratitude of the afghan people for the support that your taxpayers' money has provided afghan over the past decade. >> reporter: pakistan's president got a meeting with hillary clinton at the summit but not president obama. they are arguing about the price pakistan wants to charge for the thousands of vehicles that cross the border every year. it was a weekend full of serious talk but there were light moments. at camp david, the g-8 leaders watch the european equivalent of the super bowl. david cameron elated when chelsea beat angela merkel's baron munich in the championship final so it wasn't all business.
charlie, erica. >> bill plante, thank you. with us rhode island jack reed, member of the armed services committee, former army ranger, west point graduate and just returned from a visit to afghanistan a few weeks ago. good morning, senator. >> good morning, charlie. >> let me begin with your assessment of how things are in afghanistan today and whether you're satisfied with what the president and nato intend to do in terms of withdrawal. >> well, i just completed my 13th trip to afghanistan. i've been there on a regular basis. frankly, this is the first time we've seen a major increase in afghan forces in the field, both police and army, their professionalism is increasing. we're beginning to see the results of the last several years of training. and i think the key point of this strategy going forward is the gradual assumption of command, control and operations by the afghan forces.
and they're beginning to do that now and they're beginning to do it in a way that suggests they can mature to a protective force. >> you believe by 2014, they'll be able to hold off the taliban? or make some kind of negotiation that will not leave the taliban in full control? >> i believe by 2014 the afghan forces will be with international support, trainers, some logistical support, be able to provide stability in the country. i think, again, the afghan leaders and the international community has to look for a political settlement, but the security forces will provide the foundation for the stability that is absolutely necessary, as our troops withdrawal, and they will withdrawal. >> what do you think we've learned from afghanistan? >> well, i think first of all, don't take your eye off the ball. back in 2003 and 2004, there was a much more positive
environment. we had just decisively defeated the taliban. and then strategically i think we made a mistake by shifting our focus to iraq. that allowed for years in which afghanistan was a second priority or third priority. back in 2009 the president refocused, got the training issues in much better order in termed of providing support for the afghani national army and police. and i think the other lesson, besides not losing sight of the principle objective, is the notion that ultimately this has to be the decision of the afghani people, that we can't impose systems. they have to be congruent with their values and their culture, but we can provide support and we are. and i think we're on the right strategy now. >> real quickly, senator, before you go, you met with president karzai a few weeks ago. do you belief he's a reliable partner moving forward?
>> president karzai is someone who has been capable at times to rally his people. at other times he seemed to be distracted or concerned with issues that are not essential, in my view, to the mutual efforts. he is leaving in 2014. he's not going to run again. one of the challenges is providing a success that can carry on effectively. so, president karzai's record is at best mixed. one at times with great leadership and other times he's chosen not to be as effective as he could or should. we made that point clear to him. at this yujuncture, the meetingn kabul, his statement this weekend suggests he seems to be much more focus, much more in tune with the overall strategy. >> senator, thank you for joining us this morning. >> thanks, charlie. aftershocks are felt this
morning in northern italy after a deadly earthquake. a 6.0 quake struck sunday morning north of bologna. one official said it was the strongest to hit the region since the 1300s. at least seven people were killed, many historic buildings were destroyed. the chinese human rights act visit is now settling down in new york city. >> as jeff glor reports, he finally left settles down with his family. >> good morning to you. for chen guangcheng, the improbable journey continues. the question is now that he's here, what comes next? >> reporter: a rare moment of peace and quiet for chen guangcheng on sunday at a park in downtown manhattan. not far from his new apartment. that after his sudden flight to the u.s. on saturday morning and his hero's welcome later that day. for the past seven years, he said, i've never had a day's
rest. so i've come here for a bit of recuperation in body and spirit. since 2006 chen has been in prison and under house arrest for speaking out against forced abortions in his home country until his daring escape. but as one diplomatic crisis ends, new challenges begin. there's learning english as chen begins to study law at new york university. his ability to affect change will not be the same. >> dissidents who come out from china in the past have pretty much lost their impact on china. they've tried to use the internet in publications and telephone and so on to maintain networks in china, but they're not really in the game in china. >> reporter: chen has said he wants to return to his homeland, but it is challenging to imagine that ever happening. china, it is not a stretch to say, has no interest in repeating this embarrassing episode all over again.
>> so where are we in the story that got so much attention, caused so much conflict between the united states and china? >> he's in a very tough spot. dissidents who leave china are not invited back willingly. those who sneak in are rearrested. the other issue is chen's immedite family is safe with him but the question is what kind of shape his extended family will be in china, those left behind. we don't know. >> as erica made the point, his impact in china is obviously less -- >> it's blunted now. he can't operate from inside the country. you know, there are those that operate here and as we mentioned, try to set up websites. so far has not been as effective. >> thank you. the jury in the john edwards corruption case begins day two of deliberations today. the juror took the weekend off. anna werner outside the courthouse in greensboro, north carolina. good morning. what do we know about what the
jury has been examinig so far? >> reporter: good morning, erica and charlie. as you know, trying to figure out what a yir's going to do is always a bit like reading the tea leaves. here's what we do know. the jury is charged with trying to figure out whether the money that came from two wealthy backers of edwards, the donations that came for them were gifts, as edwards claims, or campaign contributions as the prosecution contends. now, on friday the jury asked to see evidence relating to the first two of those six felony counts they have to consider. that is, evidence relating to the first of those donors, rachel "bunny" mellon, they asked to see checks and notes from her. was that to answer a few last questions and now they'll take a vote? or will they move on next to the exhibits relating to the second donor, one of his other backers, fred baron. if they do that, it may take them quite some time to figure out -- to come to a verdict here. we'll be monitoring today to see what the next request is from
the jury, see if we can figure out what they're going to do here. >> anna werner, thank you so much. pop music world has lost another giant figure, robin gibb of the bee gees died sunday after a long battle with cancer. >> it happened just a few days after the death of donna summer. as elaine quijano, gibb and his brothers had a career and an influence that went far beyond the disco era. ♪ >> reporter: from 1967 to 1979, the bee gees were responsible for five platinum albums, more than 20 hit songs and are still the only musicians to place five songs in the top ten at one time. ♪ you don't know what it's like ♪ >> reporter: in 2009 robin gibb celebrated songwriter and founding member, reuniting with his eldest brother barry at miami recording studio where they once carved out a new sound and some of the most recognizable hits of the 1970s.
>> were you consciencely trying to reinvent yourself? i don't know if we thought of it as reinvening ourselves. it was writing something that got us excited. >> being inspired. ♪ love somebody >> reporter: cbs news' anthony mason witnessed one of the final performances of the surviving gibb brothers. it was just months before robin was rushed to an oxford hospital in which he received emergency surgery on his intestines for the same condition that led to the sudden death of his twin brother and bee gee bandmate morris in 2003. after already losing their youngest brother andy in 1998 to alcohol abuse, the passing of morris nearly split the two remaining brothers. >> you said you were afraid of him? >> i was afraid because i knew where barry was emotionally. i knew his way of expressing himself was by not going forth, by not being a bee gee.
>> i wanted to keep the bee gees as the three of us. >> reporter: the bee gees sold more than 2 million record, 40 million copies of "saturday night fever" alone. but when fans turned on disco, the brothers gibb became the favorite target of popular enemity. >> you can't wear things around your neck. >> reporter: but their influence on popular culture never waned. in 1997 the bee gees were inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. in january of this year robin gibb revealed in an interview that he had been battling ce ii and liver cancer. as recently as march, the disease appeared to be in remission. and he was planning to attend "titanic requim's" premiere.
>> mark zuckerberg's facebook state us is now married. he tied the knot with his girlfriend of nine years in a surprise ceremony in their palo alto, california's backyard. the ipo will be a protected asset. time to show you this morning's headlines from around the globe. "usa today" reports united states is selling $15 billion worth of military hardware to iraq that includes unarmed surveillance drones, if-16789 16 fighter jets and tanks. iraq's government says it will use the drones to keep an eye on oil facilities. >> the man convicted of the lockerbie bombing will be buried today. al magrahi died. the jackson, mississippi, ledger ed reports a guard was
killed in a prison riot sunday at a privately-run facility holding male illegal immigrants. four other prison employees were hospitalized and an inmate was killed. "the wall street journal" looks at nasdaq facebook glitch. nasdaq's ceo said facebook's ipo on sunday was bungled because of technology problems. he said, quo they plan to redes the ipo system. the new york post says babe ruth broke another record in jersey auction war he wore in 1920 sold at auction for $4.4 million, the most ever paid for a piece of sports memorabilia. witness sky watchers witnessed a dramatic ring of fire. the moon almost completely blocked the sun. it started in asia and reached the western u.s. late sunday. the event was carried on live tv in japan where this type of
one year after a tornado killed 161 people, the survivors in joplin, missouri, are rebuilding and remembering. >> it's been a lonesome and lost year. i've lost all my friends. i don't know where some of them are. i wished i knew about some of them. and in los angeles, four playoff games, three teams, two days, all in one arena. we'll see how the staples center gets ready for the clippers, the lakers and the kings. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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new york mayor mike bloomberg on sunday gave commencement speech at university of north carolina and criticized the state's same-sex marriage ban and nothing makes southerners rethink their ways with criticism from a jewish new yorker. joplin, missouri, was changed forever by a giant tornado. about a third of the city was destroyed. 161 people were killed. >> ben tracy was one of the first reporters on the ground to witness that devastation.& this morning he is back in joplin following up on some of the people he met last year.
♪ let's like to take a minute just sit right there and tell you how i became the prince of a town called bel air ♪ >> that is will smith entertaining a crowd on the bbc's grahame norton show hashging back to an earlier career. >> i love it that everyone in the audience remembered the words to that song. welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> today marks one year since a massive tornado tore apart joplin, missouri, killing 161 people, causing nearly $3 billion in damage. president obama is headed to joplin later today. ben tracy, who covered the tornado aftermath, is there this morning. ben, you were one of the first people on the ground there last year. does it look very different this morning? >> reporter: it sure does,
erica. when we left here last year, there was so much debris everywhere in in city. you wondered how they would clean it all up. you look down the streets in joplin and this is what you see. you see new houses going up almost everywhere. this rebuilding effort in overdrive but this has been a very, very tough year for a lot of people here. the f-5 tornado that reached down from the missouri sky was more than half a mile wide and tore a path 13 miles long. the wound it left was deep. more than 7,000 homes damaged or destroyed. 161 lives lost. today you can still see the scar that stretches across joplin. you can also hear the healing as new homes are being built. can you believe it's been a year already? >> no. it seems like yesterday. >> mary hazelbaker was at church when the storm came to town. she thanks god for that because the tornado drove right down her
street. she's 84, has no children and has lived in five different places this year. >> this has also been a very long year for you. >> yes, this has. it's been a lonesome and lost year. i've lost all my friends. i don't know where some of them are. i wished i knew about some of them. i don't know what i'm going to do. >> i know. >> reporter: we first met mary just after the tornado hit. her house of 50 years and nearly everything in it was gone. >> my stuff. that's my stuff. >> reporter: do you miss all of that or have you realized you didn't need all of it? >> i realized i didn't need all of it. i can live with just a roof over my head. >> reporter: she found help one day at this thrift store where i saw dana. >> i saw an elderly lady, trying to carry a large bag out the
door. i thought, wow, i don't see anybody helping her. >> reporter: dana is a salvation army case manager and found a charity that would help mary be built because she has no insurance. that new house will be next to where her old one once stood. she'll have the very same address. >> west 26th street, joplin, missouri. >> reporter: the place you've always lived. >> yes. >> reporter: her new home will be much more secure. >> these homes are really built to last a lifetime. >> reporter: george van heusen is building mary's house and 17 other storm-resistant homes in joplin. the walls are filled with 6 inches of concrete, designed to handle 250-mile-an-hour winds. so, you're not living in a bunker but the next best thing. >> yeah. that's the idea. the idea is all the exterior walls are -- are places you can shelter yourself from debris. >> reporter: throughout joplin
you also see tornado shelters. they're designed to hold up to 34 people and withstand winds of up to 250 miles per hour. all of this gives mary has hazelbaker a peace of mind. . the cross from the church is still there. that's a nice sign. >> yes, it is. >> reporter: now, mary expects to move into her new house on her birthday at the end of next month. meanwhile, president obama will be here in joplin later today. he'll be speaking to the graduates at joplin high school. erica? >> ben, thank you very much. charlie here. how personal toll is always the thing that seems to come out of this. ad how people find out they're stronger than they are, but on the financial side, how much is all this costing and where is the money coming from? >> reporter: a lot of money. $2.8 billion is the damage estimate, which makes this the costliest tornado to hit the united states since 1950.
a lot of the money gone into rebuilding has come from the federal government, state government, and people with insurance used that, but a lot of people in this town needed help to rebuild and thankfully they're getting it. >> thank you, ben. from the ice to the hardwood, even chicken wings, we'll show you how l.a.'s staples center is getting ready for the ultimate playoff run. quite a feat. you're watching "cbs this morning." [ male announcer ] there are only so many foods that make kids happy. and even fewer that make moms happy too. with wholesome noodles and bite sized chicken, nothing brings you together like chicken noodle soup from campbell's.
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the l.a. kings, lakers and clippers all had playoff games in the same arena, four games in two days. >> it's great for the fans but unprecedented for the work crews who have to clean up and change things around. lee cowen went behind the scenes to see how they do it. >> reporter: in a city transformation inside l.a.'s gleaming downtown arena would make even the best surgeon's head spin. the staples center is the proud home of both the l.a. lakers and the clippers. and beneath their two very different courts lies an ice rink. that's home to the nhl's kings. but for the first time in 13 years, those three roommates are in the playoffs all at the same time, which makes home field advantage a little complicated. >> when we're done today, we'll this building after tonight's game. there are buildings that don't do that in years. >> reporter: exactly. >> and that's in this season.
>> reporter: lee is sort of the mayor of the staples center. he presses the public like running for re-election but he might be accused of being a bit of a flip-flopper. staples center has morphed from ice to hardwood back to ice back to hardwood back to ice again six different times in just 80 hours. >> this is unprecedented. i like to call it the perfect storm. this will never happen in any arena anywhere in this country. >> i need the pattern to go like this. >> reporter: it's a frantic race against the clock and the man in charge of it all is a coach in his own right. >> i need help. we need to start getting stuff out. >> reporter: he lead a team of 35 workers who are like master puzzle solvers but on a grand scale. >> no one else in the country is under this kind of pressure. >> it's fantastic. >> reporter: is it really? >> it absolutely is. >> just put them down. >> reporter: with four games back to back this weekend and a narrow window, switching from hockey rink to basketball court, takes the longest.
>> musical chairs type of scenario. court going down, glass coming p>> reporter: organized chaos. >> organized chaos. >> reporter: and little room for error. in fact, it is so precise that if any of these panels are just a quarter of an inch off, they have to take the entire floor up and start again. but the playing surface is only half the battle. with quarter of a million fans descending on the arena for playoff games, someone has to feed them. that's chef joseph martin's job. this is like the playoff for you because this is -- >> we get judged on how well we perform. just like the teams do. now we have to up our game for this playoff stretch. >> reporter: he and his team of more than 150 cooks make more than 2,000 pounds of chicken wings, 21,000 hot dogs, 2200 carmel apples, all washed down with 100,000 seveninrvings of s.
and then the trash. hundreds thousands of pounds cleaned up between games. fans never see any of it. it's all done out of the spotlight. it's the craziness that was somehow tamed during l.a.'s triple round of playoffs, certainly sdooefsh certainly deserves an audience of some sort. for "cbs this morning," i'm lee cowen in los angeles. >> you kind of get the impression that david and joe and lee like this as much as kobe likes having the ball when the game's on the line. >> you may be right. i have to say, though, watching that, i'm exhausted watching it. >> i know. the time-lapse photography -- >> it was impressive. one thing they didn't touch on, that i would be scared of, the traffic, in and out of all those games in los angeles. talk about a great weekend. >> perfect
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some ak seccents are disappeari. you can find chuck le a. vell on his ranch and the answer, the host of america's favorite quiz show, just walked in the room. and if you said -- >> who's alex trebek? >> you do know how to play the game. i love that. you know how when you see some people and you say they're doing exactly what they're meant to be doing for a living, that's what i think when i see andy cohen. i adore this man. no surprise he was voted most talkative in high school. you even have a book to prove it. >> who is most talkative? >> erin more aiarty is here. >> he was my intern. >> i was his intern at "cbs this morning". >> and we have video to prove you were an intern here at cbs. boy, have times have changed. it could be blackmail material, my friend. >> great. let's put it on national tv. >> let's do that.
♪ lonely days lonely nights >> our nod to the bee gees this morning. it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. >> and i'm charlie rose with erica hill. dharun ravi is being sentenced today. he's the former rutgers student convicted of multiple charges, including a hate crime for spying on his gay roommate. >> tyler clementi killed himself after the incident. now michem some are asking him be sentenced. >> guilty or not guilty? >> guilty. >> reporter: two months ago dharun ravi was found guilty of 15 criminal counts, including bias intimidation, classified as a hate crime in the state of new jersey. >> any reaction? >> reporter: ravi was convicted
of using a web cam to spy on his roommate, 18-year-old tyler clementi, while he was having a is sexual encounter with another man. days later, clementi jumped off the george washington bridge, an act of desperation that captured headlines around the world, raising awareness of the issue of bullying and the struggles faced by gay teenagers. >> there are messages everywhere that validate this kind of bullying and taunting and we have to make it stop. >> reporter: now ravi faces up to ten years in prison, or depending on the judge's decision, he could be deported to his native india, a punishment that some leading gay activists say is too harsh. in an op-ed published in "the star ledger" jim mcgreevey who resigned his post after coming out in 2004 argued that the issues at hand were larger than dharun ravi. homophobia was replete in clementi's government and
culture. but not everyone agrees. >> dharun ravi is not a victim. he is not a scapegoat. >> reporter: garden state equality steven goldstein says ravi should serve at least some jail time, if only to set an example that biased crimes will no longer be tolerated. >> my hope is that america takes this case of dharun ravi as an example for what could happen if any student bullies another. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," i'm michelle miller. >> "48 hours" correspondent erin moriarty has followed this case from the very beginning and joins us at the table. >> hello. >> i'm very anxious to see what happens today. i really am. >> me, too. >> it's tough. i think the judge is really in a tough position because dharun ravi was convicted of all 15 counts. >> but he's facing up to ten years. how likely is that that he gets? >> every legal expert i talk to -- of course, none of us know
for sure, but every legal expert i spoke to did not think he would get the full ten years. some people think a year, some -- everyone agrees less than five. then this other thing, if the judge is concerned -- the judge in open court said that he was concerned this law was so muddled that he could actually be overturned, the judge could be. so, he might, even if he does sentence him to jail term, a prison term, he might let him out on bail pending appeal. >> what about the fact that -- michelle touched on this. there have been some gay support speakers speaking out on behalf of ravi's behalf. let's step back. maybe he shouldn't go to jail for ten years. >> i think there has been a lot of that. i think the judge will certainly take some of that into account, as he will all the letters that come in. but ultimately, i think the judge is going to take a look at this specific case and this specific defendant. a big issue is remorse. of course, the state kind of
jumped on that. the state says he shows no remorse and they actually pointed to an instant message he sent right after he found that his -- that tyler clementi was missing and might committed suicide, there was i insensitivity, but before he knew his roommate committed suicide, he sent an apology. what's extremely dishlgs there's so much digital evidence, you know how hard to read an e-mail, read the intent. >> are we looking at perhaps a new interpretation of the law because there was no violence here? >> well, that's what i think a lot of legal experts are very concerned. no matter what the judge does today with sentencing, i think just the jury verdict sent such a message to other prosecutors, not only can you bring charges for actions that are not what we normally think of as hate crimes, because this one contained no violent, no threat
of violence, but the fact that the jury actually convicted him on all 15 counts. so, i mean, it's -- you're a prosecutor, you're thinking, i think i can convince a jury. >> his lawyers are hoping for some kind of new trial? >> oh, they have asked for a new trial. they've also asked in the alternative to overturn this conviction. i don't expect the judge to make that decision today, but the judge has not ruled on that. you know that that's pretty rare for a judge to say, you know, i'm throwing it out. but, of course, you know we don't know what's going to happen. >> a brand new ball game. it will be interesting to see what happens because i heard he believes he should get jail time. we'll see.
something gets a whole lot better when you go on vacation. what could that be? we'll make that "long story short" with our special guest andy cohen who will join us right after -- there is he. you're watching "cbs this morning." he looks ready. ♪ dave, i've downloaded a virus. yeah. ♪ dave, where are we on the new laptop? it's so slow! i'm calling dave. [ telephone rings ] [ male announcer ] in a small business, technology is all you. that's why you've got us. at the staples pc savings event, for a limited time get up to $200 off select computers.
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♪ you're a rich girl and you've gone too far because you know it doesn't matter ♪ >> as we looked around the web, we found a few good reasons to make "long story short" with andy cohen. sitting in charlie rose's chair. >> i like charlie's chair. >> feels good, right? >> feels good. i feel smarter. >> well, let's see. let's ee. >> okay. >> "the huffington post" reports people who buy organic food tend to be snobby. researchers divided people into groups and they found the ones in the organic food group tended to be more judgmental and selfish. maybe they were looking for a new age food fight so it begs the question, mr. cohen, do you
buy organic? >> sometimes. it begs the question, who is paying money to do these studies? >> is that is a good question. so far i'm not seeing the smartness. we'll keep going. >> oh, thanks. great. a quiz. wow. >> round two. >> yeah. >> number three, talking about your ex, number two, having sex on the first date, women essentially believe this, the number one deal breaker, having your phone out and texting. >> oh, that is true. i'll give you number four. >> which is? >> bad breath. >> yes. >> that's in my book. everyone needs to monitor their breath 24/7. best tip of the day. >> that's on any date, first, second, third. sex on the first date, no-no? >> it depends. some people can handle it. some people can't. >> i say no, no, no, no. the chicago "sun-times" looks at a wedding that took place -- that is a good answer, andy. times are changing.
they stepped out of church sunday after saying their vows right into the middle of an occupy chicago protest for nato summit. the bride didn't look so happy about that but they did manage to get a handful of nice pictures with the wedding party. >> they have a great story that everybody's talking about, so -- >> a fantastic story. if they wasn't laughing then she will at some point. >> they ask, you have nomophobia, the fear of being without your kre phone. 66% of people have it which is up 13% from four years ago. i'm having -- i have a feeling you may be one of those people. >> i kind of am. but i think we all -- i have a little exercise i do with myself where i say i'm going to dinner tonight and i'm leaving my phone at home so i can concentrate on the person. >> do you leave it at home? >> i fry try to do that. >> how successful are you? >> if i say i'm leaving it at home, i leave it at home. but it's difficult. >> i never leave home without
it. >> gayle's cell phone. >> yellow blackberry. >> andy's favorite color, too. britain's "daily mail" looks at a good reason to go on vacation. they say the sex is better. a survey finds three-quarters of americans ages 18 to 49 say sex is better when you're away from home. it's not all the wine and roses. 38% of the couples worry they'll get on each other's nerves when they're on vacations. so, 38%. what do you think, andy, 18 to 49, you're in the 18 to 49 group. >> yes. you're free of all the day to day. >> that actually makes a lot of sense to me. 18 to 49, erica, you're in the group. >> yes, i am, gayle. >> the sex better on vacations? erica hill is going, i don't speak english. >> i will plead the fifth. & > i like it. how did they do that survey, by the way? >> i think you just ask -- >> did they go to beaches and ask --
>> i think you talk to people who are on vacation. and you might expect a kid who spent a 900-mile car trip talking into a hair brush would end up on television. the answer in the form of a question is, who is andy cohen? he'll stick around and be back to tell us about his surprising tv journey. it's a good one. you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be right back. more with andy cohen after the break. >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by purina. your pet, our passion. [ girl ] when i started playing soccer, i wasn't so good. [ barks ] so me and sadie started practicing. we practiced a lot. now i've got some moves! [ crowd cheering ] spin kick! whoo-hoo! [ giggling ] [ announcer ] we know how important your dog is to your whole family. so help keep him strong and healthy with purina dog chow. because you're not just a family.
so anything can happen, but don't worry, nothing will. >> a few years ago before andy cohen was a target for "saturday night live," the bravo tv executive was right here at cbs news. >> it's funny if it's not you. charlie, if they do you, you won't be cracking up the way he was cracking up. wasn't he cracking up? >> he thought that was hilarious. >> they've done me and i thought, that's really funny. andy tells us what happens -- did you think it was funny when they did it? >> yes. >> you did? okay. i was like. >> you don't like satire? >> i do. >> he tells us in a memoir "most atta talkative." welcome back. the title is appropriate. my favorite story in the book, andy cohen as a little boy doing a road trip with your family and you decide to do a running
commentary of the road trip in the hair brush. >> into a hair brush, talking, talking, talking. i think it's so charming. we pull over for lunch at a ruby tuesday in georgia and my aunt judy dumps a pitcher of iced tea all over me. in my mind, quite unprovoking. i was being so entertaining. >> i'm just giving you -- i'm entertaining you all in the car. >> exactly. i'm working my butt off to make this car trip interesting. >> so unappreciative. >> yes. >> but you were not deterred because years later you're still talking. andy cohen used to do "cbs this morning." the walls did not fall down when you walked in because you're doing something very different. >> yes. i started as an intern in '9, erin moriarty's intern. there i am. i guess that would be called a computer. there i am with harry and paula. i was at cbs news for ten years, eight spent in the morning. in the book i share some really funny things, i think, that
happened while i was a producer. it was -- i was so happy at cbs news. it was so fun and hilarious. and i share that. >> you wanted to be on the air? >> i did. when i was an intern, erin said, you have a wandering eye. >> i don't get it. >> i do have a wonky eye but it's going to keep you from being on the air so you should think about not being on the air. i said, it wouldn't be so bad if i just moved to new york and got a job behind the scenes. >> did that hurt your feelings? >> yeah, it did at the time. i'm a resilient guy, a very positive person. i just picked myself up and moved to new york. and it wasn't until 18 years later that i wound up on the air in a very organic kind of cool way, which i talk about in the book as well. >> it all started from the real housewives franchise, which i never watch, by the way. >> yeah, right. >> i will just say i love carolyn manzzo, but i never
watch that show. are there times when you say, i can't believe it is really gone to this place? are there ever parts you go, maybe we crossed the line. >> oh, absolutely. i mean, look, the interesting thing for me is i look back on my life so far is that i always loved soap operas. i was obsessed with susan lucci and i think what the housewives have become is a reality soap opera. >> do you have some great talent instinct? >> no. >> let me finish. for picking talent? >> i think we have a great group that i work with at bravo where we know somebody that looks and sounds interesting and it's like, wow, that person -- that person is interesting. >> and you can't even really put your finger on it and you just know it when you see it. >> i think that's true. >> i was nuts about your mom, andy. you talk about your mom a lot in
the book. your mom, evelyn, says she reads your blog, watches your show, weighs in because it's a way of keeping up with you without >> yes. into your life. she has a big -- she pretends she doesn't butt into my life, but she does. yeah, she'll see on twitter that i'm somewhere doing something and so it's her way. she enjoys that. she sends me a text every night after my show at around 11:29. and says, too dirty. not my demographic. are you drunk? get some sleep. i loved it. you know, every night. >> she really is one of the best characters in the book. you were a producer at "cbs this morning" a long time ago. you had long hair. >> yes! >> and then you had a makeover. >> i did. i had my ponytail cut off on the morning show. i begged my executive producer, i said, please let me do a
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we agreed to get married as soon as you won your first case. meanwhile, ten years later, my niece, the daughter of my sister, is getting married. my biological clock is ticking like this and the way this case is going, i ain't never getting married! >> and we all remember that. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i thought she was going to tick and tick and tick. that's the scene with marisa tomei in "my cousin vinny."
accents played a pivotal role in that movie and they add a lot of flavor in real life. >> many language experts believe regional accents are disappearing. mo rocca went out to see if americans are really starting to sound alike. >> nobody's got accents anymore, unless you're from europe, but you don't get any new york accents. >> reporter: if anyone knows about the disappearance of the new york city accent, it's this man, the guy with the new york city accent. >> marty took it from me. >> reporter: he's a new yorker featured in "this they could ta talk," a documentary about the stigmas attached to the dialect. >> people ee it as gruf and angry kind of voice. >> what about that bald dome of yours? >> and also quite charming and endearing. >> you saved my life. in a lot of ways. >> you've been there for me, too, you know. >> reporter: accentings reflect
the diversity of this country, from boston to new york in the northeast to minnesota and chicago in the midwest. >> i mean, that's dead land. >> reporter: from the mountain speak of appalachia to the southern twang. >> you thought that was good to break my poor country girl heart. >> reporter: they both differentia differentiate. why do accents matter? >> people want to be connected to places, to traditions. accents are the strongest indicator of that. >> we're seeing continuous tradition, lang wanl. >> reporter: walt wolfram has been studying dialect. >> no state has a richer tradition. >> reporter: to learn more about that rich tradition, we ferried to ocracoke island, a tiny stretch of sand along north carolina's outer banks.
>> reporter: we need to subtitle that. we met three long-time residents who speak with what's known as the ocracoke rogue. >> five years ago in london, england, two or three people asked me over there, did i have an australian accent. >> reporter: they grew up here and like generations before them, speak with the brogue. has it changed a lot? >> it has. it's changed very much so, yeah. i mean, it's still a quaint survived by tourism, to be quite honest. >> reporter: the influx of tourism has changed the way many people here speak. do you think your accent has diminished a little bit as you've gotten older? >> yes, i think -- i think so, yeah. >> reporter: james, if the ocracoke brogue disappeared in the next 20 or 30 years, would that sadden you?
>> to a certain extent it would. every generation now is losing it. and probably -- probably by another generation or so, you won't even notice it. >> reporter: are we losing our accents? >> here in ocracoke, the dialect is fading away and being replaced about a more standard mainstream dialect. >> reporter: that's kind of sad. >> i think it's sad because historically this dialect has been so tied up with sort of the culture that it's one mark of the traditional culture that is no longer around to identify. >> reporter: many people all over the country are trying to lose their accents, often because of negative associations. >> my career has been devoted trying to neutralize some of the negative stereotypes of dialect. >> they learn their english when they came into contact with the lost colony.
>> reporter: using education and film. >> new york accent is a little more dicey. >> reporter: they are trying to honor the history of accents while they're still around to be heard. >> we make a big deal in america, especially about the death of mom and pop stores. the accent is just as integral to that part of america that needs to stick around. and i hope that it does stick around. i hope it's not something we lose ultimately. >> i agree with her, mo. i hope it's not something we lose either. what's your sense? >> well, i hope it doesn't happen. i love difference. who doesn't love difference? >> me, too. >> according to walt wolfram, what's happening is microaccents, say o the outer banks or consolidating. there used to be a difference between hatteras or ocracoke accen accents. homogenization is louse. >> it's boring. >> did you ever try to lose yours, charlie? you have an accent.
>> i still have. i say words that remind people where i came from. >> naked. >> naked is one of them. >> ornate t nato. >> but did you try to lose it? >> no. >> north carolina is dialect heaven, i will always remember. >> is that right that asheville is a different country? >> oh, yes. some of those islands are affected in terms of the dialects by where people came from, the immigration pattern. >> can people lose if they want to? >> some people are trying to, because of what wolfram calls accent profiling. you call for a job and someone tells you because of your accent that job is filled. which does happen apparently a lot. there's some debate as to whether the new york accent is being lost. another professor said it's a class issue. if you go where people who don't make as much money they have the classic accent but in manhattan, the upper east side, it's gone. >> thank you, mo. some people say canadians have distinct accents and we all
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he's here in new york to receive the prestigious peabody award today for "jeopardy!." welcome and congratulations. >> thank you. >> doesn't get any better than that. >> well, you know, we've won so many emmys, more emmys than any other quiz or game show on television. and yet there seems to be more excitement about the peabody. i did not realize how press tpr but 33 others receiving the peabody award also today. so, i haven't gotten too excited about it yet, butly lat i will >> i know you've been asked this before, but is there anything you can tell us about the people who do really well on "jeopardy!." >> people who read a great deal tend to do better than others. doctors, lawyers -- not doctors. lawyers, teachers and students tend to do well. again, because they read a great deal. >> journalists? >> journalists also. we discovered that in our power players tournament in washington last week. but people who used to thinking
on their feet have to -- have to come back with correct responses to people who quiz them on the spur of the moment. >> people who have watched the game and understand the game, you get the rhythm of what "jeopardy!" is about. >> there is definitely a rhythm. a lot of people worry about that signaling device. i tell them, as soon as you come up with a correct response, you gain in confidence. if you get the next correct response in that category, you own that category. >> yes. >> and the other people, your two opponents, suddenly back off a little and say, oh, darn. >> i'm going to let them have that category. >> that's his category, yeah. >> after watching you for years and years, i think the assumption is you're a very smart guy because you seem to -- >> uh-huh. >> yep. that you're a very smart guy. >> me? >> i heard you say you would never play the game. i'm wondering, were you a smart student? are you a smart guy? >> i used to be. >> and then?
>> as the years went by and, unfortunately, for me my two children discovered some of my old -- not diplomas but school results -- >> your report cards. >> report cards. as years went on through college, my grades kept going down. i was just too tired. i was working to par for my college education. >> that's how it started. >> yeah. i didn't want to be in school. and i needed the job. you know, tuition in those days was $500 a year. for a college education. now that doesn't get you anything. >> you have said you'd like to host a political debate. >> i would. i have mentioned that in the past. because -- and the danger of mentioning something -- i've been in broadcasting for 50 years, host of "jeopardy!" for 28 years. a reporter asked me, have you ever thought about retiring? i mentioned, yes, i've thought about it. all of a sudden everybody's out
there saying, trebek is retiring. >> since you put it out there that you're interested, any takers? has anybody called you up and said, hey, let's talk about that? >> no, but i wish they would. i suspect i have to make a very big cash donation to a certain organization to -- >> why would you want to do it? why would you want to? >> because what bothers me about some of the political debatings that i have seen that are hosted by people in the news, reporters, commentators, is that it's all so predictable. the contestants, the candidates, know where you're going. i want somebody from left field to come in and say, hey, you know, what's your vision for america? nobody talks about that anymore. they just say, i want to lower taxes. i want to do this. well, yeah, but what kind of a society do we really want in this country? is this a capitalist society? well, i don't think so. we have a lot of socialist programs going on. so, what do you see in our future? and i would hope that
somebody -- they get the man off the street, and some of the debates in the republican primaries were doing that. they would get people sending in tweets, asking from all over the country, you know, the ordinary man. >> a lot of people watch "jeopardy!." who are they? >> i think everybody watches "jeopardy!" all kinds of people, because americans are very competitive. they want to know how they compare to the bright contestants we have on the program. and they can play in the safety of their homes. there's no danger for you. if you miss something, who knows? well, gayle knows because she was sitting next to me when we were playing but that's all. >> and you hope you learn something. >> yeah, you learn a lot of trivia and that won't do you any good in life, but you will, i hope, be curious to explore some categories that have come up on the program. i didn't know that. we were talking during the commercial break about the new
film about earnest hemingway. i didn't know he was involved with -- >> dr. gelhorn. >> yeah. i'm curious about that. i'm going to do some reading. >> you. a national story after someone broke into your hotel room. >> yes. >> and we learned you slept with underwear, you didn't. is everything okay? >> i slept with a t-shirt that night. >> everything all right? >> everything is all right. >> very scary thing. >> thank you very much. alex will host national geographic bee which starts tomorrow. we'll talk with erica about his music and the new passion in his life the wheat in every mini-wheat has gotta be just right.
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weekend. he and rolling stones have worked together for half a century. band members are keeping busy with some other interests. we visited chuck leavell who's made his second career to protect the environment. >> reporter: for fans of the rolling stones, the classics never get old. even after 50 years. turns out, it's the same for the so-called sixth member of the band. >> on the keyboards, chuck leavell. >> chuck's thrilled to be up there working with those guys. >> reporter: is there ever a day when you pinch yourself and go, this is really worked out pretty well? >> every day. i'll do it right now. but i think the real joy of my career has been that i've been able to work with so many different artists. ♪ >> reporter: chuck leavell's career began with the almen
brothers. he was barely 20 years old. ten years later he joined the stones. over the last few decades his talents have made leavell one of the most soughtafter musicians in the business. >> you always learn something from one artist that you can apply to another. that has really been the great experience of my career, is having this diversity and always learning something and being in different settings. ♪ >> reporter: but music, he'll tell you, is only one of his three passions. there's his family, his wife of 38 years, rose lane, their daughters and grandsons and his beloved home, charlane plantation. 3,000 sprawling acres in rural georgia, which have been in his wife's family for generations. >> in 1981er are grandmother passed on, leaving her this plot of land and this house we're in now. and it became our responsibility to carry on this generational
heritage stewardship of the lands. >> reporter: what leavell thought might be an adventure as a gentleman farmer quickly became a calling to foresty and conservation. now he's an honorary forest ranger. >> i've got the hat and everything. >> reporter: can you call smokey the bear? >> very tight, very tight. >> reporter: kidding aside, there's no denying his dedication. >> you can see, very healthy, growing. so far blight resistant. >> reporter: among his efforts, helping restore the american chestnut population. they were nearly wiped out in the 1900s. four right here? >> four. >> reporter: you're on our your way. in 200 leavell took on another project. >> our functionality is working out again. >> reporter: as co-founder of the mother nature network, now the number one visited environmental website. >> we're getting over 5 million hits a month now, which is just
remarkable. it's nice to talk about the success but for me, more importantly, it says that people do care about these issues. >> reporter: leavell says mother nature network doesn't practice politics, but you will find him in washington. ♪ here we go >> reporter: sometimes to play like he did last week for the 150th anniversary of the department of agriculture. the more he's there to spur lawmakers into action. do you feel you get any sort of a reaction from them? >> they seem genuinely interested, but, you know, when it comes time to pass a law, the laws aren't getting passed. you know, we don't have an energy policy in this country right now. why don't we have an energy policy? ♪ >> reporter: leavell's latest solo album "back to the woods," a tribute to the blues, was also inspired by his conservation efforts and the undeniable
harmony he found here among the trees. >> i reminded myself where that marvelous thing called a piano comes from. from the resource of wood and so many other musical instruments. so, you know, that piano has given me my career, my lively hood and so much joy. ♪ ♪ honky honky tonk women ♪ they give me they give me honky tonk blues ♪ yeah! >> nice. >> and, you know, i should say, they're probably watching right now because they watch our hoe in the morning. they like it very much. so we're thankful for that. probably one of the most humble people i've met. they were so warm. making sure there was food for everybody, fresh baked cookies, things laid out for the crew.
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